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January 09, 2010

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daddy

Yes TM,

But are the Jets taking ">http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/07/nuvigil-descendant-o.html"> Nugivil, the new proposed FAA stay awake drug for Jet guys with Jetlag? That is the question.

Now I like my Jet guys running around fueled up on caffeine and alcohol as good as the next guy (even better probably than the next guy:) but shooting untested uppers prior to kick-off---Well we all remember how Casey Jones had to watch his speed.

Yet JOM fans will also remember when the Eagles on Rat Island had difficulty digesting">http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=bald-eagles-succumb-to-poison-in-ra-2009-07-01"> Rat Poison given to them by the National Park Service. 50 plus Eagles died during that eco-friendly experiment IIRC, which amounts to pretty much the entire Eagles traveling squad.

So what seems like a tough call TM really isn't, if you look at it drug-wise. it's simply come down to who handles untested narcotics better, Eagles or Jet, and on that score our nations Drug-pushers are peddling the Jets in this contest at 2 to 1 odds, because though the Jet's may wind up completely whacked out and psychotic, the Eagles will simply be dead. Advantage Jets!

Captain Hate

Since we're talking sports here, are the reports that Pete Carroll is going to Seattle early indicators that the NCAA is about to drop the hammer on USC's football program? The basketball program has already voluntarily assumed penalties for the OJ Mayo recruitment *cough* irregularities *cough*.

pagar

John McCain may have finally woke up to the fact that:
"Obama is leading extreme left wing crusade to bankrupt America

If only he had realized that during his run for the Office that Obama is now using to bankrupt the US.

Captain Hate

Yet JOM fans will also remember when the Eagles on Rat Island had difficulty digesting Rat Poison given to them by the National Park Service. 50 plus Eagles died during that eco-friendly experiment IIRC

A preview of Obameloseid care.

NCC


Go Bengals!

Captain Hate

Thanks for the link pagar; the Maverick is getting hammered pretty hard in the comments there, justifiably so. STFU McVain; you're like Paul Revere if he'd decided to take a nap when it was time to spread the alarm.

DebinNC

Incredible story from the NYT, of all places, about tensions between the WH and Pentagon. It seems the military is having difficulty meeting Obama's unrealistic deadline to have the new troops in Afghanistan by summer. As Obama promised withdrawals would begin in July 2011, WH is angry delays might "threaten Mr. Obama's political viability". I wish service members could voice their opinion of the CiC they inherited.

daddy

Have missed many threads the last few days so don't know if you've covered this, but Sarah Palin just dodged another legal bullet today by not getting indicted for supposedly, while Governor, ">http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/1083812.html"> "violating the plaintiffs' constitutional rights by failing to issue a proclamation (about Juneteenth) in 2007 for a celebration commemorating the freeing of U.S. slaves."

I am sure you guys were all on pins and needles about this one, but some Federal Judge today dismissed the Juneteenth lawsuit against Sarah---whew.

As far as I can tell from the story, "the case was originally filed in Washington DC by Plaintiff Gregory Charles Royal of Washington, D.C. who said he wants to set the legal record straight that the case has been resolved after all. He said it was needlessly dragged through the court system for months."

Personally I wonder why the guy who dragged the court case through the system in DC for months wonders why the case dragged through the Court system in DC for months, but thats just me. And I also wonder why some guy 4,000 miles away gives a crap about Juneteenth day in Alaska. Do any of you Lawyers think I could get mileage filing a case against the Mayor of DC for not officially honoring our Moose Nugget Queen at the Alaskan State Fair? I'm incensed about it I tell ya', just incensed about it.

Anyhow, Narciso will recognize some of the usual suspects in the comments to the ADN story, especially the one by congenital Sarah Palin hater Andree McLeod, essentially accusing the ADN of having the facts wrong on this story and colluding in a Sarah Palin Ethics cover-up.

But I want to be fair here, so if Andree's right, let me be the first one to tell you guys I'm ashamed of my former Governor for not having proclaimed Juneteenth as loud as all your own Governors obviously did, else your Governor's would all have been under potential indictment as well. Bah...and to think I actually admired Sarah Palin.

