Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MARK LEVIN KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK: 12 Ways Progressives and Americans Differ on Public Policy

I paraphrased a few, knowing that some progressives' heads might explode without a proper warmup:

  • We believe in the Constitution, they believe in centralized government.
  • We believe in individualism, they believe in conformity.
  • We believe in private property, they believe in collective ownership of material goods.
  • We believe in prosperity, they believe in redistributing wealth with them determining who gets ripped off and who gets the drips remaining after they've taken their cut.
  • We believe in separation of powers, they believe in a monolithic, all-powerful, administrative state.
  • We believe in eternal truths, they believe in ideologically meandering social engineering.
  • We believe in cultural stability, they believe in never-ending transformation of our society.
  • We believe in real science, they believe in social science (e.g., "environmental justice").
  • We believe in the rights of man, they believe in the power of centralized government.
  • We believe in the moral order, they believe in situational ethics.
  • We believe in individual liberty, they believe in authoritarianism, with no limits ever defined.
  • We believe in education, they believe in indoctrination.
  • We believe in civil society, they believe in the federal leviathan.

You can find Mark's latest bestseller here: Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism. Once you read it, there's no going back.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s Criminal Enterprise Collapsing

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Nation

Obama’s Criminal Enterprise Collapsing: Daniel John Sobieski
Trump administration plans border wall models in summer: Fox
Mark Levin: ‘Republican Party has been conquered’ by progressivism: Times

The challenge of ending progressive policies: Rich Weinstein
IRS Report: Illegal Aliens Using Stolen SSNs of 1.4 Million Citizens for Tax Fraud: Matt Vespa
Mark Levin: Dems should be 'excited', 'Russian collusion' has been discovered: Blaze

Senile old Nancy Pelosi suffers multiple brain freezes: Mirror
Bernie Sanders: Capitalist Pig: Sultan Knish
Bernie Sanders rips FBI's 'pathetic' probe into his wife: Post

GOP Senator Says Mueller's Hiring Spree Taints Entire Russia Probe: LifeZette
Dems: Senate Health Bill Would Doom Senior Care System, Special Ed: RWN
It’s Finally Happening: Sarah Palin Files Suit Against New York Times: RWN

Economy

Democrat Party More Destructive to Economy Than Modern Chinese Communists: GWP

Scandal Central

Obama WH covering up billions stolen from Fannie and Freddie for Obamacare: Tucker
Sally Yates: couldn't defend Trump travel ban as it's based on religion: Exam
California bans travel to states that protect Christians from bigotry: Fr. Mark Hodges

Climate, Energy & Regulations



Media

CNN faced $100M lawsuit over botched Russia story: Post
Tucker Carlson Blows Up CNN's Deception: Michael Delauzon
New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs: Post

Mark Levin book condemning media, progressives, debuts No. 1 on Amazon: Paul Bedard
Snopes carries water for Muhammad: Robert Spencer
Rob Reiner calls for 'all out war' to 'resist' Trump: RWN

World

Police Coup in Venezuela?: Sun
Muslims in Bosnia preparing for jihad, expect to destroy Bosnian Christians in days: Geller
Starving Yazidi Sex Slave Unwittingly Ate Her Own Son After ISIS Butchered Him: Post

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Print advert tells customers their foot type: Springwise
The future we're building -- and boring: Elon Musk
CIA Exploits Against Wireless Routers: Schneier

Cornucopia

The Most Trusted Name in News: Ace
Us & Them: MOTUS
Colbert's Ratings Slip Back Behind Fallon's: Ace

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: SCOTUS reinstates substantially all of Trump Travel Order

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Nation

SCOTUS reinstates substantially all of Trump Travel Order: LI
Trump’s Doing A Lot of Winning Lately: EIB
Trump: "Unanimous Supreme Court Decision A Clear Victory For... National Security": ZH

