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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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