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NK(withnewsoftware)

"Understated"... this word Pinch uses....

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Goddamit. I clicked on the link and actually read as much as I could.
TM = Lucy
Ignatz = Chuck

James D.

Me, too.

I should know better. The only worthwhile thing in the NYT is the crossword, and even that's not as good anymore since they completely f'ed up the iPad app (under the guise of "improving" it).

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

I don't consider Johnathon Chait a genius but neither do I consider him retarded.
So I can only conclude he is a mendacious little prick for writing schlock like this which so misrepresents Peter Suderman's understated (there's that word again) article that dismantles a misleading survey by the Commonwealth Fund about the joys of Barrycare.

Danube on iPad

They are ignorant of the sensation of embarrassment.

Porchlight

This #@&%*&&*$^$**!! is in my town right now. He's probably just blocks from me. Last night he partied at Robert Rodriguez's castle in West Austin. Before that, my friend's restaurant served him a stupid taco (named El Presidente with special stickers on it with the Obama logo - it was all planned in advance). They were all beaming. Grr.

James D.

Zero is yammering right now, I think (they have Fox News on now in the office, there was just a clip that seemed like it was live).

He was saying something about "let's make college more affordable" before they cut away.

We have two and a half more years of this horrible, evil, disgusting little man as President. I was already depressed today, and just typing those words makes me want to throw myself off the roof.

Danube on iPad

"Thursday at her weekly briefing, House Minority Leader Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked why when she was Speaker of the House she did not move forward on the requests of her members to impeach then-President George W. Bush over the arguments his administration made for entering into war with Iraq in 2003. Pelosi accused Bush of being guilty of impeachable offense saying he 'sent us into a war based on a false representation of the treat of weapons of mass destruction.'"

(Breitbart)

maryrose

This article would be laughable if the situation weren't so tragic.
The crash of 2008 forced me to work an additional 2 years before reitirement.Obama's crazy economic policies have cost me more than 2500 extra per year. I clip coupons and haven't been out to dinner in a while. I can't wait for this loser to exit the WH.
I understand Porch's point about impeachment but I really feel letting the dims and Obama drown in their own fecklessness is a better remedy at this juncture. Once we have the Senate back , it will be veto city for the Anointed One and will devastate any dem chance of a n election victory in 2016.
Was there a more pathetic sight last evening watching that loser trying to wriggle out of the blame for his "Katrina" I felt personally vindicated to hear that Ray Nagin will be imprisoned for 10 years for his misdeeds.
Landrieu should be given her walking papers. Her brother Mitch can always get her a job as assistant to the mayor of New Orleans{himself} or community organizing the new influx of transported illegals along with the faith leaders.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

So what was Nan's answer?

Porchlight

I understand Porch's point about impeachment but I really feel letting the dims and Obama drown in their own fecklessness is a better remedy at this juncture.

I certainly understand the logic of that. I kind of waffle on it. I mainly worry that if we don't use the tools at our disposal when it is righteously appropriate to do so, such as now, we will essentially be giving them up for all time as well as shirking our duty to the country.

To paraphrase The Sarah, if not now, when?

Let's just pray we take the Senate.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

--This #@&%*&&*$^$**!! is in my town right now. He's probably just blocks from me.--

The number of NSA trigger phrases in my head right now that I could respond with is >a bunch.

Porchlight

My bad, the taco was served at the Rodriguez castle:

http://austin.eater.com/archives/2014/07/09/fresas-will-serve-president-obama-a-special-taco-tonight.php

As my grandmother used to say, pukebox.

Now I can't even go to that restaurant anymore and it is pretty good.

boatbuilder

Shorter Cohen: "Hey, Putin only got the Crimea so far, Assad's our ally for now, and Iran hasn't nuked anybody yet! Why would any other country mess with The Lightworker, knowing that John Kerry is on the way? Brilliant!"

Marlene

Hi,I'm back from the woods,driving Mom back to NH tomorrow. I've kept up with the news a bit,but yikes,I'm addicted to JOM and missed you guys!
*So*what did I miss? Obama played pool and smoked a joint? I'm joking of course but honestly,I really think I'm going to live in the woods.

matt

I love the fact that Obama partied with a mysogynistic purveyor of ultraviolent fantasy porn and that no one in the media said a word.

