Friday, July 03, 2015

Please support @GodfreyElfwick in his quest for #PregnancyEquality

Why not?

Why Elfwick is a tongue-in-cheek persona, his message is a serious one.

I can't help but ruminate on the Biblical message of Sodom and Gomorrah as Barack Obama races to arm a neo-Nazi terror regime with nuclear weapons.


By Richard Larsen

This week the Supreme Court struck another major blow to common sense and the English language. In a ruling upholding the subsidies afforded policies purchased on the federal insurance exchange, the SCOTUS opened a veritable Pandora’s Box of legal interpretation, and expanded power not only of the judiciary, but of the federal government itself.

Seven times throughout the Affordable Care Act (ACA) references are made to policies or individuals who are “enrolled in through an Exchange established by the State under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…” In each case, the context is citing policies purchased through insurance exchanges established and operated by the respective states. But the court ruled the actual legal language, and even the context, didn’t matter. What mattered was the “intent” of the congress. So reading “tea leaves” now has greater weight with our legal system than the literal words of legal documents!

To be clear, the case was brought to the court on that very issue, whether the literal meaning of the words of the statute were legally binding. The decision was not regarding the efficacy of the ACA, or whether it’s feasible. The decision was on whether the law could be interpreted to support federal subsidies for states with no insurance exchange or only those states that had established their own exchange.

Even Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority decision, conceded that a strict reading of the Act clearly meant only policies purchased through individual state exchanges were eligible for federal subsidies. He wrote, “While the meaning of the phrase…may seem plain when viewed in isolation, such a reading turns out to be untenable in light of the statute as a whole. Those credits are necessary for the Federal Exchanges to function like their State Exchange counterparts, and to avoid the type of calamitous result that Congress plainly meant to avoid.”

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Moving to, from or within NYC? A cautionary tale.

Larwyn's Linx: Senator Bob Corker, American Traitor

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Senator Bob Corker, American Traitor: RS
Obama Negotiators Claim They Have Super Plan to Make Iran Deal Transparent: Ace
Obama Administration Gets Caught Sweeping Iranian Violations Under The Rug: Lid

FBI Already Arrested 30 Americans Some Planning July 4th Terror Attacks: RWN
128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day in May: CNS
Vigilance Is Patriotic: Michelle Malkin

On The Death Of The Rule Of Law, Part II: Camp o' the Saints`
Going with the Flow: Mark Steyn
Chevron's Last Days: Philip Hamburger

Republicans must use Donald Trump to move the ball forward: RS
Breaking Down Ted Cruz’s Plan for SCOTUS ‘Retention Elections’: Jim Geraghty
Soros helps pro-Clinton Super PACs to $24 million haul: Kenneth P. Vogel


19.8% of U.S. Workforce Was Foreign-Born in June: Rudy Takala
Rick Perry is the Republican Who Finally Said It: Erick Erickson
In Athens, scavenging from bins has become a way to survive: Telegraph

Scandal Central

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal: Michael Grunwald
House Committee Demands Emails About Oregon’s Failed $305 Million Obamacare Exchange: ATR
Family Of Seven Impoverished By Activist Oregon Gov’t Over Wedding Cake: Dana Show

Climate & Energy

Center for Biological Diversity petitions EPA to list CO2 as a ‘toxic substance’: WUWT
NY Times Loves How Communism Is Good For Cuba’s Environment: William Teach
States sue over EPA's unprecedented land grab: ATR


The New York Times Celebrates Its Declaration of Surrender to Islamic Terror: RS
Space Retard George Takei Has More Stupid Shit to Say: Ace
‘BAN DEMOCRATS!!’ – Mark Levin’s awesome response to Obama shutting down Redskins new stadium: Scoop

Faith and “Thought” Leaders Respond to SCOTUS’ Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage: Politichicks
VIDEO: Katie Couric Interviews Ted Cruz: HayRide
Ted Cruz Answers: ‘Take’ Away Health Care From 16 Million People as President?: RWN


Ted Cruz: Obama Can Put an Embassy in CUBA But Not in Jerusalem?: Jerome Hudson
Met Police: London Sees 138% Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents: Sol Rieger
UK Police Knew and Did Nothing to Protect Girls from Muslim Predators: Raymond Ibrahim

