NBC Questions Hillary's 'Blood Clot'
Last night conservatives who once questioned the Hillary Clinton concussion story were taking some heat on Twitter after Clinton’s people released a statement that she was hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot. Of course, the instant lefty-medical experts ...
Hillary Illness Speculation from The Daily Beast
The mystery of what is ailing Hillary Clinton took an unsettling turn Sunday with the announcement that she was being hospitalized in New York City to treat a “clot” with blood thinners. As with the fainting and concussion announcement of ...
General Schwarzkopf to Reporter: 'You Ever Been in a Minefield?'
From the archives — General Schwarzkopf vs. the media:
What does a father do with his infant son while his wife is away? Videographer Emio Tomeoni made this video for his wife so she could see exactly what goes on. Very funny:
Well, the good news — I guess — is that the battery didn’t explode:
Two key Toyota models, the flagship Camry sedan and the Prius v wagon, failed an important new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, ...
Taiwanese Animators Explain the 'Fiscal Cliff'
Chicago Milestone: 500 Murders
Gave Bates smiled through tears as she swiped her hand across her phone, flipping through pictures of her cousin playing around and striking goofy poses.
“He was a lot of fun, very good at imitating people,” Bates said of Nathaniel ...
R.I.P. Norman Schwarzkopf
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the four-star Army general who led allied forces to a stunningly quick and decisive victory over Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi military in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and who became the most celebrated U.S. military hero of ...
Sen. Mike Crapo Charged with DUI
A conservative U.S. senator from Idaho who has said he doesn’t drink because of his Mormon faith has been charged with drunken driving.
Sen. Michael Crapo, a three-term Republican with a reputation as a social and fiscal conservative, ...
Are Kids Really Traumatized by 'Lockdown' Drills at Schools?
The Boston Globe recently ran a list of the “Top 10 Myths About Mass Shootings” and I agreed with all of them except this one:
Myth: Students need to be prepared for the worst by participating in lockdown drills.
Reality: Lockdown ...
Trailer for Promised Land Released
Here’s the trailer for the anti-fracking film, Promised Land, which looks like the least entertaining romantic-comedy ever made:
The NRA plan is so stupid that 1/3rd of all public schools already use it
[. . .] Nationwide, at least 23,000 schools — about one-third of all public schools — already had armed security on staff as of the most recent data, for the 2009-10 school year, and a number of states and districts that do not use them have ...
NRA Meets the Press, Faces the Nation on Sunday
Tune in Sunday. The NRA’s CEO, Wayne Lapierre, will be on Meet the Press and NRA president, David Keene, will be on Face the Nation.
Romance Isn't Dead! Berlusconi, 76, to Marry 27-Year-Old
Italy’s flamboyant former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi plans to marry a former television showgirl-turned-politician a half century younger, he told an Italian talk show this week.
Francesca Pascale, 27, is “a girl who is beautiful on the outside, but even ...
Jake Tapper Joins CNN as Anchor, Chief DC Correspondent
The Pope vs. Justin Bieber
I believe Kathryn predicted this: Vatican Says Pope Beats Justin Bieber On Re-Tweets
Science: Eat Mealworms to Save the Planet
I look forward to everyone who thinks global warming is an issue to change their diet accordingly.
Report: Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton worked as high-priced escort.
One of Joe Biden’s mandates as he chairs this committee to address gun violence in America is to look at the affect that pop culture has on gun ownership.
Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto or Call of ...
Cool the Climate Alarmism
Matt Ridley writes in today’s WSJ:
Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change
Evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100. The net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial.
Forget the Doha climate ...
Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama
Afghanistan: Britain Pulling 3800 Troops by Year's End
Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday that some 3,800 British troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2013.
Some 5,000 will remain into 2014, Cameron told lawmakers.
The announcement comes after a lengthy video call Tuesday between Cameron and U.S. ...
Rifle Used in Newton was Legal Under Expired Assault Weapons Ban
Although Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has prompted renewed calls for reinstating the federal “assault weapon” ban, we know for a fact that such a law would not have stopped Adam Lanza or made his attack less ...
Report: NBC's Richard Engel Missing in Syria
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has gone missing in Syria, according to Turkish news reports. The reports also say that Aziz Akyavaş, a Turkish journalist working with Engel, is unaccounted for. NBC News has been successfully keeping ...
Joe Scarborough vs. the 1st and 2nd Amendments
Joe Scarborough declared this morning on MSNBC that Newtown has changed his thinking on guns. Video here. An excerpt:
“I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, ...
WSJ: Lanza's H.S. Was Worried About his Psychological Issues
Not long into his freshman year, Adam Lanza caught the attention of Newtown High School staff members, who assigned him a high-school psychologist, while teachers, counselors and security officers helped monitor the skinny, socially awkward teen, according to a former ...
Obama Holiday Card Embraces Global Warming
Rob Parker of ESPN Suspended Indefinitely
Paternity Dispute at Heart of Belcher Murder-Suicide?
New York Post:
The Long Island mother of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher told investigators her son argued with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins over their baby’s paternity before he shot her dead and killed himself, The Post ...
Slate Considering a Pay Model
Forbes has the details — for free — at Forbes.com.
Critics and Journos Worried Bin Laden Movie Portrays 'Torture' as Working
Via today’s New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Even before its official release, “Zero Dark Thirty,” the new movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has become a national Rorschach test on the divisive subject of torture.
The film’s ...
Anything can happen when Kanye West takes the stage. But thankfully, at the 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief it was just West’s bold fashion choice that shocked fans.
He wore a black leather skirt-like bottom over his pants ...
'Obama Should Take on Fatherlessness'
I know not every NRO reader agrees with Kathleen Parker, but she’s spot-on today with her challenge to the president to address the epidemic of “fatherlessness” in America:
One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration — and ...
Benghazi: State Dept. Personnel Fired NO Shots at Attackers
State Department personnel under attack on Sept. 11 at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, didn’t fire a single shot in their defense, according to testimony given behind closed doors to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.
According to ...
WaPost Editors Shocked at UN Dithering on Mali
The editors today correctly write about the growing Islamic threat in Mali, but their conclusion to the editorial leaves one wondering if this is their first time covering the United Nations:
Negotiations, which began this month, are certainly worth a ...
President Obama Greets Anti-American Psy at WH Christmas
Despite raising eyebrows — and the ire of many — with his “anti-American” lyrics during a 2004 performance, Psy performed at Sunday night’s annual “Christmas in Washington” charity concert, with President Obama in attendance. . .
Navy SEAL Killed During Rescue of NGO Doctor
A Colorado Springs doctor, working in Afghanistan for a relief agency, is safe after U.S. and Afghan forces rescued him from the Taliban.
Dr. Dilip Joseph, a medical adviser for the nonprofit Morningstar Development, and two others were kidnapped ...
New Yorkers Act Responsibly to Mitigate Effects of Global Warming
New Yorkers who found themselves in the flood zone are doing something remarkable: they’re moving to areas that didn’t flood — and they’re doing this all by themselves, without any feasibility studies, FEMA directives, or any other nannyesque ...
London Judge Praises Graffiti Vandal's Talent
A judge has imposed the “least possible sentence” on gang of graffiti vandals who attacked the capital’s tube network, saying one had a “portfolio you would be proud of”.
Keiron Cummings, 21, Alex Rowe, 22, and Billy McColl, 17, carried out “an ...
China Wins Bid to Buy Taxpayer-Funded A123
Detroit Free Press:
Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc. on Sunday said it will sell most of its assets to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for $256.6 million.
Wanxiang America Corp. won an auction ...
U.S. Marine Held in Mexican Jail Over Gun Possession Charge
As a U.S. Marine, Jon Hammar endured nightmarish tension patrolling the war-ravaged streets of Iraq’s Fallujah. When he came home, the brutality of war still pinging around his brain, mental peace proved elusive.
Surfing provided the only respite.
PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral “Gangnam Style” video, seems so warm and friendly.
Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot:
Kill those f****** Yankees who ...
Prank Call to Princess Kate Leads to Suicide
An employee at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William’s pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday.
