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March 07, 2009

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neindoch

who here believes that the drive-by media makes any effort to explain what Rush or any of us actually said/meant?

who here believes that if we're very careful in what we say, the drive-by media won't leave their audience the wrong impression?

and let's finally dispense with the silly notion that Obama is just 'a liberal in a hurry' - he's a stone-cold Marxist radical from birth... hell, from conception!

damn right we want him to fail - we want all his ACORN/'former' Weatherman/race hustler cronies to fail!

Jane

Did you guys read that stuff at AT about how O is lazy and has abdicated everything except campaigning to everyone else.

If that is true we can probably figure out a way to expose him.

mel

Thirty degrees is no time to be using a hose, ccal. Do you know how much trouble I'll be in if I track that stuff through the house?

My Obamabot wife now "knows" Rahm is the eeveel genius behind the terrible bills that the "O" just has to sign, and wreck all our assets. She actually asked for a floor safe.

Shoulda seen the look I got when I said I hadn't seen any long enough for rifles and shotguns.

MikeS

Or, you could just look like an idiot who went along to get along. The thing is, you're wasting taxpayer dollars on this idiocy. It's unforgivable.

Wow Pofarmer. That's some pretty strong language. Let me just say that I am very sure that one of us is not an idiot.

If someone has convinced you that solar electricity and wind electricity don't work at all, let me disabuse you of that notion. They both do work though they are less dependable and more expensive than power now provided on the grid. Capture of solar heat for hot water or for warming homes is very inexpensive (cheaper than grid power) in most parts of the USA.

My chief objection to the wind and solar plans of the Democrats is that they are just not realistic. There is just not going to be enough of those kinds of power any time soon to make up for the increased power demands expected in our country. Still I do think it is a good idea for me to put solar panels on my next roof (20 x 210 watts) and I will allow the State of Arizona to reimburse me for half the cost.

I believe the only way this country is going to come close to meeting our energy needs in the future, is if we do everything including drilling for more of our own oil,and using more natural gas as well as wind and solar. I could imagine a situation where eventually all our power comes from Nuclear Power, but getting there from here is going to be very hard with Republican majorities and probably impossible without that.

davod

Communism - a system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single - often authoritarian - party holds power; state controls are imposed with the elimination of private ownership of property or capital while claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people (i.e., a classless society).

Socialism - a government in which the means of planning, producing, and distributing goods is controlled by a central government that theoretically seeks a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor; in actuality, most socialist governments have ended up being no more than dictatorships over workers by a ruling elite.

Captain Hate

If that is true we can probably figure out a way to expose him.

All we have to do is point out the obvious. I had a brief conversation with a well-intentioned O voter in my book group who is livid at the concept of bailing out some deadbeat who defaulted on his/her mortgage. I told her that I generally don't listen to Rush just because he states things which I've usually found out about earlier thanks to you good innerwebbz people, but doesn't she think that it's extremely small of the President to attack a private citizen whose opinion differs from his. There will be plenty of similar opportunities in the future.

mel

Jane-

Watch the eyes (as in the famous Hank Penny song done by Asleep At The Wheel "Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me"), and I bet he'll never schedule anything before ten AM.

Put a sound mike on the recycling pick up at the WH and you might hear some glass breaking, lots of it.

The correct lyric, as I know it, is "your eyes look like two tomatoes, in a glass of buttermilk", not "cherries" at the LUN, and have your speakers on for some rock-a-billy.

davod

RichatUF:

It doesn't matter what the liberals think. It matters what they say, and the way Geithner expressed himself implied that the government owned your assets.

Concentrate on his words and what it means.

A few good men discussing this aspect of the Obama plan would be great.

hit and run

This one Jane...http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/03/is_obama_lazy.html>Is Obama lazy?

mel

Oh, and that most definitely wasn't "the Wheel".

PeterUK

"but doesn't she think that it's extremely small of the President to attack a private citizen whose opinion differs from his."

Worse the PRESIDENT is attacking an ordinary working man,who despite his back injury still keeps working,Unlike Obama who only ever lifted a finger to knock the ash of his spliff.

mel

But he's an organizer, PUK.

The attacks aren't from the President, I don't think. They have Rahm's fingerprints on them though. Definitely his style.

centralcal

Damn, PeterUK, you Brits really know how to sling the words around and always hit a bullseye!

