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MUSIC BREAK: Three Bands From Scotland

September 19, 2014

So Scotland decided to stay with the UK. Forget the politics, let’s just enjoy some music from Scotland.

Here’s Big Country with their hit song… Big Country.

There are two more below.

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About Kevin Smith’s New Movie “Tusk”

September 19, 2014

Back in July, I dismissed this movie as silly but I have to admit now… I kinda want to see it.

The premise: An evil old man turns a younger man into a walrus.

Sonny Bunch of the Free Beacon says Kevin Smith has lost his mind and he may be right but that only makes me more intrigued.

Reddit has a thread going about the movie because it premiered today, don’t go there unless you want to read spoilers.

In the meantime, here’s the official trailer. Have I lost my mind for wanting to see this?

AP Washington Bureau Chief Says Obama is Blocking Information From the Press

September 19, 2014

Most transparent administration ever.

You know what? I get bored pointing out all the ways that Obama is worse than everything the left hated about Bush, I really do. But sometimes everyone needs to be reminded…

8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information

1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.

2) The White House once fought to get cameramen, photographers and reporters into meetings the president had with foreign leaders overseas. That access has become much rarer. Think about the message that sends other nations about how the world’s leading democracy deals with the media: Keep them out and let them use handout photos.

3) Guantanamo: The big important 9/11 trial is finally coming up. But we aren’t allowed to see most court filings in real time — even of nonclassified material. So at hearings, we can’t follow what’s happening. We don’t know what prosecutors are asking for, or what defense attorneys are arguing.

READ IT ALL.

If a Republican did just half of the things Obama does on a regular basis, not only would it be nightly headline news, the left would be calling him or her an enemy of the United States.

Secret Emails Reveal The Left’s Contempt For Hillary Clinton

September 18, 2014

Uh oh…

I believe this is what the media calls a political civil war when it happens to Republicans.

Alexandra Jaffe of The Hill…

Left blasts Clinton in secret emails

Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

The critical messages about the former first lady show that she has a long way to go to assuage skepticism from influential voices on the left.

The Hill reviewed hundreds of emails from a progressive members only Google group called the “Gamechanger Salon,” a forum where nearly 1,500 activists, strategists and journalists debate issues and craft messaging campaigns.

The group includes prominent Democrats, Sierra Club officials, journalists who work for The Huffington Post and The Nation magazine, senior union representatives, leaders at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the president of NARAL.

In the emails spanning over a year — starting in June 2013 through July of this year — frustration with Clinton is evident.

Clinton’s too much of a hawk, too cozy with Wall Street, hasn’t spoken out enough on climate change, and will be subject to personal questions and criticisms, members of the group stated in the emails.

The existence of the group was reported earlier this year by the conservative outlet MediaTrackers.org, but this is the first time the emails have become public.

Don’t fret, progressives. You’ll always have Bernie Sanders.

SURPRISE! Feds Can’t Find Connection Between Chris Christie and Bridgegate

September 18, 2014

It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying.

NBC News in New York reported…

After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.

The September 2013 closures — where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters — has been the subject of several federal and state investigations.

Of course, finding out the truth in this story was never the goal.

The left, aided by their allies in media, were just trying to poison the well for Christie. They’ve attempted the exact same thing with Rand Paul and Rick Perry.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air adds this point…

Does this make Christie a winner in Bridgegate? Well, that might be a stretch, but he’s not going to be the big loser in it. Had his critics just stuck to focusing on his executive skills and lack of control in his office this scandal might have hurt, but the hysteria of blowing up Bridgegate into a Watergate-scale scandal created a bubble that popped in their faces. Hardly anyone has remained interested in this story at all over the last several months except MSNBC … which makes the leak to NBC New York a little ironic.

The worst part of this is that the damage to Christie has been done.

Liberals wanted to damage Chris Christie and they achieved their goal. No journalistic retractions will change the public’s mind now that he, unlike Obama, has been linked to scandal.