Rodriguez has made a fortune stereotyping Mexican drug dealers,mariachis, convicts and the dregs of society using machine guns with magical 10,000 round magazines, machetes and all sorts of other interesting tools of death.

Just the type of film Malia and Sasha should be watching. I would not be surprised if Obama does a Rob Ford by the end of his administration.

Danube on iPad

Nan said they held off on impeachment for the good of the country.

boatbuilder

You mean Nancy Pelosi suggested impeaching the President over Iraq? Wow, she must have turned into the political equivalent of kryptonite, and her party must have been driven from power.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Is Robert Rodriguez the 'Once Upon a Timein Mexico" and "El Marichi" film guy?

Stephanie

"Bears" live in the woods, Marlene. ;)

Just kidding, the idea of Obama even getting near actual woods much less living in them is laughable.

NK(withnewsoftware)

What Nan actually did was to keep the FarLefties from stupidly pushing for impeachment which would have hurt Dem chances in 2006. Duh....

boatbuilder

Here's a hint, guys--talking about impeachment is not actually the same thing as pursuing impeachment. It does bring attention to the problem of a president who refuses to obey the law. There is no way in hell that the Republicans as a practical matter could succeed with impeachment, and Boehner can say that. That does not mean that it should not be clearly and repeatedly pointed out that Obama has acted lawlessly and continues to do so, and that the ultimate Constitutional remedy if he continues is impeachment. Politics ain't beanbag.

daddy

Good Morning, and an OT for DrJ or JiB or any other scientist/engineers when they show up today.

The WaPo has up this story showing massive Scientific Fraud in a Science Journal: Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’

The fraud is in the Scientific Journal "Journal of Vibration and Control (JVC)."

The WaPo then tells us this:

The field of acoustics covered by the journal is highly technical:

Analytical, computational and experimental studies of vibration phenomena and their control. The scope encompasses all linear and nonlinear vibration phenomena and covers topics such as: vibration and control of structures and machinery, signal analysis, aeroelasticity, neural networks, structural control and acoustics, noise and noise control, waves in solids and fluids and shock waves.

Can DrJ or JiB please explain that in understandable lingo? I am trying to understand if this is talking about huge structures, like earthquake hardened Skyscrapers, or Ocean Oil Derricks, or Nuke Plant Steam Generator Turbines, etc. It is so convolutedly written that I cannot relate it to anything in the real world, and I am trying to figure out if the WaPo is writing it that unclear way for a reason. The wife, a nuclear ddic-current is of with the pup's for about 4 hours so I can't ask her.

My secondary reason for asking is to relate this fraud in publishing process to other "Scientific" fields (ClimateGate, etc). Thanks in advance.

Exasperated

Aw c'mon, folks, let's be rational. Let's lynch them.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

The corruption of peer review within climate science is much more extensive than that WaPo article's subject.

In climate the journals themselves are largely on board in the process of friends and one time collaborators reviewing each others papers and whitewashing serious issues brought to light by independent reviewers.
They don't call themselves the Team for nothing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

--Nan said they held off on impeachment for the good of the country.--

Well they do equate their party and the country so I'll take her at her word.

henry

daddy, ManTran may have the best understanding in that area.

DrJ

daddy,

I thought the journal description was fine! :)

What they are interested in is how to understand vibrations in bodies, measure them, model them and so forth. It isn't clear to me whether this is limited to machines, or if it includes buildings and aircraft and earthquakes ("waves in solids and fluids and shock waves). I'd think all of the things you mention would be included.

Acoustics covers a lot of ground, from those you mentioned, to mufflers, sound-proofing, sound production/reproduction, sound suppression (think submarines and aircraft) and so on. Usually mechanical engineers do this sort of work.

I have an interest in acoustics because the linear regions are described by the second-order wave equation; a lot of work that I do gives rise to first-order wave equations. Much of the behavior is similar, so the more extensive acoustics literature is useful on occasion.

narciso

so 88 pounds of low grade, (they tell us) uranium, has stolen from Mosul U, I'm sure Cohen will chalk up that as a win as well.

