Saturday, October 25, 2014

3 Headlines That Explain Barack Obama's Foreign Policy

See if you can deduce Dear Leader's strategy for dealing with a hostile world.

Obama will bypass Congress on Iran sanctions if nuclear deal is reached

In another example of the White House bypassing Congress to avoid a vote it would lose, the Obama administration will not to seek congressional approval to suspend sanctions against Iran if a deal on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program can be reached, The New York Times reported Sunday night.

According to the report by David Sanger, citing American and Iranian officials, Iran has agreed in principle that a “suspension” of sanctions would be enough for them to take away from the negotiating table.

Israeli Minister: Israel-US relations in 'crisis'

"There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit.

Larwyn's Linx: Democrats Continue to Step on Rakes

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Nation

Democrats Continue to Step on Rakes: Jon Gabriel
Early Voting for GOP is Unprecedented: "This has never happened before": LI
The White House Gaslights America on Immigration: Leon Wolf

Super: NYC Ebola Patient Traveled Around Entire City Since Last Week: JWF
New Ebola screening is an epic failure: RS
Why are all Ebola patients Obama voters?: Ushanka

"Pro-Gun" Democrat Senator on Tape Advancing Anti-Gun Views: GotNews
A Stark Contrast in Iowa: Phil Kerpen
Why the House Will Stay Republican: Michael Barone

Congressman: "Republic is Dead" if Obama Implements Amnesty: ConTrib
Watch Hillary Say One of the Stupidest Things You'll Ever Hear: Sooper
Martha Coakley Seems To Be Blowing Another Election In MA: Doug Mataconis

Economy

Coburn releases his final government Wastebook: PersonalLiberty
Read Kay Hagan's Pro-Socialist, Pro-Marxist College Thesis: GotNews
Marysville Shooter’s Mom Is High Ranking School Board Official: GotNews

Scandal Central

Obama Covered Up Emails For Eric Holder In Fast And Furious Scandal: Western Journalism
DOJ Stands Aghast, “exasperated”, at Leaks From DOJ: Treehouse
Watch a Milwaukee Election Worker Get Angry at Voters: MediaTrackers

Valerie Jarrett Key Player in 'Fast & Furious' Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress: JW
NYC Health Commissioner Wrongly Claims Ebola Patient Self-Isolated: WS
NYPD Stunner: Cops Exit Ebola Victim Apartment, Dump Gloves, Masks In Sidewalk Trash Can: ZH

Climate & Energy

Professor Proclaims We Must Terminate Industrial Civilization Because of Global Warming: MB
Gulp: The Very Scary Climate Cost Of Halloween Candy!: RWN

Media

The Pesky Similarities Between Thomas Duncan and Dr. Craig Spencer Deserve Inquiry: Treehouse
‘Armed citizenry’ is the best deterrent to terrorists, and Canada attack proves it: BPR
Protesters Obstruct Entrance at George Will's Miami University Speech: CI

Idiot Andrew Cuomo: Ebola Patient Went Bowling, Took Cab and Subway, But No Reason to 'Worry': CNS
WAPOs Glen Kessler: KY Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes Should Be Ashamed of Herself: Lid
BOO-HOO: He's Really Sad He Wasn't Able To Disarm You Before Fleeing Office: Diogenes

Cruising the Web: Betsy's Page
CNN Anchor: You Know What's Funny? When a Woman Gets Beaten Up: GayPatriot
CNN’s Carol Costello Learned Nothing From The Firing of Martin Bashir: Glob

World

Canada on its Knees: Taki's Mag
Russia Continues to Test America's Weakness Under Obama: MB
It's time to beat the Jew haters: Caroline Glick

NYC Hatchet Suspect Posted Pro-Jihad, Anti-US Comments: S&L
NYC Hatchet Attacker’s Facebook Page Featured Islamic Warrior: WFB
Sisi convenes emergency meeting after Sinai terror attack kills dozens of Egyptian troops: JPost

Russian Jets, Ships, Subs Invade Europe: AmInt
Down with the embargo, long live the embargo: Alberto de la Cruz
Transgender troops say they want to serve openly: AirForceTimes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

FTC: "Tech Support Reps" Pretend To Be From MSFT, FB, Scammed $2.5M From Consumers: Consumerist
Antitrust Experts To FCC: Comcast/TWC Merger Is A Terrible Idea: Kate Cox
The Queen Sends Out Her First Tweet: DigitalTrends

Cornucopia

Oops! No Need to Panic!: MOTUS
Anti-Israel restaurant receives funding from John Kerry’s wife’s foundation: WFB
Oops, he did it again!: Sondrakistan

Image: Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after suicide blast kills 30 troops
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QOTD: "These are deceitful hack politicians and the American people have to decide if they like the direction the country is going in. Do you want chaos on the border? Do you want immigration amnesty? Do you want massive debt? Do you want more redistribution of wealth? Do you want more nationalization of healthcare? Destruction of jobs, outsourcing of jobs? If you like it, then vote for your Democrat. The fact of the matter is none of these Democrats that are running are moderates; they're all radicals. None of them believe in small government. They all believe in massive centralized government. None of them believe in the working man and the citizens of this country. They spend more time worrying about illegal aliens and how they're going to be taken care of and so forth and so on, the Democrat party is a disaster. It's become a radical party. I have problems with the Republican party but the Democrat party really has lost its way and they need to get a good swift kick in the ass in this election." --Mark Levin

Friday, October 24, 2014

KFC Korea introduces a Heart Attack for $4.99

Oh, my.

Anyone heading to Seoul tonight?

KFC is looking to take its heart attack-inducing Double Down sandwich to all new heights. And we’re not sure how we feel about it.

Is it really necessary to create a Double Down with a burger patty sandwiched right in the middle?!

KFC Korea is responsible for this monstrosity called the Zinger Double Down King. If you’re not familiar with the original Double Down, it’s already unhealthy as you could imagine.

First off, bacon and cheese are nestled between two crispy chicken patties that serve as the bun. Now, you can add a burger patty between all of that, and boom: You’ve got KFC Korea’s take on the concoction.

The slogan reads, No bun, all meat.

They say that like it’s a good thing...

Daddy like.


Hat tip: BadBlue Tech.

Okay, which one of you losers broke Twitter?

My world has just come crashing down.



Update: These guys are good. It's back up.


A GOP Majority in the Senate Ain't Enough for Mike Lee...

By Philip Wegmann

HILLSDALE, Mich.—Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn introduced him as “the best statesman I’ve ever known.” But on Tuesday night, Sen. Mike Lee seemed less politician and more political philosophy professor as he diagramed the underpinnings of his conservative reform agenda.

While Lee predicted that Republicans will “win at least seven or eight” new seats to gain a majority in the Senate, he underscored the importance of articulating an enduring conservative message.

“Exposing the emptiness and ugliness of the progressive vision won’t be enough to advance our cause,” the Utah Republican told students. Instead, “we need to demonstrate in word and deed the virtues and the humanity of our vision.”

After the event, The Daily Signal spoke with Lee about President Obama’s handling of the Ebola virus that is plaguing three West African countries and alarming Americans in recent weeks.

Lee described Obama’s presidency as “reckless,” with the Ebola outbreak representing another example of a haphazard administration.

One issue that continues to plague both parties: Obama’s unconfirmed nominee for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. The Senate has not acted on the nominee since his selection on Nov. 14, 2013.

Liberals have placed blame on Republican “obstructionism,” but Lee said the delay is indicative of systemic Democrat irresponsibility. Pointing to numerous bills “that have passed the House of Representative but haven’t seen the light of day,” Lee argues that “under current Democrat leadership in the Senate, we’ve had nothing but obstruction.”

Inside the IT Organization of the Future

There's an excellent interview with tech visionary Charles Araujo at CIO Insight, in which he explains three phenomena that are radically accelerating business disruption.

The three factors -- the Consumerization of IT, the Criticality of IT, and the Competition for IT -- have melted away barriers to competition and smashed traditional methods of distribution.