Boko Haram massacres praying Muslims: Laura Grossman
200 dead – Egyptian troops, Islamists, civilians - in major ISIS-Egyptian battle in Sinai: Debka
An utterly horrifying encounter with the FGM cutter women (GRAPHIC): Daily Mail

What’s Putin’s plan? Russian jet ‘shot flares at Swedish plane’:
Dempsey report: Russia, China posing military threat; war with major power probable: JT
Through a Glass, Dishonestly: Theodore Dalrymple`

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Adena People and Prehistoric Colonization of North America: Ancient Origins
Assembly robot crushes worker at Volkswagen: The Local de
These Sneakers Are Made Entirely From Ocean Waste: Jamie Condliffe


Do You Know When We Celebrate Our Independence From Mexico?: MOTUS
Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Submarine Officer: Tyler Rogoway
Homeless Piano Player Stuns His Florida Hometown, and Then the Internet: Tim Nudd

Image: An utterly horrifying encounter with the FGM cutter women (GRAPHIC)
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Time for a Conservative: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "The litigious social justice activists have transformed common-sense vigilance into a prosecutable crime of paranoia or prejudice. CAIR and its ilk have succeeded in turning a large portion of America into security eunuchs who pay lip-service courage in times of crisis, yet recoil from the bold, unapologetic acts of self-protection that make such heroism possible in the first place.

Let’s not let them win.

This weekend, remember the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who refused to sit back on 9/11 and let themselves be murdered in the name of Islam without a fight.

Remember the passengers and crewmembers who tackled al-Qaida shoe-bomber Richard Reid on American Airlines Flight 63 before he had a chance to blow up the plane over the Atlantic Ocean.

Remember Brian Morgenstern, the teenage Circuit City worker who fearlessly contacted authorities when suspicious Middle Easterners brought in tapes of themselves shooting off guns and shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The men were convicted of plotting to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix." --Michelle Malkin

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Entertaining Hillary Emails o’ the Day: Just Knock Edition

I continue to work through the latest Hillary Clinton email dump.

Nothing to see here. Nothing at all.

The Crushing Implications of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

By Michael Snyder

The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses. This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto Rico’s 73 billion dollar debt is “not payable,” and a special adviser that was recently appointed to help straighten out the island’s finances said that it is “insolvent” and will totally run out of cash very shortly. At this point, Puerto Rico’s debt is approximately 15 times larger than the per capita median debt of the 50 U.S. states. Yes, the Greek debt crisis is larger, as Greece currently owes about $350 billion to the rest of the planet. But only about $14 billion of that total is owed to U.S. financial institutions. But with Puerto Rico, things are very different. Just about the entire 73 billion dollar debt is owed to U.S. financial institutions, and this could potentially cause massive problems for some extremely leveraged Wall Street firms.

There is a reason why Puerto Rico is called “America’s Greece”. In Puerto Rico today, more than 40 percent of the population is living in poverty, the unemployment rate is over 12 percent, and the economy of the small island nation has continually been in recession since 2006.

Yet all this time Puerto Rico has continued to pile up even more debt. Finally, it has gotten to the point where all of this debt is simply unpayable


By Cliff Kincaid

Justice Antonin Scalia said in his dissent in the same-sex marriage case that the ruling was a threat to our democratic form of government and constitutes a “judicial Putsch,” or secret power grab. He didn’t just say the majority was wrong or misguided; he essentially said they had conspired to overthrow our form of government. His position on the Court may have made it impossible to supply specifics. But one possible explanation of what he meant is that he saw a conflict-of-interest on the part of members of the majority, which required their recusal from the case.

Rather than investigate what Scalia is hinting at, our media have opened fire on Scalia for blowing the whistle on judicial corruption.

