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November 18, 2012


Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)



I was off welcoming Alice back on the other thread.

And I do think there is power in accurately recognizing the intent of policies and Exec orders we are not even supposed to know about.

Only this administration would engage in the Newspeak perversity of making a Positive School Climate mandate a means of selling everyone and everything is oppressive.

An anti-bullying initiative to justify federal bullying is more like it.

Thomas Collins

Earthquakes in the afternoon, too. Northwestern tops Michigan State and possibly locks up a spot in the Gator Bowl.

In second tier games, I heard Oregon and Kansas State were having some trouble. And those Fighting Irish fans actually think Notre Dame would have a chance against an SEC team in the BCS Championship Game.

Nothing like getting one of America's most powerful and fanatical alumni and non-alumni rooting groups ticked off at you on a Sunday afternoon! :-)


Narciso posted this last night.
"Well Jim, if you look at this result, the libertarian drew twice the margin of Matheson/Love"


Yesterday we had some link that there were still uncounted ballots in that area some of which might apply to the Mia Love race.
This link says:


I could be wrong but it is my understanding that once one concedes, there is no longer a race. No longer a chance to win.

Why on earth would some one concede before all the ballots are counted?

Can anyone name any policy position that the Democrats have set forth that is good for the USA?

Can anyone name any Democrat office holder at any level that believes the USA should have honest elections. i.e. A person only is allowed on the voter rolls after they are proven to be a US citizen. A person going to the polls or absentee voter must prove by qualified photo ID that they are the person listed as authorized to vote by being on the register. Only one vote is counted per authorized voter.
I don't think such an office holder exists.
IMO, when any Democrats are gathered together, at any level, from the smallest
precinct on up they are working against everything I believe in concerning the security of our nation and citizens. I urge every candidate that shares my views to never concede until the last vote has been tallied.


Welcome back, AliceH. I didn't miss you too much, because I started following you on Twitter! ha ha.

Well, well, well - journolists (no misspelling) do "out" themselves so obviously.

Major Garrett who left Fox News because he felt writing was really his talent (eyeroll) and wasn't comfortable on screen, has just been hire as White House correspondent for...


CBS News.

Thomas Collins

Meanwhile, Derek Dooley probably wishes an earthquake caused the cancellation of Tennessee's entire season. See LUN.

Jim Eagle

The Golden Dome has an extra luminosity today.

Sorry to post such a long item here but got it in the mail today. Its been around before and it seems more Nostradamus than fable:

Thanksgiving 2022

"Winston, come into the dining room, its time to eat," Julia yelled to her husband. "In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he answered.

Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington .
Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad" example it sets for the rest of the world," Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting.
Yet it wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey. Even though it was the best type of VeggieMeat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.
The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold.
Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats — which were monitored and controlled by the electric company — be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the North side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment. He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program.

And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. "The RHC's resources are limited," explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel B ill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife were flying in.

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids. Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity" in order to stay "one step ahead of the terrorists."

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine. Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact.
"A living Constitution is extremely flexible", said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. " Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example," she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children. He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. The only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford.
She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other calamities were "just around the corner", but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility. It didn't help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being. Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13.

The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to "spur economic growth." This time, they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement.

At least, he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life "fair for everyone" realized their full potential.

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn't happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2012, when all the real nonsense began. "Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd just said 'enough is enough' when we had the chance," he thought.
Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.

Mark Twain once said: "Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Referring back to the last thread and people needing cheering up; let us say a small prayer for poor DoT who awakes to a world in which dread NOTRE DAME is number one!
For Dot,
The lark is not on the wing,
The snail is not on the thorn,
God's in South Bend,
And all's not right with the world, I'm afraid.

Captain Hate

And those Fighting Irish fans actually think Notre Dame would have a chance against an SEC team in the BCS Championship Game.

Notre Dame was lucky to get past Stanford and Pitt and now they'll face U$C sans Matt Barkley. They're a good team but if they were in the SEC they'd have at least 2 losses. Kansas State's loss was a major disappointment. I welcome any defeat of Nike U.


