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July 11, 2012

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NK

Collateral Call? PFG customer victims?

Porchlight

Rushing around today but from the excerpts posted here, I absolutely love Romney's speech. Good for him.

Porchlight

Jim Ryan, you crack me up.

Melinda Romanoff

NK-

It's like an onion. They're are way more layers to it than that.

Danube of Thought

JimR--where is that coming from? Great stuff.

Ralph L

Of course it was warmer in Roman times. Everyone posed naked for statues and frescoes. Do you think artists only worked in the summer?

narciso

Well typical, I guess he was over the target


http://twitchy.com/2012/07/11/h8rs-lapdog-media-play-up-naacp-boos-for-romney-ignore-applause-for-support-of-traditional-marriage/

OTOH, Dark Lord Rupert still thinks the SkyDRagon exists, just it's nest is hard to irradicate;

peter

An Anagram for Carol Herman is No Clear Harm.

Just sayin'

peter

also Caramel Horn. also just sayin'

narciso

Crimethink is so hard to suss out;

http://twitchy.com/2012/07/11/rep-cleaver-romney-shouldnt-criticize-obama-in-front-of-a-black-audience/

bio mom

You can read the entire Romney speech here:

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot

daddy

Discussing the San Bernadino bankruptcy on Megyn's show, the 2 Right panelists list why the place is going broke, and how idiotic it was for the City to consistently raise pay and extend pension contracts under the illusion that their City Fund investments would total 8 percent gain per year. It was and has been 1 percent if they are lucky for years now.

The Lefty says the answer is that there must be a New Stimulus to fix the problem. No austerity, no cut of anything, the Government must do a new Stimulus.

Unbelievable. Like trying to cure alcoholism by giving an alky the keys to the liquor store.

NK

Daddy@2:43-- love that summary. The Righty sees the world as it is. The Lefty-- who I'm sure is well-credentialed and highly intelligent-- ignores all reality and concocts an ideological alternative to reality. The simple truth is that liberalism is a mental illness.

centralcal

The simple truth is that liberalism is a mental illness.

I believe (and always have) that is true and the ONLY explanation.

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

Carol Herman has been dropping by for many years. At a time when she posted more often, Clarice asked her is she would label her posts in the beginning with her name, so people could skip them if they wanted. To her credit, she complied. As a result of that I have no problem with her laying down her thoughts here.

bgates

I'm with JimR.

No Justice and Waygu beef and Golden Tigerfish with a 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, No Peace!

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

Is Insty down for everyone?

DrJ

Jane,

PJ Media is installing some additional switches and will be down until they have finished the upgrade.

GMAX

Just checked again, 1.50%. Whatever happened it is not sustaining.

Not that 1.50% in context of even a year ago is not jaw dropping. Did the Fed do another triple lutz twist with a tuck? LOL

Captain Hate

Trouble in Paradise http://thehill.com/homenews/house/237237-hoyer-jackson-should-be-more-candid-with-voters-about-condition

Danube of Thought

I anticipate no end of joy in watching the JJ Jr. saga unfold.

Chubby

((I anticipate no end of joy in watching the JJ Jr. saga unfold.))

on first reading, I read your post as saying, "I anticipate no joy in watching the JJ Jr. saga unfold" and I thought, aren't conservatives great, they are never vindictive...:)

Melinda Romanoff

GMax-

I posted the link of today's auction. That was the 1.459% result, almost half from Direct bidders.

(Another) Barbara

Clarice asked her is she would label her posts in the beginning with her name, so people could skip them if they wanted.

Courteous, but probably unnecessary. Herman's posts are recognizable by the end of the first sentence, as is probably true for most of us who write here. I'd bet a JOM regular -- you, Jane, for sure -- could read any day's thread, all messages unlabeled, and have an 80 percent or better ID hit rate. That's a good thing, isn't it?

Clarice

Very funny, Jim R, and Ralph, I love this: "Of course it was warmer in Roman times. Everyone posed naked for statues and frescoes. Do you think artists only worked in the summer?"
I sure learn a lot about history here.

Melinda Romanoff

DoT-

Jesse Jr's wife has gotten cornered by the press and said she hopes her husband's doctors are able to release some news soon.

Of course, there were no follow on questions.

John Stroger, call your office!

Oh, wait....

hit and run

Here's a fun story of CNN distributing an article with an inflammatory headline, then trying to scrub it after the fact.

The internet, of course, is scrub resistant.

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

on first reading, I read your post as saying, "I anticipate no joy in watching the JJ Jr. saga unfold"

Me too, but I had a little different reaction, which was "what happened to Dot?"

rse

I think one way to describe the liberal mindset now is a belief that political power can alter reality. Since they use that political power to obtain benefits for themselves and their constituents and cronies at the expense it is their reality.

They do not want to experience how others make a living. They do not want the gravy train to wreck permanently everywhere so they are determined to ignore the cities and states where time has run out.

daddy

Library OT.

Yesterday did the Library run, taking in the overdue books, paying the fines, picking up new stuff.

Whoever recently recommended "Lucky Jim", thanks for that. Kept me awake Newark - Anchorage. Not as funny as Jeeves and Bertie, but worth a read. Struck me as sort of Britain's version of Catcher in The Rye.

Clarice,

The book about Jewish DNA, discovered in an isolated Hispanic population from a remote southern Colorado community, was as poorly written a book as I can recall having read about such an interesting topic.

Fascinating that a peculiar breast cancer gene, found prevalently among Askenazi and Sephardic Jews but in almost no one else on the planet, pops up in a remote community that traces their roots to early Hispanics leaving Mexico City during Spanish Inquisition fever in the 1640's. Appears that periodically such inquisitions would pop up to root out Crypto Jews, who were suspected of having fled Spain to the New World in order to continue their Jewish Religion away from Spanish Catholic prosecution. Amazing that someone could make that history boring, but unfortunately this guy does it. Oh well.

New arrivals shelf had a new Jackie Kennedy book, a new Jimmy Carter book, a new bio of Tori Spelling, and a revelatory book on The Real Mitt Romney. Somehow I resisted the urge, and instead got an interesting looking auto-bio on the Historian of the Middle East, Bernard Lewis. Page 8 had this:

"My maternal grandmother came to England from a town called Grodno, then part of the Russian Empire, in 1895, when she was about eighteen years old. Her family sent her to America to marry her cousin, who had settled there some years previously, and who had written to the family, saying, "I am now established; send me a bride." They chose my grandmother. She was so seasick crossing the North Sea that having got as far as London, she refused to go any farther. The North Sea was bad enough and she was not going to cross the Atlantic. She argued back and forth with her family. They implored her. At some point her problem was solved. She met and married my grandfather, Joseph Levy, and stayed in England."

Ha! Isn't that wonderful stuff?

If only Bernard Lewis would take a crack rewriting that Mexican DNA story about the Crypto-Jews of Colorado. T'would be a bestseller!

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

That's a good thing, isn't it?

It is indeed, and you are right, I can usually tell in the 1st sentence.

Captain Hate

a new Jimmy Carter book

For the love of God, let no more trees die for this witless garbage...

daddy

Watch your eyes folks.

This pic is what is appearing on the top left of my JOM page in support of Sherrod Brown's re-election. That's Al Franken with Sherrod.

Yikes!

dublindave

Swiss Mitt didn't get a standing ovation- it's customary for people to stand and clap when an invited guest finishes speaking.

And why oh why is Swiss Mitt speaking to the NAACP anyway?Shouldn't he be in some bannana republic hiding his cash from the IRS??Heavens save us lest a small percentage of Swiss Mitt's precious money go to fund our schools or or firefighters or the worst of the worst....our troops fighting wars overseas!!!!!!


Refusing to release his tax returns and being booed for wanting to repeal a healthcare law that will cause millions to lose their coverage.

This is ******* beautiful!!

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

re: 10 year Treasury auction
"IMO the Dollar will tank"
But wouldn't people want a bigger yield? Assuming the dollars were going to degenerate, you would require more of them before investing. So, wouldn't a low yield imply an expectation of dollar strength? I'm a neophyte in financial stuff, this is an honest question not an argument :)

Jim Ryan

DoT, I'm just riffing off "That video clip at MOTUS of De Lauro," the congcritter who bellyached about nutritional requirements for foodstamps. Link upthread by clarice.

NK

"...wanting to repeal a healthcare law that will cause millions to lose their coverage."
Hmmm... I actually agree with this one. Obamacare WILL CAUSE millions of working people on employer healthcare plans to lose their participation in those plans. Employers will refuse to deal with Obamacare mandates, drop employee plans altogether and shove employees into "exchanges" where of course the coverage sucks and the Doctors won't be first rate. The employers and other rich folks will buy pricey coverage for themselves and their families. So yes, Obamacare will cause millions to lose coverage, that's one reason why it should be repealed.

Jack is Back!

Forget the trolls, its the smear merchants that seem to be using this site to spread innuendo, false claims, and libelous BS. But they probably think that they are making intelligent explications based on their superior knowledge gained from reading the front covers of the tabloids at the supermarket.

Either that or their suffering alcohol poisoning.

