Thursday, September 18, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Where have all the allies gone?

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Nation

Where have all the allies gone?: Victor Davis Hanson
The spread of Rocky Mountain jihad: Malkin
Obama at War With His Generals: Telegraph

Obama at the Gates of Vienna: Jeffrey Lord
Whistleblowers blast VA IG report: Ace
Why do (some) Americans hate America?: Cal Thomas

You Knuckleheads: Camp o' the Saints
Close the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary: Kuznicki
"There was a master race, now there's a master faith": PW

The Scandals are Catching Up With Mary Landrieu: Scott McKay
Mary Landrieu Welcomes Hispanics to the New Democrat Plantation: RS
Generic Congressional Vote Starting to Look Ugly for Democrats: Leon Wolf

Economy

The destruction of traditional mortgage demand: DHB
A New Fed Playbook for the New Normal: Peter Schiff
Dollar Higher as Fed Hinted as Steeper Rate Hike: ActionForex

Scandal Central

Watch Trey Gowdy’s opening statement for Benghazi hearings: Scoop
Gowdy grills first witness in Benghazi hearings; Hillary might be in trouble already: BPR
Citing IRS Wrongdoing, Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Permit Discovery: JW

Climate & Energy

"The Barbra Streisand Effect on Steroids": Mark Steyn
Suppose They Gave a Climate Conference and Nobody Came: Roger L. Simon
Marxist Author Naomi Author Klein: US Should Pay ‘Trillions’ For Causing Climate Change: MRC

Media

`Neil deGrasse Tyson is a scientist. But his current job, near as I can tell, is carnival barker.': Bystanders
Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing: MRC
Media Bias (Again) Shines Through in Coverage of Joe Biden’s Anti-Semitic Slur: Leon Wolf

This Is The Worst Thing Ever And We’re All Going To Die.: David Harsanyi
Mark Levin rips Obama for putting politics above war on ISIS: Scoop
Pelosi Won’t Say We Are At War With ISIS But Says “There Is A War On Women”: Surge

World

Fourteen ISIS Terrorists Die in Workplace Accident Trying to Load Chlorine Gas Into Rocket: JWF
President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World: RS
Noncitizen income rose 15 times faster than income of native U.S. workers in 2013: Blaze

Dem Senator: Obama's Plan To Train Syrian Opposition Would Cost $100,000 Per Rebel: Breitbart
Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists: CNS
How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar: Tablet

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

It's A Disaster When They Say It Is: Nuking Politics
How a massive black hole looks in an ultra-dense dwarf galaxy: Mariella Moon, Engadget
Amazon just forked out $4.6 million to own the .Buy domain: TNW

Cornucopia

"One of San Francisco's Famous Painted Ladies Finally Sells": Obiter Dictum
Owner reunited with Jaguar stolen in 1968: Fox
Late Night Unsoothiness: iOTW

Image: Un-Islamic-non-State-Jr-Varsity ISIS in Jerusalem
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QOTD: "Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.

While sports is banned, the children will not be allowed to learn about elections and democracy.

Instead, the children will be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished."

ISIS announced its new educational demands in fliers posted on billboards and on street poles, CNN reported. " --Times of India

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AWESOME: Obama-Holder Justice Department Doesn't Punish Known Criminal Activity in Its Ranks

By Judicial Watch

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling crimes and transgressions.

As if this weren’t bad enough, the DOJ also protects its perpetrators, covering up their name and allowing them to keep their lucrative government jobs. Even the agency watchdog, which is charged with rooting out corruption, conceals crucial information about unscrupulous DOJ officials, including those in high-ranking positions. Now a national newspaper chain offers insight into this astounding cover-up scheme with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a federal law often used by Judicial Watch to expose government corruption.

The records don’t include names, but they do reveal a “startling array” of transgressions and misconduct in which DOJ officials nevertheless escaped prosecution or firing. It’s like the fox guarding the henhouse because the DOJ is responsible for prosecuting corruption in the public sector. This includes government agencies and elected officials at most levels. The records show that dozens of DOJ officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have faced no consequences for criminal behavior or serious misconduct.

