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10 sq. miles of bumper stickers surrounded by reality

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2012

10 sq. miles of bumper stickers surrounded by reality

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7/24/2012 at 7:00am
I previously photographed this vehicle near my house in Ithaca, but reader and friend T.P. Hobbit recently photographed it with a brand new baby bumper sticker on the left rear corner: I’ve seen most of these before but not the “Criminalize Fracking” one on the upper left courtesy of the Sovereign People’s…
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Elizabeth Warren damages two campaigns with one rant

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Elizabeth Warren damages two campaigns with one rant

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7/23/2012 at 8:30pm
Elizabeth Warren’s viral rant about evil factory owners who live off others has damaged the Obama campaign, which foolishly inserted similar language into the teleprompter which then was read by Obama. The “you didn’t build that” narrative was more than a single line, it was an articulation of Obama’s political ethos, and…
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Sally Ride, R.I.P.

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Sally Ride, R.I.P.

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7/23/2012 at 6:30pm
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away today from pancreatic cancer. She was 61.  Her ride in space took place in 1983. Not quite three years later the vehicle she flew, Challenger, exploded shortly after take off.
 

Where’s Rick? A rebuttal

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Where’s Rick? A rebuttal

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7/23/2012 at 5:00pm
This is a GUEST POST, at my invitation, by commenter Karen Sacandy in response to my post Where’s Rick?  ———————————————- Criticism has been leveled at Sen. Rick Santorum, that he’s not doing  enough for  Gov. Romney to defeat  Obama.  From my vantage point, that view misses a lot. Political junkies are a small percentage of total…
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Comeback to “you didn’t build that” – Romney praised athletes’ families, coaches and sports teams

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Comeback to “you didn’t build that” – Romney praised athletes’ families, coaches and sports teams

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7/23/2012 at 3:05pm
Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line as part of a broader speech about how successful individuals owe that success to government has dug deep into the psyche of Obama supporters. MSNBC dug up an old video of Mitt Romney speaking at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics (for comparison, take a…
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Syria threatens to use WMD which are figment of neocons’ imagination

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Syria threatens to use WMD which are figment of neocons’ imagination

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7/23/2012 at 12:20pm
From darling of the anti-Israel Jewish left, Richard Silverstein, Israel Invents Syrian WMD Threat, IDF Commanders Threaten Intervention: Syria appears to be entering an even more chaotic and dangerous period in its civil war now that Israeli officials are concocting potential threats that must be addressed by Israeli intervention.  The latest series of…
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Penn State penalties (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Penn State penalties (Reader Poll)

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7/23/2012 at 10:21am
The NCAA has imposed the following penalties on Penn State, via WaPo: Penn State was socked with a four-year postseason ban, the loss of 40 scholarships over four years and a $60 million fine stemming from its coverup in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. In addition, all victories from…
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Cut it out

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Cut it out

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7/23/2012 at 9:40am
I missed this last week as I was traveling in California.. Sarah Silverman, who goes from creating contrived outrage to contrived outrage, is a big supporter of Barack Obama and a big hater of Sheldon Adelson for funding SuperPACs aligned against Obama and Democrats. So in keeping with past performance, Silverman created a…
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Charge of the latte brigade

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2012

Charge of the latte brigade

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7/23/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Judy: Saw this car in St. Charles, MO. Notice the nifty home-made bumper stickers on the very expensive car! The stickers say: “Offshore” Mitt Emily’s List Stands for Women Dressage? Give me a break! Not a Republican (Really?) Bin Laden is dead GM is alive
 

Ted Cruz supporters need to get out the vote — starting with early voting Monday

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Time to go for the big win

Ted Cruz supporters need to get out the vote — starting with early voting Monday

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7/22/2012 at 5:57pm
I am backing Ted Cruz, not out of a dislike of David Dewhurst but because Cruz is the type of star in the making we need, someone who can articulate a vision and stand up to both Democrats (I have no doubt Dewhurst can do that too) and Republicans (and therein…
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Joe Paterno statue removed in advance of Monday’s NCAA sanctions

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Joe Paterno statue removed in advance of Monday’s NCAA sanctions

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7/22/2012 at 1:06pm
A statue of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was taken down Sunday from outside the university’s football stadium. A report from Louis Freeh that detailed the far-reaching coverup of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky led the university to remove the statue, announced earlier Sunday morning in a statement: Throughout Penn…
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Oh Canada

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Oh Canada

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7/22/2012 at 10:25am
Robin Williams once said of Canada, “it’s like a loft apartment overlooking a really great party.” But a study released this week said that while the U.S. has been partying, it appeared that Canadians’ net worth had leaped ahead of Americans': The average Canadian has quietly become richer than the average American….
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Remembering Chicago’s victims

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Remembering Chicago’s victims

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7/22/2012 at 8:36am
A mass murder like Aurora, Colorado, naturally grabs the headlines and attention, as it should.  A presidential recognition of the murders is appropriate. Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting.  They are just statistics for whom there…
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Still legal in Texas

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2012

Still legal in Texas

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7/22/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Charles: I have been reading your blog for some time and enjoy your bumper sticker feature. I found this one in a parking lot in Irving, Texas (I live in Fort Worth).
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Analysis: Colorado shooter likely not wingnut because didn’t target gays, Muslims or foreigners)

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (Analysis: Colorado shooter likely not wingnut because didn’t target gays, Muslims or foreigners)

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7/21/2012 at 6:55pm
We’re making progress, of sorts.  Not everyone jumped in with Brian Ross and ABC News in trying to link Colorado shooter James Holmes to the Tea Party. One left-wing blogger quickly wrote that he did not suspect a Tea Party connection because, in his view, a real wingnut would have targeted a more artsy film…
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Elizabeth Warren’s Google search term problem

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s Google search term problem

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7/21/2012 at 3:33pm
I have posted about Elizabeth Warren’t Google search bar auto-fill problem both in the United States and Japan. I recently discovered the Google Insights for Search tool, which provides information gathered by Google based on search terms  As opposed to the auto-fill problem, this doesn’t measure what links Google is returning, but what…
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When political correctness runs amok, it will look like the Mayor of Boston

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2012

When political correctness runs amok, it will look like the Mayor of Boston

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7/21/2012 at 12:36pm
The Mayor of Boston thinks he has the right to deny business permits to a business if he doesn’t like the views of the owners of the business on gay marriage. From The Boston Herald: Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston —…
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