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October 29, 2010

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JM Hanes

You know, I just don't see how Jon Stewart's brand of humor can possibly work with a huge crowd on the Mall (assuming a huge crowd actually shows up). OTOH, it's not like he can afford to take himself too seriously. Maybe the Daily Show has figured out something on the dueling rallies theme, or signed up some big name performers who are used to playing big outdoor crowds, but I can only imagine the day devolving into silliness or boredom.

narciso

I liked the Iowahawk take on it better,

Barry

Clarice, thanks. I knew that she was sick from a couple years ago I guess. I'm sure she is missed greatly.

I am well and busy. I spend about half the time out of country now, but business is good in Asia at the moment.

JM Haynes Your comment strikes home with me. I often think of people on line as friends even though we never meet in person.

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

uh oh - daddy's little trick in Alaska has Sarah attention. She tweets:
"Lisa, are you going to shut down my facebook page for writing this?"

Sarah's page will leave a mark.

...The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air.

JM Hanes

Ann:

I loved that moment on the Daily Show too. At the very, very, very top of my list though was, "Yes we can, but...." He was so busted.

RichatUF

Mel-

AQ tried both methods in the late 1990's both here and abroad. They tested a parcel bomb plan (iirc the Chicago area was one of the targets) and an airline plot involved toys converted to bombs disguised as birthday presents, which was disrupted by a defector (South African AQ member I think).

hit and run

Bill in AZ quoting Palin:
So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Remember -- as Daddy or narciso can better inform you -- there is no more vicious and prominent opponent to Palin in Alaska than Dan Fagan.

matt

Mel;

Funny you mention Mr. Blake. My uncle Al was his car service driver for a number of years back in the late 60's and early 70's, and I pestered him to introduce me to Mr. Blake. So one day, my uncle called me up and told me to be on a corner in Brooklyn at a certain time, and so I was.

We drove perhaps 20 minutes, and came up to a classic Brooklyn brownstone, and went up the stairs. Mrs. Blake opened the door, maybe 90 years old. At the time Mr. Blake was maybe 92 or so. They were two of the most gracious old people I've met.

They insisted on tea and cookies, and we talked a while, and then Mr. Blake went over to a beautiful old upright piano and began to play, bits and pieces and a few threads. And then he played for maybe 15 or 20 minutes before he got tired. We laughed and I looked at my uncle like a god of joy. Uncle Al was like that.

Afterwards, we could see they were a bit tired, so we made our good byes and left. I think they enjoyed the visit as much as we enjoyed being there. Back then, not a lot of people got ragtime anymore. He had the longest fingers I had ever seen. I was a very lucky, and probably undeserving kid.

And that is what makes this country special, as far as I'm concerned. Places like Brooklyn, where multiculturalism means not getting your head banged in too badly with the turf wars between teen aged goofballs from various neighborhoods and ethnicities.From the mooks of Bensonhurst to Bed Stuy, it was different. You learned the life lessons and gold was where you found it.

caro

Thanks for posting the list of our women candidates all in one place,JR.I see Janet Peckenpaugh is running for the house in CT.She was an anchor on local network news in Hartford when I lived there several years ago.

narciso

She points that out earlier in the post, but if principles mean anything they must be obeyed, doesn't Ben Stein, seem like a blithering idiot now, after that stupid column in the Dispatch

RichatUF

JM Hanes-

I'm sure Viacom, owner of Comedy Central, will have plenty of C-list stars they can ship out for the festivities. Maybe a poetry slam and some interperative dance?

Another fine log on the fire of anger.

Stifle Fagan? Why, that's un-American.
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daddy

Again way behind.

At the Radio Studio the gal behind the counter didn't know much but basically said she could not say anything about the Fagan matter. She probably didn't. When I went in yesterday with the paper for Fagan to Register she did not even have the radio show on, and when I asked she said it was too much conflict for her so she just listened to music. Nobody else was available.

The only option was to listen to The Glen Biegel Show on rival station KBYR700 at 4 PM. I did. Glen said he had 2 sources saying it was a Lawyer from the Muck campaign calling in, but that did not jibe with what started coming in from Channel 2 radio news.

