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Melinda  Romanoff

The NYTimes fulfills it's perfect niche: when wrapping wet socks to dry, it becomes clearer to read.

PaulL

Mr. Obama now has to reconcile past statements and policy with his current situation.

Piece of cake:

1) Exclaim "As I have always said . . ."

2) Blame Bush.

MayBee

Of all the times young Barack Obama must have imagined himself being President of the United States, I'll bet it rarely occurred to him he would also be Commander in Chief.

He isn't a military guy. I would pay $5 to see Charlie Gibson give him a quiz about military terms and historic military events.

PD

Well, he "remembers" the Japanese emperor surrendering.

Pofarmer

I'd like to hear Gibson ask "Mr. Obama, Do you think it was hubris to assume you were ready for the Presidency?"

Asshat

rrpjr

Ah, the "evolving view." Where would a democrat be without it.

Elliott

Where can one be on different sides yet in the same place?

Constant-in-O-ville.

Who lives there?

The Boss for us.

Joan

Which one is the asshat? Gibson or Obama?
You don't have to answer that.
Either man fills the hat.

bgates

I'd like to hear Gibson ask "Mr. Obama, Do you think it was hubris to assume you were ready for the PresidencyWon't someone please pull me out of this industrial paper shredder?"

Oh, and psst, Bruce -

Part of the reason you are seeing a hesitancy to jump deeper into the pool is that they are looking to see if they can make lemonade out of the lemons we got

That yellow color in the pool ain't lemons. It's your boss getting wee-wee'd up.

bishop

Well there's nothing constant here, of note, here, on the other hand, in the LUN

Fresh Air

I would pay $5 to see Charlie Gibson give him a quiz about military terms and historic military events.

He can start with, "What is the Bush Doctrine?"

Gregory Koster

This is why I held my nose and voted for McC last November.

Wonder if it might do any good to have Gibson ask The Once if he's noticed that he's behaving exactly like Robert A. Taft in 1940. You know, the notorious GOP isolationist, the one who hated FDR.

Gold star for bgates.

AL

Well, we are witnessing true tragicomedy.

From one side, taliban and al qaeda folks are the ones who are deeply dear to Obama (the ones he honored on last Sept.11 day): sworn enemies of America and free world, radical muslims, and true community organizers, thought on a bit wicked side.

From the other side, his narcissic and egomaniac mind wants to be a Big Winner in previously declared Great Afghan War (whatever it means).

Place your bets, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Nick Reynolds

He's clueless. Totally and absolutely has no idea what to do. I bet a dollar Al. It's worth that to see President Stupidly get all wee wee'd up!

lonetown

So when Obama created his super smart strategy he did not consider the depth and quality of Karzai's suppoet?

DOH!

Kount von Numbacrunch

"But now that he is in charge of the war, Mr. Cohen said, Mr. Obama is discovering “he doesn’t have much in the way of options” and time is of the essence".

Maybe the Prez will find time to go into the office and give the war some thought now that his Letterman appearance is over.

rick

It is clear to me we need a War Czar.

peter

Looks like we will have company here.

Aubrey

Quagmire.

FB

"Let me be clear. Al-Qaeda and its allies -- the terrorists who planned and supported the 9/11 attacks -- are in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple intelligence estimates have warned that Al-Qaeda is actively planning attacks on the United States homeland from its safe haven in Pakistan."

"And if the Afghan government falls to the Taliban or allows Al-Qaeda to go unchallenged, that country will again be a base for terrorists who want to kill as many of our people as they possibly can." - Obama in March

Be on alert whenever you hear Obama proclaim "let me be clear." It's a "clear" signal that he has no actual belief or commitment to his next point. It's a typical liar's tactic, like starting a sentence with "to be honest."

bishop

Looks like we're going to have to wait a while for more constant leadership, in the LUN

It is not going to be fun teasing Obama at war, not like it was fun for the left to tease Bush at war..

Time for Clinton to champion the cause of Afghan women. Odds anyone?
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daddy

Since we've just been Instalanched, and this story somehow got no play in US Newspapers, I hope you don't mind if I repost this Julia Robert's story from yesterdays UK newspapers where we learn Julia">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/6218851/Julia-Roberts-angers-Hindus-as-worshippers-are-banned-from-their-temple.html">Julia Roberts angers Hindus as worshippers are banned from their temple.

