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Illinois primary open

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Adam Kinzinger, a first term Congressman who was backed by Eric Cantor, defeated 10-term incumbent Don Mazullo.  Kinzinger had won election in 2010 with the support of Tea Party groups, but many conservative / Tea Party groups supported Mazullo in the new district which pitted two Republican incumbents.  Perhaps readers can explain…
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Is it herein or therein lies the problem?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
A $17,000 Dumpster Ramp for the Handicapped.  Yes, but how many jobs did it create or save? Buffett Rule would bring in less than $3 billion a year in revenue.  Yes, but think how many dumpster ramps that could build. I’m going to do the Saturday Night Card Game about this, but I’m hedging…
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Pushback against boycott terrorist tactics

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
The reason I have pushed back against the Rush boycotters has nothing to do with Rush.  Social media anonymity has allowed all sorts of implied and explicit threats against advertisers and others as a means of shutting down speech, particularly conservative speech. Twitter is just one part of it; there’s a hunting down…
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Global March Madness on Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
I’ll have more on this as the date approaches, but anti-Israel groups in Arab countries and the West are planning a “Global March on Jerusalem” on March 30, which will include a planned rush at Israel’s borders. The Free Beacon has background, March Madness: The Iranian regime is behind a global, anti-Israel protest…
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Debt Bomb Chart of the Day

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Obama’s budget proposal shows mounting national debt and deficits.  Paul Ryan unveiled the House budget proposal today, which shows a very different trajectory. Via James Pethokoukis comes this chart demonstrating the difference: After the Obama White House released its 2013 budget plan last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went to testify before…
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Can the not-billion-dollar man win?

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
Early on, Team Obama was bragging about raising $1 billion. When over the summer and fall fundraising did not seem to be all it should be, the confidence remained. Now, not so much.  Via The Hill: For some Obama supporters, the presidential campaign’s fundraising totals, released Monday, might have left something to be desired. While Team…
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Driven

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2012
I’ve had readers follow people to get the a bumper sticker photo before, but this is a first. From reader and commenter vonbeck2: I followed this SUV into a Chick-Fil-A in Slidell, LA to get this picture. When i saw it I thought the pres just started laughing at Hayes, but we have been…
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Welcome to Ithaca, Tom Reed

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
Via Jazz Shaw, NY redistricting is finalized and Ithaca — part of retiring Maurice Hinchey’s district which disappeared — now is part of the district of Republican Congressman Tom Reed (campaign website).  I don’t know a lot about Tom, but I’ll be finding out for sure, and doing everything I can to…
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Tables turned, WI students in State Capitol chant “We’re with Walker”

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
I have posted before about the daily anti-Walker ritual chanting in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. The other day a group of visiting student basketball teams stood on the balcony as the anti-Walker Solidarity Singers went through their usual ritual, but then turned the tables by breaking into chants of “We’re with Walker”…
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Axelplouffen dummkopfenfreude Mehtzkrieg

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
There’s a lot of chatter and outrage over this tweet by David Axelrod using the term “Mittzkrieg,” a play on “Blitzkrieg”: The Republican Jewish Coalition reacted: “At a time when there is so much talk about the need for civility in political discourse, it is disturbing to see President Obama’s top campaign adviser casually…
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Attack on Jewish school in France

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
Via The Times of Israel: Four people were shot and killed at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse Monday morning. A rabbi and his two young children were among the dead, as well as an 8-year-old girl. Several more people were injured. Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, was on his way to…
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Me on Pundit Review Radio, talking Limbaugh and more

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
I was glad to appear again last night as a guest of Kevin Whalen on Pundit Review Radio on WRKO Boston: On Boston’s Talk Station WRKO since 2005, Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week we give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in…
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The answer to the Twitter war is sunshine

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
As posted yesterday, the people still pushing the Limbaugh advertising boycott rely on bombarding advertisers with Twitter messages, and have developed strategies to maximize the apparent number of tweets sent to advertisers, through retweets and multiple tweets by single users. It is not hard to see how an advertiser could receive thousands…
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Good doggie

Posted by  ▪  March 19, 2012
From reader Tom: I’ve enjoyed your blog for some time now Mr. Jacobson. Born and raised in western and central NY, I’m well aware that you’re something of a “unicorn” in Ithaca! Anyway, I spotted this sticker on a car outside a diner in Latham (Albany). It seems appropriate to have it…
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