Thursday, March 05, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: Obama to Adopt the Power for Taxation for Himself

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Nation

Obama to Adopt the Power for Taxation for Himself: Keith Koffler
Basic Cable: Mark Steyn
The Cure For The GOP Betrayal On Amnesty? It’s The Primaries, Stupid!: CHQ

The audacity of weakness: Victor Davis Hanson
Did Hillary Commit a Felony?: Shannen Coffin
Obama's War on Transparency: NB

Curiouser and curiouser….: And Still I Persist
Where Was Hillary?: FreeLight
They're Coming To Take Me Away: Bergheim Follies

Open Borders: 7 of 8 Mexican Cartels Operating in Texas: Sara Noble
Jeb Bush: The Leading Anti-Conservative Candidate: Politichicks
With Hillary Imploding, Now Traveling to Caucus State Iowa Is... Al Gore: Ace

Economy

IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegals Who Never Paid Taxes: Gretawire
110,000 Illegal Immigrants Get California Driver’s Licenses In 7 Weeks: LI
HHS Shifts Money From Cancer To Pay For Health Insurance Exchange: Kaiser

Scandal Central

Emailgate May Be the Final Scandal to Sink Hillary Clinton: Jim Hoft
Hacker Reveals Contents from Hillary’s Private E-Mails and Shows Who She Was Talking To: IJR
Bigger Question: Did Hillary use unsecured email for Classified Info?: LI

Federal judge blasts EPA: Stop insulting me with your lies: Jeff Dunetz
Texas Gov. Abbott: White House Misled Federal Judge - Contempt of Court : Scoop
Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails: JW

Climate & Energy

Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off: Larry Elder
Media Ignores UN Climate Chief Who Says Global Warming is ‘My Religion’ : RWN
Wyoming Now to Indoctrinate School Kids in Global Warming: RWN

Media

Holder Admits ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Claim Was Bogus: Neil Munro
Hillary Clinton leaked e-mail story to New York Times before tweet: FAM
RNC: America Can't Trust Clinton: RightPundit

Going Bananas: A Case Study in Media-Manufactured Racism: Michelle Malkin
Krauthammer: Obama’s “Pettiness” Turned Netanyahu Speech into “the Speech of the Decade”: FreeLight
A flustered Marie Harf is grilled on Clinton’s private email: LI

Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?: NB
MSNBC: Hillary Personal Email Use at State ‘Staggering’, ‘Shocking’ and ‘Ridiculous’: WFB
Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert Mocks Mother of Benghazi Hero; Deletes Tweet: Sooper

World

Attacker in South Korea slashes U.S. ambassador’s face: Times
Four Rival Factions Pick Over Syria’s Bones: Jonathan Spyer
Unprecedented: Nobel Peace Prize chair who oversaw Obama award demoted: RT

Israeli Politicians Across Spectrum Express Concern About Emerging Iran Nuke Deal: The Tower
Imam Who Said Ayaana Hirsi Ali Deserved Death Penalty Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Prisoners: Yahoo!
Europe must be pushed to fight the endemic scourge of anti-Semitism: Skip Grinberg & Gregg Roman

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Folly of Scientism : Austin L. Hughes, The New Atlantis
Goodyear’s Concept Tires Shift Shapes and Generate Electricity: Automnews
Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures: Phys.Org

Cornucopia

Crossing the Rubicon: MOTUS
My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online: Gawker
Vince Vaughn uses stock photo gag to promote Unfinished Business: Cult of Mac

Image: Goodyear’s Concept Tires Shift Shapes and Generate Electricity
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QOTD: "We're now being told [by the Republican leadership]: hey, relax, this whole illegal-executive-action amnesty thing can be left to the courts - just like Obamacare.

Hmm. The impressively rubber-jointed contortions of a constitutional court are one of the differences between America and most of the rest of the west, and they are not without their entertainment value. But they seem less and less relevant as the ruling party's contempt for law grows ever more open. At the dawn of the Obama era, Americans used to be warned that, if they weren't careful, they'd wind up like Europe. But, whatever one feels about it ideologically, the Swedes come by their Big Government more or less honestly. America seems to have bypassed Continental social democracy and gone full-blown Latin-American banana republic" --Mark Steyn

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

REPORTS: Hillary's Use of Covert Email System to Skirt Subpoenas May Constitute a Felony

Geriatric oligarch hacks hardest hit.

The Federal Records Act requires the preservation of any official “record,” which is defined functionally to require preservation whenever a record relates to the performance of a federal official’s duties. There is little question that Hillary Clinton was conducting official business on her private e-mail account...

