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Sue

For once I agree with Shepard Smith. They don't think Elvis-lite is responsible for sending ricin to the president. He wouldn't get bail if they thought he tried to kill the president. Those words typed together probably get Tom''s blog visited by SS.

DoT on iPad

"the idea of attempting to get someone else in hot water by mailing something in their name is not even new"

Even the FBI is rumored to have heard of it.

Clarice

This is a less angeous thread than the diet one which impelled me to finally follow frau's advice and get a proper German pickling crock.

Clarice

*Dangerous* thread

Cecil Turner

I'll still be very surprised if the "ricin" was pure enough to worthy of the name. Castor bean mash, maybe.

If it is, this case becomes a completely different animal than it now appears.

matt

was it ricin, or did the lab misidentify it? Where was the postmark from and what connected the suspect to the envelope?

And why did the DoJ drop the case like a hunka hunka burnin' love?

centralcal

Shannon Bream via Twitter...

FOX confirms charges against ricin accused - dropped

Court document dismissing charges - "investigation has revealed new information."

Threadkiller

Would Hannity have tortured Ricin-Phony given the chance?

The way he is talking about Susan Sarandon*, I would assume he would.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2013/04/23/republican-defends-tweet-advocating-torture-boston-bombing-suspect

*in an effort to not give anymore notoriety to Chetz and Chong I am now referring to Jihad Major as Robert Redford and Jihad Minor as Susan Sarandon.

Sue

We have our very own Elvis impersonator in town. The thought crossed my mind that he was getting rid of his competition. Crazier things have happened lately.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe he was set up by a Jerry Lee Lewis impersonator.

Jane on Ipad

Why is it "fairness" always accrues to the benefit of the federal government?

Sue

Dave,

That's funny.

Gus

I feel oh so safe with Butch Napolitano and Eric the Chinless Holder protecting this nation.

centralcal

LOL! Per a report from Twitter (NBC):

Paul Kevin Curtis: "I have contempt for rice, anything that sounds like rice. Even mice."

--------

The guy detests "rice." LOL!

Cecil Turner

Court document dismissing charges - "investigation has revealed new information."

Yeah, now they're after this guy.

Steve

Benghazi Gate - New Details Of Benghazi Attack Revealed In Gop Report

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/04/benghazi-gate-new-details-of-benghazi.html

Captain Hate

Maybe he was set up by a Jerry Lee Lewis impersonator.

The Killer would've set up a Chuck Berry impersonator; once he ended a manic set by torching the piano and saying "Follow that, N-bomb" as he strode offstage.

Maybe Carl Perkins would've set up Elvis...

henry

CT, Mensa aint what it used to be.

centralcal

Oh well, Cecil - the new accused ricin guy is a Republican and, perhaps, a child molester. oy vey.

Ignatz

There was a mention at hotair that there may have been just some guy in the Elvis dude's neighborhood who may have a had a motive to frame him.

No mention of whether Billy Ayers has a second home in Mississippi.

I'd try to link the story but why disturb my placid afternoon trying?

Ignatz

Never mind.

Cecil Turner

Mensa aint what it used to be.

My thoughts, exactly.

narciso

Seeing as they never got the first bomber of that type, in part due to Nick Kristof who demonized Hatfill on Meryl Nass's say so.

Rocco

Can't believe there hasn't been a Return to Sender joke yet.

Gus

Not ALL MENSA MEMBERS are ricin senders. MENSA is the organization of PEACE.
The future does not belong to those who make fun of MENSA.
Let's not jump to any conclusions about MENSA.
I will stand with MENSA should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

Quotes you will never hear Obama say!

boatbuilder

Hah, Rocco. TM is off his game, apparently.

Danube of Thought

Then there's this Mensa guy.

centralcal

Some guy on twitter:

Only fools ricin

Janet

Look at this - David Brooks: Ted Cruz 'Has a Face That Looks a Little Like Joe McCarthy'

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/04/23/david-brooks-ted-cruz-has-face-looks-little-joe-mccarthy#ixzz2RKX2G6lw

James D.

