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June 16, 2015

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jimmyk

First.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

I stopped at "In Defense of David Brooks..."

NKonChrome

wait? am I to understand Brooks is right about something? (even though he misstated the authority.)

DrJ

I stopped at "In Defense of David Brooks..."

So did I. Who cares about Brooks' opinions?

henry

Seems like normal social science accuracy levels to me.

NKonChrome

henry-- my BA Philosophy ('15) daughter wants a word with you.

clarice

TM, did they give you a lot to drink this weekend?

NKonChrome

henry-- quite soccer moment. On sunday, one of my assistants for 2 games this weekend was a guy who played soccer at Mich State in the late 50s. I handed him his pay for the 1st game, and he was surprised at the amount (too much). He told us the first game he refereed was in the Mich Open Cup, 1964... in Detroit.... he was the ONLY official...Serb v Croatian teams.... he was followed to the parking lot by the angry losers. He was paid $5.

NKonChrome

quite = quick

NKonChrome

Clarice-- are you touring my father's native island, Kephalonia?

narciso

not worth the candle, meanwhile back on planet earth:


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/17073#.VYBGEflViko

DrJ

In other news,

Billionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian, who built Las Vegas hotels and bought and sold MGM three times, has died. He was 98.

Formidable but quirky in his day.

James D

Who cares about Brooks' opinions?

Nobody who's sane.

Beasts of England

Wasn't Kerkorian the genesis for 'palimony'?

DrJ

Beasts, palimony came from Marvin v. Marvin.

MarkO

No way this thread can compete with the Donald.

As the sage of sagebrush, B. Bunny once said, "What a Marooon."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

NKonChrome

DrJ-- exactly. Back in the day, the Divorce lawyers called 'palimony' being "Marvinized".

Dave (in MA)

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glasater

Clarice-

El-Erian of Allianz says that Greece will soon issue a parallel currency. It could make your trip more interesting than it normally would be :)

Cecil Turner

I know what it is . . . did you ever notice how people who believe in reincarnation were always somebody famous in a former life? So, over time, all these famous people keep getting reborn into current people, and voila! VIPs everywhere.

Hey, it makes as much sense as the rest of that tripe. (And if Salon is looking for fact-checking opportunities, they can find better ones in their own archives.)

NKonChrome

well, we know any new Drachma will be worth a fraction of the Euro/Dollar, so tourists can party on in Hellas.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Colt files for bankruptcy.
Latest M16 iteration contract went to them furinurs from Belgium, Fabrique Nationale, leaving Colt dependent on its civilian product line which has been underwhelming and poorly marketed for a long time.

narciso

how exactly does a partial currency work?

Beasts of England

Greece is the ultimate Blue Hellas.

clarice

Not to Kephalonia. Sorry.

Cecil, good point. Did I mention I am Eleanor of Aquitaine.

jimmyk

There's some thick irony in a so-called 'thought leader' pontificating about 'humility.'

Alex McDonough

It is pointless to argue whether a progressive is telling the truth or lying. Progressivism allows any statement, any behavior in support of the faith. Questioning those acts based on truth or lie, good or evil is heresy to those who believe in the progressive ideal. All theocracies are the same in this regard.

Extraneus

Depends. Who are his followers?

narciso

it's like 1988, all over again:


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/taliban-leader-mullah-omar-writes-isis-leader-baghdadi-americans-have-abandoned-the-battlefield/

Stephanie

Andrea Tantaro: If I self identify as a cat, do I have to pay income taxes?

LOL We have hit the jackpot on getting rid of the IRS.

I am a meat popsicle.

cathyf

Maybe the meaning of the term "important person" has drifted some over a few decades? After all, the coupon saving program at my supermarket is called the "VIP Club" -- THEY think I'm an important person!

My husband claims that in social science in general, and psychology in particular, all results are 1) obvious; 2) trivial; or 3) wrong.

(I argue that the results are often in 2 or 3 of those categories at once.)

narciso

yes, but you didn't have the courage to sign with Cotton, or Cruz,

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/06/15/key-obama-enabler-bob-corker-why-this-iran-nuclear-deal-looks-surprisingly-terrible/

rse

Cool. Clarice was the only woman in history to be married to both a king of france and later a king of england.

Henry II was also her junior by a number of years, which sounds more interesting than going off on a crusade.

lyle

Anyone believe this?:

The White House on Monday defended a private concert over the weekend featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder, saying the Obamas paid for it themselves.

I don't.

NKonChrome

rse@12:27. Very good.

BTW-- I love Peter O' toole's 2 portrayals of Henry II in Becket and Lion in Winter.

lyle

Aaaaand here it comes:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/15/clinton-campaign-wont-commit-to-releasing-hillary-medical-records/

Gee, I wonder why not?

glasater

Angela Merkel wants a 'deal' on Greece by this Thursday, Narc. They've got to figure out something to ease out of the Euro I guess.

narciso

re the last thread:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/06/16/mrs-obama-in-britain-visits-bangladeshi-dominated-school-which-hosts-hard-left-conferences-in-islamist-friendly-borough/

Cecil Turner

Clarice was the only woman in history to be married to both a king of france and later a king of england.

Really, Clarice. I'm shocked. (I would also be appalled, but that one's taken.)

narciso

ok, then, run along:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/16/tsa-tells-congress-airport-workers-with-alleged-terror-ties-are-not-suspected/

Extraneus

I supposed they paid for the $3000 dress she wore to the Muslim girls school too.

Beasts of England

I wonder if there's a reason why the old, brain-damaged, alcoholic won't release her medical records?

lyle

Hayward at Powerline wins the internet today with this headline:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/06/jesus-christ-climate-scientist.php

NKonChrome

I'm tellin' ya, that was a significant stroke she suffered, and it has left her with diminished capacity.

Appalled

Cecil:

I'm sorry I have ruined the word appalled for you. I'm not using moderate anymore. Would you like that?

The one ironing the pants was humble.

This guy is supposed to be an authority on humility and he likes Obama?

Dave (in MA)

I love this artwork:

http://thewilderness.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/BLOC_BANNER5MAIN.jpg

I posted it earlier but TP seems to have objected.

lyle

That's great stuff, Dave.

narciso

yes the piece, that went with it, didn't link either,

Tom Maguire
I wonder if there's a reason why the old, brain-damaged, alcoholic won't release her medical records?

What, no allegations of spousal abuse?
Well, what do we care if she has some post-concussion memory issues and is on hormonal therapy? She's a fighter!

Jeff Dobbs

Dave:
I posted it earlier but TP seems to have objected.

Yup - there it is in the naughty bin. I hadn't checked it in a while - narc also put up a link to thewilderness that got caught. Only, he put it up on the last thread, so I could free that one......

Beasts of England

lol, TM!!

narciso

typepad is self aware in strange ways,

narciso

occams razor, salon is usually wrong, red queen, is a corrupt jackalope, available to the highest bidder, whether guiffra chatwal et al,

narciso

say what now:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/16/breaking-fbi-investigating-st-louis-cardinals-for-corporate-espionage/

henry

Barky must be a Cubs fan.

narciso

peoples exhibit 23, the larch:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3126581/Hillary-Clinton-charged-Boys-Girls-Club-massive-fee-speak-luncheon.html

Captain Hate on the iPad

Has Rodham been treated for depression from having been treated like a doormat by Slick?

narciso

no between red queen, the medici, and trump, I'm all out of ipecac,

lyle

They're the team that plays at ComiNskey Park, right, henry?

