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Character still matters in the MA Senate race

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
I had the pleasue of spending a full hour on the radio with Dan Rea at WBZ 1030 (CBS Boston), a true superstation that covers all of New England and into New York. Dan made a point during the hour that character matters, and that Elizabeth Warren’s character is a legitimate issue. I had a…
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Teacher covers up “anti-Islam” metro ads in copycat attack

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
High school teacher Debbie Polhemus took her own stand against free speech yesterday when she covered pro-Israel advertisements in a Washington, D.C, metro station with yellow sticky notes. Polhemus was not arrested or cited for vandalism. In a similarly convoluted line of reasoning to New York subway attacker Mona Eltahawy, Polhemus was…
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I really hope someone brings up Big Bird at the next debate

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
It doesn’t particularly matter who does, just as long as he’s mentioned. Perhaps Joe Biden will think he can get a jab in at the Romney campaign for threatening to cut the funding to PBS. Or maybe Paul Ryan will choose to bring it up sua sponte. Either way, I hope it’s brought…
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AFP’s Dinner Table video a punch in Obama’s gut

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
Clearly Americans for Prosperity has been doing their deep-values research. Because the innovative video they released Friday, “The Dinner Table,” hits exactly the right emotions in a remarkably effective piece depicting the traditional family dinner table scene. Only in this new American scene, not a word is spoken, and the tension is…
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You can’t fight prejudice if you engage in race-bating, Marc Lamont Hill

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
Another post which cannot wait for the Saturday Night Card Game. Mark Lamont Hill, The 15 Most Overrated White People: Today, our nation engages in one of its most bizarre cultural rituals: the celebration of Columbus Day as a national holiday. Although history proves that Christopher Columbus was an immoral treasure hunter who…
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Where the Elite Meet to Swallow Bitter Pills

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
Since the presidential debate last week I’ve been trying to remember where I saw this movie before, as it were—where a man considered a member of the elite, the cognoscenti, whose brilliance is considered by millions of admirers to be self evident and unimpeachable, got his clock thoroughly cleaned by someone…
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Elizabeth Warren represented large utility seeking to liquidate rural electric cooperative

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012

Contrary to campaign claim, Warren client sought to liquidate Cajun Electric Cooperative to aquire Big Cajun coal-fired plant

This is a GUEST POST by Matt J. Farley, an attorney in New Orleans, LA. The post was submitted at my request after noticing a comment Matt left in response to my post Elizabeth Warren helped protect Dow Chemical against breast implant claims.  The comment disputed that Elizabeth Warren had accurately described…
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Change

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2012
in 2012. From reader ProfShadow: Here is one from Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, Sept 21
 

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 29

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012. The countdown continues with 29 days to go. Today’s heart-felt Empty Chair photo comes to us from Doug, Sue, Jed, and Jessica in South Carolina.  The sign on their…
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The Iveys – In The Dark

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
We have featured The Iveys before to a very good reader reaction. The band members are the cousins of LI reader, photographer (also, here, here) and West Texas correspondent Danelle, who also happens to be one of the first to email me whenever I get a national media reference, usually in real time. Danelle’s children and…
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A Tale of Two Times

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
I know a woman who immediately covers her ears when the topic gets to Obama and what he’s done wrong and what he hasn’t done right.  She doesn’t believe any of the things she accidentally overhears and accuses me of making it up.  “Where do you get your news from?” I…
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Elizabeth Warren law license problem goes to Court

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

MA Republican Party asks Court to correct BBO General Counsel’s misstatements of law and perceived “partisan agenda”

As you are aware, I have pointed out that Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, has some explaining to do: As detailed here before, within hours of my posting about Elizabeth Warren’s lack of a Massachusetts law license, Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts…
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No wonder Obama supporters upset at Jim Lehrer

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

Lehrer technique permitted “a clear view into his head and heart”

Jim Lehrer has come under fire after his perhaps overly relaxed approach to moderating during last week’s presidential debate. It turns out that Lehrer has been advocating the “slow listening” interview technique for some time, and in this case it worked just as planned, permitting the candidates to rise (Romney) or fall…
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Branco Cartoon – October

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

The Money Badger don’t care about your fundraising rules

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
There is an investigative report released today at both Breitbart.com an Townhall and Breitbart.com detailing how weak or non-existent security controls allow foreigners to funnel money to the Obama campaign: OFA seems to be taking advantage of a “foreign donor loophole” by not using CVV on their campaign donation page. When you…
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Boston Globe columnist claims Elizabeth Warren’s family suffered anti-Indian discrimination

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012

The world officially has gone insane

Just when I thought I had seen it all, I stumbled up this column by James Carroll in The Boston Globe, How family lore shapes character.  The article takes the “you are who you think you are” defense of Warren to a whole new level. It is other-worldy, as if no facts…
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David Cicilline’s Cover Up

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2012
I posted yesterday about the race between David Cicilline (D RI-01) and Republican Brendan Doherty. Cicilline has managed to pull into a small lead because of an over-the-top Mediscare campaign and faded memories of Cicilline’s cover-up of Providence’s financial disaster. The Doherty campaign has just launched a new commercial reminding the public of…
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