According to sources, the White House political block—a direct violation of numerous ethics regulations and possibly of federal laws—was instituted over the objections of scientists at the FDA, but with the awareness of HHS Secretary Sibelius, her senior adviser Andrea Palm and the Office of Science and Technology Policy and its director John Holdren, who is responsible for enforcing “science integrity” across government agencies.
Obama respects science like he respects history.
Not. At. All.
And Sibelius is just another outlaw in the Obamabanana Republic.
Yet another Obama Green Energy scam…
Tesla got $465 million – produced 359 cars last quarter.
CEO bought this $15 million dollar home:
Well of course meet with a gun law scofflaw
Adding fuel to the fire of Prof. Jacobson’s Dec 27 essay re: college today, Victor Davis Hanson opines: “It is time to rethink the entire idea of a university….”
NO QUARTER FOR LAWLESS PRESS! Data for GUN permit holders obtained illegally, it seems. http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2012/12/as-ye-give-so-shall-ye-get-dept.html
Gen. Schwarzkopf has passed away.
Looney left goes off the charts
Yeah, read into the details, and you see it was written by a moron.
Bushmaster would be eclipsed by a less STUPID competitor, happy to fill the market void.
Well, that is good news as far as it goes.
She is a crazy, racist, whacked out criminal.
Very likely she will be replaced with another one…
My own support for my above statements…
can you please look into using disqus comment system?
this way we can track our replies and stuff.
Have considered it in the past, and decided against it. A closed system gives us better control and keeps the comment section (usually) from turning into a food fight, and cuts down on the drive-by trolls.
ok, thanks for the FYI, its appreciated
First thing every conservative should read today
Conservatives evidently do not believe in their principles enough and/or have sufficient power to prevent Romney, an Obama twin, the model for Obama’s presidency, from posing as conservative and being nominated in opposition.
For all LI’s here, and in particular those of the praying kind.
George HW Bush is in ICU for a fever that doesn’t want to go down, after staying in the hospital for (apparently) bronchitis since Thanksgiving time. His family has been at his beside the whole time.
This fever may be a sign of a bacterial infection that hasn’t been able to be pegged properly by the physicians there. Besides, lots of germs pass around hospitals which could harm the most vulnerable patients – especially the elderly. (GHWB is 88.) That is why every health care worker must take precautions, in order to reduce the number of hospital-caught illnesses.
So, prayers are needed for his recovery. Chop-chop!
Volokh: Sources on the Second Amendment and Rights to Keep and Bear Arms in State Constitutions
THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS – Daniel Greenfield – chilling description of the consummate Islamic conflict, the perfect storm of Islamists at war with one another, a conflict that makes Pakistan’s daily bombings and shootings seem like peacetime.
Here’s a little taste:
“Forget the Grand Prix or the Daytona 500, the real race right now is the race to Damascus. The racers include Syrian rebels in pickup trucks with mounted machine guns and homemade tanks, toting weapons and equipment supplied and paid for by Qatar and Turkey, and more covertly by the British and French intelligence services. Racing along with them are carloads of international diplomats urging their governments to give the militias more money and more weapons.”
“The Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah’s militias out of Lebanon are shooting at Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood militias from across the Middle East and even Europe in one of those unique displays of family entertainment that you wish would go on forever, but that won’t, because despite the Hasish-fed bravado, supplemented with meth from Iran’s top laboratories, the whole shooting match only as long as it takes the side with the weakest bladders to run away, and then both sides brag about their great victory on YouTube and Facebook.”
While I am not sure I agree with Kurt Schlicter that liberals have already lost the gun grabbing debate – this is an awesomely awesome column. He demonstrates in it how blogs (like Legal Insurrection, Breitbart, and many, many others), Facebook, twitter, and other social media are able to provide an effective counterweight to the corrupt liberal media monopoly on rigging “public debates” about public policy.
Lt. Col. Grossman, military expert on how to train soldiers to kill and psych prof at USMA, has a website with worthwhile articles on the subject of children and media violence. Makes the Hollywood and media calls for gun laws seem particularly specious and hypocritical:
Today the data linking violence in the media to violence in society are superior to those linking cancer and tobacco. Hundreds of sound scientific studies demonstrate the social impact of brutalization by the media. The Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that “the introduction of television in the 1950′s caused a subsequent doubling of the homicide rate, i.e., long-term childhood exposure to television is a causal factor behind approximately one half of the homicides committed in the United States, or approximately 10,000 homicides annually.” The article went on to say that “…if, hypothetically, television technology had never been developed, there would today be 10,000 fewer homicides each year in the United States, 70,000 fewer rapes, and 700,000 fewer injurious assaults” (June 10, 1992).
