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We will fight them in the elevators

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2011
Thanks to reader Jennifer who writes … you are familiar with the cute little posters inside the elevators at Hampton Inns these days. This is the one in my elevator this morning in Asheville NC. Between the time I went down for breakfast and came back up, someone had placed a “bumper sticker”…
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Brian Leiter is upset about blog traffic

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
I have been warned almost since I started blogging that one of these days I would show up on University of Chicago Law School Professor Brian Leiter’s radar and that his world-renowned pettiness and nastiness would be visited upon me. But at least I’m in good company [added: link broken a/o 11-21-2011 10:45…
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Open – Shocking Breaking News Edition

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Shocking breaking news — Newt Gingrich’s health care policy consulting firm earned consulting fees from health care companies interested in health care policy! Shocking breaking news — Water is wet. Shocking breaking news — Taylor Marsh has harsh words about Sarah Palin. Shocking breaking news – some guy who loves broken windows said Failure is Good. Shocking breaking…
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The EU sense of humor.

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
It’s easy to pick on the EU’s operation in Brussels. When they aren’t spending six figures on cocktail parties, they choose to spend their time whining or condemning things normal people don’t even think to discuss. For example: Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can…
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It’s all going according to plan

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Detroit becomes Central Falls. Can you say “bailout”?  (h/t reader Thomas) Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
 

Good and bad cyberwar news

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
First the good news, completely unconfirmed but great to speculate about: Is the Stuxnet computer malworm back on the warpath in Iran? Exhaustive investigations into the deadly explosion last Saturday, Nov. 12 of the Sejil-2 ballistic missile at the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Alghadir base point increasingly to a technical fault originating in the…
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“There is no such thing in America as 99 percent!”

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Newt Gingrich got “mic checked” while giving a speech in Iowa Jacksonville, FL, via Raw Story (h/t @BillHobbs): The activists began to chant something about “the 99 percent” before being drowned out by tea party supporters. “Hold on,” Gingrich told the crowd. “I want to answer you very directly. There is no such th…
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“It is with regret and unflinching moral certainty …”

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
that Ann Barnhardt issued the following statement (emphasis in original)(h/t reader Charles): Dear Clients, Industry Colleagues and Friends of Barnhardt Capital Management, It is with regret and unflinching moral certainty that I announce that Barnhardt Capital Management has ceased operations. After six years of operating as an independent introducing brokerage, and eight years of…
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WaPo web traffic is a terrible thing to waste

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Jennifer Rubin needs an intervention.  Someone needs to convince her to stop beclowning herself in the Mittquest, Gingrich: The phony intellectual: When many in the mainstream media and far too many conservatives who should know better swoon over [Newt's] pronouncements, the cannier on the right and left justifiably roll their eyes in disgust….
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Elizabeth Warren decides not to mess with her day job

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Elizabeth Warren claimed to have provided the intellectual foundation for the Occupy movement, and of course, articulated one of the most pure redistributionist rationales which made her a hero of the Occupy movement. But Warren has found a place she does not want Occupied, her employer Harvard University. As reported by The Boston Herald: U.S….
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Doers v. Talkers

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2011
Makes perfect sense.  Both car owners believe in freedom for all, but only one is willing to do something about it. Thanks to reader Joel who writes: Seen today as I walked to my car in the parking lot in Westlake Village (Ca). Of course, just next to it on the bumper’s left side…
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Open (not Newt/Romney/Cain)

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
Trying my best to break the headlock Newt, Romney and Cain have placed on this blog. The rest of the world is falling apart: Who coulda predicted:  Israel watches as world rejects strict sanctions on Iran Only 4% of Republicans trust Michele Bachmann with a nuke. Mayhem Some guy said something about something. Conservatives thrown under the Minibus What…
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California Sup. Ct.: Prop 8 defenders have standing to defend marriage law

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
The California Supreme Court has just resolved a major procedural issue as to Prop. 8, which codified the “one man, one woman” definition of marriage into the California Constitution after the California Supreme Court held that there was a state constitutional right for same-sex marriage. The opponents of Prop. 8 sued in…
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Guardians of conservatism unite against flip-flopper Newt

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
Thank you Jennifer, Michael, Gene, Quin, Ann, and others, for telling us that Newt Gingrich is unacceptable as a nominee because he took some positions in the past that were not conservative. I don’t know where we’d end up without you. At least we have one candidate whose record is clean: Just before Mitt Romney…
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Time to go negative?

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
When I saw this Michelle Bachmann ad my first thought was, “Don’t go there, Michele, this will not help you.”  But on second thought, why not? I have been in favor of niceness so far, but I wondering whether it’s gone on long enough.  Why shouldn’t the candidates face the types of challenges…
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Romney supporter claims Newt bought my endorsement

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
The Romney trolls have come out in full force since I ran my post yesterday, Why I Support Newt Gingrich. Here’s an e-mail I received this morning (emphasis mine): You seem to have been a day early in your Gingrich endorsement, precisely because he has been slinking around under the radar with a…
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ReOccupy Wall Street – Live

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
You can watch today’s attempt to ReOccupy Wall Street live: