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December 12, 2010

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centralcal

"shifting set of coalitions"

"shifting alliances"

Too much shifting for me, sounds like shifting sands . . . just sayin'.

Jay

he has finally stood firm

Yes, by going to a Christmas party while President Clinton explained the White House's tax policies...

Clarice

Embarrassing for dana--Must have been written before the hand off to Clinton.

Jim

I am certain that as omniscient as our president is, there are things strong about him in addition to his coffee.

How about a strong back swing? Maybe a strong vacation? How about a strong exit from a press conference? How about a strong hit in the mouth?

Boatbuilder

OT--Metrodome roof collapses due to excessive global warming.

Vikes-Giants game postponed indefinitely. Giving Farve extra time to heal his shoulder. Coincidence or conspiracy? Tune in to ESPN for minute-by minute updates.

BR

One man's terrorist is another's "freedom fighter."
One man's wimp is another man's "spine."

Kevin B

Don't take any notice of anything this guy Milbank writes. He's obviously not in the loop.

We're clearly building up to the moment when Obama retires to 'spend more time with his family' so any talk of Obama's goals over the next two years is clearly nonsense.

My evidence?

Well, apart from all the 'Biden in charge of this' and 'Biden is handling that' pieces this weekend there was the whole 'Here you go Bubba, you take over' thing the other day. Clearly O wants to spend more time with his family, and the Clinton in charge bit was a combination test and warning.

"You think it'll be bad when Joe takes over? It could be worse!"

Chubby

((We're clearly building up to the moment when Obama retires to 'spend more time with his family' so any talk of Obama's goals over the next two years is clearly nonsense.))

I've been having kind of a semi premonition about that as well.

peter

GREAT AT piece, Clarice. I also liked the piece by Hugh McKenzie.

Captain Hate

Embarrassing for dana

Unpossible.

Regarding Favre, that hillbilly drug addict and texting perv hasn't let deaths of close relatives stand in the way of extending his precious streak. How could the network shills say "he's just like a kid out there" if he was doing something mature like attend a funeral? Having a stadium roof collapse is nothing for #666. Too bad it didn't happen years ago when it was full of Twins fans as divine retribution for stealing the Washington Senators. Bastards.

SteveP

We're clearly building up to the moment when Obama retires to 'spend more time with his family' so any talk of Obama's goals over the next two years is clearly nonsense.

I disagree. I think his narcissism will prevent anything as rational as that.
I think we're seeing the early stages of a mental breakdown, culminating in either his being found curled up on the floor in the fetal position sucking his thumb or an emotional meltdown during a press conference.

hit and run


If we could just forge a note or fake a phone call to Obama from Michelle telling him she wants him to step down....

Pal In Haiti getting diseases

Standoff between two lucifer worshipping dems.O has lucifer run his whole life and is lovin it.Bill tried to say he's not that bad,but he is ;Bill is embarassing a man who worships lucifer like former crack heads worship crack.

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"Liberals, if they can see beyond their pique, should realize that the emergence of Obama's forceful leadership could be good for them."

Really. 'Forceful' leadership is not the image that arises unless I think of the forcemeat pressed through a grinder for
flavorless sausage.

Whereas it is true that a good compromise means that nobody is happy, I see a lot of happy republicans licking their chops after getting the ransom money and their Lear Jet, escaping to the Cayman Islands with impunity.

Yes Obama, you are a compromiser. The problem is, you negotiate with yerself on TV and telegraph your weakness to the Wolverine party before the negotiation takes place.

The Fat from your lameness is sufficient for Foie Gras. Are you serving Duck Soup
at the WH?

Clarice

Thanks, Peter.
Hit, I was almost done writing it and well, buddy, you blew my plan.

Chubby

IMO "In Our Ongoing Pursuit Of Silver Linings..." is one of the best headlines yet.


Obama showed deep veneration for Clinton by letting him have the stage to himself. /sarc

Obama is a marvelous example of an ideal husband who has his priorities straight.
/sarc

Obama, by his early exit, showed kindness and consideration for the press gallery because cutting the conference short meant they could go home early. /sarc

hit and run

Yes Obama, you are a compromiser. The problem is, you negotiate with yerself on TV and telegraph your weakness

Sure. Obama's weak, wishy washy and a wimp.

Yer catching up to the 2008 Republican view of Obama.

Next step is the Jan 2009 Rush view of "I hope he fails"?

Extraneus

-- I think we're seeing the early stages of a mental breakdown, culminating in either his being found curled up on the floor in the fetal position sucking his thumb or an emotional meltdown during a press conference. --

If only he can hold on until the presidential debates, I'm sure Sarah can come up with some kind of trigger.

