Sunday, August 31, 2014

YOUR UNITED NATIONS IN ACTION: Photo of ISIS Driving UN Vehicle (Paid For With Your Tax Dollars)

How many countries in the world respect the rights of the individual, reject authoritarianism, and enjoy a civil society?

To be fair, that's a trick question. No country does, though a few come close. Perhaps Canada, Israel, and the U.S. for starters (though in the latter case, said attributes appear to be eroding on a daily basis).

So why would any rational American support an elite group of 100+ barbaric, tyrannical regimes? That's a rhetorical question, because we already do -- not by the consent of the governed, mind you -- and it's called "The United Nations" (or "U.N."). And the UN, by dint of numbers, supports Islamists, terrorists and other anti-civilization throwbacks.

Did you know the United Nations runs a car rental office just for bloodthirsty terrorist pig-dogs?

If you're a little bit late to the party, it's true: the United Nations actively supports terrorism.

One day, I pray, we elect a Constitutional conservative president. And one of their first acts is to completely defund the UN, boot it out of New York City, and name John Bolton the Secretary of State. For spite.

Yeah. I went there.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop and BadBlue News.

The Medieval World of Terror Theater

By Robert D. Kaplan

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley was dressed in an orange jumpsuit reminiscent of the Muslim prisoners held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay. He made his confession forcefully, as if well rehearsed. His executioner, masked and clad in black, made an equally long statement in a calm, British accent, again, as if rehearsed. It was as if the killing was secondary to the message being sent.

The killing, in other words, became merely the requirement to send the message. As experts have told me, there are more painful ways to dispatch someone if you really hate the victim and want him to suffer. You can burn him alive. You can torture him. But beheading, on the other hand, causes the victim to lose consciousness within seconds once a major artery is cut in the neck, experts say. Beheading, though, is the best method for the sake of a visually dramatic video, because you can show the severed head atop the chest at the conclusion. Using a short knife, as in this case, rather than a sword, also makes the event both more chilling and intimate. Truly, I do not mean to be cruel, indifferent, or vulgar. I am only saying that without the possibility of videotaping the event, there would be no motive in the first place to execute someone in such a manner.

In producing a docu-drama in its own twisted way, the Islamic State was sending the following messages:

ACORN: Eric Holder's $17 Billion Settlement With Bank of America Funds Leftist Bank Shakedown Artists

By Investor's Business Daily

Extortion: Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder's record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America.

Buried in the fine print of the deal, which includes $7 billion in soft-dollar consumer relief, are a raft of political payoffs to Obama constituency groups. In effect, the government has ordered the nation's largest bank to create a massive slush fund for Democrat special interests.

Besides requiring billions in debt forgiveness payments to delinquent borrowers in Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago and other Democrat strongholds — and up to $500 million to cover personal taxes owed on those checks — the deal requires BofA to make billions in new loans, while also building affordable low-income rental housing in those areas.

If there are leftover funds in four years, the settlement stipulates the money will go to Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA), which provides legal aid for the poor and supports left-wing causes, and NeighborWorks of America, which provides affordable housing and funds a national network of left-wing community organizers operating in the mold of Acorn.

In fact, in 2008 and 2009, NeighborWorks awarded a whopping $25 million to Acorn Housing.

In 2011 alone, NeighborWorks shelled out $35 million in "affordable housing grants" to 115 such groups, according to its website. Recipients included the radical Affordable Housing Alliance, which pressures banks to make high-risk loans in low-income neighborhoods and which happens to be the former employer of HUD's chief "fair housing" enforcer.

BofA gets extra credit if it makes at least $100 million in direct donations to IOLTA and housing activist groups approved by HUD.

Larwyn's Linx: ISIS Barbarians At Our Gates

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ISIS Barbarians At Our Gates: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Obama Fails History 101: Victor Davis Hanson
President George W. Obama Lashes Out at Media: Ed Driscoll

Do You Want to Know Why There’s No ISIS Strategy?: Keith Koffler
Watch Ted Cruz’s FANTASTIC speech at Defending the Dream 2014: Scoop
Obama’s 5 Worst Foreign Policy Decisions: John Hawkins

Decline and Fall of Obama's America: Ben Stein
The Incompetence of Leftist Ideology: Kevin Wade, Fay Voshell
Andrew C. McCarthy: In Search of a Strategy

The Streets of San Francisco: Daniel J. Flynn
Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where illegal immigrant "kids" have gone: Hot Air
Nancy Pelosi’s Grip on History is a Little Hazy Too: Elephant


The Left’s Attempt to Institutionalize the Rewriting of US History: Ron Radosh
If consumers are so f***ing confident, why aren't they spending?: Jim Quinn
QuickTrip Mart Will Not Re-Built in Ferguson: RWN

Scandal Central

Criminalizing Conservatism: AmSpec
'Fake' IRS scandal spawns real coverup: Column: James S. Robbins
Does ISIS Have Black-op Backers?: James Lewis

