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so close and yet so far…

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
That was the subject line in the e-mail from Aaron Worthing, who blogs at Allergic to Bull , who sent this photo: It was perfect, almost perfect. A bumper sticker picture with a hilarious contradiction. First they say “universal healthcare is pro-life” and then they say the don’t brake for right wingers. But alas,…
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Kim Jong-Il dead

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
Also known as Dear Leader and Supreme Leader, died according to North Korean state television. via CBS/AP: Kim’s death was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to…
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Mitt was for Newt’s brilliant intellect, before he went zany for it

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
Mitt Romney has been doubling and tripling down on the strategy of crazy attempting to portray Newt as mentally unfit for office. Part of that strategy is to characterize Newt as “zany.” Romney stood by the accusation this morning on Fox News Sunday. But that’s not how Romney described Newt in 2007, when…
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Sunday night

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
Interesting stuff: Good neutral article about the 10 factors which could sink Newt in Iowa.  One of them was “Fox News Talkers.”  I guess I wasn’t the only one who noticed.  Coulter was on Hannity, O’Reilly, and apparently Red Eye singing the same Newt’s crazy tune.  Trying to track down the Red…
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Some thoughts on Hitchens

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
I don’t care for the phrase “public intellectual,” particularly when paired with “political thinker.” It tends to reference the most polemic or controversial people, skeptics of common sense. For instance, there are lots of great thinkers who have never ascended to notoriety the way Noam Chomsky has, probably because they are tasteful…
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Good news / bad news in Egypt second round elections

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
The good news?  The Islamists did not do significantly better than in the first round of elections. The bad news? The Islamists did not do significantly worse than in the first round of elections. They’re still running at about 70%: The Muslim Brotherhood party secured 39 percent of the vote, while the Salafi Al…
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Being an unreliable conservative is not an accusation Romney should be making about others.

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
Mitt Romney was on Fox News Sunday this morning, and his interview went well overall. But Romney is doubling down on his claims that Newt is an unreliable conservative because of Newt’s comments last spring about the Ryan Plan and “right wing social engineering,” and his couch video with Nancy Pelosi. As I have…
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“Savagely lashing news goalie”

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
I guess I’m upsetting some people with my vigorous posts regarding Newt. Robert Stacy McCain says I’ve “hopped aboard the Gingrich bandwagon and [am] savagely lashing Newt’s critics.”  Actually, the bandwagon jumped on me, because my endorsement predated Newt’s surge, if only by a few days. John Sexton of Verum Serum says I’ve been…
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Bachmann SC Tea Party supporters walk back her “money is changing hands” accusation

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
This is the video of Michele Bachmann accusing Tea Party members, not just in South Carolina but “all across the country,” of taking money from Gingrich for endorsements, which I referenced in my post Friday: The Bachmann SC Tea Party Coalition Leaders has issued a statement all but apologizing for the accusation,…
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“I Hope …

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2011
… Glenn Beck regains his sanity.” That was the subject line in the e-mail from Linda attaching this photo taken outside the Sportsman’s Grill in Franklin, TN:
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Saturday Night Card Game (Ann Coulter plays birther card on Tea Party for not supporting Romney)

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
“Bombastic” is Ann Coulter’s favorite new word in attacking Newt Gingrich.  (irony noted) Coulter was on O’Reilly last night lambasting Newt as “bombastic” with no policy accomplishments. Mark Levin, no supporter of Newt, has come to his defense, much as Andrew McCarthy dissented from National Review’s hit job on Newt. The full audio is…
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Another Obama Counter-Indicator

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
The more Obama pushes class warfare, the more people reject class warfare.  That’s certainly not what I expected. It’s the counter-indicator effect.  If he’s for it, the opposite will happen.  Perhaps he should announce an Unemployment Plan instead of a Jobs Plan. It’s another one of those Obama paradoxes, like the Catch-2012. From Gallup: Americans…
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Bibi sends Christmas Greetings

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
Take one Bibi a Day and you will feel better. The Prime Minister of the Jewish State doesn’t seem to feel the need to stick to Happy Generic Holiday which happens to arrive in late December every year and is not the one invented in the 1960s. It’s a good thing he doesn’t live in…
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Occupy “movement” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
I didn’t see this in the Time Person of the Year story, but then again, I didn’t read it. From John Hawkins:
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