Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

Even his friends don’t like him

Romney’s “Core Constituency” Ross Douthat seems in danger of jumping on the Romney meat-wagon. He writes that despite Rick Perry’s position, Romney should not panic because “Romney doesn’t have to worry about any of the rival candidates making a play … Continue reading

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There goes a bunch of good jokes

Volokh Conspiracy: New York City Bars Dogs from Bars In New York, dogs can take the witness stand at a criminal trial. But at least in New York City, they’re not allowed to go into bars. NYC regulators recently banned … Continue reading

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Is our children learning?

Maybe they aren’t brain-damaged after all: Buyers’ remorse: Youth ditch Obama President Obama coasted into the White House thanks in part to the youth vote, individuals aged 18-29 who bought into his vague promise to bring change. During Mr. Obama’s … Continue reading

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Something missing here

Health care fraud prosecutions on pace to rise 85% New government statistics show federal health care fraud prosecutions in the first eight months of 2011 are on pace to rise 85% over last year due in large part to ramped-up … Continue reading

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Moving the goalposts

Jennifer Rubin: Perry at the VFW But perhaps in the change of schedule and the rush of the new campaign not much attention was given to the speech. Let’s take a look at what he said: “I do not believe … Continue reading

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You can’t make this shit up

Seriously: ‘Jewish’ Bachmann is costing Romney Funny, she doesn’t look Jewish. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a new challenge: He’s having trouble raising money from some Jewish donors who mistakenly believe one of his opponents, Michele Bachmann, is … Continue reading

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Three years ago yesterday

Three years ago on Thursday, August 28, 2008, Barack Obama gave his Faux-Grecian Temple Speech on the final night of the Democratic Coronation. The next day John McCain pulled the only smart move he made during the entire campaign and … Continue reading

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It’s a small world

Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims Disney’s best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labour and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to … Continue reading

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How to be racist and not know it

Melissa McEwan: Oppressions do not exist as a hierarchy, where only the most egregious acts can be deemed oppressive, lest a word like racism lose all meaning. They exist on a continuum, at one end of which is genocide, and … Continue reading

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Flashback – doing the Obama flop

No, not Obama the flop – that came after he was elected. I’m talking about the unusual number of women (and they were all women) who “fainted” at Obama rallies. James Taranto: Montecito, Calif., Sept. 8, 2007. “A woman standing in … Continue reading

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