Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Big Brexit

Zero Hedge has the running results and - oh boy - it's going to be a nailbiter.  Some bellwether cities have reported results and they are leaning towards "Leave" which has sent the British Pound into a tailspin.

Extra - Did this guy singlehandedly make the case for Brexit?  I think so!

Immigration policy blocked by Supreme Court

In this story, I'm with Ace:
Four liberals voting in lockstep, yet again.

Doesn't matter what the issue is -- they're not voting on the law. They're just supporting their socialist team.
The crux of the case was that the executive branch's "enforcement discretion" did not allow the White House to hand out work permits; that is something only Congress can enact.  But Captain YOLO - who once told crowds (correctly) he couldn't take this action without legislation - went ahead with his phone and pen.

I would have liked to read the opinions of the judges, revealing their Constitutional basis for siding with this executive overreach.  But, alas, we were only given a one-sentence ruling.  Oh well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The conspiracy to keep you poor

The government needs money, so if there are businesses that expand consumer freedom but reduce government income - well, that thing must be destroyed.

We're in the best of hands

Sometimes I read the news and say: "This can't possibly be true."  But it is.  Patterico: "AG Lynch: Well, Yes, Omar Mateen’s Wife Disappeared Right Out From Under Our Nose."

State Department disables email security for the Queen

Unbelievable.  Associated Press: "Emails: State Dept. scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server."
State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government's own systems, according to emails released Wednesday.
The emails were released under court order Wednesday to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has sued the State Department over access to public records related to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's service as the nation's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013.
The emails, reviewed by The Associated Press, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton's private server.
And then, a couple of weeks after the State Department scramble, with security disabled - surprise! - the Clinton server was hit by a hack attack.  Not to worry: there's no "evidence" the hack was successful...or a failure, either.

Extra - Red State: "For the convenience on one elderly harridan, the entire email system of the State Department was made more vulnerable to foreign penetration."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It'd be a shame if something happened to your business

Kimberly Strassel in the WSJ: "The Speech Intimidation Game - The left plays rough to shut down conservative ideas—as Visa and Coke learned the hard way."

Monday, June 20, 2016

Justice 1, Justice 0

Story of the day via MassLive: "Air Jordans sale arranged through Facebook turns into robbery."  "Justice McDonald on Monday admitted instead of selling a "customer" some bargain-priced Air Jordans he robbed him in Holyoke."

Justice will be served...on a metal tray at the county jail.

Worst Mad Libs ever

Fox News: "FBI, DOJ release new, full transcript of Orlando shooter's 911 call."

Seriously, who did they think they were fooling?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Save the Constitution

The Federalist: "Do Democrats Care About The Constitution Anymore? It Sure Doesn’t Look Like It"
The Constitution limits power and thus often gets in the way of Left’s notions of equality, redistribution, social reconstruction, and safety. These days, the only two inalienable rights in the founding document are abortion and gay marriage. The rest — self-defense, speech, due process—is all up for debate and modification.
I've titled a lot of posts "The Left hates free speech" because they're very comfortable trying to muzzle free speech, whether through overturning Citizens United or prosecuting Exxon for global warming heresy.  This morning on "Face the Nation", Dianne Feinstein averred that a new gun-control proposal that completely violates due process is kosher because - hey - you can go to an appeals court to have your Constitutional rights restored.

Isn't that nice of our tyrannical overlords?

That's the narrative they're sticking with

Jonah Goldberg has a good article: "Why Can’t the Left Distinguish Conservative Christians from Islamic Terrorists?"  "It desperately wants the Orlando tragedy to fit its pre-existing narrative."

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Red flags everywhere

Fox News: "Timeline of terror: Missed warning signs of Orlando radical worry experts."
As officials investigate whether others may have been involved in the attack, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded, lawmakers are trying to find out how the 29-year-old slipped through the cracks.

He was on an FBI watch list twice, reported to authorities by a fearful co-worker, raised alarms at Disney World earlier this year and made a Florida gun shop owner nervous enough to alert police.
The owner of the gun shop called the cops after this guy tried to buy body armor and bulk ammo and nobody in law enforcement said: "hey, this guy has been on our list before."  Nope.  So, as Ace notes, clearly the answer is to restrict Constitutional rights and expand the government - just like always:
This is why I've come to hate gun control laws. These laws are largely buck-passing excuses for lapses by the government. The government, as usual, fails cataclysmically, then begins nattering that it's not its fault it f----ed up for the billionth time; it just needs laws further stripping citizens of more rights, then it'll get its act together. Swearsies.
Just a few dollars more.

Update - Jim Geraghty: "Parade of the red flags."

I have to stop going on vacation

I don't go on extended vacations very often, but when I do, bad things happen.  The last week-long vacation I took, the Boston Bombing occurred.  This time it was Orlando.  I was trying to avoid the news but it was hard when I saw a "Our Hearts are with Orlando" signs in Canada.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Blog on hiatus

I'm taking some time for a personal matter.  Here's a video of a husky who wants a bath:

"Bret, I've been very consistent in my lies about this"

Twitchy: "Tireless fighter Hillary Clinton continues to bob and weave over emails, FBI investigation."

Hill gave an interview to Fox News and - miracle of miracles - Bret Baier finally asked the question I've been waiting to hear for months:
BAIER: "Secretary Clinton, you said you sent or received nothing that was marked classified. But you did sign a nondisclosure agreement, an NDA, in 2009 that said markings don’t matter whether it’s marked or unmarked. Do you remember signing that?"

CLINTON: "No, I do not. But the fact is, nothing that I sent or received was marked classified and nothing has been demonstrated to contradict that.
Here's the thing: the whole "marked classified" is a complete red herring and Baier is correct when he says that security policy is "markings don't matter."  That's exactly the point of the State Department NDA which, of course, Hillary has to claim she didn't sign.  But she did.

Dementia or law-breaking?  You make the call!

Extra - Newsbusters: "Unlike the Networks, FNC’s Bret Baier and CNN’s Anderson Cooper Bring the Heat Against Hillary."

Scratch Al Gore and you'll find a tyrant

Hit and Run: "Free Speech and Climate Change Skepticism: Meet the people who want to throw global warming deniers in jail."

Monday, June 06, 2016

More nukes

Watts Up with That: "Scientific American joins the Push for Emission Free Nuclear Power."

Aside from hydroelectric, nuclear is the only reliable power source that produces zero emissions.  In fact, it's a little known fact that nuclear power releases less radioactive material into the atmosphere than coal, which contains trace radioactive isotopes.