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@Salondotcom lives on in the heart of @Salon

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

The Salon.com parody account @Salondotcom has been kicked off Twitter — but the real @Salon account is such a self-parody, it’s hard to tell if anything actually changed

@Salondotcom was a brilliant parody account mocking Salon.com (@Salon), run by a couple of libertarian guys. The parodies were pitch perfect, making it difficult to tell if it was the real thing, or not. Apparently the parody account upset someone, because it has been kicked off Twitter. I just pulled some recent…
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7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (86% score)
 
jack lew

Newest Obama Admin Mandate: Corporate Tax Patriotism

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Treasury Secretary Lew calls on Congress to mandate corporate patriotism

First it was Vice President Joe Biden who said paying higher taxes was “patriotic.” Now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has resurrected the taxes-as-patriotism meme for the Obama White House. Secretary Lew used the phrase “economic patriotism” this morning on his interview on CNBC to discuss the Administration’s new plans to regulate…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
BDS female protester San Francisco July 2014

Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

BDS on campus already was unhinged, and that was before the recent Gaza conflict.

If you followed our coverage of the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement on campuses this past academic year, you would know that the BDS movement on campus was on the verge of violence. From confrontations with professors, to dorm storming, to vandalism, to publication of a Nazi cartoon, to disruptions of speeches and…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Martha Robertson We Need Single Payer 2009

Martha Robertson raising money, but still in hiding (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Local Radio host: “We cannot get Martha Robertson to come on any, I want to underline that, any of our programs or to react to any charges made against her.”

Recent fundraising filings show that Democrat challenger Martha Robertson has raised a fair amount of money in her challenge to incumbent Tom Reed in my home district NY-23. Robertson is a DCCC “red to blue” designee, so it’s not surprising that money is flowing to her. But Robertson is not spending…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Todd Kincannon

South Carolina licensing officials accused of suppressing lawyer’s 1st Amendment rights

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Controversial conservative lawyer Todd Kincannon claims he’s being silenced because officials disagree with his political speech

It is axiomatic that the freedom of speech provisions of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution are specifically intended to protect unpopular and/or offensive speech. After all, speech that is neither unpopular nor offensive is, obviously, not in need of any particular protections.  It is equally indisputable that of all…
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1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (75% score)
 
robert-mcdonald-veterans-affairs-secretary-nomination

VA Secretary nomination hearing set for next week

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to hold hearing for Robert McDonald as Obama’s pick to lead the VA.

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary. From Politico: The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a nomination hearing next week for Robert McDonald, the White House’s choice to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Sen. Bernie Sanders…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
immigrants-dropped-off-in-arizona

Time to remedy unintended consequences of 2008 child trafficking law

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 should be amended to allow expedited return of unaccompanied minors to their parents abroad.

Obama is often criticized for refusing to enforce laws. But this time he’s being criticized for enforcing the 2008 Act of Congress that requires that unaccompanied minors from countries other than Mexico and Canada be given special treatment. However, the bill in question—the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Bumper Stickers Magnetic Impeach Obama

Do-it-yourself impeachment

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014
From Mary: I made these bumper “stickers” today so that I can change the message around when it suits me. I based them on those silly refrigerator magnets that were so popular years ago. The magnetic material is available at most sign shops for a nominal fee. I cut it into strips of…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Ready For Warren launches

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

Expect Elizabeth Warren supporters to go right after the Ready for Hillary machine

I know, you thought I’d been trolling you these past few months with all my writing about how Elizabeth Warren might actually run for President, and how she would crush Hillary if she did (and they both know it). But I wasn’t trolling. Warren’s surge in the Wisconsin delegate straw poll was noticed…
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5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (91% score)
 
Obamacare Delays CBS News February 2014

law·less·ness, noun

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

“uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained”

law·less [law-lis] adjective 1. contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence. 2. being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion. 3. illegal: bootleggers’ lawless activity. My column at The Washington Examiner, Lawlessness is now the dominant theme in the Obama saga: For years, critics of President Obama and his administration have compl…
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8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (96% score)
 
henry cuellar

Harry Reid and other Dems oppose HUMANE Act to help children at border

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

Bill offered by Henry Cuellar (House Democrat) and John Cornyn (Senate Republican) offered possible solution to humanitarian crisis at the border.

One of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama’s lackluster response to the exploding southern border crisis is one of the few Southern Democrats left in Congress: U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar was among the only lawmaker in his party to smack down the President last week during t…
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4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (86% score)
 
Barrage of Rockets Fired Towards Tel Aviv 7-15-2014

The lopsided casualty rate in Gaza proves nothing about responsibility for the conflict

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

Should more Israelis be dying to satisfy critics and make it a more “fair” fight?

An argument which is being used against Israel and which is quite nonsensical is that the low Israeli casualty rate from over a thousand Hamas rockets somehow makes the higher Palestinian casualty rate a war crime or otherwise indefensible. It’s true that the casualty rate is lopsided, but that has nothing to…
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0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
 
IBM typewriter Soviet bugging

Using old school typewriters will not protect you from snooping

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

If the spies really want to get you. Just ask former KGB operative Vladimir Putin.

How expansive is electronic espionage? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly does not have a computer in his office, does not use email and does not have a private phone. I read a while ago that he even uses hand signals in some situations, although I can’t find the link now. There’s…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Frankfurt anti Israel protest sign - The Jews Are Beasts - cropped

Islamist Jew-haters and their leftist enablers: “The Jews are Beasts”

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2014

A coalition of those willing to play on anti-Semitism while calling it anti-Zionism.

This week we have seen a rise in open anti-Semitism throughout the world as protests against Israel spread in reaction to the Gaza conflict. It is expected in places like Pakistan and some Arab countries, where hatred and demonization of Jews always is in the open. But what is remarkable is that it…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)