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October 20, 2010

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NK

Congrats TM-- it shows true character to bring up basesball when the Yanks are on the verge of crashing out of the playoffs so meekly.

No, no, it was Bob Feller.

Where's Enos Slaughter when we need him?
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Pigilito

Hah! Suffer time.

MarkO

Country's roundin' third. He slud in safe.

Thomas Collins

Don't give up so quickly, TM. Winning three in a row is possible. Even four in a row. You may recall a few years ago a team down 3-0 . . . .

In any event, if the Rangers end up against the Giants in the World Series, the Red Sox will be assured of having twice the number of 21st Century World Series titles than the nearest competitors for another year.

Appalled

TC:

if the Rangers end up against the Giants in the World Series

There will be TV executives slitting their wrists as the ratings for the WS head lower than a Derek Lowe sinkerball...

Dave (in MA)

TC :-)

Sue

Let's go Rangers!

Steven W.

What options are there for watching online this PM? The only thing I can find is MLB @ $9.95 (uggh!)

Danube of Thought

This team is very old and very expensive. They've spent around $2 Billion on payroll in the past decade and have one World Series to show for it.

hit and run

If you find yourself in the position of being neither a Yankee fan nor a Ranger fan and wondering which team to support -- do what I would do in that situation.

Ask yourself,what would Daddy do?

Easy. Judge solely based on the hottness of the cheerleaders:

http://www.therealtaiwan.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/chien-ming-wang-in-cheerleader-outfit-2-2005.jpg>



I have yet to find any Rangers cheerleaders.

Jack is Back!

I don't know - the Rangers have some pretty good fastball hitters and Hamilton, unlike A-Rod, is living his potential in the fall. And I agree with DoT - you live without the farm system you will die without the farm system.

Can Riviera go more than 2 innings? That is the $64 question.

maryrose

I'm with Sue-Go Rangers!

Thomas Collins

You'll just have to settle for Houston Texans cheerleader aspirants, H&R. See LUN.

Jack is Back!

I'm with William Rhoden (can't believe I agree with this race pimp but on this I do) that there is no place for cheerleaders in pro-football. What do they contribute unless you are a Jag's fan who has shelled out a couple of hundred bucks to watch your team get shellacked on MNF. Might as well have some eye candy but its still ridiculous when you consider that you have a 75-100K stadium and there is no one section for fans to lead in cheer.

maryrose

As a former moderator of cheerleaders at JV high school level I have to say it"s part of Americana. These gals also had to be academically eligible so it was a twofer.

maryrose

OT: Caddell on Neil Cavuto trashing the NAACP on their slam against the Tea Party. Caddell said they had the report done months ago.

Thomas Collins

I look at it this way, JIB. A cheerleader has never interfered in my enjoying the game, but lousy announcers (including pre-game folks such as Keith Olbermann) have lessened my enjoyment. For example, I never missed a great Oiler or Redskins defensive backfield play by Ken Houston due to a cheerleader. But after watching Ken Houston break up a play, watching a cheerleader whooping it up was a nice supplement.

I have no dog in this hunt. None of my kids played football or did cheerleading (although my youngest was drum major of her high school marching band and is now in her college marching band).

hit and run

TM was right! The Rangers have two stolen bases already.

TM was wrong! The Yanks are leading 3-0.

Mr. 70% Bold Prediction is batting .500

matt

from a careful examination of the tape, I would rule that these young ladies are more akin to what one might find in a "gentleman's club" than what one sees at a Division I (or II through IV, or HS)football/basketball extravaganza.One of the great hoots in life is watching the cheerleaders charge up the crowd.

The NFL/NBA version of cheerleader is a sterile, virtually asexual exercise that exists in a vacuum and has absolutely zero to do with getting the fans pumped up or leading cheers, I have found. Ogling for ogling's sake.Filler between commercials.

Sue

Ruh, roh.

Jack is Back!

Who the hell woke the Yanks up? Swisher, Cano! Next thing you'll know is A-Rod will follow up but I doubt it.

Neo

Does anybody know what happened to Blue Crab Boulevard ?

It seems to stop at Sept 5, 2010

Extraneus

No comments on the ballgame since 5:09? Don't the Texas fans want this to go to Game 7 so their hero can slay the dragon in style?