...When I grew up in the business, IT was important, but was relegated to the back office. Technology was used to drive efficiency and the speed of transactions, but it was pretty invisible to our organization's customers. When technology failed, it was inconvenient, but that was about it. Today, technology has moved from the back office to front and center of everything. Technology literally powers every single business transaction, every customer interaction and virtually all aspects of the customer experience...

...When I put these three market forces together, I came to the conclusion that there had been a fundamental sea change in the environment in which we existed. Our customer's expectations had changed; they were relying on technology for everything, but they now had choices. And that meant we were going to have to operate differently if we wanted to remain relevant. We simply cannot keep doing things the way we always have and expect our customers to still be our customers. So, I believe that IT—at least as we've known it—is dead. And it's going to be replaced with a very different type of IT organization. One that is smaller, more agile, more customer-focused—and one that spends a lot less time running core technologies...

ISIS Begins Realizing Its "See You In New York" Threat

By Investor's Business Daily

Terrorism: An ax attack on two New York City cops by a Muslim convert with jihadi postings on his Facebook page is yet another reminder of the prophetic warning by the leader of the Islamic State.

Some pundits are downplaying any connection between Zale Thompson, who attacked two New York City cops with a hatchet, and the Islamic State, which has issued a call for such actions by sympathizers in the West. This is an "isolated case," they say, an act by a "nut job" and not by a terrorist conspirator.

The Islamic State is perhaps the world's largest collection of nut jobs. How sane can someone be, taking joy in sawing off the heads of infidels like Steven Sotloff and James Foley, or delighting in kidnapping and gang-raping the Yazidi women of Iraq because they worship a different god? How sane can young women be who leave the West to journey to Syria in the hopes of being incubators for future jihadis?

In the Soviet era, we might have called the likes of Zale Thompson sleepers — individuals hidden in our free society waiting for the call to fulfill their destiny.

The current bevy of homegrown jihadis beheading office workers in Oklahoma and killing policemen and soldiers in Canada may not have been planted here by the Islamic State. But in the age of social media, they have heard their master's voice and responded accordingly.

Carol Costello of CNN gets a very special phone call...

Remember when CNN's idiot broadcaster Carol Costello made light of a violent assault on Bristol Palin, just weeks after condemning Ray Rice? Yeah, those were good times. Good times.


Summer intern @BiffSpackle took issue with the misogynistic, hypocritical behavior of the leftist kook.


Yo, Carol: we want an apology. A real apology. On your show, which -- granted -- gets lower ratings than the spin cycle at the 4th Street laundromat.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: Make Him Own It!

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Nation

Make Him Own It!: Bill Whittle
Democrats Threaten Riots in Atlanta: Declan Finn
Angst grows over Obama’s unlawful plans for action on immigration: The Hill

The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to Ebola: GotNews
NY City Dr. With Ebola Symptoms Hospitalized, Went Bowling Last Night: GWP
'Quintessential Statism': Mark Levin on Democrats Running From Obama: FNI

Where Was President Obama?: Michelle Malkin
Obama Can’t Help Throwing His Party Under His Bus: David Limbaugh
White House pretends that not trusting them on immigration is crazy-talk: Moe Lane

A Denuded Victory: Leon H. Wolf
Running Scared: Maryland Democrats Play The Race Card: Derek Hunter
GA Senate: Obama Knows What a Michelle Nunn Victory Would Mean: RS

Economy

Blacks hit Barack: 'Worst President Ever, He Chose Illegals Over Americans': Clash
Initial Unemployment Claims Down 18% From Same Week Last Year: BizzyBlog
The Optimistic Column: Taki's Mag

Scandal Central

Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for... Holder’s Wife: JW
Justice Dept. List of Withheld Fast & Furious Docs is 1,323 Pages Long: Sharyl Attkisson
Oh My: National Park Service Admits It Discussed Plan To Close War Memorials With Obama Officials: WZ

Jaw-Dropping Level of 'Progressive' Voter Fraud Everywhere You Look: Reaganite
It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders: ZH
Who says Obamacare isn't major factor in midterms?: Byron York

Climate & Energy

John Kerry Thinks Climate Change Causes Radical Islam: Sara Noble
Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban: ProgsToday
World food production at record levels: WUWT

