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March 13, 2012

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Jack is Back!

Yeah, mine is in Alaska and the head of Obama.

centralcal

Yes, mine (Garden Gnome) is in the closet wrapped in plastic, waiting to have his brass name plate engraved (eventually).

My REAL candidate is the same one as Jack.

Gmax

“I don’t believe in polls… and especially not this one.”

OK who said this? Your choices are Majority Leader ( for now ) Harry Reid, or Professor Dana Ward?

If you answered both, you get to audit a full week of an anarchy class if you can stomach the smarmy lecturer...

narciso

Ain't it the truth, JiB, recalling Iowahawk's
'howdy neighbor' skit

Danube of Thought

Mine has an aircraft carrier named for him, and is known as the Gipper.

scott

My gosh, I just saw Baraka in the stands in Dayton. What a poser. Maybe he's taking some R&R to rethink his campaign of $5 gas and stepping on Catholics. Nah, That's crazy talk!

Jim Ryan

Mine has a new biography of him coming out. You can pre-order it.

Ignatz

Mine's still on her bike.

Rick Ballard

I'm just happy to be in the majority for a change. And I know without a doubt that my candidate, ABO, will prevail on November 6th.

rse

I just know we have a mind-boggling amount of cleaning to do. An awful lot of Reps are perfectly content with the trough approach of divvying up benefits and thinking of us as subjects.

I have to decide whether to go back and add even more details or just save to have greater detail to have in reserve.

Danube of Thought

Kinda looks like poor Mitt just can't close it.

centralcal

DoT - I love ya honey, but, no kidding!

Janet

On FB -

"Red White Blue News.com
Bill Maher tweeted: Toothless Tuesday too tight to tally! We're gathered around the magic picture box with a bowl of grits watching the returns come in!"

Gmax

And the yutes find that guy funny? It certainly escapes me on why...

narciso

With apology to John Kennedy O'Toole, it is a 'Confederacy of Fools' Stewart. Colbert, Behar, Maher, Goldberg et al, that represents
the cognocenti, with a willfull conbination of profane and stupid.

Danube of Thought

"DoT - I love ya honey, but, no kidding!"

And you too, cutie pie--but are you gonna tell me who can?

Rick Ballard

Obama appears to be running against the Palin/Limbaugh ticket so either Governor Romney or Senator Santorum should have no problem.

I can't think of any reason whatsoever to believe that either of them would have an easy time in a solid GOP state, although Santorum's outing in Kansas suggests that he may have an edge.

Gus

Looks like Obama and the the MSM are going to have to attack Santorum some more.
Maybe they can hire Fluker. That worked out real well so far.

Gmax

Why would a guy with 1 Billion dollars need to gin up the base against folks not running? What? He does not have a billion dollars or an accomplishment to run on? Well now that explains the multiple strawmen, doesn't it?

Gus

Gmax. Obama and LIBTARDS will do ANYTHING to win. Look at Holder and his attack on VOTER I.D. laws. ACORN, UNIONS, etc.
Obama is a CRIMINAL. He has no morals. None.

narciso

burning straw, is known to be toxic, and yet allowed by the EPA.

Gmax

Fox just projected Santorum the winner of both Bama and Mississippi.

Gus

Mississippi and Alabama. Obama will really have to crap on Catholics now.

Gmax

Paul got 5% (snicker) and 4% (guffaw).

Gmax

I think you have the crapper and crappee reversed. Wait until you see the rally on March 23rd. The bishops are going to dump on the narcissist.

OldTimer

Santorum's gaining ground because he's talking about freedom. Economic, personal and God-given. And it all disappears with Obamacare if we don't disappear O-Care first..

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577267632224945836.html

An admirer

Dear Gus:

Can you turn off the all caps? They're just a little bit out of place. Thanks.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

The big news to me is Newt's lack of support in the states that should be his for the taking.

narciso

They've written him off, although he has a stronger argument, on energy and economic policy, Santorum's wheelhouse is a little week in that department, I think.

MarkO

Mitt ain't never gonna close nothin' in Alabama. Cut off the light, now honey.

That's not really the issue, though, is it? It's Obama and how to beat him.

Captain Hate

Gus is KNOWN by his use of the UPPER CASE.

MarkO

OldTimer, I'm big on freedom. Rick's big on government. Google it. He lost me at "you don't have the right to be left alone."

Yes I do. It's in the Constitution.

narciso

But he had the crop report, they never lie, lol.

Gus

ok. Gotcha.

daddy

A fiery speech by Newt ongoing.

