Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 94)
 

Klan sighting at Oberlin likely just woman wrapped in a blanket

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00pm 3/5/2013 at 1:00pm

Oberlin College experienced some campus drama Monday with a report of someone dressed in KKK garb on campus.  Via Slate:

Oberlin College canceled classes Monday after someone reported spotting a person walking on campus wearing what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan-like hooded robe, the latest in a month-long string of...

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Guess what! It’s time for 700 pages more of fun Obamacare regulations

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:30am 3/5/2013 at 10:30am

Nancy Pelosi was wrong:  Even after passing...

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California’s “Green Energy” Completely Fails to Power State

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Posted by    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:30am 3/4/2013 at 8:30am

Back in the early 2000’s, the Enron scandal lead to California’s rolling blackouts. 

As a result, as an environmental health and safety specialist, I began including information on handing power outages into company safety manuals.

Now, thanks to “Green Energy”, it looks like I am going to have to revamp those sections. Wayne...

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California busted through spending limits to feed the unions

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:30am 3/3/2013 at 8:30am

Truly, California is a very special state!

Today, I want to explain why.

Washington Examiner’s Senior Editorial Writer Conn Carroll offered an outstanding 5-part analysis recently: California in Crisis.

The first article in that series asked the following question: What happened to the Golden State?

What happened?

To make a long story short, the same political...

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Nation’s gain in losing Congressman Bob Filner is San Diego’s loss in gaining Mayor Bob Filner

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00am 2/25/2013 at 11:00am

It turns out that when Democrat Bob Filner left the U.S. Congress after being elected San Diego’s new mayor, he brought Washington, D.C.’s sense of teamwork and fair play with him.

The San Diego Twitter stream was busy with events associated with the mayor crashing the press conference of our City Attorney,...

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Thousands attend gun support rallies held nationwide on Feb. 23

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00am 2/25/2013 at 7:00am

As Obama signed 23 executive orders to “control gun violence” that impact citizen rights under the Second Amendment, supporters of gun ownership held hundreds of rallies across the country this Saturday (Feb. 23) to protest these rules.

The theme for many was “Day of Resistance“; however, in San Diego, it was entitled...

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San Diego Sheriff’s spokeswoman stereotypes bloggers as “800-pound disabled man that can’t get out of bed and be a journalist”

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9:40am 2/23/2013 at 9:40am

It is really hard to be both a San Diegan and a blogger.

Recently, our Chief of Police casually remarked that if lawmakers play it right, Americans can be completely disarmed within “a generation.”

Now, the spokeswoman for the San Diego...

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Tea Party and Republican groups launch Hispanic outreach

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:14pm 2/20/2013 at 5:14pm

Never let it be said that Tea Party people were not game for a challenge.

The American Thinker contributor Tara Servatius reported on a poll that shows Hispanic Americans are fans of Big Government:

What drives Hispanic voters is simple, and it was captured with shock...

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Russia’s meteor strike is followed by California sky show

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:00am 2/17/2013 at 7:00am

As my San Diego compatriot Dean Riehm notes: Russia has become to meteors/meteorites what trailer parks have been to tornadoes.

Yesterday, a space object thought to be a “tiny asteroid” exploded over the Russia. The ensuing shock wave shattered glass throughout the region, injuring over 1000 people.

“When I saw some white narrow...

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American Women, not Koch Brothers, birthed the Tea Party Movement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:30pm 2/16/2013 at 1:30pm

When Professor Jacobson reported that cancer funding research had been used to smear the Tea Party, calling it a tool of a big tobacco and the Koch brothers based on plans hatched over a decade ago, I had one thought:

Anti-Tea Party advocates suffer from the single biggest case of projection in the...

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For $57,232 per year you get what at Brown University?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:30pm 2/14/2013 at 3:30pm

Sex change operations and nudity workshops.

Via this Providence Journal article comes news about Brown’s upcoming tuition, room and board hike (h/t EarthOceanSkyRedux):

Brown University has...

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Rand Paul Targets Brennan’s CIA Nomination over Drones

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:15am 2/14/2013 at 8:15am

Tuesday night, Rand Paul (the freshman senator from Kentucky) gave the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, calling for cutting corporate taxes in half and slashing trillions in federal spending.

Paul has been very busy.  Today, the Washington Times reports that Paul has just put a hold on...

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Obama Opens new Campaign with “Organizing for Action”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:37pm 2/13/2013 at 2:37pm

I talked to my mother last night, a long-time Democrat who voted for Obama this November.

She said that she had tuned out the State of the Union address to pour a class of wine, because it was more of the “same, nasty rhetoric” she heard during the Inauguration Day speech.

However, the...

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World atwitter now that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning

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Posted by    Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00pm 2/11/2013 at 1:00pm

I became a Catholic in 2010, in part as a response to my involvement in the Tea Party movement.

So, I was very excited about the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning:

He will be the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to resign in almost 600 years, with his departure...

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CNN anchorwoman gets a failing mark in climate science

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Posted by    Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:20am 2/11/2013 at 8:20am

People have been very interested in recent reports that highlight studies confirming the theory that an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs:

[A]n international team of researchers, using the most precise dating methods currently available, have determined that while the asteroid impact...

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Idaho legislator wants Atlas Shrugged on school reading list

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 4:30pm 2/8/2013 at 4:30pm

We recently posted a story on changing the direction of political dialog in this country, which asked the following question:

How do we get a foothold for conservative ideas in the public schools, and how do we expand that foothold over time?

An Idaho lawmaker may be providing the answer to that question:

State...

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Americans begin targeting Obama’s Drone program

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:34pm 2/7/2013 at 4:34pm

My son just asked for the definition of a “Sisyphean task“, as he is studying Greek myths in school.

My answer: Trying to address the most liberty-crushing item from the Obama Administration.

For example, I caught a Twitter hashtag that highlights a new concern about this administration’s policies: #sendinthedrones.

During the confirmation hearings being...

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