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July 07, 2012

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narciso

Columbia must be so proud;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/So-Much-For-Obama-Being-The-Intelligent-One

MarkO

narc, narc, narc. He's just not that smart.

MarkO

Wait. Wait. And, he's a liar.

narciso

Like the detective, said to the replicant 'you're not helping'

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/07/obama-most-people-would-acknowledge-that-ive-tried-real-hard/

Sara

The importantest question of this campaign season:

Who should play Mitt Romney in the movie?

My choice is Harm (David James Elliott), but you get a 2nd choice with Hotchner (Thomas Gibson).

Sara

Laura Ingraham and Bill Kristol. Oh be still my heart and hold my hair while I go throw up. How do you people even listen to these two?

sbw

I wish someone would look at the majority opinion in the ObamaTax case as simply saying, "You broke it; you bought it."

Voters shouldn't be ticked at Roberts for pointing out the obvious with a two-by-four to the noggin: If Congress didn't care to read it, change Congress.

Threadkiller

Matchbox, Chubby.

Thanks for the link! I still have my whole collection. My girls actually get more of a kick out of playing with them than I expected.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Caro,

That sounds like my state. This week on the radio Dick told me I am an "ultra-conservative". While I was flattered I'm pretty sure some of my positions on social issues would disqualify me. I do however take credit for Dick pretty much becoming a dyed-in-the-wool republican. After being Dukakis "right hand man" and "close friends" with Jack AND Ted Kennedy, that is quite a leap.

GMax

Some angst directly from Team Obama in response to the donations raised by Romney:

"For context, that's about what we raised in April and May combined. We're still tallying our own numbers, but this means their gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election."

Such fine music the Obama machine plays, doncha think? LOL

Caro

Dick

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Caro

Sara,both are super handsome. But what are their politics?

GMax

I will editorialize on this. The Democrats take for granted that their base is dumb as rock or gullible as hell, or both. It does not take 7 days to determine your fundraising haul. Take the bank balance on July 1 subtract from the bank balance on June 1 and voila you know your number on July 2.

They obviously are waiting for a day that obscures their pitiful haul. You know if they had closed the gap, they would blowing the horn like Joshua...

NO_LIMIT_NIGGA

Looks like the Shitzer Schizo is off his meds again.

He, the Irish pedophile, and the Great White Welfare Whale are the essence of the modern-day left: obnoxious, deviant leeches who have failed at life and strive to force everyone else to be as miserable as they are.

narciso

How can one tell, as for Pravda's new licensed truth teller;


http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2012/07/sipsey-street-exclusive-send-in-clown.html

GMax

And the hits just keep on coming. Iowa registrations are way up, for Republicans. Anyone told you before about this? Here:


At the end of October 2008, just before Barack Obama won Iowa by 10 points, Democrats had an edge of 106,000 voters. In 2004, when George W. Bush won the state narrowly, the GOP had a 4.400 voter advantage.

The trendline is positive for Iowa Republicans. Since April, in a key swing state that the most recent NBC News/Marist Poll reported was a presidential dead heat, the registration gap between the parties has grown from 4,000 voters to more than 21,000.

Tick tick tick the clock is running out on the absolute worst presidummy of our lifetime. Good riddance.

pagar

"The Democrats take for granted that their base is dumb as rock or gullible as hell, or both."

You're talking about a political party that goes to court, over and over, claiming their voters are so dumb they can't even get themselves a photo ID. How smart do you think they could be? How smart could a political party be, if they weren't figure out a way to get a photo ID for their members who weren't able to get one on their own.

Caro

I see the petition mentioned above comes from an offshoot of Moveon. Suspicious. No link to the original study. I wrote asking for a link.bets that i get an answer?

Extraneus

Businesses donate money to politicians in order to make money. They'll donate to a corrupt Democrat if they think they can leverage that politician to steer some lucre their way, such as many "green" and "minority" businesses did in 2008. Knowing that the House won't pass another stimulus or Dodd-Frank, they need to segue into donating to someone who will improve the general business climate, even though that's a harder way to make money. I think this explains Romney's recent good fundraising fortune, and the Democrats' panicked rage over Citizens United.

Extraneus

Not bold.

Carol Herman

Yes, Obama is one of the contestants in the upcoming November election.

When he was up against McCain, it was a republican gift!

Now, Romney is the "gift."

There's no reason for Obama to want an exciting contest! He wins if the other guy can't muster the majority.

