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January 20, 2009

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bad

Lesley, I don't understand why she is waiting on the fashion help. She is old enough to remember the criticism of Hillary regarding fashion. Laura Bush was dissed pretty hard the first time around.

Surely she doesn't expect....

JM Hanes

Hi TM! It's been like Home Alone here! Thanks for giving us threadboxes to play in.

hit and run

Cathy:
Next to it, the exact same picture, except that the insect was wearing a Lone Ranger mask -- that one was labeled "feature".


What would it be wearing in order to call it an Undocumented Feature?

Elliott

Same here, Rich. You end up at the top of the first page, unless the comment linked comes before the first page break (or you go through the very onerous process you've hit upon to link a comment on a later page).

cathyf

Well -- don't let anybody ever tell you the Typepad people aren't responsive!!!! They responded to Tom's and JMH's complaints about "Previous" and "Next" by changing the text to "<<" and ">>".

Man, is that amazing customer service or what???

RichatUF

Elliott-

You are right. I'm still getting the redirect though.

Really it is my last try.

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cathyf

Ok, is anyone else seeing this problem? I have one thread on each tab, and the pages lined up on the Back/Forward queue. This thread has 3 pages. I can select page 3 and page 2, but not page one. I noticed this on a different thread earlier today -- I couldn't select the page immediately before the current page, but could go back to previous pages. It was broken from both directions -- I could not go back from a later page, nor forward from an earlier one if I was trying to get to that one page, while all the other pages worked fine.

bad

Gregg Levine at FDL had a really bad day at the inauguration.

Insty has it linked now and in case you missed it earlier, LUN.

Ann

Porchlight,

I was going to reply to Barb in Atlanta before my internet crashed. I am glad you did. I find it amazing that JOM draws such incredible people.

(Barb, if you read this tonight..join us and quit lurking. You would be a great addition to JOM.)

You know Michelle has an incredible back. Maybe she should show that off. It would definitely take your eye away from (what did Soylent call it?) her rear.

Gosh, I'm turning into a pumpkin too!

narciso

Well since the inaugural was underwhelming, and there's only so much snark I can throw
into inaugural ball blogging href*<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123249658994100325.html?mod=rss_opinion_main> on several folks wishes for the new administration, you know only really matters in my book, although Glenn Reynolds is fairly sensible too.ir

narciso

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narciso

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123249658994100325.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

Elliott

(what did Soylent call it?)

Without doubt, Soylent was referring to my forthcoming line of urban-inspired ankle boots: Ghetto Booties.

bad

Ghetto Booties.

Is that what BO was wearing in the Columbia college picture?

Ann

The other problem I have found on Firefox is that if you start to comment but refresh before you post, your comment disappears if it is on a page break. Does that make sense?

I also noticed that people think typepad is eating comments but in reality the comment was posted on the Previous page.

As bad likes to say..it sucks.

Tom, thanks for trying to fix it. We all have had enough CHANGE and HOPE you can fix it. :)

JM Hanes

I don't think we're going to be seeing a train on the 1st Lady again any time soon!

Stephanie

While we all wish it were otherwise, challenges will continue to plague our nation throughout Barack Obama's presidency. There still will be racial issues like Jena Six, tragic police-community exchanges like the recent Oakland, Calif., case and the Sean Bell shooting in Queens, N.Y., severe economic hardship, and a broken education system. But I firmly believe that President Obama -- with America's help -- can make significant strides in all of these areas. In fact, they are all related.

Some believe that the struggle for fairness and equity ended with the election of Barack Obama as president. It did not. But we can make great strides toward that lofty goal by helping our president, and by our president hungering, as I know he will, to be the last American president of an unequal nation.

Answers that question... LUN

Anonymous 1.20.08

Obama knew the old preacher was going to make that racist statement. There's no way they let him go to the podium without checking out what he planned to say. This is how Obama operates -- he makes all sorts of contradictory statements and his supporters only hear the one with which they agree. So the hopeNchangers heard the rhetoric of union, and the racistsofcolor saw Obama smile after that racist poem and they knew he was a "brothah."

