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“You can’t make this stuff up” of the day

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
Mitt Romney: Santo’s not conservative enough to be Veep (h/t Uncle Samuel): “Well that would preclude, of course, Rick Santorum,” Romney said. “Because, I mean, look at his record. I find it interesting that he continues to describe  himself as the real conservative. This is the guy who voted against the  right…
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A glimmer of a glimmer of unseating Gillibrand

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
Bob Turner won the race for the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner.  (Oh, what a night.) Redistricting in NY State looks to eliminate his district, something that was anticipated even before Turner’s victory. So Turner is striking back, and has just announced plans to run against Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, via Roll…
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David Axelrod’s war on Mormon women?

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
That’s what David Axelrod tweeted then quickly deleted, as reported at The Atlantic: Obama strategist David Axelrod tweeted a not-quite-decipherable message Monday that included a link to a story about Mormon women being erroneously barred from some official ceremonies because they were menstruating. Then he deleted the tweet. What does it all…
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Assad captures last major rebel stronghold

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
A month ago it didn’t look like it would turn out this way, but a month of ineternational dawdling has given the Assad regime the time it needed to crush rebels in their last remaining stronghold in the northern city of Idlib:  The Syrian army has recaptured the northern rebel stronghold of Idlib near the…
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Shocking headline of the day

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
I know you didn’t see this one coming. It goes against everything we have come to know. It is shocking.  (h/t @joshjonsmith) Study: Liberals More Likely To Block Online Friends Over Political Disagreements People with liberal views are almost twice as likely as conservatives to unfriend someone on social media over political disagreements,…
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Ford, Sony, Amex will work with Gawker, but not conservative talk radio (Update: Amex denies)

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
I posted yesterday about a list of companies which have instructed Premiere Networks not to run their ads on conservative talk radio shows, for fear of reaction from “a very small percentage of the listening public” (emphasis mine): These advertisers have made a commitment to using radio, both network and local, in…
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A modern miracle

Posted by  ▪  March 13, 2012
I asked for a good coffee mandate, and reader Liz delivered, with this photo and an e-mail with the suject line “The need for coffee”: And I think we need lots of it! The picture was taken on 3/8/2012 on I-94 westbound from Detroit. I think I was west of Ann Arbor by…
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June 5 – Night of the Living Recalls

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
Is the date the Wisconsin GAB is proposing for all recall elections, via TPM: Wisconsin election officials have now closed in on a proposed date for holding the the state’s wave of recalls: June 5, an extension of one week. The Government Accountability Board (GAB), the non-partisan agency that oversees elections in the…
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Pallywood never dies

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
It just never stops, as reported by Israel Matzav, as this photo is going viral via Twitter but the child was hurt in an accident several years ago, not killed by Israelis, and for the kicker, it was circulated by a U.N. employee: More on Pallywood:  Another Pallywood hoax exposed, again.
 

Romney has trouble distinguishing “frontrunner” from “weak frontrunner”

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
Mitt Romney is a weak frontrunner, anyone who thinks otherwise is not being realistic. But he is the frontrunner. Yet Romney seems not to be able to distinguish the two. And that is part of the reason why he is a “weak” frontrunner.
 

A Coffee mandate leaves me unsatisfied

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
There’s a lot of talk today about imposing a coffee mandate on employers, including Mormon institutions which oppose the use of caffeine, because of the health benefits of coffee. Not enough. It must be a “good coffee” mandate. We have something here that’s free and they call “coffee,” but the lab tests have not…
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The Derrick Bell thing has them worried

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
The Breitbart video of Barack Obama embracing Prof. Derrick Bell, one of the founders of critical race theory, has been dismissed as a dud and failure. But the dialogue about how that narrative fits into Obama’s campaign tactics — something I explored on Day 2 of this blog — must have the Obama campaign…
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Gawker more acceptable than conservative talk radio for advertisers?

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
Gawker Media’s websites, particularly its flagship Gawker website, are notorious gossipers. Gawker in many ways is an equal opportunity attacker, but two of its highest profile stories were sexualized attacks against conservative female politicians. Wonkette, known for going after Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin and other conservative women, was started by Gawker Media but spun…
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Smells fishy

Posted by  ▪  March 12, 2012
From reader Bluehouse: Seen in Fish Creek, WI. Surprisingly enough, heh! Many apologies for the reflection!