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Comanche Voter

Little Matty is not just a moral midget. He is a midget, with a bad case of the short man's disease. And come to think of It, he probably also has a "short round" syndrome. Other than that, he's a peach of a fellow.

Frau  Ehrensystem

(Has our host been drinking the extra special coffee? I cannot keep up.)

No honor among progs ever...

Danube on iPad

Good Lord. Is it necessary - or even worth it - to point out to these morbidly stupid sons of bitches that "price discrimination" of the kind described is entirely lawful, as indded is all price discrimination other than that proscribed by the Robinson-Patman Act?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson–Patman_Act

Give a knee-jerk leftist fool any species of discrimination, however moral and lawful, and he immediately defaults to hectoring mode.

hit and run

Frau:
Has our host been drinking the extra special coffee?

He's a Yankees fan. Safe to assume he's on BEDs.

Jack is Back

Dayton Flyers are about to go the sweet 8. My Mom and Dad met in Dayton during WW2. She was working as an accountant at a hotel in the city having just graduated from St. Mary's college in South Bend and Dad was stationed there as a newly minted Army Air Force officer.

When I was in Cincy, we won the NCAA twice and lost our chance for a 3 peat against Loyola of Chicago. But one year, 1962, we beat Ohio State for the title (sans the Big O, BTW) while Dayton beat St. Johns for the NIT.

Hell, I am old enough to remember when the NIT was a very strong bridegroom to the NCAA which was 16 teams back then. BTW, Paul Hogue was a classmate in Philosophy of Science. Good student.

Jack is Back

I stand corrected: Those were weird brackets back then with Quarter Final byes. There were 25 teams in the selection.

One of the great Marinist universities.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I think Dayton led wire to wire. Interestingly, Dayton was seeded 11 in their bracket and Stanford 10. Now Dayton is at least the 8th best team in the tournament.

GMax

A CBS News poll finds that only 36 percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing on foreign policy. 49 percent disapprove. Obama actually polls better when it comes to his handling of the economy and of health care than he does on foreign policy.

Got that? He is viewed even more incompetent at foreign policy than at Obamacare and the stalled economy. That is the definition of suckage...

hit and run

Buenos Nacogdoches.

Beasts of England

I guess ~40% is the threshold for the brain-dead left, huh, GMax? It's unpossible that anyone who's paying attention could rate him acceptable at either the economy or health care. The only answers are deliberate stupidity, blind ideology, and/or race. Pretty damned hard to comprehend. I don't want to interact with, let alone pay for, a plurality of those useless demographics. Ugh.

jimmyk

My Mom and Dad met in Dayton

JiB, you are amazing, there seems to be no place in the world that you don't have a personal connection to.

On the topic: Do these people ever think about what kind of example they set for kids (not that they have any, most likely, but maybe they have nieces or nephews)? I remember when movie theaters had discounts for kids under 12, and my father wouldn't let us lie about our age to get the discount, even though there was no way to check. The fact that I still remember that says about all you need to know.

Dave (in MA)

Matty-boy probably parks in the expectant mothers spaces at the supermarket.

Stephanie wherefore art thou springtime

I guess I'm a bad girrrl. I take the senior citizens discount at Kroger on Wednesdays even though I'm only almost 53. My husband is 67 and I'll be damned if I'm sending him to grocery shop (can you imagine him trying to select produce) or even forcing him to tag along when I go.

Bad Stephanie.

boatbuilder

Buenos Nacogdoches

Valenzuela, mi amigo.

jimmyk

I got an e-mail from the R senate candidate in Minnesota proclaiming Sarah Palin's endorsement. Oddly (and to me, annoyingly) she doesn't identify herself in the e-mail except as Julianne.

Out of curiosity I click on the "Donate" button (with no intention of donating) to see who this candidate is, and it takes me to the website. "Julianne." No last name, no link to any information, just a form to give money.

https://transaxt.com/Donate/U3LQMQ/ContributetoJuliannemn/

I actually had to google "julianne senate minnesota" to figure out who this person is.

Much as I'd love to see Franken sent packing, I found myself annoyed rather than excited by this candidate. Maybe I'm odd, but I doubt I'm the only one with this reaction. Doesn't seem smart.

AliceH

I wonder how many smokers* checked the box saying they are non-smokers when signing up for Obamacare. (A metric which, for reasons that escape me, seems never to have been requested by reporters or volunteered by HHS).

[*smokers are charged up to 50% higher premiums, and that "surcharge" is not eligible for offset by subsidies]

Ignatz

--Out of curiosity I click on the "Donate" button (with no intention of donating) to see who this candidate is, and it takes me to the website. "Julianne."No last name, no link to any information, just a form to give money. --

That's not how I thought that story was going to end.

Neo

To see what effects such a regional nuclear conflict might have on climate, scientists modeled a war between India and Pakistan involving 100 Hiroshima-level bombs, each packing the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT — just a small fraction of the world's current nuclear arsenal. They simulated interactions within and between the atmosphere, ocean, land and sea ice components of the Earth's climate system.

Scientists found the effects of such a war could be catastrophic.

"Most people would be surprised to know that even a very small regional nuclear war on the other side of the planet could disrupt global climate for at least a decade and wipe out the ozone layer for a decade," study lead author Michael Mills, an atmospheric scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, told Live Science.

... please excuse my skepticism, but the Soviets detonated a 50,000,000 ton nuclear device back in the 60's (that about 3000 15kiloton devices or about 30X the simulation in the piece) and the world didn't end.
If you recall, we also go a dose of the hyperbole back during the Gulf War when we were told that the possibly of burning Kuwait oil fields should stop us from going to war because it would cause, at least, regional cooling, which never occurred enough that anybody noticed.

Ignatz

--I wonder how many smokers* checked the box saying they are non-smokers when signing up for Obamacare.--

At a minimum, everyone named Yglesias.

jimmyk

That's not how I thought that story was going to end.

You were expecting, perhaps, a "happy ending"? Or maybe a HCOAB?

Ignatz

Neo as I pointed out earlier they predicted 5 million tons of ash from a small nuke war while Mt Pinatubo ejected one cubic mile of ash and 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide and as far as I can tell the world did not come to an end. In fact temps dropped slightly for a year or so.

A cubic mile of magma and solid rock weighs around 5-10 billion tons. Obviously most is not injected into the stratosphere but considerably more than 1/1000 of it is.
Mike Mann quality science.

Ignatz

I was expecting either a NSFW or a Russian computer high jacking ending.

Danube on iPad

I plan to watch the conclusions of the UCLA-Florida and SDSU-Arizona games tomorrow morning on DVD, I will thus bid you all goodnight.

I don't understand the practice of posting current scores of games. All those who are interested are either watching in real time, or will watch on replay. Neither group is served by having current scores reported.

Nytol.

daddy

Just watched (via CNN---it's all I got) the latest Press Conference from the Aussies who are directing the search to the supposed debris field.

Aussies say that have just re-calibrated the radar shots with their new deduced estimates of speed, gas on board etc, and they now say they will quit looking down in the Roaring 40's and will start immediately looking at a location 684 miles northeast of the old location.

CNN Talking heads are shocked, angry, delighted, perplexed, confused, suspicious, loquacious, and moribund.

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jimmyk

duda is drunk again.

dublindave forever

Drunk on success xxxxxxx

daddy

This School Board President in Elizabeth New Jersey, was just convicted of stealing from the district’s federal lunch program after falsifying applications to obtain free meals for her children.

I wonder if she'll show up in TM's favorite paper, since her husband apparently worked for the NYTimes?

Apparently she is non-political, since there is no Political affiliation mentioned for her in the story.

Beasts of England
'My granddaughter [Ryan Elisabeth Reid] has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down and knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough,” [Sen.] Reid said in a statement released late Wednesday.'

The Koch brothers were unavailable for comment.

Beasts of England

Wonder how many have paid their premiums? How many of them were the targeted younger, healthier demographic? Wonder if all the hassle was worth the net/net of no gains in insured individuals: lost 6 million, gained 6 million. Just kidding - it's a travesty in every imaginable way...

Beasts of England

I also wonder how many of those (alleged) 6 million who signed up already had health insurance? Wonder how many got a subsidy? But, I'm sure the most transparent administration evah! will be reporting those little factoids at any moment, huh?

Beasts of England

Well, heck - she only underreported her income by about $100,000, daddy! A rounding error, I'm sure!

jimmyk

falsifying applications to obtain free meals for her children.

Perhaps it's Matty Yglesias's mother? Like son, like mother?

daddy

Beasts,

6 Million. Interesting number. It was Adolf Hitler's favorite.


As for Reid, I've searched, but I can't seem to find any sympathy for the rotten SOB. Have you got any you could spare?

daddy

Well, heck - she only underreported her income by about $100,000, daddy! A rounding error, I'm sure!

Beasts,

It was probably because times were tough at The New York Times what with all the cutbacks due to falling revenue and circulation, so what's a concerned School Board President mother to do? Completely understandable.

Beasts of England

All out of sarcasm sympathy, daddy! ;)

daddy

Well with Biden announcing today that illegal aliens are US Citizens, and with the story up that ObamaCare navigators are inside Mexican Consulates signing up illegals I don't know why they just don't cut out the farce and head on down to Mexico and sign up every Senor and Senorita they bump into.

