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“Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz”

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012

“Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz”

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7/24/2012 at 10:19pm
I understand, from a far distance, that the anti-Ted Cruz ads have been pretty brutal.  This report by National Journal, Four Signs of Cruz-mentum, indicates the last few days will be the worst yet: Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz: The main super PAC supporting Dewhurst, the Texas Conservatives…
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Entitleist

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012

Entitleist

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7/24/2012 at 5:38pm
Obama gets golf brand named after him (h/t Ragspierre in Tip Line) Greatest billboard ever? (via MikeAT in Tip Line) Some polling links from Charles: U.S. Chamber Poll: GOP’s Lingle Ahead in Hawaii Senate Race [was wondering if a chance, maybe] DCCC IE Backs John Barrow and Jim Matheson [these are two races we’re focusing on] California:…
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If I told you I’d have to …

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012

If I told you I’d have to …

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7/24/2012 at 4:31pm
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

Cherokees Demand Truth: Elizabeth Warren must “pay it forward” by admitting she is not one of them

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7/24/2012 at 1:38pm
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

“… they have food specifically made for cats in America? What a country!”

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7/24/2012 at 12:08pm
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

Lemonade stand owners didn’t make it on their own

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7/24/2012 at 10:42am
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

DiFi accuses White House of classified intel leaks

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7/24/2012 at 9:41am
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

10 sq. miles of bumper stickers surrounded by reality

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7/24/2012 at 7:00am
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 damages two campaigns with one rant

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7/23/2012 at 8:30pm
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, R.I.P.

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7/23/2012 at 6:30pm
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

Where’s Rick? A rebuttal

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7/23/2012 at 5:00pm
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

Comeback to “you didn’t build that” – Romney praised athletes’ families, coaches and sports teams

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7/23/2012 at 3:05pm
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

Syria threatens to use WMD which are figment of neocons’ imagination

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7/23/2012 at 12:20pm
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

Penn State penalties (Reader Poll)

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7/23/2012 at 10:21am
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

Cut it out

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7/23/2012 at 9:40am
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

Charge of the latte brigade

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7/23/2012 at 7:00am
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

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

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7/22/2012 at 5:57pm
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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