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January 25, 2011

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Janet

Here is a great kook commentary - Eat Meat? Wish You Wouldn't.
Apparently Jan. 24-30 is World Week for the Abolition of Meat

From the article - "Newborn piglets wouldn't be taken from their mothers --"
Bad timing with the whole murderer abortion Dr. stuff going on.

Sue

They aren't taking my bacon away from. Or my sausage. Or my ham. Or my pork tenderloin. Or my pork chops. Forget it. Not happening.

narciso

When they put her in the same Vogue issue with Blake Lively, that's just all sorts of wrong.

Sue

I hope Paul Ryan reminds those who remain to watch his response that whatever Obama says tonight, he said last year and the year before. He always appears moderate in his speeches. His actions are anything but.

Rob Crawford

Well, at its base it was just another fat joke.

lyle

I caught it, RC. Alas, I waded through endless home-made clothes comments til now.

Rob Crawford

Apparently Jan. 24-30 is World Week for the Abolition of Meat

When they pry it from my cold, greasy fingers...

Sue

lyle,

pfft...it wasn't endless.

maryrose

Dems trying to demonize Paul Ryan are only gi=oing to show their ignorance and envy. he can run circles around them in every business sense and they look like a bunch of wimps. This strategy is another in a long list of losers.

lyle

No, it just felt that way...

Janet

feedsackaphobe

lyle

feedsackist

Melinda Romanoff

I have no phobia towards tying on a feedbag. I used to keep my lunch bag in one in the field.

(Another) Barbara

I make a perfectly good joke riffing on a major figure in modern 'art' and no one catches it?!

Now I get it Rob. Excellent. The first time I read it as "Costco" instead of "Christo." Costco made me laugh too.

cathyf

Insty linked to this:

LAWRENCE SOLOMON: China’s Coming Fall. “This ethos of corruption is captured in a popular song in China, I want to marry a government official, whose lyrics explain why an official makes for a good matrimonial catch: ‘He has power, a car and house; He only needs to drink tea and read the newspaper during work; He never spends his own money on cigarettes and alcohol; He can get free food every day; He can get promoted by only kissing his boss’s ass.’”
I'd vote for whatever president promised to have the piano player tink that tune out at a state dinner for the Chinese slavers.

Melinda Romanoff

Rahm gets a Stay.

He's back on, for now.

MayBee

I loved your Cristo comment, Rob.

MayBee

Jane- CNN is definitely promoting Bachmann's address tonight as the Tea Party response.

Chubby

Dave in MA, lol!!!!!!!!!

lyle
Rahm gets a Stay.

He's back on, for now.

Shocked, I say. Shocked!

OldTimer

Would love to get Sarah's take on the JiB LUN at 10:05. The Anchorage BoonDOCKle is a good place to start with a concerted Begich (D-AK) take-down campaign. Math and blueprints are abundantly above his pay grade.

Sue

Rahm gets a Stay.

He's back on, for now.

Guess they were listening to Obama. Either that or Rahmbo figured out how much money to send them.

Sue

Unpopularity in Obamacare jumps 9 points yet Obama's poll numbers are rising. Something doesn't add up.

Sue

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/25/video-obama-didnt-meet-with-half-dozen-cabinet-members-in-first-two-years/>Obama didn't meet with half dozen cabinet members in first two years of office. We need to determine how many of these cabinet members he didn't meet with had czars with the same job descriptions.

Sue

Chief Justice John Roberts will attend Tuesday’s address, along with Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.


Danube of Thought

This isn't as big a victory for Rahm as might meet the eye. Until they're ready to rule on the merits, this was a no-brainer:

The Illinois Supreme Court ordered that Rahm Emanuel's name must be included on ballots printed by the Chicago Board of Elections until the issue is resolved. Rahm Emanuel's lawyers filed an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield Tuesday morning, one day after a state appellate court ruled that he did not meet residency requirements and must be taken off the ballot. The Illinois Supreme Court returned the decision on the printing of ballots Tuesday just before noon.

The idea in proceedings like this is, which decision at this point will screw things up most if our eventual ruling goes one way or the other? If they keep him off but then rule he's eligible, he's screwed anyway because he's not on the ballot. But if they leave him on and then rule he's ineligible, it's no harm, no foul (as Chick Hearn used to say).

