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Revealed: Student “suffering from nightmares” after 3rd grade anti-Israel event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/21/2016 at 7:00pm
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On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold.

In fact, through the investigative and litigation efforts of Legal Insurrection, it has become...

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Video: The Liberal Bubble

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/20/2016 at 4:30pm
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This video by SNL was forwarded to me on Twitter:

I know something about liberal bubbles.

I live and work in one, Ithaca.

The video is a parody, but as we say,...

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Anti-Israel event to be held at City of Ithaca youth center

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:45pm 10/31/2016 at 8:45pm
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We recently wrote about Miko Peled after Jewish Voice for Peace accused him of posting an antisemitic tweet, Jewish Voice for Peace disavows BDS activist Miko Peled: “No place 4 antisemitism in our movement”:

Peled denied that the tweet was antisemitic, as detailed in the prior post. But the fact that an anti-Israel...

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Ithaca Schools spent $20k in losing fight over anti-Israel 3rd Grade event records

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/27/2016 at 4:00pm
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The Ithaca Journal has an article today about my court victory against the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) seeking records under the NY Freedom of Information Law regarding the anti-Israel 3rd Grade event.

The Ithaca Journal article, discussed below, reveals that ICSD spent over $20,000 in its fight to avoid having to...

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Another Legal Insurrection victory: Ct orders video released of anti-Israel 3rd Grade event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/23/2016 at 5:30pm
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On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, including

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The difference between Ithaca and Rhode Island

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00am 8/30/2016 at 7:00am
Don Bousquet Cartoon Entering Rhode Island Keep Your Smart Remarks to Yourself

As you may have noted from some of my recent posts, we recently bought a small waterfront house in my formerly-now-once-again home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

For the past six weeks I’ve been back and forth several times, and expect to split the year between Ithaca and Rhode Island...

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Amazing letter of support for police in liberal Ithaca, NY

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00am 7/31/2016 at 7:00am
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It’s not easy being a police officer in Ithaca, NY, where I live and work. Ithaca is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College, and is known for being “10 sq. miles surrounded by reality.”

First, despite it’s fancy (pseudo) intellectual and progressive “caring” veneer, there is a serious drug and violent...

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#BlackLivesMatter rally segregates speakers by race

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:00pm 7/10/2016 at 12:00pm
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In January 2016, I reported how an Ithaca (NY) Black Lives Matter rally over the death of Sandra Bland and others set up a procedure to segregate speakers by race, with “people of color” being given priority over whites, At anti-racism rally, Whites allowed to speak only after People of Color:

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BREAKING – Small Democratic Socialist town in middle of nowhere 8th most expensive to raise family

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:15pm 5/24/2016 at 9:15pm
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Ithaca, NY, loves it some Democratic Socialism of the Bernie Sanders type.

Ithaca is the second Most Pro-Sanders Zip Code in the nation, just behind the Mission District of San Francisco.

Here are the directions to my house, circa November 2008:

To live in...

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Palestinian Child Exploitation – 10-year old “Journalist” Janna Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30am 5/12/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the name Janna Jihad.

Janna is a member of the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh. Among the more infamous Tamimi members is Ahlam Tamimi, the woman who organized the Sbarro Pizza restaurant suicide bombing in 2001, and then broke out with a huge smile when she learned that more...

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On the cover of the The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/23/2016 at 7:00pm
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It doesn’t sound quite as good as “on the cover of The Rolling Stone.”

A reader emailed me a photo of a NY Times front page story today in which I am quoted.

Thing is, the Times article suggests I opposed the proposal:

Ever since Mr. Myrick, 29, unveiled a plan last month for...

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Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi barred from U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:45pm 3/9/2016 at 6:45pm
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Bassem Tamimi has been on these pages quite frequently in the past half year, most of it related to his appearance at an Ithaca, NY, third grade class as part of an anti-Israel propaganda event organized by local Jewish Voice for Peace activist Ariel Gold (now employed by Code Pink) and...

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The Most Pro-Sanders Zip Codes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:30pm 3/3/2016 at 5:30pm
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A secretly-conservative Ithaca reader forwarded this to me.

She used to be a raging liberal until she started reading Legal Insurrection. From what I hear, the Ithaca Common Council is about to ban Liberal Conversion Therapy, so I don’t know how many more people I can rescue.

She sent it because misery...

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Legal Insurrection notches another victory in Ithaca 3rd Grade anti-Israel case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/2/2016 at 7:00pm
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As detailed in a prior post, my Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) regarding Bassem Tamimi’s appearance before third graders at the Beverly J. Martin School (BJM) encountered a completely unexpected problem:

In brief, and incredibly, the teachers union in the Ithaca school district appears to...

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Google searches for “Move to Canada” spike after Trump Super Tuesday success

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 3:36pm 3/2/2016 at 3:36pm
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A couple of weeks ago, in response to seeing an anti-Trump bumper sticker in Ithaca, I wrote:

While I’m not for Trump, I have to admit it would be a guilty pleasure to watch Ithaca progressives running through the streets pulling at their hair and screaming about End Times. Half the town...

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Does Ithaca really need a government-run heroin shooting gallery?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:30am 2/23/2016 at 8:30am
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I’ll never forget my one and only visit to a heroin shooting gallery.

It was my first summer of law school, and I was working at the Manhattan (New York County) District Attorney’s Office. It didn’t pay much; we were paid $100 a week, in crisp $100 bills handed out at the...

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I bet I know what this guy’s hat looks like

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:10am 2/21/2016 at 7:10am
Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - Take Back America

Spotted by reader Laura in Ithaca:

Pessimist: obviously lost

Optimist: the message is spreading

 
 
 
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