News of the Week for November 23rd, 2014
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
All of #GruberGate in Two Minutes
Can’t keep up with all the videos? Here is the ultimate compilation.
“Almost awesome in its evilness” – Jonathan Gruber on Obamacare
And yet another video is revealed
Jonathan Gruber: The $6 Million Man
Obama on Saturday dismissed MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber as “some adviser who never worked on our staff.” As someone who never stops giving Obama advice and never worked on his staff, I hereby apply for the Gruber treatment.
Obama denies Gruber as yet another video surfaces
At the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, Barack Obama was finally asked a question about Obamacare guru Jonathan Gruber’s rather gleeful comments detailing how Congress, the CBO, and the American people on how Obamacare was intended to function (short story, it is performing exactly as planned)
UH OH: Obama: ’Like Your Plan, Keep Your Plan.’ Gruber, 2009: ‘Five Million People Will Lose Their Plan’
In Australia at the G20 summit yesterday, President Obama forcefully rejected the concept that the administration used deception to garner support for the passage of Obamacare. In recent days, a citizen journalist uncovered that Obamacare’s highly compensated chief architect Jonathan Gruber claimed deception was indeed used to hide the so-called “Cadillac tax”; other outlets subsequently identified at least six separate instances of Gruber stating that the law was designed to hide potentially unpalatable elements from the American voter.
University of Rhode Island Removes Gruber Video After It Goes Viral
The University of Rhode Island (URI) removed a video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber discussing how he exploited the American people.
Universities Are Now Taking Down Their Jonathan Gruber Videos
Universities that hosted Jonathan Gruber are now removing videos of the MIT professor from their websites after a series of candid admissions from the Obamacare architect ignited a firestorm against the health-care law.
The Gruber Tapes 1 – 10
I thought it might be useful to compile these all in one place and update as needed. (There will be more.)
Obama promised Obamacare wouldn’t do exactly what Gruber says it will do
At a town hall meeting where he campaigned for health care legislation in 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to voters that he did not want any tax on health insurance plans he perceived as wastefully generous to ever impact average Americans. But in recent comments by one of the men who helped draft the legislation, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, that is not only precisely what will happen — but that was the intention of the tax.
The Millions of Dollars Jonathan Gruber Got From You, in One Chart
Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare, has been caught over and over again mocking the American people. Gruber apparently has not objected to the fact that those same taxpayers were on the hook for $6 million in federal and state contracts awarded to him over the past six years.
Obama Told Civil Rights Activists: Keep Ferguson ‘Staying On Course’
President Barack Obama told national civil rights leaders he wanted to see protests in Ferguson, Mo., “staying on course” in the lead-up to the highly anticipated grand jury ruling on the fate of police officer Darren Wilson.
The Great Immigration Betrayal
IN the months since President Obama first seem poised — as he now seems poised again — to issue a sweeping executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, we’ve learned two important things about how this administration approaches its constitutional obligations.
Obama’s Amnesty Will Add As Many Foreign Workers As New Jobs Since 2009
President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson
Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration has turned over about 42,000 pages of documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. The administration was forced to turn the documents over to Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Judicial Watch is posting them on its web site. The administration turned them over on November 18, 2014.
House sues over Obamacare changes (Copy of Complaint)
A template for possible suit over immigration Executive Action.
After Obama action, DHS sets new immigration rules; drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities
The Department of Homeland Security has just released new “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants.” Designed to fill in the details after President Obama’s announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers, and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation’s immigration and border security officers as they administer the president’s directive.
30,000 missing emails from IRS’ Lerner recovered
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
Barack Obama Cancelled Each Border Security Program Enacted By Bush #43–Deported Fewer Than Any POTUS Since Nixon
This President has done more to damage the effort to control who comes in and out of the country than any other President in recent history. He canceled the effort to build a security fence, he canceled the development of promising software, which would track non-citizens who came into and out of the country, and he has deported fewer illegals than any president since Richard Nixon (yes and I will prove it). With all that in mind, tonight President Obama will go beyond his constitutional powers and announce the granting of a short-term amnesty program for anywhere from 4-6 million illegal aliens.
Facebook broadens gun ban to include safety features like vaults, safes
Facebook’s ban on gun ads has been extended to include efforts to keep arms safe and out of the hands of children, such as trigger locks and safes.
Number of Texas Women Seeking Concealed Carry Licenses Doubles
Suffice it to say that anti-gun Wendy Davis does not and never did speak for most Texas women.
