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August, 2011  (Page 4)

The right result in Strauss-Kahn case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:26am

It’s close to over, as prosecutors have moved to dismiss the indictment finding the alleged victim to be truth-challenged:

When they moved Monday to drop the biggest case on  their docket, the woman was portrayed as its fatal weakness. She “has not been  truthful on matters great and small” and has an ability...

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Taking from the windless to give to the windy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 7:00am

You know how much Obama loves windmills, and how overblown is the future of wind power.

In Britain they have been pushing wind power far harder and longer than we have, and it is turning into a fiasco of subsidies from the windless masses to the winded-gentry.

Anthony Watts has background in Britain’s Wind...

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Uh oh, Saif al-Islam free and talking

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 8:07pm

Contrary to rebel claims, Saif al-Islam, son and heir apparent of Moammar al-Qaddafi, has not been captured and is free and talking to reporters in Tripoli.

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Paul Ryan not running

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 4:20pm

Makes sense.  Very good guy, but didn’t seem to have his heart in it.

Via ABC:

After much speculation and some pressure from fellow Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin and the House Budget Committee Chairman, says he is NOT running for President.

“I sincerely appreciate the support from those eager to chart a brighter...

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Obama’s broken clock foreign policy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 3:11pm

I just listened to Obama’s statement on Libya, and while he didn’t spike the football, he’s pretty proud of himself.

And, if as it now appears Qaddafi is gone, and if what replaces him is not even worse, then Obama should be proud of himself.  But being right doesn’t make one’s policy...

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“Why are you not in Palestine fighting for the cause?”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:02am

This is classic (h/t BlazingCatFur).

A member of the anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction movement (we’ve seen their moonbat tactics before) confronted Muslim shop owners in London demanding that they not sell Israeli products.  The shop owners were not intimidated and demanded to know why...

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Rove

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:22am

This video of Karl Rove handing Bill Burton (former Obama press spokesman) his head on a platter has made the rounds.  Burton played the “blame Bush” and “blame Republicans” game as an excuse for all of Obama’s failures, and Rove eviscerated those arguments.

Bashing Rove is in fashion these days, but watch this...

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The problem with relying on taxing the rich …

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 7:00am

… in order to pay for your grand spending plans is that sometimes you run out of rich:

… based on 2009 IRS figures, … the number of taxpayers reporting annual income over $1 million fell 39 percent between 2007 and 2009; the number of super-wealthy individuals making over $10 million annually plunged 55 percent.

The carnage wasn’t confined to millionaires. The number of taxpayers earning over $200,000 per year also decreased by 612,000 – or 13 percent.

Ya didn’t think this through, did ya, geniuses?

Spotted in Ithaca:

 
 
 

Annual reading of Washington’s Letter to the Touro Synagogue

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 7:01pm

I’ve written previously about George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, in my post Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America

Washington’s letter should be required reading, but I doubt many people have read it.

But today in Newport the letter was read out...

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Libya, the end

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:11pm

Based on news reports and live coverage from SkyNews and others, it appears that Tripoli is about to fall to rebel forces.

Whether it is hours or a day or two, it seems on the cusp.

Updates:  Things seem to be moving fast.  Israel Matzav has video of celebrations in Tripoli, and there...

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Finally, a high-growth job sector

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 3:00pm

“Be a modern day Robin Hood” was the subject line of an e-mail received by reader redc1c4.

The body of the e-mail is below (red circle added).  It was hawking social work school, where one can specialize, among other things, in “welfare planning.”

The reaction from redc1c4 is that the e-mail reflects:

what’s wrong with this country...

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Gaza Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 12:45pm

From @MargieInTelAviv:

I would add one thing, “Easy, just stop firing rockets at us … and sending people across the border to kill us.”

Update:  NY Times covers things pretty much as you would expect.

 
 
 

Anonymity and intolerance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10:59am

Hey, I missed this controversy until it was over.

Via Instapundit (who is not anonymous), an anonymous law professor blogger created a blog called Inside The Law School Scam.  For about two weeks the anonymous...

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Sunday morning open

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 9:25am

Lots doing in the world.

  • The end is near for Qaddafi, or not, who knows:  “Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles from  Muammar al-Qaddafi’s main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after  opposition fighters launched their first attack on the city.  The rebels said Saturday that gunbattles and...
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Not a bumper sticker, but

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 7:00am

… something nice to wake up to on a Sunday morning.

Sent by reader Linda from Tennessee:

[Note: Text corrected, photo not taken on I-24]

 
 
 

Saturday Night Card Game (It’s only going to get worse)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 6:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

A couple of weeks before the 2008 election, in one of my first blog posts, I wrote:

The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the...

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Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:43am

The fallout from the handling of the case of Prof. Lawrence Connell is starting to be felt at Widener Law School.

Widener has confirmed that two members of Widener Law School’s Board of Overseers and fundraising subcommittee have resigned.  In an e-mail to me, Widener’s Director of Public Relations wrote:

That is not...

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