Monday, May 30, 2016

This Is Not The America My Parents Immigrated To In 1957

By The Burning Platform

Not that I remember what America was like in 1957, as I was not yet five years old. Years later, when I was old enough to understand, they told me their story. Briefly, it goes like this.

Dad was born in Romania (Czernowitz in Northern Bulovina), but he identified (haha) as German because, well, his dad was German, his mom was German, they spoke German and kept German customs, and lived in a German community so, applying the “quacking duck” theory, that’s what he was. Mom was born in Yugoslavia (now, Slovenia), but she identified as German for the same reasons as dad did. The Nazi regime would refer to folks such as my parents as “Volksdeutsche” —- being German as a people or race, regardless of citizenship.

Larwyn's Linx: Trump Not Fake Enough; CAIR Denounces US Military on Memorial Day; Mass Deportation Would Pay For Itself

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Nation

Trump Not Fake Enough!: Mickey Kaus
CAIR Denounces US Military on Memorial Day: Ryan Mauro
As I Noted 10 Years Ago, Mass Deportation Would Pay For Itself: Edwin S. Rubenstein

Obama logs 291st round of golf as president: Paul Bedard
Jerk Alert: Bernie Sanders Was “Unbelievably Abusive” to Employees: Tammy Bruce
New poll out of Oregon bears more bad news for Hillary Clinton: Twitchy

Anti-Trump Rioters And Their Violent, Racist Sign: Robert Gehl
Trump ripped over how he referred to Memorial Day at Rolling Thunder event: Twitchy
Rubio: I apologized privately to Trump for implying he had a small wiener: Hot Air

Warning to West Virginia: federal refugee program looks for fresh meat: Ann Corcoran
Religious Freedom in an Age of Secularism: Star Parker
Democrat Utopia of Chicago Celebrates Memorial Day with Rampant Violence: RWN

Economy

Capitalism v. Socialism: John Steele Gordon
Whole Foods' 365: Where Kiosks Replace Workers: Chriss W. Street
Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian: George Reisman (2005)

Scandal Central

Flashback: Hillary’s First Email Scandal, Project X: LI
Obama to release 2 dozen of ‘worst of worst’ Gitmo jihadis by end of July: Creeping
The Dead are Alive and Voting in California: Daniel Greenfield

The Clintons’ First Email Scandal: Project X 1996-1998: Jeff Dunetz
Caliphornia: Vietnam War Veterans memorial desecrated by vandals in Venice: BNI
Policy Expert: Obama’s Education Agenda Undermines American Values: Ginni Thomas

Media

Target CEO Claims Bathroom Policy Not Hurting Sales, Instead Blames...: Raise the Flag
Awesome! The Rolling Thunder Run roars into D.C.: Twitchy
Female Voters Shred 'Reckless' Hillary Clinton Over Email Server: Matt Vespa

Sometimes, Heads Should Roll: Kevin D. Williamson
When will the media be held responsible for its lies about guns?: Jay Caruso
Memorial Day Campaign 2016: The Year of Living Furiously: Roger L. Simon

World

Congressman: ‘Unconscionable’ Obama’s Syrian Refugee Surge Included No Christians: Creeping
Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown: A Stunned New York Times
Cash-Strapped ISIS Is Selling Sex Slaves On Facebook: Asking Price $8,000 Each: ZH

What is Islamophobia?: Gates of Vienna (2011)
Muslim wearing “I’m Muslim, don’t panic” t-shirt is beaten by other Muslims: Robert Spencer
Outrage as Dutch authorities give up to €10k to refugees to ‘go shopping’: RT

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Here You Go TSA, Delta Fixed Security Checkpoints For You: PopMech
Technology That Hasn’t Been Used: Arts Mechanical
Ancient Travels to the Americas or a Modern Forgery? Who Made the Bat Creek Inscription?: Natalia Klimczak

Cornucopia

Memorial Day 2016: MOTUS
I am proud to be the widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, USMC: Rachel Porto
A baker's dozen of Medal of Honor recipients you should know about: David Wilkes

The Tragic Story Of This Con Artist And His Epic, Luxurious Victorian Mansion: All Day
Big Sale At The Clinton Foundation: Earl of Taint
Game Over: The Burning Platform

Image: Memorial Day 2016
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QOTD: "In 1945, both Germany and Korea were divided into two areas, one under western, capitalist control, and one under communist control. Four decades later, West Germany and South Korea were thriving, first-world countries, creating wealth and spreading it widely across the socioeconomic spectrum. East Germany (which disappeared in 1989) and North Korea (unfortunately still with us) were hellholes of poverty and tyranny.

Today we have another natural experiment testing whether socialism or capitalism works better. In 1973, Chile was rescued from communism under Salvador Allende with a military coup and economic (and eventually political) reforms began. At that point Chile’s economic freedom as among the lowest in the world. Venezuela’s in 1975 was among the highest. Today the economic freedom of the two countries is reversed. So are their economic situations. In the 41 years since 1975, the Venezuelan economy has shrunk by 17 percent. Chile’s has grown by 287 percent. By virtually every measure Chile’s situation has radically improved, while Venezuela’s has sharply deteriorated." --John Steele Gordon, "Capitalism v. Socialism"

Sunday, May 29, 2016

HIROSHIMA: Obama "just put a knife in America and turned it"

Just passed over the transom by Yuri, Savage lays waste to the Obama apology tour, Chapter XXXVI, this time visiting Hiroshima to honor the war dead:

Now, the Imperial Japanese Military, which he’s including with our heroes, committed thousands of war crimes in World War II, resulting in the deaths of millions of civilians and prisoners of war.

And yet your president, this anti-American walking disaster, stabbed all of our World War II dead in their graves. He spit on their graves.

Hey, I fixed that "Man Enough for Hillary" ad for you #ManEnough4Hillary

There. Fixed it for them.


Backstory here.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Trump's Intellectuals: They’re out there--beyond the Beltway; 12 steps to fight the liberal agenda

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Nation

Trump's Intellectuals: They’re out there--beyond the Beltway: Fred Barnes
Trump: Say, Did Obama Mention Pearl Harbor While In Japan?: William Teach
CNN: Trump wants a sports stadium for his acceptance speech: Ed Morrissey

Fantasy Baseball, Beltway Style: Ann Coulter
12 steps to fight the liberal agenda: Dan Bongino
Hillary's week from hell: can she shake troubles to take on Trump?: Dan Roberts

Democrat State Rep. Barbara Norton Attacks Declaration Of Independence: HayRide
Vermont: Military College Changes Uniform Code for Muslim Hijabi: Creeping
Chicago: ‘We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath’: Monica Davey and Mitch Smith

Levin Asks Conservative Brainiacs – Where Were You?: Brent Smith
Sanders moves to boot Barney Frank from DNC committee: Joel Gehrke
Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Lying in Plain Sight: Debra Saunders

Scandal Central

IG Report on Clinton’s Emails: Eugene Klely, FactCheck.org
Clinton has been burying emails since she was First Lady: Paul Sperry
Judge acknowledges Donald Trump's attacks, unseals files in Trump U suit: Josh Gerstein

Top 3 Lies Hillary Clinton Told About State Department Emails: PPD
Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery: Stephen Braun, Jack Gillum and Chad Day, AP
The Scandal Over Clinton’s Emails Still Isn’t a Scandal (Caution: Troll Alert): Kurt Eichenwald

Climate, Energy and Regulations

Senators Slam Loretta Lynch: End The Climate Change Witch Hunt: ZH
Who Are the Real Luddites Around Here?: MOTUS
How Obama saved us: Maggie's Farm

Media

EL BUSTED: Telemundo caught staging #NeverTrump Mexicans for camera shot: RebelPundit
LBJ’s Ad Men: Here’s How Clinton Can Beat Trump: Robert Mann and Zack Stanton
Trump crept a little bit closer to earning my vote today: Bookworm

World

Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive: DTG
Islamic State-loyal groups claim attacks on Filipino military: Caleb Weiss
Christians Beheaded and Slaughtered on Easter: Raymond Ibrahim

This is How a Bloody U.S.-China War Could Start: Chen Pekong
Senator Highlights Clinton Ties to Nigerian Donor: Daniel Wiser
The Suicide of the West Continues: Jim Hoft

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could support 4K for virtual reality: Tech Times
Yes, this is the new NISMO GT-R: Paul Horrell, Top Gear
The NSA’s guide to the internet is the weirdest thing you’ll read today: MuckRock

Cornucopia

DNA test traces origins of Hillary cackle to hyena ancestors: Cube
MSNBC Typo for the Win!: C&S
Her>oine: Sondrakistan

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QOTD: "Do obscenities fall from [Donald Trump's] lips more readily than they did from Lyndon Johnson's or Richard Nixon's?

