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It’s nice to be needed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to frequent photographer Jason for this photo taken earlier this week in Greenville, NC:

 
 
 

Judge William Young sentencing the shoe bomber

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 3:28pm

I had heard this before, but stumbling upon it this afternoon, I thought it worth reprinting because few people are aware of it.

It’s the sentencing of shoe bomber Richard Reid by U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) Judge William Young in January 2003, in full:

Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to...

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Foreplay and America are back, baby!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:10pm

A ringing endorsement of Rick Perry from Kinky Friedman, with as many laughs per square inch as any endorsement I have ever seen (emphasis mine):

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in...

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No charges against Prosser; time for Bradley to step down

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:22pm

Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Justice David Prosser of using an illegal “chokehold” on her.  At the time, I pointed out that if the charge was not sustained, and Bradley falsely had accused Prosser of using a potentially life threatening “chokehold,” Bradley needed to step down.

Now, a special prosecutor has just decided...

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An Apple what if

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:59am

Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple, likely for good.

What a lesson Apple holds.  I’ve never bought an Apple computer or “device” (although I did get an iPod as a gift), but I’ll never forget my amazement in law school in the early 1980s when a local computer store had...

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So tell me about West Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 9:28am

John Conyers (D-Mich), via The Hill, talking about West Virginia:

“There’s a big campaign going on about how you clean coal, and we want to examine that as critically and fairly as we can, but here’s the problem: I’ve been to West Virginia, and that’s about all they’ve got there…”

Joe Manchin’s response...

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I’ve never met a real charter member

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Marisa who writes that the photo was …

… taken in the parking lot of a small shopping center in Emerald Isle, NC at the end of July, Walter Jones is the Congressional Rep for this area.

 
 
 

Is Romney the new Rudy?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 5:24pm

Rudy famously waited too long in 2008, by skipping Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, assuming he would win big in Florida.  He didn’t, because by the time the primaries arrived in Florida, Rudy was an also ran.

Back in July I suggested that Mitt Romney may be hurting himself by allowing...

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Allen West on Libya, Egypt, etc.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:00pm

It’s not often I thank Think Progress, but thanks for this video interview of Allen West on the issue of Obama foreign policy in Libya and the Middle East.  Think Progress, with its videographer following West on his trip to Israel, figured they’d get good sound bites.  And they did!

I would...

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Well, it could have been Krugman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 1:44pm

Someone created a faux Paul Krugman Google+ account and posted the following:

People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage.

The message sent out on Twitter (now removed) was picked up by ...

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Marco Rubio at The Reagan Library

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 9:51am

What a guy.  He not only saved Nancy Reagan when she was falling, he also gave a speech  on the role of government which should be remembered as the kick off of the Marco Rubio for President campaign, we just don’t know what year yet.

Update:  For what it’s worth, this is...

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Widener Law School loses major donor over Connell case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8:35am

I posted on Saturday about Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case.

I noted that Widener had confirmed that “[a] member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Law and a member of the School of Law Campaign Subcommittee have stepped down from those roles for...

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We shore waz

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Michael for the photo of a car he spotted in Melbourne, Florida.

What is it about Melbourne, Florida?

 

 
 
 

Earthquake!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 3:52pm

How could I not.

Twitter is abuzz.  My tweets have been momentous and perceptive.  Not to mention prescient:

 

Did anything actually happen?

Update:  The President is safe:

 
 
 

I was right about taking the debt deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1:50pm

I was right when I said Republicans should take the debt deal, as bad as it was, because otherwise any negative consequences would provide Obama an excuse for his own failures.

And I was right.

Polling in the three weeks since the deal was announced has shown Obama in a perilous slide. ...

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Mark your calendars, Kathleen returns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 12:44pm

You doubted she would, after working for The Wall Street Journal in London.

But it is to be.

Mark your calendars for September 6.

 
 
 

Boycott Divest Sanction and Destroy Israel Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11:13am

When they say Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel, they don’t really mean it.  Those are just code words for Destroy Israel.

Below is a video of a demonstration in London as part of the BDS(D) movement, via @EliLake, who notes

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