Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ted Cruz’s New Book Blisters Mitch McConnell and Other Members of the RINO Surrender Caucus

Wherein I highlight some of the key findings of Ted Cruz's new book, starting with MSNBC, which I read so you don't have to subject yourself to the filmy and unhygienic commentary.

“During my time in the Senate, I’ve been amazed how many senators pose one way in public — as fiscal conservatives or staunch tea party supporters — and then in private do little or nothing to advance those principles,” Cruz says in his new book, “A Time for Truth.”

... The Texas senator titled the first chapter of his book “Mendacity,” and spends its pages cataloging the ways Senate Republicans betrayed him and the conservative movement he stands for.

“[O]ne particular Politico reporter often seems like he is Mitch McConnell’s press secretary; nearly every attack from leadership gets echoed and amplified in his stories.”

... The chapter casts Mitch McConnell as its chief villain, accusing the Senate Majority Leader of cowering in fights over the debt ceiling and Obamacare, too afraid of bad headlines from the liberal media to stand up for conservative principles. But McConnell isn’t portrayed as merely a coward — he’s also a tyrant, who threatens Cruz with media smears and withheld funding unless he, too, capitulates to the liberal agenda.

“The Republican leadership’s attacks are amplified and made more effective by using friendly media outlets,” Cruz wrote. “When leadership is displeased, they place hit pieces with journalists only too happy to cooperate. Indeed, so much so that one particular Politico reporter often seems like he is Mitch McConnell’s press secretary; nearly every attack from leadership gets echoed and amplified in his stories.”

Union Bosses Simply Love the Obama NLRB’s New Rules Allowing Ambush Elections

By Labor Union Report

It has been barely over two months since the National Labor Relations Board enacted its controversial new rules to speed up union recognition elections and, already, union organizers appear thrilled with the progress.

Dubbed the NLRB’s “ambush-election rules,” the new rules went into effect on April 14th and are primarily designed to shorten union recognition elections from a then-median time of 38 days down to as little as 14.

The purpose, of course, is to give employers as little time as possible to respond to union organizing.

“Delay hurts,” says Kate Bronfenbrenner of the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, “because they [employers] can fire one more worker, or engage in five more captive-audience meetings or three more supervisor one-on-ones per person.”

It was Bronfenbrenner, the Director of Labor Education Research at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a former union organizer and long-time union advocate, whose flawed studies have been used in pr-union propaganda to first, attempt to effectively eliminate secret-ballot elections through card-check legislation then, later, to argue for the so-called ambush election rule.

Nothing to see here. Nothing at all. Just move along, Jake Tapper

Relayed by James:

Uhm, because it's Hillary Flippin' Clinton?

Or maybe the State Department's search function got copied over to her secret email server, but there was no hard drive installed, so it disappeared into the ether?

Or, because it's Hillary Flippin' Clinton?

Comments o’ the day, spotted at – of all places – The New York Times

Looks like even the denizens of the fever swamp have had enough of old Granny Catlady (e.g., "Benghazi Emails Put Focus on Hillary Clinton’s Encouragement of Adviser") as every day seems to bring new and scathing revelations of corruption and poor judgment. Some of the more upvoted comments are, in fact, quite derogatory of the Godmother.

Robert Dana NY 11937
I don't care for Mrs. Clinton. She is untruthful and extremely overrated. Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer.

But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing. It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism. The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better. They know what's good for the masses. The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.

Almost every major action and policy initiative by Obama was based on a lie. Obamacare, the release of Bowe Bergdahl (or should I say the closing of GITMO), an "evolving" opinion on gay marriage, Al Qaeda being on the run precisely when an emabassy was sacked in Northern Africa, a withdraw from Iraq without consequences, an incipient ISIS characterized as the "JV", an effective deal with Iran on its nuclear program. I could go on and on.

Add to that a compliant media, and uneducated electorate and you have a perfect storm for disaster.

Dems better find an ethical, honest person or there may be a big surprise come November 2016. There are millions of people who will not give their vote for this broke, incompetent liar.

jmr belmont
She is, for those of us old enough to remember, the reincarnation of Nixon with the bound transcripts of the WH taping system. The very act of having her own private email SERVER whilst she was SOS stinks to high heaven. And then being allowed to prepare by herself and her hand-picked staff, which emails to print onto paper...so Nixonian. These are public records, not here. She is a thoroughly and completely dishonest, disagreeable person, just like Nixon.

Larwyn's Linx: Hillary Clinton, Get This, Edited the Emails She Turned Over to the State Department

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Hillary Clinton, Get This, Edited the Emails She Turned Over to State: Ace
It Was Always About The Christians: The Z Man
Slave or Rebel? 10 Principles for Standing Up to Tyranny: John W. Whitehead

OPM and Obama's Politicization of the Federal Bureaucracy: Jim Geraghty
The Wildfire Burns: Erick Erickson
Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches: Lee Cary

Supreme Court Disasters: Thomas Sowell
John Roberts, Intimidated by the Left?: Carl M. Cannon
Jeb Bush Calls Southerners and the Confederate Flag ‘Racist’: Publius

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America: Dennis Prager
Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No Matter What SCOTUS Says: Matt Walsh
Same-sex marriage is only the beginning: Cal Thomas

