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Janet

I'm fatigued by the decision makers.

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

The only decision this stupid jugeared commie has ever made has been which golf club to use - but I would imagine that would tax this jugeared commies cocaine addled synapses to the breaking point.

narciso

He needs some VitaVetaVegamin,

peter

Minus 22 at the Ras. We are getting spoiled. I am going to be disappointed if it goes back to minus 19.

Threadkiller

I still can't decide if I am going to comment on both "Every Little Bit Helps" threads.

peter

I've seen some attempts to compare JEF to the embattled Harry Truman. Harry Truman, after he left office, bought himself an American car with his own money, and drove cross-country, eating in diners, and staying in motels. JEF had the taxpayers buy two multimillion dollar (made in Canada) rode in them for fifteen minutes, then jetted off to Martha's Vineyard to rub elbows with Larry David's ex-wife and other libs. Compare and contrast.

Janet

Are they gonna start making us diseases to give Obama an excuse?
Decision fatigue?...
Stupiditus
Factaphobia

macphisto

Truman also worked for a living before becoming a politician, ran his own business, worked on his father's farm, served in the armed forces during a world war...is this really a comparison they want to make?

Threadkiller

Were they really made in Canada, peter? Good grief.

macphisto

Reality contact disorder.

narciso

The problem isn't that Obama doesn't decide, it's all his hunches are wrong, he's the polar opposite of Gladwell's approach.

peter

Buses were made in Canada according to the NY Post. LUN

Janet

**us diseases** should be - up diseases.
The MFM made us diseases long ago!

Porchlight

Lordy christmas, the excuses they'll make for this boob.

lyle

You wingnuts are just ungovernable. Remember he stepped down into the presidency with perfectly creased pants, you terrorists.

Threadkiller

Thanks peter. The bus is a Prevost.

Makes sense now. He went Union, on the cheap.

Major collective bargaining agreements in Canada during November produced average wage increases of 2 percent, compared to 2.2 percent in October. The data was compiled from 15 agreements covering 39,180 employees. The lowest private sector wage increase was recorded at Prevost Car Inc. in Quebec, where 970 employees received a wage increase of .3 percent, including a wage freeze in the first year of the contract. The highest wage increase was recorded at Construction Management Bureau Ltd. in Nova Scotia, where 800 electrical workers received a wage increase of 2.5 percent.

Threadkiller

The fundamentals of this President remain strong.

mikey

Chris Christie may get in. As a NJ resident who saw his real estate taxes rise under Corzine by $21,000 in 6 years and finally have no increase last year, he would be great for this country

henry

Some unfortunate neuroscience related news, unfortunate for this thread anyway. It does relate to unexpected mental capabilities (oddly enough discovered in Milwaukee). ; )

Captain Hate

I know a valid comparison with El JEFe and Harry Truman: Both had wives that didn't live in the White House much of the year.

narciso

There's got to be a definition of this, in the DSM IV

"The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently. You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators."

Barbara-Lurking

TK, I corrected this on a previous thread!

The fundaments of this President remain strong.

lyle

But Bess Truman wasn't an elegant, well dressed woman with sleekly toned arms and former high powered lawyer and executive in a prominent hospital in the Chicago area, you hayseeds!

Ignatz

--The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently. You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators.--

The concept of national security seems utterly foreign to this fool.

Ranger

Todays three day rolling polls:

President Obama Job Approval


Gallup

Approve 40

Disapprove 52

Disapprove +12.0


Rasmussen Reports

Approve 43

Disapprove 55

Disapprove +12.0

Things seem to have stabilized at this point. Short of killing Osama again, I don't see how Obama gets back up to the magic 47% approval he needs to be competitive for re-ellection.

bgates

The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon

"and that's why my administration has been engaged in an unprecedented effort to get all such deadly weapons out of the United States and secure them in the hands of Mexican professionals."

I know a valid comparison with El JEFe and Harry Truman

Neither of them has had a good idea since late 1972.

Chubby

wow, is Romney calling on Obama to resign? or am I reading it wrong? LUN

((Romney says Obama should do the right thing and step aside and let someone who knows more about the economy guide the nation out of the financial crisis.))

Jeff

what decisions ?

he outsourced ObamaCare and Dood/Frank and the Stimulus ...

he took weeks to greenlight the OBL raid ...


again, What decisions has he made that he can possibly be fatigued by ?

narciso

This must be the kind of clippings that
Chavez complains about (h/t the Hill)

As Obama tore through the Midwest and his Republican opponents this week, Democrats in Washington and around the country might have been hit with a wave of nostalgia.

