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Mideast Media Sampler – The anti-Zionist DNA of the New York Times

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – The anti-Zionist DNA of the New York Times

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3/20/2013 at 8:45am
The New York Times, the American Council for Judaism and Israel Last year a former New York Times reporter, Neil Lewis wrote a defense of the New York Times’ coverage of Israel. (.pdf) Lewis writes of Arthur Hays Sulzberger: Whatever complicated personal themes may have floated in Arthur Hays Sulzberger’s private seas can…
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What, no whirled peas?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

What, no whirled peas?

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3/20/2013 at 7:00am
From J: A self-admit​ted bedwetting liberal in Charlottes​ville. OK, the bumper sticker is actually for a rainwater falloff service, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony.
 

#SC01

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

#SC01

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3/19/2013 at 8:52pm
Is this really happening. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CNN projects Elizabeth @colbertbuschsc, sister of @stephenathome, wins Dem primary in #SC01 special election. GOP primary too early to call— Robert Yoon (@yoonCNN) March 20, 2013 Not that, this: Per AP, former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has clinched a spot in the GOP runoff. With whom, we do not yet…
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Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

The soft-bigotry of low expectations

Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

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3/19/2013 at 6:30pm
Last year Legal Insurrection received the ignominious CPAC award for Most Underrated Blog. I knew we were nominated for Blog of the Year this year, to be voted on by other bloggers, but given the competition I put it out of my mind as not even close to a possibility. Via John Hawkins: The 11th Annual Blogger Awards…
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RNC Report — 100 pages and not a single word about bloggers

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

RNC Report — 100 pages and not a single word about bloggers

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3/19/2013 at 4:40pm
The RNC rolled out its 100-page report on what went wrong in 2012 and what could be done better. The report has 39,136 words in it. One word is missing. Tells you everything you need to know. Contrast: with this: Even when the report does mention “social media,” it’s in the context of getting out the vote or…
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Cyprus rejects bailout provision to seize percentage of bank deposits

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Cyprus rejects bailout provision to seize percentage of bank deposits

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3/19/2013 at 2:56pm
By a vote of 36 against, 0 in favor, with 19 abstentions, Cyprus lawmakers today rejected a provision that would have made a proposed $8.7 billion bailout contingent upon taking 6.75 percent of the value of all bank deposits. European Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan gave his opinion of the provision yesterday in…
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Dana Loesch: Paul McKinley “just took us to church”

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Dana Loesch: Paul McKinley “just took us to church”

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3/19/2013 at 1:18pm
Dana Loesch, conservative star on the rise and host of The Dana Show, interviewed Republican Paul McKinley (IL-02) at CPAC, concluding at the end of the powerful interview, “go and support this man, he just took us to church.” Loesch and McKinley spoke about the need for 2nd Amendment protections in violence-ridden…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/19/2013

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/19/2013

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3/19/2013 at 11:30am
1) Is there any hope left for Mideast honesty in the New York Times A few people have pointed out that I missed an op-ed by Rashid Khalidi, Is Any Hope Left for Mideast Peace? One paragraph really stuck out. Until 1991 most Palestinians, although under Israeli military occupation, could nonetheless travel freely….
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Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked $22 per hour minimum wage number

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Guess which she picked from $9.22, $10.01, $10.52, $12.25, $15.34, and $21.72

Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked $22 per hour minimum wage number

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3/19/2013 at 10:03am
True to form, Elizabeth Warren has proved adept at grabbing a headline for a talking point made at a Senate hearing, and the media is swooning without actually examining the substance. The talking point is that if the minimum wage kept pace with the increase in worker productivity since the 1960s, it would be…
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Two HOT graphics

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Two HOT graphics

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3/19/2013 at 8:33am
One of the iconic “proofs” of man-made global warming is the infamous “hockey stick” graph”. Skeptics questioned the statistics and data used to generate the graph.  So, as Powerline’s John Hinderaker noted, “a group of climate alarmists headed by Shaun Marcott, a geologist at Oregon State, released a study that purported to resurrect…
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Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin!!

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin!!

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3/19/2013 at 7:00am
Watching Sarah Palin’s canny performance at CPAC the other day—and particularly the moment she held up that Big Gulp in a Statue of Liberty pose after a provocative double entendre about her “rack”—two words came to mind: Lenny Bruce. In a lot of ways, the philosophical parallels are striking. Like Palin, Bruce enjoyed sticking…
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Rebranding 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Forward 2016

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Forward 2016

Rebranding 590 LI
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3/18/2013 at 7:36pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here.
 

4-H urged to switch to air rifle/pistol due to ammunition shortage

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

4-H urged to switch to air rifle/pistol due to ammunition shortage

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3/18/2013 at 4:47pm
We have written before about the severe ammunition shortage ever since Democrats announced broadened gun control plans, with store shelves almost bare. Reader Danelle writes about a shortage of .22LR ammunition affecting youth shooting groups: As you know, one of my other jobs is teaching youth shooting sports disciplines. This morning I was…
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RNC strategy for African American outreach: internal affirmative action plus more bureaucracy

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

RNC strategy for African American outreach: internal affirmative action plus more bureaucracy

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3/18/2013 at 2:26pm
I’ve just begun to comb through the newly released RNC’s  “Growth and Opportunity Project” report, co-chaired by a group including Ari Fleischer and Haley Barbour. Reading through the methodology, and paying particular attention to the section on African Americans, has left me absolutely fuming. The report combined interviews with GOP and independent pollsters, politicians,…
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Mission accomplie

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

Mission accomplie

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3/18/2013 at 12:06pm
The primary goal of ElizabethWarrenWiki.org was to serve as a resource for people who don’t have the time to search dozens of websites and blogs. So when I stumbled on this at HuffPo the other day, it was one of those moments. The accusation was about Republicans lying about Elizabeth Warren: The response: A secondary…
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Is it a wonder our kids can’t add and subtract?

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

Is it a wonder our kids can’t add and subtract?

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3/18/2013 at 10:32am
In part it’s because of an educational culture focused on punishing rambunctious young boys who chew breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun … and incorporating theories such as “white privilege” into school curriculum. We’ve addressed the “white privilege” industry before, including at the university level, but what’s going on in W…
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The definition of insanity

Posted by  ▪  March 18, 2013

The definition of insanity

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3/18/2013 at 9:30am
sane /sān/ Adjective (of a person) Of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill: “hard work kept me sane”. (of an undertaking or manner) Reasonable; sensible. in·sane /inˈsān/ Adjective In a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill. (of an action or quality) Characterized or caused by madness. Got it?