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Wisconsin’s long, strange trip

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011
Thanks to reader Heather, who writes: Seen on a parked Prius in Sister Bay, WI Oh, the comments I could make! In a follow up e-mail, Heather wrote: In forgot to tell you; on the other side of the bumper was the obligatory “coexist” bumper sticker! Comments, why comments about a “long strange trip” bumper sticker…
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“… like Thomas Paine and other deep thinkers from before the revolutionary war…”

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
I was pleased to meet a long time reader at my Tea Party presentation at the Cornell Club on Monday night, and even more pleased to get this e-mail afterwards: Professor Jacobson, It was a pleasure to meet you last night and hear your presentation. In my haste to meet you … I forgot…
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Can The Daily Caller survive?

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
I haven’t posted about the Twitter and blog war which broke out over a clip of Mike Tyson trash talking Sarah Palin in very explicit and violent sexual ways, although I did spotlight Dan Riehl’s post about it as Post of the Day. The controversy is not that a convicted rapist would…
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What’s past is present: “This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
Figures. I was on the bus this morning heading back to Ithaca from my Tea Party talk at the Cornell Club in NYC when I spotted on my PDA a post by Ed Morrissey about an AP Fact Check debunking Obama’s claim that secretaries pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. The millionaires and billionaires…
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One More Item For Far Left’s Ever-Expanding List Of Unapproved Behaviors That Murder People

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
First it was “targeting” congressional seats. Then, it was opposing gay marriage. Now, as The Other McCain reports, not publicizing one’s (alleged) bisexuality. “I gave Ellen Page a decent chance to come out with the truth,” Topitschnig posted on V-Generations. “Two months ago, I mentioned her in my LGBT article and made it pretty…
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Newt Gingrich thinks it is the late 90s

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
and I wish he was right. The fledgling candidate announced in Iowa that he is going to propose a newer Contract with America:  It “will be 10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994,” he told an audience of about 40 people Monday night in Council Bluffs. “Because the truth is, while we…
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Ron Paul Buys California GOP Straw Poll

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
The Sacramento Bee reports that the Ron Paul campaign cut a $26,000 check to fund most of Ron Paul’s votes in the recent California Straw poll at the California Republican Party convention.  Participation cost around $100 per vote, and Paul won with 374 votes. Good.  The CA GOP could use the money. …
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Cornell Club NYC last night

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
I gave a talk last night at the Cornell Club of New York City in Manhattan.  The topic was the Tea Party Movement, and the thesis was: Professor Jacobson will argue that the Tea Party movement has been among the most influential and most positive forces in American politics in a generation. It…
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Today’s Lawless Radicals Don’t Understand Civil Disobedience

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
As Althouse reports and Instapundit distills, concerning a violent protest: …people seem to have acquired the idea that the usual rules don’t apply if you’re propelled by righteous anger against a demonized a political opponent. You’re “well-motivated” so what would otherwise be crimes become mere breaches of “decorum.” One thing I’ve noticed while…
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OMG ’12

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
Thanks to reader Megan, who took this photo a few days agao in Pigeon Forge, TN:
 

If you only read

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
one op-ed today, I hope it is Mary O’Grady’s column in the Wall Street Journal: “Big Labor’s Yanqui Imperialism.” On the face of it, the National Labor Relations Board’s effort to block a new Boeing plant slated for the right-to-work state of South Carolina seems like a futile exercise. After all, we…
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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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