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October 22, 2009

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Gregory Koster

Elliott: "They still aren't clear on "Episcopal" and "Episcopalian," leading to such cacophonies as "the Episcopalian Church" and "Episcopalian priests."

Uh oh. More proof of my cacophony. And holy Rudyard Kipling, Batman, I'm one of "They!"

Elliott, what is the proper way to refer to the Episcopal organization?

Gregory Koster

But, Bad, what happens to green shoots in October?

bad

A "race attack victim" now claims she lied. Al Sharpton was there to urge her on in the lies. Big surprise. via drudge

LUN

Janet

No high scores on school tests, but I passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation coarse this summer & got my motorcycle license. Does that count for anything?

RichatUF

Seems that Romer is working on the spin for a double dip::

A top White House economist says spending from the $787 billion economic stimulus has already had its biggest impact on economic growth and will likely not contribute to significant expansion next year.

Christina Romer, the chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said Thursday that the $194 billion already spent gave a jolt to the economy that contributed to growth in the second and third quarters of the year. She told a congressional panel that by the middle of next year, the impact of the stimulus will level off. Romer said spending so far has saved or created 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs but warned that unemployment will remain high, above 9.5 percent, through the end of 2010.

Created or saved 600k-1.5 million? Seems the White House needs to update the porkulus website.

Jim Miller

I just finished a post describing the July Pew poll findings on Fox News. The American public gives Fox an average rating for a news organization (55 percent favorable, 25 percent unfavorable).

Fox got a better favorable rating than MSNBC (48-19) and a way better rating than the New York Times (29-17). So Obama brought in two from MSNBC and three from the NYT.

Janet

So I guess conservatives have him beat on 2 wheel vehicle riding too!

Sue

"the one with the round head"

LOL.

glasater

I read Jay Cost's article too Jim Miller. Glad you highlighted it!

Cost's article LUN

Jane

Clarice,

It sort of shows how differently our minds work. You write, I talk. You analyze issues, I commit snark. You are all about the law and I'm all about the facts. I tell people I don't know anything about the law, and there is a lot of truth in that statement - but I can depose someone to within an inch of their lives.

Thank God we need both.

Janet, I'm certainly impressed by the motorcycle thing.

glasater

"Obama in Nightmare Alley" — what Asia Times Online refused to publish

Interesting article by Spengler for his fans:)

clarice

I was admitted in Wisconsin without an exam and passed the DC and Md exams.

lonetown

"It must have been exciting for Ron Brownstein to meet heavy journalistic talents like Maddow and Olbermann."

Brownsteins granfather felt that slap!

Gabriel Sutherland

It just hit me. Barack Obama is the buxom blonde bimbo that expresses the character traits of a siren. He gets by because his help falls over themselves to draw his favor.

narciso

I was just guessing on that point, but it makes sense, about the DC and Maryland venues

mike

Brings new meaning to the phrase PAP Smear

Gabriel Sutherland
A "race attack victim" now claims she lied. Al Sharpton was there to urge her on in the lies. Big surprise. via drudge
Best part - The local NAACP chapter was the prudent voice of caution to Al.
bad

Loved your article, Clarice.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I scored a tad above 1500 on my SATs and scored in the 99+ percentile on every standardized test I took thru school. It didn't do me a damn bit of good. All it does is prove I'm a damn good test taker and memorizer.

Dee

Obama, what a know nothing, dangerous, light weight...Long live all conservative talk radio and Fox News

NCfreedomlover

Cunning doesn't equal intelligence. This is now my all time favorite. This really hits the truth about Obama. It is now time to hold the elite media responsible for their ignorance in getting him elected. Time for tea parties against the main stream media. They hold us in comtempt as the ignorant unwashed mass, while ignoring our economy tanking, the world sticking their fingers in our eyes, the great take over of our lives. Barney Frank just said, not just bail out recipients, but all Americans should have their pay cut! Who is Barney Frank to tell anyone how much they can make. He is responsible for the real estate collaspe, and is not held responsible by any investigative reporter. Time to TAKE ON THE MEDIA. It's ok, the great one is taking on Fox. He may have started something.

Captain Hate

Elliott, what is the proper way to refer to the Episcopal organization?

