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January 12, 2009

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BobS

sorry...their endless desire to play

BobS

am currently pronoun tense challenged

boris

[probably not all] the Palestinians who ...

Ah yes ... the "not every single one of them" quibbble. It's why rightwingnuts never get it right with overgeneralizations. See they "probably" wouldn't do it all themselves, just cheer while their fellow killers killed every last ...

MayBee

All the Palestinians who back Hamas -- no, probably not.

But of course you weren't talking about everyone that backs Israel in your statement about Israel, were you?

bgates

All the Palestinians who back Hamas -- no, probably not.
I don't understand why Israel isn't willing to negotiate if there's a better than even chance that the Palestinians aren't unanimously committed to their extinction.

Enlightened

"All the Palestinians who back Hamas -- no, probably not."

How many Germans did Hilter use to annihilate 6 million Jews? All of them, or just some of them?

ONEHOBOwantsmoneyliketheimpeachedguyand hiswifeandkid

Borders and international law? Canadians spy over the arctic and the Russians already did a sub underground oil thing. So, the US just has to claim the sub work over the last 70 years and they have oil forever.

LU+

BobS

Wow, Maybee. Bill Nelson's acting and sounding like a....ummmmmm...REPUBLICAN. What the....? He has to face voters again in 2012.

clarice

PUK, Yes, damnit. It was the least he could do given all those many generations of foreskins and all.

PeterUK

"Appalled,this is beneath you.

In what way? Seems Appalled is always appalled at the way certain people consider themselves more righteous than they really are under the appallingly sanctimonious postmodern equivalency transforms."

Oh well,have it your own way.
BTW,The Assassins were getting out of their heads and whacking people.
LUN,hopefully.

PaulL

Speaking of Obama, if the only bad things he had ever done in his life were voting against John Roberts and Sam Alito, that would have earned him my permanent animosity.

Somehow I think he has things even worse than that up his sleeve.

narciso

That is ridiculous Appalled, if anything the reverse was true with the Dhimmi status of Jews in the Levant particularly in the 19th Century, with the 'blood libel' massacre of the 1840s in Damascus, or fast forward to the farhud in Baghdad in 1941; after the British arrived there. Or the Itijihad against the Armenians in 1915, by the Young Turks.

Sadly the Palestinian leadership under Haj Amin Husseini, made a pact with Hitler, to provide an entire Muslim SS Division, the Handschar 'Scimitar' Had they not been stopped at El Alemein, they would have served just like the "Special Action Groups"
on the Eastern Front, According to one account, the grand Mufti even wanted Hitler to find a way to bomb Israel; but he couldn't get permission; this was from the end notes of the last Phillip Kerr Bernie Gunther novel

Neo

In the last eight years, Bush changed the tone of Washington, but Washington refused to return the favor.

kim

If Holder gets it, JMH, I hope you are right about his ability to clean up Justice. I doubt it, though. I'm sure he's just another stooge for Schumer. Obama knows he owns Justice and won't hurt him.

By the way, TNX HOBO for the link to Bush's Arctic declaration.
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Fithian

Since this is not 1708, Appalled, I fail to see the relevance. If any nation would have done the same, then I fail to see the relevance. History, however, suggests that Jews have consistently been the least likely to pursue any such course, in almost any age. So your assertion is both irrelevant and counterfactual.

Your preface, presumably imputing "that extra special good unacknowleged racism that seems to be a ME specialty" to Israel simply looks like another strained attempt at yet another false equivalence, this time enlivened with a sneer. I wouldn't have thought you'd be one of those who would accuse the U.S. of ethnic bigotry should we respond to attacks from Cuba, but perhaps i misjudged you.

PeterUK

Clarice,
The conversation probably went something like this.

The Almighty.

"Moses this is it,the Promised Land".

Moses,

"But Lard,it is just sand"!

The Almighty.

"Trust me,this is the bit you want".

Moses,

"Yes Lord,it's not me,it's the wife, she wants a garden,with a lawn"

The Almighty,

"It's going to be a good little business".

Moses,

"And she has this allergy to camels".

The Almighty,

"Yes,camels,not my nicest design,had some bits left over".
"OK,but don't say I didn't warn you".

kim

I love Appalled, but sometimes you'd think he'd be appalled by his own appalledness. The sneer is just standard elitist gobbledegook, forgivable unless I never sinned, and then, yes, even then.
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PeterUK

Lard? Shouldn't crack walnuts and type at the same time.

