Monday, February 08, 2016

Larwyn's Linx: Does Rubio Know What He's Doing?

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Nation

Does Rubio Know What He's Doing?: Jacob Heilbrunn
You Cannot Support Israel’s Existence (and Ours) and Vote Democrat This Year: AT
Why NH Should Vote for Ted Cruz and not Donald Trump: Granite Grok

Poll shows Trump lead in New Hampshire growing: Rudy Takala
Donald Trump will be mad if he doesn’t win New Hampshire: FAM
Interesting: Trump Lowering Expectations for New Hampshire: Scoop

Rubio chokes: Shane Goldmacher
Rubio Bungles His Big Moment: Edmund Kozak
Bush loyalists concede the end may be in sight: Alex Isenstadt

Supreme Court likely to hear new “assault weapons” ban case: Jazz Shaw
The Day After: The Z Man
Hillary and the Suspension of Disbelief: Victor Davis Hanson

Economy

Mrs. Clinton Thinks Americans are Serfs: Kevin D. Williamson
Trump thinks conservatism means 'conserving your wealth': Ed Straker
Fisking a UN Technocrat's Defense of the Status Quo: Stop Shouting

Scandal Central

DHS Whistleblower: I was ordered to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties: LI
Former FBI Asst. Director Calls Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Answer Wishful Thinking: Chris White
Sanders and Wife Steered Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Family and Friends: Lachlan Markay

Climate & Energy

EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in Animas: Dan Elliott
The Latest: Senate GOP targets EPA in Flint water crisis: Iron Mountain Daily News

Media

CNN’s Chris Moody flat out lies about initial Ben Carson report (video): Renee Nal
Clinton Defends Madeleine Albright Telling Female Sanders Voters They’re Going to Hell: Tom S. Elliott
Insiders: Marco Rubio crashed and burned: Steven Shepard

Howard Dean admits labor unions are “Super PACs that Democrats like”: Jazz Shaw
Kooks at PolitiFact Attack Ted Cruz for Accurately Quoting CNN at Debate: Mark Hemingway
John Harwood Starts False Rumor That Ted Cruz Slammed U.S. Soldiers: Sooper

Trump Hits Back At Bush On Eminent Domain: His Family Used It For The Stadium In Texas: Crooks and Liars
Bernstein Finds White House 'Terrified' Clinton 'Blowing Up Own Campaign,' Invokes Nixon: Brad Wilmouth
John Kasich Gets Testy After Question About Funding for Planned Parenthood: Dave Urbanski

Hillary Goldman Clinton: Derek Hunter
'One Long Cheap Shot' -- WashPost Lines Up Canadians to Bash Ted Cruz as Extreme: Tim Graham
Lindsey "Goober" Graham slams 'ideologue' Senate colleague Cruz: Sean Langille

World

An Exasperated John Kerry Throws In Towel On Syria: ZH
Dearborn: Muslim plotted Islamic State mass murder attacks on church: Robert Spencer
Michigan: Muslim women use Islamic garb to shoplift (video): Creeping

French Four-Star General, Just Before His Arrest: “France is Dying”: Gates of Vienna
ISIS Sleeper Cell Discovered In Europe. Here’s What They Were Planning.: Political Insider
UK: Somali Muslims living by their own laws: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Elon Musk says he is close to solving electric passenger jets with vertical takeoff and landing: NextBigFuture
Meet the Sony action cam that needs a train to carry it: Rod Lawton
Northrop Grumman Ad Teases 6th-Generation Fighter: PopSci

Cornucopia

Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story: John Ruberry
White House’s ‘game day’ tweet is just what you’d expect: Twitchy
Devastating! Video Montage of Robot Marco Rubio Repeating Same Debate Line 5 Times: GWP

Image: Boston: Some parts of area expecting 18 inches of snow
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Protect Our Constitution: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "During Saturday night’s ABC Republican Presidential debate, donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) accused Barack Obama of trying to fundamentally transform the country. However, Rubio did not mention that he himself had co-authored the border-opening Gang of Eight immigration bill, which President Obama endorsed...

