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June 22, 2012

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Sara

This one's for Ann:

First lady face-off: Who wore it best? Michelle vs. Ann [PHOTOS]

Adjoran

This is the campaign that bragged last year they would raise $1 billion or more for the election.

First Obama had to reverse his position on Super-PACs, but his never really took off.

Then his burn rate was so high that he could barely keep up even though he held more fundraisers in his first 3 1/2 years than his five predecessors combined - yet by the end of March was behind Bush's 2004 money pace on far fewer events.

Then he had to reverse his gay marriage stance - although not in any policy change - to boost gay donations.

Then he had to start auctioning off dinners to raise money and build his donor list. Dinners valued at $4800 and fully taxable to the "winner."

Then he had to announce he was making the unilateral change in law he described as unconstitutional less than two years ago to shore up Hispanic support.

His campaign has been owned on Twitter and by Romney so far. This isn't looking like the juggernaut that was advertised. And if Obama can't run a campaign, just what is it he CAN do?

Bob

The "creative class" ninnies at the Obama campaign stole the miserable subliminal guilt stimuli from the marketing geniuses at PBS, save the starving children, and every cat must be saved. Suggesting that you are a spoiled, useless, consumer of excess while little minority children do not have good programing in Farsi and the kittens have no toys. Same technique but with a different suffering emotional blackmailer client. The well is running dry and they are putting the squeeze on. Hysteria has taken over.

Captain Hate

Troo 'dat Bob. This has all the appeal of a college radio beg-a-thon that a bunch of dimwit stoners designed over a dorm bull session; set up to generate a few "pledges" which have, at best, a 25% rate of being honored. And without even a trinket "premium". They don't generate squat but everybody is conscripted to do it in the old folks home in the kollidge because people believe in some jerkoff concept of the cause of college radio.

GMax

I knew that poster was a fake when it did not include the Spanglish:

Aceptamos Food Stamps

but went with the straight English instead. No way. That is not kosher. But it IS beyond desperate and flailing...

Ignatz

--Shhh! People will talk! :)--

Should probably take this to the Faster and Furioser thread. :)

BTW doc, just to show how slow I can be I had to read that 'Ig Nobel' gag about ten times to get the pun. :(

Ignatz

--I saw the 'Obama Event Registry' ad on another site today. I believe the 'food stamps' verbiage is fake.--

I believe our own Rocco added the food stamps wheeze, Beasts.
The URL of the image is to his photobucket account I believe.

rse

This is not a good sign. Look at this OSHA targeting of an Illinois gun range.

http://www.volokh.com/2012/06/23/osha-targets-shooting-range/

Suggestion to only fire small caliber firearms.

Perhaps BB guns instead?

peter

Minus twenty-two two days in a row at the Ras. The fall off the cliff has begun to be noticeable. Just like those cartoon characters that don't actually start to fall until they look down. Meep Meep.

Neo

Congressional legislation has been introduced to name the bureau's D.C. headquarters the "Eliot Ness ATF Building’’ after the agent whose battles with bootleggers and mobsters in Prohibition-era Chicago inspired the book, movie and TV series "The Untouchables.’’

The naming really had nothing to do with the Fast and Furious operation, which has become the subject of a congressional investigation. It's included in a broader bill, introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate committee that oversees federal buildings.

Why in the world would Eliot Ness, an FBI agent, want his name on an ATF building ?

Note the LATimes off-handed line ..."The naming really had nothing to do with the Fast and Furious operation"

Danube of Thought

Minus 22 at Raz today.

Trails Romney by 5.

peter

Jack Cashill has another article at American Thinker today about the Maraniss biography of JEF.

Maraniss can go join Beschloss in the beclowned historian's circle.

At the LUN, has "to Beschloss" become a word yet?

GMax

Firedoglake (yes THAT liberal looney bin) explains the lose lose proposition this is Obamacare to the depressed faithful. I am giggling as I write this:

With the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act only days away, I have tried to play out all the potential ways the Court could rule and what they would mean on a purely political level this election. As best as I can tell, any Court decision is likely to be either a political wash for Democrats or a net loser. It is hard to make a case that any of the three most likely outcomes would really help Democrats or Obama this November….

While I don’t see how the Court deciding to leave the law in place would rally the Democratic base, there is a very good chance it could rally the Republican base. 2010 showed that Obamacare didn’t rally Democrats, but the desire to repeal it was able to energize Republicans. If the court upholds the law, Republicans’ only chance of getting rid of it will be to elect Mitt Romney, so the Romney campaign should be able to use it to build enthusiasm for his campaign….

The Court striking down the whole law would be devastating for President Obama and declared a huge loss for him by the media. Republicans would have bragging rights and “proof” that Obama overreached….

Even a limited ruling against the law would be a validation for Republicans and “proof” that Obama overreached. The validation of the Republican argument against the health care law might make the law even less popular and get the GOP base enthusiastic to finish the entire job of repealing it by electing Romney.

Porchlight

Wahoo, what a pretty Ras number.

Next week should be very interesting.

narciso

The most distressing thing about Maraniss is how he pretends that 'Breaking' is not the musings of a deranged mind;

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/did_maraniss_commit_fraud_to_protect_obama.html

dublindave

Looking forward to 4 more years of Obama working alongside a beaten and humiliated Republican party.By then the economy will have fully recovered just in time for Hillary Clinton to take the Presidency for another 8.


H I L L A R Y 2 0 1 6

(ssssh,it's really Bill)

MarkO

Interesting: Fast and Furious and OCDETF

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/303808

Ignatz

Hallucinations and delusions are regular symptoms of the DTs I believe.

narciso

speaking of delusional thinking, although this
was as thoroughly as Abe's Vampires


http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/06/22/critics-hammer-aaron-sorkins-newsroom-so-naive-its-cynical/

Ignatz

Excellent point at AmThink about Barry's DREAM end run and illegals in general that is seldom made.
What does it do to Mexico if for decades its most motivated people leave?
It's in the Mexican government's short term interests for them to go to America and ship much of their earnings home but in the long run it's a vast drain of the very people (and their offspring) Mexico needs to prosper.

Ignatz

Here is the Dems putative nominee for 2016;

Neo

I'm feeling generous today, so how about "The Barack Obama ATF building" or the "The Eric Holder ATF building" .. yeah, that's the ticket

dublindave

Bill Clinton's de facto Presidency in 2016 means we'll have to get alot of Pretty girls lined up for jobs in the Whitehouse,along with an inexhaustable supply of warm oils,bathrobes and cigars.

Ahhhhh,the 90's,how I miss them.

MarkO

Steyn:

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/303776

Porchlight

If the court upholds the law, Republicans’ only chance of getting rid of it will be to elect Mitt Romney

Correction - that should read "Americans' only chance of getting rid of it will be to elect Mitt Romney." The law is unpopular with the majority of Americans, even if folks at Firedoglake can't figure that out.

Danube of Thought

FireDogLake, I'd like you to meet DuDa. Duda, FireDogLake. Now, I'll just leave you two alone to chat for awhile.

Danube of Thought

Everything in life is politics--especially union politics--for poor Ed Schultz. It must be ghastly to live in that world when things are going so horribly for your side.

dublindave

If Slick does take the Presidency in 2016 there'll be no need to decorate the Oval office because,as it's been suggested by many people in the know,Bill does that all on his own.


Ooooh-careful where you sit.

Ignatz

Is there any doubt remaining that our pet leprechaun is a Romney stooge?
Who could write material better suited to alienate potential Dem voters?
Dude you need to be a little more subtle, they're gonna catch on.

matt

"I went to Obama's $35,000/plate Wintour hosted fundraiser and all I got was this lousy Donna Karan designed limited edition Made in China T Shirt"

dublindave


Who could write material better suited to alienate potential Dem voters?


If you're turned off by a man spreading his seed over a variety of pretty girls perhaps you need to buy early tickets for 'Magic Mike'.

Tell you wife you're going to a poker game.

