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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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Fast and Furious, and what 2010 meant

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
While many of us (and I’ll plead guilty as well) have been preoccupied with the primaries, and today with the Mitt and Donald Show, very important hearings were held today on the Fast and Furious scandal. If you don’t think it’s critical to control the House, imagine how this would be buried…
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Trump endorsement Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
Trump was dealing from the bottom of the deck. And double-dealing. Mitt thought he was playing poker, but Trump snookered him. It was a three-card Monte game, but only two cards showed up. From James Taranto:
 

Jennifer Rubin: Trump endorses egomaniac … Oops

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
Jennifer Rubin, the “right” blogger at The Washington Post and incessant Romney promoter, repeatedly has lashed out at Newt Gingrich with truly vile language unbecoming a writer at a major newspaper. At 9:00 a.m. this morning, when Rubin thought Donald Trump would be endorsing Newt, here is what Rubin wrote in a post titled Egomaniacs R…
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Send in the clowns

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
You will understand what I mean later, I’m just waiting for 100% verification before I run the post. But enough of the tease, untl then: Trump on Romney in April 11 “he’s going to lose. He doesn’t resonate, you know?” Union membership dwindling in Wisconsin Coulter Cheers The Fool Sup. Ct. Justice Ginsburg – Egypt should…
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Back Button Woes (but only in Internet Explorer)

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
This is my first post so I thought I would introduce myself – I’m Ed Burns and I’m not a law student, nor do I play one on television, but I do provide development and support here at Legal Insurrection. Most of my work is behind the scenes but Bill…
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So tell me about Ted Cruz

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
I have received numerous e-mails and comments regarding Ted Cruz, running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Texas.  (added)  Since we’re searching for candidates for Operation Counterweight, Cruz is just one of a number of candidates brought to my attention, in addition to Richard Mourdock in Indiana. Here’s the most recent e-mail,…
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I agree, let’s make him ….

Posted by  ▪  February 2, 2012
History. From reader Max, who writes, Seen in West Village of NYC: “All my friends are homeless”. The “o” in “Prosecute” is the BP logo. Two Obama stickers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanther  
 

The only thing Ann Coulter loves more than Chris Christie is … Romneycare

Posted by  ▪  February 1, 2012
I warned you.  In order to promote the election of Mitt Romney we would have to go through all sorts of philosophical and policy contortions. And here we have ended up, with Romney’s most bombastic media supporter, who has not spared a foul word for Newt, issuing a full-throttled defense of and…
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I feel good

Posted by  ▪  February 1, 2012
I’m feeling better right now than I did last night. The National Review’s Candidate Won’t Stop Digging Romney Drowns Gingrich and Santorum in Toxic Sludge.  Um, how did Rick get in on this act, he’s barely been touched. Mitt Romney and the banks. Someone you don’t like didn’t like Mitt’s speech last night, but that…
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The way forward

Posted by  ▪  February 1, 2012
It was a very busy month here. Traffic was up, with almost the highest number of visits I’ve ever had in a month (560k) and the highest page views ever (848k). I haven’t counted comments by month, but at some point during January we went from the usual 10-20 comments per post to…
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I though I had lost

Posted by  ▪  February 1, 2012
my ability to laugh. Then I saw these, the most recent being Santorum. “NEWT GINGRICH” — a Bad Lip Reading Soundbite – watch more funny videos
 

Romney played class warfare “poorly”

Posted by  ▪  February 1, 2012
Mitt Romney had an interview this morning in which he said the following: Romney says, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair , I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich…. I’m concerned about the very heart of America,…
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