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August 21, 2008

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clarice

I have no doubt Jane will be a star..Of course she won't forget the little people (us) when she gets to the top.

Captain Hate

In three days, her English teacher and her American History teacher have already spoken to the classes how The One is going to Change our country for the better.

Ann,

I shudder to think what she learns in those classes otherwise. Public or private? Because in Cleveland Heights I have experience in dealing with both and now I wouldn't send my Airedale to the public schools here other than to cull the herd.

My older daughter was fortunate in the public schools to have a few good teachers; none of them were in English because I used to insist to them that she couldn't construct a coherent sentence and they told me she was one of the best in the class. And they wonder why I had high blood pressure. Finally at Bard College (for the one year she spent there) they referred her to a tutor (and my wife and I insisted that she comply) who in a few short sessions did what many others could not. She ended up going to Hunter in Manhattan and every time she asked me to check her papers my only comments were stylistic quirks that I have.

I would expect with the help of the good people here that she should ace the debate by any reasonable criteria.

sbw

Leave the cell phone on, we tell my father-in-law. We know he'll turn it on if he needs to call... but it's hard to get him to understand that we might need to get in touch with him. Sigh.

M. Simon

Looks like something a bunch of octogenarians should be sitting under, plugging nickels into one-armed bandits.

Hey. Be nice to my mother. She may be a Dem but she is writing in Hillary. In Nebraska.

MayBee

Wow. We haven't seen Lucifer in a while.

Porchlight

saying he dislikes his campaign being portrayed as "a rock concert"

Well he should take more care not to run it like one, then. Man, that is just so lame. Yes, I need Invesco Stadium to hold my thousands of adoring fans, but I don't appreciate you comparing that to a rock concert. What an arrogant jerk.

Danube of Thought

"It doesn't matter where Obama was born, no one doubts that his mother was a US citizen, so unless you maintain that being born abroad is a disqualifier, then both of them are disqualified."

Good God, sir! Can you possibly be that stupid?

Is it your understanding that every person born to a woman who is a US citizen, no matter where, and no matter the citizenship of the father, is a natural-born citizen of the US? Wherever did you become infected with that cuckoo notion? Are you quite sane?

RichatUF

Rick-

Biden voted for the war. Opposed the surge. Called the surge a failure. Pushed his own Iraq partition plan-as if the Iraqi's should have had a say.

I'm pretty sure if I looked hard enough I'd find all sorts of comments from him re: Iraq, al Qeada, and WMD from 1996-2000, but not coming up with anything on a "I feel lucky" Google search.

M. Simon

Bye, bye, baby, bye bye

Janis Joplin

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

My breath is so bated I can hardly stand it. When will he reveal who "The TWO" is? I figured I would hear it here first.

RichatUF

Rick-

Something more on Biden, this ought to send the nutroots into a frenzy.

clarice

If it were an exciting choice would he be playing this long tease?

Danube of Thought

Dave: Sorry about my post at 10:45. Got a little bit carried away at the end of the cocktail hour. I withdraw what I said.

BobS

Geez....over 400 comments. What is this...Little Green Footballs?

JM Hanes

Does anyone among us know someone who actually put themselves on the cell phone list? I'm sure that catcalls that might greet such an admission will quickly morph into breathless anticipation.

Rick Ballard

Thanks, Rich. I think we'll find Biden has said enough on any issue to hang him with. He's one who never tires at the sound of the breeze issuing from his piehole.

M. Simon

Janis Bye Bye

glenda waggoner

Clarice--Do you have diaries to publish?
You have led the most gobsmacking interesting life-and Jane, too! I feel so
honored to read all the JOM's words. This is a smart gabfest. Y'all are the people I trust to be everywhere in America, and will not abide Obambi as President.
I cannot believe it's Biden. Gore, Fitzgerald, Rahm E., a Kennedy..anybody?

Ann

Thanks, Captain I have had my daughter in private and public schools and the only difference is the money or waste of it. The only advantage public schools have is their sports programs. Glad you're here at JOM to help me out.

You know Clarice, you should write a book about the Hill and the clowns. You could call it "Send in the Clowns".

I also want to add to my hair comment about Mitt. Trying to be funny I hope I didn't hurt any bald men out there. I love bald men. Ask my husband. ::grin::

BobS

MSimon: Thank you for the JJ You-Tube

BobS

Guys.....are we really so sure its Biden?

kim

Yeah, Simon, I listened to Piece of My Heart, too.
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clarice

Thanks Glenda and Ann..I have thought of a satire I'd call "Interrupt Witness, Cameras Grinding" but then I think it's so utterly preposterous it's beyond satire.

