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Public servant with 3 homes thinks rich people own too many cars and yachts; Plus: Obama returns (Sunday open thread)

Michelle Malkin - 10 hours 52 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

This Sunday open thread can be considered launched.

A few things to kick it off…

The wind-up:

And the pitch:

Notice that Bernie didn’t ask how many houses socialist “public servants” need.

Also, the people who manufacture and sell yachts and high end cars probably really appreciate Bernie’s caring for the working class so much that he’s telling the rich not to buy those things.

(h/t Hot Air)

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After a little R & R including some time partying on a yacht Bernie Sanders doesn’t think David Geffen needs, Barack Obama is re-emerging tomorrow:

Former President Barack Obama will make his first public appearance Monday, hosting an event on civic engagement on his old stomping grounds at the University of Chicago.

The event, open to the public but with limited tickets, will bring together younger leaders and students “for a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement.”

I saved the laugh line for last:

It won’t be an explicitly political event.

The former prez is taking it upon himself to train the “next generation” of leaders in the Democratic Party, which is fantastic news… for the GOP:

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Tim Kaine’s definition of “science” is more flawed than Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign strategy:

For a reminder of just how exact the “science” is from the same kinds of agenda-driven people who were delivering lectures at yesterday’s March for Science, read “The 13 most ridiculous predictions made on Earth Day 1970.” The science is so very much not settled.

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Yesterday on Earth Day, I for one was comforted in the knowledge that one of the jets flying overhead might have been a private plane shuttling Al Gore or Leo DiCaprio to an environmental event to warn how fossil fuel emissions are destroying life as we know it.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues working to make his city the safest space possible for those in the country illegally:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create a municipal identification card for people living here illegally and others sailed through the City Council on Wednesday, but not before a handful of aldermen voiced displeasure with the idea.

Emanuel, who sees the ID as a way to show he’s standing up to the federal government and President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on people living in the U.S. illegally, spoke in favor of the plan during the 40 minutes of debate that preceded the 44-4 vote.

“We are a welcoming city,” the mayor said. “Everybody here has talked about helping bring someone out of the shadows, to help them get on with their lives.”

Somebody tell Emanuel there are people in his city illegally who dream of one day opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant there and we’ll see how fast he rolls over on them.

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Does former Sen. Boxer rally want to go here? Guess so:

No thanks, ma’am — Pelosi and the rest of the Dems already gave us that for Christmas a few years ago.

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File under “When you’ve lost Vanity Fair”…

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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Earth Day horror! Bill Nye upset CNN’s panel included somebody who disagrees with him

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:58

**Written by Doug Powers

This guy wetting himself and getting his bow tie in a wad over any challenge whatsoever to his tightly held religious belief is simply hilarious:

TV personality Bill Nye criticized CNN on New Day Saturday for letting a skeptic of man-made climate change participate in a panel discussion.

“I will say, much as I love CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye contended.

Nye appeared with May Boeve of the green action group 350.org and Princeton University physics professor William Happer, who has downplayed the impact of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. So despite the two-to-one slant in favor of the environmentalists, the former PBS host wasn’t satisfied.
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Nye then retorted with his hint that CNN shouldn’t even bring on climate change skeptics. He later emphasized that “if you suppress science; if you pretend that climate change isn’t a real problem; you will fall behind other countries that do invest in science, that do invest in basic research.”

Two years ago Nye was with Obama and the pair torched some 10,000 gallons of jet fuel flying to an Earth Day event and he’s blaming Happer for not taking AGW seriously enough? What a joke:

Shorter Nye: Why isn’t that guy in jail yet?

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MSNBC’s Maddow spots REAL cause of Venezuela crises (Clue from Captain Obvious: Rhymes with ‘grump’)

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:05

**Written by Doug Powers

MSNBC has certainly managed to provide the progressive left with a narrative about the implosion in Venezuela:

I for one was shocked — No blame for climate change?

Is this even more embarrassing than Maddow’s self-inflicted beclowning on Trump’s taxes? You make the call:

“There have been weeks and weeks and weeks of rioting and violent protests,” says Maddow. “And now today, Venezuelans are enraged anew by this brand new FEC filing from the White House, which shows … while Venezuelans have been rioting in the streets, while there have been acute food shortages and medicine shortages in Venezuela.”

