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Thursday, October 30, 2014



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

Shocking Harvard poll: Millennial voters
want GOP in charge, abandon Obama

Must have been something he said.
Obama’s Love-Hate Relationship With Israel Explodes
BeBe called "chickens***" and "autistic." Ari Fleischer
tweets potty-mouthing starts at the top.
GOP lawmakers say White House should have
told Congress about cyberattack

Be kind. Let them find someone to blame first.
Obama holds photo op with doctors who worked in west Africa
— and who are still in the Ebola monitoring period

If this were at all funny it would be a joke.
White House in Denial: President Obama Is
Costing Democrats Control of the Senate

Shocker! Could Obama be lying when he says his
feelings won't be hurt?
Video: Quinn Bradlee’s eulogy for his father Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee's son Quinn, for whom life has been a constant
struggle, speaks of his father. This is above politics. It is about love.
Is the Washington Press Corps covering
up another Obama administration fiasco?

Wednesday's post nearly doubled the readership of all others.
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Is Wendy Davis soft on cattle rustlers?
Austin American-Statesman[TX], by Jonathan Tilove    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 8:48:50 AM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn campaigned together at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Wednesday as defenders of Texas values. After departing the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Abbott campaign issued a press release headlined, “Sen. Davis: Friend of Cattle Rustlers.” The statement said that in 2009, Wendy Davis, then a newly-elected state senator from Fort Worth, and now Abbott’s Democratic rival for attorney general, was one of two votes against legislation that stiffened penalties for the theft of relatively small numbers of cattle, horse, sheep, swine and goats. “Texas ranchers and cattle raisers are an important

Democrats Just Lost the
Phony War on Women
Fiscal Times, by Edward Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/30/2014 8:45:24 AM     Post Reply
No one expected the Democrats to do well in the 2014 midterms. But no one expected to see them falling behind so significantly, either – especially among two of their core constituencies, women and millennials. The Democratic coalition that relied on those two groups for consecutive presidential wins by President Obama assumed that the issue for those groups in the sixth-year midterms would be enthusiasm. Instead, it appears that they have squandered the ground they gained over the last six years with both, largely because of their reliance on the same tired lines that first attracted them to the Democratic banner. Related:

Jerusalem holy site closure
´declaration of war´ - Abbas
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 8:43:51 AM     Post Reply
A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war". Nabil Abu Rudeina said the Palestinian Authority would take legal action over the move, which came amid tension after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif, was wounded. Israeli police later killed a Palestinian suspected of shooting him. The man, named as 32-year-old Moataz Hejazi, was shot after opening fire when police surrounded his home. Rabbi Glick is a well-known US-born campaigner for the right of Jews to pray at



Obama Could Replace Aides
Bruised by a Cascade of Crises
New York Times, by Mark Landler    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 8:07:57 AM     Post Reply
Washington - One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White House to hear their views of how the administration was performing. (Snip) At a time when the Obama administration is lurching from crisis to crisis — a looming Cold War in Europe, a brutal Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and a deadly epidemic in West Africa — it is not surprising that long-term strategy would take a back seat.

Chris Christie tells heckler off at Hurricane
Sandy event: ‘Sit down and shut up’
New York Daily News, by Ginger Adams Otis    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 10/30/2014 8:07:57 AM     Post Reply
A heckler critical of Chris Christie’s post-Sandy efforts created a perfect storm at an anniversary event Wednesday, prompting the bellicose governor to tell him to “sit down and shut up.” Jim Keady, 43, a Spring Lake, New Jersey resident whose hometown of Belmar was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy two years ago, interrupted Christie several times to challenge the pace of his repairs. Christie, 52, initially took a jocular tone with Keady. But as the protestor persisted, the Republican governor’s trademark ire erupted. “You all know me, so if we’re going to get into a debate today it’s going to

Obama´s assault on Israel
is a moral outrage
Washington Examiner, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 10/30/2014 8:04:01 AM     Post Reply
During the 2008 presidential election, as skeptics of Barack Obama questioned his support for Israel, his campaign, with help from media allies, pursued an aggressive counteroffensive. The strategy was to delegitimize reasonable criticism of Obama’s record by lumping it together with zany conspiracy theories from fringe figures and anonymous Internet commenters. Weeks before the election, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wrote a post titled, “Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia.” He urged, “all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that

Who is Going to Investigate
Biden’s Boondoggle?
White House Dossier, by Keith Koffler    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 10/30/2014 8:01:58 AM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden, Jill Biden, and 11 family members had a grand vacation this summer at a lodge in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. They spent four nights there in August, presumably doing what you do at national parks – hiking, fishing, canoeing, bothering wildlife, and taking in the marvelous views. And until a reporter inquired about the trip, they hadn’t paid for it. Time’s Zeke Miller exposed Biden’s sweet deal. Are any other reporters going to investigate this? According to Time: Vice President Joe Biden, his wife and 11 other family members spent four nights on vacation this August at a



Dem state senator´s husband busted
while stealing GOP lawn signs
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/30/2014 7:59:26 AM     Post Reply
The Democrats have become the win-by-cheating party, so much so that the President of the United States jokes about vote fraud to a party rally, just as he joked about using the IRS to punish his political opponents. Just as a fish rots from the head down, so too does a political party that depends on the votes of ineligible aliens and that fights tooth-and-nail against the sort of voter identification measures common in other advanced (and not-so-advanced) democracies. The ethos, one that predates Obama by a century or more, has filtered down to the local level, for instance a contest

White House in Denial: President Obama
Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate
National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 10/30/2014 7:56:51 AM     Post Reply
White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they´re using their own fantasies to do it. They´re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post´s Karen Tumulty, "He doesn´t think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there." This is pure delusion: Obama is the main reason Republicans are well-positioned to win control of the upper chamber next Tuesday. And Democrats´ biggest strategic mistake in this election is that most candidates didn´t run away far and fast enough.

Climate Change is Not Our Fault,
So Let’s Just Deal With It,
says California Professor
Breitbart London [UK], by Donna Rachel Edmunds    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 7:40:40 AM     Post Reply
Climate change is happening--but not because of human activity, Daniel Botkin, professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at University of California Santa Barbara has said. Moreover, the focus on man-made global warming is detracting attention from real environmental disasters to nature’s detriment, he has argued. Writing on the National Parks Traveler, a website dedicated to America’s national parks, Botkin challenges the conclusions reached by the Union of Concerned Scientists in their paper National Landmarks at Risk, How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the United States’ Most Cherished Historic Sites, not least because they’ve taken

Massive Anti-Islam March
Planned For Berlin
Breitbart London [UK], by Oliver Lane    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 7:32:56 AM     Post Reply
Anti radical-Islam protesters have been accused of having “misused the freedom of assembly” by gathering in Cologne over the weekend, and authorities are calling for further meetings to be banned in anticipation of plans to hold a further rally in Berlin. An estimated 4,800 marched on Sunday in reaction to the recent sectarian violence witnessed on the streets of Germany, as Iraqi migrants from the Salafist Muslim and Kurdish communities clashed over grievances brought with them from the near-east. Despite the violence of the earlier riots by the Iraqi groups, the focus of the German government appears to be on only


American troops returning from Ebola-afflicted
countries to be quarantined for 21 days in
Italy - but Italians say they don´t want them!
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 7:22:36 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that he had approved a recommendation from a top general to quarantine all soldiers returning from Ebola-afflicted countries for 21 days in West Africa before allowing them to return to the U.S. Acting on behalf of the heads of all the armed services divisions of the military, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday asked Hagel to instate the quarantine rules. The Army, acting on its own authority, had already announced a mandatory quarantine for its soldiers at a base near Venice, Italy. The move has sparked intense outrage

Our Make-It-Up World
National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 10/30/2014 7:20:23 AM     Post Reply
Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week. Some days Americans are told there is no

´Absolutely no plans´: White House DISOWNS
State Dept proposal to fly foreign Ebola
sufferers to the US for treatment
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 7:14:52 AM     Post Reply
The White House has disowned a State Department draft proposal that would have seen Ebola-infected foreign nationals brought to the United States for treatment. ´No,´ National Security Council Assistant Press Secretary Ned Price said flatly on Wednesday evening when MailOnline asked if the plan was under consideration. ´There are absolutely no plans to MEDEVAC non-Americans who become ill with Ebola to the United States,´ said Price. ´We have discussed allowing other countries to use our MEDEVAC capabilities to evacuate their own citizens to their home countries or third-countries, subject to reimbursement and availability. But we are not contemplating bringing them

Organised Hypocrisy on a
Monumental Scale
London Review of Books, by Robert Wade    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 10/30/2014 7:10:02 AM     Post Reply
Late last year I made my first visit to the West Bank. I’d never before been anywhere in what was once known as the Levant, between Anatolia and Egypt, though I’ve travelled in other parts of the world, as a researcher into economic and political development. Mostly I look at institutions – of all kinds and sizes – and the ways they go about their business, whether it’s the management of common resources at village level, such as grazing and irrigation, or the state-level implementation of policies on industry and technology. I visited the West Bank at the invitation of



US midterms:
seven crazy candidates to watch
Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 6:53:35 AM     Post Reply
D-Day in the US midterms is approaching and it would be remiss not to take stock of all the lunacy that’s happened so far. Alas, the crazy has been toned down a little this year because the Republicans have gone out of their way to kill off Tea Party primary challenges. But you can’t keep a good loon down, and one or two have still cropped up in both parties. Here are seven of the ones to watch next Tuesday. “Meltdown Mike” Bost, Illinois Republican Bost, who is running for the Illinois state house, became a household name after a video of him