Jim Miller

Off topic: Clarice - You can do what I did, and get a prepaid cellphone for emergencies. I take it with me on long car trips and leave it turned off most of the time, otherwise.

(T-Mobile, Motorola V-195, 1000 minutes for a year, if you are wondering about details.)

RichatUF

Rick (sorry it is OT folks)

Noticed this bit over at Fox News.

clarice

Thanks,Jim.
Emergencies and coordinating pickups at airports are what cell phones are most useful for IMO.

Rick Ballard

BobS,

No. But we have the ammo for RW memorized - Biden requires some thought and research.

The man has said so many stupid things that coming up with the top 100 will take a bit.

Jane

my kids tease me all the time because I never have my cell phone on

Geez you guys - get with the program. I don't even have a land line in my home anymore. I'm getting good at texting and this week I got a bluetooth - now that will take some getting used to.

Sara

I'm not BobS. I take him at his word from late this afternoon that he would not accept the nomination for VP, if offered. He was very specific about it. And, frankly, I don't blame him. He knows his position as Chairman of Foreign Affairs is a far more powerful position.

He doesn't hold a very high opinion of Obama and they are on very different pages on a number of issues. Good grief, Biden wants Iraq petitioned into 3 separate countries. He definitely believed there were WMD and that Saddam needed to be removed.

There is no way he is going to give up his power to play 2nd fiddle to a lightweight.

BobS

I know, Rick...just look what he said about The One...he was the first black, CLEAN candidate...freeking putz

MayBee

Biden voted for the war.

Yeah, and that's why at Saddleback Obama's decision to be against the war was suddenly the most gut wrenching of his life. He needed to give space to a pro-war voter for VP. Such a gut wrenching decision, a good person good go either way.

BobS

Oh, my bad...only conservatives are dumb

SS Sammy

The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/08/us-secret-servi.html

PaulL

I wonder how many hours (minutes) it will be before Biden says something controversially stupid?

Sara

Jane, thank you. I just switched from Verizon to Sprint so I could get one of the new "Instinct" phones. Sort of like an iPhone only better. I love it. I especially like being able to key in gas and get a list of the lowest prices for gas in my immediate area. And it comes with an extra battery, plus all kinds of other features I love, love, love. And does it ever take a great picture. Plus a full size digital keyboard that makes texting easy as pie.

Porchlight

Weekly Standard Blog says it's Biden.

I guess most of Obama's fans will be partying tonight so they'll still think they're the first to know tomorrow at 10 am.

Jane

So much for not taking the nomination if offered. How long before he tells us he did it for the good of the country.

Jane

Geez, aside from the fact that Biden is an unethical attack dog, this is almost like Christmas!

clarice

Wow--What a stupid choice! It'll be a tossup to see whose gaffes will get more play each day No 1 or no 2.

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

If it is Biden, the gasbag quotient for the ticket has been raised by a power of three and with BHO at the head of the ticket, that's saying something.

kim

Head fake, head fake. How can they afford two candidates adept at embarrasing extemporaneous remarks?
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Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

"Clean and well spoken" wins the race?

SS Sammy

I hope that they really aren't dispatching Secret Service agents on the taxpayers dime for a head fake.

BobS

Anybody remember the movie, "Blazing Saddles"?

Everytime I go to a lefty comment site, I think of the scene where Mel Brooks, the govenor, had all his yes men around and he made them all say "Harumph" when he said something.

One poor slob didn't respond and had told Harvey Corman (sp?) "I didn't get a "Harumph" outta that guy"

"Give the Govenor, Harumph!"

"Harumph, Harumph!"

And so goeth the Kos Kids

Porchlight

I don't know, kim. There are only so many head fakes they can attempt before even the Dem media corps will get pissed off for being made to look the fool.

kim

It's a bad bideness.
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Captain Hate

Gawd if it was Biden I'd love for McCain to choose Jindal just to hear in the VP debates "I defer to my opponent's people when it comes to running motels or 7/11s".

And don't get me started on the plugs.

clarice

Well there's your daily feature, Jane --gaffarama..

Rick Ballard

Rich,

They've been backpedaling from the bogus illegal immigration numbers for about a year now. First it was the mismatch between births and kindergarten enrollment, then it was the big cut that BLS made in the workforce in December, now its the total money being sent back (it should be the number of payments) plus "stricter enforcement". They have to get another 3 million off out of the "equation" by the time the next census is taken in '10.

I swear the same people worked up the algorithm for calculating the number of illegals as the one for calculating the impact of CO2. Both algorithms had the sign wrong on "other forcing effects".

In between times they calculated the expected default rates for no doc loans and the amount of new oil coming on line.

Mathematical and statistical geniuses abound in the US.

There should be a good bounty on them.

Barney Frank

Well, I guess Barry has the all important Delaware electors sown up. Go Blue Hens.

BobS

Priceless, Captian Hate...Priceless.

BTW, CH, I used your monicker one of my HS freshmen today. One little girls was saying some nasty things today aboyt someone and I called her Princess Hate. Hope you don't mind.

glenda waggoner

If it is Joe the plagerist....it's another
sign to me that the Clinton's are in control. They do not want to waste a dem they could use for themselves in '12. And that the big $ guys are bailing on Obama.

BobS

Rick: there's probably not alot of Dem mathmeticians. Remember Major Ownes numbers on the number of slaves eaten by sharks on the boats coming over from Africa

JM Hanes

I doubt they'll let Biden out the door without a script. Shoot, they don't let Obama out the door without a script.

Captain Hate

Bob S: Mind? I'm honored!!

Captain Hate

I doubt they'll let Biden out the door without a script. Shoot, they don't let Obama out the door without a script.

The Teleprompter Ticket!!

BobS

Oh, I see why you guys are saying its Biden. Jack Trapper's reporting an Secret Service detail has been detached to Biden's residence.

Well, why didn't ya say so in the first place? That's the horse of a different color!

BobS

gotta go to bed...jake tapper ....its been a long first week back

clarice

Soylent come back! We need Rove to use his brain waves to mess up the teleprompters at the convention!!

JM Hanes

Captain:

The Teleprompter Ticket

The idea of texting the VP news suddenly makes a whole new kind of sense.

BobS

and of course, RIP, John Ritter

BobS

LMAO, Clarice....Just playing the Rove card gets the lefties in a fit

BobS

Been bracing for Fay too long here

M. Simon

She told me the answers she wanted to give but knew better. (How sad is that)

Not sad at all. Great. She now knows a crock when she finds one. She knows totalitarianism. She will hate it the rest of her life.

BobS

There's one for ya Clarice....."Dems are playing the Rove card"

Captain Hate

The comedic content of this campaign has been off the charts. If Hunter Thompson were still alive he might've been scared straight by the lethal weirdness of it all.

BobS

How about all the creepy man crushes from lefty media types for The One like from Chris Mathews and Mike Barnicle?

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

What's gonna happen to the Obama/Bayh 08 bumper stickers?

BobS

Send them to Denver. The loons will figure out a way to water bong them

Elliott

Another "not I" from Biden and we hit the "three times you will deny me" mark.

Jane

The Teleprompter Ticket!!

Love it!

You know the dems kept bragging about how many great choices they had for veep.

Pretty shallow field if it comes down to Biden.


I am so past my bedtime!

Sara

Re: Obama pulling his ads in states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, etc.

Sarah Simmons, McCain’s strategy director, cited advertising spending and polling data that she said shows that in the states where Obama has spent time and bought ads, his poll numbers dropped.

LMAO!

GnuCarSmell

Obama is unelectable in a general election. That is becoming clearer with each passing week. Whoever agrees to be his running mate has probably already resigned himself to be a footnote to a footnote -- a historical curiosity of obscure interest to eggheads.

What make this interesting is not who Obama has selected, but who agreed to be selected.

BobS

I'll bet the Dems were reeeeeally worried about carrying Delaware in November, too.

Sara

To know, know, now him
Is to love, love, him ...

NOT!

LOL.

anduril
Apparently, during said ambassador's confirmation hearings Biden's staff questioned some charitable work the ambassador did in a foreign country, interrogated the ambassadorial candidate about whether or not candidate had registered as a foreign agent, then said they were going to seek a felony indictment against the candidate instead of a confirmation.

That's why I was saying the other day that that liberal pundit (Alter?) who suggested that smart people represented foreign countries did so as "consultants" rather than registering as agents of a foreign power was out of his mind. If you don't register you can open yourself up to a world of hurt, especially nowadays.

Captain Hate

I think Keith Odormann is passing a mental kidney stone.

BobS

oh, goodie...Karyoke

"Feeeeeeeeelings....woah, woah, woah, Feeeeeelings"

Porchlight

Well, I'm enjoying the mourning for Hillary's lost VP slot over on TalkLeft. Okay, not enjoying their pain exactly but enjoying the fact that they think about as much of Biden as we do, and that the Big Hillary VP Diss is cementing a lot of McCain votes tonight.

Charlie (Colorado)

Snooze inducing reading, but fascinating how someone could string so many words together over 5-6 years and say absolutely nothing of substance.

What did you think they teach in a Department of Education?

anduril

Wow! Lemme have another stab at that:

That's why I said the other day that that liberal pundit (Alter?) who suggested that smart people who represent foreign countries do so under the guise of being "consultants" rather than by registering as agents of a foreign power was out of his mind. If you don't register you can open yourself up to a world of hurt, especially nowadays.

BobS

"THE ONE" is the lonliest number that you'll ever know"

JM Hanes

"Biden just said on Fox that he would not accept the VP nomination if offered. Mentioned he was flattered at the talk of him for Secy of State, but that he prefers his Chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Cmte."

Going back to the earliet report that Sara posted, I find myself thinking that flat out lying about this less than 24 hours before Obama puts him on the ticket, goes beyond coy. The press will probably just chalk it up to typical political gamesmanship, but why lie when a simple "No comment" would do? It doesn't strike me as an auspicious way to start, assuming he is, in fact, the pick.

Sara

Oh dear, BobS, I have finally gotten some very good pain meds for my back. So good, I only dare take them at night or I'd be non-functioning all day long. Don't get me started on fitting songs, I'm already in "Groovy man, land" and I don't think I want to find out where that might lead.

LOL.

Sara

I call them my "no pain, no brain" pills.

Soylent Red

Hey OT but... what was that troll erasing add-on for Firefox 3 again?

BobS

awwwwww, Sara...so no Van Morrison or The Rascals or Sly Stone or even Three Dog Night.....(insert Charlie Brown head hang here)

Charlie (Colorado)

It does seem to be a good month for birthdays. Both presidential candidates, Carl Pettersson, Kerri Walsh, Usain Bolt, Sara's son, Julia, Mr. Right

Me.

Sunday.

I'm getting Democrats for my birthday.

clarice

Say--I haven't heard from larwyn for a while. I hope she's all right.

Captain Hate

I'm sure this is going over well with those PUMA harridans going to Denver. Think Girls Gone Wild starring Helen Thomas.

Charlie (Colorado)

Are you gonna take a turn at the democrat convention this week? I've got a couple of days covered - Monday and Thursday but I'm not so sure about the middle two.

Don't forget I'll be liveblogging the whole thing from the Convention, all week.

clarice

Charlie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know this is going to be a great year for you.

JM Hanes

My local 11:00 news just aired an NBC clip from June in which Biden said that if he were asked he would run, but that he did. not. want. to. be. asked. I suppose he's probably said everything at one point or another.

BobS

Say, Clarice...what was the piece in AT about ACORN of New Orleans being reimbursed from The One's campaign? That has a wow factor for me.

Porchlight

Cool, Charlie - that's also my parents' 45th wedding anniversary. Hope you have a great birthday!

clarice

Yes--ACORN is going to be playing a big role in this election--reports are already flowing in from around the country of fraudulanet voting registrations ...Topsecret reported on that here first late last night.

Sara

Last I saw within the last couple of weeks is that Larwyn is in the process of moving.

Birthdays - Leos: I have not only my son, but 2 grandbabies, and my Mother would have been 98 on Aug. 12th.

Plus I hate August. My Dad died on Aug. 16th, my Mom on Aug. 28th.

Bill in AZ

Hillary still has a chance - McCain hasn't picked a veep yet. He also hasn't pulled some boneheaded Maverick stunt for a record number of days, so I'm a bit worried.

Soylent Red

I'm getting Democrats for my birthday.

It's what you get for the man who has everything.

Because it eventually turns him into the man who has nothing, which makes buying gifts easier.

Captain Hate

It does seem to be a good month for birthdays. Both presidential candidates, Carl Pettersson, Kerri Walsh, Usain Bolt, Sara's son, Julia, Mr. Right

Mrs Hate plus our 33rd anniversary next Saturday

Happy birthday Charlie

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