The United States Of Calvinball. It's Time The Right Got In The Game.: Ace
President Obama Sends Out Email Calling For New Gun Control Measures: GSL
Illinois 24 hours away from government shutdown: Marathon


The Greek Crisis: Too Little Democracy, Too Much Bureaucracy: John Fund
Great Graphic: IMF and Sovereign Exposures to Greece: Marc to Market
Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Scandal Central

Oh Weird: The IRS Deleted 422 Backup Tapes With Lerner Emails: ATR
White House Blocking Release of Clinton/Obama Phone Call During Benghazi Attack: Treehouse
Newly Released Documents Confirm White House Officials Set Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Response: JW

Climate & Energy

Lawless, Politically-Rotten Supreme Court Randomly Rules that Obama's EPA Rule is "Unconstitutional": Ace


Media Outlets Kept This SCOTUS Decision Quiet: Sara Noble
Did the Gay Marriage Ruling Just Legalize Concealed Carry Nationwide? Legal Experts Weigh In: Benny Johnson
I Am Now a Blogger For Hire…: Glob

Reality Is Now Discretionary: Peter Kirsanow
Non-White Politicians Are Running for President and Liberals Can’t Stand It: Andrew Stiles
Όχι: Andrew Stuttaford

NBC Hack Savannah Guthrie Asks Ted Cruz If He Opposes Interracial Marriage: WZ
Why the College Board's New Standards Would Make Teaching History Even Worse: Kevin Gutzman
Terrell Owens Has Some Advice for Social Conservatives: Leon H. Wolf


Khamenei's 'Red Lines' Speech: MEMRI
Obama’s secret message to Iran ahead of Vienna talks: MEHR News Agency
Longtime Obama Official Rewrites Bush's Letter on Israel: Rafeal Medoff

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Could this new Google Techology lead to a new Era of Mankind?: The Spirit Science
The Automobile as We Know It Is Dead: Rob Enderle
Forrester Picks Social Depth Platform Leaders: Virginia Backaitis


Charleston, SC & Detroit, MI: Compare and Contrast: MOTUS
Democrats 2016 -- 'THE YOUTH PARTY?' It's their SAME OLD SONG!: Obiter Dictum
PhotoShop Dump: Sondrakistan

Image: How Escaped Killers Richard Matt, David Sweat Were Caught
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QOTD: "If the establishment press treated Richard Nixon’s missing audio the way they are treating the destruction of emails by the Obama IRS, Nixon would have served a full eight years as President." --Grover Norquist

Monday, June 29, 2015

THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: State Dept. Ejects, Threatens Journalist Covering Iran Nuke Talks

By The Tower

The State Department today refused to allow a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon to attend a press briefing given by lead negotiator Wendy Sherman and threatened to call security to have him removed. The Free Beacon reported:

Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. …

Melissa Turley, a State Department official, approached a Free Beacon reporter and demanded that he leave the room...

“You have a press pass from the [European Union], not from me,” Turley said, after being informed that the Free Beacon was officially credentialed to cover the event.

Both Turley and a second State Department colleague threatened to call “security” to remove the reporter.

The Free Beacon cited Western observers at the talks who attributed the State Department’s behavior “to jitters over media coverage revealing a still growing list of concessions being made to Iran by the Obama administration.” Such concessions include the administration’s reported willingness to allow Iran to limit inspections of military sites, which many experts consider a necessary element of verifying that Iran’s nuclear program is strictly civilian.

Read more at The Tower

NETWORK SPYING: This is really weird. And not in a good way weird.

So last month I was hacking together some software tools as a side project to make it easier for some folks I work with to compare Excel spreadsheets. For the techies reading along, it's some HTML 5 and jQuery, jQueryUI and Backbone that does everything in the browser. It handles all of the weird, one-off spreadsheets that have extra columns added, superfluous columns, etc. so you can quickly determine month-over-month what's changed.

Anyhow, the URL for the web page was completely private. It was never published anywhere. It couldn't be reached unless someone knew the URL.

Two people knew the URL; myself and a co-worker who tested the tool during the second half of May. Now check out who visited the page, courtesy of Google Analytics (the two redactions are my host networks) a couple of weeks after I launched the page.

I'm guessing that list represents the DOD, German intelligence, a European intelligence agency (likely the GCHQ, the UK's version of the NSA), China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), Korean intelligence, Japanese intelligence, Saudi intelligence and several others.

The question is how?

Let's back up the tracking to the first 24 hours the site was operating with Google Analytics. The very first external visitor was Google, which makes sense because I installed Google Analytics to track usage of the page.

Less than 24 hours later, the visitors looked like this:

Larwyn's Linx: Ayatollah Roberts and His Sharia Council

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Ayatollah Roberts and His Sharia Council: Kevin D. Williamson
Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”: LI
Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk: LI

Will Democrats Apologize for Slavery and Segregation?: Jeffrey Lord
The Top Five Most Racist Presidents: Renee Nal
Obama's Casual Slander of American Christians: Mark Hemingway

Hillary Clinton tickets given out free after they don’t sell: FAM
Why Does John Kasich Keep Lying About Obamacare?: Jason Hart
Al Gore: ‘Too Early’ To Back Hillary Clinton: iOTWreport

America – It’s Time To Go On Offense: Russ Hepler
If Dems Don’t Compromise On Gun Reciprocity, They Could Lose Big: Bob Owens
NYC Elected Officials Attend Meeting with Anti-Semitic Minister Louis Farrakhan: JPupdates

Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America: John Ruberry
ISIS marks gay marriage ruling by throwing 4 gay men off a roof: Robert Spencer
Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk: LI


Ignoring Tsipras Plea For Calm, Greeks Storm ATMs, Stores, Gas Stations: ZH
What a Grexit Could Mean For the Euro: Walter Russell Mead
Everything to Know About Greece’s Economic Crisis: Geoffrey Smith

Scandal Central

Trey Gowdy Says He May Call On ‘Recalcitrant’ John Kerry To Testify About Hillary’s Emails: Chuck Ross
ATF’s Left Hand Doesn’t Know What Its Right Hand is Doing: David Codrea
Boehner Got $5M, Ryan $2M, McConnell $9M – Any Doubt Why TPA Passed?: Rick Wells


Stay Classy, Gays! Priest Walking By NYC Pride Parade GETS SPIT ON!: Sooper
The Washington Free Beacon inadvertently narcs out school pepper smuggling rings.: Moe Lane
Ted Cruz Shows How to Handle Moonbats Who Exploit Tragedies: MB

‘Nobody is more read for Hillary than the mainstream media’: Ted Cruz strikes at the ‘docile’ press: Scoop
Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win: Nicholas Ballasy
Obergefell and the roadmap to drive Christianity from the public square: RS


Witness to French terror attack: I'm moving to Israel: Hayom
Turks break up gay pride parade with rubber bullets and water cannons: Marathon
Desmond Tutu: Once a hero, now forlorn anti-Israel loser: Michael Curtis

Islamic State uses US-made anti-tank missiles in Hasakah offensive: Caleb Weiss
ISIS and the Lonely Young American: Rukmini Callimachi, NYT
Unhappy anniversary: Islamic State calls for violence on first birthday: Marathon

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

EPA Administrator Says Over Half of Americans are Not ‘Normal Human Beings’: Frank Camp
Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?: Mike Elgan
Israeli Computer Expert Works to Simplify Cyber Security: Maayan Jaffe


Why Four Justices Were Against the Supreme Court's Huge Gay-Marriage Decision: NatlJrnl
Greece: At Least It’s Not Detroit: MOTUS
NASA'S Put Space Shuttle Wreckage Into This Heartbreaking Exhibition: Attila Nagy

Image: Ayatollah Roberts and His Sharia Council

QOTD: "Based on the research Coulter conducted, she concluded that a legal fix is not going to improve the immigration system.

“The entire thing has to be shut down. No more immigration for 10 years. We get our books in order. We assimilate the ones already here. Build a fence. Repeal anchor babies and then we start up with the pre-1970 immigration policies,” Coulter said.

“It’s not just Obama; Bush was the same way. Bush didn’t enforce it, either. The entire immigration bureaucracy is corrupt. It is run by and staffed by left-wingers who hate America who in other times would have been fighting with revolutionaries in Latin America and getting themselves arrested. Now they punish Americans here at home. They say we are racist, sexist, imperialistic, greedy, they want to transform America because they hate America,” she added.

Coulter told PJ Media that Republicans can win in 2016 without substantial support from the Hispanic community." --Nicholas Ballasy

Sunday, June 28, 2015


I actually wrote a note to my contacts at the RNC (including Reince, who I'm 99 percent sure doesn't know me from Adam) which reads as follows:

Please check this story out. Consider what it means to many Americans. Until there is some legitimate effort to embrace the conservative base, the Republican Party stands no chance of winning the presidential election in 2016.

"Question: If John Boehner Was a Democratic Plant, What Would He Be Doing Differently?," by Jim Hoft

As a side note, you do realize that Jeb Bush has zero chance in a general election? Or has the Bush brand name secretly been repaired when I wasn't looking? Any cash you direct to Jeb!™ would be better invested by dousing it in gasoline and then applying a lit sparkler.

Best, Doug

For the rest of America, there's this:

Mathematicians have yet to invent a fraction small enough to represent the odds of a Jeb!™ presidency.

What's one over a googol?

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

The Supreme Court Has Ruled. Principled People Will Not Obey.

By Don Boys

Following the Supreme Court’s illegal, immoral, and incredible “gay” rights decision, the White House (owned by the American people, not the President) was flooded with rainbow-color lights in celebration of that disgusting, dangerous, and decadent decision. Such impudence and defiance was an insult to America and a goading of God. However, be assured that God sees the evil and the good and He is involved in our world. Sometime His judgment seems slow, but it is always sure and severe. Judgment is on the way!

Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson said about the Supreme Court’s authority, “We are not final because we are infallible; we are infallible because we are final.” That attitude is not only arrogant but audacious and asinine. However, the Supreme Court is not infallible (as only a fool would say) nor is it final (as only a fanatic would say). I remind you that their decisions are called, “opinions” and do not reach the level of the Ten Commandments–or even the Ten Recommendations. Same-sex “marriages” will continue to be abnormal, abominable, and aberrational even as shallow people applaud them.

