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50-State Union Protest Falls Far Short Of Predicted Turnout

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
Protests in support of Wisconsin public sector unions were organized by MoveOn.org and labor unions today.Promoters, such as David Dayen at Firedoglake, were predicting a million-person turnout nationwide.  But reports as of 7:00 E.S.T. today make clear that other than in Madison, Wisconsin, the crowds were sparse.The turnout in Madison was sizable, with estimates…
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Saturday Night Card Game (“Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep, Have You Any Wool?”)

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:And now we go deeper into the linguistic gymnastics which are required to avoid being called a racist.  Having covered Black Friday, Black Hole, Providence Plantations, Rejigger, Gobbledygook, and “No Asians,” among other words and phrases, we…
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Hitch on the Mark.

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
Christopher Hitchens has been on fire recently. First, he thoroughly excavated the falsifications in The King’s Speech (and went on to defend his criticism) and now he has called out President Obama’s inaction with his signature acerbic wit, asking if he is really Swiss.The Obama administration also behaves as if the…
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Story About Gov. Walker Being Kicked Out Of Restaurant Appears To Be A Hoax

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
The folks at Firedoglake were very excited about the story that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was kicked out of a restaurant in Madison, based on a report by a blogger in Madison:Sometimes, it’s good to leave detached, cerebral meta-analyses of politics aside and just get a taste of public opinion being…
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Miss Them Yet?

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
Spotted in Ithaca this morning:And while you’re at it, don’t you miss the old civility? ——————————————–Related Posts:Bumper Stickers – The SeriesFollow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Iran Having Trouble Finding Someone To Flip The “On” Switch

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2011
I’m sure the Iranian Minister of Whatever will soon announce that Iran has completely cured its Stuxnet problem.But that announcement will have to wait, because Iran is too busy right now unloading nuclear fuel rods from the Bushehr nuclear reactor, even though the reactor was supposed to go live this month…
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Phony David Koch Call Wasn’t Just A Prank, It May Have Been Identity Theft

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
A pro-union blogger impersonated David Koch in order to get through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.  The blogger, pretending to be Koch, made numerous inflammatory and outrageous comments hoping to get a reaction from Walker.  The blogger recorded the phone call, and then released the phone call, causing a political firestorm directed at…
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My modest proposal.

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
K. McCaffrey — Since the 1980s, when one third of their population fell below the poverty line, the nation of Ireland has seen tremendous growth. This is a testament to the glory of a nation of people who had been purged of autonomy for hundreds of years. In fact, Ireland was…
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By Deciding To Do Nothing, Obama Actually Has Done Something

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
What is Obama doing?No, I mean, “what” is he “doing”?  As in, is he doing anything?The Middle East is in flames, our domestic energy production is hurting as oil prices rise, job creation is almost non-existent, the deficit and national debt are out of control, people are almost coming to blows at statehouses…
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Exploitation and other crimes.

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
K. McCaffrey — According to a wikileak, Gadhafi has stashed over $32 billion in foreign accounts from various government deals over the years. In some circles, this is known as stealing. I guess this is pretty obvious information, no shocker that an African dictator would be a total jerk, but I…
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Think Progress’s War Against The Koch Brothers

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
George Soros made his fortune by breaking the British pound and other manipulative currency trading, and became known as “The man who broke the Bank of England.”  Yet this currency speculator who destroys for the sake of money is a hero of the left-wing because he doles out bits and pieces…
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Buy-cott Aroma Cafe

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2011
Aroma Cafe is an Israeli chain of espresso bars which has expanded internationally, including in the U.S.:Being Israeli, Aroma Cafe has come under attack (h/t AussieDave) by the Boycott Divestment Sanction movement of anti-Israeli activists.  Watch as the moonbats protest outside an Aroma Cafe location in New York:As to the boycott of Sabra…
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Providence School Board Approves Plan To Send Layoff Notices To All Teachers

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2011
The Providence, RI, School Board voted tonight to send layoff notices to every teacher in the school district, approving a plan about which I posted earlier, Providence Teachers Union Head Compares Layoff Notices To Pearl Harbor Attack. The notices are required to be sent by March 1 under state law, for…
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Why Play By Rules

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2011
when you can pay people to make them up for you? George Soros, the only acceptable billionaire by liberal standards, is opening up a hedge fund in this measly economy. How? Why? George Soros … is launching a new investment fund that plans to profit off of the “green energy” boom,…
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Stop The Freedom Lovers, Now

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2011
Well worth the read, Doug Mataconis:We Must Stop Those Evil Koch Brothers From Helping Expand Individual Liberty.——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

German Update

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2011
One of my friends is studying in Berlin this year. Recently, he went to a neo-Nazi protest (and counter-protest) in Dresden and wrote up his experience. I left out the context (which can be found in the full article here), but here is the meat of the story:Because the anti-fascist groups…
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Pawlenty Makes His Move?

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2011
Tim Pawlenty is taking a leading and unflinching public position supporting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the battle with public sector unions.As pointed out a The Hill, Pawlenty has been more aggressive and consistent at defending Walker:Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) sought Thursday to take the lead among possible GOP…
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