In at least 27 cases the inspector general identified evidence of criminal wrongdoing yet no one was prosecuted, the records show. These cases have been kept secret, the news agency’s analysis found, and reveal “more than an underside to federal law enforcement.” It also proves that federal prosecutors have way too much power in deciding whether to press charges, usually choosing not to when it comes to friends and colleagues. In fact, the DOJ Inspector General expressed concern about “two standards of justice at the Department of Justice.”

BEWARE FALSE FLAG SITE "THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE": Shares an Office with Far Left American Prospect

I recently stumbled across a website that purports to represent a center-right point-of-view called The American Conservative. Initially intrigued -- considering that Americans can always use compelling conservative opinion sites -- I perused the site and quickly noticed something a bit, well, off.

No fewer than five articles on the front page alone represented attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz -- the brilliant Constitutional conservative from Texas -- and many more attacked Israel and "Islamophobia". The ludicrous crackpot Stephen M. Walt, a notorious purveyor of anti-semitism, is linked as are pseudo-conservatives like Conor Friedersdorf.


in short, I smelled a rat. Using whois, I quickly determined that the domain was owned by one Daniel McCarthy and the offices of the publication are listed as 1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 1200 in Washington, DC.

You'll never guess what other magazine has its headquarters in the same office?


That's right: the far left, radical Marxists at The American Prospect, a veritable cornucopia of crypto-Communism.

The American Prospect is a bimonthly American political magazine dedicated to American liberalism. Based in Washington, DC, The American Prospect is a journal 'of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics' which focuses on United States politics and public policy. Politically, the magazine is in support of modern American liberalism, similar to The New Republic and The Nation.

TAP's writers include the world's dumbest blogger -- Matty Yglesias -- as well as the world's dumbest publisher, Ezra Klein.

Put simply, TAC and TAP share an office and an ideology: a rabid hatred of the Constitution as well as America's history, traditions, culture and mores.

So when you accidentally step on Internet chewing gum like TAC, know you are viewing an apparent false-flag operation that operates like a honeypot.

I haven't provided any links, because this kind of lint isn't even worth the 0.0000000001 calories it would take to click on a link.


Visit BadBlue News instead for real, uncensored news.

STOCK MARKET CRASH DEAD AHEAD! Or not.

R.P. Seawright passes along an interesting historical perspective regarding the stock market. Did you know that, despite the massive, QE-fueled run-up in stocks over the last six years, that we technically remain in a secular bear market?

Market crashes happen. When the next one comes along — and it surely will, perhaps today, perhaps years from now — some number of people will seem to have presciently predicted it. Many more will try to take credit for having done so. Still, since such major catastrophic events don’t happen all that often and since there doesn’t seem to be any good reason to think that any particular person will have it right, acting on such predictions is dangerous business indeed...

As the legendary investor Peter Lynch cautioned, “Far more money has been lost by investors … trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in corrections themselves.” That’s largely because big crashes (as opposed to corrections — which are common) don’t happen all that often. The worst one-day market loss occurred on Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when the Dow lost over 22 percent of its value. The biggest one-day loss in 2008 was 7.87 percent; in 2001 it was 7.13 percent. Over longer time periods there have been four secular bear market periods (see below, from Doug Short) when peak-to-valley losses were much greater.

...Market crashes occur more frequently than major seismic events at Yellowstone, but they still aren’t nearly as common as they are commonly predicted. So the next time you see an article about Yellowstone predicting impending doom remember that calderas are busy places and the media loves its disasters. There is probably no reason to get too worked up. And the next time you see an article predicting a major market crash remember that markets are wildly busy places and the media loves its disasters there too.


It's nice to have a historical perspective, but one can't help but feel a tad troubled by the greatest money-printing exercise in world history.


