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Ron Paul Buys California GOP Straw Poll

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
The Sacramento Bee reports that the Ron Paul campaign cut a $26,000 check to fund most of Ron Paul’s votes in the recent California Straw poll at the California Republican Party convention.  Participation cost around $100 per vote, and Paul won with 374 votes. Good.  The CA GOP could use the money. …
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Cornell Club NYC last night

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
I gave a talk last night at the Cornell Club of New York City in Manhattan.  The topic was the Tea Party Movement, and the thesis was: Professor Jacobson will argue that the Tea Party movement has been among the most influential and most positive forces in American politics in a generation. It…
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Today’s Lawless Radicals Don’t Understand Civil Disobedience

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
As Althouse reports and Instapundit distills, concerning a violent protest: …people seem to have acquired the idea that the usual rules don’t apply if you’re propelled by righteous anger against a demonized a political opponent. You’re “well-motivated” so what would otherwise be crimes become mere breaches of “decorum.” One thing I’ve noticed while…
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OMG ’12

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011
Thanks to reader Megan, who took this photo a few days agao in Pigeon Forge, TN:
 

If you only read

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
one op-ed today, I hope it is Mary O’Grady’s column in the Wall Street Journal: “Big Labor’s Yanqui Imperialism.” On the face of it, the National Labor Relations Board’s effort to block a new Boeing plant slated for the right-to-work state of South Carolina seems like a futile exercise. After all, we…
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The Drudge of School Choice

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
Today marks the launch of ChoiceMedia.tv, the news hub of school choice activism in the U.S. I’m really excited to see the site under the direction of Bob Bowdon, director of The Cartel Movie and contributor to the Onion News Network. Hopefully, the site will provide a nice amalgamation of different local school…
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BlueCheddar melts, pulls video confession of “beer pouring” guy (but the internet never forgets)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
BlueCheddar is a Wisconsin “progressive” website that posted a video confession by an anti-Republican stalker who poured beer over a Republican legislator. The stalker has been charged with disorderly conduct, but the conduct potentially was a felony battery under Wisconsin Statutes 940.20(4): (4) Battery to public officers. Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a public officer…
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How wide is the al Qaeda net?

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
I came across an interesting post this morning on the Journal’s Numbers Guy blog. I think we all have a tendency to think of al Qaeda as a large force, certainly they’ve been difficult to track down, but how big is the organization? From the print edition: A dozen terrorism scholars gave a…
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Hay, that’s pretty funny

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2011
Thanks to reader Danelle who writes: We took this one this afternoon in Wise County, just west of Dallas.  Wise County is one of Texas’ hard hit counties from both drought and wildfire, the most recent being last week.  Many ranchers in the area are hard put to feed their cattle this fall.  …
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Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Five days ago Obama unveiled a “jobs plan” which included tax hikes of $467 billion, $400 billion of which were on individuals making $200,000 (and couples making $250,000). Tomorrow Obama will unveil a “deficit reduction plan” which will include $1.5 trillion in new taxes including an extra tax on people making $1 million or…
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Et tu, Chicago Tribune?

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Steve Chapman, a member of the Editorial Board of The Chicago Tribune, Why Obama should withdraw (h/t HeyTammyBruce): When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” For Barack Obama, it’s more like midnight in a coal mine. The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high,…
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‘Millionaire Tax’ Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
This seems like pretty good advice to the GOP, although the pathetic political ploy needs to be called for what it is (as I did last night): Update:  Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender
 

Call Abu Bluff’s bluff

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Carl at Israel Matzav has given Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, the nickame “Abu Bluff.” The trip by Abbas to the U.N. this week ostensibly to obtain recognition of a Palestinian state is another bluff.  Abbas doesn’t even have the support of his own people, as Hamas which controls Gaza and has great influence on…
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Monstrous lies unfolding at the U.N. this week

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
One lie is that there is a historically and ethnically distinct Palestinian people, but that lie is so well established that it is beyond argument now.  Even if Palestinian nationalism was a fiction created in the last few decades as a tool against Israel, that horse has left the gate.  Nonetheless, it is…
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I am against repeal of D.A.D.D.D.

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2011
Thanks to reader and commenter suhrmesa, who took this photo yesterday, and writes: From Boise, ID… saw this and thought of you and Ithaca.  When in Ithaca, walk the parking lot at Wegman’s and enjoy those that are “screaming to be heard” via bumper stickers. Still, my favorite bumper sticker seen in Ithaca: …
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Can’t Obama just find someone to publicly flog and be done with it already?

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
How sad.  Our president has been reduced to chasing demons. Obama’s recent phony jobs bill which raised $400 billion in taxes on everyone making over $200,000 (couples over $250,000) apparently did not whip the masses into a pitchfork and torch frenzy, because it targeted our doctors, local business owners, and others who are…
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Saturday Night Card Game (“…what I got was the white guy…”)

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Some prominent white liberals, in this case Bill Maher and Michael Moore, are pretty quick to portray conservatives and particularly Tea Partiers as racist. But in fact, it is these white liberals who harbor negative stereotypes about blacks.  They…
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