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Palin in Iowa Video – No one does it better

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Regardless of whether you support her or not, for President or not, no one does inspirational political (campaign?) videos better than Palin. Palin’s Mama Grizzlies and Together videos were historic. This is another home run (h/t TheOtherMcCain):
 

Most Obvious Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
From Taegan Goddard:  
 

“over 66 percent expect that the size of their workforce will either stay the same or decrease over the next year”

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Those are the findings of a survey of CEO’s by ChiefExecutive.net (h/t @billhobbs): Unemployment numbers remain consistently high and CEOs are wary of future business conditions. In fact, chief executives are so pessimistic that over 66 percent expect that the size of their workforce will either stay the same or decrease over…
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The new anti-Semitism

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
As explained in The Secret Passion of the New Antisemitism (h/t @yaacovlozowick): What distinguishes antisemitic propaganda from legitimate criticism, then, is the stubborn insistence on holding Israel to standards from which other countries are exempt, and the demand that Jews be denied a right to which other peoples are entitled, even obligated, to…
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More on the Widener Law School controversy

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
As you know, I have been following the case of Widener Law School Professor Lawrence Connell for several months. Connell claimed that he was singled out by two students for false accusations of racism and sexism, and that the Widener administration backed the students without bothering with a thorough investigation, because Connell was one…
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Russ Feingold just says no to WI Dems hopes

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
The great hope for Wisconsin Democrats has been that former Senator Russ Feingold would run in a recall election next year against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  Since Democrats are likely to get enough signatures to force a recall, Democrats also will need a strong candidate to run against Walker, and Feingold…
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Pièce de résistance

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Thanks to reader John who writes: I was walking around Portland, ME while on vacation last week, and this car made me think of you. Enjoy and keep up the good work.
 

Rick Perry Vetting and Palinizing

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
It’s coming too fast and furious, and in some cases is too bizarre, to summarize here.  And some of the charges are not worth repeating. While I’m sure his supporters are frustrated, they shouldn’t be. Better to get it all out there and deal with it now.  He’ll either survive it (which I think…
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The 1000

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
Sometime today the 1,000th User registered here. Exactly two months after registration opened with the move away from Blogger, and about six weeks after The 500. I haven’t forgotten about Phase 2, it’s just that things have been a bit busy. Thanks for signing on.  I’ll stop now, before I get all reflective, and stuff. [Th…
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If this is “halfway there,” can you imagine what “there” will be?

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
It’s hopeless with the current man at top. Flickers of job hope quickly fade because there is a cloud hanging over the country’s economy and job growth: The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose back above the 400,000 level in the latest week, adding to worries about…
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Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Israel

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
There were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Israel overnight (our time, noon Israeli time).  At least six people were killed, and the attacks apparently emanated, at least in part, from Egyptian territory. Israel Matzav is gathering the latest information. Updates: The Israel Defense Forces reports that the attacks started from Gaza, although…
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Obama Demands Israel Apologize To Islamist Erdogan For Stopping Terror Flotilla…Or Else!

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
Israel Today reports that the Obama Administration has demanded that Israel apologize to Turkey for last Summer’s raid on the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish-flagged ship leading a “Freedom Flotilla” of “peace activists,” which attempted to break the blockade on the Terrortory of Hamastan (a.k.a. Gaza). This motley crew of Hamasophiles  included not…
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Bumper stickers work in mysterious ways

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
On Tuesday I posted a video of Andrew Klavan debunking the “War Is Not The Answer” bumper sticker, and I thought to myself, funny how I haven’t seen one of those in Ithaca. So driving to campus Wednesday, what do I see?
 

Here come the concessions

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2011
What was the first thing that popped into your mind when you read the post title? The Super-Committee, right?  When talks break down we’re going “to make a series of dangerous unilateral concessions to try to convince” the Democrats “to come back to the conference table.” Well, not right, but the analogy is interesting.
 

“Firebaggers” willing to take one for Team Obama

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2011
This is really strange. The first time I heard the term “Firebagger” (a play on you know what) was when Joan Walsh (of Salon.com) and Jane Hamsher (of Firedoglake, hence the “Firebagger” term) had the race card played on them because of their criticisms of Obama.  I even did a Saturday Night…
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So tell me, again, about Paul Ryan

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2011
New reports have surfaced (h/t CharlieSykes) that Paul Ryan is reconsidering his prior decision not to run for President: As Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan comes to a final decision about running for president, several top national conservatives are encouraging him to join the race. Ryan, who has been seriously but quietly considering a…
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… and also to use the blood of Egyptian children to make Matzah

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2011
No official incitement in the new Egypt, “Mossad plotted to harm Egyptian fertility”: Israeli citizen Ofir Harrari, recently accused by Egypt of spying for Israel, was allegedly involved in a complicated scheme intended to harm Egyptian reproduction abilities, Egypt’s official state paper Al-Ahram has claimed. Harrari, accused by Egypt of being an agent of…
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