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July 23, 2012



Holmes received $171,024 from the National Institute of Health for his first year in the program.

Of that total, $26,000 is allotted for “personal expenses.”


you didn't buy those weapons, the govt did that


Scientists say the universe is made up of protones, neutrons and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.


Well it's more entertaining to have a fable like the one, Drumont and Vaillant spun about
the Canal Scandal, but it has no practical use.


Rangers thump the Sox 9 to 1. Nice to see the run explosion tonight.


Sue did you vote in early voting yet? Cruz is going to take it, I believe.


Yes, it takes particles of adamantium to be this dense;



Not yet. I think Dewhurst blew it.


Well when he started with the stupid Chinese ads against Cruz, he lost any chance to change my mind. I just got madder and madder the more it played. I bet a lot of folks did too.


Another example of vaporization;


Bill in AZ sez it's time for Obama/Holder murder trial in Mexico

Missed the Javelina thread... I have a dozen poking around below the deck right this minute. With barbecue sauce it tastes just like bald eagle eggs, err... wait, no...
It can be a bit tough and gamey, but I've usually had it slow cooked all day in a barbecue or hot pepper sauce.
And this morning I had a couple elk trying to get into the garden for seconds. They pretty much wiped it out last week.


--With barbecue sauce it tastes just like bald eagle eggs, err... wait, no...--



I kept waiting on dewhurst to tell me what he was for and what he has done.all I got was something negative about cruz


I kept waiting on dewhurst to tell me what he was for and what he has done.all I got was something negative about cruz.


Kindle and typepad. Not a good combination.

Soylent Red

By 2-1, he's rated as more likable than Romney.

The political equivalent of "Well, she has a great personality."

Javelina is good meat, but gamey. Every time I have eaten it, it has been soaked in saltwater brine and slow roasted in some sort of sauce. You can still taste the gamey flavor through all that.

I'll bet it would make excellent sausage though. You say the word Bill in AZ and I'll come down and reduce your population for you.


The Chinese ad did it for me, too. Showed a horrible lack of judgment. I will be voting tomorrow for Cruz.

Danube of Thought

I think just about everything would be OK as sausage, given the right preparation and seasoning. If ever I am left to a Donner Party or Andes plane crah situation, I am going to put my foot down in favor of sausage.

Being careful, of course, about where I put my foot down.

Frau Imitierte

ChaCo, more beer and coffee.


I go out for smoked tuna and good beer to go with and miss all the fun:)

BOzo would not survive on a deserted island with this kid either DOT and certainly appreciate your sentiments on that front.

I loved when my great uncle made sausage. It was the best! However, there were all kinds of jokes about Uncle Dave putting saltpeter in the mix...


Likeable is the wrong word to poll. Has anyone seen anything by anyone saying that Mitt Romney has an unlikeable bone in his body? Everyone who knows him likes him or say they love him. I rarely hear anyone say they like the Liar-in-Chief. There is nothing very likeable about him.

Change likeable to cool and you get a whole different story.


Thinking today on the dogwalk about "likable" Obama having so many "unlikable" supporters, I simply input "hateful comments by Obama supporters" into the search window and these popped up at the top:

Hoffa: " Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”

Twitter's to Brad Pitts Mom:

“Die, Brad Pitt’s mom… just die!”

“Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”

“F— you, brad pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko.”

“Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c--t.”

(@mattyglesias), who tweeted: “Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead.”

"Looks like #AndrewBreitbart passed away? Could not have happened to a better person!"

The Left is a depressing cesspool of hate. Plenty more where that came from.

There used to be a saying, "You are known by the company you keep." Don't know how "likable" Obama has been able to avoid the "unlikable" taint of the company that he keeps.



Re: your 07:33 question about ever having mistakenly landed a big plane at the wrong (and small) field.

Thankfully, the answer is no.

Besides crashing, that is about the worst thing that can happen in this business. Pretty much it's instant termination, with eternal self condemnation of "How the heck could I have been so stupid as to have done that."

About 20 years back I was a flight engineer on a 727 going Portland to Spokane at @ 5 AM. The 2 guys driving were old friends from different aircraft days, and one guy was qualifying the other guy in the 727. They were BS'ing about various cockpit stuff, and just as dawn was coming up in their eyes on this foggy morning, Approach Control asked if they had the field in sight out at about 1 o'clock.

They replied "Yes", so he cleared them to switch to Tower Radio Freq and cleared for the Visual Approach.

Thankfully I was paying attention and had done the route many many time prior (which they had not) and I noticed they were heading toward the airport at our 11 o'clock, not at our 1 o'clock position.

