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August 20, 2012

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rse

CH-probably the IBM Pres. It has been a practice to give the Pres a membership. Of course she also had Dimon and the plagiarist come speak along with Pres of Boeing about what business will be like in the 20th century.

Fareed Zakaria is who I meant as the plagiarist.

Just the person to lead the charge into the ecosystem view of business.

GMAX

Subheadline

But he is usually able to lie down until those feelings pass.

Soylent Red

The "boy" word aside, this is not a man I envision kicking anyone's ass.

My 80-year-old mother could beat this ponce like a rented mule.

Danube of Thought

Condi and the other lady have both accepted.

Porchlight

"self inflicted" reads like an Axelturfer. Pay no mind. Claire McCaskill has been running from Missouri voters for 2 1/2 years, she trails Akin by 11 points in the last poll, and it's a big year for Republicans. IOW this is not George Allen in VA in 2006. Stop with the handwringing already.

Captain Hate

Bethesda MD: After being informed that the previously all male Augusta National Counrty Club had succumbed to years of international scrutiny and pressure and agreed to invite women to join as full members the membership of the strictly all male Burning Tree Counrty Club arranged a display mocking the decision. The hastily organize ceremony took place at 11:00am Monday morning in the middle of the fairway on Burning Tree's first hole. A group of 18 golfers, who asked not to be named but whose numbers included one active and two retired State Senators, a billionaire entrepreneur, and a prominate former college basketball coach, stood facing south in the direction of Augusta National and while making derisive comments dropped their trousers and urinated. At the conclusion of the brief ceremony the the members returned the grill for a crab cake lunch and poker. No female members of the media were allowed onto the grounds to cover the event.

Threadkiller

Mini-Squardance on.

They do not give a shit about Obama winning or losing. Narciso answers this question correct every time:

Why did Hans want to blow up the rooftop?

"In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70 million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen. Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about? What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans, even during times of civil unrest? Has Congress and the Administration vetted the plan in public.

I fear that Congress won’t take these ammunition purchases seriously until they are all led from Capitol Hill in handcuffs. Why buy all this ammunition unless you plan to use it. Unknown to Congress, Does DHS plan to declare war on some country? Shouldn’t Congress hold hearings on why the Administration is stockpiling this ammunition all across the nation? How will it be used; what are the Administration’s plans?"

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/17/who-does-the-government-intend-to-shoot/

They have looted the treasury; time to hide.

In other news:

“Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney plans to make public his 2011 tax return by October 15, a senior campaign adviser said on Sunday, as President Barack Obama’s re-election team pressed its criticism of Romney’s decision not to disclose more about his personal taxes.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-taxesbre87g0rn-20120817,0,3318119.story

If he does this without demanding an ounce of documentation from Obama regarding any of Obama's significant unknowns, the fix is in. We will be witnessing another McCain "off limits" loss.

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/romney-2011-tax-return-released-by-october-15-2012-obama-college-records-to-be-released-estimated-tax-liability-3-2-million-not-paying-taxes/

/Mini-Squaredance


BB Key

The other new member is Darla Moore from Lake City SC .

Ignatz

--Janet, please don't use "Gergen" and "nudity" in the same sentence around lunch time. Or ever. *shudder*

Posted by: Captain Hate | August 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM--

Could we add "probed" to the list?

Rob Crawford
It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls.

Every damned round in existance is "capable of penetrating walls".

Rob Crawford
Could we add "probed" to the list?

And "dangled"?

marlene

I just looked at the Boston Herald and they have breaking news saying Scott Brown has called on Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race. Jane is probably driving home,but I hope she has more info.

Ranger

In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets

Well, if they can't make buying guns illegal, at least they can drive up the cost of ammo on law abiding citizens.

Soylent Red

Well, if they can't make buying guns illegal, at least they can drive up the cost of ammo on law abiding citizens.

