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Three years old

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:30am

October 12, 2008, a day which shall live in infamy.

The day of the first post at this thing called a blog which some guy decided to call Legal Insurrection:

Obama is “Door  No. 2″

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Three years later the scorecard shows over 9,750,000 visits, 12,750,000 page views, 4,350 posts,...

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Hey country, can you spare

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:00am

some change?

Thanks to reader and frequent photographer Linda, who spotted this near Nashville, TN:

 
 
 

New Hampshire Republican debate in song

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:25pm

Differing impressions of tonight’s Republican debate in New Hampshire:

According to Mitt Romney:

Tonight’s the night that the lights went out in Texas

According to Rick Perry:

And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

According to Herman Cain:

Let me entertain you, let me make you smile

According to Michele Bachmann:

I am the tax lawyer, Obama’s the tax man, I’ll cut your taxes,...

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Republican New Hampshire Debate – 10-11-2011

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:00pm

The New Hampshire debate starts at 8 p.m. Eastern. I’ll try to embed the live feed, since it’s not on national television.  Here the link to the live broadcast (not able to find embed yet).

You can partipate in the discussion in the Cover-It Live box below or for a more permanent...

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Chris ♥ Mitt Tweet of Day

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 5:42pm

From Elizabeth Crum:

 
 
 

Gilad Shalit

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:59pm

An Israeli soldier who has been in prison in Gaza for 5 years without so much as a visit by the Red Cross.

Apparently a deal has been reached for his release.

The terms...

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No personal space left

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 12:42pm

Union-backed protesters plan on protesting outside the buildings of several billionaires in New York City, including trying to present “checks” representing the funds the billionaires will save if a...

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Wisconsin, May 2012 – Be there

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:27am

The mother of all recall battles is set to launch on November 15, when the 60 day clock starts for Wisconsin Democrats to obtain over 540,206 signatures on recall petitions against Governor Scott Walker.

If suffiicient signatures are obtained (and I assume...

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The problem with public sector employee unions

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:01am

is pretty well set out in this article in The Providence Journal about intimidation of legislators who are considering reforms needed to save Rhode Island from fiscal collapse (see my post yesterday for background):

Philip Keefe, the president of the second-largest state employees union, the R.I. Alliance of Social Service Employees, said...

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Stop campaigning like Democrats

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 8:30am

I criticized Mitt Romney’s campaign on the night of the Reagan Library debate for having a spokesman claim that Perry wanted to kill social security, linking to this tweet by John McCormack:

The Romney campaign has been hitting similar themes for the past month.  It’s the type of scare tactic Democrats use...

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I dare #OccupyWallStreet to try to #OccupyThisCar

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:00am

I would love to see the #OccupyWallStreet protesters try to occupy this guy’s car.

It’s a fair bet that he’s not a fan of #OccupyWallStreet protesters carrying the Soviet Flag in Philadelphia, taking dumps on police cars in New York, or chanting stuff about doing it with animals.

In other words, he’s probably one of those dangerous extremists the Department of Homeland Security keeps warning us about.

Another one from Larry in Miami, who took this photo in Sunrise, Florida:

 
 
 

Eliminationist Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:56pm

Democrats and media helpers like Paul Krugman have been weaving a Tea Party eliminationist narrative for years.

As pointed out by James Taranto, it looks like Democrats finally have found an eliminationist narrative they can believe in:

Related:  Worst. #OccupyWallStreet. Advice. Ever.

 
 
 

Open

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:53pm

What’s new in the #OccupyWorld?

The untold or at least not sufficiently told story here is the role of the Canadian firm AdBusters in organizing these protests.  Your links and info. would help me in pulling that story together.

I also found quite interesting and distrubing the accounts of Ob...

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Did they really chant “you can have sex with animals or whatever”?

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:25pm

Is there anything #OccupyWallStreet protesters will not chant responsively?  Apparently not.

“Jump the shark” doesn’t begin to describe this sequence of responsive chanting (I think they call it human microphone or whatever).

We saw the responsive chanting at Occupy Atlanta, but this one takes the cake, as the crowd mindlessly repetively chants, “You can...

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Rhode Island’s Pension Cliff

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:15am

I know you know about Rhode Island’s public sector employee pension problem, because I’ve posted about it so many times.

But take a look at this chart which shows how household contributions to public sector pensions (state employees and teachers) is expected to climb to just over $2000 per household by 2018 unless...

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The ignorance of the masses – Soviet flag at #OccupyPhiladelphia

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9:00am

We’ve seen this before, at the celebration of Obama’s victory in 2008, where students unfurled the Soviet flag in celebration. I chalked that up to profound historical ignorance, much like the chic wearing of Che Guevara and Mao t-shirts.

The carrying of the Soviet flag at the Occupy Philadelphia protest, by contrast, more likely...

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#OccupyWallStreet: No masks for you

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Posted by    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:20am

You may not know it, but the internet hacking group Anonymous helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement with a video released in late August:.

During the initial protests in...

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