What they were doing was visually lining up to land at Fairchild Air Force Base, which is easy to do in such conditions (if you're not crosschecking your instruments) because it is aligned in the same direction as the Runway of their expected Spokane Runway, and is only a few miles different.

Click here and look at the Sectional Chart in the bottom right and you'll immediately see what I mean.

Anyhow, I was able to point out that we were lining up on the wrong airfield, they both immediately recognized it after I brought it to their attention, and I earned free beers for the layover since I had saved our collective rear ends.

So it can be easier than you might think to make that incorrect decision, especially if you're back side of the clock tired and not thinking sharp, but chances are that if someone makes that incorrect decision in this day and age their career is over. My guess is that's what is going to happen to the Military Transport jet crew mentioned in the story you linked. "Break's of Naval Air" is the old slogan.


I'm pretty sure Jay Leno is not a "left wing bigot".



Rereading your link Huge jet lands at small airport, I see that they were intending to land at MacDill AFB, but instead landed at some dinky little field nearby called Peter O. Knight Airport.

Looking at their sectional, (towards the middle) it appears that the tiny field (O'Knight) is located just to the north east from MacDill, across a short stretch of water, and exactly aligned with MacDill's primary Runway. If they did not have an emergency which required them to land there, and if they were not intentionally trying to land there (which I can't imagine) then my guess is it's an example of visually focusing on the wrong field and touching down, before realizing their error and being able to go around. Or, as they say in the Air Force, "Shit happens!"


Morning Jane,

Nice Scott Brown ad linked over at Legal Insurrection. Does a nice job of tying Liz and Obama's "You didn't build it" together.


I can't remember if I saw this posted on a JOM thread today or not. It is, IMO, one of the best political ads I've ever seen. And the way it uses the quotes is brilliant.

Go Scotty!

Let America Be America Again


U-T San Diego:

Presidential busts: The worst of all: Barack Obama (2009-?)

He took office at a time when the U.S. economy was on its worst slide in 75 years, but pushed policies using borrowed money that were more meant to preserve government jobs than broadly help the private sector where the great majority of Americans work, ensuring the jobs crisis continued.

He railed against the heavy spending and big deficits of his predecessor, but blithely backed budgets that had triple the deficits ever seen in American history.

Read the whole miserable thing...


Gawd Bless Prince Harry!

Prince Harry bags tix to the Olympic beach volleyball competitions.


"Prince Harry, who hooked up with members of Brazil’s beach volleyball team in Rio..."

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

My cousin sent this in email:


This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

... "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."

Captain Hate

daddy, thanks for the feedback. I figured it was easier to get confused up there than most people would think.

hit and run

Via JWF:

President Obama’s campaign team argued Monday that Mitt Romney will need to prove that his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour” by offering a substantive foreign policy platform during his travels to the United Kingdom, Israel, and Poland.


On This Date In 2008 Obama gave his speech in Berlin in front of over 200,000 fellow "citizens of the world". Shortly before the speech, after being told the Pentagon would not allow Obama to be accompanied by campaign staff and the press, the Obama campaign announced that it was scrubbing plans for Obama to visit wounded American troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Photo op denied, Obama decided it was not worth his time to visit the troops.


daddy-years ago we had gone to Elbow Cay in the Abacos for Thanksgiving and severe storms blocked access further north on the return so we ended up landing an Aztec in West Palm amid the big jets and jet setters there for the holiday.

I learned I never wanted to experience 2 G's of being knocked around again.

Melinda Romanoff

Storms have successfully passed through.

I, however, am drenched from mid-thigh and down. I hate sideways rain.


Mel, public transportation is fun. Plus your drenched legs helped save the planet. I stayed dry in my planet destroying gas guzzler. ;)

Melinda Romanoff

I got hosed down when I got off my second leg of public transportation. Twenty feet up on an uncovered EL platform is fun in thirty mile an hour gusts. I didn't stand a chance.


"The problem is much deeper"

Just how deep the problem is can be seen here.


"land of the freebies, Home of the Enslaved"

"Nonetheless, the IRS appraised it at $65M.

The federal government forbids the owner of Canyon to sell it, and forbids anyone to buy it. But the tax for inheriting it? Plus a penalty for daring to declare its worthless? $29,200,000." --

This is total insanity.


He really is Zaphod Beblebrox, 'If there anything bigger than my ego, I want it shot'
yet that was portrayed as compassionate, meanwhile in the LUN, the dry ice was actively employed to deny the truth.


