If you’re a fan, I hope you like these songs. If you’re new to Waits, just listen.
EARTH DIED SCREAMING
There are more below.
Liberal fear of Scott Walker and their attempts to smear him are reaching comedic levels.
The latest manufactured outrage was that Scott Walker wanted the University of Wisconsin to stop reporting rapes or something. Of course, the story was completely wrong.
The feminist site Jezebel has major egg on its face over this.
The Daily Beast has published a full retraction.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Jim Treacher…
It was Student Government Week at College Insurrection.
Cross posted at Legal Insurrection…
It’s amazing what can disqualify someone from serving in student government these days.
- Was This UCLA Student Denied A Place In Student Government For Being Jewish?
- George Mason U. Student Govt Rep Loses Position for Opposing In-State Tuition for Illegals
It’s pretty clear that academia fears Scott Walker.
- U. Wisconsin Chancellor Lobbies Alumni Against Scott Walker
- U. Wisconsin Prof Offers Extra Credit for Attending Scott Walker Protest
What is going on at Wesleyan?
And Kent State?
- High Rates of Anti-Semitism Found on Campuses
- The Divestment Movement Could be an Endowment Killer
- Vanderbilt Prof Criticized for Anti-Israel Rant
A lesson for BDS activists.
College admissions news.
- More Students Are Applying Early for College Admissions
- Are Asian Americans Treated Fairly in College Admissions?
- Admission Secrets Exposed After University Of Texas Investigation
All leftism, all the time.
- Does Barnard College Think Diversity is More Important Than Language and Science?
- George Mason University Offers Course on Animal Rights and Feminism
- Campus Christian Clubs Struggle After Charges of Discrimination
Compare and contrast.
- KC Johnson Heckled at Ohio University for Presenting the Facts on Campus Rape
- The Age of Feelings and College Students Who Need to Grow Up
Free speech news.
- Student Newspapers Stolen at Hamilton College
- Why Progressivism is Bad for Free Speech on Campus
- North Dakota House of Representatives Sticks up for Free Speech on Campus
The higher ed bubble grows.
- Journalism Grads Face Rising Unemployment Rate
- 30% of Millennial College Grads Live with Their Parents
- Some Debt Ridden Colleges Are Making Quiet Promises to Investors
The Second Amendment on campus.
- University of Michigan-Dearborn Holds Campus Deer Cull
- This University Of Texas Professor Doesn’t Think They Need Guns On Campus
- Is The Cost Of Campus Carry In Texas Too High?
If I told you what I went through to get here yesterday, you wouldn’t believe me.
Here are some photos I took at Blog Bash.
This will be my only post tonight because I’m busy getting ready to leave for CPAC in the morning.
I’ll post updates and pictures from the conference throughout the weekend.
Here are some pictures from last year…
I’ll begin posting updates on Thursday night.
The same president who issues executive orders (something he said he wouldn’t do) like he was handing out autographs at a SOTU address has finally found a form of government overreach he just can’t abide.
Obama: Keystone pipeline bill ‘has earned my veto’
President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed by environmentalists as contributing to climate change.
“The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously,” Obama said in his veto message to the Senate. “But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto.”
It was only the third veto of his presidency, but likely to be the first in a series of vetoes as he parries a Republican-controlled Congress in the last two years of his presidency.
Of course, Obama’s reasons for the veto are total BS. He vetoed it because he’s beholden to environmental activists in the Democratic party’s base.
Also, on a more cynical note, what if Keystone went through and created tens of thousands of jobs? He can’t give the Republicans a win like that.
I can’t wait for the media to call Obama an obstructionist.
That’ll happen any day now, I’m sure.
Elizabeth Warren is fond of saying the game is rigged.
When it comes to foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation, she has a point.
Via the Washington Free Beacon…
There’s no comparison.
Ezra Klein thinks it’s reasonable to compare Obama Derangement Syndrome to Bush Derangement Syndrome. He’s wrong. In fact, the only thing he gets right in his entire column is the origin of the term Bush Derangement Syndrome…
In 2003, the conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer diagnosed a new affliction in some of George W. Bush’s fiercest critics. He described the condition as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” He called it Bush Derangement Syndrome.
He goes on…
Bush Derangement Syndrome was, in other words, a function of 9/11 and the Iraq War: it was an effort, often misguided, to explain how the worst terrorist attack in American history happened, and why the most puzzling war in American history was launched.
Obama Derangement Syndrome is different. It isn’t so much paranoia about President Obama’s policies as it is paranoia about the man himself — that he is, in some fundamental way, different, foreign, untrustworthy, even traitorous.
That’s a straight up lie. The exact opposite is true. Bush Derangement Syndrome was all about hatred of the man himself. Most liberals still don’t even accept Bush’s 2000 win as legitimate. Liberals may dislike George W. Bush’s policies but they hate the man and many of them have accused Bush of being a traitor.
What’s odd is that it is attached to a president whose presidency has been, in almost every respect, conventionally liberal. Bush Derangement Syndrome sought extraordinary explanations for extraordinary events; Obama Derangement Syndrome seeks extraordinary explanations for an ordinary presidency.
Obama’s presidency is not conventional in any way. No president before him has accrued so much debt. No president before Obama has championed legislation that directly impacts the American economy like Obamacare.
No president before Obama, with Nixon as a tepid example, has been so mired in corruption, the NSA, the IRS and Benghazi to name just a few which brings me to my final point.
Obama has many critics but for the most part he has the media, Hollywood and academia on his side. Bush had none of those. There is no comparison between the two.
In 2006, a movie called Death of a President fantasized about the assassination of Bush.
The film was even reviewed by the Washington Post, for which Ezra Klein used to work…
Bush ‘Assassination’ Film Makes Waves Across the Pond
Nearly every British newspaper on Friday carried photos of the “assassination” of President Bush — or, rather, the eerily realistic depiction of it from a new documentary-style television film that is causing an uproar in Britain.
The film, “Death of a President,” has been alternatively derided as a tasteless publicity grab and defended as a serious look at a plausible event that could have dramatic ramifications for the world.
Obama supporters can whine all they want.
Conservative criticism of Obama will never reach their unhinged level of hatred for Bush.
Rudy Giuliani used to be “America’s Mayor” but that was before he pointed out that the emperor has no clothes.
Ever since Giuliani questioned Obama’s love of America, a perfectly reasonable question in light of Obama’s own words and deeds, the liberal media has made Giuliani’s destruction their number one priority.
And because smart progressives never let a good crisis go to waste, they’re using their manufactured outrage to attack Scott Walker and other Republican hopefuls.
Video via Hot Air…