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The Drudge of School Choice

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
Today marks the launch of ChoiceMedia.tv, the news hub of school choice activism in the U.S. I’m really excited to see the site under the direction of Bob Bowdon, director of The Cartel Movie and contributor to the Onion News Network. Hopefully, the site will provide a nice amalgamation of different local school…
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BlueCheddar melts, pulls video confession of “beer pouring” guy (but the internet never forgets)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
BlueCheddar is a Wisconsin “progressive” website that posted a video confession by an anti-Republican stalker who poured beer over a Republican legislator. The stalker has been charged with disorderly conduct, but the conduct potentially was a felony battery under Wisconsin Statutes 940.20(4): (4) Battery to public officers. Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a public officer…
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How wide is the al Qaeda net?

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
I came across an interesting post this morning on the Journal’s Numbers Guy blog. I think we all have a tendency to think of al Qaeda as a large force, certainly they’ve been difficult to track down, but how big is the organization? From the print edition: A dozen terrorism scholars gave a…
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Hay, that’s pretty funny

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
Thanks to reader Danelle who writes: We took this one this afternoon in Wise County, just west of Dallas.  Wise County is one of Texas’ hard hit counties from both drought and wildfire, the most recent being last week.  Many ranchers in the area are hard put to feed their cattle this fall.  …
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Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Five days ago Obama unveiled a “jobs plan” which included tax hikes of $467 billion, $400 billion of which were on individuals making $200,000 (and couples making $250,000). Tomorrow Obama will unveil a “deficit reduction plan” which will include $1.5 trillion in new taxes including an extra tax on people making $1 million or…
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Et tu, Chicago Tribune?

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Steve Chapman, a member of the Editorial Board of The Chicago Tribune, Why Obama should withdraw (h/t HeyTammyBruce): When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” For Barack Obama, it’s more like midnight in a coal mine. The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high,…
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‘Millionaire Tax’ Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
This seems like pretty good advice to the GOP, although the pathetic political ploy needs to be called for what it is (as I did last night): Update:  Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender
 

Call Abu Bluff’s bluff

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Carl at Israel Matzav has given Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, the nickame “Abu Bluff.” The trip by Abbas to the U.N. this week ostensibly to obtain recognition of a Palestinian state is another bluff.  Abbas doesn’t even have the support of his own people, as Hamas which controls Gaza and has great influence on…
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Monstrous lies unfolding at the U.N. this week

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
One lie is that there is a historically and ethnically distinct Palestinian people, but that lie is so well established that it is beyond argument now.  Even if Palestinian nationalism was a fiction created in the last few decades as a tool against Israel, that horse has left the gate.  Nonetheless, it is…
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I am against repeal of D.A.D.D.D.

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Thanks to reader and commenter suhrmesa, who took this photo yesterday, and writes: From Boise, ID… saw this and thought of you and Ithaca.  When in Ithaca, walk the parking lot at Wegman’s and enjoy those that are “screaming to be heard” via bumper stickers. Still, my favorite bumper sticker seen in Ithaca: …
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Can’t Obama just find someone to publicly flog and be done with it already?

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
How sad.  Our president has been reduced to chasing demons. Obama’s recent phony jobs bill which raised $400 billion in taxes on everyone making over $200,000 (couples over $250,000) apparently did not whip the masses into a pitchfork and torch frenzy, because it targeted our doctors, local business owners, and others who are…
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Saturday Night Card Game (“…what I got was the white guy…”)

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Some prominent white liberals, in this case Bill Maher and Michael Moore, are pretty quick to portray conservatives and particularly Tea Partiers as racist. But in fact, it is these white liberals who harbor negative stereotypes about blacks.  They…
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Does more wine always mean more problems?

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
A headline on the BBC caught my eye today:  The warming wine regions. [...] High-value grapes are grown within a narrow climate window, Stanford earth scientist Noah Diffenbaugh said, making them more sensitive to temperature variations than standard crops. In Tuscany, a Florence University study found that climate change will result in both increased temperatures and…
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The Overblown Rhetoric Politically Expedient Misleadingly Named Not Job Saving or Creating Act of 2011

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
The naming of legislative bills is getting out of hand. Instead of Stimulus V (or whatever we are up to), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Dem-Ill) has introduced the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which she announced on Twitter: I doubt the Act will save anyone’s American Dream, because creating incentives to…
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“We thank you for helping to make our 17th wedding anniversary special”

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
I love e-mails like this one from reader and Cornell grad Jim: Earlier this morning, you had “A World of Our Own” by the Seekers posted as the Video of the day. I asked my wife, a folkie in her youth, if she liked this song. After a bit of thought, she asked…
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What possibly could go wrong with Obama’s LED light push?

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
Much like windmills, Obama’s energy plans for the country turn on “green” energy like LED lighting. From The White House website: Today’s Recovery Act in Action episode takes place in Durham, NC at Cree, Inc., America’s foremost producer of LED lighting.  It’s a tale of many important economic advances coming together: cutting- edge…
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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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