And, yes, democrats have taken majorities for granted. Except when they saw Ike appearing. Meanwhile, Ike only grew government. And, made LBJ a powerhouse. Because Ike wanted legislation passed. So every Friday when Ike was in DC, he had LBJ over for lunch.

Did you ever wonder how the GOP (always campaigning at reducing government), got to watch Eisenhower grow it like nobody's business?

Plus Ike saw to it that the word "God" got added to our national anthem. By comparison, though, more people went to church on Sundays, back in the 1950's, than do now.

Back then, if the catholics banned a book (like Peyton Place), it became a best seller.

Jane - talk is cheap!

OMG Caro, what is that from?

cathyf


off?
Off now?

Ignatz

--My girls actually get more of a kick out of playing with them than I expected.--

For years I bought baby Ignatz a new Hot Wheels car every Christmas (still do occasionally as a joke). She loved them and took them on camping trips where she'd build a race track for them.
Train up a child in the way of Dodge Chargers and E Type Jags and when she is old, from it she will not depart. :)

narciso

Fenton Communications, is the ultimate answer.

cathyf

caro, I found this at snopes

Ignatz

--The Democrats take for granted that their base is dumb as rock or gullible as hell, or both.--

Does contrary data exist?

Sara



Sara,both are super handsome. But what are their politics?

Good question, Caro. Elliott is Canadian. Gibson seems to play more conservative types, but he is a graduate of Julliard and I think grew up in Los Angeles. He lives in San Antonio, TX. Who lives in San Antonio?

Does it matter what the politics are of superb specimens of male eye candy? I think it more important who the writer is. The movie would be very different if Bellisario wrote the script compared to Oliver Stone.

Sara

Main Governor accused the Obama Administration of organizing an army of “new Gestapo” agents to enforce ObamaTax.

Caro

Thanks, Cathy,I sent an inquirey.

GMax

If Iowa which went for Obama by 9.50% goes red, apply a flip of at least 10% to the midwest states. Ohio will go red, and Minnesota and Wisconsin and Michigan are all in play.

Melinda Romanoff

GMax-

Minnie-ha-ha might be a tougher hill to climb, due to that sanctuary stuff. Mark might know better.

Extraneus

Who picked the red and blue designations for Republicans and Democrats, anyway? Anyone know?

Janet

I wanna say Tim Russert & his election map...not sure though.

GMax

Minnesota was a lower margin of win for Zero than Wisconsin, and Michigan. Hard to believe that the land of Humphrey, Mondale and Wellstone! could go red, but both House and Senate and majority of cong delegation is Republican there. The Democrat Governor is there only because a third party siphoned off enough votes to let the batshit crazy Dayton into the Governor's mansion.

Janet

Yep. Here is Wiki's explanation.

Janet

"According to AlterNet and The Washington Post, the terms were coined by journalist Tim Russert, during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election.[1] "

GMax

Ext once upon a time the colors were switched. The networks came up with the color designation and they had a reason for the color switch which I dont recall either. It was many moons ago. I will say the 70s

Clarice

CARO, If you google it, Move on and every other fellow traveler is pushing this petition.I do recall the greenies tried to halt naval testing and got a SF fed Ct judge to go along with that and it was overruled. (But I wouldn't count on my memory, esp tonight.)

The greens would leave us starving, freezing and defenseless. Don' you think it's past due that some Congressional committee started to demand a good look at their financial backers? Imagine how easy it is for our enemies to destroy us with all these environmental regulations and suits.

Melinda Romanoff

matt-

I have a lot of the Hot Club sessions, Stephane with Toots, Yo Yo, and Grisman. I thought it amazing but oh so reasonable that the person who ended up with Django's guitar after his death was none other than Les Paul, and the proof is in that tape.

GMax

Imagine how easy it is for our enemies to destroy us

Well in my opinion the watermelon greenies are the enemy...

GMax

Iowa has gone Democrat 3 out of the last 4 presidential elections. This is a pretty big deal despite it being only 6 electoral votes.

MarkO

More composites from a TV show he once saw.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/obama-recalls-humble-childhood-vacations/

Caro

Clarice, I agree. I found lots of blogs and orgs pushing the petition but none give an actual link to the study quoted.

Danube of Thought

I infer that there has been a great deal of corrective deleting going on on this thread. How very nice.

Before Russer' started characterizing states as red and blue, the colors on the electoral maps were alternated every election. I think they wanted to avoid having any political connotation attached. I doubt Russer would have started his practice in a year where the Dems had been red.

pagar

Narciso, Have you got any background?

http://www.westernjournalism.com/eric-holders-two-decades-of-concealing-murder/

Melinda Romanoff

caro-

Is this the study your looking for?

