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State of the Union 2014 Biden Smirk

Not watching SOTU last night was surprisingly refreshing

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2014

A field trip away from the asylum.

Not watching SOTU last night was surprisingly refreshing

State of the Union 2014 Biden Smirk
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1/29/2014 at 12:09pm
I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address last night.  Unlike prior years where I had live feeds and extensive coverage. Instead, I listened to IN-A-GADDA-DA-SOTU. I did peek at Twitter a couple of times, but not long enough to turn into a pillar of salt. Reading the headlines and tweets today, there…
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Amber Davis and Wendy Davis Daughter Texas Tribune Video

Wendy Davis is the Deja Victim candidate

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2014

Putting your child out on stage to cry for you is not something most of us would do.

Wendy Davis is the Deja Victim candidate

Amber Davis and Wendy Davis Daughter Texas Tribune Video
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1/29/2014 at 10:47am
Wendy Davis’ core political narrative was one of overcoming victimhood — an abandoned single teenage mom  who struggled to raise her family in a trailer park and overcame the odds to work her way through college and Harvard Law School, and on to a successful law career, through grit and determination. Only problem was, the…
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Freed Palestinian “Hero” Terrorist Boasts of his Murders

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2014

A freed terrorist boasts of his kills on television.

Freed Palestinian “Hero” Terrorist Boasts of his Murders

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1/29/2014 at 8:59am
On American TV, a show called “Lovers’ Tales,” would likely be a romantic comedy. On Ma’an, the independent Palestinian television network, it is a weekly show interviewing freed prisoners. This week Palestinian Media Watch reports on the interview of one Issa Abd Rabbo. Until his release, Issa Abd Rabbo was serving two life…
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NY State Senate passes anti-academic boycott bill

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2014

American Studies Association academic boycott chickens are coming home to roost.

NY State Senate passes anti-academic boycott bill

NY State Capitol Building
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1/29/2014 at 7:00am
We previously have mentioned that the Speaker of the NY State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, is backing an Assembly bill barring use of state funds to support participation in organizations — such as the American Studies Association — that conduct academic boycotts, and cutting off state funding for higher education institutions that…
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Richard Nixon State of the Union 1970

IN-A-GADDA-DA-SOTU

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

(Tell me when it’s over)

IN-A-GADDA-DA-SOTU

Richard Nixon State of the Union 1970
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1/28/2014 at 7:35pm
I don’t know if I can watch tonight. The previews are absolutely horrifying. Guess what will be a main topic of Obama’s speech? “Women’s issues!” http://t.co/B56N7YEHnn #drinkingalready— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 29, 2014 I’m going to turn off the ceiling lights, put on the strobe light, and pretend Richard Nixon still was president –…
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Ukraine prime minister resigns, parliament repeals anti-protest laws

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

Ukraine prime minister resigns, parliament repeals anti-protest laws

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1/28/2014 at 6:00pm
The prime minister of Ukraine resigned on Tuesday in an attempt to help ease tensions after two months of protests and recent violent clashes there. From CNN: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his government Tuesday, amid a political crisis fired by violent protests on the…
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Rods marking trajectory of rounds fired into Jordan Davis' SUV

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Discovery Held Hostage, or Media Being Stingy?

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Discovery Held Hostage, or Media Being Stingy?

Rods marking trajectory of rounds fired into Jordan Davis' SUV
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1/28/2014 at 4:01pm
Last Friday we noted that Circuit Judge Russell Healey, presiding over the trial of Michael Dunn, had denied a defense motion to limit media access to discovery evidence consisting of many hours of recorded phone conversations between Dunn and others while he was in jail awaiting trial. (See Media granted access…
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Wendy Davis Interview Bristol Palin Tweet

The End: Wendy Davis fighting with Bristol Palin

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

Bristol Palin is not Wendy Davis’ problem, Wendy Davis’ narrative is Wendy Davis’ problem.

The End: Wendy Davis fighting with Bristol Palin

Wendy Davis Interview Bristol Palin Tweet
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1/28/2014 at 2:13pm
As have many people, Bristol Palin weighed in on the Wendy Davis narrative, and took issue with what she called the “Made-for-TV-Movie-Type-Tale.” When Davis was asked about it, she took the bait (video at bottom of post), generating headlines that must make seasoned political types and progressive Davis supporters in the media cringe,…
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John Boehner lunch counter immigration

Republicans never can jump high enough on immigration amnesty

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

So what’s the point of jumping right now?

