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Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
Thanks to commenter Mutnodjmet for reminding me: PS.  Just to let you know, in light of Palin’s decision, I am promoting OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT quite heavily. The reference is to my post in early June, Commence Operation Counterweight: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going…
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They can’t handle the glass

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
This bumper stick disproves that bumper sticker “I think, therefore I’m liberal.”  Because the person who drives this car proves just the opposite. Thanks to reader Ken, who writes: Saw this bumper sticker today in suburban Kansas City (on the Kansas side) and snapped a pic. I thought it should read, “Republicans bought…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Dominant progressive white males in the #OccupyWallStreet mist)

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
This is the latest in a serieson the use of the race card for political gain: #OccupyWallStreet has been the subject of numerous posts here, including the NY Times’ poster child who wasn’t, the influence of big labor, and the now-obligatory video of the anti-Jew guy. But this story (h/t Publius) caught me…
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#OccupyWallStreet TwitPic of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Addressing claims that Occupy Wall Street is the American Arab Spring:
 

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Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Various and sundry: John Hinderaker finishes up his take-down of the Bloomberg hit piece on the Koch Brothers. We are on a track, just not the right track – CBO: Deficit is on track to be $1.3 trillion. If he had focused more on Windmills! and less on solar energy, he may have avoided…
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A good heuristic

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
to judge bad ideas is to look at how many Princeton philosophy and Columbia professors support it…. Case in point:  Columbia’s Bwog reports that a staggering 200+ Columbia faculty members have signed a petition declaring their support for Occupy Wall St. Which falls on the heels of Cornel West’s visit last week: I’ve been putting on my own type…
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I’m sitting next to the phone

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
that never rings, and the e-mail account that never pings, from politicians seeking my highly influential support. Via AP, Romney, Perry try to recruit Christie, Palin fans: Rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are furiously scurrying to recruit heartbroken holdouts who had hoped GOP celebrities Chris Christie or Sarah Palin would join the…
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We will fight them in the textbooks, we will fight them in the dictionaries, we will …

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
He who defines the terms, controls the debate. There is no better example than “social justice,” a term which as defined by academia and the media means left-wing policies, setting conservatives back on their heels.  Who could be against “social justice”? Thanks to reader Luke in Oakton, Virginia, who writes: Professor Jacobson – I love your…
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#OccupyWallStreet Large Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Large law firms. Oh sure, they’ll give thousands of pro bono hours fighting for the rights of Gitmo detainees, but remember why they are Large law firms. They have Large corporate clients including Large Banks and Large Investment Banks and Large Broker-Dealers who pay them Large Legal Fees so they can pay associates Large Salaries and partners Large…
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Europe!

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Felix Salmon (h/t HotAir) … I don’t see much hope that the unemployment rate will come down to a remotely acceptable level any time soon. Realistically, America’s unemployed are here to stay. And we’re only just beginning to understand how that’s going to affect the political economy of the nation. A near permanent dependent…
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Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Been in the car all morning. What did I miss? Herman Cain black enough for Lawrence O’Donnell yet? Kathleen Parker and David Frum mourning the loss of their sole source of attention? #OccupyWallStreet? Tell me what I need to know.
 

David Frum: Already Almost Forgotten

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
What is David Frum going to do now that Sarah Palin is not running? What linguistic stunts can he pull to drive traffic to his website?  Who is he going to call a grifter and con artist in order to make himself feel relevant and edgy, and gain the kudos of the…
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“Time to repost Steal This Country?”

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
This is the second time this week a reader has e-mailed me referencing one of my early blog posts, the first being “I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!” Thanks to a reader from Seattle who e-mailed me last night with the following subject line: Time to…
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I support the 3rd Amendment, and I vote

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
There have been over 200 bumper sticker posts since the first post on June 24, 2010. We have covered the 1st, 2nd and 10th Amendments numerous times, but never the 3rd Amendment.  You know, the one that says, umm, you know, yeah I took Con Law and I teach in a law…
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Lawrence O’Donnell lectures Herman Cain on how to be black in the segregated South

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
This is possibly the most offensive interview sequence I’ve ever seen. Lawrence O’Donnell lectures and snidely criticized Herman Cain, who was a minor when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus in 1955 and in high school for the desegregation fights in the late 1950s and early 1960s, for not…
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Mark this day in the annals of Senate nuclear warfare

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
I’ll admit I don’t understand all the intricacies of the U.S. Senate Rules, but moments ago Harry Reid pulled the “nuclear option” in order to prevent Republicans from forcing Senate Democrats to vote on Obama’s jobs bill. As reported by The Hill (h/t Marathon Pundit): In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader…
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They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
The anti-1% street agitation is the fulfillment of a process we have seen unfold since Obama’s 2008 campaign, a process by which a group of various definitions of wealth is isolated and targeted for demagoguery. It was the Top 5%, then the Top 2%, now it’s down to the Top 1%. It is…
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