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Danube on iPad

"...it is clear to all fair-minded economists..."

Always nice to proffer an adsertion that cannot be falsified.

Sue

They don't even attempt to hide their bias anymore. You can almost hear the sneer when they type Republicans.

MarkO

The war on words moves apace.

I saw where an ESPN on air personality was suspended and demoted for noting that Christians could disapprove of homosexuality. What if someone could be suspended and demoted for saying something in favor of homosexuality?

And the difference is . . . .

narciso

One is doubleunplusgood, the other is not,

Jim Miller

I love that "fair-minded" adjective. If an economist disagrees with them, he (or she) isn't being fair.

I doubt very much that our newspaper of record realizes that is an unfair way to argue -- and I suspect they would still argue that way, even if they were that self-aware.

henry

fair minded

What about the smart minded economists?

miss Marple

I just want to say that NBC is doing even crummier coverage of the closing ceremonies than the opening.

And once these Olympics are done, I will not watch that network until the Summer Olympics 2 years from now. Not Today, not Tonight, not the local news, NOTHING.

rich@gmu

Jim Miller-

was meaning to ask if you have kept up with the crazy min wage law in Sea-Tac and the fall out from it?

The invisible hand in the iron glove.

Dismal Decryers.

rich@gmu

"lives touched" is a metric the administration used to define success. I was in numerous traffic jams and saw that "presented by the Obama Administration" sign.

Adam Smith's pimp hand...

Solyndra and Fisker...

rich@gmu


What about the smart minded economists?

Posted by: henry


lol.

Duck of Death

" $832 billion stimulus package did not work."

But, then....it (MOG! The Horror of it) it worked.

Imagine what would have happened if he got what he asked for...

Why do conservatives hate America.

Bori

"All fair-minded economists"

The fair-minded, economists? Those that understand that it was done with good intentions, regardless of the result or damage.


narciso

Well they consulted Krugman, Zandi, Blinder, and
Stiglitz, that's diversity for you,

Bori

This could start a trend. Let's see, all fair-minded Political Analysts agree that Obama's foreign policy was a success. Or all fair-minded historians agree that Obama is one of the greatest Presidents of all time. We could go on, and on.

Jim Miller

rich - Yes, but mostly because it is almost impossible to avoid in this area.

The example is catching on, politically. The new mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, is promising it for city workers. the Trotskyite city council member Kshama Sawant is pushing it for everyone in the city. Our governor, Jay Inslee, is promising it for all state workers.

Last Friday, I heard an interesting discussion on Seattle's NPR station, KUOW. Every Friday, four local lefty journalists get together to discuss events and issues. (I listen to it regularly because it helps me understand why our "mainstream" journalists are failing in so many ways.)

The four agreed that a $15 an hour minimum wage might cost jobs, but thought the jobs lost were ones we would be just as well without.

(Fun fact: Sawant has a bachelors degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State. She has even taught economics courses in this area. It is hard to think of a better example for the argument that credentials are not proof of even a basic understanding.)

rich@gmu

the wreckers are out and Patrick hit the wall-12 cars total. ouch.

rich@gmu

fixed?

rich@gmu

we should get a barrel.

rich@gmu

thanks Jim. thought it was something local to Sea-Tac and not something that was going to expand. was wondering if there was some cronyism involved-someone wanting the land in the area and closing the business seemed the best route. but union cronyism seems just as good an answer.

unsurprising that a dem would think "the jobs lost were ones we would be just as well without" (but even Krugman in his trade work disagrees with that sentiment).

rich@gmu

>>>Imagine what would have happened if he got what he asked for...<<<

11.5% unemployment instead of the 10-ish he got. lucky us.

but he always have someone working in the bureaucracy who will cut corners and have a messy desk.

rich@gmu

imagine if we had had a 832 billion dollar tax cut.

Jane on Ipad

So they hold the 500 at night if necessary?

rich@gmu

unusual but they have lights on the track.

another caution looks like 6 to 8 cars were collected in this last wreck. turn 4?

rich@gmu

yikes, for a minute I thought I was talking to myself. everyone must still be on the other thread.

Sandy Sondaze

"one" is the loneliest number...

Beasts of England

Some economists are more fair-minded than others.

- Squealer

Bori

BoE,

Maybe they meant "air-minded" economists?

Beasts of England

The only explanation, Bori!

rich@gmu

ha forgot that it was called Porkulus.

rich@gmu

>>>"one" is the loneliest number...

Posted by: Sandy Sondaze<<<

indeed. just don't want people to talk or see me talking to myself. oops.

yeah people!

Jack is Back

Daytona at night is eerie for me but glad they are getting it in. Thisi is why Frederick and I didn't go this year because of the rain. No way I could keep him there this late at night.

Maybe next year.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

The icky thing about races at Daytona is that the air smells like burned rubber for about a week after the race. At least it did last time I was down there after the race.

Jack is Back

Dale, Jr, The world is right. good night all.

Dave (in MA)

Instalanche for Clarice.

jimmyk

The science behind the stimulus is much like the "science" behind global warming. There is no observed outcome that cannot be twisted into "confirmation" of its validity. Which is to say that it is about as scientific as the Salem witchcraft trials.

daddy

Of all the myths and falsehoods that Republicans have spread about President Obama

I think my favorite from the stimulus was that his stimulus spending bill would create 3.5 million "shovel-ready jobs"

Yet a couple years later:

"Shovel-ready was not as (ha ha ha) shovel-ready as we expected."

rich@gmu

got in the whole race. now it can rain.

shovel-ready. the ACA website...shovel-ready...dead, in need of burial.

Buford Gooch

Wait, did they confuse "fair" with "small"?

Trevor Saccucci

"...all fair-minded economists..."

Nothing more than a negation of the No True Scotsman fallacy. The Paper of Record, which record anyone sensible would work day and night to get expunged.

daddy

Windandsea posted this comment and link on the previous thread:


Stevie Mac has the bit firmly in mouth and running like a racehorse on Steyn/Mann lawsuit

http://climateaudit.org/


Windandsea,

What I'm trying to figure out is if Michael Mann is working this thing like Ward Churchill did, where Churchill wrote a book on some topic, then sock-puppeted himself as various people praising his book, then referring to those sockpuppet quotes as proving that his book was legitimate?

As I understand it, it appears that Mann and his Attorney are directly plagiarizing comments from the SKS website and pasting those in as their Legal Defense, yet who originally wrote those comments---was it Mann? And if not, why are they being plagiarized?

I guess I will just have to keep re-reading the post and others but I am so far a bit uncertain about what Mann did here (ala the SKS website and his legal paperwork)) that has Steve McIntyre so excited in thinking it will be a big help to Mark Steyn.

If anyone here can explain it to me I would love to hear it. Thx in advance.

Danube on iPad

My view is that Steyn has done some amazingly stupid things in the course of this litigation, and that is very surprising to me. Because I am not really familiar with the allegedly defamatory statements, I don't have any views about the merits of Mann's case, other than that his claim is very hard to press successfully in this country. But if his aim is to bankrupt Mark Steyn, Steyn seems to be cooperating to the very fullest.

daddy

That's very discouraging DoT---I sure hope our Mark Steyn doesn't pull an Oscar Wilde, by hoping for a Lawsuit but then hubristically getting clobbered by it as it goes along, and winding up like Wilde, in the gutter staring at the stars above.

As for my question, a Watts Up post makes it clearer to me:

Michael Mann’s legal case caught in a quote fabrication fib

Steve McIntyre now shows that in his legal reply to the NRO/Steyn lawsuit, Dr. Mann or his attorneys altered a quote from the Muir Russell inquiry that didn’t exist. Add this to the fake “Nobel Laureate” claim in Mann’s original lawsuit (a claim which he eventually removed in an amended complaint, on Facebook (before and after), and at RC without notice), and a pattern begins to emerge that might not be looked on too kindly by a presiding judge.

I still believe in the old dictum "the man who represents himself has a fool for a client."

anonamom

So, if Alex Baldwin hates "the press," "despises MSNBC," and says Rachel Maddow is a phony---does that mean he's seen the light, and will now be hanging out here???

"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin writes.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/02/23/alec-baldwin-goodbye-public-life/5767201/

BR

WFOs:

Hee, JimmyK, whenever I boil eggs, I think of the old witches' test: if it sinks, it's innocent (not a witch, but drowns = fresh egg); if it floats, it's a witch (bad egg).

Great witches movie with Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif called "More than a Miracle."

And by totally ignoring Mann, he vanishes :)

henry

As Mann is a federally funded creature, ignoring him in a meaningful way requires a change of government.

BR

Hmmmmmm, delicious :)

anonamom

Save this for later--but here it is--the argument for post birth abortion has arrived. This abortion supporter says it could be the death knell for abortion.


http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2012/03/after_birth_abortion_the_pro_choice_case_for_infanticide_.html


narciso

My view is this, the law is being used as cudgel, as it was in the Stevens case, in the Libby case, when it came to the Huntress, as it was with O'Donnell, as it was with Engelbrecht.

BR

Old Witches' Tale

Tweak one and the others fail :)

Captain Hate

So, if Alex Baldwin hates "the press," "despises MSNBC," and says Rachel Maddow is a phony---does that mean he's seen the light, and will now be hanging out here???

"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin writes.

Baldwin must be a miserable person. I reacted poorly to an innocuous and helpful comment by AliceH yesterday and have felt terrible about it ever since. I was completely to blame for my reaction and AliceH was the better person, by far, for giving me an apology I didn't deserve. Baldwin makes me feel slightly better by showing me a worse way to be.

narciso

Baldwin who called for Henry Hyde to be stoned, yet suffers no sanction, with the possible exception of his ratings, 'have to check the cables'

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

As Mann is a federally funded creature,

That's the rub, isn't it? We have GOT to cut off the supply lines. We are drowning in leftist organizations & individuals that exist (or at least are big enough to be a pain in the ass) because of OUR money.
The same goes for any right organizations that get govt. money too...although I can't think of as many.

narciso

yes, that was over the top, Captain


must have made sense with a bottle of Don:

https://twitter.com/AmbassadorPower/status/437811937951236097

Miss Marple

Good morning, all.

It was with much satisfaction I turned off NBC until the Summer Olympics of 2016. I expect that the next time I see Matt Lauer he will be completely bald and sporting a goatee. Maybe an earring in a desperate attempt to look hip. And I hope by then Costas has retired, although even pink eye couldn't keep him off my TV.

No NBC here for anything, not news, weather, sit coms, sports. I despise them.

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

An apology heartfelt and sincerely stated is a sign of humility, which is a good thing.

Miss Marple

I see on Twitter that the entire Egyptian cabinet has resigned.

Does anyone know what that's about? I only have time for 2 or 3 world crises followings.

Miss Marple

Thanks, narciso!

anonamom

Baldwin blames Roger Ailles and Breibart for the "culture of hate" that now pervades the press:

Broadway has changed, by my lights. The TV networks, too. New York has changed. Even the U.S., which is so preposterously judgmental now. The heart, the arteries of the country are now clogged with hate. The fuel of American political life is hatred. Who would ever dream that Obama would deserve to be treated the way he has been? The birth-certificate bullshit, which is just Obama’s version of Swiftboating. And all for the electoral nullification that seems like a cancer on the American system. But this is Roger Ailes. And Fox. And Breitbart. And this is all about hate. It’s Hate Incorporated. But the liberals have taken the bait and run in the same direction—and it’s just as corrosive. MSNBC, in its own way, is as full of shit, as redundant and as superfluous, as Fox.


http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/alec-baldwin-good-bye-public-life.html

Guess he won't be hanging here any time soon.

narciso

he's such a jackalope,'thanks PJ'

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

Yeah...back to the good ol' days when the 3 networks just calmly read the approved leftest "news". It was all so civil then when nobody raised any questions or opposing views.

jimmyk on iPad

At least he doesn't try to defend MSNBC.

The reactions to Power's pablum at 7:01 are refreshing.

Miss Marple

Heartwarming words to hear on the radio:

"The fugititve president has fled the country.."

Of course, they were talking about the Ukrainian president, who has now been charged with murder in the deaths of the protesters.