I can keep looking, but that one looks pretty good.

Melinda Romanoff

GMax-

Also, the Minnesota wing of the Democratic Party is known as the Democratic Farmer Labor Party there, just an FYI. And Ripon was a direct response to that party, because it also had roots in Wisconsin.

Caro

Mel,wish it were so easy...haha

Extraneus

Did everyone see the Japanese cubic watermelons?

Melinda Romanoff

Because I think I'm going to have more luck in my search for "that" study than you will for your study. This serial "new study" appearances at each political turn is just amazingly convenient for the left. Why it's almost as if they were manufacturing them! It's just a matter of time before they'll start citing studies that still need to be written.

Which could never happen in a million years.

Much.

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

They've been doing that for years, because the fridges are so small.

Melinda Romanoff

Kayrooo time! No bears here though.

Chubby

((Why it's almost as if they were manufacturing them!))

we need a study on that

Extraneus

The link says they cost $82 a piece! We can't send them $50 cubic watermelons?

Janet

Don' you think it's past due that some Congressional committee started to demand a good look at their financial backers? Imagine how easy it is for our enemies to destroy us with all these environmental regulations and suits.

Amen. I linked a little post - Obamacare's bureaucratic cost - but it is really about big government.
"And in the end of the day there's a sign behind some garbage cans solving a problem that doesn't exist and that's just begging to turn into a festering boil of nanny-statism. Big government is still the root problem."

The photo at the beginning of the post looks to be a useless sign posted to get a LEED building point (some "green" nonsense).
The LEED program is outta the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

"The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, professional credentials and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities."

Robert Watson who came up with the LEED program also was tied in with the Natural Resources Defense Council...A tangled web of leftists.

A friend wrote about the LEED program - It has really driven the cost of construction up and it has driven a lot of manufacturing out of the US due to the environmental junkies raising a ruckus.

rse

Mel-

The Democratic Farmer Labor Party is who developed the duplicitous use of school charters about 20 years ago. Before anyone realized I was on to that a reporter ran a story trumpeting the original advocate in Minnesota's legislature.

And again as I have said, there are good charters but always bad accreditors and a detailed blueprint in how to snooker taxpayers and parents and bind them for a period of time in unappreciated ways.

Time to get those Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes going.

No vodka this time.

Extraneus

They'd be better off working on sustainable tents.

Ignatz

--CARO, If you google it, Move on and every other fellow traveler is pushing this petition.I do recall the greenies tried to halt naval testing and got a SF fed Ct judge to go along with that and it was overruled.--

Navy studies should be here and here.

Chubby

Is there a green version of Monopoly yet? Instead of little houses on Park Place, little windmills beside Carp Lake.

Mark Folkestad

GMax, our eight congressional districts here in Minne-snow-ta are split four and four. But we have a chance to knock off one Dem this fall and to reclaim Collin Peterson's seat when he retires. But by that time, I'll be up in Alaska, helping Daddy plot how to get rid of Lisa. Oh, you've got the description of Gov. Dayton right. But without his plutocrat ex-wife's ample campaign donations and fraud, we wouldn't have been stuck with him. Locally, we use a takeoff on a the nickname for California's governor. Their man is Governor Moonbeam. Ours is either Governor Moonshine or Governor Jim Beam. Crazy and drunk.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Barney Frank got married today at the Newton Marriott. I'm shocked I wasn't invited. Nancy Pelosi went. Yuk.

GMax

I have an investment in a warehouse in suburban Minneapolis. I am quite acquainted with Minnesota politics, bad and Minnesota property taxes, worse.

The DFL has managed to chase away most of the F but are loaded with the L these days. Even the Iron Range went Republican last election which is a sea change.

GMax

Anyone else get a giggle out of the Pitzer Putz begging Carol Herman to converse with him? Its lonely in the third rate boondocks...

Rocco

I have a good friend from Concord MA. I would always tease him about the sign on the front door of the Dunkin Donuts, "Coffee served in Fine China if requested." He didn't believe me until I took him there to see for himself.

I like my Large Black in a styrofoam cup myself!

GMax

Both Walz and Peterson are mistakes that hopefully voters correct this time around. The intensity factor should work in a nationalized election in R + districts.

Janet

Think of all the money wasted because of the useless "green" laws & regulations. Higher gas prices, higher grocery prices, higher building prices, more taxes to subsidize "green" ideas & companies....being endlessly taken to court by radical enviros.
They half win by just gumming up the works.

