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Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

So Jon Stewart is going to hold a rally for moderation on the Mall in Washington on October 30. I might turn up just for the anthropological opportunity, especially since I predict the likely audience will skew left and won't be able to help themselves.

And I trust everyone in cell phone range of the Ashbrook Center has caught up with this story of the lefty blogger who called John Kasich on a story about talking about the bad economy with an elderly couple at a Bob Evans restaurant, and then got burned by the tape.

Finally, over at, I give out Two Cheers for the Clean Air Act, which celebrated it's 40th anniversary this week.  Or would have if anyone noticed.  You'll have to read the piece to see why not three cheers.
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Lies and manipulation are such standard fare on the Left, it taints their judgment on anything others say or do. Sad, really.

Oct. 30? I'm guessing Halloween will come early this year . . .

The core of Stewart's act is contempt, and that is a close cousin of anger. I do not anticipate a gracious event.

Right on target, Don.

Steven, you "might turn up just for the anthropological opportunity"??

I'd honestly love to see you try, but I don't think you'll be able to limn or outwit the combined intelli-comic forces of Stewart and Colbert - not to mention their fans - even if you do a video of your "Lefties in the Mist" observations. I'm referring to a piece by NLT fave, Lucianne's Boy:

"But, my point is, whenever I read liberals reporting about the goings-on of conservatives I always get the nature-documentary vibe. A liberal reporter puts on his or her Dian Fossey hat in order to attempt to write another installment of Conservatives in the Mist. I've followed this particular brand of reporting for years, it's almost a fetish of mine. Most attempts fail. Of these lesser varieties, there's fear ("Troglodytes!"), mockery ("Irrelevant troglodytes!"), condescension ("I had to explain to them they're troglodytes."), bewilderment ("Why don't they understand they're troglodytes?"), astonishment (Dear God, they're not all troglodytes!"), and a few combinations of all the above."

I think Chase Whiteside does great work at allowing the crazy to reveal itself at Tea Party and suchlike events; I don't think that could be pulled off effectively at the Stewart-Colbert thing - unless it was something done for WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, or the 700 Club.

I don't understand what the big deal is either way about Kasich at Bob Evans. Kinda nuts that the blogger had never heard of pols doing meet-and-greets with The Regular People. And I'm sure that Kasich could meet some Real Americans who would agree that Obama and His People are destroying America, and jot down some numbers on a pad of paper. Would've been a lot more fun with Paul Krugman in the next booth.

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