Some have said, “The Court has spoken. That settles it.” Oh, really, what about Dred Scott? The Court, consisting of appointed, flawed individuals, has reversed itself over 200 times and it must be remembered that the Court is illegitimate when it usurps the position of legislatures. If the Court wants to write laws, they should resign, run for Congress, expose their financial souls and seek approval from the voters. The Justices are rogues in black robes drunk with power. The Court thinks it is omnipotent and omniscient and it seems to be almost omnipresent in our lives.

Larwyn's Linx: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

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Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court: Ted Cruz
John Roberts: The Worst Supreme Court Chief Justice Ever: Michael J. Hurd
Levin: If Kennedy Had Been Honest About His Views, He'd Never Been Nominated: Breitbart

You Need To Go Order A Confederate Flag Cake To Support Free Speech: Greg Campbell
The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One: Andrew C. McCarthy
Anti-Gay Marriage Hillary Shamelessly Hawks Gay Marriage Trinkets : John S. Roberts

Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots: CNS
Clarence Thomas: Decision Threatens our Nation's Religious Liberty: CNS
Supreme Court’s White Lie on Obamacare: Debra Saunders

Ted Cruz Has An EPIC Message For ‘Rogue’ Supreme Court Justices: WJ
Cruz to Propose Amendment: SCOTUS to Face “Retention Elections”: FreeLight
Court Decisions Give Cruz New Ammo for Old Targets: Patrick Svitek


The Progressive Timeline: The Z Man
Exclusive: The Arming of Benghazi: Catherine Herridge
The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders: Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos, The Hill


Beyond sad: The real unemployment rate was 42.9%, not 5.5%!: InvestmentWatch
Poll: 72% fear economic crash, concern 'highest ever': Paul Bedard
Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Families: JW

Scandal Central

King v. Burwell: Intentionalism Trumps Textualism, and the Rule of Law Dies: Patterico
We Don't Need No Stinking Giant Fans: SDA
Obama has issued 19 secret directives: Gregory Korte, USA TODAY


Violent Extremistan vs the dar al Gay: Mark Steyn
Why liberal racists are attacking Bobby Jindal: Seth Mandel
It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy: group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism: Fredrik Deboer, Politico

Ancient Greeks: MagFarm
A Helpful Suggestion for the Liberal Mob: MB
MRC President Brent Bozell: GOP Should Consider Cancelling Univision-Sponsored Debate: MRC


Islamic State uses US-made anti-tank missiles in Hasakah offensive: Caleb Weiss
Obama World… US Troops Put on Drinking, Eating Restrictions for Ramadan: GWP
Tunisia to shutter 80 mosques after terror attack: JPost

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Meet The Mysterious New Hacker Army Freaking Out The Middle East: Sheera Frenkel
New Gun Test: Sig Sauer Air Pistols: Tom McHale
Timeless Mystery: How did a Swiss Ring Watch End up in a Sealed Ming Dynasty Tomb?: Liz Leafloor


Right on Cue – Look Who Is Asking For “Their Rights” Now: iOTWreport
Firearms Numbers in the United States 1945 - 2012: GunWatch
Calls grow for probe of Clinton's private server: Sarah Westwood

Image: Hundreds rally for 'Confederate Pride' parade displaying controversial battle flag
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QOTD: "With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them—with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the “reasoned judgment” of a bare majority of this Court—we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence" --Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT: Justice Antonin Scalia Repudiates a Lawless Supreme Court

JUSTICE SCALIA, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS joins, dissenting.

I join THE CHIEF JUSTICE’s opinion in full. I write separately
to call attention to this Court’s threat to American

OBAMACARE TRAVESTY: The Supreme Court Continues To Make Stuff Up Out Of Thin Air

By Michael Snyder

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s willingness to make stuff up, Obamacare has been saved once again. In order to save Obamacare from utter disaster, Chief Justice Roberts essentially rewrote the law.

If you are thinking that the Supreme Court is not supposed to do that, you would be right. But this is what our judicial system has devolved into. When I was in law school, I was horrified to discover that most judges in our country just do whatever they feel like doing. Instead of applying the law to the facts and coming to a fair and unbiased judgment, most judges in America just do whatever they want to do and then search for some law or case precedent that they can use to justify their decision. If there is no law or case precedent, some federal judges even go outside of the country to find justification for their absolutely ridiculous rulings. There have been instances where international law or international standards of morality have been cited as authority for a decision in a federal case. We have become a lawless land where the letter of the law no longer holds any real meaning, and where tyrannical judges just make stuff up out of thin air in order to advance their own personal political agendas.

This decision on Obamacare should have been quite straightforward for the court. The following is how Business Insider described the key issue in this case…

The case revolved around the interpretation of a phrase that stated that healthcare exchanges must be “established by the State” in order to receive tax credits. Scalia said that he was baffled that the majority of the justices could interpret this to mean that the federal government could give tax credits in states where exchanges weren’t established by the state.

“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ It is hard to come up with a clearer way to limit tax credits to state Exchanges than to use the words ‘established by the State,’” Scalia said.

That sounds pretty basic, right?

“Established by the state” should mean “established by the state”?

In his dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia excoriated the court for discarding all usual rules of interpretation in order to preserve Obamacare…

America’s only remaining choices – civil disobedience or collapse

By Lawrence Sellin

The United States no longer has, as the Constitution designed, a government composed of executive, legislative and judicial branches, separate, but equal in power.

The federal government is now an alliance of branches, devoted to the preservation of government itself, separate, not from each other, but from the American people and dedicated to tyranny.

