Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Larwyn's Linx: Straws in the Wind

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Straws in the Wind: Rahe
Exclusive: TX county fakes crime stats to make border appear safe: PJM
Labor leader describes Occupy movement's Communist goals: RSM

It's Not 2008 Anymore: Driscoll
Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois: DC
Unexpected guest drops by White House press briefing: Hot Air

MN Democrat urged to resign after admitting to underage sex: JWF
Conservatives Push for Todd Akin to Quit MO Senate Race: AmPow
Romney Is Flush With Cash, Poised For Stretch Run: Power Line


Obama's Outstanding Non-Recovery: NewAm
How Obama Economically Crushed the Gulf: Vitter
Rural Utility Stimulus a Bomb, A Net Drag on Employment: MagNote

Nobel Economists Back Mitt Romney's Plan: USN&WR
Paul Krugman vs. Math: Manatees
Stimulus-backed battery-makers fall to foreign competitors: Trib

Scandal Central

5 Reasons Stephanie Cutter is Obama's Worst Press Person: Beacon
No Horses But Detroit Pays Horseshoer More Than $56,000 in Salary and Benefits: Blaze
SEIU Denies Link Between $100K Donation To Illinois Speaker, Killing Pension Reform: LUR

Climate & Energy

The Past Future Tense: Belmont Club
US record lows outpace record highs 127 to 4 this weekend: Watts
Wonderful: President Obama's still pushing expensive, inefficient wind energy: Elephant


Obama calls Marco Rubio "boy": Althouse
Dumb and Dumber: Biden to Appear With Al Franken: JWF
Dispatches from the Anthropologist-American Community: Driscoll

Mark Halperin Admits the Media are Helping Obama on Romney Tax Return Issue: AIM
Boston Globe Calls for Biden to Apologize for “Chains” Remark: AIM
Christine O’Donnell Accused of Trying to Steal Occupy vs. the Tea Party Show: Blaze

Anti-Obama movie beats Batman, Bourne: Exam
Minnesota Democrat reportedly had sexual encounter with 17 year old boy at rest stop – media silent: FAM
Dream Team: The 10 Best Conservative Columnists: PJM


Egyptian Tears Up the Quran on Camera: Nonie Darwish
Obama Funding $1 Billion in Infrastructure Projects…in Hamas-run Gaza : Creeping
Anti-Terror Exercises Planned for D.C. Skies: Beacon


Net Neutrality Group: AT&T Violating FCC Rules With FaceTime Data Plan Requirements: MacRumors
The one big thing that newspaper visionaries didn’t foresee: GigaOm
32 laws of the tweet: The simple social network gets very very complex (for developers): VenBeat


Things Toure Thinks Are Racist: iOTW
It’s not the Quantity, it’s the Equality: MOTUS
Original Tuskegee airman Hickman dies at 88: ArmyTimes

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QOTD: "On July 27, 2000, a first-term Congressman from Wisconsin signed his name to the Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. The 30-year-old legislator didn't have much company. Of 435 Members of the House, only 12 were willing to join Paul Ryan in sponsoring a bill to reduce the taxpayer risks at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Eight years later to the day, a federal bailout of the two mortgage giants was on its way to the desk of President George W. Bush. Almost $190 billion in taxpayer financing later, the toxic twins of the housing crisis maintain their massive role in mortgage finance...

"In order to maintain double-digit growth," noted Mr. Ryan at a 2000 Congressional hearing, "Fannie Mae will have to take on more and more risk" in order to "increase profitability to shareholders." He added, "This is not a mission of public policy."" --The Wall Street Journal

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