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January 06, 2013


Danube of Thought iPad

The most dangerous--and amazing--thing about the great Obama conspiracy hppaens to be the same as that of Oliver Stone's JFK assassination theory: of all the myriad people required to bring it off, not a single one has come forward to claim his multi-million dollar prize for confessing his part and naming all the co-conspirators.

But as with Stone's conspirators, all of these people are too unselfishly dedicated to the cause: they sensed--they just knew--that there was something wonderful to be brought about by an Obama presidency, so they put aside all notions of personal gain and risk of criminal prosecution in order to make it happen. And if an endless series of judges in innumerable jurisdictions had to be bought off to keep it alive, why should that be a problem?


Like the UAE's underwriting most of the prog dreck message films, like another emirate's media platform getting a foothold in the states,
by virtue of a former Vice President, what rse has uncovered with regards to the deliberate sabotaging of the educational system, those would have seemed crazy five years ago,

Captain Hate

A conspiracy so vast....

To whom is that addressed? I hope not to me because I'd never accuse an organization that started the season with replacement refs to be capable of anything planned except being an object of ridicule.

Captain Hate

Ignore my 8:54

Beasts of England

The slow-motion replay of RG3's knee injury is near-horrific. Knees aren't supposed to yaw like that.

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

What are you talking about, Danube?

The passport breach is well documented.


'A conspiracy of weasels' perhaps, there is something that keeps Goodell in his post, and it's not managerial skill.


Client No, 9 as well, now this is getting serious;


Captain Hate

there is something that keeps Goodell in his post, and it's not managerial skill.

Do you know how difficult it is to get a gaggle of pompous gasbags to admit they made a poor choice?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Seattle's been a garbage franchise for a long time before Pete Carroll put an added veneer of slime on top of it.--

Probably, but I'd say that defense makes them the most dangerous team in the playoffs.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Because a whole bunch of clowns file a whole bunch of clownish lawsuits doesn't mean there isn't a core of ruthless people who have something to hide and are willing to commit felonies to do it.

Guys writing goofy books about Clinton flying wheelbarrows full of coke out of Mena and garroting Vince Foster didn't mean he wasn't a slimy rapist who Web Hubbell, Susan McDougal and others were willing to commit crimes and fall on their swords for or that someone as powerful as Sandy Berger wasn't willing to commit a felony filling his socks and tighty whities up with secret records for.

The fact is it is usually the guys with a real core of criminality or something actual to hide who generate the cloud of weirdos who orbit them and the cloud of nutjobs usually comes in quite handy in deflecting people from whatever is at the core.

Jim Eagle


You could be right. Old saying in football, "defenses travel" as they proved in DC and like the Giants last year. I never expected the Skins to do better than 5 or 6 wins this year. They got three big wins with a hurt QB and a sub. Good for them but I pray for a healing off season for RG3.

We listened to the 4 th quarter on the radio driving back from MCO and you could tell the Skins D was exhausted and disassembled. As they say, wait till next. year.


Yes, there were some unlucid commentary re Clinton, but you have to go starboard to hit that vein of pure crazy;



They are utterly shameless;


Melinda Romanoff

Just read the first two pages of Taibbi's Rant in Rolling tone.

Can I have those five minutes back?

I can't believe it went on for five more pages.




Chinese Internet is killing me today so let me break this into 2 to see if it'll post.

Just awoke and read Clarice's Pieces via Insty. Great piece Clarice. Excellent job putting all that stuff together. I didn't see that coming but you sure put it together nicely and laid it out well.

As we observe the speed bumps placed in the way of fracking and pipelines by the Gores and Cuomo's and Al Jazirah Oil Lobbyists, we see that people intent on getting their oil product to market are forced to look for alternative ways of accomplishing that.

Here's a story from a very skeptical ADN examining an ambitious proposal by an Edmonton Alberta bunch to build a railroad from Alberta to haul Canadian Oil to a connection point with the Trans Alaska Pipeline at Delta Junction, (just south of Fairbanks) since British Columbia's version of the EPA has nixed their pipeline plans from Alberta across that lower province. Skeptics aplenty for proposed oilsands-to-Alaska rail route:

The idea is to use excess capacity in the pipeline to get Canada's petroleum products on tankers in Valdez and shipped to Asia -- and circumvent environmentalist objections to a pipeline to the British Columbia coast.

