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Robin Williams Wasn’t the Only Recent Suicide

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

“I’m talking about every one of the other twenty or so US veterans that also killed themselves on August 11th 2014.”

In the wake of the tragic suicide of actor Robin Williams, Bill Whittle reminds us that suicide is rampant among members of our armed forces. Whittle goes out of his way to emphasize that he means no disrespect to the memory of Robin Williams or his family but the number of military…
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Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

The criminalization of routine politics only seems to apply to Republicans.

Democrats are salivating over Friday’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, and for good reason. Their one bright hope for the cycle, Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, has already done an early dive into the gutter, and their slate for the remaining up-ballot races is mediocre at…
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

A new report from the dystopian world of higher education.

Big Brother really is watching. University Researchers Show How NSA Legally Spies on Americans University of Illinois Wants to Use Surveillance Cameras Off-Campus Purdue Sued by Student Newspaper for Access to Surveillance Video NSA Now Partnering With Universities History is rewritten by the Ministry of Truth. Are You Ready for “Social Justice” Schools? The Daily Caller Profiles America’s…
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Branco Cartoon – Accelerant

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014
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Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of veto power

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

More Texas political games, or the real thing?

Via KAXN A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in…
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Martha Robertson campaign’s bizarre fixation on Tom Reed’s weight (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

No response from Robertson campaign as to pervasive use of old images of Reed.

I posted the other day how top-tier Democratic challenger Martha Robertson was using old photos of incumbent Republican Tom Reed, showing him to be very overweight, even though he now is thin after gastric bypass surgery in early 2013. The image of the overweight Reed was featured prominently in Robertson’s first television…
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UPDATED: Brown Was a Robbery Suspect, Cop Identified in #Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

Will recent revelations put an end to the street violence in Ferguson?

Almost a week later, it looks we finally know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday. At a press conference this morning, police identified the Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown: What police revealed today is different from the account given by Dorin Johnson who claimed he…
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Mia Love far ahead in polls, but …. (#UT04)

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

Take nothing for granted.

It has been a long time since we wrote about Mia B. Love, running for Congress in Utah-04. We first covered Mia — and were the first to cover her campaign — in early January 2012, when no one gave her a chance of getting the Republican nomination, Mia B. Love – A…
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Democrats Panicked in NC Senate Race (#NCSEN)

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

The North Carolina Senate race has taken an unexpectedly good turn for the GOP

First, some context about this post: I live in Upstate South Carolina, less than 20 miles from downtown Charlotte, NC. I’m also an avid Jeopardy watcher. Why is this important you ask? Well, ever since NC House Speaker Thom Tillis won the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate…
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Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War (Update: Hagel attended)

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

Respect.

NBC News reports: U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down…
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This is what Obama’s “border security” looks like

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

The damage from not enforcing immigration laws.

The news is full of stories and interviews detailing the failure of the Obama Administration to enforce immigration law, the cost to taxpayers because of this failure, and what this means for the state of electoral politics in the run up to November. None of these stories, however, address the human element…
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Judge launches special inquiry into missing IRS emails and Lerner hard drive

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Insufficient IRS explanations cause Judge to order sworn answers from IRS about Lois Lerner’s hard drive and emails.

Judicial Watch has sued over missing IRS emails in the federal district court in D.C., pursuant to its FOIA request for such documents. The IRS was ordered to provide explanations as to missing emails, particularly Lois Lerner. The IRS provided explanations, but those were not good enough for the Judge, who launched his…
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MRC’s “#LeanOver, MSNBC” Campaign is Hilarious and Accurate

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

MRC’s latest riff on Chris Matthews gave us a thrill up the leg.

MSNBC may be sincere when it asks its audience to “Lean Forward” each night, but maybe they should have picked a less…riffable…slogan. The Media Research Center’s new “#LeanOver” media bias campaign takes aim at the talking heads at MSNBC, and they’ve got plenty of material to back up their claim…
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The banality of anti-Semitic violence in Europe

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Bubbling to the surface so often it’s now just part of the landscape in Paris and elsewhere.

In recent weeks, we have covered dozens of instances of violence and harassment reflecting a simmering convergence of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism worldwide, but particularly in Europe. In Paris, the situation is particularly dire: France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’ Paris Synagogue attacked by Pro-Palestinian crowd carrying boycott…
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Obama declares “siege of Mount Sinjar” over, but no clear strategy to defeat ISIS (Update: Maliki Resigns)

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Gives press statement from vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

In what has become a nearly daily occurrence, President Obama summoned the media to discuss the situation in Iraq (and Ferguson, Missouri) from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard. The President seemed to take a victory lap on United States’ efforts to stabilize the Yazidi refugee crisis in Northern Iraq. President…
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#Ferguson: Obama says stop the looting and police excessive force

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

All the Ferguson updates and then some.

What a nightmare Ferguson has become. Five days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and there’s still no consensus as to what actually happened. If you’re just jumping into this story, check out previous posts here and here. Dorin Johnson’s Attorney Yesterday I mentioned that the St. Louis Police who are…
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How the media abetted Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Will they ever learn?

Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would…
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