Melinda Romanoff

daddy-

I seem to have missed my Governor's proclamation on that. I wonder if Fitz has that on tape too?

(Fitz has to re-indict Blago by Feb. something, or drop the case., BTW)

daddy

What? Blago didn't praise Juneteenth Day to the skies in Chi-Town?

You're right Melinda. He's dead meat now!

Extraneus

Go Jets!

daddy

Richard Black BBC update.

Great new angle from the Beeb's favorite 1-worlder Climate Correspondent.

Having given up (for the moment) on the AGW talking points agenda because of the Copenhagen disaster, he continues on a roll to use Bio-diversity as the new pathway to 1 World Government.

In today's very appropriately titled story ">http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/richardblack/"> Conservation contemplates the pre-emptive strike, Richard tells us:

"Why wait until species become endangered? Why not intervene at an earlier stage, devoting resources to keeping ecosystems intact and keeping common species common rather than allowing them to become rare?...as Darwin noted, common species become less common before entering the threatened list; so even if preventing extinctions is your only aim, you can achieve that by intervening earlier."

This is shear brilliance .Sure your common house-cat isn't endangered today. But Tabby may be by next Century, so lets act now to give a 1 world Governmental body the power to regulate human activity worldwide, thus preserving "Whisker's" for next Century.

I just wish I could bottle Richard Black's Compassion and sell it on the roadside at my snake-oil stand.

And in case you didn't know, another reason to jump on this idea is because as Richard tells us: "It's a particularly pertinent time to ask the question given that we've just entered the UN-designated International Year of Biodiversity." Personally I'm shocked he didn't suggest it back when the UN proclaimed Juneteenth Celebrations.


rse

Apparently the Mass Sec of State and Paul Kirk plan to keep the vote even if Scott Brown can pull off a victory.

LUN is the story.

Many have focused on what having federalized health care will do to the relationship between citizen and state. Perhaps we should also be focusing on what getting federalized health care has done to the idea of whether the US is truly a republic or democracy at all.

Extraneus

"the UN-designated International Year of Biodiversity"

Well at least one country is taking this seriously.

Human sacrifices are on the rise in Uganda

daddy

Interesting.

Scientists discover">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8448660.stm">discover that Neanderthal's wore make-up 50,000 years ago.


Clarice

We did know that rse..I think if the Mass voters have any sense of their rights, this will kill Coakley at the polls.

peter

Must be something weird in the air today. I agree with every letter to the NY Times editor.

Jack is Back!

Just to make everyone feel better today; we are getting the precursor to snow (mild sleet) in Florida. Man, it is cold. Heavy frost after the warming we got yesterday. The ocean looks brutal and cold. I very nice setting for turning on the gas fireplace, making hot cocoa and watching football. They keep forecasting snow today here in the nether-region between Daytona and St. Augustine.

rse

Here's a followup to the plan to delay seating Scott Brown from Prof Jacobson at LI.

LUN

He's so right. A refusal to seat a duly elected senator to avoid his casting the decisive vote will tear an unpatchable hole.

Old Lurker

Jane...what did you mean about Hannity being an ass last night with Brown? I can't stand to watch him (I appreciate that his heart is in the right place, I just tire of his style, the shouting, and his inability to get past the emotional basis for his genuine patriotism and debate on intellectual grounds the merits of conservatism - as Levin and Rush can) so would apprecite your take.

Cap'n, I think you connect the dots by comparing Obamacare to the demise of the eagles on Rat Island. See, Rick has already demonstrated that by deepening the recession and driving people out of work, some permanently, an unusual share of those leaving work are "early" retirees. Now that seemingly has a bad acturial impact on the present value of their future SS payments and also medical costs. But if those of us in that age band are forced to digest the rat poison and then are denied access to medical care...voila! Problem solved.

How did I not understand his grand plan?

Jane

Jane...what did you mean about Hannity being an ass last night with Brown?

