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Please Ignore The Large Israeli Flag Behind Mike Huckabee

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2011
Andrew Sullivan loves to accuse conservatives and Republicans of blowing various racial and other dog whistles:The Bald Racism Of Rush Limbaugh (“Is any American more adept at exploiting racial dog whistles?”)”Media Is Everything” (“Breitbart, like Drudge, gets the web. He understands its subversive and rhetorical power: the sheer thrill of the direct access…
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Providence In Fiscal Free Fall

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2011
Providence, Rhode Island, where I used to work and near where I now live, is a wonderful city.  The always colorful Buddy Cianci took a down-on-its-luck former industrial blight and turned it into the crown jewel not only of Rhode Island, but of the Northeast.  I love Providence.These opening scenes from…
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The Paranoid Style of Politics In Madison and The Left-Blogosphere

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2011
Ann Althouse has been observing the revolution in Madison (brought to you by PEU™) and correctly observes that the Wisconsin protesters are losing their grip on reality.It’s not just the protesters.The supporters of the Wisconsin protesters in the left-blogosphere also are losing their grip on reality.Witness the BREAKING NEWS and SHOCKING story…
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Why Texas Is Soaring And New York Is Falling

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2011
The former gets it, the latter doesn’t but thinks it does.From Keith Burgess-Jackson, in Texas:From the Senior Executive First Vice President for Subway Affairs, in Legal Insurrection’s New York City News Bureau:For the answer to the age old question, “So how does brokeass, dumbass, redneck Texas stack up against progressive unionized Wisconsin?,” please consult the expert:”Conclusion: instead…
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Retired Cop Speaks Out Against Police Union Tactics In Madison

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
Thanks to a commenter to my post More Police Insurrection In Madison for this clip of a caller to a Wisconsin talk show about the conduct of police unions in the current protests:——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

The Half-Life Of A “Birther” Controversy Is Shrinking Rapidly

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
As I have documented here many times, one does not need to question Barack Obama’s birthplace or citizenship to be called a “birther.””Birther” simply is the new “racist,” an epithet thrown around at anyone who questions – or in the case of Mike Huckabee failed to accurately state – Obama’s narrative of his own life and…
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Lee: Not a prostitute. Not civil.

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
The Daily Caller has an absolutely hilarious article (which I hope will become a series) titled ‘Congressional Bosses from Hell’ starring Sheila Jackson Lee. There are some real gems in this one:Yet another staffer remembers requesting a meeting early on in her tenure to ask how best to serve the congresswoman….
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Emily Rocks

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
Reader and frequent commenter LukeHandCool’s daughter Emily stars in this music video for her new rock band:Mac Ballard “Sawtelle” from Lance Kuhns on Vimeo.Album soon?——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Will David Cicilline (D-RI) Be At The News Conference About The Mess He Left Behind In Providence?

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
If you want to see one of the greatest escape acts in the history of politics, witness David Cicilline’s election to the United States Congress last November in the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island.  Cicilline had been Mayor of Providence, and was endorsed not only by almost all the unions but…
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Supreme Court Rules For Westboro Baptist Church

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 ruling (Alito dissenting), ruled in favor of the right under the First Amendment for protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church to picket near the funerals of soldiers.Here is a key piece of the Opinion, written by Chief Justice Roberts:”The “content” of Westboro’s signs plainly…
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Russian Defense Minister Still Smiling

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
Via Instapundit comes word that Russia is embarking on a $650 billion expansion of its conventional military forces and upgrade of its existing nuclear forces:The graying bear is getting a make-over. Russia’s military is launching its biggest rearmament effort since Soviet times, including a $650 billion program to procure 1,000 new…
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More Police Insurrection In Madison

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
I wrote this weekend about the Madison, Wisconsin policeman who appeared in front of the protesters in the Capitol rotunda, while wearing police insignia, and announced that he would side with the protesters against the Governor, and how other policemen announced that they would not obey the legislature if the order…
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Wake Up and Hold Your Nose

Posted by  ▪  March 2, 2011
Spotted in Ithaca:And the bumper sticker on top of the trunk which is barely visible in the photo above:Of course, if there really were fascism here, the driver would be in prison by now.——————————————–Related Posts:Bumper Stickers – The SeriesFollow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on…
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Thugs

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2011
I have refrained from using that word so far, but the conduct of this mob towards one of Wisconsin’s Republican State Senators who was trying to enter the Capitol building is a reflection of a lawless mentality which has been rampant in Madison, and aided and abetted by some members the…
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Sheen & Gaddafi: Blurry Lines

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2011
Recently, Charlie Sheen has been in the news acting erratic. Thankfully, he hasn’t been elected to office yet, (though I’m sure more Americans know him than the Speaker of the House) so maybe it could be worse….A recent Guardian online quiz, though, shows the incredibly blurry line between the crazy Sheen…
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Mercurial Redemption, An Eco-Maniacal Opera

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2011
Legal Insurrection reader and sometimes commenter Bill Dyszel has produced a masterpiece opera, titled Mercurial Redemption, An Eco-Maniacal Opera.Here is his description:”An eco-maniacal opera, inspired by Elmer Fudd with music by Richard Wagner. Any resemblance to the classic “What’s Opera Doc” with Bugs Bunny is entirely intentional. The incandescent light bulb…
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Count Frankula Joining New York Magazine

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2011
Frank Rich, one of the worst flame throwers at The NY Times (which is saying a lot) and a frequent subject of posts here, is leaving The Times to join New York Magazine:Frank Rich is joining New York Magazine, beginning in June. Rich will be an essayist for the magazine, writing…
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