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Jane

Boy TM, you sure can write.

GMax

The Hill backs up the truck so far that you can smell the fear on the Democrat Party. Honestly I just had to laugh at Baghdad Bob Pfeiffer:

You just have a lot more red states than blue states in play,” said Democratic strategist Steve Elmendorf.

Compounding that problem is that the demographic advantages the president exploited in 2012 — an influx of young and minority voters — are unlikely to materialize this cycle.

Older, white voters less friendly to the president are far more likely to head to the polls for a midterm election.

“The difference in electorates between midterm elections and presidential elections is stunning,” said Ken Goldstein, a political scientist at the University of San Francisco.

“We don’t know what the world looks like when there’s not an African American named Barack Obama on the top of the ticket,” he added.

Dye-in-the-wool liberal commentator Chris Matthews predicted that Democrats could lose as many as 10 Senate seats in the midterms.

“To the Democrats, this election, a rosy scenario is to lose five Senate seats, not six,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “They could lose 10.”

And Democrats are nervous that their candidates have been unable to exploit races where they should have an advantage. In Michigan, Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) hired a new campaign manager on Thursday, as recent polls show the congressman trailing Republican Terri Lynn Land.

Publicly, the White House is looking to project unwavering confidence heading into the midterms.

Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday that the White House wasn’t even entertaining the possibility the GOP could regain the upper chamber.

“We’re not preparing for it,” Pfeiffer said at a breakfast hosted by Politico. “We’re very confident the Democrats will retain the Senate. That’s where all of our energy and our focus is.”

But Pfeiffer acknowledged that if Republicans took back the upper chamber, it would derail the president’s remaining ambitions. He predicted that the president’s judicial nominees would be blocked, and the effort to repeal ObamaCare would gain new momentum.


jimmyk

Whoa, Sharyl Attkisson just tweeted her resignation from CBS. What gives?

GMax

Doesn't Pfeiffer tease you a little bit with that whole repealing ObamaCare talk!!!

LOL

Threadkiller

It is like putting off procrastinating until later.

Jane

I bet Matthews is predicting 10- so he can declare victory at 9 and under.

How many senate dems are up for election?

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Dems know it will be bad in November, real bad. They are already blaming the political terrorists... who's that? Old white people, not just men now, all white people are the enemy to the Dems. It's even worse than that for Dems; younger and ethnic voters who are educating themselves will turnout and vote against Dems. The no-shows will be liberal leaners (a lot of unmarried young people in this group) they are unemployed and just fed up. Repubs will own the House and Senate and Budget Reconciliation... what will they do? we'll all see.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Here's the latest RCP '14 Senate polling: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/

sbw

Crimea is closer to Epirus than to the Rubicon. And Phyrrus' 'wins' were south of the Rubicon.

Joe the unemployed plumber

Superficial plumbing of the Sevastapol/Tartarus connection leaves one parsing the definition of words, because the misdirection is necessary for this 'situation'. The West needs this to end well, no matter what the cost. :)

Jack is Back

To understand Russia, The Crimea, Ukraine and all of Europe, you need to understand how much its borders have changed in the last 1,000 years.

This little 4 minute video demonstrates.

Nationalism isn't what it used to be an never was apparently.

Threadkiller

First Installment: British Intel Advisor Michael Shrimpton explains definition of "natural born Citizen"...

http://youtu.be/Wt-nX9WJRTs

http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/03/british-intel-advisor-obama-not.html?m=1

Dr Weevil

Just to be pedantic, Caesar didn't actually say alea iacta est. As Erasmus first pointed out, he said alea iacta esto, a close translation of a popular Greek proverb: both mean 'let the die have been cast'. That's what you would say before crossing the river, when 'the die has been cast' was not yet true. I blogged about this almost eleven years ago here.

Old Lurker test

I like how Progs "think". After forty years of erecting barriers to all carbon fuels such that it now takes a decade or more to approve some new energy infrastructure, that we can wave a magic wand and impact the European natural gas market in time to resolve anything? Really?

Do you know how long it would take to develop a CNG/LNG ocean going supply line from here to there? Seriously?

JiB knows I'm sure.

Captain Hate

The Dems know it will be bad in November, real bad. They are already blaming the political terrorist

Eff them. I'm ready to dig up Peter Jennings' rotted corpse and tell him I'm having a temper tantrum. I'm beyond accepting any criticism from those turds.

