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March 25, 2010

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JeanD

Jane, thank you. I also want to hear some ideas from squaredance.

And porch, given your "delicate condition," I will up my efforts to help protect the America we love, so that the Porchling can enjoy it, too.

Extraneus

I think squaredance makes a lot of sense, and if I'm right about his former handle, I thought so during the bailout smorgasbord, too. What he rails about is surely happening, and that they're attempting to neuter any real anger is a simple fact. As Obama said, "'I don't want to quell anger - I think people are right to be angry. I am angry."

If Nancy Pelosi walked by me with that big gavel, gloating over a vote that spit in the face of American public opinion and is being celebrated by the likes of Fidel Castro, I'd have thrown a few epithets her way myself, but they wouldn't have been racist ones.

Extraneus

DoT, deleting your cookies does have side-effects. You may have to re-login to websites, such as Amazon or stock charting sites, in order to get your preferences back.

hit and run

MayBee:
Yes! I am! Doesn't that make everybody happy?

Yes! The periwinkle was the reason I changed from my gmail to my yahoo email account here.

So I could be just like you.

hit and run

I want to be periwinkle again!

Extraneus

Btw, I've seen Larwyn hat-tipped on multiple websites over the past few months. Here's one from Doug Ross.

flodigarry

Maybee,

Consider the return of the periwinkle avatar as an early/belated birthday present (take your pick)! ;-)

Extraneus

Probably not our DrJ, but a "DRJ" guest-posts at Patterico:

More Self Defense in Texas

About 2 a.m. Friday, when a San Marcos resident heard a commotion outside his bedroom, he grabbed his .40-caliber Glock pistol and opened the door, police said. When he saw a teenager pointing a gun at him, according to police, the resident fired several shots that left two Luling 16-year-olds dead and another teen seriously wounded. A fourth teen fled to escape from the gunfire, police said.

Btw, it's easy to see all the top blog feeds at PolitFeeds.com, and you don't have to give any hits to lefty sites to see theirs, too.

DrJ

No, different DRJ. She's much better informed politically than I!

Melinda Romanoff

hit-

To me you are always green with envy, at least today.

I won't mention anything about under the gills.

MayBee

flodigarry - thank you for thinking of my birthday(s)! So sweet!

Melinda Romanoff

Hey!

I'm back to green too!

Yippee!

Pagar

The unions don't just want your 401k Money, they want More

"The PLA pension scam works like this: Federal contracts can be awarded to non-union firms, but their employees will have to pay into these failing pension funds. Or the workers can join a union."

Extraneus

Tsk tsk.

Rick Santelli Not Welcome at the White House

Pagar

Melinda, any thoughts on this Chicago Trial.

"A Chicago Real-Estate Scandal That Deserves National Attention"

Extraneus

So is Obama "humiliating" Netanyahu because he's conservative, or because he's Jewish? Tough call, I know.

Pofarmer

Just on one of the conference calls with Luetkemier.

This thing ain't getting repealed.

We. Are. So. Screwed.

Janet

They are gambling that you will be too "civil" to react. They know you better than you know yourselves....

What is afoot?

Our President and his administration are thugs and crooks. The media is AWOL. We need a hero.

Old Lurker

Explain, Po?

Danube of Thought

Po, can you elaborate on that for the benefit of those who don't know who Leutkeimer is nor what happened in any of his conference calls?

I saw earlier today that Andrew Breitbart had offered a $10,000 reward for anyone coming up with a video of that congressman (forget his name) getting spat upon. Can't find it now.

Pofarmer

Blaine Leutkemier is my U.S. House Rep. He holds these teleconferences every now and then. I got in on the question and answer section tonight. He takes calls from anybody that signs in. I must say, the Libs that called in just can't believe he'd be against this wonderful legislation. The "Moderates" who called in think he needs to be working more with the Democrat's, after all, we have to fix what 8 years of Republican rule screwed up.(Yes, they said that.) I never knew I was such a hard core conservative, but, out of probably 10 callers, there was only one who said good job for voting against this monstrosity. One caller particularly asked him about repeal. He started doing a song and dance about how the bill had good things in it and we just needed to work hard to fix it. I kid you not. Makes me even more morose. I'm not sure even violence can fix this, at this point. The Repukes are too scared of their own shadow to take advantage of it.