Sue

No. We do not.

maryrose

Oh well, Yanks were due to win one.

Extraneus

EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda Leader Dined at the Pentagon Just Months After 9/11

Anwar Al-Awlaki may be the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, but he was also a lunch guest of military brass at the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Fox News has learned.

Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon as part of the military’s outreach to the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.

PD

Outreach is such a productive strategy, isn't it?

Captain Hate

There will be TV executives slitting their wrists

I could live with that...

sbw

Don't gloat. Act like you been here before.

PD

No one's watching the other game, huh?

peter

Yankees stay alive to fight another day.

boqueronman

As a Washington Senator's fan, the only interest I have left in baseball is to see the Yankees lose, preferably as humiliatingly as possible. Obviously, 2004 will forever be the summit of baseball justice. A true good guys defeat bad guys melodrama. Unfortunately, since money usually buys success in team sports, especially in baseball, there is not much to cheer about in the usual baseball season. As a natural pessimist, therefore, I assume the Yankees will win this series.

Captain Hate

As a Washington Senator's fan, the only interest I have left in baseball is to see the Yankees lose

If you're *really* a Senator's fan you got a large amount of pleasure out of seeing the Twins swept. I sure did...

JM Hanes

Are you ready?

Inside baseball, Beltway League:

Inspectors General vs. Czars at DC!
AGgies play DOJjers in Florida, game on!
Red Sox Nation!

daddy

Bummer,

Can't watch baseball over here.

Nothing but Soccer and ">http://www.google.kz/imgres?imgurl=http://englishrussia.com/images/cheerleaders_5/1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://englishrussia.com/index.php/tag/russian-cheerleaders/&usg=__rRJySw1mnON8ZUXoDK-A37jOgpc=&h=600&w=396&sz=50&hl=kk&start=17&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=Rj51I04zUJIsvM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=89&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkazahkstan%2Bcheerleaders%26hl%3Dkk%26sa%3DG%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1"> Red Army Russian Cheerleaders

G'morning Hit:)

anduril

Well, my team isn't in the playoffs, so I don't give a sh*t about any of this.

I have to warn you, what comes next is boooooring! So if you don't want to be bored stiff, you can stop reading right now. There are no ideas at all in what follows.

That said, what follows goes back to my post yesterday re Van Ness Feldman, a Washington, DC, firm that has contributed handsomely to Lisa Murkowski. I happened to come across an article in the Washington Examiner just now, while reading Barone's reply to Rush, that provides some more detail.

The article is by Tim Carney: Ethics questions about Murkowski's Alaska deals. Here's some of what Carney has to say:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy was inspired by, and is funded by, an insular but bipartisan network of lobbyists, corporation and political operatives who have enriched themselves on taxpayer money through close political relationships that clash with ethics rules.

These Murkowski cronies are concentrated in a new million-dollar, corporate-funded organization called Alaskans Standing Together.

AST is a "Super PAC" formed last month by a handful of Alaska Native Corporations. These are government-created, for-profit businesses that profit from unique privileges in federal contracting, and they pass much of their earnings on to non-native consultants, subcontractors and lobbyists. One of AST's early backers, according to the group's Web site, is developer Bob Penney, a former business partner of late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (R).

Penney is a longtime donor and family friend who has known Murkowski since she was a small child. But Penney's biggest gift to Murkowski may have been a deep discount on a waterfront property he sold her in December 2006.

Murkowski did not disclose this asset in her financial disclosure forms, but under media pressure she later said she paid $179,400 for the land, which was exactly the local government's assessed value of the land -- and well below market value according to most accounts. The Anchorage Daily News wrote in an editorial, "Anyone who sells Kenai River real estate at the assessed value is either a fool or doing somebody a favor. Anybody who buys it at assessed value knows -- or should know -- she is getting a sweet deal."

Murkowski and Penney denied any wrongdoing, but once the media spotlight got bright enough, she sold the land back to him for the same price she had paid.

When Murkowski announced her write-in campaign this year after losing the GOP primary, she enlisted the services of Democratic state Sen. Albert Kookesh. She did so despite the fact that he had been admonished last May by the state's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics -- in an incident that involved none other than Murkowski.