Progressives already have their sights set on Obama’s next executive order — gun control
I’ve been reading on Facebook what my Leftist friends, and their Leftist friends, have to say about Obama’s imperial pronouncement on amnesty. One comment struck me especially strongly, because I have no doubt that Obama already has something prepared on his desk.
Gura Asks Court to Hold District in Contempt in Palmer v. DC Decision
In the ongoing legal battle to force the District of Columbia City Council to respect the Second Amendment rights of district residents, attorney Alan Gura has filed a request Tuesday that the city government be held in contempt. US District Judge Frederick Scullin is “weighing a request to hold the District in contempt of court for enacting new gun laws that are so restrictive as to be out of compliance with his order to allow for concealed carry in the city.” Gura argued that “despite passing new laws that allow for concealed carry, the District has not lived up to its court-ordered obligation because the plaintiffs he is representing are still unable to obtain gun-carry permits under the city’s strict regulations.”
Eat It Anti-Hunters: Eva Shockey Replies to Anti-Hunters Who Want to KILL her Dog
Stick it to them Eva! Anti-hunters are illogical, emotional, pansies, who buy meat at a grocery store where ‘no animals were harmed’.
Hide the Decline
Climate Perception, Projection and Propaganda
A major reason why Al Gore’s deceptive use of the melting Arctic ice was so effective is because most people have little idea what the real world is like. They have no image of the Arctic Oceans, shape or size, partly because they effectively live in a two-dimensional world. That is not a problem for them or society until someone exploits it. Gore was part of a global political agenda that exploited it. It was an agenda that expanded H L Mencken’s comment about politics to a global scale.
Evidence that Dr Michael Mann misled a court
This memorandum sets out evidence of falsehood with intent to mislead a court by Dr Michael E. Mann in a case in the District of Columbia against the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review.
Hollande raises specter of war over climate change
French President Francois Hollande said failure to address global warming could lead to war, and called on G20 countries to act ahead of a climate change conference in Paris next year.
Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age
Scientists will have to find alternative explanations for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age as researchers prove definitively that climate change – commonly assumed to be responsible – could not have been the culprit.
All 50 states have below freezing temperatures
The low temperature forecast for tonight shows the cold continuing nationally, with perhaps a second night of below freezing temperatures in all 50 states
New term: ‘Grubering’ and how it applies to Climate Alarmism
WUWT reader M. Paul writes: Sometimes a new word emerges that neatly encapsulates a set of complex ideas. We have recently seen such a word enter the lexicon: Grubering.
Global warming in two charts
Here was the prediction 15 years ago.
The reality 15 years later…
Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change
A new Purdue University report and survey of on global warming finds that just 50 percent of scientists blame human causes, not the NASA-endorsed and widely distributed claim of 97 percent.
UCSB Students Believe “Global Warming” is Biggest Threat World Faces
YAF Spokeswoman Ashley Pratte took to the University of California, Santa Barbara to ask students about their stance on global warming, what they do to reduce their carbon footprint, and most importantly what they would say to people to who don’t believe in global warming.
EPA’s Successful Case against Kia and Hyundai Driven by “Social Cost of Carbon”
The use of lawfare will now drive implementation of “global warming” prevention rules.
Government in Healthcare
CDC: Twelve Deaths Linked to Polio-Like EV-D68
The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68, which primarily strikes young children, has reached twelve. But as the number of livest lost increases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that most states over the last five weeks have indicated “reduced EV-D68-like illness activity.”
HHS contemplating rule allowing them to choose your Obamacare plan for you.
At this rate, the 2016 DEMOCRATIC candidate will run on repealing Obamacare
ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one
Alternate headline: HHS Decides to Make Plan Choices for the Grubes. In a Friday afternoon filled with document dumps, HHS announced that its controversial auto-enrollment plan would be significantly changed in 2016. This year, enrollees who allowed their plans to auto-renew risked running up big tax bills, thanks to annual recalculation of subsidies and base rates. To solve that problem, HHS wants people to allow the Obama administration to auto-enroll them into the lowest-cost plan in their 2016 tier, regardless of what the coverage or deductibles will be
War & Terror
Obama: I’ll Send Ground Troops to Mideast if ISIS Gets a Nuke
President Obama said he’d break his promise to keep U.S. ground troops out of the fight in Iraq and Syria if the Islamic State gets its hands on a nuclear weapon.
