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June 17, 2010

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hit and run

TC:
some folks looked askance on my youngest (she was 20 years old at the time) spending last summer in Deadhorse, Alaska.

They didn't know that Daddy (not you,that is,beloved JOMer Daddy) would be nearby* looking out for her.

Not that she needed it.

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*Of course,Daddy is something like 900 miles from Deadhorse,which would be like you hopping in the car and driving to Charlotte,NC (be sure to stop by on your way through). But still,in the same state!

Pofarmer

My daughters will learn something other than what O'Riley teaches:

Always keep in mind. Orielly is a doofus.

Pofarmer

what irks me to no end, is that Heyward, didn't take the opportunity to lecture the committee on how we ended up, drilling a mile
down,

As if that wouldn't have been shut right down by the committee. Heyward was there as a whipping boy.

Janet

LUN Clinton: Arizona to face suit over law on immigration

"In a June 8 interview with an Ecuadorean television station, Clinton said the department, under President Obama's direction, "will be bringing a lawsuit" over the measure."
I love this -
"...Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said in a statement Thursday: "If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation.""

This same WaPo edition has the Sally Quinn lovefest editorial that daddy linked at the beginning of this thread.

DebinNC

Krauthammer on Obama's speech:

Obama is dreamer in chief: He wants to take us to this green future "even if we're unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don't yet precisely know how we're going to get there." Here's the offer: Tax carbon, spend trillions and put government in control of the energy economy -- and he will take you he knows not where, by way of a road he knows not which. That's why Tuesday's speech was received with such consternation. It was so untethered from reality.

That "untethered from reality" sums up Obama et al better than anything I've seen.


centralcal

Caroline Glick has a new video (remember We Con the World). Another bravo performance of THE THREE TERRORS.

Janet

LUN Obama is out of his "cotton-picken mind".

It is embarrassing to have a president this embarrassing.

DebinNC

Janet, that's hilarious.

narciso

Ah, Julia, she's a belle with an ability to turn a phrase, doesn't she

DebinNC

For the "untethered from reality" file, Obama's words Tuesday night vs. his 4 hr. schedule today. All that jet fuel expended for a short photo op in OH about temporary union jobs created with money we don't have.

Jane

Since this has become the gourmet thread let me push the latest You Too entry: Feds for fire extinguishers just to piss Anduril off.

Porchlight

Tomatoes should be fresh, not canned; skinned and seeded.

Must chime in here. Fresh tomatoes should only be used if they are absolutely, perfectly dead ripe. Most Italian cooks use canned San Marzanos for cooked tomato dishes.

Janet

Tomatoes should be fresh, not canned; skinned and seeded.

For JOMers like me...the # for the local Pizza Hut is 703-243-3100.

narciso

Noonan is still proving she can still do clueless, no I'm not linkinf

Sue

I'm starting to like this Elton John person.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100618/D9GDIMQ81.html>Elton John rocks Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - A concert by Elton John has given Israelis a boost after a string of cancellations by other world-famous artists.

The British rocker performed late Thursday in front of a screaming crowd of nearly 50,000 fans at a Tel Aviv stadium.

This, after playing for Rush's wedding.

A businessman who doesn't put personal politics ahead of performing. What a concept.

Sue

Janet,

With all this gourmet cooking talk last night, I smiled as I munched on my chili dog. I didn't even have gourmet mustard, just plain ole French's. ::grin::

PD

Ras -21 today.

Thomas Collins

Celtics -4, Obama -21. I guess the Celtics did better than Obama yesterday.

H&R, daddy took care of my Deadhorser although he was hundreds of miles away. He sent her a better care package than I did!

gmax

The Big news is overall approval in RAS dropped again to 41. 58 now disappoval of the AKIC. All time low I think. I will defer to DOT for confirmation but will share in a little grave dancing.

Clarice

AL, this recipe is new to me. I used to boil the noodles, make bechamel sauce, etc..a several hour deal. Then I tried this--I find it superior and vastly easier. YMMV.

As for canned tomatoes, I second the poster who said canned San Marzano tomatoes beat most tomatoes for Italian sauces..even the best chefs use them.


Ann--love that logo superimposing I Won's and BP's with an oil splotch.


Ras -21, DoT!!!! Wow!!!

Porchlight

The Big news is overall approval in RAS dropped again to 41. 58 now disappoval of the AKIC. All time low I think.

This looks to me to be a pretty big deal.

Sue

Hrrrmph....a big "effin" deal, Porch.

centralcal

Whaddya know - looks like Congressman Etheridge has a bit of a history in shaking up students who ask him questions.