Chubby

((That red number that Ikram is wearing is a designer dress. Lanvin Paris. Seriously. ))

that dress would cute in a children's book, on a panda bear

NK

If the LAMEstream media are correct, the SOTU address will propose freezing Fed discretionary spending for 5 years: the Ryan response will say agreed, but roll-back to 2008 levels first then freeze. Hmmm; who will win that debate as far as Indy voters are concerned? I think no contest-- House rolls back to 2008, Senate goes along because of vulneable Dems, Barry O vetoes-- that goes over like a lead balloon with Indies. The beginning of the Obama end.

Chubby

((and I don't mean just pigs in the way they look. Sloppy, rude, poorly dressed))

pomo fashion and etiquette in a nutshell

Captain Hate

I make a perfectly good joke riffing on a major figure in modern 'art' and no one catches it?!

I'm very niggardly with my compliments. But it *was* funny.

Chubby

a children's book about a panda bear in a red satin ruffled dress that plays the Teddy Bear's Picnic on the piano for president

jimmyk

Rick, one argument for bankruptcy is that it will allow states to do something about their pension obligations. On the other hand, as with Social Security there's the issue of screwing people who were counting (and in some sense paid for) these benefits. There's also the issue of screwing bondholders who invested under certain rules (no bankruptcy). But the threat of unilateral reductions in pensions through bankruptcy can be a good negotiating ploy for a well-meaning governor. I believe Dave Bing has been trying to do that in Detroit.

lyle

I think no contest-- House rolls back to 2008, Senate goes along because of vulneable Dems, Barry O vetoes-- that goes over like a lead balloon with Indies. The beginning of the Obama end.

Throw in $5 for a gallon of gas by Easter and see how happy the demos is.

Neo
Backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars in union donations, New York Communities for Change -- a rebranded version of the controversial organization that closed up shop amid several scandals -- is acting again as labor's attack dog on controversial issues. NYCC took over ACORN's office on Nevins Street in Brooklyn, shares some of the same board members and uses its membership lists and other resources.
Sue

DoT,

Doesn't Rahm have to show he has a chance to prevail in order for them to issue a stay?

rse

In preparation for tonight's SOTU today is the day NAGB decides to release the results of the science NAEP that it can then trumpet as dismal.

So Obama can call for more funding for the same outcomes based, nonacademic reforms that led to the current dismal results.

Under a new name.

Grow the ed blob.

And call for new science standards. The ones that redefine what science is.

Remember Dr J.?

Sigh.

Boatbuilder

"...Conspicuous by their absence will be Justices Thomas, Alito and Scalia, who have parsed out the meaning of the term 'civility' as used by the President based on clear and ample precedent."

Porchlight

But if they leave him on and then rule he's ineligible, it's no harm, no foul (as Chick Hearn used to say).

No harm, no foul for Rahm, perhaps. But the other candidates on the ballot might have a different opinion, as Rahm - even if ineligible - might get votes on Election Day that might otherwise have gone to them.

Danube of Thought

there's the issue of screwing people who were counting (and in some sense paid for) these benefits

In the case of CA (and perhaps other states) pension benefits, they have paid zero or next to zero. As for other creditors, everybody gets screwed to one extent or another in bankruptcy. That's what happens when an entity makes promises it can't keep.

 centralcal

I agree, totally Porch about leaving Rahm on the ballot if ineligible.

Just for yucks, I see Keith Obermann has created a Twitter hash tag FOK (friends of Keith) for his followers.

Little FOKers?

clarice

If he's eligible there's no harm to them by his being on but a great deal of harm to him if he's off. If he's ineligible the harm to them of his being on the ballot is less than it would be to him were he found eligible but not on the ballot.

and then there's the harm to the state of having to redo the ballots if he's left off now and they have to reprint them.
YMMV.

For what it's worth, I think he may not prevail ultimately

Danube of Thought

But the other candidates on the ballot might have a different opinion, as Rahm - even if ineligible - might get votes on Election Day that might otherwise have gone to them.

This is true, but the court will balance that injury against the injury of keeping a likely winner off the ballot wrongly, and determining that the wrong has occurred when it is too late to remedy it.

And yes, the court has to take some account of Rahm's likelihood of prevailing on the merits, but given the outcome of the balancing of harms I wouldn't read this as suggesting that they like his chances. I think they simply feel the need to see the briefs and hear the arguments before they do something permanent.

Pops

If I was President, I would have thanked the Chinese for playing that song and then said I hope they also enjoyed not just the pianist, but the delicious Panda steaks I had served.

If the Republicans had a sense of Humor tonight, number one they should stand up their Democrat dates and site in the back of the Chamber like Obama instructed they do on a bus.

Number 2, Speaker Boehner should have the Sargeant at Arms announce the Presidents arrival whenever Bill Clinton or any Chinese person walks in the Chamber.

bgates

The lyrics are mostly quite peaceful

Except for "if the wolves come/What greets them are the hunting guns"

and do not specifically mention the US

Wiki has a footnote for those two specific lines in the song to a book titled "America's Wars in Asia: a Cultural Approach to History and Memory".

Does anyone in this country consider "The Star-Spangled Banner" to be bashing Britain? I have no idea whether we play that in the presence of the Queen or visiting Brits, but maybe!

Since the tune was originally a British drinking song, why not? Bear in mind that the relationship between the US and Britain used to be friendlier than that between the current administration and the Chinese government. In fact the Star Spangled Banner has been played in Britain without any Americans present - at the Changing of the Guard on September 12, 2001.

Pops

At the very least Speaker Boehner should hand out Dr. Kermit Gosnell business cards to all the Democrat female members tonight....because we know how they feel the need to put out on a date, especially one with a rich Republican.

Pops

"""Does anyone in this country consider "The Star-Spangled Banner" to be bashing Britain?""

No, but that's not the point. Would anyone consider playing a Nazi tune to a room full of Jews? Even if the tune never mentions Jews, or even a war but is simply a happy tune that Nazi Mothers listened to while the broiled dinner in the oven...

Excuses, excuses

Army of Davids

California unemployment now up to 12.5%.

Policies that are hostile to business have consequences.

Pops

If the killer in Tucson was blaring Like a Virgin from his I-POD while he gunned people down, should we play the song at the deads memorial service?

I mean the song never mentions the mass murder.........or Judges, or Congress....

Frau Keine Ahnung

Thanks, Mel, for the scoop on the Chicago mayoral schtuff. Of all the zillions of reasons to reject Rahm, being Jewish is the very last one I would have expected. Where does that come from?

Funny, I always imagine Hillary! dressed in her jodphurs ...


An *actual* old pair of Hillary's turned up in an trunk in a Wellesley basement.

Her favorite swagger stick is still in use.

daddy

JiB,

Thanks for the link to the Port Overrun costs up here. Begich should be strung up. That was depressing to read, but its even worse than the article says.

In that story they mentioned the "endangered" Beluga Whale problem only one time, and that was this sentence:

"In addition, the project is experiencing delays and increased costs because of required shutdowns related to protections for endangered beluga whales, Sheffield said."

They neglect to say what those required shutdowns are. Well our new decent Mayor told us what those regulations were on Talk Radio about a month ago. He said that every time a single Beluga Whale is spotted in Cook Inlet in the vicinity of Anchorage, all work must immediately cease until the Beluga decides to leave on his own accord. All work must be suspended, but the unionized employees who are twiddling their thumbs while the Beluga swims around are still on the payroll clock. That is what is missing in that little sentence above. We are insane to attempt to function this way.

In addition, the Left and Begich etc are still working hard to try to get us to accept Federal Money to start construction of Wind Turbines on Fire Island, a small island just a few miles out in the middle of the inlet. The same Beluga restrictions would apply about construction of the underground power cables transmitting the generated electricity to town. The new Mayor knows that will be another boondoggle that will bleed us dry in the long run, but the Enviro's keep pushing it.

We need somebody on a National scale to effectively go after the Enviro's like Chris Christie is going after the Teachers Union.

Dave (in MA)

Pops, Obama conducted a conference call in 2009 with the Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism and played Deutschland uber Alles while they were on hold.

NK

Frau Keine--
RE: Hillary's Jodphurs

Out --effin'-- Standing!

"Her favorite swagger stick is still in use."

Frau Keine-- you are a very very naughty girl.

Stosh Grodomoski

"I think they simply feel the need to see the briefs and hear the arguments before they do something permanent."

Like the Illinois SC has not already read the applicable Chicago election law and made their minds up. It's not difficult. Rahm will be on eligible for Mayor.

Dave (in MA)

Hillary's Jodphurs...

On most people those would be baggy.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1365/hillarypants.jpg>

(recycling an old Fark 'shop of mine)

Dave (in MA)

In case anyone was curious...

(The original photoshop contesthttp://www.fark.com/comments/4459964/Photoshop-this-blow-up-cow-on-Gourmet-Street> thread)

daddy

On the Whiskey front we have breaking news:

This UK Times story tells us that the English are angry because the Scots have decided to start selling Scotch Whiskey in a ">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347824/Scottish-whisky-way-South-Americans-like-.html"> 12 ounce aluminum can.

Heck, the Japanese have been doing that for like ">http://www.japantrends.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/suntory-highball-kaku-whisky.jpg"> forever.

Frau Keine Ahnung

Outstanding work, Dave(in MA). Hillary! remains a FLOTUS to remember---like the Titanic. She's fair game until she apologizes to Senator Edward Brooke.

daddy

Anybody know if we've spent 160 Million for Lawyers to defend Fanny and FredieMac, or is it only 132 Million of Taxpayer dollars so far? Having a little trouble tracking down the proper number.

clarice

This has been Lucianne's banner for quite some time. It could interfere with the SOTU masquerade and I've seen no updates.


Independence Ave Outside
Capitol Bldg is Closed
Due to "Suspicious Truck"
Developing . . . [Fox News]

East Bay Jay

It's sad that 20 years after Tianamen we're hosting the same Chinese leadership (new names, same respect for political debate) for a State Dinner where the entertainment includes the playing of a pro-Communist Party song. And that's what it is - China is the Party and the Party is China. The useful idiots are in charge.

Rob Crawford

Now I get it Rob. Excellent. The first time I read it as "Costco" instead of "Christo." Costco made me laugh too.

Split the difference: "Crisco", and that works, too.

narciso

And Richard Falk has gone full Troofer, then again, someone who thought Khomeini was going
to be some dissident like Gandhi, never was too swift in the first place, the offending passage, from a Jeff Goldberg Column:

The arguments swirling around the 9/11 attacks are emblematic of these issues. What fuels suspicions of conspiracy is the reluctance to address the sort of awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations that David Ray Griffin (and other devoted scholars of high integrity) have been documenting in book after book ever since his authoritative The New Pearl Harbor in 2004 (updated in 2008). What may be more distressing than the apparent cover up is the eerie silence of the mainstream media, unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials. Is this silence a manifestation of fear or cooption, or part of an equally disturbing filter of self-censorship? Whatever it is, the result is the withering away of a participatory citizenry and the erosion of legitimate constitutional government. The forms persist, but the content is missing.

clarice

A local reporter was curious about the electric bills created by the fact that the lights are left on in all the offices here. Turns out it's a lot..a lot of your wasted money and a lot of wasted energy--the Dept of Labor alone racked up a $ million IN ONE MONTH.

OPM

 centralcal

Holy cow . . .

The state Department of Revenue deposited 2010 tax refunds into Georgians' accounts in the last few days then withdrew them, leaving people with strings of bank charges for overdrawn accounts.
State tax refunds taken back in Georgia

California will pull something like this next!

daddy

For folks worried about drowning Polar Bears, the BBC is reporting that they just tracked a Polar Bear who swam nonstop for 9 days, for a distance of 687 Kilometers (or 427 Miles).

Not surprisingly Scientists "...claim this endurance feat could be a result of climate change."

"We are in awe that an animal that spends most of its time on the surface of sea ice could swim constantly for so long in water so cold. It is truly an amazing feat."

Well I'm in awe of it also, but I think it tells us as much about how little Scientists know about Polar Bears as it tells us about Polar Bears.

Porchlight

the Dept of Labor alone racked up a $ million IN ONE MONTH.

Any reports on the bill for the Dept of Energy?

lyle

Scientists "...claim this endurance feat could be a result of climate change."

Is there anything that is not presently a result of climate change? Seems like a shorter list to compile and collate.

Porchlight

the court will balance that injury against the injury of keeping a likely winner off the ballot wrongly

Yes, I can see it could definitely be more harmful to keep an eligible candidate off the ballot.

RichatUF

centralcal-

Wait until the political class in CA find some way to appropriate private retirement savings like they are doing in Europe.

 centralcal

Yep, RichatUF, California always leads the way . . .

Actually, hasn't the Obama administration been looking into this very thing for nationwide implementation? I think they have.

hit and run

Wow.

Well.

I.

Uh.

Anyway.

Sitting at Bradley International after having just spent a couple hours with Jane.

I'm speechless.

She's absolutely wonderful.

She picked me up after my meeting today,we wandered somewhat aimlessly because I proved incapable of taming her GPS to point us in the right direction,while we were looking for some place to just stop where she could try and get me drunk. Finally we found some little pizza-pub and sidled up to the bar. Mind you even the drive consisted of the fun,lauging conversation of two old friends (the kind meeting for the first time,but feeling like it was the umpteenth). I had three beers,she had water or shirley temples or grapefruit juice or something because she had to drive back home.

We sat and talked . . . and laughed . . . and talked . . .

She dropped me off here at the airport just a few minutes ago . . . and we laughed as we said goodbye. She drove off and I waved,turned to go into the terminal and . . . I cried a little bit.

I HAVE to do this again.

Melinda Romanoff

Porch-

Which was the whole point, I believe?

Court will be bought or will rule on the governing municipal code.

Quite simple.

Rob Crawford

Is there anything that is not presently a result of climate change?

That dress we were discussing earlier?

Yep. Climate change.

Porchlight

SOTU drinking game

LOL, they're onto Barry.

Porchlight

Makes sense, Mel.

Hit, that's wonderful! And I'm not a bit surprised.

 centralcal

Hit - you ARE old friends, silly. Just only now meeting face to face.

Jane

I made it home - and Hit was absolutely as fun as I had expected. I really wanted to have more time. First of all I was completely frazzeled when I got there. I left early enough that I should have been waiting for a good 30 mimutes but even with 2 GPS systems got lost and lost and lost and showed up 2 minutes early.

And there was Hit.

We talked about all of you (haha) but I wanted to find out so much more.

And yes, we have to do it again.

daddy

Fun with Hit and Jane. Yippee!

Melinda,

Am I nuts to be a contrarian and think that Rahm is going to twist his way back into the race and become your Mayor?

I have so little respect for the process lately after watching Elections and Judges who don't honor the letter of the Law that it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he could pull it off. So if JOM needs a token contrarian, I'll be it. Speaking completely out of my arse, Rahm by 8,000 write-in votes.

Boatbuilder

I recall shortly after 9/11 listening to an NPR report on the funeral of one of the pilots (I'm pretty sure it was Burlingame), As with virtually all NPR reports, the background noise was amplified to cause maximum annoyance.
I was struck by the music that was being played--Cat Steven's "Morning Has Broken!" I recall being somewhat ashamed of myself for thinking that the music was singularly innapropriate, and was probably some clueless clergyman's idea of "reaching out," while at the same time thinking that if the family wanted it who was I to question it.
I still wonder if the playing of the song was intentional, or if anyone else noticed or cared.

RichatUF

Mel's pointed out that an academic (a name I couldn't spell to save my life) has wanted to seize 401k's for a while and that the last Congress had some quiet hearings regarding it.

In CA's case their is a lot of money floating around-the UC and Cal State system endowments, CALPers, CERBT, etc. Take their money and put in place a CA general obligation bond. I'm sure the progressives in those systems wouldn't mind.

I'm starting to change my mind on changing bankruptcy to allow states to go bankrupt based on that Times article from a few days ago. ISTM that it would be better to let the state unions and state pension funds go bankrupt before letting the state escape through bankruptcy protection. I also think that a new bankruptcy chapter would allow for the federal government to step in with DIP financing-a bailout-that will make the problem worse. Chysler has been bailed out before and they've been steadily losing market share and headcount for decades. The current bail out structure for Chysler just adds another sovereign risk through Fiat and doesn't face the facts that the US auto market is shrinking and Chysler builds junk cars.

clarice

porch--yes the article lists is all-DoT was the worst, even regularly racking up late fees.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=132655&catid=158

rse

Gee Clarice I thought at first you were scolding our California poster named for the river.

Porchlight

Thanks clarice.

According to the article, the DoE spends $260K/month on energy (much lower than other departments - though little comparative info is given as to the the size of building/number of employees in each department mentioned).

Quote from the article:

The Department of Energy's 4,000 employees have a monthly competition.

"It's all about who, or what part of the building, can yield the greatest reduction in their energy demand each and every month," said Costlow.

So instead of doing something useful on the taxpayer dime, they're competing with other employees to see who can spend the most hours on the clock figuring out ways to save energy in the building. Terrific.

JM Hanes

centralcal:

"A skirt suit was appropriate for the function, but the tailoring, fit and fabric quality were just poor - no matter what price was paid for it."

I forgot who once told me that Christian Lacroix ushered in the ongoing era of shoddily made designer clothing.

I could sew well enough to make myself a summer suit (collar points were a bitch, but de rigeur!), which I did. Once. I hated sewing almost as much as ironing.

My two sisters and I always used to get three of the same things at Christmas in three different colors. Black hair and brown eyes got red. Red hair and hazel eyes got green. Blue-eyed blonde got blue. I refused to buy anything blue for myself for a decade after I left home. My brother had brown hair and brown eyes. We used to joke about our father(s).


Clarice:

"Of course, those were the days when there was no kid's fashion forward stuff."

Or casual wear. My baby girl spent so much time in adorable fleece jumpsuits, that I felt guilty about not putting her in the beautifully smocked little dresses that people still gave each other at baby showers. I once dreamt about washing and ironing them multiple times so that no one would know she hadn't worn them. Politics hadn't really worked its way into my subconscious yet.

Ignatz

--I'm sure the progressives in those systems wouldn't mind.--

Nobody is stingier or screeches louder than a progressive who perceives someone has a hand in their wallet.

RichatUF

centralcal-

Teresa Ghilarducci is the name I couldn't spell and she'd like to replace the 401k system with a government run savings plan. Yeah.

Dave (in MA)

RichatUF, google Theresa Guilarducci.

Ignatz

--So instead of doing something useful on the taxpayer dime, they're competing with other employees to see who can spend the most hours on the clock figuring out ways to save energy in the building.--

I can't think of anything anyone in the Dept of Energy could be doing that would be less harmful than sitting there doing nothing in the dark.

Porchlight

JMH,

That reminds me of the part in On The Banks of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder) where Mary was bored of her blue hair ribbons (blonde hair) and Laura was bored of her pink ribbons (brown hair). One day Ma forgot and switched the ribbons and the girls were so thrilled.

Pops

I think what seems to get lost in the translation is when America gained Independence from Britain, we became a freer people and came to Englands aid when their Freedom was threatened.

The Chinese did not bring freedom to the North Koreans, they brought reeducation, starvation, tyranny, work camps, death camps and a unknown death toll hidden in a closed society of the Korean people.

There's a huge difference singing about a birth a freedom, and a snuffing out of it.

One wonders why some can't tell the difference.

Porchlight

I can't think of anything anyone in the Dept of Energy could be doing that would be less harmful than sitting there doing nothing in the dark.

True. I'd just like there to be no employees and no building at all.

RichatUF

Dave-

lol. Thanks, I didn't even get that close.

Ignatz

--True. I'd just like there to be no employees and no building at all.--

Eliminationist. :)

 centralcal

oops, falling behind on the comments - have to back track and catch up after I post this.

INTERESTING!! According to Ben Smith quoting an Esquire article on Roger Ailes, he and Bill Clinton have been in talks about doing a show for FNC:

Well, I talked to him. The problem with Bill is he won't be as good on a talk show as you'd think. Because, first of all, he never shuts up. I mean he cannot hit time cues.
JM Hanes

Rob Crawford:

"I make a perfectly good joke riffing on a major figure in modern 'art' and no one catches it?!"

I shoulda been here! I once had a piece featured right next to Christo, in Whole Cloth.

Melinda Romanoff

A refresher: Teresa Ghilarducci's Congressional Testimony.

RichatUF

ooops...Chrysler...forgot the r three times...strange.

Melinda Romanoff

Rich-

You were very close.

daddy-

I know everyone thinks, at least around here, that Richie is Mayor of the World, he, nor Rahm, would be my mayor.

I have a Village President (of 6100 souls).

Melinda Romanoff

Remember Rich, Teresa's little twist is to confiscate ALL private retirement savings in a swap for $600 (maximum) credits in the new system.

Rob Crawford

One wonders why some can't tell the difference.

Because the one they want isn't the one they got?

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