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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:
 

#OccupyCorzine

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2011
Spotted by a student reader of LI in a Cornell parking lot:
 

Sell out Taiwan for debt forgiveness – Possibly the most vile NY Times Op-Ed ever

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Although scholars of the history of the NY Times Op-Ed pages may be able to find a more vile Op-Ed, I dare them. From Paul Kane, a suggestion that the United States sell-out Taiwan to China in exchange for forgiveness of $1.14 trillion in debt, To Save Our Economy, Ditch Taiwan: WITH a single…
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“Your corrupt biased mainstream media” Cartoon of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
From Jim Treacher (h/t @MichelleMalkin):
 

Israel told the truth, Sarkozy and Obama didn’t listen

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Commentary on the claim by Nicholas Sarkozy, with a willing acknowledgement, that Benjamin Netanyahu was a liar, from Caroline Glick (h/t reader John): Since Iran’s nuclear weapons program was first  revealed to the public in 2004, Israel has provided in-depth intelligence  information proving Iran’s malign intentions to the likes of Sarkozy, Obama and  the…
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11/11/11 11:11:11

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Had to do it. Not as good as 12:34 on 5/6/78, but I wasn’t blogging at 12:34 p.m. on May 6, 1978. And since this post is prescheduled because I’ll be in class, let this be my “love you, honey, it’s so special that we could share this once in a lifetime moment together”…
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“their habits were, if anything, worse”

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Story in NY Magazine about a longevity study of Askenazi Jews (h/t DINORightMarie at the Tip Line): An Einstein study published in August asked whether the SuperAgers, over the course of their lives, had better health habits than the general population. The answer was no; their habits were, if anything, worse. They smoked as much…
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Constructive Procrastination

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Dr. David Friedman posted a link to his most recent work on his blog. The selection is titled “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours” and it is a really fascinating read. In Athens: The Athenians had a straightforward solution to the problem of producing public goods such as the maintainance of a warship or…
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Redistricting loss in Colorado

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
There are three branches of government, and one of the branches gets to decide who gets to be in one of the other branches.  Via The Denver Post: In a blow to Colorado Republicans that could affect election outcomes for the next decade, a judge has ruled in favor of a Democratic…
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Three-way tie

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011
Cain-Newt-Romney all tied up, per latest CBS poll, with Cain at 18, and Newt/Romney at 15: In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for second place, while Herman Cain just edges both of them out for…
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