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MarkO

Iran will have the Bomb. Obama's policy has been containment from the outset. This will bring incalculable instability to the region and pose the possibility of world damage that far exceeds the wildest predictions of the Global Warming crowd.

hit and run

This calls for a hashtag.

#UnclenchYourFist

Miss Marple

Obama will accept a bad deal and then tell everyone it's a good deal, aided and abetted by his enablers in the press and his staff on Twitter.

I can see it now:

#ItsAGoodDeal

#PeaceInOurTime

#MullahsAreOurFriends

#SuckItBibi

NK(withnewsoftware)

MarkO-- the Mullahs HAVE the bomb, they just have not assembled one and detonated it yet. Why do you think the Saudis have been so pals with the Israelis and Egyptian military this past year.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Obummer Sez: DON'T CALL MY BLUFF!!

Threadkiller

#sand

Porchlight

Bringing over the Hillary conversation from the last thread - I did a cursory Google image search using the date range Jan 2013-today and though it's hard to tell because all the shots are close-ups (probably for a reason), it looks like Hillary is seated in most of them.

Rove should get someone on this - I bet you anything she is no longer standing up in public appearances unless it is absolutely necessary. But again, photos make it hard to tell because they are closeups of just her face.

There is also supposedly a recent deplaning video where she is holding onto the rail of the staircase for dear life. I saw it mentioned but not linked in the comments at HotAir - I haven't been able to find it yet.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Porch-- here are some photos of Hillary strolling with Billy C in Oxford UK last week. She looks like crap, but she's mobile:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2624643/Bill-Hillary-Clinton-spotted-relaxed-stroll-near-Oxford-University-private-visit-former-President-stopped-photo-cow-near-road-smartphone.html

Porchlight

I would imagine she's mobile, but maybe tires easily, NK. But I would love see the riders for the various public appearances. They always seem to be interview style - i.e. seated.

She was standing for at least part of the appearance when she got the shoe chucked at her.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Agreed -- Hillary '16 would be a "Weekend at Bernies" deal, where she's propped up and scootered around. She is feeble, the head trauma has affected her. Did she suffer a serious stroke, and fell as a result?

Extraneus


.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ewwwwww... c'mon Ex, warnings about stuff like that.

centralcal

I have worn lenses (contacts when younger, glasses now) since I was 16 (myopic, alas) and there is something strange about the close up of that lens.

narciso

Did she blackout when she failed to list BH, 'snap out of it' there were a few cursory strikes against AQIM, and none against A a S (Libya)

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/05/treasury_department_1.php#comments

NK(withnewsoftware)

There were published stories about the HildaGlasses. Fresnel lenses were needed after her... ah.. episode to treat 'double vision': http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/25/hillary-clinton-wearing-special-glasses-to-treat-double-vision/

Porchlight
NK(withnewsoftware)

Correct Porch-- that WaPo story is a confession. The 'blot clot' to which the neurologists refer is in the brain, NOT her eye. She had neurological trauma, not an ey injury. A stroke? Family history is there.

narciso

having lost the best asset in the organization, probably leads there,


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/15/hunting-al-qaeda-america-s-epic-yemen-fail.html

of course, Bodine who stood by during the Anfal, and blocked John O'Neil's investigation into the USS Cole, is perhaps not the best source to rely on,

centralcal

Thanks Porch and NK for the lens info. Interesting that she would wear them in public. I know, she was required to testify during that time - but being seen and photographed in them had to grate on her.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I don't think she had a choice, she probably couldn't function with the double/blurry vision. Her neurological condition didn't stop her from remembering her "what difference does it make" line. Stroke or no, she can always tell that lie.

matt

"Tell us a lie, You're Pianolegs,
Tell us a lie tonight
For we're all in the mood for mendacity
and everyone's feelin' alright!"

We are negotiating with a regime in Iran that is Syria's largest supporter and use Hezbollah as its proxy against Israel.

They are allied with Russia and Venezuela and China against us and have continued their nuclear program.

In the past month there have been two major and unexplained explosions at military sites.

Our government is willfully clueless.

lyle

#sand

Effing brilliant, TK.

James D.

Our government is willfully clueless.

I wish they WERE willfully clueless. It seems more likely that our government (or at least the person who's currently Chief Executive of it, and the people around him) is actively on Ian's side.

James D.

...Iran's side

NK(withnewsoftware)

Obummer is allied with the Mullahs and the MB; all of his actions and nonactions, demonstrate that. Why? To what end?

lyle

In other news, recovery summer might be somewhat strikingly muted judging by the action in the bond markets.

Riddle me this? Does the fact that investors are still lining up in droves to by a 10TSY with a yield of 2.49% (lowest this year, iirc) mark the signal of an improving economy? Then just wait until we see Q1 GDP revised into negative territory.

The MFM spin will be ferocious.

Miss Marple

lyle,

It will be because of the terrible cold winter, caused, of course, by global warming.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Lyle- $4+ gas, $6/lbs hamburger and Inurance Premium increases this RECOVERY SUMMER. I think a recession started during the 2Q. It will be a mild GDP recession, with relatively few job losses. That's the one good thing about no jobs added during a 5 year recovery, no jobs to cut in the following recession. What a lousy world Obummer/Bernanke/Yellen have created.

Rick B

Lyle,

Births are down, household formation is down, new business formation is down, housing is moribund, CAT sales are down, Deere sales are down, Walmart sales are down - but Q2 is gonna be a barn burner.

Unless we're all smothered by the DC/Wall Street horse shit, of course.

jimmyk

If the "alternatives are war or a nuclear-armed Iran", then the alternative is a nuclear-armed Iran.

And if Israel decides to take matters into its own hands? I'm not sure what Israel is capable of doing, but I would not rule out some kind of effort (covert or overt) on their part. The moral being that appeasement makes war more, not less, likely. You might think even Democrats could have figure that out.

jimmyk

I think Q2 may well be better than Q1, only because Q1 was so bad. And Yellen will continue to provide CPR to keep the patient alive, or something resembling that. But I don't see it ending well.

Old Lurker

Rick, Arlington County today increased the RE Taxes on one of my centers 18% and the other by 25%. Somebody has to pay for Janet's streetcar I guess.

The thing is, the county thinks they are just taxing rich property owners, but every retail lease in the world simply passes these taxes in full onto the tenants. So those $6 hamburgers won't last long after I send these notices out.

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

#sand

Effing brilliant, TK.

Agree.
Soylent wrote in April 2010 - "I sure hope Obamacare covers massive third degree burns & radiation sickness."

NK(withnewsoftware)

Here's a man whose run for POTUS I'd respect. he's certainly anti-DC, and a proud political conservative: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/05/15/sure-sounds-like-ben-carsons-running-for-president/

lyle

The moral being that appeasement makes war more, not less, likely. You might think even Democrats could have figure that out.

Well, they've only had a mere 100 years to get it figured out and yet...

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

Yes, OL.
Goods & services are more expensive in Arlington because of our 'we'll make businesses pay!' grand idea.....& now they are installing parking meters everywhere to get even MORE money.
I don't even shop in Arlington anymore.

Rick B

I don't even shop in Arlington US/EUtopia anymore.

Soon to be common saying in the Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere.

The ECPS is going use a barter system (similar to that which India already uses with Iran to avoid sanction nonsense) during the adjustment period. I've been wondering if the Russia/China gas deal will be denominated in BTU per ounce of gold as an interim measure.

Dr Weevil

Classic example of a false dichotomy: "The alternatives are war or a nuclear-armed Iran."

More likely: The alternatives are war now against a non-nuclear-armed Iran, or war later against a nuclear-armed Iran.

Don't you have to be pretty stupid not to see that?

Miss Marple

Dr Weevil, Why yes, you do have to be stupid not to see it.

Hence the non-stop playing of the altercation between JayZ and Solange.

Admission to the Colosseum was free. The masses had to be entertained, so as to keep them from noticing that fancy imperial palace and the cloth of gold robes.

Cecil Turner

When we deserted Iraq, we ensured a nuclear-armed Iran. Getting Russia to negotiate for us just sped the process along a bit (and emboldened Putin).

lyle

This is an easy one:

He said lingering “anxiety” among Americans can be “partly” attributed to the Bush administration: “because people still feel traumatized by what happened in 2007-2008.”

This one's harder:

the only reason we’ve been able to make some progress and gain some traction is because we’ve had a Senate in Democratic hands that has shown extraordinary unity.

One meeeellion internet dollars to the winner(s). Go!

Miss Marple

Dow currently down 200 points.

centralcal

This is also funny, in a terrifying sort of way!

