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Danube on iPad

Where would JOM be without the NY Times?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Wait.. I thought every kid in Ct was 'above average'.

narciso

Where would Holmes be without Moriarty.

Threadkiller

Uh ohh, Limbaugh is making my point about the complicit doctors and their spineless contribution to the success of the manifestation of Obamacare.

Does anonamom have his date of birth in case he passes through her region and is in need of anesthesia?

He deserves the pain...

[/hyperbole]

NK(withnewsoftware)

DoT-- so TomM Trolls the NYT for Blog fodder? Who knew?!

Jack is Back

TM,

Reads the NYT's so we don't have to.

BTW, today, as an ex-subscriber, I was sent an email from the Times to take a survey on why I had left (7 years ago!!) and what they would have to do to get my custom back.

I told them in the comments that I have a guy in Connecticut who reads it every day and lets me know what stories need debunking and ridicule.

Beasts of England

Happy Sawgrass Thursday! Lots of big red numbers at The Players - the wind must be laying down...

Dublindave 2016

NBC News exchange that happened this morning between Luke Russert and House Speaker John Boehner.


RUSSERT: Speaker Boehner, four Americans died in Benghazi, should the NRCC fundraise off of your efforts in the Select committee?

BOEHNER: Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones, period.

RUSSERT: But should the NRCC, they are fundraising off it right now, is that the best thing to do?

BOEHNER: Our focus is getting the truth for these American families and for the American people.

RUSSERT: But the campaign committee which you are very involved in is fundraising off this, why is that happening?

BOEHNER: Our focus is getting the truth for the American people and these four families.

ROFLMAO..........the Benghazi cash cow truly is a sacred animal.

Coming up next:Benghazi board game 'Benghazi-land'....fun for all the family!!!!!!!

Dublindave 2016

Also don't forget your 'Benghazi-bracelets'....all the kids are wearing them and you wanna be cool for school,right?.

AND moms....'Benghazi slippers' are now available in multiple colors.....treat yourself after a long hard day!!!!!

Captain Hate

Thirty two percent of seniors are proficient in math? That means they're decertifying the teachers' union and refunding property taxes, right? Because the teachers say they're really really concerned about the children and if they mean what they say they'll have to take some lumps on such a pathetic result.

Beasts of England

The sad thing, DublinDave, is that for the fist few lines of your transcript, I assumed it was genuine. If the MSM news shows sink any lower, they'll be mimicking your dialogue sooner rather than later...

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

DD seems to think that Boehner's refusal to play Russert's game is a minus for the GOP. Concern trolling at its finest.

lyle

DipshitDavey has no problem with Dims fundraising off Newtown, I'm sure.

Rick B

"that if graduation rates have gone up (good!)"

In what universe is it "good" that objective standards have been reduced to allow inferior products to receive mill certification? The educational mill cert will drop in value as a result, just as has the BArrista credential.

We could save a ton of money by just printing BArrista credentials on the back of birth certificates. It would be a true Great Leap Forward towards the goal of perfect equality as well.

Jane

6.8 earthquake in Acapulco.

Jack is Back

What a Desperate Obama is Telling Rich Hollywood Pals These Days


In good times and bad, Obama is out there raking in the money for himself or the party or congressional campaign committees. You may recall, the day after the four Benghazi murders, he was fundraising in Vegas. The same day as the most recent Fort Hood shooting memorial service, he was fundraising in Houston.

And Wednesday after a quick survey of Arkansas tornado damage, Obama was fundraising.

In California, of all places. Obama doesn't even make a pretense of listening or speaking to real voters there. For the man who's presided over a steep jump in income inequality, the golden state is merely the nation's most populous ATM full of faithful, gullible rich folks.

Word is it's a little bit harder these days to sell out his events. So, they're held in backyard tents that can more easily be filled.

Jack is Back

Beasts,

We are mid 80's, clear as a bell and no wind. A mere zephyr, as Ben Wright would say:) Plus the greens are still soft from the heavy rains last week. Its a dart throwing contest.

