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May 13, 2010

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gk1

I am not one to count the chickens before they hatch but I keep on trying to conjure up what positive events are likely to happen on obama's watch between now and november that would short circuit peoples desire to "throw the bums out"? Bin Laden taken in shackles walking by the WTC site? Vast undiscovered gold deposits in Nevada? Millions of jobs being created this summer?

Clarice

I'm getting more optimistic every day..I especially like the fact that people are proving what I always thought..Americans can still organize themselves quickly to take charge.

I cannot imagine Europeans or indeed anyone else being able to do what the tea party has done.

DS

O just called Meds over the space torpedoes after Venezuela lost their rig. Times Square funding suspected too. We may be too busy in a cold war or with terrorists showing up right around funding time to not elect O.

Janet

I would love another HUGE Tea Party like the 9-12 one. Keep up the momentum...

sam

Impeach Everyone.

fdcol63

Impeach Everyone.

I'm okay with old-fashioned tar and feathers.

Captain Hate

If unemployment doesn't significantly decline (despite the *good news* trumpeted by AP and a certain witless commenter who doesn't understand numbers) by more than is thought possible with the jugeared dunce at the helm, it will be a bloodbath for donkeycrats; despite anything Rove/Gingrich/Steele and the rest of the Repuke squishes can do between now and November to screw up an ideal situation.

Danube of Thought

I think the Yankees had best catch the Rays in their own division before they start talking championship.

And I think the woeful Sox have a better chance than the Dems.

peter

I am not nearly as optimistic as the above posters. Never forget, for Repubs to win, they have to win by a margin large enough to head off Acorn style cheating. Has any election reform taken place in the last two years that I am unaware of? No one asks for my id when I vote. The opportunity to steal elections is wide open, and Dems still control the most important state positions-- the secretaries of state, thanks to a Soros initiative a few years back. Ask Senator Franken.

matt

Speaking of epic fails, how is it that the United States Government has done virtually nothing to stop the disaster in the Gulf We have a department of the Interior that has done nothing. We have a Department of Energy that has done nothing. Only the military have been called upon, and in a very limited manner.

This is going to go down as one of the greatest man made disasters in history, and our media has help no one in our government accountable.

Rocco

OT...I think I found proof that Obama is a lesbian.


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fdcol63

Even the cutest child can grow up to be a Marxist-Socialist, anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Western, anti-Semitic, pro-infanticide, Muslim terrorist-sympathizing, black separationist, academic windbag hell-bent on radically transforming America as President of the US.

daddy

Poster Louie on another thread linked ">http://blog.savejersey.com/2010/05/11/autosaved-90909-am.aspx"> this excellent short video of NJ Governor Chris Christie being proud and unapologetic about who he is and what he believes. It should be mandatory viewing for every Republican contemplating running for office this November.

Bryn

How bad a beat-down?

Simple

Not bad enough.

glasater

Not bad enough

Amen Bryn...

boris

Sara ... Saracuda

She got game.

Pagar

" Has any election reform taken place in the last two years that I am unaware of?"

What the Democrats do is change any voting law to make fraud Easier.

"Card check -- the scheme that violates the traditional American freedom of the secret ballot in labor union organizing elections -- has just captured a beachhead in New York State general election law, arguably opening the floodgates to massive ACORN-style voter fraud and intimidation."

For years, the Democrats have been insisting that their voters must be allowed to vote with out ID because their voters are capable of getting a photo ID.

Ann says Obama Sucks!

Wow, this Tea Party song and video is pretty powerful:

Rise Up

Off to Lacrosse, last game to win an undefeated title again. :)

Rorschach

Matt, asking the government to do anything about a oil well blowout is like asking an accountant to perform open heart surgery. The government knows how to do only one thing effectively. and that is tax. a tax won't stop an oil well blow out.

I am continually irritated bay Waxman grilling the heads of Halliburton, Cameron, BP, and Transocean about procedures followed during the blow out. As if either he, or the people he is questioning, have ever set foot on a drill floor except for a photo shoot and know anything about oil well drilling.

Porchlight

For years, the Democrats have been insisting that their voters must be allowed to vote with out ID because their voters are capable of getting a photo ID.

