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Jane

Double groan...

anonamom

OT

Just opened an email that contained this:

please call Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick at (617) 725-4005. Tell him you're outraged that he has failed to use his power as chief executive of the state to release Justina from DCF's custody and reunite her with her parents, sisters and family doctors.

So, I did. It is Governor Patrick's office. His aide assured me he would pass my message on to the governor.

Eric in Boise

Somewhere inside Paul Krugman I imagine there remains an honest economist.

I don't imagine any such thing, Mr. Maguire, but I sincerely thank you for cursing through his sludge so that I don't have to.

GMax

Yes this is how a massacre appears from out on the horizon:

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber.

In a memo released to consultants Friday morning, NRSC political director Ward Baker writes that Republicans have become competitive in Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, Oregon and Minnesota since the start of the year.

That's in addition to nearly 10 Senate seats the NRSC has been aggressively targeting.


Frau Stachelschwein

"...that if we give corporations and individuals an incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they will respond."

This is Enron adviser Krugman's recommended Bundy Incentive.

rich@gmu

Thank You everyone for the kind birthday wishes.

...and a triple groan on the thread topic. Isn't climate big enough and old enough to take care of itself?

daddy

JiB (in Shinnecock)

Are you sure you're not secretly a Global Warming Zealot?

Reason I ask is because you and I are the only guys I know who have a Carbon Footprint anywhere near as big as all those AGW guys who zip around the planet preaching to us how terrible it is to zip around the planet:)

Enjoyed this bit of hypocrisy highlighted by Australia's Tim Blair the other day: You’re killing the planet, Natalie.

Frau Schmerzen

As empath Troi used to scream, "PAIN! PAIN!"


OT - Since JOM was out of business for part of yesterday, may we still ridicule Lizzie Warren? She needs it, n'est pas?
Forty whacks?

Frau Dukaten

GMax @ 3:53 - that means the GOP will need $$$$$ and many feel the money has not been used wisely in the past. What to do?

narciso
daddy

"Somewhere inside Paul Krugman I imagine there remains an honest economist."

Objection!

Sustained.

MarkO

Krugman is a punk. We have judicial notice on that.

On the other hand, for those who never knew or have forgotten the real Watergate, here is a reminder:

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August 9, 1972: Nixon Orders IRS to Investigate McGovern, Donors

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After a tirade about how humiliated and angry he was when he was investigated and audited by the IRS, President Nixon demands that the same kinds of investigations be performed on the Democratic presidential candidate, George McGovern, and his campaign staff and financiers. “What in the name of God are we doing on this one?” he asks. “What are we doing about the financial contributors?… Are we looking over the financial contributors to the Democratic National Committee? Are we running their income tax returns? Is the Justice Department checking to see whether or not there are any antitrust suits (see July 31, 1971)?… We have all this power and we aren’t using it. Now what the Christ is the matter?” Nixon particularly wants the tax returns of businessman Henry Kimmelman, one of the largest financial backers of the McGovern campaign, but the new Secretary of the Treasury, George Shultz, is reluctant to use the IRS for political purposes. Nixon cannot understand Shultz’s hesitation. “What’s he trying to do, say that we can’t play politics with IRS?… Just tell George he should do it.” Nixon has Kimmelman’s tax returns within three days. By the same time, IRS audits of McGovern’s campaign and senior officials are well underway.


http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?nixon_and_watergate_tmln_watergate_campaign_conspiracy=nixon_and_watergate_tmln_political_subordination_of_irs&timeline=nixon_and_watergate_tmln

daddy

that if we give corporations and individuals an incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they will respond.


Hmmmm,

that if we give individuals (like me Paul Krugman) an incentive ($25,000 a month) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, (to tell others they should reduce greenhouse gas emmissions) they will respond. (I will respond by saying whatever the hell you pay me to say).

narciso

I still think Nixon comes off like a piker, you think it was just JFK's charisma, that kept him afloat:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/irs-irs-long-history-dirty-tricks/story?id=19177178

Bori

"Somewhere inside Paul Krugman I imagine there remains an honest economist."

Objection! Facts not in evidence!

Sustained.

Posted by: daddy

There fix that for you.

Jane

Anonamom,

I've been posting that on Facebook for days. I wonder how many calls they have gotten.

Miss Marple

OK, I am home from the food pantry, where we fed 20 families today. We had leftovers from Gleaner's Food Bank doing a big event yesterday, so I was able to give people meat, produce, and lots of diffeent types of bread.

I have been thinking about Putin. I am beginning to wonder if he has something really damaging on Obama. I just don't know what to think except that we are in trouble.

Frau Dukaten

Salon has entered Kos country. The article is devoid of facts about the entire BLM fiasco. The goal is hatred of opposing opinions. If they claimed fairness and balance, a lightning bolt would strike them all.
Pfui!

FTA:"In the end, Cliven Bundy’s 400 cows were herded back onto the Mojave Desert to trample desert tortoise habitat, degrade water quality, crush cultural sites, consume native vegetation and defecate in springs and the Virgin River. The cheering crowds proclaimed, “Freedom!” and “Victory!”

What a disaster."
Salon cannot smell its own feces.

Those solar plants? They are part of Gaia's master plan. Damage? No way!
The desert tortoise does not eat native vegetation and does not even defecate, I tell you. No way!

BTW it's Harry's way or no way.

daddy

Since JOM was out of business for part of yesterday, may we still ridicule Lizzie Warren? She needs it, n'est pas?
Forty whacks?

Frau,

Wife's granny was, according to family lore, a Seminole. She died 30 years before I was on the scene but I am told she was a baby abandoned on a doorstep in panhandle Florida back in the 20's, taken up by the family inside, raised as their own, and eventually married her adopted brother:)

As far as I know we have no paperwork, but my daughters have high cheekbones and eat oatmeal.

I keep telling them to list themselves as Indian's for college acceptance and college loan purposes. Any reason you guys can think of why we ought not do so?

Jane

None Daddy.

I was repeatedly told as a child that I came from horse thieves and Indians. My life would have been a heck of a lot easier without all those student loans.

Frau Dukaten

Miss Marple, we've been in trouble since BHO was elected. I worried at the time, that he was the blank slate he bragged being, meaning no knowledge about his past or abilities. I have always been leery of charismatic people in positions of power ...and especially in politics.

daddy

putin-is-flying-russian-spy-planes-in-american-skies/

"I can see Russian Spy Planes from my couch".

daddy

Thank you (palefaces) Bori and Jane.

Whoo whoo whoo!

MarkO

Jane, I knew we were related. I'll email you proof.

Jack is Back

daddy,

Ha! Used to fly Virgin Atlantic a lot back 'n forth to London and South Africa. They used to ask for your pocket change to help UNICEF but then they changed to letting you buy carbon offsets in their duty free catalog. I would order a bottle of scotch and a Hermés scarf for Mrs. JiB but I have noticed that even 1st class lemmings would fork over $89.99 to offset their carbon footprint during the flight.

And people wonder how a vinyl LP record salesman like Sir Richard Branson became a billionaire:)

Jane

Mark,

Got it. I have the exact same picture over my fireplace. I think we should sue.

Frau Dukaten

"...high cheekbones and eat oatmeal."

daddy, time to start assembling the "evidence"--a grainy photo of granny on the mantel, stories of her foster family's pride in her heritage, and photos or oral stories of family gatherings with oatmeal a favored dish(insert special Seminole recipe). A census record showing "other" in the racial column would be super. Try to find where the Seminoles in the panhandle were during the 1920s.

hit and run

Miss Marple:
I have been thinking about Putin. I am beginning to wonder if he has something really damaging on Obama.

I honestly don't think Putin has (or needs to have) anything the rest of us don't already possess.

The knowledge that . . . Emperor Obama Has New Clothes.

daddy

Salon has entered Kos country. The article is devoid of facts about the entire BLM fiasco.

Just as a mental exercise, I wonder how the MSM would cover it if Harry Reid actually was shot by a Team Bundy guy, enraged at Reid for calling him a "Domestic Terrorist." How would the MSM, which was so incensed back during the Gabby Gifford's ("Words have consequences") shootings, tell that story?

And would LIV America finally wake up and wonder why none of this back and forth was previously reported by NBC, ABC, CBS, or CNN, or would they just accept whatever story they get from John Stewart?

GMax

I keep telling them to list themselves as Indian's for college acceptance and college loan purposes.

I hear Harvard is a push over for that level of documentation. Might need some Pow Wow Chow to put them over the top though.

Clarice Feldman

daddy, your girls could be shoe- ins at Dartmouth.

GMax

I would inquire of one of the genealogical DNA sites, if there are known markers common to Seminoles. If there is a way to do so, you might be a simple blood test from having proof of an ancestor, whether its a close enough ancestor to meet the scholarship hurdle is an open question of course.

daddy

Cliven Bundy’s 400 cows were herded back onto the Mojave Desert to trample desert tortoise habitat, degrade water quality, crush cultural sites, consume native vegetation and defecate in springs and the Virgin River.

