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September 30, 2010

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E Jones

"In sum, the letters Aramark received are not intended by the SSA to contain “positive information” of immigration status, and could be triggered by numerous reasons other than fraudulent documents, including various errors in the SSA's NUMIDENT database.   Indeed, the letters do not indicate that the government suspects the workers of using fraudulent documents.   Rather, they merely indicate that the worker's earnings were not being properly credited, one explanation of which is fraudulent SSNs. This falls short of the “positive information” from the government that was held to provide constructive notice in Mester and New El Rey and held lacking in Collins.   See Collins, 948 F.2d at 554-55.   Without more, the letters did not provide constructive notice of any immigration violations."

-United States Court of Appeals,Ninth Circuit

LUN

Extraneus

It's a damned shame she didn't get on that boat.

Rob Crawford

I'm having a hard time understanding why I should care about the O'Keefe story.

No, don't bother to explain -- I just don't see how this rises to the level of planting explosives to "demonstrate" faulty gas tanks, or purposefully rigging a car's engine to bypass the electronic controls to "demonstrate" runaway acceleration, or trying to pass off Word docs as 1970's era type-written reports.

Clarice

Yes, E Jones--it says so write on the no match letters which warn of legal consequences of doing anything to an employee because of the no match.


TM, this is probably your funniest post evah..I wish I'd been at the movie with you guys..well, I mean sitting near enough by to watch as you realized what the movie was about.


Anyway, O'Keefe's premise as wrong. The media is really looking for stuff on Palin and conservative gays..not randy heterosexual muckrakers.

Neo

Definitely a Don Segretti wannabee

Danube of Thought

O'Keefe needs a new line of work.

Danube of Thought

I take it that the 9th Circuit case excerpted by EJ blows Gloia Allred's garage door off.

Rick Ballard

I've been anticipating a piece on how a sweep by the Sox this weekend will toughen up the Yankees for the playoffs.

Extraneus

Tsk, tsk. That Jon Stewart clip is pretty good.

We came, we saw, we suck.

Clarice

I meant RIght on the no match letters.

Read CP on Sunday--I show hoe employers are by law at the mercy of aliens who lie about their status.

Danube of Thought

At least TM doesn't ever have to fear the prospect of watching a meltdown like the one undergone by the Padres over the past month. And the Chargers are starting as they always have under Norv Turner: unprepared, and losing to teams they should beat.

Extraneus

Ho employers? Sweet!

daddy the "Extremist"

Too many Guinness's to figure out the nuances on this one.

Malicious Moderate

NEW YORK POST VS PALDINO;

WILL RUPERT MURDOCH TAKE OUT THE TEA-BAGGERS?

IS IT ENOUGH FOR REPUBLICANS TO BE JUST ANGRY? DON'T THE TEA-BAGGERS NEED SOME
CREDIBILITY?

OR IS ANGER ENOUGH? ASK MEG WHITMAN, O'DONNELL AND THAT CRAZY BITCH RUNNING AGAINST HARRY REID. REID WAS BEATABLE UNTIL THE TEA BAGGERS GOT THEIR CANDIDATE.

YOU NEW WHIGS ARE LAUGHABLE FRAUDS.

narciso

For the life of me, I don't get it, she seems to be one of the good folks at CNN, as much
as that is not an oxymoron, in the LUN

Stephanie

Info on the Atlanta meetup at LUN...

If I don't have your email please contact me at StephanieGAATL at yahoo dot com so I can forward additional info.

PD

A strange crime at Bob Evans.

However, the mystery of "why?" is solved by the first commenter, who invokes Rev. Al.

Malicious Moderate

FRAUDULENCE=TEA BAG IDEOLOGY

SHADENFREUDIST

DO YOU HAVE ANY, I MEAN, A-N-Y SHAME?

Rick Ballard

Tranquilizer dart gun and net time.

SHADENFREUDIST

"Tranquilizer dart gun and net time."

The Frankenstein you created has escaped the Castle and I don't think a net is going to do it, Marmalard.

Captain Hate

he Chargers are starting as they always have under Norv Turner: unprepared, and losing to teams they should beat.

That is a trend under Norval: Dig yourself an early hole (two seasons ago assisted by the zebras botching crucial calls) and then climb your way out of it only to be so dragging/banged up at the end to make your playoff experience unsatisfying.

The semantic idiot's meds are less efficacious than usual under Bammycare.