British Lefties: ISIS ‘Has Progressive Potential’
Courtesy of Order Order, a sparkling example of the sort of demented wishcasting that one only finds on the European hard-Left. The following resolution was debated at the British “Left Unity” conference on Saturday
Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack
Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout.
Russian Bombers Threaten Guam
Two Tu-95 Bears circumnavigate Pacific island, site of major U.S. base
China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip
Construction flies in the face of US calls for a freeze on building in the disputed Spratly Islands
Iraqi Doctors on Unspeakable Abuse of Yazidi Women: ‘It is a Public, Collective Act of Rape’
Women belonging to Iraq’s Yazidi minority, who follow a religion that is neither Christian nor Muslim, have borne much of the worst of the horrors to which Islamic State terrorists subject so-called “infidels.” Turned into sex slaves for and sold as wives to jihadists, the Iraqi doctors who treat them say the abuse is often beyond anything they have seen.
REPORT: Turkey Border Guards Abuse, Kill Syrian Refugees
According to a report by human rights group Amnesty International, Turkish border guards have a record of abusing and killing Syrian refugees. Those who do survive face extreme poverty in makeshift camps.
How the GOP used social media to outsmart anti-free speech laws.
Looks like the NRCC was on the ball this cycle.
Direct new challenges to Bakke ruling
The saga over the use of race in selecting new college entrants that began with the Supreme Court’s famous ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke nearly four decades ago now has a new chapter — and it is intended to be the final one. Two lawsuits, filed Monday in federal courts against two major universities, are crafted to eventually put before the Supreme Court an explicit plea to overrule Bakke and later decisions on the issue.
Oregon license for illegals measure a warning for Democrats
Last month we talked about Oregon’s move to repeal a law which would mandate the issuing of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. (As well as the involvement of Jose Antonio Vargas in this “important issue.”) Well, the elections are over and the Democrats did very well, so keeping that order alive should have been a no brainer, right? As Rick Moran reports, think again.
Sheila Jackson Lee Vows To Set Herself On Fire To Defend Obama…
Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans
Federal Court Complaints filed against Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill
Arizona Democrats look for lessons in election defeat
Just two months ago, Arizona Democrats brimmed with optimism.
Organizers Train Newly Minted Protesters in St. Louis
Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death.
#Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets, Including: Anheuser Busch, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Airport
The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case.
Ferguson National Response Network
Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Ferguson Activists Discuss Plans to Target White Areas (Video)
Lisa Fithian was a key organizer of the violent demonstrations that caused the shutdown of the 1999 WTO meetings in Seattle, Washington. She is an anti-capitalist revolutionary.
Caught on Video: Ferguson Activists Planning to Target White Areas, Police and their ‘Children’
The Ferguson protesters who looted, vandalized or destroyed over 100 business in August and September, are gearing up for their biggest “outburst” ever after the Grand Jury fails to indict Officer Dennis Wilson in the coming hours or days, as is widely expected.
New Republic: ObamaCare Was ‘Passed by Wide Margins’
We understand how this shill is paid to lie to people, but how on earth can anyone claim ObamaCare was passed by wide margins? Aren’t there layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors at these so-called media outlets?
Dartmouth Student: I Should Be Able to Regulate Your Speech
If you don’t mind too much, a student at Dartmouth would very much like to regulate your speech.
Why did Asian vote dip for Dems?
Hispanics were not the only ethnic group shedding support for the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections.
Greatest Obituary Ever: “Anti-Racist White, Secular Jewish, Transgender, Lesbian, Female Revolutionary Communist”…
Her last words: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”
UC-Davis Students Must Surrender Their First Amendment Rights Before Registering for Classes
Must recognize “pimp” as “problematic” language
Chicago schools teaching ‘safe’ anal sex to 5th graders
A graphic sexual education curriculum meant for Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) fifth and sixth graders shocked parents during a presentation given during “report card pickup” at the Andrew Jackson Language Academy.
Questions About Sharpton’s Finances Accompany His Rise in Influence
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him.
2016 contest overshadows GOP governors meeting
No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its next leader.
Elizabeth Warren Interrupted by Native American Chant After Keystone Vote
Pure. Comedy. Gold.
Rejected Asian students sue Harvard over admissions that favor other minorities
Harvard University’s affirmative action policies, which the school says are aimed at achieving diversity on the vaunted campus of Cambridge, discriminate against Asians who often can’t get in despite having higher test scores and grade-point averages than black and Hispanic students who are accepted, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
Two New Subatomic Particles Found Using Large Hadron Collider, Scientists Say
Discovery Helps Understanding of How Things Operate on Very Small Scale
Berkeley Student react to ISIS flag
Guess what happens?
