Thursday, January 29, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: The Decline and Fall of Obama's America

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Nation

The Decline and Fall of Obama's America: Ben Stein
Just in Case You Didn't Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty: Leon Wolf
Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department: WFB

Scumbag Reid demands amendment votes he blocked for years: Guy Benson
Obama facing Democrat revolt over coddling Iran: RS
CBO: ObamaCare spends $50,000 per person who gets insured: The Week

Our *** President Drops His *** Proposal to Tax Savings of the Middle Class: Ace
Democratic Congressman: Strong GOP Support For Israel Due to Money: BuzzFeed
Pelosi: I hope Romney is the GOP nominee: Mike Lillis

Jindal: ‘That’s Not Immigration…That’s Colonization’: TR
As You Drive, So You Are Watched : NRO
Oops: Vermont senate leader pitches gun control at massive gun rally: Bruce Parker

Economy

The debt and deficit explained so even liberal progressives can understand it: Allen West
Follow the Money: Center for American Progress: Chris Walker
The Wreck Of The Monetary Hesperus: David Stockman

Scandal Central

This Is Not Your Grandma's Humane Society: SDA
WH Refuses to Release Time Records of Key Attorney in IRS Scandal Investigation: JW
AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group: GotNews (2014)

Climate & Energy

MIT Prof Calls Global Warming Alarmists a Cult: CI
Another Snow Job: Cal Thomas
Cubitat: 10-by-10-Foot Home: MB

Media

Multicultural Meltdown: James Jackson
When in Riyadh, Don’t Do as Royals Do: RWN
Everytown’s “Hiding In Plain Sight” Report Falsified Claims, May Spur Lawsuit: Bob Owens

CBS Omits AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Saying Illegals Have a Right to Work in America: MRC
Only CBS Notices Obama Abandoning College Savings Tax Amid Bipartisan Opposition: MRC
The message of School Choice Week: ‘Parents know better than bureaucrats’: Twitchy

World

Obama, Netanyahu And Congress: The Real Inside Story Raises Further Questions: Joshua
Iranian Military Repeatedly Threatens to Attack Israel: The Tower
General Keene: Al Qaeda In Iraq Intercept in 2008 Said, “This War Is Over – We Have Lost”: Nice Deb

Can Israel survive?: Victor Davis Hanson
Why Congress Won't Be to Blame If Nuclear Talks with Iran Fail: National Interest
Why Putin Will Lose: 20 Committee

Pentagon: 'Eventually There's Going to Have to Be a Fight for Mosul': CNS
ISIS has inadvertently sent Japan a blunt message: Militarize: The Week
Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba: Guardian

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Complies with Turkish Orders to Block Pages Insulting Islam: Andrew Johnson
Mozilla Deploying High-capacity Tor Middle Relays: Hacker News
This Flexible Skin Patch Could Use Friction to Power Your Wearables: Gizmodo

Cornucopia

D.C. Whispers: Bill Clinton Literally Hangs Up On Obama W.H.: Ulsterman
Historic Snow Jobs: MOTUS
Caption This! Why So Sad Jen?: Tammy Bruce

Image: Obama's Partner in Peace Iran Repeatedly Threatens to Attack Israel
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QOTD: "The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business. You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hillary Clinton think tank’ today,” but you were.

These companies are just two of many that you’ll likely recognize which were listed last week in the [radical, anit-American leftist group called] Center for American Progress’s (CAP) release of their 2014 corporate donors...

...The corporate money that funds CAP directly supports an overtly liberal agenda. Conservatives should take notices and contact companies like Apple, CitiGroup, Google, Mars, Microsoft, Walmart, Bank of America, Daimler, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, Time Warner, Visa, American Express, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coca-Cola, CVS, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Pearson, PG&E, Samsung, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo and ask some simple questions:

• Why did your company give to the Center for American Progress?
• What issues or values does the Center for American Progress share with your company?
• Will your company continue donating to this partisan/liberal group in 2015?" --Chris Walker

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Candy Crowley on the Koch Brothers!!1!!11!!

Courtesy of our summer intern, @BiffSpackle:


Backstory here.

DEE-LIGHTFUL: Iran and Hezbollah Grabbing M-1 Tanks Abandoned in Iraq by Obama

The question isn't: what could possibly go wrong electing a Marxist community organizer with no experience in the real world to the most powerful office in the world?

No. The question is: what could possibly go right?

A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State.

Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy.

The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq.

At one point in the video, a transport truck is shown carrying an M1 Abrams tank. The Hezbollah Brigades' flag is flying over the tank and other US-made vehicles. The M1, which is the main battle tank of the US Army, has been sold to and utilized by the Iraqi Army.

