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Chubby

((Well, this is all fun to talk about, but the LIVs could care less.))

actutally this is exactly the kind of human interest stuff they do react to, while talk of tax rates, economics and sequesters make their eyes glaze over.

Rick Ballard

I wonder if radio silence occurred due to gogol pulling their ads? Typhuspad's "everyday low price" (the price is actually commensurate with the quality) is offset by their TOS inclusion of the right to insert ads. Is gogol tinkering with blog assassination as a sideline to its main political activity?

Rick Ballard

I wonder if radio silence occurred due to gogol pulling their ads? Typhuspad's "everyday low price" (the price is actually commensurate with the quality) is offset by their TOS inclusion of the right to insert ads. Is gogol tinkering with blog assassination as a sideline to its main political activity?

Chubby

Davis was on Hannity this aft, supported Woodward 101%

NK

jimmyK-- doesn't take much imagination what punk Sperling's original threat was. "You'd better get back in line Woodward you old fool... otherwise we'll cut WaPo out completely, and when your editors call to complain we'll tell them its Woodward's fault. And remember, WE own the media, we'll cut you up just like we did to Hillary, and Petraeus and McCrystal. Don't think we can do it? We got Stevens killed and you never hear his name in the media anymore. Just try us old man." Something like that.

Sandy Daze

and NK, what about Andrew Breitbart ?

Clarice

Amazing, isn't it, how Hit remembers all that stuff. Does he have a steel trap mind or just a lot of space as yet unused? XOXO

narciso

I remembered 'Reset' Reines, cussing out of Michael Hasting, which was a 'poor choice' as well Atkinson being berated by now former DOJ spokesman,

Jane - Mock the Media!

Hey! I just found out I'm on my way back to Naples - but just for one night.

rse

Has anyone else thought about how letting out illegal immigrant convicts to make a point about the sequester makes the 2nd amendment "you don't need arms because you have police protection" seem just that much more arbitrary, We will protect who we like, where we like is more like it.

Kitty is glad JOM is back up, She hates it when I work in DR.

Danube of Thought iPad

What did NR say about Article II?

Jane - Mock the Media!

I can't find the link to Hit's Instalaunche - will someone indulge me?

Mark, I assumed everyone was in on it. You need to get on the JOM mailing list. I can't see the names and only can "reply to all", so I am no help whatsoever. (But Hit has it)

I should have put it on twitter tho.

NK

WE'RE IN THE MONEY, WE'RE IN THE MONEY!!!
Duke LAX players get their payoff (details not disclosed): http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/duke-university-lacrosse-players-end-lawsuit-against-school.html

narciso

Here it is,


http://thevimh.blogspot.com/2008/03/obama-campaing-provides-more-heat.html

I went to the other safehouse, from times past,
and that's how I find my way to your site

Jane - Mock the Media!

Thanks Narc. I hope those Duke guys all are millionaires today.

caro

Jane did not even email me. :(

Jane - Mock the Media!

Caro,

Aren't you on the JOM email list? Well hell. That is certainly not my fault. Get with the program!!!

rse

Steve Jobs' widow http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/22/laurene-powell-jobs-promoting-us-immigration-reform-with-new-website and condi rice have gone on the bd of jeb's ed outfit. Got the announcement today.

The group is also expanding beyond it's ed message that TX is supposed to be getting on board with-a student centered approach to be college and career ready like the other states. But its materials now expressly mention immigration reform just like the jobs link.

Right now where the mainstream reps want to go is anathema for legitimate reasons to so many. And Rick speaking of your ruling families reference earlier, apparently son George did the intro at the TX get on board political get-together.

rse

And rice is on board of aspen institute.

I think we have a real problem with good people who think their personal good intentions mean they have no duty to match up what they advocate for with what is really coming. And conflicts of interest are simply how former politicians without a law license support themselves.

matt

gee, I never got to Jane's site. Just back from a luncheon featuring Ramirez. Funny guy and very smart. Good manner of speaking as well.

We have so much ammunition against these grifters and yet it all seems to be overwhelmed by the mass adulation of the media for the grifter in chief.

The Woodward/Davis brouhaha may be crack in the facade. Obama is willing to lie, stonewall, use executive privilege and subvert the law to get his agenda through.

NK, going after the WaPo is a very bad idea. When the house biographer who has gone through 7 administrations calls you a weasel, perhaps it is time to make peace.

However, as the hagiography linked on P1 of this thread notes, Obama is a mean, vindictive, uncompromising prick full of hissown self, as they used to say. That is the Obama we need to encourage; enough so that even his Low info voters can't stand his sorry ass.

hit and run

The google group is owned by Chaco -- and it is different than the "email list" that we developed in the summer of 2011.

I cannot add anyone to the google group.

There people who are on the "email list" who are not part of the google group (Caro is one of them), and vice versa.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Woodward and Sperling's spat is nothing more than the usual hooker-john dispute over payment.

The players may change but the institution of the streetwalking press and the politicians driving up for a little service has not only not cracked, it has never been more solidly entrenched.

In fact it looks like our press corps has abandoned all pretense of even a whore's professional ethics and become an all volunteer force donating their services to the cause.

centralcal

MarkO - I sent you a Direct Message via Twitter, yesterday that we were regrouping at Jane's blog. Did you not get it? I am not too good with Twitter functions, but I think AliceH got her DM from me.

Rick Ballard

RSE,

Nothing ever changes in Fnorkville. There is some news of political interest - Snyder is taking over Kwametown tomorrow, Italy now has a real clown show for a government (the result of the electorate demonstrating exactly how "What difference does it make?" works out electorally) and those crazy college kids are now defaulting on student debt at a rate higher than the typical dead beat credit card defaulter.

I wonder if their serf collars feel heavier after default?

dublindave

A friend of mine told me he once saw Bob Woodward with his family and he approached him for an autograph. Woodward broke down and continually cried " take it all, whatever's in my wallet take it,take my wife and child but please for the love of God don't harm me". My friend apoligized and left. He said Woodward had pissed his panties.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

This may have already been linked but Joe Biden now recommends discharging one's shotgun through a closed door at whomever may be knocking on the other side.
There is more of his distilled idiocies at the link.

He's the Secretariat of morons who somehow bests his last idiocy in every new outing.

narciso

It seems like a very Benigni Republic underway, Rick.

dublindave

"Woodward and Sperling's spat is nothing more than the usual hooker-john dispute over payment."

roflmao!!!!

NK

Ig@613-- very true. The Prostie here is a little miffed that the John didn't even offer to wipe up after himself, so pride dictated that the Prostie stick up for himself and complain on CNN.


Matt-- your observation is surely right that threatening to freeze out the WaPo is stupid, but the Obamaniacs are obnoxious and stupid enough to do just that, hence Sperling's pathetic CYA email.

DrJ

Oh brother:

Last spring, ASU established the McCain Institute for International Leadership. As summarized by this week’s Bloomberg News article, the Institute is active and advancing important dialogues related to foreign policy, national security and humanitarianism. ASU is proud to work with Senator McCain and the McCain family to promote informed analysis, discussion, decision-making and governance. As always, your observations and ideas are welcome.

Michael M. Crow
President
Arizona State University

NK

RickB-- very astute linking of recent headlines. We are here-- we have arrived-- OPM has RUN OUT. Hear that DD-- soon no welfare $$ for your booze, butts and medicaid for you. Nada. Witching hour is here.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Oh poor dudu. Last week he was in love with Woodward, and now he is resigned to making up stories to desecrate his reputation.

We don't care about that dudu. We care that your guy is starting to go down.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Gay marriage advocates take note of a new ally in your war for legitimacy as the pit bulls and those who love them constituency makes its bid for marriage equality, and why shouldn't they?
After all having sex with a consenting schnauser is a civil right just like Rosa Parks sitting in front of the bus, right?

jimmyk

Joe Biden now recommends discharging one's shotgun through a closed door at whomever may be knocking on the other side.

Maybe Pistorius can call him as an expert witness.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Good idea jimmy.
Pistol Pistorious can also use Joe to demonstrate it is impossible to harm anyone with a cricket bat to the head no matter how hard you try.
What can't Joe do? Expert firearms witness in the morning and back as a crash test dummy in the afternoon session.

Extraneus

Can you just imagine the suck-up emails Woodward is getting today?

Captain Hate

I think we have a positive ID for dumbassdave:

Jay Paterno ‏@JayPaterno

Now that Pope Benedict is free the NCAA could use an infallible leader...oh that's right they have one already.

Captain Hate

Stedman's comment is a paraphrase of what Nixon said when the end was close.

Extraneus

WTH is this refresh taking you to the top of the comments business? Anyone know how to fix that?

Extraneus

Doesn't happen in IE. It does in Firefox. Sheesh.

Extraneus

I may have "spoken" too soon. Does it also happen in IE?

centralcal

Several of us have experienced the same refresh issues in Firefox, Ex.

Just now I clicked on your timestamp (you were the last comment) and then refreshed, so it didn't take me to the top.

Don't know if it works all the time or not.

Beasts of England

JayPaterno@6:25 - I don't care if you're a troll or not; that's pretty damned funny.

squaredance

Well, the GOP passed VAWA today. Now "unpleasant speech" is a federal crime, and, btw, if convicted, the right to gun ownership is taken away.

Pure radical feminist claptrap, and it will most likely not be repealed. This nation is stark, raving mad.

The GOP "leadership" bullied the caucus into this. There was no reason to een bring this up to the floor. Tell me again, why should anyone vote for the GOP? They will lose the house in '14. Bet on it.

American is not "fading", it is rushing over a cliff.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Andrew Breitbart's mother died yesterday, 2 days before the anniversary of Andrew's death which is tomorrow.

boatbuilder

Any chance that the LIV's will take notice that all the sequester horror stories, like all the state government horror stories, talk about "furloughs," not layoffs? In the real world, when your company goes deep into the red and needs to stop the bleeding, the people who are now paying an additional 2% to fund government get fired. They don't get a temporary pay cut with three-day weekends.

Frau Old Shatterhand

In a PUKish vein, Jim Treacher laments the possible elimination of cowboy poetry funding and offers his own verse:

The wind through the sagebrush As night is descendin’ Can’t be put into words Without government spendin’

The jingle of spurs
And the creak of old leather
Without your tax dollars
They’ll be gone forever

A saddle, a rope
Stetson cocked at a slant
One man rides alone
With his government grant

He’s tough and he’s rugged
Never needing assistance
Now you evil teabaggers
Want to end his existence

Let you varmints remember
That old cowboy creed:
“From each per his ability
And to each per his need”

So don’t tighten those purse-strings
As you ‘baggers are prone
‘Cause without your tax money
He can’t ride alone"

boatbuilder

Also the furlough plans indicate that nobody has any intention of actually cutting the size of government operations; once this temporary political bump in the road is past everyone is back to full time and the gravy train goes on. When redundant departments and bureaus are eliminated and government employees are actually told to find jobs in the private sector, that will be a start. I ain't holding my breath.

narciso

Well according to the Intel contractor that Rush spoke to yesterday, they eliminated his position,
which they atrributed to the sequester, but it's actually due to a cutback going back to 2010;

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/nsf-leaders-refuse-meet-kerry-protest-against-us-pro-morsy-stance

boatbuilder

Jane 6:41--I don't believe that story for a minute. The idea that Dudu had a friend is simply preposterous.

Danube of Thought iPad

"Tell me again, why should anyone vote for the GOP?"

Because of the alternative.

bgates

As the hagiography linked on P1 of this thread notes, Obama is a mean, vindictive, uncompromising prick full of hissown self

The optimist would note that the work of getting word out about Obama is made easier by the fact that he insists on presenting himself as a mean, vindictive, uncompromising prick even towards those who would write hagiographies for him.

The pessimist would respond that the work is made impossible by the fact that the press insists on writing hagiographies for him even while Obama is presenting himself as a mean, vindictive, uncompromising prick.

Threadkiller

"Because of the alternative."

Yes, we want to avoid that.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Well, the GOP passed VAWA today.--

With the possible exception of the provisions about Indians what legitimate federal role is there in any of this stuff?
Women's shelters can't be handled by the states?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Another great leap forward in the long march of community organizing as the brains of two rats are wired together so that they can perform tasks together even telepathically when separated by thousands of miles.
Think of how many flowers could be made to bloom were our culture revolutionized by applying this to humans.
Somebody wake up Barry; we need someone to take the great helm of our brave new community. We can build everything together even when we're not.

MarkO

Fox now undercutting Woodward. No wonder the MSM hates conservatives and deems them stupid.

Jack is Back

Did you know there is a Hit & Run blog run by Reason?

Neither did I.

Good piece by Mike Riggs on Obama press manipulation and coercion.

Thomas Collins

I'm unbanned! I guess TM forgave me for undertaking Salary Capology talk at JOM.

CH, my initial surprise at the Brady deal was that Brady seemed to be taking a below market deal for a player of his stature. However, follow up reports indicate that Brady's guaranteed money increased significantly next year. That makes the deal more understandable. If Brady takes a career ending hit next year, he's better off.

squaredance

Yea, the alternative...you mean that hideous Democrat Senate bill would sail right through through the house, right. You mean where conservatives would be a minority, cowed by the House "leadership"?

How obtuse can you be?

The only difference I can see is that we would be spared a lot of useless Kabuki theater by the various liars, cowards and traitors in both parties.

They are turning their back on those who gave them the House in the first place.

Next up: The GOP caves on the 2nd Amendment.
The. last. nail. in. the. coffin.

Danube of Thought iPad

"Yes, we want to avoid that."

Had the GOP not carried the House in November we would already have had a tax increase. The number of Independents who kept that increase from occurring is zero.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

While I enjoy a nicely turned leg (and other areas) as much as the next guy, there's no small degree of schadenfreude in seeing the Girls Gone Wild franchise entering bankruptcy.

Threadkiller

"The Supreme Court on Monday declined the Republican National Committee's request to lift a three-decade-old court order that limits the national GOP's ability to challenge voters' eligibility at the polls.

The case, Republican National Committee vs. Democratic National Committee, dealt with a consent decree issued in 1982 that prevents the RNC from engaging in some voter fraud prevention efforts without prior court consent. It specifically said the RNC could not engage in ballot security efforts (later defined in 1987 as “ballot integrity, ballot security or other efforts to prevent or remedy vote fraud,” according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit opinion), especially in areas where racial or ethnic makeup could be considered a reason for the activities.

The lawyer who handled the case for the DNC, Angelo Genova, welcomed the high court's action.

"The Supreme Court, in denying a writ of certiorari in this case, reaffirms the vital necessity of the original consent decree," Genova said in a statement. "The order remains integral to enforcing critical protections against minority voter suppression throughout our nation, protections that as are important today as they were thirty years ago.""


http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/01/scotus-wont-disturb-gop-voter-fraud-decree-154135.html

Janet

Next up: The GOP caves on the 2nd Amendment.
The. last. nail. in. the. coffin.

I agree. The news is just horrible....

RichatUF nee GMU

Hello all. Seems I missed all the fun. Been busy but wanted to drop in. Going to try to catch up on the thread.

Threadkiller

"Had the GOP not carried the House in November we would already have had a tax increase."

From McClintock:

Two years ago, Congress passed the so-called “The Budget Control Act” that authorized the biggest single expansion of debt in our nation’s history.

Just in the first four weeks of this year, Congress added more than a third of a trillion dollars of new spending to this crushing burden.

