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Remembering McGovern

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

Remembering McGovern

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10/21/2012 at 3:30pm
George McGovern is dead.  The lede and two subsequent grafs from the New York Times report today give us an inkling of what we’ll be hearing and seeing a lot until he’s laid to rest. George McGovern, the United States senator who won the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972 as an…
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Down to the wire in RI-01

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

Down to the wire in RI-01

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10/21/2012 at 1:28pm
It’s crunch time everywhere, but I want to call your attention again to the race in Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district, my home district. While a couple of public polls showed incumbent Democrat David Cicilline up by low single digits, this race is much tighter. This is a winnable race for Brendan Doherty,…
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Honey, I Shrunk the Country

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

Honey, I Shrunk the Country

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10/21/2012 at 11:45am
Micro housing.  It’s not just for the homeless anymore.  So says the New York Times. Most people see a parking space and promptly back up into it; Tim McCormick sees one and thinks, “I could live here.” Who would willingly choose to live in something with the footprint of a parking space (8x10x16…
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Back to the future on Iran negotiations without preconditions

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

Back to the future on Iran negotiations without preconditions

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10/21/2012 at 10:16am
I don’t have a lot of time today because I’m working on something, but I did want to take note of the latest “non-leak leak maybe who knows” regarding supposed direct negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program. The NY Times reports: The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the…
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George McGovern, R.I.P.

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

George McGovern, R.I.P.

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10/21/2012 at 8:22am
George McGovern died overnight. Those of us of a certain generation remember him well.  Back in 1972, though not old enough to vote, I was a McGovern supporter. My how times have changed. Whatever his politics then and since then, I remember him fondly. Here is one of his advertisements from 1972. Close your…
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Rebel vehicle spotted inside city limits

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2012

Rebel vehicle spotted inside city limits

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10/21/2012 at 7:00am
After taking the countryside and moving into the suburbs, the combined forces of the common peasantry and kulaks are starting to infiltrate into the Obama-controlled cities. Scout John reported to headquarters last night: Driving through Greenwich Village in NYC today. My wife spotted it first and remarked, “A Republican in the West Village?  I…
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Don’t get mad, get even

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Don’t get mad, get even

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10/20/2012 at 9:45pm
That’s been the theme for Videos of the Day this week and for the next few days. This one deserves special attention. It’s Ryan Clayton, a blogger at US Uncut, confronting Andrew Breibart at Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis. (language warning) More videos of people confronting Breibart from Netroots 2011  at Hot Air. Think that was then…
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Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 17

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 17

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10/20/2012 at 8:29pm
Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012. The countdown continues with 17 days to go. It’s Saturday, time for another multi-photo roundup as I try to get as many LI reader submissions posted as possible before…
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Saturday Night Card Game (The Swingy and Scratchy Show)

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (The Swingy and Scratchy Show)

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10/20/2012 at 6:00pm
This is a follow up to the post about the deceptive and misleading characterizations of Tagg Romney’s statement that he wanted to “take a swing” at Obama. It was perfectly clear from the full sentence that it was not a threat but simply a comment about the frustrations a family member feels…
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Radical Agenda

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Radical Agenda

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10/20/2012 at 4:30pm
From long-time reader and photographer Jason: It’s been a while. I haven’t been able to hunt bumper stickers as much lately. We’re about to have our first child, so “nesting” and preparation have taken priority. But rest assured, LI is still a daily stop. I spotted this sign in Greenville, NC.
 

Obama’s last hand to play — The Other card

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Obama’s last hand to play — The Other card

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10/20/2012 at 2:49pm
We have examined many times the claim by Democrats that Republicans try to turn Obama into “The Other.” “Otherness” supposedly is racist. Now Obama is playing The Other Card, running an ad in Ohio which concludes with the statement that Mitt Romney is:  “Not One of Us.” This is the last grasp of a drowning…
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Hating Breitbart — Loving Breitbart

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Hating Breitbart — Loving Breitbart

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10/20/2012 at 12:41pm
Last night I attended the opening night of the Andrew Breitbart documentary Hating Breitbart in St. Louis, MO. Seeing Andrew again on screen was a reminder of just how irreplaceable he is. Already I was starting to forget just how intelligent he was, how courageous, how humble, how entertaining, and how he…
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Elizabeth Warren supporter: “When it comes to family lore, true and false are often beside the point”

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Elizabeth Warren supporter: “When it comes to family lore, true and false are often beside the point”

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10/20/2012 at 10:39am
An Op-ed at The NY Times by Judy Bolton-Fasman tells you everything you need to know about how far Elizabeth Warren supporters will go to excuse Warren’s ethnic fraud, All My Mother’s Stories. In the Op-ed, Bolton-Fasman concludes that the truth of the family lore doesn’t matter, what matters is the effect…
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Bubbles Bursting Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

Bubbles Bursting Week at College Insurrection

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10/20/2012 at 8:30am
In case you missed it this week: Higher Ed Bubble College Enrollment Down for First Time in 15 Years Is College Going to be “Free” in 10 Years? Obama Bubble Obama Losing Youth Votes Millennial Poll: Obama Is So Yesterday Enthusiasm for Obama down …. even at SUNY Purchase! Liberalism Bubble Poster child for media bias teaching political reporting at Georgetown Iowa…
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In the Hood

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2012

In the Hood

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10/20/2012 at 7:00am
From Richard: Hello, I just found your website and I’ve got it on my Favorites already. I am a registered Independent and I put a Romney sign up in my front lawn last week, as did a number of folks in my neighborhood here in Jacksonville, FL. Of course, there were a number…
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Feel Good Video of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2012

Feel Good Video of the Day

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10/19/2012 at 9:34pm
Via Twitter follower Michael Welsh comes this video of his son helping out at Lee Anderson’s headquarters.  Anderson is on the Operation Counterweight Final List.  (You can contribute here.) Considering how much time I spend having to cover fakers like Elizabeth Warren and psychos like Lawrence O’Donnell, seeing one of our fine youth…
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Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 18

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2012

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 18

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10/19/2012 at 7:12pm
Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012. The countdown continues with 18 days to go. Today’s Empty Chair photo comes to us from LI reader “Biff” who writes, “This message is so important that it needs…
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