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October 15, 2010

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Clarice

When the going gets tough, the weak speak guff.

Abadman

Anyone bitterly clinging to the notion of slavery as an original sin is never going to improve race relations

NK

What an 'effin idiot. This SOB isn't worthy to be a middle school social studies teachers much less POTUS. Disgraceful.

Stunned Again

Obama -- how dare he blame us for the racism in our nation that he and his wife have stoked and cherished?

jimmyk

Yikes, I wonder if that was on TOTUS or did he go off script?

narciso

Speaking of bitter clingers, can that not be
nature of this analysis, in the LUN

Extraneus

Just think of all the times people sat on the edges of their chairs to hear this fool speak about such things in his non-Negro dialect.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I bet he was a bomb on MTV.

Extraneus

Did we really lose MayBee?

:-(

matt

say it ain't so, ext....

Janet...off the couch & sportin Tea Party chic

A Happy Birthday shout out to Matt!

Two days after the first annual National Fossil Day....Hmmmmmmmm....coincidence? I think not!

centralcal

Happy Birthday, Matt!

bandit

The racebaiter-in-chief

narciso

Happy birthday, Matt

rse

Happy Birthday Matt!

Extraneus

HB, Matt. May Obama find your blog and attack you mercilessly.

Melinda Romanoff

Happy Birthday, matt!

Ex-

What do you know, and when did you know it?

peter

Matt felicitous natal anniversary!

Danube of Thought

For your birthday present, Matt, let me inform you of a lusty minus 19 at Raz, nicely complemented by a 43/56 overall. Have a good one.

Old Lurker

HB Matt!

Was Peter saying something dirty at 9:09?

hit and run

Happy Birthday Matt!

(though selfishly I liked it better when I was the only one with The List. Or at least I wish I could have been recompensed for its distribution)

Clarice

HB,Matt!

narciso

Seriously, what is wrong with these people, in the LUN

Captain Hate

Happy birthday, Matt; another youngster I'm sure. As a semi-educated guess to Peter's question, that phrase sounds like something the idiots at ESPN, and specifically Chris Berman, would come up with.

MarkO

Party on, Matt.

Obama mentions tribes and his Mrs. worries over spirits around her. You can't make this up.

Captain Hate

Narc, the comments from the posters at AoS (specifically the people that don't need an exorcism at the mention of Christine O'Donnell) indicated that neither of them came off as impressive or particularly articulate, but Angle came off either more positively or less negatively than Reid's pathetic performance. Assuming that's responsive to your comment....

narciso

No, that LUN was supposed to be the glacier hugging suits, that prove that Darwin was wrong, it's off Malkin's site

Extraneus

The Nevada papers seem to think Angle won. Drudge has links.

Captain Hate

Ahhhhhh; I've LUNned the link in case anybody thinks that "glacier hugging suits" is an indication that Muffer Stalin-Rodham has added another growth ring.

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday Matt!

I think Ext was refering to Maybee's threat to never post here again if macphisto's comment was not scrubbed.

FeFe

Tribal like all conflict in Africa?
Tribal like the "civil war" in Iraq?
Tribal like the war lords of Afghanistan?
Tribal like Sunni vs. Shia muslims?
Tribal like Kashmir?
Tribal like Tibet?
http://www.balkanalysis.com/kosovo/2010/10/12/an-insider%E2%80%99s-view-of-recent-affairs-in-kosovo-interview-with-gerard-gallucci/>Tribal like Bosnia and now Kosovo?

One begins to to wonder if Obama's Secretary of State no longer believes It Takes A Village but a tribal elder. Hence, talks with the taliban and the new White House enemies list of American citizens.

Obama's Dreams From My Father may indeed be post-racial in these cases for black vs. white but...

    ... But Lee Kuan Yew, who was its leader from 1965 to 1990, is not so optimistic. He explains that it is due to that diversity that he didn't introduce democracy in Singapore - as its main effect would be http://nation-building.blogspot.com/2010/09/case-of-singapore.html#links>ethnic parties.

    Singapore is 75% Chinese, but the Chinese are divided in dialects.

    >>>The kind of open political combat they demand would inevitably open the door to race-based politics, he said, and “our society will be ripped apart.”

Did my president just call Affirmative Action racist?

glasater

HB Matt!

Am at the OR coast and will track down a dungeness crab leg to eat in your honor:)

narciso

This can't possibly go wrong, right, in the LUN

Danube of Thought

Scanning the aggregators this morning I couldn't find a single item that didn't suggest that Angle won. Even the guy in the New Republic.

Porchlight

Happy Birthday, matt!

