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June 03, 2012

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Jack is Back!

But MoDo says W botched Iraq.

Cross post from prior thread.

MoDo goes all snarky on Obama the Superhero

Rick Ballard

The NYT certainly knows how to bury the lede. The "news" in the article is contained in the last paragraph where we see the oil majors giving Iraq the finger for its treatment of Exxon wrt the Kurdish contract in combination with its rather rapacious demands. The majors can do that quite safely in the sure and certain knowledge that Peak Oil is of the same form and substance as the SkyDragon.

Gack - what drivel.

Jack is Back!

Before we go to mass, we are watching BBC America which is showing the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant. What is neat about this are the variety of watercraft including the Royal Barge. You don't have to be a "royalist" to enjoy a good old fashioned river parade.

Captain Hate

Ed Gillespie is treating Chris Wallace like narc would Poppin' Fresh.

dublindave

Krugman on 'This week' is literally firebombing the Republican economic plan and George will,god help him, looks beat.


Give 'em hell,Paul.

Captain Hate

Another poorly educated troll who doesn't understand the definition of "literally".

hrtshpdbox

Chris Wallace regularly evinces his zeal to appear "unbiased" by hectoring Republicans and parroting the liberal line, as he did with Gillespie this morning. Previously, I've seen him insist that tax cuts necessarily equal a corresponding reduction in revenues, despite all evidence the contrary. Thanks, Chris!

Extraneus

At least he gets good antenna reception, Captain.

hrtshpdbox

Another poorly educated troll who doesn't understand the definition of "literally".

Nah, I saw Krugman shoving the gas-soaked rag into the bottle. Seriously, I've seen "literally" uses as "a lot" instead of "actually" so often that I hardly notice anymore.

Rick Ballard

Filling in for DoT: -16 Ras approval, Romney leads 48-44.

Tuesday's approval will reflect the full impact of Friday's Obanomics reports.

narciso

Remember, that in Andrea's memoir, Wallace fils believed Reagan had gotten too easy a treatment. Coll's tome on Exxon, 'Private Empire' all too credulous of those who were
opposed to the intervention in Iraq, including even the future? Larouchite Kwiatkowski, who unlike the impression she gave the likes of Packer, was not a Middle
East expert.

dublindave

"Another poorly educated troll who doesn't understand the definition of "literally"'


In common usage,the word 'Literally' can be
used as an intensifier to note that something was done 'virtually', or 'in effect'.


Sigh.


The American educational system.

GMax

Rick

Speaking of reporter bias, did you see CNN touting this week that Obama's supporters being more "energized" than Romney supporters? Its from their poll that they conveniently hid the demographics on...

GMax

"Words mean exactly what we want them to mean, nothing more and nothing less."

Lewis Carroll, I do believe.

GMax

lit·er·al·ly
   [lit-er-uh-lee]
adverb
1.
in the literal or strict sense: What does the word mean literally?
2.
in a literal manner; word for word: to translate literally.
3.
actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was literally destroyed.
4.
in effect; in substance; very nearly; virtually.


The word you are searching for is figuratively.

hrtshpdbox

The word you are searching for is figuratively.

To be fair, this guy:
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_good_word/2005/11/the_word_we_love_to_hate.single.html
claims it's been used that way for hundreds of years. It's still wrong, though.

Captain Hate

I didn't know Orwell was aiming his barbs at ignorant micks but I guess it makes sense.

narciso

And of course, there is always Inigo Montoya 's formulation, Orwell as always on the left, but he was as keen to spot memes as anyone,

Rick Ballard

GMax,

You can't do much with Pitzer products. They are the Oakland of intelligence - it's easier to fill a bottomless void.

I haven't seen any CNN propaganda in quite a while. I did note another Rasmussen survey this morning. Governor Romney seems to be withstanding the Obamunist attacks rather well.

