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Drive slowly and cheerfully

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Or at least, not fast and furiously. Thanks to reader Ric who spotted this bumper sticker earlier this week in Sterling, VA:
 

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Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Rick Perry campaign gets a much needed reorganization,  but does this advice hold, Perry shuffles campaign team: The first thing [Joe] Allbaugh ought to do is send Perry to Dallas to apologize for badmouthing W. all over the country. I believe that we will see a slow but steady rise in…
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#WeCantWait Tweet of Day

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Another day, another failed Obama attempt to dominate Twitter with a campaign-inspired hastag (see, #attackwatch). This time the hastag is #WeCantWait as in “we can’t wait” for Republicans to approve whatever half-baked scheme Obama wants to push through Congress to prove that he is the “jobs president.” Dan Riehl nails it:
 

National Popular Vote debacle looming

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Several readers have called my attention to the National Popular Vote movement, through which various states would agree to vote their electors as a block based upon the winner of the national popular vote: Under the U.S. Constitution, the states have exclusive and plenary (complete) power to allocate their electoral votes, and…
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Black Wednesday, or why I am not a utilitarian

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Today in London:  Conservative rebels pushing for an in-or-out referendum on Europe are riding the tide of public opinion, according to a Guardian/ICM poll. Some 70% of voters want a vote on Britain’s EU membership, and by a substantial nine-point margin respondents say they would use it to vote for UK withdrawal. Forty-nine per cent…
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If this is what passes for victory

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
As mentioned earlier, the Obama administration and media are touting Gaddafi’s overthrow as a great foreign policy victory. But Gaddafi’s body has hardly gone cold, and Libya already has a strict Islamist government, see all the links at Memeorandum.  Andrew Sullivan also rounds up some of the related horrors, such as the execution…
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Don’t worry, your centralized medical records are safe

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Creating a centralized electronic medical record is one of the primary goals of the Obama administration (and Bush before that, although not funded) under the theory that a centralized record will lead to greater efficiencies. Don’t worry, your centralized medical records will be safe. Unless, of course, someone working for the government decides to steal…
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AP Reports 37% of Adults Back OWS In Horribly Constructed Poll, Fails To Mention That 56% Don’t

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Boston Globe and the AP report that 37% of Americans support OWS: More than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protests, and even more — 58 percent — say they are furious about America’s politics. The number of angry people is growing as deep reservoirs of resentment grip the country,…
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Joe Biden finds a winning stimulus strategy

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Since Joe Biden’s play of the rape card did not work in getting the Senate to pass Obama’s new stimulus package, Biden may need to come up with a new strategy.  Rumor has it that Biden will resurrect National Lampoon magazine: (Based on this original, for those of you who are too young to remember.)
 

The insurrection reaches the outskirts of Chicago

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
At Obama campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago they can hear shouts of “OMG WTF” and “How’s that ‘Hope & Change’ thing working out for you?,” like the sound of slowly rumbling thunder just over the horizon. Thanks to reader Norbie who spotted this in Elgin, Illinois, not far from Chicago, and writes: I’ve seen this truck tooling…
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Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
The Wisconsin recall effort against Scott Walker gets started in three weeks, and guess what, Dems may go after more Republican state senator!  The punchy Director of Communications of the WI Democratic Party is quite excited. There was a massive earthquake in Turkey, with as many as 1000 possibly dead.  Israel has…
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24 years ago today, Borking was born

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
24 years ago a new term was coined, “borking” or “to bork.”  It is a tactic in which Democrats still revel, except when they feel they are on the receiving end at which point they cry foul. Borking is the complete politicization of the judicial nomination process, in which bad motives are…
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If you have good blood pressure,

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
I recommend reading this discussion between Eliot Spitzer and a protester from Occupy Wall Street. It is actually pretty interesting and shows that Spitzer hasn’t forgotten how to speak like a politician: MM: You think representative democracy is the best system we’ve got? ES: Yes! I say that without any hesitation. Because it…
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Occupy Wall Street metaphor alert

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
We saw something similar in Wisconsin, when an anti-Scott Walker protester locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock. Yesterday an Occupy Wall Street protester climbed a 70-foot statue demanding that Mayor Bloomberg resign and that the police presence be reduced.  The police attempted to talk him down, and…
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Rhode Island – A public sector pension plan which doesn’t make anything

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
You know about the RI pension mess, because I’ve been pounding that issue pretty much since the founding of this blog three years ago. The New York Times takes a devastating look at Rhode Island, The Little State With a Big Mess (h/t @amandacarpenter): ON the night of Sept. 8, Gina M. Raimondo, a…
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I think I need a shower

Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
after seeing this. From reader Joe, send in an e-mail with the subject line “bumper sticker of the day-week-month”: Professor, Words fail me, see for yourself! Location- Croton Point Park, Westchester NY
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Herman Cain isn’t their type of black)(Readers’ Choice Award)

Posted by  ▪  October 22, 2011
Herman Cain is bringing out the worst venom from the liberal media and entertainment complex, and the left-wing blogosphere. Just as we saw liberal feminists fall all over themselves to bash Sarah Palin as an insult to women, so too we see liberals who claim to be enlightened on matters of race fall all…
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