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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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Open

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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I support the 3rd Amendment, and I vote

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2011
There have been over 200 bumper sticker posts since the first post on June 24, 2010. We have covered the 1st, 2nd and 10th Amendments numerous times, but never the 3rd Amendment.  You know, the one that says, umm, you know, yeah I took Con Law and I teach in a law…
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Lawrence O’Donnell lectures Herman Cain on how to be black in the segregated South

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
This is possibly the most offensive interview sequence I’ve ever seen. Lawrence O’Donnell lectures and snidely criticized Herman Cain, who was a minor when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus in 1955 and in high school for the desegregation fights in the late 1950s and early 1960s, for not…
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Mark this day in the annals of Senate nuclear warfare

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
I’ll admit I don’t understand all the intricacies of the U.S. Senate Rules, but moments ago Harry Reid pulled the “nuclear option” in order to prevent Republicans from forcing Senate Democrats to vote on Obama’s jobs bill. As reported by The Hill (h/t Marathon Pundit): In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader…
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They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
The anti-1% street agitation is the fulfillment of a process we have seen unfold since Obama’s 2008 campaign, a process by which a group of various definitions of wealth is isolated and targeted for demagoguery. It was the Top 5%, then the Top 2%, now it’s down to the Top 1%. It is…
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Dear Mitt, did you ever own a rock?

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
The smear is long gone from the front pages, but will live on forever in Rick Perry’s campaign: “I know for a fact that in 1984, that rock was painted over. It was painted over very soon, my family did that.” Silly you, Rick, you thought WaPo cared about the truth. The only thing…
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How can I support a candidate when I can’t stand other supporters of the candidate?

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
It’s the age-old question. And it is not a theoretical question, as you know from recent experience here, because if I followed that line of thinking religiously, multiple remaining candidates would be crossed off my list. For example, David Frum is supporting Mitt Romney. But Frum has spent the past three years drumming up…
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#OccupyWhiteHouse2012 – The hashtag for the rest of us

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
The silent majority. The ones who pay the bills, and the taxes, and the tuitions, and the pensions, and the benefits, for the people who falsely claim to be the 99%. The ones who did not graduate from the school of perpetual expectations and handouts. The ones who falsely have been called terrorists and…
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Media narrative

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
Tea Party = Terrorists OccupyWallStreet = Heroes
 

#OccupyWallStreet has been seized by the very people against whom the protests should be directed

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
Whatever Occupy Wall Street once was long ago (i.e., three weeks ago), the revolution has been seized by big labor, particularly public employee unions, as proudly reported yesterday in left-wing Mother Jones magazine, Occupy Wall Street, Powered by Big Labor: In late September, major labor unions mostly watched from the sidelines as the Occupy…
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Have you hugged your Kucinich today?

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Jason, who writes: Taken a couple of weeks ago in Cary, NC…..this one seems to touch on most of the pillars of moonbattery…