The Other McCain

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Question: How Many Deadbeats Does It Take To Staff A ‘Working Group’?

by Smitty Allahpundit catches us up on the deterioration of #OccupyWallStreet, but misses the obvious question posed in the title. So says Time magazine. Meanwhile, thanks to the nasty weather, there were reportedly between 50 and “just over a hundred” protesters in the park this weekend, which means on some days the ratio of “Occupy” […]

Ed Koch Writes Around The Topic Of Corruption With A Neurosurgeon’s Skill

by Smitty One must admit, it’s quite a well done piece by Ed Koch in the Puffington Host to talk about corruption in the U.S. while mentioning no more than Dick Durbin in terms of Democrat corruption. What this country needs is a Congress and a president who will investigate the corruption that Americans feel […]


by Smitty Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution points to something a little more important than a Herman Cain allegation. Greece was not supposed to have a confidence vote so soon, but: Mr. Papandreou also said that he would seek a parliamentary vote of confidence in his administration, just four months after seeking, and winning, a similar […]

In Single Guy News, Slightly Tarnished Armenian Gal With A 72-Day Definition Of ‘Forever’ May Be Available

by Smitty Just a Conservative Girl quotes Her Kimness: After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best. In all […]

Shocker: UNESCO Thumbs Its Nose At American Interests

by Smitty (via Atlas Shrugs) The ‘Stache reports: UNESCO, true to form, has voted today to admit the Palestinian Authority as a member. So ineffective was Obama administration diplomacy that France voted in favor of Palestinian membership, and Britain and Japan abstained. U.S. statutes, dating from 1990, now require a full cutoff of U.S. funding, […]

Scott Ott Skewers The News

by Smitty His Herman Cain opener is very well played. Click the image for a family-friendly chuckle: Update: linked at The Conservative Hideout 2.0

Walter Russell Mead Talks Around The Decay Of Political Parties

by Smitty Mead is always interesting, but apparently he hasn’t read Army of Davids. He sees the decay of our two Ruling Class parties American political parties are increasingly being reduced to flags of convenience; party organizations and party institutions have little influence over events. That didn’t use to be true. Party leaders and officials […]

Herman Cain At The National Press Club

by Smitty UPDATE 14:53 the bottom line on the allegation: “In my over 40 years of running businesses and corporations, I have never sexually harassed anyone,” he told an audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I was accused — falsely, I might add. When the charges were brought, I recused myself, and […]

Hating Is Easier Than Understanding

From my American Spectator column today: Documented examples of anti-Semitism among the “Occupy” crowds were sufficiently numerous to prompt the Emergency Committee for Israel to release an online ad questioning support for the demonstrations voiced by Democratic Party leaders, including President Obama, who said the movement “expresses the frustrations that the American people feel.” Obama’s […]

White House Responses To Petitions

by Smitty (via Slashdot) It seems like a good time to review the petition site. After all, if you’re a Constitution weenie, and/or you’ve been following Ott’s excellent exposition, you may know that the right to petition the government is a big deal. I got about halfway through the lot, so here goes:

By The Time The World’s Youngest Blogger Can Consider College. . .

by Smitty (via Gateway Pundit) By the time the World’s Youngest Blogger can consider college, I anticipate there will be some outfit in academia advertising itself explicitly as ‘*-studies free’. The classes, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, were to be held on the Plaza at SCCC and include such subjects as “Why We […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 10.31.11

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Northeast Recuperates From Snowstorm Millions without power from Maine to Maryland Cain Denies Report Of Sexual Harassment Candidate to carry on with Monday’s planned appearances, denies allegations Gaza Violence Subsides As Truce Takes Hold Border quiet since IDF kills two jihadi rocketeers on Friday POLITICS Protesters Busted In Austin, […]

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