Sunday, August 02, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: The president versus Kerry

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Nation

The president versus Kerry: Richard Baehr
Obama's other Iran coverup: The Iran-al-Qaeda connection to 9/11: Matzav
Will the Drip, Drip, Drip Wear Away the Iran Deal?: AmInt

Rise Of Trump: GOP Base ‘Absolutely Hates’ GOP Leadership: Brian Carey
Trump Goes After Huma Weiner: EIB
Garland, TX terrorist bought gun in 2010 via Fast and Furious: Richard A. Serrano

Jeb Bush Praises Obama, Touts Common Core at Urban League: Jim Hoft
Surprise: Jeb Bush Starts Showing His Cult Of Climastrology Membership: Cove
Jeb! Explains Why He Should Never, Ever Be President: Instapundit

Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: Instapundit
Donald Trump third in STL Tea Party poll; Ted Cruz on top: Gregg Palermo
Cruz Super PAC gets $10 million donation from single donor: Julie Bykowicz

Economy

Obama's TPP Trade Deal Hits the Wall: Curtis Ellis
Tech industry's persistent claim of worker shortage may be phony: Mike Hiltzik
Donald Trump Empire Sought Visas For At Least 1,100 Foreign Workers: Reuters

Scandal Central

What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the TN shooting will enrage you: Allen West
Judge who blocked Planned Parenthood videos RAISED $230,000 for OBAMA: Scoop
Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.: Paul Mirengoff

Climate & Energy

Obama To Unveil New Energy Cost Skyrocketing “Climate Change” Regulations: RWN
Obama Wants Soviet-Style 5-Year Plan on Infrastructure: CNS
A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US: Anthony Watts

Media

Ghetto Pride Day: The Z Man
Stranger in a Strange Land: Jim Quinn
Quote of the Day - RACIST! Edition: The Smallest Minority

Mark Levin: The Republican Party Won Its Majority on a Lie: Julia Hahn
Cry Baby Dana Milbank: ‘Ted Cruz Bullied Republicans for Years’: Michael van der Galien
Immigrants object to growing use of ankle monitors after detention: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, LA Times

World

Heading Toward An EMP Catastrophe: Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Police Warn of No-Go Zones in Germany: Soeren Kern
French riot police disperse migrants trying to storm Channel Tunnel: Fox

The Islamic State’s Christian and Yizidi Sex Slaves: Nina Shea
Islamists Sending Personal Threats to Servicemen & Families: Clarion
Emails: Hillary Clinton Sought Advice on How To Navigate American-Israeli Relations: Tess Owen

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US Marines Say F-35 is Ready for War: Marcus Weisgerber
New twist in telco giants' fight to destroy the FCC's net neutrality: Kieren McCarthy
United Airlines Hacked by Chinese: P.H. Madore

Cornucopia

Black Holes and Other Mathematical “Zeros”: MOTUS
Ronda Rousey destroyed Bethe Correia in 34 seconds: Avery Stone
Wrestling Icon 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies of Cardiac Arrest: David Nield

Image: A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: REIGNITE LIBERTY: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "[Boehner] is essentially delivering for Barack Obama everything Barack Obama wants. Just because you’re dressed up as a Republican doesn’t make it so… By his actions, he has demonstrated that he is not a conservative. He spends his time with [Rep. Kevin] McCarthy (R-CA) and [Rep. Steve] Scalise (R-LA) conspiring against the Tea Party and the more conservative elements of his caucus…

...I can’t think of one significant advance in the cause of liberty or limited government under John Boehner. When he and [Sen. Mitch] McConnell (R-KY)—who’s equally bad— surrendered the power of the purse right out of the box… they just delivered Obama everything he wanted. So these men have helped Obama oversee the biggest explosion of government both in spending and in power ever...

