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Democrats Grumble About Obama … in Private

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

“Detached, flat footed and incompetent.”

Democrats Grumble About Obama … in Private

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5/25/2014 at 4:08pm
Obama’s fumbling of the VA scandal has even caused some Democrats to quietly criticize the president. Daniel Halper writes at The Weekly Standard… Democrats Privately Calling Obama ‘Detached,’ ‘Flat Footed,’ ‘Incompetent’ CNN’s John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama “detached,” “flat footed,” and “incompetent.” “Forget for a moment that Republican outrage,” said…
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Pope Francis in Israel (Photos)

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Two-day trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis in Israel (Photos)

Pope Francis Israel w Netanyahu Peres
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5/25/2014 at 1:37pm
Pope Francis is in Israel this afternoon (Israel time) and tomorrow. The itinerary today, after a trip to Bethlehem, included arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and a trip to the Church of the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem. Tomorrow will be visits to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, meetings with Israeli political…
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“The pomposity and arrogance of these children (of the corn?) is just amazing”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Zero tolerance for differing legal opinions on campus.

“The pomposity and arrogance of these children (of the corn?) is just amazing”

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5/25/2014 at 11:50am
Whether it’s Trigger Warnings, disinviting campus speakers, or the Shut-Up Culture, the closing of the campus mind is a frequent topic here. Among many topics as to which the debate is closed on campus is anything related to LGBT issues. No deviation is allowed. Differ even as to constitutional or other…
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Touré! Touré! Touré!

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Touré! being Touré!

Touré! Touré! Touré!

http://youtu.be/H0JitAtpzv4
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5/25/2014 at 10:00am
That would be Touré! Neblett, who is being Touré! once again. I can no longer ignore this. Too many readers are posting it on the Tip Line, emailing it to me, tweeting it at me. Here are a couple of the key tweets: You gotta read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic essay about the case for reparations….
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Still hunting for Brussels Jewish Museum shooter (Update – Video of shooting)

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Shooter opened fire and left the scene, shooting four people

Still hunting for Brussels Jewish Museum shooter (Update – Video of shooting)

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5/25/2014 at 8:30am
A shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels left three dead and another severely injured on Saturday. (Update: Fourth person has died.) From CNN: Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, Belgian officials said. A person arrived by…
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Bumper Sticker- Ithaca - You Voted for Obama

Well, at least he said “Thanks”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2014

Well, at least he said “Thanks”

Bumper Sticker- Ithaca - You Voted for Obama
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5/25/2014 at 7:00am
Spotted by the wife at the Home Depot parking lot in Ithaca. The guy said he gets some interesting looks. Really, in Ithaca?
 
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Redistribution masquerading as reparations

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game: Tax and Spend to redistribute wealth. Sounds like the Democratic Party Platform.

Redistribution masquerading as reparations

http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/the-unjust-nature-of-us-racial-caste-system-265110595694
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5/24/2014 at 7:00pm
We previously addressed The dead-end Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ backwards looking road to nowhere: Coates never gives the answer as to who gets what and how. And that’s ultimately the problem with reparations arguments that are not based upon the people causing the harm paying the people directly harmed by specific conduct soon after…
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Charlie Crist Shame on You

Heebie-jeebies for Governor

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Charlie, Charlie, Shame on You, Shame on You

Heebie-jeebies for Governor

Charlie Crist Shame on You
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5/24/2014 at 5:30pm
Is there anyone greasier than Charlie Crist? He may just slide through into a return trip to the Governorship, if recent polling is accurate. I can’t even look at him without getting the heebie-jeebies. From The Shark Tank (h/t @OWillis)
 
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Voxsplaining Opposition to Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Because it can’t be anything other than racism, right?

Voxsplaining Opposition to Obamacare

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5/24/2014 at 3:57pm
Senator Jay Rockefeller’s recent comments about Obamacare and racism have sparked a mini-firestorm of controversy. Luckily, we have Ezra Klein to Voxsplain the situation.. Racists are likelier to oppose health reform when they think about Barack Obama On Wednesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller argued that some of the opposition to Obamacare is motivated by race….
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Panel of Pat Roberts endorsers finds Pat Roberts is Kansas resident

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

The August 5 primary is the last, best hope.

