Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 95)
 

A status update on two of America’s dumbest criminals

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Posted by    Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/25/2013 at 2:00pm

At Legal Insurrection, it sometimes is worthwhile taking a look at the fruits of American justice.

I have some intriguing updates to share on two of our country’s most notorious idiotic criminals.

Readers may recall that the son of Mike Kernell,a Democratic congressman from Tennessee, hacked Sarah Palin’s email account during her 2008...

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Mayor Filner’s Third Strike Costs Him Support and Speech Invite

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Posted by    Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:30am 7/25/2013 at 9:30am

As two new victims come forward, it looks like San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) was engaged in a one-man “War on Women”.

Earlier this week, I reported on a press conference in which Victim #1 offered details on the “Filner Headlock” and other examples of sexual harassment by the mayor.

Now, two...

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New public planning approach: Less service, more tracking

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/24/2013 at 6:30pm

While news of a myriad of sex scandals in major American cities offers summer distractions, a few other items caught my eye:

With the US Postal service bleeding money after the explosion of social media, the agency is looking to end at-your-door mail delivery:

The U.S. Postal Service is marching towards a more...

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Due Process: The last defense of rogues, scoundrels, and Mayor Bob Filner

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/23/2013 at 2:00pm

The saga of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continues, as the ink is now drying on the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of her client, Irene McCormack Jackson.

A few hours after the press conference with Allred and her client, in which the troubling details of Filner’s...

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Problems Pile Up for San Diego Mayor Filner in Sex Scandal

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Posted by    Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:00pm 7/22/2013 at 8:00pm

There was a major development in San Diego today, as notorious civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred just finished a press conference with her client, a woman charging Mayor Bob Filner with sexual harassment:

Irene McCormack Jackson, Mayor Bob Filner’s former communications director, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of...

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Don’t let “Motor City Madness” make you forget about California’s bankrupt cities!

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Posted by    Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00am 7/22/2013 at 11:00am

Bryan Jacoutot ably explored the core reason for the Motor City’s recently fiscal crash: unfunded liablities.

As a former citizen of the Detroit area, I simply shake my head, as the city’s race-based politics and poor business environment caused me to flee to the Golden State over 20 years ago. Subsequently, the...

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Thanks to EBT cards, American welfare transforms into international family stimulus plan

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Posted by    Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:00am 7/22/2013 at 8:00am

Many of us were appalled, if not surprised, that the Tsarnaev family (including the suspected Boston bombing brothers and their parents) benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance upon their arrival to this country.

Now, it looks like welfare beneficiaries don’t even have to leave the mother country. Thanks to a...

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Colorado city proposes drone hunting permits; FAA threatens prosecution

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Posted by    Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9:30am 7/21/2013 at 9:30am

As Professor Jacobson’s recent pictorial essay noted, there is something for both the left and right to hate about the Obama Administration’s use of drones.

As the co-founder of San Diego’s first Tea Party group, I love the grassroots initiative displayed by the citizens of one Colorado town to address the concerns...

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Vitaminwater drowns in nanny-state activists’ lawsuit

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Posted by    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:30am 7/20/2013 at 9:30am

By its very name, you know that any lawsuit sponsored by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) will do three things:

  1. Target some successful, American corporate entity.
  2. Be based on anything other than science.
  3. Go counter to any interest that I, as an informed American consumer, have.

Que the most recent case: Vitaminwater...

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gives “sequester” a whole new meaning

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:00am 7/17/2013 at 7:00am

In my last report on San Diego mayor Bob Filner, I noted that he brought Washington, D.C.’s sense of teamwork and fair play with him.

At that time, Filner crashed  a press conference held by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith responding to the mayor’s call for a new tourism marketing deal.

Now, it looks...

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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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