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Living for the weekend

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2012
Some things in a fairly active weekend: Why isn’t the Mourdock campaign talking about Dick Lugar and Iran? Sarah for Mourdock I believe, I believe Newt a “RINO among Rhinos”? Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East Mia B. Love: “We’re not about singling Americans out” The shot heard round the world The “I” word.
 

Benzion Netanyahu dies at age 102

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2012
Benzion Netanyahu, the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died yesterday: Born Benzion Mileikowsky in Warsaw, Poland, in 1910 and moving to Mandatory Palestine in 1920, Netanyahu was a devout follower of revisionist Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky, who advocated Jewish military strength and the establishment of a Jewish state on both…
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Young Guns aiming for Richard Mourdock, but hitting Eric Cantor

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2012
The Young Guns Network, and its YG Action Fund, were started by two former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The Young Guns have infuriated supporters of Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate primary race, as well as many conservatives who had no stake in the race, by spending over $100,000…
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Prayers answered

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2012
in November? Subject: “2012 NOBAMA, Term Limits, No Cap & Trade, No Amnesty” 29 April 2012 Virginia Beach Dear Prof, Seen on my way back from Church just moments ago. Could not agree more. Thanks for all of your hard work. Take good care, Sandy  
 

Dick Lugar to target cell phones near Mourdock events

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
Dick Lugar has announced that his campaign will target cell phone users browsing the internet in zip codes where Richard Mourdock events are taking place. The targeted ads will repeat the misleading claim, already debunked by FactCheck.org, that Mourdock cheated on taxes.  This is yet another sign of Lugar desperation. Here’s the pertinent part…
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Quick newsy bits and links

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
It’s what I’m best at (19 years of schooling down the drain): Noted race relations expert Touré has thoughts on the racist mind based on a conversation he had with someone. In case you were wondering, the “isolated incidents of violence against whites by blacks, in which Trayvon Martin’s name has been reportedly invoked as a…
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Reuters analysis of Obama failures abroad pretty much as expected

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
It was those damn meteoric expectations, and the failure of those around him, such as the Secret Service agents who visited prostitutes in Colombia, and soldiers in Afghanistan who killed civilians and burned Korans. And that damn Congress: Karl Lemberg, one of thousands who thronged a Berlin park in July 2008 for a pre-election…
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Pulling Romney across the finish line

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
My sense of the talk shows this morning (which I usually don’t listen to but did today) is that the War on Women nonsense is completely dominating the current cycle and will for a long time. It’s complete and total AxelPlouffe BS, but it’s all the media talks about. The War on…
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Maine Senate race – help!

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
With Olympia Snowe retiring, this race seems particularly unpredictable with a strong third party showing from the former Governor, via The Hill: Democrats looking to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in Maine have a delicate decision to make. If they back independent former Gov. Angus King, who stands the best chance at…
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Dick Lugar’s Iran problem, Part 2: 2001 – one of only two Senators to oppose Iran-Libya Sanctions Act

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
Dick Lugar’s record on Iran (and Middle East policy in general) has not received as much attention as other Lugar failures, such as his vouching for Obama’s foreign policy credentials just three weeks before the 2008 election. Lugar consistently has shown what generously could be characterized as wishful thinking about negotiations with the Iranian regime.  Lugar’s Iran history deserves the…
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We are all natives now

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012
Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only unlikely native. We all are. Spotted in Ithaca:
 

Reader Appreciation Night

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
I value the input.  I’m sorry I can’t respond to all the e-mails but I read them all. I particularly appreciate the proofreaders!  And the bumper sticker contributors rock! From reader Anne, on why Bill Nelson may be safe in Florida.: I read with interest your comments on the FL senate race. As a…
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Saturday Night Card Game (What race is an illegal alien?)

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
The Battle of the English Language continues. There is an organized movement by the Applied Research Center, of which Rashad Robinson of Color of Change is a Board member, to ban the use of the term “illegal alien” as racist. What race is an illegal alient?  Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with subversive…
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It was a gutsy call, but he went for it and made it

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
Via Andrew Kaczynski (h/t BenSmith), it appears that the spirits are with Scott Brown this year:  
 

Mia B. Love: “We’re not about singling Americans out”

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
Mia Love was interviewed on African American Conservative Radio. It’s a really interesting discussion. Listen to internet radio with AACONS on Blog Talk Radio
 

Tell the Young Guns to stop aiming at Mourdock

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
The Young Guns Action Fund, run by allies of Eric Cantor and to which Cantor has contributed, has committed $100,000 to supporting Dick Lugar. I like Cantor, and have always supported him, but the Young Guns are way off the mark on this one and should follow the lead of American Action Network…
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Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012
The successful Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama bin Laden is becoming one of the central themes of the Obama campaign. Almost every other sentence out of the mouth of Joe Biden (who opposed the raid) is about “bin Laden.” We know that bin Laden was located as the result of years of work…
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