And to top it off, these are the same folks arguing for a national ID to use for Obamacare. Where is the justice?

Danube of Thought

This woman from ABC News thinks it will be pretty bad.

Janet

Wow Ann that video is great. Thanks!

Clarice

DoT, yesterday Drudge ran a pic of Obama, Pelosi and Reid and it really didn't look like the winner's circle.

U. Talkin Toomee

"Poster Louie on another thread linked this excellent short video of NJ Governor Chris Christie..."

That is a great video, daddy. It's like a good guy version of the Sopranos.

Jacques

The GOP will want to do better than the Yankees did in Detroit this week.

patch

"I don't mind waiting; we can enjoy the summer, watch the Yankees defend their championship, and then commence the trouncing of the Dems."

Just like we defeated the health care bill...

Clarice

Spain and the UK have now cut govt officials salaries..why don't we press the Obama cabinet to follow suit? And while we're at it demand Pelosi do her part by flying commercial?

matt

The president was met with this sign in Buffalo where he went to speechify on jobs today....gotta love it. LUN

matt

does that post imply the Yankees are Republicans and are going to beat down on the Dems? Like with bats? yeah.....

ignatz

--And while we're at it demand Pelosi do er part by flying commercial?--

Why doesn't she just use her broom?
Her entourage and aides can always hitch a ride on her fleet of flying monkeys.

Comanche Voter

Beating down the Dems in November? I'm reminded of David Fogerty's "Centerfield"

"Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today!!"

Yup, I'll be batting early in the ballot box come election day; just a damn shame that I can't bat "often" on that day.

Clarice

Wash Times:

"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television. Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama's request, to see if the federal government should challenge it in court. He said he expects he will read the law by the time his staff briefs him on their conclusions."

daddy

OT,

">http://www.adn.com/2010/05/13/1276651/court-oks-approval-of-drilling.html"> Shell Oil just won a decision at the 9th Circuit Court, beating down Environmentalist challenges to its plan to do exploratory drilling this summer in the Chukchi.

Shell Alaskan VP Slaiby was just on the radio. He speaks very well and is very savvy, fully acknowledging the situation and hurdles that exist following BP's Gulf spill. Slaiby says start to finish they need 37 different permits at millions of dollars from 9 different Governmental agencies to start exploratory drilling, and that doesn't include the Court challenges like what they just won today.

Slaiby says they are logistically moving forward, but still do not have all required permits even with today's victory, and still need further approval from the US Government, particularly a big one from an Air board portion of the EPA.

Cecil Turner
The most important metric is presidential job approval.
Seems to me that this, like most of Karl's points, are indicators rather than underlying reasons. The big issue is of course the economy, and the main challenge is to stem the spending spree. And luckily for the GOP, nobody has ever spent like this bunch. Unfortunately, the GOP hasn't exactly been a model of rectitude over the last decade or so, so the comparison isn't as stark as it should be. Still, barring some unforeseen events, the underlying issues strongly favor non-incumbents and the GOP.

I'd expect to see significantly larger than usual takeaways. The various estimates give the GOP a possibility of 8-11 seats maximum pickup in the Senate, and 32 possible switches in the House (those seats with more "tossup" or "Lean R" estimates than "Lean D"). That'd seem to put a maximum bound for the GOP somewhere around narrow GOP control of the House and narrow Dem control over the Senate.

Janet

"... or seen on television."

Hopefully not Larry King.

matt

comanche, it's John Fogerty....

looks as if it's SOP with these clowns, clarice....Obama is proposing $80 Billion, yes, Billion, for upgrading our nuclear weapons over the next 10 years in order to get Republican support for his treaty with Russia. Notwithstanding the merits of flaws of the treaty, he is simply the biggest hoor in history....The man will stoop to anything to pass his agenda.

And today he asked for $129 Million for the oil spill, not actually do anything about it, but to give the CG $100 Million and do $29 million in "studies". Now remember, CG ships are white and I really really doubt they're going to get them dirty....LUN

Pops

What do Barack Obama and illegal aliens have in common?

They both hate to be asked for their papers
and then refuse to produce them.

Hmmmmm....just saying.

cooling affect

Matt I didn't know you were one of them Supremes, wink wink nod nod.

It's the Geo spacial Intelligence agency and it was created and funded with billions from GLOBAL WARMING and even the Russians bought in. Maybe it's not space torpedoes,but global warming super bubbles.

daddy

FWIW,

Last hour I called our local Talk Show guy Dan Fagan and told him I was sending him the Governor Christie video and he should take a moment during the break to hear it.

He did, and now he's played it full on air twice and done a 10 minute decent monolog on it. It gave him an opportunity to slice Sara's replacement, Parnell apart by contrast, so he loved it for that, but regardless, was fun to see him highlight it so enthusiastically. Even better, now he's got our great new Conservative Mayor, Dan Sullivan, on the line and Sullivan is raving about how inspiring the Christie Video was as he just heard it on Dan's show. Yippee! My day was successful because thousands of ears heard that.

So without further ado, 1 last time, here's that ">http://blog.savejersey.com/2010/05/11/autosaved-90909-am.aspx"> Chris Christie video link. Beertime!

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

You can't make this s**t up, Clarice. One questioner pointed out to our distinguished AG that the Arizona bill is but 16 pages with commentary and addenda, while the Obummercare bill was over 2,000. Hmmmm and double hmmmm. Holder is real hands on. it seems.

nathan hale

So I guess he's put his support behind Samuels or Walker, huh daddy

daddy

""Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law..."

Clarice that is mindblowing.

First they told us they had to pass Legislation so they could find out what's in it, and now they're telling us Arizona's Law is evil and unConstitutional, yet they haven't actually taken the time to read it.

Where the Hell is Saturday Night Live and some Comedians out there with balls? This is comedy gold!


Extraneus

Nice third down run, daddy.

daddy

Nate,

Ralph Samuels is his man. Mine as well BTW.

But the next time Samuels is on Dan's Show I'm calling in and telling the both of them that once Ralph gets elected, if Fagan then turns on Governor Samuels like he turned on Sara, I'm coming down to the studio and will personally help him kick Dan's big fat arse once and for all. Actually I think they'll both laugh.

Fagan constantly forgets Reagan's 11th Commandment, and is still the best example I can think of of that old sentiment: "The Perfect is the enemy of The Good."

BTW,

Whats the view on Rubio-Crist from your vantage point? Love how last week Crist was all for returning Political Donations from folks who now hate his guts, yet now he says he's keeping it and they can all go and screw themselves. IIRC I think you had him pegged correctly over a year ago.

nathan hale

Kosinki and Ikuta, the only sane members on that circuit. progress I guess, but Reinhardt
and co, still stand in the way

matt

The NYT just published an article that says the formula used by government scientists in Seattle to estimate the rate of flow of the oil leak specifically excluded oil from its use.

This means the leak may be far larger than originally reported.

Incompetent bastards.

Clarice

Isn't that something about Holder. What a dumb remark, what a dumb thing to criticize the law without reading it. OTOH he denied it was racist so he wasn't as corrupt as most of his party.

nathan hale

I'm sorry to say I was right about him, that was a really disappointing vote, that eventually cost the party 7.5 million dollars
in wasted dues, Alaska with palm trees we are

centralcal

Whenever I am feeling pessimistic or, heh, "cautiously" optimistic, there are always you guys and Paul Ryan and Chris Christie, to make me wanna jump and shout!

More, more, more of these guys . . .

Less, less, less of McCain and those kinda guys!

nathan hale

What where they calculating molasses, strawberry jam,

Captain Hate

I want Chris Christie to govern Ohio; when you're that soaked in awesomeness I'm sure multitasking is a breeze.

Comanche Voter

Matt--you're right--it's John Fogerty. David Fogerty was a grade school friend of mine in a little town, long ago.

Even so, I wish I could vote early and often like those Chicago apparatchiks. We need to clean house everywhere in the USA. It is really time to throw da bums out.

daddy

"what a dumb thing to criticize the law without reading it"

Amazing that we have a President, who "Doesn't know anything about the case but he knows the Police acted stupidly", and now we have his Attorney General who's self confessed ignorance is his saving grace. We are a nation currently governed by children.

nathan hale

Well it's like Larry King's interviewing style, not reading the books of the guests, gives you latitude to say the craziest things

!!!! LOL

It's genetics. They closed their eyes and stared at shit so long it's in their genes.

O called Meds to say sorry about the Venezuelan rig sinking. It wasn't the British, but had more to do with Hillary work. Earthquakes were more fun and it wasn't called cold war.

Stephanie says Obama sux

The woman lives rent free in the White House already — occupying a cavernous suite in Obama’s nightmares and imagination.

LUN

Ellie Light

oBAMAO'S PARTY DESERVES WHAT IT IS ABOUT TO RECEIVE.

BR

Who knew there were elephants in Hawaii... the elephant that just won't go away:

New Hawaii law shuns Obama birth document requests. May 12, 2010.

This is just out and out collusion, pure and simple.

Jane

Hi guys,

We are currently being held outside Porto while the pope helicopters in. He is clearly following us, as he dogged us in Lisbon as well. And you guys are all sleeping and missing it.

Meanwhile the latest (which is really several days ago) at the LUN.

Oh and Daddy, Charles Murray is sitting next to me as I type this and we are having dinner with him later tonite.

daddy

Jane,

Am jealous, jealous, jealous. Also really enjoyed his "Real Education", so pass that on if able.

More importantly, if Mr Murray happens to be a fan of Indian Cricket, the Bangalore Royal Challengers are just about to change their name to the Bengaluru Royal Challengers, so in future if he (or Nordlinger for that matter) wish to check out ">http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FTQObU8igNM/SAzLsYedIbI/AAAAAAAAAIU/0bxofCQVHSc/s1600-h/ipl+cheerleaders+royal+challenge.jpg"> the Royal Challenger Cheerleaders they'll have to type in Bengaluru, not Bangalore:)

Keep out of jail.

peter

I found it quite remarkable that the New Yorker ran this article which is so critical of Obamacare. LUN

nathan hale

Mr. Velvel, who we've had some issues with in the past, diagrams the extent of Tribe's plagiarism, in the LUN, (from a Cahill link
on the subject)

Liquored Caberna.

Velvel be pell mell.
==========

Melinda Romanoff

WWho, me?

centralcal

Good Morning. I am sure this is not off topic for a "beat down" thread -

The Hillbuzz gang continues to be really creative thinkers. They are nominating FLOTUS for TLC's "What Not To Wear" show, and asking their readers to nominate her too.


Really, all snarkiness aside, Michelle is truly just the sort of candidate that show features.

Melinda Romanoff

Bookmarked T. Nelson, BTW.

Melinda Romanoff

c-cal-

Update on personal opinion of last Thursday, specifically programmed sell order designed to trigger HFT response.

nathan hale

lol, on a more serious navel gazing note, this will likely be one of Tom's weekend offerings; 'protecting his communications
but not his life" wth, in the LU

centralcal

Mel - interesting, specifically programmed sell order . . .

::sigh:: I admit my utter ignorance, what is HFT?

centralcal

I mean hedge fund is my guess, what is T?

Ranger

Update on personal opinion of last Thursday, specifically programmed sell order designed to trigger HFT response.

Posted by: Melinda Romanoff | May 14, 2010 at 08:35 AM

Just the sort of crisis that would be required to convince people to give up their 401(k)s for inflation + 3% T-bonds.

nathan hale

i don't see the LUN for that story

Janet

If anyone wants to send a letter or email to encourage Gov. Jan Brewer -

The mailing address for letters is:
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Her website is www.azgovernor.gov/

God bless Arizona!

centralcal

Duh - T = trade? not theft! LOL. Need more coffee to wake up.

Great, Janet, thanks for that info! God Bless Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer, indeed.

Melinda Romanoff

c-cal-

High Frequency Trading- A computerized system designed to trade thousands of shares a second influenced by a variety of inputs, including "flashed orders". They frequently trade at prices less than a penny.

Flashed orders are orders from the public that are shown to "liquidity providers" in advance of execution.

And, yes, they can, and will step in front of the order to make more money. We call it front-running in the commodity business and it comes with jail time.

In the stock market, not so much.

And it was 2%, Ranger.

