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75,000 Bikers versus 25 Truthers

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2013

75,000 Bikers versus 25 Truthers

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9/12/2013 at 9:45am
For event organizers, the definition of failure is when counter-protesters and police outnumber your intended audience. A good example to total event failure was the “Million Muslim March,” which was just a bit shy of its goal…by 999,975 people. And it seems that the event wasn’t so much about Islam, but about the…
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Obama Stranded

Branco Cartoon – Stranded

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Stranded

Obama Stranded
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9/12/2013 at 8:15am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Literally and figuratively

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2013

Literally and figuratively

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9/12/2013 at 7:00am
From Catherine, yesterday: Greetings again from northern Idaho!  I’m sending you here a picture of the back of a truck that I took a few weeks ago in a parking lot in Sandpoint, Idaho.  If you ever get the chance, this area of the country is gorgeous, and I highly recommend seeing…
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Obama’s Syria speech: The aggressive right and the warm-hearted left

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

Obama’s Syria speech: The aggressive right and the warm-hearted left

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9/11/2013 at 6:00pm
Obama’s remarks last night on Syria, summarized: “Chemical weapons are bad. So I’m going to attack Syria, but maybe not. And I trust Putin, except maybe I don’t. So perhaps let’s have a diplomatic solution instead. And suddenly I believe in American exceptionalism—that is, regarding military attacks limited to targeted strikes.” The…
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Hiding WMD in Plain Sight

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

Hiding WMD in Plain Sight

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9/11/2013 at 4:15pm
Yesterday the New York Times reported With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas. The article documents how, despite international efforts to prevent it, Syria built up its supply of chemical weapons. Proliferation experts said President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his father before him, former President Hafez al-Assad, were greatly helped…
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Shellie Zimmerman Police Report released

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

“evidence did not support the original complaint”

Shellie Zimmerman Police Report released

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9/11/2013 at 2:09pm
At a press conference earlier today, the Lake Mary, Florida, police indidated that no charges have yet to be filed against either George or Shellie Zimmerman based on available evidence. The iPad which may contain video is in such bad shape that it might be weeks or months before video is…
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PPP sat on poll showing Colorado recall strength

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

PPP sat on poll showing Colorado recall strength

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9/11/2013 at 1:40pm
I’ll have to defer to pollsters as to whether this is consistent with professional polling protocol. PPP has admitted that it deliberately did not release a poll showing that Colorado State Senator Angela Giron was likely to lose the recall election by a wide margin: We did a poll last weekend in Colorado…
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As the World Turns…..to the Right!

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

As the World Turns…..to the Right!

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9/11/2013 at 11:48am
As Americans are debating over how to react to the situation in Syria, there have been some fascinating developments elsewhere in the world well worth noting. For example, one of Scandinavia’s most nanny-state governments has had an election that tilted their state dramatically rightward: Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg — nicknamed “Iron Erna”…
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Is Assad our guy now?

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

Is there an undisclosed understanding between the U.S. and Russia to keep Assad in power?

Is Assad our guy now?

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9/11/2013 at 10:46am
Something very curious has happened on the heels of the discussions between the U.S. and Russia regarding Syria “giving up” chemical weapons. Russia almost immediately began shipping large quantities of additional conventional weapons to Syria to bolster the regime, as reported by Israeli television (via Times of Israel): Russia is stepping up weapons…
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Remembering September 11th and the importance of loved ones and endurance

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

Remembering September 11th and the importance of loved ones and endurance

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9/11/2013 at 9:30am
The morning of September 11th, 2001, I was sitting in my office at a prior job, admiring the beautiful blue sky outside my window, when my phone rang. “I can’t reach your brother anymore. His phone cut off. He was running and his phone just died,” my mother cried on the other…
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Americans “stand their ground” to assemble peaceably

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

Americans “stand their ground” to assemble peaceably

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9/11/2013 at 8:15am
As a Tea Party activist, I am aware of many cases where officials become very insistent that citizens have all their paperwork in order before exercising the right to peacefully assemble. And, like the I.R.S. review of tax exemption applications, the same set of stringent rules do not apply to progressive organizations. Tammy…
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I never have been able to erase that sound from my memory

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2013

I never have been able to erase that sound from my memory

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9/11/2013 at 7:00am
9/11/01 and Memory … the sound of the PASS (Personal Alert Safety System) alarms worn by firemen, which continued chirping after the buildings collapsed, each one representing a life lost.  I never have been able to erase that sound from my memory.
 

Anti-gun Colorado state Senate President recalled

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2013

Anti-gun Colorado state Senate President recalled

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9/10/2013 at 11:52pm
The two recall races in Colorado have not received a lot of attention in the national media, but they sure will tomorrow. One of the Democratic State Senators, Senate President John Morse, whose district included part of Colorado Springs, has conceded the race: https://twitter.com/denverpost/status/377637779728891904 The Denver Post reports: Colorado Senate President John Morse thanked and…
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Obama Syria Speech – Negotiating the terms of surrender

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2013

Obama Syria Speech – Negotiating the terms of surrender

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9/10/2013 at 8:30pm
As of this writing, it’s unclear where things stand. There is a vague offer by Vladimir Putin agreed to by Syria to turn over chemical weapons, but Russia opposes a binding U.N. resolution to that effect and the details are to be worked out. Putin also insists that the U.S. agree…
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Syrian Electronic Army hits FOX TV networks through compromised Hootsuite account

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army hits FOX TV networks through compromised Hootsuite account

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9/10/2013 at 6:55pm
The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for another attack on media outlets, this time through a Hootsuite account associated with at least two international FOX television networks. The incident was first reported by Matthew Keys’ The Desk: The Syrian Electronic Army compromised a Hootsuite account used to post content to several international…
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Zimmerman police press conference LIVE (video released)

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2013

Update — House surveillance video released

Zimmerman police press conference LIVE (video released)

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9/10/2013 at 5:20pm
Late Update: Police released the home security system raw video. The video looks like someone was videoing a screen, and was able to zoom in and out of the screen. The video doesn’t show much until about the 6:45 mark, when several people including a large man confront George on the…
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Can they both lose?

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2013

Can they both lose?

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9/10/2013 at 3:54pm
That could apply to so much of what is going on in the news. But I’m referring to Lawrence O’Donnell and Anthony Weiner.