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January 13, 2013

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Dave (in MA)
how do they reconcile making the most violent movie of the year and calling hit Hansel and Gretel?
A childrens' story about kids escaping from and killing a cannibal has been made too violent?
Extraneus

No, it looks like I'll have to come up with another dream sequence for the evening's entertainment, Dave.

Thomas Collins

I hope Bundchen apologized to the Pats receivers for throwing them under the bus. However, at least she showed a human side and dropped the ice model pretense for a moment.

matt

daddy, those planes flew all the way from France. I wonder who refueled them?

Having troops from Niger, Nigeria, Burkinao Faso and CAR supporting the French must feel like having the Afghan National Army right behind you. I would say the Foreign Legion is going to have to have a lot more troops involved if the Tuareg are any good.

There were tough when the French fought for North Africa the last time.

Dave (in MA)

TC, I would grudgingly probably say BftC, and D&C for best hosts. (Though I do miss the days before the dump button was used for every call.) M&J, not even close. I had a special fondness for Mike (Adams) and The Monster (Radatz).

Thomas Collins

I miss the Mike and the Monster show, Dave(in MA). May Mr. Radatz rest in peace.

Thomas Collins

I don't think we're looking at a fourth barnburner. New England 38, Houston 13. Ben Vereen has two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.

I thought Houston would be a stiffer test for the Pats.

Manning's kickoffs returns represent the Texans' best offense.

Thomas Collins

How about Fred and Pete for best post-game radio show?

Dave (in MA)

I thought it was Shane doing the tap-dancing around the secondary.

Thomas Collins

LOL. Great correction, Dave(in MA).

Extraneus

Powell says Hagel 'superbly qualified' for defense secretary, criticizes Republican Party

Powell, who voted twice for Obama, said he is still a Republican, but said the party “has an identity crisis” and some factions have a “dark vein of intolerance.”

“They still look down on minorities,” he said.

Powell also said the party’s more recent shift to the right has resulted in “losing campaigns” and “will be in trouble” if it doesn’t change along with the country’s shifting demographics to appeal more to minorities and immigrants.

“You can’t keep saying no immigration policy … it makes it hard for minorities to vote,” he said.

We need someone to the left of Romney in order to get this great and historic man back on board.

Frau Fun Size

With friends like Powell -
I'm a minority and *always* looked down on--156 cm in my prime.

And I'm not kvetching!

Thomas Collins

Texans not going gently into the night. 38-28 Pats.

narciso

I was pointing out something re Ed's Review of 'Gangster Squad' v. LA Confidential, they celebrate the latter, but the only halfway decent character there was Russell Crowe's, everyone else is a self promoter (Pearce), a slimy gossip (Devito) or the villain (Cromwell) Whereas the former really has a sepia toned attitude about LA, despite the violence.

sbw

Powell is as much a Republican as David Gergen. It's such a large tent apparently all you have to do is say you are Republican to be one.

FSC

Spence diet: Threaten suicides of self and others unless you get what you want, which is really immunity from taking all the money that was to go to the poor and give it to friendly consultants who udsurp your movent to their own ends. Threaten to kill self and followers again, repeat.

Danube of Thought iPad

Daddy, the difference between Atlanta's approach and Denver's is that Atlanta was behind. They had no choice.

I give the Ravens no chance.

narciso

Like I say, sbw, it's like the Rime of the Mariner, with him, now, so what else you got, Colin, are you ok with Iran getting the bomb.

Jane on Ipad

I'd like Powell to name all the republicans who looked down on him.

I could get used to this 80 degrees in January thing.

Danube of Thought iPad

JiB, I don't think Carroll was denying that he called timeout. I think he was claiming that the play had begun before he did so.

sbw

Turn out the lights. The party's over. . .

Hat tip to Dandy Dan.

sbw

Don

hit and run

Jane, do you have another sizable layover in Charlotte on your way home?

Dave (in MA)

I could get used to this 50 degrees in January thing.

Thomas Collins

Pats prevail 41-28. Not as much drama as the other three divisional games, but a spirited contest nonetheless.

narciso

The problem with many of these instances, with the Broncos, the Packers and the Hawks, is you have to keep on offense,

Jane on Ipad

2hours Hit (and Anonymom). On Sat. We land at 12:27 and leave at 2:25.

narciso

Were any of thesr results predicted this weekend;

http://www.bizzyblog.com/2013/01/13/politicos-byers-burns-through-over-2000-words-on-al-jazeera-america-will-they-watch/

narciso

Well how about that,

http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/breaking-news-attempted-gun-burglary-tied-journal-news-gun-maps

MarkO

Carroll was blaming Bush. I love Wilson and the Carroll. I feel the same about the SFO groupings. Harbaugh is just a dick. I know some kids who played for him who hate him.