DebinNC

That mention of Peter O'Tooler reminded me of my favorite explanation of "acting" by his great friend Sir Ian McKellen, aka Gandolf.

narciso

apparently switching out martosko did not do the trick at the Mail,

henry

Lyle, as much as anyone that plays there. ;)

narciso

striking how they focus on all these ancillary targets, huh henry,

narciso

cause and effect:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/06/16/gap-inc-will-close-140-us-stores-year-%E2%80%94-just-its-obama-praised-10

James D

narciso @ 1:16

What a bizarre story. Aside from anything else, why would the Cardinals bother hacking the Astros, of all teams? They haven't been in the same league for 2-3 years now.

henry

JamesD, interleague scouting reports?

James D

I guess so. But you'd tihnk that, if they were going to go to all that trouble, they'd go after a division rival.

I guess they could have done it to several teams, and the Astros are just the first one to catch them.

lyle

PJM:

Asked about the event during Monday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was tight-lipped, citing the private nature of the party.

“The president and first lady did host a private event here at the White House over the weekend,” was about all Earnest would say. “Given that it was a private event, they didn’t spend a lot of time talking about it publicly.”

He did offer that the president and first lady covered the cost of the event themselves.

“I think the fact that we’re talking about a private event paid for by the president and first lady, that occurred in their own home on a Saturday night — I think most people would recognize that understandably as a private event,” he said, forgetting to mention that the “private event” included 500 guests and celebs.

Got that, peasants?

narciso

well digging out of labrea is neat I guess:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/06/carly-fiorina-rocks-the-view/#comments

James D

The day the NYT officially goes bankrupt and ceases publication will be a glorious day:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/opinion/stop-revering-magna-carta.html

Cecil Turner

I'm not using moderate anymore. Would you like that?

I think there'd be a truth in advertising (or nomenclature, or whatever) issue in there. Thanks for the offer, though.

lyle

JamesD, market cap for NYT is ~$2.3B. I think their RE holdings are worth approximately that so that means their "news" division is essentially worthless. But I concur with your sentiment. Every time a I see someone reading it (which isn't that often), I think "pretentious dick."

Sue

They held a party of 500 in their private residence? Bet it was cramped. If they held it anywhere else at the WH it was in our house.

DebinNC

Did BOzo refuse to release the guest list, because that should be problematic if the party was hold on public property.

(A)Nuther Bub

The various errors are far less interesting than the quetion itself. The MMPI is loaded with tricks. If you aver that you are not an important person, then (I suspect) you are pegged as lacking self respect and confidence. If you answer that you are an important person, then you're a narcissist with a grandiose view of yourself.

It's a test that provides no definitions, permits no "depends on circumstances" answers. Awful test to take; did so when I was 18. Probably woefully failed the normalcy scale.

DrJ

Every time a I see someone reading it [NYT] (which isn't that often), I think "pretentious dick."

That reminds me of a conversation I had with a woman who sat next to me on an airplane. We were chit-chatting, and somehow we got onto news sources. She sniffed that she read the New York Times. I replied, "So where do you get your news?"

She was not impressed.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Carly did great on Teh Spew although I'm concerned that Norma Desmond seems to like her. Was that Rosie Perez sitting second from the right? If so she says "you know" more than Rodham and her speaking style is unbelievably rage inducing irritating. And retarded.

lyle

Good for you, DrJ. One of my very close friends from college announced last winter that he stopped reading the WSJ and now only read the NYT. He had come over for dinner after we had skied together and admitted that, apres ski but pre-prandial, he had fallen asleep. I quipped, "Reading the NYT will do that to you."

Beasts of England

...in their own home...

Yeah, not so much. It is a matter of public record - with very few national security exceptions - for anyone who walks through those doors.

Porchlight

Russell Wilson attended the WH party, from what I'm reading.

The WH Dossier gossip sheet said Obama was using the party to try to pry open some deep pockets for his library. Still, if it's in the people's house, we have a right to know about it and who attended.

Beasts of England

I hope you served him your very finest box of wine, lyle. :)

DebinNC

More Rachel Dolezal lies - she claimed to be the daughter of a black Oakland police officer to get the Spokane PD "ride-along" job.

Janet

OT
I loved this point at Instapundit about the campus rape crisis meme - "... parents keep sending their daughters to college anyway".

Hah! It is obvious most people, even Progressives, don't believe it.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/208682/

Jane

"They held a party of 500 in their private residence? Bet it was cramped. If they held it anywhere else at the WH it was in our house."

My favorite comment of the day.


I bet it cost way more than a million bucks and I bet they only paid for the coke.

henry

OT, fun with an old map.

Imaging an old map got some hidden text resolved, e.g.:

"Text in the southern Asia portion of the map describes the "Panotii" people, who purportedly had ears that were so large they could use them as sleeping bags."

jimmyk

So the NYT publishes an op-ed saying that we shouldn't revere a document the purpose of which was to limit government power, because the leader in power ignored it, and because it was amended over the years. Makes sense in their world, I guess.

Janet

Hearing about that party...it is unbelievable to me that ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is spending 2 yrs. in prison.

Dems get to operate under an entirely different set of laws.

James D

jimmyk, it's also useful to note that the author of the OpEd is a professor of international law at the U of Chicago.

So he's teaching that crap to his students.

Or, more accurately: all of us here are paying for loan guarantees so the government can lend money to students (who will later default on those loans, with us again picking up the tab) for him to teach that crap to.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Between 2010 and 2014 121 illegal aliens were charged with homicides after being arrested for other crimes and released to await their deportation hearings.
No word on how many committed homicides but weren't charged nor on how many people were murdered by the millions of illegals not arrested for other crimes or awaiting deportation.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Russell Wilson, another worthless fraud from the Goodell Football League.

NKonChrome

Did the Obamas put up a neon sign for the party advertising "Shakedown Shack". We're right back to the Lincoln Bedroom antics. I despise these grifters.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

What would it take to convince the Royal Society global warming is not a problem?
A mile of ice atop The Tower of London.

I paraphrase.

Cecil Turner

I replied, "So where do you get your news?"

Heh. And the real problem with the Times is not the news they don't cover, even, but their totally outsized influence on all the other MSM outlets on how to cover it. For example, on the Hillary non-position on TPA:

In her first detailed comments on the trade deal since the House of Representatives refused on Friday to allow Mr. Obama to negotiate it freely, Mrs. Clinton laid out a far more calibrated position on the deal than many Democrats and Republicans have taken. She declined to take sides on the Friday vote itself but instead allied herself with Democratic critics of the deal — without actually opposing it.
Brilliant! What nuance! Nowhere in the story is a description of the TPA, the actual bill being voted on, nor the fact that without the TPA there won't be a TPP to negotiate . . . nor the clear conclusion that Hillary! is too cowardly to take a position (and, obviously, that she's pandering).

Now, if they could only get rid of that "dark money" and Fox News, they'd have all the Democrat party line that's fit to print, uninterrupted 24/7.

Stephanie

Prior thread: I'm fascinated by the little white flick of spittle or toothpaste in the corner of his mouth.

Posted by: Stephanie | June 16, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Twasn't only me evidently:

http://twitchy.com/2015/06/16/what-is-that-thing-on-his-face-trumps-message-got-trumped-by-this-photos-video/?utm_source=twfbp&utm_medium=fbpage&utm_campaign=twupdate

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

I believe the term they were looking for was "calculated" not "calibrated".

Beasts of England

OFA is now offering a Globull Warning water bottle!! Woot!

It has easy to remember phrases for the terminally stupid, such as 'Science Says So'. Embrace the suck, leftards. For $27.00.

lyle

He got the good stuff, anyway, Beasts; '10 Antinori Tignanello. And yes, he can be a pretentious dick from time to time but he's pretty tame.

I bet it cost way more than a million bucks and I bet they only paid for the coke.

If it was good quality Peruvian, I doubt he paid.

Beasts of England

A link, just in case:

http://organizing-for-action.myshopify.com/products/science-says-so-bottle

Beasts of England

I'm sure they used a diplomatic pouch for the fish scale, lyle.

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