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Thursday, February 11, 2016


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Michael Bloomberg Meeting With Pollster Frank Luntz
About Possible White House Run

Things are looking very, very complicated.
Clinton allies grapple with crushing loss
There are things money can't buy.
Fiorina calls it quits, suspends campaign for president
A classy, stand-up lady who ran a great campaign.
Thank you, Carly. Next time....
Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited
from up to $750M in ObamaCare

One more reason to come here.
The gaping hole at the heart of Hillary Clinton’s campaign
As Churchill sniffed as he pushed away his dessert,
"This pudding has no theme."
Donald Trump Built A Juggernaut And Had The Media Pay For It
Charlie Hurt has figured it out.
Supreme Court halts Obama carbon emissions rule
Perhaps this will start a trend.
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The other big story of the day
American Thinker, by Silvio Canto, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2016 5:39:11 AM     Post Reply
Between Sanders and Trump, we saw a story that will have a "huge" (the word of the day) impact on the Obama presidency. Once again, The Supreme Court halted President Obama going around Congress. This is the story: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration´s strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration´s Clean Power Plan.

Abortion extremists looking
pretty stupid over that Doritos ad
American Thinker, by Ned Barnett    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/11/2016 5:27:06 AM     Post Reply
Reacting to Super Bowl ads, the radical pro-abortion group NARAL put their extremism on public display. Most of the ads were deemed sexist by this humorless group of control freaks, but they saved their special ire for the Doritos ad, which showed an about-to-be-born child reacting, in the womb, to his dad´s bag of Doritos. The ad was cute and funny, and it got the point across that everybody loves Doritos. However, NARAL saw it differently. In their tweet, they said: @NARAL #NotBuyingIt - that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as

How the Media Expectations Game
Manufactured Winners and Losers in New Hampshire
American Thinker, by Ned Barnett    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/11/2016 5:20:03 AM     Post Reply
In both politics and public relations, perception is reality -- and this was never truer than in the New Hampshire primary. The candidates, of course, can’t shape their own perceptions. Just as Wall Street analysts set expectations for public companies’ performance -- and those companies are stuck with what the analysts say -- candidates are saddled with expectations created by the media. To understand how the New Hampshire primary turned out, let’s consider the candidates’ performance -- not in absolute terms of votes or percentages, but in terms of what the chattering class’s conventional wisdom predicted. In other words, let’s look



Five Seats at the Final Table
American Thinker, by Fritz Pettyjohn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/11/2016 5:12:18 AM     Post Reply
There are five seats left at the Republican final table, with a total of 100 chips between them. Based on combining the results from Iowa and New Hampshire, and apportioning the chips of the dropouts according to the stated preferences of voters in the last Selzer poll, the remaining players sit down at the table with the following stakes: Trump 33, Cruz 26, Rubio 25, Kasich and Bush with 8 apiece. The two governors are soon to be departed, and similarly dividing their chips between the three leaders would yield the following result: Trump 35, Rubio 35, Cruz 30. If Cruz

The Four Types of Socialists
American Thinker, by Tom Trimko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/11/2016 5:08:34 AM     Post Reply
With the rise of socialist candidates in the New Hampshire voting, it’s probably useful to look at what types of people feel comfortable with socialism. There are 4 main types of people who believe in the false promises of socialism: 1) Politicians, like Bernie, and bureaucrats who think they can spend other peoples money better than the people who earned the money can. Bernie is the latest in a long line of liberals who believe that the people lack the ability to decide for themselves how they are to live. People like Bernie believe that the enlightened few, such as him, have a

The Bush and Trump Family Grudge Match
New Yorker, by Benjamin Wallace-Wells    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 4:43:57 AM     Post Reply
On the eve of the Republican primaries, a snowstorm covered New Hampshire, and the race rearranged itself along a forgotten axis: Jeb Bush and Donald Trump were attacking each other again. A new poll showed Bush in second place behind Trump, and so there was an urgency to their back-and-forth. But the argument between the two has always seemed to run deeper than politics, and its peculiar intensity owes something to its nature. Both candidates have been pretty bad at insulting anyone else. Bush’s early attacks on Marco Rubio were tepid and backfired badly. As assiduously as Trump has cultivated his

