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From NRO:

Is it just me, or are any of my fellow baby boomers having an acid flashback to the 1960s while watching the Madison protests? I could swear I saw a sign that said “The Whole World Is Watching,” which immediately sent me skylarking back to the glory days of Obama buddies Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and the Chicago riots of 1968.

Good times, good times.

~ I must tell you I was an impressionable 17 year old , living in Chicago. My mother worked at Cook County Hospital & was caught on public transportation in the midst of this insanity of Richard Daley. My cousin walked out of Columbia University on Michigan Av., very near all of this and was immediately beaten. But not by CPD! Beaten down by the so-called peaceful protesters. A college student , who did not have one clue what was going on outside.

My Brother-in-law was a CPD at the time and had to be called down from the south side in riot gear. Between this ‘peaceful protest’ and the Black Panther’s, I want a redo of the 60’s. Two years later I went to find peace & love in California. Of all places, the left coast, but I was no hippie, I promise you. I am here to tell you the things the protesters did to the police and innocent citizens like my cousin, never made state-run media, even back in 68′. Not even our local news covered the TRUTH. ~JP

Then there’s the old standby, “Hey, hey/ho, ho” chant, an all-purpose ditty student radicals have been using for decades. About the only thing that’s missing is: “Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?” But today’s protesters are not as ecumenical in their political scorn as they used to be.

It’s great to drag out these oldies but goodies, but can’t a new generation of over-privileged and under-worked layabouts come up with something new? Everything about liberalism is tired these days, including its slogans.

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Posted by Jim Hoft today:

This weekend the Obama Administration insisted they had nothing to do with the outrageous union protests in Madison, Wisconsin last week.

Over the weekend, the White House and Democratic Party officials pushed back against criticism from Republicans that Mr. Obama and his political network were meddling in the Wisconsin dispute.

Administration officials said Sunday that the White House had done nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin — nor was it doing so in Ohio, Florida and other states where new Republican governors are trying to make deep cuts to balance their budgets…

…And, officials and union leaders said, reports of the involvement of the Democratic National Committee — specifically Organizing for America, the grass-roots network born of Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign — were overblown to start with…

Unfortunately, for the Obama Administration, Doug Ross discovered that they tweeted about it last week.

It looks like they were lying. These people have no shame. Pathetic.

For the record… The Obama Administration is meddling in Ohio and Indiana too.

Gateway Pundit

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Microburst sends girls flying in bounce castle(near Tucson)

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~ Stu Varney said a bit ago that Qadaffi could be gone withing 24 hours! From Stu’s mouth to God’s ears…

Libyan protesters celebrated in the streets of Benghazi on Monday, claiming control of the country’s second largest city after bloody fighting, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli’s main square for the first time. Moammar Gadhafi’s son vowed that his father and security forces would fight “until the last bullet.”

Even as Seif al-Islam Gadhafi spoke on state TV Sunday night, clashes were raging in and around Tripoli’s central Green Square, lasting until dawn Monday, witnesses said. They reported snipers opening fire on crowds trying to seize the square, and Gadhafi supporters speeding through in vehicles, shooting and running over protesters. Before dawn, protesters took over the offices of two of the multiple state-run satellite news channels, witnesses said.

After daybreak Monday, smoke was rising from two sites in Tripoli where a police station and a security forces bases are located, said Rehab, a lawyer watching from the roof of her home.

The city on Monday was shut down and streets empty, with schools, government offices and most shops closed except a few bakeries serving residents hunkered down in their houses, she said, speaking on condition she be identified only by her first name.

The protests and violence were the heaviest yet in the capital of 2 million people, a sign of how unrest was spreading after six days of demonstrations in eastern cities demanding the end of the elder Gadhafi’s rule.

Gadhafi’s regime has unleashed the bloodiest crackdown of any Arab country against the wave of protests sweeping the region, which toppled the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia. More than 200 have been killed in Libya, according to medical officials, human rights groups and exiled dissidents.

~ Read more at The Blaze…

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–Published on DickMorris.com on February 21, 2011

While the federal Environmental Protection Administration is about to impose regulations and taxes on carbon emissions by executive fiat – in the name of stopping global climate change – the United States has already dramatically cut its emissions and probably has already complied with the Kyoto/Copenhagen goals for reduced emissions. And this has been done without taxes, without regulations, and without government intervention.

In 2007, the U.S. emitted 6.12 billion metric tons of carbon. In 2008, emissions fell to 5.92.

In 2009, while Obama was promising that the U.S. would cut its emissions to 5.0 by 2015, the American economy and public – on their own – cut the emissions to 5.5 billion. Most likely, by the time the 2010 measurements are in, we will have reached the Obama goal.

While many attribute cut to the recession which, presumably, will end sometime, the fact is that emissions dropped before the recession hit and have continued to fall. A big part of the reason is the reduction in the use of coal to generate electricity.

As we explain in our new book Revolt! (to be released on March 1), coal accounted for 52% of electric generation in 1996 but only for 45% today. In the past twelve months, coal’s share has dropped form 49% to 45%. Natural gas has almost doubled its share from 13% in 1996 to 23% in 2009 while renewables have risen from 2% to 4%.

Source 1996 2009

Coal 52% 45%
Natural Gas 13% 23%
Nuclear 20% 20%
Renewable 2% 4%

Source: US Energy Information Administration

The free market, free enterprise system has responded to persuasion and incentives like it does in free societies without the heavy hand of taxation, government regulation, and coercion.

These data expose the basic truth: Cap and trade or carbon regulation is not necessary to lower U.S. emissions. The government bureaucratic/environmentalist alliance want these measures to increase public control over our economy, not to fight global warming. Just as the Obama stimulus package was designed to increase public spending, not to stimulate anything, so the environmental regulations are exploiting public concern over climate change to ratify a growth in government power and oversight.

And that’s the inconvenient truth!

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This video is hard to believe! Watch what happened when a Fox affiliate news crew tried to shoot video at an IHOP restaurant after a man was shot and killed in the parking lot earlier that day:

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Wisconsin Union Protest: Myth vs. Fact – Heritage Foundation sent a team to Madison, WI

MADISON, Wis. — The fight in Wisconsin’s capital is marked by a fundamental disagreement over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal. Protesters claim it’s a blatant assault on labor unions, while the governor’s supporters say it’s about government spending, plain and simple.

The Heritage Foundation sent a team to Wisconsin to report on the action. Our video captures the claims of pro-union protesters as well as state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a Republican supporter of Walker’s budget plan.

For all that protesters said they weren’t marching on the Capitol because of money, the protest had definite overtones of class-consciousness.

Numerous signs proclaimed, “Tax the rich,” and protesters frequently cited that mantra as the solution to budget problems.

The protests were notably organized, with signs posted throughout the Capitol building providing “media talking points” for protesters. At least one taught protesters “how to talk to teabaggers.”

Few protesters we spoke to knew Wisconsin has a deficit of $137 million — a deficit projected to increase to $3.6 billion in the next two years. Fewer still seemed to realize just how generous public worker benefits in Wisconsin are — far more generous than the national average.

Wisconsin Showdown Over Collective Bargaining (Dem senators remain in hiding)

From FOX:Pressure on Wisconsin Unions, Dems Grows as Walkout Drags on

How Long Can Wisconsin Dems Stay in Hiding?

“For us, this is about balancing the budget. We’ve got a $3.6 billion budget deficit. We are broke. Just like nearly every other state across the country, we’re broke. It’s about time somebody stood up and told the truth.”

–Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., on “FOX News Sunday”

The 14 Democratic members of the Wisconsin Senate remain at large, with a handful vowing in interviews from undisclosed locations to stay in hiding as long as necessary to prevent a vote on a budget proposal opposed by government union workers.

But with only one Democrat needed to bring the measure up for vote and Republican resolve deepening, the standoff seems set to soon turn into a showdown.

But amid the high-stakes standoff, there are signs that the union-Democrat coalition is showing some strains.

Union teachers were urged to return to classes by the head of their statewide labor group after repeated complaints from parents who have seen schools in many districts closed since the middle of last week as teachers call in sick. While out of state groups can replace the manpower for the sit-in protest at the capitol, the end of the sick out is a sign that public tolerance of the labor unrest is growing thin.

Remember, just one Democrat needs to be present for a vote to take place. Refusing to go to work for six days while the state capital remains in turmoil has not enhanced their bargaining position. While Walker and Republicans are on television and in newspapers pleading constantly for the legislature to be allowed to function, Democrats have been limited to furtive media appearances and forced to rely on labor leaders to carry their messages.

The Senate president says the body will reconvene on Tuesday in hopes that at least one Democrat may choose to break the boycott.

Democrats argue that there would be a heavy political price for Republicans to pay if the federal government shuts down over a budget impasse – that public patience will wear thin when political disagreements cause disruptions. By the same argument, Wisconsin’s Democrats are inviting a backlash by holding out.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) Defends Gov. Scott Walker

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Federal agents search local home of man arrested in Romania

A 52-year-old Highland Park father is one of two U.S. citizens charged with agreeing to sell missiles and other weapons to the Taliban for their use against American troops in Afghanistan, according to a complaint unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last week.

Oded Orbach, born in Israel, was among seven men arrested in an international sting operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Paid informants posing as Taliban representatives conspired with the men to ship narcotics through West Africa — with a portion intended for the United States — and to use the proceeds to buy weapons for protecting Taliban-owned heroin labs in Afghanistan, authorities said.

