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Sunday, February 01, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Left is Slowly Devouring Itself
Lots of mail for this one. Says it will make your brain sparkle.
Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016
— so now what?

Think of Hillary, then make a choice.
How Penn State Beat The Sandusky Rap
We were wondering how this happened.
Intercepted Russian bomber was carrying a
nuclear missile over the Channel

Putin is a very busy man.
Chickens come home to roost for de Blasio
Makes you wonder if this guy is going to make it.
Tom Brady Cannot Stop
Something to do while you wait for the Super Bowl.
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

The Bandwidth Beast, exhausted and drowning in math anxiety, prepares for this year's LCom Fund Raiser in which he will attempt to remove unwanted tenants from a bad purchase....
the Grande Budapet Hotel.
The fun starts tomorrow.

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Chickens come home
to roost for deBlasio
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 2/1/2015 7:29:17 AM     Post Reply
For Mayor de Blasio, last week was one he’d like to forget. It started with brickbats over a botched plan for a blizzard that fizzled, and it was all downhill from there.By the end, he was battling something more pernicious than either Mother Nature or Gov. Cuomo. That would be political allies whose actions point up once again the dangers of his radical anti-police agenda.In a decision that earned City Hall and its lawyers a rare but justified outburst from top cop Bill Bratton, de Blasio’s team wrote a check to a machete-wielding thug who was shot by cops after

Falklands on HIGH ALERT:
Hundreds of British troops sent
to Islands to boost security
Daily Express [UK], by Marco Giannangeli    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 6:35:44 AM     Post Reply
They are part of a force of more than 1,000 soldiers being prepared for duty in the south Atlantic and will be sent out in five tranches of 150 to 300. They will include members of the Royal Artillery and 3 Commando, Royal Marines, with each group staying on the islands for three to six weeks. Military chiefs are mounting a series of “high readiness reinforcement” exercises to plug a strategic gap until the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is operational in 2020. Senior military sources say the war games will be “low profile” as part of a commitment to ensure the UK

The Surprising Power of
Blue-State Republicans
New York Times, by Nate Cohn    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/1/2015 6:32:16 AM     Post Reply
There is a basic mystery at the heart of modern Republican presidential politics. The party’s voters, despite electing conservatives to the House and Senate, have repeatedly chosen relatively moderate nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, in the primaries. With the 2016 campaign underway, and candidates positioning themselves for money, endorsements and staff, the establishment of the party is again at the center of the conversation. Even though Mr. Romney said on Friday that he had decided not to pursue the nomination, a third Bush seems poised to run, and has suggested he will not bow down to conservative activists.



Tom Brady Cannot Stop
New York Times, by Mark Libovich    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 2/1/2015 6:31:09 AM     Post Reply
Last July, a few weeks before the New England Patriots started training camp, I got a call from Donald Yee, the agent in Los Angeles who has represented Tom Brady since he entered the N.F.L. in 2000. It had been four years since I first told Yee that I was interested in writing about Brady, even though I typically cover politics. I grew up in the Boston suburbs, rooted for the Patriots as a kid and even possessed vague memories of watching the team play at Fenway Park, one of their homes before they settled into the nowhereland of Foxborough,

Intercepted Russian bomber was carrying
a nuclear missile over the Channel
Daily Express [UK], by Marco Giannangeli    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 6:27:41 AM     Post Reply
RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday after two long-range TU-95 “Bear” bombers were detected flying over the English Channel. The incident was last night described as “yet another in a series of deliberately provocative” measures by President Vladimir Putin which confirmed that Nato’s status had moved firmly from “rival to adversary”. Sources within the Ministry of Defence last night revealed that one of the two long-range bombers was carrying at least one air-dropped “seek and find"d nuclear warhead-carrtying missile, designed to seek and destroy a Vanguard submarine. Both Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Democrats look to Clyburn
to help with 2016 turnout
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 6:13:40 AM     Post Reply
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn has been called on by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to help turn around the Democratic Party’s poor showing in the fall elections. Clyburn, D-S.C., last week was named chairman of the 11-member House Democratic Outreach & Engagement Task Force. The goal is to energize voters heading toward 2016. A key selling point will be this year’s 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and trying to attract minorities to come back stronger at the polls. Clyburn is the highest-ranking black member of Congress. While the focus is boosting the national turnout, Democrats are especially smarting in the