David Brooks can - no, I don't even want to say what he can go do with himself. I just wish he'd go do it and stop inflicting himself on the rest of us.

narciso

He can go Frum himself, James D.

Extraneus

David Brooks is a highly respected conservative. Why I sat next to a guy at a meeting a few months ago and watched him read a piece by Paul Krugman with rapt attention, and then a David Brooks piece with the same level of consideration. David Brooks allows liberals to think they're getting both sides.

Leave David Brooks alone!

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Ex-

I followed your advice and have immediately given up my subscription years ago.

And somewhere in there lies the truth.

Janet

The people on 'The Stage' - politicians & media- are just beyond sickening. I can't stand it anymore.

I think I've already decided I'm gonna vote for Ted Cruz for President in 2016...even if he doesn't run. He's about the only one I can stand.

narciso's link to the WaPo story is uber sickening.

Jane on Ipad

Someone just called my cell and asked to speak with Ussama.

What is this world coming to?

Extraneus

I'm with you, Janet. Ted Cruz is the real deal, and he won't be as easy to take down as a woman. Why? Because woman can't hate him with the murderous rage that they can feel against another woman, and then cow their men into going along.

centralcal

Ditto, what Janet said!

Sometimes liberal (but never insane) Kirsten Powers amazes me that she has converted to conservatism.

Kirsten Powers

The judge in #Gosnell trial throws out 3 murder charges b/c apparently breathing isn't scientific proof of life

centralcal

has s/b has not

matt

you should have answered "John has a long moustache" Jane. that would have confused the hell out of them.

Janet

WZ links this story from Feb. 2013 - U.S. Imam Calls On Muslims In America To Wage Jihad…

from wiki - "Shaker Elsayed (born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951) is a dual citizen of Egypt and the US, and has been the Imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, ..."

We are such fools...

Cecil Turner

(to the tune of "Bad Moon Rising")

I see the bad man wit' ricin,
I see trouble on the way,
I see letters he's a writin'
I had a bad time today.

Don't plead out tonight,
The FBI might get it right,
Hell, I don't even like rice.

centralcal

I see reports that the DOJ has filed charges against Lance Armstrong. (and someone immediately commented - and not, John Corzine?)

narciso

That was Al Awlaki's mosque, really their vetting procedures 'leave something to be desired' as with here;

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/23/obama-vows-to-ramp-up-support-for-islamist-rebels-in-syria/

Porchlight

David Brooks allows liberals to think they're getting both sides.

My liberal friends think NPR provides "both sides"! No joke.

centralcal, I think Kirsten is less than one Presidential election cycle away from the dark side. I would be amazed if she votes for the Democrat in 2016.

Porchlight

Heh, good one Cecil.

I actually used to not like rice (too boring), but I've kind of seen the light in recent years.

Janet

So the political world is arming islamic rebels while trying to take law abiding American's guns away.
The political world is working to help citizens of other countries while their own country is rotting.
The political world...having wasted trillions of dollars, is working to take in MORE of our money through internet taxes.

Dave (in MA)

CH, I recall a time in my yoot when The Killer was arrested for brandishing a Roscoe outside "Graceland".

narciso

More mensa jenyus, 'Dr. Evil' is apparently advising McCain on the immigration bill.

Rick Ballard

Janet,

BOzo needs more dough for the Arab Spring Jihadi Resettlement Program. Those guys have short fuses and have to be handled very gently as we put them on the path to citizenship.

cathyf_in_the_typepad_naughty_chair

If you cook your rice in a pressure cooker, do the terrorists win?

(Yes, Clarice, I'm yanking your chain!)

narciso

Depends what kind of bean goes with it, cathyf.

Clarice

I'm now cooking my risotto in my thermomix --even easier than using the pressure cooker, cathy.

