CONTENTS: Immigration reform (3); NLRB snubs court (4); Women in combat; Palin; Charen – GOP pieces; Metcalf bills; Steyn – lip-synced Hill; Casey’s love fest; Rush – sync menses; Drops in stds; EPA biofuels; Biden –MH check; Menendez relations; Kerry unfit; PA gas tax; GUNS -Ar-15, DiFi rules, 2/3rds to defy, Rx & buys, Holder starts push; Benghazi gun running; Klein podcast; Iran blew site; Brotherhood invades US schools; Apes, Pigs, & F-16s; Melanie Phillips; Gillespie – Breitbart; Sarah left Fox; Announcements
“ . . . four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
“. . . this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conserevatives . . .” Sarah Palin
“These are heady days for terrorists. Four fresh years of an Obama presidency and the approaching prospect of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel? Now that’s an Arab Spring.” Mark Davis
1878: The first commercial telephone exchange was installed in New Haven, Connecticut, serving 21 subscribers with eight lines.
1915: Congress created the U.S. Coast Guard.
1916: Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson, becoming the high court’s first Jewish member.
1934: America’s first ski lift opened in Woodstock, Vermont—a tow rope pulled by a Model T engine.
1986: The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. (Bennett & Cribb, 2010)
USA Today: “Senators reach agreement on immigration reform”
“WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
“The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
“Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws.
“President Barack Obama also is committed to enacting comprehensive immigration legislation and will travel to Nevada on Tuesday to lay out his vision, which is expected to overlap in important ways with the Senate effort. . .”
Alexander Bolton, The Hill: “Senators forge deal on immigration reform “
“The agreement includes four basic goals: creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already living in the country; increasing the immigration rate of skilled workers; implementing an employer verification program to spotlight illegal workers; and creating a guest-worker program.
“Two of the Senate’s top ranking Democratic leaders, Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Charles Schumer (N.Y.), and the Senate’s two leading Republican authorities on immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), have signed on. . .”
“A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward major legislation in years.
“The three Democrats and three Republicans, who have been meeting quietly in recent months, plan to announce a final agreement as early as next Friday.
The move would amount to the first tentative step toward comprehensive immigration reform after long-standing gridlock on the issue. The new effort was spurred in large part by the growing influence of Latino voters who strongly backed President Obama and other Democrats in November.
“Obama has also called immigration reform one of his top legislative priorities and is launching his own public campaign on the issue next week in Nevada. But a significant number of Americans, particularly within the Republican Party, remain opposed to laws that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in the country or obtain legal status. . .”
Erick Erickson, Red State: “Obama’s Union-Controlled NLRB Thumbs Nose at Court Ruling, Chairman Vows To March Onward”
“Following Friday morning’s appeals court ruling that Barack Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, union attorney (and current NLRB chairman) Mark Gaston Pearce vowed to ignore the court’s ruling.”
Sam Hananel, My Way: “Court says Obama appointments violate constitution”
“WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a far-reaching decision that could severely limit a chief executive’s powers to make recess appointments.
“The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit marked a victory for Republicans and business groups critical of the labor board. If it stands, it could invalidate hundreds of board decisions over the past year, including some that make it easier for unions to organize. . .”
Also: WSJ – Obama’s Abuse of Power
“President Obama has shown increasing contempt for the constitutional limits on his power, and the courts are finally awakening to the news. A unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the President’s non-recess recess appointments are illegal and an abuse of executive power.. .”
Also: Andrew McCarthy, PJM: “In Court’s Slap Down of Obama Overreach, ‘The’ Makes All the Difference”
“The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today invalidated one of President Obama’s most despotic overreaches to date: his attempt to use the Constitution’s recess appointment power to make appointments despite the absence of a recess. Judge David Sentelle’s opinion for the three-judge panel makes a powerful case for an originalist interpretation of the relevant clause (Art. II, Section 2, Clause 2). . .”
Mark Davis, Town Hall: “Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat”
“. . . We see the same examples of noble service, as if they outweigh the arguments against. We hear scolding references to opponents stuck in some bygone era, steeped in bigotry. We hear no evidence of how this helps us win wars, which is the military’s actual job.
“And beyond the damage this will do to military readiness, there is the broader harm done to our culture by permitting women in combat.
“Before detailing the specifics of both detriments, there is the required pronouncement of my own high opinion of women and their strengths. Women are amazing people, often with talents and contributions beyond what any man brings to the table. My wife is one of the toughest, most capable people I know. My daughter has been raised to reach for any goal, striving for her dreams with all of the attributes God gave her, taking abuse from no one.
“There. Now to the actual issue, which will draw charges of misogyny anyway.