Notre Dame was dead to me after honoring 0bambi.



It's Sunday already?

Thomas Collins

For those who like the new four team setup as a way to dilute SEC participation, keep in mind that if the four team setup were in effect this year, an all SEC "tournament" would be a possibility (it's quite possible that Notre Dame could lose to USC, and Oregon could lose the Civil War next week or, if Stanford beats UCLA, not make it to the Pac-12 final and possibly end up at number 5).

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Does anyone believe this NYT headline?

U.S. Fears a Ground War in Gaza Could Hurt Israel and Help Hamas

I might buy it if "Fears" was replaced with "Hopes". Otherwise, no soap.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki


Posted by: Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!) | November 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM--

Shouldn't that be "Threadbirther!" :)


jib-thought b gates had been writing.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/18/bill-gates-digital-revolution-just-beginning-were-going-surprise-ours . I just read this and wish sheppard had a better appreciation for the kind of innovation Gates is talking about. One of the commentrs says Zakaria must have been upset with this future vision. Well, no, it's that same oligarchical vision Zakaria pushed at a Big Blue conference I listened to.

I would say Gates is unaware the digital ed revolution will create mindless drones but the paper trails fit better with the masses need an overlord and Gaia has a temp view that justifies all Statism.

With Journolist one side gets told the extent of the blueprint. We go around praising ideas that are actually contrary to what we believe when you read the small print.


"Does anyone believe this NYT headline?"

No, it is simply another leftist propaganda
spreader lying to America.
" Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)"

How is this going to help prevent the Democrats from destroying the USA?


Funny I just read Israel bumped off the Hamas rocket coordinator.

NJ Jan


Shortly after Major Garrett left Fox News, he also said he felt that Fox was over the top and he had to push positions he was uncomfortable with. After I read that, I lost any respect I had for him. He now has what he wanted, a comfy and welcoming membership in the club.

Charlie (Colorado)

I could be wrong but it is my understanding that once one concedes, there is no longer a race. No longer a chance to win.

You are.

Charlie (Colorado)

You might recall that Al Gore conceded then unconceded.

Jim Eagle

Skins score first.

Hail to the Redskins
Hail Victory
Braves on the warpath
Fight for Old DC

NJ Jan

Re: Major Garrett



We have a media fit for a dictatorship, specially in the so called non political press, Sean Flynn in GQ, which somehow finds advertising, doesn't even name Woods and Doherty, in their adoring focus on Stevens, and
forget about the jihadists, they just showed up,
Rubio gives an interview, where he praises Eminem's music and Public Enemy, winning the future, well he disses Pitbull for good measure.

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

How have they helped prevent it thus far, pagar?

The GOP has screwed this up beyond belief. Their new hope is to run Jindal and his 100% plan. F' that.

By leaving the GOP, at the registrars office, they will have an exit poll that is finally worth something.

Iggy's link:


I am convinced the GOP will not mount an effective campaign. The Dems rule the roost when it comes to pandering, so why go there?

Chick-til-A showed us the demographic that needs to be welcomed into the party. Until that happens, I shall remain an Independent.


Thanks for the link, NJ Jan. I hadn't read that before, nor does it surprise.

Hhhmmm - media polarization, political polarization - are problematic for Mr. Garrett, are they? And just what does he suppose CBS (and their brethren) are all about? Leftist propaganda is not polarizing to those of us who are not leftists? snort.


The St. Lucie County canvassing board has missed a noon deadline to file election results to the Division of Elections, prompting campaign officials for Patrick Murphy to declare the political newcomer the winner in the race for congressional District 18 race.

Under Florida law, the final certified results were due from all of the state’s 67 supervisors of elections today. If the results do not arrive on time, the certified unofficial results submitted last Sunday stand. Those results have Murphy winning by 0.58 percent. A spread of less than 0.5 percent would have triggered an automatic recount.

