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January 12, 2011

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Boatbuilder

When we find out that Boehner and the Republicans blocked the DHS report highlighting the dangers inherent in members of Congress misspelling the names of constituents, that will be the last straw.

Rob Crawford

You left out the best part -- the "story" was written by a Soros-stooge!

clarice

I'm waiting for a study evaluating the prevalence of paranoid schizophrenic behavior in America's vanishing class of professional journalists.

daddy

Yay,

Chris Christie on FOX and friends doing a beautiful job.

Pawlenty was on as the earlier guest, and I'm simply saying that in comparison to Christie, IMHO, Pawlenty comes across like a poodle.

Go Fat Man!!! How wonderful to hear a politician who does not couch his words. Confidence!

Here's the difference I notice:

When Pawlenty is on, he is like a "Groupie" to the Newsfolks.

When Christie is on, the Newsfolks are look "Groupies" to Chris Christie.

Janet

The libs with their media/entertainment cohorts are very good at "setting the stage" for their future desired talking points. Phony reports, polls, issue movies,...

That was a report waiting for "the crime" so it could be touted as proof of right-wing hate. The problem is that they often roll out their planned talking point on a crime that doesn't fit. They need to heed the Rockefeller Memo - "We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time-- but we can only do so once."

They usually "pull the trigger" at the wrong time.

Janet

Writer of the Newsweek piece -
Aaron Mehta is a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative reporting organization in Washington D.C.

Captain Hate

Fred Phelps (democrat) and his band of loons are purportedly on their way to Tucson to give their own unique perspective to the memorial service.

Captain Hate

Sarah Palin breaks her silence and in doing so demonstrates more leadership than the entire party of Repukes.

Extraneus

What do you want to bet Loughner had pics in his room of the Congresswoman with little cartoon comments of things she'd say to him drawn in, and maybe her face glued onto some nude bodies.

Obama's mission today is to change the subject from "rhetoric" to unicorns, before the real evidence starts coming out.

Janet

Great quote in Sarah Palin's statement - "President Reagan said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”


mikey

Is anyone going to hold Joe Scarborough accountable for his commentary in Politico for misusing Michelle Bachman's "armed and dangerous" to make his political point? Why dont you source quote Joe? Was it Krugman? Media Matters? Chris Matthews?

daddy

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

Yay Sarah! and Chris Christie. Confidence!

Don't let the bastards shut you up into politically correct acquiescence or silence. This is a moment to be emboldened, not cowed, and thanks for leading the way.

Extraneus

Sarah Palin statement: "America's Enduring Strength"

Extraneus

Ooops, didn't see you there Janet.

Captain Hate

Exactly daddy; it's called "leadership" and it's something that Pawlenty, King and the rest of the eunuch Repukes, as well as Stumblebum O'dipshit, are sorely lacking.

Hardlife,HardLove

Its okay about the nudie pics and fantasizing about famous people.It can be fun,ever go to a costume party?its okay you came out and no one is real busy right now.......

narciso

She always comes through, making that whole
forest of garbage that has been spit out since
Saturday, superfluous. I checked in early last night, because there's only so much mendacity and deceit one can put up with.

Extraneus

First Latina Governor's Historic Inauguration Gets Little National News Coverage

Gee...

bio mom

The reelection strategy has been reported to be a gradual convincing of the public that the new Republican reps are all kind of crazy as are all the Tea Party types so that independents will flock back to Obama. This response to the shooting fits that narrtive perfectly for them. Too bad the muddle sways in the wind and is susceptible to this nonsense. 50/47 today for Obama in Reuters/Ipsos poll.

centralcal

Go Sarah! Her remarks show maturity and leadership. Meanwhile, the left is foaming at the mouth over "blood libel." Politico is beside itself. I love it. Sarah has called out the media for their slander, their libel, their hatred.

We too need to help in shining a bright light on the dark world where the MFM try to cower.

bunkerbuster

Who knew? The real victim of the shooting was, as ever, Sarah Palin...
Poor Sarah, were it not for all the unfairness, she'd be, um, what, governor of a state you never hear about that's virtually run by oil money. Instead, she's a reality TV celebrity and Fox News journalist. Life's so unfair to wingnuts, so unfair...

narciso

Zeleny, is apparently not 'enchanted' by her response, sure sign how effective it is. Spunkmeyer go splat, yet again.

Boatbuilder

My response would have been "Get bent, you fucking ghouls!," but Sarah's was more elegant.