Media

Feds Offered Mike Brown Evidence To Newspaper That Refused Information : Treehouse
Brown Family Members Viciously Brawl Over Sale Of Mike Brown Merchandise: Joshua
The Externalization of Responsibility: Monica Lewinsky’s Personal Shame: R.S. McCain

At the Intersection of #GamerGate and the Washington Redskins: Ed Driscoll
Powerful: Jewish college students explain how anti-Semitism has affected them on campus: Scoop
The Nightly News’ Curious Disinterest in the Midterm Elections: Jim Geraghty

Watch DNC Chair DWS interview turn into a train wreck after she lies and can’t back it up: Scoop
Why Does CNN host Carol Costello Still Have A Job?: Nice Deb
Ted Cruz Gets 8 Min Standing Ovation: Ponder Pelosi As Speaker: Maggie Thornton

World

You Can’t Reform Islam Without Reforming Muslims: Daniel Greenfield
This is Horrifying: Erick Erickson
NYC: Axe Wielding Muslim Mad Man Attacks Cops: Treehouse

Canadian Terrorist: Crazy Muslim: R.S. McCain
Islamic State supporters cheer Ottawa jihad shooting: Robert Spencer
How Canada Wound Up With Jihad Problems: TAB

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The best navigation idea I’ve seen since the Tube map: Rory Sutherland
Which Technologies Do Startups Use? An Exploration of AngelList Data.: CodingVC
Anonymous Shadow Eclipses Other Privacy Projects with Zero Knowledge: DeepDotWeb

Cornucopia

The Early Worm Gets The Bird: Hopenchange
Here's What Happens When Debating a Liberal: AWD
Democratic Fundraising Emails Are Out of Control: Andrew Stiles

Image: Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists
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QOTD: "The costs of the Administration’s confused policy on Syria have been sky-high: the rise of ISIS, the irritation of our allies (Turkey, the Sunni Arab states, Israel), and the butchery of civilians on a massive scale. On its one supposed triumph, the Administration appears to have been conned, and it’s getting harder and harder to deny that fact." --Walter Russell Mead

Thursday, October 23, 2014

UN-FLIPPING-BELIEVABLE: Obama Administration Released Illegal Aliens Charged With Murder Into the U.S.

USA Today softens news of Yet Another Obama Administration Scandal™ as best it can, using the headline "U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release."

Translated into English, it means "Obama Administration Released Illegal Immigrants Charged with Homicide."

New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

The new records, including spreadsheets and hundreds of pages of e-mails, offer the most detailed information yet about the people ICE freed as it prepared for steep, across-the-government spending cuts in February 2013. They show that although two-thirds of the people who were freed had no criminal records, several had been arrested or convicted on charges more severe than the administration had disclosed.

Is Ebola Being Used as a Biological Weapon Against the U.S.?

By Scott Stewart

Over the past few weeks, I've had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype that surrounds the disease, even though only one person has died from Ebola out of the three confirmed cases in the United States. The media hype about the threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States and the West is almost as bad. Both subjects of all this hype were combined into a tidy package on Oct. 20, when the Washington Post published an editorial by columnist Mark Thiessen in which he claimed it would be easy for a group such as the Islamic State to use Ebola in a terrorist attack. Despite Thiessen's claims, using Ebola as a biological warfare agent is much more difficult than it might appear at first blush.

The 2014 Outbreak

In the past, there have been several outbreaks of Ebola in Africa. Countries included Sudan, Uganda, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and several comparatively small outbreaks occurred in Gabon as well. In most cases, people who handled or ate animals infected with the disease started the outbreaks. "Bushmeat," or portions of roasted meat from a variety of wild animals, is considered by many to be a delicacy in Africa, and in a continent where hunger is widespread, it is also a necessity for many hungry people. After several months of medical investigations, epidemiologists believe the current outbreak most likely began when a two-year-old child in Guinea touched or perhaps ate part of an infected animal such as a bat or monkey.

STRIKE BACK: A Graphic Tale

Based in part upon "Politician, Heal Thyself" by Jon Gabriel and illustrated by our summer intern @BiffSpackle.


You and I have a lot of work to do. But we're up to it. We're Americans.


Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s triple punch to America's gut to come after the midterm elections

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Nation

Obama’s triple punch to America's gut to come after midterms: Ernest Istook
Thanks, Obama! Liberian Man With Ebola Symptoms Arrives in Newark: JWF
Obama missteps boost GOP chances: Justin Sink, The Hill

A vote for Democrats is ‘A Vote for President Obama.’: Moe Lane
Holder Really Sad He Couldn't Disarm You Before Fleeing Office: Bob Owens
Oregon Voters Oppose Driver's Licenses for Illegals: CIS

Our new missiles of October: Victor Davis Hanson
We Need to Call It Terrorism: Andrew C. McCarthy
California forces Churches to pay for abortions, immediately: PW

Michael Brown Autopsy Results Are In: Race-Baiters Hardest Hit: Clash
GOP +8 On AP Generic Ballot Among Likely Voters, Exceeding 2010's +7: Ace
Opportunity knocking for GOP — but will party leaders squander it?: John Kass

Economy

Gambling Monkeys, Watching Grass Grow, Zombie in Love: Lid
Public Health: Infected by Politics: Heather Mac Donald
Who needs an Ebola czar?: Cal Thomas

Scandal Central

Busted: James O’Keefe Catches CO Dems Advocating “Awesome” Voter Fraud: LI
“Go F*** Yourself, Gringo” Says Democrat Operative Caught Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots : LibertyNews
James O'Keefe Answers Donna Brazile: Lid

Wealth of Congress Jumps $150 Million: Roll Call
State Senator Arrested Carrying Concealed Weapon In Ferguson, Possibly Under The Influence: Bob Owens
Where Are All The Right Wing Terrorists We Were Warned About?: Glob

Media

Ferguson Grand Jury: At least 7 black witnesses corrobrated Officer Darren's Wilson's testimony: Hot Air
Dem Panic According to the New York Times: Roger Kimball
American Society’s Acid Trip: Camp o' the Saints

Ferguson Truthers: PW
Monica Lewinsky: Hey, You Know What, I'm The First Victim of Internet Bullying: Ace
When You’ve Lost Tina Brown…You’ve Lost the Magic: MOTUS

News Of The 34 Million Green Cards Surfaces In The Legacy Press: VDARE
Fact Check On Fact Check Of Dana Loesch’s New Book ‘Hands Off My Gun’: Caleb Howe
No Ebola Panic Despite Media Hysteria: Alan Caruba

World

Saudis sound alarm on Obama ‘caving’ to Iran: Aaron Klein
IDF confirms Hamas planned massive tunnel attack: Times of Israel
Embattled Kobani: Compare Images of the City Before and After Islamic State’s Siege: WSJ

Muslim Outreach in the Great White North: MB
VIDEO of Gunfire Exchange Inside Canadian Parliament: Sooper
Canada Parliament Shooter Had ‘Palestinian Type Head Scarf Over His Face’ – Eyewitness: Sooper

Assad Ups Chemical Weapons Attacks: AmInt
Arab Spring: the gift that keeps on giving: RS
Hamas terrorist runs over pedestrians getting off bus in Jerusalem: Scoop

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Long Tail of Lost Productivity: Guy Clinch, NoJitter
Google Leads $542 Million Deal in Secretive Startup Magic Leap: WSJ
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email: USA Today

Cornucopia

The 2015 Social Justice Kittens Calendar : AmDigest
If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding: Sondrakistan
Art Is Everywhere: C&S

Image: Google Leads $542 Million Deal in Secretive Startup Magic Leap
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QOTD: "The violence at Parliament comes just days after Canada raised its terror alert Friday.

The suspect in Monday's vehicle attack, Martin Rouleau Couture, reportedly converted to Islam about a year ago. Police arrested him last July and confiscated his passport, but lacked enough evidence to keep him in custody, said Martine Fontaine of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

"When he was arrested, he was about to go to Turkey," Fontaine said. "We stopped him as he was about to leave Canada for terrorist actions. He was questioned when he was arrested. We have not been able to determine any real threat at this time."" --Ashley Fantz and Josh Levs, CNN