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested
USA Today, by Jane Onyanga-Omara    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 4:40:10 AM     Post Reply
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested after flying into Portland International Airport. The father of Ammon Bundy, the leader of the occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge, was detained by the FBI and booked into Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday night, the prison´s records show. A post on Bundy Ranch´s Facebook page said: "Cliven Bundy just landed in Portland; we are being told by eyes on ground that he was surrounded by SWAT and DETAINED." The 74-year-old, who intended to travel to Burns, close to the wildlife refuge, faces federal charges related to a standoff at his ranch in 2014, The



Brinks robbery mastermind
released from prison early
lohud The Journal News, by Steve Lieberman    Original Article
Posted By: Scramus- 2/11/2016 4:39:13 AM     Post Reply
The mastermind behind the 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery, in which two Nyack police officers and a security guard were killed, has been released from federal prison after serving half his 60-year sentence. Mutulu Shakur, once the leader of the radical Black Liberation Army and a Harlem-based acupuncturist, was released Wednesday from the high-security penitentiary in Victorville, California, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons´ website.

Sports post of the day:
The forgotten miracle on ice
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 4:34:49 AM     Post Reply
Twenty years before the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Russians and won the Gold Medal at the Lake Placid Olympics, our 1960 Olympic hockey accomplished the same feat. As in 1980, the win against the heavily favored Russians occurred in the semifinals. The 1960 team came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 on goals by 145-pound Billy Christian (a relative of John’s oldest daughter’s husband, I think). It then came from behind to defeat Czechoslovakia 9-4 for the gold medal. Jack Riley was the coach of the 1960 team. He died last week at the age of 95. Riley was

The utter ugliness of Donald Trump’s
campaign should scare us all
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 4:29:17 AM     Post Reply
THE STUNNINGLY handy wins by two anti-establishment candidates in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday are prompting conversation about similarities between New York businessman Donald Trump, the Republican victor, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist victor on the Democratic side. The similarities are important — but the differences are more so. Both have positioned themselves as outsiders appealing to voters who believe the system, and the leaders of the two major parties, have failed them. The grievances they speak to are real: a sense that the economy has left too many people behind, that globalization and technological change are helping the

Planned Parenthood tries to trip
up John Kasich´s victory lap
United Press International, by Ann Marie Awad    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2016 4:21:04 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is basking in his second-place finish in New Hampshire, while Planned Parenthood is taking aim at his record on reproductive rights. Kasich told CNN Wednesday that he planned to maintain a positive campaign -- unless he was attacked. "I´m not just going to sit there and be a marshmallow or some kind of a pincushion where people just pound me," he said. "Where I come from, the blue collar town that I come from, if you came in and beat our football team, we just broke all the windows on your bus. That´s just



The hydra-headed monster stalking Hillary
Washington Times, by Suzanne Fields    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 4:15:08 AM     Post Reply
Feminism is the hydra-headed monster stalking Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. She once thought her appeal to women, as the first of her “gender” to get a real crack at the presidency, was straightforward, unambiguous and unstoppable, but now she can’t hear the cheers for the cacophony of squabbling female voices. The first wave of feminism in the 19th and early 20th century appealed to a new version of womanhood. But after winning the vote with the 19th Amendment, most of the “new women” retired to the hearth and nursery to look and act a lot like their grandmothers. Women in

