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January 26, 2009

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Jane

Hey TM,

What is the status of your Typepad negotiations?

clarice

Some writers just haven't (a) caught on yet that there earlier works are archived, and(b)figured out how to google them to avoid what should be real embarrassment at being caught out as Krugman just was by you.

PaulL

Or, such writers may be fully aware that their old words are out there but will never reach a significant percentage of their current readership. That's what I think is going on, plus that Krugman is a shameless liar.

PaulL

Today the Luciferian HOBO is going to tackle global warming, which is caused by cars, as we all know. He's wanting a standard of 35 mpg. He should make it 70 mpg because that would be twice as good, and, say, 105 mpg in California to make Arnold happy.

Danube of Thought

The most recent glaring example I can think of was the lengthy NYTimes piece explaining how the housing bubble and the credit collapse were the fault of GW Bush. It was trivially easy to impeach the article thoroughly using nothing but previous writings from the NYTimes. I think they just assume that not many people will bother to drag up their earlier pronouncements.

TM, do you have any plans to tell us anything about changes to Typepad, or a switch from Typepad to something else?

Old Lurker

"He's wanting a standard of 35 mpg. He should make it 70 mpg because that would be twice as good, and, say, 105 mpg in California to make Arnold happy."

Ha ha. Good one PaulL. That is the debating device Rush uses so effectively to illustrate the unintended consequence of Minimum Wage Laws. "If $8 is good, why is $15 not better? $25..."

Amused bystander

Clarice: My but you have faith in Krugman's desire to at least appear to have integrity or fear of being embarrassed. I gather that he is "beyond" any such considerations. It is certain he feels himself to be above reproach (by the end of this administration he will no doubt feel that he is above just being approached too, at as it concerns the unannointed.)

I imagine that he figures anyone who had the ability to "google" out his hypocrisy and duplicity would just keep mum about it -- either that or he thinks (knows?) "they don't really matter". The whole sick crew is banking on the media just drowning dissent with lies, innuendo and personal attacks.

Nobel prize? Someday they will be putting them in crackerjacks boxes.

The arrogance of these people. While not the only cause of their supercilious hubris, the bubbles they live in -- bubbles paid for by the rest of us -- allow them to avoid not just reality at large, but basic human standards of comportment.


I am beginning to think that, come the Revolution, we should just shut down the Ivys, seize their endowments and put it toward the national debt.

Not there's a stimulus plan for you.

I am waiting for the day they revive Heraldry.

Sue

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-i-won-dont-listen-to-limbaugh>Check out the smug look on Pelosi's face in this picture over at Sweetness and Light.

Dicebucket

Danube of Thought: You are so right-on. The financial crisis was specifically caused by Democrats' taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and getting soaked with millions of dollars in the process.

Here's the TRUE story, starting with NYT's September 1999 article warning us about CLINTON's pushing sub-prime lending. (Yes, 1999!!!)

1999: Early Warning --New York Times:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DE7DB153EF933A0575AC0A96F958260

2003 - 2005: Calls call for more regulations; opponents poo-poo risk of any harm from sub-prime lending.
“Sub-prime loans are virtually riskless”: Franklin Raines, Fanny CEO
http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=184743

In 2005: Fannie Mae/Congressional Black Caucus relationship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ssb0&eurl=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/09/fannie_mae_and_congressional_d.html

2008: Wrap-up: Continuous warnings ignored, opponents block new regulations, culminating in bailout:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JsfMicOgufA

Aptera2e(googlecar)

The ONE HOBO tried, but China and India just are too bad and should stop polluting. He mentioned sustainable auto industry loans(5 years like Val) and green cars.

I think what the HOBO enjoyed most was outsmarting Willy and Hilly on those Chinese and India deals for cash. The government and banks just had to be fair with their loan criteria. It all worked out, especially for Citi.

Neo

I was often been said that the Bush/Cheney politcal strategy was “Keep’em scared and you can do anything,” but now “Keep’em scared and you can do anything” kind of sums up the entire Obama/Biden economic strategy.

The “politics of fear” has now been replaced with the “economics of fear”

Rich Berger

"I was often been said"-

I like that. Or did you mean bin Said?

Porchlight

Who's listening to Rush? We need a live blog thread...

Amused bystander

Neo: That is why they said this of Bush. It is what they would do. It was all a projection.

Not for one minute could they conceive of what Bush and Cheney were trying to accomplish. Never for a second did they think it was anything other than a power grab enabled playing on people's fear of another attack.

They just assumed that Buah had beat them to it.

now we are going to see them act in complete accordance with their beliefs. It will not be pretty.

Hope the country is watching.

PaulL

Rush just said that Obama wants him to fail.

Rick Ballard

You can listen on your computer here.

clarice

In one hour he will propose his own bipartisan stimulus plan.

Captain Hate

Rush is playing it pretty smart by coming up with a stimulus plan that will get the attention of the jug-eared punk.

Feturcretur

Why do we have to see shit when we listen to Rush? Same thing with some TV shows. I think they're partisan bigots who are a cult that wants to see things that aren't there and same seeing to anyone who doesn't give them cash. they used to just pain and do strokes and now it's weird accidents.

Tell the things that this was always the case, even when we listed back when radio first came out and they'll leave. Obama killed the Russians, Chinese and Indians and is a good guy.

Rich Berger

Feturcretur-

I'm guessing that English is not your native language. Either that or you are a comic genius.

Which is it?

Captain Hate

Feturcretur is your mind on drugs.

Porchlight

Rush just said that the designer who is redoing the WH for the Obamas is the same designer who redid the Merrill Lynch exec office suite that Obama was bitching about. LOL

Barney Frank

Rich and Cap'n,
I think if you were to insert the usual luciferian and HOBO references into fetur's post you would recognize who he is.

Charlie (Colorado)

Dare we say it?

You bet.

clarice

Hi, Chaco. I miss you so much.

Mustang0302

Here's a truly funny look into the fevered imagination of a moonbat...

US Airways Flight 1549...What Really Happened.

BHO probably dreamed the same scene.


verner

Charlie...Smooch Smooch.

clarice

The Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Pkg:
Let Obama spend 54% of the trillion on infrastructure projects
46% of it will go for capital gains and cirporate tax cute.
See what works fastest..

Jane

Not a bad plan -

Jane

Stupid question alert:

I don't recall ever seeing any evidence of Blago wrongdoing. Is this entire impeachment based on the press conference of Patrick Fitzgerald, or have I forgotten something?

Porchlight

Rush's stimulus plan really is so simple and the 46% in tax cuts might really work. Too bad Obama won't take him up on it.

clarice

If so, Jane, you and I forgot the same thing.

narciso

Good start, probably won't go for it.

Elliott

I don't know precisely what the impeachment is based on, but I believe the testimony at Rezko's trial implicated Blago in the hospital board malfeasance.

Ranger

I don't recall ever seeing any evidence of Blago wrongdoing. Is this entire impeachment based on the press conference of Patrick Fitzgerald, or have I forgotten something?

Posted by: Jane | January 26, 2009 at 01:24 PM

Actually, no, just about 2/3ds of it is. IIRC there are 11 counts in the impeachment, 8 of which relate to Fitz's presser. The other three relate to actually significant disputes between the legislature and Blago, where he basically ignored the legislatures actions or committed the state to spend funds without any budget approval from the legislature (this is the issue with the drug re-importation from Canada, where Blago essentially committed the state to spend money on the prorgram as part of a larger, multi-state deal, without ever getting the legislature to approve the money. But fair warning, that is just recollecting off the top of my head.)

Ranger

Rush just pointed out the fundimentally eugenic logic of Pelosi's desire to spend money on controception programs in the stimulus package (too many poor people are being born, so the states are over burdened so this spending will reduce the number of poor people being born).

Jane

Ranger,

Thanks. It would be interesting to see what the precedent is for those sorts of actions. O must be in a bit of a hole here. If he goes to tough on Blago he will sing like a bird. I think they are setting him up so when he does sing, they can all just say he is crazy.

Ann

"one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government." Nancy Pelosi


How does birth control square with illegal immigration Nancy?

Wouldn't you love to here Comrade Nancy's answer! She really is frightening.

Mel

Jane-

That's it in a nutshell, the only other reason, as Ranger accurately laid out, is that the Legislature was bypassed and couldn't extract its pound of flesh.

Blagojevich IS holding the nuclear trigger, and by going national, is tainting the larger jury pool. He's threatening everyone he's ever dealt with, in my opinion.

Jane

Blagojevich IS holding the nuclear trigger, and by going national

Good. I am more convinced than ever that every person in the elected club is doing the exact same thing.

