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Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

The good news is that it will discourage gay marriage as well.

narciso

Isn't that first sentence, an oxymoron, TM, how else do we get, to the Huxleyan 'life of Julia'

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He means affordable for the government, not us, narc.

daddy

Well thank goodness there are folks in this country still willing to stand up proudly for traditional marriage, regardless what onerous regulations Congress imposes on the blessed institution:

Hugh Hefnermarried his one time runaway bride girlfriend Crystal Harris last night at the Playboy Mansion.

"Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed," Harris tweeted

According to her Twitter account, The bride wore "a pale pink Mermaid dress." She also tweeted some Balzac:

Crystal Hefner ‏@CrystalHarris
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as the sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac

Hello Dreamboat!

Jack is Back

Oh, goody!

OT: From a CNBC tweet.

"ALERT - Congressional Budget Office: Fiscal cliff bill passed by Senate would add $3.967T to the national deficit over the next 10 years."

Jimmyk

"The good news is that it will discourage gay marriage as well."

Not sure it discourages marriage specifically so much as it discourages one income, stay-at-home mom, have kids style marriage. That hurts gay marriage less than traditional marriage.

matt

Hefner leapt the shark 25 years ago. He is a parody wrapped inside a farce wrapped inside a cartoon.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"ALERT - Congressional Budget Office: Fiscal cliff bill passed by Senate would add $3.967T to the national deficit over the next 10 years."--

So, instead of jumping off of Half Dome they decided to hike up to El Capitan before taking a flying leap.
Brilliant, as the Brits say.

Jack is Back

The word on the street is that the House is going to send it back with spending cuts. The lack of cuts and postponment of the sequestered cuts seem to be the highest ranking concern with the GOP caucus.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Only a 60 year difference in age between bride and groom, Matt. Anna Nicole Smith redux?

Jack is Back

From Narc's 3:01 link to the Aaron Greene pic:

"Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said cops — acting on a tip from a couple whom Gliedman and Greene let use their shower after meeting them in Washington Square Park — found seven grams of HMTD, a highly explosive white powder, in the apartment."

So, how many of you out there, let perfect strangers you meet in a park take a shower in your house? I smell New York Police counter-terror task force at play. They suspected them and got themselves invited into the house to case it out.

matt

I had an experience at the Playboy Mansion many years ago, and the playmates are some of the hardest looking sharks I have ever seen.

That is no match made in any heaven I would want to consider. Sponsored by Viagra, Twitter, and TMZ most likely.

And how bout Kim n Kanye? What a great example for 'Merica. One sullen, no talent media whore impregnating another for the purposes of keeping their names on the funny pages for another 9 months.

daddy

And how bout Kim n Kanye? What a great example for 'Merica. One sullen, no talent media whore impregnating another for the purposes of keeping their names on the funny pages for another 9 months.

Bite your tongue, Matt!

From the new Mrs Hefner: Crystal Hefner ‏@CrystalHarris
Congratulations on your pregnancy @KimKardashian!

daddy

If $1 IN CUTS FOR EVERY $41 IN TAXES... is some kind of victory for America, I'd hate to see what a defeat for America looks like.

Worth while to again reread the opening few paragraphs of Tacitus's Annals.

Off with my eldest to see "Lincoln." Later.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--And how bout Kim n Kanye?--

That kid is gonna wear out a platoon of therapists.
Is there such a thing as preemptive CPS?

marlene

daddy...let us know what you thought of "Lincoln". We saw it Christmas night.Daniel Day-Lewis is a great actor.

narciso

Tacitus, reminds us of how brief the experiment with representative government was, in the big scheme of things, authoritarians of various types, kings, princes have been the lot,

Jack is Back

What a game!

Gamecocks just scored on 30 yard throw wtihh 11 seconds left. Big Blue is very Big BLUE right now. 2nd string QB, hell'va thrown under blitzing pressure. Unbelieavable.

Extraneus
Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, the populace with cheap corn, and all men with the sweets of repose, and so grew greater by degrees, while he concentrated in himself the functions of the Senate, the magistrates, and the laws.
I thought Columbus discovered corn in the New World.
Jack is Back

Ex,

Corn comes from the latin word for "grain". In literal translations grain comes out corn at times. The Romans did not have corn as we know it but did trade and gift in grains.

/another gem of knowledge from a Jesuit education and Father Burley's Latin classes.

