Larwyn’s Linx: Marco Rubio and the Immigration Surrender

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Nation

Marco Rubio and the Immigration Surrender: John Hayward
Why the Law Does Not Matter to Obama: Donald Sensing
World Gone Made: HayRide

As He Guts Military, Obama Is Militarizing a Domestic Force: Moonbattery
Hillary or Bust?: LI
GOP Must Shed Establishment Defeatism: David Limbaugh

State A.G.’s warn: ObamaCare a “privacy disaster waiting to happen”: Hot Air
George Will Notices that Obama has Hacked the Constitution: Bryan Preston
Robert Blagojevich ‘comes clean’ and gives up Jesse Jackson, Jr.: IP2P

Economy

SEIU leaders openly brag about illegal immigrant members: Breitbart
Obamacare Let Feds Use Force To Do Home Inspections: John Hawkins
Is Selling Bonds the Taste of Things to Come?: Mish

Scandal Central

Hillary Tied to Group That Laundered $ 250B for Iran, Violated Sanctions: RWN
NSA Violated Surveillance Privacy Rules – at Least 2,776 Times: Reason
EPA may have tried to evade Freedom of Information request, judge says: Lenny Bernstein

Can Obama write his own laws?: Charles Krauthammer
The NSA is Commandeering the Internet: Bruce Schneier
TX Rep. on Possible Rodeo Clown Probe: ‘We Can’t Even Get the DOJ to look at Benghazi!’: Nice Deb

Media

WaPo Bombshell: Obama Lied About NSA Not ‘Actually Abusing’ Its Powers: Bryan Preston
White House submits ‘substitute language’ for Washington Post’s NSA story: Twitchy
Obama card-playing Situation Room pic-slam sparks side-splitting riff: Twitchy

Interview: Ben Shapiro Talks Bullies: Ed Driscoll
RNC considering Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin as moderators?: Ed Morrissey
Let Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin And Sean Hannity Moderate A Democrat Debate: Glob

Egypt Burns, Obama Makes Waffles: Stephen Kruiser
Checkmate: Bill O’Reilly Humiliates Al Sharpton On National TV: Nice Deb
Anthony Weiner’s Relationship With Former Staffer Raises Questions: Politicker

World

It’s official: Obama has surpassed Jimmy Carter: John Hinderaker
US Troops Beg for Supplies: DOD Turns a Blind Eye: Hannity
Syrian rebels McCain supports executes young boys: Shoebat

Eisenhower, Snowden and the military industrial complex: Robert X. Cringely
So the Egyptian military is killing the Muslim Brotherhood? Great! Pass the popcorn: AWD
Unstoppable Super-Packs of Wolves Roaming Russia: Julian Kossoff

Sci-Tech

New species is first carnivore found in the Americas in 35 years: John Timmer
Learning more about our advertising future in Google Glass world: Scobleizer
” target=”_blank”>The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools: Brian Suda

Cornucopia

Pics from the Interwebz! 8/9 – 8/15: Morlock Revolt (Language)
The End of Books: Seth Godin
Insane Clown Posse Award Poll: MOTUS

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QOTD: “[I]nstead of the new birth of hope and change, it is the transformation of a constitutional republic operating under laws passed by democratically accountable legislators into a servile nation under the management of an unaccountable administrative state. The real import of Barack Obama’s political career will be felt long after he leaves office, in the form of a permanently expanded state that is more assertive of its own interests and more ruthless in punishing its enemies. At times, he has advanced this project abetted by congressional Democrats, as with the health-care law’s investiture of extraordinary powers in the executive bureaucracy, but he also has advanced it without legislative assistance — and, more troubling still, in plain violation of the law. President Obama and his admirers choose to call this “pragmatism,” but what it is is a mild expression of totalitarianism, under which the interests of the country are conflated with those of the president’s administration and his party. Barack Obama is the first president of the democracy that John Adams warned us about.” –Kevin D. Williamson

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Rubio Would Lose in Landslide Among Hispanics

