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Senate Votes to eliminate filibuster 11-21-2013

Democrats nuked the ratchet

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2013

The inexorable march no longer is inexorable.

Democrats nuked the ratchet

Senate Votes to eliminate filibuster 11-21-2013
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11/22/2013 at 7:00am
The seemingly inexorable march towards economic socialism and political statism has been accomplished through legislative and judicial ratchets which, once established, were all but impossible to reverse in part because the filibuster helped lock in the agenda and those supporting the agenda. Because of the ratchet, the nation moved only in one direction:…
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Covered California Video Screen Shot

California rejects Obamacare canceled policy “fix”

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

California rejects Obamacare canceled policy “fix”

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11/21/2013 at 8:30pm
California, with over 1 million canceled health policies due to Obamacare, has formally rejected Obama’s so-called fix. https://twitter.com/CoveredCA/statuses/403645916596273152 Via The L.A. Times: Spurning President Obama’s plan for canceled policies, California’s health insurance exchange voted against any extension for about 1 million policyholders in the state. The five-member board of the exchange voted unanimously to keep…
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San Diego’s Mayoral Saga Continues

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

San Diego’s Mayoral Saga Continues

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11/21/2013 at 7:28pm
The last time we checked on San Diego,  former Mayor Bob Filner was pleading guilty to sex harassment charges and  Democrat City Councilmember Todd Gloria was interim chief. It looks like Gloria is going to continue in that role for a bit longer, as the results of the November 19th special election…
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Criticism of sheriff after charges dropped in FL cyberbullying case

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

Criticism of sheriff after charges dropped in FL cyberbullying case

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11/21/2013 at 5:20pm
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Florida bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick, the lawyers for both girls who had been charged with aggravated stalking have confirmed that charges have been dropped. From the NY Times: Prosecutors in Polk County, Fla., have dropped the charges against the two girls in a cyberbullying…
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Cornell Police Alert 11-18-2013 lg

Has Knockout Game hit Ivy League?

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

Police investigating whether late night sucker punch on edge of Cornell campus was part of “knockout game.”

Has Knockout Game hit Ivy League?

Cornell Police Alert 11-18-2013 lg
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11/21/2013 at 2:24pm
The so-called knockout game is receiving a lot of media attention. It’s hard to know if it is escalating in frequency, or just getting more media coverage: An incident on November 16, 2013 at the edge of the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY, appears to fit this pattern of an unprovoked, seemingly…
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Harry Reid Nuclear Option Floor Debate 2

Nuclear Option Watch (Update – BOOM!)

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

Nuclear Option Watch (Update – BOOM!)

Harry Reid Nuclear Option Floor Debate 2
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11/21/2013 at 10:50am
UPDATE: https://twitter.com/jpodhoretz/status/403576872803393536 Before the vote: Looks like Senate Democrats are about to invoke the so-called Nuclear Option. What is the nuclear option? The “nuclear option” refers to a move by the majority party in Senate — in this case the Democrats — to change the Senate rules to allow most executive branch and judicial nominations to…
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Doorknobs Google Image Search - Banned

Then they came for the doorknobs

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

You’ll have to take my doorknob from my cold, dead hand.

Then they came for the doorknobs

Doorknobs Google Image Search - Banned
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11/21/2013 at 9:17am
There is nothing too small to regulate. Or ban. Enter the doorknob, about to be banned in all new construction in Vancouver because … why do you hate old people and those who have hand or arm disabilities? The Vancouver Sun reports: In Vancouver, the doorknob is heading into a setting sun. Its future…
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Obama Jonestown Political Cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Kool-Aid

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Kool-Aid

Obama Jonestown Political Cartoon
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11/21/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
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James O’Keefe exposes questionable Obamacare political “cross-pollination” in Texas

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

James O’Keefe exposes questionable Obamacare political “cross-pollination” in Texas

Project Veritas Video No3  Enroll America screen shot Chris Tarango
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11/20/2013 at 8:31pm
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is out with another investigative video exposing highly questionable “cross-pollination” between Enroll America and Texas Democratic political operatives. Enroll America bills itself as: a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. As…
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Attorney Jose Baez: Charges dropped against girl accused in FL bullying case (Updated)

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Attorney Jose Baez: Charges dropped against girl accused in FL bullying case (Updated)

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11/20/2013 at 5:57pm
Charges have reportedly been dropped against the younger of two girls who were charged last month in the bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick. From CBS News: The state of Florida has dropped all charges against the 12-year-old girl accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who committed suicide in September, according to a…
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This comedian’s prank may make you think twice about what you post on social media

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

This comedian’s prank may make you think twice about what you post on social media

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11/20/2013 at 3:21pm
Comedian Jack Vale is known for his hidden camera video pranks, which often capture reactions from unsuspecting participants. In his latest, he performs an experiment of sorts to show us that strangers can actually learn a lot from what we post on social media about ourselves. And that sometimes, our online world…
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Kathleen Sebelius website crashes live TV

Obligatory: “Never do Live TV when testing healthcare.gov website”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Obligatory: “Never do Live TV when testing healthcare.gov website”

Kathleen Sebelius website crashes live TV
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11/20/2013 at 1:31pm
Kathleen Sebelius committed a rookie error, even though she’s no rookie. When it comes to healthcare.gov, never ever do anything on live television. Today’s headaches might not be over for Sebelius:
 
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Democrats are on the wrong side of history now

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

The sinking Obamacare polling is history’s verdict come early.

Democrats are on the wrong side of history now

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11/20/2013 at 12:06pm
So often we hear Democrats demand Republican capitulation on a host of issues — some social, some economic — because Republicans are on “the wrong side of history.” That argument was made, in highly perjorative, eliminationist ways during the epic struggle of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and others to stop Obamacare before…
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Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

“They were looking for payment”

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

Zimmerman Girlfriend Interview
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11/20/2013 at 10:27am
This is interesting. George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called 911 accusing Zimmerman of pointing a gun at her, has been shopping around for a national media interview for weeks, but none of the national media would pay her the money she was seeking. Via The Last Refuge, which is suggesting this may…
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Healthcare.gov cyber security Greta 11-19-2013

Healthcare.gov cybersecurity codename should have been “Swiss Cheese”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Healthcare.gov cybersecurity codename should have been “Swiss Cheese”

Healthcare.gov cyber security Greta 11-19-2013
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11/20/2013 at 8:15am
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing yesterday on the cyber security of the healthcare.gov website. The prepared testimony is available on the Committee’s website. The testimony of so-called “white hat hacker” David Kennedy reflected the findings in a report from TrustedSEC, LLC (full report embedded at bottom of…
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Man of the People’s

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2013

Man of the People’s

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11/20/2013 at 7:00am
From W (no, not that W): Obama’s Political Philosophy Represented on a bumper sticker. … from Stamford, (People’s Republic of) Connecticut. Thanks for the great work you do!
 
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Evidence of Obamacare rollout warnings mounts

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Evidence of Obamacare rollout warnings mounts

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11/19/2013 at 5:51pm
It’s been another busy couple of days for news on the Obamacare rollout.  Chief among those is a report from the Washington Post that private consultants warned of risks before HealthCare.gov’s Oct. 1 launch: The Obama administration brought in a private consulting team to independently assess how the federal online health insurance…
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