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Ted Cruz Filibuster

Branco Cartoon – Got Your Back, Ted

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Got Your Back, Ted

Ted Cruz Filibuster
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9/25/2013 at 5:50pm
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FBI releases chilling video and additional info on Navy Yard shooter

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

FBI releases chilling video and additional info on Navy Yard shooter

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9/25/2013 at 4:08pm
The FBI today released more information related to the Navy Yard shooting, including chilling video footage of the now deceased shooter, Aaron Alexis, carrying a shotgun as he moved through the hallways and a stairwell of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard. In a release from its Washington field office, the…
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Haaretz US UK Israel helping Kenya

Kenya Mall attack Updates

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Kenya Mall attack Updates

Haaretz US UK Israel helping Kenya
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9/25/2013 at 1:13pm
As hard as it is to believe, things still are up in the air as to the status of the Nairobi, Kenya Westgate mall attack. Kenyan officials are in “control” of the mall, but not all of the attackers or potential victims are accounted for. Via Hot Air, this operation reportedly was meticulously…
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Losing is good for you

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

NY Times Op-Ed placement inadvertently reflects Obama’s foreign policy

Losing is good for you

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9/25/2013 at 10:32am
I had heard much of President Obama’s speech at the U.N. yesterday. I know what annoyed me most about it. Then I saw the online section of today’s New York Times opinion section. I think they explained my discomfiture very well. Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s General Assembly speech: Together, we’ve…
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[Flyer Hamilton College, September 2013]

Hamilton College student: Why I stood up against segregated diversity program

Guest Post by Dean Ball  ▪  September 25, 2013

Hamilton’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion initially rejected my objection as “in the minority”

Hamilton College student: Why I stood up against segregated diversity program

[Flyer Hamilton College, September 2013]
Guest Post by Dean Ball
9/25/2013 at 8:15am
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, every Hamilton College student received an e-mail invitation to a racially segregated event. Entitled “Real Talk: A Dialogue About Internalized Racism,” the discussion would have centered on ways in which minorities, “may have accepted racist attitudes towards other racial groups and [their] own racial/ethnic communities.” In order to cre…
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Obamacare: bait and switch

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2013

Obamacare: bait and switch

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9/25/2013 at 7:00am
The gist of the message is that, from the outset, the calculations used to sell Obamacare to the American public were slipshod and/or naive and/or mistaken and/or simplistic and/or outright lies (see more here). And this is news to exactly whom? Obamacare: One Blow After Another The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able…
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Zig-zagging against Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Zig-zagging against Obamacare

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9/24/2013 at 7:45pm
I realize I have re-posted this a number of times. The original post was November 11, 2008, a week after Obama’s first election.  Because I knew we had elected Door No. 2. Watching Ted Cruz and others on the floor of the Senate tonight, I have to repost it again. Is It Time For…
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Now that Syria’s Chemical Weapon use confirmed, what does that tell us about Iran?

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/24/2013

Now that Syria’s Chemical Weapon use confirmed, what does that tell us about Iran?

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9/24/2013 at 5:40pm
In addition to last week’s Wall Street Journal article about Iran’s role in training Shi’ites to fight in Syria, there was another important article. The New York Times reported U.N. Data on Gas Attack Point to Assad’s Top Forces. The inspectors, instructed to investigate the attack but not to assign blame, none…
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Ted Cruz Filibuster Obamacare

WATCH LIVE: Cruz “filibusters” to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

WATCH LIVE: Cruz “filibusters” to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare

Ted Cruz Filibuster Obamacare
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9/24/2013 at 3:21pm
Senator Ted Cruz is currently “filibustering” on the Senate floor to #MakeDCListen on defunding Obamacare.  According to various pundits and outlets, this is not technically a filibuster of course, but Professor Jacobson explains that a vote for cloture is a vote for Harry Reid. Live Twitter feed at bottom of post. Update: It’s…
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NY implements ‘Text Stops’ for drivers who need to be reminded their texts can wait

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

NY implements ‘Text Stops’ for drivers who need to be reminded their texts can wait

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9/24/2013 at 2:21pm
Have we reached the point where we lack self control so much that we need to advertise to drivers where they can pull off the road to text?  Apparently so, in New York. From yesterday’s Syracuse.com: Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced dozens of “texting zones” along New York’s major roadways to remind drivers…
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Explaining why a vote for cloture is a vote for Harry Reid

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2013

Explaining why a vote for cloture is a vote for Harry Reid

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9/24/2013 at 12:37pm
There have been many accusations flying about the Senate procedural gymnastics over the Obamacare defunding House bill.  It has been, frankly, confusing because of Senate rules.  As I understand it (and please correct me if I am wrong), Harry Reid does not want an up or down vote on the House bill. …
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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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