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Nation

Rubio Would Lose in Landslide Among Hispanics: Dave Blount
Is America in a Pre-Revolutionary State this July 4th?: Roger L. Simon
Liberals discard anti-war buttons along with their integrity: Zombie

Effort to Oust Attorney General Eric Holder Gains Momentum: Alex Newman
Awesome: Iraq Veteran Aaron Weiss Tells It Straight: GWP
Abortion Supporters Chanted “Hail Satan” Outside Texas Capital Today: Glob

The “Refuse to Enforce” Precedent: Ace
Kids in Service to Saul: Ed Driscoll
Rubio would lose Latino vote to Biden by 60 to 28: Daniel Greenfield

Economy

2 of Nation’s Top 4 Health Insurers Quit California’s Individual Market: Tatler
Bankrupt cities dumping public workers on Obamacare: Rare
Hidden ObamaCare fees to cost one school district dearly in 2014: EAG

FLOTUS arrives in Senegal Wearing $ 1,295 Designer Dress: RightPundit
Houston Doctor Closing Practice Because of Obamacare: WFB
Border Insecurities (Cartoon): Branco

Scandal Central

TSA Now Instragramming Items They Confiscate: Andrew Kaczynski
Revealed: Obama Administration’s Warrantless Collection of Citizens’ Personal Financial Data: JW
Feds redirect billions from student loan program for Obamacare: Leslie Eastman, CI

Climate & Energy

Perfesser Obama: Africa Must Remain Poor With No Power or the World Will Boil Over: RS
House Gives Thumb’s Up to Offshore Drilling After Obama Climate Push: Bill Straub
Green Death: 14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines in the USA: Instapundit

Media

Always Grateful Michelle Obama on Life of Luxury in the White House: “There are prison elements to it”: JWF
RedState misstates Palin and misses the point: Kuznicki
Christian Century’s Contributing Editor Also a Columnist at Anti-Semitic Publication: Camera

Cheering for a Free Egypt: Hugh Hewitt
Facebook Censors Steven Crowder Video About “Creepy Ass Cracker”: The Blaze
George Carlin on the Arrogance of Mankind: American Digest

World

Confirmed: Obama Warns Egyptian Military Against Stepping In And Replacing Morsi: Nice Deb
Promise Meets Expiration Date: Ed Driscoll
A Young Jewish Man’s Lethal Arab Spring Delusion: Andrew Bostom

Morsi Vows to ‘Pay His Life’ to Protect Islamist Constitution: Breitbart
Crude Cracks $ 102 As Egyptian Army “Ready To Die”: ZH
European fascism, 21st century style: Harry’s Place

Argentina Blocks Prosecutor from Telling Congress About Iran’s Troubling Terror Network: Bridget Johnson
China and Russia Increase Military Co-operation: Trevor Loudon
Military Coup Pending in Egypt; President Morsi Says His Blood is Cheap Price to Pay; Oil Spikes: Mish

Sci-Tech

Telescopic contact lenses magnify sight 2.8 times, turn wearer into cyborg: Engadget
Human Head Transplants Are Getting Closer To Reality: Dan Nosowitz, PopSci
Debate: Because of inherent vulnerabilities, it is time to ditch Java: SC Magazine

Cornucopia

Candy-Colored Congo Sees Waking Dreams Verge Into Nightmares: Wired
Introducing Ibeenwitchhunt.com: HayRide
Buyer’s Remorse, or “Lie to Me Some More”: MOTUS

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QOTD: “Will the GOP be willing to turn around? Not unless we have conservative leadership, and the only way to change the current leadership is if some State Committeeman challenges Reince Priebus as RNC chief, and gets in, yet I do not think we have a majority of conservatives in the RNC to pull that off, and every conservative must publicly get an answer from every Congressional hopeful to the question, “Will you support John Boehner as Speaker?” If they answer yes, they have chosen poorly.

