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(House Vote Amendment No. 1 Repealing Medical Device Tax)

House funding vote – LIVE (Update: House votes to avert government shutdown and delay Obamacare a year)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

House funding vote – LIVE (Update: House votes to avert government shutdown and delay Obamacare a year)

(House Vote Amendment No. 1 Repealing Medical Device Tax)
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9/28/2013 at 10:23pm
The House of Representatives is voting late tonight on amendments to the Senate Continuing Resolution. Among the amendments being voted on are a one year delay in Obamacare, elimination of the medical device tax, and possibly a “clean” resolution to fund the military. [voting concluded] https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/384174495675584512 House passes repeal of Medical Device Tax 248-174 House passes…
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Annoying Sitemeter Pop-up (Update)(Problem solved?)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Annoying Sitemeter Pop-up (Update)(Problem solved?)

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9/28/2013 at 9:45pm
Sitemeter is the free traffic meter I’ve been using since day one of the blog to keep track of visits and page views.  It’s public, and linked at the bottom of the page in the footer. The reason I like Sitemeter is it’s free.  And it’s used by TaxProf for his law…
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Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse

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9/28/2013 at 7:00pm
I graduated from Hamilton College in 1981. This weekend is Homecoming. And as I understand it, there will be a meeting of the Board of Trustees. I have no illusions that the Board of Trustees has the desire or ability to address Hamilton’s recent problems given the history of how politicized education has…
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Cyberbullying gets complicated as schools, police combat fake social media profiles

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Cyberbullying gets complicated as schools, police combat fake social media profiles

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9/28/2013 at 5:30pm
Cyberbullying is getting more complicated for schools and law enforcement these days, as authorities are dealing with students creating fake online profiles to harass and threaten fellow classmates.  And in one recent case in Tennessee, the student doing the cyberbullying also sent messages to herself and filed a false report about…
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Boehner statement keeping government open

Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Boehner statement keeping government open
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9/28/2013 at 4:07pm
Harry Reid almost never allows up or down votes on Republican agenda legislation coming out of the House.  He has taken the Senate hostage. A good example is the House Continuing Resolution which Reid would not allow to come up for a vote until Obamacare defunding was stripped out. He could…
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“Adorable Care Act” Displays Vapidity of Liberals

Guest Post by Isaac Morrison  ▪  September 28, 2013

“Adorable Care Act” Displays Vapidity of Liberals

Guest Post by Isaac Morrison
9/28/2013 at 2:45pm
It’s come to this: the White House Twitter account is attempting to drum up support for Obamacare through the “Adorable Care Act,” a meme template featuring cute animals.  While the Obama administration and OFA both deny being behind the associated accounts, the White House takes no shame in sharing the memes. What…
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WaPo Tea Party Support Rising

CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

CBS News touts Gallup poll showing supposed decline, ignores own poll showing rapid rise in Tea Party support.

CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

WaPo Tea Party Support Rising
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9/28/2013 at 12:45pm
I told you just a couple of days ago that the Gallup headline of a decline in Tea Party popularity was misleading. The misleading headline, ignoring the details of the poll, was picked up far and wide, Congrats @Gallup for inspiring these 5 misleading anti-Tea Party headlines. The Washington Post yesterday, however, revealed…
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Man charged in ‘sextortion’ case was high school classmate of Miss Teen USA

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Man charged in ‘sextortion’ case was high school classmate of Miss Teen USA

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9/28/2013 at 11:03am
The 19 year old charged in the sextortion attempt of Miss Teen USA turns out to be one of her former high school classmates, which was a surprise even to her. From Reuters: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf said on Friday it was “weird” to learn that the 19-year-old California man charged with…
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(Screen shot 9-23-2013 Hamilton College Womyns Center Facebook Page)

“Why you should read College Insurrection” week

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

“Why you should read College Insurrection” week

(Screen shot 9-23-2013 Hamilton College Womyns Center Facebook Page)
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9/28/2013 at 8:30am
FIRST, you find out stuff before your friends. Case in point, on Monday afternoon Leslie wrote Hamilton College sponsors “I Love Female Orgasm” workshop based on an obscure Facebook page we stumbled upon while researching the Hamilton segregation scandal.  The post was tweeted and shared on Facebook hundreds of times. It seems that many LI readers didn’t find…
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Bumper Sticker - Palmetto FL - Love Capitalism

