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Video Guide to new California Affirmative Consent Law

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Parody may be law soon in California.

Last March we covered how California Seeks to Redefine Consensual Campus Sex as Rape, and we asked the question: “How does classifying most consensual sex as rape help rape victims?” It doesn’t, of course. The California affirmative consent legislation was not about preventing rapes or other sexual assaults, which already are crimes,…
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The Bad, Good and Worse news at Obama’s ISIS press conference

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Obama: “we don’t have a strategy yet” as to ISIS. Media: Look at Obama’s tan suit.

I was in class yesterday during Obama’s press conference, in which he announced the obvious: We have no strategy as to ISIS. So I didn’t get to watch it live and see the instant reaction. There was Bad, Good and Worse news. The bad news: We have no strategy as to ISIS, or…
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Rasmussen Poll: Most Think DOJ Motivated by Politics

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

America is finally waking up.

Surprising absolutely no one, a new Rasmussen report released today reveals that the majority of Americans believe that the Department of Justice is motivated by a political agenda, as opposed to upholding justice: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a…
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AACONS Interviews Ronald Kessler and Ilya Somin

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Journalist Ronald Kessler discusses First Famlilies,and George Mason law prof. talks Framers’ intent.

[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Award winning journalist Ronald Kessler discusses a new tell all about what the First families are really…
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Israel’s neighborhood and why Netanyahu was right on the ceasefire

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

The brutal neighborhood in which Israel lives extends beyond Gaza, and so must the strategy.

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, commented the other day: “There’s a longstanding conventional wisdom that Israel doesn’t do well in wars of attrition,” said Michael B. Oren, an Israeli historian and a former ambassador to the United States. “That overlooks a broader historical view that Israel’s entire…
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#FL26: Carlos Curbelo Wins GOP Primary

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

with Romney backing

Carlos Curbelo, a 34-year old Miami-Dade School Board member, decisively won the FL26 Republican primary election last Tuesday and is now directly challenging incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia. Curbelo, with the endorsement of former Gov. Jeb Bush, current House reps like Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and state GOP leaders, took 47% of the vote in…
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L.A. Mayor to boost fast food automation (by raising minimum wage to $13.25)

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

The laws of economics need not apply, apparently.

Earlier this month, we wrote about McDonald’s and what appears to be a technological experiment that would replace cashiers: McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Redditor, a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines.  The machines appear to be the cousins…
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Utah polygamy ruling — You can’t just jump off the slippery slope

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Incestuous marriages next? No one can jump off the slippery slope.

We reported last December on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law: Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes. The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by…
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Inanity or Insanity? Blaming Global Warming, Big Oil for South Napa Earthquake

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Stop the liberal anti-science!

As I was enjoying the history and the beauty of Virginia on the last day of our family vacation, a significant earthquake struck Northern California. The aftershocks are continuing from the magnitude 6.0 shaker that caused over 200 injuries, mainly lacerations and bruises from falling debris. Most tragically, because of where…
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Rick Perry’s Concealed Carry Permit Suspended

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Indictments have consequences.

Democrats are still smiling over the recent felony indictment of Rick Perry, even as the Governor’s legal team is taking steps in court to reveal the spurious nature of the charges. One consequence of the indictment, however, has thrown conservatives in Texas for a loop. Texas media began reporting last week that…
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A Conundrum? New Orleans Murders Fall as Self-Defense Killings Rise

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Ignorance of the Law Also Catches Many Defenders in Consciousness-of-Guilt Trap

It’s become so commonplace for “journalists” to be blind to obvious cause-and-effect relationships that fall outside the acceptable Progressive narrative that James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal has long used the tag-line “Fox Butterfield, Is That You?” as he notes these occurrences in his daily (and excellent) “Best of the Web”…
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No, Social Media Does Not Stifle Debate

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

There’s a prevailing theory that social media discourages debate, but it’s simply not true.

The New York Times published an article on Tuesday discussing the downside of social media and its alleged effect on silencing differing opinions in political debate. Based entirely on a single issue study, the article concludes that social media squashes debate. The Study Pew Research Internet Project conducted the study which polled respondents on the Snowden-NSA issue. The researchers…
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Branco Cartoon – 2014 Democratic Challenge

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Challenging Times

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Martha Robertson: “Close your eyes” if don’t like her fat shaming attack ads (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Doubling down on mocking Rep. Tom Reed’s past weight problem

It never ceases to amaze me how some politicians insist on digging when they are in a hole, rather than simply saying “Sorry”. Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in my home district of NY-23 showed that quality last fall through the spring, when she refused to apologize for sending a fundraising email falsely…
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Burger King Merges with Tim Hortons, Left has a Meltdown

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

No word yet on whether or not we’ll be able to order chicken fries with a side of Tim Bits…

The world’s third-largest fast food chain is just a signature away from reality. Burger King Worldwide, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has made a deal to buy popular Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons for a cool $11 billion. The decision to move the combined corporate headquarters to Canada, however, has…
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#CA52 still looking like Republican flip opportunity

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Republican DeMaio Gaining Momentum, Dem Peters Panicking

Carl DeMaio, the first openly gay Republican running for national office, is facing off against freshman Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd District, which is largely comprised of the City of San Diego and nearby suburban areas and neighborhoods. We have already covered this race twice, as we are pushing for…
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IRS: By the way, we also wiped clean Lois Lerner’s Blackberry

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Poof, there’s goes a possible source of evidence.

I’m a day late to this, but better late than never. After admitting that Lois Lerner’s supposedly missing emails were in the back-up system, the IRS has filed court documents in response to a Judge’s Order indicating that after Lerner was summoned to testify before Congress, the IRS wiped clean Lerner’s Blackberry. Via…
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