Larwyn’s Linx: Civil War and The Pig Trap

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Nation

Civil War and The Pig Trap: Taxicab Depressions
14 Factors to Watch in the 2014 Midterms: Patrick Reddy
Louie Gohmert: House Leader Working With Soros: MagNote

Meet the One Percenters Funding Harry Reid’s Super PAC: WFB
Who are the real saboteurs of immigration reform?: Victor Davis Hanson
More Black Conservatives Making Voices Heard: Allen West

The Rule of the Lawless: Kevin D. Williamson
Graphic Photos Show What The BLM Really Did To Bundy’s Cows: Western
Sebelius said to be mulling Kansas Senate run. No, really.: Moe Lane

Economy

86 million Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148 million Benefit Takers: DTW
Why Yellen Should Leave Us Scream’en: David Stockman
Common Core may omit ‘liberty’ from list of U.S. founding principles: EAG

The Long Goodbye to Sebelius: RWN
Midwest, Evolving Hub for Entrepreneurship: P&F
For Genuine Economic Recovery, Ask “What Would Mises Do?”: ObjStd (2012)

Scandal Central

IRS Scandal Spreads to DOJ: Bryan Preston
The Terrifying Implications of the IRS Abuse-DOJ Connection: Bryan Preston
IRS Documents: Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups: JW

Obama’s Pencil-thin Presidency: Cindy Simpson
Feds Destroyed Water Infrastructure, Fences, Two Prized Bulls During Bundy Ranch Standoff: WZ
Watch How Obama Responds To 35,570 Counts Of Voter Fraud in North Carolina: MinorityReport

Climate & Energy

EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat: Paul Bedard
Tom Nelson: Things I Believe On Warming: Cove
Another DOE Flop: Smith Electric Vehicles Closes Kansas Plant: CFP

Media

15 Examples of Liberal Privilege: John Hawkins
An incredible compilation of Romney campaign predictions that turned out to be true…: YC
Woot! Rachel Maddow gets shown her place when she tries to insult Ann Coulter: BPR

Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama: Breitbart
NYT: NYT Has Been Misleading You About Deportations: VDARE
Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups: NavyTimes

Harry Reid’s Facebook Page Just Got Obliterated…: Western
Keep Your Doctor, Change Your Senator: Glob
CNN: Landrieu Ad With Fake Footage Is ‘Blowing Up in Her Face’: WFB

World

First Putin, now Al Qaeda is taunting the Obama administration: Scoop
Peters: Obama Is a Fool and a Weakling: WFB
Tax Day: Americans Pay—Illegal Aliens Get Fraudulent Refunds: VDARE

More Jackbootery: WRSA
Al-Qaida meeting openly; meanwhile NYC disbands anti-terrorism unit. Are we nuts?: Allen West
Ukraine’s troops humiliated as their armoured vehicles are SEIZED by pro-Russian militants: Daily Mail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How coffee can keep workers honest: Fortune
Futuristic RollTop Foldable Notebook with 17-inch OLED Display and Full Fledged Keyboard: Tuvie
The Coolest Spaceships Ever Built, Compared by Size: Wired

Cornucopia

Stand up Boston, let ‘em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?: MOTUS
Three Wishes: Give Me Liberty
Rumors of Senate run for ex-HHS secretary sparks suggestions for #SebeliusCampaignSlogans: Twitchy

Image: The Rule of the Lawless
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Video: Does John Boehner Suffer from “Electile Dysfunction”?

QOTD: “Lois Lerner intended to use her position atop the IRS’ tax exempt approval office to coordinate the prosecution of political speech. The Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder had at least tentatively bought into that. The Federal Elections Commission was being roped in as well. Lerner’s emails prove that beyond doubt.

Democrats in Congress were involved. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) appears to have led the anti-constitutional attack on free speech in the House. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led it from the Senate.

Two days before Lerner was forced to publicly disclose the scandal, she was moving forward with an insidious plan to stamp out conservatives and Tea Party activists’ ability to organize and raise money, by working with the IRS commissioner’s office and the Department of Justice. At the same time, there was no plan for any government crackdown on groups who agreed with President Obama. The traffic was entirely one-way. It was nakedly political, and everyone involved knew it. They also had reason to believe that they would succeed, or they would not have engaged in it. DOJ would serve two roles: Prosecute conservatives, and protect the bureaucrats who were pushing those prosecutions.” –Bryan Preston

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?