As is his style, he kept trying to put words in Scott's mouth: "Would you agree the president is a liar?" "Are you a social conservative". I was impressed with how facile Scott was - by the end SCott just talked over him. When Hannity asked him if he was a Reagan republican, Scott answered that he was a "Scott Brown republican" which was a pretty good answer even if you love Reagan.

DrJ

I just wish I could bottle Richard Black's Compassion and sell it on the roadside at my snake-oil stand.

Product #2, daddy! To join the bear skat blueberry wine, of course.

Old Lurker

Morning drJ. You are up early.

DrJ

OL, I usually am at my desk by 6:00. Even on Saturday.

Old Lurker

Thanks, Jane. I remain skeptical that the dems are going to risk Obamacare on that one election. His election would have to be such an overwhelming mandate to kill the bill even to the muddle to generate enough political traction to delay the vote until all the roadblocks for seating him are cleared away.

Old Lurker

Funny how working for yourself does that, DrJ. And when you win the brass ring, don't forget that you simply won life's lottery and therefore have no moral claim on your winnings.

DrJ

Oh, and good morning to you too, OL.

rse

Jane-

I liked it when Hannity asked wasn't Brown going to talk about the curling iron nonprosecution. Brown smiled and said "we just did".

Into the public domain but not out of the candidate's mouth. Deft dance there.

DrJ

OL,

Ugh. Right now that is a very sore subject. I have a tax bill coming due where my effective tax rate is 80% due to the weirdnesses of how grants are administered. That will not be an issue this year, but man oh man, what a hit! (not you, and run)

narciso

Well you know daddy, I'm already too well informed about events in the Klondike, I hate the paper up there as much as I hate the Herald My big drawbacks are the cold and I'm on the witness protection program from mosquitos, I guess I;ll just avoid Deadhorse
(sic)

MayBee

Jane- Hannity asking if he was a social conservative really bothered me. It's MA- does Hannity think that would help him?

MayBee

Captain Hate- that might be true about USC football. When I told my husband the rumor that Pete Caroll was leaving USC, he was baffled. He has the best job in the world.

Then I heard a rumor Nick Saban might go to USC. Oh, I would love it if he went there and THEN the team was slapped with penalties.

narciso

Saban is regarded as one of the "Four Horsemen" down here, so we agree.

Jane

Hannity asking if he was a social conservative really bothered me. It's MA- does Hannity think that would help him?

Exactly. As I said, he was an ass. Scott said a couple of things I disagreed with, but was overshadowed by Hannity's boorishness.

Danube of Thought

Saban ain't gonna leave Bama for a good long while.

SC had a great run for seven years, but they've completely lost their mojo. And Carroll will do no better in the NFL this time than he did last time.

Danube of Thought

The brazen announcement by those pols in Mass. has got me in a white-hot rage. I think what the GOP needs to do now is figure out ways it can delay implementation of parts of this thing, assuming it gets a house majority in November, until it has a chance at repeal in January of 2013.

There is always the hope that the courts will stop it, but I'm sure not optimistic. I think the nation is about to be changed forever, and it's going to be done against the very clear wishes of the American people.

cathyf

If Brown wins and the MA politicos delay certifying the election, the question will be how the Senate reacts. Historically, the august body has been tremendously overpopulated with bombast and extraordinarily jealous of its privileges. Up until now, the idea that some nobody MA drone can queer the vote in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body would send at least one dem senator into fits large enough to kill the bill. If it doesn't, that will surely mark a watershed.

DebinNC

I'm not optimistic either. We're on the Titanic..."The Titanic hit the iceberg by accident, due to arrogance and carelessness. In our case, arrogance and carelessness are driving the Captain and his mates to steer for the iceberg deliberately."

Jane

Hillbuzz reminds us that the dems will try and demoralize - and this talk about not swearing in Brown certainly could keep voters home - altho it should have the exact opposite effect.

centralcal

Gateway Pundit has the video of the Hannity interview of Brown if anyone is interested. I thought Brown was impressive, didn't let Hannity side track him at all.

DoT: I find white-hot rage to be a frequent condition for me when it comes to the Dems.

cathyf, sadly I don't think even ONE Dem senator will complain.

