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Heading to the West Coast for a few days

I’ll be iPhone-only for a week and blogging from that mobile platform. My son Charles is coming back with me to vote for the first time (absentee California!) and get a ring-side seat for the election experience, meet some people, and “smell the glove.”

The standard California state route marker con...

The standard California state route marker consists of a white numeral on a green shield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He’ll be blogging about that – should be fun and fascinating supporting him in that and the murky world of SEO, multi-social streaming, and building a brand. The DC area has a lot to offer as he weighs school and work options and his horizons will broaden.


Building the case, Obama style


Outshrewding the Israelis?
I think the Obama Administration, in a testy partnership with the Israelis, is building a case for an attack on Iran to happen before or immediately after the elections )if Obama is reelected).
This is nothing like the Bush-league mess made up by the likes of Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, et al. to justify the invasion of Iraq.
I will launch a list today on items that may or may not be events used as rationales or at least to relax resistance to assisting Israel in a knockout blow on Iran’s nuclear enterprise.
  1. For first time, U.S. State Department defines settler violence as terrorism – In annual report on terrorism in foreign countries, U.S. government report defines so-called ‘price-tag’ attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank as acts of terror. – By Barak Ravid | Aug.18, 2012 | 8:35 PM | HARATZ  This will not be responded to by Israelis – as their part of the deal they will exhibit flexibility on the settlements issue.
  2. Iran Bans Women From College Courses – Aug 21, 2012 6:38 AM EDT – DAILY BEAST – What else is new? Iran is desperate and needs to keep educated elite down. This will appeal to the female, anti-Romney demographic in the U.S. 
distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

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