Daddy

I think, just like Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar, we ought to just go ahead and rename a month "Obama." I suggest October, as in "August, September, Obama, November" etc. See, it already rolls right off your tongue, and since the 2 Caesars already screwed up the months by making (Sept)ember (the 7th month) become the ninth, and (Oct)ober (the eighth month) become the 10th, renaming it Obama will restore a nice kind of balance. Plus the Roundtabler's' at CNN (No Bias No Bull---catchy slogan that!) can spend the next decade figuring which other Dem politicians to exalt to September, November and December. Oop, tingly sensation up my leg...gotta' go now.

bad

I don't think we're going to be seeing a train on the 1st Lady again any time soon!

She was pretty sick of it by the end of the evening. I wonder if the skirt sustained damage from all of the grabbing and tossing...

bgates

What would it be wearing in order to call it an Undocumented Feature?
Usually just dirty jeans, t-shirt, and a baseball cap.

bad

What would it be wearing in order to call it an Undocumented Feature?
Usually just dirty jeans, t-shirt, and a baseball cap.

Fine, but will it stick around? Yes it can...

bgates

A: I wonder if the skirt sustained damage from all of the grabbing and tossing.

Q: What did Teddy say to Chris Dodd on the way home from La Brassiere?

bad

lol bgstes

hit and run

JMH:
I don't think we're going to be seeing a train on the 1st Lady again any time soon!

Short train...

Ann:
It would definitely take your eye away from (what did Soylent call it?) her rear.

Big caboose...

bad

lol hit

JM Hanes

bgates:

Just wanted to let you know that I left a reply to your last post over on the High Noon thread, in case you hadn't seen it. No need to reply. I just wanted to point it out.

Ralph L

I can sympathize with the FDL weenie about the cannon salute. I was walking below the parade ground terrace at the Pentagon river entrance when a single gun fired right over my head (if it used a projectile). You feel it all through your body.

bad

Or should that have been WUU WUUUUUUU

topsecretk9

Posted by: clarice | January 20, 2009 at 11:22 PM--

nailed it. I do think its neat that she seems to be open to unconventional designs, but she really needs a good stylist to help her make more becoming decisions and know when to say to no to some of the more outlandish or just unbecoming cuts and colors.

Stephanie

bgates.. snorfles..

bad

You feel it all through your body.

Kinda like bracing your shoulder against a tree to keep the 12 gage from kicking so hard...

Ralph L

Hopefully, we won't be seeing a bus on her, either.

rshipyourspeciential

A safety big mask..............

Obama isn't a judge? When we're ready......

Reject her motions.

Elliott

on the way home from La Brassiere?

Nice one, bgeats bgates.

bgates

While we all wish it were otherwise, challenges will continue to plague our nation throughout Barack Obama's presidency.

Nobody questioned Al Sharpton's intellectual fitness for the presidency. Al Sharpton is a respected part of the Democratic party, and a welcome presence on any number of tv shows. He wrote is guilty of the sentence I quoted. That sentence should embarrass any reasonably well-educated 11 year old.

bad

Where were the lufiferian hobos today?

bad

**luciferian**

hit and run

A: Usually just dirty jeans, t-shirt, and a baseball cap.

Q: What did Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd wear to La Brasserie to maintain a low profile.

Stephanie

World markets are all either down (2% or so) or pretrading down (Europe 3 1/2% or so). The US premarket is trying to keep the floor at 8K and is actually up 55...

Ann

JMH,

I thought Michelle looked really good at the Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial: Michelle Looking Good minus the long black scarf and sparkle sweater.

That camel colored coat was terrific. But look at the rest of the slide show on that link. Those green gloves make her look like "The Grinch".

I think we should apply for a government job helping Michelle with her wardrobe. Do you think we could get a lifetime pension and other government goodies? :)

JM Hanes

LOL, RalphL!

