What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SCOTUS Ruling On Affirmative Action Ban Reveals Sotomayor As Liberal Activist

American Glob   "Justice Sotomayor, the Wise Latina, as she has called herself, was very unhappy with the ruling…
But Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in the longest and most significant dissent of her career, said the Constitution required special vigilance in light of the history of slavery, Jim Crow and “recent examples of discriminatory changes to state voting laws.”
"Recent examples of discriminatory changes to state voting laws?
That sounds an awful lot like the complete falsehood currently being pushed by… every single Democrat running for office.
Sotomayor has made it clear that she’s not a Constitutionalist. She’s a Democrat activist."
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.
"John Roberts:
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
Holder praises Sotomayor's 'courageous' dissent   "Would someone tell me what's "courageous" about makling a statement the entire liberal establishment and every major media outlet in the country agrees with?"  Rick Moran.

The 'Wise Latina' jumped the shark   ... "With her extreme positions and her elevated judicial standing, Sotomayor has now become the poster girl for self-interested racial preferences. Her mediocre performance on SAT and LSAT tests served as a predictor of her performance on the Court. Two fellow liberals on the Court abandoned her, leaving only Ginsburg in her camp. And as I have been reporting, the Left now is after Ginsburg, trying to get her to resign so that President Obama can appoint a young and healthy liberal to spend the next few decades rewriting the Constitution. " Thomas Lifson.

Sotomayor: Raced-Based Preferences Forever   ... "I submit that many Americans — regardless of race — are increasingly exhausted by what Chief Justice Roberts declared in 2006 was this “sordid business, this divvying us up by race.”
"It’s clear where Eric Holder would take us — an endless fixation on race that inevitably brings its own racial discrimination. It’s clear Justice Sotomayor would take us in pretty much the same direction. She would just pretty up the “sordid business” by coming up with new euphemisms for it."

Cliven Bundy Just Ruined His Cause

"After Bundy's overtly racist remarks, let's see how far politicians run away from him."
National Journal    "The New York Times has overheard Cliven Bundy—the Nevada rancher who, instead of paying decades of overdue grazing fees, met the Bureau of Land management with guns and a small militia—saying this:
"I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, "and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn't have nothing to do. They didn't have nothing for their kids to do. They didn't have nothing for their young girls to do.  More...
From the April 18th Tunnel wall: From NRO:The import of rancher Bundy vs. the Obama administration  
"The Problem with Cliven Bundy; "His plight is sympathetic; his actions are indefensible."
Bindy: He’s an unapologetic freeloader, but the BLM and the feds are appallingly bad landlords.    ..."Testing Bundy’s claim is simple. If he has a right to do what he is doing on public land to which he does not have title, then so should you and I. What would happen if a hundred other people each put a hundred head of cattle on the same property? The grass would run out; every animal would, eventually, starve."

Basically conservative opinion (aside from Sean Hannity?) is "a plague on both your houses"

Harry Reid: A McCarthy for Our Time

Victor Davis Hanson  "We should ask Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) the same question once posed to Senator Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head-counsel Robert N. Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

"Reid is back in the news for denigrating the peaceful supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a popular critic of the Bureau of Land Management policy, as “domestic terrorists.”

"McCarthy in the 1950s became infamous for smearing his opponents with lurid allegations that he could not prove, while questioning their patriotism. Reid has brought back to the Senate that exact same McCarthy style of six decades ago — and trumped it.

"During the 2012 presidential campaign, Reid slandered candidate Mitt Romney with the unsubstantiated and later-refuted charge that Romney was a tax cheat. “The word’s out that he [Romney] hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years,” Reid said." ...

"Like a pre-reform-era politician, Reid entered public service relatively poor and will leave it as a multimillionaire. He has granted lucrative favors to casinos and rich investors who hired his son’s legal firm. While in office, he made considerable profits on private business and real-estate deals. Some of those who donated to his campaigns got favorable government treatment." ...

The Adolescent President; The rhetorical excesses of Barack Obama.

George Will  "Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”

"Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan talking like that. It is unimaginable that those grown-ups would resort to japes that fourth-graders would not consider sufficiently clever for use on a playground.

..."Today’s president is older than that. But he talks like an arrested-development adolescent."
"Finally, the real discussion-stopper for the righteous — and there is no righteousness like an adolescent’s — is an assertion that has always been an Obama specialty. It is that there cannot be honorable and intelligent disagreement with him."

Right: adolescent enough for you?

Along this same line come these posts:

Major Obama Donor Avoids Jail Time After Brutally Beating Girlfriend

Gurbaksh ChahalVia Drudge: Washington Free Beacon    "A high-dollar Obama donor who was caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend got off with 25 hours of community service last week after he pled guilty to domestic battery charges.

"CCTV footage caught Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of San Francisco tech startup RadiumOne, kicking his girlfriend 117 times, including blows to the head, and trying to smother her with a pillow during a vicious 30-minute assault.
"According to police reports, Chahal also threated to kill his girlfriend several times."
"Chahal’s political contributions indicate more liberal sensibilities. He has donated more than $100,000 since 2011, all of which went the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates.

"Those contributions include $81,600 to the Democratic National Committee and $5,000 to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign."
Gurbaksh Chahal (r) greets U.S. President Barack Obama at dinner in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

Argus Hamilton on the Clintons

... "China News Agency reports a man who collected five thousand bras while giving lectures at colleges across China opened a museum of his bra collection in Beijing. At least it's in the capital. In America you have to go to the Bill Clinton Presidential Library for an exhibit like this.

"Chelsea Clinton thrilled Bill and Hillary Clinton with the news on Friday that she and her husband are expecting a baby this fall. The family couldn't be any happier. No one knows if it's going to be a boy or a girl, but it's already leading the polls in the 2056 presidential race."   More here.

