Rush Limbaugh Suggests New App To Allow Apple Watch To Fit Company’s Leftist Values

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As Western Journalism has previously reported, Apple CEO Tim Cook is open both about his leftist ideals and his own homosexuality. Those two issues collided in the controversy over Indiana’s recent attempt to pass religious freedom legislation castigated by Cook and others as discriminatory. Of course, he did not escape criticism over his company’s practice of doing business with nations that actively persecute gays.

Nevertheless, Apple’s status as a socially conscious corporation was the impetus behind a recent radio segment by syndicated host Rush Limbaugh. He used the impending release of the Apple Watch as a vehicle to make his point.

“How about if the Apple Watch could somehow determine if the country or if the state or even the city that the watch-wearer is in oppresses women, gays or Christians and Jews or minorities?” he rhetorically asked. “What happens if your watch could tell you if you are an oppressor? What happens if the Apple Watch could tell you you live in a place where gays were oppressed, blacks are oppressed? Then you wouldn’t have to wonder.”

He envisioned an application built into the product that would allow users to “enter in the settings, their gender, their sexual preference, and their religion, and that way if the Apple Watch wearer enters a country whose laws are overtly hostile to women, gays, Christians and Jews, the watch could issue some kind of alert or warning to warn you.”

Furthermore, the watch could include a “warning siren” to advise women “when they’re about to step on an American college campus” and “warn them of imminent attack by male students.”

He concluded that “if Tim Cook is going to insert the company into the American cultural and political fray, why not take it deep with the watch?”

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Rush Limbaugh Doesn’t Buy Harry Reid’s Story Behind Serious Facial Injuries

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Upon announcing his intention to retire from Congress at the completion of his current term, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid cited serious injuries he sustained in January as a driving factor in his decision. With the renewed focus on his physical trauma, radio host Rush Limbaugh publicly questioned claims that Reid was hurt while exercising.

Partially blind as a result, Reid still sports visible bruising on his face and is forced to wear bandages and sunglasses over his injured eye in all public appearances. The extent of his injuries, Limbaugh reasoned, does not fit the narrative put forth immediately after the incident.

“Does anybody believe that Harry Reid really had an accident with his exercise machine?” he asked Friday. “Does anybody really believe that’s why Harry Reid is still bruised and is still wearing dark glasses, what, months after this accident with his exercise machine?”

He went on to reveal that he doesn’t believe “for a minute” that Reid is telling the truth, suggesting his injuries are more in line with those of someone who has been physically battered.

“Harry Reid looks like and is acting like – and now with this announcement, behaving like – somebody who may have been beaten up,” he said.

Limbaugh is hardly the only one with doubts about the origin of Reid’s injuries. A recent Free Republic thread reveals theories about an encounter with an assailant – potentially someone involved in organized crime – abound.

Of course, considering Reid affirmed just last month that he had every intention of running for another term, some feel his retirement has nothing to do with his physical recovery at all.

Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova spoke to Breitbart last week to share his belief that Reid was worried about the possibility of a Republican winning the 2016 presidential election and appointing an attorney general who would aggressively investigate abuse of power accusations against him.

“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” he said.

Do you believe Harry Reid was injured while exercising, or is he hiding something? Let us know in the comments section below.

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New EPA Proposal Would Spy On Hotel Guests In The Shower

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Claims of bureaucratic overreach within the Environmental Protection Agency are nothing new; however, its latest initiative is ruffling a few more feathers than usual. With funding from a grant made to the University of Tulsa, the EPA hopes to develop a prototype for a device that would monitor and report the water use of hotel guests across America.

“Most hotels do not monitor individual guest water usage,” the grant states, “and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by hotel guests.”

As per usual, the federal government asserted its position as the arbiter of personal behavior by explaining how individuals will now be shamed into using less water.

The device being developed through the grant, the EPA confirmed, “will be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a central hotel accounting system.”

According to the grant, its goal will be to “assist hotel guests in modifying their behavior to help conserve water.”