The compassionate Left wing actress and strong Obama supporter is in India filming a new movie.
Unfortunately, "the irony that the Hollywood star was there to film Eat, Pray, Love, in which she portrays a woman hoping to find herself in Hindu spirituality, was lost on local devotees for whom the temple has always been open."

"Villagers hoping to celebrate the beginning of Navratri, nine days of worship of their Goddess Durga at Ashram Hari Mandir, close to Delhi, found their temple sealed by Roberts's vast security team of 350 guards, bulletproof cars and a helicopter."

Miss Robert's, a frequent critic of the Right, "is staying at Pataudi Palace," where she "is being protected by 40 gunmen."

As I recall, Peace in Hindi, is "Namaste', but since it's hard to pronounce, Kumbaya works just as well.

Janet

((Maybe the Prez will find time to go into the office and give the war some thought now that his Letterman appearance is over.))

KvN - Or await his instructions. Not sure he is the guy thinking up anything. A true believer in other people's ideas..Axelrod, Ayers, Wright,...

He is the academy award winning actor in someone's script. I believe PUK pointed this out, and it rang so true.

bishop

I saw her latest film, Duplicity on DVD and I could hardly recognize her, seems she had
the same effect as when she shot in North Carolina, for 'Sleeping with the Enemy" and
berated the townfolk there

HikP

Afghanistan isn't important. His speech to the UN is; he's demanded the world take action over poverty and the climate or he'll pain them, force them to see, give them nightmares and force them to hear voices of those they repressed. The world owes and must pay and cash works just fine.

He's just going to say; see, I'm President now and I used and pained to get what I wanted and then they made me President; Why wouldn't I do the same thing to all the other countries? So, they should start appeasing him now before the pain and using starts and just go along like most dems do; He's just charismatic like Hitler. No problem.

Dan

Holy Sh*t, Batman! Biden has the right idea!

Rick Ballard

Has political corruption in Afghanistan descended to the level of every day politics in Chicago? Is there actual evidence that Karzai has pimped himself out to someone as thoroughly and blatantly as the President did on a daily basis with 'Uncle Tony' Rezko? Is someone on tape trying to buy the Afghani equivalent of a Senate seat as is Jesse Jackson Jr. with Rod Blagojevich?

Finally, given the President's 20 year attendance at Hate Whitey United, where Calypso Louie Farrakhan was feted as an esemplar of religious leadership, why isn't he better prepared to deal with the zealots of the Taliban?

This appears to be one area where the President's past experience, his immersion in the sewer of political corruption from which he was skimmed to become the parrot and puppet of his masters, should be able to inform whatever half-assed and fully reversible decision that he decides to promote. It's odd that he appears so hesitant - has he lost faith in his ability to lie his way out? Or is he awaiting instructions?

Captain Hate

I hope you don't mind if I repost this Julia Robert's story from yesterdays UK newspapers where we learn Julia Roberts angers Hindus as worshippers are banned from their temple.

Seriously why don't we all just read UK papers since they at least adhere to bashing everybody as long as they deserve it. Julia looked so at ease playing a high-priced whore in Pretty Woman; did they even bother considering anybody else?

matt

Julia Roberts angers Christian worshipers too, you know. As a matter of fact, she probably pisses off Zoroastrians, come to think of it. Her close personal friend Danny Glover is on his way to Tegucigalpa to express solidarity with Mel Zelaya. Are these major global events or did I just wake up from a bad dream?

Apparently Obama's theme for his big UN speech today is "it's not my fault". This guy almost seems delusional now, living within a bubble of photo ops, news conferences, interviews, and speechifying. I honestly don't know when he has had a day of actual work.

I remember a photo of him in his Senate office during the campaign, the desk was empty and the office was eerily sterile. In contrast, McCain's office had the memorabilia of a lifetime of service.

To watch this man jump from new initiative to new initiative like a hyperactive teenager tipping over garbage cans is truly disturbing.

At a time when we should be tending to the important things, he wants to remake our society. There is something deeply disturbing about this man's psyche and his motives.

Jack is Back!

The ignorance of our national press is breathtaking (to paraphrase Rummy).