Ignatz

If you're not turned off by an old man taking advantage of vapid interns and after raping a woman telling her to 'put some ice on it' you just might be a redneck, but much more likely you're just the typical creepy, Democrat, misogynistic hypocrite.

dublindave

If you're not turned off by an old man taking advantage of vapid interns and after raping a woman telling her to 'put some ice on it' you just might be a redneck, but much more likely you're just the typical creepy, Democrat, misogynistic hypocrite.


Ouch!

GMax

When you are so delusional that not even FriedDungLake can get through to you, there really is not much reason to do anything other than point and giggle at the Double Douchebag...

GMax

Dr. Krauthammer explains the epic fail of AG Holder in a manner even a douchebag could understand:

...one thing you can say is how much, apart from the politics and constitutional issue, how much of a failure Holder is. The one job of a cabinet secretary is to protect the president. If anything he [Holder] has dragooned the president into an affair from which he was insulated. There are no charges he [Obama] himself was involved in the operation, but because he is the one that has to issue the executive order for executive privilege, he is now — his name is on this. Considering all the other stuff Holder has bungled — the KSM trial in New York, the reading of the Miranda rights to the Christmas bomber, all of this stuff, if I were the president I’d be highly unhappy with my attorney general.

Danube of Thought

Everything you get from DuDa makes perfect sense once you realize that he is drunk by nine o'clock every morning.

pagar

IMO, there is very little that turns off leftists.
Dan Collins makes good points. Leftists claim to be upset that Sandusky got to carry on his crimes for years while being outraged that decent Americans are trying to stop Holder from his crimes.

Dan Collins has got it right, IMO.

"It seems ridiculous to me that people who would find a Dahmeresque ending to Sandusky's life in prison somehow think that what he did is worse than supplying weapons to murderous Mexican drug cartels with no attempt at interdiction, thereby aiding the termination of at least 300 Mexicans' lives, in addition to those of Americans Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata."

http://www.conservativecommune.com/2012/06/jerry-sandusky-eric-holder/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Rick Ballard

It makes sense if you understand he matriculated at Pitzer College in the fall of '02 and will be beginning his senior years in September. Dr. Dumbshit couldn't ask for a better acolyte - mostly because even Pitzer students laugh and point when he wanders through the campus clutching his feather.

narciso

In the dissapointing category, is this piece in the Journal, he's been holding out hope, but denial seems more like his speed;

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304765304577482690379062050.html

Clarice

MOTUS says this came too late to cover ValJar's daughter's wedding. Pity.http://www.michellesmirror.com/2012/06/most-arrogant-man-in-world-invites.html

Extraneus

Good article by Cashill. I like the ending best:

After catching the word switch in the Sundial excerpt, I now have to question whether it was the young Obama who added the umlaut. I suppose the Sundial edit, like the umlaut, might have been made by an editing program and overlooked by Maraniss, but the duty to explain is now his. Otherwise, he stands accused of fraud.
Apparently Cashill suspects it was Maraniss who wrote more of the following (from the letter to McNear) than Obama did, so it's only fair to call him out:
But I will hazard these statements -- [T. S.] Eliot contains the same ecstatic vision which runs from Münzer to Yeats.

Facing what he perceives as a choice between ecstatic chaos and lifeless mechanistic order, he accedes to maintaining a separation of asexual purity and brutal sexual reality.

Counter him with Yeats or Pound, who, arising from the same milieu, opted to support Hitler and Mussolini.

These two could have the best rumble ever seen on CSPAN.

dublindave

...one thing you can say is how much, apart from the politics and constitutional issue, how much of a failure Holder is. The one job of a cabinet secretary is to protect the president. If anything he [Holder] has dragooned the president into an affair from which he was insulated. There are no charges he [Obama] himself was involved in the operation, but because he is the one that has to issue the executive order for executive privilege, he is now — his name is on this. Considering all the other stuff Holder has bungled — the KSM trial in New York, the reading of the Miranda rights to the Christmas bomber, all of this stuff, if I were the president I’d be highly unhappy with my attorney general.


The Republican Congress holding anyone in contempt is a nice change from the entire country holding them in Contempt.

They're fucktards.

