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The importance of independent bloggers

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2011
It’s lonely out here in independent blogger world, working for the greater glory not the greater paycheck. That’s not to say bloggers who work for The Man are not independent thinkers and writers, but the pressures are there depending upon who The Man is: An escalating series of insults and allegations exchanged between conservative…
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MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Intro’d House Res. Condemning Sharpton’s “Racist,” “Anti-Semitic” Views

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2011
In honor of Sharpton’s new position as an MSNBC host, a link to the full resolution, courtesy of the GPO. From Scarborough’s whereases: Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘‘bloodsucking [J]ews’’, and ‘‘Jew bastards’’; Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish…
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It’s nice to be needed

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2011
Thanks to frequent photographer Jason for this photo taken earlier this week in Greenville, NC:
 

Judge William Young sentencing the shoe bomber

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
I had heard this before, but stumbling upon it this afternoon, I thought it worth reprinting because few people are aware of it. It’s the sentencing of shoe bomber Richard Reid by U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) Judge William Young in January 2003, in full: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to…
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Foreplay and America are back, baby!

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
A ringing endorsement of Rick Perry from Kinky Friedman, with as many laughs per square inch as any endorsement I have ever seen (emphasis mine): I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry’s hair. Yet, simply put,…
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No charges against Prosser; time for Bradley to step down

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Justice David Prosser of using an illegal “chokehold” on her.  At the time, I pointed out that if the charge was not sustained, and Bradley falsely had accused Prosser of using a potentially life threatening “chokehold,” Bradley needed to step down. Now, a special prosecutor has just decided…
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An Apple what if

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2011
Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple, likely for good. What a lesson Apple holds.  I’ve never bought an Apple computer or “device” (although I did get an iPod as a gift), but I’ll never forget my amazement in law school in the early 1980s when a local computer store had…
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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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