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January 17, 2012

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daddy

Okay,

So she's TM's sister. Big deal.

What really matters is whether she's a member of the JOM Girls Club.

That's what seems to be important this morning.

daddy

Plus she used a colon in her 3rd paragraph instead of a semi-colon.

Have we had a ruling on that yet?

Pedants?

matt

Greetings from the land of the Rising Sun and Geiger counters;

Isn't the Costa Concordia symbolic of the Italian economy as a whole? Run up on the rocks by a vain Capitano who then bailed out? Or is it the Euro? Anywho, there's a headline in there somewhere.

Jim Ryan

daddy, I'm going with the colon; it just seem's correct.

NK

Ex-- thanks for that transcript between the Italian Coastie and the cruise liner capt. what a clusterf#@% -- going aground to say "hello" to local family members, and killing people. The Coastie said exactly what needed to be said -- did Schettino go back aboard? I doubt it. I've got to read up on this story, it's an absolute joke that people died over this stunt.

Sue

What really matters is whether she's a member of the JOM Girls Club.

No, but you are. ::grin::

Extraneus

The question is whether she should have capitalized after the colon.

Thomas Collins

OK, daddy, in the spirit of DOT's I-5 undertaking and your link to the Milan fashion show, if the Ravens beat the Patriots, I will wear something duly embarrassing, have a cell phone picture taken, and email it to a JOMer technologically adept enough to be able to post it here. Only restriction is that it has to be something I already have or can buy at Wal-Mart's (Milan fashion show prices are beyond my capacity of Hamiltons and Franklins).

Not quite as daring as DOT in terms of what I promise to do, but more likely to happen, given the relative strength of the Ravens and Broncos.

Jack is Back!

A F-16 pilot somewhere over the South Pacific:

"Mayday, Mayday, I'm lost but making record time".

daddy,

I used to have a red blazer that I wore with a black tie - my alma mater's colors. Until I spilled some Bordeaux on it and found out it wasn't as red as I thought it was:)

daddy

TC,

If you can't make it to Milan, I think Rocco may have an old pair of polyester slacks from the 70's that might do.

Matt,

What's the opposite side of the earth from your Japan location?

Extraneus

Obama to accept nomination at N.C. stadium

The move to the Carolina Panthers' 74,000-seat stadium would replicate the 2008 convention, where Obama accepted the nomination at a packed Invesco Field in Denver.

The move, which would open the speech to the public, is designed to help mobilize voters in North Carolina, a key swing state. It could also serve as a perk to donors, who could be rewarded with skybox seats.

Imagine?

Btw, is "replicate" really the right word there? Pedants?

rse

No because it is not an exact duplication as in music or botany.

It's in the spirit of the theatrical tribute to a monumental ego a la Denver. Not a mirror image though.

Extraneus

This doesn't indicate that Carney agreed to get back to Ed Henry on the transcripts.

Carney Dodges Question About Obama's College Transcripts: "I Would Refer You To The Campaign"

rse

Axelrod?

Valerie?

What did you do with those styrofoam Greek columns?

Who picked up those garbage bags of US flags left as trash?

daddy

About time.

Somebody finally came up with a method to get kids to major in the hard sciences.

Later.

Thomas Collins

I used to have a pair of red polyester slacks, daddy. My wife claims she didn't throw them away, but I'm suspicious.

Porchlight

If Obama is so fixed for re-election why is NC a "key swing state"?

Manuel Transmission

daddy, I think there is a bug in the code on that map. It puts me NE of Australia, which implies that it just changes the sign on the longitude like it can for latitude. We should all be roughly in the Indian Ocean.

MarkO

Gingrich on taxes: flsinsvbwinslkc;kdosondf;"lkskdjlfsoi!!!!!

Manuel Transmission

OK, seems to be affected by whether you drag the map around or use the arrows. (Typical code glitch.)

Extraneus

Speaking of BofA Stadium, check out the new logo:

Benjamin Franklin

Wisconsin recall petition reaches ONE MILLYUN sigs.

Tell your story walkin' Walker..

,http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/recall18-8g3r7ui-137489833.html

Danube of Thought

Hell, guys have been wearing that stuff around West Hollywood for forty years.

MaryD

LOL, DoT

Danube of Thought

Talk about inoculation:

"Jeffrey Zients will serve as President Obama's new acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but the president's decision might undercut attacks on Republican Mitt Romney's career as a venture capitalist, because Zients and Romney are both alumni of Bain & Company."

Ignatz

--Speaking of BofA Stadium, check out the new logo:--

Looks like an ad for Souuuuuuulllllll Trainnnnnnn about thirty years ago.

Ignatz

I see Evil/Anne is back as A Casual Observation, although Causal might be more apt.

centralcal

Okay. This morning I got up late, didn't even check my email until minutes before I had to rush out the door. In it I had an email from our Ann (Good Ann, not Evil Anne). I rushed off a quick email to a few gal pals (okay, okay, the Girl Gang) to let them know that she finally, finally posted an actual photo of herself on her FB. Since many of us here use "throw away" email addresses and don't check them frequently, I wanted to let the Girl Gang know to please check their mail - hence my comments on the thread.

As nearly all of you know, she has been battling horrible old cancer for a year now and isn't always feeling up to commenting as often as she used to, but she is most definitely still hanging in there with marvelous good humor (mostly - ha ha).

After some thought, I have decided to post her lovely photo here for all her friends to see, rather than link you to her FB. After all, Ann is the Queen of Photo posting at JOM (of course, most of hers were humorous).

So not in this comment, but the one that follows, I am putting Ann's photo here for all her friends to see. She is quite gorgeous!

centralcal

This is NOT MarkO and his horse:

GOOD (and pretty) ANN!

MarkO

MJy horse and I approve. Actually, more than approve. How do I copy this . . .?

MarkO

So nervous I added a "J". Make of it what you will.

Jack is Back!

I don' t know but there is something about a blonde in jodpurs, a saddled horse and a cute dog. And it sure isn't income inequality, the proper use of apostrophes or nav coords.

Extraneus

Riding boots, too? Whew!

Extraneus

MarkO: Right click...Save.

Melinda Romanoff

Two blondes and a redhead, what's not to love?

Threadkiller

Very beautiful. Thanks for the pic, ccal.

After much googling, proper etiquette suggests MarkO posts his picture.

;-)

centralcal

Oh, TK, you can find MarkO and his horse every now and then in the comments at Althouse.

He is a real cutie, too!

Threadkiller

Not for me, silly.

sbw

"I am over the Indian Ocean SE of Austrailia"

I don't think so. I'm swimming in the Indian Ocean 500 miles SW of Australia. Isn't the Pacific SE of Australia?

narciso

That doesn't seem quite right, sbw

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/pacific/

Stephanie

Ell if I know - I'm dyslexic. It's to the left of Australia so ooops. No wonder I get lost on trips even with GPS. ;)

PDinDetroit

Looks like NYC has found a new way to violate 4th Amendment Rights. LUN.

narciso

Meanwhile, some seem stuck on Barsoom;


http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/17/matthews-invokes-pro-kkk-film-to-describe-perrys-states-rights-advocacy/

sbw

CCal, do you know VDH? Isn't he in your neck of the woods?

centralcal

Not for me, silly.

Now, TK, how do know I wasn't talking about the horse? Jumping to conclusions, are we? ha ha!

Ignatz

--CCal, do you know VDH? Isn't he in your neck of the woods?--

She's only a raisins [cripes, was I supposed to use an apostrophe in raisins?] throw from VDH.
I had a couple of pleasant emails back and forth with him a couple of years ago when my wife and I still had some timberland east of his family's place in the Sierra's and we were comparing notes on whether timber or grapes faced a more uncertain future in CA, but I can't say I know the guy.

centralcal

No and Yes, SBW. I have never met him. He is a frequent interviewee on our local talk radio (KMJ580) and he does have a farm just down the highway a piece, as the saying goes.

I am a transplant to the Fresno area (been here about 16 years). Back when I was socially and community and politically active, I lived another 70 miles to the west. Otherwise, our paths might have crossed - only because conservative circles in the Valley do often intersect at events.

Guess I might have to take a cruise with Jane and Caro if I want to meet VDH. lol.

sbw

I just showed my wife, the literacy coach, VDH's column. Nice piece. Had she known he was from there she would have invited him out for BBD ribs on their one night out. :-)

sbw

BBQ

daddy

Man,

That Cruise boat accident is just awful.

That's the worst job of steering by an Italian Skipper since Tony Francona steered the BoSox to a disastrous 7-20 shipwreck in the last month of the 2011 Season.

Danube of Thought

Terry Francona.

Danube of Thought

Ann, you are simply lovely.

rse

sbw-

I also enjoyed vdh's piece. What I have turned up in that particular area will break your wife's heart. And likely the current monopoly on who may teach because of the level of abuse involved.