Jane

Or the good ol' days when Sarah Palin was the only person who was allowed to be ridiculed.

narciso

Harry Shearer has a riff on 'inprisoned by the news cycle' Lurch sticks up for Rice, and Megs 'removes all doubt' again

Marlene

Re: stimulus. I commented recently that $57M in stimulus converted the Bangor federal building into a "High Performance Green Building".
The building is across the street from hubby's office,so he watched the renovation like a never ending movie. It is well known around town that the project was a boondoggle. I found a July 3, 2009 article in the Bangor Daily questioning the cost of the renovations. The project started in 2010 and the ribbon cutting was in Dec. 2013. The 2009 article says the GSA gave vague details about the project. The spokesman for Sen. Collins said she had chaired hearings to discuss fraud,waste and abuse of stimulus money. When asked about the federal project, he declined to criticize,saying it would be a boost to the local economy.Once the project started, I can't find any information about oversight.
In my search,I found $35,000 in stimulus money for the Maine Indian Alliance to teach basket weaving. Ha.

Rick Ballard

Steyn is treating the legal system with the contempt which it has earned and deserved. IMO - Mann is using Soros money and the law to attempt to bludgeon those who refuse to believe in the idiotic SkyDragon nonsense into silence. Secretary of Buttkissing Kerry is doing the same thing, as are many other political figures who support the tactic of driving up energy prices in an attempt to stimulate inflation to the point where economic "growth" can be proclaimed.

Steyn's refusal to be silenced by legal thugs is rather refreshing at a time when the political thug in the WH is using US agencies to silence opposition in a manner most familiar to Germans and Russians in the 1930s. The legal system and government of the United States have fully earned the contempt being displayed by Steyn and reflected by the majority of the population which consistently chooses "wrong track" in direction of the country while giving the buffoons and thieves in Congress an 8% approval rating.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Alec Baldwin quote @7:19-- politics of hate? Paging Dr Freud.... Dr Freud ...Dr Sigmund Freud. What a textbook case of projection and denial. Whatever is wrong with Alec Baldwin is no small thing(s).

hit and run

NK:
Whatever is wrong with Alec Baldwin is no small thing(s).

Or it could be in large part to do with some particular thing of Baldwin's being very small.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Stimulus!-- TomM/JimmyK-- so John Taylor of Stanford U says the Stimulus! ha 'no or immaterial effect'?.... he's wrong. Taxpayers will have to pay about $350B in interest over the 10 year Bond Period to pay for the $832B 'Stimulus'.. $$350BILLION, that's hardly immaterial. Stimulus is a huge negative for taxpayers, the immaterial positive effects wore off by the 3Q 2010, but the interest costs will carry on as a burden until AT LEAST 2020. It was a debacle for taxpayers, a bit of a windfall for Blue Hell governors to avoid some public employee layoffs. That's all Stimulus did.

Danube on iPad

Rick, that's kind of a "let's you and him fight" attitude. It's nice to see him thumb his nose at the entire system, but I wonder if he knows the financial harm he is exposing himself to.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Hit & Run rises to the bait....

pagar

"Climate Deniers"

Saw this yesterday, don't know where I got the link from, but I thought it was good.

http://www.ldjackson.net/climate-scientist-fights-back-calls-global-warming-alarmists-global-warming-nazis/

GMax

OH MY. Its not just Gmax predicting a wave. Now its none other than thrill up his leg Mathews saying Democrats could lose 10 seats in the Senate. LOL where is Double Douchebag?

centralcal

Buh-Bye to another one. Yay. Rep. John Dingell (D-loon) to retire, will not run again.

Jane

Have they instituted a ban on ugly people in Congress?

GMax

You wont get a non-loon from that district. While its a bit gerrymandered, to grab part of Detroit, its really the Peoples Republic of Ann Arbor that drives that district. It might be refreshing to have an overt Commie instead of these stealth ones though.

Rick Ballard

DoT,

He's just risking current assets. A loss would mean BK, not prison as it did with the sodomite Wilde. Mann filed suit for public relations purposes and Steyn is acting pro se for the same reason.

If you look at the initial actions of the first judge, the inclusion of clown cars and juggling seem appropriate compliments to the majesty of the legal proceedings to date.