Panel of Pat Roberts endorsers finds Pat Roberts is Kansas resident

http://youtu.be/_BhU8E1w_UM
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5/24/2014 at 1:30pm
One of the big issues in Dr. Milton Wolf’s challenge to Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican Senate primary is that Roberts isn’t a resident of Kansas. Roberts hasn’t lived in Kansas in any meaningful sense for decades. Unless you consider renting a couch being a resident: So Wolf’s campaign supporters filed a…
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Benghazi Pelosi

Guess Who Nancy Pelosi Blames for the VA Scandal

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Rhymes with: Forge Double View Smoosh

Guess Who Nancy Pelosi Blames for the VA Scandal

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5/24/2014 at 11:51am
Nancy Pelosi gave Harry Reid the weekend off from raving about the Koch Brothers but was unable to come up with a new villain to blame for the VA scandal. Old habits die hard. Joel Gehrke of The Washington Examiner… Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal House Minority Leader Nancy…
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LI #31 Covered California

Obamacare wildfires breaking out in California

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Complaints include enrollment confirmation issues, inaccurate provider lists, access to care.

Obamacare wildfires breaking out in California

LI #31 Covered California
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5/24/2014 at 10:06am
Now that I am back to my normal schedule after a week’s worth of blazes in San Diego County, we seem to have another kind of wildfire breaking out in the state. Over the past few months, it looks like nearly 1,500 Californians have complained to state regulators about their Obamacare coverage…
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CI Commencement

Commencement Fail Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Commencement Fail Week at College Insurrection

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5/24/2014 at 8:30am
If nothing else, the Class of 2014 will be remembered for commencement season. “Thanks for Not Disinviting Me” Condoleezza Rice Defended by… The New York Times? Smith College Economics Profs Decry Campus Activists for IMF Director’s Commencement Cancellation Former Princeton President Blasts College Students for Speaker Controversy Harvard joins list of schools giving its commencement speaker…
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Bumper Stickers - Greensboro NC - Liberal and Proud

Dissent is patriotic, sometimes

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2014

Dissent is patriotic, sometimes

Bumper Stickers - Greensboro NC - Liberal and Proud
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5/24/2014 at 7:00am
From Don: I saw this vehicle this afternoon while visiting my Mom at the hospital in Greensboro, NC. The pale yellow bumper sticker reads as follows: Somehow I don’t think the owner would view conservative dissent in quite the same light. It’s also another misattribution, which is common in bumper stickers. That was a…
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Friday Night Links

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

Friday Night Links

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5/23/2014 at 7:00pm
Some links for your Friday evening reading. “Naked guy at White House”… from Mashable, Man Strips Naked at White House Gate, Gets Tackled By Secret Service #MemeFail… from Twitchy, ‘Ugh come on guys’! Dems’ proposed Obama bumper sticker sparks facepalms, Photoshops [pics]; Updated: Dems double down A retreat, for now… from HotAir, IRS backtracks…
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What did the @NRSC know, and when did it know it?

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

We need answers before the June 3 primary, as to who did what and who knew what and when.

What did the @NRSC know, and when did it know it?

http://youtu.be/_NAU1uvQEKA
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5/23/2014 at 4:37pm
If it turns out that the campaign of Chris McDaniel was involved in the taping of Thad Cochran’s wife in a nursing home, then it really doesn’t matter who knew what when. The damage would be, and should be, a game changer. As of this writing, though, the proof either is not…
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LOL OOPS Meme

Report: Thomas Piketty’s numbers are off

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

Hold off on the Nobel Prize until a fact check.

Report: Thomas Piketty’s numbers are off

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5/23/2014 at 2:28pm
Thomas Piketty is the new wonder-boy of redistributionists. The Financial Times reports, however, that his numbers are off, skewing his findings, Piketty findings undercut by errors (h/t Sean Davis): Thomas Piketty’s book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year. Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist…
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