Tuesday, April 25, 2017

EXCELLENT, SMITHERS: ATF Reverses Draconian, Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

By Institute for Legislative Action

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.

As we explained at the time, the ATF took the position in that letter that merely affixing the stabilizing brace to a pistol did not constitute the “making” of an NFA firearm. Firing the braced pistol from the shoulder, however, was held to constitute a “redesign” of the firearm that brought it under the jurisdiction of the National Firearms Act (NFA), with all the additional regulations that classification entails.

RYAN, McCONNELL TO TRUMP: "You f***ed up, you trusted us"

By Dan Riehl

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) covered several topics with Breitbart News Radio SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday, including the possibility of a government shutdown, the border wall, and how Trump has done in his first 100 days.

Regarding the later, said Gohmert, “It goes back to the Animal House line, “Well, you messed up. You trusted us,” referring to Trump trusting in Congress.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s secret -- and treasonous -- Iran deal giveaway

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Nation

Obama’s secret -- and treasonous -- Iran deal giveaway: David Harsanyi
Poll: Americans’ Dissatisfaction With Speaker Ryan, Congress Overall Is Growing: WSJ
Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected: Josh Meyer, Politico

Obama's Legacy: William Kristol
Teen Mob Attacks Train, Violently Robs Passengers, Here In America: Bob Owens
Nancy Pelosi: Georgia's Jon Ossoff and I are closely aligned: ARP

Democrats to Pro-Lifers: Get Lost: Dan McLaughlin
Why the Clintons Won’t Go Away: AmInt
How to Lie With Numbers (Lies, Damned Lies, and GAO Statistics): Bill Quick

Loretta Lynch Outed: It All Points Back to Hillary: RWN
This Is Exactly Why Donald Trump Won. This Right Here.: Chicks on the Right
Liz Warren stumbles out of 2020 gate: Colin Reed

Economy

“What’s Your Major”: Another Blow to the So-Called Gender Pay Gap: Andrew G. Biggs
If the Government Shuts Down – America Will Cease to Exist: Brent Smith
Democrats Demand Pro-Criminal Measures For Spending Bill: Cove

Scandal Central

Andrew Cuomo’s Fishy Book Royalties: BattleSwarm
How Did Liz Geronimo Warren Make $15 Million Within 6 Years As A Politician?: CDP
Shocker: Another Bogus ‘Anti-Muslim’ Hate Crime Unravels as College Professor is Arrested: JWF

Climate, Energy & Regulations

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days: Rachel del Guidice
The Green Cult's Holy Week: Bruce Thornton
#FakeNews: Trump Is Not Shutting Down the EPA’s Data Service: Elizabeth Harrington

Media

Reddit Allows “Syrian Rebel” Group To Promote Al-Qaeda Affiliates: William Craddick
Instant Justice: Antifa Assaults Journalist In DC, Gets Arrested Immediately: InfLib
No, Trump Didn't Argue That Protesters Have No Right To Protest: Ken White

France’s media bias tries to hide Le Pen momentum: Eric Duhaime
Why can’t Vox say Obama flat-out lied after damning new report about Iran Deal?: Twitchy
Well, That Didn’t Take Long…: Treehouse

World

Macron Bionics: Mark Steyn
US Senators to Get Rare Briefing at White House on North Korea Threat: Voanews
N.Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US: France24

The Recent Discovery of Heinrich Himmler’s Telegram of November 2, 1943: JCPA
Iranian court rejects final appeal of jailed British-Iranian charity worker: Foreign Desk
Factual Persuasion: Bill Warner

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

“Mindless Eating,” or how to send an entire life of research into question: Cathleen O'Grady
What Your 'Brain Age' Means For Living Longer: Sara G. Miller
Benefits of Microservices Architecture Implementation: Ekaterina Novoseltseva

Cornucopia

I’m Not a Real Scientist, But I Have a Master’s Degree…in Science!: MOTUS
Clint Eastwood's Next Movie: RWN
Netflix’s New Doc ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Is Accused Of Outing Sex Worker: Tracy Clark-Flory

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QOTD: "...even though Hillary Clinton lost two elections, the Clinton machine—the one the family has been building ever since Bill left office in 2001—is still very much in place. Walter Russell Mead described it like this during the 2016 primaries: “The machine gathers the cash that provides perches and incomes to Clinton loyalists; the loyalists keep the publicity machine pumping, keep the networks of contacts and patronage refreshed throughout the vast Clinton network, and staff what amounts to a permanent campaign. This is what party machines used to do: provide incomes for the army of operatives who would jump into action to make sure the machine stayed in office.”