...The Republican Party is a disaster. It has lost its way, I don’t think it even knows what its way is. We have a couple of self-serving powerful politicians at the top—in the House, in the Senate, and in the RNC [Republican National Committee] and various other places that empower themselves, they like exercising power. And they fear conservatives more than the Democratic Party… They hate conservatives, they hate constitutionalists, they hate the Tea Party. They don’t care for the Democrats, but they’ll work with them…

...They have no strategic vision whatsoever—and, of course, they have no tactical vision at all either—and they keep saying, ‘Vote Republican, Vote Republican.’ But they are doing more to dispirit Republicans and conservatives than Barack Obama, because people go to the polls, they give them the House, then they give them the Senate, and they get nothing. They also seem to think that bipartisanship is the reason they’re in Washington. No, the reason they’re in Washington is to advance the cause of liberty and prosperity and constitutionalism. Why would you want to participate in a bipartisan government when the President of United States is openly usurping the rule of law and openly attack the private sector and individual sovereignty?… Why wouldn’t you do everything you can to throw a wrench in his agenda?" --Mark Levin

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Obama Hiding Text of Iran Nuclear Deals And Unclassified Documents From the American People and... Congress

By The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Crucial aspects of the Iran nuclear deal remain hidden from the public, and in some instances, from the American government, Bloomberg reports.

In a closed-door session with House members Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry revealed that two side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were reached. Kerry said he neither read nor possesses the secret agreements.

According to U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the House Intelligence Committee who attended the closed-door session, Congress also is in the dark on these agreements.

"Kerry told me directly that he has not read the secret side deals. He told us the State Department does not have possession of these documents," Pompeo told Bloomberg View columnists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake.

Furthermore, other secret agreements kept from the public were presented to Congress on Monday – part of 18 documents the White House were required to disclose – including secret letters of understanding between the U.S., France, Germany , and the United Kingdom that outline some of the ambiguous aspects of the nuclear deal.

Seventeen of these documents are unclassified, yet they are stored in ultra-secure facilities intended for top-secret information, the Daily Beast reports. These extraordinary precautions indicate that the Obama administration is seeking to keep unclassified documents from reaching the public.

*CRUNCH* THIS POPCORN IS GETTING GOOD! Federal Judge Slaps Hillary and Huma With Full Disclosure Demands

By Judicial Watch

(31 July 2015, Washington DC) – Today U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary Clinton’s email server to conduct government business. The court issued the ruling late today after holding a status hearing in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). The lawsuit reopened last month because of revelations about Hillary Clinton’s email records.

The text of Judge Sullivan’s minute order, which was issued at 5:46 pm:

As agreed by the parties at the July 31, 2015 status hearing, the Government shall produce a copy of the letters sent by the State Department to Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Ms. Huma Abedin and Ms. Cheryl Mills regarding the collection of government records in their possession. These communications shall be posted on the docket forthwith. The Government has also agreed to share with Plaintiff’s counsel the responses sent by Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. These communications shall also be posted on the docket forthwith. In addition, as related to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests in this case, the Government is HEREBY ORDERED to:

Larwyn's Linx: Iran Needs to Get Nuclear Weapons So We Can See if They’ll Use Them

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Nation

Iran Needs to Get Nukes So We Can See if They’ll Use Them: Sara Noble
Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law and Do It Anyway: RWN
Clinton in Free Fall: Dick Morris

Hillary sidekick, Muslim Brotherhood-tied Huma Abedin investigated for fraud: Shoebat
Planned Parenthood Got Millions After Lobbying Hillary State Dept.: Bill McMorris
StemExpress Trying To Block Knowledge They Get ‘Fully Intact Fetuses’: Russ Hepler

Thank God Mr. Ted Cruz is in Washington.: Thy Black Man
Ted Cruz super PACs rake in $38 million: Katie Gueck
Rand Paul: Those Who Support Trump Are Insane: Matt Wilstein

The Donald's Madhouse Candidacy Will Implode, Right?: Mike Littwin
Cruz Replies to Romney: There’s a Reason He Got ‘Clobbered’ in '12: Josh Feldman
President Huckabee might deploy troops, FBI to stop abortions: Leada Gore

Economy

Obama's Economic, Jobs, Deficit Performance Is Worst On Record: Timothy H. Lee
The Interest Rate Trap: The Z Man
No Congressional GOP Leaders Will Support Reducing Immigration: Julia Hahn

Scandal Central

Federal Judge Orders State Dept. to Turn Over All Hillary Records: JW
Obama heavily redacts latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails: Times
Trump attacks Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked right-hand woman, Huma Abedin: BNI

Hillary Clinton’s Emails, Round Three — Live Dive: WSJ
Email Release PROVES Questions Were LEAKED to Hillary Before ‘Meet The Press’ Interview!: Sooper
Judge, former Obama bundler and ‘huge Democrat donor,’ blocks Planned Parenthood videos: Twitchy

