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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

 

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

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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

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Remember when stimulus actually created jobs?

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011

Spotted by the wife about two blocks from our house in Ithaca.  She was surprised I had not spotted it yet. Actually I had, but if I took the photo and posted it, there would be hell to pay.  But

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Today was “Take Our School Children To ‘Occupy Providence’ Day”

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2011

Of course, the day started out as take your child to school, but the school turned it into a field trip to the otherwise sparsely populated Occupy Providence encampment, as tweeted by most excellent Rhode Island talk show host John

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Open

Posted by  ▪  October 21, 2011

In meetings most of the day, what did I miss? Seems like this is some of it: Everyone out of Iraq by Christmas.  Then what. Was Gaddafi originally shot by NATO special forces then turned over to the Libyans who

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