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October 23, 2009

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Jack is Back!

Remember?

bgates

I remember, but I don't get it.

narciso

And the candidate responds, in the LUN and on Cavuto in the next hour

Extraneus

What'll the Obama Approved Media say when he wins this?

Max Power

Please Mrs. Robinson

Dave (in MA)

Was there anything deeper than the Hoffman reference? Four minutes to Wapner.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Wake Up America

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Ed Morrissey, of Hotair.com, has just reported Doug Hoffman's campaign is having a huge influx of donations all within hours of Gov Palin's Facebook posting. Governor Palin made the post at 8:35 pm and in less then 10 hours his campaign contributions have nearly doubled. Funny how the left keeps screaming she is irrelevant.

Dave (in MA)

Sara, I was half expecting a reference to http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-9339399.html>this guy, from my hometown.

Porchlight

bgates, other than the Doug Hoffman --> Dustin Hoffman reference I don't get it either.

But the memory of The Graduate is pleasant anyway.

Anyone think Hoffman can win?

Jack is Back!

Sara,

You should know that Pat Condell hates all religions not just Islam. Anyone who has lived in the UK knows all about him and his agenda.

glasater

but I don't get it

It's too nuanced for you younger folks:)

Extraneus

I do. I wouldn't be surprised if Dede backs out and Hoffman runs on the R and C line, either.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Jack is Back: I know he is an atheist, but I don't think that fact changes what he has to say about Sharia Law. Do you?

narciso

No, you're right, and it just illustrates the hypocrisy of the liberals, who are willing to entertain sectarianism when it
comes from a nontraditional background

Ann

Sara:

Thanks for the hula halo pics of Michelle. There was a string of good pictures that day.

I understand she is on Letterman tonight. Hope she wears her famous belt. :)

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I was listening to Beck just now and he replayed the Ron Bloom clip where he talks about Mao. I'd seen the clip the other day, but only the part about Mao. I did not realize that before that, our MANUFACTURING CZAR said "we know the free market is nonsense."

What?

Here is the clip as a reminder.

hit and run

It's zero hour for the Berkeley JOM Beer Summit.

My glass is raised in your honor.

Don't do anything I wouldn't do!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Ann: I just wanted you to know you aren't alone in your belt obsession. An obsession I happen to think is warranted. :):) I can't imagine who, who likes her, would tell her she looks good in that atrocious belt over cardigan look.

glasater

Here is the look Ann Taylor likes:-)

Dave (in MA)

Sara mentioned the word "Sharia" a while back and now match.com has dropped in the sidebar ad with the guy in a kaffiyeh again.

bad

glasater, if the Ann Taylor look is what FLOTASS is going for, she is really missing the mark.

glasater

she is really missing the mark

By a w i d e margin.

Have to be careful 'cause I got into trouble with Extraneous a time back saying MO had put on some poundage since she had been in the WH:)

Extraneus

Moi? Heh, sorry about that. I don't remember it, but I'll say that I'm all for the control-top pantyhose at the Ann Taylor link, yet I'll admit that I don't think it's fair to judge the middle-aged ladies on the Carla Bruni standard. When they dress in clown costumes, ammo belts, etc., that's a different story.

Charlie (Colorado)

I do. I wouldn't be surprised if Dede backs out and Hoffman runs on the R and C line, either.

That would pretty much do it for sure.

I wonder what would happen if Hoffman announced, preferably within about 48 hours of the election, that if he were elected he'd caucus with the GOP.

narciso

McCain may prove marginally useful, on occassion, in the LUN

hit and run

Charlie:
I wonder what would happen if Hoffman announced, preferably within about 48 hours of the election, that if he were elected he'd caucus with the GOP.

Wait. Is there doubt he'd caucus with the GOP at this point?

PD

I understand she is on Letterman tonight.

Leno, not Letterman.


Is Leno a "real news organization"?

clarice

He's a lifelong Republican. Scozzafava was selected by the local Republican party to replace the Republican Congressman who left the seat vacant.
I imagine they were drunk or paid off when they picked her.
I can't imagine what Newt's thinking unless it's something like.."So the Dems have this compromising picture of me,,how much longer can they yank my chain?"

peter

Interesting. Sarah Palin is going on Leno, Robinson FLOTUS is going on Letterman.

Extraneus

It's probably not such a bad thing if this marginalizes Newt.

hit and run

PD:

Is Leno a "real news organization"?

Nope. Not until CNN fact-checks him.

Captain Hate

I'm curious; I saw commercials on CBS yesterday about Il Douche being on Letterman. Was that a rerun or is Preznit Rupert Opupkin still in the "I'm not on television enough" mode and realized a sexual predator couldn't turn him down?

Ann

Ladies, It is not just the belts. Michelle has a thing for fashion that cuts her off just under her boobs. Maybe she thinks empire waist equals Empress.

Photobucket

The Empress Michelle

Ann

Who am I kidding. I have no idea what she is thinking:

Photobucket

narciso

Newt has become Bob Michel, he has really proved a dissapointment, anyways he's a cartoon that illustrates the situation in the LUN.

All right what's the deal with the booking, because I was going to watch "White Collar"

clarice

I want whatever Hit's drinking tonight. He really should have his own tv show.

Sue

Ann,

Someone has told her that belts give the illusion of a waistline. They forgot to tell her where her waistline is.

Extraneus

And, let's face it, they subtract from the bustline, which really doesn't help.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Newt has become Bob Michel

I don't think Newt has reached the falling down drunk stage yet.

Ann

I can't even explain that first picture. Is the belt under the shirt? Or maybe she is into high water spanx...eew. :p

Sue

I just did a quick fashion trip through the internet. A belt worn just below the busline emphasises the bust and makes you look sexier. Bwahahahaha. Not working!

narciso

Should have put that in quotes, but I certainly meant the 'go along to get along
type'

Sue

Ann,

I think you just hit on why she is wearing a belt. And why it is worn so high up. She has on a spanx that comes right up to boobs to hold her stomach in. The belt hides the spanx line.

Sue

I just had a delightful thought. She is miserable in every picture. ::grin::

Sue

It would also explain the sour expression you see on her face when she isn't aware of the camera. And why she was shooting daggers at Carla Bruni. We should recaption that picture to "I bet that bitch doesn't have to wear a spanx". ::tee hee::

Ann

LOL LOL LOL LOL , Sue!

Hey Clarice, I have a bone to pick with you. My husband wants fresh bread EVERYNIGHT now.
(re: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day)

Kidding, I have only gotten to the baguette stage. What is your favorite?

PD

Sarah Palin is going on Leno, Robinson FLOTUS is going on Letterman.

No, no, no. *Michelle* is going to be on Leno tonight.

PD

And that's in ONE MINUTE.

Extraneus

Wouldn't this be an ok weapon for a suicidal attack? (Click video.)

Janet

I can never comment on the Michelle (non)fashion scene. I dress like a vagabond. If her outfit matches, she's got me beat. The only outfit I could possibly make fun of was the "I'm a cake" dress...even I have never dressed like a cake.

Sue

Janet,

Of course you can. On the internet, we are all fashionistas. Right now, I'm dressed to the 9s. And no one can prove otherwise. ::grin::

Janet

that's right!...um...yeah...um, I'm dressed to the 9s too. Forget what I said earlier about the whole vagabond thing.

clarice

My favorite is the Lahey Sullivan St Bakery longer rising no knead bread. In the artisan bread book, I like the peasant bread (and use it for pizza and naan as well) and the brioche recipe. The Lahey loaf is bigger and will last for 3 days for 2 people who aren't stuffing their mouths with bread.

King Arthur Flour and Williams Sonoma and Breadtopia all have variations on it and Lahey just published his own book. But here's the basic recipe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html

It was this recipe that started the revolution in bread making of which Artisan is one manifestation.

PD

She's not even on Leno in person! She's on a video link.

I feel cheated!

She's wearing a bow at least.

PD

Leno: What are Sasha and Malia dressing up as for halloween?

Michelle: FOX News anchors!

Just kidding, I made that up.

PD

For Bo the dog's birthday, he got a doghouse cake made out of "veal stuff."

hit and run

Clarice:
I want whatever Hit's drinking tonight.

For the record, it was an Australian Shiraz/Sauvignon Blanc.

Jane

Hey! Have we heard anything from the lunch bunch?

hit and run

Jane:
Hey! Have we heard anything from the lunch bunch?

No. But none have called asking me to post bail, which fits into the no news is good news category.

Ann

Hey, you JOM OODA loopers. Michael Yon discusses it at Twitter tonight: OODA Loop

Sadly he tweets:

The White House OODA loop is laughable. Decisive enemies are in prime position.

centralcal

okay, the granite is finally final in my kitchem and I see I have missed all the fun, as usual!

Who are the lunch bunch? I was hoping to read the drunken postings of the Bezerkley crew at some point - but, now that I think about it that may not be until tomorrow night?

jimmyk

This whole episode brings back nightmares of the Pierre Rinfret-Herb London fiasco in 1990 (which I mentioned here a few months ago in some other context), though Rinfret wasn't so much a liberal as just a weak candidate. The New York Republican Party has been a joke for decades. The national party needs to look at what has happened in New York as a result of the party trying to capture the center instead of standing for something.

Ann

Also, breaking news from a tweet from James Okeefe (ACORN Fame):


Democrats Vote To Give ACORN Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions

By making representatives of ACORN and other consumer activist organizations eligible to serve on the Oversight Board, the amendment creates a potentially enormous government sanctioned conflict of interest. ACORN-type organizations will have an advisory role on regulating the very financial institutions from which they receive millions of dollars annually in direct corporate contributions and benefit from other financial partnerships and arrangements. These are the same organizations that pressured banks to make subprime mortgage loans and thus bear a major responsibility for the collapse of the housing market.
narciso

Crikey, that's the sort of thing, that would get me to drink

Ann

cc:

I bet it will be pretty late before we hear from our three JOM amigos in Berkeley. Wished you could of joined them.

laura

Ann,
How are things like ACORN sitting on regulatory boards possible? The world really is upside down.

Ann

laura:

I don't know but everyday brings a new realization that we don't know the half of it...do we? Really scary!

Dave (in MA)

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/571/pelosionelmst.jpg>
For Halloween, Pelosi on Elm Street is showing over at PJTV.

Ann

Soylent:

If you cruise by tonight, I would love to know your thoughts on Michael Yon's OODA Loop at:

http://twitter.com/Michael_Yon

glasater

Dave (in MA)

That is one heck of a screen grab you got there:-) Or however it's done these days.

glasater

Ann--Micheal Yon's tweets are heart rending--especially after the OODA loop series.
Thank you for pointing it out!

jimmyk

Democrats Vote To Give ACORN Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions

I was sure this was a link to The Onion. Can this be for real?

Ann

Sheesh, Dave, she is scary enough without being on the end of a tongue. Or is that on the end of a partial denture?

Fitting regardless.
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glaster:

Thanks! Hey, weeks back I posted how much my husband was speechless from seeing your photos on my computer. Hope you didn't miss the applause. They really are terrific.

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jimmyk:

I wish this was from The Onion, too, but it is not:
Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund

DrJ

By popular request, the JOM beer crew did their appointed task in noble fashion. Daddy and I quaffed brews without restraint, while Elliott was much more restrained in his consumption of said beverage. We met at a bar on Telegraph Avenue, which is the commercial heart of the student ghetto in Berkeley. There is something gratifying about discussing conservative politics in a crowd full of pierced, tattooed and just weird folk that inhabit that part of Berkeley.

It was a very pleasant time. We talked a bit about our real lives, the people on JOM, and some about politics (no!). I learned that daddy went to Alaska in lieu of other locations that were offered; he bribes his bride with some time in Hawaii each year to make up for the lack of winter sunshine. Elliott, it turns out, was a classical studies major at Berkeley, and was much younger than the two old farts sitting next to him.

Oh, and Elliott wants to relieve me of my role of English usage snit here. I gladly relinquish that role to him, though I assured him that this would not be met with particular acclaim or affection. And yes, we did briefly discuss daddy use of apostrophes, which we both assured him was a lovable affectation.

Sadly, Ignatz, Extraneous and centralcal were not able to attend. Maybe next time!

A classic quick study.

I remember one marvelous day a while ago when Elliott, bless his Plum lovin' heart, fact-checked me in minutes on three separate matters. Amazing, both to know when I was wrong and to find it so fast.
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glasater

Wow Ann!!! Apologies for missing your comments and thoughts from your hubby on those photos shared. Am not the fastest reader in the world and get behind so quickly:( Thank you very much.

Right now photos of wine making and vineyards are on the agenda for a customer. And if I do something wonderful with the images I will share with our crew:)

Thanks also to DrJ for giving a flavor of the evening with the boyz.
I think of Elliott as the 'renaissance' man just because knows so much--and now to learn he's a kid:)

You're Just Right:)

Just checking in while playing a chess game over here. So much fun.

BR

Elliott

I had a great time. Both DrJ and daddy are delightful company. It is unclear at present whether the security apparatus of the Berkeley Democratic Republic (BDR) is privy to the secrets of the JOM Beer Summit, but I suspect we'll know soon enough from careful monitoring of the NY Times and the Washington Post.

You're Just Right:)

Hee, I've recently discovered the pleasures of beer. Wish I were there, too.

Jane

The lunch bunch checks in! Of course you guys had a great time - it always happens that way when JOMers get together. I'm so glad to hear it!

Democrats Vote To Give ACORN Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions

Someone needs to tweet that.

Okay, I will.

PeterUK

JiB

In respect to Pat Condell. You have to take your allies as they come,because you never know who the enemy is.

Old Lurker

OK I'll bite.

What the hell are "spanx"?

hit and run

Here's the link to the Republicans on the Financial Services Committee...

http://republicans.financialservices.house.gov/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1>Democrats Vote To Give ACORN Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions

peter

Lahey Sullivan St Bakery

Clarice,
My mother was born in a house on Sullivan Street, when that part of Greenwich Village (nobody called it SoHo, then) was completely Italian. I laugh to see how upscale that area is now. When my ancestors lived there, they were tenements for the poor.

hit and run

So good to hear of the fun DrJ, Elliott and Daddy had.

A little disappointed that none of you were arrested.

Oh wait. We haven't heard from Daddy yet.

Hope Lives!

peter (Lenten Sunday dispensation)

According to this article in this morning's Pravda, the wheat crop is exceptionally bountiful this year. (LUN)

Sue

OL,

Let me just say this...spanx would be deemed weapons of mass torture.

clarice

peter, It's some kind of poetic justice. Lahey learned to bake bread in northern Italy.

hit and run

More ACORN related fun this fine Saturday morning?

http://www.usatoday.com/NEWS/usaedition/2009-10-23-housing23_ST_U.htm?csp=34>You know you want it

WASHINGTON — Federal funding for a housing counseling program carried out by local non-profit groups such as ACORN has more than tripled since 2002, even though it has been criticized by government auditors for failing to show results.

President Obama's budget calls for a 54% increase next year – $100 million in all – for the program, which helps people buy or refinance a home, prevent a foreclosure or find rental housing. The Senate agreed, while the House of Representatives suggested $70 million; final negotiations over the bill are pending.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been unable to provide much proof the program works, according to government reports, despite an increase in funding from $20 million in 2002 to $65 million last year.

Sue

Oh, and Elliott wants to relieve me of my role of English usage snit here.

::sigh:: I'm doomed!

Old Lurker

More Saturday fun to go with Hit's. LUN

I guess our money is unlimited.

Sue

I guess our money is unlimited.

I wish mine was.

Jane

What the hell are "spanx"?

I was afraid to ask.

clarice

A sort of modern girdle-- Made in a variety of forms they can lift, shape, squash any parts you find need it. Google it.

jimmyk

he Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been unable to provide much proof the program works

This is the MO of the BO administration: doubling down. If it doesn't work, it must be underfunded.

What ever happened to that vote to de-fund ACORN?

PeterUK

"A sort of modern girdle-- Made in a variety of forms they can lift, shape, squash any parts you find need it."

So,obviously,M doesn't wear one?

Old Lurker

Not gonna Google it, Clarice. The modern version of our mothers' admonition that we always wear clean underwear in case we are in an accident...is the fear that I will get hit by a bus and my family, in searching for my money, will discover all the places I have visited on my computer. Looking up Spanx would be right up there with porn and Victoria's Secrets ads...

What a beautiful fall day in DC!

Old Lurker

"So,obviously,M doesn't wear one?"

or POTUS either judging by the man-boobs.

Rick Ballard

Even the miraculous fabric of spanx has structural limits - the cinch (or girth strap) is just a precaution against blow outs. The grommets provide decent purchase points for whatever mechanism is used in the compression process.

OL,

There isn't any theoretical limit to the amount of Uncle Ben's Bambibucks. Pretty soon there won't be anything but theoretical value to them either.

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