Friday, October 31, 2014

I have an APB out for Karl "WMD" Rove

Ever since the revelation that Karl Rove suppressed news of WMDs in Iraq at the height of the war, the mischievous little imp has been curiously missing from the airwaves.

Won't you please help us find this loser?

Not because we find him useful, but so that we know where he is at all times and can prevent him from further damaging this country.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

HISTORIC: Eric Holder is the First Attorney General in History Who Actively Supports Vote Fraud

By Investor's Business Daily

Theft: As "calibration errors" switch votes in Illinois and Maryland, an election watchdog group sues the latter over massive voting by noncitizens in one county after discovering voters registered in multiple states.

The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years. Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections.

The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) cross-checked jury duty forms with individual voting records and found that hundreds of voters in that one Maryland county cast votes after reporting they were noncitizens. One in seven Maryland residents are noncitizens, so extrapolating the number of possibly illegal votes cast in recent elections over the entire state hints at possible election-changing fraud.

Maryland is one of many states that in the process of making it easier to vote has also made vote fraud easier to commit. Maryland both issues driver's licenses to illegal aliens and has a Motor Voter law that allows that license to be used to register and vote.

The VVA filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court in Maryland asserting that individuals who opted out of jury duty as noncitizens have been able to cast votes in at least three Maryland elections.

Still waiting for Hillary Clinton to apologize for her staunch defense of murderers and torturers

By Richard Poe

I CAN’T take it anymore. If one more person sends me that e-mail about Hillary and the Black Panthers, I’ll have to be dragged away screaming in a straitjacket.

You know the e-mail I’m talking about. It accuses Hillary of helping the Black Panthers get away with torture and murder during the early 1970s. With a presidential race drawing near, the spam mills are creaking to life, flooding the Internet once more with this agitprop classic.

Unfortunately, the e-mail mingles good information with bad, sowing more confusion than enlightenment. Some versions, for instance, carry the by-line of radio talk jock Paul Harvey, who says he did not write it. Such misrepresentations help Hillary defenders dismiss the e-mail as a hoax.

The story is no hoax, though. Its basic elements can be found in respected Hillary biographies and exposés such as Barbara Olson’s Hell to Pay; David Brock’s The Seduction of Hillary Rodham; Joyce Milton’s The First Partner; and Carl Limbacher’s Hillary’s Scheme.

Here are the facts.

In May 1969, fishermen discovered the body of Black Panther Alex Rackley floating in Connecticut’s Coginchaug River. Rackley’s captors had clubbed him, burned him with cigarettes, scalded him with boiling water and stabbed him with an ice pick before finally shooting him in the head.

New Haven detectives learned that the Panthers suspected Rackley of being a police informer. Panther enforcers had tied him to a chair and tortured him for hours. Police arrested eight Panthers and later extradited Panther leader Bobby Seale from California, after a witness accused Seale of ordering Rackley’s death. (1)

Campus radicals supported the Panthers. They organized mass protests in support of the so-called “New Haven Nine.” Hillary was right in the thick of it.

By the time she entered Yale Law School in 1969, Hillary was already a radical celebrity on campus. Life magazine had featured Hillary in a piece titled, “The Class of ’69,” which showcased three student activists whom Life’s editors deemed the best and brightest of the year. A line Hillary used in her Wellesley College commencement speech appeared under her photo: “Protest is an attempt to forge an identity.” (2)

At Yale, Hillary helped edit the Yale Review of Law and Social Action — a leftwing journal which promoted cop-killing and featured cartoons of pig-faced police. (3)

Larwyn's Linx: CDC says that the Polio-like Enterovirus D-68 was linked to a 9th Death in the U.S.

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CDC: Polio-like Enterovirus D-68 Linked to 9th U.S. Death: Sharyl Attkisson
Ebola Battle Led by Larry, Curly, and Moe?: Don Boys
80% Want Ebola Quarantines, 70% Want Travel Banned: S&L

The Democrats' Desperate, Race-Baiting Push: Leon Wolf
The Democrats’ Achilles’ Heel: David Limbaugh
Democrats Rush To Save Incumbents – In Liberal States: S&L

Mary Landrieu calls all Louisiana and southern voters racist and sexist: FAM
Democrat Party Threatens Registered Democrats in Mailer: Treehouse
6 travelers from W. Africa monitored for Ebola symptoms in Indiana: Fox-59

NC Senate: Kay Hagan’s Bad Month Continues: A.P. Dillon
Election 2014 in Context: Scott Rasmussen
Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History: Roll Call


The third-quarter GDP report was inflated by government spending: AEI
Teamster Members Attack Union ‘Fatcats’ and ‘Parasites’: LUR
How Much Will Obamacare Cost You in the Next 10 Years?: Madison

Scandal Central

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland: PJM
Devastating Investigative Report Exposes One Part of the H-1B Problem: CIS
UH OH: Mary Landrieu says Obama not popular in the South because he’s BLACK: Scoop


The Ebola story doesn’t smell right: Personal Liberty
Anti-Israel Media Bias Indistinguishable from Palestinian Incitement: Seth Mandel
You Need To Watch This Video: “Who Are The Real Oppressors In Our Community?”: Mac Slavo