...the law as it existed before Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, were codified by National Archives Regulations in 2009, which required that any records created on private e-mail accounts must be saved to the federal-records system. And Congress confirmed that in 2013, by adopting a prohibition on the use of private e-mail, unless the employee forwards to or copies an official e-mail account within 60 days of the record’s creation...

...Mrs. Clinton did something here that went well beyond occasional or incidental use of private e-mail accounts. She eschewed the use of an official account entirely, and deliberately established a private e-mail account, apparently maintained on a server in the Clintons’ New York home. As a result, her e-mails were at no time during her tenure in office subject to the Federal Records Act ...

[Despite scores] of Freedom of Information Act requests that would have implicated her e-mails[,] they were never searched, even though a reasonable search of all responsive federal records must be made in response to FOIA requests. And the records would have been relevant to congressional inquiries as well, including continuing investigations of the Benghazi attacks.

Why does that matter? Well, a federal criminal law makes it a felony when any custodian of official government records “willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same.” The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison. And interestingly, Congress felt strongly enough about the crime that it included the unusual provision that the perpetrator shall “forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”

I suspect that Lanny Davis just let loose a little dinky in his trunks.

As Flyovercountry observes, "Her crime, my fellow gentle snow flakes, had little to do with email, although that was the vehicle which she used to commit her transgression. Her crime was establishing a subpoena-proof system to hide her dealings on behalf of a public which has a legal right to know what their servant is up to, even before she held the job for which said email was to be used. She committed a covert act, three days before her confirmation hearing to cover up a crime she hadn’t even committed yet, but clearly was planning on committing in the very near future. The holder of the Guinness Wold Book of Records most sleazy crook has witnessed the exploits of Hillary Clinton and declared, “Hell’s Bells, that’s some sleazy stuff!”


Hat tip: BadBlue News

Obama EPA Chief Can’t Say Whether Climate Models Were False Or Not

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) grilled EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier today and solicited a stunning admission.

Sessions: “When we go to our states, the group we have the most complaints about from our constituents—whether it’s highway people, whether it’s farmers, whether it’s energy people—is the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s an [agency of] extraordinary overreach. And you apparently are unaware of the pushback that’s occurring in the real world… So now you say that we’ve got a crisis and there are dangers out there. Let me ask you this. There was an article from Mr. [Bjorn] Lomborg… from the Copenhagen Institute. He says, along with Dr. Pielke from Colorado, that we’ve had fewer droughts in recent years. Do you dispute that?”

McCarthy: “I don’t know in what context he’s making statements like that…”

Sessions: “What about hurricanes. Have we had more or less hurricanes in the last decade?” …

McCarthy: “In terms of landing those hurricanes on land, I cannot answer that question. It’s a very complicated issue.”

Sessions: “It’s not complicated on how many have landed. We’ve had a dramatic reduction in the number. We’ve gone a decade without a hurricane [Category] 3 or above… Would you acknowledge that over the last 18 years, that the increase in temperature has been very little, and that it is well below, matter of fact 90 percent below most of the environmental models that showed how fast temperature would increase?” …

McCarthy: “I do not know what the models actually are predicting that you are referring to…”

Sessions: “This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency—who should know more than anybody else in the world, who is imposing hundreds of billions of dollars in cost to prevent this climate temperature increase—doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong.”


Hat tip: Stephen.

Chuck Jones' Rules for Writing the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote

This is great:



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Most Transparent Administration Ever Suffers Curious Epidemic of Disappearing Email Systems, Crashed Hard Drives and Lost Backup Tapes

Remember when Barack Obama promised his would be the "most open and transparent administration ever"?

Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Good times, good times.


Disappearing email systems:

A week before becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system that gave her a high level of control over communications, including the ability to erase messages completely, according to security experts who have examined Internet records.

Here's why unions despise right-to-work

By Jason Hart

Have you ever wondered why labor unions are so strongly opposed to right-to-work laws?

Watch this brief video and wonder no more.

