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August 31, 2013

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James D.

Going OT right from the start...

I posted earlier today about a WAPO Opinion piece headlined:

Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime

Well, it's still there in the online WAPO, but now the headline (and the link) is different:

The unintended consequences of laws addressing sex between teachers and students

So my question is:

Was the WAPO just trolling for hits on the website?

Did some intern or junior staffer write the headline, and it was changed when a grownup saw it?

Or did they just honestly see nothing wrong with the first headline, or the idea behind it, until they got pushback from readers?

henry

Well, the local news has a perfect squirrel to wipe ObamaFail #54871932 out of local minds. Harley Davidson 110 Anniversary is here, more bikes than a plague of red lines locusts. At least the weather is nice and my puppy camp attendee is delighted chasing critters around the farm. (If he catches one he has to share for dinner).

James D.

Going OT again...

I forgot until I saw her post yesterday that you were a doctor, anonamom.

I'd love to send you a copy of one of my books (#2, where my heroine starts medical school) so I can get an actual doctor's opinion on what I got right and wrong.

Email me at jamesd at elevendayempire dot com if you want it...

Jeff Dobbs

I still find it fascinating that Obama gets called out for his "red line" comments (which he should), but no one seems to hark back to his comments on why he was bombing Libya...

"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and—more profoundly—our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are," Obama said. "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."

Obama most certainly waited for images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action in Syria. And now he's waiting and waiting and waiting ever more.

To believe Obama's Libya justifications, you would also now have to acknowledge that he is betraying who we are, brushing aside America's responsibility in Syria. That Obama has determined that the US has changed since then and can now turn a blind eye to atrocities.

Hope and change.

Jeff Dobbs

henry:
Harley Davidson 110 Anniversary is here

FWIW, Miller High Life is also celebrating 110 years this year...

Jane-sun - the squaw

I think Egypt intervened Hit and people are now paying more attention since they figured out he supports the Mulsim Brotherhood.

That's probably wrong.

henry

Hit, you would think the locals would notice that. Not. A. Word.

Could you imagine intentionally attracting 10s of thousands of High Life lovers for a long weekend filled with parties, parades, concerts, and free beer? You might get Kid Rock to to do a big blowout show!

Oooops...

Any brand that people go out of their way to tattoo on themselves is going to win the whose 110th is more important, while the other provides the beer.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Since we're going OT here amidst this rare abundance of threads, I'm just about have a rage stroke that the Penn State Pedophile Enablers are still allowed to play football *and* those ESPN turds cater to the cult by televising their games. That shitbox needs to be converted into green glass.

Btw it was revealed this week that Sandusky's predations went back to the 70s. What coverup?

PDinDetroit

Thin-Skinned Obama could do nothing else.

He is very predictable, maybe someone in the Republican Party can put that information to use...

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Jane,

The complete and utter failure of Clinton and Obama's Arab Spring fiasco was crystal clear when Benghazi happened. I don't believe pig ignorant progressives are capable of successfully running anything more complicated than a shoe shine stand and the lack of planning and failure to execute Arab Spring was apparent right from the start (kinda like BOzocare). Egypt clarified the complete lack of competence on the part of Clinton and Obama but the Gazprom/KSA bloc got rolling when President Weak Horse beclowned himself at Benghazi.

narciso el taino

The map in the O'Bagy piece, is more informative then she intends, with the retreat from Iraq, these forces moved up the river valley, the Syrian Army has gained some ground, partially with it's brutality, but also the justified fear of insurgents like Al Nusra,

Jane-sun - the squaw

Rick,

It's interesting how the left sees it. It's all about Obama being "Bush lite". That is the only way they can justify this. It doesn't matter how many times you point out that this is diametrically opposed to anything Bush did - they don't get it.

They don't understand the narcissism. They just think there is something in the WH water - and it's Bush's fault.

Jane-sun - the squaw

PD,

How are things in Detroit these days?

Clarice

My guess is the NYT is mad because they realize what a bind he put his own party in before the midterms.