Who the hell did they think this guy was - Teddy Roosevelt or U.S. Grant? He was a nobody - figuratively and literally. Did they think he was really a leader with no idea of leadership or management or making decisions. At least McCain with all his warts was trained to be a leader and exercised decision making during a life and death situation (flying a fighter jet on a bombing mission in Vietnam). We are now blessed with a guy with no experience and no idea on how to make a decision that will end up protecting American lives who is coupled up with a guy who is also faking it - Biden. Thank you, the independent voters of America and disgruntled republicans, you have not only complicated my life but also the Once's life since now he has to do something he has no inkling of what or how to do it.

Extraneus

Interesting NYT link, bishop. The AFP wasn't so balanced.

Another [attendee] from the United States said: "She frightens me because she strikes a chord with a certain segment of the population and I don't like it."
Kind of reminiscent of those hardy feminist ladies who complained of fainting spells and other assorted vapors over Larry Summers' Harvard remarks about women in science.

I was heartened to read that Randy Scheunemann is still a key advisor. He's the one who helped with her convention speech and debate preparations, isn't he? Two tours de force, by any measure.

Pofarmer

Holy Sh*t, Batman! Biden has the right idea!

Somehow I get the idea that the idea was just ascribed to Biden to give him some semblance of a presence in the administration.

Extraneus

Ha. That was my first thought, too, Po.

matt

Is Hillary Clinton the Judge Crater of our time?

DebinNC
Pofarmer

This confounds me, from one of Bishop's articles.

There were no apparent gaffes though from Palin, who was mocked during last year's presidential campaign for her lack of experience in foreign affairs and for her verbal blunders.

What verbal blunders?

Biden was the one man gaffe machine during the campaign, and pretty much made up all his "facts" in the VP debate.

Pofarmer

Another from the United States said: "She frightens me because she strikes a chord with a certain segment of the population and I don't like it."

He would be talking about me.

I like Rick's point about Afghani corruption paling in comparison to that of the Warlords from Chicago.

Obama is twisting slowly, slowly in the wind. There is no good way out of Afghanistan without risking his honor, his prestige, and his legacy. He must fight it, and to do so he must rely on seasoned military men, because neither he nor any of his advisers, not even Biden, have a clue about the military, about war, or about radical Muslim intransigence.

If it weren't for our boys in girls in harm's way, it would be time to start ridiculing this President and his administration. Oh, wait, they'd welcome the ridicule, I suspect. Halp us, Oh Won. We are trapped in Nomad's Land with no beast of burden to ride. And you give us this Beast of Biden? Ask him if he's ever heard of Alfred Mahon.
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ic

Aren't you glad we have a military strategist genius as our vice president? We don't have to listen to the generals, we have our vice president, the military genius (haven't I said that?) to strategize.

The hard part of strategizing is done, now is time for the generals to get out of hiding and make the military do the easy thing to pick out the Al Qaeda, and invite Osama to a talk at the White House.

Pofarmer

“She didn’t sound at all like a far-right-wing conservative. She seemed to be positioning herself as a libertarian or a small-c conservative,”

Well, no shit Sherlock, she always has been. All you have to do is look at her RECORD.

Pofarmer

Mr. Goodé, a New Yorker who said he would never vote for Mrs. Palin, said she acquitted herself well.

Ah, yes, but CONSERVATIVES are closed minded Rubes.

Soylent Red

WRT the desks...

Did anyone else notice that Obama's family pictures are facing away from where he sits? I know I wouldn't want to look at Worf day in and day out, but little Malaria and Sasquatch are cute enough.

I wonder if the pictures are simply props, there to remind visitors of what a devoted father and family man Barry is, when not actively undermining the American Way.

Pofarmer

There is no good way out of Afghanistan without risking his honor, his prestige, and his legacy.

He has no honor, any prestige he has is bound to the office, and he has gone to pains not to leave a legacy anywhere else he has tread.

bishop

Well I'm kind of surprised that they got so much of it right, and a good deal of it, from a twitterer who writes for the Huff Po. I know it's a Nico Pitney situation.

Now isn't Biden's idea, essentially the same thing that Pelosi was yapping
indignantly some monthes back, that
Pannetta canceled, in a huff.

dude1394

Obama was shocked, shocked that there is corruption at Acorn. Obama was shocked, shocked that there is hatred at Rev. Wrights. Obama was shocked, shocked that the SEIU beats up protestors.

Obama is a failed bit.

