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March 15, 2010

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glasater sez Zero sux

I got to meet John Connally also--still have one of his campaign buttons when he was running for president.
Sixteen million dollars spent--big money at the time--and he got one delegate to the national convention.

Sue says Obama Sucks

I got Rory Calhoun's autograph at an opening of a hardware store in the 60s. Does that count for anything? Because really, he is the only celebrity I've ever gotten close enough to see in person without binoculars. Which is why I don't count Nixon in Chicago in 1968. He could have been a cardboard cutout on the stage and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.

Janet

I met Herb Moses, Barney Frank's old boyfriend at a back yard barbecue years ago. He was name dropping like crazy and telling about his liposuction. Really, I am not joking. This was when he still worked at the Dept. of Ag..
There, I win for the funkiest!

Clarice

My grandfather was not at the UN Kruschev was. Grandpa was on the sofa in his living room in Milwaukee.

glasater sez Zero sux

I met and got Arnold Palmer's autograph at one of the Bob Hope Desert Classics.
Just an absolute darling..

He was a flirt too:-)

Jim Ryan

Sorry, second cousin, once removed. My grandfather's nephew, my mom's first cousin.

Sue says Obama Sucks

Make that Chicago, 1970. I was 12.

Jim Ryan

Ha! Clarice.

JeanD

Back to DoT's point, how can they vote to reconcile/amend/fix a law that does not yet exist?

Had normal procedure been followed, the House and Senate versions of this travesty would have gone to conference and a single bill would have emerged. Then the reconciled bill would have been re-voted and made law upon the signature of POTUS, yes?

Here, no conference, and no ability to get the requisite Senate vote on a normal reconciled conference bill led to the current fiasco; an attempt to simultaneously pass and amend in the House (but only successful in the amendment if the Senate plays along). But, even if this is true, don't they have to have something to amend BEFORE they amend it?

What am I missing?

(Also, I am going to court to change my child's name, even though I don't have a child...)

Jim Ryan

Great tidbits from all.

Okay, I can't hold back anymore. I'm Paul Ryan.

Not!

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

I waited on Charles Bronson and his gorgeous wife Jill Ireland a couple of times. She was so incredibly beautiful with flawless skin. They had a home near where I grew up in Vermont and they were seen often at the local laundromat and at stores and restaurants. They were such a handsome couple with a nice family - and always gracious. Did someone answer Jim's question as to how many votes are needed in the Senate to pass the fix bill - 51 or 60? I'm thinking 51 because it's reconciliation but I'm hoping it's 60. And Frau Samstag - Bitte schön. We were happy to make you happy with the election of Scott Brown (now there's another handsome guy with a great wife and family).

JeanD

Thanks, TC...

I am a slow typist.

JM Hanes

Via Instapundit, if you want to know how engaged the public is right now, Fox News was not just #1 in primetime news networks, it picked up the #2 cable spot last week across the board, with more viewers than anyone else but the USA network.

Tuned in to the Senate caucus, and you'd almost think they decided to throw their victory party today, in case they don't get another chance. This is not going to end with House passage of the Senate bill.

Kudos to my Rep. Virginia Foxx, in the Rules Committee.

Sue says Obama Sucks

Jean,

I learned from watching the hearings on C-Span that it is McConnell's fault there was no conference committee. I wanted someone to say uh, nope, it was Ted Kennedy's fault for dying too early, because it was Scott Brown's election that scrapped a conference committee. They didn't have 60 votes because voters were trying to send them a blankety-blank message!

Clarice

I actually think they'll need 60 voted to pass this though the Dems claim 51..the lower number is available if you are doing a minimal correction I think..These are significant changes.

petersaysobamaisacommiebecausehismotherwasnamedafterasteamer

I cannot believe how underexposed I have been to celebrities in my lifetime. Let's see Nelson Rockefeller kissed my baby sister while campaigning for governor in 1962, Pat and Dick Nixon and Happy were in the open limousine with Nelson. And while driving a cab in 1973, I had Edwin Newman of NBC news in my Checker, and another time had Jack Paar as a fare. I really ought to get out more.

Thomas Collins

JeanD, when they pass the Fix and the Kickback, nothing has been enacted into law. So, at that point, there really isn't anything enacted to reconcile. When Obama signs the Kickback, it will have been enacted into law, so the Fix becomes a reconciliation to an enacted bill. In substance, it is Obama's signature that becomes the Big Bang that makes the Fix a reconciliation.

Old Lurker

I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express and met lots of famous people there.

Danube of Thought

"that was the guy who kept tying Wallis to the bed and leaving her there..."