...Rubio was the salesman of the Obama-endorsed immigration plan. As Phyllis Schlafly explained in her 15-page memo documenting Rubio’s record on immigration, “The White House was running the show” during the Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight push. As the New York Times noted at the time, the White House set up an “immigration war room” in the Senate as part of a “stealthy legislative operation run by President Obama’s staff. Their goal is to quietly secure passage of the first immigration overhaul in a quarter century.”

Rubio’s 2013 Obama-backed immigration bill would have tripled green card issuances, doubled foreign worker visas, and would have given citizenship — and, thereby, welfare access and voting privileges — to the illegal population. It also would have substantially expanded fianc√© visas and refugee resettlement." --Julia Hahn

Sunday, February 07, 2016

THE HARRIDAN: Hillary's Voice Dooms Her Campaign

By Joan Swirsky

So many issues, so little time, which is why I am studiously avoiding any issues about Hillary other than that voice!

I am definitely not going into the terminal dishonesty thing, you know, when she told the American public, and also the parents of the murdered victims in Benghazi, that the four patriots who lost their lives to a savage Islamic attack was because of an anti-Islam video; that Wall Street and specifically Goldman Sachs is not donating to her campaign and that, according to Dick Morris, FEC reports say that Hillary has received $21.4 million from the financial and insurance industry—almost 15 percent of the total $157.8 million she raised, and she’s still trolling them for big money.”

How about that she won a smashing victory in Iowa (by six coin tosses that magically landed in her favor)?

THE SOCIALIST MILLIONAIRE: Financial Scandals Trail the Loathsome Hypocrite Bernie Sanders

By Cliff Kincaid

Responding to one of Anderson Cooper’s softball questions, socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told the CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night that he lives a frugal life and indicated that he doesn’t care about money or status. “I have a small Chevrolet,” he said. “It is one of the smallest Chevys that they make.” He said it was about five years old.

But James O’Brien, a political consultant and former publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine, says the career politician, who has been a mayor, member of Congress and U.S. senator, has achieved the financial status of a millionaire.

PREDICTION VALIDATED: Trump Poll Numbers May Be Vastly Inflated Due to Reality Show Name Recognition

By Malcolm X. Cromwell

Two-and-one-half months before last week's Iowa Caucus, columnist S.A. Miller of The Washington Times noted what could be called "The Trump Effect" on poll numbers with an article entitled "Donald Trump seen unlikely to win in Iowa despite poll numbers":

Laura Kamienski, a Republican Party caucus precinct representative for Hiawatha District in Cedar Rapids ... said she expects a surprise in the caucus this cycle similar to former Sen. Rick Santorum’s unexpected win in 2012. Mr. Santorum is back in the 2016 Republican race but is polling near the bottom of the crowded field in Iowa and nationally.

...Pollsters defended their survey methods and stood by their numbers. But some credited Mr. Trump’s dominance in polls to his near-universal name recognition as star of the hit TV shows “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Larwyn's Linx: The Rubio Robot

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Nation

The Rubio Robot: Patterico
Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate: Dan Spencer
Donald Trump dismisses audience after getting booed at the debate: Insider

The Rubio Menace: Kaus Files
Gallup: We Hate to Admit It, but America Is Conservative: Bruce Walker
Cruz Talked About Building a Wall Before Trump Even Announced Candidacy: Patterico

Christie slams Rubio record: 'That's not leadership, that's truancy': Gabby Morrongiello
The Rubio Record: Eagle Forum
The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed: Treehouse

Winners and Losers Of The New Hampshire Debate: John Hawkins
The Traditionalist Rebel: Sultan Knish
Ted Cruz Won’t Be Denied: Frank Bruni, NYT