Danube on iPad

Every time I get a solicitation from the Times that comes with a postage-paid return envelope, I mail it back empty. Just doing my part.

Just heard an NFL analyst predict that the Cowboys will take Manziel with the 16th pick.they'd better post an arson watch around the stadium.

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

Every time I get a solicitation from the Times that comes with a postage-paid return envelope, I mail it back empty. Just doing my part.

I do too with the AARP & the WaPo. That is a good ACTION that is easy to do.

lyle

What "analyst" would believe Manziel would last that long?

(Probably posted by someone last week) but the gag was now Cowboy fans were praying that Jerry Jones would say something racist.

With Al Davis shedding his mortal coil, Jerra has become my own personal most despised owner in the NFL. OK, that happen way before Davis expired.

centralcal

Cross posting - LOOKY HERE:

Kathleen McKinley ‏@KatMcKinley 14m

Sen. Schumer was at the WH the night of the Benghazi attack. How did we not know this before??? http://www.examiner.com/article/sen-schumer-emerges-as-surprise-key-player-benghazi-scandal

HE WAS THERE TILL LATE AT NIGHT.

Marlene

Today is VE Day.The reason I remember the date is because today would have been my late father-in-law's 86th birthday.

On topic.I really hate math. All the talk about Common Core brings back bad memories of New Math. Between 6th and 7th grades I changed school districts. The previous district still taught arithmetic,the new district New Math. I was lost. My Mom had a nun at the Catholic school tutor me so I could do math homework without crying.

NK(withnewsoftware)

CC-- well Obummer had a 60 minute call with Bibi that afternoon. Schumer was probably there as part of the make nice to the Israeli show Obummer put on. The election was only 8 weeks away.

Tsar Vlad is really effin' with s now. The Rooskie Navy in the English Channel. The Kirov Battlecruiser is waaay cool, kind of like a Kreigsmarine Bismark. Not much functionality though. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623480/The-Cold-War-really-IS-Russian-aircraft-carrier-group-Soviet-era-ships-escorted-English-Channel-state-art-Royal-Navy-destroyer.html

Marlene

ccal @ 2...he might of been part of the debate prep team.Didn't someone report that O was prepping for the debate?

lyle

Apropos of nothing, enjoy this column for nothing other than the clash of identity politics and the subtextual fact that progs are overwhelmingly white people:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/08/white-men-environmental-movement-leadership

James D.

JiB, did you see that Zero also got an award from Spielberg's Shoah Foundation as an "Ambassador to Humanity" while he was out there in LA and spoke about the Holocaust?

I truly do not understand how people who know their history (and at least with regard to Spielberg, I have to believe that he does know THAT particular history) can think that Zero, or anybody in his administration, care one bit about the Holocaust, or preventing a second one.

It's really depressing.

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

Yes, James...it is REALLY depressing.

Thanks for that link, cc!

Miss Marple

James D., I share your confusion about how Spielberg could think he gives any care at all about the Holocaust.

This is the part where I start thinking he has demonic powers.

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

An update - Gosnell Movie
A historic crowdfunding campaign for a movie about America's biggest serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up.

$2,002,365USD
raised of $2,100,000 goal
95%
5 days left

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gosnell-movie

NK(withnewsoftware)

Spielberg isn't giving anything... he's buying... access and influence in futuro.

Captain Hate

Wasn't Speilberg accused of airbrushing the palis in "Munich"? I ask because I didn't see it nor do I feel interested in doing so unless somebody can give me a compelling reason.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple, is it warm out your way today? It's around 85 here.

Rick B

"This is the part where I start thinking he has demonic powers."

The Repoman does not behave as if he believes President Obama to be any more than a charlatan with the brain and spine of a flatworm. I suppose progressive demons operate more like Tinkerbelle, requiring constant applause in order to continue to exist.

Putin just won't clap for BOzobelle.

Dave (in MA)
Zero also got an award from Spielberg's Shoah Foundation as an "Ambassador to Humanity"
Doesn't this mean that Obama's not part of "Humanity"? An ambassador to something is someone who doesn't belong to the group to which he's the ambassador.
James D.

