Larwyn’s Linx: So, Leftists, Enjoying the Consequences of Your Votes?

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So, Leftists, How Are You Liking the Consequences of Your Votes?: Rottweiler
Manuel Martinez Fled Cuba: Destroys Lawmaker’s Gun Control Scheme: NoisyRm
A Sailor’s Dying Wish: Jennie Haskamp

The Big Lie: Gates of Vienna
Sniper attack on a 2nd power station in April 2013 – in Tennessee: Unyielding
NC Moral Monday Protest Organizers Tell Agitators To Bring Photo Id: RWN

The Final Constitutional Option: Robert Berry
Missouri governor has pen and phone too, now faces impeachment: Unyielding
Second Amendment applies to carrying guns in cars.: Instapundit

House GOP: Obama Has a Year to Prove He’d Be Trustworthy on Immigration: PJM
The Most Corrupt Village in America: Daniel Greenfield
Americans Learn to Succeed by Learning From Failure: Michael Barone


Affordable Care Act — Paying More to Work Less: Debra Saunders
LGBT Executive Order In The Works: BlurBrain
Worker ‘not a female or a male’ sues for $ 518,682 over PRONOUNS: DC

Scandal Central

IRS targeting victim doubly victimized during House hearing: Renee Nal
Shocking IRS Abuse, the Case You Haven’t Heard About: Sara Noble
IRS Employee Stole $ 326,000 through Identity Theft : Daniel Greenfield

Climate & Energy

Polar Vortex: Great Lakes Freezing Over in 20-Year Record: Breitbart
Global Warming: Don’t Confuse Us with the Facts: Timothy Birdnow
Black Swans? Dispatches from the front line of climate change.: Tony Brown


Michelle Malkin Girds for 2014 #GOP Civil War: AmPower
My letter to the Russian Embassy regarding Mike Lawlor.: SSI
What Rosie O’Donnell’s son did to annoy his ‘left-wing, liberal, pacifist mother’: BPR


Obama’s partners in peace air simulated attack on U.S., Israel: Joel Pollak
McCain Explodes at Syrian Christians Who Described Atrocities of Rebels He Wants to Arm: RWN
The Muslim Conquest of India: Janet Levy

Tommy Robinson Attacked in Woodhill Prison: Gates of Vienna
Swiss to Vote on Sunday on Whether to Restrict (Legal) Immigration: ¡No Pasarán!
Soros’ ex-GF goes berserk during deposition; smacks him in the head: NYDN

Russia snubs Obama with torch-lighting: FreeNC
Rogin Destroys Psaki Over ‘Track Record’ Of Obama Political Appointees Failing As Ambassadors: WFB
Presidential Palace In Bosnia Set On Fire As Riots Break Out Protesting 40% Unemployment: ZH

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Investigators reportedly believe NSA should have detected Snowden: Fox
Barclays launches investigation after customer data leak: Sara Young
This Week in Numbers: PopSci


New SooperVideo! Obama’s Facebook ‘Look Back’ Video!!: Sooper Mexican
“Bliss” in the time of Obama: off grid and down the rabbit hole.: MOTUS
Baked Hussein Obama: Crockett Lives

Image: First Winter Olympics gold medal goes to American
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Help Fire Mitch McConnell: Support Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate

QOTD: “The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care and targeted social services to poor and low-income Americans. Government spent $ 916 billion on these programs in 2012 alone, and roughly 100 million Americans received aid from at least one of them, at an average cost of $ 9,000 per recipient. (That figure doesn’t include Social Security or Medicare benefits.) Federal and state welfare spending, adjusted for inflation, is 16 times greater than it was in 1964. If converted to cash, current means tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all official poverty in the U.S.” —Robert Rector, via Marc Faber

Doug Ross @ Journal

Wherein I go nuclear on the mentally defective, traitorous Leftists who have now become pro-war hawks for reasons of principle, not politics

After reading today’s headline story on Larwyn’s Linx — illustrating the stunning transformation of long-time anti-war Democrat Nancy Pelosi into a pro-war hawk vis a vis Syria — I turned to Twitter to express my, eh, concerns.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Unhinged leftists Matt Bernius, Doug Mataconis and their confused crew of commenters are searching for real Obama scandals

I’m not sure exactly when the Outside the Beltway blog went off the deep end but it wasn’t all that long ago that it possessed a modicum of balance and commenters actually interested in debate. Those days are long since over, as evidenced by the site’s steadily declining Alexa traffic and its confused crew of Statist commenters.