As to the complaint that we will be ruled for a very long time with Democrats in charge without any hope of reprieve if a third party forms, we just lost the biggest, most winnable contest this nation has ever seen, and with the current leadership silencing conservatives, we will be ruled for a very long time with Democrats in charge.” –Jen Kuznicki

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: After Amnesty Debacle, Rubio Takes To Senate Floor To Claim He’s Still A Conservative

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Nation

Rubio Takes To Senate Floor To Claim He’s Still A Conservative: Ace
Ted Cruz will block all State Dept. nominees until Obama nominates IG: Twitchy
State Dept. Yanks Anti-Terror Ad When CAIR Cries Racism: Stephen Kruiser

USSR Then, USA Today: Shifra
With SCOTUS VRA ruling, expect more mischief from DOJ: Adams
TX: Pro-Infanticide Fanatics Disrupt Vote Banning Late-Term Abortions: JWF

No one knows what Congress does anymore: NakedDC
McCain: Fischer Made ‘False Statements’ About Border Security: Roll Call
Zimmerman Trial Day 3: Andrew Branca

Economy

Amnesty Bill Rewards Businesses For Hiring Illegals Over Citizens: RWN
Food Stamp Trafficking: Who’s in on the Act?: Kate Rogers
What is Behind the Dip in Precious Metals Prices?: James Wesley Rawles

Governor Scott Walker Continues Reign of Terror: Ace
Man With Giant Carbon Footprint Squees Man With Biggest CFP In World: RWN
DOJ Cuts Off Funds For Youth Programs That Mention God: RWN

Scandal Central

IRS Agents keep taking the Fifth.: Moe Lane
Sexual Anarchy: Progress, Perversion and the ‘Emerging Awareness’ Doctrine: Robert Stacy McCain
The Constitutional Right to Drive Drunk While Brown and Illegal: John Lillpop

Climate & Energy

‘Carbon Pollution’ and Wealth Redistribution: Benjamin Zycher
Smoking Gun: The direct link between Agenda 21 and local planners!: Tom Deweese
Matt Ridley: Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet: Elephant

Media

Sarah Palin Slams Obama Tool David Plouffe on Twitter: American Power
Palin Throws Down Gauntlet on Primary Challenges to Rubio, Ayotte: Breitbart
Jim Rogers: “This Is Too Insane–And I’m Afraid We’re All Going To Suffer For The Rest Of This Decade”: BMT

‘Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible: Erick Erickson
NYT Scrubs Obama Adviser’s ‘War on Coal’ Quote From Report on Obama Climate Speech: Tom Blumer
Watchdog Wire – A Grand Experiment in Citizen Journalism: Watchdog Wire

World

Amb. Stevens’ Diary: Last Page Reads “Never-Ending Security Threats…” Then Goes Ominously Blank: Ace
Mexico: Securing Border Violates Human Rights: JW
The Taliban is playing Obama: Marc A. Thiessen

Britain Surrenders: JihadWatch
British Ban Now International Incident: Atlas
New Digging Seen at North Korea Nuclear Test Site: Rachel Oswald

Sci-Tech

How Twitter Is Changing TV As We Know It: Megan Rose Dickey
Researcher Nets $ 20K for Finding Serious Facebook Flaw: Jeremy Kirk, CIO
Samsung launches 55-inch ‘flawless’ curved OLED TV in Korea: Richard Lawler, Engadget

Cornucopia

A Little FYI To Everyone Who Thinks “Progress” On Marriage Was Made Today: The Looking Spoon
The New Motto/Flag In A Post-Orwellian Society: 90 Miles From Tyranny
How big border enforcement-promise bills have played out in the past: CIS

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QOTD: “But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to con- demn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “dis- parage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.” –Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Rubio helps kill the same border security amendment he claimed to support

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Nation

Rubio helps kill border security amendment he claimed to support: Boyle
Mark Levin goes rounds with Paul Ryan on immigration reform: Scoop
Rubio flips again, helps defeat border security visa: Picket

