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Brick Mansions

The abandoned buildings of blighted Detroit serve as the backdrop for the new film Brick Mansions, from action maestro Luc Besson and starring Paul Walker in one of his last film roles. Here’s a look.
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Cartoon of the Day
Jul. 24, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/365949
http://natl.re/JbxjfK
Presidents During a Crisis, by Michael Ramirez (July 24, 2014)
Wide Open, by Michael Ramirez (July 23, 2014)
Transparent, by Michael Ramirez (July 22, 2014)
Out, by Henry Payne (July 21, 2014)
Why? by Michael Ramirez (July 18, 2014)
LeBron, by Henry Payne (July 17, 2014)
Ha-Mas, by Michael Ramirez (July 16, 2014)
The Pawn, by Michael Ramirez (July 15, 2014)
Tear Down This Wall, by Michael Ramirez (July 14, 2014)
Obama’s Katrina, by Michael Ramirez (July 11, 2014)
Before and After, by Michael Ramirez (July 9, 2014)
I Don’t Know Why They’re Flooding the Borders, by Michael Ramirez (July 8, 2014)
Equal Justice, by Henry Payne (July 7, 2014)
The Times, July 4, 1776, by Henry Payne (July 4, 2014)
Happy Birthday, America, by Michael Ramirez (July 3, 2014)
Help Center, by Michael Ramirez (July 2, 2014)
5-4, by Henry Payne (July 1, 2014)
Rip Van Media, by Michael Ramirez (June 30, 2014)
The Piñata, by Michael Ramirez (June 27, 2014)
The Plan, by Michael Ramirez (June 26, 2014)
Red . . . by Henry Payne (June 24, 2014)
Iran to the Rescue, by Michael Ramirez (June 23, 2014)
White House to the Rescue, by Michael Ramirez (June 20, 2014)
Gap, by Henry Payne (June 19, 2014)
Baghdad Bobama, by Michael Ramirez (June 18, 2014)
Missing, by Michael Ramirez (June 17, 2014)
Dead Broke, by Michael Ramirez (June 14, 2014)
Clinton Problems, by Michael Ramirez (June 13, 2014)
To Faithfully Execute . . . by Michael Ramirez (June 12, 2014)
Broke, by Michael Ramirez (June 11, 2014)
Talking Bergdahl, by Michael Ramirez (June 10, 2014)
Lemon, by Henry Payne (June 9, 2014)
The Imperial President, by Michael Ramirez (June 6, 2014)
Cutting Carbon, by Henry Payne (June 5, 2014)
The Obama Emporium, by Michael Ramirez (June 4, 2014)
After You, by Michael Ramirez (June 3, 2014)
It Was the Weather, by Michael Ramirez (June 2, 2014)
The West Point Address, by Michael Ramirez (May 30, 2014)
First Read About It in the Newspaper, by Michael Ramirez (May 29, 2014)
General Motors Theater, by Henry Payne (May 27, 2014)
Freedom, by Henry Payne (May 26, 2014)
Hope . . . by Henry Payne (May 24, 2014)
Fallen Soldiers, by Michael Ramirez (May 23, 2014)
Outraged? by Lisa Benson (May 22, 2014)
Obamacare, Brought to You by . . . by Henry Payne (May 21, 2014)
Now You Know How We Feel, by Michael Ramirez (May 20, 2014)
#You Think? by Michael Ramirez (May 18, 2014)
#BringBack . . . by Michael Ramirez (May 16, 2014)
Gospel Reading, by Michael Ramirez (May 15, 2014)
Today’s Lecture, by Henry Payne (May 14, 2014)
Truth, by Michael Ramirez (May 13, 2014)
Clinton Celebrity Gala, by Henry Payne (May 12, 2014)
Segregation, by Michael Ramirez (May 10, 2014)
Weather, by Michael Ramirez (May 9, 2014)
Under the Rug, by Henry Payne (May 7, 2014)
Photoshop of the Day
Jul. 24, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/355927
http://natl.re/128lz3e
Obama’s National Guard, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 24, 2014)
Iceberg, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 23, 2014)
Leader of the Free World, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 22, 2014)
The Bear Is Loose, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 21, 2014)
Farther Apart, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 18, 2014)
Secure? by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 17, 2014)
So Many Scandals . . . by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 16, 2014)
Mainstream, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 15, 2014)
Kidsnado, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 14, 2014)
Break Shot, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 11, 2014)
Pawns, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 10, 2014)
Ship of State, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 9, 2014)
Coyote, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 8, 2014)
Obama’s Pipeline, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 7, 2014)
Fingers Crossed, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 4, 2014)
Obama’s America, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 3, 2014)
Blocked Shot, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 2, 2014)
The Obama Legacy, by TerrellAfterMath.com (July 1, 2014)
Tangled Web, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 27, 2014)
2.9, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 26, 2014)
