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September 07, 2010

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Captain Hate

The meltdown has begun.

PD

I sent a note to whitehouse.gov including the link that Elliot posted yesterday, and suggested that before the president complain about people talking about him like a dog, he should check whether he has done so himself.

Rob Crawford

Bammer's comment is so unmanly, I'm wondering if there are any pictures of him pregnant with Sasha or Malia.

Jim Ryan

Let's see. If any dog had the advantage of beginning with a Harvard Law degree, would it end up 25 years later with nothing on its resume? Sure, it's an odd counterfactual, but can you imagine any dog screwing the pooch so badly?

Jim Ryan

Rob, there's your idea for a spoof blog. You could have posts on the mom jeans, the twee bike ride, possible baby bump in certain pictures, etc. The proprietor could be named Mandy Sillivan.

Charlie (Colorado)

Poor fellow. People treat him like a dog, and now they've got his goat.

Rick Ballard

I'm sure that if Axelrod would stop throwing the ball the President would stop chasing it. Aside from that, generally dogs are loyal, trustworthy and capable of being trained. I don't see those appearing on my BOzo's Character Traits list.

That's not dis-positive though - perhaps someone could release a squirrel during a press conference?

BB Key

How are dogs treated by Mohammedans ? The answer to this question is why the comment was not part of the One's 'scripted remarks'...

Clarice

I'm telling you. He looks like he's having a breakdown.Well, Pelosi always does to me, and Reid seems from another planet. How did we get stuck with three turkeys at once?

Dave (in MA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1odbDiK4JuM>"They talk about me like a dog."

If he keeps crapping on the economy, we'll keep rubbing his nose in it.

anduril

Speaking of Mohannedans...

Jamie Glazov has a fascinating interview:

The Disastrous Consequences of Muslim Inbreeding

A tragic phenomenon which is taking a terrible toll on everyone involved.


In recent years we have seen increasing reports about Muslim inbreeding in Europe, especially in Britain, and the massive surge in birth defects and social ills that the harmful practice is causing. The recent British documentary by the TV series Dispatches, “When Cousins Marry,” revealed the devastating effects of first cousin marriage among Muslims in Britain. This is truly a tragic phenomenon which is taking a terrible toll on everyone involved.

And yet, political correctness and our society’s devotion to multiculturalism force most of our cultural and political elites to pretend that this elephant is not in the room.

I interviewed Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist who worked for several years with young criminal Muslims in Copenhagen. He is the author of Among Criminal Muslims. A Psychologist’s Experience from the Copenhagen Municipality. The book will be out in English later this year.

Glazov: Nicolai Sennels, thanks for joining me to discuss the phenomenon of Muslim inbreeding, one of your areas of expertise.

Let me begin with this question: Why do Muslims continue to practice inbreeding despite the well known fact that it diminishes the offspring’s chance of survival, and also causes mental and physical defects, etc.?

Sennels: The massive inbreeding among Muslims has been going on since their prophet allowed first cousin marriages more than 50 generations (1,400 years) ago. For many Muslims, intermarrying is seen as being part of their religion. Today, 70 percent of all Pakistanis are inbred and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent (Jyllands-Posten, 27/2 2009 “More stillbirths among immigrants”). A rough estimate shows that close to half of everybody living in the Arab world is inbred. Of course many of the parents that are blood related come from families where intermarriage has been a tradition for generations, which increases the risk of genetic degeneration significantly.

In many Muslim areas, it is simply a source of social status to marry one’s daughter or son to his or her cousin. Intermarriage of course also ensures that family members and wealth are not lost. A third reason is that keeping daughters and sons close to their family members, and therefore geographically, makes the families more able to control and decide the lifestyle of their offspring.

Unlike Muslims, Westerners have a historical tradition of being ready to fight and die for their country. Muslims, on the other hand, are not bound together by patriotism, but by family relations and religion. Intermarrying to protect the family from outside influence and promoting Islamization is therefore more important to Muslims than integrating into a Western country they live in and supporting it. Since Muslim families are often willing to compromise loyalty towards their country in order to secure their family, this has led to a high amount of corruption, nepotism, tax evasion, and clan-like parallel societies hostile to official authorities, both in the Muslim world and in the West.

The genetic consequences of blood related marriages have serious harmful impacts on the children’s mental and physical health. There are also massive negative economic and cultural consequences for both the Muslim world and Western countries.

Glazov: Expand for us on the genetic consequences of Muslim inbreeding.

Sennels: The negative consequences of inbreeding includes a 100 percent increase of risk of stillbirths. One study comparing Norwegians and Pakistanis shows the risk that the child dies during labor increases by 50 percent. The risk of deaths due to autosomal recessive disorders — e.g., cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy — is 18 times higher. Risk of death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Intelligence and mental health is also at risk. The risk of depression is higher in communities where consanguine marriages are also high. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of schizophrenic illness.

Studies show that the intelligence goes down 10-16 IQ points if one’s parents are cousins. The risk of having an IQ lower than 70 (criterion for being “retarded”) increases by 400 percent among children from cousin marriages. In the UK, Pakistanis are responsible for 3 percent of all births but they account for one in three British children born with genetic illnesses.

There’s a lot of research on the topic and the evidence of negative physical and mental consequences is simply overwhelming. The greatest concern among pregnant women and their husbands is if their child will be healthy and have good chances for a successful future. It is not difficult to imagine the sorrow and worries among interrelated couples who are forced to marry and pressured to have children.

Glazov: What consequences does Muslim intermarriage have for Muslim society? And also on our own society, since Muslims are in it?

Sennels: There is an embarrassing low productivity of scientific research and Nobel Prize winning thoughts and inventions in the Muslim world. One can offer many interpretations on why this is the case. But although we live in a world where it is politically incorrect to say it, it is undeniable that, as I have mentioned, science tells us that the IQ of humans is damaged by inbreeding. If you see the evidence, then it is a bit difficult to deny outright that there will be an impact on a closed community in intelligence following intense inbreeding for many generations.

Empirical reality tells us that the ability to enjoy and produce knowledge and abstract thinking is simply lower in the Islamic world. The Arab world only translates about 330 books annually, which is one fifth of what e.g., Greece translates. The total amount of books translated into Arabic the last 1,200 years is about 100,000, which is the average that Spain translates every year. Seven out of 10 Turks have never read a book.

The higher amount of physical and mentally handicapped children also burdens the mothers more, and thus limits their freedom and surplus to improve their situation. The generally lower percentage of individuals being able to add to production and who are in need of help and welfare also inhibits the economic development and puts a strain on society.

Many of the same problems go for Muslims in our Western countries. A lower IQ, together with a religion that denounces critical thinking, surely makes it harder for many Muslims to have success in our high-tech knowledge societies. One study based on 300,000 Americans shows that the majority of Muslims in the USA have a lower income, are less educated, and have worse jobs than the population as a whole.

The same tendencies can be clearly seen all over Europe. In Denmark one third of the budget for our schools is spent on children with special needs. Muslim children are grossly overrepresented among these: 64 percent of school children in Denmark with Arabic parents are illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system.

The same study continues to conclude that in reading abilities, mathematics, or science, the pattern is the same: The bilingual (largely Muslim) immigrants’ skills are exceedingly poor compared to their Danish classmates. More than half of all children in schools for children with mental and physical handicaps are foreigners — of whom Muslims are by far the most dominating group.

One study concluded that “foreigners inbreeding costs our municipalities millions” because of the many handicapped children and adults. It is estimated that one third of all handicapped people in Copenhagen have a foreign background.

Glazov: What is your conclusion based on the above mentioned research on first cousin marriages and their consequences?

Sennels: Denmark is a pioneering example in many areas: In order to counter forced marriages, we do not allow Danish citizens to marry foreigners younger than 24 years. We also offer non-Western immigrants up to 15,000 euros or 20,000 dollars to emigrate back to their countries of origin.

Immigrants who are not Danish citizens are banished from our country if they commit violent crimes. The state does not support families economically for having more than the country’s average amount of children.This prevents foreigners from coming to Denmark to have a lot of children and live off the state’s child support. We also deny residence permits to foreigners who are marrying their cousin in Denmark.

When it comes to consanguine marriages we should have compassion for the children and simply forbid them. If this is not politically possible — for different reasons — we should at least forbid consanguine marriages between couples where one or both of them have blood related parents. Inbreeding in more generations increases the risks of the above mentioned problems immensely. Forbidding consanguine marriages would also prevent Muslims who insist on practicing this unhealthy culture from moving to our countries — which would limit Muslim immigration in general.

Glazov: Nicolai Sennels, thank you for joining me today. I would just like to end on the note that what we are often stressing in conversations such as these; this inquiry is not evidence, as we are often inanely accused of by the left, that we harbor a hatred of Muslims — but very much the opposite. We are operating out of a pro-Muslim disposition and a love of the Muslim people in that we want to crystallize and identify certain problems and ideologies in Islam that harm the Muslim people.

The more we can bring light to these problems, such as inbreeding, that harm Muslims and their societies, the higher the chances that we can liberate more Muslim people from this oppression and help them avoid birth defects in their children and live healthier and better lives. Readers who are interested can contact Dr. Sennels at [email protected].

Sennels: I could not agree more. Muslims are the first — though maybe not the biggest — victims of Islam and Islamic culture. As long as we ourselves know that our motivation is to help, as long as we stick to facts and are still able to be humorous, we are protecting ourselves against losing our basic humanistic and Western values when fighting oppressive and aggressive ideologies.

MayBee

Did taxpayers pay for that trip? I think he forgot he wasn't at a fundraiser.

DebinNC

I think Obama is like Carter and unlike Clinton in that calling in a political dog whisperer like Dick Morris won't work. Bill Clinton could give him good advice out the wazoo, but what ails Obama can't be solved by adding new tricks. He's mastered bowing and rolling over, and I bet we'll see begging before it's over.

anduril

From Powerline:

The Wind Cries Barry

Students of the work of Jimi Hendrix will recognize Barack Obama's complaint that "They treat me like a dog." It obviously derives from Hendrix's "Stone Free," the first song that Hendrix wrote after arriving in England in 1966. "Stone Free" was released as the B-side to "Hey Joe," the first Jimi Hendrix Experience single. "They talk about me like a dog," Hendrix complains, "Talk about the clothes I wear/But they don't realize they're the ones who's square."

NK

I have a 20 month digital record on JOM as characterizing BHO and his crew of Obamaniacs as "effin' Muppets". A fair defintion of "Muppets" appears in Wikipedia:

"In Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand,[2][3] the word muppet has come to be used as a mild term of abuse, meaning a stupid, incompetent, or idiotic person, or the obvious interpretation of someone who is inanimated or somehow not there.[4] It is often used mildly affectionately.[4] It can also be applied to a strange looking or aesthetically displeasing individual.[5][6][7]The term is frequently used by English football fans to describe an inept performance by an individual player, or a player or manager perceived to be lacking in skill"

"Stupid" "incompetent" "idiotic" "inanimated" "somehow not there". That Brit slang expression perfectly fits BHO. And now he whines about treated like a dog. Well, POTUSs are treated worse than dogs by critics, ask 'em all, especially GWB, RR, Carter, LBJ, Truman, Adams, Lincoln etc etc etc. BHO has now reached the low of Carter's "attack rabbit" (for those of you old eough to remember 1980.) He is a national embarassment. We are stuck with him for 30 more months.

JB

Cousin marriage could explain why countries like Qatar have a mean IQ of 78, and other Arab countries (like Saudi Arabia) in the low 80s.

narciso

Speaking of someone determined to make 'a mess
on the carpet' in the LUN

anduril

The Israelis just don't get it about the Russians:

Russia, Israel Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

Russia and Israel today signed an agreement on military cooperation.

Details of the deal inked by the countries' defense ministers in Moscow were not immediately disclosed. But Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said Moscow was "studying seriously and attentively" the experiences and practices of Israel's military as it modernizes its army.

His Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, said Israel was "ready to continue sharing experience with the Russian military on fighting terrorism and ensuring security, including by using air drones."

Barak also met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who said, "We have purchased several unmanned aerial vehicles in Israel. We have launched a few satellites in Israel's interests. We are examining the possibility of equipping Israeli airplanes with our instruments and laser equipment."

Today's talks came after strains between Russia and Israel over Russian arms sales to the Jewish state's major regional foes, Syria and Iran.

Russia has sought to build up a fleet of Israeli-made spy drones since Georgia used such Israeli aircraft against Russia in their brief 2008 war.

Russian officials said Israel had already sold Moscow 12 pilotless aircraft and would supply 36 more, worth around $100 million.

Dave (in MA)
Students of the work of Jimi Hendrix will recognize Barack Obama's complaint that "They treat me like a dog."
Better students of his work (who don't usually post about show tunes and MOR at Powerline) would get both the Obama and Hendrix quote right.
Jon

"...talk about me like a dog."
Sort of reminds me of David Berkowitz.

anduril

Jeff Stein often has insightful analysis of intelligence matters. This offering is no exception:

Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say

The CIA took an internal poll not long ago about friendly foreign intelligence agencies.

The question, mostly directed to employees of the clandestine service branch, was: Which are the best allies among friendly spy services, in terms of liaison with the CIA, and which are the worst? In other words, who acts like, well, friends?

“Israel came in dead last,” a recently retired CIA official told me the other day.

Not only that, he added, throwing up his hands and rising from his chair, “the Israelis are number three, with China number one and Russia number two,” in terms of how aggressive they are in their operations on U.S. soil.

Israel’s undercover operations here, including missions to steal U.S. secrets, are hardly a secret at the FBI, CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. From time to time, in fact, the FBI has called Israeli officials on the carpet to complain about a particularly brazen effort to collect classified or other sensitive information, in particular U.S. technical and industrial secrets.

The most notorious operation employed Jonathan Pollard, the naval intelligence analyst convicted in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison for stealing tens of thousands of classified documents for Israel.

One of Israel’s major interests, of course, is keeping track of Muslims who might be allied with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, or Iran-backed Hezbollah, based in Lebanon.

As tensions with Iran escalate, according to former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, “Israeli agents have become more aggressive in targeting Muslims living in the United States as well as in operating against critics.”

“There have been a number of cases reported to the FBI about Mossad officers who have approached leaders in Arab-American communities and have falsely represented themselves as ‘U.S. intelligence,’ ” Giraldi wrote recently in American Conservative magazine.

“Because few Muslims would assist an Israeli, this is done to increase the likelihood that the target will cooperate. It’s referred to as a ‘false flag’ operation.”

Giraldi’s piece continued, “Mossad officers sought to recruit Arab-Americans as sources willing to inform on their associates and neighbors. The approaches, which took place in New York and New Jersey, were reportedly handled clumsily, making the targets of the operation suspicious.”

“These Arab-Americans turned down the requests for cooperation,” Giraldi added,”and some of the contacts were eventually reported to the FBI, which has determined that at least two of the Mossad officers are, ironically, Israeli Arabs operating out of Israel’s mission to the United Nations in New York under cover as consular assistants.”

“Oh, sure, they do that,” the other former CIA official said, waving a dismissing hand, when I asked about Giraldi’s story. “They’re all over the place.”

The FBI did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

But a retired senior FBI counterintelligence official told SpyTalk, "They have always been extremely aggressive, and seem to feel they can operate whenever and wherever they want, in spite of being called on the carpet more than any other country by probably a factor of three times as often."

A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy, which routinely denies accounts of Mossad operations on U.S. soil, could not be immediately reached for comment.

The former CIA official, who discussed such sensitive matters only on the condition of anonymity, echoed the views of other U.S. intelligence sources I’ve talked to over the years about Israeli operations in the United States.

They don’t begrudge the Jewish state’s interest in keeping track of its potential or real enemies, including here -- indeed, they often say Israel is America’s best friend in the Middle East.

Which, they say, makes Mossad’s impersonation of U.S. intelligence agents all the more galling.

Captain Hate

Better students of his work (who don't usually post about show tunes and MOR at Powerline) would get both the Obama and Hendrix quote right.

I think the Hendrix reference is really stupid and something I'd expect from boomer idiots.

Dave (in MA)

C.H., I checked out some of the Norwegian jazzers that you listed last night on the previous thread. Sounded a lot like the NY downtown scene folks.

