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GMax

Via Drudge

Amazon

Green Smoothie Cleanse toping Shrillary's tedious book...

GMax

I would much rather talk about the Spurs putting the freeze to the Heat than anything to do with that Enron advisor.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Economies don't exist in a vacuum. Government policies matter.
Bad policies = slow growth.
It's not that hard, unless you're a liar.....and not that smart.

GMax

Does anyone else see the similarities between Mario Chambers and Zero? Neither one of them can play this game!

Comanche Voter

Spike that ball in Krugman's ear! Spike it again--harder!

**Bill in AZ**

"U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Distant as Growth Stalls"

Wouldn't "growth" had had to actually start in order to stall?

henry

That's some doubleplusungood thinking there Bill.

**Bill in AZ**

Previous thread from CH (08:45)
Trey Gowdy should have fun with this head exploder:

http://therightscoop.com/walid-shoebat-infamous-muhammad-video-filmmaker-actually-a-muslim-agent-for-obama-admin/

Exact same playbook as Fast and Furious, and no surprise that miserable commie Hillary! is in the middle of both of them.

George

The Times has been trying to out Onion the Onion for a while. In this case with child-like wonderment that an economy is not mechanically "resilient" not matter what you do to the people who make it up. In other news, the Times reports "Tanks of Unknown Origin Enter Ukraine." I'm betting they are from San Marino.

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

Look at these pictures - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656622/Caged-diseased-Shocking-pictures-child-illegal-immigrants-flooding-border-Joe-Biden-calls-unrelenting-stream-migrants.html

Lots of these citizens of OTHER COUNTRIES are not children either. Every single person should be shipped back to their home country immediately....not taken to another US city.
And everyone involved in this fiasco...that refuses to enforce our existing laws...should be FIRED or thrown out of office.

derwill

Catching up on the thread last night--Jane asked if I had any more info on the "imminent threat."

Just that the number of dicey characters that we've let in to this country during the Obama administration is in the 1000s not 100s. He mentioned that he was worried about coordinated attacks on our power grids, and specifically said blowing up our dams, but then here in Idaho a lot of our power is hydroelectric, so he could be thinking on a personal level that that would be the kind of terrorist attack his mom and our little community up here in the mountains of Idaho would be most vulnerable to. HIs mom, btw, is a prime example of the mama grizzlies we grow in Idaho. She is all of 5' 2" and probably weights 95 lbs soaking wet, yet she runs a 200-acre horse and cattle ranch all be herself, is a crack shot, and volunteers on the ski rescue patrol in the winter. If our economy collapsed and we were suddenly thrust back to living as they did in 19th century, I have no doubt she would survive just fine.

----

Matt, my heart goes out to you. May the Lord give you solace to see you through this difficult time.

narciso

policy choices never seems to enter 'this best of all possible worlds' does it,

centralcal

Sooooo - POTUS will "make a statement" at 11:50 AM about the situation in Iraq, but NOT about any US "action," before heading off to Palm Springs.


Dublindave 2016

Kevin McCarthy to be sworn in on Monday thank the Gods. McCarthy's a little more enthusiastic about immigration reform and raising the debt ceiling than Cantor was so at least we have an ally in the inner circle(thank you Laura).

Like Boehner, we need to give McCarthy room to play to the base.....do the whole i'm crazy and angry and theire tekkkinnnnarrrrjoooooobbbbs..routine.

Does Kevin play golf?

centralcal

Poor Thad Cochran...yesterday he was getting into trouble with his "animals" statement and today he not only didn't know Eric Cantor lost his race in Virgina, he doesn't seem terribly sure he know who Eric Cantor is!!!

Dublindave 2016

Has Kevin and his wife been to the White house?

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

The real problem is as Mankiw points out, the vast amount of wealth that a period of stagnation causes by lowering the baseline the economy grows from over decades.

Barry's revolting debt orgy is killing the goose that the lefties counted on for their golden entitlement eggs.

Danube on iPad

LA Times said the shrinks asked Sterling to count backwards by sevens from 100 and he had to stop at 93. Asked him to fill in the numbers on a clock face and he couldn't do it.

hit and run

Stephanie, how'd bunko go last night?

Have I told you lately that I love you?

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

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/12/child-immigrant-facility-dog-and-pony-show-invite-comes-with-tons-of-rules/

"Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:

No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)
No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later
No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
We will provide photos of the facility after the tour

During the tour, ”the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis,” the email invitation reads."

This is like the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany...letting the press into areas for a staged 'show'. How can the MFMers not be outraged?

DebinNC

BOzo's "Mariel Boatlift" needs a similarly catchy name.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Lol, hit.

Got the prize for wiping out the most times last night.

And I'll have you know I shop Dollar Tree. Much more classy.

Captain Hate

Does anyone else see the similarities between Mario Chambers and Zero? Neither one of them can play this game!

I've never been a big Chalmers fan but he's had his moments on the two championship teams. There's no evidence 404 is any good at all, nor has he ever been. I've seen him shoot at shoot arounds and I don't think he's as good as I am; and I'm terrible.

DebinNC

"During the tour, ”the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis,” the email invitation reads."

Sounds like that sham Nazi "Look how well the Jews are treated" show camp Goebbels set up while the ovens were working 24/7 elsewhere.

Jane

I don't know if this has been posted, but yesterday at 404's HS graduation speech in Worcester, he told the grads that he was too drunk to remember his own HS graduation.

What a leader! What a role model!

Captain Hate

Are you serious, Jane? Even by his debased standards that is disgusting.

pagar

From the Memeorandum column.

No lesson learned.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/the-absurdity-of-electing-kevin-mccarthy-to-replace-eric-cantor-as-house-majority-leader/article/2549689

" it would be beyond tone-deaf. It would be pure absurdity."

Unbelievable that we are even talking about McCarthy as house Majority leader.

Rick B

Those considering the magnificent 6.3% increase in real GDP over the six year course of the reign of BOzo I need to adjust the level of excitement by some reflection upon the fact population has grown 3.1% in the same period leaving actual growth at 3.2% or slightly more than one half per cent per annum.

Some consideration should also be given to the possibility the NBER inflation numbers may not be quite as accurate as one might wish in this best of all possible worlds.

IOW - the GDP increase may well be a per capita decrease which might account for a certain deficit in optimism here in reality.

Jane

Thanks Derwill, they've been practicing on the power grid so that would not surprise me. It would pretty much kill all of us, I guess.

Good thing we have such a strong leader. He will be devastated if he can't communicate with us regularly I supposed.

Bill, do you believe that story about the videographer?

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Bill, do you believe that story about the videographer?--

To me it looked very long on dot connecting and very short on actual dots.

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

I think he took 3 questions. The MFMers have unleashed a tyrant.

At the very end Obama said something like we aren't going in to build a country with our blood & treasure, just to have them revert to their old ways. They have to want it.

What a concept. We destroy Bibles & don't let them hear or read any new ideas...& then wonder why nothing changes in the Middle East.

And how about we apply that same idea of no more blood & treasure to our own poverty/disfunctional families problems? What good does it do to give 'stuff' to people without demanding some behavioral changes?

DebinNC

"I'm just telling the truth here,", said BOzo to students about not remembering his graduation speaker or the party afterward. The immature comment seemed to be loaded on TOTUS and not in answer to a question.

Tonto

Shameless pitch.

Exasperated

This is like watching lemmings as they walk off a cliff.

Captain Hate

Thanks Deb; the part of not remembering who the graduation speaker was is ok because it was a long time ago and those are usually pretty unexceptional; although it also sends the message that those kids will remember him because everything is always about him. And we'll never be free of his self infatuation.

But the part about not remembering the party afterward is just pure 404 lowlife behavior.

Beasts of England

Kaymer is trying to lap the field at the US Open. He's at -10 with the nearest competitors at -2. Pinehurst No. 2 must really match his game. An impressive display so far...

Rob Crawford

Does anyone believe Zero was drunk at his HS graduation? Stoned, I'd believe -- drunk is too strait-laced and respectable.

Captain Hate

Definitely stoned, Rob.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Boat's docked!

Pinehurst got 1/2 inch of rain last night and if you can throw the ball up in the air, you can throw some darts.

We'll have to see if the wind coming up ahead of the pm showers hampers any challengers from the afternoon groups.

Some Guy

Does anyone believe Zero was drunk at his HS graduation? Stoned, I'd believe

I don't believe either. He was probably a dorky nervous virgin hoping not to trip over the stage, and he's just lying to pretend he was cooler than he was.

lyle

Both, Rob.

NK(withnewsoftware)

This TomM post and Ignatz's and RickB's comments are vitally important, and a grossly underdiscussed point. That 'missing' 9.3% of GDP growth? that means about $1.5TRILLION LESS of economic activity than Obummer's crew projected. Here's a point of agreement with the Progs-- that missing $1.5TRILLION from the USA economy is a big effin' deal. We want the economy bigger to create wealth and opportunity for our kids; the Progs want the extra $1.5TRILLION to tax (extra $400B of federal tax revenue--approx.) It's not there. We all know why it's not there-- Obummernomics. The Progs told us exactly what would happen in 2009-- pass the STIMULUS! ObummerCare, increase taxes on the rich, we'll have an $18TRILLION Economy at the end of 2013-- they GOT all that they demanded politically-- AND THEY WERE WRONG. The country has lost 5 years... we'll never get those back. We have to rubbish Obummernomics NOW so we don't lose anymore time. That ought to be the primary message for '14 elections, and the governing principle for the Repub Congress. Change now or fall further behind-- that's the winning message. Win-- then we can discuss what the Repub Congress ought to do in the Budget.

Captain Hate

He's definitely trying to be thought of as cool, Some Guy, but those Choom Gang photos were from high school, no? And this is Hawaii we're talking about. In the documentary "Beware of Mr Baker", Ginger wanted to relocate to try and break his heroin addiction and when he went to Hawaii he subsequently said it was the worst place in the world to try and get clean.

NK(withnewsoftware)

HS graduation: mine was in '75, at Carnegie Hall. I have no recollection of who the speaker was.

My Gift: I do remember that. a bag of high top '3 stripe' athletic socks and a 5-pack of FOTL underwear from modell's sporting goods. My parents were practical people (and working poor -- although I didn't realize that at the time.)

lyle

Way better men that preznit stoner died in Iraq for nothing. In a just world he'd be dragged out of the WH and dropped into Iraq with nothing but his "winning" smile to persuade the jihadis to cease and desist. Hairplugs could go with him. Ah, hell, Shrillary, Powers, Rice, Carney, Donilon, Rhoads, and The Dude should go along as well. The Evil Ferret, too.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Some guy nails it. Obama's too timid to do graduation in front of his grandparents drunk or stoned. After party? I'll bet my free play money at the casino next week he didn't get invited AT ALL.

jimmyk

well, 6.3%. Ooops.

If it's through 2013, that doesn't even reflect the negative growth in 2014, first quarter.

On the other hand, I think there is a good chance that Q2 will be a temporary positive blip--just a little bounceback from the awful Q1--which will be seized on as evidence of Zero's genius and trumpeted as long as possible till November. Unfortunately for the Dems, the Q3 data will be out by then.

NK(withnewsoftware)

NOT the Evil Ferret IMO. She should be locked away in Max Security solitary like Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.

maryrose

I posted this on the other thread but wanted to repeat it here.
I am so very grateful for the supportive comments of last evening. All of you help me each day more than you know.
Anonmanom: In the 60's a residential facilty,Marymount Hospital helped my mother recover and saved her life as well as the lives of my siblings and me.Sadly today there are temporary stay programs and out patient facilities.Southwest Hospital in Berea,Ohio is one.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Obama's whole life has been lived on the down low. Choom gang was on the down low. Chicago was on the down low. Hell, even his smoking today is on the down low. Barry isn't courageous enough to stand up to the women in his life much less give them pause to rail at him. All his thrills in life are vicariously down low driven to keep that machismo image of himself alive in his own mind. To do otherwise would burst his bubble.

Extraneus

he's just lying to pretend he was cooler than he was.

It's incredible to me that anyone ever considered this dweeb "cool." Really, amazing.

Threadkiller

amazing

Almost fabricated.

Captain Hate

If obama had a foreign policy, it would look like Trayvon Martin.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-469 days left) at June 13, 2014 12:57 PM (4QkZq)

jimmyk

It's incredible to me that anyone ever considered this dweeb "cool."

When you think about the types of people who considered him cool (David Brooks, Ezra Klein, the people who came up with the pajama boy ad, just to name a few), it's considerably less surprising.

Porchlight

GOP House leadership may not have gotten the message (do they ever?), but the House members will have, including Dems.

I'd almost rather see amnesty go down to humiliating defeat then to have the leadership too scared to bring it to a vote...almost.

Captain Hate

Some of you people must have grown up in communities where they drowned geeks at an early age.

Buckeye

No, the Evil Ferret needs a date with Mitch Rapp. Someone might spring her from stir, can't risk that.

NK(withnewsoftware)

CaptH-- Hey...

did you mean 'geeks' or "GREEKS"?

James D.

Unfortunately for the Dems, the Q3 data will be out by then.

Will it? Q3 would end September 30th, right? When would the data be available for that?

Would anyone here be shocked it if were delayed? Or if it was unexpectedly positive, only to require a larger-than-usual correction downward, sometime in December or January?

Buckeye

CH @ 1:06

That's why I didn't hang out at the pool.

