Laura Ingraham was guest host on "The O'Reilly Factor" on August 16th. Her Talking Points Memo addressed the improbable success of the reality show "Duck Dynasty". Ingraham pointed to the strong faith and family values couplred with great ironic humor that draws audiences - in contrast to shows that go for shock and salacious fare to capture ratings.
Gingrich said if Obamacare is harmful to the country, why would any Republican fund it? He sees it as a constitutional issue. Ingraham said another course would be a full delay and then a repeal which would have the Democrats own the issue. Gingrich said politicians get too clever too often and that things should be changed decisively. He sees it as a dynamic process and that the GOP should go full bore on defunding.
Ingraham compared the situation to immigration and Gingrich said the House would follow the Goodlatte approach, breaking the steps down.
Gingrich said Chris Christie is a very strong governor of New Jersey, but the GOP needs a strong debate on foreign policy. He cited the disruption al-Qaeda has created in the Muslim world. He said he's a hawk and was for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but that the execution was horrible. He said the establishment will get more hysterical as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz ask important questions.
Laura Ingraham hosted Hadley Arkes, Amherst Professor of Jurisprudence.
Arkes responded to President Obama's contention that he won't interfere with religious institutions not performing same sex marriages and said that there will be litigation that will force the issue based on Justice Kennedy's opinion. He noted that over 30 states have laws on the books not allowing same sex marriage. He said that there is only one side throwing hte hate speech and that's been the same sex marriage advocates.
Arkes said same sex marriage advocates state that their beliefs are right and that now the public schools will be forced to instruct and advocate same sex marriage. He and Ingraham pointed out that holding traditional views could jeopardize applicants from getting jobs, churches getting tax exemptions, etc.. Ingraham called it the legacy of the squishy moderates.
Campos Duffy said she's been reporting on the sexualization of children for a long time. She's less worried about the transgender issue than the rise in unmarriageable men which penalizes poor and minority women. Ingraham pointed to the political aspect to children's programming which goes hand in hand with the push going on in the schools. She said it's not about tolerance, but about celebrating the politically correct viewpoint.
Campos Duffy said the Christian community needs to speak out about the negative outcomes of this all with men be demasculinized and women taking all the responsibility in the family. She thinks women want real men who want to provide for their families.
Ingraham blamed women for allowing this to happen. Campos Duffy said there are so many boys without male role models in the home. She assigns certain tasks to her children that are more gender appropriate. She said she and her husband make a concerted effort to make sure their boys get a lot of dad time.
, Laura Ingraham hosted Camille Paglia, author of "Glittering Images".
Paglia said her book is for people who know nothing about art. She has a religious attitude toward art and feels that snobbish artists in New York City have turned off the public with bizarre works.
Paglia said bondage and S & M have suffused the culture topped by Harvard approving a bondage/sado-machochism club. She said this has made sex boring with the normal relationships between mena nd women have gone cold. She said masculinity is only recognized negatively as oppressive. Women have become high achievering and uninteresting to men. She stated that romance is dead and that sex is a wasteland for young people. She blames the overpriced college curriculum that gets translated to the work place. She said it is spiritual emptiness with cynical snark dominating the culture with no respect for anything.
Paglia said there is no sense of grandeur which is gone today. She finds Tina Fey totally unfunny along with other comedians.
Rubin said the machete murder of a soldier in Britain is tragic, but not surprising as al-Qaeda has promoted such horrific tactics. He said it isn't the job of any government to determine what is or isn't part of Islam. He cited several tracts on beheading that were deemed metaphorical until Middle East petro dollars started to flow and prop up such criminality and terrorism. He said political correctness kills which isn't due to grievances, but ideology.
Rubin said that when he asked a Rotterdam city council what it means to be Dutch and they couldn't reply. He said the West is sinking into a moral equivalency in which any sort of aberrant behavior is justified. He spoke about Osama bin Laden's mentor speaking of the elimination of Western culture under the tenets of religion.
Ali said that as UK soldiers continue to be in Muslim countries, these incidents of beheading will continue. She says they see themsevles as Uma and that it is them against the rest of the world.
