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Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
From reader Jon: I’ve observed you’ve been playing a few AC/DC videos in the right margin… I don’t know if that was in relation to this, but if not, figured you’d want to see it…. Awesome: Latest Cyber Attack Against Iran Nukes Plays AC/DC All Night Possibly the greatest virus ever?  Here’s an email…
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Cherokees Demand Truth: Elizabeth Warren must “pay it forward” by admitting she is not one of them

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
From Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren (Facebook group here): From Polly’s Grandaughter blog: “But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.” Elizabeth Warren Now she has the nerve to tell other people they need to pay it forward….
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“… they have food specifically made for cats in America? What a country!”

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
Having spent a fair amount of time in the late 1970s and early 1980s studying and traveling in the Soviet Union (where all goods were moved to market on roads paid for by the government, too), I really appreciate both the humor and substance of this post by Karoli, 34 glorious, American years: In 1977,…
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Lemonade stand owners didn’t make it on their own

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
Yesterday I pointed out the lemonade stand image near the end of Scott Brown’s “Let America Be America Again” video, with the suggestion the Romney and Brown campaigns run the image with the following parody quote of Obama and Elizabeth Warren: You own a lemonade stand, kid, good for you … but I want…
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DiFi accuses White House of classified intel leaks

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
Will Dems manage to stall inquiries into the leak of classified information on sensitive intel operations until November 7? Of all people, Dianne Feinstein is pointing fingers at the White House, via AP: The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that  the White House appears to be responsible for some…
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10 sq. miles of bumper stickers surrounded by reality

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012
I previously photographed this vehicle near my house in Ithaca, but reader and friend T.P. Hobbit recently photographed it with a brand new baby bumper sticker on the left rear corner: I’ve seen most of these before but not the “Criminalize Fracking” one on the upper left courtesy of the Sovereign People’s…
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Elizabeth Warren damages two campaigns with one rant

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
Elizabeth Warren’s viral rant about evil factory owners who live off others has damaged the Obama campaign, which foolishly inserted similar language into the teleprompter which then was read by Obama. The “you didn’t build that” narrative was more than a single line, it was an articulation of Obama’s political ethos, and…
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Sally Ride, R.I.P.

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away today from pancreatic cancer. She was 61.  Her ride in space took place in 1983. Not quite three years later the vehicle she flew, Challenger, exploded shortly after take off.
 

Where’s Rick? A rebuttal

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
This is a GUEST POST, at my invitation, by commenter Karen Sacandy in response to my post Where’s Rick?  ———————————————- Criticism has been leveled at Sen. Rick Santorum, that he’s not doing  enough for  Gov. Romney to defeat  Obama.  From my vantage point, that view misses a lot. Political junkies are a small percentage of total…
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Comeback to “you didn’t build that” – Romney praised athletes’ families, coaches and sports teams

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line as part of a broader speech about how successful individuals owe that success to government has dug deep into the psyche of Obama supporters. MSNBC dug up an old video of Mitt Romney speaking at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics (for comparison, take a…
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Syria threatens to use WMD which are figment of neocons’ imagination

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
From darling of the anti-Israel Jewish left, Richard Silverstein, Israel Invents Syrian WMD Threat, IDF Commanders Threaten Intervention: Syria appears to be entering an even more chaotic and dangerous period in its civil war now that Israeli officials are concocting potential threats that must be addressed by Israeli intervention.  The latest series of…
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Penn State penalties (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
The NCAA has imposed the following penalties on Penn State, via WaPo: Penn State was socked with a four-year postseason ban, the loss of 40 scholarships over four years and a $60 million fine stemming from its coverup in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. In addition, all victories from…
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Cut it out

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
I missed this last week as I was traveling in California.. Sarah Silverman, who goes from creating contrived outrage to contrived outrage, is a big supporter of Barack Obama and a big hater of Sheldon Adelson for funding SuperPACs aligned against Obama and Democrats. So in keeping with past performance, Silverman created a…
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Charge of the latte brigade

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012
From reader Judy: Saw this car in St. Charles, MO. Notice the nifty home-made bumper stickers on the very expensive car! The stickers say: “Offshore” Mitt Emily’s List Stands for Women Dressage? Give me a break! Not a Republican (Really?) Bin Laden is dead GM is alive
 

Ted Cruz supporters need to get out the vote — starting with early voting Monday

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Time to go for the big win

I am backing Ted Cruz, not out of a dislike of David Dewhurst but because Cruz is the type of star in the making we need, someone who can articulate a vision and stand up to both Democrats (I have no doubt Dewhurst can do that too) and Republicans (and therein…
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Joe Paterno statue removed in advance of Monday’s NCAA sanctions

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012
A statue of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was taken down Sunday from outside the university’s football stadium. A report from Louis Freeh that detailed the far-reaching coverup of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky led the university to remove the statue, announced earlier Sunday morning in a statement: Throughout Penn…
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Oh Canada

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012
Robin Williams once said of Canada, “it’s like a loft apartment overlooking a really great party.” But a study released this week said that while the U.S. has been partying, it appeared that Canadians’ net worth had leaped ahead of Americans’: The average Canadian has quietly become richer than the average American….
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