GK,

In Elliot's absence I'll say The Anglican Communion, which includes the Episcopal church which conducts services for Episcopalians. Confused enough?

David Leach

I've created the following image that should be used for all approved news organizations:

Sara (Pal2Pal)

image

Happy Birthday!

The Left Lied and Media Died

The left lied and media died. Gwen Ifill, who attended the meeting, moderated the only vice presidential debate between Palin and Biden over Republican objections after she failed to disclose that she was publishing a favorable book about Obama. The left said she's independent and called the objections to her moderating "paranoia". "Media" according to the Obama administration is a cuddly puppy dog that will take orders from the White House. Fox won't do that, which is why Obama hates Fox.

duff65

That guest list looked like a list of total idiots. I guess that is par for the course for the Obama people.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

I agree that Romer was presaging a double dip. Remember the Fed "stress tests"? This fellow does. I know Prince Obamlet has been whining about banks not lending enough but I'm not at all sure that that they can increase lending in the face of increasing losses. Especially not with Uncle Ben's Bambibuck printer turned off (for the moment) and Turbo Timmy scheduled to hit the bond market with $100 billion per month in additional supply over the next year.

It appears that Barro's hypothesis regarding crowding out is going to get a real test.

clarice

I like the idea of an Obama Media Seal of Approval, David.

clarice

Thanks, bad

Rocco

Happy Birthday narciso

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Janet

Perhaps at some point we need to make a list of all the special talents here at JOM. Just in case...you know...the end of civilization and all. Smarts, photography skill, bear scat products, bi-lingual, cooking skills,...
Provisions can be provided by all the dog owners when things get really tough!
LUN via Instapunit

BR

Rocco, fan-f-tastic!!!!

BR

There's hope for America. Russia and China went from serfdom to communism, didn't have a culture of freedom to protect themselves from it. Perhaps the American heritage will be strong enough to withstand it, even if the MSM falls.

Gregory Koster

No, I'm not, Cap'n. So: Anglican Communion includes the Episcopal church. What else?

Glasater, thanks for the link to the rejected Spengler article. The ASIA TIMES was right to reject this hunk of junk. I'm a big Spengler fan, so this zaniness was a big disappointment. My objection? I'm told that the laity should refrain from psychological diagnoses from a distance, yet Spengler jumps right in, even admitting that the DSM-IV is more a manual for insurance reimbursement than real understanding, but banging away with his hammer on that land mine---with the usual results. All during Geo. W's administration, leftist quacks "diagnosed" him with all sorts of bunk, e.g sublimated quarrels with the old man being the cause of invading Iraq. Such quackeries are now forgotten, but in their day they deluded many otherwise monsters whose behavior could have been explained by a diagnosis of rabies. It's worth noting that the American Psychiatric Association's members generally lean left. Once Spenglerian "instant remote diagnoses" become fashionable, it will be the Right that suffers. Remember the Amodio study? This heaping cartload of rubbish would have been a fine pretext for concluding that the average JOMer was too dumb to deserve any health care except the public option.

Furhter, the amateur diagnoses that rely on writings are unreliable. You may conclude the DREAMS FROM MY FATHER proves The Once is ready for the loony bin. Then you find out that Ayers wrote it? What does this do to your "diagnosis"? What it does should be studied by Navy Seals as they work on demolition.

To shoot even closer to home: how many JOMers would be happy with a Spenglerian "analysis" based on their comments here? Thought so.

It is one thing to object to The Once and howl that he's a public menace. I agree with such a conclusion and can point to many actions he's taken (or not taken) to back up my assertions. But for God's sake, give Sigmund, Carl and all such quacks a heave overboard, preferably tied to a depth charge. The Soviets used psychiatry as part of political persecution, and the professionals smiled and smiled, getting fat in the process, knowing dam well the consequences of being honest. It will happen to the Right in this nation far more readily than to the Left.

This violation of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was brought to you by The Anti-Rolo League.

BR

And to help it along a little, I'm setting an example here in front of my laptop, like the female tv newscasters in Russia after the fall of communism :)

bgates

His off the cuff remarks exhibiting his grasp of the profit to earnings ratio make it fairly clear

Rick, he might have been using terms from the Austrian School of economics. I bet it makes more sense in the original Austrian.