Trump turns collusion charge on Obama for doing 'NOTHING' on Russia: Cody Derespina
Dem congressman caught on tape bashing Obamacare, DNC: Tim Walz
Not All Americans Are Grieving for Otto Warmbier: Thomas J. Craughwell

Fancy Names for Left-Wing Anti-Semitism: Charles Lipson
Texas Law Could Lead To “Immigration Police State” Or Something: RWN
Dems Face Identity Crisis: The Hill

Major Bad News For Gun Owners From SCOTUS: RWN
CBO: GOP Health Bill Reduces Deficit by $321 B, Lower Premiums 31% by 2020: WFB
Woman Will Drive To Mexico To Get Birth Control If GOP Health Bill Passes: RWN

Economy

Build a wall -- around the welfare state for non-US citizens: Exam
"The City Knew Bad Minimum Wage Report Was Coming Out, So It Called Up Berkeley": Seattle Weekly
Obamacare Repeal Bill Cuts Taxes $701 Billion: ATR

Scandal Central

Judge: if These Alleged Emails Exist, Loretta Lynch Could Face 5-10 Years: Jason Howerton
Secret Memo Suggests FBI Russia Probe Was Retaliation Against Flynn: Circa
The Bizarre Historical Connection Between Germany and Islam: AT

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump administration marks ‘Energy Week’: Timothy Cama

Media

Project Veritas captures a CNN exec agreeing that the Russia narrative is "bulls***": Althouse
Comrade Bernie Dodges Reporter, Refuses to Answer Questions: Fox
Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties: Ace

World

Terrorist Radicalises Inmates Who Vow Jihad on Release: Breitbart
"They’re in such denial. It’s such a frightening thing to admit their country is being taken over.”: Geller Report
ISIS suicide bomber's belt explodes, killing 12 comrades.: IraqiNews

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Leaked recording: Inside Apple’s global war on leakers: The Outline
Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed: AppyGeek
Compact IoT green wall cleans urban air: Springwise

Cornucopia

Report: Fusion GPS, group behind fake Trump dossier, stonewalling Senate investigators: Ace
Liberal Conflation: MOTUS
Important Story From Vice: Straight Men Aren't Lining Up to Have Sex With Transexuals: Ace

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QOTD: "Bernie to Associated Press: “No, that’s not what I’m talking about today.” (Associated Press, 6/26/17)

Bernie to Burlington’s WCAX: “It is nonsense…it would be improper at this point for me to say anything more.” (WCAX, 5/5/17)

Bernie to Fox News: “Where are you from?” (Fox News, 6/26/17)" --Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

Monday, June 26, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: Mueller law team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

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Mueller law team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island: LI
Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia: Mike Lillis
Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia: MikeLillis

Bernie Sanders & Mrs. Lawyer Up As FBI Investigates Bank Fraud: Jeff Dunetz
The Real Lesson from Last Week’s Two Special Elections for Congress: Richard Baehr
An American sucess story in Missouri: DTG

The Hypocrisy of Democrats’ ‘Mean’ Attack on GOP Health Bill: Eddie Zipperer
Trump Skips Ramadan Dinner For The First Time In Nearly Two Decades: InfLib
Paper ballots are hack-proof. It's time to bring them back.: Glenn Reynolds

CNN refusing to comment to its own reporters about fake news scandal.: Breitbart
Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia: Mike Lillis
Rep. Biggs Calls on Robert Mueller to Recuse Himself from Russian Investigation:

TDS: NY Times Decides To Take Iran’s Side Against Trump: RWN
Prof ‘will not be rehired’ following Otto Warmbier remarks: Nikita Vladimirov
Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary's Only $360K: MediaTrackers

Scandal Central

‘Deep State’ Leaks Secret U.S. Cyber Weapon To Undermine Trump’s Russia Options: Jeff Dunetz
Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators: Paul Sperry
Mueller adds yet another Obama lawyer to his growing team of left-wing lawyers: Marcia Coyle

