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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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Schlock and not much awe anymore

Posted by  ▪  September 16, 2011

Obama being mocked almost as much as Sarah Palin. The end is near:

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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

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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

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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.,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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Dems’ Jewish Vote Freakout May Lead Them Into A Trap

Posted by  ▪  September 15, 2011

As Drudge aggressively teased all day yesterday, the front page of today’s New York Times reports that in light of the Republican upset in NY-9, the Democratic Party is redoubling its efforts to woo Jewish voters, and plans a coordinated

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