“Today at noon, it became clear Patrick Murphy will be officially certified as the next congressman from the 18th Congressional District,” Anthony Kusich, Murphy for Congressman campaign manager, said in a prepared statement issued around 12:40 p.m. “The voters have spoken and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner. It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.”


Tim Edson, Murphy’s campaign manager, disagreed.

“As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” Edson said. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”

Edson said other problems arose this morning. The recount showed 900 voters cast ballots in precinct 93, where there are 7 registered voters, Edson said.

“We have concerns here,” Edson said. “The results are raising more questions.”

Shortly after the deadline passed, attorneys for West headed to the St. Lucie County Courthouse to request an emergency hearing on the issue. It is not known if a hearing has been scheduled.

(Excerpt) Read more at palmbeachpost.com ...

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)


I like Threadbirther Ig!

I like death threats from Clarice even more, so that should secure my demise.


I think there's an error in the article and that Edson is West's , not Murphy's , manager.

Captain Hate

Is there anything this idiot isn't irritating at?

Dick Vitale Dick Vitale ‏@DickieV Pls ND haters get over it Irish r # 1 - don't give me the weak schedule rap -give Real student athletes a tip of the hat ! @CoachBrianKelly


Is it too much to expect a modicum of competence in Sports, I realize it's a rhetorical question,

900 votes in a precinct with only 7, 'you're out of order, this court is out of order,' so they got their flunky, I don't know if Murphy is merely mendacious like Mahoney, or a mere cipher
like Klein,

Daily Countdown Clock

Days Until Obama is Out of Office: 1,524

Rick Ballard

"We go around praising ideas that are actually contrary to what we believe when you read the small print."


I'd like to be able to trace the origins of promotion of the bidding war for trash rental in the GOP. There is no examination of the complete party success in Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas etc. and no examination of the process going on in Missouri, Wisconsin and North Carolina, none of which accepts the idiotic "brown tide" nonsense promoted by "conservative thinkers" infected with the Chicago/Northeastern rot. No one is asking how Louisiana, with a voting population only 64% white and 28% Republican manages to have a GOP Statehouse, control of both branches of the legislature, one Senator and five out of six House seats.

Texas isn't quite as lopsided but the Republicans will have control through 2022.

What is the impetus behind the oligarch sycophant's push for Blue Hell trash rental?


It is not merely educational strategies that are 'mind arson,' but imagine taking this sort of Sophism seriously.


Jane on IPad

Hi guys! Did you miss us? So what did we miss?

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

Pagar, another example provided by Clarice:

Edson said other problems arose this morning. The recount showed 900 voters cast ballots in precinct 93, where there are 7 registered voters, Edson said.

This is where the GOP constantly fails. They should be full guns in the middle of this mess. Instead they let timelines come and pass without making so much as a peep. Unless you count this:

“The voters of Florida’s 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about irregularities in the tabulation process,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

“This is not about any one candidate. It is about preserving and protecting the integrity of our democratic system. Regardless of the outcome, voters have the right to know the process was fair and that the results accurately reflect their will.”


Priebus should have been front and center burning his bra. What a douche...


Hey, Jane, oh frabjous joy, look who's on Murphy's defense team;


Ros Lehtinen's first opponent, back in 1990, a real lefty hack,


Welcome back, Jane! We want to hear good stories, true or made up.


TK, "I am convinced the GOP will not mount an effective campaign." so how does being outside the GOP help? Who is going to mount the effective campaign?


Well then you should have supported Gingrich, but did that matter, no:


Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

"Who is going to mount the effective campaign?"

You and me.


I missed you guys, Jane.


"How have they helped prevent it thus far, pagar?"

Should have done this one first.

There are Republicans in the Senate (and should have been more), there are Republicans in the House; both of these groups at the very least provide a speed bump to the plans the Democrats have to destroy this nation. I can't find any indication that there are independents stopping any plans the Democrats have to defeat us.

Jim Eagle

Skins score again. Bomb from RGIII. 14-3 against the Eagles.

