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October 26, 2011

The smoking man

In my latest post for WNYC’s A Free Country I compare the Cain smoking ad to the Beatles…and not in a good way. I also reminisce about the summer after high school and how difficult it is to be a campaign staffer. I guess I had a lot to say.

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October 25, 2011

In other news

I’ll be writing an occasional non-political column for the NY Post. My first one is on my pet topic of men being maligned for refusing to grow up.

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October 24, 2011

Obama kept his word on Iraq. Which word is unclear.

Our naive president and his very intellectually flexible supporters, my latest for WNYC’s A Free Country.

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October 21, 2011

On Gilad and us

Israel’s Gilad Shalit Trade Shows Why We’re Allies, my latest for WNYC’s A Free Country.

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October 18, 2011

Quote of the Day

“I was out 2 years ago protesting bailouts, crony capitalism, and corruption and was called a racist and a terrorist by some of the same government officials who are speaking glowingly about this crap. I picked up my own litter, didn’t steal other people’s stuff, and I never assaulted a Coastie or crapped on a squad car.”

-Fallen Sparrow (on his FB page).

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Welcome home, Gilad

Gilad salute

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October 15, 2011

Silly 1 percenter on display

The rich girl protester, that so many people are posting to their profiles, is a symbol of the misguided Occupy Wall Street movement (my latest for WNYC’s A Free Country).

And, extra link, woman in the 2% is mad at the 1%.

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October 9, 2011

Prediction 2012

Whenever I go on a run of predictions where I’m right a lot, which has been the case recently though I admit I was wrong when I believed Pawlenty would go further in the race than absolutely nowhere, I usually go out on a limb and let myself make a wild and crazy prediction that may very well be incorrect. In my latest for WNYC’s A Free Country I predict who the Republican nominee for president will be and it’s not front-runner Mitt Romney.

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October 6, 2011


I’ll be on NY1 tonight at 7 and 10pm discussing social media and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

UPDATE: Here is the video. Dorian and I talk a lot more after the break.

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October 2, 2011

Fight this.

I wasn’t going to write about this because it seemed like the biggest crock of all time but the point Melissa Clouthier makes in her Nightwatch email (sign up on her blog) below is true. We can’t stand idly by while these ridiculous stories are spread about our candidates. I won’t.

The Washington Post front-paged one of the most despicably dishonest stories in their paper’s history and that’s saying something. I won’t link to it. Here’s the thumbnail: They attempt to paint Rick Perry as a racist with no proof whatsoever. The story? A property, not owned by the Perry family, but leased by them, had a rock on the property that said, “Niggerhead” (abominable). Rick Perry’s father saw it, painted over it, and that was the end of it. Rick Perry didn’t even SEE the rock. No matter. He’s racist. See how this works?

Other conservatives and Republicans who stand by idly (or worse, pile on) because the attack on their competitor helps them…well, for shame. The eventual nominee will be subject to this evil. Denounce it. LOUDLY.

Somehow Barack Obama going to a racist church for years is not nearly as bad.

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