Criticism of Obama is OK, But We Draw the Line at Unfairness to Barney Fife

29 Aug 2014, 8:57 pm

(John Hinderaker)We have long been critics of Barack Obama, sometimes harsh ones. But we have always tried to be fair. So when unfairness comes to light, we feel obliged to object to it. That happened yesterday when Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert lit into Obama for his incompetent foreign policy. T

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29 Aug 2014, 7:41 pm

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29 Aug 2014, 7:36 pm

Michael Barone I have never eaten at a McDonald’s in France. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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(John Hinderaker)President Obama can’t come up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. It’s just so…complicated. Here’s an idea: how about if we kill them? I don’t suppose Obama will go with that one. But hey: even Dilbert has a better grasp of strategy than our clueless pr

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The American Spectator

The Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco If you want to film a zombie movie on the cheap, San Francisco offers a ready-made location overflowing with extras. The mentally ill, addicted, and homeless find a home in the City by the Bay as they do nowhere else in North America. In this walkable Western metropolis, one walks a g

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29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root

The Federalist

Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

Wading into the tax fight between reform conservatives and supply-siders.

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What’s better than the Ice Bucket Challenge? These six steps for thoughtful charity giving.
Concerns about are using moral clarity as a pretext for unwarranted aggression are often misused, not for prudent self-examination, but for moral paralysis.


29 Aug 2014, 6:29 am

How non-Hispanic elites decided they were in charge of what ‘Latinos’ are called.

The Washington Free Beacon

Obama: We’re Just Noticing The World is ‘Messy’ Because of Social Media

President Obama blamed social media and the nightly news for creating the sense that “the world is falling apart” during a Friday evening fundraiser.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) sent mixed signals on Twitter this week regarding the fate of captive American journalist Steven Sotloff.
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.

Big Government

Armed Militia Member Causes Border Patrol Shooting at Border

MCALLEN, Texas – A group of armed men along the Rio Grande River led to a shooting incident involving Border Patrol. The shooting took place Friday afternoon near the Sabal Palms nature center when a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Fort Brown station was pursuing a group of suspecte

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Authorities warn that cases of Ebola in western Africa seem to be on the rise, not the wane, with 40 percent of all known cases having been reported in just the last 20 days. There are now over three thousand known cases of Ebola, most in the several nations of western Africa. So far, 1,552 peopl
In a story initially and doggedly pursued by former Breitbart News reporter Lee Stranahan, Jesse Benton has resigned as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, "citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a scandal from the Iowa 2012 caucuses." At iss
Twenty live giant millipedes were seized after arriving from Germany in a large foam box labeled “toy car model” and landing at a San Francisco mail facility. The large package arrived in the U.S. Postal Service International Service Center at SFO and was run as usual through x-ray

American Thinker

Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again

Rove and the GOP elite need to put down their pizzas and get out of the focus-group lab and into the real world a little bit.

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The messages that the Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Czechs, Poles, and the rest of Russia's neighbors are sending to their self-appointed Big Brother are clear


29 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

Duke University is building a circle of academics whose suspect scholarship and lack of objectivity make them apologists for Islam’s unsavory aspects.
Within the past few days, two events neatly capture the bloodthirsty Russian bear in action. 

Heritage Foundation

The ISIS Propaganda War

While the U.S. government unbelievably – according to President Obama himself – does not have a strategy for dealing with the threat from ISIS (Islamic... Read More The post The ISIS Propaganda War appeared first on Daily Signal.

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What does this mean? The post The U.K. Has Raised Its Terror Threat Level appeared first on Daily Signal.
A new poll found that the majority of Americans believe the Department of Justice  is motivated primarily by politics. According to a Rasmussen poll released... Read More The post More than Half of Voters Think This Agency is Motivated by Politics. And No, It’s Not the IRS. appeared firs
Upon graduating from medical school, physicians typically take the Hippocratic Oath. Though the oath doesn’t actually contain the phrase “first do no harm” that is... Read More The post Japan: Abe Needs to Take Diplomatic Hippocratic Oath appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Minds in the Dumps

Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation.

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29 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.
Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.

The Corner

Krauthammer's Take: President Obama is Using the Pentagon as a Scapegoat

On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said President Obama’s indecisiveness—on display yesterday when Obama announced that he didn’t have a strategy for the Islamic State in Syria—is not new. Krauthammer related the president’s apprehension

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29 Aug 2014, 4:38 pm

One item in Impromptus today, Part V of a “Salzburg Journal,” goes like this: Out and about, I see a man in a “CCCP” jersey. Typical. Usually, I hold my tongue. I’m a good boy. When I let loose, it’s in print. But I can’t help muttering, as I pass, &ldquo


29 Aug 2014, 4:18 pm

President Obama has a rough relationship with unions these days, but they might appreciate his decision to visit Wisconsin in the middle of Republican governor Scott Walker’s reelection campaign. Obama will speak at Laborfest 2014 in Milwaukee on Monday. The president is trying to travel to
“Is Hillary Clinton fit to be commander-in-chief?” Rand Paul asked the 3,000 people packed in a hotel ballroom at Americans for Prosperity’s annual Defending the Dream summit on Friday. They answered in unison: “No!” With the 2016 presidential election on the horizon

Red State

Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons.

The details of the materials quoted in that Foreign Policy article are sufficiently detailed that I'm not comfortable repeating them: you never know what foreign bad actors might be trolling this site for intel. The post Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons. appeared first on

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Image Credit And That’s Why Your Single “I think she’s a lovely young lady and very courageous, and I think she [Curtis] is, you know, a fine character and all that,” said Paul Edwards, a former member of the Montana Democratic Party’s executive board. “I don&rsq
Conservatives live in a world that is often set against them. Whether it is marriage, gun rights, abortion, or any other issue that conservatives have a stake in, a rather loud part of the culture and government are there as a stumbling block. Even the items we purchase and the brands we support of
Despite comments to the contrary by the White House spokesman, we are at war with ISIS and they are a real and sophisticated threat. The intentions of the Islamic State have been made crystal clear: kill the infidel and establish the caliphate by any means necessary. The escalations in just the las
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