Murkowski introduced a bill, S 881, that would transfer 85,000 acres of prime timber land on and around Prince of Wales Island to an Alaska Native Corporation called Sealaska, even though this land was outside the Sealaska's boundaries as established in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Sealaska retained as its lobbyist the K Street firm Van Ness Feldman, which, as a hub in the "Alaska mafia," includes a platoon of former aides to Murkowski and the other current and former federal lawmakers from Alaska -- former senator and governor Frank Murkowski (Lisa's father), Rep. Don Young, and Stevens.

While the Sealaska Corp. was still owed some land, the local towns objected to the company getting such prime real estate outside the legal boundaries. One city that raised a fuss was Craig, Alaska, which took up a resolution opposing the land deal.

But Murkowski backer Kookesh went to Craig to straighten out the locals. Kookesh is also chairman of Sealaska, a position that comes with a paycheck of about $75,000 a year.

"I am the state senator that represents Craig. I'm not a vindictive person," Kookesh told the council, according to the Anchorage Daily News. "I see you're going to have your 2010 capital projects on the table here tonight. And who's it going to go to? It's going to go to me. And to [state Rep.] Bill Thomas, who is also a Sealaska board member. We have to be good neighbors."

Kookesh went on: "There are times you are going to need my help and Bill Thomas' help. And this is a time we need yours."

Translated: That's a nice town you've got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.

In May, the ethics committee found he violated ethics rules. In September, he went to bat for Murkowski. Later that month, the Sealasksa corporation cut a $100,000 check to AST, which is, in effect, a shadow campaign for Murkowski.

AST's very operation raises ethical questions. By law, the organization is unrestricted in its fundraising (as evidenced by its seed money, $840,000 from the corporate treasuries of nine Alaska Native Corporations), but AST is prohibited from coordinating with any campaign or party. The organization has filed two forms swearing there was no coordination, but both forms bore the signature of Lisa Murkowski -- an odd way of showing independence.

The liberal stereotype of Republicans is that they use their power to enrich corporate donors and lobbyist friends. Look at who's backing Lisa Murkowski, and the stereotype rings true.

Captain Ned

@Captain Hate:

Which version of the Senators?

The Twins are the successors to the 1901-1960 Senators (and there was a 20 year stretch when they were good).

The 1961-1971 Senators > Rangers were an expansion team and are one of the three extant MLB franchises never to reach the World Series.

Enjoying a sweep by one Senators franchise over the previous Senators franchise is just a bit meta for me.

anduril

Son of a gun, Van Ness Feldman's Alaska dealings have popped up elsewhere, it seems.

A commenter on Hotair mentioned it back on 9/29/2010:

What is notable is the extent to which Murkowski is sustained by the same industry she’s now charged with interrogating. As it turns out, a great deal of the senator’s political funding comes from various corners of the energy sector — some darker than others.

Additionally, energy companies (and law firms that represent them) currently hold the top four spots on Murkowski’s campaign committee donor list. Taken together, PACs and donors from Constellation Energy, Edison Chouest Offshore, Van Ness Feldman and Exxon Mobil have coughed up $115,546 since 2005.

http://www.alternet.org/story/146953/will_bp_be_held_responsible_not_if_senator_lisa_murkowski_can_help_it?page=entire

anduril

Well, my bad. Apparently Carney has been on this story for a while: the campaign committee that is attacking Joe Miller on behalf of Lisa Murkowski, Alaskans Standing Together, is represented by Van Ness Feldman.

Lisa Murkowksi funded by 'rent-an-Eskimo' racket

Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy is being funded by $100,000 contributions from a handful of Alaska corporations that have been handsomely subsidized by the federal government. These six-figure donors have pulled in billions of taxpayer dollars thanks to special legislative favors from Murkowski and her mentors -- the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R), and Lisa's father, former senator and governor, Frank Murkowski (R).

"Alaskans Standing Together," a special campaign committee, was formed late last month to attack Republican nominee Joe Miller and support Murkowski through ads. In late September AST took in $800,000 from nine Alaska Native Corporations -- unique, privileged, and politically connected for-profit entities created in the 1970s by legislation written by Stevens.

While the companies are technically owned by the natives, the taxpayer-funded spoils from these contracts accrue to the well-connected nonnative lobbyists, subcontractors, and executives in the "Alaska mafia" made up of aides, friends and donors of Stevens, the Murkowskis, and Rep. Don Young (R). Meanwhile the 130,000 Alaska Natives, who are shareholders in the ANCs, have received $720 million over the last nine years, which comes to $615 per native annually. In effect, the natives are unwitting frontmen for this racket.