Threadkiller

I think dd should stick with "virtually."

rse

Before I moved on to taking on the accreditors there was one more foundational stone I wanted to put in place. LUN is my post starting to pull back the duplicity campaign hiding behind the term "Quality Learning" in education.

The skeptics here can all acknowledge what a convenient campaign for the political class and the already established large businesses this tactic would be.

I went to dinner with friends last night and came home to a blog gone nuts. I thought the spam filter was acting up until I discovered the Catallaxy Files blog in Australia had linked to me.

Which is just what I needed for the revelation I am leading up to in my way of getting ready for Rio.

I would say enjoy but I suspect the post will make you want to get locked and loaded against political scheming.

narciso

Even having been burned by John Kerry, has not resonated any understanding for him;


http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/01/a_failure_to_communicate


dublindave

"The word you are searching for is figuratively."

The Oxford English dictionary states that 'literally' can be used in a contradictory way,as an 'intensifier'.

"the land literally flowed with milk and honey" -Loisa May alcott-Little Women


"he(Gatsby) literally glowed" -F.Scot Fitzgerald-the Great Gatsby and the Nuclear waste accident

"the acme of first class music as such, literally knocking everything else into a cocked hat." -James Joyce-Ulyses


I can cite thousands of examples of the word used in a contradictory manner...but this is a Conservative group.....right?

boris

"word used in a contradictory manner ..."

So anything you write here should take that into account. Whatever word you use can be interpreted as haveing a contradictory meaning.

Thanks. That could help a lot.

Rob Crawford

Why y'all feeding the troll?

rse

I am going to try my luck with what happens when I put link in text.

If this works look at the picture behind Will Hutton. When I did the post on engrenage it was partly a recognition that the nerdy term was going to be useful because of how often Systems Thinking by the international schemers and the ed bureaucrats gets illustrated with that kind of a gears interacting picture.

Here Goes: http://www.thecommentator.com/article/1275/the_delusions_of_leftist_ideology_czar_will_hutton_about_the_financial_crisis_are_dangerously_typical

narciso

It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between mere ignorance and fraud, rse, Hutton
seems to bridge that divide.

dublindave

Why y'all feeding the troll?


Because they're getting their ass kicked and they don't like it.

neither do you.

boris

More words used in a contradictory manner.

narciso

One suspects the Mary McCarthy test re Lillian
Hellman, is always a good bet;


http://babalublog.com/2012/06/mariela-castro%E2%80%99s-visas-and-an-untrue-story/

Clarice

Hutton looks insane, frankly,

narciso

Did the Times leave this out'


http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2012/03/07/iraq-to-nominate-thamar-ghadban-to-lead-opec/

narciso

Oh, crikey, I think the locusts come next;

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/02/2829452/celebrity-attorney-gloria-allred.html

henry

A friend found the blue wave GMax has been looking for. While the Tea Party was in Caledonia yesterday, the recall guys had a rally in Burlington. Bowser from Sha Na Na revved up a union crowd of 350 in a blue fist of fury. I can't wait for Tuesday.

Ignatz

--Give 'em hell,Paul.--

Greece, Spain and the rest of crashing Euro land are right now in a 'literal' hell for following the recipe of Pauly Peanuts and his ilk and now we're supposed to welcome more of it here?

The leftist fossils have already given us more than enough hell, thanks.

Ignatz

And a happy birthday to baby Ignatz today who is, for some reason, ecstatic to be leaving the teen years behind.
She'll learn eventually.

Clarice

HB Baby Ig..

narciso

Habby birthday, baby Ignatz.

Chubby

It's sad that lefties like Maureen Dowd won't use Obama's failure to fulfill their hopes as an opportunity to individually introspect. If they could be honest with themselves, they would see that their demonization of President Emmanual Bush for eight years, and continuing, was as unrealistic as their childish deification of a callow, unaccomplished and untried senator from Chicago. But instead of realizing that their gushing hope in Obama was unwarranted, they just keep on twisting, twisting and twisting. Instead of the introspection they need, they continue to see Bush as all-evil, and Obama as the great man for whom the world is not good enough. And they continue to evade their own culpability in building Obama up into being something he never was and never will be.

