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60 Minutes On Loughner

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
I just watched a 60 Minutes segment on Jared Loughner, which included interviews with some of his friends.The segment confirmed that Loughner’s grudge against Gabrielle Giffords dates back at least to the time he met her in 2007, when he posed a question to her at an event she did not answer. …
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More Politico

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
I made the point about a month ago that I had grown tired of Politico’s news coverage: I find myself bored with it, and it seems to be drifting very mainstream media, with all the inherent liberal biases that entails. Sure, it may just be my impression, but there does seem to be…
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Just to Be Clear

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
In the news today it was announced that Marine Le Pen will be taking over the far-right French leadership. The so-called National Front party has been mired in controversy for years, but their leaders – notably her father, Jean Marie – look to prop Marine up as opposition to Sarkozy. I…
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The Sarah Palin, The Glenn Beck and The Rush Limbaugh

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
Now I understand the logic (h/t Moonbattery).[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LNJqQ527q4?fs=1]——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Will The Media Investigate Why Eric Fuller Targeted Trent Humphries?

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
Jared Loughner was not a political person, so far as has been revealed to date.  There is no evidence whatsoever that Loughner was inspired by, or even listened to, right wing radio or commentators, much less ever saw the 10-month old Sarah Palin electoral target map which caused numerous left-wing political types to…
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Another Tucson Shooting False Narrative Goes Bad

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
There have been multiple false narratives involved in the Tucson shooting.The first false narrative was that Sarah Palin, Tea Parties and conservatives were responsible, directly or indirectly, for the shooting.  That narrative has been thoroughly debunked in the past week, although writers such as Paul Krugman and political figures such as…
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Legal Insurrection Commenters Are Being Watched

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2011
From Chris Muir, Day By Day Cartoon, quoting commenter The Shadow regarding my post Glenn Greenwald Does His Israel-Firsters Dance Again:——————————————–Related Posts:A Journolista Wonders: “Was It All For Nothing?” Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Saturday Night Card Game (The Atlantic Plays The Race Card Against Herman Cain, Mildly)

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:I confess to not knowing who Herman Cain was until the other day, when he announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee.  I had heard his name, but I didn’t know anything about him. …
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Tucson Shooting Victim Who Blamed Palin Arrested for Death Threat

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
I posted yesterday about Eric Fuller, who blamed Sarah Palin and others for the Tucson shooting by Jared Loughner.Now Fuller has been arrested for making a death threat against a local tea party leader:The meeting room at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church on the city’s northwest side was packed with local dignitaries,…
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Cold Collect

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
Two parents lost their child in Queens earlier this week. She lived only an hour, but was still taxed $50 under the so-called “death tax” in New York. I suppose some people will do anything to close that New York state deficit… Earlier this year, a tycoon died “conveniently” before an…
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Happy Birthday, Wikipedia

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
As a history and philosophy major, I have to go through a battery of names and concepts in class in order to understand the more advanced concepts. I don’t think I would be able to complete half the background work that I do without Wikipedia, which turned ten today.But there is…
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Singapore: Even Their Problems Are More Efficient

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
One of my favorite city/states, Singapore (second only to Athens circa 350 BC…), was in the news the other day because of it’s large increase in property value. As the WSJ reported: “Previous government measures have to some extent moderated the market, but sentiments remain buoyant,” Singapore’s Ministry of National Development,…
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Kennedy Follow-Up

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
Last week, I reported that a Kennedy miniseries had been nixed. Now it seems the plot has thickened:”America’s most iconic political dynasty is at the centre of a censorship scandal after a TV network suddenly dropped a multi-million dollar series giving a warts-and-all look at the lives of the Kennedy clan.Those…
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Another Eliminationist Narrative

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
Stop the violent imagery:Via Powerline.——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Candidate Of Big Money Prepares To Spend $1 Billion On Presidential Campaign

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2011
No, not Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama:Bracing for a half-billion-dollar onslaught of outside GOP cash in 2012, President Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly working to bring back together the major donor base that produced a record-breaking fundraising haul in his first run for president….“They are getting organized in Chicago to start a…
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Being A Crime Victim Is Not A License To Make Up Facts

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2011
And does not immunize you from criticism when you do.From Democracy Now, Tuscon shooting victim Eric Fuller says:It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target. Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled—senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John…
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Homesteading was so 19th Century

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2011
A few days ago, I saw the results from the Seasteading Institute’s business plan contest. Many of you are probably asking what Seasteading is and why it has an institute. Simply put, The Seasteading Institute (TSI) led by Patri Friedman (the grandson of Milton), is a libertarian movement for “creating permanent…
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