The loyalists who make up this apparatus want—or even need—for the gears to keep spinning. And for that, the machine needs to offer the promise of future influence. Otherwise, donations to the Clinton Foundation would dry up; speaking engagements would become less lucrative; Clinton-backed spin organizations would wither; and dozens of jobs would disappear. All this is to say that the strange persistence of Chelsea boosterism does not come out of nowhere; it is the product of a supremely well-organized political organization revving its engines. And it will not be shut down voluntarily." --The American Interest

Monday, April 24, 2017

THEY REALLY DO HATE YOU: Democrats Demand Pro-Criminal Measures in Spending Bill

By William Teach

Despite losing well over a thousand federal and state seats during the time of Obama, then losing the White House, Democrats are super enthused!

House Democrats grow bullish after Trump’s stumbles

Their fear of languishing in the minority is turning into hope for a quick revival...

GERMANY: Iran Plotting Terror on Jewish and Israeli Targets

By IPT News

Iran is responsible for a significant amount of espionage activity in Germany over the past decade, and is responsible for planning terrorist attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets, the Jerusalem Post reports.

In a letter sent to a Left Party deputy from German's interior ministry, the federal government launched 22 criminal investigations concerning Iran's illegal espionage activity – more than China and Turkey who were suspected in 15 spy cases each. Only Russia, with 27 cases, is involved in more suspected espionage activity than Iran.

Larwyn's Linx: Trump's 100 days: An executive success

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Trump's 100 days: An executive success: Byron York
Near 100 Days, Trump's Biggest Problem GOP, Not Dems: Roger L. Simon
Illegal Aliens Have More Rights Than IRS Taxpayers: Federal Observer

Berkeley Mayor Publicly Belongs To Violent Leftist Group: Justin Caruso
New Video Shows Battle At Berkeley's "Epic Final Charge": InfLib
Five Killed, 26 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Over The Weekend: WZ

Genital mutilation victims break their silence: 'This is demonic': Detroit Free Press
Chicago’s Southland: The rottenest apple in the corrupt Illinois orchard: John Ruberry
History of EPA Employee Misconduct Could Result in Layoffs: WFB

Cataclysm: Robert Gore
Republicans sound alarm on Trump's troubles ahead of 2018: Politico
Constitutional Carry Update In Alabama, Texas And South Carolina: Herschel Smith

Economy

Trump's defense spending hike expected to be ignored by Congress: Travis J. Tritten
Don't count on that government pension: Terry Savage
Teacher Forbids Students From Wearing Cross in Class: MB

Scandal Central

The Watergate Style Break-In That Covered Up Wave Of Clinton State Dept. Scandals: Kenneth Whittle

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Here’s why black-outs in 3 major US cities were almost certainly related: Adam Garrie
Power Outages Coincide in LA, New York, and San Francisco: Inverse
Outages In NYC, SF Come Amid Worries About Failing Infrastructure: CBS New York

Media

Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%: Paul Bedard
WaPo Tells The Truth For Once: The Left’s ‘Mission Was to Bring Down Bill O’Reilly’: RWN
Hannity Pledges Legal Action Against ‘Serial Harasser’ Accusing Him of Sexual Harassment: Rachel Stockman

World

Populism Storms into French Runoff: Le Pen a Presidential Finalist: LifeZette
The French, Coming Apart: A social thinker illuminates his country’s populist divide: Christopher Caldwell
North Korea threatens to sink USS Carl Vinson: Daily Mail Online

