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If you knew Harry, like they know Harry

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2012

If you knew Harry, like they know Harry

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9/1/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Steven: My wife, son and I traveled from the smokey environs of north east California (one of the few conservative areas in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia) into Reno for a little shopping. Caught up to this truck at a stop light and grabbed my phone for the picture before the…
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That seat has been taken

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

That seat has been taken

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8/31/2012 at 8:06pm
Following up on This is not the tweet of a confident man, friend of the blog Patricia found another tweet which no one else seemed to notice. That seat has been taken, and is not about to be given up easily.
 

Chicago Teachers Union authorizes strike as Rahm heads to DNC

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union authorizes strike as Rahm heads to DNC

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8/31/2012 at 5:35pm
The Chicago Teachers Union, after a summer of threats and miscellaneous protest actions, announced a date for their strike of September 10 this Thursday. CTU released a copy of their resolution on the website: The strike is necessary to achieve a labor contract with acceptable wages, benefits and job protections; and for all…
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Love-Bongino-Hinckley Money Bombs

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

Love-Bongino-Hinckley Money Bombs

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8/31/2012 at 4:00pm
The Love Bomb now has surpassed $200,000. This provides an enormous boost to Mia Love’s campaign as it provides cash to fund the type of local effort that outside groups cannot by law do.  It still leaves her with only half the cash on hand as Democrat Jim Matheson.  The publicity from her RNC…
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The RNC from a hanger-on’s perspective

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

The RNC from a hanger-on’s perspective

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8/31/2012 at 2:40pm
I traveled to Tampa, FL, last-minute for work (good timing), so I got to experience some of the hullabaloo from the vantage point of an on-the-outskirts La Quinta. My observations: 1. Tampa’s uber security perfectly captured the two paths our country faces. There was something inspiring about seeing the delegates from all across…
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This is not the tweet of a confident man

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

This is not the tweet of a confident man

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8/31/2012 at 11:45am
Looks like Clint Eastwood got under Obama’s skin. Obama sent this tweet today in response to Eastwood mocking Obama last night by using an empty chair as a prop (via The Rhetorican): While I was very uncertain whether the Eastwood appearance worked, I now believe it did. If it didn’t, Obama would not have felt the…
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About last night

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

About last night

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8/31/2012 at 10:45am
I thought Romney gave an excellent speech. It had a good mix of soaring rhetoric without veering into Greek columns territory. Clearly the speech was intended to help neutralize the “war on women” theme, and I think it was effective.  I also was glad that the speech included a frontal assault on Obama’s…
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They’re still just JournoLists

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

They’re still just JournoLists

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8/31/2012 at 9:24am
The media moved with stunning symmetry this week is seeking any and every means of tearing down the Republican National Convention, and particularly Paul Ryan. To borrow their favorite metaphor, it was as if someone blew a dog whistle that only the liberal media could hear. National Journal, which until now I have…
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Exclusive preview of DNC speeches

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2012

Exclusive preview of DNC speeches

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8/31/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Henry: I’ve always told my kids that any vehicle sporting more than 3 bumper stickers is probably owned by a “wacko”. Here are a couple of photos of such a car that I spotted this morning in Santa Fe, NM. I note that I regard Santa Fe as similar to Berkeley, except…
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RNC Thursday Night Open

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

RNC Thursday Night Open

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8/30/2012 at 8:48pm
All you need to know about the media reaction can be summed up in one word:  JournoList. Same players still, just in more influential positions.  But that’s for another day, maybe even tomorrow. Tonight I’m going to try not to let the stuck pigs distract me from listening to the next President of…
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Dan Bongino video – We Will Rise

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Dan Bongino video – We Will Rise

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8/30/2012 at 5:05pm
A few days ago, Operation Counterweight member Dan Bongino released a new web ad. Much like his previous ads, this one again channels a positive message centered around the promise of America. It’s a refreshing change of pace from the mudslinging that generally accompanies the vast majority political campaigns these days. The entire…
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Have you hugged your College Insurrection today?

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Have you hugged your College Insurrection today?

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8/30/2012 at 4:00pm
If you don’t visit College Insurrection every day, you are missing great posts like these: Busting the myth of a liberal student majority Beware attempts to ban “hate speech” on campus College Republicans Take Prime Seat at GOP Convention Chick-fil-A boycotts coming to a campus near you Maryland Bd of Ed – How about we have…
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Faded Poster

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Faded Poster

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8/30/2012 at 2:32pm
The line in Paul Ryan’s speech about college grads living at home staring at a faded Obama poster was brilliant: College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. I’m not sure…
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Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

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8/30/2012 at 1:36pm
Texas is not doing well with federal judges in the District of Columbia.  Days ago a three judge panel threw out Texas’ redistricting maps, now a different panel has thrown out the Voter I.D. law.  (Opinion embedded below) This analysis from Rick Hanson at Election Law Blog: This is a careful, unanimous opinion…
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Blackout LI

Branco Cartoon – Blackout

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Blackout

Blackout LI
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8/30/2012 at 12:15pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is  Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Fact checkers self-destructing over Ryan speech

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Fact checkers self-destructing over Ryan speech

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8/30/2012 at 10:59am
If you have been following the internets, you can see an anaphylactic reaction among supposed “fact checkers” over Paul Ryan’s brilliantly effective speech last night. The section about the closing of a GM plant in Janesville during the Obama administration has been a particular area of attention (emphasis mine): President Barack Obama, came to…
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Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2012

Cabbie was Warren’s driver for the day, says had daughter in car at time

Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

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8/30/2012 at 9:07am
I posted the other day the video of someone in the Warren campaign group assaulting a videographer. The Warren campaign said he was just a cab driver who had no connection to the campaign.  It then turned out that a photograph was found by Patrick Howley of The Washington Free Beacon on…
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