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Tom Maguire

Don't even mention it:

Michelle Obama, probably every morning and evening:

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
clarice

It's all about ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

windansea

I will move to Mexico if this poseur gets elected.

oh wait, I already did that

Lesley

You've got that right, Clarice.

Big Narcissism.

PeterUK

Why do these "liberals" want to change America,all they have to do is move to Europe.

BH

Obama has never served. He got a lot of money working for the government.

Soylent Red

I already did that

You live in L.A.?

MayBee

Jake Tapper reports that Obama is going to haul out some patriots to criticize Hillary for her Tusla story.

MayBee

Oh...I love this post, TM.

Jane

It brings tears to my eyes. I was brought up to believe I could accomplish anything if I worked hard enough, and he was apparently raised to believe he could get people to give him anything if he didn't make too many quick moves. That is the legacy of AA. It's downright sad.

David

OT, I am angry and bitter that the price of Eruca sativa (arugula) has gone up.

MayBee

That's so weird. The Jake Tapper piece I mentioned is gone. Perhaps I am losing my mind.

Donna B.

What does that mean that the Iraq war, "it's not serving our military families and our troops well;

Huh? Does any war serve the military? I don't get that. I thought (and I think most soldiers think) they are serving the country.

ROA

Does Obama want to be America’s Mikhail Gorbachev?

vnjagvet

Is Eruca Sativa any kin to Cannabis Sativa, David? Those last names are mighty similar.

David

Its the first name that counts, the second is a descripter, in this case it means cultivated.

Porchlight

MayBee, you're not losing your mind - it looks like it's just been moved:

Obama Campaign Revives Attack Over Clinton's 'Bosnia' Account

Previously it was posted on Tapper's Political Punch blog, now it's on another ABC blog called "Political Radar."

vnjagvet

Thanks. A gap in my knowledge has been filled.

ben

"I am proud of my country because it is hungry for change"

This reads like an oxymoron...

In other words "I will love this country if it changes to something different"

ben

Clinton is up 1 in the Gallup and only down 2 in the Rasmussen tracking polls. Cold feet? Buyer's remorse? Caveat emptor!

David

I wish you were right, then we could have Obama's I did not inhale moment.

ben

Well, we already had "I did not listen to that preacher" moment.

Ranger

Things must be getting bad for Barry. Talk Left says that his is saying today that Hil doesn't have the right to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier because of her Tuzla Tail.

More politics of hypocrisy from the Obama campaign, now claiming on a conference call today that Hillary isn't fit to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier because of her Bosnia misstatement. Of course, Obama just said at the debate he wasn't commenting on the Bosnia story.

It's coming down to we can't even trust his words. And words are all he has shown us so far.

Is it a bad thing that I actually enjoying reading Talk Left so much?

Pofarmer

This reads like an oxymoron..

How bout just a typical leftist moron?

PeterUK

Massively off topic but bound to rear its ugly head in the primaries, AGW thoroughly debunked (pdf but well worth it)

centralcal

I haven't followed politics all weekend (BTW I got Friday off, so it started then). Instead I have watched the wall-to-wall coverage of Pope Benedict's visit to the US via Fox News.

Obama has shrunk into nothingness for me. Rev. Wright is just anathema to me.

OH HAPPY DAY!

MayBee

Ranger- thank you! I thought I was going crazy, because that's a report on the story that was at Jake Tapper's blog earlier. I wonder why he took it down.

Jane

Centralcal,

What did you think of the Pope's visit. I saw a lot of the coverage in between the garden and errands and the like. I found it very moving. I'm not the least bit religious, so I found the fact that I found it moving, odd.

Mr. Right says this Pope has reverted back to the most fundamentalist of fundamentalists. He's catholic and he sees that as a bad thing. How do you see it?

Danube of Thought

I was baptized Episcopalian, spent only two years at an Episcopal school, and never got confirmed (my parents let me choose to race sailboats on the Potomac instead of going to confirmation classes). I never go to church except for weddings, baptisms and funerals, and when I do the choice of church is determined by the families involved.

But the Pope inspires me, and every Pope has inspired me. There's something very much worth pondering about an institution that has survived for so long, and whose message is so benign. I'm not denying that the message has been distorted and abused by mortals over the ages, but God bless the Roman Catholic Church. (I think my malevolent little heart loves it most for its enemies and those it infuriates.)

Barry Dauphin

PUK,

Thanks for the AGW link. Interesting stuff.

Sue

I was raised Protestant, though my dear mother would bemoan the fact that her raising did little to instill much in me. My son in law is Catholic. My daughter is...I'm not sure. Spiritual, but not religious. My granddaughter loves the Pope. She thinks she wants an outfit likes his instead of the Cinderella costume she wears 24/7. I like a Pope who inspires my granddaughter to change her outfit. ::grin::

Sue

Is there some kind of religious rule against a 3 year old dressing like the Pope?

Sue

Today is the 13th anniversary of the OKC bombing. I hadn't realized today was the 19th.

Jane

But the Pope inspires me, and every Pope has inspired me.

I found him inspiring too, and that surprised me.


Today is the 13th anniversary of the OKC bombing.

Which means it is the 13th anniversary of my trip to Greece. The bombing happened when I was in the air. It's always an odd anniversary for me. Even then I was a news junkee, and I couldn't tell how big the story was (or wasn't) because I didn't know how to take the Greek news.

MayBee

Today is the 13th anniversary of the OKC bombing. I hadn't realized today was the 19th.

I remember that day so vividly.

I was babbling about this this morning when talking about Obama/Ayers.
Obama met Ayers 20 years after the Weather Underground.
Which means in 7 years, it will be perfectly acceptable for a presidential candidate to seek Terry Nichol's endorsement for office.

