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June 29, 2010

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Melinda Romanoff

Let's see how he likes their libel laws.

BB Key

Watching the Kagan hearings and she is attempting to do an imitation of John Roberts , speaking without notes,...My gut tells me she is no John Roberts and will make a major gaff...hopefully a disqualifying one

Jane

Not only is she no Judge Roberts she also is an idiot as evidenced here.

Danube of Thought

Minus 12 at Raz today.

Jane

Jeff Sessions just said he was taken aback by Kagan's testimony because "it is unconnected to reality". Leahy tries desperately to interrupt.

She is such a liar. It is amazing.

BB Key

So far I have counted 4 "you knows"...maybe she should become commissioner of the NBA

Captain Hate

Laura Ingraham is skewering Mall Cop Kagan.

Old Lurker

Why not have liars on the court (2 for 2); we have tax cheaters in the cabinet.

You got a problem with that?

Parking  Lot

Melinda ... he uses mostly links so he would not be liable. His own original reports are few and far between.

Parking  Lot

OK ... things are bad. There is a chart up on Drudge.

Dave (in MA)

I forget what the topic was, something not even political, but I wanted to show a co-worker something and went to Drudge for the link. He said "Oh, yeah. He's qualified." As in, if Drudge linked to it you can't trust it. So I pointed out how Drudge links to the left's beloved sources like the NYT, and the guy's response was to repeat his "Oh, yeah. He's qualified." with an exaggerated eye-roll as he walked away.

Dave (in MA)

Where is the chart showing how much traffic JOM directs to Drudge?

Clarice

I find the least informed people are those who get their news the old fashioned way. When people fuss about Drudge explain he's an aggregator and show them what that means,,it saves time linking to stories from every major media source and viewpoint,,,At first they remain sceptical but then may start going their themselves.

I know . I once was there myself.


Jack is Back!

When I worked in London, we all linked to Drudge since it was the only way to get the Lewinsky story. I still have him on my blog list and when I travel - UK, Belgium, France, et.al. you get local ads on Drudge just like you do on JOM.

For example, right now I am being asked by the 'Turismo de Lisboa' to visit Lisbon and the ad is in Dutch (Flemish). Before that, I was being told that the best deals on DVD's was at NHA in Belgium. The top ad is for the WSPA against dog meat. Or as they say in Flemish 'hondenvlees'. JOM is truly a global community of concerned, traveling movie goers.

Rob Crawford

So I pointed out how Drudge links to the left's beloved sources like the NYT, and the guy's response was to repeat his "Oh, yeah. He's qualified." with an exaggerated eye-roll as he walked away.

I'd take that as a statement that anyone who gets information from the NYT is woefully uninformed.

narciso

Talk about clueless, at one of our more 'esteemed' publications, the NY Daily News,
the copy with the photo, doesn't really match,
regarding one of the Russian spies, another well might be a whole snarkfest for Ann and
Sue, later on

Melinda Romanoff

PL-

I seem to recall that they have atendency to shoot messengers, not just authors, but I might be misremembering something.

Janet

Here is Narciso's link from the other thread...about Don Heathfield. LUN

"Current

* CEO at Future Map

Past

* Partner at Global Partners Inc.

Education

* Harvard University
* Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
* ENPC MBA Paris - ENPC School of International Management"

Mustang0302

Cap'n,

Mall Cop Kagan? Holy carp, it's him/her/it!

narciso

"It's Pat" Mustang, although Franken doesn't seem to be enthralled as with Sonia and her
tales of Perry Mason and Nancy Drew

Parking  Lot

Melinda... perhaps this is what you are referring to?

((New Libel Law Proposed In The UK; Gives ISPs Two Weeks To Respond)) June 7 2010

It's no secret that the UK's defamation laws are extremely problematic. They've longed been used for "libel tourism" as well as to silence critics. There's been a lot of talk in the UK about fixing those issues, but little action. Now it appears that a new libel bill has been introduced that, among other things, will give ISPs a 14-day window to respond to claims of libel. This seems sort of half-way between the typical "notice-and-takedown" and "notice-and-notice" proposals we've seen elsewhere. A two week window could actually give an ISP the chance to get a response or a challenge from the creator of the content before taking it down. However, not surprisingly, some are claiming this window is way too long, and ISPs should be forced to take down any content that is called libelous. ))

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100607/0411319716.shtml

Mustang0302

narciso, about the Russki spies...doesn't the one chick remind you of Natasha, partner of Boris Badenov, the ones often foiled by "Moose and Squirrel"...

I can just hear her accent...

Captain Hate

narc, maybe those Rooski spies trained at Liberty Village in Alias.

narciso

It really does feel like Alias, doesn't it, Capt, btw this story is useless without pictures

Parking  Lot

so is the femme fatale a redhead or a brunette?

Captain Hate

Nice link narc; that Anna Chapman is hawt in a Rooski mail order bride kind of way but still no Sydney Bristow. Ben Afflicted is the luckiest undeserving jerk in the world.

BB Key

Mustang, Did you know that Obama's daughter, the one they call Sasha, her given name is Natasha and she was named after....

Frau Kuckucksei

The WSJ nails Elena: "If Ms. Kagan believes the Commerce Clause can justify nearly any Congressional decision, this is reason alone to justify a vote against her confirmation."

I pray Congress will nail her as well. She isn't even an honest replacement for Stevens.

gmax

I'd take that as a statement that anyone who gets information from the NYT is woefully misuninformed.

Fixed that unfortunate typo for ya!

Dave (in MA)

Yesterday larry in another thread reported that Dianne Feinstein said "I look forward to the day when the court can be 50% women and 50% men." Can anyone confirm this? That's almost as bad as something that would come out of Biden's mouth.

narciso

It seems they figured out our real vulnerability, doesn't say if she was in their
subprime department, in the LUN

Sue

I just read in one of the links about the Russian spies that Obama was mad about the timing of the arrests. I bet that comes as a shock, doesn't it?

matt

Kagan strikes me as just one more submarine candidate who will say whatever is necessary to worm her way onto the Court.

Not as bad as Obama, but we pretty well know exactly where she stands.Moral relativist, liberal activist, knee jerk anti conservative.

Pofarmer

Kagan makes Harriet Miers look eminently qualified.

narciso

Rush opened up with reference to the Charm School, another Nelson Demille work, that focuses on those same topics, as the Liberty
Village, in Alias

hit and run

Has the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_7PwbxcDbs>latest from Santelli been mentioned yet? Has everyone seen it?

If you haven't,you really should. Kapow.

And if you have,perhaps you would http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW7MFY6coJI>enjoy this video ... a pairing of Santelli with a statement from Obama from last year. Nothing fancy. Just a little juxtapositionalization.

Jack Kelly

Wait till Matt finds out that Auntie Beeb has an annual budget of greater than 100 million pounds for the website alone.

Old Lurker

AT's Graph of the day is a good one today.

LUN

bunky

JOM, Powerline and Drudge. One needs nothing else.

narciso

Well the folks at C4P always have some interesting links on economics, defense et al.
Only slightly OT, RT seems to be the premier
nut site with the McGovern/Madsen combo, followed by the Larouche nutball Tarpley and
most recently this character, who seems to fill the gap of old Sy Hersh, in the LUN

Danube of Thought

My favorite aggregator is Lucianne.com, which is my home page. Other than Drudge and HotAir, what others should I check out?

bgates

OL, that graph can't be right. See how the revenue line starts going up in 2003? But that's when the terrible Bush tax cuts began, starving the government of needed money and leading to unprecedented and catastrophic deficits.

MayBee

I keep thinking about our Super Sekret Spy driving her SUV into Langley every day. It seems like the Russians, I don't know, tried a little harder.