Raiders, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 25, 2014)
Cooperation, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 24, 2014)
Battle Ribbons, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 23, 2014)
Iraq Advisors, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 20, 2014)
Stuff Happens, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 19, 2014)
Invisible Hand, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 18, 2014)
Ping-Pong Bomb, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 17, 2014)
On Advice of Council, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 16, 2014)
Borders, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 13, 2014)
Bumping the Board, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 12, 2014)
Obama’s World, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 11, 2014)
Business Regs, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 10, 2014)
Sock Puppet, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 9, 2014)
Normandy 2014, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 6, 2014)
Implementing Obama’s Foreign Policy, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 5, 2014)
Bergdahl Makes His Way Home, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 4, 2014)
Broken Mirror, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 3, 2014)
Bad Nwws, by TerrellAfterMath.com (June 2, 2014)
‘Out Front’, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 30, 2014)
Captain of the Ship, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 29, 2014)
Train of Thought, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 27, 2014)
Memorial Day, 2014, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 26, 2014)
Tea Party, R.I.P., by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 23, 2014)
When You Only Have a Hammer, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 22, 2014)
Caution, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 21, 2014)
Now Featuring . . . by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 20, 2014)
Voting Protocols, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 19, 2014)
The Gun, The Gun, The Gun, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 16, 2014)
The Virtuoso, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 15, 2014)
Affordable Lawyer Act, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 14, 2014)
Workable Hashtag, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 13, 2014)
Foundation of Trust, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 12, 2014)
The Other Tea Party, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 9, 2014)
What We Have Here Is . . . by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 8, 2014)
Instrument of Foreign Policy, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 7, 2014)
Cool Hand Carney, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 6, 2014)
When You Wish Upon a Star, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 5, 2014)
The Stripped-Down Version, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 2, 2014)
Pushing the Envelope, by TerrellAfterMath.com (May 1, 2014)
<p>NR’s Photoshop of the Day is produced daily by <a href="http://www.TerrellAfterMath.com" style="color:#FFFFFF">TerrellAfterMath.com</a>.</p>
The Bear Is Loose
Jul. 23, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383512
http://natl.re/1z32RIY
President Obama has warned us that “The Bear Is Loose” several times in recent months during unscheduled jaunts among the common folk, which leaves us with one key question: What kind of bear is POTUS? NRO researched some famous furry faces to find a possible match.
The “Russian Bear”: Of course there’s plenty of prior art for Russia’s claim to ursine imagery, with the country described as the bear on the world political scene going back hundreds of years.
Vladimir Putin’s man’s-outdoorsman reputation doubles down on the meme, sometimes to Obama’s detriment in comparison.
Yogi Bear: Like the president, Yogi believed himself to be “smarter than the av-er-age bear,” and his theme song assures us that, just like “No Drama Obama,” Yogi keeps cool when things are hot — even as he continually falls for fantastic schemes.
Yogi and Obama also have a hobby in common.
Winnie the Pooh: While Pooh has a heart of gold and a poet’s touch, his lack of a Constitutional-scholar level intellect and reliance on common sense to solve problems makes him a poor match for the current chief executive. And Michelle would not approve of his high honey consumption.
Fozzie Bear: Ever-unable to sell a joke to his critics in the peanut gallery — your guess as to which NRO contributor is Statler and which is Waldorf — Fozzie’s lack of retail skills reminds us of President Obama’s hard luck selling Obamacare to a dubious public — and increasingly dubious judiciary.