´Obama Needed to Put on His Big
Boy Pants and Welcome Netanyahu´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Cynthia Blank    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 5:58:34 AM     Post Reply
Senior political analyst Brit Hume spoke on Fox News this weekend about the uproar surrounding Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu´s impending speech before the United States Congress. According to Hume, the situation is a "regular mess, which possibly could have been avoided if the Speaker of the House of Representatives had notified the White House of the invitation." John Boehner raised eyebrows two weeks ago when he announced that Netanyahu had accepted his invitation to address a rare joint session of Congress--an invitation extended without consulting Democratic leaders in Congress or the White House. Boehner defended the action, saying Congress has every right, as



Disgruntled Netanyahu Employee
Rushes to Family´s Defense
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Cynthia Blank    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 5:54:33 AM     Post Reply
A former employee of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu´s wife Sarah, who sued the Netanyahu family in 2014, is now coming to its defense in the wake of her latest media scandal: "bottlegate." Victor Saraga, who served as Sarah Netanyahu´s driver for five years, signed a statement Saturday entitled "The Truth Behind the Slanders against the Netanyahu Family," Channel Two News reported. Saraga recently sued the Prime Minister´s Residence for degrading treatment and received a settlement of 150,000 shekels ($37,500) However, in this deposition, circulated by the law firm Avitan Ben Shimol, Saraga sided with the Netanyahus, stating, "My client cannot stand by, despite

End of monarchy´s 80-year love
affair with Corgis: Queen against
introducing any new dogs to Buckingham
Palace ´because she is worried
about tripping over them and
injuring herself´
Daily Mail (UK), by Thomas Burrows    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/1/2015 5:40:10 AM     Post Reply
They have been a fixture of the British monarchy since their introduction in 1933. But now the Queen - who is known to be inseparable from her beloved Corgis - has decided against introducing any new dogs to Buckingham Palace. She no longer replaces the pets as they die and, as she gets older, she is worried about tripping over the small dogs. Scroll down for video -It comes after the Queen declined the offer of two puppies from her granddaughter Princess Beatrice. She asked her grandmother if she would like two of four Norfolk terriers, born to her own

What Happened to Alberto Nisman?
New Yorker, by Jonathan Blitzer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 5:35:53 AM     Post Reply
On January 18th, just before midnight, an Argentine state prosecutor named Alberto Nisman turned up dead in his apartment. The cause of death was a shot to the head, fired from a .22-calibre pistol that the prosecutor had borrowed from his assistant the day before. Nisman told his assistant that an Argentine spy had warned him that his life was in danger. The two main doors to the apartment were locked, and several bodyguards had been standing watch outside. Analysis of a third passageway, a small nook used to gain access to the apartment’s air-conditioning unit, revealed a footprint and

Scott Walker surging, Hillary Clinton
dominating new Iowa poll
Washington Examiner (DC), by Kelly Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/1/2015 5:31:25 AM     Post Reply
Don’t look now, but Gov. Scott Walker is becoming a presidential favorite. While the Wisconsin Republican seems to be surging in a new poll of Iowans, he has close competition in other GOP possibles in the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. Walker is leading the Republican race with 15 percent, up from just four percent in the same poll done in October. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul stands at 14 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 10 percent. The poll also found that Bush’s appeal is slipping; 46 percent of Republicans viewed him favorably, compared to 43



We need a president
who believes in America
Washington Examiner [DC], by Jim Gilmore    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 5:27:20 AM     Post Reply
If there’s anything we’ve learned in six years of President Obama’s administration it’s that he doesn’t like us or trust us very much, and that he believes we’re not very smart. We need to replace him with a president who believes in America. The president is a liberal and that means he believes in government, not the individual. For example, three years ago he said, “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you