Woman dies after abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic

Where is the Hollywood movie about this dangerous business & the people that are killed & harmed? Julia Robertson, Meryl Streep, Sally Field,...????Hello!???

Wonderful comments on this thread. Loved Centralcal's post about the lawyers ad on TV looking for ABC customers!
and great point about the hatred in Obama's followers.


Nice video pagar.

And those are only the areas of financial dependency which is bad enough. With policies in education designed to enervate and alter the soul and spirit from within, this is only going to get worse unless the various elements are appreciated soon.

Right now if you break up the policies and adopt them piecemeal the gears still fit together but it is harder for the taxpayers to see what is being done to all of us.


*Julia Roberts*
I don't even know their names anymore...I've disconnected from Hollywood.


'Good news, everybody' 'Chaingang' Charlie has glommed onto as the newest voter fraud flack.


Well my brain woke me up early to remind me of just how much I know about how disabilities law, which seems compassionate, is being used to drive real substantive change that would be hugely controversial if properly understood.

I really knew this was a vehicle that had been taken over when I saw Rachel Maddow this morning castigating Jim DeMint for just slowing down the juggernaut of the UN Disability Treaty.


Briefly the point now is to no longer accommodate the person with the disability. What is done for everyone must be what is needed by one or a few. Gets at all so it's arguably not stigmatizing. For an employer it's an expensive mandate. For education it means everyone gets behavioral therapy and no one gets a lecture pushing content.

Equitably barren, manipulative, and expensive.


WI AG appeals voter ID stay, in the Waukesha appeals court. No mention of timing, but at least it's out of Madison.


Well, if you're going to do it, go to the experts;


James D.

Briefly the point now is to no longer accommodate the person with the disability. What is done for everyone must be what is needed by one or a few. Gets at all so it's arguably not stigmatizing.

Remember Thomas Perez, head of the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department? Back in 2010, he forced several universities to shut down test programs offering free Kindle DX readers (the larger-size model, ideal for textbooks) to students to see if they could replace paper texts with e-readers.

Perez' reason? The Kindle is not accessible to the blind, and therefore they would be left behind. So instead, everyone loses.

I'd say that the rot is very, very deeply set in.


But Koch, eleventy, sarc;



Maybe we need to see more photos of Obama golfing with his buddies and Romney surfing with his sons to help establish who the real elitist is.


SCOTUS has set October 10 as the date for oral arguments in the Fisher affirmative action case against U-Texas.

Something to talk about those last few weeks going into voting.


Just reading headlines at the moment, not the articles themselves since I'm pressed for time, but Hot Air has a headline that poll shows Romney singing ad is working for Obama with independent voters. Jane might want to check out what it says when she gets a minute.


Robert McCain called this, the FRumDreher;



There is another intent and future use for the disability law, loss of parental control in all aspects of disabled children''s lives. This law sets up quite nicely government control of all children born with disabilities. That is, with single payer, if there are any disabled children allowed to be born. The UN will decide.


I would like to see the disability laws applied to airports where it is now impossible to get red caps or even luggage carriers after you leave the security checkpoint and travel the bazillion miles to your gate.

Danube of Thought

Minus 12 at Raz today.

Trails Romney by 1.


Trudeau (Doonesbury) has now taken to attacking voter I.D> laws as a return to Jim Crow. Idiot.


No details on the samples, no pointing out it's been prov ed to be a lie,



DrewM at Ace's place linked to Karol, of Alarming News fame and provided us with this tidbit from her:

In 1977, the year I was born and the year my father, his mother, his aunt and many other Jews left the Soviet Union (my mother and I left in 197, the Soviet propaganda machine began circulating a rumor. It went, roughly: life in America is so terrible that the old people eat cat food.

This was…perplexing.

People didn’t quite get it: they have food specifically made for cats in America? What a country!

A lot of things about America remained beyond their comprehension.

I am marking the link to go back and read it in its entirety when I have time. But how funny is that? What a country!


Thanks laura. It's a shame CEC is not on that aspect.

Clarice-they don't do practical remediation. Only power grabs and use as tools of servitude.

I feel bad that GHWB thinks this passage would add to his legacy but

Not. How. It. Works.

I doubt if he appreciates how intrusive ADA itself became and I am out of that daily bus.


Sue, that is great - going to go read it now!


