News of the Week for September 15th, 2013
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Obama’s Craven Embrace of ‘Accidental Diplomacy’ to Save His Presidency
Let me get this straight. When asked at a news conference if there is any way to avert hostilities with Syria over their use of chemical weapons, Secretary of State John Kerry invents a wildly hypothetical scenario: Bashar al-Assad could surrender all his chemical weapons to the international community within a week. Kerry probably thought he might as well have suggested Assad take a leap off the Empire State Building. No one could possibly have taken his statement seriously.
Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party
Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy.
A Famous Victory in Colorado
A grassroots effort delivered an unprecedented blow to gun-control advocates.
The Colorado Recalls Explained
Yesterday voters in Colorado recalled two State Senators. One result was not a surprise, and the other is a shock. Of course the votes are Second Amendment victories for the right to arms, but more fundamentally, they are Fourteenth Amendment victories for Due Process of Law.
Wendy Davis Wants Double-Barreled Assault on Texans’ Gun Rights
The results of Tuesday’s recall elections in Colorado are unambiguous. Two Democratic state senators, one of them the sitting president of the Colorado Senate, faced recall elections. State Sen. John Morse and State Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats, had the full support of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns as well as their state party and the Democratic National Committee.
US Gas Ready for World Domination
Thanks to fracking, the US has plenty of cheap natural gas. In fact, it has so much that it’s now planning the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities (just last decade the US was looking to build more LNG import infrastructure)
Global warming cleverly hides itself with 1 million sq miles more arctic ice
The science is unsettling. Comedian Lewis Black said it best on his White Album when he asked, “Do you know what Meteorologist means in English? It means liar.” It seems that we now have more science to settle atop the mountains of previous science which all purports to prove one thing or another. You can decide on the reasons for yourself, but the arctic ice sheet is back with a vengeance.
Earth Gains A Record Amount Of Sea Ice In 2013
Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was on this date in 2002.
IPCC AR5 report to dial back climate sensitivity
A forthcoming report points lowers estimates on global warming
California’s Middle Class Faces Slow Death by Green Laws
An environmental law in California, designed with the best of intentions of course, has helped wreck middle class prospects—and state lawmakers are finally taking note. The California Environmental Quality Act, signed into law by Ronald Reagan in 1970 and beloved by environmental groups, mandates strenuous reviews of the environmental effects of all proposed construction projects.
Government in Healthcare
Government Seeking Inclusion of ‘Social and Behavioral’ Data in Health Records
Experts worry about security, use of such information
Applying for health insurance? Homework involved
Getting covered through President Barack Obama’s health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research.
Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press
Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks
Civilians flee rebels re-taking Christian town of Maaloula in Syria civil war
Rebels led by al-Qa’ida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian town north-east of the capital, Damascus, Syrian activists said on Sunday, while government media continued to claim that regime forces were winning.
Student destroys 9/11 memorial flag display, citing US imperialism
Protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont uprooted 2,977 flags that were part of a 9/11 memorial display on Wednesday.
Syria says it accepted Russian weapons proposal
Syria said Tuesday it has accepted Russia’s proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
A Lesson from Australia
Republican presidential hopefuls could learn from Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s campaign
Rachel Carson-Zerbe Publishes Her #FreeKate ‘Jailbait Manifesto’
That’s what Matt Ross at Conservative Hideout calls it, anyway, and it’s pretty scary stuff. Rachel Carson-Zerbe has been one of the most obsessed supporters of accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt, and keeps harping on the “but they’re in love” argument and pretending to know what’s best for the underage girl in the case, as opposed to the girl’s “parents whose religiosity and bigoted views” she blames for breaking up this “high school romance . . . first love” – i.e., a 14-year-old having sex with a dildo-wielding tattoo-covered 18-year-old lesbian.
Are you ready for Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren?
There’s a buzz being fed. Warren gave a speech to the AFL-CIO today, and the “draft Warren” talk is starting.
Communist Karl Marx Endorsed by Obama as the Next President?
Obama Supporters Sign Fake Petition Supporting Karl Marx For President in 2016 as the Candidate for the Democrat Party After Being Told “Obama Has Endorsed Him.”
PPP totally nailed the recall of Angela Giron. Trust them.
