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March 02, 2011

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Danube of Thought

Since I don't watch any of the three major news networks, nor CNN, I'll rely on JOMers to tell me when one of them runs any of that footage.

DebinNC

The Rep legislators should stop by the protest gear kiosk in the Capitol and get those orange t-shirts for their comings and goings.

Rob Crawford

DoT, they'll run it after the next round of big Tea Party rallies. They won't mention the provenance.

DebinNC

Contrast with Pelosi's F-U Parade through tea partiers.

Janet

Deb, thanks for that video link...& the whistle one on the other thread too.

Melinda Romanoff

I like Chaco's Poster featuring pretty T-shirts.

Rick Ballard

The linked Hill piece is rather amusing. It mentions "centrist" Democrats but uses McCaskill (left of center) as the poster girl and neither enumerates nor names the total number of "centrists" (I make it 8-10) in fear of losing their seats nor does it mention Bingaman choosing to quit before defeat.

The quotes from safe seat progs are poor filler for a piece that doesn't cut the mustard as actual political reporting.

narciso

I think the 'Black Knight' from Monty Python, fits the template better,

Cecil Turner

$1.5 Trillion in the hole this year alone, and a paltry $4 Bil in "cuts" (from a higher baseline that had substantially more than that in actual spending increases) sends the Dems into hand-wringing spasms.

The GOP is a bit feckless on this topic, but the Dems are actively on the wrong side. It'll be nice to see 'em re-run the argument every two weeks (which is exactly what ought to happen if the big spenders want to play hardball).

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

OT - and not wanting to disturb the rat thread...

Did anyone else see that Huckabee said Obama grew up in Kenya? I really hope that ends his presidential bid. (Is that wrong?)

Danube of Thought

Quinnipiac:

"American voters are split as 46 percent say it would be a good thing and 44 percent say it would be a bad thing if the U.S. government shut down because of disagreement in Washington over federal spending, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

"Looking at the controversy over pay for government workers, 35 percent say the pay is 'about right,' while 15 percent say it is too little and 42 percent say it is too much."

Rob Crawford

Jane, Huckabee will be an interesting test case to see how the press treats the story: cover for a statist Republican, or destroy someone for speaking ill of The Won. I would hope the fact Huckabee isn't even close to correct would guarantee him a savaging by the press, but I think their desire for a weak and divisive Republican nominee may outweigh that.

matt

the pay is too damn high! let's get Jimmy McMillan on it immediately.

Danube of Thought

What is a "job training program?". What takes place in such programs? Who does the training, and whom do they train in what?

MarkO

Danube, are these rhetorical questions?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

DOT,

I have a friend who is 62 and was laid off about 6 months ago. She doesn't want to retire so the government is retraining her as a medical transcriptionist. I think it is a 2 year program. She loves going to school, fully paid for, while collecting benefits. When she graduates it will be time to retire.

VIva job training.

Jack is Back!

Posted this on other thread but here is Stanley Kurtz on Ruth Marcus'es column on Barack "Waldo" Obami. LUN

Old Lurker

With half the population paying no Fed Income Taxes, that half would always want the benefits window to be open 24x7 anyway.

Sue

For those that were around yesterday, http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14302>here is the DOD's news release. The first one on the list is my friend's son.

They (the effin goons we are trying to rid ourselves of) have been putting two IEDs out at each spot. They (Chauncy and his crew) found the 2nd IED but this time there was a 3rd IED that was blown up before they found it, killing 2 of them immediately and wounding one. He died later.

His wife is on her way to Dover to meet the plane. Which hasn't left Afghanistan due to weather, as of this morning.

Sue

Sorry. I can't make the link work. Try LUN.

Sue

What is up with links?

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas.

Spc. Christopher G. Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo.

They were assigned to the 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

For more information media should contact the 20th Support Command public affairs office, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., at 410-436-3433.

Chauncy was out of Fort Polk, LA. He was reassigned on the day he died to this disposal unit because his unit had come under attack about 2 weeks ago. Anyway...

Sue

I give up...

Chauncy was out of Fort Polk, LA. He was reassigned on the day he died to this disposal unit because his unit had come under attack about 2 weeks ago. Anyway...

Is me, not the DOD...

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

He was a hero Sue. And it is so very sad.

MayBee

Bless him, Sue.

So sorry, Sue.

I wasn't going to read today.
Perhaps I shouldn't have.
But then I'd have missed this
And what good would that be?
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Sue

Jane,

They are all heroes. And so effin young.

glasater

Chaucy-twentyfive years old.

It breaks my heart Sue.

Rocco

Him and his family are in my prayers Sue

macphisto

i can't even pretend to comprehend the depth and breadth of such sacrifice. all i can do is honor it, and hope to somehow be worthy of it.

 centralcal

Sue, thank you for giving us the names of these heroes.

matt

they go after the EOD personnel and dog handlers, Sue. My heart goes out to the families.

Melinda Romanoff

Sue-

Thank you for sharing his name, and his comrades-in-arms.

Janet

Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas.

Yeah Sue, thanks for sharing his name. God bless him & his family. What would we do without these men that step up?

Nosotros

Rocky Balboa? Who needs him when you are up against pusillanimous 98 lb weaklings who just had fiscal sand kicked in their faces.

They blinked at shutting the gubmint down and kicked the can down the road for two weeks.
That's when the real fun begins. Governance is a lot harder than screaming slogans. It takes guts, and well, it seems sawdust is all they got.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

The U.S. Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning

The most serious of the new charges is 'aiding the enemy,' a capital offense which carries a potential death sentence.


Sara (Pal2Pal)

I personally think Manning should fry, but it will be interesting to see if this young white American soldier receives the same deference and perks of the legal system that we now seem to think are the rights of Muslim extremist/terrorists.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

That should read "...we now seem think are the rights of Muslim extremist/terrorists and "Holder's People?"

Boatbuilder

That mob scene was just sad. Were any of those hoodlums teachers? Do none of them understand the difference between democracy and mobocracy?
I give lots of credit to the Dem. Rep who stepped in, but I would have more respect for him if he said "Stop behaving like spoiled, stupid children and respect the democratic process; this man is just doing the job he was elected to do" instead of "It's not his fault, it's Governor Walker's."
I'll be surprised if Wisconsin doesn't get close to 100% Republican turnout at the next election. If I was a Wisconsin voter that scene would make my blood boil.

Boatbuilder

Sue--My tribute to the fallen heroes, and my deepest condolences to their families. We owe them more than we can ever pay.

PD

I give lots of credit to the Dem. Rep who stepped in, but I would have more respect for him if he said "Stop behaving like spoiled, stupid children and respect the democratic process; this man is just doing the job he was elected to do" instead of "It's not his fault, it's Governor Walker's."

Actually, it's not Walker's fault, either. It's the fault of the voters who elected Walker and swept Republican majorities into both chambers. The voters who elected these people to do exactly what they are doing.

That's who the mob is shouting at. That's who those Dems who shouted "Shame! Shame!" last week are saying should be ashamed. That's who the protesters are calling Hitler.

They're saying all that about ME.

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