PD

Not sure why we'd bother to listen to someone who can't even figure out how to turn off the caps lock. Maybe it's one of Shakespeare's monkeys?

Extraneus

In case anyone hasn't seen the news on Reverend Al...

IRS Files $500k Tax Lien Against Al Sharpton

Zookeeper Zed

Please don't feed the "clever" trolls. They will be posting big time over the next 32 days. They realize the end is near.

However, feel free, when they comment, to savor their impending demise. Every time they post, an angel gets its wings.

Danube of Thought

Sharpton is one of the greatest frauds yet unhung. I hope this thing messes up his life for a while.

Stephanie

((Sharpton is ... unhung.))

Ahhh... an over-compensator. Explains much.

Rick Ballard

I'm rather curious as to why the IRS is acting now on Sharpton. It can't be a "nobody is above the law" bid. Not with Geithner, Rangel and Waters walking around free.

Rick Ballard

I'm rather curious as to why the IRS is acting now on Sharpton. It can't be a "nobody is above the law" bid. Not with Geithner, Rangel and Waters walking around free.

SHADENFREUDIST

'ZED', is dead

SHADENFREUDIST

"They will be posting big time over the next 32 days."

Indeed we shall. We wouldn't want to miss the action on such a productive blood-sport.

peter

amusing LUN Mark Levin with Allred as call in guest

Thomas Collins

I long for the good old days, when trolls were trolls, like TCO, and spam was spam, like interracial dating site posts. The latest trollery is a peculiar mix of marginal facility in the use of pseudo inquisitive rhetoric to undermine classical liberalism with repetition of boring, foul-mouthed insults (when will they figure out that use of "teabaggers" and takeoffs thereon has lost its insult value), and the spam inviting visits to other websites is mind numbingly pedestrian (the least they could do is suggest that a date with Heidi Klum or Brad Pitt (depending on one's, ahem, "preferences") is in the offing for anyone visiting the spammer's webite).

 Ann

I heard this in the car and chuckled all the way home:

Gloria Allred Joins Mark for a Little Conversation

I want to know how much money changed hands for Gloria to take up this lame suit for "travel expenses" not paid to an illegal alien who was paid $22.00/hr vs. the minimum wage.

SHADENFREUDIST

I TOUCHED MY TEE-TEE.

Extraneus

Check out Drudge's headline.

SHADENFREUDIST

"when will they figure out that use of "teabaggers" and takeoffs thereon has lost its insult value"

It's an insult? What happened to the pride you once felt?

Thomas Collins

Speaking of Heidi Klum, Vikki's Secrets will never be the same again now that Heidi is hanging up her Vikki's garments for the last time. See LUN.

Get it straight.

Zed's dead, Baby.
=========

SHADENFREUDIST

And what is it with these 'classical liberals' like Jeff Goldbrick? When you take the tea-bag party and meld it with
these 'classical liberals' you get Tea-Bag Heaven, but it's not liberal.

Liberal-Generous, open.

Conservative-stingy, closed.

Y'all should claim the mantle---

Army of Scrooges

Rob Crawford

And what is it with these 'classical liberals' like Jeff Goldbrick?

Hi, 'cleo! You're still a worthless coward!

Extraneus

You can already hear the sniffles. (Remember PETS?)

Speaking of which, I'm looking forward to getting back to that Britannica site on 11/3. I have that one bookmarked.

SHADENFREUDIST

"You're still a worthless coward!"

Praise from Caesar.

 Ann

Oops, sorry peter.

It was delicious listening to Levin tear the wings off Allred wasn't it?

Clarice


"Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said.
A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.
Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild."


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1315964/One-extinct-animals-turn-again.html#ixzz114AZ4pvr>They're Just Pinin' for the Fjords

Sue

I think democrats have lost their minds.

SHADENFREUDIST

Are there any shiny objects for y'all?

glasater

PD-

Stealing used oil could be used for--after "cooking it right"--fueling diesel engines.

Porchlight

Septic always shows up off meds when things are looking darkest for the Dems. His tears in November will be so, so sweet.

Rob Crawford

His tears in November will be so, so sweet.

Should we inform authorities that he's likely to hurt himself, or just roll the dice?

Rev Al Sharpie

"Obama says people are impatient but "now's not the time to quit...it took time to free the slaves...ultimately we'll make progress."
11 minutes ago
Mark Knoller
White House Correspondent, Radio
CBS News"

Drudge/CBS LUN

Porchlight

Should we inform authorities that he's likely to hurt himself, or just roll the dice?

He'll be all right. His powers of self-delusion are as towering as his intellect is tiny.

hit and run

Rob:
Should we inform authorities that he's likely to hurt himself, or just roll the dice?

"I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness ... I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation"
--stuff Barney Frank said

Rob Crawford

Well, hit, this is one time I agree with Rep. Frank.

Clarice

I'm starting to fear that The won is nearing breakdown time.

bgates

Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild.

Best news progressives have had in months.

Here's one for CH-
Obama, 2008: "I'm LeBron, baby!"

LeBron, 2010: "If you were bothered by the classless way I ditched the state that adored me so I could go work less and party more, you must be a racist."

MarkO

It took time to free the slaves? No shit? For real? Not just the race card, not an entire suit [and you know which one] but the entire deck.

He is the worst ever. Far and away. Ever.

hit and run

And a liar. I think you've mentioned it before.

Captain Hate

Yeah bgates, after 7 years of almost flawlessly crafting an image, in the end LeBron's the son of his drunk whore mother and some random jizzer. Every time he opens his mouth he makes a bigger fool out of himself. Nike's stable isn't loaded with mensas.

Stephanie

Check out the pic and the article on Tiger on Drudge... not to mention the caption.

SHADENFREUDIST

AHH. A COUPLE OF PERCOCET AND VODKA MAKES THE RAGE GO AWAY. A COUPLE MORE AND IT COMES BACK ONLY WORSER THEN BEFORE.

Clarice

More on Stuxnet--from Legal Insurrection:
Now, a Symantec researcher has found a reference in the code to an obscure date in 1979 which just happens to be the date on which the Iranian revolutionaries executed a prominent Iranian Jew. As reported at ThreatPost:
A Symantec researcher filled in more critical details about the Stuxnet worm here, demonstrating the worm's ability to take control of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) by Siemens Inc. and disable machinery connected to them.

Liam O'Murchu of Symantec, speaking at the Virus Bulletin Conference here, provided the first detailed public analysis of the worm's inner workings to an audience of some of the world's top computer virus experts. O'Murchu described a sophisticated and highly targeted virus and demonstrated a proof of concept exploit that showed how the virus could cause machines using infected PLCs to run out of control....

As for suggestions that Israeli intelligence may have authored the virus, O'Murchu noted that researchers had uncovered the reference to an obscure date in the worm's code, May 9, 1979, which, he noted, was the date on which a prominent Iranian Jew, Habib Elghanian, who was executed by the new Islamic government shortly after the revolution.
Here is a portion of the Wikipedia entry on Elghanian:
On May 9, 1979, Elghanian was executed by a firing squad in Tehran sending shock waves through the closely knit Iranian Jewish community. He was the first Jew and one of the first civilians to be executed by the new Islamic government. This prompted the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran which continues to this day.
Was this an Israeli attack with snippets of code manipulated to mock the Iranians, or a false flag operation meant to blame the Israelis?

Somewhere, someplace, someone is laughing. We just don't know who.

Rob Crawford

It took time to free the slaves? No shit? For real? Not just the race card, not an entire suit [and you know which one] but the entire deck.

What a pity for his talking point that it was done by a Republican over the objections of Democrats.

Porchlight

Also on Drudge:

Bob Shrum: Dems will hold House and Senate

Couldn't get the link to load, maybe the site is getting hammered by the Drudge link.

I'll never forget Shrum on Cavuto the Sunday before the 2004 election. He was incensed and sputtering at Jack Welch for saying that the GOP ground game was superior and was going to carry the day. LOL.

Captain Hate

Well if a political genius like Bob Shrum says the donks will stay in power, why even bother with the elections?

Rob Crawford

Now, a Symantec researcher has found a reference in the code to an obscure date in 1979...

I just don't buy the "we found this string in the code, it means 'X'" line. Some of that may be the filtering through the mass media -- I don't trust them to understand what they're told.

But most of it because the human brain is trained to look for patterns, and we all too often find them when they're just not there. Pawing through megs of binary code is a ripe environment for seeing things that really aren't there.

And if anything, clues like this point AWAY from the Israeli government. They'd want plausible deniability. That doesn't mean it didn't come from a non-governmental source, though.

Rev Al Sharpie

Bonus Media: Video of Obama's "it took time to free the slaves"

LUN (RealClearPolitics, 54 second clip)

Note: he also throws something about civil rights and workers organizing.