They remember this guy. He’s not quite the sunny optimist he once was, and he looks older — but he sure is fighting mad at those pinheads in Washington.

macphisto

"You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage"

projection, much? i'd LOL but it hurts.

MarkO

"You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage"

Just imagine what kind of damage could be done by an entire religion that was deranged or driven by its hateful ideology.

Oh, that's different. Sorry.

OldTimer

Oh, please. The only thing Barry is fatigued by is the inability to genuinely care about other people or contemplate a differing opinion. He's tired of concentrating on the demands of requiring everyone's unquestioned respect. As the American people begin to rise up against Obama's administration, an angry out of control public meltdown in the near future wouldn't surprise me.

Especially if Governor Perry insists on relentlessly gnawing away at little Barry's ego.


Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

El Jefe could immediately cure whatever decision fatigue he has by taking Romney's suggestion that he step down and thereafter confining his decision making to choosing tee times and planning sojourns to oases like Marthas Vinyard.

Then again, I saw nothing in the Tierney article to support the notion that leading from behind contributes in any way to decision fatigue.

lyle

He's the smartest guy to ever sit in the oval office, you Neanderthals.

Janet

, you Neanderthals.

Please! I prefer to be called a cro-magnon. He's a good looking lad.

Courtland Milloy knew what he was talking about.

Extraneus

Who donated the top part of my tasteful nude to a museum?

Janet

I laugh every time I think of Clarice at a Tea Party rally holding a sign that said -
"I pray no Washington Post writer tries to knock my teeth out"

Dave (in MA)

Promiscuous fracking results in the local womenfolk getting the clap.

Plus, it causes gas.

Porchlight

Colbert's PAC treasurer leaves to join Perry campaign

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2011/08/17/colbert-s-treasurer-leaves-for-perry.html

Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha

Porchlight

My Facebook friends are so confused

Also GENE SIMMONS says Perry will be next Pres.

genesimmons Gene Simmons
Gov Perry worked for Al Gore and then switched to Republican. He will be our next President. I've never been wrong.
16 Aug

genesimmons Gene Simmons
I voted for Pres Bush. I voted for Pres Clinton. I voted for Pres Obama. The next president will be Gov Rick Perry.
16 Aug

jimmyk

Dave, is it fracking or drilling?

[A report] recommends the state provide more health services to address the rise in STDs related to an influx of drilling activity.

Hmmm...

BB Key

Next move for Gov.Perry... Here are my transcripts from Texas A&M...where are yours from Occidental, Columbia & Harvard

Jack is Back!

We are all forgetting one thing that makes Tierney's hypothesis even more troubling. He forgets to tell us how decision making by a humanoid with an implanted frequency monitor and electron-manipulator can fatigue the special circuitry installed in Obama. Remember those famous head scars?

Threadkiller

--"He's the smartest guy to ever sit in the oval office, you Neanderthals."--

I always thought of Brainiack as the Meltdown Man. Are you saying he is the Piltdown man?

Extraneus

Next move for Gov.Perry... Here are my transcripts from Texas A&M...

Makes you wonder whether he's the one who leaked them, rather than wait for somebody else to get around to it next year..

Extraneus

I think the guy with the drilling the womenfolk line was just kidding. Check out his pic, he even looks like a comedian.

Porchlight

Makes you wonder whether he's the one who leaked them, rather than wait for somebody else to get around to it next year..

Interesting thought.

A college friend of mine just posted the grades story on Facebook as evidence that Perry is "a moron." I pointed out that Perry has admitted he didn't work hard in college classes, and that morons generally can't fly C-130s.

Danube of Thought

I think the whole neuroscience theory is unadulterated bullshit, but if it further erodes any remaining public confidence in this dangerous fraud I am prepared to endorse it without reservation.

Clarice

It's so beautiful. No mater what the polls say, the Dems cannot run anyone against him. They've made so much hay out of the make believe that all opposition to Obama is racist.

This albatross is chain linked to the party's neck.

Porchlight

Fitch downgrades New Jersey from AA to AA-

This might quiet down the calls for Christie to run.

BB Key

Ex, According to Rick Dunham Washington Bureau Chief for Hearst newspapers Gov.Perry released his transcripts. Dunham was on the DR Show on NPR on Monday as an expert on Perry and he mentioned Perry's grades twice so I sent him an email about JEF's grades and he said he had never thought about it and asked if I knew where to find Obama's GPA...I emailed him back and suggested if I was a DC Bureau Chief I would start with Carney or Gibbs...I have not heard back from Rick Dunham

Captain Hate

This might quiet down the calls for Christie to run.