The screen shot above marks the first evidence of Iranian-backed militias having M1 tanks at their disposal. It is unclear if the Hezbollah Brigades seized the M1 from an Iraqi Army unit that dissolved in the face of the Islamic State's onslaught, or if the Iraqi military gave the militia the tank. Several Iraqi M1s have been photographed after being destroyed by the Islamic State.

The Hezbollah Brigades, or Kata'ib Hezbollah, receives funding, training, logistics, guidance, and material support from the Qods Force, the external operations wing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The radical militia has joined the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq. In addition, other Iranian-supported Shia militias, such as Asaib al Haq, Badr Organization, and Muqtada al Sadr's Promised Day Brigades have played a prominent role on the battlefield. these militias have played key rolls in securing Amerli, Baiji, and Jurf al Sakhar, and are on the forefront of the fighting in Diyala province.


Bill Roggio has the complete story.

It can be perfectly summarized by this administration's choice of slogans for its foreign policy initiatives. You know, Leading From Behind. Smart Power. And, lest we forget, Reset!.

These leftist dolts are going to get one hell of a lot of people killed when it's all said and done.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: A Completely Different Sense of the GOP’s ‘First Tier’

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Nation

A Completely Different Sense of the GOP’s ‘First Tier’: Jim Geraghty
State Department-Funded Group Bankrolling Anti-Bibi Campaign: WFB
Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan: Kimberly Dozier

Obamacare Vs. Cancer Cures: Betsy McCaughey
Gotham in the Russian-American SpyWar: 20 Committee
Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in 33 Minutes: Paula Bolyard

Levin: Maybe Jeb Realizes Immigration Position 'Just Not Flying': Breitbart
Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody : Charles C. W. Cooke
Wyoming legislators debate joining balanced budget compact: Trib

The Other Route to Control Guns: Sara Noble
New FBI Data Confirms 2014 Violent Crimes Down as Gun Sales Soar: BuzzPo
Choose To Refuse: Say “No” to PARCC/SBAC Testing: Michelle Malkin

Economy

America’s Middle Class Thrived After WWII and Died Under Obama: Mac Slavo
Illinois governor proposes right-to-work zones in state: Marathon
Numbers on Greece: Market Ticker

Expiration of Unemployment Benefits Drives Down Unemployment: MB
CBO Still Refuses to Score Obamacare, Ignores 15 Tax Hikes in Law: ATR
Who's running the Illinois Lottery? No one seems to know : Greg Hinz

Scandal Central

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program: CBS Denver
Report: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Panel: Breitbart
Quotes from House Benghazi Select Committee Hearing on Evidence Production: Sharyl Attkisson

Climate & Energy

EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming: Hot Air
Crazy Warmists Continue To Blame Blizzard On “Climate Change”: Cove
Coffee pods: The new eco-villain: Rosemary Counter

Media

Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias: Moe Lane
Liberal Jonathan Chait Pens Microgressive Triggering Attack on "Political Correctness": Ace
Transsexual Weirdo Rachel Levine Nominated to Be Pennsylvania Physician General: MB

The Leftist Way Of Thinking – Part 666: Camp o' the Saints
Flashback: The Story Of The Bergdahl Desertion And The Men Who Died Because Of It: WZ
Saudi Arabia’s State-Run TV Blurs Out Michelle Obama’s Face For Not Wearing Islamic Headscarf: WZ

World

On the Run: General Testifies that Al Qaeda Has Grown "Fourfold" In Last Five Years: Ace
How Iran Is Encircling the Gulf and Israel: Khaled Abu Toameh
A Dying Light: Blue Force Tracker

Adolf Eichmann hoped his ‘Arab friends’ would continue his battle against the Jews: Douglas Murray
Obama Sends Campaign Team to Israel to Defeat Netanyahu: TR
After the party, now the hangover: Greece faces run on its banks: Daily Mail

Photos Show China Military Buildup on Island Near Senkakus: Bill Gertz
Israel threatens Assad after Golan Heights rocket fire: Times of Israel
Pentagon Creates Essay Contest To Honor Saudi King, Muslim World: WAW

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by Comcast: Verge
Leatherman's new steel tool bracelet is a work of art: PoliceOne
YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default: Rich McCormick

Cornucopia

Your Complete Guide To The Watches Of United States Presidents: Hodinkee
Random Thoughts: Thomas Sowell
The Truth Will Set You Free: Springer's Blog

Image: Leatherman's new steel tool bracelet is a work of art
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QOTD: "Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis took a stance Tuesday against the release or transfer of prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

The policy should be that “when we take them, we hold them” until hostilities have ended, Mattis said in response to questions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

President Obama has renewed his efforts to close Guantanamo by transferring or releasing the remaining 122 prisoners, but Mattis said there was too much risk that those released would return to the battlefield.

