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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 avid –several times a day- visitor. I came across this bumper sticker that I…
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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 already has been fired from Gaza at an Israeli city.  The Shalit deal…
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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 Scott Johnson (Send in the Clowns) begging them to get serious. I…
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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 the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with…
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Obama strategy Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Obama has a check for you.  And you.  And … Money for police under the guise of preventing rape, now for students through loan forgiveness and better repayment terms.  It sure is easy to run for re-election using taxpayers’ money to buy consituency votes. From S.E. Cupp:
 

The Plagues of Occupy Wall Street

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Reading this article at The Boston Herald reminded me of the 10 plagues from the Passover story: Food-borne illnesses, a flu outbreak, hypothermia, sexually transmitted diseases and vermin are just some of the hazards experts say make Occupy Boston a public health disaster waiting to happen — as City Hall turns a blind eye. Darkness will come soon,…
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Obama still owns Hollywood influencers

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Via Taegen Goddard:President Obama “stopped for an undisclosed meeting with some of the entertainment industry’s high-level executives” before leaving California yesterday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.”The event was not a fundraiser, and attendees were not asked to donate to the Obama reelection campaign. But those invited have been ardent supporters of…
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Dazed and confused, except …

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
A friend writes: I’m sure you’ve been following Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he supported Kasich’s anti-union initiative in June but today traveled to Ohio and claimed he wasn’t familiar with the referendum.  It’s just too much.  The guy disgusts me, and frankly I just don’t know where to turn in this…
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What did you say your name was?

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Thanks to reader Glenn who spotted this in Woodlands, Texas, and sent me an e-mail with the subject line “Is dissent still patriotic?”: Spotted while stopped at a red light in the Woodlands, TX. The driver went on to turn left (go figure.) I’m sure these are regurgitations of previous entries, but at…
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Open – A Tape from California

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Traveling all day, now in Palm Desert, CA.  Because there’s almost no way to get there from central New York, we ended up flying into Orange County airport and driving.  Along the way we saw these windfarms — Obama would so proud: From some sneak peeks at the internet when not in…
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“it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about victories”

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
David Dayen at Firedoglake, where the professional left is not sure Libya represents victory: Replacing a brutal government with a government that turns a blind eye to brutality doesn’t really count as a success, in my book…. The point here is that it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about…
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The Real Reason Ron Paul Demands Metal Currency

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Now you know…
 

Kling on Journos

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Arnold Kling struck a great chord in a recent post on EconLog: From the perspective of a macroeconomic textbook, journalists write as if the aggregate supply curve is nearly vertical with respect to monetary policy and nearly horizontal for fiscal policy. 1. You would be rich if you had a dollar for every…
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Since when?

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Walter Shapiro on the risk that the GOP Just Might Nominate [Herman Cain] a Candidate Patently Unqualified to Be President: This is how presidential vetting traditionally works. The press pack pounces on the logical fallacies in a candidate’s positions and the shakiness of his resume. Party elites and top fundraisers then decide,…
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Think Progress now run by former Obama advisor

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
John Podesta, former Clinton ally and confidant, built the Center for American Progress — which runs Think Progress — into a potent, misleading and devious message machine in favor of the Obama administration. Podesta is stepping down, and is being replaced by Neera Tanden, a former Obama campaign official. Tanden has been Chief Operating…
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Not that such things matter to me

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
TaxProf is out with the rankings of law professor blogs for the trailing 12 months as of September 30, 2011, and we are no. 3 both for page views and visits.  (Note: Instapundit is not included since its stats are not public, so really we’re no. 4.)
 

Herman Cain blows smoke in their faces

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
This ad by the Cain campaign is being called one of the worst political ads ever. I disagree. Sure it’s different.  I’m at the airport this morning, and a female anchor on CNN previewed the ad by saying, “I don’t know what it means!”  But we’re talking about it, and there is a…
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