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Poking them in the eye

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2013

Poking them in the eye

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10/9/2013 at 7:00am
This group of Tea Party supporters in Ithaca decided to carry signs outside Republican Tom Reed’s office, which must have felt like a poke in the eye to most Ithacans. Hey, poking Ithaca in the eye is my job! Ed writes: A couple of pictures of the Ithaca Tea Party’s rally outside Congressman Reed’s office…
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Future of Journalism

Still city versus country

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Still city versus country

Future of Journalism
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10/8/2013 at 9:21pm
A few related thoughts. First: https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/387344493512372224 Second: Watch MSNBC all day long and keep in mind that, for the vast majority of the reporters covering politics in Washington, MSNBC is the Gospel Truth. Realize that the ambitious younger journalists in the White House press corps dream of the day when they’ll have their own regular…
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Obamacare Insurance Exchange Application Process

We’re from Obamacare, and we’re here to help

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Obamacare website problems part lack of planning, part Obamacare itself.

We’re from Obamacare, and we’re here to help

Obamacare Insurance Exchange Application Process
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10/8/2013 at 6:35pm
One week into its launch, the Obamacare website continues to struggle with glitches, even after some weekend downtime that was supposed to start addressing some of those issues. Information technology experts have been skeptical of the administration’s claims that all of the technical issues have been due solely to unexpected overwhelming demand. As…
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Boycott Israel screenshot

“Boycott Israel” rap video exposes hypocrisy of BDS movement

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

“Boycott Israel” rap video exposes hypocrisy of BDS movement

Boycott Israel screenshot
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10/8/2013 at 4:39pm
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, as our readers know, is a vile combination of leftists and Islamists joined together by hatred of Israel who hide behind false and exaggerated claims regarding the “occupation,” when the real goal is the destruction of Israel. The BDS movement, which includes many academics, singles…
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Obama No Negotiation Press Conference 1

Obama “No Negotiation” press conference – LIVE (Update – will not pay ransom to Republican extremist extortionists)

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Obama “No Negotiation” press conference – LIVE (Update – will not pay ransom to Republican extremist extortionists)

Obama No Negotiation Press Conference 1
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10/8/2013 at 1:30pm
Press conference now over. If you missed it, you missed one of the most demeaning, pejorative performances I’ve ever seen by any President. I say “one of” because it’s possible there’s a more snide performance I’ve forgotten. But today was memorable. Just more of the eliminationist rhetoric about ransoms and extortion and so…
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Gestapo Tactics Newburyport Daily News

Tour Guide accuses Yellowstone Park Rangers of “Gestapo tactics”

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Foreign tourists locked in hotel under armed guard thought they were under arrest.

Tour Guide accuses Yellowstone Park Rangers of “Gestapo tactics”

Gestapo Tactics Newburyport Daily News
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10/8/2013 at 12:14pm
Yellowstone National Park is among a number of popular destination closed by the National Park Service as a result of the scale-back. Some tourists and a tour guide are complaining about rough handling by park rangers of tourists in the park at the time of closure. A New Hampshire tourist, along with many…
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Amended Complaint filed in 9-11 photo copyright lawsuit against Sarah Palin

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Still no proof of fundraising using iconic photo of firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero on 9-11.

Amended Complaint filed in 9-11 photo copyright lawsuit against Sarah Palin

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10/8/2013 at 10:52am
We previously reported on the lawsuit by North Jersey Media Group against Sarah Palin and SarahPAC, over Palin’s use of a copyrighted photo of firefighters raising the American flag at ground zero on 9/11, Palin firefighter copyright lawsuit Complaint — no proof of “fundraising” off photo. Considering that the photo was used…
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Iran Right of First Reply to Netanyahu UN

When it comes to criticizing Netanyahu, hard to tell Iran and NY Times apart

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/08/2013 – Where’s the scrutiny of Iran’s blatant lie about its nuclear program?

