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Jindal for Perry

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2011
This strikes me as more significant than Pawlenty for Romney, because it represents the future of the Republican Party coming out for Perry, whereas Pawlenty in many ways represented the past.  Via CNN: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the…
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Liberals wake up to the Obama threat to social security as we know it

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2011
I’ve been spitting into the wind on this issue since days before the 2008 election. Rather than strengthening social security as a pay-in retirement protection program, Obama consistently has sought to destroy social security as we know it by treating FICA payments as just another tax (the so-called “payroll tax”) to be…
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The Real Hero of 9/11

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2011
The attacks on 9/11 separated the real heroes from the fake heroes. The Fake hero who comforted the grieving and raised a nation’s spirits: The Fake hero who kept a city together: The Real Hero who walked barefoot over broken windows: It seems almost in bad taste to talk about dollars and cents after an act of…
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Pawlenty endorses Romney

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2011
In a post at NRO, praising Romney without bashing other Republican candidates: But he’s not only a family man, he is a man of principle. He believes in the bedrock conservative ideals of limited government and free enterprise. He will stand up for America’s allies when they are threatened, with fortitude. And he…
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Keep commemorating 9/11 and your mission will be accomplished

Posted by  ▪  September 12, 2011
You could work hard and be happy. I’m certainly not against that. But if you really want to accomplish the goal of this bumper sticker, just keep commemorating 9/11. That annoys Paul Krugman and his many friends in the left-blogosphere more than anything. And if you weren’t happy before, you will be when you think…
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Ending 9/11+10 On A Hopeful Note

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
Last Thursday evening, some neighborhood teens put this up: “We’ll Never Forget 9/11″
 

Turkish cyberwar on Israel

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, having threated to have warships escort ships seeking to break the Gaza blockade, has walked back those comments, claiming he was taken out of context. But other Turks apparently are getting ready for another type of war with Israel: Turkish hackers are preparing to launch a wave…
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Ten years later

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
The Financial District is on lockdown this morning, as one would expect on the anniversary of any act of war that attracts thousands to pay their respects where their loved ones died. A lot of my friends in the city have been posting their reflections of the day online, and some…
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I’m glad Krugman gave voice to it on this day

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
Paul Krugman has a shameful column today, shameful even by Krugman standards. Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it…
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9/11/01 and Memory

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
Memory is a strange thing. There are many things I remember about the attacks on 9/11/01:  The first announcement when I was at my desk in Providence that a “small plane” had hit the World Trade Center, the announcement of a second “small plane” and then the reality; the collapse of the…
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W04

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011
I wasn’t going to run a bumper sticker post today, because the over-the-top nature of most of them seemed out of place.  But then reader Lenny sent this one, which I think fits. Lenny writes: It’s on a neighbor kid’s old pos pick-up truck in south Saint Louis. He got the truck from…
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Saturday Night Card Game (The “Negrophobia” card is played)

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before.  Broken dreams and shattered hopes that the use of the race card for political gain would not get any worse.  But I told you it would. This may be…
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Unions launch “fight back” campaign in Rhode Island

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
I’m sure that by “fight back” they don’t literaly mean “fight” back, it’s just a turn of phrase.  Like “take these son of bitches out,” words, just words. And when it comes to the pension system in Rhode Island, which is on the brink of collapse, “fight back” means make sure that there…
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The Fidi this weekend.

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
As I have mentioned before, I wind up in New York most weekends and this one is no exception. I’m staying in the Financial District, as I usually do, where there has been a particularly eerie spell cast over the streets. Cops are patrolling the area, one should have an ID…
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The Arab Spring bubble has burst “unexpectedly”

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
What is going on in Egypt was all foreseeable to those of us who did not harbor the romantic view of the Arab Spring, which in many places was just a venting of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel which had been suppressed by dictatorial rulers.  Just ask Lara Logan, who was sexually abused in…
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Put the U.N. on the next debate agenda

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
Via NRO, Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed: On Thursday, Western negotiators at the U.N. caved in to the demands of envoys from Islamic states to renew a modern-day form of the decades-long U.N. smear campaign alleging that the Jewish state is racist. Diplomats agreed on a new “anti-racism” declaration that went public Friday…
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They’re made for each other

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011
What’s the chance these two bumper stickers would be on the same vehicle? Thanks to reader Dave, who writes: Love the blog; please keep up the great work! Here is a picture of a bumper sticker on a car parked in Arlington, Virginia.  Feel free to add any relevant commentary on the correlation between…
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