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Fox Nation: Did Obama Voter Fraud All Of Philadelphia?

In fifty-nine Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney received zero votes. Fifty-nine. Zero. Italics. Fox Nation posts¬†this Philadelphia Inquirer article, leaving their commentariat to worry that maybe Obama totally vote-frauded the city, and Romney would have won if not for Obama’s grand scheme to totally eliminate Republicans from 3.5% of the total precincts in Philadelphia, a city he won with 85% of the vote. Read more on Fox Nation: Did Obama Voter Fraud All Of Philadelphia?…
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Commenting On Commentary, With A Denby Cameo Because Of Course

Let’s look at Commentary magazine, the famous neocon rag now edited by John Podhoretz, who can be easily analogized to Bill Kristol, I guess, for having a much more intelligent and talented father and then sort of soiling the family legacy in the name of pride and stupidity. Or hey, for a more zeitgeist-y example Ms. Meghan McCain is also a good comparison. So, John “Blogette” Podhoretz is the Meghan McCain in this situation and Commentary is his monthly Twitter. What has Meghan Podhoretz been tweeting about as of late? Foreign policy, the economy, and, what’s this, long-time New Yorker intern David Denby, whose first foray into cultural relevance has been an unmitigated disaster. Read more on Commenting On Commentary, With A Denby Cameo Because Of Course…
 

Author Spam from John Podhoretz: Can It Be Stopped?

We gets lots of author spam around here, usually from authors of self-published conspiracy-theory books. But we weren’t cool enough to get spammed by John Podhoretz, whose new book on Hillary comes out tomorrow. Apparently Podhoretz is spamming prominent journalists and opinion leaders, here in D.C. and elsewhere — to snickering from some of them, of the “FW: !!!” variety. (Some might call this mockery; but Random House calls it a “viral marketing campaign.”) Podhoretz’s author spam includes this plug for his book: I think it’s full of surprising and unexpected observations and insights. I tried to make it a fun and fast read, and at least one early critic — Matt Drudge at the Drudge Report — described Can She Be Stopped? as “provocative” and “explosive” in a special report on the book last week. Who needs a starred review from Publishers Weekly, once you’ve gotten a “flashing siren” review from Drudge? After the jump, the full message from jPod, in all of its spammy glory. Read more on Author Spam from John Podhoretz: Can It Be Stopped?…
 

Remainders: Oh, the Beauty of It All

• Has Rick Santorum’s thinking on “intelligent design” evolved? [Santorum Exposed] • “Interpreting the story of the Lorax as a failure of private ownership hinges on the Once-ler’s note to himself that if he doesn’t cut truffula trees down somebody else will… he had effective ownership by the fact that nobody else cuts down trees despite the passage of time it takes for industry to grow.” Economists get their hands on Dr. Seuss. [The Commons] Read more on Remainders: Oh, the Beauty of It All…
 

This Is Your Atlas on Gipperporn

Surprisingly, even the right has problems with re-naming 16th Street “Ronald Reagan Boulevard,” over at The Corner Mark Krikorian called it “statism at its worst” and John Podhoretz opined that it “would embarrass Reagan himself,” all arguments that should please the 100 percent or so of Washingtonians who are Democrats. More than one cabbie of ours has insisted that our actual destination was National Airport; forced to drive on Reagan Boulevard, we imagine they’d be finding some creative alternative routes. Read more on This Is Your Atlas on Gipperporn…
 

Novak’s Secret Flak Decoder Ring

At the Corner, John Podhoretz sees through the crafty slant the MSM has given the revelation that a CIA spokes person “did not tell Novak directly that [Valerie Plame] was undercover because that was classified.” See, by “warn[ing] Novak in the strongest terms…that Wilson’s wife had not authorized the mission and that if he did write about it, her name should not be revealed,” the CIA flak was actually confirming Novak’s suspicion that Wilson’s wife DID authorize the mission and, of course, that her name should be revealed! It all makes total sense through the magic lens of J-Pod: Read more on Novak’s Secret Flak Decoder Ring…