February 6, 2012

Feminists Are Anti-Choice Linda Chavez – Linda Chavez – Fri, Feb 3, 2012Horror of horrors! Lego has introduced a new line of gender-specific toys aimed at girls.

I might not even have become aware of the controversy had it not been a topic … More


The Battle over Boykin at West Point

Diana West

Sally Quinn, a Washington Post columnist, believes that not only was it right to ban General Boykin from addressing West Point, but that the person who invited him should be fired…

Agenda-Driven “Science” at EPA

Willie Soon, Paul Driessen

The EPA’s scientific methodologies are seriously flawed, and its expensive “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants” legislation will not protect Americans’ health.

U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns of Cyber “Cold War”

Jim Kouri, CPP

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned on Thursday that legislation should be passed to counter the cyber attacks that are currently affecting U.S. security.

Panetta Predicts an Israeli Strike on Iran

Daniel Pipes

It is not every day that the U.S. secretary of defense forecasts an ally’s move but Leon Panetta said: “there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June.”

Mexico Border City Cops Told to Leave Homes

Immigration News Update

The cross-border drug wars have become so intense in one Mexican border city that the police have left home and stay in hotels, following the murder of five of their number.

Red Tails

Bruce Kesler

A newly released movie which deals with the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a black squadron which flew combat missions in World War II, gets a thumbs-up from this reviewer.

Quote of the Day – February 6, 2012

FSM: Quote of the Day

How Marxists traditionally view situations like the “Arab Spring”…

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. Escalation: Egypt Will Try 19 Americans on Criminal Charges [WT]

  2. Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel [WND]

  3. Holder still hasn’t talked ‘Fast and Furious’ with Clinton, Napolitano, Obama [DAILY CALLER]

  4. China says it was forced to veto UN measure on Syria [FOX]

  5. CNN Does Two Segments on Jobs Numbers Without Mentioning PLUMMETING PARTICIPATION Rate – the record 1.2 million one month increase in the number of people NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE [NEWS BUSTERS]

  6. Fleets fade away with Pentagon budget cuts…The trend has set off alarms among retired fighter pilots [WT]

  7. Is This High School Teaching Students that Communism Is Better Than Capitalism? [THE BLAZE]

  8. L.A. school at center of child abuse cases to be closed for 2 days [CNN]

  9. Syria: new wave of bloody attacks kills 50 [TELEGRAPH]

  10. Mexican vote may determine future of drug war: Resurgent party easier on cartels [WT]

2012: Iran’s Plan to Take Human Life and Israel’s Plan to Preserve It

Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (ret)

Those who are still unconvinced as to the Iranian leadership’s evil intentions, and the extent to which it is blinded to the basic dignity and innocence of human life, need to read this article.

Uncle Sam Suffers from a Democracy Tourette Syndrome

Robert Weissberg

The U.S. suffers from a policy version of Tourette syndrome, an unthinking, reflexive demand that other nations become “democratic” and even threaten sanctions to ensure this outcome.

Iran Strikes: Are You With or Against Israel?

Gadi Adelman

Israel says time is running out and Leon Panetta says Israel could attack Iran as early as April. As all this unfolds the Obama administration cautions our greatest ally Israel, rather than Iran.

komen planned parenthood apology 

Susan G. Komen, the leading US breast cancer charity, has reversed its decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. (Jelena Jankovic/AFP/Getty Images)

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has apologized and reversed its decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after facing intense criticism from lawmakers and women’s health advocates and a fierce backlash from donors.

On its website, the foundation said, “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.”

It went on to state, “We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.”

More on GlobalPost: Susan G. Komen ends funding for Planned Parenthood

The Komen Foundation and it’s founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker insisted that the decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood was not due to Planned Parenthood providing abortions, but because of policy issues and a desire to improve how grantees were selected, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Brinker said, “You have to be sure you are granting to the right people.”

Cecil Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, told KTLA, “This is a result of a very ugly and aggressive campaign by right-wing organizations to bully the Komen foundation and keep them from working with Planned Parenthood.”

More on GlobalPost: Mollie Williams, top Susan G. Komen official, resigned over decision to cut Planned Parenthood

In an official press release posted on its website today, Komen tried to make amends, stating, “We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.”

Mauling the Military

“Freedom isn’t free.” We usually hear this on occasions such as Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. It’s meant to remind us of the brave American troops who put their lives on the line daily to protect our liberty and preserve our security.

But that phrase also applies to matters of money. It takes dollars and cents to field a world-class military. Equipping and training the best soldiers, and providing them with the best vehicles and weapons, is expensive. So why are we preparing to slash the amount we spend to ensure that our defense remains as capable as possible?

For make no mistake: That’s the upshot of what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was talking about recently when he previewed the cuts to come under the Obama administration’s latest budget request. They include:

·A smaller Army and Marine corps. The Army would go from 562,000 now to 490,000. The Marines, meanwhile, would drop from 202,000 to 182,000. It would cut the number of U.S. combat brigades as well. Two would come out of Europe, where our allies would realize they can’t rely on us


The battle is joined on religious liberty

At the heart of recent cases is the right to act on one’s moral beliefs without fear of intimidation and/or government coercion.



Homeland Security Lexicon: You’re All ‘Militia Extremists’ Now

by Patrick Poole

Love the Constitution? Hate government regulations? New DHS “lexicon” brands you a “militia extremist.”

