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Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

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7/28/2013 at 8:00am
Look, I want to give Bill Cosby his props. He’s been speaking up courageously for years on the problems within the black community, and he’s gotten a lot of flak for it. It can’t have been easy for him. Here are some excerpts from the address Cosby gave to the NAACP in…
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Saturday Night Card Game (15 minutes of fame goes wrong for far left activist)

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (15 minutes of fame goes wrong for far left activist)

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7/27/2013 at 8:00pm
Note: Breitbart News notes in an interview with this activist that she was “an anti-Zimmerman demonstrator attempting to use sarcasm to prove her point,” and not an infiltrator as reported on the source blog. Kristinn Taylor brought us this gem via Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit blog this week.  I’ll try to sum…
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And then there were none (of the pre-Oslo Arab killers of Israelis left in prison)

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

And then there were none (of the pre-Oslo Arab killers of Israelis left in prison)

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7/27/2013 at 6:30pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today was a rest day, with the only real activity some time at the beach in front of our hotel in Tel Aviv. The Mediterranean Sea was warm, and the waves and undertow strong.  It was great to ride the waves, but one man drowned just…
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Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

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7/27/2013 at 5:00pm
Merritt Landry, a 33-year-old “white caucasian” shot the victim, a 14-year-old black boy, in the head. A single spent cartridge case was recovered at the scene, indicating that a semi-automatic weapon was used and suggesting that a single shot was fired. The hour of the shooting was approximately 2:00AM, on Friday,…
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The Supreme Court’s 9-0 Rulings Against Obama Reveal Disregard for the Constitution

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

The Supreme Court’s 9-0 Rulings Against Obama Reveal Disregard for the Constitution

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7/27/2013 at 3:30pm
Ilya Somin has an interesting article on 9-0 Supreme Court rulings: Those of us who follow Supreme Court decisions spend most of our time debating the contentious issues that divide justices 5-4 along predictable ideological lines. Often, that’s where the loudest public debates are as well. Just consider the recent rulings on…
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Clashes Between Rival Protest Groups in Egypt Turn Deadly

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Clashes Between Rival Protest Groups in Egypt Turn Deadly

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7/27/2013 at 2:00pm
More violence has erupted in Egypt as thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in rival demonstrations for and against the continued detention of ousted Egyptian President Morsi. From CNN: Massive, rival rallies in and around Cairo ran into the wee hours of Saturday, with one group celebrating the ouster and jailing…
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‘Hope and debt’ week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

‘Hope and debt’ week at College Insurrection

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7/27/2013 at 12:30pm
Paying for college isn’t getting any easier these days. Families forced to endure rising cost of college tuition Cash strapped parents are giving kids less money for college Bad economy keeps college kids from leaving the nest And it seems some things are compounding the problem. Obamacare Causes Economic Suffering on College Campuses Oxymoron? Obama says he’s trying…
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Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

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7/27/2013 at 11:00am
The fallout of the George Zimmerman trial continues, as one of the trial jurors made some startling admissions during an ABC interview: The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an…
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Report: KTVU fake pilot names started as internal joke not intended for air

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Report: KTVU fake pilot names started as internal joke not intended for air

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7/27/2013 at 9:30am
An internal joke that was never intended to make it to the news desk is reportedly at the center of a California TV station’s embarrassing on-air blunder, according to a new report Friday. Ever since San Francisco area FOX affiliate KTVU erroneously aired the painfully obvious fake names of four pilots purported…
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Mayor Bob Filner opts for rehab instead of resignation

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner opts for rehab instead of resignation

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7/27/2013 at 8:00am
My husband and I made a wager. He insisted that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) would be forced to resign once the women in Democratic Party leadership began clamoring for his ouster.  I said that he would never leave office willingly — he would need to be forced out legally. Looks like…
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To Samaria and back

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

To Samaria and back

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7/26/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today we reunited with a family I was close to while a student in Moscow in 1980, and had not seen since 1984 in Moscow.  It was great, and very satisfying.  The parents, now in their early 80’s, have a life story about which history books should…
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Why Judge Nelson Was Wrong to Exclude Martin’s Cell Phone Evidence

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Why Judge Nelson Was Wrong to Exclude Martin’s Cell Phone Evidence

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7/26/2013 at 6:30pm
As happens with gratifying frequency, one of the Legal Insurrection commenters today made a great contribution to yesterday’s thread, “When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?” This particular comment was posted by “Edgehopper” (I could tell you his real name, but then I’d have to kill you–let’s just say…
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Obama and the phony scandals

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Obama and the phony scandals

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7/26/2013 at 5:00pm
Pat Smith has something to say to President Obama: The mother of a Benghazi victim is furious about the new White House strategy of calling the terrorist attack and many other scandals plaguing the Obama administration “fake” or “phony.” Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who was slain in the September 11, 2012…
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“American Idol” Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Black Contestants

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

“American Idol” Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Black Contestants

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7/26/2013 at 3:30pm
I was once a big fan of the show American Idol, cheering on a variety of contestants during each season. I was especially impressed with Jennifer Hudson, an African-American beauty who went on from her appearance on the show to fame …as well as numerous awards for singing and acting. She now…
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Seven Proves to be Mayor Bob Filner’s Unlucky Number

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Seven Proves to be Mayor Bob Filner’s Unlucky Number

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7/26/2013 at 2:00pm
Last week, after the first accuser came forward with the story of the sexual harassment she endured from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the local Democratic Party’s central committee had a contentious meeting during which they deadlocked 24-24 on asking the mayor to resign. However, now that the number of accusers has…
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Snowden Would Not Face Death Penalty if He Returns to US

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Snowden Would Not Face Death Penalty if He Returns to US

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7/26/2013 at 12:40pm
In a letter to Russia’s Minister of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder said that Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty or be tortured if he returned to the United States. From the Wall Street Journal: Attorney General Eric Holder, in a letter to Russian counterpart Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov, said Mr. Snowden’s…
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Vandalism Shuts Down Lincoln Memorial

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Vandalism Shuts Down Lincoln Memorial

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7/26/2013 at 11:00am
Who does this kind of thing? The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday after vandals splattered the base of the statue with green paint. From CNN: Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial’s statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington’s National Mall, authorities said. Police were…
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