BTW, How do you say 6 million in Espanol?

Beasts of England

BTW, How do you say 6 million in Espanol?

Dinero de otras personas.

daddy

Just for interest. Happen to be in Sydney and there's a lot less coverage of this Malaysia Airline search on the local Aussie channels than there is on CNN. Beer time mates. G'day.

anonamom

Daddy, you wrote:
"Apparently she is non-political, since there is no political affiliation mentioned for her in the story."

But didn't you mean:
"Apparently she is a Democrat, since their is no political affiliation mentioned in the article."?

Based on rule number one of the Journolist Style Guide that we've cracked;

Any story that negatively portrays the subject of an elected office shall identify said subject's political affiliation only when said subject is not a Democrat.

daddy

Perhaps Harry Reid's granddaughter is receiving harrassing phone calls from the IRS:

Harry Reid used campaign funds to give granddaughter $17,000

In a repeat of the same crime that sent Jesse Jackson Jr to prison, Harry Reid’s campaign used $17,000 of campaign funds as a gift to his granddaughter, and covered it up in a mandatory disclosure document by omitting her last name (Reid).

Davod

Allowing the exchanges to accept telephone signatures might have boosted the figures.

Jane on Ipad

The Reid bs needs to be hammered over and over.

It won't be of course but it should be.

How's the weather in Sydney Daddy? I'm jealous.

Captain Hate

Much as I'd love to see Franken sent packing, I found myself annoyed rather than excited by this candidate. Maybe I'm odd, but I doubt I'm the only one with this reaction.

I'm sure Top Men have signed off on this brilliant marketing strategy and just because you can't see the hidden jeanyus of it, doesn't mean it's not there,

Top.Men.

jimmyk

Well, summer is over in Sydney, but it's still probably a lot nicer than the "spring" we're having here in the US.

I guess the point of my "julianne" story @11:46 last night, highlighted by Iggy's response, is that if our great hopes for retaking the Senate and beating the likes of Al Franken are sending out e-mails that look like Russian computer scams, it doesn't bode well.

jimmyk

Oops, didn't see CH's response before my post. Timing is everything.

hit and run

Julianne? Her last name was Bender, wasn't it? Tell me her last name was Bender. I bet it was Bender.

centralcal

When I left you all last night, Mike Rogers, Chairman of House Intel Committee was rumored to be:

Resigning Friday
Retiring at end of Congress
Doing nothing of the sort.

This morning it seems to be official - he is indeed retiring and going into - wait for it - talk radio.

Captain Hate

I wish Mike Rogers well in whatever he chooses to do. The trouble is, lacking term limits, when somebody decides to do something otherwise we're left with the careerist dregs who've hijacked the country for their own benefit.

Jane

Rogers is retiring at the end of his term. It will be interesting to see his reasoning. I'm a fan of his. And talk radio is really fun CC.

Time to go after Harry Reid.

Daddy I have pix of Sydney all over my office - that I took when I was there. Next to Perth it is one of my very favorite places. Oh and from what I can tell from facebook, my friends in Perth aren't talking about the plane either.

Threadkiller

A former FBI agent, that specialized in organized crime and public corruption, coincidentally deciding to retire the same week the FBI is pulling an Elliott Ness from coast to coast?

Call me skeptical.

centralcal

Oh, I like Mike Rogers a lot too, Jane. I wasn't trying to be snarky, just brief. It is too early in the morning for me to type much - not enough coffee in me, yet - so I just did a brief synopsis.

Miss Marple

Rogers is apparently battling cancer, according to a friend of mine from Michigan.

centralcal

Well, that's horrible news, Miss Marple - but it would explain his decision.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Reid's corruptions and his granddaughter? You know what, f#@k 'em all. Reid is one of the capos of the Dem gangster organization. He's a criminal. He floats some $$$ to his n'er do well french loving granddaughter, committing probably both election fund and tax fraud, and he wants his extended family to get a complete pass? F#@k him and his idiot progeny. They deserve much more than they get.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Nice Malkin summary of the Dem crimes and corruptions of the last few MONTHS: http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2014/03/28/a-whole-lotta-democratic-corruption-going-on-n1815797/page/2

hit and run

Good news TK! You don't have to commute to NYC any more. You can stay in CT and not have to worry about making less than $10.10/hr.

hit and run

TK shldb NK.

Look how close those keys are together. It was unavoidable.

hit and run

Full Reidtard.

Miss Marple

I really think Reid is having mini-strokes, or is suffering from the onset of Alzheimer's.

I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV, but his behavior seems bizarre to me.

hit and run

What's the difference between Retard and Reidtard?

The id.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Ct and Ill Dem gangsters are just aping each other. They are delivering whatever swag they can to their union thug partners before they lose the Governor offices in November. Just smash and grab stuff. Note: our local soccer club pays young enrepreneurial contractors to line fields and take care of equipment at about $15/hr.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Reid-- he's just a lying gangster sack of shite. Disgusting man.

BTW: DD was definitely 3 sheets to the wind last night. God help me, I like that guy.

GMax

You can put up three sheets on an old leaky and not particularly seaworthy dinghy? You learn at lot here when you pay attention!

Jane

Reid can do or say anything he wants because there are no consequences.

Sue

Bingo, Jane.

Threadkiller

Good morning Sue. Did you see the conspiracy videos I posted for you?

henry

Proof of all conspiracies, found by our Chitown friend. Definite sign of the coming apocalypse.

NK(withnewsoftware)

"....and I don't care!... oh, he's our shortstop."

Sue

Henry,

Hilarious.

TK,

No. What are they about?

Sue

Republicans should run on "vote for us because the media will report what we do".

jimmyk on iPhone

"I really think Reid is having mini-strokes, or is suffering from the onset of Alzheimer's."

Between him and Nancy you can count the active brain cells on two hands.

jimmyk on iPhone

Hah, love that Sue. Accountability.

Centralcal on iPad

Not only will they "report" on every jot and tittle, there will be OUTRAGE in every sentence.

Centralcal on iPad

One hand, jimmyk, with fingers left over.

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

Republicans should run on "vote for us because the media will report what we do".

Exactly, Sue!!!

Threadkiller

They discuss Obama and Malcolm X from the perspective of Phil Valentine, a Nation of Islam leader (as near as I can tell.)

At first I was disturbed by the 'hate the whites and blame the Jews' portions. After some thought I decided that it is almost a documentary of a specific culture.

Even though I don't subscribe to the views presented I do have a new perspective of the mindset of the 'LIV'. You will not get their vote for anything. They operate on different information.

Either way, Valentine is offering an explanation for today's craziness and he has a following that accepts it.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv5zFeIEt-c

Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqNpjUPv49c

Threadkiller

That is brilliant, Sue.

Sue

Thanks for thinking of me TK. The Malcolm X is my daddy conspiracy has been around since the beginning.

Sue

Those poor people in Washington. If a Republican was president, this would be a big effin deal.

Threadkiller

Yes it has Sue. But the 'revelations' in the video, as far as I know, have only been around since last month.

MarkO

The Clinton administration was corrupt and inept and murderous. This must be tied to Hillary.

Gladwell ‏@Gladwell

What went wrong at Waco. My latest for the New Yorker.

http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/31/140331fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all

rse

Part of this morning ed news is that the $1 trillion plus student loan debt exacerbates wealth inequality.

Well, yes, those with wealth do not tend to have long term outstanding student loans.

Where is this going? Higher ed has raised tuition ridiculously and so much student debt has gone for living expenses. Now existing wealth should be seized to equalize?

That will go well with the official mind arson focus. I just spent an hour reading about a study of Airbus engineers working together. In what fantasy world do you use experts working together on a project to conclude no one actually needs expert knowledge anymore?

We seem to be consuming our seed corn at every level now to empower and preserve power for politcos and their cronies.

And I guess Reid's granddaughter is included as a crony.

Threadkiller

If you do watch the video, keep this quote in mind:

"And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed him."

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/frontline-interviews-obama-friend-from-punahou/123

NK(withnewsoftware)

rse raises a point that I only became aware of when the 'Occupy' nonsense started. The crushing student debt on working class and middle class Millenials. I have a lot of sympathy for them. They did what 'everyone' told them to do: their mom, teachers, guidance counselors, PSAs, Billy Clinton, GWB... they ALL said. Go to college get your degree(s).... America is a 'credentials and merit' society. And like any other monopoly (like the mafia or 19th century robber barons) the Universities conspired and rigged prices and student 'aid' terms. The Feds subsidized it all through Pell grants and the IRC, and finally by federalizing the student loan biz entirely through Sallie Mae. Meanwhile the idle rich just write checks for their kids who are immune from student debt. Then there are a few working stiffs like my wife and I who forego 'nice things' and use our wages to pay tuition bills for 10 years.... out of pocket without family debt. Biggest gift we ever gave our kids, they start life without personal debt... well there is that $20TRILLION national debt they will inherit.

Sue

There is a picture of the youngest Obama daughter at the Great Wall of China. She is as sullen as her mother. Tell me again why we are paying for these girls to tag along where they obviously have no desire to be?

NK(withnewsoftware)

TK-- Obummer was an adolescent bullshitter? we kinda knew that already.... didn't we.

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