The policies pursued by the Obama Administration and facilitated by cowardly politicians and a compliant media are not simply the intersection of radical ideology and incompetence, but a dangerous subversive element of an anti-American and anti-Western strategy.

Cultural Marxism and its many variants, such as political correctness and multiculturalism, is now firmly ensconced in the White House and the Democrat Party, while the Republican Party, dominated by eunuchs and the avaricious, continuously accommodates its "principles" to match an ever-shifting leftward movement of the "conventional wisdom." It does so solely in to maintain its place as the token opposition and grifter at the federal tax-revenue trough for the personal financial benefits that it provides.

After the successful 1917 communist revolution in Russia, it was widely believed that a proletarian revolt would sweep across Europe and, ultimately, North America. It did not.

As a result, the Communist International began to investigate other ways to create the state of societal hopelessness and alienation necessary as a prerequisite for socialist revolution - in essence, to destroy western democracy from within.

Time to Overthrow the Judicial Dictatorship

By Cliff Kincaid

Commentators have missed the real significance of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in the gay marriage case. He calls the decision a judicial “Putsch,” an attempt to overthrow a form of government—ours. His dissent, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, was written “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.”

His comment about the Court using the kind of reasoning we find in a fortune cookie is a funny line. But there is much of the Scalia dissent that is not funny and which serves as a warning to the American people about what the Court has done to us.

Scalia understands the power and meaning of words and he chose the word “putsch” for a specific purpose. One definition of the term means “a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government…” Another definition is “a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends upon suddenness and speed.”

Hence, Scalia is saying this was not only a blatant power grab and the creation of a “right” that does not exist, but a decision that depends on public ignorance about what is really taking place. It is our system of checks and balances and self-rule that has been undermined, he says.

In that sense, he is warning us that we need to understand the real significance of this decision, and go beyond all the commentators talking about “marriage equality” and “equal rights” for homosexuals. In effect, he is saying that the decision is really not about gay rights, but about the future of our constitutional republic, and the ability of the people to govern themselves rather than be governed by an elite panel making up laws and rights as they go.

Larwyn's Linx: Democracy Is Dying; Persecution Is Coming

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Democracy Is Dying; Persecution Is Coming: Rod Dreher
A Land Beyond Law ...in a Lawless World: Mark Steyn
SCOTUS invents new right to same-sex "marriage," outlawing Christianity: WyBlog

SCOTUS Declares Itself God, Redefines Marriage and Rights: Ben Shapiro
SCOTUS Rewrites ObamaCare to Save It: Arnold Ahlert
When Obama Says Jump, John Roberts Asks, "How High?": Aaron Goldstein

Roberts Court and Dissolution of Co-Equal Branches of Government: Politisite
SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling Mandates National Concealed Carry: Bob Owens
What’s Next For Gay Advocates?: William Teach

Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be: Sultan Knish
Supreme Court Ruling – Gay Marriage A Constitutional Right: LI
On Justice Thomas’s Dissent In Obergefell: Camp o' the Saints


When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democrat Party: Anthony J. Ciani
The Monuments to the Framers of The Southern Manifesto of 1956: Lee Cary
Farrakhan: "We Will Kill You All": Right Pundit


We are Issuing a RED ALERT For The Last Six Months Of 2015: Michael Snyder
NEA union mandates new government restrictions for homeschoolers: RWN
Report: NHTSA Failed Consumers Over Automotive Safety: Cameron Aubernon

Scandal Central

Why the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to civil war: Allen West
State: Hillary didn’t give us 15 of Blumenthal’s e-mails: Ed Morrissey
The Redflex Bribery Scandal Reaches Ohio: Jack Baruth

Climate & Energy

The White House Wants Your Doctor To Teach You About Global Warming: DC


Networks Yawn at News IRS Destroyed 24,000 Lois Lerner E-Mails: Curtis Houck
Facebook Post Right After Supreme Court Ruling Knocked it out of the Park: Joshua Riddle
Conservatives Unleash Fury at One-Time Hero John Roberts: Sahil Kapur and David Weigel

Gay Marriage: Just Do It! (And Welcome to It) [First Posted:March, 2006]: American Digest
Ted Cruz's innovative ideas for fighting the gay marriage diktat: AT
Remember When Barack Obama Assured Rick Warren He did Not Support Gay Marriage? – 8/20/2008: FreeLight

Let’s Bring Back Guilt and Shame: R.S. McCain
NYTimes Headline Writer Does It Again: My Right Word
Biased Bureaucrats, Gullible Journalists, and Dylann Roof: Jared Taylor


Is the Obama Administration Forfeiting IAEA Inspections of Iranian Military Sites?: Yaakov Lappin
Iran Courting Native Americans in Canada: Leaked Document: Ryan Mauro
France. The shape its in. A decapitation literally and figuratively: Vlad Tepes

Obama's pivot to Asia does nothing to counter growing Chinese provocations: Christopher S. Carson
Facing a Changing World Balance, Obama Makes Odd Choices: Michael Barone
Who is Responsible for the Atrocities in the Muslim World?: Uzay Bulut

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data: Adam Meyers
Pluto and Charon Are Coming Into Intriguing Focus: Tom Yulsman
DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses: James Trew


Liberals are playing a racial shell game: Jonah Goldberg
Gay Pride: It’s the New Black: MOTUS
When Words No Longer Matter…: MOTUS

Image: DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses
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QOTD: "...when [Chief Justice John Roberts] did his previous pretzel ruling [on the first Obamacare decision] ... [he] eventually decided it was perfectly lawful to force every single American to purchase a product from a nominally private company.

