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peter

a glimmer of hope for the world

rse

Obviously he was raised in a family that did not celebrate a culture of death.

Captain Hate

Here's something to make everybody unhappy: Laura Ingraham tweeted this morning that a top Romney advisor is sounding out donors about Romney running again.

Any time now, SMOD.

sbw

Romney v. Christie? Romney.

Romney v. Walker? Walker.

Walker v. Palin? Walker & Palin.

narciso

Put this in the context, of the 'soft coup' that Gates revealed, which Galbraith fils was a part of, I believe TM had a thread on it, and well, ruina or untergang, in that theatre of operations (h/t Tepid)

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself
JIB (in Typhus hell)

Don't the Paki's have No Bomb Zones?

But then this is such a depraved culture disguised as a religion that blowing up schools, shooting young girls, barricading school doors during fires, all adds up to evil.

Altaz - Good
Islam - Evil

Old Lurker

Not Palin, SBW. Too hard to climb out of the hole, particularly with women.

Captain Hate

Unfortunately I don't think there's any way that I'll ever see Palin as part of a national ticket and it's because of that rat bastard McCain. If McRINO hadn't asked her to be VP, she could've stayed in Alaska, working away and gradually making a name for herself by making speeches about the failure of liberalism as embodied in Gaylord Focker. Even if she'd declined to run, it would've put the spotlight on her and all the PMS harpies who lose their shit at the thought of her would still be in the "attack crone" mode regarding her.

Thanks a lot, McRINO. You screw up everything you encounter.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Palin is an election nonissue-- she's raking big bucks for the next few years, through 2016 at least.

JIB (in Typhus hell)

What the articles don't disclose is that Aitzaz was Shia and so was his school of 1,000.

IOW's - Sunni v. Shia

Nothing new here, everyone move along.

The way ABC in Australia covers it.

Sandy Frydaze

I'm with sbw, well I can hope can't I?

Sandy Frydaze

Rest In Peace, Aitzaz Hassan.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,

"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said,
"Here am I. Send me!"


Isaiah 6:8

peter

and the frigging bomber thinks he's hearing the voice of G-d too.

daddy

Since Alaska has been mentioned, Insty links a story on Begich missing the Unemployment Benefits Vote due to being in Hawaii.

The ADN does not run that story, but instead runs a story blaming one of Begich's aides for telling the AP that Begich was on his way to DC for the vote when Begich was actually in Hawaii: Begich spokeswoman takes blame for misstatement

The new ad we're getting from Begich now when I click on JOM is one that sez: "Thank you Senator Mark Begich for helping Alaska's Homeowners. Keep it up." Paid for by the National Association of Realtors.

I have no idea what Begich did to help Alaska's homeowners.

hit and run

Daddy:
I have no idea what Begich did to help Alaska's homeowners.

Probably garage door repairs.

boricuafudd

From the ABC article posted by JIB

"Many people are coming to see me but if they try to express sympathy, I tell them to congratulate me instead on becoming the father of a martyr," he said.

"I will be even more than happy if my second son also sacrifices his life for the country."

Quoting the father, all you need to know.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Speaking of suicide bombs-- what about the one the Obamaniacs and The Fed have been building for 5 years? Bill Gross reckons that but for the phoney baloney Fed QE bond buying, the 10 year T-Bond rate ought to be 4% (it's under 3% now.) When the 10y rises, 2 things happen; The Fed and ChiComs are stuck holding the 10y paper they bought until maturity (or burn it in the fireplace in response to glabal warming) and the cost of financing NEW DEBT explodes, or the treasury, looks at offering shorter (more risky) term notes. Any way you slice it, that's no way to run a country. When does the Fed take the collars off of QE to let inflation rampage to reduce effective Teasury debt? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-10/gross-says-fed-on-course-to-end-qe-even-with-slowing-job-growth.html

Captain Hate

Quoting the father, all you need to know.

Herein lies the problem: How do you isolate these nutjobs from the muz you consider sane?

daddy

An update on the 52 "Rescued" Antarctic Science/Passengers.

Last reports were that the rescue ship, the Aurora Australis, was going to go to Base Casey Antarctica and would keep the 52 passengers onboard as they went thru the 5 day process of offloading their cargo for Casey. Now huge winds have arisen so the rescue ship has had to cancel the offload and has been doing box patterns in horrendous rough seas, 20 miles off the coast, waiting for the winds to break.


