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Why are infographics so irresistible?

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Why are infographics so irresistible?

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8/10/2012 at 12:31pm
If you were to look to the masses to see what stereotypes persist about different states, analyzing the auto-completes that come up in google searches is certainly a creative way to start. The blog No Upside mapped the auto-completes for each state, with some amusing conclusions. Renee DiResta, the creator of the map, writes: In…
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Do I live in the same country as these mysterious non-liberal Obama supporters?

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Do I live in the same country as these mysterious non-liberal Obama supporters?

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8/10/2012 at 10:24am
Paul Rahe (via Instapundit) compares the polling punditry to those who could not see the collapse of the Soviet Union coming because they were too focused on minutiae: When I read Nate Silver, Sean Trende, Charlie Cook, Jay Cost, and the others who make a profession of political prognostication, I pay close…
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Update on Upstate NY Operation Counterweight races

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Update on Upstate NY Operation Counterweight races

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8/10/2012 at 8:46am
This is an update on the Upstate New York races covered last month as part of Operation Counterweight, and as before was prepared by a Cornell undergraduate student who prefers to remain anonymous. Included at the bottom of each race update are the newest Cook Report ratings and PVI. Of the eight…
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Problems, we’ve got a few

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Problems, we’ve got a few

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8/10/2012 at 7:00am
Reader Manny has to suffer through NYC subway nanny state posters day in and day out, like this one which he sent a while back: It has been a while since I emailed but you still remain my favorite Blogger on my reader roll. I use the NYC subway every morning to work…
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Contribute to the Allen West boxing fund

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

Contribute to the Allen West boxing fund

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8/9/2012 at 6:30pm
After you have maxed out, of course, on contributing to the Allen West Congressional Black Caucus Chick-fil-A Fund. Via The Shark Tank, a SuperPAC to which West’s opponent’s father contributed a large sum of money is running an ad showing West beating up old women and a variety of others: The American Sunrise…
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Throwing the bums out is the bipartisan theme of 2012 primaries

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

Throwing the bums out is the bipartisan theme of 2012 primaries

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8/9/2012 at 4:45pm
If it had seemed like anti-incumbency fever reached its pitch in 2010, take another look at the sleeper phenomenon taking over the 2012 primary races. Ballotpedia.org reports that, so far, a total of 135 incumbents have been defeated in the state legislative elections alone. This is an astounding number of defeats–nearly…
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More confrontation outside Chicago Chick-fil-A

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

More confrontation outside Chicago Chick-fil-A

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8/9/2012 at 3:26pm
There was another protest outside the Chicago Chick-fil-A last night, but unlike the other day when Anne filmed, there were protesters on each side of the issue. Rebel Pundit has the video, involving Father Gerald O’Reilly being jeered by anti-Chick-fil-A protesters and seemingly led away by police so as to avoid the…
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Pointing out media double standard is not “crying racism”

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

Pointing out media double standard is not “crying racism”

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8/9/2012 at 1:15pm
Jack Fowler of National Review Online writes about the double standard perpetuated by the media, recently at-play in coverage of the anti-Chick-fil-A activists we videotaped this week. Fowler points out that if the situation had been reversed, there is a distinct possibility that this *might* have made the mainstream news. Further, that if the situation…
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Rachel didn’t get a call from the President

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

Rachel didn’t get a call from the President

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8/9/2012 at 10:45am
The Rachels built America. The Sandras just feed off of it. The Sandras get calls from this President, the Rachels don’t. Via DailyRushbo: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
 

If there were no video, would this have been a teachable moment?

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

If there were no video, would this have been a teachable moment?

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8/9/2012 at 9:49am
Another fabricated hate crime, this time by a gay man who claimed to have been beaten outside a bar. Via NY Daily News: A 22-year-old Montana man who told cops he was beaten up by gay-bashing thugs  while club-hopping on his birthday — igniting calls online for protest against  homophobic violence — made…
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Exit right

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

Exit right

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8/9/2012 at 7:00am
From commenter Calypso Facto: Bumper stickers …. Or tailgate stickers, in this case. As seen in DeForest, WI last week. Merging right!
 

New poll shows Mourdock with small lead

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

New poll shows Mourdock with small lead

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8/8/2012 at 7:42pm
After two months of attack ads from Richard Lugar, and Lugar and his supporters slow to help, it’s not surprising that Richard Mourdock is just a little bit ahead of Joe Donnelly in the latest Rasmussen Poll (via Power Line): The U.S. Senate race in Indiana remains a dead heat between Democratic…
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Allen West serves Chick-fil-A to Cong. Black Caucus, impeached fed judge (D-FL) upset

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Allen West serves Chick-fil-A to Cong. Black Caucus, impeached fed judge (D-FL) upset

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8/8/2012 at 3:43pm
I’m not sure on whom this reflects more poorly, Alcee Hastings (D-FL, ex-Judge, 1 of 8 fed officials ever successfully impeached, now sometimes spokesman for your Democratic Party), or HuffPo for actually reporting this nonsense. But it’s out there, and has been picked up many places, so here you go from HuffPo’s…
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Branco cartoon – Who’s Robbin’ Whom

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Branco cartoon – Who’s Robbin’ Whom

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8/8/2012 at 1:00pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is Freedom’s Battle, and you may make a donation to him at his website.
 

Elizabeth Warren daughter secretly behind effort by Mass to register 500k welfare recipients (Update – Court docs added)

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2012

Elizabeth Warren daughter secretly behind effort by Mass to register 500k welfare recipients (Update – Court docs added)

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8/8/2012 at 11:45am
The news broke today that Massachusetts has taken extraordinary efforts in response to a lawsuit by a former ACORN affiliated, Soros-funded group to register 500,000 welfare recipients to vote (who would have thought there were that many people on welfare considering Mass has only 6.5 million residents). Republicans cried foul, as this…
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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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