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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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Isn’t this an admission Obama has not been doing all he can for jobs?

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
Obama is getting tough with Congress, implementing steps to have federal agencies take (supposedly) job creating actions without waiting for Congress to act, Obama Rolls Out a Jobs Plan That Doesn’t Need Congress: On Wednesday, Obama took a now-familiar path in adopting a program–this time a jobs and infrastructure effort–that can happen…
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Still not a believer

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
Maybe I have not recovered from witnessing the ability of the nation to delude and deceive itself, as happened in 2008. I never understood the attraction in the first place, so I’m not believing that when the recovering deluded and deceived enter the voting booth, they will not pull the same lever (or…
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Because his September (2009) speech to a Joint Session went so well

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
… Obama decided to do it again on a jobs plan. The 2009 health care speech was what I dubbed the “have your cake and eat it too” speech, in which Obama lashed out at critics of the pending House and Senate legislation while offering solutions which were pie in the sky.  Obama also called…
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Puuuuush

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
That’s what the driver of this car would have to do if not for big bad oil. Thanks to reader Joseph, who writes: I noticed this in a Jacksonville Beach parking lot as I was on my way to catch some waves from the hurricane after a Michele Bachmann event. Apparently they believe oil isn’t…
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Obama: Okay, I’ll do it Thursday (Reader Poll added)

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Obama, having bid to disrupt a previously scheduled Republican primary debate at the Reagan Libary on Wednesday, September 7, was rebuffed by John Boehner, who just said No, do it on Thursday. Obama caved, and now has agreed to give the speech on Thursday. Which conflicts with the NFL season opener. Who gets the…
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Irene-hype Tweets of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
My town in Rhode Island still is mostly without power, as is much of the state.  My wife returned there briefly today (we were in Ithaca when Irene hit) and called me to say “I’ve never seen anything like this.”  Even several days later the roads/yards are littered with debris and…
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Quote of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Allahpundit: The worst part is that, with the economy on the brink of a double-dip and consumer confidence falling off a cliff, this guy’s mind is still so preoccupied with the campaign that he can’t muster a moment of presidential leadership without counterprogramming it against a Republican primary event. Update 9/1/2011:  Because his…
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Boehner: Do speech on Thursday

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
As a follow up to my prior post on Obama’s calculated request that he give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress the same evening as a Republican primary debate, and the first day Congress is back in session, John Boehner has not said Yes or No, but requested Obama…
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