Kyle Galatro


What is ACORN up to now? Watch the video at www.ACUACORNAction.org to find out what ACORN has become. Track former leaders to ensure that we know when ACORN attempts to create new groups using fake names to continue their work.


bgates

Yike. Headline on Yahoo:
Kagan Resorts to the Artful Dodge
It didn't take long for Elena Kagan's past words to come back to haunt her on Day 2 of the hearings

Old Lurker

Clearly the drawings is wrong for the reason you say, bgates. Nothing Bush did could have been right.

DoT, I add Powerline & Bloomberg to your lineup of aggregators, then WSJ if I have not read the printed version.

hit and run

Also a headline from yahoo:

http://www.yahoo.com/_ylt=Ak4DKDG4K74KN3M6WLuLnAabvZx4;_ylu=X3oDMTJwZTFoajRsBGNwb3MDNQRlZAMxBGcDZGFkNjQxNjVmZTY4ODBjNmQ5MzBjMjg4Y2VlMTBmZDgEaW50bAN1cwRzZWMDaW5fbmV3cwRzbGsDbndzLXRpdGxlBHRlc3QDNzAx/SIG=128so80jh/**http%3A//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100629/ap_on_re_us/us_obesity_rankings>Report shows obesity rates rose in 28 states last year

In Barack Obama's America,over half the states did not see a rise in obesity rates.

But from the article:

The District of Columbia was the only area to see a decline in adult obesity rates.

Wait. What?

DC's not even a state. Does that mean that the other 29 states in Obama's America saw obesity rates stay the same?

Fat chance.

Melinda Romanoff

DoT-

I use netvibes as my aggregator, and love it.

Neo
“They couldn’t have been spies,” she said jokingly. “Look what she did with the hydrangeas.”
Are spies supposed to be good with hydrangeas .. or any other assorted flowers or shrubberies ?
bgates

Double yike. If you have NRO in a browser tab and the top story is that the Daily Kos just admitted the pollster they've been using for the past 18 months faked the whole thing -

then you need to refresh, so you can see the new top story, which is Breitbart has put a $100k bounty on the Journolist archive.

Parking  Lot

realclearpolitics is good
also realclearmarkets

Rob Crawford

Double yike. If you have NRO in a browser tab and the top story is that the Daily Kos just admitted the pollster they've been using for the past 18 months faked the whole thing

I'd say it's shocking, but it's really not.

Old Lurker

I agree PL. Forgot to list those.

Janet

The District of Columbia was the only area to see a decline in adult obesity rates.

They are having to spend food money on plastic bags now....& paying more for parking, $3.00 an Hr. I believe at the meters.

hit and run

bgates:
If you have NRO in a browser tab and the top story is that the Daily Kos just admitted the pollster they've been using for the past 18 months faked the whole thing -

Well. Time says that Daily Kos is their selection for the #5 blog in 2010!

That is...on their list of:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100629/us_time/08599200019600;_ylt=AgpVOR_LOSxPWKOQooirI_Ks0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNrMjlzNzNsBGFzc2V0A3RpbWUvMjAxMDA2MjkvMDg1OTkyMDAwMTk2MDAEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDdGhlZml2ZW1vc3Rv>The Five Most Overrated Blogs of 2010

Another yike.

hit and run

I figured it was being forced to eat lead-tainted vegetables from the WH garden,Janet.

Janet

“They couldn’t have been spies,” she said jokingly. “Look what she did with the hydrangeas.”

Neo, a comment at Hot Air said "Arrest her too". Hah!

Janet

You are not kidding Hit..."'Iron Chef' veggies weren't from White House garden" LUN

But the produce picked in late October was donated to a food kitchen because the show was filmed the following week in N.Y.C. with similar, local vegetables; the only food used from the White House was its honey.

and here is the lead tainted veggie article.

Danube of Thought

I've had RCP and Powerline bookmarked for a long time. I don't visit Powerline as much as I used to because it doesn't seem to do much aggregating. I guess I left out Insty, who is worth a few trips per day.

What a great breath of fresh air Breitbart has turned out to be. And what a coup it would be if he gets his hands on those archives.

Janet

the Daily Kos just admitted the pollster they've been using for the past 18 months faked the whole thing -

Surprise!!! No honor among thieves.

narciso

You know maybe all of MSNBC is on the Russian payroll would they write anything different, in the LUN

Captain Hate

How can anybody not have AoS bookmarked? Similar to what Dennis Hopper said about Frank Booth: I've never encountered a site where I can be myself as much.

Porchlight

Didn't someone here predict exactly this when the news broke a few days back that Kos was switching pollsters? Was it Clarice?

MaryW

DOT

Insty is my homepage. Concise summary, link what more is needed. Then it is here for a quick read and back to work. Hope the programming gods have inspiration today. If there is time I visit Powerline, the Corner, Drudge, American Thinker and all the Breitbarts.

What is interesting is though I believe we need more people who are not lawyers as office holders it seems that much of my reading is content provided by lawyers!

peter

I suffer from this condition. Really. LUN

Porchlight

Laura Ingraham is skewering Mall Cop Kagan.

With all due respect, Cap'n, Mall Cop is not the movie character Kagan resembles most.

I have really resisted doing this up to now, but...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HP3LY8k4IIQ/SWkB8d0PYWI/AAAAAAAAA_M/WfErO9bWJyk/s320/albino.jpg"

MaryD

Yikes, Porchlight! Who the heck is THAT?

Porchlight

Maryd,

It's The Albino from The Princess Bride...

centralcal

Porch - the resemblance to Kagan is striking!

 centralcal

Such a busy news day here at JOM: Markos suing his ex-phoneypollster; Andrew B. offering a $100K reward for the JournoList and archives; and this little tidbit:

Broadcast Evening Newscasts Lose More than 1 Million Viewers in Past Year

Dave (in MA)

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100628/capt.597dc6c386bf48fdb30ba47203920c9d-597dc6c386bf48fdb30ba47203920c9d-0.jpg?x=400&y=279&q=85&sig=vueXjIh2E9ny0.Z6UEohDQ-->

They could make a Mall Cop sequel where Blart has to go undercover in drag trying to catch criminals at Lane Bryant.

Sue

I'm going to be catty here (major shock, huh?) but can she not find makeup to match her skin?

Porchlight

Thanks for that link to Campaign Spot, centralcal.

The single most important thing about the Kos/R2000 story imho is that Kos had written a book how awful conservatives are, and - at the point when he was already putting "finishing touches" on it - he got cold feet and worried that he didn't have any actual evidence to back up his claims. So he commissioned a poll from Reseearch 2000. And amazingly, the poll results were just peachy ducky perfectly in tandem with the conclusions he'd already reached in the book!

The book is called American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right.

Kos says via Twitter “No premises in American Taliban depend exclusively on R2K polling.”

Sure, they don't.

I hope Breitbart goes after this one too.

glasater

On the Blago front....

Sue

I sure wish I had been a member of JournoList. $100,000 in my pocket if I had the goods. Wonder if anyone is willing to do it?

narciso

Right, funny how he cheered what the real Salafi did in that bridge over Fallujah, and
excoriates those he calls the "American Taliban", who last time I checked, don't stone
women, or topple walls on top of gays

NK

Porchlight--

Brilliant catch with the Albino, Brilliant.

Other Princess Bride analogs:

BHO = Humperdink
Biden= Vizzini the Sicilian
Emanuel = Yellin
Axelrod = Miracle Max
Nancy Pelosi = Fezzik the Brute
Petraeus = Westley
MacChrystal = Iniago Montoya

Porchlight

Thanks NK. I just noticed someone in the comments at YouTube made the Kagan connection too. Swear that's not me. :)

I feel kind of mean posting it, but not so much after I read that story on Kagan's involvement with the case that struck down the Nebraska partial-birth abortion ban.

Porchlight

Biden= Vizzini the Sicilian

Nice one.

But Fezzik's a good guy so he can't be Pelosi.

Jane

I love Andrew Breitbart - what a great thing for him to do. And when he gets them, I hope he releases them slowly, revealing names as he goes.

Captain Hate

I'm going to be catty here (major shock, huh?) but can she not find makeup to match her skin?

Why are you calling Emmett Kelly "she"?

gmax

Depends stock jumps on the news that Andrew Breitbart has offered $100K and anonyminity to anyone who can provide the Journolist archive. Lots of careers will go down the crapper if this goes public. And having to rely on 400 journalists not to rat each other out will surely make Imodium and Depends highly used products!

PaulV

List is worth more than 100K. Million plus.

glasater

daveweigel tweet"

@roch20 @StopBeck I will not take up the offer. I'll make my $100,000 the old-fashioned way: http://bit.ly/jI4NT

Sue

He (Weigel) might as well do it and collect the $100k. Everyone will think it was him anyway.

bgates

I'll make my $100,000 the old-fashioned way

I f'n hate url shorteners. And Dave Weigel.
That "bitly" crap is to some 80s music video about highway robbery. I guess that's a joke. As is Dave Weigel.

glasater

For Narciso and techies:)

FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

glasater

My assumption bgates.

lyle

Good gawd, what is it with the ogresses women in this administration?

JNap, Christina Romer, Sotomayor, and now Kagan.

I've seen better looking tree stumps.

And has anyone seen a close shot of Hillary these days!

[shudder]

bgates never met Lou Cipher, but he may be out of the country for a while

Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

is the alien story, attempts from Satan to counteract the overt message. The genetics of the human/alien combo hybrid reveal that John has a long mustache. Are we too late to answer the bots? England expects that every man will do his duty. Kenneth: 87.75 MHz, 6pm.

Danube of Thought

If Breitbart gets the archives, he's got a solid year's worth of material. At least.

Thomas Collins

See LUN (via Instapundit) for more on the scandal that I would vote for as the number 1 example of this Administration's lack of fitness to govern America. The DOJ's action in the Black Panthers case attacks the core of a constitutional republic, namely, our ability to elect our public servants without intimidation.

Danube of Thought

Unexpected:

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Confidence among U.S. consumers sank in June more than forecast as Americans became distressed over the outlook for jobs and incomes.

Stocks plunged as the confidence data, combined with Conference Board figures showing China’s economic outlook improved less than previously estimated, added to concern the global economy is slowing. Unemployment and the turmoil in financial markets precipitated by the European debt crisis raise the risk that household spending will falter.

"Recovery Summer" continues. Kind of like an exploding cigar.

glasater

andrewbreitbart tweets:

AndrewBreitbart
@ezraklein I bet it was easier to respond to something like this when you still had 'Journalist' intact, right?
39 minutes ago via web in reply to ezraklein

There may be a "twitter" conversation going on between the two--klein and breitbar--have not kept track of that one.

glasater

ezraklein is now tweeting this link.

glasater

OK--I'll quit after this one intriguing link from Tops:

Reading Andrew Breitbart's post on his 100 grand 4 Journolist & the Weigel affair & it made me wonder if the leaker is Max Blumenthal

Jane

hey guys - way OT but Caro did a fabulous video of the boat launch we attended a couple of weeks ago. You can see it here.

Rob Crawford

FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

Ahem. "John has a long mustache." That is all.

Ignatz

--daveweigel tweet"

@roch20 @StopBeck I will not take up the offer. I'll make my $100,000 the old-fashioned way:--

Presumably he means, like he has from the start; the oldest way there is. On his back with his heels in the air.

Porchlight

it made me wonder if the leaker is Max Blumenthal

As plausible as any speculation I've seen. Trust Tops to ferret this one out.


FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

That explains all our weird CIA/Plame code posts!

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