Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution Will it Be?

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Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution Will it Be?: Steve Deace
I Am the Republican Uncle: Erathosthenes
As Cruz gains, GOP senators rally for Rubio: Politicon

Clinton Appoints Ex-Congressman Who Blamed His Defeat on Jews: Alana Goodman
ISIS Threat Represents Clash of Civilizations-and Hillary Won’t Admit It: Fred Fleitz
McConnell's Reelection Emergency: Daniel Horowtiz

The Conservative Case For Ted Cruz: John Hawkins
Desperately Seeking ISIS: Scott Johnson
Texas governor threatens lawsuit against resettlement contractor over Syrians: RRW

The Left And The Mentally Ill: A Band Of Lunatic Brothers: Camp o' the Saints
San Francisco Is Needle City: Debra Saunders
Thank Liberals for Today’s Chaotic and Dangerous World: Star Parker

Rename the Racist Democrat Party: Daniel Greenfield
Did Team Jeb try smearing Rubio to derail his presidential bid?: Ed Morrissey
46 Times President Obama Told Americans ‘That’s Not Who We Are’: David Rutz

Scandal Central

Nearly 1,000 Clinton emails had classified info: Fox
Clinton opened State Dept. to dozens of corporate donors, Dem fundraisers: AP
Emails: Hillary Clinton Praised Release of Gitmo Detainee and Killer of American Soldier: Jason Leopold

Malfeasance Rewarded: NL-OG&M
Henry: Indication Of More Classified Information Contained In Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Daniel Bassali
State Dept., intel watchdog tangle over Clinton emails: Politicon

Climate & Energy

Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming: Anthony Watts
In Effort to Fight So-Called “Climate Change,” Hysterical Obama Recycles Dire Predictions: JWF
Developing Countries: We want a Trillion Dollars to Sign your Stupid Climate Agreement: Eric Worrall


Did New York Post Scrub 2001 Story Because It Supported Donald Trump’s Claim?: Treehouse
Who's Obama's greater enemy: GOP or ISIS?: Chad Groening
Possibly the Best Argument Yet in Favor of Trump: MB

That Many? Only 27 Percent of Voters Think Hillary Clinton is Honest: ProgsToday
Microaggressions and Other Fictions: Joel Hilliker
Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11? : Danusha V. Goska


The Welfare Caliphate built by Welfare Jihad in Germany: Daniel Greenfield
The Real Lesson of the Paris Attacks: Douglas Murray
"Yeah, Let's Bring Some of That Here.": Stuart Schneiderman

Fresh Perspectives on Benghazi Keep the Scandals Alive: Roger Aronoff
The EU’s Historic Cave to Turkey: AmInt
Invading Germany: Cal Thomas

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?: Justin Pritchard
Search for fossils from the comfort of home: Erin Wayman
Apple Pay Adoption: PYMNTS


Creed: All-American: Armond White
We’ll Tell You Which Black Lives Matter: MOTUS
Beretta's M9A3, spurned by Army, for sale to public: Kevin Lilley

Image: Rename the Racist Democrat Party
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: #RestoreOurConstitution: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "“The grim reality is that dishonesty is so fundamental to leftism today that while all politicians connive with the facts a bit if they think that there is no chance of getting caught, the pathological liars of establishment leftism more and more resemble the Stalinist Lillian Hellman, about whom Mary McCarthy famously wrote: ‘Every word [she] writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’ The establishment media, like entrenched government bureaucracies and corrupt academia, long since stopped caring about intellectual integrity. All of these organs care only about either advancing an ideological agenda or protecting their comfortable perches and perks. Over the last fifty years or so, there has been virtually no governor or check upon the most outrageous frauds.”" --Bruce Walker

Monday, November 30, 2015

THE REAL 2016 ELECTION: The Bipartisan Political-Media Establishment vs. the American People

By Lawrence Sellin

The 2016 election is not a contest between the Democrat and Republican ideologies, nor is it a choice among various approaches to address the nation's problems, but something far more fundamental.