Sue

Shoot. I don't even like soccer, so why am I watching it and why am I upset that the USA is losing 2-0? I must be one of those racist tea partiers that just wanted to shout "USA, USA".

Captain Hate

Having Chris Berman host the US Open coverage is further evidence that ESPN is the worst thing that ever happened to sports. It's like sitting next to an annoying drunk who needs to pontificate on things he has no clue about.

Rick Ballard

The 1+ million college grads and 4+ million high school grads of the class of '10 have now joined the like numbers of grads from '09 in the unemployment line. Around 2 million of the high school grads will be suckered into debt slavery in order to attend institutions of lower indoctrination in the fall but another 1 million college students have realized that they're in a fools game and will leave school without a degree.

I'd say those numbers, in addition to the continuing high rate of Obaunemployment will keep BOzo's ratings in a very firm decline. Given the fine blend of his ineptitude coupled with his total incompetence and capped by the fact that no one is believing his damned lies any more, the -21 may be a fond memory for Obots by Christmas.

narciso

This might go on the other thread, but this fits anyways

Danube of Thought

I believe the 41 overall is an all-time low, although Raz doesn't say so.

Matt, the "this ballgame's in the refrigerator" rant last night was in honor of Chick--I had to do it, even though there was probably no one who was going to understand what it was about.

TC, just between us it's pretty clear that if Perkins had played the Celts would have won it. But I guess that's the game.

Danube of Thought

Political cartoon of the year is up at Lucianne.com.

Who's seat did Michelle get?

Heh, I didn't understand, DoT, but I knew it was funny. I had to ask my son what a 'lumberyard' was. I liked Boston, but the Lakers rallied like champions.
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 Ann

Michael Yon has been reporting from Thailand and he sends this amazing picture:

Photobucket

Wonder what O'Reilly would think of his parents :)

Janet

It's like sitting next to an annoying drunk who needs to pontificate on things he has no clue about.

That is so true! We don't have ESPN, but the constant chatter of hosts is annoying all around. We watch sports with the sound off lots of times.

Melinda Romanoff

Cap'n, you lookin' for me? I can write about anything....

Besides, that's a BP snake, a tame monster.

Ann, I'm betting the parents make sure the snake's bath comes after its meal.
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Dave (in MA)

Uh-oh.

Danube of Thought

Correction. Raz does indeed confirm it:

Overall, 41% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. That’s the lowest level of approval yet recorded for this president.
Captain Hate

We watch sports with the sound off lots of times.

I would've probably boycotted the NBA finals no matter who was doing the announcing, but ABC using Van Gumby and Fatass Jackson as analysts is just beyond horrible. The good news is that on sports bbs there is a dawning awareness of what a useless turd Gumby is. Maybe he lost all his brains when he was serving as a fuzzy slipper on the foot of Alonzo Mourning.

Laura Ingraham is giving Alvin Greene probably the most respectful interview he's received and is just pounding on all the donks, including Odummy, who have shunned him. To keep this on topic, the eggplant-shaped Bathtub Boy is taking a beating as well.

Ignatz

--Having Chris Berman host the US Open coverage is further evidence that ESPN is the worst thing that ever happened to sports.--

To go from Johnny Miller at NBC in the morning to Boomer Berman in the afternoon makes one pine for the invention of the voice specific mute button, although the rest of the boneheads at the ESPN tent are nearly as hopeless, including that gigantic, bespectacled human kewpie doll Scott Van Pelt. Rick Reilly who ordinarily is one of the least objectionable of the bunch besmirched the airwaves with some gawdawful 'poetry" which caused me to dive for the remote before I changed my mind and filled the box full of .45 slugs.
The only thing I've missed so far is Mike Tirico bumbling the big, hard words trying to wax poetic like Jack Whitaker, who also gave me a pain, but at least was semi-literate.

Captain Hate

Cap'n, you lookin' for me? I can write about anything

Well, you always seem well informed, Mel; at least to me.

And sober!

Doggerel, human's best friend.

For Iggy and Dave. Now the hard part.

Public health is safe;
Public taste is outraged raw.
Oh, Spaghettios!
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Janet

15 million pounds of spagetti-o's! There's the answer for plugging the damn hole!

USA ties it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!2-2

peter

Very funny, Dave in Ma

peter

Anyone read John Derbyshire's comments in the Corner today? I have been seeing signs of this theory elsewhere too. That the oil is not going to stop gushing until it all comes out. Bad news. It's a shame Gaia has to kill an entire ocean to punish the acts of 53% of the people.

