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August 29, 2012

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Porchlight

I don't care if Mitt recites the Book of Mormon in Esperanto. Barack Obama is not getting my vote.

Janet

Hahahaaahaa..ditto here!

steve

Who is back to school and why do you have a crush on her?

Or him, if that is the case, not that there would be anything wrong with it.

narciso

Well, they are waging a war on all fronts;


http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39311

hit and run

TM:
I have sort of been ducking this one, partly due to a back to school crush

It's crust.

hit and run

Thanks for opening the new convention thread right before McCain speaks.

I Question The Timing.

Jane - talk is cheap!

LOL Steve I had to read that line twice myself, but then again my reading skills keep getting worse.

I'm loving this convention. I can wait to apply my snark for another week - when I fully intend to lay it on thick.

Will Obama have anyone in his corner who is less than 70 or angry as hell?

narciso

Wasn't this the reporter who made trouble for Ehrlich;

http://freebeacon.com/brian-ross-does-it-again/

Panzer Faust

From nominee for President to non-prime time speaking slot...ladies and gentleman...John McCain!

Captain Hate

Who is back to school and why do you have a crush on her?

That's how I read it too; TMI for sure.

Another Bob

Why did they bother giving McCain a slot? He was the most room-temp candidate since Dole. What's he bringing to the table?

Plus, the rat-f***ing his people did to Palin was IMO unforgivable. You just don't do that to the candidate *you* picked.

PD

This speech by McCain is actually pretty good, but I'm getting *really* tired of this theme of never speaking the name of Barack Heinous Obama.

Tom Maguire
It's crust.

It's 'crunch' then, if it can't be 'crush'.

And now I am totally re-imagining the 70's Broncos and their Orange Crush defense. Not that there is anything wrong with crushing on orange, or any other color.

Janet

Will Obama have anyone in his corner who is less than 70 or angry as hell?

flax eaters, jihadists, pantomime cooters,...
electric car drivers were gonna be there but the convention was too far away....61 miles.

Rick Ballard

"What's he bringing to the table?"

An ego requiring a blimp hanger for storage. Not that he ever stores it. Just cross your fingers that he doesn't get a chair and isn't allowed anywhere near any kind of leadership position in the Senate.

hit and run

I'm just glad that the 3rd and 4th last words McCain spoke were, "my friend".

Porchlight

This speech by McCain is actually pretty good

I thought his 2008 RNC speech was great. Too bad he didn't live up to it ("fight with me").

narciso

besides 'Dr. Evil' at MSNBC, and Wallace in Norma Desmond mode, you know where some of these staffers ended up don't you?

Another Bob

Rick Ballard | August 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM:

Would McCain be any worse than a democrat in any committee chairmanship? The good news is that'd mean Team R took back the Senate.

McConnell's remarks made me think he'll be the next Strom Thurmond, having aides handing him cards to read with him having no clue what he's reading.

Can we *please* move the Duke and Duke crowd out?

DrJ

TM,

It's 'crunch' then

Really? 'Round here one when one gets hit in the groin, it is called the crunch. I don't think that's the image you want.

MarkO

OT but of interest.

A three-judge panel in Florida has ruled that a former neighborhood watch leader charged in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin should be granted a new judge in his case.

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Judge Kenneth Lester should enter a motion to disqualify himself in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder case. Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara asked the court earlier this month to overturn a previous ruling by Lester not to leave the case.

One of the three judges dissented in the ruling.

Sue

Thanks Hit. Apparently Dear Leader failed to read that thread. Or didn't like it.

Captain Hate

you know where some of these staffers ended up don't you?

I'm afraid I do and it makes my happy place very difficult to find.

windansea

just watching some clips from last night

Ann Romney has a gorgeous smile and her eyes twinkle like a college girl, she just exudes good will, charm, and positive vibes.

I am sure that speech gave progs the vapors.

Rick Ballard

"Would McCain be any worse than a democrat in any committee chairmanship?"

Another Bob,

I'll have to get back to you after review of the net result of his collaboration with Feingold, Lieberman and the Gang of Seven. My comment assumes a Republican majority and his propensity to seek the limelight coupled with my inability to discern instances where he has been guided by conservative principles leads me to hope that the caucus continues to grant him all the respect which it has given him in the past.

Frau Elefantenrüssel

Yike! Yike! Bondi and OLens.
OK, Debbie Wasserhund-Schneuz is worse.

DebinNC

Classless MO's on Letterman tonight.

Jim Ryan

Couldn't give away the tickets. In Charlottesville.

Char. Lottes. Ville. Yeah. That Charlottesville. 80% Dem.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I'm perfectly fine with no one in this convention saying the words Barack Obama. In fact I'd be quite happy if I never heard those words again. I loved that McCain brought up the leaks. That's the most palatable he's been in a long time.

I'm shocked that so many of these politicians are such bad speakers.

Clarice

(blush) *lily-White racists"

Jane - talk is cheap!

Oh and are we sure that's not John Kerry's boat?

PD

Jane: I would prefer to have Obama called out by name, often. But at least they're going point by point through his record to show what a menace he is. We need to have a laser-like focus on Obama so that no one is distracted from the crucial point that OBAMA IS THE ISSUE.

Clarice

Jim, He couldn't give them away in Chicago, either. Those are what I call big"tells".

Jack is Back

Pam Bondi is our babe and also our science project. Are you not jealous?

PD

Clarice, you got it right the first time.

dublindave

McCain speech was excellent. Ryan should blow it away (and on the off chance he doesn't who cares.... He's just a VP).


The only speech that'll count will be Multiples.

Enlightened

Clarice - for my money, lily-Shite was much more apropos~

Frau Elefantenrüssel

Sorta OnT - Ann Romney is the essence of America. If I had had five, count 'em five, sons, even with Mitt at my side, it would have been a miracle I could be the person we saw last night. I find their life to be an "only in America" story.

narciso

Her programming's been off, since she picked Corey, JIB, back to the drawing board?

PD

Jesse Watters interviewing people:

JW: What's the greatest threat facing America?

Woman: Besides Obama?


Yes!!!

Barbara

Porchlight and Rick,

Your comments 1) "I don't care if Mitt recites the Book of Mormon in Esperanto," and 2) McCain's ego requires a blimp hanger to store it had me laughing out loud. :)

Sue

Why did Fox cancel Palin interview?

narciso

Supposedly time constraints,

Clarice

I don' know, Sue. I suspect the change in programing for the convention many have been the reason.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Imagine your biggest weakness is that you are too polite.

PD

I want to know why Obama is out campaigning. Doesn't he care that there are people suffering in New Orleans?

dublindave

AP reporting the CNN camerawoman attacked at the convention earlier went into anaphlactic shock at around 8.12 pm tonight and died.

PD

Imagine your biggest weakness is that you are too polite.

We don't have to imagine it. 2008 was one candidate who wanted to run a dignified campaign, and one candidate who wanted to *win*.

DebinNC

AP article on O's UV appearance today contained only one quote from him:

“The point is, Virginia, your vote mattered, your voice made a difference. Change was possible because you made it possible. We can’t get tired now because we’ve got more to do,” he said. “In November, your vote will matter more than ever.”

Imagine standing in line in the sweltering heat to hear inspiration like that.

Sara

Is no one else getting alittle tired of Palin whining all the time about not being the center of attention?

Jane - talk is cheap!

I assume that at this point they are paying people to go Deb.

narciso

I could think of another character from Animal House, who would be much franker in his speech.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Gawd O'Reilly is a bore.

DrJ

I watch this on CSPAN. No talking heads, and it is pretty great.

PD

Uh oh. Rob Portman just named He Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken.

henry

Chicago Teachers Union takes action to improve education... per Drudge they are going on strike.

Ranger

I'm perfectly fine with no one in this convention saying the words Barack Obama.

I'm more than fine with it. It's got to be eating Barry alive that they are not talking about him at the convention. He so desperately wants to be the center of all attention.

Porchlight

DuDu's 8:55 is pure bullsh*t.

Clarice

I didn't see Sarah's remarks as whining at all. She just wanted to say what she would have said--loyalty to McCain--had the plans not been changed. I found her remarks classy as they always are.

Heh, or maybe AP can't.

And he can't spell 'anaphylactic'.
==============

PD

Sara: What whining are you referring to?

DebinNC

Chicago charter school organization is running "any teacher strike won't include or affect us" ads.

Soylent Red

Portman's applause lines are going over everyone's head. Everyone must still be eating dinner.

Got to listen to a bunch of Cvillers blasting Zero about snarling up traffic here all day. General tone here among people I talk to is disdain for the SCOAMF.

Neo

Apparently, using the word, "Chicago" is racist

Danube of Thought

Reuters/Ipsos detects four-point swing in two days to bring Romney even at 43-all; attributes it to convention. I'm a bit skeptical.

PD

Speech from Pawlenty coming up! Zzzzz.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I dare Obama to import Greek columns to his convention.

Porchlight

Is no one else getting alittle tired of Palin whining all the time about not being the center of attention?

Not seeing any whining.

But while we are on the subject, Happy Sarah Palin 2008 VP Announcement Anniversary!

What a great day that was.

JM Hanes

I expected Portman to be the VP pick, and was none too pleased at the idea of pulling Ryan out of the House, but I am so totally on board now. Ryan just has such an entirely different, refreshing, political persona from anybody else on the stage.

Portman hit the right notes, but I've already forgotten what he said.

narciso

Don't they schedule this after dinner, for that reason?

Porchlight

Couldn't give away the tickets. In Charlottesville.

Char. Lottes. Ville. Yeah. That Charlottesville. 80% Dem.

Isn't it delicious?

And per The Hill, 2016 was headlining at the local theater.

It ain't 2008, folks.

PD

What a great day that was.

Indeed it was. And one of the best things about it was reading the thread here where so many of our JOMettes poured out their thoughts about how affecting this was for them. It was a beautiful thing to behold.

Janet

2008 was one candidate who wanted to run a dignified campaign, and one candidate who wanted to *win*.

Yes! PD!

laff trac

"CNN camerawoman ... went into anaphlactic shock at around 8.12 pm tonight and died."

dubbydave = comedy gold!!!

PD

Christie: We gotta stop playing defense.

Sara

I found her remarks classy as they always are.

I'm not complaining about her remarks. I like Sarah, most of the time. That isn't it at all. But it seems every day there is another story about how she isn't getting face time or speech time or whatever. I don't know what she expects. She didn't endorse Romney and still doesn't. She chokes on getting any words out that might be taken as positive about Mitt. Did she really expect she would get a front and center position in this Convention?

Jane - talk is cheap!

Ya know none of my support for Palin had to do with the fact that she's a woman. I loved her because she's a bulldog. And still do.

Porchlight

Stories written by other people about Palin not getting face time =/= Palin whining

PD

I'm not complaining about her remarks. I like Sarah, most of the time. That isn't it at all. But it seems every day there is another story about how she isn't getting face time or speech time or whatever.

If it's not *her* remarks you're complaining about, how is it *she* who's whining?

JM Hanes

Porchlight

From the previous thread, in re good Convention reviews from the BBC:

"JMH, wow - great news from Britain. Is Princess JMH visiting or living there?"

It's actually better than that, because she's living in the States right now, so I think she had to be listening to BBC coverage on NPR.

"the Book of Mormon in Esperanto" ROTFL!

centralcal

I remember 2008 and the Palin speech well! I was on family summer vacation at the beach and stayed in my room that night to watch. No internet, no JOM. My liberal older daughter (a Hillary supporter) watched with me.

I was on my feet several times, whooping and hollering and fist pumping. Daughter sat there looking shell shocked and numb.

I will never forget how excited I was.

Enlightened

Obama's not campaigning...he's partying - again. LUN

Jane - talk is cheap!

That's just gross Enlightened.

Sara

If it's not *her* remarks you're complaining about, how is it *she* who's whining?

Because "her" remarks referred to her commentary, which I can agree with Clarice, she keeps classy. Commentary and Tweets/FB postings are two different things.

But never mind. I'll just shut up. But remind you this is the Romney/Ryan show and not the Sarah Palin show.

Jane - talk is cheap!

"Obama is the tattoo president"

I like it.

hit and run

Pawlenty doing stand up?

Dave (in MA)

T-Paw is there to make Romney look cool in comparison.

centralcal

Thank heaven Pawlenty is really going after Obama. Glad someone finally is.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Boy I would have been unhappy if he was the VP choice.

Clarice

She didn't whine about not getting a speaking role at the convention either. To the best of my recollection Sara when asked confirmed she'd been invited to give a speech in prime time but she and the RNC had scheduling problems.

And as I noted she wasn't whining bout the FNC change either, simply describing what she would have said.

Enlightened

Jeezuz Sara give it a rest. One nof the stupidest things the GOP has done is isolate someone that can incite instant liberal insanity by merely opening her mouth.

Romney and his handlers petulant handling of an asset that profound is one of the main reason's I am not a Romneybot and never will be.

Dave (in MA)

At least Gomer doesn't seem to have his bass.

DebinNC

Good job by Pawlenty.

Clarice

Oh, yes, those college kids will be staying away in droves:


"The future frightening payoffs of college loans are taking a backseat to the immediate and soaring costs of health insurance students are getting slapped with as they return to school this fall, all thanks to Obamacare.

Because of a rule in the Affordable Care Act that lifts caps on policy payoffs, the cheap insurance policies typically healthy students previously got are skyrocketing, some over 1,000 percent. The reason: Without payoff caps, insurance firms are boosting prices to cover their potential losses.

One example: a late July email to incoming students from Guilford College of Greensboro, N.C. revealed a jump from $668 to $1,179, a 75 percent jump. The reason stated: "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.""
ttp://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-shock-college-insurance-prices-soar/article/2506342#.UD7EB2ImxCV


Heh--

PD

Boy I would have been unhappy if he was the VP choice.

Dodged a bullet there.

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