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April 16, 2009

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Stealth Gay Academic Conservative

I believe they prefer the term "nautical resource reallocation facilitators."

Broadsword

Who the hell is Mort Con Drake?

clarice

It was a particularly good monologue, I agree.

PMII

When I heard it on the radio, I thought it was really good. Now, seeing it in print, I have to chance my mind, it wasn't good, it was great.

Rick Ballard

"He was worried about the order he had given to wipe out three teenagers on the high seas, black Muslim teenagers."

I doubt it. He has facilitated black babies being ripped apart in utero for his entire slimy political career. Ordering the black teenagers' heads blown off would have been no big deal. I still doubt whether he understood the end result anyway. When Rahm Emanuel set up this "first test" on his visit to Kenya after the election, I doubt that blowing black teenagers heads off was on the "probable outcome" list. The problem is that the Kenyan money men who provide the shipping information to the "village elder" filth in Somalia who direct the piracy must have tipped the "elders" that the Maersk pirates were not going to be coming home. I surmise that the expected outcome involved "international justice" after the pirates were taken into custody, with the FBI having successfully negotiated their surrender.

The Kenyan dirty money men and the Somali "elders" just don't have a firm enough grasp on the 'Chicago way' yet.

ShyAsrai

RE: "I believe they prefer the term "nautical resource reallocation facilitators." ~ Posted by: Stealth Gay Academic Conservative

ROFLMAO - i'm stealing that one! perfect!

Captain Hate

Mort is such a squish; I used to like him on McLaughlin's group when I could stand watching it until I started counting the times I would've told the host with the obnoxiously loud sportcoats and the shrew named Eleanor to STFU and it rapidly hit triple digits. On the plus side, it was the first show where I saw Laura Ingraham and I quickly appreciated how irritated she could make Clift, almost enough to make her fly off on her broom early.

Appalled

Well, I'll just say the comment is as fair as Krugman's downthread, and let it go at that. (Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Sue

Now wasn't that sweet of the right Rev. Wright to not preach his hate on the days the Obamas were in church?

boris

as fair as Krugman's

Except Rush is obviously mocking CW rather than exploiting it. Also Rush didn't attribute any fake quotes to Obama or Mort.

bad

You're so right about Obama's church attendence, Appalled. Obama's own statements regarding his attendence are contradictary. He tells a Chicago paper he attends every Sunday then after the Wright sermons surface, he tells Newsweek his daughter made church attendence too difficult and he was only attending once a month.

But the Obamas were married a long time before they had any children so that was a lot of years when "every Sunday" was possible.

But I'm sure Wright's infamous sermons were not part of his overall views because preachers are famous for preaching fiery sermons on things they don't believe and would never discuss outside of the pulpit with someone who was seeking spiritual guidance.

Pofarmer


(Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Yeah, well, nobodies seen his birth certificate either, or his college transcripts, or............

Captain Hate

The media avoided any investigation into what Bammers heard from Wright like the plague. Moyers gave a tongue-bath interview to Wright that was completely lacking in anything hard-hitting or confrontational. Even O'Reilly backed off of doing anything but expressing mild skepticism at Barry Dunham's weak arguments that none of Wright's tirades entered those massive ears.

bad
And in one previously undisclosed episode, the N.S.A. tried to wiretap a member of Congress without a warrant, an intelligence official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact — as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 — with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance, the official said. The agency then sought to eavesdrop on the congressman’s conversations, the official said.

The official said the plan was ultimately blocked because of concerns from some intelligence officials about using the N.S.A., without court oversight, to spy on a member of Congress.

Does anyone know the congress critter talked about here?

LUN

Dennis D

So the way to stop black armed teens is with Navy Seal snipers? When do they arrive in Philly?

hickosaurus

Can you imagine for one moment, the outrage from the left if George Bush had given the order?

Pofarmer

Well, bad, you'd have to find the members of that delegation.

Jane

Well I hope they are looking into Congressman McGovern's ties with FALN.

clarice

bad, look for the congressional delegation to Syria, I think.

Strawman Cometh

There were a lot of cong. delegations to the mideast in 2005 - 06. My first guess would have been Keith Ellison (D-Islam Minnesota), but he wasn't elected until 2006.

clarice

There was the Pelosi led one in 2008:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,263864,00.html

bear1909

Soetoro looks pre-occupied because he hasn't had a bowel movement since taking that dump on-stage at his Inauguration in front of our Supreme Court's Chief Justice.

