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November 19, 2009

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Sara (Pal2Pal)

He is weak, he isn't particularly bright, and he is unAmerican, and he deserves ALL the blame. We have a blithering dithering idiot for a president.

NK

Sara(Pal2Pal)--

you said: "He is weak, he isn't particularly bright, and he is unAmerican..."

Like TM said he's perfect as an MSNBC Talk Show host!!!
Come on Jeff Immelt, get it done! then we'll have a quickie election and pick a grown up as chief executive.

daddy

"Good evening, good evening. Well as I've said before and as I've said again and as I'll say in the future, let me say now welcome to the Obama show and also as I've said before and as I've said again and as I'll say in the future I'd like to now say that I want you to remember that this Obama show is not about me---It's about you."

steve sturm

I don't buy the 'like the person, dislike the policy' garbage, it rings too much like the 'hate the sin, love the sinner' BS that people offer up. I don't like people who do bad things to me and I doubt I'm in the minority on this one. The guy is taking money out of my pocket and I'm supposed to ignore all that and have a nice chat with him at dinner? No chance.

peter

The phrase "soft tyranny" very aptly describes the situation.

MarkO

The son of an African father and a Kansas mother. Think of the possibilities.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

"Good evening, good evening. Well as I've said before and as I've said again and as I'll say something completely the opposite tomorrow in the future, let me say now welcome to the Obama show

There fixed it Daddy.

bgates

Reading about how personally popular Obama is doesn't make me like him more, it makes me like 74% of the public less.

bad

We have to say we like him or we'll be called a RAAAAAAAAAAACISSSSSSSSSSSST.

So then we are reduced to disliking "His" policies.

Duh, TM.....

Sara (Pal2Pal)

The reason Obama is president is because he has dark skin and is half black. The elites may have elected him because of their perceived "he is one of us" mentality, but the general public elected him to be part of some historic moment. They wanted to prove that affirmative action really works but anyone who has worked in an environment with alot of affirmative action hires knows what a fallacy that is.

Of course, to point this out immediately brings on the charge of "you're a racist," but the real racists are those who only voted for Bambi because he is black."

matt

I think the American people are exercising Affirmative Action, actually. If he were white, they would be calling for his head.

peter

OT; The Dish went dark for the second time in ten years. Much anticipation that Raw Muscle glutes would finally find the smoking Down's syndrome sperm. Alas, he came up with bupkus.

MDr

Hey. We support our President; we don't support his policies. How can the Left object? They support the troops, but not the wars. Why not push this position and watch their heads explode?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT nor his policies. I respect the office of the president, but I have no respect for the incompetent who holds it. I'm sick of having to couch my words. The man is an imbecile and he is ruining our great country.

BumperStickerist

Great Moments in Future History
Aides say TelePrompTer Glitch to Blame for President Obama's Pardon of All Turkeys on Thanksgiving Eve.

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First they came for the free range freshly processed turkeys, and I did nothing ...

Pagar

Why not just give him a pink slip?

Don't we have someone on JOM that is between jobs, needs some extra income etc, that can do this at a lower price and still make a good profit?

"For just $29.95 you can send an individualized notice to every member of Congress in the form of a "pink slip."

"Also, for the first time, CNN and other news outlets covered the unprecedented campaign that has generated 5.5 million pink slips to members of the House and Senate."

LUN

BarbieJay

It's the PC, stupid. Our country's been turned into a plurality of PC obedient slaves. The same number who are horrified and angered by O's policies are just as horrified and angered by his lack of character, but don't dare criticize him personally to a pollster. Most Americans don't give a fig about skin color. We've been forced to keep our conviction of merit-based standards unspoken, or risk being attacked and punished by employers and Affirmative Action pimps.

Dave (in MA)

I'll like the guy a little more every time one of his campaign promises goes *poof*.

Janet

"...it makes me like 74% of the public less."

Me too bgates, me too. I have lost respect for people that I know voted for Obama. It tells me they will fall for anything.

Janet

...and did you see this at Newsbusters? LUN
Al Gore quoting the Bible in the front pages of his new book.
""I'm offering you the choice of life or death. You can choose either blessings or curses."
Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19
(New International Reader's Version)"

The verse goes on to read..."So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him;for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
- the rest of verse 19 and 20
This was spoken by Moses, and says nothing about carbon dioxide. The "by" is followed with instructions on connecting to God, NOT - by driving a golf cart
- by being a vegan
- by living in the dark
- by being taxed for all prosperous activities.

Pagar

"By driving a golf cart" ?
What ever happened to walking?

