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Clarice

In my 8:45 post that should be 9/11

GMax

Ras has it 46 46 this AM after an admittedly brutal week for Mitt from a drubbing from the media. I think he just took their best shot and is still standing, and he ought to take a page out of Newt's playbook and start running against the media, cuz beating Zero looks to be easy but Zero and the unified "look over there squirrel" media together, a bit more formidable.

Remember Dick Morris confirms above in the link I provided that RAS is using a model of turnout that is halfway between 2004 and 2008 ( approx 3.5% + D ). Try putting a surge of Republicans into the model at R + 2 and see what you get.

NJ Jan

Daddy,
re your 5:10 am comment, NJ is way past crazy and being in Texas is like landing on an oasis of sanity. Unfortunately it will be back to the asylum in a few days. Off to Dallas arboretum in a few.

GMax

NJ Jan I hope the Chihuly exhibit is still on, you will get a treat of incredible eye candy.

narciso

You know, dates being an important element to their operation, and I was thinking the Tet offensive involved attacks on air bases right,
so one thinks back to that account of Hillary closing out Ramadan, on Eid al Fitr, with the CAIR connected Libyan ambassador on the 13th, but according to wiki and at least one other site,
that fell on the August 19th,

Danube of Thought

Minus 10 at Raz today.

Tied with Romney at 46.

DebinNC

USA Today: Unemplyment Rates Rise in 26 States in August.

If you read the article will you learn which 26 states those are? No.

peter

well at least we are back to the double digits in the Ras

Janet

narciso, the article on Hillary's Eid dinner said it was late. She had been traveling, so they were making up for it.

"Good evening,
and although I am many weeks overdue in saying it: Eid Mubarak. No matter how belated we are honoring Eid and the end of Ramadan, this is a cherished tradition here at the State Department. And I would like to thank all of you for being here, including the many members of the Diplomatic Corps."

cherished tradition....like providing protection for our Ambassadors.

pagar

"Educating Obama"?

Has anyone watched this?

http://muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/the-course/

"By allowing our attention to be focused exclusively on the danger and prevention of terrorism, we ignore the many other ways we are being attacked. Specifically, we are missing what our Islamist enemies call their ‘civilization jihad’ — a form of warfare that employs manipulative financial techniques, lawfare, infiltration of our civil institutions and government and insidious information dominance. Together, these have the effect of exploiting our liberties and governing structures against us, so that our leaders wind up imposing the very anti-American values that our enemies promote."

Welcome to The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within — a 10-part, web-based video briefing that is designed to explain why and how this is happening."

Looks informative!

narciso

September 12th, falls on the 25th Shawwal, thedeath of one of their prophets, I think Ambassador Ali, was blowing smoke up at Hillary,

centralcal

In case anyone is interested, the movie 2016 is now online at YouTube and you can watch the whole thing for free (I think).

I plan on watching it later in the day and here is the link:

★ NOW online ★ 2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA: Full movie: Let's RT this link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDY6v8KdSYs&feature=player_embedded

centralcal

Well dang it. Was gonna check in at YouTooCongress as part of my Saturday surfing and Norton popped up blocking it (something about Mass Injection Website).

This happened a few weeks ago too - is someone or something sabotaging our Jane?

narciso

Specifically, 25th Shawwal, was the poisoning of a Shiite prophet, by the Governor of Medinah, formerly Khaybar, referenced in Hamas's chants

rse

cc-There are sites all over the world being hacked. Usually after a WP upgrade is installed from what I have read.

matt-had you done the upgrade?

Captain Hate

I hate to get into a tiff with CH, who is one of my favorites. (And not one I'd want to get into a war of words with,)

I'm sure you'd do fine. I'm glad this is over because I was wondering if I was overly being a dick (which maybe I was and I'd hate to do that to Janet, who is also one of my faves) but I truly feel that the Chik-fil-A people are deserving of the benefit of the doubt compared to the lying vermin who oppose them including the court jester MFM.

NJ Jan

Gmax,
Chihuly is still on and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. We were going today but changed plans and are going Monday instead.

Captain Hate

Everybody happy that the JEF and Rodham have commercials in Pakistan apologizing for the anti mooooooslim clip? I think he's one-upped Dhimmi Carter with that since I believe adultery-of-the-heart confined his criticism of values to those of our allies (with special allowances for the Jooos and their "divided loyalties"). Maybe the Indonesian was upset by a photo in the WSJ of somebody burning a picture of him (with an "X" drawn through his visage) since he obviously cares more about himself than the country he's sworn to defend. I found the photo amusing.

Sandy Daze

Jane - when I go to YouTooCongress

all the graphics are missing:

but I do not receive any warnings of any sort.

Ms. Trish

JMH, yesterday DrewM had a post over at Ace's about the Benghazi attack. He mentions an Ethan Chorin who was to have a meeting with Stevens, scheduled for the next day. Turns out Chorin spoke with Stevens by phone an hour before the attack, and then subsequently was on the phone with his security person when the attack began.

Chorin is an economic development guy per DrewM's post and had something to do with improving the local hospital. Anyway, looks like that meeting is one reason the ambassador was in Benghazi.

Sandy Daze

Probably this Ethan, first link to come up:

Ethan Chorin is co-founder of The Avicenna Group, a non-profit organization working to develop urgent-care medical capacity in Libya, and Senior Development Economist with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Health and Human Rights.

From 2009 to 2011, he was Senior Manager for Government Relations and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Dubai Ports World, based in the UAE. In this capacity, he initiated and led the company’s involvement in ROADS II, which resulted in a series of partnerships between Dubai Ports World, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Family Health International (FHI), and several African governments to increase access to primary healthcare and education within port cities and along major transport corridors in East and West Africa.

While continuing to oversee the logistics of clinic design and deployment in Djibouti, Chorin used his time at SOM to begin to document, in case study format, the early evolution and impact of the ROADS partnerships – with a focus on the rising challenges of scaling such a program in the context of a highly politicized environment and competing stakeholder interests. The full case study will be published in 2012.

Chorin holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Resource Economics (2000), an MIPS from Stanford (1993) and a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages, with distinction, from Yale (1991). A former Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Fellow (Jordan, Yemen), Chorin is the author of Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution (forthcoming, PublicAffairs Books, 2012), and Translating Libya (Saqi Books, 2008), and has written OpEds, features and dispatches for publications such as Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, and the National.

Cecil Turner

Everybody happy that the JEF and Rodham have commercials in Pakistan apologizing for the anti mooooooslim clip?

And the best thing about it is that it worked so well:

Violent protests against video rock Pakistan
At least 20 reported killed as demonstrators clash with police, while nation holds "Love the Prophet Day" marches.
Apologize for a video and the mob takes it as an admission it's a valid reason to riot? Who could've possibly predicted that? [/eyeroll]

JM Hanes

Dog bites man. Republican reaction after "a closed-door briefing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other officials" on Benghazi:

[A]ccording to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) “That is the most useless worthless briefing I have attended in a long time.”  

But not all Republicans were as willing to chastise the administration's lack of disclosure during Thursday's briefings. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he thought it was a good briefing.

DebinNC

If BOzo's reelected, he'll find a prime spot for his buddy Lugar.

Jack is Back

What did Corker expect coming from that crowd of appeasement monkeys?

OT:Colonel Saunders under attack in that other Tripoli.

Soylent has the right idea - the world needs more glass and less of these savages.

narciso

This is an administration so attuned to the Moslem world, that they don't realize the significance of the day of the attack, besides being September 11th, and no they don't change the day of the commemoration,

Mind you, it took me a while to figure this out, but then i'm not in State, DNI, or CIA. this Chorin chap is like the worst of both halves of rse's research isn't he, Dubai Ports World, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility??

hit and run

Good morning (my 4:54 should have "nytol").

What a fun day yesterday. I had lunch with ManTran and his son. Turns out I have family that has lived in or near many of the places ManTran has as well. We then rode the BART over to meet the others. DrJ graciously awaited our arrival at the station and drove us to the restaurant. The restaurant sat out over the water on the bay with fantastic views. At the restaurant, Elliott and JiminMtnView were already there willing and able to share with us which waitresses had the poise and confidence of seasoned athletes. We moved from the dining room to the bar, ostensibly because the dining room was going to shut down, but mostly because they only serve happy hour in the bar (which is a misnomer because we were there for at least 3 hours). East Bay Jay then arrived, and our group was complete. Well, not complete, of course because we were very much missing Ignatz and Enlightened who were unable to join us even though they tried like heck to.

Elliott and I then had to bid our adieus (he did so better than I because I think French is one of the fourteen languages he speaks). We then parked at a BART station and headed to the heart of San Francisco. Elliott had secured two tickets to The Obama Report Card - A Berkeley Law Centennial Roundtable Event.

"Sounds mind-numbingly boring," I hear someone grumbling somewhere on the internets. No. A thousand times no. It was fascinating.

I met Robert Reich, who was a part of the roundtable (which is a misnomer because there were actually 3 round tables between the speakers' seats). I'm normally a very introverted guy who would not do such a thing, but having had something like 18 beers at the meet up and two glasses of wine at the pre-roundtable reception, I couldn't help myself. Elliott had some pretty good lines ready to make conversation. Me? I was fascinated to be able to inspect Reich's scalp, towering over him as I was in stature. I'm not a tall guy, so this doesn't happen all that often. Alas, neither Elliott nor I were sufficiently sucking up to him, so Mr. Reich so he quickly sought to excuse himself.

The roundtable itself was rather interesting. Two Republicans and two Democrats, with the discussion moderated by the Dean of Berkeley Law. Pretty predictable stuff on both sides. Former California Governor Pete Wilson made a few good jabs at Obama. At one point he brought up how "convenient" Obama's evolution on gay marriage was, and his Democratic counterpart countered with a rambling defense of Obama by describing that a lot of people had evolved in the last few years on the topic because "it was out in the ether".

Part of the format for the round table involved giving attendees their own Obama Report Card on which one was invited to write questions for the panel. Unfortunately, try as I might by digging through my bag, I could not find a pen. I'm sure Elliott's unasked question would have been terrifically incisive. I'm sure mine would have remained unasked, even if submitted. I'm not sure, but it might have drawn the attention of security.

Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention who Governor Wilson's Democratic counterpart is. She is a current Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at UC Berkeley, she is the hostess of a Current TV show, she is a former Dating Game star and she is the former Governor of Michigan.

She is Jennifer Granholm.

Upon Elliott's urging, we made our way down to the stage after the roundtable had concluded so that we could meet the panelists, most especially Jenn (she didn't tell me out loud that she wanted me to call her that, but I could see it in her eyes). And speaking of eyes, I think mine gave away the crush I have on her too:

What a fun day yesterday.

Thank you Elliott. Thanks everybody I got to meet with yesterday for the fun. And a special thanks to DrJ whose community organizing acumen has me convinced that he could have gotten the asbestos out of Altgeld Gardens.

Clarice

I think it's great to contemplate Lugar and Voinovich spending the rest of their lives chatting on a park bench.

Cecil Turner

Dog bites man. Republican reaction after "a closed-door briefing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . . .

The follow-up is even better (Senate GOP furious NYT got better Obama briefing on Libya attack):

Senators say they were rebuffed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they pressed for more information about the attack that killed U.S. envoy Christopher Stephens in Libya.

“That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters after the closed-door session.

GOP lawmakers were incensed to find many of the details they tried to learn Thursday were in a front-page article in The Times the following morning. [emphasis added]

Lugar isn't mentioned.

narciso

One wonders what was in the PDB's that Obama missed in the week up to the attack, the death of Al Shihri, the known fatwa by Zawahiri, seeking revenge for Al Libi, the cable traffic out of Cairo?

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

A pleasant afternoon with some of the left coast gang.
Many thanks, DrJ, for organizing and for recommending the Lagunitas IPO.
Great to see H&R, ManTran plus son, Elliott (ack, how many L's, how many T's?) and East Bay Jay, sorry that Enlightened got a deluge of work problems and could not join.

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

Does anyone know of a news web site that is conservative/neutral and aimed at kids?
Our elementary school kid has to do a current event report each month. The teacher provides a list of sites (not required to use them) but it leans heavy toward "TimeForKids" types.
I've seen Time For Kids, it seems heavily weighed towards global warming, puff pieces on BHO and Michelle, and social justice. KidsNewsRoom.com I don't know as well, but a quick scan looks pretty similar.

I found conservativekids.blogspot.com but it hasn't been updated since 2008...

Online GED Diploma

He should be focusing united states, not asia, asian hates him.

Danube of Thought

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he thought it was a good briefing.

Of course he did. He's one of those "adults" we so sorely need.

narciso

All I can say, is 'we really dodged a bullet, in the LUN

DebinNC

God's World News is a monthly mag geared to 5-6 graders. You can view a sample issue, Jim, and see what you think.

narciso

D'Souza particularly focused in his earlier book, on Frank Davis's Churchillphobia, which Kengor elaborates on, in his latest. And Roberto De Unger, one of the founders of critical legal studies, who is opposed to his former pupil, because he didn't think that there had been 'enough
fundamental transformation,

Captain Hate

Spengler gets it right: His reflexive action is always anti-American (and, not surprisingly, opposite to what Palin would do).

pagar

"Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he thought it was a good briefing."

The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee thought it was a good briefing. That probably explains why we are in such bad shape on foreign policy.

DebinNC

Another option, Jim:

Student News Daily Saw a James Taranto article listed, so chances are it's not lefty.

Captain Hate

I'm sure there will be a spot for Lugar on Morning Joe as one of those "Republican voices of sanity" that got ousted by those Tea Party extremists.

Clarice

Spot the amazingly ridiculous word in this NH paper's headline:
Hooksett man charged again with faking brain injury to get in-home nurse to change his diaper

narciso

And to think, he started out as Admiral Arleigh Burke's aide,

Joob

Nothing against the owners, patrons, or the dining establishment, but there is something poignant about Paul Ryan getting booed in Miami by a conference hall full of AARP members, and him waking up the next morning to make an appearance at Versailles Restaurant in the same city. If Rep. Ryan is trying out for the role of Marie Antoinette, he just might land the role. Seniors can't afford private medical insurance? Let them eat cake!

Clarice

Srs. hate Pbamacare. AARP is a fraud which doesn't represent their interests. Interestingly, today's WaPo revises the booing story to say some applause , a couple of hecklers and booers..I bet AARP, complained because they are already bleeding members.

Captain Hate

I hate to get into a tiff with CH, who is one of my favorites. (And not one I'd want to get into a war of words with,)

One final word on this: I strongly approve of jimmyk busting my chops when he thinks I've stepped over the line. I consider him a better friend than somebody who would let me slide if he thinks I've screwed up but doesn't want to possibly hurt my feelings (which is borderline impossible).

sbw

Trolls seem to be out fishing today.

maryrose

Seniors 55 and up are saved by the Ryan plan. They are also protected by it. Obama is the one stealing 700 billion from Medicare for his erstwhile Obamacare.
Attention Joob: try to keep up.

maryrose

clarice: I think the key word there was "again"

Joob

"Trolls seem to be out fishing today."

Heh. Like shooting fish in a barrel, lately.

Captain Hate

Plus the Marie Antoinette line is complete garbage betraying a less than surface knowledge of the French Revolution. I blame public schools.

DebinNC

Versailles Restaurant in Miami has a mostly "Cuban" menu with entrees running $10-15 according to tripadvisor.com.

maryrose

The video of Hillary apologising is sickening to say the least.Can you imagine how disgusted the Senators like Corker and McCain were to listen to Hillary giving her selective intelligence briefing? I know in their hearts they were thinking," you only got that Senate seat and then subsequently your position as SOS because you are married to the Big Dog Predator Drone.

narciso


thanks for playing, you don't even get a copy of the home game and a case of rice a roni.

Clarice

Yeah, maryrose..With dolts like Joob, it's more like shooting fish in a pail.

narciso

Well I put two and two together, and in my best Adrian Monk, I came up with the suspect, based on
some particulars

DebinNC

I had to look up "joob" in a dictionary. It's hard to choose the correct meaning, since most seem to fit.

peter

Good to know that AARP is bleeding members. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of DMC shills.
Please take the time to read the LUN.

Jane - Mock the Media!

This happened a few weeks ago too - is someone or something sabotaging our Jane?

My tech guys says there is no bug or virus CC. If you get it again can you copy it and email it to me? Thanks

Jane - Mock the Media!

Sandy,

The lack of color is temporary and the result of an upgrade.

sbw

Jane, you are beginning to sound like a Democrat . . . explaining that losing color is an upgrade.

Kind of like calling a bug a feature.

centralcal

Jane, I am starting to wonder what the heck! This morning I manually typed in the YouToo address and got the stupid Norton pop-up warning, blocking me from entering.

But, just now I used my bookmarks, clicked on your link and voila - got in just fine. Maybe I made a stupid typo this morning?

Dave (in MA)

I prefer Kramden antivirus. (Bang, zoom)

narciso

You know it's curious, Central, how some sites like Protein Wisdom for instance, are flagged in certain places, doubleunplusgood thinking, I believe, I had some trouble logging on two previous nights

Jack is Back

Versailles Miami on Calle Ocho is one of our all time favorites restaurants anywhere. There is no way a guy running for national office would miss making a visit for the croquetas and more importantly the Cuban-American vote.

Mark Folkestad

Jane, I just e-mailed you with an attachment that should show the warning page from Trend Titanium on your You Too Congress site. CC got through by using her bookmark, but I get the warning no matter what I do.

bgates

1:03
Hooksett man charged again with faking brain injury to get in-home nurse to change his diaper
1:04
And to think, he started out as Admiral Arleigh Burke's aide

Pronouns are not your friend, narciso.

Janet

Some kids magazines listed at Focus on the Family

narciso

Clearly I was referring to Lugar, bgates,

daddy

Just saw that Narciso.

So Hillary gives more in depth secret security briefings to the New York Times than it does to Republican Congressmen.

And CNN has Ambassador Steven's private notebooks.

Yet they all colluded in the "It Was the Video" meme.

Again makes me question if anything changed once Mitt Romney started attending Security briefings at the White House. Was Mitt being given the same cock and bull story the Administration was putting out, or possibly was Mitt now hearing real information, thus forcing the White House to grudgingly change their BS story.

I don't know how these things work but I have to imagine some in Security have to be pissed at this Administrations cover-up, and eager to get the story of that cover-up out to the public and Team Romney.

narciso

Well daddy, Mitt was just observing 'the tip of the iceberg' and look at the flak he caught, when
you think of both the audacity of the MSM/ administration zysgy and that of the planner of this operation, who not only struck on September 11th, but a very particular significant date, in their calendar.

Jack is Back

CNN just proved what a bunch of slugs they are - no longer a secret.

As I mentioned about 4 days ago - its the coverup that will destroy them and this is coming apart like the sweater my Aunt Daisy knitted for me back in 3rd grade (within a few more weeks).

daddy

"Versailles Restaurant in Miami has a mostly "Cuban" menu with entrees running $10-15 according to tripadvisor.com."

What? It doesn't have mountains of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, known as 'Ace of Spades' because of its label, as a permanent fixture at the restaurant?

Heck, what with the champaign glass itself being invented per Marie Antoinette's bosom's, it would seem that the Obama Fundraiser fest would be the very definition of Marie Antoinetteing in style.

narciso

It has a very 'Hunger Games,' theme, particularly the over the top scenes in the Capitol.


Meanwhile, the Pakistani Railways Minister, Bilour, apparently has too much time on his hands.

Jack is Back

narciso,

He also has too much money in his hands for a "railway" minister.


daddy

Excellent write-up Hit.

Didn't think we'd be vicariously lusting for Jennifer Granholm per your after action report, but hanging out in San Francisco I s'pose can lead to strange bedfellows.

Jack is Back

daddy,

Lived there for 5 years and everyday was Halloween. But then when Halloween came around it was like being in Anywhere, Iowa during a normal day. Go figure.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Sounds like I missed a great time Hit.
Wish I could have been there.

Agent J

OT-
Wife texts husband on a cold winters morning:
"Windows frozen."
Husband texts back:
"Pour some lukewarm water over it."
Wife texts back 5 mins later:
"Computer completely screwed now."

narciso

Meanwhile the brainslugs have thoroughly devoured
Carhrs Jonhson;s medulla oblungatta

narciso

The notion that he's learned anything in four years, is extremely mistaken


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/22/Obama-to-Release-One-Third-of-Gitmo-Inmates

Extraneus

was Mitt now hearing real information, thus forcing the White House to grudgingly change their BS story.

Very perceptive, daddy. If true, it's another indication that the pros are being led by amateurs.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

LOL AgentJ.

Captain Hate

The notion that he's learned anything in four years, is extremely mistaken

Just incredible after what happened this week. I don't know how anybody in uniform can re-up.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Got it Mark, thank you.

pagar

" I don't know how anybody in uniform can re-up."

I suspect that no re-ups is part of the leftist master plan.

JM Hanes

Hi, Ms Trish:

"Chorin is an economic development guy per DrewM's post and had something to do with improving the local hospital. Anyway, looks like that meeting is one reason the ambassador was in Benghazi."

Seems to be my day for dashing back and forth! Thanks for the pointer to DrewM, which I'll follow up on, this evening.

Ditto for the backgrounder on Chorin, Sandy.

Gotta run, back after sundown.


Jack is Back

Chorin's CV says The Company all over it.

Ivy League, touchy-feely concerns, Near East Language, works for Dubai (a major ME front for us), etc.

All the guys were there at the same time (The SEALS, Stevens and Chorin). Why? MANPADS? I doubt it. Something else and it could have been the information there and they knew they were targets because of the warnings.

2 weeks and we'll all know. That is the life cycle of a secret.

Jack is Back

Reds are in. I am sure Rob Crawford is as proud as me.

Still waiting for TC's answer as to why he thought the Cards would win the division?

Sandy Daze

Well JiB, Certainly a consideration, and I agree that they should be there in spades, but I think that the bungling is a bit too much to connect the dots to that group, particularly for a reasonably professional agency with so much recent experience on the front line. This isn't the Mazar el Sharif and Johnny Spann era.

And Chorin, well he cannot keep his flappin mouth shut, like here, or here or here. . .

Not much professional discretion if he were to be so employed.

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