Legal Insurrection
College Insurrection
All Posts (Page 549)

I think I’m doing pretty well so far

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
In late December I posted my “not predictions” for 2011.  (My “predictions” are here.) Here are the first 10 “not predictions.”  I think I’m doing pretty well, although some still are works in progress: There will be a government shutdown crisis over the House budget, which will include major spending cuts and defunding…
Read More...
 

Daily Beast Plays The David Duke Card

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
Democrats must be in trouble if The Daily Beast is running a headline White Supremacist Stampede, with this opening line: Add to the growing list of candidates considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 America’s most famous white-power advocate: David Duke. Ah yes, the David Duke card gets played. Duke is…
Read More...
 

Hey, what am I, chopped liver?

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
Benjamin Korn of Jews for Sarah, writing at the JTA,  OP-ED: Jews becoming commonplace in conservative ‘new media’: Many reviews already have appeared of “The Undefeated,” the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin’s tenure in Alaska.Yet none of them – even in The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post or The Washington Post –…
Read More...
 

Your morning Strauss-Kahn news

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
The NY Post, which whatever else it is has good sources in NYC, is reporting that the charges will be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next couple of weeks: Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — either on his next court date in two weeks or even…
Read More...
 

Nooooooooo!

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
Thanks to reader Phil for alerting me to this very troubling development: Stricter offensive bumper sticker law takes effect Starting Friday [July 1], Tennessee drivers caught with obscene or patently offensive bumper stickers, window signs or other markings on their vehicle visible to other drivers face an automatic $50 fine…. Tennessee code 55-8-187 had…
Read More...
 

Did Margaret Thatcher “refuse” to attend Reagan statue dedication?

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2011
No of course not.   Margaret Thatcher is not in good health, rarely goes out or receives visitors, and therefore had to miss the dedication of a statue of Ronald Reagan in London: It was a fitting occasion for the 4th of July. A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the American…
Read More...
 

Quite Proud

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2011
Hey, it’s a slow news day.  I can’t even find a good Stuxnet story to write about. We have extensive hydrangea and hosta gardens at our home in Rhode Island, and I’m particularly happy with the way this Oak Leaf hydrangea is growing.   We bought it from a catalog several years ago…
Read More...
 

July 4 Open

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2011
What’s on your mind?
 

35 Years Ago Today – Entebbe

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2011
Thanks to IsraellyCool for reminding me that today also is the 35th anniversary of the Israeli hostage rescue raid in Entebbe, in which Jonathan Nethanyahu, commander of the raid and brother of current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was killed. You know the story. I thought that rather than clips from…
Read More...
 

How do you square this with “original intent”?

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2011
Spotted by reader Bob in Mountlake Terrace, WA.  If the drafters of the Bill of Rights had known, they would have worded the 1st Amendment to read as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech [fn],…
Read More...
 

The 500

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
Late this afternoon, the 500th person registered with this blog just two weeks after registration opened. Thanks for signing on. If only they had had our 500, who knows: Update:  In response to some reader questions, registering has nothing to do with WordPress.  If you have a WordPress username and password, you will need…
Read More...
 

Dems getting punchy

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
Communications Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, on the anniversary of Medicare (h/t a reader in WI): But not to worry, he was using “punch” metaphorically and when he said “punch” did not really mean “punch.” This guy, on the other hand, seems to have meant it (h/t HotAir): [Democratic] Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to…
Read More...
 

Blogging Advice

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
From Robert Stacy McCain, on the eve of the 7 millionth visit to The Other McCain: One of the common complaints of newbie bloggers is that it’s impossible for them to break through into the top ranks of the blogosphere, because Big Bloggers hog up all the traffic. But notice that two of…
Read More...
 

So tell me precisely what the Manhattan DA did wrong?

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
The New York Times and New York Magazine have the long knives out for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. But tell me, what precisely is it the DA’s office did wrong in the Strauss-Kahn case? There was a quick indictment and serious terms to home confinement based upon what at the time seemed like…
Read More...
 

Waiting

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
About those lackluster Republican presidential candidate fundraising numbers. I think I’m fairly typical.  I’m sitting on my wallet because the field is not complete, or if it is complete, we don’t yet know it.  And yes, there’s a lack of excitement in the current field.  The most solid candidate in my estimation (Pawlenty) hasn’t…
Read More...
 

You are “The Other” to them

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
Spotted in Franklin, TN, by reader Linda, who writes: “[A]s a native Nashvillian, I am offended by the message.”
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Would this rewrite of Michigan Prop. 2 be constitutional?)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Friday holding that Michigan Proposal 2, which banned the use of racial and other preferences in a variety of contexts, was unconsitutional. Jonathan Adler summarizes the ruling: In…
Read More...