“It is because womanhood is special and sacred that we should not send our daughters, wives and mothers off to be killed, maimed or taken prisoner. If anyone is guilty of dealing a blow to womanhood, it is the oblivious souls who do not flinch at the risks of what might happen to them in battle.
“But what if the women are willing? Doesn’t that negate that argument?
“Far from it. The inspiring eagerness of a woman to subject herself to the hell of combat does not make it a good idea. The risks are not just to her, but to our entire society.”
Stephen Bannon, Breitbart: “Palin – ‘We Haven’t Yet Begun to Fight!’—Exclusive Interview with Breitbart News”
“. . .Andrew Breitbart embraced the Governor as a fellow warrior in the long struggle against a detached and venal political/media complex. He lives on in spirit and through the work of those he inspired—including, but not limited to, those who report and contribute at his site.
“The Governor has been at the forefront of the fight against the Permanent Political Class and, as such, inspired Peter Schweizer and myself in our work last night on Fox News with Sean Hannity’s special “Boomtown.” We consider ourselves honored at Breitbart News to have her share with us her thoughts on the road ahead in this exclusive Q & A. . . “
Mona Charen, NRO: “The Republican party is picking up the pieces”
“. . . Representative Paul Ryan noted that many voters “don’t think or know that we have good ideas” on fighting poverty and “helping people move up the ladder of life.”
“It’s not surprising that Ryan, who got his start working for Jack Kemp and William Bennett at Empower America, sees the world this way. Though it’s a total secret to members of the press and the Democratic party, conservative intellectuals have been grappling with the problems of poverty in America for several decades and have arguably advanced more reforms (including school choice, charter schools, enterprise zones, and community policing) than liberals have. Some of those reforms, such as those adopted by Rudolph Giuliani in New York, profoundly improved the lives of the poor by, among other enhancements, making their neighborhoods far safer.
“Still, the popular perception of Republicans as the party of the rich has been reinforced by the party’s opposition to tax hikes (always characterized by the press as “even for the wealthiest”) and by the Democrats’ relentless spin. . .”
West Chester TEA Party: Metcalf’s HB 357
Rep Metcalf has introduced
H.B. 357 (as in .357 magnum) and the summary of it is
“An Act providing that any Federal law which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.”
The full text is not yet available, but you can follow the bill’s progress from here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0357 Obviously, it sets up as a challenge based on 10th Amendment powers.
You can watch Metcalfe’s speech (1 minute video highlight) here: http://youtu.be/c7hgr1JkGxQ
Please contact your representative and tell him to support HB 357. If you don’t know your reps, you can find them easily from here:
Mark Steyn, NRO: “Hillary lip-synced . . .”
“. . . The whole event had the air of a simulacrum: It looked like a presidential inauguration, but the sound was tinny and not quite in sync. Obama mouthed along to a canned vocal track: “We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.” That’s great! It’s always reassuring to know the head of state is going to take issue will all those people wedded to the “belief” that America needs either to shove every granny off the cliff or stake its newborns out on the tundra for the wolves to finish off. When it comes to facing the music, Obama is peerless at making a song and dance about tunes nobody’s whistling without ever once warbling the real big numbers (16 “trillion). But, like Beyoncé, he’s totally cool and has a cute butt.
A couple of days later, it fell to the 45th president-in-waiting to encapsulate the ethos of the age in one deft sound bite: What difference does it make? Hillary Clinton’s instantly famous riposte at the Benghazi hearings is such a perfect distillation that it surely deserves to be the national motto of the United States. They should put it on Paul Krugman’s trillion-dollar coin, and in the presidential oath . . . “
LEADS . . .
PoliticsPA: Casey’s Love Fest with Hillary
“. . . Senator Bob Casey, a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, had the first crack from the Keystone state. It was a lovefest.
“I want to express what I think is a widely shared sentiment today, both by way of gratitude and commendation for your work. We don’t have time today to fully list of all the achievements that you should get credit for,” he said. He asked how Congress could help State.
“Clinton returned the sentiment.
“Thank you for those three topics you covered, and particularly your very clear focus on the IED problem and the ammonium nitrate problem in Pakistan. You and I have talked about this. You’ve gone there, I’ve gone there and carried that message and I thank you for making it an issue,” she said.
“Clinton said that Congress could help by providing funding for security enhancements at U.S. embassies and outposts abroad.
“Casey is the chairman of the Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee in the Senate, with jurisdiction over many trouble spots in the Middle East and North Africa. . .”