Hat tip: BadBlue Money.

Larwyn's Linx: America at the Tipping Point

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Nation

America at the Tipping Point: Chuck Norris
The New Colonizers: David Solway
Multiculturalism Is a Failure: Walter Williams

Obama Declines to Attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans: WFB
Obama Calls For More Gun Control On Anniversary of Navy Yard Shooting: GSL
NYC: ISIS looking for "lone wolf" terrorists to target city: WZ

Mark Levin torches Elizabeth Warren over comments on Israel: Scoop
Great News: Huckabee vs. Romney Grudge Match in 2016?: Ace
Buffoon John McCain Gaffes Going After Rand Paul: ‘Has He Met With ISIS?’: DC

NYC: Muslim (Brotherhood) Day Parade 2014: Creeping
Border Bridge Protest Organizers to Militia: You're Not Welcome: Breitbart
More review sought in Christie/Shaneen Allen gun case: Philly

Economy

MVP Cuts Medicare For Seniors, Cites Rising Costs of Obamacare: MenRec
The NLRB's contribution to Obama's anti-business crusade: Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson
Many Insurers are Paying for Abortions under Obamacare: RS

Scandal Central

2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Ranks: JW
Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State: Jonah Goldberg
Surprise Move in Case Against Controversial Cancer Doc: Patch

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home: WUWT
The Lonesomest Mann in Town: Mark Steyn
Bummer: Nature Refuses To Cooperate With Dryer/Wetter Warmist Prognostication: Cove

Media

Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare: MRC
Poll: 73% Say Media Stoked Racial Strife During Ferguson Riots: WZ
No, the NFL Is Not a Hotbed of Wife and Child Beaters: RS

CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare': Paul Bedard
The Ebola Virus and You and you, and you, and you...: Norman Hooben
Jewish Group Condemns Biden’s ‘Offensive’ Reference To ‘Shylocks’: WFB

Science: Bush vs. Obama declining poll numbers: Ace
Actor Liam Neeson lashes out against gun ownership: John Lott
Combat Veteran Saves the Day, Kills Attempted Murderer: GJWHG

World

Sec. Hagel Announces 1,600 Americans Will Deploy to Fight ISIL: WFB
Turkey welcomes Muslim Brotherhood leaders forced to leave Qatar: JihadWatch
Looting in stars' Mexican beach resort as 24,000 tourists are trapped by Hurricane: Daily Mail

Obama’s Coalition of the Uncertain: Daniel Greenfield
U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.: WND
The Politics of Islamic Beheading: Dawn Perlmutter

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Build Your Own Drone: Military Grade Drone Can Now Be Printed on 3-D Printers: GWP
Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes': Jeremy Kirk
Face the Face: WRSA

Cornucopia

There's Something About Cindy: iOTW
Pic o' the Day: WZ
Clean up on Aisle WON: MOTUS

Image: Clean up on Aisle WON
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QOTD: "U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced 1,600 American personnel will deploy to Iraq as part of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism plan to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

“The president of the United States has the constitutional and the statutory authority to use military force against ISIL in Syria as well as Iraq,” Hagel said. “[Our] strategy is to increase support for those fighting ISIL on the ground.”

Hagel underscored direct combat against ISIL will be conducted by a coalition of Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian fighters." --WFB

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHO KNEW? Sharia Law is Compatible with the U.S. Constitution, According to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

By Sara Noble

Maxine Waters is under the impression that Shariah Law can be implemented while our U.S. Constitution is in effect. Anyone who disagrees is an Islamophobe and a hater according to her.

Last week, the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County welcomed Maxine Waters to a meeting along with other extremists in Congress like Congresswomen Chu and Sanchez, the California Comptroller et al where she made her comments. They would have been controversial ten years ago but in this PC age, the Constitution is controversial.

Congresswoman Waters accused Republicans of attacking the Islamic faith as a national security threat.

