Monday, November 24, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Amnesty for Unamerica

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Nation

Amnesty for Unamerica: Daniel Greenfield
Obama Greeted In Vegas With Chants of 'Worst President Ever': TR
Ted Cruz: Obama ‘counterfeiting immigration papers’: Lucy McCalmont

Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Amnesty: Breitbart
Ted Cruz lays out plan to stop Obama’s illegal executive amnesty: Scoop
Memo From Middle America: VDARE

Explaining Away Obama: Victor Davis Hanson
A Magic Pen and an Empty Suit: Derek Hunter
Texas politicians plotting immigration retaliation against Obama: Post

Private Military Contractors to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson: Vice
Congressional Black Caucus Leader Threatens Ferguson Grand Jury: GotNews
U.S. Prisons Churning Out Thousands Of Radicalized Inmates: Joy Brighton

Economy

Economics Profs Claim 90% Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich: CI
Delta Airlines Supports Obama's Illegal Amnesty: WZ
Flood Of Illegal Aliens Pour Into NYC Public Schools: WZ

Scandal Central

And another thing about that Benghazi report…: Noah Rothman
Homeschooling Parents Pepper-Sprayed and Tasered in Front of Kids: MB
The Motives Behind The November Rogers/Ruppersberger “House Intelligence Panel” Report On Benghazi: Treehouse

Climate & Energy

People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception: WUWT
EPA Regulations To Raise Power Costs 37 Percent By 2020: DC
Say, Remember When Warmists Said “Climate Change” Would Reduce Lake Effect Snow?: William Teach

Media

This Means War: RS
The Few, The Proud, The Irregulars: Right Planet
Chuck Todd: Republicans Are Toxic And Confused After Obama’s Exec. Action: MRC

Obama Brazenly Lies, Stirs Up Ferguson, Justifies Violating the Constitution on ABC News: Sara Noble
Could Another President Selectively Enforce Tax Law? Hear How Obama Answered That Question: Blaze
‘You Sold Out Nation’: A Scathing Letter to President Obama: Tea Party

My Open Letter To Officer Darren Wilson: Refuge
Report: Bill Cosby’s Fixer at NBC Comes Forward: Ed Driscoll
Bad News for Hillary: Obama Says 2016 Voters Will Want ‘That New Car Smell’: WFB

World

Israel Threatens to Bomb Iran: Sara Noble
Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials: WFB
SAS quad bike squads kill up to 8 jihadis each day... as allies prepare to wipe IS off the map:

Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”: LI
Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?: James Conca
Russia, China plan war games, arms sales. Could alliance be in the cards?: Fred Weir

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Screw succession: termite queen found to be genetically immortal: Geek
Chip and Quill: How EMV Will Increase Card Fraud in the U.S: Lee Wetherington, BankTech
Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years: Dan Goodin

Cornucopia

Fasten your seatbelts, Canada, and get ready for the battle for America: Calgary Sun
The “Gods” of Winter are Drunk. And Loopy.: MOTUS
The Latest Right Wing News Hate Mail Uncensored: “The Endumbening” (Language Warning): RWN

Image: Missouri grand jury to meet today as protesters await decision
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QOTD: "George W. Bush is blamed by the administration for all its woes and not mentioned for any of its inheritances that proved salutary. The economy is said to be Bush’s fault, without recognition that Bush assumed the presidency during the Clinton recession. Also, Obama did not enter office during the meltdown of September 2008 but over four months later, when the economy was stabilizing; the recession was officially declared over before Obama’s first six months in office.

Nor do we remember that what caused the Wall Street/Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac implosion was not Bush’s policies per se, but rather all sorts of larger forces. Clintontites (was there a Clintonite who did not cash in with a rich brief tenure at federal mortgage agencies?) milked the system under the guise of liberal caring to expand housing; the Congressional Black Caucus damned the auditors of Franklin Raines and equated worries over unqualified subprime mortgages with racism. The deregulation of the mortgage industry was brought on by both parties in the 1990s.

