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It pains me to say

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2012

It pains me to say

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7/17/2012 at 11:56am
that both the Bain and tax return issues were entirely predictable and in fact predicted. No sense piling on, but remaining silent might be worse. Defenses of Bain which worked in the primaries — you hate capitalism — don’t necessarily work in the general.  Show why Bain was a positive force, and don’t…
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U.S. Treasury staffer solicited hookers

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2012

U.S. Treasury staffer solicited hookers

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7/17/2012 at 11:00am
A freedom of information request revealed several incidents of major ethical breaches at the Department of Treasury, involving the solicitation of prostitutes using a government resources as well conflict of interest concerns. This is the latest in a string of embarrassments and scandals for the Obama administration; the staffers involved have not…
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Mia B. Love on Hannity: “The hope and change we would like to see happen lies in people” not government

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2012

Mia B. Love on Hannity: “The hope and change we would like to see happen lies in people” not government

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7/17/2012 at 9:37am
Mia B. Love appeared on the Sean Hannity Show last night. The topic of the Barack Obama / Elizabeth Warren theory that people owe their success to government came up: Meanwhile, Love had a good fundraising quarter, tying incumbent Jim Matheson, but lags far behind because Matheson started with so much more in…
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Someone could not be reached for comment

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2012

Someone could not be reached for comment

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7/17/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Peter: I saw your latest “Fakes” post and decided to share – I was visiting my 83 year old mom who lives on Chappaquiddick Island (part of Martha’s Vineyard) just last week.  It’s a lovely place and certainly is a playground of the rich, but not exclusively so (my case in…
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With release of molestation tape, Zimmerman case moves further towards injustice

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

With release of molestation tape, Zimmerman case moves further towards injustice

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7/16/2012 at 8:00pm
The release of an audio tape by an unnamed woman who claims George Zimmerman molested her starting when he was 8 and she was 6 is perhaps the most outrageous attempt to taint the jury pool yet. Via Orlando Sentinel: A woman told authorities that murder suspect George Zimmerman sexually molested her for…
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Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama – government supremacists cut from the same cloth

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama – government supremacists cut from the same cloth

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7/16/2012 at 7:01pm
Neither Elizabeth Warren nor Barack Obama ever created anything. They have suckled at the teat of the taxpayer most of their lives and for almost all of their professional accomplishments. Without government, Elizabeth Warren would be a nameless academic in a lowly regarded area of academia — but her reliance on big…
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TSA misses deadline to hold public comment period on “naked scanners”

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

TSA misses deadline to hold public comment period on “naked scanners”

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7/16/2012 at 4:43pm
On July 25, 2011, the Federal Court of Appeals ruled that the TSA must act “promptly” to hold a public comment period and adopt rules and regulations regarding its use of body scanners in U.S. airports. Nearly a year later, the TSA has yet to comply with the ruling and hold a…
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Video – Cherokees to Elizabeth Warren: “You can’t even look me in the eye”

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

Video – Cherokees to Elizabeth Warren: “You can’t even look me in the eye”

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7/16/2012 at 1:50pm
The group Cherokees Demand Truth From Elizabeth Warren has released a video about their trip to Boston, when Warren refused to meet with them. The women wanted to provide Warren with documentary evidence of her genealogy showing that Warren was not Cherokee, and to present her with issues facing real Native Americans. Instead,…
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Okay Mr. President, we can talk about the past

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

Okay Mr. President, we can talk about the past

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7/16/2012 at 12:00pm
After all, he asked for it. In a recent campaign appearance in Virginia, the President remarked: Ultimately, I think, Mr. Romney is going to have to answer those questions because if he aspires to being president, one of the things you learn is you’re ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations. The…
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Great Britain’s doctors and nurses poised to strike after cost-cutting measures leaked

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

Great Britain’s doctors and nurses poised to strike after cost-cutting measures leaked

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7/16/2012 at 10:48am
Britain’s National Health Services’ plans to “avert a funding crisis” by cutting doctors’ and nurses’ salaries by around 5 percent, along with some receiving cuts in overtime and vacation, have been leaked. The organization representing Britain’s doctors and nurses, the British Medical Association, has yet to reveal whether they will pursue a…
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Elizabeth Warren has memorized her Indian lines

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

Elizabeth Warren has memorized her Indian lines

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7/16/2012 at 8:41am
Elizabeth Warren has developed a story line to counter questions about her claims to Native American, minority, and woman of color status based upon family lore that has no documentary support. But only when you compare her recent response during a Patch.com livechat with her own campaign website, is it clear just…
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When poverty comes to America, it will be driving a $22k Jeep Patriot

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2012

When poverty comes to America, it will be driving a $22k Jeep Patriot

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7/16/2012 at 7:00am
Apparently. From reader and frequent photographer Bill in Florida: Saw this jeep Patriot with the “I’m too poor to vote republican” sticker on it. New they run about $22,000.
 

Invasion of the photo snatcher

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2012

Invasion of the photo snatcher

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7/15/2012 at 11:15pm
The hostess and others looked at me with such smiles as I snapped several photos. We all shared the pride, or so they thought. I looked just like they did. They thought I was one of them. But little did they know. Taken at Tacolicious, San Francisco:
 

Weiner links phone to facebook–sign of things to come?

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2012

Weiner links phone to facebook–sign of things to come?

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7/15/2012 at 5:09pm
Congressman Anthony Weiner may be taking steps to return the the political fray. The New York Post reports that the congressman is “desperate” to return to politics, and with a large campaign chest he has the money to do it. The disgraced former congressman — who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign…
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Left declares “meme” victory in #retroactive comments by Gillespie

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2012

Left declares “meme” victory in #retroactive comments by Gillespie

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7/15/2012 at 1:11pm
This morning on Face the Nation, Ed Gillespie commented that Romney “retired retroactively” from Bain Capital after questions about exactly what year the candidate retired have come to light. Romney left Bain to rescue the beleagured Salt Lake City Olympics, detailed in his book “Turnaround.” [Full disclosure: I copyedited the book]. Huffington…
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I miss Dick Cheney

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2012

I miss Dick Cheney

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7/15/2012 at 11:00am
Thursday night former Vice President Dick Cheney held a fundraiser at his home in Jackson, WY, for Mitt Romney. During his remarks, Cheney stressed Romney’s ability to handle the foreign-policy decisions that a commander-in-chief faces, while Romney cautioned that Obama’s foreign-policy mistakes may have even longer lasting implications than his domestic…
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The Big 6-0(00)

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2012

The Big 6-0(00)

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7/15/2012 at 9:11am
It’s all a matter of perspective. I had dinner with a group of people last night, and one of the women was pregnant for the first time at age 37.  Her husband commented that he was going to buy the kid a onesie that said “Now that I’m safe, I’m pro-choice.” …
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