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October 27, 2011

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Benjamin Franklin

Henry;

If everything in fine in Wisconsin, why is it so close?

hit and run

henry:
Dana, Walker will win a recall.

Hope springs ephemeral.

Benjamin Franklin

"Wouldn't "go to hell" be more appropriate?"

It would be if your title were Judge Jeff.

Benjamin Franklin

Judge Wapner or Judge judy would agree...

Captain Hate

Has anyone followed the story where Muslims are demanding that a Catholic university remove all Catholic/Christian religious symbols? BTW, this is a private school.

Well yes, it's obviously a Catholic school but unless they're Grove City College they probably receive federal funding. So they probably have to consider whether they want the DOJ crawling up their asses. I don't know that much about CU other than where it's located; I assume that they're less lib than the Georgetown dhimmis who strangely covered up the crosses when El JEFe spoke there. At some point you have to push back against these vermin.

Speaking of which, I'm not sure why the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon bothered with a meeting with B+ Hussein. Go right to Israel if you want some help to set things right in that country that the rock worshipers are turning into their standard shithole of misery and destitution.

Benjamin Franklin

Aerial Footage Shows Tear Gas Canister Hitting Scott Olsen and Flashbang Grenade Breaking Up Rescue Attempt

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/

henry

Dana, it is hard to believe property taxes will be lower until the bills are sent. This will be the first time that's happened in decades. The polls will swing to Walker late December / January. BTW that is why no Dem wants to run against Walker.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Muslims Want Crosses at Catholic University Removed Before They Pray

Turns out they want the crosses covered when they pray and one of their demands is a separate prayer room.

Frau Überraschung

The Catholic college receives federal funds, I believe, and must put up with the carp. Hillsdale does not have the problem.

Porchlight

Wouldn't "go to hell" be more appropriate?

Yes, hit, it would! Good catch.

Benjamin Franklin

"Report: Occupy Wall Street Has Raised Over $450,000…"

http://weaselzippers.us/

....and they're GASP!, putting it into a Bank !!!

Earthquakes and CME's, cats and dogs living together.........

Captain Hate

Yeah I knew that was the issue, Sara. The question that CU has to ask themselves is if they cave, which they certainly should not, what will be the next demand? Stop calling the school Catholic University? Build minarets? It won't end with this unless they say no way and end the discussion with that.

Elliott

What If Davey Crockett Skipped The Alamo?

What if Jon Huntsman, Jr. had run for President?

daddy

Thought it interesting that tonight in the 4th Inning our local AM Radio station broadcasting the 7th Game of the World Series switched to a live broadcast of a local College Hockey Match.

Thankfully they announced they were going to do that insanity early enough so that I was able to terminate the dog walk and hustle the puzzled dogs home quick enough to catch the rest of the game on tube.

Sue,

Keep away from the Clamato Budweiser beer. Its a long shot but Texas still has a slim chance.

narciso

Well the problem is not limited, to Dalia Mogahed, this familiar figure has the same attitude, which Silva depicted rather successfully as McKenna in his latest;

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/05/19/us-lebanon-usa-hezbollah-idUSTRE64I0UM20100519

Captain Hate

Hillsdale does not have the problem.

That's not surprising but I don't recall hearing about that nearly as much as Grove City; maybe because it was somewhat controversial at the time.

The Rangers look like beaten dogs.

hit and run

Porch:
Yes, hit, it would! Good catch.

Heh thanks.

Signed,
Judge Jeff

hit and run

Congrats Cardinals.

daddy

Look on the bright side Ranger fans. Your team doesn't have to do the obligatory trek to the White House for the Obama photo op. Thats gotta' be worth something.

Captain Hate

Isn't Hezbollah moderate an oxymoron? Where's that idiot bunkerbuster to provide some insight into that?

Well baseball's finally over. I was cheering for Texas but have no dislike for the Redbirds so I really couldn't lose. Congrats henry. Condolences Sue; you still have the glow of the Mavs, who may be champions forever if the owners don't dump that imbecile Stern.

Ignatz

Poor Sue.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

My cousin, very much a big party gal during her college years, graduated from Grove City.

Benjamin Franklin

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/10/28/friday-night-open-thread-43/

Yup. Bite the hand that saves your job. (Tianamenn Square redux)

JM Hanes

Benjamin Franklin:

"Then I realized y'all would rather have a Board of Directors running the Country, whom you can't remove from office without major shareholder status, other than politicos you CAN toss into the street."

Why do you even waste your own time posting such total crap?

hit and run

I'm buying a case of Budweiser tomorrow.

Benjamin Franklin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSR9tHnluSo

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Captain Hate

When we travel east on Rt 80, we always take note of the exits for Grove City, Slippery Rock and of course Penn State.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

JMH: I meant to comment on that assertion too.

I was going to say we don't need BofDs, we have voters and elections.

henry

Hit, I'm drinking a case of Bud right now. : )

Sara (Pal2Pal)

ch: My Grove City alumni cousin's two sons went to Slippery Rock and Penn State.

Benjamin Franklin

"Why do you even waste your own time posting such total crap?"

You ask, I answer. If my impression of the framework of your ideology is different, i'm glad to entertain the discussion. But when you characterize OWS as 'rabble' it kind of clusterf***s any chance of continuing, doesn't it?

Anyhew, it seems free market philosophy has morphed into aggregate approval for corporate shenanigans emanating from your side of the fence, not mine.

daddy

Who in the world yesterday in about the 6th Inning would have thought we'd be seeing St Louis Hoisting that Trophy tonight?

Amazing baseball.

JM Hanes

Enjoy it all, henry!

jimmyk

Turns out they want the crosses covered when they pray and one of their demands is a separate prayer room.

Do they? Her update now acknowledges that it's all the work of an outside agitator:

In fact, not a single Muslim student at Catholic University has signed on to Professor Banzhaf’s complaint and he admitted to me that he lodged the complaint against Catholic with the D.C. Office of Human Rights as a concerned individual, not on behalf of any student or group of students.

"Professor Banzhaf" if some idiot from GWU who, according to the linked article (LUN) was simply trolling for something to complain about. The Muslim students at CU are content and are opposed to what he is doing.

henry

Thanks JMH. And thanks to all the Rangers fans here, I'll drink a couple to your spirit. Never lose faith.

Captain Hate

Sara, everybody I know that's attended those schools have loved their experiences. Same with Edinboro State which is on Rt 6N

Clarice

Banzhaf is a major asshole. As Professor Bainbridge noted the law says if you go to the nuisance you can't complain of it, which is a way of saying if you enroll in a Catholic school you cannot sue for special treatment for Muslims.

And speaking of assholes, Bloomberg finally put his nanny hat back on..Psst Bloomie, I think there might be smoking at OWS and transfats consumed there, too....

********

ew York firefighters removed about a dozen gasoline cans and six generators from Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street protesters have camped for almost six weeks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
About 30 to 40 firefighters were sent to the park along with the police department’s community affairs unit, Bloomberg said today on his weekly WOR radio show.
The equipment, which helped power computers and mobile phones and keep people warm as temperatures dipped near freezing, are safety hazards and illegal, Bloomberg said. Forecasts call for rain and snow in the metropolitan area tomorrow.
“Our first two concerns are First Amendment and safety, and this was safety,” Bloomberg said. “People were courteous and understanding. The story of this morning is that there was no story.”
The material won’t be allowed back into the park in Lower Manhattan, said the mayor, who is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP. The occupants cooperated with law enforcement and the sweep produced no violence, he said.

JM Hanes

" But when you characterize OWS as 'rabble' it kind of clusterf***s any chance of continuing, doesn't it?"

The guy who just pasted up a clip about a born again Christian, hate radio, nutcase with a thick skull gets his nose out of joint over OWS rabble? Right. Aggregate approval for corporate shenanigans? Clusterfucking crap indeed.

Ignatz

--But when you characterize OWS as 'rabble' it kind of clusterf***s any chance of continuing, doesn't it?--

But Teabaggers or, just up thread, "idiots" moves the conversation right long.
JM's just trying to help you out after your love affair with the Arab Spring turned out to be the love that dare not speaks its name after the Islamists predictably took it over.
Now you refuse to see the Marxist rabble running this puny dog and pony show and refuse to be educated.
Maybe you don't see the Marxists because you've met the enemy and it's you?

daddy

Fan in the outfield holding a sign up as Albert Pujols speaks:

"If You Sign Him We Will Come".

Heh!

Benjamin Franklin

"Maybe you don't see the Marxists because you've met the enemy and it's you?"

Just when I begin to question the correctness of my position, you show up to reinforce my opinions, attitudes and beliefs. No one
can top your idiocy. If you didn't exist, someone would have to invent you for salutary purposes..

Captain Hate

Thanks for that link jimmyk; and kudos to the muslim students at CU for refusing to be co-opted by an ambulance chaser who brings disgrace to GW.

Which was all the married ones who were virgins.  Let me count 'em.

jmh, I suspect the Chinese had given up virgin sacrifice by the time they started drawing their language, except, of course, those virgins sacrificed to their in-laws.
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jimmyk

Banzhaf is a major asshole.

