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The Tapper Turgidity
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

Original Article

Posted By:MDMuskrat, 8/14/2014 10:56:47 AM

This week the Foreign Press Association issued a statement condemning “the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.” We haven’t heard much about these methods. Alan Johnson asks a reasonable question in the Telegraph: “Hamas manipulated and intimidated the media in Gaza. Why was that kept from us?” (snip) The deeper problem, it seems to me, is the media’s uncoerced cooperation with Hamas in the public relations/propaganda war. In their willful blindness, the media have become tools of jihad, repeating old mistakes and

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The Tapper Turgidity
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/14/2014 10:56:47 AM     Post Reply
This week the Foreign Press Association issued a statement condemning “the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.” We haven’t heard much about these methods. Alan Johnson asks a reasonable question in the Telegraph: “Hamas manipulated and intimidated the media in Gaza. Why was that kept from us?” (snip) The deeper problem, it seems to me, is the media’s uncoerced cooperation with Hamas in the public relations/propaganda war. In their willful blindness, the media have become tools of jihad, repeating old mistakes and

   

 

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Help Me Stay Rich, Colorado!
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/12/2014 9:11:39 PM     Post Reply
A grass roots group is running some terrific pro-fracking ads in Colorado. They feature a Middle Eastern sheik and a Russian oligarch pleading with Coloradans to help them stay rich by suppressing the production of American energy. They are funny and true, and therefore highly effective. (snip) Best of all, the ads are accompanied by street art. We have written before about the fact that conservative, anti-Obama street art has been popping up around the country. This is a good example of the genre: We need a lot more of this sort of creativity between now and November.

The Hannity Tapes
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/8/2014 10:14:46 AM     Post Reply
Sean Hannity has been on fire during the Gaza war, especially on his syndicated radio show. He understands what is happening and wants to make sure that his audience understands. This week he has taken his radio and FOX News cable shows to Israel. Yesterday he concluded his visit to Israel on a high note, with an interview of Benjamin Netanyahu. (snip) Quotable quote: “For the Islamist radical groups, remember, we’re the small Satan; you’re the great Satan. You’re ultimately the target. They attack us because they believe that we are you and that you are us…and in one sense

How to really turn
the economy around
USA Today, by Charles Koch    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/5/2014 11:58:46 PM     Post Reply
For years, Washington politicians have said that our economy is turning the corner. They said it in 2011, in 2013 and again last week — every time they report a quarter with 4% economic growth. But each time, the economy has turned sluggish again. Like most Americans, I am deeply concerned about our weak economic recovery and its effects on millions of families. Opportunity, especially for the young and disadvantaged, is declining. High underemployment has become our new norm.

The Environmental Corruption Agency
Creators Syndicate, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/4/2014 10:32:47 AM     Post Reply
The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is "protecting people and the environment." In practice, however, EPA bureaucrats faithfully protect their own people and preserve the government´s cesspool of manipulation, cover-ups and cronyism. Just last week, Mark Levin and his vigilant Landmark Legal Foundation went to court to ask federal district judge Royce Lamberth to sanction the EPA "for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages that may have helped document suspected agency efforts to influence the 2012 presidential election." The motion is part of a larger Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Bibi At 28
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/2/2014 3:20:49 PM     Post Reply
The video below shows 10 minutes of a 28 year old Bibi Netanyahu (identified as Ben Nitay for some reason) appearing on the old PBS show “The Advocates” commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He handles Fouad Ajami quite easily. Worth a look. [This is all the text. It is the video that´s astounding.]

   

 

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Netanyahu To US:
Don´t Second Guess Me On Hamas
Associated Press, by MATTHEW LEE    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 8/2/2014 10:52:27 AM     Post Reply
Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration "not to ever second guess me again" on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be "trusted" on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

My Fellow Canadian
SteynOnline, by Mark Steyn    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/30/2014 11:36:03 AM     Post Reply
Ever since the weekend, I´ve been looking at the photo on the right. It´s a close-up of a picture that forms part of Richard K´s photographic scrapbook of the annual "al-Quds Day" rally in my home town of Toronto. "Al-Quds" is the Arab name for Jerusalem, and this event, if not quite as big as the LGBTQWERTY parade, enjoys a similar official imprimatur: the Government of Ontario gives permission for it to be held at Queen´s Park, home of the provincial parliament. At this year´s shindig, Gaza was the big grievance, and there was a lot of undisguised Jew-hatred in the

The Kurds Are Our
Best Shot Against ISIS: We
Should Stop Messing Them Around
Breitbart London, by Jonathan Foreman    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 10:02:40 PM     Post Reply
One of the less attractive characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon powers is their post-war habit of betraying third world allies, whether they are Vietnamese Montagnards, Afghan interpreters or belong to one of several less well-known minorities that have paid a grim price for trusting Britain or America to reward their loyalty. The Kurds of Iraq are the latest to find themselves in the position of under-appreciated and betrayed allies. Grateful for the US-British-French no-fly-zone that kept Saddam’s forces out of Kurdistan after the 1991 Gulf War, the Kurds have long been the most pro-American and pro-British ethnic group in the entire region.

D’Souza Nation, Part III
National Review, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 1:35:49 PM     Post Reply
In our rolling conversation — rolling in more than one sense,because we’re aboard the rock-star bus — Dinesh makes a familiar point, but one that bears repeating: Capitalists are terrible at defending capitalism. They will defend it on grounds of efficiency, but not on grounds of morality or justice. We will lose capitalism, says Dinesh, unless we learn to defend it, rhetorically, against its enemies. You recall what the Marxists used to say, and probably still do (I haven’t listened to them in a while): “‘Freedom!’ say the capitalists. Yeah: the freedom to sleep under bridges.” For my money, Dinesh’s most compelling

Pro Bono Law Morphs
Into Left-Wing Lawfare
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 10:57:21 AM     Post Reply
Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position at the

   

 

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Newt Gingrich: ‘Turn the
Pentagon Into a Triangle’
Daily Signal, by Natalie Johnson     Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 9:58:07 AM     Post Reply
Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would like to “turn the Pentagon into a triangle.” (snip) Gingrich honored the 20th anniversary of his “Contract with America” by pointing conservatives back to a key point in his Republican blueprint, arguing that federal bureaucracy cannot simply be “fixed” but must be overhauled and replaced. The Pentagon, Gingrich stressed, must be included in this overhaul.“You have 23,000 people working in a building built in the middle of World War II using paper-based bureaucratic models,” he said.



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