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May 06, 2014

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narciso

Hey Ann, how have you been;


http://babalublog.com/2014/05/06/castro-brothers-quake-as-a-high-poweredhard-hittingno-nonsense-u-s-negotiating-team-delivers-ultimatum-on-releasing-alan-gross/

Captain Hate

Hey Ann. My Republican primary ballot today was pretty damn pathetic with a number of offices not even having a candidate and most of the other races only had a single choice.

rich@gmu

lol...the WaPo café closed

http://www.wusa9.com/video/3542201158001/Restaurant-Alert-Washington-Post-Cafe-Closed

16 violations.

Jane on Ipad

I'm in Ann!

DrJ

Wretchard today:

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/05/06/the-return-of-history/

His conclusion:

It will be ironic if Trey Gowdy, an ex-prosecutor with a first rate mind but a tenth-rate haircut picks apart the men with the first-rate haircuts and the tenth-rate minds who had put so much stock in appearances. There may be a moral in there somewhere but it’s hard to venture what it might be.
Jim Miller

Frau Logik - Your husband is right. I recall reading, several years ago, about CIA officials who would brief Pelosi and company on their work. The Democrats were stern about avoiding any of that water boarding stuff, and almost giddy about the drone strikes.

I'm not saying anything that any of you don't know, but sometimes a reminder is useful: A person can be injured in drone strike and suffer horribly for hours. The kills aren't always clean. (I don't know whether they have morphine, or similar products, or whether that woudl be un-Islamic.)

Danube on iPad

"Just to be clear, it was a misdemeanor DWI that he pleaded guilty to."

But what counts, as the Hon. Tom Foley instructed us, is the seriousness of the allegations. As best I can recall, those included DUI and some sort of spousal abuse. I forget the details on the latter, but surely where there's smoke there must be some sort of fire.

Captain Hate

Thanks jimmyk, for that link. I'll be anxious to hear what Rupert's Gazette says tomorrow.

Boehner pretty much lapped the field and his gal pal Ellmers won her race. A stampede of RINOs for amnesty.

Captain Hate

Oh absolutely right, DoT; as your friend, Landslide Lyndon, once said (paraphrasing) "I don't care how absurd the charges are, I just want to make him deny them".

Ann

Captain,

I was so proud today that my daughter got to vote with me, for the first time, but deeply embarrassed that I had to explain that the only important issues were to vote NO on.

The Columbus Zoo wanted a reoccurring surplus of money every year without a vote and same with the Republican party.

Have you noticed that our elected elites just don't want us to vote..PERIOD.

Anyways, more importantly, tell your wife I have sent you a card for your beloved, Maggie. It haunts me,because I let our dog travel with her head out of my sun roof all the time.

Jim Miller

Troubling: The total Republican vote in the North Carolina senate primary was only about 9,000 votes more than the total Democratic vote. (There's a real contest on the Republican, but not the Democratic.)

The vote total wasn't high on either side, about 500,000 in each primary, when all the votes are counted. I would be happier if the turnout on the Republican side had been higher.

Captain Hate

Thanks so much, Ann. Even though I still miss her presence in the house I've come to grips with the belief that she probably wasn't in the best of health and this was something that was waiting to happen. I wouldn't be overly concerned about your dog and the sun roof. Yes accidents can happen, obviously, but they generally don't at low speeds.

Maggie loved to be with me in the car. I'm not beating myself up about her being there that day.

Dublindave 2016

Now that the Tea party revolution is over we can finally get back to Washington Business as usual.


Let's spend this bitch in the f**** ground.

Bori

Jim Miller-

To add to your point, drone attacks no matter how surgical can and often have collateral casualties.

IIRC, that is why the DoD changed its definitions, so that anyone who was killed as a result of a drone attack was labeled an enemy combatant. Guilt by association, whether they were just a civilian in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Danube on iPad

"drone attacks no matter how surgical "

All my life I have inveighed against the notion of the "surgical" strike. There is absolutely no such thing.

Captain Hate

Remember Slick's wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, where we had no strategic interest but the MFM was shilling for it, and he blew up the Chinese embassy in Belgrade with "smart bombs"?

