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Rahm gives 100% support to anti-gun Chicago police chief

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2013
In a press conference Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago expressed his “100 percent” support for Police Chief Garry McCarthy, who recently referred to law-abiding gun owners as agents of political corruption and has been under attack by the black caucus of aldermen for his inability to reduce violence in their neighborhoods. Attacking…
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DOJ seeks deportation of family persecuted in Germany for homeschooling

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2013
A reader called to my attention the case of Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children. The Romeikes are devout Christians from Germany who wanted to homeschool their children because of what they perceived as the secularist agenda in German public schools. In the United States, the right to homeschool ones’ own children…
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RIP Amos Shuchman: “Loved everything about NYC, except the New York Times”

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2013
Obituary for Amos Shuchman, whose family paid for it to be run in The New York Times (emphasis mine, h/t CAMERA): SHUCHMAN–Amos, of New York, on February 1, 2013. Beloved and caring husband of Alice Shuchman for 51 years, father of Daniel (Lori Lesser) and Nina (Brian Roth), grandfather of Jacob, Sarah,…
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Mideast Media Sampler 02/26/2013

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2013
1) Why are they staying away?  Yesterday the New York Times reported Syrian Opposition’s Complaints Shadow Kerry’s First Official Trip: Mr. Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East are scheduled to meet in Rome on Thursday with opponents of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, including Sheik Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib, who…
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In Ithaca but not of Ithaca

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2013
Spotted at the Wal-Mart on Route 13. Probably lives outside the 10 square miles, in the reality part.
 

The Firehouse syndrome

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
Earlier today Prof. Jacobson covered an issue I wanted to get to, Gov’t still controls the sequester pain meter. His argument was: The “unilateral” “across-the-board” sequester cuts seemingly absolve government of any responsibility. Actually, the opposite is true. While some decreases in the growth of government are mandated, and government has less flexibility than…
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Budget Surgery 590 LI 2

Branco Cartoon – Biggest Loser

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
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Gov’t still controls the sequester pain meter

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
The “unilateral” “across-the-board” sequester cuts seemingly absolve government of any responsibility. Actually, the opposite is true.  While some decreases in the growth of government are mandated, and government has less flexibility than usual particularly as to the defense budget, government still controls the pain meter. The key word in the sequester political debate…
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On economics, the LA Times is your go-to paper for claptrap and drivel

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
Mainstream reporters have  spent so many years square pegging round holes—crediting Bill Clinton alone for the boom of the late 90s, blaming Bush alone for the crash of the late 00s, praising Obama’s intelligence, etc.—that they may not even recognize their own nonsense. Take Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times, who begins…
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Nation’s gain in losing Congressman Bob Filner is San Diego’s loss in gaining Mayor Bob Filner

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
It turns out that when Democrat Bob Filner left the U.S. Congress after being elected San Diego’s new mayor, he brought Washington, D.C.’s sense of teamwork and fair play with him. The San Diego Twitter stream was busy with events associated with the mayor crashing the press conference of our City Attorney,…
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Media Matters identifies greatest threat to education — John Stossel

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
You know the greatest threat to American education as Media Matters wants it? John Stossel. Libertarian. EVIL KOCH BROS MONEY! RT @mmfa: Who’s putting Fox host @johnstossel in our kids’ classrooms? mm4a.org/Yw3HZL— Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) February 25, 2013 Possibly the greatest threat to the children ever, The Right-Wing Money Putting John Stossel In School…
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Mideast Media Sampler 02/25/2013

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
Intifada: then and now In response to a recent news program in Israel, Col. Jonathan D. Halevi wrote The Palestinian Authority’s Responsibility for the Outbreak of the Second Intifada: Its Own Damning Testimony for the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs. Even now, as Halevi writes: More than ten years after the outbreak of…
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Thousands attend gun support rallies held nationwide on Feb. 23

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2013
As Obama signed 23 executive orders to “control gun violence” that impact citizen rights under the Second Amendment, supporters of gun ownership held hundreds of rallies across the country this Saturday (Feb. 23) to protest these rules. The theme for many was “Day of Resistance”; however, in San Diego, it was entitled…
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NY Times Jim Rutenberg uses blowtorch against Free Beacon while defending Think Progress

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2013
Michael Goldfarb declined to be interviewed “in person” for the article about him being written by Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times. There’s no sense in cooperating with people who are out to get you, and Rutenberg was out to get Goldfarb.  When the NY Times profiles a conservative in general,…
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All the President’s Media

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2013
What happens when the legendary investigative reporter at The Washington Post investigates Obama and reaches findings that do not fit the pro-Obama media narrative? Yesterday Prof. Jacobson tweeted: Woodward basically calls Obama a liar who moved goal posts washingtonpost.com/opinions/bob-w…— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 23, 2013 (more, including some dissents, at memeorandum) As noted a few…
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Time is on our side. Wait, what?

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2013
Mediaite has great videos, but there’s little reason to read it other than Noah Rothman, who once again makes a good point that time is running out on Obama to do maximum damage achieve his policy goals Most Pundits Miss The GOP’s Biggest Advantage: Time (h/t Hot Air): The White House knows…
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Dewey returns to Detroit, can a conservative spring be far behind?

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2013
Dewey from Detroit went silent after Election Day 2012. It was a sign of the approaching winter of our discontent, as many conservative blogs either went silent or went on life support with just enough posts to keep them breathing. It hasn’t been easy keeping on keeping on, particularly as the Republican leadership let…
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