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It’s not too late

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
Right now, every American taxpayer owes $129,630 as their share of the national debt. By the time you read this, it’ll probably be higher. (I don’t know about you, but I need to ask for a raise.) We’re suffering from unemployment over 9%, a government that wants to keep spending…
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Bumper stickers and the people who wear them

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
Thanks to a reader for forwarding this op-ed by Paul Ibbetson, former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, regarding bumper stickers and the people who wear them (embedded links added by me): First, remove all past Election Day stickers. Nothing says “denial” more than an old, crinkled, half-biodegraded “John Kerry 2004” bumper sticker….
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Money Grubbing Chutzpah, Democratic style

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
Democrats, from the top politicians on down to their messaging drones at Think Progress, have targeted the Koch brothers, as documented here many times. So good for Koch Industries for sending this letter to Sen. Patty Murray in response to a “request” for a sizable donation to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (h/t…
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Furious

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
That’s my wif’e’s reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict.  That and spitting mad. I’ve noticed something in the reactions, admittedly anecdotal.  The reaction from mothers seems to be at a different level than the rest of us. Am I right about that?
 

Wisconsin isn’t over

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
Other than the possible fisticuffs and chokeholds at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin politics has faded from the national headlines. But Wisconsin isn’t over folks.  Democrats challenging Republicans in recall elections are doing better at fundraising, and Nancy Pelosi is headlining a fundraiser as well. One of the primary agitators and sources of…
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Too many moving parts

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
The (bad) news recently reminds me of a flock of birds. I can’t seem to focus on any one of them.
 

Slow motion political crash

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
That’s my impression of the “drama” unfolding in the budget talks.  Obama now is the one purporting to demand bigger cuts, a more long term agreement, and so on and so on, provided there also are commensurate tax increases. It’s an interesting ploy, and tied solely to Obama’s 2012 campaign.  Obama, who…
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Won’t have any what?

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2011
Freedom? Spotted by reader Scott in Asheville, NC, on July 4th:
 

Did he mention windmills at the Twitter Townhall?

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2011
Because as we know, windmills are our future. While I did send a Tweet, I didn’t get to follow the Twitter Townhall. Please tell me, did he mention windmills? or at least “wind energy”?
 

Joshua Green strikes out

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2011
while striking out at me at The Atlantic.  Read to the end to find out how and why. I have been a critic of Green, who is the Senior Editor of The Atlantic and writes a weekly column at The Boston Globe.   I criticized Green for falsely accusing Herman Cain of  running…
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#AskObama

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2011
If you are on Twitter, the Heritage Foundation has five questions it is asking Obama for his Twitter Townhall.  The event, like all of Obama’s townhalls, is merely for show, but if he wants questions sent via Twitter, here are the five: Your budget was rejected by Senate 97-0 & Dems haven’t…
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Yes, but where does he stand in the poll of journolists?

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2011
I think the journolist community probably likes him quite a lot, which is why this Politico headline is so humorous, WMUR poll shows no bump for Jon Huntsman: It was possible to dismiss the recent Suffolk University poll showing Jon Huntsman in low single digits, but today’s WMUR poll solidifies it -…
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It’s getting hard to tell anti-Bush and anti-Obama bumper stickers apart

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2011
Yet another example of anti-Bush anti-war bumper stickers doing double-duty.  Spotted in my neighborhood in Rhode Island on July 4:
 

I think I’m doing pretty well so far

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
In late December I posted my “not predictions” for 2011.  (My “predictions” are here.) Here are the first 10 “not predictions.”  I think I’m doing pretty well, although some still are works in progress: There will be a government shutdown crisis over the House budget, which will include major spending cuts and defunding…
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Daily Beast Plays The David Duke Card

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
Democrats must be in trouble if The Daily Beast is running a headline White Supremacist Stampede, with this opening line: Add to the growing list of candidates considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 America’s most famous white-power advocate: David Duke. Ah yes, the David Duke card gets played. Duke is…
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Hey, what am I, chopped liver?

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
Benjamin Korn of Jews for Sarah, writing at the JTA,  OP-ED: Jews becoming commonplace in conservative ‘new media’: Many reviews already have appeared of “The Undefeated,” the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin’s tenure in Alaska.Yet none of them – even in The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post or The Washington Post –…
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Your morning Strauss-Kahn news

Posted by  ▪  July 5, 2011
The NY Post, which whatever else it is has good sources in NYC, is reporting that the charges will be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next couple of weeks: Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — either on his next court date in two weeks or even…
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