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Mark Folkestad

First? Gee, with that and a buck I can get a lousy cup of coffee.

Frau Argwohn

Well, Barry's got himself a crisis. What will he do with it?

MarkO

Well, if he keeps us focused on birth control, he can keep his job. For him, this is not a crisis yet, by any means.

jimmyk

So the Times is discovering (a) that state governments are empowered to do some things that the Federal government is not; and (b) given (a), many, but not all, institutions opposed to the state measures find a way to sidestep them.

And from this we are supposed to conclude that no one should complain about the Feds doing whatever they want regardless of the constitution? What am I missing?

MarkO

Citzens or Subjects? Damn good slogan. Where's my bumper sticker.

daddy

Narciso,

And when the media aren't corrupt, they're stupid. Have a look at this bear with a salmon in its mouth:

'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia

bgates

My reaction on learning there are "contentious" state laws with which religious charities can manage no better than "grudging" compliance is to think, "guess we better repeal those too".

I don't think I'm typical of the NYT readership though.

daddy

Well if John Edward's doesn't have to comply with the Fed's, why the heck should anyone else have to?

daddy

Encouragement.

More than a quarter of the Indiana House Democrats who unsuccessfully fought passage of the state's new right-to-work law won't try for re-election this year, further boosting the chances of Republicans strengthening their hold on the chamber.

"Democrats controlled the House for 16 of the previous 20 years before Republicans gained a 60-40 majority in the 2010 election and put many Democrats in tougher districts."

Clarice

I love laws where the scope and meaning depends on who's writing the regulations. Why do we pay Congress?


In related news, look who's getting admitted to medical schools )and who is not):
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/02/13/eye-opening-proof-of-discrimination-in-medical-school-acceptance/

Clarice

"It would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in all the policies they would write. At this point, it would appear that self-insuring religious employers, and religious insurance companies, are not exempt from this mandate."

The Southern Baptists self insure BTW.


Clarice

(Add to last post) And their head says they are affected by the Final regs Sebelius issued so they think it mandates them to provide coverage for abortifacients, birth control and sterilization.

rse

Clarice-

I don't know if you looked at that Crucible Moment link I posted last weekend but page 70 out of 136 talked about a Degree Qualification Protocol being developed with the aid of the Lumina Foundation. I had not heard of them so I looked them up and went to see who was on the Board. The entire board had a common feature and many were wearing African headwear to reenforce the point. I decided the DQP was not going to be about academics.

We really are rolling backwards towards paper credentials of limited meaning beyond door opening.

Plus Obamacare had affirmative action mandates and there is a push to change the nature of med school instruction so things like organic chem being too difficult will no longer be a barrier.

Clarice

First we banned employers from using IQ tests, then we dumbed down the SATs and skipped them altogether or put thumbs on the scales to make them less relevant as we dumbed down college and inflated grades, It's the full dumbbell employment plan.

Janet

In related news, look who's getting admitted to medical schools )and who is not):

I bet there could be a huge story with "crony educations" too. Affirmative action kids get in, but so do the politically connected. I was surprised at the kids that got accepted into UVA & William & Mary....there had to be connections.

Clarice

Well, there's that, Jane, but it is much harder to document the scope of it.

centralcal

Good morning. I see Hit is featured and leads Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt. Congrats, Hit.

RichatUF

The Times has a gauzy look at the Occup movement and their plans for when the weather turns better. May Day! Notice how they soft pedal the arrests-like it is just vandalism-and not murder, rapes, assults. Good grief. And I wonder who payed for the bus they used to go on "a tour"?

And I can't believe that I missed out on meeting up with JOMers this weekend:(

Janet

LI makes a great point about battlefield prep with the contraceptive question by ABC.

Like the battlefield prep by the WaPo for gun control laws before F&F broke.

Rich, I emailed you.

Clarice

Oh, Rich, please forgive me. I have not been feeling well and simply forgot when we went thru the list of JOMers.