Critics on Capitol Hill say this is worse than Jack Abramoff's exploitation of Indian tribes, and, in a dark joke, dub the ANCs with the politically incorrect name "rent-an-Eskimo."

Nine of the largest "rent-an-Eskimo" operations, all of which have Alaska mafia dons as lobbyists or executives, cut large checks -- not from political action committees, but from their corporate treasuries -- to finance Murkowski's write-in bid through Alaskans Standing Together, according to Oct. 11 campaign finance filings. AST, in turn, spent $595,000 in the final days of September attacking Miller.

The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, for instance, retains lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman -- a hub of the Alaska mafia, employing Lisa Murkowski donor Alan Mintz, and former Young aide Rick Agnew. The firm represents a handful of ANCs and pipeline companies, and its PAC has given at least $6,000 to Murkowski this election.

AHTNA, another native corporation ($50,000 to the pro-Murkowski committee) retains lobbyist Jack Ferguson, described by many Republicans from Alaska and K Street as the ringleader of the Alaska mafia. Ferguson was a top aide to Stevens and Young.

The pro-Murkowski ANCs -- AHTNA, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Sealaska, Bering Straits Native Corporation and four others -- pocketed more than $16 billion in federal contracts between 2000 and 2009, with a quarter of that from no-bid contracts, thanks in part to special treatment they receive under laws passed by Stevens, Young and the Murkowskis.

These multimillion-dollar (in some cases billion-dollar) corporations are exempt from competition requirements that cover most federal contracts because they are automatically treated as small businesses from socially and economically disadvantaged populations -- although their success in pulling in federal contracts would suggest otherwise.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., wrote in a recent report, "The GAO has repeatedly reported that some sole-source procurements to ANCs have resulted in paying significantly more for services and products than were warranted." Arctic Slope, for instance, together with another ANC, got a $1.13 billion no-bid contract to do logistics work for the Navy in Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, according to McCaskill's report.

These overpriced no-bid contracts aren't welfare for poor natives as much as they are patronage for politically connected lobbyists and executives, most of whom are not natives.

McCaskill's study of ANCs found that between dividends and benefits, the average Alaska native got about $615 per year last decade.

Meanwhile, Mintz, Agnew, Ferguson and other K Street members of the Alaska mafia indirectly pocket much of this contract dough through lobbying fees.

The same is true of the corporations' executives. Those ANCs who do put a native in the CEO slot often pay nonnative vice presidents more than the CEOs. Bering Straits, for instance, paid two nonnative VPs nearly twice as much it paid its CEO, who was a native. McCaskill obtained compensation data from a few of the biggest ANCs and found that 69 percent of their executive compensation went to nonnatives.

Throw in the hefty subcontracting that often goes to nonnative-run companies, and the "rent-an-Eskimo" description rings sadly true.

The ANCs highlight the truly corrupt aspect of pork-barrel spending, especially in Alaska. "Bringing home the bacon" is not simply about transferring wealth north from the Lower 48 -- it's often about using taxpayer money to line the pockets of the politically connected, who return the favor in the form of campaign contributions. Much of the pork doesn't make it all the way to Alaska -- it stays right here on K Street.

It's no wonder these corporations are spending big to save their patroness Lisa Murkowski.

Cecil Turner

The liberal stereotype of Republicans is that they use their power to enrich corporate donors and lobbyist friends. Look at who's backing Lisa Murkowski, and the stereotype rings true.

Except for the teensy leetle issue that Murkowski's write-in campaign is--by definition--not Republican.

daddy

An interesting twist to the "build the Mosque don't build the Mosque" scenario.

Muslim's want to build a Mosque in Moscow. Moscowites don't want it, but are saying don't build it, because we are not anti Mosque but we are pro "Green", and it would be built on a green park which we don't want to lose.

In reply the Imam at Moscow's current largest mosque warns that some Muslims may become radicalized if they don't have mosques to worship in. "We must build more mosques," he says. "Otherwise something bad will replace the religion." ">http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,723799,00.html"> Link.