Yeah, and he was a drunk, too. None of his fellow officers would fly with him after lunch. But he looked like Clark Gable.

"because Obama will have signed the Cornhusker Kickback Bill into law before the Fix Bill will go to the Senate..."

I get it. Which means that the house has decided to trust the senate, contrary to all that they've been saying.

I am now at the point where when I hear Obama speak I feel a sense of really deep despair. I must say, I hate him.

Jim Ryan

think they'll need 60

If so, then we get the Senate bill, end of story. Unless a senate republican caves.

Clarice

Ace has a message to the House--here's a sample:

" You have to go on record on our legislation now. Your proposed changes? Never gonna see the light of day. Well, that's not true. I may print them out and hang them on the refrigerator. Right next to the "executive order" made out of macaroni and glue that President Obama is reportedly considering giving you during recess.

You see, like your proposed changes, executive orders are just the cutest little things! They are like the finger-painting of the starfish you made, which I pointed out looked just like a turkey. "No", you insisted, "today it's a starfish!" "But it's an outline of your hand,"I said, "it looks more like a turkey!"

And then the neighbors came over, and they looked at the refrigerator. And they said "isn't that a cute Turkey!" and I said "it sure is" because I was ashamed to be associated with such a crappy piece of "art". Why do you bring such shame upon the family?

The important thing, tho, is that every time the neighbors look at the "painting" they see a turkey. And they always will, thanks to me.

Which reminds me. Remember that time you stayed up all night drawing a 1/1000 representation of the Capitol Mall on the Etch of Sketch, and before you could show it to anyone we erased it. Sure, you cried. But I laughed. So I deem that a good time was had by all."

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

I guess celebrity sightings/meetings/near misses are helping us all stave off the stress of HCR vote counting:

My partial list: Mike Connors (Mannix) - met him many times in my old home town, he was best buds with the Chief of Police, who was friends of my mom's, yadda, yadda.

Ran into Jo Anne Worley (Laugh In alumna) years ago buying bras in Macy's (Carmel, CA) and several male stars who opened art galleries there also, not to mention Clint Eastwood while dining at his old Hog's Breath Restaurant.

Got to sing "cuchi cuchi" with Charo in Vegas.

eh - big deal, this is all boring and they are all just folks. Much less glamorous in person too.

Jim Ryan

DoT I haven't listened to Obama in almost two years. When he comes on the radio and I hear that voice and that whistle lisp I turn it off. It's a gut-level repulsion.

Clarice

I hate him, too, DoT..always have.
I also dislike Irish Poets and drunks who tie girls to the bedsteads.

Clarice

I find he best way to fight off depression is to go to OMG! and look at pics of glamour queens sans makeup and fancy hairdos--dressed in jeans or mumus shopping in Malibu and looking like shit.

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

Saw this on another site:

"Obama’s speeches are what a speechwriter I knew liked to call “cotton candy communication”-sticky sweet and airy, made for children, comforting to the listener as they hear, but melting away, instantly forgettable. Plus, ingest too much of it and you get sick as a dog."

Sue says Obama Sucks

Stupak is reporting his dozen is down to 6 (confirmed by another Stupak 6) and that Pelosi is short 4 votes at the moment. Via Ace.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Oh, and I did forget to mention one very interesting person - Vincent Hillyer, married to the sister of the Shah of Iran all during the time leading up to and following his overthrow. They had children and later divorced. Spent his later years writing books or something - quite a strange fellow, son of a doctor. Even in really small ag towns, it is amazing the characters one runs into.

Clarice

MaryAnne--believe it or not that critique was from CBS.

Clarice

Ace says Cantor confirms Pelosi down 4.

Frau Samstag und Pres. Sucks 'sucks' ewig!

What's with this? Maryanne has umlauts and I don't! Consarn! Are you using TypePad or FF, Maryanne? I have been advised to alert TM about the software breakdown, but he is nowhere to be found. At least Maryanne wears her umlauts well.

Maryanne, bitte schoen --see no umlaut. I don't even dare. I'd be bounced back to JOM main page and never find my way back.

BTW where do we go when this thread reaches max or the length of the bastard HRC bill?

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

CBS - wow!! I guess his oratorical skills are wearing off on others, too! And you know what,all of the back-slapping and crowing that will ensue when/if this bill passes is going to be unbearable. With the exception of the Fox All Stars, I can't even watch television any more. My stomach hurts thinking about the media braying about Obama's leaderhip, political skills, tenacity, blah, blah, blah - and Pelosi's too-tight face and heinous bulging eyes all over the news - ICK.