Janet

You are correct Pagar, they are more evil than I can even imagine! Hoist those kids on your back, and off to soccer practice!...perhaps a basket full of sports gear balanced on my head. That's how they do it in Africa & it's charming.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Real men don't play soccer.

Jane

Like TM said he's perfect as an MSNBC Talk Show host!!!

It's not like he doesn't have the time.

Barbara

OT -

Thursday November 19, 2009 7:03pm EST
Virus in the Voting Machines: Tainted Results in NY-23
Northern NY News
Written by Nathan Barker

GOUVERNEUR, NY - The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines.

Cathleen Rogers, the Democratic Elections Commissioner in Hamilton County stated that they discovered a problem with their voting machines the week prior to the election and that the "virus" was fixed by a Technical Support representative from Dominion, the manufacturer. The Dominion/Sequoia Voting Systems representative "reprogrammed" their machines in time for them to use in the Nov. 3rd Special Election. None of the machines (from the same manufacturer) used in the other counties within the 23rd district were looked at nor were they recertified after the "reprogramming" that occurred in Hamilton County.

Republican Commissioner Judith Peck refused to speculate on whether the code that governs the counts could have been tampered with. She indicated that "as far as I know, the machine in question was not functioning properly and was repaired" by the technician.

Commissioners in other counties have stated that they were not made aware of the virus issue in Hamilton County. In Jefferson County, inspectors from four districts claim that "human error" resulted in their "mistakenly" entering 0 votes for Hoffman in several districts, resulting in Owens leading Jefferson County on election night though the recanvas of the computer counts now show that Hoffman is leading. Jefferson County has not conducted a manual paper ballot recount.

More at LUN

Charlie (Colorado)

It's a baffling poll result - how can people disapprove of a President who doesn't actually do anything?

I suspect Obama is wondering the exact same thing.

centralcal

Hey, Oprah announced she's quitting in Sept. 2011, maybe Obami could fill her slot.

DrJ

It's the PC, stupid. Our country's been turned into a plurality of PC obedient slaves.

Yeah, the computer does that to me too. What? Different PC? Never mind...

BumperStickerist

maybe Obami could fill her [Oprah's] slot.

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no ... too easy,

besides, Tom runs a high class joint.

Jack is Back!

I am shocked. He has only been POTUS for 11 months and you want him degraded to talk show host?

Why not Postmaster General or a career counselor at the Lincoln High School or even Ambassador to Indonesia. You just can't treat an existing President this way.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Why Jack? We're treating him better than he treats us, at least we think he deserves some kind of menial job. He just thinks we all should be happy with government social justice welfare.

BTW, I wonder if Oprah's decision has anything to do with the fact that her show got the highest ratings in several years for Sarah Palin's appearance. She picked the wrong side.

Jane

You know Ibama may actually think about that sort of deal. Give him loads of money, unlimited use of Air force 1, and a talk show program and he gets all of the glitter and none of the hassle. I think it could work.

Jane

BTW Sarah is about to be on O'reilly.

He's a dork bbut I'm still watching.

Janet

I have some leaves in my yard that need raking.

daddy

For anyone interested I'm live blogging the radio interviews of the Begich case with the key players on The Boy's of Autumn thread. The investigating Attorney is up in about 5 mins.

Thomas Jackson

Obama is about as popular as a stroke.

PD

'hate the sin, love the sinner' BS

BS?

hit and run

Forget giving Obama just a talk show.

Al Gore's Current TV just had to lay off 20% of its workers.

Give Obama his own damn cable channel.

PD

I wonder if Oprah's decision has anything to do with the fact that her show got the highest ratings in several years for Sarah Palin's appearance.

I doubt it. This is the kind of think you think about for a long time before deciding.

PD

Al Gore's Current TV just had to lay off 20% of its workers.

He's just helping them reduce their footprint. It's a charitable move!

Jane

Bill O'Reilly reminds me of Dick. He's so sure he knows everything that he is giving Sarah Palin advice. What a dork.

Melinda Romanoff

Barbara-

Oh, How I love the rise of Sequoia Corp.'s voting systems.

They have lots of fun with them here in Chicago.

Lots.

Melinda Romanoff

And Venezuela, where the company is based....

Janet

yeah PD, Hate the sin, but love the sinner is one of my favorite sentiments. It is how I can type "the religion of Islam is evil" and send school supplies over to Iraq/Afghanistan. It is how I can oppose gay marriage, and have gay friends. It is even how I can stand myself after I've done something horrible.

