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“We’ve got a bunch of Eastern idiots running everything”

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

They’re living in their own private Idaho.

You’re not going to get any argument from me on that point. The Idaho GOP Governor’s debate was fascinating, for at least these four minutes.
 
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Issa issues new subpoena for Kerry in Benghazi investigation

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

Presses forward with Benghazi probe.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday issued a new subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about his department’s response to requests for information regarding the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi. From the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee website: Today, House Oversight and…
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Merritt Landry charges dropped over shooting of Marshal Coulter

New Orleans D.A. Drops Merritt Landry Self-Defense Shooting of Black 14-Year-Old

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

DA Cannizzaro: “Following Coulter’s most recent burglary arrests, any case that this office had against Landry was irreversibly damaged.”

Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when my self-defense law predictions are so often right. The New Orleans Times Picayune is reporting  today District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office officially announced they were dropping their efforts to prosecute Merritt Landry for attempted second degree murder over…
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Vassar removes Wall of Truth raised to protest anti-Israel campus climate (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

A Day after Vassar President condemns campus anti-Semitism, Pro-Israel Wall of Truth defaced by anti-Israel students.

NOTE: Literally seconds after this went live I received a message that Vassar had taken down the Wall of Truth which is the subject of this post after it was defaced by anti-Israel students.  The title and text of the post has been adjusted accordingly. Vassar College has been a hotbed of…
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San Diego Fire #01

My wild ride through wildfires roaring through San Diego County

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

Wildfires gone wild.

Never let it be said that Legal Insurrection doesn’t have the hottest news. Yesterday, I was having a business lunch in Temecula, north of San Diego by about an hour and just off of I-15. I went with the understanding that the Bernado Fire that had burned the day before was under…
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The NY Times’ Nakba Narrative

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

How the New York Times uses the Palestinians to bash Israel

On May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence and the modern state of Israel was born. And every year at this time the Palestinians commemorate Nakba. Not surprisingly, Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief of the New York Times spent May 14, writing about the iNakba app which was launched by…
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Harry Reid’s anti-Koch Brothers paranoia

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

“You can keep your First Amendment if you like it,” or something like that.

The spectacle continues. Harry Reid again today used the power of his position to single out two private citizens who have committed no crime, broken no law, and whose political speech is within the First Amendment protections as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court. Those two people are the Koch Brothers. In supporting…
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Just when you thought the White Privilege Conference could not get any worse

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2014

Indoctrinating teachers to indoctrinate your children in critical race theory and anti-capitalism.

The annual White Privilege Conference, which we first covered in 2010, is in the news because of video posted at Progressives Today exposing the almost insane indoctrination of teachers to indoctrinate students in critical race theory and anti-capitalism, White Privilege Industrial Complex exposed. In segment two of its series, Progressives Today exposes more…
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Vassar President condemns “racist, anti-Semitic graphic” posted by Students for Justice in Palestine

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Demands SJP “cease representing itself as an official Vassar group, pending these investigations”

Earlier today I posted how Vassar anti-Israel group’s unhinged social media sparks student bias complaints.  The social media campaign by SJP initially was a reaction to my speech at Vassar on May 5 against the boycott of Israel, and then grew more vitriolic in the following days. The following email was just send…
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Glenn Greenwald sells film rights to his Edward Snowden book

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

The story behind the Edward Snowden leaks is headed for the big screen.

Glenn Greenwald’s book on Edward Snowden and the NSA is apparently headed for the big screen. From the Hollywood Reporter: Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. The book by Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in…
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Opportunities after Nebraska, West Virginia primaries

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Sasse, Capito get GOP nod in respective Senate races

Nebraska and West Virginia held their respective primaries last night. In Nebraska, Ben Sasse defeated a broad Republican field and secured the nomination for the general election. Interestingly, although Sasse outpaced his nearest rival by more than 25% of the vote, he still came in just shy of a majority. That said,…
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Cat rescues boy from dog

Cat forces dog to check its privilege

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Today we are all cat bloggers

AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield A cat came to her best friend’s rescue Tuesday when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield and it was all caught on video. The surveillance video shows the boy, 4-year-old Jeremy, playing on his…
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Vassar anti-Israel group’s unhinged social media sparks student bias complaints

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Students for Justice in Palestine throws unidentified student under bus for anti-Zionist white nationalist and neo-Nazi postings across multiple social media platforms.

In February and March 2014, Vassar witnessed ugly and racialized taunting of professors and students regarding a class trip to Israel, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar.  The administration took a hands-off approach. Starting shortly after my appearance at Vassar on May 5, to speak against academic BDS, Students for Justice in Palestine…
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Bush’s Brain versus Hillary’s Brain

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

“Technically” accurate description of Hillary’s brain trauma versus claim Bush suffered from “presenile dementia”

“Bush’s Brain” was the name given by anti-Bush folk to Karl Rove. Rove is in the news for raising the issue of Hillary’s hospitalization. He didn’t use the term “brain damage,” despite people claiming he did. Instead, Rove referenced Hillary’s possible “traumatic brain injury” requiring hospitalization and special glasses. A Washington Post analysis finds…
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Is tent about to collapse on Michigan unions?

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Is SEIU Healthcare union 80% drop after workers given right to choose a harbinger of things to come?

Remember when Michigan union members collapsed a tent on attendees at an Americans for Prosperity event supporting changes to Michigan union rules? We do, Most chilling Michigan video — “There are people under there, oh my God”: As the union members attacked the Americans For Prosperity tent, a woman cried out “there are people…
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Hillary’s victimhood paradox

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014

Tough … or victim? Pick one, or both.

Hillary Clinton has a political persona that she is tough, but she achieved her level of prominence by being a victim. Projecting both toughness and victimhood is difficult as they’re opposing qualities. A tough person is admired for being proactive; a victim gaining sympathy is a reaction. Jonathan Tobin neatly summed up this…
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Egypt’s Gen. al-Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2014
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, is likely to win in the upcoming presidential election at the end of this month. His popularity has increased enormously during his successful battle against Egypt’s religious extremists who threatened to enact a wide array of…
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