Smokey the Bear: One of the nation’s most famous federal employees reminds us to mind our manners in the great outdoors. But President Obama would seem to prefer heading off future conflagrations by locking the gates to national parks and keep those pesky fossil-fuel clinging taxpayers out.
Care Bears: Being a denizen of the Kingdom of Caring, a resident of Care-a-Lot, and playing all day in the Forest of Feelings does sound an awful lot like being a member of the Democratic Party, and these conveniently color-coded guardian angels will surely smother you in the warm embrace of the nanny state.
Sonya (Madagascar 3): This bear’s bright pink tutu could signal an affinity with Obama’s LGBT voter base, and her tiny tricycle is certainly a winner with environmentalists. But her muteness doesn’t jibe with Obama’s chattering-class act and feels a bit “war-on-women”-ish, and PETA would surely complain about her work in the circus.
Honey Bears: More pesky honey. Still, it doesn’t take a Hyde Park faculty-lounge intellect to see the powerful symbolism of sweet-tasting treats delivered in a package that pays homage not to the hard-working producers but to the takers.
Gummi Bears: Is there a better metaphor for Obama’s unique brand of political platitudes than this rubbery, saccharine-sweet, non-nutritious snack item? But this one wouldn’t pass nutritional muster with Michelle, either.
The Bad News Bears: Certainly the name of the 70s’ kid-cinema icons would be a solid fit for President Obama’s second term. Cheers for a Title IX-friendly co-gendered roster rich with infield fairness and equality, but jeers for Walter Matthau’s hetero-normative white-male authority figure.
Ted: Like some others on this list, Ted is probably more like an Obama stand-in as the opposition might envision him, and his wild party-boy antics are probably closer to former President Bill Clinton or perhaps Joe Biden in his Senate days.
Hamm’s Beer Bear: Obama might have embraced the land of pines and lofty balsams’s favorite son for his photo opp “beer summit” in 2009, but it was clear he desperately needed Joe Biden at his side for the genuine everyman touch. Besides, we’re guessing the president is more of a Zima man.
Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (Toy Story 3): A smooth-talking administrator eager to promote the benefits of a managed-care facility where the quality of service falls far short of his earnest promises, and who then rules over everyone with an iron regulatory fist? Ladies and gentlemen, we think we have a winner.
Anti-Israel Protests
Jul. 23, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383539
http://natl.re/WDtnLw
As Israeli’s campaign against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip continues, protests against Israel and in support of the Palestinians have broken out in cities around the world in recent days. Here’s a look. Pictured, flames on the streets of Paris in July 19.
While some demonstrations expressed a humanitarian wish to end the fighting, others descended into vituperative denunciations of Israel. Though few of the protests were large, some were marked by violence and demonstrations of anti-Semitism.
FRANCE: A pro-Palestinian demonstration near Paris turned violent as thousands of youths set fire to cars and garbage cans and looted shops in confrontations with police. Other protests were held in more than dozen French cities.
The protest in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles — known as “Little Jerusalem” because of its large Sephardic community — came amid a ban on rallies instituted after a tense clash at two synagogues there earlier in the week.
A rioter flashes a Nazi gesture at police during clashes in Sarcelles.
Some 38 protesters were arrested in the most recent round of clashes.
A more peaceful pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris.
Rallying for Palestine in Lyon, France.
Lyon, France
ENGLAND: An estimated 15,000 anti-Israel demonstrators marched through London holding signs saying things such as, "Stop the Bombing; Free Palestine."
Police control a pro-Palestinian demonstation in London.
GERMANY: Authorities in Berlin ordered pro-Palestinian marchers to cease anti-Semitic chants such as “Gas the Jews.” According to IBT Times, some of the demonstrations were organized by Muslim immigrants and neo-Nazi groups.
Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told IBT Times: "Jews are once again openly threatened in Germany and sometimes attacked, synagogues are being defaced and declared as targets." Pictured, a call to arms in Frankfurt.
The visage of Yassir Arafat in a Berlin crowd.
A young protester holds a sign in Frankfurt
ITALY: Reuters reports a crowd of around 11,000 marched in Vienna through the city streets and to the official presidential residence.
