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May 11, 2007

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Jane

In case you missed it: Huckabee: "We’ve got a Congress that has spent money like Edwards at a beauty shop."

The non-applauding audience could not restrain itself.

Enlightened

PinkySaph-mas - Still hovering on the horizon!

clarice

Well, I missed it. Sounds like H & R was consulting for Huckabee.

Jeff Dobbs

Oh man! I missed it.....I missed it....well, it will surely be on youtube momentarily. That is wonderful. Huckabee's got my vote locked up. For debate winner anyway...

Jane

It was absolutely great. And completely unexpected. And it brought the house down.

Jeff Dobbs

Now, will someone say something along the lines of "as cynical as Obama"???? Or perhaps, "I think we have an enemy much larger than cynicism" or something.

Not nearly as funny. Won't register with a lot of folks perhaps.

But would eliminate all doubt about who's really writing the one-liners...

oh yeah, speaking of which...Another day, another Obama

Enlightened

Hah. Allahpundit has the clip. Too funny.

Good thing he didn't say "Like A Silky Pony At A Beauty Shop".

clarice

Verrrrry good h & R

PeterUK.

This will induce much shrieking and making the sign to ward off the evil eye Attack Iran!

Maybeex

Ha.
Even knowing the line was coming, I was shoulder-shaking laughing at the end of the clip.

Jane

This debate is getting very very very fiesty. ron Paul just said we were responsible for 911 - and guiliani asked him to take it back.

You should watch if you can.

clarice

Guiliani handled them wonderfully. Paul made an ass of himself.

clarice

Ahem--I mean Giuliani handled that wonderfully........

Jane

Boy I'd love to hear the democrats answer these questions.

Jeff Dobbs

The Democrats avoid a debate on Fox like Edwards avoids SuperCuts.

--with apologies to Huckabee.

gmax

Ron paul is a nutjob who votes with the Democrats on many many issues. AND he wants the US to go back to the Gold Standard, yeah as if there is enough gold in Fort Knox to support the US currency.

Other Tom

As baloney avoids the grinder. As Dracula the crucifix.

gmax

As a pre teenage boy avoids bath water!

topsecretk9

--COMEY: Me me me! I was the acting Attorney General!!! (ok, this quote is fake)--

HEH!

Funny, doesn't this Comey exchange sound oddly just the same as National Command Authority Wilson's pathetic little whining to every state department official his fragile ego was bruised that no one really considered him important?

Jane

WEll it really was a good debate with great moderation. I thought Guiliani won, but probably because Ron Paul gave him a slam dunk.

Jane

BTW did anyone watch the aftershow? What is up with Pat Caddell? He looks like he is 100 years old and has parkinson's.

gmax

Anybody home?

Jane

Do you get the feeling they have all gone somewhere and not told us?

SunnyDay

There are about 100 people showing on the site right now.

clarice

I watched the after show. Pat Cadell did look bad. He has been very critical of his party and I wonder how he's faring.

Powerline has the best explication of the Comey-Gonzales story.
In short, the WH was not informed that Ashcroft had approved the DoJ new position and assumed Comey had done this on his own. (Ashcroft seems to have approved the shift the day he went to the hospital). After Ashcroft reiterated in the hispital his support for the new policy, the President and Gonzales made the shift in the program that the DoJ wanted--no malice or evil doing anywhere , just a failure to communicate.

Jane

Harummph,

So they are all off at a secret location, probably drinking Tequila and laughing at us. How Rude!

Jeff Dobbs

Muwaaahaahaaaahaahah

hic

Specter

Couldn't resist - from earlier discussion about Michael Moore:

What about a witless zone?

I think it moore (pun intended) likely that we will see the brand new:

Witless Protection Program

ba-da-bump

hoosierhoops

In case you missed it: Huckabee: "We’ve got a Congress that has spent money like Edwards at a beauty shop."

The non-applauding audience could not restrain itself.

Posted by: Jane
Not to be a smart-a** but
Huckabee failed to note that Congress has been controlled by his political party for 8 out of 9 years running.
By not being true to the values of the Republican part on spending I believe the spotlight should have been directed on the right and it's failure to curb spending..As much as I dislike Edwards just throwing his name in to make a jab or point was funny but ill-conceived.. good try though, those writers sure are clever.

hoosierhoops

part=party
Spell-check /on
Idiot check /off

Jane

H&R,

Invite us to the party. We miss you!

Jeff Dobbs

Aha, JPod has the prescription for generating some traffic around here....

The No-Lose Solution to Low Traffic Numbers
[John Podhoretz]


For those of you beginning bloggers out there wondering how to increase traffic to your site, here's my advice: Insult Ron Paul. There's a whole mess of folks out there who seem to do nothing with their lives but send text messages to secure Ron Paul victories in cable-news polls, monitor Ron Paul commentary and publish magazines with "Win a Dream Date With Ron Paul" contests.


Well, of course, this isn't a "beginning blogger" site.

But being a hostless one presents a similar problem, perhaps?

Other Tom

Renowned Islam scholar Bernard Lewis opines on modern American reactions to jihad:

"During the Cold War, two things came to be known and generally recognized in the Middle East concerning the two rival superpowers. If you did anything to annoy the Russians, punishment would be swift and dire. If you said or did anything against the Americans, not only would there be no punishment; there might even be some possibility of reward, as the usual anxious procession of diplomats and politicians, journalists and scholars and miscellaneous others came with their usual pleading inquiries: 'What have we done to offend you? What can we do to put it right?'"

Think Jimmy Carter.

cathyf
...just a failure to communicate.
Even that is probably too strong a statement -- more like being rushed to the hospital and admitted to intensive care introduced a several-hour delay in Ashcroft communicating to the White House that DoJ had found some problem that needed to be dealt with.

Here's the link to the Powerline posting that I think clarice was referring to.

Jeff Dobbs

Jane:
We miss you!


Hey, now wait a minute.

For the past week or so, it has felt like I was the only person commenting in the mornings.

In fact, I had soooo much to say you know, but felt like I was talking to myself.

And let's be honest, I do enough of that already without having to type.

[VIMH: Who me?]
You go to self-conversation with the voice in your head you got, not the voice in your head you wish you had.

clarice

I'm starting to worry about you h & r.

hoosierhoops

ahh..Hit & Run
Tomented by his genius..
We're there for you my friend...
In 9 more minutes you can mix up your favorite adult beverage and mull the world.

Jeff Dobbs

Starting? Then you're way late to the party.

Jane

For the past week or so, it has felt like I was the only person commenting in the mornings.

I know I know. I'll try and be more attentive. If I'm optimistic too will Newsweek declare me mentally ill?

PeterUK.

Eat your heart out Patrick Fitzgerald

Jeff Dobbs

Specter:
I think it moore (pun intended) likely that we will see the brand new:

Witless Protection Program


aka the Fairness Doctrine.

Jane

Boy Japanese justice is really rather chilling.

Jeff Dobbs

Edwards said his work at Fortress should be put into context with the anti-poverty work he's undertaken since he and John Kerry made a failed run for the White House.


Since the last election, in addition to his work at Fortress, Edwards has built a 28,000 sf house and had his campaign pay for at least two $400 haircuts and beauty services at places like the Pink Sapphire (although he later reimbursed his campaign for the haircuts).


"If you look at all the things I've done since the last election, it's pretty clear where my commitment is," he said.


I couldn't agree more, sir.

Jeff Dobbs

I can't believe instapundit carried that Japan article and didn't say....

"They told me that if George W. Bush were reelected innocent people would be tortured and forced to confess to crimes they didn't commit. And they were right!"

cathyf

Re: the Japan forced-confession story -- does anyone else notice that when journalists do these stories the aspect they almost always miss is that by imprisoning the wrong people, the real criminals get off? I noticed an exception to this in the case a few weeks back where the guy in IL was let out of prison after a long time when DNA testing proved that he was innocent of the rape that he had been convicted of. His lawyer pointed out that when they did the testing they found a positive match for someone "in the system" -- which means that the real rapist committed at least one sex crime since the DNA registry was set up.

But anyway, it's sort of a weird conflation. You have the "bleeding hearts" who can summon up infinite sympathy for the tortured innocent accused (who certainly deserve all that and more) but at the same time can't seem to spare a thought for the later victims who would never have been victims if the cops had gone after the right perp in the first place. And even worse are the "law and order" guys who have the bizarre delusion that letting guilty people get off scot free is hunky-dory-a-ok as long you can imprison enough innocent people to "make up" for it.

I've got to say that I look at both types and wonder if they are really in the same species as me. And I read these news stories and wonder if the whole world is crazy, or if there are lots of people thinking the same thing.

Jeff Dobbs

Oh no! Going to instapundit introduced me to this:

CarbonCreditKillers.com

You buy a debit -- and they kill a tree. And then tell Gore that they just offset his offset.

Nifty hats and t-shirts too!

PeterUK.

H&R,
Anymore articles at "American Drinker"?

Jeff Dobbs

Glad you asked. Via instapundit (again!):

Patterns: Moderate Drinking May Ease Effects of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers have long known that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol appear to be less likely to develop heart disease. Much of the benefit has been attributed to the higher levels of HDL cholesterol — often referred to as the “good” cholesterol — found in moderate drinkers. The lipoproteins in this kind of cholesterol are believed to help the body fight off heart disease.

But a new study suggests that alcohol may play another role in cholesterol and health. Moderate drinking may encourage the formation of larger lipoprotein particles in both HDL and LDL, the “bad” cholesterol associated with cardiovascular problems.

Larger particles in HDL, the researchers wrote in the online edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, have recently been found to appear better at fighting off heart disease. And larger particles in LDL appear to be less effective at causing it. In that case, the higher the number of large LDL particles, and the lower the number of small ones, the better the chance of avoiding heart disease.

I'm going to avoid reading anything that specifically defines "moderate" and assume that if whatever amount I am drinking doesn't cause me to passout, throw up or go skinny dipping in the neighborhood pool, it must be moderate.

Maybeex

Boy Japanese justice is really rather chilling.

Posted by: Jane | May 16, 2007 at 12:28 PM

It is.
It is also a very very safe society.
I'm not certain how that correlates, but I doubt Japan will listen to countries with higher crime rates about how they can improve their justice system.

boris

Even in the US people of Japanese descent have very low crime rates. Actually generally speaking any identifiable ethnic group in the US tends to produce crime rates comparable to their native culture.

More likely the justice system and crime rate have a common derivation from the culture rather than a cause and effect relationship.

lurker9876

Has Wolfowitz actually resigned today?

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