OT, I know we already had a thread on it, but there is so much more to discuss in the NYT mag interview with Barry. I just saw this highlighted at HotAir:

Yet even if the White House saw it coming, this is an administration that feels shellshocked. Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them. They talk about whether it is time to move on.

Who was it that advised Obama in 2008 to enjoy the transition period, because it was the best part of the Presidency? Might have been Kristol or Podhoretz or Peter Wehner, I can't remember.

RichatUF

Matt-

Happy Birthday. Good write up, and additional information can be found in "The Big Picture". A French film would be heavily subsidized by France and the EU. I'm unsurprised the the NYT would get weepy eyed. FWIW, Carlos was cooling his heels in Khartoum with bin Laden before the Sudanese sold him out (and he was one of the hijackers during the Dawson Field attact).

Porchlight

I couldn't find a single item that didn't suggest that Angle won.

Same here. It seems to be the consensus.

Danube of Thought

Here's the guy in the Vegas Review-Journal.

Porchlight

Might have been Kristol or Podhoretz or Peter Wehner

Just looked it up - it was George Friedman at STRATFOR. Last line of the article.

Threadkiller


--"glacier hugging suits"--

CH, is there an intellectual property rights attorney here!?!?

This looks remarkable similar to my "hug a liberal and suffocate them suit."

It was designed so you don’t have to touch them. The unique twist is the suit will double as a body carbon storage bag after they are no longer emitting.

RichatUF

Bernanke's speech this morning.

Threadkiller

remarkable remarkably

Danube of Thought

And here's the guy in The New Republic, sounding like somebody just shot his dog.

Jim Ryan

More dialectical materialism from Zero. The bleatings and moans of the benighted class may be explained away by the expert as merely the nonrational effects of economic forces.

At the core of Marxism is the idea that all anti-communist points of view may be dismissed out of hand as the nonrational result of economic structures. There is really nothing else of any importance to Marxism.

Marxism is not just a political theory. It is also a behavior; a Marxist is as a Marxist does. If you dismiss arguments for liberty and small government merely by appeal to economic forces which you imagine to have caused those arguments to be made, then you are engaging in Marxist behavior. If you do this frequently, you are a Marxist.

Many Democrats are so deeply steeped in Marxism that they cannot think without it. The mind long-hamstrung in this way is permanently crippled. Think of adolescents with their critical thinking abilities stolen from them by Marxist educators: minds ruined.

Threadkiller

DoT, The New Republic story is great.

daddy

Matt,

Don't know if it's in honor of your Birthday, but if so, those wacky French Protestors have ">http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE69E1AN20101015"> severed the fuel lines leading to the Nations Airports.

Flights are being cancelled and now the truckers are set to join the students and the fuelers and the waitresses and the cooks and the dog catchers and whoever else in France protests about something or other, but since I can't figure out what I'll just hope it's in celebration of your Birthday. Will be there in a couple days and will try to find out.

Regardless, will hoist one in your honor. Viva la Matt!

Clarice

Rick--your credentialed mrons theme is catching on..From Insty:

"CLARENCE PAGE: WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT ELITES? The problem we have is that our “elites” — a reader keeps telling me that “gentry” is a better term, and he’s right — aren’t really elite. That is, they’re not actually especially smart or well-educated or competent. They’re just credentialed. That’s not the sort of elitism that commands respect, which is why it’s not getting so much anymore, as people catch on."

Clarice

You gonna fuel up with foie gras, daddy?

Porchlight

American liberals' faith in credentialism is as hard to shake as their faith in scientism. It is hardwired. It's what (they believe) separates them from the rubes, and separation from the rubes is their greatest goal in life.

daddy

Just read DoT's New Republic link wherein the reviewer, obviously a bummed Harry Reid fan, says in closing:

"Anyway, the biggest problem wasn’t that Harry Reid is a bad debater, though that he clearly is. The trouble was that Reid faced an opponent of far stronger beliefs and far fewer scruples."

Right...Harry Reid. Man of scruples. That's how I'm sure we've always thought of Harry Reid. Tells the truth. Doesn't Lie. Scrupulous to a fault. Here's my favorite Harry once again, scrupulously telling us ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mRSI8yWwg"> Paying Income Taxes In America is Voluntary.

Captain Hate

Dear God in heaven that NR article is outstanding. I particularly liked this comment How is it that of the 72 million registered democrats in this nation, chicken***t Harry Reid managed to snag one of their three most important spots?

It takes a party that can be put in the hands of a self-medicating lunatic like Yeeeaaarrrgh to entrust a position of responsibility to a disgusting creep like Reid who looks like he smells bad and sounds like a NAMBLA member. His appearances on Sunday chat shows early in his Senate career were early WTF moments that should've sent red flags rising throughout the donk hierarchy to get that mutant a primary challenger ASAP.

daddy

Clarice,

May have to rely on JiB's Chile Cook Off Winning Recipe for gas:)

Bye bye.