...The failure of the White House to develop a “new security architecture” for the Mideast has left the region in constant turmoil and put the U.S. in the position “where our influence is at its lowest point in four decades,” Mattis said." --Richard Sisk

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LEADING FROM BEHIND UPDATE: Iranian General Brags That Iran's Borders Now Reach Yemen

Wasn't it just a few months ago that Generalissimo Obama stated that Yemen was a strong, stable ally against terrorism?

Why, yes. Yes, it was.

So it was utterly predictable that this would happen:

Following the gains of the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, an official in the Iranian Army says that Iran’s borders reach today the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.

Brigadier General Baqir Zada said in a press conference (Arabic link):

“Iran’s Borders don’t reach only the Shalamja region – the border area between Al-Ahwaz and Iraq – but to the Yemeni capital Sanaa.”

“The Houthis victory in Yemen was not an easy victory. This is not a normal routine event in the region, but this is a historic victory for the Iranian Islamic revolution.”

Zada also took the opportunity to attack the Gulf states and other Arab countries:

“The options of the Gulf states against Iran’s plan were reduced. There is no longer Saddam in Iraq or Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Iran can reach places which Arab leaders never dreamed of them, through the effect it has on the Islamic peoples rebelling against oppression in the Islamic world.”


As Ted Cruz so eloquently put it in The Washington Times, "Yemen’s collapse demonstrates Obama’s foreign policy failures."


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

FLASHBACK: NYC Mayor Warns of Impending Weather Catastrophe

In truth, it's actually The Onion, but it sounds like De Blasio:

NEW YORK—As a major winter storm continued its advance toward New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio advised residents Monday to make peace with whatever higher power they call God, for all shall meet their death in the coming tempest.

“The furious hoarfrost bearing down upon us knows neither mercy nor reason, and all within the five boroughs will perish, cowering in their brittle dwellings,” said de Blasio, adding that none would find succor from the gale save those favored by providence to pass quietly in their sleep.

“This shall be a tempest the likes of which has never been glimpsed by man or beast. Clutch your babes close to your breast and take small comfort in knowing that they will howl for but a few hours before death becalms them forever.” De Blasio added that, barring an unexpected intensification in the storm, normal subway and bus service would resume Wednesday.

Or, as Chris Christie might say, "Get the hell off the beach!"

COULD'VE BEEN HIS SON: Denver Police Searching for Shooting Suspect Known as "Baby Obama"

So says CBS 4 in Denver:

Police in Denver would like the public’s help locating a suspect in an aggravated robbery and shooting.

According to police, the suspect in the crime has been identified as Zachary Bowyer, 21, who is only known to some people by the name “Baby Obama.”

The robbery occurred on Dec. 22. No other details were released.

Bowyer should be considered armed and dangerous.

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.


The President was reported to have remarked, "You know, if I had a son, he would look like Zachary."

Not really.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

AMERICAN SNIPER: Gary Sinise Destroys Lying Crackpot Howard Dean

By James Simpson

Perhaps we should give Howard Dean a break. He is a serial liar and goes off on unhinged rants based on "facts" with no more connection to reality than Disneyland. His behavior can often only be described as lunatic. So perhaps we should just pity the obviously deranged man, say a prayer for him to be restored to sanity, or at least the proper balance of meds.

Anyway, feeling it necessary to weigh in on the great American film, "American Sniper," Dean said, “There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry.” He added, “I bet you if you looked at the cross-section of the tea party and people who see this movie there’s a lot of intersection...”

Now before we react, let's remember that "American Sniper" is a movie about the heroic acts and hardships faced by Chris Kyle, our nation's top-rated sniper. It accurately portrays his anguish about duty to country vs duty to his family. I can guarantee you Howard Dean never suffered such conflicts. Dean, like most Democrats, is only anguished when not getting his way - and collapses in episodes of screaming and temper tantrums when this happens. He's a spoiled, selfish yuppie without the charm.

Actor Gary Sinise, who has done a lot for America's veterans, had a quick response to Dean that was priceless:

TREASON: White House Reported to be Fighting Desertion Charges Against Bowe Bergdahl

By Investor's Business Daily

Transparency: The administration is said to be hiding for reasons of damage control a report on the soldier we traded five Taliban leaders for. Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers have already been given a charge sheet for desertion.

Both Fox News and now NBC News have reported that Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. "I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney has been given what we call a charge sheet," retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a respected military analyst, told Fox's Bill O'Reilly on Monday. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski quoted senior defense officials on Tuesday as saying charges could be referred within a week.

"A charge sheet is the results of investigation listing out the articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that have been violated," Shaffer e xplained. "The key violation is desertion."

Shaffer, an analyst with the London Center for Policy Research, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in the cover-up of administration malfeasance in the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, has been laboring to keep this information under wraps as long as possible, perhaps to be included later in one of those Friday data dumps the administration is famous for.

