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October 31, 2010

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Thomas Collins

Probable current fastball speed ranking for six folks in the news:

1. Nolan Ryan.

2. GWB.

3. GHWB.

4. Barbara Bush.

5. Michelle Obama.

6. Barack Obama.

Sue

You know, the Rangers hit like crazy off the Giants ace pitcher. Didn't help since the Giants hit a little crazier off our ace pitcher. Since then, the Rangers' bats have been mostly quiet.

Thomas Collins

I'll guess Hoyt Wilhelm as the answer to the trivia question.

Sue

A 2-0 lead should mean nothing to the Rangers. For some reason, I'm not feeling good about tonight.

Thomas Collins

Nope, not Wilhelm. And not Phil Niekro, Joe Niekro, Steve Carlton or Bert Blyleven, my next choices. I looked it up, but I won't ruin it if any JOMer wants to guess who is second to Ryan for number of years pitching in the major leagues.

peter

I am surprised Cliff Lee isn't pitching.

Thomas Collins

Peter, I think the Rangers are better off having Lee pitch with his regular rest. I think that with the five starter system, pitchers aren't geared up for game 1-4-7 starts. Thus, the Rangers were only going to get two Lee starts.

Clarice

DOJ's voting division sits on the scales in Alaska.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/251626/justice-department-goes-alaska-hans-von-spakovsky>Holder and Lisa sitting in a tree

Dave (in MA)

You'll notice that the guy doing the driving kept it out of the ditch. The next guy to take the wheel probably won't.

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

Great link Clarice. Makin' laws up as they go along.....or ignoring the laws that aren't handy.

Ignatz

Some of the comments at TM's youtube link are darned funny.

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

The view counter at You Tube stays on 310 & I've watched it 3 times so it can't be right.

MarkO

The DoJ? Are black people voting in Alaska?

Rob Crawford

Great link Clarice. Makin' laws up as they go along.....or ignoring the laws that aren't handy.

How much damage to the rule of law do they think they can do before it completely snaps?

MarkO

Posey is only 13, right?

Melinda Romanoff

My guess would be, without looking it up, that the Secretary Of State in Alaska is not a friend of George's.

Barbara
"...who is second to Ryan for number of years pitching in the major leagues."

TC,

The only one I can think of is Dizzy Dean.

Stephanie

Sandy Koufax?

Melinda Romanoff

TC-

Are you looking at the same stats that I am?

And Kaat would be number 3. Behind Orosco (1st) and Ryan.

And I never knew all that until looking.

Mishka

I think Tommy John, thanks to the now named Tommy John surgery, went 26 seasons as a pitcher.

daddy

I don't know where everybody is so I'll post here. Way behind as usual.

It is worth knowing that in this big KTVA CBS story that has now been reported on every decent Blog and website and news-site on the world, with actual links to the recordings, that the ADN (Anchorage Daily News) the paper of record in Anchorage Alaska, took about 20 hours to get around to posting the story. Their story sucks, as expected, but the point I want to make is that in this new media age the role of the watchdog is now reversed. No longer are we the public waiting for the Media to tells us the news. Instead innumerable commenters at the ADN today were using their comment forum to post the links themselves, and to question why the ADN was not doing the story.

We know the answer to that. The ADN are, to quote a great American, "Corrupt bastards."

But thank you Clarice for posting that link. I want this election under a legal microscope for as long as it takes, and if we don't get any decent Representation until this entire damn corrupt legal business is sorted out, then so be it. And then if that mandates a recall, count me in.

I am outraged, but boy am I glad to see this hitting the National Airwaves. Am also angry because those "Corrupt Bastards" over at the Alaska Dispatch pulled off their home page links the blog post from Andrew Halcro saying Fagan being pulled off the airwaves was wrong. The simple fact is that the left wing media simply cannot handle diversity of opinion. Screw them.

PD

It's looking bad for the Rangers.

"I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim"?

Who ya gonna call?

James T. Kirk!

Ignatz

You know what they say about good pitching vs good hitting.