Janet

Yeah Soylent! about Obama's desk - the drawers faced out too!...subtly pleading with the visitors "Please help me do something". The work side of the desk faces outward....how fitting.

Jane

Malaria and Sasquatch

LOL

I'm with Janet. The desk is for show. He doesn't actually do any work.

He's on a show boat to China.

Desk? Who needs a desk when all you do is go to meetings and press events and 'make things clear'?
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Janet

PUK, thanks for the link to the Sgt. Michael Lockett story, and the Kipling poem on the "getting a jump" thread. Wow. I printed both, and tucked them in my heroic soldiers file. Our best.

Jack is Back!

I'm with Janet. The desk is for show. He doesn't actually do any work.

But, but, Jane...

“He's tidy. It stays tidy,”

Tollhouse

NPR was keeping with the cognitive dissonance theme today.

They were talking about how the strategy crafted in March had to be changed because of the changing conditions, specifically, the Taliban was fighting back harder than anticipated.

Of course, I don't expect anyone listening to NPR to understand what that means in terms of reacting to what your opponents is doing.

Our opponents are inside our OODA loop in Afghanistan, and the President wants to take some time to weigh his options.

PD

To watch this man jump from new initiative to new initiative like a hyperactive teenager tipping over garbage cans is truly disturbing.

Now there is an apt simile.

PD

know I wouldn't want to look at Worf day in and day out, but little Malaria and Sasquatch are cute enough.

Let's leave the girls out of it. At least until such time as they begin to "favor" us by making policy pronouncements.

Janet

The Worst Foreign Policy Ever? LUN

[A] list which includes: giving England's Queen Elizabeth II an iPod with his speeches on it; giving British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a collection of DVDs that were not formatted to the European standard (by contrast, Mr. Brown gave Mr. Obama an ornamental desk-pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, among other historically significant gifts); calling "Austrian" a language; bowing to the Saudi king; releasing a photo of a conference call with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which the president was showing the soles of his shoes to the camera (an Arab insult); saying "let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's"; saying the United States was "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"; suggesting Arabic translators be shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan where Arabic is not a native language; sending a letter to French President Jacques Chirac when Nicolas Sarkozy was the president of France; holding a town-hall meeting in France and not calling on a single French citizen; and referring to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when he meant Cinco de Mayo. Also of note was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton giving Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a "reset" button with the Russian word for "overcharge."

HoosierHoops

LOL

I'm with Janet. The desk is for show. He doesn't actually do any work.

Posted by: Jane | September 23, 2009 at 09:19 AM
I dunno..I think he has been doing to much work..That whole transformation change to America is hard work. You try turning a democracy into socialisn in 10 months.
/sarcasism

PD

They were talking about how the strategy crafted in March had to be changed because of the changing conditions, specifically, the Taliban was fighting back harder than anticipated.

Somehow this is the smartest president and administration ever, yet they keep failing because things are worse than they'd realized: The economy is harder to turn around than they thought because the mess Bush left them is worse than they'd realized, the Taliban now fighting back harder than they'd realized, etc.

If they can't actually grasp the facts of reality, what makes them so smart?

Air ball, air ball.

He's too busy 'making things clear', PD, to address the dissonance within. I said months ago that the three C's, Climate, China, and Capital are not going to yield to the fevered imaginings of the progressive mind. It's like the Titanic overcoming North Atlantic icebergs.
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Clang.

Oh, boy, the Typepad Goddess ate my welcome to Hoosier Hoops. I'll repeat, at the risk of sounding redundant.

Woo, hoo, Hoopster. How do you like the way our Dear Shooting Guard is draining threes?
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PD

OT: Undocumented radio talk show guest host Mark Steyn is sitting in for Rush tomorrow.

Captain Hate

Biden was the one man gaffe machine during the campaign, and pretty much made up all his "facts" in the VP debate.

Posted by: Pofarmer | September 23, 2009 at 08:47 AM

You mean how the US and France kicked Hezbolla (he pronounced it "Hizzzzzzzzzzzzbola") out of Lebanon and then sent in the UN to maintain peace? And Glenn Eyefull sat there clueless like this was really what happened?

Sue

Obama's office feels more like a gallery of modern art: precisely placed objects, sparsely adorned surfaces, clean lines, choreographed displays.

