Moonbattery » Massachusetts Prevents Conservatives From Adopting Children: "Our left-wing rulers have crossed the Rubicon into pure evil by advancing homosexual adoption, with easily foreseeable results (e.g., here, here, and here). But liberal tolerance doesn’t extend to everyone. Progressive officials weed out parents with conservative values who might not participate in their depraved social engineering schemes:
A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it."
Monday, September 30, 2013
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Bookworm Room » The downsides of a government shutdown: "The downsides of a government shutdown"
Posted by Bob at 11:10 PM
The elusive Plan C | Power Line: "THE ELUSIVE PLAN C"
Richard Watson · Top Commenter · Lawyer at Richard F. Watson, P.A.
I recently read "A People's Tragedy." I commend it to one and all. I took away many good historical concepts from Figue's masterpiece. The one which is particularly applicable to our current state: The Mensheviks and other opposition parties believed that they should let the Bolsheviks have their way as their programs would collapse of their own accord. Finally after 20 to 50 million dead and 80 years later, the Bolsheviks collapsed proving the Mensheviks to be correct. At present the Republican elites are advocating a Menshevik strategy. Hopefully we won't have to suffer as much while we wait for everything to cave in on its own accord. Hopefully we can also successfully counter the scapegoating the Democrats will launch on us when their policies fail.
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Senior Treasury Dept Officials Knew of IRS Targeting in Spring 2012, Documents …: "IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Senior Treasury Dept Officials Knew of IRS Targeting in Spring 2012, Documents Suggest. “New documents are raising questions about when senior Treasury Department officials, including deputy treasury secretary Neal Wolin and even former treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, learned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups. They suggest top brass at the Treasury Department may have been aware of the scandal in spring of 2012, a year before it became public.” One can only presume that they knew, and didn’t mind.
Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 2:31 pm"
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Laugh ’til you cry … [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "Laugh ’til you cry …"
It looks like we have here a Darleen double Click, eh?
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The threat to our nation … [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "The threat to our nation …"
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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Bruce Schneier Discusses the NSA Documents | MIT Technology Review: "Basically, the average user is screwed. You can’t say “Don’t use Google”—that’s a useless piece of advice. Or “Don’t use Facebook,” because then you don’t talk to your friends, you don’t get invited to parties, you don’t get laid. It’s like libertarians saying “Don’t use credit cards”; it just doesn’t work in the real world. The Internet has become essential to our lives, and it has been subverted into a gigantic surveillance platform. The solutions have to be political. The best advice for the average person is to agitate for political change."
Posted by Bob at 6:03 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cruzade: Defunding Effort Nearing 30 Votes in Senate: "The Senate GOP Leadership is against the Cruz and Lee move. Sens. Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, the top 2 GOP leaders in the Senate, are actively urging Senators to vote against Cruz and Lee and support cloture on the CR. In other words, they want to move the bill further in the process, which they know will allow Reid to restore ObamaCare funding.
According to Hill sources, over 20 GOP Senators are set to buck Leadership on Friday and reject this procedural game, by voting against cloture. By some accounts, up to 30 Senators could vote against GOP Leadership, which would represent an existential crisis within the caucus. McConnell and Cornyn have publicly put their reputations on the line. If more than half the caucus votes against them, the center of power within the Senate Republicans will have shifted. "
Cruz Goes After Media "Silliness" | National Review Online: "He also suggested that Republicans who vote for cloture on the CR tomorrow — and there should be a lot — will try to convince their constituents that they’re voting against Obamacare.
“And that claim is simply not true,” he said. “If a ‘yes’ vote on cloture tomorrow was a vote against Obamacare, then why will Harry Reid and every single Democrat vote ‘yes’?”"
