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Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

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8/6/2013 at 8:15am
Excerpts of a report from a December 2010 sanity board hearing of Major Nidal Hasan were released yesterday by the Fort Hood shooter to FOX News. The information, along with other documents recently released to the cable news network at Hasan’s request, may offer a glimpse into his thinking over time. The sanity board…
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“G-d bless Texas and Israel”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

“G-d bless Texas and Israel”

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8/6/2013 at 7:00am
From reader beloved2, while I was traveling in Israel late last month: Hey Professor in Israel; Texas supports Israel, the other lone star state. Our governor is the best kind of Zionist Christian. Spread the word . Snapped this photo at a cemetery. Very nice retired military couple concerned about America’s future, vehicle was the…
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BBC claims Tamerlan Tsarnaev motivated by “right-wing” literature, not radical Islam

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

BBC claims Tamerlan Tsarnaev motivated by “right-wing” literature, not radical Islam

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8/5/2013 at 9:01pm
This seemed inevitable. With all the efforts to tie the Tea Party and “right wing” to violence committed by others, it wouldn’t be long before the Islamic radical Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was tied to “right-wing” causes. With the slenderest of proof, The BBC goes there: One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston…
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WaPo sold to Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

WaPo sold to Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com

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8/5/2013 at 4:54pm
Not a joke. From WaPo, Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos: The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him…
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An End to Politically Motivated #TwitterGulag?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

An End to Politically Motivated #TwitterGulag?

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8/5/2013 at 3:23pm
Over the weekend, we covered the news of Tony Wang, the general manager of Twitter UK, apologizing to women who have experienced abuse on its site, after a female UK lawmaker and several journalists received threats of violence. In the face of very public backlash over the threats, Twitter responded by announcing…
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Explosives implanted inside bodies may be behind current terror alerts

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

Explosives implanted inside bodies may be behind current terror alerts

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8/5/2013 at 1:16pm
Why the sudden and hysterical terror alerts causing shutdown of U.S. Embassies in the Middle East and worldwide concern? This may be the reason, via ABC News: The senior U.S. official said there is concern about devices that could be implanted inside the body of a terrorist. “We are concerned about surgically implanted devices,”…
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RNC to NBC – Dump the Hillary promo or no 2016 debate for you (Update – CNN too)

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

RNC to NBC – Dump the Hillary promo or no 2016 debate for you (Update – CNN too)

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8/5/2013 at 11:58am
NBC is preparing a Hillary Mini-Series. While we don’t know the content, it’s predicted that it will be favorable to her. The RNC is protesting, sending a letter (embedded below) to NBC threatening no cooperation with NBC as to 2016 presidential debates: I’m writing to you to express my deep disappointment in your company’s…
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Rouhani Roulette

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 08/05/2013

Rouhani Roulette

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8/5/2013 at 10:00am
The official translation was wrong On Friday, the soon to be inaugurated President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was reported to have made some very un-moderate comments about Israel. But then it turned out that the comments were not as bad as advertised. Here are some tweets from Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran Bureau Chief…
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Obama New Normal

Branco Cartoon – Not So Empty Nest Syndrome

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Not So Empty Nest Syndrome

Obama New Normal
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8/5/2013 at 8:30am
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This ain’t your Grandhippie’s Ithaca

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2013

This ain’t your Grandhippie’s Ithaca

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8/5/2013 at 7:00am
If I had not received this from a highly reliable source, I never would have believed this was seen in Ithaca. From someone whose identity is being held so secret I had to black out his reflection on the chrome trim, came this photo and note: I enviously enjoyed your posts from Israel. This car…
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Is Washington DC the new Hollywood?

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

What we are experiencing is celebrity politics. Much as Hollywood is, DC has become a land of illusions.

Is Washington DC the new Hollywood?

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8/4/2013 at 6:56pm
I really want to be encouraged about 2016 after reading Jonah Goldberg’s latest. But I fear that we live in a make believe world that may undercut Goldberg’s assumption. In the Hillary Fascination, Jonah Goldberg argues that the Republicans ought not worry about Hillary Clinton in 2016. The simple fact, by my lights…
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Egyptian Belly Dancer to Obama: “we are the Alpha”

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

We aren’t the strong horse, or even the strong dancer.

Egyptian Belly Dancer to Obama: “we are the Alpha”

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8/4/2013 at 4:49pm
This is not good. A well-known Egyptian belly dancer has prepared a video taunting Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Jerusalem Post reports: Egyptian anti-Obama video goes viral, blames him for siding with Muslim Brotherhood …. An example of the vitriol in the country can be seen in a new video clip featuring a…
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“Decimated” al-Qaeda causes U.S. to shut embassies and go on high alert

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

“Decimated” al-Qaeda causes U.S. to shut embassies and go on high alert

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8/4/2013 at 1:28pm
The Department of State issued a travel alert Friday, warning of al Qaeda and affiliated organizations planning potential terrorist attacks “particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula” between now and the end of August.  It ordered at least 21 embassies…
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Mostly White Male Bloomberg News: “House Republicans Set to Defy Obama Are Mostly White Men”

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

White male reporter at news org named after white man and run mostly by white men notices white male Republicans.

Mostly White Male Bloomberg News: “House Republicans Set to Defy Obama Are Mostly White Men”

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8/4/2013 at 11:30am
We have noted in the past how many mostly white liberal organizations obsess over Republicans being mostly white: I would never be so insulting as to accuse the NY Times of tokenism I could not accuse Salon.com of tokenism, even if I wanted to. I would never be so insulting as to accuse the…
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When do polygamists get to come out of the shadows?

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

When do polygamists get to come out of the shadows?

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8/4/2013 at 9:07am
Bringing people “out of the shadows” is the newest greatest. So what about polygamists? We’ve addressed this issue before, in a call for intellectual honesty: Polygamy – another love that now dares speak its name again “Polygamy would have to be permitted” Polyamory – at least be honest about it On what rational basis does NY State…
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The 1%

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2013

The 1%

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8/4/2013 at 7:00am
Occupied by a Prius. Spotted in the IKEA parking lot in Tampa, Florida:
 

“Brown bag” controversy reveals chink in the armor of language police

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

“Brown bag” controversy reveals chink in the armor of language police

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8/3/2013 at 7:31pm
I tend to make light of the language police when it comes to the Saturday Night Card Game, but it’s actually a very serious subject. The incessant attempt to turn race-neutral phrases into racial testing grounds is part of a larger political war in which race agitators seek to turn everything into a…
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