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s. 2049

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012

s. 2049

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4/13/2012 at 11:30am
Following up on my Penny Lobby post from earlier this week, I thought I’d tackle another coin-based issue: dollar coins. For the past decade or so, the government has been trying to produce and popularize dollar coins. Efforts to introduce the currency, though, have been met with failure (much like the Susan…
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Feigned outrage over feigned outrage

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012

Feigned outrage over feigned outrage

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4/13/2012 at 10:30am
I disagree with most of what Matt Lewis says in his post The triumph of political games: 7 reasons to reject ‘Rosengate’: The flap over Hillary Rosen’s comments  disparaging stay-at-home-moms like Ann Romney has gotten a  lot of play. I’ve been on the record (okay, on Twitter) mocking the  feigned Republican outrage….
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Welcome Anne Sorock

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012

Welcome Anne Sorock

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4/13/2012 at 9:28am
Starting next week, Anne Sorock will begin posting here. You may remember Anne from my post, When did you decide to become politically active? I had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago of meeting with Anne Sorock and Yvonne Ralsky, co-founders of The Frontier Lab. The Frontier Lab, among other things, utilizes “deep…
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Can someone provide me with a link to Obama’s statement about the crime and murder spree in Chicago

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012

Can someone provide me with a link to Obama’s statement about the crime and murder spree in Chicago

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4/13/2012 at 8:20am
I’m not saying Obama hasn’t made a statement recently about the crime and murder spree in Chicago. Murders are up 60% in the past three months, and there has been a daily rampage of shootings, including 7 shot overnight last night, and a mother and baby girl in their home the day before. I’m not…
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Bittah in MA

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012

Bittah in MA

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4/13/2012 at 7:00am
This is so 2008.  I bet many of the yutes don’t know what it’s about, and not knowing the source, probably think the owner of the car is racist for describing himself as a “typical white person.” What’s most surprising is to see this in Newton Center, MA, which is the belly of the beast. …
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Affidavit of Probable Cause destroys claim Zimmerman used racial epithet

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

Affidavit of Probable Cause destroys claim Zimmerman used racial epithet

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4/12/2012 at 9:08pm
One of hotest topics of argument has been whether George Zimmerman said “f-ing coons” under his breath on the 911 tape.  The left-blogosphere has used the alleged racial epithet endlessly to paint this as a racially motivated hate crime. CNN used three different audio experts to analyze the tape, but one of…
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War on ….

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

War on ….

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4/12/2012 at 8:45pm
things we hold dear: Allen West — They edited the tape, of course. Religion — Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name. Holocaust remembrance. Republicans — We’re rooting for failure again. Israel — what do 74 Dems have in common? and some things we don’t hold dear Their diversity-baiting. More Netural administration of justice, via Mediaite, (h/t Weasel Zippers), The Dersh…
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@hilaryr Tweets of the Day

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

@hilaryr Tweets of the Day

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4/12/2012 at 5:30pm
Twitter was lit up today with the @hilaryr controversy.  If you are not on Twitter, you need to be. Both Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney were trending during much of the day. Here are some of the better ones I picked out: Michelle Malkin: “Jim Treacher”: Iowahawkblog: Drew M: John Nolte: Dan McLaughlin: Dana Loesch: Update: This exchange had me laughing pretty hard,…
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David Cicilline (D-RI01) – Hey, so I lied to get elected

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

David Cicilline (D-RI01) – Hey, so I lied to get elected

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4/12/2012 at 2:35pm
I have posted numerous times about David Cicilline, former Providence Mayor and current Democratic congressman in my home district, RI-01. As I previously noted, Cicilline deliberately concealed the terrible financial condition of Providence during the 2010 election in a close fight with Republican John Loughlin: In June 2010, when Loughlin challenged Cicilline’s fiscal record in…
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Zimmerman bond hearing Live (Update: Aff’t of Probable Cause)

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

Zimmerman bond hearing Live (Update: Aff’t of Probable Cause)

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4/12/2012 at 1:25pm
Hearing was extremely short. Court noted that a two page affidavit of probable cause was filed.  Court finds probable cause exists at this stage.  Court notes that all further proceedings will be in Circuit Court.  Sets May 29th, 1:30, probable cause hearing in Circuit Court. Judge says will make public probable cause affidavit. Defense counsel…
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Depends on the meaning of “the rights of women everywhere”

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

Depends on the meaning of “the rights of women everywhere”

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4/12/2012 at 10:06am
Hilary Rosen last night: Ann Romney “has never worked a day in her life.” Hilary Rosen September 4, 2008: And what about the argument that [Sarah Palin] is a negligent mother who will be distracted from her important role? I am a mother who constantly feels the pressure from others about whether I am fit to be…
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Perp walk

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

Perp walk

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4/12/2012 at 8:48am
The media must be fed: Mug shot: Charges: The Speech Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by pressure or petition.  We prosecute cases based on the relevant facts of each case and on the laws of the state of Florida…. Update:  The Jury Instruction:
 

DADDD knows best

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2012

DADDD knows best

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4/12/2012 at 7:00am
Don’t be upset, your DADDD isn’t the only one who feels this way. From reader Diane: Seen this morning at Ace Hardware in Avon, CT, a small purple dot in a sea of New England progressive blue.
 

CNN liberal commentator: Ann Romney never worked a day in her life

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

CNN liberal commentator: Ann Romney never worked a day in her life

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4/11/2012 at 11:04pm
What do 2008 and 2012 have in common? The war on conservative women CNN commenter Hilary Rosen lit into Ann Romney for never having worked a day in her life: And Rosen is doubling down on Twitter: Ann Romney inaugurated her own Twitter account with a response: Update:  Rosen, a senior executive at communications firm SKDKnickerbocker,…
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Special Prosecutor Press Conference

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

Special Prosecutor Press Conference

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4/11/2012 at 5:46pm
Developing Story via Fox News: Zimmerman is in custody and, according to AP sources, will be charged with 2nd-degree murder. More details and official charges to follow during scheduled 6pm press conference with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. UPDATE (ongoing): Some notable quotes from Special Prosecutor Corey at the press conference: “We do not prosecute by public…
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“How are my kids’ opportunities affected by how many millionaires there are?”

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

“How are my kids’ opportunities affected by how many millionaires there are?”

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4/11/2012 at 4:45pm
They’re not. This is almost as good as his February 2009 rant. (h/t Free Beacon)
 

The Penny Lobby

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

The Penny Lobby

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4/11/2012 at 3:45pm
Getting rid of the penny is like converting to the metric system: people argue for years that it is inevitable, but it never really comes to fruition. Instead it remains a staple of elementary civics discussions I always wondered who would really lobby for the penny as it is today. While we don’t have to…
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