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September 10, 2011

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Extraneus

Slightly OT, but someone posted a comment about the dress Mrs. O wore to the speech. Would you believe it was the same one she wore on the day she first became proud of her country?

Michelle Obama wears iconic 2008 dress to husband’s jobs speech


Ranger

Are you sure he said it? Via Instapundit... The ruling class media cleaning up the messes that Obama makes:

PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

So, expect this to become the prefered trascript at all leftie sites. Who you gona believe, NPR, or your lying ears?

Ranger

Wow, you're quick TM. I guess I should have refreshed before posting.

Rick Ballard

I suppose it might have been a mistranslation from the original Austrian. Who ya gonna believe? PBS or your lying ears?

BR

TOTUS:
I resign and Communisim Marxism is a failure and Soros is a...

Obama:
[Oh my god, get that b]abe, link on! Find her! Republicans [are messing with my earpiece]!

Porchlight

Are any of the lefty sites defending Obama on this?

Janet

I've sent a carrier pigeon to Sen. Webb to see if he could clear the Lincoln gaffe up for us. I'll let you know what I find out...

Extraneus

OT again, but the WA guards are apparently saying they weren't hostages or kidnapped:

National Labor Relations Board Investigates Longshoremen Union for Strike Gone Wrong

centralcal

Actually, Extraneus, it may not be the same dress. If you scroll all the way down to the end of the post at MOTUS you will see that FLOTUS is a bit heftier today than she was then.

centralcal

Also, if you didn't catch this on Weasel Zippers, Ann Barnhardt gave a link to it.

Sad, despondent Michelle as her Prince closes his campaign speech to Congress.

Michelle appears at 24 seconds in, so stick with it. For the first time in her adult life she is no longer proud of her husband?

Captain Hate

you will see that FLOTUS is a bit heftier today than she was then.

That fashion icon?? Unpossible.

Pat In Massachusetts

Oh, for goddess sake.

If that's all they got, then they haven't been listening to their darlings, Palin and Bachmann, making mincemeat of American history all summer long.

Pathetic. But we knew that.

hit and run

Minus 23 at Ras.

Obama Held Hostage by an Ungrateful Nation: Day 12

Janet

The MOTUS link uses the wonderful phrase, "reign of error" for the Obama admin..

Clarice

More on the Ponzi scheme from a wonderful AT article today:

"The beauty of Social Insurance is that it is actuarially unsound"(italics in original)"
and
"A growing nation is the greatest Ponzi scheme ever devised. And that is a fact, not a paradox."
They were written by economist Paul A. Samuelson, a proponent of Keynes, in his February 13, 1967 Newsweek column which carried the subhead Something for Nothing? Samuelson, a Nobel Prize winner, wrote an Introduction to economics textbook that has been in print since 1948. Indeed, every Baby Boomer who had to take Econ 101 and 102 probably used Samuelson as his text was ubiquitous from the 1960s until economic events of the 1970s challenged his Keynesian biases. Samuelson's column was actually a defense of the system at a time when the first fault lines were just beginning to emerge. The full quotes can be found here. The rosy scenario mentality is illuminating in its arrogant and unrealistic assumptions, and how badly Samuelson missed the boat on the future shape of America. "
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/ponzi_scheme_pedigree.html

Pat, tell em to send better read trolls.

Captain Hate

How did Palin mangle American history, Pat?

Gmax

Reefering to the miserable failure in such a dismissive tone? Pathetic? Tsk tsk.

Jim Ryan

Pat, he's incompetent and not very bright. He'd never accomplished anything in his life when you elected him. And now here we are.

It's understandable that you would wish to change the topic.

Chubby

That was a very serious gaffe for a president of the U.S.A. to make at any time, but it's especially awful in the context of a joint session of Congress. I wonder if Jay Carney felt an excruciating sense of embarrassment when he heard it.

hit and run

Obama is absolutely the smartest person to ever become president. What the msm have labeled as historical mistakes by Palin and Bachmann means they're indisputably too dumb to even be considered for the presidency.

Obama's so-called "mistake" here proves both of these positions irrefutably.

