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If Hillary had been President …

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
Inspired by today’s bumper sticker post, let’s all wonder how things might have been different had Hillary won the election (some say she did win the election, but that’s another matter). For better and for worse. I’ll start. We woud not be the weak horse in the Middle East, and Israel would not be…
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PUMAsticker

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
I wonder how Hillary supporters are feeling these days.  Not too good, I imagine. Thanks to reader Lee, who writes: Spotted this in traffic the other day. You can see the red light clearly, so I was being safe… I laughed when I saw this. And here in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 unions! I…
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An ECB? No, WCB

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
A committee of economists have proposed “the creation of an International Monetary Policy Committee composed of representatives of major central banks that will report regularly to world leaders on the aggregate consequences of individual central bank policies.” And who will run this? Why, a committee of economists! I mean, sure, the Fed…
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Why do these people feel no fear of bragging about assaulting a lawmaker?

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
Consider this part of the “Why do these people …” series, as in Why do these people, many of whom are professionals, feel no fear in expressing such death wishes in the open? This also is a follow up to the post yesterday about the anti-Republican protester in Madison, Wisconsin who poured beer…
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Joe the Ford Buyer

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
Would anyone consider it “unexpected” if a variety of federal governmental agencies subjected Ford to a regulatory colonoscopy because of this commercial, which has clear political overtones.  Of course, they will not phrase it that way, it will be to “save the environment” or “protect children” or some other pretext. And the guy…
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Should Congress Prohibit Parts Sales For U.S. Arms Reprogrammed To See Our Allies As Enemies?

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
A followup to Professor Jacobson’s Turkey Roundup: Hot Air reports: According to Turkish press, as quoted by Ynet, the Turkish air force will be fitting its F-16 fighter jets with new IFF systems, which will not treat the signal from an Israeli IFF transponder as friendly, and will thus facilitate more efficient attack.  The…
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It’s not about the Gardasil

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
See dissent is patriotic. I disagree with Matt Knee’s post earlier quoting Megan McArdle and Bryon Preston on the Rick Perry Gardasil issue. It’s not a huge issue for me, but it’s also not a health care issue since it’s a question of the mandatory nature. The question is does it reflect a selective…
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Megan McArdle and Byran Preston’s Definitive Defenses Of Rick Perry On Gardasil

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
First McArdle on Gardisil: As it happens, the arguments in favor of Gardasil are pretty strong: HPV causes most of the cervical cancer in this country.  Gardasil and Cervarix, the two approved HPV vaccines, protect against the two most common strains, which together cause about 70% of cervical cancer in this country, as…
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Dangerous Turkey

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
Turkish Prime Minsister Erdogan’s agitation show no signs of letting up. He’s back to threats of military confrontation with Israel: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in the eastern Mediterranean and that Turkish warships could be there at any moment. And it’s not just about…
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Schlock and not much awe anymore

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
Obama being mocked almost as much as Sarah Palin. The end is near:
 

Electoral electroshock

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
The NY-09 and NYV-02 election results were like electroshock therapy for Democrats who worry about party before party leader, and fear a convulsion in 2012 more complete than in 2010. Imagine the election returns coming in Tuesday night as senior Democrats watched in horror, and then imagine Jack Nicholson in the scene from One…
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He was 5’10″, brown eyes, wearing an Obama ’08 bumper sticker

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011
It seemed so dreamy and historic at the time. You just had to put one of those on your car, and it didn’t quite work out for you, now did it? (h/t reader Linda): A paroled killer’s “Obama” bumper sticker was the break that helped cops nab the man accused of the cold-blooded murder of…
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Guess where: “a man dumped a beer over the head of a state lawmaker”

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011
Three Republican lawmakers were confronted in a Madison, Wisconsin restaurant by a man who poured beer over them when a bartender stopped him from videotaping (via Wisconsin Reporter): Madison Police responded to a disturbance at the Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Wednesday night after a man dumped a beer over the he…
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Democrats Cultivate Fear, Anti-Evangelical Hostility, To Drive Jewish Vote

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011
While a perfect storm allowed Republicans to capture NY-9, possibly the most Jewish congressional district in the country, further progress in gaining Jewish support for GOP candidates will require confronting very different mechanisms than simply emphasizing support for Israel. As best explained in the book Partisan Hearts and Minds, members of both parties  have…
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Hey Authoritarians, Need a Western Ego-Boost?

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011
Then come to New York! Even if you’re a “petty and cruel dictator,” an Ivy-League school will still be interested in your time: A group of Columbia University students may be attending a private dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will be in New York City in September for the United Nations…
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“Sorry, we thought you were a Jew”

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011
Here’s your “Arab Spring” and “Arab Street” for you. From a BBC correspondent (h/t Daily Dish): While walking in the street someone pushed me from behind with such force that I nearly fell over. Turning around, I found myself surrounded by five men, one of whom tried to punch me in the face. I stopped…
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In October 2008, Jesse Jackson told us to expect a change in Israel policy

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011
Dan Senor has a great article in The Wall Street Journal about how fundamentally Obama weakened our support of Israel, and Matthew Knee is following up here on the Obama’s administration’s belated push to shore up support in the Jewish community after the NY-09 Democratic debacle in which Israel policy was a primary…
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