It is a battle between the entrenched power of the bipartisan political-media establishment versus the rights and liberties of the American people.

University of Chicago Surrenders to Jihad

By Karl Denninger

And yet again UofC shows why you should shred any resume you get from any of their grads.

The University of Chicago announced Sunday that all classes and other activities planned for Monday on its Hyde Park campus will be canceled after FBI counterterrorism officials informed the university of a gun violence threat to the campus.

University President Robert Zimmer sent an email to students and staff warning them of a threat posted online by an unknown individual, which specifically mentioned "the campus quad" at 10 a.m. Monday.

President Zimmer is a coward.

Powerful NY Democrat Gets Gold Watch Plus 130 Years in Prison, But Mostly 130 Years in Prison

By Rusty Weiss

Following a month-long criminal trial, and 10 months after his arrest on multiple corruption charges, former Assembly Speaker and one of the famed ‘three men in a room’ controlling New York politics, Sheldon Silver, has been found guilty on all seven counts involving corruption schemes that netted him $4 million in legal fees.

Prior to his arrest, Silver was widely considered the most powerful Democrat in the State Legislature.

Via the Times Union:

Larwyn's Linx: Islam, Jihad, and our Ignorance

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Islam, Jihad, and our Ignorance: Politically Short
Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America: The Syrian Scheme: Brenda Walker
Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens governors, says they can’t stop Syrians: RRW

Syrian Refugee Question: What We Should be Asking: Andrew C. McCarthy
Obama Has Done More Damage To Border Security Than Any Recent POTUS: LidBlog
Crazy People are Dangerous: R.S. MCain

GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination: Jonathan Swan
Cruz, Rubio line up to steal away Bush supporters: Eli Stokols
Failed Candidate Jeb Bush: Trump not a 'serious candidate': Louis Nelson

Charges in Homicide: Second City Cop
Karl Rove Helping Ben Carson Has Everything to do With Ted Cruz: Erick on the Radio
Cruz Campaign Capitalizes on Carson’s Inexperience: VARight


Life Rules: Stuart Schneiderman
Puerto Rico Girds for Default: AmInt
How High Corporate Taxes Lost America The World’s Next Biggest Drug Company: Guy Bentley

Scandal Central

Gibson Guitar “Government Series”: Walter Olson
Jihad expert banished from college campus over safety concerns: Robert Spencer
NSA stopped from indiscriminately collecting millions of phone records, but it’s not enough: Ben Woods

Climate & Energy

Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years: Andy May
Ex-NYC mayor with multiple mansions, jets: ‘Crazies’ like Ted Cruz don’t accept climate change reality: Doug Powers


Shooter was unaffiliated politically; heavy pot smoker who sought B&D, S&M online: John Lott
Graphic promotes the Islamic State’s prolific media machine: Thomas Joscelyn
“You Gotta See This Guy” – Trump’s Lie Exposed: Leon H. Wolf

Obama "Enough is Enough" - Background Checks for Citizens, Not Syrian Refugees: Reid Henrichs
7 Photos From ISIS We Still Owe Them Royalty Payments For: Clickhole
A Ted Cruz moment for me: William A. Jacobson

Confused Hillary Forgets Who Is In The WH: WZ
ESPN says there is too much patriotism in sports: RS
Hoekstra: Obama Thought the ‘Power of His Personality’ Would Change Jihadists’ Behavior: Nicholas Ballasy


IRAN: Qods Force’s Qassem Soleimani was allegedly severely injured in Syria.: MFS-TON
Any volunteers for peace talks with ISIS?: Iain Martin
Ted Cruz's Favorite Rabbi: Betsy Woodruff

Tet, Take Two – Islam’s 2016 European Offensive : Matt Bracken
Sweden: 'No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without a Gun': Ingrid Carlqvist
Economist Concludes Refugees Will Ultimately Cost Germany €900 Billion: Mish

U.S. Refugees and Terrorism – Minneapolis Edition: Treehouse
A Twinge That Could Stop a Catastrophe: Counter Jihad Report
Source: ISIS cut off ears of 70 of its elements in Nineveh: Abdelhak Mamoun

