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September 22, 2013

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Captain Hate on the iPhone

Am I the only person watching the Emmys (Mrs H has it on and I can't escape it) who is wondering why the cabal of cable mafia has frozen certain shows out? For all the circle jerking about Breaking Bad, I've seen and enjoyed it but why POI doesn't even get a nomination for carrying on multiple plot threads of similar ethical and moral complexity is a mystery to me.

Or maybe the academy dumbasses don't understand the show.

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Frau,

Mad Ben's decision to take another lap on the QE tiger is, IMO, another indication of the "nobody knows". I really believe the Fed has been surprised by the hours cut and by the impact on the economy of the return to normal SS taxes. I have a feeling we'll all be able to hear Mad Ben's sigh of relief to dump the coming mess in Yellen's lap. I also believe she's singularly unprepared for the job she's about to misundertake.

We can anticipate a flood of FecesBook "likes" when the BOzocare drag out commences but they won't be from the 40-64 yo bracket getting the bill.

daddy

Here's a simple question---How much money (if any) does the country save for every day that the US Government is shut down?

Anyone have a ballpark number?

Clarice

It must be heating up, trolls,,trolls, everywhere. Noy necessarily on Obamacare either. Seems to be some sort of psychological phenom.

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

The government spends 200 million every hour Daddy.

Danube on iPad

The idea, Iggy, is to let the turmoil continue -and worsen - without a trace of any fingerprint on it but those of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. That's where matters stand at this moment.

Why borrow the blame?

daddy

Ughh:(

Anchorage gets first snowfall

jimmyk

let the turmoil continue -and worsen - without a trace of any fingerprint on it but those of Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

DoT, you have more confidence than I do that the blame even under the status quo will fall on those three. You think they won't find ways to blame Republicans, and that the DeMSM won't fall into lockstep?

Here's one example:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/16/usa-today-pew-poll-health-care-law-opposition/2817169/

Republican lawmakers have failed in dozens of attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows just how difficult they have made it for President Obama's signature legislative achievement to succeed.

You see, it's all the negativity from the GOP that's making the public not enthusiastic, and thereby bringing about its failure. It would work just fine if the GOP would just climb on board and rally the troops.

Threadkiller

As long as the steamroller starts at my feet I think I can hold out a little while.

What a great plan for the GOP to enact revenge upon democrats; kill me slowly.

daddy

The government spends 200 million every hour

So 5 Billion dollars every day.

Wow!

Or as Nancy Pelosi tells us:

"The cupboard is bare," the California Democrat said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "There's no more cuts to make."

Barbara

"We went as a nation into Somalia to help stabilize the country and most importantly to fight terror that had been unleashed on Kenya and the world," said Kenyatta. "We shall not relent on the war on terror."
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

If only our Kenyan president could have the same view of terrorism as their Kenyan president.

daddy

Better late than never.

Feds step up efforts to deport Somalis on Minnesota criminal court rolls

daddy

The road to hell is paved with environmentally friendly sod pathways!

Eco-warriors in England decided to build a 6 Million Pound (Sterling) Eco-roof on an Elementary school:

Supporters of grass roofs say they provide efficient insulation while reducing rainwater run-off - and providing a home for wildlife.

Whats not to like?

Uh Oh:(

School forced to close after infestation of mites living in £6m grass eco-roof bite children


daddy

Good read by Richard Fernandez (Wretchard) on the western bred Nairobi Islamic murderers: Americans Abroad

But I especially like this from Wretchard in the comments:

wretchard
If the majority of the al-Shabaab attackers came from American, British or European Islamic communities it will speak volumes for the virulence of these multicultural petrie dishes. The good thing about living in the third world, and presumably for Muslims living among themselves, is that they can see both the weaknesses and strengths of their religion.

On the other hand, Muslims in the West have no such contact with a reality check. They are fed a diet of pure unadulterated fantasy in universities whose faculty have departed this galaxy long ago. There is no hater like the product our proud progressive culture. Pity the Africans who had to endure the BS outcome of the great Western liberal experiment.

narciso

You know the Captain, the Emmye didn't pay attention to Burn Notice either, despite it's ratings, yes it's an action show, but
Caviezel shows as much range as the others,
then again they are the good guys, rather ambiguously, there also is no shout out, for my fave byzantine soap, Revenge,

narciso

THeir choices do celebrate the amoral, the damaged, Don Draper, 'Heisenberg' as a general rule, they apparently even didn't have room to recognize an old fashioned veteran like Klugmann.

Extraneus

I don't understand why NRO is going after Cory Booker for fabricated anecdotes. We're way past the point in our history where such things matter.

narciso

They award a show, the Newsroom, that has practically no ratings, because it is a caricature of the real media situation,

rse

Reporting in after day 1 of the propaganda fest. It appeared to me that people were chosen and told what to pitch. Numerous standing ovations for people who had just run a con on the audience.

