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Worst. #OccupyWallStreet. Advice. Ever.

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
On October 7, self-styled Occupy Wall Street reporter Allison Burtch, the proponent of “progressive stack” speech control, gave this advice to the #OccupyWallStreet movement: Which goes to prove, don’t wish too hard for something, you just might get it.
 

#OccupyFraud

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
I’ve warned you not to take at face value the depictions of the protesters at the Occupy Wall Street rallies. Andrew Cole, the focus of a sympathetic New York Times article, turned out to be a pretty hard core solicialist (by his own description) and former operative for a progressive organization, facts…
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In praise of 300,000 peaceful protesters in 350 locations

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
No, not Occupy Wall Street or Occupy anything. That was the estimate by Nate Silver (then of 538 blog, now of The NY Times) of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties.  Silver noted the upward adjustment of the Tea Party rally in Atlanta from the 7,000 estimated by the Atlanta…
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PDS found Palin, Palin didn’t find PDS

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
From Crawdad Hole written by frequent commenter myiq2xu: I guess the people like Andy Sullivan and his ilk are gonna be unhappy, because Sarah apparently has no intention of going away.  I have to wonder what would have happened if they had just left her alone when she first went back to…
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Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
Thanks to commenter Mutnodjmet for reminding me: PS.  Just to let you know, in light of Palin’s decision, I am promoting OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT quite heavily. The reference is to my post in early June, Commence Operation Counterweight: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going…
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They can’t handle the glass

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
This bumper stick disproves that bumper sticker “I think, therefore I’m liberal.”  Because the person who drives this car proves just the opposite. Thanks to reader Ken, who writes: Saw this bumper sticker today in suburban Kansas City (on the Kansas side) and snapped a pic. I thought it should read, “Republicans bought…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Dominant progressive white males in the #OccupyWallStreet mist)

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
This is the latest in a serieson the use of the race card for political gain: #OccupyWallStreet has been the subject of numerous posts here, including the NY Times’ poster child who wasn’t, the influence of big labor, and the now-obligatory video of the anti-Jew guy. But this story (h/t Publius) caught me…
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#OccupyWallStreet TwitPic of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Addressing claims that Occupy Wall Street is the American Arab Spring:
 

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Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Various and sundry: John Hinderaker finishes up his take-down of the Bloomberg hit piece on the Koch Brothers. We are on a track, just not the right track – CBO: Deficit is on track to be $1.3 trillion. If he had focused more on Windmills! and less on solar energy, he may have avoided…
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A good heuristic

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
to judge bad ideas is to look at how many Princeton philosophy and Columbia professors support it…. Case in point:  Columbia’s Bwog reports that a staggering 200+ Columbia faculty members have signed a petition declaring their support for Occupy Wall St. Which falls on the heels of Cornel West’s visit last week: I’ve been putting on my own type…
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I’m sitting next to the phone

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
that never rings, and the e-mail account that never pings, from politicians seeking my highly influential support. Via AP, Romney, Perry try to recruit Christie, Palin fans: Rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are furiously scurrying to recruit heartbroken holdouts who had hoped GOP celebrities Chris Christie or Sarah Palin would join the…
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We will fight them in the textbooks, we will fight them in the dictionaries, we will …

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
He who defines the terms, controls the debate. There is no better example than “social justice,” a term which as defined by academia and the media means left-wing policies, setting conservatives back on their heels.  Who could be against “social justice”? Thanks to reader Luke in Oakton, Virginia, who writes: Professor Jacobson – I love your…
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#OccupyWallStreet Large Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Large law firms. Oh sure, they’ll give thousands of pro bono hours fighting for the rights of Gitmo detainees, but remember why they are Large law firms. They have Large corporate clients including Large Banks and Large Investment Banks and Large Broker-Dealers who pay them Large Legal Fees so they can pay associates Large Salaries and partners Large…
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Europe!

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Felix Salmon (h/t HotAir) … I don’t see much hope that the unemployment rate will come down to a remotely acceptable level any time soon. Realistically, America’s unemployed are here to stay. And we’re only just beginning to understand how that’s going to affect the political economy of the nation. A near permanent dependent…
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Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
Been in the car all morning. What did I miss? Herman Cain black enough for Lawrence O’Donnell yet? Kathleen Parker and David Frum mourning the loss of their sole source of attention? #OccupyWallStreet? Tell me what I need to know.
 

David Frum: Already Almost Forgotten

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
What is David Frum going to do now that Sarah Palin is not running? What linguistic stunts can he pull to drive traffic to his website?  Who is he going to call a grifter and con artist in order to make himself feel relevant and edgy, and gain the kudos of the…
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“Time to repost Steal This Country?”

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
This is the second time this week a reader has e-mailed me referencing one of my early blog posts, the first being “I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!” Thanks to a reader from Seattle who e-mailed me last night with the following subject line: Time to…
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