Posted by Bob at 10:08 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
“The Real Fake Filibuster” | protein wisdom: "Is it a filibuster or not? Apparently this depends on who is speaking. In 2010, socialist senator Bernie Sanders performed precisely the same trick that Ted Cruz has over the past twenty-plus hours: He asked for permission to make a long speech that doesn’t actually “delay or block” a piece of legislation. Back then, though, Sanders was a filibustering hero. Buzzfeed reported rather breathlessly that: Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is being a badass today and doing a real filibuster of the Obama tax cuts to counteract the bullshit fake filibusters everyone else has been trying to pull recently. Actually, “badass” Sanders was doing a fake filibuster. This, of course, is fine. But we should expect some consistency. That is to say that if Sanders’s filibuster was “real,” then so is Cruz’s; if it was a “bullshit fake” filibuster, then so is Cruz’s. Buzzfeed, however, has other ideas today: Sen. Ted Cruz has now held the Senate floor for 19 hours in a faux filibuster. pic.twitter.com/GgspEe4nTs"
Posted by Bob at 10:32 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Food Stamp Nation | Zero Hedge: "From the art of selling excess food stamp dollars at the end of each month, to JP Morgan profiting from the program as a line of business, Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger introduces the following micro-documentary on the rise of our food stamp nation. Produced by Future Money Trends, this video covers it all, exposing the dismal and far-reaching consequences to society."
Posted by Bob at 9:23 PM
Images of Free Speech in America | The Current-Anchor: "In 2013, in Obama’s “fundamentally transformed” America, we’re rapidly approaching the point at which more people may think of this image, captured from a video of a Maryland town hall meeting concerning the imposition of national Common Core standards on public schools (with many private schools following suit): The background (as the video and coverage suggest) is that an informational forum was proceeding with canned soft-ball questions in a dog-and-pony show of insiders, and at least one parent stood to express more targeted concerns. He was literally dragged and pushed out of the event. If the American media were doing its job, this image would be on the cover of every newspaper and “news magazine” in the country. “Don’t tase me bro” was pushed into the national lexicon in 2007 when a college student moved a town hall with Democrat John Kerry to the topic of George Bush’s secret college society and was dragged out and tasered."
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Instapundit » Blog Archive » NOW ON YOUTUBE: My InstaVision interview with Texas Tea Party congressional candidate Katrina Piers…: "NOW ON YOUTUBE: My InstaVision interview with Texas Tea Party congressional candidate Katrina Pierson.
Her website is KatrinaForCongress.com.
Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 6:50 pm"
Umm ... no. I don't think she's a racist...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Twitter / lessgovnow: Lamestream media gun philosophy ...: "Lamestream media gun philosophy in a nutshell. pic.twitter.com/IBQn2ChSKo"
How long do you suppose it will be before Al Qaeda finally figures it out?
Posted by Bob at 10:44 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Watch Rand Paul's Response to President Obama's Syria Speech - Hit & Run : Reason.com: "In a speech to the nation tonight, President Obama made his case for keeping the threat of force against Syria on the table. A little while later, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the most outspoken congressional critics of Obama's push for strikes in Syria, offered his response. Watch below: "
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Instapundit » Blog Archive » RICHARD FERNANDEZ: Olympus Has Fallen. “Putin has taken Barack Obama’s Narrative apart and hande…: "RICHARD FERNANDEZ: Olympus Has Fallen. “Putin has taken Barack Obama’s Narrative apart and handed him the smoking pieces in a bucket. Barry doesn’t even know how it happened, nor are his advisers any the wiser. Maybe it was a video. . . . It remains to be seen whether Washington has the institutional depth to reconstitute itself in a crisis. But reconstitute it must. The current team in the White House is broken. Change must come if there is to be hope.”How can you have a brain that small and still remember to feed yourself? It's good to have a butler I guess...
Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 10:59 pm"
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » JOHN FUND: Liberals in Retreat: Three elections across the globe deliver an unpleasant shock to l…: "And check out AlfonZo Rachel on “The Black NRA.” “I see the Democrats still have an ongoing fetish for segregation.”"
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Obama picks Bain executive as top economic advisor | The Daily Caller: "President Barack Obama’s new top economic deputy is a former management consultant who worked for Gov. Mitt Romney’s Bain & Company investment firm. The appointment of Jeff Zients as head of the National Economic Council is likely to annoy some union officials and some liberal groups who are focused on declining working-class wages and growing poverty, and it clashes with the populist anti-business invective used by Obama and his aides on the 2012 campaign trail to paint Romney as uncaring. On the campaign, Obama repeatedly slammed Romney’s management-consulting business, and one of his TV-ads even suggested Romney was responsible for the death of a former employee’s spouse, who passed away after a battle with cancer."...have the attention span of a fruit fly? Perhaps shorter actually...
