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Syria: Cluster bombs won’t solve this cluster—- (Update – British parliament vote delayed for lack of support)

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

Syria: Cluster bombs won’t solve this cluster—- (Update – British parliament vote delayed for lack of support)

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8/28/2013 at 1:46pm
If you’ve noticed, I haven’t weighed in on what to do in Syria. We’re pretty much stuck to straight reporting. We’re in a real mess. As pointed out before, it’s a matter of bad or worse in the Syrian civil war. It’s just hard to know who is just bad and who is…
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Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

The depth to which the “civil rights” movement has fallen in one image

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr.

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8/28/2013 at 12:17pm
We have addressed before the absurd attempts to turn Trayvon Martin into a civil rights icon equal to Emmitt Till. On this anniversary of the famous “I have a dream” speech, the effort continues to an even new depth. Via Frank Thorp of NBC News (h/t Weasel Zippers): That vendor wasn’t alone:
 

NY Times website down again

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

NY Times website down again

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8/28/2013 at 10:55am
Yesterday we reported that the NY Times was subjected to an attack from the Syrian Electronic Army as part of a broader attack on Western media, Syrian Electronic Army: “Media is going down”. It’s apparently happening again today. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/372723123591729152 Here’s the image I got when I tried to access it, ironically referencing a prior NY…
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Shellie Zimmerman Plea Deal (Update – Plea Deal docs added)

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

Shellie Zimmerman Plea Deal (Update – Plea Deal docs added)

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8/28/2013 at 8:47am
We have detailed before the perjury charge against George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, based on her testimony during a bail hearing as to their assets. I’ve pointed out that legally the charge was weak because perjury requires an affirmative misstatement of a material fact, and many of her answers, while evasive and misleading,…
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San Diego Featured in a Modern Satyricon

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

The Age of Filner

San Diego Featured in a Modern Satyricon

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8/28/2013 at 8:30am
As a history geek, I find Victor Davis Hanson’s analogies to ancient classics entertaining. As a San Diegan, however, I couldn’t help but blush as this savvy pundit featured my home town in an essay referencing a gem of Western literature that describes the decadence of Imperial Rome. The Satyricon is an often-cruel…
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What’s his problem?

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2013

What’s his problem?

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8/28/2013 at 7:00am
From Norbie: Seen in the parking lot of my office building in the Chicago ‘burbs. Apparently the driver bitterly clings to the notion that the lamestream media still retain a modicum of propriety and trustworthiness – hence the scorn for Fox…. Yeah, but what’s his problem?  There’s something in the window, looks like two…
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National Right to Life hits home run where it counts, Buzzfeed

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

National Right to Life hits home run where it counts, Buzzfeed

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8/27/2013 at 8:00pm
National Right to Life posted a wonderful, poignant, and likable defense of life today, and you can breathe a sigh of relief: it works, beautifully. Not only is it relevant and lighthearted while delivering an important message, it does so without trying too hard. And — they did it in the heart…
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Syrian Electronic Army: “Media is going down”

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army: “Media is going down”

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8/27/2013 at 6:24pm
The NY Times experienced an outage today for the second time in two weeks.  On August 14th, the issue was said to have been an internal issue.  But today, the issue was characterized as something more malicious.  And that may not be the only target, as it appears the Syrian Electronic…
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Google Palestine page hijacked by anti-Israel trolls

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Google Palestine page hijacked by anti-Israel trolls

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8/27/2013 at 3:00pm
A couple of trolls want Israel’s name removed from Google Maps and decided to express those sentiments by defacing the ‘Google Palestine’ search home page. Google.ps, the Palestinian version of Google’s web search, was hijacked and redirected to another web site for some time Monday before being restored to its usual default…
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Is it “if” or “when” the bombing of Syria starts?

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Is it “if” or “when” the bombing of Syria starts?

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8/27/2013 at 1:13pm
As international pressure mounts for action in response to chemical attacks alleged to have been perpetrated by the Assad regime, US officials say they could launch military strikes on Syria as early as Thursday. From NBCNews.com: The United States could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an…
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Martin Luther King had a dream–and some warnings, as well

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Martin Luther King had a dream–and some warnings, as well

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8/27/2013 at 10:45am
Tomorrow President Obama plans a twofer, donning the mantle of two previous American giants: President Barack Obama will make remarks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28 as part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the demonstration best remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a…
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Chicago’s new “Safe Passage Routes” for school kids are anything but

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Chicago’s new “Safe Passage Routes” for school kids are anything but

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8/27/2013 at 9:30am
As the nation was gripped by the George Zimmerman trial, over 50 people were shot in Chicago…many of them as young and black as the much publicized Trayvon Martin. With shootings seemingly so rampant, Chicago area parents are worried about the safety of their children.  This is especially true, as almost 50…
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Another victory for Common Core with IL Catholic Church’s embrace

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

Another victory for Common Core with IL Catholic Church’s embrace

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8/27/2013 at 8:15am
Common Core has recently been referred to by a friend of mine who is deeply in-the-know as “the most successful astroturf campaign in the history of this country.” This friend is not prone to exaggeration. The left has had a history of tip-toeing into, and taking over, those institutions most vital to…
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They sure know how to live in Texas

Posted by  ▪  August 27, 2013

They sure know how to live in Texas

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8/27/2013 at 7:00am
From Kenneth: Seen in a San Antonio, Texas parking lot
 

Should the United States have pre-empted the Syrian chemical attack?

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/26/2013 – Could the United States have intervened to save hundreds of lives?

Should the United States have pre-empted the Syrian chemical attack?

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8/26/2013 at 9:15pm
I was skeptical at first about the claims of a chemical attack in Syria. Something didn’t seem right with the photographs. Additionally, it was reported that the United Nations already had an inspection team in Syria. But then it didn’t take long for Israeli intelligence to determine that chemical weapons had…
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Again! 16 year-old confesses to sending himself racist texts

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Was running for President of the school when he pulled this hoax.

Again! 16 year-old confesses to sending himself racist texts

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8/26/2013 at 7:25pm
The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013 finally has broken through to the mainstream media, albeit via a wholly inadequate AP article picked up at mainstream publication that fail to disclose that the lead perpetrator was a liberal Obama supporter, or that the Oberlin administration knew it was a hoax…
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As Yosemite Burns, California Goes Green on Power Supply Threat

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

As Yosemite Burns, California Goes Green on Power Supply Threat

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8/26/2013 at 5:30pm
One of my cherished memories is camping with my husband and son in Yosemite. The beauty and serenity of the park are breathtaking. So, the news that it is at the center of one of the largest wildfires in California history is devastating. At this point, it looks like our heroic firefighters…
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