DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Clan of the Momma Grizzly, Mark McKinnon. Daily Beast:

The Alaska sensation is recruiting and endorsing GOP women nationwide—spooking the Democrats.

TPM  in favor of rape”? Brain dead website displays clueless lede:

Family Research Council: End Of DADT Means More Gay Rape In The Military

Is this some Roman Polanski style alternative universe where victims are expected to be raped and to be happy about it?   Or did TPM hire Eric Massa as editor?

Da Mayor for home invasion,  from the Peoples Republic of Chicago, via Fox News:

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city’s West Side.

At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle.


No charges have been filed against the homeowner, but Chicago currently has a statute outlawing the possession of handguns. Its legality is currently being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

If the homo owner comes in need of a legal defense fund, we will link to it.   If the intruder’s handgun was legal, I would expect he had made a sizable campaign fund.  Is there any other reason for mayors to outlaw self defense?

Kristen Powers on Dumbo, from New York Post:

Since the “blame BP” strategy isn’t working, Obama will today announce tougher safety requirements and more rigorous inspections for offshore drilling operations. Sounds nice — except the problem isn’t a lack of safety requirements, it’s that the experts at the US Minerals Management Service ignored the existing requirements.

While Powers thinks that the Obama administration is under managed, Valdimr, Red State, offers another theory, over-lawyered:

Liz’s bio (below the fold) is chock-full of counseling, coordinating, legislating and advocating, but very little doing. I posit that Ms. Birnbaum would not know an oil well if she fell into one.

Under Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the Minerals Management Service became an instrument by which the Administration advances its Green Energy/Green Jobs vision. The MMS Cape Wind and other renewable projects were the way to really get noticed within the agency. Oil and gas were so … so, over.

Other MMS top management resumes can be found here.  Note that the emphasis is heavy on environmental activism, light on oil and gas experience.

This explains the Obama administration response to the BP spill, threats of legal actions.  That what lawyers do, sue after the fact.   Leaders act and lawyers sue.  Obama was never an executive but it once was a lawyer.

Obama Care keeps bending the curve up, Dan Danner, Wall Street Jourrnal:

For decades small business owners have been telling anyone who would listen that they need health-care reforms that lower costs. But President Obama and his allies in Congress pushed through a law that will dramatically raise health-care costs and increase the overall cost of doing business. What’s more, the federal mandate requiring that nearly all U.S. residents carry health insurance by 2014 seriously threatens our basic constitutional rights and individual freedoms.

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