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July 25, 2012

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Janet

Do you plan on reading the bills before you pass them?

Sara

We Need Mitt Romney

New Romney ad features NAACP members saying “We need Romney”
Gus

Thanks Hit and run. I was on auto-Gus-Pilot.

Dave (in MA)
Sure, it sounds good, but polygamy is tough!

Five 'jealous' wives rape Nigerian man to death
...
Onoja stopped breathing when the fifth woman was making her way to the bed.

I think it had more to do with the fact that he had five sets of in-laws.

hit and run

Gus:
I was on auto-Gus-Pilot.

You are now free to move about the cabin.

Gus

Btw Hit, Elizabeth Warren is a REALLY REALLY REALLY bad USED CAR SALES squaw. Her non-denial denials, and her attempts to spin her lies and prevarications is weak and comical.
Warren is STILL, PROUD of her Native American Heritage!!!!

I am still proud of my Cy Young Award from the 1982 American League season.

Seen the future--and don't like it

There are indeed preconditions to the success of a business--or an economy. Private property, the rule of law, free enterprise. Yes those conditions generally exist in the Anglosphere. Obama sure as hell didn't invent them, nor did government. They are societal and cultural conditions which develop over centuries.

But Obama has done a heck of a lot to harm the rule of law and private property. Why don't you ask the senior secured creditors of Chrysler Corp--where the Bamster turned the previously accepted and understood rules of bankruptcy law on their head--to protect his union buddies and screw the creditors?

Actions do have consequences. When an investor can't trust the government to play by the generally accepted rules--he or she doesn't invest.

I'm retired now but in my legal career I saw my clients calculate "political risk" when making investments in Third World countries. Short hand version--is the government likely to change the rules in midstream? Can I protect my property, enforce my contract rights in that country's court system? They made their assessments and risk calculations--and sometimes invested, and sometimes did not.

Who knew that when the Bamster came into office, the US Government would start acting like a frickin' banana republic? Business people have made their own calculations of political risk in the US now--the Chrysler GMC debacle was a "heads up" big time! And now--and I might say justifiably--they're sitting on their assets and waiting this bozo out.

hit and run

Gus, no one can ever take the 1982 Cy Young award away from you. No one.

Ralph L

From Obama's diner dinner:
Foeller and Dilley said Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup. "He's a pretty tall and slender guy," said Dilley. "Maybe that's why."
Or maybe because it's pork!
LUN

Threadkiller

Will you explain the difference between inequity and iniquity?

Ignatz

--Will you explain the difference between inequity and iniquity?--

....in fluent Austrian.

Clarice

I am still proud of my Miss Congeniality Award from the 1962 Miss American Contest..Also my Nobel Prize.

narciso

Now this reporter has shown herself to be quite a hack, notably with that speech last week, but why encourage Brian Williams in the first place;

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-pn-romney-colorado-gun-control-20120725,0,2461655.story?track=rss

Gus

hit and run.

You could try to pry that Cy Young, out of my COLD DEAD HANDS!!

daddy

Ask if all Congress-critters should have to release as many Tax Returns as demanded of Mitt Romney and if not why the double standard?

daddy

This is a bit sad.

Anchorage police kill garbage-eating bear
Biologist says that now bear's three cubs will also have to be destroyed.

Don't know if it's the same Black bear with the 3 cute cubs I posted a short video of last week. I spotted them on a trail about 7 miles down the Turnagain a few days back, and this shooting is in the opposite direction, so who knows.

Oh well, better the bear than some homeowner.

(Another) Barbara

Oh well, better the bear than some homeowner.

Could we know a little bit more about the homeowner, daddy?

Chubby

I'm not happy with what I just read on Politico, about Romney's saying it's time to end political gridlock in DC, reach out to the Dems, and so on, and without specifically saying ithe obstructionism was caused by the Dems, the lingering assumption is left that it was the Republicans who were obstructive, so he's implicitly making the lying Democrat argument against Republicans. I don't see how this tactic will work for him and I am disappointed that he is using it.

Chubby

I hate stories like that daddy. the poor things are half starving, need to take care of their young, and just doing the best that they can do. I yearn for the day when lion and lamb and little children -- and bears -- no longer live in enmity.

Sara

Do you have a link Chubby? I am not seeing the piece you are talking about. I don't trust much of what shows up on Politico since they often come to some pretty outlandish conclusions that tend to be out of context.

When I read anything at Politico, I keep in mind that they are 100% for Obama and will interpret everything thru that lens.

rse

Kim & Melinda-

On Judy please keep in mind her employer has gag rules in place on other issues I have seen to keep the grants rolling in. I wouldn't be the least surprised if they exist for climate or hard science now as well.

To some extent being known for being open-minded is already out on the limb. If she is getting less open-minded she has probably been reminded of that and that there's another eng school going into place at the rival.To credential without being a stickler for the hard sciences seems to be the reason it was created.

She's a heckuvan impartial judge.

I've actually got a lot of faith in Judy, rse. I know, I'm pretty naive, but she has been the bravest of the consensus climate scientists, and they all need to get a lot braver. She knows that, too.

