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POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 7:11 PM

"Need some wood?"

-- President George W. Bush, debating Sen. John Kerry, Oct. 11, 2004

POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 8:22 PM

And that -- that brings me to the second mode of civil disobedience. There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus -- and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it -- that unless you're free the machine will be prevented from working at all!!

-- Mario Savio, Dec. 2, 1964.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 6:36 PM

Good piece from my virtual friend Dave Zirin of the Nation about the bizarre overlap between Penn State (that's a university located in central Pa., for those of you unfamiliar with it), UC-Davis of pepper-spray fame...and the FBI:

In the wake of the scandals that have enveloped and now destroyed the careers of Spanier and Katehi, the very existence of the NCHEA should now be called to question. Given the personal character on display by these two individuals, why should anyone trust that the classified meetings have stayed in the realm of “cyber theft” and intellectual property rights? What did the FBI tell Chancellor Katehi about how to deal with the peacefully assembled Occupiers? Was “counter-terrorism” advice given on how to handle her own students?

POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 12:49 PM

Where to begin?

Apparently the $905,000 in public buyout money wasn't enough.


POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 12:19 PM

POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 9:04 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but today looks like a good day for the Obama campaign. Herman Cain's never-ending implosion and the attention from the Manchester Union-Leader endorsement continues to strengthen Newt Gingrich's hand as the anti-Mitt, foiling Romney's divide-and-conquer strategy to work around the fact that 75 percent of GOP voters can't stand him. But Obama does much better in head-to-head polls against Gingrich than against Romney.

And now this brilliant idea: Pat Toomey for vice president.

POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:09 PM

I saw the headline -- I just assume this is who they're referring to.

POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 1:06 PM

Thanks, as usual, to the indispensible Greg Mitchell:

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