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December 24, 2009



Off topic.

Merry Christmas to all.


I wonder if Reid appreciates having put in all that work to get the bill voted on before Christmas, ostensibly so B+ can brag about it at the SOTU, only to have Obama lose interest and decide there's no hurry after all.

Danube of Thought

All those clowns who actually believe that not having health insurance "causes" X deaths per day must be scratching their heads about Obama's callousness at this point. But the hell with them anyway. Bah, humbug!


It won't work. "He tried to socialize one sixth of the American economy with back-room bribes and dead-of-night partisan votes" will.


He. Is. So. Screwed.

Rick Ballard

`God save thee, ancient Mariner !
From the fiends, that plague thee thus !--
Why look'st thou so ?'--With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS.

The Sun now rose upon the right :
Out of the sea came he,
Still hid in mist, and on the left
Went down into the sea.

And the good south wind still blew behind,
But no sweet bird did follow,
Nor any day for food or play
Came to the mariners' hollo !

And I had done an hellish thing,
And it would work 'em woe :
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow.
Ah wretch ! said they, the bird to slay,
That made the breeze to blow !

Nor dim nor red, like God's own head,
The glorious Sun uprist :
Then all averred, I had killed the bird
That brought the fog and mist.
'Twas right, said they, such birds to slay,
That bring the fog and mist.

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free ;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.

Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
'Twas sad as sad could be ;
And we did speak only to break
The silence of the sea !

All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon,
Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than the Moon.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion ;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink ;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

The very deep did rot : O Christ !
That ever this should be !
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea.

About, about, in reel and rout
The death-fires danced at night ;
The water, like a witch's oils,
Burnt green, and blue and white.

And some in dreams assuréd were
Of the Spirit that plagued us so ;
Nine fathom deep he had followed us
From the land of mist and snow.

And every tongue, through utter drought,
Was withered at the root ;
We could not speak, no more than if
We had been choked with soot.

Ah ! well a-day ! what evil looks
Had I from old and young !
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.

Nice necklace, Barry.

Jim Ryan

No, but he's really, really bright.

Lenin, guy with brains, is down below doing facepalm as he's watching this idiot.


He's an ass.


Had never heard of ">http://ask.metafilter.com/33464/What-is-this-childrens-game"> "S-P-U-D", but this link say's there are many varieties, even a northern New Jersey variety.

Regardless, I can't seem to figure out how whatever Obama's doing is related to a sort of Dodge Ball Tag.

It simply sounds to me like standard lying and obfuscating (ie) "dog ate my homework, and Harry Reid did it!"

Am I missing something?

hit and run

Nice necklace, Barry.

"And the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW1R0no7U_w&feature=PlayList&p=8BF341F186930FAE&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9>moral of this story is this is what not to do when a bird sh*its on you"


Only in a world controlled by scientists who see catastrophic CO2 warming everywhere, would this be controversial.

[url=http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=7479]Controversial New Climate Change Results[/url]

[i]New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now.

This suggests that terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans have a much greater capacity to absorb CO2 than had been previously expected.[/i]

[i]The strength of the new study, published online in Geophysical Research Letters, is that it rests solely on measurements and statistical data, including historical records extracted from Antarctic ice, and does not rely on computations with complex climate models.[/i]

I'll be durned, the data doesn't agree with the models. Whoda thunk?

Buford Gooch

This particular SPUD just became tater salad.

Charlie (Colorado)

That's interesting. Add that to the Lu paper a few days ago, which I'm just working through myself; we have a paper suggesting that CO2 isn't accumulating as much as previously thought, and another paper saying that the anthropogenic contribution to global warming appears to be dominated by CFCs.

Both from quantitative physical data, not depending on modeling.

Ve-r-r-r-r-y interesting.


There's a certain parallelism here.
I've no doubt the warmist contrived a theory and worked backward to create a model that they could say supported that theory. (Never mind that they trimmed the edges of the puzzle to make it fit..Well, never mind until they were caught out.)

And in the Congress they worked backward from an estimated CBO break point to craft a health bill and then at the 13th hour were informed that the CBO model was off because they double counted the savings.

In 2010 maybe everyone ought to try to start at the beginning and let it end where the actual figures tke you.


Did DeMint Kill the Bill? (via Insty)


Had read that same thing Clarice and it sounds to me that what DeMint did was make it so that every change the house wants to do will have to be out in the open instead of in conference.
I had no idea that a senator could object to conferees.

Carol Herman

DC doesn't have the money! To cover the stolen trillion, plus the bailout. Plus buying toxic mortgages. The politicians decided to CUT health care expenses. Sure, Sarah Palin riles them. But they spit back.

The Death Panels, however, are a reality that they'd rather cut things for the middle class, than for the poor. Then, to add insult to injury, they will also attempt to steal more power. Whether they get booted from office. Or not. Heck, Tom Daschle got booted. And, look at him now. Like Algore, multi-millions pour into the losers.