Hail to the Redskins
Hail victory
Braves on the warpath
Fight for Old DC

Old Lurker

Jane! Tell us everything! Are we doomed?


Jane, we missed you like crazy.


Yes, Jane. We missed you! You will have to find the thread where we discussed a journalist traitor in your midst on the cruise. Which prompted (A)B to recount when this happened on another NRO cruise in 2007. The fellow - Johan sumthin or other - was a few years later found to be a serial plagiarist and was fired.

Anyhoo - sure hope you and Caro behaved yourselves because there was a media enemy watching you and listening in - just waiting to write his expose. ha ha.

Jane on IPad


It was really a lot of doom. Very tough on just about everyone. I had dinner with Jonah and Dan Hannon who were both great choices. (Jimmy P didn't show as he had some family thing/or storm thing. He wa supposed to be mmy third)

John Yoo probably provided the best news which is, it is now cool to be conservative at Stanford (or is it Berkely?). The group on campus with the most members is the college republicans. That is something we can capitalize on.

The Brtis were so depressing I had to leave. Bernhard Lewis (and others) said that because of fracking, in a few years the middle east is going to be inconsequential. The real question is do we have a "few years"?

Great to see good friends (like a JOM meet-up) but the general consensus that we tried tofight against was: doom.

Jane on IPad

Ed Driscoll was on the cruise with his wife Nina. I had dinner with them one night. He posted about it at Insty, including the revelation that there was a stealth cruiser from the New Yorker.

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

You can always switch back to the GOP later, pagar. Right now it is crucial the leadership sees that we will walk because of their actions.

In the words of Cesar: " I rehabilitate dogs. I train people."

If we want the old dogs to behave, we need to train ourselves first.


Doom?!? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?



"You and me."

I campaigned as hard as I could for the Republicans in this election. The people who I was campaigning for were well known.
If I couldn't push those people across the finish line, how could I push totally unknowns with no organization behind them across.
The only person I see that would even tempt
me to leave the GOP if she developed a strong organization is Sarah Palin.

Jim Eagle

Bernhard Lewis (and others) said that because of fracking, in a few years the middle east is going to be inconsequential.


If the current regime allows us to continue our exploration and use of hydraulic technology. Plus the ME won't be inconsequential to the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. What will be interesting to watch is how China will deal with the stone ager's there when we are out of the picture.

Jim Eagle


Are you suggesting the way to deal with DOOM is for us to start wearing toga's and having food fights?


Can you think of a better idea, JiB?


Good Morning!

I forget who mentioned Neurologist Oliver Sachs new book on Hallucinations a few weeks back (maybe Frau or Central) but regardless, I was ensorcelled by this new write up of him in the UK Telegraph.

If we are to believe the Doc, he was able, following a "massive dose of morphine, (to) lay in bed for 12 hours watching the Battle of Agincourt take place on the sleeve of his dressing gown."

"We few, we happy few, we band of buttons...Once more into the breeches..."

Sach's fans will recall the title of one his books on Abnormal Psych, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." I like the snarky hit back from some sociologist in the article, accusing Sachs of exploiting his patients, as "The Man who Mistook his Patients for A Literary Career."

Anyhow, an interesting nutty read, and way better than his Autobiography, "Uncle Tungsten", which went on for 300 pages and said nothing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Days Until Obama is Out of Office: 1,524

Posted by: Daily Countdown Clock | November 18, 2012 at 01:34 PM--

Well, when you put it like that....
makes me want to climb out on the ledge and start drinking, surely a less than optimal combo. I'm liable to end up a bump in the road.


Wedding is over. Yipee! It was lovely and fun and now I's tired. And hung over. Irish Car Bombs are not my shooter of choice. Ick!

Catching up...

Dated Tom Selleck's body double for a while. He was also Burt Reynold's body double. Selleck is a fantastic person. Really thoughtful and a genuinely nice guy. Reynolds thinks he's a fantastic person. He's an ass.

