Monday, September 01, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’

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Nation

Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’: Michael Ledeen
We Are Liviing in Days of Infamy: Ed Lasky
President With No Strategy To Stop ISIS Spending Sunday On Golf Course: WZ

At-Risk Senate Seats, 08/31/2014 edition (Includes DOOM calls): Moe Lane
Photos Taken From Landrieu’s DC Home Confirm DC Residency: GotNews
Obama, Mary Burke indignant over report latter is hiding from former: Moe Lane

You Will Be Made to Care: Erick Erickson
MD Sheriff to Feds: Try and Take Our Guns--You’ll Get a Civil War: TeaParty
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Oberweis gaining on Durbin in U.S. Senate race: SunTimes

Obama May Hold Immigration Action Until After Election: Doug Mataconis
Cruz: ‘Russian bear is encountering the Obama kitty cat’: Times
Another Faulty Health Care Website Rollout: WyBlog

Economy

Paul Ryan Has an Answer for Ferguson: Star Parker
The world is burning so Obama’s weekly address is about minimum wage: Twitchy
Rick Santorum, Labor Day, And The Workers Who Would Vote Republican: VDARE

Scandal Central

Obama Does Have A Strategy, And It’s Awful: RWN
FRAUD: Ferguson Witness Coached By The Black Panthers?: GotNews
Ferguson Agitators Call to Halt Highway Traffic In Labor Day Protest: Ironic

Climate & Energy

Democrats Believe 'Fish Are More Important Than People': Breitbart
Monckton and the Arctic Ice Cap: Winter Soldier
Fantasy: Al Gore Says No Arctic Ice in 2014 – Reality: Summer Ice Cap 1.7M Square KM Bigger: Hideout

Media

No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago: DTG
NBC: military officials are ‘APOPLECTIC’ over Obama’s passive nonexistent foreign policy: Scoop
Open Mic terrorist: Radical IMAM makes 9/11 jokes on CNN: Scoop

"The Weirdest Story About a Convicted Bomber and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read.": Ann Althouse
Ferguson: A History of a Small Suburb With Big Violence Problems: GotNews
Ben Carson: No, I'm Not Sorry I Compared U.S. To Nazi Germany: Daniel Strauss, TPM

World

Islamist Militia Has Just Claimed It Now Controls U.S. Embassy in Libya: WJ
Nigeria: Islamic jihadists behead six-year-old boy because he was Christian: JihadWatch
Wynne Government Wants Birth Tourism: BCF

Jimmy Carter Invokes Allah In His Speech to Terror-Tied Islamic Group’s Conference: Sara Noble
Diary of a Foreign Minister: US Secretary of State Kerry strongly pro-'Palestine': Matzav
One hopes viciously-beaten George Galloway is now asking himself, “Why do they hate me?”: Moe Lane

Ted Cruz Says Let’s Bomb ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’: RWN
My ISIS Strategy: Roger L. Simon
Diary of a Foreign Minister: US Secretary of State Kerry strongly pro-'Palestine': Matzav

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Apple Claim Chowder: Introduction: John Kirk, TechPinions
Ralph Lauren And Athos Enter Wearable Tech Market With New Products: RedOrbit
Rogue trading bot suspected cause of Bitcoin slump: Juha Saarinen, ITNews

Cornucopia

“Ask not for whom the bell tolls” I think you know...: MOTUS
Where to start honest talk on race: Linda Chavez
Hispanic is the New Black: RWN

Image: Ben Carson: No, I'm Not Sorry I Compared U.S. To Nazi Germany
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QOTD: "You may think you can sit on the sidelines. You may think you can opt-out of the culture war. You may think you can hide behind your trendy naked Leena Dunham t-shirt while you sip trendy drinks talking about trendy shows and writing columns demanding Christians be forced by the state to bake cakes, provide flowers and farms, and offer up photographs of gay weddings. But not only will you one day be called to account to your God for how you advanced his kingdom, but on this Earth you will be made to care. That does not mean you have license to be bitter or angry or hateful. You should love others and help others. Just do not expect anything in return." --Erick Erickson

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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Nation

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

Economy

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

Media

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

World

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?: Space.com
75% Of Ikea’s Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery: FastCoDesign
Electric Earth: Stunning Images of Lightning: LiveScience

Cornucopia

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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Nation

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

Economy

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

Media

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

World

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

Cornucopia

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