You can try all you want winguts,but that right there is logic you simply can't argue with.

Jim Ryan

Holman Jenkins decides to speak the truth. It's painful to read.

The WSJ also quotes Krauthammer's recent WAPO article, where he remarked that the WoT wasn't an overreaction to a weak al Qaeda but the cause of al Qaeda's becoming weak. He only mentioned the pathetic end of bin Laden in the quote. I hope he also pointed out that thousands of al Qaeda's finest went to Iraq because of our presence there, where the lion's share of them stopped breathing and that it's hard to bomb a Chicago skyscraper when you're getting killed by Americans in Iraq.

peter

Minus twenty three, so he got a one point bounce from the speech. Give twenty two more, and he'll be in good shape for 2012.

Jane

I cannot believe Michelle has worn any dress twice.

Oh and Pat in Massachusetts, we really have so much more than that, like Sal DiMasi's conviction, and Marsha Coakley's refusal to put voter ID on the ballot, and uncle Obama's early behind the scenes release from prison, and Auntee Zetuni's welfare payments. Stick around for the shock.

Oh and check your history, Palin got it right, and Obama is as you say, "pathetic".

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

That's a very good Ponzi rebuttal. Bloomberg is already pimping the "implications" of Perry's remarks while puffing Zandi's hallucinations regarding the "potential" results from passage of Stim II - The Return of Porkulus.

Captain Hate

Jane, is Coakley getting any heat for her "innovative" reading of the Constitution regarding the legality of having to provide an ID?

Extraneus

Nov 7, 2008: Obama is inspired by Lincoln's writings

The Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet asked a four-part question, ending with a query for "what books you might be reading?" Obama's answer: "I have reread some of Lincoln's writings, who's always an extraordinary inspiration."

Jan 17, 2009: For Obama, Lincoln was model president

Obama told CBS last year that he was studying up on Lincoln -- who belonged to the Republican Party -- by reading presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," which focuses on Lincoln's Cabinet.
How soon they forget.
Captain Hate

Rick, I think Zandi must be the source of all the "unexpected" reactions to economic no-brainers. Per his logic, if we had perpetual unemployment benefits there's be economic growth that would dwarf the Reagan years.

samanthaNC

For the first time in her adult life she is no longer proud of her husband?

As much as I enjoy thinking Michelle's sad head shaking is Barry-induced, I think it's more likely about the giggles from the wingnut gallery, as she no doubt sees the reps. How could she pass up the chance to appear to the masses saddened but supportive, and still make the supercilious statement so necessary to her big bright light? I think she nailed it.

Ranger

A nice little thing you can print out and carry around in your pocket, or maybe even have a few copies to hand out to the Pat In Massachusetts types you run into now and then.

Found at this post Shut up, he explained via Instapundit.

Army of Davids

Craig Becker...NLRB...Card Check by regulatory fiat?

bgates

From Ext's link:

Six guards were trapped for a couple of hours, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. He initially referred to the guards as "hostages," but later retracted that after the guards clarified no one had threatened them.

"The guards absolutely could not get out," Duscha said. "They feared for their lives because of the size of the crowd and the hostility of the crowd."

OK, no, they couldn't get out of the building, and yes they feared for their lives because of the mob of hundreds of violent union thugs, but "hostage"? Oh no no no.

Jane

Jane, is Coakley getting any heat for her "innovative" reading of the Constitution regarding the legality of having to provide an ID?

Of course not - altho I may have convinced a rep to propose that we spend some of the supplemental on providing voter ID's for free. Then she has no bitch - the bitch.

And for those of you in MA (Dave, Rocco, TC, Pat) don't forget that tomorrow from 2-4 you get the chance to show how much you love our country. Head to rt 9 with your flag, and stand for those we lost, and those who protect us.

You won't regret it. I promise.

Rick Ballard

More Krastings on Solyndra. Read the portion re DIP financing and the supersonic BK plan carefully if you'd like to learn how to steal a half-billion in a month.

This steal smells worse than the Lincoln Bedroom after a month's visit by Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Stinky.

Stu

Did you notice who wrote the Time magazine "correction" on Huckabee's gaffe? Some guy named Jay Carney.

Surely no one he works for these days would make the same error, right?

Donut

If that's all they got, then they haven't been listening to their darlings, Palin and Bachmann, making mincemeat of American history all summer long.

Can we get an interpreter in here? It sounds like this person is saying that it doesn't matter whether Obama has his facts straight - it only matters whether Republicans do...but that can't be, because liberals are all rational, logical, intelligent, and completely objective.

Threadkiller

They did leave in the applause from the Republicans.

”Now, I realize that some of you have a different theory on how to grow the economy. Some of you sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government regulations. (Applause.)”

I see "It's Pat" has given up.

Ignatz

--As much as I enjoy thinking Michelle's sad head shaking is Barry-induced, I think it's more likely about the giggles from the wingnut gallery...--

Actually, I think it's in reaction to the earpiece that was giving her a live feed of Jane's transcript of Barry's yapping.

Ignatz

--Oh, for goddess sake.--

Pat, if that's a typo we see why you're so easy on Barry's stupidity.
If not we see why you're such a crank.

Jim Miller

Nicely done on the Lincoln gaffe, Tom.

And, speaking of Republicans, I now rate Bob Turner as the favorite in Tuesday's special election.

(I'm not ready to give a vote estimate yet, but may do so on Monday or early Tuesday.)

samanthaNC

Ignatz -
haaa!

hit and run

TK:
They did leave in the applause from the Republicans.

Even better than applause - from the transcript at whitehouse.gov:

This isn’t political grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math. (Laughter.)

They're not laughing with you,champ.

Ranger

Well, Instapundit just linked, so be prepared....

Ignatz

--They're not laughing with you,champ.--

There's that southern twang again.
It's pronounced 'chump'.

Danube of Thought

From this moment forward I will lend my full-throated support to the near-universal chorus of "it's a Ponzi scheme!" Sounds like a winner, and it's caught on.

Chubby

Much as the gaffe wrt Lincoln was a fool's mistake, it is a sideshow compared to the cynical use of a joint session to deliver a speech that had no meat behind it. Why the urgency? Why could he not wait until he had a bill to back up his speech and a plan for how it was all going to be paid for?

His having nothing was a reprise of his tactics during the debt ceilng negotiations where he constantly evaded putting forth ideas.

I do understand that he's trying to set up a war between himself and Congress (which polls even lower than he does), but I hope and pray that his community organizing techniques of bluffing, voting present, etc. etc. will not fool most of the people a second time.

Ambrose Rankin

Too much is being made of this ad lib. He said "founder" not "the founder". I think it is fair to include Lincoln as among the founders. Granted he did join the party at the outset, but parties are not established all at one. Without Lincoln's run in 1860, it is doubtful the GOP would have become and remained one of the two major parties. He was the key person of the founding of the party we know today.

Melinda Romanoff

Rankin'

It's never the crime, it's the cover up.

Ranger

Chubby,

It seems the Republican leadership in the House agrees, and is asking Obama to 'show them the money' so to speak:

GOP to Obama: Can We Have That in Writing?

Choice bits of the letter:

For instance, these ideas could include elements of the multiple bills passed by the House earlier this year to remove government barriers to private-sector job creation that are currently awaiting action in the Senate.

and this:

For instance, due to the structure of Trade Promotion Authority procedures, passage of the free trade agreements with our allies – Colombia, Panama and South Korea – is better achieved moving as stand-alone legislation. We again ask that you send those agreements immediately to the Congress for our consideration and approval.

Its not a do nothing congress, its an all talk and no plan President, and a do nothing Senate.

Chubby

((Too much is being made of this ad lib. He said "founder" not "the founder".))

I think in past times, a lot of people would have agreed with that. But after enduring years of the left leaning media mocking and pouncing on every miniscule gaffe made by every prominent Republican, different standards and thresholds now exist.

The old saw that what goes around comes around is true.

henry

From the comments on Rick B's link, house hearing on Solyndra Sept 14. Note this is and energy subcommittee including Shakowski, Markey, and Waxman. It is not Issa's group. Can you say whitewash?

