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New York’s disappearing millionaires

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2011
Of course, there always will be a top 1%, so those in the Occupy Wall Street movement who want to demonize the top 1% always will have a cause. But the numbers of millionaires who could be taxed to feed the demands of the proletariat is down in New York State: Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported…
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“Jeremiah Wright is back on the table” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2011
Not long ago The Washington Post was digging up rocks from 30 years ago to find dirt about Rick Perry. Now WaPo is digging up immigration papers from 50 years ago about Marco Rubio’s parents, Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.  The gist of WaPo’s dramatic claim is that Rubio’s family did…
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Snowed

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2011
Thanks to reader Bob who writes: Seen in Longmont Colorado. I was stopped behind the car and the turn signal just came on. Obama08 supporter from decal on the side window. (Ok, I had to be careful and quick while driving to take this one.)[my note, not in this photo] Back sticker: “Insurance CEO’s get…
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What do you call someone who lies about rape for political gain?

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
Mr. Vice President. Biden has been playing the rape card, arguing that if the federal government does not subsidize police union contracts which states and local governments cannot afford, more women will get raped. This is part of a theme, with Biden earlier this month claiming that rapes were up in Flint, Michigan…
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“Hard to Please” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
From blogger, frequent commenter and longtime friend of Legal Insurrection, Fuzislippers:
 

Should anti-Semitic Occupy LA woman have been fired? (Reader poll)

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
An employee of the L.A. School District and active Occupy Los Angleles supporter was fired for her anti-Semitic comments which have garnered a lot of attention. Here’s the video of her reaction to the firing, where she doubles down (h/t IsraellyCool): The easy answer would be sure, fire her, she’s a despicable person. But, her comments…
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Debate on Education Policy Reinforces Party Stereotypes

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
I participated in a debate last night at Cornell sponsored by Students for Education Reform to encourage an exchange of ideas on education policy. I was on the libertarian panel, which was wedged between the College Democrats and Republicans. It was a fairly heated debate: “Libertarians believe the federal government should play…
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The 2000

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
Sometime in the past day or two we passed 2000 registered users. About three months after the new blog landed safely. Phase 2 is coming, I promise. Previous entries: The 500, The 1000.
 

Newt gravitational pull

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
Frank Luntz did a focus group on Hannity last night regarding the Las Vegas debate.  The group confirmed my view that Newt is rising. I can’t find a video of it, but NewsMax has a partial transcript.  The group found that Newt won the debate hands down, and reacted very negatively to Perry. I’m beginning…
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Qaddafi killed, captured, still on the loose? Update: Killed

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
There are conflicting reports, as detailed in the live updates at The Telegraph. Updates:  I’ll wait a bit before updating the headline, but it appears he’s dead (photo at The Telegraph link). DEBKAFile says he’s dead, killed in NATO airstrike near his hometown of Sirte. PJTatler has al-Jaeera video of what appearst to be dead…
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From the parking lot of Whole Foods, to the shores of ….

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Linda who spotted these bumper stickers on an old Ford pickup truck in the Whole Foods parking lot in Franklin, TN:
 

“Shorter” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
You know the trick, Obama’s an expert at it.  Create a straw man argument by presenting extreme choices, in order to make one of the choices seem like the only reasonable choice.  It’s also called being a “shorter,” in internet parlance. Nicholas Kristof of The NY Times is a shorter today by Tweeting (h/t @L…
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Waiting for Sheldon Whitehouse’s speech on OWS “malignant, vindictive passions”

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
In December 2009, on the eve of the Senate vote on Obamacare, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued a blistering speech on the floor of the Senate lashing out at opposition to Obamacare, which was led by the Tea Party movement, in the most inflammatory terms. Among other things, Whitehouse invoked the images of the use of…
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All the fat cats on… K Street.

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Amidst news about Wall Street bonuses and fat-cat corruption, I’m sure it will go uncovered that Washington has finally eclipsed Silicon Valley as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area: “Lobbyists play a prominent role in the Washington economy. In 2010 there were 12,964 registered lobbyists, with most working in or around the nation’s capital,…
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Wafa al-Biss already back to work

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Via Jerusalem Post:  A would-be Palestinian suicide bomber freed by Israel in the prisoner swap for soldier Gilad Schalit told cheering schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip the day after her release on Wednesday she hoped they would follow her example. “I hope you will walk the same path we took and God willing,…
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OWS and unions crossing all lines to get in opponents’ faces

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Crain’s New York has an article detailing how Occupy Wall Street and union protesters are taking the fight to the personal lives of executives who oppose them by disrupting their ability to go to restaurants and other day-to-day activities. As the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained steam, the city’s well-heeled have …
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Newt rising, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
My assessment of the Vegas debate remains the same at the top of the ticket, Perry won by exceeding expectations.  There were some negatives to his performance, such as the issue of Romney’s lawn care company hiring illegals, which even if it was worth a mention hardly was the gotcha it…
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