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August, 2011  (Page 3)

Irene Open

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 9:50am

Looks like it was “just” a Category 1 when it hit North Carolina.

I’ll be interested to see what happens as it moves up the coast, because a shift East would be bad news for my home in Rhode Island.  We’re not on the beach, but much of our town is, so...

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Walker Beats Runners

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Phil, who spotted this bumper sticker in Appleton, Wisconsin:

 

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Turns out WI Justice Ann Walsh Bradley was the one with the anger management problem

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 4:46pm

I have focused from the beginning of the scuffle between Wisconsin Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and David Prosser on Bradley’s accusation that Prosser used a “chokehold” on her.  As I have detailed before, “chokehold” is a very specific term recognized by Wisconsin courts as being inherently dangerous because it puts significant...

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Two words missing from Ben Bernanke’s 3,500-word statement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:23pm

Ben Bernanke gave a very lengthy answer to the question “why has the recovery from the crisis been so slow and erratic?,” but Bernanke danced around the obvious:

Why has the recovery from the crisis been so slow and erratic? Historically, recessions have typically sowed the seeds of their own recoveries as reduced spending on investment, housing,...

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The importance of independent bloggers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 9:17am

It’s lonely out here in independent blogger world, working for the greater glory not the greater paycheck.

That’s not to say bloggers who work for The Man are not independent thinkers and writers, but the pressures are there depending upon who The Man is:

An escalating series of insults and allegations exchanged between conservative...

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MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Intro’d House Res. Condemning Sharpton’s “Racist,” “Anti-Semitic” Views

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 8:30am

In honor of Sharpton’s new position as an MSNBC host, a link to the full resolution, courtesy of the GPO.

From Scarborough’s whereases:

Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘‘bloodsucking [J]ews’’, and ‘‘Jew bastards’’;

Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish...

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It’s nice to be needed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to frequent photographer Jason for this photo taken earlier this week in Greenville, NC:

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Judge William Young sentencing the shoe bomber

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 3:28pm

I had heard this before, but stumbling upon it this afternoon, I thought it worth reprinting because few people are aware of it.

It’s the sentencing of shoe bomber Richard Reid by U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) Judge William Young in January 2003, in full:

Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to...

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Foreplay and America are back, baby!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:10pm

A ringing endorsement of Rick Perry from Kinky Friedman, with as many laughs per square inch as any endorsement I have ever seen (emphasis mine):

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in...

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No charges against Prosser; time for Bradley to step down

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:22pm

Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Justice David Prosser of using an illegal ”chokehold” on her.  At the time, I pointed out that if the charge was not sustained, and Bradley falsely had accused Prosser of using a potentially life threatening “chokehold,” Bradley needed to step down.

Now, a special prosecutor has just decided...

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An Apple what if

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:59am

Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple, likely for good.

What a lesson Apple holds.  I’ve never bought an Apple computer or “device” (although I did get an iPod as a gift), but I’ll never forget my amazement in law school in the early 1980s when a local computer store had...

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So tell me about West Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 9:28am

John Conyers (D-Mich), via The Hill, talking about West Virginia:

“There’s a big campaign going on about how you clean coal, and we want to examine that as critically and fairly as we can, but here’s the problem: I’ve been to West Virginia, and that’s about all they’ve got there…”

Joe Manchin’s response...

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I’ve never met a real charter member

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Marisa who writes that the photo was …

… taken in the parking lot of a small shopping center in Emerald Isle, NC at the end of July, Walter Jones is the Congressional Rep for this area.

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Is Romney the new Rudy?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 5:24pm

Rudy famously waited too long in 2008, by skipping Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, assuming he would win big in Florida.  He didn’t, because by the time the primaries arrived in Florida, Rudy was an also ran.

Back in July I suggested that Mitt Romney may be hurting himself by allowing...

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