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Danube of Thought

Heckuva job, Mr. Mayor.

lyle

If any violence occurs, wait for the Tea Party to be blamed.

Cecil Turner

Is that a file photo at the Times? I notice Ray Kelly in the background, and thought he had retired.

daddy

Jane, on the previous thread posted this, concerning what should be done to the IRS employees re: the new revelations about the E-mails and the Blackberry:

Bring them in, find out who ordered it, and put them in jail. If they won't talk, put them all in jail.

I liked the way a poster at Insty put it in the comments section:

georgfelis
What I want to hear from the judge is "I want to see the full and complete restored emails from all IRS employees in the request sitting on my desk inside a week or I will be placing the Director of the IRS into jail for Contempt of Court. If the emails have not been produced in another week, I will place the Deputy Director of the IRS in jail right beside him, and I will repeat the process every week until the emails are produced or I run out of IRS employees. Do you understand?"

I don't know if Judge Sullivan has that power but I'd love to find out if he does.

Jane

I want Judge Reggie Walton to reconsider the BS he issued a few weeks ago.

Who is that Dave? And why didn't you post your sign in the last thread?

daddy

On the "Bacon" thing.

Yes "Pork" is a prohibited food in the Old Testament (Leviticus) and therefore is a prohibited food to the Muslim world, all based on religious strictures.

But in Polynesia, Pork is a Sacred food. For instance:

The religion of pre-contact Hawaii was a complex belief system in which virtually all of the material world was seen as animate and imbued with sacred and symbolic qualities (Abbott 1992). Dominating the Hawaiian pantheon were the four great gods of Polynesia — Ku, the god of war; Lono, the god of agriculture and the harvest; Kane, the god of water and of life; and Kanaloa, the god of the sea. As well as existing on the spiritual plane, each of these gods was believed to inhabit natural phenomena such as rainbows, features of the landscape such as stones, and different plants and animals — which were considered sacred to him or to them, because forms could be shared (Handy and Handy 1972). Pigs, the most valued food in Polynesia, were sacred to the gods, as were coconuts, bananas, chickens, and certain choice fish, often red ones, because red was a sacred color (Kamakau 1964; Handy and Pukui 1972; Titcomb 1972). These were the main foods offered in ritual sacrifices in the heiaus or temples dedicated to the four great gods.

So here's my question. Isn't the banning of the word "Bacon" to avoid offense to an offended Muslim, actually causing offense to a Polynesian who knows that "Bacon" is a food sacred to the gods?

Sure seems like it to me.

I recall that my good friend from Gujarat India told me that the joking nickname given to Muslim's in his Indian locale was "The 5 Percent Majority", meaning that they were a small part of the population, but the other 95% had to constantly abide by whatever that 5% claimed they were offended by.

To me "Bacon" is neither sacred nor profane, but the banning of the word "Bacon" offends me. This is nuts.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, it's Dinkins.

It's not MY sign.

daddy

I am glad to see that the story about the Australian Meteorological Bureau (secretly altering 100 years worth of temperature readings in order to show false Global Warming instead of actual Global Cooling), is now getting headlines outside Australia, and possible legal action is in the offing: ,

AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY ACCUSED OF CRIMINALLY ADJUSTED GLOBAL WARMING

Anthony Watts at Watts UP continues to follow the story, and it is nice to see the the Warmist's finally doing some honest sweating instead of pretend sweating.

Make me wonder how many of our US Temperature data sets have surreptitiously been altered.

daddy

Listening to soundbites from the President this morning to Veterans about potential action to deal with ISIS.

What an uninspiring POS as Commander in Chief.

What veteran could possibly walk out of that speech thinking "Yeah, I'm ready to follow that guy into combat."

Cecil Turner

See? Perpetual golf ain't so bad.

Captain Hate

Whose idea was it to send 404 to address the American Legion? Hagel?

daddy

Shep playing apologist for Obama to Elliot Abrams.

Spouts Obama's talking points, then says "Surely we all know that by now."

Danube on iPad

Funny, nothing like ISIS arose in occupied Germany or Japan. And it didn't arise in Iraq until we un-occupied it.

NK

"Make me wonder how many of our US Temperature data sets have surreptitiously been altered."

Daddy-- check the WUWT archives, GISS did exactly that to the USA Temp record data to drop 1930s drought high temps in order to exaggerate 1980s-1990s 'warming'. Don't raise the current temps, lower the old ones is a well used warmista data fraud.

(A)Nuther Bub

On the other hand, daddy, carrying pork over the Nuuanu Pali from Windward to Honolulu (or vice versa) infuriates Madame Pele and she will bring destruction on your head. I believe she once had a terrible battle with an ancient god who was half man, half pig and she's been mad ever since. Do we believe any of that? Of course not. Do we bring any pork leftovers home in our doggy bag from a Honolulu eatery? Of course not. (And that's the truth.)

jimmyk

nothing like ISIS arose in occupied Germany or Japan.

True, and the converse is also true in Vietnam, which we abandoned, and in Eastern Europe after WWII where we let the Soviets determine the outcome. Maybe not as bad as ISIS but still pretty unpleasant for the people in those places.

Danube on iPad

Douglas MacArthur McCain gives the last full measure of devotion for the cause of ISIS (photo included),

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/american-douglas-mcauthur-mccain-dies-fighting-isis-syria-n189081

matt

So according to Obama, if we stayed it was our fault and if we left it was our fault. I think it is Obama's fault.

As Tonto once said to the Lone Ranger as they were surrounded by a howling mass of Apaches, "what's this "we" shit, white man?"

MarkO

DOOM™®

Can we take judicial notice?

jimmyk

Daddy, you may be glad you fly cargo:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/26/knee-offender-united-flight-diverted-after-passengers-fight-over-legroom/

Sounds like the two most immature adults in the country happened to get seated on the same flight, one in front of the other.

daddy

Funny, nothing like ISIS arose in occupied Germany or Japan. And it didn't arise in Iraq until we un-occupied it.

Dot,

Apparently Sheps explanations didn't convince you:)

OT question for anyone.

I am approaching the time when I get my Military Retirement benefits. I am Retired Reserve at the moment, but at the magic upcoming age I become "Retired."

Does anyone here have TriCare, and if so do you recommend it over anything else? I see I am eligible for it after enrolling in the 2 parts of Medicare (A & B). I can get the Standard or Prime coverage.. I also have Insurance options via the company and the Union which may be better, but who knows.

I am overall ambivalent, but pretty much am open to anything which exempts me from ObamaCare.

Captain Hate

Having Shemp as a straight man is never a smart idea.

daddy

you may be glad you fly cargo

JimmyK,

I flew passengers for years, and the day I quit NorthWest and went to Cargo was close to the best day of my life.

Jack is Back

CH,

Your 3:04 is verbatim what Osama Bin Laden was saying prior to and after 911. In fact, he justified 911 as a measure to remove the US from Arab/Muzzie lands.

Obama is as dumb as a rock™ and now even more scary®

miss Marple

I will give Abrams credit in that he didn't back down.

Shep is an idiot, as I have known since Hurricane Katrina.

I was gone for most of this, over at Menard's spending by rebate checks.

Thankfully, Shep is almost over.

daddy

Don't raise the current temps, lower the old ones is a well used warmista data fraud.

NK, Why can't these guys be sued for intentional fraud? This Aussie Climate cheating scandal seems like the absolutely made to order scenario to bring massive Law Suits to sue the pants off these jokers and bring the Truth to light?

Why isn't that happening here, if they've been doing the same trick here for a generation?

Jack is Back

daddy,

Maybe those Aussies were "scared" into doing it:)

You are better off with your company plan for now IMO. I qualified Tri-Care back in the day but it could not beat my employers plan by bennies or cost.

NK

Daddy-- who would sue? The Grant givers? The Grant givers (Fed Government and Big Foundation Inc) are giving the grants to the frauds to produce the data they want so that Big Gov and Big Foundation can grab more political power. Expose the fraud? People like WUWT and Mark Steyn do, Steyn has been sue for the privilige.

NK

daddy-- 2 things:

1. Did you know a Northwest Airbus driver named Jennings? he lived in the Toldeo area and flew out of Detroit back in the day;

2. You can take the Archeology girl out of Alaska but you can't take Alaska out of the girl. We took the kids to Bermuda last week, it was my daughter's 21st BD, so we splurged. At Newark, we pass through security, and I am putting on my shoes on the bench after carryon X-ray, talking to my daughter. The TSA guy says, "oh boy.. who's bag is this.. and you probably don't want to claim it". I ignore him and go back to my shoes, I look up and my daughter is talking to the TSA guy.. it's her bag. After a minute or so she comes back with her bag, and I ask what was in it, she says let's go and we head for the Gate, quick like. At the Gate she tells me she left her 6 INCH folding knife she used to scrape findings in the Alaska dig site in her backpack, and the TSA guy was nice enough to let her surrender it without checking to see if it violated NJ/Fed law and openning a case. Kids these days.

NK

TomM-- if you were a NY Post reader, you would have seen yesterday's story about CrimeStat as of August 17 2014. Murders and robberies are down (is Mayor Bane pressuring to under report robberies?) shooting are way up-- the GangBangers are taking their guns on to the streets more and blasting away-- AT EACH OTHER. How long before they call a truce and shoot up the innocent?

Beasts of England

Fortunate for your daughter, NK - that would have been a horrible way to ruin a fine vacation.

Some Guy

the day I quit NorthWest and went to Cargo was close to the best day of my life.

And good for your liver...

;-)

Jack is Back

Need a Tee-Shirt?

NK

CaptH-- I've recommended 'Hondo' in the NY Post to you before, here's his most recent offering where he opines on Mayor Bane and Go Topless Day in NYC, I urge you to read him everyday on line, and every Friday with his NFL picks: http://nypost.com/2014/08/24/hondos-three-for-all-5/

NK

And here's the NY Post coverage of Go Topless Day. 1st rate Tabloid Journalism: http://nypost.com/2014/08/25/go-topless-day-the-best-sunday-ever-in-nyc/

daddy

Do we bring any pork leftovers home in our doggy bag from a Honolulu eatery? Of course not.

Ha! A(B), but you live on the Windward side so I'm instructing the Jury to disregard your remarks with prejudice:)

But seriously, Pork in Polynesia and New Guinea and many other locations of the world is the prime food at the big religious feasts and festivals of those cultures. It is sacred, it is a ritual, and if we are going to do this nutty "multiculturalism" where everybody's feelings must be honored, then the feelings of Americans of Polynesian descent to the word "pork" or "bacon" ought to be respected as much as one Islam gal in upstate wherever it is demanding the word "bacon" disappear from some road sign. (If we're going to do that, why not ban the word "Razorbacks" from Arkansas, or if they're going to ban "Cinco De Mayo" from Dartmouth, how 'bout banning "Luau"?)

I recall an interesting discussion, (I think in Marvin Harris's Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures) where he comes up with various cultural/materialism reasons why Pork would wind up banned in areas like the Levant, but wind up as the preferred sacred food in the lusher lands of Oceania.

As I vaguely recall, possible reasons for banning pork in Biblical lands was the trichinosis problem, but also that because of the limited food stuffs to eat, pigs were in essence eating the same food stuffs that humans consumed, therefore it was not beneficial to raise pigs since they had to be fed what could instead have fed a human.

In Polynesia however, pigs were able to eat vegetation not available in Mesopotamia, thus they were able to be watered, fully fed, and raised for banqueting, with minimal effort and without any negative impact on the human food chain. And because of their skin problems they survived much better in the wetness and mud of New Guniea and Oceania than they did in the dryer Mid east.

All that made sense to me and still makes sense to me.
(Raising pork in the Mid East had big cost and zero benefit, versus raising pork in Oceania had big benefit and zero cost.) And don't even get me started on the Chinese and their fondness for pork!

Harris might have written about this in a different book Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture, but both books, tho' now dated, were very interesting reading, even if you don't buy his arguments.

NK

Daddy-- you really are an Anthropology/Archaeology-phile!!

miss Marple

daddy, I recommend that you find an insurance specialist who can advise you. This is what I did when I had to sign up for Medicare last year and I couldn't figure out all the options from the bazillion choices I got in the mail. It is well worth paying someone to go through it with you.

I ended up going with a Plan F supplement which pays whatever Medicare doesn't pay, including what they call "excessive charges." My thinking on this was if hospitals and doctors started culling unprofitable patients, they would still take me because of the plan F payments.

I also learned that all prescription drug coverage is the same, so you might as well go for the cheapest one as long as you don't want mail order.

The first time you sign up for a supplement is the only time you get coverage without having to answer questions about your health, so you have to choose wisely.

Hire a consultant. You will thank me.

daddy

You are better off with your company plan for now IMO. I qualified Tri-Care back in the day but it could not beat my employers plan by bennies or cost.

Thanks Jack.

That's what Momma tells me but I'm glad to hear it from a second source.

BTW, does Frederick think that tomb is the Tomb of Roxanne, or the tomb of the previous wife of Alexander that Roxanne murdered?

miss Marple

daddy,

You weren't a Northwest pilot on the Detroit to Indy run about 10 years ago who threw a fit when we arrived and no one was there to attach the skyways to the plane, leaving everyone trapped in the plane for half an hour, were you?

That pilot was so mad he came on the loudspeaker and told us I want to make it plain that this delay is not due to the crew of this plane, and I apologize for the wait, but it it NOT OUR FAULT!" He said a bunch of other stuff, too. Boy, was he mad!

I thought that guy might turn in his resignation over that. In addition, we were delayed leaving because they had overbooked and spent a bunch of time trying to cajole passengers to accept a later flight or an overnight, so he had made up the time so that we arrived on time, but then the ground crew messed up.

Jack is Back

daddy,

He's convinced its Alexander's wife's tomb not Roxanne. But he was right about the antiquity theives:)

A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis. Typical Academic sugar dream. Note that there are no Ukrainians represented.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/a-24-step-plan-to-resolve-the-ukraine-crisis/379121/

daddy

daddy, I recommend that you find an insurance specialist who can advise you. This is what I did when I had to sign up for Medicare last year and I couldn't figure out all the options from the bazillion choices

Miss Marple,

I went to a retirement seminar last week put on by the Union that lasted for 8 hours. It made my head hurt, and it also convinced me that figuring out how to retire was way harder than figuring how to get my job in the first place, so I'm going to hang on a few more years and slog thru a few more seminars till I can understand what all that gobbledegook they clobbered us with was all about.

They gave us 11 different options just in deciding how to take our retirement checks, and that's before they even started the Medical and Life Insurance stuff. How anyone can make sense of any of that is beyond me, yet when I mention this to my Tax Attorney buddy up the street he has no sympathy and laughs at me saying "I've been dealing with this crap for 40 years, so I'm the guy that deserves sympathy."

Novo

"A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis."

Hmm. BRICS vs Petrodollar not mentioned, and that's a major chink in the armor, not to mention IMF austerity measures that won't touch the oligarchs, so you may be right.

daddy

NK,

I didn't know the Northwest guy you mention, and Miss marble I left NorthWest for cargo back in 1990.

When I left NorthWest I was accused of being a "moron" for about 10 years, then gradually I got less "stupid" as NorthWest went down the tubes, and for about the last 10 years I've been accused of being a "Genius."

