Freedom Of Speech Award 2009

Talkers magazine, the leading industry magazine and newspaper for the talk radio business, awarded Rush Limbaugh with the coveted Freedom of Speech Award at the New Media Conference of Talkers Magazine in New York over the weekend.rushfreedomofspeechaward

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Rush is now the first two-time recipient of the prestigious honor, for the massive attention he garnered in the mainstream press as a result of statements made on the air critical of the President of the United States and particular branches of the Federal government that went on to spark a national dialogue and debate — a process that reflects the very heart of the First Amendment.

Rush spoke about freedom of speech and talk radio in accepting the award. It was a fine 10 minute speech about our freedom of speech and instructive on how to be successful in talk radio. Something the Air America crowd would do good to listen to.

See the video of his acceptance speech.

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Pelosi still taking CIA briefings

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly press conference yesterday continued dodging questions about her accusations that the CIA lied to Congress about waterboarding terrorist detainees.

Pelosi was pressed by reporters on whether she continued to receive briefings and admitted that she is still receiving the CIA presentations. She refused to answer when this humble correspondent asked whether or not she believes intelligence professionals are still lying to her.

About that vacation in Mexico

Things got a bit out of hand over the weekend in Acapulco, Mexico, in the heart of the hotel district.

A military official says 15 gunmen and a soldier were killed in a two-hour shootout in the heart of Acapulco’s hotel zone.

The army colonel who led the battle against the gunmen says the shootout erupted when the military received a tip about the presence of armed men at a house in the hotel zone.

Tourism is out. Now, by default, illegal drug cartels in Mexico and illegal aliens in the United States seems to be what Mexico runs on.

Taser use to obtain DNA not unconstitutional

Opinions of what constitutes torture have been kicked around ever since waterboarding was used on 3 terrorists. That’s right, only 3 sorry human beings at Club Gitmo that did produce helpful information.

What would you call repeatedly tasing someone until they ‘volunteered’ to give a DNA sample? That’s what happened in Niagara Falls, NY.