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So tell me about West Virginia

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
John Conyers (D-Mich), via The Hill, talking about West Virginia: “There’s a big campaign going on about how you clean coal, and we want to examine that as critically and fairly as we can, but here’s the problem: I’ve been to West Virginia, and that’s about all they’ve got there…” Joe Manchin’s response…
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I’ve never met a real charter member

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
Thanks to reader Marisa who writes that the photo was … … taken in the parking lot of a small shopping center in Emerald Isle, NC at the end of July, Walter Jones is the Congressional Rep for this area.
 

Is Romney the new Rudy?

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
Rudy famously waited too long in 2008, by skipping Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, assuming he would win big in Florida.  He didn’t, because by the time the primaries arrived in Florida, Rudy was an also ran. Back in July I suggested that Mitt Romney may be hurting himself by allowing…
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Allen West on Libya, Egypt, etc.

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
It’s not often I thank Think Progress, but thanks for this video interview of Allen West on the issue of Obama foreign policy in Libya and the Middle East.  Think Progress, with its videographer following West on his trip to Israel, figured they’d get good sound bites.  And they did! I would…
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Well, it could have been Krugman

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
Someone created a faux Paul Krugman Google+ account and posted the following: People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage. The message sent out on Twitter (now removed) was picked up by…
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Marco Rubio at The Reagan Library

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
What a guy.  He not only saved Nancy Reagan when she was falling, he also gave a speech  on the role of government which should be remembered as the kick off of the Marco Rubio for President campaign, we just don’t know what year yet. Update:  For what it’s worth, this is…
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Widener Law School loses major donor over Connell case

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
I posted on Saturday about Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case. I noted that Widener had confirmed that “[a] member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Law and a member of the School of Law Campaign Subcommittee have stepped down from those roles for…
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We shore waz

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2011
Thanks to reader Michael for the photo of a car he spotted in Melbourne, Florida. What is it about Melbourne, Florida?  
 

Earthquake!

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
How could I not. Twitter is abuzz.  My tweets have been momentous and perceptive.  Not to mention prescient:   Did anything actually happen? Update:  The President is safe:
 

I was right about taking the debt deal

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
I was right when I said Republicans should take the debt deal, as bad as it was, because otherwise any negative consequences would provide Obama an excuse for his own failures. And I was right. Polling in the three weeks since the deal was announced has shown Obama in a perilous slide.  Here’s…
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Mark your calendars, Kathleen returns

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
You doubted she would, after working for The Wall Street Journal in London. But it is to be. Mark your calendars for September 6.
 

Boycott Divest Sanction and Destroy Israel Movement

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
When they say Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel, they don’t really mean it.  Those are just code words for Destroy Israel. Below is a video of a demonstration in London as part of the BDS(D) movement, via @EliLake, who notes At the link is this image: And this video.  The woman sounds very much like…
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The right result in Strauss-Kahn case

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
It’s close to over, as prosecutors have moved to dismiss the indictment finding the alleged victim to be truth-challenged: When they moved Monday to drop the biggest case on  their docket, the woman was portrayed as its fatal weakness. She “has not been  truthful on matters great and small” and has an ability…
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Taking from the windless to give to the windy

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2011
You know how much Obama loves windmills, and how overblown is the future of wind power. In Britain they have been pushing wind power far harder and longer than we have, and it is turning into a fiasco of subsidies from the windless masses to the winded-gentry. Anthony Watts has background in Britain’s Wind…
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Uh oh, Saif al-Islam free and talking

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
Contrary to rebel claims, Saif al-Islam, son and heir apparent of Moammar al-Qaddafi, has not been captured and is free and talking to reporters in Tripoli. Video was shown on Fox News and CNN of Saif al-Islam at a hotel in Tripoli.  Saif claimed that a “trap” had been set for the rebels…
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Paul Ryan not running

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
Makes sense.  Very good guy, but didn’t seem to have his heart in it. Via ABC: After much speculation and some pressure from fellow Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin and the House Budget Committee Chairman, says he is NOT running for President. “I sincerely appreciate the support from those eager to chart a brighter…
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Obama’s broken clock foreign policy

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2011
I just listened to Obama’s statement on Libya, and while he didn’t spike the football, he’s pretty proud of himself. And, if as it now appears Qaddafi is gone, and if what replaces him is not even worse, then Obama should be proud of himself.  But being right doesn’t make one’s policy…
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