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Nevada Caucuses Results – The fantastic not actually so great night for Romney

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2012
What is going on in Nevada?  As of this morning, I cannot find any source reporting more than 71% of the results? Did they count the votes and decide to go home for the night before releasing them?  Apparently Clark County (Las Vegas) is the cause of the delay. Anyway, by the…
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We’ve got some of those

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2012
in Ithaca, too. Thanks to reader Bob, who writes: This was taken in Ann Arbor Michigan on the way to a football game. I had my grand daughter take it since I was driving (safety first). Love your blog, it’s a daily read.  
 

Romney tries to cut off Newt’s SuperPAC funding

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
I’ll post the Nevada results later.  Romney won big there in 2008  (51.1%) because of the heavy Mormon turnout at the caucuses and is expected to do so again. The big story was the revelation in The NY Times that the Romney campaign, both directly and through Jewish emissaries, has been trying…
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Saturday Night Card Game (If calling Juan Juan is a racial code word, what is calling Wolf Wolf?)

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
We have been here before.  The accusation that harsh criticism of Barack Obama or his policies constitutes the use of “racially tinged” code words. Invariably, the code word problem is defined in such a way that the accusation is self-fulfilling; the lack of an actual racial reference is used as proof of…
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Santorum’s Big Government Problem

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
Rick Santorum recently released  an attack ad on Newt Gingrich criticizing him as a big government conservative touting the line, “Rick Santorum for President. He doesn’t just talk a good conservative game, he lives it.” Why is Santorum drawing attention to his fellow candidates’ records of big government, when Santorum is so…
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No prosecution of Lance Armstrong

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
I have followed cycling for many years, and at one point was a pretty good cyclist myself. The family went to Paris in 2005 to watch Lance Armstrong’s last victory ride down the Champs-Élysées (as it turned out it was not his last ride, as he made a comeback but never won…
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“Your life or your limb” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
Conservative blogger John Hawkins (Right Wing News and elsewhere) poses the age-old conservative question: Choose to have your head cut off with a chainsaw (voting for Obama) or just a limb removed (voting for Mitt). John chooses life and limb (he’s a Newt supporter).
 

The Legal Insurrection Daily

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
I’ve just added a feature I think you will enjoy, The Legal Insurrection Daily. As you know, I use Twitter a great deal for the most up to date news, to interact with other bloggers, and to promote LI.  I have over 4100 followers on Twitter, but I also know that many…
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Another Pallywood hoax exposed, again

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
The Pallywood cottage industry of fake or misleading photos meant to demonize Israel never ceases. Last June I addressed this photo then circulating on Facebook purporting to show an Israeli soldier stepping on a Palestinian girl: Via information provided by Israel Matzav, I pointed out that the soldier was not Israeli, as evidenced by…
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Those kulaks sure are rooting for failure

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2012
Or they simply may be economically rational people.  Either way, it’s revolting. From reader Jeff, taken in Bradenton, Florida:
 

We better find the vision thing, fast

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
We are at the mercy of misleading statistics which nonetheless form the media narrative. I posted earlier today about workers leaving the workforce in droves, which drives down the nominal unemployment rate and renders it a misleading statistic.  Yet the details are the details, and the headlines are the headlines. Here are some…
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Work in progress

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
It happens on Fridays for me. Someday the truth will out, Newt Did Not Resign in Disgrace. Someday the truth will out, Sen Graham: We Were Too Hard on Newt in 1997. Someday the truth will out, Mark Levin goes nuclear over Romney’s inability to explain conservatism.  (h/t MadCon in Tip Line)  He speaks…
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The Facebook IPO and economic literacy.

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
The big news this week was Facebook’s initial IPO filing. The paperwork itself makes a good read, apparently “Facebook users upload 250 million photos a day, signal that they “like” items posted by friends about 2.7 billion times a day, and have created a web of 100 billion friends and c…
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Drop out nation

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
More news about the drop in the labor participation rate, via Zero Hedge (emphasis in original): A month ago, we joked when we said that for Obama to get the unemployment rate to negative by election time, all he has to do is to crush the labor force participation rate to about 55%….
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Romney continues to push myth that he didn’t attack in S.C.

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
Mitt Romney has outspent Newt Gingrich on negative advertising in every state, starting in Iowa, and was the first to go negative every time. Yet Romney, with absolute conviction, continues to say that the reason he lost South Carolina was that he was outspent by Newt, which is not true. Last night on…
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Just an old fashioned southern girl

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2012
Thanks to reader Jennifer, who writes: Another picture for your bumper sticker collection… spotted this afternoon outside of Raleigh NC. Gotta love it! Keep up the good work.
 

Bob “Who Are You” Etheridge is back

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
You remember Bob Etheridge, the long time Democratic Congressman from North Carolina who made internet fame with this performance: He was unseated by Renee Ellmers. But he’s back, and he’s running for Governor of North Carolina (h/t @John Nolte): In a statement Thursday, Etheridge said: “After considerable thought and a whole lot of encouragement, I am…
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