Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cadillac to Throw Down Against Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series

So... despite the government bailout and the recall skulduggery, I hope for the best.

General Motors global product development chief Mark Reuss revealed Tuesday that Cadillac will press ahead with an F-segment sedan built upon a new platform.



The Detroit News reports the new Cadillac will slot above the full-size XTS, and will throw down against the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series.

Reuss adds that the flagship sedan is important for the brand “if it is to compete as a serious luxury carmaker” in the top luxury segment...


If it's to "compete as a serious luxury carmaker", I'd humbly suggest that moving all manufacturing to right-to-work states might be a good start.


Hat tip: BadBlue Car News.

14 Reasons the U.S. Economic Bubble is Ready to Burst

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that a major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008? If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn't even hear about it. Just prior to the last stock market crash, a massive amount of money was pulled out of junk bonds. Now it is happening again. In fact, as you will read about below, the market for high yield bonds just experienced "a 6-sigma event". But this is not the only indication that the U.S. economy could be on the verge of very hard times. Retail sales are extremely disappointing, mortgage applications are at a 14 year low and growing geopolitical storms around the world have investors spooked. For a long time now, we have been enjoying a period of relative economic stability even though our underlying economic fundamentals continue to get even worse. Unfortunately, there are now a bunch of signs that this period of relative stability is about to end. The following are 14 reasons why the U.S. economy's bubble of false prosperity may be about to burst...

#1 The U.S. junk bond market just experienced "a 6-sigma event" earlier this month. In other words, it is an event that is only supposed to have a chance of 1 in 500 million of happening. Billions of dollars are being pulled out of junk bonds right now, and that has some analysts wondering if a financial crash is right around the corner.

#2 The last time that we saw a junk bond rout of this magnitude was back during the financial crash of 2008. In fact, as the Telegraph recently explained, bonds usually crash before stocks do...

The credit market usually leads the equity market during turning points, as happened when credit markets cracked first in 2008.

Will the same thing happen this time around?

#3 Retail sales have missed expectations for three months in a row and we just had the worst reading since January.

#4 Things have gotten so bad that even Wal-Mart is really struggling. Same-store sales at Wal-Mart have declined for five quarters in a row and the outlook for the future is not particularly promising.

FIGURES: Anti-Gun Democrat Threatens to Kill Researcher Conducting Survey on Second Amendment

Yes, these Communists progressives are truly the most tolerant of people and certainly all about the Constitution that each swore an oath to uphold.

Each election cycle, the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance contacts the 280-plus candidates running for the Minnesota House in hopes of surveying them about their views on gun rights.

As you’d probably expect, some candidates choose not to respond to GOCRA’s questionnaire. No biggie. But the organization is recommending Rep. Ron Erhardt (D-Edina) receive anger management therapy after he allegedly threatened to kill GOCRA President Andrew Rothman when he was contacted about the survey.

Earlier this summer, GOCRA sent two emails asking Erhardt, 84, to respond to their questions. He didn’t respond, so at 5:19 p.m. on July 19, Rothman followed up with a phone call.

Here’s how that conversation went, according to an affidavit signed by Rothman:

When contacted, the individual answering the phone identified himself as Ron Erhardt. Your affiant identified himself and reminded Rep. Erhardt of the approaching questionnaire deadline. Rep. Erhardt indicated that he did not intend to complete the survey. Your affiant, following the procedure used with each candidate, reminded Mr. Erhardt that GOCRA’s policy was to give a special “F*” grade to candidates with no voting record or survey, as set out in the “How will this information be used?” section of the introduction…

Rep. Erhardt responded, yelling, “Give me a double F! No more surveys! You come near me, and I’ll blow your head off!” Rep. Erhardt then disconnected the phone call. The call’s duration was 78 seconds.

Wouldn't it be nice if these nitwits actually read the Constitution once in a while? I know, I'm a dreamer.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

STILL HAS A GOOD FIRST STEP: Total Time it Took Obama to Tee Off After Making Foley Statement: 480 Seconds

Relayed by the invaluable Weasel Zippers:



Even CNN noticed the less than solemn attention Mr. Obama paid to the beheading of an American journalist. And @BiffSpackle offered his usual caustic 'toon pillorying our beleaguered POTUS.