Jane

That's the one Hit.

It seems to me if we can demand a press conference or two, without a teleprompter, the exposure could be quite severe - no that won't work because of the press.

If we can demand a townhall meeting without a teleprompter ...

mel

ccal-

If you ever get to see the British Parliament in operation, especially the Prime Minister's Question Time, you will see men and women thinking on their feet, and wittily! CSpan sometimes plays it, fascinating to watch. And I bet PUK would rather self perform root canal surgery than hear one.

Makes Congress sound like a mortuary salesmen's competition.

mel

Jane-

Did you e-mail TM on your latest thoughts?

TM threaded a new needle for that exact cloth.

hit and run

Jane:
If we can demand a townhall meeting without a teleprompter ...

Uh, I just got an email from the White House, subject...attn: Jane:

I won.

Jane

Geez now they are coming after me!

centralcal

Actually, Mel, I have seen it (PM's questions) many times when Tony Blair was PM.

I love the raucousness of it! Actually, I am jealous that we can't have something like it here. It would most likely occur in the House, since the Senate is mostly embalmed, used to be men, who are now cadavers.

MayBee

Mel, I have seen it (PM's questions) many times when Tony Blair was PM.

Yes! It used to be an obsession of mine, but when I moved I lost track of when they play it. It's been years, but I would love to see it again. I miss the putrid green leather chairs.

Fresh Air

Solar and wind are fine as an adjunct to various energy needs. But they should only be used voluntarily and when and where their costs are competitive. The government has no business instigating policies to punish or reward one technology over another; that's what the market is for.

The fact is that the whole "green energy" chimera is premised on the greatest fraud in world history (with the possible exception of one or two religions that will go nameless, natch). Glowball warming is not currently happening, and even if it were, CO2 is not the cause of it, but a byproduct of it. Increased CO2 lags warming by about 50-100 years. The idea of increasing the cost of fossil fuels to reduce the output of a harmless gas, is nothing less than a Stalinist Scheme to Bankrupt our Economy. And you can thank the MSM for failing to explain any of this to you. Need I remind anyone of the cover story from Newsweek from April 28, 1975?

It's entitled: "The Cooling World." There's your idiots, right there...

Fresh Air

considering what gift to get the Tollybon

May I suggest his head? It's what they want. Why not offer it up? I mean, for the good of the world and all..

 Ann

I just finished a long list of things we are up against and typepad ate it...just disappeared. Oh well, it was so depressing you wouldn't want to read it.

Heck with it all, we really just need a townhall for Michelle. The ladies of JOM invite her to talk about fashion and getting our arms in shape and we deliberately sabotage her with questions about the One.

Um, Does Obama hog the bathroom mirror?
What are his hobbies? Does he lay on his lazy arse all weekend? Is the telepromter is your bedroom?

davod

Nothing is new:

Make">http://volokh.com/&feature=player_embedded">Make Mine Freedom:

A new release from the Moving Picture Institute: A 1948 cartoon extolling the virtues of freedom and capitalism over statism. Somehow, the film seems eerily appropriate today. (Although it condemns "isms" of all stripes -- such as fascism, socialism, and communism -- clearly libertarianism is an label that was later formulated to describe the pro-freedom view of this film.)*

* http://volokh.com/ (Randy Barnett, March 6, 2009 at 1:22pm]


Change you can believe in.

davod

Nothing is new:
">http://volokh.com/&feature=player_embedded">
Make Mine Freedom: A new release from the Moving Picture Institute: A 1948 cartoon extolling the virtues of freedom and capitalism over statism. Somehow, the film seems eerily appropriate today. (Although it condemns "isms" of all stripes -- such as fascism, socialism, and communism -- clearly libertarianism is an label that was later formulated to describe the pro-freedom view of this film.)*


PS: Progressivism is missing as well.

Change you can believe in.

*http://volokh.com/ (Randy Barnett, March 6, 2009 at 1:22pm]

davod

Obamism is also missing.

PD

Is the telepromter is your bedroom?

Oh, boy, what an image.

 Ann

LOL, PD

Can I correct that or should I just leave it be: Is the telepromter "IN" your bedroom?
or
Does he look left and right and not at you when he is in bed? Ever had whiplash?