Bush was blamed for Iraq, and he was certainly responsible for invading and, at great cost in blood and treasure, securing Iraq. But Iraq by 2009 was quiet and by 2011, in the words of Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama, stable, secure and likely to be a great achievement. Relations with Russia were already reset by Bush for Putin’s going into Georgia. Obama reset that reset, and so followed Crimea, Ukraine, and what next? Obama took Bush’s green-lighted gas and oil revolution, stopped new fracking on federal lands, iced the Keystone pipeline and then bragged about greater carbon fuel production that came despite not because of his efforts. Same with the war on terror: trash the “Bush-Cheney” protocols, and then either expand or embrace all of them. What works against terrorists Bush had already established, what did not – civil trials for terrorists, swaps like the Bergdahl deal, euphemisms like workplace violence and man-caused disasters — were Obama’s.

But even Obama found that scapegoating Bush grew stale after six years. Now the media’s new phraseology is the “Bush-Obama years,” to suggest that Obama was overwhelmed by the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the partisan culture wars, and thus inevitably would become as unpopular as Bush. This variant is more subtle than Bush Derangement Syndrome in that it both blames Bush for the bad 14 years, and yet suggests there are large cosmic forces that now explain Obama’s own growing unpopularity." --Victor Davis Hanson

Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE MOST SOPHISTICATED CYBER-WEAPON EVER DEVELOPED: New Stuxnet Details Revealed

Stuxnet is the name of the most sophisticated cyber-weapon ever developed. A software package designed to target Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, Stuxnet took control of centrifuges and surreptitiously slowed them down and sped them up to ruin both the centrifuges and the nuclear fuel.

The attack was so sophisticated that experts likened it to an F-35 fighter showing up over a World War I battlefield. Later leaks presumably orchestrated by the Obama administration revealed that Stuxnet was the product of a joint U.S.-Israeli operation initiated under the direction of President George W. Bush.


A new book reveals details about how the Stuxnet application penetrated Iranian enrichment facilities.

Top 5 Whoppers From Obama's Announcement That He's Nullifying U.S. Immigration Law

Daniel Horowitz, writing at Conservative Review, has an entire "Top 10" list. I picked out the five most diabolical fabrications:

Lie #5: Deport Felons: Obama claims he is going to focus on deporting felons. Yet, he has done the opposite. 36,000 convicted criminal aliens were released last year, 80,000 criminal aliens encountered by ICE weren’t even placed into deportation proceedings, 167,000 criminal aliens who were ordered deported are still at large, 341,000 criminal aliens released by ICE without deportation orders are known to be free and at large in the US. Again, this is cessation of deportations for everyone. They are leaving no illegal behind.

Lie #4: Only 5 Million: Make no mistake about it. Obama’s illegal amnesty will not just apply to 5 million individuals. It will apply by default to all 12-20 million illegals in the country as well as the millions more who will now come here to enjoy the permanent cessation of borders and sovereignty. Given the numerous options for people to become eligible for amnesty, ICE and CPB will be restricted from enforcing the law against anyone because each individual has to be afforded the opportunity to present themselves and apply for status. There is no way those who were here for less than 5 years will be deported and there’s no way the new people rushing the border and overstaying their visas will be repatriated.

Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently: Under the royal edict, the work permits can be renewed every three years, and most likely, they will be renewed at the same 99.5% acceptance rate as DACA applications. And once they get Social Security cards, they are going nowhere. So yes, this is permanent. And yes, they will be able to get green cards, which puts them on an automatic path to citizenship: “we are reducing the time that families are separated while obtaining their green cards. Undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents or sons or daughters of US citizens can apply to get a waiver if a visa is available.”

Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America.

Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants.

There is only one rational response to a tyrannical president.

Shut. It. Down.