Janet

BOzo needs more dough for the Arab Spring Jihadi Resettlement Program. Those guys have short fuses and have to be handled very gently as we put them on the path to citizenship.

Seriously...how many have been coming over? How many different programs are there? Northern VA has tons more Muslims...how are they all coming over? Hardship visas? Do the 4 wives & 18 kids ALL get to come?

cathyf_in_the_typepad_naughty_chair

Ok, that's better -- at least you are getting that stirring that way!

(Have you tried making polenta with the thermomix yet? When you first told us about it, I immediately thought of the hand-cranked stirrer that my nonno rigged up for my nonna to make polenta -- or "poenta" in dialect.)

jimmyk

OT, but with all the claims that we can't possibly deport the millions of Mexican illegals, and the slower rate of increase of spending means furloughs of air traffic controllers, but the Obama administration is going all out to deport these people, who seem to represent all that America stood for in its first 200 years.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/23/appeals-court-weighs-home-schoolers-asylum-bid/

Janet

Yeah, jimmyk. Aunt Zeituni living off the people of Massachusetts is okay...but we can't have this family.

Rick Ballard

"Seriously...how many have been coming over?"

Janet,

Immigration statistics don't give breakouts by religion. When I run their numbers, I get 116K out of 1.03 million (11%) from Mahometan countries. It was 8% in 2003 and has averaged 12% under the BOzo regime.

The answer to your other question is "Yes" to all plus certain camels and goats who the Supremes may come to grant spousal status.

[Second try]

narciso

Apparently, there's a little more to the story, then the lad who wanted to change schools, back east, in the LUN

daddy

OT for JiB and other fans of Cricket.

Last night in Bangalore, India, a Cricket Batsman for the Bangalore Royal Challengers did something no other Baysman in history has done. In just 30 swings at the cricket ball he scored 100 runs.
IPL 6: Chris Gayle blazes to 30-ball century, rewrites record books

"Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle scores fastest century in cricket history during IPL tie against Pune Warriors India...Rarer has the cricket ball been bludgeoned with such precision, authority and panache."

The huge Jamaican "tore the cover of the ball" as he pounded out 17 huge sixes (knocking it out of the park like Babe Ruth) and 13 fours (basically ground rule doubles) in just 30 pitches, and finished the event with a whopping 175 runs off just 66 balls.

The waiters and patrons at the Dublin Pub in my hotel went bananas, as did the fans at the stadium and the Royal Challenger Cheerleaders, know affectionally in the papers as "The Mischief Girls."

Danube of Thought

Maybe now would be the time for someone in congress to float the old Anduril proposal: prohibit Muslims from entering the country.

It would be worth it just to hear the howls from our moral superiors.

centralcal

Ah, Anduril. I think of him every spring when my roses (of a light or white color) burst into bloom and the beetles arise from the soil to attack them.

If I recall correctly, and I probably do not at my advanced age, he was rather fond of pliers or some such to crunch them. I am more of a Janet person - I maim them with a burning cigarette and the torture gives me much pleasure.

Ralph L

The early complaints against the M-16 jamming were before the bolt assist and lined barrels
IIRC, they had to thicken the barrel very early on. GIs were using them to pry open ammo boxes, etc. and bending the barrels.

I once saw the storeroom of the Smithsonian's rifle collection--the hundreds of fancy guns they don't have room to display.

Ignatz

Good ol Anduril.
Can't remember his real name.
Mark Wauk or something?
Narc would know.
Wonder if he's still posting that turgid, whacko religious stuff at his blog, whatever it was called.

cathyf

I'm having lots of trouble posting, except real short stuff.

Ignatz

CC, I have developed an ingenious method of dealing with rose pests of all sorts.
I let my neighbor grow the roses and I just look at them.
Immensely satisfying.

Threadkiller

That was three times...

DrJ

Waugh, I think.

Linux, anyone?

cathyf

a few words at a time seem to work

narciso

Yes,Wauck, he was Hansen's brother in law, he was a talented classicist, but he had a way of being too byzantine, (I know, I should talk) and
rarely displayed a sense of humor,

cathyf

typepad sucks

cathyf

cathyf having D.T.s

AliceH

For your roses, cc, try Milky Spore

Stops beetles and grubs, won't harm beneficial insects or birds.

DrJ

Quoting Maxwell Smart, "Missed it by *that* much."

cathyf

burma shave

daddy

I wanna' see the pictures of this new Ricin Tae Kwon Do suspect teaching Mike Huckabee to karate chop.

For some reason the alleged new perp

has me thinking he resembles Rex Kwan Do from the movie "Napoleon Dynamite."


daddy

Kirsten Powers

The judge in #Gosnell trial throws out 3 murder charges b/c apparently breathing isn't scientific proof of life

I would have thought that according to Lefty logic breathing would be the reason Gosnell could kill them, because they were producing Carbon with their exhalations.

DrJ

WITHIN THIS VALE
OF TOIL
AND SIN
YOUR HEAD GROWS BALD
BUT NOT YOUR CHIN

Burma-Shave

Old Lurker

Burma Shave...

Cathy it is scary how many people, even at JOM, might be too young to get that!

DoT on iPad

Somebody please help me out: how does one "misspell" a transliterated name that has its origin in another language with another alphabet? Could Q'ad'aff'i have walked across the border if he showed up on his travel documents as Qaddafi? Would Qa'daffi make it? How, really, does one spell Qadaffi? (D-E-A-D would be a starter, I suppose.)

Janet

Thanks SO much Rick.
I bookmarked the link & saved your post.

narciso

Napolitano's admission, brings back the line from 'Hunt for Red October' when Ramius is trying to signal the Americans 'one ping, Vassili,

the characters would be the same, in cyrillic, backwards and forwards right, did you have any DLI training, Danube, anyone else here.

jimmyk

File this under things I didn't know were federal government responsibilities.

http://weather.yahoo.com/photos/starving-sea-lions-wash-up-calif-shores-slideshow/

Officials have declared an "unusual mortality event" for the California sea lion, a designation that prompts immediate federal response.

Nothing against sea lions, they are cute and all, but we are furloughing air traffic controllers, and yet some malnourished sea lions trigger automatic spending.

Threadkiller

Just a guy with a funny name...

cathyf_in_the_typepad_naughty_chair

Khadaffi? Khadafi? Gadaffi?

Sue

C,

You made me laugh.

cathyf_in_the_typepad_naughty_chair

Assault weapons not covered by 2nd,

cathyf_in_the_typepad_naughty_chair

Muslims not covered by 1st?

narciso

Hey Sue, how have you been, looks like NCIS is doing their usual season ending twist, a little early,

Captain Hate

CH, I recall a time in my yoot when The Killer was arrested for brandishing a Roscoe outside "Graceland".

I saw the Killer once at a small club in Waldorf, Maryland in the early 70s. He was drunk on his ass and playing tributes to Stephen Collins Foster (zzzzzzzzzz) with absolutely no energy to them. He was trying to score with some of the women at tables by the piano and accusing them of being lesbians when they rebuffed him. After that evening, I'm kind of surprised he's still going strong. About the only thing I got out of that evening was the ability to tell people I saw him in person.

Don't get me started on Chuck Berry.

Janet

Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

Massachusetts is very generous. Aunt Zeituni, Obama's Uncle, Tamerlan Tsarnaev & extended family.

Jim Miller

"Somebody please help me out: how does one "misspell" a transliterated name that has its origin in another language with another alphabet?"

DoT - There are two ways I can think of that can happen. If you are working for an organization that has a stylebook that specifies the spelling of those names, then if you don't follow the stylebook, you are misspelling the name.

(I've chosen to follow the NYT examples on those names, because I want to be consistent, and they are still the closest we have to a newspaper of record.)

Sometimes the nation involved will specify how names should be spelled in English. I believe that's why we now say "Beijing", rather than "Peking", for example.

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