And in a further Religion o'peace update: ">http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime/Va_-man-admits-aiding-terrorist-group-1276487-105376643.html"> American Muslim pleads guilty to encouraging terrorist attacks on the creators of the TV show SouthPark.

narciso

Well yea, CT, if you're going to quibble about that, sarc Carney's columns are good enough to LUN, that's a hint

Rob Crawford

In reply the Imam at Moscow's current largest mosque warns that some Muslims may become radicalized if they don't have mosques to worship in. "We must build more mosques," he says. "Otherwise something bad will replace the religion." Link.

There are plenty of Orthodox churches in Moscow -- all the Muslims have to do is convert to Russian Orthodox and they'll have places to pray.

What?

anduril

Technical foul, eh? Let's stick to the substance of Van Ness Feldman's dealings.

Cecil Turner

Let's stick to the substance of Van Ness Feldman's dealings.

Your source is stupid, so let's rely on them? Whatever. You can carry the water on this one. (The "boring" bit was accurate, however: it sure doesn't compare with Chinagate, and that apparently wasn't worthy of serious investigation.)

anduril

LOL. Keep flailing, knucklehead.

narciso

The good iman is a graduate of Al Azhar like Rauf Sr. and Sheikh Abdel Rahman's and Yassin,
what could possibly go wrong. He doesn't seem to be very 'live and let live' in the LUN

matt

wb, anduril...Just keep the posts short, please.

NPR fired Juan Williams as a senior analyst today for his opinions expressed on Fox News. My take on those bastards political correctness. LUN.

Dammit I need to sleep sometimes. All of this foofaraw is interfering with my good natured balance, good taste and peacable attitude towards even the most misguided sonsabitches on the planet. What a bunch of maroons.

Dave (in MA)

Just heard this on the 1:00 news.

Blue state justice:
Attend parent/teacher conferences or http://www.examiner.com/government-in-atlantic-city/kym-worthy-go-to-jail-for-missing-parent-teacher-conferences>go to jail.

Stephanie

A) Show up for your annual doctor exam or go to jail.
B) Show up for your annual car GPS download or go to jail.
C) Open your house for your annual inspection or go to jail.
D) Report your annual expenditures over $600 or go to jail.
E) Show up for your deportation hearing or go to jail?

Which of these is not a natural progression from the current Obamacare, Amnesty or Global Warming initiatives as discussed in congress?

E

It's funny what progs want to apply "trust but verify" to innit?

Who do they trust? Not US citizens that's for sure.

Stephanie

BTW Juan Williams got the can tonight for his comments on BOR show.

LUN

Captain Hate

Which version of the Senators?

The Twins; the expansion team that Bob Short took to Texas wasn't around long enough to build up lasting loyalty (although Ted Williams had them moving in the right direction before Short witlessly traded Ed Brinkman and Aurelio Rodriguez to the Tigers for fat POS Denny McClain, effectively trashing a solid left side of the infield and setting Detroit up for years including a championship). The original Senators exit produced one of the most impressive poison pen columns I'd ever read as a yute where Shirley Povich listed all of owner Calvin Griffith's boneheaded moves and ended with "We're better being rid of the likes of him".

He speaks proof to the tower.

Now I remember what I like about Juan Williams.
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Cecil Turner

Now I remember what I like about Juan Williams.

I don't. He spouts idiocy that I have to endure while I'm trying to listen to Krauthammer. (Though if I remember to TIVO it, I can skip some of it along with the commercials.) The idea that NPR gave him the can for being too conservative (or something like that), along with their heartburn with hearing of his NPR affiliation on FOX, tells you all you need to know about the objectivity of taxpayer-funded radio.

IngSockPuppets.

Soma and NPR, umm, umm, good.
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narciso

You're confusing the Huxleyan therapeutic state and Orwell's darker dystopia, So Shaffer's book gets mulched, and now this,
in the LUN

I'm constantly getting re-educated.

Live it, breathe it, confuse it.
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Cecil Turner

And chocolate! (Okay, had to skip over to 1984 for that one.)

Cecil Turner

So Shaffer's book gets mulched . . .

Thanks for the link. Looks like a must-read.

Clarice

Sunshine State News has Lt Col West beating Cong Ron Klein in Florida's Dist 22.
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-winning-wild-cd-22-race-over-ron-klein-poll-shows>Go West

Sue

I just heard about Juan Williams being fired from NPR. I wonder if they also fired the woman, whose name I never knew and don't care to know, that wished Rush Limbaugh would die?

