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Saturday Morning Links

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2014

Stories about social media mobs, Twitter account that tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Congress, and a Congresswoman who ‘misspoke’

Saturday Morning Links

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7/12/2014 at 7:25am
Some links from around the web for your Saturday morning reading. About those online mobs and the culture of demanding scalps…via Noah Rothman at HotAir, Contemptible corporate cowardice And there are days I don’t even want to go on social media…via Buzzfeed, A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed…
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Video: Hezbollah flag-waving protester at Israeli Embassy in D.C.

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

Advocating armed resistance as the only path forward.

Video: Hezbollah flag-waving protester at Israeli Embassy in D.C.

Hezbollah flag Israel protest July 11 2014
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7/11/2014 at 7:20pm
We highlighted earlier this week The threatening face of anti-Israel boycotters in America. Here’s another example. The Capitol City Project attended an anti-Israeli protest in Washington D.C. today, and had a nice chat with an anti-Israel protester carrying a Hezbollah flag: A man carrying the flag of the terrorist group Hezbollah gathered with other…
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http://youtu.be/b6ttmDlOuqY

Creepy is back

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

Uncle Sam, that is.

Creepy is back

http://youtu.be/b6ttmDlOuqY
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7/11/2014 at 4:36pm
Creepy Uncle Sam, that is. The latest is the Creepy Carnival campaign. I don’t know what impact these videos have on the target young audience. What do you think?
 
(Lois Lerner Pleads 5th House Hearing 3-5-2014)

Will IRS swear under oath that the dog ate Lois Lerner’s emails?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

I do solemnly swear, gulp ….

Will IRS swear under oath that the dog ate Lois Lerner’s emails?

(Lois Lerner Pleads 5th House Hearing 3-5-2014)
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7/11/2014 at 3:14pm
Just a joke, of course.  We all know the dog didn’t eat Lois Lerner’s email, or hard drive, or back up tapes. They were stolen by Martians in bunny rabbit suits, who look like this: Fox News reports: A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain “under oath” how the agency lost a…
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[Carl in Jerusalem and William Jacobson, 2013]

We Stand With our Blog Friends in Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

Pay a visit to and say a prayer for our blog friends in Israel.

We Stand With our Blog Friends in Israel

[Carl in Jerusalem and William Jacobson, 2013]
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7/11/2014 at 12:30pm
This is a little spooky. Here’s a blog post I wrote in November 2012, the last time Israel had to deal with the terrorist alliance in Gaza and its rocket fire: Since then, we have added more Israeli blog friends, many of whom I met on my trip to Israel last summer. So once…
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AFSCME: Yes, we will waste young black minds to attack Koch Brothers

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

Cutting back funding of United Negro College Fund in retaliation for accepting Koch donation

AFSCME: Yes, we will waste young black minds to attack Koch Brothers

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7/11/2014 at 11:00am
One of the most powerful political and financial supporters of progressive politics and Barack Obama’s campaigns over the last decade has been the public sector union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). On Thursday, AFSCME made a remarkable announcement — that it would will end its support for the…
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(Israeli fires Iron Dome missile interceptor, July 2014)

Palestinian unity deal didn’t moderate Hamas, and never will

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

The Washington Post bought into that bizarre Gaza equation, but it’s not quite working out

Palestinian unity deal didn’t moderate Hamas, and never will

(Israeli fires Iron Dome missile interceptor, July 2014)
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7/11/2014 at 9:30am
Last month the Editorial Board of The Washington Post endorsed the Obama administration’s support of the unity deal between Hamas and Fatah. After reading, Restore trust to douse the fire in Gaza, the Post’s take on Operation Protective Edge, it’s clear that the editors are still stuck in an intellectual rut. One paragraph in…
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Aereo’s Last Stand

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2014

The executives at Aereo are looking for a way to resuscitate their popular TV streaming service.

Aereo’s Last Stand

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7/11/2014 at 8:30am
Bloomberg reports that the executives of Aereo, Inc., are exploring ways to continue offering their streaming service by operating more like a cable TV provider. The startup’s owners say that, by behaving more like a Comcast or a Time Warner, they will be able to reinstate their service. There is, of course,…
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Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

CNN’s Jake Tapper pushes back on former PLO adviser.

Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

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7/10/2014 at 8:58pm
CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday interviewed Diana Buttu, former legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization, concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. The interview got a bit…uncomfortable…as Tapper challenged Buttu on some of her responses. Here is an excerpt: TAPPER: Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are…
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Toxicology results negative in toddler hot car death

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Report shows no indication Cooper Harris was drugged or sedated.

Toxicology results negative in toddler hot car death

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7/10/2014 at 6:03pm
Toxicology results released Thursday show that the Georgia toddler who died after being left by his father in a hot car last month had not been drugged or sedated. From 11 Alive news in Atlanta: Details of the toxicology report of the 22-month-old boy who died after his father left him in a…
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ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Mainstream media attempting gymnastics to avoid alarm

ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

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7/10/2014 at 3:45pm
The breaking news via Twitter on Wednesday night was quite alarming. BREAKING NEWS: IRAQ TELLS U.N. THAT ‘TERRORIST GROUPS’ SEIZED NUCLEAR MATERIALS. REUTERS — PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) July 9, 2014 Iraq says militants seized 40 kg (88 pounds) of uranium compounds from university, ambassador warns they can be used for WMD – Reuters —…
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http://youtu.be/2BtT2JDSGeE

Q: When is Obama going to take responsibility for something? A: When ….

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

A. When it’s about getting bin Laden, otherwise it’s Bush’s fault.

Q: When is Obama going to take responsibility for something? A: When ….

http://youtu.be/2BtT2JDSGeE
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7/10/2014 at 2:00pm
John Boehner asks the question today (via Drudge): Here is the answer: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
 
Mohammed Abu Khdeir cropped

Three of six Israeli Jews arrested in teen murder released since not involved

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Three of six Israeli Jews arrested in teen murder released since not involved

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7/10/2014 at 12:30pm
We have previously reported Six Israeli Jews arrested in murder of Palestinian teen. Police now have determined that three of the six were not involved in the murder, and have been released on home confinement since they may be implicated indirectly to a group to which the actual murderers belonged. The Times of Israel…
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Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Israel has a strategy for reducing collateral damage, what’s “contentious” or “controversial” about that?

Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

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7/10/2014 at 11:00am
As Operation Protective Edge it’s worth anticipating the likely response to Israel’s latest war against Hamas. Israel will be accused of a disproportionate response and of not taking care to avoid collateral damage. Already there’s been at least one incident in which a number of civilians were injured and and 7…
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Tax Prof Blog Rankings 6-30-2014 Top - REVISED

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Tax Prof Blog Rankings 6-30-2014 Top - REVISED
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7/10/2014 at 10:00am
TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014. Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 7 are in the featured image.  [Note 10:25 a.m. – after our publication, TaxProf issued revised numbers…
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Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Purposely and cleverly duplicitous, shameless demagoguery of the worst sort

Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

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7/10/2014 at 8:30am
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, and a smart one at that. So she knows better than this statement she made about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision: It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her…
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Democrats Snub Obama

Branco Cartoon – Itchy and Scratchy

Posted by  ▪  July 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Itchy and Scratchy

Democrats Snub Obama
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7/10/2014 at 7:00am
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