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January 13, 2011

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Jack is Back!

I only get a 1:06pm post - no 1:17pm post and no diet.

But my wife and I have started the recipes found in Travis Storks, "Lean Belly Prescription" and they are a lot more liberal and tasty than South Beach (especially that awful SB Supercharged).

Is it the old sauerkraut diet? Remember when Sugar Ray Robinson was promoting that. Yuk!

clarice

Ditto.

peter

I don't see the diet reference at the link. Is it the new app that let's you see whether there are more men or women at a restaurant?

Jack is Back!

OT:

The Canadians get it.LUN

Tom Maguire
Is it the new app ...

Well, in a word, yes. Or at least, that is the section.

Jack is Back!

The first victim of the "new civility". LUN

PaulV

Canadians say, walk fast, stay warm. I say eat like a lumberjack, work like a lumberjack. Did BO really refudiate Krugman and PMSNBC and said it was wrong to libel Palin and imply she had blood on her hands?
How can BO have a memorial service for someone who is alive?

Thomas Collins
"A site called Ratio Finder uses GPS data from Foursquare check-ins to generate a map showing which restaurants have more men in them and which have more women in them. Combine this with the information on Facebook, Grindr, and Google, and soon you'll be able to pick your restaurant by flipping through naked pictures of everyone eating there. Or that's the direction we seem to be headed ... 1:17 p.m."

I think the above quoted item is the diet comment to which TM was referring.

bgates

A high school assistant wrestling coach was fired for calling Obama an idiot.

That reminds me of the time everybody in Hollywood called Bush a Satanic war criminal and got paid billions and billions of dollars.

clarice

http://www.americanthinker.com/images/includes/1194.gif>Krugman in his glory

Jack is Back!

bg,

fired for speaking truth to power.

BTW, when I was single, I lived in San Francisco, Pacific Heights. As a single heterosexual man, you are the proverbial lone rooster in a hen house. I don't think there is another city in the world where being a single heterosexual man was so damn easy:)

daddy

"The first victim of the "new civility"

JiB,

I think that's technically the second victim of the new Civility.

The first victim of the new Civility is Speaker John Boehner for his failure to go to Tucson for the Memorial Service.

">http://news.google.com/news/story?hl=en&expIds=17259,24283,27944,27955,28010,28061&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=boehner+criticized+for+not+going+to+tucson+memorial&cp=50&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=dO2wlnc8ZRPiVEM5wwAwn-99fVthM&ei=6k8vTc2tFYSWsgOt1c3dCQ&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBoQqgIwAA"> Link.

Neo
The truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack — Barack Obama
There it is .. the truth of all truths from "The Won"

Any other opinion about what triggered this tragedy are now racist.

Danube of Thought

I'm afraid we are living in a nation that has simply gone nuts. Everything that has happened since the shooting is positively surreal.

Ignatz

--Is it the new app that let's you see whether there are more men or women at a restaurant?--

I believe it is the possible future app letting one see his fellow diners nude.

clarice

DoT, I am with you. I think my lead on Sunday will lament that Mencken's not around to analyze the week,
It has everything he could hope for.

Extraneus

Heh. Rush just mentioned that the WH has already announced that part of the SOTU show will be about... civility.

Frau Kantine

"see his fellow diners nude. "
Being tested in TSA's cafeterias across the fruited plains?

clarice

Is that going to be before or after he insults the members of the SCOTUS who cannot respond?

Frau Kantine

Obama will not insult Sonia and Elena, will he? They may be the only members of SCTUS to attend.

jimmyk

I don't think there is another city in the world where being a single heterosexual man was so damn easy:)

I suppose the only thing better would be if you a single bisexual man in SF.

Thomas Collins

Time and place for everything. The only item I want to see in the raw when I am dining is my salad.

Danube of Thought

Clarice, here's one of many from Mencken you may find apt:

Politics under democracy consists almost wholly of the discovery, chase, and scotching of bugaboos. The statesman becomes, in the last analysis, a mere witch-hunter, a glorified smeller and snooper, eternally chanting "Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum!" It has been so in the United States since the earliest days.

I fell in love with the man at age 18, and have been carrying some of his stuff around with me ever since.

peter

I had that app forty years ago. You never bought x-ray-spex from a comic book? LUN

lyle

"Obama will not insult Sonia and Elena, will he? They may be the only members of SCTUS to attend."

The two most manifestly unqualified jurists in the last century...unless sexual ambiguity is the top qualification.

Extraneus

Are you implying that's not what qualified them?

Danube of Thought

As between the two, Sonia is by far the worse. That slow-witted ideologue will pollute American jurisprudence for a long time to come.

Porchlight

The first victim of the new Civility is Speaker John Boehner for his failure to go to Tucson for the Memorial Service.

Was he invited? I was told by lefties that the campaign rally memorial service was all planned by the University of AZ and therefore Obama could have had nothing to do with the decision to, say, pass out hundreds of campaign t-shirts, for example.

So maybe Boehner wasn't on the invite list.

clarice

THANKS, DOT.. I've been reading thru his stuff in search of something appropriate and think his" last words" might do though this ,already appropriated by O'Rourke, looked promising, too:


Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
H. L. Mencken

Porchlight

As between the two, Sonia is by far the worse. That slow-witted ideologue will pollute American jurisprudence for a long time to come.

She's far less intelligent than Kagan, that's for sure. But as lefties on the SCOTUS go, I think I'd rather have a dimwitted, obnoxious one than a smart, potentially persuasive one.

lyle

Speaking of Mencken, I trust a plurality of you astute JOMers subscribe to The New Criterion? They had a great article on him last year.

Extraneus

What? I thought she was admitted to Princeton and Yale on full scholarships.

lyle

Back on topic: no doubt encountering nude diners would have a deleterious--perhaps regurgitative--effect on one's appetite, but how much longer will it be before we have to board airplanes nude?

Porchlight

I get New Criterion, lyle - that and Claremont Review are the only print I subscribe to. Love them.

lyle

I should try the Claremont Review, Porch. I really, really enjoy TNC. Although until this last issue there's been a tragic dearth of Steyn.

Porchlight

My dad is a charter subscriber to TNC so it was a big part of how I learned about conservatism in high school (though I did get re-educated for awhile there in college and beyond). I think you would find CRB worthwhile if you enjoy TNC.

Steyn has been missing from everywhere these last few months. I'm relieved to be seeing more of him. I miss those theater reviews, though.

Janet

2 H.L. Mencken quotes -
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it."

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth"

lyle

Thanks for the tip. And I agree, Steyn has been MIA for some time. He dropped off NR and NRO as well.

Jack is Back!

Boehner scores again. He knew if he took the ride on AF1 and went to the cheer meet he was endorsing The Won at his own campaign event. As long as it is the Dems themselves criticizing it and not the independents or republicans that vote he is fine. But I have more respect for him now than ever that he didn't get sucked into the great astro-turf vortex that this clown and his minions plan even for his meals.

lyle

Great quotes, Janet. Does anyone know if Mencken was the provenance of this:

"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of demand."

 centralcal

At work - have you guys discussed Udall's ridiculous "symbolic gesture" of Reps and Dems sitting together, intermingled, for the State of the Union?

Our side better not start playing at this kumbaya game. They want all Dems at SOTU, all applauding together, giving their Messiah standing ovations. What assininity!

Frau Kantine

Most likely, Tan Man had flashbacks to Tent Lott's attempt at bipartisanship at the Wellstone Rally. He and Mrs. Lott barely made it out the door without being pelted by rotten vegetables. Bum's rush, indeed!

Rick Ballard

The Speaker is going to lead the majority in tossing the President's health care binky in the trash next week. Why would he take a ride from a man he intends to usher from his office? What benefit is derived by any Republican from appearing anywhere near the President?

The electorate did not issue a mandate of compromise in November and the current ephemera will pass very quickly. The parlous state of the economy and the persistent unemployment which accompanies it will remain foremost in the mind of the electorate while the cretin's feeble minded challenge to utilize "moral imagination" has already disappeared like the ripples from a pebble tossed into moving water.

c-c,

Udall wants to minimize what will be the very apparent shift in weight in the audience which chooses to endure the President's blather. It doesn't even deserve get a 'nice try, loser' in reply.

clarice

Those are all great quotes from Mencken--I am beginning to think Florence King may be even more appropriate though --Her Republic of Nice and Republic of Mean and her observations about restraint seem to hit it exactly right.

Ignatz

Completely OT but kind of amusing,; I turned on the TV and sat down to eat lunch and there was some old rerun of The Virginian from 1963 on.
In pain and in bed at an Army fort was Leonard Nimoy playing a wounded desperado.
The attending physician turned around and, yep, Deforest Kelley was playing the sawbones.
Thought it was the OK Corral episode of Star Trek for a minute.

Thomas Collins

Daddy, I believe you were the one who reported the Hef/Crystal engagement to the JOMiverse. Were you aware that former Hef galpal Holly Madison doesn't approve? See LUN.

daddy

I have to admit I hadn't seen so many happy, smiling Tucsonians as I saw at last nights Memorial since they were ">http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/files/2008/08/l92947-1.jpg"> parading Joe Arpaio's head around on a stick.

daddy

TC,

Thanks for that important link.

I was unaware of Holly's disapproval of Crystal. I am saddened at Holly's lack of civility toward Crystal, and wish she would consider her words more carefully before spouting such irresponsible (and potentially deadly) vitriol. Plus ">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendra_Wilkinson"> Kendra was always my favorite!

Stephanie

I've been contemplating this since last night:

Was the president's speech done to promote healing or to further his political aims?

If it was to further his political aims using a memorial to cover for a political rally was it intentionally done in bad faith?

If it was done to further his political aims and it was intentionally in bad faith, how can anyone praise it without that praising also giving cover for the bad faith?

Isn't the praising of this speech no more or less than unintentionally condoning his bad faith wrt "the ends justify the means?"

Do we really want to give him cover for that?

PaulV

The congresswomen is alive. Memorials are for those who are dead.

daddy

Speaking of interesting diet plans,

Since owning a dog up here I have noticed that all dogs we run into are big fans of eating ">http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&biw=1015&bih=556&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=moose+pellets&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq="> these; moose pellets.
From the photo's you can really see how appetizing they appear, and plopped in a clean white bed of snow they really do look like inviting little chocolate footballs.

On SmellyPoop.Com's fascinating page on ">http://www.smellypoop.com/facts_about_poop.php"> Facts About Poop we learn that some poops (such as moose-poops) contain valuable protein. (Scroll down a bit.)

Thankfully Pup and friends don't eat their own poops, (I suppose because it lacks the masticated tree barks and fiber roughage that moose pellets contain) but according to some fascinating recent Science discoveries Wooly Mammoths ate their own poo.

So since Wooly Mammoths, (My favorite Ice Age animal) ate 'em, and since they're so full of protein and all, does anyone know if any research has been done on whether that means they're human friendly "Good Carbs, Bad Carbs?

I know I don't know, (I'd be happy to ship some to Mickey Kaus to experiment with) but I could retire tomorrow if I could bag what's out in my back yard and FEDEX it cross country to hungry puppy dogs in the lower 48 dying for a tail-wagging environmentally friendly Alaskan Protein Treat.

KayyyyyyyyyyyyRoooooooo, Here boy!!! (Just don't lick me on the face).

clarice

As tragic as this was, was it really a "national tragedy"? Did it really deserve all the press coverage and WH attention it received? I don't think so. I think the overkill hurt the president, his allies in the press and the WH (which organized this).

It was more on the nature of the a Tech shootings and it would have served the president and press better to treat it that way.

Extraneus

Glad to hear it, daddy. I was always partial to Bridget, although Holly's feud with Crystal saddens me as well.

(Another) Barbara

It was more on the nature of the a Tech shootings and it would have served the president and press better to treat it that way.

It would have served our country and its citizens better, Clarice. But I'm afraid the way it's evolved it served the president and press very well indeed.

Rick Ballard

Stephanie,

How are we to know that the President's "moral imagination" is not guided by Rawls as interpreted through Hobsbawm's historical lens with Singer's ethical underpinning? I am unaware of any action taken by him which precludes that possibility, just as I am unaware of any personal action taken by him which comports with the pseudo-Christian blather which he uses to smother the image of a Marxian wolf that appears as an authentic aura surrounding him.

His actions never comport with his words and you are absolutely correct in your observation concerning giving him cover.

daddy

Ext,

Your link didn't seem to work for Bridget, so ">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridget_Marquardt"> allow me.

(Another) Barbara

since they're so full of protein and all, does anyone know if any research has been done on whether that means they're human friendly "Good Carbs, Bad Carbs?

Shame, daddy. There are no "good carbs," they're all evil, just like Republicans. (You meant "Good Calories, Bad Calories," I think)

But if moose-poop is mainly protein, then it is definitely a good calorie and its widespread use should be promoted. How does it taste?

MoveOnPoster

I think President Obama missed a perfect opportunity during the memorial service.

When he talked about Gabby, he could have a least mentioned that she would now be eligible for END OF LIFE COUNCILING and that their family would benefit from knowing that her care is very costly and she could be a burden on not just her family members, but all the taxpayers.

It would have been refreshing to see the true Socialist actually practive what he sneaks into regulations.

Pops

Its amazing that all the liberals who commentated during healthcare debates about how important it was to bend the cost curve down by reducing end of life care, have simply failed to suggest that maybe saving Gabby's life was the too costly route to take..?

Shouldn't we be doing a cost/benefit analysis on whether she will be too big a burden on her family and society?

Obama didn't even mention how big her medical bills will be, or that the evil doctors may cut off her feet to make a few extra bucks...

Pops

If you get a chance, check out http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/french-food-at-home/index.html

With Laura Calder.

Hot, sexy, delicious...

and the food is great too.

daddy

Thanks Another Barb,

I don't know squat about diet/nutrition stuff, but when I went to the Library 2 days back hunting for Wodehouse, I happened to also pick up that Taubes book, "Good Calories, Uncivil Calories."

It's about the size of a Manhattan phonebook! Gad! It's so huge and so daunting that I actually may actually wind up reading the Wodehouse as the lesser of the 2 evils:)

Baraq Hussein

Civility! I demand civility...or else I am going to call a knife fight duel and you bring a knife. OK?

Baraq Hussein

Wait, I am going to call a gun fight and you bring a knife. OK?

Sorry, that Harvard edumacation ain't all it's cracked up to be.

 centralcal

Pops: I just discovered Laura on cooking channel (new cable provider) about 2 months ago. I love her show and her personality is wonderful, too.

Stephanie

Judge, Jury and Executioner just like a good little Shari’a loving muslim:

I hope he’s afraid of zombies, too.

LUN

Ignatz

--Since owning a dog up here I have noticed that all dogs we run into are big fans of eating these; moose pellets.--

daddy,
One of my late cousins many obscene aphorisms was "like a hound-pup after hot s**t", used to describe someone who is overly enthusiastic.

narciso

The Bill Press show, isn't that an example of 'if a tree falls, does it hit the netrooter in the forest?

Melinda Romanoff

c-cal-

I love the cooking, but the talking through the teeth is a pet peeve.

PD

Last night's pre-empted Human Target rescheduled for tomorrow night 8/7c. At least until Big Sis realizes the show has "Target" in the name.

Melinda Romanoff

daddy & ig-

My guess is that neither of you have "kept" a hound.

It's NOT an aphorism.

Extraneus

How did I miss hearing about that show??? Some people are slipping, and they're going to hear about it.

daddy

Thanks for that link Stephanie,

If this push keeps on to mandate civility through controlling Talk Radio, implementing The Fairness Doctrine, and regulating the Internet thru the FCC, the only place we'll be able to go hear some good hate speech will be in our neighborhood Mosques, in Reverend Wright's pew, or in College Liberal Arts classrooms.

 centralcal

heh, Mel - I guess she does talk a little through her teeth. I find her accent (or maybe it should be called cadence) fun to listen to.

 centralcal

nah, daddy - the Libs will never ever shut up and hate speech is really all their good at.

Pops

Brett Baier should have turned to Juan Williams and Maura Liasson and asked:

So regarding Gabby, either of you wish to discuss reducing health costs by providing her reduced end of life care? You seem real gung ho in the abstract...how about now?

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

Do you remember the Von Furstenburg "Wrap Dress"?

Laura Calder does.

Melinda Romanoff

c-cal-

That cadence is suburban Toronto. If you listen carefully, every now and then she slips and adds the "eh" to the end of a sentence.

Extraneus

Guess I'll have to check the wrap dress show out for myself, Mel. After all, I just got Larousse Gastronomique for Christmas. (Btw, Wiki didn't do Bridget any favors, daddy.)

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

Slide an English to Metric weight and liquid converter into the front flap, or use one as a bookmark.

You'll thank me later.

Oh, and make many copies of the meat cuts for your butcher, especially the European cuts.

Ignatz

--It's NOT an aphorism.--

Mel, an aphorism is a truth or principle expressed in a succinct or pithy phrase.
It IS an aphorism and I will not, considering it is still dinner hour in some quarters, go into details on how I know.

Melinda Romanoff

I have no idea why I thought it meant "idiom".

Thanks.

Janet

Cleaning up my quote book & came across this written on a scrap of paper - "...when you criminalize words the only expression left is action." from a Mark Steyn article (not sure if he said it or Ezra Levant did)

It just seems like a fitting thought with all this talk of the fairness doctrine, the supposed climate of hate, the desire to end "heated rhetoric",...

Janet

and on the poop story...I think the fact that dogs would eat poop & would cannibalize their own was a positive feature for Roald Amundsen on his trek to the South Pole.

PD

The congresswomen is alive. Memorials are for those who are dead.

She's not the only one who was shot.

Jane says obamasucks

For those of you who listen, today's show is up in podcast. Last week's show which I thought was the best ever, didn't get taped. Just my luck.

sbw

"...when you criminalize words the only expression left is action."

Thanks, Janet. It deserves to be repeated.

Ignatz

--I have no idea why I thought it meant "idiom".

Thanks.--

No probemo, mel, I can never remember what an idiom is.

And BTW it's not just hounds. Suffice it to say burned indelibly into my mind's eye by my Gordon Setter pup is an atrocity, a horror, so vile that not only did I ensure he didn't lick my face for the better part of a year it challenged my whole concept of dog as man's best friend.

Frau Kantine

I want a WH number to phone/e-mail and report acts that threaten civility in the land. I don't think Maybee and Clawice need worry about that government gig because the WH is bursting its chausses ("best cut on the bias") with czars who czuk. (Thank you Man Tran)

I want someone to modify Aretha's classic "Respect" and help our country come together with "Civility." It can be done.


Pops

Maybe the Obama pep rally cheers were for the dead, and how much money we just saved in Social Security, healthcare, etc.

The crowd seemed pretty happy to be saying good riddance...errr good bye.

daddy

For whoever doesn't think it was a Memorial Service, please tell the ">http://news.google.com/news/story?hl=en&expIds=17259,24283,27944,27955,28010,28061&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=boehner+criticized+for+not+going+to+tucson+memorial&cp=50&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=dO2wlnc8ZRPiVEM5wwAwn-99fVthM&ei=6k8vTc2tFYSWsgOt1c3dCQ&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBoQqgIwAA"> Media:

1) Boehner skips Memorial for Ariz. shooting victims
USA Today
2) Why John Boehner Missed Wednesday's Memorial in Arizona
The AtlanticWire
3) Boehner Skips AZ Memorial to do RNC Politicking
New York Observer
4) Democrats slam Boehner for missing Arizona Memorial service
Daily Caller
5) etc, etc etc...

Danube of Thought

I don't think civility, or the lack of it, can or will affect our country's coming together one way or another. Those who believe, for example, in a single-payer healthcare system are not going to come together with me, nor I with them, no matter how politely we discuss the matter.

Pops

Any one who believes in a "single-payer healthcare system " is batshit crazy. There is no single payer, noone has that much money, single payer just means single confiscator of other peoples wealth to spend it on what they consider important.

Its really a single DECIDER who gets to decide whether you get healthcare or not.

Ralph L

Roscoe, my brother's Lab, ate some deer poop last fall and got half a corn cob stuck in his gut. Successful but expensive surgery was required.

Frau Publikum

daddy, the audience would have booed Boehner as they did Gov. Brewer. Who needs that? And what WH numbskull chose the college for the event? I'm surprised no one dived into a mosh pit.Many of those I saw attending, did not look like college students . SEIU claqueurs mourners?

PD

Iraq Prepares to Open Bidding of Oil Licenses to 45 Companies:

Iraq's oil ministry said Thursday it is preparing to open up a fourth round of bidding to 45 companies to invest in Iraq's gas and crude oil reserves.

Abdul-Karim Eleibi, told the German Press Agency dpa that 12 areas for exploration will be discussed in the coming weeks.

"The fourth round will be dedicated to the exploration of Iraq's oil reserves and to increasing gas production rates," he said.

He also said that Iraq is working to export more than 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd).

What is it with these Iraqis? They seem to think that they're in control of their country's natural resources. Don't they know that we've stolen it all?

PD

There were concession stands at the memorial? Really?

Janet

I want a WH number to phone/e-mail and report acts that threaten civility in the land.

Frau, Maybe you can send it to that old email address: flag@whitenouse.gov where we were suppose to report "fishy" talk about Obamacare. I believe Linda Douglas set it up so we could rat out family, friends, neighbors, & acquaintances.

daddy

Right Frau,

I'm just saying that if anybody doesn't think that was a Memorial Service, then they better start writing Letter's To The Editor pronto, because within 24 hours the difficult thing to find in America will be a single paper that does not print some "criticism of Boehner for failing to attend the Arizona Memorial Service."

Janet

Anything to stop this climate of hate -

Frau Publikum

Love the Fishy Friends, Janet. Last night I was searching for a small enough photo of Frank Marshall Davis to put next to Barry--in order to illustrate the under the lip roll of fat each has-- and I caught a virus which ended my evening online. My husband was busy cleaning up after me. Ouch!

Right-oh, daddy.

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