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Forgot to mention

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

Forgot to mention

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8/6/2012 at 10:38am
I met Allen West this weekend when he was in Rhode Island. Very impressive guy, even more so in person. He is a prime target for Democrats and SuperPACs.  You can donate to his campaign here. That is all.
 

New Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Demand Elizabeth Warren and Harvard put up, or shut up about “right-wing smear machine”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

New Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Demand Elizabeth Warren and Harvard put up, or shut up about “right-wing smear machine”

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8/6/2012 at 8:48am
This is too funny.  David Bernstein, a writer at The Boston Phoenix, previously warned that the “right-wing smear machine” was coming to get Elizabeth Warren.  I offered a Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Defend Elizabeth Warren on Cherokee issue, or drop “right-wing smear machine” accusation. Bernstein never met the challenge, and instead now…
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I have seen my future

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2012

I have seen my future

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8/6/2012 at 7:00am
and it is Ithaca, in about two weeks after a summer in Rhode Island. This is Rhode Island, at the beach near my house a few days ago at dusk: This is Ithaca, on a street near my house a few weeks ago during a short return trip:   What, me worry?
 

Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Occupy Chicago activist claims to be person taunting homeless man at Chick-fil-A protest

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8/5/2012 at 8:35pm
Yesterday, I posted a video of a group of Chick-fil-A “Kiss-In” protesters mocking an elderly homeless street preacher in Chicago on Friday evening. Many commenters have asked for additional information about the man and the scene. In walking around the small protest area, I saw the homeless man reading the Bible out loud. He was not…
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Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting (Open)

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting (Open)

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8/5/2012 at 5:05pm
There was a shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin this afternoon.  According to reports, seven people are dead,including the gunman, who was killed by police. At this time not a lot more details are known.  Please feel free to keep us updated in the comments.
 

Did NBC hype Gabby Douglas as role model for … devoutly Christian young girls?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Did NBC hype Gabby Douglas as role model for … devoutly Christian young girls?

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8/5/2012 at 1:00pm
Last night I highlighted how NBC falsely was being accused of racism for running a promo for a new television series featuring a monkey after Bob Costas commented on Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal win. There’s another aspect of the controversy.  Why did Costas and NBC feel the need to focus on Douglas’…
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How do you say “dog whistle” in Hebrew?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

How do you say “dog whistle” in Hebrew?

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8/5/2012 at 10:21am
.translate Google to according כלב משרוקית Come on Andrea, call it a dog whistle. Because everyone you consider a dog hears it.
 

Homemade Chick-fil-A

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Homemade Chick-fil-A

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8/5/2012 at 7:00am
bumper sticker. From reader MKReagan: I thought you might enjoy this homemade Chik-Fil-A bumper sticker I spotted this AM, Bealls parking lot, Palm Coast FL. American ingenuity at its finest!
 

Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher

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8/4/2012 at 7:03pm
I attended Friday night’s “Kiss-in” protest outside the only Chick-fil-A location in Chicago. The small group of between twenty to thirty protesters gathered outside the restaurant around 7pm. A few same-sex couples took the opportunity to kiss in public, as the protest organizers encouraged attendees to do on their facebook page. I…
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Saturday Night Card Game (NBC gets an itsy, bitsy taste of its own medicine)

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (NBC gets an itsy, bitsy taste of its own medicine)

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8/4/2012 at 6:00pm
NBC is being accused of racism because it ran a promo for a new series featuring a monkey after a segment in which Bob Costas talked about Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal in gymnastics. Here’s the clip: The reaction on Twitter was fierce.  Buzzfeed has numerous tweets, like these: Association is not causation. That a…
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David Cicilline (D RI-01) buys votes the old fashioned way, with federal money

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

David Cicilline (D RI-01) buys votes the old fashioned way, with federal money

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8/4/2012 at 12:18pm
Disgraced former Mayor of Providence David Cicilline, who was forced to admit he lied to voters about Providence’s financial health when running for Congress in 2010, is out with a new television ad which is typical of how Rhode Island politicians buy votes with taxpayer money: There isn’t much of a record…
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Will @RomneyResponse become the hunter?

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Will @RomneyResponse become the hunter?

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8/4/2012 at 9:32am
The Romney campaign has started a Twitter rapid response user account @RomneyResponse and associated Tumblr site. Given how Twitter can move an issue in minutes, Team Romney is smart to get more active. John Nolte at Breitbart.com has some good advice, much of which centers upon hunting the pro-Obama mainstream media: 1. The over-arching goal…
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Re-elect me and expect a different result

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Re-elect me and expect a different result

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8/4/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Paula: I really enjoy your blog, I don’t write much, or comment much, but I appreciate all you do! We are vacationing in Lincoln City, Oregon, and while we were down in Newport, Oregon, today, I saw these stickers on a car with, yes, a California license plate! Enjoy!
 

Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

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8/4/2012 at 12:22am
I’m not sure this helps. After this, an apology without a lecture would have been better. I would suggest someone download it, because I have a feeling it will not be up long. (h/t walnutdoor17 in the Tip Line)
 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Didn’t Build That

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mr. Didn’t Build That

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8/3/2012 at 7:31pm
Love and kisses from the RNC, via The Hill: The Republican National Committee (RNC) sent the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a birthday cake on Friday, but the DNC sent it back. The cake read “you didn’t bake this” over a picture of President Obama. Text written in icing reads, “Happy birthday, Mr. President.”…
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Elizabeth #sillyforma Warren

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Elizabeth #sillyforma Warren

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8/3/2012 at 4:12pm
Very nice video production by Jack Gately appearing at Red Mass Group: Update:  You knew this was coming, from a columnist at The Nation:  ‘Boston Herald’ vs. Elizabeth Warren: Will Sexism Win?  Oh yes, because catching a candidate for Senate falsely claiming minority status and making outlandish rants is sooooo sexist.
 

Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

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8/3/2012 at 12:13pm
Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups. At the time I examined Carbonite’s SEC filings, and how Carbonite had built…
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