Drunk and Ugly is no way to go through life.

NK(withnewsoftware)

CC-- yep CC, she's the full Flounder-- 'fat drunk stupid' is no way to go through life.

Beasts of England

#sand - lol, TK!

rse

OK, to totally change the subject I now have dinner reservations at osteria morini and at tiella.

The Diva is a vegetarian who does not like vegetables so Italian is my friend. Any other places I should try? I got reservations at Union Sq last time we were up there and she barely ate there.

I thought I would make reservations for 3 nights and wing it the other three.

Miss Marple

rse, What in the heck does she eat?

NK(withnewsoftware)

RSE-- I'd definitely leave some meals open without reservation. Get to town, find out what you like and want to do, then pick the meal MAKE SURE THAT CREDIT CARD LIMIT IS HIGH. After a night of clubbing with your folks and daughters, you may want to hit this place with the Hipsters about 0:400: http://empirebiscuit.com/

NK(withnewsoftware)

RSE-- also, review this article and hit the bagel places mentioned... authentic NY Bagels are back: http://nypost.com/2014/04/22/nyc-bagels-are-back-as-local-bakers-return-to-classic-style/

NK(withnewsoftware)

PPS: RSE do we still have a walking tour for your group date?

NK(withnewsoftware)

PPPS: RSE definitely hit Eataly in the Flat Iron district: http://www.eataly.com/

narciso
Porchlight

rse,

My favorite midtown restaurant is a French bistro called La Bonne Soupe. On 55th between 5th and 6th. It is sort of a 70s holdover (in a very good way) - traditional but delicious. Owners are French. I first ate there when I was a kid (I think we were going to see Grease) and had the Russian cabbage soup with raisins - it was quite memorable; I even remember the exact table where we sat. There should be a decent vegetarian selection between soup, salad and entrée. Not a lot of larger tables, but they will push them together for you. They take reservations for parties of 3 and up.
http://labonnesoupe.com/

narciso

This might require cinnamon schnapps or something stronger, in the 200 proof range:

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/15/gov-pence-optimistic-feds-will-accept-medicaid-alternative/9115699/

NK(withnewsoftware)

For our friendly Troll DD, ObummerCare is working, just like we Righties said it would: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/051414-700913-we-admit-that-obamacare-is-working.htm

NK(withnewsoftware)

I love JOM-- Porch remembers a decades old NYC restaurant 1/2 from where I'm sitting that I've never been to.

NK(withnewsoftware)

1/2 mile....

rse

No firm date on the walking tour. The diva, Red, and eye are touring the school for aspiring serious music geeks in Lincoln Ctr on Monday at 10:30, Tuesday we have tickets for the 8 am Crown visit to Statue of Liberty, and Thursday am we have a tour of the u where bo supposedly attended classes for 2 years. The Diva is interested in the 5 yr combo degree.

MM-she eats a great deal of marinara and pizza and fruit and I make risotto.

NK-I deliberately did not go all out on the hotel to leave room to eat out. Parents like going out to places that are different from home.

I was also thinking about doing afternoon tea at the Lowell.

Want to do the Cloisters, maybe Kykuit, and the Frick.

My parents really liked the walking Brooklyn Bridge idea but that would probably wear them out. Me I love to walk cities as does Red.

Rick B

"(and emboldened Putin)"

Better add the Chinese to the "emboldened" soup.

The failure to conclude an agreement with Iraq confirmed Russian estimates of Obama's stupidity but I suspect it was Germany's stupidity in shuttering its nukes to engage more fully in the SkyDragon fantasy which most emboldened Mad Vlad.

It's not as if NATO lacks the resources in the area to stand up to the thug. The problem is more the abundance of craven cowards in leadership positions all across Progistan.

NK(withnewsoftware)

RSE-- Love the Frick, Love the Cloisters, consider Morgan Library, do you want a VIP tour of Carnegie Hall? (Lincoln Center is a Barn-- my bias) Walking Tour Friday late afternoon or very early saturday might work for me.
JimmyK lives in Manhattan I'm sure he has suggestions.

Porchlight

NK, that's cool. JOM is the best. Even on days when I can't keep up, I almost always think of a JOMer in some context or another.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Kykuit? went about 4 years go, mildly disappointed. The European estates are more fun for me-- except for John D's late 19th century golf room shower stall. Amazing bit of plumbing that.

rse

Friday works. We fly out Saturday am.