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

Seen the video of Klein's videographer being met by the Rolling Thunder bikers? Its a must see. What a wimp.

Florida is going to be the Liberty Bell on November 2nd. Lots of pins will fall, including Ron Klein, Alan Grayson and Suzanne Kosmas. Let Freedom Ring and let the sun shine.

Early voting is off the charts and the Dems are desperate.

Nuthin' could be finah than a week or two in China.

Ah, Theobromine, the food of the Gods.
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Janet the tea-vangelist!

I just heard about Juan Williams being fired from NPR.

Jim Treacher reminds us of the "teabagger" video that was okay with NPR.

Rick Ballard

Klein is certainly verifying my opinion of him as a lying crapweasel. You can also see the proglodyte "Cornered 'Rat Defense" working in the comments to that article. It's going to be a real pleasure to watch a combat boot come down and put an end to a miserable political existence.

And then we got Val, and we got Joe.  And look what they got.  And gonna get.

Hey, Ishmael, don't eat the mashed potatoes.
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Janet the tea-vangelist!

Soros is funding local NPR stations now ( or has been in the past too, I don't know).

From the article - "NPR has received a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundations to begin a project called Impact of Government that is intended to add at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years. "

centralcal

Re: Juan Williams and NPR, I think Bill Kristol said it best

NPR: unfair, unbalanced, and afraid.

NPR and PBS should both be defunded. Let Soros support his cronies.

Keeping my fingers crossed for Lt. Col. West, too.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

We fund NPR too and that has to stop.

Rand Paul is about to have a press conference about all that baloney COnway is throwing.

Ranger

Interesting tid bit this morning (via Instapundit) about the Deleware race. Just days after Obama and Biden come to town, Coons has rejected Obama's position on tax cuts:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/10/coons-shifts-on-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-extend-them-all-.html>Coons Shifts on Tax Cuts for Wealthy: Extend Them All

He's not saying he is actually for it, but that in the spirit of compromise, he will suppot it as part of an overall tax package.

Interestingly enough, the MFM points out that: That contradicts President Obama’s position and Coons’ own campaign website, which states “High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule.”

Why would Coons do this I wonder?

Maybe the race is a little closer than the MFM would like people to think?

Jack is Back!

Delusional

Threadkiller

I hope NPR replaces Juan with Megan McCain.

Captain Hate

Let NPR go the way of Air America. It was originally put in place to play classical music and jazz, which were believed (correctly imo) to be underserved over the airs otherwise. That's almost completely gone away.

It reminds me of how the public was conned into supporting state lotteries, with this "support the schools" garbage justifying some of the most regressive taxes on the uneducated and poor ever seen. The lotteries quickly became their own cottage industries with television shows to promote them; meanwhile what happened to funding the schools?

To hell with all those bastards; defund them all. Let assbag Soros completely fund them.

Waiting for the ship to come in.

Harpelosi calls a Republican takeover of the House a 'Tall Order'. Well, Miz Nancy, a tall ship has the wind in its sails.
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maryrose

I agree with Bill Kristol. Juan is a good guy and this is unfair but typical for NPR.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Here is a description from Reuters on MO & the White House garden. (picture #9)

"U.S. first lady Michelle Obama examines a pumpkin she had just dug from the garden.."

I'm pretty sure you don't have to dig up pumpkins!

Old Lurker

Had lunch just last week with Juan Williams. You cannot find a nicer, kinder, more thoughtful person in DC. But when it comes to his politics, there is a complete disconnect between the real world and his brain.

Rick Ballard

Ranger,

The race might be tightening but Coons may also be preemptively dealing with the BO Stinks problem which will afflict Dems until his defeat (unless he quits) in '12. There's going to be a concerted effort to move away from BOzo even if the Dems retain the Senate. This election will taint him far worse than '94 tainted Bubba and he doesn't possess Bubba's natural talent at lying.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I like Juan Williams for his defense of Clarence Thomas, and when I woke up on election day in 2008, the only thing I was happy for was Juan Williams, but I hate him for his rhetoric about the tea party. He's just lying thru his hat on that stuff. In fact I almost sent him an email about that this morning, then I heard about the NPR stuff.

