Monday, May 12, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: The Day Obama’s Presidency Died

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The Day Obama’s Presidency Died: Richard Fernendez
Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny: Victor Davis Hanson
Maybe Harry Reid Needs to Rest in a Quiet Place: LI

DHS Emails Reveal U.S. May Have Terrorist “Hands Off” List: JW
The Democrats have become Benghazi deniers: Rich Lowry
Wis. prosecutors abuse the law for partisan ends: George Will

The Folly of Comprehensive Immigration Reform: William Chip
HHS mandate hostile to the three pillars of civil society: Paul Rondeau
Awesome: 24 things you must have an ID to purchase: YC

Tea Party Alive And Well – And Influencing Blacks: Star Parker
To serve and protect–themselves: Cold Fury
Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon: Idaho Statesman


The Last Communist City: Michael J. Totten
Cameron, Confiscation, And "What's Yours Ain't Yours!": ZH
Six Conundrums: C&S

Scandal Central

Ex-CIA contractor: “It was weapons running in Benghazi”: RadioPatriot
Ten IRS Scandal Excuses That Are Now Completely Discredited: Patrick Howley
Boehner Rules Out Using Congressional Powers To Arrest Lois Lerner For Contempt: DC

Climate & Energy

Life in the Expedited Lane: Mark Steyn
Montana: Another fish threatens farmers: DTG
Global warming news: Mother's Day snowstorm clobbers Colorado: Marathon


Bloomberg Writer: Black Republicans Are a 'Lower' Group: Breitbart
Who is not a journalist?: Althouse
The 5 Worst Places online to get firearms advice: GunNuts

Watch: Clift's Unreal Comments About Amb.Stevens and Benghazi: Caleb Howe
Tammy Schools Liberal On Democrat Panic & Cowardice Over Benghazi Comm: Bruce
The 5 gun websites I read every day: Gun Nuts

I Was an Israeli Spy: Roger L. Simon
FSU Linebacker on Media Hypocrisy: GWP
LAT Buries the Lede: CA Rail Authority Tried to Intimidate Consultants to Hide $1B Cost Overrun: NB


#BringBackOurBalls: Mark Steyn
No Fear of Hashtags: Boko Haram Maniacs Kidnap More Children, Kill Villagers: JWF
Head teachers raise 'serious concerns' over Islamic school take-over: Telegraph

90% of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls are Christians; jihadists released Muslim girls: JihadWatch
Michelle gives Weekly Address on kidnapped girls: no mention of Boko Haram or Islam: GWP
“Extremely serious” threat shuts US embassy in Yemen indefinitely: Hot Air

Stop making excuses for Islamist extremist monsters: Ralph Peters
Egyptian Pop Star to Sing ‘I Hate Israel’ at Music Festival with Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake: Algemeiner
Registration leads to confiscation: Walls of the City (2010)

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

California lawmakers greenlight mobile killswitch bill: Register
More Websites Call Out Google On Their Adsense Decision Against Weasel Zippers: WZ
Report: FCC to Remove "Fast Lanes" From Net Neutrality Proposal: Gizmodo


11 Most Badass Things Trey Gowdy Has Ever Said: Becca Lower
Transforming to a Transvestite: A Eurovision Winner Only a Mother Could Love: MOTUS
Hancock Tower’s Tilting Window Escalates Chicago’s Freaky Skyscraper Window Arms Race: Consumerist

Image: Tornadoes Threaten 5 States, Snowplows Deployed in Denver
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate

QOTD: "Cuba was one of the world’s richest countries before Castro destroyed it—and the wealth wasn’t just in the hands of a tiny elite. “Contrary to the myth spread by the revolution,” wrote Alfred Cuzan, a professor of political science at the University of West Florida, “Cuba’s wealth before 1959 was not the purview of a privileged few. . . . Cuban society was as much of a middle-class society as Argentina and Chile.” In 1958, Cuba had a higher per-capita income than much of Europe. “More Americans lived in Cuba prior to Castro than Cubans lived in the United States,” Cuban exile Humberto Fontova, author of a series of books about Castro and Guevara, tells me. “This was at a time when Cubans were perfectly free to leave the country with all their property. In the 1940s and 1950s, my parents could get a visa for the United States just by asking. They visited the United States and voluntarily returned to Cuba. More Cubans vacationed in the U.S. in 1955 than Americans vacationed in Cuba. Americans considered Cuba a tourist playground, but even more Cubans considered the U.S. a tourist playground.” Havana was home to a lot of that prosperity, as is evident in the extraordinary classical European architecture that still fills the city. Poor nations do not—cannot—build such grand or elegant cities.

But rather than raise the poor up, Castro and Guevara shoved the rich and the middle class down. The result was collapse. “Between 1960 and 1976,” Cuzan says, “Cuba’s per capita GNP in constant dollars declined at an average annual rate of almost half a percent. The country thus has the tragic distinction of being the only one in Latin America to have experienced a drop in living standards over the period.”" --Michael J. Totten

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