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Ah, the choices we must make

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011

Thanks to reader Brian who writes: Enjoy your blog very much, professor. Saw this brave motorist parked in Arlington, VA. Top left – “I would rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job” Top

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How did I ever get an edjukation…

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

considering that I finished high skool before the creashion of the U.S. Deparment of Edjukation in 1980. If there were federal mandates, bureaucracies, and of course, No Child Left Behind, when I was in skool … I actually might have amounted

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Occupy Wall Street turnout a major fail

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

Saturday was to be a nationwide turnout for the Occupy Wall Street movement, with large protests across the land.  From media coverage which portrays the movement as growing, one would have expected a large turnout, at least as large as

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Butcher of Ramallah soon to be free

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

As part of the deal to free Gilad Shalit, the butcher of Ramallah who participated in the disemboweling and mutilation of two Israeli soldiers who took a wrong turn on a road in the West Bank in October 2000 at

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Vindicated, unfortunately

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson (h/t Instapundit) writes of those who were skeptical of Obama: The skeptics of 2008 proved prescient; those who demonized them should be embarrassed. I was a skeptic from Day 1: Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may

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#OccupyOprah

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

Oprah’s worth $1.5 billion.  Think how many struggling artists that could feed. Shakina Nayfack, featured in The Daily News complaining about his student debt, made the following comment in response to my post Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is

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Those were the days my friend

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011

They thought they’d never end, they’d sing and dance forever and a day, they’d live the life they choose, they’d dream and never lose, for they were young and sure to have their way. Spotted near my house in Ithaca: And yes, I will choose to

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Open

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011

I did not watch Herman Cain on the various news shows, but Memeorandum is relatively quiet, so I assume there were no major gotchas. Definitely get the sense the Occupy protests are getting uglier, not better.  The cream is not

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Mother Goose Lives; Frenchmen Cry

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011

In seven months, foie gras is going to be banned by California. The impetus for the bill was, of course, animal rights activists who claim that the fattened goose or duck liver promotes cruelty to animals. Naturally, chefs are fighting

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Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not (Update: He responds)

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011

Scrolling through The Daily News’ live blog of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Times Square yesterday, this photo and caption jumped out at me: Student loan debt a hot topic among Times Sq. crowd. “Student loans screwed up my credit!”

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Still they drone on and on

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011

about visualizing world peace and Obama. Spotted in Ithaca on my way home from the Occupy Ithaca rally:

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List of terrorists to be released is sickening

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011

In many ways, it’s worse than I originally thought, now that the names officially have been released. In addition to the planners of the Sbarro Pizza bombing, about which I blogged earlier, the releasees include the planners of many other

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Saturday Night Card Game (Calling on Think Progress to play the ‘guilt by association card’ on Occupy Wall Street)

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Dear Think Progress: For the past several years you have been playing the race and extremist cards on people who oppose Obama’s policies, most

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What is right about this Occupy Ithaca picture?

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011

I attended the Occupy Ithaca rally today, which was scheduled as a mass peaceful demonstration starting at noon outside a Bank of America branch in downtown Ithaca As of 12:30 p.m., when I dropped by, there were about a dozen

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