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March 08, 2011

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narciso

Sorry I have the Schiller quote mucking up the cache, it's Harry Reid, meditating on cowboy poetry festivals,

Extraneus

How about that James O'Keefe, by the way. A couple of trips and falls, but the guy is still going strong. Anyone know if he accepts donations?

clarice

daddy, here's the WaPo this afternoon:


Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2011 | Paul Farhi
The former head of NPR's fundraising arm says in a surreptitiously recorded video by a conservative activist that members of the tea party movement are xenophobic and racist and that NPR would prefer to do without subsidies provided by the federal government. In the video, released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe, NPR executive Ron Schiller disparages conservatives in general and tea party members in particular, saying some of its followers are part of an "anti-intellectual" movement. Schiller and another NPR fundraiser, Betsy Liley, believed that O'Keefe and another man were representatives of a Muslim philanthropy

narciso

Project Veritas, his outfit, does have a donate link, Ext.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Megan Kelly reported it at the end of her show.

So we know Schiller quit, how about the NPR chick in the video?

clarice

Here's her background, Jane, the gal who was happy to have the orgnization called National Palestinian Radio.:
1986, Communication

Senior Director of Institutional Giving; NPR: National Public Radio

Betsy Liley leads NPR’s institutional giving team and institutional giving efforts, focused on foundation and corporate philanthropy as well as government support.

Betsy previously was assistant vice president for corporate and foundation relations at Purdue University. In that role, she led a system-wide team that raised more than $120 million in 2010, exceeding their $100 million goal. While at Purdue, she also has staffed the University’s top alumni group, the Purdue Foundation Development Council, since its inception. Betsy also served on the University’s Institutional Accreditation Review committee.

Betsy has worked in educational fundraising for the past 12 years. Previously, she worked in public policy and started her career in journalism, as a reporter and editor. She has also taught journalism.

While at Purdue, she was editor of The Purdue Exponent, Mortar Board, Old Masters, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Kappa and other on-campus organizations.

clarice

If we are to believe NPR, Schiller quit a month before this came to light.

I cannot imagine a more damaging expose on NPR or a worse time from their viewpoint.

Porchlight

If we are to believe NPR, Schiller quit a month before this came to light.

He probably got the wind up. They are freaking out at NPR. Would love to be a fly on the wall at the HQ.

narciso

It does reveal their worldview, a bubble as big as a dyson sphere, journalism, academia,
philanthropy, one blends into the other, without a change of garb

narciso

From when she was hired to be asst. vP at Purdue;

Lilley joined Purdue two years ago after eight years working in development for primary and secondary schools and higher education systems. She began her career as a journalist and also taught journalism and public relations for six years.

She is a member of Purdue's Institutional Accreditation Review Committee. She serves on the boards of Family Services Inc. and NICHES Land Trust. She also is a member of the Community Investment Committee of the United Way. She earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Purdue in 1986.

Danube of Thought

Sheen's recent behavior looks like cocaine to me.

My joy at NPR's distress knows no bounds.

clarice

Actually, a WEEK before so you are probably right. Betsey Liley can't be retained either.

From Medialite:

Folkenflik Tweeted out a statement by Dana Davis Rehm, NPR’s SVP for communications and external relations [Ed. note: Folkenflik contacted me to make sure it was understood the he was not "issuing" a statement but, rather, passing along Rehm's response]:

The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept.
We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for.
He also took the opportunity to clarify questions about Schiller’s new position at the Aspen Institute Arts Program, telling his Twitter followers that Schiller’s decision to take on a new position was shared with NPR last week and is “unrelated to the sting by James O’Keefe.”

To its credit, NPR has reported on the undercover video, running down the various problematic comments made by Schiller and echoing Davis Rehm’s comment that Schiller’s statements were appalling. Politico’s Patrick W. Gavin has called NPR’s response a demonstration of “admirable pride swallowing.”

clarice

Too bad we don't have videos of all the university development officers meeting with Arab donors. My guess is we'd overhear much the same tripe.

daddy

Rats---Way behind and gotta' go to work.

