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Idioms need not apply

Posted by  ▪  February 20, 2012
“Chink in the armor” is a non-racial idiom, not a single word, denoting: A vulnerable area, as in Putting things off to the last minute is the chink in Pat’s armor and is bound to get her in trouble one day . This term relies on chink in the sense of “a crack…
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What is wrong with this picture?

Posted by  ▪  February 20, 2012
Other than everything? It’s a theme I’ve been harping on since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of this campaign season.  Not being someone else is not a reason to vote for you. Oh, we’ll vote for you if the only someone else is Obama, but we will not be…
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A young Republican meets Occupy at CPAC

Posted by  ▪  February 20, 2012
It’s been a few days since I returned to Ithaca from my now-annual trip to CPAC with the Cornell College Republicans and, while I can’t help but think I wasn’t at the same conference as Erick Erickson, it was a great opportunity to meet other young conservatives and take in the…
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Not so happily-ever-aftering

Posted by  ▪  February 20, 2012
even up there in Scamalot. Thanks to reader Judy, who writes: I spotted this bumper sticker Saturday (2/18) in Rockport, Massachusetts. (The car was in a parking lot and I was on foot.)
 

Trouble, trouble trouble trouble

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
The Trouble With Mitt: It is ludicrous to claim that the fault lies among conservatives for Romney’s precipitous drop among independents, which he’s endured over the past month (in some polls, it’s been a negative swing of 20 points), the primary reason he now lags Obama in most measures. Consider: since Romney…
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Insane brain revealed

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
According to researchers, new MRI time-lapse techniques have been developed to track the brain waves of the insane. In a normal human, various brain waves representing essential cognitive functions rarely cross paths, and maintain more or less stable trajectories. In the insane, there are jagged trajectories in which thoughts and processes crisscross multiple…
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A Tyrannical Redux?

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
The Arab Spring has sprung. But for us, it has been mostly doom and gloom, an extended winter. Throughout the Middle East, we have seen an uprising against the established order. In most cases, these uprisings have been overdue as the tyrants had their collective feet on the necks of the populace….
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I feel Santorum supporters’ pain

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
Supporters of Rick Santorum are on Day 3 or 4 of the type of distortion and character assassination which was unleashed on Newt beginning in mid-December, and only paused when Newt dropped in the polls. In Newt’s case, almost all of it came from Republicans, in the form of Romney’s carpet bombing negative…
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Threats, threats everywhere

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
Glenn Greenwald had a post Friday titled Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics. The post concerns Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who Greenwald alleges bullies political opponents by threatening frivolous defamation and copyright suits.  I don’t know if VanderSloot is guilty as charged by Greenwald, but I suspect the story is…
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Distracted driver

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
I’ll try to remember to ask. Another one from reader Rick, who took this photo in Ithaca (at a stop light, of course) and writes: This one is non-political, but hilarious. If you don’t get it, please ask me.
 

The new math

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Obama wins even when he doesn’t win, because the MSM cheats, and that’s a charitable way of putting it: When is a tie not a tie?  And when is a tie-breaker not a tie-breaker?  When our friends in the liberal media are reporting on Obama…. The Romneys win on a comparison based on Gross…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Rewriting history in 140 characters or less)

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
The film Slavery By Another Name recently was released.  It is a moving historical account of the post-emancipation enslavement by another name of blacks through a variety of segregationist and other laws and policies. Unfortunately, but predictably, some used the movie release as an opportunity to score policital points against Republicans both past and present. This…
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All your children are belong to us

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
This writer at Salon.com argues that liberals should not homeschool their kids, Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your Kids: Homeschooling is so unevenly regulated from state to state that it is impossible to know exactly how many homeschoolers there are. Estimates range from about 1 million to 2 million children, and the number is…
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Dissenting Justices

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Breaking News — two Supreme Court Justices who voted against the Citizens United decision now believe the decision should be reconsidered. It is headline worthy at WaPo: In other news, Water is Wet!
 

Return of the Bushi Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
A tweet regarding reports that an unnamed senior Republican Senator asserted to ABC News that if Romney cannot win Michigan, “we need a new candidate.”  The “we” apparently is the Republican political establishment, and the new candidate according to the Senator is Jeb Bush. To which Ed Morrissey tweets: Irish Spy responds, “There is…
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Santorum was wrong about the Wright-Obama double standard

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
When Foster Friess, a funder of a pro-Santorum SuperPAC, made a joke about birth control in the old days (that women kept an aspirin between their knees, meaning they kept their legs closed and were not promiscuous), there was outrage (on the internet pronounced OUTRAGE) from various quarters. In responding to questions,…
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You’ve got to be fracking kidding me

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Thanks to reader Rick who spotted this vehicle  in Ithaca, and writes: I was hoping to catch the plume of greasy black smoke which I had previously seen coming out of the exhaust pipe, but I shot too soon. But we gotta stop that fracking. Talk about small world, I had spotted the same…
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