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Don’t Fear Iranian Nukes?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/30/2013 – Even if Rouhani is a nuclear moderate, he is not rolling back Iran’s war against the West

Don’t Fear Iranian Nukes?

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9/30/2013 at 9:57am
In his column yesterday, Hassan does Manhattan, Thomas Friedman wrote about Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani: 1) He’s not here by accident. That is, this Iranian charm offensive is not because Rouhani, unlike his predecessor, went to charm school. Powerful domestic pressures have driven him here. 2) We are finally going to…
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Twitter - @LegInsurrection - Blame Harry Reid

#BlameHarryReid

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

#BlameHarryReid Twitter feed added at bottom of post

#BlameHarryReid

Twitter - @LegInsurrection - Blame Harry Reid
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9/30/2013 at 8:30am
For a government shutdown if it happens. The U.S. Senate is dysfunctional because of Harry Reid. No budget. No votes on most House legislation. No nothing except his way or the highway. We’re seeing it again in the Continuing Resolution and Debt Ceiling battles.  Because Reid has shut down and shut out Republican voices, the only way…
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Something to smile about on last day of federal gubmint

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2013

Something to smile about on last day of federal gubmint

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9/30/2013 at 7:00am
From Bill in Orange County, CA: Not political, just funny. Or at least I thought so. Seen on the way into work this morning. “Actual Size”
 
Twitter - David Drucker - Reid Spox

Tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Tomorrow

Twitter - David Drucker - Reid Spox
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9/29/2013 at 8:47pm
Should be interesting. There is such a thing as overplaying your hand. The conventional wisdom is that Republicans who have overplayed theirs. I’m not so sure.
 

College “confession” forums replace open dialogue in a world of speech codes

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Political correctness is driving campus problems underground without solving anything.

College “confession” forums replace open dialogue in a world of speech codes

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9/29/2013 at 7:10pm
On the surface, college dialogue seems to be all about  ’open-mindedness’ and ‘tolerance.’ To create this impression of a tolerant environment, many universities have “speech codes” that penalize politically incorrect speech, sometimes with severe consequences. For instance,  Florida Atlantic University insists in vague terms that “everyone in the FAU community behave and speak to and about…
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Two arrests as robberies continue to hit San Francisco Bay Area news crews

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Two arrests as robberies continue to hit San Francisco Bay Area news crews

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9/29/2013 at 5:14pm
Two 19-year old men have been charged with robbery, weapons and conspiracy offenses after a San Francisco television reporter was robbed of his equipment Friday.  A security guard accompanying the reporter fired shots upon the men during the confrontation. From Reuters: Two teenagers have been arrested after a San Francisco television reporter was…
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Ted Cruz Meet The Press 9-29-2013

Remember when David Gregory grilled Obama this intensively?

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Ted Cruz swats away David Gregory’s presumptions and accusations on Meet the Press

Remember when David Gregory grilled Obama this intensively?

Ted Cruz Meet The Press 9-29-2013
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9/29/2013 at 3:30pm
Whitney Pitcher says: Despite David Gregory’s insufferableness, this is a great Senator Ted Cruz interview I concur. Twitchy has some of the reaction to Gregory’s performance today: Remember when David Gregory grilled Obama this intensively? Neither do I: Sorry, but I can’t help but add this end note:
 

Saudi cleric claims driving can damage women’s ovaries

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Saudi cleric claims driving can damage women’s ovaries

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9/29/2013 at 2:00pm
Amidst a campaign to fight Saudi Arabia’s de facto rule that bans women from driving, a Saudi cleric said that women who drive risk negative physiological impacts that could damage their ovaries. From Reuters: A conservative Saudi Arabian cleric has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical…
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SNL Mocks Obamacare

Did SNL really mock Obamacare?

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Did SNL really mock Obamacare?

SNL Mocks Obamacare
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9/29/2013 at 12:00pm
So, a lot of folks are talking about last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live and its skit on Obama’s sell of Obamacare.  Many are commenting that it mocks Obamacare.  I’m not sure I really saw it entirely the same way. Check it out for yourself: To set the scene for those of…
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Tea Party California Caucus’ Tech-Based Gameplan for CA GOP Convention

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Tea Party California Caucus’ Tech-Based Gameplan for CA GOP Convention

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9/29/2013 at 10:00am
No matter how much the elite media and establishment politicos want to kill-off Tea Party, it seems that we citizen activists refuse to roll over and die. If anything, we are pushing back smarter as well as harder. Case-in-point:  Some excellent news about the Tea Party forcing a state GOP to reclaim small…
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Conservative media has come a long way, baby, but has a longer way to go

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

Conservative media has come a long way, baby, but has a longer way to go

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9/29/2013 at 8:30am
From The NY Times, the media world has changed: Ask conservatives what went wrong for them the last time the government shut down, and many of them will bring up the cover of The Daily News of New York from Nov. 16, 1995. Under the block-lettered headline “Cry Baby,” it showed a cartoon…
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Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Most Corrupt State

That’s debatable

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2013

That’s debatable

Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Most Corrupt State
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9/29/2013 at 7:00am
I rise to stand in defense of my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as the most corrupt state. From John: With apologies for the bad photography, I’m sending along the pic below that I recently snapped in Chicago. Close inspection will reveal that the license plate frame says “Most Corrupt…
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(House Vote Amendment No. 1 Repealing Medical Device Tax)

House funding vote – LIVE (Update: House votes to avert government shutdown and delay Obamacare a year)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

House funding vote – LIVE (Update: House votes to avert government shutdown and delay Obamacare a year)

(House Vote Amendment No. 1 Repealing Medical Device Tax)
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9/28/2013 at 10:23pm
The House of Representatives is voting late tonight on amendments to the Senate Continuing Resolution. Among the amendments being voted on are a one year delay in Obamacare, elimination of the medical device tax, and possibly a “clean” resolution to fund the military. [voting concluded] https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/384174495675584512 House passes repeal of Medical Device Tax 248-174 House passes…
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Annoying Sitemeter Pop-up (Update)(Problem solved?)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Annoying Sitemeter Pop-up (Update)(Problem solved?)

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9/28/2013 at 9:45pm
Sitemeter is the free traffic meter I’ve been using since day one of the blog to keep track of visits and page views.  It’s public, and linked at the bottom of the page in the footer. The reason I like Sitemeter is it’s free.  And it’s used by TaxProf for his law…
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Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse

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9/28/2013 at 7:00pm
I graduated from Hamilton College in 1981. This weekend is Homecoming. And as I understand it, there will be a meeting of the Board of Trustees. I have no illusions that the Board of Trustees has the desire or ability to address Hamilton’s recent problems given the history of how politicized education has…
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Cyberbullying gets complicated as schools, police combat fake social media profiles

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Cyberbullying gets complicated as schools, police combat fake social media profiles

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9/28/2013 at 5:30pm
Cyberbullying is getting more complicated for schools and law enforcement these days, as authorities are dealing with students creating fake online profiles to harass and threaten fellow classmates.  And in one recent case in Tennessee, the student doing the cyberbullying also sent messages to herself and filed a false report about…
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Boehner statement keeping government open

Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Boehner statement keeping government open
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9/28/2013 at 4:07pm
Harry Reid almost never allows up or down votes on Republican agenda legislation coming out of the House.  He has taken the Senate hostage. A good example is the House Continuing Resolution which Reid would not allow to come up for a vote until Obamacare defunding was stripped out. He could…
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