That’s patently untrue. It is not Islamic faith Republicans have a problem with, it is radical Islam but she conveniently left that out.

She said that fear tactics accusing Muslims of trying to spread tenets of Shariah into our government has spurred legislation to ban Shariah.

She attacked Rep. Peter King and other Republicans for his hearings on RADICAL Islam. His hearings concerned radical groups like al-Shabob but Maxine claimed it was Islam.

She said she is pushing legislation to ban any racial profiling.

If the people who are trying to kill you are radical Muslims, should you go into senior citizen complexes or Knights of Columbus halls looking for possible terrorists? Maxine’s view of racial profiling is extreme.

Maxine sees the American Constitution and Shariah as nonconflicting. However, having two sets of laws – Shariah and the U.S. justice system – is in itself a conflict.

Maxine minimized the threat of radical Islam and said the Muslim community is actively working with law enforcement.

The biggest problem with her speech is she thinks Shariah law is consistent with the U.S. Constitution. She equates any anti-Shariah law as hate.

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BRILLIANT: Gov. Scott Walker's New Jobs Plan Includes Drug-Testing for Welfare Recipients

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON, Wis. — Three years ago, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc. was begging for workers and struggling to hire candidates who could simply pass a drug test.

Good jobs, paying $15 to $20 per hour, going unfilled because applicants couldn’t pee in a cup without testing positive for drugs.

“That’s one of the reasons we were hesitant about expanding … ‘Can we fill up and man the expansion property to meet our customers’ requirements?’” Jim Hatt, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry president, told Wisconsin Reporter in November 2011.

Times have changed.

Hatt said things have slowed up enough so the market is attracting more qualified workers — employees who can pass drug screenings, to say the least.

While business of late has been like “running in mud” as the foundry’s clients take a wait-and-see approach, Hatt said the problem finding good employees remains a problem across the state.

“I think all kinds of businesses are struggling with people passing the drug test,” he said. “It’s not something that’s really driven by the employers, it’s driven by the insurance company.”

Gov. Scott Walker appears to be taking such concerns to heart.

The Republican governor on Sunday unveiled his jobs plan for his next term, should he survive what polls show is his dead-heat gubernatorial race against Madison Metropolitan School Board member Mary Burke, a Democrat and former commerce secretary under Walker’s predecessor, Gov. Jim Doyle.

The 62-page plan proposes more property and income tax cuts, increased tax relief for manufacturing and agriculture, and reduced barriers to business creation, according to Walker’s campaign.

But the most controversial points, at least the ones that have picked up the most attention, are the governor’s proposals to require drug testing for individuals filing for unemployment and for “able-bodied, working-age adults requesting food stamps” through the state’s FoodShare public assistance program.

OBAMATOPIA: Growth in Food Stamps Far Exceeds New Jobs in Illinois

By Investor's Business Daily


Economy In Crisis: A new study by the Illinois Policy Institute shows in the past four years, the number of new food-stamp recipients in the state has outpaced new jobs nearly 2-to-1.

Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, locked in a tight re-election battle with self-made billionaire Republican Bruce Rauner, has been arguing that Illinois, arguably the bluest of blue states, has turned the fiscal corner and is on its way back.

The recovery may be slower than Quinn wants it to be — but, he says, it is real.

It is an odd recovery, though, that makes more people dependent on government through food stamps than on a paycheck.

A stunning analysis by Michael Lucci, director of jobs and growth at the Illinois Policy Institute, shows that from January 2010, when job losses in Illinois bottomed out, to July of this year, the state gained only 240,000 jobs. Over the same period, it added 420,000 food stamp recipients.

