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That shining bumper sticker upon a hill

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
After a week of A Rising Tide angry bumper stickers, it’s nice to get back to basics. Sent by reader Carol, who writes: Seen in Danbury CT – looked brand new! Go back and listen to his farewell speech, not only for his words of hope about that shining city upon a hill but…
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It is 11:09pm, and Rick Perry needs to run not walk away

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
I guess I don’t understand the world of big time bloggers and CNN commentators who support presidential candidates. I thought that if you support a candidate, you don’t go out of your way to turn people against your candidate. But what do I know? I’ll give Rick Perry some unsolicited advice, similar to what…
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If Chris Christie were a People of Anything Else

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. So why is this a problem for Chris Christie?  Because he is not in a liberally protected class: “Liberals, who embrace diversity of all other kinds — who demand quotas for transgender kindergarten teachers in public schools — these selfsame liberals have the unmitigated gall…
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Erick Erickson is going to have to make a better case for Gov. Perry than this

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Perry’s high profile supporters do him no favors by acting like children.  (h/t reader Charles)
 

Buffet(t) Rules we all can agree upon

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
As Kathleen posted earlier, Warren Buffett is backing away from the so-called Buffett Rule, which apparently is not so much a Rule as a stream of consciousness sprinkled with thoughts and afterthoughts. The best thing about the Buffett Rule Non-Rule What Are You Talking About, is that Think Progress is spinning like…
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Christie waiting on Palin?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
According to Juan Williams, Christie only will get in if it looks like Palin is getting in, setting himself up as the anti-Palin, since she would be unstoppable against the current field: What will it take to get Chris  Christie to say yes and run for the GOP nomination? Come on down –…
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That awkward moment

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
when the rule named after you isn’t what you want: Warren Buffett backs out of Obama’s Buffett Rule on CNBC. 
 

Bad facts make bad law, Anwar al-Awlaki edition

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
From David Dayen at Firedoglake: We’ll hear this was necessary because of Awlaki’s operational role, and his part played in the Fort Hood massacre and the Christmas Day bombing attempt.  In reality, many experts saw Awlaki as a public figurehead, a man who could speak in front of a video camera and…
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U-Wisc Prof May Not Have Aimed To Misbehave, But Is Busted By PC Police Anyway

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
As Instapundit said, it’s  Brownshirts vs. Browncoats, as a University of Wisconsin professor displays a poster of an unapproved rebellious figure. ‘Firefly’ and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges on University of Wisconsin Campus MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the “threat assessment team,” and threatened with…
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UC Berkeley LGBT Activists Seem Disappointed AA Bake Sale Did Not Discriminate Against Them

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Zombie (via NiceDeb) reports that some in the Berkeley LGBT community were offended that the bake sale did not target them (Of course, they wouldn’t be getting preferences under the proposed legislation anyway, so it would be quite odd if anything about the bake sale did have anything to do with…
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A rising tide week (El Paso)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Seen on a GMC Yukon XL, from reader Danelle, who commented: And El Paso is a Blue County! It’s a little fuzzy, but there are some good ones:
 

Dodd-Frank should have made everything free, including lunch

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
The government should have just taken over the banking sector, so we could avoid things like this, The End Of Free Checking? On Sat., Oct. 1, new regulations from the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul go into effect on debit cards. Specifically, they impose price controls on “interchange fees,” the fees that banks and…
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Anti-Obama Protest Sign Shark Jumped

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
This could not wait for a bumper sticker post, and anyway, no bumper stickers were involved, Anti-Obama sign in Uptown neighborhood draws controversy (h/t reader Leland): NEW ORLEANS — There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown neighborhood. On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets,…
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Farewell to the BlogProf

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
Another excellent conservative blog is lost. I’ve read and linked to the Blog Prof pretty much since I started Legal Insurrection.  In fact, we started our blogs around the same time, and we even picked a similar Blogger template and color scheme (for those of you who remember the old LI). We…
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Rumor has it

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
Chavez is on his deathbed. (But, of course, the state is in denial.) I don’t care much at all for Francis Fukuyama, but his 2006 write-up on Chávez’s ascent in WaPo was pretty good. Or, at least, clear: Latin America has indeed witnessed a turn to this postmodern left in some countries… Venezuela…
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Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
Fox News Reports: An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution as early as Wednesday after his sentence was upheld by an Iranian court. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who maintains he has never been a Muslim as an adult, has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in…
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Redefining Mayoral Roles

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases — a discussion that included diet and eating habits – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option.” Bloomberg is a fascist, but we’ve known that for years. He also might…
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