Old Lurker

When I was a very newly minted MBA (cannon fodder I came to learn), my company owned a ritzy apartment building that was being renovated but we had totally ticked off the tenants. That team got fired and I was placed in charge of the renovation with instructions from my boss, a Washington blueblood of the first order, to calm down the situation so the inmates would stop abusing my boss at his club.

I kissed up pretty well with almost all of them.

But DoT's old friends the McCains were in residence, John was still a POW, and mother Roberta was one very very tough cookie. Even her husband would leave the room when she chewed me out.

Justice Clark lived there too, and I kept hoping for an opportunity to push Ramsey into an open elevator shaft. Alas, never got the chance.

Only a few years later when I married into a family of West Pointers and was introduced to the DC world of ranking military, active and retired, did I come to fully appreciate the role played by the wives of the admirals and generals in their system. Mrs. McCain was not much different from some of the Army wives, but boy was I glad I was not in her Navy. During the campaign, every time I saw her on TV at what, 100?, I still shivered like a puppy.

Clarice

I erred in my last post--Ace says Cantor confirms there are still 6 Stu= pakers. He did not cofirm that Nancy is 4 short..but I think that lying bitch probably is lying again.

Elliott

I don't know whether this link will work, but it presents competing claims that Harte was either a complete dupe or a disloyal agent of the NKVD.

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

Frau - I just copied an umlaut from Google and pasted it into my post. I get to JOM by opening Windows Internet Explorer and I have no problems. This thread is very long but without it, we might think that we are going crazy. This is much-needed therapy, for me at least - and I learn a lot, too.

Clarice

We will have a problem when this thread gets too long/ I suppose someone (I'll be gone) could set up a backup typepad site..Call it JOM Backup if you can and then post a link here..

cathyf

Oh, yes, I and about 10 other Star Trek fans were on the Lee Phillips show with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill back when the original Star Wars movie came out. Lee was a total ditz -- asked if there were "humanoids" inside the star troopers armor. Ford explained that this was armor and that there were people inside. After a few rounds it became clear that Lee didn't appreciate that human beings are a kind of humanoid!

JanesaysObamasucks

Paul Newman left a message on my answering machine. He thought I was his wife.

glasater sez Zero sux

It was fun to have a break and talk about brushes with fame for a bit 'cause I feel this deep revulsion whenever I see and hear Zero.
Don't know how we can defeat this guy for sure but hope the money people get disgusted with him and the funds for the next campaign dry up.
Kim pointed out this article from AT that got me pretty discouraged the other night:

Breaking the Obama Code: The Green Money Machine
And those people have some serious money to underwrite Zero's next campaign.

rse

The fact that Clyburn is now claiming racist cries from the Tea Partiers today says that they're still worried about the votes.

Clarice

KLo at NRO says prove it--she was there and saw and heard nothing like that. Isn't that trick getting stale?

rse

Hillbuzz has done some great stories about how to take down the money machine.

It is interesting to read about their epiphanies as they discover that neither party fits their common stereotype.

rse

Absolutely Clarice.

So telling that they must resort to it.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

I scoped out some of the JOM blog posts. The "What Is He Waiting For" thread only has 51 plus or minus comments, if we need to move.

This current thread is at 641 comments.

Clarice

K
NRO has a pic up with a report that thousands of energized people are circling the Hill shouting "Kill the bill!". They quote Cantor saying the situation is still very fluid.

glenda

Was stuck in Houston Intercontinental Airport(fogged in) waiting on brother to come in ,from Iran in 1971, with Hanoi Jane Fonda. In full black panther regalia--didn't realize how deep her treasonous behavior was at the time or probably would of crushed her Fresh oranges for juice she ordered in her face!! My husband always runs into famous people in bathrooms at airports, at the urinals(Bruce Willis, John Denver, William Shatner-he's very short)..I mean, how can you ask for an autograph while peeing? This was way before I was aware of toe-tapping for man-sex in airport bathrooms.
Favorite celebrity meeting? Mickey Mouse & Daniel Boone, Frontierland, Disneyland, Anaheim, 1961.

Thomas Collins

The Global Warming Local Skepticism Thread doesn't have many posts. Whydon't we move there.

Danube of Thought

"I also dislike Irish Poets and drunks who tie girls to the bedsteads."

Hey, gimme a break--it was Wallis, not Spencer, who was my cousin.

About five years ago we were up at some friends' house in Newport Beach when we decided to order out for Pizza. The host misdialed Pizza Man and got Joey Buttafuoco's answering machine.

I'll lay a wager that not a single camera or microphone caught any of the racial epithets Clyburn says he heard.

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

Wait until Obama has to "lead" without Pelosi as Speaker and about several hundred house republicans in 2011. Who's going to do his dirty work so that he can come in at the last minute and claim the victory? Let them all enjoy it now and we need to get to the business of electing only those who will work to repeal this junk - or refuse to fund it. To quote HopeyChangey - "I'm fired up!"

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

rse: I agree about Hillbuzz. They have some really great posts and seemingly endless energy. Very supportive of many, many conservative candidates, especially, Sarah!

I am always a little afraid, though, that one of these days, Hillary - their true love - is gonna do something to utterly break their hearts. It will be ghastly to read their blog then. heh.

Thomas Collins

I didn't see your post, centracal. What Is He Waiting For is fine, too. Let's go there.

Clarice

OKay--I set this up as a backup site.

I'll be away next week, who'll be administrators?

Clarice

http://BACKUP.yuku.com/directory/default/t/yuku-community.html?new_community=true>Backup Site

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Maryanne - I think you have just made a most astute point. BOzo doesn't work. He has never worked. It even pains him to show up most of the time. When Harry and Nancy bite the dust, I think it will utterly destroy him.

Thomas Collins

Comments on those threads are closed.

Clarice

We can't use the other threads because comments to them have been foreclosed.

Who will agree to be administrators of the backup site?

Thomas Collins

What about YouToo?

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Clarice - I am typing impaired, much less a techy, so don't get mad at me if I don't volunteer to be an admin.

rse

While we are correctly stressed over this HCR grab, LUN is a reminder how much Justice is so far beyond the bounds of where it ought to be.

Was a primary qualification for appointees that they had aggressively sought to undermine some critical aspect of the US identity?

Clarice

Will people try to post on the backup just to see if it's an open forum--if it is it can manage without an administrator.Report back pls.

Clarice

Just type test or something.

Sue says Obama Sucks

Why don't we just go to one of our regular commenters' sites? Maybe Jane could get her capcha turned off? Or Quasiblog? Matt's place?

MaryAnne says Obama sucks even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children when they say the word suck.

I'm useless for these things. Where do we type for the backup forum? I do see a few names.

glasater

I can help Jane at YouToo if that means anything.

Just read this article written by my hero Milton Friedman some years ago.

I remember years ago during the height of the Cold War reading that only a quarter of a million people in the Soviet Union lived very well. The rest lived in squalor. Made a profound impression in my mind.

Clarice

Just in case--because the owners of those places aren't here and we may need this, Pls test the backup site to see if it works while we wait on the others.

JanesaysObamasucks

You are more than welcomed at You Too, but I still have captcha. I've been trying like the dickens to get it turned off

Sue says Obama Sucks

You have to register to type anything. Unless I'm missing something.

bgates says Obama sucks

My husband always runs into famous people in bathrooms at airports

My wife runs into famous people in bathrooms - Elton John and Kobe Bryant.

My grandfather was campus minister at Indiana when Hugh Hefner started writing about the "Playboy philosophy". Grandpa knew how to get the kids in the pulpits, so he gave a sermon series critiquing the emptiness of Hefner's philosophy. He also figured, "why not try for a convert?", and mailed copies to Playboy Inc. Hef replied quite cordially, and they wrote each other for a while. I'm pretty sure my grandfather was the only Methodist bishop on Hugh Hefner's Christmas card list.
When I lived in LA and my parents came to visit, mom set up a tour of the mansion for us. Somewhere I have a picture of (L to R) a hot blond chick in a cheerleader costume, a hot blond chick in a bunny outfit, me, my wife, and my parents.

Clarice

The Hill says there are 20 Dems still on the fence.
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/88035-the-20-house-dems-who-will-decide-fate-of-healthcare-reform>I call B.S>

Clarice

ok--glasater got on--no administrator is really necessary. The backup is there if you need it.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

okay - I registered and crashed my connection. got back on and they want me to make a "contribution" (payment) before I can comment.

Am I doing something wrong?

rse

How cool is this picture from 10 minutes ago at the US Capitol?

Does that not look like everyday people responding to tyranny?

LUN

Barbara

I posted a new topic, Health Care Vote, under the JOM Backup Public Forum. See if you can reply.

glasater

I did a "test" over there and it seems to work OK.

Clarice

Yes, thanks, barbara. It works.

Something's wrong here--I suspect that TM's aut post isn't working..So pls save the backup site addy if you should need it.

Frau Samstag und Pres. Sucks 'sucks' ewig!

(Also, I am going to court to change my child's name, even though I don't have a child...)
This has to be the winning post for the day, if all time. Congratulations, JeanD.

I've chatted* with David Brin, Alan Dean Foster, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, Julian May, Joe Haldeman, Frederick Pohl, Larry Niven and what's-his-name Jerry Pournelle , to mention a few.

*at SF conferences

Clarice

You don't need to make a contribution cc..

Just go to the public forum, go to thehealthcare post and sign in and post.

It's really easy.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

okay - got it Clarice. posted a comment. Who is fifi? Is that you C?

Clarice

yes..it's my stage name.

Barbara

LOL, fifi!

MayBee

I find he best way to fight off depression is to go to OMG! and look at pics of glamour queens sans makeup and fancy hairdos--dressed in jeans or mumus shopping in Malibu and looking like shit.

Ha ha ha ha!
Works like a charm.

Clarice

From FR

ig news, could not post Chillicothe Gazette story, but Zack Space, just went from yes to no!

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20100320/UPDATES01/100320005/1002/rss01

That would put nos and leaning no to 36, 2 short of what is needed with 5 previous nos in the undecided still....Nye, Matheson, Baird, Tanner, and Davis still to decide. If the Hill's current count is correct, we need 2 of the 5 to keep with their previous no vote. Do not give up hope yet.

Clarice

MayBee I had some passport pics taken at the local drugstore and was close to slitting my wrists when I saw them--but no--I went to OMG!

All better.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Wow - looks like I need to be checking OMG instead of Go Fug Yourself, huh?

Clarice

OMG! Cheaper than therapy or plastic surgery
http://omg.yahoo.com/

jimmyk

Living in Manhattan one encounters celebrities all too often. For example, Henry Winkler's mother lived in my previous residence, so we'd see him from time to time.

But my better stories are from my father. Supposedly his mother put up (or hid) John Reed (of "Reds" fame) in her apartment around 1919 or early 1920. Much later in the 1970s she had a business and Sunny von Bulow was one of her clients. One of her employees had to give a deposition in the trial of Klaus.

Someone mentioned Jimmy Hoffa: Back in the 1950s he sent my parents a gift which my father (who had some kind of position on the wage stabilization board) as an attempt to gain favor. (My father gave the gift to a charity.)

My father also tells the story of when he was in the army in London during WWII, and he was using the men's room at a military facility there, and while he was standing attending to his needs, General Eisenhower came in stood next to him. (I always ask my father if he saluted.)

Clarice

Top designer..zandra rhodes


http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/what-were-they-thinking/3704#id=12>Pick me up

Sue says Obama Sucks

http://backup.yuku.com/topic/4/master/1/?page=2>JOM backup You have to register but access is immediate after you verify your account through your email.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Whoooaaaa, Clarice - I see what you mean!!!! Yeah, that does make me feel better!

"Obama sucks!" caro said vehemently.

Hey, don't leave now. I was going to tell you about the time I was alone in a hot tub with Robert Redford. Circa 1977. Hated his politics even then.

centralcal says Obama Sucks bigtime

Ms. Caro - puhleeze, do tell, you scamp, you!

Danube of Thought

I rode cross-country, D.C. to L.A., in one seat of a two-seat pairing next to the window in first class, with Helen Thomas in the other seat. We got along quite cordially--I was working on the vodka, coast-to-coast, so it may have deteriorated a bit somewhere over Utah--but by the end she told me I was appallingly hard-hearted. (By that she meant that I was insufficiently willing to use other people's money for various good works.)

Sue says Obama Sucks

We can still post in the Wanted thread, which is long but not as long as this one.

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2010/03/wanted-dead-or-dead/comments/page/4/>Here

Janet

Caro, your slaughter sign was at the rally again today. I'm gonna wear that puppy out!

Elliott

...even though MaryAnne yells at her grown children...

MaryAnne, that makes me laugh each time I see it.

Clarice

NRO---Barack Obama nominated his brother Scott for a federal judgeship (by all accounts he is qualified for the job), but Utah's Jim Matheson is voting no anyway.

Clarice

NRO---

Zack Space [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
He's a Democrat from Ohio who just flipped from yes last time to no this time.

There's something to what Cantor said to Bob.

From the Newark Advocate:

"Getting it done just to get it done is not something we should be doing. We should be doing it right," Space told the Gannett Washington Bureau in a phone interview late Saturday.

Space said he has been getting calls and letters from his constituents, most of whom do not like the bill.

"I'm doing what I think is right," Space said. "I have been under enormous amount of pressure this week in Washington. I have spoken to the president twice, once in the Oval Office. My own leadership has been working hard to get me to vote for this. But I don't represent them. I represent the people in the 18th Congressional District."

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Sue says Obama Sucks

Clarice,

I think that means she has more than enough votes and is letting him vote no.

Melinda Romanoff

I used to live down the road from Darrell Winfield.

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