Alan Dershowitz: Campus sexual assault rules “preclude a defense” for the accused
Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor and self-identified liberal, has denounced the recent focus on campus sexual assault policies as ignoring the rights of the accused for political reasons.
Man Who Unearthed Gruber Videos: “I think people are going to look for a target. I don’t want to be Rich the Plumber”
Now why on earth would an American exercising his freedom of speech be concerned about recriminations? Oh, right, we’re living in the Age of Obama, where speaking your mind subjects you to harassment by the Obama zombies and the IRS.
Jim Webb launches presidential bid
Aaaaaaaand we’re off and running … in November? Former Senator and Reagan administration official Jim Webb formally announced the start of a presidential campaign exploration committee, becoming the first in either party to formally make a move for the 2016 race.
Bernie Sanders – The Purest Leftist Possible in 2016.
Make The Dems Differentiate Themselves From The Avowed Socialist.
Scott Walker plots 2016 rollout
The Wisconsin governor is putting together the pieces of a campaign.
Students celebrate Thanksgiving with genocide-themed Redskins event
Native American students at Citrus College will host a Thanksgiving event called “Celebrating Genocide: Holidays and Mascots in the Colonizing of America.”
Saint Louis University gives students protesting tips ahead of Brown verdict
Saint Louis University officials recently sent students tips on how best to protest if they choose to take part in possible unrest as a result of the Ferguson grand jury decision, expected in the next week or so.
Democrat, Gay Rights Activist Arrested for Alleged Sex With Minor
A prominent Democrat activist was indicted for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy. The suspect, 66-year-old Terrence Patrick Bean, was a co-founder of Human Rights Campaign, which takes a pro-abortion stance.
Judge Rules Against Rick Perry: Criminal Case to Proceed
A state district court judge in Austin, Texas ruled against the motion put forward on behalf of Texas Governor Rick Perry. The judge refused to throw out the criminal charges against Texas’ longest serving governor and said the case can move forward. Perry’s legal team attempted to get the charges thrown out with claims the special prosecutor had not been properly appointed to the case.
Texas House Republicans Set to Elect NARAL-Favored Candidate for Speaker
Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) is now virtually guaranteed to be victorious in his re-election for Speaker, as thirty five more Republican State Representatives announced this week that they would endorse him. Straus has faced ongoing criticism that he has failed to advance a conservative legislative agenda that reflects the will of the Texas people on a number of key issues, most notably the issue of protecting the unborn. This week’s surge of endorsements has fanned the flames of discontent among pro-life advocates that the Texas House under Straus’ leadership will once again fail to promote pro-life issues.
Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! How Do We Want Him? Dead!’
Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with police once again. A grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the coming days. But protesters made their voices heard outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday night shouting, “What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!”
Oklahoma, Texas AGs Plan to Sue Obama over Executive Order on Immigration
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt announced prior to President Obama’s speech, in which he said that he will grant legal status to immigrants in the country illegally, that the state will bring forward legal action. Pruitt released the following statement
Obama’s Justice Department declares war on school choice
Now that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has effectively gelded the Wisconsin teacher’s mafia and limited its ability to extort dues from members that become the mother’s milk of the Democrat machine in Milwaukee, Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has waded into the fray with an attempt to browbeat Wisconsin into killing a vibrant school choice program. Why? Follow the money. If you kill school choice you increase the power of the teacher’s union, something they desperately need.
Tennessee DA Restricts Use Of Civil Forfeiture Laws
No Prison for Lesbian Teacher, 24, Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Girl
The victim in the case doesn’t want her molester to go to prison, probably because that would be “hate” or something
Liberals Invoking Cesar Chavez Ignore His Hatred Of Illegal Immigrants.
Liberal activist group Moveon.org wasted no time after President Obama’s controversial executive action on immigration to do a fundraising and petition drive. Just hours after the President’s televised announcement that he’d be stopping the deportations of millions of illegal immigrants, MoveOn sprang into action sending out an email with the subject “Join me in thanking President Obama for doing the right thing on immigration,” that came from “Helen F. Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez.”
Oklahoma AG Starts Laying Out the Legal Case Against Obama’s Executive Action: Of Course States Have Been Injured
States may be able to recoup monetary damages incurred as a result of President Obama’s executive action exempting millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation, says Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt. Ultimately, he aims for the courts to issue an injunction against the action, deeming it null.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Hopes Ferguson Grand Jury Finds Evidence of a Crime
Former judge warns there will be pushback, questions if jurors “turn their back on justice.”