The employee, a member of the nursing staff, “...
$100K of Jewelery Stolen from Rep. Issa's Home
An investigation was underway Friday into the theft of “priceless” items of jewelry from the vista home of Republican Congressman Darrell Issa.
The burglary at the home in Vista’s upscale Shadowridge neighborhood occurred in the early evening hours of ...
Taranto: Make Anna Wintour Ambassador to Syria
[. . .] Wintour was in the news this year when she hosted fundraising dinners for President Obama in New York, London and Paris. As a result, Thomas Pascoe of Britain’s Daily Telegraph writes (albeit citing “speculative reports“), “Wintour is in the ...
'Hockey Mom' Madam Set to Name NFL Executive as Client
New York Post:
Talk about getting sacked!
Notorious Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina is about to start naming names of high-power clients from her little black book — and an unlucky NFL executive will be the first bombshell name she ...
WaPost to Introduce Paywall?
Via the WSJ:
The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts against the trend of charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to reverse that decision in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.
While details are ...
Finally! Scientists Create a Coconut-Flavored Pineapple
The scientists, from a government agency in Queensland, have spent ten years trying to develop a new variety of sweeter, juicier pineapple but did not actually intend to create the coconut flavour.
“It’s sweet, low acid, very juicy,” said ...
NBC Reports Syria Loading its Chemical Weapons
The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a ...
Re: ‘The U.S. Military Approves Killing Children’
I agree with what David French writes here on the war in Afghanistan and the tangled “legal architecture” it has born that constricts our troops. The Military Times has a more balanced take on the issue of children on the ...
NYT Op-Ed: 'Let’s Give Up on the Constitution'
Dumbest thing you’ll read today.
French High Court Overturns 75% Tax on the Rich
Embattled French President Francois Hollande suffered a fresh setback Saturday when France’s highest court threw out a plan to tax the ultrawealthy at a 75 percent rate, saying it was unfair.
In a stinging rebuke to one of Socialist Hollande’...
President Grants Interview to David Gregory
I guess the Secret Service doesn’t care that Gregory is under investigation for violating D.C.’s gun laws. And maybe Gregory can ask the president about the White House petition to have him charged for violating said gun ...
White House Petition to Press Charges against David Gregory
On last Sunday’s Meet the Press, David Gregory brought a 30-round clip that that he said fit a rifle similar to the one used in the Sandy Hook Massacre. A clip — such as the one brandished by Gregory on ...
WSJ Editors: Silicon Valley's Green Mistake
A great editorial on the failure of Team Obama’s attempt at “political venture capital.” The opener:
Silicon Valley’s investment wizards are fleeing the so-called green economy, and not a moment too soon for American prosperity. As painful as ...
Mother Jones Upset that Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Film Is Awful
A hilarious review. The opener:
If Matt Damon & Co. really wanted to make a movie that would scare American audiences off of fracking for good, they should have just made a movie dramatizing fracking’s potential threat to America’s ...
White House Petition to Press Charges Against David Gregory
Almost 12,000 signatures so far, 13,000 to go to force President Obama to respond.
Report: EPA's Lisa Jackson to Step Down Next Month
Mitt Never Wanted to be President Anyway
If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.
At least, that’...
NJ Township Votes to Put a Cop at Every School
Don’t mess with Marlboro Township.
The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2.
It’s apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in every schoolhouse ...
Petition to Deport Piers Morgan
Funny. Someone has started a petition on the White House website to:
Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution ...
Fathers in Uniform Stand Guard at Kids' Schools
Two protective fathers on opposite sides of the country donned their uniforms — one military, one police — for off-duty appearances as they accompanied their children to school and stood guard outside the school building this week to help them and other ...
MSNBC Giddy at Boehner's 'Falilure' to Pass Plan B
If you were watching MSNBC — and I hope you weren’t — the talking heads were all over Majority Leader Boehner for failing to pass his “Plan B” tax plan to avert the “fiscal cliff.”
Missing was any mention that both ...