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Nation

Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?: Mickey Kaus
Eric Cantor is up to no good, again: PJM
Barack Obama cooking the Census books over #Obamacare: Moe Lane

8 Infuriating Facts To Remember On Tax Day: Federalist
The Slow Death of Free Speech: Mark Steyn
H.R. 4380: Game changing gun legislation?: CommDig

Holder’s Race Card: Jonah Goldberg
Why Cliven Bundy Is Not Wrong- From A Fellow Rancher: Liberty & Lead
Equality in Discipline: Walter Williams

Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With The Bundy Standoff: Old Thinker
Operation Outreach: Christian Mercenary
Armed guards surround Bundy, supporters fear imminent threat: 8 News Now

Economy

Illegal Aliens Given $ Billions of Our Money by IRS: MB
You just paid your taxes, America, and this is what you bought: Watchdog
Raid and shoot: This ain’t your grandpa’s PD: Watchdog

Scandal Central

Helluva Job, Eric: Fast And Furious Guns Flowed Back Into U.S.: Bob Owens
Obama’s HHS Nominee Proved Loyalty to Clinton by Digging Through Dead Man’s Trash: WFB
Lois Lerner sits in her lavish $ 2.4MM house as she awaits possible contempt charge: DC

Guy Nails Harry Reid on Bundy With Google Cache of Scrubbed BLM Website: iOTW
Good Morning to New York’s 1 Million New Illegal Gun Owners: AmmoLand
It Ain’t Over Till the Little Banty Rooster Stops Crowing: MOTUS

Climate & Energy

UN Cranks Up Hysteria on Faltering Global Warming Hoax, Demands We Change Our Lives: MB
Earth Daze: John Stossel
EPA Admits It Makes Up Rules for No Reason: Outcast

Media

Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Racially Polarizing Politics, Despite MSM Efforts To Lull Whites: VDARE
NBC: Police Firefights In Boston Bomber Hunt Show Cops Were Over-Gunned, Undertrained: Bob Owens
Resistance!: Western Rifle Shooters

Harry Reid Wants Civil War: ‘It’s Not Over! – Americans Agree: Susan Duclos
Butt-hurt Obama Wanted Dr. Ben Carson to Apologize… But the Good Doctor Refused: ConTrib
Die Hards – Day By Day: Chris Muir

Shaun Kenney and Bearing Drift Drop Anchor in Eric Cantor’s Treasure Chest: VA Right
‘Damned lunatic’: Brainless Joe Biden tells survivors that Boston bombing ‘was worth it’: Twitchy
Mitt Romney’s Son Mocks Harry Reid With Pic of His Dad Paying His Taxes: WZ

World

UC Irvine Should Rescind Its Invitation to Commencement Speaker (and War Criminal) Obama: WFB
“Oligarchy, not democracy: Americans have ‘near-zero’ input on policy – report”: PW
If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?: The Week

CAIR: Sharia Law Is Compatible With Democracy: WZ
Book: Arab Winter Arrives in America: VDARE
Well, Of Course They Want More Land…: WRSA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

MIT Whizzes Invent Magical Furniture That Changes Shape on Demand: Wired
This is Amazon’s smartphone: BGR
Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence: I, Cringely

Cornucopia

Seasonal gym-goers, here’s what not to be: Paul Daugherty
April 15th, Taxes Galore: Do You Like This Solution?: AWD
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia: BBC

Image: Chinese Acrobatic Ballet
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Video: Does John Boehner Suffer from “Electile Dysfunction”?

QOTD: “I’m opposed to the notion of official ideology — not just fascism, Communism and Baathism, but the fluffier ones, too, like ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘climate change’ and ‘marriage equality’. Because the more topics you rule out of discussion — immigration, Islam, ‘gender fluidity’ — the more you delegitimise the political system… where we’re headed: a world where real, primal, universal rights — like freedom of expression — come a distant second to the new tribalism of identity-group rights.