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Larwyn's Linx: The Sheldon Cooper Presidency

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Nation

The Sheldon Cooper Presidency: Ace
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) meets Jew-hating constituents: Moe Lane
Report: Harry Reid 'Seethed' At Disengaged President Obama: Charlie Spiering

War-gaming November: Incumbents vs. Angry Voters: Stephen Green
ISIS ‘a national security threat’: Cal Thomas
Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest: Victor Davis Hanson

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA: Erickson
Major Liberal Group Could Be About To Reject Hillary Clinton: WJ
Time to Pay Attention to Kansas: RS

Holder to "Investigate" Ferguson Shooting for "Civil Rights Violations": GWP
Ferguson: We've Seen Enough to Know That Mike Brown Was a Thug: Publius
Communists Inciting Violence in Ferguson: RebelPundit

Economy

More Bad News for Obamacare: LoneCon
New Poll Suggests Pretty Much Everyone Hates Common Core: CI
About That Sovereign "Safety": Karl Denninger

Scandal Central

More Trouble for Eric Holder? Judge Resurrects Fast and Furious Scandal With Order Against DOJ: Fred Lucas
Perry Grand Juror Was A Democratic Party Delegate During Proceedings: MediaTrackers
Why Is Obama Hiding ObamaCare Enrollment Data?: IBD

After Foley Beheading, Obama Making Golf Getaways Difficult to Defend: Joe Concha
DREAMer Who Killed Two Girls In Hit And Run Won't Be Deported, Still Protected By DACA: Caroline May
About Sums It Up: Reaganite

Media

Ferguson: We Need To Stop Talking About “Media Bias”—And Start Talking About Media Evil.: VDARE
James Foley found out ISIS doesn't care who you voted for: Allen West
Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source: Fox

Obama Congratulates Spurs For Hiring Female Coach While Ignoring Death of Two Star General: Treehouse
New book: The ‘SNL’ skit Obama killed, Hillary’s ‘entitlement’ attitude: BPR
If What This Writer Says Is True, Harry Reid May Be About To Destroy Obama: WJ

Ferguson: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Officer Wilson: Larry Elder
LAGOP’s #AirMary Attack On Landrieu Is Hysterical But True: HayRide
Two From the Prof: WRSA

World

The Enemy Knows We’re In A World War, But Democrats Don’t: HayRide
President Obama Shows Why He Cannot Beat ISIL: Erick Erickson
Gen. Allen: Destroy the Islamic State Now: Gen. John R. Allen

ISIS Crucifixion Of Children Could Lead To A Christian Holocaust: WJ
Was beheaded American journalist James Foley’s murderer released from Guantanamo Bay?: BPR
Hamas sends a love letter to ISIS (with 10 tips): Commentator

The Full Video Of James Foley’s Beheading -- Hidden by the Media -- Has Been Found: Shoebat
Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue: INN
American Decapitated by Englishman: Mark Steyn

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Heroin’s new hold on Indiana: IJEC
Data Breaches May Drive Consumers Back to Cash: Douglas Ceto
Tesla to allow iPhone to start Model S without key/fobs with v6.0 update: 9to5Mac

Cornucopia

If You're Gonna Crash Your Motorcycle...: Feral Irishman
The End of Pax Romana: Can I Get a Big Portabella with that?: MOTUS
Robin Williams and Our Strange Times : Jim Geraghty

Image: Weapons can be easily smuggled past airport body scanners
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QOTD: "The last couple seasons of the show [Saturday Night Live] were the only two in the show’s history where we were totally like every other comedy show: basically, an arm of the Hollywood Democratic establishment. [Jon] Stewart was more nuanced. We just stopped doing anything which could even be misinterpreted as a criticism of Obama." --SNL writer-producer James Downey, who retired in 2013

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Juxtaposed Headlines o' the Day

Submitted for your consideration: are these two news stories somehow... connected?

Obama Has Played 29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage


White House "Did Not Know" National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson



By the numbers, "Obama is in the middle of a two-week vacation at the $12 million, 17-room mansion of a Democratic Party fundraiser wherein, according to ABC News, he has played 29.5 hours of golf, attended a Democratic fundraiser, partied at a birthday bash, spent 6.5 hours on the beach, and attended a jazz concert on Sunday... According to Gallup, Obama's job approval stands at just 41%."


Hat tip: Badblue News.

THIS IS YOUR RECOVERY. And This is Your Recovery On Drugs.