Six nights. Coming up on Sunday morning if there is something fun at the park anyone knows of. Always wanted to see the Morgan Library. Red sang with school group at Carnegie in 7th grade. I chaperoned and took 5 7th grade girls into Harry Winston to see the pretty things in the midst of a late March ice storm.

Hubby used to do a lot of business trips to nyc so he was up there every week for years.

Porchlight

I love the Frick. There are two Vermeers in the hallway. Just a couple of Vermeers in the hallway, no biggie.

rse

NK-I am trying to keep it interesting for my parents. With the school tours though that is taking two mornings. Hopefully it will help her understand whether a conservatory is really what she wants.

The Morgan Library they would enjoy.

MarkO

Lutece is out. Certainly the finest restaurant of its time.

glasater

I've dealt with vision problems all my life and this is one instance where I do have a little sympathy for Hilary.

There is a surgery that one can have done-and I did-which can lengthen a muscle in the afflicted eye to help with double vision. And having double vision can cause terrible balance along with depth perception problems which could cause her to fall.

But NK's comment about "Weekend at Bernie's" is just a killer! I'll be remembering that one forever :)

NK(withnewsoftware)

Music Conservatory-- do you want an intro to Sir Clive Gillinson to get his feedback about that... he is the man for music education, he came up through the British and Russian systems (he was an LSO cellist) but he is trying to put the USA at the top of the heap. He wants that as his legacy.

lyle

Forget Tavern On The Green if you're thinking about it, rse. Too touristy and the food is not that good.

rse

Her specialty is voice. I am so not a stage mom, but she really does have a captivating high range soprano voice that is capable of either opera or broadway type projection.

She is the one who found out about the program so perhaps Sir Clive could point us in the right direction. Her voice teacher asked me if I had any idea how unique she was. Of course I did not. She usually practiced in her sister's car in the driveway. Anyway her teacher, who trained at Indiana and did opera said it's a one in a million voice and that "only God can create pipes like that."

She was just Prospero in the Shakespeare teen ensemble's The Tempest and memorized all those lines and she takes 5 dance classes a week, determined to have the whole package.

She is determined enough my next door neighbor in Fla calls her Robinette.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Opera/voice is different, so Carnegie is not the right resource there.

Jane

Is there some massive overthrow the government rally in DC tomorrow. SOme moonbat told me, insinuating it was the tea party.

Speaking of lenses, I was shopping at my favorite store today, Ocean state job lot when I saw they were selling 3D sunglasses? Where would you use those?

NK(withnewsoftware)

RSE-- definitely treat your group to a handsome carriage rider, before our Mayor Bane destroys that simple pleasure.

maryrose

Levin is retiring and his seat could be a pick-up for Republicans. When Judicial watch mentioned him by name my first thought was-he is the one that will take the fall for Obama and his WH cronies.Of course it originated in Washington.Of course everyone knows Hil and Bammy lied about Benghazi but I want it repeated ad infinitum on Fox in the paoer in political ads until their credibility is in tatters. These are intrinsically BAD people. They need to be publicly flogged in the marketplace. Bill Clinton had to confess his perjury. People need to know the extent of their venality.

narciso

Clearly episcopalian lyle, isn't it obvious;

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/05/15/va-official-doesnt-know-whether-its-appropriate-to-fire-people-who-commit-wait-list-fraud/

the Congregation of the Tradition of Faith and Jihad, what is there to argue,

maryrose

Jane:
Fast food workers are staging a demonstration for higher wages.
It is so interesting to me that NY Times and Obama administration are the worst offenders for unequal pay for women. Poetic justice methinks.I also believe Abrahmson's comment about Obama's WH got her demoted to the enemies list circa Val Jarrett. We all know how she likes to "punish our enemies".

Miss Marple

Well worth the read:

The Last Communist City

http://www.city-journal.org/2014/24_2_havana.html

maryrose

narciso:
I can hardly believe that fraud is now ok and a few deaths are acceptable.Of course lying is practiced by over 75% of people now who have no pangs of conscience about it. In our world these people would be fired and put on trial but unfortunately as JIB has stated -that real world no longer exists.Accountability is for suckers. I want to know if Oregon and Maryland and Colorado are going to pay back the taxpayer money they wasted on failed O-care sites.