SNL Snubs Obama, Mocks Executive Order
IJReview picked up on one of the funniest SNL sketches in recent (a.k.a. post-original cast) history. It was a Schoolhouse Rock! parody that aired last night, mocking Obama’s latest immigration-related executive order and complete disregard for the constitutional process.
The ‘You won’t believe what SNL did in this skit about Executive Orders!’ Sunday Open Thread.
“My legs! They were made of paper!”
In #GamerGate Battle, Feminists Predictably Resort to Totalitarian Tactics
Randi Harper (@freebsdgirl) is an unattractive woman with blue hair who is into (a) video games and (b) totalitarian ideology. In the 21st century, where “harassment” has been re-defined to mean “expressing disagreement with a feminist,” Harper decided to create a blacklist of Twitter users who support the #GamerGate project
Illegal Immigrant to CNN: I was inspired to cross the border by Obama
Who could have guessed this would happen?
Speaker designate Ira Hansen withdrawing from position
Assembly Speaker designate Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, said Sunday he is withdrawing from the leadership position after newspaper columns with controversial remarks he wrote for the Sparks Daily Tribune generated widespread criticism.
Marilyn Monroe’s Stuffing Recipe Stars in a Remake
THE image of a bombshell cooking her way to nirvana may seem old-hat now, thanks to Nigella, Giada, Padma and the like. But back in the 1950s, a Hollywood starlet was not expected to squander her talents (or risk her manicure) chopping onions.
Economy & Taxes
Better Economic Policy Won’t Save Japan
When I was a wee thing, just a slip of a girl launching herself into the mad and exciting world of economic policy reporting, you used to hear a lot of talk about Japan’s Lost Decade. From World War II to about 1990, Japan posted the most miraculous economic transformation of the 20th century. Self-flagellating magazine articles and paranoid novels were written by anxious Americans who saw–all too clearly!–that Japan’s mighty economic engine would soon overpower lazy, atomistic Americans, forcing us into a sort of well-transistorized serfdom. Then the Nikkei crashed and the mighty engine stalled*. And unlike your Camry, it proved difficult to repair. Japan alternated between stagnation and recession for the better part of a decade. Then longer. Eventually, the “Lost Decade” stretched past 20 years. It is now approaching the quarter-century mark.
“Gold Is Money And Nothing Else” – JP Morgan’s Full December 1912 Testimony To Congress
In December 1912, no lessor man than J.P.Morgan testified to Congress to “justify Wall Street,” during investigations over alleged manipulation and collusion. The transcript reads like it could have been given yesterday (as nothing ever changes) but at its heart the banker laid out 33 “Morgan Epigrams” which appear – in the ensuing 102 years – have been lost to greed and arrogance… The irony is wondrous: “Securities do not always prove good”, “Money is gold, and nothing else”, “I think manipulation is always bad.”
Economics Profs Claim Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich
It sounds like these professors graduated from the redistributive school of economics.
Woman walks through Mumbai for 10 hours in vest top and mini-skirt and receives NO sexual harassment… in stark contrast to similar video shot in New York
Pooja Singh walked across the city without being sexually harassed
Is this the most depraved town on the planet? Brazilian paedophile mayor forced terrified families to hand over HUNDREDS of girls and gave them a mobile phone or house to buy their silence
Wealthy Brazilian town of Coari has been run by a gang of predatory paedophiles – headed by mayor and his powerful officials
Global Slavery Index 2014 released
A pattern emerges…
UK: Police officers told not to wear uniforms to work lest they trigger Sudden Beheading Syndrome in touchy minority
Police officers have been advised not to wear their uniforms on the way to and from work amid concerns that Islamic extremists are plotting to target them on the streets, it has been reported.
Narendra Modi fever grips Sydney
Are you ready Sydney? India’s political rock star Narendra Modi is coming to town and hundreds of millions will be watching us.
Indonesia Tests Female Police Recruits’ Virginity
Indonesia must stop subjecting female police recruits to physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group said Tuesday, describing the practice as degrading and discriminatory.
India’s First Ebola Patient Has Been QuarantinedAlexandra Sifferlin
Man was already treated and cured in Liberia
Hong Kong Begins Peaceful Clearing of Occupied Protest Sites
Workers in Hong Kong Tuesday began clearing barricades in a small area of the downtown occupied by pro-democracy protesters.
