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L.A.’s nanny mayor with Utopian intentions has made life hell

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

L.A.’s nanny mayor with Utopian intentions has made life hell

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2/13/2013 at 4:45pm
When Antonio Villaraigosa became mayor of Los Angeles in mid 2003, he promised to focus on quality-of-life issues the way Rudy Giuliani had so successfully in New York.  To Angelenos, the number one quality-of-life issue is transit.  Pretty much everything else pales in comparison (as long as you don’t live in…
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Obama Opens new Campaign with “Organizing for Action”

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

Obama Opens new Campaign with “Organizing for Action”

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2/13/2013 at 2:37pm
I talked to my mother last night, a long-time Democrat who voted for Obama this November. She said that she had tuned out the State of the Union address to pour a class of wine, because it was more of the “same, nasty rhetoric” she heard during the Inauguration Day speech. However, the…
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Prisoner X screen shot

Prisoner X

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

Prisoner X

Prisoner X screen shot
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2/13/2013 at 12:36pm
The mother of all mysteries, making Stuxnet look like a B-grade movie, is unfolding in Israel over Prisoner X. The New York Times has a good summary: The story had all the trappings of a spy thriller: an anonymous prisoner linked to Israel’s secret service, Mossad, isolated in a top-security wing originally built for…
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Freedom from Accountability and Responsibility

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BDS at Brooklyn College

Freedom from Accountability and Responsibility

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2/13/2013 at 10:43am
There has been a controversy raging about Brooklyn College’s sponsorship of a BDS conference. For those of you who have not been paying attention, the BDS movement seeks to delegitimize and destroy Israel by, among other things, boycotting companies like SodaStream, Sabra hummus and Aroma Cafe. The embrace given the BDS conference by Brooklyn College…
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Rand Paul #SOTU speech

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

Rand Paul #SOTU speech

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2/13/2013 at 9:31am
Just like the Rubio speech, a very good job. Unfortunately, I could not find it on a channel last night, so I didn’t see it until this morning.
 

Banana Joe was the star of #SOTU night

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

Banana Joe was the star of #SOTU night

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2/13/2013 at 8:13am
Instead of watching the Lincoln Of Our Time give his 573rd Gettysburg Address-like speech, I watched the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Trust me, I made the right choice. I did watch Marco Rubio, who gave a fine speech, and who took a sip of water during his speech and thereby proved how vapid and…
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Fracking is racist

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2013

Fracking is racist

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2/13/2013 at 7:00am
Oh, they’ll go there if they need to.  Do not doubt me. Welcome to my world. Spotted in Ithaca.
 

Will not watch

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Will not watch

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2/12/2013 at 8:52pm
Do not care what he has to say.  It’s the same old, same old straw men and class warfare. “Some say that government should do nothing while grandma dies and children starve as owners of corporate jets eat jumbo shrimp at 38,000 feet in the air, but I say we the people can do better, we the people…
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Alternative #SOTU

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Alternative #SOTU

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2/12/2013 at 6:30pm
Fight the Machine. Support Paul McKinley for Congress. Donate. Watch this Alternative SOTU speech, and spread it far and wide. More video.
 

Reports — Christopher Dorner in gun fight with police (Update – goes down in flames)

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Reports — Christopher Dorner in gun fight with police (Update – goes down in flames)

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2/12/2013 at 4:34pm
Reports breaking that Christopher Dorner, killer and rising hero in some left-wing circles, may have been located. We’ll update as hard news is available. Fugitive former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner exchanges gunfire with authorities in Big Bear area, sources tell @latimes and @ap— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) February 12, 2013 Update — looks…
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Exactly what Palin-haters didn’t need WaPo’s Suzi Parker to do

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Exactly what Palin-haters didn’t need WaPo’s Suzi Parker to do

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2/12/2013 at 4:00pm
Sarah Palin has taken to twitter to further confuse and confound what she has termed the “idiot media,” no doubt including Washington Post journalist Suzi Parker who erroneously reported that the former Governor would be joining Al Jazeera. The Washington Post’s Suzi Parker had failed to realize that a piece published on…
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The Great Republican Hope (in Massachusetts)?

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

The Great Republican Hope (in Massachusetts)?

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2/12/2013 at 1:03pm
Gabriel Gomez looks like an interesting Republican candidate for the John Kerry seat. Via MassLive: According to a biography on his campaign website, Gomez was born in Los Angeles to Colombian immigrants. An introductory video features Gomez first introducing himself in Spanish, before switching to English. Gomez graduated from the U.S. Naval…
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17 House Rs (and Sandra Fluke) call for VAWA reauthorization today

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

17 House Rs (and Sandra Fluke) call for VAWA reauthorization today

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2/12/2013 at 12:00pm
The House will consider the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) today, the same day the Senate voted 78-22 to approve the renewal. In expressing optimism that similar legislation would pass in the House, Senator Leahy pointed to a letter sent from 17 House Republicans to Boehner and Cantor…
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Tough choice — undergo unnecessary root canal surgery or watch SOTU

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Tough choice — undergo unnecessary root canal surgery or watch SOTU

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2/12/2013 at 9:26am
Remind me again why I should watch. Also, I can’t wait for the warm welcome Chief Justice Roberts gets this time, now that he cast the deciding vote in favor of Obamacare. Via NRO: Update: From RCP: The president’s speech, described by White House officials as an expansion of January’s inauguration theme of “opportunity…
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No longer any need to watch SOTU

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

No longer any need to watch SOTU

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2/12/2013 at 7:00am
This is all you need to know. Spotted at Cornell.  
 

Did Norks Nuke Again?

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2013

Did Norks Nuke Again?

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2/12/2013 at 12:18am
South Korea thinks so, via AP: North Korea is believed to have conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, following an earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural. The South Korean Defense Ministry, which raised its military alert level after the quake, said it was trying to determine…
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If only the NY Times paid this much attention to Benghazi

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2013

If only the NY Times paid this much attention to Benghazi

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2/11/2013 at 6:07pm
The New York Times has now mapped all the ways Chicagoans, who arguably have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country and only recently were allowed to possess them, get their guns. The maps and accompanying article are an attempt to spin the massive logic problem Rahm and other…
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