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Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

While Mr. Obama spends a lot of time on the Ukraine crisis, it does not seem to absorb him. Speaking privately with visitors, he is more likely to bring up topics like health care and the Republicans in Congress than Mr. Putin. Ukraine, he tells people, is not a major concern for most Americans, who are focused on the economy and other issues closer to home.

Another Fox Butterfield moment.

narciso

He was doing Galifanakis's stupid show, when the Crimean crisis broke out, previously the sanctions were so weak, that Rogovin, mocked him, now he sends the Solon to reassure the Ukrainians,

daddy

TM,

There is an error in your linked NYTimes story. It tells us that throughout the various agencies of the Administration there are differing opinions about what the Administration should do to deal with Russia. This is false.

Chuck Todd on MTP just made it clear that everybody everywhere is completely onboard with Obama's Policy decisions. They only differ in how tough the President ought to talk.

narciso

Well it wouldn't be the first time, Chuck Todd got it wrong;

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/obamas-middle-eastern-manhood-problem/

Baker puts forth the new Ambassador to Russia,
as one of the 'new thinkers', facts not in evidence

narciso

they are clearly practicing provocation,

http://www.interpretermag.com/category/blog/

as they did in the spring of 2008, with Georgia,

narciso

Well the consequences are rather clear;


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/04/20/the-geneva-accord-on-ukraine-is-a-tactical-victory-for-russia/#comments

the Russian Ambassador, seems to selling a poor premise, well.


reliapundit

barry is one of vlad's assets. as is snowden.

Danube on iPad

"...he will never have a constructive relationship with Mr. Putin, aides said..."

As Henry Kissinger would say, nations and heads of state do not have friends. They have interests.

Frau Osterei

It's worked so far--
A man and his plan: "Kick the can."

NKonIPad

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy Easter.

Tom M seems to have had his fill with Obummer. Haven 't we all.

Neo

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness.”

LUN

Neo

Hey, Recovery Summer V is just around the corner

Frau Osterei

Apartment Age magazine--front cover:

Fair Housing
Equality for All
A Nation of Renters

Remember when Barney Frank revised his American dream and said not everyone needed to own a home?

NKonIPad

For all the comments we post here, Obummer is worse than what we say about him.

Beasts of England

For all the comments we post here, Obummer is worse than what we say about him.

I'll try harder.

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NK,

He has no cards. The Repoman did not care for the way the IMF acted as BK referee for Cyprus and will not accept a secondary position for the Ukraine BK. BOzo can't even get the Fascist controlled Senate to pump up the IMF. The Repoman doesn't care if Eudaemonic Unicorn Utopia is revealed as an asinine fantasy run by incompetent buffoons for the sole benefit of a kleptocracy composed of fourth rate oligarchs.

Frau Osterei

(Lord)Palmerston said "England has no eternal friends, England has no perpetual enemies, England has only eternal and perpetual interests"

George Washington supposedly said almost the same thing as did Charles DeGaulle.

NKonIPad

BoE-- heh.

But my point is that Obummer doesn't understand any of this. He gets rudimentary points, like delaying Keystone hurts producers and refiners and helps Warren B, and ObummerCare pumps tens of billions/year into medicaid and that makes SEIU happy. But how the world works? He doesn't have clue, as long as he has power he s good with everything. He really is like Otto in Fish Called Wanda, but a nasty vicious Otto.

bori

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!

Trying to catch-up.

Clarice, great and insightful pieces today.

TM, in other words Obama can't won't do anything about Putin, Assad or anyone else. He will pay lip service to them and hope for the best.

NKonIPad

Disraeli as well, no?

Beasts of England

Agreed, NK. A dilettante in every subject except race. If he were wreaking his havoc on another country, it would almost be funny. I hope a very strong message in November will blunt his pen and his phone, but it will be a painful few years.

narciso

Interesting in light of this particular circumstance;

In May 1853 the Russians threatened to invade the principalities Wallachia and Moldavia unless the Ottoman Sultan surrendered to their demands. Palmerston argued for immediate decisive action; the Royal Navy should be sent to the Dardanelles to assist the Turkish navy and that Britain should inform Russia of her intention to go to war with her if she invaded the principalities. However, Aberdeen objected to all of Palmerston's proposals. After prolonged arguments, a reluctant Aberdeen agreed to send a fleet to the Dardanelles but objected to his other proposals. The Russian Tsar was annoyed by Britain's actions but it was not enough to deter him. When the British fleet arrived at the Dardanelles the weather was rough so the fleet took refuge in the outer waters of the straits. The Russians argued that this was a violation of the Straits Convention of 1841 and therefore invaded the two principalities. Palmerston thought that this was the result of British weakness and thought that if Russia had been told that if they invaded the principalities the British and French fleets would enter the Bosphorus or the Black Sea, she would have been deterred.[55] In Cabinet, Palmerston argued for a vigorous prosecution of the war against Russia by Britain but Aberdeen objected, as he wanted peace. Public opinion was on the side of the Turks and with Aberdeen becoming steadily unpopular, Lord Dudley Stuart in February 1854 noted, "Wherever I go, I have heard but one opinion on the subject, and that one opinion has been pronounced in a single word, or in a single name - Palmerston."[56]