THINK SHALLOW.
Show you could identify the issue,
pick one side of it
though briefly acknowledging and dismissing the countervailing opinion
and write a plausible argument in support of your view.

Obama's got 3/4 of that down cold.

clarice

I can't wait for these toadies to tell us again how important freedom of the press is to our way of life.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Ann:

This is for you.

Caption This

Gregory Koster

Aw Sara, let me try:

"Are you sure this is the way to put on a halo?"

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Gregory: I hope you submitted your caption. I think it could win. LOL.

hit and run

Rick:
and Turbo Timmy scheduled to hit the bond market with $100 billion per month in additional supply over the next year.

Instapundit says, "This nation's in the very best of hands"

But if the only way you know how to count is on your "very best of hands" you quickly will run out of fingers:

We're in the Very Best of Hands

Captain Hate

Anglican Communion includes the Episcopal church. What else?

The Anglican Church

Rocco

Well thank you BR but to be honest, I stole borrowed that pic from...Sheppard Fairey I think. And since most of his work is stolen from others, how can I steal something that's already stolen? I just re-arranged a few words.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Gregory: After looking at the other submissions so far, I'm sure yours is the best. If you don't submit, can I do it on your behalf. I'll give you credit. I have a feeling.

BR

It's perrrrrfect!

BR

Can you e-mail it to Dowd and all the MSM? Since we know they've never heard of the people's press, it would be such a shame for them to never know what hit them.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Who is Anita Dunn's husband?

Porchlight

Anglican Communion includes the Episcopal church. What else?

The Anglican Communion (Wiki)

This is a pretty good overview. There is no Vatican or equivalent - it is not a formal authority. The Church of England is like the mothership, but has no formal role.

Real American

This meeting was nothing more than a war room gathering to coordinate talking points and media strategy going forward. All of these fake news people are in the tank for Obama and always have been. The purpose of this meeting was to get marching orders from Dear Leader.

Fresh Air
    URGENT BULLETIN

Okay, everyone must read the Spengler (David Goldman) article about Zero's pathologies. This is the single-most important piece I have read since the election. We are dealing with a very disturbed individual in the WH.

DrJ

Happy Birthday narciso!!

May you have many more. And remember that life begins at 50.

centralcal

Spengler says at the end:

"At some point, if my analysis holds water, we should see behavior from Obama consistent with the other side of antisocial personality disorder. Again, from DSM-IV: “Impulsiveness is often present, including angry outbursts, failure to consider consequences of behaviors, irritability, and/or physical assaults."

Aren't we already seeing some of these traits?

PeterUK

OBAMA SEES WORST RATINGS DROP IN FIFTY YEARS.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Fresh Air: Great link. Thank you.

andy

"I can't wait until 2012, when the grown-ups can take over"...

The grown-ups won't wait until 2012.

Janet

Here is the latest on our Safe Schools Czar
LUN
Slouching toward Gomorrah...

Gregory Koster

Sara, count me witless, fit to be one of The Once's czars. I thought you were starting a contest at JOM. By the time I read your 5:30, someone had. Grrrrr...

Cap'n now I'm alarmed: there's a difference between Anglicans and Episcopalians? I thought Anglicans = UK Episcopalians.

Gregory Koster

More GK witlessness: I only caught up to Porchlight's wiki link. Many thanks.

Gregory Koster

Finally: Fresh Air, Glasater already linked to that article way up the thread. I'm in a minority, for I think ASIA TIMES was right to reject this hunk of junk. Go to 5:12 for more wrath.

Fresh Air

GK--

I don't think the terminology or exact diagnosis is what's important here. The point is the guy exhibits multiple symptoms of serious mental illness. Goldman knits together the probable causes quite nicely, and until we get a full accounting by some serious reporters who can interview some people closer to him (if there in fact are any), this is the best we are going to do.

That said, I think he's absolutely somewhere between an NPD and a psychopath. We must always remember that he will do NOTHING in good faith; everything is in furtherance of himself and what he must do to nurture his self-image. If he has to kill the country in the process, he's okay with that.

I am not.

SPQR

AJB, so the best you can come up with is tu quoque?

So much for your change, eh?

Dave (in MA)

Hula Hoop?
Are they going to try out all the other classic Wham-O toys? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2849617666_985f5755a4_m.jpg>
Slip 'N Slide™ ... Water Wiggle™ ... Silly String™ ... Super Elastic Bubble Plastic™ ... Super Sneaky Squirtin' Stick™

...On second thought, two administrations ago had that last one covered.

bgates

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic™

They're keeping their pet journalists in that, aren't they?

Jane

That's quite an article by Spengler. It will be interesting to watch what emerges from the presidebt - and perhaps deadly.

RichatUF

Rick-

In re: the double dip. Japan and Europe will tip back in before us because the Administration has caused another oil shock-weak dollar, no drilling, tax increases on oil companies, and all that "free money" sloshing around looking for a home.

Not really surprised that the Obama Administration has basically wasted its first year and a trillion dollars looking for some solutions. Romer, Summers, and Geithner will be spending more time with the family soon.

Also, the BLS put its preliminary benchmark revision up and it is coming in at -824k or -.6. I should probably drink some coffee and read the report a bit closer, but is that only for March 09 or is that a cummulative total for 09. If that were the case doesn't that put the unemployment rate at 10.4% already and pushing 11% in Feburary once the final numbers are published?

RichatUF

Rick-

Thanks for the link as well.

clarice

I like Spengler and in a way I share his view that Obama is( mentally) damaged goods, but I found long distance psych evaluations wanting when they were done on Bush and I really am not inclined to to change my mind just cause the target of the pieces change.

narciso

Right we don't need to psychologize, when his bibliography is much more significant

Fresh Air

Sarah Palin (via Facebook) has endorsed Doug Hoffman in NY-23 and put a stick in the eye of the NRCC.

Well done.

PD

Perhaps at some point we need to make a list of all the special talents here at JOM. Just in case...you know...the end of civilization and all.

I can contribute being left handed and color blind. Is there a need for that?

PD

Michelle on Leno tomorrow night.

I know the ladies here will be waiting to see what she wears.

MayBee

I like Spengler and in a way I share his view that Obama is( mentally) damaged goods, but I found long distance psych evaluations wanting when they were done on Bush and I really am not inclined to to change my mind just cause the target of the pieces change.

So glad you said that.
Ditto.

hit and run

PD:
I can contribute being left handed and color blind. Is there a need for that?

Hey, I'm both those things too, PD.

But I guess you got dibs on them.

And technically, I consider myself red-green color deficient.

PD

hit, I don't know what my deficiency is, it doesn't fit the textbooks. I'm certainly red-green-brown deficient, but actually I can mix up any two adjacent colors on the color wheel (e.g., blue-purple), and once mistook purple for green.

Plus, colors sometimes change before my eyes. I once looked out the window to see a field of red grass. I knew that couldn't be right, and it changed to green.

Yeah, it's weird.

clarice

I can waste time better than anyone. Does that count?

Captain Hate

Ditto for me on what Clarice (and GK) said.

PD

I can waste time better than anyone.

That's a claim that cannot go unchallenged!

clarice

I'd fight back,pd, but that's you know kinda like work.

hit and run

Dude, you're effed up there PD.

Kidding.

I only have problems with the stupid dot pictures where you're supposed to see a number in there.

Oh, and when playing golf, if the flag is red against a backdrop of green trees, that can be difficult if there's no breeze making the flag flap.

Oh and BTW, I'm not saying I've never seen red grass.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

I hesitate to project the BLS revision. It would certainly change the March 09 reported rate of 8.5% to 9.1% but I just don't know whether that .6% increase can be applied today. I do know that the .1 reduction in hours worked for September has a negative impact equivalent to the loss of an additional 420K jobs or a .3% increase in unemployment.

My tax receipt data suggests that the bleeding has slowed to a nice smooth venous flow rather than last springs ripped artery spurting but the Maladministation's application of a tight tourniquet to the neck may yet prove to have rather deleterious results over the long term.

clarice

Heh, Rick,, those neck tourniquets are known to do that.

PD

Oh and BTW, I'm not saying I've never seen red grass.

And I wasn't on acid when it happened.

Ignatz

In the comments section of his article Spengler is careful to point out the column was for the most part a riff on Marty Peretz's labeling of Obama and not meant as a literal diagnosis of the knothead, but rather a general characterization of how the clown sees the world and his place in it.

Captain Hate

I noticed that, Ignatz; for a guy whom I perpetually bend over backwards to think is smart, Marty really makes some initially extremely poor judgement calls.

clarice

Marty can be a fool. Is that worth a column.
How any strong zionist like Peretz could have imagined for a single moment that Obama is worth his support is unfathomable to me.

Ogre the Great

Yeah AJB, same lame a$$ excuse. Bush did it so why can't Obama do the same and far worse? Nevermind the obvious displeasure of true conservatives to Bush's follies. You act like there was a herd following Bush and his every mistake. His final poll numbers plainly prove you an idiot. Here's an idea. Stop being a damn sheep and admit like many a right wing conservative that your man in the White House is a TOTAL MORON! Barry has accomplished jack and even worse has pissed off many an ally. What happened to the world would love us? Oh yeah, liberals are complete tools believing that despite decade upon decade of proof to the contrary. This man is more of a pu$$y than Carter who got railroaded by two bit terrorists and you thought things would be different for Mr. Present?

Stop accepting that these complete idiots in Washington are good for you, me or anyone simply because they have an R or D next to their name. This kind of anti-American BS is good for no one. I suppose now that you have made a grand excuse for Barry, it'll be just fine when the next right wing yahoo comes in a ups the ante and shuts down Olbermann. Then who will you relate to on the "news"?

Wrong is wrong, no matter the party. Have a backbone and some principals and stop acting like a child on the playground, "Mommy!!! He did it first!!!".

Idiot.

ic

journalistic integrity!!! Ha ha

Pootie

What a bunch of turd burglars!

algie

By their friends shall ye know them.

....nnnn..'o.o'..uu!u....algie
Illegitimi nOn carborundum

Sara (Pal2Pal)

PD and Hit:

Color Blind? A Genetic Cure on the Horizon

Sara (Pal2Pal)

You act like there was a herd following Bush and his every mistake. His final poll numbers plainly prove you an idiot. Here's an idea. Stop being a damn sheep and admit like many a right wing conservative that your man in the White House is a TOTAL MORON!

For the record, I do not think now, nor have I ever thought, that Bush is/was a MORON.

Gerry Owen

So Gwen Ifill WAS a friggin' tool as a debate moderator after all!
Gee, this crap would be good to discover, maybe, i dunno, like- BEFORE THE ELECTION????

mark l.

if obama made them fight with swords, to please himself,

I'd bet on dowd over dickerson.

glasater

Glad many enjoyed the Spengler article. My take was pretty much in line with Ignatz's earlier comment. It was a riff on Peretz.

The thing that intrigues me about Goldman is that here is a Jew but follows the Catholic church very closely and writes about it often.

Goldman made a comment on Kudlow the other day saying the run up in the price of gold is basically a 'put' on the dollar.

Mike

Testing.

Peter

I don't like long distance psych evals eithe but if I had to bet the farm on anything I'd have to go with this guy and the whole crowd around him ate total dirtbags, leavened with a goodly percentage of numbnuts.

Parad E. Makewater

"So, I suppose you guys were all equally outraged by the Pentagon sockpuppets, prepackaged news, paying off of columnists, and mock press conferences, etc."

Wait, I thought Obama (someone called him The Once, I like that) was going to be above all that. This was supposed to be a new dawn for America, a renewing of hope in the American dream, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada.

When's that start?

hit and run

Sara:
PD and Hit:

Color Blind? A Genetic Cure on the Horizon

Wow, thanks for the link.

Yes, I "missed" every one of those color-blind dot tests in the video -- but, I have *no* problem distinguishing the colors of stop lights, signs, whatever. I'm completely safe while driving.

(that is, I can drive in case you ever want to go out!)

Bull

How is this any different from Monica Lewinski's visit to the White House? Pass out the cigars!!!

Bandit

Didn't Gwen Ifill moderate one of the debates and write a book about Obama's campaign? Bot complaining about her moderating the debate was R-A-C-I-S-T.

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