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Walker beats Kimberlin in court

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Walker beats Kimberlin in court

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7/5/2012 at 7:53pm
Via David Hogberg, who was in court today:Today both parties were back in court in front of Appellate Judge Nelson Rupp. This time, Walker was represented by attorney Reginald Bours.Kimberlin made a number of statements, but his basic argument boiled down to Walker wanted to encourage people to blog about Kimberlin…
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Take three freebies, and see me in 2014

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Take three freebies, and see me in 2014

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7/5/2012 at 4:26pm
That’s basically Obama’s argument for Obamacare — he rattles of a small number of good things that people will like because they are free, and ignores the mountain of regulation which will crush so much of what makes the vast majority of Americans satisfied with the current system. But offering free stuff…
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Rats and ships

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Rats and ships

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7/5/2012 at 2:30pm
Some flee the sinking ship.  Via Times of Israel: Manaf Tlas, one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s closest friends and most trusted military colleagues, who is also the son of the Assad regime’s former long-serving defense minister, has defected from the Assad regime and fled to Turkey, in what one analyst described…
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Zimmerman bail set at $1 million

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Zimmerman bail set at $1 million

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7/5/2012 at 11:34am
But since he probably only has to put up 10% in cash, he should be walking free soon. (Order here and at bottom of post) Via Orlando Sentinel: A Sanford judge today ordered George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, released on $1 million…
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Presbyterian Church considers going all anti-Israel boycott again

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Presbyterian Church considers going all anti-Israel boycott again

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7/5/2012 at 11:21am
Via Professor Bainbridge, the Presbyterian Church once again is considering a divestment of Israeli companies as part of an ongoing attempt to boycott everything Israeli: Once again, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is considering divesting from certain companies that do business with the Israeli government. As I explained the last time the church went down this…
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Marine Corps band would not have done this if Obama were …

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Marine Corps band would not have done this if Obama were …

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7/5/2012 at 10:25am
well, you know. (Surely someone will go there.) Via The Hill: A subset of the Marine Corps band struck up one of Mitt Romney’s walkout songs while President Obama was greeting visitors at the White House Independence Day celebration. A White House pool report said the band struck up Rodney Atkins’s “It’s America,”…
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Palestinians still dig Arafat

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

Palestinians still dig Arafat

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7/5/2012 at 8:30am
Or at least they will be soon, via AP: The Palestinian president cleared the way Wednesday for a possible autopsy on  Yasser Arafat’s remains, following a request from his widow after a Swiss lab  said it found elevated levels of a lethal radioactive isotope on the longtime  Palestinian leader’s belongings. The developments have…
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If it looks like a duck, if it …

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2012

If it looks like a duck, if it …

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7/5/2012 at 7:00am
Self-conscious we much? From reader and blogger C. Dodd Harris, IV, who spotted this vehicle in Louisville, KY: Saw this today, seemed like it was up your alley.
 

Piece of July 4 cake

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

Piece of July 4 cake

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7/4/2012 at 8:30pm
One of the best July 4ths I’ve had in a while. I feel a sea change, after the bummer of last week.  The media did its best to demoralize us, and we did a pretty good job on ourselves as well. I’m reinvigorated, and more motivated than ever. Having some of this homemade (including the frosting)…
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Tax needle threaded perfectly

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

Tax needle threaded perfectly

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7/4/2012 at 6:00pm
The conundrum – how to be intellectually consistent that the mandate was an unconstitutional penalty to force people into commerce, yet deal with the fact that The Chief and the four liberal Justices called it a constitutional tax. I said the only solution to this pretzel logic was to say, the Supremes…
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Just a little neighborhood July 4

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

Just a little neighborhood July 4

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7/4/2012 at 1:50pm
Every year on July 4 there is a mini-parade in the neighborhood in my home town in Rhode Island, apart from the “big” parade through the center of town. Mostly it’s for the neighborhood children, and it ends with ices and candy, after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star Spangled…
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Elizabeth Warren fits the Native American “box checker” profile

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

Elizabeth Warren fits the Native American “box checker” profile

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7/4/2012 at 11:05am
A reader [see update] sent me the link to the article below which examines the “box checker” phenomenon in college and law school admissions.  I think the same analysis applies with regard to professional advancement in fields where there is enormous pressure to diversify, such as academia. Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be Cherokee…
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July 4 / August 14

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

July 4 / August 14

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7/4/2012 at 9:36am
Reader TowsonLawyer writes: Just in time for the Fourth of July – Lost Film from 1945 Here’s the story from Richard Sullivan: 67 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome,…
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Take it personally

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2012

Take it personally

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7/4/2012 at 7:00am
Yet another sign of the times. From Kathy, taken near Gainesville, FL:
 

Right wing smear machine to blame for Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee problem (again)

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2012

Right wing smear machine to blame for Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee problem (again)

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7/3/2012 at 9:02pm
Hey, you know who is to blame for Elizabeth Warren’s false claim to be Cherokee? Definitely not Elizabeth Warren if you are a defender of Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts.  No, this is far deeper and vaster than Elizabeth Warren, it goes well into the world of “right wing extremists” according to Warren’s press secretary. And now, according…
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Beware journalists turning conservatives into a circular firing squad

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2012

Beware journalists turning conservatives into a circular firing squad

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7/3/2012 at 6:15pm
The hot news today was a story at National Journal about how the Romney campaign supposedly was Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care: In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans…
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Upstate New York is the heart of Operation Counterweight

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2012

Upstate New York is the heart of Operation Counterweight

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7/3/2012 at 2:29pm
It may seem counter-intuitive, but Upstate New York (the NY flyover country) is a key to holding the House, and will form a core of Operation Counterweight.  In 2010, Republicans picked up several seats upstate; redistricting has caused the loss of one upstate seat (and one downstate, Anthony Weiner’s old district)…
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