Ranking the presidential speeches at #Dream15 from worst to best: Bush, Rubio, Perry, Jindal, Cruz.— Kevin Boyd (@kevinboyd1984) August 22, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
ICYMI: Another EPA-caused disaster in Georgia happened 5 months ago, but hazard continues in sediment flow
ICYMI: Another EPA-caused disaster in Georgia happened 5 months ago, but hazard continues in sediment flow: http://t.co/z3vLuVovaC— Watchdog.org (@Watchdogorg) August 23, 2015
In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues as heavy storms — one hit the area Tuesday — wash more soil into the creek.
The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to Lake Oconee and then to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species.
Lead in the soil at the project site is 20,000 times higher than federal levels established for drinking water, said microbiologist Dave Lewis, who was a top-level scientist during 31 years at the Environmental Protection Agency.
He became a whistleblower critical of EPA practices and now works for Focus for Health, a nonprofit that researches disease triggers.
When corporations cause toxic spills they are severely punished; who will hold the EPA accountable for its latest spills in CO and GA?— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 21, 2015
Hillary was just in Iowa, wouldn't give spontaneous soapbox speech. Now she's going back in Wednesday to give prescreened statements
Hillary was just in Iowa, wouldn't give spontaneous soapbox speech. Now she's going back in Wednesday to give prescreened statements— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 23, 2015
Bernie Sanders should be considered the Democratic frontrunner http://t.co/QoDQ3kOzHi— HotAir.com (@hotairblog) August 22, 2015
CNN reports that, first-woman-president hype notwithstanding, women voters are moving AWAY from Hillary http://t.co/BN1yD5PXm5— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton lagging against Republicans in summer target state polls http://t.co/NGk0pQcOoI— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 22, 2015
Train heroes: Who are the men who averted a massacre in Europe? http://t.co/dNKGD0yymW pic.twitter.com/FqDa68rHeA— CNN International (@cnni) August 23, 2015
Moroccan terrorist, 26, who was taken down by hero US airman and his friends after opening fire on French train - as it emerges he 'fought with ISIS in Syria and was known to FOUR intelligence agencies'
- Ayoub El-Khazzani, 26, allegedly opened fire on the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris with a Kalashnikov
- He 'wounded one man before he was disarmed and beaten unconscious by two American soldiers and a student'
- Alarmingly, suspect had already been on government officials' radars in four European countries prior to attack
- He had previously traveled to Turkey - where he 'received military training with ISIS' - and then to Syria to fight
- Spanish officials had flagged him to French police last year because he belongs to 'radical Islamist movement'
- Questions are now being asked as to how El-Khazzani, from Morocco, was allowed to move freely around Europe
- During Friday evening attack, El-Khazzani 'started shooting on train', which had more than 500 passengers on it
- Air Force airman Spencer Stone ran at the gunman, along with Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22
- With the help of Anthony Sadler, from California, and British national Chris Norman, they stopped the terror attack
- Three people, including Stone, wounded in the attack and French police have hailed the bravery of the bystanders
Family, friends express pride and relief after childhood friends from Sacramento thwart European train attack http://t.co/c6phPY67cH— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) August 23, 2015
AMERICAN HEROES: 3 Who Stopped Train Attack Were Boyhood Friends http://t.co/3We6Zntwl0 pic.twitter.com/EhtQdzLd69— slone (@slone) August 22, 2015
Three Americans, two of whom are Marines, subdued a gunman on a Paris-bound train Friday. http://t.co/JygkZOmfZ0 http://t.co/JygkZOmfZ0— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 22, 2015
US Marines On Liberty Subdue Armed Attacker at French Train Station http://t.co/uYkSH0V8EA— IJReview (@ijreview) August 22, 2015
"Must See Video Shot By US Serviceman Who Stopped Terrorist Attack Inside French Train." http://t.co/DiBj07sNj8— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) August 22, 2015
"I came to see my friends... in Europe and we stopped a terrorist, it's kind of crazy" http://t.co/tLlBah36B4 pic.twitter.com/O9G1uEBDtJ— T.J. Ortenzi (@tjortenzi) August 22, 2015
Turns out the young American hero who stopped a terrorist aboard high speed train in Belgium from Paris was actually an @OregonGuard Soldier— W Patrick Wilson (@DUhockeyFan) August 22, 2015
Unarmed U.S. Marines ‘Take Down’ Suspected Terrorist on a Passenger Train WOW: http://t.co/70YmnMrnG6— National Review (@NRO) August 22, 2015
Sadly, one of the Marines was reportedly shot and is “believed to be in critical condition.” May God bless him.
