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    “Afghan Rules Need Changes”

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story today at Human Events: Before Gen. Stanley McChrystal made the fatal mistake of venting to Rolling Stone magazine, warriors in Afghanistan say he was guilty of an even a bigger blunder. The four-star general put in place a series of restrictions on troops in the form of new rules of engagement (ROE). War fighters complain the rules have prevented | Read More »

    A Podcast Darkly

    Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to The Needle. This is a new weekly podcast featuring RedState’s own Lori Ziganto, and her loosely affiliated sidekick, me. Every Wednesday, we’ll be having inappropriate audio relationships with our listeners on topics ranging from politics to even more politics, and a side order of please make it stop. I don’t want to brag, but I’m totally | Read More »

    Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales Police

    Via Gateway Pundit: “Our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.” Relatedly, in the news today: Mexico is suing over Arizona immigration law. Wonder where they got that idea. Priorities.

    The No Attribution Zone

    Hat tip. Link back. Trackback. These are internet terms, as well as courtesies. Another way to put it might be: attribution. Sourcing. Or how about “credit where due”? I’m a blogger. Many of you are bloggers too, and you know the same thing I do. When you repost something from another site, you attribute it. This is true of almost anything you do online. On | Read More »

    “Is Rahmbo Becoming a Must-Go?”

    Andrea Billups has the top story today at Human Events: As the Obama administration battles a host of issues, with the sluggish economy, ongoing involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and now an environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, some wonder if Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – the recognized “bad cop” of their political coupling — is becoming an albatross around the President’ s | Read More »

    Flag Day

    Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. – June 14, 1777, Continental Congress Today is Flag Day, the Google logo is quick to not remind you. Each June 14th we remember and honor the official adoption of our flag in | Read More »

    Open Thread: Kick It

    This is funny. Obama’s semi-NSFW musical debut: Pretty much the only way to react to that faux tough guy awkward moment. Now, in the name of the lollipop guild, I’d like to welcome you to OPEN THREAD.

    The Angry Mob (UPDATED)

    Update: The video, which showed a counter-protester attacking a tea partier and his wife, has been removed from YouTube. Wonder who complained. And on what grounds. Via Ed Morrissey, and to expand on Brian Simpson’s remarks: . Those darn teapartiers sure are scary and violent. Yet another example of the media double standards on violence at protests. See also here, here, here, here, here, here, | Read More »

    “Decades of Epic Fail”

    . www.CallMeMaam.com Awesome. Open Thread.

    “Hillary to World: Raise Your Taxes!”

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story today at Human Events: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in her push for higher taxes around the world, asserted facts about Brazil’s economy that are contradicted by her own department’s official profile of the South American country. Clinton has taken on an odd diplomatic priority by urging the U.S., and other countries, to raise taxes. She said during a | Read More »

    “Holder’s Misguided Oil Spill Probe”

    Audrey Hudson has the top story today at Human Events: President Barack Obama says it’s his responsibility to make sure the massive oil spill creeping across the Gulf of Mexico is plugged and the shoreline and pelicans coated in the black goo are scrubbed clean, but a premature criminal investigation by his attorney general threatens to interfere with the cleanup. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder launched | Read More »

    Helen Thomas on Jews: Ship Them Back To Germany

    As first reported by Jeff Dunetz at Big Journalism and Yid With Lid, Helen Thomas doesn’t have much nice to say about Jews: . Rabbi Nessenoff: Any comments on Israel? We’re asking everbybody today, any comments on Israel? Helen Thomas: Tell em to get the hell out of Palestine. Nessenoff: Oh. Any better comments on Israel? Thomas: Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their | Read More »

    Open Thread in a Handbasket

    Via Gizmodo: . (Click thumbnail for full view.) Dude. What a hell-hole! Apparently Jim Joyce* REALLY should have called Donald “out”. Incidentally I hear Joyce recently endorsed Guatemala as the most “Gates of Hell-free nation on Earth.” When asked what he thought about the hole, he replied “looks safe to me.” I’m just kidding around. In all seriousness, BP could not be reached for comment. | Read More »

    NBC anchor to Obama: ‘That ain’t the way this is going to play out.’

    Via Ed Morrissey: I got a kick out of President Obama saying that even when the cameras go away we’ll still be there for you. That ain’t the way this is going to play out. If anything, the cameras being here have compelled outside interests – government, BP – to kick this into another gear. With all due respect, the President might have had his | Read More »

    “Sestak Job Offer Violated Federal Law?”

    Hans von Spakovsky & Cully Stimson have the top story at Human Events this morning: Federal statutes seem to contradict a memorandum from the White House counsel released on Friday that claimed that no law was violated when Rep. Joe Sestak was offered a government post in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. White House Press Secretary | Read More »