Captain Hate

I see the home teams in the NBA, San Antonio and Miami, held serve tonight.

Nytol.

Jack is Back!

Morning. What no Gus, Beast and Rich colloquy through the wee hours?

Doing a lot of prep work for our Euro excursion especially for the Greek and Turkish part. Then 11 days in Italy. Mrs. JiB college classmates own hotels in Venice and Montecatini Terme which is a big help in planning. Frederick is psyched as we will be dusting off the Journeys website.

Stay tuned for more:)

Of course the biggest abuse Sid Viscious sprang on us was Max.

Jane on Ipad

Trey Gowdy is getting death threats. Gee, that didn't. Take long.

Miss Marple

Good morning!

I have been trying to get gardening done but am woefully behind, which means I will be absent once the temps warm up enough for me to be outside.

Almost all of my roses have to be cut down to the 1-foot level, including many large shrubs. This is not easy and I fear I am going to have to call on my son's work crew for some weekend work, since I still need mulching done.

rse

Great Daniel Greenfield on how the Cultural Revolution has now come to America in earnest. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/americas-red-guard/

One of the things I keep coming across is the intention to use the law to change norms and impose obligations and responsibilities.

Also yesterday, the day bo released his hyperbolic Climate Assmt, Brookings decided to launch its new Planet Policy blog. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy

Totally coincidental of course. Also consistent with the UN's push to make everything a matter of Local and Global.

Dublindave 2016

"Trey Gowdy is getting death threats. Gee, that didn't. Take long."


'Justice for Trey'

Miss Marple

On Twitter, George Stephanopolous is touting an exclusive interview with one of those circus acrobats who was injured in the collapse of the rigging.

Now, I am glad she survived, but with everything going on, one would think that ABC could find something more important to cover.

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

16 violations.

Abortion clinic inspections should get at least the same coverage as restaurant inspections.

anyone who was killed as a result of a drone attack was labeled an enemy combatant.

Tough luck for the Haditha guys.

rich@gmu

morning everyone.

Man Tran in TX

Heard an interesting story from our DIL yesterday. She spent over two weeks in the hospital trying to get our granddaughter as much development time as possible. (Water broke nearly 3 mo. early.) So she happens to notice that baby starts kicking up a storm and a few minutes later she hears the cry of a newborn in the ward. Interesting coincidence. Then it happens again. And again. For two weeks, every new arrival is telegraphed with a kicking storm. The kids must have a heck of a time in their waiting room. :)

rich@gmu

Man Tran-

hope the daughter and grand daughter are doing well. safe travels.

Dublindave 2016

Liberal progressive fist bump to the Republican establishment on a job well done last night.

Nice.


Sure,we'll probably lose a senate seat but that's the price of having an entire movement dedicated to reduced government spending and debt reduction destroyed.

Democrats can't survive without massive government spending and to be fair,even though we don't see eye to eye,the Republican establishment are more....how shall I say this.....more our type of people.

Fine job,your spoils are well deserved.

Jane

Wow ManTran, that is very cool as long as mother and daughter are doing great.

narciso

One of the bete noire among the empty wheel set, was a cruise missile strike on a village in Yemen, called Majala, (sic), back in December 2009, they were not after Awlaki, but another fellow named Kazemi, needless to say, it was a total fustercluck, so much so, that Ansar Al Sharia, arose from it,

Man Tran in TX

That was two years ago and both are doing great! Little one got accepted to the local Montessori school at 22 months. Momma has RSE's book at the ready.

Jane

Oh how fun ManTran!

henry

Coincidence? After a good night's sleep and morning talk radio it occurs to me that the Judge slapped down the John Doe (delende est, Earth salted, their "women" are lamenting big time) in a way that severely undercuts the left. Randa ruled that issue advocacy is beyond the law, and fully protected by the first amendment (as distinct from express advocacy where corruption is possible). Conflating the two was the legal theory underpinning the John Doe -- but also the IRS abuses and the proposed IRS regs for continuing the abuse under cover of law. This will end up in the SC, where we will find out if the Constitution is still operable.

