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Methinks she doth protesteth too much: The WaPo's DeceptiCON doyenne Jennifer Rubin, calls Rand Paul's speech "naive & silly" which I think is hilarious coming from a woman whose WaPo avatar is a caricature

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Church searches and finds the source of Madison's quote, so often used by Rand Paul in his foreign policy speeches and corrects the historic record.

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"Just the facts ma'am": While WaTimes reporters are content to just quote Rand's speech and leave the blogging to the DeceptiCON pros

Today's Latin Phrase: Quoniam id fieri quid vis non potest, vilis id quod possit = "As that which you wish cannot be effected,  you should wish for that which may be obtained" - Terrence

Firs Take: Daniel Larison at AmConMag.com has pros and cons from the Rand speech as well

Man In The Mirror: WaPo columnist claims Rand Paul is clone of Ron Paul just younger and more savvy (in other words, he is a "kook" as Milbank has called Ron Paul)

The Man Who Bluffed Barack Obama: OR Senator Ron Wyden just might get something out of Obama on the legality of the "kill-list" replete with American citizens names

The last honest liberal on earth, Glenn Greenwald, lays out the entire, sordid history of Obama's "kill-list", its unprecedented existence, and the unbelievable arrogance required to create, defend then actually USE the "power" MUST READ

Winning small battles: DeceptiCON "tax advocate" groups have now joined the sane/historical side of the "trad-paleo-conservative" pool demanding that the GOP actually CUT defense spending!!! (yes, you read that correctly-CUT spending)

"They gonna get a bailout aren't they!?" MegaTron-Super sized banks only increase the risk of bad loans made good because too much $$$ are concentrated in too few places (so we "can't allow" these banks to fail)

The Gods Must Be Crazy - I am not the only one who sees the excess and vulgarity of today's "SuperBowls' as just another extravagance we convince ourselves the majesty and glory of which will NEVER end

Selling the rope that will be used to hang us: WaPo Editor is using 1 & 2 year old polls to proclaim that the America Sheople LOVE them some drones

California Dreamin': The Golden state wants to recall gold it let citizens keep after the Callie Supremes ruled a 1993 tax law was "unconstitutional"

If you subsidize something you get more of it: ObamaCare's "exchanges" are already at 29% OVER their projected costs from just last year (ummm, I would say here "I told you so" but it won't stop the train from crashing off the cliff)