Wow. Sounds like the man, not the office.

bishop

The contrast is fairly clear, at the UN, Israel is denounced, global warming is virtually sanctified, America is excoriated.
essentially bizarro world diplomacy

Meanwhile on China's front door step, she denounces this stupid tariff esacalation, sticks up for Taiwan, blames China for exacerbating Sudan and Zimbabwe's plight, defends our soldiers in Iraq andAfghanistan,
promotes oil and nuclear power. "We really dodged a bullet there" ending up with Biden

Pofarmer

You mean how the US and France kicked Hezbolla (he pronounced it "Hizzzzzzzzzzzzbola") out of Lebanon and then sent in the UN to maintain peace? And Glenn Eyefull sat there clueless like this was really what happened?

That was the humongous one. But I recall him pulling numbers out of his nether regions that had no relationship to reality. The guy really is a shamless bafoon.

Pofarmer

"We really dodged a bullet there" ending up with Biden

Thank goodness Perky saved us.

rse

This 30 second Road to Appeasement is quite good. I wish there weren't parallels between Chamberlain and today's treatment of N Korea, Iran, and last week's unrequited giveaway to Russia.

LUN

Ranger

I am starting to think that Afghanistan will be for Obama what the economy was for Carter. Carter had something like 7 different economic recovery plans in 3 years. After tying one for a few months, and no resuts, he would trot out a new group of experts to announce a new plan that would turn things around. Obama is going to be doing the same thing with Afghanistan from now until 2011, and it will destory his credibility with a large part of those who still "like" him, even if they don't like his policies.

Pofarmer

Ranger, Obama has a triple whammy going on.

Afhanistan
Economy
Healthcare

When it becomes apparent the adminstration is clueless on all three? And fundamentally dishonest to boot?

Ranger

BTW, here is what Biden said just about a year ago:

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTU0ZGU5OWEwMzMzOGM1ZGMzOWRjZWVmZTUxOGUxM2M=>"Should we trust Barack Obama, who more than a year ago called for sending two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan? The fact is, al-Qaida and the Taliban—the people who actually attacked us on 9/11—have regrouped in those mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan and are plotting new attacks. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff echoed Barack's call for more troops."

Sue

I heard on the radio this morning that Obama's speech at the UN will include another apology.

matt

UN wants to eliminate carbonated drinks, LUN

bishop

“In the end, though, our economic relationship will truly thrive when Chinese citizens and foreign corporations can hold the Chinese government accountable when their actions are unjust.”

Do you hear anybody else talking this way in Washington, and not playing the sanctions
game

Sue

The MF did it. He just stepped all over the US once again. God, I hate this president. I have never hated a president, not even Carter. Certainly not Clinton. But I hate this president.

RichatUF

Sue-

He just stepped all over the US once again.

What did he say this time?

Pofarmer

I'm with you Sue.

Pofarmer

I was a relative Babe when Carter was President. I was ambivalent towards Clintoon. But, man, I do detest the guy in the Whitehouse now.

Sue

I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. This has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for our collective inaction.

...On my first day in office, I prohibited – without exception or equivocation – the use of torture by the United States of America. I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed, and we are doing the hard work of forging a framework to combat extremism within the rule of law. Every nation must know: America will live its values, and we will lead by example.

And those are in his opening remarks.

centralcal

Obama is a disgrace.

Charlie (Colorado)

1) Exclaim "As I have always said . . ."

2) Blame Bush.

Bingo.

Sue

Carter was the first president I was old enough to vote for, and being a good little democrat in a family of democrats, I pulled the lever for him, with great expectations that only an 18 year old (or a progressive liberal) can hold. My father was the only republican I even knew was a republican. If anyone else I was around was, they wouldn't admit it. Anyway, I helped vote Carter out and Reagan in and have voted R in every election since, with the exception of 1996, when I voted for Clinton (or the status quo, I never could get behind Dole). I made a vow after the 2002 mid-terms, never to vote for a democrat again, even for dog catcher. I haven't. And I won't.

And I hate Obama.

The throng of thugees.

All those demagogues at Turtle Bay aren't going to like that talk of the Rule of Law. Fortunately, they know it's all bullshit, knowing about the Rule of Law in Chicago.
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PD

UN wants to eliminate carbonated drinks

So UN members will lead by example by swearing off champagne?

Captain Hate

Certainly not Clinton

Bad move; he set the stage for the garbage cult-of-personality administration we're currently stuck with.