Steve

Rush Limbaugh wins Children's Author of the Year Award...

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/05/blog-post.html

lyle

I want to know if Oregon and Maryland and Colorado are going to pay back the taxpayer money they wasted on failed O-care sites.

Queen Seeb's successor assures the gullible senate R's that she'll be all over it, maryrose.

It's behind the paywall but the subhead gives you the gist:


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303409004579561814091105286?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303409004579561814091105286.html&fpid=2,7,121,122,201,401,641,1009

MarkO

Of course those states will replay the taxpayer money they wasted. This is America, not France.

glasater

...the taxpayer money they wasted...

That's stimulus money of course.

Porchlight
Jane

Maryrose,

That is happening today. The one I'm asking about is supposed to be tomorrow and aimed at overthrowing the govt accd to the moonbat.

Are you still on vacation?

Old Lurker

RSE, you can rely on all of the above suggestions for "good things" to do in NYC.

Me? I suggest the 35th floor bar at the Mandarin Oriental where, like the advice I gave Jimmy about the Breakers a few weeks back...if you sit in the seat at the left side of the windows overlooking Central Park and look like me, they will bring you a Tanquery Ten and Tonic without being asked... If you have several, they will feed you at the same table so you don't have to get up.

:-)

maryrose

Jane:
We are home after a wonderful vacation! I love the Pacific Northwest. It is lovely and unspoiled.The mountains and lakes were beautiful.I only have to visit Alaska, Montana, Hawaii and Alabama and I will have traveled to all of the states in the USA.I don't count the extra 7 Obama thinks we have here.

NK(withnewsoftware)

RSE-- as you can see OL travels in a far different style than I live here. In addition OL's suggestion, quiet drinks can be had at the Four Seasons Hotel bar on East 57th street, and the Monkey Bar East 54th street.

maryrose

Porch:
Immigration reform now is a ticket for Bammy to tweak it to whatever he wants. The repub Senate version must include SPECIFIC language which prohibits the Emperor sans clothes from making the law as he reigns on high. Otherwise -forget it.

maryrose

OL and NK:
Your life styles sound pretty enticing to me. Do either of those places have "HappyHour"?

NK(withnewsoftware)

of course... well... maybe not OL's places :)

Old Lurker

NK...me? I'm tame as a traveler.

It was Beasts who puts his Ex and daughters in the Pierre so they can be closer to the truly high dollar shops. I save money at the MO because my wife has to walk across the park to get to 5th Avenue. Looked at that way, it is a profit center for me.

That's sound logic isn't it?

Old Lurker

If it's not, please keep that thought to yourself.

Porchlight

OL,

I like the way you think. Tanqueray but Beefeater has always been my gin of choice. Just had Hendricks for the first time last weekend and was pleasantly surprised, though.

Porchlight

s/b "I like Tanqueray"...sheesh. Promise I haven't had any drinks (yet) today.

Beasts of England

@maryrose: You don't know what you're missing by missing Alabama. Swing by on Saturday when everyone will have had a bath. ;)

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

This is something - http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05/michael-sam-to-star-in-reality-show-for-oprah.php

"Think of Sam’s big kiss, for which Oprah’s crew was present, as the pilot (“Previously, on ‘As Michael Sam’s World Turns’. . .”)"

It was all a show for a show.

Too bad for Miami Dolphins player Don Jones who was fined and suspended by the Dolphins. He can rejoin the team after he completes "educational training.".
Don Jones's life doesn't matter...as long as Sam gets the headlines he needs for his new show!

matt

Marea on CPS is out of this world. I was going to chime in on John's. I have actually carried three pizzas onto the plane for dinner at home that night and their calzones are incredible.

Down in the Village Sevilla is a good Spanish place I like and of course Babbo, which has an incredible and very knowledgeable wine list. they have a lot of the very esoteric Italian wines I love at reasonable prices.

Jane



If this is true we are really screwed.



Joe asks for 6 months of retraining for 'Cattle Guards!'

For those of you who have never traveled to the west or south, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area.

For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their hooves caught between the ra

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado. The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the "cattle" guards immediately!

Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten President Obama out on the matter, Vice-President Joe Biden, intervened with a request that...before any "cattle" guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.

'Times are hard,' said Joe Biden, 'it's only fair to the cattle guards and their families be given six months of retraining! '

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