In fact, the push for gay marriage has been tainted by lies from the beginning. As Professor Paul Kengor notes, Obama himself was caught lying by his own adviser, David Axelrod, who now admits Obama favored gay marriage when he was publicly opposing it to get elected. “According to Axelrod,” Kengor told WorldNetDaily, “Obama supported gay marriage as far back as the mid-1990s, when he was an aspiring Chicago politician. He publicly suggested otherwise, however, in order to get votes, especially from African-Americans who rejected gay marriage in higher numbers than white Americans.”

Larwyn's Linx: Admission of Hillary’s classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers

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Admission of Hillary’s classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers: Times
Anything But Routine, Redux: In From the Cold
Bernie Sanders pulls in 10K for his “I’m not Hillary Clinton!” rally.: Moe Lane

Always Play On Offense: Erick Erickson
The Liberty to Take Liberties with Reality: Stuart Schneiderman
ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers : GWP

We are All Californians Now: Victor Davis Hanson
Avert Your Eyes and Hold Your Nose: Debra Saunders
Yes, SCOTUS, Congress wants to destroy our health care system: Larry Elder

Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal now a Hillary 2016 problem: William A. Jacobson
Jeb Bush Reveals His Anti-Israel Stance With Speech at Anti-Israel Conference: RWN
Gun-Grabbing Democrat Seeks Plea Deal for Arms Trafficking/Corruption: Bob Owens


Puerto Rico Goes Broke: John Hinderaker
What ‘Education’ Teaches: R.S. McCain
A tale of two debt crises: Is Puerto Rico America’s Greece?: Desmond Lachman

Scandal Central

Dozens of Hillary Emails Classified: Daniel Halper
Life in a Kleptocracy: The Z Man
RACISM: As a Mexican, I’m Offended at Obama Calling Us ‘GANGBANGERS'!: Sooper

Climate & Energy

Sustainability is the Left's New Code Word for Social Justice: Trey Sanchez


Fukuyama: Democracy is not going to survive if people do not want democracy: Claremont
Media Hide Facts, Call Everyone Else Racist Liars: Ann Coulter
Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her: Brian Maloney

Polygamy Is Here: RS
New York Times succinctly and unwittingly sums up Greece’s problem: Doug Powers
Walking While White – Family Of Victim David Poole: “He Will Not Recover”: Treehouse


Surprise! Obama's Lying To America About Iranian Compliance With Interim Deal: Lid
China Bans Islam And Says It Does Not Give A Darn To All The Cry Babies Who Complain: Shoebat
Obama has not severed his tied with the Muslim Brotherhood: JPost

Barack Obama BLOCKS SUPPORT to Kurds to Fight ISIS: GWP
Prelude to invasion? Russia to examine legality of Baltic States' 1991 independence: Marathon
UK: 100 Islamic supremacists each year spread hatred of the West at universities: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Credit Card Data Breach Confirmed At Trump Hotels: Chris Morran
It’s time to geek out over a new global bathymetric data set: Deep Sea News
What Did Galileo Invent?: Matt Wiliams


Daniel George, Teen-Aged Almanac Maker: Boston 1775
Unique pre-Civil War Brooklyn Atlantics card for sale: The History Blog
Mark Levin’s awesome response to Obama shutting down Redskins new stadium: Scoop

Image: In Vienna, John Kerry shows he's determined to overcome any obstacle to reach Iran nuclear deal
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Time for a real conservative: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "Does anyone really believe the Obamacare promises of quality, accessibility and low costs can be achieved while retaining our insurance-based system? Obamacare promised to add 30 million newly insured to Medicaid; force insurers to accept those with pre-existing illnesses; raise no taxes on the middle class to pay for it; force insurance carriers to allow “children” under the age of 26 to remain on their parents’ policy; allow you to keep your doctor and your plan — if you chose to; disallow carriers from “discriminating” against men and women in setting prices; save the “typical family” $2,500 in premiums; and not “raise the deficit by one dime.”

Even under Obama, there is no such thing as a free lunch. To pay for these government-imposed expenses, insurance carriers are seeking higher premiums while imposing higher deductibles and co-pays. Since health care is a “right,” since Obamacare was to be “affordable” and since the greedy, nasty insurance companies seek profits, the left will then say, “We have no alternative. Medicare for all!”