His doofus daughter actually gave the hapless Soetoro a big thumbs up. ROFLMAO.

This is going to be fun to watch his birth certificate come out of the woodwork. Our walking-sight-gag-in-chief has been so H-A-D!!!

Sue

Seriously? You have to bring up his children to fight the policies of the man? There are doofuses and then there are doofuses...

bad

Speaking of daughters, amie Foxx has a 14 year old daughter, but this is how he treats someone else's 16 year old daughter:

The Oscar-winning 'Ray' actor, 41, lashed out at Cyrus, 16, on his satellite radio show on Sunday after a listener of 'The Foxxhole' brought up the young star's aged beef with Radiohead. He called Cyrus a "little white bi**h" for being mildly upset about not getting to meet the British band at the Grammy Awards and advised her to "make a sex tape and grow up." But that wasn't the worrst of it. After making fun of the 'Hannah Montana' star's showy gums, Foxx told his listeners Cyrus should "get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan and start seeing a lesbian and get some crack in your pipe. Catch chlamydia on a bicycle seat."

I'm waiting for the president to call for him to be fired as he did when Imus was racial.

Sue

bad,

I hope you aren't holding your breath. Foxx has apologized and that should be the end of that, doncha know?

Ranger

(Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Posted by: Appalled | April 16, 2009 at 09:11 AM

Well, unless you count the Audacity of Hope sermon that brought Barry to tears as a young man. You remember that one, where Wright declares that "This is a world... where white folks' greed runs a world in need." It is important to note the fundimentally racist character of this sermon, because Wright does not refer to "rich folks' greed" but "white folks' greed." Obama understood it to be openly racist as well, because it is this specific language that he repeats in his books. The fact that he chose this title for both his keynote address at the 2004 national convention and as the title of his second autobiography indicates how deeply Obama has embraced this racist view of the world.

Ignatz

Well, I'll just say the comment is as fair as Krugman's downthread, and let it go at that. (Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Wish I could import one of those eye rolling emoticons here.

For a month or so Appalled you were soundng kind of sensible, but for the last couple of weeks you're trending more towards Semanticleo before he's imbibed his morning constitutional.

bad

Sue, I know the president will not let this go because he has daughters just as he had daughters and was offended on their behalf when Imus was out of line.

MayBee

Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons'

We know he was at the Hiroshima sermon.

Joe Larsen

Since when did Rush become concerned with 1) blacks, 2)Muslims 3)Somali's?????????

Did I miss something in the last twenty years?

Oh now I remember, it was when our country overwhelmingly voted in a 1) black, 2)Muslim. Two out of three ain't bad.

Ranger

The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact — as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 — with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance, the official said. The agency then sought to eavesdrop on the congressman’s conversations, the official said.

What is missing from this is a key bit of information about where the "eavesdroping" was to take place. There is not need for a warrent to conduct electronic "eavesdropping" of a US citizen outside the territory of the United States. If the plan was to listen in while the congress critter was outside US territory, then the quesiton is a seperation of powers and a political one, not a 4th amendment one.

Pofarmer

Wasn't it Rockefeller who took the trip to Syria right before the Iraq invasion?

Sue

Did I miss something in the last twenty years?

Yes.

clarice

Po--yes but that was too early..Could it have been Kerry? I recall he went there before the election.

bad
Joining Porter on the trip will be Rep. Melissa Hart (R-PA), Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-MO).

While the group will be conducting official congressional business by day, at night, Porter (keyboards) will be joined by his "Second Amendments" bandmates Weldon (bass), Peterson (guitar and lead vocals), McCotter (lead guitar) and Hulshof (drums) to perform for the troops.

This is interesting but I'm betting the person is not in this group. LUN

bad

Mar 20, 2005:

U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett will join a bipartisan Senate delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid traveling to the Middle East.

The delegation will review security, economic and political issues in the region.

Bennett, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, plans to meet with senior foreign officials, U.S. Foreign Service and military personnel on the ground, and Utah soldiers serving in the area.

Also going on the trip will be senators Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn.; Ken Salazar, D-Colo.; Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; and Patty Murray, D-Wash.

The delegation will be traveling through the week.

LUN

Danube of Thought

"Did I miss something in the last twenty years?"

