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The American Commodus

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

The American Commodus

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9/19/2012 at 8:30am
Apologies to Wikipedia: Whereas the reign of Marcus Aurelius George W. Bush had been marked by almost continuous warfare, that of Commodus Obama was comparatively peaceful in the military sense but was marked by political strife and the increasingly arbitrary and capricious behaviour of the emperor president himself. In the view of…
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Pick your talking point

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Pick your talking point

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9/19/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Cat: Seen in Sanford, Florida today. Who knew PT Cruisers could be such great rolling billboards?  
 

Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones (Update – Corn responds, 1-2 minutes missing)

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Turns out tape cuts out part of controversial Romney answer

Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones (Update – Corn responds, 1-2 minutes missing)

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9/18/2012 at 9:31pm
David Corn of Mother Jones released the “complete” audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser. Yet the complete audio and video is not complete.  There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay…
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The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

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9/18/2012 at 8:24pm
It is plainly obvious that we have not been getting straight answers from Obama officials about what they knew and when they knew it about the dangers facing our consulate in Benghazi and throughout the region. It may be deception, or they may be so incompetent they still don’t know. There is credible information…
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Back to school as Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Back to school as Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike

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9/18/2012 at 6:41pm
The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday afternoon to suspend the strike while refraining from ratifying the current contract yet. According to reports, the contract, which comes with an annual price of $74M, will be ratified in the coming weeks. The strike lasted seven days, during which teachers joined forces…
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Julia reacts to Mitt’s tape

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Julia reacts to Mitt’s tape

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9/18/2012 at 4:47pm
You remember Julia, the Obama campaign-issued woman who turned to government for help at various life stages.  Those stages aptly were summarized in Iowahawk’s Julia’s Circle of Life. Julia has come to symbolize the dependency state.  So I wondered what Julia must be thinking about Mitt Romney’s secret video about people taking responsibility…
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If the tape doesn’t knock Romney out, the media narrative is toast

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

If the tape doesn’t knock Romney out, the media narrative is toast

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9/18/2012 at 2:30pm
What will the media do?  It has invested everything in the tape. But there is a pretty fierce counterpunch being delivered on talk radio, on Twitter, in the blogosphere, and even on television when allowed. There is good reason to believe that Obama’s post-convention bounce already is unbouncing, via Ace: In the beginning of…
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Empowering people who start fires to define freedom of speech is how freedom of speech dies

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

The inability to distinguish between those who set fires and those who criticize those who set fires

Empowering people who start fires to define freedom of speech is how freedom of speech dies

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9/18/2012 at 11:13am
An Op-Ed by Sarah Chayes in The Los Angeles Times, ‘Innocence of Muslims’ doesn’t meet free-speech test sets forth the standard by which freedom of speech dies in this country: In one of the most famous 1st Amendment cases in U.S. history, Schenck vs. United States, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr….
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Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

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9/18/2012 at 9:59am
Consider this Pep Talk V. Every 3-4 days for the past several weeks there has been a mass media pronouncement that Romney has lost:  When Paul Ryan was nominated and false “fact-checks” purported to declare him a proven liar.  When Clint Eastwood took the stage and presented the perfect metaphor for the…
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Rhode Island school district bans father-daughter, mother-son dances

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Rhode Island school district bans father-daughter, mother-son dances

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9/18/2012 at 9:16am
Cranston, Rhode Island (pronounced “Craaaaaaaanston”) has given in to ACLU pressure and has banned father-daughter dances as a violation of the state anti-discrimination law. Via Providence Journal: In a move that has taken some parents by surprise, the school department has announced that it is banning traditional “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities, saying they…
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Barack Obama Cannot Be Serious

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Barack Obama Cannot Be Serious

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9/18/2012 at 8:35am
Yesterday was supposed to be a day of self reflection, and all I could reflect on was this picture and what it symbolizes: An American citizen exercised his First Amendment right to produce a crappy film.  In response, the President of the United States sent “brownshirted enforcers,” as law professor Glenn Reynolds…
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If Obama wins

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

If Obama wins

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9/18/2012 at 7:00am
this person wins.  Don’t let this person win. Spotted in Ithaca at the Agway on Route 13, on a Kia Sorrento. Which gets really horrible gas mileage.
 

About that Romney tape

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2012

About that Romney tape

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9/17/2012 at 11:25pm
You’ve probably heard that Mother Jones released an edited partial video of Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraiser several months ago, in which he commented that Obama has a lock on about 47% of the vote because that represents the percentage of the population which doesn’t pay federal income taxes…
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Lugar announces will not campaign for Mourdock — Donate to Mourdock NOW

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2012

Lugar announces will not campaign for Mourdock — Donate to Mourdock NOW

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9/17/2012 at 9:37pm
I’ve noted before that Dick Lugar has been less than dignified in his loss to Richard Mourdock.  We supported Mourdock early in the primaries and he is on the Operation Counterweight Final List. Mourdock has gone out of his way not to bad mouth Lugar’s sore losing. In an interview today (audio here)…
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Foreign Policy President

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2012

Foreign Policy President

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9/17/2012 at 8:09pm
From friend of the blog, soon to be appointed Director of Photoshop Services, Patricia. To me, it rather brilliantly points out the problem.
 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s piece on Islamist riots infuriates leftwing media

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2012

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s piece on Islamist riots infuriates leftwing media

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9/17/2012 at 5:47pm
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim woman who authored a fascinating book, “Infidel,” about her life, has penned an article in this week’s Newsweek entitled “Muslim Rage: How I Survived, How We Can End It.” The article and the cover are infuriating the Left, as it tries to skew coverage of…
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Fried Twinkiegate! Michelle admits to eating the unhealthy food

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2012

Fried Twinkiegate! Michelle admits to eating the unhealthy food

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9/17/2012 at 4:29pm
Michelle Obama, the Joan of Arc leading the crusade against food freedom, brags in this week’s US Magazine to enjoying fried twinkies in Iowa! The magazine published a feature about Michelle entitled “Exclusive: First Lady Michelle Obama: 5 Things You Don’t Know about Me.” From the article [emphasis mine]: 1. I think one…
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