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January 28, 2011

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Captain Hate

Exactly what do journalism schools teach if not how to use words correctly?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Apparently riots are starting up in Jordon.

narciso

Not that New Hampshire RINO's fill me with confidence, but what evidence do we have beside an Obamabot, that they are screwing up.
I mean a supporter of Carol Porter, doesn't realize why she lost.

Strawman Cometh

Jane,
As long as Krypton remains stable, we'll be ok

Rob Crawford

What do you expect from the party that gave us the Klan?

narciso

More tolerance from the 'party of civility' in the LUN

Sue

Anyone in NH that can confirm or deny the allegation that republicans are making missteps in the house?

narciso

No, Sue, it is so self evidently true, that we don't need to check it just like the utterances of the new press secretary, in the LUN

Sandy Daze

28 Jan 11
conus

Speaking of Planet Krypton, where is Superman when you need him, to remind us of TJatAW (Truth Justice and the American Way (LUN), an excerpt:

QUOTE
The American way of life is an expression that refers to the lifestyle of people living in the United States of America. It is an example of a behavioral modality, developed from the 17th century until today. It refers to a nationalist ethos that purports to adhere to principles of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It has some connection to the concept of American exceptionalism and the American Dream.

During the time of the Cold War, the expression was commonly used by the media to highlight the differences in living standards of the populations of the United States and the Soviet Union. At that time, American popular culture broadly embraced the idea that anyone, regardless of the circumstances of his or her birth, could significantly increase his or her standard of living through determination, hard work, and natural ability. In the employment sector, this concept was expressed in the belief that a competitive market would foster individual talent and a renewed interest in entrepreneurship. Politically, it took the form of a belief in the superiority of a free democracy, founded on a productive and economic expansion without limits.

etcetera
UNQUOTE

Take good care,
Sandy

Sue

narciso,

I'm not sure what I expect from Carney, but he can't be any worse than Gibbs, just maybe smarter, since a rock could be a contender in the smarter than Gibbs department.

narciso

Of course, he's more competent than Gibbs, than again so would a pigmy marmoset, he was Journolist, before there was one, as the LUN indicates

centralcal

Sue: AmSpec's The Prowler has a piece on Carney.

According to another White House staffer, Carney's selection was made after sitdowns with both Obama and new White House chief of staff William Daley. In those meetings, according to the source, Carney made the case that his longstanding ties to the Washington and White House press corps would ensure a far smoother transition for the White House than with Burton or other candidates. Carney highlighted the personal relationships he's built over the years with journalists, in part, with his wife, ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman. And he assured the president that with regional press he could accomplish similar friendly coverage through his many journalism ties.

He can be worse than Gibbs in that he can influence MFM reporting (or non-reporting) even more.

Sue

C-cal,

Obama getting friendly coverage? You mean instead of asking him who his favorite White Sox is they will supply him with the answer before asking the question?

centralcal

lol, Sue! EXACTLY!!!!!

Ranger

Well, if you are worried about what is going on in the Arab world right now, wait until it his the Euro-zone (via http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/258253/still-digging-andrew-stuttaford>The Corner):

Still Digging

there is no get-out-of-jail card. As the Bank of England’s governor explained this week, eurozone countries that binged on cheap money and self-indulgent pay awards must face up to improving competitiveness: “But because they are part of a monetary union and so do not have their own currency, they can do so only through outright falls in nominal wages. And to force that adjustment, unemployment has had to rise very sharply, compounding the impact on living standards.”

So you'll have a lot of countries that can't afford to borrow any more, right at the time that their unemployment is skyrocketing, and their wages are dropping. That's never a good mix.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Steven Haywood had very nice things to say about Carney last night. Apparently Carney mentored him when he got out of J-school. There was some discussion of him being like Tony Snow.

Holy smokes and fire.

Jordan, Jane? What's it all about?
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narciso

Probably, food prices, and it turns it was the source of 1/5 of the wikileak cables

Ranger

Probably, food prices, and it turns it was the source of 1/5 of the wikileak cables

Posted by: narciso | January 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Yes... the wages of enthenol. "Green energy" doesn't just cost more money, it costs lives.

