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Jane

Not much else to say.

MarkO

Obama is lying.

GMax

JPOD is almost laughing at JFingK in this piece:

Kerry said something striking on Tuesday night: “I’m not going to get into the who, why, what, when, where, how of why we’re where we are today.”

Note he used the word “why” twice in this sentence, which is a dead giveaway that it’s the thing he really doesn’t want to get into. That’s because the answer is simple, and entirely devastating to his cause: The Palestinians don’t want a deal.

This is almost impossible for him and others like him to understand — in the same way that they find Vladimir Putin’s territorial grab in Crimea impossible to understand.

Kerry said with disbelief that Putin was acting like a 19th century man in a 21st century world, without grasping that Putin is trying to readjust the 21st century world to accommodate his 19th century vision of an expanding nationalist Russia.

Similarly, Kerry can’t grasp why Palestinian leaders would be utterly uninterested in making a deal with Israel that would give them a sovereign state. But it’s been clear for nearly 15 years that they have no interest in the burdens of statehood. They prefer outright war or cold war, and the continued immiseration and statelessness of the Palestinian people.

They don’t want to bear the responsibility for the conditions under which Palestinians live and the necessity of designing a conventional relationship between Palestine and its democratic neighbor on tedious but necessary issues like the use of water, natural resources, air space and maintaining border security.

That is why the new option of establishing a virtual Palestine — a state that exists only in the corridors of international institutions but not on the ground — is so alluring to them. It provides all the trappings of statehood and none of the obligations. It is the state granted by the Wizard of Oz, the equivalent of the diploma handed to the Scarecrow to provide him with external evidence of the brain he lacks.

There’s your “why.” Answers to the other questions Kerry refused to address — the who, what, when, where, and how of this disaster Kerry has visited upon himself — await a political satirist of the highest order.

narciso

Some patterns seem to recur;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/breaking-spc-ivan-lopez-only-quit-firing-took-his-life-after-being-confronted-by-armed-female-guard/

from the previous thread, Yanukovich is sorry for having brought Uncle Volodya into this, sort of.

Ranger

Via Hot Air this morning:

Gibbs predicts employer mandate will be killed

http://www.benefitspro.com/2014/04/02/gibbs-predicts-employer-mandate-will-be-killed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— A former longtime advisor to President Barack Obama predicted Wednesday that the employer mandate — a key piece of Obamacare — will not survive.

So, will Obamacare's popularity go up or down when people have a mandate, but "corporations" don't?

Captain Hate

Maybe I've been too rough on this Fallon guy.

narciso

I think she did the routine riffing on Shatner, when he had been put back in,

the media always find a reason to yell 'squirrel' when it comes to their issues.

NK(withnewsoftware)

CaptH-- Fallon is a ratings whore. He firmed up his hipster/youth eyeballs, now he's trying to expand into Leno's 'real people' viewers. I have no opinion of Fallon, but he is what he is-- ratings whore.

narciso

I've been dissapointed with Bibi over the last two prisoner exchanges, they just 'dialed to eleven' this time,

MaxB

My problem is that their are two Obamacares. There is the original fantasy Obamacare. That one was going to save the average family $2400 a year in premiums, lower the cost of all health care, improve the economy, reduce the budget, and have us all farting rainbows.

The other Obamacare is the one we got. That one will cost the treasury over $2 trillion and INCREASE premiums by more than $2400 for the average family, reduce the quality of healthcare while simultaneously reducing availability.

I agree that we should stop debating the original fantasy Obamacare. That has about as much merit as debating the fantasy "spontaneous" attack on our diplomats in Libya.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Austrian study finds vegetarians less healthy, lower quality of life than omnivores.
Not sure how they controlled for all the people who turn to vegetarianism only after they're diagnosed with something like cancer or allergies.
I'll ponder the q over a thick flat iron steak this evening.

narciso

I came across this little 'gem' to premiere on Easter Sunday

http://www.poptower.com/news-58421/salem-tv-show-wgn-america.htm

the star is a witch who did provoke the Witch Trials, but her husband died in the Indian Wars, that's why she sold her soul to the devil, I guess that's OK

NK(withnewsoftware)

MaxB-- why should we ever let the LIVs forget the lies that the Dems sold in 2009-2010? They promised unicorn farts and all we got was the farts. $2T of new debt to pay for churning individuals from their own chosen plan to ObummerCare by kicking 5.5M off of their plan by banning it, add 1-2M previously uninsured with subsidies, add 1M 23-26yo to the parents plans becasue the kids can't get jobs, add 2-3M to medical welfare (medicaid) and soon tens of millions will be kicked off group employer plans when the mandate kicks in (why do you think Bobby Gibbs says the employer mandate must go!-- it kills HildaBeast) all the while everyone else's premiums go up. We should never ever let the voters forget what Obummercare has done to them.