Our Alaskan pipeline is now down to carrying only about 1/3rd of it's capacity it carried back when it was built, due to dwindling input from our northern Oil Fields up at Prudhoe.


Here's a pipeline map so you can easily see what they are thinking of doing. Running a rail line from the east to connect with the point labeled Delta, down below Fairbanks.

Anyhow, I doubt anything like this will go thru since our EPA is easily as much of a problem as anything the Canadian Eco-Left has, but I put this out there just so you can visualize what these guys are trying to do to get their product to market.

And Charlie Martin's article on his Diet progress is also excellent.


And no football over here at all dammitall@#$

It's all soccer or NBA on Guangzhou TV. Grrrrrrrr.

Hi Sue. Glad to see you taking pleasure at the misery of your enemies:) Very healthy!


Eat delicious Chinese food and think how jealous we are to be missing the fun, daddy.

Danube of Thought iPad

Spot on, Iggy. There was compelling evidence in the Broaddrick matter, including multiple witnesses who attested to her contemporaneous account of the rape. But it was too easy for that to get lumped in with the patently crazy stuff about Mena and the Foster murder. The harping on the latter two matters served only to discredit by association the far more plausible episodes of criminal conduct.

If I were in the Obama White House I would cackle with glee every time some nut lawyer filed another birther lawsuit.

"The assport breach is well documented."

Who was responsible for it? Who knew about it and covered it up? Why has no one sold the inside story to the Enquirer for a fortune? Who, exactly, committed these monstrous crimes? Surely Joe Arpaio, sheriff of the nation's fourth-largest county (by population) can identify a few felons who were behind all of this....


Danube, I honestly do not know why you treat me like bunkerbuster. No birther anything was mentioned by me.

I posted informational links to Brennan. Read them if you wish, don't read them if you wish but please quit doing what you are doing to our relationship.

It is undeserved.

Danube of Thought iPad

"Web Hubbell, Susan McDougal and others were willing to commit crimes and fall on their swords for or that someone as powerful as Sandy Berger wasn't willing to commit a felony filling his socks and tighty whities up with secret records for."

Hubbell was convicted and did time; McDougal did time for contempt. Berger pleaded to a misdemeanor. Whitewater led to a total, if memory serves, of seventeen felony convictions, although the prosecutor never got the goods on the Clintons.

How many criminals has Joe Arpaio's posse identified? How many criminals have been named by any of the birther lawyers? By Glenn Beck? By Mark Levin? If there are people abroad in the land who have committed these crimes of fraud, forgery, conspiracy and God knows what-all, is it really too much to ask that after four years one or more of them be named?


Another informational link:

Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration IPT, John Rossomando • Jan 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.


Do I have to defend their story?

I think not.


some thoughts on the Newtown shooter and his psychiatric state. LUN.

Captain Hate

Jim McDougal died in prison while serving his Whitewater convictions, which were reduced because he cooperated with Ken Starr.


From a spring 2009 Timmerman story on the whole passport controversy, we see this;

The article, entitled “The Conundrum of Iran: Strengthening Moderates without Acquiescing to Belligerence,” appeared in the July issue of "The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science."

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/brennan-passport-breach/2009/01/12/id/337482#ixzz2HGIKhBtx
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It outlines the strategy that the likes of Hagel and Kerry, and one supposes Brennan,
want to employ,


It's how Starr was portrayed in ways, unlike what
Fitz did, he never put a reporter in prison, for information he already new, used as a witness, a fellow as complicit as the defendant in a criminal investigation, we also recall the harsh
disapproval of Susan McDougal's action, wait that's not right, to a man and woman, except possibly David Schuster before he turned to the dark side, every reporter applauded her 'act of disobedience.

Captain Hate

I watched what Snakehead and teh Forehead did to Starr and realized we weren't up against decent human beings; which is still lost on too much of the Republican party. I also don't know how Matalin can live with herself.

Danube of Thought iPad

"Do I have to defend their story?"

Don't bother. I'm sure the Weekly Standard, or National Review, or Human Events, or Larry Klayman, or Mark Levin, or the Washington Times will be all over this one in a heartbeat.

If not, why not? Are they all afraid? Or could it be that they think this stuff is cuckoo?

TK, what is the craziest allegation you have ever heard about wrongdoing or deceit by Obama? Which, if any, claims about his malfeasance have you found too ridiculous to repeat here?

Do you think Fox News will spike this story about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration? Are they afraid to run with it?

What can you tell us about this Egytian magazine? Are they capable of making any claim that you would not defend?


And this same crew, which supposedly have such deep reservations, about the 'Amateur' vouched for him again, I say 'supposed' because I don't
believe the statements, Ed Klein, supposed elicited from them.


You mean Kristol, Wehner, and Gerson who told us we need not worry about the Egyptian Revolution,
much of these elements we've heard from Christian Adams, Patrick Poole, Andrew McCarthy,
relating the Salafi infiltration in govt,

Danube of Thought iPad


Another Bob

The LUN is to a piece claiming the number of post 9/11 veteran suicides is about to outnumber the number of post 9/11 KIA.

I realize that's an emotional pseudo-statistic, and have some recollection of this having been claimed before and debunked.

Anyone remember anything of that sort?


Anyone remember anything of that sort?

Yes, I think part of it is that many of the statistics compare to the general population, whereas men aged 18-30 have a much higher suicide rate than the general population regardless of whether they're in the military or not.

The report linked at your LUN is confusing on many points. It seems to suggest suicide rates are higher among the military by a factor of 20 (!), but has a chart showing only modestly higher rates, and that only for a couple of years.

Jane on Ipad


Great article. I agree completely.


TK, thanks for the Brennan links.

& wonderful post, Matt.


Interesting Sultan Knish today - The Civilized Savage

"Most contradictory of all, he believes that the sum of civilization lies in dismantling the military and industrial infrastructure that makes civilization possible and replacing it with a trillion dollar social organization that will reproduce some natural primitive order, as defined by the proverb, it takes a village to raise a child, a proverb that like the rest of his ersatz savagery he invented himself."...

"A village employing millions of people just to teach civilized men how to become savages by taking away their responsibility for the future.

In "the village", there are no fathers or mothers, parents do not care for their children and children do not look after their parents. There are no husbands or wives. Everyone is forever young, or pretending to be, and forever keeping it real, in the moment where no one has money and everyone has all they need, where no one works and everyone earns, where there is no past and no future, only right now."



It appears yahoo mail has been hacked. I've gotten a couple emails from yahoo accounts (including one from a JOM related account) with a questionable link. Be careful opening these.

If you have a yahoo mail account, you may need to change your password.


AB-I also found that confusing. It is the National Guard deployments that can be especially hard as they have an expectation of other jobs and a life. It is shocking how many times you hear a poignant "I just wanted a college education. How did this happen?"

Others have commented on the couple of weeks decompression before the troops like Marines are allowed to come home. Then the highly trained special units like Seals or Rangers are apparently allowed to head home to families as soon as they get off the plane.

From gear to training there seems to be a wide variety of what is done for the troops. One Marine mom I know put up a page for her son of things he needed that were not being supplied. After he got back I found him far more outgoing than the taciturn boy who had left even though I know he saw awful things close-up.

I think sometimes the journalists want to push the trauma aspect because they are uncomfortable with the reality of doing a necessary job to keep the US safer and an ability to decompartmentalize and move on.

Melinda Romanoff


There is also a question of how those deaths are being characterized. I know of one instance where the death in question was of a traffic accident within Hilary!'s security detail, and the inquest tagged the victim with the suicide label. Very weird. Anomalies like that make me want to step back and ask "What am I missing?".

Melinda Romanoff


Thanks for the "No Clickee" warning. Haven't gotten mail from that quadrant in ages.


Jennifer Verner's acct has been hacked.

I think FB is the site of the largest no of hacks. Be careful opening any link you don't recognize,

As for the Egypyian report, why discount they are lying and just puffing up their own influence.?


Clarice & Mel, it appears to go beyond that one JOM related account. I got several emails from people with yahoo addys, all the same format and sent within 2 min of each other.

Melinda Romanoff

Only got the 1. Very few yahoo addies in my file.


I got the Verner email too, instantly recognized it was a hack (usually there is no subject).


Well it's hard to gauge most things coming from Egypt, although I've found the Egypt Independent,
seems to be better then say Al Ahram,

Emerson's group, IVP provided the translation, and many of the characters are already in his dossiers, so it's just confirmation.


