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The Lady or the Tiger II, or oh what a tangled web you weave when first you practice to deceive.   Trying get out from under the Joe Sestak mess, David Axelrod just keeps digging.    Now Axelrod is accusing Sestak of lying.   Ed Morrissey, Hot Air [1], elaborates:

Either Sestak is lying, or Sestak is telling the truth.  If it’s the latter, then someone in the Obama administration committed a felony, and perhaps more than one, by Axelrod’s own admission.  If it didn’t happen, then Joe Sestak is lying.  In order to defend itself, the White House has been put in the position of having to call its party’s nominee for the US Senate a liar.

The White House is backing Sestak for the Senate in Pennsylvania.   If Axelrod is correct, the White House is supporting a known liar.    Will Sestak stand mute while Axelrod calls him a liar?   Which would mean that Sestak is either a liar a wuss.   What say you Joe?

So who pulling the wagon, from Dennis Cauchon, Useless Toady [2]:

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.

At the same time, government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010

Reax, Liberty Pundits [3]:

I am reminded of Margaret Thatcher’s pithy statement about socialism:

“The problem with socialism is that you run out of other people’s money.”

And that’s where we are right now. With the economy likely to take another dip here soon, we can ill-afford expanding the government and yet that’s exactly what we’re doing.

And Fausta [4]:

And how is this sustainable?

Short answer, it is not.   Envision economy large wagon.  Some people are pulling the wagon, and everyone else is in the wagon.   The wagon will not move unless there enough people willing to pull.  The Obama economic plan is punish people for pulling the wagon and incent people to ride in the wagon.  It is not a plan for success.

Prepare for war, Mrs. Clinton goes on Charm offensive, Matthew Lee. Associated Press [5]:

BEIJING – Hillary Rodham Clinton tolerates but doesn’t share her husband’s appetite for violent action movies.  Her daughter’s upcoming wedding is “the most important” thing in her life. And she thinks Timothy Geithner has great hair.

The U.S. Secretary of State turned on the charm in Beijing Tuesday, taking a break from intense strategic and economic talks with Chinese leaders in order to spend some time promoting people-to-people exchanges [6] between America and China.

If Mrs. Clinton is charming, then I am Scarlet O’Hara.

The Clinical Professor notices, from William A. Jacobson,  Legal Insurrection [7]:

“Little-Noticed” is the New “Unexpected.”

“Unexpected” become the term of choice [8] for the mainstream media to excuse the Obama administration’s economic failures.

Sex in the City 2, from the film review by Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter [9]:

The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there’s something bracing about the film’s saucy political incorrectness. Or is it politically correct? “SATC 2” is at once proudly feminist and blatantly anti-Muslim, which means that it might confound liberal viewers.

SC2 is still a chick flick, and the last chick flick I saw was Gone with the Wind.   But who would have thought the politically incorrect film of the summer season would be a chick flick.   Reader reviews welcome.

Perp potential Darwin Award candidate, Denver Post [10]:

A suspected burglar police say was fatally shot by a Denver homeowner early Monday morning was a teenager who was hit multiple times in the head.

The incident happened at about 2:20 a.m. in the 3100 block of Gaylord Street, said Sonny Jackson a Denver Police Department spokesman.

I offer no regrets on the passing of the late Marcus Duran.  He lived as burglar, and  died as a burglar.   Further, I hope that Colorado has a felony murder statute and prosecutes both of the Duran’s accomplices, for murder.

Autism charlatan busted,from Newsweak [11]:

Andrew Wakefield, the sham scientist whose now-retracted 1998 paper led millions of parents to believe in a link between autism and the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, has just lost his license to practice medicine in Britain. This sounds like an important development, but Wakefield doesn’t think so. On the Today show this morning, he described it as “a little bump in the road.”

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If the first principle of medicine is “do no harm,” Wakefield should have lost his license a long time ago. To say that his autism study was discredited isn’t strong enough.

Sadly, the whack job is still selling his snake oil.

Sandy Herold  has passedWHEC-TV [12]:

A Connecticut woman whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend last year has died, her attorney said Tuesday.

Sandy Herold died Monday night of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, lawyer Robert Golger said.