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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/04/2013 – Songs in the Keys of Right

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/04/2013 – Songs in the Keys of Right

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6/4/2013 at 4:24pm
1) Music lives in Israel Arsen Ostrovsky interviewed Zubin Mehta about performing Israel: According to Mehta, “it’s hard to find an emblem of cultural, national pride that burns as bright as Israel’s success in classical music.” He adds “the amount of culture going on in a small country like Israel is amazing.” Mehta, who…
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Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat

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6/4/2013 at 1:50pm
He just held a news conference. He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13. He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then. I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so…
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Qusayr meat grinder continues

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Qusayr meat grinder continues

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6/4/2013 at 1:36pm
On May 23 I wondered Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad? It’s hard to know what really is going on, with pro-Assad forces claiming great progress while rebel supporters claim they are hanging on and receiving reinforcements.  There has been a mostly futile attempt to gain world attention and action on the horrific conditions…
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With Cosponsor.gov, Eric Cantor joins growing crowd of marketer-legislators

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

With Cosponsor.gov, Eric Cantor joins growing crowd of marketer-legislators

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6/4/2013 at 11:28am
Noticed the trend of legislators going beyond issuing press releases and fully embracing social media to distribute and market their point-of-view? Rep. Darrell Issa has been especially active in marketing himself and his committee’s activities, including design-heavy graphics and an active twitter account. Today Rep. Eric Cantor’s office launched a new website, Cosponsor.gov,…
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The myth of Andrew Breitbart’s “deceptively edited” Shirley Sherrod tape lives on at Slate.com

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

The myth of Andrew Breitbart’s “deceptively edited” Shirley Sherrod tape lives on at Slate.com

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6/4/2013 at 10:02am
Saw this over at Instapundit (emphasis mine): ANN ALTHOUSE:  George Packer’s Unfair Attack on Andrew Breitbart.  Well, Andrew’s been dead over a year.  So I guess Packer feels safe now.  The “deceptively edited video” claim is false, of course. Althouse links to this post at Slate.com, The Citizen Journalist, which contains the following (emphasis…
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Then they came for Southern California’s beach fire pits

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

Then they came for Southern California’s beach fire pits

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6/4/2013 at 8:15am
At College Insurrection, I recently covered a West Virginia professor who ranted that his state was a “national laughingstock” while deeming NRA members traitors. The presumption! California is the nation’s laughingstock! And to prove my point, here is a story about one of  our most powerful bureaucratic bodies prohibiting a classic Californian summer tradition….
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hummina hummina hummina

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2013

hummina hummina hummina

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6/4/2013 at 7:00am
From J: Subject: Is this the biggest hypocrite in America? (bumper sticker) Thought you’d appreciate this. Spotted in Charlottesville, VA. Guess this Obama bootlicker didn’t get the memo from Leftist Central, that anyone who drives a Hummer is more evil than Bin Laden and Jerry Falwell rolled up into one.
 

Anti-Wikileaks Hackers Claim Credit for DDoS Attack Against ‘Russia Today’

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Anti-Wikileaks Hackers Claim Credit for DDoS Attack Against ‘Russia Today’

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6/3/2013 at 7:35pm
If you happened to read my prior post, you’re aware by now that today was Day One in the Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning.  One of the sites that has been reporting on the trial and the ongoing protests by supporters of Bradley Manning is Russia Today.  The site has…
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Day One in Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Day One in Trial of Accused Wikileaker Bradley Manning

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6/3/2013 at 5:32pm
Day one of the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who stands accused of leaking more than 700,000 military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks, began today.  Starkly different portraits of Manning were portrayed by prosecutor Army Capt. Joe Morrow and defense attorney David Coombs. From the New York Times: “This is a c…
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Branco Cartoon – Yuck Yuck Yuck

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Yuck Yuck Yuck

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6/3/2013 at 5:07pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Judge Rules Major Hasan May Represent Himself in Fort Hood Trial – Update: Will use “defense of others” argument

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Judge Rules Major Hasan May Represent Himself in Fort Hood Trial – Update: Will use “defense of others” argument

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6/3/2013 at 3:00pm
The alleged Fort Hood shooter will be representing himself in court, despite repeated warnings about the disadvantages of doing so from the military judge who issued the ruling today. From the Associated Press: The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, meaning…
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Gov Christie to Fill Appointment After Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Gov Christie to Fill Appointment After Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg

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6/3/2013 at 12:45pm
US Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) passed away this morning. From NorthJersey.com (The Record): Frank R. Lautenberg, who rose from a poor Paterson boyhood to become a multimillionaire businessman and New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, died  Monday at 89 of viral pneumonia, his office said. The oldest member of the Senate and its last World…
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Gabriel Gomez called a LINO (Latino In Name Only) by Boston Spanish newspaper

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Gabriel Gomez called a LINO (Latino In Name Only) by Boston Spanish newspaper

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6/3/2013 at 11:38am
The Boston Spanish language paper El Planeta has an Op-Ed by its former(*) Director and longtime Spanish language media executive Gerardo (Jerry) Villacrés, in which Republican Senate candidate and former Navy pilot and SEAL Gabriel Gomez is called a LINO (Latino in name only)(h/t @DBernstein), ¿Qué es un LINO? ¿Es Gabriel Gómez un LINO? (Latino…
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IRS pillow talk

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

IRS pillow talk

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6/3/2013 at 9:45am
Question Professor, I live in the liberal blue state of California. I really get the sense that liberals are trying to outlaw everything that conservatives find important. It really feels like they look at a menu of conservative issues, values, and hobbies and pick the next thing they want to do away with…
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Issa: IRS Targeting Coordinated in D.C.

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Issa: IRS Targeting Coordinated in D.C.

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6/3/2013 at 8:15am
Darrell Issa says that the IRS targeting of conservatives was coordinated out of the Washington headquarters office and that he and other lawmakers are getting the proof. From CBS News: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., citing the testimony of IRS employees who spoke to his committee behind closed doors, argued Sunday…
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Old School

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2013

Old School

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6/3/2013 at 7:00am
Back in Ithaca this past weekend. Spotted a few blocks from my house.
 

Author of The Law of Self Defense to cover Zimmerman trial at Legal Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2013

Author of The Law of Self Defense to cover Zimmerman trial at Legal Insurrection

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6/2/2013 at 7:00pm
The jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin starts a week from tomorrow, assuming no unexpected delays. On Friday I posted some of our prior entries on how the racial narrative of the case, as well as pontification by the Martin family attorneys and many others…
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