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Me on Mark Carbonaro Show talking Obamacare oral arguments

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2012
On March 28, 2012, I was a guest of Mark Carbonaro Show on KION 1460 AM in Salinas, CA, talking about the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Obamacare litigation. Total time was about 25 minutes, the audio is broken down into two parts.
 

Assad declares victory

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2012
It might be a little premature for Bashar Assad to claim victory, but he’s feeling confident enough to do so anyway. Via Reuters: Syria says the year-old revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is over, but the army again shelled opposition areas on Saturday and rebels said they would not cease fire until…
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Elizabeth Warren “linked” to ruin of low cost catastrophic health insurance

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2012
In early June 2009, long before Scott Brown would emerge as the 41st vote, and even longer before Brown would be challenged in the 2012 Senate race by Elizabeth Warren, Warren was the darling of the push for Obamacare. Warren released  a study showing that over 60% of personal bankruptcy filings were…
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Romney’s been down this tax return road before, and it’s a dead end

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2012
Is this really happening again?  Is Mitt Romney refusing, even assuming he is the nominee which looks likely, to release any more tax returns? Romney released his 2010 return and projections for 2011 only after a disastrous couple of weeks of refusing to do so.  I predicted at the start that his position…
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Signs of desperation

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2012
From fellow Central (Upstate) New Yorker Fred: I am a fan of your blog. I also enjoy the seeing bumper stickers from around the country. How about one from our backyard? I saw this one on a Prius at the Liverpool, NY YMCA. I was walking at the time. There is hope and change…
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Disturbed

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
There is something seriously disturbed with Lawrence O’Donnell.  Who ever thought we would long for the days of Keith Olbermann. A lawyer representing an accused has no obligation to present defense evidence on television.  O’Donnell knows that, his outrage is feigned and phony.  O’Donnell is not stupid, he knows exactly what he…
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Arianna Huffington defeats liberal bloggers who made her richer

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
I posted previously about Ariann Huffington’s business model, Hey HuffPo Bloggers – Was It Fun Working For Free To Make Arianna Richer?: First, let me congratulate Arianna Huffington on selling The Huffington Post to AOL for a reported $315 million.  Isn’t America a great place? Arianna came up with a great business model. …
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What if you threw a Two Million Man Global March on Jerusalem, and almost no one showed up?

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
The Global March on Jersusalem has been promoted for months as a means by which up to two million people would crash Israel’s borders. Israel geared up, and issued warnings. And waited. And waited. And all that showed up were a few thousand people at the Gaza border (forced back with one shot and killed). …
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NOT BREAKING NEWS on Zimmerman being bloodied

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
This is getting ridiculous. The police report prepared the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, long before it was expected that this case would get national attention, recited that the police observed Zimmerman with a bloody nose and rear head bleeding, and that Zimmerman was treated by paramedics. I guess it’s possible police…
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Obligations and Voluntary Actions

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
The new Libertarianism.org has amassed a bunch of great essays from CATO scholars and the like. One of my (very) recent favorites is from Aaron Ross Powell, who discusses the nature of political obligation in How We Might Become Politically Obligated, a follow up to his introductory post on the topic. The…
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The perfect Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World theory

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Today in South Carolina politics: Rumors are swirling based on rumors of rumors that Nikki Haley is going to be indicted for something she did or didn’t do almost a decade ago in connection with her family’s fundraising to build a Sikh Temple.  She denies any involvement. Ed Kilgore at the liberal Washington…
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What would Teddy say if Obamacare goes down?

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
I’m not predicting that the mandate or the entirety of Obamacare will go down at the Supreme Court.  But based on the oral arguments, those who support the law are in a state of panic. Digging back into Memeorandum from March 23, 2010, when Obamacare was signed into law, is like opening a time…
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A tale of two videos of RI Guardsman killed saving girl in Afghanistan

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Rhode Island Guardsman died saving Afghan girl: According to the Rhode Island National Guard and the U.S. Army, [Spc. Dennis] Weichel was in a convoy a week ago with his unit in Laghman Province, in northeast Afghanistan. Some children were in the road in front of the convoy, and Weichel and other…
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I’m WSRM, and I’m Proud

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Feeling a little unloved these days, are you? You have nothing to be ashamed of, you can’t help being who you are.  After all, no one would chose to be that way in this society. From reader Michael, his very own “message board”: This is the bumber sticker message board I run in NC. I…
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