Captain Hate

Yes, henry, that smacking down of John Doe was a great victory for freedom.

narciso

So after all this, Tillis better go 'honey badger' on Hagan, the useless hack,

Marlene

Morning! rich,do you start your new job today? MM, we have ten bags of mulch sitting in the garage,this has been such a late spring! ManTran,stay safe.
rse,did you happen to see the story about the father arrested in NH because he "disrupted" a school board meeting? I read about it in the Manchester Union Leader yesterday and last night, Megan Kelly had a report on her show. He was questioning the assignment of a Jodi Picoult book (Nineteen Minutes) which has graphic content. The teacher usually sends a parental consent form, but not for this particular class. Anyway, who knew Jodi Picoult is literature? Twain, Steinbeck and Shakespeare are old white guys. Also,the schools don't want the parents involved. Parental involvement interrupts the indoctination sessions.

Miss Marple

Here is the climate scare boondoggle in a nutshell.

Climate change is used as an excuse to siphon money from the Treasury to connected political cronies, enriching them with no return to the taxpayer. Additional money is sent to universities in the form of grants which require further scaring of the public in order to keep the gravy train flowing.

It is about nothing but making a bunch of democrats rich, both in green energy investments and university grants.

They are robbing taxpayers twice: once through taxes and again through higher fuel prices.

Captain Hate

I stop paying attention for a while and I miss the ewok talking about POI.

narciso

So Vigilance and Northern Lights, facing off against Reese and Shaw and Mrs. Groves doesn't feel like a fair fight,

jimmyk

The NYT flogs climate change today, big headline, color map. One has to get to the continuation to find out that the "scientists" are a government (i.e. Obama administration) panel doubling down on hysterical. I won't link it, but I'm sure the latest chicken little story will be all over the MSM.

narciso

they did a similar show trial on MI-5, this time it was an anarchist sponsored by a Russian oligarch, wh was trying to get rid of the competition,

Jeff Dobbs

Jim Miller:
Troubling: The total Republican vote in the North Carolina senate primary was only about 9,000 votes more than the total Democratic vote....I would be happier if the turnout on the Republican side had been higher.

I Confess: I didn't vote yesterday.

But you can count on me in the general.

rich@gmu

Marlene-

indeed. my report time is 10AM today. not used to these hours. have worked nights and odd hours with nearly every job I've had.

Jeff Dobbs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMYK!!!

I hope your trip down to south Florida is for fun and celebration...you deserve it!

fdcol63

Good luck on the new job, rich!

narciso

I noted that a fmr Congressman, who is under investigation by the FBI, because of some Dick Tuck type stunts, but the DOJ has not dropped the hammer, went all 'honey badger' on his putative rival

narciso

Happy birthday jimmy,

rich@gmu

thanks fdcol63. will make the best of it.

Happy Birthday jimmyk!

Rick B

Happy Birthday, jimmyk!

rich@gmu

i am hopeful i won't fall asleep in the middle of the day.

Captain Hate

HB jimmyk.

Don't forget that Reese and Shaw have "George" on their side, at least temporarily.

Beasts of England

Happy Birthday, jimmyk!

And I'm kinda with rich. Even though work wasn't necessarily the activity driving my bizarre hours, this 8:00 crap is not as exciting as it looked in the brochure. ;)

With apologies to the Hon. William J. Le Petomane: work, work, work, work...

fdcol63

Happy Birthday, jimmyk!

narciso

Yes, but I would trust him, about as much as a rattlesnake,

Centralcal on iPad

Happiest of birthdays to you, jimmyk!

narciso

What kind of work, Beasts, is it engineering consulting,

henry

HB jimmyk!

James D.

happy birthday, jimmyK!

Porchlight

Happy birthday, jimmyk! Hope it is excellent.

narciso

Appropriate slithering metaphor'


http://www.jammiewf.com/2014/loathsome-opportunist-charlie-crist-claims-he-left-gop-because-of-racism-or-something/


Marlene

Happy Birthday jimmyk!

jimmyk on iPhone

Thanks, everyone. On my way to the airport. Unfortunately a work trip, but staying at the Four Seasons in West Palm, may find some pleasure time.

Rich, have a good first day on the new job.

narciso

She's been a hanger on, all her status belongs from misplaced sympathy, whereas
ignorance and llduggery has been her stock
and trade;


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/05/clintons-20-year-sojourn-in-public-life.html

glasater

´¨`•°..Happy Birthday, JimmyK..°•´¨`¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Captain Hate

I give Jorge Ramos credit for challenging Cheeto on the real reason he left the Republican party. No future for him in the domestic MFM; I'm sure he's a "white Hispanic".

rse

marlene-

I did see that. I am also hearing from readers where porn films have been shown in high school classes and when parents object (it was in IB) the school says no credit for other IB courses taken to date since dropping out of program due to discomfort with porn in the classroom.

narciso

Ramos is a big lefty, but he does know how to properly interview, and as I pointed out earlier, he has given an audience to amnesty critics in the past, where will you be traveling next week,

Captain Hate

To Amarillo, which GMax has assured me is one of the circles of Hell. It does seem to have a mini Grand Canyon like park in the vicinity, which should occupy us for a while, assuming I can avoid rattlesnakes.

I can live with the underlying beliefs of Ramos as long as he does what has traditionally been regarded as his job, which seems to be an unrealistic expectation of our domestic court jesters.

narciso

Heck of a job:


http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014/05/us-made_missiles_reportedly_in.php

NK(withnewsoftware)

Happy B-Day JimmyK!

narciso

Right, that discussion from last week,

NK(withnewsoftware)

Best of luck on the new job RichGMU!

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

Parental involvement interrupts the indoctination sessions.

Great line, Marlene!

Happy Birthday, jimmyk! Lots of love to you!!!

Jeff Dobbs

Around Amarillo...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Ranch


And try to eat the 72 oz steak at the Big Texan.

http://bigtexan.com/

Captain Hate

bgates sighting @ Outhouse.

narciso

I know he may be a figment of our imagination


http://www.jammiewf.com/2014/hilarious-al-sharpton-versus-the-teleprompter/

Captain Hate

Thanks hit but Mrs H has had Cadillac Ranch on her to-do list since Planning Day 1.

cindyk

Happy Happy jimmyk!!

4JackisBack!2 (On His iPhone)

Happy Birthday jimmyk. Enjoy the Gold Coast.

narciso

the Czar in all but crown, is not above mining one particular historical precedent:

http://20committee.com/2014/05/05/russias-soft-power-and-the-great-patriotic-war/

GMax

Let put it in this perspective. I lived in Texas from 1980 to 2013. Two different cities, San Antonio and then DFW. Never once in all of those days, did someone wander up to me and say, "I am thinking about going to Amarillo for a wild and crazy weekend". Your mileage may very, but that is pretty large sample size.

narciso

In the no deed goes unpunished category, they keep trying to keep out the Indian premier, because of some riots that occurred in Gujarat, a dozen years ago,

Marlene

rse,I read an update in the Manchester Union Leader this morning and the father followed policy and met with the principal before going to the school board meeting. The book was assigned to a 9th grade honors English class?!?

Clarice Feldman

Happy Birthday, Jimmyk!! Many,many more.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Climate change?: 'Yet, they do not rise'- UAH satellite April Temp Anomaly 0.19C, basically where the World was in 1988-- In April the NH Eurasian land mass was quite warm, the SH and Tropics quite cool. Average it out, no global warming for 16 years, about .3 -.4C (4/10s) higher than the cool late 1970s. That's the data source of the hysteria: http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/05/uah-global-temperature-update-for-april-2014-0-19-deg-c/

Thomas Collins

Happy Birthday, jimmyk!

narciso

It's the opposite of Galileo, 'e por no se move'

James D.

Marlene @ 8:19 and 10:06 - I saw that article yesterday and I meant to post it, too.

There's so much wrong with it. First, the assignment of the book in the first place. Second, failing to notify parents. Third, ignoring the wishes and concerns of parents. Fourth, arresting people for speaking out of turn at a meeting.

That actually chills me the most. That they have police at these meetings is telling, in the first place. And siccing them on people who are not doing anything wrong is terrifying. It's equally terrifying that the cops see no problem with it. And also that everyone eise in the room just stands by and watches.

This really IS how a police state happens.

matt

by the way, it's now called climate disruption. The synonym for this is "weather".

The real hoot is that this comes after one of the most severe winters in the past 50 years for much of the country.

We're getting into Munchausen territory here.

AliceH

Never once in all of those days, did someone wander up to me and say, "I am thinking about going to Amarillo for a wild and crazy weekend".

Amarillo sounds great!

(I prefer places that don't attract wild and/or crazy visitors. It's why I left the city and moved next door to middle of nowhere.)

NK(withnewsoftware)

I do like the Galileo analog here. Today's establishment dogmatists aren't Aristotilean Cardinals in Rome, they are the Grasping world government bureaucrats and their rent seeking industry cronies (Samething only today the believe in Gaia, not God.). Today's Galileos are the heroic believers in reason and scientific method, the skeptics. Never forget that.

fdcol63

The Climatistas have too much invested in pushing their agenda to let facts get in their way.

Their movement is all about control, pushing Agenda 21, changing "global consciousness", and pursuing their objective of culling the human herd and instituting a global government.

This site is very informative. Takes a bit to wade through, and even though it's just one man's opinion, I think he does a good job of using the words of AGW advocates against themselves:

www.green-agenda.com

fdcol63

To NK's point about Rome, one of the major groups of people pushing this AGW crap is, appropriately named, the "Club of Rome".

Rick B

NK,

If you want to keep the analogy straight - the furiously peddling Ptolemaic epicyclists were to be found in universities just as the high priests peddling SkyDragon scientism are today. The Cardinals were just referees or judges, the charges were brought by university rent seekers protecting their trough.

Porchlight

jimmyk,

If you find yourself in need of a birthday dining spot in Palm Beach, Renato's is my favorite. Old school, black tie waiters, sweetest courtyard in FL IMO.
http://www.renatospalmbeach.com/gallery/7-renatos-exterior

Porchlight

Just because you can't have much of a wild and crazy weekend in Amarillo doesn't mean you can't have a pleasant one.

Austin offers wild and crazy every night of the week and I'm thinking Amarillo is looking pretty good these days.

Jeff Dobbs

Gmax:
Never once in all of those days, did someone wander up to me and say, "I am thinking about going to Amarillo for a wild and crazy weekend".

Well, I just relayed the history of my wild and crazy weekend in Amarillo a few days ago...

Once in college, small town outside of Oklahoma City, I jumped in the van (I drove the family van my first semester!) and drove to Amarillo one weekend. I wanted to make it to Albuquerque, but ended up turning back after sleeping in the van in a church parking lot.

Posted by: hit and run | May 01, 2014 at 06:53 PM

I turned back because a winter storm was coming. On my way back I pulled off early Sunday morning to a state park to take a leak. Came out and the van wouldn't start. I trudged up the hill to a cabin where a ranger lived, knocked on his door, waking him up, and he gave me a jump and I was on my way.

By the time I got back into town in OK, it was snowing. Instead of heading back to the dorm, I stopped at a girl-friend's apartment (not girlfriend-girlfriend*), because I figured getting stuck there with it snowing would be more fun.

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*It's been nearly 7 years since that girl-friend made her JOM debut.

NK(withnewsoftware)

RickB-- quite true. Pope Urban and the Cardinal in charge of the case were, according to all historical accounts (even pro-Galilieo), quite consistent that Galileo could publish his theoretical 'Dialogues', but if he wanted to publish Copernican heliocentrism as scientific fact, he needed extraordinarily strong proof for that extraordinary claim. The Pope and Cardinal were being quite enlighted and rational. Galileo was up against against a lot of powerful establishment actors, the Spanish Cardinals (richest catholic country) the Jesuits (richest Catholic order of priests) and Ptolemy academics. Galileo was impatient and a bit of a diva, so the trial resulted. Maybe mark steyn is a bit of a 21st century galileo diva-- in the best sense.

Old Lurker

"jimmyk,

If you find yourself in need of a birthday dining spot in Palm Beach, Renato's is my favorite."


...and if the training I gave them is retained, if you sit in the corner seat on the left of the bar at the Breakers, they will automatically bring you Tanquery 10's & Tonic until you ask for the check.

:-)

jimmyk

Thanks, JiB, I may give that a shot (so to speak), though I do have to make a presentation Thursday morning.

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