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August 02, 2014

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Robin, at least we're fighting

Oh my, good morning.

Robin, at least we're fighting

Tom Marino of Pennsylvania spoke truth to power yesterday.

Jane

That video is a riot Robin.

Jane

The House passes legislation that says Obama cannot pass by executive order amnesty. The Senate will not take it up of course. And undoubtedly Obama will order amnesty. The hubris is stunning.

Jack is Back!

Repost from prior thread:

Rogozin is the deputy PM. Maybe Slo Joe should shop a pic of him skinny dipping next to one of Rogozin?

Jack is Back!

Robin's video once and for all provides absolute proof that botox causes insanity. (Another proof is John Kerry).

Robin, at least we're fighting

JIB, some strains of liberalism do not even require Botox. I am surrounded by the insane.

Nice to see you all. I've been lurking, but had nothing of interest to share.

Miss Marple

Hi, Robin! I never have much of interest to share, either. People are nice here and put up with me, though.

Robin, at least we're fighting

I will say that the most depressing thing I've read all week is Judith Levy's Ricochet post "A View From Here." I've gone from strongly disliking our president to actively hating him. I can't believe what he has wrought over there.

Robin, at least we're fighting

MM, I always enjoy your point of view and commentary. Plus, we share similar interests - antiques and, as I seem to remember from a thread long ago, English shepherds. Mine is called Jasper. He's a pip.

Miss Marple

No kidding, Robin, you have an English shepherd? Mine's name is Maggie.

Smart as all get-out, aren't they?

Miss Marple

I am sure sorry I missed seeing Nancy Pelosi's melt-down last night! Apparently it was quite the talk of Twitter.

Captain Hate

Reposted from the dead thread:

Looks like the donks are trying to run Celeste v2.0 against Kasich. The Party with no pants:

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/08/revelations_interrupt_a_day_of.html#incart_m-rpt-1

Miss Marple

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/barney-frank-obama-lie_n_5642132.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Barney Frank is appalled that the Obama administration "just lied to people."

Of course I am astounded that Barney is finally getting a clue, but it IS important that he is saying this to the Huffington Post.

Jane

" I've gone from strongly disliking our president to actively hating him.

My animus has really deepened this week. I think we are past the point of return.

Miss Marple

I simply cannot watch him on television. I would happily subscribe to a news channel which promised to never show a clip of him talking.

narciso

With Barney, I don't believe it, remember he wanted single payer, he knows you need to cripple the current system to get there.

When daddy gets back, the whole 'demand' struck me like a plea out of "leave it to Beaver:

'Gee Mr, Hamas, if you would be so kind, as to release my friend, Hadal, I would really appreciate it.'

Captain Hate on the iPad

Add me to the list of people who actively avoid seeing or listening to 404.

Old Lurker

"but had nothing of interest to share."

Never stopped me!

Old Lurker

I only hear a word or two by accident as I punch the Juan Button as fast as I can.

Miss Marple

Clarification on Barney: He admits they lied, and is appalled because it is bad politics, as in making people mistrustful of Obamacare and causing everyone in the administration more problems.

HOWEVER, he does use the word "lied" and he does admit Obama lied about Obamacare.

I look for progress in small steps.

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

from MM's 9:03 link -
"Frank told HuffPost. "My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don't volunteer the whole truth in every situation."

What a liar.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/07/barney-frank-was-present_n_349648.html

Barney Frank: POT BUST Took Place With Congressman Present

"The Boston Globe reports that Frank was on the front porch and told police that he never saw the plants and would not have recognized them. Frank repeated those remarks to Boston TV station FOX25, saying he would not recognize the plants because "he is not a great outdoorsman" and "would not recognize most plants.""

The pot story is another example of our "news" media not reporting some things. The bust happened in 2007....but it wasn't reported in the MFM until 2009!

Extraneus

MARCO RUBIO DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CAMPUS DUE PROCESS

Noting the bill’s requirement for campus support services for accusers, Schow asked Rubio what the bill would do for the accused. After all, if the senators had any concern with due process, they would want to ensure, as Schow’s question noted, that there would be someone on campus providing accused students “with information on what they can do to provide for their own defense,” and that accused students would be “informed of their rights.” Schow also asked a key question: “Will those rights be under the law (due process) or under campus rules?”

The one-sentence response of Rubio’s spokesperson, Alex Conant? “This bill does not address this issue.” So much for even the pretense of fairness.