Media

Louise Mensch: Her Six Degrees of Separation From Reality: Liberty Speaks
Megyn Kelley first loses conservatives, now is losing liberals: Thomas Lifson
ABC Fake News' Chuck Todd asks Bernie Sanders zero questions about his FBI investigation.: StockMonster

World

Tennessee Trolls California Over Travel Ban: RWN
Palestinian rejectionism means no deal: Richard Baehr
In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement: WaPo

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017: SciAm
The FAA Is Arguing for Security by Obscurity: Schneier
SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in a single weekend: Engadget

Cornucopia

Poor Little Bitch Girl: MOTUS
Japanese robot sumo wresting is incredibly fast: Kottke
In how many different ways can a 9-panel comic grid be used?: StackExchange

Image: Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: Democrats React To GOP Healthcare Bill With Assassination-style Hate Speech

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Nation

Democrats React To GOP Healthcare Bill With Assassination-style Hate Speech: Jeff Dunetz
Epidemic of lawlessness: Scott Johnson
Remain Calm Democrats, All Is Well: Daniel J. Flynn

They’re Wrong About Everything: Matthew Continetti
‘Mitch McConnell is a terrorist’: Could Bernie Sanders tone it down?: Twitchy
Supreme Court Limits Rights Of Property Owners: DC

McCabe's FBI Hosts Gay Pride Summit: AIM
Supreme Court - The terrifying and terrible prospect of Justice Kennedy retiring: WaPo
There are 8 Senators who could make or break the GOP health bill: Axios

Economy

Black Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level In 17 Years: RWN
Mark Levin: Obamacare 'Here to Stay', Single-Payer 'on the Way,' GOP Helping: Jeff Poor
Do Republicans Even Remember Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed?: Jim Jamitis

Scandal Central

Senate Judiciary Announces Probe Into Loretta Lynch's Behavior During 2016 Election: Debra Heine
The DNC Scams the Suckers and Contradicts the Feds on 'Hacking': Clarice Feldman
Sealing and transfer (to obama library!) of Susan Rice records angers House committee: Times

Media

The Obamas' never-ending vacation: Tropical Bali edition: AT
Fake News: Z Man
Cast Of Trump Assassination Play Is “Exhausted, Nervous, And Fearful” Or Something: RWN

World

American prisoner released by North Korea dies after torture in captivity: James Simpson
Per Hizb ut-Tahrir Leader- A Clash is Inevitable.: Daily Mail
Suicide bomber blows self-up near Mecca : Yahoo!

Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit: Treehouse
Israel, American Jewry, and Trump's GOP: Caroline Glick
Video from the Battle for Raqqa: BattleSwarm

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Killer whales are stalking boats and stealing their fish: Verge
Got Robocalled? Don’t Get Mad; Get Busy.: Brian Krebs
6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For: Mark Jackson

Cornucopia

Ghost Candidates Sway Democrat Voters: C&S
Joe Scarborough: “Mystified” Too Much or Not Enough?: MOTUS
Unlucky or just ill?: Sondrakistan

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QOTD: "The fact is that almost the entirety of what one reads in the paper or on the web is speculation. The writer isn't telling you what happened, he is offering an interpretation of what happened, or offering a projection of the future. The best scenario is that these theories are novel, compelling, informed, and based on reporting and research. But that is rarely the case. More often the interpretations of current events, and prophesies of future ones, are merely the products of groupthink or dogma or emotions or wish-casting, memos to friends written by 27-year-olds who, in the words of Ben Rhodes, "literally know nothing." There was a time when newspapers printed astrology columns. They no longer need to. The pseudoscience is on the front page.