Love-Hate Relationship

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2013

Love-Hate Relationship

Bumper Sticker - Palmetto FL - Love Capitalism
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9/28/2013 at 7:00am
From Barbara: In Palmetto, FL. The bottom one says I heart capitalism and the one on the windshield says Lord, deliver us from Obamacare. Nice to know I am not alone.
 
RI Keychain Gun

12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

“Weapon” was barely the size of a Quarter.

12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”

RI Keychain Gun
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9/27/2013 at 9:06pm
It never stops, does it? We know the “zero-tolerance” insanity has gone overboard at schools, The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners, including disciplining young students for a gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece.  And even in student’s home front yards. Now my formerly home State of Rhode…
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Great “Love Triumphs Over Hate” Story

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Great “Love Triumphs Over Hate” Story

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9/27/2013 at 6:41pm
From my wife after over 30 years: “I already have the ring. I’m done making sandwiches.” Background: Two people meet. Make sandwiches. Fall in love. Make more sandwiches. Plan to get married. Eric devoured the sandwich as if it were a five-star meal, diving in with large, eager bites. “Babes, this is delicious!”…
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Twitter - Richard Grenell - Obama Iran

Good morning, Iran

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

Good morning, Iran

Twitter - Richard Grenell - Obama Iran
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9/27/2013 at 4:42pm
Obama held a victory dance over Senate Republicans as part of a press statement today. Before he got around to gloating and calling the Tea Party extremists, Obama started with the big announcement that he had spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: I do believe that there is a…
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FL Commission on Ethics Launches Investigation of Prosecutor Angela Corey

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

FL Commission on Ethics Launches Investigation of Prosecutor Angela Corey

Angela+Corey+Bond+Hearing+Held+Trayvon+Martin+uVoDlBtlmqUl
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9/27/2013 at 4:12pm
Sometimes what comes around, goes around. The Washington Times is reporting that the Florida Commission on Ethics has launched an investigation of controversial State prosecutor Angela Corey over her firing of IT director Ben Kruidbos in the aftermath of the prosecutorial debacle that was the George Zimmerman trial: Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey now…
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(Amit Taneja at the podium)

Hamilton College desegregated Diversity Town Hall exposes racial tensions

Guest Post by Mary Farrington  ▪  September 27, 2013

Student reports: Not much accomplished, but people had a chance to get things off their chests

Hamilton College desegregated Diversity Town Hall exposes racial tensions

(Amit Taneja at the podium)
Guest Post by Mary Farrington
9/27/2013 at 2:15pm
WAJ Intro: In light of the controversy over a segregated diversity program at Hamilton College, subsequently opened to all races after Hamilton students affiliated with The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (the AHI) objected, we asked Hamilton student Mary Farrington ’16 to cover the reformatted forum for Legal…
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Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

79-19 for Cloture – 54-44 to remove defunding provision – Final Vote 54-44 to fund government through 11/15 with Obamacare funding

Senate votes for Cloture on House Obamacare defunding bill, set for Harry Reid to strip out defunding

Senate Cloture Vote Final Vote
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9/27/2013 at 12:54pm
The Senate has passed the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate on the House Continuing Resolution, opening the way for Harry Reid to strip out the Obamacare defunding provision and get a vote on a Continuing Resolution restoring Obamacare funding. The procedural explanation is here. https://twitter.com/BretBaier/status/383639488922017793 Once Cloture was invoked, the rest w…
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Marissa-Alexander-sentenced

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2013

The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Marissa-Alexander-sentenced
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9/27/2013 at 12:00pm
Much of the coverage of the Marissa Alexander case (previously touched on Legal Insurrection here and here) laments that Ms. Alexander was sentenced to a statutory mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison for having “merely” fired a “warning shot”.   The actual evidence of the case shows that this claim has…
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