By Glen's ">http://www.kbyr.com/page.php?page_id=47682"> second hour of todays podcast, more facts were coming in. Toward the last 30 minutes, after putting out a call to the Murcowskk Campaign for info, he received a call on that designated line from John Tracy. Tracy, a Non-Lawyer, is a former Journalist for Channel 2 and used to work with Dan Fagan at Channel 2. They are politically opposites. Tracy's company is currently under contract to the Murcowskee Campaign. If you listen to the podcast you will hear Tracy saying that he heard Dan's show and he thought it was over the top. He says he thought it was not illegal but that it was electioneering and inappropriate for a Radio Talk Show Host. In particular he said that Dan at one point said let's have a contest and whoever gets registered as a Write-In who has a name closest to Lisa Murckowskee will get a Station coffee mug or a free ticket to Hawaii for a vacation. True. Tracy said that this was inappropriate and then left the false impression that this went on for 2 hours yesterday. Tracy said hearing this that he first called the Murcowskee Campaign and notified them of the situation. He said they did not give him any instructions at all, anddid not pay him to call Fagan's boss. After that call to the Murk Campaign he then called Fagan's boss, and after saying what he felt, then Fagan's boss obviously made the decision to suspend Fagan for today's show.

Decent discussion between Tracy and the Host Biegel for 5-10 minutes, then Fagan calls in, and then those 2 go at each other. Fagan asks did you really think I was seriously offering a free trip to Hawaii? Ultimately Tracy sort of acknowledges "Yes" after which Fagan calls him a Liar. Fagan very hot, admits to some of Tracy's charges, but says that he now believes that Tracy said to Fagan's boss 'that he was running this thing like a contest for 2 hours' which is false, and that that is what probably got him suspended. Tracy also said that he did not want Fagan doing the same thing today, but that is disingenuous since today was too late to register for the Write In campaign and therefore Fagan could not do it on today's show, so either Tracy was simply ignorant on that point (which I doubt), or instead he was expecting the listeners to not catch that point. I caught it immediately but no one challenged him on it. Oh well. Anyhow, Fagan got suspended from doing todays show, at least partly so that he could not do what was chronologically impossible to do.

if you want to hear the discussion, it is toward the end of hour 2. Interestingly in Hour 1 the lead off was Joe Miller with his comments on this, then followed by the guy running as Governor Parnell's Lt Governor, Mead Treadwell. Treadwell hemmed and hawed about whether a Write-In list should be available inside a Polling place, and in my view, and in the view of at least 1 caller, damaged his own credibility by simply saying lets just sit around and let the courts hammer it out. Thats about it for the moment up here. Haven't seen the ADN yet and am about exhausted with the whole matter. Regardless, I think in the short term this does not help the Lisa Campaign. On the main drag tonight reports were that Miller supporters waving signs outnumbered Murc supporters waving signs by about 2 to 1. I think the Dem's and McAdam's and Begich etc have to be loving this.

Anyhow, I'm still out of jail, at least for the moment.

FWIW I think Fagan's defense will probably be something like 'the contest idea was only 35 seconds long and was simply hyperbole, not to be taken serious in a 3 hour long show, and in fact nobody did take it seriously.' Tracy is what he is, a well spoken, smooth talking Lisa supporter, well used to a microphone in his face.

hit and run

Thanks for the report Daddy!

We here know so much more than so many other people,thanks to you.

Ralph

Sarah Palin has posted an extensive criticism of Murcowskiwicz on her Facebook page (sorry, I don't know how to link it directly, Don Surber has most of it LUN) Sarah's daring Lisa to try to shutdown her Facebook page.

caro

Thank you for the update,daddy.I was on pins and needles.Yup, we are the Operation Alaska Chaos experts.

From your pup's buddy,kayyyy-rooooo.

Danube of Thought

"I'm listening to Levin. He notes that there are no liberal Republicans running in any race."

Does Murshtinski count?

froslo

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daddy

JiB,

Those movies are amazing. Your talent in that is wonderful. I really am taken with how good they are. And the Bill O'Reilly hit was LOL.

Extraneus

Alaska SC OKs limited access to write-in list

The list has grown from one to eight pages, swelled in part by an Anchorage radio talk show host who on Thursday urged people to submit their own names as certified write-in candidates by the Thursday deadline. More than 150 people are now listed.
Charlie (Colorado)

If it goes off but doesn't down the plane the flyboys can eyeball landing gear and other systems to make sure they're operational, or not.

Ah, good point. Thanks.

Extraneus

Major Media Far More Interested in Jon Stewart's Rally Than Glenn Beck's

More than 1,000 individuals applied for press credentials to the “Rally To Restore Sanity” on Saturday in Washington, and various broadcast news networks applied for as many as 40 press passes.

In the end, the list was whittled down to 400 credentials.

There will be a riser for television crews and a media center for print and digital reporters filing on deadline. [Rally producer Craig] Minassian said that Comedy Central will be providing a live feed for both domestic and international outlets, and that the broadcast television network would be using the same pool approach to coverage that they use for other large events in Washington...

“I can’t think of a lot of events that have generated this kind of interest,” said Mr. Minassian, who has also produced events for HBO in Washington.

Charlie (Colorado)

He had the longest fingers I had ever seen. I was a very lucky, and probably undeserving kid.

Wait. You're talking about HUBIE BLAKE?

ugg outlet

Your blog is so funny that I can not help to finish it front and back. It is of help during my boring work.

rse

"For example, if a voter requested the correct spelling of a specified registered write-in candidate's name, it would be unnecessary to provide the entire list to that voter in order to provide the requested spelling assistance."

That's from Ex's link on the Alaskan Supreme Court decision.

So if an Alaskan voter comes in and says I want to vote for the current senator, "can you give me the correct spelling?", now the officials can spell Murkowski for them?

No need for a list?

I think the article is right. The Alaska Supreme Court decided to destroy the primary system to protect the federal spoils system in that state.

Rob Crawford

Can anyone tell me why we have any air service -- package or passenger -- to Yemen?

DebinNC

I saw yesterday that Sheryl Crow, The Roots, and unspecified others acts will be performing at Stewart's rally today. Also, Sam Waterson of Law and Order and some other guy will do "readings". I think Waterson portrayed Lincoln in a movie once.

Re Fagin offering prizes, I only heard him say something like "HA HA, maybe we'll offer folks a station mug...", said in an offhand, jokey manner lasting a few seconds. He talked about jumping in his car and driving over to the elections office and finishing the show by cell phone. People were giving him directions, like "It's in the little building between Betty's Biscuits and Tony's Tuneups."

The show seemed to me like one you'd hear in a small town, with callers who seemed like average, salt of the earth types and a folksy host who didn't sound "professional" or slick in any way. It's hard to reconcile the local "swap meet" atmosphere I perceived to the outsize influence this show apparently has in AK, but the show did greatly improve my opinion of Alaskans.

Pagar

Riehl World is highlighting the strangeness of Madcowshi running an ad saying Miller wants to arrest journalists , while her
" Murkowski's legal goons use the intimidation of a radio station to get a show host removed from the air".

The site also has an article explaining some leftist views of the leftist rally.
Warning: you may not be ready to explain what the Word means to your small children.

Joe Esky

Portion of Alaska Supreme Court ruling:
""There will be some circumstances where providing the list will not be necessary to address a voter's request for assistance and other circumstances where providing the list will be necessary to address a voter's request for assistance," the court said in its ruling."


AND
""The court also said the Division of Election won't have to segregate the ballots of those voters who reference the list, a change from its previous order."

LUN

So it doesn't matter how many names are one the list, the poll worker will find it and point it out to you.

That is what must have taken the court so long to make their ruling. They had to adjust it even more in Lisa's favor once the judges heard about the mass write in campaign and fearing people may not vote for you know who if they would get their ballot set aside.

Miller is getting hit by Dems, Rinos, and the court system in Alaska. It will be a miracle if he can pull it out...or even come close.

BR

Via Drudge - AP and Washington Post:
"Write-ins flood Alaska Senate race list"
By BECKY BOHRER
The Associated Press
Friday, October 29, 2010; 9:23 PM

Hot Daddy!

Joe Esky

Oops, this is the quote from the ADN article that shows why the Alaskan SC ruling negates the 'confusion' benefit of a large number of names on the write-in list:

""For example, if a voter requested the correct spelling of a specified registered write-in candidate's name, it would be unnecessary to provide the entire list to that voter in order to provide the requested spelling assistance."

rse

Joe has nicely bolded the quote I raised at 7.

Is this what checks from the state for each resident eventually reduces you to?

Joe Esky

Sorry rse, I did not see you posted the exact same quote. The only thing I see as potentially offsetting the ease to get the poll workers to give you the spelling is a voter's desire to keep their vote private. Does someone really want to go up to a table of poll workers and tell them who he or she is voting for?

Extraneus

Angle: 'Shock and Awe' in Washington on Nov. 3

McCain's appearance was intended to bolster Angle's credibility, particularly with moderates, in a campaign in which Reid has relentlessly attacked her as a fringe conservative unfit for office.
this is supposedly a news story. do they say how they know this, or who's opinion that is? er, no. AP.
Danube of Thought

RobC beat me to it: why do we not have an ironclad embargo on Yemen?

Extraneus

Justice Department to Send Election Observers to Arizona as Concern Rises About Illegal Voters

The Justice Department is sending a small pack of election observers to Arizona as Hispanic groups sound the alarm over an anti-illegal immigration group's mass e-mail seeking to recruit Election Day volunteers to help block illegal immigrants from voting.
where is this all going to lead?
Extraneus

Democratic Lawmaker and Conservative Group Exchange Accusations of Voter Intimidation

Members of a conservative Houston group accused of voter intimidation say they are sending dozens of volunteers to watch that no illegal voting or other fraud takes place at the polls on Tuesday, but critics like Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, say the group just wants to prevent minorities from voting.
Melinda Romanoff

Now, completely rested, I see daddy has been "lanched" (er, that's the Rhiel post that actually got it.).

But it got a "heh".

I'll lay off the paranoia stuff.

Jane

JMH - thanks for the explanation, I see now that it was more complicated than a simple letter.

Re: knowing people that you have never met. Many years ago I became very close friends with a woman I met on line and actually did some legal work for her at some point. I had a vivid picture of what she looked like in my head - as I do with everyone here.

When we finally met she didn't look at all like I pictured, and it took me years to reconcile the picture in my head with reality. I'm sure others have had the same experience.

Clarice

AK really is like that funny old series on TV whose name I've forgotten.(It's come back to me--"Northern Exposure"..

A small place, full of characters endlessly bickering but helping each other out when there's a real problem.

P.S. while I support Miller and sent him a contribution, his skirts ain't exactly pristine either--and his lawyers are playing as dirty as Lisa's. Just saying. This is not tiddlywinks.

BR

Jane, it's going to be soooo amazing when we have a big party on St. Jane's Island and all meet face to face :)
I'm already checking out Sports Illustrated for bikinis.

Porchlight

Definitely, Jane. I used to be an active member of a music discussion group that began originally on AOL groups in the early '90s. Over the years I probably met at least a hundred of the folks on it. Rarely did they look how I pictured them, and it always took awhile to absorb that the person I'd pictured for so long didn't exist.

I met one of my closest friends via that group - but we actually had connections and mutual friends from earlier times. It's a small world.

Clarice

Actually not, Jane I pictured you gals as a group of Bay Watch type hotties and Dr J and Hit as Tom Selleck look alikes and was I wrong? Nevah..

BR

JOMOs with liberal spice can be assured they'll be converted right quick!

Clarice

BTW re the rally on the mall, Stewart's spokesmen told PJM that they were not allowing any cameras at the event and PJM reminded them that though the national Mall may look to them like a camera set, it is in actually a national park from which its cameramen cannot constitutionally be excluded.
What is it with these showbiz people? They seem to have a dim notion of reality, don't they?

BR

Does anyone have an idea of how many beds/hammocks we'll need on St. Jane's? We'll have to figure out a way to get TM's attention to invite him and his family, too.

DrJ

Re: knowing people you've never met

My wife often enters a business-related party with the line, "who's here that I know but haven't met?" She's a recruiter, and gets to know people pretty well by telephone and email. Rarely does she meet them in person.

Clarice

What's worse, Dr J is that I am bad with names, and the situation is worsened because I know most of you by your noms de plume--It's even worse with folks like narciso who keep changing their pen names. When I have to address you by your real names--for example email you or when we are face to face--I am really lost.

caro

JIB,love the new film.


McCain's appearance was intended to bolster Angle's credibility, particularly with moderates, in a campaign in which Reid has relentlessly attacked her as a fringe conservative unfit for office.

Rush says that's how we know she will win.McCain pretending to take her over the top to make her feel obligated to him.I really hate that kind of manipulation.

Porchlight

Clarice, no problem, when we do all meet up at St. Jane's our nametags will sport both JOM handle and real names too. ;)

Danube of Thought

Minus 17 at Raz today.

(Rreporting from Arlington, preparing to head for Annapolis for the Navy vs. Blue Demons tiff.)

DrJ

Agreed, Clarice. I've traded a few emails with jimmyk, and it is really hard not to use that name. I've found that, with repetition, one does get used to the real name.

MarkO

I'm Mister Blue. I'll be watching you.

[nothing by lyrics this morning]

Barbara
"So it doesn't matter how many names are one the list, the poll worker will find it and point it out to you."
"For example, if a voter requested the correct spelling of a specified registered write-in candidate's name, it would be unnecessary to provide the entire list to that voter in order to provide the requested spelling assistance."

Joe,

Even with the clarification, this seems to invite problems wrt "electioneering" at the polling place. Granted Murkyowski is an unusual name, the ruling seems skewed to insure that voters get her name right.

I also have a problem with the buttons, wrist bracelets, fake tattoos etc. that the Murky campaign is passing out with her name on them. As someone pointed out earlier in this thread, I didn't think that one could go into a polling place plastered with a candidate's name on her/is person or apparel.

Jane

I know most of you by your noms de plume

Tell me about it. Now think about Caro going in to a crowded airport bathroom declaring out loud:

"Daddy says the first one is always the best",

She does it every time. It's hysterical

Clarice

Thank you. I always fear--irrationally, I'm sure-- that this name business will provide my heirs with the necessary evidence to get a conservatorship appointed to take over my affairs.

Pagar

"Justice Dept to send observers to Arizona"

My guess is that the DOJ observers are there to make sure that no illegal alien is denied their right to vote in the US elections. Might I suggest that the DOJ observers sneak across the border into Mexico and attempt to vote in a Mexican election and see what happens.

Porchlight

Pagar,

AZ voters are in no mood to to see Holder's goons at their polling places. This could end badly and I suspect that is what the DOJ is gunning for.

BR

Maitai, Bora Bora - 74 units. Will this be big enough for us? Went there 5 years ago, wonderful place! I'm in such a party mood.

Pagar

My LUN at 10:30 AM works.

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/10/az-gop-finds-1-of-4-last-minute-voter-registration-requests-are-fraudulent/

"8,000 new PEVL requests have been processed this year which may have been forged."

"113 of a sampling of 615 PEVL requests (18%) by Mi Familia Vota appear to be forged, yet were sent early ballots.

"1160 voters were added to the PEVL over the weekend and mailed ballots on Monday, October 26th. An untold number of which were not signature verified and may have been forged requests."

Clarice

DoT, what lovely weather for a reunion. How dare you keep coming so close to DC without stopping in?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--"Justice Dept to send observers to Arizona"--

Are they going to be wearing their full New Black Panther party regalia accessorized with sequined nightstick?

Janet the tea-vangelist!

here is a link to Treacher liveblogging the Restore Whatever rally.

Remember....today is the day to bash faith, hope, and charity! Be sure & mock anything good & honorable so others will think you are cool!

Jane

BR - I'm in!

Clarice

From the treacher video the mall looks empty..Maybe people feared an AQ attack on the rally to keep fear alive.

Porchlight

Can someone help me out with a quick link to the audio of Fagan's broadcast with daddy calling in?

Dumbass Ed Morrissey just put up a post saying Fagan "ran a contest" to get people to register as write-in. That is Murkowski's lawyer's claim, but not the truth, according to daddy's earlier post (it was about 35 seconds of jokes in a 3 hour show).

I am searching all the threads for the link but can't find it.

Meanwhile if anyone wants to chime in on the HotAir thread to correct the record, here it is:

HotAir: Palin rips Murkowski, says hired guns threatened talk show host

Captain Hate

When we finally met she didn't look at all like I pictured, and it took me years to reconcile the picture in my head with reality. I'm sure others have had the same experience.

I also put voices to posters' comments. I was so shocked the first time I heard a clip of Clarice on the radio; I had given her Ann Bancroft's voice in my mind. Jane's real voice was somewhat similar to what I'd imagined.

Btw in response to a quote that I read earlier in the thread: Nothing says "complete idiot" to me as much as anybody pining for high-speed rail as this amazing economic panacea. How did the growth under Reagan happen without the wonderous benefits of high-speed rail.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Be sure & mock anything good & honorable so others will think you are cool!--

It's extremely difficult to be a sarcastic smartass and not come across as well, a sarcastic smartass. Neither Stewart nor Colbert are particularly adept at it except for the occasional flash of non condescension.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--How did the growth under Reagan happen without the wonderous benefits of high-speed rail.--

And how does France manage to maintain permanent 10% unemployment with it? Hmmm.

Clarice

You mean I don't sound like Ann Bancroft? Oh well, I look just like her and that's more important. (HEH)

Danube of Thought

I surely will stop in at some point, Clarice. This is a 72-hour quickie on a bachelor basis, so no detours allowed.

Captain Hate

Be sure & mock anything good & honorable so others will think you are cool!

What's really funny is how the kewel kids are reflexively responding to the people they mock. I'm pretty sure when you're not the people setting the agenda that means you're the out of touch ones.

Extraneus

here, porch. daddy kicks it off at about 39 min into hr 1.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--I'm pretty sure when you're not the people setting the agenda that means you're the out of touch ones.--

You mean the left are now the reactionaries?
What a surprise.

Porchlight

Thanks, Extraneus!

Charlie (Colorado)

Can anyone tell me why we have any air service -- package or passenger -- to Yemen?

Because people want to fly there, and send stuff?

Jim Ryan

Can anyone tell me why we have any air service -- package or passenger -- to Yemen?

Because sand isn't just going to import itself.

Charlie (Colorado)

RobC beat me to it: why do we not have an ironclad embargo on Yemen?

Actually, I'm not sure we have air service to Yemen. The incoming flight was an Emirate plane and the picture of the plane being held on the ground was of a RyanAir plane. The Underwear Gnome changed planes in the Netherlands.

Besides, I don't think it'll work; Syria can't keep out people who have visited Israel, it just makes it a pain in the ass because you need a passport replacement.

Clarice

I'll forgive you this time, DoT.

Charlie (Colorado)

P.S. while I support Miller and sent him a contribution, his skirts ain't exactly pristine either

Great. Next Lisa will be running ads about Miller's transvestism.

Jane

What time does the rally start?

Charlie (Colorado)

CH, did you see my piece a couple years ago responding when Megan McArdle was on a "why don't we have high-speed trains" kick?

rse

Steyn really nails it in this post on "Sovereignty and Territorality".

LUN

He does not think the US can survive the insistence that there is no legal way to take power from the political class or protect the borders from being invaded from Mexico.

Anyone else feeling like "Electoral Fraud-it's what the empowered minority do in a wave election to keep hold of OPM"?

Janet the tea-vangelist!

We are voting out of fear...using our lizard brains. OMG!

from the article - "
"People are operating out of fear and anxiety at the moment. And when they operate out of fear and anxiety, they operate out of what they call their 'lizard brains.' And 'lizard brains' are not susceptible to rationality," Huffington explained."

Obama on the View - President Obama says that "there's still a reptilian side of our brain" that leads people to not trust others "if somebody sounds different or looks different."

BR

Oh gawd, what a laugh. Well, let those with lizard brains be paralyzed from fear and crawl under their rocks on voting day.

The French have a better connotation, something to do with tanning in the nude.

pagar

"No legal way to take power from the political class"

Obamacare-Doctors can be jailed if they put patients first .

"or protect the borders from being invaded from Mexico."

Triple Murder-Suspect may be illegal alien.

In West Virginia, the leftist senate candidate and Federal Investigation.

Every article on every site is leftist election fraud (most of it Obama Admin mandated) and they want us to waste our time watching a bunch of leftist clowns.

I'm off to do something else. Everything on the internet raises my blood pressure far beyond any safe limit.

Clarice

According to Radosh at NRO, Kurtz believes Obama thinks if Obamacare is repealed the poor will revolt and he will have won the fight.

he man is nuts, if so.

His 1930's notion of the working class proletarian is delusional..I read last night that the vast majority of union members, for example, are furious at their unions' waste of millions to fund Dem campaigns.

Porchlight

What time does the rally start?

It's started, or at least the bands are playing.

I have to re-link Treacher's liveblog. It is so freaking funny:

Treacher liveblog

Click on the bottom window to launch it.

matt the komodo lizard

I watched some of Bound for Glory last night, the Woodie Guthrie story. Nothing makes people conservative like hard times; not in the political sense but in their personal economics.This is one of the factors I think the Left just doesn't get.

They have their Progressive agenda, but don't understand progress. They have lost the ability to understand simple human concerns such as personal safety, where the next meal comes from, and getting a job. Their only answer is more programs.And if you notice, none of them are from anything close to working class backgrounds. It's pitiful, really.

To them, when we disagree, we are the lizards, the great unwashed, as Katie said the other day, and know nothings.They now stoop to childish name calling.Well, from now on you can call me Komodo.

Porchlight

Aw man - Iowahawk and Tim Blair invited everyone to meet them for drinks in Chicago last night. "The Rally to Destroy Sobriety," LOL.

Bet that would have been a blast.

bgates

Wow. I have the rally on (so my loathing of them can overcome my shyness, and I can make phone calls for the party - turns out nobody's home in Florida this afternoon). I just saw a "NAMbLA for Stewart" poster.

I don't want to hear any more about some "Impeach the Kenyan" sign at any Tea Party rallies.

peter

Clarice, what or who is Radosh? I can't find the link you are referencing. Do you mean the interview with Kurtz?

Threadkiller

I wonder how we would check to see how many federal employees are helping with this event. I would bet there are far more govt. workers cleaning the grounds during this event, than their last one. Or, do you think they still don't care about the litter? I believe they will try for a better appearance at a cost to the taxpayer.

Extraneus

any pics of the crowd anywhere?

Clarice

I can't find the link either. Ron Radosh did a book review of Kurtz' book for NR..He sent me a copy w/o any url..

Captain Hate

CH, did you see my piece a couple years ago responding when Megan McArdle was on a "why don't we have high-speed trains" kick?

Thanks for pointing that out. I share your affinity for trains; in fact during my summers as an undergrad I worked for the B&O, primarily in the Mt. Clair freight yard in southwest Baltimore. It was a great education in a lot of ways (organized labor and how some unions were a *lot* more powerful than others; how quiet a rolling flatcar can be in the dead of night despite what you initially thought; how not to have a heart attack from the noise when somebody throws a car onto the far end of a string of cars on a siding in the middle of the night; how to tell the really smart guys from the complete dumbasses; Dirty Harry was right: Personnel's for idiots) but passenger train gigs were almost free money. And major money losers for the railroad.

centralcal

Treacher's live blog is a hoot. He said he thinks they are going to have to have a Rally to Restore Comedy . . .

Colbert is dressed in an Evel Kneivel suit. ::eyeroll::

bgates

"I Believe in SCIENCE not Mythology", proclaims the sign of somebody wearing a giant mask of Beaker the Muppet lab assistant.

Ralph

Clarice @10:06AM

Wow, you just made my week! I've always had trouble with names, and now I don't feel so bad about it if some one as sharp as you shares my problem! Though I'm confident that mine is much worse than yours, at least we're in the same book!

Clarice

Ralph, You flatter me. Google saves my life because more and more I forget names I should remember but I recall enough identifying info that google helps me retrieve what I've forgotten.

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