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Colorado Recalls Explained | The Volokh ConspiracyThe Volokh Conspiracy: "When Morse shut that down, and Chairperson Giron went along, they crossed the double-red line of Colorado government. Had the seven gun control bills (one of which I testified in favor) been heard on March 4-6, instead of being rammed through committees on March 4, the recall might never have happened. It’s one thing to lose; it’s another to thing to lose when you didn’t even have the opportunity to present your reasoning. While the gun control bills were before the Senate in March, President Morse urged his caucus to stop reading emails, to stop reading letters from constituents, to stop listening to voicemails, to vote for the gun bills and ignore the constituents. Giron, presciently following this strategy, had allowed citizens to raise Second Amendment concerns at a single town hall meeting, and thereafter refused to discuss the issue at public fora.I doubt it. But it's at least a small satisfaction to see him piss millions away. You don't think the "official" financial reporting covered all these carpetbag criminal jack*sses spent do you? RTWT.
If an 8:1 Bloomberg money advantage can’t buy an election, then elected officials will be more reluctant to support repressive gun bills. As Giron told The New Republic, “”For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that.”"
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » THIS VIDEO MONTAGE OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STATEMENTS ON SYRIA IS ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING. Mea…: "THIS VIDEO MONTAGE OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STATEMENTS ON SYRIA IS ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING."
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Bookworm Room » WWIII, Obama-style: “Thousands of organic, grass-fed bombs; hybrid Prius tanks; rockets controlled by iPads; and drones that play the Luminiers.”: "Very, very funny:"
Top that, morons!
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
JustOneMinute: Samantha Power Agrees She Is Naive: "I cringe at the thought that she and I went to the same high school. Of course, she was such an imposing student that I can find few students or teachers that even remember her. The cross country coach does and he is a good friend and just shakes his head in disbelief when her name is mentioned. She was and still is a wannabe cool kid that never realized she had dreams her brains and personality couldn't cash. Loser then and loser now.
Posted by: Stephanie | September 07, 2013 at 12:00 PM"
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TaxProf Blog: WaPo and WSJ Agree: IRS Targeting of Conservatives Is Appalling: "A bedrock principle of U.S. democracy is that the coercive powers of government are never used for partisan purpose. The law is blind to political viewpoint, and so are its enforcers, most especially the FBI and the IRS. Any violation of this principle threatens the trust and the voluntary cooperation of citizens upon which this democracy depends. So it was appalling to learn Friday that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny. It was almost as disturbing that President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have not personally apologized to the American people and promised a full investigation. "Not disturbing to O Duce though. After all, it helped him get re-elected.
Posted by Bob at 11:28 AM
Thursday, September 5, 2013
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption - NYTimes.com: "The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents.See here to decrypt the title.
The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking systems, protects sensitive data like trade secrets and medical records, and automatically secures the e-mails, Web searches, Internet chats and phone calls of Americans and others around the world, the documents show."
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» Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: "The individual in the clip, Nadeem Baloosh, is a member of an insurgent group called Riyadh Al Abdeen, which is active in the Latakia area of Syria. Baloosh speaks of “chemicals which produce lethal and deadly gases that I possess,” before going on to state, “We decided to harm them through their women and kids.” Baloosh ponders if it is acceptable to harm women and children before quoting the Koran, “Fight them as they fight you. ” He goes on to quote Osama Bin Laden (whom other rebel groups have openly praised). “We’ll kill their women and children like Sheikh Osama Bin Laden said – “until they cease killing our women and kids,” he states."
Posted by Bob at 10:41 PM
Belmont Club » “Dominant” Obama: "If AIPAC sits on its hands, Obama might well lose this historic vote on Capitol Hill. If so, the Rand Paul/isolationist right and the antiwar left may celebrate, and conservative critics can blame it on Obama’s feckless leadership. But it will be a disaster for the Middle East and the world, and it may be impossible to contain the damage.Well that’s like buying a lemon from a used car salesman because you feel sorry for him, not because you want the car. The problem with that line of reasoning is that Obama may both fail to destroy Syria’s military capability — having said his efforts will be limited — and fail in a manner so disgusting and complete that “Rand Paul/isolationist right and the antiwar left” will forever be enshrined in the pantheon of prophets like Cassandra."
Posted by Bob at 10:39 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In 2002 he said:
Ace of Spades HQ: "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt byYup. This is much, much different...
Richard Perle and Paul WolfowitzSamantha Power and Susan Rice and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.
What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like
Karl RoveDavid Axelrod to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income - to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression. That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics. Now let me be clear - I suffer no illusions about Saddam HusseinBashar Assad. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He's a bad guy. The world, and the IraqiSyrian people, would be better off without him.