Army of Davids

Tom Donahue, head of the Chamber of Commerce, on the taxes, regulations, mandates and uncertainty in the healthcare legislation. "a job killer"

fdcol63

Islamic radicals in control of Lebanon, Gaza, Egypt AND Jordan doesn't bode well for Israel or the West.

Will it stop in the Arab world, or will we see similar uprisings in Europe from unassimilated Muslim immigrant populations?

Sue

Another world war with Obama at the helm? Oh, my.

Sue

ElBaradei under house arrest. This won't turn out well. Another Iran in the making.

Sue

I can't find anything about republicans in New Hampshire, especially the house, making missteps. I guess I'm not using the right phrase to search.

Ignatz

Read an analysis at the Daily Beast of why the Muslim Brotherhood (the mother of Hamas) taking over in Egypt wouldn't be so bad by some CIA clown who has advised Barry on Afghanistan. I felt I was entering a Santayana dreamworld and had returned to 1978/79.
If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over be prepared for hearing about why they're not really that bad and we should not worry and how Barry's speech inspired all the democratic yearnings in Egypt. When they turn out be Egyptian ayatollahs prepare for it being all Bush's fault.
Alternate scenario:
Mubabrak crushes dissent which will be Bush's fault, nothing to do with Barry.
Remote possibility:
True democracy takes over which will have absolutely nothing to do with our troops' sacrifice trying to build democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan and will not be Bush's fault, but all Barry's doing through a speech.

Old Lurker

As we watch the southern shore of the Med from Tunisia eastward, Lebanon and Syria all the way around through Turkey and Greece all descend into turmoil...then watching how well we are handling the rest of the world too...I was struck at how much Hillary put a happy face on things this week. To me it is like watching Jimmah Carters handling of Iran all over again but this time writ very very large.

Poor Israel.

Poor us.

Lord Whorfin says Smoke the Damn Cigar!

Though I live in VT, our news covers NH too. No word, but I am but an Egg.

narciso

Riedel, this is an example of his wisdom, from last year

Sue

I would imagine, right about now, that the good folks in Arlington, Texas are wishing they had never heard of Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Super Bowl XLV. Every little thing has caused the bomb squads to show up and shut down the city. Right now, the breaking news is they are trying to figure out what the press is calling a "suspicious package" near the stadium.

centralcal

Jane: Who is Steven Haywood and where did you hear him last night?

narciso

She means Steven Hayes, the Iraq AQ guy, who I recall some have called 'dibs' on,

fdcol63

Drudge headline:

"Iranian Media Hail Egypt 'Revolution'..."

You know when the Iranian mullahs say this, after brutally suppressing a revolution against their own regime, it's not a good sign.

bgates

ElBaradei under house arrest.

That makes two countries in one week that
* the administration won't refer to as a dictatorship, and
* have imprisoned a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for no good reason.

Army of Davids

The National Restaurant Association is pushing for repeal of the healthcare legislation.

"We're in an industry that has very low profit margins and is very labor-dependent. You add those things up and for some restaurants the law would be catastrophc"...Angelo Amador, the associations VP of labor and work-force policy.

Marketplace section of today's WSJ

PaulV

If the republicans had done anything in NH we would have heard of it.

clarice

Any other Nobel Peace Prize recipients still loose?

Janet

Better get that White House staff to start planning a fancy dinner party! Tune the piano, plan the menu, get a new dress...lots to celebrate!!!

fdcol63

There's one loose in the WH. LOL

Danube of Thought

This crap in the Middle East wouldn't be going on if Barack Obama were alive.

Ranger

Well, given that El Baradei got his Nobel for doing his best to obstruct the Bush administration's efforts to prevent Iran from getting the bomb... couldn't happen to a nicer guy. El Baradei is about to learn that "the Western elite" could care less about him, now that he is no longer useful to them.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

True democracy takes over which will have absolutely nothing to do with our troops' sacrifice trying to build democracies in Iraq and

Bambi could go a long way toward making that happen, but he won't.

