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Female bumper sticker humor

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2011
I guess. Thanks to reader Cat who sent this photo and message: Not political but funny–turnabout is fair play I suppose?  Instead of nekkid lady mudflaps we get nekkid trucker on minivan!!!
 

CBO Score – Boehner Plan Falls Short

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
This actually is good news.  It gives Boehner a chance to reconfigure his plan to give confidence that there really will be $1.2 trillion in cuts. Via National Journal, the CBO scored the plan as written at only $850 billion in savings: House Speaker John Boehner’s debt-ceiling plan would cut $150 billion less…
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Norwegian Ambassador makes a terrorism distinction without a difference

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
These statements by Norway’s Ambassador to Israel are deeply troubling, particularly at this time (via Israel Matzav): Norway’s ambassador to Israel drew distinctions between the Oslo and Utoeya massacres and Palestinian terrorism. Svein Sevje said in an Israeli newspaper interview Tuesday that while the Norwergian bomb and gun rampages that killed 76 people…
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Obama’s base is trapped

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
Because they have no where to go, and will hold their noses, lean forward, and give the lever a pull (or more likely, push a button). So I discount the ultimate importance of this report that Obama is losing his base: With the 2012 presidential election just over 465 days away, President Obama…
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Two-step program

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
Here’s the analysis by James Pethokoukoukis (via @irishspy): Now is not time to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Neither the Reid budget plan nor the Boehner budget plan packs the fiscal wallop of Cut, Cap and Balance. But significant progress on cutting debt can still be made before…
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They will convince no one outside of their small circle of friends

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
The past several days have seen a feeding frenzy by the mainstream media and left-blogosphere trying to blame Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for the murder of dozens of innocents in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.  It was a horrific crime which deserves universal condemnation. The theory goes that because Geller and…
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The newest of the great religions

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2011
I don’t usually post bumper sticker photos that have appeared elsewhere, but this one was sent by blog friend Bruce at Where Are My Keys and seems particularly ironic in light of Obama’s speech last night. Which of the world’s great religions depicted on this version of the iconic Coexist bumper sticker seems…
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Obama Debt Crisis Speech In One Sentence

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
….  I’m not going to be ignored, John, or blamed.
 

Another Obama speech tonight

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
Or is it a press conference, not that there’s much of a difference. Via NY Times: President Obama, continuing to make use of his unique White House bully pulpit, will address the nation on Monday night on the “stalemate over avoiding default and the best approach to cutting deficits,” Jay Carney, the press…
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A crazy thought

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
Charles Gasparino, writing in The NY Post: Obama’s crew loves chaos What a crazy thought.  Never crossed my mind.
 

A media bias trade

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
While journalists at mainstream media publications regularly tout their professionalism and lack of bias, the people who consume their services see the bias for what it is: Likely voters hold a dismal view of the news media, generally regarding reporters as biased, unethical and too close to the politicians they purport to…
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How badly does Obama want to get reelected?

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
So badly that he still claims to be willing to veto any debt bill which does not extend the debt limit beyond the 2012 elections: Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is working on a plan to raise the debt limit by $2.7 trillion, coupled with an equal reduction in…
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I’ve heard him called a lot of things

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
but not a “golden calf.” Or am I misreading this? What means it, says you? Thanks to reader Linda who spotted this message Sunday in The Tennessean.
 

Man looks in the abyss

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
I always liked this line from the 1987 movie Wall Street, by character Lou Mannheim played by Hal Holbrook: Man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss Seems timely. Man Looks in…
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Neither did I

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2011
Thanks to reader Robert, who writes: I saw this and thought of your blog. I’m just guessing, but I don’t think he’s a fan of the President. Spotted in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Republic, Missouri.
 

Overnight Debt Bomb Countdown

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2011
Because the Sun may not rise in the East tomorrow, I’ll be posting random updates of interest, but feel free to help out in the comments particularly in those hours known on the East Coast as sleepy time. Harry Reid just (8:40 p.m. Eastern) issued a statement saying a short term extension is…
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My challenge to Charles Lemos

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2011
I’m used to left-wing bloggers distorting what I write, which is why I rarely respond.  But I was disappointed to read Charles Lemos of MyDD, one of the less crazy of the genre, write the following on Saturday morning: In fact even before all the facts were established, right wing bloggers like Michelle Malkin…
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