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‘Stand Your Ground’ Repeal Effort Mercifully Dies In Florida Senate

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014

SB116 spent almost nine months dying a slow death in the state Senate, receiving not even a single vote in any committee

The primary Florida legislative initiative to repeal the state’s Stand-Your-Ground — SB116, embedded below — has officially died a sad little death in the state senate, as reported on the official state Senate legislative tracking site.  (This also effectively  dooms the complementary bill introduced in the state house, H4003.) Introduced by Florida…
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
North Korea

North Korea concludes: U.S. “worst human rights abuser”

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014

Report cites Trayvon Martin case, unemployment, and the NSA scandal

It seems North Korea has been spending a lot of time monitoring American news channels. After being singled out by a scathing United Nations report, which declared the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea to have committed human rights violations “without any parallel in the contemporary world,” North Korea decided it needed…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
De Blasio Big Gulp

De Blasio Takes Up Bloomberg’s Fight To Ban Large Sodas

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014
As the clock was winding down on 2013, pundits were openly wondering if the newly elected mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, would actually be worse in championing nanny-statism than his predecessor.  He’s off to a pretty good start. De Blasio has partaken in a very public feud with actor…
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1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (75% score)
 
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Supreme Court upholds prayer at town council meetings

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014
Decision this morning from the U.S. Supreme Court: From Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities across the United States to allow sectarian prayers prior to public meetings. The court said on a 5-4 vote that the town of Greece in New York state did not violate the…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Israel Declaration of Independence signatures

Today is Israel Independence Day, and I’m going to Vassar

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014

What a coincidence. Observance of Israel Independence Day begins this evening.

It wasn’t planned this way. It’s just a coincidence. Really. By the time you read this, I’ll probably be in the car driving to Poughkeepsie, NY, where I will appear tonight at 7 p.m. to give a speech in support of Israel and academic freedom. And against the Open Letter signed by 39…
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8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
Animal Farm

George Orwell, the socialist anti-Communist

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014
When MSNBC host Krystal Ball opined on what she considered the true meaning of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, her comments met with a storm of derision from the right. Here’s what Ball said, and at first glance it seems preposterous: Animal Farm, hmmm — isn’t that Orwell’s political parable of farm…
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0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
 
Obama, Putin is a Liar

Branco Cartoon – Judgment Call

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2014
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Kathleen Sebelius and Obama joke about tech difficulties

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

Funny at White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but not in real life for people affected

Saturday evening’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was complete with jokes from speakers about both Democrats and Republicans, as well as some jabs at the media.  (Not surprisingly, some of those aimed at Republicans were typically more tasteless than others). But the event had its share of attempts at self-deprecating humor as…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
David Plouffe on ABC

Person who politicizes everything for Obama complains GOP politicizing Benghazi

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

David Plouffe

Obama adviser David Plouffe appeared on ABC’s This Week today and in a classic case of liberal projection, he tried to blame the GOP for politicizing the attack in Benghazi. Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham was also on the panel and took Plouffe to task. Transcript via ABC News… David Plouffe, you’re…
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9 votes, 4.44 avg. rating (89% score)
 
Scott Brown NH

Will Scott Brown vs. Jeanne Shaheen set spending record?

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

Big stakes at stake.

The senate race between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown is going to be a pricey one. Some are even speculating that it could set records. Chris Cassidy of the Boston Herald reports… Scott Brown-Jeanne Shaheen N.H. race costs may set record The heavyweight U.S. Senate showdown between Jeanne Shaheen and…
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4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
 
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Dem congressman dismisses Benghazi committee as ‘colossal waste of time’

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) suggests possible boycott

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that he thinks the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack is a “colossal waste of time” and suggested that Democrats should not participate on the panel. From FOX News: A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Missing Barry Rubin

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

The Obama administration makes mistake after mistake in Syria and in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Unfortunately, Barry Rubin is no longer around to offer his critiques.

It is hard to believe that it has been three months since Barry Rubin passed away. With all going on in the world, and especially in the Middle East, Barry’s absence is pronounced as there are few who saw things as clearly as he did. Barry’s essays and columns are not disposable,…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Journalists Continue to Suffer From Rabid “StandYourGroundPhobia”

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014

Stand-Your-Ground can have no application in one’s home when the Castle Doctrine already relieves any duty to retreat.

Well, the media is still suffering from StandYourGroundPhobia., raising it in explanation of two recent killings by homeowners, that of Byron Smith in Minnesota (recently convicted and sentenced to life in prison) and Markus Kaarma in Montana. Naturally, all their scriblings truly reveal is their ongoing ignorance of what Stand-Your-Ground is (and…
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7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (91% score)
 
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Sunday Morning Links

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2014
Some links from across the web for your Saturday evening reading. Ripple effects of the Donald Sterling drama…via Twitchy, Man defends Donald Sterling’s right to be an ‘old bigot’ in his own home, is fired GameInformer has an updated post on this with a statement from Josh Olin, the man fired over his…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)