CC - Narciso is right.Steven HAYES - who is definitely worth having dibs on.

 Ann

What Middle East Problem? We have Bigger Concerns says MO

Touring Fort Jackson on Thursday, the first lady praised efforts to offer better, more nutritious foods in the mess hall. She called childhood obesity a "national security issue."

"Young recruits are coming in with higher percentages of stress fractures because they're not used to moving around. They're coming in unable to train because they're either overweight or some are even malnourished and it's costing this nation a lot of money for all this retraining that they have to do," she said. "They may never be battle ready."

WTF

narciso

These events seem tailor made for Mark Steyn's appearance today on Limbaugh, who ihas talked often of the false 'stability' in Egypt and the KSA that gave us September 11th, Once sees from the wiki that nobody gave
a farthing for the one good guy that is Nour.

Melinda Romanoff

This will turn into a street battle between the Arabists and the Islamists.

Captain Hate

I think the timing of this makes it obvious that Egypt wants high speed rail and WTF.

Thomas Collins

See LUN for Al-Jazeera's live blog on the events in Egypt.

Captain Hate

I wish the trolls could entertain us with some Bite-me level insight into the Middle East.

 Ann

Clarice and Allen West fans will love this:

Republican Congressman Allen West reacts to Olbermann firing. Enjoy.

RichatUF

CH-

Don't encourage them. Obama did make a few speeches over there.

Melinda Romanoff

Live ammunition now being heard (Twitter)

Pagar

""They may never be battle ready."

IMO, that has been the American leftist dream since at least the late 1960s.

Captain Hate

Ann, I LOLed

Hey, the local fishwrap is claiming that Kasich is getting hammered for lack of "diversity" in his appointments. Is that a story in Columbus or is it just provincial throwing red meat to the donks here?

Melinda Romanoff

And Tanks rolling in Suez-Reuters

Chubby

Ann, BIG, BIG laugh!

glasater

This may be the one time a person would want to watch:

Al Jazeera

glasater

We're on the same wave length TC although my link is the live feed.

Melinda Romanoff

glasater-

Talk was Egyptian police were shutting them down.

Please read Wretchard's Latest on this for considerable insights.

Ranger

God, Hillary looks awful making her statement. I think she just figured out that she's had her eyes off the important ball for the last two weeks, And she will be made the fall person for how all this "snuck up" on Barry.

Melinda Romanoff

Ranger-

The faster she resigns the less she'll get hung with...

Ignatz

--I wish the trolls could entertain us with some Bite-me level insight into the Middle East.--

CH, you must have missed cleo telling us this is all a result of Armand Assange and wikileaks a day or so ago.

 centralcal

Ann: Isn't Allen West terrific!!! And, the best part is that he can't be misquoted by the MFM!!! lol.

Captain Hate

Maybe it should dawn on Muffer what a nest of vipers is under her and start cleaning out some of the dead wood, which is at least 30 years overdue.

Captain Hate

No I saw that Iggy; I'm just waiting for it to be confirmed that it's all going to hell so that mental case's hero can be hung with its own words.

Melinda Romanoff

Ig-

CNBC is now bringing it live.

 Ann

Yes, Captain, same old playbook. Arrgh! They fail to mention that African-Americans turned down offers from Kasich for two separate cabinet posts.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/27/black-lawmakers-demand-kasich-appoint-minorities-cabinet.html?sid=101&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter ">Black Ohio lawmakers demand that Kasich name minorities to cabinet

Not in the news much is the fact that a county agency has hired Ohio's former social services director, who quit over a records check on the campaign figure known as "Joe the Plumber."

Remember Helen Jones-Kelley, an African American that illegally took personal records from Joe? Yeah, she just got hired and will make $145,000. Helen Jones-Kelley

narciso

Having read Al Aswany's Yacoubian Building, I'm not surprised by any of this.

Old Lurker

Ranger, she did seem clueless earlier when she, as I said above, put such a happy face on the situation in Egypt. As Mel said, it's a battle between the Islamists and Arabists and that's not likely to end well.

Captain Hate

Damn Ann; I think Montgomery county might be more corrupt than Cuyahoga to hire that scrunt, who should be in jail in a fair and just world. $145K; what a country.

Regarding the Middle East: You know none of this would be a problem if sooper secret agent Val Plame was still undercover, right?

Dave (in MA)

"The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Sue

It's kind of surreal, watching those angry protesters. Especially when one of them was holding his coca cola can high in the air. "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..."

Chubby

It would seem the Arabists are somewhat in the minority: ((According to a Pew Research Center poll, 82% of Egyptians support stoning people who commit adultery, 77% support whippings/ cutting off hands for theft or robbery and 84% support the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion.))

 Ann

twitter:

Right about now, MSNBC interns are frantically searching Palin's website for old references to "Egypt," "Cairo" & "Moo-Barick."

LOL

Sue

I keep thinking about the couple on House Hunters International, she was American, he was Egyptian, with a small child. They wanted to move from California to Cairo so their child would know his father's country. I wonder what she is thinking about it today?

Frau Steingehirn

Smart Diplomacy abroad and Smart Government at home. Not to mention VP Joe assuring us that Mubarak is not a dictator. What could go wrong?


RichatUF

test?

RichatUF

seems I can't post?

RichatUF

damn it, I knew that would happen.

Mel-

Thanks for the link, a good read. Like this at the end: "The ex-"Strong Horse" Bows to the "Wrong Horse"".

Ignatz

Thanks for the Wretchard link, Mel.
He is, as always, a treasure trove of insight.
I don't see how this possibly ends well for the Copts who are already severely oppressed.
Another Exodus?

Dave (in MA)
Smart Diplomacy abroad and Smart Government at home. Not to mention VP Joe assuring us that Mubarak is not a dictator. What could go wrong?
Maybe this is going to be the Gird Your Loins moment that Joe warned us about, off by about 2 years.
Melinda Romanoff

PL-

But the minority supports Al Qaeda (>20% sticks in my mind for some reason), that's where the Arabist/Muslim Brotherhood divide arises, in my eyes.

Extraneus

Via HotAir: Glenn Beck defends Michele Bachmann

Carol Porter

I didn't know about this page, but someone commented about me and today Jan. 28,2010 google sent me here.
( I am "the other Carol Porter." I am the one from GA.)
Still fighting the good fight down in GA. They are really unloading the clown cart. Go to my wall on facebook and scroll down. I post almost everyday about their corruption.

Thank you,
Carol Porter, Democratic nominee for Lt. Gov (who ran against a very corrupt, but extremely powerful Republican incumbent. At least his own party stripped him of most of his power the first week after the election.)
http://www.facebook.com/carolporter4ga

narciso

No, I meant the one in NH, Carol Shea Porter,

Dave (in MA)

Barry http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/113974/>confuses Afghanistan and Iraq.

Rob Crawford

Live ammunition now being heard (Twitter)

Whoever gave their live ammunition access to Twitter has a lot to answer for! I don't even let mine watch TV.

Chubby

((Barry confuses Afghanistan and Iraq.))

oh goodie, now I don't feel so badly about misusing the term "Arabist" in my last post.

Rob Crawford

Remember Helen Jones-Kelley, an African American that illegally took personal records from Joe? Yeah, she just got hired and will make $145,000.

Grrr....

Still fighting the good fight down in GA. They are really unloading the clown cart. Go to my wall on facebook and scroll down. I post almost everyday about their corruption.

What do you expect? They're Democrats.

Sue

, but someone commented about me and today Jan. 28,2010 google sent me here. ( I am "the other Carol Porter." I am the one from GA.)

Genius at work here folks. On a thread about democrats in NH, the "other Carol Porter" who even realizes she is the "other Carol Porter" shows up to tell us someone here commented about her today.