According to Public Policy Polling, their polling predicted the recall of Angela Giron in Colorado Senate District 3. They then chose not to release the results.
Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist
A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader media shield legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their sources.
Drudge Defends Bloggers by Attacking ‘Fascist’ Feinstein’s ‘Disgusting’ Comments
Yesterday the US Senate attempted to define who is and is not a journalist. In the process of passing a “Shield Law” to protect journalists and their sources, a fiery debate ensued over just who is a journalist and who deserves the shield law protection.
Tina Brown’s charity gave out just $10K
She drew the big names — but didn’t dole out the big bucks. The celebrity-backed charity launched by departing Daily Beast editrix Tina Brown failed to meet the company’s goals in its first year out of the gate — handing out just $10,000 in grant money in 2011 despite raising nearly $1.2 million, IRS records show.
Kenosha Teachers Vote Down Union, Empowered by Wisconsin Labor Reforms
A Victory for Wisconsin Taxpayers and Worker Freedom of Choice
Georgia Runs Out of Food Stamps
This is what the last news reports will look like before the USSA dissolves into chaos after the Cloward-Piven strategy succeeds and the welfare state’s coffers are depleted
No H8? — Bombshell Book: Matthew Shepard Tortured, Murdered by Gay Lover
Almost everything you think you know about the Matthew Shepard narrative is false.
‘Teachers for Social Justice’ Chicago pamphlet riddled with spelling, punctuation errors
Garbage in, garbage out.
If the latest pamphlet published by the “Teachers for Social Justice” group in Chicago was written by a Chicago Public Schools teacher, it might help explain why student performance has been so dismal.
Little Girl Brainwashed Into Reciting Absurd Liberal Dogma Regarding Toys
The moonbats at Ms. Magazine are bent out of shape because toymakers have been marketing girls’ toys to girls and boys’ toys to boys, in accordance with customer taste but in direct violation of liberal dogma, which dictates that there is no difference between girls and boys other than genitalia — and those can be surgically reconfigured to taste. A whole generation of brainwashing has not compelled society (much less biological reality) to comply with their demented ideology.
Cal Worthington – Legendary Car Salesman – DEAD AT 92
Cal Worthington — the legendary car dealer who became famous for his “Go see Cal” TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned.
Out of other problems, L.A. city government goes after…tree houses
Strange, is it not? The city can’t seem to use the ridiculous amount of tax money they scoop up in Los Angeles to, say, fix potholes and provide basic services competently. But they can come after a 10-year-old tree house.
Reid: ‘Anarchists have taken over’ in Congress (Video)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday said “anarchists” have taken over Congress.
96% of net jobs added this year have been part-time jobs
Updating the job numbers with the new numbers that are out today continues to show that virtually all the jobs created this year have been part time jobs.
Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To “Cut” Sovereign Debt Load
While the world was glued to the developments in the Mediterranean in the past week, Poland took a page straight out of Rahm Emanuel’s playbook and in order to not let a crisis go to waste, announced quietly that it would transfer to the state – i.e., confiscate – the bulk of assets owned by the country’s private pension funds (many of them owned by such foreign firms as PIMCO parent Allianz, AXA, Generali, ING and Aviva), without offering any compensation. In effect, the state just nationalized roughly half of the private sector pension fund assets, although it had a more politically correct name for it: pension overhaul.
Forget tapering, here’s the really big Fed deal
All of the focus at the Federal Reserve these days is on who the next chairman will be, and when the central bank starts pulling back on its monthly money printing operation.
Poll: Americans Oppose Raising the Debt Ceiling Even If U.S. Defaults and Say Government Wastes 60 Cents of Every Tax Dollar
Public says Obama disappoints on transparency, Congress passes too many laws, split on Snowden, Facebook trusted less than the IRS on privacy, and no bailout for Detroit
The Complete German Election Preview: The Worst Case Scenario
The 2013 German federal elections may bring about pretty complicated results.
Kurdish rebels halt withdrawal from Turkey
Kurdish rebels announced Monday they are suspending their withdrawal from Turkey into bases in northern Iraq over what they say is the Turkish government’s failure to advance peace talks aimed at ending a nearly 30-year-old conflict.