PeterUK

Lard? Shouldn't crack walnuts and type at the same time.

PeterUK

Sheesh,I hate a deity that can't take a joke.

clarice

Yes, that's just the way I remembered it, PUK.

clarice

Tut--The way to establish right off the bat that one is a very sophisticated, nuanced educated person to to sneer at Western civilization and find it somehow always morally equivalent to the worst of anything around...even if one has to make it up or compare some behavior in the 21st century with something thousands of years ago.

I hate that.

I think this year my target will be pompous asses who've drunk too much chardonnay and think that makes them Toqueville or something.

MayBee

From Obama's statement about Geithner:
That service should not be tarnished by honest mistakes, which, upon learning of them, he quickly addressed.

He didn't quickly address them. The IRS pointed out his 2003 and 2004 returns were wrong. Upon finding that, he did not go back and address the exact same problem in his 2001 and 2002 filings.
Taxes are complicated. People make mistakes. Geithner may be a fiscal genius.

But don't lie about what happened. He only admitted what he had to admit, and kept the extra money as long as he could.

jean

Has anyone ever been to CPAC? If so what is it like? Thanks

narciso

Appalled you're starting to aggravate me, to say the least at the same level of "John of Arabia" which isn't easy to do. The mode for Muslim/Jewish relations was set in 610 AD with the sacking killing and converting the inhabitants of Yathrib and Khaybar, in the area where Medina now stands. The past is prologue on that score.

Special Report (not with Brit Hume) had a segment on Sarah, focusing on the vile things the NY Review of Books said of her;
Francis Fitzgerald, whose CIA honcho dad committed suicide in 1967; which forms a subplot in the Aaron Latham Roman a clef
"flowers for Mother" said 'she spent more time in Church, than studying foreign policy' (thats how she has the right instinct of Georgia, Darfur and the Middle East) Timothy Garton Ash, a Guardian import
said something I don't recall, Russell Baker
(he's still around)paid the highest unknowing compliment calling her 'the New Nixon' (I know they mean resentment exploiting witchhunter, not realist statesman) calling her the "New Reagan" would make him spit up his prune juice. Of course, Larry Sabato, who knifed George Allen, last cycle had to provide droll commentary. Frankly Meghan McCain's act has gotten a little old since I heard it, I suspect she's embarrassed in some way by Sarah, or she's embarrassed to say she appreciated her help in resurrecting her father's comatose campaign; either way commit to a position and stick to it.

Rick Ballard

It's important to remember that the Israeli's are killing not only Obama supporters but Obama donors. Much of the indignation over Israel's righteous actions in dealing with the terrorist scum next door can be traced to that fact.

I'm rather disappointed that Geithner appears to embrace Rangel Tax Management practices. One might have presumed that he had learned to steal in a more genteel and less obvious manner while employed at IMF or during his Ivy League education. He has behaved in a manner consonant with that found among cheap Chicago politicians of the lowest type. (And people laugh at the idea of employment practices dominated by Gramscian affinity.)

Rocco

(They are occupying land that is not theirs under any concept of international law.)

From the JVL

On November 22, 1967, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 242, establishing the principles that were to guide the negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement. This resolution was a tortuously negotiated compromise between competing proposals.

The first point addressed by the resolution is the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war.” Some people take this to mean that Israel is required to withdraw from all the territories it captured. On the contrary, the reference clearly applies only to an offensive war. If not, the resolution would provide an incentive for aggression. If one country attacks another, and the defender repels the attack and acquires territory in the process, the former interpretation would require the defender to return all the land it took. Thus, aggressors would have little to lose because they would be insured against the main consequence of defeat.

“This is the first war in history which has ended with the victors suing for peace and the vanquished calling for unconditional surrender.”

—Abba Eban5

kim

I kinda like Lard. I'd much prefer a fat god to one not.
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clarice

Jean, I haven't but wanted to tell narciso that at the Feb 26-28 CPAC mtg in D.C. Sarah's been invited to speak.It's your big chance.

kim

Lard Gore of Gaia!
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Mel

Rick-

By avoiding taxes, Geithner was behaving like Professional Chicago politicians. There are standards here, unpaid loans, they're all good.

