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Archive for March 16th, 2009

Amherst Faculty Boycotts Justice Scalia’s Lecture on Persuading Judges.

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

What academic bias so many professors tell me, THIS academic bias. Isn’t it about time that academia started showing some ability for introspective?

Peter Robinson from National Review Reports (Hat Tip RWSparkle):

The Shame of Amherst College   [Peter Robinson]

On Uncommon Knowledge this week, Mr. Justice Antonin Scalia.

With Bryan Garner, Justice Scalia recently published Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, and today we discuss the importance of logic and concision, the place of oral arguments, and the current state of debate—of true and rigorous debate—in our courts, in the media, and in the academy.

“My youngest child went to Amherst.  I went to graduation there, and while I was there I gave a lecture.  The lecture was boycotted by all of the faculty members at Amherst.  It’s no skin off my nose…but it shows a closed-mindedness that should certainly not exist in the academy.”

To watch the discussion in full, click here (video).

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTYxMmFjNmEzZjg2M2Y2NzViZmZiMTJjZGNkNjc5NjQ=

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Obama Camp: Yes we are spinning you, but we won the spin war and that is why we are here.

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

They are dishonest and in your face.

Remember when McCain said that the fundamentals of the economy are sound and defined aspects of it that were? The Obama camp went nuts. Now the Obama camp is saying it and the economy was a WHOLE lot better when McCain said it. Well here is their explanation.

Here is the Obama ad slamming McCain for saying the same thing Obama is now.

Chutzpah.

UPDATE – Glenn Beck had some fun with this story complete with the Obama Administration non-denial denial.

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Government Blows Your Money to Make Ammunition More Expensive

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

The military does not or rarely buys reloaded ammunition cases for small arms. The brass used in military owned guns is virgin brass.

Those brass shell casings still work fine once fired. All they have to do is be reloaded so ammunition manufacturers buy the used brass form the military which saves the taxpayers millions of dollars and helps keep the cost of ammunition to civilians down.

The Obama administration, in what is likely a response to firearm and ammunition sales that are at record levels, has ordered that all military brass is to be shredded and sold as scrap.

The Shootist blog has the rest of the details.

(Hat Tip Instapundit.)

UPDATE – the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has told Glenn Beck that the Obama Administration has reversed this policy.

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Indiana Legislators Listen Up: Two More States Move to Limit Red Light Cameras

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

Missouri News Leader:

Missouri Senate looks to regulate red-light cameras

Chad Livengood • News-Leader • March 11, 2009

Jefferson City — The Missouri Senate revived an effort Tuesday to regulate red-light cameras.

The Senate tacked onto a transportation bill an amendment that would require cities to positively identify the driver of a car running a red light in order to issue a ticket.

KBTX – Texas:

Bill Would Outlaw TX Red-Light Cameras, CS Man Volunteers to Testify

As College Station is expanding its red light camera program, a state representative is trying to stop it.

A Lubbock legislator has filed a bill that would end red-light cameras in Texas, and a local driver is offering help.

Lubbock did away with its red-light cameras last year when the citizen group that oversaw the cameras, determined the cameras hadn’t made Lubbock’s streets any safer.

At that time, the cameras also hadn’t made Lubbock any money. A College Station man is supporting that Lubbock legislator; he says money is what the cameras are all about.

Jim Ash has been fighting College Station’s red-light cameras in court, through a website, and with his G-P-S, since being issued a citation last fall.

Now he may be taking his case all the way to the Texas capitol.

State Representative Carl Isett, of Lubbock has filed a bill to outlaw red-light cameras.

(Hat Tip Instapundit.)

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15,000 People Protest at California Tea Party – LA Times Refuses to Cover the Story

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

What media bias – THIS media bias….

Patterico:

L.A. Times: We Didn’t Cover the John and Ken Rally Because Those Guys Are Idiots Rallies of 15,000 People Aren’t Newsworthy. Oh REALLY?!

— Patterico @ 11:42 pm

Radio personalities John and Ken recently hosted a “taxpayer revolt” in Fullerton with a crowd of between 8,000 and 15,000 — and the L.A. Times wasn’t there to cover it. At the Readers’ Representative blog is a letter that editor David Lauter mass-mailed to “dozens” of readers who had written to complain about the lack of coverage.

