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narciso

It's like the gorillas striking the monolith,
in 2001, glasater, do deny a century of modern technology is astounding.

jimmyk

Glasater, don't forget about all the fuss over irradiating food. I'm not sure if that could have prevented this outbreak (I think maybe it only is done to meat), but that's another crazy anti-science jag on the left.

Danube of Thought

Bear in mind that one way the government can facilitate paying off its debt is to pay it off in progressively more worthless dollars, which is what is already occurring today.

I have no idea how much lag there is between nakedly inflationary policies and the incidence of the actual inflation, but I suspect that by November 2012 inflation is going to be a much hotter topic than it is now.

jimmyk

Actually, according to wiki, in the U.S. spinach is irradiated, along with some meat, fruits, and spices. Not surprisingly, irradiation is almost non-existent in Europe.

bunkerbuster

Still so much chatter about the shape and location of deck chairs on the tax titanic and not one word about how and where to cut spending. Save of course for Jimmy, who farts the Reagan magical thinking turd that if you just cut taxes, spending will cut itself. Of course, never mind that that the strategy failed miserably for Reagan and Bush alike, it's all part of fooling some of the people all of the time...
I say we get out of the globocop business. We just can't afford to "save" countries like Afghanistan and Libya. Cut the defense budget by a third. Slash farm subsidies and, yes, put the government in charge of limiting price increases for pharmaceuticals.
That's a good start on cutting spending. Anyone got better ideas?

pagar

"does not account for "social cost of carbon"

The social cost of carbon is what the leftists are costing the US. More and more it looks like they are going to cost us our nation.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/thanks-barack-american-electric-cuts-600-jobs-closes-several-plants-to-comply-with-oppressive-epa-regulations/

Melinda Romanoff

pagar-

I did that one earlier than the Keystone story, hence the shove of WV to the GOP.

MayBee

We just can't afford to "save" countries like Afghanistan and Libya. Cut the defense budget by a third.

If it's your desire to cut back on engagements, your guy is doing it wrong.

MayBee

put the government in charge of limiting price increases for pharmaceuticals.

Hmmmm.
This seems not to be a proposal to cut back on government spending.

narciso

Not too mention, another engagement, in Yemen, a country that makes Afghanistan seem like Switzerland.

Danube of Thought

"not one word about how and where to cut spending"

What planet has this kid been living on? It's been discussed endlessly, just not on this particular thread, the subject of which is Pawlenty's proposal for revising the tax code.

Jim Ryan

Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, albeit not a Leninist. Yes, you can't coherently accept Leninism if you're a Buddhist, but I think Marxism is perfectly coherent with Buddhism. According to both philosophies (if you will) moral values, under the hood, are baseless and unreal. I suppose it would also have been coherent of him to reject Marxism. I guess he prefers Marxism, though. Alrighty, then!

Thomas Collins

I'm going to depart respectfully from the views of my friends here who are criticizing TPaw's tax plan. I think it was a great speech. Much of a political campaign is talking points BS. TPaw and his advisors clearly get that. I think TPaw's purpose in this speech was to communicate to wonky GOPers that he favors classical liberal thinking on marginal tax rates while communicating to a broader GOP audience that he is pro tax cut/pro growth. I don't claim to be an expert on Minnesota politics, but from what I know, this is consitent with TPaw's record there.

Steve Forbes tried the wonky approach and got nowhere. TPaw's approach I think is closer to Reagan's on the campaign trail, and it is the better approach. If Reagan in 1984 had gone into detail in his speeches about imposing passive loss limitations and other tax deduction and tax credit limiting aspects that would accompany cutting marginal rates, he might not have had the landslide win he had over Mondale.

Rick Ballard

Mel,

Have you played out a "What happens if oil goes to <$40?" scenario using a 2-3 year time line? Would Iran collapse before Venezuela or Russia?

I keep looking at the various idiotic acts by the maladministration (drilling moratorium, trying to shut down Keystone, bombing Libyans, inciting unrest among the Mahometans) through the lens of propping energy prices as a means of masking actual deflation. Do I need more Reynolds Wrap for my hat?

Janet

Jim Ryan,

JiB & family are coming to DC & we're meeting for lunch on Monday June 13th. We'll be at Union Station at 12:30 at Johnny Rockets.
Come, come, come if you can.

Melinda Romanoff

Russia will wither, no matter the price of oil. That birth rate would kill any civilization, no matter who's in charge. And I'm not even venturing into the Big Oil JV rinse cycle that the Kremlin puts those mopes through every two years. Announce venture, Big Oil commits cash and equipment, delivers, Kremlin loses exec visas, takes cash and equipment. Rinse, repeat.

The great Chavez scam will collapse on food shortages, IMO, just as Iran will, but will happen in a rush. It's the hot money commodity inflation that's killing them and by propping up oil prices, they're almost signing a suicide pact.

Where it lands on the calendar, though, is where the tricky part comes in.

And no, your hat looks fine from here.

How's mine?

peter

Is it possible that the Dalai Lama is just trying to appease the Chicoms?

Melinda Romanoff

Looks like the Greeks are going to put the latest bailout to a referendum.

New payroll taxes on lower salaries.

Yes, this should go well.

Jim Ryan

Thanks, Janet! I'll see what I can do. Most likely my boss will have my nose at the grindstone all day, but you never know.

Clarice

jimmyk, so true about irradiation--I blame it on Nader's lying but effective war on nuclear power.

Jim Ryan

Vodkapundit, just in case you're feeling too cheerful about the economy: link and link. Oh, and link.

Clarice

I think it is a possibility, peter.

Janet

Cripes Suzette linked this article on Kennedy & Chappaquiddick.
She pointed out the pregnant spouse similarities with Weiner.
This is another similarity - "And his decision to seek guidance from the voters of Kennedy-struck Massachusetts seemed far more calculated than risky—as the predictable flood of Teddy-don't-quit calls and wires instantly affirmed."

Drudge had linked an article about how Weiner's NY constituents wanted him to stay.
Google -

New York Times (blog)
Poll: Weiner's Constituents Want Him to Stay
54 minutes ago
Anthony Weiner's (DN.Y.) constituents want him to stay in office, according to the latest poll of his district, conducted Wednesday and released last night: ...
The Atlantic - 9827 related articles

Poll: Weiner's constituents want him to stay
CNN Political Ticker (blog) - Shared by 20+
Poll: Weiner constituents say stay
Politico - Shared by 5+

A JournOList effort?

Dave (in MA)
Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, albeit not a Leninist.
Was the latter an ideological split with his host that led to his trashside bum's rush?
Jim Ryan

NEWS: Obama supports return to 1967 borders...

SOUTH BROOKLYN JEWS: Alright, but he doesn't mean that, he's on the right side. He's on the side of the poor, not like those Republicans who only like the rich, are illiterate and, antisemitically, want to convert us to Christianity. (Palin, for example.)

NEWS: Weiner compulsively sense pictures of his private parts to various women while his new wife is pregnant...

SOUTH BROOKLYN JEWS: Alright, but he doesn't mean that, he's on the right side. He's on the side of the poor, not like those Republicans who only like the rich, are illiterate and, antisemitically, want to convert us to Christianity. (Palin, for example.)

NEWS: Under Obama, unemployment stays high, a great depression looming....

SOUTH BROOKLYN JEWS: Alright, but he doesn't mean that...

{PHONE RINGS]

SOUTH BROOKLYN JEWS: Hello?....No, he shouldn't resign, he's fine.... Yes, that's right, Weiner, he should stay....The president? Strongly support...Yes, you're welcome, have a nice day. [HANGS UP]

Cecil Turner

That's a good start on cutting spending.

Nope. As with pretty much all libtard plans, it ignores the largest (and fastest-growing) expenditures . . . social programs:

It's obvious to anyone who can read a graph that cuts in health, welfare, and pensions are a requirement for any serious attempt at budget-balancing. And I'm all in favor of some Defense cuts as well (though the isolationist approach outlined above has historically caused higher eventual spending--both in lives and treasure--more often than not) . . . but anyone who claims defense cuts alone will solve the problem is either dishonest or innumerate (or both).

Cecil Turner

Anthony Weiner's (DN.Y.) constituents want him to stay in office . . .

Heh. Beautiful. The gift that keeps on giving.

Melinda Romanoff

Awww, CT, I haven't had lunch and you have to go and put up pie pron?

Sheesh.

Porchlight

Cripes Suzette linked this article on Kennedy & Chappaquiddick.
She pointed out the pregnant spouse similarities with Weiner.

Thanks for this, I knew there was something similar in the past and couldn't remember.

Who knows about the Huma pregnancy, but my feeling is that the news would have broken earlier if it were true. The timing of the announcement (post hotel lockdown with Huma and Anthony brainstorming about how to save his skin) was suspect. And AFAIK it has yet to be officially confirmed.

Porchlight

Minus 15--now we're getting somewhere.

Indeed. That minus 9 was alarming.

And I'm sure this was linked, but here's WSJ's Henninger on the subject:

Obama's Worst Week, Pawlenty's Best

centralcal

Via Twitter, Tammy Bruce shows us the hacks at USAToday's headline:

Sarah Palin's e-mails released for national security (then quickly changed to "scrutiny"). lmao.

peter

let's not forget that Jim McGreevey's wife was in labor while he was out "having a public" and that Bill O'Reilly's wife was pregnant while he was sexually harassing some female producer.

cathyf
One does wonder how a society founded on the rule of law can long survive ignoring most such laws.
Insty linked to this very mild-mannered Jim DeLong discussion of the mechanics by which the economy decays as the rule of law is destroyed. Washington’s Seizure of Sunk Capital. If people really understood this, they would be first breathlessly terrified and then running about with their hair on fire.

It's not the taxes or the spending, it's the theft-by-regulation.

I've said this before: we have long, long history showing that whatever Congress does with the tax law, the government collects about 18-20% of gdp in taxes. Forget about tax law -- decide how much we want to spend, and then create six times as much gdp as that. The only way to create enough gdp for the government to spend what we want it to spend is to start eliminating regulations. Or, if you want the EPA, OSHA, dept of labor, dept of education, etc. to continue destroying quantities of gdp, then you have to reduce spending in order to pay for it.

The tradeoff is not taxes vs spending, because taxes are constant. The tradeoff is between the government's gdp-destroying activities and spending.

Melinda Romanoff

Here's an excellent way to address the Palin e-mail brouhaha, with superior mocking methods (click ALL the way through for the just desserts).

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Heh. Beautiful. The gift that keeps on giving.

My thoughts exactly. I too want Weiner to stay.

pagar

Thanks Mel for the Palin email link. I went back and found your earlier post on the AE plant closings. It seems like one of those stories where it can not be bought to the attention of working Americans too often. Thanks for posting yours.

cathyf
I take your point about interest deductions. Of course, under the current code I can deduct the interest on my ski condo while the poor guy making car payments can't deduct that interest.
I have this theory that a significant part of the housing bubble crash was a totally unintended side-effect of the loss of deductibility of interest rates other than home mortgages. It used to be that you bought your house with a mortgage, car with a car loan, appliances with a consumer loan from Sears, furniture with a loan from the furniture-store finance company, bought other durable goods with a credit card and carried a balance. Every loan was separately secured, and had higher or lower rates depending upon how well-secured it was.

Then the 1986 tax law took away the deductions for everything but mortgage interest, and the home-equity loan was born. Even worse, the home-equity line of credit. Sure, people had always borrowed against their home equity, but paying closing costs for every little thing made sure that people only did this for really big things.

Following the money, if the interest on your 9% mortgage and 10% car loan was all deductible, then the after-tax cost of the loans is 9% and 10%. If only the mortgage is, then the mortgage cost is still 9%, but the car loan cost goes up to 12.8%. One basis point difference between mortgage and car loan won't pay the extra transaction costs of doing it as a mortgage, but 3.8% -- there is LOTS of money there. And all of that excess money went to fund the creation of the home-equity loan industry.

Which took a minor little hiccup in how mortgage credit risk was evaluated and opened it into a yawning black sucking hole that came perilously close to collapsing the entire world economy...

...and is a powerful conservative argument for not doing major revolutionary changes to the tax law...

Clarice

cathy, what an interesting observation!

daddy

She's even in their heads overseas.

Here's the current HomePage of the BBC.

The top head line on the Latest ticker sez: US Officials release 24,000 Palin E-mails.

1 inch down, just below a story on Syria is a picture of Sarah and the following:

"Palin official e-mails released
US officials release thousands of pages of e-mails sent by Republican politician Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska governor.

Immediately below that are 2 further links:

"Potential 2012 Republican candidates" and

"Sarah Palin tour creates a buzz"

Scrolling down on the Home page, to the right is the Feature headlined: Features & Analysis

First off is a beautiful picture of Sarah with the following Link:

"It's quiz time!
How did Sarah Palin rewrite American history? "

How she gets into their heads even over there is amazing.

daddy

Here's a great Weiner cartoon posted over at Lucianne.com. Scroll down to just below the top stories.

centralcal

Isn't that a great cartoon, daddy? Saw it yesterday on another website too - glad it is making the rounds.

daddy

I'm a little murky on what is the politically correct role for the victimized wife in these Government Sex scandals, especially when they are Democrats

In general, Hillary I think was anointed "Saint Hillary."

I think something similar is happening to "undergoing Cannonization Huma."

But the more interesting one to me at the moment is Elizabeth Edwards. She was "Saint Elizabeth" as I recall until her death.

But now that it has been revealed that she secretly recorded a deathbed video and sent it to Prosecutors to help convict slimeball hubby John Edwards, (ie) (she finally acted link a normal enraged wife), will she still be Saint Elizabeth to the MSM?

peter

Cathy f, great observation. Had a similar thought, but you expressed it much better.

Melinda Romanoff

pagar-

Thanks for staying on top of the MERS mess. You did see Yves' post on the Michigan Court ruling supporting the NY Trust basis for securitization.

peter

Between Steyn and Iowahawk, I'd say the biggest growth industry in the Obama administration is the humorists' industry. LUN for some brilliant Mark Steyn.

Danube of Thought

Cathyf, there is no doubt that the phenomenon you describe contributed somewhat to over-leveraging. But I think that effect was enormously swamped by other, more redily identifiable factors.

I also don't see it as a conservative argument one way or another. I think conservative principles generally suggest minimizing the tax man's intrusion into our lives, subject to the need to collect revenue sufficient to pay for genuinely public goods and services.

And I think it is a conservative argument to say that if any interest is to be deductible, then all interest should be--not just interest paid for something government feels is nice for you.

Charlie (Colorado)

Yes, you can't coherently accept Leninism if you're a Buddhist, but I think Marxism is perfectly coherent with Buddhism.

I was just telling someone in email that what this demonstrates is that you can be a living incarnation of the Boddhisattva of Compassion and spend 14 incarnations as the head priest of Tibet without learning much economics.

But I think a good case can be made that laissez-faire is more consistent with Buddhism, and a really good one can be made that wu wei 無爲 is the core of Adam Smith.

rse

cathy-

I also think home equity loans were taken out for tuition to overpriced private colleges and universities.

Between the costs of the degrees and the lack of substantive, marketable learning in so many programs, those degrees may seem like a doubly heavy serf collar.

narciso

'good news, everybody,' well you know the drill, you know one of those innocent Saudi
shepherds, that Carol Rosenberg, assured us
was snatched from his goat farm and sent to
the American Gulag at Gitmo, well you'll never guess, he wasn't so innocent, and the
young whipper snapper is going for the top
job, at AQ central, from his perch in Yemen,

Extraneus
PIcture: this one is not a joke. Reporters jammed and running to the elevator to get the #PalinEmails http://ow.ly/5f6Ey

link

Extraneus
The live-camera action of the cart being rolled out the door is simply gripping, of course, but it does give Isikoff and Mitchell a chance to note that the media has dedicated heavy coverage of the event, which involves someone who so far isn’t in public office nor running for public office. Wait until the end, when Mitchell and Isikoff chuckle as they read a statement from SarahPAC stating that the e-mails will show “a governor hard at work.” “We’ll see,” laughs Isikoff.

link

narciso

Illustrating absurdity by being absurd:


..@JonahNRO Jonah Goldberg
Breaking: Pawlenty wears dress, eats live ferret in Macy's window. Fails to bump Palin's Venti Coffee purchase from front page.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

Something one's less refined friends will find guffaw-worthy. LUN.

narciso

The fellow who came up back in November 2009, was Al Rubbaish, btw,

JackisBack!

Cathf,

Rush was all over this today as we drove down to the city. He is reading Gretchen Mogenson' book, "Reckless Endangerment" in which she documents how Clinton in 1992 made homw ownership a priority and how Jim Johnson gamed the regulatos at Fannie and made millions for himself and Wall St. by packaging mortgage securities, etc. And she writes for the Times!

narciso

This is what I was referring to:

www.theolympian.com/2011/06/08/v-print/1680417/zawahiri-praises-bin-laden-but.html

We know now that Frances Fox Piven, was behind
this move, on Housing, as with Motor voter,
and other initiatives,

Extraneus

According to Pat Caddell, that book is a WMD.

daddy

I recall the Dalai Lama a long time ago saying he was a Marxist, so I don't know why its just hitting the fan now.

Quick Google search shows he said it in 1999 and also in 2010.

Here's to hoping he says it again in 2013, when he's allowed to enter the front door of a Republican held White House, instead of having to walk out the garbage exit.

narciso

You know daddy, obsequious moves like that, and joking about the great deal we got from
the good czar, on Alaska, just isn't right.

rse

LUN is an excellent Victor Davis Hanson on Europe warning us not to follow their path to destruction.

VDH's description of the limo class and the masses reflects precisely the vision being pushed here now.

Today's one of those days when I am happy that I can fully document what I suspected. And have saved it in several places.

And sad at what mediocre, malevolent people are trying to do to us in the name of education. Our good will in wanting the best for all is being used against us.

Maybe as an alternative to the tea party we can start coming up with suggestions on where the presumed Mandarins can put those serf collars intended for us.

narciso

Was it Gramsci, that came up with this formula, Rick, will set me straight on that score, kind of a variation on Mao's theory
of draining the sea, to kill the fish.

pagar

Yes Mel, I saw " Yves' post on the Michigan Court ruling supporting the NY Trust basis for securitization."

I have it in the LUN for those who haven't seen it.
It might make some JOMers happy for a moment or two, because someone got to foreclose and the non-paying purchaser of the house did not get to keep it. But more importantly, it may collapse the securitization side.

Cathyf ,in her 02:06 has the most important question in the housing finance fraud mess
quote, which I have taken the liberty of repeating here. Almost every real estate recording and finance law in every state plus the federal laws have been ignored in the MERS/securitization mess and yet the system is somehow supposed to survive. It is impossible that it can!

(the 02:06 quote)
"One does wonder how a society founded on the rule of law can long survive ignoring most such laws."

Melinda Romanoff

pagar-

Are you ordering Gretchen's book? I think we've seen all her source material, already.

daddy

Peter,

An excellent couple lines from your Mark Steyn link above:

"We will be able to look back and tell our children," declared King Barack the Modest of his own candidacy in 2008, "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow." Great news for the oceans! Meanwhile, back on dry land, a quarter of American mortgages are "underwater"

I understand satirical jokes were big in the Gulag's as well, so at least we have some nice yuck's to look forward to as we hustle down this Road to Serfdom.

Soylent Red

But I think a good case can be made that laissez-faire is more consistent with Buddhism, and a really good one can be made that wu wei 無爲 is the core of Adam Smith.

So sayeth the Char-lai Lama(Colorado).

VDH's description of the limo class and the masses reflects precisely the vision being pushed here now...

Maybe as an alternative to the tea party we can start coming up with suggestions on where the presumed Mandarins can put those serf collars intended for us.

VDH's description also closely mirrors the first chapter of "A Tale of Two Cities". Aristocrats tearing through town tossing us coins from their gilded coaches.

This kind of behavior, I'm sorry to say, is no longer the fodder for revolutions. At least not in this country. There seems to be no sense of irony in the masses that a fat man in a $2000 suit should be preaching egalitarianism at them. You may thank the public schools and sycophantic press for that.

Woe to the new aristocracy if the crowds start wising up. Perhaps they should keep those serf collars close at hand to offer protection from the inevitable falling blades, in the unlikely event.

Melinda Romanoff

And, as they say, film at Eleven.

I encourage you all to listen to former IG Barofsky, above.

Jane

"Reckless Endangerment"

Every one of us should buy this and read it. I wonder if we could get a group rate.

Extraneus

David Mamet has been touting what an eye-opener "The Road to Serfdom" was for him.

Looking forward to reading how well you're able to put it into readable form, rse. So far the only JOM book I've bought was sbw's. I'd like to be able to support more JOM writers at Amazon.com. Are there any others?

Cathyf should try her hand at one, for example. And if MayBee ever gets the bug, that one could be a blockbuster.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

We've covered almost all of it, I'll wager, since last November, starting with the CRA and moving right through to the MERS system.

I don't think she'll give an inch on the price, but I'll ask the publisher for 20 copies for "review". You in?

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

I'll settle for one of bgates' comic books.

jimmyk

Who knows about the Huma pregnancy, but my feeling is that the news would have broken earlier if it were true.

Or later, but for Weinergate. 35-year-old women generally do not make their pregnancies public knowledge in the "early stages."

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

PIcture: this one is not a joke. Reporters jammed and running to the elevator to get the #PalinEmails.

Drudge has linked to a live blog of "developments" in the review of the emails. Did you know that Sarah once used a teleprompter? Wow!

Rick Ballard

Narciso,

Gramsci provided a model for infiltration and control of the university, propaganda apparat, (press) and government bureaucracy through affinity hiring but the concept belongs to the Fabian Society. It's very difficult to clearly sort the strains of progrot but I believe that the Dewey/Wilson strain that RSE is following was an offshoot of the Fabians rather than Gramsci. Alinsky would be more closely aligned with the Gramscian strain.

Along those lines, I'd say the Archdruid of Canterbury is much more a Marxist than the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama seems more of a Jerusalem Church/Plymouth Rock type commie while the Archdruid would award blessings to Stalin for purity of intentions.

Extraneus

Bloomberg on the Palin emails.

The release of the records follows more than two years of pursuit and legal challenges by media outlets and members of the public under a state freedom-of-information law that began when Palin became the vice presidential nominee.
JackisBack!

Jane,

No need to buy it. It is everything we have been discussing here for years. Nothing new. Even callers to Rush were accusing him and his audience as the source. But to come from a Times person pinning the tail on the donkey is really revealing. Sure there is some GOP involvement but mostly background noise. All Gretchen did was follow the money and it ain't country club Republican money.

daddy

Narciso,

ADN exactly on Cue.

They have to do a story discussing the unprecedented WaPo/NYTimes campaign to enlist Palin e-mail readers. So how do the spin the story? This way:

Conservative pundits criticize media crowd-sourcing of Palin emails.

Well spun ADN. This way readers will immediately know there is a boogie man, and it ain't the WaPo or the NYTimes. Its Limbaugh and Coulter and us.

Porchlight

Or later, but for Weinergate. 35-year-old women generally do not make their pregnancies public knowledge in the "early stages."

Right. I should have been more clear - I meant earlier in the Weinergate timeline.

centralcal

Late to the thread . . . have you all seen this? Patterico's find of the 17 year old girl Weiner was DMing led to Police visiting her home!

Ace is blogging about it.

daddy

And as for WeinerGate.

Everybody keeps saying that what Weiner really wanted was to be Mayor of NYCity---that that was his really big real life ambition.

Well if you look at this story by Patterico today: Evidence That Weiner Was Talking Dirty to Underage Girls? Part 3, you'll see that Weiner's twitter to the High Schooler in late May sez the following:

"Politics is my one true love, and I will be President."

So perhaps America dodged a bullet, no?

Dog walking time.

Extraneus

Surely Palin will have every right to request Obama's emails from his time as State and US Senator.

daddy

Yay, Central.

