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March 24, 2009

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Captain Hate

The teleprompter jokes are getting to him, huh?

Bingo Porch. The abandoned President with no birth certificate has a glass jaw when it comes to criticism; and when I say "criticism" it means anything less than complete adulation. McCain realized that early in the campaign before he remembered that he enjoyed stabbing us in the back more than a frontal attack on the donks.

bad

a lisping mince-meat like Barney's Frank

Captain!! How dare you!! I adore my mother's home-made mincmeat pie and now I will think of THAT ever time I eat it.

I'm doomed....

Porchlight

Not sure what thread everyone is on for the pending Great Event, but just a heads up that Iowahawk is special guest at Ace's tonight as he plays the role of Teleprompter in liveblogging the "press conference."

MayBee

I can't believe he just expressed how appalled he was about AIG bonuses!

bad

I can Maybee.

Jane

Someone should tell this ass that healthcare, education and the rest of his socialist agenda will not bring economic growth.

bad

He's scolding/lecturing the same old stuff we've already heard.

Something new already...

Porchlight

Tapper's up.

bad

As I've said..

I've said repeatedly....

And I've said...

Jane

Someone should ask him if he plans to read this budget.

bad

I'm inheriting a mess from Republicans!!!

MayBee

If we don't invest in green energy and education, we won't grow??????

Jane

WOw - everyone is supposed to put out their own budget? Who knew. I'm gonna get crackin' on that!

MayBee

He sounds cross.
Or is that just me?

bad

We will eliminate programs that don't work.

MayBee

Well, look.
It's going to take a lot of reforms, and we couldn't fit all of them in this budget (answer why it goes up so much in out years)

Jane

It's going up in the out years so I can blame it on my replacement.

bad

Critics criticize-- do tell!!

MayBee

I'm wondering if Senator Obama ever offered an alternative budget instead of just criticizing President Bush.

glasater

What's the deal with the new teleprompter? Anyone know?

clarice

I love walking around beautiful cities, and Paris is a joy to wander through. But you must be very careful once you get outside the main , richer and /or major touristic areas. Les Puces the fabulous flea market in the suburbs, for example, is now surrounded by concrete housing estate for North African immigrants and is very dangerous after late afternoon.

Jane

He will propose that the government be allowed to usurp all critics and all criticism because it is not helpful in implementing his agenda.

bad

Is there a constitutional limit on the number of numbers and words one may use in a budget? Who knew....

bad

His right ear is bright red on the tip.

Jane

George Bush was mean to the veterans - but all I will do is make their employers pay for their health care. Yeah I know they won't get employed but c'est la vie.

Pofarmer

Glad you guys are watching so I don't have to. Me? I gotta go feed bovines for an hour or two.

bad

He's big into "whole" and "whole hosts."

Lobbiests.... Hissssssss Booooooooooo

pagar

The best part of the story is that he blamed his "prepared remarks" for the error
Is "prepared remarks" another name for his teleprompter?

bad

This is haaaarrrrrrrd.....

michaelt

Feed bovines - are you going to write your own alternative budget, Pofarmer?

MayBee

How are we going to reduce health care costs?
OK, this is what I want to hear.

Health Information Tech
Preventive
Mechanisms that look at output quality/reimburse based on quality

Hmmm.
The alternative is to stand pat.

bad

More "whole hosts".....

something about backsides......

MayBee

Why did you wait days to express AIG outrage?
Cause I like to know what I'm talking about.

Yeah, well he still got it wrong.

Jane

"I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak"

He really should STFU then.

bad

He's pissed about AIG but he likes to know what he's talking about before he speaks.

LOL

Extraneus

Heh, Jane.

Jane

"It's not just me"

No, it's never just you. That's because you are one loser of a leader.

Jane

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the world's confidence has been restored by OBAMA!

Jane

This man is utterly UTTERLY clueless.

MayBee

The 1% of the American people he scoffs at having their revenue raised sounds scarier when you realize he wants them to pay for everything he's proposing.
It can't be done.

Jane

Tent cities are cropping up everywhere?

Where?

MayBee

We can give the bus driver the same deductible benefit if we raise his tax rate to 38%.

Jane

He really should invite those children to come live with him.

bad

He doesn't understand there is only so much money to go around in a household. More money to taxes means less money for other things.

MayBee

I loved the way he talked about charitable contributions shouldn't be motivated by charitable deductions.

Said the man who donated almost nothing until he was a millionaire.

Jane

A home is a right!

MayBee

exactly, bad.

verner

Les Puces the fabulous flea market in the suburbs, for example, is now surrounded by concrete housing estate for North African immigrants and is very dangerous after late afternoon.

I know Clarice. Was there on my last trip. Some of the biggest cops I've ever seen in my life wandering around keeping order.

bad

ME trying to fix the economy.

bad

He only gets the hard issues on his desk.

Call the WAAAAAAmbulance

Extraneus

A home is a right!

Can we stop paying our mortgages now?

