Daily Archives for April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013

“Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers”

TweetSee also:  language matters. Sorry, but I’ve been preaching this for over a dozen years here, and I get a bit tired of repeating myself. Maybe a macro is in order… (h/t Libby)

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

“Dad of West Virginia boy arrested over NRA shirt says he’ll fight punishment”

TweetFOX: A West Virginia teenager who was arrested and suspended from school after he refused to remove an NRA T-shirt is back in class. Fourteen-year-old Jared Marcum of Logan returned to Logan Middle School on Monday after serving a one-day … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

Taxation without representation? Hells yes! Post-constitutionalism has its privileges! [UPDATED]

TweetAnd it’s one two three what are we taxing for? Don’t matter we don’t give a damn we prop up Uncle Sam… Reason: Yesterday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to allow a vote on The Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

A terrorist beatdown, folk style

TweetAlmost a tech fall but not quite. Too bad. Would have made the domination that much more complete. I post this here for several reasons, first, because the people voting it down on YouTube are precisely the types who love … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

“USA TODAY Poll: Public support for gun control ebbs”

TweetBut remember, you aren’t “allowed” to suggest that the 24/7 cable news fixation on the terrorist manhunt in Boston — coupled with a militarized police presence in the streets while citizens were strongly urged to hole up inside their homes, … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

Today’s lesson

TweetLanguage matters. You can’t combat what you can’t name, because what you can’t name, you can’t identify. So let me help out:  “jihadists”; “Islamists”; “Islamic radicals”; “terrorists”; “unlawful enemy combatants”; “Muslim extremists”; “foreign nationals”; “illegal aliens”.  These are descriptive terms … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2013

Democrats get caught using Boston bombing to grow email fundraising list; their response “How DARE you politicize our politicization!” [Darleen Click]

TweetBecause everyone just knows you can’t send a “Thank you” to Boston’s first responders without your email and zip code On Monday, the DNC set up a page for supporters to “Thank Boston’s First Responders,” referencing those who responded to … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Darleen
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