Nor are the empty conjectures and worthless hypotheses limited to Donald Trump. Yes, pretty much the entire world, myself included, assumed he would lose to Hillary Clinton. Indeed, a not-insignificant segment of the political class, both Democrat and Republican, thought the Republicans would not only lose the presidency but also the House and Senate. Oops! I remember when, as the clock reached midnight on November 8 and it became clear Trump would be the forty-fifth president, a friend called. "Are we just wrong about everything?" he asked." --Matthew Continetti

Saturday, June 24, 2017

NOT SO SPECIAL COUNSEL: Time for POTUS to fight fire with fire

By Karen McQuillan

John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University, writes in American Greatness this week that the powers invested in Special Counsel Mueller to investigate "Russian hacking/collusion/obstruction poses grave dangers to our body politic and our liberty."  His advice to President Trump: Fight fire with fire.  Turn the law and the courts back on your opponents.  Trump is being investigated without any probable cause of a crime.  The Obama administration, in contrast, is a target-rich arena of criminal activity.

Larwyn's Linx: 30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May

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30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May: Alex Griswold
House To Vote On Illegal Immigration Laws Next Week: RWN
Democratic Party Leader Caught Wishing Rep. Scalise was “F***ing Dead”: Jeff Dunetz

Geriatric Socialist Is Worried About Trump’s Authoritarianism Or Something: RWN
Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border: Breitbart
U.S. Border Agents Warn of 'Open Warfare' with 'Grenades' at Texas Border: Breitbart

The Ultra-Left Progressives Are Pushing Us Into The Next Civil War: Ray Gano
Mark Levin: We've started on the road to single-payer health care: Chris Pandolfo
FBI Closing In? Bernie Sanders’ Wife Gets A Lawyer: Joe Cunningham

We are Witnessing the Implosion of the Democrat Party: Brent Smith
Businesses Sue Baltimore For Leaving Them Defenseless During Riots: Amber Randall
Judge Frees Illegal Immigrant MS-13 Member Because Of ‘Rights Violations’: CNS

Economy

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Times
McDonald's hits all-time high as Wall Street cheers replacement of cashiers with kiosks: CNBC
Influx of Immigrants Causing Housing Shortage in American Cities: Margaret Menge

Scandal Central

Senate Judiciary Panel to Probe Loretta Lynch’s Involvement in Clinton Email Investigation: WFB
Barack Obama: Turning the Intel Community Into Democrat Goon Squad: Jim-Kouri
Prior to Snowden, NSA Had No Clue How Many Were Approved to Download Top Secret Info: WFB

Media

Civility: Hillary says GOP Becomes the 'Death Party' With Obamacare: RWN
Kamala Harris goes silent when confronted with true sex-based oppression: Paul Mirengoff
President Trump Rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa --- Full Speech: Treehouse

World

Venezuela: Humanitarian Crisis Spilling into Brazil: HRW
Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing to the US: CNN
Venezuela crisis: Doctors flee as medical shortages become more severe: USA Today

BOMBSHELL: Trump told Saudis to stop funding terror: Ricky Twisdale
China, U.S. Agree On Aim Of ‘Complete, Irreversible’ Korean Denuclearization: OANN

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China: Patrick Tucker
How the CIA infects air-gapped networks: Ars Technica
NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans: ZDNet

Cornucopia

Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire As Early as Monday (Report): TPI
Red Tide: MOTUS
CNN Has to Completely Retract a Major Anti-Trump Story: Erick Erickson

Image: Liberals Suddenly Silent When Man Arrested for Murder of Muslim Girl is… Illegal Alien
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QOTD: "Larwyn's Linx will be publishing on an irregular schedule for the next 10 days due to overseas travel. We've been publishing the Linx every single frikkin' day since January of 2009 and are hoping to continue that streak, despite spotty connectivity in the African bush." -- Me, just now

Friday, June 23, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: Fifteen Lawyers in Search of a Crime

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Nation

Fifteen Lawyers in Search of a Crime: Mark Steyn
Why the White House Is Reading Greek History: Michael Crowley
Sorry Ladies, You’re the Wrong Kind of Muslims: Thomas J. Craughwell

FBI Briefing On The GOP Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre: Mollie Hemingway
Illinois Man Arrested For Threatening To Assassinate Trump: Breaking911
This Is What Hate Speech Looks Like: GayPatriot

