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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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." ...

Policing Political Speech; Government’s increasing reach becomes increasingly indiscriminate.

George Will   "This case, which comes from Cincinnati, where the regional IRS office was especially active in suppressing the political speech of conservative groups, involves the intersection of two ominous developments. One is the inevitable, and inevitably abrasive, government intrusions into sensitive moral issues that come with government’s comprehensive and minute regulation of health care with taxes, mandates, and other coercions. The Supreme Court will soon rule on one such controversy, the ACA requirement that employer-provided health-care plans must cover the cost of abortifacients. The other development is government’s growing attempts to regulate political speech, as illustrated by the Obama administration’s unapologetic politicization of the IRS to target conservative groups.

War on Women? 'Think About That For a Moment'

Weekly Standard  "Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has a new 30-second ad out taking on the Democratic line that Republicans like her are waging a "war on women." Land is facing Democratic congressman Gary Peters in November, and Peters has criticized Land's opposition to the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act.

" 'Congressman Gary Peters and his buddies want you to believe I'm waging a war on women," Land says in the ad. "Really? Think about that for a moment." Land gives the viewer some time. Watch the video below:"

"The Real Clear Politics poll average shows a tight race for Senate in Michigan. Land and Peters are vying for the seat held by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. Land was a two-term secretary of state, while Peters is a three-term congressman who voted for Obamacare."

PJ Tatler commented on this as well     "This is perfect. I don’t know anything about Land on the issues yet, but based on this ad, I like her and I suspect most viewers will too. She comes off as charming, yet no-nonsense at the same time. Land’s response taps right into how real people actually talk about the absurd, and it leaves the Democrats nowhere to go. Land is set to “Really?” them every time they claim “war on women” or any other ridiculous accusation that Democrats tend to toss out." ...
Sally Kohn’s ridiculous ‘war on women’ salvo gloriously shot down  For some reason, Kohn was once on the Bret Baier Special Report all-star panel. In the middle of a discussion having nothing to do with this meme, Kohn dropped the phrase "war on women". The remark was ignored by the others as it should have been and they returned to the topic at hand. I found this to be a low point in the usually excellent panel discussions; it is much better when they have informed commentators instead of political hacks.

Alan Caruba: Obama's War on U.S. Energy

There was a gathering in Washngton, DC this morning to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and celebrate Earth Day. Here's a photo a friend took. If you look real hard, you will see a mere handful of people. Is the movement running out of steam? We can only hope so.
  "Want to see what a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC
 looked like this morning? Here's a photo taken this morning by a friend of mine.
He reported that a mere handful of people attended. " Alan Caruba
Warning Signs  "A nation without adequate energy production is a nation in decline and that has been the President’s agenda since the day he took office in 2009. He even announced his war on coal during the 2008 campaign even though, at the time, it was providing fifty percent of the electricity being utilized." ... 
Groups like the above are usually shown in the press like this:
One has to conclude the anti-Keystone acts by Democrats have less to do with the will of the people than the money promised by billionaire Tom Steyer.
And they dare demagogue the Koch brothers.
From the NYT: “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers. The donor, Tom Steyer, a Democrat....   Via CNS

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

State Department Unable To Name One Accomplishment From A Hillary Clinton-Run Initiative…

Weasel Zippers   "For obvious reasons."

Reporter Asks State Dept for One Accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s Big Review Process. Let’s See What Happens.  ... "Psaki has been at the State Department since February 2013. She’s part of the revolving door from lobbying and campaigns to government — Psaki came to State from the 2012 Obama campaign, a perch from which she attacked Mitt Romney’s foreign policy chops.

"Romney turns out to have been right when he called Russia America’s number one geostrategic foe, while Psaki’s boss, Obama, has been proved wrong.

"Unfortunately, to most Democrat voters, accomplishments don’t matter and they will support Hillary in 2016 anyway."

EPA chief: Climate change, not Keystone, is game changer

 From The Hill   "Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Tuesday sought to downplay the importance of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and said the Obama administration will continue to focus on the bigger problem of climate change.

"McCarthy tried to turn the attention toward climate change during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," less than one week after the State Department stopped the clock with 14 days left in the 90-day interagency review of the $5.4 billion project. " ...
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson