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Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

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8/3/2012 at 12:13pm
Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups. At the time I examined Carbonite’s SEC filings, and how Carbonite had built…
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Another bad unemployment report

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Another bad unemployment report

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8/3/2012 at 9:16am
Via The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. unemployment rate was rose to 8.3% in July and a broader measure ticked up to 15%, even as the economy added 163,000 jobs. Why the increase? The key reason is because the two numbers come from separate reports. The number of jobs added — the 163,000…
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Some dare call it looting

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Some dare call it looting

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8/3/2012 at 7:00am
We’ve seen plenty of plays on the “O” in words, but this bumper sticker is a double. From commenter martywd, a footnoted email: Today, when leaving our Public Library situated in a ‘burb just north of the *Bluest City in Texas I saw this pickup just screaming for some Le▪gal In▪sur▪rec▪tion. *Austin (Even I knew…
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Tea Party on

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

Tea Party on

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8/2/2012 at 10:39pm
From A.F. Branco (reprinted with permission):
 

Why I’m not cheering the termination of Vante’s CFO for his anti-Chick-fil-A political stunt

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

Why I’m not cheering the termination of Vante’s CFO for his anti-Chick-fil-A political stunt

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8/2/2012 at 6:32pm
A number of readers have alerted me to this video, which originally was posted on YouTube by Adam Smith, the Chief Financial Officer of medical products maker Vante (via Gateway Pundit): Why pick on a drive-through window clerk?  The video seemed to capture in minutes the entire bullying methodology of the left. Needless to say, the reaction…
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The Congressional Wealth Gap

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

The Congressional Wealth Gap

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8/2/2012 at 2:13pm
Ballotpedia has compiled data on the average net worth of our elected officials for the years 2004 to 2010. As the average net worth of Congress has increased since 2004, and held about even from 2007 to 2010, the average American family net worth dropped 40 percent from 2007…
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Rubio proposes Olympic medal tax break

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

Rubio proposes Olympic medal tax break

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8/2/2012 at 11:35am
It’s been met with praise, and skepticism. (Via Yahoo!News) “Athletes representing our nation overseas in the Olympics shouldn’t have to worry about an extra tax bill waiting for them back home,” Rubio said in a statement. “We can all agree that these Olympians who dedicate their lives to athletic excellence should not…
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“We haven’t forgotten Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, and neither have a lot of other people”

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

“We haven’t forgotten Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, and neither have a lot of other people”

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8/2/2012 at 10:00am
Elizabeth Warren figures her false claim of Cherokee ancestry and heritage will go away. She has raised tens of millions of dollars from Hollywood stars and the progressive movement, she’s tied in the polls, and she just was booked to give the warm up speech for Bill Clinton at the Democratic…
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One if by MSNBC, Two if by NY Times

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

One if by MSNBC, Two if by NY Times

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8/2/2012 at 8:45am
Reader Charles writes: It’s been something of a good week for conservatives, hasn’t it? Ted Cruz’s victory on Milton Friedman’s birthday seems to take the cake, as it were, as did Romney’s overseas trip and Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love. It’s at that last event in Arlington, Texas where I found a car plastered with the right…
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Map of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day across America

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2012

Map of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day across America

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8/2/2012 at 6:52am
Over the past 24 hours, we have been compiling Legal Insurrection and others’ Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day pics from across the country and plotting them on a map by location. Click on a placeholder to see the pictures taken at that spot; zoom and pan across the country to find others. …
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Conservatives – good at buycotts, bad at boycotts

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Conservatives – good at buycotts, bad at boycotts

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8/1/2012 at 7:30pm
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has proven something I’ve noticed before. Conservatives are very good at buycotts, but very bad at boycotts. There have been attempts by some conservative and religious groups to boycott various businesses over political issues. But I can’t think of one, at least not recently, that has caught on. Or that has…
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Legal Insurrection readers’ Chick-fil-A photos

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Legal Insurrection readers’ Chick-fil-A photos

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8/1/2012 at 4:33pm
We’ve been compiling Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photos here and on our google map (click to see the map here).   Bill, Brentwood, TN   Bill, Franklin, TN John, Schaumburg, IL, (video) From Mama AJ, Bossier City, LA:
 

Chicagoans hungry to flip the bird to Rahm, nicely

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Chicagoans hungry to flip the bird to Rahm, nicely

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8/1/2012 at 2:30pm
Some of you asked just what the scene’s like on Chick-fil-A appreciation day in Chicago, home to #ChicagoValues, and the city at the heart of the controversy over Chick-fil-A after our mayor congratulated an alderman in shutting the company out of opening a second location within the city limits. The line at…
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Ted Cruz victory speech

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Ted Cruz victory speech

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8/1/2012 at 1:51pm
Here is Ted Cruz’s victory speech last night in its entirety.
 

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: more satisfying than voting?

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: more satisfying than voting?

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8/1/2012 at 11:42am
Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, where supporters of the restaurant chain use their dollars to eat at the restaurant and show appreciation for the company whose CEO has come under fire for expressing his views on traditional marriage. The event was suggested by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee: I ask you to…
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Despite huge funds, Mike McIntyre (D-NC7) can’t shake challenger

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

Despite huge funds, Mike McIntyre (D-NC7) can’t shake challenger

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8/1/2012 at 10:30am
As election day nears, Operation Counterweight continues. Today the spotlight is on the race between incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger David Rouzer for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. McIntyre has been called one of the most vulnerable House Democrats of this election cycle. A new poll offers a glimpse into…
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New video testimonial series: “I’m A Proud Native American, And Elizabeth Warren Does Not Represent Me”

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2012

New video testimonial series: “I’m A Proud Native American, And Elizabeth Warren Does Not Represent Me”

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8/1/2012 at 9:06am
The group Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren is now being joined by non-Cherokee Native Americans in a series of video testimonials with the theme “I’m A Proud Native American, And Elizabeth Warren Does Not Represent Me.” The post announcing the new series states: Natives United Against Warren has now joined Cherokees Demand…
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