Captain Hate

Yeah Dave (and thanks for taking the time to do that) they play pretty "out" in a post Ayler kind of way, which is really kind of an extension of the European free jazz scene which started in the late 60s (and was completely ignored by that idiot Ken Burns and his sociology stories posing as history) as characterized by Peter Brotzman's "Machine Gun", still a shocking recording after all these years. Nilssen-Love is an outstanding drummer and I've interacted with him in bringing one of his groups here when I noticed an open slot on their tour schedule.

Porchlight

Better students of his work (who don't usually post about show tunes and MOR at Powerline) would get both the Obama and Hendrix quote right.

Yeah, pretty lame effort by Powerline. It's an exact match.

Obama: "They talk about me like a dog"
Hendrix: "They talk about me like a dog"

Obama may or may not have been consciously quoting Hendrix, of course.

I would expect righties to do a better job with things like this, but I noticed Ingraham this morning was quoting Obama as saying "They treat me like a dog" too.

Jane (woof woof)

Janet,

I just sent you an email.

I just got my police sign off for the Sturbridge Tea party - I expect all JOMer's within 100 miles to be here. That means you Dave (in MA)

Old Lurker

Time for Hit to perform another word count.

DebinNC

Today's misquote at Power Line was from "scott". Last night though, John there got it right:

""They talk about me like a dog"? What does that mean? I ask the question seriously. Given that Obama came out with the observation spontaneously--one of the few moments when he is off-teleprompter--it may hold a clue to his psyche. Obama's political opponents attack him, just like he attacks them (only generally more truthfully). So where does the "dog" come in? It suggests that Obama sees disagreement with him as somehow illegitimate and dehumanizing."

Good point imo and spot on re these recurring unforced errors offering a glimpse into Obama's damaged psyche.

RattlerGator

Honestly, the talk about me like a dog language is extremely common, has been for decades, and in no way harkens back to Jimi hendrix.

He's trying to be hip colored boy and expressing a common thought in African America. My family believes he is under siege.

He is.

And he damn well should be!

Captain Hate

He was employing that annoying "street" syntax and cadence that he employs when he's in the obvious campaign mode, which is almost all the time. It must bother Harry Reid at least as much as it does me.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, when?

Jane (woof woof)

October 9th - 1-4 cocktails at my place afterward.

Danube of Thought

Go shit in your hat, Anduril.

Captain Hate

LUN for the continuing decline of Time

BB Key

Confirmed ! Rush just said 'Muslims don't like dogs'

Sue

Jane,

If you are lurking, it seems to be working for me now.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, you might enjoy this. I'm comment #7.

hit and run

Jane:
October 9th - 1-4 cocktails at my place afterward.

I'd prefer 10-12 cocktails myself.

SWarren

Pagar,
Re your link from the last thread
(Posted by: Pagar | September 07, 2010 at 09:54 AM) about DOJ blatantly stating they will not enforce voter fraud laws, see the Left's new mid-term voter fraud project,

Voting For America with Directors Francis Fox Piven and other notable radicals. (LUN)

anduril

From Steve Sailer this morning:

Whatever Happened to the Democrats' Youth / Minority Voter Juggernaut?

In my new VDARE.com column, I review the numbers on the likely sizable decline from 2008 to 2010 in young and minority and, especially young minority voters. We've been told over and over that the Arizona law will lead to a tidal wave of minorities voting Democratic, but current polling shows minorities bored with politics and not thinking about the November elections. I review various reasons and focus on one seldom articulated:

Appealing to white interests does not automatically alienate Hispanic and Asian voters.

When you think about common human psychology, this shouldn’t be surprising. For example, the press’s notion that Latino voters would respond to Republican criticism of legal and illegal immigration with relentless resentment, with endless spite, is just another example of projection by the media elite.

The reality is that most nonwhites can’t be bothered to feel as much racial hatred as the MSM demands they feel. They’ve got a life.

Instead, human beings generally try to associate themselves with what is being praised by society and disassociate themselves from what is being criticized. Being callow, young people are particularly impressionable. Despite all the romantic piffle about young rebels, the fact is that young people (especially the kind who are likely to vote) tend to be conformists. Hispanic and Asian youths are perhaps even more conformist than white and black youths.

When viewed from this perspective, the rise and fall of young Hispanic and Asian excitement over Obama’s party in 2008 to 2010 makes sense. Voting for a black candidate for President was not an act of youthful rebellion for Hispanics and Asians, but of conformity to the endlessly spelled-out wishes of the respectable institutions of society: the media, the schools, and even, so far anybody could tell, the Republican nominee.

Similarly, if the President of the United States praises illegal immigrants (as George W. Bush did, saying “You're going to come here if you're worth your salt, if you want to put food on the table for your families”), well, Viva La Raza!

But on the other hand, if white people continue to become ever so slightly less intimidated about publicly defending their own interests, well, Hispanic and Asian young people have more fun things to do with their time than worry about elections.

This implies a simple, effective strategy for the Republican Party—the opposite of that pursued by Bush, Rove, and McCain: Instead of appeasing professional minority activists and thus making them more powerful by letting them claim to be able to deliver goodies, stand up to them.

The GOP remains, overwhelmingly, a party whose most enthusiastic supporters are mature white men. Stop being ashamed of that fact. Show some self-respect. Stand up for the interests of your voters. Don’t let ethnic hustlers bully your constituents so much.