Larwyn's Linx: Boehner’s Surrender On DHS Funding Is The Beginning Of The End Of His Speakership

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Nation

Boehner Surrender On DHS Marks Beginning Of The End Of His Speakership: HayRide
Replace John Boehner as House Speaker: RS
Republicans That are Unfit for Office in the House of Representatives: Jen Kuznicki

Bibi’s Speech—The Real Fallout: Roger L. Simon
Nancy Pelosi Throws Temper Tantrum: Joel Gehrke
White House sort of admits that this Hillary email thing has legs: Moe Lane

Cave: Hot Air
DHS funding bill passes on Democrat votes: RS
The Constitution has Failed: Leon Wolf

The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy: Ben Shapiro
Prime time for Scott Walker, whether he’s ready or not: Jonah Goldberg
Another Cuomo Fail: Murders, Shootings Up in NYC: Rusty Weiss

Economy

Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle: Patrick Thibodeau
Illinois Pension Plans 39% Funded – Taxpayers On the Hook: UnionWatch
Right-to-Work Sweeps Midwest, Heads for Passage in Wisconsin: Mish

Scandal Central

Obama Announces His Plans to Nationalize Local and State Law Enforcement: Steven Ahle
Trey Gowdy Says He’s Going After Hillary Clinton’s Personal Emails on Benghazi : Blaze
Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Draws Scrutiny: TSG

IRS Defends Allowing Illegal Aliens To Get Retroactive Tax Breaks Under Obama Amnesty: WZ
"Huge" just turned into "super huge": Ace
Petraeus Gave 'Black Books' Full of Spy Secrets to Mistress: Max

Media

House Dems Declare Victory: “Boehner Backed Down! We Did It!”: WZ
Mark Levin Hammers Feinstein Over Recent Comments Lobbed Against Benjamin Netanyahu: IJR
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He’s a “White Policeman from Ferguson”: GWP

GOP's Failure Theater: Ace
Gee, Lanny Davis seems a little on edge about this Hillary Clinton email thing: Doug Powers
CPAC’s Best & Worst Dressed 2015 Edition: Olastyle Hawatmeh

World

First They Came for the Jews: Ben Shapiro
Obama, the godfather of prefabricated revolutions in the Arab World, one of the worst presidents: Hooben
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable': Reuters

Obama's Failure: Stephen F. Hayes
Bibi Changes the Debate: Dick Morris
Saudi Arabia Gives Top Award to Prominent Hate Preacher: Clarion

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How CoreLogic splits data and IT: ITnews
How big are the biggest monster stars?: EarthSky
New POS Malware Uses Mailslots to Avoid Detection: ThreatPost

Cornucopia

'79 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Muslim Purchase of Presidency: Pat Dollard
Me and My Shadow: MOTUS
Cheap Home Security Plan: Feral Irishman

Image: Bibi’s Speech—The Real Fallout
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QOTD: "...if we’re successful negotiating, then in fact this will be the best deal possible to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Nothing else comes close. Sanctions won’t do it. Even military action would not be as successful as the deal that we have put forward." --Barack Obama, father of Syria's "Red Line" and the "Jay Vee Team" (ISIS)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Pro-Nuclear Iran Democrats Throw Temper Tantrums Over Netanyahu's Magnificent Address to Congress

Perhaps because it highlights the contrast between a leader and a community agitator with extremely questionable motives.

A senior administration official told CNN that Netanyahu’s address was “all rhetoric.”

“Literally, not one new idea,” the official told CNN. “Not one single concrete alternative. All rhetoric, no action.”

...The White House expressed its displeasure with the appearance by word and deed, dispatching Vice President Joe Biden on an overseas trip that meant he did not fill his customary seat behind the House rostrum during the speech. Nor did Netanyahu meet at the White House with Obama on his trip to the United States.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel was among those in attendance for Netanyahu’s speech.

The dessicated oligarch known as Nancy Pelosi also stormed out in a huff after a perceived affront, with her face following closely behind.

SCORCHING: Top 20 Quotes from Netanyahu's Address to Congress

Churchillian.

20. For those who believe that Iran threatens the Jewish state, but not the Jewish people, listen to Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, Iran's chief terrorist proxy. He said: If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world.

19. Iran's regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. The 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were but a fraction of the 60 million people killed in World War II. So, too, Iran's regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world.

18. Just last week, near Hormuz, Iran carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. That's just last week, while they're having nuclear talks with the United States. But unfortunately, for the last 36 years, Iran's attacks against the United States have been anything but mock. And the targets have been all too real.

17. Iran took dozens of Americans hostage in Tehran, murdered hundreds of American soldiers, Marines, in Beirut, and was responsible for killing and maiming thousands of American service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.

16. ...two years ago, we were told to give President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif a chance to bring change and moderation to Iran. Some change. Some moderation... Rouhani's government hangs gays, persecutes Christians, jails journalists and executes even more prisoners than before.

15. Last year, the same Zarif who charms Western diplomats laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone ask him a question about that.

14. Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.

FLAT BUSTED: Hillary Clinton's Criminal Activities Must Disqualify her from the Presidency

By Investor's Business Daily

Scandal: The former secretary of state's use of a personal account to exclusively conduct government business and to protect her political future in violation of the law ought to disqualify her from the presidency.

'Witch hunts" sometimes find a witch, and those who dismissed the establishment of the House Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as just another witch hunt are eating their words.

The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times.

Clinton's use of this personal account explains why investigations of the Benghazi terrorist attack — and her culpability in our diplomatic mission's vulnerability there, the failure to heed warnings and the cover-up afterward — failed to find much email evidence of her direct involvement.

According to the Times, Clinton never used her official government email account at all. What's more, she used exclusively one set up on the day of her Senate confirmation as secretary of state. This indicates premeditation in an attempt to deceive the American people by someone determined to fulfill her ambition to be the first woman to sit in the Oval Office.

The Times said that Clinton's aides made no attempt to systematically preserve her emails on government servers as required by the Federal Records Act. Team Hillary is now trying to use the excuse that they thought their government recipients would archive the emails and that was thought to be good enough.

Instead, Clinton's aides carefully culled the emails to find which ones contained no information damaging to her political future, and only these would be turned over to the State Department to be archived.

Larwyn's Linx: Barack Obama’s Executive Amnesty is Much, Much Worse than You Think

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Nation

Obama’s Executive Amnesty is Much, Much Worse than You Think: Leon Wolf
Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan: Neil Munro
Now Obama Claiming He’ll Raise Taxes By Executive Order: Warner Todd Huston

Boehner looks for a life line… from the Democrats: RS
Boehner Declares War on Conservative Congressmen: Erick Erickson
Boehner: President Has Acted 'Far Beyond His Constitutional Authority': CNS

A Fundamental Problem with a Jeb Presidency (and a Hillary one): Erick Erickson
Dr. Strange-Rice Loves the Idea of Iran Acquiring the Bomb: Ed Driscoll
Anti-AIPAC Protesters Hoist Hezbollah Flag, Call for End of Israel: Caleb Howe

DHS Funding Mess Could Signal Twilight For Charlie Brown GOP: HayRide
What Is at Stake in the King v. Burwell Case?: Signal
Support For Permitless “Constitutional Carry” Of Handguns Surges: Bob Owens

Economy

IRS Says Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Tax Credits: Melissa Quinn
Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Creates More “Paying” Patients: ACC
Parents Stage Common Core Sit-Out: AmInt

Scandal Central

Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State: Doug Mataconis
Why Is A Private Equity Firm Linked to Hillary Clinton’s Email?: GotNews
54 terrorist-supporting Democrats not attending Netanyahu speech: FAM

Climate & Energy

Judge To EPA: Stop Lying And Stop Anti-Conservative Discrimination: Jeff Dunetz
Court rips EPA over FOIA dodge: Amy Miller
Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air: WUWT

Media

Meet the Man Who Exposed the Obamacare “Stupidity of the American Voter” Videos: Attkisson
Perpetual Grievance: “queer theory” linked with illegal immigration.: Heather Mac Donald
Will The Media Investigate Hillary’s Emails As Enthusiastically As They Did Palin’s?: Glob

Gallup: Big Jump in Netanyahu Approval in United States: WFB
New Worldwide Poll: Huge Number of People Don’t Believe Holocaust Actually Happened: IJR
Mark Levin rips the crap out of Peter King and boy he deserved it: Scoop

World

What Is Israel to Do?: David Solway
Netanyahu must speak: The world must understand the meaning of ‘Never Again’: Robert Heller
Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal: MEMRI

Iran Poses an Existential Threat to Western Civilization: Lauri B. Regan
ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts: David Mack
ISIS Threatens Tennessee Professor: CI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Deadly Bacteria Escapes Lab in ‘Disturbing’ Incident: Blaze
The First Detailed Image of the World's Smallest Known Life-form: Gizmodo
Hands-on with the Lenovo Pocket Projector: AndroidAuthority

Cornucopia

Tomorrow’s Post Today: Because It’s Time To Panic!: MOTUS
The Three Reasons American Gun Owners Won’t Surrender Their Guns: Robert Farago
Toronto police ID builders of mystery tunnel; no criminal intent found: MacLean's

Image: "When he’s not grabbing arms or poking eyes, Woodbury is the Big Ten’s sixth best offensive rebounder"
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QOTD: "Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.

Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.

It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton’s advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department." --Michael S. Schmidt