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ZIMMERMAN TRIAL BLOCKBUSTER — TRANSCRIPT — Eyewitness Good: Black guy in black hoodie on top punching down Mixed Martial Arts style

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

ZIMMERMAN TRIAL BLOCKBUSTER — TRANSCRIPT — Eyewitness Good: Black guy in black hoodie on top punching down Mixed Martial Arts style

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6/28/2013 at 12:09pm
The State seems to have suffered the most destructive of its own witnesses to date in calling Jonathan Good to the stand.Good was composed, coherent, and direct through his extensive testimony, the entirety of which was entirely consistent with the defense’s theory of lawful self-defense. Indeed, as has become the pattern in…
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Zimmerman trial blockbuster — Eyewitness says Trayvon on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Zimmerman trial blockbuster — Eyewitness says Trayvon on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style

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6/28/2013 at 10:32am
A neighbor, John Good, who witnessed the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has just devastated the State’s case, testifying that he saw the fight between the two, that Trayvon was on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style, and that the scream must have come from Zimmerman because Zimmerman was…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 5 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 5 – State’s Witnesses

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6/28/2013 at 8:55am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we…
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If only Wendy Davis had been born with a silver foot in her mouth

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

If only Wendy Davis had been born with a silver foot in her mouth

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6/28/2013 at 8:35am
I made the rare mistake of watching Morning Joe today. Wendy Davis was on the show to take a “victory” lap, a word used by Joe Scarborough. This clip was being described by Davis and all the panelists as one of the most outrageous personal attacks since forever: It’s the meme of the day(s)…
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The odds always favor the house

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

The odds always favor the house

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6/28/2013 at 7:29am
A fairly good metaphor. A follow up to the earlier post about Barack Obama Avenue in East St. Louis, sent to us by a reader, who writes: Update : E.St. Louis Barack Avenue Building the case he’s Santa Claus….
 

Zimmerman Trial Day 4 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 4 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

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6/27/2013 at 8:45pm
Once again, it was simply not a very good day at all for the prosecution. The primary State witnesses today were Rachel Jeantel, Jenna Lauer, and Selma Mora. The first had her credibility substantively destroyed, the second was powerfully–almost humiliatingly–co-opted by the defense, and the third provided testimony entirely consistent with…
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Man Indicted on Extortion and Wire Fraud in 2012 Romney Tax Return Scheme

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Man Indicted on Extortion and Wire Fraud in 2012 Romney Tax Return Scheme

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6/27/2013 at 6:43pm
A man who claimed in 2012 to have gained access to the tax returns of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and demanded $1 million in bitcoins as payment to withhold them from the public was indicted Wednesday on charges of extortion and wire fraud. From the Department of Justice press release: Michael Mancil…
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Senate passes immigration amnesty bill 68-32

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Senate passes immigration amnesty bill 68-32

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6/27/2013 at 4:23pm
Vote just took place. 68-32.   Pretty sure this is Marco Rubio and Joe Biden congratulating each other on the Senate floor after passage:
 
Charles Krauthammer

Branco Cartoon – Sour Kraut

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Sour Kraut

Charles Krauthammer
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6/27/2013 at 3:52pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 4 — West’s Cross-Examination of Rachel Jeantel

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 4 — West’s Cross-Examination of Rachel Jeantel

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6/27/2013 at 1:05pm
Hey folks, We’re trying something different for today’s mid-day update. Rather than write a bunch of text, I’ve imbedded below some of the more key tweets I’ve made over the course of the morning. (This has the benefit of giving me a few minutes to each some lunch.) Hopefully, the tweets below will…
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Treasury IG admits liberal groups were not targeted like Tea Party

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Treasury IG admits liberal groups were not targeted like Tea Party

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6/27/2013 at 12:33pm
There was joy in liberal blogospheric Mudville when it was reported that terms like “progressive” also were used as a screening mechanism. PROOF! The IRS Scandal was not a scandal! Uh, yes, it was a scandal. Via The Hill, Treasury IG: Liberal groups weren’t targeted by IRS like Tea Party: Liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status…
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The Durable al-Dura Case

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 06/27/2013 – The Durable al Dura Case

The Durable al-Dura Case

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6/27/2013 at 10:35am
Karsenty, Accountability lose A few weeks ago Israel’s government released a critique of the Al Dura case. During the so-called “Aqsa intifada,” Mohammed al-Dura was allegedly killed by the IDF during a shootout at the Netzarim Junction in Gaza. Or so it was reported by France’s Channel 2 and its reporter Charles…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 4 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 4 – State’s Witnesses

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6/27/2013 at 8:57am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter,…
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Facebook and Twitter refuse to “cooperate” with Turkish gov’t crackdown on protesters

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

Facebook and Twitter refuse to “cooperate” with Turkish gov’t crackdown on protesters

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6/27/2013 at 8:15am
Turkey appears to be following through on its threats to take over more control of Twitter and Facebook postings, after protests heavily driven by social media have engulfed the country for weeks.  But the social media giants do not appear to be cooperating with demands to share more user data with…
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If you want it, here it is, come and take it

Posted by  ▪  June 27, 2013

If you want it, here it is, come and take it

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6/27/2013 at 7:00am
from his cold, dead hands. From Michael, Spotted in Franklin, TN
 

Zimmerman Trial Day 3 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 3 – End-of-Day Analysis & Video of State’s Witnesses

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6/26/2013 at 7:50pm
At the start of day two things of note occurred. First, the Court ruled that Zimmerman’s prior calls to police would be admissible as evidence. (Accordingly, later in the day Ramona Rumph returned to Court to testify as to their authenticity.) Second, the Court dismissed one of the…
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Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

Posted by  ▪  June 26, 2013

Reports of the death of SB5 were premature

Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

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6/26/2013 at 5:51pm
With so much going on last night and today, we didn’t cover the filibuster by Texas State Senator and new Democratic hero Wendy Davis. Davis gave a 13+ hour filibuster against a Texas proposed law restricting abortions after 20-weeks. Her filibuster was joined by hundreds of screaming protesters reminiscent of the…
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