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November 16, 2010


Paul Zrimsek

You can always tell when someone's calling to racists with a dog whistle. All the liberals bark.


I'm bad at dog-whistles and bald-faced racism. Is the offending image the Mount Rushmore mockery, or the riddler/free Uncle Sam money mockery?

Don't make me open a Sullivan link.



Andrew Sullivan is bald. Rush Limbaugh is bald. Rush Limbaugh is a racist, therefore Andrew Sullivan is racist. This is known as Washington logic, the founder of which is known as Reidistotle.


Another close race decided:

Joe Walsh Wins IL-08 by 297 Votes
Lake County Clerk ^ | 11/16/2010 | ND76
Posted on Tue Nov 16 2010 16:49:23 GMT-0600 (CST) by nd76

The votes are in from Lake County, Illinois, as of 1626 CST, meaning that all votes are now in. The "Northwest Herald" had reported that Cook County's votes were all in, and, at that point, Walsh lead Melissa Bean by 311 votes district wide.

The Lake County Clerk was the last to report. Of the absentees and provisionals, Walsh got 459 votes, for a total countywide of 55,148, and Bean got 473 votes, for a total countywide of 52,025.

This means that Walsh has a 297 vote lead with all votes now counted.

Congratulations to Joe Walsh!!! GOP member #241 of the 112th Congress.

GOP now +62.


Mount Rushmore.


I'll bet some votes are found in Cook County...


God bless you, Thom. You are probably the only person in America clicking on AS's link..He needs the money what with his legal fees on the immigration case . And then there's the pot charge on federal park land..you can never tell when a repeat of that will require yet more Obama ass kissing.


The graffitti article that TM links to profiles 3 1/2 white artists and one Latino. This strikes me as racist.


I don't know about everyone else, but I'm damn tired of being called a stupid racist by some pink tutu (not Desmond) wearing leftist.

Danube of Thought

Michael Moore had the same insight. And Rachel Maddow. And Janeane Garofalo.

These people are just too smart for us.


Didn't Rush have Clyburn in "Driving Miss Nancy" last week? I knew the dogs were barking over that one - maybe Andy should try to check into that.


Happy Birthday, TM, and thank you for running the best clothing-optional cafe, restaurant and bar in the world!


From Jake Tapper via Twitter:

"GOPers tell WH they cant make Thursday's bipartisan meeting.They gripe WH announced it without their committing. Awesome start."



can someone please explain to me where one gets a whistle for a racist dog?


That's outstanding, cc!

Sullivan indicates Rush's referring to "his gang" is racist. Isn't it racist for Sully to contend gang members are primarily black, especially when it isn't true?

East Bay Jay

Happy Birthday, TM. When you roll up your sleeves and 'crunch' I always enjoy the ride.

I think Rush has developed one of those whistles that can be heard by both people AND dogs. Where I come from we call that a.............whistle.


Re: gangs. No kidding, DebinNC. In my area, gangs are mostly Hmongs and Mexicans. I think Sully is racist - he keeps putting out these (broken) "dog whistles."


Happy Birthday Tom and thanks for the work you do with the blog.


Happy Birthday, TM!

And congratulations to Joe Walsh! Which calls for this.

Strawman Cometh

In other racial news, kumbaya diversity congrats to (Say it like Ahnuld)Caulifornians (/Say it like Ahnuld) children of hispanic descent now make up the majority in your public schools.


Here, Fido.

Rick Ballard

Brooks and Sullivan for Tom's birthday.

Did they formally establish the Crease Admiration Society?

Charlie (Colorado)

These people are just too smart for us.

We're just not on the right mailing lists.


So, thge RNC political director is throwing Steele under the bus, which is fair enough,
but hosannas for Cornyn, something I'm missing here


I guess this explains why Republicans cancelled Thursday's WH-staged photo op.


Dejected House Dems wipe away tears as GOP celebrates victory

House members returned to the nation's capital for the first time since Republicans captured the House two weeks ago.

Freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), who lost her reelection bid, wiped away tears as she hugged fellow members of the class of 2008, many of whom lost on Nov. 2.

Less than three feet away, ousted Nevada freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D) appeared to brush away some tears in a less obvious manner.

The mood was much different on the other side of the aisle.


Does anyone else think it's odd that Michelle is losing another "Chief of Staff?"

She must be most unpleasant to work for.


Debbie Halvorson's loss is like Alan Grayson's...especially sweet

Obama did not promise to deliver the one thing he was capable of delivering -- failure.
That's the ticket !

They had better be thinking about what comes next if the European financial crisis spins out of control. Some very dark clouds over there that could affect us whether we like it or not. LUN.

mel, tell me where I'm wrong, please.


This diagram, really scared the heck out of me, and not just because it looks like a Star
Trek battle scene, in the LUN

Please re-use the Tea Bags

"From Jake Tapper via Twitter:

"GOPers tell WH they cant make Thursday's bipartisan meeting.They gripe WH announced it without their committing. Awesome start."


Th ink the outsiders who are now DC insiders
can govern? The question is; can they
practice governing the way they preach it?

"You really can't make this stuff up -- newly-elected congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) wants to know why his government-subsidized health care won't kick in in time for he and his fellow tea party Republicans to begin their jihad against other people's health insurance"

He wants the Public option...........

LMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!


I'm sorry, but even tho' it is TM's Birthday I'm not clicking on Sullivan. I already did my duty and held my nose and clicked on Brook's, but Sully is a demented, sick, malicious, insecure, frantic, frothing, sad pseudo-Conservative too far.


Narciso, I'm probably missing something, but it looks like a lot of debt cancels out. Like Italy owes Spain $47B, but Spain owes Italy $31B.

Please re-use the Tea Bags

Sorry I took a dump in yer punch bowl.

Just fish it out...............


Happy Birthday, TM!

Thanks for giving us a gift everyday.

Please re-use the Tea Bags


Maguire is a Scorpio. 'Splains alot.

Scorpio Weakness Keywords:
- Jealous
- Obsessive
- Suspicious
- Manipulative
- Unyielding


Germany looks like the U.S.'s China...Everybody in Europe owes it money.


I can cut'n'paste too:
Andy Harris was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and currently lives in Cockeysville, Md. He received both his bachelor's degree and medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Harris is an anesthesiologist.

He has served as a state senator in the Maryland General Assembly for three terms representing Baltimore and Harford counties. He was last elected to his state Senate seat in 2006.

Harris served 17 years in the United States Naval Reserve, including as commanding officer in the Johns Hopkins Naval Reserve Medical Unit from 1989 through 1992.

Harris also has been an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and chief of obstetric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Hmmm...do I believe the resume of a patriot with a formidable record of academic and professional achievement in medicine, or the tired Alinskyite smears of a drunken plagiarist?

You lose again, cleo, but thanks for pointing out that a fellow Blue Jay made it to Congress. I'll have to keep Dr Harris in mind (Do you suppose he prefers 'doctor', 'professor', 'Commander', or 'Representative'?) for a donation in 2012, unless the progs are too demoralized to even mount a challenge by then.

Please re-use the Tea Bags

(Do you suppose he prefers 'doctor', 'professor', 'Commander', or 'Representative'?)

I suspect he objects to the appropriate

Hypocrite du' jour


Happy Birthday, TM. Thanks for being the proprietor of the funnest place for a net.addict to hang out!

Please re-use the Tea Bags

But I'm sure that's lost on bgates who probalbly would accept that title for himself with no embarrassment, whatsoever.


Flotus Makes Bestdressed List


No surprise here: Vogue is out with its "Top 10 Best Dressed" list, and Michelle Obama has won the honor.

Branding Obama "The Independent" the fashion bible's website shows a photo of the first lady stepping off of a plane in a flowing blue and white dress.

Vogue has also released a "Best Dressed" edition that hits newsstands this week.

The special issue features Obama sporting designers Moschino, Peter Som, Tracy Reese, Narciso Rodriguez and others.

Vogue’s at-large editor, Andre Leon Talley says of Obama: "Style is not an afterthought to this wife and mother committed to national service; whether she is frolicking on the White House lawn in Converse or at an awards dinner in Michael Kors scarlet chiffon, she always looks elegant and appropriate to the occasion and to our modern times."

Obama, Tally says, "has made an interest in and love of fashion - having fun with it, the way it can make one feel good about oneself - accessible to all. But beyond her wardrobe, it is her confidence, sense of purpose and grace she wears best of all."

I have 245 pictures that prove the opposite but let's just talk about confidence, sense of purpose and grace, shall we:


Sorry for the long post..
posted by: anndressed :)


So some one who understands the complex issues involved, no wonder the Cabalist is out in force


Happy Birthday, Esteemed Blog Host! Enjoy!
tomorrow is John Boehner's birthday. coincidence?.....


I guess Cleo missed the story the other day about all the unions and the health reform advocacy group that requested waivers from Obama care after fighting so hard to get it passed.


Happy Birthday, TM! And thank you for you great work.


Just back from stocking up on trip books from the Library.

In the new non-fiction section was startled to see two brand new copies of Conventional Idiocy by ex-CNN moron Rick Sanchez.
At 26 bucks a copy, how the heck is our Library, which is always screaming about budget cuts etc, purchasing 2 brand new copies of this unreadable idiocy, which is listed at $26.00 a copy?

As of 31 Sept Mediaite reported Sanchez's book "...is currently ranked 3,972 on Amazon and 14,307 on Barnes & Noble."

On the Amazon link, there are currently 41 copies available at $2.50 each, and 20 copies available at $1.48.

Gave it about a 5 minute glance through.

I want my 5 minutes back:(

I'm used now to the 2 copies of every Obama book, the twin Al Gore's, the double John Kerry's, the multiple Clintons and Global Warmings and Save the Earth's and all the rest, but 2 copies of fired moron Rick Sanchez, who can't even find Hawaii on a map? Geezus Kay. I don't even want to think about how much waste, fraud and abuse is going on in the bowels of our Nation's Library's. Ughh!

Jim Treacher

Only black people do graffiti and also racists are racist because they're racist.


Maguire is a Scorpio.

The astrology is settled.

hit and run

The image [of Obama] above appears on Rush Limbaugh's Web site. Is any American more adept at exploiting racial dog whistles?

"Andrew Sullivan talks about me like a dog."
--stuff Obama (almost) said.

But forget racist dog-whistles. It's the 666th day of Obama's Reign.

I've heard rumors that he's a luciferian.

It's a Cerberus-whistle.

Happy Birthday TM!

50 years ago today,Clark Gable left us. Both he and Tom are white. But neither were luciferians.


It must be a dull day on the rialto when Jim Treacher deigns to stop by here.

hit and run

On this day in history,George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to the position of Secretary of State. It was 2004,which was not Bush's 666th day in office. It was his 1,397th.

Unlike TM,she is black and a woman. And also unlike TM she was the first person to be both black and a woman to hold the position of Secretary of State.

It must be a dull day on the rialto
Dude. It's November 16th.

hit and run

On this day in history,Nancy Pelosi was selected by her party to become the first woman Speaker of the House.

Unlike TM,Pelosi promptly grabbed the keys to the car,slammed it into (D),steered the car in a NewD irection and ran us all into a (D)itch.

I hope TM got a Slurpee with a candle on it to celebrate today.


Really OT and stupid but watch out:

Sullivan's next big Palin controversy is going to be tonight's Dancing With The Stars decision. Bristol Palin made it to the finals depriving a black girl, Brandy from continuing ... brace yourself for the MSM outrage.

We are all Racist Tea-baggers now.

After the results of this evening, I am sure the civil rights division of the DOJ will investigate the voting on DWTS in 1..2..3..


"Unlike TM,she is black and a woman"

On this date in 1852 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was published.

Allen West

"We are all Racist Tea-baggers now."

Redundancy will get you a ride on the bus if accompanied by a token.



I just read a few comments at DWTS on Facebook. Yikes. There are some really bitter and hateful people out there.


Happy birthday, dear leader. You're the bestest!


Li'l help,

Anybody have a link to the chords or sheet music for the following tune:

You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me.

An old Billy Holiday tune written by Goodhart, Al; Hoffman, Al; Kurtz, Mann. I can find the Lyrics all over the place but not the chords.

I like this version by ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql68UIOnAys"> Lisa Ekdahl (tho' minus the kitty-cat).

Melinda Romanoff


We already are the "lender of last resort" to Europe. There are swap lines, in place, to the ECB, by the Fed. The storms over there will, with out fail, be felt here. What comes first will be the question, a spiteful Congress, China's collapse through strangling controls, or Europe trying to kick it all down the road just a few more months.

Oh, and Congress is taking up fresh legislation, this week, to make the foreclosure problem go away, expost facto like. I see no correlations to the 1850's at all.

Or 1907.

Jim Ryan

Has anyone noticed that every since Barry went down in flames about a year ago, the lefty trolls got nothin'? Even he of the percocet and vodka habit has reached the point where you fall asleep before the end of his droppings.

Melinda Romanoff


Start digging here. The family sheet business bends more to the classical.

But I'll put out some inquiries.



Yes, and we will see them in all their liberal glory tomorrow.

It is so predictable.

It must scare the BEJESUS out of them that we don't agree that the "Car Of The Year" is the CHEVY VOLT from Motor Trend and Automobile.

That the "Top 10 Best Dressed" list honored Michelle Obama.

That Glenn Beck was right!

That we really miss President Bush.


Cancun Climate "Change" Conference Clowns

Here's one of the most bald-faced admissions I've ever seen of what a shakedown it is.

"Mexico vows to recover trust for Cancun climate conference"
Source: Xinhua [May 23 2010]

"'The most important thing to do in preparations for the UN climate change conference in Cancun is to recover trust,' Mexican Environment Minister Juan Rafael Elvira Quezada said Friday. 'Many countries in the world "unfortunately lost their trust" after the Copenhagen conference last December,' Elvira told Xinhua in an interview....

He added developed countries and developing countries should first reach a concrete agreement at the upcoming conference, with the former giving the latter the aid they promised to relieve the effects of the climate change.

'The developed countries committed to give 10 billion US dollars, we want to see where the money is ... if we see any signs the developed countries are going to give the aid, we can restore the trust in them during the conference in Cancun,' Elvira said. 'I don't think we can reach a big agreement, if we see no financial aid promise fulfilled when the COP16 (UN climate change conference) opens in Cancun,' Elvira added."


So then Elvira visits China who promises him their support in shaking down the West, of course, for their own geopolitical reasons.

Frau Reisetante

"We're just not on the right mailing lists."
I get enough junk mail as it is. Oh, can we still say "junk"?


You really outdid yourself today with multiple posts on your natal day. May you have many more!


Latest tidbit from Ulsterman


Jim Ryan

Was the "junk" guy the "don't tase me bro" guy by any chance?

tommy mc donnell

there is a lot more anti-white racism on the left than there is racism on the right. and that anti-white racism has been embraced by liberal america and the democratic party.

Frau Reisetante

Happy Birthday, TM. Where would *we* be without you? Thanks for your continued hospitality and tolerance.



Tgt: Strong kicked out of China
Tgt: Climate Clowns kicked out of Cancun

What is most hated in the Mexican culture?

I once said "shhhhh" politely to a multi-entry felon and he just about went berzerk. I couldn't understand it. Maybe just him or maybe something in the culture.

So - 13 days to conference time: 29 Nov-10 Dec.

Crowds of well-wishers in Cancun blowing their vuvuzelas :)


Thanks for the lead Melinda,

It's a nice little tune, probably fairly simple, but not in the half dozen fake books I have for old tunes. Am a guitar guy, so usually I do this free http://www.chordie.com/browsesong.php/a.php?filter="> Chordie web site, or this ">http://www.jumbojimbo.com/lyrics.php?songid=2908&type=chords"> Jumbo site, since both have good selections of old Jazz tunes with decent guitar chords attached.


"It must scare the BEJESUS out of them that we don't agree that the "Car Of The Year" is the CHEVY VOLT from Motor Trend and Automobile."

After they had the Renault "Le Car" as car of the year, I totally quit paying attention. The thing redefined pile of junk, and anyone who bought one knew it by the time the article came out.


Thanks for all your fabulous reporting on the Alaska Senate Race. Boo Hiss it looks like Murky is going to win. Oh well what goes around comes around. Her Waterloo and comeuppance will arrive on schedule some day.Unfortunately I don't think she has learned her lesson and will continue to take the voters for granted.


Insty links this story showing Lisa Murcowskee is leading the pro Pork Faction. ">http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/16/murkowski-leads-gop-pork-addicts-in-rogue-movement-to-flout-earmark-ban/"> Murkowski leads GOP pork addicts ‘going rogue’ in movement to flout earmark ban

Sadly it's no surprise to JOMer's, but hopefully she'll piss us off so quick that before the Alaskan vote count is completed, enough folks up here will wake up and complain that their Write-In votes for Lisa were illegal so don't count 'em. Too bad it'll never happen, but I'd love to see it.

Talk Radio addressed her rude dissing of Sara today, and it seems now Lisa will be the MSM's "Go To "Republican" to diss Palin from here on out.

Sorry guys. I tried my best.


You know, all the terrorists have to do is queue up in the security line and set the damn bomb off before they ever reach the scanner or the groper.

It would probably kill and injure as many or more than a plane crashing. It lacks the spectacular plane dropping from the sky visuals, but 3 or 4 or more of these going off would be a bad visual for Napolitano's thugs.

Every boundary the government erects is just another choke point for a bomber to exploit.

Realistically, there should be no security checkpoints in the airport AT ALL. The folks on the plane are the only true security check on the terrorists actions that has a realistic chance of stopping them with no damage. All the rest is just kabuki.


Don't know if you saw this on the other thread, daddy -- what are the possibilities for filing endless ethics complaints against your Evil Lt Gov? After all the first dozen or two wouldn't even have to be frivolous, right?


Carp, Stephanie, you should send that photo to the Weekly Standard:

Interestingly, how things have CHANGED:

LOL :)


Was the "junk" guy the "don't tase me bro" guy by any chance?

No, I think he was the "sod off, swampy" guy.


No, you did above and beyond the call of duty,
daddy, when they just flat out throw out the rulebook there's nothing one can do, and she has shown there's nothing she won't do to us,
once she recovers the post. It's a real shame


Great idea, Stephanie! The way it's going, terrorists accomplish the curtailment of our freedom without even exploding bombs. The free flow of life in America gets stopped instead of the terrorists.



we're their lender of last resort and we're lending them Chinee money. Or is it sovereign wealth funds from the ME? Or God forbid, Russian Mafia money? The big money balloon is deflating, but the medium of exchange itself is suspect.

Bottom line is that the QE and liquidity crisis and inflation are all going to put incredible pressure on paper/electronic currencies. Once it goes whoosh, who and what will we trust? Continental Dollars? Artificially propped RMB (by the way the RE bubble and bank crises there have not yet been dealt with).

Yes, 1907 and 1893 come to mind. Worthless equities at the heart of it but now with sovereign failures galore.

Hey, maybe the Department of Homeland Security can set up booths in the Folsom and charge for package checks.



you just described a lot of the worst suicide bombings in Iraq, especially. Crowded markets....200-300 dead and hundreds wounded.

Same in Nairobi and Tanzania. This is just one more way for them to wage economic warfare against the West. They have stated repeatedly that this is a part of their arsenal; to bankrupt us. Then again, with friends like us, who needs enemas?

Moral Terpitude

nhofe said his Republican colleagues won’t mind if he seeks earmarks, despite that the caucus just voted to ban them.

Asked if there would be repercussions for violating the ban, Inhofe said, “No, I don’t think so, I think they understand, these are all decent people. They may be wrong, but they’re decent.”



I know, Matt. I just wonder why these oh, so smart security people insist on putting targets ON our backs.

If I were to target Disney, a football game or any airport in the US, I would strap bombs to folks and have them walk right into the middle of the security checkpoint. Point being - the outer marker of any security perimeter is, by definition, the most vulnerable because outside of that perimeter is "non-secured."

If anyone is interested in flying without all the hassles, I suggest Marquis Jet or one of the up and coming corporate jet lines that fly out of smaller airports. No security at all - other than the pilot assessing you before he allows you to board.

We are looking at doing this for spring break. 10 of us on the flight to Key West, and we don't have to be at the airport 2 hours before the flight or subject ourselves to indignities. Many corporate jets are also accepting hitchhikers when they have space.


Yep, 1..2..3:

Bristol Palin’s dancing on TV set off man in standoff, complaint says


That's you're neck of the woods, right , PD

Dave (in MA)

Porchlight, not only did I guess that was going to be a Joe Walsh tune, I also figured it'd be Funk #49.


not only did I guess that was going to be a Joe Walsh tune, I also figured it'd be Funk #49.

How could it be anything else? It was the first thing that I thought of.

Glad we're on the same page. ;)

"And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women - except, of course --those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape 'kit 'n' stuff," Fey said. "But for everybody else, it's a win-win. Unless you're a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years - whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know - actually, I take it back. The whole thing's a disaster."

(Video: Watch Fey's unedited remarks; the key passage is in the second video, starting at about 12 minutes, 30 seconds)

But that's not what viewers heard when PBS and WETA (channel 26) broadcast an edited version of Fey's speech on Sunday.

The Democratic Party's Herbert Hoover-like response to high unemployment cost them their majority, a member of the House Democratic leadership team said Tuesday.

"what are the possibilities for filing endless ethics complaints against your Evil Lt Gov?"


I may be mistaken but I think that that rule was changed this last Legislative session due to all the stuff that happened to Sara, but even if it wasn't, this guy is gone from office come January and replaced by a guy who so far is a decent Conservative. I just doubt that anything would come of it, especially in this recent climate of Lawless Electioneering. There seems to me to be so much more flagrant stuff being down right out in plain sight that demands looking at, so I just doubt any more Ethics complaints are going to get any sort of attention like they did when they were strategically aimed at trashing Sara Palin.

iPhone 4 insurance

There is a good thing about being bald. You don't have to loose confidence or lower your morale if you have hair loss. This is just how nature works. There is still beauty in being. I have seen one featured episode in the television about how can you improve your grooming although you are bald. That was really amazing.


The twit from Upper Darby couldn't be bothered
with the truth, namely the domestic partnership vote she did in 2006; my recollection is that they didn't change the
ethics complaint process


"Oh, and Congress is taking up fresh legislation, this week, to make the foreclosure problem go away, expost facto like."

Actually, What they will be voting on will be to end the Rule of Law in the USA, IMO. They just won't call it that.


The Lame Duck session of Congress would have never happened if Congress was a private company. The security guards would have taken their keys and escorted the lame duck Democrats off the Property.


"my recollection is that they didn't change the
ethics complaint process"

Narciso I was confident you would know and I think you are probably right on that. I remember them saying they were going to look at it, but since it was only used as a tool to destroy Sara I think they just sort of gave it a pass. Thanks for keeping up on all this. Am looking forward to MeFolkes helping to figure this place out. Don't know if you saw that his Ketchikan Rep (former Republican Speaker) is being asked to resign by the local rag down there. Have no idea who owns it, but I can guess where they might get some of their money.


Face it. Bristol is not the dancer that Brandy is. Brandy should have been in the final.

It appears that the vote was political. And enough dance-watching tea parties decided to vote with their Blackberries . . . which should give libs, progs, and the MSM pause... and agita.

The David Brooks and E. J. Dionnes of the world can't abide that tea parties are not organized, but they are unified that government taxes too much, spends too much, meddles to much... and that the Alinsky-smear against the Palins was uncalled for.


Most graffiti artists were, in fact, Latino.

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