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October 31, 2012


Eric in Boise

Welcome back, Tom. We're still sending prayers your way. Stay safe.


Nobody knows the trouble you've seen...


Now that Barack has saved you from Sandy (and made out with Christie), will you be voting for the 0 ????


Okay, I've been watching these Windows 8 commercials for a while, where people draw circles and lines on their touchscreen, and then stuff happens on the screen. I don't see the relationship between what they do and what follows.

What are they *doing*, anyway? I don't get it.

Ralph L

This post could mean anything from "not feeling fresh" to wife and kids swept away by the waters.


Ralph, true. But we're glad TM's situation is at least well enough for him to make an appearance.


I think I forgot to say happy birthday to Pagar.
I guess I just remembered. HB P!


one assumes it's not the latter, but I remember the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, which had similar impacts down here.


I am skeptical of this Weather Report.

Wind kicks up 100-year-old volcanic ash in Alaska

"A smog-like haze that hung over part of Alaska's Kodiak Island this week was courtesy of a volcanic eruption - 100 years ago.
The National Weather Service said strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest volcanic blast of the 20th century."

Any meteorologists 'mongst us?


I'm not s meteorologist, but I always thought that one in Martinique was more significant,
wind seriously.


Perhaps the reason I've had no Trick or Treaters tonight is that they are being eaten by local grizzly bears.

Authorities last night killed a 700 pound Griz that had broken through a local families garage door, but now they realize he was not the one that was shot but escaped last week while raiding nearby chicken coops: Fish and Game kills grizzly bear suspected in Stuckagain Heights break-ins

JM Hanes

Well, this is nice. Did y'all see the comparison of Obama's 5 endorsements from retired military folks vs Romney's list which is so long you have to scroll it. And scroll it.


the last one, on his list, sounds like Joe Sestak, although Dennis Blair, had a similar profile, and remember how quickly he went 'under the bus'



That's great, and certainly no surprise to Military Vets. Hope it gets a lot of play.

I also came across this excellent story at Insty where NRO paid for a full page ad in a Penn State Campus Newspaper to congratulate Hockey Stick Prof Michael Mann on his Nobel Peace Prize.

Ha!. Methinks that if Prof Mann thinks his Law Suit is causing sweat over at NRO he has got another thing coming:)


That's great. Not only unintimidated by Mann, but firing back with the mockery he so richly deserves.

Anyone who damages his own reputation by fraudulently misrepresenting it, in a lawsuit alleging damage to his reputation, certainly should be laughed out of court. Can someone be jailed for bringing such a frivolous lawsuit?


Kelly ‏@KLSouth

#Oregon: The Salem Statesman-Journal has endorsed Mitt #Romney: " “America needs a profound leader." #OR
Retweeted by Jana


Since I am not even trying to catch up apologies if I am repeating stuff you guys have already mentioned. I am watching Greta interview FOX reporter Katherine Herridge reveal the Cable from dead Ambassador Stevens asking for security and saying that the militias and Al Quaida and many affiliated groups are in Benghazi.

The point I again find interesting is when Greta asks, "where did you get this cable?", the reporter says "from her confidential sources," meaning it is whistleblowers, not the Administration. No surprise.

As Issa said last week, It seems that we are still only getting our info on Benghazi from whistleblowers. Greta and Katherine Herridge think they are going to continue to get leaks and that we will get to the bottom of this.


"but firing back with the mockery he so richly deserves."

You bet PD. I can't think of a more satisfying strategy than going whole hog publicizing all over the place what a great Nobel Peace Prize Winner this jackass Michael Mann is, so much so that he eventually gets pissed of enough that he now tries to get them to cease and desist. Beautiful.


Catherine Herridge: From What I See State Department Has Culpability in Death of Ambassador

Ralph L

C Bob, commenting at Blackfive, lists the things I don't get about Benghazi--except the last one:
What's weird?
-That the administration thought a cartoonish movie protest story would float for more than 10 seconds.
-That they thought this wouldn't get out.
-That if their decision to not defend was righteous why they wouldn't offer the reason and put it behind them before the election.
-That they're still lying.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Cross posted from old thread.

Happy All Saints' Day to all JOMers.

For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest , In The Mansions of the Lord. especially for our departed loved ones.

Whether you are religious or not, these links will inspire you, I guarantee it. The first, sung at Pres. Ford's memorial service was one my mom chose for her funeral in 1987. The second, sung at Pres. Reagan's was composed for the soundtrack of We Were Soldiers. I can't get through either one with a dry eye.


I'm listening to Mitt's Jacksonville rally on cSPAN and I'm wondering when he started this habit of saying, "By the way?" I noticed it for the first time during a debate, but tonight it is annoying the heck out of me.


I wrote the original KUMBAYA.

Do I get a NOBEL???

We might as well call it the LIBTARD PRIZE.
It is absurd.


Just came across this post from Porchlight during catch-up.

"This morning I thought of something about Benghazi that I'm sure every single person here has already thought of and/or expressed, but please forgive my denseness:

Obama didn't just leave 4 Americans to die in Benghazi. He left the entire US consulate staff of over 30 people to die.

It was only because of the courage of Ty Woods and Glen Doherty that those people are not either dead or hostages now.

Forgive my statement of the obvious, I just had to get that out."

Wow! That had not crossed my mind, Porchlight. Stunning.


Daddy and Porchlight. As I've said many times, my Youngest Bro... is State Dept. Diplomatic Security. This shit is serious.


And I want you JOMer's to know that I couldn't ask for a nicer bunch of folks to go to Hell with than you guys.

Obama’s inauguration reverend: All
whites are going to hell


My brother has been State Diplomatic Security for about 7-8 years, since leaving the USAF as a young Major.
Iraq for a few months. New York office...U.N. for 2 years, D.C. Dr Rice's detail, 2 years, 6 months escortin Doctor Rice as FORMER SEC/STATE. 2 years Security at Amman Jordon. Last year Iraq.
These men (and women) risk their lives every day. My bro worked closely very closely every day with the Tyrone Wood, CIA contractor people.

Obama is filth. Obama has no clue what he is doing.


I find it amazing Gus.

To just sit by doing nothing and let over 30 US citizens get annihilated, and then scramble to cover it up by blaming it on some video? That was the game plan?

And we Conservatives are supposedly the heartless ones who can't "empathize?" Geez.


Ralph. When the shit hit the fan. Obama and his "team", were not "capable" of handling the 3am phone call. Most of the M.E. and Islamic North Africa, is in FLAMES and SHAMBLES. Ralph, Obama's pathetic WORLD VIEW is COUNTER to reality. So since 2 years ago SPRING, when it became more than apparent, that OBAMA was clueless, rudderless, and being laughed at, by those ISLAMISTS, THAT HE THOUGHT HE COULD PLACATE.......(NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN STYLE)those forces who MIGHT or MIGHT NOT hate us, moved to the YES WE HATE THEM column. Obama was busy flossing his 7 iron.

We have a complete and utter FUCK UP in charge.


Daddy. I'm really really sorry, but the truth is.....Obama et al, are complete fuck-ups. Obama has NEVER been called to TASK. NEVER.
Seriously. And I mean SERIOUSLY. Obama is a walking talking SOCIOPATH/NARCISSIST.

He doesn't care about ANYTHING except HIMSELF.

Mom? Nope. Grandparents? Nope. His SPRITUAL MENTOR AND ADVISOR Jeremiah Wright???? NOPE.
The thing is Daddy. People like me, are derided and criticized for being HARSH.
I am.
I am also accurate.....FACTUALLY.


The guy is divorced, what is the big deal if he paid for sex in another country?

Dave (in MA)

And... (drumroll)

It's Menendez, ripping off Dominican hookers.

Some Guy

The guy is divorced, what is the big deal if he paid for sex in another country?

Didn't that same fella make comments about someone needing to be fired because they paid for sex in another country?

Just say'n


Sara, that is PRICELESS.

Having SEX with women in FOREIGN COUNTRIES, is nothing but NORMAL COMMERCE!!

I used to be a Democrat. Wow.


Client number nueve!

Some Guy

It's a culture of copulation I tell ya!

Throw the bums out!



Some Guy

Did the hookers get free birth control?

Has anyone notified Sandra Fluke?

Ralph L

Daddy, how dare you assume any of us are white! Those alleged JOMers you met were actors, not real commenters, and the photos are fake. You're the one here who has to worry.