Account Deleted

Ranger,

Isn't Gibbs offering grooming tips for a Norwegian Blue? Nov. 5 is the date the first political casualty reports for the 404Care Progressive Plague will be issued but it just marks the end of the beginning. The contagion is going to run through 2016 and the flesh wounds of those not removed this November are going to take on a rather gangrenous tinge.

narciso

Fine, you're not interested, good luck with the unfriending, then;


http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014/04/chief_of_syrian_revolutionary.php

Gibbs has been the one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind, I have to admit,

hit and run

Ig:
Austrian study finds vegetarians less healthy, lower quality of life than omnivores.

Did the English version of the study included the phrase "wheeling and dealing"?

How was that expressed in the original Austrian?

hit and run

Gibbs is angling to be the next Stephanouoppoopulus (sp? sorry NK)

narciso

If they keep disabling tumblers on this puzzlebox, eventually Pinhead will not show,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Hit-- very good observation. Gibbs is desperate to be a HildaBeast crony and have all the associated access. He knows Obama/ObummerCare are death to the Clintonista Dems, he's trying to salvage something for that wing of the Dem Party... the white Lib professional Dems, which is his $$$ tree. He knows Obummer is trying to run them out of the Party.

hit and run

Gibbs will land at one of the Alphabets probably some time after this year's election and will be slated to moderate a 2016 presidential debate.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW Hit-- I have no idea how to spell Stepha--whosits

Ranger

Rick,

I think this is a trial balloon for how the progs will take removing the Employer Mandate. They know that if they go through with implementation, the cancelation letters will make last fall look like a picnic. But the progs are wedded to the employer mandate and making companies "do the right thing." They put themselves in this box, now they are seeing if they can talk their way out of it.

narciso

Very good find, clarice,

http://www.sharylattkisson.com/articles.html

of course it begs the question what is an intelligence agency good for,

It's Kang or Kodos, I don't see any appreciable difference between them.

MaxB

NK,
The features you mention are the result of the Obamacare we got, not the original fantasy Obamacare. I agree. That is the Obamacare we should be debating.

Jane

Here is my lastest foil hat theory. ValJar or Hill paid off the FT Hood guy to shoot the place up to take the spotlight off of Morrel's testimony.

And it worked.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ranger/RickB-- for me Gibbs/employer repeal is a symptom Dem war between the Obummer Progs and old white Lib Clintonistas for control of the Party. The Clintonistas are desperate to delay/suspend/kill the employer andate because it kills HildaBeast in'16.

narciso

Well no matter what Ed Klein said, I don't buy that line, what side is Podesta on, or Lew, they all become part of the Borg,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Of course both the Clintonista and the hardcore Progs are both enemies of freedom, both economic and political. But they are simultaneously competitors with each other. Personally I hope the Third World oriented Progs win the Dem Party; then we'll have clear choices between a conservative party and Prog Party. Look what that clarity has done in France.

MarkO

Fallon is immensely talented. He is more like my favorite Tonight Show host, Steve Allen, than Carson.

narciso

Of course, Hollandaise is still mostly clueless with their new economy minister,
the interior minister that replaced Valls,
they really don't learn new tricks,

narciso

Well he seems to be learning, that 'more selective' strategy doesn't pay the bills,

Dave (in MA)

Maybe next week Fallon can do a skit about getting audited.

lyle

This is the best part of Taranto's piece:

Obama's claim also gives the lie to the wishful notion that fatigue with the debate is a plus for ObamaCare and for the Democrat. If he really believed that, he'd want opponents to spend millions if not billions on ads keeping the debate going.
NK(withnewsoftware)

French Socialists are like the 19th Century Bourbons, I hope the USA Progs are just as clueless... of course the question is how much more damage they do before the voters kick them out.

Fallon-- maybe I'll watch him someday.

narciso

Well they spent close to a billion on the website, and at least another hundred million on the advertising since the site came on line, he's like Dr. Evil that way.

narciso

there are a few, like Le grenoille DSK who do have a clue, he allowed Total to expand when he was finance minister in the 90s, but it's kind of rare,

Danube on iPad

They have yet to say a single straightforward thing about this law. It is sickening to behold.

henry

What good does removing the employer mandate do? If all health plans must meet the ACA minimums, price increases will cause massive numbers of employers to drop their plans. Without grandfathering all employer plans at pre-ACA coverages DOOM is assured. The impact of ACA on premiums makes coverage unaffordable for the employers -- cancelling a mandate to penalize them for dropping insurance makes it more likely they will drop insurance. If this sets anything up for Hillary! it is a second bite at single payer (because the evil corporations put profits over health care).

narciso

hence the HellRaiser reference, of course they had to delay the mandate, Atkinson's short piece did much better then Milbank's blather on the subject,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry-- my guess is that what Gibb/Clintonistas want to do (pre-2016) is revoke the mandate and grandather all employer plans to minimize the effect on employer premiums and employers dumping insurance altogether. They hope they squeak by in '16, wait for the Repubs to screw up and lose the House/Senate again, then they vote in SP. That's just to guess though, I have a hard time thinking up evil Dem plans.

narciso

Well in practice, it doesn't work that way, the grandfathered plans become more expensive,
because that was the way was designed,

Account Deleted

"I have a hard time thinking up evil Dem plans."

