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#OccupyWallStreet Photo of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Or if they are not available, “Give me some chick who likes to have her image captured on an iPad while protesting corporate greed.” Photo via reader marklyon: Related:  #OccupyWallStreet Tweet and Post of Day
 

Saturday Night Card Game (What do white liberals and white copy paper have in common?)

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Tonight we will address the age old question: What do white liberals and white copy paper have in common? First, white liberals.  Melissa Harris-Perry in The Nation argues that white liberals who are fleeing Obama are reflecting their implicit racism: The…
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#OccupyWallStreet Tweet of the Day (Post of Day added)

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
Also known as the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance. From perennial perennial, @IowaHawkBlog: Update:  For a great post see Start the Revolution Without Me, by reader Teresa in Forth Worth: You say that you hate all of these big, evil corporations?  Well don’t just stand there, show them that you REALLY mean business – stop…
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Declaration of the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
The organizers of the Wall Street takeover, calling themselves the NYC General Assembly, have issued a Declaration of the Occupation of New York City: The Declaration lists 20 grievances against corporations, including these examples: They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender…
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We are heading for a “not” nominee

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
Looking at the Republican field, it’s hard to get very excited. There is no one in the field who is more than “not Obama.”  Some are not “not Obama” more than others, but I’m not seeing someone to rally around. Having it all may not be in the cards this year. And the “conservative”…
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That shining bumper sticker upon a hill

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
After a week of A Rising Tide angry bumper stickers, it’s nice to get back to basics. Sent by reader Carol, who writes: Seen in Danbury CT – looked brand new! Go back and listen to his farewell speech, not only for his words of hope about that shining city upon a hill but…
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It is 11:09pm, and Rick Perry needs to run not walk away

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
I guess I don’t understand the world of big time bloggers and CNN commentators who support presidential candidates. I thought that if you support a candidate, you don’t go out of your way to turn people against your candidate. But what do I know? I’ll give Rick Perry some unsolicited advice, similar to what…
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If Chris Christie were a People of Anything Else

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. So why is this a problem for Chris Christie?  Because he is not in a liberally protected class: “Liberals, who embrace diversity of all other kinds — who demand quotas for transgender kindergarten teachers in public schools — these selfsame liberals have the unmitigated gall…
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Erick Erickson is going to have to make a better case for Gov. Perry than this

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Perry’s high profile supporters do him no favors by acting like children.  (h/t reader Charles)
 

Buffet(t) Rules we all can agree upon

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
As Kathleen posted earlier, Warren Buffett is backing away from the so-called Buffett Rule, which apparently is not so much a Rule as a stream of consciousness sprinkled with thoughts and afterthoughts. The best thing about the Buffett Rule Non-Rule What Are You Talking About, is that Think Progress is spinning like…
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Christie waiting on Palin?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
According to Juan Williams, Christie only will get in if it looks like Palin is getting in, setting himself up as the anti-Palin, since she would be unstoppable against the current field: What will it take to get Chris  Christie to say yes and run for the GOP nomination? Come on down –…
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That awkward moment

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
when the rule named after you isn’t what you want: Warren Buffett backs out of Obama’s Buffett Rule on CNBC. 
 

Bad facts make bad law, Anwar al-Awlaki edition

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
From David Dayen at Firedoglake: We’ll hear this was necessary because of Awlaki’s operational role, and his part played in the Fort Hood massacre and the Christmas Day bombing attempt.  In reality, many experts saw Awlaki as a public figurehead, a man who could speak in front of a video camera and…
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U-Wisc Prof May Not Have Aimed To Misbehave, But Is Busted By PC Police Anyway

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
As Instapundit said, it’s  Brownshirts vs. Browncoats, as a University of Wisconsin professor displays a poster of an unapproved rebellious figure. ‘Firefly’ and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges on University of Wisconsin Campus MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the “threat assessment team,” and threatened with…
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UC Berkeley LGBT Activists Seem Disappointed AA Bake Sale Did Not Discriminate Against Them

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Zombie (via NiceDeb) reports that some in the Berkeley LGBT community were offended that the bake sale did not target them (Of course, they wouldn’t be getting preferences under the proposed legislation anyway, so it would be quite odd if anything about the bake sale did have anything to do with…
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A rising tide week (El Paso)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011
Seen on a GMC Yukon XL, from reader Danelle, who commented: And El Paso is a Blue County! It’s a little fuzzy, but there are some good ones:
 

Dodd-Frank should have made everything free, including lunch

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
The government should have just taken over the banking sector, so we could avoid things like this, The End Of Free Checking? On Sat., Oct. 1, new regulations from the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul go into effect on debit cards. Specifically, they impose price controls on “interchange fees,” the fees that banks and…
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