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Little guys and gals win one

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2012
in Supreme Court against EPA: The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled for an Idaho couple who have  been in a four-year battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over the government’s claim that the land on which they plan to build a home contains sensitive wetlands. The decision allows Mike and Chantell Sackett to…
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Bush 4 Mitt

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2012
“BREAKING” – “Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season,” said Bush in a statement. “Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take…
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Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2012
I have been covering political boycotts frequently since the inception of this blog, including the Prop 8 boycotts, the Mormon Boycott, the DNC boycott, the Beck boycott, the King & Spalding boycott, boycotts of various states for various reasons, the anti-Israel boycotts, and so on. So when the boycott of Rush Limbaugh started…
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Toulouse killer surrounded

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2012
Via The Times of Israel: Mohammed Merah, the man suspected of the Toulouse Jewish school massacre, was still holed up in his house in northern Toulouse early Wednesday afternoon after a pre-dawn gun battle. Merah had given up a pistol in exchange for a mobile phone, but still had powerful weapons, including an…
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No change to spare

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2012
From reader Stephanie: In case you have not seen this bumper sticker.. My younger cousin took the picture in Anthem, AZ and agreed to let me send it to you. Also, thank you for the work you put into the blog. I have greatly enjoyed reading it for the past couple…
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Illinois primary open

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Adam Kinzinger, a first term Congressman who was backed by Eric Cantor, defeated 10-term incumbent Don Mazullo.  Kinzinger had won election in 2010 with the support of Tea Party groups, but many conservative / Tea Party groups supported Mazullo in the new district which pitted two Republican incumbents.  Perhaps readers can explain…
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Is it herein or therein lies the problem?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
A $17,000 Dumpster Ramp for the Handicapped.  Yes, but how many jobs did it create or save? Buffett Rule would bring in less than $3 billion a year in revenue.  Yes, but think how many dumpster ramps that could build. I’m going to do the Saturday Night Card Game about this, but I’m hedging…
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Pushback against boycott terrorist tactics

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
The reason I have pushed back against the Rush boycotters has nothing to do with Rush.  Social media anonymity has allowed all sorts of implied and explicit threats against advertisers and others as a means of shutting down speech, particularly conservative speech. Twitter is just one part of it; there’s a hunting down…
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Global March Madness on Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
I’ll have more on this as the date approaches, but anti-Israel groups in Arab countries and the West are planning a “Global March on Jerusalem” on March 30, which will include a planned rush at Israel’s borders. The Free Beacon has background, March Madness: The Iranian regime is behind a global, anti-Israel protest…
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Debt Bomb Chart of the Day

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Obama’s budget proposal shows mounting national debt and deficits.  Paul Ryan unveiled the House budget proposal today, which shows a very different trajectory. Via James Pethokoukis comes this chart demonstrating the difference: After the Obama White House released its 2013 budget plan last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went to testify before…
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Can the not-billion-dollar man win?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Early on, Team Obama was bragging about raising $1 billion. When over the summer and fall fundraising did not seem to be all it should be, the confidence remained. Now, not so much.  Via The Hill: For some Obama supporters, the presidential campaign’s fundraising totals, released Monday, might have left something to be desired. While Team…
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Driven

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
I’ve had readers follow people to get the a bumper sticker photo before, but this is a first. From reader and commenter vonbeck2: I followed this SUV into a Chick-Fil-A in Slidell, LA to get this picture. When i saw it I thought the pres just started laughing at Hayes, but we have been…
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Welcome to Ithaca, Tom Reed

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
Via Jazz Shaw, NY redistricting is finalized and Ithaca — part of retiring Maurice Hinchey’s district which disappeared — now is part of the district of Republican Congressman Tom Reed (campaign website).  I don’t know a lot about Tom, but I’ll be finding out for sure, and doing everything I can to…
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Tables turned, WI students in State Capitol chant “We’re with Walker”

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
I have posted before about the daily anti-Walker ritual chanting in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. The other day a group of visiting student basketball teams stood on the balcony as the anti-Walker Solidarity Singers went through their usual ritual, but then turned the tables by breaking into chants of “We’re with Walker”…
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