Janet

because he's conservative, or because he's Jewish?

Because he is Jewish. Obama's life is steeped in antisemitic ideology. This is huge and IMO this will change our nation forever.

Jim Ryan

Luetkemeyer

narciso

He's eaither the House speaker or minority leader in Missouri, if memory serves, And he's speaking about state remedies for this abomination of a bill, If I got that right

Jim Ryan

Had a long chat with a candidate for GOP nomination for VA-5 Cong (against Perriello): McKelvey. Great candidate, and we have several other good ones running against him, too.

Pofarmer

He's eaither the House speaker or minority leader in Missouri, if memory serves, And he's speaking about state remedies for this abomination of a bill, If I got that right

Nope, he's our U.S. representative.

I'm going to post the text of our proposed State Fix later.

Does anybody know what happens when the State Constitution is at odds with Federal Law?

Porchlight

Breitbart is subbing in for Savage today. Airing right now on our local station, but I can't listen b/c too many lefties around. :(

narciso

I was hedging my bet, there, Po, I am wrong on more than one occasion

Jim Ryan

Listen on livestream, Porchlight. That's how I listen to Levin at 9pm.

Extraneus

Poll: Obama 45, Romney 41; Update: 54% think Obama will lose in 2012

Yet, are they going after Romney? No? Why on Earth not?

Jim Ryan

Look on the bright side. ObamaCare isn't here to stay. It will cease to exist either by being repealed or by causing the economy to collapse.

Danube of Thought

Po, the federal law prevails. Things would otherwise be unimaginably different.

I wouldn't bee too disheartened about what this guy had to say today. He's not going to be the one who decides whether to seek repeal,
and a number of those who will decide seem to be strongly so inclined.

It is not going to be repealed before 2013 in any event. The first step--absolutele essential--is gaining control of the house in 2010. It's silly to try to speculate about Senate prospects for 2012, but there is one fact about that election that is not going to change: the Dems will be defending 24 seats, the GOP nine.

Seems likely that much more that becomes known about this new law as time goes by will be unwelcome than welcome. Let the voter begin to simmer and seethe about that; I'd rather see the GOP start blasting away about the deficit, which will wrap neatly around this bill as time passes.

Extraneus

Oh my. Democrat received unpackaged condom in mail.

Rep. Betty McCollum is a Democrat from Minnesota who voted for the health care bill.

Bill in AZ

"I actually think this revolution is going to be fun."

This revolution may be televised, but it is going to be a bit muffled. Since the media insists on maintaining their firm grip on Domestic Enemy #1, any media cameras are going to be shoved up an appropriate place before the revolution starts - which is only appropriate since that's where their head already is.

Extraneus

My son is playing a game on the web called Interactive Buddy, which lets a player buy a Republican or a Democrat and light them on fire, or throw a baseball at them. I think they can throw a grenade or punch them, too.

According to the comments, most of the victims are Democrats.

bgates

It will cease to exist either by being repealed or by causing the economy to collapse.

Well, listen to Mr Sunshine, all confident that there won't be a city destroyed by a nuclear weapon before either of those things.

Jim Ryan

Have a nice day.

Jim Ryan

Ex, did the reporter bother to ask whether the Dem was expecting a used condom to arrive in the mail? May be no there there to this story.

Ignatz

--Ex, did the reporter bother to ask whether the Dem was expecting a used condom to arrive in the mail?--

Probably arrived SASE.

Rob Crawford

Oh my. Democrat received unpackaged condom in mail.

So? I didn't send it.

Old Lurker

There is the third option, Jim. The law will survive, the muddle will become dependent on it, the costs will explode, a VAT will be enacted to pay for it, national debt will explode and lead to our withdrawl from defending the world because we can no longer afford the military, government will spend 50% of our GDP mostly on transfer payments, and we will be...France.

That is the most likely future.

