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I was right about taking the debt deal

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
I was right when I said Republicans should take the debt deal, as bad as it was, because otherwise any negative consequences would provide Obama an excuse for his own failures. And I was right. Polling in the three weeks since the deal was announced has shown Obama in a perilous slide.  Here’s…
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Mark your calendars, Kathleen returns

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
You doubted she would, after working for The Wall Street Journal in London. But it is to be. Mark your calendars for September 6.
 

Boycott Divest Sanction and Destroy Israel Movement

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
When they say Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel, they don’t really mean it.  Those are just code words for Destroy Israel. Below is a video of a demonstration in London as part of the BDS(D) movement, via @EliLake, who notes At the link is this image: And this video.  The woman sounds very much like…
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The right result in Strauss-Kahn case

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
It’s close to over, as prosecutors have moved to dismiss the indictment finding the alleged victim to be truth-challenged: When they moved Monday to drop the biggest case on  their docket, the woman was portrayed as its fatal weakness. She “has not been  truthful on matters great and small” and has an ability…
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Taking from the windless to give to the windy

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
You know how much Obama loves windmills, and how overblown is the future of wind power. In Britain they have been pushing wind power far harder and longer than we have, and it is turning into a fiasco of subsidies from the windless masses to the winded-gentry. Anthony Watts has background in Britain’s Wind…
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Uh oh, Saif al-Islam free and talking

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
Contrary to rebel claims, Saif al-Islam, son and heir apparent of Moammar al-Qaddafi, has not been captured and is free and talking to reporters in Tripoli. Video was shown on Fox News and CNN of Saif al-Islam at a hotel in Tripoli.  Saif claimed that a “trap” had been set for the rebels…
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Paul Ryan not running

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
Makes sense.  Very good guy, but didn’t seem to have his heart in it. Via ABC: After much speculation and some pressure from fellow Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin and the House Budget Committee Chairman, says he is NOT running for President. “I sincerely appreciate the support from those eager to chart a brighter…
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Obama’s broken clock foreign policy

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
I just listened to Obama’s statement on Libya, and while he didn’t spike the football, he’s pretty proud of himself. And, if as it now appears Qaddafi is gone, and if what replaces him is not even worse, then Obama should be proud of himself.  But being right doesn’t make one’s policy…
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“Why are you not in Palestine fighting for the cause?”

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
This is classic (h/t BlazingCatFur). A member of the anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction movement (we’ve seen their moonbat tactics before) confronted Muslim shop owners in London demanding that they not sell Israeli products.  The shop owners were not intimidated and demanded to know why she wasn’t in Palestine fighting for the cause, if…
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Rove

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
This video of Karl Rove handing Bill Burton (former Obama press spokesman) his head on a platter has made the rounds.  Burton played the “blame Bush” and “blame Republicans” game as an excuse for all of Obama’s failures, and Rove eviscerated those arguments. Bashing Rove is in fashion these days, but watch this…
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The problem with relying on taxing the rich …

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
… in order to pay for your grand spending plans is that sometimes you run out of rich: … based on 2009 IRS figures, … the number of taxpayers reporting annual income over $1 million fell 39 percent between 2007 and 2009; the number of super-wealthy individuals making over $10 million annually…
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Annual reading of Washington’s Letter to the Touro Synagogue

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
I’ve written previously about George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, in my post Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America Washington’s letter should be required reading, but I doubt many people have read it. But today in Newport the letter was read out…
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Libya, the end

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
Based on news reports and live coverage from SkyNews and others, it appears that Tripoli is about to fall to rebel forces. Whether it is hours or a day or two, it seems on the cusp. Updates:  Things seem to be moving fast.  Israel Matzav has video of celebrations in Tripoli, and there…
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Finally, a high-growth job sector

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
“Be a modern day Robin Hood” was the subject line of an e-mail received by reader redc1c4. The body of the e-mail is below (red circle added).  It was hawking social work school, where one can specialize, among other things, in “welfare planning.” The reaction from redc1c4 is that the e-mail reflects: what’s wrong with this country…
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Gaza Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
From @MargieInTelAviv: I would add one thing, “Easy, just stop firing rockets at us … and sending people across the border to kill us.” Update:  NY Times covers things pretty much as you would expect.
 

Anonymity and intolerance

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
Hey, I missed this controversy until it was over. Via Instapundit (who is not anonymous), an anonymous law professor blogger created a blog called Inside The Law School Scam.  For about two weeks the anonymous law professor claimed to “out” all sorts of bad behavior at law schools and particularly among the…
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Sunday morning open

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
Lots doing in the world. The end is near for Qaddafi, or not, who knows:  “Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles from  Muammar al-Qaddafi’s main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after  opposition fighters launched their first attack on the city.  The rebels said Saturday that gunbattles and…
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