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Someone tell The Daily Caller to stop digging

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 12:27pm

“Passive-aggressive whining about people who dare to disagree with you” is Jim Treacher’s latest comment here, directed at me.

Bizarre.  He’s been commenting furiously in the comment section here because I wrote a post critical of The Daily Caller’s handling of the Mike Tyson video about Sarah Palin.

My post wasn’t directed at him, or...

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Minimum required debating smoothness

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:43am

Rick Perry is pushing back against criticism of his debate performances, particularly the Florida debate, by arguing that we should not elect the smoothest debater:

“As conservatives we know that values and vision matter. It’s not who is the slickest candidate or the smoothest debater that we need...

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TMI PDS

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Dallas, who writes:

On vacation this week on Hilton Head Island, SC, I spotted an interesting bumper sticker collection (attached). Note the corner  missing from the Hillary for President sticker–possibly an attempt to remove  it(?).

BTW: the photo was taken in a safe manner (while stopped at a traffic light).

Keep up the great work!

Bonus question: What’s with this Palin sticker (I’m guessing it’s not a positive message)?

 
 
 

Netanyahu at the U.N. – Theater of the Absurd

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 4:55pm

Benjamin Netanyahu’s full speech at the U.N. today was a masterpiece. It is available at the U.N. website.  Listen to the whole thing, it’s about 45 minutes.

Here is a clip of most of it:

Contrast it with the delusional and dishonest speech of Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. today which included this line:

I come...

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Post-Debate Diagnosis

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 4:16pm

So where does last night’s debate leave us? I’d say stage 4, although not all have made it that far:

Denial √

In this stage, the world becomes meaningless and overwhelming. Life makes no sense. We are in a state of shock and denial. We go numb.

Anger √

Be willing to feel your anger, even...

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Obama drops $5 dinner raffle to $3 – again

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:31pm

I warned you not to pay $5 for the latest Obama dinner raffle, Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle.  Based on past performance, as the quarterly reporting date approached, Obama would drop the price.

And sure enough, a reader forwarded me an e-mail with the $3 offer (full e-mail image below)(emphasis in original):

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1:41pm

I listened to Mahmoud Abbas’s delusional speech at the U.N., perpetuating the Palestinians as exclusive victims narrative.

I’m listening to Benjamin Netanyahu now, a model of clarity on the threats to peace.  I’ll hope to post the videos later.

For now, it’s open time.

On the table not only is...

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The Rick Perry of lore needs to show up real soon

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 8:58am

My initial reaction last night was that Rick Perry did not have a good night.

My reaction this morning is that he had a disastrous night, possibly ending his chances of getting the nomination unless he gets his act together real soon.  I say “possibly” because it only is late September, and there...

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Road Trip, Part 2

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7:00am

More from reader “Joe’s” recent road trip.

Also snapped this pic of the back of a car on the Blue Ridge Parkway on my way home.

I got a kick out of the image of the dog howling “obama”. The one sticker asks, “What are you grateful for?”

****I’m grateful we now have alternative information sources like your
blog, and others, Bill.***

cheers. If you’re ever in Rapid City, swing by & we’ll drink a beer or two.

 
 
 

Florida Early Onset Debate Fatigue Coverage (Tweet of Night added)

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 8:39pm

I already have debate fatigue.

But will soldier on. Not “live blogging” but insightful and inciteful analysis at appropriate points. Comments are welcome and encouraged.

Final Assessment:  Rick Perry didn’t help himself; just don’t understand why he’s not more comfortable in this setting, not quick on his feet, doesn’t have good answers to...

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Elizabeth Warren: Everything you have belongs to us

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 4:04pm

This is almost enough to cause me to rescind my Bye Bye Brown pronouncement, because Elizabeth Warren ascending to the Senate to replace Scott Brown would make Ted Kennedy seem like the good ol’ days.

The progressives are in a lather about this video by Warren in which she proclaims an almost...

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“If this was 2013, Obama might be in a different groove”

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 3:00pm

There is one worthwhile clause in an otherwise worthless article at The Atlantic by Steve Clemons, Obama Tells Palestinians to Stay in the Back of the Bus.

Clemons lays out the fiction that the Palestinian strategic move to take land without peace is something Gandhi-like:

Obama’s position on this is dangerous in another sense as well.  Obama —...

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Thankfully, no corn dogs were served

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:56am

Check out the Cornell Chronicle article about my Tea Party talk, Law professor’s talk on the Tea Party triggers heated debate.

Could they possibly have picked a worse photo?  Thankfully, they didn’t serve corn dogs at the event.

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Conservatives coalescing around … Mitt?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:10am

Via HotAir, Mitt Romney has scored two significant conservative endorsements recently, Jeff Flake and Darrel Issa.  While that may not constitute a coalescing around Romney, it does help insulate him from RINO charges.  Whatever he once was, is he now the conservative who can win?

What’s up with this?

I think it may be dissatisfaction,...

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Road Trip, Part 1

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:00am

Name withheld for a reason which will become obvious.

From reader “Joe”:

I just returned from a road trip from SD to VA for my mother’s funeral.

As I drove down the WV Turnpike I snapped this pic of a billboard. I’d seen it before on a previous trip so I had my SLR all ready. There is another one, identical to this, in the opposite direction on another billboard.

Not as sharp as a static image but I was doing 70mph. (I know, I guess I violated your rule about being careful!)

Hopefully ***all*** the coal states depicted will vote against democrats  next year.

Update:  Road Trip, Part 2

 
 
 

The Palestinian bubble bursts again

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:13pm

Why the Palestinians thought that a diplomatic confrontation with the U.S. was the way to go is inexplicable.  Once again, they overplayed their hand.

Did they really buy into Obama’s rhetoric from 2009 in Cairo, or earlier this year about the Arab Spring?  In part, a big maybe, but I don’t think...

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 4:08pm

Not able to get to posting this afternoon, so tell me what’s on your minds.

(Maybe, what do you think about bloggers from other blogs trolling the comment section here?  Just a hypo, no one particular in mind.)

 
 
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