Media

Clearly, the Donald Works for Hillary: Joe Queenan
Now it's Edward Snowden the comic book: Daily Mail
Hillary Clinton’s doctor wrote her a note saying she can be president: Twitchy

Rise up and awaken the sleeping generation: David Bossie
In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman: John Hawkins
Black Woman Saved by Florida's Stand Your Ground Law: David Ovalle

Academic: Constitution Is ‘Confederate Symbol,’ Censor It: Blake Neff
Huckabee’s ‘oven’ remark taken out of context: Jonah Goldberg
Text reveals Subway’s Jared paid 16-year-old for sex: report: Post

World

French Official Reportedly Stated That Killing Iran Deal Would Lead To Better Deal: RWN
FRANCE: Calais up in flames as illegal alien Muslim invaders fight to get to UK: BNI
UK: Muslims threaten to slaughter soldiers’ wives and families: Robert Spencer

Pensions and Medicare after an Economic Collapse: Ferfal
Venezuela Supermarket Looting Leaves One Dead, Dozens Detained: IBTimes
Venezuela's hospitals on life support: Channel 4

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count): Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza (2010)
Since when did the Islamic State (ISIS) seize control of Facebook?: BNI
Mt. Gox head arrested over loss of 650,000 bitcoins: Jon Brodkin

Cornucopia

Get your Hillary lawn signs for 2016!: iOTWreport
The Dog Days of August Are Upon Us: MOTUS
Dr. Distracto: Springer's Blog

Image: FRANCE: Calais up in flames as illegal alien Muslim invaders fight to get to UK
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: TIME TO LOWER THE BOOM: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "We are going on seven years since the Fed lowered rates to what people thought was the floor of the possible...

...That’s not the half of it. Corporate and sovereign debt is now fully structured around near zero rates. Most of this debt is rolled over when it matures so a rising interest rate environment means suddenly rising interest payments. That’s what happened to Greece. Rates jumped and the operating deficit increased. That was met with more borrowing, which drove rates higher. Eventually, they could no longer borrow at rates they could pay...

...Rates will return to their natural level eventually. The question is whether it will be an orderly recession that comes with raising rates or whether it will be a chaotic depression as central banks lose control of monetary policy. Those are not great choices and they are political choices. The Fed is a political institution, which is why they keep delaying the pain. In politics, tomorrow is the best time to take the pain and tomorrow never comes...

...The Romans never figured out how to make an orderly retreat from empire. They exhausted themselves financially and culturally trying to keep the empire together, eventually leading to collapse. America is not about to be invaded by Visigoths. Collapse is unlikely, but a very painful and disruptive reordering is on the horizon. The question is how painful and orderly." --The Z Man

Friday, July 31, 2015

Improbable Dialogue Comix

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CHANGE, PART 1,803: Obama Edits Oath of Allegiance for New Americans, Deletes Pledge to Defend the U.S.

By Warner Todd Huston

Newly naturalized Americans will no longer have to pledge to defend the USA thanks to the Obama administration’s decision to remove the lines requiring new citizens to bear arms on behalf of the United States or perform noncombatant duties in the armed forces in times of war.

Obama’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ruled that effective on July 21 of this year, some candidates for naturalization will skip the services clause while taking the oath to become Americans.

So that means that in an age when people are streaming here to pretend to become Americans in order to commit acts of terror, now Obama won’t even ask them to voice the words that they will defend the USA.

The current oath reads as follows:

Here is the Ironclad Case for Impeaching IRS Head John Koskinen

By Logan Albright

Key members of the House Freedom Caucus are demanding that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be removed from office. In an op-ed written for the Wall Street Journal, Reps. Jim Jordan and Ron DeSantis told President Obama that if the Commissioner is not removed, they will begin the proceedings to impeach him.

Modern Americans view impeachment with a sort of awe and reverence. To most, it seems like an inconceivably drastic thing to do. But it was not always this way, nor was it the intention of the founders. Impeachment has always been a practical tool for getting rid of bad actors in government and, given the amount of government corruption we see today, a tool that should be used with much greater frequency.

If there is any doubt that Koskinen is a worthy target for impeachment, let’s run down a few of his misdeeds since he assumed the office in 2013.