Exhibit 8 jabillion: the ludicrous Matt Bernius’ latest homage to unhinged moonbattery entitled “So Far, Issa’s IRS Transcripts Contain A Whole Lot Of Nothing“, which pooh-poohs the IRS whistleblowers’ revelations that the president’s paid spokesman outright lied to the American public.

While much media attention has been paid Issa’s now infamous accusation that White House spokesman Jay Carney is a “paid liar,” little time has been spent looking to see if there is any substance behind his sensationalism. Unfortunately for Issa, if these excerpts represent the best evidence his committee has of systemic wrong doing, he — and the House Oversight Committee — have very little new information about the situation.

And, as we’ve come to expect from the Hallelujah chorus of Statist kooks at OTB, the commenters — including Doug Mataconis — gleefully cheer the willful blindness to wrongdoing by the Obama administration.

• “…if this is the best they’ve got, it’s really not much at all.”

• “…this could apply just as easily to a host of other pseudo-scandals the GOP has been busy auto-erotically asphyxiating themselves over for the last couple years…” (Eight up-votes! No down-votes!)

• “Issa is trying to feed a narrative that Obama is a dictator with his tentacles everywhere while also feeding a contradictory narrative that he’s detached and incompetent…”

No, the blinkered nuts at OTB can’t find any evidence of fascism or scandalous behavior on the part of the Obama administration, despite — and this is all off the top of my head, mind you — recent revelations that:

• Much of the Executive Branch is operating false or cut-out email accounts to avoid public accountability laws and FOIA requests;

• The same mental midgets that hyperventilated about The Pet Goat can’t really be bothered to ask what President Obama was doing for eight hours as his ambassador and three diplomatic security personnel were slaughtered during a running gun-battle;

• The fact that the president and his secretary of state knowingly lied to the American people about the nature of that attack in Benghazi for days or weeks on end;

• The willful targeting of opposition political groups — and the media — by instrumentalities of government including not only the IRS, but the EPA, HHS, the DOJ, and the Department of Labor;

• Clear, unvarnished perjury by the Attorney General in multiple matters before Congress — and, if not to Congress, then to the judge from which Holder finally secured an unprecedented search of James Rosen’s records after a judge-shopping spree;

• Violation of the Separation of Powers doctrine by the president in unilaterally declaring the Senate in recess in order to bypass the Senate’s advise and consent role in appointing his left-wing labor and CPFB cronies; said violations confirmed by not one, but two, federal district courts;

I could go on, but I’ll spare you. Just refer to the timeless classic entitled “President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts” for a more comprehensive view of the unprecedented assault on the Constitution by this administration.

But OTB and its readers can’t find any scandalous behavior by the Obama White House. Which means, like the rest of the progressive left destroying this country, they have no more respect for the Constitution than they do a used Kleenex. They can’t see a federal government that expands, in good times and bad, intruding into every aspect of our livelihoods, from automobiles to shower-heads, from backyard ponds to toilet tanks. And now, in a spasmodic fit of self-preservation as the welfare state goes bankrupt, the massive authoritarian, centralized government and apparatchiks like those at OTB act not in the best interest of constituents, no, but to politically attack their opponents.

Which is why I needed carbon-dating to ascertain the last time Outside the Beltway actually contained useful posts or thoughtful commentary. Consider Bernius, Mataconis and their ilk useful only as comic relief.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal