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NK(withnewsoftware)

Thank you for reading the NYT for us TomM. While I passionately detest what Obummer's crew is doing to the USA, I do really hate the NYT. I hate them because they attack all that is good, especially USA's soldiers sailors and airmen.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- your next thread subject is here. The DC Circuit repeals federal exchanges/subsidies. State Exchanges only. ObummerCare is now up for re-debate.

jimmyk

Not to go off topic, but what's to say about the NY Times? Pathetic.

What's next with the ACA? Apparently there are other similar cases pending? The administration will try to shame states into creating exchanges while taking this to SCOTUS?

daddy

Spent the last few hours reading the local paper and watching hotel TV in Osaka, Japan.

CNN's Amanpour is in full "demonize Israel" mode. She might as well be a spokesperson for Hamas. My guess is that she is happy the Ukranian Rebels have turned over the black boxes so that that story can take a back seat to damning Israel. She ran the clip of John Kerry sarcastically criticizing the israeli targeting as "pinpoint", and used that soundbite to grill an Israeli Defense official about lack of Israeli compassion and why isn't the official outraged that there is such a disparity between the body counts for the 2 sides. Hamas could have written the segment.

Over at the BBC they ran the conference with the UN Chief and Netanyahu. Then they led off with a fairly long segment from a Beeb reporter in Gaza, showing destruction and Palestinian victims, with no commensurate segment on any damage in Israel or any Israel victims. That segment could have been written by Hamas. Then, for apparent balance, they followed that with a discussion of "Social Media" between the 2 sides. They posted an Israeli Govt tweet showing the number 2,040 indicating the number of missile fired into Israel over the last few days. The reporter called that "clinical." Then for the Palestinian side she showed a graphic photo of a distraught Palestinian family, and gave us the names and the occupations and the full details and sob story for the Palestinian side, but nothing commensurate for the Israeli side except the "clinical" tweet.

Earlier I read the joint "dead tree" newspaper here in the hotel, of The Japan Times incorporating The International New York Times.

The Japan Times has on the front page 4 stories on Russia, Putin, the Ukraine and the shot down jet. Then China spying on ongoing US War Games, and Japan citizens abducted by the North Koreans. Israeli and Gaza show up on page 4 of the Japan Times.

In the NYTimes, the front page is 2 Gaza stories with a large above the fold picture of distressed Palestinian civilians. One Ukraine story is on the from page, and 2 remaining stories; on China tensions with Vietnam and some fluff on stressful Corporate jobs.

Overall point, is that the usual suspects in the MSM are back to playing their usual game of lets damn Israel.

jimmyk

A little bit about the dissenting judge (Edwards):

In 2004, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Edwards authored "The Journey from Brown v. Board of Education to Grutter v. Bollinger: From Racial Assimilation to Diversity," 102 Mich. L. Rev. 944 (2004), drawing on his own personal and professional experiences to reflect on racial equality and inequality in America over the past 50 years and pondered the consequences of the shift from racial assimilation to diversity as a means of achieving racial equality.

Apparently in the book he claims (according to Wiki): "Despite his very strong academic record in law school, Edwards had difficulty in finding a job in the legal profession because he was African American. All of the major law firms to which he applied openly rejected him because of his race." (My emphasis.) I find that hard to believe. They said flat out "We won't hire you because of your race"? That was completely illegal in 1965.

centralcal

TM said: That is a shameful job by the Times.

Oh, I dunno - I think most of what they do and have done in recent years is shameful. So, the "job" isn't the only thing shameful - the whole lousy Times media enterprise is!

NK(withnewsoftware)

Good point CC. Everyday is shameful for the NYT.

Cecil Turner

SSG Pitts is a class act. And, at least in this instance, so was the President.

GMax

The first spadeful of dirt was shoveled onto the open grave of Obamacare today.

I come to bury Obamacare not to praise it. Bring me that hammer and stake just to make sure.

James D.

I know it's a sin to wish harm on other people, so I won't say that I hope the NYT goes bankrupt and that every single employee, form the executive suite down to the janitor's closet, loses their job and is forced out onto the streets to beg for enough change every day that they can buy cat food to eat.

I'm not saying that, because I don't want to be the kind of person who says that. But if I were that kind of person, that's exactly what I would say.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I am pleasantly surprised that the Obamaniacs honored SSG Pitts' request. Is it too much to hope for more pleasant surprises from that crew?

Jane

"Apparently in the book he claims (according to Wiki): "Despite his very strong academic record in law school, Edwards had difficulty in finding a job in the legal profession because he was African American. All of the major law firms to which he applied openly rejected him because of his race." (My emphasis.) I find that hard to believe. They said flat out "We won't hire you because of your race"? That was completely illegal in 1965."

Clarence Thomas would say that was true and add, no one believes that with AA you earned those grades. Clarence Thomas thinks AA screws blacks for that reason, and I agree. That's exactly what happened to him when he graduated at the top of his class from Yale law school.

henry

per Iowahawk, AP is reporting Obama intends to ignore the court and keep subsidies flowing.

Is he impeachable yet?

jimmyk

Jane, I don't doubt that that sort of thing happened, but "openly"? Lawyers would know better than to flout the law.

centralcal

Well, henry, calmer voices (certainly not mine, I am with you) say it is legal and usual for things (in this case, subsidies) to proceed as they are until it is either resolved by en banc hearing or taken up by the Supreme Court. In other words, the legal river slowly flows along.

Jane

I'm sure it wasn't "open". Or the guy would have sued.

Comanche Voter

I'm glad that the Obama staff loaded up the TOTUS with the appropriate names.

But I have to tell you, my initial reaction to the photo of Obama draping the Medal of Honor over Sergeant Pitts was revulsion. Obama shouldn't even be in the same room with the likes of Sergeant Pitts.

I can recall an earlier ceremony--I think at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Obama was awarding medals to several men in a platoon. The platoon had been well served by some military dogs in the encounter where the medals were earned. The Secret Service detail would not allow the dogs to be in the room with Obama.

I think the Secret Service knew that military dogs can smell the enemy.

Man Tran on iPhone

the photo of Obama draping the Medal of Honor over Sergeant Pitts was revulsion

That was one of the scenes where Obumbler looked peculiarly orange. Maybe he is trying to outdo Boehner.

narciso

I recall that was why Thomas, went to work for Danforth at the Atty General office, right out of Yale Law.

Pagar

I'm not saying that James D says everything perfectly every time, but
What was said at 11:37 IMO, was said perfectly and Comanche Voter did a perfect addition at 12:24.

Captain Hate

I think the Secret Service knew that military dogs can smell the enemy.

Dogs are good judges of character.

Pagar

Over at Jammie WF there is a report that the IRS has put out a request for
Bid for destruction of 3200 hard drives.

Jane

Holy shit Pagar!

glasater

Don't forget...orange is the new black :-)

Jane

LOL Glas,

I find that show a bit troubling.

glasater

Indeed Jane.

Ignatz

Victor Davis Hanson on the hip hypocritical robber barons in left wing Silicon Valley.

Dan

I have only one comment on your post. I can't argue with what you said other than the title..."He Only Won The Medal Of Honor...."

Sorry, but one does not "win" the Medal of Honor.....one EARNS it through bravery and sacrifice.

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