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Paul Bedard: Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge
Via Drudge. "Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos...." But the Republican chairman warned "Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report." Related: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs. [rdbrewer]
CNN: NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever
"Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, 'This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is now in isolation and being evaluated at University Hospital in Newark.'" More from NYT. [rdbrewer]

Video: Glowy Zoey LED stick figure costumes
Very cool homemade commercial. Website. [rdbrewer]

Internet Aristocrat: #GamerGate Tonight Stream
News, updates, developments. Great discussion with Ralph Retort, Sargon, Roguestar, and Jaden. Total Biscuit drops in. [rdbrewer]


WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale — As Previously Predicted By This Here Very Blog
"1.4 million illegal votes likely cast in the presidential election of 2008." [rdbrewer]

AV Club: The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies ends with a 45-minute battle scene [rdbrewer]
Mediaite: Obama Hugs Ebola-Free Nurse: ‘Let’s Give a Hug for the Cameras’
""Obama hugged Pham after the president said something to the effect of 'Let’s give a hug for the cameras' – according to two photographers allowed into the Oval."" [rdbrewer]

Fox 5, San Diego: San Diego Zoo hatches first kiwi in decade
Aww. "The zoo now has four brown kiwis, an endangered species kept at just six zoos around the country." [rdbrewer]


Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs
You think Hillary is different from Obama? Think again. [rdbrewer]


Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.’
He's right. We've learned to avoid destructive behavior for the most part because of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. AI will not have undergone the same evolutionary pruning process. [rdbrewer]

Pundit Press: Salon.com: Black People in 'Dear White People' Not Dark Enough
Wondering if Salon editors have looked around the office lately. [rdbrewer]

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: Your Second Amendment
More from BillWhittle.com. [rdbrewer]


Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama, bewildered bystander
"It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration." Via Monty. [rdbrewer]


Shocker: ‘Recent Convert’ to Islam ‘a Devoted Muslim for Seven Years’
"We’d really love to know who came up with this 'recent convert' nonsense reported far and wide in the wake of the terror attack in Canada." [rdbrewer]


Leon H. Wolf: A Denuded Victory
"Republicans could be poised to make even bigger gains a week from Tuesday, if they could actually articulate a positive vision about something – anything – that America could be excited about.... In 1994, the country was likewise sick of the Democrats, but the Republicans didn’t just run on being sick of the Democrats. They ran on a positive platform of easily articulable reforms that enjoyed broad bipartisan support." [rdbrewer]


Kevin Williamson: Meet the New Serfs: You
"After a volley of flash grenades that set fire to the carpet and a sofa, they moved in, guns drawn. A minute later, they had their man zip-tied on the floor. If only they’d double-checked the address first." [rdbrewer]

Obama's got this
AFP Video: Air strike targets IS militants on a hill in Kobane
Yikes. [rdbrewer]


Eugene Kontorovich: ASA conference keeps out reporters, media focused on Israel or Jewish issues
"The American Studies Association is apparently unhappy about the barrage of press coverage, none of it sympathetic, of their zig-zagging roll-back of their Israel boycott...." [rdbrewer]


CJ Ciaramella: Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over 15,000 Fast and Furious Docs
"'Few of the records seem to even implicate presidential decision-making and advice that might be subject to President Obama’s broad and unprecedented executive privilege claim,' Judicial Watch said in a press release." [rdbrewer]
Video: The Monsters of #Gamergate
Via @Daddy_Warpig. [rdbrewer]

Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Just Say No To Emma Watson and Feminism
Video. [rdbrewer]

Video: IKEA spoofs The Shining [rdbrewer]

Lisa Lerer & Margaret Talev, Bloomberg: The Democrats' Coming Blame Game
Via Drudge. "The White House, bracing for an escalation of friendly fire should Democrats lose control of the Senate, has begun laying out its post-election defense by arguing that candidates are ultimately responsible for their own electoral outcomes." Remember, Reverse Jesus doesn't do anything wrong. All must assume his sins so that he is cleansed. [rdbrewer]


USA Today: Obama misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release
"The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide." Maybe Jon Stewart will hit that story tonight. Yeah, and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot. [rdbrewer]