Jeff Poor, Daily Caller: Rushbo – “all-women battalions with ‘synchronized menstrual cycles’”
“‘There’s an easy way to do it,’ Limbaugh said. ‘Now here’s what we know — we know that women who live together or who are housed together, dormitories for example, sororities — after a certain passage of time, and this is one of the marvels of creation. No one can explain it, but it happens — menstrual cycles happen to synchronize. You can get mad at me all you want for saying it, but it happens to be true. And it’s not a put-down and it’s not taking away from any individuality of any woman. It just happens.’
Once that happens, he suggested they all be housed together and thus, the problems of pregnancy would be solved.
“So, what we do — we create, we call it the All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion, and we segregate women enough in various bases, barracks so that you have synchronized menstrual cycles timed in such a way so that on any day of the year, you are guaranteed to have a fighting female force all in PMS . . .
Bob Unruh, WND: “Will ‘equality’ now mean lower standards?”
“An organization that promotes high standards and sound priorities in the military is blasting “lame-duck” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for opening combat positions to women.
“Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness said the move compromises the aim of having the most trained, most skilled and best-performing military.
“‘Career pressures to make this ‘work’ will vitiate core values, because the military’s honorable tradition of recognizing individual merit will have to yield to pressures for ‘diversity metrics,’ she said.
“Donnelly warned that Marine and Army field commanders ‘who desire promotion will be compelled to pursue gender-based quotas by ordering women into direct ground combat (infantry) battalions.’
“The Pentagon, under Barack Obama’s direction, this week said virtually every ground-combat job now will be opened to women. . .”
Michael Bastach, Daily Caller: “Judge rules EPA can’t mandate use of nonexistent biofuels”
“A federal court delivered a serious blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel agenda, ruling that the agency exceeded its authority by mandating refiners use cellulosic biofuels, which isn’t commercially available.
“The court sided with the country’s chief oil and gas lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in striking down the 2012 EPA mandate that would have forced refineries to purchase more than $8 million in credits for 8.65 million of gallons of the cellulosic biofuel. However, none of the biofuel is commercially available.
“[W]e agree with API that EPA’s 2012 projection of cellulosic biofuel production was in excess of the agency’s statutory authority,” reads the court decision. . .”
Matthew Larotonda, ABC: “Biden – Mental Health Check May Have Prevented Virginia Tech Shooting”
Not true. . . see J F Brody, http://www.teapartynation.com/profiles/blogs/obama-turns-docs-into-fortune-tellers, also at http://www.deadcatsandclippings.com/?p=2388.
“Fast-rising” Bob Menendez to take responsibility for foreign relations?
David Martosko, Daily Caller: “Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes”
Front Page: “Why Kerry Remains Unfit for Command”
“. . . Many Americans are aware of John Kerry’s infamous abuse of his fellow soldiers during the “Winter Soldier Investigations,” when he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 as a representative of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and made the following statement:
“They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
“Kerry contended that these atrocities were committed ‘on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.’
“Yet there were even more damnable parts of Kerry’s testimony that have remained largely under the radar. Like every good progressive, Kerry promoted the leftist worldview of a racist America, no better than the enemy we were fighting. “We saw that many people in this country had a one-sided idea of who was kept free by our flag, as blacks provided the highest percentage of casualties. We saw Vietnam ravaged equally by American bombs as well as by search and destroy missions, as well as by Vietcong terrorism, and yet we listened while this country tried to blame all of the havoc on the Viet Cong,” he stated. Furthermore, Kerry embraced a defeatism proven colossally wrong years later by President Ronald Reagan, claiming, ‘We cannot fight communism all over the world, and I think we should have learned that lesson by now.’”
Leo Knepper, CAP: “No Governor Corbett, Pennsylvania Does NOT Need Higher Gasoline Taxes”
“January 24, 2013: At 39 cents per gallon, Pennsylvania currently is the 7th-highest taxed state for gasoline. As part of his transportation initiative, Gov. Corbett has proposed lifting the cap on the “oil company franchise tax” and making that tax burden even higher.
“This is a relatively obscure tax that is paid directly by gas stations based on the wholesale price of gasoline. Right now the maximum wholesale price that the tax can be calculated from is $1.95 per gallon, a per-gallon price we’ve long since surpassed. By lifting the cap the state will collect more in taxes based on the current wholesale price of gasoline.
“According to the Governor’s magical thinking, somehow this tax increase will not be passed onto consumers, i.e., gas station owners will just accept lower profits. . .”