More views of Venice
NETHERLANDS: Approximately 3,000 people staged a peaceful protest calling for an end to the Gaza operation, according to NBC News. Retuers reports signs reading “Israel War Criminals” were seen among the crowds. This banner reads: "Sound the Alarm. Stop the War."
More protesters march in Amsterdam.
UNITED STATES: A line of protesters in Los Angeles, Calif.
Protest signs in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
CHILE: A sign labels Israel a terrorist state in Santiago.
CANADA: Hundreds of Palestinian-Canadians and their supporters demonstrated in front of the Israeli embassy in Ottawa. Elsewhere in Calgary, a rally of nearly 1,000 demonstrators broke down into violent clashes.
GREECE: Burning an Israeli flag in Athens.
SPAIN: Pro-Palestinian marchers display banners in Malaga.
ROMANIA: Showing support for Palestine in Sofia.
AUSTRALIA: A mock funeral in Sydney.
Waving Palestinian flags at town hall in Sydney.
SOUTH AFRICA: In Johannesburg, protesters demanded the explusion of the Israeli ambassador.
INDIA: Protesters in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir near Pakistan.
Ahmanababad, India
Mumbai, India
Pattani, Thailand
MUSLIM WORLD: No surprisingly, pro-Palestinian demonstrations were seen across the Muslim world, in the Middle East and elsewhere. Pictured, a young protester in Beirut, Lebanon.
Rabat, Morocco
Rabat, Morocco
Protesters burn an effigy of the Israeli flag in Amman, Jordan.
A protester mocks U.S. support for Israel outside the U.S. embassy near Beirut.
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tunis, Tunisia
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Ask Hillary
Jul. 22, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383396
http://natl.re/1ucgqH6
Hillary Clinton stopped by Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on July 21 and took questions from the firm's online users. But she didn't seem to see the questions from the hashtag hijackers who descended on #AskHillary. Here’s a sampling.
Hillary Clinton with twitter CEO Dick Costolo. (via Twitter @Twisitor)
“What difference, at this point, do you make?” (Harriet Baldwin, @HarrietBaldwin)
“Why can't Hillary Clinton point to a single major accomplishment as Secretary of State?” (Reince Priebus, @Reince)
“Have you been involved in anything in the public/private sector that hasn't resulted in scandal in your adult life?” (Will Profit, @WillProfit1)
“Does the $10 million loss on #HardChoices include the $14 million advance from Simon & Schuster or is that in addition to it?” (Robert Warren, @DarbyTownPundit)
“When you were broke, why didn't you turn to your millionaire NBC commentator daughter?” (Mad Mac, @MadMacMFC)
“Is your daughter carrying a baby or just a cluster of cells?” (Erin Infidel, @ErinFromMaine)
“If elected, will you have the hashtag #ThePantSuitIsLoose?” (Harriet Baldwin, @HarrietBaldwin)
“Worst nightmare: Cherokee Imposter or Hairplugged Buffoon?” (Cuffe, @CuffyMeh)
“Do you agree with Bill that you have no clear idea what you would do as President?” (America Rising PAC, @AmericaRising)
“Which mistake worse - hitching your wagon to bill or barack?" (Barbara McMahon, @southsalem)
“How awkward is eating dinner with Bill?” (Prez Stompy Foot, @kpiper1980)
“How have you managed to keep your divorce secret for so long?” (Mad Mac, @MadMacMFC)
“Who is a better protege to Saul Alinsky and his radical-leftist ideals? You or Obama?” (Spike Politics, @spikedpolitics)
“Who is truer to Marxist principles, you or Obama?” (Spiked Politics, @spikedpolitics)
“What's your recommendation for implementing full Marxism?” (problematic tweets, @trill_pikachu)
“Would you say you're still dead broke after $6 billion went missing at State during your term?” (Razor, @hale_razor)
“What is your secret for turning a $1,000 cattle futures investment into a very quick $100,000?” (Ken Gardner, @kesgardner)
“Do you still do shady real estate deals? #AskHillary #whitewater” (Prez Stompy Foot, @kpiper1980)
“If you are elected president, will you return the White House furniture, china and silverware you stole?” (American Elephant, @AmericnElephant)
“Did they ever find all the White House flatware and W typewriter keys that went missing after you moved out?” (Razor, @hale_razor)
“Do you still look down on mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children and bake cookies?” (American Elephant, @AmericnElephant)
