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Michele Bachmann finds out about Ed Rollins the hard way

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Yes, Michele you should have done a Google search before hiring Ed Rollins (NYT via NRO via HotAir): She said critical comments Mr. Rollins made to reporters after stepping aside were dismaying. “When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees,” she said. “I just assume that’s a…
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Algerian Massacre

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
Today marks fifty years since a massacre swept the streets — not in the maghreb region of north Africa, but in the streets of Paris:  A number of events were held on Monday to remember the violent deaths of up to several hundred anti-war demonstrators in Paris 50 years ago. The peaceful march…
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Providence Journal shows how not to do a paywall

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
I was surprised to go to The Providence Journal website today and to see an announcement that ProJo had built a new website with a new url. (no longer projo.com but providencejournal.com) and a paywall: The Providence Journal news organization is moving to the paid eEdition to protect the investment it makes every…
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They took the teleprompter, the whole …

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
… teleprompter (language warning).  No really, they did: NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: “How in the world does that happen?!”  A truck filled with President Obama’s podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield From IowaHawk, TOTUS unshackled (another language…
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#OWS Backer List Approaching All Enemies Foreign And Domestic, Obama, Democrats

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2011
North Korea is the latest in the who’s who of global villains to support OWS. NorK state media approvingly reports: Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) — Unprecedented demos are taking place in the United States these days in protest against exploitation and oppression by capital, shaking all fabrics of society. The first demo kicked…
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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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