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday, Baby Ignatz!!

narciso

They did learn the lesson of Times Select, which will likely prompt Taranto to ask in a week, does the Times read the Times.

Clarice

My b-i-l has been working the phone lines for Walker in Milwaukee. He says: "The Clinton visit was last minute...the real numbers suggest about 500 were present. I have been working at a local Walker office making the usual calls and while the staffers are working 24/7 there is a quiet confidence that he'll win...the thought of a Barrett in office is so chilling that it creates a momentum all its own."

Threadkiller

Duh, I did not finish my post.

Baby TK, turned 8 today!

She is happy to leave the booster seat behind. (For the second time, thanks to California's ever changing nanny laws.)

narciso

The bathysphere has no windows;


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/06/02/huffpo-obama-is-a-master-of-social-media/

pagar

Happy Birthday, baby Ignatz.
Clarice, your Pieces was the best.
Narciso, enjoyed the links as always.
Sandy Daze, your airshow info/pictures have been thrilling.
Good Morning to all that make JOM a great place to learn what is going on.

Rick Ballard

The Hutton babble should be read in conjunction with Soros' EUtopia - Dead in Ninety Days.

He may be rather optimistic.

narciso

Thanks pagar, I actually briefly met, Ed, once Captain, so I'm more dissapointed by some of his stuff, rather my stronger feelings toward Allah, Doesn't that 90 day window bring us closer to the chaos, back in 2008.

AliceH

I am compelled to correct the record regarding the prose of two of my favorite authors from my youth.

* The Louisa May Alcott quotation was in context of a host of energetic boys at a picnic. "The land" was indeed flowing with spilled milk and honey.

* The Fitzgerald quotation comes from this passage:

"But there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glows; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room."

Neither citation uphold the premise of the common-usage-therefore-acceptable-usage argument for "literally" being used for emphasis. (I'll ignore Joyce, being skeptical that he's ever been held up as an exemplar of proper grammar and fine prose.)

Clarice

As to the Soros essay, were I German I'd tell the old fraudster to pound sand. The first part of his essay does seem in contradiction to the rest of it.

narciso

Which is why, Alice, I didn't think the 1973
film with Redford, nor the upcoming one with DiCaprio, will do the book, justice.

narciso

It is all over the road, Clarice, and using 'dependency theory' terminology, doesn't help matters, wasn't the '82 crisis, driven by the need to recycle petrodollars from the '73 and '79 era, certainly in Mexico, when that revenue dried up, so the worldwind, was sowed.

the problem is the private economy is not large enough to deal with the burdens of said debt,

narciso

Well I'm off to see 'For Greater Glory' a more worthwhile effort than to decipher the ramblings of this 21st Century Mabuse,

Rick Ballard

Narciso,

Think of it as a prog Mayan Calendar or Doomsday Clock. There was not a word of what the commie cretin Soros wrote which was not absolutely true on the day the currency union was stillborn. Soros uses the word fantastic to describe it, thus demonstrating his grasp of the literal.

The President's decision to stick with the Bain attack may well be predicated upon the supposed opprobrium to be generated by another crash. I don't regard it as a good bet, not even if a crash ensues and the TBTFs are revealed to be as totally incompetent (aside from creating CDS suicide vests) as they were in the past. The spatter from a crash is going to bury the President and the Democrat Party which lied about Frank-Dood as some sort of solution.

Ignatz

Happy Birthday baby TK!
Eight is a very cute age.

Captain Hate

It's sad that lefties like Maureen Dowd won't use Obama's failure to fulfill their hopes as an opportunity to individually introspect.

If MoDo was able to honestly engage in introspection she might be able to have a fulfilling relationship instead of being a bitter crone of whom nobody would want to be in the same area code.

HB Little Ig

Danube of Thought

Denver Airport.

Thanks RickB. Incumbent Obama literally at 44% vs. Romney, figuratively toast.

Jane

GEE, Who knew This Week was shown in Ireland. Sadly for dudu it was Krugman who got his clocked cleaned. And Kasich also beat Deval to a pulp - in the nicest possible way. Feinstien needs more practice.

Jane

Henry, Someone on the morning shows was saying that the victory in Wisconsin is purely a tea party victory and one that is leading the whole country - or something like that. At any rate it was music to my ears. Apparently the tea party has been working intently for a solid year there. Wisconsin rocks! The place where unions started will be the place where union corruption ends.

Clarice I loved Pieces as always.

Happy b-day to all the kids. And to the Queen for 60 years on the throne - which sounds really weird.

DrJ

And to the Queen for 60 years on the throne - which sounds really weird.

Heh. Quite a movement, I'd say.

Clarice

Thnx, Jane.

Clarice

One of the British papers showed pictures of life at the start of her reign. I was struck by how good looking she was as a young woman but also about what mean lives ordinary Brits lived then and how unwholesome they looked as a general rule..

Jane

The next attack from the left is going to be on Cardinal Dolan who Andrew Sullivan is accusing of paying off people.

rse

I found the soros' essay to be disingenuous. I know he knows the distinction between natural systems and social systems as he noted. But I have also come across numerous of the initiatives he has funded over the years to prevent complex social systems from functioning based on independent individuals interacting freely.

This is the man who funded a new reading program after the Berlin Wall fell so the Eastern European countries would not revert to teaching reading phonetically.

Was I the only one reading that essay who felt like they were reading an attempt to sound logical without actually being logical?

jimmyk

The next attack from the left is going to be on Cardinal Dolan who Andrew Sullivan is accusing of paying off people.

Surprised he's not asserting that Cardinal Dolan is Trig's father.

CH, the first outcome of Modo's introspection might be overwhelming depression at her wasted life. Too bad her brother can't set her straight.

Clarice

It read as if a committee wrote it, rse.

matt

hb Ignatz & TK progeny!

I noticed the Telly was all over the flotilla while the Guardian barely mentioned it. Sums up much of the political debate in that crazy mixed up place these days. That which is good is being driven down through sheer bloodymindedness.

I say God save the Queen as much for what she represents of the essential decency that was Britain as anything else. God help us when she's gone.

Kruggie's head can barely fit through the doorways this week. He's been on a rampage barracking Europe and now America with his open spigot plan and yet we are faced with a crisis of faith and confidence in government.

The Euros are like deer in the headlights and seem paralyzed or ready to give up even more sovereignty, as the Spanish PM suggested. However, the Dutch government is in suspended animation until new elections, and we still do not have a peg on what Hollande will actually do.Their legislative elections are coming up quickly.

Cyprus is the latest government to say they need a bailout. It's economic bumper cars out there.


Ignatz

--He's been on a rampage barracking Europe and now America with his open spigot plan...--

Pauly should get a personal finance show like Suze Orman;
"You're drowning in debt and you're upside down on your house? You should triple your debt to stimulate your spending. Of course you can afford that new Maserati. Duh, it's a win/win."

henry

Jane, hopefully one more change that WI will pass on to the rest: the Tea Party pushed Walker through in 2010 and isn't looking back. I read here that Ronulans are capturing the GOP in many states. Here the Tea Party already captured the GOP. I have a couple pics that show this: the sole Ronulan at the rally, and the empty booth (tent) of old GOP fave Tommy Thompson at the rally. If we can pull that off in the birthplace of the progressives, you can in MA!

pagar

Janet,Jane, rse, and every one else who wants to keep America free.

http://www.varight.com/news/victory-iclei-ban-passed-alabama-legislature-one-report-governor-bentley-signed-it/

"Finally, VICTORY! An anti-Agenda 21 bill has PASSED a state legislature:

Only 49 to go.