Looks as though Obama is a felonious tax evader:http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/did_barack_obama_underreport_his_income_to_irs.html


That link was wonderful, Sue. I especially like and was moved by this:

A week after my father arrived in New York, he and a friend were walking around Manhattan in pure wonder. They got to midtown and stood in front of Bloomingdale’s watching well-dressed people come in and out. They discussed it amongst themselves that they would obviously have to show evidence that they had money, or proof of income, or some other paperwork to get inside. Surely this store for the wealthy wouldn’t just let them in. They watched and watched but didn’t see people getting stopped. They walked slowly through the doors and found no one gave them a second look.
Jim Ryan

Trudeau (Doonesbury) has now taken to attacking voter I.D laws as a return to Jim Crow. insinuated that black people are too incompetent to go downtown and get photo ID. Idiot.


James D.

Not sure we should thank you for that link to Frum, narcisco.

To say that David Frum is an idiot and a jackass is an insult to idiots and jackasses.


Gee, cc, that's how I felt growing up in the South the first time I was in a grocery store on a Sunday that didn't have a sign "No Sunday Sales." I still remember my brother driving with me to Texas for my summer clerkship and then looking at me to see if I thought that meant we could buy beer.

Kim-if you are around, I don't think you will want to miss today's. At least if you think Ehrlich and Holdren are important to the story of AGW and statist scheming.


--Hot Air has a headline that poll shows Romney singing ad is working for Obama with independent voters--

Yeah, and there were polls showing Barry's Bain ads working and his outsourcing ads working, but once they toted all polls up there was nothing there.
If they had worked they wouldn't be on to something new every week.


Why does Trudeau want unidentified people to vote?


"The UN will decide."

That is even scarier than "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.

The US needs to get completely out of the UN, NOW. It is nothing but a ripoff.


The US needs to get completely out of the UN, NOW. It is nothing but a ripoff an enemy of America and freedom.



Sorry, pagar .. my attempt to strikethrough didn't work. LOL


The Kindle is not accessible to the blind, and therefore they would be left behind. So instead, everyone loses.

An even more extreme example: In our apartment building there is only one passenger elevator, and one freight elevator. We cannot upgrade the freight elevator to be used as a passenger elevator, which would relieve congestion for everyone (including the disabled), because its door isn't wide enough. So here's something that would benefit everyone, including the disabled, who won't have to wait as long for the accessible elevator (not that there are any disabled people in our building), and it's not allowed.

Also, remodeling within our own apartment, if walls are moved and doors built, must accommodate the disabled. We were going to enlarge a bathroom, but were told that we had to make it wheelchair accessible with a wide door. Our own apartment!


fdcol63, I'm glad to see your efforts, maybe we can convince some others. Every dollar spent on the UN is putting US further into slavery and gains us nothing.
jimmyk, There are thousands if not millions of those examples, in every aspect of life today. It is insane.


henry, Mel, I'm jealous of your rain. We took WonderGirl up to G.S. camp a week ago Sunday, and then back this Sunday for another session. The corn was pretty bad 9 days ago, and it's only gotten worse. Every day I drive through fields in the river bottomland, and if it's not irrigated it's dead.

(Do you think we could find a politician willing to propose a bill suspending ethanol fuel mandates for 15 months? No, of course not. Better to have the Middle East collapse further into civil war over high food prices than to interfere with ADM pouring our food supply into gas tanks.)

Back in 2010, he forced several universities to shut down test programs offering free Kindle DX readers (the larger-size model, ideal for textbooks) to students to see if they could replace paper texts with e-readers.
A few more details: This was about screen readers for blind students, which wasn't finished in time to make the first version of the Kindle software. The test was a very limited 1-semester test run -- something like 20 sections of classes over just a few colleges. If there was any student in any of those sections who was blind, of course they didn't test in that section. The next version of the Kindle software, which included the screen reader, was already released to beta testers midway through the semester. By the time the government brought suit, the semester was over, the test was over, and the new version of the software -- with the screen reader -- was already released.

Oh, and Kindles and tablet computers have proven to be very effective tools for certain people with certain disabilities.


Wow, jimmyk...that is something. We live in a historic neighborhood & they really monitor what goes on outside the house.


jimmyk, the fruitcakes in Santa Monica instituted a similar rule prohibiting home renovations unless the entire home was made handicapped accessible even if no one who lived or visited there was handicapped.This means, of course, that people will either not undertake renovations or will do so illegally for the most part. The existing housing stock is a mess. (They also will not allow the tear down of the tiny accessory bungalows they permitted on residential property during WWII and the immediate aftermath when there was a serious housing shortage.


And yet when I wanted permission from a landlord to install grab bars around the tub and toilet at my own expense, I was turned down because of a rule that nothing could be screwed or nailed into the walls according to my lease.

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