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NSA surveillance: let’s sue ‘em!

The NSA surveillance program is now in bad hands.

The National Security Agency first lied about the NSA surveillance program. They said they were running no such program. (“N-n-not w-w-wittingly.”) Now they brazenly assert they have a perfect right. So now an angry United States Senator has the perfect remedy. He wants the American people, or at least everyone with a cellular telephone, to sue the NSA and ask a judge to enjoin the NSA surveillance program for good.

New York Times: Walter Duranty Syndrome

James Risen writes for this paper. He told them what he thinks, and it is not pretty.

How does one diagnoses Walter Duranty Syndrome? A news organ publishes a report at wild variance with the facts as others understand them. When those others challenge that report, the editors hiss back, “We s-s-stand by our s-s-story!” Such an organ suffers from Walter Duranty Syndrome. That disease afflicts The New York Times. How appropriate! After all, Walter Duranty worked for The New York Times. And today, the Times has another Walter Duranty as a bureau chief.

Benghazi report: Walter Duranty redux

What difference does it make to her?

Yesterday The New York Times released another Benghazi report, in six parts. David D. Kirkpatrick wrote a book on Benghazi. This six-part Benghazi report consists of excerpts from that work. In it Kirkpatrick tries to revive the Hillary Clinton/Susan Rice narrative. He blames “The Video,” and denies that Al Qaeda operates in Libya. But this new Benghazi report brings back the ghost of another infamous writer for The New York Times: Walter Duranty.

Global warming expo stuck in ice

The Hubert Lamb CRU headquarters, center for worldwide global warming alarmism

On Monday (23 December 2013), the crew of the Russian motor vessel Akadyemik Shokolskiy sent an urgent radio message. Ice from the Antarctic had trapped the vessel. That vessel has seventy-four souls aboard, counting officers, crew and passengers. Soon the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) answered the call. But today Snow Dragon ran into a thick ice floe it could not break through. Early reports said Snow Dragon could not back out; the Chinese dispute this. But what no one mentioned, even on Fox News Channel, was what kind of expedition Akadyemik Shokolskiy was on. In fact, she was on a global warming expedition.

Mainstream media disgraceful, culpable

Useful idiots make the media of not much better use than to wrap fish.

Uninhibited speech without a doubt was thought by our founders to be integral to freedom and an oppression-free future. So they included it in the first of the 10 great Amendments. By putting special rights of the press in the First Amendment, right alongside freedom of religion, they telegraphed the importance they placed on the need for freedom of and for information. They did this not out of any particular love for those that would take to the pen or to the printing press, but to protect them, so that they could protect us.

Useful idiots in the media

James Risen writes for this paper. He told them what he thinks, and it is not pretty.

Concerning useful idiots and managed news, Josef Goebbels said something profound, something people so often forger:

Texas textbooks: the creation side

Nick Lally weighs in on the Texas textbook controversy, or why there should be one.

The Texas State Board of Education will vote this fall on new biology textbooks for government high schools in Texas. Texas schools buy more textbooks than do most States, so as goes Texas, so goes the rest of the country. Yesterday The New York Times ran a piece about a controversy about the process. Six of twenty-eight members of a panel reviewing biology textbooks are, according to that article’s headline, “creationists.”

Constitution and citizenship challenge

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

For many months now we have listened as Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and many other conservative talk show hosts banter on and on about our precious Constitution. They advertise colleges such as Hillsdale and push books espousing the need to know, understand and abide by those founding documents. That is, until members of their audience actually do.

GOP: Trojan elephant?

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.

Sarah Palin, probably out of respect for McCain, has been long silent on the marching orders she was given by the GOP during their 2008 campaign. She recently spoke out about the long list of areas she was not to discuss. Any one of which could very well have derailed the Obama Express. And now, Romney has just informed his supporters and contributors what little interest he had in becoming President. He would have quit his campaign if that great American conservative, Jeb Bush had decided to run. Now that’s commitment. Yes? Uh, no!

Passwords, please?

The government wants your password so it can bypass this dialog.

You can’t make this up. Now the government is demanding your password. Passwords for e-mail, on-line backup, social networking, you name it, the government might want it. If anyone had sent in a treatment of such a concept to producer Rod Serling, during his Twilight Zone days, that might have been too far out even for him. The problem: this isn’t in a treatment. So don’t look for any “story by” line to flash up before your eyes. This is for real.