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Iwo Occupy

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
As rendered by artist J.S. Leibowitz:
 

Wolf Blitzer’s terrible burden

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
As this goes to post, Wolf Blitzer is preparing carefully and cautiously for the Republican foreign policy / national security debate he will be moderating tonight on CNN. The questions were written long ago, but they are being checked and rechecked again.  No chances can be taken tonight. The hopes of the Beltway Republican…
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They don’t teach Altamont in school

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
Steve Haywood at Power Line (h/t Instapundit) has a good post pointing out how the Occupy movement moved quickly from Woodstock to Altamont: Numerous observers have pointed out how the media and liberals (sorry for the redundancy) lavished sympathy on Occupy Wall Street until it became untenable to continue, after which they…
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Tonight’s debate – Attack (of the?) Newt

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
Yes, there is another debate tonight.  I haven’t decided whether to go “live” or do commentary at the breaks. While it would be easy to complain about yet another debate, I think the debates have been worthwhile in sorting out the candidates.  Tonight will be the chance to gang up on Newt,…
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Legal Insurrection fundraiser

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
It’s been a really long time (almost two years, I think) since I’ve done this. A number of readers have been very generous over the years both in making one time donations and monthly subscriptions (starting at $5 per month) [Some people have had trouble with these links, if so, use the Donate…
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Occupy has more than a woman problem

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
What kind of movement calls female supporters “white bitches”?  And what type of women take that to be a term of endearment? Via The Atlantic, The Occupy Movement’s Women Problem: “I’m called ‘that white bitch who gets everything she wants’ at the GA’s,” says Elise Whitaker, 21, adopting a bit of a defiant posture. She’s been…
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Shadowy Union SuperPAC Joins Alan Grayson As Accidental LI Advertisers

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
Fresh off seeing Alan Grayson ads all over conservative blogs (including LI), I’m now seeing an independent expenditure campaign against Scott Brown that highlights his conservative votes. Ironically, it might even be helpful to Brown for such ads to appear on sometimes-skeptical conservative sites to highlight his conservative votes and emphasize how…
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Don’t blame me, either

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2011
Thanks to reader Don who writes: I’m a big fan of your blog, and so I’m happy to contribute… Here’s a bumper sticker I saw today in Sunnyvale, California. This is Santa Clara County, which voted 70% Obama / 29% McCain in 2008.
 

Super Committee Roundup

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
From the AP:  With the collapse of the deficit-cutting supercommittee, Congress’ emergency backup budget-cutting plan now is supposed to take over — automatic, across-the-board spending reductions of roughly $1 trillion from military and well as domestic government programs. But the big federal deficit reductions that are to be triggered by Monday’s supercommittee collapse…
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Ayn Rand is not a synonym for libertarianism.

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
Not that anyone who should try to find out about the distinction would care, but Ayn Rand ≠ libertarianism. I recently had an email forwarded to me by a friend on an “Occupy” listserve from an academic with the subject line “A little something for the libertarians” with a copy/paste of an article…
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Science: Moderation Did Not Lose McCain The Election, And Is An Asset For Electability – And That’s Why The “Establishment” Acts Like It Is

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
There is a belief on the right that John McCain lost because he was too liberal and conservatives chose to stay home on election day. Some who hold this belief threaten to go Scozzafava on the GOP and refuse to work to stop Obama if Romney (or in fewer cases, even…
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Stop playing the Democrats’ lobbyist game

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
Dr. Melissa Clouthier writing about An Indictment Of Right Leaning Journalism By Ben Domenech: Here’s the nutshell: The Left-leaning journalism investigates the right. The Right-leaning journalism provides commentary and (and Ben doesn’t say this, but I am) when they do rarely investigate, investigates the right after being given oppo research by someone on…
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How Obama would attack Romney

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
The same way Ted Kennedy and John McCain did. And it’s already showing results for Obama.  Mitt Romney’s negatives are rising because of some initial attacks by the Obama campaign apparatus on Romney’s “core” and his Wall Street connections: The Purple Poll, a survey of 12 swing states produced by the  consulting firm…
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OWS Pays Children Cigarettes For Fraudulent Recall Scott Walker Signatures

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
What happens when you combine OWS with the Recall Walker movement? A perfect storm of horrible (embedding not working for me right now, so linked): Hat tip: GatewayPundit.
 

Disrespectful booing of national figures, and the people who do it

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
You probably have heard about the inappropriate booing of one of our national figures.  Such conduct undoubtedly reflected latent racial tingedness and ethnic subtextism. The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a profile of the type of person who engages in such conduct, after an exhaustive study of the person who once threw a Bible at Obama: … a Glenn Beck…
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No you don’t read banned books

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
… unless you read the Bible in public school. Spotted this vehicle in Albany, NY, last week when I made a day trip there (about 3 hours from Ithaca):
 

“he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
So? What makes you think that would give him a second thought? The quoted language in the headline is from Pat Caddell and Doug Shoen in a column at The Wall Street Journal urging Obama not to run for re-election for the sake of preserving the Democratic Party, The Hillary Moment: When Harry…
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