Dave, I stand corrected. The award Spielberg gave Zero was a an "Ambassador OF humanity", not "TO humanity".

If you want to be appalled, here's a description of the event:

Host Conan O’Brien kicked off the Shoah Foundation event where President Obama was being honored with a few zingers. “Whoever Steven [Spielberg] suckered to tell jokes at this event is a true idiot,” he said in his opening remarks. The late-night host teased Obama about the traffic gridlock his visit caused. “You left Washington six hours ago, but I left Burbank seven hours ago.” But O’Brien got one of USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala - Showthe night’s biggest laughs when he mentioned Spielberg’s efforts to record Holocaust survivors and other victims of genocide. O’Brien said the filmmaker “was recording evidence of intolerance long before Donald Sterling’s girlfriend.” Obama was seen laughing at the remark. The TBS host also acknowledged the philanthropists and other humanitarians in the room before reminding everyone of the true nature of Hollywood. “I’m also told there are some people from CAA here, so that evens it out,” he said to a huge laugh. “They don’t represent me, so I don’t care.” He then introduced Bruce Springsteen, who played a couple of acoustic numbers including a haunting version of “Dancing In The Dark.” As he introduced Spielberg after the performance, O’Brien recalled a lunch they’d had when he first moved to LA in 2009 for what ended up being a short stint hosting The Tonight Show. “Steven took me on a tour of his awards,” he said. “It took 5 hours.”

Spielberg then took the podium. “Everywhere from Syria to southern Sudan, the world has yet to learn the lessons,” he said of genocide and war during his introduction of Obama.”This program exists because we know the future can be re-written.” Then he introduced the president, who gave a somber and heartfelt speech that ran about 15 minutes.

“Memory has become a sacred duty of all people of good will,” Obama said after accepting the Ambassador of Humanity Award from Spielberg. The president passionately praised genocide survivors in the packed ballroom as “inspirations of hope.” He also praised the foundation’s work capturing on video the survivors’ stories “Recording the memories that would be lost to time. … They turn never forget into never again.”

He later said, “It’s up to us to search our own hearts for those stories that have no place in our world.” The president asked the crowd to “erode” the destructive forces of anti-Semitism and other bigotry and injustice. “Drop by drop by drop … never forget, never again,” said Obama, who mention in closing the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the civil war in Syria.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/president-obama-fundraiser-hollywood-steven-spielberg-democrats/

Captain Hate

Rob Ford said he used to go to the Redskins training camp when he was a youth. No wonder he's on the pipe.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- WaPo, Politico, and several other Prog mouthpieces (DD too!) all attack the Benghazi hearings coming up. The Prog Flak is thick.... Gowdy must be over a very important Prog target.

Jane

CC- Schumer arrived at the same time as Panetta and left after everyone else.

The plot thickens! How fun.

NK(withnewsoftware)

JamesD-- that award text is indeed vomitous... just a bunch of the Progs felating each other.

James D.

I noticed, when looking at Zero's full remarks (at the link above), when he talks about anti-Semitism in the world today, he gives a general mention to "some foreign governments" but he only singles out two concrete instances:

In Ukraine, as Steven mentioned, we saw those disgusting pamphlets from masked men calling on Jews to register. And tragically, we saw a shooting here at home, in Overland Park in Kansas.

We really are living in the End Times, I think. I don't know how else to interpert what I see in the news every day...

centralcal

Yes, I saw that, Jane. As I said - it is interesting and curious.

fdcol63

Drudge headline says:

Susan Rice reassures Israel on Iran nuclear ambitions

No word yet on whether or not Bibi laughed in her face.

Danube of Thought

What "analyst" would believe Manziel would last that long?

John Clayton and Mike Mayock.

Clarice Feldman

David Burge (@iowahawkblog) tweet: "You know what's more persuasive with slave traders than hashtags and sad-face selfies? Marine snipers."

Clarice Feldman

Remember Spielberg means play mountain.

fdcol63

It's truly sad that we're now limited to conducting foreign policy and national defense through Twitter.