Thanks for posting that breaking link investigating Weiner.

Will catch up later.

Extraneus

Apparently we'll be able to count on no redaction of the senders and recipients of Obama's emails when they're released.

jimmyk

Surely Palin will have every right to request Obama's emails from his time as State and US Senator.

I asked about that on the earlier thread. Is this some peculiar Alaska law, or would the FOIA allow this for Obama's e-mails?

daddy

"I'd say the Archdruid of Canterbury is much more a Marxist than the Dalai Lama."

Rick,

My guess is that ArchDruid Rowan secretly keeps going back in his mind to that moment in the New Testament where Satan offers the World to Jesus, and he probably thinks to himself, "Why the Heck didn't Jesus say "Sounds like a great deal---Okay! And I get to make all the rules right?"

Extraneus

Maybe narciso or daddy knows more, jimmyk, but I posted above that this release was pursuant to a "freedom-of-information law that began when Palin became the vice presidential nominee."

The most vetted person in American history.

rse

Rick-

I am really following both strains now. Actually I keep intersecting with both strains is probably a better way to describe.

Herbert Marcuse comes out of Gramsci/Frankfurt School but he is the inspiration for every ed radical since. Dewey is so poorly understood by the Muddle. They seem to see him as some ed prof who pushed hands-on learning.

What the radicals especially like about Dewey is the idea of experimenting with social theories in the schools to see what happens.

Plus, as Mel noted earlier, Russia may have an imploding birth rate that undermines its survival but with secure foreign bank accounts and the attempt to export the Soviet ed system, immortality may still seem possible.

Extraneus
Extraneus

Check out this smarmy asshole from the Guardian home page.

"This is it!"

Extraneus

Btw, we can put these things in quotes now.

Extraneus

Oh, and by the way,

The e-mails cover her first 21 months as governor, from December 2006 to September 2008. The remaining 10 months’ worth could be released later.

[snip]

“The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Governor Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state,” said Tim Crawford, an official at Palin’s political action committee, Sarah PAC. “The e-mails detail a Governor hard at work. Everyone should read them.

narciso

What's Buck Henry, doing at the Guardian, the paper that tried to make it look like the Tien an Men massacre didn't happen.

Nagual

" the subject of which is Pawlenty's proposal for revising the tax code." to wit he was glaringly UNspecific.

Or maybe you can list the specifics he would enumerate, if he dared.

rse

LUN is a link to the Connerly report on how race is being used politically more than ever.

Haven't finished but Clegg's judgment is superb.

Nagual

4:35 p.m. EST (Kate Sheppard): Among the scandals during Palin's time in office, Dairygate was a minor one—but an email chain from June 2007 gives some insight into Palin's operating style.

Matanuska Maid, a state-run dairy, had been losing money for several years when the state Creamery Board voted to close it down. Palin made a lot of hay about her desire to keep the dairy open, publicly rebuking the board. However, she lacked the power to fire the Creamery Board directly. So instead, Palin fired the entire Alaska Board of Agriculture and Conservation, which has oversight over the dairy panel. The firings hit the news on June 18, 2007.

The emails show that Palin was, at the time, plotting to install Franci Havemeister, a high school friend and real estate agent, as the head of the state's Division of Agriculture. In a June 15 email to Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, Palin touts, "She'd be so good on the team—get her a great deputy and staff around her and her leadership as Ag Director will be awesome."

She did appoint Havemeister to that post—a $95,000-a-year gig—two months later. The governor's high school pal could cite only "her childhood love of cows" as her qualification for the job..

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4:00 p.m. EST (Suzy Khimm): In 2006, Palin was under investigation for allegedly pushing state officials to fire her former brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, from the state trooper force, reassigning Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan in the process. (The so-called "Branchwater Report" that resulted from the investigation concluded that Palin was guilty of ethics violations but did not call for any criminal charges against her.)

When the probe was first underway, however, Palin and her top chief of staff, Michael Nizich, complained to each other about the investigators' demands, as evidenced by this August 2006 email exchange:

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If Palin comes out clean after these emails are dissected, she should get in because even our lefty trolls will have to STFU and vote for the most vetted candidate in American history.

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