A Green Mess: Is EPA in Hot
Water Over Alaska’s Bristol Bay?
American Spectator, by Ned Mamula & Patrick J. Michaels    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 4:12:03 AM     Post Reply
Alaska’s Pebble Partnership, which owns the rights to the second-richest copper-gold deposit on earth, is at the center of one of the premier resource issues of our time. Environmentalists and sportsmen are concerned that mining the deposit will despoil Bristol Bay, home of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. Investors in Pebble obviously want the site developed, which has been zoned for mining by the State of Alaska. The Obama Administration’s 54.5mpg fuel economy mandate for 2025 may not be met without a substantial shift towards pure-electric and advanced hybrid cars, whose motors will require massive amounts of copper wiring

Bloomberg ‘itching’ to run for president
New York Post, by Rich Calder & Carl Campanile    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 4:06:22 AM     Post Reply
Mike Bloomberg has commissioned a second national poll to test his viability as an independent presidential candidate, following the decisive victories of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, sources said Wednesday. “Mike is itching to do it,” said one confidant of the of the former three-term New York mayor. Sources close to the media mogul said the wins by Sanders and Trump leave an opening for a centrist. Aides particularly took note of Hillary Clinton’s weak performance in New Hampshire, where she got humped by 21 points and lost to Sanders among virtually every voting group, including women.

What is Bernie Sanders hiding
about his radical history?
New York Post, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 4:04:03 AM     Post Reply
What Bernie Sanders needs, said the headline over a column in — of all places — the Jewish Forward, is a “come-to-Jesus moment.” I don’t mind saying that I almost fell out of my socks. The Forward seems to be referring to the need for Sanders to share his vision, what I’d call his true beliefs. Its columnist, J.J. Goldberg, wants a “big picture” oration, like Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Goldberg suggests that Sanders tell us how he’s going to bring the country together and where he’s going. An apt suggestion, in my view. I’d also like to know



Obama´s New Budget Makes
Rubio´s Point for Him
Weekly Standard, by Chris Deaton    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2016 3:58:56 AM     Post Reply
In his first two budget proposals, President Obama referred to creating a "new foundation" for the country. He used an intriguing verb to describe the process. "[Americans] want to … reconstruct an economy built on a solid new foundation," Obama said in May 2009 — reconstruct, not rebuild. Merriam-Webster says that the medical definition of reconstruct is "to subject to surgery so as to reform the structure." How fitting that his biggest operation was to enact a healthcare bill called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It´s one of the most ambitious procedures performed by a team of doctorates. There has been

After New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton
Struggles to Find Her Footing
New York Times, by Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2016 3:51:09 AM     Post Reply
HOOKSETT, N.H. — After her unexpected victory in the New Hampshire primary in 2008, Hillary Clinton said she “found my own voice.” She left New Hampshire on Tuesday night, after a double-digit defeat, still searching for it. Bernie Sanders’s nearly 22-point victory came after Mrs. Clinton’s advisers had worked hard to lower expectations, but privately, many people close to Mrs. Clinton, including her husband, believed the state would once again serve as a lifeline. They had hoped that women and working-class voters, who had resuscitated Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 campaign and rescued Bill Clinton’s in 1992, would at least narrow the gap with

Which Republicans?
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2016 3:48:57 AM     Post Reply
Markos Moulitsas, a lefty commentator who does not exactly overwhelm with his intelligence and originality, has a piece in The Hill headlined: “GOP: Listen to Beyoncé.” Moulitsas is enough of an numbskull to make that argument — that Republicans have a special duty to listen to the views of lightly informed pop singers on the matter of police misconduct and allegations of police misconduct — but he doesn’t actually make that argument.(Snip)Who runs Baltimore? Who runs Chicago? Who runs Los Angeles? How far from the site of Tamir Rice’s shooting would you have to drive to find a Republican with

Narcissist in-Chief Looking for
Cameras Everywhere These Days
PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 3:43:38 AM     Post Reply
Throughout most of President Obama´s presidential tenure, he´s found ways to insert himself into almost every major news story. From Neil Armstrong´s death to Super Bowl Sunday, acknowledgement isn´t enough for this president, he has to make himself part of the story. The only time he isn´t mugging for a camera is when he is golfing, but I wouldn´t be surprised to find video archives of every round he´s played as POTUS being released at this time next year. Bearing in mind that the man is afflicted with overwhelming malignant narcissism, it isn´t at all surprising that he´s feeling a little