It's only mid-April, but I'm nominating that one as the funniest post of calendar 2009.

Danube of Thought

Mort is the proto-centrist, a worthy successor to David Gergen. One cn listen to him for decades without discerning a single principle informing his judgments.

And I'm still waiting for the chorus of "creating more pirates."

bad

DoT, I admire your perseverence in dealing with a couple of the nutjobs at Tapper. They give me a headache.

Danube of Thought

Well, blow me down. I sent my most recent post without reading the entire Rush transcript; I was unaware that (a) Rush hit the creating-more-pirates theme, and (b) David R. Gergen was actually featured.

Thanks, Bad--as you may have noticed, I go way over the top with those dopes, but it's a lot of fun. Not a lot of intellectual heft over there.

bad

2006 trip to Irag:

Blunt is traveling with a congressional delegation including fellow Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves; Sen. George Allen, R-Va.; House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.

LUN

verner

Y'all have got to see this Page Six item on CNBC. Zucker and the scum bag who has driven GE into the ground are complaining that CNBC has become the "OBAMA BASHING" network. LUN

Further, the White House is FURIOUS over the tax protests generated by Santelli!

Heh heh, wonder what good news those internal polls are revealing!

On a lighter note, did everybody see Anderson Cooper's tea bagging quip? That's a topic he'd know about alright. If they only knew how pathetic and lame they looked.

MayBee

Did Jim McDermott go anywhere during that timeframe?
He has demonstrated his willingness to be a useful idiot.

bad

Hey verner, I just finished reading that and laughed.

How is your town doing in the recovery process? You are in my prayers.

DrJ

Since we are talking about humor and teabagging, somehow this seems apropos:

Ouch!

PD

(Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Ranger's already pointed out that Obama was at the Audacity of Hope sermon, and if you want the documentary proof provided by Obama himself, check Dreams from My Father, chapter 14.

clarice

Ouch is right, Dr J.
Jim McDermott would have been my guess, too,MayBee esp after his prewar trip to Iraq.

bad

2007, Syria:

Pelosi is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Chairman Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), Rep. David Hobson (R-Ohio) and Ellison.

LUN

Sue

urther, the White House is FURIOUS over the tax protests generated by Santelli!

By White House, do they mean Obama or just people who knew about the tax protests but managed to keep Obama from knowing about them? I'm confused, you see, because White House during the Bush years meant Bush. Bush's cabinet during the Bush years meant Bush. Bush's tailor meant Bush. With Obama, it depends on what the polls say about whether Obama knows something or not.

Ranger

Well, if I had to guess, I would say the contact probably involved Hamas. So, trips to Syria would be the place to start.

clarice

Well put, Sue. But if the "WH" is furious now, wait a couple of months....The blush is certainly off the rose.

clarice

I agree, ranger..PLUS the Dems have been trolling a ratline there for a couple of years now.

pagar

CNBC has become the "OBAMA BASHING" network

Meanwhile, The Communist News Network puts their 2 cents in.

Yesterday, CNN "reporter" Susan Roesgen harassed protesters yesterday at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party Protest. Susan slammed the event for being "anti-government," "anti-CNN," and "not really family viewing."

Danube of Thought

That Roesgen woman is truly a rank amateur, embarrassingly so. I suspect her on-air career will be short-lived--not because her bosses don't like her viewpoint, but because she' just plain awkward.

MayBee

Susan Rosegen surfaced after CNN blanketed New Orleans after Katrina.
I suspect someone high up in the news department had an embarrassing affair with her and gave her a job to shut her up.

Pofarmer

Well, the Roesgen interview is instructive. It shows the idea that, Heh, if the govt is throwning money at you, you should be absolutely thrilled about it. "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."

Charlie (Colorado)

(Remember, nobody ever proved that Obama was at any of Wright's infamous sermons.)

Because, somehow, he missed them all in 20+ years of attending the church.

clarice

MayBee, that sounds about right to me. It's the sort of thing CBS used to do--though they had the wit to put them in off camera slots.

Charlie (Colorado)

On a lighter note, did everybody see Anderson Cooper's tea bagging quip?

Hell, did you see the David Shuster bit? Cooper just made one remark, Shuster did a minute of off-color dick jokes. Gutfield ran it on Red Eye last night.

clarice

Gutfield is on too late for me..Is it on video anywhere? I do like him very much. I just find that I need to sleep now and then.

