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Gov’t: We can secure the border, just like the White House (oh, wait)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

White House intruder – Whoa

From WaPo: The man who jumped over the White House fence and sprinted through the main floor of the mansion could have gotten even farther had it not been for an off-duty Secret Service agent who was coincidentally in the house and leaving for the night. The agent who finally tackled Omar Gonzalez…
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Gallup: Majority says gov’t “trying to do too many things

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

35% support truly limited government, with almost as many wanting the most government they can get.

A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans are fairly evenly divided in their beliefs about the proper roll of government. When asked to rate their preference on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 meaning the respondent prefers limited government, and 5 meaning the respondent prefers a government that takes active…
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Rick Perry Making Moves in Foreign Policy

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

Smells like 2016 spirit to me.

Rick Perry hasn’t let a criminal indictment stop him from taking serious steps down the road that leads to November 2016. In addition to traveling to key primary states, he’s been beefing up his foreign policy credibility and increasing his presence in the media. He recently appeared on an episode of…
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Mandy Nagy Fundraiser – Please contribute

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

Our dear friend and compatriot is in need.

On September 6, Mandy suffered a serious stroke, and has been in the hospital ever since. The details and her progress are in my prior post, Pray for Mandy Nagy. It is hoped that Mandy will move to a rehab facility soon. The most recent update to my original post was this comment…
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Khorosan Group – just core al-Qaeda by another name?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

You know, the core al-Qaeda that supposedly was decimated.

Do we really need to invent new terror groups to justify America’s actions in the Middle East? Is the Obama administration so reluctant to admit that al-Qaeda still exists? If you ask Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review, the answer to both of those questions is yes: The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist We’re…
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National Forest Service Film Permit

Proposed National Forest System regs create photo and filming confusion

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Proposed regulations requiring permits are open to interpretation.

The latest victim in the Obama administration’s overregulationpalooza appears to be just about anyone who wants to snap a picture in a nationally designated forest. Proposed regulations would require permits for still photography and commercial filming on National Forest System Lands. According to the Federal Register: “The proposed amendment would address the establishment of consistent national criteria…
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Shaneen Allen

The Memo that let Shaneen Allen — and Chris Christie’s political future — off the hook

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Attorney General legal memo gave prosecutor cover to drop the prosecution of Allen, and thereby removed a thorny political gun control problem for Christie.

Miguel from the excellent GunFreeZone blog brings the goods again with his post “New Jersey slaps some lipstick to their gun laws pig.” In that post, Miguel shares a memorandum from acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman that allowed County prosecutor Jim McClain to back away from his outrageous prosecution…
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Anti-Israel activists perform “blood bucket challenge” at Yad Vashem

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

The depravity of the anti-Israel left on display.

If you thought the “blood bucket challenge” performed by Megan Marzec, President of the Ohio University student senate, was a disgusting politicization of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, just wait. A group calling itself “Jews Against Genocide” just performed the stunt at various locations in Israel, including at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust…
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Netanyahu addresses UN General Assembly (VIDEO)

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Rebuttal to Mahmoud Abbas’ libelous and threatening speech which all but buried the peace process.

The speech takes place against the backdrop of a libelous speech by Mahmoud Abbas that even a left-leaning Haaretz columnist noted “more or less buried the peace process.” Here are highlights – full video is embedded at bottom of post: On Hamas war crimes and rocket launchers On Iran and Sanctions Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
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Time for @DCCC to abandon Martha Robertson? (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Rothenberg Report changes rating from Leans Republican to Republican Favored

The campaign of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, really should have been on the list of the Worst Campaigns of 2014. While Robertson started out with strong support from Emily’s List and was a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “Red-to-Blue” designee, literally nothing has gone right with…
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California outlaws drunk, sloppy, reckless consensual campus sex

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Why not apply the new affirmative consent standard off campus, to the legislators who passed the bill?

We’ve written previously about California’s proposed “affirmative consent” bill, which codifies — for lack of a more delicate terminology — what constitutes acceptable foreplay between consenting adults on college campuses. On Sunday, that bill became law. Via Fox News: [Bill author Sen. Kevin] De Leon has said the legislation will begin a paradigm shift…
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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

It’s just workplace violence, disconnected from anything.

A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging. Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail. At times, they…
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Holder Not Political

Branco Cartoon – Your Lying Eyes

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Um, okay, good luck with that.

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Indian PM Modi rocks Madison Square Garden

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Calls for growth and development, removal of obsolete laws, and thanks Indian-Americans.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently elected on a pro-capitalism (and btw, pro-Israel) platform, appeared today to a packed Madison Square Garden in New York City. I watched much of the speech, with English translation, but it was really, really long (full video here), so I only heard parts.  The parts I…
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Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

But good news, a Petition against the academic boycott of Israel passes 1000 signatures, mostly faculty.

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs. Unlike in the real world at universities,…
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Hong Kong Democracy Protests 9-28-2014

Is Hong Kong on brink of its own version of Tiananmen Square?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Democracy protests spread, as Chinese government threatens crackdown.

My stepdaughter, a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Chinese, works in Beijing. Today, she has been regularly protesting updates via Facebook on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and confirms that tear gas is being used to disperse the massive crowds. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the…
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How long before Bill Maher banned on campus?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

While we may defend his right to speak, must we also give him a tenured position?

Because of this: (language warning – NSFW) and this: Who will defend his freedom of speech, or the academic freedom of those who want to hear him on campus? If Ayaan Hirsi Ali is banned, and Ann Coulter’s sponsors scared away, and someone who questions dogma on campus assault drowned out, what’s next? (via Instapundit) (Language…
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