Ignatz

He said supply line not pipeline.

Threadkiller

Carrying over from the last thread:

This enhanced infrared image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA’sTerra satellite, shows widespread contrails over the southeastern United States during the morning of January 29, 2004. Such satellite data are critical for studying the effects of contrails. The crisscrossing white lines are contrails that form from planes flying in different directions at different altitudes. Each contrail spreads and moves with the wind. Contrails often form over large areas during winter and spring.

http://m.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4435

Who needs a spy satellites when you have NASA looking for aircraft caused global warming?

My guess is they know more about the Malaysian plane than they are telling.

GMax

And this sherbet from Rasmussen:

A statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters shows incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 42% of the vote, while his leading Republican challenger Cory Gardner earns 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 13% are undecided

An incumbent at 42% is in serious serious trouble. Might just be one less Udall in Congress come November. Wave bye now and avoid the rush.

Old Lurker test

Thanks Iggy.

You need special ships. You need ports equipped for gas at both ends and the storage to stockpile the gas before loading and after offloading. You need the wells to supply the gas and lines to get that gas to the ports. If LNG you need the ability to freeze the stuff. You need the plants and energy to compress and freeze the gas. You need the courts to declare that citizen worries of explosions are unfounded, for the pipelines, for the storage, for the compression, and for the ships. You need laws permitting the export the gas. You need about a gazillion permits and contracts. Then you need the money to assemble it all and that usually requires iron clad bankable contracts to supply and to buy.

Oh, and once all those hurdles are accomplished, you get to deliver a product at a price higher than that can be delivered by the closer suppliers faster and cheaper if they are willing to hit the lower price point which will always be easier for them than for the guy with gazillions in the above.

Then you got nuthin.

marlene on Kindle

We spent several hours with the Russian photographers yesterday.They've been here since 2000 and are from Minsk.We got a crash course in Russian geopolitics.They shrugged their shoulders and said Crimea joining Russia is a done deal.They were interesting guys.

centralcal

Quick note, while I have an equally quick lunch ....

Very sorry to see Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News - a damned fine reporter amid a sea of Obama sycophants.

Threadkiller

The quick test would be to check the clocks in Crimea on March 30th.

The rooskis don't do Daylight savings.

rich@gmu

It is like putting off procrastinating until later.

Posted by: Threadkiller | March 10, 2014 at 02:43 PM


lol...needed something for lent.

Beasts of England

Alea iacta est. Gaius Iulius Caesar; Rubicon, 49 B.C.

If anyone's looking for Daddy, he'll be rolling the dice! Clark W. Griswold; Fabulous Las Vegas, 1997 A.D.

I haven't seen a beatin' like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose. Cousin Eddie; ibid

GMax

and finally, this one is encouraging too:

For the first time in 2014, Republicans and Democrats are running even on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending Sunday, March 9, finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead.

Remember in 2010 right through the election this measure always showed a plus for the Democrats, and we know how that turned out for the LIAR Party. Delicious!!!

Old Lurker test

Rich, I told my wife I was giving up church for Lent.

rspect me, damit

A gazillion permits? That's a lot unless you have a pen and a phone.

henry

Thanks pagar, like the fraudulent John Doe series, actual Dem malfeasance never ends.

Ignatz

--My guess is they know more about the Malaysian plane than they are telling. --

One thing not visible in that image TK, is actual planes.
My heart did leap like a chamois among the crags when you didn't mention chemtrails, though. )

Beasts of England

Unfortunately (or fortunately), TK, the give-away is in the 'moderate resolution'. MODIS's focal plane is simply not long enough, i.e., a spatial resolution of about 1 km, to do any double-naught spying. Sorry about that. ;)

Threadkiller

Chemtrails?

I'd better Google that.

Threadkiller

Maybe you can't see the plane, but you might see where the trail went cold.

Or would that be 'warm?'

Dave (in MA)
"The die is cast."
      --J. Caesar
"The f&*#$^ worm has turned."
      --J. Torre
Beasts of England

Me, too, Old Lurker! I'm doing really well so far...

narciso

I'm sure Professor Nasr, who has a penchant for flyinhg unicorns, how else didhttp://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-21-a-crackdown-on-crimean-tatars/ they think this was going to work out,

the Sochi Bear was very prophetic;

rse

OL-

Red said she felt like a heathen last Wednesday with no smudge on forehead. You do not want to know what she thought of the idea that people were proud of themselves for going without netflix for Lent.

I am hearing through the grape fine that your denomination is really putting pressure on the college admin to start pushing social change aggressively. Not from Red, from adults in ATL.

I told her she would probably follow the reasons for any changes more than most.

Beasts of England

Just when you think the nutty left can't get any nuttier:

No more, says Stier: “For the first time in the history of the guidelines, ‘sustainability’ is part of the agenda. Actual items on their Dietary Guidelines working group agenda include ‘immigration,’ ‘global climate change’ and ‘agriculture/aquaculture sustainability.’”

What’s more, says Stier, these new guidelines will cost the public money: “By favoring foods which activists think have a smaller carbon footprint, the new guidelines will increase the prices you pay for your food. It will also increase the cost to all taxpayers, since the Dietary Guidelines are used to set policy for food stamps (SNAP) and military diets,” he says.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/03/10/obama-administration-to-insert-global-warming-activism-into-dietary-guidelines-mandated-by-congress/#more-104854

matt

A lot of LNG infrastructure is being built or in permitting with 2018 as a target date. I know Rotterdam has a big project as may Antwerp.

The Aussies are building up that huge field in the Indian Ocean and the Koreans are building some amazing new technologies in the offshore extraction and transportation of LNG.

It will be interesting to see how these will be affected by the massive open ocean storms. Oil & gas have pushed some amazing new technologies.

Mexico just repeaned the law barring foreign involvement in their industry and are hoping for some huge investments by the majors. It is interesting to see both of our neighbors acting sensibly while the Leftists in this country do their best to destroy us.

rich@gmu

>>>Just when you think the nutty left can't get any nuttier<<<

"Let them eat crickets."

"Let them eat weed."

narciso

So, my hunch about a Sandy Burglar 2, was born out,

polly

Well, rse, there are Episcopal churches and there are Episcopal churches. Was in Atlanta last weekend at my old church there--All Saints'--which has always been very liberal but does a lot of outreach being an intown church. Then, there is my Episcopal church here in the small coastal town where we moved about 12 yrs. ago. When I asked the Episcopal rector here his thought on performing gay marriage in the church, he replied that he didn't expect that to ever come up.

Old Lurker test

rse, the Episcopal Church USA has gone looney left without a doubt. Top to bottom.

polly

I thought I read where TM had cleaned up this site. Guess he forgot "Little Orphan Annie!"

Ignatz

If we were the American Taliban you wouldn't be alive, right?

Beasts of England

annie get your gun and shove it up your ass.

rich@gmu

>>>Rich, I told my wife I was giving up church for Lent.

Posted by: Old Lurker test | March 10, 2014 at 03:45 PM<<<

you and beasts...for shame, for shame.

be back in a bit...

Ignatz

--Biden, and he will be the democatic nominee, will drop Rand like a blanket soaking wet.--

With those semantics, queer metaphors and that spelling, gotta be a Dana acolyte.

Ignatz

Definition of queer (adj)

queer
[ kweer ]

1.not usual: not usual or expected
2.eccentric: eccentric or unconventional
3.suspicious: arousing suspicion

Whose mind is it in?

Ignatz

--My keyboarding is atrocious. Kind of like your politics.--

Hope that's not copyrighted; I've filed it away for future use. A real zinger

sbw

the grape fine

I like that.

sbw

I'm thinkin' that a slogan for the upcoming campaign ought to be something like:

Simple government, not simple-minded.

Jack is Back

OL,

I saw your and matt's comment on LNG. Like matt posted, there are a lot of LNG facilities being built - Qatar the largest. The great majority of LNG processing facilities are suupplying Asia. Very few LNG Reprocessing facilities in Europe. That is the rub. Not the Processing facilities but reprocessing.

I believe we have 5 or 6 reprocessing facilities here in America. One just south of you in Cove Point, Maryland. There is even one in Alaska and I keep asking why? I think the one in Alaska is a double plant (in and out).

My old firm built the majority of the large LNG faciliteis around the world. The processing plants can take up to 3 years to build and the reprocessing can be done in 2 years. The one in Rotterdam, is cancelled or delayed I believe.