Captain Hate

Rick Reilly used to be a decent writer with Sports Illustrated but he's become an annoying douche with ESPN who thinks he's much funnier than he is. The only person I think less of that writes for them is Jamele Hill, who is too delusional to realize she's a horribly unoriginal writer and always has been.

I like Scott Van Pelt but I might be biased since he's a fellow Terp (although that hasn't spared Larry David from my insults).

Thomas Collins

DOT, I agree that Perkins's absence made a big difference. But I have to acknowledge that the Lakers were hobbled by Bynum's absence in 2008, and this time Bynum lost significant playing time due to injury.

Perkins and Bynum are going to be monster inside forces for a long time if they can shake the injury bug. Unfortunately, they both seem to be injury prone.

Halliburton warned them, how come they didn't listen?

peter, I've been wondering about that ever since the Oil Drum article previously linked here. How come a reservoir like that didn't have natural seeps? Then again, they were drilling through Mt. Everest, 30,000 feet, to reach it.
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Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer came down on his knee.

TC, two collateral ligaments is a bummer. It was said of Danny Manning that it was incredible how well he could play without being able to jump.
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Captain Hate

TC, Perkins absence was huge; I think it's pretty evident (at least to me) that with him in the lineup that Phil Jackson's record in playoff after winning the first game is 47-1 instead of 48-0 (both incredible records). I think Bynum will be more injury-prone in the future.

The NBA needs to lock David Stern and most of the referees (mainly the older ones) in a room and set it on fire. It's a disgrace that it's past the midpoint of June before the playoffs are over. If anybody thinks the length of the season doesn't have an impact on the health of the players by the end of the playoffs, I don't know where to start...

Gimme, gimme, gimme.  A government gimme.

And if, a big if, that well is leaking deep, and can't be stopped until pressures equalize, either with relief wells or a bleed out, then not stopping the leak is not Obama's fault. We can, however, charge him with fecklessness about the cleanup and the other responses.

I've a feeling the left will stop talking about Bush and Katrina. Isn't it lucky that Obama picked up a long term natural catastrophe for his presidency, and Bush only got a little quick blow?

Yep, I think Gaia doesn't trust the progressive tranzi vision. She's got better hopes for her unruly brood than slavery.
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PD

CNN Money:

Nevada's jobless rate hit a record high last month and and is now the highest in the nation, the first time in four years that Michigan doesn't hold that distinction.

Captain Hate

Most refreshingly candid comment in the NBA Finals: Ron Artest thanking his shrink

gmax

O'Reilly often embarasses me to no end, with his unfocused, 'seat of the pants' arguments

Unfortunately, it should embarass him not you. But in his Ted Baxter cluelessness, it never does.

"Often wrong, never in doubt" certainly hangs on a mantle somewhere in his house.

Neo
Obama acknowledged that he had approved new offshore drilling a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20. But Obama said he had done so only "under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe."

Obama’s “slam-dunk” moment.

glasater

The oil drum article is absolutely frightening. I wonder if Zero even begins to understand this situation.

peter

I did not know this. (LUN)
And is that the very same Judith Miller who used to write for the Slimes?

bio mom

We was robbed!! Awful call by the ref in that soccer game. Dumb or anti-American? You choose.

glasater

Breaking news-

Chairman of BP is removing Hayward from day to day operations.

daddy

Bryan Threadkiller,

Thanks for that story on Mz Revere. Don't even think about apologizing for that. That was positive, productive, uplifting, educational, energizing, morally instructive etc. Your instincts were perfect. Please continue posting such stuff in future. Thanks for that bit of wonderful history.

Pofarmer

FWIW, Gov Nixon announced today they are cutting another 250 state jobs, mainly through "attrition" and are cutting 50 MILLION in State college scholarships. I wonder what that's gonna do to attendance? I also wonder how much of the HUGE runup in college tuition was due to all this State money sloshing around?

Pofarmer

We was robbed!! Awful call by the ref in that soccer game. Dumb or anti-American? You choose.

Yeah, still could care less.

Pofarmer

On another note. Lost a dang good dog today. Stock dog, family friend. Made it 14 years, which is pretty long for a working dog.

Danube of Thought

"I wonder if Zero even begins to understand this situation."

Well, if he doesn't he can always ask the Secretary of Energy to explain it to him. He has a Nobel Prize, you know.