Clarice

Shhh, Rob, that's like saying the DaVinci code is make believe.Don't ruin the fun.

hit and run

"Let me be the first to call you Mr. President"
--stuff Bob Shrum said . . . to John Kerry on November 2, 2004

jimmyk

it took time to free the slaves...ultimately we'll make progress."

Hmm, what's omitted with the ellipsis there?

"It took time to free the slaves, and there were, what, only 4 million? So you have to expect that it will take us some time to enslave 300 million. But ultimately we'll make progress."

Clarice

hit, you are so brutal to tht nice Mr Shrum He made a good living for years, writing "I'm going to fight for you.." for a variety of candidates all of whom went on to lose.

Rob Crawford

Clarice, I spent two of the last three weeks trying to figure out how to speak over the network to a piece of hardware. The manufacturer refuses to release the specifications, and all I've got to go on is some incomplete code and dumps of the traffic between the vendor's tools and the hardware.

All I can swear to is how the first 18 bytes of each packet is structured.

I'm hoping we can strong arm the vendor into opening things up.

cathyf

Probably an urban legend, told to me by a computer prof many moons ago:

A certain assembly-language code was written by a programmer who was fired for not putting adequate documentation in his code, and a poor slob hired to take over maintenance. This was about 10,000 lines of assembler, and there was only one comment in the whole thing. The line of code and comment:

jmp 1827 ; LVBRIP
The poor slob became obsessed with the comment, sure that if he could just figure out what it meant, then the whole 10,000 lines of incomprehensible spaghetti would become totally clear. He worked day and night for months.

Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827.

Jim Ryan

OBAMA: HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO SAY BECAUSE-

EMMANUEL: B...

OBAMA: -GOT NOTHIN'. NOTHIN'! YOU AND CHRISTINE SAID THE STIMULUS WOULD WORK AND NOW I GOT NOTHIN' BUT TIRED,

EMMANUEL: B, please...

OBAMA: OLD, GODDAM MLK SPEECHIFYING LEFT! WHAT THE HELL ELSE I GOT, RAHM? YOU AND GODDAM-

EMMANUEL: B, I've got something to tell you...

OBAMA: AXELROD DON'T EVEN REPLY TO MY EMAILS NOW. I'M LEFT OUT THERE WITH NOTHIN'! NOTHIN'!

EMMANUEL: Come on, B. Look, Nancy's got Cap and Trade during the lame duck and you can grease a couple of terrorists with a drone. Anyway, I really came here with a little announcement....

Clarice

tell him you'll send over this neat program that just came over the transom something about Esther and Haman and Xerxes.

Rob Crawford

Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827.

I almost put a Monty Python reference into some code today. I resisted.

Sue

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/politics/093010palin-grayson-engage-in-war-of-words>Twitter War

It seems Palin and Grayson are in a war of words. And Grayson seems to think this catchy comeback is a good one...

Grayson has since responded calling Sarah a half-baked Alaskan, and said she was targeting him like she was shooting a moose from her helicopter.

Does this mean Grayson thinks he's a moose?

Rick Ballard

I wonder how we could entice Typhoid Obama to visit California, Nevada and Washington in the next couple of weeks? I know he's already agreed to administer the coup de grace to Bennet in Colorado and O'Malley in Maryland but he has time to finish off a few more before November 2nd. A little time in Connecticut and New York would be nice as well, although I believe McMahon will finish off Blumenthal as soon as she corners him and smacks his head on a ring post a few more times.

Cleo

I MEAN DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE US? LOOK:

“Now’s not the time to quit…it took time to free the slaves…ultimately we’ll make progress.”

“I need you to be fired up.”

“There better not be an enthusiasm gap, people.”

You'd have a rage disorder, too.

Clarice

Well, he says he needs a break, Rick. All that hard work vacationing and a;;.

Porchlight

Isn't Michelle heading out to CA and NV? Or did that happen and I missed it.

I actually wouldn't be surprised to see her little GOTV tour cancelled altogether. No one can pretend they want her at this point.

Rick Ballard

Porchlight,

Sean Trende does the math. 78 seats would be slightly closer to your call than to mine. His analysis comports with the Sabato statistical evaluation of the generic.

Porchlight

Thanks for the update, Rick. Trende says Gallup is finally moving to a likely voter screen next week. Should be interesting.

I'm sticking with 80 in the House; I might have to downsize to 10 in the Senate. I don't want to tempt fate any more than I already have. Jack Aubrey wouldn't like it (knock wood).

Stephanie

"Some pasta. I can use it."

LOLPREZ...

Lazy Old Lolligagger

LUN

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

Grayson has since responded calling Sarah a half-baked Alaskan, and said she was targeting him like she was shooting a moose from her helicopter fish in a barrel.

FIFY

Stephanie

President Obama is a man of unusual vanity and self-regard.

When a powerful man like this is successful, it can make him impossible to live with. When a powerful man like this is failing, he can become dangerous.

The president is showing mental and political habits that are disquieting.

Things Peter Wehner said today in the LUN.

matt

Was he wearing a cheap porn star moustache as well? That is the kicker.....

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

"When a powerful man like this is failing, he can become dangerous."

Time to push the jug-eared commie bastard over the edge.

Clarice

I think Wehner's right. I've been saying he's losing it for weeks now.With Axelrod and Rahm out the door and MO as crazy as he is, our back up is Biden?

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jimmyk

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Followed by Pelosi.

Rick Ballard

Bill,

He may be rubber room ready right now, as Clarice suggests. Biden has to agree to the certification and there would be a problem if MO did not sign off as well. I still believe that his 'they talk to me like a dog' was a reference to the 'inner circle jerk' of advisers. They've been telling him to get his lazy ass to work ever since they rammed the health care fiasco through.

He has no idea how to go to work and he's really too damned dumb to do much even if he tried.

Lucy Skywalker calls it 'florid psychosis'.

Roiling the sceptic blogosphere today is a little 5 minute video put out by Greenpeace, the Guardian, and a sick little outfit called 10:10 featuring sceptical schoolchildren being blown up. L!ink U!nder N!ame for viewing at Watts Up.
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jimmyk

Talk about lunatics running the asylum--I'm trying to picture Biden certifying someone as unfit for office.

And has there ever been a threesome--Obama, Biden, Pelosi--as ridiculous as the current line of succession? Larry, Moe, and Curly would be preferable.

Neo
After two years of right-wing rule, in which he has followed in the footsteps of his Republican predecessor, bailing out Wall Street, escalating the war in Afghanistan, and intensifying the onslaught on democratic rights at home, Obama sought to revive the tired and vacuous slogans of “hope” and “change” that he employed in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Stephanie

Don't make a damn move to remove him til after the new congress takes office.

New speaker of the house named then Obama removed, Biden simultaneously impeached for keeping the info from the congress and the new speaker of the house is sworn in as president.

Neo

No Pressure

RichatUF

jimmyk-

Kirk, Spock, and Scottie? I'm guessing Obama's charm offensive isn't working out quite as planned.

And above, I think it was on this thread, the slavery bit was in his prepared remarks at Wisconsin:

In every instance, progress took time. In every instance, progress took sacrifice. Progress took faith. You know, the slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs, they weren’t sure when slavery would end but they understood it was going to end. When women were out there marching for the right to vote, they weren’t sure when it was going to happen but they kept on going. (Applause.) When workers were organizing for the right to organize and were being intimidated, they weren’t sure when change was going to come but they knew it was going to come. And I am telling you, Wisconsin, we are bringing about change and progress is going to come -- but you’ve got to stick with me. You can’t lose heart. (Applause.) Change is going to come. (Applause.) Change is going to come for this generation -- if we work for it, if we fight for it, if we believe in it. The biggest mistake we could make right now is to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. That is how the other side wins. And I want everybody to be clear, make no mistake: If the other side does win, they will spend the next two years fighting for the very same policies that led to this recession in the first place. The same policies that left the middle class behind for more than a decade. The same policies that we fought so hard for to change in 2008.

If he's using it again, Obama's political staff was probably focusing grouping and polling the speech.

 Ann

Kim:

I saw that on twitter and still can't believe it.

O…M…G – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath

It also reminded me of that sick polar bear commercial Polar Bears 9/11

I just hope the DHS has the global warming militias on their radar.

Janet

Oh my goodness Kim...that 10:10 film is horrific. If we won't participate, they will kill us.

bunkerbuster

What's funnier, that wingnuts actually believe Reagan won the Cold War, or that Glenn Beck and his lizard-brained fans are too dumb and/or too spun to get how calling the president a commie means they think we've actually lost the Cold War?

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