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Legal Insurrection Straw Poll

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2011
Everyone else is doing it, why not here? Run two ways, based on currently declared candidates, and a second time with Palin and Christie in the race.  Please vote twice, it’s legal! Polls close 9 a.m. Eastern on Monday. If your primary were held today, who would you vote for? (current candidates only) If your…
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There’s a carbon offset sucker born every minute

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2011
Thanks to reader Joe, who writes: Spotted this in Chicago on my way to the Daley Center. If you look closely, the sticker says “This car’s CO2 is offset by terrapass.” Naturally, the window sports a Northwestern decal as well. Unsurprisingly, Terrapass’s slogan is “Fight global warming, reduce  your carbon footprint.” Love your bumper sticker…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Pick a race card)(Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Tonight is the first Saturday Night Card Game Readers’ Choice Award, you choose the person who played the race card the best (or should it be “worst”?) this week. The nominees are: 1.  Morgan Freeman, for his performance…
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Someone tell The Daily Caller to stop digging

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2011
“Passive-aggressive whining about people who dare to disagree with you” is Jim Treacher’s latest comment here, directed at me. Bizarre.  He’s been commenting furiously in the comment section here because I wrote a post critical of The Daily Caller’s handling of the Mike Tyson video about Sarah Palin. My post wasn’t directed at him, or…
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Minimum required debating smoothness

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2011
Rick Perry is pushing back against criticism of his debate performances, particularly the Florida debate, by arguing that we should not elect the smoothest debater: “As conservatives we know that values and vision matter. It’s not who is the slickest candidate or the smoothest debater that we need to elect. We need…
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TMI PDS

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2011
Thanks to reader Dallas, who writes: On vacation this week on Hilton Head Island, SC, I spotted an interesting bumper sticker collection (attached). Note the corner  missing from the Hillary for President sticker–possibly an attempt to remove  it(?). BTW: the photo was taken in a safe manner (while stopped at a traffic light). Keep up…
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Netanyahu at the U.N. – Theater of the Absurd

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
Benjamin Netanyahu’s full speech at the U.N. today was a masterpiece. It is available at the U.N. website.  Listen to the whole thing, it’s about 45 minutes. Here is a clip of most of it: Contrast it with the delusional and dishonest speech of Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. today which included this line: I come…
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Post-Debate Diagnosis

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
So where does last night’s debate leave us? I’d say stage 4, although not all have made it that far: Denial √ In this stage, the world becomes meaningless and overwhelming. Life makes no sense. We are in a state of shock and denial. We go numb. Anger √ Be willing to feel your anger, even…
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The Obama Administration’s Crony Capitalism Problem

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
As the Solyndra executives refuse to answer Congressional investigator’s questions, more accusations of crony capitalism in the Obama Administration are coming out. Just last week, the Daily Beast reported that Gen. William Shelton, who oversees the Air Force Space Command, was pressured by the White House to change his testimony in order to…
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Obama drops $5 dinner raffle to $3 – again

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
I warned you not to pay $5 for the latest Obama dinner raffle, Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle.  Based on past performance, as the quarterly reporting date approached, Obama would drop the price. And sure enough, a reader forwarded me an e-mail with the $3 offer (full e-mail image below)(emphasis in original): As…
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Open

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
I listened to Mahmoud Abbas’s delusional speech at the U.N., perpetuating the Palestinians as exclusive victims narrative. I’m listening to Benjamin Netanyahu now, a model of clarity on the threats to peace.  I’ll hope to post the videos later. For now, it’s open time. On the table not only is the Middle East, but…
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Things You Don’t Expect to Hear

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
Last night I arrived in New York where I’ll stay for the weekend. I had a late dinner with some friends in Gramercy and saw a huge motorcade that, presumably, held some foreign dignitary. The best part of my night came on my ride home. I turned off the cab’s TV because…
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The Rick Perry of lore needs to show up real soon

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
My initial reaction last night was that Rick Perry did not have a good night. My reaction this morning is that he had a disastrous night, possibly ending his chances of getting the nomination unless he gets his act together real soon.  I say “possibly” because it only is late September, and there…
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Road Trip, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
More from reader “Joe’s” recent road trip. Also snapped this pic of the back of a car on the Blue Ridge Parkway on my way home. I got a kick out of the image of the dog howling “obama”. The one sticker asks, “What are you grateful for?” ****I’m grateful we now have alternative…
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Florida Early Onset Debate Fatigue Coverage (Tweet of Night added)

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
I already have debate fatigue. But will soldier on. Not “live blogging” but insightful and inciteful analysis at appropriate points. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Final Assessment:  Rick Perry didn’t help himself; just don’t understand why he’s not more comfortable in this setting, not quick on his feet, doesn’t have good answers to…
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Elizabeth Warren: Everything you have belongs to us

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
This is almost enough to cause me to rescind my Bye Bye Brown pronouncement, because Elizabeth Warren ascending to the Senate to replace Scott Brown would make Ted Kennedy seem like the good ol’ days. The progressives are in a lather about this video by Warren in which she proclaims an almost…
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“If this was 2013, Obama might be in a different groove”

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
There is one worthwhile clause in an otherwise worthless article at The Atlantic by Steve Clemons, Obama Tells Palestinians to Stay in the Back of the Bus. Clemons lays out the fiction that the Palestinian strategic move to take land without peace is something Gandhi-like: Obama’s position on this is dangerous in another sense as well.  Obama –…
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