Schow’s question elicited a second intriguing response. The Examiner reporter wanted to know, under the bill’s terms, whether college officials or local law enforcement would have the most “authority” over the investigation.

The spokesperson’s response? Neither. “The victim will have the most authority.” But, of course, at the investigation stage (the time-frame in the question), there is no “victim”: there’s an accuser and an accused student. If the allegation turns out to be false, the “victim” would be the falsely accused student. But in Rubio’s mind, it appears that the accuser is always the victim. Since Rubio believes that “the victim will have the most authority,” does that authority include the power to close down an investigation if the college or police conclude the “victim” has lied?

Robin, at least we're fighting

MM, he is the smartest dog we've ever had. Of course, he's up against some real John Kerry's of the canine world. We haven't done any formal training with him, but he's learned what we need him to know - perimeters of the property, sit, down and stay when we're out of the fenced area, and where the sheep and chicken belong and should not be. He's our Beta Enforcer, lol.

Jane, animus is a much nicer way to put it. I'll have to remember to use that with my kids. Last week I was out with some LIV liberal friends and one of them (she can't leave her phone in her bag due to kid issues) got the emergency email about the Obama impeachment threat. Two other friends piped up with, "Oh, they just want money," in voices dripping with disdain. Could it be permeating how bad this guy is?

James D.

I read the Judith Levy piece and it makes me despair. This is so true:

Our enemies try to kill us while hiding behind the bodies of their own children, and we are heaped with opprobrium when those children are killed in the crossfire. Does anyone think we are not filled with anguish over dead Gazan civilians? Does anyone believe we want to kill a single Gazan child? The only option we are to be permitted is not to respond at all: to turn the other cheek, to let them savage us with impunity and then bare our throats for the final slaughter. There has never in the history of human warfare been an army as conscientious about avoiding civilian casualties as the IDF, but facts don’t matter. Jews are fighting back, and that is not to be tolerated.

I truly do not understand the insane hatred of not just the state of Israel, but of the Jewish people. It's irrational; it's like some sort of disease.

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

and speaking of liars. this is interesting with the Pelosi going berserk story -

"George [Pelosi staff] added that “Pelosi accepted the Congressman’s apology.”

But Marino’s chief of staff, Bill Tighe, stressed that Marino did not apologize to Pelosi, and will not apologize.

“[Rep. Marino] did not apologize to Leader Pelosi and does not intend to do so as he has nothing to apologize for. She was entirely out of line in approaching him while he was recognized and delivering remarks on the Floor,” Tighe wrote in an email. “Her staff’s comment in your story about her accepting his apology in simply not true.”"

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/08/pelosi-chases-republican-tom-marino-across-house-chamber/

Pelosi goes berserk & her staff has to set up a lie to save face.

Ignatz

--I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth.--

Anybody who feels the need to tell you how honorable they are probably just lifted your wallet, and I can't think of anyone whose hand I would less like in my pocket.

Robin, at least we're fighting

Hmm, some commas might have helped in that second paragraph.

A friend of mine is serving on the local Ivy's "rape" board. I asked her why the local law enforcement isn't good enough and she responded that there wasn't enough evidence against the accused. I responded with, "Wow, as the mother of sons, that must really concern you that the a campus entity can have override our current system." She stammered a bit about how unfair it was to the "victim" to have to go to the police in a he said/she said situation. I'm glad my son wants to attend a trade certification program.

Ignatz

--Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’--

Finally, some honesty about his speeches, and it's from the folk himself.

Extraneus

Does anyone think we are not filled with anguish over dead Gazan civilians? Does anyone believe we want to kill a single Gazan child?

Every one of which would slit your throat in a second.

narciso

your contributions here, are very valuable, miss marple, don't diminish them, both in the quality of your links, but also simple human insights

Ignatz

Ex's 9:37 is by KC Johnson of Duke Lacrosse fame and worth reading.
Seems to me there are some serious constitutional issues being raised and some serious liability issues for any universities so inclined to try and railroad innocent suspects.

narciso

It's the Costanza affect. there are some folks I have to come to disdain by proxy, one of those is former FBI agent, Ali Soufan, about
5 years ago, he 'confessed' to the treatment of that poor misunderstood lad, Abu Zubeydah,
it turns out his partner, Greg Gaudin, was not so verklempt about it.

narciso

Gaza City, is much like that slum of Riyadh, featured in the Kingdom, where the FBI investigative team is caught in a crossfire,
which is to say, much like many urban areas
here, where there is a pathological hatred of law enforcement,

sbw

We tortured some folks

Every time he speaks.

sbw

As I caught up this morning I wondered if anywhere else in the world there was a blog with the range and capacity of this one.