It's not just the wired generation though who we need to convince. A fluent ability to decipher print is under systematic assault. If I read one more well paid (our money) consultant spouting that digital and media literacy are just as important or that pictures are a satisfactory substitute, it will take a U-Haul of shrinkwrapped postits for me to vent my rage.

centralcal

Oh, she will be "over the moon," at that comment coming from you, Danube.

Caro

Henry, last week they did a test run of the Verify software. Scans of petition sigs came up and I typed in the boxes. Ten lines to a page. I did about 40 names. Have not heard back how it was working, but the good guys seem ready. They do not really have an opponent for Walker. Hope they spend millions of $$$ and then he wins reelection.

sbw

rse, darkest before the dawn... or before they screw the top down.

centralcal

Today, busy, busy, as I was at work, I still had to make a bottled water run to the local supermarket - because we were running low.

While there, shopping for the office, I also need to pick up some dry vermouth - which I use liberally to deglaze chicken or pork dishes roasted in the oven. Well, what to my wondering eyes did appear in the very section where the vermouth is shelved, but Titos (or is it Tito's or Titoes) Vodka. So, Manhattan gal that I am, I do love a vodka martini almost as much, so I bought it.

Who knew? Never heard of Titos till JOM. And, finding it in the supermarket? Woo Hoo! Tomorrow is my no alcohol night. So, Thursday, watch out JOM threads, I may be completely outta control, 'cause I'm having a Martini. (Luckily, I don't have any stairs to navigate like Jane. ::grin::)

Jane

Did you get snow Caro?

Not looking for sympathy but I spent about 50 minutes tonite choking on my first bite of dinner. I could breathe, but barely and was aspirating flem. I tried a cracker and could not get the chicken down. Can anyone tell me what I should have done?

Sorry if this is too gross of a question.

PD

Millionaires Back Buffett Tax If They’re Exempt

Millionaires support Warren Buffett’s view that the wealthiest should pay more in taxes, as long as it’s other rich Americans, according to a survey released today.
DrJ

Guess I might have to take a cruise with Jane and Caro if I want to meet VDH.

Funny how that works. I see most of my SF Bay area colleagues in Washington DC. We never seem to make it work here.

rse

cc-

I use vermouth as the good shelf life substitute for white wine in cooking too for those sorts of purposes. I think that's what America's Test Kitchen recommends.

Luckily for us sbw there has been much talking in the dark. And the sorts of people willing to implement no matter what tend to be hamhanded.

"Mom. Why does the new principal walk around like a robot?"

Captain Hate

At least Francona didn't bail on the team unlike Guido Costanza.

Melinda Romanoff

rse-

I actually prefer vermouth, over white wine, for most cooking applications.

Especially if capers are involved. They always play better together, except a swiss white.

Captain Hate

Pretty good line on "Raising Hope"

"Do you remember that tv show with the tough guy with silver hair?"

"Maude?"

Janet

The question isn't too gross, Jane...but I've got no idea what is the right thing to do.

How great is that picture of Ann! What a wonderful bunch here at JOM.

Riding boots, too? Whew!

Not to be a pendant, but I believe there should be two spaces between ? & Whew.

narciso

The new season of Justified is on,

Captain Hate

Btw any of you rock fans heard of Anna Calvi?

centralcal

Janet - OMG - the spaces after punctuation, I usually get right! The other stuff all depends on whether I am having cocktails, or not! snort. (Okay, okay, even with only coffee, I still screw up! Pedants.)

Threadkiller

The chicken was trapped in the pharynx or larynx and the cracker went right on by when you swallowed. Slowly take a deep, full breath. Stay calm and expel the air as fast and as forcefully as you can.

Caro

Jane

For future reference

http://www.essortment.com/perform-heimlich-maneuver-yourself-35734.html

Jane

OWS threw smoke bombs at the WH which is on lockdown. Wh insider predicted this stuff would start to raise the sympathy votr.

Melinda Romanoff

narciso-

That is one twisted piece of video excellence.

Threadkiller

"Partial airway blockage is not cause for the Heimlich maneuver. If you can breathe at all, speak at all, or cough, you are not a candidate for the Heimlich maneuver. Coughing is a far more effective way of removing partial blockage of the trachea, and it will clear successfully virtually all such blockages. If one cannot cough because one cannot draw air, then the Heimlich maneuver may be necessary."

centralcal

Jane - so glad you overcame the chicken clog! I am with Janet - no clue what to do, but Caro to the rescue!

As to the WH and OWS and smokebombs. Hey, they were just celebrating Her Excellency Michelle Obama's 48th birthday, I am sure.