Boatbuilder

She has a hell of a nerve injecting herself into this, doesn't she, Bubu? What a narcissist.

Captain Hate

I guess our assigned troll isn't on the A list of recipients of Sarah talking points since the press outrage now is that she used the term blood libel. David Corn is charging her with comparing herself to Holocaust victims. I think even Loughner has a better command of semantics than that diwmit.

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

The jugeared commie bastard has nowhere to go after that Palin video. OODA loop. Inside. He is going to look like a fool dragging Incompetano and whatever other commies he brings to this. Maybe Sheriff Joe will finally check his papers and deport him.

Extraneus

Have we heard a statement from Mitt Romney?

narciso

They really should know better, by now, not to poke 'Mama Grizzley' with a stick, because
she will tear their arm off,

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

Regarding the first Latina Governor, even the FoxNews article couldn't bring itself to mention some of the things she has already done to make lib heads explode over in New Mexico. From my deck it sounds like thunder, and it is good. She has already stripped some job killing environmental group created by Richardson of all its barking moonbats, on the way to disbanding it entirely. She has also made a serious stab at a serious budget. She isn't waiting around to start fixing things. Even Brewer could take some lessons.

Rob Crawford

Question: do we really care what a politician's ethnicity is? I think that's a game better left to the latter-day blood quanta obsessed on the left.

Captain Hate

FoxNews, unlike the cartoonish description that our assigned trolls give it, is becoming increasingly worthless. WTF Ailes?

Donald

Here's some news. LUN.

Man.

Captain Hate

Here's some great Bammy, focused like a laser on the economy, news: MA 'green' company EVERGREEN SOLAR is closing up shop after only two years and a $58M taxpayer investment.

Laying off 800.

Too bad Van Jones didn't get confirmed so we could have more of these scams getting taxpayer input. Well done Coupe Deval.

narciso

As long as Schemp and Geraldo Riviera, that's not a typo, that's the way he was described on
a cartoon show in the 80s, have any part in it, Megyn fileed Sheriff Dufuss, that's not enough.

Threadkiller

--"Question: do we really care what a politician's ethnicity is?"--

I don't. But I do like to see bungduster prove he is not about minorities getting ahead. Id-iot-entity Liberal.

Rob Crawford

Bungbuster is not about anyone getting ahead. He's one of the proverbial crabs in a bucket.

bunky

OMG Palin is hot. What a babe.

MarkO

Jerry Rivers. I guess he's the balance, although he may be unbalanced himself.

Why would the left want to make Palin more sympathetic. They are as obsessed as the shooter.

bunky

Fox hired John Roberts the other day, talk about WTF.

Threadkiller

I am compelled to repost this here. I can only e-mail other sites, to get this out. I have sent it to some of the talk-radio personalities.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio effigy ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sru7eohc574"> beheaded in Pima County. Pima County public defender Isabel Garcia leads kids to the riot and parades around with the severed head. She defends her actions.

Fast forward to 5:45 if you want to skip the tear jerking start of the story.


This is remarkable. I have not found Sheriff Dupidedoo statement condemning this.

She did this in front of where Joe Arpaio was ">http://www.kpho.com/news/16911334/detail.html"> book signing.

Chief Legal Defender Isabel Garcia appeared at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's book signing in Tucson last week and reportedly participated in a mock assault and decapitation of the Maricopa County sheriff.

This is hate speech of the first order in Dupniks backyard.

Please pass this one on.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Daddy, I also saw Christie on Morning Joe, and he was spectacular. They were all berating him about being in Florida during a snow storm. Christie replied that they were complaining about image not substance since the clean-up went fine. Mika persevered about how horrid he ii. Mark Helperen actually admitted that Chistie convinced him that it was the substance that mattered. Mika fumed.

It was great.

Christie is a joy to watch.

We are edging toward a foot of snow with no end in sight.

Captain Hate

Mika's such an imbecile; maybe fellow idiot Scarblowhard could arrange for a quickie comforting session.

Danube of Thought

Finally, some leadership:

BOSTON — Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, transfixed a Beacon Hill audience Tuesday as he lamented "an atmosphere of hate" enveloping the country and poisoning the political climate.

Of course, the kid is all of 30 years old and wouldn't know an atmosphere of hate from a buffalo fart, but it's not all that hard to transfix Beacon Hill audiences if you've got the right bootlegger's blood coursing through your veins.

clarice

What do the Latina Governor of N Mex, the Governor of Az and the former Governor of Alaska have in common? Brains and Brass.
Compare and contrast to lunatic Cong. King and his legislative proposal; sitting on top of the weather vane and turning in each direction with it Pawlenty and mouth zippered shut McCain.

No wonder the media wants to knock them off.

Rob Crawford

Amazing how the "atmosphere of hate" never seems to come from the leftards who bay for literal blood.

Danube of Thought

Minus 13 at Raz today; 47-36 GOP on the generic ballot.

PD

Pawlenty was on as the earlier guest, and I'm simply saying that in comparison to Christie, IMHO, Pawlenty comes across like a poodle.

1) Was Pawlenty awake?

and

2) How could you tell?

Porchlight

Pawlenty is a squishy, boring, weak, go-along-to-get-along-er seriously lacking in leadership qualities.

Plus Ed Morrissey thinks he's great.

I don't care what Pawlenty did in MN. If you can't come out strong on this, you don't have what it takes to take on the machine in 2012.

PD

Question: do we really care what a politician's ethnicity is? I think that's a game better left to the latter-day blood quanta obsessed on the left.

*We* don't care, but it's still worth pointing out when the leftists, normally so all consumed by ethnicity, completely fail to cover issues when the person of favored ethnicity doesn't follow the leftist agenda. It shows the supposed concern for ethnicity is a sham.

Army of Davids

GM,Chrysler,State and Municipal, PIIGS, Japan, Belgium, France, UK

In virtually every single one of these solvency concerns legacy healthcare and pension obligations are the chief long term problem.

I'm sure the 111th congress passing ObamaCare solves the US fiscal problem.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce regularly heaps abuse on TeePaw; all of it deserved imo.

Dave (in MA)

DoT, and it's not hard to transfix a Kennedy if you have enough booze or a prescription pad.

MA Senate President Therese Murray: "Pretty amazing, I think we have a new Kennedy."

This state never learns.

Threadkiller

">http://mexicotrucker.com/a-win-for-isabel-garcia-and-first-amendment-rights"> Pima county’s decision in 2010 regarding their Chief Legal Defender Isabel Garcia leading role in a riot that included the beheading of an effigy of an Arizona law enforcement officer.

Huckelberry said one of the factors that weighed heavily in his decision was that Arpaio was appearing at a private event, not as an official duty. Huckelberry wrote that county ethical rules don’t cover events outside official duties. After researching other policies at various entities, from other Arizona counties to the Arizona Republic newspaper, Huckelberry noted that such policies “vary in specificity regarding off-duty activities, and use terms that are vague and difficult to enforce. “What is embarrassing or inappropriate to one person may not be to another,” Huckelberry wrote.

I wonder what Pima County Administrator Huckelberry has to say about rhetoric regarding Giffords, considering how soft he is on a public beheading of a government official by a government official.

Extraneus

Huh? I just read yesterday somewhere that Pawlenty is Christie, just with seven more years of experience as a governor. I wonder if that number of years as governor thing is being said on purpose.

Threadkiller

">http://www.pima.gov/depts/Admin/bd-isabel.garcia.report.pdf"> Official Pima County Record of the beheading, before it gets scrubbed.

Porchlight

I wonder if that number of years as governor thing is being said on purpose.

Oh, I'm certain it is. Good catch.

I'm sure he would love to be compared to Christie otherwise, but I don't see it.

Dave (in MA)

Not mine...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5166/5347890914_df8275bc9c.jpg>

...from a HotAir commenter.

MarkO

I hear they call him "Pussy Pawlenty."

Bond or Powers?

Neo

We are better than the mindless finger-pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy.

When I read that the first time my mind replaced the work "mindless" with "middle"

Melinda Romanoff

AoD-

Now you're being less abstruse and just plain under-informed. Try the new IL tax bill as a primer.

Old Lurker

Fox is increasingly dead to me. I DVR the grapevive and the roundtable each night at 6:35 and will watch it if CK and Hayes are on but not if it's squishes and/or Wallace. I fast forward through the comments of the NPR seat holders. That means my TV news is down to 10 min a day or else zero.

Melinda Romanoff

OL-

The Onion is launching a sports show on the Comedy Channel.

FYI.

DebinNC

From Donald's AP link:

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama visits Arizona and gives a speech honoring the victims to a rattled state and nation.

This "rattled".."traumatized" nation stuff really irks me, as it's solely designed to provide Obama a "turning point" opportunity. These nuts-gone-wild incidents happen regularly, and the sitting prez offers graceful condolences from DC. but this time we're being treated to an all-libs-on-deck, carefully choreographed extravaganza, starring The One. It's sickening.


Old Lurker

Hah!

I tend to click to "How it's Made" or "Mega Builders", hoping as I do that Mrs. OL is in the kitchen.

Hey Mel...how's that 66% increase in tax rates for you rich guys in Chicago working out?

Dave (in MA)

FNC just reported that doctors say that Rep. Gifford's chances for survival is "100%" or "101%".

Sue

ABC radio is reporting that, paraphrasing here, Palin is stoking the flames of the rhetoric by responding in an 8 minute video. They had that one ready and waiting for when she responded. Whenever that might have been.

Rob Crawford

Apparently, you're just supposed to lay back and let yourself be accused on accessory to murder.

MarkO

Rob, it is all about limiting speech that upsets the left. That speech is, by definition, hateful.

Janet

I totally agree with Deb @ 11:03.

MayBee

I totally agree with Deb @ 11:03.

Me too.

This isn't one of those things where strangers in the grocery store stop each other and say "Can you believe it?"
This is a horrible crime, worthy of discussion, but it is like so many other crimes we experience too often.

MayBee

Sue- people have been all "Why is Sarah Palin silent? She must speak!" then she speaks and they say "How dare she speak!"

clarice

Welcome to the no TV news watchers club, OL. It saves so much time and keeps my blood pressure nice and low.

"rattled nation" is it? How much more ridiculous is this going to get?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Pawlenty is a squishy, boring, weak, go-along-to-get-along-er seriously lacking in leadership qualities.

He comes across as effeminate. Of course that might appeal to the left, but it doesn't appeal to me. And if it doesn't appeal to the most pro-gay conservative here, he is probably in trouble.

matt

sales of aluminum foil in Washington, D.C. and New York have been skyrocketing, and spinning classes are reporting all time high attendance.

When they run their own polls that indicate that the vast majority of the public disagree with their spin and don't bother to read them, is it any wonder they are alienating themselves from the majority.

I would posit that their sensationalist stories are actually inflaming their own wacko leftist constituency, as TM points out.

Nazis and right wingers are yesterday's news. We've been getting a diet of that since the 1960's.The real story is the wholesale delusion of the American oligarchy.

Just today, smilin Barry stated that France is our bestest friend evah.....meh!

Porchlight

I totally agree with Deb @ 11:03

Me three.

In the mind of Jonathan Alter, this tragedy happened just in time to help Obama kick off the re-election campaign in a soothing, bi-partisan fashion!! What a stroke of luck.

Although the ideal timing, of course, would have been late October. I guess they'll just have to settle.

MaryD

I totally agree with Deb @ 11:03.

I picked up on that locution too and my blood boiled. The only people who are rattled are media munchkins and politicians.

narciso

No, we are not 'rattled' we are angry, at the lives lost and maimed, and we get angrier as
we see not only this need not have happened,
but the media seems intent in rationalizing it.

Melinda Romanoff

OL-

It's all packaged and ready for export.

Especially little things like Abbott and Baxter Labs, as a bonus.

To read the bill is to read a menu from a mugger on how, precisely, he will rob you.

If I were Rick Perry, I would be burning up the phone lines and lining up some commercial areas for development.

clarice

It's only a matter of time until someone real smart like Olbermann figures out that Rush hired Dupnik to make inflammatory, totally false statements about the shooting from day one to make him, his media pals and Obama look like they are absolutely insane themselves.

Porchlight

Meanwhile no journalist can manage to ask Sheriff Dupnik a basic question like "so, knowing this guy was a serious threat, and having had contact with him before, what did your department do about the situation? Why wasn't better security provided to potential targets?"

DebinNC

Speakers scheduled says a lot about Obama's fear of ever being upstaged (1 hr.):

Opening music
A Native American blessing
Welcome by University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton
The playing of the National Anthem
Remarks by President Shelton
Remarks by a University of Arizona Student
Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R)
Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks by President Obama
Moment of silence

Threadkiller

">http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/us/12loughner.html?_r=1"> Police Say They Visited Tucson Suspect’s Home Even Before Rampage

A[Pima County Sheriff]spokesman, Jason Ogan, said the details of the calls were being reviewed by legal counsel and would be released as soon as the review was complete. He said he did not know what the calls were about — they could possibly have been minor, even trivial matters — or whether they involved Jared Loughner or another member of the household

In other words: I don’t know shit, but I have an opinion that is something contrary to what anyboby with a brain would believe about Loughner. I hope people don’t mind more stupid opinions in the place of facts. That is what we do here in Pima.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Just an observation for your consideration:

IIRC, W attended and spoke at a memorial service at Virginia Tech when the crazed shooter killed more than 30 people and wounded many more. The VT convocation was organized and hosted by the University, not the White House. Bush spoke for only a few minutes and was not featured. Here's the full text of his remarks:

Our nation is shocked and saddened by the news of the shootings at Virginia Tech today. The exact toll has not yet been confirmed, but it appears that more than 30 people were killed and many more were wounded.