Oh, don’t worry. There’ll still be plenty of ‘offending, insulting or humiliating’ in such a world, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the Mozilla CEO and Zionists and climate deniers and feminist ‘cis-women’ not quite au courant with transphobia can all tell you. And then comes the final, eerie silence. Young Erin Ching at Swarthmore College has grasped the essential idea: it is not merely that, as the Big Climate enforcers say, ‘the science is settled’, but so is everything else, from abortion to gay marriage. So what’s to talk about? Universities are no longer institutions of inquiry but ‘safe spaces’ where delicate flowers of diversity of race, sex, orientation, ‘gender fluidity’ and everything else except diversity of thought have to be protected from exposure to any unsafe ideas.

As it happens, the biggest ‘safe space’ on the planet is the Muslim world. For a millennium, Islamic scholars have insisted, as firmly as a climate scientist or an American sophomore, that there’s nothing to debate. And what happened? As the United Nations Human Development Programme’s famous 2002 report blandly noted, more books are translated in Spain in a single year than have been translated into Arabic in the last 1,000 years. Free speech and a dynamic, innovative society are intimately connected: a culture that can’t bear a dissenting word on race or religion or gender fluidity or carbon offsets is a society that will cease to innovate, and then stagnate, and then decline, very fast.” –Mark Steyn

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: If You Liked the President’s Lies, You Can Keep the Person Who Signed off on Them

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Nation

If You Liked the President’s Lies, You Can Keep Who Approved Them: Ed Driscoll
DCCC chair: ‘Significant extent’ of Republicans are racist: Joel Gehrke
Sen. Harry Reid on Nevada cattle dispute: ‘It’s not over’: WZ

Reviving The Constitution Part 3: Federal “Property.”: Liberty’s Torch
Victory! Social Security suspends stale-debt collection program: Overlawyered
Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Impeach Eric Holder’: TPNN

Statistical Frauds: Thomas Sowell
Up to One Million New Yorkers Refuse to Register Their Guns!: Bob Owens
Scott Brown, Eric Holder and Barack Obama: AmmoLand

Economy

Obamacare Sticker Shock Happening Across the Country: WFB
Maryland grocery careful not to expand beyond 49 full-time employees: ConIntel
Harvard Professor Predicts Up To Half Of US Universities May Fail In 15 Years: ZH

Do liberals really think an 80% top tax rate wouldn’t hurt the US economy?: AEI
‘Tax Man’ Obama has sought 442 tax increases: Paul Bedard
Liberal Republicans Push Severance Tax With Sophistry: MediaTrackers

Scandal Central

The Border Conspiracy: Tatler
Child Sex Trafficking in Washington DC is a $ 100 Million Industry: AmJrnl
How Obama’s Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs: Forbes

Climate & Energy

Union Leader to Keystone XL Opponents in Congress: “Enough is Enough!”: Sean Hackbarth
“I don’t even want to be here. Do you think my grandfather’s proud of me?”: Cold Fury
Global warming news: April freeze threatens Midwestern orchards: Marathon

Media

I Went To The Bundy Ranch Protest This Week-end and Liked What I Saw: RWN
The Atlantic Calls Out Obama for Race-Baiting in Voter ID Debate: TR
Obama Honors Victims of Kansas JCC Attacks at Breakfast With Anti-Semite Al Sharpton: JWF

On the Bundy Ranch confrontation: Overlawyered
So What To Make Of the BLM In Nevada?: Karl Denninger
Exclusive: Sources Inside BLM and Police Say Feds Planning A Raid On Bundy Home: Ben Swann

Bundy vs. Buddy: iOTW
The Real Meaning of Soviet Agitprop in Jay Carney’s Kitchen: Oleg Atbashian
Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat: RWN

World

Russian attack warplane taunts US Navy ship in Black Sea : Scoop
Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM : WFB
Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control: Stripes

The Roots of CAIR’s Intimidation Campaign : Andrew C. McCarthy
Robert Spencer warns of “civil conflict on a massive scale” in America: Scoop
Al Qaeda weapons ship docks in Aden: Long War Journal

What the Left Did Last Week: Dennis Prager
Brandeis Faculty Letter Pressured President to Drop Hirsi Ali: TR
Is India about to elect its Reagan?: DC

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Hunger Gains: A New Idea of Why Eating Less Increases Life Span: Annie Sneed
Whether it’s bikes or bytes, teens are teens: LAT
A weird black ring appeared in the sky in England and then disappeared: Gizmodo

Cornucopia

Gone But Not Forgiven: Hopenchange Cartoons
Watch road-raging driver almost eat a lead sandwich: BPR
Remy kills it with new Tax Day spoof of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’: Watch-Dog

Image: I Went To The Bundy Ranch Protest This Week-end and Liked What I Saw
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Video: Does John Boehner Suffer from “Electile Dysfunction”?

