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Mariachi Band pranks in, Cinqo de Mayo themes out

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Are some “cultural appropriations” more equal than others?

Mariachi Band pranks in, Cinqo de Mayo themes out

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6/9/2014 at 9:38am
This video was brought to public attention with fawning praise at Slate.com, Senior Prank Gone Right: High School Students Hire Mariachi Band To Trail Principal: There’s a fine line between funny and, well, not when it comes to senior pranks, and with 18-year-olds doing the decision-making on appropriateness sometimes things can understandably…
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Upcoming Florida Sup Ct ruling on 10-20-Life sentences may seal Marissa Alexander’s fate

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2014

Decison on mandatory consecutive sentences will determine whether Marissa Alexander faces 60-plus year sentence on re-trial

Upcoming Florida Sup Ct ruling on 10-20-Life sentences may seal Marissa Alexander’s fate

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6/9/2014 at 7:00am
Sometimes “seeing the sausage get made” is just no fun at all. This past week the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that hinges on whether sentences under 10-20-Life must be served consecutively, or whether sentencing judges have the discretion to order these served concurrently. With a backdrop of often…
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Sunday Night Links

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

Updates on Bergdahl story, Obama to issue executive order on student loans, parents outraged over photos shown in sex-ed class

Sunday Night Links

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6/8/2014 at 6:23pm
A roundup of weekend links to catch up on stories you may have missed. A few updates on the Bergdahl story, on various topics and from various points of view… From the NY Times, As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity From the Washington Free Beacon, Rogers: Gitmo Release Has ‘Empowered the…
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Shortest list in America: Obamacare promises that were true

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

Emergency room visits spiking, not declining.

Shortest list in America: Obamacare promises that were true

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6/8/2014 at 3:58pm
One of these days someone will compile a list of promises made about Obamacare that turned out to be true. Will be about as long as the list of Gender Studies professors who believe that what you see is what you get. Scratch the promise of diminished Emergency Room visits, via USA Today…
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CNN’s new Political Director smeared Romneys as racist in 2012

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

“They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

CNN’s new Political Director smeared Romneys as racist in 2012

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6/8/2014 at 1:55pm
Do you remember David Chalian? He was a reporter for Yahoo! back in 2012 and while covering the Republican National Convention he was caught on tape smearing the Romneys and implying that they were racists as to blacks suffering from Hurricane Isaac: “They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a…
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Since when do DA’s investigate non-crimes? Oh yeah >> #MSSEN

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

Hinds Co. Sheriff says no crime committed by three people locked in Courthouse where ballots counted, but prosecutors will investigate anyway at request of county supervisor.

Since when do DA’s investigate non-crimes? Oh yeah >> #MSSEN

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6/8/2014 at 11:20am
In the ever bizarre Mississippi Republican Senate Primary, three people were locked into the Courthouse where the primary ballots had been counted after hours. The three claimed they had entered through an open side door. The ballots themselves were locked in an inaccessible vault, and never in danger. The incident dominated the…
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Three Strikes Against U.S. support for Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

Americans oppose it, it’s against American law and it won’t work

Three Strikes Against U.S. support for Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement

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6/8/2014 at 9:30am
When Mahmoud Abbas’s “moderate” Fatah movement first reached out to make an agreement with the terrorist Hamas movement, the response in the United State was “mostly nonchalant.” Now that the two sides have announced the creating of a unity government, the response has continued to be muted. Certainly not outraged. Last week, of…
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Bill Whittle Goes There – Is Obama Evil or Stupid?

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2014

“These things are starting to add up you see.”

Bill Whittle Goes There – Is Obama Evil or Stupid?

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6/8/2014 at 8:00am
In the latest edition of Afterburner, Bill Whittle examines the Bergdahl swap but first touches on Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Benghazi and the IRS scandal. In all of these cases, Bill reminds us that Obama is ignorant and is just as mad as you are. In every case one must ultimately…
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Elizabeth Warren surges in Wisconsin Democratic straw poll

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Among the party faithful, it’s a race between Hillary and Liz.

