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Forget deer birth control, State opens special hunting season in Ithaca area

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4:27pm
Whitetail Doe

On Monday I wrote how the Village of Cayuga Heights, bordering the Cornell University campus and the City of Ithaca, has spent $2,984 per deer in  a sterilization program which had no hope of reducing the deer population to an environmentally safe level.

A reader just emailed me with a press release...

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Wisconsin “John Doe” target goes on offense, threatens federal suit

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:38pm
Walker addresses crowd

We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details.

We also noted the ...

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100 House Reps already have signed onto letter denouncing anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:15am
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For background, see my prior posts:

The letter will be finalized tomorrow morning as the House goes into recess Friday and many members leave tomorrow afternoon.  The letter is being coordinated through the offices of...

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One year ago, David Gregory was let off the D.C. gun law hook

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:35am
David Gregory NBC 30 round magazine

On December 23, 2012, David Gregory waved the now infamous 30-round ammunition magazine on air during a Meet the Press interview with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA following the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In D.C., mere possession of a 30-round magazine is a crime, regardless of whether the magazine is loaded.  D.C. is ...

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Still trying to digest the Big Belly Budget

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:11pm
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Any other “Bs” you can come up with regarding this?

Lawmakers unveil massive $1.1 trillion spending bill in bipartisan compromise:

Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion funding bill late Monday that would ease sharp spending cuts known as the sequester while providing fresh cash for new priorities, including President Obama’s push to expand...

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Employment Law Firm: Drop American Studies Assn membership or risk Title VII liability

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:15pm
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Based on its Quarterly publication, the American Studies Association as of last year had 80 Institutional Members.

Since ASA announced its academic boycott of Israel, we have confirmed that 6 universities have dropped their Institutional Memberships, while 11 more have denied being Institutional Members despite being so listed.

The updated list appears at the...

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Will we ever fully know the terms of surrender?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:58am
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The new “moderate” President of Iran has declared victory and international surrender (featured image above).

But what are the terms of our surrender?

According to Iran, we don’t really know; according to the State Deparment, we will find out. Via L.A. Times, New Iran agreement includes secret side deal, Tehran official...

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Has your Rep signed Congressional letter against Israel academic boycott?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00am
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I reported last Friday on the draft Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel.

The letter reads, in part:

We write in strong opposition to the American Studies Association’s (ASA) recent decision to boycott Israeli universities and academic institutions. While ASA has every right to express its views on policies pursued...

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Santa Claws: Hillary has a list, and she’s checking it twice

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:30pm
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Is there anyone who has not been in a coma for 30 years who is surprised that Hillary Clinton maintained a Hit List of those who betrayed her 2008 campaign?

Via Politico, Hillary’s Hit List:

Almost six years later, most Clinton aides can still rattle off the names of traitors and the favors...

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NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:30pm
Whitetail Doe

We have written before about the deer sterilization program in Cayuga Heights, which borders the Cornell campus (most people think of it as Ithaca, but it’s actually a separate municipality).

Because Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right:

I have written before about the moral angst sweeping the upscale Village of Cayuga Heights,...

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Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:32am
Chris Christie Stronger Than The Storm Ad

The other day I tried to make the distinction between dislike of Chris Christie, and joining the media mob which eventually will turn on Republican candidates you like. I told you not to feed that beast.

To defend Chris Christie:

This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:18pm
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[Featured image above from Facebook page of anti-Israel academic boycotter.]

The anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association has given rise to a massive pushback from a broad range of American civil society, including from over 180 university presidents (as of this writing), leading university and faculty organizations, other academics, and...

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Palestinians refuse to miss the opportunity to miss another opportunity

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 6:56pm
Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

Abba Eban famously said, “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”

And such is the history of the Palestinians, from the refusal to accept the 1947 U.N. partition, to decades of absolute rejectionism, to walking away from Camp David, to walking away from Ehud Olmert’s offer of ...

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You have to break some healthcare plans to make an Obamacare

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:57pm
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Who really cares about those much-maligned kulak individual health insurance market policy holders?

Hell, depending upon how you count them, they could number 15 million, or maybe as low as 6 million. You know who else didn’t care about … oh, never mind.

Just because you are not one of the much-maligned, don’t...

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