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Mideast Media Sampler 03/24/2013 – Not half bad Thomas

Posted by  ▪  March 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/24/2013 – Not half bad Thomas

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3/24/2013 at 11:15am
1) The apology The Washington Post reported Obama ends Israel visit by brokering end to dispute with Turkey: Prodded by President Obama, Israel and Turkey agreed Friday to end a three-year rift caused by a deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, a rapprochement urgently sought by the United…
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State Dept finally addresses imprisoned American pastor in Iran

Posted by  ▪  March 24, 2013

State Dept finally addresses imprisoned American pastor in Iran

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3/24/2013 at 9:45am
We have reported  in the past on the U.S. State Department’s willful silence about imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been held in Iran since last September for “evangelizing” and therefore “threatening national security.” The American Center for Law and Justice’s Jay Sekulow has been unrelenting in his promotion of…
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The Engineer Behind the Climate Change Train Wreck

Posted by  ▪  March 24, 2013

The Engineer Behind the Climate Change Train Wreck

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3/24/2013 at 8:30am
Last week, we took a look at 2 graphic debunking recent climate change hysteria. Recently, even more evidence was presented by British scientist David Whitehouse, the Science Editor of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Despite the organization’s name, Whitehouse’s group held firm that their data indicate no warming trend; in fact, global…
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Fake but real

Posted by  ▪  March 24, 2013

Fake but real

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3/24/2013 at 7:00am
I normally don’t run bumper stickers circulating by email or on Facebook. It’s probably fake, but the reaction is real. From John in Washington State: I’m not sure if this bumper (window?) sticker is for real, but it looks like something that will give many of us headaches, stomachaches, and pains in the (everywhere)…
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Celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

They can sit in the dark for Earth Hour, we’ll spend the hour celebrating the modern world, starting 8:30 p.m. local time everywhere

Celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”

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3/23/2013 at 8:30pm
I will admit straight-up, I am a handmaid of Big Pharma. Therefore, I am inviting all my free-market-loving friends to join me at 8:30 pm local time to celebrate Human Achievement Hour. This counters the self-righteous “Earth Hour” occurring at the same time, during which people are forced to revert to Stone Age…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Chuck Todd must have asked so many questions because Obama is black)

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Chuck Todd must have asked so many questions because Obama is black)

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3/23/2013 at 6:45pm
Chuck Todd went a little overboard when he asked a series of questions at the Obama-Netanyahu press conference. Worse yet, the questions were not softballs for Obama to hit out of the park: He even caught flak from the big guy (no, not Chris Christie): The mockery of Todd’s performance gave rise to the…
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In Memory of Mary Earle Texada Phillips

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

In Memory of Mary Earle Texada Phillips

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3/23/2013 at 5:47pm
Pat Austin at And So It Goes In Shreveport is one of my favorite bloggers.  I am a big fan of hers. Pat was part of the Not One Red Cent group which launched Marco Rubio’s primary challenge against Charlie Crist.  I have communicated with her pretty much since the start of Legal…
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More boys than girls getting into elite NYC public schools … this must not stand

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

More boys than girls getting into elite NYC public schools … this must not stand

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3/23/2013 at 4:51pm
Boys are getting destroyed at just about every level of the educational spectrum relative to girls, and are keeping away from liberal arts colleges like they’re running from the grim reaper (which is not that bad an analogy considering the hard core feminist agenda at most liberal arts colleges). But boys still…
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Turkish PM: Thanks for the apology Bibi, but not good enough

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Diplomatic failure in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan

Turkish PM: Thanks for the apology Bibi, but not good enough

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3/23/2013 at 2:45pm
Obama’s only diplomatic achievement in the Middle East has been to make Bibi Netanyahu bow down apologize to the anti-Israeli Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, as reported here yesterday, How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew? Knowing the insane anti-Israeli venom we have seen from Erdogan in the past, it…
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Beckel Agonistes

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Beckel Agonistes

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3/23/2013 at 1:00pm
I caught part of this rant live, and wasn’t sure what it was about. Beckel going off again. But this time he’s right. Video via Common Cents: But compare to his defensiveness over Hanoi Jane:
 

Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

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3/23/2013 at 11:30am
The Red Tape Tower is making the rounds, via NRO: A tower of 20,000 pages of Obamacare regulations, wrapped in a neat red ribbon and first unveiled publicly by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, made its way to the Senate floor today as the upper…
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Higher Ed bubble in two charts

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Higher Ed bubble in two charts

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3/23/2013 at 9:46am
Via Wapo, Past due student loans multiply: While student loans are growing as a part of the total consumer debt balance in the United States, they are still a small part. But they are now leading among loans that are 90 days or more past due.
 

Video Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Video Week at College Insurrection

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3/23/2013 at 8:30am
We have videos: “Great Vagina Man” shouts down pro-life speaker at U. Waterloo (Video) Student suspended for complaining about “Stomp on Jesus” Prof (Video) Video – A Brief History of Censorship on Campus (Video) Prager U.: The President Who Shrank Government (Video) Oregon law professor loses job after attack on students (Video) Don’t you love it when this happens? Libertarians Outwit and Outrage…
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Pride or Prejudice?

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Pride or Prejudice?

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3/23/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted in Seekonk, Massachusetts, on a car with Massachusetts plates. I’ve heard Mass residents refer to themselves this way, so I’m not sure if it’s a pejorative or not. There must be some deeper meaning.  On the other hand, …
 

Updating blogroll

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Updating blogroll

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3/22/2013 at 8:00pm
The Blogs to Note list, which serves as our blogroll, is a moving object.  Literally and figuratively. Literally, because the blogs which appear on the homepage are pulled randomly from the full list with each page view, refreshed at some interval.  So the list you see on the homepage changes frequently, although…
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School closings in Chicago coincide with planned wave of union action

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

School closings in Chicago coincide with planned wave of union action

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3/22/2013 at 6:35pm
Yesterday the Chicago Public Schools announced 61 school building closures, including 52 elementary schools, due to a $1 billion budget deficit. This is the largest closing in the district’s history, and the reaction from the teachers union has been swift. A few weeks ago, noted radical organizer Lisa Fithian was in town training…
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How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

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3/22/2013 at 3:52pm
What he said, Liberman calls Turkey apology a ‘serious mistake’: Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for his decision to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the “operational errors” made by Israel during the 2010 raid on the Turkish Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara. “Israel’s apology for the…
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