Media Corporation Hires Journalist Who Hates Corporations, Failure Ensues: Glob
The New York Times’ War on Gun-Owning Rape Victims: Michelle Malkin
North Carolina – Unchain Yourselves…: Treehouse

The Attack Ads Harry Reid Didn't Want You to See: Roll Call
Hillary Clinton Repeats Herself All the Time on the Campaign Trail: WFB
Clowns BANNED in Small Town After String Of EVIL Clown Attacks: John Hawkins


Islam is changing the West: Vincent Cooper
‘From chickensh** to bullsh**': Susan Rice’s Israel tweets are beyond parody: Twitchy
Mr. Kerry: "My Job Is Just Really Hard": Springer's Blog

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Obama and the Safety of our Blood Supply: Eileen F. Toplansky
Google Glass is now formally and officially banned in 56,000 movie theaters worldwide: Quentyn Kennemer
Beautiful Maps of Space Throughout the Ages: Michael Benson


The Worst Cat Ever: Sad And Useless
Cartoon of the Day: Democrats: IMAO
Michael Jordan: Obama is a 'hack' golfer: Kelly Cohen

Image: ‘Poverty Pimp’ Posters Hit Maxine’s Out-of-District Mansion
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QOTD: "Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he would be willing to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority if he takes over as majority leader in January...

...McConnell drew headlines on Tuesday when he said on Fox News when asked about fully repealing Obamacare that, "It would take 60 votes in the Senate, and no one thinks we’re going to have 60 Republicans.” He added, “And it would take a president — presidential signature. And no one thinks we're going to get that.”

A number of people took the comment to mean that he wouldn’t be willing to use a tool known as “reconciliation” to attempt to repeal the law. Though legislation typically requires 60 votes in the Senate to stave off a filibuster by the minority, the rules allow for budget-related items to be passed through a reconciliation process that requires a simple 51-vote majority." --Philip Klein

Thursday, October 30, 2014

C'MON MAN! Obama White House Says Eric Holder's Wife is Covered by "Executive Privilege"

By Investor's Business Daily

Scandal: Documents obtained by a government watchdog group list emails between the attorney general and his wife regarding a White House statement on the "gun walking" scandal the White House wants kept secret.

The release of the government's Vaughn Index of documents that the administration withheld from the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Fast and Furious may not be the October surprise that the Obama administration hoped for. It raises more questions than it answers and shows the absurd extent of the administration's cover-up.

On July 18, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ordered the Justice Department to produce, in response to a lawsuit by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, its Vaughn Index of withheld Fast and Furious documents by Oct. 22. The DOJ had already had enough time to produce it, Bates said in denying a request to delay its release until after the Nov. 4 elections.

In a Vaughn Index, the government must list each withheld document, state the statutory exemption claimed for it and explain how the disclosure of each document would damage the governmental interests asserted by the exemption.

The index provided under Bates'order shows just how far the administration will go to protect its actions in Fast and Furious.

THE STORY CHANGES AGAIN: Ebola Is Now ‘Aerostable’ And Can Remain Active On Surfaces For 50 Days

By Michael Snyder

When it comes to Ebola, the story that the government is telling us just keeps on changing. At first, government officials were claiming that it was very difficult to spread the Ebola virus. Some of them were even comparing it to HIV. We were given the impression that we had to have “direct contact” with someone else’s body fluids in order to have any chance of catching the virus. But of course that is not true at all. Now authorities are admitting that Ebola is “aerostable”, that it can be “spread through droplets”, and that it can remain on surfaces for up to 50 days. That is far different information than we have been getting up until this point. So that means when they were so confidently declaring that they know exactly how Ebola spreads they were lying to us.

On October 24th, a 33 page document was released by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and in that document it is admitted that Ebola is “aerostable”. WND was one of the first news outlets to report on this…

Bummer, Democrats: It Turns Out that Obama's Policies Really Are on the Ballot, You Nitwits

By Richard Larsen

“I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake, my policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them,” said President Barrack Obama two weeks ago. There can be no doubt that the agenda of the past six years is a factor in the mid-term elections in two weeks, but for the president to so inextricably conjoin his policies with the election increases the significance and possible outcomes.

Reactions to the president’s statement have been predictably mixed in political circles. The comment drew consternation from some Democratic Senate candidates who have been attempting to distance themselves from the president and his policies, even though they’ve historically been supportive. Some have reveled in the declaration believing that linking the president’s policies, and his now dismal approval rating, to the midterms increases the odds of Republicans extending their majority in the House and regaining control of the Senate.

Last Monday the president doubled down on his remarks in an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC. Speaking of those congressional and senatorial candidates attempting to distance themselves from his policies, the president said, “These are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress. I tell them, I said, ‘You know what, you do what you need to win.’”

There are two significant revelations embedded in that counsel. The first is that those of the president’s party are supportive of his agenda, regardless of what they may say. That verity is bourn out by near 100% support of the president by his party member’s votes in congress. The second revelatory counsel is for them to do whatever they need to do to win. Obviously that includes deceit to appear to voters as not amenable with the president’s agenda.

