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Metaphor Alert

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Metaphor Alert

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4/24/2013 at 7:00am
(h/t Jammie Wearing Fools)
 

In the midnight hour, it is revealed Boston Bombers got welfare

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

In the midnight hour, it is revealed Boston Bombers got welfare

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4/24/2013 at 12:21am
From the Boston Herald late last night, Full text of welfare statement on Tsarnaev brothers Statement on Tsarnaev Brothers Department of Transitional Assistance Status: “The brothers were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident and have not received any transitional assistance benefits this year. The Tsarnaevs’ parents are former…
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A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

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4/23/2013 at 6:10pm
The narrative is moving from “It’s not them, it’s us” to some pretty strange suggestions from Think Progress and others who really, really, really, were hoping for a Tea Party connection. Think Progress has put forth a classic of its own genre: @aceofspadeshq Think Progress is running with concussions, btw thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/04…— John Ekdahl, Jr….
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After House Passage, Privacy Advocates and Lawmakers Battle Over CISPA

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

After House Passage, Privacy Advocates and Lawmakers Battle Over CISPA

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4/23/2013 at 5:00pm
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is another bill that is currently moving through Congress.  It was first introduced in November of 2011, but failed to pass the Senate after a successful House vote in April 2012. It was reintroduced this past February and most recently passed the House…
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Fight Over Online Sales Tax Bill Heats Up in Senate

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

Fight Over Online Sales Tax Bill Heats Up in Senate

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4/23/2013 at 3:30pm
The issue of the online sales tax is heating up in the Senate these next few weeks, and retailers are duking it out in a very public way. Senate bill S.336, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, would address the longstanding issue of the online sales tax.  The Washington Post has a…
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Judge tosses several counts against #Gosnell, many others remain

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

Judge tosses several counts against #Gosnell, many others remain

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4/23/2013 at 2:28pm
The prosecution needs to prove its case against Kermit Gosnell beyond a reasonable doubt on each and every count.  Apparently it did not do that on some counts, particularly 1st Degree Murder as to three of the babies, so the Judge tossed the charges at the close of the prosecution’s case. …
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War of the Taxpayer Shakedown infographics

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

War of the Taxpayer Shakedown infographics

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4/23/2013 at 1:11pm
April, the month when the sting of the government’s overreach is most acute, provided the backdrop for a series of infographics illustrating just how onerous the tax burden (and fiscal irresponsibility) is to our country. Groups like the Cato Institute, AFP, Illinois Policy Institute, and the Heritage Foundation all found ways…
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*Breaking* Sen. Baucus (D-MT) retiring

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

*Breaking* Sen. Baucus (D-MT) retiring

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4/23/2013 at 11:30am
It’s being reported that Sen. Max Baucus will not run for re-election in 2014. Our last poll of Montana found Baucus already running 5 points behind a pair of potential Republican candidates: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/s…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) April 23, 2013 Politico reports: Montana Sen. Max Baucus will not seek reelection in 2014, becoming the latest senior…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/23/2013 – Arms, Kerry and Mahnaimi

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 04/23/2013 – Arms, Kerry and Mahnaimi

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4/23/2013 at 10:15am
1) Middle East arms deal The United States is concluding an arms deal with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Hoagland: arms deal “weaken the only containment strategy Obama consistently practiced – the containment of Israel” wapo.st/12D0xtp— Shmuel Rosner (@rosnersdomain) April 23, 2013 The New York Times reports U.S. Arms Deal With…
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New Boston Bombing narrative: “It’s not them, it’s us”

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

New Boston Bombing narrative: “It’s not them, it’s us”

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4/23/2013 at 8:53am
Can I call ’em or what? On Sunday, I wrote about how the media and left-blogosphere were trying to move the Boston Bombing narrative to focus on what is wrong with how we treated the bombers as immigrants and away from the problem of Jihadism, Politically correct epistemic closure counterattacks Boston Marathon bombing…
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OWS Bomb

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

OWS Bomb

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4/23/2013 at 7:00am
Reader Thomas was not happy when he saw the Tea Party Bomb, the Worst Boston Bombing prediction in one image: So he decided to respond: No way I was going to let this one go without a rebuke. Sydney Morning Herald, Salon.com, MSNBC and Wolf Blitzer can stick this one up their you-know-what.   (News and…
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Put the 844-page Immigration Bill on ICE for a while

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

Put the 844-page Immigration Bill on ICE for a while

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4/22/2013 at 10:05pm
And the reason we need “immigration reform” urgently is? I’m getting very uncomfortable with the rush to vote on an 844-page bill. Let it hang out in the air for a while. If it doesn’t stink, the fresh air and sunshine won’t hurt it. If it does stink, the fresh air and sunshine will do…
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Amanda Palmer sings at Wesleyan Humanities Festival, then writes #aPoemForDzhokhar

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

Amanda Palmer sings at Wesleyan Humanities Festival, then writes #aPoemForDzhokhar

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4/22/2013 at 6:30pm
Amanda Palmer, who grew up in Lexington, MA, is a graduate of Wesleyan University. Two days before the Boston Marathon Bombing, Palmer “performed live at Wesleyan’s Humanity Festival, a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism and social divisions within a community”: In keeping with the spirit of the Humanities Festival, after…
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RIP – Richie Havens

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

RIP – Richie Havens

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4/22/2013 at 5:11pm
I previously have written how I saw Richie Havens live at My Father’s Place when I was in high school, at the time we ran several of his songs as Videos of the Day in late January 2012: I saw Richie Havens at My Father’s Place (Facebook) in Roslyn, NY. Memorable. It…
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Canadian terrorist plot foiled — arrests made (Update – supported by al-Qaeda in Iran)

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

Plot was “al-Qaeda supported” by al-Qaeda elements “located in Iran” consisting of “direction and guidance.”

Canadian terrorist plot foiled — arrests made (Update – supported by al-Qaeda in Iran)

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4/22/2013 at 3:20pm
Via CBC News (h/t Hot Air): Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting two suspects in Montreal and Toronto, CBC News has learned. Highly placed sources tell CBC News the alleged plotters have been under surveillance for more…
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Unsealed Complaint and Affidavit – U.S. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

” The pressure cookers also contained metallic BBs and nails.”

Unsealed Complaint and Affidavit – U.S. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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4/22/2013 at 1:50pm
Criminal charges were filed against Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. While news reports indicate the Complaint and supporting Affidavit are sealed — a Magistrate Judge just granted a request to unseal those documents. Here they are: Interestingly, I don’t see any reference to the murder of the M.I.T. officer. So are we going…
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Worst Boston Bombing prediction in one image

Posted by  ▪  April 22, 2013

Worst Boston Bombing prediction in one image

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4/22/2013 at 1:09pm
And you thought it was bad here. Via Tim Blair’s blog (h/t sdog), an image that ran last Friday morning in the Sydney Morning Herald, as part of a column praising Obama for not  jumping to conclusions as to the source of the bombing, Bomb response refreshingly honest: This is a far cry from…
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