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Jack is Back!

But will Romney be immune and not get sucked in to making a fool of himself on Letterman, Leno, et.al. They can't help themselves, not if they have the likes of Schmidt (God forbid) advising him.

NK

TomM-- when do we get the inevitable Thread-Obama: "they talk about me like a dog"
Romney: "I've got your travel kennel and windscreen right here"

Captain Hate

If Romney lets Schmidt get within the same area code of him, all bets are off.

NK

ON CUE-- 'Bam tells Roling Stone where he gets his news -- Paulie Krugman and Andy Sullivan and Jon Stewart-- quelle suprise!! Take it away TomM:

New York Times columnists: "Krugman's obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there," but "I also read some of the conservative columnists."
A Handful of blogs: "Andrew Sullivan's on the Daily Beast being an example, that combine thoughtful analysis with a sampling of lots of essays that are out there."
The New Yorker and The Atlantic: "still do terrific work"
No cable news: "I don't watch a lot of TV news. I don't watch cable at all." (No Fox News)
The Daily Show: "I think Jon Stewart's brilliant. It's amazing to me the degree to which he's able to cut through a bunch of the nonsense – for young people in particular, where I think he ends up having more credibility than a lot of more conventional news programs do."

Jane (Better a crate than a plate)

I guess that explains why he is so stupid sounding most of the time.

NK

BTW-- I call complete BS on 'Bam reading ANY 'conservative columnists out there' or reading New Yorker or Atlantic. 'Bam gets Blogging BJs from Sully, marching orders from Krugman, and punchlines against Repubs from Stewart -- that's it. BTW-- 'Bam's newsies have a very low melanin content.

Clarice

I think the Obama cool jive ass act has run it's string out.

MarkO

Jane, he doesn't just sound stupid, he really lives it. He just uttered vituperation against all his friendly news networks. Jon Stewart is better than all of them? HA.HA.HA.HA.HA.HA.HA.

jimmyk

New York Times columnists: "Krugman's obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there," but "I also read some of the conservative columnists."

As in.... The NYT has no conservative columnists. Maybe he means the sports pages.

Rick Ballard

BOzo the Bubble Boy. He better get back to his ACME Political Strategery Manual. He hasn't done a complete face plant this week. Yet.

NK

Clarice-- no biggie, but in 1975 I had it forever drilled into me in Advanced British Literature and Poetry by Mrs. Lynch that the possesive 'its' has no apostrophe, and "it's" is exclusively a contraction for "it is." Just a grammatical tic of mine.

centralcal

NK - we had a whole thread (maybe even more than one) on apostrophe usage. We know the rules. We break the rules. Sometimes we flub up the rules.

NK

CC-- I missed those. But Mrs. Eileen Lynch says....

MarkO

Well, NK, good luck should you ever make a typo.

NK

ever make a typo? ... or a thousand. I am about the worst typist evah.

Clarice

Of course there should be no apostrophe in "its string out.".When you're doped up on lyrica, let me know how well you follow the grammar rules when posting in a hurry.

NK

what can I say-- IT'S a grammatical tic of mine.

NK

PS-- hope you feel better.

Clarice

I am feeling fine , thanks, and my body's getting used to the stuff. About 2 weeks ago when I started it was much worse. I think it's safe to assume that everyone here knows the rules about its , hers, and your and if it's typed wrong, it was just a careless error, not a matter of ignorance.

lyle

Hmm, pointing out the placement of apostophes to Clarice while narciso's commas pop up like mushrooms overnight in your lawn after a strong rain, all willy-nilly like?

Porchlight

On previous topic, I still don't get the big deal over Obama paying off his loans from his very expensive Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law School 13 years after graduating from HLS.

My co-worker just brought it up and said "I wonder when Romney paid his off." I couldn't help but mention Kerry.

Are people unable to use their brains?

NK

Ok apologies for 'its'-- when you have grammatical rules drilled into you with red marking pencil by a crazed Scotswoman, the lesson abides forever.

MarkO

No, NK, the Dude abides.

NK

Ok-- I had to look up Dude Abides....

lyle

So preznit jive ass is trying to reclaim his '08 "cool" by going on Jimmie Fallon? When is he scheduled for Al Sharpton's gig?

Jack is Back!

Your all wrong.Its a crazy rule because it's part of the MLA fascism. Even the Acadamie Francais are Playboy Bunnies compared to the MLA. Its a good thing we don't have to diagram our comments in order to post them:)

/don't correct anyone writing with tongue-in-cheek

Rick Ballard

CH,

Have you read Governor Romney's speech? It appears to me that T1000v.2 reflects a reversal of the CW that has candidates solidifying base support in the primaries and then going soft in the general. He's warming up the cold mush while BOzo is wearing out the batteries in his ProgProd.

The speech was worth at least a golf clap and does not indicate much input from from the Schmidt for brains that sank My Friends.

NK

Noooooo... he said sentence diagram! I think I failed that in 1970....

daddy

And here I thought "Muskrat Love" was about as bad as it could get.

Clarice

Porch, or Gore or any of the Kennedys for that matter.

lyle

Bammy's only reference point is the nearest mirror. Or pond, if you like.

NK

Ah no... BTW, to people like me, comparing that poseur, that fraud 'Bam with geniuses such as Sun Tzu and Don Vito Corleone is an "infamnia" (BenF -- to northern european ethnics such as yourself, means 'shameful.')

Rick Ballard

NK,

He obviously intended to write Don Giovanni Corzione - and its "infamia", only one n.

NK

Catch up on books and movies?-- I don't think I'll ever catch up on reading. Movies--when they were home for Easter my kids installed something call a "Roku" box on the TV console-- hmmm?--- right now they use it remotely on their IPods, when they get home this summer they'll tell me what it is, and show me how it works-- maybe.

Captain Hate

Rick I saw some clips of the speech and heard some on Tammy Bruce. Golf clap it is!

lyle

Just saying he reads, and learns.

So did he read either of his autobiographies? Appears no one else did except Jim Treacher's research assistant.

NK

Don Corzione? -- si, si. He mayka the customarie depositarie -- vaporizia. But hea also bundla di mille mille Lira for Capo di tutti capi -- 'Bam.

Comanche Voter

"They talk about me like I'm a dog".

Didn't Obama ever hear "you are what you eat"?

NK

"You saying otherwise?"-- let me think about that-- why yes, yes I am.

NK

ding ding-- we have a thread winner-- Comanch Voter @4:05

NK

The Big Lebowski-- I'll try to watch it, if the kids show me how to use the Roku....

matt

Obama tipped his hand when he said he reads Sullivan. How can one not come to the conclusion that the dope and the meds have gone to Sully's cerebral cortex and damaged it beyond repair with such bizarre obsessions and pronunciamentos?

Had a lovely lunch with a young relative who is very Paulista and naive. His major focus in life is legalization and how the Drug Wars have been lost. I suggested that he investigate the Chinese and Singaporean solutions.

jimmyk

After seeing daddy's link about the koala bear, I'm not sure I want to ponder golf clap.

p.s. Does anyone buy the story about getting the clap from getting peed on?

BB Key

From the Big Sis hearing this morning : no evidence about this kind of behavior on more than 900 foreign trips and 13.000 domestic trips in the last two and one half years . Bam and fam keeping 'em busy !

NK

"result in misunderestimating him"... no... he is what he is. He abdicated leadership in July 2011 to run for re-election, and he doesn't engage in any political negotiation, so there is no risk. Did he run away from politcal negotiations because he's petty, or afraid he'd eff' them up? Matters not-- there is no risk from ridiculing him for what he is.

matt

Hi. I'm Matt and I'm a biblioholic. I can't help myself. I read and I read and just can't stop learnin' new sh*t. It makes me want to just do more and more reading.

I think they should ban Amazon used books to help biblioholics like me. Then they can ban reading in public, or even in our living rooms. it's for our own good, really.

That way we can received the approved received knowledge and find the path to true enlightenment though the Lightgiver and his disciples, Paul of Krug and Tom of Friedman.

NK

'the children' are in college..

Theo

NK --

Roku is very cool and easy to install and operate.

NK

I am not a Luddite, I am THE Luddite...

NK

... there is an installed purple box and purple controller, they sit there.. mocking me

Ignatz

--Just saying he reads, and learns.--

Listening to Barry is almost exactly like listening to my brother speak; a broad superficial knowledge that is there simply to impress dopes and masquerades as real learning.
His quote about knowing more than most experts is not only virtually word for word my brother's idiot boasting but is extremely typical of narcissists who specialize in this kind of wide, extremely shallow knowledge and is exposed anytime a question digs deeper than the dermis.

matt

NK;

Make yourself a pitcher of White Russians and have the .45 handy.

Donny: Are these the Nazis, Walter?
Walter Sobchak: No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There's nothing to be afraid of.

NK

Ig-- you clearly explain the 'Bam deal. He has no clue about what he doesn't know.

Theo

NK --

Make sure your TV is on the right input status. Then click the "OK" button in the middle of your controller. It should tell you what channels you have. If nothing else, it will show "Channel Store." Click on that and get "Netflix" and "Amazon". Follow the instructions on screen.

Voila. Fool proof because I did it.

NK

Theo.... what is this language you speak.....

AliceH

I'm just going to guess, Ignatz, that over the years, you've had to contribute some of your earnings to your brother - another thing he'd have in common w/ The Once.

DebinNC

The Big Lebowski

Sounds like Obama's deli order. Surrounding yourself with yes-men sycophants and NBA stars would make anyone believe he's a genius.