This should be immensely disturbing to voters, that their Machiavellian tactics would so blatantly based on dishonesty. Disavowing the president’s policies, while having actively supported and voted for them, is counting on voter ignorance for success, and is clearly deceitful. In other words, they have to lie to hope for success at the ballot box. This comes as no surprise to many of us, but for it to be so explicitly disclosed by the national figurehead of the party speaks volumes not only of him, but the Party he leads.

Larwyn's Linx: Three white women who want nothing at all to do with President Obama

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Three white women who want nothing to do with Barack Obama: Erick Erickson
Harry Reid getting desperate; now whining about impeachment...: WZ
Debunking The Myth of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant: Ben Shapiro

Bombshell Report: WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume: PJM
Millions flow to 4 senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting: Tori Richards
Alan Grayson wife and kid now on food stamps: FAM

Mitch McConnell is a Modern Day Sir John French: Leon Wolf
La Raza Promotes WaPo Guide--Where People Can Vote Without An ID: Patrick Howley
Democrats Have an Ebola Problem: John Kass


Obama’s trashing of the economy: by the numbers: RS
9 Major Cities Experiencing a Shocking Level of Black Flight: Atlanta BlackStar
Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges: CNS

Scandal Central

Proof of machine voter fraud in Illinois county: Scoop
Chicago Official Illegally Offers Cash, Prizes for People who Vote: Aurelius
SEC Has Lucrative Business Feeding HFT Data A Few Seconds Early: Jon Shazar

Who is Going to Investigate Biden’s Boondoggle?: Dossier
How Convenient: Senate Ethics Committee Loses Ethics Complaint Against Harry Reid: Breitbart
Oops: Conscientious, dedicated, heroic … NYC Ebola Dr. ‘lied’ to authorities about NYC travels: Riehl

Climate & Energy

EPA to ban Argon, one of the largest components of the atmosphere: RS
Climate scientists now suffering ‘pre-traumatic stress disorder’: Twitchy
Oil Ship Hits Stockholm Archipelago: Daily Beast


20-Year CBS Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda: Michael Krieger
Why We Reporters Are Taking Legal Action To Obtain Secret Documents in Terrorism Case: Attkisson
Coca-Cola’s Anti-Religious Positions: Erick Erickson

PunditFact Lies Again: Larry Elder
Chicken Wings and Chips for Lunch at Sidwell Friends: PJM
ABC, NBC Skip Midterms; Spend Time Attacking Christie for Flying ‘Off the Handle’ at Heckler: MRC

Video: Secret Service Agents Pay a Visit to Anti-Obama Artist Sabo: Blaze
Obama: “Only Vote Once – this isn’t Chicago”: Dossier
Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas, But Rally Against ‘Political Intimidation’ to Go : CNS


Ambassador: U.S. 'Warned By Everybody' About ISIS, But 'Did Almost Nothing': WS
Islamic State Overruns Another Town, Promptly Executes 30 Sunni Men: WZ
CAIR publishes list of American ‘Islamophobes’ — Will it become an ISIS ‘hit list’?: Dr. Rich Swier

Obama's War On Israel And The 'Chickenshit' Democrats: Lid
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) blasts Obama's chickensh*t comments: Matzav
Perry Demands Resignation of WH Official Who Called Netanyahu ‘Chickensh**’: WFB

Trying to Silence Bill Maher in the Cradle of Free Speech: Debra Saunders
If Ebola-treating medical personnel won’t self-quarantine, they must be quarantined anyway.: Moe Lane
Sweden becomes first European state to recognize Palestine: Haaretz

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

While Obama Officials Bloviate About ‘Science,’ DoD Fears Air Transmission of Ebola: Andrew C. McCarthy
Medicare Changes Could Limit Patient Access To ALS Communication Tools: Shefali Luthra
Lenovo Smartband doesn't just track fitness, it unlocks your computer: Rich Trenholm


Obama will solve the Ebola problem just like he solved every other problem! :(: MOTUS
How High Will Your Health Insurance Premiums Go In 2015?: Hugh Hewitt
AR15 Coke Can Launcher Update: MyNameIsFoxtrot

Image: Taunton Teens Suspended Over Airsoft Homecoming Photo
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QOTD: "But you know the truth: The middle class is still in trouble. The middle class is still in trouble. You don’t have to know the numbers, you can feel it. You can feel it in your bones.

...According to all the statistics, all the economic Policy Institute, and all these groups that are outside experts in the economy, the gross domestic product means the nation grew over the last ten years by over 25 percent, and productivity went up over 30 percent. But middle class wages went up, according to this group, by only 14 cents. Hear me? 14 cents. You know it. You don’t have to know the number, but you know. The middle class has been left behind." --Vice President Joe Biden

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Biff Spackle Unveils the Spackle Decision Desk

Remember the movie 300, when King Leonidas punted the messenger of Xerxes into a bottomless pit while reminding him that "This. Is. Sparta."?

It would seem that America may be a few days away from drop-kicking the Democrat Party into the same pit while shouting "This. Is. America."

