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Snowloween Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 8:30am

From Walter Russell Mead referencing cancellation of his own speech, and taking it all in good humor:

I was scheduled to give a talk at the Hannah Arendt conference here at Bard this evening on the problems of the green movement in dealing with the connections between scientific data and public policy,...

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Won’t you please come to Chicago

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Posted by    Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00am

just to sing?

Thanks to reader Joe, who writes:

Spotted this unfortunate billboard in Chicago (which is shocking, I know) on Western Ave near the I-90 entrance ramp. Felt like it was juxtaposed nicely with the billboard from those greedy, evil corporate fat cats at Big Red.

Keep up all the great work!

 
 
 

Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8:41pm

The pretext for the U.N. no fly zone in Libya was to protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi’s army.  The U.S., France and others then exceeded the U.N. mandate by attacking Gaddafi’s forces more generally, leading eventually to Gaddafi’s capture and field execution.

Back in March I asked whether Obama would protect Gaddafi...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Race-based attacks on Herman Cain expose left-wing hypocrisy, once again)

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 6:00pm

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

The attacks on Herman Cain from the left are gruesome, as Cain is reduced by his attackers to an affirmative action candidate who helps white Republicans hide their racism by allowing them to support a compliant black...

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Just like the Tea Party

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:54pm

Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies:

In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain...

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Please donate to the “Jonathan Alter Obama Scandal Education Fund”

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:26am

Never has there been a love as true or as blind as media Obamalove, as evidenced by this adoring puff piece written by Jonathan Alter for Bloomberg News, Obama Miracle is White House Free of Scandal:

President Barack Obama goes into the 2012 with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he...

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Out of the shadows

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Posted by    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Brian who saw this in the parking lot of this brew pub in Indianapolis, and writes:

I live in a much more downscale area, much more blue collar, and I never see this kind of thing in my neighborhood.  Apparently ostentatious progressivism is proportionately related to income, shocker right?

Thanks Brian for bringing this vehicle out of the shadows:

 
 
 

Romney picks tonight’s Game 7 winner

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 6:08pm

He’s staked out a position, and he’s not backing down.

From @StevenErtlet:

 
 
 

George Will for President! (?)

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 4:00pm

The title is facetious, of course, but nonetheless relevant in light of this “leak” of a portion of Will’s upcoming column which skewers Mitt Romney:

Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist  reviser...

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Elizabeth Warren, the Al Gore of Occupy Wall Street

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 1:26pm

Elizabeth Warren has stepped in it with her boast that she created the Occupy Wall Street movement:

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”

Warren’s boast was an overstatement much akin to Al Gore’s claim of credit for the internet, but even...

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Heavy-handed Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:35pm

Yes, this is the point, isn’t it?  It’s not just about big liberal government, it’s about big government.

By way of example, it’s why I am against centralize federal tort reform; just because you like the result doesn’t mean you have to empower the federal government to get the result.  And going...

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Beirut 1983

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:30am

This week in 1983 Iranian backed Shiites bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 299 Marines and French soldiers.

The Marines had been sent as part of an international peacekeeping force in the wake of the Lebanese civil war.  Iranian-backed Shiites who later formed Hezbollah carried out the attack:

Although no group...

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Despair

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:39am

From Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph (h/t reader John):

Instead of hope and change, the Obama presidency has delivered decline and despair on a scale not seen in America since the dying days of the Carter administration. Both at home...

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To each according to this bumper sticker

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Posted by    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to frequent photographer Jason who writes:

This one was parked at a hospital in Raleigh, NC. The sun was messing me up, so I had to get right up close to get the sticker on the right.

 
 
 

For your evening entertainment

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Posted by    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:59pm

From the files, a freak show on the Ed Show, with Anthony Weiner commenting on Alan Grayson:

 
 
 

So tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV

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Posted by    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3:15pm

Aka Rep. Connie Mack (R-Florida) is going to run against Bill Nelson in the 2012 Florida Senate race:

U.S. Rep. Connie Mack unexpectedly signaled late Wednesday that he will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, apparently convinced other candidates cannot defeat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson….

The other candidates are former state House Majority...

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Sending precisely the wrong signal

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Posted by    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 1:53pm

Whether Rick Perry ends up showing up at the debates or not, this sends precisely the wrong signal.  This is not May or June.  If you want the nomination, you show up to debates in November and December, without hesitation:

After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his...

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