Melinda Romanoff

And here's how they do fraud on a National level.

Read 'em and weep.

Here's where the local Tea Parties can throw 'em a loop.

Don't report to this foreign based link.

Seems to me this the last ditch effort to seal it all up.

Clarice

Jane, I hope you are better. Apparently as we age we have to be more mindful about chewing our food and taking small bites. I have had to foreswear tuna salad because I have such a frequent problem with swallowing it.It is a scary thing to have food stuck in your throat

If the problem is a cold, drink lots of hot liquid, spray with saline solution frequently and sleep.

Danube of Thought

Concerning Vermouth, I could not, if blindfolded, distinguish between a Martini made with Martini & Rossi, and one made with Noilly Pratt. Visually, however, the difference is striking. The NP gives the drink a sort of a smoky look, which (my opinion) is more alluring.

Please note that the Martini & Rossi brand did not come along until after the drink had been developed, and played no part in how it got its name.

Threadkiller

"Chicken clog"

♪ Call Roto-Rooster, that's the name
and away go troubles down the drain ♪

♪ Roto-Rooster, Roto-Rooster ♪

Jane

Thanks guys. The scariest part was not knowing if I needed to get help - since it took so long. I can tell you I am completely exhausted as a result. TK I was almost afraid to breathe deeply in case it would get worse. Scary stuff.

Danube of Thought

"I may be completely outta control, 'cause I'm having a Martini."

Then be on guard: that is when I have been known to strike most frequently. (Success rate must remain a secret.)

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

If you can partially, or can't breathe, the body naturally "overlubricates" the windpipe/throat during blockage. That's the phlegm you were tossing out, and why the Heimlich works so well.

Staying calm and knowing the tools for a self-directed Heimlich are a nice tool set.

Captain Hate

Smoke bombs? At least they weren't as dumb as Ayers' idiot comrades who splodeyed themselves straight to Hell. This is nothing but street theater to help the JEF who said they're the reason he's in politics.

centralcal

It is odd how brand names can differ when the product itself does. I like M & R dry vermouth, detest their sweet vermouth.

Rocco

CC...pretty is an understatement, more like Stunning!

Jane...Abdominal Thrust maneuver for persons alone

- Put your fist, thumb-side in, midline of your or your casualty’s midline of the abdomen just above the hips.
- Hold the fist with our other hand and pull inward/upward forcefully.
- Give abdominal thrusts until you can cough forcefully, breathe or speak/
- Alternatively, locate a good solid chair with a medium height back. Stand over the chair and let your weight drop on the chair back as it compresses your abdomen.


centralcal

ha ha ha ha, DoT. I would say your "success rate" is exemplary. Not seeing your favorite "fan" (squinting my eyes) around much tonight.

Threadkiller

I am glad you are ok Jane. I can't help myself.

Believe me, it is very difficult for your lungs to create enough vacuum to pull that piece any further down, especially if air has a pathway around the lodged piece.

It is scary.

centralcal

Jane: or just call Rocco!

Rocco

Again I should have refreshed, didn't see Caro's's link.

Melinda Romanoff

Nouilly-Pratt, DoT, is my preferred vermouth-at-hand.

When deglazing butter sauteed anything, with capers, the flavor just pops, especially Sole Grenobloise. Mmmmmm.

Rocco

If I put my arms around Jane, I might not ever let go.

Melinda Romanoff

Ghhaaaa. Can't spell for beans.

Noilly-Pratt.

Stephanie

Sarah was on Hannity and just said that if she were in SC, she would vote for Newt "to keep it going".

daddy

I don't know why you guys are all so gaga over Ann.

I took it as a given that all our JOM gals were absolutely smoking beautiful, as well as being brilliant, fun and funny.

Am I not correct?

narciso

Bev Harris, really, there isn't enough tinfoil on god's green earth for that crazy
(pick any of Captain's favorite descriptives)
she is tied with Brad Friedman, and Brett Kimberlin, in the crazy Kos/DU universe,

Jane

I knew I spelled phlegm wrong. I swear I lost a gallon.

Clarice

It's really frightening thing, Jane. I know.

daddy

So sorry Jane. I hate posting stupid stuff and then catching up and seeing something serious was going on. So glad you're okay.

And Ann, you really are gorgeous. Wow!

Melinda Romanoff

Thanks, daddy!

Jane

Awwww Rocco.

No longer serious Daddy. I should have tried to ask here while it was happening but I was a little busy.

Jim Miller

Jane - Glad you came through that all right.

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