Climate & Energy

Michael Mann’s special purpose Hockey Stick filter has been exposed: WUWT
EPA staff backs new ozone restrictions: Timothy Cama, The Hill
Business, industry leaders worry EPA ozone emission changes will cost state billions: NOLA


Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President: WorldTrib
Fox News Hits Ratings Highs, MSNBC Sputters in Busy Week: Rick Kissell, Variety
Notorious Anti-Semitic British MP Attacked on London Street: Tatler

ESPN Poised to Implode: First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam CUT by Homophobic Rams!!: Sooper
NY Times: Benghazi Special Committee A GOP Plot To Damage Hillary's 2016 Prospects: Lid
‘That’s it, folks. Internet’s closed': #ExJoning soars to new heights [photo]: Twitchy


Russia to Bulgaria: Quit Mocking Soviet Monuments!: Cube
John Kerry's Demand for 'Global Coalition' Signals Cowardice, Weakness, and Appeasement: AmPower
Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict: LI

Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2014: Gatestone
Why Israel Defeated—But Didn’t Crush—Hamas: P. David Hornik
US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siege: Fox

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

What is the Shape of the Universe?:
75% Of Ikea’s Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery: FastCoDesign
Electric Earth: Stunning Images of Lightning: LiveScience


If wishes were horses our cart would have a driver: MOTUS
The Need for an Uzi for Self-Defense: GotNews
George R.R. Martin’s big Twitter reveal: HolyKaw

Image: If wishes were horses our cart would have a driver
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QOTD: "Here’s what the laptop of doom suggests: “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or entertainment centers. Best to do it next to the air-conditioning. It also can be used during suicide operations.”

The longer ISIS is allowed to exist — and 110 pinprick airstrikes is not degrading their capability — the more time they will have to develop their schemes and plans. Time is not on our side, but it seems that Obama believes he can just dither all the day long. Or perhaps, Obama doesn’t really want to deter ISIS — and certainly not attack them. You have to ask, if Obama has been receiving his daily national security briefs, why would he allow this threat to develop and metastasize into what it is today? Or maybe he does not take any security briefs at all? How could any American president allow such a direct threat to exist and publicly admit he has no plan?

Well, Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama, ISIS has a plan and their plan is not based upon what they will not do, or aren’t willing to do. Obama is conveying the message that he wants to avoid engaging and fighting ISIS. ISIS is conveying the message that they will kill anything and anyone who stands in their way — the way of restoring Islamic dominance.

So, whose side is Obama on?" --Allen West

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Marcus Tulius Cicero Offers an Observation on the Obama Democrats

Relayed by the relentlessly excellent Allen West:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear.

A Purdue University website reflects on some of the key reasons for the fall of the Roman Republic. Several might ring a bell:

• Roman Senators became oligarchs; their conspicuous consumption became visible signs of corruption.

• Emergence of Rome as an all-powerful, centralized and authoritarian government.

• An ever-increasing tax burden and massive government expenditures.

Well, thank goodness we have a Constitution which all of our politicians take an oath to uphold, which prevents any of this from happening in America.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

LEAST-STOLEN AUTO IN U.S.: The Tesla Electric Scam-mobile

Slate Magazine calls taxpayer subsidies of Elon Musk's Tesla swindle "worse than Solyndra".

Without massive redistribution and subsidies, the Tesla Sedan would probably sticker for $400,000. And it would still be worth about $18,000.

Car thieves have confirmed its value, it would appear.

Good news for those of you who own a Tesla Model S—it's a car that's sharing top honors on the current list of "least stolen" vehicles within the United States...

...Tesla's Model S currently enjoys an extraordinarily low vehicles-made-to-vehicles-stolen-ratio. For every 1,000 vehicles shipped out of the Tesla factories, an average of 0.15 are stolen. Or, to flip the equation around a bit, one out of every 6,666 Tesla Model S cars are swiped...

...And as for why nobody appears to be running away with Model S in mass quantities, there are a few possible explanations. First off, there simply aren't that many Model S vehicles on the roads compared to the mass-produced, gas-guzzling cars of the company's competitors—more cars, more potential for theft.

There's also the fact that thieves aren't likely to get much resale value when they run away with a Model S car.

That and the fact that the Tesla has been known to occasionally turn into a fireball when it encounters road debris, perhaps.

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.

Misunderstanderers of Islam Threaten to Machine-Gun Ohio School and Bomb Chicago Police

I blame Bush.

An Ohio school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a man with a “heavy accent” phoned the school and threatened to murder children with an AK-47 due to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to local police.

All schools in Pickerington, Ohio, were placed on lockdown after an unknown man made a threatening call to the Pickerington North High School, Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen confirmed ... The man, who claimed to have an AK-47, said he planned to launch an attack on the school and kill students over his apparent anger at the Middle East conflict, Phalen said.

“The school received a call [at around 11:15 a.m.] from a male with a heavy accent and he indicated that he was going to attack Pickerington North due to attacks on Israel and was going to kill the kids and that he had an AK-47 gun,” Phalen recounted... “He identified himself as ‘Mohammed Shehad,’” or something similar to that, and claimed to live in the area, Phalen said, explaining that those who fielded the call were unsure precisely what last name the man provided.

