Friday, January 30, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: White House: Taliban are not terrorists

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Nation

White House: Taliban are not terrorists: RS
Taliban claims responsibility for murder of 3 contractors in Kabul: GWP
Texas Muslim Community Creates Private Court to ‘Dispense Shariah Law’: RWN

White House: Amnesty More Important Than Homeland Security: Neil Munro
Will Republicans Go The Way Of The Whigs?: Ben Shapiro
Communist Party: We Won’t Be Leaving Democrat Party Anytime Soon: TR

Cruz: How About Obama Focus Animosity on Enemies, Not Israel?: Daniel Halper
Levin: Loretta Lynch completely disqualified herself today : Scoop
Hamas-Supporting MB Figures Meet With Congress, State Dept.: IPT

Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite: RS
Think Democrats will retake House in ’16? Fine. Name the seats.: RS
Hillary May Delay Campaign: Mike Allen

Economy

Federal Budget Deceit: Scott Rasmussen
Dangerous Words From Democrats on Jobs: Quentin Kramer
Milwaukee Public Schools Continue to Block Opportunities for Poor Kids: RebelPundit

Scandal Central

GOP Should Not Confirm An Attorney General Worse Than Eric Holder: CHQ
Attkisson Testifies: If You Cross The Obama Administration, You Will Be Attacked and Punished: Katie Pavlich
Cruz: Investigate Taxpayer-Funded State Dept. Group Trying To Oust Netanyahu: WZ

Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war: Times
ACLU: Feds Using Mobile License Plate Readers To Scan Gun Show Vehicles: Treehouse
Senate GOP demands Obama turn over all communications with IRS: Times

Media

What the MSM Is Failing to Tell You: Adam Garfinkle
Fox’s Housley Questions White House Comments That Taliban Isn't Terrorist Group: Tammy Bruce
Apparently poor old black people sit in a room somewhere waiting to vote, while doing nothing else: iOTWreport

Big Bad Bibi: Roger L. Simon
Scott Walker's First Ad: RightPundit
NBC: American Sniper Chris Kyle Was A Racist On ‘Killing Sprees’ In Middle East: Caleb Howe

World

Terrorist released by Obama for Bergdahl has gone BACK to terror: Sooper
Figures: Taliban Slaughter 22 the Same Day Josh Earnest Claims They Aren’t Terrorists: GWP
Code Pink Tries to Arrest 91-Year-Old for ‘War Crimes,’ Get Smacked Down by 94-Year-Old : Tatler

Obama’s hard-nosed negotiating style bears fruit: RS
Saudi Arabia opens window of opportunity for Obama: Jonah Goldberg
UN Security Council Refuses to Condemn Hezbollah: TheTower

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Scientists: The Ebola virus is mutating: The Week
Boxing And Mixed Martial Arts Cause A Similar Loss Of Processing Speed In Fighters' Brains: Susan Scutti
Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees: BGR

Cornucopia

Hippos. In the Soup.: MOTUS
When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun: ACC
Sharpton Group Reports Deficits, Tax Debt Plan: TSG

Image: Afghan in uniform kills 3 at military site
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QOTD: "The job of getting at the truth has never been more difficult. Facets of federal government have isolated themselves from the public they serve. They covet and withhold public information that we as citizens own. They bully and threaten access of journalists who do their jobs, news organizations that publish stories they don't like and whistleblowers who dare to tell the truth.

When I reported on factual contradictions in the Administration's accounts regarding Fast and Furious, pushback included a frenzied campaign with White House officials trying to chill the reporting by calling and emailing my superiors and colleagues, using surrogate bloggers to advance false claims, one White House official got so mad he angrily cussed me out. The Justice Department used its authority with building security to handpick reports allowed to attend a Fast and Furious briefing, refusing to clear me into the public Justice Department building.

Let me emphasize that my reporting was factually indisputable, government officials weren't angry because I was doing my job poorly, they were panicked because I was doing my job well," --Sharyl Attkisson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BEHOLD: The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

By Bill Whittle

Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs.

Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of magical thinking.

Magical thinking is not wishful thinking. “It sure would be cool if there was a Loch Ness Monster!” That’s wishful thinking.

Magical thinking is the belief that belief can make things actually manifest themselves in the real world. Magical thinking not only dulls reason – it kills reason. Magical thinking is actually form of anti-thinking: belief in something not because of evidence, but in spite of evidence.

For example, people who believe in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster will almost universally claim that it is the last of the Plesiosaurs – giant marine dinosaurs that definitely did exist millions of years ago. Like all dinosaurs, Plesiosaurs are air breathers. So in order to believe in the Loch Ness Monster, you have to believe that an air-breathing creature the size of a city bus lives under the surface of Loch Ness.

WHOA: National Right to Work Act Would Terminate Forced Dues Collection by Unions

By Labor Union Report

While this certainly will garner a Presidential veto if passed, it only takes 67 Senate votes to override said presidential veto.

Via the National Right To Work Committee:

Washington, DC (January 29, 2015) –Today, Congressman Steve King (Republican-Iowa) along with 76 cosponsors introduced the National Right to Work Act (H.R. 612) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The one page bill would end Big Labor’s federally-authorized power to force workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee, issued the following statement praising the introduction of the bill:

“We’re extremely pleased that Congressman King has introduced the National Right to Work Act, intensifying a growing debate about labor law and worker freedom in our country. This legislation would enshrine the common-sense principle – already enforced in nearly half of U.S. states – that no worker should be compelled to join or pay dues to a union just to get or keep a job.

“In an age of legislative overreach, this is one of the shortest bills ever introduced. A National Right to Work Act does not add a single word to federal law. It simply removes language in the National Labor Relations Act that gives union officials the power to extract dues from nonunion workers as a condition of employment.

“Voluntary association is a quintessential American ideal and the case for Right to Work has always rested on the principles of employee freedom, but passage of a National Right to Work law will also pay economic dividends. Studies demonstrate that workers in Right to Work states enjoy greater private! sector job growth and higher disposable incomes than their counterparts in states without Right to Work protections.

“The Right to Work principle is also popular with the public. Polls consistently show that 80 percent of Americans and union members support the principle of voluntary unionism.

“A National Right to Work Act enshrines worker freedom while providing significant economic benefits for workers. The National Right to Work Committee is mobilizing its 2.8 million members to call on their Congressperson to support the National Right to Work Act.”

Twenty-four states currently have Right to Work protections for workers.


Read more at Labor Union Report

OBAMA PENTAGON: Say, By the Way, Red China is Rapidly Approaching Military Superiority Over U.S.

By Investor's Business Daily

Arms Buildup: A senior weapons developer tells Congress that Beijing's massive defense buildup, emphasizing precision-guided and other advanced weapons, has placed the U.S. and its shrinking military at serious risk.

'I am very concerned about the increasing risk of loss of U.S. military technological superiority," Frank Kendall, deputy undersecretary for acquisition, said Wednesday. "We're at risk, and the situation is getting worse." He was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing on the subject of defense and technological change.

The Chinese were paying attention to U.S. military dominance in the early 1990s after we won the arms race and the Cold War, he said. And they watched and analyzed our ability to project overwhelming power in Desert Storm after Iraq invaded Kuwait. "No one observed more carefully the dominance we demonstrated in 1991 than the Chinese," Kendall observed.

China quickly went to work on its own power projection capabilities and what is called asymmetrical warfare, the ability to disrupt an enemy's war plans without necessarily matching them tank for tank or ship for ship. Kendall says he became "alarmed as soon as I started seeing technical intelligence reports on China's modernization programs.

"What I'm seeing," he went on, "is foreign modernization, again particularly China's, in a suite of capabilities that are intended, clearly to me at least, to defeat the American way of doing power projection, (the) American way of warfare when we fight in an expeditionary manner far from the United States."

Among China's advanced weapons systems are:

STRIKE A BLOW FOR LIBERTY: Recall Senators McCain and Flake

By Lawrence Sellin

Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are liberals representing a conservative state. By their statements and actions, they have proven that they are no longer worthy to be the U.S. Senators from Arizona.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who once described the mainstream media as his political base, has declared war on conservatives and the people of Arizona; reportedly leading a purge of the state’s GOP apparatus to pave the way for an easier reelection bid should he decide to run again in 2016.

In January 2013, Tea Party members and other conservatives managed to get John McCain censured by the Arizona Republican Party, for what they characterized as a liberal record that has been “disastrous and harmful” to the state and nation. It was not even close; the Republican Party of Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous, passed a resolution to censure the senator on a 1,150-to-351 vote. The state GOP party’s censure didn’t even require a recorded vote, it passed by acclamation, meaning by a voice vote.

Now, according to the left-leaning outlet Politico, McCain is getting his revenge.

In Arizona, Republican precinct committeemen elect local party chairmen, who, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues are highlighted — all matters of central concern for McCain heading into 2016, when the threat of a primary looms.

Prior to Aug. 26, 2014, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents. Now, after an influx of candidates were recruited by the senator’s allies, around 40 percent of those offices — 1,531 to be exact — will be held by people McCain’s team regards as friendly. They will have the power to vote down hostile Republican chairmen in each of their respective localities.

After securing the support of conservative Sarah Palin, running a campaign as a conservative and gaining reelection in 2010, McCain immediately swerved to the left again, denigrating conservatives and Tea Partiers as “hobbits” and “wacko birds” while championing the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty legislation in the Senate.

McCain’s junior colleague, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Gang of Eight, is also a strong supporter of comprehensive amnesty for illegal aliens.