As Maddow continues, she does not mention the government’s socialist policies, and overreaching regulations that have lead to much of the country’s shortages of everything from food to medicine. Nor does Maddow mention the government’s seizure of businesses, including a GM car plant, that were forced to halt operations, costing thousands of jobs.

Venezuela’s state-run oil company reportedly donated (through a subsidiary) $500,000 toward Trump’s inauguration last year. That MUST be what caused all the trouble in Venezuela, because just a few years ago the country got a Triple-A economic rating from an infallible source:

Well in that case what’s going on in Venezuela right now has got to be Trump’s fault.

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Cute: ‘Old school journalists’ concerned Gayle King jeopardized MSM objectivity by partying with Obamas

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:07

**Written by Doug Powers

Among those spotted recently on billionaire David Geffen’s superyacht were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, the Obamas, Oprah Winfrey and her longtime friend Gayle King, who is a co-host of “CBS This Morning.” Supposedly there are “old-school journalists” who are concerned King’s jeopardizing their industry’s objectivity cred:

A source told Page Six on Thursday that CBS journalists are “pissed and raving mad” at King for vacationing with the Obamas while she anchors a news program that covers the White House.

“The ‘Capital J’ journalists are pissed and raving mad that she was on a yacht with the Obamas over the weekend. The old-school people were talking about it. She shouldn’t be doing that,” the source said. “She’s an anchor of a news program that covers the White House. You’re held to a different standard.”

“It’s one thing to be friendly. It’s another thing to go vacationing on a yacht,” the source added.

In particular, veteran journalist Charlie Rose, King’s co-anchor on “CBS This Morning,” was unhappy with King galavanting with the former first couple in French Polynesia.

“Charlie wasn’t pleased. I thought he and Gayle got along, but when things like this happen, it makes the show look bad,” the source told Page Six.

Anybody want to tell them there’s not much objectivity cred left in the MSM to jeopardize? If there’s any “old school journalist” anger directed at King might have less to do with her partying with the Obamas and more to do with the fact they weren’t invited.

**Written by Doug Powers

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**Speak your mind in Howard Dean’s First Amendment seminar (**Restrictions apply)

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:10

**Written by Doug Powers

Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean apparently backs those who don’t think Ann Coulter should speak at Berkeley (supposed birthplace of the free speech movement turned safe space harbor for snowflakes disaffected by same). Why? Well, it’s a matter of constitutional interpretation:

Squint hard at the Constitution and it’s right there in fine print under the First Amendment disclaimer “*except for the stuff Howard Dean disagrees with.”

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DNC version of ‘Where’s Waldo’? Try and find the ‘unity’ in the Dems’ ‘unity tour’

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:22

**Written by Doug Powers

The Dems’ “unity tour” — not unlike how Hillary Clinton’s premature mid-2016 victory lap around the U.S. (with the exception of certain swing states) ended up being short on victory — is missing some “unity”:

The DNC’s unity tour this week, headlined jointly by party Chairman Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has gotten off to a rocky start.
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When the leader of the Maine Young Democrats asked the crowd what brought them to the rally, the audience erupted in “Bernie” cheers.

The leader followed up by asking, “Maybe you came through because you are curious about the new DNC chairman and the future of Democratic politics?” — and the crowd cut her off with boos.

Things moved downhill quickly from there.

Bask in the unity:

Bathe in the unity:

Be cleansed by the unity:

The addition of an anti-abortion Nebraska mayoral candidate to a Democratic National Committee “unity tour” sparked blowback from the left on Thursday.

Democrat Heath Mello, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate for mayor of Omaha, is scheduled to appear with Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the DNC’s new deputy chair, at a sold-out rally on Thursday.
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“The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women — one of the most critical constituencies for the party — of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

An emergency expansion is being done on the “basket of deplorables” as we speak, in the name of DNC “unity.”

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Team Clinton’s search for which ex-staffers told journos why Hillary wasn’t 50 points ahead reportedly escalates

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 09:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Hillary’s search to find out why she wasn’t 50 points ahead and how those things ended up in a book is ongoing:

There is a witch hunt under way among Clinton’s presidential campaign staffers after the release of the autopsy book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.

We’re told the details in the book, which depicts the campaign as inept, “could only have come from someone in the inner circle.” Dennis Cheng, the finance director of Clinton’s presidential campaign, has been sending out messages to determine where the leaks came from.

One source said, “The knives are out to find the people who spoke about the campaign to the authors of this book. Dennis has been texting prominent campaign staffers, asking who talked. He’s on a witch hunt to find out who talked to save their own skin, throwing Hillary and her campaign manager Robby Mook under the bus.”

