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20
Dec 10

The Fed’s James Bullard Talks About an Economic Rebound

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18
Dec 10

James Brings His Reality Show to the Garden – New York Times


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New York has an insatiable appetite for sports superstars, though they have snubbed the city recently. LeBron James had a triple-double against the Knicks on Friday. More Photos » Keep up with the latest news, on the court and off,
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18
Dec 10

LeBron James and Heat overwhelm Knicks — in 3D – USA Today


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NEW YORK-So what was the view like from Spike Lee's courtside seat as LeBron James and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 113-91 at Madison Square Garden Friday? Sports fans with 3D TV's got a decent approximation as Jon Barry and Mark Jones
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18
Dec 10

Triple-double gives LeBron James last laugh as Amar’e streak ends – New York Post


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Triple-double gives LeBron James last laugh as Amar'e streak ends
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LeBron James proved the point again, hammered it home completely. He could have been King of New York — 41 regular-season games and beyond instead of just this one, magical, triple-double night. King James quieted a deafening,
LeBron's triple-double helps Heat extend win streak to 11San Francisco Chronicle
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LeBron James leads Heat past Knicks for 11th straight victoryLos Angeles Times
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17
Dec 10

James has triple-double, dominates again at MSG – Boston Globe


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James has triple-double, dominates again at MSG
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AP Basketball Writer / December 17, 2010 NEW YORK—LeBron James delivered another vintage performance at Madison Square Garden, scoring 32 points and finishing with his 30th career triple-double to help the Miami Heat beat the New York
LeBron James, defense power Heat past Knicks 113-91Baltimore Sun
Treated Like a Villain, but Walking Out With a VictoryNew York Times
He Spurned New York, He Burned New YorkWall Street Journal
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17
Dec 10

The Mecca of Boxing welcomes LeBron James to Broadway – USA Today


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The Mecca of Boxing welcomes LeBron James to Broadway
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NEW YORK-They call Madison Square Garden the Mecca of pro boxing after hosting historic heavyweight title fights such as Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier in 1971. So it was somehow appropriate the New York Knicks and MSG reached for a boxing metaphor to
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17
Dec 10

James Meeks: Racialist Spoils System Should Only Benefit Blacks

Sorry, women. Sorry, Hispanics. Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks says quota spoils in the form of set-aside city contracts should go only to blacks:

“The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against.”

If Meeks gets his way, then according to his own logic, set-aside contracts should be awarded to everyone except blacks, because all other groups would be discriminated against by not being awarded set-aside contracts. Justifying discrimination in favor of privileged groups on the grounds that the groups being discriminated for are being discriminated against is so self-evidently absurd that it requires a form of self-induced psychosis that George Orwell called “doublethink.”

At least we all agree on no plunder or special privileges going to white men, which only a racist and sexist society would allow, even though the justification for granting plunder and special privileges to everyone except white men is that our society is racist and sexist. Doublethink is like a box that says “open other end” on both ends.

Having taken political correctness to an extreme of self-parody that won’t float even in the fetid swamps of Chicago politics, Meeks was forced to moderate his stand:

Meeks back-tracked by saying he would only exclude white women if elected mayor. The set-aside program currently earmarks 25 percent of all city contracts for minorities and 5 percent for companies owned by women.

“I don’t believe white women should be considered in that count…. You have white women in the category. They receive contracts. Then, white men receive contracts. Where does that leave everybody else?” he told Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 news.

In a sane world, contracts, like everything, would be based on merit. But where does that leave meritless moonbats like Meeks?

Speaking of meritless moonbats, Meeks has been a close political ally and “spiritual counsel” to the Doublethinker in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama.

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From the same swamp that spawned the Moonbat Messiah.

On a tip from Mats.

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10
Dec 10

Heritage’s Luce Award Goes to James Buckley

James L. Buckley, the former U.S. senator and federal judge who for 40 years advanced the conservative cause in all three branches of the federal government, last night received the Clare Boothe Luce Award, which is The Heritage Foundation’s highest honor for contributions to the movement.

“Jim Buckley has devoted his life to defending the same constitutional principles of liberty, prosperity and civil society that Heritage pledged to champion from our inception,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said before the ceremony during the annual President’s Club meeting in the nation’s capital.

Heritage Chairman Thomas A. Saunders III, reading from a Board of Trustees resolution bestowing the Luce Award, recalled Buckley’s key roles to a dinner crowd of more than 1,300 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, who gave the guest of honor a standing ovation:

Through your careers as military officer, entrepreneur, statesman, legislator, jurist and citizen, you have personified the Jeffersonian ideal of service to your country,” Most important, you have done so with dignity, humility and unfailing devotion to the principles of freedom.

Buckley, 87, of Sharon, Conn., is the brother of the late William F. Buckley, founder of National Review and also a Luce Award recipient. Over the years, Heritage presented the award to Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Richard and Helen DeVos.

Buckley represented New York in the U.S. Senate for one term after his 1970 election as the Conservative Party candidate. He joined President Reagan’s administration in 1981 as the State Department official in charge of security, science and technology. He was president of Radio Free Europe from 1982 to 1985, when Reagan appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He became a senior judge in 1996, and ceased hearing cases in 2000.

National Review noted of Buckley the jurist: “In a word, Buckley is a textualist, and believes judges need mostly to look to the text of the statute (or Constitution) when interpreting the law. As a former senator, he was well equipped to understand the pitfalls of relying on legislative history.”

