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Jonathan Adler: The case for (and against) congressional standing to sue the president
"What is potentially different here is that the House is seeking to challenge executive action as an institution. The interesting legal question is whether this is enough to make a difference. I’m skeptical, but it will be interesting to watch." [rdbrewer]

Richard Fisher: The Danger of Too Loose, Too Long
"I have grown increasingly concerned about the risks posed by current monetary policy. First, we are experiencing financial excess that is of our own making.... Second, I believe we are at risk of doing what the Fed has too often done: overstaying our welcome by staying too loose, too long." [rdbrewer]

Byron York: The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza
"In an almost farcical twist on the recent political debate, the Obama White House has joined the Democratic fundraising apparatus in what appears to be a campaign to encourage Republicans to impeach the president." That's because the idiots who support them are easily persuaded. [rdbrewer]

Variety: Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online
"'I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be,' Palin, who is also a Fox News contributor, said in a video announcing the channel. 'Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.'" [rdbrewer]

Kevin Williamson: Halbig and Hammurabi
"The disdain for the letter of the law is complexly intertwined with the progressive managerial imagination: The law, in their view, is not something that limits the ambitions of princes, but something that empowers them to do what they see fit." [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Study: Fist bumps are less germy than handshakes
Someone studied that? Someone got money to study that? [rdbrewer]

Think Progress falls for fake story from parody website
About a Michelle Bachmann proposal for Americanization camps for illegal aliens. [rdbrewer]

Jonathan Turley: German Doctor Drugs, Rapes, and Kills Teenager in France Before Fleeing Country . . . Father Arranges Doctor To Be Kidnapped and Dumped in Front of French Courthouse
Germany wouldn't extradite. [rdbrewer]

P.J. O'Rourke: Why I Hate the Beach
"The water is freezing, the people are fat, and the sun will kill you. It’s time we were honest with ourselves about the horror of beach vacations." [rdbrewer]

Toby Harnden: Laura Ingraham, Tea Party Giant Killer, Eyes Her Next Scalp
"Her most withering contempt was aimed at her own party’s estab­lish­ment — the 'good old boys' and 'go along to get along Republican politicians doing backroom backslapping' with Democrats, being as eff­ective as 'beige wallpaper.'" [rdbrewer]

First look at Simpsons, Family Guy crossover from Comic Con [rdbrewer]
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Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: Why Is the World Becoming Such a Nasty Place?
"We utter 'the children,' and discussion about proper culpability, cynical manipulation, and disinformation ends. In such a fantasy world, parents don’t manipulate 'the children' as pawns; countries don’t try to export what they see as their surplus population; Mexico doesn’t stir the pot; and liberal activists don’t cynically calculate electoral advantage. There are children in need at the border — but there is a great deal more as well." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

British inventor creates giant buttocks to 'fart on France'
Via @Instapundit. Added: Related news. [rdbrewer]

Batman v Superman, official first-look teaser trailer [rdbrewer]

CSM: Obama plans significant executive action on immigration
Every Democrat in a tough race just shit their pants. [rdbrewer]

Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest: As Libya Implodes, 'Smart Diplomacy' Becoming a Punch Line
"Luckily for America’s self-esteem, it was liberal Democrats that produced this particular shambles. If Republicans had done this, the media would be on the administration non-stop, perhaps comparing Samantha Power to Paul Wolfowitz.... But since both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have their fingerprints all over Libya, there isn’t a lot of press hunger for a detailed, unsparing autopsy into this stinking corpse of policy flub." Thanks to Monty. [rdbrewer]

MRC: Benjamin Netanyahu Confronts NBC’s David Gregory Over Claim That Israel Targeted a U.N. School
Press the Meat with anyone else (except Chuck Todd) will be so much better. [rdbrewer]

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: The Case for Israel
A must-watch video. Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]

Top House Dem: Obama’s Immigration Orders are More Important than Vulnerable Dems
"Representative Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) thinks that President Obama should pursue his immigration goals unilaterally, even if it hurts vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 midterms." Nothing is more important than getting more voters, including the fact the US is already hurting and kids are dying on their way here. Louis Gutierrez (D, Illl.) said, unironically: "'When public policy is defined through electoral goals and the goals of a party, then human rights and civil rights always suffer.'" Like when kids are raped on the Death Train to America? [rdbrewer]

Soopermexican: Wow! HUGE protest against illegal immigration in Massachusetts!
Think about that, Democrats and establishment Republicans. They're even protesting in Massachusetts. People don't like it. Get that through your heads. [rdbrewer]

