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Oberlin hoax lesson: Smelling a rat is good, smelling like a rat is bad

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Oberlin hoax lesson: Smelling a rat is good, smelling like a rat is bad

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8/25/2013 at 1:45pm
I smelled a rat in the Oberlin racism narrative, and so did some other people in the conservative blogosphere, including but not limited to Michelle Malkin and Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller (who obtained the police report that confirmed our suspicions that this was a hoax). So while Jack Marshall at…
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Efforts to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Falter, Fail . . . Backfire?

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Efforts to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Falter, Fail . . . Backfire?

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8/25/2013 at 12:03pm
The much ballyhooed efforts to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in Florida have suffered an ignominious and well-deserved death. An enormous and bi-partisan majority of Florida legislators —72%– this week overwhelmingly declined to hold a special session for the purpose of even debating the repeal of SYG. Florida Lawmakers Reject ‘Stand…
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Snowden alleges UK government is leaking documents about itself

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Snowden alleges UK government is leaking documents about itself

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8/25/2013 at 10:18am
NSA leaker Edward Snowden – speaking through The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald – has now alleged that the UK government intentionally leaked information to the media with the purpose of justifying the government’s claim that Snowden’s leaked documents could present a danger to the public’s safety if disclosed. Greenwald’s partner David Miranda sued…
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California’s business environment going to pot

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

California’s business environment going to pot

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8/25/2013 at 8:30am
As a Californian, I am thrilled to discover there is actually one business our bureaucrats won’t over-regulate. Sadly, it is medical marijuana farming. However, the lessons it offers about the effects of selective reinforcement of regulations are enlightening. In the Merced Sun-Star, Dan Morain describes how marijuana farming practices in Butte County threaten…
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Vote, just for the fun of it

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Vote, just for the fun of it

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8/25/2013 at 7:00am
From reader 9thDistrictNeighbor: Bumper stickers are few and far between lately…this one was seen recently in Glenview, IL. It’s a bit hard to see, just like November 2014. Thanks for all you do.
 

Saddest day in #StopRush’s life

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Saddest day in #StopRush’s life

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8/24/2013 at 8:32pm
We have covered the War On Rush Limbaugh run by Media Matters and a bizarre group of dead-enders who spend their days tweeting advertisers and filling up pages on Facebook. I’m not going to repeat the long, sordid history of the StopRush and FlushRush movements.  But they were hoping to get Limbaugh…
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White liberal privilege means knowing your racism hoax will not be widely reported

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

White liberal privilege means knowing your racism hoax will not be widely reported

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8/24/2013 at 6:39pm
As longtime readers know, we’re not big fans of the White Privilege verbiage, or the White Privilege consultant and pontificating class: Diagnosis: White Privilege Syndrome by Proxy White Privilege Conference White Writer’s Privilege Zimmerman verdict energizes Salon.com’s White Privilege branding In an otherwise good article about the Oberlin racism hoax, Conor Friedersdorf uses the term “white privilege” to…
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“Birthday Week” at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

“Birthday Week” at College Insurrection

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8/24/2013 at 3:00pm
College Insurrection celebrated its birthday this week. College Insurrection is One Year Old Our 10 Favorite “Freshman Year” Posts at College Insurrection It’s a good thing too, because some are only just catching up. Rolling Stone notices the higher ed bubble College costs remain a challenge. Record college savings aren’t enough to pay for schools S&P Report Says…
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Burdening only Israel with a journalistic burden of proof

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/24/2013

Burdening only Israel with a journalistic burden of proof

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8/24/2013 at 1:15pm
In the little town of Candor in the last year of my youth I learned the final lesson of the levels to the truth – The Mayor of Candor Lied – Harry Chapin There was a line in a recent New York Times report that made me think about how the New York…
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Oberlin issues statement: “These actions were real”

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

“Real” but part of a “hoax” about which Oberlin never told students.

Oberlin issues statement: “These actions were real”

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8/24/2013 at 12:07pm
I just received an email from Scott Wargo, press spokesman for Oberlin: I would like to direct you to a statement the college has issued. You will find the statement posted online at http://news.oberlin.edu/articles/oberlin-college-statement-bias-incidents/#.UhjRJM2S6mc The president has no additional information or comment. The statement does not deny that the student perpetrators did these…
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How could Oberlin be so cruel as to play along with the racism hoax?

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

How could Oberlin be so cruel as to play along with the racism hoax?

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8/24/2013 at 10:35am
The spate of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and homophobic posters and graffiti that plagued the Oberlin College campus in February 2013 was definitively exposed as a hoax led by a pro-Obama liberal anti-racist student activist seeking to get a reaction from the community. The post by Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller outlines the details of the police…
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Resigns, then Blames “Lynch Mob”

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Resigns, then Blames “Lynch Mob”

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8/24/2013 at 8:15am
I am happy to report the San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused by 17 separate women of sexual harassment incidents, has announced his resignation. The San Diego City Council voted 7-0 to accept Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation. Filner will step down on August 30. Two city council members abstained…
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Libertarians, can’t live with ’em

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Libertarians, can’t live with ’em

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8/24/2013 at 7:00am
that’s it, sentence over. Andrew Branca spotted this vehicle in Fredericksburg, VA:
 

Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2013

A history not taught in school and our children will never know

Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

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8/23/2013 at 8:30pm
On this day in 1989, the Baltic Way took place. People in the Baltic Republics of the Soviet Union (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) formed a human chain stretching for hundreds of miles: … on 23 August 1989, the three nations living by the Baltic Sea surprised the world by taking hold of…
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George Zimmerman visits Kel-Tec factory

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2013

George Zimmerman visits Kel-Tec factory

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8/23/2013 at 6:51pm
Maybe to thank them for building the gun that allowed him to lawfully defend himself against a brutal beating which put him in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm? Maybe, as is speculated, to check out tactical shotguns? Maybe just because he is a private citizen who never has been convicted…
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The Guardian partners with NY Times to report on Snowden’s leaked GCHQ files

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2013

The Guardian partners with NY Times to report on Snowden’s leaked GCHQ files

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8/23/2013 at 4:28pm
The Guardian has announced that it will partner with the New York Times to report on files leaked by Edward Snowden pertaining to the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). From The Guardian: The Guardian has struck a partnership with the New York Times which will give the US paper access to some of…
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Nidal Hasan GUILTY on all counts in Fort Hood shooting

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2013

Nidal Hasan GUILTY on all counts in Fort Hood shooting

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8/23/2013 at 2:23pm
In a unanimous verdict, Nidal Hasan has been found guilty on all counts in the November, 2009 Fort Hood massacre. https://twitter.com/chrissadeghi/status/370962880021008384 Hasan had been charged with 13 premeditated counts and an additional 32 attempted premeditated counts of murder.  Today’s verdict means that Hasan will face the death penalty. From NBC-DFW: In order for Hasan to…
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