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The Worlds of Jared Loughner and Palin Haters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9:00am 1/12/2011 at 9:00am

With each passing day, the evidence accumulates that Jared Loughner suffered from a mental illness completely disconnected from the political world, putting in context just how despicable the accusations were that a 10-month old electorcal map published on a Sarah Palin website contributed to the murders.

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Hijacking A Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:51pm 1/11/2011 at 12:51pm

Best headline of the day, via The Daily Mail in Britain:

How America’s elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin

The substance of the article makes points you have heard before regarding the murderous rampage by Jared Loughner:

Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s former chief of staff and a ­figure compared to...
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Two Sicknesses On Display in Arizona

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 8:41am 1/9/2011 at 8:41am

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of several people by gunman Jared Loughner in Arizona yesterday has revealed two sicknesses.

The first and most serious is the sickness living in Loughner’s head.  Evidence in the form of farewell videos, internet postings, and the recollections of people who knew him...

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:22pm 1/8/2011 at 3:22pm

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and over a dozen others were shot earlier this afternoon. 

At last reports, she was in critical condition and in surgery.  The gunman is in custody but no details on his identity or motive have been released.

The left-blogosphere already is blaming the shooting on Sarah Palin and the...

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“a discussion with the likes of Brad DeLong is not productive”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:49pm 12/27/2010 at 5:49pm

That’s the title of a post by Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge about Economics Professor Brad DeLong, of U.Cal Berkeley, in which Bainbridge collects links about DeLong from a variety of academic bloggers who have had the misfortune of having to deal with DeLong.

I really don’t know much about DeLong, except that...

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I Love It When PDS Sufferers Get Humiliated

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9:00am 12/13/2010 at 9:00am

Michael Shaw, who blogs at HuffPo, has a serious case of PDS. 

Upon seeing an AP photo with a caption asserting that Sarah Palin had “her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center,” Shaw went wild:

If I find the fantastically clever Sarah Palin to be one of the shallowest and...

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Why Dems Will Not Walk Out On Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 4:51pm 12/7/2010 at 4:51pm

They huff, and they puff, and they threaten to blow Obama’s house down.

Not the right-wingers, the left-wing “base” of the Democratic Party. 

Dick Durbin...

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The Obsession With Liberals’ Obsession With Sarah Palin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 9:00am 11/28/2010 at 9:00am
Charles Krauthammer has lambasted the mainstream (i.e. liberal) media for its obsession with Sarah Palin.

That goes double for liberal entertainers and academics, and triple for the left-blogosphere, which is nuts-in-the-head (that’s a precise medical term in A...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Look Who’s Calling Obama Racist)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 6:00pm 11/27/2010 at 6:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:
 
Cornel West is Professor of Religion and African American studies at Princeton University.

West left Harvard University in 2002 amid controversy, with accusations of racism and inadequate scholarship flying around.  The who’s who and...

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The Conservative Cloward-Piven Strategy, Annotated

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 9:23am 11/21/2010 at 9:23am

Did you hear, all that talk about being fiscally conservative really is just a Cloward-Piven strategy in reverse.  Rather than overwhelming the system with debt, entitlements, welfare by another name, and dependence upon government, conservatives are seeking to underwhelm the system.

With a usual flair for the dramatic, Steve Benen sums it ups, None Dare...

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I Hate When This Happens

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:30pm 11/17/2010 at 5:30pm

And I’m sure he hates it too.

I agree with John Cole of Balloon-Juice about the Willow Palin Facebook brush fire, Count Me Out:

Yes, Willow Palin said...

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Why Do Leftist Jewish Bloggers Love The Dual Loyalty Smear?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7:08pm 11/16/2010 at 7:08pm

I posted earlier about how left-wing bloggers deliberately misrepresented a statement issued by Eric Cantor’s office about a meeting Cantor had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Glenn Greenwald accused Cantor of pledging allegiance to Israel over the U.S., and Greenwald’s accusations were amplified with accusations by other left-wingers that Cantor...

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Glenn Greenwald Does His Israel-Firsters Dance Again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4:15pm 11/13/2010 at 4:15pm

I have documented how Glenn Greenwald peddles the most rank of dual loyalty charges against American Jewish supporters of Israel, by using the phrase “Israel-Firsters.” 

Now Greenwald is at it again, suggesting that soon-to-be Majority Leader Eric Cantor has pledged allegiance to Israel. 

Greenwald’s blog post is titled Eric Cantor’s Pledge...

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Worst. Prediction. Ever.

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:31am 11/13/2010 at 7:31am

I saw this coming from a mile away (actually, 17 months away).  I wish I had bet big money against

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When A Nazi Analogy Just Isn’t Enough

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10:06am 11/11/2010 at 10:06am

We all know how analogies to Nazis have gone over-the-top this political season.

But sometimes Godwin’s law just isn’t good enough.  What we need is a Hutu analogy. 

The Hutus, you will recall, massacred hundreds of thousands of members of the Tutsi tribe in Rwanda in 1994, often in the most brutal...

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Flummoxed Again By “The Enemy of My Enemy…”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1:10pm 11/5/2010 at 1:10pm

Once again I have a seemingly unsolvable dilemma.  If “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” which one of these guys has to be my friend?

Via Breitbart TV:

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Progressives Have A “They Took The Bar” Moment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:39am 11/3/2010 at 10:39am

Homepage report at Firedoglake on last night’s elections.  Dems wiped out in the House, serious setbacks in the Senate, Statehouses gone … but damn it, they defeated California Prop. 19, a “they took the bar” moment if ever there were one:

The homophobic pot bigots won, again.

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