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hit and run

Do you think it a coincidence that $10.10 and 9/11 both involve numbers that when added equal 20??!!?!??!!!?

Ignatz

The only bill I'm interested in is one which costs 500,000 jobs in Washington DC.

narciso

yes, it's very Troy McClure, like the ones they wrangled to support the stimulus,

anyways crunchy irony;


http://patterico.com/2014/02/27/glenn-greenwald-on-internet-deception-by-the-british-government/

narciso

this is what it's really about, but you know context only goes one way;

://minx.cc/?post=347490

narciso

of course shr's a former?? bankster in good standing;

http://minx.cc/?post=347490

ribbit

Don't run away. Coulter's petite, anorexic missive has been addressed.

Free market means FREEEE money not just to those single-mom WIC and food stamp outrages.

http://pando.com/2014/02/26/fortune-500-companies-receive-63-billion-in-subsidies/

"Along with propping up firms that are supposedly free-market icons, the subsidies are also flowing to financial firms that have become synonymous with never-ending bailouts and a perverse kind of corporate socialism. Indeed, firms like UBS, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup – each of which were given massive taxpayer subsidies during the financial crisis — all are the recipients of tens of millions of dollars in additional subsidies tracked by Good Jobs First."

ribbit

How much does it cost to refuse a living wage to earners?

answer; 956 Billyun dollahs. Oh, you fiscal geniuses.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1676

NK(withnewsoftware)

and so it begins in Warren 'Bane' Wilhelm's NYC, gangstas blasting away at cops on the streets of Brooklyn: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9446420

centralcal

I saw a report at Weekly Standard that AG Holder has been taken to the hospital with chest pains, this morning.

Jack is Back

Today's important history lesson:

On this day in 1776, the newly established Continental Navy was at sea on its first operation, an expedition to the Bahamas to capture some badly needed munitions. The flagship of the little fleet flew a new ensign presented by Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina: a yellow banner emblazoned with a coiled rattlesnake and the legend “Don’t Tread on Me.”

The rattlesnake was a favorite emblem during the Revolutionary War. In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym “An American Guesser” in which he ruminated on the symbol.

“I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, ‘Don’t tread on me,’ ” Franklin wrote. He noted that the rattlesnake’s “eye excelled in brightness that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders. She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.”

Today the rattlesnake image remains popular with many military units. U.S. Navy ships currently fly a Navy Jack with a rattlesnake and the Don’t Tread on Me slogan as a symbol of vigilance during the war on terrorism.

Jane

Centralcal,

I am trying very hard to be sympathetic, but I'm a mean bitch about the people destroying this country.

centralcal

Jane, I am right there with you!

Marlene

Jack,if you ever go to DC and meet the wonderful Janet,she will give you a gift bag full of Gadsden goodies.

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

http://weaselzippers.us/176994-obama-to-spend-200-million-on-my-brothers-keeper-plan-for-young-men-of-color/

Ya know...this newest program idea that is named after a liar that murdered his brother...
maybe the "young men of color" are just a bunch of knuckleheads that need to be told what to do by the government. Why bother with programs & studies? Obama has a pen & a phone...he should just dictate to all the "young men of color" what they have to do.

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

Yeah, Marlene...that's part of my Tea-vangelism ministry!

Account Deleted

"I saw a report at Weekly Standard that AG Holder has been taken to the hospital with chest pains, this morning."

Paging Dr. Emengele, Dr. Emengele to ER, if you have the time or whenever you feel like it.

Ignatz

If Barry's reverse Midas touch holds true, he'll have more "young men of color" on choom, in jail and out of a job and school faster than you can say Jackie Robinson.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Personally, I want Dr. Zeke Emengele to be the attending physician STAT, so he can pronounce Holder 'not worthy' and pull the plug.

NK(withnewsoftware)

"....on choom, in jail and out of a job and school ..."

you say this like it's a bad thing. For many of these young men, it's a lifestyle choice.

Neo

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday morning after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said Holder, 63, had complained of the symptoms during his regular morning meeting with senior staff.

... let's all say a prayer ... but keep our intentions between ourselves and God

Bori

Narciso,

Looking at the graphs in the Mother Jones article it seems to me that the hotter it gets the curves bends lower, so we should make it hotter and problem solved.

Captain Hate

Good thing for Stedman he has an exemption from 404Care. Too bad that privilege isn't extended to everybody.

narciso

Not surprising they would read the charts wrong, they did much reserach on the point.

Bori

Maybe that is why I am reading wrong, as I did not do my reserach on it.

Jane

Paging Dr. Emengele, Dr. Emengele to ER, if you have the time or whenever you feel like it.

I think we should set up a death panel. We have Elian Gonzales, Marc Rich, the IRS scandal, ignoring the constitution, outrageous spending, targeted prosecutions on one side.

On the other side... I'm open to suggestion...

Marlene

We live in the boonies,so we have satellite TV,I don't know anything about the proposed Time-Warner/Comcast merger,good bad or indifferent. But,the 1st District Congresswoman Pingree,posted a message on the website of the social action group CREDO asking people to sign her petition against the merger. Pingree was the president of Common Cause before being elected to congress. She has always had an interest in media and believes the merger will create a monopoly,giving consumers fewer choices. She is married to Donald Sussman,the majority share owner of Maine Today Media,which includes the Portland,Augusta and Waterville papers. Did someone say monopoly?

Marlene

Jane,New Black Panthers.

rich@gmu

hope Holder's Obamacare policy is paid up.

>>>this is what it's really about, but you know context only goes one way<<<

where does Meg Whitman go to get her apology? revolting that dems get away with that all the time and everyday.

NK(withnewsoftware)

On the other side... I'm open to suggestion...

Ah.... hmmm.... GUILLOTINE!!!

rich@gmu

Janet-

yeah more midnight basketball and other hugs for thugs ideas that haven't worked before. just more looting.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

For those of you who get to jonesing for girl scout thin mint cookies, Walgreen's private label thin mint cookies are a great substitute and are available year round. 2/5.00.

Jane

Marlene,

That's right. Now we need a list of all the good things he has done.

...
...
...crickets

rich@gmu

I'm seeing dscc ads for hiking the min wage...thought it was tabled.

narciso

Don't forget the witchhunt against CIA interrogators, some of whom got the info
that led to Bin Laden,

Frau Steingehirn

I despise those pukey letters published with hundreds of signatures. Numbers replace facts. Core Curriculum?

Does the signature count as a publication for the eejits?
Pfui!

hit and run

Jane:
Now we need a list of all the good things he has done.

That's easy!

Holder is well-known to put the seat down on the toilet #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Clarification: Holder puts the seat down *before* he pees #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Holder holds doors open for women #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Clarification: Holder likes to leer at women's backsides and holding a door is a way to do so #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Holder contributes to the poor #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Clarification: Holder helps Obama's policies contribute to the growing number of poor people #GoodThingsHolderHasDone

Ok, it's harder than I thought.

Bori

Don't know if this was posted earlier, but I just finished it. It dovetails with my thoughts on the whole mess.

http://goo.gl/YpLO9K

narciso

Seems like a featherpasser;

http://people.umass.edu/dmkotz/CV.pdf

narciso

I did earlier, Bori.

Danube on iPad

I thought I saw that Reid said he wouldn't bring it up in the senate.

Danube on iPad

Kaiser: 56% of uninsured disapprove of Obamacare.

Old Lurker

The dogs just do not like the dogfood, DoT.

Jack is Back

marlene,

I have a Gadsden flag that I fly with all my service flags and the campaign flags at our Veteran's muster.

A lot of people don't know that our Navy is older than our Country. Its even older than the Declaration of Independence.

lyle

Glad to see the noticeable lack of squabbling among all you JOMers today. When you argue amongst yourselves it makes lyle sad and he drinks more.

Old Lurker

It makes OL think of Thanksgiving dinners when he was speaking with his sister and then he drinks more too, Lyle.

Jack is Back

I feel sorry for people who need an excuse to drink:)

rich@gmu

Bradley A. Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Bradley A. Smith: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

provides a decent timeline of actions.