Jane

"That's not just my opinion"

Someone find us a leader.

MayBee

What is he droning about?

bad

The right thing to do and that is not just my opinion..

He says that a whole host of times.

bad

Hard again... not easy...

Jane

I'm sorry, but this man is a moron - "and that is not just my opinion".

bad

Day One!!!

glasater

I don't think Zero is doing all that well in his responses.

The only way to view these pressers is with a bunch of good wine and one eye closed:-)

centralcal

It is all about ME, ME, ME . . . with Dear Leader.

I, I, I, me, me, me, jeesh.

bad

Persistence is a philosophy he will be emphasizing....

He inherited naughty problems... OOO MY!!

Extraneus

That's sad to hear about Paris. I spent a lot of time there from the early eighties to early nineties, and I just loved the place. Never once ran into the stereotypical anti-American. Sad to hear, but not surprising after all the car burning stories.

Jane

Oh dear, I don't think you want to get into the Sec Geithner delivering a plan thing...

bad

There will be more criticism.....

sniff sniff

MayBee

"I'm a believer in persistance" says the man who tried to pull us out of Iraq in the middle of a war.

Jane

Are Gibbs and Axelrod in the back to mouth the answers?

verner

Global Peace and Prosperity....it's true, he does think Easter is about him.

bad

He is in favor of global peace.

Is he going to be Miss America?

MayBee

I really want to hear someone praise him as sounding brilliant.

Jane

LOL Fox starts out talking about the new teleprompter.

verner

I'm telling y'all, didn't you see American Dreamz! It's in his ear.

MayBee

John King just said he never mentioned Iraq, Afghanistan, or terrorism.

bad

NYT, WAPO, WSJ, all financial networks ignored.

Isn't that special....

Jane

Maybee, It's not called terrorism anymore. I think that word has been banned.

verner

The charitable giving answer showed his true colors, and he completely dodged it.

His real agenda is to destroy churches that are his political enemies IMHO. Individuals will be effected, not the big radical philanthropic orgs.

centralcal

verner: he dodged more than just that question.

MayBee

CNN not buying what O's cooking tonight.

bad

His real agenda is to destroy churches that are his political enemies IMHO. Individuals will be effected, not the big radical philanthropic orgs.

I agree completely. And several lefties at Tapper claim giving money to churches is NOT charitable giving.

It's building.

MayBee

Chuck Todd's 'shared sacrifice' question was interesting. That was the rallying cry up until Obama released his budget, which was basically shared give-away.
All through the Bush years, the Dems were critical Bush hadn't asked for shared sacrifice.
Now, living your life is a sacrifice.

Captain Hate

Never once ran into the stereotypical anti-American.

Me neither. I'm not saying they don't exist but I speak French passably well and think I act like a guest in a country should, and I've been treated like a king. I was fortunate in that during my first trip there we stayed with the family of a girl that had been an exchange student (they had visited us previously and kept asking when we would visit) and that was a good way to ease the transition (not to mention driving in Paris). After spending 5 days with them we took off for Normandy (Mt St Michel was one of my favorite places ever) and the Loire Valley before heading back. I never experienced any anti-American attitude; in fact people were interested in talking about planned vacations to the US and asked me what I thought.

centralcal

"Now, living your life is a sacrifice."

Under Dear Leader, it certainly is. And, it doesn't have to be "lived" in any special way, just in ordinary ways and it becomes "sacrifice."

hit and run

MayBee:
Said the man who donated almost nothing until he was a millionaire.

More importantly, not until he had designs on the presidency.

pagar

and that is not just my opinion..

As I've said many times, Castro and Chavez share the same opinion.

verner

Gee Captain, so fab. to find a fellow francophile.

We had a wondrful exchange student as well, from the Charente. Her mom gave us the greatest party when we visited, and treated us like royalty--the entire family showed up! The food was beyond magnificent.

And Le Mont St Michel has got to be one of the most hauntingly beautiful places on earth.

I've been to France many times, and have seen just about the entire country except for Lyon for some reason.

So many great memories.

So nice to discuss something wonderful after hearing that O-bamination.

centralcal

Well, a picture is sometimes worth a thousand Dear Leader words.

Poor Teleprompter is so yesterday.

Extraneus

Yeah, Captain. I had to drive from Paris to Lyon to Nice once, and a colleague in Paris recommended I try taking the Rue Napoleon, through the Alps, from Lyon if I had the time. Took me about 12 hours to drive maybe 250 miles, but that was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Incomparable beauty combined with hair-raising, cliff-side driving. Stopping along the way back in those places, nobody spoke English, and my French is extremely poor, but the people were all as friendly as can be. I always wondered what Americans did to deserve the rough treatment they complained about getting at the hands of the rude French people.

verner

Wow, Dick Morris is on fire tonight.

He does not like the O man.

PD

Comment at Tapper:

So the original TOTUS was fired after making Obama thank himself for being invited to White House.

Heh.

bad

Why was this Prime Time bore necessary. We learned nothing....other than he feels criticized.

pagar

Could it be that the message is --don't criticize and the prime time bore will go away.

mel

Extraneus-

I envy that drive. I made the run from Annecy, through the Loire, then up to Mont St. Michel, and then into Paris. I was 17, my brother was 13, and my fluent grandparents were the guides. My grandfather was a french antique dealer, so it was a business trip for him. He was armed with his sense of humor so, for the drive into Paris, he had me go through the Bois and dumped me, via side streets, at the Arc de Triomphe. Took me six laps to get out of there, my first big round-about, and trundled down the Champs, then two laps to deal with the proper turn out of the Place de la Concorde. All this with six pairs of skis on top of the car in one "team" bag (my brother and I were training in Zermatt for the month of July, we ski raced, btw). I can almost walk that city in my mind, except for the antiques markets near the gates. Still need a map for that.

My wife and I prefer the Metro, thankyouverymuch.

And Juveniles.

bad

LOL Pagar

clarice

I've spent no time in Normandy; little time in the Savoy; none in Alsace-Lorraine, but I've been almost everywhere else in France and it is a beautiful country.

verner

Jeez, maybe TM should re-name this place juste une minute...

We could write a great travelogue about France,

One of my best, long stories--my first night ever in Paris I slept on the pavement outside the Gare Du Nord...LOL

mel

Bet it's a better one than mine ,verner.

I spent one night LUN, thank heaven it wasn't on my 17 yr old head. I was very fortunate. Lunch at Foquet's, poulet de Bresse, clarice, you would have died and gone to heaven. Morels, cream, yardbird, ooooh.

And then I held my brother over my shoulders for the finish of the Tour de France, as they ran up and down the Champs Elysee for the finish. A great day.


verner

Niceee Mel! On our last trip we stayed at a nice little hotel on Rue de Rivoli not too far from there, but no where near as posh! Great Location! We took our girls for the New year, and had a blast.

And don't start talking about French food, or I don't think I'll be able to stop.

Hey, great minds! Wise Frenchmen criticizing O's tax scemes and big spending--and now Hannity does ORION!!!!

Damn, he's lurking!

clarice

I always loved a little restaurant called Chez Michel near the gard du nord. I haven't been there for years though and am not sure it has maintained its former high quality. It used to have 2 stars in the Guide Michelin. Very delicious,unpretentious place.

verner

Unpretentious is best Clarice, and the very very best is being invited into a French family's home!

clarice

I said I hadn't been in Savoy..but I was wrong..When my son was just a few months old we drive down there from Geneva. I remember eating at the then lovely L'Auberge du Pere Bise in the Savoie village of Talloires .

I checked and in 1988 (probably after the last time I ate there) Chez Michel lost one star (maybe it's regained it) and L'Auburge went from three stars to two.

Well, time marches on, I guess. It was a charming place.

verner

Geez, I hate to say it, but maybe if Obama turns this country into a pile of stuff, we can all move to....FRANCE! LOL

Nah, I'll take my stand and fight it out.

Captain Hate

Gee Captain, so fab. to find a fellow francophile.

We had a wondrful exchange student as well, from the Charente. Her mom gave us the greatest party when we visited, and treated us like royalty--the entire family showed up! The food was beyond magnificent.

And Le Mont St Michel has got to be one of the most hauntingly beautiful places on earth.

Sorry I stepped away, verner; yes, our friends made us reservations in Mont St Michel and as we were driving up we were like OMG. Everything there is as you say and they have some nice musical programs up in the abbey at night. My older daughter and I walked across the mud flats during low tide to the adjoining small island but didn't make it all the way there before a local person fishing in the tidal pools urged us to return vitement! He was being overly cautious but I appreciated the concern. We didn't have the fluffy omlettes that seem to be famous there but I did order a huge fruites de la mer, a huge seafood salad that was loaded with prawns, escargot and hundreds of these tiny snails that took me forever to get out with a pin; of course because they won't bring a course until the current one is completely finished, everybody was very upset with me. But I loved every morsel of it.

Our exchange student, Emilie, is a total sweetheart and still stays in touch with us. She and my daughter became fast friends when Jennifer was part of the initial exchange trip so we were conditioned to like her before she arrived. She is drop dead gorgeous (think a more attractive version of Steffi Graf), very smart (she's now working as a physical therapist) and talented (gymnast and piano). She's really like my third daughter. The only problem (and it wasn't much of one) was that she was a very picky eater, which her mother had kind of warned us about. She ate a lot of meat, strawberries and whipped cream (Mrs Hate made a pumpkin pie which pretty much revolted her). She kept telling us her favorite food was cous-cous, which was new to us at the time; when we subsequently went to visit the first place I ate at was the Tunisian restaurant that was her favorite and I think I've described it here before as absolutely heavenly (in fact it cured my jet lag).

I've got lots more stories but I'll stop for now; maybe TM can give us a thread.

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