StrawmanCometh

Clarice,
Gutfeld is a hoot. You can view some of the Redeye fun LUN

clarice

Thanks, Strawman--it was a great Greg-a-logue. I love this"Shuster's like an 8-year-old boy who can't stop sniffing his fingers."

UglyAmerican-thank you

Old Mort:I was in church with him on -- same church as -- on -- on Sunday

Old Mort and Hussein Obama should have been in Mosque together; Old Mort and the other Beltway sissy. Perhaps a mosque in Turkey or Syria.

MayBee

MayBee, that sounds about right to me. It's the sort of thing CBS used to do--though they had the wit to put them in off camera slots.

Funny you should mention CBS, because I thought of Les Moonves and Julie Chen right after I hit "post".

Fresh Air

I was at the Chicago protest and didn't see anything that wasn't "family viewing." In fact, there were a lot of families there. My favorite sign was held by a little girl: "Government doesn't create jobs, it CREMATES them!"

Anyway, the press, such as it was, was barely in evidence. No doubt looking at people speaking the truth about Spanky the Socialist and holding American flags hurts their eyes.

Stephanie

Speaking of Roesgen... "looks like ya gots a bit of yer own back, now dearie"...

to quote Ms. Doolittle...

I'm sure that's who Roesgen felt like she was talking to down to...


LUN

Fresh Air

Oh my. I just watched that video Stephanie linked. I am shaking with anger right now. That broad is a reporter? Defending the $400 tax cut and the $50 billion to Illinois in pork? Un-freaking-believable!

Obnoxious. Intellectually dishonest. Ad hominem attacks. Everything I hate about the Mediacrat scum is right there in one place.

Jane

I never knew what "teabagging" meant. Thank goodness for the Greg-alogue.

fdcol63

I'm ready for the "douche-bagging" to begin.

Seems like they're ALL douches in DC now.

fdcol63

" .. in DC ... "

Sorry to all of you other DC residents. I didn't mean to imply I felt that way about all of you.

I specifically meant Congress people, to include some staffers.

My bad.

fdcol63

So ... CNN, MSNBC, and the White House what to blame the tea party phenomenon on FOX News and other assorted Conservative or Republican troublemakers.

Now we have Zucker blaming it on Rick Santelli, at CNBC.

Can't they get their meme/lie straight?

LOL

Thomas Collins

Obama to push Senate to ratify inter-American arms trafficking treaty. See LUN.

Patrick R. Sullivan

Keith Hennessey, who held the same job in the Bush Admin that Larry Summers now has with Obama, has started blogging. Here he gives a good history of tax revenues since the end of WWII.


Enlightened

Hey! Is this what Bambi meant about discussions with no preconditions?

Rahm Emanuel: Obama Laying Down Law To Netanyahu

By M.J. Rosenberg - April 16, 2009, 11:12AM
Shimon Shiffer, the Yedioth Achronoth correspondent and one of Israel's top journalists, is reporting today that Rahm Emanuel told a top Jewish organizational figure that President Obama intends to see a Palestinian state created during his first term.

"In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister," Shiffer quotes Emanuel as saying.

More details here including the President's decision to be "out of town" when Netanyahu comes to Washington for the AIPAC conference.

I'll try to find a link in English. So far, the story is only in Hebrew"


Isn't he just sooo special.

fdcol63

There won't be a Palestinian state as long as Iran is a nuclear threat.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

If there is any accuracy to the reporting on Emmanuel's comments, I predict some shifting alignments within the democrat party.

Dave

OT: John Madden is retiring to spend more time with his food. Er, I mean family.

Amos

hickosaurus -

At about this very same time in the Bush administration, we were dealing with the Chinese Hainan Island EP-3 incident. I distinctly remember Progressives going nuts and blaming Bush for the whole thing.

And that was caused when a Chinese top gun forgot that there were wings between his cockpit and the Americans'.

So, yes. I can well imagine how Progressives would behave if Bush did this.

Old Lurker

Patrick, that link is very good. Those graphs should be committed to memory.

verner

I read Roesgen's bio.

She went to college in MONTANA.

Ted Turner has a ranch in MONTANA


Tea bagging indeed.

