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Those who can’t even cat blog, nature blog

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Those who can’t even cat blog, nature blog

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8/10/2013 at 3:48pm
I’ve figured it out. Nature blogging! So you see, I walked over to Ithaca Falls, about a 10 minute walk from my house, with my friend to help him get over his blogger burnout problems. (Man, this is easy)
 

Instapundit turns 12 and the perils of blogger burnout

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Instapundit turns 12 and the perils of blogger burnout

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8/10/2013 at 1:14pm
Instapundit turned 12 years old this week, and received appropriate accolades. It’s not an overstatement to say that Prof. Reynolds has helped foster and keep up the spirits of the conservative blogosphere, including Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection. Which brings me to a related topic, blogger burnout. Legal Insurrection turns 5 in October, and 12…
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At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

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8/10/2013 at 11:45am
We’ve all heard of the problems faced on Twitter with the #TwitterGulag resulting from false claims of harassment and/or spam. It’s also a problem on Facebook, as detailed by Ruthie Blum (sister of John Podhoretz) at The New York Observer. Blum speaks of the problem faced by pro-Israel writers on Facebook and draws an analogy to the…
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If only the NSA had spied on the Keystone Pipeline Project

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

If only the NSA had spied on the Keystone Pipeline Project

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8/10/2013 at 9:57am
We might be hearing more about it. Instead, the pipeline project has been lost in the flood of Obama scandals and diversions. Obama scoffs at the project only creating 50 permanent jobs — which is another “fact” just pulled out of his … ear. Keystone will not be built while Obama is…
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“Thank You Leslie and Aleister” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

“Thank You Leslie and Aleister” Week at College Insurrection

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8/10/2013 at 8:15am
Leslie Eastman, who writes for Legal Insurrection and has her own blog, Temple of Mut, and Aleister from American Glob, both help run College Insurrection, including gathering the stories we aggregate there. In preparing this week’s College Insurrection “Week” post, I realized once again the great job Leslie and Aleister do at finding interesting…
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Nobody’s my guy

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2013

Nobody’s my guy

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8/10/2013 at 7:00am
Too. From Gary: Seen in a parking lot in Marietta, GA. Normally a solid Red State area, perhaps showing some real battle fatigue.
 

Seems like a case of Oprah upset at not being recognized as Oprah so … racist!

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Seems like a case of Oprah upset at not being recognized as Oprah so … racist!

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8/9/2013 at 8:59pm
Having absurdly compared the George Zimmerman self-defense against a violent attack by Trayvon Martin to the murder of Emmett Till, Oprah Winfrey has decided to call a store clerk in Switzerland racist for refusing to show Oprah a $38,000 pocketbook. Via The Daily News, Oprah Winfrey’s brush with racism: Switzerland is desperately trying…
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When you hear crazy Rick Santorum shower jokes in 2016

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

When you hear crazy Rick Santorum shower jokes in 2016

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8/9/2013 at 6:11pm
make sure you have this Twitchy article bookmarked, More Huffpo malfeasance: Byron York forces ‘update’ on Santorum gym shower comments The short version is that Rick Santorum made a comment about a conservative student group being denied locker room / shower facilities at a YMCA because of their politics, which HuffPo and the usual suspects then…
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(Why am I covering the) Obama Press Conference LIVE

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

(Why am I covering the) Obama Press Conference LIVE

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8/9/2013 at 3:00pm
Obama is holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Eastern today before he leave on an extended vacation. Expectations are low.  He is expected to announce new NSA oversight measures. [press conference over – video embed removed] [Twitter feed removed] Obama prepared remarks on his intelligence community reforms are here. Some reactions:
 

German homeschooling family closer to deportation

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

German homeschooling family closer to deportation

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8/9/2013 at 2:01pm
In February and March we focused on the Romeike homeschooling deportation case, DOJ seeks deportation of family persecuted in Germany for homeschooling: The Romeikes are devout Christians from Germany who wanted to homeschool their children because of what they perceived as the secularist agenda in German public schools. In the United States, the…
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Tom Cotton asked

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Tom Cotton asked

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8/9/2013 at 12:37pm
Tom Cotton, running for Senate to unseat Mark Pryor in Arkansas, held a blogger telephone conference today. I sat in on it, breaking my usual policy of sitting in a hermetically sealed room with the drapes drawn and the lights out avoiding all human contact. All someone had to do was ask. Ed Morrissey…
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The Savage of Sbarro

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

The Savage of Sbarro

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8/9/2013 at 10:54am
On this date in 2001, Hamas bombed the Sbarro Pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed, including 7 children. The bombing was celebrated as a great victory for Palestinians, including by Palestinian university students. Ahlam Tamimi, the women who led the suicide bomber to the location, was a journalism student at Bir Zeit…
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The best customer service experience of my life

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Dear Roger Ailes — Here’s what you need to do

The best customer service experience of my life

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8/9/2013 at 9:02am
I had an email exchange last night with a customer service manager for a large tech company, who spontaneously offered this advice (redactions by me): Hello Professor Jacobson,: It is an honor to correspond with you. My name is ____________ and I am an ______________ Case Manager for the _____________…. Again, I’m sorry for…
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Belligerent Design

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2013

Belligerent Design

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8/9/2013 at 7:00am
From Foxfier: at a family gathering in central Oregon I noticed this car parked at our hotel and couldn’t believe the walking cliche; while I snapped a couple of pictures, a man walked up and said “hey, at least let me wash it before you take pictures!” Being as…quick thinking… as…
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MAD About Him

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2013

MAD About Him

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8/8/2013 at 9:26pm
Some good stuff in the Tip Line (which is more of a reader open forum than just for “tips”). H/t to JCClarke for the link I used in this tweet today: https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/365561974257508352 And this tip from Bruno Lesky shows how the fight against progressive propaganda is taking place at the school level, even…
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Email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2013

Email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down

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8/8/2013 at 7:11pm
Well, this was a bit of mysterious news today.  Apparently, the owner of Lavabit – the same email service reportedly used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden to contact human rights groups last month – has decided to shut down its operations in order to avoid becoming “complicit in crimes against the…
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Hillary will run for President, but only if the People demand it!

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2013

Hillary will run for President, but only if the People demand it!

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8/8/2013 at 4:30pm
That seems to be how this thing is going to develop. Private citizen Hillary is just going about her private business, helping establish the pantsuit as cultural icon and just chilling. The rebranding thing is really hard work. All the while, hapless fall-guy John Kerry travels the Globe trying to clean up the mess…
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