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Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

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8/7/2012 at 4:50pm
The Economist published a list of discontinued Olympic sports since the games of 1896. While this year we can count on such sports as Synchronized Diving, Beach Volleyball, and Water Polo, other events have come and gone. What many of these discontinued events have in common, and I’m only half-applying the “sarc…
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Does the RNC think we’re a nation of Cubs fans?

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Does the RNC think we’re a nation of Cubs fans?

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8/7/2012 at 1:41pm
The RNC is starting to treat conservatives the way the Chicago Cubs treats its fans. Long-suffering Cubs fans are sometimes referred to as the most loyal fans in baseball. Without a World Series win since 1908, and around 83% attendance rate, we are the “lovable losers” who keep giving management another chance. The…
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Small business gets hammered by big banks and lobbyists … oh wait

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Small business gets hammered by big banks and lobbyists … oh wait

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8/7/2012 at 11:15am
Gibson Guitar is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and foreiting possession of wood product used in guitars, based on the trumped up claim that it violated Indian law (and thereby a provision in U.S. law) in purchasing the “endangered” wood, as reported by The Christian Science Monitor (via…
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Elizabeth Warren’s politics of paranoia

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s politics of paranoia

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8/7/2012 at 9:44am
“You’re not paranoid, people really are out to get you.” That could be Elizabeth Warren’s campaign slogan. At every stage Warren sings the tune that someone out there is out to get the middle class. The middle class is getting “hammered,” according to Warren in a line repeated with a cadence worthy of the Rain Man. The factory owners are out…
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Keep barking up that tree

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2012

Keep barking up that tree

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8/7/2012 at 7:00am
Obama supporters, because it’s worked so well for you so far. From reader Heather: Every dog DOES have its day, but usually lives to tell the tale.  Not so much if it’s what’s for dinner! Seen in northeastern Wisconsin. Keep up the good work, Professor! Depending where you work, and how secure your job is, feel…
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Denying deniers denial

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Denying deniers denial

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8/6/2012 at 8:32pm
Mark Levin (transcript via RCP): MARK LEVIN: He says he was basically in a drug-induced stupor for the last two years of high school and I’ve asked many times, ‘Well how did he get into Occidental? How did he transfer to Columbia? And how did he get into Harvard?’ He’s a pothead….
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Pre-Viral

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Pre-Viral

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8/6/2012 at 5:26pm
At last count, Anne’s video of the Chick-fil-A Kiss-in protesters taunting a homeless street preacher had over 115,000 views on YouTube. The post in which the video appeared was Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher with a follow up Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest. Th…
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Not even Kiss-in protesters believed Obama “evolved”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Not even Kiss-in protesters believed Obama “evolved”

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8/6/2012 at 4:05pm
Barack Obama was for gay marriage (pre-presidential campaign), before he was against it (1st presidential campaign), before he was for it (urgent cash call during 2nd presidential campaign). Did anyone believe Obama was telling the truth when he said he had “evolved” on the subject?  Rather than evolving, he spun in the political…
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A.F. Branco joins Legal Insurrection (first cartoon, Harry Politics)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

A.F. Branco joins Legal Insurrection (first cartoon, Harry Politics)

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8/6/2012 at 12:56pm
I am pleased to announce that Antonio F. Branco will begin contributing political cartoons created exclusively for Legal Insurrection. Tony will continue his work at other websites, including Conservative Daily News and NetRight Daily, but has agreed to create two weekly cartoons specifically for Legal Insurrection. Recently, you have seen two of Tony’s…
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Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting press conference update

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting press conference update

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8/6/2012 at 11:33am
The police held a press conference at 11 a.m. Eastern today. The shooter was Wade Michael Page, who was shot dead by police during the incident.  He was shot in the parking lot after he shot at police. Police confirmed that Page was the only shooter, but did not give any information about…
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Forgot to mention

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Forgot to mention

Posted by
8/6/2012 at 10:38am
I met Allen West this weekend when he was in Rhode Island. Very impressive guy, even more so in person. He is a prime target for Democrats and SuperPACs.  You can donate to his campaign here. That is all.
 

New Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Demand Elizabeth Warren and Harvard put up, or shut up about “right-wing smear machine”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

New Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Demand Elizabeth Warren and Harvard put up, or shut up about “right-wing smear machine”

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8/6/2012 at 8:48am
This is too funny.  David Bernstein, a writer at The Boston Phoenix, previously warned that the “right-wing smear machine” was coming to get Elizabeth Warren.  I offered a Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Defend Elizabeth Warren on Cherokee issue, or drop “right-wing smear machine” accusation. Bernstein never met the challenge, and instead now…
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I have seen my future

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

I have seen my future

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8/6/2012 at 7:00am
and it is Ithaca, in about two weeks after a summer in Rhode Island. This is Rhode Island, at the beach near my house a few days ago at dusk: This is Ithaca, on a street near my house a few weeks ago during a short return trip:   What, me worry?
 

Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest

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8/5/2012 at 8:35pm
Yesterday, I posted a video of a group of Chick-fil-A “Kiss-In” protesters mocking an elderly homeless street preacher in Chicago on Friday evening. Many commenters have asked for additional information about the man and the scene. In walking around the small protest area, I saw the homeless man reading the Bible out loud. He was not…
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Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting (Open)

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting (Open)

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8/5/2012 at 5:05pm
There was a shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin this afternoon.  According to reports, seven people are dead,including the gunman, who was killed by police. At this time not a lot more details are known.  Please feel free to keep us updated in the comments.
 

Did NBC hype Gabby Douglas as role model for … devoutly Christian young girls?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Did NBC hype Gabby Douglas as role model for … devoutly Christian young girls?

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8/5/2012 at 1:00pm
Last night I highlighted how NBC falsely was being accused of racism for running a promo for a new television series featuring a monkey after Bob Costas commented on Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal win. There’s another aspect of the controversy.  Why did Costas and NBC feel the need to focus on Douglas’…
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How do you say “dog whistle” in Hebrew?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

How do you say “dog whistle” in Hebrew?

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8/5/2012 at 10:21am
.translate Google to according כלב משרוקית Come on Andrea, call it a dog whistle. Because everyone you consider a dog hears it.