Minor point, I'm sure you understand.

C.R.

LUN

Here's an article regarding contributions to the William J. Clinton Foundation. Anybody know what Norway wants from him?

Stephanie

Anybody know what Norway wants from him?

Too easy.

Their womyn folks left alone?

Danube of Thought

"There's nothing quite like the Isreali-Palestinian conflict to frustrate anyone and everyone."

It sure isn't frustrating me. I think the Israelis have a good shot at killing damn near all of those bastards. What's frustrating about that?

Rocco

From C.R.'s link

"-- Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, a Saudi oil tycoon, gave between $1-5 million."

Jane

I'm sorry to make this thread "all about Jane" yet again, but I have a clear recording, and a plug that gets it connected to my computer - can anyone point me in the direction of getting it uploaded? I am simply stumped.

Fithian

narciso:

Glad to hear that your mother has been able to start moving around -- which must be something of a relief for you too -- and sorry to hear that her first destination was the eye doctor! I hope that her setbacks are few and that her recovery will weigh less heavily on your mind with each passing day.

jean

Jane I'm sure you will get all the help you need here .If not I'll get my son online to help

Barney Frank

(They are occupying land that is not theirs under any concept of international law.)

If you are referring to the West Bank and Gaza you are most certainly incorrect.
These areas (at the very least) were originally supposed to be part of the Jewish state in Palestine after the Ottoman empire was divided by the allies. They were not part of the original state only because Britain bailed on the Jews who were forced to declare their own state and only got a portion of what they should have had through force of arms in lieu of a peaceful, legal settlement.
If you are referring to the Golan Heights nearly all of it was included in the original proposal for Palestine as well. Transjordan itself was also promised to the Jews but the claim conflicted with an earlier promise to the Arabs so the Jews were shut out of Jordan.
Which leaves a tiny portion of Golan which Israel conquered after the Syrians attacked, unprovoked. There is a great and long tradition of international law that allows an innocent victim to retain the land of neighbors it conquers that attack it without cause.

There is also a very simple solution to the Palestinian problem.
Jordan annexes the West Bank and Egypt annexes Gaza.
The problem is Jordan has already had to deport the Palestinians and Egypt wants Gaza and its Palestinians about as much as Jordan did. The Palestinian problem is at its heart a result of Arab intolerance of their own supposed muslim brothers and cynical use of the Palestinians far more than it is a Jew vs Palestinian problem. The sad fact is the Palestinians are viewed in the Arab world as one step, and a rather small one, above the Jews, so they refuse to assimilate them and instead use them as a stalking horse against Israel.

MayBee

kim- Lou Dobbs is doing a feature right now on global cooling.

clarice

Rocco:""-- Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, a Saudi oil tycoon, gave between $1-5 million." Is that Wilson's old office host/partner/buddy?

clarice

narciso, I, too, am glad to hear your mother is better. Pardon me for not saying so sooner, but there've been many distractions today.

Fithian

Harry Reid refers to a "hiccup" in the Geithner nomination process. A $42,000 hiccup. Wonder how much the penalties waived by the IRS were worth.

MayBee

If anybody wants confirmation that Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic is Obama's mouthpiece, go read his take on this.

MayBee

clarice- if that isn't his old office buddy, it is someone with the same name.

boris

Jane it may be possible to record the audio using Windows Movie Maker.

Once your microphone is connected (whatever way you decide to connect) Movie maker has a special narration feature. Select Record Narration from the File menu in Movie Maker.

Check that Microphone is selected in the Record Narration window (if not, click on Change) and click on Mute Video Sound Track.

Adjust the Record level with the slider, hold the mic' about a foot from your mouth and click the Record button.
The movie is played back from start to finish. Click Stop when you want to end recording.

Name your narration and save it - it is saved as a WAV file in the My Documents /My Music folder by default, but it is also automatically placed in the Collection area and imported into the audio track of the Timeline.

Neo
WASHINGTON -- Timothy Geithner didn't pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, and he employed an immigrant housekeeper who briefly lacked proper work papers.
Does anybody think "I Forgot" will cut it ?
narciso

Thanks, Clarice, I've known for sometime now, I looked at the price lists for some of the events and said, yikes, or something more academically minded, Not as much as the NR cruise, but quite a bit out of my reach. I didn't know if you knew of the "fair Frances" while she wrote wrongheaded books on Vietnam and history education.