Pofarmer

Bill O'Reilly What a dork

Truer words never spoken.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Well my problem is usually loving the sin and hating the sinner, myself, after I've committed the sin.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

I really enjoyed listening to the show, but boy, does Dick like listening to his own voice.

Sure comes across that way, at least on that show.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Actually I don't believe in hate for any reason except one. The only things I truly hate are wet toilet paper and cockroaches.

Janet

That's true Sara, at least for awhile!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

ugh, "except two."

PD

OT: Our dishwasher just started making weird horrible grinding noises. It's old enough that I'm thinking it'd be more worthwhile to replace it than have a plumber look at it.

So I appeal to the mighty JOM crowd: Any recommendations?

(I told my sweetie, "I guess that'll be our Christmas present to each other.")

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Just make sure it has multiple spray arms. I prefer Kenmore/Whirlpool appliances, but that's me.

Janet the Luddite

Nope, We wash our dishes by hand. I was no help to narciso and his computer problems either.

clarice

I have those dishdrawers by Fisher Paykel and I'm happy with them. (I did forget to take into consideration it would block one of my drawers so be sure you don't do that. )

PD

I wash the pots and pans and other large stuff. But I don't wanna wash everything. As my dear grandmother once said, "I'd give up anything but the dishwasher"!

Old Lurker

Jane, insert "a" before Dick and you'd be more accurate.

Old Lurker

Get a wife, PD. Problem solved.

Seriously, I tend to go with the next to the top of the line Kitchenaids. Been through lots of others over the years and we have been happiest with those.

Just kidding about the first line...honest ladies.

anduril

Give him a talk show, eh? Here's something he could talk about--his new style of diplomacy: We are not amused.

US makes up with 'China is good, but India is better' DNA ^ | 19th November 2009 | Seema Guha

New Delhi: US president Barack Obama ruffled Indian feathers on Tuesday. The next day, the American ambassador to India spent considerable effort in soothing offended sentiments.

Timothy Roemer almost ran out of adjectives to describe the state of India-US ties, even as the ministry of external affairs expressed displeasure at Obama's statement with Chinese president Hu Jintao, which seemed to project China as the prime mover for peace and stability in South Asia.

Roemer's charm offensive is a bid towards damage control ahead of prime minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week.

A joint-statement by the US and China on Tuesday had said: "The two sides are ready to strengthen communication, dialogue and cooperation on issues related to South Asia and work together to promote peace and development in that region." This is being interpreted as Obama bowing deeper to Beijing than to the emperor of Japan, and involving China in Indo-Pak ties.

Reacting to the subsequent discomfort in Indian circles, the US ambassador went out of his way to indicate that relations with New Delhi were, in fact, on the top of Obama's agenda.

The envoy recalled that before he came to New Delhi for his assignment, Obama had personally described ties with this country as the "best and most important relationship to him and the people of the United States".

But despite the exaggerated importance Roemer is giving to the visit, the fact remains that India is not amused at the mention of China's role in India-Pakistan affairs. The external affairs ministry reacted to the joint statement making the point that "a third country role cannot be envisaged nor is it necessary. We also believe that a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan can take place only in an environment free from terror or the threat of terror." India said all issues with Pakistan would be resolved bilaterally.

"This is not a good signal ahead of the prime minister's visit," said former foreign secretary and ambassador to the US Lalit Mansingh. "I won't call it a calamity but it is certainly insensitive of Washington. China had never been a factor in India-Pakistan affairs. This naturally will not be well received in New Delhi."

Well, the fact of the matter is, China owns our debt, not India. No matter how important India may be to us, China has the whip hand over us. We can all thank Dubya for that, although Obama is simply worsening the situation.

Doc Flop

Based on the underlying stats of this poll, it makes sense. I read something similar in the Atlantic about 18 years ago.

peter

GE makes some okay dishwashers that shouldn't break the bank. I also saw they sell dishwashers pretty cheap at stores like Home Depot and Lowes. If you don't get too many gimmicky features like stainless steel liners, you should be able to get an ok deal. The more expensive ones have bituminous insulation to make them quieter. It's hard to comparison shop since each store sells its own particular models, and they are all slightly different. I know this because mine has been making some funny noises for months, and it will probably break on Thanksgiving when we have 18 people over.

PD

it will probably break on Thanksgiving when we have 18 people over

They do conspire against us, don't they?

bgates

We can all thank Dubya for that

Remember the 90s, when America had no foreign debt? Anduril does. He's a moron.

Pofarmer

Anduril does. He's a moron.

He's a PaulBot, he can't help it.

Jane

Mel, lately he had been willing to follow my lead but this week he reverted to form. I was bored and I was sitting there.

Please give it another shot.

Melinda Romanoff

PD-

How old is it? (13+ means get out the check book, unless you are comfortable changing trannies in a dishwasher, which will cost just about as much as a new one)

We did KitchenAid, they make a lot of the other brands for them, just without the labels.

One note, when you replace it, make sure you give the kitchen drain a quick snaking before it goes in. With the new disposals built into the dishwashers, the new abilities can gum up a sink line that's never been touched. Just a thought. I've installed a few. Po might have some other insights. The LUN is the best I've found for parts.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

Of course I will, with no "mystery" texting.

PD

13+

Oh, definitely.

Melinda Romanoff

How dirty do you want to get?

Frau Nebenan

Another vote for a radio show for BHO. Am I the only one to remember "It Pays to be Ignorant"?

E. Nigma

Well, maybe BHO could be on NPR on Saturday morning, and like, host a radio show, and it would be called "Whaddya know?", and then the audience shouts back, "Not much, and neither do you!"

'Course, Michael Feldman might get a bit peaved, because it sorta sounds like his bit.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Al Qaeda Suspect Promises to Boycott Her N.Y. Trial

Melinda Romanoff

E.-

But Jim Packard has the perfect intro voice for him, you have to admit.

Charlie (Colorado)

Let me throw in a vote for KitchenAid. We sold them for years (yes, at the musi store — we do things different out here) along with a bunch of other brands, and no one in the family would install anything else in our houses.

Cockermouthweatherhigh

Obambi is strokes. How do you think he got where he is; him and his wife giving people pain and strokes, staring through their heads and forcing them to hear them and seeing shit when they're asleep having wierd dreams sent to them by Obambi, I mean lucifer, and women swooning and seeing dreams about Obambi what did you think he was; he likes it and likes to have those people assumed cause he's sexy and should have all the money and so should h is sexy smart wife who really wants to be in your dreams, but the guys just start vominting in their sleep.

So, the crash was economic, but Obamabi, I mean lucifer, did trade the plagues cuase lucifer, I mean Obambi, thought he did and if he trades then so should everyone else cause they're scum who grovels before their lord, I mean lucifer, and we just got the animal human transgenic thing that's in your dogs and cats now and soon you, but it's not like it's a real killer plague what they traded, but don't want to now cause of the money and power, maybe a few planes or helicopters cuase Obambi nearly crashed once.

Melinda Romanoff

I've never seen those letters used in a sequence quite like that. Thank you.

(looking up "cuase"...)

athigh

Cocerhigh

Melinda Romanoff

Bless you!

Porchlight

Here it comes, folks:

Reid Schedules Saturday Night Vote for Health Bill Supported by 35% of Voters

Brace yourself for another fun Saturday...

bgates

looking up "cuase"...

Yeah, that was the problem, was the typo.

Ann

Knowing that GE owns MSNBC and the gov'ment owns GE, I will never own another GE product.

Check out BOSCH, stainless steal interior and very quite. I replaced my GE a couple years ago with it and love it. It so sad that we have to politically pick our appliances and cars now. Hope and Change, WTF did people vote for!

clarice

E.Nigma, it sounds exactly like his show.

narciso

lol, bgates, what was that line from Billy Madison, when he gives a nonsensical answer,
(btw I can't stand Adam Sandler)

PD

Thanks all for the DW hints. I have to do some research, I see.

clarice

Niters,

BR

Pagar, that's great news on the pink slip campaign being facilitated by WND! This was especially encouraging news:

"DeMint told Porter on a recent radio show that some of the bills now pending in Congress already would have been law had it not been for the 'pink slips' appearing in inboxes daily."

bgates

narciso, I think the line you're looking for is,

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

-at least that's how it's quoted in court.

Fresh Air

I'm not sure if The Anchoress hates the press more than I do, but this is a heroic effort, using Sarah Palin as their foil.

Excerpt:

The press is so busy embracing urban irony, they do not realize the disoriented, out-of-touch clowns they have become; just like those out-of-touch Beltway players they so love to promote. The clown-politicians are going to be voted out of office in the next two elections, barring fraud. And the clown-press is going to then stump around in their floppy clown feet, sadly beeping their horns and shaking their heads, wondering how it all fell apart.
bgates

Speaking of out-of-touch clowns, NRO is combining Pledge Week with regular postings by some guy named Mike Potemra. Today he joins Peggy Noonan in celebrating great tv - Law & Order, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, The West Wing, The Daily Show, live coverage of Obama speeches....

OK, at what point did I start to make up the National Review literary editor's list of the modern golden age of television?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

What a great piece by the Anchoress. Thanks for the link.

pops

Obamas polling makes perfect sense when you take into account affirmative action. Nobody wants to say anything bad about the guy who keeps getting promoted based on his race.

You think the liberals who have pushed this guy are ever going to admit he's not up to the job? Forget it. If he loses big in the next election, we already know the stories they will write - America just wasn't ready for a black President. The racism just runs soooo deep, etc. etc.

Daddy

Guys,

An idea just popped into my head.

The most important Vote in our lifetimes is going to take place in DC on Saturday Night (Reid's Health Care).

Is it possible at this late hour, and if so, is it worthwhile to try to instantly moblize a book signing event by Sarah Palin at the US Capitol at the same time on Saturday. The Media would already be there because they already have to cover the Vote anyway, so this time they couldn't ignore us, especially if Sarah was able at a moments notice to motivate 10,000 to 20,000 concerned, and angry Americans to show up at the US Capitol while this is going on. Possibly Sarah Palin (if she agreed to this) could use Senator Lisa Murkowski's influence or Office Space to hold a book-signing. I don't know how that works...somebody would have to know who to call.

We could bill this as a "American's Going Rogue" or some such thing. Sarah Palin would obviously have to agree and get cracking, and I don't know her particulars these next 2 days at all, but I imagine she might love the opportunity to truly make a significant contribution to stopping this Health Care monstrosity Reid's trying to shove down the throat of America. Plus mobilizing thousands at the drop of a hat outside the Capitol might give a bit of spine to some wobbly Republican Senators that we all know the names of.

And I also imagine that if it was properly announced loudly via Rush or Glenn Beck etc
tomorrow, that the disappointed citizens at
whatever city she would have to cancel in
order to do a Saturday DC signing, would
most proibably understand and gladly take
a rain check for such an important reason.


Plus it would stick it in the eye of the feckless Repoublican Intelligentsia and concretely demonstrate her personal ability to motivate and inspire as a Leader, able to do important stuff at a moments notice.

Anyhow, that's my idea. If you think it's nutty please feel free to tell me. But if
you think it's worth immediately working on and know how to do what needs to be accomplished to try to make it happen and save this country and our grandkids from the nightmare of ObamaCare, please start making calls and tell me what to do.

peter

Good idea, Daddy. A generation ago, the liberal press had a field day because Nixon had fired the special prosecutor on a Saturday night, now the Demoncrat party does its dirty work just about every Saturday with nary a wimper, save time out on the Sunday morning propaganda fests to note the "historic" moment we became completely socialist.
And, BR, I hadn't thought of the GE-MSNBC connection, so get a Kitchen Aid. I'll do the same, and write the Chairman of GE with the reason for my switch.

Pagar

BR, thanks for mentioning the Pink Slip campaign link. I still think some JOMer should be making the money, but the campaign is still a good idea. Daddy has just posted an excellent post on how to get a big crowd to Washington D.C. tomorrow. Of course, every one who opposed the theft of America by the US senate could not be there, but those that aren't there could send pink slips. I believe receiving 40 or 50 million pink slips in one day would have a jarring effect on any politician that has plans to continue in the political arena.

Here's the LUN again for those who missed it.

""They're talking about it, but they're only talking about it behind closed doors and in the elevators as they go up and down and in very whispered tones," Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has said. "Because, what you hear are people saying, 'How many of those did you get or how many people came to your office today? And what are you going to do and how are you going to vote on this?'"

Jane

Daddy,

Can you fly around and pick us all up for the Sat trip to DC? Sat before Thanksgiving is a tough day to rally the troops - which is probably the reason they planned it.

I don't see how they get cloture? And I suspect if the votes aren't there, the session will be canceled. Lieberman definitely won't vote for it - who else?

J

His outright contempt for anything American makes me not like him. I do not understand why anyone in this country likes him, would want to have a beer with him, or even sit in a room while he talks about himself....why?

anduril

Re the Anchoress' piece, praised above: I found the vulgar title to be in jarring contrast to the quote from Gregory of Nyssa in the title. Very unbecoming.

Fresh Air

Very unbecoming.

So is making a tetchy comment about a tour de force takedown of the media. I don't really get what it is with you.

bad

Sarah Palin is a female, the Anchoress is a female....

clarice

A prominent political science professor assures me, Jane, that if Ben Nelson, Mary LAndrieux or Blanche Lincoln vote for Obamacare they can start cleaning out their offices because they do not stand a chance at re-election.

Jane

I just don't see them getting the votes. I am cautiously optimistic.

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