France train jihadi trained in Islamic State, was being watched by police http://t.co/84JYwBDgZk— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) August 23, 2015
Gallup poll cited by Bloomberg found Americans see the government as a bigger problem than unemployment or terrorism
Gallup poll cited by Bloomberg found Americans see the government as a bigger problem than unemployment or terrorism. pic.twitter.com/8FaFE46h8K— Grasswire (@grasswire) August 22, 2015
Democrats Are Gunning for Prop. 13 – For Real
Fresno County declares a state of emergency for Rough Wild Fire near Hume Lake. We will be asking for more resources
Fresno County declares a state of emergency for Rough Wild Fire near Hume Lake. We will be asking for more resources pic.twitter.com/OvKgtV2tKm— Henry Perea (@HenryPerea) August 21, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Trump: "I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) August 22, 2015
We are going to make our country so strong again, so great again. No more ripping off the United States. We will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2015
Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight? http://t.co/gsRCoN55kj— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 21, 2015
Trump's campaign is collecting signatures and names as people come in. Getting signatures for ballot.— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 21, 2015
I've seen pro-amnesty, Code Pink, and gay rights activists all go after Cruz on the stump. He always handles well.— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 21, 2015
Does any other candidate else handle protesters and questioners so well? I haven't seen it. Polite, respectful. https://t.co/e8xfMyJbWs— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 21, 2015
Just a short time after a judge issued a ruling that the biotech firm StemExpress can’t block the Center for Medical Progress from releasing another video that shows what it does with aborted babies Planned Parenthood sells to it, the pro-life group put up the 8th video in its series showing the scandal of Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts.
While the videos have focused on the Planned Parenthood abortion business, the biotech firm StemExpress, which buys and resells aborted baby body parts from the abortion giant, has filed a lawsuit seeking to block some information the Center for Medical Progress obtained in its three year undercover operation.
Last month, a court in California blocked the pro-life group from releasing any videos regarding certain meetings of the middleman, StemExpress. The restraining order does not apply to the Planned Parenthood abortion business or even to StemExpress in its entirety, making it so additional videos were released.
Today, a judge lifted the order and Center for Medical Progress immediately released a new video.
Santorum: How Can Planned Parenthood Argue 'These Aren’t Human Beings When They’re Harvesting Human Organs’ http://t.co/Zk4O4EFlP3— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) August 21, 2015
StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer’s sister works for Speaker John Boehner "Alternative title: StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer... http://t.co/bKL1DR8sC4— Trevor Loudon (@newzealblog) August 23, 2015
Report: Hillary’s “unclassified” e-mails? Actually classified. http://t.co/2RzgkxWnDd— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 21, 2015
* ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.
The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a tributary of the Animas River in Colorado. The stinky yellow flume of old mine waste — rife with cancer-causing mercury and arsenic — threatens to pollute the drinking and recreational water of three states.
Had a private oil company acted so incompetently and negligently, it would have been fined billions of dollars by the same EPA. The company's top executives might have been subject to criminal prosecutions. The business' reputation would have been tarnished for years. Just ask BP officials what the Obama administration did to the corporation after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.
But who'll police the green police at the EPA?...
What is the common denominator in these government scandals — as well as the recent scandals involving the needless deaths of veterans waiting for care at Veterans Health Administration facilities, the sex and booze escapades of Secret Service agents, the Las Vegas junketing at the General Services Administration, the snooping at the National Security Agency and the lack of cyber-security at Office of Personnel Management?
The bigger government gets, the more employees are hired, and the more unaccountable power accrues to bureaucracies, the more government takes on a life of its own. Public grandees resemble Hollywood's out-of-control androids or Frankenstein monsters that turn on their creators — in these cases, the taxpayers.
Secure, high-level government administrative jobs — where dismissal is rare and automatic promotion common — promote mediocrity. Institutionalized incompetence explains why NASA can no longer launch its own astronauts into space without help from Russia, or why the cost of the California high-speed rail project soars before an inch of track is laid....
Hillary's latest defense: What is classified information, anyway? http://t.co/DcjTALLmyz— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 19, 2015
The new Haldeman and Ehrlichman... pic.twitter.com/fTyM8iDSl9— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 21, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Springer Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) books and journals, issued an announcement this week that 64 different professional articles, primarily in the medical field, had been retracted.
Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews http://t.co/LbvAF2ViN9— HotAir.com (@hotairblog) August 19, 2015
It turns out that the vaunted peer review process, designed to ensure that multiple sets of experts evaluate the quality of the work before it hits the presses, had fallen apart. The peer reviews in some cases were found to be “highly suspicious” with bogus email addresses and questionable credentials.
The National Education Association takes aim at homeschooling. Should parents have a right to educate their own children?