RAF Typhoons escort foreign
plane into Stansted Airport
Telegraph [UK], by Edward Malnick & Agencies    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 6:48:09 AM     Post Reply
Two RAF fighters triggered a sonic boom across a large area of South East England when they intercepted a foreign aircraft which was "causing concern". The Typhoons were scrambled to escort a Russian-made Antonov An-26 cargo airliner from Latvia into Stansted Airport. One Twitter user who monitors aircraft radio traffic claimed on Twitter: "I have just heard a warning go out ´if you do not respond to my orders immediately you will be shot down.´" Police later said that the incident occurred as a result of a "loss of communication with the aircraft". Having spoken to the three passengers on board they

Nato jets track ´unusual´
Russian bomber sorties
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/30/2014 6:44:04 AM     Post Reply
Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations. In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday, and some were still on manoeuvres late on Wednesday afternoon. "These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," the alliance said. A spokesman stressed there had been no violation of Nato airspace--as there

Shocking Harvard poll: Millennial voters want
GOP in charge, abandon Obama
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 10/30/2014 6:19:48 AM     Post Reply
Harvard University on Wednesday provided new proof that the Democrats are going to be broadsided in Tuesday’s national elections as millennial voters, in a shocking shift, now prefer a Republican-controlled Congress and give President Obama his second lowest grade ever. A new and massive poll of 2,029 18- to 29-year-olds from Harvard’s Institute of Politics just released found that of those who say they will “definitely be voting,” 51 percent want the GOP in charge, 47 percent favoring Democratic control.The unexpected anti-Democratic swing prompted a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter quizzing poll experts on a media conference call to IOP blurted out,

Why it´s time for Libertarians
to Vote for Republicans
American Thinker, by Doug Thorburn    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 10/30/2014 5:53:00 AM     Post Reply
A nearly lifelong libertarian, I was among those who split with the libertarian wing from Young Americans for Freedom in the late 1960s. My disdain for so-called conservatives and the Republican Party was cemented on August 15, 1971, when President Nixon imposed wage and price controls and abandoned what was left of the gold standard. From then until 2008, I voted only for libertarian candidates, except twice. I have no regrets for having voted for libertarian-Republican Congressman Tom McClintock. I profoundly apologize for helping to elect Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Bet on a GOP Senate Majority
Politico, by Larry J.Sabato*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 5:42:21 AM     Post Reply
While many races remain close, it’s just getting harder and harder to envision a plausible path for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Ultimately, with just a few days to go before the election, the safe bet would be on Republicans eventually taking control of the upper chamber. We say eventually because there’s a decent chance we won’t know who wins the Senate on Election Night. Louisiana is guaranteed to go to a runoff, and Georgia seems likelier than not to do the same. The Georgia runoff would be Jan. 6, 2015, three days after the 114th Congress is

When You´ve Lost the New York Times...
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 5:38:29 AM     Post Reply
Even the New York Times is starting to figure out that Obama and his roving clownshow of an administration is simply in over its head. In “Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Obama Team’s Ability to Cope,” Times reporter Mark Landler uses ventriloquist journalism to give effect to the no doubt widespread desire of Beltway Democrats for Obama to try to right his fortunes through the desperation measure of cleaning house after the election: “There is an inflection point in every presidency, and this certainly is a logical one, if the president feels he might be better served by some replacements on

Obama’s Love-Hate Relationship
With Israel Explodes
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 5:35:32 AM     Post Reply
A senior official calling Netanyahu “chickenshit” shows the ugly side of the president and his team when it comes to the Jewish state. When it comes to Israel, President Obama has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There is campaign Obama, who assures the Israelis he doesn’t bluff when it comes to stopping Iran’s nuclear program, lavishes the Jewish state with even more military assistance than his predecessor, and goes out of his way to let bygones be bygones. Then there is the other Obama. This is the one that instructs his secretary of state to travel to the Middle East to

Grayson’s Wife, Kids Now
On Government Assistance
Daily Caller, by Ben Smith    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 5:26:11 AM     Post Reply
Barely a week after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, liberal firebrand and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is refusing to support his estranged wife and their kids, and his wife has turned to government food stamps to support her family, WFTV 9 Orlando reports. Grayson’s marriage of 29 years dissolved earlier this year when his wife, Lolita Grayson, filed for divorce. A week later, Rep. Grayson asked a court to annul the marriage on the basis of bigamy. Mr. Grayson is refusing to support his family because he is claiming that she was never divorced from her first

Frat-House Statecraft and U.S.-Iran Détente
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/30/2014 5:21:58 AM     Post Reply
The silliness of President Mom Jeans calling an Israeli special forces veteran “chickens–t” was what first dominated the reactions of the Obama administration’s frat-house taunts directed at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. But the larger strategic impact of the insult, as passed through what Matthew Continetti has termed the “secretarial” press, this time via Jeffrey Goldberg, soon became apparent. And it has now been confirmed by a major story in the Wall Street Journal. It was easy at first to miss anything but the string of insults directed from Obama to Netanyahu, including the casual accusation of autism. (It’s arguable whether this

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