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Her voice still is being heard

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
Sarah Palin, Fire Eric Holder: And where is President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder in all of this? When did he first know about the operation? In his testimony to the House Oversight Committee on May 3, 2011, Holder stated, “I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over…
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When the hand that feeds you also bites you

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
From the WSJ: Wall Street may have lost its appetite for Mario Batali. Mr. Batali, the celebrity chef famed for his orange Crocs, red pony tail and bold ragus, has long been one of the premier restaurateurs to the New York financial elite….  Speaking on a panel at a Time magazine “Person of the…
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Report: Kraushaar will not do press conf. unless anonymous accusers also participate (Update: confirmed)

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
This is beginning to look more like farce. Via @DanRiehl, CNN reports that Herman Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar will not do the joint press conference she has been threatening unless the two still anonymous accusers come out and participate: Herman Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar is “not considering a press conference” if only she…
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My favorite part of CNBC debate

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
While Newt’s answer taking on the Occupy Wall Street movement and challenging Maria Bartiromo has received all the attention. I think this was the best answer of the night, taking on the academic establishment rather than accepting the premise of the question, which was an attempt to paint him into a corner…
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So am I one of our own worst enemies, too?

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
That’s the suggestion made by some readers in response to my post about Rick Perry’s brain freeze in last night’s debate.  It’s also a theme followed up by commenter OwenJ in an e-mail to me, which reads: Some time ago, responding to the response from some bloggers and pundits to Politico’s smear…
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Anti-Cain hoax exposed

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
Yesterday I saw a lengthy thread at Memeorandum about a “HermanCainPAC” website which had a large cover story calling Karen Kraushaar an “ugly bitch.” Here’s the screenshot: The website looked real, with a donate page and so on. But I didn’t post about it because it looked real but was not believable. But it…
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The spirituality is with you

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Thomas who took this photo back in August, and writes: Here are some bumper stickers spotted this sunny afternoon in Portland, Oregon. Apparently, going to hell and back makes you an Obama voter.
 

Most Brutal Debate Video and Tweets Ever

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Full report on CNBC debate here.  The only part that will be remembered is Rick Perry’s freeze on stage.  He was having a reasonable debate until that point.  I feel sorry for him.  One freeze on stage should not end a campaign, but the reaction will be brutal because it fits…
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CNBC Republican Debate

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Final assessment:  Newt was the star, combative in a good way and very knowledgeable.  Romney was strong at the start but faded.  Cain dealt with accusations well but went to 9-9-9 for everything, I think he’s still well liked but not making the case for himself.  Perry has a freeze which…
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The worst thing anyone could do is falsely accuse someone of … working for Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
So many conservative blogs and Twitterers are joining in the hysteria directed at the Cain campaign because campaign manager Mark Block erroneously stated last night that the son of accuser Sharon Kraushaar works at Politico.  I heard it when he said it on the Hannity show, but it turns out that the…
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Chinese state “capitalism”

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
As I mentioned yesterday, Ying Ma came back to Cornell last night to present her take on “Chinese state capitalism.” I took notes on the presentation: Basic overview: In the 1990s, China had an acrimonious relationship w. US. Politicians and commentators were constantly complaining about China’s stance on human rights & allegations…
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Someday

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
… when I’m a big, powerful blogger, I’ll get offers like this: CHARGING IN MY GARAGE RIGHT NOW:  A NISSAN LEAF.  Actually, it’s fully charged  this morning after about 12 hours on the 110v portable charger.  No, I didn’t buy one:  The Nissan folks loaned me one overnight to test-drive and blog…
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Phase 2 rollout!

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
The long-promised Phase 2 is here: Phase 2 will take place sometime over the summer [hah!], hopefully sooner rather than later.  Phase 2 will include the creation of a format off the home page for registered users in which we can focus on specific political races, topics, or candidates independent of any…
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About last night (‘s elections)

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
I did not follow yesterday’s elections as closely as I should have.  I’ve been a bit, er, distracted the past week. Ohio was a loss for those who want to save state and local governments from the grip of unsustainable union control.  The national unions went all in, and won big.  There…
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More Newt momentum

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Newt appeared on Center Seat to face the panel Mitt Romney refuses to face (video h/t The Right Scoop): Steven Hayward at Powerline points out a key point: Maybe the best part was when Steve Hayes played the infamous TV ad Newt cut with Nancy Pelosi three years ago about the “climate crisis”…
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Cain accuser Kraushaar is serial complainer

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
How ironic that Karen Kraushaar, whose identity became known only yesterday, called Herman Cain a serial denier. It turns out that Kraushaar is a serial complainer, demanding money at a second employer for supposed inappropriate language, via AP: A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999…
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Keep up this talk

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
and pretty soon the nanny state will try to stop us from using cell phones while driving. Thanks to reader Robert in Texas, who writes: I saw this in the visitors parking lot at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs this summer. Covers all the bases, yes?