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Mass. Senate Debate Tonight

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
I’ll be watching the Massachusetts Senate Democratic Debate tonight at 7 p.m. because it will be the first appearance of Elizabeth Warren.  I haven’t decided what to do in the race, despite the overwhelming reader vote to support Brown, but I’ll be listening. The debate will be live streamed on the Boston…
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Fast And Furious Roundup: Holder Lied, People Died?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
I haven’t covered this scandal in a while, so here is a roundup of where this story has been going.  Who knows, it might even get serious enough that the MSM will take a break from looking under rocks in middle-of-nowhere-Texas for dirt on Republicans and focus on the ATF selling…
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NY Times’ poster child for #OccupyWallStreet not what he seems (Update: Cole responds)

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
The NY Times Dealbook section takes a very sympathetic look at the Occupy Wall Street protests, On Wall Street, a Protest Matures. The article leads with a feature on Andrew Cole, who arrived from Madison, Wisconsin (shock!) where he recently lost a job: “I think a good deal of the bankers should be in…
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“I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2011
So e-mails reader and commenter KC_MRBB KC_MRBB, with a link to the video below, referring to my prior post The “Richest 5%” Are The New Kulaks from October 27, 2008. Related: The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun
 

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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