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L.A. economic priorities — condom distribution bus tour

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

L.A. economic priorities — condom distribution bus tour

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5/26/2013 at 1:30pm
It is well known that the Golden State is experiencing economic troubles. In fact, 10 California cities are poised to declare bankruptcy. Stockton has recently been given the go ahead to lead this fiscal emergency parade: On Monday a judge ruled that Stockton, Ca. could enter bankruptcy. The city of 291,000 counts among…
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Thomas Friedman on Obamacare: It’s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Thomas Friedman on Obamacare: It’s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

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5/26/2013 at 11:30am
I can see clearly now the rain is gone … How often does a cabinet secretary endorse an op-ed column? NYT’s Friedman sees a revolution in innovation and care under the Affordable Care Act: nyti.ms/10rFmud #HealthInnovation #ACA— Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) May 25, 2013 Thomas Friedman must feel really good right now, Secretary Sebelius endorsed…
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“About Syria, the critical theory crowd remains silent”

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

“About Syria, the critical theory crowd remains silent”

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5/26/2013 at 9:48am
So writes Syracuse University Professor Zak Braiterman, Hezbollah — Part of the Global Left?: Reading this article about Hezbollah fighting in Syria and up to its waist in blood, it made me wonder if a certain philosopher still believes that Hezbollah is a social movement that is “progressive,” “on the left,” and “p…
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Chicago school closings expose left’s internal war

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Chicago school closings expose left’s internal war

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5/26/2013 at 8:17am
In reaction to news that the Chicago board of education approved the closure of 50 schools, part of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is an effort to close a $1 billion budget shortfall in the city made prudent by school underutilization and lack of enrollment, pro-union operatives lashed out with two…
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Wasting away again in Wingnutiville

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Wasting away again in Wingnutiville

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5/26/2013 at 7:00am
From John: Taken in a parking lot in Marietta GA — a proud member of the “wing nuts” and bi-partisan, to boot. Keep up the great work!
 

Rename the Tip Line?

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Rename the Tip Line?

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5/25/2013 at 8:15pm
Newer readers may not know about the Tip Line.  It’s not just a Tip Line, it just is named Tip Line.  It’s a place, um, to leave tips, but it’s also a place where readers can have a conversation on topics not really covered by our regular posts, and alert others…
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Saturday Night Card Game Massive Dump

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game Massive Dump

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5/25/2013 at 6:00pm
I’ve been accumulating these links, but there has been so much race-card playing, I haven’t had time to post the videos below. Given it’s a slow news holiday weekend, now seems as good a time as any to post them: Chris Matthews — Only Whites can be racist: Julian Bond — Okay for IRS to…
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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah on Syria — Going all out to save Assad

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah on Syria — Going all out to save Assad

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5/25/2013 at 4:00pm
I mentioned the other day how the fight in Syria wasn’t going quite as easily as many predicted for Hezbollah, with it suffering heavy losses even trying to take a modestly-sized border city, Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad? As of the latest reports, rebels are still in control of parts of al-Qusayr,…
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U. Texas-Austin student group seeks to intervene in case which held Obama DREAM policy illegal

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Case is now in remedy phase, as Court previously ruled Obama’s DREAM policy was illegal

U. Texas-Austin student group seeks to intervene in case which held Obama DREAM policy illegal

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5/25/2013 at 2:13pm
On April 25 we wrote about a federal court case which held Obama’s DREAM policy unlawful, but reserved decision on whether to issue an injunction,Federal Court finds Obama DREAM policy illegal, but may not require actual deportations: There are many news reports about the preliminary decision issued by Judge Reed O’Connor in…
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Syrian Electronic Army Launched Cyberattack on Israeli City’s Water Infrastructure

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Launched Cyberattack on Israeli City’s Water Infrastructure

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5/25/2013 at 12:35pm
A group of hackers attempted to break into the city of Haifa’s water system computer network, according to an Israeli security expert. From the AP via ABC News: Speaking at a lecture on Saturday in the southern city of Beersheba, Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, Israel’s former cyber security adviser, said that a group calling…
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Cyprus Bailout Update Reveals Bad News for Greece

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Cyprus Bailout Update Reveals Bad News for Greece

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5/25/2013 at 10:15am
At the end of March, wealthy depositors with banks on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus had their accounts “levied” as part of a bailout deal for Cypriot financial institutions by other European Union members. I delved into the news for an update on how the bribe plan worked. Admirably, as Cyprus receives…
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“Pushing Back” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

“Pushing Back” Week at College Insurrection

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5/25/2013 at 8:40am
Pushing back against the narratives: CAMERA launches new website for pro-Israel college students “Affirmative Action Baby” … Or Survivor? Prager U. Video – The Separation of Church and State FIRE works overtime for targeted Syracuse U. students College Fix Editor: Porn is a weapon in the real campus ‘war on women’ Thomas Sowell offers parents advice for their…
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Bumper Sticker of Truth: “Benghazi Liars”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Bumper Sticker of Truth: “Benghazi Liars”

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5/25/2013 at 7:00am
I couldn’t have said it better myself. From John in Richmond, VA, who spotted this in the rear window of the vehicle in front of him: With all the scandal news breaking it may be hard to get to bumper stickers but these are timely. I have never seen the lower bumper sticker…
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Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Lied on application to enter U.S. and application for security clearance

Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas

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5/24/2013 at 10:40pm
An indictment was unsealed today against Wissam Allouche, alleging he concealed his memberships in the Amal militia and its successor Hezbollah in order to enter the United States and then tried to gain security clearance. The indictment was issued in the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, and alleges,…
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Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans

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5/24/2013 at 8:00pm
I had read headlines about this speech by Ted Cruz, but watching it finally was even better. As background, Sean Sullivan at WaPo’s The Fix points out our house is divided, Ted Cruz vs. John McCain: Welcome to the new normal in the Senate: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)…
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“Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress”

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

“Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress”

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5/24/2013 at 6:30pm
Via The Boston Globe: Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez ignited controversy on Thursday by calling his  Democratic opponent for US Senate, a sitting congressman, “pond scum,” in an interview with a National Public Radio reporter on Thursday. Asked whether his candidate regretted his remarks, spokesman Will Ritter recounted that Gomez not only didn’t…
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NY injured special forces soldier takes plea for same offense on which David Gregory walked

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

“The intense focus you brought saved Nathan from years in jail.”

NY injured special forces soldier takes plea for same offense on which David Gregory walked

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5/24/2013 at 5:00pm
In early January, we wrote about the ordeal of Nathan Haddad, who was being charged with 5 felony counts under New York State’s prior gun law, for possession of empty 30-round magazines, Injured special forces soldier arrested in upstate NY for possession of high capacity ammunition magazines. The case arose just prior…
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