On second thought, I blame Grover Cleveland.

A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side... Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago Police. He was also issued three traffic citations.

Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report.

Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off, according to the report. The officers called for assistance, and another officer pulled the vehicle over after it went through several red lights.

The man told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the vehicle, according to the report... A bomb squad, the FBI and Homeland Security responded to the scene and searched the vehicle, but no bomb was found, authorities said.

On third thought, I blame the Crusades.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

PHILADELPHIA'S "FORFEITURE MACHINE": $64 Million Confiscated From Citizens With No Due Process

By Eric Boehm

In March, Chris Sourovelis’ son was caught selling $40 of heroin to an undercover police officer.

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department responded by raiding the Sourovelis’ north Philadelphia home, with guns drawn — one of them pointed at the head of the family dog — and found small amounts of the drug in the 22-year old’s bedroom. Chris and his wife, Amy, knew nothing of their son’s drug habit and it was the first time he had been busted for possessing narcotics.

A few weeks later, the cops were back to tell the Sourovelis family they had to gather their things and leave the property. The home was being confiscated under civil forfeiture rules, leaving the family homeless and forced to sleep on a neighbor’s couch.

To get their home back, Chris and Amy Sourovelis had to agree that their son would no longer live with them. Even though they agreed, the family could still lose their home permanently as the case winds through the city’s legal system.

Now, the Sourovelis family is one of a group of people bringing a class-action lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department and the city’s District Attorney’s Office, alleging that law enforcement in Philadelphia is routinely and repeatedly violating the due process rights of the city’s citizens.

“I did not do anything wrong, yet Philadelphia is trying to take my house,” said Chris Sourovelis, in a statement released by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian law firm involved in the case. “If this can happen to me and my family, it can happen to anybody.”

And it does, more often than might be expected.

From 2002 through 2012, law enforcement in Philadelphia seized more than 1,000 homes, 3,200 vehicles and $44 million in cash, according to data obtained by the Institute for Justice through an open records request.

Those assets provided more than $64 million in revenue to the Philadelphia DA’s office, because Pennsylvania law allows local law enforcement to keep the proceeds from forfeited property after it is seized and resold.

Property can be seized by police without requiring a conviction — or even a criminal charge, in some cases — and the proceeds have padded the Philadelphia District Attorney’s bottom line by 20 percent during the past decade.

Attorneys working on the lawsuit say the city has set up a “forfeiture machine” to take advantage of the perverse incentives created by the law.

Larwyn's Linx: FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits... Wait For It... Islamist Terrorism

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FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism: Bill Gertz
Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons: Moe Lane
What Leading From Behind Looks Like: Erick Erickson

The 5 most nauseating quotes from Obama’s American Legion speech: Alexa
'No strategy' a gift-wrapped gaffe that could haunt Obama: Exam
UNREAL: White House Says We Are Not At “War With ISIS”: WZ

Mr. President, This One’s On You: Keith Koffler
Four Ways Amnesty Would Harm Americans: RWN
Terrorist Scumbag Nidal Hasan Wants to Become ‘Citizen’ of Islamic State: JWF

Obama’s Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery: RWN
Chicago Shootings Now Up from 2013- Over 40 a Week in 2014: RebelPundit
Disarmed: Texas Governor Rick Perry Loses Right To Carry Firearm: SHTFplan


The Party Of Amnesty Is Not The Working Man’s Friend: George Rasley
7-in-10 Say Economy Has Permanently Changed for the Worse Since '09: AmPower
Cops: Teacher received cocaine delivery at school: EAG

Scandal Central

Almost a Dozen Americans Have Joined ISIS to Fight in Syria and Iraq: Glob
Mary Landrieu Could Easily Qualify To Run For Office In Washington DC: HayRide
Obamacare backer Mary Landrieu embroiled in major residency scandal: WJ


Ed Henry goes there: Why is Obama fundraising after admitting he has no ISIS strategy?: Noah Rothman
Dear PBS, I don’t think there’s a compassionate way to murder infants: Matt Walsh
Website ranking: Joe Huffman

Cowardice, dishonor and ignorance are now labels proudly worn by the Republican Party.: Obiter Dictum
Don’t Dare Call Them Socialists: RWN
Scott Walker Hammers Media for Targeting GOP Governors: Breitbart


Sermon by Syrian Muslim Cleric "ISIS Was Born From Hillary Clinton's Filthy Womb": Lid
Putin Ends the Interregnum: Lilia Shevtsova
Report: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate Pope Francis For “Bearing False Witness” Against Islam: WZ

Obama: The News Makes it Seem Like the World Is Falling Apart, But Actually It's Fine: Ace
Junior Varsity: Cold Fury
‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’: William Kristol

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why CIO Tenures Aren't Longer: CIO
CryptoWall surpasses CryptoLocker in infection rates: SCMag
Twitch's peak viewing numbers rival CNN and MTV's prime-time audience: Engadget