Hammering "Anti-Energy Secretary Chu" now for changing his mind.
Explaining why $2.50 gas is possible and why he will stay in the Campaign to the end---he "knows substance and substance has to continue to be stated in this campaign."

Slamming Obama, with side jabs at Mitt.

Says Romney is not inevitable. Newt says he is all in for running the primary process to the end and selecting the candidate then. Says positive stuff about Rick and negative stuff about Romney. Says when the Primary Process is over we will see that the front runner Romney has not won and then it will be time for a new conversation.

Gus

Daddy, although she is a Wisconsinite, Callista Gingrich gives me the creeps. And she read Newts introduction. It was stiff and off putting to me.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

A devious person might think that someone has been setting up a anti-Obama "truth squad" lead by Sarah and Newt. ISTM it would be a pretty good one two punch.

Clarice

This must be driving the Dem media nuts--they don't know who to dump the dirt on and when to start.

Nters.

Gus

Jim Rhoads, one thing that perplexes me about Sarah Palin, is her strong backing of Gingrich. My theory? Sarah Palin likes Newt as he has repackaged himself. If you didn't know Newt's past, or at least if you hadn't experienced his downfall, and the quite passionate dislike that most of his colleagues from those days of the Contract....., he seems palatable.
Sarah likes the new Newt.

narciso

Newt does the jabs, Sarah does the roundhouse
kick,

Ignatz

--Daddy, although she is a Wisconsinite, Callista Gingrich gives me the creeps.--


Ya think?

Gus

Ignatz, I know it's not pc of me, but I liked your old pix so much better.
Except for that Somalian/Australian.
Seriously, Callista Gingrich seems like a Stepford wife, and if Gingrich says her name, one more time, I'll puke. Ok already Newt, we know that you bagged an intern. We know. She's a fantastic something or other, but we know already.

narciso

The subsequent eight year tenure Post Newt, when Abramoff was given full run of the place, and they forgot why they went there,
tend to ameliorate that perspective, Yes she knows Newt is far from perfect, but he mostly
focuses on the right issues.

Gus

I think Newt is bright and a good politician. Like when he sat on the couch with Pelosi for example, and like when he took money from Freddie Mac.
Newt is smart, and he's saying the right things, but Newt is way way way way too in-love with Newt and Newt being President.

Ignatz

--Ignatz, I know it's not pc of me, but I liked your old pix so much better.--

Tell me about it.
Unfortunately I was given great powers but didn't exercise great responsibility and now we all must suffer.
Maybe if I post enough Callistas and Barbara Mikulskis and Nancy Pelosis they'll beg me to bring back the cheesecake.
Should I try it?

Captain Hate

A devious person might think that someone has been setting up a anti-Obama "truth squad" lead by Sarah and Newt. ISTM it would be a pretty good one two punch.

That would be an excellent allocation of resources as the man with the non "hair on fire" stays above the fray. I like that a lot. Duke and Duke, not so much.

Gus

Ignatz, if you DO, I'll hunt you down.

Danube of Thought

What I need to know from CH is how the locals are reacting to the $36 Million cap hit absorbed by the Skins.

Gus

Who are THE SKINS? Oh!!! They were the ones who signed McNabb.

narciso

Yes, the previous one, was 'Something the Lord Made' which earned them 2.6 million
viewers,

daddy

" Ok already Newt, we know that you bagged an intern."

Speaking of bagging an intern:

‘Oregonian’ editor, 63, dies after sex with 23-year-old

Gus

Daddy, he paid her for sex. I wonder if he provided FREE CONTRACEPTIVES.

OldTimer

A lovely and hard-hitting tribute to Breitbart, from someone I respect and admire...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/13/oscar-winning-producer-slams-obama-salutes-breitbart

BR

"Syrian officials are expected to respond Tuesday to a number of concrete proposals on how to end the violence in their homeland, U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said."
LUN. 17 mins ago. Well, did they? It is now Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 0819 hours.

I am going to eat six or seven escargot now, to correspond with Assad plus six, enough is enough.

BR

Oven is ready at 350 degrees, dish about to go in.

Holly

OT, Molen's piece is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Jane

Iggy,

Post your pix. I'm sorry I brought it up.

Clarice

Ditto, Holly. Molen's piece is so great eeryone should send the link around.

Clarice

We're making progress on the blowback--
From Politico: "David Axelrod will not be appearing as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite reports last week that he was scheduled to do the show in the next few weeks.

“He's not scheduled to go on at this time,” said Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign."

