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Obama skipping big Chicago African-American parade, but in town for fundraisers

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Obama skipping big Chicago African-American parade, but in town for fundraisers

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8/8/2012 at 10:31am
This Saturday, Chicago will hold its annual Bud Billiken Parade, “the oldest and largest African American parade in the country,” without its previously announced Grand Marshall President Barack Obama. Organizers were surprised to learn in late June that he would be backing out; what is even more surprising is that Valerie Jarrett…
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Help Anne reach the Big 250

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Help Anne reach the Big 250

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8/8/2012 at 9:00am
I am now willing to classify Anne’s video of the taunting of the street preacher in Chicago as “viral’ now that it has reached over 186,000 views on YouTube. But I think we can do better. I happen to know that Anne really was hoping for 250,000 views.  We don’t want to disappoint…
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Elizabeth Warren must prove she never was a factory owner

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Elizabeth Warren must prove she never was a factory owner

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8/8/2012 at 8:14am
We know that Elizabeth Warren was not Cherokee or any other Native American tribe when she listed herself that way for the national law faculty directory, at U. Penn. and Harvard Law Schools for federal reporting purposes, and as a “woman of color” in the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. But was Eliz…
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Words, just words

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Words, just words

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8/8/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Joseph: Tolerance and respect are only workable if Jews consider themselves the equivalent of fish meal. Taken in Teaneck, NJ, a town with a large Orthodox Jewish population.
 

Woman in anti-Romney SuperPAC Death Ad actually had insurance

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Woman in anti-Romney SuperPAC Death Ad actually had insurance

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8/7/2012 at 9:06pm
The lying liars and the lies they tell. A SuperPAC run by former Obama spokesman Bill Burton accused Mitt Romney of killing a woman because she lost insurance when her husband’s job was terminated. CNN has blown this ad apart, finding that the woman continued to have health insurance through her own employer…
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Missouri Republican Senate Primary Results (Open)(Update – Akin wins)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Missouri Republican Senate Primary Results (Open)(Update – Akin wins)

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8/7/2012 at 7:55pm
% Reporting – 80.3 √Akin – 36.3 Brunner – 29.8 Steelman – 29.2 11:10 p.m. Eastern — AP calls race for Akin I don’t know much about Akin, but he apparently is the one McCaskill wanted to run against. Dems ran ads against Brunner to knock him down, but who knows if those made any…
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Sheldon Whitehouse, PACman

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Sheldon Whitehouse, PACman

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8/7/2012 at 6:24pm
Sheldon Whitehouse famously invoked Kristallnacht and lynchings when describing opponents of Obamacare, and regularly demonizes those who oppose him on policy grounds. Whitehouse is running a campaign attacking the influence of PAC “special interest” money. Whitehouse’s opponent, Barry Hinckley, held a press conference and released a web video pointing out that Whitehouse is Rhode Island’s…
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Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

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8/7/2012 at 4:50pm
The Economist published a list of discontinued Olympic sports since the games of 1896. While this year we can count on such sports as Synchronized Diving, Beach Volleyball, and Water Polo, other events have come and gone. What many of these discontinued events have in common, and I’m only half-applying the “sarc…
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Does the RNC think we’re a nation of Cubs fans?

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Does the RNC think we’re a nation of Cubs fans?

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8/7/2012 at 1:41pm
The RNC is starting to treat conservatives the way the Chicago Cubs treats its fans. Long-suffering Cubs fans are sometimes referred to as the most loyal fans in baseball. Without a World Series win since 1908, and around 83% attendance rate, we are the “lovable losers” who keep giving management another chance. The…
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Small business gets hammered by big banks and lobbyists … oh wait

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Small business gets hammered by big banks and lobbyists … oh wait

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8/7/2012 at 11:15am
Gibson Guitar is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and foreiting possession of wood product used in guitars, based on the trumped up claim that it violated Indian law (and thereby a provision in U.S. law) in purchasing the “endangered” wood, as reported by The Christian Science Monitor (via…
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Elizabeth Warren’s politics of paranoia

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s politics of paranoia

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8/7/2012 at 9:44am
“You’re not paranoid, people really are out to get you.” That could be Elizabeth Warren’s campaign slogan. At every stage Warren sings the tune that someone out there is out to get the middle class. The middle class is getting “hammered,” according to Warren in a line repeated with a cadence worthy of the Rain Man. The factory owners are out…
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Keep barking up that tree

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Keep barking up that tree

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8/7/2012 at 7:00am
Obama supporters, because it’s worked so well for you so far. From reader Heather: Every dog DOES have its day, but usually lives to tell the tale.  Not so much if it’s what’s for dinner! Seen in northeastern Wisconsin. Keep up the good work, Professor! Depending where you work, and how secure your job is, feel…
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Denying deniers denial

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Denying deniers denial

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8/6/2012 at 8:32pm
Mark Levin (transcript via RCP): MARK LEVIN: He says he was basically in a drug-induced stupor for the last two years of high school and I’ve asked many times, ‘Well how did he get into Occidental? How did he transfer to Columbia? And how did he get into Harvard?’ He’s a pothead….
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Pre-Viral

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Pre-Viral

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8/6/2012 at 5:26pm
At last count, Anne’s video of the Chick-fil-A Kiss-in protesters taunting a homeless street preacher had over 115,000 views on YouTube. The post in which the video appeared was Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher with a follow up Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest. Th…
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Not even Kiss-in protesters believed Obama “evolved”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Not even Kiss-in protesters believed Obama “evolved”

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8/6/2012 at 4:05pm
Barack Obama was for gay marriage (pre-presidential campaign), before he was against it (1st presidential campaign), before he was for it (urgent cash call during 2nd presidential campaign). Did anyone believe Obama was telling the truth when he said he had “evolved” on the subject?  Rather than evolving, he spun in the political…
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A.F. Branco joins Legal Insurrection (first cartoon, Harry Politics)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

A.F. Branco joins Legal Insurrection (first cartoon, Harry Politics)

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8/6/2012 at 12:56pm
I am pleased to announce that Antonio F. Branco will begin contributing political cartoons created exclusively for Legal Insurrection. Tony will continue his work at other websites, including Conservative Daily News and NetRight Daily, but has agreed to create two weekly cartoons specifically for Legal Insurrection. Recently, you have seen two of Tony’s…
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Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting press conference update

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting press conference update

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8/6/2012 at 11:33am
The police held a press conference at 11 a.m. Eastern today. The shooter was Wade Michael Page, who was shot dead by police during the incident.  He was shot in the parking lot after he shot at police. Police confirmed that Page was the only shooter, but did not give any information about…
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