On this Geithner thing, the administrator of the 750 billion dollar TARP and the ginormous new stimulus program, didn't pay back taxes until now, and the famed vetting process didn't flag it, pistolas for him.
Are you kidding me, everything department stores to corner pharmacies are closing up
and this New York Fed Governor! didn't pay his fair share of taxes. Not only should he retract his nomination; but there have to penalties, sanctions, surely this violates his employment contract right.

To answer the point, it might be his brother
Husayn "The Ethiopian" but it's the same Yemeni Hadramauti crew, who chipped into to Golden Chain, which was AQ's rainy day fund; along with the Bin Ladens and the Bin Mahfouzs. And this from the Daily Beast, the new honcho of Rock Creek Partners, Julius Genachokowksi (sic)is going to be the FCC chief. But, "but Bush hugged King Abdallah" and "Fox News has money from Prince Talal" Oh it's going to be frabjous joy. Nibras Kizmi was right back in October,
the Saudis would have had much to reason to distrust McCain, and absolute terror if they
had to deal with Sarah. Now not so much, as Glenn Beck would say.

BobS

If you're a DEM its fine. I forgot...I don't recall...I misremembered....

Rocco

That's him Clarice...Wilson traveled to Ethiopia with him in 1999. Elias Aburdene of Rock Creek Corporation and F.C. Schaffer and Associates, a company involved in the Jefferson Scandal were also part of the delegation.

jean

narciso I don't know how to do this in private ,but I would try to sponsor your trip to CPAC .I want you to be able to see Palin.

Mel

narciso-

I'm so pleased to hear of your mother's improvement. I had lunch today with mine and heard 40 minutes of Obamania.

I'm just walking up the "slag pile" but, my, you all have done some digging (mining is probably more apt) on JoDub's pals. W.O.W.

Mel

jean-

Im in.

Mel

That was not a poor typing excercise.

"I'm in."

Topsecretk9

CR's link

Didn't cryptic always link to a Norwegian Drug company?

Jane

Once your microphone is connected (whatever way you decide to connect) Movie maker has a special narration feature. Select from the File menu in Movie Maker.

Boris,

I don't have anything that says "Record Narration" in the file menu.

Mel

Jean-

I've got an idea, so bear with me. I'll post again in a bit.

C.R.

"all about Jane"...I think that is a good title for your next radio show.

boris

Jane, check the "tools" menu ...

jean

JANE Let me know when you want me to track down my wayward son to help with computer stuff

Mel

clarice-

I would like to reach you outside of here. May I "contact" your editor?

Pofarmer

Somehow I think he has things even worse than that up his sleeve.

Well, geez, Paul, ya don't exactly need to call the Psychic friends network to figure that one out.

Mel

That was not a poor typing excercise.

"I'm in."

Rick Ballard

"Wonder how much the penalties waived by the IRS were worth."

Isn't that immaterial in relationship to "Who authorized a waiver for infractions which continued over four years?" I'd like to know the premise under which relief was granted. Do you have to be a Fed Governor in order to be relieved of the obligation to follow the law?

C.R.

Topsecretk9...

Thanks, that solves the question regarding Norway.

LUN

"...more than $25 million each — came from two donors. They are ...and UNITAID, an international drug purchase organization formed by Brazil, France, Chile, Norway and Britain to help provide care for HIV-AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis patients in countries with high disease rates."

Mel

Don't know how I did that, but I mutt be a jinius.

Rocco

Jane

In Windows Movie Maker, click the "Task" button and look for Import Audio. Maybe?

Mel

Mr. Hitchens fixes his sights upon the coming Clinton Assistance Package. (LUN) via Drudge

narciso

You know I get too emotional about all of this, if I had a Far East byline, i'd be Spengler, well not really he's just gloom
and doom; what's become of Dr. Roubini, by
the way, actually I don't want to know.

You know I saw that Fox News feature, on
the Governor, remembered the line from Ash, 'she brings up all the cliches Europeans associate with W" (We'll keep that in mind, the next time your butt needs saving, which I'd guesstimate is soon)And then amidst the speculation of whether she'll seek national office again, was the picture of her carrying Trig from the plane on one of her trips, and my heart just broke. Then the anger returned about everything that has been said and done to her, mostly because she chose to keep that precious child,and Huckabee's flippancy (he's an ordained minister right)really burned through. How anyone, I don't care what your political differences are with her, like that fat fool Jonathan Allen was suggesting
rationalizes the Trig trutherism, and doesn't defend her is a sign that'something really does stink in Denmark':Thanks jean for the suggestion.

You know she hides it well, the Mama Grizzly and the Okhonitsa, but she must be bitter about this whole experience. Probably
extremely pissed off, is not far from the mark. I understand why she would hesitate to for another round of this. But she shows
no trace of this, although I can just imagine the exasperation in the Esquire interview, the ones who give the Gitmo terrorists. It'll be a great speech,at CPAC, she hasn't disappointed yet.a better shake than her.

Pofarmer

If by "Clean up Justice" you mean stop all those investigations against those nice Acorn folks, then, yeah, that's what I expect too.

Jane

Found that Boris, now I can't find the mike selection. All there is, is a blank window. I imported something but I can't hear it. And this is going to get old and boring for you very soon.

I'll keep trying.

Rick Ballard

Obama Supporters Accused of War Crimes

That's by direct observation by a Canadian law professor. Confirmation of the obvious, perhaps, but it's nice to see a Canadian stepping up. As did the International Red Cross wrt legitimate use of white phosphorous.

The Obama supporters aren't getting the usual breaks.

Rocco

Jane, now check the "Collections" button and if you see it click on it. When it shows up, click and drag it to the bottom and play it....Maybe?

BobS

"the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

section9

I want you all to take a good look at yourselves.

You all sat there and allowed a huge JOM thread to be jacked by a troll, probably one of Axelrod's Astroturfers. People I respect, like Pofarmer, narciso, Clarice, kim, etc., went right for the bait, and "john" walked out with a handful of shrunken heads.

Y'all ought to be horsewhipped. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. This was as close to a clean threadjacking as I've ever seen on J.O.M.; almost 670 posts, jacked by a troll with a killer style, and posing as a disillusioned Republican having a crisis of conscience about civilian casualties in Gaza. Plus he threw in the cherry on top about Palin, which was a dead giveaway to me that he'd been lurking the site for a while and he knew what buttons to push.

And you all fell for it. You all went for the bait because of your wounded pride.

Rubes and Easy Marks, the lot of you. Can we, like, not feed Moby next time?

Christ, narciso! At least YOU are supposed to pick up on this stuff. This was just painful to read. Sorry folks, but "john" walked away with all your lunch money.

Porchlight

Perhaps I shouldn't have fed the troll John. Well, sometimes you can't let these things slide as easily.

But narciso, I'm with you all the way. The most unpleasant and depressing thing about 2008 for me was not Obama's win, but the abhorrent media treatment of Palin (and her opponents' lascivious enjoyment of it). I still can't really think about it too much, it gets me so steamed up.

Pofarmer

Well jeez section 9. We wuz just havin a little fun.

Pofarmer

So porchlight, what's the answer to the media thingy?

BobS

It appears that evil will be allowed at the Obama DOJ and State. Its rigged already an has been pulled through to allow for more Clinton riches while allowing a leftist remake of DOJ that enables ACORN and the like. Fails to prosecute DEM pols and covers up all things Chicago.

It appears that Madame Secretary Clinton has alreay bulled through and will weild a sort of unchecked power never before seen. She slapped aside two Senators- one a ranking REP, the other a former DEM nominee for POTUS about fund raising. No the Clinton coffers will continue to fill as it benefits from Madame's newest conquest.

Meanwhile, Obama's puppeteer at Justice pulls the string that keep special pros off anything close to the One and, while redoing justice in a sorta 60's kind of ina gada da vida taste for who knows what schemes for prosecuting opponents, whilst protecting their own.

boris

Jane, I'll look into the audio stuff some more and get back if you still need some help. My only thought was Movie Maker is software with audio input that you already have, but it might be clunky.