You just placed the President of the United states(who has pretty decent approval numbers)in a highly publicized Conflict with the most hated Congress in the history of this country, five months before a Presidential election

Thank you!

narciso

And the mutant star goat report for the week;

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/22/2864586/rising-seas-mean-shrinking-south.html

narciso

Even a bottom dwelling nazgul like Taibbi, is occasionally useful, he points out the GE bid rigging scheme, that involved persons connected with former Philly mayor John Street
and onetime Commerce Dept nominee Bill Richardson, the previous 'white hispanic'

GMax

Another one? Whoa I am detecting a trend here, help us out Double Dumb what does this mean? Here:

Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) will skip the Democratic National Convention, making him the latest in a string of conservative Democrats to take a pass on the party confab.

All have stated pressing business back in the district and that is not completely false. Every single one is facing a challenge for their seat. Some challenges (Matheson and Manchin) are closer than others (Owens and Hochul), but the challenges are tighter than they would have normally been just because of the down economy. Couple that with the party association that they share with a President who is growing increasingly UNpopular with voters and you can see why the delegates that also have to face the voters themselves are taking a step or 5 away from the top of the ticket.

So what prompted this? A family emergency? The upcoming marriage of a family member? Apparently not.

“I’ll be spending my time this summer and fall doing my job in Congress and visiting with and listening to people in Utah,” Matheson told The Daily. “I won’t be traveling to North Carolina.”

A dreaded case of cooties? Radioactive readings, or a desire for self preservation by staying as far away as possible from prog politicians? HMMMM

dublindave

Another one? Whoa I am detecting a trend here, help us out Double Dumb what does this mean? Here:


Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) will skip the Democratic National Convention, making him the latest in a string of conservative Democrats to take a pass on the party confab.


Probably means the same as when he skipped the Democratic Conventions in 2000 and 2004.

narciso

The problem with this, gmax, is we want them closer to Obama, Manchin betrayed his state,
as has Hochul, temporary self preservation
will not stop from making the same mistake again.

narciso

there's still a problem with this story, if one looks at the map;


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18562210

narciso

We were wondering who came up with such a lame strategy, in the LUN, a suggestion

narciso

His firm chipped in half a mill to the Obama Pac;

Captain Hate

I'd trust Manchin about as much as I'd trust Sandusky at Boys Town.

Ignatz

--I'd trust Manchin about as much as I'd trust Sandusky at Boys Town.

Posted by: Captain Hate | June 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM --

Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien would have cut off his tallywacker and fed it to the pigs.

narciso

The same should be said of Matheson;


http://colonialserf.blogspot.com/2012/05/news-cost-of-obamacare-house-dems.html

narciso

The fact that he may be 'gored' isn't altered
by the fact that he brought the spear'


http://nacilbupera.blogspot.com/2010/09/untold-story-of-mathesons-vote-for.html

narciso

But, as the saying goes, he negotiated a fair price,


http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/17/gov-sarah-palin-on-pelosi-districts-obamacare-waivers-seriously-this-is-corrupt/

Danube of Thought

"You just placed the President of the United States (who has pretty decent approval numbers)..."

-DuDa at Happy Hour

"Currently, 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22."

--Rasmussen Reports

Captain Hate

Another brilliant Ailes hire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi-hIC7pvX8&feature=player_embedded

narciso

Interesting how honest they are in some quarters;


http://hammonda.net/?p=864

narciso

Yes, there's sort of a slim expectation, that you won't be shot with the weapons your own side provided, crazy notion,

Captain Hate

Nestling report: Father Cardinal is quite the protective parent around the nest. When I went out to get the mail he was hopping around the trees eying me. I'd like to provide him and the Mrs with some sunflower seeds but I don't want to give any of the neighborhood felines a heads up about the nestlings' existence. I would expect them to leave the nest shortly because they don't seem to take very long until flight is attained. It seems like there are two of them.

Ignatz

Is this new or did I just miss it when it happened?
Sanford Police chief Bill Lee sacked by the city commissioner.