Has bgates posted a "Schindler's List" parody yet?

He never ever needs any help, but for fun we ought to at least kibbitz in some suggested lines. Here's my suggestion:

1) "Adolf could use a guy like Schiller!"


Wow Clarice, That Wapo paste sure is is vanilla ain't it.

And great job over at the Tattler for pursuing the Madison Doctors for falsifying sick notes. Please keep it up.

I hate putting on a tie. Ughh.

cathyf

A little thing about PBS... WonderGirl used to be a big Redwall fan, so we looked into buying episodes of the show on iTunes. Typically a whole season of a show will be $10-$15, but Redwall is $15-$20 EACH for a 1/2-hour episode!

I also read long ago that the market price of kids' shows on Nick, the Disney channel, etc. is like 1/10th the price of PBS shows. It's a cozy little racket -- the stations get government subsidies, which they then use to pay inflated prices for the programming. Without the government, the prices of the shows would come down (heck, they are making millions off selling toys, clothes, backpacks, etc., they should be providing the programming for free! Or paying for it as an advertisement!)

clarice

Thnx, daddy.

cathy Moyer has an even cosier racket..He uses NPR funds to produce his stuff thru his private operation and then pockets the profits, He's made millions this way.
Sesame Street can easily support itself on its related sales..
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More trouble for NPR from the Washington Times
NPR and PBS stations nationwide are rallying their audiences to contact Congress to fight against Republicans’ proposed spending cuts, but some affiliates’ pleas may violate laws preventing nonprofits or government-funded groups from lobbying.

Interrupting popular programs, the stations air warnings that cuts could end beloved children’s television shows such as “Sesame Street.” Some stations urge their audience to call and let Congress know their feelings, while others go further, instructing viewers to “stop the Senate” or “defend federal funding” for public broadcasting.

The ad campaigns are a direct response to House Republicans’ push to eliminate all Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds for the rest of the fiscal year. Democrats have fought the cuts and President Obama asked for $451 million for CPB in his 2012 budget request — a $6 million increase.

But lawmakers and conservative critics argue the stations are br

Jane

Does anyone not believe that every person at NPR thinks exactly like Schiller?

clarice

CBS thinks our eyes lie:
onservative activist James O'Keefe, whose deceptively edited hidden camera videos have made him a star on the right, is out with a new video targeting National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller - and by extension NPR itself.

The video purports to show Schiller speaking to a pair of men posing as representatives of a phony Muslim group called seeking to give $5 million to NPR. The men tell Schiller they are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political movement.

It shows Schiller stating that the Republican Party and the Tea Party is "fanatically involved in people's personal lives and very fundamental Christian - and I wouldn't even call it Christian. It's this weird evangelical kind of move."

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Does anyone not believe that Schiller's comments reflect those of the fund raisers and grant disposers throughout our non-profit foundation world?

fdcol63

What's really scary is that - IMHO - the vast majority of people in upper management in academia, Hollyweird, the MFM, and Federal/state bureaucracies think like Schiller.

Janet

Freshman Democrat Joe Manchin: Obama has 'failed to lead' on budget

That is what Sen. Webb's letters always said concerning the health care bill. Up until the vote he'd talk about lack of leadership & how bad the bill was....but then he'd always vote for it. Watch this Manchin guy.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Sheen's recent behavior looks like cocaine to me.

Cocaine is more likely to make someone secretive and paranoid, cocooned behind closed doors and blinds, from what I've observed. Grandiose and flamboyant public behavior doesn't sound like coke. Alcohol yes, meth too, although I've never heard rumor Sheen was ever into meth. He has looked alittle rough this week, but that may be more that we are used to seeing him in full TV makeup where all the 45 year old wrinkles and bags are covered up. It is hard to tell where the moonbat in him ends and real addiction, if any, begins. I mean look who brought him up. Martin Sheen is one of the original post-WWII bad boys and politically he is as loony as they come.

WIKI has this on Papa Sheen that made me laugh when I read it:

In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California. He promptly marked his appointment with a decree proclaiming the area "a nuclear-free zone, a sanctuary for aliens and the homeless, and a protected environment for all life, wild and tame".[32] Some local citizens were angered by the decree, and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce met in June of that year to consider revoking his title, but voted unanimously to retain him

One thing I did not realize before reading Wiki is that Charlie has 5 children. Why do they only talk about the twins?

Extraneus

Does anyone not believe that Schiller's comments reflect those of the fund raisers and grant disposers throughout our non-profit foundation world?

Perhaps the same should be said about their donors. Might not be true across the board, but it wouldn't hurt to paint them with this same brush. National Palestinian Radio indeed. Should any respectable donors continue to support NPR after this?

Jack is Back!

Between Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and NPR executive lunches the rope is getting longer, stronger and tighter. I have always been one for just sitting back and letting the progressives, liberals, leftists and other of the pink tint just hang themselves via their actions, words and what they call civility and we call thuggery. This also shows how rampant it is in our universities, education institutions and how it oozes into the public school system.

Just think what our kids (the ones in public schools) are learning at the feet of these corrupt, selfish intellectuals. Pshaw!

Janet

Speaking of alcoholics....here is my Representative complaining about styrofoam cups! The letter was titled - "Cancer Causing Cups in the Cafeteria?"

Good Lord. Jim Moran the pickle will pour ANYTHING down his throat...as long as it isn't served in a styrofoam cup! Hah!

Janet

Here was a good suggestion in the comments -

"...Then go to Starbucks or carry a refillable cup with you like we do!"

bold in mine. Yeah! The greens are all big on reusable grocery bags...we should charge them a nickle for every styrofoam coffee cup they use!

Jack is Back!

Remember back in July of 2008 when oil was around $140/bbl? Remember Don Young arguing for opening up ANWR and building the 78 mile pipeline spur that would increase downstream production? It took 3 years back in the 70's to build Alyeska and the Prudhoe Bay facilities (not 10 years like the Dems argue for new drilling and production). This was Young 3 years ago. You could show it today on CSPAN and everyone would think we are talking about the current situation. Remarkable. LUN

Gmax

Let the violence spill over into the protectorate of the sacred sights, and see if you can see $140/BBL in your rearview mirror!

Does this idiot have a plan? I cant discern one.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Up to 4,947 non-citizens may have voted in Colorado in November 2010

That’s the conclusion from a report issued today by the Colorado Secretary of State. Here is the money line: “For the reasons discussed above, however, it is likely that many of the 4,947 voters were not citizens when they cast their vote in 2010.”
macphisto

regarding Charlie Sheen's charlie sheen, you've got to remember that he's also got a diagnosed bipolar disorder, and as such isn't going to respond to the stimulant effects of cocaine in the same way as your average bear. i have begun to wonder if he hasn't transitioned to meth, though...his up-for-days look and the increasingly disconnected nature of his utterances have begun to take on a distinct last-reel-of-Vanishing-Point appearance.

lyle

Does this idiot have a plan? I cant discern one.

Dither? Equivocate? Vacillate? Hesitate? Then finally...vote "present"?

pagar

Narciso, I think the LUN is the Reid story you wanted to link @03:26PM..

From this quote, I guess Sen Reid thinks Cowboy Poetry ends people's lives.

"Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

bgates

Taranto has joined in the use of the ancient joke as a headline to this story. It's still funny.

I think Obama has a plan. The nice thing about it, from his perspective, is that a man in his position doesn't have to work hard at all to do tremendous damage to the world. I think he wants to do tremendous damage, and I don't think he wants to work hard at all.

pagar

Sara, that was an excellent fraud link on the voter fraud.

