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Noah Rothman and Glenn Beck: false compassion for border kids - 07/09/14

... and the latest amnesty shill at HotAir. He's promoting a plan by Glenn Beck to give teddy bears, food, and soccer balls to Unaccompanied Alien Children; see UAC for the backstory on that issue. The Beck plan Rothman supports is an example of false compassion: something that is superficially compassionate but which will make things worse. The plan would encourage more kids to cross the border...

Yet another reason not to trust Erika Johnsen of HotAir (Illinois, taxes, Gallup) - 05/03/14

Erika Johnsen of HotAir and other fiscal conservatives have a habit of showing their low level of patriotism by turning their backs on their fellow citizens in California. Now, Johnsen and Hot Air readers have found a new state to turn their backs on: Illinois. While turning around, Johnsen also cherry-picked a poll to support her tax-lowering crusade. Johnsen offers "Illinois is the worst, say...

An Obamacare benefit to the GOP: more Job Creators - 02/27/14

... that's exactly how Ed Morrissey of HotAir reports it [1]. But, there is a big upside: more Job Creators! If the market in that area will sustain two more pet care centers, then someone's going to fill it. It won't be the Job Creator on the video, but it might be a whole new Job Creator (or two). Simply by passing Obamacare, Obama will have helped create new Job Creators, most of whom will vote...

"The Kronies": slick libertarian propaganda linked to Koch, and who doesn't reveal that - 01/24/14

... thoughts. * Next up: AllahPundit of HotAir. He writes ( peekURL.com/zu7VfdP ): ...Anyone know who’s behind this? It’s very clever and unusually elaborate. Not only is there a “Kronies” website replete with individual videos for each character, when you click the “Chimera Global Holdings Inc.” link at the bottom of the page there, it takes you to a second, entirely different but equally clever...

Kirsten Gillibrand could be better on immigration, but HotAir and others didn't help (Jazz Shaw) - 10/26/13

... finger. But, not to fear, Jazz Shaw of HotAir is here over four years later to describe how things happened [1]: With a background as a litigator, a face made for TV, two terms in the House and a few years in the Senate it’s not a bad resume. But if she gets too ambitious, voters will be reminded that Senator Gillibrand has a lot of history out there waiting to be explored. There’s a very...

No, AllahPundit, worries about the Koch brothers aren't just for liberals - 09/19/13

... ads here: imref.com/XnuQh ). At HotAir, AllahPundit discusses the ads and says ( peekURL.com/zWvnqa7 ): Generation Opportunity is, by the way, funded in part by the Koch brothers, so as much as I wish them success selling the opt-out approach on college campuses — the fewer healthy young people buy insurance, the less money there’ll be to keep insurance companies solvent, and the more...

Bruce McQuain of HotAir "calms the herd" for amnesty (immigration, McQ, QandO) - 07/27/13

... as I know) contributed to the HotAir front page before. But, he's kicked off his premiere appearance [1] in a big way: by supporting comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. I'll admit to being suckered in by the post title ("Paul Ryan faces immigration questions in townhall meeting"). When I saw that I was hopeful that someone had used the Question Authority plan to call Ryan on the huge...

Yet another way Hot Air will enable amnesty (Jazz Shaw, immigration, ACLU) - 06/16/13

... Morrissey and Erika Johnsen of HotAir both support comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. AllahPundit somewhat opposes it, he's just not doing all he could. There's also a fourth way Hot Air is enabling amnesty, and his name is Jazz Shaw. He writes [1]: Yet another glitch seems to be popping up in the immigration reform debate, and I’ll confess that I really didn’t see this one coming....

Ludicrous: Sen. Ron Johnson launches "Victims of Government" (regulations, Koch) - 03/26/13

... being conservative, it's hyped by HotAir [3]. However, this time the person doing the hyping is Allahpundit and not the usual suspect, Erika Johnsen. 4. In either 2012 or from 2007 to 2012 (it's not clear), Johnson's top benefactor was Koch Industries (an energy company); see Koch family for more. Other donors with a financial stake in lowered regulations include: Wausau Homes, Blue Cross/Blue...

The HotAir / Townhall "no amnesty" petition scam - 03/25/13

The site HotAir is running a banner ad encouraging their visitors to click to sign a petition against amnesty. It leads to a page (pictured below) at their sister site Townhall. Calling it a scam is being overly generous: 1. Unless very, very large numbers of people signed it, the petition will have no effect. A petition such as the one I proposed would have a great effect, if I could get any...