MarkO

"the Carroll?" See, I'm possessed.

pagar

The Journal-News has armed guards but refuse to give their home addresses.

http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/love-it-jeanine-pirro-sends-producer-to-journal-news-publisher-and-editors-homes-video/

"". And get this – they’ve hired armed body guards who won’t give us their names or give us a map to their homes.”

"The tongue lashing continued unabated right up to her concluding taunt: “You’ve got no comment? How about I say it for you. You’re nothing but a bunch of cowards…unwilling to defend yourselves...frozen in fear. YOU SCREWED UP. Period, end of story.”

narciso

Is that like 'the Kraken'

Jim Miller

Here's a question for those who know more about NFL rules than I do: Isn't Giselle technically wrong?

Couldn't Brady both throw and catch a pass on the same play, if he is clever enough to bounce it off an opposing player? (Or maybe even one of his own receivers?)

Now it would take a really great quarterback to do that, but I have heard that Brady is pretty good.

MarkO

Giselle is, in fact, the Kraken.

I recall the email I received a few years ago with an attached picture of a stunning beauty (the sort DoT would post here and drool). Underneath was this comment:

Somewhere, someone is sick of her shit.

MarkO

I just realized it's not Colon Powell, or is it, who says these sorts of odd and unsubstantiated things: "dark vein of intolerance" Is he calling up the specter of a mixed blood politician? What of Loving v. Virginia? Or, is it coal, the dreaded defiler of the blue waters of West Virginia?

He, clearly, has never worked the mines. In fact, he's a rather privileged and highly tolerated minority. But, what's the truth among friends?

narciso

Larry Spivak, is thinking in retrospect, he shouldn't have bothered;

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/01/13/powell-mtp-gop-still-has-dark-vein-intolerance

Clarice

That's just enough time for them to get to the airpot with adult libations, Jane.

Captain Hate

Has Monkeyboy Gregory, or any of the Meet the Depressed hosts, ever asked Powell if he feels guilty about Scooter Libby being convicted over a crime which wouldn't have existed if he or his catamite, Armitage, had been honestly forthcoming when their silence was producing a scandal of sorts? Wouldn't that be a more newsworthy question than just using him to complain about the people he stabbed in the back?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I could get used to this 50 degrees in January thing.

Posted by: Dave (in MA) | January 13, 2013 at 07:54 PM--

Jeez I'm gonna have to take a trip to Mass to warm up; high of 34 here in sunny CA today.

daddy

The things I don't know...

Did you guy's know that there was an Eskimo SuperHero?
Well there was---Super Shamou!

Apparently he was an Inuit guy in Northern Canada in the 80's, and wearing a Shaman's Amulet made of magic caribou teeth he could fly around and save people, and for a while he had a comic book and a TV show.

Here he is flying over the Tundra:

And here he is lecturing young hooligans for not wearing their Life Preservers:

More on Super Shamou can be found here (The 6 Most Baffling Superheroes from Around the World), including a short bit of the footage of one of his TV episodes, but on this day when Colin Powell says Republican's are racist let me be the first to say I'd love to have Super Shamou join the Republican party!

(but I still wouldn't let him vote because he's Canadian:)

Clarice

Hey--you forget, Gregory was probably part of the lynch mob,, too, CH. The whole NBC gang was in on it as far as I can tell.And it was probably to protect Andrea's best pal, Colin.

daddy

Iggy,

When it's 34 degrees, like it is up here tonight, you might consider going iceskating in the middle of the street:

Here's a pic on the front page of tonight's ADN:

Super Shamou would probably say "Skating in the middle of the street is dangerous!"

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I thought this guy was Super Shamou;

Agent J

daddy I love streets like that..boy can I slide on the old sled..I got so far down the road it took me almost an hour to walk back on the ice..

narciso

That's what it was like up in Jersey, where I grew up, and you didn't need a sled, to slide down the street, even if you didn't want to,

daddy

Agent J,

It is murder trying to walk across streets like that with 2 leashed hound dogs and the wind blowing at 40 knots...but it sure is fun watching somebody else try to do it:)

Melinda Romanoff

daddy-

If you aren't wearing Baffins, just skitch.

Agent J

The secret is to have lots of cloths on so that if you fall down you don't break anything..let the dogs pull you..

My legs an hips were so sore from trying to keep my feet from heading in opposite directions..but it was a rush like I have only had one or two times before..an I will never get to do that again cause the kids took the sleds..

Captain Hate

The whole NBC gang was in on it as far as I can tell.And it was probably to protect Andrea's best pal, Colin.

Ahhh, that's before I began hanging out with you guys and wasn't as well versed on the ins and outs of Plamegate other than knowing it smelled rotten right from the get-go.

I might be wrong but I don't think Powell has ever gone on FNS where he might be queried about that.

narciso

Well he was back in 2004, but we didn't know then what we know now, about him;

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,114159,00.html

Janet

The whole NBC gang was in on it as far as I can tell.And it was probably to protect Andrea's best pal, Colin.

Exactly.
...and I wish ol' Colin would tell us WHO exactly was intolerant to him. Secretary of State, Military career... WHO was intolerant? I never know who they are complaining about. They are millionaires. Sitting on TV yapping away. What is the problem?

Ann

daddy:

My husband is in Shanghai. Any recommendations?
I told him I would ask JOM, even though I am half asleep. Where else can you turn for a good answer 24/7 about anything? :)

Danube of Thought iPad

I'd settle for "Secretary Powell, why are you a Republican?"

Ann

daddy:

He is staying at the Ritz. By recommendations, I meant like bars, restaurants, sight seeing, etc. You know what I mean, I am sure. lol

If you want to email me (annatjom@gmail.com) I will give you his work email. Thank you.

Threadkiller

Why is anybody a Republican?

http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/dnc_v_rnc_consent_decree/

Ralph L

Glad you specified what you wanted, Ann.
It is murder trying to walk across streets like that
Hammer some carpet tacks (if you can find some) in the (thick) soles of old shoes.

Ralph L

Just remember to change shoes when you come inside.

daddy

Hi Ann,

Just placed the Ritz on the map. If it is the Portman Ritz Carlton on Nanjing Road I know that section of town well and these tips are about that location. The other Ritz is across the river, which I know nothing about, but he'll have a good time regardless.

Within about 50 feet of the Ritz Hotel is Element Fresh Restaurant which my guys swear by as excellent. I've never tried it as I'm old and lazy and stuck in my ways, but Christmas Day the company buys us meals up to 50 bucks and that restaurant is where my 2 guys went to overdo it.

Within 2 blocks max walking distance are 2 decent Pubs, Big Bamboo and Malone's American Cafe. Big Bamboo is better for sports with Big screen TV's and a little lighter and cleaner and stays open until 3 AM. Malone's I prefer but more because I'm old and lazy and they have loud rock bands in the evenings.

I usually take a longer walk or cheap Taxi to The Blarney Stone or O'Malley's or Sasha's or Simply Thai (great Thai chow), but honestly he will have a hard time finding a place that isn't excellent food-wise and interesting. I know many JOMer's here swear by neat places down at the River (The Bund) but that's a few miles down from his location, tho' worth visiting. I'm pretty sure the places down near the Bund are a bit classier. Nowhere I've recommended requires a dress code (thank goodness).

Nearby sightseeing from the Ritz (about 3 city blocks and a very safe walk) is Jing-An Temple:

The blocks and architecture surrounding his hotel are generally more upscale and modern than just about anything you'll see in a modern US City. Very cosmopolitan. I have walked miles thru the town and never felt the slightest bit unsafe, except that in some locations after dark you will be hit on by beggers with small children pecking at your clothing like birds, and he'll also probably be asked if he wants a massage or 2:) There are very legitimate places for that, and the Concierge will easily steer him correctly if he needs the old lower back or toes pounded upon (and you allow it:)

There are also decent Jazz clubs and the 580 Market is always worth a stroll thru, tho not near as much fun as in the old days of the out door marketplace before the crack down. Anyhow, hope this helps, and please keep us posted please on any fun places he discovers.

Hope you're a 49 Fan 'cause they are looking like the Team to beat.


Extraneus

Sen. Schumer Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Sales As Congress Debates

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.

Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.

The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold.

lol

Captain Hate

All 8 GFL teams scored at least 28 points this weekend. King Roger and his Competition Committee stooges have, in effect, hamstrung defenses and turned the sport into a video game.

narciso

Hi, Ann, XOXO, I'm convinced Captain, Duke and Duke, is running the sports franchises, with dweebs like Matthew Lillard's drone in 'Throwing
the Curve'

Janet

Could we get a moratorium on Congressmen appearing on TV until they pass a budget?

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

I'll stop doing what I do when he stops doing what he does.

narciso

It was a particularly odious evening last night, with the Kraken, I mean the Dunham, and 'speaking
truth to power' brigade;


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/14/palin-adviser-knocks-game-change-win-at-golden-globes/

Captain Hate

Amazing that Slick could tear himself away from Clot's bedside to make an appearance at the Golden Globes, which he might have thought was an "adult" video award ceremony.

Captain Hate

Julianne looks terrible in that picture. She's obviously had some work done on her face which should set her up well for any future zombie roles.

narciso

One thing that roman a clef, to Hillary, 'Political Animals' got right, was the slimy
nature of that Razorback Borgia,

narciso

She looked better, when she was taking a nosh out of Ray Liotta's noggin in Hannibal, also the accent was more authentic,

Jim Eagle

Did someone mention Eskimos?

I am currently reading this book which features an Ex-Navy SEAL who is Eskimo. So far, pretty good.

Jim Eagle

matt,

French Air Force has plenty of air refueling capability. All are KC-135 and spread around North, South and Overseas regions.

Captain Hate

Btw, I'd like to recognize the Golden Globe turds for completely ignoring "Beasts of the Southern Wild", a thoroughly original undertaking that was mercifully bereft of the high-exposure misfits that lard up the screen. And they wonder why the numbers drop as there's nothing worth seeing...

narciso

The French are occasionally derided, sometimes rightly so, but by the time of the Algerian matter, they had fought their own Vietnam War,

Annoying Old Guy

JiB;

If you want a badass Eskimo, you can't beat Raven from Snow Crash.

rse

Well in a continuation of yesterday's discussion on Paul Enrlich and his aspirations for all of us plus that CUS Global Change Climate Assessment draft that cam out on FRiday, I pulled its aspirations for living at our expense with the fact all the sought ed changes dovetail with what the Common Core implementation actually looks like.

http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/hyping-catastrophe-to-eliminate-the-supposed-mismatch-between-human-minds-and-the-world-we-inhabit/

Right now Stanford is where all the Effective Schools and teachers and the measurements of student "growth" and having former Rand Social Scientists in charge of Change Agent study etc have all congregated.

It is a mistake to think Ehrlich is just talking pie in the sky here. Plus SRI is one of nsf's favorite reviewers of all the ed grants that push all these horrific ideas with our tax dollars.

We are essentially dealing with a kleptocracy here now. It is unsustainable but it will cause horrific damage if fully implemented because there is virtually no accurate knowledge anymore.

There really is an intention of creating citizen drones who have a vote that counts just as much as the most detailed, astute observer.

Jim Eagle

AOG,

Read it back in the 90's when it frist came out. I was a big fan of Neal Stephenson and still am. He can write some stuff and include so much information it addles your brain from time to time and you have to take your time and not rush the read.

narciso

Well rse, you get a flavor of the 'Mutant Star Goat' scaremongering, in that Earth 2025 jeremiad that the National Geographic aired about a year ago, a horde of locusts savage Europe, a firestorm devastates Las Vegas, 'dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria'

rse

Yeah narciso as the post says collapse is likely to be caused by such whole sale reengineering. Nothing nature will come up with is as dangerous as a state with no real constraints on what it can do to future citizens mentally and emotionally or that can plan the economy based on an omnipresent natural substance.

Talk about uncertainty. What is more uncertain than the next behavior of a Predator State?

rse

My next post narciso which got outlined at same time before I broke in 2 is on Cyberlearning which National Geographic hosted the Summit for last year. http://cyberlearning.sri.com/w/images/b/b9/Illustration_Banner.jpg

National Geographic is involved with all these informal learning science initiatives. It's "hands-on, in context and visual."

Such an exciting graphic isn't it? Won't it be so cool to be able to "design the future?" with the right modelling software and a supplied set of data.

Uncertainty was so 20th century.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Nothing nature will come up with is as dangerous as a state with no real constraints on what it can do to future citizens mentally and emotionally or that can plan the economy based on an omnipresent natural substance.--

Just taking into account the 20th century and what 'the state' did around the world how does one not question the sanity, intelligence and/or good faith of present day statists?

Jim Eagle

'LEADING FROM BEHIND,' PART II: FRANCE STRIKES IN MALI AFTER U.S. STRATEGY COLLAPSES


Take away line:

"We have reached a new low in American foreign policy when France leads international intervention against Al Qaeda to fix a mess partly of American making. It is worth noting that France did not wait for a mandate from the UN, from the Arab League, or even from NATO in order to do what is necessary to prevent a regional collapse from becoming a global menace. Leading from behind is not leading at all--much to the world’s detriment."

What would John Kerry had done?