MoodyBlu

Clarice:
In related news, look who's getting admitted to medical schools )and who is not):

Sobering, as well as depressing, with my daughter graduating this year with her Biology degree (with Chem minor) hoping to get into med school. Not sure I want to share the link with her although she may be aware of the rough road ahead :(

Jane

Now it is all starting to make sense. Why didn't I think of that?

This dovetails nicely with Tucker Carlson's report of Media Matters

Porchlight

George Weigel in NRO. I think he's outlined the battle very succinctly:

The Libertine Police State

What began as a movement to liberate sexuality from the constraints of moral reason, custom, and law has become a movement determined to use the instruments of law to impose its deconstruction of human sexuality and its moral relativism on all of society. That is what drives those who urged the Obama administration to issue its “contraceptive” mandate, which is of course an abortifacient and sterilization mandate. That is what drives those who loosed the furies (including such viragos as Senator Barbara Boxer) on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, which had had the temerity to suggest that Planned Parenthood actually provide the mammograms Komen’s grants were paying for. It’s all about Leviathan as enforcer of the sexual revolution.

Anyone who doesn’t understand that — from Catholic bishops to upper-class foundation executives with previously immaculate reputations — is going to get rolled over by Leviathan. For Leviathan cannot be met at some mythical 50-yard line of “accommodation.” Leviathan can only be beaten.

narciso

I guess when one is 'severely conservative' one has to do this;

http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/mitts-big-guns-now-trained-on-santorum/

narciso

In information, and economics, they are very Orwellian, in social policy, they are Huxleyan.

Cecil Turner

I think the bishops are wrong on this point:

Regulatory changes limited and unclear
Looks pretty near crystal to me. And the Administration's message couldn't be more clear (i.e., "You F'ed up, you trusted us").

Clarice

Hit's observation about Obama at NRO seems very shrewd to me. It goes along with being uncharitable. I once told a shrink friend of mine that the biggest clue to neurotic behavior in my mind was whether or not someone engaged in charitable actions or contributed to charitable causes. People who skip on that--like the Clintons and Obamas--always seem to me to feel they are owed more and are envious of others.

Jane

Are you in DC Rich? I didn't know, and it was I not Clarice who was supposed to deal with the list. I really am sorry.

hit and run

ccal:
I see Hit is featured and leads Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt.

Ha! Hadn't seen it yet,thanks.

In other Geraghty news,I was sucking up to casually chatting with him via email and mentioned that Jane mentioned him over the weekend. He asked where on JOM.

I quickly replied that if I was getting Jane into trouble for anything . . . that my real name was actually Clarice Feldman.

Not sure if he bought it.

Clarice

You rascal.

Clarice

Jane, I did know and should have remembered. Rich and I have tried on a couple of occasions to get together to no end. It just slipped my mind when you asked if there was anyone else.

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

And both of them had Mommy issues and step-Daddy issues which is more than coincidental in reference to your observation of charity (which means love). Was that the missing attraction - no love - no charity? Its the unloved at youth that has a hard damn time enjoying it in adulthood.

I think it is this psychosis that leads to the "do as I say not as I do" kind of political behavior currently on display by Dear Leader.

Neo

Privately, Obama sees recovery 1-2 years off

Obamanomics seems a bit like communism, it's always over the horizon.

rse

I just want to point out that these same people who have little use for private acts of charity are firm believers in state coerced altruism.

Kim-are you monitoring the German brouhaha over the book The Cold Sun?

Have been to Jo Nova's site this morning. Do you follow her?

narciso

Yes, but does that explain Edwards or alt reality star Biden, or our own local ray of sunshine, down here,


http://www.punditandpundette.com/2012/02/obamas-war-on-conscience-contd.html

OT, don't you feel all warm and fuzzy, that
the White House was in communication with such
a nutball/conman David Brock.

Danube of Thought

Minus 13 at Raz today.

Clarice

Ah, DoT, that's more like it.

narciso

Even the Daily News, 'bless their hearts' said
how this could interfere with the positive economic news, they are in favor of it, but you know, 'bitter clingers' and all.

Jane

Are you guys following Tucker Carlson's reports on media matters? They are pretty damning. The connection with the contraception question should be asked of Stephanolopolus immediately. Let's bring this house of cards down.

Cecil Turner

Obamanomics seems a bit like communism, it's always over the horizon.

Well, it always looked like a 5-year plan.

Captain Hate

I've always liked Tucker Carlson and if he's following up his journolist expose with more of the same then more power to him. Taking down the MFM is just as important as voting El JEFe out imo.

Janet

from the Carlson piece - "“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.

Reached by phone, Sargent declined to comment."

narciso

Yes he is the 'Mikey' of the nutroots, but KLein (either one) or Ygleaias aren't any
better.

Captain Hate

This turd must have bathhouse photos of lots of people to justify his continued existence: http://theothermccain.com/2012/02/13/the-madness-of-david-brock/

Thomas Collins

Re the link at narciso's 10:12 AM post: I wonder how those ancient Congo folks would have reacted to an officious EPA bureaucrat lecturing them on how their forest clearing practices impact Gaia.

Clarice

Last year I found myself sharing a table with Brock at a charity dinner, It was a day after his blog attacked me. Fun.

Jane, how do we do that with Steph? Should we all bombard his site with the question? What? Let's have a plan.

narciso

Don't encourage him, Captain, or he'll be making more experiments. with dollar bills.

narciso

Of course they state a whole lot of facts not in evidence,

Captain Hate

I was thinking about a contribution in his name to The Human Fund.

GMAX

Saleena Zito writes for a Pittsburgh paper. She seems to think PA is going to be a tall order for Obama. For those of you stuck on Doom and Despair, you might want to read what a PA resident sees and thinks and them contemplate:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/zito/s_781090.html

Clarice

Capt: Here's what Barnes says about Mandel:

"But let’s not be gloomy about Republican chances. In Ohio, Republican state treasurer Josh Mandel was languishing in his bid to unseat Democratic senator Sherrod Brown. Mandel, who is 34 but looks younger, is the boy wonder of Ohio politics. Now he’s getting traction. In a Rasmussen poll last week, he trailed Brown just 44 percent to 40 percent, with 12 percent undecided."

Cmon Ahians--work for this guy; contribute; he's an ex marine who is right on the issues and a smart, dogged campaigner.

Jane

In other Geraghty news,I was sucking up to casually chatting with him via email and mentioned that Jane mentioned him over the weekend.

Hit,

I ran into Geraghty twice at CPAC. The first time he was confused (I thought he recognized me but had no idea why) and the second time I said: "I know you don't have a clue who I am" and he said "we talked on the boat after the cruise ended last Nov". So his memory got jogged. I've had a lot more conversations with him than that including dinner with he and his wife a couple of years ago, but I thought that was pretty good since I'm a peon and he is the talent for the most part.

Janet

It reminds me of Walter Pincus of the WaPo using Sen. Carl Levin's talking points back in 2007 (I believe).

Jane

Clarice,

WEll for one thing we should make sure Steph never ever moderates a debate again. 2. We should probably all contact ABC. But we need the entire blogosphere to catch on. Can you write something at PJ Tatler?

GMAX

Its almost like George Snuffleupagus got the memo first! Why yes, yes it it. Now who did Snuffy work for in the WH, Democrats you say? HMMMMMMMMM

Clarice

Let me check and see if anyone else on PJ Tatler has covered this

GMAX

BTW, I read that Ohio poll as very good news. Mandel is nowhere near as well known as Brown. Brown as an incumbent is stuck at 44% approval? He is quite vulnerable and likely to lose if that level of approval continues...

Dave (in MA)

Is this the best they can do?

http://www.icontact-archive.com/IEMPbEk7Q402s97cOYwonV0RfNf3QaRO?w=1

Remind me why I don't bother enrolling in a party again?

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

No, don't pull Steph, just prep for the out of the blue stuff with a simple question to the moderator-du-jour, "So, you must be asking me this because it's going to be the subject of next power grab by the White House, right?".

Should get some decent harrumphs in reply.

fdcol63

These people apparently do not understand the difference between states and the Federal government.

Benjamin Franklin

I suggest a blind-trust. That way, their conscience can be clear on their moral precepts. Of course, it won't do anything about a couple thousand years of rape, murder and torture. But the Bishops conscience will be clear on this, most important issue.

Captain Hate

I am on board with Josh, C; maryrose and I have both made it known for quite a while that defeating Sherrod Brown is statewide job #1 in November.

Janet

Do the journalists ever get out of their chairs? or are they just fed stuff from the Dem party and the lib. flotsam?

Christine Ruiloba

Perhaps a regular at Jake Tapper's can ask him to investigate...

Captain Hate

Janet, I have a hard time assigning weightings for laziness and stupidity.

RichatUF

Jane-

Are you in DC Rich? I didn't know, and it was I not Clarice who was supposed to deal with the list. I really am sorry.

Close enough for government work. I have met Janet and her husband and once braved DC traffic to link up with a group of JOMer Tea Party protestors but to no avail. I'm on the night shift now so my week is pretty jammed up.

Clarice

Jane, here it is:ttp://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/02/13/should-republicans-refuse-to-allow-abc-to-moderate-any-other-debates/

GMAX

Another log for the fire. John J Miller over at the Corner notes a study of Duke students and quotes this part. There is a link for more:

Although black and white students enter college with similar academic interests, 68 percent of black students eventually chose to study humanities and social sciences. According to the study, this is because “natural science, engineering, and economics courses are more difficult, associated with higher study times, and are more harshly graded than their humanities and social science counterparts.”

Jane

WEll next time Rich, for sure. You would be my #22, and I have to make sure no one beats my record.

FTR #23 and #24 will be porch and JIB on the cruise. Centralcal, is there a #25 in your future?

WHo else?

GMAX

Perhaps they should go to Pitzer where everyone gets an A. Its the Special Olympics College, everyone is a winner.

Danube of Thought

Brock...Brock...say, was he the one who was involved in the wife-beating thing? No, wait--that was Blumenthal.

Jane

Perfect Clarice.

So I think I posted this Friday, altho everything is a jumble at this point, but Breitbart says he has videos of Obama's past and this time we are going to vet him.

I love that.

Captain Hate

Having "Brock" and "wife" in the same sentence would be oxymoronic unless the left is looking to change more words than "marriage".

Clarice

Gmax, that's true at more than Duke. I read last week that British universities were cutting math courses because they were too hard for both the students and dons.

I hope nothing important breaks down because soon--unless we vastly increase the number of H visas we grant--the country will be too stupid to build or fix anything.

Jane

The latest: “The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.

Reached by phone, Sargent declined to comment.

“The HuffPo guys were good, Sam Stein and Nico [Pitney],” remembered one former staffer. “The people at Huffington Post were always eager to cooperate, which is no surprise given David’s long history with Arianna [Huffington].”

“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued. “So did Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle. We’ve pushed stories to Eugene Robinson and E.J. Dionne [at the Washington Post]. Brian Stelter at the New York Times was helpful.”

“Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to write,” explained the former employee, whose account was confirmed by other sources. Staffers at Media Matters “knew they could dump stuff to Ben Smith, they knew they could dump it at Plum Line [Greg Sargent’s Washington Post blog], so that’s where they sent it.”

Smith, who refused to comment on the substance of these claims, later took to Twitter to say that he has been critical of Media Matters.

Journolist on steroids

Clarice

Brock's SO is a very nice guy who owns two nearby restaurants..no indication of bruises when I met him..

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

GMAX's 10:54 link jibes with my intelligence from Erie. Heavily Catholic, Democratic and blue collar, Erie is not happy with El Jefe. The latest Go Erie poll about the contraception brouhaha shows about 67 percent opposed to fellow Catholic Sibelius's latest edict after the "accommodation".

Normally, a Dem congresscritter must capture about 65-70 percent of Erie County to overcome predominately Repub Crawford, Mercer, Butler and Warren Counties. That has happened in only 2008 in the past 20 years.

Porchlight

I guess the left can respond by saying that the Bush WH pushed stories to Fox and the conservative media. I don't know if that's even true, but they will assume it is true and equivalent.

Clarice

How smart can MM be to put it in writing and in that way for goodness sake?

