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August 07, 2013

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Ignatz


What an embarrassment Barry is.

The great Tom Bethell with an indispensable overview of what the left wing project is all about. Hint; it's the opposite of life.

JIB

I will once again pre-empt MarkO: He is just not very smart.

And thanks TM for clearing up once and for all that the balance beam is not a winter olympic sport.

GMax

The dolt probably does not understand the difference between the Winter Games and the Summer Games. But that memorial face plant he did on landing the Games for Chicago was absolutely a 9 or a 10 ( if you throw out the Russian judge ).

henry

The clocks used on the track or at the swimming pool (even when used in Russia in 1980) neither know nor care about sexual orientation. This clown's sports knowledge is stuck at losing in pick-up basketball and cheating at golf.

Ignatz


Peter Ferrera
on why we get nominees like Mitt and McCain and how economic libertarianism is a winner for the GOP in the struggling blue states.

steve

Seems like someone forgot to bring his teleprompter...

As for the substance of his comment, Putin isn't going to listen to Obama for the simple reason that Putin isn't afraid that Obama is going to do anything if Putin doesn't go along with Obama... at least not anything that Putin cares about*.

* which includes Obama deciding to not meet with Putin.

NK

The debate is OVAH-- Barry really is that ignorant. If Barry goes to the '14 Winter Games, he'd better not bring and mess around with that Reggie Love guy, they'll both wind up in a Siberian mining camp.

Old Lurker

DoT so happy you made it the full ten years after your cancer scare and it is great to know you will be around to hound the birthers for years to come. It is hard work but somebody has to do it.

At my 65th last week I told my friends that the men in my family tend to die at either 75 or 100. So I invited them all back for my 76th and offered to pay their way.

Thomas Collins

The balance beam is a winter sport in states 51-57.

Mark Folkestad

I've gotten way behind here, and I can't possibly try to catch up, so forgive me if someone mentioned this in yesterday's thread. I was amazed to see Leno's interview with the Moron in Chief last night, in which Ear Leader revealed that he thought the interstate highway system was built by FDR's Works Progress Administration. The most brilliant man in the history of the universe, no doubt.

Ignatz

Good God, what a dunce.

Ignatz

Was at the oncologist's yesterday and in the waiting room there was a geezer a couple of chairs away who looked about 80, maybe a tad older.

He then described the severe heart attack he had in 1998 at the age of 84, which explained his earlier comment that maybe he was going to make it to 100 after all, since the oncologist said his scans looked good.

NK

Seriously-- Obummer said that the Eisenhower Interstate system was built by FDR? Even I didn't think he was THAT ignorant. Putin/ChiComs must laugh their arses off when they hear him.

When Obummer told Vlad's toady last year to pass a message on to Vlad about '13 'flexibility' WE all knew what Vlad would do with that message.... Obummer, had no clue. He's unbelievably ignorant and stupid. Jeez.

Captain Hate

I never thought I'd say this but he's even dumber than I thought he was.

Marlene

Mark F,if the Doofus in Chief ever traveled on the interstate the way we peons do,he might see the "Eisenhower Interstate System" signs.

LOL.TC. Did you watch the Zumba documentary?

DublinDave

Politically speaking, it's smarter to give the impression that Russia's state sanctioned bigotry will serve as a backdrop to the most watched sports gathering in the history of the world, the Olympics. You say "Winter Olympics" you might as well hit the snooze button because the condemnation instantly looses its impact.... who cares about the Winter Olympics.....nobody.

Smart move, Mr. President.

NK

Ig-- great story. God bless him, 99 and looks 80.

NK

I bet even DD laughed when he read his 10:58. Tell your Dem pals to advise Obummer to not take Reggie Love on any Russia trips. That would not end well for Bathouse Barry.

James D.

More idiocy from Zero last night:

And I've been talking to Congress and civil libertarians and others about are there additional ways that we can make sure that people know nobody is listening to your phone call, but we do want to make sure that after a Boston bombing, for example, we've got the phone numbers of those two brothers — we want to be able to make sure did they call anybody else? Are there networks in New York, are there networks elsewhere that we have to roll up? And if we can make sure that there's confidence on the part of the American people that there's oversight, then I think we can make sure that we're properly balancing our liberty and our security.

The entire point of the NSA, of the TSA, of Homeland Security, of all of this, is to PREVENT things like the Boston bombing! We accept some measure of survaillance and increased law enforcement presence, etc so that, in theory, the people who would carry out terror attacks will be caught BEFORE they set off their bombs!

I didn't realize that the reason for the NSA listening to every electronic communication on the planet was to hopefully identify the associates of successful terrorists after their plots have been carried out.

Silly me.

Threadkiller

Will it be a boycott, a girlcott, a gaycott, a lesbiancott, or a transgendercott?

