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When the Ivy League is all you know, Columbia is a country

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
The best and the brightest, writing about the Secret Service scandal in the country of Colombia consistently spell it “Columbia” like the University (h/t @BuzzFeedBen via @AlexPappasDC):
 

My favorite Obama prediction, headline and photo

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
“Barack Obama Deficit-Slayer”, by Matthew Yglesias, June 22, 2009: As the economy recovers, tax revenues will rise, social safety net outlays will fall, and stimulus measures will begin to tamp down. If we can assume further growth in 2011, the complete expiry of Recovery Act provisions, and the winding down of the Iraq…
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Bloody mess

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
Considering the bumper sticker below, spotted in Ithaca, a little history lesson is in order: The Saint Patrick’s Day Four (also, The Saint Patrick’s Four, or SP4) are four American peace activists of Irish Catholic heritage who poured their own blood on the walls, posters, windows, and a US flag at a…
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Wild Turkeys

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
This video (via Above The Law, h/t tip from Badger Pundit) was taken on the edge of the Harvard Law School campus.  The building in the opening shot is a new building where Wyeth Hall, the dorm I lived in first year, used to stand. They had a hard time corralling the…
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The Catholic vote

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
but will they vote in larger numbers and against Obama this year? I’m not really in a position to assess that, so enlighten me.
 

The joys of being a small business owner in Obama’s America

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
A reader writes: Not sure if you have something planned for tax day, but thought you’d like a little perspective from the private sector. If you do use it, please hold back our names - a few of my clients are liberals! The joys of being a small business owner in Obama’s America. We are sole…
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The Obama Great Failed Recovery

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
What is known in the media and Obama campaign speak as The Worst Recession Since The Great Depression, or The Great Recession, is Obama’s excuse for everything. It’s Bush’s fault, Obama inherited all our problems, etc. The Bush Great Recession is Obama’s pass to pass the buck. So keep in mind, and repeat endlessly through November…
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#Flytilla #fools #foiled

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
Via Jerusalem Post: Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told reporters at the airport Sunday, “As you can see, things are working normally at Ben-Gurion.” The minister said the attempts by pro-Palestinian activists to enter Israel as part of the “flytilla” protest were still at their peak and praised police for enabling the airport…
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Liberal female pundits belittling Ann Romney have disqualified themselves, too

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
Put aside, for the moment, the snotty and snide aspect of Hilary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” Put aside, for the moment, the psychological need of liberal female pundits to belittle a woman who chose a different path in life, while the person whom they belittle has no commensurate…
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I wonder if he followed the Supreme Court oral arguments

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
From reader Benny who took these photos of stickers in the rear window of a van in Columbia, SC. Took these pics in a K-Mart parking lot a few hours ago…..apparently some people don’t like our prez. lol
 

Saturday Night Card Game (What is left of the Zimmerman-Martin racial narrative?)

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
I think this is a fair description of the racial narrative of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman: George Zimmerman (1) shot Trayvon Martin (2) because a black teenager in a hoodie is frightening (3) to whites, as proven by (4) Zimmerman’s description of Martin as suspicious because he was black, and (5)…
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Standing with Rebecca Kleefisch

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
Thanks to Charlie Sykes for reminding us that Scott Walker is not the only target in the June 5 Wisconsin recall elections: Other conservative moms have been subjected sexist attacks, but few have had to endure the volume of vile epithets raw hate directed at Becky. She has had to put up with the…
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The line runs rather directly from Sarah Palin hatred to Ann Romney hatred

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
A post at Bookroom Worm exploring the attacks on Ann Romney is getting a lot of attention: This transcends Leftist feminist sensibilities and touches upon a core issue in statism — namely, who raises the children? …. I am the counterweight to the state.  Therefore, I am dangerous.  I am subversive simply by…
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“We” never believed them, only “you” did

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
Joel Brinkley, currently a Professor at Stanford who spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has a column in the San Francisco Chronicle titled Islamists in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia not democratic. The thesis of the column is that Westerners who took Islamists at their word that they…
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It still always ends badly

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
It always ends badly: A commenter using the pseudonym “Milwaukeean” has been active here for the past couple of weeks regarding the various court and other disputes in Wisconsin. Milwaukeean didn’t seem to cross the line from dissenter to troll, made some good points at times, and often argued against my position and…
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We may have a winner

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2012
I’m not sure of what. From reader Steve, who writes: From a gentrified rural nursery in the Seattle metro area.
 

Mia B. Love competitive versus Jim Matheson in UT-04

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2012
The Salt Lake Tribune released a poll showing that all three Republicans contending against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson in the new Utah-04 district are competitive with Matheson. This is particularly significant for Mia B. Love (see my prior profile) since the main argument for her Republican competitors is that they had better…
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