Hat tip: Mark Levin.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s Amnesty and the Democrats’ War on Black Americans
 

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Nation

Obama’s Amnesty and the Democrats’ War on Black Americans: Lee Cary
White House Chief of Staff Delivers Weekly Message in Spanish: Keith Koffler
Obama Flies Luis Gutierrez on Air Force One for Amnesty Celebration: Breitbart

"Rebellion", Chaos if Republicans Fund Obama Amnesty: Breitbart
Obama Mocks GOP: I Didn't Dissolve Parliament: Breitbart
Obama can’t govern? Who knew?: Niall Ferguson

Obama’s condescending stereotype of Latinos: Rachel Alexander
Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works”: RWN
Peter Wehner’s Greatest Hit Jobs: Jen Kuznicki

Black Panthers arrested by feds for illegal arms purchases: GWP
“Peaceful Protesters” Plan Bombings, Killings; Holder Protects Them: Sara Noble
Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’: NRO

Economy

The Millions Gruber Got From Taxpayers in One Chart: MB
ISIS Gone Wild Week at College Insurrection: LI
UC tuition to increase to more than $15K by '19 due to Pensions, Salaries: San Diego 6

Scandal Central

HHS contemplating rule allowing them to choose your Obamacare plan for you: Moe Lane
Probably A Coincidence That 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails Were Discovered Right After The Election: DownTrend
HHS calls for slew of Obamacare rule changes: Dan Mangan, CNBC

Climate & Energy

Liberal Hypocrisy Begins With XL: Rick Jensen
Yet Another Hysterical Article Blaming Cold And Snowy Winters On AGW: Cove
EPA punts on renewable fuel mandate decision: Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill

Media

Docs: Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate Press on Fast & Furious: Attkisson
10 Examples Of The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like Cancer: Michael Snyder
8 Joe Biden Gaffes In Honor Of The Vice President’s Birthday: HayRide

Responding To Obama's Executive Amnesty: Let Obama Give The State Of The Union Somewhere Else: Ace
Bracken Sends: WRSA
Krauthammer: Obama’s Order Makes ‘Chumps’ Of Legal Immigrants: TR

SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps: Mediaite
I’ve Been Stupid, but Not THAT Stupid!: Thomas Purcell
Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant: Watchdog

World

American troops to fight on in Afghanistan: Obama kicks military under the bus: Virginian
Obama's Legacy (and Europe's): Guy Millière
Paralyzed Marine with robotic exoskeleton receives Bronze Star with V: Stripes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Gray Code: DataGenetics
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything: Jon Fingas
Marketplaces Are Eating Firms: Josh Breinlinger

Cornucopia

The 8 Most Realistic Hollywood Gun Scenes: OutdoorHub
Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus: MOTUS
Got Representation?: DBD

Image: Monitoring Two Dangerous Squirrels, One For Possible Ebola Virus
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QOTD: "Last month, writing in Rolling Stone, [Paul] Krugman insisted that Obama is “one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” Fact-check this: “Most analyses [of the midterms] suggest that control of the Senate is in doubt, with Democrats doing considerably better than they were supposed to. This isn’t what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.”

Er, no. Tuesday’s thrashing of the Dems was exactly “what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.”" --Niall Ferguson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

States and Localities Should Nullify Obama's Unconstitutional and Unlawful Executive Action

Thursday night marked a truly historic event related to the federal system of Constitutional checks and balances. A man named Barack Obama, commanding the entirety of the Executive Branch of the Republic, announced that he would create his own federal statutes from whole cloth, thereby usurping the responsibilities of the Legislative Branch.

Congress, now controlled by a pair of corporatists, promptly issued a variety of sternly worded memos and then departed for the airport to celebrate Thanksgiving.

It's now tragically apparent that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, who lead the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively for the Republican Party, are far more interested in feathering their own nests than in preserving and protecting the American system of government.

They have refused, for instance, to use the very powers bequeathed to them by the Framers for the very purpose of controlling a rogue executive. James Madison -- a student of the Enlightenment -- himself wrote:

The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that [can limit] all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government.

...This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.

Would that the enfeebled representatives of the American people, swept into power by an enraged electorate, grasp the reins of power that have been handed to them.

What, then, can be done?


John Hinderaker, writing at the inestimable Power Line, notes that a future Republican president could embrace the "Obama non-enforcement doctrine".

In particular, Hinderaker observes that a GOP president could choose to announce a deliberate non-enforcement policy related to the corporate income tax, any EPA regulations deemed too onerous, and similar diktats.