Lou Shumaker

Thanks Soylent Red. Acting like a dick with your ad hominem attacks will really get people to agree with you.

Now go away. Time for the adults to talk.

So what is Biden proposing? Stay in Afghanistan, reduce our presence, and use drones on the population? This is a terrible idea. Our soldiers get to be targets to al-Qaida recruits wanting to prove their manhood, while all the casualties the drones produce will be identified as "wedding guests."

And to what end? What are the victory conditions when we can declare victory and go home? Oh do they intend to maintain the SQ for another four years and someone else takes over?

It seems that there are only two results: stay in and spend a generation building Afghanistan into a nation, or pull out now. Obama hates the idea of the first, and he'll be held responsible for the second (unless he blames Bush for getting them into this in the first place, which actually might work).

Stay tuned.

Charlie (Colorado)

Did anyone else notice that Obama's family pictures are facing away from where he sits?

Oh, good pickup. The pictures aren't there for him, they're part of the stage set.

fdcol63

Why have we seen increased Taliban and al Qaeda activity in Afghanistan?

For these reasons:

1) The Surge in Iraq succeeded, and those Islamists who had been flocking to fight jihad in Iraq are now either staying or flocking to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

2) Pakistan's increased military operations against insurgents inside Pakistan are now forcing them to move into Afghanistan, which has a weaker and less stable government.

3) The Taliban and al Qaeda are taking advantage of the weakness of NATO and Obama to exploit whatever conditions they can find in Afghanistan.

The swamp was being drained, and the rats are becoming more desperate. Now is the time to show strong resolve and finish them off.

But instead, a pro-Islam POTUS and a wishy-washy NATO will allow them to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Obama will probably pull out of Afghanistan to placate his Left-wing base, and we'll be left right back where we were in Sep. 2001, with Afghanistan as a safe haven for terrorists who'll now be even more emboldened due to our failure to crush them when we were so close.

Disgusting.

Sue

Now go away. Time for the adults to talk.

Speaking of bad moves, you have just pissed off an entire board of ladies.

Pay attention, dammit.

Lou, we've already said he's in a dilemma. So what have you contributed except a senseless attack on an intelligent adult?
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clarice

The photos facing visitors is absurd. As for the desk, though, you are all to young to remember but secretaries used to take dictation and I believe his Senate desk is an old fashioned one where there were drawers facing out as well as facing in so that secrtaries could easily reach for their supplies.
Senate furniture never dies. It just gets endlessly recirculated.

Sue

Lou will have united a bevy of besotted women who adore an officer and a gentlemen. Not that we need much uniting, but a man in uniform, oooolalala....

clarice

**toO young to remember**

DebinNC

...On my first day in office, I prohibited – without exception or equivocation – the use of torture by the United States of America.

But he kept Bush's rendition policy intact, and at some point we may find out he expanded it.

bishop

And you really don't want to do that, when they do something really critical, then we attack them. But let's try not have a double standard, now in the LUN

Charlie (Colorado)

Speaking of bad moves, you have just pissed off an entire board of ladies.

Not just ladies.

Son, Soylent has seen the elephant. Who the fuck are you?

Rick Ballard

Perhaps Michelle's costume designer has assumed responsibility for set design as well?

Sue,

What else would you expect from the misbegotten Kendonesian of such demonstrably low character? He isn't worth hating.

Jane

OT - I just got off the phone with my uber left friend about Scott Harshbarger. She of course isn't following ACORN, has not heard of the NEA, loves BO, Rachel Maddow and everything else I abhor. At any rate her response on why Harshbarger was chosen was: "He's all about ethics". I asked why on earth ACORN would hire someone "all about ethics" she said: "Maybe they really want to clean things up."

Different planets, but it was fun to catch up.

Sue

Sue,

What else would you expect

I really don't expect anything from him, which is why I am continually amazed he can't even live up to my expectations.

Pofarmer

I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed,

And how's that coming along?

9/22/09 and it's still open and ticking.

Captain Hate

"He's all about ethics"

I'm trying to think of the kindest way to say this but that's one of the most clueless sentences I've ever read.

Pofarmer

and we are doing the hard work of forging a framework to combat extremism within the rule of law.

Super, treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem under Clinton worked excellently. I mean, we hardly weren't attacked at all. It's not like there was a series of international attacks culminating in a large attack on American soil-or something.

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