One of the researchers working on the project explained his objective will be to “get hotel guests to reduce their water use by 10 percent or to reduce their showers by about one minute,” noting that the average hotel shower currently lasts about eight minutes.

Beyond water waste in the shower, the project will also include pleas to reuse towels and other linens while staying in a hotel room instead of requesting they be laundered.

Rush Limbaugh noted on his syndicated radio show Tuesday that he believes it will be just a matter of time until the EPA attempts to force citizens to install such software in their own homes.

Limbaugh was hardly the only person outraged by the news. Twitter comments in response to a Fox News link included overwhelmingly negative reactions.

One user explained that a hotel is “the only place I enjoy a long hot shower especially since I’m paying enough for the room.”

Others cited this program as further evidence that the federal government needs to be pruned significantly.

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Watch: Here’s How A Surging GOP Contender Just Handed A Hostile Interviewer Her Head

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With Mitt Romney out of the race for the White House in 2016, supporters of the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential candidate are looking for someone else they can get behind.

And if a new preference poll is any indicator, that someone may be Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

As reported by Townhall:

…a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll released over the weekend shows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker jumping out to a small lead in the state — followed by Rand Paul, Mitt Romney (now out of the race), Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson. Jeb Bush pulls eight percent, with Chris Christie struggling at four percent….

Though he has shown his ability to stand tall and fight tough against unrelenting liberal attacks and union opposition in Wisconsin, the Republican governor has been viewed by some in the GOP establishment as lackluster, even uninspiring.

That view, however, is not shared by conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh, who recently hit quite a few high notes in singing Walker’s praises:

“…I believe Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican Party if they are serious about beating the left.  Scott Walker has shown how to do it.

Scott Walker has shown the Republican Party how to beat the left. Scott Walker has the blueprint for winning and winning consistently and winning big in a blue state with conservative principles that are offered with absolutely no excuses.”

Although Walker has not formally declared his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the 2016 race, he is widely expected to throw his hat into the presidential ring.

So how does the Wisconsin governor fare in the media ring, especially when facing off with a not-so-friendly interviewer who, by the nature and tone of her questioning, was looking to trip up the Iowa front-runner?

There was a chance this past weekend for Governor Walker to show how he can handle what could be called a mainstream media “inquisition” when he appeared on ABC’s “This Week” with substitute host Martha Raddatz.

As noted in a post on Biz Pac Review: “Whether she was in search of her ‘Katie Couric moment,’ or just trying to take advantage of the opportunity to shore up her liberal bona fides, Raddatz was gunning for Walker from the start.”

It was a challenging interview about the governor’s “big, bold ideas” for the country; but Walker took the fire and shot back effectively, as you can see from watching the video above.

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Rush Limbaugh: Hillary And Jeb ‘Perfect Ticket’ For Establishment

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On his syndicated radio program Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh argued that the “perfect ticket” for the establishment of both the Republican and Democratic Parties would consist of former Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asserting that “both parties agree the Tea Party has got to be dealt with somehow, some way.”

Limbaugh said Wednesday that Clinton had “a little problem.” The former Secretary of State “has to run for the presidency away from Obama, because Obama is death politically to Democrats seeking office.

“I give you the 2014 elections. Every Democrat senator [who] voted for Obamacare [is] toast. They’re gone, one way or the other; defeated, quit, retired, or dead. Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, all kinds of controversies and scandals, Hillary Clinton was tied. She’s got to distance herself.

The syndicated radio host argued that Clinton needs to win in another fashion because the Democratic base belongs to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who Limbaugh claimed is playing coy about running for President. Limbaugh gave his perfect solution for 2016 for those in the establishment:

“The ideal perfect ticket for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own. But when you compare their positions, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.”

Limbaugh buttressed his argument by noting that both Bush and Clinton are pro-amnesty candidates. “Jeb Bush wants it; Hillary wants it. Both parties want to win the nomination, Hillary by running away from the Democrat base, Jeb by running away from the Republican base.”

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