And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...
Thou Doth Protest Too Much
The Occupy groups are targeting west coast ports from Anchorage to San Diego .
A group of about 200 protesters stopped some big rigs from entering the Port of Oakland this morning, during their march to shut down the busy cargo terminal.
Unions are divided on the action. Some unions, including one representing teachers are supporting the day-long strike while no union at the port does.
One union that opposes the move says, it supported last month's general strike, yet believes today's action is only going to hurt working people.
Quote -- "The port is a public entity. It's really not the one percent. Go shut down a country club. That's the one percent."
Out of Left Field
This morning Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told "Fox and Friends" that unemployment has not gone up under President Obama.
But the facts, of course, do not back up the congresswoman's statement.
The jobless rate when President Obama took office in January 2009 was 7.8 percent.
As of November of this year, it was 8.6 percent.
And finally, the media appears to have been stricken with a case of Tebow Derangement Syndrome.
The Denver Broncos have won their last six games with Tim Tebow under center.
Religiously-infused language abounds with word choices like "miraculous" and "blessed."
Here are a few representative headlines:
"Tim Tebow's Gospel of Optimism"; "Tim Tebow: God's Quarterback"; and "Tim Tebow and Christianity: Is it the Secret of His Success?"
Tebow's faith has been mentioned in 64 articles in major news sources in the past six weeks.
By way of comparison, the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers have spent the entire season undefeated and are on pace to shatter many longtime NFL records.
The devout Christian faith of Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers was mentioned in just one major news source.