Jane

Pagar,

That is worth celebrating!

If we can pull that off in the birthplace of the progressives, you can in MA!

You've never been here have you Henry? We bleed progressivism.

rse

pagar-Atlanta is so deeply involved with ICLEI it is tragic. The UN reports I have to read because all the juicy stuff is inevitably on page 171 out of 200 make it quite clear just how strategically UN officials have targeted these mayors. Someone more patient than me can figure out which mayor initially got ATL on board.

They jet all over the world and also make big blue happy by signing onto their Smarter Cities campaign.

I will give you one preview from the book. When national radical ed reform was first attempted in the 1960s there is an included vision of what the changed America would look like. One of the desires is to move away from states to regional alliances.

And if you ever attend a meeting of any of them in any part of this country now, they basically assume an industrial policy orientation. I always feel like screaming "doesn't anyone recognize this is a planned society you are pushing?" . But then I wouldn't get invited. And the cats hate it when I rage at the computer screen.

hit and run

henry:
Bowser from Sha Na Na revved up a union crowd of 350 in a blue fist of fury.

Interesting. I don't know how it happened, but I am facebook friends with Donny York, also of Sha Na Na. He is a conservative.

Actually, looking up his facebook profile just now to confirm the spelling of his name, I see that he studied Political Science at Columbia. Huh.

hit and run

Happy birthday to the Ignatz and Threadkiller chilrins!!!

princess hit and run turns nine a week from today.

Appalled

Rse:

Atl has been international city since Andy UN ambassador Young was mayor.

GMax

With a name like Bowser, you would think he would keep his distance from Zero, wouldn't ya? LOL

Captain Hate

Is there some alternate universe where anybody cares about Sha Na Na?

Captain Hate

The next attack from the left is going to be on Cardinal Dolan who Andrew Sullivan is accusing of paying off people.

Nothing good ever came from taking Sully seriously

henry

Jane, until recently we had Feingold and Kohl in the senate, Obey and worse in the House, Doyle as Gov, and before him Tommy Thompson of the WI Socialist Republican Party. When I first moved here I wondered if excess snow was the root cause of communism. As Paul Ryan signed a friend's book: "keep the faith".

BTW, I know lots of people in MA, and my nieces were born there.

Jane

WEll Henry, you visit them - we could have a fabulous meet-up.

BTW I think I've got a thing for Walker. I read this and it nearly brought me to tears.

Ignatz

--Is there some alternate universe where anybody cares about Sha Na Na?--

I actually used to enjoy their half hour TV show.

henry

Wow, great link Jane! I haven't been north of CT for about 10 years now that I think about it. I think my favorite football game is in Cambridge this year -- that might be a good time to visit. (My favorite football team sucks lately, so during the game would be a good time to slip off & meet JOMers).

GMax

Worse than Dave Obey? Maybe from the Peoples Republic of MAD. Its not easy to be to the left of Obey, you are off the ledge and defying gravity like Wiley Coyote.

daddy

Good Morning.

Clarice,

Loved your Pieces today. Especially enjoyed your employing "Oikiphobia:"

"Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: "the disposition, in any conflict, to side with 'them' against 'us', and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably 'ours.'"

Don't we all see such stuff every day...the MSNBC guy reluctant to use the word "hero" about America soldiers, the Governor of North Carolina afraid to "look like Mississippi", the "What's the Matter with Kansas?" mantra, the "Enlightened Autocracy of Communist China", etc.

Thought that was a brilliant observation about our cultural elites aversion to the good old boring common sense values that made this country great. Thanks for that.

pagar

Henry, thanks so much for all you have done to help us understand the Wisconsin fiasco.
--------------------------------------------
Trevor Loudon has put it all together showing us just how committed Obama is to his mentors.