If You’ve Ever Wanted An “Evil Black Rifle,” Now Is The Time To Buy: Bob Owens
A New Game Show: Tweet Like Your Favorite Famous Person: MOTUS
White House Will Do Nothing to Secure Sgt. Tahmooressi’s Release: Sara Noble

Image: Elizabeth Warren Frustrates Anti-Israel Left
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QOTD: "I want the American people to understand something, Sean. The commander in chief, and we only have one, is the president of the United States and his name is Barack Obama. And these cockroaches organized, funded themselves, built a forceful military, started conquering geographic areas all around the world under his nose. He ignored it. He did nothing about it. He didn't talk to the American people about it. As a matter of fact, he downplayed it. This is one of the worst military national security screw ups in modern American history. And he's still screwing up. Has he rallied the American people? Has he spoken to congress? Has he asked for a declaration of war or at least a joint resolution to fund an aggressive offensive attack against these cockroaches? No, he hasn't. We're dealing with a very peculiar, petulant man who operates with a few advisors around him. A man who really needs as much counciling and expertise he can get given his thin resume and experience record." --Mark Levin

Friday, August 29, 2014

REPORT: "Gentle Giant" #MichaelBrown Charged With Murder as a Juvenile cc: @ChuckCJohnson

The tireless @ChuckCJohnson is on the case, doing the job the antique media refuses to do.

PRELUDE TO CATASTROPHE: ISIS Openly Operating in Juarez, Mexico Just Yards Away From El Paso, Texas

Judicial Watch now occupies the role that regular investigative journalists in the mainstream media play when a Republican is President. Today they released another blockbuster report that deals with the repercussions of open borders and political correctness.

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

I don't see a problem.

After all, the White House announced today that we are "not at war with ISIS", the President just admitted he has no strategy for dealing with the bloodthirsty gang of murderous Islamists, and instead of working on such a strategy he's out of the office (...wait for it...) fundraising.

Oh. One more thing. An ISIS laptop was recovered in Syria that reveals the group is in the process of weaponizing Bubonic Plague.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: Will Amnesty Make an Appearance in this Year’s Lame-Duck Session?

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Will Amnesty Make an Appearance in this Year’s Lame-Duck Session?: Madison
Dems Want Chicago To Be “Model City” For Amnestied Illegals: RWN
Obama About to Fire His Smoking Gun Again: David Limbaugh

2,300 Illegal Alien ‘Children’ Sent to Nassau and Suffolk Counties: Sara Noble
Surenos 13 gang member re-enters country after being deported: FAM
In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants: BCF

Obama on ISIS: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet.’: Tatler
'One of the Worst Military, National Screw-Ups in Modern U.S. History': FNI
Hillary is in No Rush: Rich Baehr

Quote of the Day: Shaneen Allen Edition: PagunBlog
Yes, “gun control” supporters want you dead: Walls of the City
Democrat Party Has Roots in Violence, Racism and Bigotry: RtPlanet


Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood’s Violence Profiteers: Michelle Malkin
The Impending Catastrophe: “It’s Not Difficult To See This Coming”: SHTFplan
Teacher threatens to stab, shoot her students on Twitter – and keeps her job!: EAG

Scandal Central

Phony IRS Scandal Not So Phony: AIM
DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement: JW
Legal rationale Obama plans to use so his blanket amnesty will survive court challenges: Scoop

Holder To Give Funds From DOJ’s $16 Billion Settlement With BofA To Radical Leftist Groups: WZ
Secessionist Democrat Luis Gutiérrez: Let’s Pass Amnesty to Fight ISIS or Something: Glob
Four GA men arrested for 'beating to death' former Marine who survived 2 tours of duty in Iraq: Daily Mail


Rachel Maddow, neocon: Moe Lane
VIDEO: Hannity's Epic Battle With UK Imam, Anjem Choudary, Who Defends ISIS: FNI
This Paul Begala flashback tweet and replies will have you in tears … of laughter: Twitchy

See Jon Stewart DESTROY Strawman!: Jon Gabriel
Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings Claims GOP Wants To Take Away Birth Control: MRC
The Most Incredibly Stupid T-Shirt You’ll See About The Ferguson Shooting: Sooper

The Rotherham Scandal Questions the Media will not Ask: DTG
The 15 Most Conservative Senators: NatlJrnl
The 15 Most Liberal Senators: NatlJrnl


Friday Sermon in Spain: "Allah, Destroy the Plundering Jews, Do Not Spare a Single One": MEMRI
ISIS Murders 1,500 POWs in a Brutal Display of Violence (NSFW): Scoop
Islamic jihadists capture 43 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights: JihadWatch

War on Jews: Europe and now America: Rich Baehr
Iran Begins Arming Palestinian Terrorists: WFB
Finland suspects Russian airspace violation: NavyTimes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future: Joab Jackson, CIO
Reported breaches involving zero-day bug at JPMorgan Chase, other banks: Adam Greenberg, SCMag
Stealthy, Razor Thin ATM Insert Skimmers: Brian Krebs


More Social Justice for the Sociopathic “Gentle Giant”?: MB
Blake Hounshell in 2008: Palin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘extremely far-fetched scenario’: Twitchy
Female fighters of the PKK may be the Islamic State's worst nightmare: Stripes

Image: The Most Incredibly Stupid T-Shirt You’ll See About The Ferguson Shooting
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QOTD: "To maintain their personal sense of superiority, progressives [like Jon Stewart] need to sit in the seat of the scoffer. They used to spend their time mocking those who dared question President Obama as self-evident fools and racists.