Is it just me or does it seem like ever since Perry's entry that the race has become a whole lot more exciting. Imo he's brought more life to a political race than since Palin was chosen as running for VP. I feel kind of guilty in saying that because it reeks of "cult of personality" garbage but on the other hand it really seems like a legit phenomenon.

Cecil Turner

Nice theory, except for one little catch: there's little or no evidence the Obama crowd is making a lot of decisions. I'd posit their "default position" is more of a result of a warped world view. In particular, their fascination with Rube Goldberg options or perpetual motion machines (e.g., having the government spend money in an effort to stimulate the economy to allow them to siphon off more money in taxes). Maybe what they really need is an entry-level primer on thermodynamics?

narciso

Well Larry would know wouldn't he,


“This may be the least responsible statement in the modern history of presidential politics.”

“While there is room for sharp debate over many economic issues,” Mr. Summers said, “the economic thinking is primitive, the mention of treason is outrageous"


How can Fitch downgrade Christie, yet uphold
the Administration's credit rating.

Extraneus

That's perfectly understandable, BB. After all, what kind of idiot would have thought to ask about Obama's grades?

"I think I'm a better speech writer than my speech writers," he reportedly told an aide in 2008. "I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I'll tell you right now that I'm . . . a better political director than my political director."

"I'm LeBron, baby. I can play at this level. I got game."

Ranger

“the economic thinking is primitive, the mention of treason is outrageous"

Hmmm... I seem to remember one Sen. John F'in Kerry using the term "Bennedict Arnold Corporations" in his campaign.

bgates

I sent him an email about JEF's grades and he said he had never thought about it

Well, sure. Why would he?

If a journalist hears a Republican is running for President and claiming to understand the military, his first thoughts are, "I wonder if he faked his military service records, and I wonder where I can find his college transcripts to prove that he's an idiot."

If a journalist hears a Republican is running for Vice President and claiming to have strong family values, his first thoughts are, "I wonder if she faked her pregnancy, and I wonder where I can find her college transcripts to prove that she's an idiot."

If a journalist hears a Democrat is running for President and claiming to be the smartest person in the world, his first thoughts are, "He's so smart and dreamy! I wonder what his penis tastes like?"

narciso

Well, if you're going to ruin the meme, with facts, also he's not a candidate, yet, but
Alan Grayson had some sharp allusions against
a former Enron lobbyist, who was detailed to Treasury.

Cecil Turner

Is it just me or does it seem like ever since Perry's entry that the race has become a whole lot more exciting.

It's not just you. He's the only credible fiscal conservative in the race. Bachmann is a junior congressperson with zero executive experience and Paul is a nut (with no executive experience). The others are triangulists (who can barely support Ryan's plan . . . which is insufficient).

Perry is too culturally conservative for my taste (I think it interferes with his more important fiscal message), but he's still head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field (especially here-and-now).

Perry also takes the wind out of the sails of anyone trying to enter the race as the Tea Party (i.e., anti-spending) choice. Neither Ryan nor Christie can claim they're bing drafted, and I suspect they won't enter. Barring something major, he looks to me to be the odds-on favorite--both for the nomination and the office.

OldTimer

He is a legit phenomenon, Captain, and he's gonna keep things stirred up like sizzlin' hot chile peppers bubbling in a Texas omelet. Perry's an unapologetic man's man and he's not afraid of a fight, so watch for the tingly-legged Chrissy's of the world to be in total girly-men meltdown. Their *fear & loathing* will be a sight to behold!

I'm SO looking forward to the fireworks.

Porchlight

BB Key, that's awesome - good for you.

LOL, bgates.

narciso

What explains this, poor briefing, or mandacity above and beyond the common good:

AL SHARPTON: The George Bush mistakes were not blocked. The President's grand bargain was blocked. So I don't think you have the same thing. And I, I, I don't think that my friend Pat, who had no problem with Mr. Bush in the middle of two wars he created or going to Texas every chance he got, I think his opinion of the President's vacation, we'll give you some slack.

PAT BUCHANAN: Let me correct you here: I opposed George Bush's war in Iraq. Okay? I was against...

SHARPTON: Oh, you...

BUCHANAN: That's right.

SHARPTON: But you didn't oppose his vacations.

Read more: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/08/17/al-sharpton-falsely-accuses-well-known-isolationist-pat-buchanan-supp#ixzz1VKB3qOL1

Thomas Collins

I'm not interested in Obama's grades or Perry's grades. I'd love to see a comparison of the student organizations (and non-college affiliated organizations) to which they belonged when they were undergrads.