That's part of it. But...ammunition is one of those things that can be bought on a FY that can be carried over and delivered in subsequent fiscal years. We are, right now, in the silly spending season in government. I suspect that end of year ammunition purchases were calculated to be a win-win by Big Sis and other gun grabbers in positions of power.

Stick it to the man: reload your ammunition.

bgates

We are, right now, in the silly spending season in government

Also known as an interglacial period.

jimmyk

Well, that explains buying add tiem in Chicago Clarice.

If Barry's spending money in Illinois, it sounds like they know the jig is up, and he's trying to avoid the embarrassment of not even carrying his home state, like McGovern.

Soylent Red

Oh come on now Mr. Bgates...

It's really only been going in since about 1900.

But what I really meant to say was "willy nilly end of FY spending season".

Rob Crawford
Stick it to the man: reload your ammunition.

I'm wondering if these orders might be enough to push some of the manufacturers to expand their capacity (rather than just running at full capacity), something they've not done for the civilian buying boom.

Danube of Thought

If he does this without demanding an ounce of documentation from Obama regarding any of Obama's significant unknowns, the fix is in.

He promised to do it long ago. His 2011 return has not yet been prepared, but is due on October 15.

Soylent Red

it sounds like they know the jig is up,

Uh...racist!

self inflicted

""self inflicted" reads like an Axelturfer. "

I think Akin sounds like an idiot and the GOP would be better off this election with him gone. I you feel otherwise then it looks like your wish is going to come true because it does not appear Akin is going anywhere. At least it gave Mitt a chance to put his abortion views out there now because it was going to come up in every debate anyway.

Danube of Thought

Boston.com:

In a rare intra-party rebuke, Senator Scott Brown called on Missouri Representative Todd Akin this morning to withdraw from the US Senate race in his state, after Akin made controversial remarks on rape.

“As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong,” Brown, a fellow Republican, said in a statement. “There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.”

Rob Crawford

So Scott Brown won't be voting for Akin, either!

Captain Hate

Maybe Scott Brown should spend more time identifying who sexually abused him at summer camp instead of offering his expertise on who should or shouldn't run for Senate.

Soylent Red

At least it gave Mitt a chance to put his abortion views out there now because it was going to come up in every debate anyway.

Look! AxelSquirrel!

Abortion comes in near last or last in polls of the priorities of American voters. Akin will walk it back and beat the roundly hated McCaskill handily.

Porchlight

At least it gave Mitt a chance to put his abortion views out there now because it was going to come up in every debate anyway.

Of course it will; it always does. Another bright side - at least Romney had a cautionary tale shoved in his face before he gets put on the same spot.

Well, since it looks like Akin will be forced out, will it be Brunner or Steelman to replace him? Who do the handwringers like best? Palin endorsed Steelman, so going with her might be too scary for them.

Rob Crawford

I'm amazed at the number of people who feel qualified to tell Missouri who can and cannot represent them.

Frankly, I think Biden's "chains" remark is a million times more offensive. It was not made out of ignorance or haste -- it was INTENDED to instigate hatred and violence.

But the Dems don't seem to be that anxious to put Biden out to pasture.

(A) nuther Bub

she trails Akin by 11 points in the last poll, and it's a big year for Republicans.

She may have trailed him by 11 points on Saturday, but I can assure you she does not today.

Danube of Thought

like McGovern

And like Al Gore.

NK

C'Mon CaptH -- you know centerfold Scottie's Akin statement had nothing to do woth Akin-- it has to do with Fauxchontas Warren and the softie voters of Mass.

Ignatz

Just got an email from a gun site warning of the coming bust in gun sales if Barry is tossed out on his very large, very unused ear.
Barry may lose; the upside of uncertainty except in the gun business.

Dave (in MA)

The Pinocchiohontas campaign came out with a statement trying to tie Brown to Akin's War On Women AFTER Brown called for Akin to quit.

NK

Ig-- I think there's something to that. Where has 'Bam caused bubbles?; gun sales and price of oil. When Bam is tossed, I think both of those come back down to earth a fair bit.

Captain Hate

I'm sorry NK but backstabbers don't get a pass from me, no matter what the strategy. Frankly I think Scotty Centerfold is barely preferable to Princess Squats-on-Zuchinnis and has been extremely lucky with whom he's faced in general elections.

Rob Crawford
Just got an email from a gun site warning of the coming bust in gun sales if Barry is tossed out on his very large, very unused ear.

I honestly doubt there will be a "bust". A long, slow decline? Maybe. A "bust"? Nah.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

Has Sen Brown called, for example, on VP Biden to resign? Is there any consistency to his positions?

Janet

out & about...heard ABC radio news getting the vapors about Akin. Where were they when Obama appointed Kevin Jennings as the Safe School Czar? Teaching fisting to little kids?...THAT wasn't controversial? When an underage student came to him, his advice was that he hoped the boy used a condom.

"...when he was a schoolteacher and didn't report that a 15-year-old boy told him that he was having sex with an older man."

Did ABC radio news scream about that? Were there headlines?


derwill

Sorry to disagree, but Akin needs to go. It doesn't matter whether there was a kernel of truth to what he said (dubious at best, IMO), or whether some Democrat said something worse at some other time. Please. For the future of this country we need to take over the Senate this fall and this fool just made that uphill climb even steeper. Could he still pull it out? Maybe, but why take that chance? From what I know about it (admittedly not much), Steelman seemed like he would make a better senator, anyway. Sarah certainly thought so.

For the good of the party and the country, Akin needs to fall on his sword.

NK

Backstabber? I wonder, would Scotty C have known Akin if he fell over him? I think Scotty "Opportunist" is a fairer description. I'd gladly hold my nose and pull the lever for Scotty Centerfold because he's another vote for Obamacare repeal; we need his vote because we don't have votes from senantors O'Donnell and Angle.

Rob Crawford
For the good of the party and the country, Akin needs to fall on his sword.

So you were going to vote for him until this?

NK

Akin-- I don't know anything about the story, but if he's as big an idiot as O'Donnell and Angle he's gotta go. All I care about is majority leader McConnell.

self inflicted

"So Scott Brown won't be voting for Akin, either!"

Neither will Ron Johnson (WI - Tea Party) since he has also called on Akin to drop out.

Janet

Looks like Jennings is now an executive director of the Arcus Foundation.

"Arcus supports organizations worldwide working to advance equality across the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities. The foundation also funds global efforts to protect and conserve the world's great apes."

Hmmmm...that is an odd combination????

NK

Mo. is a MUST Senate pick up. There was a brutal murder in St Louis Saturday night, and I'm certain people are fed up with Lib/Dem politicians that destroyed St Louis -- the Repubs just can't fumble the Mo. pick-up. if that means Akin goes-- he goes.

hit and run

I'm waiting as patiently as I can for Alice...

(A) nuther Bub

Yes, derwill. That seat may be lost now no matter who replaces Akin, but he must resign. It's not only that he has jeopardized a near-certain senate gain, but his remarks will pursue every other Republican candidate, as we are already seeing. Doesn't matter how many times we point at Dems who've said worse, that's not how the media operate as we know too well. Akin's remarks were thoughtlessly stupid and he must get out of the way now.

Rob Crawford
Neither will Ron Johnson (WI - Tea Party) since he has also called on Akin to drop out.

I hope he wasn't planning on voting for him IN THE FIRST PLACE!

derwill

On top of that he just handed the Dems another tailor-made distraction. Now the media is going to be asking every Republican running for office where he/she stands on the Akin statement, and how could they be in the same party with such a woman hater, and they won't just ask it once, they'll ask it again and again and again. Anything not to have to talk about the failure of Obama and his economy policies.

Really, at this point the only choice is to disavow Akin completely, because what he said is hurting us and will continue to hurt us, and as unfair as that might seem, and as badly as we might wish it weren't so--it is what it is. If he won't withdraw, then chalk that seat up to a loss and move on as best we can. It certainly isn't worth dying on the hill this guy just built for us.

Dave (in MA)

CH, people at work are probably wondering why I just laughed.

self inflicted

"I hope he wasn't planning on voting for him IN THE FIRST PLACE!"

If dead Dems can vote, why can't out of staters?

Porchlight

She may have trailed him by 11 points on Saturday, but I can assure you she does not today.

Yes, thanks, I'm quite aware that the race will now tighten. My point was that it was an 11 point race in a McCain state prior to the remark, not a tight race in a purple state like VA 2006 ("macaca"). 11 points is quite a comfortable margin and suggests that having an R by his name might be the only thing necessary for Akin to win - even if it now won't be an 11 point win.

So let's see some numbers. How many points will this cost Akin in the next few days? Those of you who are telling others with certainty that he will now lose, you should be able to quantify.

Rob Crawford
his remarks will pursue every other Republican candidate, as we are already seeing.

Remarks can't "pursue" anyone. The problem is too many "conservatives" are too effing cowardly to tell the press to go to hell.

You're a candidate in another state and a "reporter" asks about Akin -- correct answer is "Why are you asking me? He's an adult; no one is responsible for his words but himself. He's not even running in this state."

Sue

First question to Obama about MO. Good job Akin.

Clarice

God, if I'm ever in a big fight, give me better allies than white togaed Republicans.

And if any Republican is running for office, tell him to zip his lips to private interviews--Just go on cooking shows and sports events-- send your wife and dog and kids out for you.

daddy

First softball to the President at today's Press comment.

"Mister President, you heard Candidate Akin's comments about Rape. What do you think about those comments and do you think they reflect the overall Republican feelings about Rape and Abortion?"

In so many words there's that softball.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce needs rubber sheets too.

marlene

If a RINO senator and a Tea Party senator want him gone,will the drumbeat continue? Alice? Do you think Blunt will support him?

GMAX

you should be able to quantify.

By pulling it out of their keister?

self inflicted

"Remarks can't "pursue" anyone."

Michelle Malkin: "The Left, unsurprisingly, is now trying to hang Paul Ryan for Akin’s idiocy. Pro-abortion groups are already fund-raising off of it and every last celebrity on the planet is tweeting about it."
http://michellemalkin.com/

Twitchy: "Democrat math: Todd Akin = Paul Ryan"
http://twitchy.com/2012/08/19/democrat-math-todd-akin-paul-ryan/

NK

I'm with Derwill on this. Romney -- and Repub Senate candidates-- has/have to win suburban Mom votes-- BIG. This idiot Akin will make that harder by giving the Dems/Media the mother of all "look squirrel" distractions. Dump him-- today.

Rob Crawford

Yeah, fuck it. Moment a politician says something stupid, abandon him.

Demand perfection or nothing!

COLESLAW!

Er,

OUTLAW!

Clarice

I'm with Breitbart:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/20/The-Desperate-Distraction-Defense-Democrats-Media-Eager-to-Change-the-Conversation

And I'm going swimming to cool off, from another white toga disaster.

Ignatz

Phil Klein at the Washington Examiner says he should go also.

Janet

If he was in VA, I would still vote for him. I'm voting for anyone with an (R) next to their names.

Rob Crawford

Life-long concerned conservative, er, "self inflicted" -- remarks cannot pursue anyone. What's happening is idiots are letting the press and the left (BIRM) create a national controversy out of the remarks made by one candidate in a state-wide race.

Ignore the idiots and the issue will go away. Throw them Akin's bloody, beaten corpse, and they'll just pick their next victim.

daddy

2nd Question.

Your campaign has said that Romney may have killed a woman and may have not paid taxes and may have been a felon. What do you think about that.

Te Prez. Nobody at my campaign accused Romney of being a felon.
I'm interested in putting people back to work That's a difference between my plan and his plan.

I think we should make the rich pay a little more and he wants to give Tax breaks to the rich. That is a difference.

If you look at the overall ads that I have approved, you'll see I haven't gone over the line and Romney should release all his taxes just like his dad and the bushes and McCain and I did, since we are discussing how Tax reform and people want to know that info.

Reporter: So you don't think that murder ad is out of bounds.

Prez: I didn't produce that ad and as far as I can tell it almost never ran at all. In contrast Romney has put out an ad saying we just changed the work requirements in Welfare and everyone here knows that is patently false because we did it after 2 Repub Governors asked us to do that. So that is absolutely wrong and the contrast is absolutely stark. The truth is that you can't just make stuff up. I'm comfortable that our campaign is focusing ion the issues the American people want.

Ignatz

--Ignore the idiots and the issue will go away. Throw them Akin's bloody, beaten corpse, and they'll just pick their next victim.

Posted by: Rob Crawford | August 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM--

Yep.

Danube of Thought

David Harsanyi:

Politically speaking, Akin might still might beat Obama acolyte Claire McCaskill if he stays in the race. But do conservatives really want a senator with these awful political instincts representing them? It’s one thing to bend to the mainstream media when they hype up innocent comments or take them out of context — but that isn’t the case this time. Do conservatives want to risk losing a chance to take back the Senate by allowing these comments to fester until November? There is no God-given right to be a politician. If Akin cares about the issues he professes to care about he would step out of the race today.

It doesn't help that Akin very much looks the part of a stupid shit.

daddy

Tapper asks about Afghan blue on blue violence.

Prez: We are already doing stuff, Guardian Angel programs, not letting our troops go unescorted. It' is getting worse and we have to look at that. Ee have to make sure our model works and stick to our transition plan. We are deeply concerned and in several weks we' will see better progress.

In terms of the economy I would love to see a flurry of action . I can't guaranty that. I want them first of all see a continuing resolution so we don't have a Govt shutdown.

Number 2 we have historically low interest rates, but a lot of families out there owe more than their hose is worth, we want a new refinancing bill with a 3000 dollars free to be in peoples pockets so they can get new school clothes or computers for their kids going back to school. I want to see Congress give me a balanced plan to reduce the deficit by cutting spending and asking people in the top 1 or 2 percent like me to play more in Taxes. My hope is after the election that people will think this is a sensible way to bring down the deficit.

Captain Hate

Prez: I didn't produce that ad and as far as I can tell it almost never ran at all.

Almost never? It was frequently run in NE Ohio until they started catching heat for it.

self inflicted

"Life-long concerned conservative, er, "self inflicted" -"

Life Long Concerned Conservative was my second name choice.

I hear what you are saying, but the reality is Akin screwed up big time and the media will run with it until November. He could have stuck with just saying against abortion for rape and incest, but adding the "legitimate rape" and "rape pregnancy defense mechanism" was beyond stupid. He needs to go because he is an idiot, not because of his stance on abortion.

Ranger

Ignore the idiots and the issue will go away. Throw them Akin's bloody, beaten corpse, and they'll just pick their next victim.

Not if we target them first. I can envision an add that says Akin's gone, but Parry (Osama-bin-Laden is popular because he opened up day care centers) Murry, and Joe (They gona put ya'll back in chains!) Biden are still in office.

More than one can play at this game.

daddy

You say that you want to se Romney's Tax Return. You said you want to see if he is playing by the rules like everybody else.

Are you saying Romney is not playing by the rules.

Prez: No. For example no ordinary American has a Swiss Bank Account like Romney, especially at a time when we have such a deficit. At a time when we are in such bad shape we need to do more and like Romney;s dad said the reason he put out all his Tax returns he ought to put out his Tax Returns. And I'm not asking him to put out his Medical records tho' he should, This is not being overly personal on my part I 'm just asking him to do what all other American Presidential candidates do and what the American people want to see from him. If you are running for President it is a privelage and he should release his tax returns.

Me: "I'm glad it's not personal"FU mister President.

Captain Hate

It doesn't help that Akin very much looks the part of a stupid shit.

If they only let people who look intelligent in Congress vote, they'd never get a quorum.

self inflicted

"[Obama:] ...we want a new refinancing bill with a 3000 dollars free to be in peoples pockets so they can get new school clothes or computers for their kids going back to school."

For the record, I find that more offensive than Akin's comments. A $3k giveaway for cheetos, beer and crack.

daddy

On Syria. We are monitoring the situation very carefully. If they use chemical weapons that would change how we react significantly.

rse

Plus this Akin comment has pierced through the low info youth vote attention span and to them this will be used to characterize all Reps. Red is still here and the story came on when we were doing yet another Target supply run.

Akin, the director suicide, Pussy Riot are apparently what is going on in the world for the typical 17-22 year old.

AliceH

::sigh::

I don't understand the relative significance of political pros/cons of Akin staying in or dropping out.

I certainly see what a cluster this is causing. I understand that Akin has until tomorrow at 5pm to decide to stand down to allow the state GOP Nominating Committee to name a replacement and get their name on the General Election ballot. If he doesn't formally step down by then, Akin is locked in on the Nov ballot as the R candidate.

FWIW, Akin issued a statement yesterday on this. I suspect many will find it too weak.

https://www.akin.org/updates/akin-statement-jaco-report-interview

Also, details on MO statutes on candidate withdrawal/naming a replacement in the LUN.


Danube of Thought

tell him to zip his lips to private interviews

It ought to suffice simply to tell him not to say nutball stuff.

And those who say this is all because of the press need to get acquainted with the real world. You go to war with the press you have, so to speak, and if you say something this goddam stupid you should know exactly what to expect.

daddy

Yay Megan,

She immediately plays Stephanie Cutter saying alleging that Mitt Romney was a felon. Then asks her first guest if that proves that the pres was wrong.

Pro Romney guy says the President is wrong, Cutter alleged that he was a felon.

The Pro-Obama guy says the statement was just putting Romney's actions at Bain in context, so that Romney is simply a liar not a felon, so the president is correct.

Good job Megyn. She asks excellent questions and the Dem proponent is scrambling.

Off with the dogs for the morning constitutional.

Captain Hate

The reactions to Akin's comments are a good reminder of how the MFM won't go quietly and still command more power than they should. Would most people know who the Koch brothers are without them?

NK

Obama's $3000 refi scam. It reminded me of Eva Peron's 'make a wish' Foundation. create $$$ out of nothing and pour into a black hole-- except for the bit that gets kicked back to the politicians. As the song goes--- "Everything will be justified by my Foundation"

Porchlight

You go to war with the press you have, so to speak, and if you say something this goddam stupid you should know exactly what to expect.

Pretty much I agree with this. Repubs should know they won't get media cover.

The question is how best for the GOP to handle such incidents. I don't see why we need to forfeit to the hyenas every time. Our togas will never be clean in their eyes. Never.

Ignatz

I'm trying to figure out what it is that is so egregious about what the guy said anyway.
When eh said "legitimate rape" he quite obviously meant a real forcible rape as opposed to consensual sex reported as a rape or presumably consensual statutory rape, since he was discussing a woman's body's reaction to the trauma of rape.
As to whether stress and trauma create changes which reduce the chance of pregnancy in a woman, maybe they do and maybe they don't.
At worst he was incorrect stating the effects of trauma on a woman's hormonal and biochemical systems.
That constitutes a scandal which will lose us the senate and the presidency and until he withdraws no one will be able to extinguish the flames in their hair?

rse

henry-if you are around please get my posts involving Senge to your most excellent contact. Understand super in your state capital is on board with that vision and is mentioned in something I have.

Ignatz

Wasn't it just the last couple of days that the only thing anyone could talk about was birdbrain Biden?
Now this Akin guy has changed the subject, but somehow between now and Nov no one will say anything to change it again?
There won't be any international emergencies or debates or GDP or employment numbers?
Good grief.

daddy

Good now Ed Henry is on Megyn's show and independently says that Cutter specifically suggested Romney committed a Felony, so nice to see Henry bring that up again.

My guess is that FOX and the right will play all day long the President's news conference lie that no one in his campaign ever called Mitt Romney a Felon.

Other guest makes a good point that the president did not disavow the "Mitt killed that woman" ad.

Megyn playing a second time now the President saying nobody accused Mitt Romney of being a Felon and Cutter saying "MItt Romney either committed a Felony or he is a liar."

She now has it in a nice soundbite fashion that flows together in about 20 seconds. We will hear that a lot over the next couple days. The Dem answer now will be to say she said he was "either a felon or a liar," and we believe he was not a felon but he is a liar, so she was correct and she didn't call him a felon so the president did not lie.

Now Megyn is showing that McCain only released 2 years of Tax Returns so the President is incorrect to say that McCain released much more.

Sue

Bugs the crap out of me to have to defend stupid. I'm not going to. The man said something stupid. He is on his own. I just hope he doesn't drag down the rest of the party with him.

bgates

Lindsey Graham has called to have Akin exiled to the island of St Helena. "As a man who had a very close relationship to my mother growing up, I found Chet Akin's comments about being forced into intimate acts by a man with a large penis to be jaw-dropping. Maybe if he spends the rest of his natural life on an island named for a woman, he'll get some sensitivity."

He added that Scott Brown's call for Akin to simply step down from the race fell far short, and he therefore insisted Brown withdraw from his race.

henry

rse, "on board" is an understatement. Will pass along the Senge stuff.

bgates

Susan Collins has called on Lindsey Graham to resign immediately. "As a woman who is related by blood to some women but by spirit to all women, I understand how important women's issues are to women. Men don't. For a man like Lindsey Graham to insert himself into this debate, thrusting himself on the citizens of Missouri - well, I don't have to draw you girls a picture, do I?"

She also called for Scott Brown to be strapped to the next probe to Mars, and introduced a resolution into the Senate asking for Fred Akin to be bent over and strangled with his own genitals.

Janet

I'm willing to defend a little stupid against big time evil.

Danube of Thought

somehow between now and Nov no one will say anything to change it again?

In Missouri, probably not.

sbw

Awful lot o' blog comments follerin' the red herring in these here parts.

Ranger

Bugs the crap out of me to have to defend stupid. I'm not going to. The man said something stupid. He is on his own.

Pretty much sums up my attitude as well.

You go to war with the press you have, so to speak, and if you say something this goddam stupid you should know exactly what to expect.

Yep. Any Republican candidate, especially a Tea Party candidate should be absolutely paranoid about any interaction with the press. Remember, just because you're paranoid doesn't me they aren't actually out to get you.

bgates

Former Senators George Voinovich and Lincoln Chaffee called a press conference to announce they have literally wet themselves with rage over the Senate candidate in Missouri, Francis Bacon.

"It's bad enough that his name is a grave insult to our Muslim citizens, but that's more the fault of our retrograde American patriarchal system of naming. We're sure his dear mother's maiden name couldn't have offended anybody. But now, to say what he said and as a man - oh, we're starting to leak again. Lincoln, let's go to the boy's room, take our seats, and pee in solidarity with women of all times and places."

The former Senators said Macon should be burned at the stake, but had no comment on any other Senators embroiled in the controversy besides that they both thought Susan Collins is, quote, "swell".

centralcal

@RichardGrenell: Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.

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This is being re-tweeted all over Twitter. Guess we will soon learn how accurate it is.

(A) nuther Bub

Thanks, cc. I figured that Reince probably flew in to Missouri under darkness last night -- needed to visit a sick cousin or something.

daddy

2 poops, 2 pee's, little barking at a LawnMower man; all is well.

Did I miss anything?

daddy

If he withdraws, can't say I'm surprised.

On the dog walk I was thinking I would come back and post that my guess would be that he would decide to withdraw within 48 hours.

If he doesn't withdraw I will be surprised.

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