Now that Obama’s failure is obvious, they’ve had to move on to other targets. Defending his disastrous record would make his fans look like the unsophisticated rubes, and they can’t have that. Instead, they focus on a stumbling Fox News host, an errant red-state legislator, or any citizen whose comments can be edited to inject the left with their daily dose of smug." --Jon Gabriel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE FIVE MOST BEAUTIFUL DEMOCRAT SENATORS: People Magazine Couldn't Be Reached for Comment

To be fair, these exquisite specimens are featured on the National Journal's 15 Most Liberal Senators List. But I, for one, think they're gorgeous.

From left to right:

• Charles "Schmucky" Schumer of New York
• Chris "Smeagel" Murphy of Connecticut
• Barbara "Sweet Cheeks" Mikulski of Maryland
• Sherrod "Pockmarks" Brown of Ohio

What? The hell you say. That was only four?

My bad. Chalk it up to my public education in Chicago.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

A MUST READ: 30 Blocks of Squalor & Cigarette Taxes for the Children

By Jim Quinn

It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free s*** army pick up their “free” backpacks and “free” school supplies they will never use and shuffle off to the decaying prison like schools in the City of Philadelphia to eat “free” breakfasts and “free” lunches, while being taught government sanctioned pablum by overpaid mediocre union teachers.

It’s a repeat of every year for the Phila school district. As the school year approaches they are shocked to report a massive deficit and beg the State of PA for more funding. The $12,000 per child simply isn’t enough, even though Parochial schools provide ten times the education for $9,000 per child. The district has a slight $80 million deficit this year. Last year they had a $100 million deficit and the mayor proposed a soda tax to fill the gap. It was defeated, so they raised property taxes instead. Mayor Nutter’s name is fitting. He is just another in a long line of Democratic mayors who have ruled Philadelphia since the 1950′s and whose policies of welfare handouts for their voting base paid for by taxing the producers, has resulted in a population decline from 2.1 million in 1950 to 1.5 million today. Doug Casey captures the essence of Philly with this definition:

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy): a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

The liberal solution to an ever decreasing tax base and an ever growing level of benefits for the free s*** army and government union drones, is to increase taxes on the few remaining producers. They then flee the city, leaving fewer producers to tax. Rinse and repeat. Your neighborhoods then look like this.

UNREAL: Gov. Jerry Brown Reveals That California Has Just Seceded From the Union and is Now Part of Mexico

No, I'm not joking.

On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California.

According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States."

"You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said.

Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act and giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial aid to illegal immigrants by signing the California DREAM Act. Peña Nieto reportedly "thanked state officials for embracing foreigners, citing measures that extend state benefits to immigrants."

Even during the border crisis, Brown reportedly vowed "to find ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing," saying, "If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man from Mexico to California in 20 minutes."

In 2012, 28% of Californians were born outside the United States, according to The New York Times. Hispanic voters reportedly "made up 19.2% of California voters" in 2010. And according to Pew Research, Latinos make up nearly 40% of the state's population and have made California "only the second state, behind New Mexico, where whites are not the majority and Latinos are the plurality."

Even though the University of California has admitted a record number of Hispanics, the Latino Caucus has vowed to make affirmative action and bilingual education top legislative priorities.

Read the last two paragraphs again. It's true: California has seceded to Mexico. It's as if Matt Bracken's tremendous novel Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista (the second of his awesome Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy) is clairvoyant non-fiction.

Isn't it interesting: the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona couldn't enforce federal immigration law because it claimed that the Executive Branch has so-called "plenary authority".

Yet progressive loons like Jerry Brown can rewrite federal statutes and annex an entire state to a foreign country?

This Democrat Party is completely out of control. It has succeeded in its century-long quest to fundamentally transform destroy our form of government.

Hat tip: Mark Levin.

REVEALED: EPA developed secret map to claim oversight of puddles, ponds, and farm runoff

By Rob Port

BISMARCK, N.D. — A map developed by the EPA and released to a U.S. House committee investigating controversial proposed water regulations should have citizens concerned, says U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer.

A farm group in North Dakota is calling the maps a “gall darn can of worms.”

“It is certainly alarming the EPA would develop these maps in secret and only release them after being confronted by members of Congress,” Cramer, a Republican, said in a news release accompanying his office’s release of the maps. “The EPA has been hiding information which could upset the public and jeopardize its massive power grab of unprecedented authority over private and public water.”

The maps were released by the EPA to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, on which Cramer serves. One map shows perennial bodies of water in blue and intermittent bodies of water in yellow. A second regional map including North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah uses blue to show each state’s “wetlands inventory.”

