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November 30, 2010

Where have all the cowboys gone?

I meant to say ex-Senators, where do they go? Tim Carney has some ideas.

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November 29, 2010

All the news that’s fit to block

James Taranto writes:

Two Papers in One!

* “The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.”–New York Times, on the Climategate emails, Nov. 20, 2009
* “The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. . . . The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.”–New York Times, on the WikiLeaks documents, Nov. 29, 2010

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November 25, 2010


I’ve had a huge two years. Three really. Three years ago right around now, my husband and I took the step from friendship to relationship and never looked back. We got married in a 3-day wedding celebration that exceeded any of my wildest dreams, on the most beautiful beach, with our family and best friends around us. Ten months later we were blessed with a daughter. Everyone thinks their child is the most incredible and I am no different. She’s magical, gorgeous, kills me with her every sound and squeal and laugh. My husband and I thank G-d daily for her. We want more children but always say that if she is the only one then thank you, G-d, thank you that it’s her.


But today, as I make pecan pie and pumpkin pie and multiple types of potatoes and every other dish I associate with this glorious holiday, I am so thankful to be an American. I know, I know, I do this every July on my Americaversary, but this Thanksgiving I am extra thankful that not only has America given me freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of travel (so much of the world has none), it’s given me my family. My husband and I are both immigrants and only here, in this beautiful, free country could we have met. I was born an American, just in the wrong place. I got here as fast as I could. Thank you, America, for having me.

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November 22, 2010

I’d like some quantitative easing myself

A must-see video. Hat-tip Jake.

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November 19, 2010

MSNBC suspends Joe Scarborough for political donations

I called for Keith Olbermann to be fired and think Joe Scarborough should be too. On one hand, what Scarborough did was even worse since he didn’t come out with the donations after the Olbermann firestorm. But on the other hand, Scarborough is just much less of a douchebag than Olbermann so he should probably stay just for that.

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One federally funded Cowgirl Hall of Fame was too many

I solve the budget crisis in my latest post for WNYC.

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November 17, 2010

Sarah Palin drives them crazy

Like, seriously, literally crazy. Shelley Ross, writing in some fringe publication called Newsweek, thinks Palin is slipping subliminal messages into the show:

Watching Sarah Palin’s new reality show Alaska is like listening to Sgt. Pepper. You want to play it again, slow it down and then try it backwards to find the “hidden” messages. For example, while attempting to flee a real mama-grizzly bear by boat, she says, “Of all times, we’re snagged on a rock.” Or did she say, “We’re snagged on Iraq?”

Cuckoo. Or, backwards ookcuc.

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November 16, 2010

I am still there

Just getting back from a few days in Miami, be back to blogging soon.

P.S. Charlie Rangel found guilty of 11 ethics charges.

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November 11, 2010

Thank you

Thank you veterans for your service. We appreciate you, today and always.

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November 8, 2010

Olbermann must go

I’m with Michelle Malkin in wondering why conservatives are defending the disgusting Olbermann. I call for him to be fired in my latest piece for WNYC.

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November 5, 2010

Happy Friday - Congratulations to Republicans on winning the right to be blamed for everything again

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November 3, 2010

Notes from an election

Ed Morrissey has lists his best and worst moments of last night so I figured I would too.

Best win: Pat Toomey! I love me some Pat and I’m happy he’s finally in the Senate. I think he’s going to do great things. On a sidenote, I had a back and forth with Allahpundit today on twitter about the idea that voters should look at “electability” above all. While it would have been nice to win the Delaware and Nevada US Senate seats, I don’t think primary voters should concern themselves with electability as a main factor of their vote. Pat Toomey would have been senator years ago if George W. Bush and then senator Rick Santorum went with their conscience instead of with who they thought could win. Their support give Arlen Specter the edge in a very close election.

Second best win: Marco Rubio. This race polled so close but he ended up crushing Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek with over 50% of the vote. It was a decisive, beautiful win. In fact, Florida all around was excellent. Exactly the opposite of stupid California.

Best win NY edition: Michael Grimm is the new congressman from Staten Island/Brooklyn. He was the best shot Republicans had in the 5 boroughs but I still didn’t think it was possible. Extra cool, he’s the candidate Ace of Spades focused on in his GOTV effort.

Worst loss: And speaking of California, while Sharonn Angle and Christine O’Donnell would have been icing on last night’s large cake I really thought California wouldn’t re-elect their disastrous governor from the 80’s. It’s like they never learn. The worst loss of the night was Meg Whitman. She wasn’t the greatest candidate of all time but she should have won.

What were your favorite hits or misses from last night?

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November 2, 2010

Senator Toomey!!

Congratulations! This win is the best win. I have high hopes for Senator Pat Toomey.

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Let me be the first to say it

Embattled governor Andrew Cuomo.

You heard it here first. I know my state. All governors are embattled within the first 6 months.

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And the #1 reason to hate Mike Huckabee is…

he came to NY, home of a zillion amazing Italian restaurants, and went to the Olive Garden?! LAME.

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The biggest upset

The other night, I ended up at a party with Ann Coulter. I was with Mary Katharine Ham following her appearance on Red Eye, and we joined the Red Eye gang for a costume party in midtown. While chatting with Ann she said that the upset she is most hoping for today is Christine O’Donnell.

Listen, I’m not a big O’Donnell fan. Could the GOP have done better in Delaware? Sure. But I am rooting big-time for an O’Donnell win, mostly so I could watch liberal heads explode.

My favorite race today, though, is Pat Toomey. It’s long past the time to have Pat in the US Senate. My second favorite is Sharron Angle. Will be nice to say goodbye to Harry Reid.

What races are you watching closely today?

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