Hundreds of African illegals storm city hall in French town, demand rights: Vlad Tepes
Jerusalem archive yields Armenian genocide ‘smoking gun’: Times of Israel
Somali Pirates Make Slight Miscalculation in Choosing Victims: TruthFeed

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud: Ars Technica
Scifi Eye: Technological implants and the ‘transhuman’: The Engineer
Tracking pixels can conduct surveillance for targeted attacks: David Bisson

Cornucopia

The Truth For Young Americans: You Are Not A Victim: John Hawkins
“Radioactive Boy Scout” regularly visited by FBI for a decade, father says: Cyrus Farivar
What spooked the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?: Voltaire Network

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QOTD: "Based on the size of its unfunded pension liabilities, Chicago is in the worst shape, with more than $62 billion worth of unfunded pension promises. Chicago has less than 33 cents set aside for every dollar promised.

The Chicago Municipal Employees plan is estimated to run out of assets in seven years, since it is only 20.3 percent funded. The police fund (funded at 25.4 percent) and the firefighter's fund (funded at 21.7 percent) will not be far behind. The Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund is in slightly better shape with 51.6 percent funding...

...At another extreme, Portland, Ore., has set aside less than 1 percent of what it needs to pay its $2.9 billion of pension promises." --Terry Savage

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weird Fat Kid Threatens to Destroy USS Carl Vinson With Intercounty Ballistic Jarts, Clackers and Skydancers

Remember when the Clinton administration proclaimed success in keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of North Korea's inbred criminal family?

Yeah, those were good times. Good times.

Anyhow, the 21st century's most flatulent world leader is pounding his pots and pans, trying to get attention and scare anyone within listening distance.

Given its track record of missile launch failures, NoKo may have to resort to intercounty ballistic Jarts and Atomic Wrist Rockets.

THE DEPARTMENT OF OBVIOUS: Bernie "Venezuela" Sanders Says "The Democratic Party is Failing"

The socialist from Vermont and former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sandersappeared on today CBS News' Deface the Nation (hat tip: Mark Levin).

As anyone could have predicted, he was not asked about the tragic and violent meltdown of Venezuelan society, another victim of socialism's perfect track record.

He was asked about the current fractures in a party best known for cobbling together various groups of grievance-mongers, government dependents, illegal aliens, the mathematically challenged and the ultra-wealthy.

Stunningly, this political Tower of Babel hasn't led to widespread electoral success.

Let's let Sanders tell it:

Larwyn's Linx: Bernie Sanders Rightfully Refers to Democratic Party as a Sinking Ship

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Bernie Sanders Rightfully Refers to Democratic Party as a Sinking Ship: Michael Sainato
Bernie Sanders Lied About Being a Democrat: Daniel Greenfield
Maxine Waters to Pay Daughter Another $108K From Campaign Funds: Joe Schoffstall

Earth Day Dopes: John Stossel
Did Dems Open the Door to “51” for Legislation?: Jerry Bader
Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is Doing: T.A. Frank

Obama DOJ Lied bout Criminal Nature of Clinton Email Investigation: Mark Hemingway
Attorney General: It’s not Racist to Deport people who Violate U.S. laws: FreeLight
Based Stick Man: “The Right is done being attacked”: Gavin McInnes

Florida: Catholic diocese reprimands teacher for quoting saint on Islam: Robert Spencer
President Trump Fires Obama’s Anti-Gun Surgeon General: Leslie Eastman
Trump Promotes Black Woman to Surgeon General; Leftists Freak: GayPatriot

How Liberals Are Poisoning The Minds Of Young Americans: John Hawkins
Border Wall Announcement: It Begins: RWN
‘The Ideas Made It, But I Didn’t’: Tim Alberta

Economy

The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era: Ben Sasse
Liberal Professor Teaches That ISIS Is Less Evil Than NRA: RWN
Taxpayer-funded Arab group behind lawsuits to stop terror-haven travel ban: Creeping