Oh, yeah. The speech writers and the State of the Union address. And, the shills. Wonder how it's going, though, with the JOKER poster going viral. And, Joe Wilson's YOU LIE ... should make the 'joint' rock. Since IF someone shouts out 'you lie' the next time ... I'll bet the media plans to 'go dark.' And, claim they've got technical difficulties.

Just don't expect the truth, ahead.

Oh, yeah. Jimmy Carter just apologized to the Jews! Yeah. That'll work.


Well 'pigs are flying' today as the Times publishes an Op Ed on the need for a strike
on Iran, the fashion editor admits that the
collected wisdom here about Michelle is much more on point, and Sarah is commended for her wardrobe choices in the LUN. And her prescience about Putin, comes up with the launch of the SS-18
"Satan" missile


Wow - good for Jim DeMint. He might just become my hero.


the fashion editor admits that the
collected wisdom here about Michelle is much more on point, and Sarah is commended for her wardrobe choices in the LUN.

... but still manages to say that *Sarah* spent the big $$$ on her campaign wardrobe, rather than campaign staff. Idiots.


Well it is the Times, so trust them to get something wrong


I guess that's about all we can trust them for, narciso!

Carol Herman

Like "stupidly" before it, the choice of the hard divot does the bamster no favors! Heck, Elin was a better shot. And, all of Tiger's selling points got smashed in one blow. Tiger's also missing front teeth.

Don't you think the State of the Union speech just got a tad more interesting? If Joe Wilson has a sense of humor, he'll sit there with a golf ball sticking out of his mouth.


definitely played spud growing up in Queens. In the street.


Wacko Paul "crazy eyes" Krugman gives us all a Dickensian lecture, while he continues to pull down a $300,000 salary, while his lesser paid Times co-workers get laid off .


We won't let America Forget, Obama!! Never, never, EVER.

Republicans will run against Death Panels, they will run against Mandates against Defenseless Young People, we will run against Laws that Cannot be Repealed.

You have branded yourself with this dog FOREVER, Obama, and we will take away your Congressional Majority, and - God Willing - your Presidency for it.

COUNT ON IT. There will be NO Retreat. No Acceptance. NO Rolling Over. This Shall Not Stand, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi. This shall NOT stand.


If Joe Wilson has a sense of humor, he'll sit there with a golf ball sticking out of his mouth

That's funny.....


Hey Coolczech, you made it over here, from AOS,


I guess obama wants to take a few weeks in january to pretend to be a centrist? Wow, this guy stinks as a politician. He's pretty much outed himself as a lefty and there is no place to hide with us independents. He should proudly wear his leftist arm band as his ship goes under, I'd have more respect for him.


wonder where The One went to church today.


Not to bring reality back into the pix but al Qaeda tried to blow up a plane headed for Detroit.


Another fellow on the 'no fly' list who somehow managed to get on


I have been following Doug Hagmann at CFP who has reported on several recent disturbances aboard aircraft by Muslim travelers. Here is his report on today's incident: Muslim">http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18292?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter">Muslim terrorist attempts to detonate explosive aboard Detroit bound plane


So the trail seems to lead to Yemen, which
isn't too much of a stretch, in the LUN



That link didn't come up for me.


That figures, Jane. First time I ever used the Firefox tool bar, dontcha know.

Try here


That worked!


A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried to detonate an explosive device that was strapped to his leg and later told investigators that he was trying to blow up the plane and had affiliations with al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. official.

The passenger was identified by authorities as Abdul Mudallad, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, according to Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

The device was technologically advanced and potentially devastating, Mr. King said. "This was not a firecracker," he said.

Stephanie van Herk, a passenger from the Netherlands who was in seat 18B, said the Northwest plane had lowered its landing gear when she heard a loud bang. At first she thought the plane might have gotten a flat tire, but then she said saw a flame leap from the lap of a man sitting in the row behind her in the window seat, 19A.

"It was higher than the seat," said Ms. van Herk, who was traveling to Detroit on route to a vacation in New York.

"Then everyone started screaming. It was panic," Ms. van Herk, 22 years old, said. She said the flight attendants shouted, "What are you doing? What are you doing?"


Once passengers realized the suspect's pants were on fire, they called for water, according to Ms. Van Herk, her sister, Dominique van Herk, and their cousin, Celeste van Herk.

The man was pulling his burning pants down, Stephanie van Herk said. She and several other passengers got water from the galley and the man was doused with water. Then a male Dutch passenger jumped on the perpetrator, Ms. van Herk said.

online.wsj.com ...

Sir Toby Belch

Someday the electorate will collectively
burp.....and Barry will be consigned to
the back shelf of influence in a micro-
second. Hell, Rahm will be shown the door
in the next year. The MSM cannot keep
putting lipstick on this porcine administra-
tion and reselling it to the people.


Barry is getting ready to have the conference committee present the real "Obama Plan" after he shows the Reid and Pelosi bills are a POS.

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