JM Hanes

Ann:

Do you think we'd have to fill out a questionnaire?

Lesley

Bad: I've been scanning the web and they are ooohing and goooing over Michelle's clothes.

::shrug::

Oh well.

Daddy

Speaking of cannon fire in DC startling the locals. In "American Rifle", it mentions how about 1863, Lincoln was given a few new prototype rifles for potential production for the troops. He took 2 aides and walked out front of the White House a few blocks and started target practice aiming towards the area where the Washington Monument now stands. A Sergeant and some troops come dashing up to tell whoever was shooting to knock it off, as at the time it was a 'no no' in DC, but then seeing it's the President, they sort of sheepishly hem and haw and Lincoln treats them quite decently and respectfully, but continues blasting away till he has a decent evaluation of the firearm.

Stephanie

A friend heard at a town meeting tonight that the volunteer fire departments would soon lose access to all homeland security grants. Homeland security will be put on the back burner or eliminated.

Anyone heard anything about this?

Ann

Hit, You will always be my favorite and it is so nice to see you here tonight!

JMH, That is the problemo! We would have to disguise ourselves as left wing stylists. But how hard could that be? We wear Che Guevara T-shirts and nobody will ask a question. LOL

Elliott

Daddy,

Perhaps, instead of Obama, it should be "Baracktober."

Ann

Stephanie,

First, I am so glad you joined this crew at JOM, you are delightful and your love of TIGER makes you an incredible addition to the Jane and Ann vs. Elliott Golf Blog. (Will give you important details later) Just remind Elliott every chance you get of your fan status, please. :)

Second, that homeland security grant scare sounds like someone wants to increase taxes.
It is like school districts telling kids to go home and tell your parents that if the school levy is not passed they will not have sport teams at school.

Pal2Pal (Sara)

If they are oooohing and aaaahing over that monstrosity of a dress she wore this afternoon, then they are color blind and/or need their heads examined.

The ball gown would be okay if they made it strapless and cut off all the pom pom nobby thingies.

Elliott

Just remind Elliott every chance you get of your fan status, please.

I don't mind, but don't forget that proper style on first reference is "Obama Inaugural Celebration Speaker* A." On second reference it's okay to go with "Tiger."
_________________________
*My supposition is that the appearance is designed to secure the President's participation in the pro-am for the PGA Tour event at Congressional and is not necessarily indicative of political preference (others see it differently). However, in the Stephanie, Ann, and Jane vs. Elliott golf blog it's any weapon to hand.

Stephanie

Thanks Ann..

I did some research and found that Chuckie was using this back in 2007 as a jibe at the Bush budget for 2008... I doubt that they would drop this as it has been a way to earmark and show their constituents in "backwater USA" that they are getting something from their congresscritter. And I wouldn't doubt for a minute that locales aren't looking for ways to shove tax increases down our throats, too. Can't cut the bureauocracy down a few layers but we can cut your garbage service, close your libraries and endanger your houses unless you get with the program and give us more $$.

The city of Atlanta is closing fire stations which is increasing response times and such. Layoffs of middle "management" are off the table, but the "face of government" personnel ie fire, police, pot hole fillers are being laid off. The arts funding is intact, too. Insanity...

Ann

Sara,

I thought of you during President Bush's farewell speech in Texas. I hope you saw it.
Forgive me if you mentioned it and I missed it in one of the Previous Next Painful Posts.

You cracked me up with your chenille bedspread comparison. My grandmother had those and it didn't dawn on me that there was a comparison until you reminded me of a long lost memory..I always hated them. Ha Ha

Daddy

"Baracktober", slapping forehead. Why didn't I think of that.

Stephanie

The game is afoot, then! Tiger is awesome. I am not a fan of FIGLAM Phil. I am a fan of Villegas and Kim, also. I can't wait for a Kim v Tiger finish... both are intense and it will be interesting to see if Kim cracks. I'm not so sure he will. He reminds me of the young guns in the WSOPoker. Brash. But he is amazingly more steady than FIGLAM in the nerves department.

Tiger tries to stay politically neutral. I give him a pass on the appearance. It is a boost to his First Tee program, too, and he probably felt he needed to say something. He kept his remarks mostly to an appreciation of the military.

Would O dare to play in a pro-am? It would expose his game for all to see. I find it hard to believe that he is more than a duffer of the worst order... and he wouldn't want the ridicule.

Have you seen this?

http://www.dancindogg.com/

I think we are gonna order one. You can hook it up to TigerWoods 2009 and play against him using your own clubs on several different courses. It is also a swing analyzer...with everything except launch angle.

Really cool.

Rick Ballard

I'm glad I checked back in. I had no idea that the size of the caboose determined the length of the train. At any rate, I'm sure that Michelle is happy that Barry didn't leave her behind this evening. I'm always a little sad when politicians do that. At times, I almost felt sympathy for RW.

Ann

Elliott, LOL. I can't wait to blog that golf match!! XXXOOO

Stephanie, Have you noticed that the only budget items that ever get reduced when the left is in charge are the programs that are successful ...like our armed forces!

Soylent Red

My only question now...

Was it a Soul Train?

Stephanie

Or that they can't name after themselves...

Joseph Lowery Institute for Social Justice

Or that no one needs ...

Cynthia McKinney Memorial Highway... (yes there really is one)

Stephanie

Was it a Soul Train?

She did look like the Solid Gold Dancers earlier today... all of them.

That image was "tarnished" at the ball, though.

Stephanie

Anyone up for a little fantasy golf and or fantasy baseball league JOM group?

Ann, Jane, Elliott and anyone else so inclined?

We could set one up easily and have some fun.

Friendly competition drives the progs nuts...

Elliott

It is entirely due to your inspiration, just like the very delightful "As Tacitus Tells Us," exercise. Speaking of which, one of Nero's senatorial lackeys gives us a preview of the coming months in Annals 16.28:

...and then Marcellus in more violent tones exclaimed that the whole commonwealth was at stake. "It is," he said, "the stubbornness of inferiors which lessens the clemency of our ruler. We senators have hitherto been too lenient in allowing him to be mocked with impunity...
daddy

I am Sparticus...err Tacitus.

Pal2Pal (Sara)

Ann:

I have videos of the Bush Homecoming speech here.

I had a hard time holding back tears today. I can't get past the idea that I'll now have to start worrying over our safety, something I never worried about with W. It has left me feeling very unsettled today.

When they showed the first shots of Michelle in her ball gown, my very first reaction was blurting outloud, "good Lord, it's a white bedspread." I don't know which got to me more, the fact that it was white or that it looked like an old bedspread. I think the white. So wrong on so many levels.

Ann

The whole day was a soul train, Soylent. I kept hoping Cheney would just punch out Obama, the poet and/or the Rev. Joseph Lowery or just pull out a gun. That would of been fun!!!!

And my the way, you would make an incredible father...what are you waiting for? OK, it is none of my business. But my daughter will be eighteen in 4 years if you are still available.

I am not kidding!! Ha ha

OT, how long do we have to post our recipe pictures? and where should we post them after this typepad revolt?

Stephanie

Apparently the New York Times Corp. has accepted an offer from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim to put $250 million into the company. But, man...are the terms onerous!.


LUN with details of the deal..

Captain Hate

I'm sure that Michelle is happy that Barry didn't leave her behind this evening. I'm always a little sad when politicians do that. At times, I almost felt sympathy for RW.

When did Slick never slip out on Muffer, including their honeymoon?

RichatUF

Steph-

From the Powerline link-

...It's a debenture carrying BOTH a 14% coupon --- junk bond territory ---- AND warrants for 18% of the company, the third largest share...exercisable at a DISCOUNT to Friday's closing price!!...

It couldn't happen to a nicer group of folks. One thing though, the Slim "investment" has probably so capital impaired the NYT now that only the most crazy banker would make a loan against the building (ie Slim would have an interest in the building, diluting its value). I'm thinking Citi or get Pitzker on the case. Now if we could get someone to do a bear raid.

hit and run

Rick:
I'm sure that Michelle is happy that Barry didn't leave her behind this evening.

Well, I'm sure that it wasn't for lack of trying. He simply couldn't reach escape velocity. I mean, that behind has its own gravitational pull.

That's mean. I don't really mean to be mean. But having watched Obama get lobbed softball after softball from the media public relations arm of the democratic party in the campaign, I couldn't pass up the one generously served up by Rick. I felt it my civic duty.

It was an act of patriotism.

Jack Tanner

Doesn't Obama know any black ministers who aren't racist idiots?

Soylent Red

I mean, that behind has its own gravitational pull.


Obi Wan: That's no moon...it's a space station.

Han Solo: No...it's Michelle's ass.

Obi Wan: OK. It's sort of a moon then...Still, we'd better get out of here.

hit and run

Hah! Perfect, Soylent.

Hit and run jr got the Lego Star Wars Complete Saga Wii game for Christmas, which both kids are thoroughly enjoying.

As a result, we felt they should see the movies.

So we watched all six this weekend. Took the air mattress and inflated it in the playroom and watched 'em all in two sittings...

Fun.

But now I am especially grateful to have done so before the imagery of Michelle's caboose as the Death Star was seared, seared in my memory.

Soylent Red

You know hit...

Only a snub-nosed fighter can penetrate those defenses. The exhaust port isn't much bigger than a womprat back home in Beggar's Canyon.

Danube of Thought

This comes courtesy of MarkO (who may have already posted it):

Q: How many former editors of the Harvard Law Review does it take to adminster an oath?

A: More than two.

Rick Ballard

SR,

There might be some dough in developing a Black Bootie series for juveniles. Anna Sewell still sells. Maybe Black Bootie at the Ball could be first in the series?

Porchlight

Hit,

Hope your kids loved the screenings! My daughters both saw all six Star Wars movies (I personally believe that there are only three, just like there are only two Godfather movies) before their third birthday.

We have an entire bedroom filled with my husband's Star Wars collection, plus a crib for my youngest. Lego Star Wars on the Xbox on the projector, 24/7. Lots of SW freaks at my house, no doubt about it.

Porchlight

I find it amazing that JOM draws such incredible people.

Me, too, Ann. And I also hope barb in ATL will join us more often.

Ralph

Racism is defined as "discrimination or prejudice based on race", and clearly Rev. Lowery's remarks were racist. "And when white will embrace what is right" plainly infers that white people haven't done right yet, no play on words or their meaning, it's what he said. There's a math principle that says if A=B, and B=C, then A=C. If the statement isn't racist, then one should be able to substitute black, red, or yellow for white. That would give the following "And when black will embrace what is right". Hmmm! No black clergyman would ever utter that because it's patently racist!
I know Rev. Lowery has endured racism in America, but he needs to understand the effect of his blame is spiritually crippling to blacks themselves! Obama's white mother and grandparents raised him, when will they begin to embrace what is right?
Slavery of Africans by Africans and Muslims existed in Africa long before the United States was founded; and still exists in Africa today!! If Obama is proof of anything, it's that our country had racism in it's past, but that a black man was elected to the highest office in this country, and couldn't have done it without white voters! When will whites begin to embrace what is right? We began in 1776; securing our freedom from England, fought a civil war to abolish slavery where over 250,000 white Americans died, and black and white American soldiers have been preserving those liberties for over 130 years!
I just watched a commencement speaker in Atlanta praise America, "the greatest country on this planet"! He was black, from Haiti, and suffered attrocities that would make Rev. Lowery blush, or possibly think about his poor condemning choice of words! The "race card" that Obama's election made void needs to be abolished, black's now have the validation of their freedom, the price is one must now stop blaming all that's wrong in your community on whites, it's the price of freedom!!

clarice

I want to be adopted by the hit and runs--that family has more fun!

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