Threadkiller

Credentialed Morons = Identity Liberals

Please, take care.  Too much is riding with you.

daddy, it's about the retirement age being pushed from 60 to 62. I got a hint last night to watch the French this weekend.
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Captain Hate

Wow, if you're starting to lose people like Clarence Page....

Dave (in MA)

Lisa M. campaign http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/124199-murkowski-backers-worry-about-write-in-spoiler>worried that opponents will come up with another Lisa M. to run a write-in campaign.

Rob Crawford

At the core of Marxism is the idea that all anti-communist points of view may be dismissed out of hand as the nonrational result of economic structures. There is really nothing else of any importance to Marxism.

Marxism is not just a political theory. It is also a behavior; a Marxist is as a Marxist does.

So you're saying they're like Muslims?

Neo
"The tax cuts need to be made permanent," Angle told Reid. And with voting for over 300 tax increases, senator, we can't trust you with taxes. Not only that, you came from Searchlight [Reid's hometown] to the Senate with very little. Now you're one of the richest men in the U.S. Senate. Now on behalf of Nevada taxpayers, I would like to know, we would like to know, how did you become so wealthy on a government payroll?" she asked.

Reid shot back, "That's really kind of a low blow. I think most everyone knows, I was a very successful lawyer. I did a very good job of investing. I have been on a very fixed income since I came to Washington. I've lived off of what I made in the private sector.


Herbert and Marion Sandler, founders of Golden West Financial (GDW), invested well. Selling it to Wachovia for $24 billion dollars in 2006. The fact that it lead to Wahovia failing in 2008 .. no matter, I guess.

Since when has any Democrat held back on a question of how somebody got their wealth ?

narciso

I think the fact that's he's right out of 'There will be Blood' is the tipoff,

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Happy happy Birthday Matt!

~~And many more....

Rob Crawford

daddy -- liberal self-protection myth #3 is "anyone opposed to me is an ideologue, a radical, an unscrupulous, corrupt, and evil person". They're just deploying that in defense of their egos.

Jim Ryan

Cap'n, Clarence's article defends elitism. Zero will never, ever lose Clarence.

Rob Crawford

Neo -- Reid's line about doing a good job investing should be read in light of the revelation that the insider-trading laws do not apply to members of Congress and their staff.

Porchlight

Lisa M. campaign worried that opponents will come up with another Lisa M. to run a write-in campaign.

So Elitesa is worried about a potential write-in candidate spoiling her chances, huh? Wow, cry me a freaking river.

Jim Ryan

Rob, yes, except the one uses the more efficient gulags, whereas the other sticks with the beheadings.

hit and run

Did you see the part where Reid says he and Petraeus are best buds and were in agreement on http://thevimh.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-harry-reid-supports.html>the surge?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

This is my favorite line in the debate coverage:

Excellent, with the greatest financial collapse of the past seven decades, we’ve got Byron and Heather looking into it. Check that one off. And maybe, with all the progress on that Fed audit since 1987, we’ll get there by 2030.

The only thing I am worried about now is if we have peaked too soon. I really hope not.

BTW Sean Bielat also cleaned Barney Frank's clock last night.

Mark Folkestad

Off topic, but if ignatz and others interested in off-grid power, as a practical thing, not obeisance to greenie gods, are reading this thread, then I would recommend going to www.absak.com and look in the suggested design schematics and topic library. These are Alaska folks interested in real world solutions, not ideological flacks.

narciso

Can't forget his attaboy to Scalia, he's more
transparent than a Macy's display, btw, Ras has O'Donnell down 11

DrJ

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Sue

Narc,

11? How could that be? She was down 20 yesterday. And it is only a coincidence that Obama is headed there.

Go, Texas Rangers!!!!!!

matt

thank you all so very much, not that I like to be reminded anymore. But it's better than the alternative.

I would suggest that I invited Dear Leader out here to California for a wine summit. We can discuss Cambridge police tactics and the writings of Louis Gates; Reverend Wright; the politics of the personal, and Chicago style election tactics and strategy.

I would counsel him to form a kinder, gentler vision for his interactions with his disputants. And maybe not to just plain bullshit people so much.

Porchlight

She was down 20 yesterday. And it is only a coincidence that Obama is headed there.

It will be single digits very soon.

Sue

Happy birthday, Matt!

Go Rangers!

Extraneus

I'll have to remember to stop at TNR for their reader comments on Nov. 3. Think I'll take the day off, in fact. I have a number of places to visit.

Sue

Porch,

I hope so.

Go Rangers!

Captain Hate

Narc & Rob, have you noticed that Ace is getting hammered for being an eeyore douche in the comments to the Angle/Reed newspaper verdict thread?

Danube of Thought

Unfortunately, Raz has Jerry Brown up six now, but Fiorina is within three. If we only get one of those races, I would strongly prefer the latter.

Rob Crawford

Notice it, CH? I thought I was contributing to it!

Captain Hate

Good on ya, Rob; I was reacting to the first few comments but saw that you subsequently weighed in. I swear if Christine O'Donnell wins I'm ramming my cyber-foot up his ass. It might get me banned but my work will have been done.

centralcal

Wow - the prosecutors in the Geert Wilder case have asked for a full aquittal! Guess Dutch law says the trial has to go forward to the finish, but that it will be impossible to convict him anything now.

Ignatz

--Wow - the prosecutors in the Geert Wilder case have asked for a full aquittal!--

That would seem to raise the question, to put it mildly, why they brought a case against him in the first place.

Ranger

I have a feeling the Connecticut senate race may tighten up in the next few days:

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/15/obamacare-bending-the-cost-curve-upward-47-in-ct/>ObamaCare bending the cost curve upward 47% in CT

The state’s largest insurer has been approved to raise health premium rates by 41 percent to 47 percent for some of its policies sold to individual buyers, in the largest price hikes yet seen in Connecticut since the adoption of national health care reform.

For all of its individual market plans, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has received approval to raise rates by at least 19 percent — including a range of 30 percent to 44 percent for the brand of plans in the individual market that was most popular in 2009, Century Preferred.

hit and run

ObamaCare bending the cost curve upward 47% in CT

The arc of ObamaCare is crooked, but it bends toward higher prices.
--stuff Martin Luther King Jr. (almost) said

rse

Robert Spencer has raised the important point that the prosecutors have tried to assert that truth is not a defense. That if a write or speaker should know something will likely have an inflammatory effect, they should be liable for proceeding.

Sounds much like speech codes on US college campuses.

Ranger

Over at The Corner, someone pointed out that the prosecuters were forced to bring the case because they had refused to file charges on their own, and were ordered by the court to file charges anyway. Basicially, the trial is the prosecutors explaining to the court why they they didn't want to file charges in the first place.

Ignatz

Thanks for the explanation Ranger.

jimmyk

prosecutors have tried to assert that truth is not a defense. That if a write or speaker should know something will likely have an inflammatory effect, they should be liable for proceeding.

Kind of like Bill O'Reilly uttering the obvious truth that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" and giving Joy and Whoopie the vapors.

Danube of Thought

Every legal system, including our own, is chock full of inanities.

Clarice

pagar, re the VFW story, I am unable to get a response from Boxer's office, but you might be interested in this:
http://bigpeace.com/bpatterson/2010/10/15/treason-in-america-move-over-hanoi-jane-meet-baghdad-barbara-weasel-waxman-and-jihad-jodie/>Waxman letter for Code Pink

Army of Davids

A common Democrat talking point on ObamaCare is that they promise health insurers will not be able to deny coverage (come 2014)

Like promises of transparency.

Like promises of deficit neutrality.

Like promises of the bill "creating" jobs.

Be skeptical of this claim.

Joe Leiberman "the Senator from Aetna", Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln were owned by a few healthcare companies who called the final shots in the Senate bill (the final bill).

There is a reason Howard Dean is so pissed about this.

It will not go like (Patty Murray) Democrats are claiming.

Boatbuilder

Ranger--that 47% increase article was at the top of the front page of Today's Hartford Courant. I was stunned. Then I realized that the editors, who are truly clueless libs, probably thought that it supports their view of the insurance companies as rapacious criminals.

I think most of their ever diminishing (but still large and significant by Connecticut standards) circle of readers, think otherwise. I think you are absolutely right that the polls will show the race tightening considerably.

Boatbuilder

I should add a qualification. Not all are clueless; there are some very sharp grownups at the top who are tied in to the insurers, Lieberman, and UTC, but generally let the clueless libs have their way with the day-to-day stuff. I suspect that the placement of the article was a consensus decision.

caro

UTC = United Technologies

cathyf
A common Democrat talking point on ObamaCare is that they promise health insurers will not be able to deny coverage
Absolutely true -- as far as it goes. Let's complete the thought: A common Democrat talking point on ObamaCare is that they promise health insurers will not be able to deny coverage...

...to any people without denying coverage to all people. So they will deny coverage to all people. They will shut down their insurance operations (a small corner of what they do) in order to focus upon working with the government to deny all of us health care.

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