Scandal Central

NYT: Comey went public about Emailgate partly because he didn’t trust Loretta Lynch: Hot Air
Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Prohibits US Officials From Criticizing The Deal: RS
DACA: Granting Amnesty to Dreamers Committing Crimes While Abandoning Their Victims: Ronald W. Mortensen

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Why Is MSM Covering Up Trump’s Closure Of Corrupt ENERGY STAR?: Jeff Dunetz
Earth Day horror! Bill Nye upset CNN’s panel included somebody who disagrees with him: Doug Powers
Craziest activist photos from the #marchforscience #sciencemarchdc: Anthony Watts

Media

Little Creep: Kevin D. Williamson
Subtle – President Trump Schedules Rally Same Night as WHCA Dinner…: Treehouse
Video: American Airlines Employee Hits Mother, Challenges Passenger to Fight: AntiMedia

Ted Cruz For Next SCOTUS Vacancy (Guest Post): Daniel John Sobieski
Levin: Unhinged Left is out to DESTROY AG Jeff Sessions AGAIN: Chris Pandolfo
"So Obvious a Child Could See It": Scoop

World

Socialist Death Squads Rule Venezuela: John Hinderaker
Police: Muslim Indiana State University Professor Fabricated Anti-Muslim Attack: WZ
The four likeliest outcomes of today’s French election, and what they mean for the world: Quartz

Muslim police officers praised after they tried to save the lives of Coptic Christians: LifeZette
Mexico: Gulf Cartel Leader Killed In Raging Border Battle: Stratfor
Rachel Dolezal’s trans-racial shtick didn’t play very well in South Africa: Jazz Shaw

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Secret Bloody History of Earth Day!: Sooper
70 million-year-old dinosaur eggs found in China: Breaking911
Drones Used To Study Bats To Learn In-Flight ‘Secrets’: Tyler Lee

Cornucopia

The Last Stand of Cpl. Yale and Lance Cpl. Haerter: BlackFive (2008)
Enough of This Crap, We’re Taking the Country Back: MOTUS
Erin Moran, star of 'Happy Days,' 'Joanie Loves Chachi,' found dead in Indiana: RWN

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QOTD: "During Russia’s hacking campaign against the United States, intelligence agencies could peer, at times, into Russian networks and see what had been taken. Early last year, F.B.I. agents received a batch of hacked documents, and one caught their attention.

The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document…

If Ms. Lynch announced that the case was closed, and Russia leaked the document, Mr. Comey believed it would raise doubts about the independence of the investigation." --The New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

SOCIALIST UTOPIA VENEZUELA: On the Verge of Complete Revolution

By James Holbrooks

Venezuela, a country with only $10 billion left in reserves to run on, is in trouble. The people are starving. The government has gone full-on authoritarian, and now desperate human beings are dying in the streets.

From an Associated Press report on Friday:

“Authorities in Venezuela say 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in the South American nation’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis.”

Continuing, the report further highlighted the gravity of the situation:

The 7 Most Heinous Crimes of the Obama DOJ

Writing at National Review, former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy outlines the machinations of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) against alleged insider trading. Led by the controversial Preet Bharara -- since fired by President Trump -- the office has been pilloried in the media for its tactics.

As McCarthy notes, there is general concern that "improper and abusive behavior by prosecutors has reached 'epidemic proportions'."

However, that's not the worst of it.

McCarthy lists seven high crimes and misdeameanors of the Obama DOJ that are worth remembering.

Larwyn's Linx: The Horrifying Death Throes of Venezuelan Socialism, Captured in 28 Headlines

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The Horrifying Death Throes of Venezuelan Socialism, in 28 Headlines: Dan Mitchell
The Professional Class Strikes Back: Matthew Continetti
Muslim Legislator Votes to Allow Life Insurance Payouts to Beneficiaries of Terrorists: GWP

Justice Department Fires Opening Salvo At Sanctuary Cities: RWN
Mexico To US: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Is A ‘Violation’ Of Rules: Will Racke
Valerie Jarrett's Not Running for Office, She Wants to Train the Next Obama: IJR