MRC: NBC Skips Harsh Report on Violent Illegals, Makes Time for Horror Films
"ABC and NBC on Thursday ignored a shocking new report from USA Today that the Obama administration has covered up the release of illegals involved with rapes and murders. Only CBS This Morning covered the story...." [rdbrewer]


Jonah Goldberg: Anti-Israel Bias in One Headline (or Three)
"So it begins with the villain being the Israeli police. Then, in a nod to fairness, it’s changed to an evil car. Then finally, it’s a murderous Palestinian." Outrageous. [rdbrewer]


Kirsten Hunter: Canada’s Sergeant At Arms Kevin Vickers Receives Standing Ovation [rdbrewer]


An Affair to Remember
"As Hillary gears up to run, look for attempts to rewrite 1990s history." [rdbrewer]


George Will: Restoration of Senate’s dignity rides on Mitch McConnell
If we're the only ones concerned with the Senate's dignity, and it's back to business as usual if they regain it in two years, well... then we're not being smart, are we? Will should address that. [rdbrewer]

The Mitrailleuse: Intellectual bullying and the postmodern discourse of GamerGate
"The tactic of dishonestly re-framing a viewpoint into something outrageous in an attempt to discredit those who hold the viewpoint is known as intellectual bullying." Via @Zakn. [rdbrewer]

Pundit Press: Pitt University Newspaper: 'Condemning ISIS is Offensive'
??? [rdbrewer]


Canadian Jihadi Was Not a Recent Convert to Islam
"Seems to us three years ago is a bit more than recent...." Also, a roundup on the story. [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: Oil slump leaves Russia even weaker than decaying Soviet Union
"Russia had the chance at the end of the Cold War to build a modern, diversified economy, with the enthusiastic help of the West. That chance has been squandered." Nice going, comrade. Via Monty. [rdbrewer]

Andrew McCarthy, PJM: We Need to Call It Terrorism
"The Obama administration’s practice of denying that terrorist attacks are terrorist attacks has been profoundly foolish...." Also from PJM: Dem Panic According to the 'New York Times'. Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Official TRAILER #1 [rdbrewer]

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart: Donald Trump to Mitt Romney: Don't Even Think About Running Again
"You 'blew it' in the last election, so don’t even try to run for president again.... Trump said that Romney fails to appeal to the Republican base and as such would lose yet again." He's right. [rdbrewer]


Canada probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting
"Canadian police are investigating a man named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings around parliament...." Related: Heavy: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. [rdbrewer]


Sean Davis: Wastebook 2014: Eight Absurd Government Projects Funded With Your Money
"5) Free Luxury Gym Memberships For Federal Bureaucrats." [rdbrewer]


Adam Kredo: Iranian Gangs Step Up Acid Attacks Against ‘Immodest’ Women
Horrible. "More than 1,000 Iranians took to the streets across Iran early Wednesday to protest a rash of so-called 'acid attacks' against women who do not strictly follow Islamic law...." [rdbrewer]

The Guardian: Goodfellas actor files $250m lawsuit against The Simpsons for using his likeness
The complaint reads: "1. Stop breaking my balls, alright?" [rdbrewer]


Noah Rothman: This could be the most embarrassing New York Times editorial ever
"'Back off Obama, if you know what’s good for you,' these liberal outlets appear to be saying. For liberal journalists and political commentators, however, it’s just business. That might not be so for The New York Times editorial board, which seems to be taking Obama’s rebuke at the hands of erstwhile allies rather personally." [rdbrewer]


Cuomo Sells 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance
"The memoir, released last week, has sold 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales, Amy Chozick of the New York Times reports." I just can't see why. [rdbrewer]

Heather MacDonald, City Journal: Infected by Politics
"To evaluate whether [opposition to travel bans] rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology." [rdbrewer]


Wired: The Weird Astrophysics of Interstellar
Watch the video. "Neither wormholes nor black holes have been depicted in any Hollywood movie in the way that they actually would appear." --Kip Thorne [rdbrewer]



Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize
"The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases." [rdbrewer]


Aaron MacLean: Ebola v. Obesity: The Politicized NIH
From a couple of days ago. "But just because an outcome is good doesn’t mean that the federal government has a mandate to pursue it, let alone by means that are borderline Orwellian." Related story. [rdbrewer]

Video: Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud: "That’s not even like lying or stealing"
James O'Keefe, Project Veritas. [rdbrewer]
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