Here's another report from them, carried here;


Jane:  Mock the Media

I got it and opened it. It was for raspberry pills.

Why anyone would think anyone would buy raspberry pills....

Melinda Romanoff

Brennan nominated for CIA.

Melinda Romanoff

I predict an impending Paul Krugman, noted numismatist, take-down coming. Strong level of stupidityness today.

hit and run

Sorry, I haven't caught up on the thread yet and in a rush.

Anyone have any recommendations for raspberry pills? thx


Anyone have any recommendations for raspberry pills? thx

LOL, hit. Jane, sometimes those links aren't what they seem, so best not to open them. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date.


Scott Shane, is a real piece of work, at the Troy McClure level, not only did he transmit
Kirikaou's leak, about one particular CIA officer, but that of his subsequent employer,

Melinda Romanoff


Finish your coffee before reading that Krugman blog post making the rounds. It'll save you the clean up time.

Manuel Transmission

A little Kim from over at WUWT:

Let’s see, @ $500 or so a pop, how many chakras can be released with a hundred million smackeroos? The mind boggles, the stilt wilts.



Well these excerpts give you the singularity generating idiocy, mind you they see it as wisdom;



http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/obamas_disarming_haste.html is very good on how the rush to disarm before the people move on from Newtown is consistent with a pattern of rejecting any moorings for the federal government's role.

I would amen that from what I know on both healthcare and education. No boundaries explains this approach and I would agree that we are beyond acting tyrannically.

Looking at the measurements being imposed on the classroom to limit mental capacity and mold the personality toward a communitarian ideal without admitting it fits. Especially when the ed profs acknowledge they are relying on Soviet psychological practices.

I was dealing with some close to hysterical parents locally over the weekend who had not read my blog. They just knew what they were hearing and that I understood ed.

Again no boundaries as long as the abuse is not observedly physical.

Jim Eagle

If you thought the CIA is dysfunctional, you ain't seen anything yet. And if you think they are what stands between Armeggedon and sweet liberty, you are now in for a big disappointment.

John Brennan, where fiction meets reality.


Well with the likes of Pillar, Grenier, Drumheller, given public recognition, despite their many fumbles, and certain others like say Gerecht, that other unnamed officer who ran the Zubeydah interrogation, either forced out, and compromised I'm not surprised.

patterns recur, the CIA only 'enbiggened' during the Bay of Pigs, what had failed in Albania, Poland, Hungary, the former Soviet Union, Southern China, et al, and would subsequently try in the Gulf of Tonkin,


I can think of few things worse for the nation than a Jesuit trained CIA director. God knows what he'll do to continue the Jesuit penance for aiding and abetting Cortez in slaughtering all those brown skinned people for "ad majorem Dei gloriamhe" i.e. 'the greater Glory of God'*

*that... and the gold.

Dave (in MA)

I ❤ Drudge.


Thanks for the warning, Mel. Speaking of idiocy, did anyone comment on the article "More Guns = More Killing" in yesterday's NYT? I won't even soil the site by linking to it, but it's Onion material. The writer, Elisabeth Rosenthal "is a physician and a science reporter." Among other things she writes:

Despite the ubiquitous presence of “good guys” with guns, countries like Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela have some of the highest homicide rates in the world.

I note that she is a physician. Despite the ubiquitous presence of doctors, hospitals have some of the highest death rates in the world. More doctors=more dying?

Free State Paul

CIA = "Catholics In Action"


Why because he went to Fordham, you'd have to dismiss half the Bureau on that account, no Brennan's problem is 'St. John Philby' disease,
an overidentification with the Arab viewpoint,
hello Al Quds, bueller, bueller, Baer underplayed his bonafides, when he presented him
as only Tenet's briefer, the fact he was the Station chief in Riyadh during AQ's 'teething years' is much more significant, in so far we had no assets in those early days.

Captain Hate

Despite the ubiquitous presence of "good drivers" highways have some of the highest accidental death rates in the world.

Dr. Sooper Jeenyus


I swear, they see '1984' as the cookbook, not a cautionary tale;


Free State Paul

Can anyone serve up a Constitutional defense of the Debt Ceiling?

On a visceral level, I like the idea of putting a limit on the federal gov's credit card.

But -- as much as I hate to say this -- doesn't Krugman have a point that Congress is responsible for the deficit by setting taxes and spending levels. Also, if you deny the Administration the ability to borrow, doesn't that give the Executive branch the ability to pick and choose which programs not to fund?

Help me out here -- I want to like the debt ceiling, but I feel guilty doing so.


Paul-the need to extend the debt ceiling is caused by the refusal to create and pass budgets. Were Congress doing that the debt raise would be part of it.

No budgets plus no need to negotiate amount of debt guts any fiction of being a constitutional Republic anymore. The executive does what it wishes.


FSP, look to the Constitution, Article II, Section 8 "Congress shall have Power... To borrow Money on the credit of the United States" and Article I, Section 9 "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law". That does not imply an executive ability to pick and choose.

Melinda Romanoff


Paying out welfare versus an interest payment to the Chinese? I bet that's exactly the argument that'll be made.


I know you are surprised as much as I am;



Mel, you a right -- the Constitution won't be mentioned by the statists even though such a choice should be made by Congress and not the Executive Branch.

Free State Paul

Thanks, RSE & Henry. I value the collective wisdom on this blog!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Hubbell was convicted and did time; McDougal did time for contempt. Berger pleaded to a misdemeanor. Whitewater led to a total, if memory serves, of seventeen felony convictions, although the prosecutor never got the goods on the Clintons.-

Which is why I, unlike most here I think, believe special prosecutors, despite their many drawbacks, are a net good.
There are considerably more holes in Barry's story and Chicago pols seem to make even Little Rock ones look like amateurs by comparison when it comes to graft and corruption. Berger's amateurish theft seems to confirm that. All Barry has to face is an even more sycophantic press, Eric Holder who makes John Mitchell look like Elliot Ness and a sheriff with virtually no power to do much of anything.

In addition the Republican congress of Clinton's time took its oversight duties a little more seriously. 200 dead Mexicans and 2 dead US agents and nothing coming of it seems to confirm that.

Old Lurker

Well you know the other side will argue: 1)all spending has been pursuant to "laws" in that each year with no budget has had a series of Continuing Resolutions and 2)when the CR spending was planned to be in excess of the taxes expected, then of course Congress knew that and therefore pre-approved the borrowing required to balance the checkbook.

Just sayin


MelR@10:26-- that's exactly what Barry I will say when he pulls out the Default Gun-- I will pay widows and retirees and Dr bills for Medicare BEFORE I pay anything to Chinese Generals and japanese Pension Funds!!! Very Persuasive to the muddle-- Conservatives should respond WE AGREE!!! We don't want to pay those evil rich Bondholders either-- so do NOT issue ANY MORE DEBT. The will Bam be stupid enough to say-- but this new debt ISN'T REAL, b/c the Fed is buying it!! And the Fed will never demand we pay it back!! If he says that, then the muddle will be on to the fact the whole thing-- the whole Federal Spending is one giant Ponzi. I'm good with that.

Jane:  Mock the Media


You are right that Obama can pick and choose what he pays if we do not extend the debt ceiling.

I'm of the opinion we should tie an increase in the debt ceiling to the passage of a budget by the senate.

Rick Ballard

"then the muddle will be on to the fact the whole thing"

Not the same muddle which just chose to both have and eat their cake by reelecting BOzo. I suppose there's always the possibility that a leadership not composed of legacy retread establishment heartthrobs might arise and motivate the muddle in a different manner but I there is nothing inn sight which suggests more than a faint possibility.


Washington Examiner:
In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, Planned Parenthood reveals that it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.

According to annual reports, the organization performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, 329,445 in 2010, making the total number of abortions in three years to 995,687.

Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding, according to a Susan B. Anthony List analysis of the report, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. The amount is 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.

(Contraceptive and cancer screening services by PP have dropped.)

Obama has in fact nominated Hagel.


Andrew Cuomo is a FRACKING DENIER

Rick Ballard


I'm rather surprised the plaintiff's bar hasn't gone after PP (and Big Pharma) using breast cancer incidence rates showing 180% increase since the introduction of birth control through hormone manipulation. The NIH shutdown of the HRT program sure offers a pathway and the statistical tie in is much more clean than the "lead makes the dumb dumber and violent to boot" nonsense.

I suspect that forfeiture of the dorsal fin is the penalty for lawyers in the plaintiff bar who dare to interfere with the progressive Black Genocide Project.


When will Cuomo ever learn?

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