Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Court Ponder Major Decisions

Thursday should bring two major U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the future of Obamacare and gay rights. Rejection of either by the court may throw the country into chaos and bring legal pandemonium, says Ed Berliner, host of “The Hard Line” on Newsmax. George Mason University professor of law, F.H. Buckley, disagrees. “That’s just nonsense,” Buckley says. “I think that by defeat they mean turning it over to the states, that’s the best possible outcome. I think that’s an outcome that would dial back the culture wars and we really need that. We need to really lower the temperature a whole lot and that would do it.” Tune in as Buckley elaborates.

Regulation Nation

Regulations, regulations and more regulations. Consumer investigative reporter John Stossel says he tried to open a legal lemonade stand outside his studio office in New York City but failed because of the avalanche of regulations. He said it would have taken at least two months. First, the government required a 15-hour food protection class, followed by an exam and a wait of weeks to get the results. On top of that, you’re required to purchase a government-approved fire extinguisher. “And government keeps adding rules,” Stossel says. “This is why job growth is slow. There are 175,000 pages of regulations on the books today. Few people even understand these rules.” Stossel welcomes University of Virginia law professor Michael Livermore and Manhattan Institute Fellow Jared Meyer to debate the pros and cons of the issue in this edition of Liberty Pen.

Five Unexplained Sightings

From fallen angels to creepy levitating girls, Danger Dolan presents five pieces of video footage that seem to be telling us there might be more to the world than we perceive.

Are We Really 99% Chimp?

Are we really 99 percent chimp? Science tells us there are similarities in our tangled genetic make-up, but there are plenty of mismatches, too. “We share 99 percent of our DNA with chimps if we ignore 19 percent of their genome and 25 percent of ours,” Emily Elert says. She sorts the numbers in this edition of Minute Earth.

Time to Destroy Obamaism

Wild Bill’s new word of the day: Obamaism, which basically means opposition to anything and everything American. Especially Judeo-Christian values. Says Wild Bill, “The goal of Obamaism is to force churches and businesses to hire people of low moral character, to expose American children to perversions of all kinds, to allow civil and criminal prosecution of Americans who dare to uphold the biblical values that our nation was founded upon.” Time for the good guys to make a stand against this immoral wave.

Racial Pioneer Or Wack Job

Former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, Rachel Dolezal calls herself a black female. Not so, according to her white parents, who say she was born caucasian and have the documents to prove it. So what’s going on here? Either Dolezal is a racial pioneer, a con artist or a complete wack job. “Run Down” host, John Phillips welcomes Stephen Kruiser and Scott Ott to discuss the mystery in this edition of PJTV.

The Power Of Last Words

We are pumping broadcasts into space as an ever-expanding sphere of radio waves, says Michael Stevens. “But here’s something humbling,” he says. “Even at the speed of light, Earth’s radio sphere is puny.” So will our radio waves ever reach our neighbors in the universe and what will they hear–Hitler’s address from the 1936 Olympics, Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech or Neil Armstrong’s epithet from the moon? Stevens addresses the power of last words and first words in this edition of Vsauce.

Hollywood’s Idiot Heroes

Wild Bill says the best way to ruin a trip to the grocery store is to come across a slew of the Hollywood tabloids fawning over Tinseltown’s fake heroes. He explains in this edition of Wild Bill for Ameerica.

Obama’s Perverse Strategy

“Iraq has launched a military campaign to drive ISIS out of Ramadi,” Jodi Miller reports. “Meanwhile President Obama is devising a strategy to let them back in.” Miller also features the Department of Homeland Security, Martin O’Malley, the San Diego Union-Tribune, cooking chimpanzees, American obesity and Carl Jr.’s Thickburger in this edition of NewsBusted.

What Drives Extremists?

There’s a false narrative circulating that poverty and ignorance are the leading factors driving individuals to become violent Islamic extremists. Not true, says Haroon Ullah, senior State Department advisor and foreign policy professor at Georgetown University. Check out what Haroon discovered while living in Pakistan in this edition of Prager University.

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