Elizabeth Warren surges in Wisconsin Democratic straw poll

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6/7/2014 at 9:45pm
Elizabeth Warren repeatedly says she “is” not running for President. Wink, wink. For someone who “is” not running, and who takes only single digits in national polling (because she “is” not running), Warren made a pretty good showing in a presidential straw poll at the Democratic state convention in Wisconsin, as reported by…
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When everyone shuts up, we will have reached the “safe space”

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game: Silence like a cancer grows.

When everyone shuts up, we will have reached the “safe space”

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6/7/2014 at 8:05pm
Words, just words. This week at College Insurrection we reported on a controversy involving the word “Tranny” used by a liberal gay rights activist in a discussion about whether the word “Tranny” was offensive, via Illinois Review: LGBTQ students at the University of Chicago are circulating a petition objecting to slurs gay rights…
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Shudder: Imagine Susan Rice as Secretary of State

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

“If I were Rice, I’d start taking Sundays off.”

Shudder: Imagine Susan Rice as Secretary of State

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6/7/2014 at 6:25pm
Susan Rice was an Obama favorite for Secretary of State, but withdrew from consideration after intense criticism of her handling of Benghazi talking points on Sunday morning shows. You may remember that earlier this week, Susan Rice was sticking with her claim that Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction. As of this…
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Retaliation against VA whistleblowers under investigation

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Office of Special Counsel investigating retaliation allegations from 37 VA whistleblowers

Retaliation against VA whistleblowers under investigation

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6/7/2014 at 5:03pm
The Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that “[protects] federal employees from reprisal and other prohibited personnel practices” and provides “a safe and secure channel for federal employees to disclose government misconduct,” said it is investigating allegations of retaliation against dozens of whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs. From CBS…
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Palestinians threaten Australia after East Jerusalem announcement

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Seek “review [of] the relations of the Arab and Islamic world with Australia”

Palestinians threaten Australia after East Jerusalem announcement

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6/7/2014 at 3:32pm
We wrote about how Australia just made an enormous contribution to the Middle East peace process by refusing to refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied” territory. Australia is historically and legally correct.  “East” Jerusalem was illegally seized and occupied by Jordan during Israel’s War of Independence, and the Jewish residents ethnically cleansed.  Its recapture…
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Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Perhaps the Mississippi experience will be Exhibit A in the next court challenge to Voter ID laws.

Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

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6/7/2014 at 12:24pm
Hans von Spakovsky, writing at the Heritage Foundation’s newly launched Daily Signal, writes about the biggest hardly told story coming out of the Mississippi primary last Tuesday, The Biggest Non-Story in Tuesday’s Elections? Mississippi Voter ID Implemented With No Problems: It wasn’t the biggest story following Tuesday’s elections in various states, but…
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British student Marxists play Fascist Card to justify banning Nietzsche Club

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

What will they say when someone tries to ban Marxism?

British student Marxists play Fascist Card to justify banning Nietzsche Club

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6/7/2014 at 10:40am
Earlier this year the University College London student government, the UCL Union, banned the Nietzsche Club and resolved to prevent it from organizing on campus because the Union deemed Nietzsche, Heidegger, and other philosophers too “fascist” to tolerate. Yesterday morning here at Legal Insurrection, I called out the UCLU for claiming the study…
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Unaffirmative Action Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

It was another week of mayhem in higher education.

Unaffirmative Action Week at College Insurrection

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6/7/2014 at 8:30am
An odd thing is happening at UCLA. Prof Exposes Race Based Admissions Scandal at UCLA Race based admissions… Black pundit unhappy with the Obama Economy of “Well Educated Baristas” Race is Really Important to Professor of Race Studies Something ugly is also happening at Temple University. Temple University Fails to Condemn Professor’s Anti-Semitic Diatribe Temple U. Scrambles in…
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Bergdahl Platoon Mates

“It doesn’t matter what his motives were, we all took an oath”

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2014

Megyn Kelly Interviews Six Members of Bergdahl’s Platoon

“It doesn’t matter what his motives were, we all took an oath”

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6/7/2014 at 7:00am
Soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl were in the news a lot this week offering their opinions on the situation and most of them are clearly not happy with Bergdahl being portrayed as a hero. For the sin of interfering with the preferred narrative, these men have been accused of swift-boating Bergdahl…
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