Open thread: The obligatory “Black Friday brawls” post

28 Nov 2014, 2:01 pm

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(John Hinderaker)If, like most of us, you have a little spare time between now and Monday, consider spending an hour with the Power Line Show. Here is Episode 2, featuring the whole PL crew, together with Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amne

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(Paul Mirengoff)On Monday, the day when the grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson and rioting ensued, the New York Times published a story that provided the name of the town and the street where Wilson lives. The Times gave out this information in the context of reporting that Wilson married a

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The American Spectator

‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot’: An Ignoble Lie for the Ages

We never met Michael Brown. Meeting the people who knew him makes us feel as though we had and yet relieved that we hadn’t. Brown’s mother, 34-year-old Leslie McSpadden, allegedly led a party of twenty-to-thirty people who bum-rushed Michael Brown’s paternal step-grandmother in Oc

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Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson.  Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decis
I just read Howard Kurtz's piece at FNC decrying the New York Times decision to print Darren Wilson's address. Kurtz doesn't conclude the NYT did this intentionally, but that they owe Wilson an apology.  An apology is the tip of the iceberg. You cannot tell me this wasn't done on purpose.

27 Nov 2014, 12:05 am

ThursdayThanksgiving Day. Here I am in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The sky is speckled with clouds and the town is beautiful, It has been a terrible few days. Two days ago was my 70th birthday, and wow, was I sick. Food poisoning? Intestinal flu? Who knows but it was HORRIBLE. Pl

The Federalist

Everything You Need To Know About Winning A Thanksgiving Argument

This one cool trick will guarantee that you win every Thanksgiving political argument with your family.

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Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.
If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.

The Washington Free Beacon


Everyone knows Dean Cain as Superman, or at least a Superman. But if you ask him about politics you quickly forget that. In 1993, Cain was announced as the man who would play Clark Kent and his alter-ego, Superman, in the ABC Series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The show was wel

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28 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

Scene: A pistol defies gravity, rising from the ground into a waiting hand. Emptied shell casings return to the chamber of the gun. Is a supernatural force at work? Not at all: Time is being reversed. We are seeing the consequences of actions before their causes. Scene: A man is being pursued in a
Following the misadventures of Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) in the misanthropic Horrible Bosses—a film in which, Strangers on a Train-style, the protagonists decide to kill each other’s employers—Nick, Kurt, and Dale are now the bosses.

28 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

It’s Black Friday. Perhaps you are reading this at five in the morning on your smart phone, standing in line for a deal on a Dyson vacuum cleaner or a new TV. (I may be in line with you: I’ve got my eye on a new fridge.) As the holiday shopping season begins, here are some ...

Big Government

Racist Rapper of the "Spooks" Hip-Hop Group Says Capitalism Is Oppressive

According to an AP report, Ferguson rioters have take their traveling circus on the road  to several Wal-Mart stores in the St.  Louis area, chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "no more Black Friday" as police threaten to arrest them. The group even got in the faces of t

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To quote the cheery, lighted banner twinkling though the tear gas in Ferguson on Monday night, "Season's Greetings, America." It is so wonderful in these troubling times that town elders and the politicians who are running this show didn't hang up something offensive, like "Happy Thanksgiving." Or
The Chinese Defense Ministry issued a statement this week thanking outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for his service and his contributions towards strengthening relations between China and the United States. The statement is particularly notable because of rumors of Hagel's ouster aft

28 Nov 2014, 1:14 pm

It's official: OPED has declared war on Texas gas and oil. During a meeting in Vienna yesterday, OPEC countries kept crude oil output targets unchanged. The policy is likely to cause trouble for U.S. oil production, much of which is conducted in Texas. As to not lose market share to the

American Thinker

One's Politics Determines One's Conspiracy Theories

The basic (political) idea is that conspiracy theories fire people up; whereas conspiracy-theory skepticism subdues them.

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Something big is happening in the Democratic Party – something that bodes well for conservatives.
Liberal politics, not people, matter to our evil media.
Nobody has produced one shred of evidence that STEM fields are more sexualized than fields with large numbers of women.

Heritage Foundation

Daily Signal Story Inspires Social Media Action to Mend This Iraqi Boy Wounded in ISIS Attack

Ali Albayati, a neurologist in Iraq, learned of a little boy wounded in deadly bombings by ISIS terrorists the old-fashioned way: through a written story.... Read More The post Daily Signal Story Inspires Social Media Action to Mend This Iraqi Boy Wounded in ISIS Attack appeared first on Daily Sign

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This week was supposed to be a celebration of thanks and Americana. However, a grand jury decision in Ferguson shifted the nation’s focus to Ferguson,... Read More The post 21 Photos Recap This Week’s News appeared first on Daily Signal.
I listened to progressive leaders for a full day last week—and learned they’ve got no new ideas to offer. The speakers at the 2014 Policy... Read More The post Progressives Seem Unaware the Election Results Proved Their Policies Aren’t Popular appeared first on Daily Signal.
No good deed goes unpunished. Or at least, such was the case earlier this month when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Gunnison... Read More The post How the Government’s Decision to Declare This Species Threatened May Hurt Its Survival appeared first on Daily Signal.

The Gruberization of Environmental Policies

Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health

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Sometimes, those attacking America seem to understand our economy and the source of our power better than we do ourselves. Terrorists plot big, jarring attacks, in part hoping the spin off effects will cascade throughout our economy, pyramiding the ultimate costs.
Castros agents had targeted Macys, Gimbels, Bloomingdales, and Manhattans Grand Central Station with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT.
There is little hope for progress on the crony capitalist front with Boehner and McConnell in power. But the alternatives (for the time being) are Pelosi and Reid 2 crony capitalists of the highest order. So what are we to do?

The Corner

Thoughts on the P5+1 Negotiations with Tehran

The November 24 deadline came and went for an agreement between the powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran; on that date, they managed only to extend the existing interim deal for another seven months. The ayatollah crowed and U.S. senators stewed. Looking beyond these responses, the current

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27 Nov 2014, 1:36 pm

This Thanksgiving, spare a thought for Robert Griffin III, who at just 24 seems to have reached the end of his career with the Redskins and may be washed up as an NFL quarterback. An impossibly promising rookie, a guy born to be a franchise QB (and, I’ve always suspected, a secret conservativ

27 Nov 2014, 7:49 am

Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving links, including (without limitation) Christopher Walken and John Madden’s video of The First Thanksgiving, Ben Franklin’s account, calculating how much stuffing it would take to stuff your whole house (or the Empire State Building o

26 Nov 2014, 10:46 pm

The New Yorker has a (very) lengthy — and largely admiring — article by George Packer on Angela Merkel.  It’s well worth reading by anyone interested in either modern Germany or, for that matter, the modern Europe in which she is probably the most powerful political figu

Red State

Obama trolls GOP on SecDef nomination

The story is making the rounds that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is the front runner to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson The post Obama trolls GOP on SecDef nomination appeared first on RedState.

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Joan Walsh, one of the biggest beacons of White Guilt on the Internet, has released her "reflection" of 2014, and looks back at what she calls her "mistakes" (which, oddly, The post Joan Walsh’s refusal to understand why Democrats lost appeared first on RedState.

28 Nov 2014, 10:00 am

For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $100,000 in a matter of a The post Hillary Clinton: Rock Star appeared first on RedState.
Gallup is being a bit, ah, antiseptic on this story: "President Barack Obama's job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points The post Barack Obama cannot, in any way, be said to have white working class support. appeared first on RedState.