Porchlight

I think you're right, Jane - but if "he's crazy" is the only pre-emptive defense that can be mustered, his future rat-ees must be pretty scared.

Already we're seeing articles psychoanalyzing him:

Blagojevich not crazy, experts say - but he may have narcissistic personality disorder

centralcal

Question is, what will it take to make Blago pull that trigger?

Jane

WEll if he is smart (and I think he is) he is going to have to dole it out slowly in exchange for less jail time. So it could take a while.

Jane

New Kass up LUN

clarice

I love the new moniker ,Gov Nosferatu..

Jane

Sorry, that was yesterday.

bgates

Fun article, Porch. Their first expert is a guy who thinks Rod should have given his daughter a state job. The third expert, "who leans Republican, declined to talk about Blagojevich specifically, but he did allow this: “It seems like the political culture of Illinois is being at least affected, if not influenced, by a slight degree of narcissism.”"

I'm just glad that quality isn't more widespread. It could so easily affect the President, but instead humility and a desire to serve others are two of the thirty seven virtues in which he is superior to every human being who has ever lived.

clarice

Heh,bgates! I am sured Amused Bystander would disagree..

narciso

Actually, the way Blago puts it, Quinn & Madigan are the bloodsuckers, a round of popcorn for everybody. Way to go, Blago, I'll admit Fitz derangement syndrome has something to with it, the enemy of my enemy.

Amused bystander

No, not amused. Not at all.

Amused bystander

BTW, they was a rather curious circumlocution of of that "Republican".

There is actually a wry one left? who knew?

matt

I think the Nazis proposed similar plans to Ms. Pelosi, as I recall. That should be put out there. It's truly a scary thought.

As to the Jack in the Blagojevich case, this is just getting better and better. I want to know when he starts naming names. Illinois is definitely entering a whole new arena of political theater. Are we going to get round the clock coverage from the CNN/ABC/Fox/NBC/PBS news crews? This is orders of magnitude more interesting than OJ.

Re: Krugman - hang him with his own words and those of the Times. Is there a web site like Biased BBC for the NYT? There should be.

Amused bystander

they=that

Amused bystander

matt: Newsbusters people had something like that, it morphed into Newsbusters.

That was quite a while ago.

narciso

You could also check out Clay Walters's Times Watch, and Don Luskin. who was practically Krugman's stalker back when he was predicting
a recession back in 2003 at the beginning of the boom after the last one. Just like the whole brouhaha over the dismissing of Kristol from the Times op ed page, after some minor quibbles, Greg Mitchell at the Huff Po, raises
the cardinal sin, he not only promoted Sarah after the Weekly Standard cruise, but stuck up for her afterwards; the nerve of him.

Enlightened

Huh? Well, now Woodward is insinuating that Team Bambi has a scandal still brewing????

Hot Air linked to a Huffpo article about it...


"Appearing on the Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Bob Woodward offered a rather cryptic prediction of scandal that will plague the Obama White House.

"This may be tantalizing but vague," said the Washington Post scribe. "I don't think the nanny or household tax problems and so forth BLAGO are over for the Obama administration..."

Matthews pressed ever so slightly for more information, but Woodward did not oblige: "I say it's not over."

narciso

They serve the same function that McClatchy Watch does for the Herald, and the AD News, Patterico does with less focus on the LA
Times, Sherkasky's Sound Politics does for the Seattle papers.

Jane

I think the Obama administration might get brought down by scandal. There certainly are enough brewing. The real question is how long the media can act as a shield.

Jane

Let's help Capt ed. He's linked to a query page on the stimulus package where you can search what is in it. He's looking for some help sorting it out.

Jane

oops. LUN

Jane

US Embassy attacked in Yemen.

Stephanie

Ed wants help in separating the smaller turds from the bigger ones? They are still turds...
with maybe a kernel of corn or two to make it purdy...

I know, he wants to call attention to the ones most likely to rile the electorate for a rallying defense...

but come on... a turd is still a turd.

