Be afraid:

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Be VERY afraid:

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American progressives aren’t looking to Greece as any kind of a warning sign — they’re observing what’s going on for lessons on wealth confiscation. This is why progressives need to be voted out of power in America, which, at a presidential level, I’m taking a “we’ll see” attitude with low expectations.

Happy Independence Day all!

I’ll be doing the usual 4th activities: Passing around a replica of the Declaration of Independence while grilling dinner and later taunting a giant bag of fireworks with my usual “I don’t need all ten fingers anyway” attitude.

Oh, and don’t forget that the Obama administration would appreciate it if you would try to get your relatives to drop lit Roman Candles down your pants by lecturing them about the awesomeness of Obamacare. In my family that kind of thing would get you pantsed and thrown into the river… maybe worse:

Lest we forget though, this is what it’s really all about:

The group Disarm NYPD, which seeks to create no-cop zones in NYC, was protesting at a Brookyn park Wednesday night. A woman supposedly with the group was being chased off by angry counter-protesters who grew even angrier after somebody with Disarm NYPD set fire to an American flag when irony magic happened: The anti-cop demonstrator was protected by police.

The bummer of it all is that you can be pretty sure none of the pinheads who want to create no-cop zones appreciated the irony at all.

I’ve read a lot of long articles about Greece’s monumental financial problems, but I don’t think I’ve seen a headline so adroit at summing up the crisis and its cause than this:

“Trillions Spent, but Crises Like Greece’s Persist”

Hopefully the Greeks can figure out a way to turn paradox into currency.

This was inevitable, I suppose.

(h/t: Email from Richard C.)

I wrote a bit about the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare subsidies here, but you can tell what the Court ruled based only on the reaction from these Hope & Change-bots:

That was an interpretive dance titled “A Midsummer Night’s Premium Increase for Mom and Dad.”

Nice try pal:

What Murphy did was took the gun-related homicide figure, which is about 30 per day (according to the CDC), and added to it the number of suicides-by-gun, which is nearly double the homicide number (even the Huffington Post understood the difference). So, among that average of 30 homicide deaths-by-gun per day, how many happen in the “gun free zones” that Murphy wants to create more of? Oddly enough the gov’t doesn’t keep solid stats on that. Go figure.

The guzzlers of Al Gore’s Kool Aid are touting this “study” that affirms severe weather events are linked to man-made climate change.

Check out “study guideline” #1:

The scientists list the following questions as a guide to their study.

1. Given a particular weather pattern, how were the temperatures, precipitation, and associated impacts influenced by climate change?

2. Given a drought, how was the drying enhanced by climate change and how did that influence the moisture deficits and dryness of the soils, leading to a more intense and long-lasting drought?

3. Given a flood, where did the moisture come from? Was it increased by warmer ocean waters?

4. Given a heat wave, how was that influenced by drought, changes in precipitation, and extra heat from global warming?

5. Given extreme snow, where did the moisture come from? Was it related to oceans that are warmer?

6. Given an extreme storm, how was it influenced by sea temperatures, ocean heat content, unusual moisture transports?

7. Was a storm surge worse because of higher sea levels?

The “study” already achieved the desired outcome before the “study” was even conducted. Notice that #1 asked “how were” the factors influenced by climate change — not if they were or weren’t influenced by it at all.

Here’s the kicker from the “study”:

“The climate is changing: we have a new normal. The environment in which all weather events occur is not what it used to be. All storms, without exception, are different. Even if most of them look just like the ones we used to have, they are not the same.”

Just shut up and give them your money, rubes!

Spin, CNN-style:

ALL those non-Islamic-related mass violence deaths were done by right-wingers, eh?

CNN also used the “since 9/11″ technique to avoid escalating the Islamic terrorism numbers dramatically. That’s as ridiculous as making a chart listing deaths caused by Nazis and using the disclaimer “since June 1945.”

Also, if CNN used data before 9/11, they’d have to include wacky Ted Kaczynski, who wasn’t exactly a devoted fan of the GOP (Republicans don’t tend to have dog-eared, highlighted copies of Al Gore’s books in their collections).

Remember Obama’s Cairo speech in 2009, and how the media and other libs fawned over the promise of world peace that the era of Obama would usher in?

Let’s see how that’s going:

But didn’t Obama and Biden declare al-Qaeda “decimated” and mock the ability of ISIS? It’s almost like they’re never right about anything and have no idea what they’re doing!

Oh, and because Putin heard Obama tell Romney that Cold War-era thinking is over, Vlad is opening a “Military Disneyland” park for kids near Moscow. Meanwhile, kids in the US are getting kicked out of school for chewing Pop Tarts into the shape of guns.