Off with their heads! French socialists declare new Assassin’s Creed video game is right-wing ‘propaganda against the people’ for portraying revolutionary leader as a psychopath
French MEP calls Assassin’s Creed ‘propaganda against the people’
New videogame portrays Robespierre as psychopathic mass murderer
Left-wing accuses makers of being part of a capitalist conspiracy
Robespierre was one of the most influential politicians of the Revolution
Japan PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election in December
Mr Abe may be looking for a mandate to “push ahead with even bolder economic reform”, reports Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
Hong Kong police arrest six as protesters try to storm legislature
Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with police while trying to break into the city’s legislature early Wednesday.
Clashes near Egypt’s border with Gaza kill 10 civilians
Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt’s border with Gaza, where the military has launched a crackdown in recent weeks, security and medical sources said on Wednesday.
Police quiz gran over ‘racially offensive’ knitted gorilla in window – despite no complaints
Anne Feast explained knitting was her main hobby, she has suitcases full of her creations and regularly changed her window display to entertain passersby
France: jihadists mostly from middle class atheist families
The average would-be French jihadist is between 15 and 21 and is from a middle class, atheist family, reports the Centre de Prévention contre les Dérives Sectaires Liées à l’Islam (CPDSI). This is the typical profile of youths leaving to fight with Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq and contrasts greatly with the most widespread stereotypes. The survey was conducted on over 160 families. Researcher, anthropologist and CPDSI founder Dounia Bouzar said that the youths were ”ordinary” and that 67% of them are from the middle class. Only 16% are from the working class and 17% from wealthy families. A tiny 5% of them have committed any sort of petty crime.
UK: Innovative Legal Action – That’s the new term for “Muslim Pedophile Grooming Gang Cover-up”
Two men ordered to stay away from girls after social services bosses in Birmingham told how they were taking ”innovative” legal action in a bid to protect vulnerable children who may be victims of sexual exploitation can be identified, a High Court judge has ruled.
Free Speech is Dead in Britain – As I Learned on a BBC Debate Programme Called ‘Free Speech’
Is it just my imagination or was there a widely publicised report a few weeks ago by a professor called Alexis Jay describing in clinical detail how at least 1400 mostly underage girls were groomed, drugged and raped over a period of years in the northern town of Rotherham by gangs of men from predominately Kashmiri-Pakistani Muslim backgrounds?
Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success
Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year’s election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Rochester points to a British general election where no one wins
Rochester is not a freak. It has given us a glimpse of what bookies now believe to be the lost likely outcome of the next election: that no one wins. I look at this in my Daily Telegraph column today.
Nigel Farage predicts more Tory defections after seeing Mark Reckless take his seat in the Commons as Ukip’s second MP, sweeping away a Tory majority of almost 10,000 in Rochester
Mark Reckless held his Rochester and Strood seat after changing parties with 16,867 votes – a majority of 2,920
Children at UK Primary School ‘Don’t Know the Difference Between Sharia and English Law’
An emergency report by School inspectors Ofsted has revealed that some pupils at a school in London do not know the difference between British law and Sharia Law. At Mazahirul Uloom School in Tower Hamlets, they found that the curriculum “focused solely” on Islamic themes.
CBC whinefest: ‘In the fight against racism, tolerance is not enough’
When discussing issues of racism and discrimination, governments, academics and civic leaders often promote “tolerance” as a way to combat these problems. As the argument goes, if Canadians tolerate people of different races, religions, sexual orientations and backgrounds, Canada will be a much stronger society.
Toronto Trannies eat their own… Flag raising decried as “Colonial” probably racist and white privileged too…
So the trannies had a flag day a city hall, and true to form it went insane. A tranny stole the special tranny flag, then trannies started fighting other trannies, because the trannies of colour or some such felt excluded by the white privileged trannies or something, there was a clip of an altercation on CP24. However we’ll just have to do with the Star’s coverage until and if I can locate it.
Why UKIP’s Latest By-Election Victory Is a Very Big Deal
The U.K. Independence Party’s victory in the Rochester and Strood special election overnight contains enough lessons to fill an encyclopedia — and let’s be candid, encyclopedias usually make heavy reading. So in the next few days I’ll be sending the Corner a series of shorter analyses concentrating on the most important lessons.
Abe’s ‘risky’ election gambit may backfire, U.S. expert claims
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made a risky move in deciding to call a snap general election and delay a planned consumption tax hike, according to a U.S.-based expert on Japan.