Dirty Harry Reid’s Role in Obamagate: George Neumayr
Berkeley Mayor Who Allegedly Told Police To “Stand Down” Is Part Of Antifa : 100%
Super. Chicago approves IDs for illegal immigrants: Jazz Shaw

Oops! State Dept. Mistakenly Sends JW “SECRET” Files Intended for CDC: JW
Did Berkeley police fire stun grenades at Trump supporters, instigate clash?: Victor Skinner
Detroit Doctor and Wife Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation: DOJ

Economy

The Rationing Society: Sultan Knish
Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks: Rod Kackley
Berkeley Once Stood for Free Speech. Now It Rolls Over.: Megan McArdle

Scandal Central

Obama Operatives Direct Town Hall Disruptions Nationwide: Penny Starr
Democrats File Federal Lawsuit to Try to Steal the Georgia Special Election: Erick Erickson
A Case for Congress and the Trump Justice Department, Not the Courts : Andrew C. McCarthy

Climate, Energy & Regulations

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970: Jon Gabriel
Power Outage Cripples San Francisco For Seven Hours: OANN
It’s Earth Day Again, And Scientists Are Marching For Something Or Other: RWN

Media

MSNBC: ‘Unrest in Venezuela Over Trump Donations’: JWF
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Apologists Raise More Questions Than Answers, Analysis Finds: Andrew Stiles
Want to See Where Fox News Is Likely Headed?: Retort

Rush on O’Reilly “His Departure was not Natural: TruthFeed
Revealed! Clinton cartel behind Bill O’Reilly’s firing: Horn
Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump: Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella

World

Reminder: Why All The Jihadi Attacks? Why Now?: Christopher W. Holton
Welcoming the Caliphate to Brazil: GoV
In Venezuela, the 'Mother of all Marches': Alan Taylor

US Ground Troops in Syria Just Took Out a Wanted Terrorist Who Killed Dozens: Tribunist
North Korea warns China of ‘CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES’ if it continues economic sanctions: Express
Guard Our Border: Close Canada's Backdoor Loophole!: Faith Goldy

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Expert Asserts That Tesla’s Electric Semi Will Totally Disrupt the Auto Industry: Futurism
WikiLeaks releases CIA manual on how to turn a Samsung TV into a secret microphone: DailyMail
5G Network Being Pushed on the Public with Zero Concern for Safety: Waking Times

Cornucopia

Harvard researchers uncover second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence, in England: Globe
Berkley Erases the Thin Blue Line–For the Folks: MOTUS
Real Snowflakes: GoComics

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QOTD: "A production society defines achievement in terms of production. A rationing society defines it in terms of control. In a rationing society, it is possible to starve amidst plenty because the rationers would rather see people starve, than lose control over them." --Sultan Knish

Friday, April 21, 2017

EXPOSED: The Left-Wing Media's Plot to Take Down the Trump Administration

By Roger Aronoff

The progressive media, and their left-wing allies, have been on an endless binge of Trump-bashing that began even before Donald Trump took office as president. This Trump derangement syndrome results from the fact that during the campaign, and later when he was elected, Trump took firm hold of the national debate and reshaped it in his image. But progressives have their own dueling national narrative, one which they are trying to reassert through the use of allegations of Russian collusion and through a war on "fake news."

BOMBSHELL: Obama CIA Head John Brennan Conspired With Foreign Spies to Interfere with 2016 Election

By Matthew Vadum

Although Russians may have aspired to influence the November election, the real election meddlers were Democrats in the Obama administration who conspired with foreign intelligence agencies against Donald Trump’s campaign, new media reports suggest.

The key player, we are learning, is the already infamous John O. Brennan but FBI Director James Comey also played a role. From January 2009 to March 2013, Brennan was Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and then Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 until Obama’s last day as president.

George Neumayr explains at the American Spectator how pro-Islam, pro-Communist Brennan appears to have masterminded the operation.