Jeff Dobbs

How are things in Detroit these days?

And how are the wedding plans going?

narciso el taino

Apparently, the new restructuring of Cyprus's debt
by the Russian banks, procludes US airstrikes from their territory.

bgates

It started with just 20 words, intended to keep Barack Obama out of a war.

No intent to keep the United States out of a war. Barack Obama's intent, in Sanger's telling, was to protect the interests of no one besides Barack Obama.

Of course he's absolutely right about that.

Clarice

Just as most lawyers prefer to have smart opponents on the other side to get a more rapid and sensible resolution of disputes, I'd bet world leaders are gnashing their teeth that the US has at its helm such a moron, and I think that includes putative enemies of our.No one ikes living and working in a series of anything can happen days.

centralcal

Passing gas ....

...holding nose.

This is our leadership, gang.

centralcal

Click to view - this is our POTUS on the phone with Boehner, per Pete the WH photog.

narciso el taino

True, Clarice, however this is who too many of them wanted, McCain was too old, and Sarah was too declasse, so they as we have to live with their consequences.

PDinDetroit

Detroit is just as screwed up as normal.

Tigers are playing great baseball - only go into Detroit for games and Red Wings Hockey Games (season ticket holder - cannot wait until the season starts!).

Wedding happened 6/29, see LUN for her favorite pic. Very happy - we both are.

I have been diagnosed with Ménière's disease, it has been very challenging to deal with. I have a great ENT, so we are going through the motions now to determine what will/will not work.

Jane-sun - the squaw

"Just as most lawyers prefer to have smart opponents on the other side to get a more rapid and sensible resolution of disputes, I'd bet world leaders are gnashing their teeth that the US has at its helm such a moron, and I think that includes putative enemies of ours"

I agree completely, I've never thought about that before.

Janet  --- -... .- -- .- ... ..- -.-. -.- ...

His feet are always on the furniture. What's up with that?

Threadkiller

I thought children were supposed to refrain from making pistol shapes with their fingers.

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Yes!, TK! I just noticed that too. Hah! Isn't there a law against that now?

Jeff Dobbs

Gorgeous couple, PDiD. Love that pic.

Best of luck with your health.

PDinDetroit

I thought children were supposed to refrain from making pistol shapes with their fingers.

Give me approval to strike or I am going to shoot you through the phone!

Threadkiller

Maybe he is having phone sex with Reggie.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

He never fails to act like classless trash in the White House.

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Jane,

I believe the progs lay the blame for the failure of the circle jerk fantasy of Arab Spring at BOzo's feet for lack of skill in execution rather than acknowledge the absurdity trying to achieve "change" in 70IQ Araby using the socialist media tools which succeeded for BOzo in the US.

The NYT disapproval stems from the same font. BOzo just isn't up to properly executing the progressive hallucination.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Defense optional in the Georgia Clemson game.

PDinDetroit

Best of luck with your health.

Thanks, I am going to need it. I can deal with headaches, but sudden vertigo attacks are nearly impossible to deal with, along with the aftermath.

At least I am saving on gas by not driving!

trollsrus

Class act that President Obama, shining shoes on White House furniture. Met his calling, though.

Danube on iPad

There will be no strike. The United States will suffer a very damaging humiliation, the consequences of which may well never be undone. To me, that result is preferable to incurring the multitudinous risks that a strike would have entailed.

The fact that this strutting, inept popinjay has also been personally humiliated is an excellent result. The world no longer listens to this man, nor cares what he says. Perhaps Americans will increasingly come around to that posture now. Let him make all the stump speeches he wants to make about Obamacare. No one believes him.

It's been barely 24 hours since the Secretary of State reminded us that this president "does what he says he is going to do." Until he says he's not going to do it.

What was this nation thinking?

Beasts of England

Aptly noted:

The Tide lost considerable talent to the NFL last season and those losses will be noticeable.

Offensive line: ‘Look for penetration without stunting...’ 4 sacks allowed.