On that map, nearly the entire state of North Dakota is in blue.

Critics of the proposed rule have suggested the EPA intends to use it to expand regulation far beyond permanent bodies of water to lands that hold water only some of the time.

“It doesn’t take much of a leap to conclude these highly detailed maps developed with taxpayer funds are for the purpose of enforcing this rule,” Cramer said.

Larwyn's Linx: No "executive order" needed: Eric Holder finds wide-open backdoor to amnesty

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No "executive order" needed: Holder finds wide-open backdoor to amnesty: Allen West
The Democrats' Problem: Erick Erickson
Asian-Bashing Dems and Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them: Michelle Malkin

After Grueling Golf Vacation, Obama Finally Getting Back to Fundraising: JWF
The Drums of War Beat For ISIS but is Obama Ready?: Aaron Gardner
Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas: Fox

Dwindling Band of Disciple-Defenders Offer "S*** Happens" Theory of Geopolitics: Ace
Breaking News From 1987: Ed Driscoll
Where Explanation Remains Required: Liberty's Torch

Another Ferguson? Wait, Wrong Race, No Interest: Larry Elder
A Conservative Statement in Arizona: Jon Gabriel
Red-state Dems who will shun Obama: Mark Plotkin


Early-state GOP voters are particularly wary about expanding Medicaid.: Jim Geraghty
Burke Charged Taxpayers for Opulent Flight While Walker Flies Coach: Nathan Schacht
To College or Not to College – the Million Dollar Question: Dave Dunn

Scandal Central

Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC on How to Cover the IRS Scandal: MRC
Obama Is Committing ‘One Of The Greatest Acts Of Despotism In The Modern Presidency’: WJ
Forget ISIS, Obama Has Pentagon Focused On Allowing Transgenders To Serve In Military: WZ

Climate & Energy

Levin nails it: what Obama is really doing with this UN ‘Climate Change Treaty’: Scoop
Obama Bypasses Senate with UN Climate Treaty: 'Taking a page from China’s government’: Climate Depot
Settled Science Catches Up with Steyn: Mark Steyn


Jon Stewart and His Audience Enjoy a Good Laugh Over the Death Of Michael Brown: Glob
Maureen Dowd Hits Obama for “Outsourcing” Race Relations to Sharpton: AIM
White Iraq War vet beaten outside restaurant by blacks because place wasn't "safe for whites": Marathon

Episcopal Chaplain at Yale Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism: AmInt
When You Pistol Whip A Child During A Robbery, You Deserve Every Bit Of What Comes Next: Bob Owens
ABC Heralds $3.43-A-Gallon Gas, Forget Prices Spiked Under Obama: MRC


English Girls Paid the Price for Political Correctness: R.S. McCain
Obama to Sign Onto UN Agenda 21 Treaty Without Congress: Sara Noble
Basting Turkey's New Prime Minister: Daniel Pipes

Ailina Tsarnaev – sister of Boston Bombers arrested for making bomb threats: FAM
Why is the media so biased against Israel? Let us count the ways: David Gerstman
My Knee Deal Is Finally Over, I Hope: Jim Treacher

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

China planes 'violated Taiwanese airspace': BBC
Early Universe Galaxy Core Harbored Millions Of Newborn Stars | Video:
Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business: PC World


159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness: Zen Pencils
Fargo Cop shoots unarmed cow, town braces for bovine riots: Cube
In Which We Wonder About Things: MOTUS

Image: Fargo Cop shoots unarmed cow, town braces for bovine riots
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Defeat the Obamacare Six

QOTD: "No government intrusion in our lives is more direct, personal and threatening than Obamacare’s intrusion in the care of our own health.

But Obamacare will harm us on a broader scale, as the underlying nature of the health law’s provisions, and the tactics used to implement them, affect all areas of public and business policy.

The suppression of liberty in health care choices will take all privacy down with it. Tight government control of electronic medical records–which used to be private–seems a minor contribution to the destruction of the Fourth Amendment compared to the seizure of everyone’s communications with everybody, without individual court orders based on probable cause.

How can we protest loss of privacy in any communications when we must surrender it for our medical records?" --Richard E. Ralston

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TOON O' THE DAY: ISIS Threatens the U.S.

Via the extraordinarily talented Stilton Jarlsberg:

Oh, and some bonus Stilton: a recipe for awesome Labor Day frozen treats:

WTH? China advances idea of supersonic submarine

Well, this rather far-fetched notion would appear to be a game-changer.

China reportedly wants to enter the world of supersonic transport – under the water.

Rather than working up its own successor-to-Concorde project, the South China Morning Post says scientists at Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab are working on developing a technique called supercavitation, first pursued by the Soviet military during the Cold War.

...Supercavitation refers to giving the vessel a bubble to travel in, reducing the drag of water. In the SCMP diagram, the vessel is shown ejecting gas at its nose to maintain the bubble. This demands a high-speed launch to generate the air bubble in the first place, unless there's some way to let a vessel start slow but accelerate to supercavitating speeds.

