What are the origins of the Obama-Joker-Socialism poster? Drudge links to a Newsbusters headline noting the posters have been “popping up in Los Angeles,” and Newsbusters in turn traces the image to an online article from April 25 of this year. A Google Image search reveals a very similar image dated January 18, 2009, from the Flickr photostream of “a 20 year old college student in Chicago studying engineering.” It’s the fourth image down at this link, accompanied by the caption: “Not necessary indicative of my political views. But I do think hes not all he said he is. You can already sense he’s backing off his claims of change.” The student’s image appears to be a photo-shopped parody of a Time cover. You can tell that the poster image linked to by Drudge and Newsbusters was adapted from the student’s image by the identical red border and the date at the top left.
The San Antonio city council has voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in its airport to punish it for donating to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. No, really. Here's the report, from Fortune: Don’t plan on getting a Chick-Fil-A sandwich next time you fly through San ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
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It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport ... Read More
One: South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s father, Joseph Buttigieg, immigrated to the United States from Malta and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1979. He was a professor of European literature who taught at New Mexico State and then Notre Dame. The elder Buttigieg was a fan of Manchester United soccer and ... Read More