Legal Insurrection
College Insurrection
All Posts (Page 546)

Did your poodle also vote for Obama-Biden?

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2011
Thanks to reader Joseph from Jacksonville, who spotted this vehicle in Alameda, California, while on vacation this summer: (Some background on the Texas Oil sticker in a prior post.)
 

Presidential Jeopardy gone wild

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
I know exactly where Sen. Jim DeMint is coming from,  Obama speech to Congress ‘going to be hard for me to watch’: “Frankly I am so tired of his speeches, it’s going to be hard for me to watch,” said DeMint on CNN’s State of the Union. “We need a plan in…
Read More...
 

The Chicago Way – Are Democratic Party Operatives Behind Israel’s Anti-Government Protests?

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
A major Israeli newspaper says yes.  According to an investigative report by Maariv’s Kalman Libeskind, Democratic operative and pollster Stanley Greenberg, who, along with James Carville, Bob Shrum, and others, was part of a team sent by Bill Clinton to drive Netanyahu from office in 1999, is again trying to influence…
Read More...
 

The core of the Tea Party movement

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
I don’t have much time to “analyze” Palin’s speech in Indianola (text here), Iowa and what it all means in terms of the political landscape. But what jumped out at me is that she expressed one of the core principles of the Tea Party movement, that corporate interests are not necessarily our interests: Now to be fair,…
Read More...
 

He always was the “candidate of fear”

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
Toby Harndon in The Telegraph writes that Barack Obama, 2008 man of hope and change, becomes 2012 candidate of fear and status quo: [Blaming the Tea Party for the dispute over Obama's appearance before Congress] fits with the campaign strategy Obama appears to have decided on – portray Republican leaders as prisoners of…
Read More...
 

The only Obama recovery so far

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Linda from Tennessee, who writes: just downloaded photos from my old Blackberry (got an iPhone in March) and found this photo
 

Saturday Night Card Game (A single, cohesive theory)

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Seemingly disconnected events have come together this week to form a single, cohesive theory which explains the behavior which is the subject of the Saturday Night Card Game. First, the evidence: Exhibit A: Rates of mental illnesses including depression and…
Read More...
 

Presidential disrespect went around and now comes around

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
G.O.P. vs. Obama: Disrespect or Just Politics? That is the deeply probing question asked by The NY Times with regard to G.O.P. opposition to Obama. There was no such question when it came to Democratic treatment of George W. Bush, it was pure disrespect. Please dig deep into the history books and show me…
Read More...
 

Palin in Indianola

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
Consider this an “open” thread. Because of travel, it’s unlikely I’ll get to watch the speech live.  It’s scheduled for about 1 p.m. Central. The latest conventional wisdom is that there will be no presidential announcement or announcement that she’s not running.  Rather, the speech will be a “full throttled” defense of the…
Read More...
 

Workers giving up hope keeps Obama’s reelection hopes alive

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
I have posted before about how the shrinking workforce tends to mask just how bad unemployment really is because people who have given up hope and stopped looking are not counted in the most widely cited calculation. So the news yesterday that the unemployment rate held steady at 9.1% with zero net…
Read More...
 

They still don’t respect you

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
I guess the driver of this vehicle didn’t hear what John Conyers had to say about West Virginia. Thanks to reader Marisa for this photo taken just outside Raleigh, NC:
 

Teapot Solyndra

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
Painful to watch. No one could have seen this coming. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Can you say “Teapot Dome”?
 

Will League of Women Voters now run anti-Obama ads featuring sick children?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
Via The Hill: The White House announced Friday that it is shelving a major planned Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would have tightened smog standards, dealing a huge blow to environmentalists that had pushed the Obama administration to resist industry pressure to abandon the regulation. In a statement, President Obama said that the…
Read More...
 

WI Sup Ct Justice Ann Walsh Bradley stands accused

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
… of hitting fellow Justice Michael Gableman: State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is sticking by his story that Justice Ann Walsh Bradley hit him on the back of the head, but said Thursday it happened a year later than he originally claimed. Bradley said in a strongly worded denial Thursday that she…
Read More...
 

Feds to clean up Valerie Jarrett’s mess

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
John Ruberry has the details: Valerie Jarrett, a close friend of the Barack and Michelle Obama is the former CEO of Habitat Company, which managed Grove Parc, a federally subsidized apartment complex on Chicago’s South Side that can be accurately described as a slum. Jarrett is now a senior adviser to the…
Read More...
 

Zero, zilch, nada (added: nil)

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
That’s how many net new jobs were created last month in newly released unemployment numbers: The Labor Department says total payrolls were unchanged in August, weakest report in almost a year. It’s the first time since February 1945 that the government has reported a net job change of zero. The unemployment r…
Read More...
 

Turkey can’t handle the truth

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
I posted yesterday about a U.N. report finding that Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza is legal under international law, that Israel had a right to board and search the vessels in the May 2010 Gaza flottila (organized by a Turkish Islamist group), and that the Israelis faced organized violence when…
Read More...