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Don’t worry, your centralized medical records are safe

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Creating a centralized electronic medical record is one of the primary goals of the Obama administration (and Bush before that, although not funded) under the theory that a centralized record will lead to greater efficiencies. Don’t worry, your centralized medical records will be safe. Unless, of course, someone working for the government decides to steal…
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AP Reports 37% of Adults Back OWS In Horribly Constructed Poll, Fails To Mention That 56% Don’t

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Boston Globe and the AP report that 37% of Americans support OWS: More than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protests, and even more — 58 percent — say they are furious about America’s politics. The number of angry people is growing as deep reservoirs of resentment grip the country,…
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Joe Biden finds a winning stimulus strategy

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Since Joe Biden’s play of the rape card did not work in getting the Senate to pass Obama’s new stimulus package, Biden may need to come up with a new strategy.  Rumor has it that Biden will resurrect National Lampoon magazine: (Based on this original, for those of you who are too young to remember.)
 

The insurrection reaches the outskirts of Chicago

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
At Obama campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago they can hear shouts of “OMG WTF” and “How’s that ‘Hope & Change’ thing working out for you?,” like the sound of slowly rumbling thunder just over the horizon. Thanks to reader Norbie who spotted this in Elgin, Illinois, not far from Chicago, and writes: I’ve seen this truck tooling…
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Open

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
The Wisconsin recall effort against Scott Walker gets started in three weeks, and guess what, Dems may go after more Republican state senator!  The punchy Director of Communications of the WI Democratic Party is quite excited. There was a massive earthquake in Turkey, with as many as 1000 possibly dead.  Israel has…
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24 years ago today, Borking was born

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
24 years ago a new term was coined, “borking” or “to bork.”  It is a tactic in which Democrats still revel, except when they feel they are on the receiving end at which point they cry foul. Borking is the complete politicization of the judicial nomination process, in which bad motives are…
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If you have good blood pressure,

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
I recommend reading this discussion between Eliot Spitzer and a protester from Occupy Wall Street. It is actually pretty interesting and shows that Spitzer hasn’t forgotten how to speak like a politician: MM: You think representative democracy is the best system we’ve got? ES: Yes! I say that without any hesitation. Because it…
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Occupy Wall Street metaphor alert

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
We saw something similar in Wisconsin, when an anti-Scott Walker protester locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock. Yesterday an Occupy Wall Street protester climbed a 70-foot statue demanding that Mayor Bloomberg resign and that the police presence be reduced.  The police attempted to talk him down, and…
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Rhode Island – A public sector pension plan which doesn’t make anything

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
You know about the RI pension mess, because I’ve been pounding that issue pretty much since the founding of this blog three years ago. The New York Times takes a devastating look at Rhode Island, The Little State With a Big Mess (h/t @amandacarpenter): ON the night of Sept. 8, Gina M. Raimondo, a…
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I think I need a shower

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
after seeing this. From reader Joe, send in an e-mail with the subject line “bumper sticker of the day-week-month”: Professor, Words fail me, see for yourself! Location- Croton Point Park, Westchester NY
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Herman Cain isn’t their type of black)(Readers’ Choice Award)

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
Herman Cain is bringing out the worst venom from the liberal media and entertainment complex, and the left-wing blogosphere. Just as we saw liberal feminists fall all over themselves to bash Sarah Palin as an insult to women, so too we see liberals who claim to be enlightened on matters of race fall all…
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#OccupyDallas – the birds are not impressed

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
The Live Stream camera at street level tells the story, the Occupy Dallas protesters control the streets with the line of marchers extending as far as the eye can see: Okay, maybe not.  Reader Derek writes: Professor, I’m an avid reader of your blog. I was in the office today and heard some chanting. I looked out…
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“credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune”

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 8: “It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune. You would often hear one hen remark to another, ‘Under the guidance of our Leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days’; or two…
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CA Finalizes Cap and Trade

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
California’s streak of bad governance is coming to a climax with the finalization of their cap and trade legislation: California’s plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions and put a price on carbon is set to take effect on Jan. 1 after the Air Resources Board voted Thursday to make final adjustments in…
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More on the darling Ms. Wafa al-Biss

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
Recently released, already calling on school children to hope for martyrdom. Some more background (h/t @MargieInTelAviv)[Note, I substituted the original NBC video for the YouTube version as a reader pointed out that the last frame of the YouTube video includes links to some offensive videos): Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news…
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No Lech Walesa for Occupy Wall Street

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
Oh my how the supporters of Occupy Wall Street cheered when Lech Walesa, hero of the fight against communism in Poland, announced that he would fly to New York to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Brent Budowsky at The Hill was ecstatic: Great news for the real America. One of history’s great leaders…
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Why I respect Jennifer Rubin

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
I don’t always agree with Jennifer Rubin, the not-liberal blogger at The Washington Post, who used to blog at Commentary. But I respect her because unlike the Stockholm Syndrome suffering not-liberal columnists at The New York Times, Rubin is willing to take on her own newspaper. This conclusion to Rubin’s post (h/t Instapundit)…
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