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peter

Considering that everything was scripted and written by someone other than our President, it is not too meaningful. I think Brokaw is right, maybe we should do away with the WHPCD.

gmax

Were it not for the tireless and long suffering TM, I would never know what either the NY Slimes or Zero said last night or maybe even last year. Thanks, I think.

But with the Yanks filling the roster with double A talent and stinking up the place, maybe there is little else to do?

peter

gmax, the Yankees are only two games out of first.

Jack is Back

I wish he would have taken it. Dropped out and then found out that it was 100 million Kenyan shillings.

Clarice

I understand Michelle opted for a "sexier look" last night. I beg people not to post pictures.

Captain Hate

The lapdogs must have loved it.

Melinda Romanoff

I have a sense there may be a Krugman Special coming in the hours ahead. Fresh steamer by the Paulster that I will not link to....

gmax

Peter

And in third place I might add helpfully...

Extraneus

Great piece today, Clarice.

Extraneus


In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

WASHINGTON – America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press.

Who said Pigford was a waste of money?

Jane on Ipad

I saw a few seconds of Conan's schtick last night. In the first few seconds he bashed George Bush for being stupid. Conan's aunt lives 3 doors down from me. When I get home I plan to egg her house.

Clarice

Take a few minutes to watch this outstanding rant by Juge Pirro:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AkzNL69L_h0

Jack is Back!

Mrs. JiB and Frederick flew up to Southampton Friday. Southwest let Frederick take the controls:) He had his flight jacket on.

Clarice

Some people have all the fun!

Jane on Ipad

Boy Frederick is growing up fast!

Ignatz

Excellent Pieces, clarice.
On the issue of the lack of backlash against muslims and minimal "hate crimes" recorded against them I have to wonder if that represents a tolerant, benevolent society which reacts with admirable restraint or an ennervated and demoralized society unable to even rise to its own defense.
I certainly don't advocate crimes against innocents but considering the number of hate filled mosques growing around the country preaching death to the very society in which they flourish one would think clashes would occur more often, were the target halfway aware of the threat it faces.

sbw

Some advice, Frederick:

Learn to fly. Learn to scuba dive. And learn to parachute . . . just once.

Captain Hate

Mike McCaul on FNS is slattering the FBI and administration's handling of the Boston bombing so effectively that "blue dog" Joe Manchin is agreeing with him. Good stuff.

Clarice

Iggy--this has to be turned aroun or people will so lose faith in LE that they do take things into their own hands with often unfortunate results, I think.

Here's an Israeli satire about our FBI's work on the marathon bombing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgTmGIXT8ow&feature=player_embedded

HSA and the FBI are becoming an international joke.

Captain Hate

Manchin couldn't help himself and ended up talking about grabbing guns again. Once a dumbass thought gets rooted in a hilljack's mind, he takes it to the grave.

Manuel Transmission

Well, just had my first post eaten. Coincidently, it had a c&p included, which I think is the key to much of the mystery. (Hidden characters.)

Rick Ballard

"so lose faith in LE that they do take things into their own hands"

It's rather doubtful that could happen in the cradle of the Sons of Liberty. The patience with which Boston awaited Butch's texting of the "all clear" (just before security forces ventilated the boat where the wounded and unarmed jihadi was cowering - with a fusillade worthy of the final scene of Bonnie and Clyde but with rather different results) tells a different story.

I just can't see a population willing to tolerate security forces patrolling in full battle rattle under quasi marshal law taking up their paring knives to chase down Mahometans. The pictures of the security forces aimlessly pointing weapons at buildings lining American streets is one of the most chilling I believe I've seen.

Manuel Transmission

I just can't see a population willing to tolerate security forces patrolling in full battle rattle under quasi marshal law taking up their paring knives to chase down Mahometans. The pictures of the security forces aimlessly pointing weapons at buildings lining American streets is one of the most chilling I believe I've seen.

Persactly!

Thomas Collins

Further to Rick's point, many of my friends were amazed that I had the temerity to drive into Boston's Financial District that Friday to go to my office on a regular workday and do my job.

pagar

Good Morning to All!
Great Pieces, Clarice!

IMO, the world lost a country music great when
George Jones died. I love his music.

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2013/04/george-jones-troubadour-of-the-christ-haunted-bible-belt

I'm not sure that the words "Christ haunted"
but the article is well written, IMO.

jimmyk

Uh-oh, post disappeared, trying again.

Been busy and under the weather, trying to catch up. Best wishes to narciso's mom, Clarice's nephew, Jane's sister--did I get those right?