Clarice

Here's Molen's bio--BTW he's Mormon--was born poor in Montana and his show biz career started when he was changing tires on studio trucks.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_R._Molen
This can explain why he is able to write such a well considered well crafted piece--his brain wasn't tortured to death in college.

Clarice

Sultan knish finds he's listed as "a hate group" and he and his cat are verklempt about it.http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-i-became-hate-group.html

NK

OT-- 2 links below about the great commodities inflation 2003-2011. Oil breaks out of its 20 year $35/barrel ceiling rockets to $100+/; gold breaks out of its 20 year $300/oz zone, rockets to $1500+/oz, similar stories in grains, coffee, and industrial metals, plus the US/UK housing bubble. The first link is an econ historian citing dollar debasement and bad Fed policy; the second about oil cites structural changes in reduced excess oil capacity. Decide for yourself, but because of the coincidence of all major commodities idices all exploding in Dollar basis, the oil strutural changes DON'T explain TRIPLING oil prices expecially in light of demand collapse since 2008. But you decide: http://www.forbes.com/sites/briandomitrovic/2012/03/13/the-weak-dollar-caused-the-great-recession/2/ AND http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-understanding-new-price-oil

Janet

gaining ground because he's talking about freedom. Economic, personal and God-given.

next post - Can you turn off the all caps? They're just a little bit out of place. Thanks.

Who the hell cares if someone uses caps? Good Lord!

Susanne

Jane,
I am not sorry you brought it up. I was really tired of every thread turning into a soft porn thread and all the male comments salivating over the pictures. Not amusing and not what I come here to read.
If Ignatz and the others really feel they need the pictures, fine. Whatever. The internet is a big place and there are other places to spend my time.
I realize I don't comment regularly and that no one may care about my opinion, but sometimes I can't keep my mouth shut.

Jack is Back!

Its a start.

Good news if you fly often.

What it will do is provide a basis for comparison between how flyers are treated by private security versus government security. But we all know that the MFM will be on the side of government. So, maybe not so much in terms of fair and balanced comparisons.

Jack is Back!

Now they want us to pay for abortions with our tax dollars.

If you thought the tea party was over, think again. Kathleen Sebelius just shot a flare into a dynamite factory.

On Monday night, Ms. Sebelius’s Department of Health and Human Services released a final decree concerning a troubling codicil in the individual mandate section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Boil it down, and it comes to this: Next year, every American adult will be required by law to pay for abortions.

It’s not easy to pull the pin from the same grenade twice, but the Democrats continue to amaze.

I love this scandal. It doesn’t even have a name yet. It hasn’t even begun, and I’m already head-over-heels. It’s beautiful from so many angles. Let me count the ways.

Read the whole thing.

Janet

Video of a lib hater at a Romney rally. He descends into the "who are you, who are you" mantra like Bob Etheridge.

Janet

For the price of one hotdog a day, you can provide condoms & pills to enhance the sex life of rich, 30 year old, college students. Have a heart America!

centralcal

So many great links this morning. Did you all see this link posted at Instapundit? Truly wonderful!

A New Rush Limbaugh Advertiser

I think it may generate some others in the same vein.

narciso

So, if you're blood isn't boiling a little, Perino writing a glowing review for that explicitly authored libel 'It's Classified'

Janet

A New Rush Limbaugh Advertiser

If I lived in Knoxville I would use their service. Inspired by Andrew Breitbart! Wow!

Janet

Can't believe this story at JWF. Obama worship hits a new low...

AliceH

It's Pi Day!

narciso

You know Rupert, I can forgive the phone hacking, but this is just killing journalism;


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303717304577279402522090464.html?mod=lifestyle_newsreel

Extraneus

Nice pic of Meester Big at that JWF link.

narciso

The obligatory post from the other threads,
with nazgul spoilage, about a quarter way through;

http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/52803#comment-562135

centralcal

Okay, this photo is just crying out for a caption:

It is only one of several with the facial expressions we have come to associate with FLOTUS.

Janet

I think half these shows would have no audience without Hoft and Graham looking
in;

I wonder about that. Running a 'test week' of no mentioning, no links, no response,...
It would be interesting to see.

AliceH

Can someone explain to me what actual adjustments are made to poll numbers that state "These data were weighted to ensure that the sample composition reflects that of the actual U.S. population according to U.S. Census figures"?

Does that mean if I have 1 result from City A pop 1MM, and 1 from City B pop 1M, they count the City A answer 1000 times compared to once for City B?

Thanks ...

