Iranian and Western diplomats said nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will be extended until July 1, 2015.
The diplomats spoke in Vienna on the final day of the group’s self-imposed, year-long period to agree on a comprehensive deal to ensure Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful.
They said they will work toward a framework agreement by March 1, outlining progress made and identifying points still be to be resolved. A final deal would be reached by July 1.
Talks are expected to resume before the end of this year, though it was not clear when or where they would be held. This would be the second extension, after an original, six-month deadline expired in July.
Well, now we know why Chuck Hagel absolutely, positively had to conclude that his service to the country was finished this morning. The Easter Island Head in charge of State has been floundering on the diplomatic front so badly that Republicans might soon miss Hillary Clinton. Nothing says, “We want to thwart your nuclear ambitions,” like giving more time to the potentially dangerous party.
There is no real evidence that Kerry and our allies will get what we want from these negotiations, so the administration better appoint another Republican that they can fire next summer.
PJTV’s Michelle Fields strikes again. She went to the National Mall in Washington to quiz self-described environmentalists on whether global warming or global cooling is the problem. Take a look.
President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the National Security Agency pledged on Tuesday to look for ways to build confidence in the beleaguered spy agency and, in a possible shift, stopped short of calling former contractor Edward Snowden a traitor.
Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, now the Navy’s top cyber warrior, was cautious during often terse exchanges at a Senate hearing on his confirmation to also lead the U.S. Cyber Command that saw critics and supporters prod him about the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, a program exposed by Snowden.
Rogers spoke about the need for NSA transparency and accountability.
Spy agencies are always eager to pay lip service to pleasing the public when they’ve been caught with their little spy hands in the privacy cookie jar. And exactly what does greater transparency from a spy agency look like? There’s a fine line between one that does whatever it needs to in order to keep the bad guys at bay and an Orwellian nightmare that is archiving video footage of every shower you take.
“No, that’s not a loofah but thanks for keeping that dude from blowing up my office.“
If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel’s interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday’s All Things Considered.
The topic was the poverty-level wages paid to bank tellers and other employees in the bottom half of the banking industry. Siegel reminded listeners that U.S. taxpayers bailed out the financial industry when many of the nation’s largest banks teetered on the brink of collapse. He also pointed out that despite the taxpayer subsidies, Wall Street banks nevertheless paid their top executives huge salaries and bonuses.
Then Siegel asked Flaherty about a new study conducted by economists at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center on behalf of a group called the Committee for Better Banks. Flaherty explained that in New York state, one out of three bank tellers are receiving some form of public assistance — such as food stamps and Medicaid — because their wages are so low. Siegel asked Flaherty: “How much do, say, bank tellers in New York City make?” Flaherty responded: “So on average, they make around $11 an hour, which yearly comes out to about $14,000 a year.”
“That’s very tough to live with in New York City,” Siegel responded. “You might be able to make ends meet, though, in some other parts of the country on that.”
It is at this point that it becomes clear that Robert Siegel is totally out of touch with the realities of living in America.
So, NPR isn’t biased because Robert Siegel is ignorant of life beyond his Manhattan/D.C. frame of reference? Actually, being part of the Manhattan/Beltway media bubble pretty much defines liberal bias. It most certainly doesn’t discount it.
This is what passes for logic on the left. One guy didn’t get his groupthink talking points correct so it proves that an entire network isn’t biased. If the writer had said the fact that Siegel was wearing a yellow tie yesterday proved lack of bias it would have made as much sense.
For the record, NPR is quite biased.
This advertisement is currently running in New York’s subway system. New Yorkers’ tax dollars are paying for it.
It’s part of a program launched by the New York Health Department back in February, aimed at reducing tooth decay to keep the city’s kids in school more. UPI reported on the program at the time of its launch.
Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City’s health commissioner, said tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease yet it is largely preventable. In New York City, more than a third of third-grade children have untreated tooth decay and 55 percent of third-graders have had a cavity.
Untreated tooth decay can cause pain, infection, difficulty eating and speaking and reduced self-esteem due to appearance.
This new campaign educates the public of the risk factors for tooth decay and gives parents and caregivers of young children tips to help prevent tooth decay, Farley said.
One of those tips, apparently, is telling moms not to suck on your baby’s pacifier. What mom does this?
No word on whether, if the ads don’t do the trick, Bloomberg and his Health Department will just make an ordinance to ban pacifiers and food sharing.
Recent Bloomberg NY Health Department campaigns that tell people what to do in their private lives include making breast feeding mandatory, and banning large sugary drinks. The latter has been overturned in court and is now being appealed.
SXSW Monday: I’m here today to check more sessions and events out. Most that I’m interested in are in the afternoon. In the morning, a man needs his coffee, and as I’m walking from my parked car — wherever that is, somewhere blocks away from the action — to the convention center, a man asks me out of the clear blue sky “Hey, would you like some free coffee?”
Um, yeah. I would. Very much. He ushers me over to this trailer, which it turns out belongs to GE.
Those two white arms are robots. The barista attaches a syringe to to what, I guess, is its hand. The syringe is full of condensed coffee. She doesn’t start you on a coffee IV, which is a pity.
They snap a photo of you, or a logo that you’re wearing or have handy.
I happened to be wearing my PJTV shirt…
So, after a few seconds, the robot gets the image and passably writes it onto the foam on top of the coffee.
Thanks to Vivian at RetailMeNot for letting me snap pics while the robot was making her coffee. Click on the next page to see the holographic tour guide.
Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Obama’s ‘Unconscionable Falsehoods,’ Talks About His Perfect Hair with Andrea Tantaros
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. He appeared on the Andrea Tantaros Show today. The senator eviscerated President Obama’s SOTU, sympathized with Sen. Marco Rubio’s dry mouth problem, and also talked about the Tea Party. Stick around for the end of the interview to find out whether that spectacular hair is really his.
The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced by the Fox and Rice Experience.
This is yet another response to the Gayle Trotter testimony given on Capitol Hill this week. As is always the case when liberal men write or talk about conservative women, he’s a dismissive, condescending jerk. He also thinks he’s clever with statistics:
What gun advocates say is that we all need to put ourselves and our families in danger to prepare for the home invasion that is the equivalent of being struck by lightning. According to the FBI, in the entire country in 2011 there were just 201 justifiable homicides committed with guns by private citizens. There are over 300 million guns in America, which means that about 1 out of every 1.5 million guns was actually used for lethal self-defense. According to the National Weather Service, your chance of being hit by lightning this year is a mere 1 in 1 million.
Of course, air travel is statistically the safest way of getting around but that doesn’t change the fact that the dead people in an airline disaster are still dead and aren’t comforted much by the fact that they’re at the statistical low end of things.
He’s also referring to “lethal self-defense”, ignoring the deterrent power of being armed and having predators aware of it. Ultimately, what’s most important is the fact that everyone of those statistical anomalies who had their lives saved by a gun is quite happy that they had prepared for that “lightning strike”.
- Chuck Hagel Humiliates Chuck Schumer: Obama’s ‘Good Jews’ Revisited, by Roger L Simon. And what about Messrs. Dershowitz and Koch? How will they react to yesterday’s farce?
- Ten Years After Columbia, by Rand Simberg. A moment by moment review of how the Columbia space shuttle fell apart high above the western United States.
- Hagel Confirmation Hearing: The Mother of All Bombs, by Bridget Johnson. The would-be Defense secretary fumbled and bumbled his way through questions about budget, administration policy, and his rhetorical minefields. ALSO: CIA nominee didn’t review CIA report.
- Hey, Jews, the Joke’s on You! By Andrew Klavan. Ladies and gentlemen, the comedy stylings of Mr. Chuck Hagel.
- Can the GOP Find a Path Forward? By Rich Baehr. Republicans are in better shape than Democrats were following their 2004 debacle.
- PJTV’s Afterburner: What Difference Does It Make? (Video), by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Misfire: Joe Biden’s ‘Shotgun vs. Rifle’ Comments, by Howard Nemerov. Another falsehood is fair game for gun-control advocates.
- The Distinction Between Sin and Crime, by Walter Hudson. Should unholiness be illegal?
- Switching Sides — A Speech, by Roger L Simon. Turning right at Hollywood & Vine.
- Allen West: Fiscal Economic Freedom Crucial for the Next Generation (Video), by Next Generation. Click to watch video.
- Register … or Rebel: How Many New Yorkers Will Defy New Law? By Bob Owens. Already, signs that Governor Cuomo and his allies underestimated the pushback.
- Dear Sister Wives Star Kody Brown: Love Should Be Exclusive, not Divided, by Paula Bolyard. The truth about polygamy.
- Hey, Parents: Meet Neo-Soviet NYU, Princeton Professor Steven Cohen, by Kim Zigfeld. Vladimir Putin has a great supporter within U.S. higher education.
- 4 Rules For a More Grown-Up Cable News Culture, by Kathy Shaidle. How to fix that cannibalistic, corrosive drone known as cable news? Toss out that old Rolodex, for one thing.
- Schumer, Hagel, and Obama’s ‘Good Jews,’ by Roger L Simon. The game is rigged, courtesy of Schumer, Axelrod, Lew, Rahm, Dershowitz and Koch.
- Israel’s Choices and America’s Failure, by David P. Goldman. In 167, LBJ was genuinely sympathetic to Israel. In contrast, Obama has nothing to lose but his illusions.
- Not Quite 2009: Inauguration Crowds Smaller, But Still Leave Their Mark, by Fallon Forbush. From Obama condoms to Code Pink, chilly DC streets saw a dash of everything in the crowds that gathered.
- What Was the Meaning of President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address? By Ron Radosh. The tactic: suggest a goal we all agree with, then posit leftism as the only way to get there.
- Obama’s Second Inaugural and The Party Line, by Andrew Klavan. The new play by Roger L. Simon and Sheryl Longin is a disheartening reminder of an aspect of human nature that has haunted me for many years and that has reached an apotheosis with Obama’s re-election. Also see: Full Text: Obama’s Second Inaugural Address.
- Doomsday Preppers Week 9: In the Hurt Locker, by Bob Owens. Are the show’s experts biased against those who don’t spend oodles of money on their preparations?
- Video: Getting to Know Next Generation Correspondent Michelle Fields, by Next Generation. Michelle is a correspondent for our new Next Generation initiative.
- The ‘Tom Thumb’ Presidency, by Rick Moran. A small man, with little or no imagination, pushing small ideas and trying to pass them off as transformational changes.
- The Continuing Stalinist Delusions of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, by Ron Radosh. A final assessment of their Showtime “history” series.
- The Police State, Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You, by Roger Kimball. Arbitrariness, not necessarily severity, distinguishes totalitarian from law-abiding nations.
White House on Egyptian President’s Jew-Hatred: He Didn’t Mean It, by Barry Rubin. Did the Muslim Brotherhood mean it the other hundreds of times, Jay Carney?
- Did Holder’s Department Drive an Internet Pioneer to His Death? By Bridget Johnson. Cornyn has questions — lots of them — for the attorney general. Issa is investigating. And one Dem warns it could happen to someone else.
- A Tsunami of Seniors: The Crisis Begins In 2026 When The First Baby Boomers Turn 80, by Myra Adams. Boomers living into their 80’s, 90’s and 100’s means a severe shortage of facilities and the skilled manpower needed to care for us.
- Nothing, and Maybe Worse: A President’s Nonsensical Gun Proposals, by John Rosenberg. He knows not what he speaks.
- Does ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Actually Result in Gun Crime? By Clayton E. Cramer. Statistics do not point to criminals using this tactic.
- Next Generation Today Preview: New Gun Laws and the Safety of Young Americans, by Next Generation. Allen West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips analyze the mainstream media’s push for new legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
- Standing Up for Our Future, by Allen B. West. Former Congressman Allen West joins PJ Media to lead our Next Generation programming. Visit http://NextGeneration.TV, and sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay informed on our work to preserve the American dream for future generations.
- Political Change — Revisited, by Roger L Simon. How do you change someone so successful in LA, DC, or the MSM, someone who has wealth and power while feeling so inordinately good about him or herself?
- The War Rages, The White House Ducks, Death Abounds, by Michael Ledeen. Maybe some Senator has the gravitas to ask Messrs Kerry, Hagel and Brennan about these matters.
- On Civil Disobedience, Then and Now,by Michael Walsh. That Texas Republican who’s threatening legislation to jail any gun-grabbin’ federales in the Lone Star State actually has history on his side.
- The Imaginary Rabbi and the Dead End Kid: Another Evening with Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla, by Kathy Shaidle. The talk radio titan and standup comedy king keep the show going.
- Will Obama’s Gun Package Include Bypassing Congress on ATF Director? By Bridget Johnson. Gun-control advocates including Bloomberg are urging a recess appointment for the nomination that’s long been stalled in the Senate.
- A Parable of a Broken Bully, by Bryan Preston. Are we depriving boys of the chance to become men?
- With Mass Murderers, a Different Profile, by Neo-Neocon. These killers generally come from intact homes.
- WI School Teaches Diversity Course on ‘White Privilege,’ by Rick Moran. Is there any value in teaching a class about white “oppression?”
- 2013: The Year To Strike a Blow Against Climate Alarmism, by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris. The next UN climate report will be released this year. Be prepared to refute it.
- Instavision on PJTV: The Singularity: Will Technological Innovation Doom Our Species? By PJTV. Click to watch Glenn Reynolds’ newest video.
- Notes from Atlantis, by Ed Driscoll. Sir Kenneth Clark’s 1969 video history of civilization, from the perspective of a civilization that’s now already history.
- Doomsday Preppers Week 8: Of Castles and Kings, by Bob Owens. The worst part of the “Brent experience” was watching him attempt to train his kids how to shoot.
- Leftism and the Dangers of Modernity, by Michael Widlanski. The futile quest to save us from ourselves.
- Public Highlights Mass Murders, Ignores Most Murders: Racism? By Clayton E. Cramer. Cornel West’s assertion is as simplistic as that of gun control advocates.
- The Worldwide Evolution of Life Expectancy, by Theodore Dalrymple. Life expectancy in Angola, Ethiopia, Niger and Rwanda has increased by 10-15 years since 1990.
- Interview: The History of Epiphone Guitars, by Ed Driscoll. Veteran Gibson historian Walter Carter discusses his latest title, The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
- Obama Authorized U.S. Participation in Botched French Somalia Mission, by Bridget Johnson. U.S. combat aircraft entered Somali airspace in the Friday operation, “in furtherance of U.S. national security interests.”
- Piers Morgan, Filleted, by Roger Kimball. This is CNN, where the Constitution = “Your little book.”
- A Review of David Solway’s The Boxthorn Tree, by P. David Hornik. A masterful look at Israel’s history and current dilemmas.
- GOP: Please Don’t Jump, by Robert Zubrin. Better to take the deal on middle class tax cuts now and work for something better later.
- PJTV’s Poliwood: Roger L. Simon Discusses His New Play, The Party Line, by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Lost in Washington? The Disappearing Director-General of UNESCO, by Claudia Rosett. What’s UNESCO’s Irina Bokova doing in D.C. that’s so fluid and secret?
- Evil Is to Blame, by J. Christian Adams. A culture that values goodness is a necessary prerequisite to discouraging evil.
- 5 Secret Conservative Messages Hidden in Angry Birds, by Andrew Klavan. No, I’m not just goofing off with the most addictive game of all time.
- Obama’s Tax Cuts: The Sucker at the Table, by Oleg Atbashian. Your future for a narrative.
- At Least 26 Fatalities in Connecticut School Shooting, by Bryan Preston. Including children.
- Thoughts on the Newtown Shootings, by Roger Kimball. If you want peace — and/or domestic tranquility — prepare for war. Related: “Liberals Predictably Call for Gun Control,” Bryan Preston notes at the Tatler.
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Chore, by John Boot. Stretching out a simple children’s story into three epics?
- Taken in Syria: The Quest to Find Austin Tice, by Bridget Johnson. Four months after this Marine-turned-journalist disappeared, clues point to Assad and the family tries to get help from Washington. And sources believe Austin is still alive.
- Bill Whittle Interviews Roger L. Simon and Sheryl Longin on The Party Line, by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- War’s Paradoxes: Pearl Harbor, the Russian Front, and the 38th Parallel, by Victor Davis Hanson. Oftentimes, hindsight is not 20/20.
- The Ground Zero Mosque and Media Sleight of Hand, by Robert Spencer. This was a case of a defeated side declaring victory and getting out, a la Vietnam.
- Obama Embraces ‘Gangnam Style’ Anti-Americanism, by Rick Moran. Being anti-American is hip again.
- Putin Expels Foreign Reporter from Siberia, by Kim Zigfeld. Again, the regime stifles criticism.
- Obama’s Russia Policy: Submission, by Manda Zand Ervin. Putin openly acts against U.S. interests; Obama pretends all is well.
- On Cuba Coverage, Mainstream Media Shamed by … Al-Jazeera, by Ron Radosh. How the state security forces carry out repression of the civilian populace on the Castro brothers’ prison island.
- HSBC: ‘The Preferred Financial Institution for Drug Cartels and Money-Launderers,’ by Ed Driscoll. The above quote comes from the US Justice Department. Though not exactly Fast and/or Furiously.
- Palestinians Win Their ‘Venomous’ Status Upgrade at the UN, by Bridget Johnson. Congress unleashes punitive responses, the White House is quiet, and Susan Rice acts mad.
- PJTV’s Instavision: Read My Lips: Why The ‘No-Tax-Hike’ Pledge IS an IQ Test for Republicans, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds. Click to watch video.
- Stay Hungry, Honey Boo Boo, by Michael Walsh. Americans don’t like plutocrats in the White House; they want to elect men for whom losing means losing everything.
- Meanwhile, UNESCO Chief Is Romancing Cuban Education, by Claudia Rosett. For UNESCO’s Irina Bokova, it appears that the paragon of education in Latin America is Communist Cuba.
- Doomsday Preppers Week 3: Child Abuse, by Bob Owens. This episode made me ill to watch.
- Governor Mike Huckabee Sings the Praises of Oliver Stone, by Ron Radosh. A simple question: Why?
- Rob Long, James Lileks, and Roman Genn, from the 2012 National Review Cruise, by Ed Driscoll. Our final interviews recorded onboard the NR Cruise focus on conservatives and pop culture.
- Instavision on PJTV: Michael Barone on Why So Many Failed to Predict the Reelection of Obama, by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Why Oliver Stone Will Not Be a Happy Man this Weekend, by Ron Radosh. The New York Times obliterates the filmmaker’s recycled Marxist version of history.
- News Flash: Egypt’s Islamist President Assumes Dictatorial Powers, by Barry Rubin. Another step in the process toward the fundamental transformation of Egypt into an Islamist, Sharia-ruled state.
- A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law, by Dr. Peter Weiss. Ironically, but expectedly, the ones who do this now are likely to have supported Obamacare.
- Breaking the Monopoly of the Mainstream (Conservative) Media, by David P. Goldman. Is the intellectual bankruptcy of the “Muslim democracy” project coming into clarity yet?
- The Ideological Underpinnings of the Tax Rate Debate, by Rand Simberg. One side supports “growth” while the other side supports “social justice.”
- PJTV’s Trifecta: Will the GOP Allow Obama to Raise Taxes on the Rich? By PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Election Day 2012: Don’t Count Out Romney, by Rich Baehr. It should not be a total shock if Romney wins and carries Ohio to do it. More: Romney Rallies with Huge New Hampshire Crowd.
- From PJTV: Stealing the Election: Will Voter Fraud Be at an All-Time High? By Alexis Garcia. Click to watch video.
- Vote Fraud: Who You Gonna Call? By Christian Adams. Save these numbers.
- Will Voters Unite Against the Divider in Chief? By Mike McNally. Obama has ended the most divisive presidency in modern history with the most divisive campaign of the modern era.
- Shut The Hell Up and Vote for Romney, by Andrew Klavan. Too many conservatives confuse good principles with good outcomes and mistake the feeling of wisdom for wisdom itself.
- 8 Reasons You Aren’t Safer than You Were 4 Years Ago, by Robert Spencer. The case against the appeaser-in-chief.
- Voting Obamacare: Health Care Law to Drive Doctors to Retirement, by Patrick Richardson. A doctor tells PJ Media exactly how his practice’s finances and his patient’s care will be damaged.
- 2 Reasons Why Obama Must Be Defeated, by Andrew C. McCarthy. What happened in Benghazi – the lead-up, the catastrophe of September 11, and the ongoing cover-up – is no longer just a debacle. It is an impeachable offense.
- My Final Electoral Map Prediction, by Bryan Preston. Red dawn.
- Wargaming the Electoral College: The Final Edition, by Stephen Green. Time now to lay it all on the line with my final picks.
We mock because they make it so easy for us. Also, OFA spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter begins what may be a stranglehold on the Circle of Dumb.
As part of Team Lightbringer’s “Talk about anything except what is actually happening in the world or we’re toast” campaign strategy, Obama For America spent a week hiding behind Big Bird. The tactic was so ridiculous that the man who’s spent most of the last four years reporting as if he were perched on President Obama’s lap couldn’t stomach it.
In other news: Martin Bashir is still an idiot.
And it was DELICIOUS. Honestly, this installment would have been four hours long if we covered all of the MSM weeping and gnashing of teeth after Romney’s first round knockout.
Also: the triumphant return of the Olbermannometer! I got a little serious for “The Last Piece Of My Mind” again: the MSM’s 47% side show this week has been all about voter suppression.
Has the always biased MSM ever been more in the tank for any politician? Yes, that’s a rhetorical question. “The Last Piece Of My Mind” addresses the current turmoil in the Middle East. As always, thank you for watching.
- 43 Months of Depressing Misery, by Tom Blumer. The worst economic stewardship since FDR extended the Great Depression.
- Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Incredible Shrinking Man, by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Now that the U.S. Is an Islamic State…, by Robert Spencer. Obama has dealt a huge setback to any effort to compel Pakistan to drop its blasphemy laws.
- ‘Operation Demoralize Is Working Just as Planned,’ by Ed Driscoll. Are you feeling nervy, irritable, depressed and/or tired of life by the pro-Obama polls this weekend? Keep it up, says the JournoList.
- Behind the Unemployment Numbers: It’s Worse than You Can Imagine, by Rick Moran. “These dependent millions are the invisible counterparts of the soup kitchens and bread lines of the 1930s…”
- Up Next for Team Obama? Racial Quotas for School Discipline, by Mike McDaniel. Not satire: if too many minority students are getting detentions, the Justice Department may come knocking.
- A Few Arguments Against Tattoos, by Theodore Dalrymple. Doctors traced an outbreak of skin infections back to bacteria in the ink.
- Obama’s Supermarket Scanner Moment, by Ed Driscoll. “Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry.”
- The Obama Campaign’s New False Narrative, by Rand Simberg. Was fixing the economic mess really too big a job for any president?
- When the Law Becomes Oprah-fied, by Janice Fiamengo. Our victim-validating culture prefers therapy to justice.
- 9 Reasons Down Syndrome Won’t Ruin Your Life, by Cassy Fiano. #5: He will still be very cute.
Yes, we mock but I was very serious about the message in “The Last Piece Of My Mind”. The difference in the tone of the coverage between the two conventions was shameful and needs to be stopped.
- Julian Assange and the Inevitable Fall of Leftist Saviors, by Mike McNally. A predictable fate for the false prophet of “openness.”
- Secrets to Convention Success for the RNC and DNC, by Bridget Johnson. Akin, economy, war on women, Big Tent — a sampling of what both parties are thinking going into these critical next two weeks.
- Isaac Gets Organized, Moves into Haiti, by Brendan Loy. I am beginning to suspect that, even if Tampa is largely bypassed, the Republican Party will end up needing to compress its convention, or at least the “made for TV” portion thereof, into Wednesday and Thursday.
- Premium Rush: The Bike Messenger as Action Hero? By John Boot. A weak plot and silly villain detract from inventive action and a reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
- 1001 Pieces of Islamist Propaganda: Fabricated Exhibit Comes to D.C., by Pamela Geller. At National Geographic headquarters, a wildly popular exhibit tells children of a glorious Islamic past that never was.
- Where Should Ahmadinejad Bunk Down in New York? By Claudia Rosett. Perhaps the Iranian leader could stay at Secretary Ban Ki-moon’s palatial townhouse.
- The Dark Knight Comes to Life, by Bosch Fawstin. Pigman creator Bosch Fawstin presents 9 images inspired by the new film and offers his own analysis of its themes.
- Tea Party Reaction to Romney-Ryan as Fractured as Movement, by Walter Hudson. Love it or hate it, Romney-Ryan is now the alternative to Obama-Biden. Does the Tea Party have a dog in this hunt?
- PJTV’s Poliwood: No Longer Fair & Balanced: Is Fox News Becoming Boring and Liberal? By Roger L Simon. Click to watch video.
- The Border Conspiracy, Part Two: Video Confessions of a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputy, by Bryan Preston. More shocking video obtained by PJM: a brave whistle-blowing deputy says the effort to manipulate the county’s crime statistics starts at the top, with Sheriff Lupe Treviño.
- Fear and Shame on the Campaign Trail #3 — The Year of Living Jerkishly, by Roger L Simon. Time for the Chinese to amend their calendar: We are now in The Year of the Jerk.
- Hurricane Isaac to Disrupt GOP Convention? By Brendan Loy. Stay tuned.
- Israel’s Options After America’s Foreign Policy Debacle, by David P. Goldman. Israel has far less to lose by attacking Iran than the Obama administration believes.
- When Land Is History, by Victor Davis Hanson. VDH’s family farm, and the millennia of history its land has endured.
- Raiders of the Lost Tubes of Solyndra, by Zombie. Where our $500 million went: The missing Solyndra glass tubes have finally turned up — in a modern art exhibit at U.C. Berkeley.
- Will a Defiant Rep. Akin Burn the GOP’s Campaign Hopes? By Bridget Johnson. Republicans piled on the Senate candidate to drop out of a critical race as the congressman under fire for rape comments dug in his heels.
- 3 (Conservative) Reasons to Admire Helen Gurley Brown, by Kathy Shaidle. She was a liberal who made the world safe for Sex and the City, and was pro-abortion. Yet Helen Gurley Brown’s traditional “puritanism” makes her a surprisingly conservative role model.
In which Soledad O’Brien almost becomes a full-time resident of the Circle of DUMB. Also featuring calm, measured responses to the Paul Ryan pick from Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton. Enjoy…
- Good News — What Good News? By Victor Davis Hanson. Six reasons why there’s no good news to be found in Obama’s ongoing crackup.
- Silicon Graffiti: An Interview with Glenn Reynolds on The Higher Education Bubble, by Ed Driscoll. The Blogfather on the health of old media, new media, and Big Education.
- A Modest Suggestion for the American Election, by David Solway. The present administration and the Democratic Party have much to answer for.
- Ryan: Roberts ‘Contorted Logic and Reason’ for ObamaCare Ruling, by Bridget Johnson. “So one man decided against the dissenting opinion, against what I, you know, thought were his principles and judicial jurisprudence.”
- Obama Enables America’s Enemies, by Robert Spencer. President Morsi of Egypt has shown his gratitude to Obama by announcing his determination to free from prison a man who plotted to murder hundreds of thousands of Americans.
- Bothered in the Broccoli Republic, by Claudia Rosett. Dear Uncle Sam: What exactly is in the “Affordable Care Act” bill? Also read: Yes, Roberts Switched Sides on Obamacare Decision
- Catholic Nuns: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone? By Kathy Shaidle. As American nuns publicly complain (again) about the evil patriarchal Church, a nasty question hangs in the air: Why don’t they just leave?
- Do We Really Need Another Spider-Man Movie? By John Boot. Not really but it’s still a fun summer blockbuster — just not in Dark Knight Rising‘s league.
- Racing into Oblivion, by Mark Stuertz. Why I said goodbye to NASCAR.
This week’s bonus clips can be found here.
And here is the newest episode, complete with derision for all things MSNBC and yet another bad hair day.
Istria Cafe is a small business in Chicago, one of the most over-regulated cities in America. PJTV’s Alexis Garcia interviews the Pribaz brothers, the owners of Istria Cafe, to show you how regulations are destroying businesses and jobs. Would you believe that it is almost impossible to run a business in Chicago without violating rules and regulations, and paying extraordinary fines? From utilities, to health care Alexis Garcia tells you why some businesses might not survive in the down economy.
- The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth, by Roger L Simon. The silence of the ‘Bam concerning his past.
- Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case Vindicates Zimmerman, by Ron Radosh. Those who sought to make the story about race have been found to be all wrong in their conclusions.
- Union Bullying in Las Vegas, by Patrick Richardson. Culinary Workers Local is going after nonprofit groups doing business with non-union Station Casinos.
- The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, by David Forsmark. AEI President Arthur C. Brooks says capitalism’s defenders can — and should — win on the basis of “fairness.” See Also: Glenn Reynolds interviews Brooks at PJTV.
- Two Obama Administration Scandals on Syria? By Barry Rubin. Strengthening Islamist forces while fragmenting the rebels.
- How the History Channel Transformed into Conspiracy Theory Central, by Chris Queen. Abducted by ancient aliens?
- Ragu Can Save You, by Michael Ledeen. Live longer and enjoy life, via the Neapolitan diet.
- Prelude to a Cutback of Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands? By Bridget Johnson. The administration kvetches that companies aren’t using their leases, despite Interior regulations leaving lands “idle.”
- Was Obama Himself the First Birther? By Ed Driscoll. Dreams of my press agent.
- Is Obama a Pathological Liar? By Roger L Simon. The amazing scoop by Breitbart.com today makes Obama one up on Bill Clinton. VIDEO UPDATE: Interview with Jack Cashill — Who Wrote Obama’s book?