Gosh, it’s sounding less and less like Russia had much to do with Clinton’s loss, but Hillary’s still not searching for the reason in the right place: A mirror.

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The culprit Hillary’s looking for is probably not Huma Abedin, because she might want to keep that valuable information to herself for the time being:

The book, “Weiner’d to Death: How the Hopes and Dreams of a LOT of People Were Dashed,” could be released later this year.

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Hold your breath! The Nation spots even MORE problems for Syrians to deal with

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 18:29

**Written by Doug Powers

The news just keeps getting worse. Al Gore, where are you?

In other words: “Yeah, that was horrible, but also think before you exhale, science deniers!”

It contains this passage:

In 2016, as with the previous two years, the world put 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. CO2 is a deadly greenhouse gas that turned Venus into a torrid hellhole hot enough to melt lead.

Buried lede: Apparently there was a capitalist-induced industrial revolution on Venus that caused that planet’s problem — and we’re next!

Also, if you bet that the word “Frankendrought” would appear in the article, go to the window and collect your winnings.

(h/t Junk Science)

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Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:53

Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton?

Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July.

Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”

Welcome to the liberal media’s manufacturing of “cool.” Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children’s nepotistic privileges champion the “refreshingly outspoken” daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a “Lifetime Impact” award from Variety on Friday for her “humanitarian work.”

The honor comes during the same week that the Clinton Global Initiative cash machine officially shut down. Among the generous “humanitarian” projects of CGI’s parent, the Clinton Foundation: chipping in a reported $3 million for Chelsea’s wedding to another heir of Democratic corruptocrats, Marc Mezvinsky — the newly jobless former hedge fund manager and son of convicted fraudster Edward Mezvinsky, a former Democratic congressman from Iowa.

Remember: The Clintons’ own inner circle lambasted Chelsea’s hubby for exploiting the Clinton Foundation and CGI to prop up his now-defunct hedge fund. The duo also siphoned off charitable donations to pay for “taxes on money from her parents” and expenses racked up to subsidize her “life for a decade,” according to longtime Clinton aide Doug Band.

But I digress from the Cult of Chelsea Coolness. Shake those pompoms, propaganda media:

The New York Times lauded “Chelsea Clinton, Unbound,” applauded her “confrontational tweeting” against President Trump and interviewed her about books for a series featuring successful authors — after her most recent ghostwritten opus on global health care flopped like those famous Filipino divers on YouTube.

BuzzFeed and The Hill cover Chelsea as if she were a Kardashian. Politico also cooed over Chelsea’s new “spicy, sarcastic online personality” on Twitter. Then the Beltway publication hailed her upcoming children’s book, which opportunistically cribs left-wing feminist Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s cri de coeur, “She Persisted.”

The Huffington Post breathlessly reported on Chelsea’s brave thoughts about breast-feeding and menstruation. She boldly asserted in a wellness article that we all need to “support” breast-feeding women and menstruating girls “by talking candidly” about them. OK then. Prepare the Nobel Prize nomination, stat!

Insipid platitudes deserve eye rolls, not gala celebrations. What independent “power of women” has Chelsea Clinton exercised, other than inheriting her father’s name and what’s left of her two-time-losing mother’s political cache?

“Lifetime achievement”? She skated through college and pulled family strings to secure her short-lived, high-priced jobs in management consulting and media.

Those who know Chelsea Clinton best see her for what she is: a “spoiled brat,” to quote Doug Band.

She is Bill Clinton without the charm, Hillary Clinton without the ruthlessness and full Billary in her bottomless well of inflated entitlement and ideological hackery.

The ineluctable drive to prop up Chelsea Clinton is textbook fake news. The only constituency rooting for her to run for political office is the Hollywood-media complex, which is desperately trying to squeeze blood from a rotten turnip.

How uncool is that?

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Motive sure to stump many after several people killed in Fresno by suspect who hated ‘white devils’ and shouted ‘Allahu akbar’

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:28

**Written by Doug Powers

Awful news out of Fresno, Calif. on Tuesday:

A Fresno man known for advocating black separatism and making militant comments on social media shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities and uttering the phrase, “Allahu akbar,” according to the Fresno Police Department.

The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The FBI has been notified of the shooting deaths.

Dyer said the victims were white men, and two of the men were clients of a local Catholic charity. They were leaving that building and shot nearby, he said. Muhammad is black.