We’re too frightened of appearing “racist” to have a debate about immigration
A rather typical 24 hours in the life of modern Britain. Everyone does another round of “we need to be able to talk about immigration.” The main parties once again say (as though this were a great revelation to the rest of us) that it is not racist to talk about immigration. The Labour and Conservative representatives then go on the BBC’s Question Time and claim that the Ukip candidate (now Ukip MP) for Rochester and Strood is a racist. And a Labour shadow minister mocks the awfulness of people who fly the national flag.
Apparently, being ‘too English’ is now a crime
As a school in Lincolnshire fails to get the top grade by Ofsted inspectors, Allison Pearson asks whether the Trojan Horse backlash has gone too far
It’s Time To Push Back Against Feminist Bullies
The attacks on scientist Matt Taylor are crazy. Enough already.
For the Democrats, ‘Demographics is not enough.’
True story: When I was communications director at the Republican Party of Texas, we moved the party headquarters from one building in Austin to another. During that move, we discovered some old party publications that provided talking points on how demographics would shape Texas in the future. The paper stated that demographers expected that changes in the population would hand Texas permanently to the Democrats within a decade or two.
Everything that’s wrong with a poster from the Left
It’s a fascinating looking-glass view at the world, insofar as it sums up most of the last 14 years in a way precisely the opposite of the way in which conservatives see those years. The praise for the Democrats is like looking at the glassy surface of a pool, only to discover the rot that lies beneath it.
No Space for Sewing Circles
I’ve been meaning to write a long post about the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, but life has been fraught since we came back, so it waited till today. And now it’s going to get somewhat highjacked (sorry) by … idiocy surrounding the shirt of a man who landed on a comet. Which means the real post about the workshop will come later, again.
Lamentations of Their Women:
CNN Cries over GOP Wave
A Tale of Two Green Lines
Efforts by academic groups to impose boycotts and other kinds of punitive measures on Israeli universities have gotten considerable attention lately. However, an opposite phenomenon has escaped notice: the widespread participation by mainstream universities in programs and collaborations with institutions located in occupied territories.
Comet Guy and the social-justice black hole
An amazingly stupid story with a clever Twitter hashtag, #shirtstorm, has been brewing for the past couple of days. Long story short, one of the brilliant scientists who just landed a space probe on a moving comet decided to wear a shirt covered with cheesecake cartoon girls for a media appearance. A gang of decidedly non-brilliant feminists freaked out and organized an Internet flash mob to accuse Dr. Matt Taylor of objectifying women, charging that his choice of shirt would intimidate young ladies out of pursuing careers in science. The really stupid part of the story is that it worked – Dr. Taylor was bullied into making a tearful public apology for his shirt.
Leftists are toddlers at heart — which is a very, very bad thing
I’ve been thinking a lot about Leftists and toddlers. I should start with my biases: I absolutely hated it when my kids were toddlers. On the one hand, they were cute and it was exciting to see them develop as little people, soaking in the world like a sponge. After all, these were my little progeny.
The Triumph of Hope over Experience
A May-December romance for Charles Manson
The GOP battle plan to fight Obama’s immigration order is coming together
The three instances in living memory in which Republicans in Congress embraced a strategy which led to shutting down the government, the results were disastrous for their party. While there is some debate on the right as to just how lasting that damage was, it is universally accepted that the public did not approve of the GOP’s actions and registered their dissatisfaction.
Polling Postmortem: The Best And Worst Senate Polls Of 2014
What were the best and worst individual polls of the 2014 Senate races? Let’s take a look at the numbers.
The First Rule of Amnesty Fight Club
Don’t make this a battle between Congress and the president. Make it a battle within Congress.
Three Ways the GOP Might Respond to Obama’s Executive Action
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D., MD.), chairman of the appropriations committee, “desperately wants” to pass an omnibus bundle of appropriations bills before Republicans take formal control of the Senate next year, according to a senior GOP Senate aide, but that is increasingly unlikely.
Watching the Democrats Commit Suicide
So the Senate Democrats just defeated the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline by 1 vote. Sitting duck Mary Landrieu — the soon-to-be former senator from Louisiana — begged her Democratic colleagues to vote for the energy-and-job-creating project but, no, the Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren “Green” wing of the party chose leftist sanctimoniousness over practicality.
A Rebuttal to Socialist Russell Brand!
