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Intense vetting of Chris Christie will make him a stronger candidate, if he survives it (Update: Vetting or Vendetta?)

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:59am
Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones has noticed the obvious — The NY Times is devoting enormous resources to going after Chris Christie.

The Times has found its mark, and now just needs actual news and actual wrongdoing to take him out. As Drum describes it, No Smoking Guns Yet, But the Noose...

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Obama Cheerleader Rachel Maddow upset at being called an Obama Cheerleader

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:39am
Rachel Maddow Tim Huelskamp Cheerleader Amazing

Well what should we call her?

The money quotes start at 2:20 of this video.

Off topic — has she apologized yet for her inaccurate anti-Koch Brothers conspiracy theory?

“This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel,” an animated [Tim] Huelskamp [R-KS] told Maddow. “And if you would stop being a...

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“Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law” = new GOPspeak for “illegal”?

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:14pm
http://youtu.be/BMzsUo2aM4U

We’ve written before about how open-borders supporters carefully and successfully manipulated our language by branding long-standing terms such as “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” racist even though the terms are race-neutral.

The new politically correct term is supposed to be “undocumented.” Because immigr...

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Cruel Obamacare cost punishment is not unusual

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30pm
Obamacare Judy Pennsylvania company price increase

Here is a good example of what is happening at small companies around the country.

Via Weekly Standard:

Look at the numbers,” says the reporter of two employees. “Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible. Since Obamacare went into effect, it’s now jumped 60 percent to $2,000. That’s nothing compared to...

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How will Texas voters react to Wendy Davis having daughters fight her political battle?

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:10am
Wendy Davis Daughter Amber Letter CBS News

WOAI 1200 in San Antonio had an article yesterday about Wendy Davis having her daughters defend her mothering, Involvement of Davis Daughters Seen as High Stakes Gambit in Governor’s Race.

The article quoted an SMU political analyst as indicating bringing the daughters out was a risky move that might work,...

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BDS takes Oxfam down with it as Scarlett Johansson resigns

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:36am
SodaStream SuperBowl 2014 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johhansson has been under attack by the anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement because she became a “Global Brand Ambassador” for SodaStream, the Israeli company that has factories around the world, including one in the “West Bank.”

See yesterday’s post,  SodaStream wins French court case against boycott group, for more about...

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Chicago anti-political machine activists disgusted with SOTU

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:33pm
Chicago Black Activists Obama SOTU Speech 2014

I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address.

Some grassroots activists in Chicago did. Paul McKinley is in the video.

They were not happy, because they know Obama from Chicago. And they are not part of the machine.

Via Rebel Pundi Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The...

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SodaStream wins French court case against boycott group

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:59pm
SodaStream 2014 Superbowl Commercial

This is a small win, but a win is a win.

We need a lot more such legal challenges to anti-Israel boycott groups, who  are propagandists and have no compunctions about lying and making up accusations in the worst tradition of Pallywood.

Whether it’s hummus, coffee cafes, or academic scholars, there is nothing Israeli...

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Not watching SOTU last night was surprisingly refreshing

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:09pm
State of the Union 2014 Biden Smirk

I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address last night.  Unlike prior years where I had live feeds and extensive coverage.

Instead, I listened to IN-A-GADDA-DA-SOTU.

I did peek at Twitter a couple of times, but not long enough to turn into a pillar of salt.

Reading the headlines and tweets today, there...

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Wendy Davis is the Deja Victim candidate

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:47am
Amber Davis and Wendy Davis Daughter Texas Tribune Video

Wendy Davis’ core political narrative was one of overcoming victimhood — an abandoned single teenage mom  who struggled to raise her family in a trailer park and overcame the odds to work her way through college and Harvard Law School, and on to a successful law career, through grit and determination.

Only problem was, the...

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NY State Senate passes anti-academic boycott bill

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:00am
NY State Capitol Building

We previously have mentioned that the Speaker of the NY State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, is backing an Assembly bill barring use of state funds to support participation in organizations — such as the American Studies Association — that conduct academic boycotts, and cutting off state funding for higher education institutions that...

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IN-A-GADDA-DA-SOTU

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:35pm
Richard Nixon State of the Union 1970

I don’t know if I can watch tonight.

The previews are absolutely horrifying.

I’m going to turn off the ceiling lights, put on the strobe light, and pretend Richard Nixon still was president —...

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The End: Wendy Davis fighting with Bristol Palin

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:13pm
Wendy Davis Interview Bristol Palin Tweet

As have many people, Bristol Palin weighed in on the Wendy Davis narrative, and took issue with what she called the “Made-for-TV-Movie-Type-Tale.”

When Davis was asked about it, she took the bait (video at bottom of post), generating headlines that must make seasoned political types and progressive Davis supporters in the media cringe,...

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Republicans never can jump high enough on immigration amnesty

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:24pm
John Boehner lunch counter immigration

Sometime this week House Republicans will unveil a short list of immigration “reform” priorities for the coming year. That release could take place at any moment.

The big headline so far is that there will be a legalization of all illegal aliens, with a path to citizenship for those brought here as...

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Quentin Tarantino v. Gawker — can’t they both lose?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:59am
Pulp Fiction Trailer screen capture

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media and related entities based on Gawker allegedly assisting in the distribution of a stolen film script:

Director Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media for copyright infringement. A week after declaring he would no longer make his next film “The Hateful Eight” because...

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Phase 2 of the pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:56am
ASA Netanyahu Bomb

On Saturday, January 24, I appeared on the syndicated radio show of our friend Pete “Da Tech Guy” Ingemi.

I had a chance to talk about the backround and nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, most specifically the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel. See our BDS...

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Shadow theme song for Hillary 2016 shadow campaign: “I want you to want me”

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:56pm
Ready for Hillary Logo

Much like insurance, Hillary Clinton isn’t bought, she’s sold.

And it’s always been a hard sale.

She has name recognition, and is the default candidate for a significant percentage of the electorate, but there’s always been something missing. It’s why Obama could appear out of nowhere to take her down, and it’s why...

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