Thank you, TM and company.

matt

I think we can count on Russian tanks rolling across the Ukrainian border the day after Obama sets foot on Martha's Vineyard. Congress is out and Kerry will probably somewhere off the coast of Rhode Island on the S.S. Tax Dodge.

I had some interaction with the local university police not long ago and asked them about campus rape. He had been on the force for 15 years and said that the statistics hadn't changed. The definitions had.

In a society where overall, violent crime rates have dropped by 50% per capita it is very hard to believe that our young male population, who are already undergoing pussification far more than when I was young are now monsters.

Ignatz

If every Republican even very slightly thinking about running for Pres in 2016 started saying and meant it,
"you know I have come to agree with the Dems and Barry. If elected I'll make the ACA mean whatever I want it to mean and will direct the IRS to do as well. And I'll issue EOs on immigration and any other subject which strikes my fancy and dare congress to sue me and whine about impeachment. Good times ahead",
the Dems would be in a bit of a pickle (speaking of) would they not?

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

The Judith Levy link - http://ricochet.com/view/

A View From Here

Miss Marple

I have revised my opinion of the campus rape bill. I was under the mistaken impression that it would make universities accountable for safety and sexual predator monitoring and such.

Instead, this just encourages women to view themselves as helpless victims and railroad innocent guys with no consequences for lying.

So, I do not think it is a good idea, either.

And I can see I will have to have a talk with grandson this winter, as he goes to college next fall. (Parents will avoid this as mom is more liberal and son hasn't a clue.)

Extraneus

Rubio is an unforced error machine.

Really. He's turning out to be an idiot, or is that a moron? I forget.

Apparently he was able to memorize some conservative platitudes and take that all the way to the Senate. Not bad for an imbecile.

Miss Marple

Extraneus, I am reminded of an old Victorian saying, helpful when judging character:

"Deeds, not words."

Any moron can be trained to quote Reagan and sound sincere while doing so. (See Hollywood for countless examples, such as Harrison Ford playing an heroic figure in Air Force One.)

But actually ACTING in accordance with those words, well, that's a different story. You there fore need to look to people like Tony Abbott of Australia or Governor Walker of Wisconsin (whom I think are quite alike in governing and temperament).

narciso

Conant, was previously one of Tpaw's top men,
so therein lies the problem, if you don't actually read the bill, it seems a reasonable
response to a pressing problem, if you don't
review the statistics either.

Extraneus

"Deeds, not words."

I like "Smart, not dumb," too.

Here's Rubio, with hopes of running for president - as a conservative. First he shoots one foot off with the gang of 8, and now... How does he plan to attract conservatives to this campus b.s. issue?

He's a fool.

Jane

Could it be permeating how bad this guy is?

I keep hearing the problem is - he didn't go far enough. So, probably not.

AliceH

Missouri stands alone in refusing to establish a prescription drug database:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/us/missouri-alone-in-resisting-prescription-drug-database.html

NYT with fists flying on how awful this is. I don't object to the official goals - but given my lack of faith in the competence, security, motives or execution and enforcement for government databases, I have to say I'm more relieved than concerned here. Wish I knew some of these Drs who hand out Rx's like candy. They don't seem to work hereabouts.

AliceH

It just occurred to me... maybe those prescription writers only over-prescribe to those on M'care or M'caid. Private insurance would be more likely to scrutinize/question the appropriateness.

Ignatz

--I keep hearing the problem is - he didn't go far enough.--

That's always the diagnosis by ideologues when their ideology fails;
Lenin just didn't kill enough czarists, Hitler just didn't gas enough Jews, Stalin didn't kill enough zeks and kulaks, Mao didn't liquidate an adequate number of running dog lackeys.

If Barry would just issue sufficient EOs and violate enough laws it would suddenly and kind of magically all come together.

Threadkiller

I thought Rubio was uniquely qualified to be President.

matt

"Pill Mills" are common in a number of states, especially Florida. Prescription drug addiction is now the leading cause of death by overdose.

There is also a tendency to overprescribe a lot of drugs. We are a medication nation.

The dangerous drugs include narcotic painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin, sedatives and tranquilizers like Xanax or Valium, and stimulants like Dexedrine, Adderall or Ritalin.

Many of the drug databases don't work very well. Bad software and poor oversight. Government wants to "do something" but then they don't fund it and it gets bogged down in bureaucracy and sometimes government incompetence.

It's a good idea. We had a doctor here recently who was responsible for at least 3 deaths who was writing hundreds of prescriptions per day. She's going to prison now.

narciso

this is why we call your show Morning Joke;

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/08/02/simple-talk-for-the-simple-minded/

occasionally someone with real insight like Dan Silva shows up, but that's really rare.

Captain Hate

Pelosi goes berserk & her staff has to set up a lie to save face.

Her staff tells her nothing but lies to make the delusional bat believe she doesn't look like an idiot. "How did I look on the chat show this morning?" "As good as ever." Ok I guess that's not a lie per se.

Captain Hate

occasionally someone with real insight like Dan Silva shows up, but that's really rare.

Kristol makes sporadic appearances to slatter F Chuck and ridicule the show for doting on Jon Huntsman.

James D.

I have revised my opinion of the campus rape bill. I was under the mistaken impression that it would make universities accountable for safety and sexual predator monitoring and such.

See, here's the difference between your average poster here on JOM and the people (if that's the proper description) who are governing our country.

MM, you know, actually looked into the "campus rape prevention" bill and what it actually does, and came to a logical conclusion that it's a bad bill that will do nothing to actually prevent rapes on campuses, and on top of that will either cause or exacerbate other problems.

That's because MM is a thinking, reasoning adult, like all the other regulars here.

And yet, somehow, we're the "crazies" and "whacko birds" and teabaggers and whatever else the Dems and the GOPe and the MSM are calling us, and Marco Rubio is a heroic bipartisan hero who deserves the utmost respect for crossing across the aisle to Get Something Done.

Captain Hate

Instead, this just encourages women to view themselves as helpless victims and railroad innocent guys with no consequences for lying.

It's worse than just that; a guy can get railroaded for doing absolutely nothing and even if found innocent in the kangaroo court the accusation will still be on his record. F.I.R.E. does yeoman work to address this but their resources are limited. The Cuban Combover has permanently lost me on this one.

AliceH

Prescription drug addiction is now the leading cause of death by overdose.

I do hate those responsible for this (which, I note, is often NOT the doctors but the "patients" who fake pain and sell their drugs to abusers), because it puts a sometimes insurmountable barrier between legitimate sufferers and relief. THAT is the situation I have seen first hand. A Dr's refusal to prescribe even a 2 days worth of vicodin to my friend meant suffering over a year of cumulative sleepless agony. (A "good night" meant sleeping 2 hours). Vicodin was indicated for his diagnosis - they just didn't want to go to the trouble of the extra paperwork. I don't know that I'll ever forgive them for that.

Jack is Back!

Since I actually voted for Rubio both in the primary and the general I would like to remind you of the alternative Charlie Cheetah or Kendrick Meek. Not saying he is right on campus rape because it is such over-reach its nanny state meddling because they can tie it to Fed funds.

But consider the alternative.

Rick B

Since Rubio was already off my short list, his sponsorship of the Rosie Roundheel's Regrets bill just moves him to the "support primary challenger" list. Do his advisers specialize in bad advice or is he just a simpleton?

Captain Hate

You had no good choice, JiB, although for a short period of time he seemed like a good 'un. Rick at the very least he has extremely poor judgement in advisers. I've given him enough rope to circle the globe and it's time to acknowledge his overwhelmingly disqualifying deficiencies.

DebinNC

Compared to FL senators I can recall - Bill Nelson, Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles - Rubio seems to be as conservative as FL is willing to elect. Neither of my GA Senators is a JOM qualified conservative. The guy wanting to fill Saxby "Gang of" Chambliss" seat cites Sen. Bob "Gang of" Corker (TN) as his model. Reality trumps purity imo.

Ignatz

--Kristol makes sporadic appearances to slatter F Chuck and ridicule the show for doting on Jon Huntsman.--

MSNBC, like Fauxcahontas, really only hates the super-rich who disagree with them;
map of the richest person in each state.
Jon Huntsman Sr #1 in UT.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Oh boy, the purity canard. Reagan supported amnesty but wasn't accused of RINO behavior despite what the revisionists now say.

narciso

yes, his previous skill was wrangling cats in the Florida leg, which is one step above Alaska's, sans polar bears

Dublindave

"The House passes legislation that says Obama cannot pass by executive order amnesty. The Senate will not take it up of course. And undoubtedly Obama will order amnesty. The hubris is stunning"

The bill you support calls for the deportation of men and women who have served this country honorably.