Porchlight

April 19th is Waco, too (15th anniversary). And tomorrow is Columbine (9th).

All that and Virginia Tech, too. Crummy month.

Sue

I was trying to remember what year Waco was.

Porchlight

It's weird to think Waco was that early in the Clinton administration. It had already at that point seemed like he'd been around forever.

Ralph L

FDR died on the 12th, Lincoln on the 15th.
Someone said the most important events of Reagan's presidency were in the first year: PATCO strike, his shooting, the tax cut. Clinton started with gays in the military, Zoe Baird, Waco, the Rep. filibuster of his spending payoffs, travel office firings, Lani Guinier, Vince Foster, huge tax increase by one vote, and ended '93 with the State Trooper sex scandal and the beginnings of Whitewater. Every event made Clinton look weaker, more deceitful, more indecisive, more reckless, more corrupt. Why Democrats rallied to him in 1998 remains a mystery to me.

Daddy

Concerning Love of Country;

I am heartened today by 2 negative stories concerning CNN. The first is Jack Cafferty's "goon" comments prompting International protests of the network by the Chinese. The second is Drudge's Headlining of CNN International host Richard Quest being caught in Central Park with drugs and sordid sexual paraphenalia. The reason I am heartened is that CNN International, along with BBC, basically have a stranglehold on how domestic US news is presented to the world, and it is a consistant poisonous diet of Conservatives as Evil, and Hate America First. Cafferty is unashamedly that way, and the insufferable Quest, though pretending an unbiased Brittish quirkiness, slips the propaganda in much more skillfully. Anything that contributes to bad headlines for CNN, and to either of these 2 characters getting canned, is a positive development for the Love America First crowd. Here's to hoping this current notoriety breaks the logjam of BBC/CNN and opens the door for a serious alternate media presence in the International arena, but if not I'd happily settle for a diminishment in CNN's ubiquitousness on International television. Spend a week or 2 in any International Hotel watching these 'blokes' and if you personally don't wind up hating America also, at least you'll understand why TV viewers in the rest of the world think they ought to.

M. Simon

Eruca sativa?

Now I know what you are smokin'.

M. Simon

Is it a bad thing that I actually enjoying reading Talk Left so much?

I recently got banned from there for some mild and measured comments about Obama - I know how tetchy some of those leftys are and was extra careful.

I wear it as a badge of honor. I saw a lot worse from the leftys. There appears to be a double standard for rightys.

Nooooooooooo. Say it ain't so.

I'm just going to go A Rovin.

M. Simon

Is there some kind of religious rule against a 3 year old dressing like the Pope?

Not if he is Jewish. The kid I mean.

Charlie (Colorado)

You know, I have to admit that among all the things that might interest me this week, the Pope visiting is right down at the bottom of the list.

PeterUK

"Is Eruca Sativa any kin to Cannabis Sativa,"

The dressing makes Eruca Sativa harder to light.

Sue

It's weird to think Waco was that early in the Clinton administration.

What's even weirder is there was very little outcry about it. Had a republican, and especially Bush, pulled that stunt, he would have been run out of office.

centralcal

Good Morning. To answer Jane about Pope Benedict - yes I like him. I am probably a Catholic minority of one who did not at all care for Pope John Paul.

His speeches have all been inspiring and a stark contrast to the speeches of people like Rev. Wright, who preach only blame, hate, victimization, and give me.

I am a convert to Catholicism and do not view it through rose colored glasses (i.e. the recent and ongoing pedofilia scandals).

Anyway, in this political year, I found his visit to be very moving, inspirational, and thought provoking. And, I wondered about democrat Catholics - do they hear the difference in the message he gives and that of their boy wonder?

MayBee

Oh Daddy- you know I agree with you completely!

Porchlight

Had a republican, and especially Bush, pulled that stunt, he would have been run out of office.

I was barely 24 at the time so didn't have much to measure it against, but I remember thinking "this sure seems like a big deal." When the media coverage died down and Reno still had her job, I figured I must just not know much about politics.

Sue

Porchlight,

I went against conservatives, or at least the ones that I have actually discussed it with. I blamed Koresh, not Clinton/Reno for the fiasco. I still do. When the government comes a knocking, open the door. I'll find you a good attorney if it was wrong to knock.

Porchlight

Sue,

That was the attitude I took, too - the responsiblity ultimately belonged to Koresh. But it was still a surprise to me that Reno wasn't more damaged by it. Especially now, having seen what's happened to various AGs since then.

Sue

Porchlight,

Yeah, I'm tempted to go along with the "why not her too" crowd. Especially when you consider how Ashcroft and Gonzales have been treated. But, I'm kind of a law and order type person. If the authorities are at my door, I'll open it. And fight them in court.

Porchlight

Sue,

Me, too. I used to always joke that I had the opposite of "authority issues," being almost overly compliant in the face of authority. I was totally conflicted during the Monica thing with Clinton, because while I thought his behavior was disgusting and outrageous, he was still the POTUS, and I felt compelled to defend him. The end result was that I stopped voting Democrat. So what goes around comes around, I guess.

Danube of Thought

My starkest memory of Waco is the instinctive response of Bill Clinton at the time. He disclaimed any responsibility, and suggested that the press should ask Janet Reno about it instead of him. An eerie, early glimpse into the man's character.

Ralph L

Reno got good press out of it, making it difficult for Clinton to replace her. Like Ruby Ridge under GHW Bush, it was a case of the law enforcement bureaucracy going overboard.

M. Simon

I was a Libertarian at the time of Waco and it was a big deal in those circles. Same for Ruby Ridge.

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