I have spoken with Governor Tim Kaine and Virginia Tech President Charles Steger. I told them that Laura and I and many across our nation are praying for the victims and their families and all the members of the university community who have been devastated by this terrible tragedy.

I told them that my administration would do everything possible to assist with the investigation and that I pledged that we would stand ready to help local law enforcement and the local community in any way we can during this time of sorrow.

Schools should be places of safety and sanctuary and learning. When that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every American community.

Today our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech. We hold the victims in our hearts, we lift them up in our prayers, and we ask a loving God to comfort those who are suffering today.

Thank you.

I suspect BHO's statement will be more elaborate.

Ignatz

--I guess our assigned troll isn't on the A list of recipients of Sarah talking points since the press outrage now is that she used the term blood libel. David Corn is charging her with comparing herself to Holocaust victims.--

Now all the creeps who have spent the last twenty years repeating the blood libel of Israel's alleged abuse and murder of Palestinians and doing whatever they could to assist in its destruction will suddenly be ever so sensitive to any thing which could possibly offend.

MaryD

DebinNC,

What a dreary lineup! I will be busy with my sock drawer.

Threadkiller

Deb, the last item on the schedule will prove to be the best.

Extraneus

Really great pic at Drudge. Just enough in-your-eyes steely jawed seriousness. I thought the statement showed gravitas, too. Poor libs. They must have vomited with murderous rage.

Melinda Romanoff

Deb-

You mixed up the program a bit.

The last two lines are actually broken out by mistake. It should read:

"Moment of Silence by President Obama."

Could you forward that back to edit?

Thanks.

Sue

MayBee,

Exactly!

Deb,

Last night on one of the Fox shows, O'Reilly I think, the leftard said she was terrorized by the shooting in Tucson, therefore the shooter was a terrorist. I wasn't terrorized. Horrified. Sad. But not terrorized. They have to hype it. They can't help themselves.

Ignatz

--A Native American blessing--

Why? Is Giffords Indian? Was Judge Roll? Any of the other dead or wounded? Were they shot on a reservation?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

but this time we're being treated to an all-libs-on-deck, carefully choreographed extravaganza, starring The One. It's sickening.

I predict it will backfire.

The latest is that Loughner was stopped by the police the morning of the shooting (perhaps for running a red light.) Using the left's standards how can we not say the shooting was Dupnik's fault?

Porchlight

Jim Rhoads,

Thanks for the timely reminder. IIRC the progs hollered that it was inappropriate for Bush to inject himself into the VT tragedy. Anyone else recall that?

Extraneus

New thread.

Old Lurker

Mel, I think Porch offered to put us all up at her place when we move to Austin.

That house I have mentioned building on Nantucket is carefully buried in corporate ownership so there will be no chance of MA claiming I live there (MD as my primary residence is bad enough). YL knows to put my almost lifeless shell on a plane to FL or Texas so I can be declared dead there, ala Howard Hughes.

Threadkiller

Jane, they have no standards. They will just say he was let go because the Governor only wants brown people stopped. Their hands were tied by the hate mongers of the right.

Porchlight

Forget it, Ignatz. It's Tucson.

Sue

Ig,

Was the little girl Native American? Or part Native American? She looked like it or Hispanic.

Porchlight

I wish I could put y'all up, OL, but our house is a bit dinky. Still I would happily host all the raucous festivities.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Why? Is Giffords Indian? Was Judge Roll? Any of the other dead or wounded? Were they shot on a reservation?

Perhaps one or more liked to gamble.

DebinNC

Jim Rhoads, thanks for reminding us what a president should do and not do.

Hillary called Loughner "an extremist".. and in context a political extremist. If someone will be watching, please report whether Incompetano says the same today now that facts dispute that. Any guesses on what Holder's there to say since racism wasn't involved? Maybe he'll remind shooters that he has a record of arranging presidential pardons if the bribe is big enough.

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