Slash City: Matthew Hennessey
Woman warns residents: how accepting refugees ruined her Texas town: Nicole Haas
"You Suck!" - Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled by NH Dems: Kyle Olson

Economy

Is this the greatest blog post ever written? Quite possibly: AEI
How Democrats Lie and Mislead about the American Economy: Elephant
22 signs that the Obama economic collapse is just beginning: Michael Snyder

Scandal Central

It's Time for Carson to Look in the Mirror: Daniel Horowitz
The Coming Hillary Meltdown?: Steven Hayward
Maher to Gloria Steinem: Why Isn’t Anti-Woman Sharia Law a Bigger Feminist Issue?: Mediaite

Media

Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz's Cheap Gotcha on North Korea: John Nolte
ABC Debate Moderator Thinks Hillary Clinton is “Terrific.”: CR Wire
Sheldon Adelson tightens grip on Review-Journal: Ken Doctor

Nutjob Albright: ‘Special place in hell’ for women who don’t support Hillary: Olaf Ekberg
American Exceptionalism: Dinesh D'Souza vs. Bill Ayers (Recorded Live): Young Americans for Freedom
Jesse Watters Interviews Bernouts at University of Oregon: MB

World

President Obama's Lecture from the Mosque: The Rest of the Story: Jeff Head
Sweden: Rape jihad spreading as police struggle with Muslim migrant crime: Creeping
Obama depicted as murderous devil in downtown Moscow: Times

North Korea Defies China, Launches Three-Stage Rocket: Ricochet
Somali airliner bombing suspect smuggled laptop onto plane: official : Debka
Sanders defends foreign policy chops: Kyle Balluck

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Verizon defies net neutrality, makes own video service free of data caps: Adam Westlake
Popular messaging app Kik a growing concern for law enforcement: NYT
Bunnie’s Guide to Shenzhen Electronics: Hackaday

Cornucopia

Why I Vote Democrat: iOTWreport
Dancing The Aerostars Into the History Books: MOTUS
Bernie's New Ad: Woodsterman

Image: New Young Fresh Faces of the Democrat Party Endorse Hillary
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Protect Our Constitution: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation.

So far, Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation ... despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all just based on half-baked statistics.

A confidential 23-page internal report detailing CFPB’s strategy for going after lenders shows why these companies are forking over millions of dollars in restitution and fines to the government despite denying any wrongdoing... The high-level memo, sent by top CFPB civil-rights prosecutors to the bureau’s director and revealed by a House committee, admits their methods for proving discrimination were seriously flawed from the start and had little chance of holding up in court. Yet they figured they could muscle Ally, as well as future defendants, with threats and intimidation." --Paul Sperry

Saturday, February 06, 2016

CRUZ OR TRUMP? Let Jimmy Carter Be Your Guide

By Trevor Loudon

A lot of good people, including many friends of mine, have signed up to support Donald Trump for POTUS. That was understandable when Trump was saying great things about illegal immigration and the media was telling us Ted Cruz couldn’t win.

Now its very clear that Cruz can, and most probably will win, and Donald Trump has revealed himself as more “progressive” than principled.

In my view, restoring the US Constitution would solve the bulk of America’s social, economic and political problems in one fell swoop.

Ted Cruz memorized the entire Constitution at age 14. He has fought several important court battles to preserve it. Senator Cruz lives, eats and breathes the Constitution.

How many times have you ever heard Donald Trump even mention it?

Ever Looked at Ted Cruz's Resume?

By Reaganite Republican

Say what you will about Ted Cruz, but the Senator from Texas is the only man in the current presidential field who has spent his entire life defending the United States Constitution.

