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California: Once Golden, Now Just Toast

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012
California, you may have heard, is broke.  Really broke.  So broke that yesterday the Regents of the University of California began brainstorming what to do should additional revenues fail to materialize in the event Governor Jerry Brown’s pet initiative to raise taxes fails at the ballot box this fall. Given how much…
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Obama’s Great Islamist Delusion has come home to roost

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012
Well, that didn’t work out so well. We cast aside Hosni Mubarak on a moment’s notice without taking steps to give non-Islamist parties a timetable to organize an effective transition; we overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, teaching tyrants the lesson that giving up nuclear ambitions is a deadly mistake, and then promptly departed leaving…
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If there’s anything left

Posted by  ▪  September 14, 2012
of America by the time we take over. Taken in Deerfield Beach, Florida, during the week of the Democratic Convention: When you’re not in Charlotte, serve as a troop reinforcement by turning yourself into a walking bumper sticker decrying the “Republican War On America.” Notice the shopper’s use of the future tense. I think the empty…
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Pro-Obama media — so far beyond bad it’s almost indescribable.

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
An American Ambassador and three American security guards were butchered, anti-American riots broke out across the Middle East, a U.S. Embassy both before and after being stormed issued apologies for the exercise of our constitutional rights, our Secretary of State practically prostrated herself, the President had a good night’s sleep through it…
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Chicago strike stalls over accountability and laid-off teachers

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has announced their strike will continue into Friday–despite an offer from Jesse Jackson to mediate–after CTU President Karen Lewis said she’s “optimistic, but we’re still hammering things out.” At the heart of the standstill is accountability: merit pay, the evaluation process, and how appeals over “unsatisfactory” ratings…
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New Elizabeth Warren TV ad strategy — don’t let Elizabeth Warren talk

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Warren finally takes the advice Scott Brown never actually gave her

Oh, irony of ironies. Late last month, Elizabeth Warren falsely accused Scott Brown of telling Warren to stop talking by using a doctored video which cut Brown off mid-sentence.  The full sentence, however, made it clear Brown only was telling her to stop distorting his positions. Meanwhile, Warren’s image has suffered from her many…
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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week — Chris Collins (NY-27)

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
Each day this week we will focus on one of the Upstate New York races included in Operation Counterweight.  As mentioned before, Upstate NY is critical to holding the House, as several seats were gained by Republicans in an otherwise blue state in 2010.  There also are good chances to flip…
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Lack of Intelligence Community

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
Four “senior Obama Administration officials” held a press briefing yesterday regarding the attacks in Libya and Egypt.  For reasons we can only divine, they remain unnamed in the official transcript. Near the end, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston asked “whether there was any specific recent intelligence indicating that there was going to be a…
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Branco Cartoon – Kids Held Hostage

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
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How a Charlie Crist whisper could be reported

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
And who knows, maybe it was: “A former very senior Republican insider, who requested anonymity so that he could speak freely, told us that he has serious doubts as to Mitt Romney’s precipitous decision to criticize the President, and that Romney’s actions were his ‘Lehman moment’ akin to John McCain’s decision to…
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Middle East and Journalism in flames

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012

Islamists create pretexts while JournoLists masquerade as referees

Obama’s Middle East policy is in flames.  Literally, at multiple U.S. diplomatic locations which are sovereign U.S. territory.  The latest is the storming of the Embassy in Yemen, which is ongoing as of this writing. Journalism also is in flames.  It’s back to 2008, with the media openly siding with Obama and…
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If this offends people

Posted by  ▪  September 13, 2012
I don’t think this truck driver will give a …. From reader Randy in Vancouver, WA: Knowing your affinity for photos of certain bumper stickers, I’m including an image I caught this morning on the I-5 bridge heading across the Columbia into Oregon this morning. Thanks for all you do!
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Welcome Joel Engel

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2012
I’m very pleased to welcome long-time reader and commenter (CassandraLite) Joel Engel as a contributor at Legal Insurrection. I’ve met Joel twice, and one thing led to another, and here we are. You may have noticed Joel’s first post earlier today, 2016 May Bring Good Things.  I had intended to give Joel a…
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Elizabeth Warren high school debate partner does not recall her mentioning Native American heritage

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2012
Karl Johnson was Elizabeth Warren’s high school debate partner.  According to a prior interview by Johnson, he and Warren were “joined at the hip” for three years: “We may as well have been joined at the hip for those three years, spending countless days, evenings and weekends together preparing for and attending…
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