Jorge Amselle, Daily Caller: The AR-15
“Sadly, so called “assault rifles” are getting a lot of negative press lately and are being subjected to a great deal of misinformation. This is not just coming from the usual anti-gun crowd, whom one would expect to lack knowledge about firearms and how they function, but also from supposedly knowledgeable gun owners and hunters, some of whom favor “reasonable” controls on firearms freedoms. Here are a few of the fallacies
“. . . The AR is traditionally chambered in the 5.56x45mm NATO (interchangeable with the .223 Remington caliber) cartridge. The U.S. Military has been using this round as their primary rifle caliber for 50 years, through many wars and other interventions. If it was not effective we would not still have it. As with any firearm, the weight and type of bullet can be easily changed to deliver better performance and while not all loadings may be ideal for hunting, many are used on deer, feral hogs, coyote, and other game animals.
“That does not even include the fact that the AR is the single most versatile rifle available. It can be converted to a muzzle loader for black powder, a crossbow for archery hunting, an air rifle, and can be adapted to fire over a dozen different rifle and pistol calibers. The design makes it easy to install optics and scopes, the collapsible stock allows the length to be adjusted so different statured shooters can comfortably use the same rifle. All of these features are why it is so popular . . .”
AP: DiFi’s Gun Rules
Is her munitions-supplying husband making sales to DHS?
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s largest gun-rights group.
“Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday introduced a bill that would prohibit 157 specific “and fellow Democrats are skeptical the measure is going anywhere, given lawmakers who are looking toward re-election might fear pro-gun voters and the National Rifle Association.
“This has always been an uphill fight. This has never been easy. This is the hardest of the hard,” Feinstein said.
“I think I can get it passed because the American people are very much for it,” Feinstein said of the measure that follows a similar measure she championed into law 1994 but expired a decade later. . .”
Jessican Stanton, Daily Caller: “Two-thirds of American voters with household guns would ‘defy’ gun laws”
“As anti-gun lawmakers push for a government ban of more than 150 types of firearms, a new Fox News poll shows that two-thirds of American voters who have guns in their household would “defy” any law requiring them to give up the guns.
“A majority of poll respondents – 52 percent – revealed that someone in their home owns a gun. Those respondents were then asked, “If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?”
“Approximately 65 percent indicated they would “defy the law,” including 70 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats who answered the question. Only 22 percent said they would “give up” their guns, while 13 percent were not sure. . .”
Paula Bolyard, PJM: “Will the Gun-Grabbers Create a ‘No Buy List’ Using Your Prescription Records?”
“Could the Feds potentially use your prescription drug history to curtail your Second Amendment rights? In the wake of President Obama’s list of 23 executive orders — saying “If there’s even one thing that we can do to reduce this violence…” — the potential exists for the Department of Justice to use federal drug databases to screen for “mental illnesses.”
“While the idea may sound far-fetched, state and federal agencies already cooperate to share information about your history of prescription drug use, including the use of medications for “psychiatric disorders.” Your doctor, your pharmacist, and your local emergency room already know a lot more than you think they know about your prescription drug history if you take a drug on the federal controlled substances list.
It began in 2005 when President George W. Bush signed the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER) into law to combat illegal prescription drug abuse, including doc-shopping and so-called “pill mills.” State authorities began compiling databases of individuals who use certain drugs most often abused. Those databases are now being linked on the federal level. . .”
Megan Wilson, The Hill: Holder begins gun-control push
“The Justice Department is taking the first steps toward carrying out President Obama’s executive actions on gun control.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday released three proposals to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which was one of the 23 actions ordered by Obama last week to tackle gun violence.
“The proposed regulations would give local law-enforcement agencies access to the gun-sale database that is maintained by the FBI. The rules would also preserve records of denied weapons sales indefinitely. . .”
From Matt Drudge, 1/28/2013
Israel warns of possible pre-emptive strike in Syria...
Ahmadinejad: Muslims should mobilize to uproot Zionism...
Kissinger: Iran nuclear crisis close...
Key facility hit?
Journalists arrested in raids on newspapers...
Taylor Rose, WND: “Rand Paul – Was Benghazi op running guns?”
“WASHINGTON – The Obama administration appears to be covering up a gun-running scheme in Benghazi that fell apart when jihadists attacked the U.S. mission there, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, charges Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
“Paul said he’s concerned by the “lack of security in advance of the attack, how they responded to the attack and the political coverup after the attack.”
“Paul said the evidence suggests political motivations throughout, and it appears that a larger agenda was at work.
“In an interview with WND, the senator said his ‘suspicion, although I don’t have any proof, is that guns were being smuggled out of Libya, through Turkey and into Syria.’
“‘And that may be what the CIA annex was doing there,’ Paul said, ‘and the coverup was an attempt to massage and get over this issue without getting into the gun trade.’”