“Can we see your birth certificate?” (El Hunger Lorde, @hungerlordjr)
“Why do you have trouble with recall? Do you have a mental disorder we should know about? #AskHillary #whitewater” (Mr Popular, @Real_Mr_Popular)
“How do you reconcile the cognitive dissonance that a boss must stay out of a woman’s business, yet pay for it?” (B.M. Smith, @bmcsmith92)
“Did you vote for yourself in the last election? If so, does that mean you're racist?” (Dr. Whom, @chapel3929)
“I have a hard time synching up my morals and ideological beliefs to daily polls. What's your secret?” (Mohammad R*ghead Esq, @RobotCommission)
“How can a video lead to Benghazi but Transformers didn't cause a world war?” (Mad Mac, @MadMacMFC)
“I wish I’d gotten a chance to #AskHillary exactly when she decided to start dressing like she’s on Star Trek.” (Jim Treacher, @jtLOL)
Hard Reader Reviews
Jul. 21, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383348
http://natl.re/1p4tBBS
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book Hard Choices isn’t exactly burning up the bestseller list, but it is causing a literary flower to bloom on Amazon, where reviewers have uncapped their barbed pens and let loose with a torrent of snark. Here’s a sampling.
I don’t have to read this book since she didn’t write it : “Hillary was as much the Secretary of State as she was the author of this book. She didn't actually do the job she was appointed for nor did she write the book.” (Amazon Customer)
Was hoping to learn how to buy a mansion in New York State while being broke: “These trees, however, will reveal their importance to you, as they have been metamorphosed into Hard Choices, which makes an excellent coaster, doorstop, or object to throw at a husband that has revealed his fetish for young interns.” (Matt Hodge)
Dull, Plodding Campaign Material: “Ernest, dull and self-serving? Yep. Fortunately Barnes and Noble has a generous return policy.” (Al Hence)
Really?: “Youre not going to learn anything in this book that is believable. Wait for the movie, then don't watch it.” (Geary Carson)
Self aggrandizement and gratuitous pomposity: “The prospective reader is well advised to consider reading the Hong Kong phonebook instead.” (William B Chapman)
I will give her credit: “Let's spell it out: this book was ghostwritten. She has never made a hard decision in her life, secondly, unless it was between flats and pantsuits or sandals and pantsuits.” (Fumetti 666)
Boring narcissistic blather: “Somehow one comes away from this book feeling that like Marie Antoinette, the hardest choice Hillary ever had to face was what flavor of cake to eat.” (Bookworm Becca)
Don’t Bother: “I deserve 5 stars for getting through it but its quite disappointing.” (Thomas T)
Excruciatingly Boring, Overly Long, Insipid Pabulum: “If you still are interested in reading this, wait until you can borrow it from your local library. It's a real YAWNER. Here's a personal guarantee: If you have insomnia and want to experience Clinton fatigue, along with a nice NAP, this is the book for you!” (TellsTheTruth)
Really??: “I found a copy of this in the trash at a rest stop while on vacation. I really tried to be objective while reading but could not make it through the first chapter. On the way back home after the vacation I stopped again the rest stop and put the book back in the trash where I first found it originally. I felt this was the best place for this publication.” (Sam)
Non Review: “The only way I would read this book is if I was stranded on a desert island and it was the only book I had but then again it might be put to better use starting a fire.” (Dennis99)
Save your money and time: “If you really believe that she banged away and wrote this herself, there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would love to sell you.” (Richard Saul)
One Star: “BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But great fiction in you're into fantasy!” (P Rabbit)
No go for Hil-go...: “Hilary, dear you have enough money, give up writing books — move on, try bingo, or ceramics, better yet, mime...” (Greg)
Will they ever just go away?: “They say you should never judge a book by its cover, this is the exception. The facts are doctored about as much as the cover photo. I would never buy this book...I spent a little time thumbing through it reading random sections at the Walmart discount/clearance book counter.” (Lawn Jockey)
