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February 21, 2012

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MarkO

Look at me! Hurry. Look at me. I'm different.

Dave (in MA)

Everybody knows that White adds pounds. She thought a nice Bile frock would be more flattering.

Dave (in MA)

</i> Oh, crap.

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Ignatz

I'm willing to give Hil a break on this one and instead ask why everybody else thought it a good idea to do the creepy 'let's all dress like an Olive Garden waiter' thing.

lyle

At least she's not waving and blocking the face of the guy next to her. Only an asshole would do that.

MarkO

"Only an asshole would do that."

Don't underestimate her. She's a terrific asshole.

matt

I believe the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan taped a "kick me" sign on her back shortly thereafter.


In other news, guess that party!!! LUN

Captain Hate

Maybe Huma told her white makes her ass look fat.

Frau Blattlaus

A giant aphid...watch out:
"Aphids have developed reproductive strategies that are adapted to these conditions. The winged females that fly from buckthorn to soybean can lay eggs and reproduce without mating. These “parthenogenic” females can produce over a dozen generations or one every 5-7 days"

centralcal

Heh, Captain!

AliceH

You'd think the WH would have let her borrow one of their extra lab coats for the photo op
LUN

Frau Blattlaus

Maybe it's the 'green on the outside and red on the inside' thing.

AliceH

BTW, I can't tell you how exciting it is to have finally figured out that LUN means "Linked under name". For years, I thought I had some mystery-setting in my browser that replaced actual URLs with that acronym.

Gus

Stop hatin' on Rodham just 'cause she is gorgeous!!!

My brother had to work her security detail a few times 2 summers ago. She is MORE than a piece of work.

Threadkiller
Gus

Captain, my brother knows Huma. Huma deserves Oscar Mayer her husband.

Ignatz

So when's your brother's book coming out, Gus?

centralcal

Over at the Blaze there is another piece on the Kantor book about the Obamas that includes this:

The Obamas are “virtual prisoners” in the White House, something that rankles them both. The President tries to pierce the bubble by reading ten letters a day from ordinary people. Michelle shops online using a credit card registered to another name.

I wonder what address Michelle has all her shopping goodies sent to? If she is shopping under another name, would she give 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as the "ship to" address?

Gus

IGNATZ!!! He's a little too young to get fired right now!!!
He was with Condi for 2 years,and now he is in Iraq. He wanted nothing to do with Rodham.

Gus

Centralcal, how would you like to be the White House aide who is given the job of CIGARETTE shopping for His Royal Trajesty.

jimmyk

Hey, Gus, my B-I-L was in the Secret Service too, though I think with Tipper and Al at that time. Maybe he can help with the book.

Threadkiller

Huma sure wrecked this meeting
By telling Hillary that asses would be competing
Will she feel shame
And take the blame?
Or will Weiner get another beating?

Gus

Jimmy, my bro is State Dept Bureau of Diplomatic Security ,it's quite similar to the Secret Service. When my brother left for over seas 2 and a half years ago, Rodham was demanding both Secret Service (former first errrr "lady") and SDBDS as Secretary of State.
My brother witnessed Rodham fall down in the basement parking area of the State Dept in D.C. where she broke her elbow.

matt

It pains me that Michelle feels so constricted in her bubble. Much like Marie Antoinette, she yearns to mingle with the little people.

Her choices of vacation spots indicate how much she really just wants to be just like you and me. Aspen, estates in Hawaii, Marbella, The Vineyard....

Trooping in Tim Burton and Johnny Depp helps keep the children grounded and having Aretha Franklin singing at an intimate party for you and your friends is just a little of that sisterhood of the women who struggle with life's iniquities....

Life is rough with a black card....

centralcal

Was she drunk or just clutzy, Gus?

Threadkiller

Falling down as if under attack
Some confusion as she laid on her back
Over what did she stumble,
As she took her big tumble?
Huma claims she was too close to the crack.

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Obama/Holder murder trial in Mexico

tweet from Fred Thompson:

Mex President puts "No More Weapons" billboard near border. Somebody PLEASE tell Eric Holder he's not saying he's run out & needs more

Porchlight

Heh. You guys are cracking me up.

