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Circus posters removed after complaint from woman with fear of clowns

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2013

Circus posters removed after complaint from woman with fear of clowns

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10/20/2013 at 8:30am
A town council in England has taken down promotional circus posters after a complaint from one woman – in a town of 28,000 – who happens to have a fear of clowns, according to the Daily Mail. A council has removed posters advertising a circus following a complaint from a woman who…
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Baby on Board, too

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2013

Baby on Board, too

Bumper Sticker - Charlottesville VA - stick figure family
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10/20/2013 at 7:00am
Remember all those “Baby on Board” yellow signs back in the day? From J: the bumper sticker we’ve been waiting for, re this ridiculous trend. Spotted in Charlottesville.  
 
Joe The Plumber Meets Obama

Anatomy of how a racism lie spread half way around the world

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Anatomy of how a racism lie spread half way around the world

Joe The Plumber Meets Obama
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10/19/2013 at 9:17pm
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” That quote, erroneously and ironically attributed to Mark Twain, is reflected in a false accusation of racism spread recently regarding Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, a/k/a “Joe the Plumber.” Wurzelbacher is hardly the household name he was back…
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Ancient Rocks Toppled

Boy Scout leaders who toppled ancient Utah rock reportedly receiving death threats

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

Boy Scout leaders who toppled ancient Utah rock reportedly receiving death threats

Ancient Rocks Toppled
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10/19/2013 at 6:38pm
Two men associated with the now viral video of them toppling a rock formation in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park say they are receiving death threats, according to the Associated Press/ABC News. Two Utah Boy Scout leaders who purposely knocked over an ancient desert rock formation in a state park say they’ve…
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“America’s path to the gallows”: inevitable?

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

Despite frustration, good things can still be accomplished.

“America’s path to the gallows”: inevitable?

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10/19/2013 at 4:30pm
Here’s a comment to ponder: How many more H.W. Bush’s must we support before it is acknowledged that America’s path to the gallows is merely delayed under such men? My purpose is not to defend George H. W. Bush, a decent man but certainly not high on my presidential list. It’s about that…
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Mayor of Pennsylvania town tells voters to vote for someone else

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

Mayor of Pennsylvania town tells voters to vote for someone else

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10/19/2013 at 3:11pm
The mayor of a small town in central Pennsylvania who is running unopposed for a second term is now telling voters not to vote for him. After missing the deadline to remove his name from the ballot, Mayor Bob Wiser decided that he wants to call it quits. From the Centre Daily Times: Port…
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tv-remote

How much influence do partisan news shows have on political views?

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

How much influence do partisan news shows have on political views?

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10/19/2013 at 1:06pm
Tech blog Ars Technica asks Are partisan news sources polarizing Americans? as it takes a look at the book “Changing Channels or Changing Minds: Partisan News in an Age of Choice .”  The book focuses on, among other things, whether or not partisan news programs really have that much of an…
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AFSC BDS Handout

BDS movement distilled – when Israeli soldiers not raping Arab women is racist

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

BDS rhetoric is so extreme that even some left-wing Jewish critics of Israel are worried.

BDS movement distilled – when Israeli soldiers not raping Arab women is racist

AFSC BDS Handout
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10/19/2013 at 11:15am
The Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel movement is a Potemkin movement which has the façade of merely opposing the “occupation,” but which in reality seeks the destruction of Israel, and willingly joins with the worst Islamists and anti-Semites in that goal. Groups like the American Friends Service Committee and Jewish Voice for…
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“Yes, Yes, Yes!” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

“Yes, Yes, Yes!” Week at College Insurrection

Jonathan Hunter George Galloway Oxford Israel Flag
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10/19/2013 at 9:45am
Yes, Yes, Yes! Are You Ready for Terrifying Law School Tuition? Are Single Sex Schools the Wave of the Future? Dartmouth Student – Can the government shutdown teach us to live with less? Is Oberlin the college with the worst return on investment? War on Men? Is George Galloway a disgusting pig who, along with his BDS…
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Legal Insurrection #01

Ballotpedia shows why this November’s elections are important

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

Ballotpedia shows why this November’s elections are important

Legal Insurrection #01
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10/19/2013 at 8:15am
With both houses of Congress passing the budget deal, and the Tea Party being smeared by both parties, I wanted to give my Legal Insurrection friends some reasons to have hope and a reason to focus locally. Many of these reasons can be found in Ballotpedia, an essential encyclopedia of ballot measures designed…
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Bumper Sticker - Newport Beach CA - TX Hogg

I guess I still don’t understand Texas

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2013

I guess I still don’t understand Texas

Bumper Sticker - Newport Beach CA - TX Hogg
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10/19/2013 at 7:00am
From Bill: Seen in Newport Beach, CA Hopefully, this represents the spearhead of an invasion.
 
Vivian Vosburg - Polk County Sheriff's Office

Mother of teen accused in bullying case arrested on unrelated charges

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Mother of teen accused in bullying case arrested on unrelated charges

Vivian Vosburg - Polk County Sheriff's Office
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10/18/2013 at 7:16pm
The mother of a 14 year old girl charged with stalking in connection to the bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick, who later committed suicide, was arrested Friday on unrelated charges of child abuse and child neglect. From WTSP-10News: The mother of one of the girls facing charges in connection to the bullying suicide…
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Technorati Legal Insurrection 10-18-2013

Partial shutdown Monday morning

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Partial shutdown Monday morning

Technorati Legal Insurrection 10-18-2013
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10/18/2013 at 5:00pm
No, not the gubmint. Legal Insurrection, for scheduled “maintenance.” Starting about 4 a.m. Eastern on Monday. If all goes according to plan, the outage will be short and in any event, over no later than 8 a.m. If all doesn’t go according to plan, can you say “healthcare.gov”? This also is a good excuse to…
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Healthcare-gov-notice

HHS declines to testify before House committee on Obamacare rollout

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

HHS declines to testify before House committee on Obamacare rollout

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10/18/2013 at 2:47pm
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on October 24th to address the issues surrounding the health care law’s rollout.  The committee sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking that she appear before the committee to respond to inquiries and address her pre-launch…
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MoveOn Sedition

Tyrants if left to their own devices

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Tyrants if left to their own devices

MoveOn Sedition
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10/18/2013 at 12:44pm
You may have heard. There’s a petition at MoveOn.org, promoted by Daily Kos, to have conservative members of the House arrested for sedition. And the petition has tens of thousands of signatures, with real people feeling bold enough to put their real names on it.  Not just bold enough, but damn proud of…
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Remembering who the Real Boss is in Iran

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei still calls the shots.

Remembering who the Real Boss is in Iran

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10/18/2013 at 11:00am
As an antidote for all of the happy talk to emerge from the first round of P5 + 1 talks with Iran about its nuclear program, Anne Applebaum’s column this week provides ample documentation that President Hassan Rouhani isn’t such a reformer. https://twitter.com/EliLake/status/390840795973947392 In Iran’s spots haven’t changed, whatever it tells negotiators, she…
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Flags being removed at Middlebury College on 9-11-2013

Middlebury College suspends student in 9/11 flag grabbing

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2013

Middlebury College suspends student in 9/11 flag grabbing

Flags being removed at Middlebury College on 9-11-2013
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10/18/2013 at 9:14am
We previously wrote about Anna Shireman-Grabowski, a Middlebury College student who, with non-student activists, removed a flag memorial on 9/11 this year remembering the victims of the World Trade Center attack, claiming solidarity with the Native American Abenaki tribe: My intention was not to cause pain but to visibilize [sic] the necessity…
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