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October 23, 2011

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Army of Davids

Cain is the candidate that Democrats, Media fear the most. He has the potential to do a lot of political damage to them.

Win or lose the R nomination. He should throw himself into K-12 education and learn as much as he can.

The teacher's unions and the Democratic party have absolutely screwed young African American men (and Hispanics) on K-12 education. It is a very serious long term problem....not just for them...but for the country as well.

Danube of Thought

I think Cain is not close to being ready for the presidency.

DebinNC

"Each year, Fortune magazine published its “Power 25” list of the most influential interest groups in the capital. The restaurant group had never made the list. But by the time Mr. Cain left, he said in his book, the group was ranked 15th."

Has Cain ever held a leadership position where vast improvement didn't occur? Has Obama ever held a leadership position where improvement of any kind occurred?

(Another) Barbara

He's not, DoT, and his nomination would exact a terrible price on him, personally, as well as on the party. Any R nominee will be cut to shreds by the press and Cain is the candidate least able to handle that. The media would have a picnic with his struggle to be coherent -- a struggle he's losing badly.

Thomas Collins

From the NY Times article:

"Mr. Cain, 65, declined to be interviewed for this article. He does not hide his experience at the restaurant group — it is mentioned on his Web site — but on the campaign trail he emphasizes his earlier stint running Godfather’s, although he has not run a major corporation for more than a decade."

I'm sure that a quick search of the NY Times archives will reveal an article pointing out that the largest enterprise Obama had run was the Harvard Law Review, and that was a couple of decades before Obama's POTUS run.

As to whether Cain is ready, I would say that he is more ready for the POTUSy than Obama was (or ever will be) and more ready for the Vice-POTUSy than Biden was (or ever will be). However, MSM would never treat Cain with the kid gloves with which they treated (and will treat in 2012) Obama and Biden.

Gmax

I would say that he is more ready for the POTUSy than Obama was (or ever will be) and more ready for the Vice-POTUSy than Biden was (or ever will be).

X 2


Good on ya, TC

Danube of Thought

He is incoherent, erratic, and insufficiently thoughtful.

Danube of Thought

"I would say that he is more ready for the POTUSy than Obama was"

You and I might think that, but a majority of the electorate will not. And it won't do any good to blame it on the MSM.

in_awe

Cain would empty Gitmo to get a single captured US soldier back? Recidivism rates for those released from Gitmo is at least 30%. So, President Cain would trade a live POW's life for untold dozens or hundreds of future American KIA? Not following THAT bit 'o logic.

That was the final straw as far as I'm concerned.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

That was the final straw as far as I'm concerned.

Well then you should have listened to his full answer and not just the part CNN wanted you to hear.

Danube of Thought

It's what I mean by insufficiently thoughtful. I firmly believe that, were he in the Oval Office and presented such a choice, he would reject it out of hand. But when asked the question, he said he would do it. And that's far from the only example.

Gmax

This is a Nixon to China moment I think. Artur Davis, former Alabama US congressman and failed candidate for Governor from there, admits what we all knew. This should be the response to all dishonest challenges to voter ID henceforth:

By Artur Davis

I've changed my mind on voter ID laws -- I think Alabama did the right thing in passing one -- and I wish I had gotten it right when I was in political office.

When I was a congressman, I took the path of least resistance on this subject for an African American politician. Without any evidence to back it up, I lapsed into the rhetoric of various partisans and activists who contend that requiring photo identification to vote is a suppression tactic aimed at thwarting black voter participation.

The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt.

Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights -- that's suppression by any light. If you doubt it exists, I don't; I've heard the peddlers of these ballots brag about it, I've been asked to provide the funds for it, and I am confident it has changed at least a few close local election results.

Captain Hate

As to whether Cain is ready, I would say that he is more ready for the POTUSy than Obama was (or ever will be) and more ready for the Vice-POTUSy than Biden was (or ever will be). However, MSM would never treat Cain with the kid gloves with which they treated (and will treat in 2012) Obama and Biden.

Everybody knows Biden is an ignorant blowhard who has embellished every aspect of his, and his family's, existence; that the MFM reflexively calls his dimwitted wife "Dr" as anything but a term of derision is as big a joke as the underlying degree. That he's in the second most powerful position in the country while we argue about Herman Cain's qualifications make it evident how the MFM's insinuations worm their way into everybody's thinking.

Gmax

but a majority of the electorate will not.

Do you have any empirical evidence of this claim, or is it just your considered opinion?

A non politician who speaks from the heart without polltested focus group wordsmithing, might just be quite refreshing to am American Public tired of being manipulated and/or lied to on a very regular basis.

Jack is Back!

DoT,

Go to LUN for Mike Florio's piece last year on Pujols vs. Hornsby and Thomas.

Gmax

I assume the money in a large swanky Washington DC law firm with a lobbyist bent, is pretty damn good and Artur is liking the coinage. Good thing, cuz this departure from the reservation is going to get him kicked out of the tribe, methinks.

Threadkiller

I wish Cain were more polished, like Romney. He needs to learn to give more expedient answers to appease the questioners.

Since 1994, Mitt has said to the straight and LGBT communities whatever they needed to hear.

Cain, if you are reading this, remember, "Two faces are better than one."

Gmax

And on this note I am out, the Cowboys and then game 4 of the World Serious:

Professor Jacobsen strikes again with a bumpersticker showing the ubiquitous Obama symbol substituted in the word DOUCHE.

With the younger crowd, insufferable people are quickly labeled "douche" or "douchebag" so this is again withering fire from the high ground of mockage.

Sue

Just for the record, you aren't changing my mind on Cain, TK, by using those tactics.

Threadkiller

Will you give me a hint as to which tactics I should use?

;-)

Danube of Thought

"Do you have any empirical evidence of this claim, or is it just your considered opinion?"

Purely opinion. I doubt there could be empirical evidence either way.

Thanks JiB. Gonna read it now.

Sue

You can't change my mind about Cain. Cain can. But so far, he has been pretty consistent doing what bugs me about him to begin with.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Listening to a cSPAN call in the other day, I have to admit being very surprised that nearly every caller was complaining that they feel completely shut out of the election process. Their big complaint was the extreme partisan of the left's and the right's "extreme" positions. These were all people who would be tagged "muddle" here, but they didn't sound muddled, they sounded mad and what they want is for the extremists to stop being so locked in and remember that the majority of the country want our politicians to find the middle ground and begin to find compromises. This wasn't just one of two callers, this was all of them and none of them sounded muddled. That said, nothing will redeem Lindsey Graham, but it should make all of us take notice. IMHO. Oh and more than one made the point that "middle America" is more than just geography.

Sue

I'm always suspect when someone claims "extremes". By chance did they give examples of extremes as they saw them?

Jack is Back!

Sara,

Did any of them say where and how "compromise" should be reached?

On the economy? On the role of government? On national security or defense?

What were the issues they felt were captured and tortured under either left or right extremism?

The reason I ask this is that in my experience with C-Span call ins especially where they have the separate number for Dems and Repubs more Dems and liberals call in than Repubs or conservatives. I think we are in the mess we are in now because of compromise.

Compromise on TARP, Cash for Clunkers, Fannie and Freddie (back in the Bush and Frank days), Stimulus, earmarks, growth of government, etc. Obamacare was the moment when the Republicans finally said, NYET, no more, mo mas. From that point on it has been no more compromise where you move 6 points to the other guy moving 1 point. IOW, the only way to compromise on Obama's Jobs bill is to raise taxes which will not work one iota and will create nil jobs.

Threadkiller

Sue, I will need a peeve list please.

My new tactic will be to give you glaring examples of the other candidates doing the same things.

Sue

You can do anything you want, TK, but it won't change my mind. Think of me as DoT and the issue of natural born in this matter. Unless and until Cain himself convinces me that he is ready for primetime, I will remain convinced if he wins the nomination, he will lose the general. Mark this page for future reference so you can gloat if I'm wrong. I was wrong about the Rangers last night, so I won't be claiming I'm always right.

Threadkiller

Here is one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxV-QNXoRIc

Sue

I can't watch youtube videos on my computer. It eats up too much of my allotted satellite time on the internet. Sucks to live in the country with satellite internet.

narciso

I'm trying to figure what the general liberal position on Afghanistan, for instance, nominally in favor, but caveated with enough
'but monkey's as Ingraham calls them, to make
the point moot. How about the right to bear
arms, the police, tax policy, a secure and accurate voting system, civic and moral instruction,all but the middle
one, they oppose with every fiber of their
being.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

JiB: This was not the standard cSPAN call in. It was filler for some time before an author presentation at the Texas Book Festival that they were covering, so there were no R/D lines.

I don't recall specific suggestions as the calls were short, although a few voiced concern that we are heading to civil war if we don't start actually communicating with the other side, whichever it might be. I have this concern myself. Not that I think the right or tea party folks want things to devolve that far, but after watching these OWS protests around the country, I have no faith that other side won't try to escalate the violence.

Frau Überraschung

OT - Ah, Smart Diplomacy! Leading from behind means finding a surprise when you find out what's up front.

What has the "Sharia Spring" cost the United States?

Sue

I can't figure out how they feel completely shut out by extreme positions. I feel completely shut out because I rarely get the option to choose the republican candidate and am usually stuck with whatever position, left, right or down the middle, they have. But without examples of how they feel completely left out, just making the claim doesn't make we want to move to the middle if they consider my POV extreme.

Threadkiller

I am not that way Sue. I did not gloat over the revelation that Minor v Happersettis truly is the only legal authority ever to define "natural born citizen'.

(I did bookmark it though)

henry

Sara, these moderates seem like lemmings complaining they have to run too fast instead of noticing the cliff ahead.

Ignatz

--I think Cain is not close to being ready for the presidency.--

It is my abiding belief that any competent person, whom Cain has amply demonstrated he is, whose beliefs and political philsophy are predominantly sound, which IMO Cain's surely are, is ready for the presidency.

Everything else; great oratorical skills, memorizing the name of the chief dogcatcher of outer Kajerkistan, holding some back bencher elective office, etc, is window dressing.

The corollary of course is anyone who is neither competent nor philosophically sound no matter if they have the richest baritone known to man and have served thirty seven consecutive years as the governor of the great state of fill in the blank will ever be ready for the presidency.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Here is a statistic that sends chills thru me:

Only 12 percent of all 12th graders are “proficient” or “advanced” in U.S. History according to the 2010 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). And less than half of all high school seniors display even a “basic” knowledge about American History.

The ghost of David Brinkley haunts me when I read things like the above. His contention: To be a competent reporter, you must know history, to be a prize-winning journalist, you should start with a degree in history, not journalism or creative writing.

Is it any wonder Obama remains popular with the younger generations (in my world, those who graduated h.s. after 1964 or college after 1968). He could be the poster child for the above group. If you don't know the truth about our history, how can you tell when your leaders lie to you every day? Or why would you be willing to stand up to fight for America?

Jack is Back!

TK,

There is a cottage industry in Mitt-flip flops.

boris

Cain would take Obama in a fair fight. The MFM would have to treat them equally hard or equally easy. That will never happen but we can't blame the MFM. We just have to be that much better than the other side and when we lose blame ourselves for not being perfect.

Is it just me or does it seem like every time the MFM lose one they decide to make the next contest even more uneven and come up with new ways to make it harder?

Anyway the muddle want what they always want. They want the liars to stop lying and the truth tellers to stop telling the truth and everybody compromise on something halfway between the extreems of lie and truth.

narciso

As rse has pointed out, the point of this methodological footwork, is to accomplish what Orwell foresaw in 1984, reshaping the language, so entire concepts cannot exist.
It's a given this morning on CBS, (I know)
that the tax changes, were not mistaken,
but malign in implementation, For all practical purposes, a law enforcement officer cannot pursue his tasks, there are too many legal, political obstacles. The asme is true for prosecuting the campaign against Salafi and Wahhabism, with any such vigor.

Threadkiller

Thanks JiB. I can get back to football now

Ignatz

Were Obama a Republican this headline President Obama disapproves of daughters watching Kardashians would read something like
President Signals Tacit Approval of Armenian Genocide.

narciso

You aren't wrong, boris, it's the ideological
version of the Brezhnev doctrine, we got Rehnquist and Scalia, so they doubled down and we ended up with the cipher that is Kennedy. Gore and Kerry, failed, so they redoubled their efforts with Obama.

Danube of Thought

On the question of whether unlawful combatants should be tried in federal court or in military tribunals, what is the compromise position? On whether Gitmo should be closed? On whether voters should be required to present a photo ID?

And so on...

narciso

There's a bit of unintentional irony in this piece, well maybe more than a bit,

http://arabia2day.com/reports/report-claims-german-police-train-saudis-in-repression/

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Sue: I do not recall now if there were calls from Texas. There were a couple calls I remember from Calif. I feel left out in this state as a Republican has little control, we are ruled by the gay/lesbian and more taxes, nanny state and it is hard to be a Republican and near impossible to be a Conservative in this state. I live in Issa's District, which is some consolation, but right this minute I can't think of any other Rs in Calif. worth a damn. And then there is this:

SEIU On California’s Conservatives: ‘If We Can’t Get Them Out, We’ll Breed Them Out.’

One of California’s largest labor unions today advanced a plan intended to result in the election of more moderate Republicans.

By creating a Republican political action committee, Service Employees International Union California officials say they hope to help send people from right-leaning areas to Sacramento who put practical solutions in front of strict conservative thinking.

[snip]

The union says 87,000 of its 700,000 members are registered Republicans. With redrawn legislative boundaries looming and the creation of the top-two primary system, SEIU’s new leader Dave Kieffer has said this is the perfect time to start helping candidates to extricate themselves from the grip of party extremists. SEIU is expected to launch its second ad campaign this weekend in the districts of current GOP legislators its officials believe could support Brown’s tax package.

“I feel the far right, the tea party, is hijacking my party, and it’s saddening,” said John Orr, a parking officer at California State University, Fullerton. “I hope through this PAC, this effort and the open primary that moderates can regain their voice.”

DrJ

I can't think of any other Rs in Calif. worth a damn.

I'll beat TK to it: McClintock.

Jack is Back!

What the hell kind of republican is a member of SEIU much less 87K of them? And if this guy can't believe in the same values as the Tea Party advances what does that say about his form of Republicanism?

No, I believe this has been in the planning stages for a couple of years and now that they have these members registered they can some how subvert the party.

DebinNC

IowaHawk:
And for my fellow sensible conservative Americans, let me assure you that in T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII you will now have a choice - not an echo. As the only Republican in this race who is dedicated to the future reduction in the rate of increase of the rate of increase of federal government, you can pull the lever in full confidence that your federally funded retirement and health care and education and automobiles and solar panel rebates will be preserved, in full accordance with conservative principles. You are my magnificent steed, and together I will ride you to victory next November.
...........................................
Whoever he's describing, it certainly isn't Herman Cain.

maryrose

Let's wait and see how it plays out with Herman Cain. I like him for VP.
According to a recent article-Sharia Law will reign in Libya. I go back to my original premise-these people are not like us and never will be. A corollary is-Obama is not like us and never will be.Moochelle is simply an opportunist with bad fashion sense.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

On the question of whether unlawful combatants should be tried in federal court or in military tribunals, what is the compromise position? On whether Gitmo should be closed? On whether voters should be required to present a photo ID?

And so on...

DOT: As one I consider here to be the champion of negotiations and compromise, I think you know that a good leader knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. You don't compromise on the big items, you do stand on core principles and fight hard, but on the lesser issues, there is always room for compromise and legislating in a way that no one goes away feeling used or abused, so that you can all come back another day.

However, I do think, my personal opinion only, that when many say they want more compromising, what the really mean is they want more collegiality.

narciso

Well there's a network of Quatari associated Islamists like Bel Jadj, Sallahi, et al, involved in Libya, that's what you referring to, mary.

maryrose

We live in a very polarizing era. People feel compromise signals weakness. The Super Committee suffers from someone like Kerry the blowhard who pontificates rather than finding solutions. Then you have a practical Rob Portman who used to be a finance advisor as the only common sense voice in the room. When the dems get off their high horse and stop propping up Obummer, maybe then we will get some solutions. Until then, I am bouyed by the 10 dems who saw the light and voted for McConnell's bill and not for Obummer's which is poison to them. Obama doesn't compromise-he vilifies and ridicules. His problem is he thinks as do the ows'ers that he is invincible. He and they are not. "Karma"is waiting for them and Clarice summed it up perfectly in her remarks. When Obama has to encourage people to applaud as he speaks to a handle of persons you know the tide has turned.

Sue

Sara,

I guess I would have had to have heard the calls myself because I can't determine how they feel left out. And what makes them consider themselves the middle and not left or right. And what I, as someone who considers herself on the right, should compromise so they feel more included. I think I have compromised by realizing Romney, not Santorum, has the better chance of winning in the general, even though Santorum, not Romney, holds more of my beliefs. I refuse to compromise futher to allow them to feel included.

maryrose

I agree with Sue.

Sue

And on a personal note, I want to point out to everyone how many commas I was able to throw into that one paragraph. Impressive, no?

Charlie (Colorado)

He is incoherent, erratic, and insufficiently thoughtful.

Thank the Gods that we can get rid of him in November 2012.

Charlie (Colorado)

And on a personal note, I want to point out to everyone how many commas I was able to throw into that one paragraph. Impressive, no?

I think Narciso could beat you, Sue. On the other hand, all of yours appear to be in places one would normally expect a comma.

caro

When positions of the right are all called extreme by the MSM and dem politicians, there is nowhere to go. Balanced budget? Extreme! Energy independence? Extreme! Patient choice? Extreme!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

David Graeber, author of DEBT: The First 5000 Years said in the cSPAN author presentation (Video) that followed the aforementioned call in that if you knew your history, you would know that the debt economic system is a product of Sharia from the Middle Ages or something. He was introduced as an anarchist. Graeber was paired with historian H.W. Brands. Brands is one impressive guy, even if he did try to say something nice about the OWS protesters. I wonder if he is a familiar name to others, I had never seen or heard of him before, although with his impressive credentials and the amount he has written, it is hard to see how I missed him. His present book is: GREENBACK PLANET: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization As We Know It

centralcal

maryrose, I agree with Sue, too. And bravo on the commas!

You are so right, also, caro.

DebinNC

Not to be a comma nazi, but didn't Obama throw in an errant one here, violating the 3 or more items in a series rule we learned by 4th grade? The Archbishop was asked for the date and supplied the day/month, but failed to realize Obama also needed help with the year.

centralcal

Yep, an unneeded comma. Like him.

Clarice

I'm with Iggie. In fact, I'd make is a requirement that the next Secretary of State have a winning record in selling rugs or cars .

DebinNC

This Open Letter to Herman Cain perfectly reflects my thoughts about Cain at the moment.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Sue: I agree with you. I do not think anyone should compromise on their deeply held core principles. We all have our boundaries, our bright lines we cannot cross. I just don't like the arrogance we see from both sides that their way is the only way or else. My personal position is that there is no way to govern this country with an all or nothing political philosophy. Obama proving this, IMHO. Sometimes the bigger the issue, the smaller the baby steps need to be to eventually get settlement and a favorable outcome. Unfortunately, real debate and collegiality went out the door when we became a country obsessed with instant gratification, while becoming a throw away world.

I was reminded the other day of one of my teachers and one of the guys in my Honors History class. The student was arguing with the teacher over some obscure point in the lesson. The teacher, an older woman, shook her finger at him and said, "Don't argue with your betters!" No one in the class reacted to this, whereas today, the teacher would probably be brought up on charges by some wimpy parent. She then went on to say something like, go research the subject and when you think you know it sufficiently well to come back and state your position in an orderly and courteous manner, we will discuss it again.

Threadkiller

Thanks Sue. You made up for the comma I left out yesterday.

Jack is Back!

Do not make fun of commas. Don't you know it is now a competitive sport - next the Olympics!

Neo

Gov. Bobby Jindal rolled to an easy re-election Saturday, defeating nine little-known and under-financed candidates in a record-setting landslide. Based on incomplete returns, Jindal had about 66 percent of the vote ...

Threadkiller

Deb, that letter is perfect.

Danube of Thought

Good thing you didn't gloat, TK. Otherwise we'd have to repeat our lessons about holdings, what the Court expressly declined to consider, the 14th Amendment, and so forth. And surely no one wants that.

Jack is Back!

Deb,

Great letter. But just an observation regarding where Herman Cain is at this very moment of his campaign: a little fear is setting in and that causes uncertainty.

From my time in DC, politics is like watching professional tennis from behind the baseline, especially on TV. It looks easy. The ball seems hittable. The game not as fast as you thought. Then you go and try it on the local court and its not the same. The ball comes in fast and hard and spinning. How come it doesn't look like that on TV? You can't seem to move as fast as you thought you could or as if looked on TV. It was supposed to be easy not hard. And those lobs and drop shots and slice serves - didn't see that on TV.

IOW, now Cain is the highlight and is being challenged. Remember what happened to Palin by the MFM. And she was a seasoned politician. Herman has no real national staff, his advisors are people you never heard of (which may be good in the long run) and he is really doing a wacky-wacky road to the nomination by spending time outside of Iowa, NH, SC and FL. Not that this is hurting him but sooner or later he will have to be more scripted and more professional in terms of how he addresses the issues so that he doesn't leave doubts - not to us or potential votes but to the money people. Even as OWS is finding out - money makes the world go round - even more so in national politics.

What he needs now beside sage advice like yours is a political campaign infrastructure of seasoned managers and communicators as well as a board of expertise with red ribbons and cache. He as a person can only do so much.

Extraneus

It is my abiding belief that any competent person, whom Cain has amply demonstrated he is, whose beliefs and political philsophy are predominantly sound, which IMO Cain's surely are, is ready for the presidency.

I'd vote for many of the posters here for just this reason. An inexperienced but honest rube with a principled philosophy and love of country would be better than any polished politician whose positions can't be predicted ahead of time.

Extraneus

And surely no one wants that.

Especially before 5PM PDT.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: ‘Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline’

“I think serious damage has been done,” Hume said. “For all of the disaffection for professional politicians that we see in this cycle and to some extent in the congressional election, in the end, particularly when you are running for president, it is not an advantage to be without long experience. And Herman Cain’s lack of experience is leading to these stumbles and missteps and misstatements.”
centralcal

An inexperienced but honest rube with a principled philosophy and love of country would be better than any polished politician whose positions can't be predicted ahead of time.


Well said, Extraneus. Enough cannot also be said about those whom the President surrounds himself with as advisers in key areas. The principled "rube," one would hope, would have less political "payback" involved in his choices.

daddy

Way behind and have to go walk the dogs, but just got to Clarice's wonderful Pieces 3 threads back.

Clarice,

The only thing lacking to put the Icing on the Karma Cake regarding the Fisker is if it gets shipped over to the States on a Foreign Flagged Ship under a Jones Act Waiver. Ha!

Janet,

As a Darwin Evolution fan myself, I thought this story headlined at Insty is great:

Worms given life-span-enhancing mutations produce offspring that lack the responsible genes but live longer anyway.

"The findings, published online today in Nature, present a modern-day version of Lamarckian inheritance, in which acquired characteristics can be passed to offspring without changes to the genetic code."

I love this stuff because it tells us again that the Settled Science about how this stuff happens isn't Settled. Darwinism had essentially blown Lamarckianism out of the water and probably will again, but I love it when stuff like this clobbers our Scientific hubris.

"Although much more research remains to be done, the new study raises the tantalizing possibility that if Grandma practiced caloric restriction—which affects the expression of longevity-enhancing genes—her descendants might reap the benefits."

All you Grandma's better lighten up on the Cheese Cake:)

Good Morning. KayyyyyyRoooooooo.

See you guys ago about the 5th Inning. And nothing is more fun than coming home after 2 weeks to lonesome Yellow Labs hungry for a good walk! Its a lick fest like no other I've ever experienced.


Uncle BigBad

Sara
Remember that CSPAN is the birthplace for seminar callers.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Uncle BB: I remember. And after thinking that the spontaneousness of the call-in show would preclude any organized callers, I am not so sure after reading that piece I quoted on what SEIU is doing. Just alittle too coincidental for my suspicious sense.

Uncle BigBad

Daddy
Lamarck seems to be making a comback.
Lysenko will be next

Rick Ballard

"Lysenko will be next"

Next? The planaria which constitute the IPCC are Lysenko.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Oh my, estimates of up to 20 million tons of debris from the tsunami in Japan about to hit Hawaii beaches.

matt

let's look at the competence some of those who have been elected president of the United States...Hmmm...Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, Rutherford Hayes, Jimmuh Carter, and of course the present occupant.

pagar


"According to a recent article-Sharia Law will reign in Libya."

According to an American Thinker article, the far more dangerous Sharia Law takeovers are in places like Germany and America.

"If Stern was truly desirous of protecting the unique Western freedoms many Muslim immigrants to the U.S. cherish in common with non-Muslim Americans, he would applaud the Tennessee state legislature's bill SB 102825 instead of condemning it.*
(*POSTSCRIPT: It is perhaps an ironic footnote that the language about sharia which Professor Stern fulminated against was actually pruned out of the final Tennessee bill (House Bill No. 1353) when state legislators came under intense pressure from local Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated "advocacy" groups. House Bill No. 1353 never mentions the words "sharia," "Muslim," "Islam," or "Islamic law." Sharia dictates that non-Muslims in particular have no right to criticize this divine, perfect, and immutable "law"26.)"

Every time the Sharia law arguement comes up in the US, the very huge non Muslim population caves to the very small portion of the US population that favors it. IMO

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/sharia_uber_alles_versus_western_justice.html

Sara (Pal2Pal)

would be better than any polished politician whose positions can't be predicted ahead of time.

Do we really want to elect someone who is predictable? Obama is entirely predictable. Wouldn't being predictable equate with leading from behind and be kind of stale?

Threadkiller

Yeah, DoT, nobody wants a repeat of that. Refresh my memory, if you would be so kind.

Since they declined to comment on the 14th, would I be correct to say they issued no holding/opinion favorable to a 14th amendment citizen being a natural born citizen?

Oh, I almost forgot, when SCOTUS made this statement in Ex Parte Lockwood, did they not know you had a authority that showed otherwise?

“In Minor v. Happersett, 21 Wall. 162, this court held that the word ‘citizen’ is often used to convey the idea of membership in a nation, and, in that sense, women, if born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction of the United States, have always been considered citizens of the United States, as much so before the adoption of the fourteenth amendment of the constitution as since;” (Emphasis added.)

BTW, what was that authority again?

Threadkiller

...an authority...

Sara (Pal2Pal)

1000 Feared Dead in 7.2 earthquake in Turkey

narciso

You don't know H.W. Brands, he's a historian who's been referenced by Ballard in re; TR,
and he has been a prolific author,now from
the LUN and the title of his latest book, he might be reverting to his default setting, when I first encountered him.

narciso

Sorry, wrong LUN.

pagar

If you want better hit pieces.

Here are some more hit pieces from
www.livinglies.wordpress.com

$2.63 Trillion in Money Market Funds at Risk
RHODE ISLAND CRASH AND BURN

Best Post of the Week: Houston, We’ve Got A Problem – Bevilacqua
Bank Auditors on Hot Seat Over Mortgage Accounting

I'll just highlite one:

Oct. 18th, 2011 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed down their decision in the FRANCIS J. BEVILACQUA, THIRD vs. PABLO RODRIGUEZ – and in a moment, essentially made foreclosure sales in the commonwealth over the last five years wholly void. However, some of the more polite headlines, undoubtedly in the interest of not causing wide spread panic simply put it “SJC puts foreclosure sales in doubt” or “Buyer Can’t Sue After Bad Foreclosure Sale“

In essence, the ruling upheld that those who had purchased foreclosure properties that had been illegally foreclosed upon (which is virtually all foreclosure sales in the last five years), did not in fact have title to those properties.

http://livinglies.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/best-post-of-the-week-houston-weve-got-a-problem-bevilacqua/

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Narciso: I am more up to speed now on Brands after seeing him yesterday. I was impressed with his historical grasp and knowledge, especially during the audience questions, but I found his whole presentation style outstanding.

I downloaded two of his books from the Amazon Kindle store last night, but haven't started reading yet.

Sue

Wow. The Rams really stink. My Boys are running right through them, which tells me the Rams' rush defense is non-existent.

narciso

I expected JiB, when you hire Rumsfeld's former spokesman, as your communications guru, that one wouldn't flub such a basic poinr, then again, the Levick Group's talking
points about Gitmo being full of innocent shepherds, might have dominated his thinking.

One thinks Sarah's wheelhouse is oil policy and budgeting, she took over the health care issue, when Jindal, basically relinquished his role as health care wunderkind, but what is Obama's besides being able to enunciate 'Pockistan', besides
a half digested 'critical legal studies/ dependency theory analysis, that he absorbed
from Bell and Davis, respectively.

Extraneus

Do we really want to elect someone who is predictable? Obama is entirely predictable.

Reagan was predictable, too. You knew where he stood, and he communicated his positions over many years and ran on them, and he rarely surprised his base with poll-tested positions that strayed from his core principles, if ever. And yes, I agree that Obama is also principled, perhaps even more so. He's surely the most principled president since Reagan.

I hope you didn't interpret my comment as saying that I'd vote for a principled commie just because he was principled. I said that I would vote for an honest and principled candidate, by which I meant a principled conservative. I also stipulated a love of country. In Obama's case, he spent most of his time obscuring his principles during the campaign, which was dishonest, and his love of country leaves much to be desired, at least by this country.

Extraneus

Are any Chargers fans done licking their wounds?

pagar

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/bank-america-lynching-countrywides-equity-likely-worthess-and-it-will-rape-fdic-insured-

More hits:
Of course, it is from zero hedge so you might just want to to leave your unneeded FDIC covered funds where they are in case Zero Hedge is wrong.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

NO on the Chargers.

EXT: Sorry, I was thinking more predictable in actions, never a winning strategy, IMO. Reagan was steady in his core principles, but I would not call him predictable. But, I may be thinking more like a military planner than what you are referring to.

Mark Folkestad

PD and Henry must be happy right now. Both may have driven to Minneapolis to watch their Packers keep their winning streak intact. The rookie QB almost pulled it out for the Vikings. Oh well.

Captain Hate

They well may have; that was a major stadium takeover by the Packer fans. As was Stooler fans in Arizona and Tebow fans in Miami.

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