Neo
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of [a] God Dog.”
A dyslexic momemt ?
SWarren

Oops, Here's the LUN.

Sue

I just love this song.

see every dog has it's day dog, when the big dog throws him a bone one moment in the sunshine when your ducks lined up in a row lucky dog get a big ol' bed, stray dog gets the porch every dog has it's day dog, but today dog just aint yours
Porchlight

Jane,

I'm seriously considering booking a ticket to MA. I can't think of anything more enjoyable between now and November 2 than an autumn Tea Party in New England with JOM folks.

Neo

I've been considering going outside the White House on Election night and "barking"

Comanche Voter

Obama is discovering that the sun don't shine on the same dog's [posterior] every day.

But the best line I read on the comments in the various blogs is that Obama is now acting like a Whine eraner.

Dave (in MA)

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/ARTICLES/w.gif> src=http://www.saveiowa.org/images/obama-logo-small.gif> src=http://www.saveiowa.org/images/obama-logo-small.gif> src=http://www.artsjournal.com/img/f.gif>.

sbw

I would think that the ACLU would hop on getting a judicial order to oblige the Justice Department to pursue voter fraud cases rather than not enforcing the law.

Pofarmer

Reminds me more of a guns-n-roses song personally.

Dudes got issues fer sure.

Janet

Porchlight,
Jane said to BUY YOUR TICKET!...she's having trouble posting on this thread for some reason.

Pofarmer

"honestly, the talk about me like a dog language is extremely common, has been for decades, and in no way harkens back to Jimi "

That explains why I've never heard it, then.

hit and run

Porchlight:
I'm seriously considering booking a ticket to MA.

Me too. Seriously. Actually,I have a business trip up in that general direction that I've been trying to schedule for almost a month that keeps getting pushed off. So now I am proposing to go that week and then stay for the tea party.

And the 10-12 cocktails at Jane's afterward.

But mostly for the tea party.

Dates probably won't end up working . . . but gonna try like heck to make 'em.

Pagar

Thanks Swarren! An excellent read for any one who thinks that preventing voter fraud is absolutely mandatory for us to win.

The lst LUN was good too. Thanks
_____------------------------
Narciso, that SWarren LUN at 12:28 is one you or anyone who likes Sarah will want to check out. It features a guy who knows how to treat dogs right.

"who has proven his toughness by winning the 2,000-mile "Iron Dog" snowmobile race four times "

daddy

I thought Harry Truman said "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog", not "be a dog."

matt

Obama is still experiencing the dog days of August, obviously......

and in response to my query about global warming in light of the extreme cold in the Southern Hemisphere, below normal temperatures in the UK, California, and other points west of here, the response from my liberal friends was "of course it's global warming! The climate is becoming more extreme."

Personally I think too many of them watched that bad Dennis Quaid movie. So the logical extension of global warming is an Ice Age?

Porchlight

I will try, Jane and Janet! Would have to run it by my Dem voting husband first (heh) and also arrange childcare as he will be out of town that weekend. So it's a challenge, but not insurmountable...

Hit, would be super if we could both make it. I would love to design a special cocktail for the occasion...

SWarren

Yeah,Pagar. He's one tough guy but that beautiful picture at the top will melt your heart.

Rob Crawford

So, let's see...

It looks like everyone involved in the Ground Zero Mosque is a slum lord or somehow on the take, including (especially?) the supposed holy men. Yet the local government goes out of its way to support their latest real estate venture, rather than hounding them for the fines and deferred maintenance on their existing properties. And the State Department put one of these charming fellows on the federal payroll as a "spokesman", despite life-long expressions of his desire to replace the Constitution with the tyranny called "sharia".

The Department of "Justice" has declared it will not enforce sections of the "Motor Voter" law that require states to ensure their voter registration rolls contain only living, eligible voters. As a result, some states and municipalities are (gleefully?) declaring they have from 100-110% of their voting-aged populace registered. In Philadelphia, they still have a voter on the rolls who was born just 49 years after the Declaration of Independence.

Those charged with enforcing our laws on immigration have declared they will only be moved to do so against violent felons. Which essentially means that someone has to be beaten or killed before people who have no right to be present in the country are even considered for deportation.

Taxpayers fear coming to the attention of the IRS, knowing they'll be found guilty and broken financially unless they can somehow produce the one piece of years-old paperwork that shows they were entitled to keep hold of that particular scrap of their earnings. Meanwhile, corrupt politicians and political figures are exposed to be wallowing in corruption -- taking bribes, skipping paying their taxes, funneling grants for the needy to their relatives and staffers -- and not only does the government shrug, but the press treats it at most as a mildly amusing quirk of character.


Does it seem that the government has decided it's much easier to work with criminals, for criminals, than to even attempt to uphold the laws?

Someone born in the US, who has lived here all his (or her) life, who has paid their taxes and otherwise obeyed the law, needs government permission to defend themselves, to speak their minds, to earn a living, to own property. They're constantly watched for the least sign of "hate" towards the criminals, the violent, the corrupt; and constantly reminded that their very existence is destroying the planet.

They're told to shut up, lest they give a lunatic a reason to turn violent, while all around them lunatics inspired by their opponents murder and terrorize. The people who have told us for fifty and more years that we have but ten years left before the planet can no longer support life chide us for expressing concern about our liberties. The people who will not wear neckties because the knot forms a cross lecture us about religious tolerance.

Supposed intellectuals deny reality and proclaim themselves wiser than those who accept the existence of the toys they tripped over in the dark. The most charitable people in the world are called greedy, the most pious are called irreligious, the hardest-working called lazy -- all because they will not simply accept the judgements of the self-proclaimed elite.

Bah.

I really hope this election brings some real change -- though the changes that most matter won't come from Washington, but from simply refusing to play the game by the rules the other side wishes to impose on us.

Rob Crawford

I would think that the ACLU would hop on getting a judicial order to oblige the Justice Department to pursue voter fraud cases rather than not enforcing the law.

Why would you think that?

JorgXMcKie

Anduril, I believe I've seen a web version of "War and Peace" that you might want to copy and paste for those JOMers who really, really reading incredibly long comments consisting of the works of others. Or not.

Rob Crawford

Jorg -- if you're referring to my screed as Andurils, I apologize.

Rocco

He's trying to be hip colored boy and expressing a common thought in African America.

AKA-"Dog Whistle Politics"

anduril

Two from Hugh Hewitt:

Panic Among the Dems, and The Politico.com Cash-on-Hand Tracker

You can waste a lot of time here. Keep in mind that Dems need a lot more cash than Republicans, if only to airbrush the president and Nancy Pelosi out of all their candidates' pictures and websites.

Dan Balz and Jon Cohen report on the deteriorating Dem prospects in this morning's WaPo, as does Mike Allen in Politico.com, who uses the "t" word --"tsunami."

All the incumbent Democrats have going there way is cash and a volunteer network. Here are ten races where you can help close the cash divide for the GOP challenger.

"They talk about me like a dog."

This sort of self-pitying, self-righteous grandstanding doesn't work with an electorate that is overwhelmingly rejecting the president's policies and doing so without vilification of him though with quite a bit of deserved criticism of his competence and the abilities of his key advisors.

It is also a sign of desperation, as though the president knows the rest of his tenure in office will be opposed by a mainstream coalition that rejects his half-baked ideas on additional stimulus and which will be working to undo the massive damage done via Obamacare.

Extraneus

In case MathMom hasn't seen this.

Doing the DOJ’s Job for Them: Demanding Valid Voter Rolls Before November

scott

For the record the "scott" posting at powerline is not me. Coincidentally, however, I do play southpaw and have front row tickets for the Hendrix Experience tribute next month but I did not catch the quote as I have only really listened to and attempted to play a few things from Axis.

Of the few things bouncing around in obama's head, I doubt Hendrix lyrics are one of them. I think he's losing it.

DebinNC

What happened to Obama's campaign to turn 9-11 into a "national day of service"? Last year BO and MO went to the Pentagon, then had a "watch us paint a swipe or two" photo op at a Habitat house. This year Obama will once again be at the Pentagon. Biden will be in NYC. How can that be perceived as anything but Obama's cowardly avoidance of Ground Zero? Will Gibbs even be asked about it? The whole bunch of them disgust me.

caro

Bravo, Rob C!

DebinNC

Bravo and Amen, Rob!!

daddy

Just for a change, if anyone wants me to post an excessively long NOTAM, a couple hundred lines long and loaded with uninteresting gibberish, I'll be glad to oblige. Simply tell me which airport you want. Maybe LAX for you Clarice, or possibly Reagan International or Dulles. And Boston's got some great 3 feet or so of inconsequential blather about taxiway closures for Jane and TC and DaveinMA. Then again Steph in Atlanta is probably salivating to get carpel tunnel scrolling through noise abatement procedures at Atlanta Hartsfield. And if Melinda's dying for an O'hare traffic pattern update, why I can pump out pages and pages of that faster than a Dem can pump out Legislation. So step right up JOMer's if anyone wants yards and yards worth of uninteresting junk clobbering the thread so you can work on your "scroll past" ability. Simply say the word. (Heck, I can even do it in meters if you prefer some airport over yonder---Elliott, you want Heathrow? I got your stinking Heathrow baby!)

Happy Last Best Place DoT.

anduril

A definite "should read"--today's lead WSJ editorial:

The Obama Economy: How trillions in fiscal and monetary stimulus produced a 1.6% recovery.

Here are the first and last paragraphs. In between is an excellent summary of the muddle--as they point out, "it's important to understand how and why we got here," and as they acknowledge, "Bush got there first."

So two months before an election, and 19 months after the mother of all spending programs, President Obama said yesterday he's rolling out one more plan to stimulate the economy. We'll discuss the details when they're released, but the effort itself is a tacit admission that his earlier proposals have flopped. As the autumn economic debate gets underway, it's important to understand how and why we got here.

***

The recession preceded Mr. Obama's Inaugural by 13 months, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, and so did the President's fiscal policy ideas. George W. Bush got there first. In February 2008, he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed on a $168 billion combination of federal spending and temporary tax rebates that were supposed to maintain growth through the housing market decline that election year.

...

To put it another way, the real roots of Mr. Obama's economic problems are intellectual and political. The Administration rejected marginal-rate tax cuts that worked in the 1960s and 1980s because they would have helped the rich, in favor of a Keynesian spending binge that has stimulated little except government. More broadly, Democrats purposely used the recession as a political opening to redistribute income, reverse the free-market reforms of the Reagan era, and put government at the commanding heights of economic decision-making.

Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congress have succeeded in doing all of this despite the growing opposition of the American people, who are now enduring the results. The only path back to robust growth and prosperity is to stop this agenda dead in its tracks, and then by stages to reverse it. These are the economic stakes in November.

Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor are also into understanding how we got here, and they too are pointing at Bush--as well as Congressional GOPers. It's important to understand this if you talk to current or potential Congress Critters or their campaign people. They need to know that we want change--real, substantive change.

anduril

Just for a change, if anyone wants me to post an excessively long NOTAM, a couple hundred lines long and loaded with uninteresting gibberish, I'll be glad to oblige. Simply tell me which airport you want. Maybe LAX for you Clarice, or possibly Reagan International or Dulles. And Boston's got some great 3 feet or so of inconsequential blather about taxiway closures for Jane and TC and DaveinMA. Then again Steph in Atlanta is probably salivating to get carpel tunnel scrolling through noise abatement procedures at Atlanta Hartsfield. And if Melinda's dying for an O'hare traffic pattern update, why I can pump out pages and pages of that faster than a Dem can pump out Legislation. So step right up JOMer's if anyone wants yards and yards worth of uninteresting junk clobbering the thread so you can work on your "scroll past" ability. Simply say the word. (Heck, I can even do it in meters if you prefer some airport over yonder---Elliott, you want Heathrow? I got your stinking Heathrow baby!)

All of the above--put up or shut up.

Janet

Hey...just to be a curmudgeon, this native Texan will not concede that Montana is the last best place. I mean, it's pretty good & all...but let's not go overboard! :)

Army of Davids

Libertarians and Conservatives need to go to war on the 40%+ hike (3 stages) in the minimum wage since Pelosi/Reid took over.

It may or may not be a political liability for Democrats.

But reversing it is a solution that will play a role in healing the economy.

This is a grass roots solution that will work (it is sound economics). It likely won't come from Republican politicians.

daddy

Matt,

Last week Brit science writer Matt Ridley authored an excellent piece in The Times titled ">http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=6221"> This Discredited IPCC Process Must Be Purged

He wants heads to roll on this one.

The great thing is that he is a very well known and popular genetic/evolution author, often cited and reviewed favorably by Dawkin's, etc, so that his scientific chops are and have been very well respected prior to mouthing off about ClimateGate. He can't be dismissed as a fringe crank, therefore when he writes stuff like this it has to have an impact.

I really admire this guy, because it would be so much easier for him to simply shut up and not raise a stink about the whole thing, to keep himself ingratiated with academia and publishers and the BBC etc, but he simply calls it as he sees it. This is the second time he's gone public dumping on the lousy Climate Science that was pawned off on us as being settled.

So well worth a read and worth citing to any friends who consider skeptics as fringe nut-jobs who don't know their Science.

glasater

Heh Janet! This great gal I know from Texas always maintains that if all the ice melted in Alaska--it would be smaller than Texas:)

Rob--that is a keeper!

And I hope DOT has a chance to drink some Moose Drool beer in Montana.

daddy

Malaysia Jane, Re: the Australian Election

Last week at the poolside bar in Penang sat with a bunch of Aussie's doing Carlsberg's (Decent Lager). Mainly Perthites.

Anyhow, topic was Aussie politics. The election had just gone down. They all came across as conservatives, and swore the Dingo did not eat the baby.

As for the election, they were disappointed, figuring it would leave Gilliard in power but only by a whisker, and that the good news was that a new election would have to be taken within about a year since whatever makeshift coalition she was able to cobble together would crumble rather quickly. So all in all they were not as disappointed as folks might think.

daddy

Rob C,

Excellent thoughtful comment. Well done Sir.

Rob Crawford

Thanks, everyone. I'm just amazed at how things have gotten turned upside-down.

Sue

Rob,

No one objects to long posts if they are your own words. It's the damned cut and paste of others words that makes us detest the little turd so much.

Clarice

I have always felt the funniest reads where right there in the news. Now, however, every day is comedy gold.

anduril

For example:

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Posted by: daddy | May 20, 2010 at 12:19 AM

caro

But,Janet,I have it in writing!

daddy

Rush in hour 2 is certainly on a roll banging the Top Dog for incompetence.

That reminded me that last night on FOX's Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, the guest was Dennis Miller. Miller is so sharp and funny that they wisely only had 3 total on the panel (good looking news reader Martha somebody and skinny Bill) instead of the regular 4 plus Gutfield. (Nice to know they are sharp enuff' to recognize real talent as opposed to simply blathering seat-fillers.)

Anyhow, on some riff about Obama, Gutfield was saying something like "I know Obama's intelligent but...", and Dennis interrupted and said that he had now come to the conclusion that Obama was not intelligent. He carefully explained how he initially gave the guy the benefit of the doubt since everybody else said the guy was super-smart, but Dennis now says he just sees no evidence of Obama's supposed intelligence, so no longer was he going to say "I know Obama's intelligent but..." Instead he was going to call folks on it when they did that and ask for evidence, because all he sees is continual stupidity piled upon continual stupidity, etc.

Not his exact words, but that was the sentiment, and it was nice to see Greg Gutfield agree with Dennis and take his point, as that doesn't often happen on that show.

Go Dennis.

Dog walking time. Later.

narciso

For Melinda, ranger, flodigarry, I think, this is a bit of news, and by a bit I mean
burning skulls, in the LUN

JM Hanes

Poor anduril finds himself reduced to picking a junk yard fight over NOTAMs. And people talk about him like he's a dog!

Considering how many copyrights he's infringed upon, there must be enough potential complainants out there for a class action suit by now. We would all probably enjoy seeing a copy/paste of that ruling.

Clarice

The problem is, jmh, those suing over copyright infringement, sue the owner of the site, not the poster so lightly moderated or un-moderated sites like this can run into a lot of problems with jerks violating copyright law.

Porchlight

Re: narciso's burning skulls:

Breaking: Daley will not seek re-election

Time for Rahm to enter, stage left?

sbw

As a satisfied user of trollblocker software, who is this anduril?

Appalled

I really don't believe in banning posters and prefer light moderation. But andruil's trashing of thread after thread with copy/paste nightmares merits banishment, if for other reason than defense of US copyright law.

Rick Ballard

It looks as if ABC News won't be following Daley's reaction to receipt of a target letter. My feelings regarding ABC's seppuku are inexpressible. Maybe after I stop laughing...

JM Hanes

Now don't that beat all, Clarice?

anduril struts across the moral high ground like a little intellectual Napoleon -- while he screws over his own host, putting TM at legal and financial risk day after day after day. It does rather confirm my impression that his primary interest in religion is more doctrinal than personal.

narciso

Among Westin's greatest hits, was that post September 11th line, that he thought the Pentagon was a 'legitimate military target'
of course the question to ask, is who is the dweeb who will replace him

Neo

I just had to know …

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008 Paul Krugman
Prize motivation: “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity”
The Asia Times recently called him the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry.”

LOL … I think he is out of his mind.

JM Hanes

Obama is still making the amateur mistake that a lot of politicians do: he speaks to the room, and forgets that the world is always listening in. He was talking to his San Francisco clientele when he made his bitter clingers remark. He feeds off the positive energy of a friendly crowd, and forgets himself -- just like Howard Dean did with his famous yargh & his God, guns & gays.

Axelrod et al must positively shudder every time Obama goes O/TOTUS, because he inevitably steps all over the message he was set up to deliver. Although I'm not sure yet another spending package would go over terribly well, nobody's talking about his grand infrastructure initiative today!

Clarice

Are yu surmising about that letter, Rick?

jmh, it's terribly inconsiderate, isn't it? Of both Tom and the rest of us. It might be understandable to do that on occasion when it's on point as a means of dissecting a given story.But the long posts on whatever strikes his fancy seem to be a manifestation of passive aggression and not helpful.

anduril

Taranto may have a point:

A Job for George W. Bush: America needs a president with the moral authority to denounce Koran-burning.

After all, it was Bushie who proclaimed--against all the evidence--that Islam is a religion of peace. Bushie should butt out of all other policy matters, but this one is right up his alley:

A news story in the New York Times unwittingly illustrates the hypocrisy of Ground Zero mosque proponents:

For nine years after the attacks of Sept. 11, many American Muslims made concerted efforts to build relationships with non-Muslims, to make it clear they abhor terrorism, to educate people about Islam and to participate in interfaith service projects. They took satisfaction in the observations by many scholars that Muslims in America were more successful and assimilated than Muslims in Europe. Now, many of those same Muslims say that all of those years of work are being rapidly undone by the fierce opposition to a Muslim cultural center near ground zero that has unleashed a torrent of anti-Muslim sentiments and a spate of vandalism. . . .

Some American Muslims said they were especially on edge as the anniversary of 9/11 approaches. The pastor of a small church in Florida has promised to burn a pile of Korans that day. Muslim leaders are telling their followers that the stunt has been widely condemned by Christian and other religious groups and should be ignored. But they said some young American Muslims were questioning how they could simply sit by and watch the promised desecration.

Assuming that the Florida pastor complies with applicable fire codes, he has a perfect legal right to burn Korans that are his private property. That he has a right to do it, however, does not mean it is the right thing to do. In our view, he should call off the event for the same reason that the mosque developers should choose a site a respectful distance from Ground Zero: because the plan is obnoxious and (figuratively as well as literally) inflammatory.

The Koran-burning stunt is attracting attention across the world, the Associated Press reports from Kabul:

Hundreds of Afghans shouted anti-American slogans and called for President Obama's death at a rally yesterday to denounce an American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The crowd in Kabul, numbering as many as 500, chanted "long live Islam'' and "death to America.''

There is a grain of truth in the protesters' blaming Obama, whose limp leadership has had an incendiary effect. He escalated the Ground Zero mosque controversy by making a strong but unnecessary statement about religious freedom, but then abdicated his responsibility by voting "present" on the real question: whether it is wise and responsible to use freedom in this way.

CNN.com reports that Gen. David Petraeus has issued a statement that the Koran burning "could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan." But the commander in chief hasn't said a word about it, and how could he? If the president of the United States is indifferent or hostile to his own countrymen's sensitivities, his exhortations to respect the sensitivities of foreigners--although in this case they would be entirely justified--are sure to fall on deaf ears.

America needs a president with the moral authority to denounce the Florida church's stupid, offensive, potentially dangerous stunt. This is a job for George W. Bush.

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

I think it a reasonable surmise. After all, he's dirtier than a coal miners boot sole.

flodigarry

Narciso -

Thanks for the LUN.

It is going to be bedlam in Chicago. Will be "interesting" to watch what happens. Was just mentioning to a friend last week that I thought Daley was "done".

Council Wars - the next generation.....?

Captain Hate

JMH, at times it seems like somebody keeps saying about Odoofus "Let's give him a community to organize that's too big for him to screw up".

At the risk of acting like I'm responding to anduril's massive cuts and pastes (I was gonna OT it): Am I the only person that thinks it's entirely irresponsible for the MFM to give some crackpot down in Bumfuck, Florida a forum for his nutjobbery? And that it should be beneath Petraeus to comment on it?

Dave (in MA)

It's a dog-eat-dog world and the Democrats are wearing Milk Bone underwear.

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