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Beirut 1983

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2011

This week in 1983 Iranian backed Shiites bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 299 Marines and French soldiers. The Marines had been sent as part of an international peacekeeping force in the wake of the Lebanese civil war. 

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Despair

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2011

From Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph (h/t reader John): Instead of hope and change, the Obama presidency has delivered decline and despair on a scale not seen in America since the dying days of the Carter administration. Both at home

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To each according to this bumper sticker

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2011

Thanks to frequent photographer Jason who writes: This one was parked at a hospital in Raleigh, NC. The sun was messing me up, so I had to get right up close to get the sticker on the right.

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For your evening entertainment

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

From the files, a freak show on the Ed Show, with Anthony Weiner commenting on Alan Grayson:

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So tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

Aka Rep. Connie Mack (R-Florida) is going to run against Bill Nelson in the 2012 Florida Senate race: U.S. Rep. Connie Mack unexpectedly signaled late Wednesday that he will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, apparently convinced other candidates cannot

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Sending precisely the wrong signal

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

Whether Rick Perry ends up showing up at the debates or not, this sends precisely the wrong signal.  This is not May or June.  If you want the nomination, you show up to debates in November and December, without hesitation: After

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WaPo – We’ll just act like our hit piece on Marco Rubio was true

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

I will not repeat everything about how The Washington Post misstated Marco Rubio’s record in order to portray Rubio as having misrepresented how his parents came to the U.S. and whether they were exiles. But true to form, WaPo not

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George Soros diversifies his portfolio of evil

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

Apparently George Soros foot the bill of the Frank La Rue’s ‘research’ for the UN that concluded that the Internet is a “human right” subject to the same creeping legislation and special interests as every other ‘right.’ Advocates of net

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When this bubble bursts

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

They will not have China to bail them out: For so long we have heard nothing but how the Chinese were doing things right. Hundred of millions rising up out of poverty. News cars replacing bicycles on the streets of

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Look who’s calling Obama “Nixonian”

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

The editors of the San Francisco Chronicle: The Obama White House’s restrictions on media access to its fundraising  events makes a mockery of its claim to be the most transparent administration in  history. If anything, there is almost a Nixonian

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Be thankful for little things

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

This war has been going on for a long time.  At least we’re still winning. Thanks to reader Dickie who writes: First…..Let me express my thanks and gratitude for the time and effort you put into your site. I am an

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Open – California Dreaming

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

This California time zone is messing with my head.  I think I’ll walk into the desert, sit with my legs folded and palms raised towards the sky, and watch the sunset. A couple of things I noticed: A long-range rocket

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Newt staying above the fray

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Romney and Perry are doing each other and themselves damage by going at it in the way they have been, which at times seems childish, petty and insincere, which has even such mainstream commentators as John Podhoretz (A Pack of Nonsense) and

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Mine this coal

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

The New York Times is shocked, just shocked to find that a New Poll Finds Deep Distrust of Government: With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over

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