Democrats will not allow that to happen. This President will not allow that to happen.

Old Lurker

Rick "Do his advisers specialize in bad advice or is he just a simpleton?"

Rubio continues to audition for a top leadership role in GOPe so those missteps are mandatory.

DebinNC

Oh boy, the purity canard

canard:
a : a false or unfounded report or story; especially : a fabricated report
b : a groundless rumor or belief

Old Lurker

Waltons in three states.

Impressive.

narciso

well he's got one of Cheney's men, Conda as chief of staff, I believe, so many tripwires
are set forth ahead of them.

Dublindave

Waltons in three states.

Impressive.


Soon it'll be 52 and then the GOP can return to their roots; Monarchists.

narciso

Perdue is a management consultant, who's run divisions of Sara Lee, Reebok et al, aspects of Cain and Romney in that mix.

JULY

That was an interesting map but it could be better. At a first or quick glance a person might think that the red states on the map indicate that the richest person in the state is a Republican. It would be interesting to see the map reworked with each state colored the same color as the richest person's political affiliation. Depending on how the map turned out, it could be a handy tool that Republicans could use to battle the hypocritical 1% accusations.

Ignatz

--Soon it'll be 52 and then the GOP can return to their roots; Monarchists.

Posted by: Dublindave | August 02, 2014 at 11:40 AM--

Heh. The monarchists are the ones who stand up for the bill of rights while the guys who bring you speech codes and gun confiscation and putting churches under the thumb of the government and cheer at Barry's imperial scepter are presumably the freedom fighters.
WeeDavey Hale on the gallows;
"Give me an EBT or give me...well, an EBT dammit, I'd rather hang than switch."

hit and run

Ig:
Anybody who feels the need to tell you how honorable they are probably just lifted your wallet

Not to mention the guy who accepts his party's primary nomination in part by telling you...
"I face this challenge with profound humility".

How humble is a guy who tells you that his is . . . profound?

And of course, he tells you how humble he is right before proclaiming that the moment he is accepting the nomination is the moment we can look back and tell our children that our planet began to heal.

Extraneus

Perhaps Rubio can explain the legal reasoning behind the bill. After all, rape victims have no other recourse while in college. It's left to the Senate to help them.

Soylent Red

Instead, this just encourages women to view themselves as helpless victims and railroad innocent guys with no consequences for lying.

This is why young women in blue hells/blue hell universities are having problems finding men to date. Why would a young man put himself in that kind of precarious position when there are free internet and paid...erm, alternatives? Before long, premarital sex is going to require written contractual agreements, notarized, and reviewed by a panel of jurists to ensure you are in legal compliance.

When you think about it, laws like this may eventually encourage young men to keep it somewhat more zipped up until after marriage. Out of an instinct for self preservation. Sort of like "Do I keep it zipped up, or do I stick my junk in this oh-so-inviting light socket?"

If Barry would just issue sufficient EOs and violate enough laws it would suddenly and kind of magically all come together.

There's still two years left. He will become increasingly fascist and unitary as we approach 2017. I would not be surprised to see 1000 EOs issued during his last two weeks in office.

Then again, I would not be surprised to see him attempt to repeal the 22d Amendment by EO so he could have more time to fuck things up and golf on our dime.

AliceH

We have a virtually meaningless primary in MO next Tuesday. My plan to vote D (which is where all the action is) has been thwarted by an actual honest-to-goodness Republican challenger to our lone Republican office holder on the ballot. Drat.

We also have 5 Constitutional Amendments (will have 4 more in November). That'll be 3 No's, and 2 I-don't-really-care Yes's. Only one really matters ("temporary" tax increase - that has built in easy extensions) and it's not likely to pass.

Miss Marple

Richest person in Indiana is Gayle Cook, widow of William Cook who founded a medical device company in 1963 (out of their apartment in Bloomington).

I actually had to look her up. Very low key and never see her name in the press. I see they put a lot of money into restoring French Lick and West Baden Springs, endowed the IU Music School, and have an award named after them at the Indiana Landmarks Foundation.

Apparently neither Cooks meddled in public policy, as far as I can tell.

anonamom

Re: that "one in five females on campus is raped," which I heard come out of Kristin Gillibrand's mouth the other day:

That is absolutely NOT the case.

Some "sexual assault" survey, which included unwanted touching and kissing, came up with that 20% number.


That means getting swatted on your butt counted.

Somebody copping a feel has not RAPED anybody.

Rick B

OL,

Rubio reminds me of Norm Coleman. He's a first termer who can't walk past a microphone and his political acumen suffers greatly from a lack of study on the general benefit of silence in cases where talking is simply too revelatory.

DebinNC,

He may be a good fit for Florida but his grandstanding does not augur a long career in the Senate.

Beasts of England

With apologies to Carnac the Magnificant

A: Dustin Johnson's nostrils, the Mexican border, Paris Hilton's legs.

Q: Name three things that are wide open.

MarkO

The Campus Rape Bill is simply another method of short-circuiting Constitutional rights. Title IX is supplanting the 4th and 5th Amendments, giving universities power no Federal Judge ever had.

Rape is a serious crime and should be treated as such, not as a violation of a code of conduct, like spitting on the grass.

rse

Soylent-it is worse than that. It leaves accused males with little recourse from retaliatory accusations. Meanwhile Red tells me that the very real problem of doctored drinks and sexual assault leaves those female victims with little recourse either.

She was telling me of someone who ultimately left college after discovering the egregious situations that do involve actual intent coupled to assault are something colleges do not want to deal with. She has heard the same from friends at other school.

Ignatz

It's only a matter of time until it comes to 100% when they include microaggressions and microassaults.
Interesting to note that Chester Pierce, highly honored and influential Hahvahd psychiatrist and noted crank who first coined the term is quoted thusly;

"Every child in America entering school at the age of 5 is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teacher to make all these sick children well- by creating the international child of the future”

Must be an acquaintance of rse.

narciso

Well didn't the Duke Lacrosse team, discover the shortcomings of that alternative, NC has been more purple then red, as the breck girl
(Edwards would attest) being realistic, when is the last time a Florida Senator was primaried, we talking i values here.

Stephanie

Rubio reminds of an overeager, ambitious politician telling his staff to "find me something to make me look good supporting it."
He doesn't care about the bill, just looking good supporting it. And then he's surprised when the contents bite him in the ass.

WTF did he expect to get leaving his 'principles' to 20 somethings brought up with dubious critical thinking skillz and a worldview that is naive and unserious?

Threadkiller

Rubio reminds me of Obama.

A propped up dimwit.

narciso

Maybe he was the one that told him, to leave when the Huntress got up to speak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTip2Y38L6g

narciso
Danube on iPad

I use the DVR. The instant Obama appears on the screen I hit pause, then go on with mu reading for a while. After a suitable interval I hit fast forward until he disappears.

narciso

Robert Gilam, is the one that is sabotaging the Pebble Mine, Omidyar, is the one that is funding Greenwald's latest effort,

Old Lurker

I would super glue my fast forward if that would disappear him for good.

narciso

Adelson's the only one I see at first glance is even slightly conservative on some issues

Jack is Back!

narc,

We get Micky Arison, who I personally like being a Carnival shareholder and frequent cruiser on Cunard and HAL:) I don't know how CH feels about him since he owns the Heat but it looks like you win some and lose some.

Captain Hate

I don't know how CH feels about him since he owns the Heat but it looks like you win some and lose some.

I have nothing against the Heat other than the 2006 championship, which was stolen from the Mavs; but I blame Stern for that. Anybody who would pass on the chance to get LeBron is a fool.

Jack is Back!

Paging Dick Tracy, paging Dick Tracy: NASA validates "impossible" space drive. Almost like an "anti-gravity device":)

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/31/nasa-validates-impossible-space-drive

LA to Tokyo in 1hr.

jimmyk

Adelson's the only one I see at first glance is even slightly conservative on some issues

Narc, you did see the Koch brothers in two states, didn't you?

jimmyk

Playing catch-up:

I truly do not understand the insane hatred of not just the state of Israel, but of the Jewish people.

A friend of ours (Jewish) is on the faculty at Vassar, and she says the situation there is out of control. Jewish students and faculty are vilified and attacked regardless of their views, even those who are critical of Israel. It's even been somehow turned into a racial issue about white privilege. Vassar's president has actually been very good, but the faculty attack her.

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