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More evidence debunking Elizabeth Warren’s “elopement” story

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012
I previously wrote about how Elizabeth Warren elopement story falls apart.  That “story” is Warren’s claim that she always believed she was Native American because her parents said they had to elope because her father’s white family would not accept her mother because her mother was part Cherokee and part Delaware. The is no evidence of…
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September Jobs Report released to skeptical reception

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September jobs numbers showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent, below 8 percent for the first time in 44 months. In addition, employers added 114,000 jobs in September. James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute referred to the report as “the sickly, stagnant September jobs report,”…
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Obama can celebrate the jobs report, the American people cannot

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012

Revenge of how the “unemployment rate” is calculated

Who could have predicted this, a made for headlines declining nominal “unemployment rate” which would be used by the Obama campaign to its advantage while the reality underneath the numbers showed a disaster. I predicted it, as did many others. The September jobs report has the headline the Obama campaign wanted:  September Jobs Report:…
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“the president’s restrained approach to communicating with the electorate”

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012
I wrote off Politico a long time ago.  Remind me not to look at the Politico links you send. Sure, just like NYT and WaPo it’s hard not to look and link, because it covers so much ground. But really, nonsense like this article written from three of the biggest names at Politico,…
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Roundup of the liberal meltdowns after debate

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012
The left must not have been mentally prepared for Obama’s stuttering, stammering, deer-in-the-headlights, dismal debate performance Wednesday night. Because the reaction from the left was total meltdown. So I’ve compiled the best. Feel free to add your own in the comments. The meltdown that started it all: Chris Matthews’s on Rachel Maddow’s post-debate…
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Bumper sticker in the defense of freedom is no vice

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2012
From reader Larry in Miami, who took this photo on Lincoln Rd in South Beach.  Larry is an expectant father, and further writes: That debate was so exciting! We were jumping up and down on the sofa LOL Please don’t let the mother-to-be jump on the couch, or at least spot her. And be…
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Has Elizabeth Warren ever done pro bono litigation?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
I was just on the Silvio Canto Blog Talk Radio Show, and towards the end of our discussion, when I was talking about how Elizabeth Warren has worked on at least 22 court litigations since joining Harvard earning hundreds of thousands of dollars, it dawned on me: In all of my searches…
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Tears of the Clowns

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
From reader Tim, who writes: Not a bumper sticker but it should be … They all look like they just ate a big ol bowl of poop. And a summary of the debate from the folks at NMA:
 
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Branco Cartoon – A Chainsaw We Can Believe In

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
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Sorry AARP, you own Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
I have written numerous times about AARP’s love affair with Obamacare, including recently disclosed documents showing coordination of strategy.  Proponents of Obamacare often cited AARP’s support as the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Few AARP members probably realize how big a role AARP played in Obamacare. AARP, however, is not…
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A new cloak for media bias: the fact-check segment

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
The media have fully deployed their defenses to protect President Obama after his dismal debate performance last night. So far two tactics have been employed, the first is the thinly veiled “fact check” attacks, while the other is calling Romney a bully for his take-charge performance. It is unsurpising that the same…
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Massachusetts BBO General Counsel has some explaining to do

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012

Issued speculative “personal” opinion

As detailed here before, within hours of my posting about Elizabeth Warren’s lack of a Massachusetts law license, Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, gave an interview to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in which he defended Warren. Fredrickson did not indicate in the interview as reported that…
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Debate Verdict: Still waiting for that defining moment

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
I watched the debate without the company of the Web or Twitter, so I was surprised afterward to see the consensus that Romney had wiped the floor with Obama.   I humbly disagree.  He did well.  He didn’t do well enough. Last night was a major reason why so many people, including Professor…
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Branco Cartoon – End of an Error

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren’s white great grandfather shot an Indian

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
Elizabeth Warren still is not Cherokee.  She never was. Her family lore is grossly exaggerated, in all likelihood by Warren herself not her parents.  Yet whenever anyone questions this family lore, Warren acts like it is an attack on her family, thereby shutting down challenges to the stories. Warren relies on family lore…
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The morning after

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
I think it was a tremendous victory for Romney at the debate last night.  Usual caveats about there being a month to go, he still may be trailing in some key states, etc. Romney needed to take his case directly to the American people because the media is out to get him.  He did…
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The Leatherneck don’t give a …

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2012
From reader and prior photographer Ryan: …spotted this fine looking vehicle on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina while sitting at a red light this morning. I think the tailgate speaks for itself…