Ranger

The initial reports were that the protesters were cheering the army as it arrived in the cities. Then, shortly after live gunfire. I think the protestors misread the army's arrival as a sign that the military was taking over the government, not cracking down. But given how limited access is right now, we probably wont know for quite a few hours what is actually going on.

Rob Crawford

Sue, the sad thing is the image of a candidate frantically Googling their own name, desperately hoping for the smallest sign of a "buzz".

It's like a sad parody of Leader Kibo (LUN).

Sue

Do people really do that? Search for their name on google?

Dave (in MA)

Different Carol Porter, same party. (D)

Sue

Rob,

I wasn't even thinking of it as a candidate doing that. Just people in general.

MayBee

I keep thinking about the couple on House Hunters International, she was American, he was Egyptian, with a small child. They wanted to move from California to Cairo so their child would know his father's country. I wonder what she is thinking about it today?

Sometimes you are so me it scares me.

Jack is Back!

Above comment on tiny-brained researchers looking for any reference to Sarah Palin, Egypt and Mubarak is not far from the truth. There is actually some loose-cannon so-called Christian out there imploring Palin to come out publically and call for an invasion of Egypt by America to protect our interests in North Africa. LUN

/public education claims another victim

Melinda Romanoff

Here's an excellent round up of links(firewalled, so I stole it)

"Further reading, special Egypt edition"
Posted by (somebody else, somewhere else)

“Despite the Mubarak regime’s efforts to invoke the spectre of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians aren’t demonstrating for an Islamic government any more than the Tunisians were; they’re demonstrating for an honest government – one that will improve education and infrastructure, reduce poverty and inflation, end the Emergency Law, stop torturing people in police stations, stop doing the bidding of the US and Israel in Palestine, stop rigging elections, and, above all, stop lying to them.” – London Review of Books

Factbox on the Suez Canal (HT Kedrosky) – Reuters

The changing complexion of Egyptian risk – FT Tilt

“What US military power has struggled to create in Iraq is now being accomplished by the simplest of things: food prices, Facebook and a fed-up public.” – Hindustan Times

How Egypt switched off the Internet – GigaOm

“Overall, more than $24 billion has been raised by MENA-specific private equity funds since 2005, according to industry research firm Preqin. Over half of that has been for Egypt-focused vehicles, while another 43 Egypt-focused funds are currently in market.” – Dan Primack

“I would add that today’s autocracies hire consultants who advise them on how to best stifle political dissent.” – Tyler Cowen

A basic backgrounder – Fatimah

Deutsche Bank’s take on Egypt and the markets – Business Insider

Risk report on the Middle East and North Africa from last year – WEF

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

It seems hard to take action when you don't know what the outcome will be. Here's John Bolton's take (courtesy of Fox News) when asked about the administration's statements thus far:

Those statements have been mush. I mean this is a case where we are far better advised to remain silent, try to understand better what's going on, what the stakes are, rather than making statements that other people are parsing to say, "oh, they are supporting the demonstrators," "oh, they are supporting the government." I think there is confusion inside the administration.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/01/28/amb-john-bolton-democracy-coming-eygpt/#ixzz1CMF0iRJE

David Axelrod

I would add that today’s autocracies hire consultants who advise them on how to best stifle political dissent.

It's a living.

daddy

Well this is depressing.

This morning new columnist Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post takes aim at the corruption of the DOJ in dismissing ">http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/"> New Black Panther Party case: The facts are in.

Already this week she did excellent stories on Dem Congressman Cohen calling Republicans Nazi's, on Dem Congressman Moran calling his State's voters "Racists", and spot on analysis of the Presidents WTF speech and Paul Ryan's excellent response.

If she keeps this up people may actually start to read the WaPo again and the damn thing may not completely collapse and go down the tubes like it deserves. Thats why I say "depressing'.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

It's snowing again here. It's suppose to snow tonite, tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, tomorrow night and all day Sunday.

By Monday we will all be permanently buried so I didn't bother to look at that forcast.

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