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Uncle Buck

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2013

Uncle Buck

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8/7/2013 at 7:00am
From Amy: It’s been a while since I’ve found a car worth photographing, but I finally spied this one in the parking lot of Costco in Parker, CO. The back window was also filled with patriotic stickers. It renews my faith in humanity to see the occasional conservative car. Sometimes I wonder if there’s anyone…
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Oprah: Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Oprah: Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till

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8/6/2013 at 8:15pm
Of course, the two cases bear no resemblance at so many levels. But Oprah can’t help herself, and debases the memory of Emmett Till by comparing Till’s whistling at a white woman and subsequent beating death to the violence perpetrated by Trayvon Martin upon George Zimmerman who acted in legally justifiable self defense. Oprah thinks…
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Andrew Branca to Continue Blogging at Legal Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Andrew Branca to Continue Blogging at Legal Insurrection

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8/6/2013 at 6:31pm
Hey folks, I just wanted to take a moment to drop a note sharing the news that Professor Jacobson has kindly invited me to continue blogging here at Legal Insurrection, and I have gratefully accepted. Of course, my frequency of posting won’t be at the two-to-three-mega-posts-per-day rate that was sustained during much of…
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Judge Reduces Maximum Potential Sentence for Bradley Manning

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Judge Reduces Maximum Potential Sentence for Bradley Manning

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8/6/2013 at 4:15pm
As the sentencing phase in the court martial of Bradley Manning continues, a military judge has ruled that his maximum possible prison sentence will be reduced to 90 years. From Reuters: A U.S. military judge reduced potential prison time for Private First Class Bradley Manning to 90 years from 136 years on Tuesday…
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Turkish Court Sentences Ex-Military Chief to Life in Prison

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Turkish Court Sentences Ex-Military Chief to Life in Prison

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8/6/2013 at 2:18pm
A former military chief in Turkey was sentenced to life in prison and more than a dozen others received lengthy prison sentences after a court handed down verdicts Monday in a long-standing case that has divided the country. From the New York Times: A Turkish court sentenced dozens of high-ranking military officers, politicians,…
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Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda

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8/6/2013 at 12:07pm
I wish I had put this list together myself. But the credit goes to John Nolte of Breitbart.com on Twitter. [View the story “Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda” on Storify]
 

Jay Carney, Master of Deflection (video)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

Jay Carney, Master of Deflection (video)

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8/6/2013 at 10:50am
It was a refreshing sight to see Monday evening when this video on Erin Burnett’s Out Front program on CNN caught my attention.  What better way to depict the series of seemingly never ending deflections on important questions from White House press secretary Jay Carney than through this mashup of his “I…
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Now Jeff Bezos gets to experience the joy of dealing with unions

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2013

“None of [Amazon.com’s] 90,000 workers are unionized”

Now Jeff Bezos gets to experience the joy of dealing with unions

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8/6/2013 at 9:39am
WaPo, apparently trying to send a message of future independence, has an article today about lobbying by Amazon.com, founded and run by new-WaPo owner Jeff Bezos. Deep down in the article is an interesting point about Amazon.com and unions (emphasis mine): – Amazon’s fight with unions. The New York Times recently reported that Amazon…
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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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