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He is the 1

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2012

He is the 1

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7/21/2012 at 7:00am
Give me an H, give me a U, …. From reader Joseph: I’m not sure what your policy concerning license plates and revealing them but the combination of the map of Greece and hubris was one I could not pass up passing it on to you. Taken in Teaneck, NJ. The other stickers are…
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Why even look for a Tea Party connection?

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Why even look for a Tea Party connection?

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7/20/2012 at 8:39pm
After a day of the media investigating James Holmes, the mass murderer at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, a profile is emerging of someone who did not have any overt political agenda or affiliation. Yet once again, the Tea Party was injected into the crime through a media which immediately looked for…
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Ahmadinejad comes close to claiming credit for Bulgaria bombing as victims buried (Update)

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Ahmadinejad comes close to claiming credit for Bulgaria bombing as victims buried (Update)

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7/20/2012 at 6:35pm
Israel has accused Iran through Hezbollah of being behind the bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria. Iran’s President came pretty close yesterday to claiming responsibility even as Iran formally denies involvement, via Times of Israel: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gloated publicly on Thursday over the deaths of Israelis in a terror bombing in…
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About those polls

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

About those polls

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7/20/2012 at 3:30pm
Jay Cost doesn’t see malevolent intent, just a history of oversampling Democrats consistently across a variety of polling organizations: The clear answer is: they skew Democratic. In fact, every recent registered voter poll with party spreads I could identify had a Democratic advantage that exceeded the quarter-century trend. And the average of…
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Judge rules NYC transit unlawfully banned pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Judge rules NYC transit unlawfully banned pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster

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7/20/2012 at 1:22pm
A federal judge has invalidated a New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority ban on a pro-Israel, anti-Jihad poster, because the standard the MTA applied — whether an advertisement was “demeaning” to certain groups — was unconstitutional because it discriminated on the basis of content of speech in what the court found to…
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Reaction building to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Reaction building to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech

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7/20/2012 at 10:30am
Reaction to Obama’s imitation of Elizabeth Warren is, um, building. Bristol Palin is collecting stories at her blog from people around the country, some of which are in this video The Romney campaign is out with t-shirts (h/t jimzinsocal): There’s also a parody site, You didn’t build that (h/t PhillyGuy and hepcat). Meanwhile, Obama called the…
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Aurora, CO shooting (Update: ABC News in damage control mode)

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

Aurora, CO shooting (Update: ABC News in damage control mode)

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7/20/2012 at 9:33am
A gunman identified as James Holmes killed 12 people at the opening of the new Batman movie. Details still are unclear as to who he is, but ABC News already has blamed the Tea Party because there is someone with a similar name who is a member of a local Tea Party…
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I hope this person fails

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2012

I hope this person fails

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7/20/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Scott: Hello again from Raleigh, NC. I rolled up on the following Volvo and the first thing that popped into my head was, “triple fail”. From the disastrous, Jon Stewart-led “Restore Sanity Rally”, to the even more epic “99%” spectacle, the Obama 2012 seemed the perfect “three-and-out” for its owner. Bonus…
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Shopping list

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Shopping list

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7/19/2012 at 9:53pm
Via Think Progress: … you may be unwittingly helping finance right-wing attack ads. That’s because many of the country’s most common brands are run by rich conservatives who are using their personal wealth to bankroll outside spending groups that are running attack ads smearing progressives…. The following list of consumer brands either have leaders…
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Still, they taunt me

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Still, they taunt me

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7/19/2012 at 7:00pm
I know I shouldn’t take these sort of things personally. But really, must they taunt me? In case you missed it:
 

Least interesting tweet of the day

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Least interesting tweet of the day

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7/19/2012 at 5:55pm
A CNN political coverage manager tweeting about Dan Rather writing at CNN.com about journalistic standards. It doesn’t get any less interesting than that. Via a MT by Ben Smith: Good read: Dan Rather op-ed on CNN.com on the campaign quote approval story. tinyurl.com/7lyuuw8— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) July 19, 2012
 

No Dem wave in sight, and finalizing Operation Counterweight

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

No Dem wave in sight, and finalizing Operation Counterweight

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7/19/2012 at 4:42pm
Stuart Rothenberg still sees no Dem wave in sight: Democratic strategists need a dramatic shift in the House playing field if they are going to have any chance of netting the 25 seats they need to regain a majority in the House of Representatives. And that outcome looks increasingly remote. Right now, the…
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Thank you Elizabeth Warren (for possibly costing Obama the election)

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Thank you Elizabeth Warren (for possibly costing Obama the election)

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7/19/2012 at 1:52pm
Obama has stepped in it big time, and we have Elizabeth Warren to thank. Obama gave voice to his political creed in the form of parroting Warren’s famous rant about factory owners: Here’s Obama’s rendition (and a Romney response): Watch More News Videos at ABC2012 Presidential ElectionEntertainment & Celebrity News Let’s cut to the very…
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Report – Suicide bomber in Bulgaria was former Gitmo detainee from Sweden (Update – denials)

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Report – Suicide bomber in Bulgaria was former Gitmo detainee from Sweden (Update – denials)

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7/19/2012 at 11:43am
Via Times of Israel: Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five, in Burgas on Wednesday as Mehdi Ghezali. There was no independent confirmation of the veracity of the information. The reports surfaced soon after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had publicly…
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Convention-dodging now the official strategy of Congressional Democrats

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Convention-dodging now the official strategy of Congressional Democrats

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7/19/2012 at 10:30am
Below is a screen shot from the DNC homepage with a confident (or, maybe confused) looking Joe Biden proclaiming: I’m there! Are you? Well, apparently not. Unlike Vice President Biden, many Congressional Democrats will be staying away from this year’s Democratic National Convention. Although the candidates like to give a variety of reasons as to…
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Don’t let the facts on Huma Abedin’s family get in the way of attacking Michele Bachmann

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Don’t let the facts on Huma Abedin’s family get in the way of attacking Michele Bachmann

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7/19/2012 at 9:30am
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s request for investigations into several ties between the U.S. government and the radical Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood seems to have struck a nerve. Bachmann, along with four other U.S. Representatives, have requested, in a series of letters sent from the five U.S. representatives, that several key issues be…
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Suicide bomber in Bulgarian airport attack carried fake Michigan driver’s license

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2012

Suicide bomber in Bulgarian airport attack carried fake Michigan driver’s license

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7/19/2012 at 8:15am
Bulgarian authorities released airport surveillance video of the suicide bomber who attacked the bus of Israeli tourists yesterday. Via Times of Israel: Bulgarian police have released a short video they say is of the suicide bomber responsible for Wednesday’s terror attack on a tour bus full of Israeli citizensat the airport in Burgas,…
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