Thursday Round Up

I pay attention, so that you don’t have to.

Today is National Coffee Day.

Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces execution for refusing to renounce Christianity: Where are the Hollyweirdos and Euroweenies now?
Michelle Malkin

To oppose the Koranic mandate of death for apostasy is to take on the entire sharia-enforcing Muslim world.
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Tim Geithner: The Forrest Gump of World Finance
Daniel J. Mitchell, Cato@Liberty

The real story of the bailouts is that politicians from rich nations are trying to indirectly protect their banks, which – as shown in this chart – are in financial trouble because they foolishly thought lending money to reckless welfare states was a risk-free exercise.
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Taking Cain Seriously
Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal

Does a résumé like Herman Cain’s add up to an American presidency? I used to think not. But after watching the American Idol system we’ve fallen into for discovering a president—with opinion polls, tongue slips and media caprice deciding front-runners and even presidents—I’m rewriting my presidential-selection software.
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Donald Trump, governor to mark opening of Trump Vineyard Estates
Richmond Times Dispatch

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump will fete the opening of Trump Vineyard Estates in Albemarle County on Tuesday with a reception including his son Eric Trump, Gov. Bob McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and Patricia Kluge.

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Obama admin approves 2 solar loans worth $1B

The Energy Department on Wednesday approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1 billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona, two days before the expiration date of a program that has become a rallying cry for Republican critics of the Obama administration’s green energy program.
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Let’s Review – Chairman Kaine’s Support for Tax Hikes
George Allen

After telling Americans for nearly three years that the first $800 billion failed stimulus was working and the economy was on the right track, despite more than 30 consecutive months of unemployment over 8 percent – Chairman Kaine’s rhetoric is changing, but his support for job-crushing tax hikes is the same.
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Born on this Day
1547 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
1639 – William Russell, Lord Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
1758 – Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
1881 – Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (d. 1973)
1904 – Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
1907 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
1913 – Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1943 – Lech Wa??sa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American television personality

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