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ESPN host compares Tea Party, Freedom Caucus members to ISIS

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ESPN HOST UNDER FIRE FOR COMPARING TEA PARTY, FREEDOM CAUCUS MEMBERS TO ISIS

Michelle Fields:  It seems like there is a bit of a double standard.  We’re talking about a conservative group that’s trying to save American taxpayers and he’s calling them ISIS, a group of people who behead and rape innocent people and it seems as though there’s not even a slap on the wrist.  This isn’t the first time he’s been in trouble.  He was suspended for making extremely sexist comments about a colleague, and it seems like ESPN doesn’t care.  

Wayne Rogers:  The fact of the matter is, guys like that who are going to express themselves, it doesn’t really matter.  Why would anybody listen to a sportscaster talking about politics? 

Jessica Tarlov:  He was obviously going too far there, but he’s not a political commentator, he was just making a point.  He’s making actually, a valid point.  He’s talking about how obstructionist the tea party movement is.  There’s a reason that they have their lowest approval rating in history. 

Jonathan Hoenig:  What is called obstructionist is actually just ideological.  The Tea Party stands for something, of course, so does ISIS, but that’s totally corrupt and ridiculous but the Tea Party stands for something.  They stand for lower taxes.  They stand for economic freedom.  They stand for a free America and that’s seen as corrupt in today’s society.  You’re supposed to be a middle of the roader.  You’re supposed to be a compromiser.  That’s what people really hate about the Tea Party.  Not about their ideas, but the way they go out doing them, actually standing for them seems terrible in today’s world. 

MSNBC HOST’S COMMENT ON “HARD WORKER” AND SLAVERY SPARKS DEBATE

Jonathan Hoenig:  Melissa Harris Perry has officially jumped the shark on race baiting.  She’s living in an alternate universe.

Jessica Tarlov:  I’m really not with her on this.  I don’t understand the comparison.  I understand her keeping a picture on her wall.  We need to always remember what happened during the time that we had slavery, and we need to understand the black experience in this country, which is something that we actively talk about with the Black Lives Matter movement, but this point just makes her look really silly and out of touch.

Michelle Fields:  It’s a bit hypocritical.  The person that was on her program that said hard worker was Republican and she was obviously outraged and stopped him.  If you watch her show, she says hard worker many times on her program.  She had on a clip of Hillary Clinton talking about hard workers, and she had no problem with it.  She’s fine saying that, she’s fine with Hillary Clinton; she’s not okay with Republicans saying that.  I think there’s just selective outrage. 

Wayne Rogers:  The idea that somebody is working harder than somebody else, is a judgement call.  They have no idea.  This is a term that they have ginned up so that it conveys a racial image.  They want to convey a racial image and it’s just stupid.

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER FIRED FOR BODY-SLAMMING STUDENT WHO REFUSED TO LEAVE CLASS

Jessica Tarlov:  I think it’s awful that we’re scapegoating this back on to the child.  Yes, she could have complied, but that doesn’t mean in any way that we can justify what the cop was doing here.  If it goes beyond excessive force, he was showing no respect for her.  What values is that sending out to the community, saying that law enforcement can just pick up a kid, and throw them?   We’ve also spent way more time investigating the officer’s past.  People are talking about that he won an excellence award last year, that he was cleared of civil rights charges, no one is talking about what’s going on with that little girl.  She actually is in foster care.  No one is talking about that, what her experience is.  That officer should have cleared the room, and talked to her one on one.  I don’t care about disrupting the actual class, they were already disrupted.

Wayne Rogers:  That cop, whether he was right or wrong or the little girl did something right or wrong.  The fact of the matter is that she had no respect for him.  She didn’t stop what she was doing, she didn’t protest, she didn’t do any of those things.  That’s a climate that we have in the United States today of challenging all authority.  That the authorities may be right, but who cares?

Jonathan Hoenig:  Jessica says, the cops should have cleared the room and talked to the student, a cop is force.  That’s the police, that’s what the law is.  So if you don’t obey the police, you should expect that force will be used against you.  There’s a tremendous breakdown in our society.  I think a lot of it started with the rise of the modern progressive movement in the 1960s.  All these things like food stamps, welfare, mandatory drug laws, affirmative action, of course the terrible public schools, that is what contributes to the home environment, that Jessica was alluding to.

Michelle Fields:  If I was in this position, and my mom saw this video, she would obviously be upset by what the police officer did, but she would also ask me why did it ever get to this point?  No one seems to be talking about that.  These videos keep coming out on the Internet like this and no one wants to have a discussion about what transpired before any of this happened.  It seems as though there is no respect for authority.

ENERGY DEPARTMENT: HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS ARE HELPING CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING

Michelle Fields:  I’m actually really shocked that the Democrats and the government are waging a war on Halloween because this should be their ideal day right?  You go around, and you demand treats that you didn’t earn.  This is basically Jess’s and Juan Williams’ utopia. 

Jessica Tarlov:  It’s not about being a liberal or conservative.  It’s about being responsible about our planet.  We know that methane gas which is what comes out of the 254 million tons of waste that pumpkins contribute to has 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide.  We also know that greenhouse gases add to climate change, scientists have confirmed this.

Jonathan Hoenig:  Did you ever notice how the Green movement can ruin anything that human beings enjoy?  They guilt you into using any element of the earth.  Halloween is supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to be social.  Only the Greens could make it into something that you should feel guilty about as a human being.