Larwyn's Linx: Bill and Hillary’s Awkward Iowa Adventure

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Nation

Bill and Hillary’s Awkward Iowa Adventure: Seth Mandel
Hillary’s “steak” is not well done: Cal Thomas
5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency: Post

Our Whiny President: John Hinderaker
Maxine Waters: Shariah Law Is Compatible With U.S. Constitution : Sara Noble
Nutty Pelosi: We Never Treated Bush the Way the GOP Treats Obama: Scoop

Desperate Dem Breaks Out the Guns in New Ad, Runs From Obama: JWF
Cruz Hosts Late-Night Strategy Session With House Republicans on CR: Roll Call
NRSC Loves the Senate Conservatives Fund (Or Just Its Money): Erick Erickson

200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.: Paul Bedard
1997-2002: Mary Landrieu’s Strange Missing Years #LAsen: MinorityReport
Illegal Immigrants Slash Innocent People With Machete in Chicago: LibertyNews

Economy

Walker jobs plan includes drug-testing for those on welfare: M.D. Kittle
Whoops! HHS Screws Up Obamacare Collaboration: GotNews
Anti-gun Billionaires Now Targeting Kroger: NewAm

Scandal Central

Charge: Benghazi Boiler Room Operation Hid Documents: Keith Koffler
HHS Documents Detailing “High Risk” Security Problems with Obamacare Internet Site Uncovered: JW
State Department Official: We Destroyed Benghazi Documents To Protect Hillary Clinton: Treehouse

Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Dept. Official Reveals Criminal "Document Review": Sharyl Attkisson
Rand Paul on Hillary’s Iowa Trip: I’d Like to See Her Back in DC Testifying on Benghazi: GWP
Obama’s Greatest Legacy: Remaking the Federal Courts: Signal

Media

Why is the Brendan Tevlin murder so underreported?: LI
Obamas Go 'KaBoom' On 9/11: TR
6 Horribly Racist Comments from Obama Administration Officials: MediaTrackers (2013)

Obama Forced by Events to Reverse Course — and Disillusion Base: Michael Barone
Mid-September Polls Are Not The Last Word On Senate Races: RS
CBS, NBC Continue Fawning Over Hillary In Iowa; Refuse to Cover Scrubbed Benghazi Docs: MRC

The Real Sickness At The Heart Of American Culture: John Hawkins
Tin Soldiers and Urban Outfitters’ Coming: Ed Driscoll
Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors: LifeNews

World

John Kerry’s Stupid Condescension: Peter Wehner
Obama vs. the generals: Marc A. Thiessen
'In next war, Hezbollah will try to seize Israeli territory': Hayom

Kingdom Come, Kingdom Go: Mark Steyn
Rotherham Child-sex Victim Confronts Muslim Abuser, Gets Arrested for Racism: Daniel Greenfield
UK: Jewish Children Barred From Major Retail Store, Told 'No Jews Allowed': JoshuaPundit

Bolton "Thunderstruck" by Obama's Comments on ISIS: Scoop
Bill Clinton Gets Caught On Camera Trashing Netanyahu At Harkin Steak Fry: Lid
Muslim Fast Food Worker Threatens Customer Who Ordered Bacon on Sandwich: RWN

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Comcast Says Anyone Using Private Browser May be A Criminal, Threatens To Kill Connections: Consumerist
Bound for robotic glory: Jennifer Chu
Insider Credit Card Breach Leads to $400,000 Saks Shopping Spree: Jeff Goldman

Cornucopia

Caption, Please: It Ain't Holy Water
The Left’s political zealotry increasingly resembles religious experience.: City Journal (2010)
As Part of Sharia Crackdown in Syria, ISIS Now Covering Up Goat Genitalia: JWF

Image: Iowa’s Leftwing Anti-Hillary Voters Look to Bernie Sanders
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QOTD: "Hillary Clinton reportedly asked wealthy donors and Wall Street executives in the Hamptons how she could best discuss "income inequality" in a potential presidential campaign.

According to a report in The New York Times, Clinton "spent August in the Hamptons, a working vacation that gave her plenty of time to interact with donors," Washington lobbyists, hedge fund managers, and other one-percenters. She reportedly asked them "about how to tackle income inequality without alienating businesses or castigating the wealthy." --Tony Lee