{VIMH}: Quit! :)

PD

Ann!

davod


Obama wants nuclear disarmament so the guy with the football can carry an emergency teleprompter instead.

PD

That American Thinker article about Obama's work ethic is pretty devastating. Presidency by proxy.

 Ann

See, I am not as sweet as everyone says! :)

Ok, I am going to try and recreate that list I made of important things the RNC is up against. Laughing, again, got the better of me.
It always does!!!

 Ann

Seriously Now,

I think we better keep our eyes on the prize and ignore the media du jour of the day. The Dems have a well thought out plan to keep them in the majority forever.

This list is just off the top of my head but we better start addressing each point, even if it has not been accomplished yet; you will see most of it has:

.New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. They will have half the nation not caring about higher taxes and a permanent voting block for the Dems.

. 3 Billion taxpayer dollars funding a Dem voting block to elect Dems...ACORN

. Left wing media

. Control of the U.S. Census for 2010

. Amnesty for illegal aliens

. Card Check

. Fairness Doctrine

. Fund raising fraud (ie. not reporting donations under $200.00 and control of the FEC)

. A political machine that destroys anyone that breaths a conservative thought...Palin, Joe the Plumper, RUSH, taxstamp guy etc.

. Past Red States that now have Dem Governors, SoS, and AGs

. One trillion boondoogle payed by the American people, their children, and grandchildren

Sadly, this does not even address the IRS, Fed Prosecutors, "Truth" Commissions", Universal Health Scare, Enemy Foreign Policy, the reduction of our military budget, etc.

baldilocks

Reagan would have waited (and did wait) until he had articulated his philosophy and gained some executive experience before running for president.

happyfeet

I don't agree with the walk on by thing. Doesn't never help. We do lots and lots of that. And it doesn't never help.

 Ann

Thanks, baidilocks !!!


Do you have any ideas on stopping this madness?
I don't think we have the pleasure anymore of waiting for someone to articulate freedom.

Pofarmer

I am about ready to buy and sharpen a pitchfork.

Pitchforks are already sharp. It would be pikes that need to be sharpened. Although you could touch up a pitchfork if you liked.

Rick Ballard

"And it doesn't never help."

It just makes the dirty socialists laugh, feets. It will never, ever help.

Talking about dirty socialist billionaires stealing from the poor helps and talking about greasy politicians playing parrot for dirty socialist billionaires helps.

Baracky is just a pet parrot for Soros.

Pofarmer

Po, do you deliver your production, or do you have pick-up service as part of the contract? I don't want to speak of farm economics, unless you're on board to correct my understanding.

C'mon Mel, you'd have to know that Agriculture is where you buy retail, sell wholesale, and pay the freight both ways!!!

baldilocks

"Do you have any ideas on stopping this madness?"

Stop being afraid.

Pofarmer

Or, you could just look like an idiot who went along to get along. The thing is, you're wasting taxpayer dollars on this idiocy. It's unforgivable.

Wow Pofarmer. That's some pretty strong language. Let me just say that I am very sure that one of us is not an idiot.

Dang, Fresh Air pretty well stole my thunder.

Understand, I'm not AGAINST solar or wind power. I own an number of solar cells myself. They are a verifiable pain in the ass. They aren't any solution for the problem of a lack of baseload generation, neither is Wind. Actually, they aren't a solution for a lack of peak generation either. O.k., Damn, now I'm just back to they are mainly a silly, outdated idea, especially wind energy. We ABANDONED wind energy pretty much the minute reliable electricity came along. Now we want to make electricity rely on the wind?????? That's just NUTS.

MayBee

'feets!!!!!!!!!!

Adjoran

Anyone with half a brain knew fully well what Limbaugh meant by his "I hope he fails" comment. Anyone else would not be moved by the suggested nuance.

Patterico is probably just angling for cocktail invitations, and who would blame him for that? "I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy." It would take a few stiff drinks to handle the gnashing of teeth and renting of garments at a soiree with David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, Chris Buckley, David Frum, and Peg Noonan, to be sure.

But in pushing Jeff Goldstein's buttons (admittedly hair-trigger sensitive of late), he's just trying to be the Obamatons provoking Limbaugh, and it is working out about as well for him.

Neo

And who in their right mind issues even "off the record" comments like ...
The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
Oh my God .. the "official" should be fired. No wonder there is a flap about Limbaugh, they have to distract from stuff like this.

ThomasD

The MSM will only be bent closer to reality by the application of force, i.e. strong pushback.

Porchlight

The MSM will only be bent closer to reality by the application of force, i.e. strong pushback.

Totally agree with this. Strong, articulate, principled pushback. The Dems never back down and neither should we.

kim

The 'Linemen' of the thirties, bringing rural electrification, were cultural heroes. Windmills were useful for filling stock tanks for water from a well, because the stock tanks were an adequate storage technology for intermittent wind, but the windmills weren't reliable enough for other farm uses.
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Topsecretk9

Nariso

That's an excellent point - Patterico has spent years rallying against the LA Times lies and misrepresentations and is yet worried that the left might be offended by straight talk.

PD

The MSM will only be bent closer to reality by the application of force, i.e. strong pushback.

I.e., the same strategy one must adopt with Jihadis.

Semanticleo

Maguire;

I doubt you'll return to PW and I do so love it when you emerge from yer hedgehog hole to perform your Patriot's Pantomime. So I wanted to be sure you see yer shadow, and pasted it here for yer convenience and my pleasure.

“But if that is Step One, we are going to be waiting a long time before we can take Step Two.”

Step 2 would be reanimating reaganomics from it’s ‘walking dead’ status and giving it another ‘college try’. Good luck with that.
You have more than ‘Obama’s use of McCain’s ‘Hundred Year War’ to contend with.

Attempting to camo the ABC’s of avarice by conflating it’s demise with the misuse of language and sound bytes is about all you have in way of response to 30 years of ‘trickle-down’
and the attendant consequences of ‘free markets’. The electorate may not be paying attention full-time, but they get the general picture.

If your team gets another turn at bat,It won’t be so easy for them to accept your explanation that the piss falling on them is the pure rain of ’supply side’ economics.

‘Lafayette, we are here’

happyfeet

Hi MayBee!! I see you here and there but I miss you awful bad. Lots of us do. You'd be surprised how frequently it comes up. And it's always wistful when it comes up ... like you can go days and days without even thinking of that word and then someone says I sure miss MayBee and you think that sure did sound wistful and me I sigh like Peggy Noonan at the sadness of it.

kim

A rising tide raises all ships, except those stuck in the mud.
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kim

Honestly, Leo, rarely have you sounded so confused.

Reagonomics failed? How would you characterize Obamanomics? Don't call it socialist. That was Bush, the secret commie. Well, secret until Obama blurted it out.
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kim

Ain't MayBee the shit? Catch her headlining at Tapper's Political Punch.
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happyfeet

Hi MayBee! I left a comment I thought but it went away. Mostly just wanted to say I miss you and it's always good to see you.

bad

Seman, you sound so bitter. Why?

Obama won. It's gravytrain time...

happyfeet

oh. There's the comment I thought I already done and I know I did cause there it is. Must be one of those things. I did see MayBee at Tapper's the other day. He's an actual journalist. It's kind of disconcerting, like it must be some kind of trick. But he just keeps plugging away.

Porchlight

Plus, Jake Tapper is such a great name for a reporter. Thank goodness we have him.

Hope his taxes etc. are in order.

kim

Yeah, Jake's a dead man walking, unless he's reviving the zombie press corps all by himself. Well, he and Rick Santelli.
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bad

Hey happyfeet!! Don't you love the Obots at Tapper?

Tapper:

"Today, the potus and flotus were drunk and pooped in the WH Rose Garden."

Obot:

I'm grateful for an intelligent president who is centrist in governance just as he was in the Illinois and US senates. His bold, smart policies are doing great things for the American people. He is remaking America's image in the world.

The first lady is charming and soooo accomplished.

Republicans have fat, drug addict Rush Limpbone as their leader. Republicans lie.

happyfeet

I've wondered about that. My feeling is they put the most effort into posting comments at places where they're least likely to actually be read. They have lots of traffic, sure. But MSM comment threads seem like extremely depreciated real estate to invest concerted effort into. Low credibility and not engaging. I wonder if they have data. If I were doing a word of mouth or buzz study or whatever I think I'd run the analysis with and without MSM sites.

MayBee

Happs- your double post worked out well for me. More attention!
I miss PW and everybody there too. There is a huge special place in my heart. And you are a genius in every way. xoxoxo

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