Old Lurker

JiB, your neighbor's house is in a very nice location. Probably has a world class view.

narciso

Well this fellow that I linked in the other thread:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304709904579407493793031028?mod=trending_now_1

O'Rouke described a similar fellow, who headedan anti terror militia in the Phillipines as 'Compact like an Attack Squirrel' but he may be the honey badger,

Danube on iPad

Daily Mail:

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shocked Washington by withdrawing support for President Barack Obama´s minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, showing that Democrats are getting cold feet following a devastating report that predicted massive job losses if the wage floor were to rise. But while the Democratic leader has withdraw the measure from the Senate calendar, leading liberals in the House of Representatives are preparing an attempt to force a minimum wage vote over the objections of House Speaker John Boehner and conservative Republicans."

rich@gmu

>>>When you argue amongst yourselves it makes lyle sad and he drinks more.

Posted by: lyle<<<

I have a four aspirin hangover this afternoon. That makes me sad.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce is screaming about how the Arizona bill was mischaracterized and defeated by miscasting faith as bigotry.

Bori

This is why we love our civil servants.

Weissberg, 41, was hired on Jan. 24, 2005, and resigned March 23, 2013. In his complaint, Weissberg states he was “required to work approximately 30 minutes off-the-clock ... for activities he performed at the City of South Miami Police Department prior to Roll Call.”

According to Weissberg, these activities included putting on and taking off his uniform, maintaining his weapon, maintaining his police car, and cleaning/maintaining his work uniform.

The complaint states that Weissberg worked 5-10 overtime hours per week for which he was not paid. Weissberg seeks back pay of overtime wages for all overtime hours worked, plus an equal amount as penalty and all attorneys’ fees and costs. Weissberg said he never went before the commission with his concerns.

http://goo.gl/6Ti1Co

rich@gmu

thanks DoT. figure it is just fundraising bait for the dscc-they can now hit up both the business community and unions. As far as policy goes, think it is near universally believed that raising the min wage is bad public policy and that it causes unemployment.

so of course dems would be for it.

Account Deleted

"thought it was tabled"

Rich,

It's tabled pending public acceptance of the fact we're sliding deeper into recession recovery. How will the Lackwitz Sisters be able to pay for the Unaffordable Care they have come to understand is beyond their reach unless the minimum wage is increased? How can people be expected to pay the exorbitant utility bills necessary to provide SkyDragon defense unless the minimum wage is increased? How can anyone afford to pay $3.50 a gallon for gas due to restrictions on drilling and failure to permit Keystone to be built (another SkyDragon defense move) unless the minimum wage is increased? How can illegals be drawn across the open borders to become Progressive Democrat voting pawns without raising the minimum wage?

Most importantly, how can the chimera of Keynesian "success" be maintained when the citizenry obstinately refuses to embrace idiotic moves by the Fed, without resorting to yet another pathetic effort to ignite inflation by raising the minimum wage?

Face it, we're never gonna get to Rainbow Utopia without making gestures of ever increasing futile stupidity.

narciso

this is his twitter page;

https://twitter.com/Gral_Vivas_P

Frau Steingehirn

Is the preezy's secret printing press in the WH basement or in the family residence area? BHO's stash is limitless.

The federal government spent more on broken state-run exchanges than it did on its own troubled system. Of the 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, that established their own health insurance coverage under Obamacare, seven remain dysfunctional, disabled, or severely underperforming. Development of those exchanges was funded heavily by the federal government through a series of grants that totaled more than $1.2 billion—almost double the $677 million cost of development for the federal exchange.
(Reason-Obamacare's failed state exchanges)
Captain Hate

The ewok should resist wading in the comments; he's somewhere between Jarles Chohnson and Outhouse as far as being a sanctimonious scold and a prick.

rich@gmu

Frau-

a near decade of papers have cataloged the failures of big government it. why anyone thought that it would be different this time is a mystery.

narciso

Tammy does have that gift of succinctness doesb't she,

Jack is Back

I think I will. I love ice cream, especially Frederick's.

rich@gmu

Rick-

>>>Face it, we're never gonna get to Rainbow Utopia without making gestures of ever increasing futile stupidity.<<<

nicely stated.

narciso

the problem is they used 'girders of pure selenium' that has a way of interfering with
the handshake process, among other things, oh and that backend thing, they left out,

windansea hates typepad

Next time you feel like you're having a bad day take a look at this photo taken in Damascus

http://www.powerlineblog.com/admin/ed-assets/2014/02/article-2568251-1BD8B0BF00000578-968_964x723.jpg

anyone see Obama's red line anywhere?

lyle

why anyone thought that it would be different this time is a mystery

It's no mystery to them, rich. They're smarter than anyone who has ever been handed the reins of the gubmint. Just ask them.

Frau Steingehirn

Insty sez "Happy Birthday" to the Tea Party.


(Never)MoveOn = Good!
Tea Party = Really Bad!
It's all in the press coverage, isn't it?

lyle

That's one of the saddest photos I've ever seen

rich@gmu

thinking that the next big disaster will be multiple exchanges get hacked right before the March deadline. think that the big UMd breach was a test of it.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Lyle/OL - as the bickerer in chief the other day, I feel great shame :( .....

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Damascus photo: that's what Muslims do to one another when they have religious/political disagreements. The 5+Billion other people in the world should never forget that image.

It's worse than when the Arabs drove the Turks out.

Old Lurker

You were on a roll, NK, that's true.

Drinks on you when I am next in NYC.

centralcal

The comment thread(s) have been wonderful to read so far today - a real pleasure.

I hope it remains that way for the rest of the day.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Gladly.....

rich@gmu

let me get an argument started...

matt

Repeat after me. "The Democrats will tell the most bald faced lies and get away with it in a supine media."

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"

Their targets are the converted and the perverted and the diverted.

narciso

When the US finally redeployed out of Beirut, in '84, Hexbollah and Fatah went to fighting in the camps, that is what the fight in Syria looks like in part,

matt

I pray for Holder to get well so that he can stand trial.

hit and run

lyle:
That's one of the saddest photos I've ever seen

Something made lyle sad?????

TCFAB!

Captain Hate

I doubt if Monkey Boy could handle working at Bojangles.

Old Lurker

BTW, our old JOM ChiTown friend, Mel, and his lovely wife were in attendance last Sunday at YL's son's Baptism. He confirms he reads what we post and he does miss mixing it up with us.

It is a credit to this place that groups of families can become good friends simply through our dialog here.

That transcends even the bickering that surfaces from time to time.

But the drinks will still be on you, NK.

lyle

Hey now, hit...

hit and run

I meant you needed a beer, because being sad makes you drink more.

jimmyk

Tammy Bruce is screaming about how the Arizona bill was mischaracterized and defeated by miscasting faith as bigotry.

That was the gist of the letter I linked yesterday. But the whole nature of the law was miscast by the opposition, big surprise. Where are all the 'fact checkers'?

lyle

I got it.

Account Deleted

Rich,

I can't discount the possibility the exchange fiasco was intentionally planned to mask a failure which was anticipated from the moment of passage. I don't believe the scope of the failure was anticipated but the exchange failure was intended to provide an excuse and opportunity to obfuscate a lesser degree of failure.

IOW - a true ACME production.

rich@gmu

that is great to hear OL.

waving to Mel. hope all is well.

narciso

he sometimes doesn't seem the sharpest knifr in the drawer,

http://nypost.com/2014/02/27/republicans-for-cuomo-sell-out-cheap/

centralcal

matt: your wish could come true (someday).

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2m

From @PaulaReidCBS at DOJ: Atty Gen Holder released from hospital. He is said to be at home, resting.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Congrats OL!! that's a fabulous event.

Jack is Back

Anyone going to CPAC this year? Does anyone you know of who live blogs it?

rich@gmu

Rick-

I don't know. Would like to get an accounting of the money just for the exchanges though. Good grief the contractors could have had some contract employees pulling 150K and they delivered that kind of product. Also some gigo too, the administration was writing the requirements on the fly and changing them with the wind so it isn't surprising that coders couldn't hit the moving target.

Sydney T

wow. Who is Sydney T?

Sydney T

I couldn't post so I tried to post via facebook and it says I am now Sydney T. Nice to meet everyone (who I've known for years)

Old Lurker

True, NK, but I must confess each time I attend one I think how much I liked how Michael Corleone settled his scores during that famous Godfather Baptism scene.

Bori

Rick,

I am sort of with Rich on this. I do think when they announced the delay on Employer Mandate they knew for sure that the problems were insurmountable.

Jack is Back

Another cop acting stupidly

70 year old Vietnam Vet, shot in stomach during routine traffic stop, as he was reaching for his cane.

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