Extraneus

Decisions, decisions.

He was horrendous but stable all through 2010 and well into 2011. Since then, he's dropped precipitously from 37% to 26% approval. (Light is Approve; dark is Disapprove.)

Keep tellin' us we should spend more now since we'll save more later, Barry. In fact, do it in a big speech. People will eat that up.

(Click the pic for the whole chart.)

Carol Herman

Nope. Obama was hand-picked. Because he had the art of campaigning down to a science.

He still does.

Across a broad spectrum of the past 70 years ... there's plenty of examples where executives didn't do good jobs. More like power going to their heads like smoke up chimney tops.

While Obama's strength may be his utter weakness? He'll get more sympathy votes than you can count. Except for Trump, whose out there actually pitching ideas?

maryrose

I totally believe after obama's vacay he's going to create another crisis {after he lays on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard for a week} and claim some half-assed spending and future deficit reduction bill is the answer and must be passed RIGHT NOW!

Rick Ballard

TC,

The President belonged to the normal, usual, innocuous organizations - Little Octoberists, Young Pioneers and Komsomol. OTOH, Perry was a brown shirted member of the BSA where he achieved the imperialist warlike Eagle status.

Jack is Back! (literally)

I am on my iPad so I can't do a major cut & paste of the book cover photo over at AoSHQ, his 4:39pm post. Click continue reading.

bgates, are you John E. looks like your style.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Decision fatigue? WTF? The only decisions Obama has made since being in office is who to blame on any given day and even then it isn't much of a decision since everything in the end is Bush's fault.

Thomas Collins

Rick, whoever has the copy of Das Kapital that Obama used in his Marx/Engels study group could probably make a pretty penny on eBay.

Extraneus

Perry's grades were pretty bad, but I think it's good to get these things out there.

I'd be interested to see Obama's, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing Al Sharpton's and Jesse Jackson's SATs and college grades, too. And while I'm at it, let's have Michelle Obama's, Maxine Waters', and even Skip Gates' and Cornell West's. Oh, and John Conyers' and James Clyburn's. Just to keep it fair, how about Nancy Pelosi's, Barbara Boxer's, Debbie Wasserman Shultz's, Harry Reid's, and all the members of the Super Committee's.

How about everyone just lay their grades on the table. Surely the people would be interested to know more about our key decision-makers in these perilous times.

Extraneus

The only decisions Obama has made since being in office is who to blame on any given day

What about whose ass to kick? Surely he made that one early in the day, before the decision fatigue set in.

Jack is Back! (literally)

Since he is a brother airman, I think you will all appreciate this Rick Perry story, especially daddy and the other aviators here. Its a LUN but just imagine who the loadmaster is in real life and you will understand why he HAS to lead from the rear. Geez! LUN

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Why would there be rumors that Rick Perry is gay? Is this just really dirty politics? Or maybe somebody's wishful thinking?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Extraneus:

I posted this at the end of yesterday's thread:

Maxine Waters: Blacks Are Getting Tired of Making Excuses For Obama

macphisto

when i went back to school to get my AA in my late 20s i got excellent grades because i really cared then, but if i'd gone to college right out of high school i'd have gotten the same horrible grades i got in HS because back then i didn't give a shit. grades don't necessarily reflect on the quality of a person's intelligence or thought so much as on their degree of compatibility with the school and curriculum they were involved with at the time, though there can be some correlation between true academic awfulness and a badd case ov teh dumz.

Janet

Not sure where to put this, but here is a nice review of Jack Cashill's book Deconstructing Obama.

Jim Miller

While we are asking for grades, I'd like to see those from Washington's senior senator, Patty "no rocket scientist" Murray.

(For those wondering, she has a Bachelor's degree in PE from Washington State, and taught preschool and one "parenting" class, before going into politics.)

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Machphisto: My son woke up one day and decided that even though he made decent money, he was tired of working for people younger and dumber. When he finally went back to school in his late 30s, he sailed through and ended up with a 3.8 average. He said it had to do with his focus...he was more interested in getting educated than in organizing the next keg party. He still can't spell worth a damn though.

Ignatz

--Perry's grades were pretty bad, but I think it's good to get these things out there.--

Democrats spent 16 years on the outside looking in, trying to convince the American people Reagan and Bush were morons.
If they want to spend eight more doing the same with Perry who are we to stand in their way?

Extraneus

Heh. If you Google Rick Perry right now, the second line, right behind "Rick Perry" in Google's recommendations is Is Rick Perry Gay?