Here are the latest midterm election updates from our summer intern, @BiffSpackle:

GOP has big lead in South Dakota early voting

@ArgusMontgomery reports on how the GOP is winning the early vote in SD,

Poll: Young people ‘definitely voting’ actually want the GOP in charge

@CGDeaton reports how the latest poll that has Millennials wanting Republicans in control of the Senate,

Colorado's election 'day' nearly half over; signs of anxiety on left

@ByronYork reports on how the Dems are failing to get votes in Colorado’s first mail only election,

Michelle Nunn Plays Ignorant Over 'Prevent Another Ferguson' Flier

@AlexPappas catches Nunn pretending to be ignorant about the Ferguson flier,

Eight Democratic Candidates That Are Embarrassing Their Party

@GCDickens details 8 gaffes from Dems that embarrass their whole party and the MSM ignored,

#Fail: New York Times, Politico Reporters Dismiss BuzzFeed's Joni Ernst Hit

@NolteNC reports on how the latest attack against from BuzzFeed is getting torn apart by MSM reporters,

Hagan Twist Herself Into A Pretzel Refusing To Say If Obama Has Done A Good Job

@IJReview has the tape of Hagan twisting her in knots trying to avoiding commenting on Obama,

Poll: Walker Leads Burke By 7 Points In Wisconsin

@RNCResearch breaks down the latest poll that has Walker up big,

Take Cosmopolitan seriously -- it's using shirtless male models to get out the vote

@KarinAgness writes about Cosmo’s latest form of talking down to young women by inferring that they will only show up to the polls if topless models take them,

It Happened Again! Crowd Caught Leaving as Obama Is Still Speaking

@stuntbrain has the tape of a crowd leaving while Obama was talking,

Dem Fail of the Day: Begich doubles down on sexist attack

@AmandaCoyne reports on how Begich continues to belittle Lisa Murkowski,

Hat tip: Masked Avenger.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Job Growth for Immigrants Far Outpacing That of American Citizens

By Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota

The Gang of Eight immigration bill (S.744) passed last June would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country, as well as legalized illegal immigrants.

Both of New Hampshire’s senators voted for it.

An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that since 2000, 71 percent of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in New Hampshire has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal) — even though the native-born accounted for 65 percent of population growth among the working-age. As a result, the share of natives holding a job in the state has declined significantly. The decline in employment has been felt primarily by natives without a college education.

Among the findings:

  • The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in New Hampshire increased by 21,000 from the first half of 2000 to the first half of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job increased by just 8,700 over the same period.

Where liberals get their news

Courtesy of our pals at LiberalLogic101:

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

IT'S COME TO THIS: Obama has secret plans to import Ebola-stricken illegal aliens into U.S.

By Investor's Business Daily

Public Safety: To get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa, the State Department created plans to treat infected noncitizen doctors and health care workers in the U.S. This would put Americans' health at risk.

As we look for our new Ebola czar on the side of milk cartons, we can clearly see the chaotic handling of the few Ebola patients who have reached our shores. We watch shifting guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control etched in sand, the sending of U.S. soldiers into the hot zones of West Africa without any real plans on how to handle their return, and governors struggling to fill in the leadership gap left by the administration's malpractice.

The limited number of cases has burdened the few hospitals capable of handling Ebola with excessive costs and commitments of doctors and nurses — who put themselves at risk — as well as the task of finding all those that the infected individuals may have come in contact with. Quarantines are mandatory, then they are not, and self-monitoring is supposed to be enough to safeguard the health of the American people.

Despite historical and medical evidence that quarantines at the source of infectious epidemics are the only way to stem the tide, the Obama administration is not only refusing to impose a travel ban from West Africa, which Australia has imposed, but is actively considering bringing noncitizens who are infected to America to be treated.

Larwyn's Linx: Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended

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Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended: Jon Gabriel
“Voter Suppression” Street Theater: Erick Erickson
Ebola Czar MIA: RS

If Orwell Had Written ‘1984’ With Sarah Palin In Mind: Camp o' the Saints
Obama Not Campaigning for a Single Competitive Senate Race: MB
The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis: Michelle Malkin

Democrat Michelle Nunn Backs Amnesty: GotNews
Very Close to DOOM!! for Colorado Dems: Aaron Gardner
NY Billionaire Wants to Buy out the Second Amendment in WA State: GOA

Texas: Muslim Man Plastering Houston With ISIS Stickers: WZ
Wonderful: ObamaCare’s Lousy Website Easy to Hack: JWF
Incumbents Always Win: John Stossel


Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing as much as 78 percent: Times
Notes for Apres la Guerre: Part 1, MONETARY THEORY: Ann Barnhardt
Does Hillary Clinton Hate Business?: Stephen Moore

Scandal Central

State Dept.: Obama May Transfer Foreign Nationals with Ebola to US: Nice Deb
WOW: Secret Service Targets Anti-Obama Street Artist: GotNews
Border Patrol begs for help, fearing millions of legalized illegals: BPR


Mark Levin: What Sharyl Attkisson reports in her new books is truly frightening: Scoop
Sheryl Attkisson: CBS Ordered Me to Present a False Account of Obama's Benghazi Statement: Ace
N.C. Republican Senate candidate called ‘Uncle Tom’ at Kay Hagan early vote rally: Scoop

Voter Fraud Looms Large in 2014 Election: MB
Pale Riders: The Moral Blindness of our Leading Liberals: Chris Floyd
Koch-Funded Democrat Tourette's Syndrome: Mark Steyn