Some Guy: I must have missed something, because I am clueless to what you are talking about.


Long post. Is it possible that this is true?

Obama’s Public Military Endorsements:

General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret) General Colin Powell, USA (Ret) Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret) Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret) Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

Mitt Romney’s Public Military Endorsements:

Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.) General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.) General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret) Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.) Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.) General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret) General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret) General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret) Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret) General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret) Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret) General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret) General William Kernan, USA, (Ret) Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret) General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret) General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret) General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret) General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret) Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret) General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret) General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret) General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret) Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.) Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.) Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.) Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.) Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.) Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.) Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.) Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.) Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.) Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.) Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.) Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.) Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.) Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.) Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.) Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.) Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.) Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.) Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.) Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.) Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.) Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.) Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.) Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.) Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.) Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.) Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.) Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.) Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.) Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.) Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.) Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.) Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.) Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.) Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.) Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.) Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.) Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.) Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.) Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.) Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.) Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.) Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.) Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.) Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.) Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.) Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.) Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.) Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.) Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.) Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.) Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.) Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.) Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.) Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.) Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.) Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.) Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.) Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.) Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.) Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.) Rear Admiral David Oliver “D.O.” Smart, USNR, (Ret.) Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert H. “Bob” Spiro, USN, (Ret.) Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.) Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.) Major General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.) Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.) Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.) Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.) Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.) Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.) Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.) Major General David E.B. “DEB” Ward, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.) Major General John Welde, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.) Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.) Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.) Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.) Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.) Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.) Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA,

Any questions on where the military stands on this matter?

Some Guy

Sen. Menendez and the Secret Service scandal:


TK the day that MILITARY/ex-Military endorsements are on an equal plain for PATHETIC LIBTARD PUKES, like Obama. We must re-evaluate WHY.


Bb,b, bb, bbb, bbb, but Akin, is bbbbbb bad!!
He says UN-P.C. things!!! He is bad!!!!
Killing BABIES is changing the subject.

Libfucks are easy,.


but, but, but, but, Akin said some WAY WAY WEIRD STUFF.
Killing babies is A-OK.


Lot of caveats in that statement, Gus.


Yes Sara. I'm equivocating or something. On the other hand AKIN is really really evil because......errrrr, because.......

Sara, did you see how I dispatched HRTSHPEDLBTRD.


Btw. Thank you Sara.


LOL Gus, I was talking about the Menendez statement. I agree with you statement sarcasm. LOL


Thank you Sara. I'm on a roll.


Obama is TOAST.
The LYING HACK, is going to be SHIT CANNED on Tuesday.

God help him.

Ralph L

I'm on a roll.
Or something.


Cracker. Obama needs a friendly nudge!! Hahahahahahhaha
Pathetic crap.


Ralph loves "others" of some sort!!! Yes,.. Ralph LOVES others so much!!!
I mean a dizzy pile of crap like RALPH... thinks...that Ralphie-poo, loves OTHERS.


Ralphie!!!! Tell us all how SUPERIOR you are!!!!!



Gus, look for hypodermic needle marks in the candy wrappers from tonights haul.

Don't hear enough from that one.

I heart heart-shaped box.




wow hot.

Not timid, not shy, but hard to find.

Luv ya Gus, but hsb is a reliable and insightful commenter I know from way back when, possibly even outside JOM.


Ralph L,

I admire the Democrats this Election for keeping Religion out of the campaign. There is that small exception of course of Obama's hand picked Inauguration Preacher telling us that if we vote for Obama we are going to Heaven and if we vote against him we are going to Hell, but other than that little bit about our vote condemning our souls to Eternal Damnation, they've done a fine job of keeping Religion out of politics this Election Season.

And the same with Race. Nice of them to keep that issue on the back burner. There is again that small exception that if you are White you are going to Hell for Eternal Damnation, but other than that they've been pretty vanilla about Racism.

It almost makes me consider joining the Dem's. With the exception of being Damned to Eternal Hell for one's skin color and for one's vote, their tolerance is as a light unto the world. Kumbaya!


but other than that little bit about our vote condemning our souls to Eternal Damnation, they've done a fine job of keeping Religion out of politics this Election Season.

Well that and that little disagreement with Cardinal Dolan and the Catholic Bishops.

Jane on IPad

So it looks like State set Stevens up and Obama murdered him.. Nice.

Mark Folkestad

Dear God, let this election be over soon, and with results to rejoice over. Amen.

I have two batches of Canadian cousins, and they are an exemplary bunch. But they have a deep political divide. The majority are staunch conservatives, but some are liberals. One of the liberals, out in Quebec, doesn't have the money to send to Obama (most of these kinfolk are dual-citizens) that she wanted to at the last minute, because she was bilked out of several hundred dollars by a Facebook doppelganger scam artist posing as another of our family without actually hacking the account. The great irony is that this passionate liberal got sucked into a promise that Obama would send her ten times her investment if she sent a minimum of five hundred in. A sweet, loving, kind and politically confused woman, and thank God that the scam kept her from donating that money to the real Obama campaign.


hsb is a reliable and insightful commenter

hsb tried to paraphrase anyone who commits a rare but terrible crime should be punished and it came out nobody ever commits that crime and if you say different you're a liar. hsb is unable to discern any difference between those two sentiments. I'll give you "reliable", in the sense of "consistently functionally illiterate and belligerent about it".

Jane - Mock the media

Well I'm disappointed in the Menedez story. Will anyone even pick it up? I doubt it.


Hey TomM- what's up with Sandy? The CLP tree crew came by my house at 02:45 last night to remove the Oak tree from the utility wires-- electric comes back first, who knows when cable/internet and Phone hardline come back. I know this because my wife texted me the news, I was 40 miles away in a Manhattan hotel room. I guess I owe some home care penance. Good luck to you and yours getting power and utilities back asap. BTW-- CNBC reports that NY Metro area now facing fuel shortage because gas storage terminals still w/o power. Yeah.

Captain Hate

Yeah it sounds like another nothingburger served up by Drudge and indicative of nothing more than Menendez's hypocrisy toward the Secret Service idiots who all deserved to be canned anyway. It'll probably shake a few Libertardians/Ronulans out to whine about prostitution being a victimless crime before being warned for the last time to stay off my lawn.


Will any Republican go on a Sunday show and demand that the MSM talk to him or her about Benghazi and why they refuse to cover the death and coverup?

They have it within their power to change this embargo. Do they have the courage?

Danube of Thought on IPad

Loooks like ol' Gus had a lotta medicine last night.


Weasel Clark, Colon Powell, some Jag off and a couple other guys standing around not paying much attention? That is what he has for support? Wow its even worse than I thought.

I will have to check in with the earnest young lieutenant on his thoughts.


During yesterday's Obama-Christie flyover of the New Jersey coast they were greeted by this message in the sand:



Insty linked to this liberterian blog-- there is truth to this. last night and through to this morning there was no power between 41st St -36th st between 5th-Sixth avenues. No traffic lights, and NO traffic cops at intersections. I walked down in the dark and back up in the dark this morning. Drivers-- MANHATTAN-- drivers were prudent and safe and pedestrians watched for cars. Nobody had to give directions, people were guided by common sense-- it worked well.


It's a sad day when we can't even come up with a decent sex scandal on either side of the aisle. What are we coming to?

My b i l wrote that he's concerned with a Wis poll showing O by 8 and Baldwin winning. That has to be B.S.


It turns out JEF's tarmac stop in Green Bay today won't be enough... he'll be back on Saturday in Milwaukee with Katy Perry. Meanwhile Bill Clinton is staying in the state for the duration, and both Bidens are here as well. Must be that Marquette poll.


Katy Perry and BOTH Bidens?-- Game Changers...


Wisconsin in the past has been razor thin. 2008 was not but that electorate is long gone and not coming back. Paul Ryan on the ticket and Priebus has a turnout machine that has had two successful dry runs. Republicans are going to be feasting on Wisconsin cheddar Tuesday night...


GMAX-- remember, Katy Perry and BOTH Bidens are in Wisc.

Captain Hate

Please keep those grifters out of Ohio.


GMax, NK- Don't forget Slick Willie is here as well! (Possibly staying on to grab some Katy P).


I kissed a girl and I liked it? That Katy? Well she might want to snuggle up to old Tammy, I think Tammy likes it A LOT, too...


Seriously-- it appears that AxelPlouffe are trying to win Wisc with Slick Willie and use extra legal means in Ohio and Pa.


Is there anyone left who hasn't decided? Come on. Now we're talking about getting people out to vote.

As Chevy says in "Caddyshack," "I'm a veg, Danny."


I've decided Cue Balls Biden should be the VP's new moniker for the disrespect that was instinctive on such a tragic day.

NK-how is the Greenwich Village area? Did it flood? I get my Lapsang Souchong from McNulty's and just realized they are certainly without power. And that all those precious teas might be waterlogged.

Oh No. I should have restocked already.

We also have a new thread up but this one is still on the first page.

Captain Hate

I've decided Cue Balls Biden should be the VP's new moniker for the disrespect that was instinctive on such a tragic day.

I hope that brainless clod's comment cost a few votes.


Drudge had a link yesterday where the Denver mayor blurted out that the D early voting was not working in WI. Somebody else linked Ace about JEF requiring 2 days GOTV in WI for tickets to his "victory" party in Chicago. Today we learn JEF is coming back Saturday. Firewall engulfed? Can you say SHITCANNED?


So, Obozo has to bring Katy Perry to his events in WI to ensure an adequate turnout?
How telling is that development?

Just for reference, thought I'd post an older picture of Obozo that speaks to his response to this year's 9/11 attacks. . .

Obama is a cat in a dog-eat-dog world

Kinda says it all, doesn't it ?


Caption should read "Unfortunately, the American commander in chief is a cat in a dog-eat-dog world."
Sorry it didn't fit !


The Greenwich Village Halloween parade was postponed, so I didn't head down there. No flooding, but still significant power outage in the Village.

hit and run

Good morning. Through yesterday, North Carolina has now passed 2M early votes, exceeding last year's total early/absentee votes of 1.94M. In person early voting ends Saturday, so we have three more days, and absentee votes will continue to be counted if received by election day.

If voting continues at it's current pace the 2012 early voting total will be 35-40% higher than 2008. The early vote total will also be more than 50% of the 4,353,739 total NC votes cast in 2008 and may be as high as 60% of that total.

Using my voter party id-to-Ras split by party method of allotting votes to candidates, Romney has now been at 50% or greater for 7 of the past 8 days, the only exception being on Sunday when the vote total was just a quarter of the average voting day. Romney is currently at 49.8% overall -- and if today's voting is close to the past week, he should surpass 50% today.

In 2008, my estimate of Obama's total early vote count is 1.013M. Through yesterday, Romney's has reached 1.027M. McCain received 911K early votes in 2008

One other note:
I have adjusted my model to reflect the fact that JMH has not yet voted.

Jim Ryan

Katy Perry

Locking up the 14-year-old girl vote.

Thomas Collins

What's it with these government types (Secret Service and US Senator) trying to stiff hookers?


According to the Daily Caller, the women claim "Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100."

Not only a hypocrite (SS scandal), but a cheap one. Maybe he came home and bragged he stiffed the hookers twice.

Rob Crawford
The guy is divorced, what is the big deal if he paid for sex in another country?

It's the failure to pay that's the issue, really.

Think about it -- he flies to a third-world country to take advantage of women who have few other ways of supporting themselves than selling their bodies. And shorts them on the payment.


"What's it with these government types (Secret Service and US Senator) trying to stiff hookers?"

Maybe he couldn't stiff them so he shorted them.

Of course he could have shorted them and that is why he paid them little.

Possibly he had little, so he compensated them accordingly.

If he was compensating....


Forget the Menedez scandal. The Christie republican party in NJ is crony controlled from top to bottom. A disgrace they cannot nominate a strong challenger for either of the US Senate seats.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Usually you figure it will be a Republican in a sex scandal and a Democrat involved in money shenanigans, but Menendez is a two-fer.
He should caucus(sp?) as an Independent.


I fear Chris Christie has gone the way of Arnold. Enamored by his fame and media persona, he over values government and its role in society.

NJ does not need FEMA to recover from the storm damage. Reconstruction will cost 2x the price because of union work rules. Christie is doing nothing in NJ to lessen the hold that unions and public workers have on the state.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If Steve is a conservative Republican how come every comment starts out with "Forget the Democrat scandal/bad news du jure..."?


"... If Steve is a conservative Republican how come every ..."

because I want to win with solid candidates who stand for small government. For example, I want Romney to counter this woman's equal pay nonsense by saying those are extraneous government regulations which hamper the economy, saddle businesses with extra costs that make them less competitive in the global market.

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