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Things you probably missed this weekend

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Here are some things you may have missed this weekend: Please donate to the “Jonathan Alter Obama Scandal Education Fund” Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians? Snowloween Tweet of the Day If this doesn’t motivate you for November, Part 2 Saturday Night Card Game - More on the attacks on Herman Cain  
 

Primary Jewish #OWS Organizer – Lack of Structure At OWS Allows Non-Anti-Semites To Participate

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
#OWS’s policy of having  no set views has its advantages. They can include all manner of extremists and unsavory characters while preserving plausible deniability when taken to task for their relationship with such socially-unacceptable figures. Daniel Sieradski, #OWS’s main Jewish organizer, last seen thinking up new ways to appropriate Jewish ritu…
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Obama’s Reelection Strategy And #OWS’s True Purpose: Party Like It’s 1936?

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
The conservative movement in America may have been had. #OWS is easy to attack, but the right’s demonization of #OWS, even if successful, may be playing into Obama’s hands by failing to address the real reason why the Democrats and their special interest allies have cultivated this movement. The Financial Times…
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Herman Cain – The First Real Test

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Because I’m traveling all day, I’m not going to be able to cover the Politico’s not very specific yet sensational claims about two settlements in the 1990s involving women who worked at the National Restaurant Association when Herman Cain ran the organization.  It’s not clear what Cain allegedly did, whether there…
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Blimey

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Thanks to reader Thomas who writes: I spotted this in Portland, Oregon today. I’m not sure what the point of the message is. Perhaps it’s some form of insurrection?
 

Open – Live from The OC

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Slow day here, traveled back from Palm Desert.  I never watched the show The OC, but I hope the scenery is better than what I saw on the drive back to the airport. Where has everyone gone this weekend? Ah, this explains it, Power outages from East Coast snowstorm top 3M.  The…
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Tomorrow’s “unexpected” headline

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Seeing not very far into the future: UNEXPECTED OCTOBER SNOWSTORM, WORST SINCE GREAT DEPRESSION, BLAMED FOR LAGGING ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SAYS OBAMA SPOKESMAN
 

Emptying the countryside

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Fascinating account of how new environmental regulations and restoration projects are emptying the northern California countryside, Rural rebellion brewing: Sacramento is Government Central, a land of overly pensioned bureaucrats and restaurant discounts for state workers. But way up in the North State, one finds a small but hard-edged rural populace that views…
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If this doesn’t motivate you for November, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Sometimes the Editorial Board of The NY Times gets it right, even if for the wrong reasons, as in this editorial, The Court and the Next President: When Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. began the new Supreme Court term by congratulating Antonin Scalia on his 25th anniversary as a justice, it w…
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Snowloween Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
From Walter Russell Mead referencing cancellation of his own speech, and taking it all in good humor: I was scheduled to give a talk at the Hannah Arendt conference here at Bard this evening on the problems of the green movement in dealing with the connections between scientific data and public policy,…
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Won’t you please come to Chicago

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
just to sing? Thanks to reader Joe, who writes: Spotted this unfortunate billboard in Chicago (which is shocking, I know) on Western Ave near the I-90 entrance ramp. Felt like it was juxtaposed nicely with the billboard from those greedy, evil corporate fat cats at Big Red. Keep up all the great work!
 

Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians?

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2011
The pretext for the U.N. no fly zone in Libya was to protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi’s army.  The U.S., France and others then exceeded the U.N. mandate by attacking Gaddafi’s forces more generally, leading eventually to Gaddafi’s capture and field execution. Back in March I asked whether Obama would protect Gaddafi…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Race-based attacks on Herman Cain expose left-wing hypocrisy, once again)

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain The attacks on Herman Cain from the left are gruesome, as Cain is reduced by his attackers to an affirmative action candidate who helps white Republicans hide their racism by allowing them to support a compliant black…
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Just like the Tea Party

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2011
Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies: Occupy Wall Street Protester Threatens Fox 5 News Reporter Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters Occupy Madison loses permit (due to public masterbation) Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain…
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Please donate to the “Jonathan Alter Obama Scandal Education Fund”

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2011
Never has there been a love as true or as blind as media Obamalove, as evidenced by this adoring puff piece written by Jonathan Alter for Bloomberg News, Obama Miracle is White House Free of Scandal: President Barack Obama goes into the 2012 with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he…
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Out of the shadows

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2011
Thanks to reader Brian who saw this in the parking lot of this brew pub in Indianapolis, and writes: I live in a much more downscale area, much more blue collar, and I never see this kind of thing in my neighborhood.  Apparently ostentatious progressivism is proportionately related to income, shocker right? Thanks…
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Romney picks tonight’s Game 7 winner

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2011
He’s staked out a position, and he’s not backing down. From @StevenErtlet: