Letter to the Reader, January 30, 2013

There is a lot of commentary currently about immigration and amnesty.

Ann Coulter Slams Marco Rubio Over Immigration Plan

A Time to Fight” by John O’Sullivan, National Review Online, January 29, 2013.

Amnestry gang to law-abiders: You’re chumps!” by Michelle Malkin, January 30, 2013.

Krauthammer: Senate Immigration Proposal Is Essentially ‘Instant Legalization’Real Clear Politics.

Vitter on Rubio’s Immigration Proposal: He’s Amazingly Naive” The Laura Ingraham Show, January 30, 2013.

A Pointless AmnestyNational Review Online, January 30, 2013.

Vignette: Wildflower Center

Ruth and I would regularly visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at least once a year. One of our last purchases was a Mexican olive tree.

Cordia boissieri

Cordia boissieri

We never planted the olive tree, but it was repotted today, January 30, 2013. Perhaps it can be saved.

Wildflower Center Native Plant Database: Cordia bossieri

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THIS TIME Obama needs to be vetted BEFORE the November 2012 elections!

Andrew Breitbart, Stanley Kurtz and Trevor Loudon have done EXTENSIVE investigating and have Truthful documentation of Obama’s radical past and the people Obama surrounds himself with on a continual basis.

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[Below is a talk given by Stanley Kurtz at the Wednesday Morning Club on January 5, 2011.]

David Horowitz: It’s been 20 years with the Center trying to tell conservatives that these people are not liberals, that they are leftists and if their dreams are fulfilled they will destroy the United States, and very, very dangerous people.  And while conservatives have given me support and given our Center support, they never quite got into their system what I think is the appropriate view of our opponents in these battles.  Conservatives, as you’ve probably heard me say, are far…

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Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

I’ve had a bad experience with a FoxNews reporter in the past. Which was why Charles Couger apologized for an offense he had nothing to do with and promised to behave professionally.

His story appeared earlier today and is titled Leaked UN climate report slammed for citing WWF, Greenpeace. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a big, complicated bureaucracy. Anyone who hasn’t been studying it for a while has a difficult time making sense of things. Couger has done an admirable job.

The full text of our e-mail interview follows, with a typo corrected and links to my book inserted:

1. Is the WWF an “activist” group?

On its website, the WWF invites people to join its “environmental campaigning community” (see here, under the “Take action” subheading). It’s therefore accurate to describe the WWF as

  1. an activist group
  2. a pressure group (a term often used in…

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Letter to the Reader, January 23, 2013

This is an update of the Letter to the Reader, December 13, 2012.

Today in National Review Online, Stanley Kurtz called attention to a series that Michelle Malkin has started about the Common Core, the name of a national curriculum. There is more about this here in Malkin’s website and in “Common Core Corrupts: The Obama administration is corrupting education.” by Michelle Malkin, National Review Online, January 23, 2013.

So far, Texas is one of the very few states in the United States not involved with Common Core.


January 25, 2013, Update, Part 2 of the Series:

Rotten to the Core (Part 2) Readin,’ Writin’ and Deconstructionism,” by Michelle Malkin, January 25, 2013.


Obama’s Education Takeover (An interview with Stanley Kurtz, Heartland Institute audio)


Should the White House control what your kids learrn?” by Stanley Kurtz, Fox News.com, September 7, 2012.

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By John Sexton | June 9, 2012 | Breitbart News

In the ongoing discussion of Barack Obama’s involvement with Chicago’s extremist “New Party,” online literature from the Party likely reveals that the young state senator not only was a member but had to commit financially to membership.

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Letter to the Reader, January 21, 2013.

An excerpt from Obama’s 2013 inauguration speech has been posted in Bishop Hill.


Commentary About This by James Delingpole:

Obama declares war on reality” by James Delingpole, The Telegraph, January 21, 2013.

More about the Doran study mentioned by Delingpole can be found here.


A January 20, 2013, article in The Telegraph may be relevant.

JoNova and NoTricksZone have additional news and commentary.

The Coming of a New Ice Age” by Gerald E. Marsh, Winningreen.

Charles Krauthammer’s Comments about Obama’s inauguration speech