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Waiting for Sheldon Whitehouse’s speech on OWS “malignant, vindictive passions”

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
In December 2009, on the eve of the Senate vote on Obamacare, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued a blistering speech on the floor of the Senate lashing out at opposition to Obamacare, which was led by the Tea Party movement, in the most inflammatory terms. Among other things, Whitehouse invoked the images of the use of…
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All the fat cats on… K Street.

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Amidst news about Wall Street bonuses and fat-cat corruption, I’m sure it will go uncovered that Washington has finally eclipsed Silicon Valley as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area: “Lobbyists play a prominent role in the Washington economy. In 2010 there were 12,964 registered lobbyists, with most working in or around the nation’s capital,…
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Wafa al-Biss already back to work

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Via Jerusalem Post:  A would-be Palestinian suicide bomber freed by Israel in the prisoner swap for soldier Gilad Schalit told cheering schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip the day after her release on Wednesday she hoped they would follow her example. “I hope you will walk the same path we took and God willing,…
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OWS and unions crossing all lines to get in opponents’ faces

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Crain’s New York has an article detailing how Occupy Wall Street and union protesters are taking the fight to the personal lives of executives who oppose them by disrupting their ability to go to restaurants and other day-to-day activities. As the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained steam, the city’s well-heeled have …
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Newt rising, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
My assessment of the Vegas debate remains the same at the top of the ticket, Perry won by exceeding expectations.  There were some negatives to his performance, such as the issue of Romney’s lawn care company hiring illegals, which even if it was worth a mention hardly was the gotcha it…
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Don’t count your “errors over” before they’ve hatched

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2011
Thanks to the mystery person from the Poconos in Pennsylvania who sent me several of these bumper stickers: A good place to start would be by getting over that other error.
 

Vegas Debate (Tweet of Night added)

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Not going to “live blog” but will have some observations. END GAME: Perry the winner not because he was so much better than the others, but because he was so much better than he was previously.  He may have revitalized his campaign tonight.  Cain was damaged, but not fatally.  Romney was okay, held…
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UPDATED: Both Major Anti-Semitism Watchdogs Issue Statements on #OWS

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
There are two major organizations in the Jewish community tasked with certifying people, things, and movements as anti-Semitic or not: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum(s) of Tolerance.  Sometimes, they differ, owing largely to the fact that the ADL’s leaders vote Democrat while the Wiesenthal Center’s leaders, primarily…
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Michele Bachmann finds out about Ed Rollins the hard way

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Yes, Michele you should have done a Google search before hiring Ed Rollins (NYT via NRO via HotAir): She said critical comments Mr. Rollins made to reporters after stepping aside were dismaying. “When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees,” she said. “I just assume that’s a…
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Algerian Massacre

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Today marks fifty years since a massacre swept the streets — not in the maghreb region of north Africa, but in the streets of Paris:  A number of events were held on Monday to remember the violent deaths of up to several hundred anti-war demonstrators in Paris 50 years ago. The peaceful march…
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Providence Journal shows how not to do a paywall

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
I was surprised to go to The Providence Journal website today and to see an announcement that ProJo had built a new website with a new url. (no longer projo.com but providencejournal.com) and a paywall: The Providence Journal news organization is moving to the paid eEdition to protect the investment it makes every…
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They took the teleprompter, the whole …

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
… teleprompter (language warning).  No really, they did: NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: “How in the world does that happen?!”  A truck filled with President Obama’s podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield From IowaHawk, TOTUS unshackled (another language…
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#OWS Backer List Approaching All Enemies Foreign And Domestic, Obama, Democrats

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
North Korea is the latest in the who’s who of global villains to support OWS. NorK state media approvingly reports: Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) — Unprecedented demos are taking place in the United States these days in protest against exploitation and oppression by capital, shaking all fabrics of society. The first demo kicked…
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The Top 1% Probably Voted Disproportionately For Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Among the numerous College Know It All Hippie fallacies common in the #OWS movement is the apparent association between having wealth and supporting capitalistic or pro-business policies.  It is true that to a point, wealthier individuals are more Republican than poorer ones in their voting habits, but this relationship starts to…
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Gilad Shalit released

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
The initial phase of the prisoner exchange for the freedom of Gilad Shalit is completed.  This interview was broadcast on Egyptian TV, as described in The Jerusalem Post: Schalit, who seemed shocked and distressed, was asked a number of questions by an Egyptian reporter, including how he was feeling, to which he…
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Ah, the choices we must make

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Thanks to reader Brian who writes: Enjoy your blog very much, professor. Saw this brave motorist parked in Arlington, VA. Top left – “I would rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job” Top right – “OBAMA Impeach him”
 

How did I ever get an edjukation…

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011
considering that I finished high skool before the creashion of the U.S. Deparment of Edjukation in 1980. If there were federal mandates, bureaucracies, and of course, No Child Left Behind, when I was in skool … I actually might have amounted to somethin and not needed my own personal prufreeder. If the DoE disappeared tomorrow,…
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