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May 23, 2012

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Captain Hate

The peddling of security matters should, by itself, disqualify the JEF in voters' minds.

sailor

But it won't, CH, I fear.

Captain Hate

I hope Romney hammers him hard on this. I think even Rove might approve of that, assuming an adequate supply of smelling salts and fainting couches are available.

Ignatz

--In one memo one of the filmmakers says he had a "good meeting with Brennan and McDonough" and says "they were forward leaning, sharing their point of view on command and control."--

That phrase is wrong on many, many levels and just the kind of murder of the language one has come to expect from this crowd of simpering imbeciles and thought police.

Rob Crawford

"Forward leaning"? Don't they mean "bent over"?

Caro

Cap'n,shouldn't this tampering with photos be illegal? Hope you read the last Thinker piece about adding the preezy to the iconic sit room photo.

Janet

I remember us laughing about the Batman like photo with the tiny head attached here at JOM.

centralcal

It is a bizarre photo - only gets more so with time. The same with the Situation Room photo where he is shown seated and somewhat shrunken.

So odd that the White House thinks these are photos to convey leadership and strength of a C-I-C.

Janet

Hahahah, Dave! That top one is really funny.

#ObamaWasNot

to be outdone in the situation room.

NK

TomM says: "In a bit of a cross-marketing fail the movie's release date has been moved back to December 2012, possibly after Hollywood finally realized it was a Navy SEAL and not Obama himself who killed Bin Laden." fantastic snark Tom. Kill 2 Leftwing Birds with one stone.

Janet

#ObamaWasNot

Batman....yet the rumors persist.

NK

PS: John Brennan who apparently is more of a PR man than intelligence officer (2011 Hollywood disclosures and 2012 burning Brit MI6 informant -- IMO) is a Fordham Grad '77 and this past weekend was given an honorary degree, How does he sleep at night.

Dave (in MA)
#ObamaWasNot

Batman....yet the rumors persist.


It sort of reminds me of when we were little kids and we'd put on my father's jacket and clomp around in his shoes.

Clarice

The fact that the doctor who helped us was just sentenced to 30 yrs in jail because of administration leaks is of much greater concern to me than the fact that the baby in command was golfing when Bin Laden was shot.

Clarice

OT Steyn has a great article on the Edwards trial:
http://www.steynonline.com/5005/a-ravening-justice

narciso

Ditto, Clarice, what is the lesson here, if you stick your neck out, for the US, you're a chump;

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wikileaks-iran-al-qaeda-connection_520538.html

Captain Hate

Ditto, Clarice, what is the lesson here, if you stick your neck out, for the US, you're a chump

The JEF is like a slightly less female Gorelick on security matters

Ignatz

Less?

Captain Hate

I'll defer to your judgement, Iggy.

Obviously smelling salt futures were a better buy than Facebook stock http://michellemalkin.com/2012/05/22/palin-officially-endorses-desperate-clingy-orrin-hatch-time-to-rally-around-dan-liljenquist/

Jack is Back

NK,

How can Fordham sleep at night but what would expect from a bunch of "stick it in your eye" maroon & white Jesuits.

Brennan is a favorite character of Daniel Silva as narciso will attest. Silva has the easiest job on the planet since all his characters write themselves. Brennan's character is a two-timing, self-centered treasonous prick. Outside of that the resemblance is coincidental.

narciso

Yes, JiB, he makes it too obvious, so it's not even a roman a clef, Brennan, reminds me of another character in a lesser known novel
by a former American Banker in Switzerland,
Christopher Reich,

narciso

'the DEvils Banker' involving an Arabian terrorist plot,and the team that tries to stop it.

DebinNC

That latest situation room pic is odd. Janet's is cropped, leaving off the big brown-shirted guy on the far right behind Gates who seems to be speaking...but only the woman across from him seems to be listening. The rest of them aren't focusing on any particular person, certainly not C-i-Chief Astride the World.

DebinNC

Here's the latest situation room pic in full. It looks like the big guy on the right is speaking, and it looks like Obama is staring straight ahead and not looking at him. Bizarre imo, especially knowing every one of the pics the WH realizes is specially chosen to reflect well on The One.

Ignatz

--I'll defer to your judgement, Iggy.--

I suspect we peg Barry about the same on the manly/girly spectrum, CH.
It's just that Goerilla has always struck me as a bit of Butkus-like middle linebacker or maybe a nose guard type, ala the great Curly Culp of the Chiefs Super Bowl team.

NK

DebinNC-- thanks for that photo. 2 things, first, the guy on the right speaking/briefing needs to have a salad instead of pizza next time; and second, 'Bam sure isn't big on having some of the brothas in on making national security decisions.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce is putting the Palin endorsement of Hatch in the right perspective; namely that a disagreement among erstwhile allies is healthy and the sign of possessing an open and non-dogmatic mind.

narciso

That was a great podcast with Klein, btw Captain, in the accompaning Hot Air thread,
I found this link;

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/300497/who-barack-obama-michael-gledhill#

Captain Hate

I thought you'd enjoy it. Nice link even after getting off to a "composite" start he nails the JEF pretty well.

Porchlight

Hatch is going to owe Palin bigtime. Should be interesting to watch in future, esp. should we prevail in the Senate.

jimmyk

Hatch is going to owe Palin bigtime.

He's 78, clearly his last term (regardless of what he says). I wouldn't count on him feeling indebted to anyone. I think Palin may have been duped on this one.

Porchlight

Maybe he won't feel indebted, jimmyk, but it doesn't necessarily follow that Palin was duped - I don't think she endorsed him so that he would owe her.

jimmyk

Didn't mean to link my two sentences. Not owe her, but somehow be more attentive to TP interests? It's hard to understand. Even if Hatch and Liljenquist were ideological clones, it would seem preferable to support the younger one who can be around for decades, unless there's some reason to think he'd lose the general.

Jane

No one should endorse anyone 78 years old to serve in any government position.

Threadkiller

Pakistani doctor who helped find Osama is convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison…funny Obama left this part out of his promotional video.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-pakistan-binladenbre84m0mm-20120523,0,6956056.story

narciso

It's kind of a tree falls in a forest problem,
Captain, how would we know that she chirped,

Porchlight

it would seem preferable to support the younger one who can be around for decades, unless there's some reason to think he'd lose the general.

Well, experience and rank do count for something. Hatch would be head of Senate Finance if Repubs take back the Senate, and Liljenquist would just be the junior Senator from Utah.

Captain Hate

Hatch, though not my top choice, has also been endorsed by Levin and Hannity. Also as I stated months ago, Hatch is far from the biggest R problem in congress imo.

Porchlight

Hatch, though not my top choice, has also been endorsed by Levin and Hannity.

And Romney.

Captain Hate

Hmmmm the new crop report says HP to lay off provide funemployment to 27,000. That will require a lot of people falling off the list.

daddy

Mark Levin is playing non-stop Orrin Hatch's Greatest Hits in order to get Hatch re-elected.

Looks like Hatch has the support of Palin, Levin, Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, possibly John Bolton, and I can't remember exactly who else.

Have to agree that Hatch is way better than Dick Lugar but I would be happy to see Lisa Murkowski's best ally go down in flames to the Tea Party supported challenger.

daddy

"Hmmmm the new crop report says HP to lay off provide funemployment to 27,000."

Plus those layoffs are in California.

No problem tho', Jerry Brown will just ask for another Temporary Tax Increase.

narciso

True, although in terms of votes, hasn't Brown been more her ally on New START, Dodd Frank, the un constitutional recess appointments et al.

Rick Ballard

I believe the HP layoffs are across all divisions and global. They also appear to be buyouts as much as layoffs, with golden handshakes costing around $1.7 billion or $63,000 per head. It's a decent business move and less troublesome than the 12% hit to domestic sales reported by Dell's consumer division. Portable devices account for some of the drop in sales but most of it is due to a rapidly weakening economy.

narciso

In that book I was referring to, the MI-6 and the Fin Cen investigator, keep running into dead ends, some not all that metaphorical, in investigating a group not unlike AQAP, called
Hejira, I'm not going to give away the ending
but you can guess why I make the reference,

daddy

"...the un constitutional recess appointments et al..."

I think so Narciso, considering their both "Metrotextuals."

daddy

"It's a decent business move..."

I don't know Rick. It sounds to me like something Bain Capital might have done.

I guess we'll have to see if HP gave more donations to Obama than to Mitt in order to know if it was "financial rape" or "a good example of American business practices."

DebinNC

MSNBC is probably accusing Meg Whitman of trying to sabotage O's jobs numbers.

narciso

Well they would, although it is Carly Fiorina's second successor who would be at fault,

daddy

The troublesome young Grizzly Bear that has been charging at humans just down the road on my favorite trail, has just been killed by Wildlife Control.

Comments section is split between "Damn Human's" and "Damn Bears".

I'm glad the young Grizz is gone.

In other local news, first climbing death of the Season on McKinley just occurred, so Summer is officially here. Yippee!

Rick Ballard

Daddy,

I believe that HP earns the running dog appellation under Obamunist Economic Doctrine. They moved to improve their profit/earning ratio with layoffs rather focusing on development of the solar wind driven steam computer of the future. Additionally, they didn't screw any bondholders or take any taxpayer money before taking this cruel and malicious action.

FeFe

Au contraire, the release date has been pushed to leverage the movie trailer: less detail, more action, narrative in celebrity gravitas voice, all in a nice ADD package for mass propaganda in internet and TV media viewing and reporting. The Obama administration is an art form.

Hothouse Flowers.

Precious Propaganda.
==========

Captain Hate

In other local news, first climbing death of the Season on McKinley just occurred, so Summer is officially here.

Is that usually caused by an influx of dumbasses with more attitude than sense? I would imagine the weather changes can be pretty brutal and according to the Wikitards, seismic activity can play hell with glaciers you're on. The Wiki entry also had a tale of 4 locals who, with no training nor equipment in 1910, made it pretty far up through sheer bravado; although there might be a significant tall tale aspect to that. Other than the weather and sporadic earthquakes, it doesn't seem to be particularly arduous to people that know what they're doing for the third largest peak in the world (and by "people that know what they're doing" I mean an extremely small subset of people).

Captain Hate

third *highest* peak

Captain Hate
narciso

How does he still have his job, Captain?

Captain Hate

narc some of the owners would have a difficult time attaining Duke and Duke status, which is why I thought Rush's aspirations to join that herd of cats wasn't a smart move on his part; only to be torpedoed by human garbage Dave Checketts and doubtlessly Goodell. His grand unified front of players and owners against two apostate owners just got blown to smithereens by the players association finally acting in the interest of the members. Even if they lose, Goodell is still left having to explain how the violation of no written rule by contracts submitted for approval by the league and not countermanded at the time aren't collusion. I don't think the most crackheaded Jesuit is up to that.

To fire him would be a show of weakness by the dumbasses that hired him but if this situation continues to go tits up, there will be fissures.

narciso

I don't get it, you promote the players that perform well, and you fire those that don't measure up, how hard is that, 'he asked rhetorically'

Captain Hate

Welp here's a somewhat objective account of what happened. When the previous collective bargaining contract ran out, there was no salary cap. But there was a "gentleman's agreement" not to go hogwild on signing players over what the previous cap was. Snyder and Jones said "Why be bound by something nonexistent (and possibly illegal)" and went about their merry way signing players they wanted (and also restructuring contracts to load the hit against the cap into the "uncapped" year). They also submitted every damn one of those contracts to the league office so it's not like Fat Roger didn't know about them, nor did he disapprove any of them at the time. The other owners went whining to pudgy Rog and said those meanies aren't playing fair and he decided to penalize them. He paid off the players by cranking the cap up mildly to gain their acquiescence so he was overseeing a unified front against the two meanies and some buttboy arbitrator ruled in his favor. Then the players association came to their senses and filed a collusion suit against the league, which led to my link by one of Rog's catamites. Even if he wins this, and he might, I think this is a PR disaster for the league and one in which he showed no spine in navigating the waters imo. If he'd have told the whiny owners to STFU he and the league would be in a much better place.

narciso

I know Lorien coined it, 'we really dodged a bullet' it's like Vice President Ron Burgundy


http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-i-have-beautiful-home-you-pay-me-lot-money_645760.html

Captain Hate

Did you see the account of the Air Force Academy graduation speech by the community organizer in chief at chez Ewok? It's like the Dumb and Dumber farewell tour.

narciso

So, is there a set fund, from which one draws
players salaries, or were they too stupid to do the right thing, in the first place.

Gus

Cap'n the big problem with Obama and the Military, is that neither he, nor anyone he associates with is connected to it.
In fact name a RED DIAPER BABY, a real live MARXIST, who likes,loves or can even stand the American military.
Obama IS A MARXIST. Always has been.