QB: ‘AJ is insecure with the ball…’

Receivers [Returners]: ‘…Christian [sic - Christion Jones, 255 total yard, 3 TDs (kickoff return, punt return, reception)] and Norwood will stun the casual football fan with their talent.’

Defensive line: ‘Will the D-Line help deliver any shut-outs this campaign? Only against Colorado State and Chattanooga.’

Linebackers: ‘Mosely,…Dickson should fill the gap.’

Secondary: ‘Sunseri brings fire...’ ‘…we are questionable downfield.’

The pachyderms slaughter the hapless Hokies and its Beamer-ball brand of football: 35-10 Blind Sow / Acorn Rule applies.

Not so much:

Backfield: Scary good. Perhaps the best running corps ever assembled at The Capstone. Watch T. J. Yeldon drop his shoulders and you’ll quickly forget about Ingram and Richardson. Yeldon with 75 yards. Meh.

Porchlight

PDinDetroit, I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Praying that you will be able to weather it with style.

Congratulations on your marriage! You both look wonderfully happy!

Jeff Dobbs

CH:
Defense optional in the Georgia Clemson game.

I'm just watching to see if either the UGA or Clemson quarterback has a hot girlfriend that Musberger can creep all over.......

narciso el taino

The problem is history didn't begin in 2009, and it doesn't end today, the Army will continue to 'eradicate' Algerian style any Salafi opposition, and they in turn will surge in kind,

Old Lurker test

What Porch said, PD.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Congrats to you both, PD. You both look very happy.

Ignatz

What kind of ass puts his foot up like that on any desk?

Clarice

PD, nice pic. I know you;ll manage this bump in the road with grace and determination/

Captain Hate on an iPhone

hit, as much as I hate Brent with every letter of my nom de cyberplume, the reaction of the bluenoses of the Worlds Leader in Sports Entertainment Broadcasting was so over the top that I was forced to come down on the side of the liver spotted broadcaster.

I feel unclean having typed that.

Jeff Dobbs

You know he was fully aware that Souza was off to his right snapping pics. He wanted to be photographed in that pose.

sbwaters

PDID, as Glenn Reynolds urges about medical advances - Faster! Faster.

Best wishes.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Exactly hit; just like he felt it necessary to tell every citizen that his new dog had relieved itself in the home of every previous President. The White House is well staffed enough that such a situation should never happen.

Jeff Dobbs

That was probably the fourth or fifth take - Obama having Souza pull the pics up on a laptop to proof them.

narciso el taino

Best wishes, PD,

Threadkiller

Great photo PD!

You are in my prayers.

centralcal

Congrats, PD. As to the rest, may you overcome from joy of life.

PDinDetroit

Congratulations on your marriage! You both look wonderfully happy!

Thank you Porch. We entered "equally yoked" as she is Jewish but came to accept her Messiah, Yeshua - Jesus, before we were married. So many reasons why we are together, I never knew I was capable of loving someone so much.

On August 28th, I celebrated my 24th year clean and sober and have been so now for over half my life (47). I also moved up to Chief Technologist at work, although I still like keeping my "hands dirty" with techie stuff.

With the good, comes a little bad. I am grateful I can work from home most of the time and have a flexible schedule.

centralcal

Obama is such an ______ (fill in the blank, I know I have).

I am sure, God is noticing and preparing a very special place for him and his lovely bride.

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

Love the pix PD. I don't know what ENT is but it sounds like it sucks.

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

Kerry is on every talk show tomorrow. That should be hysterical given how far he's been thrown under the bus.

MarkO on vacation at an undisclosed location

Obama is unsophisticated and uneducated. Such a type would strike a pose of nonchalance abruptly discordant from the substance of the day and the call, death.

He truly has no idea what he's doing.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

PD:

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your new bride. My MIL developed Muniere's syndrome in her 40's and lived with it for about 48 years.

There were some ups and downs, but It was mostly an annoyance for her.