Republicans never can jump high enough on immigration amnesty

John Boehner lunch counter immigration
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1/28/2014 at 12:24pm
Sometime this week House Republicans will unveil a short list of immigration “reform” priorities for the coming year. That release could take place at any moment. The big headline so far is that there will be a legalization of all illegal aliens, with a path to citizenship for those brought here as…
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Pulp Fiction Trailer screen capture

Quentin Tarantino v. Gawker — can’t they both lose?

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

Yikes, if linking to others creates liability.

Quentin Tarantino v. Gawker — can’t they both lose?

Pulp Fiction Trailer screen capture
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1/28/2014 at 10:59am
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media and related entities based on Gawker allegedly assisting in the distribution of a stolen film script: Director Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media for copyright infringement. A week after declaring he would no longer make his next film “The Hateful Eight” because…
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ASA Netanyahu Bomb

Phase 2 of the pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2014

Ensuring that non-discrimination laws and university rules are enforced.

Phase 2 of the pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott

ASA Netanyahu Bomb
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1/28/2014 at 8:56am
On Saturday, January 24, I appeared on the syndicated radio show of our friend Pete “Da Tech Guy” Ingemi. I had a chance to talk about the backround and nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, most specifically the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel. See our BDS…
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FBI ‘reassessing’ cause of U.S. court system outage

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

FBI ‘reassessing’ cause of U.S. court system outage

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1/27/2014 at 5:15pm
On Friday, January 24th, the federal court system’s public website became unavailable for several hours, as did access to the PACER system, uscourts.gov, and many other federal court websites across the country.  The outage impeded the ability of attorneys and litigants to file or retrieve documents online. The cause of the incident…
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Ready for Hillary Logo

Shadow theme song for Hillary 2016 shadow campaign: “I want you to want me”

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

Same theme song she’s played her whole political life.

Shadow theme song for Hillary 2016 shadow campaign: “I want you to want me”

Ready for Hillary Logo
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1/27/2014 at 2:56pm
Much like insurance, Hillary Clinton isn’t bought, she’s sold. And it’s always been a hard sale. She has name recognition, and is the default candidate for a significant percentage of the electorate, but there’s always been something missing. It’s why Obama could appear out of nowhere to take her down, and it’s why…
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Melissa Harris Perry Wendy Davis Attacks Panel

MSNBC panel struggles to characterize attacks on Wendy Davis as gendered and sexist

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

No fire in the belly to defend Wendy Davis’ failed personal narrative.

MSNBC panel struggles to characterize attacks on Wendy Davis as gendered and sexist

Melissa Harris Perry Wendy Davis Attacks Panel
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1/27/2014 at 1:10pm
Melissa Harris-Perry hosted a panel on the question: “Are attacks against Wendy Davis sexist or standard political fare?” Harris-Perry gave a pretty good intro, pointing out that narrative failures are political problems for women and for men. And she did highlight that Wendy Davis’ narrative is not quite as portrayed in…
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Dinesh D'Souza from Trailer America

What if Dinesh D’Souza had waved around a 30-round magazine?

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

Some criminals are more equal than others.

What if Dinesh D’Souza had waved around a 30-round magazine?

Dinesh D'Souza from Trailer America
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1/27/2014 at 11:36am
Dinesh D’Souza allegedly violated campaign finance laws through a relatively small scheme to have friends donate $20,000 to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long, who had little chance of defeating Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. The alleged illegality was that D’Souza would reimburse them, thereby allowing him to exceed the individual campaing donation…
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Planet Hillary

Branco Cartoon – Lonely Planet

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Lonely Planet

Planet Hillary
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1/27/2014 at 9:30am
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Why Israelis are supporting Netanyahu this time

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

The failed history of negotiations with Palestinians has changed the equation.

Why Israelis are supporting Netanyahu this time

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1/27/2014 at 7:01am
The Israeli public historically doesn’t like when Israeli Prime Ministers feud with American Presidents, and take it out on the Israeli Prime Minister. It previously happened with Netanyahu and President Clinton in 1999 and earlier with Yitzchak Shamir and President George H. W. Bush. In the months before an Israeli election both Prime Ministers…
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