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How much longer can they wait to get in?

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
There are two candidates still waiting, either of whom could shake up the Republican primaries big time. It’s impossible to read the tea leaves on whether Sarah Palin is running, but it seems increasingly likely that Rick Perry is running. How much longer can they wait? Bonus question:  If Palin is not running, what’s the…
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University Faculty Union Protects Streaking Professor

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
Edward Larkin, a professor of German at the public University of New Hampshire, plead guilty in November 2009 to charges accusing him of exposing himself to a 17 year old girl and her mother earlier that year. Despite this, he is still fully employed at UNH and collecting his $88,961 s…
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Rhode Island of the North

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
I’ve written many times about Rhode Island’s public sector pension problem, which is like an albatross hung around the necks of taxpayers.  Although some reforms have been made, retiring at a relatively early age on full or near full salary forevever has created an absurd situation of retirees, many of whom go…
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The 2012 Election According to Plouffe

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
It’s all about the message: Top Obama adviser says unemployment won’t be key in 2012 President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. Well no, of course it will not be about unemployment, considering the numbers continue to look dismal: Jobs Picture Gets…
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Gov. Scott Walker’s Call For Help

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2011
As mentioned yesterday, the upcoming recall elections om Wisconsin have been mostly under the national radar, but not for the national unions which are pouring millions of dollars into the races by creating and funding groups with false names such as “We Are Wisconsin.” As reported by Christian Schneider at NRO, these recall elections are…
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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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