Throwing links at you before I head to lunch with conservative friends

Quick Link and Open Thread imageI’m off to lunch with two conservative friends (one I knew for years without either of us realizing the other was conservative), so I’m just going to throw these links at you.  Take a deep breath, ’cause here goes:

The 1950s study saying most Americans are mindless, Nazi-esque sadists was a fraud.

The IRS is issuing rules that retroactively and proactively enable it to shut down Tea Party organizations — and only Tea Party organizations.

Charles Krauthammer reams Obama’s incompetence and absence from governing, even as David Brooks insists that this is why now is a perfect time to increase executive power.  Brooks even has a two-liner that will become a classic of sycophantic stupidity:  “This is a good moment to advocate greater executive branch power because we’ve just seen a monumental example of executive branch incompetence: the botched Obamacare rollout. It’s important to advocate greater executive branch power in a chastened mood.”

I think Brooks is delusional to think that the lying-ist administration ever will suddenly become honest and effective.

England, the land that gave us the entire notion of freedom and self-sufficiency, sinks ever deeper into the abyss of political correctness and bureaucratic tyranny.

A weak leader makes our country look like the equivalent of a wounded wildebeest.  No wonder the jackals are running up and taking painful nips at our downed carcase, curious as to whether we’ve still got some fight in us.  The answer, sadly, is no.  No wonder the jackals in Libya are geared up for a second bite.  After all the administration’s response to their first attack was to pretend that it really hadn’t happened.

And then there’s this, which I thought was a hoax, kind of like Ted Cruz’s pwning an Obama tweet, only to learn that it’s real:


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  • Ymarsakar

    See, the thing about the Left is that they expand your mind’s imagination. What you could never imagine as being true, they will make it so. To warrant the phrase that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Because while authors only think they are gods in their novels, Democrat politicians think they are gods on this planet.

  • Ymarsakar

    The experiments weren’t a fraud. They may have lacked scientific consistency but they were reproduced in different formats.
    If you want a majority, you need a legitimate authority and for people to believe. Milgram did not have the infrastructure necessary to do so at the time, but his methods were creative ones that alerted other people that this was possible.
    The role of Milgram was to setup the experiment and the hypothesis. It was up to the rest of us to use the data and interpret it. And we have interpreted it and explained why people obey Authority.

  • lee

    I must to say that Santiago Lyon’s Op-Ed is certainly and INTERESTING read:

  • Gringo

    The 1950s study saying most Americans are mindless, Nazi-esque sadists was a fraud.
    Why am I not surprised?
    You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant. You can get any results you want from “Social Science.” You want to prove A, “Social Science” can do it for you. You want to prove not-A, “Social Science” can do that also.

  • Ymarsakar

    In physics, if you want to prove light is a wave, you can do so. If you want to prove light is a particle, you can do that too. If you want to prove that two particles can communicate over any distant, instantly, quantum mechanics can do so.
    So, Gringo, is physics and quantum physics, now the same as social science? Methodology wise on the basis of experiment methodology, that would have to be so judging by your lines.