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Obligatory Cain Affair Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 6:02pm

Although many in the media are using terms like “sexual harassment,” the woman appearing on Atlanta TV tonight alleges a consensual 13-year extra-marital affair.  Initial details here.

Update: More details here.

And, here’s the video.  The only proof she pointed to was relatively recent cell phone records.  That would prove they knew each...

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“There is no such thing as liberal journalistic bias” Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:54pm

Chris Cillizza’s The Fix blog at The Washington Post presents itself as a political reporting blog, not an advocacy blog.  It purports to be journalism in a blog format.

That distinction in the mainstream media, of course, really doesn’t exist in the newsroom or the blog sections.  Except for blogs or bloggers...

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Barney Frank retires, Democratic self-decapitation continues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 12:30pm

I was in the car this morning when I heard on the news that Barney Frank was retiring and would not run for re-election.

Obviously there is a lot of snark which could be thrown around, but this represents a bigger deal than Barney.  As more and more senior Democrats retire, the...

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DSK play-by-play

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:11am

Edward Jay Epstein wrote an extremely interesting piece on the day that the US became acquainted with DSK‘s name. Important parts of the piece that a lot of outlets left out:

  • What took place between DSK and the maid in those six to seven intervening minutes...
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Things you may have missed over the long weekend

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10:00am

Early last week I started a fundraising drive and also alerted readers to the opportunity to help this blog by shopping online via Amazon, Target and the other stores on the Shopping Page.  I appreciate the support of readers.

In case you were in a Turkey-induced stupor, you may have missed:

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Newt’s immigration policy crazy like a conservative fox

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:30am

Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann (as well as many Mitt supporters in the media) have been distorting Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration as one favoring “amnesty.”

Via The Shark Tank, here is a video where Newt explains his immigration policy.  I believe it’s a fully acceptable and conservative immigration policy:  Secure the borders...

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Hasn’t everyone?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 7:00am

Another photo from Linda taken at the Costco parking lot in Nashville, TN, which apparently is to bumper stickers what the Georges Bank is to fish.

 
 
 

It’s been four weeks since Politico broke the story of accusations against Herman Cain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 7:54pm

On Sunday evening, October 30, Politico broke the story that two women had complained about Herman Cain while at the National Restaurant Association.  In that first week, Politico ran several dozen stories about the accusations without telling us what the accusations were, while characterizing the accusations as sexual harassment.

During the subsequent...

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More tick tock in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 5:09pm

Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it’s too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up.

Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including travel bans on senior officials and other measures which will make it...

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Jump, David, Jump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:48am

The only reason, the only reason, the only reason anyone pays any attention to David Frum is that he is the mainstream media’s “useful conservative,” someone who screams about the crazy Republican Party and Tea Party movement.

He is worse than a carnival barker, because a carnival barker does not gain attention...

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Manchester Union Leader endorses Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 9:00am

Newt Gingrich has picked up the endorsement of New Hamsphire’s largest newspaper, the conservative Manchester Union Leader.

This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need...

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Eurogeddon

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 8:30am

Some scary warnings out there, as reported by The Telegraph:

As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an   international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up   of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.

Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and  ...

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So do I

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 7:00am

and I’m not even Christian.  In fact, it annoys me when people refuse to say it.  And please say Happy Hanukkah to me, not Happy Time When You Light All Those Candles For Some Reason.

Another one from Linda in Tennessee, found in her favorite bumper sticker hunting ground, the Costco parking lot in Nasheville:

 
 
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Jeremiah Wright still scares Democrats)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 6:00pm

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

As you know, I support Newt Gingrich.

But you also know that...

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Pakistan problems

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 4:16pm

NATO and/or U.S. forces apparently killed a couple dozen Pakistani soldiers at an outpost on the Afghan border.  The details are murky at this point: The Guardian reports that coalition forces say they came under fire and returned fire.

Pakistan has announced that it will cut off supply deliveries to coalition forces...

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The EU gets philosophical

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2:15pm

(at their own peril.)

I read an article in the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, that really got my eyes rolling. It is titled “Habermas, the Last European”:

Jürgen Habermas, 82, wants to get the word out. He’s sitting on stage at the Goethe Institute in Paris. Next to him sits a good-natured professor...

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Dissent is patriotic, but trolling is not

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:14pm

Since the new blog went live in mid-June, I’ve only banned about a dozen people (compared to 2700+ registered users).

I’ve banned someone who gratuitously insulted Kathleen, someone who had the “N” word in the registered e-mail address (no need...

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