A Labour government under Ed
Miliband would be a ´catastrophe´
for Britain, warns Boots chief
Daily Mail [UK], by Tom McTague    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/1/2015 5:26:22 AM     Post Reply
Ed Miliband was under mounting pressure today after a series of attacks over his leadership and a stark warning a leading business chief that he would be a ´catastrophe´ for Britain. Boots boss Stefano Pessina said the Labour leader´s plans were ´not helpful for business, not helpful for the country and in the end it probably won´t be helpful for them´. Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander this morning hit back at the growing criticism of Mr Miliband - dismissing the ´rubbish´ attacks and blaming newspapers for being anti Labour. Mr Pessina, who oversaw the £46 million merger of Alliance Boots with American

How Penn State Beat The Sandusky Rap
Daily Beast, by Jack Holmes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 5:23:40 AM     Post Reply
On January 16, 2015, lawyers from the NCAA reached an agreement to remove all sanctions it placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, which implicated prominent university officials in a cover-up of Sandusky’s crimes. The complete termination of sanctions came as a surprise. The NCAA had in September 2014 agreed to reduce some of the penalties, like lifting the football program’s postseason ban, but kept in place a financial fine and the deletion of more than 100 wins under coach Joe Paterno. There was never much dispute that Penn State had to take some responsibility for what had

No, there shouldn’t be a law
Washington Times, by Fingers Malloy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/1/2015 5:16:31 AM     Post Reply
I call them the Busybody Brigade (The BB for short). The Left’s army of activists who look for problems that don’t actually exist, and solve them with restrictions that don’t actually work. Their motto: “There should be a law….” They are meddlesome. They are relentless. And they are on a quest to influence almost every decision you make, from sunrise to sunset. It’s all in an attempt to “better the collective” and control your life. Let them, help you. After all, it takes a village. The BB is alive and well in Seattle, where a new ordinance on the books sets rules on what



Victorious Kurds Ask
U.S. for Promised Guns
Bloomberg View, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 5:13:30 AM     Post Reply
With the victory this week over Islamic State forces at Kobani, Syria, one might think that the U.S. and Iraqi governments would be looking to increase shipments of armaments to the Iraqi Kurdish forces fighting on the ground. But according to the Kurd overseeing much of the ground campaign in Northern Iraq, his Peshmerga units are facing a shortage of ammunition and guns just at the moment they have turned the tide against the jihadists. In an exclusive interview from a command center on the Iraq-Syria border, Masrour Barzani, the chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, told me his forces have

Romney Bows Out, MSNBC Hardest Hit
Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/1/2015 5:09:45 AM     Post Reply
In his second presidential debate in 2012, Republican Mitt Romney awkwardly referred to his “binders full of women” and left-wing media decided it had a game-changing meme on their hands. Had this been a Democrat, this innocuous phrase would have been quickly forgotten. For examples, see almost everything said by Joe Biden for the past six years. Of course, there was an election to win and a narrative to push (War on women!) and thus the comments became “viral.” The phrase hounded Romney the remainder of the campaign, and MSNBC, which was in full-on Obama spokesman mode, ran the clip constantly

The Administration´ Epidemic Speech Tic
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/1/2015 5:09:01 AM     Post Reply
Except for Buenos Aires and the Upper East Side of New York, my corner of Washington, D.C. has the highest ratio of psychiatrists and psychologists per neurasthenic in the world. We also have the country’s most successful independent bookstore, where the shrinks, lawyers and political geniuses that populate our neighborhood hawk their books to each other. And me. Well, I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks to add to the collection, which is taking over all four floors of our house. Having been mesmerized by the Food Section review of Elizabeth Warren’s latest, Sioux Sous Vide in this week’s

The Life of Kenji Goto
Atlantic Wire, by Matt Schiavenza    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 5:02:47 AM     Post Reply
A video purportedly released by the Islamic State on Saturday appeared to show the beheading of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist whom militants had captured in Syria and held hostage. The death of Goto came one week after ISIS executed Haruna Yukawa, a fellow Japanese citizen who had traveled to Syria as a private security contractor. The two murders followed ISIS demands of $200 million in ransom from the Japanese government, as well as the release of Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi, a woman imprisoned in Jordan for her role in a 2005 failed suicide bombing. Goto´s kidnapping elicited much interest in Japan.