And we were told that he did that because the toxicity of the decision to strike that down would damage the Court's reputation. So now again, with a care for the Court's reputation, he's twisted himself into a pretzel again. Presumably the same considerations will apply when it comes to same sex marriage.

In that case, there is no point to a Supreme Court. If they can't take the heat of decisions that go against the zeitgeist or the popular mood or whatever fancies and foibles are in the air, then there is no point to a constitutional court. If he's saying we can't take the heat, fine. Then let the legislators who have to account to the citizens, let them take the heat. What polling booth do you go to to vote out John Roberts? What polling booth do you go to to vote out Anthony Kennedy? Scalia's line is not a joke. It is SCOTUSCare...

The judicial branch is in effect now actually legislating and broadening the terms of the law. And that is something that ought to be extremely disturbing to anyone, particularly a constitutional court, but to anyone who gives any thought as to whether we're a land of laws or a land of men." --Mark Steyn

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Day the Constitution Died

By Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

It’s been an historic week and although I am not surprised by the Supreme Court decisions, they saddened me beyond belief. I have sadly come to the conclusion that many of my colleagues are correct… our Constitutional form of government is now dead and Obama’s transformative ‘change’ is all but complete.

Things are now snowballing and it is more than most Americans can take or bear. From gay marriage and the ensuing infringement on free speech and our religious rights, to enforced Obamacare, to forced wealth redistibution in our neighborhoods, to the EPA run amok… our freedoms are being absolutely nullified. States are now saying they won’t comply with the EPA on coal and who can blame them? Americans will get very dangerous when they are hungry and cold. And then there is the Iran deadline, which is this weekend. Instead of holding their feet to fire, we are actually giving Iran nuclear reactors while they shout, “Death to America!” in their parliament.

Insanity is the norm now.

JUDICIAL RADICALS: Supreme Court Overrules All of Human History and 300 Million People to Redefine Marriage

Joshua Riddle spots a doozy of a rebuke to the Supreme Court on, of all places, Facebook:

This was a great response on Facebook right after the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states.

Rod Dreher: "Democracy is dying, persecution is coming."

TOO LATE, RUSH LIMBAUGH: The War Over the U.S. Flag is Already Well Underway

By Daniel John Sobieski

Talk show icon Rush Limbaugh warned on Tuesday that the Confederate flag kerfuffle is bout the opening salvo in a campaign that that will eventually set its sights on that ultimate symbol of hate to the American left – the U.S. flag. Rush warned:

“If you take a look at the timeline of progressive events, their speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider,” Limbaugh said.

The U.S. flag was already in liberal crosshairs when a group of American high school students in California made the mistake of wearing it on their t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.  As Investor’s Business Daily editorialized:

On Sept. 17, more than four years after Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., sent students home for wearing American flag t-shirts, an 11-judge Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that it was the right choice, "tailored to avert violence and focused on student safety."

The decision upheld the court's three-judge ruling in February that justified the school's actions based on tensions between Mexican and American students. Past events, Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote, "made it reasonable for school officials to proceed as though the threat of a potentially violent disturbance was real."

Larwyn's Linx: Supreme Court Ruling – Obamacare Subsidies Stay

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Supreme Court Ruling – Obamacare Subsidies Stay: LI
Ted Cruz tells ‘rogue justices’ to resign and run for Congress: Seth McLaughlin
Roberts Makes Key Factual Mistake At The Start Of His ObamaCare Decision: IBD

Republicans Go On Obamacare Offensive: 'A Reckless Law': Daniel Halper
Scalia's Dissent: iOTWreport
John Roberts rescues Obamacare — again: Brett Logiurato


Why Are We Not Removing All Things Related To Robert “KKK” Byrd?: RWN
Hillary’s Hard Choices: TPA’s biggest loser: Ed Morrissey
Watch Ted Cruz answer questions in the Center Seat on Special Report: Scoop

ISIS in America: The Z Man
FBI Rounding Up Islamic State Suspects: Josh Rogin & Eli Lake
The New Civil War: With Malice Toward All; And Charity For None: Camp o' the Saints

Obama Dreams Of Gun Confiscation: Bob Owens
America’s center on gun control might shock New York: Seth Lipsky
GOP leaders reverse punishment for dissenter: Politiho

All-Time World Champions of Institutional Racism: Mark Steyn
The History of the Racist Democrat Party: Scoop
The book burning begins: Mike Adams


Obama Has Officially Turned America Into Food Stamp Nation: DownTrend
SSA Paid the Dead $46.8 Million: Elizabeth Harrington
Obama’s trade win brings H-1B unease: ComputerWorld

Scandal Central

In Upholding Obamacare’s Subsidies, Justice Roberts Rewrites the Law—Again: Peter Suderman
How the Feds Asked Me to Rat Out Commenters: Nick Gillespie
Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers’ Sex Lives: Shane Harris

