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|Guests: Charles Krauthammer |
"As you may know, Cyprus is bankrupt, and to keep that nation from completely falling apart, the European Union has okayed a seizure of private money deposited in banks on the Mediterranean island. A member of the European Parliament says more private money could be seized in Italy, Spain, Portugal or other countries. It's a dire warning for everybody, including Americans, as the global economy begins to totter. The rise of the nanny state, where politicians buy votes by promising to support people, has damaged capitalism all over the world. We're seeing it here in the USA where about half of American households receive some kind of government assistance. The Democratic Party has established a firm hold on the entitlement culture and we are engaged in an economic civil war that the Democrats are winning. Every day the USA adds $3.2 billion in more debt, but President Obama doesn't seem to care. He says the debt is 'sustainable,' but it is not. If America collapses economically there will be violence in this country and all over the world. You know I'm not the kind of person who would hype a situation like this, but what is happening in Cyprus and Europe is a contagion. The simple truth is that the world cannot support massive socialism. President Obama and liberal America need to wise up fast and the rest of us who do see the danger should begin to speak with some urgency. The U.S. debt is a crisis and these pinheads in Washington better do something about it."
Charles Krauthammer entered the No Spin Zone to assess the Talking Points Memo. "I agree with you that the nanny state is unsustainable," he began, "and in the end it collapses. But what happened in Cyprus is not that the government is insolvent, it's that the banks are insolvent. They invested in Greek bonds and got wiped out. You have to make a distinction between governments and banks. Our banks are in pretty good shape, but the government is headed towards insolvency. We have several years between now and then, and if we would start to rein in the government we could achieve solvency." The Factor took President Obama to task for failing to deal with the debt situation: "We are seeing our future in Europe and this is what troubles me about Barack Obama. He and his guys know what's happening in Greece and Spain and Italy and Cyprus, yet they are encouraging the same scenario in the United States."
|Guests: Megyn Kelly |
With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments about same-sex marriage, The Factor asked attorney and FNC anchor Megyn Kelly to explain the legalities. "The Court is hearing two cases," she reported, "but I don't think these are going to be the cases where the Supremes will say yes or no to gay marriage. The first case they're hearing is about California's ban on gay marriage passed by the voters. I think the Supreme Court will dodge this on procedural grounds and the people who like gay marriage will be happy with that." The other case revolves around the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The Factor minced no words when describing Clinton's subsequent about-face: "You're a phony, Bill Clinton. You signed the law because you thought it would be popular, but now you're against it. This is what sleazy politicians do, they don't care about gays!"
|Guests: Glenn Beck |
As The Factor reported Monday, Florida Atlantic University professor Deandre Poole, a Democratic Party activist, told his students to write 'Jesus' on a piece of paper, put it on the floor, and stomp on it. Meanwhile, Texas 5th graders were shown a video that blames America for many of the world's ills. Radio talk show host Glenn Beck weighed in on the incidents, beginning with the Texas video. "What kills me here," he said, "is that this is in Texas, which is the last real stronghold of the republic. If we lose Texas, we lose the entire country, and this has been in the classroom since 2002. The indoctrination of our children has been going on for a very long time and it is much worse than any of us think." Beck also blasted Florida Atlantic University and its activist professor. "The university says they are super-sorry that anyone was offended, but what are they doing with the professor? Why aren't they removing him?"
|Guests: John Stossel |
Fox Business host John Stossel entered the No Spin Zone to argue that while environmentalists have much of which to be proud, many 'greens' are now going overboard. "They spent several hundred million dollars cleaning up the Hudson River," Stossel said, "which was worth it, and every time somebody buys a new car now the air gets cleaner. But government only grows, so now they're spending billions of dollars when the problem is largely solved. Now we're giving taxpayer subsidies to rich movie actors to buy $100,000 electric cars. If you buy an electric car you get $7,500 back on your taxes, plus the car companies are getting direct subsidies. If an electric car is going to work, we have something called the free market."
|Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl |
Amanda Knox, the photogenic American who was acquitted of murder in Italy, will be re-tried after an Italian court nullified the acquittal. Legal analysts Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle tried to cut through the courtroom chaos. "The U.S. government would have to grant extradition to the Italians to send her back," Wiehl reported, "but we're not going to do that. A treaty says that if someone has been acquitted, we're not sending them back." Guilfoyle advised Knox to avoid traveling outside the friendly confines of the United States. "She'll be tried in absentia and if she's convicted there could be a warrant out for her arrest. So if she steps outside the United States and visits a country that honors an extradition treaty with Italy, she could be in trouble. If I were her I'd get really comfy at the Starbucks in Seattle and stay there."
|Guests: Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes |
The animal rights group PETA, upon hearing that a 14-year-old Louisiana boy was raffling off a cow to raise money for a school trip, send a hectoring letter to the young man. Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes entered the No Spin Zone to hash out the bovine beef. "This boy was selected to go abroad and be a student ambassador," Crowley said, "but his family couldn't afford to send him. So he came up with this great entrepreneurial idea to raffle out this cow. PETA went crazy on this poor kid and sent him a long email taking him apart." Colmes verbally slaughtered the publicity-hungry animal organization. "With all due respect to PETA, which I normally support, they should leave kids out of this. It's not proper to do this to a 14-year-old boy."
|Tanjua Ramdial, Trinidad and Tobago: "Juan Williams said that stepping on the word Jesus is an exercise in critical thinking. Would he think the same thing if the word was 'Obama?'"|
Amy, Cal State University: "I have been victimized like Ryan Rotela. I have heard my professors call Christians ignorant bigots. It's difficult to disagree with someone who holds your grade point average in his hand."
|If you want to make a good impression, avoid clichés such as the vastly-overused "at the end of the day."|