Can I just give it minus five stars?: “This should be subtitled, Hard Read. No wonder her book sales are abysmal.” (Sally Jones)
Fluffy Nonsense: “We're not buying this fluff Hillary. Literally and figuratively.” (Rick)
Can I Rate Zero Starts?: “The Democrats passed Obamacare without reading the law. So, I feel justified in rating this book without first reading it. Hey, Hillary fans, she laughs at just how gullible you are.” (CJ)
One Star: “656 pages of pretty good toilet paper” (TTALLY)
I’d rather read the ingredient list for organic peanut butter...: “I’d rather read the ingredient list for organic peanut butter for the rest of my life than read this book.” (Roberto)
One Star: “I thought that Monica had reserved that book title.” (CWS Fan)
A good doorstop, if Bill’s bio has worn out : “Don't bother. If people are so desperate to make her President, perhaps they should save the twenty bucks and send it directly to her.” (Ron)
As of this day, Hard Choices is ranked #39...: “As of this day, Hard Choices is ranked #39 among hardcover bestsellers and #356 in Kindle. Yet the NY Times has listed it at #1 for two weeks running. Never mind the book. What does this tell you about the New York Times bestseller lists?” (Amelia Earhart)
Meme Watch: Border Crisis
Jul. 21, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383340
http://natl.re/1zZr7NL
JULY 21: As the long hot summer drags on, there seems no end to the human wave at the border, no end to President Obama’s prevarications, and no end to the mainstream media’s refusal to hold anyone accountable (other than Republicans). Here’s a look at some recent Photoshop missives from social media. (Image via Facebook/OccupyThis2012)
He's got a pen and a phone ... and a magic wand. (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
Remember the old saying about good fences making goodneighbors? (Image via Facebook/LiberalLunacy)
To be fair, he was referring to the border of the room-service breakfast menu at the Ritz-Carlton. (Image via Facebook/OneNationUnderGodUSofA)
Please direct any questions to Senator Reid's press secretary, Baghdad Bob. (Image via Facebook/OccupyThis2012)
Maybe he lost his medication when he switched to an Obamacare plan. (Image via Facebook/KRLA870am)
Ask Dirty Harry how many rooms are free at the Ritz-Carlton. (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
After all, the king gets to choose which laws to enforce, right? It's good to be the king. (Image via Facebook/OneNationUnderGodUSofA)
Sorry, someone has to pay for all those benefits. (Image via Facebook/NOLAPDOGMEDIA)
And a nation of laws, not men. (Image via Facebook/OccupyThis2012)
Again, a nation of laws, not men. (Image via Facebook/OccupyThis2012)
The only thing President Obama likes better than a photo opp is a fundraising opp. (Image via Facebook/KRLA870am)
Growing voter rolls the Chicago Way. (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
And 60,000 isn't enough to get the mainstream media interested. (Image via Facebook/LiberalLunacy)
The path to citizenship shouldn't be a tunnel. (Image via Facebook/NOLAPDOGMEDIA)
Didn't you hear? Borders are racist. (Image via Facebook/NOLAPDOGMEDIA)
He hopes to change our future. (Image via Facebook/NOLAPDOGMEDIA)
Embracing his real constituency. (Image via Facebook/OccupyThis2012)
A matter of priorities. (Image via Facebook/OneNationUnderGodUSofA)
There's a also a difference between democracy and despotism. (Image via Facebook/OneNationUnderGodUSofA)
Didn't you hear? Background checks are for gun-clingers. (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
The dictionary of Newspeak gets smaller every year. (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
Taxation without representation. That reminds me of something... (Image via Facebook/RightWingRantsRaves)
Farnborough Air Show
Jul. 21, 2014
http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/383231
http://natl.re/Wy6N73
The world aerospace industry gathered in Hampshire, England, over the past week for the annual Farnborough Air Show. The annual event is a major market for civilian and military aircraft. Here’s a look. Pictured, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows open this year’s show.
Farnborough draws thousands of buyers and sellers during the week to hammer out lucrative billion-dollar contracts for the latest aircraft, from palm-sized drones to mega-sized passenger airlines and everything in between.