The Fat Terrorist Will Sing: Daniel Greenfield
Wisconsin Crowd Begins Leaving During Obama Speech: Glob
UC Berkeley students organize to block "too right wing" Bill Maher from speaking on campus: LI


Dispatch from home: thank God for exile and injuries.: Carlos Eire
2 of 3 Muslims in Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Pakistan support a Caliphate: Robert Spencer
Muslims are 7.5% of France, 60% of Prisoners: IOTWReport

Bibi and Barack on the Rocks: Bret Stephens
The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here: Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
‘Who’s ‘chickensh*t’ again?’ After Bibi smear, WH spanked with cold truth: Twitchy

State Department: Throwing Molotov cocktails at passing cars doesn't make you a terrorist: Matzav
Europe: Thousands Take To The Streets To Drive Out Islam: Clash
Philadelphia: Muslim leaders demand arrest, execution of Bangladeshi politician: Robert Spencer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Forgetting the Polio Epidemic: The Atlantic
Social Proof in the User Experience: Jennifer Cardello, NN/g
New low cost smart light could test for Ebola in just 30 minutes and be operated by anyone: Daily Mail


“A Dirty, Dark Secret”: MOTUS
EPIC VIDEO of the NASA Antares explosion from airplane: Scoop
If this isn't a T-shirt, it should be.: Productive Class Revolt

Image: ‘Who’s ‘chickensh*t’ again?’ After Bibi smear, WH spanked with cold truth
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QOTD: "A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.

In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.

“This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying.

She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources." --Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How Much Does President Obama Hate Israel?

You would think that even a hardened ideologue like Barack Obama would grudgingly approve of the one peaceful, diverse, civilized, tolerant, multi-ethnicity, multi-cultural garden spot in the Middle East known as Israel.

But then you'd be wrong.

Two days after [Obama snubbed its defense minister], the Israeli government announced the construction of 1,000 new housing units in so-called East Jerusalem, including 600 new units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood that was the subject of a 2010 row with Joe Biden. Happy now, Mr. Vice President?

The real problem for the administration is that the Israelis—along with all the other disappointed allies—are learning how little it pays to be on Barack Obama’s good side. Since coming to office in 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed, against his own inclination and over the objections of his political base, to (1) recognize a Palestinian state; (2) enforce an unprecedented 10-month settlement freeze; (3) release scores of Palestinian prisoners held on murder charges; (4) embark on an ill-starred effort to reach a final peace deal with the Palestinians; (5) refrain from taking overt military steps against Iran; and (6) agree to every possible cease-fire during the summer’s war with Hamas.

In exchange, Mr. Kerry publicly blamed Israel for the failure of the peace effort, the White House held up the delivery of munitions at the height of the Gaza war, and Mr. Obama is hellbent on striking whatever deal the Iranians can plausibly offer him.

Oh, and Mr. Kerry also attributes the rise of Islamic State to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Maybe if the Israelis grovel a bit more, Mr. Obama will oblige them by recognizing a Palestinian state as his parting act as president. Don’t discount the possibility.

And now it's down to petty insults.

A "senior administration official" (Valerie Jarrett, anyone?) called Israeli PM -- and former special forces operator -- Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickens***". I kid you not.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

ANOTHER EBOLA CASE? Vermont Man Under Quarantine After Return From West Africa

Mike relays this late-breaking news from the Maple Syrup State:

A Vermont man began living under voluntary quarantine Monday upon returning from West Africa, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced at a news conference on Tuesday.

The measure is a precaution as the man has exhibited no symptoms of Ebola.

"There is extremely low risk, in my judgment, of this individual contracting Ebola," Shumlin said. "However we're going to take every precaution to keep the public safe and to act in this individual's best interest."

The man is a Rutland resident, city Mayor Christopher Louras wrote in a statement, which he posted on his Facebook page about 30 minutes after the conference.

Shumlin said the quarantine is taking place in Vermont but outside a health care facility. The man is housed in a "safe, rural setting" with a law enforcement presence. He will be monitored for 21 days, the governor said.

Acting Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan also spoke at the event. She said that health care workers are not using protective gear in caring for the man and have not received specialized training.

Shumlin declined to specify what kind of law enforcement was present, but he said the expenses were being covered by the state.

It would seem that the Center for Disease Control is as confused as the rest of this administration. The CDC now tells us that "the protocol for individuals who do not display Ebola symptoms but are returning from countries where the virus is widespread will be determined on a case-by-case basis."

In other words, they're winging it.

CHART O' THE DAY: Who Trusts Which News Sources?

RedState's 'streiff' ("Why @BuzzFeed isn’t trusted by anyone explained in one post") points us to some excellent charts from Pew Research on political polarization and the media.

Here's my favorite:

...At least as important as where people turn for news is whose news they trust. And here, the ideological differences are especially stark.

Respondents were asked whether they had heard of each of the 36 outlets listed in the accompanying graphic. For those they had heard of, they were asked about their trust – or distrust – in each source.