But We Should Trust Them Now: Ace
DHS wants same cyber-spying powers as NSA: Josh Peterson
FLASHBACK: DHS Frees Illegals Arrested For Violent Crimes: JW

Impeach Eric Holder: Dexter Wright
Who Are the Oath Keepers?: Dean Scoville
CNN: Is the IRS targeting whistleblowers? Sure looks that way: Scoop

Economy

CBO’s Unicorn Cost Study on Amnesty: Daniel Horowitz
Amnesty Would Cost Taxpayers $ 6.3 Trillion: Amy Payne, Foundry
NLRB’s Continuing Mischief at the Expense of Worker Rights: Wszolek

First Take on CBO Report: Amnesty Hurts U.S. Workers: Foundry
Media ignores record numbers on food stamps, trumpets ‘cuts’: BizzyBlog
But, Sequester! Obama’s Lavish Trip to Africa: Hannity

Scandal Central

The IRS Immigration Fraud Scandal: Jeffrey Lord
MADD Silent on Amnesty Law That Rewards Drunk Drivers: JW
Confidential Administration Document Details Plan To Sell Obamacare Through Social Media: Buzzfeed

Climate & Energy

The lessons of Fukushima: Liberty Hollow
North Dakotans Building First Oil Refinery in 57 Years: ObjStd
EPA’s Pinocchio nose grows with farmer privacy scandal: Chris Bennett, Western Farm Press

Media

Gerson, Wehner, and the Losing Old Ways Crowd: Jeffrey Lord
The Feeling is Mutual, You Shrink-Wrapped Hag: WZ
FreedomWorks’ Director of New Media Ribali calls Mark Levin an “Angry Elf”: Jen Kuznicki

Halbig v. Sebelius: ‘All of ObamaCare Hangs on the Outcome’: Kelly William Cobb, Cato
Organizing For Action Tweets Political Threat From Joe Biden: Glob
OFA To Release Propaganda Film On “Undocumented Immigrants” Saved By Obama’s Executive Order: WZ

“100% Security”: Obama’s Cradle-to-Grave Surveillance: Ian Huyett
Lil Wayne the American Flag Stomper: MagNote
Rand Paul: Clapper lied to Congress: Aaron Blake, WaPo

World

Immigration: No Job Needed for Green Card – Border Agents Put Under Civil Rights Div of DOJ: MagNote
State Dept. Wages War of Intimidation Against Cover-up Whistleblower: Lid
Snowden and the NSA reflect a millennial climate change: Robert X. Cringely

Sci-Tech

Tools for Mobile UX Design: Steven Hoober, UX Matters
Mystery on Venus: ‘Super-Hurricane’ Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger: Space
Visualized: this is where the Higgs Boson was discovered: Engadget

Cornucopia

Little League Requires More Documentation Than Voter Registration: LoneCon
“Because Hope is Contagious”: MOTUS
O border fence, border fence! wherefore art thou border fence?: William Jacobson

Image: Lil Wayne the American Flag Stomper
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Today is the AUDIT THE IRS RALLY

QOTD: “Obama’s campaign promises and election gave me faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes. Many Americans felt similarly. Unfortunately, shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo, where men still sit without charge.” –NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Doug Ross @ Journal

MUST WATCH: Rubio Slams Obama White House — “These are the Tactics of the Third World”

Oh, my. Watch this. Now. I’ll wait.

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): “So in the span of four days, [there were] three major revelations about the use of government power to intimidate those who are doing things that the government doesn’t like.


These are the tactics of the third world.

These are the tactics of places that don’t have the freedoms and the independence that we have here in this country. And it is shocking to Americans that this would come to light in the way that it has. I would submit to you, however, that none of this is new. That what we see emerging here is a pattern, a culture, a culture of intimidation, of hardball politics that we saw both on the campaign trail and now through the apparatus of government.” (Senate Floor, May 15, 2013)

I’ll quote John McClane once again: “Welcome to the party, pal!”

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal