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Danube of Thought

Minus 16 at Raz today.

Trails Romney by 4.

Old Lurker

Sundays sure would be crummy without Clarice.

centralcal

Agree, O.L.!

Captain Hate

Nice Pieces, C. I wonder what the internal discussion at Comcast is about MSNBC. They're not in the business of throwing money away without expecting a decent return on it. Microsoft has already pulled the plug on it. Hard to imagine that a lot of their conservative cable customers haven't complained about being charged in their basic package for that garbage propaganda.

mikey

Do we have a redefinition for the phrase " Clintonian"?

MarkO

Clarice, it couldn't have been better.

One would think that having been exposed, the media would tend to self-correct. Brazenly, they admit they just don't care if we know how corrupt they are.

Keep at it. We need you.

narciso

Well they were 'nudge nudged' by Mark Lloyd,
'the very model of a major apparatchik' into
establishing a number of 'very selective' network properties, Captain,

Clarice

Boy, guys--thanks!! In today's WaP Kathleen Parker suggests the R's need to attract more minorities. Guess she watched the convention on MSNBC..No?

pagar

Great Pieces, Clarice.

I still think the so called MSM is simply a bunch of leftist propaganda spreaders.

Saw a note on the last thread that the Obamas plan to sell their Chicago house.
Wonder if Rezko will serve as their real estate advisor again?

Jim Ryan

Reposting this link: Janet Daley. Excellent summary gist of the big picture (aside from the fact that the poor dear has accepted MSM portrayal of the Tea Party.)

Clarice

Chris as I said doe NOT live in DC though he pretended to. He has two houses one in nearby Md and another in Nantucket. Here is his Md House.http://www.celebrityhousepictures.com/chris-matthews.php


Think he can see the black proletariat from his front porch?

narciso

Why would she let that get in the way of her daily 'red pill' Clarice, her 'cry for help' in the Daily Basilisk, that is in pink, like the Columbia mean girl, is classically insane.

The film 'They Live' about an Alien invasion, masked by a program of subliminal programming,
intended as an allegory of the Reagan years, is the very model they are pursuing.

narciso

I thought it was decent piece, Jim, of course
the Borg has thoroughly taken over in Perfidious Albion, so Daley is offering a warning.

Captain Hate

Here's hoping that Reince Priebus is perpetually out of the office whenever Client 9's dumpy former broadcast partner calls with strategic advice.

narciso

They have brought spokeszombie Cutter, 'what need of brain' back but only for Schieffer, who is distracted by small shiny objects.

Captain Hate

The moron horde weighs in:

Clarice Feldman @ American Thinker has a piece on media insanity building to a fever during the RNC Convention and its relationship to the Preference Cascade, complete with a good definition from Glenn Reynolds.


Definitely worth your time at some point.
Good imbedded link to Sultan Knish and a discussion of how the MFM set the table for all of this.

Posted by: ontherocks at September 02, 2012 10:23 AM (aZ6ew)

MarkO

I see that Clinton advisor and purveyor of the first question about contraception in this election, Tiny George, claims there is no media bias.

They all need to be impeached in every interview. First answer should be to set the nature of their interrogation and alert the viewers as to who they are.

RokShox

The purpose of the sand sculpture is for it to be vandalized. Because racism.

narciso

Well remember he was one year behind Obama, at Columbia, and wrote his thesis, on the same topic, surrender, I mean arms control.

Jane - It's gonna be a Tsunami in November

Bill Richardson (who I always confuse with Sandy berger is back)

According to Stehanie Cutter the entire convention was personal attacks and all you know about the republicans is "Lying is a virtue".

Stephanie goes on to tell endless lies.

DebinNC

Given how vain Obama is, that jowly sand image is bizarre. That the express purpose was for it to be "attacked" is the only thing that makes sense imo.

narciso

Well they both have similar body types, as P.J. Orourke, described in another context'
compact like an attack squirrel' one pled out, another wasn't even indicted, so they have that going for them.

Ignatz

--The purpose of the sand sculpture is for it to be vandalized.--

Assuming our sandy CinC survived any overnight squalls somebody ought to drape one of those Code Pink vulva suits over it with his head sticking out. (would it be too much to also place a vuvuzela in his mouth?)
In any event it would certainly highlight just what a colossal d*** he is.
As a matter of fact it would highlight just exactly what he's been doing to the country for the last four years.

Jane - It's gonna be a Tsunami in November

Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

Gov O'Malley: That's not the question.

Wanna bet?

narciso

I heard another spokesdrone on a local station, 'that's a backward looking question'
I missed the revising of the Newspeak dictionary, in the original round.

narciso

Re that Robinson fellow at Foggy Bottom, that
seems to agree with the language at the Custer
memorial.

Jim Ryan

Obama campaign spokesman Stephanie Cutter: Obama has created "more jobs than...in the Reagan recovery."

Insanity.

DebinNC

Wish someone would ask O'Malley if his taxing and spending has left Maryland better off than VA under fiscal conservative Gov. McConnell.

Rick Ballard

The empty chair needs a "Four MORE years???" sign in front of it.

narciso

With Matthew Dowd on, I tend to doubt it.

Janet

posted by glasater on FB -

Too funny!

Jim Ryan

That's not the question.

Indeed, Jane, it is not. The question is, Are you going to continue to believe what you know are lies or are you going to admit to yourself the following:

I don't think it is a good idea to raise my boss's taxes.

I don't think the bloated federal government hasn't kneecapped the economy severely. It has.

I don't think Mitt Romney wants blacks in New Orleans to get wiped out.

I don't think Obama has created more jobs than Reagan.

I don't think we should increase spending with bankruptcy looming.

I don't think Barack Obama is an accomplished man of great wisdom.

I don't think it is racist to believe that Obama is a terrible president.

I don't think the federal government should control health insurance.

I don't believe in unlimited, unconstitutional government by fiat.

I don't think 'PGA Tour' is the n-word.

I don't think that I should keep ignoring the evidence that tax cuts can increase tax revenue.

I don't think the welfare state is sustainable.

I don't think my duty to help the unfortunate means that I must support federal poverty relief programs which go broke and make things worse. I see that now.

Etc. Etc. No, you know what? I don't really believe all that pinko garbage.

One by one, people admitting these things to themselves: preference cascade.

narciso

Is this too smelly for the fish, that they didn't give the samples or the internals is a clue;


http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/247087-poll-obama-retakes-lead-after-post-tampa-bounce-for-romney

Danube of Thought

Spectacular, Clarice.

I particularly loved lard-ass Ifill's "one mistake" characterization of Chalian's comment. The only mistake he made was not knowing the mic was on What he said was not a mistake at all; it was precisely what he wanted to say.

I'm not sure I like the term "preference cascade," but I'll go with it. I sure do sense that we're seeing one with respect to the incumbent fraud.

narciso

The proof of which, was there was no dissaproval at the time, of Chelian's remarks,

narciso

It was only subsequently when they were called on it, that they fired him.

Danube of Thought

Raz:

In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney now attracts 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. In 2008, Obama won these states by a combined margin of 53% to 46%, virtually identical to his national margin.
Ignatz

--OK, then, new question - why is the DNC running an Alfred E Neumann "What, me worry?" tribute?--

Just a small quibble, but since he is my life coach and inspiration I have to point out it is actually Alfred E. Neuman with only one "n".
I must confess I'm not too concerned about it.

mikey

How many watched Tom Friedman this morning spews his opinions on all issues but when pressed by Newt Gringrich on tax payer late term abortion the Democrat platform he states " It is defensible but I am hear as a journalist" What a wimp

Threadkiller

Why I don't like Rove (in his own words):

"Rove detailed plans for Senate and House races and joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”"

************

" A growing list of Republicans and conservatives are calling for longtime Republican adviser Karl Rove to step away from GOP campaign efforts after the strategist jested that he might have to murder Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.

William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God Political Action Committee and chairs the Religious Freedom Coalition, said today that the comment “was so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.”

“Congressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized,” he said. “Apparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should pay with his life. Jokes about murder are not jokes when it comes to politicians where the risks of assassination are real.”"

http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/turnabout-now-calls-for-rove-to-go/

Rove's preferred chair is electric.

Janet

yeah, TK...I'm sick of Rove. The people of the United States vote for their candidates...Rove doesn't get to pick. I don't want Republican masters either.
Perhaps Rove could point out the extreme Dem. position of okaying scissors stuck in a partially born infant's skull?

Captain Hate

Oh for God's sake. I take a back seat to nobody in disdain for Rove but could we please just do away with the circular firing squad?

hit and run

Empty Chair:

George Washington Addresses the Empty Chair

Captain Hate

Btw Janet, my 11:43 is in response to TK's link; I don't disagree with anything you subsequently posted.

bio mom

I agree Captain Hate. Rove and Crossroads is essential for any Republican victory in November. If Akin misspoke and should be forgiven, Rove should be forgiven also.

Danube of Thought

Yeah, let's keep all our guns pointed outside the tent for the next two months. I smell blood.

Ignatz

--Oh for God's sake. I take a back seat to nobody in disdain for Rove but could we please just do away with the circular firing squad?

Posted by: Captain Hate | September 02, 2012 at 11:43 AM--

Yeah, as long as we recognize Rove and the others still shooting at Akin, are part of the circle.

DebinNC

If anyone missed this Ned Rice fact-check of Clint Eastwood and wants a chuckle: here it is

Threadkiller

I agree, CH. This, unfortunately, was obviously going to happen. Rove didn't just dis-associate with Stankin, he decided to make a big scene out it.

Push back doesn't happen if nobody pushes to begin with.

I am swearing off Rove and Akin for the thread, if that helps.

Danube of Thought

From the New York Times, no less:

CINCINNATI – A crowd of thousands cheered Mitt Romney at a rally here during the opening leg of a cross-country campaign swing on Saturday, testing for the first time whether he can sustain political momentum coming out of the Republican National Convention.

A line of people that stretched for five city blocks awaited Mr. Romney as his motorcade pulled into the Union Terminal. Inside there were so many people that the campaign had to redirect a few hundred of them into a small overflow room, where they crammed in shoulder to shoulder.

Mr. Romney has often failed to spark much of a connection with his audiences, and enthusiasm for him along the campaign trail has often been in short supply.

But inside a soaring Art Deco-styled rotunda here, the candidate, joined by Senator Rob Portman and Representative John Boehner, the House speaker, delivered a vigorous and sharply focused speech that sent the audience into ear-splitting roars.

"Ear-splitting roars." You think the incumbent asshole is starting to sense it?

Charlie (Colorado)

Yeah, let's keep all our guns pointed outside the tent for the next two months.

What he said.

hrtshpdbox

Yeah, as long as we recognize Rove and the others still shooting at Akin, are part of the circle.
I agree - Rove does good work for the party, yada yada, but he should learn how to shut up sometimes.

Sunday thoughts. One thing that alarms me is that the betting (intrade) on Mitt's chance to win was hovering around 44.5% right until the moment he started speaking at the convention. Then it started nosediving on good volume and hasn't recovered; it's about 42.5% now (and those two points are not insignificant). For intrade bettors, the RNC convention was a net negative, or they perceive that the Dem convention will neutralize it. I've read that, barring a "black swan event", Obama's betting odds will just gradually improve until election day. That doesn't seem impossible to me, though I wonder what the black swan event was for Reagan; "There he goes again"?

On a brighter note, I was also wondering what Obama's concession speech would sound like. I can't just can't imagine him being a big enough man to be gracious; I'd guess he'd go kicking and screaming, lamenting how the populace was stupid, or the election rigged.

tootsie roll

Bain Capital illustrated.

The Bust-Out-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reiq4lEvnEw

Captain Hate

No it will not be gracious. I'll be interested to see if he can keep the seething resentment at bay; he was barely able to do that in the speech he gave after the 2010 elections and that was probably because the Pinhead Troika had convinced him the results weren't about him.

Ignatz

Axelrod declines to tell us whether we're better off now than we were four years ago.
Think Gwen Ifool would have asked Barry that question were she "moderating" a debate?

BTW if Axelrod doesn't make your skin crawl you must be made of alabaster.
If a badger were actually a particularly repellant reptile rather than a mammal its discoverer would have named it davidus axelrodus.

narciso

Inviting the Bloomberg reporter was the first mistake, good god that publication has gone fully Frum, why even call attention to Missouri, but I'm no top rocket surgeon, like him.

narciso

These are the same genius's that thought European debt was a solid MF Global play.

DebinNC

If Bain is so evil, why do so many unions put their retirement funds there? And Oprah and Mrs. John Kerry and....

Captain Hate

Iggy, given your pictoral comparison of ValJar, would a fight between her and Mr Whipple be a cobra versus mongoose type thingy?

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

"Yeah, as long as we recognize Rove and the others still shooting at Akin, are part of the circle."

I don't think anybody can question Captain Hate's bona fides on that score!

In the Akin case, I think Reince Preibus' declaration that Akin wouldn't get a dime from the RNC is far more serious than Rove's unfunny joke. I don't know what the practicable cut off date for repealing and replacing Akin is, but if the official funding raising arm of the Republican Party, itself, lets voters go to the polls without attacking Claire McCaskill, it really will be indefensible, IMO. I am such an admirer of what Preibus' has managed to accomplish in an extraordinarily brief span of time, but that would be a whole different category of offense than simply speaking his own mind.

While I've begun to doubt the wisdom of repeatedly setting our collective hair on fire about issues like this one, I do think strongly worded missives to the RNC Chairman are in order.

Ignatz

--Iggy, given your pictoral comparison of ValJar, would a fight between her and Mr Whipple be a cobra versus mongoose type thingy?

Posted by: Captain Hate | September 02, 2012 at 12:36 PM--

Actually CH, I hope it would be more like the crazy, nasty ass Honey Badger vs the cobra thing, except the Honey Badger after chewing the head off the snake doesn't quite pull through. :)

Ignatz

--In the Akin case, I think Reince Preibus' declaration that Akin wouldn't get a dime from the RNC is far more serious than Rove's unfunny joke.--

I agree JM, which is why I made the perhaps dubious but very satisfying comparison between Akin and Ryan on the Ryan marathon thread about the RNC cutting Romney/Ryan off even if they're tied because of what Ryan said.

Ignatz

--While I've begun to doubt the wisdom of repeatedly setting our collective hair on fire about issues like this one...--

Come, join me on the Alfred E. Neuman dark side, JM.
We may neither see nor care that there's a freight train bearing down on us but at least we'll have all our hair when it hits.

Jane - It's gonna be a Tsunami in November

2016 is playing in the brand new theater in my little town. I think I will go to the 2:30 show.

centralcal

Cool, Jane. Report back, please.

Danube of Thought

Romney 48, Obama 47 in the Gallup rolling seven-day average. Two-point switch from yesterday, so the most recent day must have been pretty good for RR.

Threadkiller

In an effort to push Obama across the finish line, MSNBC has announced that they will not broadcast any speeches from minorities during the convention.

Jack is Back

I almost ran over one of the MSNBC broadcast crew today on the way to church. Strong resemblance to either Ed Schulz or Chris Matthews. Sort of rusty looking, some freckles and a strong diamond pattern but it turned out to be a cotton mouth snake. Missed it by a few inches as it wiggled its across the road into bushes.

PD

How many watched Tom Friedman this morning

Not this morning, or any morning.

Clarice

I know I forgot to mention how smart Ann Romney is to have rejected a Vogue magazine spread on her.

I hope this is an indication of how the RR team plans to deal with media filth.

PD

The thing about Akin's and Rove's remarks is that, although we might overlook them, why should we have to? Why did they say such stupid stuff in the first place?

JM Hanes

Clarice:

I've been trying to do a little remedial work on the whole count-to-ten thing, but it does help to see my primal scream being put to constructive use in a larger context. I think cracks in the load-bearing media walls are really starting to show, and we owe that to strong, focused columns like yours.

Of course, being quoted by you also leaves me with a ridiculously pleased smile on my face!


C.R.

My husband and I enjoyed 2016. It's a bit cheesy in some areas where they are trying to visually demonstrate some things, but I'm sure that was due to budgetary constraints.

It's basically a documentary arguing that Obama's worldview and actions can be understood through the lens of anti-colonialism he absorbed from stories about his father, his mother, his mentors, and his left-wing education. (Starting with returning the Churchill bust... to giving money to Brazil & Mexico to drill while blocking the U.S. from drilling...to reducing our nuclear arsenal... to intentionally pushing America off the fiscal cliff.)
He doesn't see the U.S. as a force for good and wants to destroy our dominance in the world.

I'm going to make my 16 year old go see it.

Clarice

Aw, shucks, JMH. You know you're my real favorite.

pagar

If your house costs $35 million are you part of the 1%?

http://hillbuzz.org/who-is-funding-the-purchase-of-the-35-million-beachfront-hawaiian-estate-for-barack-and-michelle-obama-to-move-into-come-january-2013-2013

"The woman who is organizing the funding of the Obama’s post-presidential estate is Penny Pritzker"

My guess is that they have figured out some way for the US taxpayers to pay for it.


JM Hanes

The dark side? With you, Ignatz? Put me down as a yes.

Ignatz

--Why did they say such stupid stuff in the first place?

Posted by: PD | September 02, 2012 at 01:18 PM--

Show of hands for who hasn't said something really stupid, especially within range of a microphone.

henry

Narc, that's zandI. (I worked at the same firm many moons ago, and the women who worked near him always emphasized that).

Ignatz

--The dark side? With you, Ignatz? Put me down as a yes.--

Welcome, JM, welcome.

We believe in the promise of America where there is neither a wrong nor a right side of the tracks and where we are free to stand athwart history yelling.....well you know our motto.

Jane - It's gonna be a Tsunami in November

Sort of rusty looking, some freckles and a strong diamond pattern but it turned out to be a cotton mouth snake.

That's great!

I saw Friedman. He made me barf.

Poor AB - I hope the Obama house is on a different island.

bio mom

No, it was O up 1 today still I think in gallup.

Jane - It's gonna be a Tsunami in November

Hey TM, if you are around will you post a National #emptychairday" thread?

Thanks!

Danube of Thought

That house for the Obams almost rivalsTom Friedman's.

Ignatz

OT and bizarre but below is the Venezuelan poodle moth;

Question;
If one flew in Barry's mouth, would he spit or swallow?

Dont Shoot

"August is Chicago's deadliest month of the year

Fifty-five homicides have been recorded so far this month in Chicago, making August the deadliest month of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found."

http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/

PD

Show of hands for who hasn't said something really stupid, especially within range of a microphone.

*That* stupid? C'mon.

Nevertheless, I'm willing to stipulate that this is minor stuff, and a distraction from the central thing in this election:

Obama is the issue

PD

Question;
If one flew in Barry's mouth, would he spit or swallow?

He, the moth, would spit.

Jack is Back

Jane,

What's the plan for Monday? Do we post our chair on Twitter at #emptychairday? Then what? Also post here? Make a YouTube video and post it?

MarkO

What if I put a bucket of sand on the chair?

Agent J

I have a large granite bolder. Will I be called a "racist".?

Ignatz

What are the tax consequences if someone else buys you a $35 million house?

Clarice

Most of you ar way too young to remember this :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDXT7wC9jrc

Danube of Thought

You're right, bio mom. I misread the 46 as 48. Should have used my magnifier.

matt

Facebook, JiB.

Danube of Thought

I'd like to hear what TC says, but I believe the someone else owes gift tax on $35 Mil.

matt

Either one of my Facebook friends is on JoM, which is entirely possible, or Empty Chair Day is going viral.LUN

Jim Ryan

Boy, did I misread this line (above) at first: ...Representative John Boehner, the House speaker, delivered a vigorous and sharply focused speech that sent the audience into ear-splitting roars

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