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GOP counter-offers Erskine Bowles to Obama’s la-la-land (Update — Obama rejects out of hand, wants his pound of tax rate increases)

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

GOP counter-offers Erskine Bowles to Obama’s la-la-land (Update — Obama rejects out of hand, wants his pound of tax rate increases)

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12/3/2012 at 4:38pm
Via The Hill (h/t Drudge): House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue. The leaders delivered the offer to the White House on Monday with a…
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If we’re doing Doomsday, let’s really do Doomsday

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

If we’re doing Doomsday, let’s really do Doomsday

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12/3/2012 at 3:14pm
What does this solve? Via ABC News: Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. It’s quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no…
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Will Syria go chem?

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

Will Syria go chem?

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12/3/2012 at 2:29pm
It has been much discussed since the beginning of the uprising. There have been reports of suspicious activity at chemical weapons sites, but who knows what it real and not real. One thing is for sure, chemical weapons cannot save Assad.  The second he uses chemical weapons all bets are off with the…
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Yet more fear and loathing of American culture (and history) at the LA Times

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

Yet more fear and loathing of American culture (and history) at the LA Times

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12/3/2012 at 11:51am
Suffering through the top story in the arts section of yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, I thought of Andrew Breitbart, whom I knew a bit—enough to have had several conversations about how insidiously destructive the mainstream media are to American ideals. Breitbart’s passion and mission in life were to counter that influence. So…
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Palestinian culture of incitement is the core problem

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

Palestinian culture of incitement is the core problem

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12/3/2012 at 10:20am
We have known for decades that Palestinian leaders talk out of both sides of their mouths, a message of relative restraint to the West and a message of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli agitation at home. Hamas is more honest than the Palestinian Authority, as it has a unified message of hate. Now that Mahmoud Abbas…
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If Jevon Belcher didn’t possess a gun, would he and Kasandra Perkins really both be alive today?

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

If Jevon Belcher didn’t possess a gun, would he and Kasandra Perkins really both be alive today?

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12/3/2012 at 9:07am
Bob Costas’ commentary on the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs player Jevon Belcher is receiving a lot of attention. I understand the points, via Ed Morrissey,  that people don’t tune in to a football game for gun control proselytizing, and that Costas focused on the gun control issue rather than the core…
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I’d rather embrace equality and equal protection

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2012

I’d rather embrace equality and equal protection

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12/3/2012 at 7:00am
if violating those principles is the means to the diversity end. Spotted in Ithaca:
 

Alanis is Canadian for courage

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

Alanis is Canadian for courage

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12/2/2012 at 7:34pm
This is courage week for Canada.  First, a very strong statement of support for Israel at the U.N. Now, unlike Stevie Wonder, who cancelled a pro-Israel concert under mild pressure from the U.N. and anti-Israel groups, Alanis Morissette, the Canadian singer, has arrived in Israel for a concert despite calls from the lunatic and…
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I really hate to do this to you

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

I really hate to do this to you

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12/2/2012 at 4:26pm
But I’m already sizing up Operation Counterweight Senate races for 2014. Don’t look back is my motto. Roll Call has a list of Senate races and assessments.   Do any of them have serious primary challengers?  Lindsay Graham seems like he could be vulnerable in theory, but I wonder if in practice.  Susan Collins…
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Disheartened Obamaphiles should just stop talking

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

Disheartened Obamaphiles should just stop talking

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12/2/2012 at 2:43pm
It’s hard to know whether to cheer their disappointment or commiserate. My natural inclination is to tell them to S*** *** **** ** considering that they have subjected us to four more years. From Michael Goodwin, Obama 2: Even more reckless: People weren’t paying attention. Those are the people now surprised that President Obama is still…
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U.N. “Palestine” vote served Obama’s purposes, without his fingerprints on it

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

U.N. “Palestine” vote served Obama’s purposes, without his fingerprints on it

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12/2/2012 at 11:46am
The United States nominally opposed the General Assembly Resolution granting nonmember state status to “Palestine.” In the short run, it changes nothing on the ground, but it does embolden the Palestinians to hold out for everything, including  a reversion to the 1949 Armistice borders, commonly and somewhat erroneously referred to at the…
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The first battle of the next Tea Party wave — December 5 rally in Nashville against Obamacare exchange

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

The first battle of the next Tea Party wave — December 5 rally in Nashville against Obamacare exchange

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12/2/2012 at 9:52am
Opposition to Obamacare fueled the Tea Party wave of 2009-2010.  The next wave will include continued opposition to Obamacare, along with other fiscal issues, The Tea Party tsunami at the gates. The fight over Obamacare as a law ended when Chief Justice John Roberts enganged in mental gymnastics to uphold the law…
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5 hours and 15 minutes

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2012

5 hours and 15 minutes

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12/2/2012 at 7:00am
from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to Hope. Arkansas. Yet if this shop owner is any indication, it’s a world away from the days of the Man from Hope. From reader MK Reagan, in August: Eureka Springs, AR is kind of a hippie town, but these T shirts were prominently displayed on the street today. Love the…
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Saturday Night Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2012

Saturday Night Newt

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12/1/2012 at 9:27pm
Some advice for congressional Republicans, via Right Scoop (h/t Patricia), start at the 4:00 mark: Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>At the Reagan Forum, an hour’s worth of history (jump to 19:50 on how things looked in 1974 and why we do not now need a “surrender caucus”), humor, and strategy…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Touré never met a race card he didn’t like, or remembered)

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (Touré never met a race card he didn’t like, or remembered)

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12/1/2012 at 6:38pm
Touré Neblett does not think he plays the race card. He doesn’t even think there really is a race card, it’s a figment of the vivid White imagination: There is no such thing as a race card. Race is not a card that can be played as if a situation is un-racial until that…
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Pro-Morsi rally in Cairo

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2012

Pro-Morsi rally in Cairo

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12/1/2012 at 4:17pm
Don’t let the recent anti-government protests fool you. The Islamists still are able to turn out large crowds in the New Egypt, as happened today in Cair0 where hundreds of thousands (how many hundreds varies from news report to news report) turned out in support of President Morsi and controversial Constitution passed over the objections…
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Jefferson is a proxy target in the modern political war

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2012

Jefferson is a proxy target in the modern political war

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12/1/2012 at 1:30pm
The Founding Fathers owned slaves.  We knew that, didn’t we? Slavery was an institution in many places in the world, including the newly formed United States.  It took a generation and a civil war to end it here, long before it was ended elsewhere. That fact is used as a modern political weapon…
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