There is also another type of fraud destroying our nation outlined in the LUN.

"Castro Grabs for Americans’ Wallets with Medicare Fraud"

clarice

Pagar:""Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”
Hmm, I read that as tens of thousands of people were conceived at the cowboy poetry program.

Cecil Turner

Ah, gone are the heady days of rock star status ("Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama") . . .

But seriously, what's the point? Send in an application to garner an opportunity to watch the President grandstand at the commencement? Like the rest of the "Race to the Top" program, it attempts to leverage efforts and money from the States (with a relatively small investment) and take credit for the result. It's all very reminiscent of the Annenberg Challenge, which produced no measurably significant results.

As to the NPR flap, I object on principle to diverting taxpayers' money to fund partisan political activities. Like the public employee unions, these people have no claim on public funds and ought not to receive any. (And while we're defunding things, let's have another look at the Department of Education, which might well make the lackadaisical response to this silly contest moot.)

pagar

Clarice, you may be right, All the more reason it should not be a taxpayer sponsored event.

clarice

AP:
"
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An NPR executive was captured on hidden camera calling the tea party movement racist and xenophobic and says NPR would be better off without federal funding.
The video was posted Tuesday on the website for James O'Keefe's Project Veritas. O'Keefe is the conservative activist whose previous hidden-camera videos embarrassed the community-organizing group ACORN.
The network said Tuesday it was appalled by the comments of Ron Schiller, who announced last week he was stepping down as president of the NPR Foundation."
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IMO DoE could be defunded and replaced with a small size bureau with no detrimental effects on US education at all, Cecil.

lyle

Having sat through some "cowboy poetry" more than a few times, I read Reid's syntactical car wreck statement as people committing sepuku after having to listen to it. The sweet release of death at my own hand had a near overwhelming allure after enduring that crap.

Jack is Back!

Harry Reid gives us an example of going to far cutting spending by imploring us to save the cowboy poetry festival in Nevada:


Harry Rides Again

As the sun set against the Sierras
Where the cowboy poet roams
Harry rode his horse named Taxpayers
As if he was the emperor of Rome

But the sun was hot as hades
And Harry’s brain was on fire
Gray matter dulling as it fades
As he slipped and slipped into the mire

It was the lasso and knot of hope
That Harry was throwing around
As he spoke on the floor like a dope
To make us cringe at his sound

Our debt had Harry’s disapproval
As the humanity crowd relaxes
To save the cowboy poetry festival
From the ignominy of taxes.

Melinda Romanoff

Clarice-

I couldn't agree more and I have just the bureau for the job:

Melinda Romanoff

I broke it.

Extraneus

I have always been one for just sitting back and letting the progressives, liberals, leftists and other of the pink tint just hang themselves via their actions, words and what they call civility and we call thuggery.

Rush was talking for the past two days about how this strategy doesn't seem to raise Obama's negatives. Even though polls show that large majorities oppose his policies, people still say they like him "personally."

The strategy might work, but libs sure didn't sit back and let Bush's negatives go up by themselves. Obama is the key, and unless the Republicans can summon the courage to attack him personally, rather than just focus on the "policies," he'll be dangerous in 2012.

Henry

Mel, unlike the Dept of Ed, cabinets can be repaired.

Extraneus

[Wisconsin] Dems offer alternative budget repair bill

Democrats say they have an alternative budget proposal that solves the state's fiscal problems and leaves the state with a larger balance than Gov. Walker's proposal.

“Working together we have drafted and are introducing a new bill that addresses our current fiscal issues,” Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller said in the press release unveiling the proposal. “Introducing a new bill allows us to move past the disputes of the last weeks without anyone having to backtrack on a vote they have taken or cross any lines in the sand that they have drawn.”

“This is a sincere, honest effort to reach across a deep partisan divide and offer a way to resolve our differences,” Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said. “This is an opportunity to bridge the divide, come together, and pass a reasonable, real budget adjustment bill for Wisconsin.”