GMax

James Locklove sometimes considered the godfather of global warming, has left the reservation. Here:

(1) A long-time supporter of nuclear power as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, which has made him unpopular with environmentalists, Lovelock has now come out in favour of natural gas fracking (which environmentalists also oppose), as a low-polluting alternative to coal.

As Lovelock observes, “Gas is almost a give-away in the U.S. at the moment. They’ve gone for fracking in a big way. This is what makes me very cross with the greens for trying to knock it … Let’s be pragmatic and sensible and get Britain to switch everything to methane. We should be going mad on it.” (Kandeh Yumkella, co-head of a major United Nations program on sustainable energy, made similar arguments last week at a UN environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro, advocating the development of conventional and unconventional natural gas resources as a way to reduce deforestation and save millions of lives in the Third World.)

(2) Lovelock blasted greens for treating global warming like a religion.

“It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion,” Lovelock observed. “I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use … The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air.”

(3) Lovelock mocks the idea modern economies can be powered by wind turbines.

As he puts it, “so-called ‘sustainable development’ … is meaningless drivel … We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can’t stand windmills at any price.”

(4) Finally, about claims “the science is settled” on global warming: “One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don’t know it.”

Stephanie

If true, this story is just disgusting...

This is a horrible case of entrapment and what’s worse is that they are accusing the family of doing what the feds did in Operation Fast and Furious and NO ONE IS BEING PROSECUTED in that case!

We need to pray that the Reese family is exonerated and that the feds are forced to replace all of their possessions, guns, ammunition, house, cars, bank accounts, coin collection and pay for wrongful imprisonment. If anyone belongs in jail for gun walking, it’s Eric Holder, not the Reese family.


LUN

Ignatz

--I'd like to provide him and the Mrs with some sunflower seeds but I don't want to give any of the neighborhood felines a heads up about the nestlings' existence.--

Put them some distance from the nest. They'll find them as they scour the neighborhood looking for food for the twerps.

-When I went out to get the mail he was hopping around the trees eying me.--

I looked out the window a month or so ago to see some poor grey squirrel minding his own business being relentlessly dive bombed by one of the Stellar's jays with the nest by our front door. Mr. squirrel was about 30 or 40 feet from the nest and had not the slightest notion it was there but that didn't stop the jay from making his life miserable.

rse

Well I started the morning wanting to thoroughly nail down the links among accreditation, this DoED, UNESCO, gutting higher ed's understood function throughout history, and my K-12.

I understood it was there but I wanted proof all the way through.

Which I now have safely downloaded.

No wonder they are so cocky. Arne's given them the right to decide who gets to participate in the federal student loan program as their enforcement mechanism.

So now it was time to come chat. My brain feels practically frothy at this point.

Ignatz

Stephanie,
If the facts are as that story presents them and that family is exonerated as they should be, they've got a pretty decent claim for malicious prosecution.

Ignatz

--Arne's given them the right to decide who gets to participate in the federal student loan program as their enforcement mechanism.--

rse,
Who is "them"?

Captain Hate

Iggy, I've seen bluejays strafe squirrels running across a telephone line before. I've also seen a cardinal male unload on a bluejay previously that I'm sure had designs on robbing a nest somewhere out of sight. The jays are pretty good at ganging up on hawks, redtails and a smaller breed (maybe a Cooper), that have ventured into their area, and driving them away.

Stephanie

Yep. I don't know much about it other than someone in my FB newsfeed was posting on it.

Ignatz

--The jays are pretty good at ganging up on hawks, redtails and a smaller breed (maybe a Cooper)--

Yeah, CH, Cooper's hawks are murder on all those songbird sized critters.
They're also murder on anyone who gets anywhere near their nest.
I was marking trees one time and heard a loud whoosh and a sharp click right over my head. I looked around for a second and didn't see anything and then looked straight up and the Cooper's hawk was diving vertically right at my noggin again and just missed me, snapping it's beak as it went by.
If I'd hung around I have no doubt it would have ended up in my hair. :)

rse

Ignatz-the regional accreditors who are actually almost all subsidiaries of one entity called, AdvancED.

