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What Democracy Looks (And Sounds) Like

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
A common protest chant of the Occupy Wall Street crew and other radicals is “This is what democracy looks like!” – a trite, rhythmic expression of self-congratulation layered over an implication that they represent the true will of the people. Yes, these protests are examples of things that can happen in a…
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Iranian Pastor, Facing Death For Apostasy, Now Facing Death For “Zionism”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
Last week, I reported that an Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, was to be sentenced to death for apostasy.  Now, the political branches in Iran are upping the stakes, intending to execute him for being a Zionist threat to national security instead. We should all remember, as Obama continues to praise the Arab Spring,…
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After the love has gone

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
Something happened along the way.  Now yesterday is all they have. Thanks to reader Allen, who writes: Found on the street in Oakland, CA – looks like disillusion has truly set in.  
 

Babi Yar

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
Today marked the 70th commemoration of the Nazi massacre of 33,771 Jews in September 1941 at the Ukrainian ravine at Babi Yar. I visited the site in 1978, at which point a monument had been erected at the site. Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s 1961 poem, which was not officially published in the Soviet Union for…
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A hefty serving of snark

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
As some of you may recall, Meghan McCain started a twitter war with Prof. Jacobson after she misread both the content and the author of a post earlier this year. As a consequence, I’ve avoided taking jabs at McCain the younger from fear that she might misread them again. (Worse, maybe this…
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Wake Up Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
#OccupyWallStreet is organized agitprop designed to deflect attention from the Obama administration’s failings onto “Wall Street,”  although many of the participants don’t understand how they are being used.  The Washington Post now is fully aboard Team Obama, doing its best to take down Rick Perry this week, next week someone else.  AxelPlouffe…
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The College Bubble Party

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
The “Occupy Wall Street” craze has spread to major U.S. cities. From what I can tell, the backbone of this movement are college-aged students like myself who blame corporations for their misfortunes, particularly college affordability and it’s consequences on employment. They should be angry at the government for their high student loans and I…
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Cain’s mistake?

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
In tagging Rick Perry with the “painted-over rock” allegation without first learning the facts? Yes, I think so.  It certainly is fine to point out that the name was offensive, but to suggest that Perry somehow was responsible was a bridge too far (transcript via MVOPOV): WALLACE: I want to ask you, there…
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Hello-Hello Scott Brown? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
I know, I said Bye-Bye Brown last spring after he wrote an op-ed in Politico slamming the Ryan plan and playing into the Democratic meme that Republicans want to abandon seniors.  And he has been a disappointment on several key votes, such as Dodd-Frank. But… If not Scott, it will be Elizabeth “the…
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Crazy-eyed females against Israel

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
Be sure to buy-cott Motorola, along with Sabra Hummus and Aroma Cafe. Why does it seem these anti-Israel flash mobs overwhelmingly are made up of crazy-eyed females?
 

Obamanomas

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2011
I think there is a misspelling in this bumper sticker.  Shouldn’t it be “Obamanomas”? Thanks to reader Ted, who writes: Saw this one this past June while on vacation. The truck was parked in a parking lot in a little organic foods store outside of Santa Fe. Which reminds me – I need…
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#OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy Theory of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2011
I’ve noticed a conspiracy theory on Twitter going through random tweets using the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag, namely that the police steered the protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge, where several hundred were arrested (most released immediately). Now the conspiracy theory is being fed by The Village Voice which juxtaposes two articles from The NY…
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Even when politicians are “real”

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2011
they’re fake. Case in point: Michelle’s photo-op at Target store was staged  Right outside of D.C. in Alexandria, VA, FLOTUS decided to grab a few things for 30-40 minutes with her assistant at the local Target. She was dressed in a floral button down, black pants, a Nike baseball cap, and shades. But…
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Obama: Silence for me, but not for thee

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2011
A tale of two videos. It is not okay to sit silently when a single person in an audience shouts something: We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the President of the United States…
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Reverend Wright is off limits, but a painted-over rock is page 1 at WaPo

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2011
You need no better example of the political corruption of our mainstream media than the page 1 headline at The Washington Post, At Perry camp, racially charged name lingered. There is no story behind the headline. The article itself reveals that the offensive name of the camp, painted on a rock near the…
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A bumper sticker of the times?

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2011
A sign of the times, or just a wing and a prayer? From reader and frequent photographer Bill in Florida, his very own vehicle:
 

#OccupyWallStreet Photo of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2011
“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Or if they are not available, “Give me some chick who likes to have her image captured on an iPad while protesting corporate greed.” Photo via reader marklyon: Related:  #OccupyWallStreet Tweet and Post of Day