See a memo on the bill here.

That memo at the link seems to be incomplete.

Extraneus

NPR places Schiller on administrative leave over O’Keefe video

I thought he resigned last month, or was it last week?

clarice

They said he left last week for Aspen..And Ms Liley?

Gmax

How do you file a bill from a undisclosed out of state location? And how do you vote on it?

 centralcal

O'Keefe says he has more controversial NPR videos.

bgates

This is an opportunity to bridge the divide, come together

Calls for unity make me all tingly when they come from a party that can't keep its elected officials in state.

There's no "bridge" on I-94, fellas.

Rocco

Have we seen this yet?

Obama Security Adviser Comforts Muslims With Terrorist Ties

To reassure Muslims ahead of this week’s congressional hearings on radicalization, President Obama sent his Deputy National Security Adviser to schmooze an extremist group (Islamic Society of North America or ISNA) that raises money for Hamas.
Danube of Thought

NPR is "appalled" at Schiller's comments the way Obama was appalled at those of Rev. Wright: that's not the Ron Schiller they knew.

And, as was the case with Wright, we are expected to believe that never, ever was he otherwise heard to voice anything remotely like the sentiments that were caught on tape. Not only was he caught by the camera, but it happened only moments after he was given a mind-altering drug.

PD

Quiz time!

As succinctly as possible (say, five words or less):

What does GDP measure?

Melinda Romanoff

Stuff.

Melinda Romanoff

And don't ask me again, PD.

 centralcal

lol, Mel! "Stuff," indeed.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed a judge's ruling in Florida that struck down the landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty.

Rick Ballard

What's it worth to you to find out, PD?

PD

Tomorrow night on Spike TV, 10:30E/9:30C:

Charlie Sheen's Winningest Moments

PD

re: GDP

C'mon guys, play along. There's a punch line.

Rick Ballard

Total domestic output based upon estimated final sales.

I tossed in three extra words - no charge. This time.

Henry

OK PD, Groos Domestic Product sounds like "somthing flushed to the sewer"

PD

Total domestic output based upon estimated final sales.

Bzzzzt!!!

PD

"somthing flushed to the sewer"

Golly. Ask a serious question and I'm mocked!

Frau Gesundheit-und-ein-langes-Leben

Cowboy poetry, Aspen? I'll take Scooter Libby for $500.

"Out west, where you vacation,
the aspens will already be turning.
They turn in clusters,
because their roots connect them.
Come back to work -- to life."

sbw

GDP: Roseanne Barr's behind. Three words.

Frau Gesundheit-und-ein-langes-Leben

Did I read it correctly that the WI fleebaggers refuse to give up the public employee goodies and have taken Michel Moore's "Wisconsin is not broke" as their battle cry?

sbw

GDP: All goods and services produced. Five words

matt

Through the whispering aspens
and down the Western Slope
rode the Express rider
with news of change and hope

he pushed his Appaloosa
as hard as she would go
across the empty desert
and through the melting snow

He came down through the pass
He fought the urge to sleep
The ferry crossed from Oakland
His promise he would keep

His journey long and hard
His rope was at its end
His horse had pulled up lame
He'd lost his only friend

And when he'd finished riding
he sat down for a smoke
and listened to the Express man
say Harry Reid's a joke.

Boatbuilder

By this time next week the news will be all about James O'Keefe's funding, with NPR in the deep background. Count on it.

Extraneus

So Schiller, "[h]is partner, Alan Fletcher, is President of the Aspen Music Festival and School," commiserates with what he thinks is the Muslim Brotherhood, who would slit his throat in a second. Sorry, I believe the Prophet said to crush him under a wall.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, even though I'm next.

And he's one of the too-small elite.

PD

Here's the answer:

"GDP in America has been reported as growing for lots of reasons, many of which have nothing to do with improving the quality of life for the average American."

So GDP is supposed to measure "quality of life," even though there are pesky factors that mess up the purity of that measure.

I dunno, though. Somehow that doesn't seem right; the first part has nothing to do with the second. The statement seems akin to saying something like, "The ratings for Charlie Sheen are spiking lately for many reasons, many of which have nothing to do with the price of rubber bands in southern Mongolia."

Anyway, I came across that today when I started reading "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street," John R. Talbott. Which maybe should be subtitled, "Perhaps the Largest Collection of Leftist Straw Men in Human History." It's a strange book. He's in favor of letting failing businesses fail rather than bailing them out, and one of the lies is "Everything that Hank Paulson ever said about TARP." But he also defends ACORN, CRA, and Fannie and Freddie as not contributing to the mortage crisis.

Henry

Frau, that was the story today. The fleebaggers are miffed that tier "secret negotiations" with Walker (until yesterday around noon their story was Walker refused to negotiate) fell under the WI open records law. -- Walker released the emails today. Who knows what story they will go with tomorrow morning?

Boatbuilder

I didn't click on the link to the Wisconsin fleebaggers proposal to solve all the problems (What problem?--we're cutting off collective bargaining privileges for benefits; problem solved.)

Let me guess--it involves increasing taxes--but only a little bit now--the big incrases don't kick in for another few years?

Jack is Back!

matt,

You must wear a stetson. Much better than my lame attempt but at least I am much closer to Reids idiotic folly. That speech of his today will forever immotalize the Senate as "the greatest debilitating body".

Gdp=Thermometer of the economy.

pagar

"Obama Security Adviser Comforts Muslims With Terrorist Ties"

Hard to imagine the Obama Admin doing anything else. How's he going to finance a billion dollar campaign if he can't get his funds from Gaza?
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"[Wisconsin] Dems offer alternative budget repair bill"

In the words of that great American, Rep Wilson, R-SC "They lie"

Boatbuilder

PD--sounds like his prime ideological concern is selling books by John R. Talbott.

Henry

Boatbuilder, the taxes would have to start July 1, not a couple years. They are ignoring two very big things-- local govt & schools have independent contracts the unions are extending with gains, not concessions; and the next budget has a little $3.6 billion hole starting in July.

clarice

O'Keefe has more tapes..Oh what fun! That kid is a genius..

I think the first time the sheikh scam was played the sucker who bit the hook was enviro prog, Wis Senator Gaylord Nelson IIRC.

Boatbuilder

Henry--I didn't think the proposal was actually going to solve any problems; I'm fairly confident that it calls for tax increases.

PD

PD--sounds like his prime ideological concern is selling books by John R. Talbott.

But, but, ... they must be worth reading. He's a genius: He alone in all the universe predicted the mortgage meltdown.

Extraneus

Ron Schiller, intellectual elite.

Henry

Boatbuilder, I got that from your post. I'm just po'd that taxes here have gone up so much over the past 8 years when those idiots were in control.

Ignatz

After I went and complimented Kirsten Powers on some honesty re Planned Parenthood, she attempts to undo all her good work by repudiating her own earlier article because one of the stats she used was outdated and she now claims it invalidates her entire piece. It clearly doesn't but I guess watching the cool kids from outside with your nose pressed against the glass was too much for her so she pulled the ol' self immolation bit in the hope they'll let her back into Romper Room.

maryrose

Gmax: I agree with you. These Wisconsin dems cannot really be this stupid. They have to vote on the bill that's been passed by the House. This isn't make it up as you go along time.
Matthews was trying to rally the unions on his show with some union members.This runaway dem story is so over. It's now about the 5th or 6th story they cover on the news. These dems are fighting the Nov.2nd election. They just can't believe they are not in power anymore.This Miller is a real piece of work. Recall him now!

PD

They just can't believe they are not in power anymore.

Bingo.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Ron Schiller, intellectual elite.

