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Let the Libya “unexpected” consequences begin

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
Such as a “no fly zone” over all of northern Africa, spreading across the globe, because while we broke Muammar Gaddafi’s army, we didn’t fix the problem of tens of thousands of mobile surface-to-air missiles. As reported by the Christian Science Monitor: At newly discovered weapons-storage sites, thousands of shoulder-held surface-to-air missiles (SAMs)…
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They have tried everything, but it’s still Detroit

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
They tried, that’s for sure: On Sunday, September 14 [2008] at 2:00 p.m. in Detroit’s riverside Hart Plaza, more than a thousand individuals of every faith are expected to join together for “I Lift Detroit in prayer.” This interfaith ceremony is open to the public and will provide the climax of a…
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Republican Reagan Library Debate – Open (Tweet of the Night added)

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
Not going to be “live blogging” it, but will make some observations. Your comments are welcome. Update 8:40 p.m. – at the first break, I can’t say there are any clear winners or losers.  Romney is doing well, dealing with his “issues” without any real problem.   Perry is, as someone who has never really…
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Maybe they all will break out in song during Obama’s speech, on a Gibson guitar

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
I wonder if he will get a shout out during the speech: Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, will attend President Obama’s address to Congress on Thursday as a guest of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Federal agents raided Gibson factories in Tennessee last month as part an investigation into whether its wood…
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The Nanny State Doesn’t Like Competition

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
From babysitters, that is. From the WSJ: [A proposed bill in California] would require parents to pay caregivers over the age of 18 minimum wage plus overtime, allow a 10-minute rest every four hours and a half-hour meal break after five hours, reports ABC News. The bill was written with the intention of extending labor…
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Silence is golden and speaks louder than any teleprompter

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
Love this move: Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a  rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House  Democratic Leader Nancy  Pelosi took as a high affront to the White  House. At least three GOP lawmakers also have announced  they’re not going to show up for the presidential…
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Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology”

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally…
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“Smart Girl” Janis Kelly for Mayor … of Ithaca!

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
You want to see me spike the football so hard the earth will shake harder than in the D.C. Earthquake? You have not seen anything like what will take place here if Janis Kelly, Republican and unabashed Tea Party supporter, is elected Mayor of Ithaca.  You can donate here.  Her website, which…
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I accept no responsibility

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
for bumper stickers in a foreign language, or in Spanish.  But I get the gist of this one just by trying to pronounce it. Thanks to reader John in Texas who writes: Recent reports have President Obama’s popularity slipping in the Hispanic community. If this bumper sticker I photographed in Texas is any…
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NY9 prediction

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
There’s an interesting race shaping up in heavily Democratic NY9 to fill the seat vacated by Anthony Weiner (whose Twitter account was proven by the left-blogosphere to have been hacked by Andrew Breitbart, until it turned out it wasn’t). Republican Bob Turner is facing off against Democrat David Weprin.  The election is next…
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Just what Wisconsin doesn’t need, an open mtgs rule for Sup Ct deliberations

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson appears to have lost not only the confidence of some Justices on the Court, but the ability to lead the Court. The latest incident, in which (liberal) Justice Ann Walsh Bradley charged with fist raised at (conservative) Justice David Prosser, and then made a false allegation…
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Jet propelled back home

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
from overseas to the U.S.A. Good afternoon, all! I’m back from my summer at The Wall Street Journal Europe where I interned as a Bartley Fellow. I’m now in my senior year at Cornell & I will try to post here as much as I can as I search for a full-time job…
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Rhode Island leads the way (into the fiscal abyss)

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
You know all about Rhode Island’s pension and other fiscal problems stemming from an out-of-control public sector which made promises which could be kept only under the most rosy of scenarios, in a state almost completely controlled by unions: Is Rhode Island Our Future Under Obama? High Taxes And Union Pensions Are Killing…
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Michele Bachmann doubles down on Ed Rollins

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
Michele Bachmann is doubling down on Ed Rollins, even though health concerns (allegedly) are the reason he will not run her campaign on a day-to-day basis: Sources close to Rep. Michele Bachmann tell National Review Online that the Minnesota Republican has known for days that Ed Rollins, her campaign manager, would be…
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Obama’s Speech to a Joint Session of Bumper Stickers

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2011
This vehicle looks like a preview of the one liners in Obama’s upcoming speech to a Joint Session of Congress. Thanks to commenter Stark who writes: I figured you’d get a kick out this one. This is one of the finer examples of what not to do to your car. I live in Cape…
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Is this the fight Democrats really want to have?

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2011
Obama seems to think that just what this country needs is a big fight over which party is more patriotic. At least that’s the fight Obama is picking in his speech today in Detroit and reportedly in his upcoming speech to Congress and budget battle: “We’re going to see if we’ve got some straight shooters in…
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“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out…”

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2011
Obama gave a speech today.  It was in Detroit. Jimmy Hoffa Jr. set the tone as the warm up act (video links below)(h/t @allahpundit): Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday. “We got to keep an eye on the…
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