Melinda Romanoff

Anybody ever hear of Chris Whalen?

After this seven minute video, you won't ever forget him.

Especially the Herbert Hoover reference.

Threadkiller

Seen the video of Klein's videographer being met by the Rolling Thunder bikers?

JiB, would you post the link please?

I know, the Great Pumpkin buried one in her honor.

Heh, Janet, whaddya bet she casually mentioned to someone one morning that she planned to dig up her own pumpkin and someone passed the word to the gardener to prepare the scene.
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narciso

Ordinarily I would knaw my own aRM OFF, rather than LUN Parker Spitzer, but Dana
Loesch beats them soundly

centralcal

Old Lurker: About your comments on Juan in person. He comes across that way on TV too - 100%. Nice, decent guy. But his political views are screwy.

The worst part of the political season is upon us - the final few days before the election - the MFM is working in overdrive assuring us that the danger has passed, Dems are becoming competitive and all will be "left" in the world. The "latest polls" are all getting better for Dems.

Whatever.

Sue

You don't dig pumpkins. They grow on a vine. Pumpkins aren't root vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, rhubarb....

Captain Hate

Had lunch just last week with Juan Williams. You cannot find a nicer, kinder, more thoughtful person in DC. But when it comes to his politics, there is a complete disconnect between the real world and his brain.

Well stated, OL; when he was called a "house Negro" by some negligible black POS on Fox a few months ago, I was wondering if this would open his eyes to how he's really regarded by the ignorance that passes for "the left". Would he notice the lack of condemnation for an idiotic statement like that and react accordingly; and he seemed to regard it in a vacuum. I think he's a genuinely nice person who gave a heartfelt tribute to the death of Tony Snow, unlike the lefty trash that was celebrating. He just never takes the next step.

Captain Hate

al-Reuters doesn't understand how pumpkins grow? Here's a harder task: What do they understand?

anduril

Anybody ever hear of Chris Whalen?

Sure. People here complain all the time about me citing him.

Interesting factoid: if we used the same method that was used during the Great Depression to measure unemployment, unemployment would currently be at 22.5% -- compared to 25% at the height of the Great Depression.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Here is another example for Ann's Everything.Is.A.Fraud list - Volt fraud at Government Motors

From the article - "We heard GM's then-CEO Fritz Henderson claim the Volt would get 230 miles per gallon in city conditions. Popular Mechanics found the Volt to get about 37.5 mpg in city driving, and Motor Trend reports: "Without any plugging in, (a weeklong trip to Grandma's house) should return fuel economy in the high 30s to low 40s."

Bold mine...pretty big difference though.

Ranger

Rick,

Very possible. But IIRC, Deleware is a high income and high tax state. I imagine there are quite a few couples making more that $250K, and are paying through the nose for local and state taxes, their mortgages are now under water, and maybe even paying through the nose for private school for their kid(s). They may be rock-rib Dems, but they are also staring down the barrel of a tax hike they don't think they can afford.

Just say'n...

Rick Ballard

Perhaps the pumpkins are hiding underground from the unclean spirits which failed to leave after Michelle's rhubarb dance vodoun exorcism?

Jack is Back!

TK,

Video of Bikers at Alan West Rally confronting Klein's videographer. LUN

Its from Klein's POV.

hit and run

Sue:
You don't dig pumpkins.

I dig pumpkins. They're groovy.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Seen the video of Klein's videographer being met by the Rolling Thunder bikers?

Threadkiller, here is the link to the story & video.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

al-Reuters doesn't understand how pumpkins grow? Here's a harder task: What do they understand?

So true...like trying to find out who Courtland Milloy doesn't hate.

narciso

They're only off by 500%, give or take, or course, reference to Henderson, reminds me of the Python sketch on the "Golden Age of Ballooning'

hit and run

Captain:
al-Reuters doesn't understand how pumpkins grow? Here's a harder task: What do they understand?

They understand the feeling of being completely surprised by every economic report being worse than expected.

Jim Ryan

If you are a bit sloppy in disposing of your pumpkin in your outside garbage can this season, then look for a pumpkin plant on the ground next to the can next summer. Trust me.

With Bengali 5 and Korma Masala.

Turnips and Rutabaga. Ummm, ummm, good.
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