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September 23, 2008

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Sue

Breaking news: The FBI is investigating Fannie, Freddi, Lehman, AIG and whichever other failed entity has been in the news lately (I missed the name).

Sue

Wrong thread...sorry.

Elliott

Ann, thanks for posting that.

Jane

Sue,

I'm excited about that. They are also investigating the executives. Now do we know anyone who has those types of executive on their campaign staff - give me a second on that one.

The problem is timing. WIll all the dirt linking Obama, Frank and Dodd come out before the election or will we have to impeach the bastards?

Sue

The FBI will be investigating democrats? I'll believe it when I see it. All they will find is guilty republicans.

Neo

Bush: Not dead yet.

WASHINGTON - Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in an months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.
...
Democrats had clung to the hope of only a partial repeal of the drilling moratorium, but the White House had promised a veto, Obey said.

Ann

Elliott,

It makes me want to have a debate party, how about you?

We should start coming up with things to drink to soon because there are so many to pick from:

"My Friend"

"Above my pay grade"

"I have always said"

"um,ah,er,um"
________________________________________
By the way, when was the last time Hoosierhoop posted? I have been thinking of him lately.

Jane

Oh we should definitely drink on the "uh"'s. We'll all be in the tank by 9:15.

centralcal

You are right, Ann - where has Hoosier been?

Golly, Jane, with the 3 hour time difference that would mean you'd all be passed out about the time I was starting my first cocktail!

narciso

Time to throw in the major league crazy from Naomi Wolf: < a ref:http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/9/23/121839/283>

Charlie (Colorado)

Oh we should definitely drink on the "uh"'s. We'll all be in the tank by 9:15.

If the debate starts at 9:10.

Ann

Passed out is probably the best way to watch it Centralcal. :)

Do you know who is asking the questions Friday?
I would call them a moderator but that would be like calling them nonpartisan.

Charlie (Colorado)

Close, narciso:

< a ref:http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/9/23/121839/283>

That should be href= not ref:, and you need something to link to and an "end parenthesis" </a> to close it.

It should look like

<a href="http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/9/23/121839/283">link</a>

thus:

link

Charlie (Colorado)

Heh.

"Karpinski: Palin Would Turn Back Time"

Wow. I'm pretty impressed with her, but nothing like that. Not even Beldar believes she's a Time Lord.

Ann

Narciso:

RUSH read some of the article today and it is a doozy:

Naomi Wolf has lost her mind

Elliott

We should start coming up with things to drink to soon because there are so many to pick from:

Don't forget "look," "understand," "26 years in Washington," and even though it is an economic debate "tax cuts for 95%."

Sue

Ann,

First debate
Sept. 26 at University of Mississippi
Topic: Foreign policy and national security
Moderator: Jim Lehrer of PBS
Staging: Podiums
Format: Broken into nine 9-minute segments. The moderator will introduce a topic and allow each candidate 2 minutes to comment, then facilitate a discussion for the remaining 5 minutes.

Second debate
Oct. 7 at Belmont University in Nashville.
Moderator: Tom Brokaw of NBC
Staging: Town hall
Format: The moderator will call on members of the audience (and draw questions from the Internet). Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond to each question. Following those initial answers, the moderator will invite the candidates to respond to the previous answers, for a total of 1 minute.

Third debate
Oct. 15 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
Topic: Domestic and economic policy
Moderator:Bob Schieffer of CBS
Staging: Seated at a table
Format: Same as first presidential debate, plus each candidate will get a 90-second closing statement.

Ann

I'll keep track of the list, Elliott. :)

I just love the left when they go to Karpinski of Abu Ghraib fame for comments about Palin.

Ann

Thanks, Sue.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Voter Suppression in Ohio?

If Ohio polling looks like Chicago, 'thank' Brunner

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has a reputation as the most partisan state official in Ohio. And she works hard to earn it. The Democrat's latest stunt rejected absentee ballots for thousands of Republicans.

But it's not her first rodeo. Almost as soon as Brunner was elected in 2006, she tried to remove several Republican county elections officials, including Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert Bennett. They accused her of "storm trooper tactics" to silence critics.

Then Brunner spread an alarm that Ohio's electronic voting machines were vulnerable to tampering - a favorite claim of the paranoid left. Elections officials who participated in Brunner's study called her conclusions over-hyped "leaps in logic" and said, "The report itself could be viewed as an attack on the elections system ... (that) planted seeds in the mind of the public to mistrust those who oversee elections."

Brunner also demanded an overhaul of voting methods just before the March primaries, causing meltdowns in some precincts.

And now she's hassling Republicans who want to vote for John McCain.

Two Hamilton County voters have sued, accusing her of "the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters."

The John McCain campaign sent out more than 1 million applications for absentee ballots to Republicans. Each had a line at the top next to a box: "I am a qualified elector."

