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January 04, 2012

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Buford Gooch

If just nine of those "No Preference" voters had gone for Santorum...

Jane

TM,

You crack me up!

matt

A decisive statement by the voters....

Jack is Back!

I can see the signs now: We are the 25%!

centralcal

BreakingNews Breaking News
Continuing his GOP campaign, Texas Governor Rick Perry tweets: 'Here we come South Carolina' - @AP

Dave (in MA)

A touchdown and a 2 point conversion FTW.

centralcal

Eeeeek! (linked from Weasel Zippers)

A commenter: "Looking more and more like Hank Johnson every day . . ."

narciso

'splunge, but I'm not being indecisive'

peter

They may be deliberately showing the gray to make him look more statesmanlike. Every thing about this guy is veneer.

bgates

They may be deliberately showing the gray to make him look more statesmanlike.

What are the dead, soulless eyes supposed to convey, do you think?

Barbara-Lurking

I'd posit a dead, soulless heart, but that's not news, is it.

Barbara-Lurking

What's with the hyper-blinking?

Old Lurker

Those eyes have not changed since the famous couch pics from college. Those funny smokes do that you know.

My morning talk guy just posited his ears look taped back...

Old Lurker

Speaking of our President, he is going ahead with a Recess Appointment even though Congress is technically in session to prevent that.

Did not the Dems pull that "we're still here" ploy on Bush but in their case it worked to block Bush?

NK

CentralCal-- the Photo-- he looks stoned... he probably IS stoned... if NOT... he WISHES he were stoned.

Clarice

"What are the dead, soulless eyes supposed to convey, do you think?"

Heartbreak over missing Reggie Love? Maui Wowee? Jet lag?

Clarice

That's right, OL, but this time the legal genius Holder is advising the Pres.

Clarice

He does look like Hank Johnson.

NK

Clarice-- Holder = genius? more like Holder = lawless thug, see Elian Gonzalez, Marc Rich pardon, F&F, oting rights etc etc

NK

Hank Johnson? other than the gray hair, not so much. Johnson's more handsome.

Barbara-Lurking

Yes, NK, and warmly genuine and likeable, as well!

narciso

The pride of Stuyvesant High, can this challenged in court,

NK

Narciso -- forget the courts. The House should pass a resolution blocking all Consumer Department funds because of the unlawful Cordray appointment, then put Senate Dems on the spot. This is a good political fight because it hurts Bam and swing state Senate Dems with Indys. Bob Casey and Manchin must hate this. Please don't rub in the Stuyvesant stuff. Both Holder and slimy David Axelrod are Stuyvesantians. Holder's worse because he's a thug who holds the highest law enforcement position in the Fed gov't; Axelrod is what he is a political schemer.

MarkO

Mazimus says Alan Colmes is "a good person at heart" after historic defamatory slur. Will he credit Obama with being a fine fellow.

What I gather is that the polling is great for saying Obama is in over his head. Or, as I like to say, he's just not that smart.

MarkO

OK, the "Z" took over. Must be a Zorro thing.

Sue

Where did all that gray hair come from?

peter

What are the dead, soulless eyes supposed to convey, do you think?

"My hippie commie mother and my philandering commie father hated me, and so I am getting my revenge on the world by making the greatest country in the world bankrupt?"

Jane

The House should pass a resolution blocking all Consumer Department funds because of the unlawful Cordray appointment

I completely agree.

Clarice,

WHat do you know about Holder when he was a judge in DC? Greta says he was a good judge and she can't figure out what happened.

daddy

Clarice, Frau, Another (Barbara), etc

Have you guys got a better recipe for "Cat Meat Stew" than this one?

Captain Hate

My morning talk guy just posited his ears look taped back

That's what looks so odd; those giant air-foils/solar panels are strangely reduced.

Clarice

Exactly, NK.

narciso

And add to that Richard Ben Veniste, '60, should have said another sterling Columbia
project, along with Obama and George Stephanopolous. One can't judge a school just by it's alumni, otherwise a corrupt city commissioner, and a watergate burglar would define my alma mater.

NK

CaptH-- the ears are weird. He looks alien (NOT TK alien, like extraterestial alien).

Captain Hate

narc I'd hate to think I'm being characterized by Steny Hoyer

NK

Narciso-- which alma mater for you? I am stuyvesantian '75 --one year before Tim Robbins. On an open thread someday I'll bore people with Tim Robbins stories. basically, he's a 6'6" fairy. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Janet

Did not the Dems pull that "we're still here" ploy on Bush but in their case it worked to block Bush?