GMax

That would leave the DFL with Betty McCollum in St Paul and Keith Ellison in Minneapolis. You have to wonder how a lunatic like Ellison get elected, and that district is only 12% black and I am sure its even less Muslim. It must be the affinity with moonbattery?

rse

Janet-it's not useless to them. It either lined their pocket or otherwise forwarded political goals.

I am a bit cynical today because the new caring economics ed is taking us to keeps mentioning Our Mother Earth.

Oh. Good. Grief.

JM Hanes

Favorite Higgs Headline so far:

"God Discovers Elusive 'Physicist Particle'"

There's a gargantuan collection of news articles on the Higgs at the TrapIt page above. Just when you think you've scrolled to the end, you'll see another batch of articles start loading. The site is being continuously updated by Ethan Seigel, who blogs at Starts With A Bang.

Jim Eagle

The real reason the discovery of the Higgs Boson is important is that it proves beyond a empirical doubt that Obama's DNA does not descend from a supreme being but rather a smelly Marxist African and a hairy legged but equally smelly American anthropologist.

Extraneus

One notable thing about the Higgs boson data is that physicists don't want it to look just like the predictions. If it does, that won't add anything to the theories, or their knowledge about elementary particles. They're hoping that the data shows something different. Something unpredicted.

Not quite what we get from climate "scientists."

pagar

"its even less Muslim."
"and the US is even less I imagine"

Not that that doesn't stop our government from giving in to them.

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2012/03/tsa-to-exempt-muslim-women-from-tsa-patdowns-adjustments-and-more-expected-for-muslims-only/

As I see the tea leaves, there is nothing the Obama regime will not do to satisfy CAIR and the MB.

GMax

Almost half the the States do not require partisan registration so a reasonable proxy is seats held in the House and Senate at the State level. Here is the stat:

the Republican party holds an outright majority of approximately 440 with 3,890 seats (53% of total) compared to the Democratic party's number of 3,450 (47% of total) seats elected on a partisan ballot.[1] Of the 7,382 seats in all of the state legislatures combined, independents and third parties account for only 15 members, not counting the 49 members of the Nebraska Legislature, which is the only legislature in the nation to hold non-partisan elections to determine its members. Due to the results of the 2010 elections, Republicans took control of an additional 19 state legislative chambers, giving them majority control of both chambers in 25 states versus the Democrats' majority control of both chambers in only 16 states, with 8 states having split or inconclusive control of both chambers (not including Nebraska); previous to the 2010 elections, it was Democrats who controlled both chambers in 27 states versus the Republican party having total control in only 14 states, with eight states divided and Nebraska being nonpartisan.

RAS has found further movement towards the Republicans vis a vis the Democrats since 2010, and RAS is polling self ID monthly with huge samples so his margin of error is quite low.

You already know what I think all this means, but now you have some of the data.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Rocco,

I insist that you and I go one day and demand the china. Maybe we could get TC to join us.

I'm not sure I fully understand Higgs but I find it utterly fascinating.

Ignatz

--Not quite what we get from climate "scientists."--

That's only true if the physicists want the Higgs to not match their theories exactly because they want to build a new super-duper trillion dollar collider around the circumference of the earth.....or in a pinch, Joy Behar's mouth.

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

"... who gave the Supreme Court Souter and Thomas."
I'm happy with Mr Clarence Thomas.

GMax

One more data point regarding Iowa:

In 2008, Iowa was also the median state in the Electoral College. That is, suppose you ordered all the representatives of the 2008 Electoral College according to the PQ of the representative’s state, starting with the lowest. In such an ordering, the first six members would be the representatives from Utah (the nation’s most conservative state), the next three members would be the representatives from Wyoming (the nation’s second-most conservative state), and so on. Such a list would contain 538 members, and the 270th member (the number necessary to win a majority of the Electoral College) would be a representative from Iowa.

PQ is the "political quotient" an invention of political scientists to categorize the relative liberal/conservative continuum of the electorate.

Rocco

I'm all in Jane, let's do it.

hit and run

I took princess hit and run on a trail ride at Grand Targhee resort yesterday (I refrain from saying we "saddled up" for fear of causing RalphL another root canal in using a noun as a verb), and it was spectacular. We rode up a ridge opposite of Fred's Mountain (the mountain the ski runs at Targhee are on). I rode on Glory,and her horse was Comanche.

princess hit and run makes her JOM debut. In the pic we're on the top of the ridge facing northwest, overlooking Teton Valley, with the mountains behind us. The city of Driggs is just out of the frame on the left:

And here's a short video from the ride, nothing exciting just 22 seconds of me looking at a horse's rear end.

