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January 22, 2014

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TexasIsHeaven

Truth On Hold - or whatever your name is - what is your problem? What is wrong with you? Don't you work or have anything to do with yourself? Come on down to the Big Thicket here in east Texas. We have cottonmouths, rattle snakes, copperheads, coral snakes, alligators, coyotes, all kinds of animals to fit your personality. We'll tie a sack of corn around your head and tie you to a tree and wait for the javalina's to come rootin' around. Or how about we pour a bucket of syrup over you and stake you to a fire ant bed? If we can help you out of your damn misery please rsvp as soon as possible.

narciso

Well I recall, the week before he closed down the monuments, Erdogan criticized for allowing the shutdown to happen, so in a way, that was the Taksim Square moment,

Truthbetold

Clarice

Chalabi is one of Richard Perle's good friends.

Are you saying you never met him?

386J-I-B289

Does Free Speech exist within 35 feet of an abortiona clinic?

Its a SCOTUS case and if this goes down we are truly in a police state.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Temps at shoreline of 77-78F, how far out does that go? Here's a Pacific Sea surface temp and it does look like mid 70s all around Hi (23-24C). Mid 70s is not bathtub, but not hypothermia temp either. So no temp shock-- just a heart attack: https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/sst/contour/alashawa.cf.gif

magwa

"Show up, stand up or sit the fuck down."

Clarabelle has answered once re Chalabi. Tbt was mistaken in giving her a sectored question she could answer.

Now about Dick Perle.

Danube on iPad

"No evidence of that prior to it stopping."

The medical examiner found it in the autopsy. Of course maybe he's in on the conspiracy.

boricuafudd

TBT- Ha ha ha ha, you don't know your friend's friend, how about the friend of a friend of a friend. Why don't you asked Perle since you must know him in order to determine how good a friend it is of his. Ha ha ha ha, TBT (totally batty too).

henry

Walker's state of the state is at 7:00 (8:00 JOM std time). Live feed from Walker's website. Some excerpts are on the site now.

386J-I-B289

Talk about Federal Over-reach

Wyoming town taken over by an Indian tribe thanks to the EPA.

At least the governor is going to ignore the ruling and fight the damn federal bureaucrats. Pitchforks are too good for these commie creeps.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry-- I love Walker-- I particularly love his placing value on workers as much as Drs and lawyers. And I particularly particlarly love he's point to his accomplishments, not blaming the old Dems-- contrasting is the best condemnation as far as persuadables are concerned. That, and cutting their taxes. Dems who work like lower taxes too.

miss Marple

NK,

Walker should hook up with Mike Rowe.

Threadkiller

The doctor in the video said that kind of diagnosis can only be made before someone dies, Danube. I don't know.

NK, I posted pictures of the plane sitting in the water. I can't find them right now. The plane appears to be several hundred yards from shore.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Several hundred yards from shore is 'sea surface', and that NOAA map shows mid 70s sea surface temps throughout the year. She didn't die from water temp shock. Plain ole heart attack.

narciso

Im sure Landler will go with the 'Werewolves of London' line, re this snafu;


https://legalinsurrection.com/2014/01/first-day-of-syrian-peace-conference-goes-as-expected-not-well/#comments

Sandy Daze

FWIW, hypothermia due to water exposure can occur in almost any temperature water that is lower than body temperature. So, 90°F water, you can become hypothermic of you are in it long enough.

Try this, go to a pool, our make your self a bath at say, 75°, see how long you last. Speaking of baths, have you ever sat in the tube, and then decided to add more hot water... ?

Out of shape, in water at 70-80°, you'll get chattering teeth and then worse, very quickly. Try it, you won't like it.

~~~~~~~~

Firefox, greasemonkey, killfile & the narcisolator---makes all the trolls disappear. Try it, you'll like it.

narciso

it took killfile, to do the trick,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Sandy-- all true, but the referenced portion of the autopsy doesn 't find hypothermic shock, it finds arythmic heart attack. But, as you note, this particuar person suffering a fatal heart attack under the circumstances-- I find completely unsurprising.
What did you think of the water landing? It seemed to be superb flying by the pilot.

Corky

Bullshite. Myself and other surfers used to sit in 65 degree water for up to 8-hours without even a chill. Now if there was a brisk breeze blowing...maybe HT would kick in.

centralcal

Beautiful child, talented photographer father, re-creation of famous paintings = mesmerizing portraits.

anonamom

No stretch to envision that little butterball being terrified at the thought of having to hit the water.
She didn't look like she spent her free time surfing or kayaking.

Ignatz

--I am sorry to say this but why do recent political people Obama, Bill clinton, and Wendy Davis have such sordid , kind of creepy pasts?--

Cause they're sordid, creepy people?

narciso

that's remarkable, central,

Ignatz

Clarice should simply confess she knows and is friends with every person within 100 miles of the District of Colombia.

This one by one thing is going to take forever and the dork isn't even asking alphabetically.

Sue

Iran says they didn't agree to dismantle anything. Oh well, no one really believed it, did they?

Extraneus

The troll came here with an accusation that Clarice had a "conflict of interest" because she hadn't disclosed to American Thinker readers that she knew Richard Perle personally.

In a previous thread, I linked a piece by Clarice from 2012 that proved otherwise, which as far as I know hasn't been acknowledged by the accuser. Has it?

What else do you have, aside from questions about who else she knows?

Seriously, do you have another point?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Why don't John effin' Kerry and Obummer simply say they want the Mullahs to have the Bomb, because they hate USA 'imperialism' and they don't like jews. Why do we all have to suffer this risible Kabuki?

Jim Miller

Time for a joke. (And you can probably guess which comments inspired it.)

Ivan's friend is criticizing him for his lack of knowledge of party doctrine.

"Do you know Engels?"

"No, never heard of him."

"What about Marx?"

"No, but he sounds like a German."

"Don't you know any of our thought leaders?"

"No, but I do know Ivanov."

"Who's Ivanov?"

"He's the man who sees your wife when you are at party meetings."

(If some of you see a lesson in that old joke, that's not my fault.)

Steve

Raw Video: Youth Goes Wild for Life at March for Life 2014

https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/01/raw-video-youth-goes-wild-for-life-at.html

MarkO

Colonel Mustard, with the anvil, in the airplane.

Elementary, my dear.

Ignatz

Not exactly on topic but using TM's title what are the odds Facebook will have more than 10,000 users in five years?

Extraneus

Ex-EPA official told lawmakers of project to 'modify the DNA' of capitalism

matt

It was either the Kraken or a hit squad of Navy trained dolphins (Code name: Flipper), or maybe an Imperial Japanese Navy submarine carry a Bulgarian with a poisoned umbrella tip.

Horrywoood!!!!

Jim Miller

So the EPA is in favor of genetic engineering -- at least in one case.

narciso


You tipped us off to this excerpt from Mukasey's op ed


Forgive this brief demurrer, but consider: A young man gets a medical discharge from the military notwithstanding that his avocations include kickboxing, then has a rocky and brief tenure at the CIA that ends with the negotiated retention of his security clearance—which allowed him then to be employed by a military contractor in a job that gave him access to the secrets he later leaked—and then he manages to disable a complex computer system and steal more than a million-and-a-half documents. Are we not entitled at least to some brief assurance that the holes in the system that allowed Edward Snowden to do what he did have been sewn up?


I'd venture to say no,

centralcal

Just back from reading comments over at MOTUS, and what I want to know is did FLOTUS come back from Hawaii with some new tatas?

And, if so, sure hope her hubby paid for them and not the taxpayers.

Hey, fatter eyebrows, plumper girls. Nothing would surprise me.

narciso

We'll take your word for it, central,

Porchlight

I already want my time spent reading Dreams From My Father back.

I haven't read the Remnick article, but funny you should mention that little book, anonamom. Today I had a meeting with an acquaintance (former co-worker). I'm helping him put a program together of music from Azerbaijan for the very big music festival coming up here in March. He's been trying to get funding from the (very rich and very corrupt) Azeri government.