I've little doubt, though, that you perceive one of the pressures upon her.

What is the rival school that is getting the engineering school? I don't think they'll be able to stop rambling wrecks.
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Melinda Romanoff

I might have been a bit harsh, again. It's her place and I'm just an interloper with theories.

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

I've been laughing for the last 20 minutes reading all these suggestions for questions for my guest. I do want to remind people that if I offend the guest to within an inch of his life, he will be unlikely to ever come back and be interviewed again - nor will anyone else.

So I will attempt to not do that. No guarantees tho. I'd like to simply expose his beliefs and let the audience make up its own mind - which for me will be very hard to do.

Rick, we will order from Chic-fil-a and have Amy deliver it .

Thomas Collins

Jane, you might ask him whether he is more concerned about the way Mitt and Ann Romney spend their money or about the way Obama has spent the American people's money. You might also ask him whether he thinks Bain on balance has helped saved or generated more or fewer jobs than Solyndra type programs.

Thomas Collins

You could ask why He thinks Obama is claiming executive privilege on Fast and Furious in light of Obama's claims that he had no discussions about the program's development and implementation with Holder.

hit and run

In 2004, President Bush famously avoided answer the question about what he thought his biggest mistake was. President Obama, when asked the same question said his biggest mistake was not telling enough stories. Do you agree with President Obama?

(Yes) You also wish he would tuck you in at night, don't you?

(No) What was his biggest mistake in your opinion, and do you think Obama is lying or delusional?

hit and run

In 2004, President Bush famously avoided answer the question about what he thought his biggest mistake was. President Obama, when asked the same question said his biggest mistake was not telling enough stories. Do you agree with President Obama?

(Yes) You also wish he would tuck you in at night, don't you?

(No) What was his biggest mistake in your opinion, and do you think Obama is lying or delusional?

Stephanie

Ask him if he agrees with Lafkoff, Warren and Obama who have all said that business people didn't build their businesses, somebody else made that happen.

Tie it to all three. Don't let him claim Obama didn't say it, and show him the quotes from all three saying the same thing. Then ask him why everyone who uses those roads, schools, and infrastructure isn't successful, too.

Stephanie

OH, yeah... ask him if his campaign requires ID for admittance to his events like Obama's does and why he's denying access to his campaign for the poor and minority citizens he wishes to 'serve.'

If he answers no, ask him why Obama is underserving the poor and minorities who he claims to champion. Aren't they good enough to attend his events, too?

AliceH

Posted by: Sara | July 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM

A very good ad, Sara. Thanks for linking that.

I wonder, though, how effective these youtube ads posted by various campaigns really are in improving the only metric that counts - votes in November. Who actually watches them other than folks like us who are already likely voters and already decided who to vote for? Do these ever show up on television to reach a wider, less politically aware audience? (I don't watch enough tv to know).

Stephanie

They show up on the talk shows on TV like Hannity and Greta. Other than that, I think there's a blackout from MSDNC and the other liberal outfits. Never seen the DAMSM showing the effective R ads. Wouldn't be prudent... ;)

rse

Kim-the Bulldogs are opening one and the consensus has been your point--why? It cannot be better. But the one in athens can take the constructivist approach and credential using Discipline Based Research to determine what classroom activities can retain participation sufficiently that enough of each population hang in there for degrees. Then you mandate those techniques everywhere via accreditation. And you use civil rights laws to require proportionality so the private employers must hire warm bodies with the right credentials and govt is already captive. Nothing gets innovated since you are gutting specialist knowledge on the road to proportionality of degrees. But that was the whole point. I had intuited that and could tell from the NRC reports on higher ed that was the side effect.

But now I have found an Ehrlich co-author laying all that out about 15 years ago.

Follow the footnotes.

Follow the co-authors.

And Judy is being brave but that alternative engineering school and what I know is in place will add to her pressure. She and the profs cannot talk about it. Just we laypeople who come upon discussions in official documents including a PI bragging about it as a means of coercion other state systems just emulate at an NSF workshop in January 2009. A Ky prof who participated had it on her personal site to show she was a player. I found it and downloaded it and hardcopied.

It's not a smoking gun of how to corrupt research u's. The gun is still in the braggard's hand and other systems are discussing whether they could get their governing bds to do the same to get rid of dissenters to whatever policies and practices the grant money pushes.

Stephanie

Too bad you can't 'homeschool' college. You can take MIT and GT and other college classes online but for nondegree purposes only. Pity, that.

centralcal

Speaking of political ads, Karl Rove said on Hannity last night that the TV ad campaigns won't rally kick into gear until September. Hannity asked about the effectiveness of the web ads, and Karl basically said that they keep up the pressure on Obama and his team, and help in keeping the mocking going (in the press, I think) when Obama steps in it.

henry

rse, when I was there the Bulldog engineering program told the accreditors to get stuffed. So much has changed.