JM Hanes

Rick Ballard:

Thanks for the walk through on weighting yesterday. Optimism makes for a much better quality of life, but every once in awhile, when confidence feels like tempting fate, a pep talk really helps.

JM Hanes

You, too, GMax.

Melinda Romanoff

rse-

Kate has found you.

Janet

I wish some of the Conservative PACs would run ads on Conservative ideas vs. lib ideas. Sell Conservatism, not a specific candidate. Tea-vangelism

*Start calling out the radical enviros & show how they've made it so hard to produce domestic energy (for decades!). Daddy could write up the Shell saga in Alaska.
End with a screen shot of someone's utility bill, & the price at a gas pump,...
'Why does a small shrill radical faction get to stop AMERICA's energy production?'
'Why do YOUR tax dollars go to these organizations?'

Janet

Thanks for the videos, hit! Princess hit got a pinto...I'm jealous. Hit jr. was so cute on the hiking video too.

Clarice

Princess sits well in the saddle, Hit..and she's in one of the most beautiful places one earth..Nice.

Clarice

*on earth*

narciso, correct. The whole Navy destroys whales and dolphins has all the earmarks of a Fenton Communications gig.

Niters.

Donald

I caught a snook today. First one.

narciso

Yes, they have to go all out, with their claims, that's their hallmark,

pagar

A good start:

http://www.therightscoop.com/joe-the-plumber-wins-primary-set-to-face-rep-marcy-kaptur-in-november/

Rick Ballard

JMH,

You're welcome. I've been looking for a simple metric to follow in order to explain why Obama is a Dead Duck Quacking and discovered Gallup is either using the NYT exit polls as their turnout model or something statistically identical to those polls. I don't accept the validity of the modeling because it's sheer pretense to ignore the '10 election results but I'm willing to use the model to come up with the single simple metric. I assume black and Hispanic turnout and preference to hold at the 2008 levels which leaves white preference as the sole indicator. I agree with Charlie Cook wrt the fact President's do not exceed their nearest approval ratings in actual vote percentages. That becomes my second assumption.

The result is the President would currently receive no more than 45% of the vote if the election were next Tuesday and he would not win a single battleground state with North Carolina and Virginia being the states he would lose by the closest margin. That's based upon his current 38% Gallup approval rating among whites.

His white approval rating has to hit 42% in order for the election to be close. The last time he hit that level was Kill Binny Month - 5/11. He hit 31% a couple times four months later. I believe he'll hit it again before the end of August and not make it back beyond 35% before the election. That would put him at 42% for the election which is still better than he deserves.

narciso

I've dubbed him Betamax Brown, because that was the last time, they had trusted him with
real authority, in the late 70s.

sbw

Fenton: Erin Birx Hart - Hart’s experience also includes tackling environmental issues. She served as Florida’s environmental education director and developed campaigns that focused public attention on water quality and quantity, at-risk habitats and endangered species – including manatees, WHALES and adorable little sea turtles.

narciso

I linked that piece that showed Gallup polls up to 2000, Rick, I'm kind of surprised people took John Anderson so seriously.

narciso

You know there are times, I really want to be wrong about these things, but that only seems to happen with good things,

hit and run

Here's Grand Teton with the conquered Table Mountain in the foreground - the nobby peak directly below the Grand (hard to tell from the pic, but Table is 2 miles from the Grand as the crow flies).

Grand Teton with Table Mountain in the foreground

Still can't believe hit and run jr made the entire 12 mile hike. Oh, and my legs are sore like nobody's business, and that little punk is running around like the hike was half a mile.

GMax

Rick

You are being exceedingly kind in your assumptions. Turnout for blacks and hispanics is unlikely to match 2008. All that means that he needs more whites than 42%. Not gonna happen.

narciso

I tried to shine a little light into the cave,
but somewhat like the creature in Legend, they
avoid it assiduosly;

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/07/gops-weirdly-misguided-obamacare-tax-frenzy-maybe-not-so-weirdly-misguided-after-#disqus_thread

Rick Ballard

GMax,

Current black and Hispanic approval numbers would mean whites have to go to 45% in order for it to be close. That's without accounting for intensity.

Dead Duck Quacking.

narciso

In the unseemly panic category, anything to this?


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/07/07/are-you-ready-for-internet-doomsday/

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