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June 27, 2008



Wish you were. Paul was not that interesting.


schnitzel mit spatzle ain't bad either.


I know this was undoubtedly the story of the day during lunch at the Palm among all the men who watched that memorable US Open --- guys like Kaplan who run networks
I guess the Palm is some kind of exclusive restaurant. Anyway, I enjoy the notion that rich guys are the only people who pay attention to golf.

You concur? Really?



Did you know you are a rich guy?


Hmmm, I've never played a round of golf, although I have gone and hit some balls at a driving range. I did watch every minute of Tiger at the Open and cringed every time he did. I've had a bad knee injury and I know what it takes to come back from one after surgery. My doctor said, "you'll be near a 100% as long as you don't plan on playing golf or tennis."

I could forgo the super-sized beer and schnitzel mit spatzle, but a chance to party with Tigerhawk would be hard to pass up especially if TM and Clarice and the whole gang joined in.


And for some Friday stupid:

The Dems already have problems in the South, so what do they do, ban fried food from the convention.

From the article: No fried chicken. No fried catfish. No fried green tomatoes. No fried okra. No fried anything.

Is this some of that stealth racism from "they" that BHO was concerned about?



Here's more from WSJ:

The Greenest Show on Earth

Perhaps Ms. Robinson's most audacious goal is to reuse, recycle or compost at least 85% of all waste generated during the convention.

The Trash Brigade

To police the four-day event Aug. 25-28, she's assembling (via paperless online signup) a trash brigade. Decked out in green shirts, 900 volunteers will hover at waste-disposal stations to make sure delegates put each scrap of trash in the proper bin. Lest a fork slip into the wrong container unnoticed, volunteers will paw through every bag before it is hauled away.

"That's the only way to make sure it's pure," Ms. Robinson says.

Republicans are pushing conservation, too, as they gear up for their convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Like the Democrats, they're cutting down on printing by doing as much work as possible by email; using recycled office furniture; and urging employees to walk or take public transportation to work. The Republicans also encourage vendors to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

But Matt Burns, a spokesman for the Republican convention, looks on with undisguised glee at some of the Democrats' efforts -- such as the "lean 'n' green" catering guidelines.

Among them: No fried food. And, on the theory that nutritious food is more vibrant, each meal should include "at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white." (Garnishes don't count.) At least 70% of ingredients should be organic or grown locally, to minimize emissions from fuel burned during transportation. "One would think," says Mr. Burns, "that the Democrats in Denver have bigger fish to bake -- they have ruled out frying already -- than mandating color-coordinated pretzel platters."

Much much more at the link. Sorry for the long quote, but as Ace would way it is too precious.


Wow! Remember Steven Hatfill, the guy accused of the anthrax scare. Justice just settled with him for $5.8 million.


**Ace would SAY***


Sara, I saw that too. Suppose he's off the suspect list.


Its too precious-really has to be read twice, the Republicans are worried about winning the GWOT and the Democrats are worried about people eating tasty food.

If McCain were a Republican he could use this stuff against Obama, but I'm sure he's going to have some staffer make sure the Republican Convention has green stupidity too. He also probably wouldn't want to "go there" because it may be interpreted as "unfair" or "racist" or "classist".


Read it thrice, maybe Dennis Miller could channel a classic rant on this stuff:

To test whether celebratory balloons advertised as biodegradable actually will decompose, Ms. Robinson buried samples in a steaming compost heap.

Go Balloons!!! BHO: Piled Higher and Deeper.



I agree McCain won't go there. But maybe he'll authorize some surrogate snark closer to convention time.

Really, nearly everything that is wrong with the Democratic party is summed up in that one article. Denver coverage is going to be a blast.


If you want funny, read this blog post. I nominated it for my "Laugh of the Day."

Fiendishly clever George Bush


Oh, yes, the balloons! That was another part I'd wanted to excerpt. Maybe they'll be so "compostable" that they'll leak and will be all limp when they're finally released.

If they're released, heh. Go balloons!


A thread that is just made for Hit, and he is in his car traveling on the 32 Hour Golden Arches Road


Just in case you missed this news from the news agency that must remain unmentionable:

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to promote Gen. David Petraeus to become the top commander in the Middle East.

Senators on the panel also agreed by voice vote that Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno should receive a fourth star and replace Petraeus as chief commander in Iraq.


I'm looking forward to watching a couple of Hawkeyes' grapple for the 2008 US Olympic Freestlye Wrestling Team. Congrats to Asst. Coach Doug Schwab at the 145.5 lbs weight class and former Hawkeye, Steve Mocco at Heavyweight.

"There will come a time during the season, where winter will ask what you did all summer."


The first honorable thing they have done in two years, Sara.

Speaking of precious, Jake Tapper (who I am really starting to like) has a great article: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/disunity-in-uni.html ">Disunity in Unity

Hope they don't sell alcoholic beverages either, cause there is going to be hell to pay in DENVER.


