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Racist dorm door writing was hoax, Grand Valley State U police say

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:30am
http://fox17online.com/2014/02/18/gvsu-investigating-racist-threat-left-on-students-dorm-door/#

Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University near Detroit in Michigan.

Here’s a photo of the student’s dorm door:

Much like the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax, the incident caused much turmoil on campus, as reported by MLive:

Students who live in the residence hall said they were...

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Roger Waters justifies anti-Israel boycott with fake Gandhi quote

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:10pm
http://youtu.be/ICrIDP6tVZM

Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, endorsed the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement in 2011.

Since then, his rhetoric has gotten more and more extreme, including comparing Israelis to Nazis. He uses a giant balloon of a pig at his concerts, featuring a Jewish Star of David on its side.

Waters...

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Higher Ed Bubble: Media Studies Ph.D. leaves academia to join Buzzfeed

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:55pm
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Anne Helen Petersen announced that she is leaving academia to join Buzzfeed.

Who is Anne Helen Petersen?

Someone who holds a Ph.D in 2011 from UT-Austin in Media Studies, and teaches Feminist Media Studies, among other things.  Here’s her Whitman College faculty description:

Anne Helen Petersen received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin,...

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(Almost) Everything you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one video

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:33pm
http://youtu.be/ZnB2neS4cHg

It’s not a political video.

It’s about how Israel is helping rehabilitate Palestinian Fatah members who have been knee-capped by Hamas in Gaza.

It’s also about how Fatah did similar things to Hamas members.

The brutality visited upon each other is nothing compared to what would be visited on Israeli Jews if Fatah and...

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Welcome to the Crimean Soviet Socialist, I mean Russian, Republic

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:55am
http://youtu.be/fJ0sPfOwvTg

Via Reuters:

President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Friday, as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials….

In a Kremlin ceremony shown live on state television, Putin signed a law on ratification of a treaty...

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Guide to Miami Crazy

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Miami Edgewater - Crazy

Giving California Crazy a run for its money.

From @SGLawrence:

This Prius was parked in Edgewater, the hottest, newest and trendiest section of Miami, Florida, where condominiums are now being snapped up for $400-$600/square foot. (A bargain, still, compared to South Beach and some sections of downtown Miami where preconstruction can command $900/square foot).

There were so many Liberal cliches plastering its rear-end (including some plugs for the State of Vermont, the University of Vermont and Socialist Bernie Sanders), but I thought it was both curious and telling that no room was made for the Wonders of Obamacare.

Bumper Sticker - Miami Edgewater - 2012 Election

Bumper Sticker - Miami Edgewater - Peace

 
 
 

Conservative Prof wins discrimination lawsuit against UNC-Wilmington

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:30pm
Mike Adams UNC

University of North Carolina at Wilmington professor Michael Adams has won his discrimination lawsuit, in a jury verdict rendered today. The judge now will rule on damages.

The Jury Verdict form and Judgment are embedded at the bottom of this post.

Adams was the professor who wrote the viral response to another professor...

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Breaking – The Tea Party is dead again, deja dead all over again

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:53pm
Tea Party IRS Protest Jersey City

Of course we’ve heard this before.

From Josh Kraushaar at National Journal, The Tea Party’s Over:

2014 is shaping up as the year the Republican establishment is finding its footing. Of the 12 Republican senators on the ballot, six face primary competition, but only one looks seriously threatened: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi....

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A call for anti-Israel academic boycotters to boycott themselves

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:46am
http://youtu.be/MF8pNDtLb4Q

The American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel is premised on complying with a call from Palestinian civil society:

It is resolved that the American Studies Association (ASA) endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

In justifying the academic boycott of Israel, the...

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Martha Robertson dodges my questions about fundraising

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:30pm
J Street U Cornell Welcomes Martha Robertson

Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List-backed and “Red to Blue” designated Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, also has been endorsed by J Street.

J Street is the controversial group which received funding

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Obama-Putin an abusive relationship

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:31pm
Obama Stranded

Face it, Obama has structured key portions of U.S. foreign policy on Vlad Putin playing nice.

Iran nukes? Check.
Syria chemical weapons and civil war? Check.
Egypt shifting allegiances? Check.
Nuclear arms treaty compliance? Check.
Central and Eastern Europe territorial integrity? Check.

On what key issues does Putin need Obama?

Yeah, now Vlad is threatening to leave the...

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Will Elizabeth Warren claim Cherokee heritage in autobiography? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1:38pm
Elizabeth Warren  A Fighting Chance Cover - Cropped

Elizabeth Warren is publishing A Fighting Chance, an autobiography chronicling her life story.

AP reports:

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written a book chronicling her life story, from her working-class roots in Oklahoma to a se...

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Obamacare (premiums) to skyrocket

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:17am
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

More pain to come.

Much more.

As reported by The Hill:

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.

The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up...

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Northeastern U rally cry: “Long Live The Intifada”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:30am
Northeastern SJP Rally 3-18-2014 Long Live The Intifada 2

We reported previously on Anti-Israel student group suspended at Northeastern for vandalism, intimidation, disruption.

That group was Northeastern Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

Ilya Feoktistov has an excellent write-up on the group at

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California Crazy, circa 2006

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00am
Porch Concord CA Bush 2006

A comment to our bumper sticker post, Guide to California Crazy, inspired a response from reader JoAnne:

Just wanted to add this picture to prove Alex’s hypothesis! And just another reason we left California! This pic is from 2006 but she changed the signs to go with the current campaign.

It was taken in Concord, CA in May of 2006. Suck, huh?!!

Thanks for all your work.

Here’s part of the comment to which she was responding:

Alex Bensky | March 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

I have pointed out before this confirmation of my bumper sticker guide to political personalities.

…. My hypothesis is that it reveals a certain basic strain in leftist thinking and motivation–that the primary goal of political opinions is moral display, showing oneself and others that one is a good, decent person whose sensibilities are attuned to a higher plane. To many leftists, politics is primary a means of moral exhibitionism and moral confirmation.

If anyone has arguments with this hypothesis, please offer them.

 
 
 

Guide to California Crazy

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:30am
Bumper Sticker - Los Angeles - Next War

From LukeHandCool, a handy Guide to California Crazy, with commentary:

Came across this motorized billboard on a corner of Wilshire Boulevard on L.A.’s Westside after dropping the son off at school. He’s becoming quite a politically incorrect joker and I’d just given him a little lecture to be cautious around his teachers; that it’s much safer to give the teacher a rotten, non-organic, non-fair-trade apple than to challenge his/her political sensibilities.

Anyway, behold the peak of evolution of the car as pop-art-political statement.

I call it, “Driving the Narrative: When Life Imitates Art Imitating Life: A Conversation with Still Life.”

1) “Marriage = heart + heart.” My wife has disproved this theory.

2) “Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors.” Whereupon they go to The Afterlife on the backs of cars.

3) “Earth Without Art is Just ‘Eh.’” Spoken like a true cavewoman.

4) “Imagine What We Could Accomplish if We Weren’t so Afraid of Each Other.” You first.

5) “The Most Powerful Mind-Altering Substance is the Truth.” Yeah, but I suspect the buzz it gives you won’t feel too good, lady.

6) “The Time to do the Right Thing is Always Now.” Tony Robbins just gagged.

7) “Got Aloha?” Yeah. You?

8) “I’m Already Against the Next War.” Oh! You’re a Prepper!

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Doctor of Latte Studies Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:30am
http://youtu.be/MZAp-QMkV7o

Doctor of Latte Studies:

DODOs:

I bet these people support #BanBossy:

Wonder what coach thinks:

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