It's all luck of the draw in the long run and I have simply had a very nice run of cards.

Off on an errand now for Momma, but why do I suddenly have a hankering for a pork BBQ sandwich?

jimmyk on iPhone

Daddy: yet when I mention this to my Tax Attorney buddy up the street he has no sympathy and laughs at me saying "I've been dealing with this crap for 40 years, so I'm the guy that deserves sympathy."

He's been making a living from it for 40 years, I think he means.

Jane

A guy from San Diego died fighting FOR Isis.

narciso

Widlanski in the New York Post (he's the one that pointed out, Flathead was wrong from the beginning, slatters the idiocy I saw earlier
coming from Zaphod, and Bret Stephens in the Journal, does the same to George Packer, whose
trapper keeper for Obama, is too loose,

narciso

Thomas Graham was one of those weasels, who let Volodya get away with murder, in that era, his advice we don't need.

Jack is Back

Jane,

When I saw the name I thought it was an Onion piece on McRino:)

daddy,

Best advuce I had was to find a financial planner and trust attorney you can trust and work with them.

narciso

I'm a little ticked at Perry, did I say a little, if it wasn't the Huntress, back in 2010, vouching for him, he might not have won the primary against Hutchinson, so he hires
'Dr. Evil' whose track record, is spotty at best

Marlene

Jane,to answer your question from the previous thread,Acton is in southern Maine,right on the border with our western neighbor,NH. If we wanted to move and still stay in Maine,my choice would be Acton/Springvale. Our cabin is about 40 miles north of Bangor.
I was at the dealership for almost two hours having a brake doohickey installed on my Jeep. A guy in the waiting area let his kid get a Pepsi from the vending machine. Oh my! :)

Danube on iPad

I notice the martyred dude's middle name was "MacAuthur" [sic]. Nice neck tattoo, Doug.

Rick B

Narciso,

Dr. Evil may have a paycheck but no portfolio. Let's give him a few weeks and see if it was a "get him off the field" hire. If Perry actually gives him a portfolio, I'll be quite happy to join you in expressing amazement at the lack of thought encompassed by hiring a proven loser and giving him any responsibility.

Marlene

daddy, if you lived in Maine,I could recommend a great financial advisor. :)

Jack is Back

Tennis fans:

Stunning upset! No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova loses to 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis in 1st round of U.S. Open. http://tw.nbcsports.com/uOl

You Go CiCi:)

Jane

Marlene,

I've been there many times. I learned to water
ski there when I was 5.

Jane

Maybe not 5. Maybe 8.

Marlene

Jane,Mousam Lake? We know all the back roads on the Maine/NH border in that area.We used to explore the roads when we worked in Wolfeboro 40 summers ago.

narciso

they probably aren't firing Nancy Grace though, for that crack coverage, last year

http://www.thewrap.com/buyouts-layoffs-550-turner-cnn-hln/

matt

I believe the legend you are referring to, AnotherBub, is that of Pele' versus the ManbearPig.

From my understanding, the ManBearPig was defiling the Big Island with his carbon footprints, so pele' decided to show him some real global warming and let loose a lava flow that destroyed his 20,000 sq ft lanai.

Also, the Hawaiians had a hankering for long pig for some time. Captain Cook was supposed to be the main course, I'm told.

Thomas Collins

Wolfeboro, NH! I used to take my now adult kids to Sandy Island in Lake Winnipesaukee when they were real kid kids as part of a YMCA program, Marlene. They would insist I be the first one in the canoe and the last one out, since my getting in and going out was often accompanied by a canoe overturning (but only one per entry or exit).

Jack is Back

narc,

Did you vote today? Interesting what is happening in Jax for the Ted Yoho primary. A lib funded super PAC called something like Florida Conservative Coalition have been running ads demonizing Yoho and supporting his suspect lib in lambs clothes oppenent.

Supposedly going on around the state in other races. I see John Morgan's fingerprints.

Dave (in MA)

Heh, they took down the page where I'd hotlinked the Dinkins pic.

Dave (in MA)

Captain Hate | August 26, 2014 at 03:07 PM, maybe he should have spoken in front of the Foreign Legion.

daddy

#QueeQueg Loved Bacon

Captain Hate

Dave I think it was a choice between Bowe Bergdahl's father and 404 on Hagel's shortbuslist.

NK

@6:09-- a Moby Dick reference!

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Wasn't she (Bellis) great, JiB? She's got it fairly easy in the next few brackets if she can keep it up.

Love the 'out of nowhere' stories that pop up at the majors - the kid from Australia at the Open this year, Melanie Oudin at Wimbledon a few years back.

Captain Hate

I remember when Dinkins used to openly cheer for Venus Williams at Flushing Meadows when he was in office. What a horrible mayor and human being.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Sorry, Oudin's coming out party was also at the USOpen and somewhat at Wimbledon the following season.

Extraneus

Logic:

Funny, nothing like ISIS arose in occupied Germany or Japan. And it didn't arise in Iraq until we un-occupied it.

NK

David Dinkins-- horrific mayor..
but for a machine politician, not a bad guy, not bad at all. patriotic, liked cops (but hated the cop unions), pretty religious christian (raised high Episcopalian), courtly and polite -- my 8 month pregnant wife and I literally bumped into him on the Intrepid Museum elevator as the doors openned, his bodyguards were shocked and unhappy, he was pretty good about it made a polite joke about it. and he is a huge tennis fan, and was a very good player I'm told.

A complete moron though: the night Dinkins stole the 1989 election from Rudy (Bill Lynch's phantom voters)he went to Rikers and told the cons that they were 'victims of a uncaring and racist society' and it was a 'new day' for NYC. My wife and I watched the TV news in disgust; my wife explained that the guy behind Dinkins on the TV screen was the Warden of the largest prison on Rikers, whom she met several times when she worked for Koch's Corrections Commissioner. He was a retired Special Forces guy (green beret?) and he didn't suffer fools, espeially fools about the animals that inhabited Rikers in '89. He was a proud AA man, who saw his duty to protect working class NY from the animals. I cannot describe the look on his face on the TV screen that night. It was intense-- not in a good way as far as Dinkins was concerned. But Dinkins is a legit tennis fan.

Captain Hate

Full Metal Videocams:

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=351395

GMax

The Dominos seem to be lined up for a very large tumble run:

A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Alaska Voters shows Republican Dan Sullivan with a 47% to 45% lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Begich. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided

Captain Hate

But Dinkins is a legit tennis fan.

I'm sure he is but as mayor he had a responsibility not to openly root for a player versus others unless there was a special family or personal friend relationship; and even then it should be understated in a major tournament located in his city.

Unless it was cheering against Jimmy Connors, which everybody should do.

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

Read an Imprimis as the dentist office today.
I'm not kidding...isn't that cool!
Anyway one article had this quote from King Lear -

"This is the excellent foppery of the world: that when we are sick in fortune-often the surfeit of our own behaviour-we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!"

The title of the article was -
The Worldview that Makes the Underclass

Novo

"And it didn't arise in Iraq until we un-occupied it."

Wet-dreams are supposed to expurgate.

There's no accounting for selective memories.

lyle

Veterans can size up a fraud CiC. Glad to hear Barry fell flat. Asshole.

NK

Rooting for Venus* was the least of Dinkins' misdeeds as Mayor-- letting a mob fester and attack religious Jews for a few days was a bigger problem IMO. But I do understand the concept-- I had a real problem with Rudy fawning over the Yankees '95-2001.

* BTW: Dinkins was mayor '90-'93 so he wasn't Mayor when Venus was a player.

Eric in Boise

Glad to hear Barry fell flat.

That pic of the Senator glaring at him is great. Reminds me of the Cheney "black hat" photo Drudge uses sometimes.

NK

"There's no accounting for selective memories."

Very true, like deliberately ignoring the victorious Surge in 2007 and the support to/from the Sunni tribes, that destroyed AQI, and forced the jihadi survivors to flee to safe harbor in Syria, and the resulting security enjoyed by Iraq through 2010. Selective memory indeed, you schmuck.

narciso

Yes, I heard that ad, on one of the local stations, and I suspect it comes from the usual suspects, since he's been very solid, as far as I can recall,

daddy

I loved this comment just a moment ago from Dr Krauthammer about Warren Buffett, the side topic of the discussion as Buffett is profiting handsomely in the move to Canada by Burger King.

Dr K: Warren Buffett can say anything he wants about minimizing his Taxes, he can and he should, it's Legal, but on the personal side if he says that the "Fair Ideal" would be to for everybody to pay 30%, there's nothing preventing him, after he exploits all the loopholes, of donating to the Treasury the difference between what he pays and the 30%. He reminds me of a character in an Updike novel whom Updike described as a "fighting Liberal' fighting to have her money taken away from her, and yet for all of her exertions she never succeeded.

Brett Baire: (Laughter, and a smile:)

Captain Hate

BTW: Dinkins was mayor '90-'93 so he wasn't Mayor when Venus was a player.

Damn you're right; I hereby withdraw my complaint against him because as a private citizen he can cheer for whoever he wants for whatever reason. Thanks for the correction.

(A)Nuther Bub

I believe the legend you are referring to, AnotherBub, is that of Pele' versus the ManbearPig

LOL, matt. Now I'll be careful to avoid transporting ManBearPig over the Pali as well, no matter how much he begs for his Chakra to be released on the Windward side.

Jack is Back

Janet,

Yet later on:

"“A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a
base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a
lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,
glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue;
one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a
bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but
the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar,
and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I
will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest
the least syllable of thy addition.”

Remind you of anyone?

NK

That 9%ROI Warren earns from his $3B financing is a cool $270M/year, easy money for BH. Warren has a license to steal being a Bam crony.

Jane

Marlene,

I have no idea what the name is. My Aunt and Uncle had a camp which we visited every summer. We used to stay in the Boat house - which was more like a condo. I'm meeting my cousin there this weekend. It is a wonderful place.

Jim Miller

daddy - It's been more than a year since I skimmed through that particular Marvin Harris book, but, as I recall, he said that pigs really need a wet place available for temperature control -- which made them unsuited to most of the Middle East.

(There were probably other reasons, too, but that's the one I remember.

FWIW, I found myself unsatisfied after reading the book, and not sure how much, if at all, I agreed with his particular arguments, but not wanting to take the time to look for alternatives.)

daddy

Bret Baire asks Charles Lane on the panel why these new revelations about the back up system of the IRS E-mails and the Blackberry have not appeared in the Washington Post and Charles Lane replies in defense of the WaPo:

Lane: Well maybe that's because these revelations may not be quite as definitive as they're being portrayed. Charles (DrK) has done a good job of explaining what we don't know everything we need to know just yet. A lot will depend on who is telling the Truth here, whether these are just the same old backup tapes they've always been talking about or some new set of backup tapes, and I guess there's going to be a hearing in court of that and we'll find out.

Brett: As for the Blackberry tapes?

Lane: I, I, as for the Blackberry, what I understand as for the Blackberry is that that had the same e-mails on it that were supposedly on the backup tape, and, uh, so there wouldn't have been any extra information on that that they were going out of their way to destroy because they didn't know that the back-up tapes were destroyed at the time that they destroyed the Blackberry. So we're now into like the derivative scandal off the original scandal...

Neither Brett nor the Dr, nor George Will, nor did I buy a word of it in justifying why the WaPo has not mentioned any of this.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I will have to cut and paste those Shakespeare descriptions and epithets to a word document for later use. I know a lot of people who I would love to call "worsted-stocking knaves" to their face. Far better than a@@holes.

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