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Harry Reid: Those negotiations will fail, that debt deal will be lost

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2011
When word spread via leaks to The NY Times and others that there was the possibility of a debt deal being worked out between Obama and Boehner in which budget cuts would be frontloaded with no new taxes on “the rich,” Democrats in the Senate rushed to scuttle any deal, led by Harry Reid.  As…
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San Francisco civility

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2011
From my recent trip:
 

Thanks, I needed this

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Thanks to new commenter something for the link to this cartoon.  Pretty much sums up my life at this critical juncture in the history of the Republic.
 

Spenditol

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Just saw this ad running on Fox News, from Spenditol.com:
 

Get ready for the Union Battle of Ohio 2011

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Unions have collected enough signatures for a statewide referendum on election day 2011 seeking to roll back Ohio’s collective bargaining reform bill. As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The fate of Senate Bill 5, Ohio’s new collective bargaining law, will be in the hands of Ohio voters on Nov. 8, the state’s…
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Widener Law Prof. Lawrence Connell Wins Dismissal Case

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
I have written several times about the ordeal of Widener Law Professor Lawrence Connell, who was given notice of dismissal after he used a hypothetical example in his criminal law class of the Widener Dean Linda Ammons being attacked, and a small number of students alleged that Connell made racist and/or sexist statements…
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Countdown to the debt deal

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Speculation abounds, from The NY Times on down (or is it, on up?): The Obama administration has informed Democratic Congressional leaders that President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner were starting to close in on a major budget deal that would enact substantial spending cuts and seek future revenues through a tax…
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MSNBC engages in self-parody, hires Al Sharpton for 6 p.m. slot

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Unbelievable.  By any standard. MSNBC to hire Al Sharpton for 6 p.m. slot, according to The NY Times: Mr. Sharpton’s imminent hiring, which was acknowledged by three people at the channel on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed, is significant in part because MSNBC and other news channels have…
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Polyamory – at least be honest about it

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
I told you so: Once society decides that one-man, one-woman no longer is the “arbitrary” standard, on what rational basis do we stop at one-and-one? Jonathan Turley in The New York Times, One Big, Happy Polygamous Family: …. Utah and eight other states make polygamy a crime, while 49 states have bigamy statutes that can…
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AllenWestForCongress.com

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
It’s going to be hard not to put him on my Top 10 for 2012, just as he was on my Top 10 list for 2010. I can’t disagree with his comments about what’s her name, except (perhaps) to the extent he used the term “most.”   She is a flame-thrower who seeks…
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Did the Obama Administration Obtain Gunwalker Info To Justify A New Gun Control Measure?

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
Perhaps so.  Katie Pavlich has obtained an email in which ATF Assistant Director  of Field Operations Mark R. Chait wrote the following: This does not prove, as some on the right side of the blogosphere are saying, that Gunwalker was designed  to produce evidence to justify gun control, but it does highlight…
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Something fishy going on with Twitter?

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
This Monday, Twitter suspended several accounts belonging to a prominent Texas conservative organization, Empower Texans, its staff, and another conservative organization, AgendaWise, created by a former employee. The best part? They received no notice or explanation of the suspension. Here’s part of Empower Texans’ official response: The Empower Texans team has never…
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Old San Francisco

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2011
From my recent trip to San Francisco, something old, something new:  
 

Expect a 45-day or 75-day debt extension

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2011
Obama may be open to short term debt deal: The White House signaled Wednesday that President Obama could accept a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling, but only if it appeared lawmakers were close to an agreement on a significant deficit reduction plan. Obama previously had vowed “I will not sign a…
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You want gene pool destruction? You got it.

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2011
Is that what you want? I’ll give you gene pool destruction on such a vile, despicable, cowardly level that it will change the way you think forever: Gene Pool DestructionNow go home and pray for the survival of the species. Or not.
 

Could Cut, Cap, and Balance pass the Senate?

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2011
Senator Jim DeMint is circulating this video from the Club for Growth showing twenty (!) Senate Democrats pledging their support for a Balanced Budget Amendment. As a little bit of context, H.R. 2560 did pass with support from five House Democrats last night, so it’s possible that, if House Republicans hold…
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Debt Bomb Open

Posted by  ▪  July 20, 2011
I will not be able to follow the debt bomb bombast today since it’s a travel day back from the brink (a/k/a San Francisco). Have we sold out yet and declared victory?