(I still say Obama was just kissing Clinton's butt out of fear of Hillary.)

WhiteSnow

Obama is now taking advice from President Clinton on moving towards the center. It worked for Clinton when & was re-elected.

However, the democrats are quite angry with Obama & they seem to be dogmatic enough to let him twist slowing in the wind.

Might want to read a new thriller out that's about Amerians taking a stand. I have to recommend it cause it's possibly about our true destiny in history.

www.booksbyoliver.com


I agree with you, I am proud of Obama (this one time). Good editorial & enjoyed it this cold Sunday morning.

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"Next step is the Jan 2009 Rush view of "I hope he fails"?"

Not sure why you are referencing Rush. Are you a devotee? If so, the landscape for you
is harsher than I previously thought.

If schadenfreude is your only victory these past few years, perhaps you understand better my angst during the BOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH !
years.

You lose with this tax deal just as I do. The difference, for me, is the totality of
Republicanism has the same "If I can't have the WH, burn it down!" philosophy as you, an individual.

Your love for America is like a glutton's love for his lunch.

'it's all about YOU'

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

Clarice;

I was watching and listening to Cokie Roberts and couldn't help wondering...........?

If I didn't know she was Roman Catholic, I would swear Cokie is Clarice.

Ice-cold sand-paper snatch.

Danube of Thought

The post at 11:55 is unintelligible.

Comanche Voter

ESAL--those last two posts were particularly loathsome, even for a troll like you.

hit and run

Not sure why you are referencing Rush. Are you a devotee?


Following The Arc From "Yes We Can" To "You Sit Thinking, 'You Know, Maybe. I Don't Know.'", To "You Telegraph Your Weakness Before Negotiations Even Take Place" To "The Fat From Your Lameness Is Sufficient For Foie Gras" To "I Hope You Fail"

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"The post at 11:55 is unintelligible."

Your name is dick? I'm sorry.

hit and run

perhaps you understand better my angst during the BOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH !

...

"If I can't have the WH, burn it down!" philosophy

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"Following The Arc From "Yes We Can" To "You Sit Thinking, 'You Know, Maybe. I Don't Know.'", To "You Telegraph Your Weakness Before Negotiations Even Take Place" To "The Fat From Your Lameness Is Sufficient For Foie Gras" To "I Hope You Fail"'

I see. Prose is indecipherable for you, as it is for DOT.

I am sorry.

BR

Kevin B, Chubby and Steve P, yeah, me too.
("I see him out before two years." 11/18/10)

H&R, he might have already received such a note from Soros to pre-empt political/national security revelations that force him to resign and/or be impeached.

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

Watch out for the cast-iron girdle woman.

Her pistolas are gonna be ready.

Be very afraid, you stalwart word-warriors.

Rick Ballard

DoT,

Cleo has (have? - is there actually a singular when referring to a schizophrenic?) switched to cheaper vodka and changed the blend with the Percocet.

I'm going to continue dating the President's decompensation process from the appearance of the "will no one rid me of this meddlesome fool" remark by Soros. I'll bet Soros is refusing calls from the WH as well. The process may have accelerated on November 3rd as the full import of 'this time, you've got me' sank in but Soros put it in hyperdrive.

Charlie (Colorado)

I don't see Obama having a strong couple of anything except maybe a cup of coffee.

Bourbon.

hit and run

I'm sorry

Hints of self-awareness cutting through yer myopia.

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"Hints of self-awareness cutting through yer myopia."

I think the extent of self-awareness is the main quality separating our opinions.

When your myopia has faded to a degree of big picture perpective, it might be possible to have a discussion.

Good luck with that.

In the Land of Myopia, the Blind Man is King.

Even while blind, I have the advantage.

Charlie (Colorado)

"The post at 11:55 is unintelligible."

Speaking of emotional meltdowns.

jimmyk


No more bold?

jimmyk


Now just trying to get to the next page...

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

"Speaking of emotional meltdowns."

Reading emotions is not an engineers strongest suit, is it?

Stick to reading code. That is an emotion you are more accustomed to.

Eat Shit and LIVE !  Holder !

-excuse the pause....they must lick their
wounds---

Melinda Romanoff

Espresso and pharmaceutical research, what an interesting combination.

That, on top of a hangover, will make for a rough afternoon.

Do you have a driver, or take the bus?

sbw

Thank goodness for the Narcisolator.

I don't relish shoveling trolls out of here in the manner of cleaning the Augean Stables, but there is a certain satisfaction when the job is done.

Charlie (Colorado)

The thing I've never figured out is why it thinks calling me an engineer is an insult. First of all, its complaint about engineers seems primarily to be that they can do things it can't, and second, I'm really more of a mathematician or logician than an engineer anyway.

Your name is DICK?!?!?  I am sorry

"will make for a rough afternoon.'

All your mornings and afternoons deserve to be rough, Rasputin..........

Latent Liar Lurker

You know I have been lurking for quite sometime now, and have noticed something profound. While he is not here right now, this GMAX cat really posts some interesting stuff AND you should therefore pay more deference and attention when he finally does make an appearance. That is all I have to say, for the moment. I am not GMAX and anyone who says different is a big fat poopyhead.

Your name is DICK?!?!?  I am sorry

"The thing I've never figured out is why it thinks calling me an engineer is an insult"

CONSUMMATE self-awareness!

Do you see it, Hit?

Longtime Lurker

Farewell JOMers!

It appears that my Quixotic quest to encourage civil discussion here has only further inflamed the fever swamp that JOM has sadly become.

ps. I am not Anduril and did not consult with him before posting.

Oh, and let me save you the trouble:

Good riddance! F**k off! etc., etc.

Gmax

Hey JOM how is everyone this fine December morning. I have not had a chance to scan the threads yet, so what did I miss?

GMAX is a big fat poopy head

" the fever swamp that JOM has sadly become."

It's a veritable AVALANCHE of self-awareness.

Truly the 'End Times' must be near.

glasater

I remember when the results of O's first physical in office were announced last year--the doctors recommended he cut down on the booze.

Dr. Liar Lurker  (not really)

Hahahaha LLL!
What a coincidence! I have also been lurking for quite some time & I really like the posts of Janet the Luddite. I especially like the way she misspells words & overuses "...". Her insights on the humerus bone is especially noteworthy...as I am a Dr., I should know. That is all I have to say for the moment too.

hit and run

Following The Arc From "As a longtime follower of this blog I have always enjoyed the intellectual rigor and civility that is almost always on display here" And "the high level of discourse found here" To "the fever swamp that JOM has sadly become" In 16 Hours And 59 Minutes

Jane (get off the couch - come save the country)

Gee - what us it that suddenly makes a "longtime lurker" so starved for attention? Hey LL - take anduril with you and we will all have a great day.

Melinda Romanoff

Your attempt to transfer the "influence of Rasputin" as an insult is just too funny. You learned your "revisionist" history well.

Much like Mortimer Snerd.

Mustang0302

Charlie,

Congratulations on the Instalanche this morning. A well-deserved dismantling of Jonathan Turley.

hit must be hittin' somethin of substance this am


"Following The Arc From "As a longtime follower of this blog I have always enjoyed the intellectual rigor and civility that is almost always on display here" And "the high level of discourse found here" To "the fever swamp that JOM has sadly become" In 16 Hours And 59 Minutes'

Just curious, (btw- not TOO curious--Kinda like the EXTREMELY inquisitive, curious and detail oriented GWB)

WTF are you talking about?

DrJ

In 16 Hours And 59 Minutes

Damn we're good!

Rootin' Tootin' Rasputin

"You learned your "revisionist" history well."

Not really. It's high school level history, but I recognize that as 'high-brow' to persons of your quality.

Jane (get off the couch - come save the country)

I didn't see a link to Clarice's Pieces (tsk tsk) so I am posting it cause it is fantabulistic!

hit and run

WTF are you talking about?

Posted by: Longtime Lurker | December 11, 2010 at 07:45 PM
Posted by: Longtime Lurker | December 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Melinda Romanoff

Ok, you were high in school, nothing surprising there.

And you still can't pick up on a history lesson like a fish.

Ears? Much?

MayBee

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Melinda Romanoff

hit-

Were you able to see the DrJ secret research complex?

Very jealous.

Rootin' Tootin' Rasputin

"And you still can't pick up on a history lesson like a fish."

I get it. You were gossiping like a fish-wife and mistook your story as factual.

You shine like a dead mackerel at midnight.

Gmax

Hit there is no one quite so blind as he who will not see...

hit and run

Melinda:
Were you able to see the DrJ secret research complex?

Not this time. It was due to the time constraints and failing to pass the required background check. But mostly the time constraints.

hit and run

CONSUMMATE self-awareness!

Do you see it, Hit?

Not sure this counts,but whatevs...

Posted by: hit must be hittin' somethin of substance this am

Rootin' Tootin' Rasputin

" But mostly the time constraints."

Hit;

I thought you were just temporarily in brain-fart mode.

Glad to see you back to your strength.....

short, declarative, simple sentence structure.

I was worried for a few minutes.

Gmax

Mickey Kaus this morning:

1) Since Obama's not in the center because he believes in being in the center, but because he has had to compromise, he's congenitally vulnerable to the charge of wimpiness, at least from Democrats. "He agrees with us," they can think—"but did he get all he could? Did John Kyl take him to the cleaners?" What under triangulation is a policy dispute becomes a manhood issue. 2) Meanwhile, because Obama never tells the left it's wrong on policy, the larger public doesn't get a very clear idea of where he'd want to take the country, given the chance. He's managed to piss off the base without necessarily winning over the middle. Many mainstream voters come to suspect, not without reason, that he's a left-winger at heart, constrained only by reality—especially political reality. They must be very happy they added some new constraints on November 2.

Did he just call Zero a wimp and an idealogue? Why yes I believe he did!

Rootin' Tootin' Rasputin

"Not sure this counts,but whatevs...."

It counts toward irony, or your return to
intelligibility, but not much else.

hit and run

I am sorry.

I was worried for a few minutes.

You're a sorry worrier.

Longtime Lurker

OK, I'm Anduril--so what?

Clarice

Thanks, Jane. I spent most of the morning making deli style rye and bagels for the first time--they are good..You really are due for a visit.

Twit and Fun has lost his mojo

'OK, I'm Anduril--so what?"

I am losing respect for Tea-Bagger proclivity for deception and obfuscation.

But, then, yer not really tryin'.

Danube of Thought

Cleo has insurmountable problems with syntax.

Aren't  you fearful of 'the pistolas'?

"Cleo has insurmountable problems with syntax."

DoT has no problem mounting a sin without any tax.

Carol Herman

Man, are we being swindled right in front of our eyes, by the LOSERS in charge of the republicans. In Congress!

Why is Pelosi making a fuss? The deal's GREAT! It's another almost full TRILLION. And, she's defeated call this a STIMULUS. (Well, the other "stimulus" didn't work.)

But it is OUR MONEY! And, Mitch McConnell is working with some pretty odd "clues." He's pocketing democraps who are terrified that they're coming up for re-election in 2012. (There are 13 of them.)

And, Mitch McConnell does not expect to be punished! His regulars like earmarks. And, spending. What can happen? Where are the big choices for LIBERTARIANS, and INDEPENDENTS, if you can fool them with bluff?

All Pelosi wants, now, is to continue this until the last possible moment. Then, when the curtain comes down on the 2010 Congress; we will have been sufficiently screwed that there's absolutely NOTHING those who just won their seats ... can do about it.

Aren't  you fearful of 'the pistolas'?

You trollops are poster children for the line;
'Fear is a mind-killer'.

Ron Paul

"Then, when the curtain comes down on the 2010 Congress; we will have been sufficiently screwed that there's absolutely NOTHING those who just won their seats ... can do about it."

Indeed.

I want to be a fly on the wall, when the newbies head-explode trying to keep face while they vote for raising the debt-ceiling.

hit and run

perhaps you understand better my angst during the BOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH !
years.

...
'Fear is a mind-killer'.


your name is DICK?!?!?!  I'm sorry.


perhaps you understand better my angst during the BOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH !
years.
...
'Fear is a mind-killer'.


Posted by: hit and run | December 12, 2010 at 01:46 PM


Whoops ! Backslide alert !

richard mcenroe

" I'm really more of a mathematician or logician than an engineer anyway."

Yes, and when the building collapses, the weight of the rubble forms a perfect prime number. Neat trick, that.

Gmax

Leftards being played like a fiddle at a Charlie Daniel's concert? LOL

Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) said that despite some indications to the contrary, House Democrats do not intend to obstruct the passage of President Obama’s tax package.

Van Hollen maintained that Democrats’ primary objection was over the estate tax, and said that while Democrats intend to “have that debate” — perhaps by holding a vote, or series of votes, on just the estate tax provision — but they would not block the deal. “We’re not going to hold this thing up at the end of the day,” he said.

Old Lurker

If these crazy cousins don't go away, YL and I are going to apply for a name change.

your name is DICK?!?!?!  I'm sorry.

"YL and I are going to apply for a name change."

No application is necessary, but some imagination could be borrowed.

Gmax

And the Corner this morning is reporting the rumor than Michael Steele will withdraw from the running for the head of the RNC.

Danube of Thought

Appears the bomber in Sweden was a Mahometan, born in Iraq.

The other Uncle Tom. in the Republican Party

"Michael Steele will withdraw from the running for the head of the RNC."

He will be sorely missed.

sbw

Trolls suffer such deep-seated self-loathing.

Just scroll by unless you're a masochist

"Trolls suffer such deep-seated self-loathing."

I am sorry you had to see that. Don't you have troll-blocker, sumbitchwitch?

macphisto

damn, was there a bridge collapse last night or something?

DrJ

Mel:
Were you able to see the DrJ secret research complex?

Hit did not have the time this year -- maybe next.

The lab itself is rather underwhelming, and most academic labs are better equipped. Indeed, one reason I chose the area I'm in is that the equipment requirements are small. Otherwise, I'd never have had the cash to get the business off the ground.

Charlie (Colorado)

Yes, and when the building collapses, the weight of the rubble forms a perfect prime number. Neat trick, that.

Hardware problem.

Charlie (Colorado)

Appears the bomber in Sweden was a Mahometan

No kidding. Who'd'a thunk it?

bgates

because Obama never tells the left it's wrong on policy, the larger public doesn't get a very clear idea of where he'd want to take the country

I think the public is getting a clear idea of where Obama wants to take the country.

One big clue is that Obama never tells the left it's wrong on policy.

Don't kill that campaign Goose

Banks Gave Heavily To Scott Brown As He Watered Down Financial Reform

When negotiations over the Dodd-Frank financial reform law reached their final stages, Democrats were desperate to find a few Republican votes to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. Ultimately, three Republicans senators — Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME) — supported the Dodd-Frank legislation.

But before he gave his approval, Brown extracted a few concessions. First, he forced Democrats to strip from a bill a bank tax that would have raised $19 billion to pay for the implementation of the law. He also pushed to water down a key reform — the Volcker rule — that was aimed at preventing banks from making risky trades with dollars backed by the government. Both of Brown’s wishes were ultimately agreed to.

At the time, Brown stated that his opposition to those two provisions had to do with their potential effect on job creation. But according to an analysis in the Boston Globe, during the three weeks Brown was working to water down financial reform, campaign contributions from banks and investment banks “poured in“:

"From mid-June until the Fourth of July, according to a Globe analysis of his campaign finance reports, the Massachusetts senator took in $140,000 from banks and investment firms and their executives, including companies based in the state, such as MassMutual and State Street Corp. That is 400 percent more than the $28,000 received on average by all Republican senators during the same three weeks.

As the money poured in, Brown and his Senate staff were working both publicly and behind the scenes to scuttle $19 billion in fees on the financial industry that would have paid for part of the regulatory overhaul, and to weaken a provision intended to curb certain types of investment activities by banks and insurance companies."

Jack is Back!

Those crazy Lutherens Jihadis in Sweden have been listening to this guy's homilies. No wonder we have some many deranged LutherensJihadis in Sweden. LUN

MarkO

"Appears the bomber in Sweden was a Mahometan, born in Iraq."

What are the odds?

Name all the other religions or quasi-religions or just cultural tribal lunacies that teach their adherents that their "God" wants them to kill anyone not of their "faith."

MarkO

I guess he wasn't a Christian missionary:

"In a message to his family contained in an audio file sent to news agency TT on Saturday, the man referred to an earlier trip to the Middle East:

“I never went to the Middle East to work or earn money. I went there for Jihad,” he said."

They all smell the same


"Name all the other religions or quasi-religions or just cultural tribal lunacies that teach their adherents that their "God" wants them to kill anyone not of their "faith.""

Anti-abortion violence is a form of terrorism specifically visited upon people who or places which provide abortion. Such incidents range from the vandalism, arson, and bombings of abortion clinics, like those committed by Eric Rudolph, to the murders or attempted murders of physicians and clinic staff, as committed by James Kopp, Paul Jennings Hill, Scott Roeder, Michael F. Griffin, and Peter James Knight.

A small fraction of those opposed to abortion have sometimes resorted to very public demonstrations of violence in an effort to achieve their objective of curbing the termination of pregnancy. Those who engage in or support such actions defend the use of force — as justifiable homicide or defense of others — in interest of protecting the life of the fetus.[4]

glasater

Karl Rove is saying there could be some give on the R side on the estate tax--raising it higher than 35% over five mil.

Now I'm really ticked off at the Magnificent Bastard.

Jack is Back!

So, how does Brett Farve keep his consecutive game record in tact by getting an extra day for the shoulder? Simple. LUN

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