Clarice

The latest poll I saw tonight gives Miller a 7 pt lead, daddy..If that helps your blood pressure any.

Stephanie

LUN for the truly scary. Obama in a sweater. Malaise speech far away?

Extra double plus good added.

The kid is dressed as the O-joker! HA. Think anyone will have the heart to explain it to the Odummers?

Trick or treat!

macphisto

they cheered W louder than Nolan Ryan. wow. yeah, i know it's Texas, but still.

daddy

"The latest poll I saw tonight gives Miller a 7 pt lead"

I don't trust it Clarice but boy do I hope it.

Today was pretty cold. High about 27, and on the dog walks through the woods there was much frozen terrain under foot and frost all over, though no snow. Driving home we passed the main intersection of New Seward and Northern Lights, where all the folks stand on the sidewalk waving signs and flags.

Place was booming with Miller signs. Whether we win or lose, the Miller fans are a very dedicated bunch, way more evident on the street-corners than Lisa fans, and haven't seen a McAdam's sign-waver yet. So all anecdotal, but at least encouraging.

Tomorrow Talk Radio ought to be killer, especially now with his biggest enemy, Sarah Palin, standing up for Fagan's right to speak, and also with Andrew Halcro, Lisa's right hand man, hollering up for Fagan's 1st Amendment Rights.

Only real drag was that we only had maybe 14 Trick Or Treaters due to the very cold weather this evening. so now I'm stuck with 5 full unopened bags of mini-SweeTart Rolls. Darn the bad luck:)

caro
The latest shenanigans by Alaskan election officials and the Voting Section of Justice’s Civil Rights Division show a dangerous willingness to bend regulations in furtherance of political objectives.

More of the legal stuff going on in daddy's front yard.From the Corner.

Stephanie

What's the diff between mini SweeTart rolls and Smarties? Is there a diff?

I started craving them when you mentioned them the other night, and now I don't seem to find SweeTart anythings only Smarties...

mockmook

Hey daddy,

Did you see the CNN story I mentioned on the other thread?

MooKow not sure she would caucus with the GOP

LUN

daddy

Stephanie,

The proper name (my mistake) is ">http://www.royalwholesalecandy.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/f/i/file_126_20.jpg"> SweeTart Candy Roll Twists. Its tough to find them in solo packages, so I get them at the Base Exchange ">http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/candywarehouse_2125_44719268"> in Halloween packages with Sprees, an acceptable in a pinch but slightly overdone confection.

">http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qm2M81VKS-s/SaC6lVU2-UI/AAAAAAAADnM/YmF-_vGHM34/s400/smarties.jpg"> Smarties on the other hand, though tasty in their own right, are just a tad below the tangy deliciousness of the true SweeTart. "Bite 'em for a burst of flavor" was I believe an early advertising slogan from the 60's, yet still holds true for the original

And then of course, as I posted a few days back there's always ">http://bretcontreras.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/skittles.jpg"> Skittles: "Taste The RainBow!". Was surprised that Hit didn't care to sink his teeth into them, but oh well, to each his own.

YoMama

Sure wish someone would post a clip of this that could be viewed outside the US. :^(

Stephanie

Thanks, Daddy. I remembered Sweetarts -the big ones - from younger days. Those things, though, were about the size of a half dollar.

BTW, I giggled like a school girl tonight. I had DVRd the Shrek Halloween special from last Thursday night to watch later (what can I say, I love the silly jokes), and in one of the scary parts, the gingerbread man got scared and pooped skittles. Cracked me up!

It just reminded me of the internet meme about Obama, unicorns and skittles.

Should I denounce myself now?

daddy

Mockmook,

I did see that. I am glad the word is getting out nationally but sad that it did not get out there sooner. It hasn't even gotten out locally unless folks have been paying attention, which was part of why I talked myself blue in the face last week, unable to convince my 2 Conservative friends who remained intent on voting for Lisa. They thought I was just talking Tea Party/scare monger nonsense, and that Lisa was just going to go back and get her Seniority back with the Repub's etc, and be a loyal Repub etc and would just keep on sending home the bacon as usual.

Glen Biegel the radio host opposite Fagan has been playing and transcribing Lisa's statements from her debates and interviews for the last month and she has many times stated that winning as a Write-In completely eliminates any responsibility she feels she might have to have to vote with the Republican Party, and it frees her to simply follow her conscience in doing whatever it takes, or caucusing with anyone back in DC that is prepared to sign off on her wanted Pork projects for Alaska. She is beholden to no-one but to the Federal purse strings, and she has said so unequivocally. And then when you examine her positions; (ie) Cap and Trade, Illegal Immigration, endorsed by The NEA, favors tweaked National HealthCare, etc, you realize she is in essence a Dem already.

I think the reason she is saying stuff like this publicly now on CNN is because she is desperate for the Democratic Vote. Plus a favorite ad of hers here at JOM these last few days is proudly announcing how she crossed the aisle to vote with the Dems 300 times. So I'm glad the word is getting out, and that again is why, opposite Karl Rove, I think it was a huge mistake to not have actively fought to defeat her and to get Miller elected.

The sad thing that I don't think Rove realizes, is that with the slime and shenanigans they have allowed to be pulled on Miller up here, and on Palin previously, I just cannot imagine what qualified decent Conservative wants to ever again step in the political arena up here and try to run for office. I doubt I could withstand such scrutiny of my past, and I can't off the top think of any of my friends up here that could either. Maybe Mayor Sullivan, but he will be ferociously trashed, and why bother if guys like Karl Rove are going to diss your biggest supporter and the NRSC is going to tacitly endorse your opponent?

Fingers crossed.

Dave (in MA)

"Smarties" - I was arguing with my brother about there being two different candies called "Smarties" the ones that you mentioned and an M&M-like candy-coated chocolate. I distinctly remembered getting them in my Halloween bag when I was a kid. Google confirmed what I remembered, although it's a Canadian candy.

daddy

Completely unimportant question, but just for interest.

I am interested in knowing how many of us voted Absentee and have already voted, as opposed to waiting to go to the polls on Election Day?

If its no bother would you mind tomorrow just mentioning if you are an Absentee Voter or a Tuesday to the Polls voter. Thanks.

I'll start off.

Absentee Voter. Already filled it out and sent it in.

TexasIsHeaven

I had to go to the hospital last Tues - had pnuemonia - got out of the hospital on Friday before lunch and first stop was the court house annex - wanted to be sure I got my voting done just in case I had a relapse and had to go back to the hospital.

We have one of the best Congressman serving right now - Congressman Ted Poe. Thank God with everything else that is going on now we do have someone that can be depended on to do the right thing for us in Washington D.C. His voting record is outstanding. We are very fortunate to have him.

udaysofakingso

has one of the most exciting rivalries in college football. Dating all the way back to 1900, Texas has 59 wins 49 losses and 5 ties against Oklahoma.
Force Factor

narciso

It's like I have to remind him of the '78 W race against Kent Hance, I'm not in the business, but it should be 'elementary my dear Rove' you don't shell your own side.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

I'm a Tuesday to the Polls voter daddy.

Cecil Turner

Also a Tuesday a.m. voter.

Captain Hate

daddy I'm voting at the polls tomorrow.

Yes narc; you get it but I'm not sure why Rove has to give the opponents free ad material. I'm still pissed off that JMH has bought into the "kind of a doofus" spin running for the human gaffe machine, Bite-Me's seat. Here's what the political genius had to say the night of O'Donnell's primary win:

“Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree?” Rove said on Fox News.

Big talk from a college dropout with no degree. Again Rove supporters: Why does he feel the need to badmouth conservative women? And that attack is personal; not based on the issues.

glasater

WA state is mainly a vote by mail state just as OR is--which after listening to John Fund go on about how those kinds of ballots can be tampered with scares the wee out of me.

Not to defend Rove but I think he cares more than he lets on about the direction our country is going. Plus, R's are so important in the senate for committee chairs with the Supreme Court nominees that may be coming down the pike. And we sure don't want Zero nominating more idiots.
But I am rooting for O'donnell certainly and think she expresses her views well.

Leanspa

One day Texas will remember that it is a Republic and once again secede from the Union.

Thomas Collins

I'll be voting tomorrow morning, daddy.

peter

Looks like Frisco has an insurmountable lead in the World Series; I'll celebrate by drinking a Frisco-- rye and benedictine with a touch of lemon juice. (warning LUN is a Slime link.)

Thomas Collins

Mishka has it. Tommy John is second to Ryan in years pitched in the majors. and Jim Kaat is third. At least, that's what my research came up with. I haven't checked number of years pitched in all professional baseball leagues. I suspect Satchel Paige would be at or near the top for number of years pitched in professional baseball leagues.

Porchlight

Tuesday morning for me, daddy.

PaulL

Morning Jay: Special “Hulk Angry! Hulk Smash!” Edition

Jay Cost this morning:

My internal conflict between “Bruce Banner,” who predicts a 1994-style scenario, and “The Incredible Hulk,” who thinks 2010 will be as Republican as anything since the 1920s, has been resolved.

Hulk wins. Here’s why.

LUN

Porchlight

Well well well, the ever-cautious Jay Cost comes around. Great to see.

Boy, I cannot WAIT to watch Michael Barone on Tuesday night. I think I am going to DVR the whole evening on Fox just so I can go back and watch his analysis again. I love when he starts getting into the electoral history of obscure counties in Penn and Ohio.

DebinNC

We early voted two weeks ago via the "use pencil provided to completely fill in the bubble" method. I deeply distrust the mail-in option, and the touch screen machines serviced by SEIU members in 35 NC counties are highly suspect.

Old Lurker

Tuesday for us too, though going to the polls in MD is pretty much a waste of time.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

I was thinking about how Obama is such a fraud. Unknown background...given a free pass on his Illinois record & his record as a Senator. The media adoration of him was sickening.
Someone should do an in depth interview with Jesse Jackson & ask him his thoughts on the media's embrace of Obama rather than him when he ran for President.
It really is like Obama was hired as a front man for the uber-radical left because he had the correct skin tone. There is no question that others were grooming him & directing his rise in politics...why him? Could the radical whites handle Obama better than Jesse or someone from the old guard?

Porchlight

From Politico:

THE INVISIBLE PRESIDENT: The day before the midterms, President Obama has nothing scheduled except for the usual private sessions with his advisers. He'll get the daily briefing at 9:45 a.m., and he has a meeting at 11 a.m. with senior advisers, the White House says.

After that, his public schedule is empty.

I sort of imagine him holed up in a bunker with Kleenex boxes on his feet in manner of Howard Hughes.

Jim Ryan

In VA-5 the Dems have been advertising heavily for the independent candidate, who is running as a conservative and who has low single-digits.

I chatted with Robert Hurt again yesterday. He is a gentleman and he really understands the need to take a meat axe to the spending in DC.

Pagar

memeorandum: has the Politico article:

"Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin "

That will destroy the Republican Party, IMO

Mark Folkestad

Tuesday morning for me, too, Daddy. Minnesota needs every conservative voter, but I still feel guilty I had to delay my move to Alaska for a year. Go Joe!

Jim Ryan

Please all VA-5 conservatives, turn out for Robert Hurt. He will make a fine Congressman and the race is close. It is a blowout across the country, but not in VA-5. Here it is a nail biter of a cliff hanger.

Porchlight

Jim Ryan, I will be watching VA-5 closely tomorrow night. Bless you for all the work you've done.

rse

Absentee. I got to meet Steve Southerland several times and he will make a nice addition to Congress. Allen Boyd paid a heavy price for cap and trade and Obamacare in the panhandle.

For those who know why I became involved in Soylent's packages, today is son's big day.

Jim Ryan

Thanks, Porch.

Anyone want to get rid of Harry Reid in Nevada? You better turn out. You may be very sorry Tuesday night if you don't.

PDinDetroit

On PaulL's link, Scott Rasmussen gives the following warning:

In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn't win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.

I am not buying it Mr Rasmussen and you have a vested interest in promoting division (without it, who needs polls?). It's the ideology Scott and the Republicans have the better one. The Democrats took off the masks and they are even uglier than the masks portrayed. The American Public has spent almost 2 years living with the "repulsive morning after" and they are ready for a divorce.

mockmook

Hey JR,

I thought I must have heard incorrectly on MTP (I think) that the Dem was funding the independent in VA-5. It seemed too bizarre to me to be true.

But they treated that as just business as usual. I can't imagine the outrage if a Repub was doing it--stealing the election!!1!11!!!

DebinNC

We were travelling last night and missed GW's first pitch, and the many links to it posted here now show a frozen screen with a blurb re MLB and copyrights. Given the ovation Bush received, this seems very suspicious.

PDinDetroit

Just more evidence the Republicans have the better Ideology. LUN for possible Hat Trick in Michigan not involving The Detroit Red Wings.

jimmyk

It's the ideology Scott and the Republicans have the better one.

Yes, but I think Scott's point is still fair. The Republicans better articulate a clear vision and a fundamentally different path than the Dims or risk squandering this victory. It's not like they haven't messed up before.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Tuesday morning for me too. In about 24 hours.

Texas, I'm glad you are feeling better.

I can't wait.

jimmyk

Given the ovation Bush received, this seems very suspicious.

I don't think the MLB asserting copyright is suspicious. What bothered me was the lousy camera angle so that it was hard to see the pitch. The video looked like it came from a home 8mm camera left on the pitching rubber. Even so, nearly 10 years after 9/11 it seems that GWB hasn't lost much of his velocity or command. Neither has Nolan Ryan.

mockmook

daddy,

Votin' on Tuesday.

Had you already mentioned MooKow's caucus duplicity? Sorry if it didn't penetrate moi skull de thick.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Given the ovation Bush received, this seems very suspicious.

Here it is at RCP Deb. It is wonderful.

caro

To the polls tomorrow,daddy.I want to savor the whole experience,though in Utah it is not exactly like VA-5.

Greta tore that Politco article apart last night with all its anonymous sources.Bunk.They are just trying to start something.

Jim Ryan

Mockmook,

Here are the details.

1. Detail #1
The Dems sent out two mailers all over VA-5, marked as from DCCC. The two mailers said the independent dude was "too conservative" and they listed his platform planks. These planks were worded in such a way that any conservative would love to vote for the dude. I got these two mailers.

2. Detail #2
According to two sources I trust (Hurt and the local radio guy Joe Thomas) an anonymously sent mailer also was sent out as a straight ad in favor of this dude. (Thomas asked independent dude whether he knew anything about it this morning on the radio; dude said no but thanked the anonymous advertiser.) I haven't seen this one yet; it'll probably be in my mail today. Anonymously sent. Illegal. Reports say the printer's mark marks it as from the same printer Perriello uses. Perriello denies any involvement. In point of fact, I think his handlers probably didn't even tell him they were doing it.

DebinNC

Oh Janet, wonderful indeed. Thank you.

I know we don't want to count the chickens before they come home to roost tomorrow, but if the msm's discouraging words threaten to get you down and you need inspiration,...
turn your speakers waaaay up and sing. (ht Lucianne)

Cecil Turner

Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power . . .

Lest we forget, voting against those "in power" was the rationale for voting Dem in 2008. By that logic, the Dems will be "in power" in 2012 no matter what happens tomorrow.

Jim Ryan

So, at least, the Dems spent tons of money on the two mailers in order to get votes for the low-single digit independent, and someone who remains anonymous spent tons of money on a third mailer.

Jim Ryan

I know we don't want to count the chickens before they come home to roost tomorrow

There will be tragedies tomorrow, probably Alaska, and possibly Nevada and VA-5. And elsewhere.

Unless you vote.

Rick Ballard

daddy,

Mail in 10 days ago.

"The Republicans better articulate a clear vision and a fundamentally different path than the Dims"

jimmyk,

They could call it A Roadmap for America's Future.

...............
I'm surprised at the back and forth over Rove. He's only on stage because of the Bushitlercheneyburton Alinskyite tactics which placed ROVE in the role of evil genius. He's an accomplished political strategist and tactician with a clear understanding of the muddle and he's using his notoriety to work the muddle using a WWE script. He can be fairly faulted for having listened to Jeb Bush "we've got it under control" in Florida in 2000 and for neglecting to push Texas turnout (which would have given Bush a clear popular win, even though it made no difference whatsoever in the electoral college). Those were very serious errors, although holding Rove responsible for an error mad by Jeb Bush is rather unfair.

Try and remember that Angle would be a grease spot on a side road if it weren't for Rove's help in July and August. She's really not even a B candidate and getting up on the air in reply to Reid's steamroller was only possible due to the money Rove funneled into Nevada (where Titus is also going to get the axe).

mockmook

Thanks JR.

BTW, it is mockmook, not Mockmook.

I've worked so hard to have that lower case; don't disrespect my authority!!!!

Jim Ryan

Your wish is my command, Mockmook. D'oh! I mean mockmook.

Captain Hate

Rick, you still haven't addressed my specific complaints about Rove regarding O'Donnell and Palin; although I agree with everything you wrote otherwise. For the record, his main value to me was how unhinged he made the lefties appear in their reactions to him. And yes, I appreciate the help he's given Angle which makes his dismissive comments of the previously mentioned two even more strange.

Rob Crawford

Voting in-person tomorrow morning, primarily because of my objections to all the fraud-enabling alternate means of voting.

Rob Crawford

I've worked so hard to have that lower case; don't disrespect my authority!!!!

The proper way to express that is "RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!"

jimmyk

They could call it A Roadmap for America's Future.

Yeah, but they have to keep pounding away, and actually pass legislation (even if it gets vetoed), and maybe twist some blue dogs' arms into overriding a veto or two. And make the ladies from Maine and other RINOs move to the back of the bus.

Sue

I voted last week. My husband is out of town and won't be back until after polls close tomorrow evening so I voted with him in early voting. We like to make it a special occasion. And since we are identical voters, we never cancel each other out. Go republicans!

Let me just say, if the Rangers lose tonight, I'll be sad, but oh my gosh, what a ride they have taken us on. This has really been unbelievable. The Rangers were actually in the World Series. They took out the Yankees, yippee!, and that alone makes it a good year. Go Rangers!

Janet the tea-vangelist!

For those who know why I became involved in Soylent's packages, today is son's big day.

God bless him...and you & your entire family rse.

 Ann

DebinNC:

Tomorrow Comes!!! Thanks for the link. I sang out loud! (Thank goodness no one is here but the dog)


daddy:

Voting tomorrow afternoon after school. I always take my daughter who at fifteen still loves to go and get a voting sticker.

Porchlight

Congratulations to your son and your family, rse!

Rick Ballard

CH,

The money raised by O'Donnell after Rove's initial comments is rather concrete evidence of his ability to play a particular audience. He's putting on the black mask with Palin for about the same reason. The muddle derives what little information it bothers to glean just about solely from the MFM. If the evil ROVE is against someone, then it's OK for a muddler to consider them. Palin is weak with the muddle because of the MFM's treatment of her.

I don't believe that Rove will manage another specific candidate's campaign any more than Dick Morris or the Ragin' Cajun will do so. He understands that his notoriety prevents him (even if he wished) from doing so. I'd like to hear what he says after he drops the black mask of the campaign moment. I know that Palin has a definite problem with the muddle due to MFM targeting and I'd like to hear him say that he believes she can overcome it. I would strongly support her in either event.

 Ann

rse:

I did not know about your son. Thank him for us and God Bless all of you.

Can you share any details? Looks like we need to start another JOM care package when you get an address. I am in!

centralcal

Ann: I played the Tomorrow Comes link at Lucianne, before I came over here. Great song.

daddy: I voted 2 weeks ago - absentee. Straight Republican ticket, although I had to research the Ca. Supreme Court and Apellate court judges before I filled in the bubble.

Sue

Someone said all of the polls would start reflecting the reality on Monday. Well Monday is here and they are starting to do so. PPP says PA senate and governor are solidly republican. Alaska is Miller 8 points up on Milkcow and McAdams trailing badly. Fiorina is closing fast on Boxer and internal polling shows Whitman tied or up on Brown. WV is still not working for us though. I'm hoping the super-duper wave is upon us.

Captain Hate

Rick if he's playing 6 dimensional chess as you say by being the "heel" (in WWE terms) for the muddle, then he's much better than I thought possible. It has a certain logic to it; ie. conservatives will ignore him and support the candidates anyway. You're as far from an OMG/WTF guy as you can get so I'll accept that for now; although ultimately I think it's a mistake to try and fool people on important things.

Porchlight

Speaking of songs, I've been waiting to post this until tomorrow but I think today is better.

Here is the music (it is a Civil War song, so it is set to Civil War images).

The composer is Henry Clay Work, who also brought us "Grandfather's Clock" and "Come Home, Father" (a Temperance song).


Who Shall Rule This American Nation?


Who shall rule this American nation? Say, boys, say!
Who shall sit in the loftiest station? Say, boys, say!
Shall the man who trampled on the banner?
They who now their country would betray?
They who murder the innocent freed men? Say, boys, say!

No never! no, never! The loyal millions say;
And 'tis they who rule this American nation, They, boys, they!

Who shall rank as the family royal? Say, boys, say!
If not those who are honest and loyal? Say, boys, say!
Then shall one elected as our servant
In his pride, assume a regal way?
Must we bend to the human dictator? Say, boys, say!

No never! no, never! The loyal millions say;
And 'tis they who rule this American nation, They, boys, they!

Shall we tarnish our national glory? Say, boys, say!
Blot one line from the wonderful story? Say, boys, say!
Did we vainly shed our blood in battle?
Did our troops resultless win the day?
Was our time and our treasure all squander'd? Say, boys, say!

No never! no, never! The loyal millions say;
And 'tis they who rule this American nation, They, boys, they!

Vote, vote, vote!

 Ann

cc:

It is a beautiful day here and that song and GWB's pitch just made my morning.

I hope this good feeling endures until every last bastard is thrown out. lol :)

Rick Ballard

CH,

I can't read the muddle - I have no idea why the First Rapist was given a pass. His lip sucking 'I feel your pain' remains in my mind as the most nauseating affectation I have ever seen - yet the muddle bought it, even though 'better put some ice on that' is absolutely the rotting core of that scumbags lack of character.

I have no idea of what has really turned the muddle away from BOzo. I tend to think that it's overexposure but it may be that it's the mismatch of word and deed. In any event - the muddle is fickle and if Rove can help in keeping them headed in the right direction then I hope he keeps it up.

rse

Here's a great article on the new American revolution explaining what is actually going on here to the British.

LUN

Thanks for the thoughts. He definitely undermines the common view of why anyone joins.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--BTW, it is mockmook, not Mockmook.

I've worked so hard to have that lower case; don't disrespect my authority!!!!--

mockmook for Senate, 2012!!!!

rse

Rick-

The linked article says New Yorkers do not see Obama's behavior in office as authentic and that he seems tone-deaf to what America is about and lines that are not to be crossed.

Love the comparison to Obama as a "Gatsby-like figure who had reinvented himself but whose new persona could be sustained only with a tremendous act of will".

I keep remembering the episodes described in R-i-C where the American socialists were overt in their goals just knowing the working people would then join in and being mystified at the resulting horror.

peter

Sue, Glad you are enjoying the World Series. I hope that Cliff Lee keeps the Rangers' hopes alive for another day. Josh Hamilton is paying homage to the Yankees, by going to sleep at the plate.

Ranger

Voting at the polls tomorrow. I've voted early in the past (when I was in school and in the Army) but I am kind of old school, and if I am in town, I vote at the polls on election day. I really doesn't matter any more in Illinois. They changed the law so that you can vote early (either in person or by mail) just because you want to, but it just doesn't feel right to me to do it without a valid reason.

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