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
"Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa - the world's deadliest outbreak to date." [rdbrewer]

Real Science: Coolest Summer On Record In The US
Maybe climate assholes should go back to warning about a new ice age. [rdbrewer]

‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
"[A] 'pocket-sized aerial surveillance device' for soldiers assigned to small units in dangerous environments." [rdbrewer]

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress
Why would a person who considers himself a superior being sully himself with phone calls to members of Congress? [rdbrewer]
Miami Herald: Piece of metal may offer clue to disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane
A month old. "There on the fuselage, about two-thirds of the way from the plane’s nose to its tail, is a rectangular patch that shines a peculiar silver on the aircraft’s dusky skin." [rdbrewer]

PC Tools Registry Mechanic
PC Tools was bought out by Symantec, and then it was closed down. Their best product was Registry Mechanic. Thing is, they left a download link open. You can have their last version for free. It's for Win 7, XP, and Vista. Let me know how it works out. [@rdbrewer4]
160 children died in Gaza's tunnels
"During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials."[CBD]

Senate Hearing: Tax Credits are available for State Exchanges Only. Senator Baucus explains how The Affordable Care Act sets conditions where Tax Credits are available for State Exchanges Only.
BUSTED! AGAIN! [rdbrewer]

TMZ: Joan Rivers GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant
"If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out." Listen to the whole thing. Awesome. [rdbrewer]

Leon Wolf: Salon Attempts to Paint Avowed Communist Lee Harvey Oswald as a 'Right-Winger'
How ugly does a person have to be to try something like this? Someone is missing an ethical core. [rdbrewer]

Study: Climate Models Overestimated Global Warming For The Last 55 Years
"'Over the 55-years from 1958 to 2012, climate models not only significantly over-predict observed warming in the tropical troposphere, but they represent it in a fundamentally different way than is observed....'" Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

John Sexton, Breitbart: Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State-Based Exchanges
"Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake twice? A new audio clip finds him once again explaining that Obamacare subsidies are tied to state health exchanges." [rdbrewer]

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Gizmodo: The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever
"The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments." Exiting times for astronomy buffs. Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]
Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine [dri]
WaPo Editorial: The U.S. should push for the disarming of Hamas in Gaza-Israel cease-fire
"The distinguishing feature of the latest war between Israel and Hamas is 'offensive tunnels,' as the Israeli army calls them. As of early Wednesday, 28 had been uncovered in Gaza, and nearly half extend into Israel, according to Israeli officials." [rdbrewer]

Charles Krauthammer: The Vacant Presidency
"The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached." It's the empathy deficit. [rdbrewer]

John Fund: The Moment of Truth on Corporate Welfare
"By choosing to end the Export-Import Bank, the GOP can zero out a destructive government program." [rdbrewer]

Michael Oren, WaPo: Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas [rdbrewer]

Eli Lake: Europe's Jews Blamed For Israel's War
"Since the beginning of the current war between Israel and Hamas, eight synagogues in France have been attacked.... [T]he foreign ministers of France, Italy, and Germany on Tuesday issued a rare joint statement condemning anti-Semitism at pro-Palestinian demonstrations." [rdbrewer]

Israeli Security Sources Confirm Hamas Intended to Use Tunnels For Major Rosh HaShanah Massacre
"Hamas had a plan to attack kibbutzim near the Hamas tunnel exits this coming Rosh Hashanah in a coordinated attack with an invasion force of over 200 terrorists and an objective to kill or kidnap as many Israelis as possible. The information comes from captured prisoners...." [rdbrewer]

Press Release: Sen. Paul Introduces the FAIR Act
"The FAIR Act would change federal law and protect the rights of property owners by requiring that the government prove its case with clear and convincing evidence before forfeiting seized property.... Finally, the legislation would remove the profit incentive for forfeiture by redirecting forfeitures assets from the Attorney General's Asset Forfeiture Fund to the Treasury's General Fund." Slam dunk. Great opportunity for bipartisanship. Added: More from Washington Post. [rdbrewer]

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg: Questions for Obamacare Now
"As I’ve written before, Democrats and insurers are now locked in a sort of prisoner’s dilemma, where the benefits of staying together are probably high, but the temptation to defect may be even higher. Once one stampedes, both will head for the doors very quickly." [rdbrewer]
Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered [dri]
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