How the Reason Rupe poll misleads on immigration amnesty (Emily Elkins, Ed Morrissey) - 03/02/13

Ed Morrissey of HotAir will grasp at any straw to support amnesty, and the latest is "Reason-Rupe poll shows majority approves path to citizenship, oppose targeted drone killings of Americans" [1] referring to a poll by Reason Magazine [2]. That poll obtains its result by misleading; here's the question that was asked with the results: Which comes closest to your view about unauthorized...

Conservative bloggers who support amnesty (Rubio; Hot Air, Morrissey, Johnsen, Loesch, Moran, Mataconis...) - 01/21/13

... added later: * Ed Morrissey of HotAir ( @EdMorrissey; source: peekURL.com/zbUsvKU ): ...[Rubio's amnesty] would have a better chance of passing the Senate than a strict no-amnesty bill would, obviously. Democrats want to push on immigration reform anyway, and Republicans will have to have a reasonable alternative on the table. Rubio is under no illusions that this alone will allow the GOP to...

An example of rightwing blogger incompetence (Tim Scott as a token) - 12/19/12

... peekURL.com/zATZJQZ ) * AllahPundit of HotAir links to an apparently fair-to-Scott article from a liberal, but basically just describes what those like Reed do to conservatives without coming up with any sort of solution ( peekURL.com/zVM6Kg9 ) In addition to only one or two offering something approaching an effective argument, all of those listed engage in various technical errors (which I won'...

To Ed Morrissey, patriotism has a price tag (Gerard Depardieu, Hot Air, going Galt) - 12/17/12

... peekURL.com/zEf4J2g ). Of this, Ed Morrissey of HotAir says ( peekURL.com/zAnJmZD ): The arguments in this dispute are very revealing. Depardieu’s critics in France are heaving volcanoes of emotion, tossing out accusations of unpatriotism and “pathetic” selfishness. Depardieu, on the other hand, offers the rational argument that (a) he has the resources to choose his tax regime, (b) he has no...

Even AllahPundit realizes how amnesty would harm the GOP - 11/16/12

... "Hispanic vote", even AllahPundit of HotAir realizes how amnesty (comprehensive immigration reform) would harm the GOP. Referring to a draft GOP version of the DREAM Act called the ACHIEVE Act, AllahPundit says ( peekURL.com/zcupNsw ): I can’t understand why Senate Democrats would agree to this. Republicans are in a panic over the Latino vote; liberals have never had them in a more vulnerable...

HotAir readers: Ed Morrissey isn't capable of blocking amnesty, but we are - 11/13/12

Dear readers of HotAir: We disagree on many topics, but many of you agree with me on reducing illegal immigration and blocking amnesty. Ed Morrissey isn't on our side of that issue. Just a few days ago, Morrissey waved the white flag. Just today, Morrissey offers "Time to cut a deal on immigration" ( peekURL.com/zf8rMQP ) in which he completely, absolutely folds on amnesty. Morrissey has no clue...

Hot Air readers still turning their backs on millions of Americans in California - 11/11/12

... Parties as Represented by the HotAir Readership Aren't Really Patriots at All". See this for a previous example. The latest example features a post by Erika Johnsen entitled "The coming California supermajority?" ( peekURL.com/ztdStBR ); while she's toned down her anti-California stance since the last time, her readers more than pick up the slack. First, there are the just-wall-off-California...

Ed Morrissey ready to capitulate on amnesty (Hot Air, immigration) - 11/07/12

Ed Morrissey of HotAir is ready to help the GOP deal itself a losing hand, and is trying to round up others. Morrissey quotes ( peekURL.com/zSYJQs5 ) this from Jeff Poor of the Daily Caller: After Tuesday night's re-election victory for President Barack Obama, MSNBC's Chuck Todd predicted that one of the president's agenda items - one promise he never managed to fulfill in his first term - would...

Do red states give more to charity than blue states? - 08/20/12

... is here, and Erika Johnsen of HotAir discusses it in the completely expected way here. The study shows Utah residents giving 10.6% of their income, followed by Mississippi (7.2%), Alabama (7.1%), Tennessee (6.6%), and so on. While those are the highest percentages, in actual dollar terms residents of California give more than than the top eight percentage givers combined (Utah, Mississippi,...