The fiscal cliff deal added $300 billion of new spending and the Hurricane Sandy bill added another $50 billion – more than 90 percent of which had nothing to do with emergency relief for storm victims. Earlier this month, Congress simply did away with the debt limit altogether until mid-May.

Glad they saved us on taxes.

squaredance

It is only Feb. We will get all those tax increases, and more, before they are done.

There is not going to be any serious cutting of actual spending. There will be a temporary slacking of increases to spending.

My goodness, the whole melodrama about sequestration is over an absolutely miniscule cut in the rate of increase in spending. Real cuts? Forget it. There are only about three ways to deal with this: borrow, debase the currency and raise taxes. (in effect, they all are really taxes.)

All of this talk about "fiscal responsibility" out of the GOP turns out to be some much hot air--more political theater and electioneering hogwash.

The GOP will cave and cave again, some thinking, comically, that this will help their election chances in the "New America" (Boy, are they wrong) , some caving because at heart they are liberals too, or at least statists, and some caving because of fear of the GOP political machinery. Those whole have some decency and actual principles will be suffer endless pillory and blamed for the upcoming GOP disaster in '14.

The GOP strategy is coming from the establishment, and they are out in the open now. It is impossible not to miss it.

They are no bulwark against this communist coup. It is only the rate of national suicide that differs.

The Democrats are out to finally destroy the GOP. THe GOP is handing it to them. Hardly a man among them.

cathyf
WTH is this refresh taking you to the top of the comments business? Anyone know how to fix that?
When you click on a page past page 1 in JOM, if you look at the address, (the part that starts out http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2013/....) you will see that the end of it goes "/comments/page/2/#comments" (or a higher number than two for a higher page.)

The "#comments" is the command to go to the top of the comments.

To get it to stop doing that, you have to make the "#comments" go away. First, make note of the time stamp on the comment that you are looking at. Then go up into the address field and delete the "#comments" part. After you do that, hit Return. Now you will be at the top of the page. Roll down to the timestamp that you noted in step one. From now on, when you Refresh it will be refreshing the address without the "#comments" at the end, and it will return to the spot you were at.

When we get a page 3, go up as soon as you start reading page 3 and get rid of the "#comments" in the address. Then you will be good to go for the rest of the page.

Captain Hate

Had the GOP not carried the House in November we would already have had a tax increase.

I'm not sure of that; they had a two year window to do it and didn't. I think they fear the voters' reaction to it.

narciso

Well it's discouraging when they pass their rancid half loaf, smarter then the fellow referred here, but not by much;

http://theothermccain.com/2013/02/28/what-difference-at-this-point-does-it-make-whose-idea-the-sequester-was/

matt

why has no one challenged either side and asked "Why?". I was always the kid who asked why, and teachers hated me. But it is the job of the press to ask and the obligation of the politicians to answer.

1 - Why can't you cut the debt?

2 - Why can't you understand the debt is unsustainable?

3 - Why do you chase gun control when you know it is mental health and the culture of violence that is responsible?

4 - Why, when the Founders were pellucid on the meaning of the 2nd Amendment as a tool to fight the repression of a tyrannical government, do you support gun control?

The same mood was expressed at the luncheon of republican Women today, square. Out here in the provinces, people are sick and tired of Washington.

The governors are, I believe, going to take the money and run on Obamacare. It lasts 3 years and then is gone and they all know it. What then? The burden falls on the states, so what are they going to do? But in the meantime it allows creeps like jerry Brown to expand the gravy train to hundreds of thousands of potential Democrat voters.

Most people simply don't realize how screwed they are, and they are still blaming the Republicans.

maryrose

Congrats Hit! Glad we are all back
Jean D-comment about housework -comment of the day!

Captain Hate

Anyone remember?

When nobody went to jail for that I knew that the country's willingness to accept a mass slaughter by the state, ostensibly to "protect the children" who were burned to death, didn't speak well for us.

jimmyk

Girls Gone Wild franchise entering bankruptcy.

ISTR they were sued by someone claiming they tricked her (or got her drunk) into participating. But really, that sort of business is going the way of newspapers and magazines. Too many free alternatives. Or so I hear.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Deficits of over one trillion dollars for several years in a row, IOW borrowing a third or more of what they spend, has not caused either party to even be slightly serious about containing the dragon so I'm approaching my Hillary moment on who controls the government; does it really matter?
We're heading toward a cliff and neither party shows any inclination to step on the brakes. Our choice is a maniac with the pedal on the floor or a grinning dunce with it halfway down.

The Republican party is itself a response to the death of another over its refusal to listen to the so called fanatics who wished to do the right, but seemingly politically inexpedient thing. Who does history judge to have been right?

The idea that a vacuum long persists in politics or that what follows a fractured ineffectual and foolishly led party is necessarily weaker, is not historically accurate.
People don't leave strong parties; they leave ones immolating themselves, usually when half of it refuses to govern by any discernible principles any longer.

jimmyk

What can't Joe do? Expert firearms witness in the morning and back as a crash test dummy in the afternoon session.

The most interesting man in the world.

Jane - Mock the Media!

I remember it JIB, but I never quite understood what went on. Care to explain?

Frau Pirx

I heart DoT @ 7:44.

After reading about Kagan and Sotomayor and their attack on Antonin Scalia, I have to bite my tongue to keep from hurling insults of a gynecological nature. When did Sandra Day O'Connor bring such shame on the court?
Gag!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--ISTR they were sued by someone claiming they tricked her (or got her drunk) into participating.--

Apparently the primary precipitating event was a lawsuit by Steve Wynn over the founder's gambling debts.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Captain Hate

Most people simply don't realize how screwed they are, and they are still blaming the Republicans.

The 2010 midterms had one overriding message; Stop the spending. Shortly after the elections, Hugh Hewitt had Paul Ryan on his show and was urging him to be more aggressive in that area. Ryan assured him that it would be done in the future and that they should be judged by it.

They're being judged by it.

Sue

Hot Air has it I don't know how to link. Obama's DOJ is/has filed an amicus on Prop 8 at the Supremes. Very broad asking court to strike down ban on SSM nationwide.

Jack is Back

Jane,

A sad for American liberty. And people wonder what is the big deal about the 2nd Amendment? This is the Clinton/Reno strategy for protecting the children?

RichatUF nee GMU

and those crazy college kids are now defaulting on student debt at a rate higher than the typical dead beat credit card defaulter

Ha, not me.

Rob Crawford
Very broad asking court to strike down ban on SSM nationwide.

They want to start a civil war.

You must pay for abortions. You must celebrate gay "marriages". You will be rendered defenseless.

Danube of Thought

Glad they saved us on taxes.

Me too.

What did the Independents do to curb spending?

narciso

They engage in the ludicrous notion, that traditional marriage, is tantamount to a bar on interracial marriage


http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/obama-administration-urges-supreme-court-to-strike-down-cali

RichatUF nee GMU

Seems my news blackout was worthwhile. Now the WH is getting into it with Woodward.

and for dady when he strolls by saw an article yesterday about Shell abandoning plans to drill in Alaska. Was it another environmental survey?

Threadkiller

Trevon, a street punk, thought he was being threatened so he decided to kill Zimmerman. Trevon is a hero.

Woodward, a reputable person, thought he was being threatened by the Whitehouse so he decided to tell everyone. Woodward is a Zero.

RichatUF nee GMU

The country has gone crazy.

Threadkiller

"What did the Independents do to curb spending?"

Some of them voted for the GOP.

Danube of Thought

Why didn't they vote for Independents? Isn't that the road to salvation?

Maybe you can vote for an Independent in 2014. That'll show 'em.

rse

Frau-one of the blueprint schemers I have read in the last several days said

"no one has the right to bind subsequent generations on what govt should be." They do not need to amend.

They mean to simply declare.

Threadkiller

Maybe Woodward has lost it indeed. On Hannity Woodward stated that "regret it" is "code" for "you better watch out".

We all know that code words mean "racist" and nothing else.

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