Muhammad is suspected of killing another person earlier in the day.

As you might expect, the motive of the suspect with a dislike of “white devils” who police say shouted “Allahu akbar” could take some time for many to untangle:

Somewhere, former AG Loretta Lynch is totally stumped and John Kerry’s wishing he was still at the State Department to pin the blame on air conditioning.

The Associated Press took it upon themselves to do a little spin job on the suspect’s words:

Thanks for the translation. The AP would have tweeted that the suspect yelled “Allahu akbar” but they weren’t positive he didn’t say “All of you look there’s a stocked bar!”

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Hillary Clinton reportedly apologized to Obama after the election (for WHAT?)

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:59

**Written by Doug Powers

Now’s about the time the “inside stories” about election night 2016 emerge. Here’s one:

The book revealed that Hillary Clinton “softly” apologized to then-President Obama on the election night after he called to urge her to concede, according to a Washington Post book review.

According to Allen and Parnes, Obama pressured Clinton to concede first through White House political director David Simas, who called Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook.

“POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” Simas said.

When Clinton continued to wait, Obama called her himself to urge her to concede. He then repeated the message to Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

“You need to concede,” Obama said.

Clinton then conceded to Trump over the phone, saying, “congratulations Donald.” Just a short time later Obama was back on the phone with Clinton.

“Mr. President,” Clinton said. “I’m sorry.”

I’m a little confused… why would Hillary have apologized to Obama if it was all Russia’s fault?

Furthermore it all would have had to happen on Obama’s watch, and Hillary apologized to him? The discrepancies are obviously more palatable to Clinton and the DNC than the simple reality of it all.

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Sweatin’ to the Totalitarian Oldies: Olympian/MP candidate lauds 2 national anti-obesity paragons

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:56

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s an athlete and aspiring British politician with a “glass is half full” attitude. The downsides to living under a totalitarian regime — forced labor camps, brutal oppression, scarcity, unannounced visits from Sean Penn — are obvious, but the visionary can spot and appreciate an upside: You lose a few pounds:

Olympic champion James Cracknell has fired the starting gun on his bid to become an MP – but his race has started shakily after he praised North Korea’s approach to tackling obesity.

A UN report released last month revealed damning statistics showing nearly half its population is going hungry due to food shortages.

But, appearing on Sky News, the two-time rowing gold medallist – who wants to run for Parliament to get Britain fitter – listed North Korea and Cuba as the only two countries in the world to have a ‘handle on obesity.’

‘If you think of the two countries that have a handle on obesity, what do you think they are?

Anchor Sarah-Jane Mee replied: ‘Do you know what? I’m stumped there, I don’t know.’

‘North Korea and Cuba,’ Cracknell replies. ‘They’re quite controlling on behavioural trends. It’ll have to be worked and you’ll have to get people to buy into it

Regular people don’t really “buy into” communism — well, not many anyway:

When you look at Kim Jong-un the first thing you think is “anti-obesity fitness guru.” As for Cuba, the only thing Cracknell’s opinion is missing for full ironic effect is a big thumbs-up from Castro brothers superfan Michael Moore.

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Perfect: Leader of anti-Trump secession effort in California gives up to live in Russia

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 21:59

**Written by Doug Powers

CalExit effort, dasvidaniya!

The leader of California secession campaign has decided that he would like to live in Russia permanently, and is therefore abandoning his efforts to make the Golden State its own country.

In a lengthy statement Monday, Louis Marinelli, president of the separatist group Yes California, announced he was withdrawing his petition for a referendum on secession. Instead, he plans to apply to be a live permanently in Russia, where he currently resides.

“I have found in Russia a new happiness, a life without the albatross of frustration and resentment towards ones’ homeland, and a future detached from the partisan divisions and animosity that has thus far engulfed my entire adult life,” Marinelli wrote. “Consequently, if the people of Russia would be so kind as to welcome me here on a permanent basis, I intend to make Russia my new home.”
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It’s a blow to Marinelli’s organization, which rose to prominence after President Trump’s win in November, when its proposal of a so-called “Calexit” carried at least some appeal for many of the state’s liberal voters. Organizers had until July of this year to collect more than half a million signatures to get the issue on the state ballot in 2018.