Rocco

Last post Jane, off to bed... toggle back and forth between Task and Collections. You should see it in the left hand window, click on it there and it should show up in the bigger right hand screen. Then click and drag it to the bottom, where you should be able to play it in Movie Maker. Then you'd have to save it either to your puter or a cd...i think?

nite all

PeterUK

Section9,
We know it was a troll,in fact I have a pretty good idea which,but a man has to get a little plinking in now and again.
I like trolls,it is so nice to see a third rate mind with a first rate ego at work.

BobS

I'll never be able to parallel narisco's rants. he's got too many facts and historical knowledge in his arsenal. I still think he's a sock puppet for Professor Hanson. But thats my little problem.

Me? i'll be hanging out at the Sarah Palin branch of my beloved party. I'll go with her as i went with W and before like Reagan.

ONEHOBOimpeachedwifeandkid

'Mandel reportedly ignored the advice before fainting later.'

The MP is from Quebec and probably is for that coalition that couldn't be one cause no one voted for it, but should be so everyone will have to; he's not wanted. He's too old and a waste of time. Liberals in other provinces vote otherwise. Canada isn't all Israel and, in fact, is becoming more adult about the whole world and really tired of hearing about bodies. It's obvious Israel is using it's money and planes from the US to slaughter innocents.

Maybe he should secede?

Fithian

"This was as close to a clean threadjacking as I've ever seen on J.O.M."

Then you've sure missed a lot around here, section9.

sbw

Well, I just got back from taking my daughter to college. Missed the whole day on JOM.

Did I miss much? Seems like a good day to be incommunicado.

Porchlight

I don't know, Pofarmer. The ignoring strategy is certainly not working.

I'd like to see a more aggressive approach in a 2012 Palin campaign - not complaining about treatment (though she has every right), but a campaign that takes every opportunity to bring her message to the people, with big impact speeches that the media is forced to cover in their entirety. She should be all over talk radio at minimum.

She'll have one advantage in interviews if she runs in 2012 in that she won't be shackled by the McCain campaign and won't have to carefully shape her opinions to fit with his before answering.

narciso

What do we say to this: my bad doesn't quite cover it. In our collective defense, we see arguments like this, in the NY Times,
McClatchy, Chicago Tribune, just not in such a concentrated form of weapons grade
stupidity. Well were all taken in, that counts for something right, lawyers business analysts, retired investors, what is it you do again Bgates. That's what the narcisolator is for, right. It was TCO or semanticleo wasn't it. By the way, section your papers please, where were you when all of this was going on? Frankly we had run out of things to say, by around post 250.

High complement BobS, but I could never hope to reach the heights of Professor
Hanson. He along with Bernard Lewis were emeritus advisors on this seven year effort that seem to phasing out into something else. He has a clarity of vision and speech
that is unmistakable. If as Jane Mayer puts it, he was one of the talent scouts that help find Sarah, that alone we owe an enormous debt. However, I hold Jane Mayer's
writing to be up there with Lillian Hellman, everything including the 'and & the' is suspect Liz Smith piggybacked off that to say we had found our version of the "One" we were looking for, and I'll take that. postmodernist Mark Lilla used it as an indictment of the conservative
shallowness; there's something called projection, buddy. Before the "John of Arabia" I remarked on the book "the Spike"
by DeBorchgrave, to explain the world were
embarking on. He's long since become dotty on the subject, but when he was good he illustrated how something like the IPS worked. One would say he was a construct, but then again how to explain Conor
Friedersdorf, who repeats the same
arguments and is actually paid by someone. For that matter, how do you explain David Frum or Katherine Parker, and sound rational
about it.

bad

BobS, have you seen this piece by Jay Nordlinger? LUN

He agrees with you.

Fithian

Rick:

That pretty much blows the moral equivalence angle, doesn't it? Put it next to Jack Goldsmith, and you get a nice pair of bookends.

Fithian

sbw:

Was that your first child off to college? Did you have to retreat to the men's room to cry? Wasn't a slow day in the trenches, exactly, just not a very interesting day.

BobS

Why thanks bad. I've always liked Jay's work.

narciso

Yes sbw, after yesterday's performance, where you mistook me for that jackalope (aborrowing from early P.J. O'Rourke) Conor Friedersdorf, knowing even a fraction of what you know about me, would I ever make assertions like that without a blizzard of references, that would make Dennis Miller, go 'reverse all engines to starboard'. So what's the big news up at the Rome Sentinel.

