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September 24, 2012

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Happy Monday.

On 60 Minutes last night, the President characterized the death of an ambassador, the sacking of a consulate, the storming of three embassies, and the burning of countless American flags as mere "bumps in the road" in the Middle East.

The President's remark is noteworthy not merely because he uses a euphemism for inconvenience to refer to the horrifying situation he partially bears responsibility for, but because he identified a shocking root cause for the problem:

But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because — you know, in a lot of these places — the one organizing principle — has been Islam.

When a Republican points to the problem of Islam, liberals gasp and mutter about bigotry and racism. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for similar condemnation of the President.

Ohio is described as "under siege" by the presidential campaigns.

Oh, I've been meaning to share these two Kickstarter projects for about a week. Kickstarter, if you don't know, is a means for entrepreneurs to raise smallish sums of money for a business venture, say a film, book, comic, game, etc. They cutely call it "crowd funding." Folks should know that when you back a project, unless it meets its minimum goal, it won't get made. Here's how it works.

Anyway, the first project is Amelia Hamilton's second book, Ten Steps to Freedom: A Little Patriot's Guide to the American Revolution. Amelia previously wrote One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots. She got some fairly amusing hate mail over that, as recounted in this video by sometime-guestblogger Ben Howe.

The second project is a Christmas-themed card game from Gamesmith called 12 Days. Yeah, Christmas is coming. Dang.

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