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Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Have you hugged your blogger today?

D.O.B. October 12, 2008 The first post was Obama is Door No. 2.  Read it. And weep. How would I assess the world today as opposed to six years ago? We are a nation in decline by design, not by necessity.  People who don’t recognize that reality are fooling themselves. As for us, I think…
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Jay Carney Predicts a Good Year for Republicans

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

“Look, it’s not a good dynamic for Democrats out there.”

The last time we checked in with former White House spokesman Jay Carney he was predicting doom for Democrats in the midterms. It looks like he hasn’t changed his mind. It’s also interesting to note that Carney is acknowledging the fact that so many Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama. From the Washington…
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Joni Ernst up by 1 pt in new Des Moines Register Poll (#IASEN)

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014
Remember when a recent Des Moines Register poll showed Republican Joni Ernst up by 6 points over Bruce Braley, and Democrats had a complete meltdown? And I shouted Sooey! A new poll shows that the gap has closed, with Ernst up 1 point, via Des Moines Register: Iowa’s blitzkrieg U.S. Senate race is now…
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Talking point: Republicans don’t really want the Secret Service to protect Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

Finding inconsistencies where none exist.

In a recent appearance on MSNBC, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank suggested an inconsistency between Republican desires to remove Obama from office, and Republican complaints that the Secret Service was not adequately protecting Obama from harm. Why is that inconsistent? Can’t we both oppose a president and want to protect the President?…
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California Election Snapshot: Ghosts of Past, Present and Future Collide

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

Jerry Brown is still around, but hoping for Barbara “Ma’am” Boxer to retire.

In the wake of news that my future congressional representative may be someone with sound fiscal awareness, and since I am nothing if not optimistic, I took a glace at the status of the California governor’s race today. This race pits our state’s longest serving governor, Jerry Brown, against the Republican Neel…
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“This isn’t liberalism: this isn’t even leftism — it’s infantilism”

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

Bill Whittle – Today’s Liberals Aren’t Liberal

The newest edition of Firewall with Bill Whittle struck a chord with me because he launches his monologue by talking about something one of his liberal friends posted on Facebook. As a New England lifer, I have lots of liberal friends and I hardly ever go on Facebook anymore because I can’t…
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Colorado votes on “personhood” (again)

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

Is this amendment a veiled attempt at criminalizing abortion?

On November 4, Colorado residents will have to decide whether or not to change their criminal code to include an “unborn human being” in the definition of a “person.” Proponents of the measure, dubbed “Amendment 67,” say that the goal of the initiative is to protect pregnant women, but opponents say…
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Three Weird Myths About Marissa Alexander That People Think Are True

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

The truth about the “warning shot,” garage doors, and the couple’s history of domestic abuse

Marissa Alexander was back in the news, as her lawyers try to preclude state prosecutors from getting truthful but damaging evidence against her before the jury (details on this below). With her trial now only about 6 weeks away, the misinformation machinery will be spinning up to top speed. As a…
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Whirled Peas Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

Your weekly report from the Whirled of higher education.

We’re dedicating this week’s College Insurrection round-up to Harvard students who think the U.S. is a greater threat to World Peace than ISIS. Harvard Professor Says Eric Holder is the “Moral Compass” of the Obama Administration Harvard Students Think America is a Bigger Threat to World Peace Than ISIS Speaking of Harvard… Hundreds of Harvard…
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Give it up, man, you’re living in the past

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2014

And fix your brake lights.

From J: The election is coming up — the 1976 election, that is. Only in Madison.
 
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Friday Night at the Fights

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

Jason Mattera questions Harry Reid, gets shoved by security

Senator Harry Reid is known for his rants against the “1%” and evil Republican moneyed types. Never mind that Reid stays in the Ritz Carlton when he’s in D.C. or that he’s worth over 6 million bucks, of course. Ambush journalist, Jason Mattera, caught up with Senator Reid and asked him about his…
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A Tale of Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

Hope versus achievement.

This year, we have two deserving Nobel Peace Prize winners, each of whom has an inspiring story of fighting against great odds for the humanity of others, and suffering great pain in the process. They are the people we imagine when we think of the Nobel Peace Prize in our mind’s eye….
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Wendy Davis’ campaign ends in farce – runs Greg Abbott Wheelchair Ad

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

Remember when her supporters laughed at Abbott being in a wheelchair?

This thing speaks for itself. Remember when Battleground Texas supporters of Wendy Davis laughed at Greg Abbott being in wheelchair? The line of attack by the Battleground Texas people was exactly the line of attack in Davis’ current video — that Abbott is in a wheelchair but has not sympathy for…
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Gwyneth Paltrow Like-Likes the President (or Something)

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

“You’re so handsome I can hardly speak”

Yesterday, the Hollywood glitterati flocked to Gwyneth Paltrow’s home and paid $15,000 a plate to attend a fundraising reception with President Barack Obama. Hollywood, of course, can always be counted on to make things painfully awkward when it comes to heaping praise on the President and his progressive policies, and…
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Jr. High Hate Crimes: Self-defense limitations still apply

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

Yet another reason why only a fool declines a safe avenue of retreat from a fight.

It all started when an 8th grader decided to wear his mother’s wig to school as a joke. What could go wrong? Apparently, a great deal. By the end of the day that awesome judgment call had cost the wig wearer an eye, within weeks leading to a juvenile hate crime conviction on…
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Report: Obama really, truly, seriously might possibly close Gitmo after election

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

After ISIS, will promise of closing Gitmo motivate Democratic base to vote?

We’ve already seen how Democrats are trying to mobilize the base with the quiet promise of Obama executive action on “immigration reform.” Here’s the chaser for the base — Obama might also close Gitmo, via Washington Examiner: President Obama is exploring executive action to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a…
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Judge tosses out Texas Voter ID as U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin Voter ID

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2014

Two setbacks for Voter ID this cycle.

A federal District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ embattled voter ID law is unconstitutional. This news came just hours after the Supreme Court granted a request from civil rights activists to block similar requirements in Wisconsin. In a 147 page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern…
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