QOTD: “The supporters of these [voter ID] laws say, correctly, that they do not discriminate on their face based upon race. That’s why the president cannot allow this to become a black-versus-white issue, even though black and Hispanic advocates are rightfully concerned about the impact these laws are having on their communities. The notion that this is a racial issue is only reinforced when he stands with Al Sharpton and tells that audience what it already knows to be true.” –The Atlantic

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: There is Nothing New Under the Sun. Know Your History

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Nation

There is Nothing New Under the Sun. Know Your History.: Ann Barnhardt
Meet KC Shooter Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr.: Ed Driscoll
Illegal Aliens Take the Place of 5,000 Florida College Students: MagNote

Engelbrecht Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrats: IJR
After Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy Are Not Options: Erick Erickson
Glitch-filled to the End: Wynton Hall

90% of NY Gun Owners Refusing SAFE Act Registration?: Clash
A Message From Your Wannabe Rulers: WRSA
We are the Freedom Fighters: Christian Mercenary

Obama, Holder stoke racial tensions to cover for failed policies: Times
The Politics of Personal Distraction: RWN
Where is the feminist anger at Brandeis?: Jeff Jacoby

Economy

Chicago Teachers Union to Mayor Rahm: Improving failed schools is racist: DC
Government Can’t Say No: RWN
Persistent pay gap could result from greater male risk tolerance: Mark J. Perry

Scandal Central

For Attorney General Eric Holder, Justice is for Democrats only: NY Post
7 Questions You’re Probably Asking Right Now About the Nevada Rancher Situation: Blaze
Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House: Sara Noble

Climate & Energy

Solar Power and Cows…: Battlefield USA
Earth to Lovejoy: 0.9 C° in a century is not ‘huge’: Monckton
UN report urges global cooperation to halt climate change: The Week

Media

Chris Muir On The Red Storm Rising: Camp o’ the Saints
Bob Schieffer ignores reports of Rep. Cummings’ role in IRS scandal; Citizens eulogize journalism: Twitchy
Nothing To See Here: ABC, CBS, And NBC’s Sunday Shows Ignore Latest In IRS Scandal: MRC

Bloodthirsty Leftists Go Absolutely Psycho Over Cliven Bundy Resistance to Federal Power: AmPower
As Hillary Clinton Rakes In Cash Syracuse Newspaper Gives Her Free Advertising: LoneCon
Gun Control Capital of the World: 36 shot in Chicago in 36 hours: Trib

Beyond Clive Bundy: The Real Range War and Why We’re Losing: MOTUS
The Goldwater Legacy: Blogmocracy
Media: Hillary Shoe-Thrower ‘Frightening’; Bush Shoe-Thrower A ‘Folk Hero’: Kyle Drennen

World

A Secret Fight over Russia in the Obama Administration: Bill Kristol
Marine General Ready for Battle against China: Military
Ukraine crisis: UN meeting told Russia is massing 40,000 troops on the border: Telegraph

Canada: Nine Months in Jail for Blasphemy Against Islam: Gates of Vienna
French Protest Against Austerity and Prime Minister Valls: Mish
Are Millions of Africans about to Swarm into a More Open Europe?: VDARE

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Tufte’s Feynman sculptures come to Fermilab: Symmetry
Tests Confirm Heartbleed Bug Can Expose Server’s Private Key: CIO
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search for Missing Jet Enters New Phase: WSJ

Cornucopia

Ricky, Bo, Mo, Joe, Val and Ahmad. A Good Time Was Had.: MOTUS
Dreamy new Sigur Rós single premieres on ‘Game of Thrones’: Verge
It’s time to build a real Jurassic Park: The Week

Image: A Message From Your Wannabe Rulers
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Conservative J.D. Winteregg for Congress: Fire John Boehner

QOTD: “Fitting as it was to find Eric Holder speaking in front of a “No Justice” sign, his whining about how poorly he’s been treated compared to other attorneys general, and therefore that there must be some racism involved, is pathetic, even by his lowly standards. (Imagine complaining about “divisive” tactics while sitting next to Al Sharpton!)

