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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:

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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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Egyptian Imam The NY Times called “moderate” holds “kill all the Jews” mass rally

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:52am

The NY Times has whitewashed the anti-Semitic aspects of the Arab Spring in Egypt since the beginning of the protests last January.  NY Times’ columnists like Roger Cohen have sought to glamorize and glorify the so-called “Arab Street” and Nicholas Kristof has waxed poetic about Islamist forces in the Middle East.

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“I’m the comeback grandparent.”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8:30am

I’ve said it before, it’s not enough to be a “not” candidate.  Not being Barack Obama is not enough, and not being Mitt Romney is not enough.  Any candidate who is to win the nomination and the general election is going to have to inspire, not merely be the default candidate.

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Self-insured

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 7:00am

From reader and bumper sticker photographer extraordinaire Linda, who spotted this at the Lowe’s parking lot in Nasheville, TN:

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Syria’s fuse is lit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 4:51pm

Just wondering how much longer until the explosion takes place.  Some links:

  • Walter Russell Mead, “when poets buy guns, tourist season is over.  They are buying them now in Damascus….”
  • JPost, “The Syrian military said 10 personnel, including six...
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It could happen anywhere, but it keeps happening there

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 2:50pm

First it was Lara Logan.  Then other female journalists:

The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders on Friday cautioned  news outlets on sending female reporters to Cairo’s...

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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:03am

From The Razor (h/t SoccerDad), a brutal takedown of Mitt Romney followed by a “he’s electable” endorsement, The Case for Mitt Romney:

I don’t like Mitt Romney. I think he’s almost a walking cliche of the smooth talking, Country Club Republican. I think he’s about as authentic as a Coach bag bought...

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Remembering Mike Spann

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 9:20am

The first American killed in the Afghan war, on November 25, 2001.  I’ve told his story before, but it is worth remembering every year.

This interesting video by The Daily Caller recalls the group of special forces similar to Spann, who worked with Afhan warlord Abdul Rahdis Dostum to route the Taliban in...

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MAILER-DAEMON

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 7:00am

A colossal mistake, of historic proportions, the Great Error, the greatest political error since The Great Depression, the MAILER-DAEMON of presidents.

Spotted in my hometown in Rhode Island:

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