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All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

It’s not about safety, it’s about control.

All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies

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9/24/2013 at 10:52am
Here we go again. 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. Here’s the latest (h/t Hot Air), a school has threatened to discipline a student for…
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Muslim Brotherhood HQ

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood HQ
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9/24/2013 at 9:30am
I have always held out hope that the Egyptians would recall their proud, pharaonic roots and quell the growing Islamo-extremism within their country. Today, I caught the first positive news I have read about the region in a long time: An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and its NGO, leaving…
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Lod Airport Massacre

Remembering: Lessons of the Lod Airport massacre

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Remembering: Lessons of the Lod Airport massacre

Lod Airport Massacre
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9/24/2013 at 8:15am
The Nairobi mall attack has conjured up memories of the first terrorist attack I ever remember, the Lod airport massacre. You may never have heard of it—or of Lod airport, for that matter, which is the main airport in Tel Aviv and was later renamed Ben Gurion Airport after Israel’s founder and…
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Bumper Sticker -  Holden Beach NC - Prof J

I shoulda thunk of this

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

I shoulda thunk of this

Bumper Sticker -  Holden Beach NC - Prof J
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9/24/2013 at 7:00am
From MrE: I post as MrE on your blog. My wife and I took a retirement celebration trip to Holden Beach, North Carolina, where I spotted this license plate at the Provision Company Restaurant (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Provision-Company/208280515935956). Forty years ago, I’d have passed this along for the brownie points. Now, it’s just to say thanks for…
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Ted Cruz Senate Floor Obamacare Defunding

Ted Cruz speech on floor of Senate today

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Ted Cruz speech on floor of Senate today

Ted Cruz Senate Floor Obamacare Defunding
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9/23/2013 at 7:55pm
Ted Cruz was on the floor of the Senate today making the case about defunding Obamacare and keeping the government open. While he may not be successful, as even Mitch McConnell abandoned the cause and the sniping from Republicans continues — even as to his eligibility for President — at least he…
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Twitter - Legal Insurrection - Carlson Krauthammer Cruz Canada

Yuck Yuck

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Yuck Yuck

Twitter - Legal Insurrection - Carlson Krauthammer Cruz Canada
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9/23/2013 at 7:15pm
Tonight on Special Report with Bret Baier both Tucker Carlson and Charles Krauthammer were excoriating Cruz over the issue of Obamacare defunding.  That’s fine. If you think he’s wrong or foolish or whatever, make the case. But as part of their arguments each brought up that Cruz was born in Canada.  Carlson mentioning that…
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Lois Lerner invokes 5th Amendment

Lois Lerner, anti-Tea Party IRS protagonist, retires

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Lois Lerner, anti-Tea Party IRS protagonist, retires

Lois Lerner invokes 5th Amendment
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9/23/2013 at 5:30pm
Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the scandal involving targeting of conservative organizations and tea party groups, has retired, according to the Associated Press. https://twitter.com/AP/status/382215115925643264 Lerner first disclosed the improper targeting earlier this year at an American Bar Association conference when she responded to a planted question, which triggered a…
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Obama Guns to Terrorist

Branco Cartoon – Robin Hood

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Robin Hood

Obama Guns to Terrorist
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9/23/2013 at 4:30pm
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Kenya Mall Attack Soldiers

Nairobi, Kenya mall attack Updates

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya mall attack Updates

Kenya Mall Attack Soldiers
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9/23/2013 at 2:52pm
The attack is over, but the current situation is unclear as to whether there still are hostages. Live Twitter feed at bottom of post. CNN reports: Night fell Monday in Nairobi with no clear resolution of the standoff between Kenyan forces and terrorists at Westgate Shopping Mall. Kenyan authorities sounded increasingly confident that they…
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Iran Continues to Support Assad’s Savagery under “Moderate” Rouhani

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/23/2013 – Iran’s Unchanged Support for Assad

Iran Continues to Support Assad’s Savagery under “Moderate” Rouhani

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9/23/2013 at 1:50pm
In recent weeks, the New York Times has been playing up the moderation of Iran’s new government, especially that of its new president Hassan Rouhani. Yesterday’s editorial, President Rouhani Comes to Town ahead of Rouhani’s speech before the U.N. later this week, is one more element of that campaign. All eyes at this…
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Doughboy Help Me

ICYMI this weekend

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

ICYMI this weekend

Doughboy Help Me
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9/23/2013 at 12:30pm
Friday nights and weekends tend to be more active here than one would expect.  But by the time a lot of readers return on Monday, things have moved down or off the home page. Here are some things you might have missed. Video contradicts French diplomat claim she was roughed up by Israeli…
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NY Times Obamacare Exhange Lower Cost

Not only can’t you keep your doctor, you may not even have a doctor

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Obamacare-exchange insurance is essentially Medicaid lite – insurance but few doctors who will see you.

Not only can’t you keep your doctor, you may not even have a doctor

NY Times Obamacare Exhange Lower Cost
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9/23/2013 at 10:18am
We’ve covered this issue before – No, you can’t keep your doctor, in fact, you may not even have a doctor because the only way for Obamacare exchanges to keep prices down for the expansive coverage required by law is to severely restrict your access to medical providers. Oh, you’ll have “insurance,” just…
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Questions raised about ex-NFL player’s home being trashed

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Questions raised about ex-NFL player’s home being trashed

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9/23/2013 at 9:06am
Neighbors say that the upstate NY second home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway, who claims that the home was trashed by partying teens over Labor Day weekend, had already been in disrepair. The house is also said to be in foreclosure, according to TMZ. TMZ has learned … Holloway owes a whopping $1,006,348.80…
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Hamilton College cancels racially-segregated diversity program

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Hamilton cancels the program but still denies it has a problem: “My intent was to be inclusive but my phrasing suggested otherwise.”

Hamilton College cancels racially-segregated diversity program

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9/23/2013 at 7:06am
Late Friday afternoon we reported on the racially-segregated diversity program at Hamilton College, my alma mater, Hamilton College segregates diversity program by race. We documented how Hamilton had scheduled the “Real Talk” program with separate discussion meetings by race, with the fall semester only for “people of color” and the spring semester…
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The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative may be all wrong

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

What difference, at this point, will the truth make?

The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative may be all wrong

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9/22/2013 at 6:40pm
There are few cultural icons whose life and death story carry the weight of Matthew Shepard. The story is well-known. A young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming was lured from a bar by two strangers who took him to a remote area and brutally beat him because of hatred of gays, leaving…
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The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative in pop culture

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative in pop culture

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9/22/2013 at 6:39pm
As Professor Jacobson details in his companion post, the Matthew Shepard narrative of anti-gay hatred culminating in murder may not be what it seems. Research detailed in The Book of Matt by Stephen Jimenez casts doubt on the anti-gay part of the narrative. But by now, the apparently-false narrative has become deeply…
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What are the Republican doughboys afraid of?

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

When it comes to Ted Cruz, they pull no punches

What are the Republican doughboys afraid of?

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9/22/2013 at 3:12pm
What are the doughboys afraid of? (to paraphrase the old Ben & Jerry’s ad campaign.) He’s just one person, with a handful of sidekicks. You are the many and the powerful. If you’re in Congress and you don’t like what he’s doing, vote against him. Or are you afraid to vote against…
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