JUDGE TRUMP: Meet the Donald's sister... http://t.co/0zPJYS6E3P— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 19, 2015
...Although she did not start law school until after her son was in sixth grade, Ms. Barry has had a four-decade career as a prosecutor and federal judge, achieving a measure of celebrity independent of her brother. (“This is not the Trump Princess,” The Chicago Sun-Times wrote in 1989.) Some friends say they did not even know she was part of the famous family.
“There was a story in Time magazine or something, and a couple of the other lawyers come in and go, ‘Did you know Maryanne is a Trump?’ ” said Donald J. Volkert Jr., a former New Jersey Superior Court judge who became a close friend of Ms. Barry’s. “And I said, ‘What’s a trump?’ ”
Ms. Barry earned a reputation as a tough judge with a strong command of her courtroom. In 1989, as a district court judge in Essex County, N.J., she blocked a plea deal that would have freed two county detectives accused of protecting a drug dealer. She forced the case to trial, where the detectives were convicted and received 12- and 15-year jail terms. She presided over the conviction of Louis (Bobby) Manna, the Genovese crime family boss accused of trying to assassinate a rival, John Gotti. And in 1996, she chastised federal prosecutors for trying to deport a former deputy attorney general of Mexico, calling their efforts politically motivated, unconstitutional and “Kafkaesque.”...
‘Black Lives Matter’ activist Shaun King REVEALED to be a FAKE BLACK GUY!! http://t.co/pvxElIBLkh— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 19, 2015
REPORT: 'Black Lives Matter' Organizer Outed as White? http://t.co/UC2NtskJBR— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 19, 2015
God has blessed the Republican Party with some very good candidates. The Democrats can't even find one.
Humboldt County, California pic.twitter.com/hGTSe3nTYc— Earth Pics (@EarthPicturz) August 16, 2015
We are All Very Blessed to Live in Humboldt, Officially the Second Prettiest County in America or Something: http://t.co/JrsYxcyGjO— Lost Coast Outpost (@LCOutpost) August 18, 2015
When a live human being is in a casserole dish and it's brain is being harvested while it's heart beats, it's not "Your Body" anymore— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2015
The Planned Parenthood videos get worse. This one is almost unwatchable. But this is what this organisation does http://t.co/QCqVXXbrwP— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) August 19, 2015
"You started from the bottom of the polls and now you’re here. How has that been for you?" http://t.co/SZ8xtOgPpn— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) August 19, 2015
Don’t gloat about the Ashley Madison leak. It’s about way more than infidelity. http://t.co/Q9h4vrqCbU— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 19, 2015
A proposal under consideration by the Legislature would mandate a massive 50% gas cut and let unelected bureaucrats figure out the details. They could even launch new subsidies for the purchase of millions of new electric cars and send taxpayers the astronomical bill.
The politicians have just returned from vacation and at the top of their agenda is a $3 billion gas tax increase. Call them now and tell them gas taxes are too high already!
The politicians always want more money, but taxpayers need to point out California is already a high tax state that drives away jobs and productive citizens while wasting billions of dollars a year.
Clinton on if she personally wiped her server: “That’s for the people investigating it to try to figure out." http://t.co/ewdvjj27Ay— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 19, 2015
Ugly headline, cringe-worthy video to match. https://t.co/oZCBD80SCy— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 18, 2015
“Do you mean wiping a server with a cloth?” says the former Secretary of State about her tech scandal. Simply amazing.— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 19, 2015
Hillary isn't handling this well. She hasn't accepted that her media friends don't have the power they once held. http://t.co/40sMZaQfQg— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) August 19, 2015
35% of NH Dem voters "excited" about Hillary's campaign. Guess they're hoping for that historic first: husband-wife impeachment. #tcot— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) August 19, 2015
5 mistakes Hillary Clinton made in her latest e-mail press conference http://t.co/rI6m5db5qI— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 19, 2015
Home page of @nytimes at this hour: Three warnings of doom for GOP, no mention of @HillaryClitnon "wipe it down" presser— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 19, 2015
This is how left wing media bias works -- both the bias of selection and the bias of omission. https://t.co/SR9sFz78wx— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) August 19, 2015
Will Hillary Be Indicted? Hear What Legal Experts Say… https://t.co/wmTnN8v9DH— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
"And that’s the heart of this mess: the remarkable arrogance with which Clinton puts herself above the law, about the rules that apply to everyone else — from her decision to use a private server in the first place, to her deletions, to the long refusal to turn the server over until the FBI declared a criminal investigation."
