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The “guts to stand up and say it” on campus

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2013

The “guts to stand up and say it” on campus

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4/7/2013 at 4:40pm
Scott Johnson at Power Line writes about the devastating report on Bowdoin College and the college President’s smug response to a professor who wrote to the President about the issues. Here’s the letter the professor published in the Bowdoin student newspaper: To the Editor, I write to tell you about my communication with President Mills regarding the…
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SPLC — milking old northern liberals for decades

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2013

SPLC — milking old northern liberals for decades

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4/7/2013 at 2:18pm
I have written so many times about the fundraising charade conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, in which “hate group” numbers are inflated and fear mongering is used to pump up SPLC’s massive endowment used to pay enormous salaries. As with the proverbial broken clock, SPLC occasionally is right about a…
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Is #OpIsrael invited to CUNY’s Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference?

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2013

Is #OpIsrael invited to CUNY’s Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference?

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4/7/2013 at 11:27am
We have written numerous times about the depraved “pinkwashing” narrative, that Israel must be condemned by gay rights activists for publicizing the fact that it is the only country in the Middle East where gays are not persecuted. That simple truth is too much for the anti-Israeli activists to bear because it…
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Bibi didn’t jump high enough for the Turks

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2013

Bibi didn’t jump high enough for the Turks

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4/7/2013 at 10:01am
John Kerry tagged team with Obama to extract a humiliating apology from Israel over the deaths of Turks who violently attacked Israeli soldiers lawfully boarding a ship breaking the lawful Gaza military blockade. The Turks and others in the Muslim world took the apology as a sign of Israeli weakness and a…
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Update — #OpIsrael hacker war mostly failing

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2013

Claims of widespread damage are bluster so far

Update — #OpIsrael hacker war mostly failing

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4/7/2013 at 7:00am
After the launch of #OpIsrael at the start of the weekend, the cyberattack carried out under the banner of the hacker collective Anonymous continued unabated late into the evening and remains in full force this morning.  Anti-Israel hackers are claiming that hundreds of Israeli websites have been hacked or defaced. It’s unclear,…
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#OpIsrael Hack versus Counter-Hack

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

#OpIsrael Hack versus Counter-Hack

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4/6/2013 at 9:15pm
Last November, a faction claiming association to the hacker collective Anonymous launched #OpIsrael, in retaliation for Israel’s strikes on Gaza. Earlier this week, those operations were resurrected in another wave of #OpIsrael that is scheduled to commence on April 7th, the date of Holocaust Memorial Day. The Op Israel account on Twitter has…
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Saturday Night Card Game (“Bigot!” is the new “let me convince you of the wisdom of my argument”)

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (“Bigot!” is the new “let me convince you of the wisdom of my argument”)

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4/6/2013 at 7:37pm
The number of topics in which an attempt to have a discussion of opposing viewpoints is shut down by a fusillade of taunts of “bigot” seems to be multiplying. On the gay marriage issue, the Most important legacy of Obama’s gay marriage switch was freeing Dems to play the “bigot c…
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MSNBC — All your children are belong to us

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents”

MSNBC — All your children are belong to us

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4/6/2013 at 4:24pm
There is something wrong at MSNBC. It’s not just progressive, nasty, and a branch of the Obama administration. As the Krystal Ball cross-examination of her own daughter showed, there is something wrong in the water over there. This ad for MSNBC is even worse (Newsbusters via Gateway Pundit h/t Fuzzy): It’s as if some freaky…
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So tell me about Dr. Greg Brannon (for U.S. Senate in North Carolina 2014)

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

So tell me about Dr. Greg Brannon (for U.S. Senate in North Carolina 2014)

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4/6/2013 at 1:30pm
Before you scream that it’s too early for this, let me remind you that it’s never too early to start thinking through a plan to oust a vulnerable Democrat like Kay Hagan (D-NC) who shouldn’t be in the Senate to begin with but for a horrid campaign run by Elizabeth Dole…
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October 15, 2008: “Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of Fairness?”

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

October 15, 2008: “Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of Fairness?”

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4/6/2013 at 12:00pm
Were you reading Legal Insurrection on the 3rd day of its existence? If so, you would have known that Democrats were targeting your 401(k) and other retirement accounts, Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of “Fairness”?: Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination…
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EU Foreign Policy Chief says nuke talks with Iran have failed

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

No One Could Have Seen This Coming

EU Foreign Policy Chief says nuke talks with Iran have failed

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4/6/2013 at 10:28am
Via BBC: Talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme have ended without agreement, with the EU saying their positions “remain far apart”. Over two days of talks in Almaty, Iran was asked to give up work on its most sensitive nuclear activities in return for an easing of sanctions. EU foreign…
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“Fake But Real” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

“Fake But Real” Week at College Insurrection

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4/6/2013 at 9:30am
Fake: McDonald’s “College Grad Job Ad” listing “fake but accurate” Unfortunately, everything else is real. Really sad: U. Chicago Demolishes Reagan’s Childhood Home Really a glimpse of things to come: Gay Students Seek Campus Chaplain’s Removal from George Washington U. Video: Woman Destroys Pro-Life Display at Ohio State Stanley Kurtz – What’s the Matter With Vassar? Really under the control…
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Pro Tip – Blogging ain’t art, or rocket science

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

Pro Tip – Blogging ain’t art, or rocket science

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4/6/2013 at 8:19am
Leslie forwarded me (via Captain Capitalism) this course description at the University of Maryland: ENGL488B – Topics in Advanced Writing: Writing for the Blogosphere: Prehistory, Theory, Practice This course will offer students an immersion in blogging as a writing practice and as a social/literary genre with deep, multiple roots in cultural history. STOP RIGHT…
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Love of, um

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2013

Love of, um

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4/6/2013 at 7:00am
From Ben: I hope we survive to read the book… Tempe AZ Wednesday a little before 6pm. My girlfriend snapped it as he was in front of us at a light.
 

Obligatory — Krystal Ball uses daughter as prop

Posted by  ▪  April 5, 2013

Alternative headline — Krystal Ball daughter forgets lines forcing mother to cross-examine her on TV

Obligatory — Krystal Ball uses daughter as prop

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4/5/2013 at 8:02pm
This is one of the more bizarre episodes ever seen on a network show. Notice that the little girl, Krystal Ball’s daughter, initially talks about a husband and wife, and then again talks about being in love with “him” until pushed by her mother to talk about marrying a girl. Regardless of your…
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The Thresher and The Scorpion

Posted by  ▪  April 5, 2013

The Thresher and The Scorpion

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4/5/2013 at 6:00pm
April 10 is the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of The Thresher submarine. At 9:18 a.m. on April 10, 1963, sonar operators aboard the U.S. Navy submarine rescue ship Skylark, which was accompanying the nuclear attack submarine Thresher, heard a chilling sound “like air rushing into an air tank,” and Thresher was…
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Obamacare failing from impossibility not just incompetence

Posted by  ▪  April 5, 2013

Obamacare failing from impossibility not just incompetence

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4/5/2013 at 4:00pm
Joe Klein recently wrote, ObamaCare incompetence (via memeorandum) Let me try to understand this: the key incentive for small businesses to support Obamacare was that they would be able to shop for the best deals in health care superstores — called exchanges. The Administration has had three years to set up these…
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