That's the bit the Chinese boffins reckon they've dealt with: their vessel covers itself with a liquid membrane at launch to deal with water drag at low speed. The membrane will wear away, but that doesn't matter so long as the sub can get to a high enough speed to generate its own air bubble.

The group also says its approach provides a way to steer the vessel: the liquid membrane can manage drag on one side or the other to change directions. “By combining liquid-membrane technology with supercavitation, we can significantly reduce the launch challenges and make cruising control easier,” says Harbin professor Li Fengchen in the story.

If a vessel could exceed the speed of sound underwater – around 5,800 km/h, which is no mean feat to start with – it would travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in around 100 minutes.

I'm no physicist, but displacing that amount of water for that length of time would seem to be a tad beyond man's reach at the moment.

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech.

COEXIST: Multiculturalism and political correctness behind sexual abuse of 1,400 girls

Donald Douglas relays the horrifying story from England and Robert Spencer adds the executive summary: all cultures aren't equal.

You can write that as the epitaph of Great Britain. The British government kowtowed to Islamic supremacists “for fear of being thought as racist.” The British government hounded counter-jihadists domestically and banned ones from the U.S. from entering the country “for fear of being thought as racist.” The British government worked with Islamic supremacists it mistook for “moderates” “for fear of being thought as racist.” The British government funded liars who exaggerated claims of Muslim victimhood “for fear of being thought as racist.” The British government for years ignored an Islamic supremacist takeover of public schools “for fear of being thought as racist.”

As Britain collapses into inevitable chaos, civil war, and jihad in the streets, Blair, Cameron, May and the rest, and all the dreary Sarah Browns (one of the proprietors of the Leftist dhimmi hate site Harry’s Place) among their dreary, dreary supporters, can congratulate themselves that as they bring down a once-great civilization upon their own heads, at least no one will think that they were “racist.”

America appears headed down the same dismal road. In the aftermath of the Fort Hood mass murders in 2009, with 14 dead (including an unborn child) and many more wounded, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey reminded us that, "What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but it would be an even greater tragedy, if our diversity becomes a casualty here."

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


By James Simpson

The Conservative Treehouse has done yeoman's work exposing the Obama administration's many machinations over the manufactured border crisis. In a report published at Accuracy in Media earlier this month, I described how the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program of the Department of Health and Human Services has exploded, spending almost $700 million so far this year, more than double that of 2013. Much of the information described in that report was initially dug up by the Treehouse.

As we described in the report, many of these "children" were not in fact children, but young men and women, many of whom were gang members or being actively recruited by gangs. Largely unreported were the 200,000 plus illegal alien families accompanying these youths. The Treehouse has now uncovered evidence of deliberate manipulation of the UAC numbers conducted by the Obama administration.

The U.S. Border Patrol has reported apprehension of 57,525 UACs in 2014, almost double the 2013 number. However another agency, the Executive Office for Immigration Review is tasked with actually confirming these numbers. It counts a total of 20,814, only slightly more than 2013, (20,778), and once again, most of these are not the young children the media has been showing heart-rending photos of. The fact is that there is no crisis of young, unaccompanied children flooding the border. There are entire families flooding the border.

Larwyn's Linx: Will IRS’s Strategy of Destroying Evidence Pay Off?

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Will IRS’s Strategy of Destroying Evidence Pay Off?: Seth Mandel
Obamacare Ruins More Than Health Care: Richard E. Ralston
Congress’ Duty To Lead: Betsy McCaughey

Obama's Rousing Speech Brought Military Vets To Their Feet: Nice Deb
How Many Will Die?: Erick Erickson
‘Missile defense will never work,’ the Democrats cried: Moe Lane

If ‘evil’ doesn’t apply to Islamic State, what does?: Jonah Goldberg
Hidden Video: Mike Brown Accomplice Dorian Johnson: Treehouse
Protesters, lawmakers criticize Mexico's handling of Marine case: LAT

When Your Base Becomes Your Enemy: Erick Erickson
So. It is time for the gutter war in Florida-GOV.: Moe Lane
‘Shark-eyed sociopath’ Charlie Crist cruises to Dem nomination: Twitchy


Burger King Shrugged: Jon Gabriel
You Won’t Learn This with Common Core Curriculum: Dewey
ND Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student: EAG

Scandal Central

The IRS Scandal Has Arrived: Walter Russell Mead
Issa to Depose IRS Commissioner Over Uncovered Missing Lerner Emails: Breitbart
Allegations of Corruption by a S.C. Sheriff in Overriding ICE Detainers: CIS

Elijah Cummings’ Plan for a Police State Run by a Federal Czar: Sara Noble
Government to Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas on Twitter: Jon Gabriel
IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry After It Knew Her Hard Drive “Crashed”: WZ

Climate & Energy

Climate Change to the Rescue?: Roger L. Simon
Obama going around Congress AGAIN in a push for new UN Climate Change rules: Scoop
Green Monster: John Stossel


