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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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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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The most important space in journalism

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

In. Their. Faces.

The most important space in journalism

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5/23/2014 at 1:32pm
The large wall across the street from the NY Times headquarters. It’s CAMERA ready. Get a load of the new sign being posted outside the @NYTimes newsroom pic.twitter.com/PkubYM1mFC— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) May 23, 2014
 
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Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

2nd grade boy investigated for drawing gun for class project as to what students saw in the clouds

Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity

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5/23/2014 at 11:08am
Here we go again. Add this to the very long list of zero tolerance insanity: 13-year old boy suspended for twirling pencil in “gun motion” manner Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun 10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners 12-year old RI student…
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LI #30

You know who else wants reparations? The Chinese

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

You know who else wants reparations? The Chinese

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5/23/2014 at 9:09am
Professor Jacobson just reported that a ponderous tome explaining why black Americans are entitled to reparations has just been published. In other news, hundreds of Chinese families are suing Japan for compensation related to World War II enforced labor. As relations between China and Japan plumb a new low, the descendants…
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Bumper Sticker - Yonkers - Nixon

That was then, this is now

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2014

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

That was then, this is now

Bumper Sticker - Yonkers - Nixon
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5/23/2014 at 7:30am
From John: Nixon and Obama on the same bumper. In front of a Barnes & Noble in Yonkers, NY. That was then: This is now:
 
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If you know a DePaul student, read this

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

Anti-Israel all-campus student divestment vote ends Friday, May 23, help turn out the vote. (Update 5/23 4 p.m. Eastern: Divestment Resolution passes 1575-1333)

If you know a DePaul student, read this

http://youtu.be/mZWi_Sd38pc?t=48s
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5/22/2014 at 8:33pm
If you know any student at DePaul — undergraduate or graduate — you need to get them to vote against the anti-Israel divestment referendum. Unlike other divestment resolutions, this is put to a full student body vote, not just the student government. The vote is expected to be close. Every…
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The dead-end Case for Reparations

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ backwards looking road to nowhere.

The dead-end Case for Reparations

https://vimeo.com/96085302
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5/22/2014 at 5:55pm
The 15,000+ word essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic, 
 
Cochran campaign Had Enought ad screen shots partial

More arrests in photographing of Thad Cochran’s wife in nursing home (Update: DA says McDaniel campaign not involved)

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

Political presumption of guilt works in Thad Cochran’s favor with fast approaching June 3 primary.

More arrests in photographing of Thad Cochran’s wife in nursing home (Update: DA says McDaniel campaign not involved)

Cochran campaign Had Enought ad screen shots partial
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5/22/2014 at 4:13pm
Supporters of Thad Cochran, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have all but convicted the campaign of Chris McDaniel in the possibly illegal — but definitely disgusting — photographing of Cochran’s wife in a nursing home. Screenshots of Thad Cochran “Had Enough?” ad that ran today in Jackson: #mssen #mspol pic.twitter.com/qKX7fEAToZ— Greg…
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Dear Jay Rockefeller, please speed up your retirement

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2014

And take your race card with you.

Dear Jay Rockefeller, please speed up your retirement

http://youtu.be/lFij4bX-IHQ
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5/22/2014 at 1:51pm
He’s retiring. I wish he would speed it up.