My son would say, "He looks like a goober."

Danube of Thought

What Juan Williams says about the Schiller thing, from HotAir:


“This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.”

Williams said Schiller’s remarks about the Jews dominating the newspaper industry was “outright anti-Semitism,” and labeling Tea Party members “gun-toting” “racists” reveals “their real feelings.” This is how they talk in boardrooms and editorial meetings, explained Williams. “This is how they really feel.”

Danube of Thought

Walker has apparently proposed a compromise along the lines discussed here. I haven't followed closely the past couple of days; is this new?

PD

You see what the Dems think about the compromise offer:

"Sen. Bob Jauch, one of the 14 AWOL Democrats, said he hoped the compromise would serve as a blueprint for future negotiations. But he and Sen. Tim Cullen, who were both working with Walker’s administration, said the latest offer was inadequate."

Note that "blueprint for future negotiations." In other words, once you start compromising, Gov. Walker, we'll keeping stringing you along until we get everything we want and you get nothing you want. And we'll call it bipartisanship.

These Dems disgust me.

pagar

"He alone in all the universe predicted the mortgage meltdown."

IMO, back as far as the CRA in 1977, knowledgeable people have been predicting that the mess caused by loaning money without proper credit investigations was going to cause a mortgage meltdown.

clarice

Health news from around the world:
"Scientists believe a spider could lead to a breakthrough in sexual health after finding a single bite can cause a four hour erection. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe the venom of the Brazilian wandering spider could lead to a new cure for erectile dysfunction. Dr Kenia Nunes, a physiologist at the college, said it works in a different way to Viagra, reports the Daily Mail, "This is good because we know that some patients don't respond to the conventional therapy. This could be an optional treatment for them," she said"


Danube of Thought

Hell--one of my wandering spiders got out, and now the Brazilians have him.

pagar

Can the Obama Admin sink any lower?


"Report: Team Obama Directly Working to Recall Wisconsin Republicans"…

jimmyk

Note that "blueprint for future negotiations." In other words, once you start compromising, Gov. Walker, we'll keeping stringing you along until we get everything we want and you get nothing you want.

PD, they must have learned that trick from the Palestinians. "Give us our state, including half of Jerusalem, and then we can use that as a blueprint for negotiations over the remainder of the Zionist entity."

maryrose

PD:
That link listed a lot of compromise-too much in my opinion. I say let them rot in Illinois. Once you start giving a little then they will take a mile. Jauch is not negotiating in good faith. If this costs even a dime more than the original bill than this compromise should be voided.Stop looking at the polls-they are trumped up and false. Also if repubs are afraid of recalls then they are negotiating out of fear and have given the dems the upper hand out of the Alinsky playbook and are rewarding their bad behavior.

Boatbuilder

I really don't get it. If you voted Republican in the last election, because you thought the Dems were spending like drunken sailors and things were getting out of hand (which is the main reason I can think of why people in Wisconsin vote Republican) are you really going to vote for a recall of the guy because he doesn't change his position on collective bargaining? In favor of the guys who run away and hide when they don't like the bill?
Are the Republicans really buying this? Is anyone?

maryrose

If Obama's thugs are involved in repub recalls then we know for sure this is all about the unions re-electing Obama and his loss of union dues to help him reach 1 billion dollars to fund his campaign. Just think what you could accomplish with that money for children and the elderly. There should be a limit to that kind of wasteful spending just to get his sorry jive-ass back in the WH. It cries to heaven.

Jane

Isn't it about time we had another email from that white house insider?

Anyone know the website?

Henry

The Tea Party groups beat Team Obama by a mile in Nov. More fleebaggers are in trouble from recall than Rs, and I think the Tea Parties outnumber the unions anyway. The fleebagger caucus is much more nervous.

Frau Gesundheit-und-ein-langes-Leben

DoT, it is difficult to hobble a wandering spider. Which knot were you using?

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