MayBee

The Secretary of Energy has a Nobel Prize? I did not know that. The Administration should make an attempt to let people know.

jimmyk

Obama said he had done so only "under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe."

So much for "The buck stops here." Pathetic, like something a teenager would say to his mother.

Did he ever say who told him that, and why he would believe something so patently false?

Porchlight

"I wonder if Zero even begins to understand this situation."

He is claiming that he never would have allowed deep water drilling if he hadn't been assured it was "absolutely safe."

So I'm guessing the answer is no.

glasater

Sorry for the loss of your dog Po. There'll never be another like him for you and your family.

DoT-
Zero can ask Chu--but will Chu be able to explain the situation in terms Zero can understand? :)

And in the "looking for comic relief" area--this tweet from andylancaster made me chuckle:

@allahpundit has anyone asked Alvine Greene what he thinks of BP fund?

Porchlight

Did he ever say who told him that, and why he would believe something so patently false?

Maybe some fearless reporter will ask Gibbs about it.

daddy

Thought this interesting in light of the Prez's speech in praise of alternate energy sources. Simply anecdotal but...

This afternoon on arrival in Taipei the wind was from 230 degrees at a steady measured 23 knots with varying gusts pushing those speeds up to 35 knots.

23 knots is a significant wind---very significant if its constant, and way significant if it's gusting even ten knots faster.

Regardless, the point was, that on low final to Runwaty 23, off to the left sit 3 humongous wind generating windmill turbines, each at mega-million dollar costs, and all absolutely dead of any motion and dead to any energy production whatever.

And this on a day, with wonderful winds almost exactly designed by direction and consistency of flow and rapidity of the requisite air volume pouring over the fan blades to produce the most intelligence power generating examples I can think of to harp on the glories of windmill power.

PDinDetroit

"On another note. Lost a dang good dog today. Stock dog, family friend. Made it 14 years, which is pretty long for a working dog."

Sorry to hear Po. They do become part of the family. I'll bet he wouldn't have voted for Obama!

Clarice

Sorry, Po.

Clarice

peter, It's that Judy Miller. She and Laurie Mylroie co-authored a book on bio-chem warfare a number of years ago. (BTW instead of baguettes I opted for Jim Lahey's onion pizza tonight. It looks great.)

laura

Sorry Po, nothing hurts quite the same as losing a good dog.

Pofarmer

I'll bet he wouldn't have voted for Obama!

Gaurantee that he was smarter than some that did.

Gotta go get out the shovel.

Captain Hate

Sorry about your dog, Po; dogs are great judges of character, that's why the Taliban vermin hate them.

Clarice

A wise poster said re the barge hold up by the Coast Guard.."Maybe the people on the barge should have said they were peaceful, refused the search, then attacked the Coasties with metal pipes when they boarded. Then Obama would support them, condemn the Coast Guard for acting stupidly. And as an added bonus; the world would pile on in support because of the excessive actions of the Coast Guard."

Rob Crawford

Sorry to hear about your dog, Po.

fdcol63

I'd rather have a high school dropout with experience at capping these wells in charge of the Federal response than Obama's Nobel prize-winning Energy Secretary who's just full of theory.

Captain Hate

I have a question for all the NBA fans here, particularly DoT and TC: How do you think Kobe matches up with Magic as far as being the greatest Laker ever? Even though Jordan is the default choice as the greatest player evarrrrrr, I'm not sure if I'm picking a team of all-time players that Magic isn't my first overall pick. The reason I say that is he did everything extremely well (except maybe play defense) and transformed a team of close-but-no-cigar players into an awesome force with an extremely high entertainment quotient. His career was cut short but I'm not sure he doesn't have the edge on Kobe on everything except pure scoring and defense. Most importantly, he made everybody on his team look better.

Just throwing it out for discussion of opinions; there's no "right" or "wrong" answers. And I'm not using this as a means to badmouth Kobe, who is incredibly talented and a top 10 all-timer.

fdcol63

Does anybody else smell "conspiracy" whenever Jamie Gorelick is involved in a major disaster?

Captain Hate

Does anybody else smell "conspiracy" whenever Jamie Gorelick is involved in a major disaster?

More like whatever side she's on is in the wrong.

Rob Crawford

He is claiming that he never would have allowed deep water drilling if he hadn't been assured it was "absolutely safe."

Huh. I wonder if he lets his girls run.

That's not "absolutely safe", either.

Danube of Thought

I would go with Magic, I think. (I used to attend those Showtime games, on occasion sitting courtside directly across from Jack.) Those were the favorite live sporting events of my life.

Interesting to contemplate an all-time Lakers team: Jerry West can't crack the starting lineup, and Shaquille O'Neal is the third-string center.

Ignatz

--How do you think Kobe matches up with Magic as far as being the greatest Laker ever?--

Are neither Wilt nor Kareem in that equation?
And as far as greatest ever I've always had a hard time getting past Bill Russell (or even the Big O, let me know when somebody averages a triple-double again) to get to Jordan.
Depends on how you define great; pure talent, record, championships, most impact on shape of the game, talent arrayed against at the time-either team or individually.

Danube of Thought

My condolences, Po. At the urging of my stepson I acquired my first dog (a Golden) fourteen years ago, and it was love at first sight and unbearable when he finally left us at age eleven. We have two now, one of whom is getting along in years. They really do capture one's heart.

Captain Hate

(I used to attend those Showtime games, on occasion sitting courtside directly across from Jack.) Those were the favorite live sporting events of my life.

For good reason; I can still remember the excitement of watching them on TV. To be courtside: WOW!

What's funny to me is how Pat Riley was able to help facilitate Showtime (after Paul Westhead, of all people, was run off to Loyola-Marymount where he built his own high-scoring circus) before going to the Knicks and Miami where he sludged things down with boring trashketball.

It's amazing how many championships the Lakers have accumulated after losing to the Celtics so many times when I was a teenager.

Sue

I'd rather have a high school dropout with experience at capping these wells in charge of the Federal response than Obama's Nobel prize-winning Energy Secretary who's just full of theory.

You mean a Red Adair? (He was a HS graduate, but still...)

Sue

I wonder if any of these fools have thought about calling in Halliburton? I wonder if it has been suggested?

Sue

I. Hate. The. Lakers.

There. I've said it.

Captain Hate

Are neither Wilt nor Kareem in that equation?

Definitely not Wilt because he only spent the last few years with the Lakers; that's why I worded it how I did. To a lesser extent, the same with Kareem. Magic was always a Laker and I can't ever imagine Kobe not being one (LeBron take note).

Again, just my opinion; I held Wilt and Kareem in extremely high regard throughout their careers. And their head-to-head matchups were legendary.

Danube of Thought

CBS News confirms that the administration will challenge the AZ law in court. It should be interesting. There's plenty of well-settled law that immigration policy is an exclusive federal preserve, but if the court concludes that the AZ policy does not conflict with the feds', then it's just a question of whether states can make arrests for violation of federal law. Lots of authorities say they can.

Janet

I guess they decided to tell Americans now that it has been announced to Ecuador.

Old Lurker

So sorry, Po.

Been there. Done that.

It is never easy.

Melinda Romanoff

So sorry about the loss of the pup, Po.

Thomas Collins

Magic is my choice for best all around player. Magic played center in crunch time for the Lakers when he was needed. Russell couldn't play point guard in crunch time for an extended period, and Kobe couldn't play center for an extended period in crunch time.
Magic could do it all, although of course he spent most of his time as a point guard.

How's this for an all-time defensive team: Satch Sanders, Michael Cooper, Russell, KC Jones and John Stockton.

Best matchup of all time: Satch against Elgin Baylor.

Most exciting player to watch: David Thompson.

Best exec: Jerry West.

Best coach: Auerbach.

Best overall athlete: Chamberlain over Jordan (Chamberlain was a better professional volleyball player than Jordan was a professional baseball player (although I give Jordan credit for sticking it out in the minors that year)).


Team Best Combining Entertainment Value and Skill: Harlem Globetrotters (I know they weren't in the NBA, but I think they deserve this award; they are the true "showtime" team).

Captain Hate

Nice lists TC; on your all defensive I might sub Jerry Sloan for Stockton (funny how one coached the other; that's probably not a coincidence). I'd have liked to have seen Wilt go against Shaq just for the sheer strength and mass involved. You could substitute Artis Gilmore or Bob Lanier for Wilt.

MayBee

Oh, Po. I am so sorry about your doggie. What breed?

glasater

I met Bill Russell at a local golf expo raising funds for a charity.

Think my eye level view was not too far above his waist line.

Very remote fellow...

Clarice

DoT, one of those authorities is a DoJ memo never rescinded.

Porchlight

So sorry, Pofarmer. I hope your kids are okay. I know it must be hard on everyone.

Pofarmer

What breed?

Australian Shepard.

Kids don't know yet, but they'll be O.K., I think. Dog predates them, they didn't get to raise him from a pup.

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