LIAR: Chaffetz says Benghazi emails found Hillary DID NOT turn over to State Dept: Scoop
IRS erased Lerner emails even after subpoena: audit: Stephen Dinan
Clinton Lawyer, Soros Back Anti-Voter ID Lawsuits: Joe Schoffstall, Washington Free Beacon


Mark Levin responds to shameful SCOTUS Obamacare ruling: Scoop
Refuting 'Radar Online's' Racist Attack On Nikki Haley: Lid
Video maker sues so it can promote Muslim film in NY subways: Michael Balsamo

Where Waco Is Headed: The Aging Rebel
Anyone Remember Lakim Faust?: MB
E.J. Dionne Totally Knows How To Free Law Abiding Citizens From Their Guns: Cove


Iran's supreme leader is laughing, for good reason: Boaz Bismuth
Is the Obama Administration Forfeiting IAEA Inspections of Iranian Military Sites?: Yaakov Lappin
150 ISIS Sex Slaves Commit Suicide, Some Fed to Dogs: Clarion

Two Men Carrying ISIS Flags Set Off Bombs - Behead Man in French Factory: GWP
Man found decapitated in France terror attack: iTV
Welcome to Animal Farm, D.C. : American Betrayers of the Cuban People: Carlos Eire

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy: Caleb Howe
Is the Obama Administration Forfeiting IAEA Inspections of Iranian Military Sites?: Yaakov Lappin
Uber’s Anti-Gun Policy Is Working Out Really Well For Armed Robbers: Bob Owens


Five Depressing Developments on the OPM Data Compromise: WeaponsMan
Here's how much money players lose when they fall in the NBA Draft: Cork Gaines
Roberts to Teach Creative Writing Class: Keith Koffler

Image: Ted Cruz drops fundraising 'money bomb'
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QOTD: "The biggest loser [on the trade bill], though, is Hillary Clinton. Once the TPP and TPA became a toxic issue with progressives, Hillary ran for cover despite spending three years of her term as Secretary of State extolling the deal. Jake Tapper found [45] separate occasions where Hillary endorsed TPP as US policy while at State, but it didn’t end there. Her memoir Hard Choices, published in 2014 a year after she left State, has only one substantive passage on TPP, but it’s significant:

[In it], Hillary called TPP “the signature economic pillar of our strategy in Asia,” and “benefit American businesses and workers.” And she should know — Hillary was in charge of American diplomacy while this agreement was being negotiated...

...Either way, Hillary looks gutless and pandering — demonstrating the antithesis of leadership. In a crowded field, that makes her the biggest loser on TPA." --Ed Morrissey

Thursday, June 25, 2015


At least one American Senator is willing to speak truth to power.

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.

Cruz, a Texas senator, did not mention any current high court members by name in remarks on the Senate floor. But his speech included a thinly veiled reference to Roberts, part of the court majority that upheld tax credits that defray the cost of coverage for lower-income individuals nationwide.

"These justices are not behaving as umpires calling balls and strikes. They have joined a team," the Texas lawmaker said.

IT’S OFFICIAL: "Chief Justice" John Roberts is a National Disgrace

By James Simpson

Chief Justice John Roberts today joined Anthony Kennedy and all the Supreme Court Democrats in upholding Obama’s unconstitutional, deceptive, and indescribably destructive healthcare law. Today’s decision in King v. Burwell declares that even though the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) specifically required individuals to enroll through state exchanges to obtain subsidies, enrolling directly through the federal government is essentially the same thing. This decision once again displays the Supreme Court’s willingness to ignore the clear intent of law in order to achieve a politically desired result. For Roberts it has written into stone an unmistakable pattern.

Roberts’ first betrayal was his mind-bending decision to call Obamacare a legitimate tax, whereas Obama had defended the law on the basis that it wasn’t a tax. An article in Republic magazine aptly described Roberts’ first betrayal:

‘Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,’ wrote Roberts, deploying the tactical disingenuousness such people always display whenever they ratify a federal power grab. This feigned humility was used to cloak an unambiguous lie: The measure Roberts describes is a direct un-apportioned tax, which, as we’ve seen, is explicitly forbidden by the Constitution.

His next was almost certainly throwing in with the Court’s leftists on gay rights – ignoring the clear state’s rights issue involved by voting not to hear five cases that defended traditional marriage as a state’s right. “Almost certainly” because a decision to hear the cases required only four in agreement and votes are taken in secret. Scalia, Thomas and Alito were likely willing to hear the cases. Where was the fourth vote?

Now Roberts has done all possible to seal this country’s fate by once again siding with Obama. In today’s decision, dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia wrote of its mind-numbing idiocy (see pp. 27 – 29):

SO, JASON CHAFFETZ: Exactly Who is Going to Prison?

FNC's Chad Pergram reports, via Gretawire, that multiple crimes were committed by the IRS in its systemic efforts to cover up targeting of political opponents.

Oversight Cmte hearing on Lois Lerner email inquiry expected to reveal there was destruction evidence 10 months after a preservation order for the emails was in place... On today’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the IRS and the state of the Lois Lerner email investigation from a source knowledgeable with the matter.

Fox is told the hearing will definitively state there was a destruction of evidence 10 months after a preservation order for the emails was in place, 7 months after a subpoena was in place and 30 days AFTER the IRS realized there were potential problems locating the emails. This destruction of evidence happened 22 days BEFORE the IRS Commissioner testified to Congress, in response to my questioning on March 26, 2015, that they had the documents and they would provide all of them to Congress.

