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True Story: GA Sex Offender Seeks Re-Trial of Zimmerman

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True Story: GA Sex Offender Seeks Re-Trial of Zimmerman

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8/11/2013 at 12:24pm
Just when you thought the Zimmerman case couldn’t get any crazier, here we go. An amicus curiae brief has been filed in support of a motion to re-try George Zimmerman for second-degree murder. The full brief is embedded at the bottom of this post.  (“Amicus curiae” literally means “friend of the court”, not a…
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It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2013

It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan

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8/11/2013 at 11:00am
Why not? The Kurds out number Palestinians several times over, and unlike Palestinians, have a real ethnic and cultural distinction from surrounding Arabs (and in Turkey, Turks). But for Europeans drawing lines on maps and Turkish national ambitions, there should have been an independent nation for the Kurds decades ago. There currently is…
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There’s a name for this problem: Detroit

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2013

There’s a name for this problem: Detroit

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8/11/2013 at 9:33am
Maybe some things just need to fail for the greater good. Here’s a good example of a system that needs to fail because it’s consuming its public host.  The parasite and the host can’t both survive. Via Michael Graham, Massachusetts Unions Reach Their Ultimate Goal: More “Collecting” Than Working: Does this sound a bit…
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mas·och·ist

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2013

mas·och·ist

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8/11/2013 at 7:00am
From Christopher: Seen today in Prescott, Arizona. Quality is not great because it was made from a moving vehicle. This enthusiastic Obama voter also has a Life Member sticker for the NRA in the top left corner of the rear window, and a “Life Member – National Rifle Association” license plate frame. Th…
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Harry Reid, le misérable

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Harry Reid, le misérable

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8/10/2013 at 6:30pm
I haven’t written much about Harry Reid lately, although we do have over 100 posts in the Harry Reid tag dating back to the earliest days of this blog. He’s a charmer, alright. Who can forget his famous pronouncement that the Iraq war was lost and the surge had failed? He then worked…
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Demonizing Obama’s domestic opponents doesn’t change Obama’s foreign policy failures

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Demonizing Obama’s domestic opponents doesn’t change Obama’s foreign policy failures

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8/10/2013 at 5:00pm
In this article at CNN by columnist Frida Ghitis, she offers excuses for what she sees as Obama’s foreign policy failures (“There is no question that Obama was dealt a difficult hand”) even as she describes that foreign policy as having gone into a “tailspin.” Ghitis seems unaware—or unwilling to admit—that Obama…
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Those who can’t even cat blog, nature blog

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Those who can’t even cat blog, nature blog

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8/10/2013 at 3:48pm
I’ve figured it out. Nature blogging! So you see, I walked over to Ithaca Falls, about a 10 minute walk from my house, with my friend to help him get over his blogger burnout problems. (Man, this is easy)
 

Instapundit turns 12 and the perils of blogger burnout

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Instapundit turns 12 and the perils of blogger burnout

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8/10/2013 at 1:14pm
Instapundit turned 12 years old this week, and received appropriate accolades. It’s not an overstatement to say that Prof. Reynolds has helped foster and keep up the spirits of the conservative blogosphere, including Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection. Which brings me to a related topic, blogger burnout. Legal Insurrection turns 5 in October, and 12…
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At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

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8/10/2013 at 11:45am
We’ve all heard of the problems faced on Twitter with the #TwitterGulag resulting from false claims of harassment and/or spam. It’s also a problem on Facebook, as detailed by Ruthie Blum (sister of John Podhoretz) at The New York Observer. Blum speaks of the problem faced by pro-Israel writers on Facebook and draws an analogy to the…
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If only the NSA had spied on the Keystone Pipeline Project

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

If only the NSA had spied on the Keystone Pipeline Project

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8/10/2013 at 9:57am
We might be hearing more about it. Instead, the pipeline project has been lost in the flood of Obama scandals and diversions. Obama scoffs at the project only creating 50 permanent jobs — which is another “fact” just pulled out of his … ear. Keystone will not be built while Obama is…
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“Thank You Leslie and Aleister” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

“Thank You Leslie and Aleister” Week at College Insurrection

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8/10/2013 at 8:15am
Leslie Eastman, who writes for Legal Insurrection and has her own blog, Temple of Mut, and Aleister from American Glob, both help run College Insurrection, including gathering the stories we aggregate there. In preparing this week’s College Insurrection “Week” post, I realized once again the great job Leslie and Aleister do at finding interesting…
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Nobody’s my guy

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Nobody’s my guy

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8/10/2013 at 7:00am
Too. From Gary: Seen in a parking lot in Marietta, GA. Normally a solid Red State area, perhaps showing some real battle fatigue.
 

Seems like a case of Oprah upset at not being recognized as Oprah so … racist!

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Seems like a case of Oprah upset at not being recognized as Oprah so … racist!

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8/9/2013 at 8:59pm
Having absurdly compared the George Zimmerman self-defense against a violent attack by Trayvon Martin to the murder of Emmett Till, Oprah Winfrey has decided to call a store clerk in Switzerland racist for refusing to show Oprah a $38,000 pocketbook. Via The Daily News, Oprah Winfrey’s brush with racism: Switzerland is desperately trying…
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When you hear crazy Rick Santorum shower jokes in 2016

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

When you hear crazy Rick Santorum shower jokes in 2016

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8/9/2013 at 6:11pm
make sure you have this Twitchy article bookmarked, More Huffpo malfeasance: Byron York forces ‘update’ on Santorum gym shower comments The short version is that Rick Santorum made a comment about a conservative student group being denied locker room / shower facilities at a YMCA because of their politics, which HuffPo and the usual suspects then…
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(Why am I covering the) Obama Press Conference LIVE

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

(Why am I covering the) Obama Press Conference LIVE

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8/9/2013 at 3:00pm
Obama is holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Eastern today before he leave on an extended vacation. Expectations are low.  He is expected to announce new NSA oversight measures. [press conference over – video embed removed] [Twitter feed removed] Obama prepared remarks on his intelligence community reforms are here. Some reactions:
 

German homeschooling family closer to deportation

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

German homeschooling family closer to deportation

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8/9/2013 at 2:01pm
In February and March we focused on the Romeike homeschooling deportation case, DOJ seeks deportation of family persecuted in Germany for homeschooling: The Romeikes are devout Christians from Germany who wanted to homeschool their children because of what they perceived as the secularist agenda in German public schools. In the United States, the…
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Tom Cotton asked

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Tom Cotton asked

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8/9/2013 at 12:37pm
Tom Cotton, running for Senate to unseat Mark Pryor in Arkansas, held a blogger telephone conference today. I sat in on it, breaking my usual policy of sitting in a hermetically sealed room with the drapes drawn and the lights out avoiding all human contact. All someone had to do was ask. Ed Morrissey…
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