Garret Holeve, MMA Fighter with Down Syndrome
Miami New Times:
“I’m dangerous,” 23-year-old Garrett Holeve warns as he bounces around a bedroom in his parents’ suburban, single-story house, throwing punches and kicks. A pungent combination of protein-powered farts, dirty laundry, and ball sweat permeates the air.
Memo: The Press Has Asked About Gun Control in the Past
Many times. You can search the White House website yourself, but here’s just one example. From July 31, 2012:
Q Given the fact that the President talked — spoke at the Urban League about the importance of having a dialogue, about cracking ...
Get Your Geek On: MIT Invents New Form of Magnetism
It’s not often that researchers can verify a discovery that could change how we approach basic principles of technology, not just build on what we know. Nonetheless, MIT might have accomplished just such a feat in demonstrating a new ...
Global Warming Threatens Christmas Travel
Well, unless you have a sleigh to travel in.
Science: Wrinkle Treatment Using Stem Cells Causes Bones to Grow in Woman's Eyelid
Let it be said that stem cell therapies may well be the future of medicine, but untested stem cell therapies have the potential to give rise to the stuff of nightmares. Case in point: the unnamed cosmetic surgery patient in ...
Jake Tapper vs. President Obama on Guns
Another tough question from Tapper:
TAPPER: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban ...
GE Outsourcing New Nuke Plant Parts to China
Bill Gertz at The Free Beacon writes:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is supporting a bid by General Electric to export jobs and nuclear technology to China by seeking assurances from Beijing that it will not steal or transfer valuable ...
Obama Puts Biden in Charge of Gun-Policy Review
President Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, underscoring the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Sources confirm to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett that Mr. Obama ...
New York Post:
Richard Engel, NBC’s award-winning chief foreign correspondent, was kidnapped in war-torn Syria and held for five days before being released unharmed, the network announced today.
The network said early today that Engel and his crew had ...
Victor Cruz Honors Sandy Hook Victim
Victor Cruz of the NY Giants found out Jack Pinto, one of the murdered children from Friday, was a huge fan. Cruz honored him on Sunday and has been in contact with the family:
NASA Preps for Lunar Kamikaze Mission
Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior. With dwindling fuel supplies, the twin NASA spacecraft are ready for a dramatic finish.
On Monday, they will plunge — seconds apart — into a ...
Obama's Punt Last Night in Newtown
I thought, for the most part, the president gave a great speech last night. Right up until he used the venue to hint at legislation to come.
I get frustrated when people complain that politicians tend to politicize stuff like ...
Police Say Man Who Threatened Copycat School Attack 'Just Bluffing'
A northern Indiana police chief said Sunday he believes a man arrested after allegedly threatening to “kill as many people as he could” at a school was just bluffing when he made the ominous remark during a heated argument with ...
The Guardian Ends its Facebook Social Reader App
An interesting business model change for The Guardian. Will other media outlets that rely on Facebook readers (Washington Post, for example) follow?
From Monday 17 December we will begin directing users who click on a Guardian link within Facebook straight to ...
RGIII Gets His Class from RGJr
USA Today interviewed Robert Griffin III’s father, Robert Griffin Jr. on the incendiary comments made by ESPN’s Rob Parker. The father’s answer:
Robert Griffin II said he isn’t taking offense with disparaging racial comments made by ...
Mayor Bloomberg is a Voice of Sanity on Sandy Recovery $
The federal government’s sloppy handling of the recovery after Hurricane Katrina is weighing on legislators trying to figure out how much aid New York should get following superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg said today.
“Almost every person I talked to ...
ESPN 'Evaluating' What to Do about Blackness Expert Rob Parker
To follow-up on Andrew’s Corner post yesterday on ESPN analyst Rob Parker’s outrageous statements on Robert Griffin III, ESPN put this statement out last night, via Twitter:
Parker had a chance for damage control after the segment aired, ...
So Sad: Govt. Workers Reporting Low Job Satisfaction
It’s no secret that federal workers are feeling worn down. They’ve had their salaries frozen and are at the center of a partisan debate over the value of their work.
A report due out Thursday, based on the ...
