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MUSIC BREAK – THE PIXIES

July 19, 2014

The Pixies were a staple of late 80′s early 90′s music and I’ve always been a fan.

Here are three of their classic songs.

HERE COMES YOUR MAN

There are two more below.

Read more…

Comprehensive Immigration Reform…

July 19, 2014

BigFurHat of iOwntheworld is better at explaining Obama than Obama…

Meet The New Cult, Same As The Old Cult

July 19, 2014

Having learned absolutely nothing after putting their faith in the cult of personality around Barack Obama, the progressive base of the Democratic Party is now doing the exact same thing with Elizabeth Warren.

As Allahpundit says…

It’s not a presidential campaign in America anymore until someone puts their progressive hero-worship for a Clinton challenger to music.

I sure hope you haven’t eaten in a while…

Somewhere in America right now, someone is writing a song about Elizabeth Warren to be sung by a group of starry-eyed children. Count on it.

Stacy McCain is a Man Who Solves Problems

July 19, 2014

Several years ago I was surfing the web one day when I came across this piece by Stacy McCain.

I emailed him to let him know how much I enjoyed reading it and he wrote me back almost right away. Ever since then, I’ve enjoyed reading The Other McCain and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Stacy in person a few times. He’s even funnier in person if you can believe it and he’s a great guy. He always knows where the action is, he knows absolutely everyone and he’s a terrific writer.

I owe Stacy a debt of gratitude for being encouraging of my writing/blogging when I started and for linking me more than I link him.

Getting back on point, Stacy is a man who solves problems and he’s come up with a peaceful workaround for the current conflict in Gaza…

My Nobel Peace Prize Gaza Plan

Twenty billion dollars — by my calculations, that’s what it would cost to solve the problem of the Gaza Strip.

The population of Gaza is estimated at slightly more than 1.8 million people. So if we figure $10,000 for every man, woman and child in Gaza, that’s $18,000,000,000, give or take a few hundred million dollars. Add $2 billion for administrative expenses.

The price of a round-trip commercial airline ticket from Tel Aviv to New York, Chicago or Los Angeles is about $2,000. So the cost of transporting the entire population of Gaza to the United States would be less than $4 billion. (Even though these would be one-way trips, you’d have to pay round-trip fare to cover the cost of sending empty planes back to Tel Aviv to pick up more Palestinians.)

Having spent $4,000,000,000 to fly 1.8 million Palestinians from Gaza to America, we would then give the head of each family a check for $8,000 for every man, woman and child. “Mom, dad and three kids? Here’s your check for $40,000. Welcome to America!”

You must read the whole thing.

The Week in Review at College Insurrection

July 19, 2014

It was Hitting the Iceberg Week at College Insurrection.

Via Legal Insurrection…

Unfortunately, there may not be enough lifeboats for everyone.

You may be wondering why higher education is going down so quickly. Here are some clues…

Maybe we should stop stoking the flames of resentment.

Please pay no attention to the politician talking about income inequality.

Higher education has real problems to worry about.

Updates on Israel…

What’s going on in Texas?

And Ohio…

From the department of Religious Studies…

The week in stupid news…

War on women…

Rape culture update…

Who deserves more help?

Ted Kennedy Left Mary Jo Kopechne to Die 45 Years Ago Today

July 18, 2014

Here in Massachusetts, Chappaquiddick is a subject that gets discussed in different ways, depending on the company you’re in at the time.

Unless you’re a dyed in the wool liberal, in which case you never talk about it at all.

One thing is for sure, Ted Kennedy got away with letting a a young woman who wasn’t his wife drown in a car he crashed while driving drunk on a suspended license. The only reason that he got away with it is because he was a Kennedy. They were considered American royalty at the time and they pretty much did whatever they wanted with no fear of repercussions from the press or law enforcement.

Ace of Spades HQ points to a series of tweets that tell the entire story in a timeline…

READ IT ALL.

Instapundit has linked a vintage Harvard Lampoon parody ad for Volkswagen that made a lot of people angry at the time…

Funny how Ted Kennedy never figures into the War on Women, huh?

Democrat Mark Dayton is for Minnesta

July 18, 2014

And by Minnesta I mean Minnesota.

Ladies and gentlemen, the governor of Minnesta…

Good thing he’s not a Republican, right media?

Wink.

I Wonder if The Obamas Will See Any Illegal Immigrants on Martha’s Vineyard?

July 18, 2014

Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner notes that Obama is really racking up the vacation days. By the way, when was the last time you had a vacation?

Obama will hit 141 vacation days with Martha’s Vineyard holiday

It’s going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, as plans take shape for a 16-day August break on Martha’s Vineyard at a 10-acre forested estate in the southwestern corner of the island.

According to locals, President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the well-equipped, 8,100-square-foot beachfront home of a Democratic donor, a new address for their annual Vineyard vacation that will require wiring for security and communications. The estate is valued at $12 million.

Once done, the trip will raise Obama’s total vacation days to 141, split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home.

Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days.

Obama supporters will be quick to point out that George W. Bush took a lot of vacation time but 1. He went to Crawford, Texas not Hawaii, Europe and Martha’s Vineyard. 2. Obama has the media on his side. George W. Bush was frequently called out for vacation time. In Obama’s case, the media looks the other way or treats it as normal and acceptable.

Getting back to my original question, do you think Barack, Michelle and the kids will come into contact with any illegal immigrants? I’m going to guess no.

I wonder why the Obamas aren’t vacationing in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Oh… right.

Krauthammer – The least Obama can do is make a damned decision for once in his life

July 17, 2014

Things got a little heated on Special Report tonight. As Juan Williams rushed to defend Obama’s decision to attend fundraisers while the world falls apart, Charles Krauthammer brought it, big time.

Via the Washington Free Beacon…

Oh, by the way…

This is a real tweet from Obama’s state department tonight…

The country is in the best of hands, folks.

Americans Were on Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine, Obama Heads to Fundraisers

July 17, 2014

By now, you’ve probably heard that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine…

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 33,000 feet (10,000 metres) when contact was lost.

An adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry told the Interfax news agency the Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members.

As well as the Britons, the victims included 154 Dutch, 45 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos and one Canadian.

Three infants are among the dead, and the nationalities of 41 passengers have yet to be verified. These are thought to include a number of Americans.

Our completely disengaged president made mention of this briefly before moving on to Joe Biden jokes.

Video via Hot Air…

He also made time to get a burger…

And then he was off to fundraisers which were, of course, closed to the press..

What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers?

A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No.

How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No.

Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip? No way.

Obviously our president believes that any change to his schedule is a sign of weakness (and God forbid our commander in chief appear weak).

If World War Three breaks out in the near future, let’s hope Obama is standing near a TV at the time so he hears about it.

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