Of course, said actions presume that Republicans could actually win a presidential election post-implementation of Executive Amnesty. Obama's destructive orders, which will result in a diminution of influence for all legitimate voters, could lead to an electorate dominated by those who despise America.

All is not lost, however.

The brilliant Mark Levin has rightfully called for an Article V Convention of the States, in order to propose a set of amendments both constraining the federal Leviathan and empowering the states that gave birth to the central government.

I fully support said measures, but additional actions are also warranted.

That said, another tactic could be employed


The president has nullified federal statutes -- the very laws he took an oath to uphold -- in ways never before seen in American history.

These unprecedented actions should be met with equally strenuous measures.

I suggest that state and local governments should nullify all federal immigration activities. They should jail, try, profile, imprison, and deport those who have unlawfully entered the United States.

What's good for the goose should indeed be good for the gander.

Obama's ne'er-ending Constitutional Convention should be met with legitimate and lawful resistance.

Democrats must learn a stern lesson: nullification begets nullification.

The American people should not stand for a president who believes himself to be a dictator.


Hat tip: Mark Levin.

GREAT NEWS: I Made the White House Enemies List

I have no idea how a two-bit blogger like myself could get included in a list like this one.

Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.

Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.

Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”

Throughout the email exchanges TheDC obtained through the FOIA request are numerous examples of Gertz and other Media Matters staff sending the full text of Media Matters blog entries attacking the DOJ’s political opponents in the media.

Among others, Gertz sent Schmaler attack pieces he wrote about Townhall Magazine’s Katie Pavlich, who also authored a book on Operation Fast and Furious; Breitbart.com writers Joel Pollak and Ken Klukowski; Fox News Channel’s William LaJeunesse, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity; Sipsey Street Irregulars blogger Mike Vanderboegh; DirectorBlue blogger Doug Ross; National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy; and this reporter [Matthew Boyle].

So if I disappear for any reason, you'll know why.


Hat tip: Rumcrook.

The 12 Wildest Songs to be Played at the Benefit Concert for American Digest's Gerard Vanderleun

Okay, I don't have the list of 12 songs. I decided to use a BuzzFeed-style click-bait headline to help out one of the web's good guys.

Gerard Vanderleun runs American Digest, a truly iconic center-right blog. A perennial must-read, linked for years near the very top of my blog-roll, I liken AD to the Internet's small town general store. You never know what you'll find inside, but it's always interesting, often times hysterically funny, other times chock full of unique nuggets of information culled from the farthest reaches of the Internets.

After eleven years and nearly 25,000 posts, Gerard has asked for a little financial assistance due to the expenses associated with a cross-country move. To help publicize the request, Michelle Obama's Mirror has organized a benefit concert.


If you have the financial wherewithal, please considering a modest donation. Bloggers like Vanderleun and I, despite being part of the Koch Brothers' Vast Right Wing Zionist Conspiracy, aren't doing this for the money (hint: there ain't any except for a very modest amount of revenue generated from advertisements and the occasional donation, which might hit about $1 or $2 per 1,000 page-views). So even a blog that gets a very respectable 250,000 page-views a month might generate $375 -- or about $3 an hour for a guy like Gerard, I'm guessing.

Like I said, no one -- except those running the very biggest sites -- is in it for the money. So consider helping one of the good guys with a modest donation. And have a Great Thanksgiving.


Larwyn's Linx: Lord, Sultan, Emperor, Pharaoh, Caesar, God-king, Prince of the Americas

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Nation

Lord, Sultan, Emperor, Pharaoh, Caesar, God-king, Prince of the Americas: Walsh
An Open Letter: Stephen Green
Don’t Count Out the Court: Mickey Kaus

Consequences For Implementation Of Obama's Executive Order: Norman Hooben
Shameless Degrading of US Citizenship Continues: Joe Guzzardi
Communist Party USA Praises Obama for Violating the Constitution: Sara Noble

Ferguson Police Told To Show Up Sunday Morning For Indictment News: GotNews
Holder Tells Police To Practice Restraint, Says Nothing To Protesters: DownTrend
Jennings, Ferguson Schools Closed Monday and Tuesdya: GWP

