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Rats Good, Pilgrims Bad

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2011

Sums up the bumper stickers of this West L.A. lefty’s Prius.  Of course, thanks to experimentation on rats and other animals, we aren’t dying in droves at young ages like the pilgrims.

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The entire mainstream media will jump on this to impugn the entire #OccupyWallStreet movement

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

Just like they did when they found a crazy sign at a Tea Party rally. On the other hand, it might be dismissed as a mere aberration, with serious caution urged not to use the actions of a few to impugn an

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Obama “Jobs Bill” Headline of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

… Reid blocks attempt by McConnell to vote on president’s jobs bill Do you need to know anything else?  If so, the article is here.

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Mass. Senate Debate Tonight

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

I’ll be watching the Massachusetts Senate Democratic Debate tonight at 7 p.m. because it will be the first appearance of Elizabeth Warren.  I haven’t decided what to do in the race, despite the overwhelming reader vote to support Brown, but

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Fast And Furious Roundup: Holder Lied, People Died?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

I haven’t covered this scandal in a while, so here is a roundup of where this story has been going.  Who knows, it might even get serious enough that the MSM will take a break from looking under rocks in

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NY Times’ poster child for #OccupyWallStreet not what he seems (Update: Cole responds)

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

The NY Times Dealbook section takes a very sympathetic look at the Occupy Wall Street protests, On Wall Street, a Protest Matures. The article leads with a feature on Andrew Cole, who arrived from Madison, Wisconsin (shock!) where he recently lost

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“I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

So e-mails reader and commenter KC_MRBB KC_MRBB, with a link to the video below, referring to my prior post The “Richest 5%” Are The New Kulaks from October 27, 2008. Related: The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun

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What Democracy Looks (And Sounds) Like

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

A common protest chant of the Occupy Wall Street crew and other radicals is “This is what democracy looks like!” – a trite, rhythmic expression of self-congratulation layered over an implication that they represent the true will of the people.

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Iranian Pastor, Facing Death For Apostasy, Now Facing Death For “Zionism”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

Last week, I reported that an Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, was to be sentenced to death for apostasy.  Now, the political branches in Iran are upping the stakes, intending to execute him for being a Zionist threat to national security instead.

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After the love has gone

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011

Something happened along the way.  Now yesterday is all they have. Thanks to reader Allen, who writes: Found on the street in Oakland, CA – looks like disillusion has truly set in.  

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Babi Yar

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011

Today marked the 70th commemoration of the Nazi massacre of 33,771 Jews in September 1941 at the Ukrainian ravine at Babi Yar. I visited the site in 1978, at which point a monument had been erected at the site. Yevgeny

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A hefty serving of snark

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011

As some of you may recall, Meghan McCain started a twitter war with Prof. Jacobson after she misread both the content and the author of a post earlier this year. As a consequence, I’ve avoided taking jabs at McCain the

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Wake Up Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet is organized agitprop designed to deflect attention from the Obama administration’s failings onto “Wall Street,”  although many of the participants don’t understand how they are being used.  The Washington Post now is fully aboard Team Obama, doing its best to

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The College Bubble Party

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011

The “Occupy Wall Street” craze has spread to major U.S. cities. From what I can tell, the backbone of this movement are college-aged students like myself who blame corporations for their misfortunes, particularly college affordability and it’s consequences on employment. They should

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