That's cuz busting up the lifeboats to feed the boiler to run the pumps which aren't keeping up with the water flooding in indicates a certain lack of forethought. Ranger may be correct that Gibbs is just floating a trial lead balloon to test prog flatworm reaction but I go with Henry's snap analysis of probable employer reaction.

They're just drilling more holes in the bottom of the boat to let the water run out faster.

AliceH

Maybe it's just me, but I find lengthy bold comments harder to read than LENGTHY ALL CAPS COMMENTS.

lyle

For brain dead DuDa when he sleeps off his paint huffing binge:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2546689/

sbw

You know, there is no reason the Department of Justice has to be part of the Executive Branch. Only the Attorney General.

Rather than impeach Holder, Congress could just remove his department and have it report to Congress.

jimmyk

They don’t want to bear the responsibility for the conditions under which Palestinians live and the necessity of designing a conventional relationship between Palestine and its democratic neighbor

I think the bigger factor is that they don't want to recognize Israel, and therefore don't want established borders (other than borders that obliterate Israel, of course). Their goal is one state, not two.

lyle

They're going to keep up the beatings until you deniers confess to your though crimes:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/an-inconvenient-truth-producers-talking-692705

NK(withnewsoftware)

Hey don't look at me, i don't make up these Dem plans. I agree that suspending the employer mandate and grandfathered plans will not 'work' because I doubt the insurers will offer grandfathered plans, and many employers are sick of Obummercare and will bail on medical coverage anyway. But of course the Dems don't care about whether it 'works' just the votes in '14 and '16. This is just part of the 'fix it' meme. I continue to believe ObummerCare was a poisoned chalice for the Dems.

Captain Hate
narciso

Yes, but we've 'read his book' like Patton, it now looks sane compared to the 'Day after Tomorrow' which was based on an Art Bell novella,

Yes, 'they chose poorly' and they are going to end up like Julian Glover's character in Last Crusade,

NK(withnewsoftware)

From Lyle's link, the laurie david creature says:

"Environmental activist Laurie David also believes a sequel should be on the agenda. "God, do we need one," she says. "Everything in that movie has come to pass. At the time we did the movie, there was Hurricane Katrina; now we have extreme weather events every other week. The update has to be incredible and shocking."

What a disgusting lying (insert incredibly vulgar 'C' word here) she is.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Everything in that movie has come to pass.--

Except the, umm, warming.

lyle

Except the, umm, warming.

Report to the nearest commisar for re-education camp, denier!

Jane

Rather than impeach Holder, Congress could just remove his department and have it report to Congress.

Love it. Send that idea to Cruz.

lyle

So you think preznit MomJeans is basically a pussy? I know I did...until ValRodent released these photos:

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/manly-obama-pictures-released-to-counter-shirtless-putin-t13695.html

narciso

Full neuralization required on the last of those pics.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The only thing that stops The Dems from running those Obummer photoshops or shipping us the re-edu camps is that they can't get away with it...yet.

lyle

I HIGHLY encourage you to hit that last link and definitely scroll down for the comments.

hit and run

AliceH:
Maybe it's just me, but I find lengthy bold comments harder to read than LENGTHY ALL CAPS COMMENTS.

Flashback...Flashback...Flashback...Flashback...Flashback...

Posted by: AliceH | August 11, 2012 at 06:59 PM

Posted by: hit and run | August 11, 2012 at 07:31 PM

Posted by: AliceH | August 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM

Frau Edith Steingehirn

How was that expressed in the original Austrian?"

Pfui Teifi!

Old Lurker

If Jane and MarkO had reversed their opening posts above, we have have the absolute truth.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

The People's Cube is the work of genius.
He should be the head ad guy at the RNC.
Perhaps in an alternate universe; certainly not this one.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Pfui Teifi!

My MIL's favorite expression of disapproval. She and my FIL had both parents who were born in Germany.

centralcal

I agree about the bold and the italics - both should be used for brief quotes and/or emphasis only, but alas many of our commenters use their own "style guides," which adds to their uniqueness (it also helps one identify them immediately).

I prefer to use block quotes via the Firefox toolbar for long quotations, because it is so simple to do.

And, to quote Jane from Hit's links above: We don't need more stinkin' rules. So, there ya go! lol.

lyle

What about the capricious use of commas? Huh?

MarkO

I have no idea how to bold or italicize. But, CAPS, now you're talking.

lyle

We call that The Gus Didacticism, MarkO.

Dave (in MA)

This is how you <b>bold</b>, this is how you <i>italicize</i>.

sbw

Jane, I sent it to Cruz. Needed my address.

Now I'll get political solicitations from even more people. And surveys, don’t forget the "surveys." :-(

MarkO

Only approved use is DOOM or any derivation thereof.

narciso

True, although Der Untergang, for those insufficiently morose,

Jane

Good job SBW. They are deciding today whether to hold Lois Lerner in contempt.

Jane

Apparently today's "decision" is to decide whether to vote on holding her in contempt.

Only in Washington!

Frau Pfui Deuvel!

Thank you,lyle, for the PC link. I was starting to feel DOOMED and head for a prophylactic mental health showing of "The Grand Budapest Hotel." If it weren't for JOM, People's Cube, Mark Steyn, James Lileks and Iowahawk, I could turn from a happy woman-of-a-certain-age into a foaming at the mouth old harpy.
(btw - the correct c-word for Laurie David is communist. Nothing worse than that.)

Frau Pfui Deuvel!

MarkO - are you saying CAPS make the man?

Threadkiller

Speaking of bold:

Congressman Cory Gardner Hires Private Investigator To Look Into Obama ID Fraud

http://youtu.be/aW9bgKeDcGM

http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/04/report-rep-cory-gardner-hires-private.html?m=1

With a nice little trashing of O'Reilly?

Bold and fresh...

Frau Pfui Deuvel!

narciso, don't discount the Weltuntergang which will also be awesome.

narciso

Good point, Frau I didn't think of that, Rove's insight, today is not let the Democrats define us first, really I did not know that.

Threadkiller

Holy shit! Look at Obama and mooch!

The Worst Family.

GMax

the IRS blinks on regulating 501 C (4) entities due to an avalanche of comments:

During the comment period, which ended in February, we received more than 150,000 comments. That’s a record for an IRS rulemaking comment period. In fact, if you take all the comments on all Treasury and IRS draft proposals over the last seven years and double that number, you come close to the number of comments we are now beginning to review and analyze.

It’s going to take us a while to sort through all those comments, hold a public hearing, possibly repropose a draft regulation and get more public comments. This means that it is unlikely we will be able to complete this process before the end of the year.


Threadkiller

This act might make it to the 15sec mark at The Apollo. No further.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

That is very good news, GMax

Threadkiller

I was referring to the FOX NEWS ALERT!!!!! that interrupted Gretchen's lousy primer to Shemp's tirade hour. FWIW.

Carol Herman

Bush didn't understand it, either. Because he let Condi run his "show." And, all Bush and Condi wanted was Israel to "move" back to it's 1948 lines. With a mile here or there.

This is what the palestinians still believe will happen! The UN will keep kicking Israel. And, on board are all the European countries. Plus some American anti-Semites. Including pieces of our military. And, the entire state department.

When will the US get out of the UN?

Diplomatic pants dancing is a career for many academics. Like journalism. It smells bad.

Threadkiller

First Lady: "I'm gonna turn dis over to dis guy over here who happens to be my husband but more importantly he duh President."

[applause]
[laughter]

The Prez: "Uh, Uh, I'd like to, uh, point out that, uh, it is more important that I am, uh, her husband."

[cricket]

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

That soldier was on Ambien...that's what ol' Kerry Kennedy was on when she crashed her car too(a couple of times).

narciso

Yes, but she had to save the people of Uganda or something,

Threadkiller

The YouTube above had a link issue.

http://youtu.be/aW9bgKeDcGM

Threadkiller

Ambien?

Wasn't the unarmed lady the DC cops gunned down for having made an illegal u-turn accused of being on Ambien?

Threadkiller

Shemp proclaims, again, that this is just a case of a trucker gone crazy. No terrorism! He is very clear that the facts support his claim.

Up next? Shemp says they are confused over the type of weapon used.

*sigh*

anonamom

Dave--thanks! I'd figured out how to turn on the italics, but not turn them off. Now I can refer to previous posts using the proper JOM style guidelines.

Threadkiller

Correction. Shemp is confused over where the gun was purchased.

Facts...

anonamom

Re: Ambien.
A recent study shows that people sleep an average of 11 minutes more when taking Ambien than when they don't.

What it does is cause amnesia--like the Versed people get for sedation for colonoscopies--so they THINK they sleep better, because they just do not remember their "wake ups' during the night.

Let's talk about the real problem at Ft. Hood--they can't carry.

Account Deleted

"I'd figured out how to turn on the italics, but not turn them off."

anonamom,

That's definitely not a JOM first.

narciso

that conclusion, is 'unhelpful' you can't have unhinged hysteria, with that view,

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