"Barack Obama, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Frank Marshall Davis, Socialism and Communism"

http://tinyurl.com/6wtybgf

"In awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to California labor unionist Dolores Huerta, President Barack Obama has symbolically re-affirmed his thirty year relationship with the US’ largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America."

Obama and his regime are determined to defeat us, IMO.

Janet

Thanks for the link, pagar.

Atlanta is so deeply involved with ICLEI it is tragic.

Arlington is too. It is so confusing though..it is hard to tell what they are even talking about...or what is ICLEI & what is our own local govt. insanity.

rse

Janet-Rosa Koire and others have talked about planning manuals in widespread use in every municipality. It is a blurred line now.

People in power or employed by a bureaucracy can quickly develop a mindset that whatever they pass or enact is thus necessarily legitimate.

The "Can James Madison Save Us?" post I wrote back on May 23 was to point out that the Constitution really does take precedence.

I don't think Lisa Jackson agrees though.

Curley cue

"The next attack from the left is going to be on Cardinal Dolan who Andrew Sullivan is accusing of paying off people."

Does anyone, I mean, anybody, know the extent of the Vaticans wealth? It would be nice if
SuperPac money started drifting into the control of Dolan and other partisans. I would pay a dollar just to see the ledger books.

Jane

Henry,

I'm about 10 minutes from Connecticut - if I drive slowly.

Clarice

Jane, My husband reminded me that years ago we drove thru Sturbridge on our way to visit an old friend, now deceased, who lived in Harvard, Mass. He remembered it as a really charming place.

Manuel Transmission

Rosa Koire and others have talked about planning manuals in widespread use in every municipality. It is a blurred line now.

When we first heard her last September, I think it was part of the turning point out here. Our island county is full of watermelons, but most were of the passive, liberal, feel good types that had no real investment in the precess. In that sense it is just like the abstractions found is rse's research where if you don't look too closely, you think it's all good.

We are now weeks away from passing major revisions to our Critical Areas Ordinance at total and vigorous opposition to what the citizens of the county want. The progs on the council have their heels dug in and don't give a damn. The lawsuits will be flying and, as usual, we will pay for both sides of the fight.

Whenever I join in with one of the groups pushing back, I offer to bring the (environmentally approved) tar. They used to laugh, but now I think they are seriously considering it.

Final note: it's not just the cost of putting up the fight, it is the long term devaluation of the property values that will burden these lovely places for years to come.

daddy

"I'm about 10 minutes from Connecticut - if I drive slowly."

Jane,

How many minutes if Lt. Governor Timothy Murray is driving?

Jane

How many minutes if Lt. Governor Timothy Murray is driving?

2

DId anyone else see Tiger's shot? One for the ages.

Clarice, you really should make a return trip sometime. Sturbridge is small town at its best. And believe me, we pay for it.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

I don't think henry wants to fly into Windsor Locks to go to a Cambridge based football game, even though it's probably safer than New Haven.

Clarice- Great Pieces.

HB to jwest and Ig's daughter.

Captain Hate

Mel thanks for mentioning that op-ed in the Friday WSJ; I probably would've skipped over it if you hadn't said something.

Clarice

Jane, I love New england so I certainly may do that.

Melinda Romanoff

CH-

It was the best op-ed piece they've run in 2 years, IMO.

AliceH

Woot! Party at Jane's! I can be there* in 10 minutes**

* if I had a working car
** if I drive 7200 mph.

Melinda Romanoff

matt-

The Cyprus story has more irony in it than the Mesabi Peninsula. Care to guess who the primary "whale" laundry bank customers are?

Heh-heh.

They 're Russian.

Danube of Thought

Greetings from the XZ Ranch. Wahoo.

Ignatz

--* if I had a working car
** if I drive 7200 mph.--

Heh.

--Greetings from the XZ Ranch. Wahoo.--

Go out and punch a dogie for me, please.

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