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Welcome back to work

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2012

Welcome back to work

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7/9/2012 at 11:15am
Many of you took all or part of last week off from work, so you probably didn’t get to spend as much time on the internet as you do during normal “working” hours. I noticed a distinct drop in traffic from government i.p. addresses.  Was Washington closed last week? For those of you…
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Confirmed – Romney and RNC pulled in $106 million in June

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2012

Confirmed – Romney and RNC pulled in $106 million in June

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7/9/2012 at 10:20am
The speculation is over, via L.A. Times: Mitt Romney pulled in a blockbuster fundraising haul in June, collecting $106.1 million for his campaign and the Republican Party, his campaign announced today. The total marks Romney’s best fundraising month yet, as the former Massachusetts governor continues to capitalize on the large donations he can…
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CBS: Conservatives on Sup Ct feel betrayed (welcome to the club)

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2012

CBS: Conservatives on Sup Ct feel betrayed (welcome to the club)

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7/9/2012 at 8:59am
Via Jan Crawford, who previously broke the story about Chief Justice Roberts’ change of mind, comes additional details, Discord at Supreme Court is deep, and personal: Discord at the Supreme Court is deep and personal after Chief Justice John Roberts’ surprise decision to side with the liberal justices in upholding a large…
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Yup

Posted by  ▪  July 9, 2012

Yup

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7/9/2012 at 7:00am
From reader bluehous1991: I saw this bumpersticker in Little Rock, on an Arkansas plate. There is sanity in the town of Clinton!
 

Why are people panicking?

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

Why are people panicking?

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7/8/2012 at 8:27pm
The discussion in the video below (h/t jimzinsocal)  is pretty good on where the campaign stands.  Krauthammer is hard on Romney for failing to score hard blows on Obama over the economy, something echoed by Bill Kristol. Am I concerned?  Sure.  At least based on chatter, it looks like while Obama is missing big hits…
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Why doesn’t Obama own some of the job losses between election and inauguration?

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

Why doesn’t Obama own some of the job losses between election and inauguration?

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7/8/2012 at 4:58pm
Obama endlessly cites the loss of 750,000 “per month” just before he took office, as if that bottom was destined to be continued forever but for Obama. It’s the extrapolation fallacy. This video pretty much sums up the theme: Yet why shouldn’t Obama own at least some of those job losses between his election…
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Me on Mark Carbonaro Show talking Obamacare ruling

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

Me on Mark Carbonaro Show talking Obamacare ruling

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7/8/2012 at 3:01pm
I was a guest on the Mark Carbonaro Show (KION 1460 AM Salinas, CA) on July 3, 2012, talking about the Obamcare ruling:
 

Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Defend Elizabeth Warren on Cherokee issue, or drop “right-wing smear machine” accusation

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

Challenge to Boston Phoenix: Defend Elizabeth Warren on Cherokee issue, or drop “right-wing smear machine” accusation

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7/8/2012 at 11:22am
Last week, David Bernstein of The Boston Phoenix launched a broadside against what he termed the “right-wing smear machine” coming to get Elizabeth Warren, which I highlighted in my post Right wing smear machine to blame for Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee problem (again). The attack by Bernstein was pretty sweeping: But the intense interest on…
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If only the U.N. were merely useless

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

If only the U.N. were merely useless

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7/8/2012 at 8:43am
How long before the U.N. demands Bernie Madoff be appointed head of the Securities and Exchange Commission: In what one critic called a move akin to placing Bernie Madoff in charge of thwarting fraud on the stock market, Iran has been elected as one of the 15 members of the United Nation’s…
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Obama does not want you messing with his bumper sticker promotion

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2012

Obama does not want you messing with his bumper sticker promotion

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7/8/2012 at 7:00am
The Watchman does not like people who pull pranks on him. From reader Red: not a regular bumper sticker submission, but i love the latin flavor of the punctuation… and the fact that their bots haven’t figured out that it’s “You Pendejo” in my alias. hope you find this worthy. from the SF Valley, deep in…
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That free cup of coffee with Joe Biden may cost you hundreds in taxes

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

That free cup of coffee with Joe Biden may cost you hundreds in taxes

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7/7/2012 at 10:03pm
You know the routine from That $3 dinner with Obama may cost you hundreds in taxes. The Obama campaign lures unsuspecting small donors into entering a contest for a nominal amount (no donation actually required), and only in the fine print discloses the “retail value” of the package. Nowhere on the website or…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Dear Chris Rock, you’re welcome)

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (Dear Chris Rock, you’re welcome)

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7/7/2012 at 6:00pm
From Chris Rock: With time standing still, Rock was right. There was slavery in much of the British Colonies, and Independence Day did not end that immediately.  It took about 90 years and a civil war to do that, although many slaves gained their freedom in the interim. In 1776, most of the…
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Habitat for Whomever

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Habitat for Whomever

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7/7/2012 at 4:08pm
How do you say “suckaaaaa” in Spanish? My wife saw this on Facebook, regarding someone working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Central America. I just had to grab the screen shot.
 

Allen West called a bad name by someone who says “I’m not a f*g f***er”

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Allen West called a bad name by someone who says “I’m not a f*g f***er”

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7/7/2012 at 1:42pm
Not that this is very surprising. Notice how the perp complains that conservatives are “anti-gay,” yet wants Javier Manjares of The Shark Tank to know that the perp is not gay, “I’m not a fag fucker.” (at 2:30)  How enlightened. Via The Shark Tank (language warnings throughout)
 

Important message from the Alaska DOT

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Important message from the Alaska DOT

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7/7/2012 at 10:45am
From KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska: Several electronic road construction signs around Anchorage were hacked late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. Signs that normally display closure and detour information, like the one on Minnesota Drive near 100th Avenue, were changed to read “Impeach Obama.” That particular…
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Elizabeth Warren’s husband also claimed to be Cherokee (Update: Another plagiarized recipe?)

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s husband also claimed to be Cherokee (Update: Another plagiarized recipe?)

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7/7/2012 at 9:29am
Just a little fact to continue shedding light on the claim by Elizabeth Warren to be Cherokee. Want to know how easily the claim to be Cherokee was thrown around? While it’s been noted that Warren’s husband, Bruce Mann, submitted recipes to the Pow Wow Chow cookbook, no one has focused on the fact…
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Just say NO

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2012

Just say NO

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7/7/2012 at 7:00am
We have had many bumper stickers with the “O” logo, but none so simple and direct as just saying “NO”. From reader Tracy: We took this photo tonight in the middle of the crosswalk linking Davidson College to the Davidson Village Green. Davidson is a liberal bastion, as you may well know, and…
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