They shot Sharky's Machine one floor above my office at the Hilton Tower (her apartment was really a converted office space). They used to come by to warn us before they discharged the faux guns so we wouldn't call security thinking there was a problem in the building. Still jumped like a skint cat when the things went off, though. Used to go to the dailies and watch what they filmed. Really fun group of folks worked that film. Except Reynolds who was an ass.

The morning they shot the fall out of the window of the P'tree Plaza hotel was cool. 6AM and Dar Robinson was doing swan dives out of a sixth floor window. They spliced the footage to look like he fell from the top floor of the hotel. Still, it was cool to watch him do it over and over.

Now we have the new Anna Nicole Smith movie filming here. Blech. And the Vampire Diaries and The Hunger Games. Meh.


Bernard Lewis was on the cruise? The historian? Who's 96 years old?

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

A strong organization made up of who?

Leave the GOP so she knows you are available.

If we don't move first it is hopeless.


Lewis's memoir, which I've written about previously, is a fairly good read. Even Julian Borger of the Guardian is optimistic about fracking, how else would they publish him in the NY Post.

Jane on IPad

That one Jimmy, I think he's been on nearly all of them,including the ones to Europe.

Charlie Cooke was there ~now he's a rising star. And Bob Costa who I love, and Kevin Hassett who was a Romney economic advisor, and about 30 more usual suspects. I spent about 2 hours this morning with Rob Long
(in a ridiculous debarkation line) and on Ochos Rios a bunch of us went to a restaurant for a Ricochet podcast (which was probably my favorite excursion.). They also did one on ship which I missed but Caro said was great. Peter Robison, James Buckley, Jim Geraghty I forget who else. Ochos Rios is one sad little place.

We also went to Honduras (Roatan) an island where no one works and they live on iguana's.

Jim Eagle


Did you go to Belize and join the hunt for John McAfee?


Any sign on Roatan of the lost colony?

Jane on IPad

No sign of much Clarice, except an over-priced shopping area and a pretty cool chair lift.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Can't say I've heard of anyone who likes Burt Reynolds besides himself.
I can remember when Michael Medved's brother Harry was on Merv Griffin when he was just a teenager plugging a book he and Michael wrote about some really awful movies.
Reynolds was an unmitigated ass the whole time.
I wish Arthur Treacher or Jack Sheldon had garroted him.

Jane on IPad

BTW I loved Pieces today.

Jim Eagle

Went to daddy's Telly link and hit the home page to see what was above the fold on page 1.

May Sack Teachers who refuse to teach about Same Sex Unions

Coming soon to a school district near you - bet on it. California on the Thames.


Nice shooting, Sabra's!

"IDF kills Hamas rocket launching unit chief
Published: 11.18.12, 16:04 / Israel News

"The IAF hit the home of Ihya Abia, Hamas's chief rocket launching unit on Sunday. Abia, a senior Hamas official was killed. He was responsible for the majority of rockets fired at Israel in the past days. (Yoav Zitun)"

Captain Hate

Anyhow, an interesting nutty read, and way better than his Autobiography, "Uncle Tungsten", which went on for 300 pages and said nothing.

Including how to spell his name correctly?

Manuel Transmission

I worked with Hal Needham about 40 yrs ago when he and Burt were roommates. Heard a few stories from that, but about 10-15 yrs later sat in on a Reynolds dry run, one man show he was working up. His stories of Hal were absolutely side splitting. Having worked with Hal made it all the more outrageous.

Captain Hate

Reynolds thinks he's a fantastic person. He's an ass.

I can't think of a single reason for his popularity. He successfully played a sleazeball in "Boogie Nights" but that was like casting John Candy to play a fat person.


Saw that JiB,

The world wide Gay push is on, but surprisingly it's facing resistance in France. According to today's BBC:

French protests against gay marriage bill

"Tens of thousands of people have protested in France against plans to legalise same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt."

"Police said at least 70,000 took to the streets in Paris; there were other demonstrations in the cities of Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille."

And here I thought all the unsophisticated folks lived on this side of the Pond. Sacre Bleu Laws.