By Jim Quinn

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”Thomas Jefferson

Does this chart portray an economic recovery in any way? Wages have been stagnant since the START of the supposed recovery in 2010. Real median household income, even using the highly understated CPI, is on a glide path to oblivion. You just need to observe with your own two eyes the number of Space Available signs in front of office buildings, strip centers and malls across America to realize we have further to fall. Low paying, part-time burger flipping jobs aren’t going to revive this debt saturated economic system. But at least the .1% are enjoying their Federal Reserve created high. Fiat is a powerful drug when administered in large doses to addicts on Wall Street.

The S&P 500 has risen from 666 in March of 2009 to 1,972 today. That is a 196% increase in a little over five years. During this same time, real household income has fallen by 7%. There have been a few million jobs added, while 11 million people have left the labor market. According to Robert Shiller’s CAPE ratio, the stock market valuation has only been higher, three times in history – 1929, 1999, and 2007. He seems flabbergasted by why valuations are so high. Sometimes really smart people can act really dumb.

The Federal Reserve balance sheet was $900 billion before the 2008 financial crisis. Today it stands at $4.4 trillion. The Fed has increased their balance sheet by 220% since the March 2009 market lows. Do you think there is any correlation between the Fed puppets printing $2.4 trillion and handing it to their Wall Street puppeteers, who used their high frequency trading supercomputers and ability to rig the markets so they never lose, and the third stock bubble in the last 13 years? It’s so self evident that only an Ivy League economist or CNBC anchor wouldn’t be able to see it.

As Obama Disarms America, China Unveils Another New, Hypersonic "Carrier Killer" Weapon System

By Investor's Business Daily

National Security: Beijing is moving fast on a maneuverable, hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade America's defenses, including the Aegis ballistic missile system guarding our carrier battle groups.

On Aug. 7, China conducted a second test of its hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), known as the WU-14, yet another example of its relentless pursuit of high-tech weaponry as the United States abandons what the administration dismisses as Cold War weaponry.

The first test, conducted in January, saw China's HGV reach speeds in the vicinity of Mach 10, about 10 times the speed of sound. In the latest test, according to Internet reports, the WU-14 was the upper stage of a missile launched from the Jiuquan satellite launch facility in China's western Gobi desert.

Strategic experts say that the importance of this weapons program cannot be understated. The Washington Free Beacon quotes Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, as saying:

"Accelerated HGV testing could potentially allow China to develop a second-generation antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) warhead that is more maneuverable and more difficult to counter."

As we noted after the January test, development of the WU-14 comes on the heels of China's deployment of a "carrier-killer," the DF-21D, a road-mobile ASBM. This land-based missile is designed to track and target our carrier battle groups in the western Pacific with the help of satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles similar to our drones, as well as over-the-horizon radar.

"GENTLE GIANT" MICHAEL BROWN: Beat Ferguson Police Officer Wilson Within an Inch of His Life, Say Sources

I'm certain these new and impeccably sourced reports will dissuade Eric Holder and Al Sharpton from race-baiting and fomenting violence (that's what we professionals in the blogging business call yer Grade A Sarcasm).

Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said.

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move," the source said. "They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face."

The source claims that there is "solid proof" that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, "What, you're going to shoot me?"

At that point, the source told FoxNews.com, the 6-foot-4, 292-pound Brown charged Wilson, prompting the officer to fire at least six shots at him, including the fatal bullet that penetrated the top of Brown's skull, according to an independent autopsy conducted at the request of Brown's family.

Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in the fracas, and was left dazed by the initial confrontation, the source said. He is now "traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified" that a grand jury, which began hearing evidence on Wednesday, will "make some kind of example out of him," the source said.

If we had a real president, he would speak out for peacable assembly and law and order, no matter the race, creed or religion involved. But MLK, Jr. he ain't.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: The Hell That is the Obama White House

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Nation

The Hell That is the Obama White House: David Horowitz
Listen To The American People: Secure Border, No Amnesty: Michael Johns
Everybody Harry Reid’s ever viciously attacked getting ready for 2016: Moe Lane

Dorian Johnson recants?: Treehouse
Ferguson Feeding Frenzy: Michelle Malkin
ISIS Supporters Reach Out To The Ferguson Mob: Nice Deb

Ferguson in Perspective: Jason Riley Tells Hard Truths: Paul A. Rahe
Grand Jurors Break Law to Explain How Perry Broke Law: Bryan Preston
Pentagon Fires Back At Critics of 'Police Militarization' Program: Russell Berman