Yes. And on the d#%n odd looking heads theme, it was Jim Webb who stuck around so W couldn't make any recess appointments.

NK

Janet-- how is this Webb's fault? ( my email pen pal 2004-early 2006)

Janet

Ummmmm...it was Jim Webb who stuck around so W couldn't make any recess appointments.
He was sorta my pen pal too for awhile. I wrote him lots of letters!

Clarice

That's as good as I can do, daddy, OTOH if it's gluten free Chinese dumpling recipes you want:
http://www.anyrecipe.net/asian/recipes/chives.html

Threadkiller

He looks unnatural.

NK

CaptH is from DC (basically). I would have never guessed that. I wasted a perfectly good afternoon the day after Christmas at the potemkin village known as the "national Harbor". What a sham that is.

Janet

Senate blocks Bush recess appointments.

"
Senators have been taking turns standing sentry duty this week — just to prevent Bush from circumventing the confirmation process by immediately installing people in federal posts while the chamber is in recess. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who carried out that less than glamorous task Tuesday, is a relative newcomer, a low-ranking freshman and a senator who lives just minutes from the Capitol; he wielded his gavel before an empty chamber Tuesday, devoid of senators and even the young pages who serve as messengers.

"I'd much rather be doing this than allow the president to skirt the confirmation process in the Senate," Webb said in a statement. "This is an exercise in protecting the Constitution and our constitutional process.""

narciso

Baltimore is close, but not that close to D.C.

Jack is Back!

The ears look that way because of the parallax view and his tilted head. He is also wearing makeup as if for a TV show. Where was this taken? And as a light-skinned, mixed race person of pallor he will acquire a certain patina from the exposure to the sun he got in Hawai'i (including a lightening of the hair).

Maybe he is pinning for the "white, rural and evangelical" vote.

Captain Hate

CaptH is from DC (basically). I would have never guessed that

If you heard my accent you would. Born in Baltimore and grew up in Laurel. DeMatha 67 and University of Maryland 72.

Captain Hate

"I'd much rather be doing this than allow the president to skirt the confirmation process in the Senate," Webb said in a statement. "This is an exercise in protecting the Constitution and our constitutional process.""

Somewhere in that cavernous dome this memory must be lodged.

NK

Janet-- my emails with him were about his books, white poverty in Scots-Irish areas, then in Fall 2004 John Kerry (webb's emails probably made Kerry's and W's ears burn) service academies for my son, then Webb's family, especially his son in Iraq. Obviously it ended as soon as he announced for Senate. can't ever discuss details, but Webb clearly had a midlife crisis at a specific point. I disagree with him on a lot, and his integrity took a big hit when he joined the Dem gang, but I'll always admire his intellect and honesty. His daughters took over minding the publishing store when he ran for Senate, they were very sweet.

NK

CaptH-- You grew up in a right good place back in the day. You probably know your way around crabs and beer shacks. As for Jim Webb, we'll see if he has any integrity left over this grossly abusive recess shenanigan.

Captain Hate

NK, you've been an extremely convincing advocate for Webb.

daddy

Sometime's TM it surprises me how often you miss the really big stories of the day.
Screw the Repub Primaries and Election coverage.
Feh to Iran's Nuclear posturing.
Enough of News that is second tier stuff.

It's time again for all the MSM org's to ask millions of viewers to help them sift through the most important, most critical, most eagerly awaited document dump of 2012: Sarah Palin's Remaining E-mails!

"JUNEAU -- Alaska's attorney general has given the governor's office until Feb. 20 to release the last of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as governor."

Where's Andrea Mitchell?
Where's The NYTimes pleading for civilian readers?
Where's the WaPo begging for amateur sleuths?
Where's NPR/ABC/NBC/CNN/BBC?

I sure hope they get their teams of reporters on the ground right from the git-go this time.

narciso

Webb is almost an isolationist, but did he have to convince himself that Iraq was the new
quagmire, in order to side with the folks that
demeaned his service when he came back,

NK

CaptH -- I don't mean to advocate, I read his stuff going back to '84 or so, met him at NYC Naval Aviator conventions several times '89-'97, and I corresponded with him. I will always admire him. But like all of us he has his issues. But if he rolls over for the Dems on this apointment, he's really on the DARK side.

