Sunday, February 07, 2016

THE HARRIDAN: Hillary's Voice Dooms Her Campaign

By Joan Swirsky

So many issues, so little time, which is why I am studiously avoiding any issues about Hillary other than that voice!

I am definitely not going into the terminal dishonesty thing, you know, when she told the American public, and also the parents of the murdered victims in Benghazi, that the four patriots who lost their lives to a savage Islamic attack was because of an anti-Islam video; that Wall Street and specifically Goldman Sachs is not donating to her campaign and that, according to Dick Morris, FEC reports say that Hillary has received $21.4 million from the financial and insurance industry—almost 15 percent of the total $157.8 million she raised, and she’s still trolling them for big money.”

How about that she won a smashing victory in Iowa (by six coin tosses that magically landed in her favor)?

THE SOCIALIST MILLIONAIRE: Financial Scandals Trail the Loathsome Hypocrite Bernie Sanders

By Cliff Kincaid

Responding to one of Anderson Cooper’s softball questions, socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told the CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night that he lives a frugal life and indicated that he doesn’t care about money or status. “I have a small Chevrolet,” he said. “It is one of the smallest Chevys that they make.” He said it was about five years old.

But James O’Brien, a political consultant and former publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine, says the career politician, who has been a mayor, member of Congress and U.S. senator, has achieved the financial status of a millionaire.

PREDICTION VALIDATED: Trump Poll Numbers May Be Vastly Inflated Due to Reality Show Name Recognition

By Malcolm X. Cromwell

Two-and-one-half months before last week's Iowa Caucus, columnist S.A. Miller of The Washington Times noted what could be called "The Trump Effect" on poll numbers with an article entitled "Donald Trump seen unlikely to win in Iowa despite poll numbers":

Laura Kamienski, a Republican Party caucus precinct representative for Hiawatha District in Cedar Rapids ... said she expects a surprise in the caucus this cycle similar to former Sen. Rick Santorum’s unexpected win in 2012. Mr. Santorum is back in the 2016 Republican race but is polling near the bottom of the crowded field in Iowa and nationally.

...Pollsters defended their survey methods and stood by their numbers. But some credited Mr. Trump’s dominance in polls to his near-universal name recognition as star of the hit TV shows “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Larwyn's Linx: The Rubio Robot

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Nation

The Rubio Robot: Patterico
Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate: Dan Spencer
Donald Trump dismisses audience after getting booed at the debate: Insider

The Rubio Menace: Kaus Files
Gallup: We Hate to Admit It, but America Is Conservative: Bruce Walker
Cruz Talked About Building a Wall Before Trump Even Announced Candidacy: Patterico

Christie slams Rubio record: 'That's not leadership, that's truancy': Gabby Morrongiello
The Rubio Record: Eagle Forum
The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed: Treehouse

Winners and Losers Of The New Hampshire Debate: John Hawkins
The Traditionalist Rebel: Sultan Knish
Ted Cruz Won’t Be Denied: Frank Bruni, NYT

Slash City: Matthew Hennessey
Woman warns residents: how accepting refugees ruined her Texas town: Nicole Haas
"You Suck!" - Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled by NH Dems: Kyle Olson

Economy

Is this the greatest blog post ever written? Quite possibly: AEI
How Democrats Lie and Mislead about the American Economy: Elephant
22 signs that the Obama economic collapse is just beginning: Michael Snyder

Scandal Central

It's Time for Carson to Look in the Mirror: Daniel Horowitz
The Coming Hillary Meltdown?: Steven Hayward
Maher to Gloria Steinem: Why Isn’t Anti-Woman Sharia Law a Bigger Feminist Issue?: Mediaite

Media

Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz's Cheap Gotcha on North Korea: John Nolte
ABC Debate Moderator Thinks Hillary Clinton is “Terrific.”: CR Wire
Sheldon Adelson tightens grip on Review-Journal: Ken Doctor

Nutjob Albright: ‘Special place in hell’ for women who don’t support Hillary: Olaf Ekberg
American Exceptionalism: Dinesh D'Souza vs. Bill Ayers (Recorded Live): Young Americans for Freedom
Jesse Watters Interviews Bernouts at University of Oregon: MB

World

President Obama's Lecture from the Mosque: The Rest of the Story: Jeff Head
Sweden: Rape jihad spreading as police struggle with Muslim migrant crime: Creeping
Obama depicted as murderous devil in downtown Moscow: Times

North Korea Defies China, Launches Three-Stage Rocket: Ricochet
Somali airliner bombing suspect smuggled laptop onto plane: official : Debka
Sanders defends foreign policy chops: Kyle Balluck

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Verizon defies net neutrality, makes own video service free of data caps: Adam Westlake
Popular messaging app Kik a growing concern for law enforcement: NYT
Bunnie’s Guide to Shenzhen Electronics: Hackaday

Cornucopia

Why I Vote Democrat: iOTWreport
Dancing The Aerostars Into the History Books: MOTUS
Bernie's New Ad: Woodsterman

Image: New Young Fresh Faces of the Democrat Party Endorse Hillary
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Protect Our Constitution: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation.

So far, Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation ... despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all just based on half-baked statistics.

A confidential 23-page internal report detailing CFPB’s strategy for going after lenders shows why these companies are forking over millions of dollars in restitution and fines to the government despite denying any wrongdoing... The high-level memo, sent by top CFPB civil-rights prosecutors to the bureau’s director and revealed by a House committee, admits their methods for proving discrimination were seriously flawed from the start and had little chance of holding up in court. Yet they figured they could muscle Ally, as well as future defendants, with threats and intimidation." --Paul Sperry

Saturday, February 06, 2016

CRUZ OR TRUMP? Let Jimmy Carter Be Your Guide

By Trevor Loudon

A lot of good people, including many friends of mine, have signed up to support Donald Trump for POTUS. That was understandable when Trump was saying great things about illegal immigration and the media was telling us Ted Cruz couldn’t win.

Now its very clear that Cruz can, and most probably will win, and Donald Trump has revealed himself as more “progressive” than principled.

In my view, restoring the US Constitution would solve the bulk of America’s social, economic and political problems in one fell swoop.

Ted Cruz memorized the entire Constitution at age 14. He has fought several important court battles to preserve it. Senator Cruz lives, eats and breathes the Constitution.

How many times have you ever heard Donald Trump even mention it?

Ever Looked at Ted Cruz's Resume?

By Reaganite Republican

Say what you will about Ted Cruz, but the Senator from Texas is the only man in the current presidential field who has spent his entire life defending the United States Constitution.

He went to the Senate promising he wasn't going there to make friends, but instead pledged to rattle the cages of the establishment. And, unlike 99.9% of the politicos who make it to D.C., he kept his promises:


Larwyn's Linx: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory'

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MS-13 foot soldiers use surge to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory': Paul Bedard
Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Release Illegal Aliens If They Catch Them: Louis Babcock
DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties: Philip Haney

Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in a Lying Contest: Daniel Greenfield
Hillary is the Bankster Bag Lady of Wall Street: $21.4 Million So Far: Contra Corner
Hillary, "To Be Honest": Scott Johnson

The (new) Donald — Trumpelstiltskin: Spengler: Spengler
Phyllis Schlafly Issues 15 PAGE ‘Rubio Betrayal Memo’ – Updated: GWP
Donors to White House hopeful Jeb Bush urged not to switch to Rubio: Steve Holland

America is a Nation Headed For a Fall: John Hawkins
WH Has Hissy Fit Over GOP Refusal To Discuss Obama’s Worthless Budget: William Teach
We must prepare for the unthinkable: Tammy Baldwin

Economy

The ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate for July 2015 is 23.0%.: ShadowStats
Job cuts surged 218% in January: Akin Oyedele
What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES: Paul Bedard

Scandal Central

Obama's OHSA unlawfull targets ammo manufacturers: Joe Huffman
Hillary’s Feeling the Bern—From FBI Director James Comey: Edward Klein
Pharma Bad Boy Martin Shkreli Is a Big Democrat Donor: Debra Heine

Climate & Energy

"Fukushima Class Disaster" - L.A. Gas Leak Spewing Lethal Levels Of Breathable Nuclear Material: ZH

Media

Newsweek Goes Off The Rails: Christian Mercenary
Confused Clinton Spawn Refers to ‘President Sanders’: JWF
Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End: Jack Shafer