Neo
In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.
The Code Pink folks must be happy now.
fdcol63

Well, these ARE the same people that Janet Napolitano warned us would return home and become "domestic terrorists".

fdcol63

I find it interesting that, at a speech being given by the SecDef (where I am sure there was a senior commanding officer present), this order was delegated to a CSM instead of being given by the attending CO himself.

Old Lurker

Perhaps I am just becoming a hyper-sensitive crumudgon, but two items not getting much play in the MSM really tick me off today:

So after all the fuss by Obama to get the projected cost of his Obamacare under $1T for optics, the CBO now scores it at double that number? Which means triple or quadruptle when the bills come in.

And that is not screaming news to a country $16T in debt?

Then in reading the coverage of the recent "Stress Tests" on major banks, not an eyebrow was raised when the story went on to say words to the effect "after reviewing the grades, the government will inform the banks what dividends they can pay next quarter".

narciso

Hurt who hasn't always been fair to her, illustrates an important subtext to that HBO
'in kind contribution'

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/13/hurt-game-change-celebrates-washington-narcissism/

Threadkiller

"Are you sure this isn't twelve inches?!?"

narciso

THe Chocolate rations, will be another 3 grams, OL, that's all you need to know.

Porchlight

OL, I had not seen either of those stories. Yikes.

Clarice

OL, what's a $800 billion diff between friends?

From the great Michael Barone:

"Last year I described the Keystone decision as a "no-brainer." It never occurred to me that Obama would decide to favor the rich environmentalists he encounters at fundraisers over the mass of the American people who want the Canadian oil and the construction jobs the pipeline would supply.

Obama's February uptick and March downtick in the polls will probably not be the last fluctuation we will see in his political standing.

Opinion about Mitt Romney, who at this writing seems virtually certain to be the Republican nominee, could fluctuate even more. Events could shift opinion too.

But some fundamentals are unlikely to change. Voters' focus is on economic issues, and on these most oppose the president's policies. His media cheerleaders who thought his February numbers meant the election was over were fooling themselves."

narciso

They is listening to Soros's pied piper, Bill McKibben, and that fraud Hansen, that's a recipe for insanity.

Melinda Romanoff

I'm not linking to it, but has anyone read the Goldman Sachs goodbye letter at the Slimes today?

Absolutely devastating.

Threadkiller

"The trick is to keep your thumbs up, when you bust his lip, that way you won't break a nail."

Jane

It never occurred to me that Obama would decide to favor the rich environmentalists he encounters at fundraisers over the mass of the American people who want the Canadian oil and the construction jobs the pipeline would supply.

This is the only way the Keystone decision should be discussed.

Suzanne,

People were pretty gracious at the time, but I'm getting sick of the ongoing references, so I'm with you. JOM can be whatever the posters want it to be. And we all have the choice of whether to be here.

Clarice

In a poll with 51% of the respondents being Dems, O gets 50% approval.

Hot Air spears the Reuters/Ipso poll:


ometimes it’s tough to suss out bias in polling, I grant you. This is not one of those times. Reuters leads with a story about Barack Obama’s approval rating jumping back up to 50%:

For the first time since early July, more Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing than disapprove, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows his approval rating now at 50 percent.

The poll, taken March 8-11 on the heels of reports that 227,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, indicates that Obama’s rating has risen by 2 percentage points during the past month. The percentage of Americans who disapprove of the Democratic president was 48 percent, down from 49 percent in February.

At this point, you’d normally see me analyze the sample type, size, and composition for a critical analysis of whether this particular poll is reliably predictive. Oddly, Reuters doesn’t provide a link for its readers to peruse the data set — but that’s no problem, as it turns out, because Reuters provides its own credibility-killing data at the end of its report:

The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll of 1,084 adults included 554 respondents who identified themselves as Democrats, 421 as Republicans, and 109 as independents. The total respondents included 937 registered voters.

Er, that would mean that 51.1% of the respondents to the poll were Democrats, and 38.8% were Republicans. Now, I grant you that Republicans have been slightly overrepresented in this sample, as the 2010 exit polls showed 35% of voters were Republicans. However, Democrats also only comprised 35% of the vote that year, not 51.1%, and only 39% the year Obama won election.

So the big news for Obama is that in a poll that consists of 51.1% Democrats, he gets a 50% approval rating? Yeah, that’s a boost, all right. And Reuters needs to go back to polling school.

centralcal

ha ha, good one, TK. Okay off to work now.

narciso

Sorry, it's too good, not to quote, the header should have been 'I'm shocked Gambling
is going on here'

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