Liberals, overall, trust a much larger mix of news outlets than others do. Of the 36 different outlets considered, 28 are more trusted than distrusted by consistent liberals. Just eight earn higher shares of distrust than trust. Still, among those eight, the levels of distrust can be high: fully 81% of consistent liberals distrust Fox News, and 75% distrust the Rush Limbaugh Show.

Among consistent conservatives, by contrast, there are 24 sources that draw more distrust than trust. The same is true for 15 sources among those with mostly conservative views. And, of the eight outlets more trusted than distrusted by consistent conservatives, all but one, on balance, are distrusted by consistent liberals.

Also at play here is the degree to which people are more familiar with certain news sources than others. Some outlets such as CNN, ABC News and Fox News, are recognized by at least nine-in-ten respondents, meaning that more respondents offer a view of these outlets one way or the other. Outlets currently occupying more niche markets, such as Politico, the Economist or BuzzFeed, are known by only about a third of respondents. Thus, while they may elicit strong views in one direction, the share of respondents weighing in is relatively small.

Ben Smith hardest hit.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Say, how are Mr. Obama's "trickle up" policies working out for the poor and the middle class?

Mr. Obama and his sycophants have long pilloried "trickle down economics" (which only means people get to keep more of their money to save, invest and buy things -- as opposed to the government forcibly taking it, laundering it through their vast federal bureaucracy, and then redistributing it to favored constituencies).

Mr. Obama calls the latter approach "trickle sideways economics."

Others more properly refer to it as "trickle-up poverty."

The UK's Telegraph headlines their recap of the post-2009 malaise in plaintive terms: "Life under Obama sucks... and these numbers prove it" and has a chart that illustrates the point.

Quality of life is poor. Starting at the very bottom, poverty levels point to stagnation. In January 2009 the poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent. It rose to around 15 per cent and then fell back down in 2013 to 14.5 per cent (but the actual number of those in poverty remained the same from 2012). Things are worse for black Americans, whose poverty rate has risen in that same period from 25.8 per cent to 27.2 per cent...

...Not everyone’s doing badly, of course. The richest 10 per cent are the only group – the only group! – who saw their median income rise from 2010-2013. As the Washington Times points out, that’s the same period in which Barack Robin Hood Obama won re-election painting the GOP as corporate vampires. The richest people have seen their share of taxes decline quite dramatically under this “socialist” president – while, interestingly, the share of federal income tax paid by the middle class has, according to the IRS, slightly risen...

...In short, the middle class has good reasons to be frustrated with Obamanomics – especially given that the President has so often claimed to be on the side of the little man but has largely operated to the benefit of the super rich. In fact, I wouldn’t blame Mitt Romney if he secretly cast a ballot for Obama in 2012.

It's gotten so bad that Joe Biden stated that -- thanks to Obama's policies -- the "Middle Class has been left behind."

As Deroy Murdock recently observed, black Americans are worse off under Obama.

One hopes that more and more of the beleaguered urban poor emulate Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward to exact some political revenge against their oppressors.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: If It Damages America, It’s Good for Democrats

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If It Damages America, It’s Good for Democrats: Dennis Prager
How Barack Obama and Jerry Brown Sentenced Two Police Officers to Death: CHQ
Ex-CBS Whistleblower says Obama agency bugged her PC: Lid

California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions: Chuck Norris
Union Using Images of Battered Women to Defeat Republicans: MenRec
Back to Court: SAF Sues Over Restrictive Chicago CCW Rules: EBGC

Do-Gooder May Have Spread Ebola: MB
U.S. Ebola Commander Quarantined by Pentagon: WFB
Ebola nurse: far left Obama supporter with ties to CDC: GWP

Care About Israel? Vote Republican: Rich Baehr
Vulnerable Senate Democrats Almost Always Voted With Obama: Roll Call
House GOP still hasn’t filed lawsuit challenging Obama actions: Hot Air


What Hillary meant to say: "If you like your job, you can keep your job": WyBlog
‘Too late, Grandma': Hillary Clinton flip-flops, now says that entrepreneurs create jobs: Twitchy
“The hell with his minimum wage raise, we don’t have any jobs”: LI

Scandal Central

Whatever happened to the IRS targeting scandal investigation?: LI
CONFIRMED: CA Murderer a Known Illegal Alien, Cartel Member, Drug Dealer, Deported Twice: Treehouse
Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer: Post

National effort to scare churches into silence ahead of elections; ominous IRS warning: BPR
Voting Machines in Maryland Switch Republican Votes to Democrat: MB
Death threats: Chicago Black pastor forced to hide family after supporting GOP for governor: Scoop

Climate & Energy

Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go: WUWT
Fracking Boom Has OPEC Worried as Oil Prices Fall: RS
Post-Islamic Terrorist Attacks, CBC Wonders If Islam Is The “Green Religion”: Cove


Democrat Media, Government: Obama Bumbling on Ebola is "Irrational Panic and Fear": Ace
Let Him Who Has No Metaphor Sell His Robe And Buy One: Herschel Smith
‘#YesWeDid make Jimmy Carter look competent’: UniteBlue hashtag hijacked by reality: Twitchy

Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership: RebelPundit
Elbert Guillory DESTROYS Kay Hagan in epic new ad: Scoop
Random Thoughts: Thomas Sowell