Wedding is over. Yipee! It was lovely and fun and now I's tired.


So glad all went well. What kind of dress did you finally choose?

BTW - what's in an Irish Car Bomb?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I can't think of a single reason for his popularity.--

I liked him early on and even liked Sharkey's Machine but once his real personality shown forth and his gadaffal desire to have "the body of his work" taken seriously as some sort of artistic achievement he became a royal pain in the ass.
Should have stayed in the swamp.


""IDF kills Hamas rocket launching unit chief"

IDF eagerly awaiting Hamas naming a replacement.
Published: 11.18.12, 16:04 / Israel News

JM Hanes


"Chick-til-A showed us the demographic that needs to be welcomed into the party."

How are you defining that demographic?


He played a particularly oily congressman, in that movie based on that Carl Hiassen book, then again I liked him, for a time in the Cannonball series but that was 30 years ago,


daddy, How many of those French marchers were Moslem immigrants?


Rganks, Jane.


This is similar to what I ended up wearing.


Irish Car Bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Drop the shot glass in the Guinness and down the whole thing quickly.

Then, if you are still upright after 4 scotches and one of these, 15 minutes later, repeat. Then wonder how you got home...

JM Hanes


The Gingerbread Man metaphor was very revealing. You don't like brown people, do you?

Manuel Transmission

Had a rare chance to park in front of Mr Buff down at Paine. Sixty years on, it is still an awesome machine.

Danube of Thought on IPad

The two voices (other than that of B. Obama) I least want to hear on a Sunday afternoon are those of Dan Dierdorf and Dick Stockton.


LOL, Stephanie, nice dress btw, I think the Gingerbread man, was a character in one of the Shrek films,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The B 52 is one of the wonders of the modern world.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"IDF kills Hamas rocket launching unit chief"--

I'll bet Barry felt that one in his fillings.


Last week, BigFoot.

This week, Moby Dick!

Can a new Nessie sighting be far behind?


This was the exact dress. Funny I don't see it listed at Dillard's which is where I bought it.




Hard to make this up.


Of course, Volodya, when you had your guys blow up a Chechen leader in Doha, that was different;





That must be it, jmh. And I am so frightened of that charge that I'll never use that one again.

(A) nuther Bub

Welcome home, Jane and Caro. Thought about you two every day and searched fervently for some messages detailing your activities, but no could find. Very disappointing.

Did you see Kevin Williamson and Mark Steyn? Did either happen to ask about me? No? Well I guess they're keeping everything secret, just as I asked.

I looooooove Ricochet. Please, everyone here, become a subscribing member so it thrives. They richly deserve the attention they're getting (I hope they are getting.) I could not do my thrice weekly four-mile walks without them and their guests talking in my ear. Passers-by wonder why I'm laughing so hard. They are always informative and often hilarious.

Yes: doom. But glad you had an interesting trip. And glad you are back safely.


beautiful dress, Stephanie. :)

Threadkiller (Get off your couch and leave the GOP!)

"How are you defining that demographic?"

People that appreciate a leader that stands his ground. 0% pandering. 100% conviction.


Oh, that's pretty, Stephanie. Great choice.

Re: the shooters - I can see why they call them Irish Car Bombs!


Messed up that link:

TK, the organization that Sarah Palin currently has me on their mailing list so they know I'm available.
The next important effort to get a meaningful Republican into the Senate is 2014 with Sen Graham up for reelection. As a registered Republican I can take part in the Republican primary, meaning I have some small chance of providing some imput.
As an independent I have none. IMO, the Republican Party doesn't care how many people claim they are leaving because there is no place to go.


"Including how to spell his name correctly?"

Apparently Captain, the University of Maryland thinks you spell ACC "Big 10."


THE Ohio State University, undefeated but on probation, will become the defacto national champ in the final AP poll!

The luck of the Irish will run out at the hands of the Barkley-less USC Trojans.

Then the Ducks will have to roll the Tide.


Jane and Caro, so very happy you all are back.

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