I can't remember when I was so disgusted with a presidential performance as I was this afternoon, and I am beginning to believe those who think he truly wants to bring our country down to the rest of the world's level. I am stumped for any other rational explanation.

PDinDetroit

Did you guys catch the "my military" comment from Obama on Friday???

It reveals the true depth of his arrogance, conceit and deceptive intentions.

LUN.

PDinDetroit

I don't know what ENT is but it sounds like it sucks.

Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor.

Clarice

Well we all sing "My country tis of thee..." Don't we? :sarc:

MarkO on vacation at an undisclosed location

Apparently, the fundamental transformation included quit claim deeds.

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Love the picture, PD. 47!...a young man.

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c-c,

I believe Nemesis is now sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom. There's no reason to consider divine retribution at the moment.

The President will be spending the end of next week in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he is somewhat less than affectionately referred to as "the monkey with a hand grenade". He will be with 19 other heads of state, every one of whom is quite aware of his Russian nickname.

I hope he has a nice time.

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On FB -

Clarice

Rick is evil. It;s why he's really my favorite. (DTTO,Rick)

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He better pack a lot of Nicorette.

Skoot

Congrats PDinDetroit. That's a lovely photo and you look very happy together.

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Congratulations and best wishes, PDIT.

narciso el taino

Ot, how many examples does she need to prove the point;

Beasts of England

On August 28th, I celebrated my 24th year clean and sober and have been so now for over half my life (47).

That's great to hear. Congratulations...

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Will Reporting for Doody be on FNS tomorrow? If so I hope Chris Wallace brings his A game since that ignorant gasbag is so easily confused on the rare occasion when a DeMFMer challenges his brainless ppntifications .

narciso el taino

He's bringing the Stonehenge:


http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2013/08/31/fnc-james-rosen-note-states-he-was-told-that-president-obama-will-carry-out-the-military-action-regardless-if-congress-votes-to-approve-use-of-force-click-to-read/

Clarice

More chickenshit phony bravado. If he goes to Congress he must abide by what they say or be in very deep yogurt.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Damn, narc; nobody told that witless bint in your 10:04 the first rule of holes. Or she didn't understand it.

Clarice

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/john-kerry-assads-man-in-washington/#.UiKdCVc4pbg.facebook


Did John Kerry help create the butcher Assad?


Ignatz

--Apparently, the fundamental transformation included quit claim deeds.--

LOL. Another perfect comment from MarkO.
I'd love to get a look at some of your briefs.
Wait a minute, that didn't sound right.
I'd love to read some of your pleadings. :)

Ignatz

I believe witless bints have a different first rule of holes, don't they?

Clarice

Ig-gy..Niters.

narciso el taino

'Reporting for Duty' has been an Arabist since he first visited the region in the 70s, maybe it was his father's influence,

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Narciso,

I believe he's made the transition from Spinal Tap to Animal House. We're going to be debating the difference between stupid futility and futile stupidity in short order.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

LOL @ Oregon State

narciso el taino

East Washington ,winning the future;

Captain Hate on an iPhone

I really didn't think the Towson win was an upset but Oregon State was a ranked team. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers win over the Kentucky Wildcats wasn't completely unexpected since at least 90% of KY's athletic budget goes for shady payments by Calipari. Maybe the SEC should only let the Methcats participate in hoops and knock football down from varsity to club sport status.

Danube on iPad

Not that I can explain it, but I think that if Obama goes ahead in the face of a congressional "no" vote, he will very seriously harm Hillary's chances. And that's a good thing.

Ignatz

The only reason the dope has decided to go to congress is to give himself cover for the fix he got himself into. It defies reason that he would then blow that cover by bombing anyway.

dublindave

We've been here before;Tom writes for months about an imagined crisis in the Obama WH and when he realizes it was all in his head, he stops writing about it. Fast and furious, Benghazi, IRS etc. etc. All made up, all imagined, all fizzled out into nothing.

And here we are again-imaginary crisis time in the Obama White house.


Yawn.


The President he will drop a few missiles,there'll be loads of people talking about it then next week Kim Kardashian will break up with that black guy-life goes on.

History however will show that American morality is a little different too, oh,shall we say British scumbag morality, right? I mean GB is a nation where you literally can't tell if the men are gay or if their just British, a nation that has been leg-fucking the United States for so long that even the US had had enough.

There'll be other shiny objects to get distracted by next week but history will record this as an Obama victory.

daddy

Miles and miles and miles behind.

Justoneminute was offline in Dubai. Unable to even get the website to load for 2 days, on both my laptop or any of the computers in the Hotel's Business Section. Depressing.

Then to add insult to injury, just arriving at Bangalore I turn on the TV and there is a new TV Ad running each 15 minutes for Classmate Stationary of India. The vignette opens with a young, good looking Indian kid at an auditorium making a speech to students and teachers. Camera focuses on the kid saying, "its not my planet or your planet, it's ours. Immediately the camera focuses on some excited adults in the front row turning to each other and saying approvingly "He's the next Obama!" Ughh.

Next vignette immediately follows with some young Indian girl in a chemistry class completing an experiment and the professor saying approvingly, "She's the next Einstein!"

3rd vignette follows, and this kid is the next Babe Ruth of Crickett.

Then you are introduced to their beautiful line of "back to School" pens and stationary.

Why these Hindu folks in India are hero-worshipping our clueless boob of a President beats me, especially since he is such a classroom fraud, plus he's stumbling around emboldening India's worst enemies, radical Islamists, all around the world. It makes no sense at all.

Barry Dauphin

How hard will the president lobby Democrats to vote "yes"?

narciso el taino

It's sort of the subversive notion behind the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film, a system of universal compliance, they have a different notion of how it comes about, as rse points out,

Jeff Dobbs

Michelle [Malkin] wants the President to seek Congressional approval to go to war with Syria. Why- does Syria have a post office that needs to be renamed? Seriously? Congress is a bug on the shoe of the Commander-in-Chief in matters of war, when the Syrian operation needs 40 'pretend' bills passed, then we'll call Congress.
...
Come on, guys, nobody takes Congress seriously.

Posted by: dublindave | August 29, 2013 at 04:23 AM

Jeff Dobbs

If I were to think of a suitable movie moment that best demonstrated Congress's role in this upcoming Syrian conflict it would be Kay Corleone having the door shut on her face by Michaels associates at the end of Godfather one. She looks on helpless as the door closes and one said associate kneels before her husband to kiss his ring.
...
Congress, or rather the Tea Party is Kay Corleone fetching the commander in chief a glass of water than not being allowed back in the room.

Go do up an abortion bill or something.

Posted by: dublindave | August 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

daddy

Hit,

Excellent comment at 07:14.

Local TV comments over here say Obama has now dropped the question into Congress's lap. I missed his speech, so since it's just 9 am I'm catching up to Obama's fierce urgency of "maybe."

narciso el taino

picking up dubby's kitty litter isn't worth it, hit,

narciso el taino

'What makes a man go neutral' didn't see the last Futurama, because I respect the last one,

Danube on iPad

Serious, non-partisan historians will now begin to classify this presidency as among the most calamitous in our history.

dublindave

I do believe that Michael banged Kay twice a week,she took care of his kids,did his laundry,cooked his meals...so it's not like she had zero value.

The President may need Congress to give him a little bit of cover, just in case things get out of hand....which is to say "make the President a fucking sandwhich,Congress!!!!!"

narciso el taino

It's taken nearlt 50 years to find out what Halberstam and co, served us up was a lie,

narciso el taino

Who would fit that model, a Bancroft, a Nevins, for today.

Strawman Cometh

I don’t know – not having access to all of the facts – but I think it’s fair to say, that the Obana and/or his administration have acted stupidly. But at this point, what difference does it make?!

Gus

The man has a spine of steel, he is Stalinesque!!!!

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