This story from January 8th sez the expected delay was for 36 hours, but down in the comments are interesting fresh links as of today showing the ship is still doing the box-patterns and still getting hammered hard out at sea. Aurora Australis Position.

It must absolutely suck being stuck out on that ship in huge seas, getting the carp knocked out of you, and everybody hating your guts.

I am positive now that the Russian Ship they escaped from will be in New Zealand well before the rescued passengers get off the boat in Hobart.

daddy

Probably garage door repairs.:)

Sandy   Frydaze
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15:13

Well, was the father speaking in in (his native?) English or (his native?) Pakistani ...which, if translated, how correctly ?

Maybe not "happy" but what would one say about a father whose son or daughter, a soldier, sailor, airman or MARINE, who had given his life in defense of America, who said he was "proud" of their service and sacrifice?

I'd say I was pretty damn glad, and even "happy" that such Americans stood up, answered the call. I was proud of their service. I was and am happy that such men and women live.

Is it wrong for a father of a deceased son to express the same idea (as possibly translated by who knows whom)???

matt

Unfortunately, in that part of the world the meaning has become tied to the cult of death.

And God must have a real sense of humor keeping those poor touristy sciency people out there in the middle of a raging Antarctic storm.

I can just hear them praying at the porcelain altar saying "F global warming!"

jimmyk

True, Sandy, the father's comments are ambiguous, but he does say this: "I will be even more than happy if my second son also sacrifices his life for the country." I don't think any sane parent would say that. You're proud at the *willingness* to risk one's life, but you hope he doesn't have to. But maybe it's the translation.

Talk about a sick culture, was this from a few days ago mentioned?

Eight-year-old girl captured as she attempted to detonate suicide vest

Subsequent stories say she may be as old as ten.

NK(withnewsoftware)

There may be 2 books to read this month. retire CIA spook dishes on his 30 year career (including waterboarding). http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/10/video-ex-cia-lawyer-declares-my-conscience-is-clear-over-waterboarding/

Extraneus

Palin for Interior. PhD anti-warmists for Energy and EPA.

NK(withnewsoftware)

why not abolish the Dept of Energy altogether?

Beasts of England
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to "transactional sex" for survival.

The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.

"Food insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health," it says.

Morons. Bat shit crazy morons.

rich@gmu

and HHS with a side of repealing Ocare?

Sandy   Frydaze

Am well aware of the difference between the culture that glorifies death rather than celebrates life.

And why did the Iranian mullas give plastic trinkets and promise rewards to the lines of young children as they walked shoulder-to-shoulder through Iraqi Army-emplaced minefields?

Boykin had it right.

In the case of this father, that his son is a hero, who prevented the murder of dozens if not a hundred or more classmates, what is the problem?

The boy displays heroic courage and grace under pressure, and somehow his grieving father's comments are cause for ridicule, of not just the father but the entire world's muslim population (~2M or ~ 20-20%).

Really?

That's a pretty good extrapolation. Perhaps there are some available positions working on Yellen's staff.

jimmyk

A rare bit of sanity from the Obama administration nominating Fischer for Fed Vice Chair. He did very well at the Bank of Israel, normalizing policy early on (2010) rather than continuing with QE this and that. I'd rather he have swapped spots with Yellen, but this is better than nothing.

Sandy   Frydaze

errr,

...the entire world's muslim population (~2B or ~ 20-20%).

sbw

I'd settle for Palin at Interior.

Sandy   Frydaze

errr, squared

...the entire world's muslim population (~2B or ~ 20-22%).

jimmyk

Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men

I don't know, in my experience women usually like the temperature a bit warmer than men want.

Old Lurker

My tax dollars at work. Maybe DrJ should change his grant request focus?:

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government is spending $224,863 to test custom-fitted condoms and validate a self-reporting penis measurement system for commercial use.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the grant with funding through July of 2014 to TheyFit, LLC of Covington, Georgia for the project: “Behavioral and Manufacturing Science to Commercially Develop Fitted Condoms.”

“We also seek to improve upon traditional self-report mechanisms of penis measurement by validating the TheyFit measuring tool,” says the grant description on the NIH website. “This would address an important research question regarding validated measures and supply information on whether users have sufficient proficiency to accurately determine their custom condom size.”

jimmyk

Sandy, if you're referring to my post, I wasn't ridiculing the father or extrapolating, but do you think his sentiment "I will be even more than happy if my second son also sacrifices his life for the country," is normal? I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that something was lost in translation, but if accurate it strikes me as rather extreme.

Old Lurker

"I don't know, in my experience women usually like the temperature a bit warmer than men want."

How old are the women in your house, Jimmy?

I had to hang a dummy thermostat on the wall in my house so my wife thinks she is changing the temperature when she is too hot or too cold.

Account Deleted

Rich,

Brownstein's thesis that doped up debt serfs represent the wave of the future is revealed as incoherent within his own piece. BOzo's plan for a Great Dope and Debt Society has resulted in a drop in approval among Millenials from 64% in 2009 to 46% in December. It's true Millenials proved their ignorance in 2012 by supporting his continuance as Incompetent in Chief but his demand they shoulder the burden of BOzocare on top of the debt created by the pursuit of Moron Credentials seems to have exhausted their willingness to be misled. One can understand the pignorance engendered by exposure to constant indoctrination by educrats busily fixing serf collars to the necks of the gullible but Brownstein has discounted the rate at which reality can shift sullen acquiescence to raging resentment.

The Progressive Democrat Party is going to have to peddle a lot more dope to keep the Millenials on the plantation.

DrJ

OL,

That sounds like a Phase I SBIR award. Did the article mention which NIH Institute or Center?

And thanks, but I'll stay with my area of interest. I deal with enough dicks already, and I have no interest in seeing more (as it were).

daddy

Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output.

If the climate grows warmer, then Alaska, which is one half the size of the Continental US, would turn into possibly the biggest agricultural plot on the planet, with tons of daylight for growing. and enormous quantities of water for the crops. How would Global Warming reduce American Agriculture instead of increasing American Agriculture?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Glad to hear you like Fischer jimmyk. Hopefully he's the grown up in the room. But of course the real problem isn't the FOMC-- it's the insane fiscal/regulatory actions of the Obamamaniacs, such as O-Care drag on employment and economic growth, hyper regulation of energy, and $300B overspending annually. My sense has been that BenB is a brilliant scholarly man who was bullied by the Obamaniacs to pay for their debt, and the Money center banks to recapitalize them with printed money. A good but weak man overtaken by events-- my take anyway.

Extraneus

I was wondering how you thought the proposal measured up, DrJ.

Sue

I took it that the father in question was the father of the bomber.

rich@gmu

omg...

jimmyk

How old are the women in your house, Jimmy?

There's a 12-year-old who is still flexible about temperature, and Mrs K's age is a state secret. But you're right, it's also the range: If it's one degree too hot or too cold I hear about it. So either global warming or cooling is a problem.

jimmyk

In the article JiB linked it's the father of the hero.

NK(withnewsoftware)

OL@1:01-- OK that is the funniest thing I've read in 2014.

RickB@1:02-- that's my hope as well, but of course where millenials come out poltically and culturally is TBD. BTW-- isn't it our responsibility to teach them, one by one?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I had to hang a dummy thermostat on the wall in my house so my wife thinks she is changing the temperature when she is too hot or too cold.

Hahahaa! Too funny. What a great idea!

DrJ

OL,

I looked up the award. It is indeed a Phase I SBIR awarded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). They seem to sponsor a fair amount of AIDS work.

That is an IC with which I have no experience.

Ext, :)

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

a placebo thermostat.

NK(withnewsoftware)

"What a great idea!"

Yeah, but if OL gets caught, he'll be noticing a lot of little blue Tiffany's boxes around the house on a regular basis.

Sue

Makes more sense knowing that. I thought Sandy had lost his mind.

jimmyk

NK, Fischer took a fair amount of heat in Israel over the movements in the shekel, but seemed to stick to his guns, so to speak.

boricuafudd

JimmyK

That was the point I was trying to make, it was not the first sentence that was problematic to me but the second.

I do realize that sometimes things are lost in the translation but it was, to me extreme specially under the circumstances.

His son did a heroic act which ended in his death in a senseless sectarian conflict. Wishing his other kids do the same is ...

Old Lurker

DrJ, Smoking out the self-reporting-error reminds me of the only funny joke my sister ever told. She said "Do you know why girls are so bad at math?" (holding her fingers 3" apart) "because they have been told for years that this is 6" "

OK, going to the woodshed to trade places with Ext.

DrJ

OL,

I've heard the same joke, but with 6" finger spacing representing a foot (in length).

Cecil Turner

I don't think any sane parent would say that.

In my experience, events such as the one in question tend to be wildly misreported. I would be more surprised if things turned out to be substantially as initially presented than at anything a grieving father supposedly said.

However, the willingness to use children in a terror bombing campaign is a telling indictment on the perpetrators and the society that spawned them. As is the fact that the Islamists seem to be more concerned over things that take out managers (e.g., drones or "extra judicial killing") than the loss of fighters, even if by the hundreds.

On a related note, if we'd hanged those Afghan "freedom fighters" when we had the chance, there wouldn't be any arguments over Karzai releasing them now.

Account Deleted

"isn't it our responsibility to teach them, one by one?"

NK,

I'll leave teaching to reality. I'm happy to give helpful pointers as to the responsibility of feather passers regarding their debt and unemployment situation by pointing out that professors will suck more economic blood from Millenials shrinking veins than any segment of horrid free market entrepreneurs ever will. The educrat vampires will be feeding every month and they cannot be denied through bankruptcy.

If they don't like fleas, they can stop sleeping with dogs at a time of their own choosing.

rich@gmu

Rick-

I read it twice and I still couldn't make sense of it. Weed and gay marriage-for the children.

Why rope together, as a political demographic, 12 and 32 year-olds?

Are we really bending our politics to the whims of 16 year olds? Well there's the problem.

narciso

Rizzo's probably the better memoir, since much of Gates stuff we gleaned from before,
it's less known but he wrote the rules for the first drone strikes in the NorthWest Frontier, the ones Obama told us weren't happening, however we didn't every possible
target on the board.

the anecdote about the actor, illustrates the enduring myth spread by Lurch's associates in the Christic Institute, notions that made their way into every TV
show, (Cagney and Lacey)and film (Lethal Weapon) of the late 80s,

narciso

Well it's Brownstein, it's not supposed to make sense, Rich, if it does then there is a problem there.

daddy

"Do you know why girls are so bad at math?"

The old joke I know, and the one I use when messing with the minds of my very young nieces and nephews, is to hold up my hands and ask "How many fingers?"

"10."

So I shake my head 'no', and start counting by touching the fingers of one hand: "10, 9, 8, 7, 6", then pointing at the other hand, "and 5 is eleven."

"Huh?"

"Yeah, see, 6 and 5 are eleven. "!0, 9, 8, 7, 6...", and I do the routine over again. It's fun to see how they react. It only works tho' when they're about 4 or 5, or if they're employed in the Federal Govt producing our US Employment Numbers.

narciso

The could be working in the Census office, in Penny's pigpen, re Crudele, talk about a fellow full of untergang.

MarkO

daddy,

It's rather dark up there now.

Hey, Carolina at Syracuse tomorrow.

I wonder if my Duke team will ever play defense?

MarkO

untergang

All in caps, please.

narciso

Well there's generic untergang, then there's
big Untergang.

clarice

On behalf of people who were kinda naughty when young, I want to remind everyone tht the hero spotted the splodyedope because he was kept outside for misbehaving.

rich@gmu

narciso-

yikes, I know. something odd in celebrating as a "win", adults staying on their parents insurance until 26.

but at least we are getting our weed laws straightened out.

narciso

By Penny, I mean Pritzker, btw the LawGiver
has been generous again with the people of Utah, over the 'bitter clingers'

rich@gmu

and to extend my comment...

the administration is going to make income inequality, the minimum wage, and illegal alien amnesty the issues for 2014. how is any of that going to improve the job prospects of a college educated barista?

Old Lurker

Clarice, the Marines will tell you that bad boys make the best recruits.

narciso

Apparently one too many 'flesh wounds' for CGI, they are being 'thrown under the bus'

Old Lurker

"...of a college educated barista?"

Have you gotten over your cute bartender I take it, Rich?

daddy

Hi MarkO,

Hey, Is Syracuse in the ACC yet? I have no idea who's in the Conference anymore but I'm still bummed that the guys who wear French Football uniforms have left.

BTW, I think I may have found the solution to the NFL's problem with concussions.

rich@gmu

hahahahaha...she was good looking. haven't been back since however. don't have Beast's skillz with bartenders.

lyle
It's true Millenials proved their ignorance in 2012 by supporting his continuance as Incompetent in Chief but his demand they shoulder the burden of BOzocare on top of the debt created by the pursuit of Moron Credentials seems to have exhausted their willingness to be misled.

Great stuff as usual, Rick. Debbie Watzhername Shultz, call your office!

gennaro m. olmos

"If the climate grows warmer, then Alaska, which is one half the size of the Continental US, would turn into possibly the biggest agricultural plot on the planet, with tons of daylight for growing. and enormous quantities of water for the crops. How would Global Warming reduce American Agriculture instead of increasing American Agriculture?"

Welcome to Monsanto's world.

daddy

...income inequality, the minimum wage, and illegal alien amnesty the issues for 2014. how is any of that going to improve the job prospects of a college educated barista?

Rich,

I don't know about the income inequality or the minimum wage, but according to Larry Kudlow the illegals are loaded with "Braniacs," millions of 'em, and they'll come up with so many genius ideas that it'll make your head hurt trying to count all the wonderful new jobs and industries they'll create.

gennaro m. olmos

"Great stuff as usual, Rick"

Rehash redux...

Now, who's the fuckin idiot?

MarkO

daddy,

Would those "football" games go on for days? That might be useful.

I am now a fan of Australian Rules Football.

lyle

Effing trained monkeys! Moody's econo dude flat doesn't believe today's job numbers, folks. Way too low! But that doesn't stop trained monkey, Chuck Todd, from this:

Still a bit skeptical, Todd asked whether the sequester and the government shutdown could be to blame for the few jobs added. “No, I don’t think so. The timing is just all wrong,” Zandi replied. “You would’ve seen it in October or maybe November, not in December.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/10/head-in-the-sand-moodys-economist-just-doesnt-believe-dismal-december-jobs-report/#ixzz2q1ZRdbHb

lyle

Ah, I see George Costanza shows up 24 hours later with his riposte. I must have left a mark with that one yesterday, huh, spanky?

NK(withnewsoftware)

As you probably know Lyle-- Zandi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Team OFA.

JIB (in Typhus hell)

MarkO,

Collingwood Magpies!

lyle

I know, NK. But...government shutdown and the sequester remain part of the MFM's unified field theory.

rich@gmu

daddy-

it is disappointing that Larry doesn't get out more and get something other than those talking points from liberal Silicon Valley and liberal Wall Street.

we've had a 30 years open borders experiment. it hasn't worked.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Legacy Media 'sequester' meme. a $16Trillon Economy brought to its kness by NOT spending $60B that had been budgeted. They are either too stupid or too corrupt to know the truth.

Danube on iPad

Just imagine a world without Islam.

mad jack

I don't think it's an either or situation, NK.

NK(withnewsoftware)

JimmyK-- hopefully Fischer alerts the Fed people to the effects QE had on other currencies, and how the Fed exported inflation through QE, and that helps wrap this QE thing up sooner than later.

Then who buys $40B of Jack Lew's T-Bonds every month?

NK(withnewsoftware)

MadJack-- dang, I forgot the 'or both'.

PS: what is the DaveinMa connection? do I remember that right?

rich@gmu

>>>Then who buys $40B of Jack Lew's T-Bonds every month?<<<

They'll just mint a trillion dollar coin.

a trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you are talking real money...

NK(withnewsoftware)

Noooo, now you'll cause TomM to do that whole coin analysis again.

lyle

Just imagine a world without Islam.

Too bad I can't add the line:

"Easy if you try..."

Old Lurker

Open Borders for Larry, Dems and GOP leaders?

Do the math.

North of the Rio Grande accounts for 27% of the global net worth earned and saved by 5% of the global population.

South of the Rio Grande all the way down owns but 6% of global net worth shared by almost 9% of the global population.

Open the borders and blend them all together and the average net worth of those now living north of the Rio Grande will be cut by more than 50%. (Static math of course)

Yahoo!

Old Lurker

Oh. Since I have no intention in sharing in that net worth haircut, the rest of you will have to give up even more.

NK(withnewsoftware)

So in the end, the Obamaniacs grant diplo status and ask the Indian woman to leave. As they should have done in December in lieu of arrest. Politics aside, this whole Obama gang is grossly incompetent: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-10/indian-diplomat-returns-home-from-u-s-after-fraud-spat.html

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