Extraneus

I don't think it was used, just unpackaged and mailed in a plastic bag. The horror.

Ignatz

Here's a nice little story from The Times UK (h/t Hugh Hewitt) on just what an asshat Fearless Leader was to Netanyahu when he was here.
Does he just hate Israel period or is he angling to get Netanyahu replaced with some Labor party puppet? Or both?

Danube of Thought

Here's the Breitbart offer. I genuinely love it.

David Shuster, come on down!

Rob Crawford

Does he just hate Israel period or is he angling to get Netanyahu replaced with some Labor party puppet? Or both?

Both, because he knows Labor is as eager to surrender as he is.

I mean, c'mon, the guy spent 20 years in Wright's "church".

Danube of Thought

WaPo:

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it's tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday. Banks and other lenders would have to reduce the payments to no more than 31 percent of a borrower's income, which would typically be their unemployment insurance, for up to six months. In some cases, administration officials said, a lender could allow a borrower to make no payments at all.

And they wonder why no one's lending money. Honestly, folks, they really do wonder why. I find this absolutely bizarre.

Janet

Where do I get THAT mortgage!? No payments? How 'bout if I am unemployed because I was fired for spitting on a customer? (a popular crime nowadays)
I pay if I am employed, but I don't pay if I am unemployed?
I am unemployed because I am a stay at home Mom...can we stop paying our mortgage?

This is madness....

Janet

...and if I have to listen much more to these d#^n Che lovers act all appalled at "violence" I am going to be sick.

Rob Crawford

...and if I have to listen much more to these d#^n Che lovers act all appalled at "violence" I am going to be sick.

They are appalled, though -- at the idea of violence directed their way.

Old Lurker

...like I said, 50% of GDP, mostly in transfer payments.

Jim Ryan

That Coffee Party taking off yet?

Jim Ryan

OL, the problem with your 3rd alternative scenario is that we're not French. Too many of us love liberty and prosperity. We wouldn't allow that scenario to transpire. You'd have political collapse.

It's either repeal, economic collapse, or political collapse.

narciso

I know I as watching a sympathy march down here in Miami, with the "Ladies in White"
thinking of them, as the Tea Party crowd
against the Castro regime, and one has to laugh at the left's claims of intimidations
when compared to what they face, That is the "wonderful democratic revolution" that the likes of Mark Lloyd want for us

Pofarmer

It's either repeal, economic collapse, or political collapse.

Then what?

The sane option here is starting to look like secession, honestly. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that Old Lurker is probably right.

Captain Hate

I don't think it was used, just unpackaged and mailed in a plastic bag. The horror.

Unbelievable; the MSM prigs acting like it was worse than sending anthrax. Yet they'd probably consider the Folson Street Fair a celebration of diversity.

JeanD

OL,
We can't become France, since most of us won't be able to afford Rosetta Stone by the time we get to that point

Jim Ryan

Miami? I went to U. Miami. Cafe Cubano Party?

Ryan went to Miami U.

Jim Ryan

Then what?

After economic or political collapse comes lives that are solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

But after repeal comes much rejoicing.

narciso

I'm a very polite person by reputation, but how is what they did this week less obscene
than that particularly unpleasant stunt

Rob Crawford

At least one paper -- the Seattle Times -- is reporting that a rock was thrown through the window of Steve Driehaus's downtown office. Unfortunately, said office is on the 30th floor of an office building. Driehaus's staff admits it never happened.

Our illustrious press, with its myriad layers of fact checkers and commitment to accuracy.

Rob Crawford

Damn -- meant to mention that last is via Insty.

Jim Ryan

I can't get over how well this Jenkins article really summed it up yesterday.

Dave (in MA)
Does he just hate Israel period or is he angling to get Netanyahu replaced with some Labor party puppet? Or both?
There are still a lot of Middle Eastern tyrants not yet bowed to; he wants to stay on their good side.

(hey, they fixed my avatar)

narciso

What did they use a catapult, I know a rhetorical question,

hit and run

Periwinkle!