But I also know that
SaddamAssad poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States or to his neighbors, that the IraqiSyrian economy is in shambles, that the IraqiSyrian military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history."
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Bookworm Room » Found it on Facebook — the incredible racism behind Progressives’ hostility to voter ID: "Found it on Facebook — the incredible racism behind Progressives’ hostility to voter ID"
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Monday, September 2, 2013
The Prescience of the Duranty Prize | Power Line: "How could these people be so dumb? PJ Media ridiculed Anna Wintour for falling for the murderous Assad dictatorship, but after all: Wintour may be a political figure by virtue of her massive fundraising for Democratic Party candidates, but she isn’t the Secretary of State. Or the President. What we see here is a characteristic failing of liberals. They are easily seduced by glamour, and–always in the background of glamour–money. Why else do they keep voting for Kennedys with IQs in the 80s? Or wear Che Guevara t-shirts, because they think he’s cute? These people are suckers.
So congratulations to PJ Media and the New Criterion. Their first-ever Duranty Award was prophetic. With hindsight, it honored not just mendacity in journalism, but stupidity in foreign policy."
Posted by Bob at 7:45 PM
EU plans to fit all cars with speed limiters - Telegraph: "Under the proposals new cars would be fitted with cameras that could read road speed limit signs and automatically apply the brakes when this is exceeded. Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, is said to be opposed to the plans, which could also mean existing cars are sent to garages to be fitted with the speed limiters, preventing them from going over 70mph. The new measures have been announced by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Department as a measure to reduce the 30,000 people who die on the roads in Europe every year."I'm pretty sure this one is not satire. Are you?
Posted by Bob at 1:41 PM
PJ Media » EPA to Regulate Water Vapor Emissions: "“The world faces a crisis,” the president intoned, “and America must lead. We have taken the first step by limiting carbon emissions, but that cannot be effective unless we deal with the larger menace posed by dihydrogen oxide pollution as well. Since Congress has failed in its duty to pass the required laws, I, as president, am directing the EPA to move unilaterally to issue and enforce appropriate regulations.”And the international reaction is favorable of course:
The importance of dealing quickly with the dihydrogen oxide crisis was dramatically made clear by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who showed charts comparing current atmospheric CO2 levels, at 400 parts per million, with those of water vapor, which are now greater than 10,000 parts per million. “And not only do dihydrogen oxide levels exceed CO2 more than twenty times over,” Ms. McCarthy said, “but each molecule of DHO has greater greenhousing effect. So we need to get control of this without delay.”"
International reception for the plan was also sharply favorable. Exemplary of the response was a statement issued by Supreme Revolutionary Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which read in part: “This is exactly the kind of program we have always dreamed that the United States would implement.” Similar warm responses were also voiced by the governments of China, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and the Sudan, as well as al-Qaeda, a prominent Middle East-based non-governmental organization.So my question is, how are we any longer able to distinguish satire from reality with his Highness? Or his cultists?
Meanwhile, in Oslo, authorities with the Nobel Committee quickly put to rest rumors that the president’s previous award might prevent consideration of the historic plan as the basis for another. “Einstein won two Nobel Prizes,” said a source close to the committee leadership. “Why not Obama?”
Posted by Bob at 1:32 PM
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sense of Events: Is Obama setting up two-prong Constitutional crisis?: "A military officer's oath of commissioning says,RTWT. Obama gets a two-fer following this course. He gets to extra-terminally shred the Constitution and his brothers-in-arms Islamist's of all flavors get an excuse to shred Israel with their rocket arsenals even if Israel doesn't help Obama. Wow.
I ... do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; ...There is no oath of loyalty or even obedience to the president. I say that for a general officer, from the chairman of the joint chief of staff on down, to commit acts of war against another country that have been actually forbidden by Congress would be one of the grossest violations of Constitutional military duty that can be imagined. That's the second prong of a potential Constitutional crisis.
Because if Obama ignores a Congressional vote against the war and sends in the missiles with the military obeying, then we will have entered the darkest place in our history indeed: a president with literally monarchical power to use the military as he wishes and a military leadership that agrees.
Update, 0710 CDT Sept. 1: David Gregory just said on NBC News morning newscast that Obama has made up his mind to attack Syria and that he will order it no matter what Congress votes."
Posted by Bob at 10:27 AM