Clarice, I know we say this all the time, but this really is your best Pieces ever. Maybe it's incompetence, maybe something more, but the lack of candor, the waffling, the changing stories, all point to an administration more concerned with politics than national security.

Rick Ballard

That would be martial rather than marshal law. Stupid homonyms.

narciso

Great pieces, again, Paul Sperry spells out some thing I hinted at in my LUN, re suicide bombers,
and the Post has another piece, about who the board behind the GZ Mosque/community center will be, a former ISI frontman with ties to UBL.

narciso

There are always patterns to this behavior, nothing is new under the sun,

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/to_chech_terrorist_FQaslVsUj2WAZhmqDJ4ccK

rse

Ex-

It is more than Pigford. It is also the implications of making the dependent urban class the focus of all the redistribution under Regional Equity and Metropolitanism. And now the focus of reenvisioned revenue sharing as the locals blindly push without recognizing it will have Red subsidizing Blue.

I am working on this today and have tracked to all the intl players as a useful vision to get the Leftist political economy without saying it that way. An electoral coalition for a geneartion if not the century is the plan.

It is a good plan. It's just now a documented plan all the way through. Horizontally and vertically. Sure puts the NLRB shenanigans into their appropriate focus.

Especially the Boeing blackmail.

Fred Beloit

Airline satire? What is this? You are all Facebookers now.

Cecil Turner

I presume everyone's seen this one.
Missing the Ping :

So much for the surveillance state. [ . . . ]
The standard investigation clichés apply: It’s still early; there are many unanswered questions; it’s unwise to rush to judgment. But the emerging picture is one of systemic failure, human error, and willful ignorance of the threats facing the country.

narciso

Thanks all for all your prayers amd thoughts, and likewise for Clarice and Jane's family members.

A tiny factoid from the Time's squirrel hunt, though the Bros Tsrnaev background, where a failed boxing career is seen as the catalyst,
apparently now Dzokhar was actually born in Kalmykia before moving to Kirgistan, at least that's the story this week.

Clarice

Thanks. If the family that needed asylum can go back and forth to their homeland voluntarily, it would appear their claim was a crock at the outset, wouldn't it?

Captain Hate

Damn straight, Clarice; good thing we've got a very efficient bureaucracy in place to handle those nuancy thingies and flag that behavior when their union contract says they are allowed to.

narciso

I think it Cullison's account, that Anzor's job in Bishek, was a victim of anti Chechen sentiment from the previous conflict, that doesn't explain why they went to Dagestan and then trampolined over here.

Jack is Back!

HELP!

For some reason I cannot view youtube videos nor get the sound. On Safari, I get nothing but a little tiny screen down by the scroll bar. On FireFox I can get a full screen but no sound and it only plays for a second or two then stalls. In Chrome I get nothing but a blank screen. Anyone ever had a similar problem and found a solution?

Threadkiller

From 2004

" 20 Amazing Facts About Voting In The United States

1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the US voting machine industry.

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

5. 35% of ES&S is owned by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a long-time friend of the Bush family, was caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice- presidential candidates.

8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the US and counts almost 60% of all US votes...

http://www.coastalpost.com/04/12/02a.htm

matt

Remember, Zuckerberg and the googlistas put together the most sophisticated data mining operation ever on Obama's behalf. Obama then used that data to target every household he could to get them to the polls.

This wasn't just the AA vote. It was all of his core constituencies and the muddle headed middle where he stood a good chance if he could get the vote out. And he did so like never before.

Romney was right. He thought he had it. But Obama's people outhustled the Republicans using the latest technology and good old hard work.

As to clarice's piece this week, masterful. A very lawyerly and logical assembly of the facts as a drip, drip, drip until it is almost impossible to conclude otherwise that our government was once again acting in bad faith.

Owning the oil spigot means a lot of power in this country.

The administration's record in dealing with the Ummah is pitiful. If Americans were such testosterone laden gun nuts, don't you think a lot of people would have been waving AR's and AK's around when terrorists are walking the streets?

There were no lynch mobs and frankly, the lockdown of Boston and its environs was creepy. "See something, say something" was translated into "hide!". Not too many Minutemen out there these days but there are plenty of militarized police, which scares me.

Jack is Back!

There's no I in CNN. Candy Crowley corrects herself for using the I word.

I = Islam

Its now officially endemic to the MSM/MFM.

Cecil Turner

35% of ES&S is owned by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

Sorry, but the whole thing falls apart right there. Any conspiracy theory that requires Hagel as mastermind just doesn't work.