Gruber called to testify in Oversight probe on ObamaCare transparency: Hot Air
Obama’s Imperial Transformation Is Now Complete : Charles C. W. Cooke
Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter: AP

Economy

Obama says it's okay: illegals should compete for jobs in U.S.: Bruce McQuain
More Americans Than Ever: Health Care Not Government's Responsibility: Ace
Levin Blasts Loudoun Supervisor For Questioning Tax Exemption Request: Leesburg Today

Scandal Central

Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson: Bryan Preston
30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered: Exam
They Lied About 8 Million, Obamacare Enrollments Revised Again: Now Less Than 7 Million: Lid

Climate & Energy

Lib Rag Salon: You Must Get Rid Of Your Dog To Save The World From Global Warming: RWN
WaPo: Guess who had the worst week in Washington?: Ed Morrissey
US Breaks Record For Days Between Major Landfalling Hurricanes Record: RWN

Media

Will The Media Ask The Public to Scrutinize Lerner’s Emails Like They Did With Palin?: Glob
Bar Obama From Addressing Congress For State Of The Union: Rhymes
Immigrants who built and preserved The United States of America for Obama's new-found friends: Obiter Dictum

NY Times Super Excited Over Obama’s Lawless Amnesty, Reveals Disturbing Details: RWN
Standup Comic In Chief’s Zany Bedpan Humor: Ed Driscoll
CBS News takes a beating for its report on New Black Panthers purchasing explosives: Twitchy

World

Nuke Deal Elusive as Iran Digs in Heels Over ‘Inalienable’ Enrichment Rights: WFB
Days before UAE terror designation, CAIR awards jihad terror leader: JihadWatch
Powerful New Jersey Politicians In Bed With More Muslims Connected To Terrorists: Ben Barrack

While Obama Welcomed Fruitpickers Out of the Shadows He Released Five More Gitmo Terrorists: JWF
The Unstoppable Emperor of LaRaza: J4A
The 2-State Solution is Dead: David Harsanyi

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why Some Retailers Are Accepting Bitcoin: BankTech
Microsoft Azure Outage: What Went Wrong?: Chris Talbot, Talkin' Cloud
Meteorite Impact with Moon is Record-Breaking: Lunar Explosion Creates Massive Crater: SWR

Cornucopia

Hillary’s unbelievable quote blows up Twitter: ‘Most cringetastic HRC quote in some time’: BPR
How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?: Wired
Must See Video: Hidden Camera Shows True American Spirit: Hideout

Image: How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?
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QOTD: "Dear President Obama, Lord, Sultan, Emperor, Pharaoh, Caesar, God-king, Prince of the Americas, whatever we’re supposed to call you. ‘President’ alone simply won’t suffice, will it, Your Grace? We had a thing called a president once, but that lowly office could scarcely contain your Majesty. You found that you couldn’t effectively govern while constrained by the rule of law, so you superseded it, just as you’ve done countless times before. This time you are waving your mighty scepter and magically granting defacto citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.

Incredibly, even after all of the scandals, corruption, lies, and deceits; even after this past week when we learned about the depth of your Obamacare deception; even after using the IRS to target your political opponents; even after letting your ambassador die in Benghazi and lying about it afterwards; even after dividing the nation and exploiting racial tensions for your own gain; even after six years of incompetence, dishonesty, conspiracy, and illegality; even after every law you’ve flouted, promise you’ve broken, and lie you’ve told, you still found a way to top yourself. In refusing to enforce our borders and uphold our immigration laws, you are now guilty of the most profound presidential power grab since Abraham Lincoln. This is a landmark moment, and I’m sure you’re proud of that fact.

Before you ascended to your Throne on High, you were allegedly a constitutional law professor, so I’m sure you’re quite familiar with Article II of the United States Constitution. This fascinating document details the powers of the Executive Branch, but conspicuously does not grant said branch the legal ability to formulate immigration policy through Presidential decree, and also does not vest in one man the monarchical authority to decide which laws will be enforced and which will be ignored based upon nothing more than the president’s political calculations." --Matt Walsh