Republicans Make Huge Gains In Public Approval Ratings, Media Hardest Hit

September 18, 2014

Gallup reported some really bad news for Democrats today…

Americans’ views of the Democratic and Republican parties are now similar, mainly because of their more positive ratings of the GOP. Since bottoming out at 28% last fall during the government shutdown, Americans’ opinions of the Republican Party have grown more positive and are nearly back to pre-shutdown levels. Over the same time period, ratings of the Democratic Party have generally held steady.

William Jacobson calls this a good sign for November…

Of course, the media is doing everything it can to downplay the significance of this.

Noah Rothman of Hot Air writes…

This is nothing but good news for Republicans and nothing but bad news for Democrats. So, how did the mainstream press report this shocking development?

“Democrats, Republicans Equally Unpopular,” read a US News and World Report headline.

“Republicans and Democrats are now in the same rocky boat. The GOP has caught up with its opposition in favorability ratings, but neither side has much to brag about,” Kenneth Walsh wrote. “The latest Gallup poll, released Thursday, finds that neither major party is very popular, but they are now roughly at parity after a lengthy period in which polls showed a considerable Democratic advantage.”

So, the collapse of the Democratic brand and the rebirth of the GOP’s is bad news for everyone? Sure thing.

What about Politico? “Dems, GOP in unfavorability tie,” their headline read.

“Americans have had a net negative view of both parties for much of the past four years,” their dispatch read. “Despite their party’s slightly worse rating, the survey is perhaps better news for Republicans, who have largely rebounded from the their [sic] public relations disaster during the October 2013 government shutdown.”

…”perhaps?”

Of course. If there’s one thing the age of Obama has proved definitively, it’s that our supposed watchdog media is actively rooting for one team while trying to thwart the other.

Even Democrats Don’t Like Debbie Wasserman Schultz

September 18, 2014

Which presents kind of a big problem since she’s the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Does this count as part of the War on Women?

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters.

The perception of critics is that Wasserman Schultz spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats win. This includes using meetings with DNC donors to solicit contributions for her own PAC and campaign committee, traveling to uncompetitive districts to court House colleagues for her potential leadership bid and having DNC-paid staff focus on her personal political agenda.

She’s become a liability to the DNC, and even to her own prospects, critics say.

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.

Elizabeth Warren Thinks It’s “Fair” to Compare Israel To Nazis

September 17, 2014

If you needed further proof that Anti-Semitism has become mainstream on the left, here you go.

John Hinderaker of Powerline…

Elizabeth Warren: It’s “Fair” to Compare Israel to Nazis

What does it take to be a left-wing icon in today’s America? There are multiple elements, but one requirement is a visceral hostility to Israel. That hostility was on display when Warren appeared at Tufts, I believe earlier today. A member of the audience said:

Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them.

This received thunderous applause, in the midst of which Warren responded, “I think that’s fair.” You have to see the clip to fully appreciate the exchange:

If you want to know the truth about Elizabeth Warren, visit ElizabethWarrenWiki.org

New York Times Rings The Alarm Bell For Democrats

September 17, 2014

You know things are bad for Democrats when the New York Times is forced to admit it…

G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both houses of Congress in the midterm elections.

A deeply unpopular Republican Party is nonetheless gaining strength heading into the midterms, as the American public’s frustration with Mr. Obama has manifested itself in low ratings for his handling of foreign policy and terrorism.

The generic ballot question, which measures national sentiment for the House of Representatives vote, shows a notable swing of voters toward the Republican Party and away from Democrats. Voters’ dissatisfaction with their own representatives has hit a high as nearly two-thirds say they are ready to throw their own representatives out of office.

Voters trust Republicans over Democrats to handle the economy, terrorism and foreign policy.

Two notes for the Times…

It’s GOP, not G.O.P.

And if Republicans are so “deeply unpopular” why are they polling so well?

DOWN TWINKLES – Occupy Wall Street Leaders Sue Each Other For CASH

September 17, 2014

It turns out the Occupy movement – which we were told was a completely organic grass roots organization – had organizers who are now suing each other for big bucks.

Via BuzzFeed…

The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.

The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.

500,000 dollars? I thought the Occupy movement didn’t care about money.

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