Rick Perry Becomes the 2016 GOP Frontrunner: Aaron Gardner
Here Comes the Mob (Again)!: Kathy Shaidle
State fines upstate farm that rebuffed same-sex wedding: Jimmy Vielkind

Economy

Tuition Pays for This: Walter Williams
Semi-Retired President Heads Back To Vacation: WZ
Americans Sick of Government Regulation: Betsy McCaughey

Scandal Central

The Rich Oeuvre of Saint Michael Brown: MB
Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack: GWP
Perry Prosecutor Defended Child Killer, Sex Trafficker, Corrupt Leaders: Brian Sikma

Rick Perry is ‘setting the record straight’ in new ad: RedAlert
GOP selects head of legal team for Benghazi Select Committee: Twitchy
The Republicans who helped Indict Rick Perry: RS

Climate & Energy

Another Species Has Gone Extinct: Erick Erickson
Gary Peters Plays Both Sides of Energy Debate for Dollars: Dan Riehl
If there wasn't an election soon I might be happy about falling gas prices: WyBlog

Media

There’s a Mobius Loop Going On: Ed Driscoll
Progressive Activist Launches Campaign to Vandalize Books: Glob
Probably Not The Mug Shot the Dems Were Hoping For: Ace

Yes, AP Violated Its Style Guide to Refer to Michael Brown, 18, as a ‘Youth’: Ed Driscoll
David Gregory's Liberal Tenure at 'Meet the Press': More Mouthpiece Than Moderator: MRC
What a Getty Photographer Captured Before He Was Arrested in Ferguson: NatlJrnl


MSNBC's Al Sharpton Led His First Anti-Semitic Race-Riot In Crown Heights, 23 Years Ago Today: Lid
‘We will prevail': Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities amid cheers; Updated: Twitchy
Profiles in Moonbattery: Sylvester Stallone: MB

World

The Meltdown: Bret Stephens
Under What Conditions Can The US Army Engage Citizens: The Army's "Civil Disturbances" Primer: ZH
AFDI Rally for Israel & Persecuted Religious Minorities in the Middle East: Urban Infidel

Why Jordan Doesn't Want More Palestinians: Gatestone
Islamic State Burying Yazidis Alive, Woman Tied To Car And Split In Two: WZ
The Temple Mount and the Tallit: MyRightWord

ISIL Claims to Behead an American Photojournalist: Polly Mosendz
Low-flying helicopters alarm St. Paul residents: Stripes
Government's Response To Snowden? Strip 100,000 of Their Security Clearances: TechDirt

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Record valet shenanigans in your new Corvette? Yes, you can.: Lyndon Johnson, TechTell
German Ebola scare: Nigerian woman faints in jobcentre forcing 600 into quarantine: DailyMail
US won't reveal records on health website security: Jack Gillum

Cornucopia

Vote In The Right Wing News 2016 Presidential Candidate Survey For August of 2014: John Hawkins
Separated at Birth?: MB
Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96: Times

Image: AFDI Rally for Israel & Persecuted Religious Minorities in the Middle East
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QOTD: "President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.

Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations." --Justin Sink, The Hill

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UKRAINE'S NEXT CRISIS: Economic, Not Military

By Robert Bensh

Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.

The Ukrainian military’s showdown with separatists in the industrial east has forced coal mines to severely cut production or close down entirely. This has led to an electricity crisis that can only be staunched by cutting domestic production along with exports to Europe, Crimea, and Belarus -- or worse, getting more imports from Russia.

In the coal centers of Ukraine’s industrial east—Luhansk and Donetsk—fighting has forced the full closure of an estimated 50 percent of coal mines, while overall coal production has fallen 22 percent over the same period last year.

Key industry sources say they will potentially run out of coal in less than three weeks.

For Ukraine, the second largest producer of coal in Europe, this will have a devastating impact on the energy sector, which is in a state of emergency, unable to get coal to thermal power plants that provide some 40 percent of the entire country’s electricity.

CALLOUS DISREGARD: Obama's Ferguson Remarks Ignore Yet Another Bloody Week in Chicago

By Investor's Business Daily

Malignant Neglect: The president talks about Ferguson, Mo., but not about a Chicago weekend where three dozen people were shot, seven of them killed, including a 16-year-old black girl who wanted to be a doctor.

To his credit, President Obama was more judicious than usual talking about the shooting of Michael Brown outside St. Louis. He did not say the police acted stupidly. He actually made a rare attempt at acknowledging individual responsibility when he said that when young black men "commit a crime, they need to be prosecuted, because every community has an interest in public safety."

One of those communities is Chicago, about whose routine carnage the president has said little of substance, and where last weekend, as the fires of looted stores in Ferguson burned, seven people were shot dead and 29 were wounded. No need to put out the fires of perceived racial animosity or place special focus on the situation when it is young blacks routinely killing other young blacks.

If Sasha and Malia Obama, the president's young daughters, had another sister, she might look like 16-year-old Shaquise Buckner. Chicago police say Shaquise, who was the same age as Malia, appeared to have been the unintended target of a gang-related drive-by shooting early Saturday morning.

Yet Attorney General Eric Holder went to Ferguson, not Chicago. Thirty-six people are shot in Chicago in a single weekend, seven of them fatally, yet the FBI sends 40 agents to Missouri to investigate the shooting death of one young black male.

In his remarks on Ferguson and the difficulties of young black men, Obama spoke of "communities that feel left behind; who, as a consequence of tragic histories, often find themselves isolated, often find themselves without hope, without economic prospects. You have young men of color who are more likely to end up in jail, or the criminal justice system, than they are to end up in a good job or college."

One of those communities is Chicago.

NO GUN-FREE ZONES HERE: Deep Blue Los Angeles, CA School Systems Use AR-15s to Discourage Shooting Sprees

From a startled Vocativ, which hasn't quite figured out that mass-murdering psychopaths don't exactly consult the law books before starting their suicidal rampages:

School’s back in session next week, and the campus police in Compton are packing more heat than ever. That’s not a reference to the hot drought California has faced in 2014—we’re talking guns. Specifically: controversial AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, approved for use on school campuses to prevent future gun rampages.

“This is our objective—save lives, bottom line,” Compton Unified Police Chief William Wu told the city’s school board. The board has been told that select campus police officers will be allowed buy the rifles and keep them in their cars, in case of a mass shooting incident or terrorist attack.

“Everyone wants children safe. At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped,” he said.

Wu went on to explain how handguns wouldn’t cut it when it comes to thwarting a killer armed to the hilt. “Handguns, you’d be lucky to hit accurately at 25 yards,” he said. Wu added that with a rifle in the right hands, you could strike at “50, 100 yards accurately.”

...The police chief and the mayor of the small city of Fontana, California, meanwhile, backed a controversial line item to order 14 AR-15 rifles in an effort to safeguard schools. The guns are to be stored in locked safes within the schools.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” said Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”

What the hysterical author M.L. Nestel fails to inform the reader is that school shootings are down across America:

...the media’s understandable obsession with newsworthiness not only gives Americans a misimpression of what is happening to crime rates and mass killings, but it also encourages mass killers, who thrive on this attention. Reading the Santa Barbara killer’s manifesto, it is clear that he was just one more person who craved attention and felt he could get it by killing as many people as possible.

Unfortunately, these misimpressions caused by the media have real consequences. Legislation gets passed that disarms law-abiding citizens and makes attacks more likely.

I won't hold my breath waiting for Vocativ to issue a rebuttal from a real expert like John Lott.


Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News.

SUMMER O' RECOVERY 5: Grand total of ZERO states where percentage of employed people has risen since '08

From a surprisingly candid Washington Post comes this confessional regarding the utter failure of Obamanomics:

From 2007 to 2014, the employment rate among 25- to 54-year-olds has declined in the United States by 3.5 percent, and no state reported employment gains during that time, according to data released by the Pew Charitable Trust on Tuesday.

The state with the largest decline is New Mexico, where 9.2 percent fewer people are employed today than they were in 2007. Vermont and Nebraska had the smallest decline, both less than 1 percent, and 19 other states had declines that were determined to be not statistically significant.


Serious question for you progressives out there: can you think of one thing in this country that's gotten better since Barack Obama first took his oath of office?


