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Martha Robertson SAFE Act

NY SAFE Act becomes issue in NY-23 swing race

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

Was Dem challenger in NY-23 against the SAFE Act before she was for it?

NY SAFE Act becomes issue in NY-23 swing race

Martha Robertson SAFE Act
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1/31/2014 at 8:07pm
NY-23, my home district, is a focus for both parties for 2014 because it is one of only a few competitive districts. The district is geographically enormous, a mostly rural area running along the Southern Tier of upstate New York. Once you leave Ithaca, it’s a whole other country. Which is why incumbent…
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TSA Full Body Image Scanner - 3 panel

TSA is gross

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

Former insider says they’re on the lookout for hot women and hassling people.

TSA is gross

TSA Full Body Image Scanner - 3 panel
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1/31/2014 at 5:05pm
That’s pretty much the evidence presented in this article by a former TSA employee, Dear America, I Saw You Naked: And yes, we were laughing. It starts with the absurd: I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even…
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Wendy Davis holding shotgun on stage

Wendy Davis following Elizabeth Warren family-defense and press-control scripts

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

But Texas is not Massachusetts, so it may not work this time.

Wendy Davis following Elizabeth Warren family-defense and press-control scripts

Wendy Davis holding shotgun on stage
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1/31/2014 at 1:50pm
When Elizabeth Warren’s fake Cherokee status broke in late April 2012, Warren’s campaign went into panic for several days, issuing statements about Warren’s ancestry that proved troublesome when compared to the facts. The entire issue was portrayed as a Scott Brown campaign dirty trick, and the Boston Herald — the city’s…
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Philadelphia City Council condemns anti-Israel academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

More evidence of how toxic the BDS movement has become.

Philadelphia City Council condemns anti-Israel academic boycott

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1/31/2014 at 12:22pm
A Resolution passed yesterday by the Philadelphia City Council is a good reflection of how deeply the pushback against the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel has reached in American civil and political society.  (Full Resolution embedded at bottom of post.) Condemning the American Studies Association’s academic boycott against Israeli academic…
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Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2

Intense vetting of Chris Christie will make him a stronger candidate, if he survives it (Update: Vetting or Vendetta?)

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

Mother Jones: Sure does look like NY Times gunning for Christie

Intense vetting of Chris Christie will make him a stronger candidate, if he survives it (Update: Vetting or Vendetta?)

Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2
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1/31/2014 at 10:59am
Kevin Drum at Mother Jones has noticed the obvious — The NY Times is devoting enormous resources to going after Chris Christie. The Times has found its mark, and now just needs actual news and actual wrongdoing to take him out. As Drum describes it, No Smoking Guns Yet, But the Noose…
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Rachel Maddow Tim Huelskamp Cheerleader Amazing

Obama Cheerleader Rachel Maddow upset at being called an Obama Cheerleader

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

What’s “amazing” is that Maddow won’t fess up to what everyone knows.

Obama Cheerleader Rachel Maddow upset at being called an Obama Cheerleader

Rachel Maddow Tim Huelskamp Cheerleader Amazing
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1/31/2014 at 9:39am
Well what should we call her? The money quotes start at 2:20 of this video. Off topic — has she apologized yet for her inaccurate anti-Koch Brothers conspiracy theory? “This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel,” an animated [Tim] Huelskamp [R-KS] told Maddow. “And if you would stop being a…
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President of Ukraine takes sick leave

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2014

President of Ukraine takes sick leave

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1/31/2014 at 7:35am
The press office of Viktor Yanukovych announced Thursday that the President of Ukraine would take a sick leave for an indefinite period of time, prompting uncertainty amid continuing tensions in Ukraine. From the Wall Street Journal: Ukraine’s president and his opponents accused one another of sabotaging efforts to end the political crisis Thursday,…
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http://youtu.be/BMzsUo2aM4U

“Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law” = new GOPspeak for “illegal”?

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

We’ve completely surrendered to the language of open borders. The rest is just details.

“Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law” = new GOPspeak for “illegal”?

http://youtu.be/BMzsUo2aM4U
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1/30/2014 at 8:14pm
We’ve written before about how open-borders supporters carefully and successfully manipulated our language by branding long-standing terms such as “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” racist even though the terms are race-neutral. The new politically correct term is supposed to be “undocumented.” Because immigration is just a matter of paperwork. Or no name…
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Marissa Alexander, flanked by legal counsel, has trial delayed to July

Marissa Alexander “Warning Shot” Re-Trial Delayed To July

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Delay suggests defense may still hope for negotiated plea deal

Marissa Alexander “Warning Shot” Re-Trial Delayed To July

Marissa Alexander, flanked by legal counsel, has trial delayed to July
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1/30/2014 at 5:40pm
Florida news outlets — including First Coast News — are reporting  today that Marissa Alexander has had her re-trial delayed until July 28. The re-trial had been scheduled to being in March.  The delay was the result of a motion by the defense. Given that it seems most unlikely any new evidence or legal…
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Obamacare Judy Pennsylvania company price increase

Cruel Obamacare cost punishment is not unusual

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Premiums are just half the story, the deductibles are the killer.

Cruel Obamacare cost punishment is not unusual

Obamacare Judy Pennsylvania company price increase
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1/30/2014 at 5:30pm
Here is a good example of what is happening at small companies around the country. Via Weekly Standard: Look at the numbers,” says the reporter of two employees. “Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible. Since Obamacare went into effect, it’s now jumped 60 percent to $2,000. That’s nothing compared to…
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Circuit Judge Russell Healey, presiding over Florida "loud music" murder trial

Judge in “Loud Music” Murder Trial Tosses Discovery to Civil Court

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Judge in “Loud Music” Murder Trial Tosses Discovery to Civil Court

Circuit Judge Russell Healey, presiding over Florida "loud music" murder trial
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1/30/2014 at 4:16pm
Judge Russell Healey, presiding over the murder trial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, promised the parties a decision Wednesday on releasing to the media the jail house telephone recordings of Dunn. Oddly, this was a decision all sides had thought he’d made just this past Friday, when…
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Syria to Miss Chemical Weapons Deadline

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Syria has scaled back its cooperation with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Syria to Miss Chemical Weapons Deadline

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1/30/2014 at 2:37pm
You might remember that Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to praise President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for completing the job of destroying all chemical weapons facilities in record time. According to the deal worked out in September with Assad’s protecter, Russia, Syria was to rid itself of all of its…
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Give Piece a chance Iran

Branco Cartoon – Piece of Work

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Piece of Work

Give Piece a chance Iran
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1/30/2014 at 12:56pm
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Wendy Davis Daughter Amber Letter CBS News

How will Texas voters react to Wendy Davis having daughters fight her political battle?

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Facebook commenter: “Letting her children fight media political battles for her by sending in ‘don’t be mean to my mommy’ letters is just weak.”

How will Texas voters react to Wendy Davis having daughters fight her political battle?

Wendy Davis Daughter Amber Letter CBS News
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1/30/2014 at 11:10am
WOAI 1200 in San Antonio had an article yesterday about Wendy Davis having her daughters defend her mothering, Involvement of Davis Daughters Seen as High Stakes Gambit in Governor’s Race. The article quoted an SMU political analyst as indicating bringing the daughters out was a risky move that might work,…
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SodaStream SuperBowl 2014 Scarlett Johansson

BDS takes Oxfam down with it as Scarlett Johansson resigns

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

The BDS movement has become a danger not just to its enemies, but to its friends.

BDS takes Oxfam down with it as Scarlett Johansson resigns

SodaStream SuperBowl 2014 Scarlett Johansson
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1/30/2014 at 9:36am
Scarlett Johhansson has been under attack by the anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement because she became a “Global Brand Ambassador” for SodaStream, the Israeli company that has factories around the world, including one in the “West Bank.” See yesterday’s post,  SodaStream wins French court case against boycott group, for more about…
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Churchill: now there’s an orator

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2014

Churchill: now there’s an orator

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1/30/2014 at 7:00am
When I was solidly engaged in not watching Obama’s SOTU speech, I thought of the antidote: Winston Churchill. I have long cringed when anyone refers to Obama as a great orator. To me he seems like a terrible one: flat, repetitive delivery; devoid of content (that is, when…
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http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/01/chicago-anti-political-machine-activists-disgusted-with-sotu/

Chicago anti-political machine activists disgusted with SOTU

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2014

They know Obama

Chicago anti-political machine activists disgusted with SOTU

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/01/chicago-anti-political-machine-activists-disgusted-with-sotu/
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1/29/2014 at 10:33pm
I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address. Some grassroots activists in Chicago did. Paul McKinley is in the video. They were not happy, because they know Obama from Chicago. And they are not part of the machine. Via Rebel Pundi Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The…
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