Western Water Wars

Chip Bok
"Western Water Wars went wild last week when young Dallas Swonger peed in an Oregon reservoir and forgot to flush.

"Thanks to the Water Bureau’s quick thinking response, the three parts per billion of Swonger effluent were safely removed by draining 38 million gallons of water. No deaths or injuries were reported.

"Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish – yes that’s his real name – humbly accepted credit for the life saving action:
“I didn’t have a choice. I don’t have the luxury of slicing it too thin when there’s a potential risk, however small, to public health,” he said. “Frankly, it’s one of those calls where you know you’re likely to be criticized no matter what. The professionals who report to me all said, ‘Dump the water. Don’t take any chances.’ It’s the conservative but correct call.”
You do have to wonder what the IQ of the perpetrator was. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New TV Ad: "Trust"

The Lars Larson Show  "Get a tissue handy before you watch the latest message on LIFE from candidate GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dr Monica Wehby. This says it all and answers the criticism she's been taking from her pro ObamaCare opponent, Rep Jason Conger. (*feel free to share it with anyone and everyone)."

Fox News discussion on Dr. Wehby  "This segment highlights Dr. Wehby's impressive fundraising start and how her strong candidacy could be a real threat to Jeff Merkley's re-election efforts." (video)

UPDATED: The Battle of Britain; "The Blitz"

Battle of Britain    ... "By preventing Germany from gaining air superiority, the battle ended the threat that Hitler would launch Operation Sea Lion, an amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain. The failure of Germany to achieve its objectives of destroying Britain's air defences, or forcing Britain to negotiate an armistice or an outright surrender, is considered its first major defeat and a crucial turning point in the Second World War." ...

 "List of data used in the project:
  • Raster Maps of Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census 7th October 1940 to 6 June 1941
  • Raster Maps of  Weekly Bomb Census for 7th to 14th October 1940
  • Bomb locations for  aggregate Night Time Bomb Census 7th October 1940 to 6 June 1941
  • Bomb locations for  Weekly Bomb Census for 7th to 14th October 1940
  • 24 hours of Blitz Sept 7th 1940 
  • Defences of Britain showing Anti-invasion defence locations
  • Imperial War Museum Images
  • BBC history WW2 memories
  • Present day street map tiles 
  • Present day aerial imagery  

Rolling Stone Reporting Obama Has Already Decided To Reject Keystone Pipeline

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen
Yid With Lid  "In an article posted on its website today, Rolling Stone is reporting that high-level White House sources report the Keystone Pipeline will soon be killed by President Obama. In fact The only question now is the timing of the announcement.
At the same time, the president is likely to announce his decision on the northern leg of the Keystone XL, the hugely controversial 1,179-mile-long pipeline that would bring tar-sands oil down from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. Although no final decision has been made, two high-level sources in the Obama administration told me recently that the president has all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline – a dramatic move that would light up Democratic voters and donors while further provoking the wrath of Big Oil.
And later the same story says:
Keystone supporters spent $11 million to target anti-Keystone candidates in 18 races – and none of them lost. In the 2014 election, it doesn't hurt that billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged that his political-action committee, NextGen Climate Action, will spend $100 million targeting climate deniers and Keystone supporters. "President Obama is obviously very committed to this issue," Steyer told me in an e-mail. "My goal is to support him in this in any way I can."

Exactly how the president has weighed the decision on Keystone is a closely guarded secret in the White House, known only to a few senior advisors like Valerie Jarrett and Dan Pfeiffer. But it's no surprise that I was told recently by members of the administration that the pipeline would, in fact, be rejected. "If the president is really serious about his legacy on climate change, he can't have that and approve Keystone," an Obama insider told me. "The only question now is the timing of the announcement."
The reason for the rejection is "its legacy time," and Obama wants to shove the global warming hoax down the throats of Americans, destroying the economy:

What You Won't Read in the Papers About the 'Central Park Five'


"New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city's history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989.

"The plaintiffs are demanding $50 million apiece -- for going to prison for a rape that they committed, as detailed in Chapter 13 of "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Destroying America." Abner Louima got $5.8 million for a shockingly brutal police assault on him, and he was just an innocent bystander.

"The "Central Park Five," as PBS documentarian Ken Burns has dubbed them, aren't exactly Emmett Till (as Burns would have you believe). Even if they were innocent of the Central Park rape, which they aren't, the reason they were originally arrested was that they were rampaging through the park, assaulting people." ...
 "But now de Blasio wants to hold down our legs while the "Central Park Five" rape us, again."

Time to censure Barbara Lee; Joseph Farah reveals proper label for congresswoman calling others 'racist'

Joseph Farah  ... "Here’s something deliciously small for him to consider: How about censuring ( California Bay area elected) Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., for her prodigiously intemperate and slanderous characterizations of colleagues as “racist.”

"Recently, she hurled the mindless, reactionary epithet ay Rep. Paul Ryan,
R-Wis., for making a point that was lost on race hustlers like Barbara Lee when it was first articulated so thoughtfully and courageously by the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1965 – a Democrat, by the way. When Bill O’Reilly called Lee on her slur, she called him a racist, too.

"She has famously labeled as racist all those in favor of requiring proper identification to vote.

"Last year, following the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin, she declared it was evidence that “institutional racism is alive and well in America.”

"In 2013 she called Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a racist.

"In 2011 she called a group trying to save black babies from abortion racist.

"In 2005, she called Bill Bennett a racist.

"Suffice it to say, “racist” is her mantra.

"What is she hiding with all this racist talk? An extremist background and political career that is so shocking she should never have been seated in the House of Representatives in the first place.

"That’s why it’s long past time for the House to censure her for conduct unbecoming a member of Congress." ...