Jim Ryan

I think Washington needs to involve itself intimately with tanning beds.

hit and run

It only took me 32 different email addresses before I found the periwinkle.

And it was worth it.

JeanD

Rob,

Driehaus was on the radio today, and the good news is that this is "just the tip of the iceberg" in getting our health care system reformed. Even though this is a good law, and we should stop responding to fear tactics, there is still much work to do in bringing costs down. Among other ills, the fee-for-service model must be changed, and blah, blah, blah.

So, our suppressed joy is just beginning, if he has any say in it.

Since Driehaus is obviously lost, I sent Boehner a lively e-mail tonight, politely suggesting that he man up and stop playing defense. I believe that I suggested that if he means to defend freedom, he ought to get started soon.

narciso

Oh, goody, what's next after double facepalm, because one clearly isn't enough

Rob Crawford

Among other ills, the fee-for-service model must be changed...

You mean that whole idea of being paid for your labor has to go?

Did Driehaus the Drip say what the new servant class will be called? I suspect the honest terms -- "serf" and "slave" -- are out.

JeanD

He is a true believer. I am tempted to send an e-mail to his staff, apologizing for all of the e-mails and calls they had to deal with prior to his "I'm with Stupak" cave in. It was only made richer by the victory lap that he got to take at the EO signing yesterday.

He did not get a "signing pen," so that may be some consolation for his weaseltude.

Melinda Romanoff

Po-

Your Examiner site needed to be pointed here, and it was something I'll dive into tomorrow afternoon.

Just wanted to fix that.

Oh, and Pagar, real estate deal that "might?" be corrupt? I think they list them as "transactions" in the legal announcements section of the Tribune.

G'night all.

Lots to cover.

Danube of Thought

Po, you might want to introduce your boy Leukemeyer to Mike Pence.

Pofarmer

Thanks DoT.

Lutkemeir, no, I don't know exactly how to spell it, definitely needs some spine stiffening exercises.

RichatUF

Finally caught up on the thread.

A couple of comments regarding the above: Does Obama hate Netanyahu? Both, but the strategy seems to be a more agressive version of the Clinton Administration undercutting him. At the time, it was rumored that the US government had some involvement in Netanyahu losing to Barak and Clinton could barely contain his glee in having a new "toy". However the Palestanians eventually screwed Clinton and themselves and launched their 2nd Intifada. I'm doubtful that Netanyahu will make the same mistakes that he made in his previous premiership although I haven't been following to the story closely enough to judge.

I'm still ticked about Pelosi making this comment and had to do a bit of digging as to why:

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance, or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risk but not [be] job-locked because a child has asthma or someone in the family is bipolar. You name it. Any condition is job-blocking.

Thought the sentiment sounded familiar:

Whereas in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
RichatUF

Its quiet in here, is everyone on the other thread.

Thanks Mel, I looked at the book link "This Time is Different" and should be getting it soon.

Looks like a great read. A question I'm too lazy to look up: When the Treasury stopped offering 30 year bonds for a few years in the late 90's to the earlier part of this decade did Fannie and Freddie offer 30 year products or were most of their products of the 5 and 10 year variety. Not sure why I was thinking about that or if it would be important if true.

Jim Ryan

Richard, I'll never forget that passage from Marx, having last read it in college 25 years ago.

Jim Ryan

Pence: specifically through instituting tort reform and by allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines.

I hope Pence merely forgot to list the removal of distortions due to the tax code which causes almost every policy to be full coverage. Jenkins sure didn't forget in that link above. It's the major reform we need. The other two are secondary.

Danube of Thought

Pence omitted a great deal. Here's the superb Paul Ryan in the NYTimes.

Jim Ryan

Thanks. Interesting title Ryan picked...

narciso

I was reminded that office building looked like the high rise in Ghostbusters, so maybe
they were aiming for Zuul and Gozer, things have just gotten too absurd today

Stephanie

From an OforA letter from Mitch Stewart received today:

We knew that power concedes nothing. So did President Obama. So did the members of Congress who courageously voted for reform, knowing that the special interests and the extreme right wing would retaliate swiftly.

Nice summation on the bipartisan nature of Obama and his cronies...

Judge Smails the lot of em...You'll get nothing and like it!

Janet

That Coffee Party taking off yet?

Ha! Jim. I guess they just didn't get enough press.

Janet

Here is a quote I wrote down from Clarice. She was addressing the hand wringing over "torture", but it applies to the Tea Party "violence" meme that is ongoing.

..."It's hard to take seriously bleats against "torture" from folks garbed in Che t-shirts and kaffiyehs."

Janet

LUN Obamacare ruin for small business.
The linked video is really good esp. #3 (like the article says). This is a fiasco.

Extraneus

Half of U.S. Home Loan Modifications Default Again

Janet

This is a fiasco!

Janet

and LUN via Instapundit. Jim Treacher with audio of a voicemail call to Rep. Schmidt of Ohio.

"At press time, it was unclear how the Tea Partiers would be blamed"

I had to "unfriend" a guy on Facebook last night because he kept calling me a racist. He just saw my references to the Tea Party and it bothered him. He has some "evil conservative" stereotype in his head that he is projecting onto me. I don't want to participate.


Porchlight

Good morning, all. Does anyone know if the per-employee fine for non-insured employees in the reconciliation bill has increased? I read that it was to go from $750 to $2-3K but that change was supposedly in the reconciliation bill, which has now passed.

Also do we know what provisions will sunset, if any?

It almost seems quaint to wonder about the actual content of the bill at this point.

scott

Maximum penalty I beleive is 2.5% of income in 2016.

Not pocket change.

Jane

All I know Porch is that it gives free condoms to pedophiles and I'm sticking with that story (well until it bores me, which may be soon)

Captain Hate

At the time, it was rumored that the US government had some involvement in Netanyahu losing to Barak and Clinton could barely contain his glee in having a new "toy".

Some involvement? They sent Carville and a few other apparatchiks to Israel to coordinate campaigning for Barak. I remember stating at the time "Is this what we're really supposed to be doing; overtly influencing elections of friendly countries?" I usually got blank stares as a result. People who fondly remember Slick and the slime that attached itself to him are as bad as Bammy shills.

Porchlight

2.5% of income for employers to pay?

And then the employee presumably would pay their own penalty on top of that if he/she didn't obtain insurance elsewhere?

Sorry if I have it wrong...

qrstuv

I'm with Jim.

There is a REASON we didn't become Europe, and that reason is still true: We have a solid core of "don't tread on me" folks, people who value their independence & adulthood, people who don't take handouts, people who do not submit to their "betters."

A Bodice Too Little Buttressed.

Jane, U Por Bord Thang. How's this. Better the pedophiles use condoms than not, and who better than the village to supply them. And to raise up the skirts of the babes, too.
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scott

I'm pretty sure the reconciliation bill lowers individual penalty from $750 to $695 but raises the max penalty per household to 2.5% of income. Gross or taxable I am not sure.

Either way this is the money the IRS would be trying to collect from individual/household taxpayers. Not employers.

Captain Hate

All I know Porch is that it gives free condoms to pedophiles

Don't you mean "free viagra"? Your scenario assumes those pervs would lessen their pleasure to avoid transmitting an STD to their victim; not effing likely. I'm gonna scream this until everybody agrees or tells me to STFU: Libs hate children. The "normalization" of pedophilia has been a stealth part of the lib agenda for years with the usual suspects completely on board. Why do you think they supported Polanski? Why do you think they don't blink at partial-birth abortion?

Barbara

This is so much on my mind that I can't sleep. It's bothering my sisters and our kids as well (they'll always be the "kids" no matter how old they/we get ;-).

We were thinking of going to Searchlight NV for the start of the new Tea Party Express. Anyone else in the west planning on going? LUN

narciso

Or the 'safe schools czar' Kevin Jennings, with advocacy of practices, that only belong
in the Urban Dictionary, id you get my drift

Captain Hate

Yes I certainly get your drift, narciso. There was a discussion of this at AoS; the "prettied up" terminology of this is "intergenerational intimacy". Orwell must be redlining in his grave

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