In addition to hundreds of booths and chalets on the tarmac, attendees are treated to daily aerial demonstrations. Pictured, an Airbus A380-800 glides in for a landing.
Business at Fanbrough is brisk and very high stakes. The Wall Street Journal reports that Airbus logged deals for 496 jets valued at $75.3 billion, with Boeing signing contracts worth $40.2 billion for 201 aircraft. Pictured, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (left) and Airbus X380, two of the big stars at this year’s show.
Big business draws politicians from around the world. Pictured, British prime minister David Cameron takes a tour of the cockpit of an Airbus A350.
One aircraft made news by not making an appearance: The new F-35 Lightning II, grounded after an engine fire and only recently returned to flight status. Lockheed elected not to send the aircraft to Farnborough. Pictured, U.S. defense undersecretary Frank Kendall meets the world press.
The annual event is a big draw for world media as well as amateur enthusiasts. Pictured, photographers snap pictures of an Airbus A380 during an aerial demonstration.
UP IN THE AIR: Aircraft makers put their latest and greatest models in the skies at the show each year. Pictured, a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet takes flight.
Another view of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, currently flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and a number of foreign nations.
Eurofighter's Typhoon FGR3
The Eurofighter Typhoon makes a tight turn during an aerial demonstration.
An Airbus A440M cargo aircraft comes in for a landing. The A440M is a competitor to the Boeing C-17 Globemaster flown by the U.S. Air Force.
The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is flown by the U.S. Navy.
The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer, manufactured by Finnemeccanica.
Another view of teh M-346 during its demonstration.
The T129 ATAK combat helicopter from Turkish Aerospace Industries
Commercial aircraft get a chance to prove they’re no slouches when it comes to high-performance maneuvers, something they don’t ordinarily get to do with paying passengers onboard. Pictured, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner leaps into the air.
The Dreamliner on a low-altitude pass.
An Airbus A350 takes flight above a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
An Airbus A350-900 owned by Qatar Airways
The massive Airbus A380, a competitor to Boeing's venerable 747.
Attendees snap pictures of the A380.
FLOOR SHOW: The booths on the trade show floor at Farnborough feature a cornucopia of aerospace products and services. Pictured, a flock of models at the Bombadier booth.
Models of the C Series jet at Bombadier's booth.
A model Q400 at Bombadier
Su-35 fighters at the Sukhoi booth
A selection of helmets at the Transaero booth.
Another helmet at Transaero
A Safran Silverjet aircraft engine
An edible display at the Qatar Airways chalet.
UNMANNED INVENTORY: The growing role of drone and unmanned aerial vehicles is much in evidence at Farnborough. Pictured, attendees inspect a Falco UAV at the Selex ES chalet.
AeroVironment Shrike
Drako micro-UAV
Skycap Shadow Rotor
A BQM-167A subscale aerial target drone
A model of the experimental Blended Wing Body aircraft being developed at Southhampton University.
HANDS ON: The tarmac at Fanborough is crowded with corporate chalets and a wide range of civilian and military aircraft. Pictured, a young attendee sits in the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II mock-up.
A visitor sits in the cockpit of a Eurofighter Typhoon.
Taking turns at the control of a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon.
A Eurofighter Typhoon at the BAE chalet.
A model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
An F/A-18 Super Hornet amid other planes on the tarmac.
Military helicopters on display at the Finmeccannica area.
The Airbus A400M aircraft on the tarmac.
Past, Present, and Future (clockwise from top left): A BAE Systems’ Eurofighter Typhoon, the Taranis unmanned aircraft, and the WWII-era Supermarine Spitfire, the hero of the Battle of Britain.
Misc. military aircraft on the tarmac in front of several large commercial airliners.
Textron AirLand Scorpion jet
Bombadier CRJ900
A Sukhoi Superjet 100 owned by the Mexican airline Interjet.
THE BIG BIRDS: Attendees mingle in front of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Airbus A350 XWB
The wingtip of an Airbus A350 XWB stretches hear the nose of a Airbus A380.
The tail of an Airbus A380 towers over smaller commercial aircraft.
Tradeshow executives take a break on the lawn near a pair of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft owned by Qatar Airways.
On with the Show: Planespotters watch a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taxiing out.
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