The Scourge of White Nationalism: NavyJack
Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others: Pew
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accuses Top Obama Official of Lying: DC

The “Young Democratic Socialists” Club Calls for Beheading Republicans: Right Edition
A Solution to Illinois: Dave Blount
NYT: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Tax Cuts For The Rich Or Something: RWN

Economy

Senate's Obamacare Bill Is Primarily Designed to "Fix," Expand Obamacare: Ace
Senate Releases Healthcare Reform Bill – Only 142 (Easy to Read) Pages: Treehouse
Sears Canada Announces Bankruptcy; Fires 2,900: ZH

No repeal at all! Mark Levin interviews Daniel Horowitz: Chris Pandolfo
Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs: JW
Day 2: Illinois House and Senate adjourn special session after only 23 minutes: Illinois Policy

Scandal Central

U.S. Ruled by Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches… and Richard Cordray: Jon Cassidy
Mr. President, Meet Avner Shapiro: Saboteur From the DOJ Swamp: J. Christian Adams
Scalise Shooter 'Liked' the Terror-Linked SPLC, Which Repeatedly Attacked Scalise: Tyler O'Neil

Climate, Energy & Regulations

It’s Said That ‘97% of Climate Scientists Agree’ About Global Warming – But Do They?: Neil Frank

Media

Most Americans (On All Sides) Now Agree Bias Infects The Media: Andrew Malcolm
John Oliver Slapped With Defamation Suit over ‘Last Week Tonight’ Takedown of Coal Exec: Ronn Blitzer
Can Nancy Pelosi Keep Power Now That She Has Lost Cher?: Toni Williams

Trump Haunts the Political Press: PPD
Elise Jordan Says Defending Trump ‘Like Hugging a Suicide Bomber’: Aidan McLaughlin
Harvard’s “black only” commencement: Paul Mirengoff

Josh Horwitz On Insurrectionist Rhetoric: Herschel Smith
Data: Media Covered Giffords Shooting Double The Scalise Shooting: Federalist
‘Meanness at the core:’ Obama jumps back into political fray to slam Trump, GOP on health care: WaPo

World

US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails: DefenseNews
Refugees from socialism: The next migrant wave won't be from ISIS: Monica Showalter
Sweden: 150,000 women undergo FGM, authorities admit large areas under Sharia rule: JihadWatch

High Noon in North Korea: Is Trump Ready for War?: Gordon G. Chang
Special Forces Soldier Shatters Sniper Record – Kills ISIS Fighter From 2 Miles Away: Tribunist
Egypt’s police kill seven in connection to violence against Christians: Reuters

Defending Israel and Fighting Anti-Semitism: Daniel Greenfield
Integration Policy Flopping in Germany: AmInt
Swedish Police: 61 "vulnerable areas" are out of control: SPEISA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Is the Universe Conscious?: NBC News
Are you ‘old’ yet? The cut-off has shifted: Futurity
WannaCry Virus Shuts Down Honda Factory for a Day: Bill Howard

China Leapfrogs U.S. in Critical Strategic Technology: Spengler
Amazon reveals plan for huge, city-center drone-delivery towers: Ethan Baron
NSA Insider Security Post-Snowden: Schneier

Cornucopia

Leaker James Comey Spotted Entering The New York Times’ Office: GWP
Stevie Wonder: ‘Can’t Claim Black Lives Matter, When You’re Killing Each Other’: RWN
Canadian Gun Porn Friday: MOTUS

Image: Trump questions special counsel Mueller's objectivity
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QOTD: "The FBI’s briefing appears so contrary to the facts as to be insulting. When a man with a history of hating Republicans cases a location, takes pictures, verifies the targets are Republicans before opening fire, has a list of Republican politicians in his pocket, and shoots and nearly kills Republicans, it’s hard to swallow the FBI’s contention that the shooting was “spontaneous” with “no target.” The agency should reconsider whether it wants to troll Americans about something this serious." --Mollie Hemingway