When it comes to criticizing Netanyahu, hard to tell Iran and NY Times apart

Iran Right of First Reply to Netanyahu UN
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10/8/2013 at 9:55am
After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly last week, a number of op-eds in both the New York Times and Washington Post criticized him. A reading of the speech shows that it was quite skilled. Netanyahu explained how Iran is ruled by a regime that is currently destabilizing…
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Peasants storm Castillo de San Marcos, beaten back by trespass warnings

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

Peasants storm Castillo de San Marcos, beaten back by trespass warnings

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10/8/2013 at 8:30am
A group of 40 tourists peasants stormed Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, as reported by First Coast News (h/t Amy): A group of tourists didn’t let the government shutdown or the gate at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine stop them Monday. A group of people went over the…
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Bumper Sticker - Virginia - Trust Child

I don’t

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2013

I don’t

Bumper Sticker - Virginia - Trust Child
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10/8/2013 at 7:00am
From J in Virginia: A hodge podge of lunatic-left imagery.
 

Swing District race heats up over Dem challenger fundraising claim of GOP hacking

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Martha Robertson in NY-23 has yet to provide proof of the fundraising solicitation that GOP operatives tried to hack her website. (Update – NY Daily News picks up story based on LI reporting)

Swing District race heats up over Dem challenger fundraising claim of GOP hacking

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10/7/2013 at 8:00pm
Martha Robertson is the Democratic challenger to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, one of the few competitive districts in the House. While the District leans Republican after redistricting, it contains Ithaca where a heavy Democratic turnout could make the race competitive. Robertson is a Jumpstart candidate for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee…
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Vietnam Memorial Barricaded

Park Service allows pro-immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Park Service allows pro-immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

Vietnam Memorial Barricaded
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10/7/2013 at 6:33pm
The Washington Examiner reported earlier today that the Park Service will allow an immigration reform rally on the ‘closed’ National Mall in Washington DC tomorrow. A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the…
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Spanish Inquisition GIF

No one expects The Obamacare Sticker Shock

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

“I just didn’t realize I would … pay for it personally.”

No one expects The Obamacare Sticker Shock

Spanish Inquisition GIF
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10/7/2013 at 4:49pm
There are a lot of surprised people in California now that more Obamacare details are coming out: In California, 1.9 million people buy plans on the open market, according to officials with Covered California, the state’s new health insurance exchange. And many of them are steaming mad. “There’s going to be a number…
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Mika Brzezinski No. 1 on list of MSM losing it over gov’t scale-back

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Mika Brzezinski No. 1 on list of MSM losing it over gov’t scale-back

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10/7/2013 at 2:56pm
Laurel’s list of inflammatory schoolyard taunts by senior Democratic politicians and their spokesmen reflected the increasingly eliminationist rhetoric which is part of Democratic shut-down scale-back strategy. Perhaps it’s time for a new list: Mainstream Media Gone Wild, or something similar. I know that No. 1 on the list should be Mika Brzezinski insisting…
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Obama demands FEMA funding even though Dems opposed House funding bill

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Obama demands FEMA funding even though Dems opposed House funding bill

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10/7/2013 at 12:51pm
I guess this goes in either the “there he goes again” or “chutzpah” files. Tropical Storm Karen is expected to make landfall later this week in the Gulf of Mexico.  FEMA started recalling workers several days ago to prepare for the storm, and in any event, most FEMA staff never even were…
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“Scaled-Back” Weekend

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

“Scaled-Back” Weekend

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10/7/2013 at 11:30am
It was, as usual, a busy weekend.  We covered a number of “Barrycade” events.  John Nolte at Breitbart.com has an even more extensive list of petty and unnecessary closures and lock-outs.. Here are some of the shut-down scale-back related items we covered, in case you missed them: WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima…
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Giving Iran’s Rouhani the benefit of the doubts never given Netanyahu

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/07/2013 – The Columnists who Cried “Sheep”

Giving Iran’s Rouhani the benefit of the doubts never given Netanyahu

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10/7/2013 at 10:15am
There has been a steady campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu in the media. Last week the Washington Post featured a column by David Ignatius arguing that Israel should let the United States give negotiations a chance. Ignatius used 1973 Yom Kippur War as a lesson for Israel, but he probably would have…
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