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On “Limbaugh over the line

Like the "Comfy Barcalounger" I'm sure was also at that prison in Algiers were Cervantes served his time. Or to bring it up to date,
the Cercle Sportif, the modern version of that same facility. Now Bagram probably has much more of a dungeony feel, but that's the one most likely to stay open

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The problem, CK is the esteemed professor didn't know why he considers Dapper Don, a war criminal, it's just de rigour, in his circle,
they know all Gitmo detainees are innocent, even after one blows up
the L train in Chicago, they know AGW is happening even though Phil Jones, admits it hasn't happened for a decade

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Because that is what the professors, the journalists, the popular culture teaches them, despite the fact the fact most of these spokesman, are filthy stinkin' rich, cognitive dissonance, it's a reinforcement loop, that is very strong call it epistemological
blindness, other terms are less kind.

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Twenty years, Zolt, but then again how often do you find a Quaddafi and Farrakhan phile as your preacher, who you trust to preside over your wedding, to have your kids follow his teachings, nothing could
go wrong there

On “Is our politicians lurning?

All right I am willing to admit when I'm wrong, although that line about Biden, willing to familiarize himself with the issues of the day, was kind of humorous, he's been the chairman of Judiciary and Foreign Relation
he better have known, for example that Hezbollah wasn't forced out of
Lebanon;

http://frum.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MjE5NDk2NzQ5YzRlNGM4ODA0OWUwNjE0ZTk1MjU3YmM=

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Are we sure about that, CK,maybe he did after this, but I tend to doubt it
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../david-frum-mccain-losing_n_137903.html -

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That seems to be the problem,(ie; ostensibly Frum is for a more free market alternative to the current system, which has become much more a sysgy since the HMO and later the ERISA bill, but all his contempt was directed at critics of the Obama economic and health
policy. He is for a more resolutely pro Israel and anti IRGC regime
policy, yet whose side did he chose to join, based on little but vague effusions of hope and change. To his credit, he has not yet jettisoned that point of view, on Afghanistan or Israel. But it does beg the question following the ' O Sullivan rule'

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Mr. Farrell is confused, Obama is the Kraken, the embodiment of unfettered statism, being fed sacrifices, (health care, financial industry
energy, ultimately media, if Mark Lloyd has anything to do with it. Who is Perseus in this scenario, is a more interesting question,

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It's better to phrase it as "principled conservative" instead of ideological, it provides a framework for their decision making. Cameron is being advised by Axelrod and Dunn, so now I think he's crossed one London bridge too far. I see him as Heath 2.0, the results of with characterized a bland accomodation with Labor that yielded few results., or Ford redux for an American analogy. The fact that Clegg is now in the lead in some polls, indicates that they
missed something along the way

Now of the three new Republicans, Christie has really burst out of the gate and is in the lead, Brown hasn't been dissapointing, and McDonnell seems to hava 'macaca'ed him self after a good first
start, he'll recover but this was certainly an unforced error

On “The obligatory “problem with the problem with the Palin problem” post

You know I don't really see where the compliments that Hilyer gives her, she is either deceptive, stupid, or avaricious, in his view, You'd
think she were John Edwards, with the firm brush of contempt, that
he draws of her. He ellipses with the best efforts of Couric and Gibsonfrom the very outset, the quote he uses, has a paragraph of explanation behind it.i found that this article came from the Spectator, which was a touchstone of my political education, in my college years, which the Clinton machine through the use of cutout like Salon, had buried under a mountain of innuendo and legal debts, kind of ironic

On “Faith-Based Politics In Place Of A Winning Program

We are reminded that this is not the first time, Kilgore has been somewhat of a quandary:

http://ckmac.com/thewholething/2010/02/19/it-would-be-a-wonderful-life/#comments

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The point is irony, CK, who is more about followership, who voted
'present' how many times,

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http://www.thedemocraticstrategist.org/strategist/2008/03/faith_of_his_fathers.php

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Poizner, he was the one handled by that consultant with the sojourn,
in the Vojeur club, that guy, the insurance commissioner who was surprised by Anthem's 39% increase, even though he would have had to approve them

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I beg to differ, CK, it seems Kilgore is the one going on faith, does it look like the employment picture will improve following the policies he is espousing, Penn and Schoen had a more positive agenda, but they will
be 'asked to leave the room'. Does the healthcare prognosis look all that rosey, as well. He seems to want to just rewind '08 and everything will be fine

On “On re-reading Liberal Fascism: Defining Evil Down

The die had already been cast by the 1860 election, with the combined vote of Breckenridge and Bell, which indicated their
intention to secede. I don'r think Lincoln though it would be end
up the way it did, it just escalated out of control from Sumter to Bull Run, et al. Seeing what happened after with Jim Crow, which was not put down, for 80 years, it's hard to consider another alternative

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What real authoritarianism is like, and how 'well meaning' progressives
have little response to that, Sarkozy could probably be considered a
prog con in the general taxonomy of the French Right,

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This deserves more attention in light of the subject at hand:

http://theoptimisticconservative.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/kaczynski%E2%80%99s-date-with-history/#respond

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Well they still have the esteemed Bernard Lewis, but they did not grant
Michael Scott Doran tenure, hence he ended up at the NSC and now at
NYU, as I recall, this is also the abode of Uwe REinhardt, one of the veterans of Hillary's health inquiry. Otherwise it's very much what you have described.

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Deja vu, all over again, with encroaching banditry on the border, well something a little stronger than that. The Creel Committee, which employed Edward Bernays and that War Board that Baruch sat on, probably are more apt analogies. Plus look at the WPA and other posters, that you have on the side board. There was nothing like that during 'the long dark night of fascism that is always descending on America, but always lands on Europe" as Tom Wolfe quoted Jean Jacques Revel. In fact the media was directed at portraying any such vigilance project as either crass or evil. And had Bush pushed for a more active homefront initiative, just look
at the hyperbolic interpretation of the Patriot Act, Gitmo, et al

Under this administration, by contrast, we have media that is so slavishly subservient, that it probably embarasses the officials of
the regime, yeah right

On “Paul Ryan on Real Progressivism

He was gasping at straws, granted, but in another generation it would
not have occurred to anyone to even make that comparison. I mean there is a better argument, if one wanted to use it, for criticizing Dresden, in the theatre of operation, he covered in the other series

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I'm sure this is just a glitch in the system

http://neoneocon.com/2010/04/07/hcr-pelosi-tells-the-simple-minded-american-people-not-to-worry-our-pretty-little-head-about-it/

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We operate in the debris field that the left has created, they have used the Commerce Clause to pry the government in every aspect
of human endeavor, through Engel v, Vitale, and other cases, they
deligitimized religion in the public square. The created a retinue of staff hagiographers like Schlesinger, too some degree, Stephanopolous
and Remnick to exalt their leaders, while denouncing any who have come forth on our side. They have warped out history so much, that the likes of Hanks, seems confortable in enunciating the ridiculous premise that racism was the prime mover of the Pacific crusade.

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Andy and Barney and Barack are nothing like Paul, Sarah and Scott, the former bellieve that the government can and should control everything, reshape human nature on a fundamental nature. The
latter in varying degrees know better, that at best it can aid private
sector development, by not getting in its way. There's much more evidence for the latter proposition than the former succeeding in a
positive way

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It's what progressivism has evolved into, they have come to see the constitution with the charter of 'negative liberties' as an obstacle. Fascism was the accomodation of the left impulse to total power with capital, Mussolini, Mosley, the Esser faction in the Nazia, The former principle has metatasized in regimes like N Korea, and Mao's China,
which believes in the malleability of the human condition.

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