Hot Air readers, Erika Johnsen turn their backs on millions of Americans in California ("anti-Arizona" immigration bill) - 07/06/12

... Erika Johnsen and the readers of HotAir. From "California senate passes "anti-Arizona" immigration bill" [1] (bolding added): Once again, here comes California, demonstrating their peculiar knack for proving just how spectacular the invention of federalism is - when states compete, we can aptly see what sort of policies work well, as well as what sort of policies don’t... ...Let me break this...

Why is Fast and Furious an approved topic for establishment conservatives and libertarians? - 06/24/12

... the same is true of sites like HotAir, Townhall, National Review, and other establishment conservative and libertarian sources including top bloggers. With a few obvious exceptions, those who support (truly) reducing illegal immigration and even legal immigration tend to get kicked out of such places. Not only are they "bad for business" (their ideas would cost some GOP sugardaddies money), but...

Fiscal conservatives side with America-denouncing billionaire (Cato, Dan Mitchell, Heritage, Brownfield, Sean Medlock, Daily Caller, HotAir) - 05/11/12

... follow. Meanwhile, the comments at HotAir about the Schumer-Casey plan are a garden of money-before-America thinking (hotair . com/headlines/archives/2012/05/17/ senate-dems-want-to-tax-ex-patriates-who-renounce-citizenship-for-tax-reasons): * Or they could simply lower the tax rate. But that would make too much cents. (aunursa) * Berlin wall 2.0. (the_nile) * 49% of Americans pay no federal...

"Mitt Romney, anti-gay bully" or "How Obama will be reelected" - 05/10/12

Earlier today, the Washington Post published allegations that Mitt Romney was a bully back in prep school (link). I didn't read the story, but that's not what this post is about. Instead, this is a meta post: the WaPo's story is yet another example of how the establishment media is going to help Barack Obama be reelected. The media will publish or broadcast story after story just like the current...

Erika Johnsen of Townhall/Hotair ignores immigration impact on California - 05/03/12

... ago I wrote about J.E. Dyer of HotAir.com ignoring immigration's impact on California. They've done it yet again, with Erika Johnsen of Townhall (they and HotAir share a parent company) offering "Go west, young man, go west! …Unless you're into being successful" (link). There isn't much fundamentally different between that and their earlier post. Both present helping corporations as the solution...

HotAir ignores mass immigration's impact on California (J.E. Dyer) - 04/30/12

In a HotAir "Greenroom" post ("California by the numbers", link) that was promoted to their front page, J.E. Dyer engages in the Fiscal Con. As described at that link, that consists of fiscal conservatives ignoring their role in the problems they whine about and using those problems to push another part of their agenda. In the current case, that consists of pushing lower taxes, fewer regulations...

Two examples of conservative failure (CPAC, rap, Crowder, Reynolds, V. Jackson) - 02/11/12

... it. ------------------------------ [1] hotair.com/archives/2012/02/11/ video-crowder-loesch-rap-at-cpac [2] Those playing the race card (or setting up their commenters to do it) include: Gawker gawker.com/5884224/ awful-white-rappers-drop-the-n-word-at-cpac-receive-standing-ovation Terkel of Huffington Post huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/cpac-2012-rap_n_1268571.html RawStory rawstory.com/rs/2012/...

Will California declare state-level immigration amnesty? (Opportunity and Prosperity Act, illegal aliens) - 12/03/11

... see many of the comments on the HotAir thread about Fuentes' plan (link): * I wonder if a state can be stripped of its statehood, cause California sure needs it. * Time for America to deport the CA government. * California is planning on leaving the union? Hasta la vista, baby! * I’m sure that California will enjoy its new status as Greece without the Parthenon. * Personally, I won’t invest a...

Rightwing's muted response to Brown signing unpopular, anti-American immigration law - 10/09/11

... Media (checked: front page) * HotAir * Patterico * Just One Minute * Andrew Breitbart's Big Government, Big Journalism (which doesn't even have an immigration category!), breitbart.tv or breitbart.com (checked: front pages) * Powerline * Dan Riehl's site (note: he did tweet the news about the signing however) * Human Events (checked: front page) * Gateway Pundit * Ace Mu Nu If that changes I'll...

Wall Street Journal, Ed Morrissey ignore immigration impact on teen unemployment - 07/01/11

... posts [1] and Ed Morrissey of HotAir hypes [2] an editorial blaming the minimum wage for very high teen unemployment (see this). While the minimum wage might play a role, a clearer role is played by massive low-skilled immigration. Yet, neither the WSJ nor Morrissey even hint at that. Perhaps it's because the WSJ is a strong supporter of unlimited immigration, and Morrissey isn't exactly a...

