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The Top 1% Probably Voted Disproportionately For Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Among the numerous College Know It All Hippie fallacies common in the #OWS movement is the apparent association between having wealth and supporting capitalistic or pro-business policies.  It is true that to a point, wealthier individuals are more Republican than poorer ones in their voting habits, but this relationship starts to…
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Gilad Shalit released

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
The initial phase of the prisoner exchange for the freedom of Gilad Shalit is completed.  This interview was broadcast on Egyptian TV, as described in The Jerusalem Post: Schalit, who seemed shocked and distressed, was asked a number of questions by an Egyptian reporter, including how he was feeling, to which he…
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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 right – “OBAMA Impeach him”
 

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 to somethin and not needed my own personal prufreeder. If the DoE disappeared tomorrow,…
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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 the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties. In Ithaca, I noted…
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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 the start of the 1st Intifada, will be set free: Abed el-Aziz…
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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 be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his…
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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 not: …. Occupy Wall Street is about targeting the obscenely wealthy, it’s about…
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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 use this opportunity to play for the x-teenth time “the” video:
 

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 rising to the top, it’s the people we see riot at every…
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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 back and planning types of resistance: “This is a rather embarrassing temper…
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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!” one protester screamed while Shakina Nayfack, 30, of Washington Heights explained his…
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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:
 

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 high profile bombings, terrorist attacks which live in the consiousness of every…
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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 particularly against the Tea Party movement and Fox News.  Your misleading video about…
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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 people holding signs.  I kind of felt sorry for them. None of the…
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How long before Dems call OWS a Rovian plot?

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
So far, Democrats are going all in on the Occupy Wall Street movement, with the DNC even cirulating a petition in support.  Obama is trying to harness the energy for his campaign. That will change if plans for an OWS national convention take place next summer, signifying that OWS is a third force. As outlined…
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