Probing For Clues In The Iowa Caucus Numbers: Michael Barone
Anderson Cooper Interviews Donald Trump In New Hampshire: Treehouse
Ron Paul Disses Ted Cruz But Praises Bernie Sanders. Go Figure.: Victory Girls

World

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria: The Interpreter
N Korea advances rocket launch plan, says Japan: Asia Times
Satellite imagery shows fuel tanker trucks at N. Korea's rocket launch pad: YonhapNews

Already, 3 Islamist Terror Plot Attempts in US This Year: Daily Signal
European Union blasts ISIS for ‘crime of all crimes’: Bob Unruh
Early Christian Church Found in Turkey: Enrico de Lazaro

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US Senators Cruz, Lankford & Lee Demand Answers From ICANN CEO: DomainMondo
An ancient text that has baffled researchers for more than 200 years: The Rohonc Codex: Ancient Origins
Even Rob Lowe Speaks Out Against Twitter Algorithmic Timeline: Luigi Lugmayr

Cornucopia

Sick and Tired: HRC
A Note to Bernie’s Millenials: Be Sure To Read the Fine Print: MOTUS
A Constitutional Convention can be Limited in Scope: Kyle Maichle

Image: Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Protect Our Constitution: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "If you happen to be a WWE or UFC fan, the upcoming Saturday night Republican debate in New Hampshire is likely to look familiar. It’s going to be a bloodbath and everyone on the stage is will be targeting Cruz because of [the 'Carson dropping out' rumor]. He had better be well prepared with the facts and the timeline of events surrounding this Carson dropping out rumor. He will pay a price if he’s not fully prepared. I have confidence he will be, but it will likely not matter to the other candidates, or the so-called moderators. We’ll just see if they keep a handle on things or stoke the fires of discontent, which is more likely, being that everyone except the voters hate Cruz and would love to take him out.

So, in short, I was wrong to jump on Cruz and his staff so prematurely. I now recant my criticism of Senator Cruz and his campaign staff – and here’s the reason why. Many of you may already know this, but I feel compelled to right my own wrong.

On Wednesday, Trevor Loudon posted the timeline of events that led to the misunderstanding. And that’s exactly what it was – a terrible misunderstanding. And the way things look now for the Carson campaign with staff be slashed and leaving for greener pastures, these folks may indeed know something we don’t." --Brent Smith

Friday, February 05, 2016

THANKS, OPEN BORDERS LOBBY: Biggest Drug Bust In NJ History Tied To Mexican Cartels

By J.P. Carroll

A historic drug bust led by multiple authorities from New York and New Jersey has resulted in the seizure of $2.4 million worth of heroin and the arrest of four dealers tied to Mexican drug cartels.

NICE WORK, LI'L FALWELL: Evangelical Trump Drops F-Bomb in Major Speech With Kids in Audience

Last week, Iowa evangelical leader Robert Vander Plaats expressed surprise and confusion over the endorsement of Donald Trump by Jerry Falwell's son:

I’m just confused and flabbergasted by the endorsement. I don’t think his endorsement is going to move people. I think when people see Trump is not a conservative—he’s pro-choice. He’s not going to stand up for marriage. He’s not going to stand up to an activist court. He wants to make deals with the establishment and he’s shown judgment and temperament that people are very concerned [about].

As if to reinforce the notion that Trump is an opportunistic chameleon, today Mr. Trump dropped the F-bomb in a major speech in front of thousands of children.

Yes, Rubio's Amnesty bill provided legal status, work permits for criminals

By Jeremy Beck

Fact Check's Robert Farley looked into Ted Cruz's claim that Marco Rubio's immigration bill would have granted legal status (and work permits) to criminal aliens. Farley's piece, "Cruz Distorts Rubio's Immigration Stance," was picked up by USA Today and The Huffington Post among others.

Farley concluded that, "one could argue that Rubio’s plan would allow those convicted of some misdemeanor crimes to obtain legal residency, but Cruz’s blanket claim that Rubio “advocates amnesty for criminals who are here illegally” omits the criminal exceptions that Rubio has outlined."

U.N. TO OBAMA BFF IRAN: Hey, if you could stop raping and executing 9-year olds, that would be greaaaaaaaaat

By Russ Read

The U.N. body charged with protecting the rights of children has told the government of Iran that its laws allowing sex with girls as young as 9-years-old and capital punishment of minors must be changed.

