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June 04, 2011

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Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

I think Sarah, as Chair of the RNC, would kick the crap out of the ever odious D Wasserman Schultz.

I don't think she will run because she's having too much fun tweaking the MSM and the inside the beltway crowd. She has become the female version of Rush Limbaugh without having a talk show. As the weeks go by, she is also accumulating more personal wealth than she ever dreamed of.

I say she keeps the breathless press and Obama's stooges guessing.

PD

An Australian columnist says agw deniers ought to be tattooed

What, as a mark of pride?

daddy

Can't find the link but I recall just a day or 2 ago reading a new proposal to add a Carbon Tax on all G-20 countries, and the money to go to some massive UN style bureaucracy to fight Global Warming.

Glad the Aussie's are saying "Hell No" to their homegrown version of that.

daddy

Interesting that an Aussie comes up with the idea of Tattooing" non believers in AGW.

In early Aussie days convicts were sometimes tattooed for their offenses:

From Wiki:

"Australia

Prisoners who were transported from Britain to Australian penal colonies between 1787 and 1867 were sometimes tattooed with marks intended to signify disgrace, for example D for deserter. Prisoners often modified these tattoos to conceal the original design or to express wry or rebellious messages."

And I recall the Roman's used to tattoo a big F (for fugitive) on the forehead of captured runaway slaves.

I guess pretty soon the AGW skeptics in Australia can all say "I am Spartacus", and mean it.

narciso

Here we go, daddy, all of this was first really sketched out by James Burke' 'after
the warming,' agitprop, 20 some years ago.


https://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE75407H20110605?sp=true


I think it's just a bunch of 'dark matter' my self;

Pofarmer

"and address market failures that prevent the adoption of new technologies."

Huh>?

Ignatz

--all of this was first really sketched out by James Burke--

Geez, forgot all about that wooden headed lummox.
Looked him up again. Yep, brilliant science guy still just has an M.A. in Middle English.

Rick Ballard

Daddy,

you're not giving enough credit to the pure elegance of Air Taxes. The EUroserfs have been paying the equivalent in wholly regressive gas taxes for fifty years in order to support their vision of equality through stealing from Peter to pay Paul (while picking Paul's pocket in the same instant).

Having the EPA declare Air to be a major pollutant not only allows the collection of even more regressive taxes, it allows the Fuddle sisters to nod approvingly as the state Kills Granny. After all, she was a source of pollution as well as no longer doing her share to transfer wealth to the ever growing number of deserving poor.

Rick Ballard

"Huh>?"

Pofarmer - you know. The wind and the sun. It's recently been discovered that energy can be recovered from both and we need to provide just a little more seed money in order to effectively harness them until corn production is high enough so that ethanol no longer requires massive subsidies.

Danube of Thought

Sorry that the polls about Palin elicit such rage. They're not my polls, and they don't reflect my own views. I offer them only in support of my view that she cannot be elected.

If anyone can tell us why they are inaccurate, or why they can be overcome and reversed in the next 17 months, I would be delighted and encouraged to hear about it.

But that's not what I'm hearing.

Pofarmer

Ah, so, just because some form of energy is so expensive and unpredictable no one wants to use it, that shouldn't be a hurdle. Got it.

Ignatz

--If anyone can tell us why they are inaccurate, or why they can be overcome and reversed in the next 17 months, I would be delighted and encouraged to hear about it.--

Cause Howard Dean says so and that's good enough for me.

Rick Ballard

Pofarmer,

We can't leave important stuff up to the evil capitalist market system.

Wouldn't be prudent.

narciso

Yes we'll find one of the new innovations, in the health care bill, will be the 'reintroduction' of leaches, to general medical practice.

Yes we saw that technology, in the latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, 'It's a Madhouse, I tell you, a mad house'

jimmyk

Sorry that the polls about Palin elicit such rage.

I haven't seen any rage, more like a shrug of the shoulders--so what?

It's not enough to find polls saying Palin is behind Obama. It's necessary to show that those are meaningful.

May 1980--Carter led Reagan in the polls 58 to 40%. That's a mere six months before the election in which Reagan won 44 of 50 states. And you can't say people didn't know Reagan in May 1980.

Polls 17 months before an election don't mean a lot. But if you want to put a lot of stock in them, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone else to follow along.

daddy

I recall "Marcia Marcia Marcia" was from the Brady Bunch.

But I think my favorite TV Marcia was this one from The Twilight Zone very eerie...

Plus googling around for Marcia Marcia Marcia I just now came upon this terrible fact:

"Marsha Brady did a huge disservice with her 100 strokes a day mantra. Frequent brushing, teasing, wrapping around your finger, and ponytails/buns can cause damage to the cuticle part of your hair."

(To quote Clarice:) Gee Willikers!

So excepting Jan Brady, who among us would have thought that "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" was A Public Menace to Hair Care.

Captain Hate

I think Sarah, as Chair of the RNC, would kick the crap out of the ever odious D Wasserman Schultz.

I'd settle for SP, as head of the RNC, to clean the Augean stables of road apples like Frum, Rove, team McCain and any grandees of Duke & Duke I haven't mentioned. Dealing with Debbie Weeblehead Scruntz would be child's play once that's done.

Dammit Mavs; step up your game. Nobody said this would be easy.

narciso

Therein, lies the lesson, Captain, over confidence, first it was the Heat, then the Mavericks, (have they had more advantages at home, or away in the past)One half suspects Biff is working the chirons at Fox, where they showed an image of that superb scholar from Upper Darby, rather than Sarah, to illustrate some segment.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

AP’s Romney ‘Fact Check,’ Part 2: GOP Candidate Mostly Prevails

Part One posted above.

Captain Hate

Actually, narc, I think both teams are playing damn good defense to negate the home court "advantage" which now stands at 1-2. I've muted the ABC telecast so that I don't have to be irritated by those imbeciles and instead am listening to Dr Jack Ramsey and Hubie Brown on ESPN radio where I get a great analysis of the game from 2 old school coaches rather than the witless blah blah that one failed and another fatassed aspiring NBA coach. Maybe those two a-holes shared some LSD with Bill Walton.

Dave (in MA)

Steve Leveille is devoting his show to how stupid Sarah Palin is tonight. I've sent him Legal Insurrection's post twice so far and it keeps disappearing from his Facebook wall.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

JiB: Tell Frederick he has some competition from Piper Palin.

My Super Summer Vacation

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Tim Pawlenty praises the individual mandate.

daddy

Sara,

Really enjoyed the link to Piper Palin.

That was very well down by the author and I bet if Piper and her Mom get to read it together they'll get a kick out of it.

matt

Well it seems that the likely culprit in the German e coli outbreak is organically farmed bean sprouts from right there in the good ole Fatherland.

I guess that blows the terrorism conspiracy theorists and Spanish cucumber haters theories all to hell. My thoughts on the fear mongers. LUN.

Danube of Thought

"May 1980--Carter led Reagan in the polls 58 to 40%."

Granted. Unlike Palin, Reagan had not previously been favorably viewed, only to plummet in the voters' esteem as he became more well known.

Perhaps she can win--no way to know. I think it's very unlikely, and the cost of taking a chance on her and losing is enormous. By far the most important question for me is: who is most likely to get Obama out of the White House? If the answer were Sarah, I would be her biggest booster.

pagar

"Having the EPA declare Air to be a major pollutant not only allows the collection of even more regressive taxes,"

It's going to create jobs as they build these machines the UN is talking about.

https://weaselzippers.us/2011/06/05/un-global-warming-chief-says-we-may-need-to-build-machines-to-suck-greenhouse-gases-from-the-air/

Rocco

jwlillywhite

Might I suggest the The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, a ministry of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge MA. It's only a two plus hour ride from Cooperstown.

https://www.marian.org/shrine/tours/index.php

hit and run

Just when you think the Weiner story is just about petered out . . . here comes Breitbart with more. Can't link on the blackberry,but i saw it at Ace's (and by *it* I don't mean the wiener. . . I saw the story at Ace's)

Extraneus

Breitbart: "[W]e will not be releasing all of the material because some of it is of an extreme, graphic nature."

Come on, Andrew. Didn't you learn your lesson? The left wants you to release everything from now on. No editing.

jimmyk

The Breitbart story doesn't say (a) whether the e-mails etc. were from before Weiner got married, or (b) whether they were unsolicited. If he was having a consensual e-mail "relationship" it won't really have much bearing on the Twitter story, other than to keep it alive. Of course he will look bad if it's after he got married.

Pofarmer

"Well it seems that the likely culprit in the German e coli outbreak is organically farmed bean sprouts"

It's just pretty stupid to try to grow and harvest anything like sprouts organically. Way, way, way too easy for contamination of something like that. I don't even like lettuce grown organically.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Perhaps she can win--no way to know. I think it's very unlikely, and the cost of taking a chance on her and losing is enormous. By far the most important question for me is: who is most likely to get Obama out of the White House? If the answer were Sarah, I would be her biggest booster.

I couldn't agree more.

The Breitbart story doesn't say (a) whether the e-mails etc. were from before Weiner got married, or (b) whether they were unsolicited.

Let Weiner answer that.

narciso

Well as Culvahouse, himself pointed out to McCain, 'high risk, high reward' of course
he didn't count on the level of vitriol, mendacity, and outright slander, Then again
neither did Governor Walker, or Congressman
Ryan, two years later. Now the SRM, or the other choice name for it, is going after Romney for being a Mormon, they stooped to accuse McCain of having an affair with a lobbyist, and we can give a thousand other
examples. Even when the truth is clear, they are unwilling to own up to it:

https://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1343353&srvc=rss


narciso

Some people never learn, honestly, than again
that might be a prerequisite for employment
at Goldman:

https://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/judd-gregg/164807-opinion-empower-a-panel-to-solve-the-debt-crisis

Janet

Breitbart is showing emails from May 2011...so after marriage.

As tawdry as the Weiner story is, I think it's important to let the Dems & the MFM know that the biased media game has changed.

Extraneus

If it takes a moderate Republican to get Obama out of the White House, then I'm not even sure what that accomplishes except to establish that the country's shift to the left is complete.

I think people should support the candidate that they think would make the best president, rather than the one they think has the best chance to beat Obama.

Maybe Hillary could beat Obama in 2012. Should we nominate her?

Clarice

IIRC bean sprouts were the cause of a signifiant food borne ailment in the US a few years ago. In that case they were grown in tubs of water in NYC's Chinatown and the water was contaminated. I suppose the safest thing is to sprout your own.

Janet

Yeah Extraneus. In the primaries...if I get the chance by the time they make it to Virginia...I'm voting for the MOST conservative, God fearing candidate that stands up to the MFM.

Here's a nice little post on moral relativism at Bookworm Room.
Love this -
"...the Rev. Sydney Smith (1771-1845):

In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm [at Sidmouth, England], Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing out the sea-water, and vigorously pushing away the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused; Mrs. Partington’s spirit was up. But I need not tell you that the contest was unequal; the Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington.

Sometimes it seems that the moral morons are the Atlantic, while we are poor, pathetic Mrs. Partingtons, armed with nothing more than a few mops. We need a Moses for some serious power over the bad Leftist waters."

I definitely feel that way sometimes. Have we defunded NPR yet?

Extraneus

Anyway, we know from 2010 that the country hasn't shifted to the left. Far from it. We just need a conservative who can beat Obama.

Btw, Santorum's officially in. Not that I think it could be him.

jimmyk

I suppose the safest thing is to sprout your own.

Or just not eat bean sprouts. I mean, would we really miss them that much?

narciso

'We're through the looking glass, here people,

https://www.carolineglick.com/e/2011/06/is-the-us-deliberately-harming.php

Janet

I didn't realize in this Krauthammer vid on Palin that Nina Totenburg chimes in that "At least she was wearing a helmet" on Palin's Rolling Thunder ride!

At least she obeys us nanny stater elites with safety issues!! Hah!!

jimmyk

I think people should support the candidate that they think would make the best president, rather than the one they think has the best chance to beat Obama.

I agree completely. In fact, ironically, by doing so I think we'll end up with the candidate most likely to beat Obama. Otherwise instead of the vote reflecting people's true preferences, it's reflecting people's beliefs about other people's beliefs about other people's beliefs, etc., etc. (which are often shaped, especially at this early stage, by the MSM)--a path that leads to the next Casper Milquetoast nominee.

narciso

If these quotes are to be believed, some of our suspicions have been born out, including
selling Beck out:


https://www.newsweek.com/2011/06/05/roger-ailes-plays-nice.html

rse

janet-

Most of what I am working on goes back decades of being in the shadows. With BO, many movements are out of the shadows and we can see the patterns and the linkages.

We know the delivery vehicles for the bad ideas domestically and internationally. We know the essential tenets so that name changes as something becomes infamous do not slow us down in the least.

The Mandarins are out in the open and playing for keeps now. If the EU breaks apart or BO does not win in 2012or global temps discredit AGW, they cannot make themselves invisible again.

We swap information that continues to make the patterns more distinct. Your link on Wallis was quite helpful as the Soviet disinformation campaign and the nuclear freeze movement are points I had pondered recently as I read over the world-focused schools movement of the 70s. When I looked for that report I mentioned yesterday to Henry, I stumbled across something hugely meaningful-another hiding place uncovered with direct ties to every aspect of what I had been tracking.

Dame Partington was alone with her mop. None of us are alone in our fight against the Left.

Porchlight

By far the most important question for me is: who is most likely to get Obama out of the White House?

Good question. I wish the Palin Can't Win folks would give us a name. Any name. Make the case as to how he can win first the primary and then the general.

Until someone else shows that another candidate has stuff, I'll continue to support Palin, because she best represents my views.

jimmyk

Let Weiner answer that.

He doesn't have to. If there's no smoking gun here, it won't make that much difference for the twitter episode. It might lose him Huma's support.

But he's already greatly diminished, which is about as much as we can hope for in a case like this involving a Dem, since Dems rarely have enough shame to resign (Spitzer and McGreevey being notable exceptions).

narciso

Doubling down, making himself look foolish in the process:

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/06/05/bad-economic-numbers-can%E2%80%99t-predict-2012/

Jim Miller

"I suppose the safest thing is to sprout your own."

The safest thing is not to eat raw sprouts. That's what the FDA has been advising -- for years -- for those with weaker immune systems.

Sprouting your own may not protect you, since there is some evidence that seeds can be contaminated.

Melinda Romanoff

rse-

Could you link that Cisco exec, please?

I have my reasons and will explain later.

Janet

Dame Partington was alone with her mop. None of us are alone in our fight against the Left.

A lovely thought, rse!

boris

Good post at Legal Insurrection.

The debate also shifted, from she was wrong as to the fact of the warning to she was wrong as to Revere's intent. The goal posts constantly were moved. All in all, there was an intellectual shut down by those on the left and right who don't like Palin, an unwillingness to consider facts which contradicted their narrative.
Well I'd add ... not just on the left ...

narciso

This is infuriating, and yet not surprising,
considering those in charge


https://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/06/hmmm.html

Rob Crawford

MarkO:

There is so much to recommend Sarah, but I think even some of her most ardent supporters would reluctantly agree that what she said about Revere, however one wishes to spin it, caused a good deal of heavy lifting.

Why? What she said was true. The "heavy lifting" was done by the slimeballs who use the ignorance of the public to attack her.

Captain Hate

Fred Barnes writing in the June 13 issue of the Weekly Standard:

The Obama administration is 0-for-3 in meeting economic expectations. In 2009, President Obama and his advisers believed the bountiful stimulus package would give the economy a strong jolt. It didn't, and still hasn't. In 2010, Obama declared Recovery Summer and predicted a surge in employment. The economy lost 283,000 jobs over the summer. This year, Obama expected a significant ratcheting up of jobs and growth. There's been a ratcheting down.

The White House always has an excuse. Obama's economic policies are never at fault. The problem in 2009, according to Obama? The economy was in worse shape than he'd feared when he took office. In 2010, economic adviser Christina Romer said the dip in jobs was unexpected. No doubt it was, but that's a lame explanation. And Obama stubbornly refused to express regret for having proclaimed Recovery Summer in the first place.

Now, two years after the recession officially ended, the excuses for economic stagnation and puny job growth are stale and implausible.

It shouldn't be difficult for any candidate to bang this message from now until next November.

Rob Crawford

I think Pawlenty or Huntsman might win. I am confident that Palin cannot.

