Thursday, August 02, 2012

Larwyn's Linx: The ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Dialectic and the Darkness of Collective Punishment

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‘You Didn’t Build That’ and the Darkness of Collective Punishment: Oleg
Rahm Emanuel, Chick-fil-A, and the easy slide into fascism: Morrissey
Owner: Chick-Fil-A set a new world sales record today: Hot Air

100 days is a long time: Hanson
Like Demagoguery, Only Dumber: Power Line
Obama’s October Surprise May Be His Ugliest Action Yet: CFP

Obama's Signature Move: Unsealing Private Records: Coulter
Zero-Free Zone – Public Schools to award half-credit for cheating: Todd
Obamacare’s Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY: Foundry


Markets are Broken: P&F
Another city in Cali files for bankruptcy: GayPatriot
Harkin: you need birth control pills because you PMS: NakedDC

Palin slams Warren's Marxist, redistributionist ideas: Breitbart
$4B Tax Hike Set to Shake Down States with No Income Tax: ATR
The U.S. Postal Service and the Constitution: Cato

Climate & Energy

Hey, Gas Prices Ticking Up (Unexpectedly): Wizbang
Obama regulations kill Ohio coal mine, hundreds of jobs wiped out: Events
Federal Government Sues to Gain Control of Southern State’s Water Supply: GWP


The Most Important Press Conference Ever Held at Any Time in U.S. History: Part I: NoisyRm
Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues: MRC
Jon Lovitz has second thoughts about calling himself ‘liberal’: Twitchy

George Will, Wrong Again: Kuznicki
Twitter does something really, really, really stupid - will they fix it?: BoingBoing
Can you do journalism on Twitter?: Scripting

@BarackObama: Why Did You Remove The Red State/Blue State Image?: Jawa
Newsweek vs Chick-Fil-A Barack Obama & Democrats choose…Poorly: DTG
Would-Be Internet ***Star!!!*** Seeks To Document Hatred & Stupidity; Succeeds: Ace


Britain: Muslim Polygamists to Get More Welfare Benefits: Gatestone
Obama authorizes secret support for Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda rebels in Syria: JihadWatch
Hizballah TV App Removed by Apple, Google: IPT

US warns Israel not to 'overplay its hand' on Iran : Matzav
A Kink in our Armor – US Electrical Grids in Danger: Get SHIELD HR668 Moving: MagNote
Obama Speaks With Turkey's PM While Holding Baseball Bat: WZ


Dropbox confirms hack, announces 2-factor authentication: NetSec
Amazon Lockers make a quiet debut in Silicon Valley: GeekWire
Missile Defense Staff Warned to Stop Surfing Porn Sites: Bloomberg


Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day – A Light-Hearted Tribute: Koch's Tour
FORWARD. at last; FORWARD. at last. Thank God almighty, we’re going FORWARD. At last!: MOTUS
After record sales, Chick-Fil-A denounces Islam, MSNBC and the Prius: AWD

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QOTD: "Now, neither Emanuel nor Menino can legally bar Chick-fil-A from their cities. But this attitude — that businesses are worthy of government bans simply for failing to tow the liberal line — now infuses the Democratic Party. It’s why President Obama’s allies at Media Matters consistently team up with him to launch devastating boycotts against conservative business people. It’s why those public relations assaults are invariably well coordinated with government actors who suggest that force of law be used to punish those conservative business people.

This is the difference between free speech and fascism. It’s one thing for people to choose not to engage in business with people with whom they disagree. That’s often nasty and extreme, but it’s certainly within First Amendment territory. It’s another thing entirely for the government to step in to punish people who disagree with liberal policies, simply because they disagree with liberal policies. That’s fascistic. It’s deeply dangerous. And it’s becoming the ugly new attitude of the Democratic Party elite." --Ben Shapiro

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