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January 25, 2012



Per Weasel Zippers (linking a WSJ article):

Senate Democratic leaders suggested Wednesday that the so-called Buffett Rule should be renamed the Romney Rule, after GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said this week that he paid less than 15% of his roughly $20 million in income in federal income taxes in 2010.

Oh, and Norah O'Donnell is a dunce.

Benjamin Franklin

Posted on last thread, but seems more at home here...

He has an excellent point. It won’t really hurt him if the payroll tax cap is removed for earned income. But how about Cap Gains? No payroll taxes there.

Include both with no cap, then Romney can whine about double-taxation.



Yeah, I remember all the MSM stories about how John Kerry paid a low tax rate, while Bush & Cheney both paid higher rates.

Er actually, no, I don't recall any stories about that.

Anyhow, yes, it's fabulous how the left absolutely ignores actual human behavior.


Obama's SOTU ratings continue to decline. Down 12% from 2011; down 21% from 2010.

Barry Dauphin

Well, Charlie, what I've said is that I want Paul Krugman to like me.


Good job on the title, TM.


I've been trying to explain how taxes work to people for decades.... they shrug and pretend it does not matter.

IMO ... if you are hoping to illuminate the issue for anyone prone to believing that tax rate manipulation such as that being promoted by the left actually are a good thing... then you are completely wasting your time.

There is a reason leftards are the way the are and it precludes any ability to apply logic in a meaningful way.


The secretary is one of the 1%! Now that is damn funny, course I like the scenes in cartoons where the cigar blows up in the guy's face too....


I'm shocked CC - some rube on Kudlow just said the approval rating for the SOTU was 90%.


And off topic I go. Here is a ".gov" site in need of some screen captures:

“Interpretation 324.2 Reacquisition of citizenship lost by marriage.”

Interpretation 324.2 (a)(3) provides:

“The repatriation provisions of these two most recent enactments also apply to a native- and natural-born citizen woman who expatriated herself by marriage to an alien…” (Emphasis added.)

Then, Interpretation 324.2(a)(7) provides:

“(7) Restoration of citizenship is prospective . Restoration to citizenship under any one of the three statutes is not regarded as having erased the period of alienage that immediately preceded it.

The words “shall be deemed to be a citizen of the United States to the same extent as though her marriage to said alien had taken place on or after September 22, 1922″, as they appeared in the 1936 and 1940 statutes, are prospective and restore the status of native-born or natural-born citizen (whichever existed prior to the loss) as of the date citizenship was reacquired.” (Emphasis added.)

And again, Interpretation 324.2(b) provides:

“The effect of naturalization under the above statutes was not to erase the previous period of alienage, but to restore the person to the status if naturalized, native, or natural-born citizen, as determined by her status prior to loss.” (Emphasis added.)


Three times in this official INS Interpretation – currently published by the Obama Administration – native-born and natural-born are given separate consideration. And in the third example – from Interpretation 324.2(b) – the INS clearly states that each delineation, “naturalized, native, or natural-born citizen“, is a separate status.



he must have been following this rocket surgeon, Jane;



Walker, people create jobs, not the government.

A couple protestors tried to yell over his opening, sounded like they were dragged out of the room.


Walker, jobs available but lack skilled workers to fill them. Jobs policy to focus on returning veterans.


Walker, new task force to cut regulations. Expand mining up north (EPA eat your hat).


Hey henry, you're listening too I take it.


Walker, solved $3.6 billion budget deficit while adding $1.2 billion to Medicare -- unlike Illinois.


Hi PD, got it on TV. Between us we may convey what he says.


Yeah, I'm on the new thread.


Keep going Henry. I'd love to watch it.

BTW a friend called today and said Gov Patrick used the exact same words about one of the school issues in his speech.

I bet Axelrod wrote both.

Benjamin Franklin


They should post a pic of you in the dictionary next to the word

Cautionary note....I remember a job interview for Sub Rosa Investigator wherein the question was asked;

"What's your strongest trait?

Answer: "Persistance"

What's your weakest?




Go to the new thread.


Another screaming idiot dragged out. Walker, I'll be a good steward of tax dollars. Wants to reform education. Hits WEAC insurance as robbing education money.

clarice feldman

When cutie pie Nora first appeared on TV she couldn't even pronounce ordinary three syllable words. She's improving.But there's only so much you can do with that raw material.



Breaking News: Obama's Attorney In Georgia Ballot Challenge Refuses To Appear At Hearing

The letter to the judge is at the link. It it mostly sour grapes.


I don't know Clarice, I think just being on MSNBC, and hanging around Matthews, is like
when Dave Bowman started pulling the memory modules out of HAL:

O'Donnell was heavily criticized by conservatives for her interview of a Sarah Palin supporter attending a book signing. While speaking with people in the line, O'Donnell pointed out the inconsistency of Jackie Seal, a Palin supporter, wearing a shirt against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which Palin supported. Several conservative hosts and bloggers, most notably Glenn Beck, criticized O'Donnell for the interview. O'Donnell wrote on Twitter that she had voted in the 2008 election; however, Jackie said she was 17 years old and therefore did not vote in the election.[9]

Benjamin Franklin

"When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law…."

Well, I would certainly be keeping my ears open for drones in the neighborhood, TK.

If downloading movies from the internet makes it possible to execute warrants in New Zealand, there should be some cause for
concern by LAWYERs pimping their services for political fools.


It gets better. From the Georgia Secretary of State:


Benjamin Franklin

If you fuckers keep ignoring me, I'll keep cutting and pasting the same shit into every thread.

Because I have persistance [sic].


Benjamin Franklin

Hardly a slapdown.....wishful thinking, tk?

The Office of Secretary of State
January 25, 2012

Michael Jablonski260 Brighton Road, NEAtlanta, Georgia [email protected]
RE: Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Hearings

Dear Mr. Jablonski:I received your letter expressing your concerns with the manner in which the Office of StateAdministrative Hearings ("OSAH") has handled the candidate challenges involving your client andadvising me that you and your client will "suspend" participation in the administrative proceeding. WhileI regret that you do not feel that the proceedings are appropriate, my referral of this matter to anadministrative law judge at OSAH was in keeping with Georgia law, and specifically O.C.G.A. § 21-2-5.As you are aware, OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.17 cited in your letter only applies to parties to a hearing. As thereferring agency, the Secretary of State's Office is not a party to the candidate challenge hearingsscheduled for tomorrow. To the extent a request to withdraw the case referral is procedurally available, Ido not believe such a request would be judicious given the hearing is set for tomorrow morning.In following the procedures set forth in the Georgia Election Code, I expect the administrative law judgeto report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of thereport, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge.Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to myreview of the initial decision; however, if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in theOSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.I certainly appreciate you contacting me about your concerns, and thank you for your attention to this matter.

Benjamin Franklin

at least the cock can spell........lol


Obama is aware of these arguments, of course

I doubt Obama is aware of anything right this second besides that Maryland leads Duke by eight and you can't get the same quality weed in DC that you could at Occy or Hawaii.


Well he hasn't filled out the brackets yet;


Actually he just had a big visible fight with Governor Brewer at the airport in AZ.

clarice feldman


Ramirez again--


As Newt said the dispute was over a passage in Brewer book, talking about how dismissive, condescending and rude Zero was. And to prove her wrong, he acts in public childish, petulant and rude. Gosh makes me think she described the encounter exactly right.

Benjamin Franklin

I'd be more than rude to the Gorgon, but i don't mean avoiding her
crazee eyes through reflective glass.


OK I understand most of the nominations, but these, are a poser;



Just love the Ramirez cartoon, Clarice!

clarice feldman

He's so brilliant. He can convey in one drawing what it takes NR 20 pp of blather to do.


Duke back on top. God in his Heaven.

Danube of Thought

"...a reasonable investor might choose to wait Obama out,"

That is the distilled essence of the whole thing. Expecting Norah O'Donnell to understand it--or even to be curious about it--is expecting a chimpanzee to undertand the aurora borealis.


Nora O'Donnell has attributes beyond a lovely face? Who new?



Cecil Turner

Love the title.

This article bears repeating:

Raising government revenue - taxes - substantially is not only bad policy, it has proven difficult and ultimately unsustainable for any length of time in the past 60 years. Since 1950, annual government revenue, as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has averaged just below 18 percent despite every attempt to jack it up or tamp it down.
But the leftards refuse to learn this lesson, and insist taxation policy is the key to government solvency . . . to avoid the unthinkable sin of failing to bring home the bacon. I'd like to think innumeracy is the problem; but there's no way an honest person with a high school or better education could fail to total the sums if he gave the issue a fair look. Hence . . .

Danube of Thought

CT, it seems to me we're wasting our breath with all of those incontrovertible facts. The Left is uncomfortable with them, and it has unprincipled liars at its disposal to say dishonest things about them.

Demagoguery has scored many an important victory over time, and I know of no reason to expect that it can't and won't do so again right here this year.

And that of your client.

At your own peril.

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