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Stewart/Colbert rally…

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I didn’t watch a second of it,  but here’s what others thought,  starting with the Associated Press,  here.   If you want some sights and sounds,  Politico has some best and  worst clips.   Or try a different look  from ReasonTV.

As the Wall Street Journal points out, the two stars are always masters of ambivalence,  and historically both claim to be just comedians when they get whacked for politics.  PowerLine could take only so much of the event.   I find it curious that this free-wheeling event for the young and hip  strictly prohibited unapproved filming,  and that Democrats  were recruiting at what both Stewart and Colbert claimed was a totally non-political event.

Few news reports even mentioned  these signs,   or mentioned Cat Stevens’  eagerness to facilitate the fatwa against author Salman Rushdie.   Jillian Bandes found it  hilarious and heartbreaking,  while some Politico  writers admit the event created no wave for panicked Democrats to ride to victory.  There is general agreement that everyone had  a good time,  even if they  couldn’t hear.  But if you’re hip and cool,   self-congratulation is  the ticket regardless of acoustics.

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October 31, 2010 at 11:43 pm

National security rankings…

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If national security matters to you,  check out the rankings for your Congress critters as scored by The Center for Security Policy.

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October 31, 2010 at 8:35 am

Punkin carving as art…

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This is not the kind of pumpkin carving I do.

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October 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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What Dems have….

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Personal attacks,  and little else.

McClatchy Newspapers is portraying concerns about fraud as even across the board.   One Nevada  County registrar is claiming he has done an audit and there’s no fraud,  but if you read his comments carefully,  his claim that machines couldn’t be programmed to register one way or another is a very leaky bucket.

John Lott has  an update on all the fake Tea Party candidates desperate Dems have put up in hopes of siphoning off enough Republican votes to squeak out wins.

Rich Lowry has a whacking  good piece on Pelosi using moderate Dems for cannon fodder.

A ton of Fresno Co.  ballots  on Prop. 23 in California contain illegal language which was ruled illegal by a judge because of its terminology.

DoJ is sending teams to monitor Arizona voting,  due to fears that minorities will be intimidated I expect,  rather than because there is  already evidence of voter fraud.    Sheila Jackson Lee’s tactic will probably backfire.   We’ll see  more Black Panthers at the polls,  along with other  groups.   We’ll see  more voter fraud,  too.

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October 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

Rangel vs Faulkner…

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Watch this video as some of old Charlie’s constituents say why they’re voting for his opponent,  Michel Faulkner,  who has been noticed by the Old Gray Lady herself,  albeit sneeringly.

Now that Rangel  has fired the law firm representing him in the ethics matter,  it appears he will represent himself at the hearing.   I spent years working in the legal system,  and I can tell you that when a client fires his law firm,  it is most often because he has received competent advice he refuses to follow.   I suspect that a few weeks after the elections we will be treated to visible proof that a man who chooses himself as a lawyer will be represented by a fool.   At the very least,  Rangel has just insured that there will be no good outcome for Democrats in the ethics trial.

Faulkner probably  won’t win this race,  but it’s a dead cert he’ll do better in the New York marathon than his opponent could hope to.

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October 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Terror via UPS?

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UPS planes have  been isolated at Newark and Philly due to suspicious packages.   FOX is reporting that the Newark plane has been cleared.

Apparently there was a  similar situation at  East Midlands near London, but information is a bit sketchy there.   FOX is reporting from the Leicestershire police a suspicious package in the UPS distribution area which came on a plane from Yemen headed to the USA.  FOX is now reporting that all the planes originated in Yemen except one in Philly which came from Paris.

So far this sounds like a terrorist feint,  which they like to do to test defenses and responses.    What this proves is that the  jihad Johnnies understand the liberals currently in charge to be pander pansies,  but haven’t the slightest clue to the psyches of ordinary Americans.    Do they really imagine that the threat will make us fold up  like France and beg Democrats to keep us safe?   The only way this helps Dems is if it pushes their  “accomplishments” off the front page.

That said,   Christine O’Donnell  has cut her opponents’ lead in half,  which may be due to revulsion at the Gawker sex hit job on her,  and Meg Whitman is suddenly  closing on Moonbeam Brown so that Rasmussen has moved the race back to toss-up.

I think it’s a probe in an effort to influence the elections,  given that there was also a bomb threat on the Metro this morning,  and there are more reports from  New York.

UPDATE:  Since nothing more than an altered toner cartridge seems to have been found,  this was a coordinated probe.    Nothing gives me less confidence than to know our panderer-in-chief was informed Thursday night.  His  pathetic remarks before turning the podium over to clueless John Brennan and bolting instill despair.   Claiming we’re working closer than ever with Yemeni officials may sound really good to His Oneness,  but he and Brennan are fools if they trust any of them a fraction as much as they appear to.

The L.A. Times has a  piece up,  and BigGovernment.com asks a question.   Andy McCarthy  has two good  posts up.

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October 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Winner Rubio…

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Battle ’10 has a concise   explanation of the Crist/Meek/Clinton/White House mess.   I caught On The Record and Crist  was evasive and whiny and just kept repeating Rubio was too extreme for Florida.

We know Bill Clinton is a liar,  we know Crist is,  and we know Obama and the White House are as well.   If you disagree on that, you must conclude that Meek is the liar.   Gee,  does this help anybody but Marco Rubio?

UPDATE:  An aide to Slick Willie  is confirming Clinton asked Meek to drop out.

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October 29, 2010 at 11:50 am