So, yes, Mr. Justice Roberts, Democrats who passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote absolutely seek “to destroy” and “not improve health insurance markets.” This is all according to plan." --Larry Elder

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: New Revelations From Hillary Clinton’s Latest Emails

I'm working my way through the latest Clinton email dump and there are several observations that stick out.

Hillary and her crew thought Barack Obama was a clueless amateur; "Journalist" David Broder of the Washington Post apparently allows Clinton ghost writers to pen his columns; disgraced, unindicted criminal Sandy Berger (of the shredded Top Secret Bill Clinton/Bin Laden memos) was a key adviser to Clinton; and, based upon the dozens and dozens of pages of fully redacted material, Granny Catlady was definitely sending and receiving tons of classified information through her compromised email server (which gives the feds the right to seize that box).

To wit:

Bonus Entertainment:

In Defense of Donald Trump (Not as a Presidential Candidate, But as Someone Willing to Break the Media Embargo)

Donald Trump is a self-promoting businessman, not a real presidential candidate. But he has, in the words of our favorite Bill Maher guest, broken through the media barrier as it relates to violent crimes committed by illegal aliens.

Here is the Los Angeles Police Department's list of "Most Wanted" criminal suspects:

-- Jesse Enrique Monarrez (murder),
-- Cesar Augusto Nistal (child molestation),
-- Jose A. Padilla (murder),
-- Demecio Carlos Perez (murder),
-- Ramon Reyes, (robbery and murder),
-- Victor Vargas (murder),
-- Ruben Villa (murder)

The full "Most Wanted" list doesn't get any better... There aren't a lot of Mexicans in New York state -- half of all Mexican immigrants in the U.S. live in either Texas or California -- and yet there are more Mexican prisoners in New York than there are inmates from all of Western Europe...

...The rate of rape in Mexico is even higher than in India, according to Professor Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas of El Colegio de Mexico... The only reason our newspapers aren't chockablock with reports of Latino sexual predators is that they are too busy broadcasting hoax news stories about non-existent gang-rapes by white men [like the Duke Lacross incident]...

DELIGHTFUL: New Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton a Huge Fan of Neo-Nazi, Hezbollah-Linked Author

The steady drip-drip-drip of Hillary Clinton's emails by the State Department appears to be an electronic version of Chinese Water Torture. Yesterday's release -- part of a monthly, rolling disclosure ordered by a federal judge sick of the Obama administration's stonewalling -- reveals that Hillary Clinton has a deep affection for a neo-Nazi kook.

...The issue with Max [Blumenthal] was whether Hillary could have Sidney as an advisor given Sidney [Blumenthal] ’s seeming support for Max’s antics, if not his anti-Israel agenda. Buzzfeed reported on the problem back in November 2013, Clinton Adviser Sid Blumenthal’s New Cause: His Son’s Anti-Israel Book…...

Max Blumenthal is toxic to any mainstream political candidate. Indeed, he’d be too toxic even to most left-wing candidates, his anti-Israel venom is so notorious.

Max’s anti-Israel conspiracy theories were a big hit with the Overland Park shooter. Liberal professor and author Eric Alterman termed Max’s book, Goliath, The Israel Haters Handbook... Recently, Max and a friend chased a German lawmaker into a bathroom because the lawmaker called them anti-Semites [see accompanying picture]...

[Now], the latest batch of Sidney’s emails shows that contrary to Hillary’s claim that she just received unsolicited advice, Sidney served a Svengali-like (or is it Rasputin-like) role in Hillary’s foreign policy thinking. Obama told Hillary to stay away from Sidney when it came to foreign policy, but Hillary seemed to be addicted to the long-time Clinton confidant...

...That would be issue enough, given Max’s desire to destroy Israel...

