Monthly Archives: August 2011

ACLU MA – Appeals Court unanimously affirms right to videotape police

BOSTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled unanimously late Friday that Simon Glik had a right to videotape police in action on Boston Common. Mr. Glik sued three police officers and the City of Boston … Continue reading

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Rick Perry – Technicalities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/rick-perrys-k-street-proj_n_929584.html (First Posted on HP: 8/17/11) . . . Perry also railed at earmarks, the practice of a member of Congress directing spending to be used on specific programs. “Earmarks represent the wasteful spending that has most caught public interest … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

http://www.gocomics.com/mattdavies/2011/08/25

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Why DO you run for the Presidency of the country from which you want your state to secede?

http://www.gocomics.com/stuartcarlson/2011/08/30

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Cleaning up: Ben Sargent, Steve Kelley, etc.

http://www.gocomics.com/bensargent/2011/08/31 http://www.gocomics.com/stevekelley/2011/08/25 http://www.gocomics.com/drewsheneman/2011/08/29  http://www.gocomics.com/tonyauth/2011/08/31 http://www.gocomics.com/claybennett/2011/08/26 http://www.gocomics.com/mikethompson/2011/08/28 http://www.gocomics.com/chipbok/2011/08/26  http://www.gocomics.com/viewsamerica/2011/08/25 and this one I just couldn’t resist: http://www.gocomics.com/viewslatinamerica/2011/08/25

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it’s going to be a really rocky campaign trail: Rep. Steve Chabot Criticized By Tea Party Activists For Seizing Cameras From Democrats At Town Halls

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/steve-chabot-tea-party-cameras-town-halls_n_936465.html WASHINGTON — After banning and confiscating cameras at his town hall events, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) is taking heat from all sides — including from Tea Party activists Eric Odom and Judson Phillips. At a town hall meeting on … Continue reading

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WaPo: Rick Perry holds the record on executions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perry-holds-the-record-on-executions/2011/08/17/gIQAMvNwYJ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics In his nearly 11 years as the state’s chief executive, Perry, now running for the Republican presidential nomination, has overseen more executions than any governor in modern history: 234 and counting. That’s more than the combined total in the … Continue reading

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Members of 112th Congress – links to lists

Data sliced & diced by Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_the_112th_United_States_Congress list by chamber & state:  http://www.usconstitution.net/congress.html

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Jeff Koterba on Gadhafi (22-Aug-11)

http://www.cagle.com/politicalcartoons/PCcartoons/koterba.asp

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MoJo: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/paul-ryan-congress-town-hall “The think tank No Labels called the offices of all 430 active members of Congress and found that 60 percent of them weren’t scheduling town hall meetings. According to No Labels’ analysis, more Democrats than Republicans are shutting themselves … Continue reading

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