“MEMORIES”: DRUDGE currently linking to 1998 CNN story on Bill Clinton admitting to relationship w/Monica Lewinsky
SUMMER SURGE: NUMBER OF ILLEGALS FROM MEXICO SWELLS... http://t.co/KfGUeteY5c— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 17, 2015
BUCHANAN: Immigration is issue of the century... http://t.co/X31hGuRF2r— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 17, 2015
WASH POST LEAD TUESDAY: Trump calls for unprecedented crackdown on illegals... http://t.co/bzGKrt87k6— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 18, 2015
Trump's immigration plan provokes fiery debate on 'The Five' | http://t.co/qkUsIU7YQk— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) August 18, 2015
Ann Coulter on Trump's Immigration Plan: Greatest Political Document Since Magna Carta - The Gateway Pundit http://t.co/8QxRjDDNW8— TIMENOUT (@TIMENOUT) August 17, 2015
HILLARY SERVERS KEPT IN BATHROOM CLOSET— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 18, 2015
Drip, drip, drip... http://t.co/Za8uPz2CYq— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 18, 2015
Polls indicate that a Trump presidency is now inevitable. #August— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 18, 2015
That's the most clear argument for command and control gov't, over the will of the people, I think I have ever heard from her.
WOW, Hillary. "I don't believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources..." http://t.co/83NTjNH3z8— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 18, 2015
That's the most clear argument for command and control gov't, over the will of the people, I think I have ever heard from her.— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 18, 2015
Because Hillary is a structural Marxist who believes that the system must be changed in order to change minds. https://t.co/hzZCnrkKj7— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
This piece by @instapundit gives some insight to how National Security Protocols work. It is an important read
Grassley: Clinton's Attorney Doesn't Have Proper Security Clearance to Handle Her Top Secret Emails http://t.co/GwGWnrmK7x— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 17, 2015
After saying it didn't have any emails from a top Hillary aide, State now says it has found 17,855. http://t.co/4xJXiIBB7U— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) August 17, 2015
State Department Turns Up Over 81,000 Emails From Top Hillary Clinton Aide They Swore Didn’t Exist… http://t.co/FoOA0LZzO7— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) August 17, 2015
Obama crawled to Iran during Ahmadinejad administration asking for talks and granting Iran "right" to enrich uranium
Obama crawled to Iran during Ahmadinejad administration asking for talks and granting Iran "right" to enrich uranium http://t.co/WNxh50Xcii— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 17, 2015
Just one poll, but still: Fox now has Trump, Carson & Cruz in double digits. Jeb, Walker, Rubio all in single digits
Just one poll, but still: Fox now has Trump, Carson & Cruz in double digits. Jeb, Walker, Rubio all in single digits. http://t.co/hev1qCcADn— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) August 17, 2015
Government EPA spill. No pictures. No gnashing of teeth. Where are the environmentalists? https://t.co/P4uoAyVojS— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) August 17, 2015
The Navajo Nation is still warning residents not to use the river for crops or livestock watering until it completes its own environmental review.
A team of EPA contractors spilled 3 million gallons of toxic waste, including lead, arsenic and other heavy metals, into the Animas River while evaluating Colorado’s long abandoned Gold King Mine on Aug. 5.
The spill kicked off a flurry of criticism from Republicans, who promised to investigate how the agency allowed it to happen. The EPA has responded by testing water in the Animas and San Juan rivers and providing supplies of safe water for locals. Administrator Gina McCarthy traveled to the area to assess the damage last week.
Clinton: Nothing classified on my server! State: There's so much classified we can't comply with judicial orders. http://t.co/awIVFo2qTz— John Hayward (@Doc_0) August 17, 2015
Why Hillary Won’t Make It | Power Line. Odd bit of reportage. If true, would explain the rages and chronic mendacity http://t.co/LgdHsPxi5h— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 17, 2015
A SECOND SERVER? http://t.co/gBLv9yRusL— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
...The eugenics agenda eventually fell out of favor: The conscience of the West was quickened by the sight of the ovens at Auschwitz, the ultimate manifestation of the logic of eugenics. Yet the scientific community, with its rising cultural authority, had helped to persuade a generation of an urgent biological necessity. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was among the ranks of the true believers. Speaking at Vassar College in 1926, Sanger warned of a social crisis — “an increasing race of morons” — unless sterilization policies were widely implemented.
For people of faith, the problem is not science, but scientism: the belief that science can explain every facet of human existence from Nature itself.
In that worldview, there are few restraints on what science can do — must do — in order to improve mankind’s physical well-being. This is what C. S. Lewis meant when he warned of “the abolition of man” — the negation of human dignity in the name of progress, or compassion, or humanity, or science itself. Lewis lived long enough to witness firsthand the dreadful progeny of this idea: “For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.”
The passage of time, it seems, has only strengthened this power and the fearsome temptation to use it.
Based on Twitter & my inbox, Fox poll is taking GOP Establishment simultaneously to new levels of denial & freak out pic.twitter.com/K7A38ZpJQY— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) August 16, 2015