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  • Anybody Know What This IS? [vanity I guess]

    08/11/2016 9:12:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 97 replies
    Anyone happen to know what this thing is?
  • 16 Dead in Texas After Hot Air Balloon Hits Power Line, Catches Fire

    07/30/2016 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Sixteen people died this morning when a large hot air balloon struck a high-voltage power line, caught fire and crashed in a pasture near Lockhart, Texas, according to Texas authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
  • IRAN SHOWS US THE MONEY

    02/27/2016 9:55:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | Feb 27, 2016 | COTT JOHNSON
    One thing George W. Bush got right: the Islamic Republic of Iran is an evil regime. It seems an elementary point. It seems obvious. The regime is responsible for the murder and disfigurement of many Americans. It is the proud supporter of terrorist organizations including but not limited to Hamas and Hezbollah. It is itself a tyrannical, murderous, terrorist regime. Yet President Obama is operating on a theory of international relations that has enriched and empowered the regime. Iran took at least $100 billion as the downpayment for its professed support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA...
  • Angelo Codevilla's Take on Trump

    07/27/2015 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Angelo Codevilla and Trump. As you know, Mr. Codevilla is a renowned academic and has served as special advisor to various Senate committees. He has written a piece that actually became a book on "the ruling class," his term to describe the Washington establishment, but it's not limited to Washington. It really is the political establishment that compromises members of both parties, and instead of calling them the establishment, he called them "the ruling class" or "the political class." It was so well written, I read the whole thing on this program. It appeared in the American Spectator. He...
  • EIA’s mapping system highlights energy infrastructure across the United States

    06/16/2015 6:31:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | June 16, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    EIA's energy mapping system is a data-intensive visual reference tool that includes several map layers defining energy infrastructure components across the United States. Using this series of maps, viewers can see crude oil, petroleum, natural gas, or hydrocarbon gas liquid pipelines, terminals, and ports in their area, as well as high voltage electric transmission lines. The mapping system combines information from many government agencies as well as public and private sources. Understanding infrastructure components is helpful as energy supply and consumption patterns change. These map layers can be presented over several base layers with geographic, topographic, street, or satellite image...
  • Forget evolution, immigration is Scott Walker’s real challenge

    02/14/2015 3:04:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 14, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Andrew Johnson of NRO reports that in 2002, as executive of Milwaukee County, Scott Walker signed a resolution that expressed support for “comprehensive immigration reform” that will “provide greater opportunity for undocumented working immigrants to obtain legal residency.” The author of the resolution says that Walker definitely supported it. Having signed it, he should be presumed to have supported, in any case. Will this news harm Walker’s chances of becoming the GOP presidential nominee? Standing alone, it shouldn’t. It’s one thing to sign a non-bonding resolution passed by the legislature in favor of “greater opportunity” for legal residency. It’s quite...
  • Miss Universe Gets Hot (HOTTIES ALERT)

    01/16/2015 2:28:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 93 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 01/15/2016 | John Hinderaker
    The finale of the Miss Universe pageant is a week from Sunday. It will be televised on NBC at 8 Eastern, 7 Central. We wrote about the pageant and previewed some of the contestants here. Miss Universe now easily eclipses Miss World as the leading international beauty pageant. It is on television, for one thing; it still has a swimsuit competition, for another. Also, Miss Universe promotes itself far more skillfully, perhaps because it is owned by Donald Trump. The main Miss Universe web site is here; the pageant’s YouTube feed is here; its Facebook page is here; its excellent...
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • The 25 Most Powerful Websites [FR cheated of Rathergate credit]

    09/24/2013 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Adrian Chen
    -snip- 24. Power Line From practically the day they sprang into existence, blogs have been denigrated as trivial, inaccurate, and derivative. Untrained writers could never match the accuracy and depth of newspapers and network news. Power Line, a scrappy right-wing blog, turned that perception on its ear when it took down one of old media’s most venerable figures: Dan Rather. In September 2004, Rather and CBS News aired an explosive story about George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. The report used military documents to show that Bush had received preferential treatment and performed poorly while failing...
  • Surprise: Rubio is “all-in” for amnesty

    04/12/2013 6:47:44 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 36 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 12, 2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    Politico reports that Marco Rubio is prepared “to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of the bill.” This isn’t much a surprise. In all likelihood, Rubio has been prepared to be the front-man in the push for amnesty and path for citizenship for illegal aliens from the get-go. His sponsorship of reprehensible efforts to demonize critics of amnesty have shown him to be every bit as much of a ruthless pro-amnesty ideologue as Chuck Schumer, for whom he is fronting.
  • The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Month for the Left (Article quoted by Rush today.)

    03/29/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Powerline.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Steven Hayward
    It is typical for politically-engaged people to note the weaknesses and defects of their own side, while overestimating the strength and prowess of their opponents. This is not a bad instinct, but sometimes it’s worth stepping back and trying to view the whole scene from a neutral perspective. It is possible a neutral or objective observer would conclude that the Left has just had about the worst month in longer than I can recall. First came the Sandra Fluke controversy. What looked like a well-staged triumph for the Left because of a rare overreach by Rush Limbaugh resulted instead in...
  • Man Accused of Assault With a Live Power Line (Yes, you read that correctly)

    08/31/2011 11:53:40 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | August 31, 2011
    (edit)  A College Park man has been accused of attacking a motorist with a live power line knocked down by the Hurricane Irene.  According to authorities, on Sunday, August 28, 32-year-old Richard Bialczak tailed a man with his car and then got out and attacked him. Derek Edwards, 28, was driving home from work when Bialczak's car came up closely behind him.  Edwards said he tried to get away from Bialczak, but the suspect matched him turn for turn, until they reached Colesville Road in Silver Spring.  There, the victim encountered a downed power line, still charged with electricity, which...
  • What The Hedgehog Knows About the GOP Presidential Race

    01/20/2011 2:42:42 PM PST · by radioone · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1-20-11 | Hugh Hewitt
    On my radio show on Wednesday, January 19, Dick Morris flatly declared that Mitt Romney could not win the Republican nomination for president because of the health care plan Romney guided into law in Massachusetts in 2005. On the same day my friend and superb political analyst John Hinderaker of Powerline fame declared that it was over for Sarah Palin. “The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest,” John wrote.
  • Palin for President? Forget It

    01/19/2011 9:41:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 194 replies
    Powerline ^ | Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | John Hindraker
    The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest. I say that not because I dislike her; on the contrary, I'm a fan. I think she did an excellent job as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008 and has been an effective spokeswoman for conservative causes in the years since. But there is no way she is ever going to be elected President, and the sooner Republicans get over that idea, the better. SNIP No one with a 59 percent unfavorability rating among independents has the chance of a snowball in Hell of being...
  • Obamacare: A Uniquely Vicious Form of Corruption...(A must read)

    01/07/2011 11:48:07 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    Power Line ^ | January 7, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    If you haven't already seen it, don't miss Karl Rove's column in today's (Wall Street Journal). Rove explains the vicious strategy at the heart of Obamacare: pass terrible legislation, and then collect a toll by exempting your friends--those who pay you lots of money--from that legislation, while your enemies have to live with it. We have had various forms of corruption over the years, but I don't believe we have had, within memory, anything quite this disgusting. The worst malefactor here, besides President Obama himself, is AARP:[snip] We've heard a lot about "crony capitalism" in recent years, but this is...
  • Thinking about the Buckley rule

    09/16/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 72 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 16. 2010 | Scott Johnson
    We have received an avalanche of email messages responding to our dust-up with Mark Levin over the candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and regarding our comments on Rush's suspension of the Buckley rule in favor of the (the Limbaugh Rule) Yesterday Rush crowed that the Limbaugh Rule (rules the day)Some readers have written to express their support, while some have written to express their disagreement with us. Some correspondents have condemned us as liberals, as RINOs, even as members of what Angelo Codevilla condemns as ("America's ruling class.")Speaking for myself, I would like to borrow the words of the...
  • Appeals court lets big power-line project move ahead (MN)

    06/08/2010 4:09:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies · 34+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/8/10 | JENNIFER BJORHUS
    The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld regulators' approval of the $1.7 billion CapX2020 power-line project, shooting down citizen complaints that the enormous project is unnecessary and would harm the environment. The decision was a big loss for the United Citizens Action Network, NoCapX2020 and Citizens Energy Task Force, who were challenging the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's 2009 approval of the major transmission buildout. The groups argued that since energy demand has been declining the expensive new power lines aren't needed. They also argued that regulators didn't adequately address the impacts on wildlife in certain areas such as the...
  • LGF to Powerline "No, I was actually thinking of breaking up with you first, girlfriend."

    09/17/2009 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Poopyhead · 42 replies · 1,702+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Charles Johnson
    Since the people at Powerline have made a big public announcement about it, I’ll just say that I’m not the least surprised that they’ve delinked LGF. Powerline has been going in a very bad direction recently; the “all Obama-hatred, all the time” focus is bad enough, but worse are their articles supporting European extremists like Geert Wilders (who wants to deprive Muslims of the freedom of religion and ban books) and outright fascists like the Belgian Vlaams Belang party. I’ve been considering removing them from my links for quite some time because of this kind of disturbing stuff, but I...
  • One bounce Obama didn't want (0 throws like a girl, Fox Sports hides the fact)

    07/16/2009 4:55:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    Power Line ^ | 7/15/2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Those of you who watched the beginning of the All Star game last night will have noticed that, when President Obama threw the first pitch, the camera shot was a close-up that made it impossible to see whether his pitch was on target. I found this odd, and so did Andy McCarthy. I'll make an educated guess that this was done at the insistence of the White House to prevent embarrassment in case Obama's pitch was a poor one. To be sure, the White House ultimately could not prevent everyone from seeing a bad pitch (YouTube and all of that),...