Theo

NK --

Okay. Call Roku customer service. (# should be at Roku.com.) I think they will help. For a fee, I think they will do it for you.

daddy

Geez, I hope Urine incidents don't happen in 3's like Airplane Accidents:

1) "After being peed on by a koala, two One Direction band members fear they have chlamydia."

2) Chicago Man Electrocuted While Urinating on Railroad Track

3) ?

JOMer's, for Gawd sakes, mind your Johnson's.

lyle

You can't learn much reading only those you agree with. Part of the reason the GOP is in such sad shape

Because I'm sure The Once reads so much he doesn't agree with, right? Krugman and Sullivan? Thinks Jon Stewart is funny? No confirmation bias, there.

But thanks for the concern troll verbiage. Touching as it is.

Ignatz

--You can't learn much reading only those you agree with. Part of the reason the GOP is in such sad shape, is this Purity Test everyone must subscribe to or face the island of Elba.--

If that's true then I'm not sure what to make of those studies which demonstrate conservative are more open minded and understand their adversaries positions and arguments better than lefties.
Those studies incidentally are not the product of conservative researchers like the pathetic ones by lefties who find [surprise] that lefties are smarter, cuter, eat love puppies more and are generally better citizens and neighbors.

lyle

I do. I used to read Sullivan before he went bat-shit crazy. I've read the various libs on the WSJ editorial page for almost 30 years. I got so that I could practically ghost write for Bill Press or Thomas Frank, they were so predictable. Alan Blinder seems like he's just about begging for a job in Bammy's Treasury.

NK

Ig-- BenF is projecting here.

Theo-- you're a good guy-- I think I'll just wait til my college age kids get home and give me a tutorial. Thx.

Danube of Thought

Some guy in Slate:

"Watching The Big Lebowski in 2008, it becomes clear that appreciating Walter is essential to understanding what the Coen brothers are up to in this movie, which is slyer, more political, and more prescient than many of its fans have recognized. Perhaps that’s because Walter, with his bellowing, Old Testament righteousness and his deeply entrenched militarism, is an American type that barely registered on the pop-culture landscape 10 years ago.

"He’s a neocon."

You folks didn't know that, did you?

Ignatz

--I'm just going to guess, Ignatz, that over the years, you've had to contribute some of your earnings to your brother - another thing he'd have in common w/ The Once--

Very perceptive Alice.
Spent many years pulling the moron's weight in our business and then after making the psycho enough to retire on, when I asked to simply divide the business so we could go our separate ways he forced a series of pointless lawsuits, every one of which he's lost but which in the meantime have tied our assets up for ten years and cost us millions of dollars.
We're finally at the point of being able to sue him to get some or perhaps all of it back. Time will tell.

lyle

eat love puppies more

And why shouldn't they??

lyle

"He’s a neocon."

Gasp. The Horrors!

Danube of Thought

Satchel Paige warned us about item (2). Although in his case it was peeing off the fire excape without checking for power lines below.

Danube of Thought

"Part of the reason the GOP is in such sad shape"

So bad that they've been leading the Dems in the Generic Congressional Ballot for two solid years.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Now you know why social security is called "The third rail of politics":) No politician wants that fate.

lyle

C'mon, DoT. Can't you appreciate his concern for the GOP. His hands are practically soaking in it.

centralcal

I just posted a link and an excerpt on the Headlines thread from a Reuters story that gives a much fuller and more positive picture of Zimmerman. It also discusses the "elephant in the room" with a black neighbor - burglaries committed by black young men that had frightened the neighborhood.

Lea

His quote about knowing more than most experts

Maybe if he had gone to business school he would have seen that circle of stuff you know, circle of stuff you know you don't know, and circle of stuff you don't know you don't know. Then at least he would have realized that last category existed.

Sara

This ad is so powerful. Who said that Catholics won't fight back? Whether you are Catholic or not, I think you will agree that this is a terrific ad.

Porchlight

The speech was worth at least a golf clap and does not indicate much input from from the Schmidt for brains that sank My Friends.

Heh.

Incidentally it was Palin who suggested that a longer primary would test the frontrunner and ensure he brings his best game to the general. Is Romney improving? I hope so.

Gus

Why did BOTH Obama and his UGLY WIFE have to turn in their LAW LICENSES??

Discuss.

Ignatz

Here's the quote;

“I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”


What kind of horses ass brags like that to begin with, besides a narcissist, let alone delivers a kick to the nuts like that to anyone who works for him?
He's ignorant and utterly without class.

lyle

Um...Ig? You're missing an apostrophe.

/ducks

AliceH

Ig@4:50 Yikes!

Not that we get to choose, but I can attest that bipolar relatives are much much more affordable, and not as litigious - thank goodness.

Porchlight

Then at least he would have realized that last category existed.

I don't think he's capable of such a realization, Lea. He's a leftist. Remember how much carp Rumsfeld took for "unknown unknowns."

Ignatz

--Um...Ig? You're missing an apostrophe.-

Its always been very hard for me to get it right lyle. Sorry.

Sara

John Podhoretz in the NY Post:

Mitt ‘sketches’ a threat
The prez had better worry

You might recall that Mitt Romney’s aide Eric Fehrnstrom notoriously likened the change from primary battle to general election to shaking an Etch-a-Sketch. The Mitt Romney who showed up last night to deliver the best speech of his life so far might well have been the result of a good shake.

Just in case you missed the speech last night, you can watch it now.


Granny Jan

O/T but Reuter's does an excellent and somewhat sympathetic, at least until the end, account of Zimmerman's background leading up to the shooting. We find out he's white, black and hispanic and a do-gooder at that.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/us-usa-florida-shooting-zimmerman-idUSBRE83O18H20120425

Rick Ballard

c-c's Zimmerman Trot Back by Reuters. Please note that the hagiography of St. Trayvon of Sanford was discontinued upon discovery of NO_LIMIT. The current Reuter's piece has the fluff which curiously never appeared after NO_LIMIT showed up.

Gus

I'm not saying that Michelle Obama is a loser. I'm just wondering what LEGAL PROBLEM caused Michelle Obama to LOSER HER LAW LICENSE.

We can chat about Barry Mao Mao Obama losing his law license later.

Don't forget to VET!!

peter

I confess, I did not get the Big Lebowski, I don't believe you get the clap from being peed on by a lemur, or whatever, and I don't believe that Obama regularly reads anything, except what his sycophants hand him that they think will make him happy. And, yes, Clarice, Obama's "cool" act has grown extremely long in the tooth, and he is not cool.
Wish we had a real President like the one who ordered pants big enough for his nuts and his bunghole.

Jack is Back!

Damn, Rick. Are you and GrannyJan reading the same article?

Porchlight

The end of the Reuters story is lame. However, most people will never read that far. Unlike with most MSM stories, the walkback occurs toward the beginning.

These are the baby steps. Reuters should have done this level of research a month ago, but they should still be commended.

windansea

Keep the faith

This morning a nice Mexican American family came to visit the project where I work in Punta Mita (near Vallarta)

Mom and Dad born in Mexico, emigrated to USA 20 year ago, 2 daughters 17 and 19. I never bring up politics but asked the daughter what she is studying and she said that she would finish her 2nd year and then sigh up for Air Force, beacause there are no jobs because of Obama. Dad piped in that Obamacare is big pain for his buasiness and hopes it gets repealed.

I decided to press my luck and asked if she had heard about the Trayvon case. Yes she had and replied ¨They are just trying to pull that card again¨ and said most of her latino friends were pissed off the media tried to paint Jorge as a white guy.

Sara

And my last Romney post. This from CBS, note the remark that Romney is one of the five smartest people known to one insider. Did I mention this comes from CBS.

lyle

Its always been very hard for me to get it right lyle. Sorry.

Just messin' with you, Ig. Doesn't take away from your cogent comments. (well, not too much...)

centralcal

I think Reuters ended "lamely" because everyone is a little nervous now. Dershowitz saying Corey should be looking into hiring legal counsel, etc., has completely toppled over the narrative cart.

Sara

“I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

I think this says more about the low quality and IQs of his advisers than it does about Obama's abilities.

And Mr. Prez, I'm a housebound old lady out in the middle of nowhereland and I know more than your advisers and you by a factor of at least 50 or higher. Sheesh!

lyle

Romney is one of the five smartest people known to one insider.

Big deal. He's not teh smartest, is he? You know, like the one who "stepped down into the presidency"?

lyle

And Mr. Prez, I'm a housebound old lady out in the middle of nowhereland

I think you identified a subset of the public that means absolutely squat to this administration.

Rick Ballard

JiB,

My take isn't much different than GrannyJan's. The piece definitely has a sympathetic slant and it's definitely a trot back from from the ABC/NBC 'brute hunting down an innocent' reportage instigated by Crump/Gutman in order to stir up the Black Klan. The author shoved in "disregarded police advice against pursuing Martin", either out of stupidity or as a sop to the Kleagles but, in general, the piece was a fluff thumbsucker written as contrameme.

Sara

Hey Lyle, I like you too. What the hell is your problem?

Ralph L

After a few years here, I've lost all confidence on my ability to place commas correctly.

I doubt they could get the clap from kaola urine, but they probably could get non-gonorrheal urethitis, which has some of the same symptoms. But more likely, they shared a groupie with it.

I wish that Obama quote could get more play in this campaign.

Captain Hate

Hey Lyle, I like you too. What the hell is your problem?

I think lyle was criticizing the jugeared fellow's lack of regard for people in your demographic group.

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