Subsequently, he was offered Secretary of State for war, bur did not take it, apres le deluge;

NKonIPad

BoE-- i was thinking about this in the ride home from Easter dinner going over all the things i wanted to tell my Political class S-I-L. She s a pissant suburban town board of ed pres, but the political classers all think the same arrogant way. The fact that the arrogant Left political class (in blue hells) will end in bankruptcy and disaster is beyond question, the only question is how much damage willnthey cause before bankruptcy ends their petty tyrannies.

narciso

So in Palmerston's view, one might not have needed to fight the Crimean War, had the Brits not sent stronger signals, a lesson from more than a 150 years ago,

Captain Hate

Nytol

Frau Osterei

daddy, "Choc and Awe": Steyn returns with an Easter story about how he avoided having Kinder eggs confiscated by the border agents.
LUN

Carol Herman

I'd bet a good majority of Americans aren't interested in going to war over the Ukraine. And, if the Europeans figure out Americans "would rather stay home," then, maybe, the Brits. The French. And, the germans will have to step up to the plate themselves?

Plus, if the "other choice" is inflation most Americans don't want that, either.

And, "if" obama was so hated ... how come republicans aren't seeing a flood of new customers?

You think boehner's liked more than obama?

Danube on iPad

I say: the damage Obama has done, and will cotinue to do in the next three years, to American influence in world affairs cannot and will not ever be reversed.

As many have said all along, that has always been his purpose. I certainly can't say I disagree. But I feel very certain that neither he nor any of the featherweight nincompoops he has assembled to advise him have ever given a thought - let alone an informed and analytical thought - to what will supplant that influence.

I can say with supreme confidence that it will not be pleasant.

rich@gmu

>>>Chuck Todd on MTP just made it clear that everybody everywhere is completely onboard with Obama's Policy decisions. They only differ in how tough the President ought to talk.

Posted by: daddy | April 20, 2014 at 09:21 PM<<<


get the can of starch out. those creases don't just show up out of no where.

rich@gmu

good morning jom.

I've had too much to drink this evening and think i'll head over to my other haunt.

jukebox has becoming x on ... don't complain.

rich@gmu

>>>I can say with supreme confidence that it will not be pleasant.

Posted by: Danube on iPad | April 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM<<<

indeed, and well stated.

Dublindave 2016

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rich@gmu

>>>Hey, Recovery Summer V is just around the corner

Posted by: Neo | April 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM<<<

maybe my funployment will be over so I can enjoy it.

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rich@gmu

fuck yeah, dd, keep fucking that chicken.

hit and run

I found the "on" switch.

Don't worry, Electronic Medical Records will solve it all.

8 million patients, and seven doctors.

Don't worry, Electronic Medical Records will solve it all.

8 million patients, and seven doctors.

Clarice Feldman

Good morning, JOM!

Clarice Feldman

Good morning, JOM!

Jane

Isn't Typepad grand?

Cecil Turner

I'm trying to figure out why 8 million more mouths on the government teat is supposed to be a success story. (Though I guess I can see why Democrats would think it was.)

Cecil Turner

I'm trying to figure out why 8 million more mouths on the government teat is supposed to be a success story. (Though I guess I can see why Democrats would think it was.)

pagar

IMO, Everything the entire Obama regime and all the leftist propaganda spreaders say is filtered thru Media Matters.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/exposed-far-left-soros-funded-media-matters-helped-produce-cbs-news-reports/#disqus_thread

pagar

IMO, Everything the entire Obama regime and all the leftist propaganda spreaders say is filtered thru Media Matters.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/exposed-far-left-soros-funded-media-matters-helped-produce-cbs-news-reports/#disqus_thread

Account Deleted

"Isn't Typepad grand?"

If you like Typhuspad - be sure and try cholera!!

Account Deleted

"Isn't Typepad grand?"

If you like Typhuspad - be sure and try cholera!!

rse

Good morning all.

Will we manage to stay online today?

rse

Good morning all.

