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The Republican candidate from Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2011
The narrative is being set.  Mitt Romney will be the nominee because all other candidate are faltering, and cannot hold up. Who is setting this narrative?  In addition to the usual suspects, add Politico, as in this post by Alexander Burns: Conservatives don’t like him. They really don’t like him. But as Mitt Romney…
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Iran doings

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2011
Some interesting Iran things going on. A massive explosion at a military base / missile depot about 12 miles (some reports say 25 miles) from Tehran broke windows in the capital. Claims already are being made that it was Israeli sabotage. One of the dead was the head of Iran’s missile program.  If this was…
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This septic tank is full of

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2011
hope and change political promises. Thanks to reader Mark in California who writes: I was behind this truck as I headed into the dump this morning. Now we know what happens to all those political promises. Best wishes and thanks for the blog.
 

The Broken Sidewalk Parable

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
You know about the sidewalks of Warren, Rhode Island, where millions were spend on replacing miles of sidewalks hardly anyone walked on, and which, in the rush to spend Stimulus money, were constructed improperly. You also know about the sidewalks to heaven of Lincoln, Rhode Island, and the sidewalks to nowhere of Boynton, Oklahoma. Now I…
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The Ballad of Oslo’s Children

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
Via Israel Matzav, a ballad about the failure of the Oslo Accords which created the Palestinian Authority and transplanted the PLO terrorist infrastructure from Tunisia to the West Bank and Gaza. Hang on to the end of the video, knowing that the call on the secure net may come for these Israelis any…
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“That clip was so satisfying that I need a cigarette!”

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
That’s what commenter and blogger Joan of Argghh said last night after watching the clip of Newt taking on Scott Pelley over killing enemy combatants. So what do you say about this one? Update:  Ann Althouse enjoyed Newt’s performance also: He listens to the precise question asked and examines it, then works out, before our…
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So tell me about Richard Mourdock (Indiana)

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
Richard Mourdock has been suggested by reader Listkeeper in the Tip Line as a possible Focus for his primary challenge to Richard Lugar.  He has the backing of the Indiana Tea Party. HuffPo says this is the only remaining Senate race where a Tea Party backed candidate has a chance or knocking…
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Occupy San Fran. protesters now carrying shivs

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
The Occupy rallies are devolving into the equivalent of the prison yard, as reflected in multiple incidents around the country of rape and killing, and this story about the slashing of a San Francisco police officer with a type of shiv commonly used by prison gangs (h/t reader): One San Francisco police officer was…
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Politics makes strange …

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2011
Thanks to reader and frequent photographer Lenny who writes: A van in a south St. Louis, Mo. grocery store parking lot. I cropped out the fun-house mirror effect. :-)
 

Debate Tweets and Video of the Night

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
Here was my assessment: End Game – no clear winner. Cain exceeded expectations but only because expectations were low.  Perry redeemed himself but I doubt it will change perceptions.  Newt and Romney were both good, Newt scored his usual slap at the moderator and it worked wonderfully.  Scott Pelley started arguing…
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South Carolina Republican Debate

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
End Game – no clear winner.  Cain exceeded expectations but only because expectations were low.  Perry redeemed himself but I doubt it will change perceptions.  Newt and Romney were both good, Newt scored his usual slap at the moderator and it worked wonderfully.  Scott Pelley started arguing when he didn’t like…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Newt shows how to deal with the race card)

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Newt Gingrich has made headlines and gained supporters at the debates by taking on the media moderators, challenging the assumptions in their questions, and refusing to attack others on stage.  Playing smash mouth with the MSM…
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About Cain’s accuser’s fiancé

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
You remember the fiancé of Sharon Bialek, the one who lent credibility to her story because, although he was not involved with her 15 years ago, he was the proof the mainstream media used to prove that Bialek was financially stable and not looking for a payday. Politico on at least two…
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Outside of a small circle of Penn State football friends

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
The Penn State football scandal is the Kitty Genovese scandal of our time. Of all the unimaginable things, can you imagine a 28 year old walking in on a child rape in progress and doing nothing to stop it? I don’t mean to turn this into Phil Ochs Day, but Phil wrote a song…
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OccupyCornell, part two.

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
I, alongside my friends from the libertarian and Republican clubs, went to the OccupyCornell weekly meeting yesterday afternoon. It was a tremendous departure from the “real” OccupyWallStreet and, thus, far more tolerable. However, it was still pretty pathetic. Here’s why: What are these guys protesting? “The Ivy to Wall Street Pipeline.” “It is…
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I’m beginning to like these Herman Cain internet ads

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
I don’t know whether the chalk this up to the Google algorithm, Cain campaign strategery, or just luck, but how great is it to have a Herman Cain internet ad appear on Phil Och’s mocking Love Me, I’m A Liberal song at YouTube. Here’s the screenshot: And here’s the video:
 

What Milton Friedman would say to Occupy Wall Street

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
I know I played this before, I just can’t find the post.  Maybe it was a Video of the Day. Thanks to commenter Windbag in the Tip Line: