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Jack is Back

NY Times correction: The ultimate oxymoron.

Patriot4Freedom

So . . . Leftists/Proglodytes believe that you:

Raise the price of cigarettes, cigars and assorted tobacco products to *diminish* their use. . .
Raise the price of sodas to *diminish* their use . . .
Raise the price of tolls to *diminish* overuse of a particular roadway . . .

Yet, raising the price (cost) of low-skilled labor will somehow magically *not diminish* the use of said labor.

Something that could only make sense in a Leftist/Proglodyte's mind.

Miss Marple

Very good point, Patriot4freedom!

Jack is Back

OT:

I see where Beasts of England's house is for sale.

Love the gounds.

I wonder if GUS would be interested:)

narciso

Carlos Slim's has become the chocolate ration marketing board,

NK(withnewsoftware)

JiB-- that's definitely BoE's house, it has the riding stables for his daughters' horses.

pagar

"Too stupid for words: Milwaukee County raises minimum wage for all non-SEIU gov’t contractors"

What a deal!. The contractor sells his workers into union slavery. The workers get paid less and have to contribute union dues out of their paycheck and the Democrats get more contributions from the unions.

Amazing!

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/77251057367/too-stupid-for-words-milwaukee-county-raises-minimum

NK(withnewsoftware)

TomM takes aim at the NYT Carp in a Barrel.

Threadkiller

Looks like the landscape has too much to fret over, JiB.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- lousy jobless numbers, gasoline/food prices stuck high until Forex traders believe the midget Lefty FED ChairGnome will actually stop buying T-bonds, EU economies going nowhere, high USA electricty and Propane costs due to Global Warming this winter. Just more economic suck.

Old Lurker

Naw. Beasts is too smart to build something for $26M only to sell it at such a big loss.

Plus it appears that the grounds are laid out oddly off the centerline as viewed from above. Beasts would never have allowed that.

narciso

Someone at the Hordr referenced this;


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562670/Venezuela-awaits-fate-jailed-opposition-leader.html

regretably she suuffered the fate of Neda Sultan

Miss Marple

The pictures coming out of Ukraine on Twitter are horrific.

NK(withnewsoftware)

OL-- you may be right.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Has anyone linked to this before, this seems worth reading about the nightmare in Venezuela. BTW has the buggerer-in-chief laid down any redlines for Tommie Maduro and his collectivistas (sp?): http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/19/19f/

narciso

No, there has been none that I can recall, he could barely get away from his golf game, to set out the readlines for Volodya's pal,

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- is 'collectivistas' the correct spelling?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Kiev is civil war. Venezuela is a massacre- the Venezuelan people are unarmed, and are being shot with impunity by Maduro's thugs.

henry

Pagar, Gus wondered why his son's bday pizza was the first time I wandered into Milwaukee County in over a decade.

henry

OL, four shooting lanes for high powered rifle would turn that mansion into a bassman's paradise. That barn would be a nice spot to store some high octane pick-up trucks. Best part, I could clear out the neighbors without eminent domain!

Sandy Thurzdaze

Nail-biting finish to the gurlz Bronze Hockey game between Sweden and Switzerland.

No spoiler from me, I recall saying "Ducky must die" of course I was wrong so pay no attention.

Bori

Venezuela is a massacre- the Venezuelan people are unarmed, and are being shot with impunity by Maduro's thugs

When the law-abiding are unarmed they are always at the mercy of the government.

The correct word is "colectivos"

NK(withnewsoftware)

'Colectivos' OK thanks. They are monsters, I want to know how to spell what they are.

dublindave

buh-bye Scotty walker.......winning the white house in 16 is too easy...yawn.......save your money and just hand it over to us......

rich@gmu

fixed

rich@gmu

why even have an election? everything is so great now.

henry

DuDa, even the John Doe judge admits Walker is clean. Thinks Hillary could pass an inspection?

DrJ

Off.

rich@gmu

henry-

did I read it right that it has a temperature controlled 13 car garage?

the horse stable is nicer than anything I've lived in.

NK(withnewsoftware)

DuDa, c'mon, you just mailed that one in. Give us something here... I doan know... maybe something about brave brave sir barry, sir barry the brave saving the good people of Ukraine, or the Venezuelan people from the savagery of Maduro's Colectivos. Or the rising union power of the UAW, or the smashing success that is ObummerCare. Something.

Threadkiller

Is the protest/civil war in the Ukraine still about a trade agreement with the EU?

It seems that there are many stories about the present condition of the protesters but none about why they are there.

IIRC McCain stuck his nose into this last year.

Captain Hate

Where are all the lefties who previously have declared solidarity with their southern hemisphere commie pals? Own it that your fat bitch is gunning innocent people down in the streets of Venezuela.

Btw, the same day that the Tea Party will be celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Paul Singer will be convening the high rollers to discuss a top down approach for taking over the Republican Party. Boehner, who owes being Speaker to the Tea Party, will be an honored guest at the latter.

henry

Rich, yep. lifestyles of the econazis.

Captain Hate

Is the protest/civil war in the Ukraine still about a trade agreement with the EU?

According to the MFM, when they choose to report it, it is but I think the roots go far deeper than that.

Threadkiller

Yep.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/europe/ukraine-protests/

McCain taking selfies from Kiev.

Threadkiller

I am with you, CH. There is more to this story.

henry

Stephanie, right now a cert in Sencha Touch Frameworks is in very short supply. College if it makes you feel better, but modern tech for employment.

Jack is Back

The progs/dems/liberals/commies are relentless. They will never let go. Hounddogs on a hambone.

New Democrat Gun Control Bills could Garner GOP Support

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry-- I read that Wisc piece. Now I understand why the WaPo wrote that cautionary article about John Doe. Other than some cc'd emails from aides who violated state campaign laws before he ordered the shutdown, there's nothing really embarassing for Walker. After the Left finishes screaming, Walker will demand that INDEPENDENT PROSECUTORS be appointed to Benghazi, IRS abuses, NSA abuses, Census abuses (Long Form Birth Certificate layers -- H/T Threadkilla ;)] just like he went through. saying no to that won't get HildaBeast any votes.

rich@gmu

>>>Paul Singer will be convening the high rollers to discuss a top down approach for taking over the Republican Party<<<

dems looking for a bigger bang for the buck. seems he had quite a bit of success so far.

henry

NK, don't forget the EPA abuses.

narciso

they would be the first against the wall, when the Revolution came, their hearts are with the colectivos.

Whwn the Huntress was invited to some shindig in DC, back in 2009, she sent her husbamd to meet with Singer, I'm sure he relayed back what was being offered for support, it seems money
can only be offered for cooperation, with the regime.

Captain Hate

I'm sure it took Todd about a minute to see through Singer.

Ignatz

The roots of Ukraine unrest go back, on the surface, to the thwarted Orange revolution of 10 years ago.
Underneath of course they go back centuries to the unrelenting campaign by Russia to make Ukraine at best a vassal state and at worst to absorb it as the many ethnic Russians living there continue to agitate for.

The West is like the neighborhood the real Ukraine would like to live in while it's nasty stepmother Russia keeps it locked in the basement.

The good news is we now know, thanks to Dana's trustworthy links, that crop failure merely ensued in the 1930s and Uncle Joe Stalin did everything he could to help em out of a jam. That's probably why there was so little unrest until recently; 60 years of gratitude, rather than that mythical holocaust Duranty tried to shield us from.

Bori

It is me, or has Duda lost the zeal that was his characteristic?

He was even making sense last week.

rich@gmu

henry-

I won't begrude anyone for building a redneck Versailles. In my most greedy dreams of avarice, I'd be hard pressed to want to live in a 55k square foot house. that is 1.263 acers...of living space.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Soros has apparently stopped writing checks, so until Steyer steps up and starts doing so, DuDa is SOL. Henry, can you put in a good word about DuDa with Cap't Tawmmmy?

rich@gmu

P4F-

the lesson learned.

Captain Hate

Ukraine is a charter member of the Bloodlands. They've been starved and beaten down for well over half a century.

Specter

Note than many union agreements have an automatic modifier to keep them at an even amount above minimum wage - when it adjusts they get a raise. Ya think they'll support the min. wage increase?

Ignatz

Sybil Davey was only making sense when talking movies. His political personality is back and just as nutty as ever.

narciso

Ukraine was partially a Turkish redoubt, I recall many of the battles that Suvorov fought for, Ochakov, Ismail were their possession as was Odessa originally.

rich@gmu

>>>Ya think they'll support the min. wage increase?

Posted by: Specter<<<

surprise, surprise, suprise.

henry

NK, DuDa would have to send actual contact and W4 info which I would happily pass on to Tawwwwmy.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Good for it DuDa, chance to be able to buy some cheap whiskey before the next SNAP Card deposit comes in.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ukraine-- the simple truth is that the Ukraines consider themselves culturally superior to the filthy Russians, and refuse to be a Russian vassal state. The Russians agree that Ukraine is culturally superior, so they've always tried to make her a vassal state. Tensions result.

narciso

Yet Dan Balz in Collision, said they were politically unsophisticated, by that we mean, can't be bought.

narciso

their ethnicity is Ruthenian, their language is closer to ByeloRussian and Polish, then Russian

Jack is Back

I wonder who the trained seal will be in this scenario?

Why Hillary Needs A Primary Challenger

narciso

Fmr. politico reporter, JiB, although not totally useless,

Jack is Back

Let's not forget that Sevastapol is where the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Navy is based. Putin is not going to cave to a potential EU relationship with a possibility of going to NATO.

Geographically it is the largest country in the European boundaries.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Russian Empire has many root causes. The Ukraines, Georgians and others have said resist we much to Empire for centuries.

narciso

Well you get some perspective from Red Fortress, Russia's probably at it's farthest point of retrenchment

Miss Marple

Captain Hate, someone should check to see if there is a transfer of money from Boston Children's to Child Services.

Boston has a clause in their policies which allows research testing, even risky testing, on minors under guardianship. Child Services is the guardian.

Extraneus

Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton 'has been a product of Washington' all her adult life

Walker, a potential 2016 GOP candidate, suggested that Americans have "had it" with Washington and would prefer a reformer.

"I think for her, her connection, her longevity connected to Washington, more than anything, is going to be a huge liability for her," he said.

NK(withnewsoftware)

GO SCOTT!!

clarice

The WaPo article on Walker today is an utter disgrace..you have to go to the second page of the story and the last 2 graphs to see that the charges are baloney.

dublindave

Oh oh,looks like I hit a nerve with the Scotty 'last hope' Walker comment.

Look, once we start cutting ads that quote 'Scotty-too-hotty' telling some of his convicted aides that they are now in Scotty's personal 'inner circle' he'll be toast. Ad to that punch in the gut a barrage of ads featuring Wisconsinites punching each other in the face over Governor Walker's 'secret agenda' ......a secret agenda that only came to light after his election(ad complete with tag line; Will this will be America under Scott Walker? Phone Gov Walker and ask him what his next secret agenda will be before it's too late).......it'll be over for the guy.


Which leaves Rand 'Southern avenger' Paul as the only obstacle to Bill Clinton's next Presidency.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Clarice-- I think WaPo, Time, US News, whatever DC attacks on Walker, are treated by him as a Godsend. His WashExaminer interview shows that. He's running against DC (not original, but it should be very effective.) No offense to your adoptive town, but I detest DC with a passion. An imperial city that sucks the economic life out of the country. DC DELENDA EST!!!! (no offense) That is half of the Walker platform.

Thomas Collins
narciso

four dead mean in the libyan desert, 300 dead Mexian nationals due to F&F 'what difference does it make' but it is the 'Miguelito Lovelace' press, anklebiters.

Thomas Collins

Make that "CH's 10:43 AM post".

anonamom

OT--
Narciso--today it's What House of Cards character are You?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/which-house-of-cards-character-are-you

I'll tell you if you tell me. ;-)

Capt Hate, I've followed the Justina Pelletier story for a year. I'll find the link to the the original Boston Globe story for you in a minute.

henry

DuDa, run with that. It worked so well for you imbeciles in the recall.

Thomas Collins

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/15/justina/vnwzbbNdiodSD7WDTh6xZI/story.html

The link in my 11:17 AM post was to the second article of a two part series on the Pelletier matter by The Boston Globe. The above link is to the first article.

NK(withnewsoftware)

DuDa-- you need to compare notes with your CheeseState partners. They've done that already 3 years ago...went nowhere. Then they attacked and vandalized the Capital Building.... backfired... then the Dems went to a titty-type bar in Rockford... now they may be a permanent minority.
BTW-- what makes you think BillyC outlasts the STDs to 2017?

dublindave

Bill Clinton will be the next President of the United States in 2016. FACT.


Young underage aides will be licking his lollipop round the clock. FACT

Gun control,minimum wage hike,immigration reform replete with across the board amnesty, voting rights reinstated....America will get an overdose of progressive liberalism and sure she may die on the gurney, but at least 'the dream' will be at long last realized.

anonamom

Here is the Boston Globe story:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/15/
justina/vnwzbbNdiodSD7WDTh6xZI/story.html

I trained at Childrens; my four months there were "the jewel in the crown" of my time in Boston. A most incredible place, filled with a palpable energy of dedication--thirty years ago.

This all reads to me like the biggest CYA for egos gone very wrong I've ever seen attempted.

Now, there is confidential stuff that hasn't been made public--but something is very, very strange here.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Can lollipops be flacid?

DuDa-- I do enjoy your cheeky humor. I'm beginning to be persuaded that you have signed up with the Kochs. Cheers.

dublindave

DuDa, run with that. It worked so well for you imbeciles in the recall.


Would this be the same recall where Governor walker was aware of and may have initiated illegal campaign co-ordination just so he could keep his job?

He's being investigated as we speak and may be looking at prison time....and we all know what happens in prison.....

henry

anonamom, I did the house of cards quiz... even though I have never seen house of cards nor any of the TV Show choices, nor eaten at any of the restaurants. I have no idea if the result is good or lame.

Captain Hate

It's happy hour in Rodhamville.

Thanks for the link, TC and prospectively anonamom; what the hell is it with those pod people specialists? Are they friends of Zeke Emengele?

dublindave

wow...you guys REALLY were counting on Scotty Walker and his dumpy tracksuit wearing wife as the 'New hope'....BWAUAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHH

Bori

Oh, balance has been restored DuDa is back to his usual unicorn and rainbows self!!

Got worried there for a minute, phew.

NK(withnewsoftware)

TC et al-- speaking of political science-- here's some. Senate Dems Delenda Est: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/02/20/computing_democrats_risk_of_losing_the_senate_121640.html

henry

DuDa, that's the John Doe 2 investigation where a) Walker is not a target; b)the subpoenae were quashed because no hint of a crime was presented by the prosecutors (same idiots as John Doe 1); has been ongoing for 3 years, leaking like a sieve to the MJS, and nothing related to anyone has been found. Just what "what difference at this point does it make" should hang her hat on.

I'll try the veal, DuDa will be here through November.

narciso

depends which character did you draw, the nice guys, Goodwin, President Garrett Walker et al, do have a habit of getting crushed, and of course we know what happened to Zoe, following the original

Even Raymond Tusk, who one considers sophisticated, puts the wrong foot forward.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Bori-- take a look at Duda's 11:21, it's cheeky funny IMO.

henry

I drew the President. Still no idea what that means.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry-- speaking of November, check out that RCP link.

PS: is Scott's wife not HAWT? I may have to shift allegiance if she isn't.

narciso

Like I say, a nice guy but just like Collingridge in the original, can't catch on to every trick Underwood as played on him, kind of Carter type,

Thomas Collins
"Dr. Mark Korson, a soft-spoken, goateed native of Canada, prided himself on always keeping his cool, even when the highly stressed patients and families around him were losing theirs. Still, as the chief of metabolism at Tufts Medical Center sat in his cluttered third-floor office in Chinatown last April, his frustration began to boil over. Two months earlier, Korson had sent a 14-year-old patient, Justina Pelletier, to Boston Children’s Hospital to see a former colleague of his who had previously treated the girl for gastrointestinal problems. But things had rapidly gotten off track. In short order, a team of different Children’s doctors had disputed Korson’s working diagnosis of mitochondrial disease for Justina and accused her parents of medical child abuse. This paved the way for the state child protection agency to intervene and strip the parents of custody on an emergency basis. From there, Justina, against her strong objections, was moved into the hospital’s locked psychiatric ward. Children’s and the state had ignored Korson’s requests to be included in a roundtable meeting to discuss Justina’s care."
The above quote is from the second article of the two part series. I'd encourage everyone interested in the interplay between the medical profession and the administrative state to read both articles. It's not a case on which one can make snap assessments. It seems to me, however, that the articles point to a significant likelihood that the Children's professionals' medical child abuse diagnosis, and their referral of the situation to the state social service agency, was overreaching. Children's is a respected institution, that's for sure. But so is Tufts Medical, and so is Korson. And keep in mind that it wasn't even the Children's doctor to whom Korson referred the teen for treatment that made the medical child abuse diagnosis.
Ignatz

We report; you decide;

jimmyk

That's a terrible story about that family and Boston Children's hospital. Apparently this sort of conflict is not unusual in these cases, according to this link (from one of the comments at CH's link):

http://www.mitoaction.org/blog/munchausens-proxy-accusations-mitochondrial-disease

henry

Tonette Walker is a normal looking mom. Compared to Hillary or Mooch, that scores as hot. Compared to young girls in bikinis but not gravity, not so hot.

dublindave

That potato sack wearing rube is going to be hosting the President and first lady of France...style icons steeped in sophistication and culture.......wonder what they'll make of the 'DMV' look.....

narciso

I can see why the Times didn't like this season, many of their pieties get shredded in the course of the series, trusting a Snowden type is a bad call, their pet cause goes nowhere,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ignatz/Henry--- Ooooohhh. We gotta do something about that. Like the Tony Quinn character in Lawrence of Arabia said "he is not perfect."

BTW Henry-- don't repeat that 'normal looking mom' thing if Mrs. NK is withing punching/kneeing distance :)

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