Did you know you are a rich guy?

Thank goodness Bad. Now I can stop worrying about retirement.


You know, after David Addington's performance in front of Congress yesterday, I'd mud wrestle for him.


You know, after David Addington's performance in front of Congress yesterday, I'd mud wrestle for him.

We should have known Cheney's guy would have it going on. I'm totally hot for an Obama/Cheney or Obama/Addington debate.


"You know, after David Addington's performance in front of Congress yesterday, I'd mud wrestle for him."

Jane, I agree he was honorable and stood up to the a holes, but mud wrestle...you and Clarice can have him if I get Mark. :)


A few of Obama's strongest supporters may not be in Denver for the Democrat's convention. I'm almost positive Tony Rezko won't be there.

From Rezkowatch we learn that another has been Indicted

I would also guess that Cecil Butler won't be giving the speech on Obama's housing policy at the convention, after reading this noquarter blog Post

"Boston Globe Exposé, Part I: Introducing Cecil Butler, Obama’s West Side Slumlord Patron"

"Obama, in other words, authored and passed bills to the financial benefit of his slumlord contributors, and he will continue to do so as Senator and perhaps as President."

My guess is the housing policy speech will be given by Valerie Jarrett-- "For the Executive Vice President of Habitat Co., the company who helped Butler manage his deteriorating warren of slums, was Valerie Jarrett, another Obama contributor who develops low income housing and serves as a top advisor to the Obama for President campaign."

" According to the Boston Globe, Obama’s deep ties to Butler and to Jarrett compelled many activists in Lawndale to support Obama’s opponent Republican Alan Keyes."


Is the settlement coming out of the hide of Nick Kristof and Laura Rozen, who recycled
conspiracy theories by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg and Meryl Nass; who floated the name "Mr. X, due to his Rhodesian experience, and his Ft. Dietrich background to make the 'person of interest'; I didn't think so, thank you for playing.


Check out the comments in the Jake Tapper story Ann linked. Its a throwdown between the Hillary people and the Obama people and tempers are running hot.


. . . reuse, recycle or compost at least 85% of all waste generated during the convention.

Beginning with 100% of the speeches.


Wish you were. Paul was not that interesting.

Reminds me of a silly postcard from Mexico a boy sent me once

Weather is here. Wish you were beautiful!

Also, is it me? Or does Digby sound as insolent, angry and in permanent feminazi pissed off mode as Jane Hamsher or what?

I just can't see a rose bush to savor in these woman's lives. Or a man - yuck. If I were a man I think I'd consider a root canal more pleasant than a date with them. I have visions of the 2 cranking over a platter of razor blades.


sipping axle grease.

JM Hanes

With a hat tip to pagar, I discovered this hysterical link in one of the comments over at NoQuarter, and in honor of the absent hit and Soylent, I give you a Friday Night Story in which Obama is a GOP puppet, in a covert op being run by the Magnificent Bastard himself, of course, and Patrick Fitzgerald is an Administration tool. The author, alas, substitutes slow moving verbiage for the taut dramatic pacing that we're used to and clearly doesn't have a funny bone in his body, but his politial contortions have a kind of freaky appeal because you'd have thought it couldn't be done.



That was awesome. The Magnificent Bastard. On the job while we sleep!


On a serious note, that woman believes what she wrote. Unbelievable. I have a bridge in Brooklyn I need to get rid of...


That's insane on stilts, maybe it isBarbara Hatch Rosenberg, she based one of her 9/11 screeds on the now cancelled X files
spinoff, 'the Lone Gunman'; so that's not that far from 'where the buses don' run"


Just went over Rozen's site; hasn't even acknowledged her mistake (re; Hatfill) much less offered an apology. She has a piece in Mother Jones, about the 'evil Chalabi'
nonleak about Iranian ciphers. Mother Jones, who printed that tendentious piece about Phil Gramm by David Corn, being the father of the subprime crisis, because of his role on the board of UBS (natch, UBS is one of Obama's biggest bundlers, oh and that matter about him being Countrywide's biggest senatorial recipient. They also printed Bergen and Cruikshank piece about Iraq, being the'never ending quagmire and wellspring of jihad' which they have defacto apologized for with their New Republic piece on the collapsing appeal of jihad.


Chalabi, the Master of the Bazaar. Isn't he key in the oil revenue sharing deal?


Very good Kim, I hadn't figure into that angle; he's also the liason to the Shia on
the "Surge operation. By the way, my local
fishwrap, conveniently excised Delahunt's
invitation to AQ against Addington .Their
editorial on the IG report, shows they only read the press release, not the actual report; including the conservative/liberal
ratios on hiring for various programming.
By the way, they plagiarized a line from another blogger's review of "Wanted" in the weekend section.

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