Orbach was arrested in Bucharest, Romania, on Feb. 10, according to the complaint outlined by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. That same day, federal agents armed with a search warrant raided his Highland Park home, according to a neighbor, whose account was confirmed by Highland Park Mayor Michael Belsky.

Orbach is charged with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists, as well conspiracy to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles. He faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted.

He is being held in Romania and is awaiting extradition to the U.S.

Those also charged are U.S. citizen Alwar Pouryan, Maroun Saade, Walid Nasr, Francis Sourou Ahissou, Corneille Dato and Martin Raouf Bouraima.

According to the complaint, Orbach sent an e-mail in December 2010 containing a list of weapons and prices. In later e-mails he allegedly agreed to meet and discuss payment, delivery and training. The informants met with Orbach in February in Romania, according to the complaint.

The accusations against Orbach flabbergasted friends, neighbors and business associates, who described Orbach as an intense, but honest man.

“This is absolutely out of character,” said Bruce Brandel, who said he was a longtime business associate of Orbach’s. “Is this really the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? … The credibility of him is 1,000 percent higher in my mind than what our government is capable of doing, as well as the people they pay to carry out these endeavors.”

Tribune reporter Lisa Black contributed to this report

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Curtis Sliwa speaks to other members of the Guardian Angels outside the police substation on Whalley Avenue Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Brad Horrigan/New Haven Register)

— Guardian Angels up their numbers in New Haven…NEW HAVEN – The city has lost 16 police officers, but it may soon be brimming with Guardian Angels.

— Coolidge’s responses—one sentence of them, really, “There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time”

No Right to Strike: Calvin Coolidge and the Boston Police Strike of 1919…The vexatious wave of de facto strikes by absentee Wisconsin public school teachers and Illinois-bound state legislators that has greeted newly-elected Badger State Governor Scott Walker

It Begins…

Jim Hoft
Not only are they carrying Hitler signs, comparing Governor Walker to Mubarak, getting arrested in the capitol building, and sabotaging the tea party rally…The far left is now issuing death threats against Governor Scott Walker.
–Via Fire Andrea Mitchell:

Twitter Users Wish Death on Scott Walker.All tweets are public and users included in video have no expectation of privacy. Therefore, I will not remove any public information of any person in this video.

2/19/11 – Here is a video report from Madison, Wisconsin on a large Tea Party Protest there today in support of GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his plan to balance the state’s budget. Walker wants to end collective bargaining rights for public sector workers as a way to get costs under control. The report says that the Tea Party protest on the Capitol Grounds was surrounded by pro-Union / anti-Walker protesters who marched around the outside of the Capitol Grounds shouting, “Kill the bill.”

~ Peaceful?! …

—> HERE and HERE and HERE

– Heritage Celebrate Washington’s Birthday …The third Monday in February has come to be known—wrongly—as President’s Day. But, this is not a day to celebrate every president in our Nation’s history. The president who fails to wear a coat in cold weather should not be honored as much as the one who defeats the British’s Hessian mercenaries during a blizzard.

Winter Storm Causes Headaches for Drivers in Michigan

— WaPo National Institute for Civil Discourse to open at University of Arizona…Former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will serve as honorary chairmen of a new center at the University of Arizona that will focus on civility in political debate, university officials will announce Monday.

— Palin Promotions Gov. Palin’s Reagan Conservatism, Long Island Style…A Photo and Video Journey

— CFP Wheat, the Stuff of Revolutions
In a recent column, Lawrence Kudlow, an economist and popular radio host, opined that “the sinking dollar and skyrocketing food prices (may have) triggered the massive unrest now occurring in Egypt—or the greater Arab world for that matter.”

— Jackboot Politics: IRS hiring thousands of new workers
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

— APNewsbreak: Blagojevich seeks to toss wiretaps (AP) – Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge on Monday to bar prosecutors from playing any FBI wiretap recordings to jurors at his upcoming retrial, arguing that the evidence at the very heart of the government’s case is unreliable.

~ This JUST in on FNC — US is evacuating BP employees from Libya due to protests breaking out near oil refinery…

— AP Libya: Protesters, security clash in capital…CAIRO – Libyan protesters celebrated in the streets of Benghazi on Monday, claiming control of the country’s second largest city after bloody fighting, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli’s main square for the first time. Moammar Gadhafi’s son vowed that his father and security forces would fight “until the last bullet.”

Afghan police: At least 30 killed in suicide blast… KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to an Afghan government office Monday, killing at least 30 people — many who were waiting in line to obtain government identification cards, police said.

Iran warships to begin Suez Canal passage Tuesday…CAIRO – Suez Canal officials say two Iranian naval vessels are expected to start their passage through the strategic waterway early Tuesday.