GMax

Actually I need to correct myself. Michigan has been losing representatives and consolidating, and it looks like Dingell now goes Ann Arbor to St Clair Shores, the first tier suburbs of Detroit. Its is pretty democratic district, they voted about 66% for Zero in 12. Still that district might be sick enough of the Democrats to pick an alternative, but I would not bet a lot of money on that.

GMax

When Barbara Mikulski resigns, you will know that ugly is a disqualifying characteristic for Congress.

narciso

Yes, if you switched her, with the other judge in Va, there'd be no difference, it is about the law as a weapon, if makes one wonder which deep pocketed apparatchik is funding this efforts, perhaps the Saudi Sewage minister, and
Ambassador to the UK, with a fondness for Hamas bombers, fellow fancies himself a poet,

maryrose

clarice:
I was unable to post yesterday but wanted to express my absolute delight in your wonderful article. Your writings always give me hope for the future because the truth then gets out there.
Enjoy your trip out west. You deserve a nice vacation.
Beasts: In regard to the Duke Lacrosse scandal our wonderful host was WAY ahead of the lamestream media in calling this out for the grifter scam it was. TM provided multiple posts which were great to opine on.

narciso

Steyn's effort, reminds of Ehrenfeld and other's against libel tourism, which is so effective the subjects of same, can only be referred through pseudonyms like Silva does,

back in the day, Lurch's recovery of the Senate was funded by a frontman for BCCI, which was in turn funded by a princeling from the kingdom,

narciso

They put pressure on TV stations to cease and desist true ads, they really started this with
the Sinclair networks, re the Swiftboaters, but their lies are endless.

Captain Hate

Does anyone know what that's about? I only have time for 2 or 3 world crises followings.

Under the JEF's dithering and playtime there will be more crises than any sane people can understand.

narciso

Soros rather deliberately seeded many of these thinktanks, and when their was a whiff of pushback, they found hacks like Gelspan, who started out flacking other left wing mythos, to declare the research was tainted by oil money,

narciso

Briefly, Asisi had to step down as defense minister, in order to run for President, the Italian round of musical chairs will continue,

narciso

Samantha Power, is really 'getting it' on Twitter, of course, the fact that she is any
responsible office, is inexplicable.

jimmyk

the fact that she is any responsible office, is inexplicable.

Well she's at the UN, not clear that's a "responsible office." She may do a great job at further discrediting that clown show.

NK(withnewsoftware)

and of course she was appointed by Obummer and hildaBeast, Lefty incompetents flock together.

narciso

True, I should have put that in quotes, Medvedev, Volodya's Charlie McCarthy is all miffed about event in Ukraine, so watch for events with 58th Army Group, that's the one in the Caucasus, in the near future,

jimmyk

Power tried to tweet a "correction"

Samantha Power ‏@AmbassadorPower 13m

Correction: @DanielPearlFNDN’s work is a reminder that individual accountability + reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.

That substitutes "@DanielPearlFNDN’s work" [the foundation] for "Daniel Pearl's story." Only someone as mushminded as Power could muddle that up.

Captain Hate

Are there any examples of basic competence by anybody functioning in a foreign relations role in this administration? I've already asked if Rodham improved relations with a single country during her four year happy hour and Lurch is doing his best to make her look like a success,

Captain Hate

Btw, Jason Collins played 10 minutes for New Jersey and mostly filled up the stat sheet with fouls.

maryrose

windansea:
I loved your pictures ans always welcome posts by you and daddy that show new and interesting places.
TK: Don't lose heart. All will be revealed about Obama in time. We have to deploy delayed gratification. There are great forces at work to cover Odummy's tracks. Real information is being deliberately with=held. It spells DOOm for dems when it hits the fan
Samantha Powers and Susan Rice offer no reassurance at all. There 15 minutes of fame will hopefully be brief. You will never get an apology from preezy,Clinton or Rice on Benghazi. They know they are guilty as sin and now have convinced themselves that they did nothing wrong. Ditto Holder for Fast and Furious, Black Panthers and Panetta and Petreaus for Benghazi. They can't face the truth of their wrongdoing.

MarkO

I understand that that Nets have hired Bill Veeck's grandson, Night Train, and that he, in turn has given a 10 day contract to Eddie Gaedel's great-grandson.

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