“Rick Perry is sitting on a keg of slut-fueled nitroglycerine that if it exploded it would make Anthony Weiner look like a mere pimple popping,” states one of the emails (which we traced back to this website).

Of course that site almost exclusively addresses allegations of straight affairs – or sport sex, to be more accurate.

“God knows how much money Rick and his entourage spend on hookers and sluts,” the email’s author notes. “The dollar amount that I heard was huge; so large in fact that it makes me think that Rick is taking bribes or illegal gifts.”

Hmmmm … but what about the gay rumors?

Google is not our friend...

But Wikipedia, who isn't our friend either, says:

In 1982, [James Richard "Rick"] Perry married Anita Thigpen, his childhood sweetheart whom he had known since elementary school. They have two grown children, Griffin and Sydney.
So he's had a beard since elementary school? That's championship level work.
Thomas Collins

Sara, Perry is gay rumors might help him get some of the urban independent vote. Perry has now locked up the vote of those who struggled in college and hated the smartypants A students, those who hate the big banks and the Fed, and those who admire an unapologetic Second Amendment guy, and may be making inroads in the urban hipster vote. All in a couple of days!

Captain Hate

narc I think it was shameful that Sharpton didn't do his homework, even by MSLSD standards. He should've known there was no way a fellow Jooooooo hater could've supported Bush's wars.

Thomas Collins

I'm surprised at how slow the progs are in organizing the racketeering operation of filing frivolous ethics complaints against Perry with the Texas authorities.

narciso

Fitsnews, really, that 'den of scum and villainy' that tried to tarnish Niki Haley
last fall, I put him in the same circle as hell as those Trig Truther sites.

Captain Hate

So he's had a beard since elementary school? That's championship level work.

Too bad that Sully has decided to specialize in gynecology and pedicure and can't train his unerring GAYDAR on Perry. That way we'd know for sure ::rolleyes::

Janet

This kills me too...NBC frets over Tea Party in your face tactics.

Obama is asked a question & the MFM freaks out. Do they remember this? -

Extraneus

Speaking of decision fatigue, libs have a big decision to make. If they're able to take out Perry, they'll surely have to deal with Palin.

bgates

[James Richard "Rick"] Perry

You mean Rick isn't even his real name?

It's Joe the Plumber all over again!

Incidentally, my real name is not John E. It's bgates.

Captain Hate

Janet that photo is a very sore subject with me. Somewhere there's a donk congressvermin who arranged for that Code Stink witch to get into a session that should've been closed to the public as far as just wandering in. Amazing how the MFM isn't at all curious about who that might be in comparison to people asking the Jugeared Fellow some questions on what was billed as a listening tour.

matt

"You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage"

So was he talking about Chrissy Matthews, the entire NYT op/ed staff, Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi?

henry

TC, I think Texas passed the loser pays tort reform thing. Legal harassment is much more expensive there.

Jack is Back!

Hey, Whiskyfest is coming in October. DoT one of the locations will be San Francisco. LUN

MarkO


One day after trashing Rick Perry as "Bull Connor with a smile," MSNBC's Chris Matthews took the statement back. But he also trashed the Republican presidential nominee, saying he probably would have opposed racial integration of schools.
http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz1VKjdpFm6

He wanted to kill JFK, but someone got there first, same for MLK. You know, he wears a white shirt. You know what that means.

Odd, Matthews' party voted heavily against the Civil Rights Act. Kennedy refused to visit MLK in jail. Those days are to today's audience as the Prussians were to us.

You racist pigs. You have to reelect this fool.

Janet

that photo is a very sore subject with me.

...and Sarah Palin's church was set on fire. Do these "reporters" remember nothing?
It is the double standard that is maddening.
Mathews saying their gonna spend every nickel looking into Perry & Eugene Robinson of the WaPo answering "Absolutely"...while there sits the DOTUS...a mystery guy.
It is maddening.

Extraneus

Bull Connor was a Democrat.

Extraneus

Over 60% of Democrats voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Over 80% of Republicans voted for it. Maybe this is a good time to educate people about those days.

link

Sara (Pal2Pal)

What is with the left and their hang up with people who use their middle name as primary? I did not start using my first name of Sara until I was in my fifties. All my family and the majority of my old friends call me Leslie. My dad always used his middle name, both my first cousins go by their middle names. And worse than objecting to middle name use, do none of them ever use nick names, such as Rick for Richard, or Bill for William, etc. What is the big deal about this anyway?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I hope you have all been celebrating the "Meaning of 'is' Day" today.

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