Porchlight

Oh and Daddy, Charles Murray is sitting next to me as I type this and we are having dinner with him later tonite.

Wow Jane, I am envious. Tell us all about it when you get a chance!

Pofarmer

Looks like the administration has found it's scapegoat for the BP spill

The federal Minerals Management Service

LUN.

It's a good thing the economy still sucks, or oil prices would be skyrocketing.

JM Hanes

centralcal:

"They are nominating FLOTUS for TLC's "What Not To Wear" show, and asking their readers to nominate her too."

We have got to make sure Ann knows about this! I bet her library of FLOTUS faux pas includes a rearview photo of that skin tight pink thing. It's a perfect fit for a Not Safe For Wear contest.

centralcal

Thanks, Mel - now I can read the whole sentence again with better understanding.

But, still I come back to the lede - specifically programmed sell order...

By whom?

centralcal

LOL, JM! Yep, I always think of Ann and her catalog of images whenever I see FLOTUS and fashion in the same sentence.

I have this theory that I have mentioned before on this blog - HuffPo Style section almost always focuses on Michelle (and we know the commenters do). For the past couple of months they have been posting one or two really LARGE, CLOSE UP, photos of FLOTUS, that show her in not the best of fashion lights. I think they are gaming her acolytes.

Just sayin'.

Melinda Romanoff

c-cal-

"and therein lies the rub".

And I didn't know it was Austen, thought it was from Hamlet.

Janet

I forget who linked it, but the other day there was a linked picture of MO in a tight dress with a terribly placed "bulge". I tell ya, it was NSFW!

nathan hale

The MMS, clearly knows as much about oil, as the Treasury knew about derivatives, so lets have them regulate it. They forced them to go deep water, instead of shallow, where you would likely have not found a methane bubble

Melinda Romanoff

Janet-

It's too early for eye bleach.

Stop.

nathan hale

Agreed, that's clearly a case of 'these goggles they do nothin'

Melinda Romanoff

NH-

Every oil well comes with Natural Gas, which includes methane, and is why all off-shore rigs are "no spark" designed.

The question is what's the mix of oil and gas, and they engineer for it.

Have some homework.

Melinda Romanoff

And the reason for the Davey Jones site was because it was a new deep water try. New field.

Danube of Thought

Minus 13 at Raz.

nathan hale

It seems everyone and their brother is drilling everywhere they can find a pocket
of oil, it's just a fact of life

Janet

Get out your eye bleach Mel. LUN is the picture to send in with the nomination.

Captain Hate

Anybody think Arlen Specter was the lowest form of former Repuke? Check out the orange-skinned douche @ LUN

Melinda Romanoff

No Cap'n-

I'm starting to think Shelby is one of the bigger turncoats.

Pagar

Nathan, the subject of your 09:53 LUN controlled a mosque that is being paid thousands of dollars a month by the US government.
Anyone that doesn't believe some of that money is being used to evade US forces needs a wake up call.

peter

To libs at Harvard, plagiarism is only a sin if you aren't a lib. LUN

Porchlight

LUN is another pic of a Michelle outfit that has to be seen to be believed. From Newsbird.

Bill in AZ

heh heh - twitters from @RealSheriffJoe last night.

"I previously posted that I suspect critics of AZ had probably not read the new law. Read about U.S. AG Holder: http://tinyurl.com/24bfhuy"

"This is the Attorney General of the United States: http://tinyurl.com/28nvtsn"

"And this was a few days ago: http://tinyurl.com/2cctup2"

"Perhaps information is a distracion http://tinyurl.com/27y7vxx"

"Holder launched investigation into my office within 60 days of taking office for "possible"civil rights abuses http://tinyurl.com/2fomuf4"

fdcol63

"... orange-skinned douche ..."

Very apt. He makes me almost as physically ill as Obama.

ignatz

I want to know where this Bartlett pear of a woman, with legs I could easily load onto a truck and send to a sawmill gets off lecturing the rest of us about obesity.

What next; Barry does a PSA about the evils of smoking while taking a drag on his gasper?

fdcol63

Well, I'm sure Barry "doesn't inhale". LOL

Danube of Thought

National Federation of Independent Businesses has joined the anti-Obamacare lawsuit.

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