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Will the answer to public cloud be Google?: Robert Stroud
Wal-Mart’s Online Shopping Experience Was Miserable On Thanksgiving: Peter Mondrose
Amazon reveals new delivery drone design with range of 15 miles: Taylor Soper


Post-Thanksgiving Jedi Moves: MOTUS
Ducka Ducka Ducka: Sondrakistan
Kobe Bryant to retire after this season: ESPN

Image: Obama Thought the ‘Power of His Personality’ Would Change Jihadists’ Behavior
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: #GuardianOfTheConstitution: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "[Former Rep. Pete] Hoekstra argued that the U.S. has lost Libya and northern Africa, which has fueled the crisis in Syria and Iraq... “We’ve dug a hole deeper rather than making progress,” he said.

Hoekstra criticized President Obama for believing the “power of his personality” would bring peace to the Middle East.

“This president, as he did in Egypt, as he’s done in Iran, as he’s done in Syria, has decided that in America’s best interest he believes he can manage, work with, but most importantly he believed that because of the power of his personality the radical jihadist movement would fundamentally change their view of America and change their behavior,” he said [citing] a quote from Obama in November 2007 during his first run for president.

“I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, not only the country looks at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently,” Obama said at the time. “If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also understand their point of view.”" --Nicholas Ballasy

Sunday, November 29, 2015

INTERESTING: A Carly Fiorina Story from the Harvard Business Review

Happened to be perusing an article in HBR on how companies engage employees (you can probably guess the punchline: there is no single formula for success) and I spotted this interesting tale regarding GOP establishment favorite Carly Fiorina:

It takes years to build a strong purpose- and values-driven high commitment, high performance culture. It cannot be done with a simple training program. Every policy and practice has to be evaluated in the context of espoused purpose and values. Culture is, however, very fragile. A few decisions and behaviors by top management or leaders of key businesses or operating units can undermine decades of culture building.

Consider what happened to HP...

Waco Biker Injustice

By Candy Chand

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." --Martin Luther King

It's been almost six months, and the Waco indictments are just rolling in. So much for swift justice. Or the freedom to assemble.

But do American's really care about the 1st and 6th Amendments, when those fought-and-died-for rights pertain to bikers?

On May 17, 2015, numerous motorcycle groups met in Waco, Texas for a Confederation of Club's joint meeting. Scheduled at a Twin Peaks restaurant, they set out to discuss laws, mutual rules, and common ground. It would be hard to anticipate that lunch with fellow bikers (which included a mix of 1 percenter outlaw, U.S. Veteran and Christian groups) would turn into bloody mayhem.

Only the Free Market, not Forced Wealth Redistribution, Eradicates Poverty and Builds Wealth

By Richard Larsen

America was was intended to be a “shining city on a hill” of freedom, individual liberty, and unlimited opportunity. She was never intended to be a socialist state. Socialistic egalitarianism is strikingly antithetical to the American paradigm.

Founded in individual liberty, America has always been the one nation under heaven where equality of opportunity has taken precedence over equality of outcome. The whole concept of the “American Dream” is based on the individual freedom to become, to achieve, to build, sell, and succeed. This requires individual freedom (which is diminished proportionate to expanded governmental power), and a free market economy (not centralized planning, or government control over the means of production). Consequently, socialism in any of its iterations (communism, national socialism, fascism, and democratic-socialism) is philosophically, morally, and pragmatically, contrary to the principles upon which the republic was founded. Consequently, it is deductively anti-American.

THOUGHTFUL: Saudi King Gives Obama Replica of Mecca Clock Tower Built by the Bin Laden Group

By Daniel Greenfield

What do you get the politician who has everything?

The Saudis have some thoughts on what to get that hard-to-shop for world leader.

How about a "48-inch gold-plated brass replica of the Makkah Clock Tower on marble base”. With falling oil prices, the Saudis were too cheap to make it solid gold. 

