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Carl DeMaio

#CA52 still looking like Republican flip opportunity

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Republican DeMaio Gaining Momentum, Dem Peters Panicking

Carl DeMaio, the first openly gay Republican running for national office, is facing off against freshman Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd District, which is largely comprised of the City of San Diego and nearby suburban areas and neighborhoods. We have already covered this race twice, as we are pushing for…
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IRS: By the way, we also wiped clean Lois Lerner’s Blackberry

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Poof, there’s goes a possible source of evidence.

I’m a day late to this, but better late than never. After admitting that Lois Lerner’s supposedly missing emails were in the back-up system, the IRS has filed court documents in response to a Judge’s Order indicating that after Lerner was summoned to testify before Congress, the IRS wiped clean Lerner’s Blackberry. Via…
4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (70% score)
Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014

Netanyahu: Israel won, Hamas lost

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Quotes Isaiah: Be comforted, my nation.

Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference. Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over…
6 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (73% score)

Why is the media so biased against Israel? Let us count the ways

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

The What, How and Why of Mideast Journalism 101

Three recent articles have critiqued the media’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially in the context of Operation Protective Edge. Previously, I covered Richard Behar’s takedown of reporting from Israel in Forbes and yesterday Prof. Jacobson highlighted Matti Friedman’s expose from Tablet Magazine. Behar focused on what gets left out of reporting from…
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (92% score)

Political correctness helped cover up child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Racial and religious targeting of white teenage girls — but investigators feared being labeled “racist,” according to independent report.

In Rotherham, England, a group of Pakistani immigrants and others of Pakistani descent deliberately targeted white teenage girls for sexual exploitation, with a religious angle to the targeting. The authorities knew of the exploitation, but were fearful of talking about it or going public with it for fear of being called racist…
8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (92% score)

Academic left and Islamists joined at the anti-Israel hip

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Intense hatred of Israel brings leftist professors to love the Islamists

No, they don’t come right out and say they support Hamas, but that’s the effective message of the petition these historians signed, which condemns Israel for “war crimes,” and asks the US to withdraw military aid from the country. And Hamas? It’s never even mentioned. It’s as though it…
6 votes, 4.17 avg. rating (84% score)
ISIS ransom request hostage

ISIS demands ransom for American woman

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

$6.6 million in exchange for the life of 25-year old aid worker …but will we pay it?

ISIS is ready to take another victim. Multiple news outlets are reporting that ISIS has threatened the life of a third (living) hostage, this time a 26 year-old female American aid worker who was kidnapped last year during a humanitarian mission to Syria. (A representative of the family asked that she…
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
Bumper Sticker - Roswell NM - Support Israel

Message from above

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2014

Now more than ever.

From reader Beloved, taken Roswell, New Mexico. The bumper sticker you can’t see on the driver’s passenger window says Christians United for Israel referring to John Hagee’s organization that promotes support of Israel.
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
undercover colors

Don’t let liberal feminist “rape culture” theory get in the way of stopping rapes

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Why would anyone truly interested in protecting women be against the “Undercover Colors” nail polish?

If you went to college, you probably know someone who became the victim of sexual assault after a night out with friends. Now a group of engineering students at North Carolina State University are developing a tool that can help young women avoid becoming victims of sexual assault. Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan, Tasso…
7 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (76% score)
Theodore Wafer, charged with the murder of Renisha McBride

Detroit Porch Shooting: Defendant’s claim of “Accident” cost him “Self-Defense”

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Self-defense is a deliberate act. Accident is the opposite. Pick one.

One of the key messages I hit in my Law of Self Defense Seminars is that the use of force can only very rarely be both an “accident” AND “self-defense.” Self-defense is an inherently deliberate act.  You perceived a threat, you responded with force against that threat. Deliberate. An accident is the opposite…
4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
Scotland Independence

Is an Independent Scotland at hand?

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Will the pro-independence movement get the divorce they want in September 18 elections?

Could Scotland once again be an independent nation? They will if the Scottish National Party has their way. Just a few years ago, Scottish independence was a long shot, now, the argument appears to be in a dead heat. According to The Guardian: Last October, the yes/no split was 37% to 63%, suggesting…
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
Martha Robertson Sha Na Na Bowser Owego standing

Dem Martha Robertson wins all-important Bowzer endorsement (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Look at the crowd shot, kinda feel sorry for Bowzer.

None of the political analysts gives Dem challenger Martha Robertson much of a chance of defeating incumbent Tom Reed, although given all the money flowing to her from national Dems, I don’t count her out. That said, she has run a pretty bizarre campaign, including the “fat shaming” tactic used on Reed,…
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

U.N. Kangaroo Commission II assembled to investigate Israel and Gaza

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

U.N. appoints “Goldstone II” panel consisting of people who already are hostile to Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed a former New York State judge, Mary McGowan Davis to be the third commission member to investigate possible war crimes that might have occurred during Operation Protective Edge. The commission is to be headed by Prof. William Schabas. UN Watch reports: The President of…
3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)

Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2014

Hamas gets almost nothing but declares victory.

Another Gaza ceasefire has been announced, this time without a time limit. Via The Times of Israel: Army Radio quotes “the most senior and official” Israeli government source confirming that Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for an open-ended truce. The official says the terms do not include any response to Hamas demands, including…
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)