Thanks to each of you for writing. I appreciate hearing from all of you — even the ones who called me a moron.

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Michelle Malkin reports today, the LA Times is reporting on upcoming far left ANSWER protests before they even happen:

This is why Old Media is dying. The Los Angeles Times today recycles press releases from left-wing A.N.S.W.E.R. announcing a protest of AIG this afternoon and an anti-war rally next weekend. The paper has no problem serving as advance publicity team for radical Left groups:

Demonstrators plan to rally outside the AIG building today in downtown Los Angeles to protest the giant insurer’s decision to pay $165 million in bonuses to key employees. American International Group Inc. recently received the first part of $180 billion in federal bailout funds.

“We’re going to be down there with whoever we can get,” said Ian Thompson of the Los Angeles chapter of the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) coalition. “We’re going to be expressing anger and outrage about the new bonuses that were announced, that will be given to the very same folks who helped cause the financial meltdown.”

UPDATE – Related Story – Study says that elite media acts as ideological gatekeepers to censor news LINK …ya think?

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Going Galt – Atlas Shrugged # 27 on Amazon! Producers and small business working to reduce earnings to below the $250 mark to protest Obama’s tax plan.

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

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Atlas Shrugged is number 27 on Amazon.com. Tea Party protests are popping up all over and the press is reporting that producers and small businesses are trying to lower earnings to below the $250k level to protest this administrations big government economic policies.

Via Michelle Malkin:

Going Galt: Tax hikes have consequences

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 2, 2009 06:22 PM

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(Photo credit: Free Colorado)

There’s a new report on ABCNews.com about how upper-income business owners are looking for ways to reduce their earnings to deny the government their tax dollars. This is exactly what Dr. Helen was talking about in October and on our PJTV panel this weekend– the producers of this country choosing to “Go Galt.” It’s the sentiment you saw in the “Atlas Will Shrug” sign at the Denver anti-pork rally two weeks ago and at many of the Tea Party protests. And it’s the sentiment you see in the rise of Ayn Rand novel sales.

Tax hikes have consequences. Incentives matter. Only self-deluded wealth redistributors living in la-la-land believe otherwise.

ABC News Reports:

President Barack Obama’s tax proposal, which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more — has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it’s just by a dollar.

A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told ABCNews.com that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law.

So far, Obama’s tax plan is being looked at skeptically by both Democrats and Republicans and therefore may not pass at all.

“We are going to try to figure out how to make our income $249,999.00,” she said.

“We have to find a way out where we can make just what we need to just under the line so we can benefit from Obama’s tax plan,” she added. “Why kill yourself working if you’re going to give it all away to people who aren’t working as hard?”

Here is another installment on this story from Michelle Malkin. Be sure to follow the link and give it a read:

Going Galt, continued

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 10, 2009 06:49 PM

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VP Cheney & Karl Rove: Chris Dodd & Barney Frank Prevented Mortgage Reform – UPDATE: AP Misreports Story

Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2009

VP Cheney –

Karl Rove tells the world what we all already know about Frank and Dodd.

UPDATE – The Associated Press – in the tank as they usually are make no mention of what Cheney and Rove had to say about Frank & Dodd. What a surprise they left out the lead of the story…. 

Cheney: Don’t blame Bush team for economic woes
Sunday March 15, 9:13 am ET

Cheney says economic woes are not Bush team’s fault, cites global financial problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t blame the Bush administration for all the country’s economic problems.That’s the message from former Vice President Dick Cheney.

President Barack Obama constantly talks about the enormous economic troubles that he inherited when he took office in January. Cheney agrees that Obama did indeed came into power amid very difficult economic circumstances.

But Cheney says he doesn’t think the Bush administration can be blamed for creating the economic woes. Cheney says it’s a global financial problem. He says the idea that fault can assigned to the previous administration is “interesting rhetoric” but he doesn’t think people care about that.

Cheney spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/090315/cheney_economic_woes.html

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