Government spending & the deficit are a distraction from much more important issues - 04/09/11

... mentions of the listed terms at HotAir [1]. In 2007 there were an average of just 8 mentions per month of the word "deficit" at HotAir. By 2011, there were an average of 222 mentions per month:

What Ed Morrissey forgot to tell you about the Japanese tsunami and capitalism - 03/13/11

Ed Morrissey of HotAir uses the recent tragic earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan as a launching point to promote his idea of free market capitalism. Except, he forgot to mention free market capitalism's possible role in the current nuclear issues associated with the tragedy (link): Well, the question here is whether wealth allows for adaptation - or whether an economic system’s openness to...

Reason Magazine misleads about Jared Loughner (+AllahPundit, Glenn Reynolds) - 01/18/11

... video is linked by AllahPundit of HotAir at hotair.com/archives/2011/01/18/ video-the-very-dumbest-political-soundbites- about-the-arizona-shootings and by Glenn Reynolds at pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/113424 See his name's link for much more information on him, including his attempts to run away from his violent rhetoric.

Did Pima County Sheriff Dupnik ignore Jared Loughner's warning signs before Gabrielle Giffords shooting? - 01/13/11

... the red flags on Loughner?", hotair.com/archives/2011/01/10/ did-dupnik-miss-the-red-flags-on-loughner), even if he CYAs: we’re getting lots of e-mails about this post, but I’m unfamiliar with the site and can’t vouch for its credibility. Under those circumstances I’d normally pass on it, but since America’s new standard of journalism requires no supporting evidence whatsoever before tossing an...

Ed Morrissey, Glenn Reynolds, Newsbusters don't tell whole truth about Bell, California - 09/22/10

... Reynolds [1], Ed Morrissey of HotAir [2], and Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters [3] take them to task. That's definitely a valid concern. However, at the same time, those three all fail to even acknowledge the role that massive/illegal immigration has played in the problems that Bell and other cities in that area have been having for years. When complaining about the media not telling the whole...

Confronted, Harry Reid claims illegal aliens aren't working construction jobs (note: in Nevada, maybe on stimulus projects) - 07/13/10

... the way it's being presented by HotAir [2] and by the low-wattage "StandWithAZ" group (the video was uploaded by them). Unfortunately, it's not clear whether Reid was referring to all construction jobs or just those funded by the stimulus. In the first case he's, of course, lying through his teeth: as the report points out, Pew Hispanic says that 17% of all construction workers are illegal...

Ed Morrissey: the Birther's Joe McCarthy (Sharron Angle) - 07/02/10

Ed Morrissey of HotAir recently conducted an interview of Sharron Angle, and even his commenters call him out for engaging in McCarthyism on the Obama citizenship issue. Morrissey says [1]: In the past few days, rumors have swirled that Angle is a crypto-Birther. I asked her “flat out” whether she believed Barack Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and she replied, “No. Is that flat-out...

Democrats skip townhalls to avoid tea party "patriots" - 06/07/10

... For instance, the Ed Morrissey HotAir post about this [1] uses the phrase "Milk Carton Democrats", as if that's going to cause them to start holding meetings again. That post has comments like: "This is gonna backfire on the Dems come November" and the even dumber "They can’t avoid the most important “town hall”– election day!" That's not that likely: in almost all districts the tea party types...

Carol Shea-Porter "p0wns" her Teaparty constituents, including a doctor - 04/02/10

... is promoted by Ed Morrissey of HotAir; he says nothing about how ineffective the video is (hotair.com/archives/2010/04/02/ video-shea-porter-plays-april-fools-joke-on-town-hall/).

John McCain misleads about JD Hayworth over "birthers"; HotAir helps - 02/25/10

... and being promoted by at least HotAir; please see this discussion of the proper way to handle the "Birthers" issue. It involves simply telling the truth, something that many across the political spectrum have problems with.

Ron Paul was right: Federal Reserve had involvement in Watergate, money sent to Saddam Hussein (Ben Bernanke) - 02/25/10

... corrections at post time: * AllahPundit hotair.com/archives/2010/02/24/ron-paul-grills-bernanke- wasnt-the-fed-involved-with-saddam-and-in-watergate (no correction at post time) * Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/02/24/ ron-paul-on-watergate-saddam-hussein-and-the-federal-reserve/ * NPR npr.org/blogs/money/2010/02/ ron_paul_ben_bernanke_and_wate.html * Heather...