Aaron Klein, WABC Radio: January 27th Podcast
“Today on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Aaron talks about how a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group infiltrated the U.S. public school system. With a federal court now finding Obama violated the Constitution with his recess appointments, Aaron presents new information on who Obama tried to appoint and why. New information tying the real Benghazi scandal to the brazen hostage taking in Algeria and to the rebels in Syria. What the Israeli elections means for the U.S. Plus Sen. Jim Inhofe comes on to go over Aaron’s vetting of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Also, Reza Khalili joins Aaron. All this and much more on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio!”
Reza Kahlili, WND: Iran Blows Nuke Site
“News of an explosion at one of Iran’s nuclear facilities – broken exclusively by WND – is exploding around the world, with independent confirmation and international response pouring in.
Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed the explosion to the Times of London, which is now reporting: “Sources in Tel Aviv said yesterday that they thought the explosion happened last week. The Israeli Government is investigating reports that it led to extensive structural damage and 200 workers had been trapped inside.
“Israel believes the Iranians have not evacuated the surrounding area. It is unclear whether that is because no harmful substances have been released, or because Tehran is trying to avoid sparking panic among residents.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/wnd-report-blows-iran-nuke-program-wide-open/#9hbmTEBAx0V7VPwq.99
Aaron Klein, KleinonLine: Brotherhood Links to US Schools
“. . . The Qatar Foundation International, or QFI, in 2011 partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate matchmaking between classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through something called the “Connect All Schools” project.
“QFI, funded by the Qatari government, explains on its website the online initiative was founded in response to Obama’s call to “create a new online network, so a young person in Kansas can communicate instantly with a young person in Cairo,” during his June 2009 speech to the Arab world from Cairo, Egypt.
“QFI relates how more than 100 U.S. schools and organizations have already connected on the interactive website, www.connectallschools.org. . .”
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Apes, Pigs, and F-16s”
“When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs,” there’s an elephant in the room. We find it here:
Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are many times worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path!
You see, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood mahoff–turned–president did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims “must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them,” he is taking his cues straight from the Koran. Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as “progressive” American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square. . .”
Melanie Phillips, Melanie Phillips.com: “A LibDem MP gives voice to Britain’s national sickness”
“. . . the true venom of these remarks is the way they reverse the position of today’s Jewish victims – the Israeli survivors of the Holocaust and their children and grandchildren — and their current would-be exterminators – the descendants of Hitler’s Nazi collaborators in Palestine during the Holocaust.
“For the fact is that Israel is not trying to exterminate the Palestinians – indeed how could this possibly be the case, since the Palestinian population has more than quadrupled since the rebirth of Israel in 1948. Nor are the Israelis oppressing the Palestinians, who have benefited from some of the highest rises in GDP and lowest child mortality ratios in the Middle East.
“Nor are the Israelis behaving inhumanely; it is the Palestinians who are committing crimes against humanity by targeting Israeli innocents for mass murder without remission, both from Gaza and from the West Bank. It is the Palestinians, in the West Bank as well as Gaza, who are brainwashed from the cradle to hate Jews and to believe that murdering Israelis is their highest glory. Which they have been doing in Israel and before that in Palestine for more than a century – despite the fact that, as the international community laid down in binding treaty in 1920, the Jews alone had the inalienable and historic right to settle throughout Palestine, including not just present-day Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza.
“Moreover, while the Jews accepted proposals for a Palestinian state first made in the 1930s and then in 1947, and while the Israelis offered them more than 95 per cent of the possible land for a state in 2000 and 2008, the Palestinians responded merely by murdering more Jews.
“Despite all this, Israel behaves towards its genocidal Palestinian attackers with a humanity that is seen in no other conflict on the planet. . .”
Nick Gillespie, Reason: “Loving ‘Hating Breitbart’”
“A powerful post-partisan message from a documentary about an infamous right-winger
“The late online impresario Andrew Breitbart (1969–2012) was firmly on the right side of the political spectrum. But a new documentary about his life, Hating Breitbart, transcends his politics and instead captures the tectonic shift he helped bring about from the legacy media to newer forms of distributed news-gathering and opinion-making.
“This move from conventional gatekeepers and authorities (think The New York Times, official spokespeople, and established broadcast and cable news channels) to endlessly proliferating tastemakers and outlets (think Instapundit, Gawker, and Breitbart’s own suite of “Big” sites) doesn’t break along conventional ideological lines. It’s more attitudinal, more punk in the best sense of the word. . .”
Madeleine Morgenstern, The Blaze: Sarah Left Fox
“. . . A source close to Palin told Real Clear Politics, which was first to report the news, that it was Palin who “decided not to renew the arrangement.”
“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by Fox, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source told Real Clear Politics. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion. . .”