Hat tip: Masked Avenger

Larwyn's Linx: When Screaming Racism, ‘War on Women,’ and Impeachment Are Not Enough

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Nation

When Screaming Racism, ‘War on Women,’ and Impeachment Are Not Enough: Erick Erickson
Who Lost the Cities?: Kevin D. Williamson
Why Did They Burn Down The Quick Trip ?: Treehouse

Holder (Obama) Insisted Brown Video Be Suppressed: S&L
‘Peaceful Protesters’ Vandalize, Loot, Destroy Ferguson Businesses: GWP
Jarrett: Obama Viewing Ferguson Unrest from 'Perspective of a Parent': Breitbart

Every American Must Condemn Partisan Indictment of Rick Perry: RWN
Politics as Combat : Andrew C. McCarthy
Let’s demilitarize the regulatory agencies too: Walter Olson, Overlawyered

Cops: Michael Brown punched officer in face, went for his gun: Scoop
Slimy Democrats set up voter registration where Michael Brown shot: FAM
31 Shot, 7 Killed in Chicago over Weekend While Ferguson Burns: RebelPundit

Economy

DOJ Orders Dearbornistan Schools to Fundamentally Transform: Sara Noble
Teacher tested for Ebola virus in New Mexico: EAG
Kent State Professor Calls for Jihad on Israel, Still Has Job: CI

Scandal Central

Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros: MRC
Rick Perry Indictment A Political Assassination: CHQ
Obama Goes To A Jazz Concert While Race Riots Explode For Another Night In Ferguson: WZ

Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida: Ginni Thomas
Obama admin thwarting release of public data under FOIA, lawsuit charges: Times
New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters: Resister

Media

The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals: Rich Noyes
Progressivism is evil: Cold Fury
Brilliant Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Challenges Semiliterate Race Baiter Al Sharpton To A Debate: WZ

Legendarily Entitled Politician Has Rock-Star Demands In Speaking Engagement Contracts: Ace
Twitter, Obama and the Gen. Harold Greene funeral hoax: Byron York
CNN Legal Analyst: This autopsy report changes everything: Scoop

HuffPo 'Reporter' Stirs Race Hate in Ferguson: Publius
‘Dehumanized’ HuffPost Reporter Ryan Reilly’s Struggle with Facts: J. Christian Adams
The Most Hilarious Responses to That Huffpo’s Earplug Rubber Bullets Tweet!: Sooper

The Dirty Little Secret About The Difference Between White And Black Americans On Ferguson: John Hawkins
Projection: Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz Calls Someone Else Crazy: JWF
ABC reporters mock Hillary Clinton’s extravagant travel demands for speech: Scoop

World

Arming Terrorists, Denying Arms to Israel : MB
Islamic State of Losers Having Very Bad Week: Jawa
The Afghans found in Tilbury Docks remind us that slavery is back in Britain: Fraser Nelson

The Final Death of Western Civilization: GoV
Islamic State booby traps massive Iraqi dam which could kill thousands if breached: Telegraph
Hamas in West Bank 'planned to topple Palestinian Authority': Yaakov Lappin

Britain’s anti-Semitic whiff of Weimar: Douglas Murray
Islamic Terrorist Group Demands Islamic State… in Downtown Oslo: Daniel Greenfield
Syrian opposition: Obama allowed ISIS cancer to metastasize: Matzav

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China: Brian Krebs
IT Marketing: The Next Big Thing in IT: Robin Gareiss, Nemertes Research
Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch: TechCrunch

Cornucopia

Random Thoughts: Thomas Sowell
Trading Places: MOTUS
Post-Dispatch reporter: ‘More than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events’: Twitchy

Image: Trading Places
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QOTD: "The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban abandonment and repression, seen in Chicago.”

A question for the Reverend Jackson: Who has been running the show in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, and in Los Angeles for a great long while now? The answer is: People who see the world in much the same way as does the Reverend Jackson, who take the same view of government, who support the same policies, and who suffer from the same biases...

...The more progressive the city, the worse a place it is to be poor and/or black. The most pronounced economic inequality in the United States is not in some Republican redoubt in Texas but in San Francisco, an extraordinarily expensive city in which half of all black households make do with less than $25,000 a year. Blacks in San Francisco are arrested on drug felonies at ten times their share of the general population. At 6 percent of the population, they represent 40 percent of those arrested for homicides. Whether you believe that that is the result of a racially biased criminal-justice system or the result of higher crime incidence related to socioeconomic conditions within black communities (or some combination of those factors) what is undeniable is that results for black Americans are far worse in our most progressive, Democrat-dominated cities than they are elsewhere. The progressives have had the run of things for a generation in these cities, and the results are precisely what you see." --Kevin D. Williamson, "Who Lost the Cities?"