Fascists show their faces? Examiner: Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

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Yeah. No.

If the #oldmedia is the 4th Estate (I know it’s dumb someone at the New York Times probably came up with it.) then the new media and social media constitute the 5th Estate.

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Top GOPers, including a Cheney, are behind a new pro-Obamaphone ad campaign

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Don’t call them RINOs. That is, Republicans In Name Only. They are Republicans and this unfortunately is the sort of thing many Republicans do. You know, the folks who hate the Tea Party generally and would happily raise taxes if they got the chance. For them politics is a business. Principals? Principals are for the hicks outside of the Beltway.

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Has the government just lit the fuse on another atomic housing explosion/implosion? Probably.

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The title of the attached article is, “Can’t Afford a House? Don’t Buy One.”

Seriously, don’t. I say this as someone who owns a house which is a little bit too small for his family and who would love to have people clamoring at my door with offers so I can in turn get a little bit bigger house. But if you can’t afford a house, if you don’t have a down payment, if your income has been wobbly, if you have a pile of student debt, save yourself the trouble and don’t “buy” a house. It’s just not worth it.

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Meet the New Serfs: You

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A question we ask periodically here is whether we are citizens or subjects? Perhaps we are serfs, or at least many of us are. Over and over again the state shows contempt for the average person. It is chronicled everyday day in the news. Police beatings. IRS harassment. “No knock” raids at the wrong house. And it seems there is little if any accountability. The state just rolls on and asks “What are you going to do about it?”

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Day in a life: Selling loose cigarettes on the streets of New York

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This is a fantastic slice of life from the streets of the Big Apple.

Right now tobacco is in sort of a legal netherworld. It’s legal, but also frowned upon by polite society and it is taxed heavily. The attached article is what it looks like in this netherworld.

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Here’s the First U.S. Senator to Publicly Declare His Support for Marijuana Legalization

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Good to see this. The drug war is a waste. It causes incredible harm to citizens. It encourages all sorts of cronyism. Marijuana legalization would be a very positive development for the country and a win for those who hold the Constitution dear. That’s right Tea Party, pot legalization is absolutely a win for constitutionality.

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Elizabeth Warren’s silence was Fidelity’s (the mutual fund giant) gain

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Ms. Warren is the darling of many who think that if there was just more government activism all the world could be set right. That if just more people like the doe eyed wonder from Harvard were to get into Congress, and imagine, the presidency, we could finally settle some scores with Wall Street.*

Don’t count on it folks.

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American Princeling: Joe Biden’s son and his life of crony privilege

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Let’s face it. The progeny of Washington’s political class have a lot of advantages. Hunter Biden seems to have made the most of his.

I was actually surprised to hear that the most junior Biden son was in the Navy reserves. Though as a “public affairs officer.” (?) There isn’t even a draft to dodge. And I am sorry to hear that the guy was discharged for cocaine use. It’s actually pretty hard to test positive for cocaine. He must have been partying the night before practically. Sounds like there might be an issue. But I don’t think anyone is shedding any tears over recent events. (Including Hunter Biden.) He’s got plenty of other stuff going on and before we know it he’ll be kicking around K Street again. Good as new.

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