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Now I get it

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2012

Now I get it

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6/2/2012 at 7:00am
I’ve driven by this vehicle in Ithaca many times, but didn’t pay much attention to the ubiquitous Ithaca is Gorges bumper sticker. Until the other day, when I noticed that’s not what it said.
 

Not The Boston Globe’s headline: Scott Brown maintains lead, Warren negatives rise

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2012

Not The Boston Globe’s headline: Scott Brown maintains lead, Warren negatives rise

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6/2/2012 at 12:14am
A new poll shows trouble for Elizabeth Warren, but not if you just read The Boston Globe’s headline:  Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren neck and neck in new poll. But read on and the article tells a different story than the headline portrays (emphasis mine): Despite a five-week drubbing over her claims to Native…
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Not a headline anywhere

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Not a headline anywhere

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6/1/2012 at 7:26pm
but in Israel. Via Times of Israel, IDF Staff Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili was killed early Friday morning in a gunfight with a Palestinian infiltrator near the Israel-Gaza border. The terrorist group Islamic Jihad first confirmed its connection to the incident, but later denied it. The gunman had penetrated into Israeli territory by cutting through…
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Wisconsin Lt. Gov challenger chides nonvoters (but is he one himself?)

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Wisconsin Lt. Gov challenger chides nonvoters (but is he one himself?)

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6/1/2012 at 5:53pm
It surfaced today that Mahlon Mitchell, the democratic challenger to Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, admitted on camera that he only got involved in politics in 2008–and it’s questionable if he even voted at that time. Mitchell, who is the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, made his comments…
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Zimmerman bail revoked

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Zimmerman bail revoked

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6/1/2012 at 3:23pm
Just breaking, via USA Today: A judge has revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond…
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Oh Elizabeth, there you go again

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Oh Elizabeth, there you go again

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6/1/2012 at 2:12pm
I told you this morning that Elizabeth Warren’s story about her parents having to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother being Native American did not ring true, as a Google search did not reveal her telling that story before even though she has told plenty of stories about…
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Obama, Ayers, Mitt, and now Anna Wintour want to eat dinner with the plebs

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Obama, Ayers, Mitt, and now Anna Wintour want to eat dinner with the plebs

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6/1/2012 at 12:36pm
If you’ve passed up your chance to have “Dinner with Barack” or “Grab a Bite with Mitt,” don’t worry. Another celebrity is deigning to let you join her table. This time, it’s Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour who’s inviting you to join her and Sarah Jessica Parker on June 14 to help…
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Obama spikes the Stuxnet

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Obama spikes the Stuxnet

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6/1/2012 at 11:00am
Have you noticed?  The NY Times seems to be getting an awful lot of inside information lately on how tough Obama has been in the war on terror and Iran. First it was the expansive story about drone warfare, and now about Stuxnet: From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered…
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Bad unemployment

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Bad unemployment

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6/1/2012 at 9:29am
The rate rose to 8.2%, but the real story via IBD, Core 25-54 Employment Rates Still Near Historic Lows: The unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.2% in May, holding above 8% for the 40th straight month, the Labor Department reported Friday. But actual employment rates of core working age Americans suggests the…
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Elizabeth Warren needs an intervention

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Elizabeth Warren needs an intervention

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6/1/2012 at 8:16am
I get the feeling that Elizabeth Warren is heading for an Edmund Muskie moment completely of her own making, unless those close to her step in soon. I don’t expect Warren to take advice from her political opponents, but she just can’t seem to take good advice even from her political friends. The latest advice for…
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Obama 4.0

Posted by  ▪  June 1, 2012

Obama 4.0

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6/1/2012 at 7:00am
I don’t normally run bumper stickers not actually seen on a car, but a reader created this one and I like it so much, I’ll make an exception to the rule. From reader Andy:
 

Harvard Law Unbound rises from the ashes

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

Harvard Law Unbound rises from the ashes

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5/31/2012 at 11:40pm
as Harvard Law School Is Bogus. The first blog post is Harvard Law School’s Bogus Journey Into Blog Blacklisting: We are a small group of dissenting Harvard Law School students whose “Harvard Law Unbound” blog, focused on protesting corruption and conflict of interest at the Law School, was blacklisted last week by the…
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Will someone tell Restore Our Future PAC to stop the anti-Santorum ads

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

Will someone tell Restore Our Future PAC to stop the anti-Santorum ads

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5/31/2012 at 10:26pm
I have tweeted about this before, but tonight there were at least two anti-Santorum ads run on Fox News by Restore our Future, the pro-Romney PAC. It’s the Big Spender ad which now has been taken down from YouTube, but still plays on national television: Will you stop already. I realize you probably made the…
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Providence update – big union concessions prevent bankruptcy

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

Providence update – big union concessions prevent bankruptcy

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5/31/2012 at 6:29pm
I’ve written numerous times over the past two years about the horrible fiscal mess David Cicilline (D-RI01) left behind in Providence when he was Mayor, and how he concealed the problem from voters during his 2010 congressional race. The city has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, but a tentative deal…
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Big corporations are not your friend (Wal-Mart caves to Color of Change on ALEC edition)

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

Big corporations are not your friend (Wal-Mart caves to Color of Change on ALEC edition)

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5/31/2012 at 4:32pm
Because large corporations are under continual attack from the left, there is a tendency for the right to think of big corporations as ideological compatriots. They are not, at least not if they are public.  By and large they are large entities run by politically weak people who will cave into the…
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John Edwards verdict (Update – Not Guilty on single count, mistrial on all others)

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

John Edwards verdict (Update – Not Guilty on single count, mistrial on all others)

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5/31/2012 at 2:37pm
The jury has reached a verdict.  I’ll post an update as soon as announced, and will try to find a live feed to embed. Per Fox News, unanimous verdict on one count (Count III, illegal campaign contributions from Bunny Mellon), hung jury on other counts. Jury sent back for more deliberation. Report:…
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Anger at Elizabeth Warren spreads to non-Cherokee American Indians

Posted by  ▪  May 31, 2012

Anger at Elizabeth Warren spreads to non-Cherokee American Indians

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5/31/2012 at 1:43pm
The objections of Cherokees to Elizabeth Warren’s false claims of Cherokee ancestry have made the news for weeks, first when genealogist Twila Barnes demanded that Warren tell the truth, and just yesterday with the formation of a new group of Cherokees demanding that Warren stop claiming Cherokee ancestry. Warren’s response has been…
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