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December 01, 2008

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Dick C.

Vous etes un idiot.

sbw

Ah, the Times! News you can use!

vinman

somehow I can picture Sean Penn as a Legionnaire.

Soylent Red

somehow I can picture Sean Penn as a Legionnaire.

I prefer to picture Sean Penn with Legionnaire's Disease.

matt

The legionairre's are the only French military worth a damn. Guy must have been really bored, a war junkie, or nuts to sign on with them.

Sean Penn wouldn't last 3 days with them.

Mumpsimus

Heh. I like the "grisly legion elders" in the bar. Must have been a horrible sight.

I guess nobody in all those layers of fact-checkers and copy-editors knows the difference between "grisly" and "grizzled."

kim

Oh, Peter, I've been reading Cooke on Russell and just thought of a Beau Jeste: We can call the upcoming conference on climate and carbon capping the European No Coal and Steal Plan.
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Daddy

Have been in Paris here the last 4 days. Local TV is big on what they are calling "La Dream Team." That would be the Obama/Clinton Foreign Policy team. From what I see on this side of the pond the honeymoon has begun. It was Mumbai for 3 days, only slightly erased by Brittany Spear's comback, but now its "La Dream Team" as the headline starter at the top of every broadcast. Probably pretty much what you're seeing back home.

Elliott

With many thanks to centralcal for the inspiration for this section (and one of the items on this list), we now present some of the best words we've picked up from from Clarice.

The Clarictionary, Letter P, #5: Pettifogging (definition)">http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pettifogging">definition)

Elliott

The misdeeds of Clarice's keyboard, #5: "Front funners"

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #10: Alert the electors! "Mrs Hit and Run for...President-Elect '08!"

centralcal

Oh, Elliott - how phun! Yep, Clarice taught me the mighty word of utter disdain that I use regularly now - PHEH!

Elliott

Speaking of which...

The Clarictionary, Letter P, #4: Pheh (h/t Centralcal)

Elliott

The misdeeds of Clarice's keyboard, #4: The Devil's Kitchen.

Jane

That's great Elliott! You rock.

So does Clarice!

clarice

Thank you, Elliott. Now that I'm older, I'll try to type better.

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #9: Keeping the fridge stocked.

MayBee

Happy Birthday, Clarice!
What would Batman be without Robin?
Or Holmes without Watson?
Our favorite JOM problem solving duo--


The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #9:
"Don't think it was a leak...
http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2006/05/a_complete_stra.html#comment-17527499>Armitage just blabbed to anyone with ears."

Jane

I prefer to picture Sean Penn with Legionnaire's Disease.

I think this image will stay with me for a long time.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown:
Plame interlude

Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter G, #3: Gimlet (definition)

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #8:

Clarice, Rick, and PeterUK:

In the unlikely event you ever run out of ideas, we know someone who can help.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #8:
Catching MoveOn

Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter P, #3: Pelf (definition)

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #7: In case #9 escaped notice.

Elliott

The misdeeds of Clarice's keyboard, #3: "...others just palying games with the old drunkk poufter"

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #6: "On my life, that is a true story. And I'm a little scared now."

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown:
Leopold interlude

Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter G, #2: Geshrey (definition)

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #7:

In the book, Confessions of a Spy - the Real Story of Aldrich Ames (Pete Earley), twice Ames denies to Pete giving up all the names of CIA spies in Europe - he says the KGB asked him to compile a list of CIA agents he thought were vulnerable for KGB recruitment and he gave the names of those people he thought were ripe.

Granted, it's Ames, but it is interesting.

Posted by: topsecretk9 | May 30, 2007 at 02:44 PM


MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown:
Wilson interlude

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown: Wilson National Command
Authority!!! interlude

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown: National Command Authority!!! Very Important Hair interlude


The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown: Very Important Hair "Is your name really Valerie?" interlude


Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter P, #2: Potemkin.*
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*The judges have taken into consideration the fact that others at JOM were tossing this one around before Clarice, but, as it was the title of her memorable and illuminating articles that seared this word in their memories, they have determined it qualifies for inclusion.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #6:
The Memory Hole

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run, at JOM #5: Anyone mention a fridge?

hit and run

Thank you to Elliott for sharing with me all of the things that hit and run has said about me. Some of it is true. Especially the parts about bringing him beer and the AK-47.

Though hit lied. I AM a hell of a shot.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #5:

Unclassified summary of WMD


Here is the email exchange I had with the Stars and Stripes reporter 2 years ago, about a story he did on found Sarin (in Stars and Stripes -- I see if I can dig up the original story it was around May 26, 2004) Obviously this is just his side of the email exchange...I just asked if he had a follow-up..

-- “Boyd, Terry” <> wrote: --- “Boyd, Terry” > wrote: > > > > > > I’m working on it. I’m having a difficult time figuring out who actually has the shells. I believe the shells contained Serin just by the descriptions from soldiers. Which would be a big deal. But no one has sent final word back to 1st Cav, as far as I can find out. > > > > I’m going to Black Jack tomorrow from Baghdad, so I’ll know more then. You’ll be the first to know! > > > > Thanks Terry > Dear xxx, > > Sorry, I got caught up in flying from Iraq back home > to Germany and forgot > to tell you what I found out. I went back to see the > D Troop guys last > Thursday. They told me then that they’d gotten some > sort of form telling > them the shells tested positive for both Sarin and > mustard gas (I think > that’s phosphene.) So, it is quite a story. Since > I’m out, I’m forwarding > the info to our reporter replacing me, Charlie Coon. > > I’ll let you know more as Charlie digs on this. > > Thanks > > Terry

Posted by: topsecretk9 | June 21, 2006 at 09:25 PM


mrs hit and run

Ooops. That was me!

clarice

Elliott, Mrs. H & R..I am impressed with both of you.

Elliott

mrs hit and run,

Hello! And Happy Birthday! And, continuing...

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #4: 18 months later we are still speechless

Elliott

The misdeeds of Clarice's keyboard, #2: Third time's a charm.

Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter G, #1: Gormless (definition)

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #3: Keeping morale high

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #4:

compare and contrast the CIA's response of Martinez to Plame, Plame, the NYT's said, was akin to revealing troop movements and warranted a Special Prosecutor:
Martinez hired a Washington super-lawyer, Robert Bennett, to plead his case. With the story two days from publication, Gen. Michael Hayden, the C.I.A. director, called Bill Keller, The Times’s executive editor. Keller said Hayden acknowledged that he did not know of any specific threat to Martinez or of any Qaeda hit list. But Hayden said that naming Martinez could subject him to harassment or even put him in danger. Keller said, “I had this impression that he was doing it out of respect for Martinez’s and his family’s concerns more than a concern the C.I.A. had.”
and
Harlow, the CIA spokesperson, though confirming Plame's employment, asked Novak to withhold her name, stating that 'although it is very unlikely that she will ever be on another overseas mission . . . it might be embarrassing if she goes on foreign travel on her own'
Posted by: Topsecretk9 | July 07, 2008 at 03:01 PM


Ann

Elliott, you are amazing!

I always get a kick out of the "Recent Comments" section at JOM. If you see Clarice post twice in the same thread, you know she is correcting a typo!

JOM, would not be the same without her. We ♥ Clarice.

Elliott

The Clarictionary, Letter P, #1: Pistolas.

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #2: Skilled interrogator

Elliott

The signature entry of the Clarictionary: Niters.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #3 (i.e., the Tops' "dossier"):

I hope you work for the CIA or the FBI. You are amazing!

No Ann!

Didn't you get the Larry Johnson memo on me?

I'm an undercover Defense Intelligence agent working undercover at Diebold - not the housewife soccer mom.

I'm not sure if I was supposed to having been working undercover for DIA or for Diebold or both or whatever, since Diebold is supposed to be evil it's not clear why DIA would have an undercover infiltrating them since they are supposed to be on the same team...my head hurts again.

But then again Larry said before he decided I was a DIA agent, it was evident I was a junior school drop-out 18 year old who flipped burgers.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 | April 21, 2008 at 01:12 AM


MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown:
Assessment of JOM analysts.

Elliott

The misdeeds of Clarice's keyboard, #1: This will be hard to top.

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #2: Intelligence stovepiping in action.

Elliott

The Best of Mrs. Hit and Run at JOM, #1: How else could she have become Mrs. Hit and Run?

MayBee

The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown,The JOM consensus estimate: "Tops is the best."

MayBee

Finally, for our beloved birthday girl--
The Open Source Topsecretk9 Countdown, #1: The Third Avenue Memo:

Ya'll think it interesting that ACORN, Project VOTE and The NEW Party share the same address? 88 Third Avenue, Third Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217

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ACORN Falls Close To Tree-----Eyebrows were raised last week by a fundraising invitation sent by the Friends Of Bill de Blasio. de Blasio, who managed Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign, held the December 7 event to fund his run for the 39th Councilmanic District seat.

The invitation listed the committee's address as 88 Third Avenue, which may be familiar to some as the address for the community group ACORN. The contact on the invitation was Kara Hood, an ACORN political organizer. One insider thought that the connection between the candidate and the community group was too tight, and could imply that ACORN's stance on community issues was politicized. "That's a little too close for comfort for me," he said.


http://tinyurl.com/4hodkn

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Project Vote
88 Third Avenue, Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
US
Domain Name: PROJECTVOTE.ORG

http://tinyurl.com/3l7jh2

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The New Party is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send resume, five references, and a letter of interest to: New Party, 88 Third Avenue, Ste 313, Brooklyn, NY 11217. If possible, please also e-mail letter and resume to newparty@newparty.org.

88 Third Avenue, Suite 313
Brooklyn, NY 11217
email: newparty@igc.org
phone: 1-800-200-1294

© 1997, The New Party

http://tinyurl.com/4hm4d9

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JM Hanes

Sure am missin' you Tops! Hope you and little Tops are having good times. Happy Birthday & XOX.

JM Hanes

Tops is quite a wonder, isn't she MayBee? I think of her as a sort of super sleuth crime fighter who swoops in from time to time to clue us in and then heads back out to track the dragons.

sbw

Props to all who make this possible.

This retrospective is the Best Thread Evah!

sophy

Welcome to our game world, my friend asks me to buy some Hellgate London gold .

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