Ranger

He said "founder" not "the founder".

Yes, using an article would have helped here. I guess it is too much to exspect the President of the United States use proper English when addressing a rare joint session of the Congress.

pagar

I don't see Big Media jumping on this one.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/president_obama_offers_the_military_a_risky_scheme.html

This will not end well. IMO.

Rick Ballard

There are very few citizens in any of the 57 states who would classify this as a super nova in the President's galaxy of gaffes. It doesn't come close to the repeated 'corpseman' and it certainly doesn't rise to the level of "Austrian".

No one expects POTUS to outwit TOTUS but no one expects the President to stay on script either. His inability to distinguish between sic'em and fetch has become unremarkable - just as the chuckles within the chamber at the inanity of his performance before a Joint Session have become unremarkable.

Why shouldn't everyone chuckle when BOzo is performing?

Chubby

Ranger,

I'm glad you posted that link because another thing that has been troubling me is the thought of another omnibus bill. How high will his supposedly forthcoming job's bill stack, I wonder. Glad to see the Republicans are alert to that and are not planning to let anything like that be passed.

jorgxmckie

I've been telling pub admin and poli sci students for years now that I'm a tough instructor "because I want you to learn a lot and get good jobs and pay lots and lots of Social Security taxes so I can collect for the next 40 years. You're mostly 20 or so and can expect to work for at least the next 40 years, on average. I'm [60-whatever] and can retire soon and collect around 2K/mo. I come from a long-lived family and have no serious health problems. I expect to live at least another 30 years. Not counting inflation,you will be paying me something like 750,000 dollars out of you paychecks. Thanks!!"

They all used to laugh. For the past couple of years not so much laughter. They're learning. when I ask how many expect SS to be there for them, barely one hand in ten goes up. Maybe "Ponzi scheme" isn't the thing Dems think it is.

Chubby

jorgxmckie


I visit a site from time to time where the hate that many young people express hate for the boomers is scary ... they see the baby boomers as having had all kinds of breaks and opportunities that they don't have, and now are fit to be tied over having to support boomer retirements.

Ben Franklin

"From this moment forward I will lend my full-throated support to the near-universal chorus of "it's a Ponzi scheme!" Sounds like a winner, and it's caught on.'

Well, maybe your chauffeur likes it...........

Captain Hate

Why shouldn't everyone chuckle when BOzo is performing?

He was the one that initiated the stump speech where he hectored Congress to pass a non-existent bill "now". It was lacking in content as is every speech he gives. Unintentional comedic value is the only reason to barely pay attention.

Ben Franklin

Lincoln's "Republican' Party was the beginning of the modern Democratic Party. The Whigs and the 'Know Nothing' Party of the late 19th century represent the early form of the modern Republican Party, which has not significantly changed since that time. Southern 'Democrats' of the 20th century were largely Jim Crow politicians who took the moniker to demonstrate their opposition to the principles Lincoln. So, in a sense, Obama was correct in his 'Founder' comment.

But since he is framing the Narrative against the modern R's, it is better, rhetorically to associate today's R's with him, regardless of
the philosophy they currently embrace.

Ignatz

--Well, maybe your chauffeur likes it...........--

Should we presume by your repeated allusions that DoT is employing at least one more member of the suffering proletariat than you are?

Charlie (Colorado)

If that's all they got, then they haven't been listening to their darlings, Palin and Bachmann, making mincemeat of American history all summer long.

Except, of course, that at least some of the Palin "gaffes" turned out to be true, and her critics the ignorant ones.

Ben Franklin

"Should we presume by your repeated allusions that DoT is employing at least one more member of the suffering proletariat than you are?"

I suspect that is the extent of his compassion for the working man.

centralcal

James Taranto just tweeted a link to this post saying it was a "great catch by Tom Maguire."

Clarice

Who can forget how he demanded the stimulus Bill be passed right now and then farted around with Wh soirees etc for 4 days until he got around to actually signing it That sort of arrogance and disrespect for Congress and us is not easily forgiven.