Now here is the rub for the progs pushing this scheme (beside the obvious cost disadvantage) - its the progs and greens who are the ones who would be the first to protest the building of any LNG facillity on the basis of safety. I believe the ones in Mass - Neptune and Northwest are still sitting idle - $700 million investment not making any RoI or RoE.

The better answer is to have Europe face the question of energy independence like we have to do but fail politically. He who controls your heat, electricity, car fuel, controls the world.

narciso

Ok, who read from the book'

narciso

yes it's like the alternative rail line in lieu of the Keystone pipeline, of course it's more dangerous, because the wiley Canadian Menace must be kept at bay.

Eric in Boise

gotta be a Dana acolyte

Probably his Department Chair.

Jack is Back

OL,

I saw your and matt's comment on LNG. Like matt posted, there are a lot of LNG facilities being built - Qatar the largest. The great majority of LNG processing facilities are suupplying Asia. Very few LNG Reprocessing facilities in Europe. That is the rub. Not the Processing facilities but reprocessing.

I believe we have 5 or 6 reprocessing facilities here in America. One just south of you in Cove Point, Maryland. There is even one in Alaska and I keep asking why? I think the one in Alaska is a double plant (in and out).

My old firm built the majority of the large LNG faciliteis around the world. The processing plants can take up to 3 years to build and the reprocessing can be done in 2 years. The one in Rotterdam, is cancelled or delayed I believe.

The largest under construction is Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia. Comes on-line in 2015. This is a 3 unit project that is taking 4 years. Processing for Asia, natch. Not Europe.

Now here is the rub for the progs pushing this scheme (beside the obvious cost disadvantage) - its the progs and greens who are the ones who would be the first to protest the building of any LNG facillity on the basis of safety. I believe the one in Boston harbor

Jack is Back

Sorry about the double post but it was still in my comment box so I decided to add the part about Curtis Island. The 5:03pm version is the correct version.

narciso

And so the pattern, Burleigh described a week ago, comes to pass;


http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/03/10/tatar-turbulence-may-rock-putins-plane/

Jack is Back

Now that I look at my 5:03pm post it doesn't have the last two paragraphs of my 4:55pm post, so consider both as what I wanted to post.

Wheew.

Account Deleted

"He who controls your heat, electricity, car fuel, controls the world."

It's almost as if Putin understands that completely. If the Greater Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere is to include Russia, China, India, Iran and ?, why would Russia feel a desire to sit at a table with idiotic SkyDragon warriors bent on crippling all enterprise and every taxpayer with regulatory minutiae while sucking their life blood with Air Taxes?

Putin sure has boxed himself in with his refusal to participate in the mass suicide known as progressive fascism.

matt

narc;

I think the Turks and the Kurds may want to work a deal. Call the new entity Pipelineistan.

Darth Cheney

""He who controls your heat, electricity, car fuel, controls the world."

Attribution, please.

NK(withnewsoftware)

With all the repugnant people in the world, he's something that gives you hope. A very young man, HS Soph, showing great dignity and class despite the disappointment of losing a state championship match, to congratulate his opponent's dying father. Wonderful act by a young man: http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/hs-wrestler-loses-state-title-match-embraces-opponent-s-sick-father-031014

Jack is Back

matt,

Your 5:11. Been there, done that. Ain't going to happen. At least with American money. Doesn't pass the giggle test.

sbw

You know, I've always liked Feb. 9th.

narciso

that's entirely possible, just pointing out how history is rhyming in not one, but two fmr. Turkish redoubts

rich@gmu

great...

narciso

he seems to have lost the insight he had in the 90s;

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/03/10/will-ukraine-be-putins-undoing/

Miss Marple

That was a wonderful story about that high school wrestler.

How interesting that the school is St. Michael's, the angel who defends us from evil.


Miss Marple

Lovely day today, almost got up to 60.

Alas, snow on Wednesday, as the temp drops again.

I sure will be glad to see Spring!

Miss Marple

Good news, by the way. The tumor that the vet removed from my dog Maggie's gum was benign.

Would that all tumors were so.

Anyway, she will be fine.

narciso

Great news, Miss Marple,

narciso

the Huntress seems to have ruffled the feathers of some,

Miss Marple

Well, I must depart. I am taking my granddaughter to a reception for the kids who wrote essays for the DAR American History contest.