First, the IRS targeting scandal. In 2013, it emerged that the IRS had been targeting conservative non-profit groups, delaying their applications, demanding ridiculous amounts of paperwork including highly invasive personal questions, and general obstructing conservative grassroots activities. The American Enterprise Institute estimated that this depressed Republican voter turnout in the 2012 elections, and could have even made the difference between Barack Obama winning or losing.

Of course, this was all before Koskinen became commissioner, so what does it have to do with him? Koskinen assumed office in December 2013, during the ongoing investigation into the scandal. Any serious public servant would have done everything possible to clean up the agency and get to the bottom of the wrongdoing. Koskinen instead chose to obstruct. Koskinen responded to subpoenas for emails regarding the scandal with the unbelievable claim that all the emails from the specified time period had suddenly gone missing.

Larwyn's Linx: Dem Congressman: With Sanctions Lifted, Iran Can Just Buy a Nuke from North Korea

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Nation

Dem: With Sanctions Lifted, Iran Can Just Buy Nukes from North Korea: Daniel Greenfield
Nuclear Iran: Is the U.S. Really Suicidal?: Bassam Tawil
Iran Deal: $150 Billion to Fund Obama's War: George Phillips

Hillary mishandled secret reports from 5 different agencies: Sarah Westwood
Hillary Clinton's former spokesman turns over 20 boxes of emails: Rachael Bade
The movie Hillary Clinton should be very, very worried about: Kyle Smith

Killing Them: Erick Erickson
Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie: Michelle Malkin
More Offensive Than Huckabee’s Holocaust Remark: Obama’s Iran Deal: David Harsanyi

Hidden Motives Behind the Huge GOP Primary: Tyler O'Neil
Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?: Mona Charen
Los Angeles gangs’ #100days100nights kill contest sparks fear: Melissa Chan

Economy

AP US History back to admitting that America is, in fact, exceptional: Moe Lane
Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word 'American' is 'problematic': Peter Hasson
Big loss in Michigan Supreme Court for public-sector unions: Marathon

Scandal Central

Planned Parenthood video reveals babies may be born alive and then killed: Live Action
Raw Power: The Left’s Move To ‘Legally’ Silence The Grim Truth: Camp o' the Saints
The Curious Case of Lois Lerner's Physically Damaged Hard Drive: Alexander Hendrie

Hillary Clinton’s incestuous relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention: Jazz Shaw
Federal Judge: I Will Haul IRS Chief Here and Personally Hold Him in Contempt: Katie Pavlich
Emails Show Top Hillary Aide Complaining That Clinton Email Account Wasn’t Working: Chuck Ross

Media

On CNN, Giuliani: 'I'd Have' Hillary Clinton 'Under Investigation for About Five Different Crimes': Brad Wilmouth
Hillary’s Very Brady Problem: Bill Whalen
Huckabee's Critics: Rabbi Aryeh Spero

Pathway to Codswallop: Mark Steyn
What Tom Cotton Did To John Kerry Today Is Illegal In 26 States: HayRide
BEASTMODE: Congressman Tells John Kerry ‘You Represent America’: WFB

Watch the first trailer for Michael Bay's Benghazi movie: The Week
New Benghazi movie ’13 Hours’ has Hillary camp quaking; Dana Perino tells Megyn why: Michael Dorstewitz
Why Cruz Trumps Trump: Robert Cleveland

World

What Happened After This Nation Started Sending Muslims Back to Their OWN Countries?: ConTrib
How to Scam ISIS: Clarion
The World’s Most Important Graph: Africa's Population Projections: Steve Sailer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Beautiful Video Explains How Light's Been Harnessed For Communication: Jamie Condliffe
14 million PCs upgraded to Windows 10 in the first day: Peter Bright
Mozilla CEO slams Microsoft over Windows 10 browser defaults: Steven Musil

Cornucopia

Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video: Cube
Plunder and Deceit: David Limbaugh
A Bill and Hillary Private Moment (NSFW): Diogenes

Image: Reports: Officials say debris is 'likely' from MH370
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QOTD: "What we do know is this deal is catastrophic...

...It means, Dana, if this deal goes through; the Obama administration, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry will become the world's leading financiers of radical Islamic terrorism." --Sen. Ted Cruz