Ignatz

--My brother witnessed Rodham fall down in the basement parking area of the State Dept in D.C. where she broke her elbow.--

Fell down?
Thought it was a duck and roll cause they were taking fire from some Kosovar guerrillas.

Ignatz

--IGNATZ!!! He's a little too young to get fired right now!!!--

Pseudonym, my boy, pseudonym.

matt

Hillary must have spent too much time in the Giggling Marlin doing Jello shooters.That would explain the barf colored blouse. LUN.

The Giggling marlin, also known as El Marlin Sonoriente, was where we used to go after fishing all day back in the days when Cabo had dirt roads only.

I'll never forget the day we drove down from the airport and had to pass a propane truck lying on its side leaking all over the roadway.

It's okay, Jake. It's Mexico.

centralcal

Yep, Matt. I think the Giggling Marlin might have been a good guess, judging by this photo:

Or maybe Laughing Porpoise?

Gus

She recalls CORKSCREWING to a landing on the floor of the State Dept Parking garage.
Her probable successor was there to hand her one of his UMPTEEN purple hearts.
As my my brother helped her to her feet, he exclaimed. Secretary Rodham, both of ankles are swollen!!!!

hahahahahhahahahahahahahahha!!!

Janet

Look at this teaser from the WaPo -
"Birth control has ­become a surprise ­obsession among the GOP presidential can­didates this year."

This is some kind of bad joke...condoms are everywhere...Safeway, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, gas stations,...
How can the libs get away with hollerin' about birth control not being available. It is all absurd! I hate the MFM!!!


Dave (in MA)

She thought she heard Bosnian sniper fire.

Clarice

A scary post at PJM scuttlebutt..the SCOTUS granted an extra 30 minutes for the oral argument that Obamacare's mandate is a tax. If they think it is the anti injunction law on taxes may mean it will not be until 2016 we get an opinion on the constitutionality of that odious law.

lyle

Posed to sit for a pic at G20
Her wardrobe colors were plenty
No white cautioned Huma
It doesn't flatter your buma
Despite all your clothing so tenty

Danube of Thought

Take her outta there and it looks like one of those commercials for Obamacare.

BB Key

OT, Sunday TM posted A Riveting Feel Good Story . I am not capable of doing links, if you have the time for another feel good piece, google : 43 Brothers for the Coach's Son by Jerry Price at Princeton University . The first thing I did after I read it was I sent it to my son who is the same age as these young men and plays their sport .

Captain Hate

Gus, it's a PLEASURE to read you again.

Janet

Here ya go BB Key. 43 Brothers...

matt

When meeting with ministers of state
Her highness arrived very late
Her blouse was quite green
with a unseemly sheen
said she "It was something I ate"

Threadkiller


Prepared for the photo shoot
She arrived in her birthday suit.
"they said all white,
and not very tight,
My memory is Absolut!"


Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

How sixties can Rodham get? A chartreuse Nehru jacket.

lyle

Hill's green stood apart from the crowd
Even if it might be somewhat loud
Her first choice was red
Huma said green instead
As her tunic would still make Mao proud

Old Lurker

Clarice, please explain your 5:33 a little more to us non-lawyers.

Clarice

seriously, she does not look to be in good health.

BB Key

Thank you, Janet .

Ralph L

Hillary is a gringo.

Gus

Captain Hate. Good to SEE you.

Gus

I didn't know white was REQUIRED.
They all new that RODHAM had LIARED.
Huma had chosen for her GREEN.
So RODHAM could make quite a scene.
Huma does not fear being FIRED.

henry

Nice link BB key.

Clarice

Several different cases on Obamacare are being heard together. One of them charges the mandate is a tax. If it is, under the tax anti-injunction act, the court cannot upset the law until the tax is actually levied. On that issue the Court granted the parties additional time for oral argument.

Here's the piece from Scuttlebutt:http://pjmedia.com/tatler/headline/scotus-may-delay-obamacare-ruling-until-2016/

Extraneus

My brother witnessed Rodham fall down in the basement parking area of the State Dept in D.C. where she broke her elbow.

That must have been pretty sad. Was he able to hold in his emotions?

