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Ready to unload

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Ready to unload

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3/15/2013 at 2:09pm
I should have gone away these few days of the CPAC conference in a deep sea diving bell.  CPAC has been a disappointing spectacle to watch from afar, in more than one way. I can’t tell you what it’s done for others, but for me it’s been a real downer, notwithstanding a few good speeches.  I…
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Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker)

Posted by  ▪  March 15, 2013

Politico’s latest cheap shot at Sarah Palin

Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker)

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3/15/2013 at 12:54pm
I’m not sure that this is the worst we’ve seen from Politico, but it’s right up there with Politico’s Cheapest Shot Yet from August 2011. From Maggie Haberman at Politico covering CPAC, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’? In January 2009, Sarah Palin had the world on a string. A potential Republican presidential…
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Offended is not an answer, except that it almost always is

Posted by  ▪  March 15, 2013

Offended is not an answer, except that it almost always is

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3/15/2013 at 10:22am
Ann Coulter makes that point about DiFi’s response to Ted Cruz, which we featured yesterday. I agree in theory, because Offended should not be an acceptable answer. But, Offended is accepted as an answer virtually everywhere, particularly on campuses, unless the person offended is a religious Christian, in which case Offended…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/15/2013

Posted by  ▪  March 15, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/15/2013

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3/15/2013 at 9:02am
1) Why is this debate a virtue? Yesterday, I wrote about Joseph Levine’s outrageous article at the New York Times arguing that Israel is not a legitimate secular democratic state. At the Daily Beast, Ralph Seliger writes: I think it’s odd that we should still be arguing the rights and wrongs of “Zionism” nearly…
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Explanation … because it’s still Massachusetts

Posted by  ▪  March 15, 2013

Explanation … because it’s still Massachusetts

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3/15/2013 at 7:00am
A bit of an odd combination. Alternative post title: Gun-lover Still Loves Gun-grabber Because It’s Still Massachusetts. Sent to me via Twitter by Jack Gately, who took this photo of a door in Boston. Be sure to check out Jack’s blog, GatelyWire.com, for Massachusetts political news. @leginsurrection I saw this yesterday….
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Hundreds of CPAC Attendees #StandWithRand

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

Hundreds of CPAC Attendees #StandWithRand

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3/14/2013 at 6:30pm
At College Insurrection we reported that, in honor of Rand Paul’s historic filibuster, the head of the Hillsdale College Republicans wanted CPAC attendees standing during the senator’s convention speech. It looks like Ryan Bolyard got his wish, as hundred of students chose to #StandWithRand. Josiah Ryan contributed a report for Campus Reform that…
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The “reality-based community” meets Fiscal Reality on entitlements

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

So tell me again, which party is being ripped apart by internal divisions?

The “reality-based community” meets Fiscal Reality on entitlements

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3/14/2013 at 4:30pm
For all the talk of Republicans at each other’s throats and the party facing some existential cliff, the Democrats have an even bigger problem: Fiscal Reality. The reality is that our current path is not sustainable, and entitlements are eating everyone’s free lunch. Hence, Obama is signaling he may give a little (just a…
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Three years ago today — Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

Three years ago today — Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto

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3/14/2013 at 3:08pm
Today is the third anniversary of the death of Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto in Afghanistan, as noted here before: Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto Promises a Marine Widow Cannot Bear to Hear Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, Remembered Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, March 14, 2010 His wife’s original blog post, I Will Always Be A Marine Wife, is worth…
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Ted Cruz versus DiFi on 2nd Amendment

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

Ted Cruz versus DiFi on 2nd Amendment

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3/14/2013 at 2:00pm
Via Mediaite: On Thursday, during a committee hearing in the U.S. Senate on gun control legislation, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) engaged in a heated exchange over the constitutionality of her support for stricter gun control laws. In posing a question regarding the constitutionality of new gun laws,…
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It’s always around this time when I start to think, maybe I should have gone …

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

It’s always around this time when I start to think, maybe I should have gone …

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3/14/2013 at 12:30pm
to CPAC, or whatever the conference happens to be. Of course, if I went I might have been chased down the hallway by gaggles of college kids seeking to get their photos taken with me, either that, or I would have stood alone in a corner hoping it would be over soon…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/14/2013

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/14/2013

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3/14/2013 at 11:00am
The Ranting of Levine Last week the New York Times published an essay by a philosophy professor, James Levine On Questioning the Jewish State. I won’t quote from the essay, but here are some of the responses. Elder of Ziyon argues: In fact, if you follow his bizarre logic, while “of course Jews h…
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Repeat after me again and again: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

Repeat after me again and again: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”

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3/14/2013 at 9:55am
I just saw a movie review in The Washington Post from last fall regarding Hating Breitbart. I haven’t seen the film (but Anne did, her review is here), so I can’t comment on the review itself, although it does bear an unmistakably snide tone to it, as expected. But one part  jumped out at me: A Breitbart-posted…
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Say what you will about @BuzzfeedPol, they’ve got me pegged

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Say what you will about @BuzzfeedPol, they’ve got me pegged

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3/14/2013 at 8:39am
And they have a very well done post, luring the likes of me into their lair: What Kind Of Conservative Are You? This scientific quiz is the only way to be sure. Just in time for CPAC! Okay, I took the quiz, and this was the result:
 

TRITE

Posted by  ▪  March 14, 2013

TRITE

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3/14/2013 at 7:00am
From Nick: A little diversity for ya professor… Found on 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
 
Sweet Ruling 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Justice Served

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Justice Served

Sweet Ruling 590 LI
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3/13/2013 at 7:32pm
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Patriot PAC’s Operation Black Storm endorses Paul McKinley in #IL02

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2013

Prior endorsements included Ted Cruz, Allen West, Mia Love, and Tim Scott

Patriot PAC’s Operation Black Storm endorses Paul McKinley in #IL02

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3/13/2013 at 5:59pm
Paul McKinley, the Republican running in the special election to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., has been endorsed by Operation Black Storm, an initiative of Patriot PAC, that recognizes “highly qualified conservative candidates.” McKinley joins fellow Operation Black Storm candidates Ted Cruz, Allen West, Mia Love, Tim Scott, and others. McKinley’s reaction: Frederick Douglass once said,…
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Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis – Updated

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2013

Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis – Updated

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3/13/2013 at 3:47pm
I came back from an appointment to find that white smoke was wafting from the Vatican Chimney. From the Globe and Mail: Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be known as Francis. At 7:07 p.m., local time, white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel, signalling that a new pope had been elected after only…
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