David Gregory should be prosecuted just as 1LT Augustine Kim was prosecuted for having a weapon in DC. LT Kim was transporting his personal weapons from his parents house in NJ to his own house in SC. On the way, he stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington for a doctor’s appointment. That’s when his troubles started. 1LT Kim was railroaded and hassled for years. The same ridiculous laws need to apply to the elites as well. You can google his name to read his story.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/14/dc-grabs-guns-from-soldier/#ixzz2GAYmC5ZE
I saw that late last night and was going to mention it too, what a tragedy.
More studies confirming what we all know…
Collectivism caused the financial melt-down via massive market distortions.
Gee, how would things be different if our DoJ was not a pack of outlaws…???
Prof. Jacobsen, this is a little out of your area, but it’s important.
Afghans who befriended U.S. now left to face death
Remember what our State Department did to our friends in Iraq? They’re doing it to the Afghans, now.
The United States has abandoned our most effective and loyal friends in Afghanistan by deliberately failing to implement the Afghan Allies Protection Act.
In 2011, I served as the chief adviser on rule of law for the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in Kabul. I witnessed the heroism and courage of our Afghan employees as they resisted threats from the Taliban and their government. Now, as we draw down and leave them vulnerable, our government refuses to follow its own laws to save them.
\The 2009 act provides up to 7,500 special immigrant visas for Afghans who worked for the United States for at least a year and who face an ongoing and serious threat to their safety. The U.S. Embassy resisted as soon as the law was passed, claiming that allowing these Afghans and their spouses and children to escape the threats to their lives would have a “deleterious impact” on the mission.
This article apparently appeared first as a special to the Washington Post. There have to be specific, individual names of US officials associated with it. Those names should be disclosed.
It’s also not impossible to imagine that our drones are not being used to take out other US-friendly targets. Who knows?
Sweet tea and crumpets, Professor! It seems that even our British friends at the Mail OnLine are paying close attention to the doings at LI these days.
“Legal argument: Legal Insurrection writer and Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson claimed that Gregory broke the law by holding a high-capacity clip”
A WHITE HOUSE PETITION: Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C.
Crazy Tom Friedman has caring advice for the GOP…
Get with the superstitions of AGW and gun control, or people won’t love you.
Congratulations, Legal Insurrection is the best law blog on Doug Ross’ list of the 50 best conservative sites!
This Bork quote on the state of the legal profession via a Mark Steyn commenter will be appreciated here at Legal Insurrection:
“He (Bork) told me about his astonishment as he got closer and closer to the top of the US legal establishment to discover that so much of the legal thinking there was explicitly politicised: “It’s as if you wanted all your life to be a top astronomer, only to find that many of the top astronomers in fact practise astrology”.
The quote was from Charles Crawford, British diplomat, quoted by Mark Steyn.
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Joyce Carol Oates
Sorry for any misunderstanding! I’d said the other day that, if “sizable numbers of NRA members were themselves gun victims….
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Joyce Carol Oates
….” they might be more sympathetic with victims & with the effort to regulate guns. I meant this seriously– not ironically.
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Another author I won’t bother reading.
This idiot pegs the needle on the cliche-0-tron…
One of the things that’s always struck me about the Collective…
mass fatalities are about the only thing that moves them.
Single, individual people…many of them perfectly innocent…die every day, and they are never the focus of one damned word from the Beastly Day.
Most likely all readers of LI are also readers of Mark Steyn. But in case you missed his essay on the subject of Newtown and its aftermath –
One of Steyn’s best.
One in every 6.5 of us is on food stamps.
The new all-time record number of recipients, 47.7 million (up from 31.6 million when Obama took office) exceeds the combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Zero Hedge includes these among 75 mind-blowing economic numbers from 2012. We’re already over the cliff.
Jabba The Moore–ON on Twitter…
Armed guards in schools? Hmmmm… Oh! That’s why the 2 armed guards that were at Columbine HS that day were able to prevent the 15 deaths?
They DID save lives. Not every one, but MANY.
