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Change even I could believe in

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012

Change even I could believe in

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5/18/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Cheerful in Marin: … from a brave car spotted last week in Corte Madera, CA (southern Marin County). A refreshing sight in the land of Lynn Woolsey. Thank you for your terrific website.
 

Evidence and “ultimately avoidable” legal irrelevancy released in Trayvon Martin case

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Evidence and “ultimately avoidable” legal irrelevancy released in Trayvon Martin case

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5/17/2012 at 9:58pm
A trove of documents (embedded in viewer at bottom of post) was released tonight in the Trayvon Martin case.  The big headline is that the police report prepared a month after the incident said it was “ultimately avoidable” if George Zimmerman never got out of the car.  That’s legally irrelevant, as I’ll explain later. First,…
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Mass Dem Senate candidate on Cherokee-gate: Harvard “put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority”

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Mass Dem Senate candidate on Cherokee-gate: Harvard “put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority”

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5/17/2012 at 5:42pm
As I mentioned the other day, Marisa DeFranco is challenging Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary.  In light of Warren’s three-week long Cherokee disaster, I reached out to DeFranco to get her take on the controversy and the primary race. While several other high profile candidates dropped out in the face of Warren’s national…
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Footage of “F*** the Police” march contradicts nonviolent claims

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Footage of “F*** the Police” march contradicts nonviolent claims

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5/17/2012 at 3:29pm
Today, new footage surfaced from the Occupy/ F*** the Police march Tuesday in Chicago. [Language warning, not safe for work]. The video shows a side of the Occupy / F*** the Police march not shown by the mainstream media. The media continues to ignore the radical messages and tenor of the Occupy…
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Do not think of the Jeremiah Wright in the room (Update – It worked, ads won’t run)

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Do not think of the Jeremiah Wright in the room (Update – It worked, ads won’t run)

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5/17/2012 at 11:56am
He’s back. And the NY Times and other Obama supporters are not happy, so the Times reveals the scoop that a large Republican SuperPAC donor is considering — yes, considering — an ad campaign in the fall focusing on Wright: A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billion…
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Rhode Island’s Solyndra cubed

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Rhode Island’s Solyndra cubed

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5/17/2012 at 10:30am
I haven’t had much time to focus on the debacle unfolding in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations over loan guarantees to a company owned by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. This Bloomberg story has the latest: Curt Schilling, pitching ace on the 2004 Boston team that won baseball’s…
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Elizabeth Warren “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook mystery solved

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Elizabeth Warren “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook mystery solved

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5/17/2012 at 8:46am
Remember the non-parody story about Elizabeth Warren citing her cousin’s partial editing of the early 1980s Pow Wow Chow cookbook as evidence of Warren’s Native American ancestry? I could not figure out how Warren found that obscure text.  Now we know, she submitted recipes to it, identifying herself as Cherokee.  I wonder…
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Democratic campaign strategy for dummies

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012

Democratic campaign strategy for dummies

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5/17/2012 at 7:00am
From reader John: Keep up the good work on Elizabeth Warren, what a hypocrite. Saw this on the road in Richmond, VA. This bumper sticker could be translated as: “Warning, close-minded person on board. Will not listen to reason. Will revert to nonsensical ad hominem attacks if he disagrees with you.”
 

Counter Attack

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

Counter Attack

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5/16/2012 at 8:09pm
From the Susan B. Anthony List: And Milton Wolf:
 

Walker, Kleefisch ahead in polls, jobs numbers

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

Walker, Kleefisch ahead in polls, jobs numbers

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5/16/2012 at 3:14pm
Governor Walker leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by six percentage points– 50 percent of likely voters over Barrett’s 44 percent– according to a poll released today by Marquette Law School. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch leads challenger Mahlon Mitchell by six percentage points as well, garnering 47 percent to his 41. The poll used…
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Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren — Tell the truth

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren — Tell the truth

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5/16/2012 at 12:37pm
A reader alerted me to Thoughts from Polly’s Granddaughter, a blog run by Twila Barnes, devoted to documenting Cherokee genealogy and countering fraudulent claims of Cherokee heritage: I am the wife of a career soldier and the mother of four. I am registered with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and, like my ancestors, have always been proud of…
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Progressives choose more traditional baby names — maybe

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

Progressives choose more traditional baby names — maybe

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5/16/2012 at 11:27am
Conservatives tend to give their babies “trendier” names than liberals, who favor traditional names, according to NPR: Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. “There is an enormous red state and blue state divide on names,” says Laura Wattenberg, founder…
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“Julia” B. Hayes

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

“Julia” B. Hayes

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5/16/2012 at 10:15am
Via Instapundit, Rutherford B. Hayes is back. Here’s my new contribution:
 

Give him your cell phones and your money

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

Give him your cell phones and your money

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5/16/2012 at 9:11am
No cell phones for you at Obama fundraisers. Via BuzzFeed Politics: In the latest attempt to crack down on potentially embarrassing digital leaks from presidential fundraisers, President Barack Obama’s campaign has begun asking donors attending small fundraisers with the president to turn over their cell phones before entering. Pool reporter David Nakamura of the…
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The Pitts

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012

The Pitts

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5/16/2012 at 7:00am
From reader David: Seen in Democrat-friendly, labor union centric, Obama-G-20, Pittsburgh. Think the driver has any doubts?
 

“Nonviolent” Occupy Chicago march: “F*** the Police”

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2012

“Nonviolent” Occupy Chicago march: “F*** the Police”

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5/15/2012 at 10:00pm
Occupy Chicago held a “F** the Police” rally as they marched through the streets Tuesday night shouting “From Chicago to Greece, F*** the Police.” A short video clip I took as the crowd was just beginning to form follows (language warning: not safe for work): Compared to last fall’s protests, the level…
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Broken nose, broken narrative

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2012

Broken nose, broken narrative

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5/15/2012 at 9:05pm
The big news in the Trayvon Martin case, ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon Martin Shooting: A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture”…
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