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Barry’s Baskets

January 20, 2014

Via Michelle Malkin

Dueling Headlines; ‘Obama says Al Qaeda is junior varsity and not like Kobe Bryant’ edition

Posted by Doug Powers.

Meanwhile …
Barry’s 3 point shot



January 20, 2014

Via NewsBusters

When a politician –male or female, liberal or conservative –writes a memoir*, anything therein is fair game for the news media and his or her opponents, particularly when claims made therein are false or misleading. But to the gang at MSNBC, Republican criticism of the network’s anointed golden girl Wendy Davis is beyond the pale.

“Right attacks Wendy Davis,” screams the top headline this afternoon. Clicking that teaser headline takes the reader to Zachary Roth’s “Right pounces on news that Wendy Davis embellished life story.” Roth went on to practically script a melodrama where Davis is the damsel in distress tied to the railroad tracks by those dastardly, vile Texas Republicans (emphasis mine):


January 20, 2014

( -Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.”

Kerry to sign UN arms treaty, despite senators’ opposition

October 2, 2013




Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News — despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. 

A State official said the treaty would “reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes,” while protecting gun rights. 

“The treaty builds on decades of cooperative efforts to stem the international, illegal, and illicit trade in conventional weapons that benefits terrorists and rogue agents,” the official said. 

U.S. lawmakers, though, have long claimed that the treaty could lead to new gun control measures. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the most vocal opponents of the treaty, sent a letter to Kerry declaring it “dead in the water,” since a majority of senators has gone on record against the agreement. 


WSJ: Young Buyers Face Sticker Shock on New Insurance Exchanges

October 2, 2013


Via Newsmax

So much for lower insurance premiums for young consumers under Obamacare.

According to The Wall Street Journal, insurance costs for young buyers will be much higher in many states on new Obamacare insurance exchanges. 

The Journal’s chart below compares lowest current and Obamacare premiums for an unmarried, 27-year-old in select metro areas in 36 states where the federal government will oversee exchanges. 

State City  Exchange 
Alabama Birmingham $170 $80
Alaska Anchorage $254 $79
Arizona Phoenix $139 $50
Arkansas Little Rock $190 $31
Delaware   $203 $51
Florida Miami $163 $66
Georgia Atlanta $166 $43
Idaho Boise $145 $59
Illinois Chicago $125 $74
Indiana Indianapolis $204 $84
Iowa Cedar Rapids $132 $70
Kansas Wichita $121 $43
Louisiana New Orleans $170 $39
Maine Portland $192 $122
Michigan Detroit $138 $55
Mississippi Jackson $199 $58
Missouri St. Louis $147 $64
Montana Bozeman $147 $66
Nebraska Omaha $162 $26
New Hampshire   $186 $149
New Jersey   $219 $162
New Mexico Albuquerque $126 $38
North Carolina Charlotte $183 $35
North Dakota Fargo $175 $47
Ohio Columbus $205 $47
Oklahoma Oklahoma City $105 $54
Pennsylvania Philadelphia $195 $73
South Carolina Columbia $166 $55
South Dakota Sioux Falls $196 $89
Tennessee Nashville $114 $41
Texas Houston $138 $63
Utah Salt Lake $143 $72
Virginia Fairfax County $144 $44
West Virginia Huntington $176 $96
Wisconsin Milwaukee $200 $69
Wyoming Cheyenne $271 $82

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It’s a Cooked Book – Global warmism and the antiscientific method.

October 2, 2013


Via Free Republic

In the first five paragraphs of a recent dispatch from Stockholm, the Associated Press–in our estimation unwittingly, for the most part–exposes the deep corruption of the “global warming” enterprise:


Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.

Leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press show there are deep concerns among governments over how to address the issue ahead of next week’s meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Climate skeptics have used the lull in surface warming since 1998 to cast doubt on the scientific consensus that humans are cooking the planet by burning fossil fuels and cutting down CO2-absorbing forests.

The IPCC report is expected to affirm the human link with greater certainty than ever, but the panel is under pressure to also address the recent lower rate of warming, which scientists say is likely due to heat going deep into the ocean and natural climate fluctuations.

“I think to not address it would be a problem because then you basically have the denialists saying, ‘Look the IPCC is silent on this issue,’ ” said Alden Meyer, of the Washington-based Union of Concerned Scientists…



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CAIR Demands That Maryland Schools Close For Islamic Holidays

October 2, 2013

Via The Gateway Pundit

By John Hawkins from Right Wing News. You can follow Right Wing News on Facebook.

On the one hand, it’s a good idea to be respectful of religious holidays. However, in a nation like America that has people from every faith on earth, if all of us took a holiday every time some religion had a holy day, we’d never get anything done. The Council on American–Islamic Relations would apparently be just fine with that.


Standing in front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, Northwest High School senior Anhar Karim said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays.

Karim said that when a holiday conflicts with school, he can either celebrate and miss class or go to school and miss the celebration.

“We are forcing our students into an unreasonable decision,” said Karim, who is president of the Montgomery County Muslim Student Association.

Karim and other speakers urged Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes fall on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr during a Monday press conference held by the Maryland chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations and the Equality for Eid Coalition.

Eid al-Adha celebrates sacrifice to God and falls on Oct. 15 this year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and was Aug. 8. The dates of the holidays change because of the Islam lunar calendar.

The coalition, which is sponsored by the council, formed about a year ago to pursue a long-standing goal for the school closures.

Percentage wise, there really aren’t very many Muslims in the United States and once you get outside of say, Michigan, you could probably make just as good a case that Hindus, Scientologists, and Voodoo practitioners deserve holidays off as Muslims. That’s not a slap at Muslims; it’s just the demographic reality of the country. So, no, schools shouldn’t be taking Islamic holidays off.