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Feel-good headline of the day

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Feel-good headline of the day

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12/7/2012 at 1:30pm
From Molly Ball at The Atlantic, Sorry, Democrats: 4 Ways Progressives Are About to Have Their Hopes Dashed: Ever since Election Day, the left has been riding high. Not only did President Obama and Democrats across the country win big on Nov. 6, the president has gratified his base with his tough…
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Boehner presser — Obama still being Obama

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Boehner presser — Obama still being Obama

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12/7/2012 at 11:51am
John Boehner just held a press conference.  I didn’t see it (video now available, embedded below) but the reports are that there is no progress, Obama is still playing Obama. Via Business Insider: In a short, approximately four-minute press conference Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner said there had been “no progress” on…
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Malmö Syndrome hits universities in Britain

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Malmö Syndrome hits universities in Britain

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12/7/2012 at 10:59am
Jews have been under seige and attack in the Swedish city of Malmö for years as leftist policitians turned a blind eye or cooperated in anti-Israeli agitation by Islamists and other pro-Palestinian groups.  See my prior post, Malmö Syndrome.  It is a phenomenon spreading across Europe, Not Just Malmö and The Irish…
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Look Medicare “means testing” gift horse in the mouth

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Look Medicare “means testing” gift horse in the mouth

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12/7/2012 at 10:22am
Looks like Democrats’ gift horse on Medicare, if it is anything at all which is far from a given, is going to be “means testing”: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) on Friday proposed means testing Medicare benefits as a way to reduce the deficit, an indication that Democrats may be warming to the ide…
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Melt the lines, it will make you feel better

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Melt the lines, it will make you feel better

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12/7/2012 at 8:37am
From Patricia, who along with the rest of us has been feeling a little gloomy: You are sizzlin’, Prof! You have indeed upped your game. Liken it. Just sent this to my congressman, Reid Ribble Republican House better not abandon 59,142,004 voters Contact the House leadership and your Representative.  Send them the link, and/or your…
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Two Gores and one Kerry ago …

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Two Gores and one Kerry ago …

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12/7/2012 at 7:00am
From Charles: Been drinking that koolaid since 1996, probably much longer. Decatur, GA
 

Republican House better not abandon 59,142,004 voters

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Republican House better not abandon 59,142,004 voters

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12/6/2012 at 10:07pm
Charles Krauthammer has it right in a post at NRO tonight, It’s Nothing But a Power Play: Obama’s objective is to fracture the Republican majority in the House Let’s understand President Obama’s strategy in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about…
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Mohammed Morsi not backing down, despite warning from Roger Cohen of NY Times

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Mohammed Morsi not backing down, despite warning from Roger Cohen of NY Times

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12/6/2012 at 7:30pm
Roger Cohen of The NY Times famously told us in February 2011 (emphasis mine): Already we hear the predictable warnings from Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: This could be Iran 1979, a revolution for freedom that installs the Islamists. But this is not 1979, and Egypt’s Facebook-adept youth are not lining up…
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Branco Cartoon – Surf’s Up

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Surf’s Up

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12/6/2012 at 6:12pm
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
 

Democrats’ “Stop or I’ll shoot myself” negotiating strategy working like a charm

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Democrats’ “Stop or I’ll shoot myself” negotiating strategy working like a charm

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12/6/2012 at 4:37pm
When I read this line in Kurt Schlichter’s excellent post, A Lawyer’s Tips on Negotiating for Dummies and Congressional Republicans, I had to laugh: Sound a bit, well, crazy? Unreasonable? Even scary? Good, because a skilled lawyer understands the awesome power of being the craziest, most unreasonable and scariest guy at the…
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Barack Morsi

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

The danger of overplaying one’s strong hand.

Barack Morsi

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12/6/2012 at 1:38pm
I don’t think anyone doubts that Obama has superior bargaining power on the “fiscal cliff.” Part of that power comes from a superior messaging machine which bizarrely has convinced the public that Republicans are holding “middle class” (including people making low six figures) “tax cuts” (which are not tax cuts, but a…
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Jim DeMint resigning from Senate to head up Heritage Foundation (Senator Tim Scott?)

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Jim DeMint resigning from Senate to head up Heritage Foundation (Senator Tim Scott?)

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12/6/2012 at 10:30am
This is a political earthquake (h/t @ErickErickson): South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina’s junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about…
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When Soviet-style propaganda comes to America, it will be published by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by Ed Asner

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

When Soviet-style propaganda comes to America, it will be published by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by Ed Asner

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12/6/2012 at 10:10am
A video published recently by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by avowed-socialist Ed Asner gained attention because it showed “rich people” pissing on “poor people.” But that is not the real vice of the video.  The video is full of substantive lies, as explained brilliantly by Lee Doren: The video is reminiscent…
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Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Spring, devolves into Islamist nightmare

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Spring, devolves into Islamist nightmare

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12/6/2012 at 9:18am
In February 2011, Roger Cohen of The NY Times demanded that we abandon the phrase “the Arab Street” as a relic of the past which no longer applied, even as crowds in Tunisia surged around a Synagogue shouting “”Jews, remember Khyabar, the army of Mohammed is returning””: Cohen further asserted that “the usual Muslim-hating naysayers” were…
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Diversity, Idaho

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2012

Diversity, Idaho

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12/6/2012 at 7:00am
More from Katja: The truck was parked at Costco in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last Sunday.  I had my camera with me, so I had to get a shot, and then realized that just one wouldn’t suffice (and I still may have missed a couple, it seems, though I was trying not to get…
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Go kulak — more of nothing is nothing

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2012

Go kulak — more of nothing is nothing

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12/5/2012 at 8:54pm
Taxes are going up you ungrateful kulaks. Top Marginal Tax Rate Will Exceed 50% in California, New York, and Hawaii in 2013 (h/t Instapundit): This paper compares state-by-state estimates of the top marginal effective tax rates (METRs) on wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, and business income for tax year 2012 to the rates scheduled for…
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Elizabeth Warren campaign in debt even after raising $42 million

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2012

Elizabeth Warren campaign in debt even after raising $42 million

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12/5/2012 at 6:00pm
Elizabeth Warren raised more money this cycle than any other congressional candidate (and is Top 5 all time), but is out of cash, in debt, and begging for more money, via The Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren – who knows a thing or two about debt and bankruptcy – disclosed today that she has a surprising…
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