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July 17, 2009

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Semanticleo

Einstein was once asked the difference between
genius and stupidity.......

"Genius has it's limits"

PeterUK

"Sentence makes no sense."

"I understand."

The purpose of language is to communicate with others.You are failing dismally.

Semanticleo

F-22's cost nearly 350 Million for each aircraft, but that's good waste.

PeterUK

Einstein must have met you Septic.

Anyway,back to the Vice Half Wit.Do you think his problem is the hair plugs went too deep?

bad

PeterUK, it's pretty basic. Biden's a Democrat.

Semanticleo

"Anyway,back to the Vice Half Wit"

Well, he was clever enough to get the VEEP Chair.

And you are...................?

Semanticleo

Bad is trying to gird your loins, or warn you off. Not sure...................

PeterUK

bad,
Does he know,has anyone told him. A terrible thing to go through life with.

Semanticleo

I never saw a weapons program Conservatives didn't salivate over, no matter the cost.

bad

Wizbang: LUN

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh highlighted a different, and in many ways more alarming, aspect of Elmendorf's testimony. Audio excerpts from the Elmendorf testimony were filled "we don't know" and "we have yet to determine" and "I can't answer that." Essentially what Elmendorf told the Senate Budget Committee was that the CBO had not had time to fully digest the ObamaCare legislation, but from what work they were able to get done on the bill, the financial outlook was not good. This is serious, and terribly damning for Democrats -- the party that promised "bipartisanship" and "openness" and "transparency" is attempting to ram potentially the single most destructive bill in the history of the United States through Congress before anyone has a chance to digest it and fully analyze its broad, long-term effects.

Business as usual....

Semanticleo

You read WizBang? I am impressed.

Barbara

Matt,

I'm so sorry.

PeterUK

Yes Biden's stupidity has earned him a thread on JOM.He still doesn't know if the stimulus worked.Nobody told him money has been spent yet.

Doesn't the Presidunce tell him anything?

bad

PUK, the mental deficiency problem is out in the open as soon as one decides to be a democrat.

Jane

Matt,

I'm so sorry.

PeterUK

bad,
Is it a decision or genetic defect? Over a hundred years of socialism,millions dead and they still believe in free money.

Jane

You know what freaks me out. The president holds a press conference to say: "We will pass healthcare".

He doesn't know that, and at this point they don't have the votes. I don't recall any other president proclaiming things like a dictator like that.

Has anyone else noticed that?

Semanticleo

Nobody wants to wade in on Pentagonal Pork?

So you think it's right to kill the F-22?

I am impressed. Conservative Consistency.

Who woulda thought?

Semanticleo

hey suckas ... I never give a dime to charity !!!!

hahahahaha!!!!!!

Semanticleo

"Has anyone else noticed that?"

You mean the positive thinking?

It has been rare in the WH.

bad

It's the Chicago way, Jane. You get what you want 'cause you'll do whatever it takes to get what you want.

PeterUK

" I don't recall any other president proclaiming things like a dictator like that.

Has anyone else noticed that?"

Quite a few,Chavez,Kim Jung Ill,endless Soviet Presidents.Why should Obama be different?

Semanticleo

He's spinning like a top !

It's the Amazing PUKe !!!

bad

Quite a few,Chavez,Kim Jung Ill,endless Soviet Presidents.Why should Obama be different?

'cause he's so much less attractive than those guys?

PeterUK

bad,
More likely Obama was too high on the jazz cigarettes to study your Constitution. He is just making it up as he goes along.

Semanticleo

Everyone is good at something.................

peter

Seman,
You are really working overtime. Ask Axelrod and Soros for a bonus.

PeterUK

"Everyone is good at something."


Except you Septic.

Semanticleo

Be happy in your work.

PeterUK

peter.
It's desperation,the left have bought a pup.The whole world knows Obama is a fake and Biden is an idiot,even the left aren't too stupid to see it. Though probably not Septic.

sbw

Matt, I know my hollow feeling won't come close to the emptiness you must feel now. You have our comfort and support.

Semanticleo

My imaginary son doesn't need an F-22 to read the Taliban their Miranda rights. And if he does more than that he's banned from the house. But he still gets billed for rent.

Because I am cheap, wingers!

peter

Peter,
You know it is hard for those who voted for the pup to come around to those terms. They have so much invested in his election. All that feel good white guilt, going down the drain when they realize they elected a guy who moves Jimmy Carter down in the list of worst POTUSES.

I just heard Walter Cronkite has died. State funeral to be held in Hanoi.

Rick Ballard

"Has anyone else noticed that?"

That the President is a cheap, trash talking bum? Yeah, I noticed it last year when he was still a slumlord licking thief in the Senate. I don't anticipate any improvement until he returns to private graft in Illinois.

I also don't anticipate people continuing to pay any more attention to him than they would to a mosquito bite. There's nothing behind the bluster but hot air.

MayBee

Matt- I'm so very sorry.

PeterUK

peter,
The sad thing is all these little socialists don't realise the the biggest available taxable income is from ordinary working people. Not the rich,John F.Kerry is never going to pay enough tax.Socialism hits the the middle and working classes.Politicians will, of course, vote themselves raises and exemptions.


Jane

That the President is a cheap, trash talking bum?

Well that or a tyrant. It offends me on so many levels. I hope Congress tells him to pound sand. Apparently Nancy Pelosi used cold cash to bribe the cap and trade vote.

What has happened to our democracy?

PeterUK

Mr Ballard,
Whilst the mouth moves and the head goes from side to side,the eyes of Obama are those of a dead cod. People will notice.

PeterUK

That the President is a cheap, trash talking bum?

Well that or a tyrant.

Most of them are both.

maryrose

Obama is on tv constantly and almost always on the defensive. Today he dared people to not pass a health care bill. These bully boy tactics are thugish and unattractive. This will undermine him as surely as his dishonesty does.
Glasater: I also watch the business shows and enjoy Faber and the Squawk Box crew.

Danube of Thought

Happy to be back from Paradise.

My take is that the next three weeks are the most important in Obama's life. I think he knows very well that if he can't get this health monstrosity through in a hurry he can't get it through at all, and if he doesn't get it through he's pretty much permanently marked for failure.

Assuming that Snowe, as always, will do the wrong thing, are there any Dems who will vote no on a cloture vote to kill this thing?

Mahalo.

PeterUK

The private bank of Obama Goldman Sachs- Did GS cause the crash?

Danube of Thought

Loved the GOP ad at Hot Air.

W. Cronkite assumes room temperature at 92.

When asked a few years ago to name the most overrated American of the 20th Century, the delightful essayist Joseph Epstein immediately thought of two candidates: Walter Cronkite and Arthur Miller. Ever since reading that, I've had trouble coming up with a name to displace either of those two. RIP

clarice

Try O.B.A.M.A., DoT

Captain Hate

This wasn't a good week for Il Douche. His SCOTUS nominee made Harriet Mier's consideration look inspired. Moving Killing the Elderly Legally back probably means it isn't happening at all, at least not anything like it's current bloated, all-encompassing vat of goo guaranteed to bankrupt the country. Hopefully the same goes for Crap and Enslave which those nits in the House passed.

Has 666 ever encountered anybody pushing back against his half-assed garbage before? I don't think so. He's very sensitive to criticism so he must be torching one Kool off the previous one tonight. When Palin starts pounding on him in op-eds the meltdown will be on. Getting badmouthed by a woman will leave a big mark on somebody with such a needy ego.

I can't wait.

Jane

The private bank of Obama Goldman Sachs- Did GS cause the crash?

And where is that whole thing going? Between GS and ACORN - we may have already lost.

But what's with 52% of the country who appear to be fine with that? I truly don't get it.

bad

Bumper sticker:

If Al Qaeda wants to demolish the America we know and love they better hurry up because Obama is beating them to it

PaulL

It had to be the most overrated AMERICAN, Clarice.

PeterUK

OBAMA v OSAMA,there's only a SB in it.

Ann

If we can somehow stall the kill granny bill for three weeks we might have a chance:

President Obama's push may be seen as an overreach

Now even Zogby has a poll out: By 52 percent to 40 percent, voters say they're against the healthcare bill introduced to the House of Representatives. According to Zogby, this is the largest such survey conducted this year, with interviews spanning 4,000 adults nationwide. The polls findings include opposition to raising tax rates to pay for a new healthcare system. And among those currently insured, 84 percent are satisfied with their current health care.
Parking Lot

((But what's with 52% of the country who appear to be fine with that? I truly don't get it.))

Me neither, especially when a Gallup poll shows that 2/3 don't want GITMO closed.

Danube of Thought

I think the guy is losing it before our very eyes, and when he finally has to face being mocked and ridiculed his reaction may be lots of fun to watch.
I believe he's close to the initial stages of flop-sweat.

Everything hinges on Obamacare.

PeterUK

Jane,
Remember what the Left were willing to do about Vietnam? It isn't that far fetched to believe that a crash would get them elected.GS,the "Vampire Squid" obliged.

PaulL

Not that I watch TV news, but I suppose Cronkite's death is going to send all the news readers into fits of ecstatic self-glorification.

I actually thought he had died several years ago already. Or was that Rather?

clarice

You know--he meant something to our parents who like my mom--and Jane's apparently--viewed these reporters as credible and still do though everyone knows they are not.

PeterUK

DoT,
Imperial Overreach.

peter

It was only recently revealed that I.F. Stone was a Soviet agent; wouldn't be surprised if ol' Uncle Walt was too.

And you're right, expect much self congratulatory adulation from the network news organizations.

Danube of Thought

Clarice--it has to be the 20th Century. At its close, we were mercifully unaware of this asshole.

PeterUK

Still,this have improve,Obama is obviously on the other side.Easier to deal with.

caro

I hope a lot of people say "Walter Who?"

Jim Ryan

I actually thought he had died several years ago already. Or was that Rather?

Rather died as the result of a nasty little accident with Microsoft Word. Mistook it for a c1970 typewriter. It was quite the gruesom spectacle. He lingered for a while but eventually dragged himself into the shadows and was never seen again.

Trajan

Biden? He's just a hoot, a "crazy uncle"
that the media loves. They treat him with
a chuckle and dismissal as the Obama stage
is tumbling down. Now Cheney!! THAT's still
a legitimate story. This out-of-office
demon is the root of all evil (if you don't
count Reagan or Palin), and they're going
to prove it.

Old Lurker

Matt, I'm late to the thread but am so sorry about your news. It is impressive, humbling in fact, that our best young people are still - always - willing to sacrifice so much for our way of life. Here's hoping we can honor them by turning these bums out.

Jane

Remember what the Left were willing to do about Vietnam?

I'm ashamed to say I was on the left during Viet Nam - of course I was still a kid at the time so I didn't do much but talk. I remember representing an American Legion Hall in a dram shop case years later and coming to terms with what an idiot I had been.

I think the guy is losing it before our very eyes

The guy is so thin skinned and so egotistical that the melt down might even be worth the pain in getting to it.

PeterUK

A view from abroad.
Obama does American like a foreigner.

Bobs

Sadly it might be useful now to say just how wrong and harmful Cronite was. Dems are awfully good at rewritting history. If we remind the world that we won Tet and that everything Cronkite and his Dem party has told America since is a lie, it shows how the Obama-Emanuel Dem party is so fraudulent.

Old Lurker

Bad, PUK, LUN is the Mustang to rev Mr. Bad up...

RichatUF

Rick-

In re: your 7:36 comment. I was a bit all over the map on my last, my apologies. I had too much coffee. Can't find anything to really argue with your comment on what the deficit will look like either. Unemployment rising, the baby-boom retirment wave getting an early start, and all those pension funds that took outsized risks to help their classmates and Dem elected officials out probably hasn't sunk into the Obama Administration's economic brain trust.

Pretty impressive that Obama is going to run up a deficit in his first year greater than Bush's entire Presidency. Obama's second year will then be more expensive than all the other Presidents.

How exactly the bond markets are going to respond-don't know and wish we didn't have to find out.

Jane

I became a news junkie as a kid because of Cronkite.

clarice

Looks to me like Iran is on the cusp of a civil war or overthrow of the mullahs--the ruling clergy are openly split..Sistani's been plowing those fields..and the protestors despite their brutal treatment are not giving up.

clarice

I believed Cronkite when he said we lost in VietNam..there were no countervailing sources of info readily available.I had a good friend who was a sr editor at Time then (when it was a real magazine) and he'd been in VN. He disputes Cronkite's assessment but as there was nothing to back him up that i could read I didn't credit what he was telling me.

clarice

**disputeD****

Danube of Thought

Matt, I'm just so sorry to hear your news. Is there anything more you can tell us about those young men?

Old Lurker

Jane, and then you grew up and put aside childish things.

caro

Old Lurker, did you know Beverly Hall in the old days on Nantucket? She was a wonderful photographer in the b&w location photography genre.

narciso

I was a big time space buff, before I got into some of my current interests, so I learned about Cronkite that way. Although
as far as I recall, I probably followed Frank Reynolds of ABC News more than anyone else. I couldn't have imagined on the 10th anniversary of the moon landings, that we would be so narrowly bound to the Earth thirty years later.

Without the internet and talk radio, the
Rathergate fraud would likely have succeeded
and probably we would have seen choppers taking off from the roof of the Embassy in Bagdad in the last few years. We might very well still see the latter outcome, if the powers that be, have their way. Needless to say it would have been unlikely that I would have come in contact with most of you.
The only upside of this is that I would also unlikely to have encountered the likes
of Semantic, TCO, and a hundred other variety of troll, uruk hai orc or nazguls irrespective of honor, decency or propriety,
at a solemn moment like today.

caro

Woops, a better link.

PD

Just started reading the thread, and took a look at the Van Dyk article linked near the beginning. And its very first sentence says:

"As we approach the August congressional recess, it's clear that our economic distress is deeper than we thought..."

Uh, no. It's clear that, however bad the economy was on Jan. 20, this administration and this Congress have made it worse.

I'm kinda tired of this garbage of saying, "We're worse off now than we thought we would be because we really started deeper than we thought we were." I mean, really: Who broadcasts a message of "We were utter fools who did not understand the situation around us, and therefore you should have full confidence in us in the future."

And people like Van Dyk BELIEVE them!

SWarren

O/T-- Question for the lawyers here. Does Tbone lose on this one? The slab was cut out of the apron of the driveway. Police chief says its city property. Seems to me the cement apron belongs to the homeowner.

HOLDENVILLE — A Holdenville man said crews pulled up to the driveway of a home he owns, cut out a slab containing billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens’ signature and drove off.

The roughly 3-by-5-foot concrete slab was taken to the Pickens ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

LUN

Elroy Jetson

Cronkite helped us lose in Vietnam after Tet. No getting around it. A man on the wrong side of history- he had decades to realize his mistake, but never did.
By many North Vietnamese/Vietcong accounts, if we had followed up the failure that was the Tet offense if an intense bombing campaign, the enemy would have sued for peace.
*Sigh*
RIP, Walter

Ann


Matt,

If there is anything we can do to help the families of the soldiers that lost their lives defending us, please let us know.

That includes you! God Bless America.

jimmyk

Obama on Cronkite: "His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night..."

Even when he's eulogizing someone else he seems to be talking about himself.

LUN

matt

I tried twice but the post did not post. I am writing on it and will have it up on my blog tomorrow.

Frau Lehrerin a.D.

A full day at JOM: good news from cathyf and heartbreaking news from matt.

CalPers has let Yucaipa Fund (Clinton's's pal Ron Burkle) and CA union thugs raid the pension funds. The two of us in this houshold have our pensions there and to hear that Democrats have their fingers in the till is maddening. Pfui!

Ann

jimmyk:

"For decades, Walter Cronkite was the most trusted voice in America," said President Barack Obama in a statement. "His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the standard by which all others have been judged."

Mr. Obama said that Cronkite calmly shared the world's news while never losing his integrity.

"But Walter was always more than just an anchor," Mr. Obama said. "He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."

BUT Obama was only eight years old when Cronkite was reporting and Bill Ayers was a terrorist: Obama Ayers

Ann

Oh, and by the way, Doug Ross has the obamaTOON of the day:

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PD

"But Walter was always more than just an anchor," Mr. Obama said. "He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."

Unbelievable. What utter garbage.

Apparently Obama thinks we lead such pathetic lives that we watch the news looking for a guru, mentor, guide to lead us through the sad, scary, desolate wilderness of our miserable existence.

Feh.

matt

it's up. LUN

daddy

Very sorry about your teammates Matt.

As for Cronkite; If anyone gets dragged thru the NEWseum in DC, that palace to America's media, you will have to look very long and hard for acknowledgment of Cronkite's false Tet narrative in Vietnam. It's there, but certainly not prominent, and it definitely doesn't jump out at you. I had to be aware of it and be looking for it in order to find it. I was visiting the place the day Russert died and I expect Cronkite is getting the same full blown laudatory treatment. The cafe downstairs was decent, and proved a good place to find unbiased employees willing to act as jurors to convict Ted Steven's.

rick

What are the chances of Hillary taking on Schumer next time. I think she would cream him both upstate and in the city.

daddy

Hey TC,

I know we are all Michael Jacksoned out, but from the Toolik Alaska Field Station, let me present "ARCTIC THRILLER", the ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gnvKZFCq0"> Northernmost Tribute to Michael Jackson on the planet. Some Barrow eye-doctor I bumped into tonight at Moose's Tooth Pub said it was worth watching, not so much for the bored biologists amusing themselves at midnight, but for the size and number of mosquito's that start dive bombing the camera in the last 30 seconds. He was right.

I didn't notice Nicole in the video, but that may be a good thing, because she being a">http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/maps/toolik_prud.jpg">a further couple hundred miles north, she might get her Deadhorse buddies to do an MJ MoonDance on the Arctic Ocean, thus knocking the Toolik "Thriller's" out of the record books. Just a suggestion:)

daddy

Wow, this is refreshing!

An incompetent senior British Official who resigned recently for incompetence admits she was incompetent.

"Jacqui Smith has admitted she was not up to being Home Secretary - and should have been given some proper training before she was handed the job. Ms Smith, who is likely to be remembered for claiming expenses for a porn film watched by her husband, said any success she had was down to luck rather than skill.

She added: "When I became Home Secretary I'd never run a major organisation. I hope I did a good job but if I did it was more by luck than by any kind of development of skills."

Couldn't we use a bit of that honesty this side of the pond. Or, as the Romans sort'a used to say, "Nothing became her in her office as her taking leave of it."

PeterUK

daddy,
She says that now,but she was dragged screaming from office,leaving finger nail marks all the way out of the front door.
She is famously remembered here for living a=in her sisters spare room whilst she was in London. She had the use of a free grace and favour flat in Admiralty Arch,which she refuse so that she could claim the expenses.
This by the Home Office Minister who has much control over policing.

daddy

Try this">http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/07/17/jacqui-i-wasn-t-up-to-being-home-sec-115875-21525835/">this link.

daddy

Thanks P'UK for the particulars. I was being facetious and went overboard in my Roman paraphrase there. Maybe instead Jacqui's admitting she was incompetent in order to keep Michael Savage from suing her pants off for banning him from Britain. Whatever the heck her reasons, I suppose we can all say that almost nothing surprises anymore more than a government official admitting they were incompetent and shouldn't have been in the job in the first place.
On this side of the pond I can't think of a single person in this administration who shouldn't be saying that tomorrow. Starting from the top down. And don't even get me started on Congress---Geez.

PeterUK

daddy,
She is trying to shift blame on to those who promoted her.
Note that she didn't resign earlier for not being up to the job,nor would she resign when the expenses scandal broke. It was only when her husband put the cost of trawling Anal Boutique on her expenses was she finally told to sling her hook. Even with the huge public outcry of Smith's expenses,the woman would not resign

Melinda Romanoff

Matt-

I'm so sorry.

daddy-

Book (LUN) Scientist of the odd order, experiment first, then figure out what you've done, as opposed to, hypothesize, then prove through experimentation.

Later all.

peter

Melinda,
There's a plaque on the wall of an old fleabag hotel on 34th street between 8th and 9th avenue that shows where Tesla lived. Also, when I was a kid, I spent a lot of time in Rocky Point, Long Island. There's a street named after Tesla, as he lived there and did a lot of his experiments.

Melinda Romanoff

peter-

Thanks for that info, I was too busy being young and stupid to look for things like that when I lived there. I am, however, glad I didn't live next to his first transmission tower experiments.

Extraneus

Hey SWarren, a similar thing happened to me. One morning I drove down to see the end of my concrete driveway apron being cut off. I told the work crew to stop what they were doing, went to the Highway Dept. and was told it was for a drainage pipe, that they had the rights to something like 9' from the road, and that they'd be repairing it after the work. I'm not sure they even had to do that.

Here's another case of something like this where the homeowner wasn't contacted prior to the act, but if TBoone's autograph was within a certain distance from the street or road, I bet the homeowner loses.

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