Wow, is he ever. I'd heard about these preposterous lawsuits, but hadn't connected a name to them. From the LUN:


To receive a passing grade from the 40+-year professor, law students (dubbed “Banzhaf’s Bandits” by TIME) are required to identify an area of social policy they want to change and to use the District of Columbia’s uniquely liberal statutes to change it. Most other states acknowledge the fact that dry cleaning a woman‘s silk blouse is a more expensive operation than pressing a man’s dress shirt. But Banzhaf has successfully sued in the District of Columbia, forcing dry cleaners to charge men and women the same price. Charging them different prices, according to Banzhaf, amounts to sex discrimination. (Ironically, the net effect of Banzhaf’s law pursuits means more expensive dry cleaning for men.)

More to the point, "Banzhaf sent a letter to the editor of the school’s newspaper soliciting complainants on September 22, yet readily admits that none have have signed on to his case against the school."

Ignatz

Herman Cain Does Bad Lip Reading. Hilarious.

Ignatz

Ben is polite. He always lets you know when you hit a nerve.

Benjamin Franklin

"He always lets you know when you hit a nerve."

Especially, my funny-bone. Thanks for the elixir.

JM Hanes

There's something bizarrely hinky about this thread -- aside from the obvious. Somewhere in the TypePad ether, there are a dozen copies of a post with 2 links and a graphic, which never even makes it to a Captcha window here, but works on any other thread I've tried to test it on. It won't even go up if I try to paste it in pieces here.

Benjamin Franklin

Obviously Goldman, Sachs has become the great symbol of investment banking corruption, and other companies like AIG and Countrywide have become poster children for problems with businesses like insurance and mortgage-lending. But when it comes to commercial banking, Bank of America is as bad as it gets.

Take your money out of BofA.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/another-weapon-for-ows-pull-your-money-out-of-b-of-a-20111028#ixzz1c8lnONuH

Benjamin Franklin

"The guy who just pasted up a clip about a born again Christian, hate radio, nutcase with a thick skull gets his nose out of joint over OWS rabble? Right. Aggregate approval for corporate shenanigans? Clusterfucking crap indeed."

What in hell is that? It gets murkier with each post.

Clarice

JMH why not post that somewhere else-even another thread-- and then just link to it here?

jimmyk

Amazing baseball.

One of many great things about baseball is you can't run out the clock. It's never a done deal till that last out.

Congrats to the Cardinals fans, condolences to the Rangers fans. Like CH, I didn't have a dog in this fight, but just enjoyed it as a fan of the game. There's nothing quite like a 7-game series.

Benjamin Franklin

Let's nominate a committee for POTUS--Goldman Sachs Board of Directors will take the pain out of our National Elections.

To hell with politicos. Let's have NO government outside Corporate Structure !

http://www.angrybearblog.com/

Perry's Flat Tax and other "bold reform" ideas in context of the richer 1%

The hard right candidates of the GOP are competing to set forth plans that demonstrate their utter and complete loyalty to the right's "make the rich richer and make businesses less accountable" economic program.
This program involves the tired and failed policies of Reaganomics, just magnified:
more tax cuts for the wealthy (zero direct taxation of their primary source of income--making money off money, and --to the extent that the incidence of corporate taxes says that corporate taxation should be attributed to shareholders--reducing those taxes as well);
elimination of earned benefits for the rest of us (assuring huge revenue shortfalls to the federal government and no dedicated funding of programs, along with dedicated axing of benefits through the 'deficit/debt' scare tactic);
deregulation of everything to do with business or capital (gutting EPA, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and every other regulatory agency no matter the impact on the economy or on ordinary Americans, thus encouraging a return to speculative frenzy that allows socialization of losses/privatization of gains);
privatization wherever possible (Perry's plan for privatization of whatever Social Security remains after the afore-mentioned gutting; privatization of schools, firefighters, bridges, highways, etc.); and
continued militarization.

Clarice

Banzhaf's specialty is food policing and harassing restaurants.

Clarice

Niters. Surely Pitzer's health insurance for faculty covers mood stabilizers. No?

Benjamin Franklin

Don't call me 'surely'.

Frau Überraschung

Speaking of levity -

"Obama has tried to maintain a balancing act as the protests have grown, leaning towards support while avoiding a full embrace of the movement. But it would be a huge step for the president to go on to criticise any police force."

Unless Skippy is involved, of course.

bgates

Ironically, the net effect of Banzhaf’s law pursuits means more expensive dry cleaning for men.