Threadkiller

Her white blouse was looking too old
So it when into the underwear load
Her drawers had some crust
Extra chlorox was a must
Yet the bleach succumbed to the mold

Clarice

OL. Personally, I think the suggestion is a bit too pessimistic, but I'd like to see what Legal Insurrection and Volokh say about it.

MarkO

Young Hillary drove to Nantucket,

You finish it.

hit and run

Gus:
My brother witnessed Rodham fall down in the basement parking area of the State Dept in D.C. where she broke her elbow.

I've always wondered about that.

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

senior members of the administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, would like to strike a stronger tone in support of the [Iranian] protesters, administration officials said.

Wed, Jun 17, 2009:


[Clinton] slipped in the State Department garage Wednesday and fractured her elbow on her way to a meeting at the White House.

I'm not saying it wasn't just a coincidence. I'm not saying it was.

Danube of Thought

OL, he anti-injunction statute says you can't challenge the legality of a tax until after you have actually paid it.

Addong time for the argument can't be seen as a good sign, but if they rule that the Obamacare mandate is a tax (and thus within the Congress's taxing power), they may as well rule that the English language has no bearing on statutory interpretation.

Thomas Collins

OL, see LUN for a quick summary of the federal Tax Anti-Injunction Act ("TAIA") and an argument as to why TAIA shouldn't delay a challenge to ObamaCare. Whether the mandate is a tax, and, if it is, whether the TAIA should be read to prevent consideration of the mandate's constitutionality until a taxpayer hit by it sues, are issues on which the lawyers are going to spill a lot of pixels and oral argument utterings and on which the SCOTUSes are going to spend a lot of time.

Gus

Though her drawers came out so crusty,
Rodhams yoo hooo is known to be dusty.
Huma got at call it was urgent
Rodham needed strong detergent
I bet old Rodham smells quite musty.

NK

OL-- additionally, the Supreme Court routinely avoids constitutional questions -- and the extent of the Commerce Clause power and federalism in general are about THE biggest constitutional issues the Court faces -- by citing insufficient standing, ripeness or mootness issues. In the Obamacare cases standing and ripeness will be issues that the Court could cite to avoid reaching the constitutional issues regarding the Commerce Clause and Tax Powers.

Ignatz

LOL Gus at 5:23.

TK es en fuego hoy.

Ignatz

--Young Hillary drove to Nantucket,

You finish it.--

Not with a barge poll, even one sheathed in all those condoms Janet was going on about.

NK

TC-- the December 2011 piece in your LUN is a journal article arguing that for policy reasons, the S Court should not invoke the TAIA or ripness doctrine, and step up and decide the constitutional issues THIS term. I agree with the authors, but the S Court acts in mysterious ways.

MarkO

Iggy, exactamundo.

Clarice

TC, really, that explanation makes MY head spin. Surely, there's a clearer way to say what the author means.

MarkO

I have had the experience of watching a Court give a great deal of time to the side about to lose. I'm not saying that's the case, but I cannot begin to read anything in to the grant of time. Who asked for it? I was not a SC clerk so it's all still a mystery to me.

Thomas Collins

NK, I agree that SCOTUS may end up ducking the questions re the mandate. The one I don't think they can duck, however, is the constitutionality of the state medicaid rules in ObamaCare.

Extraneus

Ace goes off on Rush.

Threadkiller

Bill asked Hillary if she chose
Which lover best opened her rose
She said her prize
Is based on size
And Huma is winning by a nose

Clarice

Prof Jacobson says :I don’t know why they would have taken the case and scheduled it on a fast track with extraordinary oral argument time if they were going to put it off.

Gus

Speaking of Rodham. Do you know why CHELSEA CLINTON is so UGLY?

Janet Reno is her Father!

My brother heard that joke in the White House. A very famous America was telling the joke

Ben Franklin

"As I recall, first they got approval to add a line item for touch-tone service to the bills - at first for just those requesting it, then for everyone unless you called specifically to complain."

Hey. It's the Fre-e-e-e market. Just shop around for a better deal.

It's the same with gas prices. You just have to use a couple dollars worth of gas to find that awesome discount of 2-3 cents per gallon.

"Paper, or plastic, ma'am?".

Clarice

Yes, Marko--and as the scuttlebutt piece notes, the govt is taking contradictory positions on whether they consider it a tax or not..This one should be a fun argument. heh

Ben Franklin

oops...meant for previous thread.