This is all just so ironic it’s hard to believe it’s not a new Sacha Baron Cohen gag:

The leader of the Calexit campaign, Louis Marinelli, just announced he's settling in Russia permanently & withdrawing his ballot petition. pic.twitter.com/zHwtUjcm5p

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) April 17, 2017

CalExit-supporting progressives will now have to somehow manage to turn the state into Russia while remaining dependent on the U.S. federal government for grants and aid, all while insisting Trump’s an illegitimate president because of Putin, the man their founder could be joining for horseback rides at Cape Idokopas soon.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Dueling Headlines, ‘1-year anniversary of NY’s $15/hr minimum wage law’ edition

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 16:17

**Written by Doug Powers

The wind-up, from about one year ago featuring a proud New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

And the pitch, this week:

Stories like this won’t become far more prevalent everywhere in part due to the “Fight for $15 or preferably a lot more” crowd, will they? NAH!

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EPA bureaucrats’ fitness to battle climate change takes another hit as Scott Pruitt axes redundant gym memberships

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:34

**Written by Doug Powers

We’ll have to wait and see how the MSM spins this into a “Mother Earth hardest hit” kind of a story, but I’m sure they’ll find a way:

Pruitt was on “Fox and Friends,” where he was asked about documents released Wednesday that show EPA employees spent more than $15,000 on gym memberships outside of the free services they were already being given.

“Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that,” Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying “it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships,” which “were rather expensive.”

“It was something that needed to end.”

The gym payments were disclosed by the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform. A receipt from the purchase showed that the EPA office on the campus of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas had charged $14,799.63 one year ago to buy 37 “1 Year Super Sport” packages at 24 Hour Fitness.

The gym memberships were bought although the EPA employees have access to the university’s fitness accommodations.

To repeat: The memberships were purchased even though the agency already had free access to the gym. The purchases were apparently made by the EPA’s “Department of Redundant Procurement Department.” The working philosophy at the EPA under Obama admin leadership was that you can never be in too good a shape when it comes to battling man-made climate change!

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A few reactions to MOAB being dropped that might make you want to go off the grid and start an Alapaca farm

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:04

**Written by Doug Powers

The “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” bomb being dropped on ISIS caves Afghanistan caused a tear in the space-time continuum on Thursday, which sent the universe tumbling to a violent end. At least that’s what it seemed like from reading some outlets.

Here are five scorching hot takes I ran across after news of the MOAB hit the wires, and this list is not comprehensive:

1) USA Today was desperately trying to link the MOAB with the Hiroshima bomb:

That graphic’s pretty scary if you don’t read the “explosive yield” part (which they initially got way wrong).

2) The “distraction” angle was a big one:

Previous comment is Hillary Clinton-approved.

3) MoveOn.org assumed that A) One of the bombs cost $300 million, and B) It was used to bomb schools and hospitals in Afghanistan:

Did the Left play the “hey, we could have funded ______ instead” with the pallet of cash Team Obama sent to the world’s #1 state sponsor of terror Iran?

4) The Los Angeles Times initially reported it was “not immediately clear” why a bomb of this magnitude was used on a group of terrorists a certain former president once dubbed the “JV squad”:

Maybe Captain Obvious would like to take a crack at answering that for them.

5) Last but not least, an education consultant who writes for “Inside Higher Ed,” emphasis on “high” apparently:

Job offers from Mother Jones and MSNBC incoming!

Update:

6)


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Not the Onion: ‘Researchers’ find reason to dislike babies

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Take a deep breath, and proceed:

Have you ever looked at a baby and just admired the pure innocence of human life in its earliest stages? Well knock it off because that kid might already hate you!

Surprisingly enough that “study” was not commissioned by NARAL and Planned Parenthood.

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Animal magnitude: Mexican study concludes Trump’s border plan would be catastrophic for wildlife

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 18:26

**Written by Doug Powers

In case the open borders crowd feels they’re losing the argument, they can now turn discussion about the “wall” into an “animal rights” debate:

A study by Mexico’s top university has revealed that at least 800 species of wildlife will be adversely affected by President Trump’s planned 2,000-mile border wall with Mexico.

Research published by ecologists from the Mexican National Autonomous University has shown that an impassable physical barrier placed into ecosystems inhabited by jaguars, black bears and bighorn sheep will so disrupt patterns of migration as to cause a “natural catastrophe.”

“The U.S.-Mexico border is made up of mountains, jungle, coastline and many other diverse ecosystems,” Professor Gerardo Ceballos, who led the investigation published last week, told Fox News. “Wildlife has populated these regions for millions of years, and has always had freedom of movement to hunt, reproduce and migrate. To make these animals suffer as a result of man’s political agenda is entirely immoral.”