Larwyn's Linx: Obama Has Just Begun

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Obama Has Just Begun: Victor Davis Hanson
It's Time to Call Out Black Racism: Daniel Greenfield
Number of migrants illegally crossing Rio Grande sharply rises: Julia Preston

The Mosque on the Hill: The Z Man
Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman: GWP
Is it racist to oppose rapid entry of 25,000 migrants from Syria?: Howard Rotberg

The Solution We Do Not Want: The Iron Legion
Hillary’s Insane Claim Regarding Muslims: MB
Amnesty/Abortion Backer Hits Trump for Not Being Conservative: Daniel Greenfield

Must. Keep. Splitter. Viable. Karl Rove Gives Assist To Fading Ben Carson: Treehouse
Kleck: Magazine Size Limits Have No Effect On Mass Shootings: Bob Owens
5 Devastating Facts About Black-on-Black Crime: Jerome Hudson

GOPe Plays Shell Game With ObamaCare: “Let's Prop Up Rubio Edition”: Treehouse
Why Ted Cruz Is the Right Guy at the Right Time: Sonya Sasser
Iowa Pastors Grill Marco Rubio over Gay Marriage Duplicity: Michelle Fields


The Department of Agriculture Is a Welfare Scam: Dan Mitchell
Why Silicon Valley is heading right: Abby W. Schachter
An endorsement for #BlackLivesMatter to shut down all commerce in all cities: Jazz Shaw

Scandal Central

How did the FBI manage to “lose” Sharyl Attkisson’s file?: Jazz Shaw
Failing Upward at the VA: WeaponsMan
Another Negligent Fed, Another Murder Victim: WeaponsMan

Climate & Energy

Big Climate Agenda in Paris: What to Expect: Elephant
CIA: We Should Not Bomb Certain ISIS Targets Because it May Harm Environment: Justin Holcomb
We Don't Need No Stinking Giant Mirrors: SDA


Why I Support Donald Trump’s Campaign – And It’s Probably Not What You Think: Treehouse (7/15)
Good for New York Post on this headline: Gretawire
We should definitely challenge Ted Cruz’s citizenship if he is elected president: Jazz Shaw

“That’s Not Who We Are”—Sez Who?: John Derbyshire
Another Palestinian Attack, Another NY Times Whitewash: CAMERA
Radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary put back in jail for breaching his bail: The Journal.ie


Calais First Hand: Gun Free Zone
France’s ambassador to US: Paris jihad terrorists first hit “Jews,” then “ordinary citizens”: Robert Spencer
Swedish village descends into open warfare as citizens fight back against Muslim invaders: Creeping

Guess how many Syrian refugees Persian Gulf Muslim states have accepted: Unyielding
Mr. President: If I am killed by Muslim terrorists in Israel, will you know my name?: Shmais
China Begins Military Colonization Of Africa With First Ever Overseas Army Base At Key Oil Chokepoint: ZH

Unwelcoming? Because No One Wants More of This?!: Baron Bodissey
World Health Organisation: HIV In Europe At All Time High... Migrant 'High Risk': Breitbart
There are 70,000 moderate opposition fighters in Syria. Here’s what we know about them: Charles Lister

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Bitcoin Universe Explained: Jeff Desjardins
New startup aims to transfer people's consciousness into artificial bodies so they can live forever: Rob Thubron
Reverse-Engineering a Nerf Blaster: Every Day No Days Off


Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover: DailyWire
Special Event Toilet: iOTWreport
#Black Holes Matter: First Principle: MOTUS

Image: "I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio"
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: #GuardianOfTheConstitution: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "When asked a few years ago to pick which department in Washington most deserved to be eliminated, I chose the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

And HUD unquestionably is a cesspool of waste, so it certainly should be shuttered.

But the more I read about the bizarre handouts and subsidies showered on big agribusiness producers by the Department of Agriculture, the more I think there’s a very compelling argument that it should be at top of my list.

Indeed, these giveaways are so disgusting and corrupt that not only should the department be abolished, but the headquarters should be razed and then the ground should be covered by a foot of salt to make sure nothing ever springs back to life." --Dan Mitchell