Extraneus

Yet the bleach succumbed surcame to the mold

Thomas Collins

What makes your head spin, Clarice? The summary of the TAIA or the argument that it doesn't bar consideration of the mandate's constitutionality.

The TAIA is relatively straightforward, in most cases, it seems to me. A taxpayer can't challenge a tax until the taxpayer pays it and sues for a refund, or the taxpayer, in response to an IRS notice of tax deficiency, seeks relief in the Tax Court.

Thomas Collins

For example, let's say the IRS comes out with a published revenue ruling that TM interprets as limiting his ability to deduct ordinary and necessary expenses for his blogging business. TM thinks the IRS is off the wall and wants to sue. Under the TAIA, TM can't simply sue in federal court. TM has to pay his taxes and sue for a refund on the ground the IRS ruling is wrong and he should get all of his deductions. Or, if TM is audited and the IRS issues him a notice of deficiency based on his deducting expenses the IRS says are not deductible, TM can seek relief in the United States Tax Court.

NK

TC/Clarice-- Logic dictates that the Sup Court would not grant multiple certs just to dismiss the cases on the doctrine of ripness or the TAIA. But hey, the Sup Court has done sillier things over the years as regards these doctrines.

Ignatz

--I have had the experience of watching a Court give a great deal of time to the side about to lose.--

Me too. It was a thing of beauty.

Ignatz

TK at 6:34; brilliant and hilarious.
That should be Instalanched.

Ben Franklin

Kagan votes with the usual suspects to gut Miranda....SCROTUS (sic) SHRUGGED.

http://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/10-680.pdf

Thomas Collins

One reason SCOTUS might have taken the case just to put it on hold is to avoid countless conflicting decisions among the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and Federal District Courts. However, I suspect the Justices will really be grappling with all the issues, including whether the case is ripe for decision.

Captain Hate

While Muffer was gone overseas
Slick tried to part sweet Huma's knees
She said "Are you kidding
I won't do your bidding
Go back to your usual sleaze"

Danube of Thought

They've only allotted 60 minutes for the Medicaid issue. Ninety minutes each for the tax issue and severability, and two hours for the mandate.

Ben Franklin

I predict Kagan will recuse herself from ACA, to avoid further embarrassing her President.

NK

ThomasC-- your 6:523 is IMO the best summary of what's going on.

Dana-- the Miranda case was totally fact driven, and ultimately reflects on the Justices' respective world views. We are about 30 years past a majority of Justices holding a world view that recidivist criminals should be given EVERY opportunity to avoid prosecution and conviction-- even ones already in prison.

Dave (in MA)
Young Hillary drove to Nantucket,

You finish it.

Teddy K. tried that once.

Extraneus

For Ignatz. (Don't anybody else open it, I'm warning you.)

Danube of Thought

The SCt did not gut Miranda. It did not alter it in any way. It simply corrected the Sixth Circuit's erroneous interpretation of the law. I am glad that the loons are unhappy.

Old Lurker

Thanks guys, I wish my own lawyers could be so clear in explaining things in one paragraph.

Plus you all answered within one hour.

Oh. And for free!

Ignatz

--For Ignatz. (Don't anybody else open it, I'm warning you.)--

WTF? They're using Husqvarnas.

Ignatz

--Kagan votes with the usual suspects--

I suppose it's far too much to ask she become Barry's Justice Souter.

Danube of Thought

Good God, Ext.--what the hell was going on in that pic?

Ignatz

--Good God, Ext.--what the hell was going on in that pic?--

Typical job site in the woods.
Why do you think I got into logging?

Ben Franklin

"I suppose it's far too much to ask she become Barry's Justice Souter."

She already refused to review the death penalty for a woman with
(reportedly) the mentality of a 13 year old (Lewis) A heinous crime, but the shooters were given life. Go figure.

Threadkiller

Haven't you seen a beaver dam before?

centralcal

You do realize that right now The Won and his lovely Wookie Bride are hobnobbing with Mick Jagger and B.B. King. Ah, such a life of imprisonment those two suffer through.

Ben Franklin

"Why do you think I got into logging?"

I'm not touching that............

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