Attack Machine

 Shooting Blanks Since 2004

Poor, poor pitiful me…

“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead. And it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to! You don’t have an option. You have to.”

— Meryl Streep, overrated martyr, speaking out against Trump

Fake News, Hate-crime edition

Someone has kindly collated a list of phony hate crimes since President Trump was elected. Here are just a few: The Texas family whose car and motorcycle were burned, and whose garage was spray-painted with “n—-r lover”, only to have his wife later reveal that her...

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How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

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Climate science corruption (again)

How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data David Rose for the Daily Mail The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a...

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The satellites don’t lie

Dr. Roy Spencer: Strong December Cooling Leads to 2016 Being Statistically Indistinguishable from 1998 The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December 2016 was +0.24 deg. C, down substantially from the November value of +0.45...

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More hot hair from the warmists

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How hot was it, Johnny?

More hot hair from the warmists WSJ By now you’ve seen the headline: 2016 was the hottest year on record. The news has been paired with predictions of civilization’s imminent demise. But a closer look at the evidence reveals that the political heat is overwrought—and...

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Oh, there’s no fascism like liberal fascism…

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Climate bullies at work

Oh, there's no fascism like liberal fascism... Robert Bryce at National Review A July 2014 e-mail from Judd Legum, an editor at ThinkProgress, to billionaire Democratic climate activist (and former coal-mine investor) Tom Steyer exposes the climate-change McCarthyism...

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Dr. Sowell retires at age 86. May he enjoy a long, healthy retirement.

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14 great lines from Thomas Sowell

Dr. Sowell retires at age 86. May he enjoy a long, healthy retirement. Here is a sampling of that brilliance and wit. 1. "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." 2. "Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant...

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…of Aleppo, and more generally of Syria, the United States watched. As we watched, we made excuses, and occasionally we ornamented our excuses with eloquence.

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Eloquent cowardice

...of Aleppo, and more generally of Syria, the United States watched. As we watched, we made excuses, and occasionally we ornamented our excuses with eloquence. Leon Wieseltier in the Washington Post. Contemplating the extermination of Aleppo and its people, I was...

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Aleppo represents a meltdown of the West’s moral and political will — and in particular, a collapse of U.S. leadership

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Obama’s Syrian Legacy

Aleppo represents a meltdown of the West’s moral and political will — and in particular, a collapse of U.S. leadership The Washington Post editorial board 12/14/2106 THE BATTLE for Aleppo is ending in catastrophe, both for the tens of thousands of people who have been...

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The real issue is whether in the future we will have open discussion of political issues and free elections. Think about what we have now — a federal bureaucracy that is fiercely partisan.

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Hold your nose, toss the grenade

The real issue is whether in the future we will have open discussion of political issues and free elections. Think about what we have now — a federal bureaucracy that is fiercely partisan. Paul Rahe's open letter to Never Trumpers I am not here to condemn the...

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…reductionist, fact-averse rhetoric contributes to the idea that climate-change discussion should be a two-sided, cartoonish fight between those who say it is not real and those who say it is the worst problem facing humanity

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Nope, the Marshall Islands are not sinking

...reductionist, fact-averse rhetoric contributes to the idea that climate-change discussion should be a two-sided, cartoonish fight between those who say it is not real and those who say it is the worst problem facing humanity Bjorn Lomborg in WSJ Using historic...

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ISIS, like the matador’s red cape, distracts from the truly mortal danger—a nuclear Iran chanting ‘Death to America.’

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ISIS, like the matador’s red cape, distracts from the truly mortal danger—a nuclear Iran chanting ‘Death to America.’ Mark Helprin in WSJ By all means, take Mosul, and continue on until ISIS is no more. But ISIS, also known as Islamic State, is and has been the wrong...

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The Chicago Tribune editorial board scorches ObamaCare and the Democrats

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Why ObamaCare failed

The Chicago Tribune editorial board scorches ObamaCare and the Democrats Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. Illinois consumers likely face staggering price hikes for individual insurance policies. Some types...

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Competition apparently is great for markets (hurrah, choice!) but not for governments (hurrah, monopoly?)

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The EU gets its Irish up

Competition apparently is great for markets (hurrah, choice!) but not for governments (hurrah, monopoly?) Kevin Williamson, National Review The interaction between big businesses and small countries can be strange. Add in a big, transnational government, and things...

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The free market once again show “peak oil” to be the neurotic mumbling of progressives.

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Another gusher in Cowboystan

The free market once again show "peak oil" to be the neurotic mumbling of progressives. WSJ Governments draft white papers and formulate plans on future energy production. U.S. frackers produce energy. And a new discovery in West Texas might do more to improve the...

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…we hear a great deal about economic “inequality,” a term that, in an open and dynamic society, means almost nothing

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The politics of blame

...we hear a great deal about economic “inequality,” a term that, in an open and dynamic society, means almost nothing Kevin Williamson at National Review The politics of blame are a funny thing. We will blame anybody and everybody for any and all imaginable problems...

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Health insurance with an $11,000 annual deductible. Great job, Barry!

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ObamaCare death spiral update

Health insurance with an $11,000 annual deductible. Great job, Barry! Holman Jenkins at WSJ It’s hard to exaggerate the alchemy of distortions that are turning ObamaCare into such a pending disaster that big insurers like Aetna, Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group,...

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Bill Clinton Got Millions From World’s Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm

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Team Clinton cashes in on Sharia

Bill Clinton Got Millions From World’s Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm Richard Pollock at the Daily Caller Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more...

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