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November 14, 2010

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Danube of Thought

"Jeez, we'd love to stay for the highlight reel of your campaign speeches, but..."

jimmyk

I think we have a winner. LOL, DOT.

anduril

Glen Greenwald points out some hypocrisy:

UPDATE: Adam Serwer recalls that in 2007, Nancy Pelosi visited Syria -- she didn't pledge to side with them against her own country, just visited them -- and Eric Cantor himself was one of the many Republicans accusing her of likely having committed a crime. Cantor wrote: "Several leading legal authorities have made the case that [Pelosi's] recent diplomatic overtures ran afoul of the Logan Act, which makes it a felony for any American 'without authority of the United States' to communicate with a foreign government to influence that government's behavior on any disputes with the United States."

As Serwer writes: "Based on Cantor's own standard, he's just committed a felony." For Cantor, the operative term distinguishing his conduct from Pelosi's is presumably "foreign government," which -- in Cantor's mind -- applies to those with whom Pelosi met but not to those with whom Cantor met. Steve Benen correctly argues that "this is a legitimate scandal worthy of far more attention"; the fact that it won't receive any real attention tells you all you need to know. Had Cantor done this with any foreign nation other than Israel, this would easily be the leading political controversy of the week.

Serwer's point is well taken--in Cantor's mind "Israel's security is synonymous with America's security." Based on this bizarre version of reality it's understandable that Cantor can't distinguish between the two countries and so would think that Israel is not a foreign government. Presumably Cantor chose to discuss foreign policy with Netanyahu as part of his projected budget cutting--we save money by subcontracting foreign policy to a foreign government!

Buford Gooch

Synchronize your watches. He self destructs in 12 minutes, 37 seconds.

Buford Gooch

OK who passed gas in here?

Que Blammo?

What, nobody yawning in unison?
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Thanks, Anduril.  You know I love you.

My irony of the week: Greenwald pointing out hypocrisy.
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jimmyk

"I am not moving until you peons get those teleprompters working properly."

anduril

Heh. The reality challenged community here.

Or so I've heard.

Reality, Anduril? Fah. Listen son, it's truth and beauty. That's all there is to know and all ye need to know.
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Clarice

As to the second photo..my choice is "Do you think I really look like Benito?"

hit and run

TM:
FWIW, I can't find that picture at the White House site; it may have been removed, or I may not be on top of their search functions. Or both, of course.

Here's the photo you're referring to,on the WH flickr page...

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And while we're there,how about a Biden-Obama fist bump while Jarret looks on approvingly...

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bgates

"...so I have to look down over my nose like this, otherwise I can't see my mirror."

"I'm not going back to the press conference until they apologize for not asking how much I enjoyed my trip to Asia."

"Seconds before the least successful trust fall in White House history"

Clarice

Yessir..good old vice president Joe Impeachment Insurance.

Jack is Back!

Jarret looks like she has been to Dunkin Donuts more than once (a day).

Captain Hate must be biting his nails and chugging lots of P.O.C. with the game tied up the way it is and the Browns finding another way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

"I am looking for a sign that I am who Axe and Plouffe say I am"

Jack is Back!

I think in order to make NFL games more exciting and also more controversial, they should not allow FG's in the first OT. Only a TD or Safety can win games in the 1st OT. After that because of fatigue factors and TV commitments you go to the FG. And how about the way the Jags ended their game with the Texans. May be the play of the year in the NFL.

hit and run

Obama Focused Laser-Like on . . . Fore More Years!
Obama's Focus: Fore More Years

bgates

For Hit's 2nd:

"See? I can even punch his hand and he still won't wake up."

"Dang! This Rock-Paper-Sideways Rock thing is really hard."

"Now open your eyes, and you'll see I've made your Starbucks disappear from my hand completely."

"Hey, you pulled my finger."

and now for some really, really dark humor:

"The President and Vice President of the United States of America".

Publius from Idaho

Second photo:

"If they are not going to let me join their meeting, I'll just stand out here until they miss me".

Janet the tea-vangelist!

TM's 2nd picture - "I refuse to move until somebody gets me my smokes."
The guy on the phone is contacting R.J. Reynolds notifying the company of the national emergency.

BR

JOMOs are so funny. Over at Wizbang we used to have caption contests and everybody would dutifully write their brilliant ideas. Here, the renegades post their own pictures!

Janet the tea-vangelist!

TM's 2nd picture, the guy on the left is thinking..."Please God, kill me now."

So, I banned myself.

No caption contests at Wizbang anymore? I loved them. I used to be sure I'd win every week, and every time the top five were better. Wizbang was great, but I really got exercised over Kevin's disemvoweling of the most clever commenter of all, the bird guy.
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Pops

It's pretty clear that the second picture (Which you can see more of the first time posted) is Obama waiting for the aide on the right to get his blackberry e-mail up.

He's on the phone with tech support, while Obama stands and waits, fed up that he has to wait to read the latest Soros instructions.

Dave (in MA)

"Guys, I hope you enjoy your complimentary Me watches as much as Me and Michelle do. Teeny little pop-up TelePrompters tell you the time on the hour."

Captain Hate

Captain Hate must be biting his nails and chugging lots of P.O.C. with the game tied up the way it is and the Browns finding another way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Not happy at all right now although it's only a game and it's not like they were going to the playoffs this year. Jets are pretty damn lucky that the Browns didn't come up with an interception in regulation and did make one in OT that pinned them deep, after which they played to win and ended up losing. Then again you make your own luck and the Jets defense played better than the Patriots, Saints and Stoolers did.

Stephanie

"Hang on, don't leave - I know it's getting close to sundown, but I'm having your prayer stuff brought in here so you can pray to me.. uhhh, Allah, uhhhh, God errr... WHERE IS MY HALO?!?!?."

Pops

The Republicans should propose a scoring tax on the NFL to make the game more FAIR and level the playing field for all. There is no reason why just because one team made the effort to put more points on the board, doesn't meran we can't share those points with the less fortunate.

They most likely got the points by cheating anyway. So let's tax each touchdown 3 points and give those to the losing side.

This would be a great educational tool for the liberals, and we could do the same for football player salaries. Why does the Quarterback need to make more than the thrid string punter? We just tax the quarterback and spread the wealth throughout the team.

Come to think of it, tickets would be alot cheaper if we just federalized the whole sport and made the players government employees.

Pops

Perhaps the Republicans could give Obama a little of his own 'share the wealth' to teach him a lesson. They should legislate that all incomes made by all executive branch personel are to be socialized across the staff. That is all salaries will be put into one pot and split evenly for all workers.

That way the driver makes the same as the President, and the Secretary makes the same as the chief of staff, etc. etc.

What's Obama going to say? He needs the money more then they do?? That making less compensation will make his staff less productive? He may run into a staff retention problem?

These are committed leftists, why would they leave, complain or work less just because they insomce has been socialized??

sbw

Turn out the lights, the party's over!

hit and run

sbw:
Turn out the lights, the party's over!

I Blame Chris Christie!

The Berenstain's Bears 'Too Much Birthday'.  I say it's been Mirthday.

Yep, it's Val Jarrett's Birthday.
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BR

Yeah, I haven't been to Wizbang in donkey's years. But I still laugh over the best joke you ever made for a Wizbang thread and you wrote it here at JOM: "F Major suite is fulfilling." Remember the stereo silicon implants techy thread when I was trying to keep Plamegate alive over there?

Jack is Back!

Pops,

Only problem with your proposal is that Libs mostly don't watch football. Too violent & hurtful. Plus the NFL don't stone women or have a "Free Mumai" campaign.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

...no Che images on the uniforms.

But I've spread myself too thinly.

Cap'n Mnemo is not my friend, but I recall many good times.
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bgates

"POUTUS".

(Pouting President of the United States, that is.)

I think we're going to have a lot of opportunity to use that one in the next couple of years.

Extraneus

Guess this caption contest is already won. (Click image for full-size view.)

maryrose

All Obama's talk about sitting in the back of the {bus} or car and fighting our American enemies is classism at its worst. My sister always said that Obama{as seen in picture number 2} has his nose up in the air. Notice the visible sneer on his face. He does think that he is better than everyone else. I remember during the campaign ; he would go into a coffee shop and he couldn't relate to the people.In contrast Fox News had John Thune talking to ordinary people and going hunting with some friends in South Dakota.Kerry tried pretending to be a hunter in Ohio whlie we all knew his true self was that guy windsurfing off the Cape. be who you are. Obama's an elitist pure and simple.

Pops

First picture caption has to be:

"Now, Michelle will be down in about 20 minutes, can you all stay that long?"

flodigarry

DOT - it struck me the same way, though my caption is along the lines if: "oh dear, look at the time, our cab is waiting, so unfortunately we must bid adieu...."

Pops

"I hope you can stay; our chef makes a great pork barbecue. Suey, that suckers good."

flodigarry

if = of

Danube of Thought

Could be, "Stay for the girls' dance recital? Hey, we'd love to, but..."

Pops

"He's been standing like that ever since they took away the teleprompter, its been over a hour...can we go?"

Pops

"OK, first one to tell me the time doesn't have to stay for my speech".

Extraneus

Don't like Sarah Palin's Alaska? How about Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco?

(Not safe for work, home or clubhouse.)

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Oh my goodness Extraneus...how sad are those pictures. Middle America needs to see some of that depravity to know what is going on.
Those are never the anti-war people pictured in the press or on tv....or the gay pride people.
Is that the society we want? Is that what sexual "freedom" looks like when the prudish Bible believers are marginalized?

What a great post though...Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco.

matt

"Really, Barry, we'd love to have you over, but we're all playing pinochle back at the Willard, and it just doesn't work with a fifth player."

narciso

"Palomino, Palomino," that wasn't nearly enough of a warning Ex, 'these goggles they do nothin'

wnmc

Uh, uh - uh- you know, if you guys give me a little more time, uh, uh uh I will have something to contribute...

If I hold my head this way like Napoleon, maybe then! They'll think I am a leader.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

In the original posts at Zombietime there are policemen standing around while some of the worst things are going on. Total lawlessness.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

First picture - "Looks like you win Bebe. We bet he'd quit talking after 30 minutes, but he's still going strong."

BR

Cool, Cap'n Mnemo.
I knew you'd lead me back to India.
And for that Kali grants you total recall through laughter :)

Mnemonic - Gk - men - Avestan of the Eternal Flame - mainiius - spirit

Sanskrit the Divine Language - Amrita (immortal/immortality) — a designation of the deathless Spirit (âtman); also the nectar of immortality which transforms the body into a “divine body” (divya-deha).

Dave (in MA)

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTIgjXuWq6ZupCs1u-tsnLVHyHkytefmXP1T7nj-TizeBrmOk1o>

NO-D glasses from Zappa.com.
Print them on cardboard and cut them out for safe viewing of Ex's link.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

LOL Dave!

JM Hanes

"Bor - ing."

China Hands, Ho!

LUN for the only climate blogging on Cancun I can find.
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Were they free range rats?

Scroll down for 'How to kill a rat'.
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Jim Ryan

Kim, I'm pondering that rat story. Allegory? Um...

Let's have a Congressional investigation.

Sounds like they forgot the rat doctor for the waterboarding.
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PD

P091610PS-0004

I want to know why Obama and Biden are punching Jarrett's breast.

Frau Hochzeitstag

Barack, I don't care what you say. Bibi, these are not middle eastern bed bugs, are they? Look one is walking up your arm!

BR

Ha ha ha, PD. New mammagrams under Obamacare?

Stephanie

Hope everyone enjoyed "Sarah Palin's Alaska" tonight.

Threadkiller

"Tell Threadkiller it is my Constitution and if we don't play my way, we don't play at all!"

lift chair

This photos show that a president can have a lighter side sometimes. Having a busy schedules and all the meetings, it is important for the president to mingle and unwind. Together with the other president and prime ministers, this is a good opportunity. Thanks a lot for sharing such lovely photos.

daddy

Kim,

The UK's Guardian has a webpage set up for the ">http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cancun-climate-change-conference-2010"> Cancún climate change conference 2010, with a bunch of links. As huge cheerleaders for Climate Change Regulations, they seem pretty pessimistic about any results, but are hoping that with such low expectations things may actually be accomplished under the radar screen since nobody will be watching and therefore there won't be big pressure by attendees to grandstand for the Press as at Copenhagen.

Absolutely nothing on the BBC website which I find very surprising, and their paid propagandist Richard Black seems to have gone completely missing since late October.

I also agree with you on it being great that ">http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100063465/telegraph-blogger-james-delingpole-wins-bastiat-prize-for-online-journalism/"> James Delingpole of the UK Telegraph won that Bastiat Award for online Journalism. He really has done great service over ClimateGate. It's worth remembering that the first CRU leaked e-mails were initially given to Roger Harrabin, the BBC's Environment Analyst, who sat on his ass and didn't touch the biggest Environmental story in a hundred years, so that the leaker had to dump the stuff wholesale for the Blogosphere to finally get the word out. Delingpole I would think has to take satisfaction in that.

Pagar

Good Post Daddy!

I find the EU Referendum site to be the quickest way to review the British effort destroy themselves by their overwhelming endorsement of AGW. This article came from their site.

The Climate Change Scare is Dying-but do our MPs notice.

Second Article from EU Referendum.

Scotland risking a Blackout to go Green.

England, Scotland, the US etc, refusing to build any logical amount of electricity production plants. China has gone wild producing plants. France claims over 80% of their electrical needs come from nuclear. No country has any chance of success without electrical power.

Jack is Back!

Mak,ala,aka JOMOs,

Well it appears that the number one issue facing the intrepid American today is whether it is more noble to submit to a full body scan or a touchy-feely full body grope. But then there is also the possibility that they will just can the TSA. LUN

Clarice

ATTN
MESSAGE FROM SOYLENT;
All:

Please stop all care packages to my current address at FOB Ramrod
immediately. I will be returning to my former duty station at KAF in
two weeks and I don't know whether things will forward on to me there
correctly.

I'll let everyone know when I get back.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Thanks for the message Clarice.

Porchlight

Hope everyone enjoyed "Sarah Palin's Alaska" tonight.

I did, Stephanie. The whole family watched it. My girls esp. liked seeing Piper learning to fish.

Jack is Back!

Over at The Corner, there are posts by Lopez regarding the cruise. On these cruises, they use satellite coverage for internet access. I wonder if our JOM cruisers are going to buy a 250 minute package and keep us up to date on the topics, presenters and scuttlebutt?

BTW, anyone know who all is on the cruise from JOM?

Janet the tea-vangelist!

I think Jane, Caro, & (another)Barbara from Hawaii.

Rob Crawford

This photos show that a president can have a lighter side sometimes.

He gets that from his mother.

(Seriously? Lighter side? The photo of him in in trademark "looking at the stars" nose-in-the-air pose?)

Sue

BTW, anyone know who all is on the cruise from JOM?

No, but I can tell you who didn't go on the cruise. ::sad face::

How 'bout them Boys?

rse

Aren't Man Tran and spouse also on the cruise?

hit and run

Sue:
How 'bout them Boys?

It's not often that 10 weeks into the season,a team -- in the course of a single game -- doubles its number of wins for the season.

rse

Britannica Blog has done it again to go back to last week's post on the black-white reading gap.

LUN is the story that says nary a word about the high rate of single parent homes and how that might impact the requisite verbal interactions before kindergarten that are a prerequisite for successful reading.

No, it's a matter of not enough resources for the schools and especially not enough books featuring African American culture to engage the students.

My kids all loved all the Anansi the trickster spider stories but I don't suppose those count.

Lots of spurious coverage of a known problem now that the Reps control spending in the House and many state legislatures. Setting up that grievance reflex voting instinct for 2012.

narciso

Remember when the breakdown of the Time " Man of the Year" panel was described, well they don't dissapoint in being utterly clueless, in the LUN

Melinda Romanoff

rse-

Yes, Man Tran and spouse are there. I spoke to him Saturday, before they flew down to Lauderdale.

Melinda Romanoff

hit-

You'se cold, man.

Jack is Back!

Though not a Cowboy fan [I am a dyed-in-the-wool Redskin], I did like the brutal ass-kicking they gave the Giants and that pain-in-the-ass Tom Coughlin. Just the difference in body language between him and Jason Garrett was worth watching. And how can you not like Garrett and what he has done in one week by applying grown-up discipline to a team that sort of resembled Obama - we are the ones we have been waiting for kind of team personality - we are the chosen ones - we deserve to win without practicing - attitude. One week and a total personality change and 180 degree different locker room.

Well done Jason Garrett. Now every team remaining on the Cowboy's schedule know they have a "dangerous" team they are going up against. No playoffs but they represent a very tough game for their opponents.

Captain Hate

narc, as bad as that list is (and it is witlessly out of touch; as one commenter says The Tea Party should be the choice) I think it's pretty significant that they don't even pretend that Jugears McFly, or anybody associated with him, qualifies. Is Jay Carney still on Il Douche's team? If so they must not be taking his calls.

PD

they don't even pretend that Jugears McFly, or anybody associated with him, qualifies

Why, how can that be? He has a Nobel, you know.

Captain Hate

JiB, you can't be a Skins fans while praising the Pukes. Unpossible. You should be pointing out the lack of character the Girls typically displayed by packing it in for Sad Santa.

Sue

Hit,

::sigh:: I know. Let me have a moment, 'kay?

DebinNC

I think Time should choose dynamic duo Pelosi and Palin.

Extraneus

How about those Jets, though? [cough]

Strawman Cometh

uh, Hit - Glass House Alert - our beloved benighted Panthers have had that opportunity lo these many weeks and have yet to grasp it.
On the other hand, Duke is playing basketball again, so we've got that going for us.

narciso

And this one qualifies for a thread I think, do they just drain all of the common sense, when you hit flag rank, in the LUN

Captain Hate

Ext, the Jets were pretty lucky but to give them their due, they make their own luck. Their D played the Browns tougher than either the Saints or Patriots did so the win was no fluke. The Browns db Elam *had* to come up with that interception in regulation in the red zone where they got a field goal. Plus the Browns D line had to sack a gimpy Sanchez when they had the chance.

The Browns still have a few holes but the development that Mangini has accomplished with a rookie QB who was almost an afterthought in the draft is very encouraging. I'm a bit concerned with how durable Hillis will be with his kamikaze running style but it's worked so far.

Porchlight

Rangel has apparently walked out of his hearing.

anduril

Is JOM great or what? I mean, you can come here and get news that the MSM won't touch with a ten foot pole. For example, remember the AIPAC Spy Case, featuring Larry Franklin, Steve Rosen and Ken Weissman? Well, political pressure in the Obama DOJ (like, DUH!) got the Rosen/Weissman indictment quashed, but Rosen's civil suit for defamation is ongoing and is causing increasing heartburn at AIPAC--so much so that they're willing to release highly discreditable information. As the author of this piece says, this could only be because AIPAC feels its fighting for its life. The article is:

AIPAC Bares All to Quash Lawsuit
Sex, spies, and videotape

and the author is Grant Smith. Here are some excerpts:

On Nov. 8, 2010, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) filed a massive 260-page motion [.pdf] in the District of Columbia Superior Court. It asks Judge Erik Christian to dismiss former AIPAC employee Steven J. Rosen’s $20 million defamation suit. In October the court dismissed all counts of the March 2009 lawsuit except for Rosen’s claim of harm over AIPAC statements to the press that he did not uphold its standards of conduct. Rosen and AIPAC have – until now – abstained from filing damaging information about the internal workings of AIPAC in court. AIPAC’s willingness to publicly air some extremely sordid and revealing content to get the remaining count thrown out before an alternative dispute resolution hearing begins in December is a sign that AIPAC is now fighting for its life, or – as one former AIPAC attorney put it – “reason for being.” If Rosen proves in court that AIPAC has long handled classified information while lobbying for Israel, the worn public pretense that AIPAC is anything but a stealth extension of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs – from which it emerged in 1951 – will end forever.

Rosen filed his civil suit after adverse judicial rulings made his (and coworker Keith Weissman’s) prosecution under the Espionage Act unlikely. Col. Lawrence Franklin pled guilty to passing classified national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it while Rosen and Weissman were indicted in 2005 for their role in the espionage affair. Although prosecutors reluctantly dropped [.pdf] their indictment in May 2009 – as AIPAC carefully notes in its filing – Rosen was never acquitted. Outstanding questions in the defamation suit about classified-information trafficking have now placed AIPAC in a bind. If AIPAC financially settles with Rosen, it will signal to the American people and attentive law enforcement officials that it is honoring a previous compensation deal to pay Rosen off after the spy flap subsided. On May 11, 2010, Rosen revealed an e-mail to Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein asserting that AIPAC promised “when this is over we will do right by Steve.” But it’s now far from clear whether AIPAC has the financial wherewithal or donors willing to honor such a – possibly illegal – commitment.

AIPAC’s massive filing is mostly derived from transcribed videotaped depositions taken during a lengthy discovery process. AIPAC’s confrontational lead counsel, Thomas L. McCally, forced Rosen to admit that after AIPAC fired him, he tapped some of its biggest donors for cash. Through conduits, bundlers, and payments carefully structured below the gift tax limits, Daniel Abraham, Haim Saban, Newton Becker, Larry Hochberg, Fred Schwartz, Walter Stern, and other angels ponied up almost $1 million to Rosen between the moment AIPAC fired him and the day he joined the Middle East Forum as a visiting fellow. Rosen’s solicitations may have permanently broken such donor ties to AIPAC. Between 2007 and 2008 AIPAC’s revenue plunged 14 percent from $71 million to $61 million during a period the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported record donations to internationally oriented nonprofits. In 2008, AIPAC had to tap some of its $50 million in reserves to cover a $2.8 million budget shortfall.

AIPAC is firing its best shot now because it needs to get the case thrown out before Rosen can unleash a return salvo of “about 180” internal AIPAC documents showing that it routinely gathered “inside” (Rosen’s preferred euphemism for classified) information from U.S. government officials. Rosen can now immediately file his own sliced and diced depositions and even some of his stash of documents to prove his contention that AIPAC slandered him by claiming he was unique and thereby keep the case moving forward.

The fact that AIPAC feels the wall behind its back is exemplified by the admission that they elicited from Rosen:

the AIPAC civil-suit defense team was particularly interested in why (before he was indicted) Rosen immediately met with a representative of the Israeli embassy – instead of AIPAC’s inside legal counsel – after the FBI brusquely warned him to “get lawyer by 10 a.m.” Rosen was conscious that his own rushed meeting at a restaurant with an Israeli official was eerily similar to Anne Pollard’s (Jonathan Pollard’s former wife) rushed clandestine meeting with Avi Sella two decades earlier. Like the Rosen warning, it allowed Israeli officials to flee the United States to avoid arrest and prosecution.

Smith also suggests, based on revelations from the AIPAC motion, an interesting line of defense for AIPAC:

So there are lies and spies, but what about the sex? Suffice it to say that 27 percent of the filing deals with widespread workplace-inappropriate activities at AIPAC – from tales of prostitution, late-night Craigslist-powered anonymous hookups, and massive flows of digital content not generally handled by reputable charities. It’s funny to speculate whether AIPAC could have made a plausible defense to Justice Department prosecutors in 2005 that its office network was simply too overflowing with pornography to accommodate substantial amounts of classified government information. But AIPAC never had to. The filing also reveals that very generous rehabilitation incentives from the D.C. deputy mayor and property tax benefits given to AIPAC to build its new H Street headquarters have probably not meaningfully lowered neighborhood blight as promised.

And, of course, there's lots more.

Rick Ballard

Jay Cost is doing a four part series re the '10 elections. It's well worth reading and his comments regarding candidate weakness affecting white women voters in Colorado and Nevada in Part 3 are particularly interesting.

Part I

Part II

Part III

There is an abortion subtext involved that does not receive much consideration. Those involved in the slaughter of 30 million innocents do not appreciate reminders of what their "choice" entailed any more than they enjoy reminders that others have accepted full responsibility for all potential outcomes of personal behavior.

Captain Hate

Chollie Rangel has walked out on his ethics trial because his attorneys may not be paid by our dime. This lame duck session is getting off to a *fine* start.

Pagar

Narciso, you have to remember, at flag rank, one can only get ahead if the CIC approves.
My guess he would definitely approve of that, why with statements like that one could count on a very high level position in the Obama regime after he hangs up his navy hat.

One question--isn't there a specific language that one has to read the Koran in, in order for your reading to be approved?

Porchlight

Jonathan V. Last at the Weekly Standard is accepting submissions for items he missed in his excellent American Narcissus portrait of Obama:

The American Narcissus (cont.) 9:18 AM, Nov 15, 2010 • By JONATHAN V. LAST A readers sends in a classic Obama moment that I completely missed. Here's Ryan Lizza in a 2004 profile of Obama for the Atlantic:
I couldn't help noticing, when we sat down to talk in the dilapidated storefront that houses his Springfield campaign headquarters, that the blue-pen drawing he'd doodled on his newspaper during fundraising calls was a portrait of himself.

You may have your own favorite scenes from the American Narcissus. Feel free to send them along to jlast[at]weeklystandard.com. Submissions will be accepted without judgment. This is a safe place, a nest of trust in a tree of understanding.

Here's another way to submit: Email Jonathan V. Last

Captain Hate

LOL Porch; I'd love to see that drawing to see how big he made the ears. Or the halo placement.

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