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Best. Worst. List. Ever.

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
From Zombie at PJMedia, a list of officially declared supporters of Occupy Wall Street. Go to the link for the full list, here’s the top (in no particular order):
 

That’s still going on?

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
During my morning peruse through the paper, I found a shocking headline: Bullet train cost estimates rise to $98.5 billion. I wasn’t surprised at the cost; it’s well-established that “infrastructure spending” is a fancy way of saying “giant black money hole.” (Hooray for inflation to boot!) I’m just surprised that California hasn’t…
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“Is Herman Cain ready for prime time?”

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
That’s the question David Mark at Politico’s Arena forum asks, with this explanation: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s shifting responses to allegations of sexual harassment dating to his time as president of the National Restaurant Association have left his campaign reeling. Has Cain’s campaign done itself politically mortal harm by not delivering a…
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Senior Obama official calls you “teabaggers”

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
“Teabagger” is the pejorative of choice for left-wing bloggers and an occasional Democratic politician, when trying to vilify supporters of the Tea Party movement.  It is a slang term which describes a sexual act. And it is a term used by Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, as reported by Sunshine State News (via Drudge): With the…
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There is Apartheid in the Middle East

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
Calling Israel an “Apartheid State” and the barrier built to keep out suicide bombers the “Apartheid Wall” is part of the standard lexicon of the Islamist-Lefist Anti-Israel Coalition. In The New York Times today, Richard Goldstone calls the apartheid terminology a slander, Israel and the Apartheid Slander: One particularly pernicious and enduring canard…
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What does it all mean?

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2011
That’s the question I had for reader Mike, who sent the photo and responded: All I can tell you is that it’s a take-off on that unanswerable woman’s question, “Honey, does this dress make my ass look big?” I’ll let you decide for yourself whether it should have been Michelle’s picture instead…
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A taste of the medicine

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
I’m finally back after a full day of travel, where I had to rely on CNN and MSNBC on the plane for coverage of the Politico story about Herman Cain. I can’t really sort through all the details yet, too much has happened in the last 12 hours. The fragility of an insurgent…
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I loathe lamp.

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
 I was over at #OWS yesterday and I know the LI readership will be pleased to hear that the movement is still going strong. This is despite Mayor Bloomberg’s crackdown on their primitive heating system.What will be the next challenge for the organizers? After, you know, taking down the man, a…
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Things you probably missed this weekend

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Here are some things you may have missed this weekend: Please donate to the “Jonathan Alter Obama Scandal Education Fund” Why isn’t Obama protecting these Libyan civilians? Snowloween Tweet of the Day If this doesn’t motivate you for November, Part 2 Saturday Night Card Game - More on the attacks on Herman Cain  
 

Primary Jewish #OWS Organizer – Lack of Structure At OWS Allows Non-Anti-Semites To Participate

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
#OWS’s policy of having  no set views has its advantages. They can include all manner of extremists and unsavory characters while preserving plausible deniability when taken to task for their relationship with such socially-unacceptable figures. Daniel Sieradski, #OWS’s main Jewish organizer, last seen thinking up new ways to appropriate Jewish ritu…
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Obama’s Reelection Strategy And #OWS’s True Purpose: Party Like It’s 1936?

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
The conservative movement in America may have been had. #OWS is easy to attack, but the right’s demonization of #OWS, even if successful, may be playing into Obama’s hands by failing to address the real reason why the Democrats and their special interest allies have cultivated this movement. The Financial Times…
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Herman Cain – The First Real Test

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Because I’m traveling all day, I’m not going to be able to cover the Politico’s not very specific yet sensational claims about two settlements in the 1990s involving women who worked at the National Restaurant Association when Herman Cain ran the organization.  It’s not clear what Cain allegedly did, whether there…
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Blimey

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2011
Thanks to reader Thomas who writes: I spotted this in Portland, Oregon today. I’m not sure what the point of the message is. Perhaps it’s some form of insurrection?
 

Open – Live from The OC

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Slow day here, traveled back from Palm Desert.  I never watched the show The OC, but I hope the scenery is better than what I saw on the drive back to the airport. Where has everyone gone this weekend? Ah, this explains it, Power outages from East Coast snowstorm top 3M.  The…
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Tomorrow’s “unexpected” headline

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Seeing not very far into the future: UNEXPECTED OCTOBER SNOWSTORM, WORST SINCE GREAT DEPRESSION, BLAMED FOR LAGGING ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SAYS OBAMA SPOKESMAN
 

Emptying the countryside

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Fascinating account of how new environmental regulations and restoration projects are emptying the northern California countryside, Rural rebellion brewing: Sacramento is Government Central, a land of overly pensioned bureaucrats and restaurant discounts for state workers. But way up in the North State, one finds a small but hard-edged rural populace that views…
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If this doesn’t motivate you for November, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 30, 2011
Sometimes the Editorial Board of The NY Times gets it right, even if for the wrong reasons, as in this editorial, The Court and the Next President: When Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. began the new Supreme Court term by congratulating Antonin Scalia on his 25th anniversary as a justice, it w…
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