It's the only explanation. How else could such a milk toast phony get a job on a major cable network.

clarice

Roesgen is however very scelte with a very good haricut and makeup..It's too much to ask her to actually know anything after all the work that takes.

clarice

**sVelte**haircut..

verner

I don't know why Obama thinks he can push Israel around like a swifter mop.

Unlike Obama, they know their enemy.

To the valiant IAF pilots who will soon be called upon--fly fast, drop straight, and may some of you get home alive.

The world will owe you a huge debt. Even if the a-hole who bows to a Saudi king condemns your nation for it--the American people are on your side.

Jane

If there is any accuracy to the reporting on Emmanuel's comments, I predict some shifting alignments within the democrat party.

I dunno - that stuff rarely seems to make a difference for some odd reason.

Stephanie

Umm... I went out with Ted once. ONCE.
He doesn't handle rejection well, and he treats women like they belong under the soles of his tiny little shoes... IYKWIMAITYD. ;)

Sue

I had to look up "teabagging" to see what the sexual reference was. www.urbandictionary.com if you don't know and want to know. I get the "Cooper would know" reference now.

Porchlight

Wow, Stephanie. I don't have anything good to say about Ted Turner except that I am eternally indebted to him for Turner Classic Movies, which is pretty much the only channel I watch.

clarice

Teabagging is a word that St Albans boys learn in junior high school sex ed. Never let it be said that our political elites are clueless.

And then there's Around the World.

Rick Ballard

OL,

I second your commendation of Patrick's link. The wonder of it all is that the ever increasing government take in taxes has still left us with infrastructure maintenance problems.

It's almost as if most of the additional money has gone to transfer payments filling the wants of the nonproductive.

Captain Hate

Umm... I went out with Ted once. ONCE.

Holy carp; what's the world coming to with de wimmens here? First Jane (iirc) dropped that she went out with scumbucket and now murderer Phil Spector's hopefully semi-normal cousin; again a singular event. And now this revelation!! I'm not sure whether I should be glad of not having done such a dumbass thing or whether I oughta go banging strippers this weekend.

bad, please tell me you never did something dumb like fell for any of Slick's hilljack lines. That would be one image shot clear to hell.

btw, I'm really upset that so many are claiming not to know what teabagging means; I've mentioned at least twice that if I ever catch Bammers on the basketball court that will be his fate.

Porchlight

It's almost as if most of the additional money has gone to transfer payments filling the wants of the nonproductive.

And bigger and bigger government which in turn employs the nonproductive.

Sue

Capt'n,

Until I knew what it was, I didn't know what you meant.

mumble...where people come up with all these silly...grumble...teabaggin'...hrrmph...

fdcol63

I don't know ...... Anderson doesn't have a "pair", and none of the moonbats he pals around with have any, either.

Hard to teabag in this case.

pagar

It's not the teabagging-it's the activities.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted "tea party" protests yesterday, labeling the activities "despicable" and shameful."

verner

Holy carp; what's the world coming to with de wimmens here?

Hah. You don't know the half of it.

JOM is full of Hot Mamas who don't kiss and tell. LOL

clarice

It's the "tiny little shoes" part that everyone's running away from.

verner

Hey Pager, why don't we do a google search and see what Schakowsky had to say when the moveon.org people were calling Bush Hitler and waving Bush as Chimp signs.

What? we can't find anything? well well.

The truth is, they better be afraid. BO's number is a mere +4 after his stellar win, most people still think the country is going in the wrong direction, and the generic congressional ballot is now dead even.

Even though he mentions Bush with every other breath, he OWNS this mess now.

And the bit about "Bush left us with a trillion dollar deficit"--yeah dumass, and your solution is to triple it!

It hasn't even been 100 days, and that pile is already beginning to stink.

Maybe the Obama girls can get a cat next month, that might help.

 Ann

Verner,

You are fast becoming one of my favorite JOMers! :)

fdcol63

I think both parties should worry about someone starting a RECALL movement .... where ALL current incumbents are ousted, Dem and Rep alike.

Start fresh ... and remind the Federal government that the PEOPLE in the STATES created the US, not the other way around.

Porchlight

BO's number is a mere +4 after his stellar win

And that's from polling yesterday during the tea parties. Yesterday and Tuesday it was +2.

Still, I think they will have some success peddling this "right wing extremists" meme. They've had success peddling just about every other meme, after all.

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