If they’re interested in helping animals maybe they should start by publishing warnings about leftist “environmentalist” protest sites.

I laughed at the NY Post’s take:

I’m guessing an eagle could figure out a way to get over a fence, but maybe I’ve got too much confidence in nature.

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Who’s unsafe on campus?

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:55

Who’s unsafe on campus?
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Springtime may be in bloom, but snowflakes never go out of season at America’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Quivering students at the University of Notre Dame launched a protest last week against the school’s decision to invite Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker. Activist Imanne Mondane told the campus newspaper that she and her peers felt “unsafe” and threatened by “someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”

In other words: The mere presence of a public official whose policy positions veer from acceptable left-wing norms is a public safety hazard.

At Wichita State University, the student government voted to refuse official recognition of the libertarian Young Americans for Liberty group because it supports — gasp! — the First Amendment. Since other chapters of the group across the country have invited controversial conservative speakers to their campuses, the Kansas safe-spacers argued, it would be “dangerous” to allow them to operate in Kansas.

And at Duquesne University, students have now declared that welcoming a Chick-fil-A on campus would put their “safe place” at “risk” because the founders of the fast-food company defended traditional marriage.

What the cluck? These millennial chicken littles have grown softer than the insides of waffle fries.

While they hype the existential dangers of exposure to discomfiting ideological dissent, the bubble-wrapped brigade ignores the real menaces in the academy.

Take vengeful Fresno State professor Lars Maischak. He’s been on the loose on social media, tweeting earlier this year that “Trump must hang.” Just to be clear, he added: “The sooner and the higher, the better.” In retaliation the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Maischak proclaimed, “two Republicans” should be “executed” for “each deported immigrant.”

Using the hashtag “#TheResistance,” Maischak tweeted: “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?”

The unhinged academic also tweeted a photo of a bullet with the caption: “Finally discovered! A cure for racism. Take one, administered straight to the cranium.”

I can’t say “lock and load” or do the “Charlie’s Angels” finger gun pose without being accused of inciting violence. But this assassination-obsessed loon can tweet his twisted heart out on Twitter with impunity. (Where’s that Twitter Safety Council when you need it?) Of course, Maischak denies harboring any hatred and claims he’s the innocent target of a “digital lynch-mob.”

Meanwhile, real mobs set fire to U.C. Berkeley to protest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, injured a professor at Middlebury College while hounding conservative speaker Charles Murray off campus, and assaulted conservative speaker and Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes at New York University.

As Manhattan Institute scholar and “The War on Cops” author Heather MacDonald recounted in City Journal, she became “the target of such silencing tactics two days in a row last week” at Claremont McKenna College and UCLA. Baying protesters chanted, “We are here to shut down the f—ing fascist” and “From Oakland to Greece, f— the police.” She was forced to livestream her talk from an empty room while agitators pounded on the windows outside. Then she was whisked away in an unmarked Claremont Police Department van.

Who’s unsafe on campus? The social justice mobsters play victim but wield bloodied brass knuckles in the ivory tower against any and all who threaten their orthodoxy and power.

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Suck it, Electoral College! Planned Parenthood proclaims Hillary Clinton a ‘Champion of the Century’

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 22:46

**Written by Doug Powers

During the last election cycle, Planned Parenthood dropped tens of millions of dollars in order to elect Democrats because if that didn’t happen they’d need to fight for taxpayer funding harder than ever. Their efforts turned out to be a helluva self-fulfilling prophecy, but now PP has to give Hillary Clinton some sort of accolade for the kinda-sorta effort. Here she goes:

The nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, announced last week that at their centennial gala in May, they will be honoring Hillary Clinton with the “Champion of the Century Award” for “her 40 years of service to women and girls in this country.”

This is not the first time Hillary Clinton has received an award from the abortion giant. In 2014 as Secretary of State, Clinton received the organization’s “highest honor, the PPFA Margaret Sanger Award,” for “her unwavering support of women’s health and rights throughout her public service career.”

Clinton called that award a “great privilege,” saying, “the overarching mission of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the cause of reproductive freedom that you continue to advance today is as relevant in our world now as it was 100 years ago.”

Planned Parenthood offers the award in no small part due to Hillary’s lifelong commitment to irony:

A hanging scroll wouldn’t provide enough space on which to write all the disclaimers to that.

**Written by Doug Powers

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