Captain Hate

Yeah it sure seemed like a good place to grow up in a sleepy racetrack town that is now part of the urban sprawl. God, crabs were so cheap and plentiful those days. When I was in college I worked summers for the B&O railroad in SW Baltimore; that was an education in itself.

Captain Hate

NK, by that I mean you present a very good side of him while still acknowledging that there's more to him than that.

NK

Webb's not an isolationist. He opposed GHWB nation building in Somalia, Clinton Nation Building in Somalia, Bosnia and Haiti, and W Nation Building in Iraq as not being in the vital interests of the US. He supports strong forward based miltary power in East Asia to support vital US economic and strategic interest there. You can disagree with his vision of US interests and where power should be projected but he's not an isolationist.

Janet

No matter what Webb ever said on TV news shows or how the WaPo built him up as some conservative Dem...he always, ALWAYS voted with the Dems on the big issues. Not sometimes,....always.
I'd get form letters saying he wasn't sure what he was gonna do. Well, he was sure when the vote came.

NK

CaptH -- you worked for the B&O? you are the best.

NK

Janet-- all true about Webb's voting 2007-2011. he was a Darkside Dem without fail.

narciso

I said almost, one gathers from books like the Emperor's General, that he thinks we ought
to have left Japan earlier as well, My late
Philly cop friend had a very jaundiced view
of interventions, based on his time in Vietnam, in the Air Force,

Soylent Red

What are the dead, soulless eyes supposed to convey, do you think?

He looks unnatural.

Coke or meth. Waxy complexion, dead eyes, paranoia, megalomania, self-isolation.

Of course, he had all these things when he took office.

narciso

What's good for the goose is good for the gander, right, in the LUN

Janet

Here is Obama (with the football) in Hawaii.

Jack is Back!

Actually, NK, its Bald,mure and CH's DeMatha was a basketball powerhouse when I was in DC under the long serving Morgan Wooten. Was he there in '67 CH?

NK

Emperor's General was a fictional history of Japanese reconstruction. I don't think the fictional story advocated leaving Japan; the fictional story slammed the bigshots like MacArthur who whitewashed the culpability of the Royal family's deep involvement in the War Cabinet's aggression and even the atrocities, and instead went after brave true soldiers like Yamashita. I loved the book, but I don't think I missed the boat about leaving Japan too late.

Janet

Here is FLOTUS walking ahead of everyone. I don't think she cares for O most of the time.

GMAX

Looks like James Taranto chuckled just like I did when Dionne wrote his latest missive. Note the reference to Baghdad Bob as well:

"For what it's worth," writes the Washington Post's E.J. "Baghdad Bob" Dionne, "I put the odds in his favor." He's referring to President Obama's chances of re-election, and it's worth slightly less than Herman Cain futures on Intrade.

narciso

Yes there was too much rehabilitation of the likes of Kodama, who founded the LDP, Sasagawa
et al, but this came from Headquarters as it were.

NK

Janet-- FLOTUS? seems to be just a perpetually unhappy woman. Which is strange, b/c she got just about every break in life; by all accounts good parents, brother being a basketball star helped get her into Princeton, affirmative action law school, big $$$ at UC Hospital when 'Bam became Senator, now she's 'your excelency'. yet, she seems perpetually angry.

narciso
Captain Hate

Morgan Wooten. Was he there in '67 CH?

Oh yeah; he was there until at least the 90s without looking it up. Remember after Len Bias died a lot of people wanted him to coach the Terps but John Thompson (who hated Morgan from when his Saint Anthony's teams got their asses kicked regularly by the Stags) lobbied the idiot Slaughter for the disaster named Bob Wade. He taught me World History; he was an ok teacher but totally in the tank for the jocks.

His most amazing legacy to me was as of at least when I graduated, every member of the varsity, no matter how lowly, got a schollie to some college.

Danube of Thought

Andrew Rosenthal in the NY Times:

DES MOINES — Talking about race in American politics is uncomfortable and awkward. But it has to be said: There has been a racist undertone to many of the Republican attacks leveled against President Obama for the last three years, and in this dawning presidential campaign.

You can detect this undertone in the level of disrespect for this president that would be unthinkable were he not an African-American. Some earlier examples include: Rep. Joe Wilson shouting “you lie” at one of Mr. Obama’s first appearances before Congress, and House Speaker John Boehner rejecting Mr. Obama’s request to speak to a joint session of Congress—the first such denial in the history of our republic.

Right. No one would ever have dreamed of showing such disrespect for Bush 43.