...As reported at The Washington Free Beacon, while Hillary was Secretary of State she approved of Max’s polemics in communications with Sidney:

Larwyn's Linx: Hillary Clinton Lives the High Life While Unpaid Staffers Struggle to Survive

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Hillary Lives the High Life as Unpaid Staffers Struggle to Survive: Andrew Stiles
How Obama's Actions Line Up Exactly With "Rules For Radicals": Scoop
The Real Goal of the Same-Sex Marriage Movement: Ben Shapiro

Liberty or Equality? Founding Fathers knew you can’t have both: Myron Magnet
The Dred Scotting of Religious Liberty: Jeffrey Lord
The Emissary: On the Trail with Rafael Cruz: Andy Kroll

No Truce With the Left: Sultan Knish
No, intentionalism didn’t kill the rule of law: Protein Wisdom
Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction: Walter Williams

NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio Wants to Make it Illegal to Smoke in Your Own Homes: Ace
Efforts to Draft Biden for 2016 Gain Steam: Andrew Desiderio
FBI investigating 11 attacks on San Francisco-area Internet lines: USA Today

And Chris Christie makes 14... It's not a horse race, it's a cavalry charge: WyBlog
Christie buys $300K of food & booze with NJ expense account: Mark Lagerkvist
If You Expect Chris Christie To Defend Your Second Amendment Rights, Think Again: Kevin Boyd


U.S. debt headed toward Greek levels: Jason Russell
The Warren Buffett Economy——Why Its Days Are Numbered (Part 4): David Stockman
Chicago Public Schools lays off 1,400 so it can make pension payment: Marathon

Scandal Central

Blumenthal's State Dept. role went far beyond Libya: Sarah Westwood
Ted Cruz on John Roberts: ‘He violated his oath,’ ‘he changed the law’: Times
Cruz: If you don’t like gay marriage judgment, you can just ignore it – it doesn’t apply to most states: Hot Air

Climate & Energy

On Global Warming: Follow the Money: John Hinderaker
EPA Raked Over the Coals: Betsy McCaughey
National Geographic: Yeah, Climate Change Part Of Reason For NC Shark Attacks: Cove


Elites vs. Us: William Murchison
The New Religious Wars: LI
VIDEO: How Well Do We Know Hillary Clinton?: NRO

New York Times: The Ultimate in Hypocrisy: John Hinderaker
Kurtz: Golly, the media have turned into an intolerant mob lately: Ed Morrissey
Mob of 50 Black Teens Storm Georgia Walmart, Destroy and Steal Store: RWN

Hillary’s Homes are a Shocker for Young Adults: Kim Quade
45 times Secretary Clinton pushed the trade bill she now opposes: Jake Tapper
George Will goes Medieval on Greece: Moe Lane


Revealed: Feds predicted surge of illegals, see another 127,000 this year: Paul Bedard
Total Number Of Syrian Rebels Obama Spending $500 Million To Train: “Fewer Than 100″: WZ
NYPD: Williamsburg Paintball Attacks Being Investigated as Pattern Of Bias Assaults: Mark Hirshberg

US Giving up on Military Inspections of Iran Nuke Sites: RS
Turkey Plans an Invasion of Syria: Michael J. Totten
This Is What World War III Will Look Like: P.W. Singer and August Cole

China crosses Obama’s cyber ‘red line’: Marc A. Thiessen
The World of Espionage in 2015: The XX Committee
OPM shuts down eQip system: Teri Robinson

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

It Is Time to Scrap the F-35 And Simply Begin Building Somewhat Updated F-15s Again: Ace
HP Sprout Is Perfect for Budding Artists: Mordechai Luchins
How do you solve a puzzle like neutrinos?: Lauren Biron


The Left’s Hatred of July Fourth Explained: Glob
The Awakening Of A Conservative: Springer's Blog
Debris from failed relationships litter New York prison escape: LAT

Image: Markets bounce on leaked Athens bailout memo
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "I’ve seen [this hatred of traditional Chiristians] among many liberals I know. I’m not talking about leftists, who tend to hate religion in general (unless they’re members of one of the aforementioned leftist-oriented churches, or unless the religion is Islam). For decades I’ve heard casual comments about how awful fundamentalist Christians are, and this is from liberal Christians themselves, or at least liberals who were born Christian. Conservative Christians now equal hatemongers in many people’s eyes, and so whatever is done against them legally will not, I predict, ruffle so many feathers.

I’m not a Christian. I’m not even especially socially conservative. But it will ruffle my feathers if it happens, and I believe it will happen." --Neo-neocon