Threadkiller

Ben gets confused when he sees "full-throated".

narciso

Not surprisingly, ZAndi was an advisor to McCain, along with Holtz Eakin, whose Duke
and Duke status was affirmed again, with the line 'that neither side had any solution to
the budget crisis.

Jack is Back!

OT: Great stuff in the inaugural match of the Rugby World Cup. All Blacks V. Tonga. New Zealand should be favorite to get to final and win it. But against Tonga they are dominant but not the way they should be. Viewing the TiVo replay.

Sunday at 1:00PM EST on NBC is Ireland v. USA.

Some great team play, individual athleticism and great power rugby.

Charlie (Colorado)

Lincoln's "Republican' Party was the beginning of the modern Democratic Party. The Whigs and the 'Know Nothing' Party of the late 19th century represent the early form of the modern Republican Party, which has not significantly changed since that time. Southern 'Democrats' of the 20th century were largely Jim Crow politicians who took the moniker to demonstrate their opposition to the principles Lincoln. So, in a sense, Obama was correct in his 'Founder' comment.

Um, what? You seem to have demonstrated that, far from Lincoln being a founder of the Republican Party, Lincoln was indeed a founder of the Republican Party.

Ben Franklin

"You seem to have demonstrated that, far from Lincoln being a founder of the Republican Party, Lincoln was indeed a founder of the Republican Party."

Um, what?

"What's in a name.........?"

Ben Franklin

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/struggle_congress.html

.

Ignatz

--I suspect that is the extent of his compassion for the working man.--

Perhaps, but it's worthwhile to note that capitalists' compassion gives others the self respect of personally earned food in their bellies and roofs over their heads, while lefty compassion, at best, gives them the benighted dependency of places like the asbestos besotted, crime ridden, "urban renewal" of the Altgeld Gardens of our fearless leader.

Danube of Thought

"Lincoln's 'Republican' Party was the beginning of the modern Democratic Party. The Whigs and the 'Know Nothing' Party of the late 19th century represent the early form of the modern Republican Party, which has not significantly changed since that time."

And the parallels between 1932 and 2008 are not trivial.

Jane

Gee, according to the anarchist, we don't need more jobs, but rather more compassion. Yeah that should work.

Ben Franklin

"And the parallels between 1932 and 2008 are not trivial."

Did I mention 1861?

Ben Franklin

"asbestos besotted"

wow

henry

1861? Which modern party had a Kleagle in it's top ranks?

narciso

Yes, nothing came of Alinsky's Sorcerer's apprentice's efforts, in the district he usurped, in so far as he weas conveniently
the only candidate, his only loss to Bobby Rush, a more able old school community organizer, didn't engender any humility.
No matter how much fictional gold garments
the likes of Remnick embroider.

Ben Franklin

" Which modern party had a Kleagle in it's top ranks?"

Dixiecrats.

Ranger

I suspect that is the extent of his compassion for the working man.

Posted by: Ben Franklin | September 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM

And what is more compassionate to the working man than giving him a decent job at a decent wage and then treating him as an adult by letting him go about his life as he wants outside of work hours?

I suspect that your idea of compassion involves creating ever more regulations that "protect" him, while they drive the cost of employing him ever higher.

And of course this involves creating an army of state officials (who are, by the way, paid 2 to 3 times what the working man earns) to enforce these regulations.

And this army of state officials in not content to just regulate the workplace, but also to regulate many aspects of the rest of daily life, thus ensuring that the working man will only spend his wages on what he should (the right kind of car, the right kind of housing, the right kind of food), rather than waste it on other things that he should not want to buy.

And, of course, there needs to be an entire institutional structure of education to train this army of state officials (the educators also earning 2 to 3 times what the average working man earns as well).

And thus, "compassion for the working man" really ends up being a justification for a very comfortable life for the army of state officials and the educators that train them, all paid for by taxes taken from the pay of the working man, while at the same time treating him like a child by limiting his personal freedom and choses.

Brian Macker

You need to take a charitable reading of this. Perhaps he didn't mean founder of the national Republican party but founder of some state chapter. Perhaps the fifty seventh state to join the union.