That's not very well known. I just read a March letter where each entity signed separately to keep it from being so apparent one entity has that kind of power over so many people. With no real monitoring mechanism.

Rick Ballard

RSE,

Gallup documents the fact Arne has done for education what Obama has done for the Democrat party.

Ignatz

Thanks, rse.
You spend countless hours in something I couldn't spend one in.
You're racking up points somewhere.

Jack is Back!

We have had a wren use the garage, in an area above Mrs. JiB's workbench, to build a nest and lay 4 eggs. Took about 2 weeks to get the little guys to fly. Mrs. JiB would find them all over the place walking around and have to pick them up and put them back in their nest.

We also have a red-shouldered hawk who uses our roof as his lookout. Every once in a while he will swoop down on to the golf course and find him a nice little rodent for the evening meal. He also thinks he is an Osprey and will take off for the ocean and come back with fish in his talons. Saw him once with a small cottonmouth in his talons and it was trying like hell to wiggle away but to no avail.

Spain is up 1-0 on France. Loser gets no bail-out.

daddy

Good Morning!

OT Dog Update.

Bella, the sweet yellow lab with the porcupine quill in her tongue is Okay! Vet sedated her and removed the quill and then emptied her stomach and it looks like she is clean and healthy. Yay!

BTW, Recently I was given a new cellphone. I used it 2 days back to take some short videos of myself and the dogs climbing a local peak so that I could show it to my daughters and encourage them to come along. They decided to post some of them so I could e-mail it to relatives. It is not top quality, but if that doesn't bother you guys, here are 3 short videos where you get to see the dogs and me trying to figure out how to use a cellphone camera:

1) Daddy at Little O'Malley

2) Daddy at the "Ballpark" Bowl

3) Daddy Overlooking the WilliWaw Lakes

pagar

If you have not read Stephanie's Link at 02:13 I beg of you please read it.

The fact that Eric Holder is running around free and the Reese family is in jail and has lost every thing ought to terrify every decent American.

There is a defense fund set up. You can find it in this link.

http://alaskapride.blogspot.com/2012/06/similarities-between-schaeffer-cox.html

pagar

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/22/donations-for-bullied-new-york-bus-monitor-approach-450000/?test=latestnews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

If the bullied NY bus monitor can get the amount shown in the above link, we ought to be able to raise trillions to defend the Reese family against the US government.

Ignatz

--The fact that Eric Holder is running around free and the Reese family is in jail and has lost every thing ought to terrify every decent American.--

The Reese's aren't the first, pagar.
ATF has a long sordid history of abusing the 'strawman purchase' regs to entrap people.
This seems a particularly egregious one though.

Frau geb. Schlauberger

"...if I were the president I’d be highly unhappy with my attorney general."

Dr.K, were he *this* president, would be happy to have the man who dragged Janet Reno over the finish line. Holder will do "whatever it takes."(trademark Markos Moulitsas)

hit and run

Daddy:
It is not top quality, but if that doesn't bother you guys, here are 3 short videos where you get to see the dogs and me trying to figure out how to use a cellphone camera

Holy crap those are freakin' awesome.

You handle the camera with the poise and confidence of a seasoned athlete.

Pops

So the President called Sandra Fluke...but how about a phone call to Brian Terry' Mom?

Being called a slut by a radio personality deserves recognition and sympathy.

Gunned down by weapons your Justice Department put into the hands of drug gangs and you get squat.

Pops

Remember the big prosecution of the home grown terrorists Hutaree group??

No, probably not, because a judge threw out 90% of the charges and let most of them walk because the Justice department had no real evidence of anything.

narciso

The family, did admit to Hannity, that Obama eventually called them, but apparently there
was no letter, as Politico suggested.

Pops

And why has Boehner and the House been so silent on this. There should be subpeonas flying eveywhere:

the administration approved Obamacare waivers for 38 luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants, hip nightclubs, day spas and four-star hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district.

narciso

Rangel, and Waters, well you know the drill,
also the document in the link is murky as hell;

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/republican-rep-vern-buchanan-facing-ethics-irs-fbi-investigations/

Pops

He called them as President to a slain officer, not as the person who's adminstration was directly responsible for him being killed. big difference.

Its like calling the family of a soldier who died in battle, and calling the family of a soldier who you killed by executing a bad airstrike.

narciso

Well yes, Pops, they showed the most minimal regard, as opposed to say W, and the Sheehan family.


ttp://www.redstate.com/vladimir/2012/06/23/gaslands-josh-fox-cant-be-bothered-with-facts/

hit and run

"Alllll right...here we are.....oop, sorry, wrong place. Heh. There's the WilliWaws way down low. See the lakes over there. Let's peek around the corner there. You got this big one here still iced in...beautiful colors. Just beautiful. Pretty stark. Who's that next to me? That you Fry Fry? Fry! [chuckle] Beautiful."
--stuff Daddy said (on video)

Gaia gonna gitcha gitcha gitcha.

Yah, GMAX @ 2:09. I wrote a couplet for this interview. Lovelock's over 92.

Over the Hill and Around the Bend
Hear Grandfather's sterling clink.
=============

Extraneus

Nice to finally see the famous dogs, not to mention the mountain man cameo. Looking forward to the bears and moose.

Captain Hate

Compare and contrast http://spectator.org/blog/2012/06/22/the-media-the-terrys-and-cindy

narciso

Yes, that's the situation I was referring to Captain,

Sara

Now it is CBS producers jumping off the bandwagon:

Greg Kandra, a former CBS writer and producer for 26 years, is done excusing the liberal bias in the profession he worked in for a quarter of a century.

He brings up the inexcusable edit of the Zimmerman 911 call and the most recent Andrea Mitchell edit of the Romney video:

I’m tired. Truly. I’ve grown weary of trying to defend the indefensible and explain the inexplicable. For years, people have stomped their feet and pounded their fists and snorted “Liberal media bias!” and I’ve always tut-tutted and shooshed them and said, “No, no. Calm down. They meant well. It was just a misunderstanding. A mistake. These things happen.” I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made. I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions.

But now?

Forget it. I’m done. You deserve what they’re saying about you. It’s earned. You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you. You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more. You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.

Sara

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Follow the Ideology

Stephanie

This cracked me up


Lizzie Warren took an axe,
gave her family forty whacks….
When she saw what she had done,
Gave her party forty-one.

h/t BBH at PW

daddy

Jane,

Nice to hear Dick give you Kudo's for putting Fast & Furious on the radar screen and the national and local media finally catching on. Seems like Dick (probably good naturedly) still tries to get a few digs in at your expense, by sorta' saying you were wrong by saying the Media would never cover it, since after 18 months they finally have, but even he has to know how nutty such a criticism is.

Also very nice to hear you interrupt his reading from some paper about the whole thing, and calmly and conclusively adding all the extra stuff that Dick missed from one reading of the story in the Sturbridge paper.

And that's only in the first 10 minutes! Nice Roger Clemens reference.

Fine job Jane.

I'm at about minute 12 now and it's getting better and better...you just interrupted Dick's filibustering reading again by saying some sentence doesn't make sense and explaining why.

Dicks late to the party but at least he finally got there:)

Link

Danube of Thought

Just heard Joseph Rago express the concern that if all or part of Obamacare is overthrown the GOP will be like the dog who caught the car: OK Mr. Romney, now wer're back to there we were 2 1/2 years ago. Where's your plan?

Does anybody know the answer?

Manuel Transmission

As a regular Fox watcher, I scream at the idiocy of the House ni ni ni...progs as much as anyone, but it raises one of two possible conclusions: a) Ailes is a genius and makes sure the token progs are easily spotted for their rank stupidity and willingness to lie out their asses, or b) there are no smart, truthful progs.

Tough call, but with the exception of someone like Hitch, who would probably have never been caught dead on Fox, I can't think of anyone to fit b). So does that made Ailes just lucky?

hit and run

princess hit and run's score sheet from her horse show yesterday:

One point off on her weaving. Just like dad.

Woot!

Rick Ballard

DoT,

There's still A Roadmap for America's Future

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