Larwyn's Linx: The Decline and Fall of Obama's America

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Nation

The Decline and Fall of Obama's America: Ben Stein
Just in Case You Didn't Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty: Leon Wolf
Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department: WFB

Scumbag Reid demands amendment votes he blocked for years: Guy Benson
Obama facing Democrat revolt over coddling Iran: RS
CBO: ObamaCare spends $50,000 per person who gets insured: The Week

Our *** President Drops His *** Proposal to Tax Savings of the Middle Class: Ace
Democratic Congressman: Strong GOP Support For Israel Due to Money: BuzzFeed
Pelosi: I hope Romney is the GOP nominee: Mike Lillis

Jindal: ‘That’s Not Immigration…That’s Colonization’: TR
As You Drive, So You Are Watched : NRO
Oops: Vermont senate leader pitches gun control at massive gun rally: Bruce Parker

Economy

The debt and deficit explained so even liberal progressives can understand it: Allen West
Follow the Money: Center for American Progress: Chris Walker
The Wreck Of The Monetary Hesperus: David Stockman

Scandal Central

This Is Not Your Grandma's Humane Society: SDA
WH Refuses to Release Time Records of Key Attorney in IRS Scandal Investigation: JW
AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group: GotNews (2014)

Climate & Energy

MIT Prof Calls Global Warming Alarmists a Cult: CI
Another Snow Job: Cal Thomas
Cubitat: 10-by-10-Foot Home: MB

Media

Multicultural Meltdown: James Jackson
When in Riyadh, Don’t Do as Royals Do: RWN
Everytown’s “Hiding In Plain Sight” Report Falsified Claims, May Spur Lawsuit: Bob Owens

CBS Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America: MRC
Only CBS Notices Obama Abandoning College Savings Tax Amid Bipartisan Opposition: MRC
The message of School Choice Week: ‘Parents know better than bureaucrats’: Twitchy

World

Obama, Netanyahu And Congress: The Real Inside Story Raises Further Questions: Joshua
Iranian Military Repeatedly Threatens to Attack Israel: The Tower
General Keene: Al Qaeda In Iraq Intercept in 2008 Said, “This War Is Over – We Have Lost”: Nice Deb

Can Israel survive?: Victor Davis Hanson
Why Congress Won't Be to Blame If Nuclear Talks with Iran Fail: National Interest
Why Putin Will Lose: 20 Committee

Pentagon: 'Eventually There's Going to Have to Be a Fight for Mosul': CNS
ISIS has inadvertently sent Japan a blunt message: Militarize: The Week
Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba: Guardian

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Complies with Turkish Orders to Block Pages Insulting Islam: Andrew Johnson
Mozilla Deploying High-capacity Tor Middle Relays: Hacker News
This Flexible Skin Patch Could Use Friction to Power Your Wearables: Gizmodo

Cornucopia

D.C. Whispers: Bill Clinton Literally Hangs Up On Obama W.H.: Ulsterman
Historic Snow Jobs: MOTUS
Caption This! Why So Sad Jen?: Tammy Bruce

Image: Obama's Partner in Peace Iran Repeatedly Threatens to Attack Israel
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QOTD: "The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business. You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hillary Clinton think tank’ today,” but you were.

These companies are just two of many that you’ll likely recognize which were listed last week in the [radical, anit-American leftist group called] Center for American Progress’s (CAP) release of their 2014 corporate donors...

...The corporate money that funds CAP directly supports an overtly liberal agenda. Conservatives should take notices and contact companies like Apple, CitiGroup, Google, Mars, Microsoft, Walmart, Bank of America, Daimler, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, Time Warner, Visa, American Express, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coca-Cola, CVS, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Pearson, PG&E, Samsung, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo and ask some simple questions:

• Why did your company give to the Center for American Progress?
• What issues or values does the Center for American Progress share with your company?
• Will your company continue donating to this partisan/liberal group in 2015?" --Chris Walker

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Candy Crowley on the Koch Brothers!!1!!11!!

Courtesy of our summer intern, @BiffSpackle:


Backstory here.

DEE-LIGHTFUL: Iran and Hezbollah Grabbing M-1 Tanks Abandoned in Iraq by Obama

The question isn't: what could possibly go wrong electing a Marxist community organizer with no experience in the real world to the most powerful office in the world?

No. The question is: what could possibly go right?

A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State.

Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy.

The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq.

At one point in the video, a transport truck is shown carrying an M1 Abrams tank. The Hezbollah Brigades' flag is flying over the tank and other US-made vehicles. The M1, which is the main battle tank of the US Army, has been sold to and utilized by the Iraqi Army.

The screen shot above marks the first evidence of Iranian-backed militias having M1 tanks at their disposal. It is unclear if the Hezbollah Brigades seized the M1 from an Iraqi Army unit that dissolved in the face of the Islamic State's onslaught, or if the Iraqi military gave the militia the tank. Several Iraqi M1s have been photographed after being destroyed by the Islamic State.

