Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 103)
 

“Xena, Warrior Princess” makes great TV, but not sensible reality

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Posted by    Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:57pm 1/26/2013 at 1:57pm

The timing of the recent announcement from the Obama Administration that it would lift the ban on women serving in combat positions was fascinating.

After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s responsibility dodging and Biden-esque responses to questioning by Senators yesterday, the White House needed a distraction and a way to appease their...

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Death By Regulation, California Style

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Posted by    Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:15am 1/25/2013 at 10:15am

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was an ode to big government.

And, of big government entities, perhaps the most toxic to the American economy is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  However, this federal agency cannot hold a candle to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in terms its ability to create a poisonous...

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Unions Attempt to Undermine San Diego’s Pension Reform Measure

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Posted by    Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:58pm 1/24/2013 at 2:58pm

I recently described how San Diego citizen activists helped pass public employee pension reform in San Diego, when we approved Proposition B in June of last year by an overwhelming majority.

Of course, no conservative victory can go unchallenged. And, when conservatives win clearly, opponents head to...

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San Diego Pension Reform Ballot Initiative — the biggest untold story of 2012

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:30pm 1/22/2013 at 3:30pm

Professor Jacobson made an exceedingly important point yesterday: Our focus must be on “changing what we can change, protecting what we can protect, undermining what we can undermine, acting locally.

Based on my experience in San Diego, I cannot stress enough the vital role that local activ...

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Energy independence within reach if we’re allowed to reach it

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Posted by    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:45am 1/19/2013 at 11:45am

In College Insurrection, I recently covered a story showing that North Dakota universities were about the only higher education institutions in the country expecting increased funding.  These revenues are courtesy of the state’s recent oil boom.

This is one example of how oil shale may prove to be more valuable to this...

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Flaming blasphemy — a Corvette body on a Fisker?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:45am 1/16/2013 at 9:45am

I would like to introduce the “Shrine of Flaming Capitalism’s Product of the Month“: The Destino.

And flaming is a worthy designation indeed. The Destino is essentially a Fisker body over a Corvette Engine.

Legal Insurrection readers may recall Fisker is a company that produces plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that cost over $100,000...

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“Journalism didn’t just die. It went to work for the enemy. “

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:15am 1/16/2013 at 8:15am

In the wake of the pathetic and distorted American coverage of the attack on our Libyan embassy and the subsequent death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, I wrote: American Journalism Has Been Officially Outsourced.

The stories from international sources proved to be far more accurate, and we are still awaiting...

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Breaking the “Left-Right Paradigm” one living room at a time

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:15pm 1/15/2013 at 12:15pm

I am often asked why I remain a registered Democrat, despite my decidedly fiscal-sanity oriented independent streak.

In part, it is how I can effectively fight the “left-right” political paradigm that is being used by the elite media and politicos to divide us, in order to better rule us.  My Democrat friends...

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California targeted for enhanced gun control activism

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Posted by    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6:21pm 1/13/2013 at 6:21pm

California’s conservative activists are preparing to battle back Sacramento legislators, who are using the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and their new super-majority to impose further restrictions on gun ownership.

A Fox News report describes some of the proposed measures:

Political analysts say the political landscape puts California in the pole position to...

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Who left whom, exactly? A look at “declining” Tea Party numbers from the inside

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Posted by    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 12:54pm 1/13/2013 at 12:54pm

The end of relationships can get real ugly.

In the wake of a Rasmussen poll showing that only 8% of those questioned identified...

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Shame the shameless shamers

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Posted by    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:30am 1/13/2013 at 10:30am

The French mathematician and French philosopher Blaise Pascal noted, “The only shame is to have none.”

I am going to have to disagree. In today’s environment, the only shame is having it wrongly turned around and used against you.

An advantage of having Democrats/former Democrats (e.g., Tammy Bruce, Mickey Kaus) as independent activ...

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Mother Nature and WSJ Mock Climate-Change Bullies

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Posted by    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 5:00pm 1/12/2013 at 5:00pm

Despite the best efforts of progressives who want to use global warming to control human consumption and the media that supports these efforts, it seems Mother Nature is not following their script.

Some examples:

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A “social media militia” can preserve our liberties today

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Posted by    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:56pm 1/12/2013 at 12:56pm

My recent post on “Independence Day” sparked a spirited discussion around poll data showing that only 8% of those questioned identified themselves as members of the “tea party” (hat-tip to gs).

This, in turn, became a topic of discussion among the a group of citizen activists formed to support our local group, ...

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“Independence Day” offers warning and inspiration to conservatives

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Posted by    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:00pm 1/10/2013 at 2:00pm

I am still shocked by the Speaker of the House John Boehner’s shock that President Obama said, “We don’t have a spending problem.”

That Obama is using the debt as a weapon of mass destruction cannot be a surprise to anyone who has followed news of the growing deficit even slightly since...

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The Anti-Israel Distortion of History

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:15am 1/9/2013 at 11:15am

College Insurrection regularly reports on courses in which aspects of American history are altered to promote a progressive agenda.

However, this distortion is not confined to the history of our coutry.

One Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) substitute teacher, who has a degree in history and is an expert in the Old...

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Trend in conservative protests — supporting retailers under attack

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Posted by    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 11:20am 1/6/2013 at 11:20am

It seems my first prediction of the year came true:  There won’t be any massive “Tea Party” rallies. Instead… more impromptu displays celebrating American principles and liberties will occur.

Over 60,000 people signed up to shop at Hobby Lobby Saturday in a show of support for the company’s freedom of religion. The...

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Americans Fight UN’s Agenda 21

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Posted by    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9:30am 1/6/2013 at 9:30am

Astute Legal Insurrection readers remarked that much of the “climate change” dialog in this country seems to be directed at getting citizens to support United Nation’s Agenda 21.

I wanted to offer some insights on this theoretically voluntary action plan that has environmentally protective sustainable development as its supposed goal from Dr....

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