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Post-Debate Diagnosis

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
So where does last night’s debate leave us? I’d say stage 4, although not all have made it that far: Denial √ In this stage, the world becomes meaningless and overwhelming. Life makes no sense. We are in a state of shock and denial. We go numb. Anger √ Be willing to feel your anger, even…
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The Obama Administration’s Crony Capitalism Problem

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
As the Solyndra executives refuse to answer Congressional investigator’s questions, more accusations of crony capitalism in the Obama Administration are coming out. Just last week, the Daily Beast reported that Gen. William Shelton, who oversees the Air Force Space Command, was pressured by the White House to change his testimony in order to…
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Obama drops $5 dinner raffle to $3 – again

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
I warned you not to pay $5 for the latest Obama dinner raffle, Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle.  Based on past performance, as the quarterly reporting date approached, Obama would drop the price. And sure enough, a reader forwarded me an e-mail with the $3 offer (full e-mail image below)(emphasis in original): As…
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Open

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
I listened to Mahmoud Abbas’s delusional speech at the U.N., perpetuating the Palestinians as exclusive victims narrative. I’m listening to Benjamin Netanyahu now, a model of clarity on the threats to peace.  I’ll hope to post the videos later. For now, it’s open time. On the table not only is the Middle East, but…
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Things You Don’t Expect to Hear

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
Last night I arrived in New York where I’ll stay for the weekend. I had a late dinner with some friends in Gramercy and saw a huge motorcade that, presumably, held some foreign dignitary. The best part of my night came on my ride home. I turned off the cab’s TV because…
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The Rick Perry of lore needs to show up real soon

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
My initial reaction last night was that Rick Perry did not have a good night. My reaction this morning is that he had a disastrous night, possibly ending his chances of getting the nomination unless he gets his act together real soon.  I say “possibly” because it only is late September, and there…
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Road Trip, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2011
More from reader “Joe’s” recent road trip. Also snapped this pic of the back of a car on the Blue Ridge Parkway on my way home. I got a kick out of the image of the dog howling “obama”. The one sticker asks, “What are you grateful for?” ****I’m grateful we now have alternative…
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Florida Early Onset Debate Fatigue Coverage (Tweet of Night added)

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
I already have debate fatigue. But will soldier on. Not “live blogging” but insightful and inciteful analysis at appropriate points. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Final Assessment:  Rick Perry didn’t help himself; just don’t understand why he’s not more comfortable in this setting, not quick on his feet, doesn’t have good answers to…
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Elizabeth Warren: Everything you have belongs to us

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
This is almost enough to cause me to rescind my Bye Bye Brown pronouncement, because Elizabeth Warren ascending to the Senate to replace Scott Brown would make Ted Kennedy seem like the good ol’ days. The progressives are in a lather about this video by Warren in which she proclaims an almost…
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“If this was 2013, Obama might be in a different groove”

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
There is one worthwhile clause in an otherwise worthless article at The Atlantic by Steve Clemons, Obama Tells Palestinians to Stay in the Back of the Bus. Clemons lays out the fiction that the Palestinian strategic move to take land without peace is something Gandhi-like: Obama’s position on this is dangerous in another sense as well.  Obama –…
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They’ll pay tribute to anything once…

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
Today “House leaders will pay tribute to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), less than a year after the House formally censured the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will speak at a ceremony to unveil Rangel’s official portrait as chairman of the storied committee, which the longtime…
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Thankfully, no corn dogs were served

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
Check out the Cornell Chronicle article about my Tea Party talk, Law professor’s talk on the Tea Party triggers heated debate. Could they possibly have picked a worse photo?  Thankfully, they didn’t serve corn dogs at the event. Related Posts:  “… like Thomas Paine and other deep thinkers from before the revolutionary war…”  Cornell Club NYC…
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Texas Executes Murderer of James Byrd – After NAACP Smeared Bush On Hate Crimes Law

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
While media eyes were focused on the disputed Troy Davis execution in Georgia, Texas was executing a brutal and completely unrepentant murderer. Last night, Texas executed white supremacist Lawrence Russell Brewer for the murder of James Byrd Jr.  One accomplice, John William King, remains on death row, and another, Shawn Allen Berry,…
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Conservatives coalescing around … Mitt?

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
Via HotAir, Mitt Romney has scored two significant conservative endorsements recently, Jeff Flake and Darrel Issa.  While that may not constitute a coalescing around Romney, it does help insulate him from RINO charges.  Whatever he once was, is he now the conservative who can win? What’s up with this? I think it may be dissatisfaction,…
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Palestinians Show Their True Goal With UN Logo That Wipes Israel Off The Map

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
The Weekly Standard reports:   Note the logo, which depicts “Palestine” as all of Israel. The root of the conflict is not that Israel currently controls the West Bank.  The root of the conflict is that the Palestinians and their allies are still unwilling to accept that Israel exists at all.  There can be…
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Road Trip, Part 1

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2011
Name withheld for a reason which will become obvious. From reader “Joe”: I just returned from a road trip from SD to VA for my mother’s funeral. As I drove down the WV Turnpike I snapped this pic of a billboard. I’d seen it before on a previous trip so I had my SLR…
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Tea Party Kippot!

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011
Found the following at a local judaica shop called “The Mitzvah Store”:     This was the same shop I bought this at in ’08 (I kinda wore it out): It did not appear that they were selling Obama kippot at that time.  Maybe that’s not a mitzvah.