Anyway, please forgive the length. I will not use real names in case someone is Googling. My friend was at a gray ponytail function here in town last week and mentioned to a friend that he was working on this Azeri project. And his friend said 'oh, B--l just got back from Azerbaijan, let me introduce you.' Well 'B--l' turned out to be, you guessed it, the guy that we think wrote that book that was supposedly written by the President. And he had his lovely wife B. with him. They were in town for his book tour, and indeed they had just returned from Azerbaijan where ostensibly the government had brought them over to promote the new book, but in reality to schmooze with him because he is their American "Communist" (their word per B--l) contact whom they hope will be their direct conduit to the President.

So now B--l and my friend have struck up a friendship, and B--l has forwarded my friend's request for program funding directly to the head of one of the richest families in Azerbaijan.

From which I conclude that either B--l is conning the Azeri government about his relationship with Obama, or else he really does have a relationship with Obama. Or he's lying to my friend about his connection to all of these people. But I'm thinking it's probably not a lie. Per his FB page, they were definitely in Baku, Azerbaijan - which he refers to as "Oil City!" in early January. Knowing how much oil money is floating around that country and how corrupt it is and how it does business per my friend who has spent a lot of time there, and how few people even speak English, let alone read the works of someone like B--l, I haven't the slightest doubt why the guy was brought over.

Ignatz

Since cc induced me to go to MOTUS and made me see something awful I'm going to make everyone look at it;

Sorry, but why should I have to suffer alone?

narciso

Interesting, porchlight, I would figure there will be some turmoil there in the future, that's what happened in the last place that fellow, visited, it's a Shia majority country with a Sunni leadership,

Account Deleted

Clarice,

Thanks for the link to the Trende piece. He was relatively evenhanded in his analysis and set the table for Progcrat doom in '14 very nicely. His "don't give up hope" ending with a pointer to his next piece was amusing, given my inability to identify factors which might improve BOzo's approval numbers.

The only thing I might have added within the piece is the fact the black bloc is propping BOzo's approval coupled with their 30% slide in participation from '08 to '10. They went from 13% in '08 to 10% in '10 back to 13% in '12.

Is there any reason why they wouldn't slide back to 10% in '12, putting Progcrats 3% deeper in the hole than even bad approval ratings suggest?

miss Marple

Narciso, I still maintain that Obama managed to insert a group of his minions into NSA after 2009. They keep to themselves and feed info to thenObama machine.

Most of NSA is as it was under Bush, but this group is doing great damage.

I would require a security review of everyone hired and every contractor used after January, 2009.

boricuafudd

One point about Ms. Fuddy, due to he extra layer of fat, that would in fact insulate her not the other way around.

Ignatz

Hey Porch,
We have a couple of friends who were missionaries for several years in Azerbaijan and now live in Texas.
Don't know if they would be of any help but let me know and I'll put you in contact with them.

Beasts of England

Damn it, Ig!

narciso

their bubble is as big as a Dyson sphere;

https://twitchy.com/2014/01/22/challenge-accepted-msnbc-requests-state-of-our-union-photos-harsh-reality-ensues/

matt

Man, Keith Richards is looking weird.

Porchlight

Yeah, narciso, the whole thing smells. However, that guy is pretty smart and I would think he would play it closer to the vest if he had anything specific in mind.

Ignatz

Sorry Beasts.
I know I was whining about Christie fat jokes awhile back, but honestly I don't see how somebody like Rosa is even of the same species as somebody like the late Mrs Iggy or other similarly equipped gals one might run into.

You can't be that fugly, IMO, unless it's coming from something creepy and repellant inside.

henry

Walker should walk into the chamber in a minute or so.

Laura White

Centralcal, those images are really remarkable--not since Lewis Carroll's or Julia Cameron's have I seen child photography that natural and striking at the same time--thanks for the link!

narciso

Oh fahrfegnugen,


https://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/22/appeals-court-says-environmental-assessment-was-flawed-before-2008-arctic/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

Beasts of England

She's deliberately unattractive. Dayum!

Porchlight

Thanks, Ig! Yes, I would love their contact info. We are trying to reach out to all Azeri and Azeri-related communities in Texas to promote the program. The musicians will likely be playing in Houston and Dallas as well.

BTW I still support the project although I don't know if I want my name on it if that other guy's name is going to be on it too. But part of me wants to meet him and pretend I'm a lefty and see what he'l tell me. :)

Porchlight

I kinda like her jacket. She is rumored to be a clotheshorse. I guess if I looked that much like Keef, I'd try to be a clotheshorse too.

miss Marple

Beasts, I believe she has that weird psychological disorder in which what she sees in the mirror is far removed from reality.

Note how she has the purple tint on the front of her hair. This is not done by someone who ignores her appearance.

Also, her clothes are expensive and from designers, although they are hideous. I recognize some of the pieces. Someone who didn't care would be shopping at Goodwill or Walmart.

So it's either that she thinks she looks better than she does, or she is a transgender person. Your choice.

clarice

narciso, it occurs to me that the Alaskans were tricked into joining the Union in the same way the rajas were tricked into joining India.

Porchlight

I think the former, MM. My guess is that she has accepted her God-given looks for what they are, and has decided to go for nice clothes instead.

If I'm right, I sort of respect her for it. Assuming she's buying the clothes legitimately and they aren't some kind of kickback from designers.

narciso

'daddy's modest proposal' about Volodya taking the state, might be a viable alternative, reading Michener's account, they really weren't keen on being a colony of Seattle,

386J-I-B289

Porch,

You discussing Wendy in your 8:17?

I don't think this is going away for her. In fact, now there is blood in the water, I expect more to come out. Plus as the March today proves, abortion is not an issue to run on.

Porchlight

Let me amend that - I think that being a clotheshorse is quite shallow, as a pursuit. But I do respect people who can accept the way they look and not try to be something they're not with oodles of cosmetic surgery and the like.

miss Marple

Porchlight, I understand, but a fuller hairstyle would soften her face, the glasses need to be modified, and some make-up wouldn't hurt.

It cannot be the time required, because she got that purple dye job.

Porchlight

386J, I meant Sen. DeLauro as pictured above. But I totally agree with you about Wendy.

The left will blame her losing campaign on "dirty tactics" by the Abbott camp but the fact is she was doomed from the very beginning.

Account Deleted

or she is a transgender personspecies entity.

There. All better. I had no idea they were already casting the next Aliens film.

Porchlight

It cannot be the time required, because she got that purple dye job.

Ha. Good point. Maybe she sees herself as some kind of aging punk rocker a la Patti Smith.

Beasts of England

I didn't notice her clothes until you mentioned them, Miss Marple. My first guess would have been Goodwill. Didn't notice the hair coloring, either. That's some menagerie of the bizarre.

Given the left's propensity for delusion, I'll go with your assessment that maybe she likes the way she looks...

Sue

What if she and Waxman had a child? What would it look like?

narciso

She's married to Stan Greenberg, former pollster for the Sandinistas and the ANC, subsequently Clinton, neuralizer please,

Carol Herman

Afghanistan was a place where the locals took billions. And, we built 8-lane highways through the mountain passes. Making it even easier for the poppy crops to move into all the heroin markets.

When we leave, we should destroy the super-duper-highway system.

We can't stop the trade. Nor can we ever stop the local violence.

Stupid to have gone "in." Won't be stupid to pull out.

I can remember back to 2002 ... And, I thought Afghanistan would "replace" Germany as a place where our troops got the "real deal."

We don't belong in Germany, either.

As Eisenhower said, the military-industrial complex is to be feared.

Meanwhile we haven't produced a single upper echelon general. Sure, they don't get along with each other, as Patton taught.

Eisenhower, on the other hand, kept out of Berlin. He was able to contain the anger of his other 4-stars. While russia was green-lighted to go into Berlin. (Which is why Hitler killed himself.) He'd have surrendered to Americans. But he was terrified of Stalin.

Not that history ever gets taught well. But Americans are good at reading between the lines.

Besides, all our military men in the upper echelon, had to deal with LBJ. Nixon. Carter. And, Clinton. By the time Obama came in ... the military was pretty much ruined, anyway.

The best people left for the private sector. Just as they did after WW!. And, Herman Wouk wrote about this in the epilog to the Caine Mutiny.

Truthbetold

Clarice

You might want to explain to your friends what constitutes a "conflict of interest" and that writing about your vacation years later in a different venue does not qualify as disclosing.

narciso

In the Charles Stross world, creatures from Ryleh's and other places in the deep, use something called 'glamour' to hide their true hideous selves, like so,


https://therightscoop.com/morning-joe-panel-wendy-davis-story-fake-but-true/

Sue

Hitler didn't kill himself. He went to Argentina where he met Obama's grandfather and they hatched a plot to make Barry Soetero become Barack Obama.

narciso

the GOP strategist, I've dubbed 'Carmen Miranda'
as the Latin version of Nicole Wallace, another one with the glamour was excusing Mrs. Nazgul's spotty C.V,

bgates

The thing I've always found weird is being good at getting elected has nothing to do with being good at elected office.

What I don't get is anybody I've ever met who argues that private companies can grow and stay exorbitantly large purely on the strength of deceptive marketing without ever providing a useful good or service - also routinely become convinced by the political campaigns of candidates who promise to eliminate that problem (and all others).

narciso

Well they seized on Vance Packard, and others to make the false consciousness argument, that people don't know their own interests, that's been Tom Frank's shtick, and Obama's 'bitter clingers' and Red Squaw,

narciso

well now that's straightened out,


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/iranian-fm-on-nuke-deal-we-did-not-agree-to-dismantle-anything-video/

Ignatz

--What if she and Waxman had a child? What would it look like?

Posted by: Sue | January 22, 2014 at 08:34 PM --


I'm terrible, I know.

Centralcal on iPad

I really enjoy photos of Rosa deLauro! As clarice has told us, her wardrobe is very expensive. When I am having a bad day and lamenting my own ugly-ish old age, I can look at a photo of her and immediately feel uplifted.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

32% of the people in this country approve of Obama. Less than 1/3 think he has improved the economy. 2/3rds of the country think government is too big and too powerful.

Who the hell is that third?

Guy filming the March for Life rally said it was like filming the Grand Canyon because there were so many people, and many/most of them young people.

Janet, did you go?

Danube on iPad

"Myself and other surfers used to sit in 65 degree water for up to 8-hours without even a chill."

I've surfed in 65 degree water and it's cold as hell. But every time you catch a wave you're out of the water and up in the sun. This fat old lady was constantly immersed, and no doubt flailing a bit. It seems as conducive to a heart attack as some geezer shoveling snow, which happens like clockwork.

Centralcal on iPad

Maybe not terrible, Iggy - pretty danged close ( needs more nostril flare).

Beasts of England

Hilarious! Gotta love a neighbor with a really snarky sense of humor.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/22/probably-fusion/#more-75728

miss Marple

Centralcal, you must not give up just because you are older!

As I tell the girls at my salon, I am willing to spend quite a bit of money just to look average.

And I do. LOL!

narciso

Well if you're going to do a film about a scam artist, why not run one;

https://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/01/22/dicaprio-wolf-cost-ny-millions

Ignatz

If you want to laugh, and laugh hard, go to Beasts' link.
My cheeks hurt.

Centralcal on iPad

How sweet MM. I haven't given up because of age, but rather do less because of laziness - ha!

Beasts, what a hoot that link was!!

miss Marple

Beats, that was a great exchange of emails.

Really funny!

Ignatz

--Well if you're going to do a film about a scam artist, why not run one;--

Yeah, but the good thing about an honest crook like Belfort is he doesn't give you a sanctimonious lecture about the evils of greed while liftng your wallet, unlike DeCaprio and Scorcese.

Sue

Ig,

Lol.

narciso

Lol, although I see 'a scene of unimaginable violence. somewhere in the future,' with those two,

True, Scorsese celebrated the untrammelled rage and depravity of Costello, a little too much, his
comeuppance and that of Matt Damon's was too little too late,

386J-I-B289

Before we go to bed let me welcome the graveyard shift of Gus, Rich@GM, TK and the other west coasters. Daddy, of course, will show up toward sunbreak but it should be a hoot to read when I wake up.

Janet

Janet, did you go?

No. I was so disappointed. I bought some of those hand warmer things & was planning on it.
I was hesitant to leave my father-in-law by himself. It was so icy today & I was afraid he'd go out for a walk even if I told him not to. He doesn't remember at all anymore.
It was the right decision cause I had to stop him twice....but I was kinda bummed.

Ignatz

This is pretty funny too. Right click for whole thing;

narciso

I know he's an introspective sort, but I don't get this;


https://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/22/beck-i-played-a-role-in-tearing-country-apart/

Janet

I never realized it till I went to one, but the March for Life rallies are pretty big.
...& you are right, Jane. It is mostly teens & young adults. The young speakers are great too.
Ryan Bomberger from The Radiance Foundation or sometimes Lila Rose.
a short video on Ryan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktbnqpiHr94

Lots of great energy at the March for Life rallies...

miss Marple

Narciso, I am not a Beck fan, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

His show on Fox spent a lot of time frightening people about imminent economic collapse and the sinister plots of the Progressives. Unfortunately, Progressives in his world included Teddy Roosevelt, both Bush presidents, and various elected officials he didn't agree with.

Even tonight, he attacked BOTH parties just now and hinted a third party might take them out.

I do not find him helpful. At all.

Jim Miller

Very far off topic, but too good not to share: Michael Medved was asking for suggestions for a Republican to reply to Obama's State of the Union speech, and a caller suggested Richard Sherman.

I have to admit that I like the idea, for several reasons.

It has always struck me that having the reply right after the speech is an error, that it would be better to have it a day later, so that it could actually be a reply.

jimmyk

Ha, Ig, ya think some of those Marines might have had some unreported injuries to their knuckles?

Threadkiller

I would pick Mcclintock, Jim.

clarice

I'd pick Mia Love.

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