April, 2013  (Page 1)

The high cost of low information voters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:31pm 4/30/2013 at 8:31pm

You may recall my post, Upworthy — or, How we are losing the internet to lowest of low information young liberals:

… I happened upon a website called Upworthy, which had one its posts run at HuffPo, Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever, Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators.

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Branco Cartoon – Not Red-y

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click hereBranco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco

 
 
 

The Koch Sequester

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:39pm 4/30/2013 at 4:39pm

If Koch Brothers Buy LA Times, Half of Staff May Quit:

At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.

Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s...

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Tuesday afternoon Open

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 1:19pm 4/30/2013 at 1:19pm

I missed the press conference today.

Did I miss anything?

Just going to leave this open for a while, as I’m under the weather a bit.

 
 
 

Mideast Media Sampler – 04/30/2013 – New York Times running interference for Obama on #Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:00am 4/30/2013 at 11:00am

1) The proof?

Yesterday I noted
that the New York Times seemed eager to relegate an article about the administration’s reluctance to believe that Assad had employed chemical weapons to the ash heap of history. In a new editorial, Ill-considered advice on Syria, the New York Times view has changed a...

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Boston Bombers got $100k+ family stimulus plan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:45am 4/30/2013 at 9:45am

The Boston Herald previously broke the story that the Boston Bombers and their families were on welfare until last year.

Now the Herald has some more details, apparently based on documents produced to Massachusetts legislators by the Patrick administration, Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits:

The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their...

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Iran sets its own “red line” on chemical weapons use in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:45am 4/30/2013 at 8:45am

Iran is declaring a red line in Syria on the use of chemical weapons … by insurgents.

I think this is more believable than Obama’s red line on use by the government.

Iran already is deeply involved in backing Assad, but needs an excuse to perpetrate a full-blown intervention.  That excuse might be...

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Best evidence Ted Cruz is doing something right

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:44am 4/30/2013 at 7:44am

The NY Times is concern trolling:

Cruz Breaks With Senate Tradition While Criticizing Colleagues (emphasis added):

In his short time at the Capitol, Senator Ted Cruz, a freshman Republican from Texas, has shown little regard for long-standing rules of decorum. But on Friday, he publicly discussed the closed-door dealings of the Senate Republican Conference...

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The Benghazi open wound

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:42pm 4/29/2013 at 8:42pm

Some developments today.

And as usual, Fox News is driving the media investigations.

Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer  says

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central  Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as  they prepare to provide sensitive information...

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Australian PM denounces anti-Israel academic boycott movement

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:10pm 4/29/2013 at 4:10pm

The anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement achieved a victory earlier this month when the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli universities, the first ever such resolution passed by a professional academic association outside the Middle East.

The boycott was proudly supported by the past President of AAAS, Rajini...

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Does not fit the BDS Jerusalem narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:05pm 4/29/2013 at 4:05pm

French court: Jerusalem light rail project legal

A French court ruled that Israel did not violate international law by building a light rail line in eastern Jerusalem.

The ruling on March 22 by...

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If not for prior #Gosnell Twitter campaign, would MSM be covering Bronx and D.C. revelations?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:33pm 4/29/2013 at 1:33pm

We previously noted how an active Twitter movement forced the mainstream media into covering the Gosnell trial, Infographic — Conservative Tweets Force MSM Coverage of #Gosnell.

Another pro-life group has released videos of clinics in the Bronx and District of Columbia, and it is getting mainstream newspaper coverage.

From The Washington Post,

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/29/2013 – Chemical weapons used by Syria, or not

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:15am 4/29/2013 at 11:15am

1) The New York Times, Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Obama Administration

Last week the editors of the New York Times asked Were Chemical Weapons Used in Syria?

It would be alarming if Mr. Assad crossed a line few others have crossed. Within one minute, nerve agents like sarin can trigger eye pain,...

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Pigford payoffs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:14am 4/29/2013 at 10:14am

The Editors of National Review have an excellent entry today in which the Pigford scandal is explained, Pigford Forever.

Here is a key point which is not often understood, that the payments were tied to Obama’s political maneuver...

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Boston Bombings 2 Weeks Later – What We Do and Still Don’t Know

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:00am 4/29/2013 at 7:00am

Previously, we brought you reports on the Boston Marathon bombings investigation and details into the lives of the suspects, first in The Lives of the Boston Bombers: What We Do and Don’t Know and then in a follow-up, New Developments in the Boston Marathon Bombings Case.

As the investigation continues two weeks...

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Collaborators no more in the conservative blogosphere

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:30pm 4/28/2013 at 8:30pm

I previously have posted about doom and gloom for the small conservative blogosphere, first in response to a post by John Hawkins about how bloggers need to go big or go home, Is there a place for me?

Later as to what I was sensing leading up to and after the 2012 election,

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Branco’s Chris Matthews cartoon on Fox News

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 6:38pm

Once again Fox News has picked up on one of A.F. Branco’s cartoons.

This time it was the Chris Matthews cartoon run last week, Hard Boiled. Here’s the screen shot:

Here’s the full segment, it appears and is mentioned at the 4:00 mark:

 
 
 
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