A few good men
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 4:59:29 AM     Post Reply
Despite what Jack Nicholson told us in “A Few Good Men,” we can handle the truth. And, like Tom Cruise, we also think we’re entitled to the answers. We’re talking about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whom the Taliban traded last May for five of their own militants then at Gitmo. All these months later, the Army still won’t tell us what Americans want to know: Did he desert his post and get some of his fellow soldiers killed, as the men who served with him say he did? Last week, the story returned to the headlines after reports the Army was going to


I interviewed Bashar al-Assad
about Syria’s civil war. He’s
still too delusional to end it.
Washington Post, by Jonathan Tepperman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 4:55:02 AM     Post Reply
In recent weeks, Western governments have begun subtly shifting their positions on Syria. The Obama administration seems to have quietly dropped its demand that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition of peace talks. Instead, reports suggest it has embraced proposals that would allow Assad to be part of an interim deal. The new approach implies that the White House and its allies believe that the Syrian president might be open to a compromise that could end his country’s four-year civil war. I met with Assad on Jan. 20 in Damascus — his first interview by an American journalist since 2013.

Obama, Netanyahu and Iran:
Why Israel´s leader won´t
back down on Congress speech
Fox News, by Zev Chafets    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/1/2015 4:47:35 AM     Post Reply
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited by House Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress. It will be an occasion for Netanyahu to deliver his views on the nuclear deal with Iran that the White House and its European partners are attempting to craft. It is a deal Netanyahu does not like or trust. President Obama wants the speech canceled. He has made it clear that he won’t meet with Netanyahu. His senior officials are telling journalists, off the record, that a speech by Bibi could wreck Israeli-American relations, leave the Jewish state friendless and veto-less

Michael Moore’s Long
Tradition of Defaming Heroes
Townhall, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 4:40:02 AM     Post Reply
The “military hero as coward” motif has a long tradition with Michael Moore. But his earlier oinkings in this regard--well before the release of American Sniper-- were aimed at much safer targets. “Wimps,” writes Moore in Downsize This. “These Cuban exiles, for all their chest-thumping and terrorism, are really just a bunch of wimps—that’s right: Wimps.” In a manner that would instantly arouse and mobilize the politically–correct police (were it any minority group except overwhelmingly Republican Cuban-Americans) Moore was dissing Cuban-Americans in general but singling out the Bay of Pigs freedom-fighters for special spite and scorn. “Ex-Cubans with a yellow

The Left is Slowly Devouring Itself
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/1/2015 4:35:27 AM     Post Reply
If you’ve ever wondered “What the Hell Does ‘Politically Correct’ Mean?” and would like to hear the Marxist origins of the phrase, and how it mutated into one of the catchphrases of the 1990s until today, Jesse Walker has you covered at Reason. Everyone on the right knows what it’s like to argue with someone who´s been infected by the PC virus, a “word fetish,” as novelist John C. Wright dubs it, in pungent terms. “What the Leftist does in debate is utter his idiot word fetishes and slogans with the sneering hauteur of a card player displaying his trump

The letters NHS stand for a litany
of blame, waste and pessimism
Telegraph [UK], by Charles Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/1/2015 4:25:24 AM     Post Reply
Fifty years ago yesterday, along with hundreds of thousands of others, I watched Winston Churchill’s body pass through London. We were on a balcony in Whitehall. I was eight years old. Everything was military. The route was lined by servicemen. The coffin, wrapped in the Union flag, lay on a gun carriage. All this was fitting, of course, for the man who had served in the Army, run the Navy and then led us to victory in our greatest war. But the problems with which all Churchill’s successors have had to wrestle have – thank goodness – been chiefly those of

Super Bowl comeback: Referee returns
from health scare to the big game
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/1/2015 4:20:11 AM     Post Reply
With so much controversy surrounding this year´s Super Bowl, even more eyes will be focused on the head referee. But the man with the job has already faced a much bigger challenge -- one that almost cost him his life, CBS News´ Teri Okita reports from Glendale, Arizona. "I got home from working out, just bent over to pick up a blanket off the floor, and it felt like somebody had stuck two knives in my back," said NFL referee Bill Vinovich. That pain was a sudden tear in his heart called an "aortic dissection." It´s a condition that is often

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