Janet

No, no Extraneus...wasn't it the Muslims? Corn & calligraphy.

torquewrench

"Better never to marry - its the worst that could happen from a financial planning perspective, despite plenty of social science suggesting it has other benefits."

The deliberate destruction of the married family has been an overarching long term policy goal of the left for a century now.

And it has paid enormous dividends for them. Look at the rate at which young single women voted for Obama.

It's considerably easier to convince people of the merits of cradle to grave socialism if they operate in a culture where the only entity which is there to stand by them at cradleside and graveside is the government, for lack of anyone else there to take over the job.

Extraneus

Don't forget the number zero, Janet. And the harem, of course.

Jane - Mock the Media!

It's considerably easier to convince people of the merits of cradle to grave socialism if they operate in a culture where the only entity which is there to stand by them at cradleside and graveside is the government, for lack of anyone else there to take over the job.

That's just sad.

Jack is Back

BTW, Greta had a poll on the Rose Bowl game:

Who do you want to win?

Badgers
Wisconsin
Madison

I didn't know she is also a Wisconsin grad or native.


Jack is Back

What a travesty of television: Kathy Griffin kisses Anderson Cooper's crouch on live TV during CNN's New Years coverage.

And they keep inviting her back. No wonder no one except perverts and air travelers watch it anymore.

Jack is Back

By the numbers:

1,200

The number of car burnings so far in France by the muzzie yutes.

Pam Geller is on it like a hound dog on a ham bone.

Extraneus

What a travesty of television: Kathy Griffin kisses Anderson Cooper's crouch on live TV

I'd bet money that 53% of voters loved it.

miguel cervantes

Because she is a wretched nazgul, and one can't forget the derision, she helped facilitate against one in particular, with the ccoperation of one likeminded slime, whose name I won't repeat;

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2013/jan/1/palin-keep-faith/

Janet

My standards have gotten so low that I'm just glad that I don't have to pay a tax whenever Griffin kisses someone's crotch.

narciso

Regarding the Gliedmans, does it strike that is an awfully small cohort to be planning this, in the original cell, which they seem to modeling,
there were five, Ayers, Doehrn, Robbins, Boudin,
and Oughton,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Who would let crusty Kathy kiss his crotch besides some gayblade who is confident a little saliva on the outside of his trousers is as far as he has to worry about it going?

Honestly, is there a single straight guy who wouldn't shrink [heh] from the approach of this thing?;

Beasts of England

Ig@7:06 - You've caused my first cringe of 2013...

Dave (in MA)
What a travesty of television: Kathy Griffin kisses Anderson Cooper's crouch on live TV
If he wasn't gay before, he is now. At least he didn't look directly at her and turned to stone.
Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ig@7:06 - You've caused my first cringe of 2013...--

Please accept my apology, below :)

Melinda Romanoff

Spending cuts abandoned in House.

On to the vote.

Jack is Back

On Wisconsin and find a defense. Geez! Awful stuff from them and brillance from Stanford.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

That's what I'm talking about, Iggy.

Thomas Collins

Well, even if Wisconsin loses, Northwestern held up the honor of the Big Ten today.

Jack is Back

Boehner wil vote yes.

Go back to the bar, John. You are better there then representing the people.

jimmyk

Boehner wil vote yes.

Unbelievable. Or maybe not.

The only thing that is remotely "good" in the sense of "not as bad as I feared" was the estate tax.

Steve Landsburg:

"There is, as far as I can see, nothing — let me repeat that, nothing to like about this agreement."

http://www.thebigquestions.com/2013/01/01/why-do-i-feel-like-i-fell-off-a-cliff/

Jack is Back

The Duke and Duke party are now in big trouble. The Twittersphere is absolutely livid over the cave on the cliff. I too am very disappointed. What the hell do they think they are serving? It would have been better to just vote present on the Obama proposal to begin with. Now you get a shit sandwich which you voted for - stupid party lives among us.

Jack is Back

Yow! Scott Brown's daughter Ayla just sang the National Anthem to open up the Orange Bowl. More applause then her Dad got in November.

Jim Miller

In Britain, corn by itself just means grain.

(When they want to talk about our corn, they say maize.)

And there is the difference in the meanings of "tailback" on the opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

The biggest problem for me (aside from the major problem that the deal is extraordinarily bad policy) is the appearance that this is a "bi-partisan" bill. The Republicans become aiders and abettors, giving the loathsome jug eared jerk in the White House the opportunity to tout his ability to "work across the aisle". It's crap.

Captain Hate

What opposition party?

MarkO

Small wonder we can't win an election.
I am reminded of France in 1940.

jimmyk

We need to send a message in 2014: Run Tea Partiers in the primaries against any Republican who votes for this embarrassment. I hope Boehner gets tossed as speaker. I'm afraid to even ask how Ryan is voting, though I suspect it's "nay."

narciso

Well that was a pointless exercise, but somehow not surprising, was my surmise about the modern day 'Bonnie and Clyde' on target, only two members to a cell?

AliceH

Wow. BREAKING: Illinois Bill to Ban All Modern Firearms

Press release:


“The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .

RichatUF

Evening all. Catching up. So we didn't go over the cliff after all, the House passed a bill that "we have to pass to see what's in it". Great.

What was the Rose Bowl score?

narciso

Which will put an end to gun crime in Greater Illinois, oh wait,

Jack is Back

Perspecitve from IowaHawk:

"Washington cutting spending by $15B over 10 years is equivalent to a 2-pack / day smoker promising to forgo 1 cigarette. Per year"

Light them up!

Jack is Back

jimmyK,

If you can make it, NK and I are meeting at Randolph's Bar at the Warwick Hotel on the 3rd at 5:15pm. I have a dinner with friends at 6:30 at NYAC. Try to make it.

Captain Hate

I'm afraid to even ask how Ryan is voting, though I suspect it's "nay."

Speaking of Ryan, where was he during all this fiscal cliff crap? He's the resident expert on the budget, right? And has shown himself to be well prepared and articulate.

Why was he not front and center?

Rick Ballard

Rich,

This is the biggest news since Chamberlain returned from Munich with the "peace in our time" accords. I can't imagine why you aren't thrilled to your toes.

I just wish I knew when ZIRP ∞ will be accepted as the final answer.

Rick Ballard

CH,

Ryan is waiting to see if Mitt will take the bait and go for Goldilocks 2016 on a "third time's a charm" basis. I feel Governor Romney certainly has the hubris to believe he's the answer - and the money to piss away proving himself wrong.

Again.

jimmyk

JiB,
If you can make it, NK and I are meeting at Randolph's Bar at the Warwick Hotel on the 3rd at 5:15pm.

I should be able to make it. Looking forward.

Wow, two JOM meetups in one week.

RichatUF

Evening Rick. Happy New Year. Hope your holidays went well.

And what can I say. I was sure we'd go over the cliff especially after Obama's press conference. Regardless, I'm more worried how I'll be able to scale back to something less than full time and what that will entail (I can afford to drop to 28/wk). I'd hate to find out that I won't be able to because of ACA (so much for the Dems "looking out").

RichatUF

Gov. Romney to spend another 25 million purchasing most electable. Maybe the GOP should run a Huntsman-Vonivich ticket on a "Vote for us were Dems" theme.

RichatUF

Wow, two JOM meetups in one week.

Lucky dog.

Janet

Light them up!

RichatUF

Evening Janet.

RichatUF

Why was he not front and center?

The deal is a turd and he doesn't want his name anywhere near it.

Janet

Hey Rich.

Captain Hate

The deal is a turd and he doesn't want his name anywhere near it.

That deal, yes; but why not anything previously? Seriously, is there any evidence Boehner has done one effing thing worthwhile in the last 2 months?

RichatUF

Sowell hits the right notes of DOOM in his NR piece.

Rick Ballard

CH,

He's certainly protected the oligarchy quite well - does he have any other function?

jimmyk

If you can make it, NK and I are meeting at Randolph's Bar at the Warwick Hotel on the 3rd at 5:15pm.

Hey, peter, if you're around, you should come too. (And any other NYers I may not be aware of.)

Lucky dog.

On opposite coasts, consecutive days.

jimmyk

Grover Norquist is more optimistic than I am.

Grover Norquist ‏@GroverNorquist

Now the fight moves to spending cuts. Rs have leverage of Continuing resolutions (since no senate budget) and debt ceiling.

Now the "Boehner Rule" will demand that any debt ceiling hike be matched dollar for dollar by spending cuts. Obama failed to change that.

narciso

There's a scene in ZD 30, which according to this account, from the record actually happened;

The CIA prepared a formal reception for their new star agent. One of the CIA’s top experts on al Qaeda, Jennifer Matthews, eager to make Balawi feel welcome, had the base’s chef bake a birthday cake. Scott Roberson, the base security chief, had been following the preparations with unease. When a colleague told him he wanted to witness the arrival of the informant who had caused all the commotion, Roberson replied, Stay far away from this.

His recommendation was ignored, and the outpost blows up,

Rick Ballard

jimmyk,

Are out cuts scored the same as current cuts? If they are, there ain't no Boehner Rule.

narciso

THey'll have a dozen fewer members in the next session, why didn't they do something now,

Rick Ballard

Narciso,

Eight fewer members, 35 new faces. I still don't have a firm count on the new Tea Party Caucus numbers.

Clarice

I think Norquist may well be right.

narciso

How was the week with the Wolverine, Clarice,

RichatUF

I'm doubtful Norquist is right on this (but unsuprised he'd be looking for a microphone) and the debt ceiling fight will end up much like the previous one (with a dash of this lastest debacle). The Reps will cave and the US will get another debt downgrade.

The "doc fix" was supposed to be Medicare cuts in the out years to create "surpluses as far as the eye can see". How has that worked in principle?

narciso-

Was that the Afghan station that was bombed a few years ago?

narciso

Yes, that was the one, FOB Chapman, the security chief who gave the warning, was killed along with practically everyone else, including one of our top AQ targeters,

RichatUF

On opposite coasts, consecutive days.

Frequent flyer. Hope the TSA doesn't feel you up. Yuck.

Going out there for work?

RichatUF

Looks like FSU is handling business against NIU. Oh well.

Clarice

I'm not personally fond of Norquist, but I think he and Kristoff have a point here. Obama got very little, the fight continues, with taxpayers now getting a taste of what "redistribution" means when they get the new tax bills and the Republicans will live to fight again the spending cut war without being hated for the increases.

Melinda Romanoff

Oh, great.

The "Big Push" has arrived. And they have the "Default" gun in their hand.

Use Argentina(1991) as your guide, please.

Later.

narciso

You mean 2001, under De La Rua, whose son thinks he is Shakira's agent,

These are the insights of the Triskelion collared serfs at the 'baby momma's alma mater'

http://fnewsmagazine.com/2012/11/election-aftermath/

narciso

Oh, btw, here's one of her professors;

Quinn co-edited the Handbook of Social Justice in Education with 1960s radical and domestic terrorist William Ayers and another editor in 2008 while teaching at SAIC.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/01/greenwich-village-bomb-making-suspects-have-upper-class-left-wing-ties/#ixzz2GmscR2XK

Melinda Romanoff

There will be a currency crisis, soon, since it was the plan all along.

More later.

G'night all.

Clarice

C'mon..the alternative was even greater taxes on everyone and being in a worse position politically to keep fighting for spending cuts.

It's a long war.Pretend it's a chessboard and a couple of pawns were sacrificed to protect the bishops, knights, king and queen.

Melinda Romanoff

And at 11:30 the last vote will be cast, by BHO.

FYI. No penalties for spiking, of course.

Jane on Ipad

If they require cuts in the same amount as the raise in the debt ceiling, why raise it at all?

The only up side I see here is people will realize all those new taxes come directly from Obamaville, and there will be a lot of them.

Clarice

"The only up side I see here is people will realize all those new taxes come directly from Obamaville, and there will be a lot of them."

BINGO

narciso

There's no Cavallo in this rodeo, this time, Greene pere, a 'wonderful chap', decorating instead of utilities, but the same mindset,

Melinda Romanoff

No.

The spike is about to be nailed in what will be left of the Republican Party. This was the goal, not the results.

Watch the speech.

Illinois is going for full gun confiscation in their next bill tonight. So you can see the model in action.

jimmyk

I'm with Rich, that the Reps will make a half-hearted attempted at wielding the debt ceiling as a club, and then give in at the first media-created sign of public dismay over delayed Social Security checks.

Incidentally, another gem hidden inside this bill is another extension of UI benefits. Europe here we come.

Melinda Romanoff

Going to try and sleep.

G'night again, all.

Clarice

Here was the choice:Insist on a spending cut which the Senate would not agree to and be tagged with causing the drop off the cliff or hammer out the best deal possible on limiting tax raises and live to fight the spending cut another day without being the bogeyman.

Clarice

This month the Obamacare monstrosity starts to become fully known to the dopes who voted for him.

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