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Hillary Claims Hamas Uses Human Shields Because Gaza is Small

July 29, 2014

Yeah… that’s why they do it…

What a stunningly stupid thing to say.

This is so dumb it sounds like something Saturday Night Live would falsely attribute to Sarah Palin.

Via the Washington Free Beacon.

Sandra Fluke Can’t Afford Birth Control But Loaned Her Campaign $100,000

July 29, 2014

Poor Sandra Fluke. She can’t afford $9 bucks a month to pay for birth control at Target.

Good thing that lack of cash isn’t getting in the way of her run for a California senate seat…

Sandra Fluke’s biggest donor is … Sandra Fluke

Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.

Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While $16,826.27 may not sound like a lot, Fluke also loaned her campaign $100,000.

Where does a 2012 law school grad working as a social justice attorney get a loan that size? Her campaign never responded to a Washington Examiner inquiry, so we’re left to speculate.

Perhaps the loan was in part secured by the family of Fluke’s husband, Adam Mutterperl. In 2012, Fluke married Mutterperl, an amateur stand-up comic and son of big-time Democratic donor William Mutterperl.

Sandra Fluke is the perfect progressive candidate for the age of Obama. No accomplishments, famous for nothing and a champion of people who want more free stuff from taxpayers.

Liberals Getting Worried That Israel Trusts GOP More Than Democrats

July 29, 2014

You know what? They should be worried.

Conservatives aren’t the ones chanting “Gas the Jews” at anti-Israel protests. Republicans weren’t the ones who booed the idea of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at their national convention in 2012.

Josh Marshall of the liberal site Talking Points Memo is just beside himself…

Nothing gets the Obama administration’s ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) that Netanyahu and his government ministers are trying to scuttle his initiatives by inveigling themselves into domestic partisan conflict in the US. Specifically, using GOP proxies as cut-outs to push back against the President’s initiatives.

I wish Netanyahu and his government had a better sense of the toxic repercussions of mobilizing GOP proxies as cut-outs in this way. It should go without saying that the Israel-US alliance becomes more brittle as it becomes more clearly identified with a single US political party.

Know who’s responsible for that, Josh? Your party!

Ann Althouse adds…

Marshall won’t say it directly, but this feels like desperation about the 2014 elections.

Glenn Reynolds notes an excellent comment from Ann’s post…

The other day we read that with the defeat of Eric Cantor, American Jews don’t have a Republican they can go to. Today we are told the Republicans are working for the Israelis. Anyway, it’s all absurd. After all, the Israelis have no better friend than John Kerry; what do they need Republicans for?

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell To Issue Formal Apology To Romney Any Day Now

July 29, 2014

No, she’s not really going to do that but she should.

You see, Andrea Mitchell was part of the liberal media chorus which scoffed at Mitt Romney’s suggestion that Russia is one of America’s geopolitical foes…

Here’s what she said in 2012…

Here’s what she said yesterday…

Umm… You did, Andrea.

FLASHBACK: Mitt Romney Patiently Waits For The Entire Nation’s Apology About Russia

Charles Krauthammer Blames Media For Ignorance in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 26, 2014

And he’s right.

Read my full post on this subject at Legal Insurrection.

Watch the video below.

Remember When Even Goth Kids Thought Israel Was Cool?

July 26, 2014

Here’s Siouxsie and the Banshees performing their hit song Israel in 1983.

My how times have changed…

US Evacuates Personnel From Embassy in Libya as Obama Plays Golf

July 26, 2014

Obama really has checked out, hasn’t he?

This is pretty serious news, via CNN…

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines, were evacuated early Saturday and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.

U.S. officials stress operations have been “temporarily suspended” until “the security situation on the ground improves.” The embassy will continue to operate from other locations.

A senior State Department official said some of the staff will be sent to other U.S. embassies in the region and others will return to Washington.

Where’s President Obama? Playing golf, where else?

Kevin Smith’s New Horror Movie “Tusk” Looks Kinda Silly

July 26, 2014

I can hear the pitch meeting now…

It’s Misery meets Human Centipede but the guy gets turned into a Walrus!

Here’s the trailer via Entertainment Weekly.

You may notice that Haley Joel Osment has put on a few pounds. Wow.

BuzzFeed Fires Reporter for Plagiarism

July 26, 2014

BuzzFeed is kind of like Wikipedia. You can read it for fun but you don’t want to cite it as a source in an academic paper.

This weekend, they fired Benny Johnson who was one of their political reporters after it was pointed out to them that Johnson had committed numerous acts of plagiarism.

BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith released a statement today…

Editor’s Note: An Apology To Our Readers

Starting this Wednesday, Twitter users began pointing out instances in which a BuzzFeed writer, Benny Johnson, had lifted phrases and sentences from other websites.

After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny’s posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites. Benny is a friend, colleague, and, at his best, a creative force, but we had no choice other than letting him go.

We owe you, our readers, an apology. This plagiarism is a breach of our fundamental responsibility to be honest with you — in this case, about who wrote the words on our site. Plagiarism, much less copying unchecked facts from Wikipedia or other sources, is an act of disrespect to the reader. We are deeply embarrassed and sorry to have misled you. Benny’s editors — I, Katherine Miller, John Stanton, Shani Hilton, and McKay Coppins — bear real responsibility.

Read the rest here.

This doesn’t make a difference to wise people who take everything BuzzFeed publishes with a grain of salt but it’s sending shock waves through the online media world.

Gawker seems to be enjoying the schadenfreude more than anyone.

Dem Rep Says Obama Will Give Amnesty to Millions Through Executive Order

July 26, 2014

Illinois Democrat Luis Gutiérrez appeared on MSNBC Friday and said he was meeting with officials at the White House that day. The subject? Amnesty for millions through executive order.

Gutiérrez could be lying or exaggerating but is it really that hard to believe?

Via National Review.


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