The Love Affair With Obamacare: Erick Erickson
Rush Limbaugh: 'We Need to Quarantine Chris Christie': Breitbart
Devastating Ad Links Charlie Crist’s Creepy Strip Club Donations To Sex Trafficking: Jerome Hudson


The Joint Chiefs Still Get It: This Ain't Hell
Iran's Pragmatic Camp: Exploit Obama's Weakness To Attain Nuclear Concessions: MEMRI
Poster girl for Kurdish freedom fighters in Kobane is 'captured and beheaded by ISIS killers': DailyMail

Hollywood & Terror-funding Qatar: Trevor Loudon
Re-setting the doomsday clock ~ Are we just a half minute before midnight?: Norman Hoooben
Five-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized in NYC With Ebola Symptoms, Just Returned From Guinea: JWF

Help for Middle East Christians: Cal Thomas
Living in Muslim Countries or Muslim-Administrated Places, No "Picnic": Shiloh Musings
In France, Hordes of Clowns Are Ravaging the Countryside and Attacking Citizens: Ace

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

TwC vs. FIOS: Kurt Koller
Futuristic Medical Implant Powered by Sound Waves: Singularity Hub
Windowless Planes Could Take To The Skies In 10 Years: BuzzFeed


Watch One of the Greatest Political Speeches in US History: Signal
Cuomo to Possible Ebola Victims: Now That You've Got Some Time, Read My Book: MenRec
I don’t think this is what Ronnie meant by our “rendezvous with destiny.”: MOTUS

Image: Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go
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QOTD: "The left's worst crime in the Middle East is its craven love for tyranny, for grand empires built on race and religion, over the national and political rights of the minority. These Apartheid states are all they care about. Their greatest effort has been set not on resolving the stateless problems of the Kurdish minority, on the national borders of Armenia or ending the Turkish occupation and settlement of Cyprus-- but on adding yet another Arab-Muslim state to the region.

Palestine, the cynical project of Pan-Arabist and Pan-Islamist thugs, is the great obsession of the left. Because if there's one thing that the Middle East doesn't have enough of, it's totalitarian regimes built on Arab and Islamist identity. And the one thing it has too much of is democratic state with a non-Arab and non-Muslim majority. And that one thing is what they are committed to destroying." --Daniel Greenfield

Monday, October 27, 2014

GRAPHIC: Your Jealous Dog

Visualization blogger Robert Kosara points us to this interesting graphic that he labels an example of "data journalism".

A...recent example was on the behavior of dogs in different settings. The data again came from a paper, which even included almost the exact same chart that was used in the NY Times piece. But only almost. The key differences are what turn a boring bar chart into an interesting, readable one: color, spacing, and some cute drawings. Enough for Kaiser Fung to use it as an argument that visualization can be worth paying for.

Here's the actual graphic:

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.

Dead Sacramento Police Officers, Rampant Drug Smuggling, And 37,000 Criminal Aliens Who Were Freed Last Year

By Sara Noble

Drug smugglers are welcomed into the United States. We can assume nothing else. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be allowed to pour across our borders; they wouldn’t be released willy nilly from prisons each year without any accountability: and we wouldn’t have a dormant deportation policy.

If we at least attempted to stop illegal immigration, a 17-year old illegal alien might not have been free to rape and murder his 5-year old cousin. An off-duty officer might be alive today. There is a family of four who might be living their lives as they should be.

There are two law enforcement officers who might not have died this past Friday if we at least deported narcotics traffickers.

Until they had no choice, the newspapers wouldn’t even release the fact that the alleged murderer of the officers was an illegal alien.

The man suspected of killing two deputies and wounding another during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

Suspected cop killer Marcelo Marquez aka Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte is an illegal alien criminal who was arrested and deported in 1997 and 2001. He has been living in Salt Lake City with an arrest record for possession of narcotics.

Once illegal aliens get here, there is almost no internal enforcement of our immigration laws.

On Friday, the alleged drug dealing murderer, killed two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies while he and his wife were on a crime spree.

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Larwyn's Linx: You’re not paranoid, Dems actually do want FEC to silence internet speech

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You’re not paranoid, Dems actually do want FEC to silence internet speech: LI
Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda: Paul Sperry
Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: Daniel Greenfield

The Last Week: Erick Erickson
The Wild Variations: Erick Erickson
Obola asks two 2016 contenders to nix popular Ebola quarantines: Moe Lane

Crimes of Exactly What?: Victor Davis Hanson
Good Reason for Mary Landrieu to Be Concerned: Star Parker
It’s Official: War on Women Is Now a Laugh Line: MB

Eyes on the 31 Attorneys General Races : John Fund
The Race Card Cometh Yet Again (Again): Derek Hunter
Polls: Momentum swinging to Republicans: Kyle Balluck


CalPERS’ $100K club increases 900%: Cal Watchdog
The GOP has an urban problem, and Rick Baker is here to help. : Kevin D. Williamson
Common Core Wears Many Hats: Little Tboca

Scandal Central

The Fast and Furious Cover-up, Hiding In Plain Sight: Power Line
ObamaCare Passed Due to Non-citizens Voting Illegally for Comedian Franken: VDARE
Illegal Aliens Voting Probably Already Tipped One Election for Democrats: RWN