Larwyn's Linx: Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

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Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump: George Neumayr
Bombshell: Comey used Buzzfeed fake dossier to create Trump-Russia collusion case: Duran
Report- Mike Pence Negotiated Amendment To Healthcare Act: WZ

How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded: FoxBiz
20,000-strong MS-13 gang's legacy of murder, drugs and human trafficking: DailyMail
Report: MS-13 terrorizing NY families into taking illegal minors: Chris Pandolfo

Democrats, Don’t You Ever Change: Kurt Schlichter
Crowd at DNC ‘Unity Tour’ Boos Tom Perez… Again: NTK
Trump to Announce ‘Tremendous Things’ for Veterans Health Care: Fred Lucas

Pence Shows Up At Mosque And Speaks His Mind: Sierra Marlee
NJ Supreme Court Justice Doesn’t Want Immigration Law Enforced: RWN
‘DREAMER’ Repeatedly Molested 7-Year-Old Girl In North Carolina: IACR

Economy

The Problem No One in DC Wants to Talk About: Jon Gabriel
Texas vs. California Update for April 20, 2017: BattleSwarm
U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin Says Will Unveil Tax Reform Plan ‘Very Soon’: OAN

Scandal Central

FBI Used Bogus Trump Dossier To Get FISA Judge To Allow Spying On Team Trump: Jeff Dunetz
Antifa Terrorist Who Beat and Bloodied Trump Supporter With Bike Lock Identified as Professor: GWP
Landmark Legal seeks surveillance answers from FISA: Chris Pandolfo

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Taliban Decry Environmental Impact of U.S. MOAB Explosion: Bridget Johnson
Pruitt: EPA no longer about killing off coal: John Siciliano

Media

Who’s Scarier, Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump?: John Hinderaker
O'Reilly not the left's real target: Rick Moran
MSNBC Firmly Condemns Trump for Referring to Paris Attack as Terrorism: Curtis Houck

"Security" is the New "Shut Up" (Again): Mark Steyn
NBC Fake Refugee FAIL: Faith Goldy
Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?: Jack Goldsmith

World

First Transgender President: Trump Becomes Hillary: Fred
How North Korea gets its money: Georeen Tanner
GM Ceases Operation in Venezuela as Plant is Expropriated: Fox Business

PARIS: Islamic State claims responsibility after gunman kills police officer, wounds three others: BNI
Islamist Attacks on Holidays: Noah Beck
In Bid to Keep Citizens Safe, Germany Bans… Cayla the Talking Doll: Tammy Bruce

Euroland on Verge of Disintegration?: F. William Engdahl
Britain wants its guns back: Commentator
Maduro Arms Supporters, Having Confiscated Guns From Everyone Else: Dave Blount

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Kekulé Problem: Where did language come from?: Cormac McCarthy
School-issued devices allow the Feds to spy on everything students have ever done: MassPrivateI
The Most Controversial DNA Test You’ve Never Heard Of: Josie Wales

Cornucopia

Anarchists: We gotta get better organized!: Sondrakistan
Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t: LI
Photos From An Awesome Evening At The White House: Sarah Palin

Image: Deadly Paris shooting could influence voters on eve of key French election
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QOTD: "Early on after the Times article I recognized that O’Reilly likely would not survive. The allegations were too serious, and the pressure tactics on advertisers were designed to work in just such a situation.

The use of organized attacks on advertisers will continue, and will be used against conservative personalities who are not accused of anything near what O’Reilly was accused of. There’s blood in the water now." --William A. Jacobson

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FAILED OBAMA LACKEY: It’s Quite Troubling President Trump Hasn’t Embraced "Smart Power"

By William Teach

Apparently, leading from behind is passe’:

The risks of the Trump administration hollowing out American leadership

On the surface, much of President Trump’s foreign policy seems to be reverting to the mainstream upon first contact with reality. Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons produced a quick military response, applauded across partisan lines in Washington. Relations with Russia have settled to predictably adversarial depths. The administration is full of appropriately reassuring words about NATO, and the one-China policy was safely back in place for the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Senior national security appointments have been mostly traditionalist, with radical voices in retreat. In a Washington always impatient for sweeping judgments as a new administration wraps up its first 100 days, it is tempting to conclude that convention is ascendant.