Clarice

Like third rate professors everywhere Ben considers himself so brilliant that in a perfect world, he'd be driven by a chauffeur and we'd kiss his hem . Instead people whose work requires finding the one right answer and mastering countless details and difficult concepts and exhibiting guts and courage and taking risks get all the bennies. Go figure. Come the revolution all will be righted. Maestro: Pirate jenny's song please.

narciso

Not surprisingly Carney's correction of Huckabee was wrong, it is arguable that McCain denounced his country, after the remonstrations of 'Fidel' a now high official
in the Cuban Government, but not renounce, which is something more akin to what Oswald
did on his way to Russia

glasater

And thus, "compassion for the working man" really ends up being a justification for a very comfortable life for the army of state officials and the educators that train them, all paid for by taxes taken from the pay of the working man, while at the same time treating him like a child by limiting his personal freedom and choses.

Just wonderful, Ranger.

President Bush should be speaking shortly at the dedication of Flight 93 memorial.

Ben Franklin

." Instead people whose work requires finding the one right answer and mastering countless details and difficult concepts and exhibiting guts and courage and taking risks get all the bennies"


whaaa?

Rick Ballard

"Can you say whitewash?"

henry,

It's going to be interesting to see how the committee chair - Fred 'Dimbulb' Upton - handles this. He has a very safe seat - except from a Tea Party primary challenge. He definitely swims with the tide and this is a great opportunity to expose the charade underlying the "green jobs" charade as well as the President's payoffs to campaign bundlers. Perhaps the Tea Party will rent him the spine necessary to do the right thing?

narciso

This is the passage in question, we begin to understand how CArney was chosen


Here, too, Huckabee got his facts confused. Like every long-term POW, McCain did renounce his country — after being horrendously tortured.

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2008/09/03/huckabee_errata/#ixzz1XZXmoKbT

Willy

PBS has now corrected the transcript to include the remark about Lincoln. But, strangely, they made no mention of the correction. It's as if the correct transcript was always there. They airbrushed their own airbrush. But please, leftists, tell us more about the town that John Wayne came from.

Extraneus

Originally posted by Sara in the other thread:

Herman Cain sings God Bless America in 9/11 tribute

henry

Rick, has Upton passed the dimbulb repeal yet? How do we get the local Tea Party to forcibly implant a spine in him?

Danube of Thought

whaaa?

Just so. Utterly incomprehensible to Dana.

Extraneus

Pirate jenny's song please.

♫♫♫

narciso

Of course, the whole analogy Obama was going for, to support the stimulus was wrong, the railroad was necessary to connect with new
settlements, in resource rich California, the
logical extention would be with such externalities like the space program, that he has let 'die on the vine'

Jim O'Sullivan

And speaking of Jay Carney, did anybody notice that, when dodging questions about Jimmmy Hoffa's threat to "take us out" (and he didn't mean for drinks) last week while warming up the crowd for POTUS, our brainiac White House Spokesperson said that the Teamster boss speaks for the AFL-CIO!

What an ignoramus.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

It was great while it lasted: Sem@nt!cl*0 has come to lecture and lead us.
I sure miss the good old days when colleges had Friday and Saturday classes.

Jim O'Sullivan

He's so dumb he probably thinks that "Jimmy" is spelt with 3 m's.

Just once before I die I'd like to leave a comment without a typo.

narciso

Would you be surprised that Obama got every part of the story, wrong, and not for the first time:

http://www.verumserum.com/?p=26824

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

Anarchists on Parade: The WA longshoremen goons prevented the port guards from leaving until police distracted the mob long enough for an escape.

I hear your intro, clarice. Maybe Peachum's "Song of Insufficiency" can be re-written for Obama.

jorod

Let's all reread Animal Farm.

Jim Miller

If you look at the 1856 Republican platform, you will find that they were pro-business, pro-traditional families (against polygamy), pro-2nd Amendment, and most of all, pro-freedom.

There's a surprising amount of continuity in the Republican Party, considering how long ago that was.

(The Democrats that year had a remarkably imperialist platform.

Then, as now, Democrats favored treating people differently, according to their races. Then as now, the Democrats were weak on the 1st Amendment.)

Jane

I love love love George Bush. What a spectacular speech.

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