Spillage: Up to 30 accounts on Hillary
server interacted with top-secret data
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2016 3:40:27 AM     Post Reply
Pssst — can you keep a secret? Neither can Hillary Clinton … or her staff. According to an exclusive report from Fox News reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, the 29 e-mails considered too damaging to release even in redacted form went through at least a dozen different e-mail accounts on Hillary’s secret server and at the State Department: At least a dozen email accounts handled the “top secret” intelligence that was found on Hillary Clinton’s server and recently deemed too damaging for national security to release, a U.S. government official close to the review told Fox News. The official said the


Sanders, Trump, Clinton, Cruz: There´s not
a dime´s worth of difference between them
Fox Opinion, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 3:37:29 AM     Post Reply
What if all the remaining presidential candidates really want the same things? What if they all offer essentially the same ideas couched in different words? What if these primary races have become beauty pageants largely based on personality and advertising? What if our system of governance is so deep into the fabric of big government in the second decade of the 21st century that all the presidential candidates really believe that most voters actually want the government to care for them? What if all major candidates in both major political parties promise a federal government that can right any wrong,

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in a
Nigerian camp meant to be a safe haven
CNN, by Aminu Abubakar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 3:28:41 AM     Post Reply
Kano, Nigeria- A camp that was supposed to be a shelter from terrorism and violence instead became an instant death zone for dozens in Nigeria this week. At least 58 people were killed and another 78 injured when two female bombers detonated their suicide vests, according to emergency relief officials. The victims were in a camp for people who had been displaced by Boko Haram violence in Nigeria´s Borno State. The bombers -- disguised as displaced persons -- struck Tuesday at the camp in the town of Dikwa, according to Satomi Alhaji Ahmed, head of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency. Dikwa

´IDF must be prepared for
possible war with Hamas´
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Cynthia Blank    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/11/2016 3:26:40 AM     Post Reply
Senior officers in the IDF´s Southern Command have begun to express concerns that the security situation along Israel´s border with Gaza is nearing the same levels of strain as during Operation Protective Edge. However, according to one officer, unlike the 2014 campaign, there is now a possibility of the Israeli army taking offensive action against Hamas´ terrorist tunnels - from across the border. "The various units should prepare for the possibility that the political echelon will lose patience or that the threat of tunnels in the Gaza Strip will not allow for restraint, and they will try to initiate treatment of the

Panel Denies Parole to Sirhan,
Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy
Associated Press, by Elliott Spagat    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 3:25:40 AM     Post Reply
Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release. Paul Schrade´s voice cracked with emotion during an hour of testimony on his efforts to untangle mysteries about the events of June 5, 1968. The 91-year-old former labor leader said he believed Sirhan shot him but that a second unidentified shooter felled Kennedy. "I should have been here long ago and that´s why I feel guilty for not being here to help you and

S. Korea shuts down joint
industrial park with N. Korea
Associated Press, by Ahn Young-Joon    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 3:23:32 AM     Post Reply
PAJU, South Korea -- Under the gaze of armed soldiers, large white trucks streamed across the world´s most armed border Thursday as South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea. The South´s suspension will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas´ last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang´s recent rocket launch. It was unclear how long the shutdown at the industrial complex in the border city of Kaesong would last, or even how long it would take South Korean companies to close down. Pyongyang has yet to comment, but Seoul said that

Occupiers at Oregon refuge
say they´ll turn themselves in
Associated Press, by Rebecca Boone & Lisa Baumann    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2016 3:20:09 AM     Post Reply
BURNS, Ore. -- The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI and other officers in armored vehicles surrounded them in a tense standoff. The developments came as Cliven Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon occupation and who also the leader of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland. The four occupiers yelled at officers to back off and prayed with supporters over an open phone line as the standoff played out on the Internet Wednesday night

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