Norway’s centre-right claims victory
Norway’s centre-right opposition has claimed victory in parliamentary elections, ending eight years of centre-left rule and making Erna Solberg all but certain to be the oil-rich country’s new prime minister.
Imam of “Light of God” mosque was running prostitution ring using sex slaves
Abdeslam Bahiad, director of the mosque “Light of God” in Orange, is still suspected of having been in charge of a network of prostitution in the Vauclusian city. With his three sons, this man, today aged 58, is said to have prostitued several young Moroccan girls in the 400m² villa and dozen or so apartments that his family owned. The girls, aged between 14 and 25, according to information from our sources, are said to have been reduced to a state of slavery, being beaten, raped and not paid or paid very little. “The girls were recruited in Morocco, and made to believe they’d get a real job in France for €7000 to €9000,” it was explained.
They want Jesus back in the Swedish Church
Two parties stand out and are mobilizing hard before the Swedish church election on September 15: The Sweden Democrats and Frimodig kyrka (The Forthright Church). Both enter the election with an agenda demanding a “return to the roots”.
Dump Paint On Yourself And Run Around Naked With TDSB Teacher Lee Hicks
Two days ago I told you about Lee Hicks, the TDSB teacher who encourages kindergarten students to cross-dress, has grade one students draw pictures of cross-dressers, and has cross-dressing posters in his classroom.
Apparently, he (or she) is hosting an “Elfshop art retreat” with LJ Wooden next month.
According to Wooden’s website, his retreats apparently involve soaking yourself in paint and running around naked. If this is true, then this excellent opportunity to soak yourself in paint and run around naked with Lee Hicks is available to you for only the small price of $550!
Collapse of American Influence Recalls Disintegration of Soviet Union, Fall of France
Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States.
Social Liberalism is Not Libertarian Part 3,086,012
Longtime Corner readers know this is one of my great peeves: the idea that liberals are “socially libertarian.” It’s an idea that liberals — and even quite a few libertarians — love to perpetuate. It’s also not true. Take, for instance, the recent decision out of New Mexico holding that a wedding photographer had no right to refuse to work at a gay wedding. The libertarian view of the case, broadly speaking, is that the photographer may have been in error morally or economically but he was within his rights. The socially liberal view, broadly speaking, is “Hooray! Victory for gay people, defeat for bad people!”
The Myth of a California Renaissance
Sacramento’s strategy for recovery is more taxes, more regulation, and more government.
Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly
I have written a number of pieces in the past year about conservatives having a “poor little ole me” attitude when it comes to the media. Conservatives are convinced the media is out to get them. They are convinced the media is covering up stories and covering for the Obama Administration.
Cis Female White Phallocratic Oppressor is Also a Douche
Yesterday Blackmailers Don’t Shoot reported on the exploits of Anna Shireman-Grabowski and her friend, “Indigenous Organizer” Amanda Lickers after they trashed almost 3000 American flags at a Middlebury. September 11 memorial. Anna and Amanda both claimed to be protesting the planting of American flags at an Indian burial ground, but we now learn that this was merely a pretense in their quest to empower the white male heteropatriarchy by making white liberals and “Indigenous Organizers” look stupid
Rise of the Thought Police: Bullying Your Children Into Forsaking Their Values
Proposed “anti-bullying” legislation creates a powerful new bureaucracy to police students’ values and remediate politically incorrect beliefs.
James Kent on the American Founding
Chancellor Kent was one of the most important lawyers and legal thinkers in the history of the Anglosphere. America is an enormous free trade area where business can be transacted efficiently over 3.7 million square miles among 310 million, or more, Americans. We have a common legal culture which makes this possible in significant part due to the work of Chancellor Kent.
The Myth of Live-and-Let-Live Liberalism
Social liberalism is the foremost impulse for zealous regulation in America.
Defunding the Left, One Union at a Time
“Defunding the left” was one of the objectives of the Republican uprising of 1994; unfortunately, that goal went unrealized. This is one of the basic differences between Left and Right: conservative candidates and organizations have to raise money from individuals who contribute voluntarily, out of conviction, while Democrats and liberal organizations are able to extract money by force from taxpayers and others. The Left has managed to institutionalize itself.