Russell Brand, Hollywood’s favorite self-avowed socialist is at it again! I address his asinine arguments so that you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
8 Reasons to celebrate men on International Men’s Day
Thank a man for being awesome today
Emperor Obama I
Emperor Obama I will announce his executive immigration order tomorrow night. To celebrate America’s descent into autocracy, I have commissioned a sculpture to be placed in the well of the Senate. It will serve as a stern reminder that the legislative branch is no longer relevant.
The Microaggression Farce
The latest campus fad, which sees racism everywhere, will create a new generation of permanent victims.
Meet the Snobocrats
Jonathan Gruber’s disdain for the proverbial masses is thematic of the last six yea
When Liberals Use “Science” To Attack Conservatives, They Demean Science
For progressivism, “science” has become a safety blanket in which its adherents can swaddle themselves to avoid confronting alternative beliefs.
Will Lavender Nazis Kill a Reality Show?
The one thing that we’ve learned in the ongoing war over homosexual marriage is that homosexuals are probably the most vicious and vindictive interest group in the nation. They are not content with mere equality but rather are obsessed with demanding that their particular brand of sexual deviance is not merely accepted but celebrated as something other that what it is.
Barack Obama, American Caudillo
To think that President Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have become such old hat that he stopped paying attention.
Remember the wisdom of our fathers: “Don’t get mad. Get EVEN.”
If you are extremely upset about tonight’s unexpected (and curiously circumscribed*) immigration speech by Barack Obama, may I suggest doing something practical about it?
Democrats’ vaunted social media team embarrasses its own party, again.
I thank God every day that I don’t have to produce this kind of masturbatory fodder for my political party. ‘Ethnic cleansing.’ Ye gods and little fishes…
Responding To Obama’s Executive Amnesty: Let Obama Give The State Of The Union Somewhere Else
With the die officially cast on Obama’s executive amnesty, attention now turns to the response from congressional leaders. Not only is this a fight about Obama’s policies but something far more important, a unilateral power grab from the legislative branch of government. Boehner and McConnell may not want to want to take Obama on over immigration but they should be heavily invested in protecting the power of the legislature to make laws.
You Are Being Played
I oppose comprehensive immigration reform. I think Congress always fails as comprehensive legislation. But, long time readers know I am squishier on the immigration issue than many RedStaters. There are portions of what the President proposed last night that I support in principle and, frankly, was surprised by how mild some of the actions were, given the run up to the announcement.
Gay Rights and Sex Crimes: Ironies From the Human Rights Campaign Files
The Human Rights Campaign is a gay rights group in Washington heavily connected to the Obama Administration.
The Protection Racket
For the record, let’s state that what the SCOAMT did last night was tantamount to an imperial takeover. Apparently, now, the President and not the Legislature or even Judiciary is the arbiter of what is and is not law.
Gruber and the shenanigans of Leviathan
The closer intellectuals get to power, the more they deceive
Reconciled to Servitude
“Nor does the sexual promiscuity of Brave New World seem so very distant. There are already certain American cities in which the number of divorces is equal to the number of marriages. In a few years, no doubt, marriage licenses will be sold like dog licenses, good for a period of twelve months, with no law against changing dogs or keeping more than one animal at a time. As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase. And the dictator (unless he needs cannon fodder and families with which to colonize empty or conquered territories) will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope and movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.” – Aldous Huxley, 1946
Why We Should ALL Be Celebrating Today’s UKIP Triumph in Rochester and Strood
It doesn’t matter what you think of Mark Reckless. It doesn’t even matter what you think of UKIP. Whether you love them or hate them their victory last night in the Rochester and Strood by-election was a victory for (almost) all of us.
President Palpatine: Obama Dissolves the Old Republic
Obama is building a system in which everything depends on executive power.
The Rabid Equality Crowd Finally Outright Admits They Hate Testicles
Social justice warriors who hate testicles shouldn’t get their way with public transportation.
Fundamental Concepts-Ends and Means
Dear Gay Friend…
Geeks on Strike?
Here is an interesting email I got from a reader who wonders if a substantial number of geeks are on strike
Speaking Truth to Power
One of the most fascinating conceits of our ruling powerful elites — be they in entertainment, politics, governance, jurisprudence or news reporting — is the often repeated assertion of being some kind of underdog “speaking truth to power.” This comes with the concomitant illusion that anyone opposing them is paid by powerful interests.
America Has Been Warned: Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today from the fall of an ancient empire? Plenty. Many.
Let’s play “What if a Republican said __________?”
Imagine the backlash if the GOP was responsible for these quotes
Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’
Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink