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June 08, 2011

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Sara (Pal2Pal)

Napolitano is a former judge. A hardcore libertarian who seems to put his political philosophy over his judicial one quite often.

Clarice

Here's Ilya Shapiro's take and he was at the hearing--he's more optimistic than ever that it will be overturned .http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/the-obamacare-lawsuit-from-the-courtroom-in-atlanta/

I think Napolitano was some local judge in NJ or something.

Danube of Thought

"but I don't remember it clearly enough"

If it was after 5:00 p.m. I probably wasn't saying it clearly enough.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

RE: DOJ being dumbest in history

Issa calls hearing on Justice Department possibly obstructing justice

Clarice

Ace predicts Rollins will be fired before the week is out, per the cite above.

Extraneus

Ha

JackisBack!

clarice,

You misread that contest. It is for The 20 Hottest Conservative Woman Not Named Clarice Feldman.

BTW, we had a great newspaper tour and lunch with SBW. Got there in time to watch them put the paper "to bed".

As soon as our landlord's get back to there house and resets the router and DSL we can get fill report with pics of last 2 days up and running.

As Paul Harvey would say, "standby for NEWS"!

Extraneus

Just so you guys aren't the last to see this story...

Man with dead weasel accused of assault

HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.

Extraneus

Since Clarice wasn't nominated, I guess I'm reluctantly going with Dana Loesch.

centralcal

uh oh - Huma's preggers. A little Weiner in the oven?

Jane

Ex,

I have a mental pix of DOT in my head that has been stuck in there for years, long before I ever saw his pix. He looks nothing at all like my mental pix but I can't seem to shake it. So I guess he is 2 guys to me.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Lotta beautiful women from which to choose. I'm not familiar with all.

Clarice

Must be so, JiB. I have no doubt that sbw's tour was a lot of fun for you guys.

Extraneus

I imagine a contest of the hottest liberal women wouldn't be quite as interesting. (Probably only viewable without the avatars. link)

Clarice

Must be in the very very early stages of the pregnancy--like one day into it. You'll have to pardon my cynicism with these creepy peeples.

centralcal

No kidding, Clarice. And the info comes from three anonymous sources. I predict the scandal will cause her to "miscarry" almost immediately and due to her grief over the loss of her child she will separate from her husband (and divorce him when things die down).

JackisBack!

Ummmmmm! Pam Geller, a better shot than Sarah and has that "mature" look that all married men get nervous around. And S. E. Cupp, like Sarah. must be making millions off of Perle Vision. Every cross- eyed girl in America goes into their stores demanding to look like that.

JackisBack!

Re: Napolitano.

Wasn't he a law school clasmate of Sam Alito? Princeton, right?

Clarice

No, cc--The anon sources (my speculation) spread the story to stop the drive to get her husband to quit. The plan is to make those who'd call for it and the voters feel sorry for him and stop and to keep the hate against Breitbart etc going.

Rick Ballard

"Huma's preggers"

I wonder if impending fatherhood will affect Hillary's performance as Sec. of State.

centralcal

Okay, I like playing, Clarice - but won't she have to produce a big tummy and a baby eventually? Or, after the sympathy quiets the calls for resignation, then she suffers the miscarriage?

Extraneus

Ex-gf Kirsten Powers sticks the knife in.

"It’s time for him to go."
Sara (Pal2Pal)

I just saw this: Ed Rollins: I Absolutely Forbid Any Palin Supporters From Consideration of Supporting My Client, Michelle Bachmann

I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again, I cannot believe Bachmann is going along with this idiocy. The fact that she is leaves me cold and unwilling to think about supporting her. Why is she authorizing this sh!t anyway?

Clarice

In my scenario they're only playing for time and hoping if the pressure lets up they're home free.Since neither Huma nor Anthony is the source of the rumor they suffer no consequence should it prove false.

lyle

Huma: The Revenge of the Turkey Baster!

daddy

Extraneus, I seem to be doing nothing but following your excellent links around today but...


That latest link to Kirsten Power's piece is excellent.

But what's more revealing are the comments. Didn't read them all, but immediately she is being attacked by commenters as a money grubbing sellout for saying that Weiner needs to go.

The Hard Left in this nation is completely unhinged.

Clarice

It's a sympathy play--a hail Mary pass--the dam is breaking says Politico.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56535.html

centralcal

oh, snort. That is why I could never be in politics. False rumors, by anonymous sources, given to sympathetic journalists - et voila! Problems all solved.

Extraneus

What's not to love?

In Wisconsin, Legislative Urgency as Recall Threat Looms

In just the last few weeks, Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, has signed legislation to require voters to show photo identification cards at the polls and to deregulate elements of the telecommunications industry. And the Republican-dominated Legislature is now in the midst of advancing provisions to expand school vouchers, to allow people to carry concealed weapons, to cut financing for Planned Parenthood and to bar illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at Wisconsin’s universities.
It's kind of amazing that there's an entire American political party, presumably some of whom are taxpayers, that opposes all of these things.
centralcal

Major Garrett
@MajoratNJ
Dems calling for Weiner to resign: Sens Leahy & Pryor, Sen candidate Kaine, Reps. Schwartz, Tsongas, Ross, Donnelly, Michaud, and Kissell

Captain Hate

Huma: The Revenge of the Turkey Baster!

Well done,lyle; I was thinking of something similar and then Rick commented something with impeccable taste which threw me off my game momentarily....

Clarice

cc, Don't blame yourself. You need to have a criminal mind or live long enough in DC to understand these dances with liars.

Extraneus

Yeah, I've had some time on my hands lately, daddy. Probably not for long, though, as I'll most likely have to work for a living again soon. Pity. I assume it was weasel/marten link that got you?

Extraneus

Weasel:

Marten:

daddy

I do hope Dennis Miller was correct yesterday when he said he thought this weasel had dirt on the Top Dem's, since he was invited close to the Inner Circle because of his ability to be a nasty attack dog. I have no idea who or where Weiner can turn to now, but he is an erratic enough psycho that it wouldn't surprise me if he started lashing back in anger.

Look at that picture Extraneus posted at 05:23 PM on the Pay Your Bills thread. That vicious visage is a picture into a cornered animal's soul.

I think he's unpredictable from here on out.

henry

Turning hate up to eleven -- Althouse has a post on protestors interrupting Walker at an honors ceremony for special Olympics winners. She includes video.

daddy

Ext,

I suppose I should say Wolverine except Clarice would slap me, so I'll stick with Weasel.

Am off now with the dogs and all I hope is I don't meet anything as mean looking today as that previous Weiner picture you posted.

KayyyyyyRoooooooooo.

Rick Ballard

I hope he uses "You won't have A. Weiner to kick around any more." in his resignation speech.

Danube of Thought

How'd they leave out Dana Priest?

narciso

Ah the stupid on that Ace thread, Captain, has a piquant flavor, like gallician stew, from the usual bashers, War, YRM, rt al.

Btw, a perusal of part of the IM's with Lisa Weiss, reveals a propensity for vandalism,
(re Sharon Angle signs) and the full nutroots.
Are we sure, they never got together.

sbw

Just got home and am catching up. Had a very nice visit today with Frederick... oh, and Mom and Dad, too. Snacked up Frederick with some pretzels and a soda after his morning visiting Fort Stanwix and our B-52. He now knows B-52s are big and that soldiers drilled in the heat of the day in 1776 with their muskets.

He saw the pages made, the presses start, and papers come noisily off the press. Then it was off to the Savoy for a real lunch with fresh garlic bread. Pleasant conversation about everything with JiB and E.

Frederick, during lunch completed his drawing which was hung before we left right opposite a cartoon sketched by Johnny Hart of B.C. and Wizard of Id fame.

I should have more days like that at work. Thank you JiB, E., and F. for visiting.

Extraneus

Wolverine:

henry

The GAB just approved recall petitions for all three Democrats.

They took an extra week, so now WI has two recall elections coming, one for 6 Republicans followed one week later by one for 3 Dems.

Clarice

Gosh, that marten is adorable.

Ignatz

The wolverine and the pine marten's larger cousin, the fisher, are bad juju in my neck of the woods.
Reporting a sighting of one can shut down logging indefinitely so rest assured they are never reported as having been sighted, which is different than saying they are never sighted.

Captain Hate

from the usual bashers, War, YRM, rt al.

There's something seriously wrong with War of the Undead States. He (she/it?) made a complete ass out of himself over COD and is doubling down on teh stoopid. I shudder to think what's buried in his basement or back yard.

YRM is barely preferable, if you break out a micrometer.

Extraneus

I couldn't find many pics, but I guess this one is representative.

Fisher:

Extraneus

Oh wait.

Fisher:

Jane

Must be in the very very early stages of the pregnancy--like one day into it. You'll have to pardon my cynicism with these creepy peeples.

I'm pretty sure Huma didn't sleep with her Weiner yesterday.

narciso

Actually Y not, and Hollowpoint, fill the gap.
He's gone so far as to question her shooting
skills, something I would think would be ill advised,

As for Weiss and Weiner, people who take Colbert and Stewart as any serious indication
of anything, except 'grand mal dementia.

Extraneus

After Henry's link, it wouldn't be prudent to leave this guy out.

Badger:

Captain Hate

Since this is a live thread let me just say: GO BRUINS!!!!

Ralph L

I'm pretty sure Huma didn't sleep with her Weiner yesterday
At least not the one she's married to.

Janet

It's kind of amazing that there's an entire American political party, presumably some of whom are taxpayers, that opposes all of these things.

I know. How can anyone be a Democrat?

henry

Geez Ext, I thought badgers were funny looking people with red sweatshirts. ; )

Ralph L

Just be thankful your name isn't Ralph
Ahem...

Jack is Back!

sbw,

A real pleasure - like vising the Emporia Gazette with William Allen White at our side. No Teddy Roosevelt to endorse but the fact that a great small town newspaper is surviving and being read is a triumph in itself. Frederick thinks the neatest thing was how it came out folded and ready to read in seconds.

Jack is Back!

I forgot to add:

Clarice,

You have a "Wolverine", right?

Ignatz

I hear tell that dude at 7:19PM doesn't give a s**t.

DebinNC

Unexpectedly, I didn't see a story at the Journal Sentinel about WI union folks disrupting the Special Olympics ceremony, but I was heartened to read this story about a fine bit of Republican strategery to use a Dem election gambit used last year against a Republican candidate. The Dems seem disquieted. hehe

DrJ

Ig, that one doesn't look like a honey badger, so it might give a s**t.

sbw

JiB, a pleasure for me, too. I'll be there in spirit with a burger and a malt in DC.

Danube of Thought

Well. Time for the velvet fog to descend. Back in a while.

henry

DebinNC, to borrow a line from Torah Tora Tora - the idiots in the unions have awakened a sleeping giant! I hope it gets everywhere for 2012.

Jack is Back!

Dot,

Do you actually use Vermouth or only mention the name after you have poured the gin?

Ignatz

--Ig, that one doesn't look like a honey badger, so it might give a s**t.--

You could be right doc, but given his expression I'd still guess he's pegging about a zero on the giveas**tometer.

Jane

I'm pretty jealous of all these meet-ups taking place without me.

Clarice

I do, JiB, but she got the name for her spirit, not her looks. She's really gorgeous.

Jane, you are always welcome ad you know it.

narciso

No doubt, Clarice, she's already a polyglot
judo champion, so today L.A, tomorrow the world.

Clarice

From your mouth, narciso......

Clarice


ABC News
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner says in a statement that he sent explicit photos of himself. He made the statement Wednesday as an X-rated photo that he purportedly took of himself turned up on the Internet. The photo, which shows a man's genitals, was published by a website after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart showed it to the hosts of Sirius XM radio's Opie & Anthony Show.

*************
Rumors are he'll resign tonight or tomorrow.

MarkO

"the velvet fog"?

Are you having a seance with Mel Torme? Count me in.

Danube of Thought

I didn't think anyone would know the original velvet fog...

JiB, I do indeed use the vermouth, but very sparingly, maybe about one part in twelve or fifteen (done by seaman's eye). I use Noilly Prat and not Martini & Rossi, because although I detect no difference in tast the NP is darker, and imparts that classic smoky appearance. And I highly recommend an anchovy-stuffed olive (available for $5.95 a jar from, of all places, Amazon.com. Shake forty times--it absolutely must be ice cold. And once you shake it, pour immediately: a proper Martini abhors water.

Janet

I see Clarice got a shout out at MichellesMirror! Scroll for a BIG photo of the thonged FLOTUS.

It is probably a good sign for the Obama marriage though. I think there's some old joke about - after being married awhile, the wife's underwear could be used as a spare sail in a pinch.

hit and run

I do believe we've had this very conversation before -- and so I quote the very same article I did before.

"Each American generation has felt the need to drink a dryer martini than did the generation that came before. It is this twisted mockery of the American dream that has led to the present state of affairs. A glass of straight gin can now be served without warning as a martini.

"The deconstruction of the dry martini is now complete. Even in the best case one’s martini ambitions cannot be realized absent meticulous instruction to the bartender. Harder cases may necessitate a Platonic dialogue. And, when best efforts are greeted with blank stares, cultural reeducation may be the only solution. So I call on the martini tastemakers and cognoscenti to spread the word: no gratuity should be given for martinis without vermouth. It’s not too late to prove the fatalists wrong. The alternative is mixing your own drinks."
--stuff Robert Bork said

Janet

(done by seaman's eye).

"...the wife's underwear could be used as a spare sail in a pinch."

I was trying to stay with the nautical theme.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

You are on my list. If you can swing to North Adams, next February. I'll be coming in from Albany. Boatbuilder too, if that one can work up the nerve to ski with me, and that would be with not so many turns as others.

Janet

Here's some good news for Red State Americans. Apparently Australia is gonna give carbon credits for killing camels.
Maybe all the hunters out there can cash in on this. My little brother killed oodles of sparrows when he was a kid...you guys probably owe him some money.

hit and run

Janet:
Here's some good news for Red State Americans. Apparently Australia is gonna give carbon credits for killing camels.

Well,here's an old one....

Sarah Palin, Global Warming Crusader

narciso

I saw how the Daily Mail, which we get down here, for reasons passing understanding, there's more demand for Russian, Serb0 Croatian, and Romanian papers, was all wee wee'd up, over her line, 'I love the smell
of emissions', now the original Lord Rothermere, would have no problem with that, but even this most middle brow of papers, partake of the AGW Cult of Ctluthu,

Danube of Thought

Thanks for that, Hit. I had not seen it, but I did enjoy a series of nightly Martinis, accompanied by civilized argumentation about proper techniques and recipes, with Mr. Bork for about a week back around 1980.

My father was a master of the Churchillian scoff at the vermouth, as if it were some unmanly dilution of the true essence of the thing. "You pass the cork of the vermouth bottle above the glass," and the like. But it isn't a dilution at all: it's essential to the thing; it's what makes it a cocktail. And my father, after all the appropriate homilies, would cut it at around six to one. (Bork believes--erroneously, of course--that vodka in lieu of gin is itself a corruption. I can no longer tolerate gin, but find the premium vodkas vaer friendly.)

Janet

Yeah Hit, from 2008!...hunters should be heroes in the AGW world.
Speaking of kooks..
Here's Friedman saying The Earth is Full.

an aerial of Mr. Friedman's house -

Rick Ballard

Any bets on the number of #tweeters that Assad will bag tomorrow? It looks as if the French may need to get their high speed tugs in gear to tow the DeGaulle to a new duty station at the end of this marvelous Arab Spring.

Ignatz

This link of Charles Barkley "dissing" the Miami Heat and their fans is just for Sue.
The "diss" is just for CH. :)

narciso

'Duke and Duke' has an overseas branch, who knew:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/8562221/Who-has-what-it-takes-to-beat-Barack-Obama.html

Threadkiller

Some things deserve to be cut and pasted:

”World population is estimated at around 6,775,235,700, and the square mileage of Texas is 268,820.

If the entire WORLD lived in Texas, the population density would equal approximately 25,000 people per square mile, or approximately 30% that of Manhattan.

Overpopulation is a myth, perpetuated by urban “intellectuals” who could not conceive of anyone living anywhere but New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles etc etc etc.

Urban elites are enormously threatened by people who value independence and self-sufficiency over in-group acceptance, as evidenced by the hysteria in Public Education that promulgates the fantasy of Death By Overpopulation to our nation's youth.”


Porchlight

I can no longer tolerate gin, but find the premium vodkas vaer friendly.

Don't know if you can get Tito's out there, but if you can, you should try it. Made here in Austin. Wins all kinds of awards.

narciso

The folks at the Guardian, double down, ignoring their original lack of sourcing

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/jun/09/sarahpalin-margaretthatcher

peter

something I discovered purely by experimentation: A good gin martini is made even better with a little Aperol mixed in with the vermouth and gin. Proportions: 50 % gin (Tangeray or Beefeaters) 25% vermouth (incredibly dry or sweet) 25 % Aperol. ( an Italian aperetif.) Makes a fine drink, served up in a cocktail glass.

henry

Danube, re Gin vs Vodka, my grandfather Held similar views and practice related to Vermouth in a proper Martini. He also preferred vodka over gin. That must come with flag rank, my grandfather was West Point '15 and retired with 3 stars. I'm almost old enough to appreciate his standard vodka martini. : )

Clarice

gin is bad for your skin..it weakens the collagen and gives you wrinkles. Drink vodka--with or without vermouth. As for anchovy stuffed olives..mmmmmmm

narciso

How is it Henry, that the representatives who did theit jobs, are being recalled at twice
the rate as those who abdicated their duty,

daddy

Way behind but...

Just saw O'Reilly. In a segment concerning Weiner he had on2 Dems: Bob Beckel and a female Dem spokesperson.

O'Reilly said Weiner was the Dem out there pushing the Dem message and now he's gone, and Beckel and the gal's talking point was that nobody outside of New York even ever heard of Weiner and O'Reilly is dead wrong on this. Amazing.

Then O'Reilly pushes them as to who now is a well respected and lovable sort of Dem who can fill that public Dem spokesman role.

The girl unbelievably answers "Charlie Rangel" And when it's Beckel's turn he answers "Bill Clinton."

Simply stunning.

narciso

You know I think O'Reilly, is two steps away from becoming Dan Fagan, daddy, the continued
digs, putdowns, mistatement of facts, are symptomatic of the pattern,

Threadkiller

I thought it was an SNL skit when I saw it, daddy.

henry

Narcissi, after 2010 elections, only 3 training Dems were not in safe seats. Of the 6 Reps only two are in real trouble-- Kapanke is from a district that is strongly Dem for most elections and one other (blame vodka not age for memory gap) has a personal scandal. At least two of the three Dems are in real trouble.

henry

Narciso, misspelling your handle was pure iPhone.

narciso

I've had similar flubs,with it, henry, no problem.
O'Reilly has reached McLaughlin Group level absurdity, no wonder he's hemorrhaging viewers, Client #9, still doesn't catch up,
but eventually at the event horizon,

daddy

Narciso,

Stunningly as well Fagan 2 days back said that after a long time off and after doing a lot of thinking he sincerely thinks that Sarah leaving Office when she did was now exactly the right thing to do and he was wrong to criticize her as a quitter for it. He was extremely complementary of her special gifts as a motivator and leader and charismatic individual and he appeared to be about 90% back on her bandwagon. Very strange to hear.

Nobody was a harsher critic of Sarah than Fagan was. He did very significant damage in denigrating her reputation with the Alaskan Public, so I really don't know what to make of him now. He's 6 to 9 AM, so they scratched Laura Ingraham completely, but thankfully only scratched 1 hour of Dennis Prager.

narciso

Well maybe I've been too harsh on him, maybe the Miller experience gave him new insights,
into what she faced.

Of our local hosts, the morning host, a former
football player and sports announcer, and his side kick, lean toward the RINO, then there's Beck, Rush, and another host who 'blows hot and cold,' out of Tampa,

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