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More tick tock in Syria

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011
Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it’s too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up. Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including travel bans on senior officials and other measures which will make it…
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Jump, David, Jump

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011
The only reason, the only reason, the only reason anyone pays any attention to David Frum is that he is the mainstream media’s “useful conservative,” someone who screams about the crazy Republican Party and Tea Party movement. He is worse than a carnival barker, because a carnival barker does not gain attention…
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Manchester Union Leader endorses Newt

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011
Newt Gingrich has picked up the endorsement of New Hamsphire’s largest newspaper, the conservative Manchester Union Leader. This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need…
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Eurogeddon

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011
Some scary warnings out there, as reported by The Telegraph: As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an   international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up   of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible. Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and  …
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So do I

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011
and I’m not even Christian.  In fact, it annoys me when people refuse to say it.  And please say Happy Hanukkah to me, not Happy Time When You Light All Those Candles For Some Reason. Another one from Linda in Tennessee, found in her favorite bumper sticker hunting ground, the Costco park…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Jeremiah Wright still scares Democrats)

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: As you know, I support Newt Gingrich. But you also know that I have a policy of uniting behind any Republican candidate who comes under false attack from Democrats and Obama supporters in the media. It’s a point…
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Pakistan problems

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
NATO and/or U.S. forces apparently killed a couple dozen Pakistani soldiers at an outpost on the Afghan border.  The details are murky at this point: The Guardian reports that coalition forces say they came under fire and returned fire. Pakistan has announced that it will cut off supply deliveries to coalition forces…
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The EU gets philosophical

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
(at their own peril.) I read an article in the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, that really got my eyes rolling. It is titled “Habermas, the Last European”: Jürgen Habermas, 82, wants to get the word out. He’s sitting on stage at the Goethe Institute in Paris. Next to him sits a good-natured professor…
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Dissent is patriotic, but trolling is not

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
Since the new blog went live in mid-June, I’ve only banned about a dozen people (compared to 2700+ registered users). I’ve banned someone who gratuitously insulted Kathleen, someone who had the “N” word in the registered e-mail address (no need to wait for that person to try to post), someone who tried…
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Egyptian Imam The NY Times called “moderate” holds “kill all the Jews” mass rally

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
The NY Times has whitewashed the anti-Semitic aspects of the Arab Spring in Egypt since the beginning of the protests last January.  NY Times’ columnists like Roger Cohen have sought to glamorize and glorify the so-called “Arab Street” and Nicholas Kristof has waxed poetic about Islamist forces in the Middle East. So…
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“I’m the comeback grandparent.”

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
I’ve said it before, it’s not enough to be a “not” candidate.  Not being Barack Obama is not enough, and not being Mitt Romney is not enough.  Any candidate who is to win the nomination and the general election is going to have to inspire, not merely be the default candidate. The…
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Self-insured

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011
From reader and bumper sticker photographer extraordinaire Linda, who spotted this at the Lowe’s parking lot in Nasheville, TN:
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Syria’s fuse is lit

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011
Just wondering how much longer until the explosion takes place.  Some links: Walter Russell Mead, “when poets buy guns, tourist season is over.  They are buying them now in Damascus….” JPost, “The Syrian military said 10 personnel, including six pilots, were killed in an attack on an air force base ….” DEBKAFile says Syrian…
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It could happen anywhere, but it keeps happening there

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011
First it was Lara Logan.  Then other female journalists: The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders on Friday cautioned  news outlets on sending female reporters to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, citing three  incidents in which reporters have been assaulted. “It is more dangerous for a woman than a man to cover the demonstrations in …
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