Bundy cattle have been "degrading water quality" by defecating in that exact area since 1873. Before then, according to this map on historic Buffalo roaming range's, it was only Buffalo trampling tortoises and pooping in the pristine stream's of the Virgin River for the previous 20-30 millions years or so.

Dave (in MA)

Kruggie's fishwrap finally got around to mentioning the Nevada ranch story yesterday, in an opinion piece. They followed up with another opinion piece today. Do papers usually run op-ed columns about stories that they haven't reported on at all?

Skoot

Part of the Ukraine understanding Vlad's foreign minister handed to John "Ketchupdigger" Kerry yesterday:

...Whereas the American Government, under the principles it rigidly upholds, objects to settle international issues through military pressure, it is exercising in conjunction with Great Britain and other nations pressure by economic power. Recourse to such pressure as a means of dealing with international relations should be condemned as it is at times more inhumane that military pressure...

Whoops, my bad. That's from the memo handed to SoS Hull on the afternoon of Dec 7, 1941 by the Japanese Ambassador. Again, my apologies.

Extraneus

daddy, I was at a seminar given by a half-black, gay-looking admissions officer from RPI, and he explained that if a local male was considered against a girl from Alaska, the girl from Alaska would automatically be accepted over the local. Surely a checked Native American box would result in a scholarship.

Frau Dukaten

daddy, the bison were always Gaia's favorites, and then the alien horses and cattle were introduced by European devils.

Bison carp is just poo.
Cattle carp is poo-poo. There's a big smelly difference. Ask Whoopi.

GMax

OK don't take my word for it. How about a member of the US House, and a Democrat from Massachusetts? Will that convince you of what is coming? Here:


U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the lone member of the Bay State delegation to vote against Obama­care four years ago, now predicts the law’s botched roll-out will not only cost Democrats valuable House seats but could even jeopardize their control of the Senate in this year’s hotly contested midterm elections.

“We will lose seats in the House,” the plain-talking South Boston Democrat said in Boston Herald Radio’s studio yesterday, delivering a harsh diagnosis. “I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from the more experienced pollsters down there. And I think we may lose the Senate. I think that’s a possibility if things continue to go the way they have been … primarily because of health care.”

Lynch cuttingly questioned whether many of his colleagues who echoed President Obama’s health care promises even “read through the bill really,” noting that many mechanisms created to fund the law still aren’t in effect.

miss Marple

But daddy, buffalo poop is indigent and ok with Gaia, while cow poop is European and therefore a danger to the tortoises!

Perhaps we should tell the BLM that we demand they document and catalog the cow poop.

rich@gmu

daddy-

are they looking at the ultimate betrayal ... going to Florida State?

Extraneus

(I should mention that he was uncommonly bejeweled.)

Rocco

For you Frau...a blast from the past

 photo PowWowChow-1.jpg

rich@gmu

Miss Marple:
I have been thinking about Putin. I am beginning to wonder if he has something really damaging on Obama.

He probably has a few shots of vodka every time he thinks about the doomsday machine the Soviet created. They did their job too well it seems at time.

miss Marple

GMAx,

I see something alarming in your last post. What exactly are those "funding mechanisms" which aren't in place yet?

GMax

Cadillac Tax my dear to name but one of the things still coming down the pike.

Obamacare the gift that keeps on giving...

Its working alright, overtime at kicking Democrats out of their federal offices...

Extraneus
the law’s botched roll-out will not only cost Democrats valuable House seats but could even jeopardize their control of the Senate in this year’s hotly contested midterm elections

Will the impending Boehner amnesty incense R voters enough to turn out to elect R's who will oust him and Cantor, or to stay home in disgust? I'd bet the latter.

Jack is Back

Watching Stephen Lynch on the IRS and Benghazi hearings he seemed to be less partisan (ala Connolly) than most Dems (although he does toe the line finally). Is that most of the Bay State perception??

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

Okay...it looks like a go for Awesome Con tomorrow.
Maybe I'll get to meet Kaylee & Shepherd Book!
My outfit is even planned:
*my Jayne Cobb hat knit by Frau (I'm not kidding, you should all be jealous!)
*my "Don't call me a geek or I'll whack you with my light saber" t-shirt
and...
*maybe just some camo pants.

I.can't.wait!

rich@gmu

Extraneus-

Stay home is my guess. I wish they would buy a clue. Silicon Valley will give them a little bit of money to push this trough, but Silicon Valley will also fully fund the democrats and all of their bad proposals. They will also provide the funding and technical expertise that allows for the panopticon state *for Democrats*.

Extraneus

Will there be pictures, Janet?

rich@gmu

yikes through.