Gus

Narciso, Obama's job as President is to implement "fairness".

Even Brett Favre got fired by the Packers.

Ignatz

--it doesn't seem to be particularly arduous to people that know what they're doing for the third largest peak in the world--

It's the highest in North America Capn, [20,300 feet] but wouldn't make the top three in South America and not even the top thousand in the Himalyas/Karakorum.
It is extremely high from base to peak but that last 8 or 9,000 feet of elevation makes all the difference.
K2 and Annapurna are probably the two most dangerous/difficult mountains in the world and are much worse than McKinley.
Our youth pastor who is very competent climbed it a year or two ago.
Here's a list of the most dangerous I found.

Ignatz

Here's Baintha Brakk which looks nearly unclimbable;

And the gigantic Nanga Parbat;

Gus

Ignatz, you do much better when your pictures are twin peeks. I am scaling RED ROCKS in August. Wish me luck.

Captain Hate

Thanks Iggy; I was confused by the Wikiots in them calling it the third most prominent peak, whatever that means.

narc, that's more or less correct but as is the case with any organization they have their own quirky ways of keeping it from being straightforward.

Gus

Cap'n, I think you mean "peeks".
Or is that me?

Ignatz

--Ignatz, you do much better when your pictures are twin peeks.--

They proved a distraction and being a gent I strive to always provide satisfaction so henceforth only links are on the table.

Such as this

and this
and this.

Ignatz

--Thanks Iggy; I was confused by the Wikiots in them calling it the third most prominent peak, whatever that means.--

They're referring to its relief from the surrounding landscape or if there is no higher peak around then from sea level.
That's why Everest and Aconcagua are listed as more prominent because they are the highest peaks on their respective continents and are measured from sea level.
MCKinley is measured from base to peak and is actually probably the highest land based mountain by that measure on earth; about 18,000 feet.

Captain Hate

MCKinley is measured from base to peak and is actually probably the highest land based mountain by that measure on earth; about 18,000 feet.

Does that mean that somebody starting at the base climbs a higher distance to the peak than any other mountain?

daddy

Captain,

Heard part of O's speech on Talk Radio. Horrifically bad. Hard to even understand how he can listen to himself.

That speech was crock full of bulls#$t start to finish. The Talk Host cut if off himself saying he couldn't stand it, and I was grateful for his pulling the plug.

As for McKinley, I'd say 50% of the fatalities are ill-prepared morons, 30% under-prepared fairly experienced folks, and the others experienced climbers doing something a bit too risky or just getting caught in the volatile fickle weather.

This latest was a foreigner, not clipped together to anyone else, who attempting to recover a backpack he had set aside, tried to get it as it started rolling down a slope, and he himself slipped for 1,000 feet to his death.


"Reaching for a backpack, a sled or even a mitten as it slips or falls away is a simple, everyday reaction. It's also one to guard against on the slopes of McKinley.

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You have my eternal gratitude. Your graciousness is appreciated.

Ignatz

--Does that mean that somebody starting at the base climbs a higher distance to the peak than any other mountain?--

Dead thread but thought I should answer the Cap.
The answer is yes, but very few do because there are spots to fly and land on the snowfields of the mountain so very few people climb from base to peak. McKinley is arduous but mostly because of the length of the climb.
A mountain like K2 is essentially an obelisk with sheer cliffs from top to bottom and almost 9,000 feet more altitude making it technically much more difficult.
Annapurna is not as technically difficult as K2 but is notorious for incessant avalanches. On neither one do you climb as far from base camp as McKinley but you're a lot more likely to die.
Nanga Parbat kind of combines all three bad conditions since it's isolated and huge like McKinley but also prone to avalanches and technically pretty tough.
Lately winter ascents have become more common. The Poles especially are known for first winter ascents. Not for the faint of heart or even the sane IMO.

cathyf

The thing about McKinley being a "lone peak" is that you can see it from a very long way away. A normal big tall mountain in a big tall mountain range gets hidden by the surrounding mountains pretty easily. McKinley (or Denali as the natives call it) is visible hundreds of miles away, and it looks freaky because there is so much more atmosphere between you and the mountain that it is a different color than your local snow-capped peaks. It's like a ghost haunting the landscape...

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