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More Leftist Hypocrisy: The MSA 11 vs. Laws Restricting Abortion Clinic Protests

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
Several nights ago, I found myself arguing with a hyperpriviledged, self-identified anarcho-socialist (don’t ask me how that works) about the MSA 11.  He and his friends believed them to have been convicted by a racist Orange County jury, under unconstitutional laws. As we were discussing the constitutionality of political “speech” that made…
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Best #OccupyWallStreet Tweet Ever

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
Doubly good. First, because the tweet by CNN reporter Alison Kosik was hysterical, and second, because the humorless leftist reaction (added: here, here) to the tweet caused her to take it down, but it lives on because people grabbed screenshots.
 

Science: Leftist Anti-Semitism At Anti-Business Protests Predictable

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
Professor Jacobson and Andrew Breitbart’s recent coverage of anti-Semitic incidents at the Occupy Wall Street protests were no surprise to me.  A top notch study by political scientists Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit back in 2009 found that triggering anti-semitic concepts increased support for anti-business policies, and that Democrats were much…
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded scientific denier

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
There is a lesson here, it’s that we cannot allow science to become religion, and must always question scientific authority particularly when it is used for political purposes. From The NY Times (emphasis mine): Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for his discovery of quasicrystals, a…
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Can’t Stop The Signal – UW-Stout Caves

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
Facing legal action and Internet backlash, University of Wisconsin-Stout has decided to retract their decision to force a professor to take down controversial Firefly and anti-fascism posters:  In retrospect, however, it is clear that the removal of the posters – although done with the best intent – did have the effect of…
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Rats Good, Pilgrims Bad

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011
Sums up the bumper stickers of this West L.A. lefty’s Prius.  Of course, thanks to experimentation on rats and other animals, we aren’t dying in droves at young ages like the pilgrims.
 

The entire mainstream media will jump on this to impugn the entire #OccupyWallStreet movement

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
Just like they did when they found a crazy sign at a Tea Party rally. On the other hand, it might be dismissed as a mere aberration, with serious caution urged not to use the actions of a few to impugn an entire movement. (h/t comment by myiq2xu) Update:  More of the same here (h/t @AndrewBreitbart).
 

Obama “Jobs Bill” Headline of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
… Reid blocks attempt by McConnell to vote on president’s jobs bill Do you need to know anything else?  If so, the article is here.
 

Mass. Senate Debate Tonight

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
I’ll be watching the Massachusetts Senate Democratic Debate tonight at 7 p.m. because it will be the first appearance of Elizabeth Warren.  I haven’t decided what to do in the race, despite the overwhelming reader vote to support Brown, but I’ll be listening. The debate will be live streamed on the Boston…
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Fast And Furious Roundup: Holder Lied, People Died?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
I haven’t covered this scandal in a while, so here is a roundup of where this story has been going.  Who knows, it might even get serious enough that the MSM will take a break from looking under rocks in middle-of-nowhere-Texas for dirt on Republicans and focus on the ATF selling…
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NY Times’ poster child for #OccupyWallStreet not what he seems (Update: Cole responds)

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
The NY Times Dealbook section takes a very sympathetic look at the Occupy Wall Street protests, On Wall Street, a Protest Matures. The article leads with a feature on Andrew Cole, who arrived from Madison, Wisconsin (shock!) where he recently lost a job: “I think a good deal of the bankers should be in…
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“I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
So e-mails reader and commenter KC_MRBB KC_MRBB, with a link to the video below, referring to my prior post The “Richest 5%” Are The New Kulaks from October 27, 2008. Related: The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun
 

What Democracy Looks (And Sounds) Like

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
A common protest chant of the Occupy Wall Street crew and other radicals is “This is what democracy looks like!” – a trite, rhythmic expression of self-congratulation layered over an implication that they represent the true will of the people. Yes, these protests are examples of things that can happen in a…
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Iranian Pastor, Facing Death For Apostasy, Now Facing Death For “Zionism”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
Last week, I reported that an Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, was to be sentenced to death for apostasy.  Now, the political branches in Iran are upping the stakes, intending to execute him for being a Zionist threat to national security instead. We should all remember, as Obama continues to praise the Arab Spring,…
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