We'd be stunned if any other decision were reached, for the uncontestable fact is that Bergdahl walked away from his combat post in 2009 in a time of war, leaving behind his weapon, his gear and his fellow soldiers. At least six soldiers were reported to have been killed in operations looking for him. He was not out for a walk to relieve stress or clear his head.

Larwyn's Linx: Importing Jihad – 2.3 Million Muslim Immigrants are Coming To America

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Nation

Importing Jihad – 2.3 Million Muslim Immigrants To America: Geroge Rasley
Terror Mosques Seek to Suppress Radicalization Study: WeaponsMan
Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic: Uzay Bulut

CBO: Deficits To Explode As Obama Leaves Office: Conn Carroll
Congressional GOP Seeks to Achieve Success Through Cowardice: Leon Wolf
Top Communist Admits How CPUSA Uses the Democrat Party: Loudon

Senator Cruz Proposes Bill Blocking Return of ISIS Jihadists to US: VDARE
Kudos to Congress and Netanyahu: David Limbaugh
Why Netanyahu is right to go around Obama to Congress: Marc A. Thiessen

Illegal Alien Felon Kills American for No Particular Reason: MB
Nope, No Death Panels. Sarah Palin is a Kook: iOTWreport
The Kochs put a price on 2016: $889 million: Politico

Economy

Rick Perry’s Texas responsible for US job creation: RS
How Capitalism Dies : Bill Bonner
Pensions Hobble Police Hiring in San Diego: Toluse Olorunnipa

Scandal Central

“DOJ Watergate… Or Worse” Criminal Conspiracy Allegations Strike Highest Levels of DOJ: Bob Owens
Judicial Watch Obtains State Department DSCC Records on Terrorist Attack on Benghazi: JW
Obama AG nominee Loretta Lynch quietly dropped civil forfeiture case 1 week before hearings: ACC

Report: Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion: Twitchy
IRS Hires Same Firm that Botched the Obamacare Rollout: RS
Obamacare costs $50,000 per taxpayer: InfoWars

Climate & Energy

Troll fest: Obama administration now picking a fight with Republicans over Alaska drilling: Noah Rothman
Global Swarming: Sondrakistan
In This State: For state snowplow drivers, life in the cab is a rough adventure: VT Digger

Media

Charlie Hebdo killers should NOT be called 'terrorists', claims BBC executive: DailyMail
"Free Speech Has to Include the Right to Insult Islam": Mark Steyn
Jim Gaffigan roasts ‘American Sniper’ critics with one EPIC tweet: YC

Classy Obama chews, spits out Nicorette gum in India: FAM
What the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You to Know About PEGIDA: Breitbart
Early Photos of #Snowmageddon2015: Glob

World

Russia: Doing The Math On Ukrainian Conquest: StrategyPage
General Boasts That Iran’s Borders Now Reach Yemen: The Tower
3 Russians charged in Cold War-style spy scheme: Fox

Report: Top Obama Campaign Official Helping Fight Netanyahu In Israeli Elections: WZ
Obama vetoed Israeli sale of helicopters to Nigeria to help fight Boko Haram: JPost
Islam Deniers: Sondrakistan

Holocaust survivors’ 70 years of trauma: ‘I could cry nonstop, even now’: Telegraph
Holocaust Memorial Day: remembering the horror of Auschwitz 70 years on: Telegraph
Erdogan Loses Big – Kurdish Fighters Remove ISIS From Kobane – Kurds Declare Victory: Treehouse

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google hands staff emails to US government : Guardian
IBM’s reorg-from-Hell launches next week: Robert X. Cringely
Smart Kegel exerciser can hurt women as much as it helps: Engadget

Cornucopia

Happy Anniversary, Bill!: iOTWreport
GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief: MOTUS
Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books: C&S

Image: Holocaust survivors’ 70 years of trauma: ‘I could cry nonstop, even now’
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QOTD: "After learning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had accepted an invitation to address a joint session of Congress about the need for new sanctions to stop Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration went . . . well, nuclear.

One “senior American official” threatened Netanyahu, telling the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” Meanwhile a “source close to [Secretary of State John] Kerry” told The Post that the “secretary’s patience is not infinite” and that “playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.”

...Using anonymous officials to attack Netanyahu is nothing new. Unnamed officials have called him “chickens---,” “recalcitrant,” “myopic,” “reactionary,” “obtuse,” “blustering,” “pompous,” and “Aspergery” — all to one journalist (Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, who keeps a running list)...

...Obama can afford a bad deal because, as that anonymous official put it, he has a year and a half left to his presidency. The people of Israel, on the other hand, will have to live with the consequences long after Obama is gone." --Marc A. Thiessen