Clarice

Get someone from there on the show, too, Jane.

There are some good posts there about people leaving the party over this threat.

Danube of Thought

I just saw a spot on Fox New Channel saying that a topic of "Cashin' In" at 8:30 a.m. PST will be "Can the Lawyers Stop Gov't Healthcare?"

A nice , healthy -17 at Ras today.

centralcal

Legal Insurrection asks:

If on the day of the health care vote, the duly elected Scott Brown shows up at the Senate to claim his seat for the vote, will Harry Reid instruct the Capitol Police to bar Brown from the chamber and from casting his vote? Will that be the legacy of health care "reform"?

If Brown wins, I think all 41 Republicans should march in together and force Dingy Harry's hand.

narciso

You knoe for every strange event like Noonan making sense, there are snow flurries in hell
right about now. There is Trofimov, highlighting a Taliban effort to distribute
flu vaccine, so much for soft power, and Paul Campos, moonbat law professor, misgauging the
risk posed by terrorism, and this is in the Journal. Also in the letters section, I saw
a reference to Larry Barcella, attacking Georgia, how low can he go?

rse

Sessions nails the pertinent troubling issues on treating Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant.

LUN

My question is why did only 21 Republican senators sign on to this letter?

Old Lurker

"If Brown wins, I think all 41 Republicans should march in together and force Dingy Harry's hand."

Or stay out of the chamber...all 41 of them.

SWarren

DoT,

I think the nation is about to be changed forever, and it's going to be done against the very clear wishes of the American people.

Good article at American Thinker (LUN). I am sending it out to everyone I know.
Read the very long comments section. Methinks ‘we the people’ will not easily submit to this marxist takeover.

centralcal

OL: Either one works for me!!!

pagar

As we await the take over of the US medical services by the government, it might be a good time to look at another government agency and see what happens when the government takes over.

From The Humble Libertarian:

"Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ... during the Carter Administration?"

Read the entire LUN to find the answer.

While you are reading remember: the Obama Administration is doing everything possible to prevent oil from being removed from the ground in America or surrounding oceans, while China is allowed to drill anywhere they want off our shores. The Obama Administration is pouring millions into a company Soros has stock in Brazil. The Obama Administration is working as hard as they can to insure the costs of producing energy in America are raised over and over. In other words, every thing the Obama Administration is doing is designed to defeat the purpose that the Dept of Energy was created to do.

Turning more of healthcare over to the government is not a good idea based on the past record of the government.

You have to get to the second half of the Article LUNed to get to the Energy dept info. But it's all a worthwhile read, IMO.


Captain Hate

Saban ain't gonna leave Bama for a good long while.

I think that's true because the Tide is absolutely loaded for next season; however Nick Satan doesn't stay in one place long enough for the trash cans to fill up so nothing would surprise me. He should contribute a year gratis after that brain fart led him to try that fake punt early in the game.

SC had a great run for seven years, but they've completely lost their mojo. And Carroll will do no better in the NFL this time than he did last time.

Although I agree with this, Belichick was a complete polarizing flop during his time with Cleveland so anything's possible. Although the Shehags seem like a cursed franchise....

MayBee

however Nick Satan doesn't stay in one place long enough for the trash cans to fill up so nothing would surprise me.

That made my day.

Danube of Thought

Saw the article, SWarren, but will have to go back and look at the comments.

Sabato predicts GOP picks up 27 house seats. Not enough...
I don't know how he gets that figure; they're up by a whopping nine points in the Ras generic ballot.

Danube of Thought

Well, I just read the comments...

I am depressed and discouraged, and I'll try to explain why.

It's easy to get caught up in the drama of whether the Dems can or can't get their sixty votes on this thing. I think that misses the point. To me, the important point is that we have become a nation capable of democratically electing legislators roughly sixty percent of whom think this legislation is a good idea. The very premise of the thing ought to be viscerally offensive to anyone who does not have the soul of a serf--and if that's true, what does that say about the nation's souls?

Not coincidentally, we have become a nation almost half of whose citizens pay no federal income tax at all. Thus any proposed increase in that tax is of no moment at all to a very big chunk of the electorate.

I believe that as the decades pass the 80's and 90's will be recalled as the final Golden Age of a nation in steady and permanent decline. I would hope that the Democratic party will incur the appropriate blame for its role in that decline, but I don't really expect that it will.

Maybe people reaching my age have always felt this way, but I honestly feel this is a country whose peple I don't know very well anymore, and to the extent I do I don't much like them.

Danube of Thought

The Politico:

"Harry Reid is apologizing this morning for casting candidate Barack Obama's light skin and lack of 'Negro dialect' as selling points in his run for president.

"According to the new book 'Game Change,' Reid 'was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,' as he said privately."

Captain Hate

Reid 'was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,' as he said privately."

LOL @ Dingy; what a maroon. There are at least 5 levels of fail in that short passage. Amos 'n Andy is PC compared to this idiot. Well done Nevada.

glasater

Sort of OT but for those following Mr Ballard's inveighing on Goldman Sachs--here is an article giving some insight:

Goldman Sachs has a new enemy....

The comment section is pretty good also.

narciso

Well he was the hapless gambling commissioner in Casino, played by the other Smothers bros, the serious one,

Clarice

DoT read Barnes' article today in the Weekly Standard for a pick me up and remember a lot of those votes in the Senate came from appointees or fraudulent winners like Franken and not duly elected Srenators.

For the Dems though, I agree, the thought of a permanent majority trumps the national itnerest.

narciso

You know Orwell if he came back today, would have to go back to Jura immediately as he never thought his commentary on political speech, would be taken as a guide book, instead of a caveat. That statement is an example of it, he's not eloquent, he's often
wrong, he just does the same Sharpton and Jackson routine with a little more polish.

narciso

Yes they gamed the system, they framed a guilty man, if that was possible, up in Alaska,they twisted the electoral law in Minnesota that it broke, yet they are still Senator's like Caligula's horse, but they still hold the office. They leased the vote of that 'twisted cornhusk of a man' and negotiated New Orleans style with the other
Senators. It's much like the tale of Jugurtha in 2nd Century B.C, rome

Danube of Thought

Yeah, but even if you take out the flukey ones, you've got the people of Nebraska electing Nelson, Montana electing Baucus, and etc. ad nauseum.

cathyf

I haven't seen anyone comment on how projection seems to be more and more a law of nature -- when lefties make outrageous accusations against the rest of us, pretty soon they are attempting to do exactly the same thing. So remember all of those breathless predictions that Bush would refuse to leave office if a dem won in 2008? Just a few years later we have a dem senator asserting that he will refuse to leave office if a republican in elected.

It would be really pathetic if it were not so deadly serious. Using tu quoque as reasoning when the only place that your opponent's actions happened was in your own imagination.

Clarice

True enough, cathy, but in their case it seems to be paranoia and in ours there is some realistic basis for concern, I think.

peter

The expanding number of Muslims at an anti-terror rally at LUN

Old Lurker


Larry Kudlow LUN is worth a look.

cathyf

Yeah, well the difference is that the notion that Bush would refuse to leave office never existed outside of the lunatic fringe of the left. But Kirk himself has said that he won't leave office.

boris

"But Kirk himself has said that he won't leave office"

Maybe Scotty can beam him up ...

Jane

I just got to spend 3 hours with Rocco! Well it took an hour to find him but what a great meeting it was. We were making calls for Scott Brown, and we got yelled at by the supervisor who said: "More calls, less chat". Harrumph.

What a fun fun afternoon. And as is always the case when you meet someone you have known for years, I could have talked with him for a month.

So the phone bank was full - maybe 20 phones, with people waiting to help. I probably made 100 calls - it was least an hour before anyone said they were voting for Coakley - and a total of two people said that. 2 people said they hadn't decided, and everyone else was for Brown, many very enthusiastically. We were calling republicans and independents - something like 60's of people in MA are independents.

MayBee

Yay! And good luck!!!!

Clarice

Yippee, Jane and Rocco.

caro

Fabulous report,Jane. The plot thickens!

Jane

Caro,

It's your birthday weekend! Happy Birthday!

Melinda Romanoff

jane

Insty picked up and added your e-mail on the phone bank work.

Nice job!

And I'm a bit jealous about meeting Rocco.

Rocco

It was fun wasn't it? But the fun part was meeting you! Getting yelled at wasn't so much fun. But to be fair, there were people waiting to use the phones while we chatted. This really is turning into the vote heard round the world. And if those sleazeballs on Beacon Hill delay Brown's certification, I say we throw HIS ass in Boston Harbor!

pagar

They kicked me off the phone because I was spending too much time on Twitter!

Link

daddy

Mark Begich Corruption Update:

JOMer's will remember that Anchorage City Attorney Wheeler's investigation concluded that Begich "violated the law that requires the Mayor to inform the Assembly about a budget shortfall. Immediately upon the release of the report, the Anchorage Assembly Chair Debbie Ossiander scheduled a public Assembly work session on January 8th 2010 to discuss the Wheeler Report."

That Assembly meeting was to have been held yesterday, in order to see if further investigation and prosecution was warranted of now Senator Begich. What I missed in my absence though, was that the 1 vote majority Dem's on the City Assembly had, without any public input, reorganized the Assembly's leadership structure late last month, and new Lib Assembly Chairman Patrick Flynn canceled the 8 January meeting.

Asked about the cancellation Chairman Flynn said:

"rather than hearing more about the report we would simply hear other Assembly member’s “pontifications” of the report. He told me that he thought the public work session was “unnecessary” that “the public and members of the assembly have already come to their conclusions in this matter."

The story is ">http://www.thealaskastandard.com/content/begich-cover"> here..

I don't know if this means the issue is completely dead, but I think its "checkmate" by Begich's Dem cronies, and as is becoming normal in this nation, investigations with consequences only happen to Conservatives or Republicans.

Jane

Mel,

Well except that I wrote "democrat" instead of "republican" - which I have written him to correct because it was a huge misrepresentation.

I beat you home Rocco - then again I missed the exit to my errand. Can't wait to do it again soon.

daddy

1 More Alaska update.

JOMer's will recall that last month Shell got "tentative" approval from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, to do exploratory oil drilling up here this summer in the Chukchi Sea.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN0721933120100108?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0 "> Reuter's is reporting that Shell yesterday got a tentative Okay from the EPA to drill.

This is positive news, but Shell VP Slaiby still tells us it is not a done deal, because the logistics involved in transporting and setting up the drilling apparatus are exceptionally expensive and require a long lead time, so full approval, not "tentative" approval is what is required to go forward. ""While today's announcement is good news, the length of the public comment period combined with likely appeals still pushes the boundaries of our ability to drill in 2010," said Slaiby.

The company still needs a specific drilling authorization from the MMS, (U.S. Minerals Management Service) for its plan to drill up to three wells along with a wastewater-discharge permit from EPA and various permits from other agencies, before it may conduct Chukchi operations. The MMS is under Obama's Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar.

Salazar was reported to have given tentative approval for the drilling project last month, but careful readers will have discovered it was only tentative "tentative" approval.

daddy

Great job Rocco and Jane,

Looks like wonderful, positive fun. Am grateful and jealous.

centralcal

What a day . . .

Socked in with fog, grey everywhere and cold, so I have been a couch potato - alternating internet and T.V.

Jane W. makes Insty! Woo Hoo! And with encouraging news too.

Followed links from several sources and ended up at Ambinder's a couple of times (MayBee will appreciate that). The tawdry stories of the Edwardses, the racism of the Clintons, and Harry Reid. Better than a trashy novel, no?

Mike Allen (he with the typical liberal lisp) trying so hard to push a smear against Palin - except it was really, really old news she had already fully revealed in her own book. Ah, but our intrepid Politico reporter is not to be slowed in his quest for "scoops" that are usually stale.

Breitbart tweets (and his websites expand on) that basically the Reid revelations are probably the long knives of Shumer and Durbin coming out as they drool for the Majority Leader seat.

Not as boring a Saturday as I thought it would be.

Rocco

Thanks all

pager...thanks for that link, same thing in Worcester today. Last Saturday when I was there, there were only a handful of people manning the phones. What a difference a week makes. This tsunami is getting bigger and bigger by the day.

And Nascar Jane...please slow down, we need you around here!

Porchlight

Yay Jane and Rocco! Great news. Keep up the good work.

I can't believe how fast this race has become nationalized. It's good and bad, as it brings out the Dem vote-stealing hordes, but it also drives fundraising and enthusiasm I would imagine. Brown must think it's good for him overall or he wouldn't be making the nat'l media appearances.

daddy

"Nascar Jane"


Hee hee hee:) Love it!

PD

Scientists discover that Neanderthal's wore make-up 50,000 years ago.

Does this explain Ms. Thomas of the WH press corps?

Rob Crawford

Does this explain Ms. Thomas of the WH press corps?

True story: H.P. Lovecraft wrote greeting cards until meeting Helen Thomas, after which his fiction career took off.

Jane

Well lookie here:

Toss up in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Senate race is now a toss up.

Buoyed by a huge advantage with independents and relative disinterest from Democratic voters in the state, Republican Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley 48-47.

Rick Ballard

Jane,

I love the advice PPP is giving Coakley. It's almost as good as the fact that the pollster can't quite seem to find the word "momentum" to describe what is happening wrt Brown. I don't think he's close to peaking yet and there are only 10 days to go.

Brown has lawyers, you can't send guns to Mass very easily, so I guess it will have to be money. Why, there's a nice big red CONTRIBUTE button right here. How convenient.

Jane

Rick,

Rocco and I could both feel it today. Now we could easily both be delusional and full of wishful thinking but...

I just hope he hasn't peaked. Altho I don't think so - lots of people are just catching up. I spoke to 2 people today who said they had to read about the race before they made up my mind. Imagine that? People who don't live and breath politics.

I do think it's possible Paul Kirk put a nail in Coakley's coffin when he threatened to keep Brown out of the senate until after the vote. Whether it was the final one, I dunno.

Oh and I had 4 or 5 people tell me they ordinarily would not vote but...

Jane

made up my mind

THEIR mind. Mine is made up.

Sue

Holy cow. Even if Brown doesn't win, this has to come as a shock to the democratic party.

Jane

This is hysterical - from twitter:

Harry Reid says Coakley might lose in Massachusetts since her challenger is a "light-skinned" Brown. / LOL'd,scared cat!

Sue

Jane,

I'm glad you brought that over here. I was just about to. Too funny.

Sue

A commenter at Hot Air suggests we all send $17.76 to Brown. This could catch on. Especially in MA.

Clarice

Shouldn't it be $17.75?

Ann

I think it should be $17.73:

Per Wikipedia

"On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor."

Anyways, Hillbuzz.org is voting for Brown. They are even overlooking Coakley's friendship with the Clintons. That is big, IMO.

Clarice

I was referring to the ride of Paul Revere.."The redcoats are coming"..LOL

Ann

That is funny, Clarice. Since the year 2010 would bring in more money, maybe we should all rethink this. :)

Jane and Rocco:

Great Job! You will love this re-tweet from our Stephanie:

"Dems want MarthaCoakley 4 Teddy; Let's give them ScottBrownMA for Mary Jo!

HA!

Flodigarry

I know Hannity's heart is in the right place, but he surely is not too bright.

The other night Hannity specifically stated "tea bagging" when a more astute anchor would have made clear the accurate dem vs rep expression.

Alan Colmes drives/drove me nuts with his mindless repetition of dem talking points, but Hannity needs someone to call him out when he gets things wrong.

Melinda Romanoff

Congrats Jane and Rocco for capping off a fun Saturday. I'm not surprised about the "delay" in seating an uncooperative upstart.

G'night all, I'll be off to a surprise funeral shortly, so my fun news will be on hold until after the serious stuff is done.

This is going to be a rough one. LUN.

Clarice

sORRY, mEL.

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