Melinda Romanoff

5 Dems in the House cross over on the repeal vote.

NK

Jim@3:48-- the reference to Dollar tanking did not relate to the yield % at today's auction. It related to the effect of further QE that would result from a recession.

NK

5 Dems? OK -- 2 more than voted for Repeal in January 2011, but fewer than the 13 current Dems who voted NO to Obamacare in 2010. 'Under' wins.

Clarice

Rielle's tell all book is being suspended along with her book tour as only 6k books have been sold. The bad thing is that the publisher probably blew a lot on this venture to the detriment of some decent writers whose work they turned down to publish and promote this P.O.S.

Melinda Romanoff

Clarice-

Had she titled it "How John Edwards and I Bought Off The Press In Both Americas.", just might have sold a few more than that.

Missed it by that much.

jimmyk

fewer than the 13 current Dems who voted NO to Obamacare in 2010.

Nancy must have threatened to show up naked on their front lawns if they voted to repeal.

Melinda Romanoff

Moonbeam furloughs 12,000 state workers. Gerald McEntee unavailable for constituent questions.

Extraneus

Did I win?

NK

JimmyK- nah-- just no DCCC party money if they vote YES;

Ex- if you had UNDER, you win...

NK

MelR-- Moonbeam tells McEntee they all go back on the payroll when the voters pass tax increases in November... ha...haha...hahaha....HAH!

Gus

I skip Carol Vermin, the Pitzer Pussy and WeeWeeDouchebagDavey.

They are mentally ill.

daddy

"Sen Reid refuses to allow votes on 'Bam's 0-$250K rate extension AND a vote on all rates including $250K extended."

Mark Levin made an interesting point yesterday by playing sound bites.

First I heard I think Pete Stark or Dick Durbin from 2 days back saying the President got it exactly right saying to reduce the Bush Tax breaks from 250 K to 200 K, and that it shouldn't ever be touched again tho' he would be willing to re-look at it in the future.

Then Levin played a soundbite of the Pres saying making it 200 K but exempting folks below 200 K, but ONLY for 1 year after the 2012 Election.

Then Levin read from Obama's proposed budget submitted just 6 months back where Obama says make the 200 K basement permanent, not simply extended through the 2012 Election like he said yesterday.

Levin then went on about how Obama's shifting was happening under the MSM radar screen, and making a point how he was changing in such a short time---just another example of why you can never believe a word out of Obama's mouth. It's all BS.

Gus

Yes Daddy, Obama is full of shit, and the MEDIA is dead. So is Brian Terry.

dublindave

"Hmmm... I actually agree with this one. Obamacare WILL CAUSE millions of working people on employer healthcare plans to lose their participation in those plans."

NK,Congratulations on the passing of the House vote to repeal Obamacare today.Are you excited?You've repealed the ACA.........in your head.


ROFLMAO....ah man,sometimes life is just too good.

Frau Steingehirn

daddy, shouldn't it be Yike! and Yike! with the Franken and Sherrod photo? Big f'ng Yikes! could also do it.

centralcal

News about MSNBC.com. Microsoft and NBC are getting a divorce according to Howie Kurtz and the website will simply become nbcnews.com.

Microsoft and NBC already parted ways on the cable channel MSNBC in 2005.

NK

The House repeals today, the Senate in january 2013... fine by me. The HHS and IRS regs can be used as fuel for fireplace heating in homeless shelters. ... Mwahahahah. Then the widows and orphans can be evicted in the middle of winter... yes.. a new day will dawn. I bet DD eats that shit up.

Chubby

((Rmoney))

oh sure, Romney's money is yR money.

What a truly sick, perverted, evil, retarded and unAmerical world view. The real Benjamin Franklin would vomit to read it.

"Them that's got shall get.
Them that's not shall lose.
So the Bible said
And it still is news.
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own,
That's got his own...


Porchight,

are you familiar with this children's book? LUN

((The song "God Bless the Child" was first performed by legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday in 1939 and remains one of her enduring masterpieces. In this picture book interpretation, renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney has created images of a family moving from the rural South to the urban North during the Great Migration that reached its peak in the 1930s. ***The song's message of self-reliance*** still speaks to us today but resonates even stronger in its historical context. This extraordinary book stands as a tribute to all those who dared so much to get their own. A free CD of Billie Holiday's timeless recording of "God Bless the Child" is included to enjoy along with the book.))

Walter

Just answered a call that appeared to be part of a GOTV campaign masquerading as a poll.

Aside from generic "how do you rate their performance?" questions regarding state Democrats, the only issues asked about were abortion and Obamacare.

Simple folk, we Missourians.

Party preference was the last question--they asked for adult voters in the house by name in the beginning of the call.

Chubby

the idiot lefties are exactly like 'ol King George who wanted his hands in everyone's wallet, or whatever they called wallets in those days.

Janet

Rielle's tell all book is being suspended along with her book tour as only 6k books have been sold.

She should have spiced up her bio by claiming to be from Kenya. That works for some writers.

DrJ

She should have spiced up her bio by claiming to be from Kenya.

*grin* I'd believe that Rielle is National Enquirer's space alien. That too seems to sell copy.

maryrose

I just erased my post.
JimR:
Ship hits the sand. What an apt metaphor for Obammy's presidency.

maryrose

That picture of Sherrod Brown from Ohio soon to be replaced by Josh Mandel, with Al Franken,the illegally elected by fraud senator from Minnesota, is priceless. It's a kissof death picture.

daddy

Compare and contrast:

daddy

"Rielle's tell all book is being suspended along with her book tour as only 6k books have been sold."

No wonder I missed it at my Library:)

Gus

I think Jesse Jackson Jr. should cheer up. I mean, it's not as if he is a BASTARD.

Gus

Rielle's book?? Yeah, I want to read about a whore screwing a cheating LIBTARD, as the LIBTARDS decades long marriage is ending due to the wife's death of cancer.

They should call it LOVE STORY.

Oh, no, Al Gore was LOVE STORY. Right??

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

"Moonbeam furloughs 12,000 state workers [in CA]"
Yike.
If I recall correctly the "smoke and mirrors" legislature here passed a budget which depends on passage of a tax increase in Nov which is similar to a tax proposition that failed utterly in the prev election.

jimmyk

just no DCCC party money if they vote YES

Not sure that's a credible threat. They don't want to lose a seat to an R, and the ones who voted Yes are vulnerable to begin with.

Gus

Jim, they tried to RECALL, Scott Walker for avoiding California's looming disaster.
Walker saved the State from disaster, and the LIBS still shit their pants.

DrJ

Moonbeam furloughs 12,000 state workers [in CA]

That means those 12,000 must take the furlough days agreed to by the other state employees and their unions. That amounts to about 5% of their pay. It is not that they no longer have jobs.

narciso

Don't be so sure ,daddy, McGuinness and Bailey's 'aspirations to Procopius, still litter local libraries,

Ralph L

Dangit, DrJ, you ruined my day.

daddy

"Days before his indictment Hunter asked: “So if you went to jail, what kind of jail would it be? One of those country clubs?”
“He said, ‘Yeah.’ ”
“‘Where?’ ” she asked.
“‘Probably Virginia.’ ”
“So Quinn and I will move to Virginia. Virginia is a great state.”

Read more for 25 cents at your local Salvation Army bookrack or wherever cheap, terrible books are sold.

BTW, how long has that little cents symbol been absent from our laptop keyboard?

Danube of Thought

"a belief that political power can alter reality"

They've always believed that it can change human nature, and is on the verge of doing so.

DrJ

BTW, how long has that little cents symbol been absent from our laptop keyboard?

Pretty much since the days of the IBM 3270 terminal and the EBCDIC character set IBM used. The move to the ASCII character set got rid of it. Say, about the late 1980s to early 1990s.

MarkO

If Rielle's book had been a combination of relationship advice, (how to trap a married, rich guy by forgetting your birth control pills and failing to tell him) and dieting, with a dash of bondage, it would have sold like hotcakes.

Extraneus

Lots of businesses have furloughs, forced vacation, week-long factory shutdowns requiring employees to use vacation or unpaid days, etc. In booming times, these measures aren't necessary or worthwhile, but it's a damned shame to hear that some government workers are being mistreated this way. It almost brings a tear to my eye.

Speaking of which, I gazed in revolted awe at some truly gigantic state government buildings today. All I could think of were the tens of thousands of drones whose job it is to come up with ways to spend our taxes. I have a dream that I'll live long enough to see them all laid off. I know it's just a dream, though.

Danube of Thought

I can spot Carol, DuDa, bubu and Dana in the first sentence nearly 100% of the time. I just scroll by, except that the other day I realized bubu had provked some knowledgeable tennis sommentary from others, so I went back and discovered that he himself had evinced some pretty special knowledge.

My DuDa policy is to point out, once per thread, that he is still unaware of the looming Obama defeat, and to ask him to tell us when the light finally goes on.

But I predict that when it does he will simply disappear.

Danube of Thought

OK people, let's talk about knee replacement rehab therapy. Are you aware that it sucks? But it's absolutely essential if the thing is to be an overall success. Two sessions per day, and I time it so the second one ends at the Martini Hour, thus rekindling my will to live.

I tell ya. An ordinary man would be back in the hospital.

Clarice

MarkO, My dream is to get someone to invent for me an instant orgasm and rapid weight loss pill which I can sell online from places outside the FDA's reach/

Jim Ryan

Godspeed, DoT.

Enlightened

BWWAAHHHHAHAHHHA - Clarice shoots, she scores!

The big O with resulting weight loss - count me in!

narciso

Oh franjous joy,


http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/47462/Egypt/Politics-/ElBaradei-calls-on-Egypts-powers-to-draft-new-cons.aspx

Jack is Back!

DoT,

I have a very close friend who was an astronaut - 2 missions - and has had 2 hip replacements. Big problem with astronauts when the get into their sixties or older because of the lack of gravity effect. He tells me that the way to deal with this is more Tito's:)

Let's see if this article from the Southampton Press gives any of you a chuckle:

Our old friend Bill Keller and his dysfunctional SUV

Extraneus

Are they weightless for enough time during their careers to mess up their hips, or does it happen with minimal weightless time? Seems strange, considering that we think of them as in uncommonly good shape.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Dot,

A friend of mine had a knee replacement last summer and it took months to get back to normal. I thought it was an extraordinary recovery, and she worked like crazy to achieve it.

Then Caro came to visit and said she had a friend who had one who was back skiing bumps, or playing tennis or jumping out of planes (I forget what) in about a month. So you have some competition.

Danube of Thought

They're telling me I'm way ahead of the curve. I will definitely ski this winter.

You sure Car's friend didn't have arthroscopic knee surgery? I've had two of those, and recovery is really fast.

Anyhow, I already know this was a success--I can walk without limping from bone-on-bone contact. The object now is to get and keep full range of movement without letting scar tissue interfere, which it will do if you don't work at it.

Porchlight

Chubby, I hadn't heard of that book, though I am familiar with the song. Thanks for the recommendation!

Something strange - a Democratic Party rep just came by to see if we were registered (we are). He had me on the list, my husband on the list, and then a hybrid un-person with my husband's first name and my last name. WTH?

I enjoyed telling him I planned to keep voting Republican (he asked) and that my husband would no longer be voting Democrat.

My husband said I was too nice to him.

Porchlight

DoT, keep up the good work. Physical therapy sounds like a bear but it's worth it.

Happy martini!

Porchlight

daddy, I'm glad you liked Lucky Jim. It gets funnier (in my experience anyway) with multiple readings.

Although I am an Anglophile to the core, I have never gotten into Wodehouse. Is it a guy thing, maybe?

Clarice

Listen DoT, in her 80's my mom had both knees replaced at the same time and in less than 24 hrs was walking on them. The therapists stood and clapped. I asked her if it wasn't terribly painful. She said,"It's not going to be less painful if I wait to do it."

Now, consider that a challenge ,you darling.

Clarice

I'm told the first story I did on the French trip--baking bread with the village baker--should be on PJ Media's Lifestyle tomorrow. Lots of nice pictures of the process.

Danube of Thought

That's great, Clarice--and good for her!

I was able to walk 24 hours after the surgery, or they wouldn't have discharged me. I came home on Friday and the therapist showed up Sunday and I proudly showed her all I could do--and she blanched. Got really fussy and said for God's sake, don't do everything you are able to do, just take it slowly.

Being an obedient sort I submitted meekly.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Caro can tell the story. I found it an appalling standard.

Clarice, make sure you post a link for those of us who have no memory.

I hope that means you can write it off.

centralcal

Well, good, Clarice. I have been checking PJMLifestyle like crazy, looking for your byline!

Caro

DoT, my friend scheduled his surgery months in advance for the Monday after the ski slopes closed. He skied nearly every day and I often saw pain on his face. He had a custom knee made during that time. Surgery was about April 15. Jane exagerates a little, but he traveled to New York in May for his 70th birthday and is now hiking 5 miles on mountain trails. He says the rigorous PT keeps scar tissue from forming, which sounds like a good thing.

Will you come to Park City to ski? Please do!

Caro

What town were you in,Clarice, or is it a secret?

Love your Mom's theory. Of course she was right.

Clarice

I knew you old piss and vinegar types can handle that, DoT. Yes, Jane, I'll link it. No,unfortunately, it doesn't pay for the trip.

Porchlight

We really need to start planning the JOM post-election party.

Clarice

My mother's 93, lives alone and is just now starting to complain that she's slowing down. I was in the Vaucluse, Caro, but to protect my host from danger can't say which village.

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