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West Side Story Somewhere

There’s a place (in the blogosphere) for us, somewhere a place for us

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

There’s a place (in the blogosphere) for us, somewhere a place for us

West Side Story Somewhere
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12/13/2013 at 4:48pm
The big are getting bigger, and better. Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy was sold to Salem Communications, which owns Hot Air and Townhall.  Congratulations Michelle for a briliant idea, brilliantly executed. Now, according to Buzzfeed, Salem also will be acquiring Eagle Publishing, which owns Red State and Human Events: Salem Communications, the Christian radio conglomerate and owners of…
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Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz Rally

Sarah Palin moves to dismiss copyright suit over Ground Zero Firefighter photo

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

Argues use in Facebook post commemorating 9/11 was non-commercial “fair use.”

Sarah Palin moves to dismiss copyright suit over Ground Zero Firefighter photo

Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz Rally
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12/13/2013 at 3:10pm
We previously have written about the copyright suit by North Jersey Media Group, Inc. (NJMG) against Sarah Palin and SarahPAC based on a Facebook note by Palin commemorating the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001: Palin firefighter copyright lawsuit Complaint — no proof of “fundraising” off photo Amended Complaint…
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PolitiFact declares Obama’s ‘you can keep your plan’ pledge ‘lie of the year’

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

PolitiFact declares Obama’s ‘you can keep your plan’ pledge ‘lie of the year’

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12/13/2013 at 1:35pm
President Obama’s “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise was yesterday declared the “lie of the year” by Politifact. It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system. “If you…
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Capture of Lee Rigby murderer Michael Adebowale

2nd Murderer of Lee Rigby offers no evidence in defense

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

2nd Murderer of Lee Rigby offers no evidence in defense

Capture of Lee Rigby murderer Michael Adebowale
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12/13/2013 at 10:30am
The murder trial of two Islamic radicals who hacked British soldier Lee Rigby to death on the street continues. We noted how the murderer pictured in so many of the newpaper covers holding a bloody machete argued in his defense that he was a “soldier of Allah” and that he w…
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Charlie Rose interview Lawrence Summers Screen Shot ASA boycott

Lawrence Summers: Academic boycott of Israel is “anti-Semitism in effect”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

Calls on universities to shun American Studies Association if enters into academic boycott of Israel.

Lawrence Summers: Academic boycott of Israel is “anti-Semitism in effect”

Charlie Rose interview Lawrence Summers Screen Shot ASA boycott
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12/13/2013 at 8:49am
Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard University, has commented on the proposed resolution by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic organizations.  The membership voting on the anti-Israel boycott resolution concludes on December 15. For background on the proposed academic boycott and those anti-Israeli “academics” who worked for years on the…
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Bloomberg’s anti-gun money fails to get results in Congress

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2013

Bloomberg’s anti-gun money fails to get results in Congress

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12/13/2013 at 7:00am
According to the left-leaning Sunlight Foundation, “Thanks in part to outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, gun control groups could match or outspend gun rights forces in 2013 electoral contests, and are heading into 2014 with formidable campaign war chests.” It was Bloomberg, via his “Mayors against Illegal Guns,” who has injected millions…
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Canon City child Hunter Yelton

Hunter Yelton case: Girl’s mother says conduct “IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT”

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

If roles were reversed, and little girl kissed a little boy, would school district have reacted with “sexual harassment” charges?

Hunter Yelton case: Girl’s mother says conduct “IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT”

Canon City child Hunter Yelton
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12/12/2013 at 7:30pm
We reported on the 6-year old boy who was suspended for “sexual harassment” for kissing a girl in class on the hand and cheek. The school has since downgraded the charge, and dropped the “sexual harassment” claim. That always was a ludicrous charge given the age of the students involved, and likely…
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House Vote Budget 12-12-2013

House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

House Vote Budget 12-12-2013
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12/12/2013 at 6:06pm
The House is expected to vote soon on the budget deal. You can watch live on C-SPAN. We’ll update this post accordingly. UPDATE:  Budget deal was approved.  Final vote on Ryan/Murray Budget in House: 332 Yes, 94 No (Rs 169 yes – 62 no; Ds 163 yes – 32 no) Final vote results here. (Note:…
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Threat or joke? Man arrested over tweet to FL news anchor

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Threat or joke? Man arrested over tweet to FL news anchor

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12/12/2013 at 4:28pm
A tweet to a local TV news anchor in Florida from a man who says it was intended as a joke has landed that man in hot water with the law. From the Palm Beach Post: A tweet to a local television news anchor landed a Lake Worth man in the Palm Beach…
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Good people opposing academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Mob rule now determines academic freedom.

