Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 94)
 

Book Review: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough (Update – new video)

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Posted by    Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 3:45pm 6/16/2013 at 3:45pm

James O’Keefe’s book, Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy, should really come with the following warning for summer readers:

CAUTION: Compelling book causes intense concentration; sunburn is possible.

As I recover from being toasted by...

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GOP outrage over IRS targeting of Tea Party — genuine or kabuki theater?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 8:25am 6/6/2013 at 8:25am

Following the unfolding scandal of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of the Tea Party, I keep the following thought in mind:

Neither party in Congress can be relied upon to satisfactorily resolve this issue.  They created the IRS, fund the IRS, and oversee the IRS.  All of this abuse happened on their...

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Then they came for Southern California’s beach fire pits

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8:15am 6/4/2013 at 8:15am

At College Insurrection, I recently covered a West Virginia professor who ranted that his state was a “national laughingstock” while deeming NRA members traitors.

The presumption!

California is the nation’s laughingstock!

And to prove my point, here is a story about one of  our most powerful bureaucratic bodies prohibiting a classic Californian summer tradition. ...

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Now for the “Lamentation of the Women”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 3:30pm 6/2/2013 at 3:30pm

I am still chuckling over Glenn Reynolds’ lede into a story about California:

WHAT IS GOOD IN LIFE? Dems Enraged Over Perry ‘Raids’ on Out of State Businesses. “Texas Governor Rick Perry has angered some Democrats for his high profile visits to blue states, inviting businesses to move to Texas.”

I am still...

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Book Review: Men on Strike by Dr. Helen Smith

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:30pm 5/28/2013 at 7:30pm

A few years ago, I rejected donating to a breast cancer charity in favor of one focused on prostate cancer.

I recognized that there was a vast disparity between the funding amounts and promotion levels for the two cancers — despite the nearly equal number of deaths from each of these illnesses....

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My Memorial Day Tribute to Self Defense

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Posted by    Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:33am 5/27/2013 at 9:33am

As we honor fallen American heroes this Memorial Day, I would like to pause for a moment in respect for a slain British Soldier:

He was a doting dad, a rabid soccer fan and the life of any party.

But above all, Lee Rigby was a British soldier.

And a day after he was...

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L.A. economic priorities — condom distribution bus tour

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Posted by    Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:30pm 5/26/2013 at 1:30pm

It is well known that the Golden State is experiencing economic troubles.

In fact, 10 California cities are poised to declare bankruptcy. Stockton has recently been given the go ahead to lead this fiscal emergency parade:

On Monday a judge ruled that Stockton, Ca. could enter bankruptcy. The city of 291,000 counts among...

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Cyprus Bailout Update Reveals Bad News for Greece

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Posted by    Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:15am 5/25/2013 at 10:15am

At the end of March, wealthy depositors with banks on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus had their accounts “levied” as part of a bailout deal for Cypriot financial institutions by other European Union members.

I delved into the news for an update on how the bribe plan worked. Admirably, as Cyprus receives...

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CA’s Senator Boxer follows RI’s Whitehouse in linking OK twister to global warming

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Posted by    Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:40am 5/23/2013 at 9:40am

If there is anything more pathetic than one Senator making political hay out of a natural disaster, it is two.

We recently recounted that amidst the reports of the death and destruction caused by the tornado...

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California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:15am 5/22/2013 at 8:15am

This post is dedicated to all the Legal Insurrection readers ready to give up on California!

As Tea Party groups stage successful rallies at Internal Revenue Service offices nationwide, one California organization is staging a frontal assault on this government behemoth.

One of the largest and most active Tea Party groups in the...

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Sheldon Whitehouse doesn’t let a tornado disaster go to waste

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:19am 5/21/2013 at 8:19am

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has been a focus here over the years because he’s Professor Jacobson’s home state Senator. 

Whitehouse’s speech against opponents of Obamacare, in which he invoked Kristallnacht and lynchings, is legendary in the wrong way:

History cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead. ...

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Are conservatives getting scroogled at Google News?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:45am 5/19/2013 at 8:45am

As most Legal Insurrection readers are avid news consumers, I bet many wonder why there are so many “low information voters”.

Perhaps Google is to blame. Take a look at their top news stories when I checked yesterday:

Now, compare this to Bing News and its top stories:

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My Tea Party group’s futile attempt to get IRS tax-exempt status

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Posted by    Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 8:16am 5/16/2013 at 8:16am

The news dam has broken, and a deluge of stories from conservative citizen groups of horrendous dealings with the Internal Revenue Service is now spilling out.

I would like to share the background on my group’s quest for tax-exempt status.  The Sou...

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Sweet Irony: Obama admin obsession with Tea Party comes back to bite it

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 3:35pm 5/14/2013 at 3:35pm

Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it better:  A rebel group of engaged activists, derided and harassed by authorities, becomes the obsession of a powerful political machine, leading to the demise of … the machine.

Now, because today’s Internal Revenue Service scandal involves rebellious conservatives pitted against a progressive government, this true story is...

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Don’t drink the global warming “wine”

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:30pm 5/12/2013 at 1:30pm

Happy Mother’s Day.

As part of my personal celebration, I am planning to indulge in one of my pamper pastimes: Sipping some fine California wine.

Sadly, eco-activists have targeted the Golden State’s vineyards in their latest fear campaign:

The study, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is billed...

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Senate Hacks Free Market with Bipartisan Support

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:06pm 5/9/2013 at 9:06pm

As a citizen activist, I remember how thrilled we were with the results of the 2010 election, in which the Republicans made enormous gains that were suppose to protect the free market.

Fast forward to 2013. ...

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California Mirrors Nation’s “Hunger Games” Set-up

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:15am 5/7/2013 at 8:15am

Professor Glenn Reynolds likens Washington, D.C ., to the iconic Panem, capital city of “The Hunger Games“.

As the nation’s wealth becomes concentrated along the Potomac, it becomes easier to make the analogy:

America’s capital seems bubble-wrapped in its own vibrant economic boom, while great chunks of the nation struggle with uncertainty about...

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