Melinda Romanoff

JiB-

Less.

narciso

And it's French Socialisr Defense minister to boot, then again Sarkozy, and his best bud, BHL,
helped put us in this situation, with the whole Libyan crusade, that Obama was all too willing to sign on to.

Extraneus

Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

(Via Instapundit.)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

IMO, the "Arab Spring" and Barry's and the MSM's support and heralding of it may very well have similar long term consequences to and be seen by history as foolhardy as the Treaty of Versailles and Chamberlain's trip to Munich.

narciso

To think he started out, pretty good, as one of Oliver North's co counsels, but somewhere along the way;


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/us_judge_terror_flap_vbuIljRmOly8pth0oxVYEJ

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--(Via Instapundit.)--

Link was to Gateway pundit, Ex. [although you may have gotten there vie Insty]

James D.

the "Arab Spring" and Barry's and the MSM's support and heralding of it may very well have similar long term consequences to and be seen by history as foolhardy as the Treaty of Versailles and Chamberlain's trip to Munich.

What worries me is that I think that might be a "best case" scenario...

rse

Ignatz-a 2006 UN report I also read yesterday misattributed everyone of the 20th century disasters so they were not in the way of its aspirations. Which is of course more of what caused those 20th century disasters that I have studied so carefully. Even read Max Eastman over the weekend.

As I said when I looked at the Facing History curricula that MO and BO and Martha Minow and others push so, misunderstanding and being taught false reasons for the Holocaust and totalitarian regimes from history is quite dangerous.

matt

Ann;

also not too far from the hotel is one of the most upscale shopping districts in the world. Inside it is a small piece of old Shanghai; a 2-3 block neighborhood of old trader's buildings that were saved and beautifully renovated.

The best Italian restaurant in the city is in there, but the name escapes me. All sorts of restaurants and bars as well.

JiB, that part of the world has been in turmoil for a long time. Only now that the Islamists are active has it become important. Chad, Libya, Algeria, Mali,Niger, Mauritania all have been fighting separatist movements mainly with the Touareg.They're sort of like those sand bandits in Star Wars.

It is a huge desert of the world with little value that has been found to date. No water and little ability to sustain life. It would be a very difficult place to foster even Al Q'aeda.

Quarantine is probably best, and by using the old tactics. Closing or poisoning oases, etc, that the French used in the 1830's they Islamists would be placed in a very difficult position very quickly. Water is the key.

rse

matt-my parents took one of their favorite trips about five years ago to Morocco. They spent 3 weeks there and went all over. I just don't see tourists going to any of those areas anymore.

Extraneus

Link was to Gateway pundit, Ex.

Yes, which is why I said via Insty, since I got to Gateway via Insty. Isn't that the protocol?

narciso

Interestingly enough, matt, it's not a mere coincidence about the Tuaregs, where the AQIM seem to be finding their cadres, and the Tusken raiders in the film. in the LUN

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Isn't that the protocol?==

Yeah, just wasn't sure if you were mixing up your "pundits". :)

Extraneus

No, just trying to make sure to have the right forks in the proper order on the correct side and not burp during blog etiquette class.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ignatz-a 2006 UN report I also read yesterday misattributed everyone of the 20th century disasters so they were not in the way of its aspirations.--

Which is why assuming bad faith on the part of the left should be the default position.

Let them prove they're complete morons before letting them off the "evil" hook, IMO.

Extraneus

Still, that's some serious economic stimulus from our leader!

In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.
hit and run

Ig:
Yes, which is why I said via Insty, since I got to Gateway via Insty. Isn't that the protocol?

I have always recognized the "via xxxxx" as indicating how a particular link was found -- not as trying to communicate where a link is going to take me.

Relatedly, this is one of the reasons I do not care for url shorteners -- like a bit.ly or tinyurl, for example. I very much want to know where a url is taking me before clicking it, and hovering over a link to see the url is typically my preferred method. As long as the link itself is to the actual url I will end up at, that's enough for me to make my decision on whether to click it. To say, "this link is to xxxx" is not unwelcome, but could be considered redundant (at least for my needs, others' mileage may vary). Also, warnings of NYT or HuffPo or whatnot still are appreciated, even if the link itself makes that clear. If a url shortener is used, and I understand there are times when doing so is appropriate, a note saying where the link is going is very much appreciated.

This is covered in chapter 6 of the hit and run JOM style guide.

narciso

First the study about high heels, now this, in the LUN,

narciso

The Flying Dutchman is less persistent;


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/jesse-jackson-gun-manufacturers-should-be-held-responsible-for-shootings-video/

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