Fred J. Eckert, a friend and fellow legislator, wrote for Copley News Service:  “He was a judge who followed the law and the Constitution, not his own whims.”

Buckley got his law degree from Yale after serving in the Navy during World War II and being discharged with the rank of lieutenant. He has written that he made his most memorable contribution to American politics when he took the 1974 campaign finance reform law to the Supreme Court. As lead plaintiff in Buckley v. Valeo, he challenged the constitutionality of a cap on individual contributions. In 1976, the high court struck down significant parts of the Federal Election Campaign Act and established strict limits on the government’s ability to regulate political activity.

In a speech marking the 25th anniversary of his court filing, Buckley said:

I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials, the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it is more important for your constituents that you be re-elected than that you deal honestly with them. Hence the frequency with which legislators will yield to political pressures or expediency and vote against their convictions, especially when they can salve tender consciences by persuading themselves that a principled vote would not have affected the outcome. Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.

Buckley’s new book, “Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty and the State” (Encounter), collects essays and speeches spanning 40 years in public service and makes his case for preserving America’s constitutional government. Buckley will talk about the book’s themes in a public event Jan. 13 at Heritage hosted by Executive Vice President Phillip Trulock.

Co-authored by Mark Chenoweth.

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10
Dec 10

James Franco’s Self-Kiss

I have to say I don't know what to say. I suppose I should hereby retire from blogging. Maybe my amygdala is just completely side-swiped by the mustache or the smile to feel the revulsion at the narcissism others feel. Or maybe Franco is able to show us that he's mocking narcissism, while obviously seducing himself. Anyway, I can't stop myself watching it, in the same way a lot of people can't stop watching Franco wherever he appears.

The idea of a video-photo spread for the NYT magazine remains, however, an inspired piece of new media. Congrats.





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8
Dec 10

Exclusive: EPW report on China’s supposed “green” leadership, interview with James Inhofe

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This morning, the minority caucus of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee will release a report that attempts to deconstruct the myth of China’s commitment to so-called “green energy.”  In fact, China produces less than 1% of its domestic energy in the form of non-hydro renewables.  While Thomas Friedman writes paeans to China’s authoritarian […]

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4
Dec 10

LeBron James on relationship with Daniel Gibson: ‘We’re still friends’ – ESPN


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LeBron James on relationship with Daniel Gibson: 'We're still friends'
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MIAMI — Despite some awkward moments and some tough talk during and after his return to Cleveland this week, LeBron James and former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Daniel Gibson remain friends. James said he called Gibson Saturday
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4
Dec 10

LeBron James on relationship with Daniel Gibson: ‘We’re still friends’ – ESPN


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LeBron James on relationship with Daniel Gibson: 'We're still friends'
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MIAMI — Despite some awkward moments and some tough talk during and after his return to Cleveland this week, LeBron James and former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Daniel Gibson remain friends. James said he called Gibson Saturday
LeBron says friendship with Cavs' Gibson is finemsnbc.com
LeBron says friendship with Cavs' Gibson is fineSI.com
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4
Dec 10

Iowa I Opener: Jesse James’ first train robbery

Jesse James was a lad that killed many a man,
He robbed the Glendale train,
He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor,
He’d a hand and a heart and a brain.

“Jesse James,” most recently by Bruce Springsteen.


Jesse James historical marker

In my atlas, near Adair, Iowa, is a spot marked “First Train Robbery in the West.” What I learned when I got there is that it was also where Jesse James, and the James-Younger Gang, robbed their first train-on July 21, 1873.

Earlier that month the gang received a tip that a shipment of gold from Wyoming Territory worth $ 75,000 would pass through western Iowa on the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad. Near Adair, they found a curve on the tracks where they fashioned a rail-trip wire of sorts that forced the locomotive off the tracks, killing the engineer. The train’s fireman later died of his injuries. The gang wore Ku Klux Klan masks during the robbery.The Missourians’ sympathies were with the recently vanquished South.


Tallgrass prairie

But the pickings were small. In the train’s safe Jesse and his criminals found only $ 2,000, another $ 3,000 was taken from passengers.

The site of the robbery is marked with an original section of Rock Island track and a vintage locomotive wheel. But I wanted to see the actual rail line, so I struggled up a hill covered by tallgrass prairie to capture the picture on the lower right.

Surrounding the site is a massive wind farm-a couple of windmills can be seen in the background of the photographs. Click on any image to make it larger.

The James-Younger gang continued to rob banks and trains until they were defeated by ordinary citizens in Northfield, Minnesota three years later, as you’ll read below.

Jesse James was killed by a member his last gang, Robert Ford, while he dusted a picture on a wall in his Missouri home.

As for his Robin Hood image? James didn’t hand out his booty with the poor.

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3
Dec 10

Affable Cleveland Cavaliers let LeBron James rule The Q: Bill Livingston – Plain Dealer


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Affable Cleveland Cavaliers let LeBron James rule The Q: Bill Livingston
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Amid the catcalls and boos, LeBron James sought shelter from the storm before tipoff Thursday night at The Q. He approached Mo Williams, who returned his embrace. The booing reached a new crescendo. Anderson Varejao also hugged James, and JJ Hickson
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3
Dec 10

LeBron James Reminds Cavs What They Once Had – San Francisco Chronicle


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LeBron James Reminds Cavs What They Once Had
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CLEVELAND — The hype leading up to LeBron James' return to Cleveland turned Shakespearean in minutes. It was simply Much Ado About Nothing. Especially when it came to the play of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sum it up this way: the Cavs starters scored 28
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