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The only Obama recovery so far

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Linda from Tennessee, who writes: just downloaded photos from my old Blackberry (got an iPhone in March) and found this photo
 

Saturday Night Card Game (A single, cohesive theory)

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Seemingly disconnected events have come together this week to form a single, cohesive theory which explains the behavior which is the subject of the Saturday Night Card Game. First, the evidence: Exhibit A: Rates of mental illnesses including depression and…
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Presidential disrespect went around and now comes around

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
G.O.P. vs. Obama: Disrespect or Just Politics? That is the deeply probing question asked by The NY Times with regard to G.O.P. opposition to Obama. There was no such question when it came to Democratic treatment of George W. Bush, it was pure disrespect. Please dig deep into the history books and show me…
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Palin in Indianola

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
Consider this an “open” thread. Because of travel, it’s unlikely I’ll get to watch the speech live.  It’s scheduled for about 1 p.m. Central. The latest conventional wisdom is that there will be no presidential announcement or announcement that she’s not running.  Rather, the speech will be a “full throttled” defense of the…
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Workers giving up hope keeps Obama’s reelection hopes alive

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
I have posted before about how the shrinking workforce tends to mask just how bad unemployment really is because people who have given up hope and stopped looking are not counted in the most widely cited calculation. So the news yesterday that the unemployment rate held steady at 9.1% with zero net…
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They still don’t respect you

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011
I guess the driver of this vehicle didn’t hear what John Conyers had to say about West Virginia. Thanks to reader Marisa for this photo taken just outside Raleigh, NC:
 

Teapot Solyndra

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
Painful to watch. No one could have seen this coming. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Can you say “Teapot Dome”?
 

Will League of Women Voters now run anti-Obama ads featuring sick children?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
Via The Hill: The White House announced Friday that it is shelving a major planned Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would have tightened smog standards, dealing a huge blow to environmentalists that had pushed the Obama administration to resist industry pressure to abandon the regulation. In a statement, President Obama said that the…
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WI Sup Ct Justice Ann Walsh Bradley stands accused

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
… of hitting fellow Justice Michael Gableman: State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is sticking by his story that Justice Ann Walsh Bradley hit him on the back of the head, but said Thursday it happened a year later than he originally claimed. Bradley said in a strongly worded denial Thursday that she…
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Feds to clean up Valerie Jarrett’s mess

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
John Ruberry has the details: Valerie Jarrett, a close friend of the Barack and Michelle Obama is the former CEO of Habitat Company, which managed Grove Parc, a federally subsidized apartment complex on Chicago’s South Side that can be accurately described as a slum. Jarrett is now a senior adviser to the…
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Zero, zilch, nada (added: nil)

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
That’s how many net new jobs were created last month in newly released unemployment numbers: The Labor Department says total payrolls were unchanged in August, weakest report in almost a year. It’s the first time since February 1945 that the government has reported a net job change of zero. The unemployment r…
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Turkey can’t handle the truth

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
I posted yesterday about a U.N. report finding that Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza is legal under international law, that Israel had a right to board and search the vessels in the May 2010 Gaza flottila (organized by a Turkish Islamist group), and that the Israelis faced organized violence when…
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When the legal insurrection comes to Ithaca

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011
… it will be wrapped in a John Galt bumper sticker and carrying a Vietnam service ribbon. Who could have imagined the revolt of the kulaks would arrive so soon? Thanks to Dr. J. for this photo he took yesterday of the rear window of a pick up truck in Ithaca.  
 

Freudian Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
All this talk about Rick Perry being too much like Dubya has infiltrated the brain of the person who tweets for The Hill. From @thehill: From The Hill, at the link in the tweet:  Just a mistake, or creating a story?
 

No time to rest

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
From the guy no longer on MSNBC because he was so outrageous they had to tone things down a bit by replacing him with Al Sharpton: These guys in the Obama camp are in for a horrible, rude awakening. Sometime in the next year, they are going to blink and realize they are lying…
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U.N. Report says Gaza blockade legal and Israel faced “organized and violent resistance” by flotilla

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
I have posted about this U.N. report before, and Turkey’s attempts to prevent its release or at least modify the findings. Considering that this is a U.N. report, and the U.N. almost never is fair to Israel, the findings are astounding.  As reported by The NY Times: A United Nations review has found…
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Now *this* is an opportunity

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
The White House is rolling out a new “petition” system designed, apparently, to help citizens get straight answers from the White House on issues they care about. Yeah, I’m not buying it either.  Isn’t this the same White House that tried to claim the high ground during the debt ceiling fight and…
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