Chubby

Sara,

I erred and typed "politico" when it is a RCP link LUN. As you know, the Democrats are running around saying DC is broken because it's the Republicans' fault, which is a flat-out lie, so whenever gridlock is under discussion I wish Romney would get across a message of *Democrat* obstructionism, because if he doesn't he's echoing one of their favorite and most-repeated talking points. Imo, the truth about Democrat obstructionism, with Obama and Reid leading the pack, must get out loud and clear.

here is the transcript:

((Romney: It's Time For Leadership That Will Put Aside Partisanship And Focus On The Nation

BRIAN WILLIAMS: And when Mitt Romney arrives in Washington, how will Washington be any different from the Washington we've seen these past few years, which any American will tell you is hopelessly broken, busted?

MITT ROMNEY: You know, all I can say is that I got elected governor of a state that was 87% Democrat. And it was not lost on me that if I went around attacking the Democrat leadership, I was gonna get nothing done and none of my vetoes would be upheld. And I began a relationship with the speaker of the House and the Senate president that was personal. We respected each other. We often disagreed. But we found common ground from time to time.

That has to happen. There has to be a president that buries the hatchet and says, "We're gonna go to work to try and get America on track." We-- we're at a critical time in this country. If we keep going down the path we're on, we're gonna end up like Europe or worse. It's time to have leadership that will put aside Republican and par-- and-- and Democrat, and instead focus on what's necessary for the nation. I'm willing to do that. I think others in Washington have recognized the need to do that. I see hopeful signs we're gonna finally get America on track again.))


BRIAN WILLIAMS: And when Mitt Romney arrives in Washington, how will Washington be any different from the Washington we've seen these past few years, which any American will tell you is hopelessly broken, busted?

MITT ROMNEY: You know, all I can say is that I got elected governor of a state that was 87% Democrat. And it was not lost on me that if I went around attacking the Democrat leadership, I was gonna get nothing done and none of my vetoes would be upheld. And I began a relationship with the speaker of the House and the Senate president that was personal. We respected each other. We often disagreed. But we found common ground from time to time.

That has to happen. There has to be a president that buries the hatchet and says, "We're gonna go to work to try and get America on track." We-- we're at a critical time in this country. If we keep going down the path we're on, we're gonna end up like Europe or worse. It's time to have leadership that will put aside Republican and par-- and-- and Democrat, and instead focus on what's necessary for the nation. I'm willing to do that. I think others in Washington have recognized the need to do that. I see hopeful signs we're gonna finally get America on track again.
))

Captain Hate

Hannity asked about the effectiveness of the web ads, and Karl basically said that they keep up the pressure on Obama and his team, and help in keeping the mocking going (in the press, I think) when Obama steps in it.

I'm getting nervous at the increased frequency of me agreeing with Rove.

Chubby

sorry for the double transcipt above in my post above about Romney and obstructionism

getting used to a new keyboard :(

Ignatz

I wouldn't worry too much Chubby. I can't think of a single candidate who hasn't done the earnest "reach across the aisle" baloney.

Ranger

Too bad you can't 'homeschool' college.

Check out Western Governors University. You might be surprised.

Jim Ryan

I'm getting nervous at the increased frequency of me agreeing with Rove.

Maybe he's good at tactics and bad at big-picture conservatism?

Years ago Vodkapundit used to post convincingly about Thomas Friedman, saying that he was extremely keen at diagnosing Middle East tensions and an utter moron at recommending what to do about them.

Idiot savants.

pagar

Ranger, thank you so much for the Western Governors University note. I had never heard of them. They may fit a need for a grandchild of ours.

Janet

Do these ever show up on television to reach a wider, less politically aware audience? (I don't watch enough tv to know).

I have the same concerns as AliceH. In past elections (W & McCain) I never saw the really good, hard hitting ads on TV here in Virginia. I'd like short, brutal ones.
...and if Romney wins, I'd like more ads from the RNC & PACs to run to correct MFM lies before they take hold. A front line defense. That RNC ad of Dems. talking about Saddam Hussein while "High Heeled Boys" played in the background should have been played everywhere when the MFM were beating up on W. I only saw it online though.

Ranger

Pager, isn't that the cool thing about JOM. When you respond to one person's comment, you may be answering another person's question without even realizing it.

Captain Hate

Maybe he's good at tactics and bad at big-picture conservatism?

He's great at appealing to people to give up their hard earned jack to support Republican causes and his American Crossroads ads have been extremely well done. I believe with Reince Priebus in charge of the party Rove can concentrate on things he does best.

AliceH

I'm sure this is on topic somewhere.

Back in 2004, Stossel interviewed Al Sharpton, then running for president, about what is a "fair" tax for the 1%. Sharpton said they should pay 15%. Hah!

Chubby

((...and if Romney wins, I'd like more ads from the RNC & PACs to run to correct MFM lies before they take hold. A front line defense. That RNC ad of Dems. talking about Saddam Hussein while "High Heeled Boys" played in the background should have been played everywhere when the MFM were beating up on W. I only saw it online though. ))

I wonder why the careerists who earn millions of dollars and who could actually implement an idea like this never have ideas that are half as good as this one.

Jack, be nimble.

Got it, rse @ 8:19 AM, and thanks.
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