In June they informed the Senate they were missing.

Further, the IG is expected to conclusively testify 5 of the 6 potential places where the emails might have been stored were never looked at by the IRS, despite the preservation order, congressional testimony, subpoena, etc.

Joel Gehrke makes Republicans sound really -- no, reallyyy -- angry.

KING V. BURWELL: James Madison and Antonin Scalia blister a lawless Supreme Court

In a letter to Henry Lee dated 25 June 1824, James Madison wrote:

I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that be not the guide in expounding it, there can be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers.

If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense!

Echoing Madison's sentiments, in his dissent to the ludicrous majority decision of King v. Burwell, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State' ...

... Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved ...

... We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.

Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. But this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years….And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.

And the Constitution, already in tatters, has been torn yet again.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: War: Boehner Attacks Conservatives Opposing His Chummy Relationship With Obama

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War: Boehner Attacks Conservatives Opposing His Chummy Deals With Obama: Ace
Establishment GOP Betrays Country Class Again; Primaries Are The Cure: CHQ
Cruz Switches Vote on TPA, but Bill Passes as Obama Twists Democrat Arms: Ace

Why Are We Not Removing All Things Related To Robert “KKK” Byrd?: Cove
This Symbol Should Never Fly Anywhere In America: iOTWreport
Oklahoma Sports Broadcaster Killed By Illegal Deported To Mexico... 3 Times!: News9

Animated Characters: Camp o' the Saints
Judge sentences Tzarnaev to death; terrorists praises Allah and admits guilt: Scoop
Why Do Progressives Resent Reality So Much?: George Fields

Bernie Sanders Is A Thing That Is Happening: Ben Domenech
The Case for Mike Flynn, Republican Candidate for the Illinois' 18th District: Ace
Christie Approval Rating at New Low in N.J.: Courtney Such


Crappy Days Are Here Again: Myron Magnet
Who killed CPS? Report lays out the fiscal felons: Greg Hinz
Obama’s Earth Day Trip To Florida Cost Taxpayers $866K in Flight Expenses Alone: WZ

Scandal Central

Clinton Cash Comix: Thomas Lifson
Who is lying about Benghazi? Hillary Clinton or State Department?: Byron York
Non-Profit Media Matters Accidentally Admits It Works For Hillary – That’s Illegal.: DownTrend

Climate & Energy

EPA Head Gina McCarthy is Simply NOT NORMAL!: Lid
UK MET Office: Fastest decline in solar activity since the last ice age: Eric Worrall
Study: "Missing Heat" is Not Hiding in the Oceans: RWN


Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons: Charles Lipson
You're Not Going to Believe This, But Easy-Bake Media Is Again Focusing on a Trivial Issue : Ace
Ann Coulter: Nikki Haley Is an Immigrant Who Doesn't Understand American History: Ace

The 20 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media For 2015 is Live!: RWN
Hey Rolling Stone, How Come You Didn’t Put Racist Dylann Roof On Your Cover Like You Did Tzarnaev?: Sooper
Sorry, Josh Earnest, But The Second Amendment Isn’t About Hunting: Sean Davis

Audio: Mark Levin Torches the Left's 'End of Discussion' Silencing Culture: Guy Benson
It's Not About The Confederate Flag – It’s About The Pure Unrestrained Hatred Hidden By MSM: Treehouse
Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!: Paul A. Cantor


We should not avert our eyes from the Islamic State’s latest horrors: Marc A. Thiessen
What a Yemeni Missile Teaches Us About the Iran Deal: Thomas Karako
Turkey Chooses ISIS Over the Kurds: Michael J. Totten

Muhammad Cartoons shown on Dutch TV: Geert Wilders
Yes, Conservatives, Islam Is a Religion: Craig Biddle
Greek deal unravels as both sides reject proposals, Tsipras summoned to late night talks: Telegraph

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Tech company finds stolen government logins all over web: Ken Dilanian
Face-Scanning Robots Could Replace Airport Ticket Agents: Kelsey D. Atherton
Dollar Shave Club Raises $75 Million: Jason Del Rey


Officer Sonny Kim represented as hero in illustration by Marvel Comics artist: Fernanda Crescente
Another Skinny, Big-eared Man of Color Wants To Be President: MOTUS
Diddy Tried To Murder UCLA Football Coach: Brian Anderson

Image: Officer Sonny Kim represented as hero in illustration by Marvel Comics artist
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QOTD: "[The still secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)] will be a "living agreement," and that means that the entity itself, the commission, will then be entitled to make it say different things.

Eliminate provisions it doesn't like, add provisions it does like...

It is a breathtaking event. It says it is "to promote the international movement of people, services and products," basically the same language used to start the European Union.

In fact I have referred to it as a nascent European Union. I don't think that is far off base...

What about this "union," what kind of powers are we talking about? I am of the belief that since the president hasn't been a strong advocate of trade, and his supporters, many of them oppose this kind of a trade agreement, I'm beginning to believe that the primary part of his understanding of the importance of this legislation -- why he is breaking arms and heads over it -- is this union. This international commission that has powers that he believes will allow him to advance agendas." --Sen. Jeff Sessions