And I noticed that the background being used is the same as what Marina Gorbis used in her Socialstructed book.

Fascinating to listen to such a "this is what you are to believe" onslaught. Friedman speaking this afternoon. Everyone here's favorite columnist.

pagar101

" propaganda fest." It's been going on for a long time.

https://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=29858

"the ever expanding list of journolist"

Leftist propaganda spreaders!

Older but still here.

rich@gmu

journalist...whiter than a klan rally.

morning all.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

The Snooze Room is lib porn by Aaron Sorkin

rich@gmu

8 days until Obamacare is fully operational.

Janet

JournoList is another story that should have been HUGE.
It was happening while the WaPo was slandering the tea party rallies, the CBC was setting up their big lie story about the March 20th, 2010 rally, the IRS was targeting groups,...

and I posted once how some of the JournoListers were from 501(c)3 & 4 organizations.

Americans need to wake up about how corrupt our media are. It's not just bias. It is active coordination between lib. advocacy organizations, the Dems, & the press....& how our govt. agencies are now being used to carry out their agendas.

narciso

They are all a part of it, Janet, I recognize Schreiber, as the one who thought Sarah was driven by ressentiment, anyways that was the consensus, they decided upon.

So the apparent leader of the Westgate Massacre. is like D-Dawg's wife, a white widow to the British national of Jamaican background, Jermaine Lindsay. she was one of the reasons for that alert last month,

narciso

In the 7/& attack, I should be clear.

narciso

Samantha Lewthwaite, is her name.

narciso

Back then, she like Mrs. D Dawg, pretended she wasn't aware of her husband's activities, but she shortly found her way to Kenya,

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Rich,

Eight more days until the lid is partially raised on the BOzocare box of chocolates. Even then, if the California exchange is a good example, the exchanges aren't going to provide all the information necessary to determine your eligibility for welfare.

Even reasonably competent sources such as this one miss out on the nuances of very important elements of the IRS rules.

If you are 62-64 and are receiving SS, the total received rather than the taxable portion is used to calculate MAGI.

Modified adjusted gross income is the adjusted gross income on your federal income tax return plus any excluded foreign income, nontaxable Social Security benefits (including tier 1 railroad retirement benefits), and tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the taxable year.

Geeezers in waiting with AGIs of $55K who are anticipating a nice welfare bonus are in for a rude awakening if they are depending upon the advice of "experts" rather than doing appropriate research.

pagar101

"The government spends 200 million every hour"

Not only does that include the military that protects us, but also the government employees
who review the disaster plans for the rabbits plus the employee who double checks the disaster plans for the rabbits to make sure they haven't missed any rabbits.
____________________________________________
No mention of his political party.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/liberal-academia-scam-revealed-university-of-massachusetts-medical-worker-stole-millions/#disqus_thread

MaryM

--Geezers in waiting--
Hey! That's me!!

--with AGIs of $55K--
Oh. Never mind.

I do love the "Geezers in waiting" line, though. Stealing it :)

Jane

This is in interview with Eliana Johnson who is doing a great job on the IRS scandal, about the latest.

James D.

THeir choices do celebrate the amoral, the damaged, Don Draper, 'Heisenberg' as a general rule, they apparently even didn't have room to recognize an old fashioned veteran like Klugmann.

And this is why we mostly watch Turner Classic Movies, or movies on DVD, in my house.

Old Lurker test

I must respond to daddy:

"Here's a simple question---How much money (if any) does the country save for every day that the US Government is shut down?"

Duh.

Zero.

Did you ever hear of anybody not getting a check during a shutdown?

MarkO

Exclusive: Rand Paul wants Chief Justice Roberts to enroll in Obamacare.

That would be cold revenge.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2013/09/23/exclusive-rand-paul-wants-chief-justice-roberts-all-federal-workers-to-enroll-in-obamacare/#ixzz2fim5ALcs

Janet

https://www.nationalreview.com/article/359202/cory-bookers-problematic-tax-returns-editors

"The mayor’s tax returns remain locked up, though they were allowed a conjugal visit with the press: Nine reporters, all hand-picked by the Booker campaign, were permitted three hours with the documents in a hotel ballroom in Newark — no photographs, no copies, no removing documents from the room, resulting in what one of the reporters present described as a mad scramble to record information as the clock ticked to zero."

Reminds me of Obama's birth certificate & a more recent one...was it Benghazi(?) where the reporters just had to take notes?

4JIB2

Meet Sweet Samantha - the White Widow

Suicide vests are going kaboom right now and the mall is on fire. Pray for the hostages.

henry

Janet, John F Kerry's military records were the beta test for this process.

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"Oh. Never mind."

MaryM,

The actual AGI/MAGI line is $45,960 for an individual, $62,040 for a couple. Individuals with AGIs of $40-41K who are anticipating welfare bonuses are in the same boat as couples with an AGI of $55K (based upon minimum SS payments).

There are other interesting perversions within BOzocare which will become apparent as the drag out begins. It really is a very nasty wealth transfer scheme which is going to bring "unexpectedly" back into vogue in reporting on news about the economy.

Ranger

They seem to be taking the "nuke it from orbit" approach these days in Egypt:

Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood 'activities'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24208933

The Cairo administrative court said its ruling applied to the Islamist group, its non-governmental organisation and "any organisation derived from it".

It also ordered the interim government to seize the Brotherhood's funds and form a panel to administer its frozen assets until any appeal had been heard.

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Egypt Unfriends Muslim Brotherhood

Kinetic detweeting to follow.

NK(tryin' again)

Ranger-- with the MB banned in Egypt, and still very unwelcome in the KSA and Gulf States, I guess the MB hierarchy will have to go back to work for the Clinton Foundation.

NK(tryin' again)

Kinetic detweeting-- heh.

Jane

"No mention of his political party."

Pagar,

It's Massachusetts. Need you ask?

I am going to that place today - it's where my doctor is. I'll be sure to mention it when I get my ginormous bill.

narciso

WAit a tick, she was presumably the reason for the embassy shutdown last month, they weren't on the look out for her, rhetorical question,

This seems somewhat of an echo of Mumbai in 2008

narciso

Reuters is reporting, that two of the Syrian 'moderate' groups in the FSA, God's Victory Brigades, and another, have defected to the Nusra Front, well that's conforting.

Ranger

Well, the American Left in general, and the democratic party in particular has a huge crush on the "moderate Islamist" bad boys of the Brotherhood. I'm sure their shared deep anti-Semitism has nothing to do with it.

jimmyk

"This seems somewhat of an echo of Mumbai in 2008"

It does, though I guess they left out the part about hunting down the local rabbi and killing him and his family. (And yes, there is a Chabad House in Nairobi, apparently.)

Threadkiller

https://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/for_those_who_dont_believe_in_election_fraud.html

narciso

Well that is why I said somewhat, a soft target
directed at civilians, by a collection of natives, and others from as far as Dagestan and Australia, if I read one of the descriptions right.

NK(tryin' again)

There seems to be common psychological traits shared by all forms of the modern Left, all over the world. Things such as politicizing all life issues, hatred for political conservatives, and the personalizing and viciousness of political disagreements: sounds like the US Dems, the Aussie Labour or German socialists, but in this case it's the Brit Labour hierarchy under Gordon 'Downfall' Brown: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2429638/Its-Mad-Dog-The-tribal-Left-driven-hate-says-Mails-sparklingly-incisive-new-voice-DOMINIC-LAWSON.html

Ranger

Via Drudge, the NYT discovers there is no such thing as "free Healthcare":

Lower Health Insurance Premiums to Come at Cost of Fewer Choices

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/health/lower-health-insurance-premiums-to-come-at-cost-of-fewer-choices.html?_r=0

Apparently, there is a need to prepare the faithful for disappointment.

But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.

...

Some consumer advocates and health care providers are increasingly concerned. Decades of experience with Medicaid, the program for low-income people, show that having an insurance card does not guarantee access to specialists or other providers.

And some who thought they were going to be big winners and catch a ride on the gravy train are discovering the ObamaCare did not repeal the laws of economics:

Daniel R. Hawkins Jr., a senior vice president of the National Association of Community Health Centers, which represents 9,000 clinics around the country, said: “We serve the very population that will gain coverage — low-income, working class uninsured people. But insurers have shown little interest in including us in their provider networks.”

Dr. Bruce Siegel, the president of America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, said insurers were telling his members: “We don’t want you in our network. We are worried about having your patients, who are sick and have complicated conditions.”

In some cases, Dr. Siegel said, “health plans will cover only selected services at our hospitals, like trauma care, or they offer rock-bottom payment rates.”

...

Dr. Barbara L. McAneny, a cancer specialist in Albuquerque, said that insurers in the New Mexico exchange were generally paying doctors at Medicare levels, which she said were “often below our cost of doing business, and definitely below commercial rates.”

Oh well, maybe next time they will want to read the bill before the support passage of it.

NK(tryin' again)

Dr. Siegel hoped that ObummerCare exchanges would get his Third World staffed clinics out of MediCaid reimbursement into a higher fee schedule... sorry Doc, all you get from ObummerCare is more Medicaid customer volume, your rates will still be below commercial viability.

NK(tryin' again)

Tom M-- speaking of Sunday-- your Yanks and Football Giants both ended their respective post-season chances on the same Sunday. Congrats, more time with the family for you this Autumn!

DebinNC

Americans need to wake up about how corrupt our media are. It's not just bias. It is active coordination between lib. advocacy organizations, the Dems, & the press....& how our govt. agencies are now being used to carry out their agendas.

A growing majority of Americans don't and won't care imo. I can't imagine a reasonable scenario where that will no longer be the case.

Si Senors and Senoritas, eeet eeez meee, el ZORRO (el magnifico optional)

Z

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