Science: Buying Your Kid a TV for Christmas Is a Bad Idea
My answer to the scientists behind this study: duh.
French Heartthrob and Movie Star Moves to Belgium to Avoid Taxes
French actor Gérard Depardieu has set up legal residence in a Belgian village just over the French border to escape his country’s punitive taxes, the local mayor has confirmed.
The 63-year-old star has bought an unglamorous-looking former customs ...
NYT Launches Racist, Sexist Attack Against Susan Rice
The headline of their “News Analysis” today by Helene Cooper: U.N. Ambassador Questioned on U.S. Role in Congo Violence
Almost two decades after the Clinton administration failed to intervene in the genocide in Rwanda, the United ...
NBC, Bob Costas, and DUI Hypocrisy
Bob Costas took a break from social commentary during last night’s NBC Sunday Night Football game and let former coach Tony Dungy handle the discussion of Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent and his arrest for “intoxication manslaughter.” Brent crashed his ...
Google 'Hides' Billions in World Taxes
Google Inc. (GOOG) avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.
By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, ...
The Cost of Food and Government Mandated Ethanol
The editors of the Washington Times write today on the upcoming surge in food prices thanks to Team Obama’s mandates on ethanol use to fuel our cars:
Efforts of lawmakers to buy votes in midwestern states are hitting taxpayers ...
How Do You Say, 'Frack, Baby, Frack' in English?
Boris Johnson writes in today’s Telegraph:
Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking
It’s green, it’s cheap and it’s plentiful! So why are opponents of shale gas making such a fuss??
If it were not ...
Doubts Emerge About Syrian Intentions to Use Chem Weapons
With concern over the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons stockpile reaching a fever pitch this week, international experts are cautioning against alarmism, saying there’s no confirmation that the Syrians are mixing weapons components or loading them into delivery systems, ...
Freshman Manziel Wins the Heisman Trophy
He’s Johnny Best in Football now — and a freshman, at that.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first newcomer to win the Heisman Trophy, taking college football’s top individual prize Saturday night after a record-breaking ...
Call FEMA? Wealthy Malibu Homeowners Angry at Decomposing Whale
When a dead 40-foot fin whale washed ashore in Malibu earlier this week it was still a beautiful creature: dark gray on top, a rich cream below that glistened in the surf and sun.
By Thursday … not so much.
Michael Moore Seems Angry at Michighan's Passage of Right-to-Work
Moore does bring up one good point, though. How did President Obama win Michigan by so much and then this law gets passed? He blames gerrymandering, but that can’t be it. Stabenow won her Senate seat by 20 points, yet ...
The Media Double Standard: Katrina vs. Sandy
There’s a Fox News report out today of total chaos at the FEMA staging area at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, in the days following hurricane Sandy. An excerpt:
Hurry up and wait.
That’s what first responders were left ...
Censored First-Hand Account of Pearl Harbor Finally Public
This is an amazing account of December 7, 1941 — published for the first time in today’s Washington Post.
On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After a ...
President Obama Loses Al Gore
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Thursday sharply criticized President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, for failing to make global warming a priority issue, saying action was more urgent than ever after the devastation in the Northeast ...
Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Mark Morano, Moderated by Piers Morgan
Karzai Partially Blames U.S., NATO for 'Insecurity' in Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai sharply criticized the United States in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Thursday, blaming American and NATO forces for some of the growing insecurity in his country.
“Part of the insecurity is coming to us ...
At War: Afghanistan's Spy Chief Injured in Taliban Suicide Attack
Afghanistan’s intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid was injured in a “cowardly terrorist” attack in the Afghan capital Thursday, the country’s spy agency said.
Mr. Khalid, confirmed as head of the National Directorate of Security in September, was targeted inside ...
Must See TV: Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn Teaming Up for Reality Show
This actually isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Via The Blaze:
THEBLAZE, WILD WEST PRODUCTIONS AND GO GO LUCKEY ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH ‘PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH’ TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT DOCUMENTARY FILM
The 9 Episode Reality Competition Series Will Be ...
Why Can't They Deport Obama's Uncle?
The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992.
U.S. Immigration and Customs ...