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October 11, 2010



Now, a shoe I can understand. But, a book? Dems don't read anything including legislation. They probably didn't even know what it was.


It looks like one of those Guide to Zombie books, some of the minions have turned on him

Sad and Mad.  Bad?

That's a picture of a helicopter on the front cover. Is is Code Pink? More likely a bereaved one.


I'm really not suggesting anything, but...um..where was Michelle?

Dave (in MA)

It's not reported here in MA, where http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2010/10/10/school_system_to_get_muslim_holiday/>public schools are going to be observing Muslim holy days from now on
and where the government puts http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1283047>yoga instructions on parking tickets. I think if I was the recipient of one of those, my payment would offer some suggestions about some other bodily positions.


Will the thrower become an instant hero on the left? No? How about the right? No? Gee, that doesn't seem fair.


Barry O is turning into a South Side Jimmy Carter before our very eyes. I'm not surprised, but still, he's worse than even I thought he would be.


http://spectator.org/archives/2010/10/11/the-presidents-nun-obamacare-s/3>The President's Nun

Melinda Romanoff

Karl Denninger is on a roll this AM.

The top two posts are of extreme merit. The second featuring Tom Harkin holding hearings with my Favorite New School "economist" Teresa Ghilarducci.


Melinda Romanoff

Harkin's in the third post now, sorry.

Danube of Thought

From Mark Halprin of Time, no less:

With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters.
Dave (in MA)

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=168743>MelRom's Harkin link.

“They can put this to rest,” said Joshua Earnest, a White House spokesman. “They have the keys to the file cabinet.”

The Chamber will put it to rest just as soon as Obama shows us his birth certificate. After all, he has the keys to that file cabinet.

Dave (in MA)

http://help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=5da43ad4-5056-9502-5dd9-ebb590d7e9ad>Here is a video of the aforementioned hearings. It's an hour and a half long. Anyone got a transcript?


Perhapse Gallup's new survey might explain this event:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/143492/Americans-Image-Federal-Government-Mostly-Negative.aspx>Americans' Image of "Federal Government" Mostly Negative

Oh, and if the political class things this is bad, wait till they actually try to lay their hands on peoples' 401(k)s.


The Chamber will put it to rest just as soon as Obama shows us his birth certificate. After all, he has the keys to that file cabinet.

Posted by: Sue | October 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Actually, I would rather see the complete list of Obama 2008 donors, and the memo's that authorized disabling all the security features to online donations. Those probably don't exist any more though, as the Obama transition team spent a nice chunk of change on high end shredders, including ones that had the ability to litterally shred a hard drive.


--“They can put this to rest,” said Joshua Earnest, a White House spokesman. “They have the keys to the file cabinet.”--

I've heard this "when did you stop beating your wife" tactic described as McCarthyism.
In fact it's considerably worse. At least when Joe accused someone of being a communist (and we now know they usually were) we knew he wasn't one himself whereas Barry is the worst kind of foreign money abuser and yet insists on calling the kettle black.


Holy cow on that Helprin, DoT. That is as straightforward an SOS as I've seen from the MSM thus far.



I just found it interesting that they are using the same language people who want to see his BC are using.

Jim Ryan

Our surveys said!...The books was Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism!!


I just found it interesting that they are using the same language people who want to see his BC are using.

Posted by: Sue | October 11, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Yes, it is deliciously ironic that they demand the same burden of proof of their opponents they expressly reject on the BC issue. But I would rather point out the hypocracy of decrying "foreign money" from a man who as a candidate made it campaign policy not to check the origins of his own campaign donors.

Dave (in MA)

We know it wasn't a copy of Obamacare that was thrown. It would have taken down the stage when it landed.


Maybe it was a copy of The Audacity of Hope?

Captain Hate

Hey Jim Ryan, you're the commentor whose home town is Erie, no? Yesterday was our annual trek to Albion for their fall beef roast and we sat at a table with some Erieites and had a good time. Mrs H made the comment that she's never seen so few houses with Halloween decorations up and said it's hard to imagine it not being directly related to the economy. I make it a point to not discuss politics when I'm there for a variety of reasons but if I were to make a semi-educated guess on a way to categorize the people I'd say Reagan democrats. I got the feeling that the area is really hurting economically and they're not very happy about Preznit Smoove's performance.


When hospitals were a charity, the providence thereof was a mercy; once they became businesses, the root of the matter sprouted.

Comanche Voter

Ah the book--President Zero didn't see it or feel it. He's the very definition of "negative space".

Jim Ryan

And those seven sins are...

1. Shamelessness
2. Magical Thinking
3. Arrogance
4. Envy
5. Entitlement
6. Exploitation
7. Bad Boundaries

Now, folks, if you are particularly subject to most of these sins, then just might be the case....[CHUCKLES]...no, hang on, folks, you might could still be a conservative, it happens, but it looks like probably...[GIGGLES]...that you might just happen to be a proglodyte.[LAUGHTER]

Come one, now, it ain't funny.[LAUGHTER] It gets you to ruining countries or thinking you got you a son in the Marines fighting overseas [GUFFAWS].

Jim Ryan

GH, I believe that's Matt in Erie? I'm down here in Charlottesville.


I'm hoping that in the next few years the book is thrown at several members of this band of extra legal rascals.

Hey, Doc!

It's gonna be OK; MedEvac's here.


CBS has a story posted saying the book was written by the "over exuberant" guy who threw it, and that he threw it at the Prez because he wanted the Prez to have a copy of his book. Here's their ">http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/11/earlyshow/main6947169.shtml?tag=morephotovideo"> story.

So Who? We Don't know. Never identified.
What book? We don't know.
When? Yesterday.
Where? Philadelphia.
Why? "Over exuberance?"

2 and a half out of 5. That's actually better than I expected from CBS.

Jim Ryan

No, but seriously, folks. Don't feel bad for them old narcissistic proglodytes. They end up okay. [GIGGLES] They either get a boring presidential library no one cares about or they end up using lots of booze and percocet and humiliating themselves every night as the house troll on three or four conservative blogs.[BIG LAUGHS]



In that close-up it looks to me like a picture of the Loch Ness monster on the back cover.

hit and run

Hey Jim Ryan, you're the commentor whose home town is Erie, no?


Jim Ryan:
GH, I believe that's Matt in Erie? I'm down here in Charlottesville.


I'd tell you who hails from Eerie,but then I'd be accused of stalking. I will say this though -- you got the first name and last initial right,Captain...

Dave (in MA)

Apparently it was this guy.
He claims he was only following his boss's orders.

Captain Hate

Thanks hit; I initially thought Jim Rhoades (sp?) but then thought I screwed up

Rick Ballard


I believe that Jim Rhodes is from the Erie area.


Dave, that was my first thought this morning too - Book him, Dano!


I invite you to read this http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/dem_congresswoman_favors_terro.html while remembering that this Congressperson is endorsed by the VFWPAC.

If it makes you feel like taking action(more than throwing a book) see the LUN.


Interesting story about Obama's nun. That's the same Jeffrey Lord who had to apologize for a story on Shirley Sherrod, though, isn't it? A bit too flip in that one and loose with the implications. Seems kind of open to that same disease on this one. Hopefully he has all his facts straight this time.



No reply from the Alaska VFW-PAC rep.

Whatta they know?

Well, at least we find out that the streaker had nothing to do with the book throwing incident.

Danube of Thought

Jeffrey Lord is a bit too kooky for my taste.

Captain Hate

O/T Dennis Miller is just crushing Favre. I kind of feel bad for #666 because I preferred when he confined his embarrassment to tossing up ungodly stupid interceptions. Question: Who is more of an idiot: Muffer Stalin-Rodham or Deanna Favre?


Daddy, Thanks, I have had no reply from anyone, including state depts. I've sent out probably ten additional messages this morning. The comments from JOMers have encouraged me. The monthly post meeting is Thurs, the District meeting is on Fri. I'll get some answers from the guys there but they won't be from the people with major authority. but we as in others like Sandy Daze etc, are going to get answers.


It seems all of a piece, Capt,



Soros: I Can’t Stop a Republican “Avalanche”

Sandy Daze

11 October 2010

dear Pagar,

I'm just one of many voices in a chorus. Clearly sensitivities in FLA are higher due to the large mil retiree population and that it *is* in Florida where LTC(r) West is running for office.

To be honest, the VFW-PAC is a dirty organization, no two ways about it. Did appreciate JiB's summary which was fascinating. I stand by my letter but like you, I am disgusted that there has been no national VFW response. There are quite a number of calls for members to quit the organization; others suggest it should/must be reformed from within.

Really, though, what has happened in the VFW is actually no different than what has happened with the WDC "ruling class." They think they know what's best for us, so we should just sit down, shut up, and take the gruel they serve.

I won't stand for it--I know you won't either.

As Ben said 234 years ago in the Continental Congress just before signing the Declaration of Independence, a phrase that has informed much of my work in Iraq:

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."

I enjoy hanging with JoM folks, even if mostly only a lurker. So, what have we, you, me done for out country today, beside just talk about it?

Kudos to Jane and all those who made Strurbridge such a success !

Stay Strong !

Take good care,


The only kooky thing I can remember Jeff Lord saying was the weird claim about "lynching" in the Sherrod story.
He does get a little hyperbolic at times but his">http://spectator.org/archives/2010/10/11/the-presidents-nun-obamacare-s">his current story on Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of Catholic Health Association and BIG Barry apologist and booster, is enlightening. He's been pretty dogged and AFAICT pretty accurate in his pursuit of Dem corruption.

tommy mc donnell

i know that liberals loved it when shoes were thrown at bush but nobody should like seeing this happen to a united states president.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

Captain, Hit, Rick and the gang.:

I confess that I am the Erieite. My brother and sister in law (visiting from Duxbury this Columbus day weekend) spent the weekend regaling ourselves with Erie stories. He was a banker thirty years ago and knew a lot of the dirt.

I don't remember the Halloween stuff going up until a few days before that hallowed holiday. The economy still stinks though.

Frau Soldatenfreund

Take care of yourself, Sandy. We need you stateside, too.


I thought that was an odd choice of weapon for an attack.

No book has managed to make contact with Obama for decades.

Eric Scheie

A man named Sajid Ali Khan says it was his book, and I think I have identified the title.



URL doesn't seem to work, Eric.

Captain Hate

Gotta love Tammy Bruce: "Paladino's not running to be the czar of the homos". Countdown to my favorite hawt lezzo being called a homophobe by the troll patrol..


Sandy, Thanks for sharing. What I've done today is send more messages to VFWPAC, My VFW post and about a half dozen State VFWPAC chairpersons telling them about the different things that the VFWPAC endorsement list is doing to the VFW organization. Did you read the 11:57 AM Link?
I have also been alerting those comrades to the fact that the Federal government is issuing lots of waivers that will insure that a lot of military members/retirees won't be getting their absentee ballots in time to return them and
have them count for this election.

Meanwhile, dozens of other issues pile up, like the attempts to remove the rule of law from the mortgage/bankruptcy mess. The efforts of the Bureau of Land Management to defeat the efforts of the Border Patrol to stop the flood of illegals across our border. The effort to have the taxpayer pick up the tab for the under financing of
union pensions and the plan to move forward with the attempt by the federal government to take over all 401k accounts held by private citizens.

At my age, working to keep people aware of what is going on by using the computer is about all that is left that I can do.

Take Care over there and may you and all over there come home safely.



JM Hanes


It sure looks like Amazon lets its authors write their own blurbs doesn't it? The swan on the front of Khan's book looks like it's completely different stylistically from the swan-like impression in the flying photo. I tend to doubt that a publisher would put two such swans on both front and back jackets, in any case, but I could certainly be wrong.


On a mac, if you click the line three times, the whole line will be selected, which you can then copy paste. If not, here's the link to Eric's post.


I did eventually go to Eric's blog and find it, but thanks for the link anyhow JM.


I presume the book was wrestled to the ground by Secret Service agents

lift chair

Such a relevant one. Looking forward for more regarding this. Good looking.

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