Plus, it was somehow fine for Clinton…
Gawd, this man is deeply, seriously sick…
The Republican Party, if interested in turning around both its and the country’s decline, ought to consider a full reform platform, and start selling it to voters for the 2014 election. Something that admits that the last century of collapse into a single Progressive uber-State is a pair of deuces that thinks itself a royal flush. Something that builds upon ideas, e.g. Barnett’s Bill of Federalism, that redistribute power, not wealth.
That may be the only alternative to breaking up the nation.
“And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder.”
Jabba the Moore–On Fox Butterfields himself…!!! Too funny…!!!
And, as usual, the modern Collective has tried to invert history.
The NRA and the NAACP worked together in re-arming and fighting legal battles alongside blacks in the racist Deemocrat south.
Funny, lying Collectivist…!!!!
Just as I suspected and just like the other school mass murderers, Adam Lanza was OBSESSED BY VIOLENT COMPUTER GAMES: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/18/Lanza-Obsessed-With-Violent-Video-Games
Like it or not, numerous studies show that dark violent media, and pornography affects the mind, changes behavior and even the structure, chemistry and function of the brain.
Oh great. Now I’ll have to start carrying a damn shotgun full of buckshot:
It’s a YouTube video titled “Citizen Drone Warfare” wherein a guy spent a few hundred dollars and a couple days in his garage with buddies to build a DIY drone armed with a paint ball gun. His buddies let him attack them with it to see if they could evade it. They could not. Nor could they were it armed with a real firearm, which is the point of the video – a warning about a cheap and easy build of a very dangerous weapon. I found all the components on the internet within minutes.
Otherwise routine LA Times article on John Bolton accusing Hilary Clinton of faking injury to avoid testifying on Benghazi:
Two interesting items though. One, Bolton says she’s using an old tactic called the ‘diplomatic illness’, i.e., a fake illness claimed to avoid or postpone some unwanted diplomatic meeting or function. Two, the LA Times article posted a voting poll asking readers to indicate whether they believe Clinton is really sick… so far it’s 10/90% against Clinton, which surprises me, being out there in LA-la land.
That isn’t what the NYT told us to think…
“Automatic steel walls” for schools.
I can’t recall the number of times I have been compelled to apologize to the rest of America that Sheila Jackson-Lee is sent to Congress from Texas.
Another irrefutable argument for term limits…
I see this guy will be working with smoking Joe Biden to solve the gun issues. Just what we need another genius from Chicago that knows it all.
NRA membership surging over calls for gun control:
Anyone else disgusted by CNN’s Piers Morgan and his serial abuse of anyone who refuses gun control? Well, he’s some, ahem, ammunition for you as you contend with liberal blog commenters:
It may be old news to some, but I had no idea Morgan had been fired by the Daily Mirror in 2004 for using fake photos of Brit soldiers abusing an Iraqi, nor that he refused to apologize for it.
I posted this comment just a few moments ago in reply to Prof. Jacobson’s post about the reprehensible NYT op-ed about black republicans. Perhaps this post belongs here, in the “tip line.”
People who followed the Republican senate primary in Virginia last year might have heard of one of the candidates – EW Jackson. It was his first state-wide exposure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._W._Jackson). My impression is that he made quite an impression. Of course, George Allen won the primary, but Bishop Jackson remained in the spot light, founding Ministers Take a Stand in an effort to bring the conservative message to black churches. Bishop Jackson has been persuaded to run for Lt. Governor here in Virginia(here’s his website: http://jacksonforvirginia.org/). If you’re in Virginia, please consider supporting Jackson by becoming a delegate to the state Republican convention in May. If you’re not in Virginia, please consider helping via a donation.
Well, good news on the gun control front…
Biden has been put in charge.
Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84.
RIP, My friend
CNN is reporting that first responders took 20 minutes to reach the school after the first 911 calls.
“To Protect And Serve” usually means “to tidy up and sometimes avenge…a little”. As hard as cops might try, nobody will protect you and your as well as you will.
I am disappointed that none of the contributors here felt the need to post and discuss one of the best commentaries on the shooting in CT.
This is yet another perspective: It Depends Upon Whose Children Are Murdered.
Maybe they just find him pompous and annoying.
BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has died of respiratory complications at the age of 88
John Fund reads the good Professor.
The radical Black separatist roots of our outlaw Attorney General…
Hahahah. I’d say — fine, let him lead his separation. But he can’t appropriate my/our real production and our means to do so.
He can build it hisself….
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