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: A Letter From a Young Med Student: ‘Mr. President, I’m hanging up the white coat’

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Nation

Young Med Student: ‘Mr. President, I’m hanging up the white coat’: BPR
Obamacare and the “Governing” Trap: Erick Erickson
Citizens ‘can’t afford’ new premiums; Will ‘keep’ penalty, lose insurance: Twitchy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should check his House in-box: Moe Lane
Report: Boehner Plans Amnesty Vote in Next Month: Matthew Boyle
Rubio Bails on Amnesty: Mickey Kaus

Battered Public Syndrome: Reality Bats Last
Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Whispered about, But Never Challenged: John Fund
Cruz Cruises Ahead In Iowa: WZ

Economy

Two Other GIGANTIC “Screw You” Parts Of Obamacare: Karl Denninger
Tales From the Trainwreck: Doug Powers
The Dirty Secret Behind ObamaCare No One’s Talking About: JoshuaPundit

How Obamacare is destroying one woman’s life: Thomas Purcell
Enter Obamacare website might have to be rebuilt: Post
Avoiding Obamacare’s ‘Death Spiral’: Sam Baker, NatlJrnl

Scandal Central

60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to: LI
U.S. Diplomat: Obama Admin Told Us We Would Get No Help During Attack: WZ
60 Minutes on Benghazi: the Full Report: CBS News

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer: Obama watched Benghazi attack from Situation Room: Walid Shoebat
The Left’s Continued Assault on the Truth About Benghazi: Roger Aronoff, AIM
Officials Claim Obama Unaware of Foreign Spying Program Until Revealed in the Press: Noah Rothman, Mediaite

Media

‘He just got owned!’ Brit Hume smacks Juan Williams’ absurd Obamacare spin: Twitchy
Liberal Columnist Who Backed Obamacare Sees Her Insurance Rates Skyrocket: John Hawkins
NYT: Inflate the Currency!: TruthRevolt

Critic in Chief: Charles Krauthammer diagnoses Obama’s policies and psyche: Timothy P. Carney
New Online Course Featuring Ted Cruz & Mark Levin Aims to Teach Students About Conservatism: Blaze
Race War in Obama’s America: Allen West

Juan Williams Defends Obamacare-Forced Insurance Cancellations: TruthRevolt
LA Times: Middle-class Californians feeling surprised, dismayed by higher ObamaCare costs: Hot Air
Awful: Time Warner Cable Agree To Carry Al Jazeera America…: WZ

World

Bob Woodward Warns of Out-of-Control ‘Secret Government’: TruthRevolt
Sheldon Adelson Admirably Calls for America to Drop a Nuclear Bomb on Iran: Craig Biddle
America Joins the Jihad: Clare M. Lopez

Preparing for America’s Surrender: Norman E. Hooben
“Black Wind To America”: A Deadly Terrorist Bioweapon Program Agenda?: Larry Bell
Japan Nuke Agency Urges Drastic Steps at Fukushima: Mari Yamaguchi, AP

Sci-Tech

Day after HHS touted Obamacare data hub as example of ‘what’s working,’ guess what’s down: Twitchy
A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue: Evan Halper, LAT
Why developers choose Android: Adam Smith

Cornucopia

The Single Braincell Theory: Ed Driscoll
He Will Not Rest Until He Gets In His 150th Round of Golf: FAM
Ten Years of JihadWatch: Robert Spencer

Image: Subpoena over disastrous ObamaCare rollout in the works?
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QOTD: “If you’re looking for an epitaph for the republic (and these days, who isn’t?) try this – from August 2010 and TechCrunch’s delirious preview of healthcare.gov:

We were working in a very very nimble hyper-consumer-focused way,” explained Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “all fused in this kind of maelstrom of pizza, Mountain Dew and all-nighters … and, you know, idealism. That kind of led to the magic that was produced.

Wow. Think of the magic that Madison, Hamilton, and the rest of those schlubs could have produced if they’d only had pizza and Mountain Dew and been willing to pull a few all-nighters at Philadelphia in 1787. Somewhere between the idealism and the curling slice of last night’s pepperoni, Macon Phillips, the administration’s Director of New Media, happened to come across a Tweet by Edward Mullen of Jersey City in which he Twitpicced his design for what a health-insurance exchange could look like. So Phillips printed it out to show his fellow administration officials: “Look, this is the sort of creativity that is out there,” he said. “One thing led to another, and he left Jersey City to come to D.C. and helped push us through an information architectural process.”” —Mark Steyn

Doug Ross @ Journal