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Neo-Neocon: Things fall apart
"I realized back in 2010... that a second Obama term was to be dreaded because he would then be released from the need to answer to the electorate at all." Obama couldn't take a wrecking ball to everything without the Democrats in Congress. They're letting him get away with it. [rdbrewer]
The Guardian: Russell Brand voted world's fourth most influential thinker
According to British current affairs magazine Prospect. [rdbrewer]
Daily Mail: 'Debris from the jet, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, was found near Barcelonnette'
Same article as the one linked below. Just a note that Barcelonnette is twelve miles from the point of impact. [rdbrewer]


Byron York: Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?
"Almost no one noticed." Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]


Jonah Goldberg: Washington, D.C. Comics: Dr. Ignoro vs. Bibi
"Obama detests Netanyahu and is letting that animosity poison a strategic alliance. He is making that choice while pretending he isn’t. That’s what he does." [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot DELIBERATELY crashed Flight 4U9525 into mountain to 'destroy the plane' after locking his captain out of cockpit, reveals French prosecutor
Pilot identified, Andreas Günter Lubitz. "Prosecutor says he does not believe disaster was terrorism or suicide." (The other prosecutors call him "dummy.") Added: More from The Independent, The Daily Mirror, The Guardian, CNN, and NY Times. [rdbrewer]


Patrick Howley: Here Are The Words Hillary’s Supporters Won’t Let You Say
You can't say "polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," etc. Fucking lunatics. [rdbrewer]

As Always, Life Imitates Arthur C. Clarke
"'DAWN OF THE DIGITAL ACTOR — STUDIOS SCAN BODIES,' the headline atop the Drudge Report screamed this morning...." Predicted by Arthur C. Clarke 30 years ago. [rdbrewer]



Teddy bear spotted in China
First time in 20 years. Updated with a link to a decent news site. [rdbrewer]


The Woody and Bill Show
Woody Allen and Bill Cosby are both in the headlines today, courtesy former Allen co-star Mariel Hemingway and Ricochet’s Rob Long, who has a fun review of a grim book – Cosby’s hagiographic bio, written about five minutes before all of his scandals hit the fan. [rdbrewer]


‘Who the hell wrote that’? NYT’s hot take on Bergdahl is ‘freaking unbelievable’
"Another question is whether the Army will give Sergeant Bergdahl an honorable discharge if he is found guilty of desertion." (They deleted that. No acknowledgment.) [rdbrewer]

Actual headline: 'Abandoned' Dog Chasing Pickup Truck to Be Up for Adoption Soon [rdbrewer]
Pundit Press: Men Smiling at Women is Sexist, Study Concludes
It also contributes to global warming. [rdbrewer]

Newsmax: Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015
We're #13, but we're #1 when you factor in vulgarity. [rdbrewer]

NY Times: Germanwings Crash Investigation Hits Snag in Retrieving Data
"[T]he second black box, which was found on Wednesday, was severely damaged, and its memory card dislodged and missing." [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Did Germanwings plane's windscreen CRACK? Pilots of flight 4U 9525 may have been incapacitated after oxygen level plunged - as first pictures of damaged black box flight recorder emerge
"Reports circulating on professional pilot forums suggested the black box on the Airbus A320 had been analysed and revealed that a 'structural failure' was responsible for the disaster." The windscreen may have failed. [rdbrewer]


Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video [rdbrewer]


Kevin D. Williamson: Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win [rdbrewer]

Rick Wilson, Pocket Full of Liberty: A Cautionary Tale: The Story Behind My Twitter Rant
Dealing with a con artist. Via @BenK84. [rdbrewer]


Byron York: What did Jeb Bush do to fight Obamacare?
"In 2009 and early 2010... [Bush] remained mostly silent about the biggest public policy fight in a generation.... On March 22 — the day after Obamacare finally, officially passed the House and Senate and headed to the president's desk for signature — Bush spoke out forcefully against the new law.... Bush predicted 'a massive uprising against this government takeover of our lives.' It was a tough, far-ranging indictment — delivered the day after the bill had been safely passed into law." [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: Several Germanwings flights cancelled after crew refused to fly
Via Drudge. "Pilots and cabin crew refused to fly over concerns the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 crash may have been linked to a repair to the nose-wheel landing doors." [rdbrewer]


Cornell Dean Gives Advice On How To Form Club To Help ISIS and Hamas (James O'Keefe's Latest)
"Assistant Dean for Students at Cornell teaches a Veritas reporter posing as a student how to start a pro-ISIS/ pro-Hamas club on campus so they could raise funds and send care packages to the terrorist groups." [rdbrewer]
Fox News: Expert: 'Odd' that Germanwings jet didn't deviate flightpath
It indicates the flight crew might have been incapacitated in some catastrophic failure. [rdbrewer]
Help Make SuperTroopers2...Right Meow! [dri]


'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia
"The 400-kilometre (250-mile) wide area is buried deep in the earth's crust and consists of two separate impact scars.... [T]he asteroid broke into two before it hit, with each fragment more than 10km across. The impact is thought to have occurred at least 300 million years ago." [rdbrewer]
Not the actual US-Iran negotiations over nuclear arms. But it could be, as per Ace's post in the main column. Guess which side is which? [Fritzworth]
Updated coordinates: 44°16'52.73"N, 6°26'22.75"E If you're using Google Earth, I put the marker in the spot of the large piece of debris you can see in the first big picture at The Daily Mail. [rdbrewer]
William Cruz. Richard Fernandez on Ted Cruz's campaign strategy. "But if anyone wants to know why there was such a wave of emotion in response to his incendiary pronouncements, it is the resentment of the serfs, who dream of being serfs no more. The liberals aren’t fighting Cruz. They’re fighting their whole sordid history of high handed deception." [Weirddave]
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