To what end? Obama-lites are not going to make a difference.

pagar

"Pagar, have you posted this?"

Threadkiller, I have not. However, at 08:27 PM on the 5th. on the Obama and Unemployment thread I posted the LUN that is reposted on this comment.. The first line of that link explains why Bank of America might not have paid that judgement.
The 1st line reads:

"EDITOR’S NOTE: BOA IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE."
The article is titled:
"Are Countrywide mortgage-backed securities really mortgage-backed?"

Anyone who has a bank account in America or any interest in securitization might want to read it.

Rob Crawford

She’s gonna have to be presidential to run, and that is gonna be focusing on policies. And that’s something she’s done less than less of as she’s tried to connect with voters on a personal level. She’s gonna have to talk policy

She does.

The press doesn't report it.

MayBee

The Breitbart story doesn't say (a) whether the e-mails etc. were from before Weiner got married, or (b) whether they were unsolicited.

In the first pic of the day, Weiner's wearing a wedding ring.

narciso

That line, from Strassel, is as they say in the trade, a 'tell', Rob, the fact that she felt confident about saying it, is even more so.

narciso

Another domino seems to have fallen on our side of the ledger:


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/06/029177.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

Captain Hate

narc, it's really disappointing how Vargas Llosa has come down on that. Any insight on what's driving that because that's very out of character with his past stances, no?

narciso

Well he has been uon record against the Fujimori's plural, but this seems like 'cutting an appendage' to spiting one's face.
I wrote of his trailblazing presidential campaign in 1990, he's betrayed everything he
stood for,

cathyf
Avocados are green, and I can't tell you the number of times I've seen an avocado and had my first thought be "super hero."
Originally published in 1982, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death is a young adult novel written by Daniel Pinkwater and features alienated teenagers, avocado-obsessed mad scientists, and a plot to replace all of the world's realtors with aliens.
glenda

narciso...
your links are the best way to get the "news around the world" I know :)
great finds

Porchlight

I think Pawlenty or Huntsman might win. I am confident that Palin cannot.

How does Huntsman, former member of the Obama administration, get past the primary? For that matter, how does Pawlenty, supporter of cap and trade?

narciso

Thanks glenda, how are you doing by the way;


Probably skipping Iowa, hoping there is a large cross over vote in New Hampshire, don't
know what he's do in S. Carolina, not too mention the rest of the South, Porch

Porchlight

narc, I don't see Romney, Pawlenty or Huntsman winning the South against Palin, do you? Romney may be a factor in the West.

Caro

IMO Huntsman is Romney on steroids. For a healthcare mandate, believes in AGW, and supports cap and trade.

narciso

Well that's what I mean, I mean it's a 'winning strategy', lol.

pagar

"Another domino"
IMO, we don't have a whole lot of dominos still on the board, and those we have are in danger. It seems to me you can almost feel the difference. You can see it in the news throughout the region. It started when the US state dept backed the Communist in Honduras and has gotten worst.
--------------------------------------------
"I don't see Romney, Pawlenty or Huntsman winning the South "
IMO, a vote for any of the three in the primary is an understanding that Obama is not going to be challenged in the general election. That is the same thing that happened in 2008, the only challenge came from Sarah Palin, and McCain wouldn't turn her loose.

glenda

thank you, narciso..somedays are diamonds, somedays are stones..always better when I visit here..

porch..i'm with you on the (R) field, by the way..we Texans know Perry does not have an inch compared to Palin's miles.. :) He has gotten where he is by the strength of the Texas people, a few good soundbites and a lot of cringe-worthy ones.

narciso

You're right, we have Santos, and he's been wobbling, nowhere as resolute as Uribe,
Farther north is Martinelli, in Panama, and he's under scrutiny, due to the wikileaks matter, Pinera in Chile, the pickings get slim.

daddy

rse,

Dennis Prager today had on Joe Kernen of CNBC. Kernen was dismayed at what his 4th grade kid was being taught in Grade school about the evils of Capitalism, so he just came out with this book:

Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism.

The interview was good. I suspect the poor Star ratings given at Amazon (3 out of 5) have to do with Lefty's saying the book is a 1.
(11 1 Stars and 13 5 Stars out of 30 total).

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