Beneath the surface, however, lurk more troubling trend lines. Through policy incoherence and not-so-benign neglect, the Trump team risks hollowing out the ideas, initiative and institutions on which U.S. leadership and international order rest.

BOOM: Landmark Legal Files Brief With FISA Court Supporting a Full Investigation into Trump Surveillance

Thanks to Mark for shooting this over the transom:

UNITED STATES FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT

IN RE UNKNOWN FOREIGN
INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE
COURT ORDERS

AMICUS CURIAE LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION FOR EN BANC ORDER DIRECTING INVESTIGATION

Larwyn's Linx: What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves?

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What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves?: Andrew P. Napolitano
The Anti-Free Speech Movement: Frontpage
Anti-fascists can't even oppose fascists properly: Sterling Beard

Dems wonder: When does the winning begin?: Ed Morrissey
Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult: Michelle Malkin
Democratic Senator Attacks Free College Tuition: Michael Sainato

Star Parker Went to Berkeley – What Happened Might Surprise You: BCN
Aspiring Pol Praises Communist Dictatorships for Getting a Handle on Obesity: RWN
After Her 2008 Primary Loss to Obama, Hillary Clinton Spied On Her Own Staff: Ace

Kelly says terror threat from southern border keeps him 'awake at night': Fox
Student Activists Denounce the Notion of Truth as Racist: RWN
Operation Gotham Shield 2017 HERP Drill: ERHC

Lexington and Concord: The Flame Remains Unlit: Bill Buppert
Who Will Make The Call?: Christian Mercenary
Florida Keys: Muslim who plotted to bomb beach-goers gets life in prison: Creeping

Economy

Ivy League Universities Received $42 Billion from Taxpayers Over Last 6 Years: HeatSt
Tougher H-1B visa rules could benefit Seattle-area tech companies: Rachel Lerman
The $80,000 entry-level tech job American students are mostly ignoring: Bryan Clark

Scandal Central

Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns…”: Mac Slavo
MSNBC “counterterror expert” calls for Islamic State jihad bombing of Trump property: JihadWatch
Report: U.S. Border Officials Suspected of Working with Drug Smugglers: Breitbart

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Your Choice: A Green America, or a Brown One: Coulter

Media

Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News: Eddie Scarry
O'Reilly Hit With Sex Harass Suit: TSG
UC Berkeley Bans Ann Coulter – But She Plans to Speak Anyway!: Breitbart

Target boycott reaches another milestone: Chris Woodward
U Alaska art exhibition displays Trump’s severed head: CampusReform
The media’s ‘stealth’ Chelsea Clinton PR campaign really does seem weird: Twitchy

Inside Every Utopia Is a Dystopia: John Crowley
Authors of Clinton’s Campaign Tell-All “Hillary Never Saw Trump Win Coming.”: Wow!
White House Press Conference Interrupted: RWN

World

Trump May Re-Impose All Sanctions on Iran, Dismantle Nuke Deal as Iran Terror Network Grows: Adam Kredo
Strangers on a Train, Italian Style: GoV
French police find bombs, make arrests over 'planned presidential election attack': France24

Socialist Venezuelan Leader Arming Supporters After Outlawing, Confiscating Civilian Guns: WFB
U.S. Missile Defense System May Not Work, Say Experts: Ken Dilanian
Muslim receiving cancer treatment in Israel arrested smuggling explosives from Gaza: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook goes virtual: Firm unveils VR and AR software: DailyMail
Engineering the Perfect Astronaut: TechReview
New Report: The Future Of The Internet Of Things and Your Privacy: Austin Fracchia

Cornucopia

Groundbreaking Hunt for Jesus' Descendants Announced: Stoyan Zaimov
Wounded veteran carries woman across finish line at Boston Marathon: ABC-7
Bill O’Reilly: This Is Your Life. Don’t Be a Pinhead.: MOTUS

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QOTD: