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pops

I applaud Michelle. With us starting the 20th century, its time we throw off these chains and stand up with Chuck!!

hit and run

Janet makes Mexican oatmeal soup, I don't see any way around the fact that Harvard must hire her.

Ignatz

--the lefty line of the day and called for alternative hiring standards--

Alternative hiring standards?
It may have been the lefty line of the day, but what day? "1984" was published June 8 1949; maybe that's the day TM has in mind.

pops

Face it Governor Ryan will take us all back at least a century......

Obama has 22 days to remove senile Biden from campaign.

Time to make his judgement on picking Biden an issue.

pops

Just in case you are wondering about Bidens brain surgery failing as his doctor had foretold, the Biden family says, ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Joe was just as dumb before the surgeries.

pops

On another subject, fire that idiot on Fox news at 3. Once again he started the whole, both sides are guilty of dirty lying campaigning.

WRONG.

This is how Sheppard Smith would report Biden raping Congressmen Ryan:

FACT: Biden busted down Ryans door and threatened him with a knife.

Sheppard: To be fair, Ryan did have a welcome sign on the door inviting the rapist Biden in...and Ryan is known to also own several knives.

FACT: Biden held a knife to his throat while Obama violated him.

Sheppard: Are you a homophobe?

Jane - talk is cheap!

You've got it just about right pops.

peter

To make a point the other day, Jack Cashill quoted from Michelle Robinson's senior thesis at Princeton. However, Cashill might have cleaned up the language because as I recall (Moochelle's thesis is available on line, just google it) Michelle's syntax and grammar were so bad as to make it practically unreadable.

Dave (in MA)

</obvious>

Clarice

And If Dana War had a brain his students might be getting something for their tuition money.

PaulL

I wonder if rse has any problems with Michelle's suggestions.

Porchlight

OT, I like to bash Quinnipiac polling as much as the next gal, but this was amusing:

Poll: 82% of NYC voters say Chick-fil-A should have right to do business where it likes

A business owner’s controversial or unpopular opinions should not affect the ability to get government permits to do business, New York City voters say 74 – 15 percent, with strong support among every group and in every borough. Elected officials should not try to discourage people from patronizing such a business, voters say 81 – 10 percent, again with strong support from all groups.

Elected officials should not try to prevent advertising of unpopular opinions on buses, subways or other public spaces, voters say 67 – 23 percent.

[snip-crosstabs]

“New Yorkers may disagree with what you say, but they defend your right to sell chicken,” Carroll said.

Thomas Collins

Peter, from what I could read of the screen shot of Mrs. Obama's Harvard article, it seemed significantly better written than her thesis, albeit mired in the same nonsense so characteristic of what passed for radicalism among the Sixties crew. I wonder whether it ever bothers those fighting for affirmative action in faculty hiring that they in effect are accommodating leftist Whiteyball games, and that the strongest efforts in America for minority advancement stem from those promoting a self-evident truths body politic.

Ranger

New ad up:

Has President Obama Earned Your Vote?

This one is gona leave a mark.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

"I wonder whether it ever bothers those fighting for affirmative action..."

It is of crucial importance that people who did not live under state-sponsored discrimination benefit from state-sponsored redress, while those who did not cause the state-sponsored discrimination be punished.

Thomas Collins

The ad in Ranger's link is a direct appeal to persuadables who still like Obama. It is an indication that Romney thinks he is secure in his base and is aggressively going after persuadables already.

By the way, I realize that the ad is by an "independent" group. I am assuming that both the Obama and Romney campaigns have ways of communicating what the "karma" of ads "might" be to the "independent" groups.

Clarice

Well, it appears to be aimed at Jewish voters, Hispanic voters, women and independent men, doesn't it?

Personally, I find it unappealing but then I never did vote for Obama. I find it unappealing in part because these voters indicate they want a president to give them stuff I don't think a president can or should give.

Thomas Collins

Clarice, I would agree that the type of voter you describe is unappealing. But they are out there and they are persuadable, and I'm happy Team Mitt is reaching out to them. I know folks like this around where I live. They are softheaded about politics, and are trying to find a way to move away from Obama without making it seem as if they are rejecting Obama.

centralcal

I wasn't terribly impressed with the ad either, but then I am not the target audience.

They are a really sad sack lot, those starring in the ad and those they hope to reach with it. He wasn't the Light bringer after all.

bgates

A pair of headlines on Yahoo right now:
* Erskine Bowles praises Paul Ryan, budget plan
* Obama jabs at Romney over dog-on-car-roof incident

Thomas Collins

I'm a lot nicer to these types than I was in 2008. In 2008, I all but told these types to their faces that, notwithstanding their tony educations and their credentials, they were ignoramuses. I was the talk of a winter party for awhile for expressing my views. This year I figure that, if there is a chance they'll vote for Obama, it's worth smiling and empathizing with their disappointment with Obama. Even in a state in which Obama is likely to win, I figure that every extra popular vote Romney gets will make it more difficult for Axelmessplouffe to win the election post-November 6th (and I have no doubt that, short of a Romney landslide, Axelmessplouffe will pull out every conceivable post-November 6th trick in the books and off the books).

MarkO

I just saw a bumper sticker that most likely was intended to oppose Mitt, but it did make me laugh out loud:

“ROMNEY. CELESTIAL REPUBLICAN OVERLORD.”

tcb

Starting Speaking Live Soon...

"Miami [Ohio] alum Ryan to campaign at alma mater"

http://www.wlwt.com/news/politics/Miami-alum-Ryan-to-campaign-at-alma-mater/-/9837768/16143884/-/9d0dl0/-/index.html

tcb

"Starting Speaking Live Soon..."

Feel free to ignore either the starting or speaking part. Still not started yet. But 4 hot blonde co-eds just walked in front of the camera.

Janet

I just saw a bumper sticker that most likely was intended to oppose Mitt, but it did make me laugh out loud:

One of my favorite bumper stickers during the W administration was -
"Frodo failed, Bush has the ring"

Rick Ballard

"I find it unappealing in part because these voters indicate they want a president to give them stuff I don't think a president can or should give."

Clarice,

I didn't get a "give them stuff" vibe. I heard more "there was noting in the box" disillusionment. I support the commiseration approach suggested by TC. After all, these folks are core customers of SCAM, Inc. There's no reason to point out the mental deficiency aspect and we definitely don't want a smarter customer base.

Neo

TAPPER: “One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it — one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.”

BARACK OBAMA: “Right.”

JM Hanes

Sometimes politics can seem so small....

rse

Paul-all this diversity push is grounded in Bronfenbrenner Ecological Systems Theory. Rather than pushing the rationalist Western Enlightenment mind with its reverence for the individual, the substitute is socio-cultural theory. We are purely a product of our environment and our interactions with others. And the others need to be representatives of the kaleidoscope of gender, race, ethnicities, sexuality so everyone can intermingle and share their stories. Stories that are supposed to reflect the stereotype or you get treated as Sowell or Clarence Thomas or Palin.

http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/so-now-common-core-rejects-individual-thinking-to-embrace-soviet-psychology-ecology/ is where I first describe BEST and how no one pretends it is factually true. It strikes down individuality at the level of the mind. Is an excuse to get all groups at the table that thus requires political intervention. And gives a reason to intervene in the physical environment and the emotional one as well. After all, the writing goes there can be no progress until the broader realm of the economy and society we are "embedded in" gets fixed.

For someone like MO, it also means her failings at Princeton or Harvard were not personal but failings of her envmt and how society treated her forebears.

If they were arguing truthfully in Fisher before SCOTUS Texas would admit BEST is the real political explanation for diversity no matter what. But then people would begin to recognize how much ed has become both a lucrative scam and a weapon.

And the gravy train might wind down.

Danube of Thought

Nothing cheers me up more than to see Maureen Dowd characterize Ryan as "cruel." Those folks actually think that way: reducing entitlements to other people's money to a level the government can actually pay is "cruel."

I want them to think he's cruel. I want them to feel depressed, discouraged and demoralized when we win.

narciso


The President, major media and academia, have made any contrary notion, doubleunplusgood, if not crimethink, so why are we surprised this happens;

http://twitchy.com/2012/08/15/crosshairs-left-calls-family-research-council-hate-group-reacts-to-shooting-shooter-yelled-about-frcs-values/

Danube of Thought

Oh, the hatred!

"WASHINGTON (AP) - A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."

narciso

This seems to be the inspiration for Brofenbrunner, as rse has pointed out.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Vygotsky


isn't that inverting the pyramid, you develop after you learn, acquire skills, knowledge

narciso

It is noted in the Brofenbrunner entry, that he was one of the architects behind Head Start;


http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=7930&cn=28

Danube of Thought

Felix Hernandez twirls a perfecto. Twenty-third in MLB history, third this year, fifth since May 2010.