The Only JayVee Player on the Court: Mark Steyn
Finally a Lib ‘Journalist’ With Guts to Say He Wants Conservatives Banned from TV: Publius
Report: Patrick Fitzgerald warned Blagojevich about wiretap: IP2P

Leftist nuts starting to wonder: Why hasn’t Hillary said anything about Ferguson?: Hillary
Watch Rahm Emanuel Run from Paul McKinley’s Boo Committee: RebelPundit
Chuck Todd: Those Who Don’t Pay Income Tax Pay More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots: DSM


ISIS May Have MANPADS Now: This Ain't Hell
Guess How Many Young Brits A Week Become ISIS Terrorists: Clash
Decimated Hamas Accepts Ceasefire, Claims Victory: IPT

Anti-Semite Jimmy Carter Will Be Keynote at Muslim Convention: Sara Noble
BOOM! 15 Qassam rockets intercepted by Iron Dome at the same time: Scoop
Rotherham: Fear of all the wrong things failed 1,400 children: Isabel Hardman

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft: TheVerge
If you ran a Bitcoin related service before the thing hit $100, watch out...: BingoBlog
China researches supersonic submarine: Register


Those Who Go Unsung: Ben Shapiro
Pimp We Much: MOTUS
Al Sharpton's Secret Work As FBI Informant: TSG

Image: Hezbollah Has Seized and Murdered Hostages, But Condemns Foley Killing
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Defeat the Obamacare Six

QOTD: "Imagine that President Obama, immediately after his re-election, assembled a sort of reverse bucket list--an enumeration of the things he least wanted to do in his second term. What's on the list? By our reckoning the top two entries are obvious: 1. Sign legislation repealing ObamaCare. 2. Go to war in Iraq.

Now imagine that Lois Lerner had never been born and Obama narrowly lost in 2012. Fast-forward to the summer of 2014, and President Romney is facing the ISIS crisis. Romney announces U.S. air strikes in Iraq and demands that other countries cooperate: "From governments and peoples across the Middle East there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread."

Is there any doubt this would be contentious as hell? Democrats would denounce Romney as a war monger and accuse him of squandering one of Obama's "great achievements," the successful withdrawal from Iraq, by allowing the situation there to deteriorate so as to provide a pretext for military intervention. War protesters would fill the streets of American and foreign cities. Prominent leftists would denounce Romney--who avoided the Vietnam-era draft thanks to student and ministerial deferments--as a "chicken hawk." Opposition to the new Iraq war would mobilize the left, creating the prospect of a Democratic wave in November." --James Taranto

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CRACKPOT "JOURNALIST" ED KILGORE SHOWS SOME ANKLE: Cheerleads the modern equivalent of fascist book burnings

Ed Kilgore -- if that is his real name -- is allegedly a journalist working at the execrable Washington Monthly. His claim to fame is a startling resemblance to Gollum, though without that creature's smooth complexion and strong chin.

Genuine reporter Warner Todd Huston relays news that Kilgore has a solution to the ongoing ratings disaster at NBC's Meet the Hindenburg Press. Kilgore's brainstorm involves -- wait for it -- fewer Republican voices and even more radical Lefists. Genius!

We already know that the fascist, authoritarian left wants to ban anyone and anything they don’t agree with. But usually they have the good sense not to say so out loud for fear that people will realize they are fascist authoritarians. But one “journalist” finally admitted the truth.

Left-winger Ed Kilgore, who blogs for Washington Monthly magazine, made to comment on the new ideas that NBC has for revamping Meet The Press when Chuck Todd takes over the venerable Sunday political show (Todd himself is an old Democrat operative, by the way).

In his August 25 post entitled, “Who Should Be Banned as Panelists For the New ‘Meet?’,” Kilgore notes that NBC president Deborah Turness is saying that she wants to have a panel of journalists question each guest as a sort of “coffeehouse conversation.”
Turness imagines that this will bring “more edge” to the long running Sunday political show. Kilgore thinks this is a terrible idea. Why? Because *gasp* that panel might have conservatives on it.

So, Kilgore has a solution for this conservative “problem.” He thinks NBC should ban all conservatives as panelists...

If Turness is serious about this, we need to organize a grassroots campaign to ask that certain journalists be permanently banned from the panel of Meet The Press, or we’ll boycott the damn thing ab initio. I’d start with Peggy Noonan, Bill Kristol, David Gergen, David Brooks and George Will. Even at their best, they’ve all gotten more airtime than their shaky talents merit. But I’m sure you have dozens more who deserve the Meet Ban. Fire away in the comment thread.

Now that is how we know all liberals think. They don’t want the free and open exchange of political ideas that the founders dreamed of when they crafted the Bill Of Rights. No, all liberals are fascists at heart and given the power they would ban all opposing views.

Kilgore's advocacy for virtual book burnings is surprising only because it pulls back the curtain on the totalitarian mindset endemic to the modern Democrat Party.

Kilgore would have been at home in the old Soviet Union organizing pogroms or as a wannabe-Sturmbannführer harrassing Jews and other political undesirables in the street.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.