Friday, June 21, 2013

Larwyn's Linx: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Just Might Save America

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Just Might Save America: Bryan Preston
That New Senate Agreement on Border Security? It’s a Fraud: Bryan Preston
We Elected Liars Like Bob Corker: Daniel Horowitz

When Untruth Undermines Democracy: Victor Davis Hanson
DHS Abandons Amnesty Background Checks: David Inserra, Foundry
Disaster: Massive Immigration Scam Exposed: M. Stanton Evans

Sen. Mike Lee: 'Banana Republic Quality' to Reid's Actions: Matthew Boyle
Obamacare’s Death Panels Will be Implemented in Two Years: Steven Ertelt
States Give Feds Trolling Rights to DMV Facial Databases: AxXiom


House Rejects Food Stamp (and Farm) Bill: Rachael Slobodien, Foundry
Zuckerberg Replies To Facebook Commenters on Amnesty: TechCrunch
Celebrates Farm Bill Failure in the House: Jackie Bodnar

Feds to ‘redesign’ public schools as Obama attacks Catholic education: EAG
Marxist Union Aims to Punish GOP Over “Immigration” Issue: Trevor Loudon
Why do Liberals Ignore Texas’ Success?: Bryan Preston

Scandal Central

The Benghazi scandal: lacking the guts to try: James S. Robbins, Rare
Exit the IRS stage left: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Rare
Cincinnati IRS Office Let Union Group Escape Tax Exempt Scrutiny: WZ

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant: Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans: Michael Hastings, BuzzFeed
Holder: Rosen warrant needed probable cause to launch leak probe: Jordy Yager

Climate & Energy

Obama Planning Massive Crackdown on Electricity Generation: MB
Perhaps The Dumbest Thing You’ll See This Year From Progressive Climate Cultists: Stephen Kruiser
EPA: ‘Nah, We Don’t Need To Double Check Findings On This Fracking Study’: Stephen Kruiser


Mark Levin launches into fantastic monologue after watching BillO endorse unfinished immigration bill: Scoop
The Young Democrats Of Louisiana Respond To Elbert Guillory…: HayRide
Manchin; I come to bury him: This Ain't Hell

Hope, Fear, and Michael Hastings: Robert Stacy McCain
Michael Hastings Was ‘Paranoid’ About FBI Before Fatal Crash: Robert Stacy McCain
Bill O’Reilly Supports Gang of Eight Bill; Laura Ingraham Tears Him Apart: TPNN

Sen. Ted Cruz: Immigration Bill Is a ‘Disaster’ and Americans Are Being Sold a ‘Crock’: Tatler
A Challenge to Young Obama Supporters: Jonah Goldberg
Former NSA Whistleblower, Blows the Whistle Again: Obama Wiretapped Judges, Lawyers: Jason Howerton


China’s Fighters, Drone Look Like U.S. Aircraft: Brendan McGarry, DefenseTech
So That Obama Berlin Speech Was Pretty Embarrassing, Huh?: Ace
CAIR Wants Florida Professor Fired For Criticizing Islam: WZ


The US Uses Vulnerability Data for Offensive Purposes: Bruce Schneier
Microsoft Xbox: The damage has been done: Fortune
CSI: Atlanta? No, It's Phone Fingerprinting: Tim Wilson, Dark Reading


You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, if the Old Dog is Vin Scully: Stephanie Joyce, ViralRead
Helluva Week: Sondrakistan
San Francisco's 'landlords from hell' plead guilty to felonies: Fox

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QOTD: "I find it repugnant to the system of government under which we are supposed to be operating. I find it even repugnant to Article 6 of the Constitution which makes it clear that there’s one kind of Constitutional Amendment that is never appropriate.

You can’t amend the Constitution to deny any state its equal representation in the Senate. And if at any moment we end up with a situation in which we have second-class Senators, Senators that may commit and propose for debate and discussion and a vote on an amendment, and if we have to go to the Majority Leader and say, ‘Mother, may I?’ then perhaps we have something. Perhaps we have lost the environment in which each of the states were supposed to receive equal representation.

It also seems to me to take on a certain character, a certain banana republic quality that we’re asked to vote on legislation--in many circumstances, just hours or even minutes after we have received it. We take on a certain rubber stamp quality when we do that. I remember a few months ago, in connection with the fiscal cliff debate, as we approached the fiscal cliff on New Year’s Eve, we were told by our respective leaders, "just wait, something’s coming. Go back to your offices, watch your televisions, play with your toys, do whatever it is that you do but be good senators, run along and stay out of trouble. We’re taking care of this. We’ll send you legislation as soon as we’re ready." --Sen. Mike Lee


Trialdog said...

Cruz and Paul have to save America from the republican leadership. Scandal after scandal after scandal rock Washington and the public is concerned. The public wants investigations and hearings. They don't like being lied to and spied on.
So, the republican leadership responds by attacking its own members over "immigration reform." Rather than focus on scandals that concern the public, the party begins a war on itself.
The republican leadership has no strategy, no plan, no coordination, and no discipline. It is utterly tone deaf and completely useless to me.
This is so simple. One unified voice. "No 'immigration reform' until we have border security. That's what the people want and expect. Now, let's discuss Benghazi, wiretapping, DOJ indictments of the press, spying on reporters, the IRS, etc., etc., etc.. Because we cannot get to governing the country until we are running a clean government and the people demand answers." Like a broken record, at every press conference, on every talk show, in every interview, in every ad this needs to be repeated over and over. God, why is this left to me? I have a job. Gotta go.

Anonymous said...

Dear Senator Mike,

The next time you get a last-minute bill and are asked to vote on it without adequate time to review it, just vote NO.

How hard is that?