(Another) Barbara

In related news, look who's getting admitted to medical schools )and who is not):

I'm afraid that's been going on for a long time, Clarice. When my son was applying in the 90s, he teasingly tried to get me to recall having a fling with a minority person nine months prior to his birth. Even then, having to check the Caucasian box on the app was a barrier to acceptance.

Bet there's a similar chart related to sex. Females too, get in with lesser GPAs, lower MCATs and little science in their backgrounds, as medical schools attempt to make the gender split 50/50 in graduating classes.

Clarice

Shoulda checked the Trobriand Islander box, AB.

It's time to put an end to all this..

Benjamin Franklin

Santorum is the froth in your latte'.

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/02/12/rick-santorums-nightmarish-america/


"Santorum is a self-styled “true conservative,” right-wing, Christian fundamentalist of Catholic background. In 2005, Time Magazine called him “one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.” That is still certainly true today.


Rick Santorum posing with his family
Santorum believes that religious values (at least his religious values) should play a large role in shaping government policies. For those not sure what this means, Santorum has a list of examples:

1. Santorum wants “a blanket ban on abortions.” The fact that the U.S. had this very same prohibition up until 1973, and the result was black-market abortions that killed not only fetuses by also lots of pregnant women, seems to have escaped the former senator’s attention.

2. Santorum wants a ban on gay marriages. He would likely bring back antiquated anti-sodomy laws as well. “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have a right to bigamy, you have a right to polygamy, you have a right to incest, you have a right to adultery. You have a right to anything.”"

Jane

Bet there's a similar chart related to sex. Females too, get in with lesser GPAs, lower MCATs and little science in their backgrounds, as medical schools attempt to make the gender split 50/50 in graduating classes.

There certainly was when I went to law school. I was older and female which helped a lot. I aced my LSAT's which didn't hurt, but I was blown away at the kids right out of college who were in my class. They could run circles around me academically. It was clear I was an AA beneficiary.

matt

Jane;

When I read about Obama "truth squads" and the way Media Matters feeds Dionne, Rainey, and the rest of the literate fools their talking points I have to wonder just how freaking dumb the American electorate has become.

We are a nation with the attention span of a gnat and a media that has become an almost pure propaganda machine. At least Fox has countervailing opinions. the tinkerbell promises of the Dems are believed by far too many who should know better. TANSTAAFL used to be a national dictum.Now it's free condoms, money, and houses.

But in the end, it is the sheer fecklessness of Obama and his willingness to indulge in flights of delusion that deeply concerns me. He is Orwellian.

2012 - Serf or Citizen?

centralcal

Oh, Jane, I won't be your #25 this year I am sorry to say. I did follow Caro's link to the cruise info and was sorely tempted, but reality set in. With other vacation plans and sundry items planned for this year, I frankly cannot afford the 2012 cruise. Rats!

Jane

Centralcal,

I can't afford it either. SOmehow that never stops me. But I do understand.

Clarice

Indian medical tourism..as I said last night it's going to be the way to go.. We'll even fit out the planes so they are fast and super comfy.

Janet

More leftwing flotsam propaganda.
Public radio & the group Ploughshares (anti-nuke group).

"In February 2011, public documents show Ploughshares gave NPR an additional $150,000 to cover “Iran, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and nonproliferation issues.”"

Captain Hate

El JEFe has released his latest joke of a budget; needless to say it's as worthless as the previous one. McConnell is pushing for a quick vote on this fiasco to put vulnerable pols like Sherrod Brown on the hot seat. 0-97 part deux?

Old Lurker

Since your sister is on pins and needles waiting to hear from Med Schools...we will NOT be sharing Clarice's link with her, right YL?

(Another) Barbara

We'll even fit out the planes so they are fast and super comfy.

Couldn't we simply have our surgery done mid-air, and cut out the India part? I lived in Delhi for a while and became wary of Indian hospitals.

How about cruise ships anchored just beyond Sebilius's grasp, in international waters? Wouldn't that work?

Janet

video of Tucker on Fox & Friends with the Media Matters story.

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