Captain Hate

Don't forget Lurch's comments on Israel which dwell on images str8 outta Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I love David Burge. Moochelle and effin' kerry's drive-by hashtag 'diplomacy' tweeta? Not so much.

Captain Hate

Are there comments disappearing? I posted this in the wrong thread, I guess:

I heard that Romo reported to Girl's training camp last season at 248. With the money that clown is pulling down and his playoff success rate, that is inexcusable.

Rick B

fdcol63,

We must never forget the awesome power of Twitter in freeing the Egyptian people from life under a military dictatorship. In fact, the entire success of the Clinton-Obama-Kerry foreign policy can largely be attributed to Twitter's enormous clout.

narciso

In that light, it's sad the Post fell for aMichelle, with the 'bring the girls home' scam, maybe if BH was hording transfats,

we know now they trained with AQIM, and were armed from Libyan stocks

lyle

248 lbs? Go for 300, Tony. If there's ever been a more over-rated, consistently choking QB, none readily comes to mind.

henry

Lyle, any recent QB for the Bears fits that description.

Dave (in MA)

Captain Hate @ 02:55 PM, I liked it when he claimed that he didn't have a drug problem, because he only smoked crack when he was drunk.

Murdoch

someone lance this carbuncle of narcissism, posthaste.

narciso

Of course, it was the Brotherhood that did the heavy lifting, in Egypt, Libya, in North Africa and the Levant generally,

fdcol63

Rick B, yeah. LOL

miss Marple

Yes, it is warm here, Captain Hate.

I just end potted a huge gardenia in a huge ceramic pot. Looks great!

Pro tip: put large pots where you want them before adding plant and soil.

Because I didn't do this, the Gardena is sitting in the middle of my patio until I can get my grandson to move it!

lyle

Good point, henry. Honestly, they're practically interchangeable.

In other news, this headline is on the front page of WSJ.com (no link to the article which is behind the paywall):

WSJ Survey: Economists See Growth Rebound
GDP Expanding at 3.3% Pace, Average Forecast Shows

With Q1 likely to be revised down, I find this almost laughable. 10TSY is 2.602 right now, the lowest on four months signalling slower growth.

lyle

"Interchangeable" meaning Romo/Cutler.

Captain Hate

Rupert's Gazette has really fallen into line with the recovery garbage. Major disappointment.

fdcol63

I imagine we'll also see media and Obama BLS reports of <5% unemployment before Nov.

Of course, they'll minimize reports of corresponding numbers of people giving up and falling out of the labor market.

But it's all roses in time for the mid-terms!

fdcol63

And if Millennials and blacks don't show up at the polls, the Dems will just have more dead people and illegal immigrants make up the shortfall.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Lyle-- the GS Squid yesterday projected a revision down to -0.6% GDP (Q1) growth (contraction) based on the Trade Deficit Deflator. Q2 3% growth? who knows? but it will be coming of NEGATIVE Q1. No growth happening.

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

A wonderful Sultan Knish - http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/an-open-letter-to-john-kerry/

Pagar...you'll really like it.

lyle

"GS Squid"? I like it!

narciso

Four years ago, they debated a facebook post by the Huntress, citing their own reporting on QE 2, an example of what Taranto would call, 'two papers in one'

NK(withnewsoftware)

GS = Vampire Squid, it lurks invisibly in the depths, then strikes mercilessly, and covers its trail with opaque ink.

lyle

Andrew Malcolm's droll touch:

Even worse approval of his economic performance. Overwhelming public dislike of ObamaCare. Its hollow numbers and soaring costs, with worse to come. Almost four people gave up on job-hunting last month for every one who got hired.

And new polls showing the GOP pulling ahead in popularity on the generic congressional ballot. But other than that, Obama is telling the truth again.

It's a long time until Nov. 4, of course -- 180 days to be precise. And Obama could still kill Osama bin Laden again. But since when does reality reign in the Obama administration?