Will we manage to stay online today?

Marlene

Good Morning! Happy Patriots Day Jane. Mass.and Maine are the two states that observe Patriot's Day. The coverage of the marathon is wall to wall. The Portland station sent at least three reporters.

pagar

IMO, Everything the entire Obama regime and all the leftist propaganda spreaders say is filtered thru Media Matters.

See CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s speculation.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Fear not CecilT-- there are no where near that many, the worst hit on the TPs is the extra Medicaid welfare for SEIU hospital workers and immigrant Drs. who 'see' 15 patients/hr 42 hrs/day..

NK(withnewsoftware)

Fear not CecilT-- there are no where near that many, the worst hit on the TPs is the extra Medicaid welfare for SEIU hospital workers and immigrant Drs. who 'see' 15 patients/hr 42 hrs/day..

henry

Typhuspad seems twice as good for some reason.

henry

Typhuspad seems twice as good for some reason.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Typhus has gone NUTZ again. Must have been DD.

pagar

Don't think it can be said too often but I was getting some crazy Typepad msg that led me to believe they weren't accepting the link.

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Cecil,

Don't worry, it looks like less than half that amount. My bet is the "last minute signup surge" was a Maidan/Tahrir flash mob, tweeted into momentary existence, with the life expectancy of a fruit fly.

MarkO

Obama's just not that smart and he's a liar.

MarkO

Obama's just not that smart and he's a liar.

MarkO

Obama's just not that smart and he's a liar.

NK(withnewsoftware)

My personal guess: 4+Million ExchangeCare PAID customers for '14 (almost all on subsidy, and the young ones have preexisting conditions, so DEATH SPIRAL here we come) and 3+M Medicaid welfare benficiaries, so Obummer will say 'that's what I meant about '8 million'. Of course 5+M lost individual policies because of ObummerCare so we'll have fewer people on private insurance than in '13 pre-ObummerCare. That's quite a trick, ObummerCare gives subsidies and excuses prior conditions without risk assessment, and STILL we wind up with fewer peope with insurance. BRILLIANT!

Marlene

I must be doing something wrong,my 9:41 didn't double post. I searched both Boston papers,because evidently Auntie Zeituni's funeral was held yesterday. *crickets* Raila Odinga posted pictures on Twitter. I know nothing about posting links from Twitter accounts. Did Obama ever acknowledge his beloved Auntie's death?

MarkO

Obama's just not that smart, and he's a liar.

Maybe Auntie Zeituni is not his aunt.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, maybe he doesn't know about her because he hasn't read that far into "his" "autobiography" yet.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, maybe he doesn't know about her because he hasn't read that far into "his" "autobiography" yet.

matt

It will be very hard to isolate Russia when China, Iran, The Bundesrepublik of Mercedes Benz and the EU are all vital trading partners.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, maybe he doesn't know about her because he hasn't read that far into "his" "autobiography" yet.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, maybe he doesn't know about her because he hasn't read that far into "his" "autobiography" yet.

Dave (in MA)

TP really bites the wax tadpole lately.

Miss Marple

Good morning, all!

I see we are finally back on line. Figured I better post before JOM disappears again. It's sort of like Brigadoon.

MarkO, No one ever seems to remark about Obama's lack of family feeling for his African relatives. I consider it telling, as either he is a fraud and they aren't his relatives, or he is a psychopath and they are but he is totally uncaring for them.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Happy Patriots Day to our Bay State friends.

NK(withnewsoftware)

MissM-- I vote your second option.

Clarice Feldman

Well Soros sure was getting a nice return on his Media Matters investment.

pagar

Don't think it can be said too often but I was getting some crazy Typepad msg that led me to believe they weren't accepting the link.

rse

I noticed this morning that Tom Steyer's brother, Jim's media company, is the link pushing a great deal of gaming in the classroom, especially to teach empathy and social skills.

Just a huge amount of very personal data gathering. Just need to elect politicians that let the oligarchs play.

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

Did Obama ever acknowledge his beloved Auntie's death?

from Obama's Easter address 4-19-2014

"To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission."...except if your name is Zeituni.
But then again, he didn't say to remember that "I am my aunt's keeper".

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

Did Obama ever acknowledge his beloved Auntie's death?

from Obama's Easter address 4-19-2014

"To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission."...except if your name is Zeituni.
But then again, he didn't say to remember that "I am my aunt's keeper".

Miss Marple

NK, I sort of think that second opinion is right. He knows well enough he is supposed to act like he cares about his wife and daughters, but really, he isn't with them that much anymore and he always seems detached when he is.