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child announced it’s condemnation of Iran’s practices Thursday after 18 experts completed a review of 14 countries, including Iran. Iran’s current law allows the state to execute minors for capital crimes, a violation of international agreements as well as the forced marriage of young girls.

Larwyn’s Linx: Exposed: Open-borders GOP lobbyists attack Sessions, Cruz

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Exposed: Open-borders GOP lobbyists attack Sessions, Cruz: Michelle Malkin
Former Amarillo Resident Sounds the Alarm on Islamic Resettlement: MB
Obama reinstates ‘catch-and-release’ policy for illegal immigrants: Stephen Dinan

Issa: FBI Has No Choice But To Recommend Clinton Indictment: Katie Pavlich
Cruz Bleeding the Man Who Would Be President: Lawrence Person
Pathetic Jeb reduced to begging for applause at NH campaign stop: Shawn Langlois

Trump's cash crunch: Frank Friday
Marco Rubio: The Remainderman: Buchanan
Oh-Oh!! Democratic Party in trouble in Iowa!: Gretawire

Hillary’s Iowa ‘Win’ Is A Big Loss For Democrats: Jonah Goldberg
Hillary's Painful Explanation: $675K For Goldman Sachs Speeches: Hannity
An Open Letter to Jeb Bush: Mona Charen

The Democrats' New Game for Protecting Hillary: Ace
Obama at the Mosque: Patterico
Obama invited Hamas-linked CAIR official to visit Baltimore mosque with him: Robert Spencer

Economy

Welfare moms unhappy with free lodging, prepared meals, WiFi, maid service: Ed Straker
Obama Administration Misled Americans During the 2013 Debt-Ceiling Debate: Veronique De Rugy
The nation's least-competitive job market: Chicago: Katherine Davis

Scandal Central

Carol Bundy Sends: WRSA
Judge Wants Explanation from State Department on ‘Newly’ Discovered Clinton Records: JW
20 Planned Parenthood Clinics Have Harvested Body Parts From Aborted Babies: Micaiah Bilger

Climate & Energy

Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax: Michael Grunwald
With Zika, Time to Bring Back DDT: Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Hillary Clinton Says Six Figures in Fossil Fuel Contributions Is ‘Not Very Much’: Jill Pape, Greenpeace

Media

Frank Luntz Plays Favorites With Marco Rubio: S.V. Dáte
NYT: Cruz Victory Not Historic; He Doesn’t Meet “Conventional Expectations” of a Latino: Patterico
In Iowa Cruz Fared Better Than Rubio Or Trump With Young And Blue Collar Voters: LoneCon

On Seeing Clearly And Acting Sincerely: Liberty's Torch
Strong Man: Five Reasons this is a very bad idea: Gail Boer
What if there really ‘is’ a specific plan to transform America into an Islamic nation by 2020?: BNI

World

Non-Islamic Islamic State Savage Child Abuse Continues: Jawa Report
While we obsess over Trump, something TRULY terrifying is happening: Allen West
Conquest: 16 Million Migrants Heading to Europe This Year: Pamela Geller

IDF Preparing for Arrival of ISIS on Syrian Border: Yaakov Laapin
HAMAS Pal Jimmy Carter Prefers Trump to Cruz: Debbie Schlussel
Freedom of Navigation in a Chinese Gulag: Peter Navarro

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot: Yongdong Wang
Mother Knows Best: The Audacious Epigone
The WW2 flying wing decades ahead of its time: Stephen Dowling

Cornucopia

CLAIM: Michelle Obama has plastic surgery at Walter Reed on taxpayer’s dime: Coach Is Right
Breaking the Diddle Report: WFB
Gun Control: iOTW Report

Image: Insiders: Bernie scored in debate with Wall Street slams
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: #ConstitutionMan: Ted Cruz for President

QOTD: "The Director is somebody who cares a great deal about national security and with the body of evidence, he really has no choice but to refer this for indictment. We have communications back and forth to the President from Hillary Clinton's private email, we have 1300 sensitive documents, 22 classified at the highest level, this is well past anyone claiming that they didn't know.

In this case she made a choice. She made a choice to have a private server, she made a choice to use it with highly sensitive material, she made a choice to receive and re-transmit documents that should have been classified and have later been classified. These choices are what the prosecution will really be about." --Rep. Darrell Issa