He went to the Senate promising he wasn't going there to make friends, but instead pledged to rattle the cages of the establishment. And, unlike 99.9% of the politicos who make it to D.C., he kept his promises:


Larwyn's Linx: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory'

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Nation

MS-13 foot soldiers use surge to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory': Paul Bedard
Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Release Illegal Aliens If They Catch Them: Louis Babcock
DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties: Philip Haney

Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in a Lying Contest: Daniel Greenfield
Hillary is the Bankster Bag Lady of Wall Street: $21.4 Million So Far: Contra Corner
Hillary, "To Be Honest": Scott Johnson

The (new) Donald — Trumpelstiltskin: Spengler: Spengler
Phyllis Schlafly Issues 15 PAGE ‘Rubio Betrayal Memo’ – Updated: GWP
Donors to White House hopeful Jeb Bush urged not to switch to Rubio: Steve Holland

America is a Nation Headed For a Fall: John Hawkins
WH Has Hissy Fit Over GOP Refusal To Discuss Obama’s Worthless Budget: William Teach
We must prepare for the unthinkable: Tammy Baldwin

Economy

The ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate for July 2015 is 23.0%.: ShadowStats
Job cuts surged 218% in January: Akin Oyedele
What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES: Paul Bedard

Scandal Central

Obama's OHSA unlawfull targets ammo manufacturers: Joe Huffman
Hillary’s Feeling the Bern—From FBI Director James Comey: Edward Klein
Pharma Bad Boy Martin Shkreli Is a Big Democrat Donor: Debra Heine

Climate & Energy

"Fukushima Class Disaster" - L.A. Gas Leak Spewing Lethal Levels Of Breathable Nuclear Material: ZH

Media

Newsweek Goes Off The Rails: Christian Mercenary
Confused Clinton Spawn Refers to ‘President Sanders’: JWF
Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End: Jack Shafer

Probing For Clues In The Iowa Caucus Numbers: Michael Barone
Anderson Cooper Interviews Donald Trump In New Hampshire: Treehouse
Ron Paul Disses Ted Cruz But Praises Bernie Sanders. Go Figure.: Victory Girls

World

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria: The Interpreter
N Korea advances rocket launch plan, says Japan: Asia Times
Satellite imagery shows fuel tanker trucks at N. Korea's rocket launch pad: YonhapNews

Already, 3 Islamist Terror Plot Attempts in US This Year: Daily Signal
European Union blasts ISIS for ‘crime of all crimes’: Bob Unruh
Early Christian Church Found in Turkey: Enrico de Lazaro

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US Senators Cruz, Lankford & Lee Demand Answers From ICANN CEO: DomainMondo
An ancient text that has baffled researchers for more than 200 years: The Rohonc Codex: Ancient Origins
Even Rob Lowe Speaks Out Against Twitter Algorithmic Timeline: Luigi Lugmayr

Cornucopia

Sick and Tired: HRC
A Note to Bernie’s Millenials: Be Sure To Read the Fine Print: MOTUS
A Constitutional Convention can be Limited in Scope: Kyle Maichle

Image: Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Protect Our Constitution: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "If you happen to be a WWE or UFC fan, the upcoming Saturday night Republican debate in New Hampshire is likely to look familiar. It’s going to be a bloodbath and everyone on the stage is will be targeting Cruz because of [the 'Carson dropping out' rumor]. He had better be well prepared with the facts and the timeline of events surrounding this Carson dropping out rumor. He will pay a price if he’s not fully prepared. I have confidence he will be, but it will likely not matter to the other candidates, or the so-called moderators. We’ll just see if they keep a handle on things or stoke the fires of discontent, which is more likely, being that everyone except the voters hate Cruz and would love to take him out.

So, in short, I was wrong to jump on Cruz and his staff so prematurely. I now recant my criticism of Senator Cruz and his campaign staff – and here’s the reason why. Many of you may already know this, but I feel compelled to right my own wrong.

On Wednesday, Trevor Loudon posted the timeline of events that led to the misunderstanding. And that’s exactly what it was – a terrible misunderstanding. And the way things look now for the Carson campaign with staff be slashed and leaving for greener pastures, these folks may indeed know something we don’t." --Brent Smith