Brunner sent a memo telling county election officials to reject those applications for absentee ballots if the box was not checked. "Failure to check the box leaves both the applicant and the board of elections without verification that the applicant is a 'qualified elector'," she wrote.

But that's contrary to state law and Brunner doesn't have the authority, according to the lawsuit and an opinion from Hamilton County's Republican Prosecutor Joe Deters.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

We should start coming up with things to drink to soon because there are so many to pick from:

And don't forget: voted with Bush 90% of the time.

Jane

We should start coming up with things to drink to soon because there are so many to pick from:

"As I have always said" particularly when O is saying something he has never said before.

Captain Hate

Then Brunner spread an alarm that Ohio's electronic voting machines were vulnerable to tampering - a favorite claim of the paranoid left.

Thanks to this worthless skank we're stuck using the 60s era hanging chad cluster-f***s again. When the electronic screen machines were used they were perfectly fine; admittedly the codgers and crones took forever to use them because the machines ask you to confirm your vote on everything, but those AARPsters take forever anyway while not knowing what they're voting for. Plus the board of election morons screwed up by not sending their people to enough training sessions even though the manufacturer scaled things back to try and accomodate those hacks. Some people in Cuyahoga County and Columbus need to go to jail for screwing this up yet there's not a goddamn person besides me that seems to give a damn about this.

M. Simon

Correct link:

Naomi Wolf - Huff Po

narciso

Mind you, this was originally in Rob Scheer's TruthOut, which is actually relatively respectable as compared to
Huff Po, Kos, & DU. I mean not totally
loony, although Bob is one of the original
Ho Chi Minh, Fidel groupies and a genuine Kim Il Sung afficionado. Her status, was confirmed if not by her Mossad insinuations when the focus came on her lack of management; as well as the fact that she appears almost as a footnote in Geraldine Brook's journalistic memoir as a trainer in the UAE during the 1st Gulf War. Thar gives you an idea of the confidence of her superiors in her ability that she wasn't even in Kuwait. How she made it to General in the interim and ended up at Abu Ghraib is your best guess.

Naomi Wolf, well she's always showed signs of crazy, glance at the Beauty Myth, for an example; But I think Karl's running the derangement ray again. In the event of a massive terrorist attack, does she want to rely on first responders, if the casualties
and power disruptions get out of hand. Also
she leaves out the fact that ABC reporters were arrested in Denver for documenting too
much contact with lobbyists among Democrats.

That Hadron collider, has opened portals to parallel worlds, ala Crichton which Biden took a peak at;where Philo Farnsworth did develop the TV much earlier. President John Davis passed away in 1927 and FDR became President. This does beg the question why the Depression still happened but hey, that's a plausible explanation. If Churchill had succeeded on the India question in 1929; likely he would have been in office at the time of the Depression. Bill Dyer has just finished born again jFK conspiracy theorist David Talbot, of Salon's 'sour grapes' portrait of everyone Palin has ticked off; including on corrupt convicted state representative.Actually Palin's not a time lord, but she's closer to the no nonsense recent companion of the Doctor; Donna Noble who absorbed the energy of a Timelord to save the world; once again.

Verner

Is the Naiomi Wolfe thing still up at HuffPo? I tried and the page was down.

Maybe they found her this AM,in filthy pajamas and Hugging an empty fifth of Grey Goose--with HARAS scrawled all over the walls in red lipstick. HARAS HARAS...

Palin Derangement Syndrome's first documented victim.

Do these idiots realize how many votes they're generating for Palin from NORMAL women?

Ann

Verner,

I posted a bad link which M.Simon was kind enough to correct above. Thanks M.Simon.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Jerusalem Post

American Jews have good reason to be ashamed and angry today. As Iran moves into the final stages of its nuclear weapons development program - nuclear weapons which it will use to destroy the State of Israel, endanger Jews around the world and cow the United States of America - Democratic American Jewish leaders decided that putting Sen. Barack Obama in the White House is more important than protecting the lives of the Jewish people in Israel and around the world.

On Monday, the New York Sun published the speech that Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would have delivered at that day's rally outside UN headquarters in New York against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and against Iran's plan to destroy Israel. She would have delivered it, if she hadn't been disinvited.

Palin's speech is an extraordinary document. In its opening paragraph she made clear that Iran presents a danger not just to Israel, but to the US. And not just to some Americans, but to all Americans. Her speech was a warning to Iran - and anyone else who was listening - that Americans are not indifferent to its behavior, its genocidal ideology and the barbarity of its regime. ...

Palin's speech was a message of national - rather than simply Republican - resolve against Iran's nuclear weapons program and its active involvement in global and regional terrorism. She made this point by quoting statements that Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton has made against the Iranian regime. ...

It was a remarkable speech, prepared by a remarkable woman. But it was not heard. It was not heard because the Democratic Party and Jewish Democrats believe that their partisan interest in demonizing Palin and making Americans generally and American Jews in particular hate and fear her to secure their votes for Obama and his running-mate Sen. Joseph Biden in the November election is more important than allowing Palin to elevate the necessity of preventing a second Holocaust to the top of the US's national security agenda.

M. Simon

Verner,

Try the link I put up. The first link was missing an "l" from .html

M. Simon

Ann,

As always.

Honored to be of service,

Simon

centralcal

Ann - No need to read Naomi. Just read Taranto's take on her at OpinionJournaldotcom.

She is beyond therapy and ready for the full time enrollment in the Cuckoo's Nest.

clarice

She was when Gore was paying her $15k per month to make him look manly, too.

Ann

I honestly don't think I take much more of zer0:


"Once again, I call upon Senator McCain to join me in supporting a bipartisan bill to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by allowing states and private companies to divest from companies doing business in Iran. The security of our ally Israel is too important to play partisan politics, and it is deeply disappointing that Senator McCain and a few of his allies in Congress feel otherwise,” said Senator Barack Obama."


Unreal... Obama Tells McCain to Quit Playing Politics With Israel

Ann

I am so happy zer0 picked a clueless gasbag as a running mate. Jake Tapper reports "Oh, That Joe! (No. 17 in a Series):

Biden Lawyers Up

Charlie (Colorado)

"Never mind, he's on a roll."

I can't believe no one had said it yet.

PrestoPundit

Let's give Biden a break.

There was a stock crash during the FDR administration -- in 1937.

He must have been talking about that, right?

1937-1938 was a huge economic downturn -- in the midst of the permanent Roosevelt depression.

DebinNC

"Biden said that he's "done more than any other senator combined" for trial lawyers."

lol

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Buffett to invest $5 billion in Goldman

JM Hanes

Michael McNeil:

Shoot, I just used the text tool in Photoshop and typed it in! I'll go back and fix it, ASAP. Thanks for pointing out the error.

JM Hanes

New Improved Hotlinks Cheatsheet! Previous error has been thrown under the bus.

narciso

MSNBC is deeply insane; Air America TV, but CNN is kind of NPR/BBC Cable. First you have Anderson Vanderbilt resurrecting Baked'd' road to nowhere; to the Ketchikan
Island, which I understand is a major tourist destination; accessible through the ferry. Then "Is Larry King Alive" kicking back with Ahmadinejad; who says quote "I wish we had met as Mayors (about Sarah Palin) Take a guess who would leave the room under those conditions. I don't know would Elijah chat with Haman, voluntarily! I know I'm crossing prophets but the point still applies.

Ann

" Then "Is Larry King Alive" kicking back with Ahmadinejad; who says quote "I wish we had met as Mayors (about Sarah Palin) Take a guess who would leave the room under those conditions., "

Narciso, LOL


Daddy

Concerning CNN.

Interesting how when I'm overseas and I just can't stand another minute of CNN's Talking Heads, I flip on over to Al Jazerah, and who pops up but former CNN Talking Head Reporters Riz Khan and Veronica Pedrosa, etc. Same storyline, different paycheck.

If Larry King ever retires, I sure he's got a place to go.

Pofarmer

Moderator: Jim Lehrer of PBS

.
Moderator: Tom Brokaw of NBC


Moderator:Bob Schieffer of CBS

Why does McCain even bother??? Jim Lehrer and Bob Scheiffer are biased beyond respect. I doubt that Tom Brokaw engenders much more hope.

narciso

The interesting thing that the leaders that Palin, "the Okhonitsa" the huntress is meeting, Uribe, Karzai, Gilani, Talabani,
Saakashvilli,is that they have in common is their uncommon courage; in facing down terrorists, drug smugglers, and other thugs.
Some speculate that Uribe is driven by the vengeance against the FARC guerillas who kidnapped and killed his father. No matter he has stabilized the country with a relatively small amount of US assistance.
Gilani has been reminded of the cost of appeasing terrorism this week; as if he didn't know from the events last winter.
People have the nerve to look down on Karzai; because he hasn't been able to do what eluded Aminullah, Shaj Shuja, Akhbar
Khan; as if they could do any better. Any likely successor like Fahim, will not be as forgiving as this Popilzai Pashtun. Talabani, the grand old man of the Kurds, who is looked down upon even by those who should know better like Michael Rubin, the
OSP man. Saakashvilli, who tried to get through the thick skull of the MSNBC Morning Joe crew, like 'teaching a pig to read'; you won't get through, and the pig won't like it; of Putin's recreation of the rule of Czars Paul & Alexander 1st. They understand the stakes much better than "Ashley Wilkes" Wesley Clark, Richard'
Pooman" Danzig, and even Zbigniew Brezinski.

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