Thomas Collins

I think what Krugman means is that the growth reduction won't affect his lifestyle or the lifestyle of most of his readers.

Jack is Back

Has Krugman become the Kardashian of economics?

Do nothing and earn $25K per month.

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

Oh my goodness, Rocco! That picture is too funny. Here's an old JOM exchange I wrote down from 5-30-12.

"Serves me right for trying to work & read JOM at the same time."- jimmyk

"You call that multitasking? ...try taking the bar exam while trying to peer over your high cheekbones with a 1/64th papoose clamped to your teat." - Dave(inMA)

Hah! Remember that nonsense about being the first person to take the bar exam while nursing her baby or something. Insanity.

hit and run

Ext:
Will the impending Boehner amnesty incense R voters enough to turn out to elect R's who will oust him and Cantor, or to stay home in disgust? I'd bet the latter.

The primaries for Boehner and Cantor are in May and June respectively. Even if you think Boehner and Cantor are dumb as a box of rocks, is there any chance they'll move on amnesty before the primaries?

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

Will there be pictures, Janet?

Yes! If I don't look too terrible I'll post some here. I can be kinda vain for a nutcase. Hah!

GMax

Apparently Boehner office is doing a quick backpedal. Talking about Obama having to build trust in his enforcing the law first. I have little doubt Boehner would love to pass something, but I am pretty sure he knows his speakership is history if he does it by cobbling together Demcorats with a few Republicans so here we sits.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Reason I ask is because you and I are the only guys I know who have a Carbon Footprint anywhere near as big as all those AGW guys who zip around the planet preaching to us how terrible it is to zip around the planet:)--

Hey, I lay waste to entire CO2 sucking forests.
And while I can't take sole credit for it, one of our properties did exhales many thousands of tons of carbon just in the course of a day or two last August. :)

rich@gmu

They'll be on vacation.

Cantor's challenger is David Brat an econ professor at RMC (has a 3.5 overall at RateMyProfessor). Being against amnesty is Brat's main issue and he has about 42k in the bank against 2 million for Cantor.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the US, is making a great case for the Keystone Pipeline on Special Report. He also is not afraid to call a spade a spade regarding ElJefe's latest gutless delay decision.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Let's see, Pauly Peanuts and his ilk tell us things like Medicare will cost x when they in fact ends up costing x to the fourth or fifth power and the climate modellers can't figure out why they have gotten the last fifteen years wrong on temp, but they do know just exactly what's going to happen in 85 years to the economy.

That these people find gainful employment other than on the end of a shovel demonstrates the invincible gullibility if the human race.

rich@gmu

>>>Hey, I lay waste to entire CO2 sucking forests.<<<

#earthfirst, #climatefool

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

*it* in fact ends up costing....

rich@gmu

Jim-

Saw it. It was a great segment.

rich@gmu

>>>That these people find gainful employment other than on the end of a shovel demonstrates the invincible gullibility if the human race.<<<

#sadface, #funployment

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

'Grandma, what did you do when the communists were taking over America?'

'I went to Awesome Con!!'- Grandma Janet

narciso

Salon was part of a ideological project, in the 90s, funded in part through Hambricht and Quist, in partnership with the head of Chinese
DARPA. in the 90s, it blew up the militia threat, and Boehlert, future Media Matters downplayed the Islamist wave, it made a big stink with C o C, because it served the baiting the right

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--But daddy, buffalo poop is indigent and ok with Gaia, while cow poop is European and therefore a danger to the tortoises!--

It's even worse. Non indigenous wild horses will fill the gap left by Bundy's cows and most of the idiot lefties will scream bloody murder if the BLM tries to remove them.
On Animal Farm West it's one stomach good, four stomachs bad.

pagar

"build trust in his enforcing the law first"

This will not build trust in anything he does.

http://weaselzippers.us/183259-breaking-obama-signs-ted-cruzs-law-banning-irans-terrorist-un-ambassador-from-entering-country/

BREAKING: Obama Signs Ted Cruz’s Law Banning Iran’s Terrorist UN Ambassador From Entering Country – Update: Obama Say He Won’t Enforce It…

Captain Hate

The JEF is still quibbling over making a decision on the Keystone pipeline. Solid B+ imo.

Tammy Bruce was really teeing off on the homos for giving the mooooooslim cab drivers in Cleveland a pass on not taking them to the homo olympics as a "personal decision"; unlike the "personal decision" by Christian bakers and photographers. She also said it's time to stop wasting money on McTurtle's primary challenger; that he's so far behind that it would be throwing good money after bad.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Will no one denounce Jim Rhodes astounding racism @ 6:12?

Frau Dukaten

Miss Marple @ 5:36 - We sure know our carp, don't we?
When I first stepped in bear poo, I knew it immediately. There was just something *different* about the smell. Outdoorsy. It was in the San Gabriel mountain foothills where my husband had his bee yard. He even saw the culprit and had to put up an electric fence.

miss Marple

Nope, no denunciation of Jim Rhodes, but hearty applause for the Canadian ambassador, who described Harper as a man who deals with real numbers and exercises leadership, which birth countries need. That was a veiled insult if I ever heard one.

rich@gmu

Looks like fun Janet.

Frau Dukaten

I *heart* Rocco even more today than yesterday.

Captain Hate

That racism kept me from realizing Jim was making the point I was subsequently doing. Racism; what can't it do?

pagar

"UPDATE: The shooter has been identified – Mohammad Pedro Whitaker."

"Police have not identified a motive."

But Sen Reid knows all about the motive of those at the Bundy ranch.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/kansas-city-highway-shooter-arrested-photo-and-video/

rich@gmu

McTurtle's primary challenger?

So many need replaced.

daddy

I'm prescient!

A moderate earthquake was recorded Friday morning in Alaska above the Arctic Circle, and was followed by an aftershock almost as powerful.

magnitude of 5.5,...The Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports in a release that the quake was felt in the hub community of Kotzebue and at the Red Dog Mine, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker?
Sounds like he used to work for James Watt.

rich@gmu

daddy-

did you feel it?

Frau Dukaten

"*my Jayne Cobb hat knit--lovingly-- by Frau"
FIFY, Janet.
Kaylee and Shepherd Book, oh my! I'll be in my bunk.

hit and run

I will denounce HHJJI correcting a typo at 6:15. For the record, corrections of typos at any point are frowned upon.

But I will maintain that the typo in the 6:23 is more important than an inadvertently omitted *it* that 6:15 was correcting.

hit and run

daddy - isn't it your theory that seismic activity is a result of JOMer birthdays?

I'm looking askance at rich.

Captain Hate

Per the Horde, Pelosi Galore was washing the feet of illegal Mexican immigrants in an episcopal church which indicates the Catholic church told her to hit the road with that ignorant stunt; which is just the regular level of insanity at the ECUSA. I hope she gets pinworms.

narciso

Continuing my rant, they preemptively accused climate change critics of Exxon financed denialism, because that was what they were doing, courtesy of Maurice Strong and Soros,

the Times went after any tool we had used to fight the cold war, including CIA contacts with paramilitary forces that didn't quite play by Queensbery rules, and they had a willing stooge in Torricelli and likeminded fools like Deutsch, who catered to every crazy notion, including Lurch's wild goose chase in Central America,

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

"UPDATE: The shooter has been identified – Mohammad Pedro Whitaker."

and the guy is black. What will the MFM do with HIM?!
Mohammad
Pedro
Whitaker
& he's black.

rich@gmu

thanks hit. not jumping around like Ren and Stimpy tonight.

rich@gmu

black Hispanic?

forget the story.

decisions, decisions.

Captain Hate

Speaking of Lurch, I was very upset that Miss Groves applied that moniker to Reese on Tuesday. Jim Caviezel literally has movie star looks unlike some goof who had mashed potatoes crammed into his lantern jaw at great cost to the ketchup widow.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Everybody knows whose astounding racism I was referencing. I denounce superfluous apostrophes.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Theyre nearly as irritating as unneeded commas hit at least in my opinion.

Tom Bowler

'Ahh, the old "reduction in growth" metric.'

Sort of like Krugman arguing how more stimulus and, "oh let's just say a modest 5 for multiplier," unemployment will be down, growth will be up, and the recession will be over.

daddy

Kruggie's fishwrap finally got around to mentioning the Nevada ranch story yesterday,

All Hat, Moonbat, no Cattle.

Dave,

I think the problem at the Times is that since they fired Reporter Jason Blair they just haven't had anyone as good who could sit at his desk and remote view hundreds of cattle up to thousands of miles away:

(In the March 27, 2003, piece "Relatives of Missing Soldiers Dread Hearing Worse News," Blair again pretended to be in West Virginia and plagiarized quotations from an Associated Press article. He claimed to have spoken to one relative who had no recollection of meeting Blair, said "tobacco fields and cattle pastures" were visible from Lynch's parents' house when they were not).

If we're waiting for reputable Cattle reporting in the NYTimes I think we'll be waiting till the Cows don't come home.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I took it as more of a reference to his large size and brooding demeanor than his looks, Cap.

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