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Americans Are Better Than Who Obama Thinks We Are
Lloyd Marcus
It is extremely disheartening that the president of the United States believes he can win the votes of a majority of Americans by exploiting the sin of covetousness and hatred for the rich. More

If Fox Fails Us
Bruce Walker
Rupert Murdoch may be the only one keeping Fox News conservative. But the possible fall of Fox shouldn’t worry right-leaning people for a couple of reasons. More

Lessons About Iran from Hitler

by David P. Goldman

What Hitler imagined in his nightmares, Ahmadinejad fears in the full light of day.

The Civil Rights Movement’s Wrong Turn
William Flax
This February, let’s acknowledge several forgotten heroes from black history. More

Bringing Electricity to an Indian Hogan
Henry Percy
Would you spend $60,000 to install solar generating equipment on an Indian hogan? I, and all those who pay their bills to my local utility, have. More

Santorum the ‘Good Son’? Not So Much.
C. Edmund Wright
Much like the good son in the biblical parable, thin-skinned Rick Santorum has shown a fair amount of open resentment over the embrace conservatives have given prodigal Newt Gingrich upon the latter’s return to the conservative scene. But is Santorum even entitled to feel this way? More

Health Care: The Straw That Should Break Newtmania’s Back
Calvin Freiburger
The idea that Newt Gingrich would be preferable to Mitt Romney on health care is about as unserious as it gets. More

America after Obama
Jeff Lukens
Barack Obama has gone from the “one we’ve been waiting for” to the one we can’t wait to kick out. More


Like Your Freedom? Thank a Church.

by Andrew Klavan

Whether we’re Catholic or not, every single one of us should stand up against Obama’s assault on their church.

Why Santorum Voters Wouldn’t Become Gingrich Voters

by Adam Graham

The former speaker’s character issues would make him a bad fit for Santorum supporters.

Are You ‘Them!’?

by Victor Davis Hanson

How did Barack Obama & Co. conjure up so many demons?

Glengarry Glenn Greenwald

by David P. Goldman

A response to the liberal pundit’s attack on my previous post, “Lessons About Iran from Hitler.”

Apple Branches Out to High-Tech Israel

by Brian London

Another huge technology firm decides Israel is the place to be.

February 6, 2012

Health Reform via Super Bowl
February 6, 2012
My wife figured out how to solve the health care problem: have the Super Bowl every day. More

Israel strengthens nuclear deterrent against Iran with fleet of German subs
February 6, 2012
Containment might not work the second time around. More

Self-defense report cheered by Second Amendment advocates
February 6, 2012
The Cato report concludes that the average American citizen is capable of competently employing a firearm for defensive purposes. More

Downsizing the Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior oversees more than 500 million acres of land through the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Much of this land is productive, rich in natural resources, and popular with recreational visitors. Yet rather than generate a net return for taxpayers, the department consumes billions of dollars a year in subsidies. On DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato scholars analyze the department’s spending and recommend cuts to save taxpayers $8 billion annually.

Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens

The ostensible purpose of gun control legislation is to reduce firearm deaths and injuries. But if policymakers are truly interested in harm reduction, they should pause to consider how many crimes are thwarted each year by ordinary persons with guns. A new paper from Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett uses a collection of news reports of self-defense with guns over an eight-year period to survey the circumstances and outcomes of defensive gun uses in America. The authors conclude that the vast majority of gun owners are ethical and competent, and tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.

House Freezes Federal Pay

On the heels of a Congressional Budget Office study concluding that federal employee compensation is 16 percent higher than that of similar private-sector workers, the U.S. House voted Wednesday to freeze federal pay. Just on Monday, Cato scholar Chris Edwards had argued, “Congress should freeze or cut federal wages and then start overhauling federal benefits to reduce costs. To deal with today’s large budget deficits, we need to restrain all areas of spending, and so it is reasonable to cut federal pay packages and better align them with private-sector practices.”



Why Does U.S. Pay to Protect Prosperous Allies?
Christopher A. Preble on CNN.com.

The Current Wisdom: Climate Change Controversy in the Wall Street Journal
by Patrick J. Michaels.
The Federal Reserve’s Crony Capitalism
James A. Dorn on Forbes.com.
Obama’s Higher Education Reforms Doomed to Fail
Neal McCluskey in Investor’s Business Daily.

No More Bipartisan Bailouts
Michael D. Tanner in National Review



Cynthia Tucker – Sat, Feb 4, 2012I once trudged many miles in a cold rain to raise thousands of dollars for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s fight against breast cancer. I won’t do it again.I once stood in the blazing sun to cheer men, women and young children walking in support of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those claimed by the disease — fundraising events sponsored by the Susan G. Komen foundation. I won’t support them … More »PLANNED PARENTHOOD ‘INVESTIGATION’ IS MEANT TO SCARE

Pundits predict: Who will win the Super Bowl?

The Week – Fri, Feb 3, 2012

As the Patriots and Giants gear up for a rematch of 2008′s dramatic … More »Pundits predict: Who will win the Super Bowl?

Good day, bad day: February 3, 2012

The Week – Fri, Feb 3, 2012

Hackers successfully foil the FBI, while Germany grapples with the … More »Good day, bad day: February 3, 2012

The Shape of the War to Come

by Michael Ledeen

With my Ouija board working again, I reached the spirit of my old friend James Jesus Angleton, formerly head of CIA’s counterintelligence team.

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