IRS Jumps On Forfeiture Bandwagon, Seizing Your Money With No Proof Of Crime: Advice Goddess
Andrew Cuomo’s “Morelandgate” Scandal: Merely Interesting or Actually Important?: Richard Brodsky
Sharyl Attkisson Questions CDC Over Ebola-Bioterror Safeguards: No Answers Forthcoming: GWP

Climate & Energy

Ron Klain and Solyndra : Andrew C. McCarthy
Obama's War on U.S. Energy: Alan Caruba
11 Scary Movies That Are Secretly About “Climate Change”: Cove


EXCLUSIVE: I’ve Been To Ferguson And The Media Is Misrepresenting The City: Holly Fisher
Claim: Darren Wilson announcement coming after election day: FAM
Liberal NY Times Readers Terrified of Armed Black Folk: GayPatriot

Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama: Post
The Scene from 'Fury' That Drives Progs Into the Arms of Their Metrosexual Mommies: AmPower
‘How on EARTH is that FUNNY?!’ – Howard Kurtz calls on Carol Costello to apologize ON AIR: Scoop

Justice Department claims black and Hispanic voters are dumb and unsophisticated: RS
CNN Asks La Raza If New Voter ID Laws Are 'War on Minority Voters': MRC
Black Dem. Professor Says Reagan Did More for Black Education Than Obama: CI


The Biggest Lie : Victor Davis Hanson
Report: Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas Against Iraqi Security Forces: Jennifer Lawrence
American journalist working for Iranian TV killed days after exposing Turkey’s support for ISIS: Creeping

The Left's Worst Crime in the Middle East: Sultan Knish
Canada gunman prepared video confirming it was planned jihad attack: Robert Spencer
As number of youths eligible to serve shrinks to 3 in 10, Army adapts recruiting strategy: Stripes

Record police presence in Jerusalem as tensions soar: Hayom
Holy War Erupts in Germany: Sharia Unveiled
Protesters burn city hall as unrest spreads over missing students in Mexico: Manuel Rueda

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Researcher files lawsuit over anonymous PubPeer comments: Kelly Servick, ScienceMag
Open source has won -- let the infighting begin!: Matt Asay
255 Terabits/s: Researchers demonstrate record data transmission over new type of fiber: Phys.Org


Parking for Liberal Voters Only in Milwaukee: MB
Saint Louis Police: “A Safety Message For Civilians”: Treehouse
Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud: Lauren Biron, Symmetry

Image: Assault charge against former Parris Island sergeant major dropped
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QOTD: "And don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you that, umm, you know, that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs." --Hillary Clinton

Sunday, October 26, 2014

VILE: Chris Christie sticks a knife in Scott Walker's back

Dan Riehl points us to a disturbing revelation by the Weekly Standard.

As background, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie serves as Chairman of the Republican Governors' Association (RGA). In that capacity, Christie controls the purse-strings of a substantial pot of dough that would normally be deployed to the most competitive gubernatorial races for GOP candidates.

Despite rumors of Christie undermining Walker's campaign by withholding precious funding, GOP insiders had earlier assured the Standard that Christie had Walker's back. It would appear that they were lying.

The RGA had already spent $6 million overall in Wisconsin, the source said, and would spend a total of $10 million or $11 million by Election Day – up to an additional $5 million to shore up Walker in a competitive race. The majority of the money the RGA had spent – and planned to spend – would be on television ads. Those numbers, this source pointed out, compare favorably to RGA spending next door in Michigan ($10 million to date), where Governor Rick Snyder has held a small but consistent lead in public and private polling. “So when all is said and done, we’ll spend more in Wisconsin than Michigan,” the source told us.

That’s not accurate.

...Our “GOP source with knowledge of RGA spending” told us [that] the RGA is committing to just $2 million now – that’s not an increase over their original amount, as RGA officials told the Post, it would appear to be a significant reduction.

What's more, Wisconsin GOP sources dispute the RGA's claim to have spent $6 million to date, putting the figure at closer to $3 million.

...the RGA is now conceding that they are spending more on Michigan ($10 million to date) than Wisconsin... In the RealClearPolitics average of polls over the last three weeks (9/30 through 10/19) [Michigan Gov. Rick] Snyder has a 5.6 point lead.

...In Wisconsin, by contrast, Democrat Mary Burke has led or been tied with Walker in nearly half of the polls taken since April (7 of 16). On Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "Burke and her allies have outspent the governor and his allies on broadcast television, $8.2 million to $7.4 million, according to data compiled by the Center for Public Integrity," but "Republicans are believed to have a spending advantage" on cable. Campaign spending is just one factor out of many that can determine the outcome of a close race, but the race in Wisconsin couldn't get any closer. Walker and Burke are now tied--47.3 percent to 47.3 percent--in the average of polls.

Like 2012 -- when the New Jersey governor threw Mitt Romney under the bus by offering numerous photo ops and a tacit endorsement of Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy -- it would seem that Chris Christie's number one job is promoting Chris Christie.

If that means sabotaging a potential 2016 rival for the GOP presidential nomination, so be it. Christie is a perfect representative of the GOP establishment; he fits in seamlessly with other selfish "me-firsters" like Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.