His relationship with Michelle seems to be mostly snarky put downs from both sides. His off time is spent on the golf course, not doing things with his family.

Acting like he cares about relatives further afield is too much work. Also, I believe he manipulates people within the White House to get them to do his dirty work and to set them at each others' throats, simply for entertainment.

Miss Marple

NK, I sort of think that second opinion is right. He knows well enough he is supposed to act like he cares about his wife and daughters, but really, he isn't with them that much anymore and he always seems detached when he is.

His relationship with Michelle seems to be mostly snarky put downs from both sides. His off time is spent on the golf course, not doing things with his family.

Acting like he cares about relatives further afield is too much work. Also, I believe he manipulates people within the White House to get them to do his dirty work and to set them at each others' throats, simply for entertainment.

Bori

Good morning to everyone! Some interesting news from unexpected quarters.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fracking-foes-cringe-unions-back-drilling-boom-23399494

I guess the unions are figuring out that fighting the SkyDragon without a job is suicide. Wait till they figure out about immigration.

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

Did Obama ever acknowledge his beloved Auntie's death?

from Obama's Easter address 4-19-2014

"To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission."...except if your name is Zeituni.
But then again, he didn't say to remember that "I am my aunt's keeper".

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

--Did Obama ever acknowledge his beloved Auntie's death?--

from Obama's Easter address 4-19-2014

"To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission."...except if your name is Zeituni.
But then again, he didn't say to remember that "I am my aunt's keeper".

Jack is Back

TypePad has become a regular echo chamber after its DDOS fix.

maryrose

Dave in MA:
"Really bites the wax tadpole!" I love that expression.
Jane : I am thinking of all of you in Massachusetts today.
I think the most ironic thing about the ACA is that it doesn't matter what numbers they quote. Sibelius denied she said 7million then stated it and then Obama lied anbout it and then doubled down with 8 million. It;s not affordable , fewer people other than Medicaid are covered and in Georgia, only half have paid a premium. This is not success by any means. of evaluation.

maryrose

Dave in MA:
"Really bites the wax tadpole!" I love that expression.
Jane : I am thinking of all of you in Massachusetts today.
I think the most ironic thing about the ACA is that it doesn't matter what numbers they quote. Sibelius denied she said 7million then stated it and then Obama lied anbout it and then doubled down with 8 million. It;s not affordable , fewer people other than Medicaid are covered and in Georgia, only half have paid a premium. This is not success by any means. of evaluation.

Miss Marple

NK, I sort of think that second opinion is right. He knows well enough he is supposed to act like he cares about his wife and daughters, but really, he isn't with them that much anymore and he always seems detached when he is.

His relationship with Michelle seems to be mostly snarky put downs from both sides. His off time is spent on the golf course, not doing things with his family.

Acting like he cares about relatives further afield is too much work. Also, I believe he manipulates people within the White House to get them to do his dirty work and to set them at each others' throats, simply for entertainment.

Jack is Back

TypePad has become a regular echo chamber after its DDOS fix.

maryrose

Dave in MA:
"Really bites the wax tadpole!" I love that expression.
Jane : I am thinking of all of you in Massachusetts today.
I think the most ironic thing about the ACA is that it doesn't matter what numbers they quote. Sibelius denied she said 7million then stated it and then Obama lied anbout it and then doubled down with 8 million. It;s not affordable , fewer people other than Medicaid are covered and in Georgia, only half have paid a premium. This is not success by any means. of evaluation.Typepad is giving me a hard time.

Miss Marple


Now getting an error reading when I try to post.

If a long post shows up multiple times, it is because I have tried to post multiple times.

NK(withnewsoftware)

MissM-- I vote your second option.

maryrose

Dave in MA:
"Really bites the wax tadpole!" I love that expression.
Jane : I am thinking of all of you in Massachusetts today.
I think the most ironic thing about the ACA is that it doesn't matter what numbers they quote. Sibelius denied she said 7million then stated it and then Obama lied anbout it and then doubled down with 8 million. It;s not affordable , fewer people other than Medicaid are covered and in Georgia, only half have paid a premium. This is not success by any means. of evaluation.Typepad is giving me a hard time.

maryrose

Dave in MA:
"Really bites the wax tadpole!" I love that expression.
Jane : I am thinking of all of you in Massachusetts today.
I think the most ironic thing about the ACA is that it doesn't matter what numbers they quote. Sibelius denied she said 7million then stated it and then Obama lied anbout it and then doubled down with 8 million. It;s not affordable , fewer people other than Medicaid are covered and in Georgia, only half have paid a premium. This is not success by any means. of evaluation.Typepad is giving me a hard time.

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