Captain Hate

That Sultan Knish smackdown of Lurch is the best I've seen since Marty Peretz whaled on him after losing to GWB in 2004.

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

from the Knish link - "It’s not as if you had a good track record negotiating anything. Do you remember meeting Madame Binh in Paris? What about carrying Daniel Ortega’s peace offer after assuring everyone that he wasn’t a Communist? Right before he flew to Moscow. And let’s not gloss over your visit to Assad. Was that peace in the air or was it just the nerve gas?"

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

more - "You went to Paris to aid the Viet Cong. You went to Nicaragua to aid the FSLN terrorists. You went to Israel to aid the PLO. The USSR fell, but your old nostalgia for Communist guerrillas and killers hasn’t deserted you. It’s why you failed. And it’s why you’ll fail over and over again.

No matter what the PLO did, you blamed Israel. Just as no matter what the Viet Cong or the Sandinistas did, you blamed America."

NK(withnewsoftware)

Sultan is Da Man. Great smackdown of Effin' Kerry.

fdcol63

It's almost like Lurch isn't aware that his "friends" call him a "useful idiot" behind his back. LOL

Jack is Back

WSJ Survey: Economists See Growth Rebound
GDP Expanding at 3.3% Pace, Average Forecast Shows

Just in time to pump for Obama's 3rd term.

miss Marple

That truly is a masterful smack down.

Jack is Back

more like a useless idiot but either works for me.

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

Jame's 2:59 is a great observation.
Is there ANYONE in the MFM that notices those things?

lyle

Obligatory lyle response to anything about JEffingKerry:

I loathe the clown and, in a just world, he should have executed for treason 40 years ago. But in this effed up country he's effing SecState.

fdcol63

It's been Bizarro World since Nov. 2008.

narciso

well he's a a useful idiot for them, just like Harkin or Bonior,

miss Marple

Someone has reminded me that Obama was listed as having debate prep the night of Benghazi..

So, was John Kerry at the White House? He was the Romney stand-in.

Porchlight

Has it been confirmed by the WH that Obama was doing prep debate that night, or just a widely-held speculation? This is the first I've seen of it, I think.

Porchlight

Debate prep not prep debate. Don't know why I think I can get away with only one cup of coffee/day.

Sue

::sigh:: the cross I bear being a bleed blue and silver Cowboys fan.

Sue

Janet,

That was awesome. John Effin Kerry is probably looking for someone to take Sultan out.

miss Marple

Am on iPad and cannot link, but I will see where I read it, Porchlight.

lyle

Condolences, Sue.

Too many great lines in that Knish link but I really chuckled at this one:

You would have been better off turning over Teresa’s money to Bernie Madoff and going to Afghanistan to negotiate in person with the Taliban.

Yeah, just pop over in her G-5 with her in tow. Please.

MarkO

Of course the MSM notices these things. It is their job to keep such dismal information from the dwindling masses.

fdcol63

Miss Marple,

The transcript of the WH visitors log does not show Kerry in the WH on 09/11/2012, although it does show Schumer.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records

fdcol63

You have to download the ZIP of the CSV for 2012 and extract it.

lyle

Oh, and Sue? If you need any more consolation, DoT was retailing a rumor around these parts that The Blue and Silver were looking to draft Manziel. Thoughs?

centralcal

And people make fun of Trey Gowdy's hair?

fdcol63

cc, that's unfair. Penn was probably still in mourning for his pal Hugo. LOL

Porchlight

Gallup: Three in ten say they will vote to oppose Obama:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/168929/three-voters-say-vote-oppose-obama.aspx?version=print

Same as in 2010.

lyle

Why are they all teachers.

Insty links to this:

It's now 69 years sine the Nazi regime collapsed. Let's recall the blood lust and unfettered capitalism & the courage of those who fought it

http://davidthompson.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451675669e201a3fd03194d970b-pi

narciso

Not long ago, they were excused as the result of bad governance by Zaphod;

http://www.mediaite.com/online/why-did-kidnapping-girls-but-not-burning-boys-alive-wake-media-up-to-boko-haram/

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