Bad, I excerpted that part of his column here:
Consider one more public figure: Sarah Palin. I keep hearing and reading, in various quarters, that she is a “bimbo.” That is the word I hear about her, rather a lot: “bimbo.” This is a woman, of course, who has been married since her early 20s. She and her husband, Todd, have five children. Sarah is governor of her state; Todd works in the oil fields. From what anyone can tell, they delight in each other, and in their family. They seem almost an advertisement for monogamy: for the married life. And yet people say “bimbo.”

In a nation full of bimbos, Governor Palin is one of the few who aren’t.

It seems to me that the Left has won:utterly
and decisively. What I mean is, the
Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher mentality has prevailed. They decide what a person’s image is, and those images stick. They are the ones who say that Cheney’s a monster, W.’s stupid, and Palin’s a bimbo. And the country,apparently,
follows. (You were saying JM about how Tina's impression was so charming?)

I have a friend who teaches at a prominent university, and she says that, when Palin’s name is mentioned, the people laugh. In the course of the 2008 presidential campaign, an extraordinarily accomplished woman — more accomplished than most of the rest of us will ever be — was turned into a laughingstock.

What are the shaping institutions of American life? The news media.Entertainment television. The movies. Popular music. The schools, K through grad school. In whose hands are those institutions? In what areas do conservatives predominate? Country music, NASCAR, some churches? (Talk radio too, I suppose — no wonder so many on the left want to shut it down.)

I will be talking more about this in the coming weeks, months, and possibly years. Sidney Blumenthal once wrote a book called “The Rise of the Counter-Establishment” (meaning conservative associations and institutions). The counter-establishment needs to be tended, and beefed up.

A country that believes that Cheney’s a monster, W.’s stupid, and Palin’s a bimbo is a country with its head up its . . ."

Posted by: narciso | January 13, 2009 at 10:18 AM

C.R, I didn't get the answer back, what did your husband think about the group of students from his old alma mater, visiting D.C. at this time. Just the printable part please.

bad

narciso, I'm glad your mother is continuing to recover.

sbw, it is both sad and wonderful to take them back to school. Hope you made the most of the day.

clarice

Well, if Ambinder is right, there shouldn't be a housekeeper issue..the tax thing's another story:

"As for the housekeeper: she had an Employee Authorization Document at the time of her employment. Her authorization expired a few months before she stopped working for the Geithners. She was NOT an illegal immigrant; she was a legal U.S. resident, married to a U.S. citizen, and was later given her green card. The housekeeper nit we can dispense with fairly quickly: even anti-immigration Republicans believe that the rules are complex and the enforcement mechanisms flawed and arbitrary. Politically, maybe it matters that Geithner had a housekeeper; it probably doesn't."

BobS

narisco: I know its not the first time I've praised your musings here and they are sincere. Like alot of others, I'd like for you to share them with more the a small few of the like minded. Maybe you blog already, but if you don't, start. We need you. People grouping together will be the way to recapture the voice of conservatism to counteract DEM propoganda.

For example, Clarice posts regularly at AT, one of the most important conservative sites. She also has posted at PJM and has been linked on Real Clear Politics - an extremely balanced an fair political site.

The fact of the matter is that there are so many talented and informed scribes in here that ought to be read more than they are. And ALL of us must answer the call to action that can make sure our nation does not slide into the fetid swamp of old Europe and its leftist allies among Thomas Sowell's Anointed.

Jane

Rocco, Boris,

I've copied all your instructions and will try again tomorrow. I really appreciate it.

Stephanie

Climate Czar nominee Browner has ties to Carbon Offset company...

More incestuous relationships on the left...

LUN

clarice

Good gossip for you:
A friend called and asked us to dinner--He'd brought back a giant black truffle from France and was making linguine with butter, cream and truffles. Just as I left I read that George Will who lives two doors down from our host was having a dinner get together for The One and some conservative writers like Kristol and David Brooks.
Sure enough, as we pulled onto Grafton street, the place was swarming with secret service cars and personnel. Just as we left they were all leaving, too.
No sightings to report but there you have it..I ate dinner 2 doors away from PEBO tonight.

clarice

BobS, I'm old--any call to action better have a truffle or similar goodie attached to it.

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