Enlightened

Well, I be PO'd at the US in Yemen too if I knew 94 terrorists were heading back to Yemen....and getting back to Holder and his Yemeni "lawyerly" connections...Yessir, thank goodness Bambi is at the helm - all that hatred for the US is gonna change into unicorns and rainbows sooner than we all thought....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-01-24-voa9.cfm

"Yemen's president says his country is preparing to take back 94 Yemeni prisoners from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh told Yemeni security officials Saturday the U.S. will release the prisoners within the next three months, and promised to make sure they do not escape and rejoin extremists groups."

jimmyk

Krugman seems to believe Obama's claim that the economy won't grow (ever again!) in the absence of a government "stimulus" program. How else to explain the view that all those jobs represent net creation. Whereas I guess Bush jobs don't count because the private sector would have created them anyway. Maybe Krugman is onto something: Under Republican administrations, economies will grow in the absence of stimulus programs, but with a Democratic congress and president, the baseline growth is zero.

Amused bystander

Krugman: He is most likely talking about academic "employment".

Seriously, Krugman could not profitably run a noodle stand in downtown Bejing.

Letting him have a say about this "package" is like hiring a blind man to be you to be your interior decorator.

matt

did anyone see Stephanopoulis' interview of Nancy Pelosi yesterday?

Apparently, her answers were absolutely mind boggling. Any analysis would be helpful.

Dale

Applying common sense reasoning in order to explain faults in elite thought paradigms is like trying to use an abacus to solve e=mc2. Sounds logical doesn't it? Shame on you for trying to alienate the left from relating to the new power structure.

Stephanie

Brings new meaning to the meme...

Come to the dark side, we have cookies.

And just how did Google and You Tube get awarded all this business with the WH? I didn't see any competitive bids and if I were one of the other video posting sites, I'd sue. Their ad revenue is gonna spike upwards with this...

LUN

matt

didn't Yemen have a major jail break some months back? That just makes me all arm and fuzzy.

60 Yemeni terrorists being re-exported back to to their nest of vipers. With the country's history, it would seem to be time to wall it off and not let anyone in or out.

PD

Ever notice how when people like Pelosi make the claim that fewer people around would be better, they stop short of volunteering themselves for the effort?

Barney Frank

Wouldn't a better title for this thread be "Old Trogs, New Dicks, All Change"?

Neo

Bob Woodward offered a rather cryptic prediction of scandal that will plague the Obama White House.

I have this wierd feeling that Fitz wants to show that he is bipartisan. We haven't heard a real significant pep out of the Rezko proffering, so there must be dynamite out there.

Has anyone seen or heard anything about holding over any Bush DOJ appointees ?

Neo

they stop short of volunteering themselves for the effort

I thought that if every "tree hugger" would stop breathing for say .. 30 minutes ...

Stephanie

Ever notice how when people like Pelosi make the claim that fewer people around would be better, they stop short of volunteering themselves for the effort?

Sounds like she should be living in a cave in Pooockeestan doesn't she? They share alot of the same goals...

Rick Ballard

"but with a Democratic congress and president, the baseline growth is zero"

They jigger the numbers right out of the chute. The Romer/Bernstein analysis which TM linked forecasts a drop of 2.157 million jobs from 2008Q4 average by 2010Q4 "without stimulus" and then subtracts that number from the "with stimulus" number to get their 3.674 "increase". The estimated 2010Q4 total employment of 137,550 is lower than the 2007Q4 number. That's not much of a "gain" for a trillion bucks.

Enlightened

"With the country's history, it would seem to be time to wall it off and not let anyone in or out."

Oh no - that won't do in the Bambi Regime. No meanies allowed. After the people that can't be tortured or captured or killed are finished with their mayhem against the US - well then it's time for Direct Talks.

That of course comes after redistributing my money to the Common Good and, peeing in El Rushbo's cornflakes.

Yessir - what a miraculous change. I'm so blinded by the light.

narciso

Ok, on the absurd side of things, Matt Damon is going to debate Bill Kristol on Iraq; you can't make that up, why would one want to.

Stephanie

Ok, on the absurd side of things, Matt Damon is going to debate Bill Kristol on Iraq; you can't make that up, why would one want to.

Actually, BigHollywood has offered Matt $100k to debate... I don't think he has the guts to do it. But it is good to see these folks being called out for their hyperbole.

clarice

If Obama is brought down by scandal we'll have President Chia. Good grief!

What would be nice is to have him so slowed down by scandal that he cannot get his cockamamie stimulus plan thru--or any of his other leftist domestic farces.

clarice

About that Yemen bombing, wasn't Plame's boss or something sent there?
And yes, Yemeni jihadis we returned there have escaped.
It's a foolish, backward little place, let's just throw it against the wall as an example to the others.

Stephanie

Ummm that would be Chia II...