Captain Hate

Sorry to have used the squaredance phrase of "you people"; I'll try not to let it happen again. Speaking of our favorite doom and gloom legend in his own mind, where was he to celebrate the defeat of Cantor? I guess he only comes here to yell at us.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Jimmy/JamesD-- the economy stinks. Working people know that. 2Q/3Q won't move the needle.

Some Guy

@1:11pm = classic!

Some Guy

the economy stinks

Unexpectedly!

Captain Hate

NK, not the Greeks; all that olive oil kept you guys afloat.

jimmyk

JamesD, I think the first estimate of Q3 comes out the last week of October. Then it gets revised in November and December. How convenient.

maryrose

Some guy:
Unexpectedly and continuously.

maryrose

CH;
Chelsea was making more than Preezy. That must have made the Clintoons smile...

NK(withnewsoftware)

No... this isn't parody, the LA Times actually published this. Any conservative parody of a Prog Hollywooder wouldn't be this ridiculous: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/527/article/p2p-80489312/

NK(withnewsoftware)

CaptH-- oh now you're going with the olive oil jokes... what's next sponge fisherman?

GMax

2nd Quarter is over in about 2 weeks. Anyone seeing anything on fire around them? Those numbers might be better than the 1st qtr since those were atrocious, but they will be tepid at best.

Captain Hate

NK, I was trying to make an ethnic joke in an unoffensive manner; my apology if I failed.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Economy Stinks, The Jihadis are winning everywhere (except against the Mullahs), the muddle can see it all now plain as day. WWTMD? (What Will The Media Do?) I lived through this before with Dinkins' NYC, when we were so cool to elect a black mayor (I voted for him TWICE.-- I bet Maguire did too!!) Then the Media blamed... New York!! It was all our fault claimed New York Magazine in 1990; we were too dirty, too greedy, to violent... NYC was UNgovernable. Rudy G proved that lie. That will be next for the Prog Media, it's all America's fault.

NK(withnewsoftware)

CaptH-- chill! I never take offense at the olive oil or ouzo or any ethnic cracks. I watch 'Fat Greek Wedding' not as light ROCOM, I watch it as a documentary of my childhood. Just funnin'. OPA.

lyle

That will be next for the Prog Media, it's all America's fault.

Next, you say?

Captain Hate

Thanks, NK, I never know who might be offended by what.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Lyle-- it was all America's fault during Booosh the Media told us, it will be again DESPITE LightBringer. The accross the board Media Meme will be WE , AMERICA, failed LightBringer. LightBringer himself will of course blame OWP (old white people.)

Porchlight

NK's a great sport.

lyle

Clinton spawn pulls down 600 geezles from NBC but don't worry, they're a totally unbiased news source.

maryrose

Lyle: you are corret. It is happening right now.
The Tammy Bruce column is spot on today. Hil is raked over the coals for her those 5 guys are not a threat comment.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Porch, we try. Hey, it's better than going through life miserable as a grievance monger (see Holder, obummer, NOW, and cast of millions.)

lyle

I know, NK. We Americans just don't know how wonderful we have it with our political elites. If the country is turning to merde, well it's because we don't appreciate the brilliance of our betters. It would be sooo much easier for the ruling class if we do what we're told, pay our taxes and shut up.

lyle

LightBringer himself will of course blame OWP (old white people.)

Just "WP" will suffice for him. It has all his life.

Jane

It's incredible to me that anyone ever considered this dweeb "cool." Really, amazing.

I hate to break it to you, but he ran on, and got elected on "cool" and his entire point these days seems to be "hey the democrats are cool and the republicans are mean".

He just hopes no one ever finds out Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, DWS and about 100 other uncool people are his standard bearers.

The real question is how will Hillary convince people she is cool because that's what a great deal of the electorate now votes for.

Threadkiller

Speaking of our favorite doom and gloom legend in his own mind, where was he to celebrate the defeat of Cantor? I guess he only comes here to yell at us.

He is probably playing "ant" to others "grasshopper."

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

"Border agents in Texas warned not to talk to media"

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_OVERLOAD_?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-13-13-49-36

Or what? Will this administration arrest them or shoot them if they talk to the media? Do we still have a free press?

jimmyk

2nd Quarter is over in about 2 weeks. Anyone seeing anything on fire around them?

Doesn't have to be on fire after a -1% or worse Q1. Even if it just gets to 2% above 2013Q4, that will be 3% for Q2. I would wager that will happen. It would still a crappy number (averaging 1% for 2014), but it would be trumpeted as great news by the JEF and his MSM.

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