GMax

Judge Sullivan holds IRS to account:

The IRS must file a declaration under oath regarding the missing Lerner e-mails by August 10. Meanwhile, attorneys from both sides will meet, under the supervision of magistrate judge John M. Facciola, to discuss alternate methods of recovering e-mails allegedly lost in Lois Lerner’s 2011 hard-drive crash.

Via NRO

cathyf

For those of us old enough to remember Maxwell Smart, the detailed plans for building a Cone Of Silence would probably be found in Journal of Vibration and Control

matt

Yes, NK. And also Machete Kills, Machete Kills II, Sin City, Sin City II, and similar films.

Dave (in MA)

daddy, what do you mean fraud in ClimateGate?

Did you see the WUWT link last night? The UN published a paper that demonstrates that the principal driver of CO2 emissions is CO2 emissions. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/07/09/diving-into-the-deeps-of-decarbonization/#more-112703

narciso

Well Machete Kills will likely drive the franchise straight to video, and deep sixed what's left of Mel Gibson's career

maryrose

Congrats to Mrs.RickB!
Kudos for your support RickB.

MM; I prayed for you and your family at Mass this morning.
Everything will change, once we have the Senate. Hunting on Federal land bill went down to defeat today.
WRT Cochran- I want the voter fraud exposed. However if Thad still wins by a few votes we have to accept the result.
Thad reminds me of Strom Thurmond in that he doesn't know when to retire.
RNC and Rove owe McDaniel big time and need to make this up to him in the future by supporting his candidacy for rep or other positions of influence.

DrJ

Dave,

That Watt's Up post is a cheap shot. It is very common in science and engineering to break up quantities into other parts. Indeed, if the units would not cancel properly, that would be a cause for concern.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Matt, thanks-- Old robert R certainly holds women in high esteem in his films, they are all hookers, waitreses or mass murderers.

lyle

Yes, congrats to the missus, RickB. That's a huge accomplishment.

Jane

Marlene if go live in the woods you will really miss us!

I'm telling you, the most important thing in the impeachment argument, is that no one now calls you a "racist" for bringing it up. That's progress.

Stephanie

Prayers for Miss M.

NK(withnewsoftware)

'Machete Kills'-- did that have the murdering priest and fornicating nun?

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

If they had impeached Bush for Iraq and the WMD issue, could he have called Sen. Jay Rockefeller as his key defense witness?

Ironincally, for the first time ever, I took Frederick to a local Taco Bell for lunch today. Out of the blue he said how much he likes Mexican (I do fish tacos for dinner sometime). I believe it was all subliminal since we were driving around on errands listening to Rush and his take on the border invasion.

I had never been to a Taco Bell in 25 years or more and it was packed including some Chicano types. Lots of people listening to Rush today and got hungry, I guess:)

daddy,

Vibration and control is outside my area of expertise but I know a guy who owns a sex toy shop and I'll ask him his opinion:)

Stephanie

Interesting:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee861123%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx

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Stephanie

Vibration and control is outside my area of expertise but I know a guy who owns a sex toy shop and I'll ask him his opinion:)

LOL!!!

Porchlight

I'm telling you, the most important thing in the impeachment argument, is that no one now calls you a "racist" for bringing it up. That's progress.

I do sort of sense among the progs that criticism of Zero doesn't get the "completely out of bounds" reaction that it once did. He was once categorically off-limits; now they say things like "well at least he's better than the Republicans."

narciso

shocking I know:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/07/three-of-six-israeli-jews-arrested-in-teen-murder-released-since-not-involved/

going through Timmerman's book, haven't reached the improbably bits,

narciso

they called Hasadi and Bin Qumu, 'the Die Hard gang' these were the people, Stevens enlisted to train the rebels,

maryrose

narcisoL: Have they captured the thugs that killed those 3 Jewish teenagers yet?
I would like the pushback from Israel to be intense. They stated it {Hamas} and Israel should finish it. 2 state solution. Everyone keeps the land they have now. No return permitted. Live and let live.

Threadkiller
Society of Professional Journalists Improving and protecting journalism since 1909

Letter urges President Obama to be more transparent

http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253

They are embarrassed at the sensation of ignorance.

lyle

Taranto goes for the groaner:

Now the Hollywood Reporter brings us the news that the 77-year-old Redford will star in a forthcoming picture as a superannuated disgraced journalist--though apparently playing him as a hero: "Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power."

That book was written by Rather's producer, who like him has stood behind the fraudulent story that ended both of their relationships with CBS. Could there be a worse name for this project than "Truth"? OK, "True Lies" is taken, but what in the world is wrong with "Planet of the Mapes"?

centralcal

Yeah, lyle, but I still want to know who is gonna play Cahrles Jhonson?

Captain Hate

RNC and Rove owe McDaniel big time and need to make this up to him in the future by supporting his candidacy for rep or other positions of influence.

I'm sure they don't see it that way. Fox is already in on the code of silence about it so I'm thinking McDaniel is one of the unpeople of Jesusland to the RNC.

Porchlight

He already has a Grammy, right lyle? For reading the book that Bill Ayers wrote.

lyle

Himself, cc. He hates us icky conservatives bad enough. Maybe he can help with the soundtrack if he still has his chops.

lyle

Just so, Porch.

Hit the link for AP's prediction--an all together quite believable scenario.

narciso

yes but that was before he came back from the underverse, and started warning of the Flemish
menace,

lyle

As far as Redford's roman a clef, I rest assured he's already interviewing chimps for W's cameo.

Threadkiller

Ann Coulter:


There's no reason to think that a majority of Mississippi Republicans didn't want Cochran as their nominee. A lot of them might not have bothered to vote in the first primary, on the assumption that the long-serving, popular incumbent was not at risk,..

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/07/09/coulter-mcdaniel-al-gore/12431857/

She must have access to an Annenberg snapshot poll we haven't seen.

narciso

Redford looked suitably amphibian in Winter Soldier,

Stephanie

Steve Stockman:

We just filed a resolution directing the Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt. Statement coming in minutes.

Rick B

"my friend's restaurant served him a stupid taco"

How in the world will we know if it's working?

lyle

Subtle, RB. Very subtle.

Porchlight

Ha, Rick. Excellent.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Seize Lois Lerner? Cool-- where does she file a Habeas Petition? Separation of Powers? BUY POPCORN.

cathyf

The House has a gaol in its basement, right?

fdcol63

No immunity for Lois. She should be punished as a lesson for others who would abuse their power.

lyle

Guess who:

"Civil Service Exam

ICE holding center in TX can't handle 50k unaccompanied kids.
Do you

(a) bus 1000 miles to CA

(b) bus 10 miles to Mexico"


lyle

Another from the horde:

These migratory creatures move about in a northern direction seeking sustenance and a voter registration form.
Posted by: David Attenborough at July 09, 2014 07:11 PM (mETGQ)

iqvoice

I used to work with some acoustics people at NASA. Acoustic dampening is an important part of dealing with rocket and jet engines, and progress in the field has led to todays much quieter jet aircraft.

A scandal of this size is a big deal.

Dave (in MA)

The Occupy movement apparently is branching out into rural areas. http://goo.gl/bHRlFz

Porchlight

You really have to look at the pics in pagar's link of Obama at the meeting with Perry. Words fail.

Porchlight

Actually I have many words but I'm trying to restrain myself.

Captain Hate

Has anybody told Coulter that McDaniel got around 25,000 more Republican votes than McDaniel? I think that number was readily available a day after the election.

Captain Hate

than Cochran.

Porchlight

Apparently not, Cap'n.

I defended Coulter on the "hate soccer" column because I thought it was funny. This is just stupid. McDaniel beat Cochran among Republicans twice. He stomped him in the runoff. It took 30,000 Democrat votes to put Cochran over by 6K. You simply cannot make the case that Republican primary or runoff voters preferred Cochran.

Captain Hate

I'll never badmouth a soccer hating column but Coulter may as well join Jen Rubin and K-Pork on the cheerleading squad for Team RINO.

lyle

Think Zero's time in office will be a mere footnote in the future? Think again:

http://city-journal.org/2014/eon0704mh.html

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Forget scabies and resistant TB.

The State is the disease, DC is the vector and the host is the USA.

Coulter and virtually anyone else with exposure to the principle vector is a Typhoid Mary all their own, even though incubation for symptoms vary.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

The comments were a frickin hoot, Steph. :P

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

No immunity for Lois. She should be punished as a lesson for others who would abuse their power.

I totally agree.

Stephanie

Oh holy @#$@...

Can't someone help that poor man? Too bad he's not a dog. :)

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/karl-rove-gop-work-with-obama-108760.html?hp=l7

Jane

Does anyone remember the date of the tea party rally we all met at. It wasn't the 9/12 rally, was it?

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

Coulter is an idiot and always has been. She sells her schictkt as a hard ass convservative but she is really a pop star kiind of talking head because she says shit everyone goes AHHHH over. Same for Biill O'Reilly. Another complete asshole.

lyle

How do put this delicately? Hmm, how about: fuck you, Rove.

rich@gmu

not so fast NK:

>>>Congress has three formal methods by which it can combat non-compliance with a duly issued subpoena. Each of these methods invokes the authority of a separate branch of government. First, the long dormant inherent contempt power permits Congress to rely on its own constitutional authority to detain and imprison a contemnor until the individual complies with congressional demands.

>>>While there is no
express provision of the Constitution or specific statute authorizing the conduct of congressional
oversight or investigations, the Supreme Court has firmly established that such power is essential
to the legislative function as to be implied from the general vesting of legislative powers in Congress.11 The broad legislative authority to seek and enforce informational demands was unequivocally established in two Supreme Court rulings arising out of the 1920’s Teapot Dome
scandal.

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34097.pdf

they could have jailed her when she made her first frivolous claim of 5th amendment protection.

read the whole Inherent Contempt section including footnotes-it is delicious. Congress could actually jail her in DC under their Inherent powers. Habeas would be available but limited.

Run 2 parallel investigations: jail her for contempt in one and fine her for contempt in the other.


rich@gmu

acoustic testing yeah Mil Std 810.

someone turn the volume to 11.

narciso

her last book was a collection of columns, that unintentionally showed her decline,

Rove fancies himself Mark Hanna, Hanna got results,

Captain Hate

Rove should just come clean and admit that he, along with the Bush family, eradicated by design every trace of Reagan from the Republican party.

rich@gmu

>>>
You really have to look at the pics in pagar's link of Obama at the meeting with Perry. Words fail.

Posted by: Porchlight | July 10, 2014 at 05:10 PM<<<

he looked doped up. and Perry looked like he wanted to punch him.

Stephanie

This is interesting:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/how-greg-gutfeld-got-around-fox-news-impeachment-graphic-ban/

Fox news has issues with graphics including the word 'impeachment.'

F em and the Hume they rode in on.

Stephanie

#amiblackenough on Twitter today...

http://twitchy.com/2014/07/09/harry-reids-latest-racist-gaffe-has-people-asking-him-amiblackenough/

Here's to the alleged pederast's continued mocking.

GMax

If this is correct Stockman is all by himself, at least so far.

Republican Congressman Steve Stockman has officially filed a motion today to have former IRS official Lois Lerner arrested. In the press release announcing the move, Stockman trolls Democrats a bit by pointing out Nancy Pelosi once talked about arresting Karl Rove.

Stockman declares, “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke. The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration. How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked? It is up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President.”

Stockman calls on fellow Republicans to get behind this measure, lest they want to join the Democrats in “mocking the House and breaking the law.”

Captain Hate

he looked doped up. and Perry looked like he wanted to punch him.

I don't know how wide exposure those pictures will get with the MFM in the "protect 404" mode of operation, but if people understood the border situation and saw that reaction, impeachment is probably the mildest thing they'd want.

Jane

The most interesting thing I've read today (perhaps because it confirms everything I've thought for awhile.)

Obama's strange dependence on Valerie Jarrett...

suzy

Well, I thought he looked stoned. Maybe the choom the person in Denver offered him?

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