NK

DoT-- consider the source. This stuff is all part of the Axelrod/Plouffe/'Bam.Legacy Media full leftwing campaign. Every dirty lie will be thrown against the wall between now and November-- and then into the ne administration.

Captain Hate

narc, Undead States is currently in the winter offensive

Jim Ryan

The NYT publishes things like this:

Boehner rejected Obama's request to speak to a joint session of Congress because Obama is black.

In other news:

Alan Grayson is running for Congress again and wants everyone to send him $5.

This is where we find ourselves.

Soylent Red

yet, she seems perpetually angry.

Because she knows that she earned and deserves none of it. Everything is not enough, and yet more reminds her of her failure.

Her life must be some sort of Dante-esque hell.

NK

CaptH-- one last thing. What was "the 'Vous" in College Park like '68-'72. I first went there in '79.

 Ann

Janet:

I prefer this one:
Photobucket


Obama Bites The Dust

Particularly enjoyable and perhaps historically significant today!!)

Captain Hate

Oh yes, I drained a few pitchers at the Vous

NK

Ever fall into the wooden trench in the basement?

Captain Hate

Oh *what* was it like? Just a dive bar.

Captain Hate

No; don't know anything about that.

jimmyk

C'mon "Chimpy McHitlerburton" was a term of endearment.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce is slattering Trump for stating that Bachmann dropped out because she missed the Newsmax debate.

Janet

Yeah, Ann. That's a good one. Hah! Thank heaven for TMZ (never thought I'd say that).

Everything is not enough,

Reminds me of Ray Romano's book titled, "Everything and a Kite". :)

centralcal

Hey Ann! Doesn't Barry wanna get his toes in the sand?

narciso

Trump reminds me of Zaphod Beeblebrox 'anything bigger than my ego, I'll have it shot'

Jack is Back!

Maybe they were serving enchiladas on the beach?

Sue

Here is what you get with Romney endorsed by McCain...

The man who couldn't beat Obama teamed with the man who couldn't beat McCain.

Ouch.

I think it is a tweet from Byron York. I'm tweet illiterate so don't quote him without checking yourself.

Janet

Hah JiB! Did you mean a tamale?

""You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale," joked the president."

narciso

I think that's a re-tweet;

dewcooper@cbsjancrawford The man who couldn't beat Obama teamed with the man who couldn't beat McCain.
5 minutes ago

RichatUF

The man who couldn't beat Obama teamed with the man who couldn't beat McCain.

Too bad it is just Wednesday afternoon. Good morning all.

Ranger

FLOTUS? seems to be just a perpetually unhappy woman. Which is strange, b/c she got just about every break in life; by all accounts good parents, brother being a basketball star helped get her into Princeton, affirmative action law school, big $$$ at UC Hospital when 'Bam became Senator, now she's 'your excelency'. yet, she seems perpetually angry.

Well, she has never earned anything on her own. She got into the Ivy Leage because her brother threatened to quite the basketball team if they didn't let her in. She got into law school as and AA admission.

She got her jobs in Chicago city government because of her dad's machine connections.

She got her job at the U of C hospital because her husband was a state, then a US senator.

Now she is "first lady". And that will end when her loser of a husband leaves office.

She will be an angry, bitter woman for the rest of her life, because she suspects (correctly) that no one values her as a person, only has a way to curry favor with someone else.

Appalled

Capt H is from Baltimore? Did Cleveland get you in a trade for Art Modell?

Captain Hate

Essentially yes, Appalled; even though I was here before all that nonsense occurred. Art was such a rotten POS of a former owner; the city is better of with me here and him gone imo.

MarkO

Happiness and victimhood just don't mix.

Porchlight

Hey, maybe Romney will pick McCain for VP. I can't believe I just typed that.

MarkO

"Hey, maybe Romney will pick McCain for VP"

No. I predict he'll seek out an obscure state office holder. Maybe this time a secretary of state.

narciso

Interesting since you were aware of Pelosi, pere, Captain, in some ways the daughter is unlike the father;

D'Alesandro was then elected to the 76th Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1939, until he resigned on May 16, 1947. While in Congress, D'Alesandro strongly supported the Bergson Group, a "political action committee set up to that challenged the Roosevelt Administration's policies on the Jewish refugee issue during the Holocaust, and later lobbied against British control of Palestine" despite his equally strong support for Roosevelt's other policies

Captain Hate

Well narc, think of it as the Godfather with Tommy as Don Corleone and Nanny Rictus as Fredo.

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