LUN

Enlightened

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narciso

Who was her boss again, in the CPD of the CIA. I believe his name was something Wolf, he later ended up as security chief at the DOE, where according to Susskind he wanted to share all technical details of nuclear technology, what a fool. Damon is quite a fool, worthy of the engaging portrayal made of him in "Team America; World Police", and of course, his stupidity was proven yet again for his willingness to believe ridiculous claims about . . .He's in some upcoming film about Iraq, based on a Saddam loving Washington Post reporter's self serving and distorted account of the first
years of the war.

PeterUK

Looks like Obama is moving all the pieces back to square one so the Jihad can start up again,only this time with a better chance.

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

Do you think President LePetomane Chia would hire Mel Brooks as his chef speech writer? If SloJo had an off day, Mel could slip right into character and fill in.

Enlightened

Ok trying again...

Sooo...US Embassy in Yemen attacked - actually a checkpoint near the embassy...and Pakistani's REALLY not diggin on Bambi. Gateway Pundit has some photos of lots of Islamist Paki's protesting against Bambi...

I'm feeling the love.

In the meantime, I wonder if Bambi has issued his community organizing orders to Susan Sarandon? Last I heard, she claimed he was Jesus and she was waiting for him to organize "the community"....and hey - has anyone started a list of slaves Demi Moore has pledged to get released? She did pledge to release a million slaves in 5 years...so she must be working hard on getting her 16K+ monthly quota?

Breibart should offer up some $$$ for Demi's List!

And $$$ for to ask Sarandon if she is invited to The Sermon On The Mount???????

clarice

HEH,Rick...Mel or any drunk with an inability to monitor his verbal outpourings.

Elliott

I hope you had a good birthday, Enlightened.

Jane

Well if Biden becomes president we will surely be attacked but I'm not sure he is as much of a socialist as Bambi.

Stephanie

House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi plans to resign from his powerful post tomorrow and depart the North End legislative seat he has held for three decades, saying yesterday that he is proud of his record and is departing with his "head high" despite ongoing ethics controversies swirling around him.

DiMasi - the third consecutive Massachusetts speaker to leave under a cloud - was reinstalled as speaker three weeks ago. But he has remained under public scrutiny, an Ethics Commission investigation, and a pair of grand juries looking at the influence-peddling allegations involving his close friends.

Cue up the Queen retrospective on the IPOD...

LUN

Stephanie

Well if Biden becomes president we will surely be attacked but I'm not sure he is as much of a socialist as Bambi.

Short term pain for longer term gain?

"You arrogant ass. You've killed us." (Hunt for Red October)

Solves the "throw the bums out" problem.

MayBee

Harkin (D) surprises with an anti-Geithner speech.

Enlightened

Elliott you know my birthday how?

I worked around the house all day cuz I'm having a dinner party Thurs...and I am going to make Clarice's recipe for salmon risotto....

Neo

IIRC there are 11 counts in the impeachment, 8 of which relate to Fitz's presser.

I watched the dust up between Gerardo Rivera and some Illinois state dude (moderated by Neil Cavuto) on FNC.

The reason that Blago can't call any witnesses in regard to the Fitz presser is because none of the counts are in regard to the criminal Fitz doings, but then again they appear to have everything to do with it.

There seems to be a Catch-22 game going on with this impeachment that eventually will make Illinois look like the "Arm Pit of America", as if Obama hasn't already done that with his buddies.

Jane

Elliott you know my birthday how?

I think Elliott has a calender with all of our birthdays etched into it. It constantly amazes me.

Elliott

You told us a few weeks ago.

clarice

Enlightened..I hope it works out well for you. If you've any questions buzz me..If I can find you on this TP monstrosity which TM informs me he can do little to effect change on. *sigh*

Let's pay cathyf a lot of money to come up with a work around..

Stephanie

Barack Obama's administration may be promising the "greatest ethical standard ever administered to an executive branch," and increased transparency over his predecessor, but it seems to be forgoing at least one transparency practice that was routine in the Bush White House— transcripts of the daily press briefing.

Hmmmm....

Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that the guy was totally inept, too...

LUN

Neo

Do you think President LePetomane Chia would ...

We'll all need a "shit load of dimes"

clarice

MSM is still avoiding all those subpoenas to O's staff. Now, I realize getting a subpoena to a grand jury is hardly proof of wrongdoing, but compare this with the FitzdeSoeil two years ago here.

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