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Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
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Obama’s “Raffle”

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
I have referred to Obama’s $5 dinner promotion as a “raffle.”   I am not alone, as virtually every major news organization has used the same terminology. Under any common understanding, it is a raffle, you pay money for a chance to win.  Payment of money is not required if one reads the…
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Drawing Obama Out

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
The Barack Obama we saw at the press conference earlier this week, the one who inspired the controversial comment by Mark Halperin, is the real Barack Obama. The Barack Obama of 2008 was a charade. It only serves our interest to draw out the real Barack Obama, to motivate our base, and so…
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At last minute Obama dropped price from $5 to $3

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
Wow, something really, truly desperate was going on at Team Obama. I’ve pointed out the cheesy $5 dinner raffle and closing days begging for $5 donations … but last night as the June 30 reporting period came to a close, Obama dropped his price from $5 to $3. Just $3, and for that you…
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Thanks

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
… to my readers for making June the best month ever at Legal Insurrection in terms of blog traffic (just over 600k visits and 800k page views).  Considering that it was the transition month, I was concerned that I’d leave a lot of people behind.  So thanks for sticking with me. And…
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When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a bumper sticker

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
Spotted in Eastchester, NY, by reader John who writes: “It almost makes me embarassed to drive a Subaru.”
 

How do you say “Duke Lacrosse” in French? “Dominique Strauss-Kahn”

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
If you noticed, when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested for the alleged sexual assault on a maid at a hotel in New York, I didn’t join in, almost alone in the blogosphere. Something didn’t seem right. The story was too neat, and too couched in political correctness. It was the same feeling I…
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What’s next, a free Slurpee with your $5 Obama donation?

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
As mentioned yesterday, Obama not only is running a cheesy $5 raffle fundraising stunt, he also is pushing donors hard to contribute something, even if it’s only $5, before the June 30 fundraising period closes.  Whether to pad the dollar amounts or the numbers of donors, or both, the frenzy at this…
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The Feds Get Their Guy In Rhode Island

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
I reported the other day how RI Gov. Linc Chafee was refusing to turn a murderer over to the feds because the murderer potentially was subject to the death penalty.  The murderer attempted to plead guilty to the murder in state court so as to avoid federal charges, but that maneuver…
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WI Justice Bradley Cannot Escape Her “Chokehold” Allegation

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has accused Justice David Prosser of using a “chokehold” on her.  The Dane County Sheriff’s office is investigating. Remember the term “chokehold” as the investigation as to what really happened progresses and the facts eventually come out. “Chokehold” is a very specific term, and is more than hands or a…
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Yeah, pretty much

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Mark Halperin confirmed my impression of Obama’s divisive, dismissive and demeaning performance at his press conference yesterday: The interesting thing for me is not that Halperin thought it, but that he said it thinking it would not make it to the airwaves. Compare such a frank assessment to how Scarborough initially…
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In a second term, all bets are off for U.S. Mideast Policy

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Is there any doubt that if Obama could do it on his own, Jerusalem would be divided and Israel forced back to the 1949 armistice borders?  A point I have made before is that the real danger comes in a second term, when he is freed of electoral pressures.  And don’t think that…
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Revolt of the Amazon Kulaks

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
The Revolt of the Kulaks has come to California. Via Drudge, California’s attempt to tax internet sales has met with a reaction: Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California’s tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say. The bill, AB 28X, takes effect…
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New Obama Email Attacks SuperPACs as Former Obama Pressman Pushes . . . a SuperPAC

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Yesterday, I wrote about a new Mediscare ad from “Priorities USA,” the SuperPAC created by former Obama campaign National Press Secretary Bill Burton. A SuperPAC is any group that falls under the post-Citizens United fundraising regulations, meaning it can raise unlimited funds from individuals and groups like corporations and labor unions. Well,…
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Senior Hezbollah Officials Indicted In Killing of Rafik Hariri

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Lebanon has been pushed closer to the brink, as four senior members of Hezbollah have been indicted by a U.N. prosecutor: Four Hezbollah members have been indicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Lebanese media outlets reported on Thursday. A delegation from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon filed an indictment in…
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Walker Budget Gives School District Surplus, Reduces Class Sizes, Hires More Teachers

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
Althouse: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Cost savings from worker contributions to health care and retirement, taking effect today as part of the new collective bargaining laws, will swing the Kaukauna School District from a $400,000 budget deficit to an estimated $1.5 million surplus….  The district… plans to hire…
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U.N. Appoints Fox As Chairman Of Committee on Henhouse Security (Again)

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2011
The same institution that put countries such as Libya, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia on their  Human Rights Council and Iran on their Commission on the Status of Women has now put North Korea in charge of their Conference on Disarmament. Absurdities such as this are inevitable because the United Nations operates on…
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