Out here in podunk Indiana we still have things like this.

They are all going to read their essays at a historic church and there will probably be punch and cookies. My DIL has to take the older granddaughter to Robotics Club, so I am filling in.

Jack is Back

MM,

As midwestern Hoosier have you ever noticed that there is always a last hurrah for winter around St. Paddy's day? At least that was my impression.

Watching Cham;p and Jaws talking tough but having nothing to back it up is tough for a proud, patriotic American. How far we have fallen.

Miss Marple

JiB, Yes, I have!

When I was in high school I was a flag corps member, and in those days we wore short skirts with majorette boots and a sleeveless top with an ascot, plus majorette hat. Bare legs with leg make-up. (This was the mid 1960's.)

I will NEVER forget marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade that year! It was cold and spitting snow and I had to smile the entire way and my nose was running and I couldn't wipe it.

I got a humdinger of a cold and boy was my mom mad!

narciso

Wonderful, miss marple, the contest, not the cold

narciso

Taranto, notes how in general, the left is never satisfied;

Reed disdains what he calls "the cult of the most oppressed," the idea "that there's something about the purity of these oppressed people that has the power to condense the mass uprising. I've often compared it to the cargo cults. . . . As my dad used to say, 'If oppression conferred heightened political consciousness there would be a People's Republic of Mississippi.' " (This all seems a bit out of place in Salon, whose usual stock in trade is exotic identity-based grievances. Last week the site ran an article by Randa Jarrar, an Arab-American novelist, titled "Why I Can't Stand White Belly Dancers.")

lyle

You were a flag corpse- person, MM? Barry salutes you.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple, I took my Maggie out for a walk in the park as the temps were in the mid 50s. She's always pokey on them which sometimes I mistake for her being tired so before we were halfway around the loop I acted like we were turning back and she gave me a look like "what do you think you're doing" and she ambled the rest of the way we'd been going.

Glad for the good news of your Maggie.

lyle

Figures one of the idiot leftists on CH's link is named Castro. But don't worry, folks, Castro assures us "people are benefiting" from O-care. What's with you wingnutz wanting the LAW OF THE LAND to fail?

Captain Hate

Peggy "Not a Horde Fave" Noonan:

"Meanwhile Peggy Noonan questions whether Obamacare is even a 'law' anymore."

The only thing I want to hear from the Magic Dolphin Lady is the sound of her shutting the fuck up and staying that way.

She is one of those in the brigade of elite Acela-corridor media mavens who helped inflict this utter disaster on the country in the first place, by boosting and endorsing Obama. Because perfect polished pants creases. And smoothly sonorous speeches.

And also because of Noonan's utter horror over Sarah Palin, the declasse unpolished backwoods imbecile snowbilly bitch with the weird accent and the moose burgers, who nevertheless has been absolutely 100% correct about every single major policy issue since 2008.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 10, 2014 06:00 PM (gqT4g)

NK(withnewsoftware)

Family relation of yours?

lyle

Or CH has been sock-puppeting.

Captain Hate

Just a kindred soul. I probably won't use the phrase "elite Acela-corridor media mavens" but Magic Dolphin Lady seems like a keeper once I stop laughing and figure out what it means.

NKonIPad

Don t get the Magic Dolphin Lady reference.

Beasts of England

Jonathan Turley makes a good point:

James Madison fashioned a government of three bodies locked in a synchronous orbit by their countervailing powers. The system of separation of powers was not created to protect the authority of each branch for its own sake. Rather, it is the primary protection of individual rights because it prevents the concentration of power in any one branch. In this sense, Obama is not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system; he has become the very danger that separation of powers was designed to avoid.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-turley-obama-separation-of-powers-20140309,0,5262266.story#axzz2vT5S2vgq

narciso

that day still stings in my memory,

Captain Hate

Just remember, Double Aught Stedman said the boy wasn't traumatized because the agents' fingers were clearly on the side of the trigger guards.

Captain Hate

Since I was talking about the Horde, anybody there who hijacks a thread to rant about legalizing pot should be hit hard with the banhammer.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Thanks for all the birthday greetings. Going out for my BD dinner now. Will report back.

TC, I forwarded that HB link to my younger brother who is 71 today. Thanks.

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