Apr
24
2015
2

BTW, MSNBC & NYT make fun of MMFA. …LOL.

Sorry about that.  Well, no, I’m not, because it’s funny:

“This is what Media Matters exists to do.” – Which is true!  I just never thought that I’d hear of somebody saying it on MSNBC.  Which just goes to show: every organization apparently has its breaking point. (more…)

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Apr
24
2015
0

More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action.

Like my RedState colleague Bryan Pruitt, I feel sorry for these guys: “The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island.”  Essentially, Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass had a reception where they had Ted Cruz speak to a group on foreign policy, Israel (particularly noting its attitudes on gay rights) – and, shockingly, how Ted Cruz doesn’t think Barack Obama is doing well on either.  Oh, mustn’t forget: Ted Cruz will still love his kids if they turn out to be gay.

And so… for allowing this man to speak to their friends, Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass must of course be chastised.  In fact, they should consider themselves fortunate that their own side is not calling them to be burned at the stake for heresy. Yet.  The day is still young, after all.

I wonder if that’s sunk in yet, for the two guys.  Mati Weiderpass attempted to explain basic civics (in a Facebook post that apparently has since been taken down) to critics: “People on both sides of the aisle need to be able to communicate with one another even when they ideologically disagree.”  This is, of course, simultaneously true, and pointless.  Of course people should be able to talk to each other.  And equally of course the Activist Left will go after any person on their side who wants to talk to one on ours. (more…)

Apr
24
2015
10

…I am vexed.

I have an urge to smack stupid people in the face with a halibut. It’s particularly annoying because the stupid people are nominally on my side*. They are embarrassing me, and I don’t care for it.

I need a vacation.

Moe Lane

*Although it’s fairly obvious by now that I don’t get to be on theirs.

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Apr
24
2015
5

My one-point program for fixing the White House Correspondents Associates Dinner.

I understand why somebody in the media might want to keep it: I truly do.  But the rot has set in by now.  There’s only one way to fix it:

  1. Shut it down.

The privilege has been, as they say, abused.

Apr
24
2015
0

The Italians did those jihadis a favor.

(Via Hot Air) Arresting them, that is.

Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday.

Wiretaps collected as part of an investigation into an Islamic terror network operating in Italy gave “signals of some preparation for a possible attack” at the Vatican, prosecutor Mauro Mura told a news conference in Cagliari, Sardinia. That included the arrival of a suicide bomber in Rome. He eventually left Italy, Mura said, although it wasn’t clear why.

(more…)

Apr
23
2015
1

Tweet of the Day, Sing It, Brother @Charleswcooke edition.

Seriously, this is like the Platonic Ideal of the If you’re explaining, you’re losing principle.

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Apr
23
2015
5

If Command takes responsibility…

…and Barack Obama declines to take responsibility*…

…then is Barack Obama, in point of fact, in command? And if he is not, then who is? Who is running this country, anyway? This is of more than academic interest to me, by the way: I live here.

Moe Lane

 

Apr
23
2015
6

Hillary Clinton and the Russian donors who then bought up American uranium production.

The first of many shoes has dropped in relation to the Clinton Foundation and its donors.  This one is coming to us, courtesy of the New York Times: and it’s a “BOOM goes the dynamite” kind of situation. The keywords are “Clinton Foundation,” “Russians,” “donations,” and “uranium:”

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One [a company responsible for one-fifth of the uranium production in the United States] in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

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Apr
22
2015
5

Quote of the Day, The Antiwar Movement Lacks The Right To Lecture Us edition.

While reading this passage on how inevitably Libya collapsed (via Instapundit), I came across this passage:

They don’t realize it yet, but these guys are on a path to make even Donny Rumsfeld and Tommy Franks look good—and you thought that was impossible.

(more…)

Apr
22
2015
10

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 has FINALLY passed Congress.

After three months of Democratic nonsense, Democratic hackery, Democratic filibustering, Democratic delay, Democratic posturing, and general Democratic disregard for the underlying issue of human trafficking… the Senate bill finally passes.  The final vote? As of 4:30 PM:

human-trafficking

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Apr
22
2015
8

Tweet of the Day, They Celebrate Earth Day In Style In Wisconsin edition.

Full points on this one.

Contra Mother Jones, though: I don’t think that Scott Walker deliberately set out to lay off those folks on Earth Day itself. Instead, I simply think that Scott Walker doesn’t give a flying leap about Earth Day one way, or the other. Which is, frankly, more entertaining.

Apr
22
2015
1

My Watchdog.org Earth Day post is up.

You can find it here.  Short version: clean up the Earth? These people can’t even pick up after themselves.

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