Waaaait - a leftist professor engages in lawsuits to try to enforce a deluded vision of "gender equality", and somehow the group that ends up being harmed is men? Golly, that is ironical!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Just for fun!

The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth below to find out.

Mine:
When you were born, you were the:2,409,814,058th person alive on Earth
75,217,254,111th person to have lived since history began

The world at seven billion

daddy

The wife gave me a big laugh tonight.

She came in from tennis with the kids and asked if the game was over and who won. I said Cardinals and she was mildly happy, and then she heard one of the postgame announcers say "Team of Destiny."

Immediately she went into a perfect imitation of this "Destiny, destiny, no escaping destiny!" act by Gene Wilder from Young Frankenstein.

Pee in the pants funny to me, especially with the kids just standing there staring at her, mouths agape. Guess you had to be there, but I take it Momma is glad that Baseball Season is finally over.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

OMG! Just when you thought you had heard every crazy thing there was to hear, along comes the following. Click over and watch the short video.

Occupy DC to secede from the United States?

daddy

I'm okay with that Sara as long as they take the White House and Congress with them.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Unfortunately, daddy, I think he was talking about his little fiefdom of that park or block. I liked the part about how they only have one line approved of their "declaration of independence" because they are doing it just like the founders. ::rolling eyes::

glasater

A shorter version of this video of Nancy Pelosi in an interview with Maria Bartiromo today is making the rounds via RCP.
Maria really hits Pelosi on the 1800 waiver business.

JM Hanes

Per Instapundit: "IT’S JUST WEALTH-REDISTRIBUTION, MAN: Somebody cleaned out the PayPal account of “Occupy Portland” and it looks like an inside job."

There are lessons here that none of these folks could get in a year's worth of Poli-Sci classes -- and it's all free for the asking.

daddy

And a second NPR Employee gets canned for participating in an Occupy Rally, this one in New York.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

glasater: Is that the one where he calls out Pelosi and her claim that only really small businesses got Obamacare waivers? Small companies like McDonald's and the state of Maine?

JM Hanes

Yo, James Madison & Madison & Madison & Madison & Madison &tc.

Matt Lewis interviews Richard Brookhiser about his new book on.... Madison:

To understand Madison is to understand his friend and mentor, Thomas Jefferson. One of the greatest political collaborations in American history took place between the two. As Brookhiser describes it, “Jefferson was sort of the cool older brother” Madison never had. “Madison was probably smarter — but Jefferson was more brilliant.”
[.....]
So what would Madison and Jefferson say of the modern political milieu they set in motion? Brookhiser tells me the founders would look at MSNBC and Fox News and the blogs — and “they’d say, ‘you know you’ve calmed everything down’.”

America’s early politics, he argues, was even more bitter and partisan that today’s — primarily because the stakes were thought to be even higher. (Sure, the Constitution called for a peaceful transfer of power — but who knew if that would actually happen?)

daddy

The latest firing at NPR got me thinking about how many of their employees got canned in the last 12 months for behavior their employer's considered unacceptable.


Juan Williams---Fired October 2010
Ron Schiller---Fired March 2011
Vivian Schiller ---Fired March 2011
Lisa Simeone---"Cancelled" October 2011
Caitlin Curran---Fired October 2011

All Things Considered, it makes one wonder if any other US New Organization with such a vaunted record of public integrity as NPR has had to fire so many of their unbiased workers.

Captain Hate

America’s early politics, he argues, was even more bitter and partisan that today’s — primarily because the stakes were thought to be even higher.

I've suspected this is the case; the only caveat I'd throw into that is that then they were more articulate and well-read. The problem I have with the denizens of today's left is that they're borderline illiterate. They either rely on texts which have been shown not to work or just give in to inarticulate feelings of victimhood and prejudices. I've maintained an email relationship for years with a lefty in Berlin who is much more well read and easy to engage in tete a tetes than the domestic version; plus he has the rare ability of introspection and is able to laugh at himself if he ever goes too far, which is completely lacking in the humorless pod people of teh domestic left. Plus he doesn't blame Jews for everything.

Btw, after losing a series like the Rangers did, we in Cleveland console ourselves by saying 'That which doesn't kill you only makes you extremely miserable and bitter'.

Captain Hate

Also last night the home plate umpire didn't do the Rangers any favors by squeezing Feldman's nuts on that base on balls with the bases loaded to Molina. The blind asshole was giving Carpenter those calls all night and goes full retard after Molina shows him up on strike 2. Show some pride and punch him out, dickhole.

rse

Ron Radosh does in nice job in the LUN of discussing the need of Rep's to come up with a better response to income inequality a la Paul Ryan's speech to Heritage. Otherwise BO will leverage resentment all the way to reelection.

These college grads especially are the products of both a K-12 experience and college that was far more affective than cognitive. I have gradually tracked down this story but it was designed in the first place by professors who keep doing hand offs to successors that now have BO's ear like LDH. The designers really know how to push the buttons in these former students because they created these susceptibilities. It sounds like bad sci fi to say "embedded in the curriculum" until you actually read some eminent powerful prof in a national trade publication explaining exactly that and why and how it should work.

We can see the gambit Melinda linked last night. We know the media is biased and covers up. I am telling you that education became a weapon and the Dems are actively using the emotions and frustrations they actively cultivated to create a coalition of envy and resentment. It will work if we do not better understand what was done and how it works.

Captain Hate

Thanks for linking that, rse. The appeal of Michael "the fat in the hat" Moore might confuse people like me but we can't pretend it doesn't exist. Paul Ryan is doing a great job but, as rse points out, we're dealing with a lot of people whose education has damaged them as far as actively impairing their ability to come to logical conclusions and decipher data. I don't think a lot of Republicans have thought that through regarding ways to get their points across to an increasingly illiterate population. Not to mention having had it happen while they could've done something about it.

Melinda Romanoff

Here's a little push back on the OWS.

It's a great rant and fun to read.

Two small points, I don't think it was passed around outside because the toddlers out there ignore the actual traders and their randomly tossed creative commentaries, and that photo was taken on the trading floor.

Melinda Romanoff

rse-

The comment stream of Ron's post is great!

Thanks.

Jim Ryan

daddy,

My boys and I went for their flight lessons last Sunday, the ones they take in a Aeronca Champ. Here's a video of the plane at The Flying Circus/Bealeton Airstrip. So,we drive the hour to the tiny grass airstrip. Turns out the field is too muddy to land and anyway our instructor, a great guy named Chuck Tippett, is cleaning up the crash of the Champ in a field seven miles away. (He had lent the plane to a couple of friends who crashed it and neither occupant got injured in the muddy mishap. The wheels sank into the mud on landing and broke off, and the plane slid along in the mud until it slowly did a half summersault.) We call him and ask whether we can help and then head over there. We, along with a half-dozen farmers loosely connected with aviation, ended up picking what's left of the army-green plane out of the mud next to a grass airstrip on a farm. There wasn't anything on the plane that wasn't broken. They boys had had three hours each in this plane, which had flown in the Korean War. Now, the Champ gave the boys its last flight, as they sat in the seats inside the fuselage, broken wings sagging down, at altitude six feet atop a flatbed trailer pulled by a tractor from the middle of the muddy field to the farmer's hangar. Their instructor gave them souvenirs: the keychain from the Champ's grenade pin and the keys to the door of the plane.

I told the boys they would remember this day for the rest of their lives, but they didn't comprehend that, thinking more of ice cream. They will return for their lesson next month in a yellow Piper Cub their instructor has access to. His own Cub was crashed by another friend last year. Sometimes being one of the greatest guys for miles around means your airplanes get destroyed on loan, I guess.

Cecil Turner

Good story. Reminds me of another.

One of the first things I learned at (intermediate, jet) flight training was the differences between a prop and a jet. The instructor showed a picture of a crashed T-28 (which I'd had for primary), upright at the end of a long line of downed trees, wings finally separated, with the canopy opened normally and the straps hanging out in the sign of a casual egress. Next picture is of an A-4 crash, unrecognizable debris marking a smoking hole. The advice: you can usually ditch a prop . . . but don't try that in a jet.

Jim Ryan

Wow, Cecil, I didn't even know you were a pilot. Don't tell me you fly hang gliders, too. (Daddy and I do.)

Jim Ryan

Here's an argument that Romney would be about as bad as another Obama term. I don't buy it, because I think Romney has hooked his wagon to the conservative trend now. But it makes you go "hmm." Don't read the main post (BLECH!).

Cecil Turner

Don't tell me you fly hang gliders, too.

No. Nor do I fly in balloons, jump out of perfectly good airplanes, or ride motorcycles . . . at least not any more. All too scary with too little control over the results (and I'm getting less bulletproof as I age).

pagar

Jim Ryan, Thanks for the link. It leads back to an article from a student from Hillsdale which I believe several JOMers have attended or have family who have attended. Recommend everyone take a look.

pagar

The link to the student's article.

http://www.hillsdalecollegian.com/opinions/win-with-mitt-1.2673041#.TqwLv7L6PHg

boris

"All too scary ..."

VTOLs are kinda scary and IIRC you flew them for a while.

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