Are the circumstances of his three marriages more shameful than the circumstances of John F. Kennedy's pathologically unfaithful one—or that matter, Bill Clinton's humiliatingly unfaithful one? Have any of his egotistical excesses rivaled Andrew Jackson's killing a man in a duel over a racing bet and an insult to Jackson's wife?"" --Charles Kesler

Saturday, May 28, 2016

OBAMA'S LEGACY: The Terrorist Cancer is... Growing

By Marc A. Thiessen

Responding to criticism of President Obama’s handling of terrorism, White House press secretary Josh Earnest boasted Thursday of all the setbacks the Islamic State has experienced in recent months, noting that in Iraq “45 percent of the populated area that ISIL previously controlled has been retaken from them. In Syria, that figure is now 20 percent.”

Larwyn's Linx: A President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might Be Powerless to Act

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Nation

A President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might Be Powerless: Chris White
Mishandling classified information leads to prison (if your name isn’t Clinton): John Sexton
Muslim Congressman Bullies Muslims Who Don’t Want Terrorists in the US: Creeping

State Dept. Tries to Block Deposition of Hillary Clinton: Rachel Stockman
For Justice Department Lawyers, 'Uncertainty' Follows Texas Judge's Sanctions: Zoe Tillman
Clinton email headache is about to get worse: Julian Hattem

Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside: Ace
When Liberal Policies Fail: Stuart Schneiderman
Feds pouring Muslim migrants into Rand Paul’s hometown: Leo Hohmann

The Wimpening: The Z Man
Trump Courting Bern-outs, Not Conservatives?: Jen Kuznicki
Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon is Hillary Clinton: David Harsanyi

Economy

Why Obama’s New Overtime Regs Will Hurt More Than They Help: Nick Gillespie
The Most Powerful Wealth Generator There Is: Arts Mechanical
Congress: Kitzhaber administration tried to cover up Cover Oregon failures: Kristina Ribali

Scandal Central

DOJ seeks to prevent Judicial Watch from deposing Hillary Clinton: John Sexton
Justice Department lawyers get courtroom smackdown: Tom Temin
Hillary and Staff May Have Blown Counterterrorism Ops With ‘Sloppy’ Communications: Jeff Stein

Climate, Energy and Regulations

The Global Warming Shakedown, Part IV: Dan Mitchell
Trump: Cancel Paris, Cut Funds for UN Climate, Save the coal industry: JoNova
Trump Is Worse Than Everyone Thought On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something: William Teach

Media

Kurtz wonders: Why is Trump still attacking other Republicans?: Ed Morrissey
Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesn’t it?: Ed Morrissey
Ted Cruz explains how media helped derail his campaign, vows to fight for party platform: Scoop

Does the AP style book say ‘lying’ is spelled ‘misstated key facts’ when the story is about Hillary?: Doug Powers
Leftists Riot In San Diego At Trump Rally, Here Are Some Of The Better Hippy Beat Down Videos: WZ
Brutal: MSNBC Panel Dumps on Hillary's Email Lies For Seven Straight Minutes: Guy Benson

World

The Life of Christians Living Amid Muslim Majorities: MB
Obama’s Sanctimonious Speech at Hiroshima : Kim Quade
Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister: MFS-TON

US productivity growth is set to fall for the first time in decades: James Pethokoukis
The Holocaust Iran Prevented: Abraham Blondeau
Sweden: Is Islam Compatible with Democracy?: Ingrid Carlqvist

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

An Oculus exec wants to build affordable, wearable MRI machines: Sophie Charara
Grush, the gaming toothbrush, just won Intel's latest $1 million tech prize: Wareable
Thoughts On The Development Of The Smartwatch Market And Its Effect On Haute Horlogerie: Benjamin Teisseire

Cornucopia

Getting Tired of All That Hopey Changey Crap? Feel the Bern.: MOTUS
Frank Caliendo mixes imitations of Trump and Chewbacca mask lady: Red Alert
Finding Founding Fathers Funnies: Boston 1775

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