…back in January 2009, when I was trying to convince people that Holder should not be confirmed because he was unfit to be attorney general and would prove to be a disaster, I asked how he would have fared under the Democrats’ Gonzales standard — the “if he’s not dishonest, he’s incompetent” test — on the basis of which they ran Alberto Gonzales out of town. It’s still a question worth asking. If the Gonzales standard had been applied to Holder, he would not have gotten the job, much less kept it as long as he has.” –Andrew C. McCarthy

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Top Ten Questions To Ask A Liberal

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Nation

Top Ten Questions To Ask A Liberal: Brian Anderson
Truce Reached in Bundy Ranch Battle with BLM: WatchdogWire
We the People Converging on Nevada force BLM into Retreat: CFP

It’s Not the Time to Go Wobbly: Abort Obamacare: R.S. McCain
Washington Post Op-Ed: You Didn’t Pay For That (And She’s Right): Foundry
A single Battle, nothing more…: III Percent

House Rep: If Eric Holder Were a “Regular Citizen,” He’d Be In Jail : RWN
President Barack Obama and the ‘noble lie’: Christian Schneider
Colorado Sheriff: You Can’t Make Me Enforce Gun Control: ConTrib

Economy

Vermont. Or, ‘Why Obamacare will not lead to single-payer.’: Moe Lane
Paycheck Fairness fraud: USA Today
Puerto Rico bond crisis leaves boxing champ Trinidad ruined: Reuters

Scandal Central

Obama Deliberately Collapsing Our Law Enforcement System: Sara Noble
Former Judge: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder: ConTrib
Bundy Standoff May Have Ended, But the War is Far From Over: Billboard

Climate & Energy

EPA’s War On Coal Puts US At Risk Of Brownouts And Blackouts: RWN
BLM Also a Problem for Texans: ‘Nox & Friends
Creepy Sculptures Show As What Happens “If We Ignore Climate Change”: Cove

Media

Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage: Federalist
In Nevada, and Everywhere Else in America, Guns Speak Louder Than Words…: DC Clothesline
Six reasons why I’m glad John Paul Stevens is no longer an active judge: DTG

Three Pictures in Washingtonian that Make Jay Carney Look Ridiculous: Noah Rothman
Epic: Kids everywhere are using social media to fight Michelle Obama’s school lunches: YC
Krauthammer On Sebelius: She’s Clearly a Liability to the Obama Administration: Scoop

Marathon bombing survivor leaves NBC set in tears; calls Meet the Press ‘cowardice, dishonorable’: BPR
New York Court Struggles To Find Jurors Who Don’t Hate The Occupy Movement: Glob
IRS going after decades-old debts from children of debtors ‘unbelievable,’ says Megyn Kelly: BPR

World

Islamic Radicals Mount Influence Operation On Louisiana Leges: Christopher Holton
Ukraine’s Debt And Putin’s Upper Hand: James S. Henry
Forgetting freedom on Passover: Caroline Glick

Exclusive: Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine: Eli Lake
Ukraine Crisis: Deadly Clashes Break Out in Slovyansk: WSJ
Tennessee: School enforces sharia, bans town hall on…sharia law: Creeping

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How Google is transforming power and politics: WaPo
IRS tastes its own medicine, will pay Microsoft millions for Windows XP support: Engadget
Say Goodbye To Microsoft: John Kirk

Cornucopia

If we thought of life as a gift: American Digest
This Proves Racing Flat-Out In Single-Seaters Makes You An Athlete: Car Throttle
Pacquiao beats Bradley by decision in rematch: KABC

Image: Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh arrives in Nevada with questions as Bundy Ranch standoff ends
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Conservative J.D. Winteregg for Congress: Fire John Boehner

QOTD: “I compared Fort Hood and Pearl Harbor as enemy attacks on US military bases. They’re different in one key respect, of course: These days a sclerotic republic can’t even convict a confessed killer in less time than it took to win the Second World War. Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender: three years, eight months, eight days. Fort Hood to the opening of Hasan’s trial: three years, nine months, one day.

…It is striking to me that a country responsible for over 40 per cent of the planet’s military spending apparently has no money to treat its returning warriors with a modicum of dignity. That it should do the same to men and women gunned down by a traitor who set off every alarm bell and was still allowed to proceed to that table at Fort Hood is an absolute disgrace.” –Mark Steyn

Doug Ross @ Journal