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James O’Keefe subpoenaed by NH Attorney General

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
Twitchy.com reports that James O’Keefe has been subpoenaed by the New Hampshire Attorney General in connection with his New Hampshire voter-fraud investigation. James O’Keefe tweeted early Sunday evening that New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney “attempted to serve a criminal grand jury subpoena on me at event in NH”: James then tweeted: He’s not the first…
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No longer feeling sorry for Dick Lugar

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
I’ve been traveling without a computer this weekend but this story at IndyStar is worth a PDA post, so excuse some formatting issues like no embedded links. The inclination I’ve had to feel sorry for Dick Lugar that his career may reach an inglorious end is rapidly dissipating. Lugar demonstrates daily why…
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France chooses socialism over Sarkozy

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
Today challenger Francois Hollande unseated incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy with 52 percent of the vote, in doing so becoming the second Socialist president in France’s history. Sarkozy, who conceded defeat late Sunday, thanked the French people for his five years as leader of the country, adding: From the bottom of my heart I…
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Berkshire Hathaway’s Munger: “Civilized people don’t buy gold”

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
This Friday Charles Munger of Berkshire Hathaway addressed the growing interest by Americans in investing in gold. Munger, Warren Buffett’s “right-hand man,” and the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway made his comments on CNBC: Gold is a great thing to sew into your garments if you’re a Jewish family in Vienna in…
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed arraigned Saturday

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
Yesterday, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) was arraigned at Gitmo along with his four co-conspirators. The team at This Ain’t Hell was there, in person, and liveblogged the entire trial beginning with this photo taken from the parking lot full of media: This Ain’t Hell reports that KSM, whose appearance most remember…
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Yet another Obama campaign hashtag attempt: #readytogo

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m letting you know that the Obama campaign has unveiled yet another hashtag: #readytogo. Now they’re just making it too easy. The campaign, which officially kicked off Saturday in Ohio, even got some some college students (a la 2008) at Ohio  State University to lend…
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The Big Hopey

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2012
Another one from Bill on his trip to New Orleans. The sticker is from ProjectGoPink (Facebook), a Republican woman’s group:
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in defense of Elizabeth Warren is a vice)

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Elizabeth Warren and her campaign have been pushing the sexism-card very hard to try to deflect the dialogue about her self-identification as Native American, as status which has not been proven even to the 1/32nd degree. I mentioned yesterday how a law professor at Syracuse University played the “birther” and race cards…
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Liz Cheney eyeing Wyoming political future?

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Politico reports that Liz Cheney’s increased presence in Wyoming has caused some to wonder about her future political future plans there: With little fanfare, Cheney, a former State Department official and the eldest daughter of the former vice president, has spoken at six events in different corners of the sprawling state this year. She has…
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Why is Bill Ayers speaking at GreenFestival?

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
GreenFestival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, purports to be an experience for young and old alike to celebrate “in sustainable style” the food and philosophy of the green movement. The festivals are taking place across the country; this past April in New York, this weekend in Chicago, and upcoming…
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Heartland Institute unveils marketing campaign on Global Warming

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Free-market think tank The Heartland Institute has taken their policy insights one step further by securing a high-profile billboard on global warming: According to Joe Bast, the Heartland Institute’s president: The most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists….They are Charles Manson, a mass murderer; Fidel Castro, a tyrant; and Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Global warming…
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May Day protesters can’t explain signs

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
This week, May Day protesters converged on Chicago’s Union Square in order to protest for…. What, exactly, it seems many protesters weren’t sure. In fact, when questioned by a reporter, several were unable to answer simple questions about what their signs meant and why they were there. Tea Party activists were c…
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Taxation the old-fashioned way.

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Jim McAfee, of that McAfee, lives in Belize and has become the victim of their national “Gang Suppression Unit.” Technically, those who put him in custody were arms of the state working to preserve the safety of their citizens, though one has to wonder who was terrorizing who this week… In his…
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“Julia”: Obama marketing machine fail

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
In the days since the unveiling of the Obama campaign’s cartoon Julia, critics on both the left and the right have laughed off the cradle-to-grave depiction of life with Big Brother handling everything for “its women”: MSNBC’s Willie Geist: “They did lob this up as a softball for Republicans, one conservative saying, ‘Who the…
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A little big point about Elizabeth Warren’s 1/32 connection

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Much of the discussion in the media regarding Elizabeth Warren is about whether it is appropriate for someone who is 1/32 Cherokee to claim Native American status. There are numerous articles about what it means to be Native American, and who gets to define ethnicity.  That percentage question also is evolving into…
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Definition of insanity

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Reader and frequent photographer Bill is visiting New Orleans, where he took this photo, and writes: A bit of sanity in an insane world? I’m not sure.  Doesn’t it make us insane?
 

Richard Mourdock, before anyone thought he had a chance

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
He was kind enough to call me, and we had a great conversation. I realize it’s a lot easier to get a return call from someone not at the top in the polls, but not all candidates are that way.  (I’ve been trying to talk to a certain other insurgent Senate candidate…
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