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Hey Copper, I Didn’t See Nothin’ an’ Nobody

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2011
The Democrat in Waukesha County who verified — on video – that the numbers from the city of Brookfield mistakenly were left out of the count reported to AP now insists she didn’t see nothin’ (via The PJ Tatler):I am 80 years old and I don’t understand anything about computers. I don’t know where…
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Spring spheres?

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2011
Kathleen I caught wind of the story of a girl who was volunteering in a Seattle public school over her spring break:”At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how…
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9th Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2011
In a split decision, the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has upheld a lower court decision to enjoin implementation of key provisions of S.B. 1070, the Arizona immigration law.  A copy of the 9th Circuit opinion is below.  The opinions was written by Judge Richard Paez and joined by…
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Important Obama Campaign Message To Be Delivered Wednesday

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2011
Having absented himself from the budget debate until the end, having run up several trillion dollars in debt, having expanded government, having proven himself completely incapable of comprehending that government is not the answer, Barack Obama is set to announce a deficit reduction plan.But as all things Obama, it’s likely to be smoke,…
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A Massachusetts Miracle In Wisconsin

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2011
A few weeks ago, when the protests in Madison were still raging, it appeared that Justice David Prosser would go down to defeat by at least several percentage points, and the recall efforts seemed lopsided against Republican Senators.  I urged readers to get involved because we could not let Wisconsin June 2011 Become Massachusetts…
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Gun Laws

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2011
I never paid much attention to gun laws.  Now that I’ve finished my NRA basic handgun course, I’ll start on what will be a very, very long process to get a hand gun permit.The laws are byzantine.  In New York State, where I live about half the year, I need a…
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“Take” and “grow” are two different things

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2011
Kathleen Vanity Fair, to which I begrudgingly subscribe (anything that keeps Hitchens on a payroll can’t be that bad, right?), brought my blood to a boil this morning when I read their latest article on ‘inequality.’ Here’s the gist: “Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth…
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Near Silence On Syria

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2011
The carnage in Syria continues at a dramatic pace, with the Syrian armed forces and/or police routinesly using live fire against protesters.Yet there is virtual silence from the world community and the Obama adminsitration.  Some recent words of  condemnation, but not much more.  No U.N. action; no sanctions; no demands that…
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Rocket v. Rocket

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2011
Via The Muqata comes the video below of the Israeli Iron Dome system taking down a Kassam rocket fired from Gaza.  The technology is not perfect, but it has taken down numerous Hamas rockets in the past few days:The success of the Iron Dome missile defense system so far – eight…
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Rocky, He’s Not

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2011
Can I call ‘em, or what.  Just yesterday I was noting Obama’s strangely detached from reality focus in his speech Friday night on avoiding having a school trip to the Washington Monument canceled if the government shut down.So what did he do yesterday afternoon?  He took what the press is terming a…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter War And Charges Of Racism Against Professional Left)

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:I warn you, this is hard to follow.  I’m not even sure I have the sequence down.  But as with many fights in which accusations of racism are thrown around loosely, I’m not sure the…
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Libertarian Christmas!… was cancelled

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2011
KathleenIs the government shutdown?No. And President Obama had to shove the “value” of compromise in our face:”President Obama surprised tourists with an appearance at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon. He was there to make the point that places such as the Lincoln Memorial are open today because The White…
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Quote of the Day

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2011
From a recently rediscovered colleague:”Government continues to struggle with the most mundane of tasks, including counting votes. Yet many people want it to take on vastly more sophisticated projects, like running health care.”His blog is here.——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Smile

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2011
There is no taking it back on the internet (h/t Cubachi):——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Strangely Detached From Reality

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2011
After the budget deal was announced late last night, Obama gave a speech, apparently reading a teleprompter once again, which was nothing short of bizarre.Obama gave a campaign speech, with the Washington Monument in the backdrop, and with the now-typical story of some letter Obama received from someone.  That is one…
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Countdown to the Shutdown / Update – Deal Reached

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2011
Endgame – Significant cuts, no distraction from the Paul Ryan proposal, and an up or down vote on repealing Obamacare in the Senate.  Worth it?11:15 – Mitch McConnell took to the floor.  Says moving on from saving billions to saving trillions.11:10 – Harry took to the floor of the Senate to…
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Comment Moderation

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2011
A blog post by one of the students in Jeff Cohen’s Independent Media class at Ithaca College, to which I linked this morning, has led The Lonely Conservative to argue that my comment moderation policy contributes to the content of the blog:Since Professor Jacobson’s niche is really a unique and organized…
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