The Hezbollah Brigades, or Kata'ib Hezbollah, receives funding, training, logistics, guidance, and material support from the Qods Force, the external operations wing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The radical militia has joined the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq. In addition, other Iranian-supported Shia militias, such as Asaib al Haq, Badr Organization, and Muqtada al Sadr's Promised Day Brigades have played a prominent role on the battlefield. these militias have played key rolls in securing Amerli, Baiji, and Jurf al Sakhar, and are on the forefront of the fighting in Diyala province.


Bill Roggio has the complete story.

It can be perfectly summarized by this administration's choice of slogans for its foreign policy initiatives. You know, Leading From Behind. Smart Power. And, lest we forget, Reset!.

These leftist dolts are going to get one hell of a lot of people killed when it's all said and done.


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Larwyn's Linx: A Completely Different Sense of the GOP’s ‘First Tier’

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Nation

A Completely Different Sense of the GOP’s ‘First Tier’: Jim Geraghty
State Department-Funded Group Bankrolling Anti-Bibi Campaign: WFB
Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan: Kimberly Dozier

Obamacare Vs. Cancer Cures: Betsy McCaughey
Gotham in the Russian-American SpyWar: 20 Committee
Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in 33 Minutes: Paula Bolyard

Levin: Maybe Jeb Realizes Immigration Position 'Just Not Flying': Breitbart
Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody : Charles C. W. Cooke
Wyoming legislators debate joining balanced budget compact: Trib

The Other Route to Control Guns: Sara Noble
New FBI Data Confirms 2014 Violent Crimes Down as Gun Sales Soar: BuzzPo
Choose To Refuse: Say “No” to PARCC/SBAC Testing: Michelle Malkin

Economy

America’s Middle Class Thrived After WWII and Died Under Obama: Mac Slavo
Illinois governor proposes right-to-work zones in state: Marathon
Numbers on Greece: Market Ticker

Expiration of Unemployment Benefits Drives Down Unemployment: MB
CBO Still Refuses to Score Obamacare, Ignores 15 Tax Hikes in Law: ATR
Who's running the Illinois Lottery? No one seems to know : Greg Hinz

Scandal Central

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program: CBS Denver
Report: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Panel: Breitbart
Quotes from House Benghazi Select Committee Hearing on Evidence Production: Sharyl Attkisson

Climate & Energy

EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming: Hot Air
Crazy Warmists Continue To Blame Blizzard On “Climate Change”: Cove
Coffee pods: The new eco-villain: Rosemary Counter

Media

Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias: Moe Lane
Liberal Jonathan Chait Pens Microgressive Triggering Attack on "Political Correctness": Ace
Transsexual Weirdo Rachel Levine Nominated to Be Pennsylvania Physician General: MB

The Leftist Way Of Thinking – Part 666: Camp o' the Saints
Flashback: The Story Of The Bergdahl Desertion And The Men Who Died Because Of It: WZ
Saudi Arabia’s State-Run TV Blurs Out Michelle Obama’s Face For Not Wearing Islamic Headscarf: WZ

World

On the Run: General Testifies that Al Qaeda Has Grown "Fourfold" In Last Five Years: Ace
How Iran Is Encircling the Gulf and Israel: Khaled Abu Toameh
A Dying Light: Blue Force Tracker

Adolf Eichmann hoped his ‘Arab friends’ would continue his battle against the Jews: Douglas Murray
Obama Sends Campaign Team to Israel to Defeat Netanyahu: TR
After the party, now the hangover: Greece faces run on its banks: Daily Mail

Photos Show China Military Buildup on Island Near Senkakus: Bill Gertz
Israel threatens Assad after Golan Heights rocket fire: Times of Israel
Pentagon Creates Essay Contest To Honor Saudi King, Muslim World: WAW

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by Comcast: Verge
Leatherman's new steel tool bracelet is a work of art: PoliceOne
YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default: Rich McCormick

Cornucopia

Your Complete Guide To The Watches Of United States Presidents: Hodinkee
Random Thoughts: Thomas Sowell
The Truth Will Set You Free: Springer's Blog

Image: Leatherman's new steel tool bracelet is a work of art
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QOTD: "Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis took a stance Tuesday against the release or transfer of prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

The policy should be that “when we take them, we hold them” until hostilities have ended, Mattis said in response to questions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

President Obama has renewed his efforts to close Guantanamo by transferring or releasing the remaining 122 prisoners, but Mattis said there was too much risk that those released would return to the battlefield.

...The failure of the White House to develop a “new security architecture” for the Mideast has left the region in constant turmoil and put the U.S. in the position “where our influence is at its lowest point in four decades,” Mattis said." --Richard Sisk