GMax

Pa has a legal voter ID law! So its going to be much tougher for Philadelphia to vote the dead any more. Hurrah! for common sense. Huzzah for valid votes not being diluted by non valid ones.

laff trac

" the all-American amalgam of big dollars "

dubbydave = Comedy Gold (tooth)!

Sara

I guess you missed George Clooney's overseas fundraisers.

One thing I'd bet the farm on, the Romney campaign will be able to report where his funds are coming from, unlike Obama and his Mickey Mouse donors.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Is it just me or are the democrats lies becoming even more absurd. I admit they are better at lying than anyone on earth, but frankly even a low information voter could see that they are lying.

ANd one more thing. With all these scandals showing all these Obama appointments spending so much taxpayer money, what would have to be enacted to make them personally pay it back?

Sara

As of July 30th:

The Democratic president and his Republican challenger have been aggressively courting Americans living abroad at fundraisers held far beyond U.S. shores. Such efforts serve the dual purpose of raising money to pay for what may be the most expensive election in U.S. history, and galvanizing a largely untapped group of eligible voters.

The practice is legal and has been used for decades, said former Federal Election Commission Chairman David Mason.

Obama has raised nearly $600,000 from Americans abroad while Romney has brought in about $325,000, according to campaign finance records analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics. Those figures don't include sums raised overseas by both party committees or Romney's take from a pair of fundraisers in London during his visit there last week.

The sums are just a fraction of the more than $300 million Obama has raised overall and the $155 million raised by Romney, but every penny counts in a race that is neck and neck, as recent polls have shown.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/30/candidates-look-overseas-for-campaign-cash/#ixzz23ewkf9MJ

narciso

A little reminder for the forgetful;


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/obama-overseas-fundraisers-china-switzerland-349566

Captain, don't you know that 'Family' in any
context, like 'Mua'dib, is a killing word'

Rob Crawford
unlike Obama and his Mickey Mouse donors.

ITYM "Doodad Pro".

Ranger

Obama has raised nearly $600,000 from Americans abroad

I'm sure Dana Ward would agree with Nixon in this instance... When the President does it, it's not a crime.

Ignatz

--I guess you missed George Clooney's overseas fundraisers.--

Of course he didn't.
Four legs good, two legs bad.

narciso

I liked him better when he was blowing away zombies;


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/08/15/eisenberg-obama-passport

GMax

What was that speech in Germany all about 4 years ago? Or does it only merit discussion when a Republican does what a Democrat did only 4 years ago?

narciso

I don't know Rick, forget about the marks, consider the vendors aren't too bright;

http://freebeacon.com/saccas-of-money/

windansea

Posted by: Caymans to the 10th power | August 15, 2012 at 07:10 PM

meep meep

GMax

OH and for Sue, Fox had crawlers that said new polls in Fla and Ohio and Romney up in both plus they also said he was up in Va. Did not catch the pollster or obviously any chance to read the internals, but its better than the stale bread polls Rove was showing.

Ignatz

From the Hollywood brainiac at narc's Breitbart link;

I think traveling and seeing how other people live, even if I’m not totally immersing myself, assuages some of my unease because it re-sensitizes me to the difficulties and existential inconveniences that most other people face. In this way, I think Barack Obama is a good leader for our diverse country because he's seen how the world lives. It doesn't take a lot to realize that seeing the world forces you to interact with it in a different way and I know that I feel more comfortable being represented by someone who's seen it.

Yeah, Barry done seen the future in Kenya and it didn't work.
He decided there was no way he was living like that sap of a brother of his and learned a new appreciation for his own big mansion with all the unchained servants (and his nice big house in Chicago too).

GMax

Ryan asks for the mandate to lead and put the country on the right track.

Amen brother. Preach it.

windansea

poor little outspent Cleo

music to my ears

GMax

Dont show it to me, Sue is the one who was doing the Eeyore imitation this morning. Sue for your edification.

Ignatz

--Straining for relevance, and failing deeply;

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/15/good-news-devos-back-with-a-song-about-romney-putting-his-dog-on-the-car-roof/

Posted by: narciso | August 15, 2012 at 07:31 PM--

Well, your choices are a little limited when your last gig was scoring the Rugrats movie.

Walter

Ig,

The phrase "existential inconveniences" is one I'd like to steal, if I were only able to parse it.

Mark Folkestad

Agent J made it through Glacier N.P. and he is relaxing at a lodge in Marion, MT. He's still mulling over his routing beyond Spokane. I e-mailed ManTran asking for suggestions in Washington, and I'm sure that Agent J would appreciate pointers. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

windansea

"The One’s alleged “likability gap” with Romney is gone in these swing states."

me likey, those who make up fake sons who die in wars

not so much

Beast, it's what's for dinner.

His Carma ran over his dogma, now he's trying to get it to 'Run Spot, Run'.
==================

narciso

I mean, what' next. Dexie's Midnight Runners, coming back,

GMax

those who make up fake sons who die in wars
not so much

expect a temper tantrum followed by a cut and paste of nonsense.

Did you see Appalled in the commercial of reformed Obama voters? "Not the hope and change I was expecting."

windansea

Zogby has been especially interested in the youth vote this election. In 2008, 66 percent chose Obama over Sen. John McCain,the highest percentage for a Democrat in three decades. But their desire for hope and change has turned to disillusionment and unemployment. Zogby calls them "CENGAs" for "college-educated, not going anywhere."

In his latest poll, Obama receives just 49 percent of the youth vote when pitted against Romney, who received 41 percent.

Dana Ward, Pitzer College of Cenganology

windansea

"There were also fundraisers in "private homes."

scandalous!!

narciso

The movie 'Barcelona' captured this with the 'antfarm' principle;


http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08
/13/leftist_planet?page=0,0

rse

narciso-citing an American psychologist looked so much better than a Soviet psychologist trying to create the perfect socialist personality.

That is what it is grounded in but Bronfenbrenner is one of those names you read about only after you know they exist and why they are important. Once you get the theory it's omnipresent in these statist shenanigans. I learned how important it was Down Under in New Zealand. Like France they do not hide the antecedents as much. That's why Revel is such a revelation.

Understanding BEST gives you an excellent means of recognizing the tactics. It's an "this is the end we want. Give us a rationale."

Kim-if you are around BEST really explains why Climate Change is so important as a tool.

Clarice

narciso, Barcelona was such a great film...skewered eery expat and foreign loony tunes idea then and now.

Rick Ballard

windansea,

There's another tell to the phenomenon. The Deaniac fringe was sent out by polysci indoctrinators across the nation to "help" in registration drives (and to fill out absentee ballots for Alzheimer patients) from '06 through '08. The indoctrinator driven vote thievery quietly stopped after passage of Obamacare and it hasn't restarted.

Apparently, the current environment is such that Dem indoctrinators see no benefit from registering any more voters.

How many guesses needed to figure out why not?

Ignatz

--Ig,

The phrase "existential inconveniences" is one I'd like to steal, if I were only able to parse it.

Posted by: Walter | August 15, 2012 at 07:42 PM--

Walter,
It would be much easier to parse if you didn't know what those words mean, like the poor benighted buffoon who uttered them.

J. Fred Muggs

Hey there, JOM, your Simian friend here.

Just saw that Joe Biden has been made an Honorary monkey. Well, he may be a monkey but he could never be intelligent enough to be an honorary chimp. In fact, my brother, Bonzo, thinks he is dumber than a Baboon.

Ralph L

I was '81
rse, I was '82 and a helluva lot younger than you, pfft!
I was a Fighting Sheep, where did you eat?

windansea

Zogby speculates that Romney's selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn more younger voters to him. "It could be his youthfulness," said Zogby of Ryan. Plus, he said, more younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation's looming fiscal bill.

"They want change," said Zogby.

CENGAs for Change

Ballard needs to get on this

GMax

BOR just called the VP "somewhat of a clown" welcome to Planet Earth, Bill. Where have you been for 4 years?

sbw

One new entry.

I do value my narcisolator!

Ignatz

-- In fact, my brother, Bonzo, thinks he is dumber than a Baboon.

Posted by: J. Fred Muggs | August 15, 2012 at 08:13 PM --

Sadly true, J Fred, sadly true.
Joe is so slow he flings feces at himself.

windansea

Posted by: Rick Ballard | August 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM

dude, you are like psychic

narciso

O'Reilly is way too close to Colbert's parody for confort;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O50cySmUtWY&feature=related

GMax

Just wondering, did anyone get stabbed in the back today? I hear it happens here a lot.

Rob Crawford

Thoughts on the FRC shooting:

1) Already heard a lefty crowing "now can we talk about 'gun control'" -- which is worse than the usual "blood dancing" they do, because it's just plain stupid. This lunatic was stopped by a gun -- no one's dead because someone returned fire before he could kill. The lunatic even had some of the magazines that lefties believe create unstoppable killing machines -- and was stopped by a couple of rounds of return fire.

Yeah, the gun was attached to a uniform. So what? Uniforms don't convey any more right to existence, or morality, or judgement.

2) The shooter is a lunatic. But I can't help but wonder what tales he was told about the FRC that made him think it was OK to kill the people there.

3) The shooter will be a hero to the left. Not openly right away, but eventually.

Rob Crawford
Just wondering, did anyone get stabbed in the back today? I hear it happens here a lot.

I thought I did, but it turned out to just be a cramp. Must have slept wrong.

Ranger

This is a very interesting post, that includes a really intersting slide show on how Republicans can win the Medicare debate:

The Romney-Ryan-Reno Medicare gambit

Definately worth the 10 minute investment.

Chubby

((meep meep))

YES!! RR for "RoadRunner"

Rob Crawford
Just saw that Joe Biden has been made an Honorary monkey.

SLANDER! Monkeys do not sling nearly as much feces as Biden.

Chubby

((... Pitzer College of Cenganology))

OT, but are Pitzer and Armpitzer the same institution?

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Obama/Holder murder trial in Mexico

From Jan Brewer link:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.

GMax

I understand that photo at Drudge from the FRC is Double Douche. Think about it, have you seen a post since he was arrested? And can you really say that the thinking behind the attack is any less addled than the posting here? Really?

Janet

No wonder Brian Ross is still in place: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/15/real-reporters-at-abc-news-misidentify-the-head-of-frc/

The way the MFM portray James Dobson of Focus on the Family as such an evil boogie man you would think they would know which organization he belonged to. It's almost as if the MFM just throw out names of Christian organizations without really knowing anything about them. Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Prison Fellowship, Samaritan's Purse...whatever.

Danube of Thought

By mid-October their helpless frenzy is going to have me in fits of pure, ecstatic rapture.

Students of Dana Gilbert Ward of Pitzer College who Google his name can see the state to which he has been reduced by reading what he writes as "Cayman etc." on this thread.

rse

Ralph-I was part of the group that started Rusk. Hung out at the Frat house to the left on top of the hill as the pathway bisects the court. I had a good time for someone who also really loved the classes. History major but kept promising ratliff I would change my major so he and lester always lifted class ceilings.

Two of my law school classmates who went on to clerk at SCOTUS were class of 79. I wish they would let the PC stuff not get in the way of the superb profs they had.

narciso

It's like Orwell's 'two minute hate,Janet, the details are beside the point,

Sara

Just wondering, did anyone get stabbed in the back today? I hear it happens here a lot.

We were waiting for you.

Oh and BTW, the operable part of that remark was: Sometimes in the pursuit of happiness, you should just stop and be happy. And it was in reference to all those so called pundits who were grousing about the Ryan pick, not about anyone here. But then you knew that and still felt it necessary to bring the knives out. I'm still waiting for your brilliance to explain to me what makes you so much more superior than us plain ol' Republicans. What do you stand for that the rest of us peons don't? I've asked this question going on five years now and no one seems to be able to answer it.

GMax

Yeah right. eye roll

Danube of Thought

John Hinderaker at Powerline, in a column entitled "Is Joe Biden Too Dumb To Be On A National Ticket"?:

"It does seem that Biden’s condition, whatever it is, is getting worse. He has generally been treated as an object of humor–'Slow Joe,' the crazy but somewhat lovable uncle in the attic–but when he can’t get through a day without making the wrong kind of headlines, the situation is no longer funny.

"Is there any chance that President Obama will dump Biden from the ticket, as some are urging? I don’t think so. The Obama campaign, more than anything else, is feverishly trying to preserve the illusion that everything is going fine. Replacing Biden would be seen as an act of desperation and–even worse from Obama’s perspective–an admission of error. So for better or worse, we can look forward to being entertained by Joe Biden until November, even as our reaction to that entertainment grows increasingly queasy."

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