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A wet paintbox…

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Sometimes Mother Nature beats up on mankind fiercely — just ask the areas of the country being inundated or having power knocked out right now.    Sometimes she sees fit to reward us with a thing of  occasional,  but startling,  beauty,  and this one is located in a country with much lovely natural scenery to offset a recent history of violent guerrilla activity.

h/t to Debby the odd links gal via Jonah Goldberg at The Corner

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August 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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Romer’s lament…

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The departing adviser of His Oneness  wishes she hadn’t used the 8% unemployment figure in her January report.   I’m with Joseph Lawler on this one.

Confirmation of the failure of the economic policies is  here.

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August 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Gay marriage setback…

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Judge Walker’s ruling was,  besides being illogical and based on facts he made up,  was designed to give Prop 8 supporters no time for appeal,  and  indeed no standing for appeal.

But even the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit  couldn’t swallow Walker’s nonsense.

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August 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Obama’s tank…

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This  cartoon perfectly captures His Oneness speaking about a mosque at Ground Zero.  David Frum thinks the whole thing is a publicity stunt.

Andrew Stuttaford points us to some  interesting historical bits about how Cordoba has been used.   Daniel Foster sees the muddled mosque messages as  political Rorschach.   Even the  pundits are mangling their messages on the subject,  except those telling you what His Oneness really  meant to say.    Scott Johnson at PowerLine offers a  biting critique of Obama’s Iftar speech  (h/t Andy McCarthy at The Corner).     Andy also has an excellent column on the  “tolerant pose”  of the mosque’s supporters.  In this post,  he  directs you to Bill Kristol who comments on a rather remarkable column by  the left-leaning director of al-Arabiya TV.

My favorite response is from Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser,  a Muslim and a former U.S. Navy officer,  who  plainly thinks His Oneness is wrong  (h/t K-Lo at the Corner).    More Democrats are now taking Harry Reid’s stance on the mosque.

Rich Lowry does a fine  job of dissecting Obama’s ever-evolving non-position on the mosque,  and finally,  watch Jon Stewart  have some fun at the expense of His Oneness.  Jonah Goldberg tells us what the  debate is and isn’t about.   See a  Ramirez cartoon for a bookend.

Dem dilemma…

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The problem is not,  as Paul Kane claims in  this piece,  that voters won’t give credit to the Democrats for their accomplishments,  but that they will hold them totally responsible for shoving their achievements down our very unwilling throats.

I earnestly hope all Democratic candidates and campaign strategists hold the same beliefs Kane does and stick to heavily promoting their wonderful changes.

Clever candidates will simply wave John  Boehner’s letter around (h/t K-Lo at The Corner).

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August 17, 2010 at 8:03 am