Good people opposing academic boycott of Israel

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12/12/2013 at 2:26pm
I don’t know what the outcome will be regarding the proposal by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions.  The membership voting ends December 15. While the proposal took pro-Israel and/or pro-Academic Freedom academics by surprise, it was years in the making by devoted the BDS activists who now run…
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Al Qaeda is On the Run … to Everywhere

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/12/2013 – The Al Qaeda Surge

Al Qaeda is On the Run … to Everywhere

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12/12/2013 at 12:30pm
One of President Obama’s pitches for re-election was “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” Or as the President said, slightly more elaborately, in a speech shortly before his re-election: Remember, in 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great…
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Israeli Bedouin City of Rahat 2012 (credit Wikimedia Common, Romayan)

Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped

Israeli Bedouin City of Rahat 2012 (credit Wikimedia Common, Romayan)
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12/12/2013 at 11:14am
We have written extensively about the so-called Prawer-Begin Plan to redevelop Bedouin communities in the Negev desert. (added) The Plan never was official Israeli policy. It simply was a bill advancing through the Knesset but never fully approved and never law. The Plan would have included relocating about 15% of the Bedouin population…
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Paul Ryan Hannity Budget Deal 12-11-2013

The nation is burning down with debt, and Republicans are hanging Christmas budget decorations on the front porch

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

The BUDGET (ALL CAPS added)

The nation is burning down with debt, and Republicans are hanging Christmas budget decorations on the front porch

Paul Ryan Hannity Budget Deal 12-11-2013
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12/12/2013 at 9:11am
I should have been more all over the budget deal reached between Paul Ryan and What’s-Her-Name-From-Way-Over-There. I’ve been trying to understand both the details and the big picture. One thing I have noticed is that the mainstream media is loving it, REPUBLICAN SCHOOLYARD FIGHT! (Today’s ALL CAPS courtesy of Jim Geraghty.) From Rick…
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Obama Selfie

Branco Cartoon – Self Stimulation

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Self Stimulation

Obama Selfie
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12/12/2013 at 7:00am
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Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You

Who is paying me?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Who is paying me?

Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You
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12/11/2013 at 10:39pm
I had a conversation on Twitter today with Professor Claire Potter, the subject of the post Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom. Potter first forcefully and repeatedly opposed the academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions proposed by the American Studies Association because it violated principles of academic…
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(George Zimmerman with his attorneys at November 19, 2013 bond hearing)

Prosecutors to drop Zimmerman domestic violence charges

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

Prosecutors to drop Zimmerman domestic violence charges

(George Zimmerman with his attorneys at November 19, 2013 bond hearing)
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12/11/2013 at 4:51pm
Just days ago we reported that George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wanted to drop charges and filed a court affidavit denying that any crime was committed. Prosecutors just announced that the State will drop charges.  Zimmerman’s ankle monitor was removed and he is a completely free man now. Via AP: Prosecutors say they will not file domestic…
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Mary Landrieu 2009 Vote for Obamacare

Mary Landrieu is an innocent victim of Obama’s unkept promises

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2013

The Louisiana Purchaser has a reelection problem.

Mary Landrieu is an innocent victim of Obama’s unkept promises

Mary Landrieu 2009 Vote for Obamacare
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12/11/2013 at 4:45pm
Mary Landreiu is inextricably tied to the passage of Obamacare. The most recent Louisiana Purchase was not about land, it was about securing Landreiu’s vote. She also voted against fixes proposed by Republicans to prevent people from losing their plans. The problem for Landrieu and all other Democrats up for…
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