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CA Tea Party organizer says Boehner needs to have an “adult moment”

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2013
A little over two years ago, the newly-minted Speaker of the House John Boehner essentially said that Tea Party freshman would soon have an “adult moment,” when their principles came in to contact with Beltway politics. Dawn Wildman is a state coordinator for the California Tea Party, President of the SoCal Tax…
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Evacuation of large Iranian city near nuclear site raises eyebrows

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2013
An edict was issued on Wednesday by Iranian authorities ordering Isfahan’s 1.5 million residents to leave the city because pollution in the area “has reached emergency levels.” Skeptical of Iran’s explanation for the evacuation, some believe it to have been prompted by more than just your average pollution. (h/t Uncle Samuel) [O]utside observers…
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A physicist explains what “incontrovertible” really means

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2013
A year ago, sixteen scientists wrote an editorial for the Wall Street Journal to explain that there is “no compelling scientific argument” for “drastic actions on global warming”, despite the fact that the media continues reporting there is “incontrovertible” proof otherwise. One of those scientists is Dr. Roger Cohen, who spent over…
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Watch your back

Posted by  ▪  January 4, 2013
Okay, I see you are. Yeah, we’re following you. The vast right wing conspiracy is everywhere. From Bob, A misplace Californian, spotted at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Longmont CO.
 

Support Blazing Cat Fur

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
I posted the other day about the lawfare threats against Canadian blog Blazing Cat Fur, In 2013, protect and support your local blogger more than ever. I didn’t realize it, but they already have been sued by Michael Mann, who has sued National Review and Mark Steyn. As bizarre as the suit against NR…
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Putnam County refuses to give Journal News more gun owner info — would create “unprecedented public safety issue”

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
The Putnam County (NY) Clerk has refused to give the Lower Hudson Journal News data on gun permit holders. The publication of gun permit holder information by the Journal News for Rockland County caused a firestorm of controversy, including retaliatory publication of information about Journal News staff and a hacking…
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CAIR demands media drop term “Islamist”

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
The Council on American Islamist Relations (CAIR) demanded the media drop the term “Islamist” in a commentary piece today from communications director Ibrahim Hooper, ISLAM-OPED: Media Urged to Drop Term ‘Islamist’ in New Year. In it, Hooper laments that the term “Islamist” is “used in an almost exclusively pejorative context” and unfairly labels…
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Waiting for David Gregory and NBC News to meet the press and the law

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
Emily Miller points out how David Gregory is receiving special treatment at the hands of the D.C. police, Two systems of justice: It’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an  investigation into NBC’s David  Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the  District on on…
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Voting for Speaker (Update — Boehner reelected)

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
Updates: John Boehner was relected, but just barely. It looked for a short while like he may not make it, but once it became clear he would get a majority of those voting, some “conservatives” who had not voted when first called decided to vote for Boehner. Final…
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Is Syria becoming a 21st century Rwanda?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
The horror unfolding in Syria of late has been truly shocking. Tens of thousands of Syrians have died in an increasingly bloody civil war. The situation in Syria has become even more appalling lately, and one wonders if a bloodbath on the scale of Rwanda is possible, particularly if Assad falls. “This massive loss of…
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House to vote today on Speaker for 113th Congress

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
Despite the large scale and outspoken dissatisfaction by many Republican lawmakers of Speaker Boehner following the fiscal cliff vote, most are in agreement that his speakership is not going to be legitimately threatened today. That being said, today’s vote may not necessarily be the smooth sailing that it was for the Speaker…
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Rubio v. Ryan (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
It’s the fight the media is waiting and hoping for. What better sport than to start an intra-party Republican presidential nomination fight almost 4 years before the next presidential election and 3 years before the primaries. But it’s inevitable, so if not now, when to start the discussion? Via National Journal, The Emerging Rubio-Ryan Republican…
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Socialism, apparently

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2013
Not just economically, but in academia as well. From a reader send after the fiscal cliff vote: Seen at the Toco Hills shopping center in Atlanta, Georgia – The only bright spot in my day after the disappointment last night. If you use this, please publish this anonymously – I’m an academic and don’t…
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Blogonomics and independence

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013
Andrew Sullivan: And so, as we contemplated the end of our contract with the Beast at the end of 2012, we faced a decision. As usual, we sought your input and the blogosphere’s – hence the not-terribly subtle thread that explored whether online readers will ever pay for content, and how. The…
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Senator Mark Kirk returns, plans to climb Capitol steps Thursday

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Capitol today almost one year after he suffered a stroke. In a series of interviews with selected press, the Senator said that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation, saying it was “overweighted with spending,” but went on to express a few…
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The insurrection continues as black activist calls Jackson family traitors

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013
Bringing you another tale of citizen insurrection on the streets of Chicago, after our city, the most gun-controlled in the nation, ended the year with 532 murders. This time, at a meeting to discuss housing foreclosures and the corrupt system of redevelopment contracts, local grassroots activist Mack Glover said that Alderman…
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Branco Cartoon – Winning

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2013
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here.   Branco’s  page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco