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(John Hinderaker) In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. Show More Summary

Joe The Plumber: Ferguson Residents Would 'Scatter Like Cockroaches' If Ferguson Held Job Fair

If there's anyone who should be crawling under a rock, it's this guy: Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches': Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary


SO GIVEN TEXAS PRECEDENT, IS THIS AN INDICTABLE ABUSE OF POWER? Excerpts of text messages exchanged Saturday between University of Houston Chancellor and President Renu Khator and state Sen. John Whitmire of Houston.

Economic Statistics for 20 Aug 14

The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 1.4% last week. Purchases fell -0.4% but re-fis rose 3.0%. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Irate Chris Matthews Taken Aback by Obama Reax to Foley Beheading; Says of ISIS 'If They Want to Die, Help Them Out'

"I don't know why he used the word 'justice.' It's not appropriate here. This is an attack on our country, we have to react to it," an upset Chris Matthews reacted to a video excerpt of President Obama's statement today about the beheading...Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (8-20-2014)

Why Are Some People So Much Luckier Than Others? I consider myself to be 'lucky' but it's mostly a fundamental kind of luck - I know that the tornado won't hit my hotel, the test results will come back negative,...

I DUNNO, IT’S ONLY CONJECTURE WITHOUT AN EXPERIMENT: Yep: MSNBC would react quite differently if Te…

I DUNNO, IT’S ONLY CONJECTURE WITHOUT AN EXPERIMENT: Yep: MSNBC would react quite differently if Tea Partiers threw rocks at them.

Stalinist Zionism Is No Way To Treat A Friend

With friends like these (who offer blind support for Israel no matter its crimes), then who needs enemies?

Compare and Contrast

[guest post by Dana] After the ghastly news of the ISIS beheading, Jim Geraghty pointed out a significant and telling difference in the response of two world leaders: Over there: “U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in […]

Oklahoma City Satanists Sued to Retrieve 'Stolen' Consecrated Host

At noon Wednesday, local time, attorneys representing the Archdiocese of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit concerning the satanic "black mass" scheduled to be held on Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. As previously reported...Show More Summary

NYT's Front Page Gushes on Eric Holder, 'Leaning Forward' on Race in Ferguson Case; Hits Too-Cool Obama From Left

More pampering of Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder on the front page of the New York Times: Wednesday's edition featured "Shared Vision, Varying Styles," yet another defense of Holder (and criticism of Obama from the left) in a "news...Show More Summary

Right-wingers suggest doing a full Reagan after reporter executed by ISIS

The gruesome murder of American reporter James Foley was horrific enough, but now right-wing bloggers and conservative commentators seem determined to make it more grotesque still. With word from ABC News that the Obama White House was...Show More Summary

Still struggling between John Tory and Olivia Chow in T.O.'s mayoral race

With this fairly quiet and not-hot-enough summer drawing to a close, the Toronto mayoral race is just about to switch into high gear. Polls offer a hint of clarity as many lately have shown John Tory pulling ahead, Olivia Chow falling back and Rob Ford stagnating, including the reliable Nanos. Show More Summary

Persuading and hectoring

Kevin Drum responded to my ruminating about guilt and shame and how they trip up liberal causes. It’s human nature to get defensive when you feel guilty, and it’s hard to recruit defensive folks to your cause. If this were only an occasional problem, that would be one thing. But let’s be honest: We really [Read more...]

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Spins Tall Tales On Ferguson Shooting

Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support. This time Hoft made waves with his base talking about how Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson had suffered an "orbital blowout fracture to…

Orange Alert Issued for Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano

Following a swarm of 2600 earthquakes on Saturday in and around Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports that the Bárðarbunga civil aviation color code has been raised to “Orange.” IMO defines this alert: “ORANGE: Volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.”

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