Ali said there aren't more of these incidents due to the authorities' vigilance. She said we'll have to see if this is part of a network in the UK or not. She said that these terrorists have been driven by the Koran and basic Islamic teachings and that a spade must be called a spade. Ingraham pointed to sharia councils and divided societies within European countries where there is no integration. She predicts that immigration will become more selective in the future.
Ingraham and the hosts commented on the details emerging from the Boston Marathon Terror attack. She decried the Obama administration's lack of identifying such terror attacks what they are. She cited political correctness in the mainstream media that warps the understanding of what provokes these attacks, endangering the country.
Laura Ingraham hosted K Carl Smith, author of Frederick Douglass Republicans.
Ingraham and Smith commended Rand Paul for going to Howard University and Smith especially noted that commenting on Frederick Douglass is a good way for the GOP to reach African-Americans. He said that the Democratic Party has co-opted the message and that the GOP needs to improve its counter education.
Laura Ingraham guest host Raymond Arroyo spoke to Benji Backer of Appleton, Wisconsin.
Backer was harassed in three schools and made one school switch. He said it is due to his activism and the interviews he's received. He was demeaned for his conservative politics. He has tried to handle his own issues and not depend on his parents to intervene. He was called a racist, dumb and has concerns about getting bad grades for his views. Arroyo noted his own children were pulled out of public schools due to the moral equivalency issues were given.
Backer recommends that young students who are harassed is to go to the principal, the school board and to stand up to a teacher.
Laura Ingraham guest host Raymond Arroyo spoke to Nina Shea, author of "Persecuted".
Shea said the persecution of Christians as detailed in a recent Pew report is a result of radical Islamism and the number of Christians.
Shea said Christians in North Korea are sent to concentration camps and is the worst country for such activity. She said the death penalty or long prison terms given in Iran for prostylatizing. She also mentioned Pakistan and said that international pressure can ease these effects. She cited speech codes that are used to implicate people, causing mob violence against the accused. Anyone who defends Christians risks their lives.
Shea feels the United States has been too quiet in responding to these outrages. She thinks misguided political correctness causes leaders to shy away from condemnation and Arroyo stated it's a human rights issue. Shea sees it the gravest issue of our time.
As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the president and first lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis soul music," the White House announced Tuesday.
Other performers include Queen Latifah, Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Ben Harper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, and Mavis Staples.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham on "The O'Reilly Factor" focused on Bill O'Reilly's alleged feud with Rush Limbaugh.
Ingraham objected to O'Reilly using the term "thump the Bible" in regard to the same sex marriage debate. She praised him for stating consistently about judges doing their job, not legislating. O'Reilly said that to make the point with same sex marriage, proponents must makes pints beyond citing the Bible. Ingraham said it doesn't help to use the phrase "thump the Bible". She said it wasn't about winning the debate but standing on principle.
O'Reilly said that Ingraham has the most sense of talk radio hosts, but criticized her for her comments on "thumping the Bible".
Carr said our brains are very good at adapting to changes in our environment and thus they are adapting to technology as we seek new information. He cautioned that the bombardment has caused people to not think deeply. He said the touch screen now allows very young children to interact with screens. He stated that moderate use is acceptable, but that children need an array of experiences and that individual children react to technology differently. He feels schools should be a refuge from the tech deluge.
Carr was inspired to write his book due to the changes in himself from being immersed in gadgets. He would put off giving children smartphones as long as possible.
Diss said Planned Parenthood have a million dollar grant for teen outreach where children are pulled out of the classroom during the school day and also have special programs in which they offer prizes as incentives to be involved.
Diss said the northeast part of Portland is a minority community where Planned Parenthood set up shop. He was contacted by concerned black pastors about this and he formed a group "Precious Children of Portland" due to his pro-life beliefs. He was forced to sit through a presentation by Planned Parenthood, even when he appealed on the basis of religion.
Diss said permission slips for the presentations were sent home with his name on them in several languages. He has been under surveillance by the Benson High School despite being a top math/tech teacher.
Diss thinks Planned Parenthood is seeking money and stealing souls via promoting premarital sex. He is currently on suspension after asking for a business card from the group and it said "Planned Parenthood". He told them to leave and the administration came right up to confront. He said he is on suspension until he's is fired.