[That's part of the plan! See? It's brilliant! He's a criminal genius, I tell you!] Uhhh, no.

narciso

I saw that earlier on Rozen's site, Fuller is interestingly best known for putting forth the argument about 'Iranian moderates' that underlay
the Iran Contra matter, but it's a small world.

Ignatz

Flash player issues JiB?

Clarice

CT:" Any conspiracy theory that requires Hagel as mastermind just doesn't work." ROFLOL

Ignatz

--Any conspiracy theory that requires Hagel as mastermind just doesn't work.--

LOL, Cecil.

Cecil Turner

From Drudge,
APNewsBreak: Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap
:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
Remember back in the good ol' days, when we were the ones wiretapping? Oh, wait, there's more:
In a second call, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva spoke with a man in the Caucasus region of Russia who was under FBI investigation. Jacqueline Maguire, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Washington Field Office, where that investigation was based, declined to comment.
Is that tap ours or theirs? No matter, we didn't pay any attention to it anyway.

I'm actually okay with the argument that we don't haved enough assets to follow up on every low-level lead. But the moral/legal argument that we shouldn't, or have no authority to do so? Not so much.

Jane on Ipad

Another weird thing I heard from Conan last night. He was talking about the networks and referred to MSNBC as the network of "nerds". that's about the last thing I would characterize it as.

Stephanie

Network of terds. or tards.

Prayers for all who are in need...

narciso

The Star Wars cantina scene is a better description, but remember it is his network, or a part of it,

Clarice

CT--we just paid a fortune for one stop watching--that is, presumably what one agency knows the others should of potential threats--and YET-Tamerlan waltzes in and outof the country despite the Russian and CIA warnings which included variant spellings of his name and CRICKETS--No ping to the watchers.

Contract out the operation to the kind of kids who put together amazon and FB that can tell everything about you ,

matt

The photos of the crowd at the dinner are pretty pathetic. Putting the "jerk" into knee jerk.

Clarice

CT--we just paid a fortune for a system that was supposed to connect all the relevant agencies to exchange relevant info about those who needed watching but Tamerlan waltzes in and out of the country without a PING to the FBI. And we are told the Russians gave the CIA who gave the FBI even the variant spellings of Tamerlan's name. I can see how he might leave without notice but re-entering?
Maybe we should contract out the operation to Amazon which seems to know everything about everyone.

narciso

You can say that again, Clarice, honestly does he know nothing of Khattab as Bin Lsden's emissary, from an Atlantic piece off Matt's link;

"The anti-Americanism only exists within people who are in with the Putin regime, or who have bought into the jihadi idea. Those people are marginalized to the general population," said Christopher Swift, a fellow at the University of Virginia Law School's Center for National Security Law who has studied Russia and Chechnya. "Even if the [Chechen extremist group] Caucasus Emirate has adopted a global jihad, their objectives are parochial and local."

Cecil Turner

I can see how he might leave without notice but re-entering?

Yeah, apparently (according to big sis) the warnings had all "expired." Dunno what that tells us: FBI border security is set up to catch terrorists going overseas for training--at least for the six-week "short course"--but if they stay for the advanced jihadis' seminar, they drop off the radar?

Marlene

Just caught up...32 degrees at the cabin this morning! Clarice,narciso and Jane,my thoughts are with you. JiB,Frederick looks like Mrs JiB.
Darn,I missed the WHCD. Because I've only watched it half a dozen times before,I had to watch "Giant" on TMC. Has anyone read the Edna Ferber book the movie is based on?

Fug Mug

"I understand Michelle opted for a "sexier look" last night. I beg people not to post pictures."

Clarice

CT, you are on a roll today.

Cecil Turner

Dude! She begged you!

Cecil Turner

Thanks Clarice. Same to you. The "pieces" were particularly good. Also, I find I'm mentally pronouncing Islam "I-slam" today. "Interesting, sounds Irish." Too funny.

Clarice

Blinded by pulchritude! OUCH

The WH must have run out of closet space and wig forms by now.

Maybe that explains the secret underground construction of recent years.

"Expired" watch is it? Amazon can remember what I ordered years ago.
Contract it out, I say.

Clarice

Buy 25 pressure cookers and Amazon remembers. Ditto ball bearings and tapes of murderous hadith DVDs..Done. Simple. Let Napolitano go home .Free Mueller. Let Holder go teach law school with the rest of the loonies.

Rick Ballard

"Contract out the operation to the kind of kids who put together amazon and FB that can tell everything about you"

Clarice,

The oligarchy has already hired those guys in the vain hope of a Jacquerie ending rather than the more probable Jacobin end which the third and fourth generation legatees have earned. You can't blame them for trying to postpone their appointments with the Committee of Public Safety but their fixation with confronting the Tea Party while making sure their LinkedIn profile is up to date is rather Bourbonesque.

Freezing to death after the Free States cut off their power during the civil war is much more likely than ever having to face a Tea Party committee.

Cecil Turner

I'd better go get some exercise. Cheers!

AliceH

-- Has anyone read the Edna Ferber book the movie is based on?--

I have, Marlene. Ferber is from Milwaukee, so there was a local promotion angle at some point that led me to read several of her novels.

I much the book Giant to the movie, but then I much prefer books to movies in general.

I think my favorite is Ice Palace, which is set in Alaska and has characters that are genuinely likeable (as opposed to those one sympathizes with but ...).

Fug Mug

"Blinded by pulchritude!"

narciso

One interesting detail, that boxing Iman, Feiz Mohammed, whose sermons that Tamerlan was so fond of, died last year in Syria, fighting with the rebels.

AliceH

addendum... FWIW It's been over 30 years since I read Edna Ferber and I really don't remember the plot of Ice Palace.

Janet

from JiB's 11:46 - "...at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos, or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on his website. And..."

Let's hear about these "crude & disgusting" videos.

One true but poorly made video brings out the SoS & POTUS to apologize & condemn it.... & the maker is arrested.
Where's the same outrage at THESE videos?

Threadkiller

"Sorry, but the whole thing falls apart right there. Any conspiracy theory that requires Hagel as mastermind just doesn't work."

Masterminds don't settle for a mere 35%. Why would you give Hagel that title?

pagar

"Has anyone read "

It never before registered on me how and when the Paperback book invention changed the world and apparently did it after I arrived.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Revolutionary-Effect-of-the-Paperback-Book-204113211.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=20130425&utm_content=paperback2&device=iphone

Just a week ago a friend told me that I needed to get rid of the hundreds of books i have and get an e-reader. Time moves so quickly.

matt

I believe that hair style is called "The Feeb".

Scanning the WaPo's site today,the lede is about the shattered dreams of the bombers.

Screw them.

narciso

'Cry me a River,' from that Times piece,


From one year to the next, though, the tournament rules had changed, disqualifying legal permanent residents – not only Tsarnaev, then 23 who was Soviet-born of Chechen and Dagestani heritage, but several other New England contenders, too. His aspirations frustrated, he dropped out of boxing competition entirely, and his life veered in a completely different direction.


Why did none of them, go on a rampage?

Clarice

Her bangs keep starting farther and farther back on her head--Last night's looks like the bangs begin in the middle of her back.

Jack is Back!

Went to Adobe and downloaded all the Flash plug-in fixes and installed them and have the same problems - no difference in either Safari, FireFox or Chrome. Weird.

narciso

There is a level of misfire, in the entire Tableau, about this crazy clan, Russell, 'the black widow' in waiting, is as Portuguese as the first Mrs. Kerry,

Extraneus

I just can't see a population willing to tolerate security forces patrolling in full battle rattle under quasi marshal law taking up their paring knives to chase down Mahometans. The pictures of the security forces aimlessly pointing weapons at buildings lining American streets is one of the most chilling I believe I've seen.

No kidding.

Rick Ballard

Where are the mug shots of Tamerlan (2009 domestic violence arrest in Cambridge) and Zubaideh (shop lifting)? Still in touch up?

Extraneus

I tried to post a link to a bunch of videos from the site InfoWars (I know), but can't get typepad to cooperate. Anyway, if you haven't seen them, they're pretty shocking.

The title of the piece is:

Shocking Footage: Americans Ordered Out Of Homes At Gunpoint By SWAT teams

AliceH

When it comes to fashion, I subscribe to the "judge not, lest" school.

I find some clothes and styles ugly, some lovely, but I can't bring myself to go further than thinking it's my personal opinion.

Extraneus
Clarice

alice, I'm normally with you but when Wintour et al air brush her into someone unrecognizable and claim she's a fashion icon--I cannot restrain myself.

Danube of Thought

At Lucianne.com: As usual, Clarice nails it.

Damn straight.

Extraneus

Why does the left fear an anti-Muslim backlash? Wouldn't they love to paint pissed-off Americans as scary right-wing wackos who need to be disarmed?

jimmyk

Ext, of course they don't genuinely fear it, they want it, just like they wanted the bomber to be a Tea Partier. So they raise "alarms" about it to make it seem like anti-Muslim backlash is always just around the corner.

maryrose

I see Obama was his usual insufferable self at the Correspondent's Dinner. He didn't look like much last week when the failure of the gunz bill handed his rear end to him.
He uses this occasion every year to bash ,first Trump and then Adelson. He is so sensitive to criticism and people who are against him that he has to take pot-shots at them in a forum where they cannot respond. I call that a cowardly bully and a creepy dude.

Danube of Thought

Wouldn't they love to paint pissed-off Americans as scary right-wing wackos who need to be disarmed?

They already do. An imaginary backlash works just fine for them.

jimmyk

True, Maryrose, I couldn't bring myself to watch a second of it, but from what I've heard, it fits the pattern of ridiculing those who oppose him, without a shred of humility or self-deprecation. He comes off, surprise, surprise, like the petulant narcissist that he is, even when the material is written for him.

Rick Ballard

jimmyk,

Isn't it a reflexive trope generated whenever there's an egregious departure from "expected" behavior by a member of a protected group? Anonamom complimented Clarice this morning and related her suspicions re Grilzntats when she first saw the angelic photos of St. Trayvon as a 12 yo. "White Hispanic" was coined specifically to maintain the redneck racist trope necessary to further the narrative. Zimmerman's mug shot was splashed all over while Speedbump and JihadJudi's remain obscured.

The theater involved has become truly pathetic due to the "success" of the educational policies which RSE is describing. Those policies have been in place long enough (over fifty years in Blue Hells) for the results to show up in the declining quality of the propagandists' work.

Extraneus

I still don't get it. Wouldn't some real anti-Muslim violence play right into their hands? Why don't they try fanning the flames a little, then? They could do it if they wanted to, in a seemingly innocent and well-meaning way. Why hide the mother, for example? Does all just come down to Saudi payola?

Ignatz

Wonder how much monitoring of "low level" threats DHS could do for the price of a couple of billion rounds of ammo they never shoot in anger.

Captain Hate

Remember all the times that GWB called out private citizens Soros and Lewis in his monologues at the catamites' circus?

maryrose

Jane,clarice and narciso. I am praying for your family members.I read this thread first and just caught up on the previous one.
I refuse to be daunted by the prpaganda campaign wrt the Boston jihadist bombers. Henceforth I will refer to them as what they are, terrorists. The families of the dead and injured know full well just why it was done and the religious and terrorist ties both these men had in their anti-American jihadi assault.
I was also creeped out by the massive force present in Watertown. The intelligence failures here are massive and I do not feel safe with the Keystone Kops in charge.

Frau Argwohn

Fug Mug, I thought the WH controlled *all* photographs that are allowed to be made public.

It happened in Bishkek! Clarice, my nephew who works in the State Dept. was approving visas in Bishkek, met a local "ethnic Russian," and got married there. Earlier, his wife had won an Uncle Soros scholarship to study in the US. She has continued to work for NGs that collect local artsy things to sell elsewhere. After the Bishkek gig, they went to Ukraine and just finished up a tour in Tblisi, Georgia. Next stop is Japan. His Russian and Ukrainian won't help him there.

BTW knowing his bleeding heart liberal views, I could see him falling for an asylum seeking sob story.

I wonder how much having the brother Ruslan Tsarni already in America, cleared the way for the "Amazing Tsarnaevs"*** to obtain visitors' visas.

***too bad they weren't stopped before they bombed in Boston.

AliceH

I don't think real backlash would live up to their fevered imaginations, Ex. You'll have noticed that the more tangible and delineated the evidence of evil becomes, the faster their retreat from it. Meanwhile their outrage is instantly redirected to their nightmare scenarios.

It's part of the whole collectivist worldview. Incidents are one offs - potential incidents are symptomatic of society's failure blah blah blah.

maryrose

Frau:
Legal immigration needs an overhaul. No more people running for their lives. The bomber terrorists"sfamily seem to be able to travel to and fro the USA and their home country. It was a scam to mooch off our good education system and allow Speedbump to be a "contender".

Jack is Back!

maryrose,

Could you please refer to them as Islamic terrorists? That is the word Obama and the MSM refuses to use - Islamic. Yes, members of the Muslim religion. Islamic Terrorists.

Yes, those SWAT team military style home invasions were pure theater of the absurb in a constitutional republic. I don't remember Mini-me declaring martial law and reminding people to forget their 4th and 5th amendment rights. Then we have the whole "lock down" issue. Over-reaction? Duh! Only after it was lifted did a lockdown ciitzen find the little perp.

Captain Hate

BTW knowing his bleeding heart liberal views, I could see him falling for an asylum seeking sob story.

I think the difference between "us" and "them" is that even though we know the State Dept is a humongous hive of scum and anti-American villainy, we still are outraged when one of them is murdered because of being deserted by his higher ups.

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