J. Fred Muggs

Actually, FDR did build the Interstate System. Joe Biden once told me that he even went on TV during one of his fireside chats to announce the program.

I like Joe, he always brings me bananas and we share them while he tells me stuff like this.

rse

Bo and MO are also proof one can inhabit the Ivies for years at a time and only emerge with diplomas, theories, and a real sense of grievance.

He knows how to community organize because he gets how to nurture grievances but he has little accurate knowledge of how the world has ever worked when it produced prosperity unattached to government interventions.

Jim Rhoads-if you are around can you drop me an email?

Captain Hate

dumbassdave hoping to compete in synchronized fisting.

Ignatz

--Smart move, Mr. President.--

I know "blank" is the new "blank" has been a hot phrase for some time, but seriously; stupid is the new smart?

Perhaps that's WeeDavey's entry in the 2013 Walter Duranty Prize competition.

Thomas Collins

Marlene, I couldn't convince my wife to turn off Criminal Minds reruns, so I missed the Zumba documentary. Did it deal with the issue of why the guy got so much less jail time than Professor Wright?

JIB

Interesting that Eli Lake is reporting that the "threat" seems to have been picked up on a conference call between Zawahiri and 20 AQ cells including Wahbushyi.

So, I guess the NSA still relevant either as a security tool or a political one.

Danube of Thought

Lemme get this straight: with all the worldwide flap about NSA snooping, twenty Al Qaeda bigwigs decide to hook up on a conference call?

Threadkiller

Wishing you well sbw. You are in our prayers.

NK

CaptH@11:15-- now hold on there. Synch, you know what? that's a wee bit offsides. True, but offsides. I still can't get over the I-State idiocy, and Obummer's explanation of why we have to spy on Americans, just a wee bit.

NK

DoT@11:19-- Obummer's spying is NOT Sauron's 'all seeing eye' because his priority is to spy on USA Tea Partiers not Jihadis.

gad-fly

The $15 per hour fast food wage story won't go away. It seems that McDonald's stores in Australia are faced with a $14.50 minimum with a 15% increase guaranteed over the next couple of years. So MSN tells us that Big Mac prices are only 6 to 70 cents higher than prices here in the states.

How could Tom Maguire possibly be so wrong? When the other shoe dropped waaaay down in the article, it seems that minimum wages for 16 year olds is $8 not $14.50. It also appears that Aussies are eliminating labor redundancies such as cashiers and are replacing them with touchscreens.

Apparently,"equal pay for equal work" is not the rule of law in the Aussie liberal mind.

Thomas Collins

All the best to you with your surgery, sbw. I look forward to your rejoining the JOM comment wars!

NK

Aussie rules--early Sept election in Australia; IMO Labour gets hammered, and the conservatives form the next government with a manageable majority, even if there is a coalition. Green/Carbon crap and suffocating anti-business rules will in all likelihood be immediately revoked.

matt

Since virtually 100% of men's figure skaters are fey, I think Vlad will be okay if he wins a couple of medals.

But you can bet the FIS will be out there trying to turn any miscreants into agents. And athletes are notably susceptible to dumb moves.

Marlene

TC,she had tax issues and also dabbled in welfare fraud. TLC will probably re-air it,check your local listings. I only watched the last 20 minutes,because I was absorbed in the movie "Rebecca." The Zumba story really is sordid,but LOL funny in a few ways. They interviewed one guy who has the same name as a guy on "the list". An older guy,with a dry wit and wicked Maine accent. He was enjoying his 15 minutes,describing how he got constant inquiries and he said,WTH is Zumba you've got the wrong guy. And then there is the hockey coach who really thought she was his girlfriend,until he found out about her 150+ other boyfriends...speaking of a doofus.

A.Men

phony president obomba. Moron, idiot barry obomba.

matt

I wonder if they did PowerPoints in the conference call?

AQ #12: "as Aleikum salaam, Brother Zahawiri! As you can see from the graph, the long term recruiting trend through our "Inshallah Meals" program in Syria plateaued in Q3 of 2012 and in the next slide the prison breaks have added 367% more martyr candidates"

PDinDetroit

Lemme get this straight: with all the worldwide flap about NSA snooping, twenty Al Qaeda bigwigs decide to hook up on a conference call?

The Movie "V for Vendetta" comes to mind here...

PDinDetroit

who cares about the Winter Olympics.....nobody.

I guess somebody forgot about Hockey Fans. 1980 comes to mind here...

NK

20 AQ Jihadi ConFab-- I don't get the V for Vendetta reference, the opening scene in "Naked Gun" popped into my pea brain.

Thomas Collins

AQ bigwigs appear to be reacting with more equanimity about NSA snooping than our European allies.

PDinDetroit

The "V for Vendetta reference" was for propaganda used in the media...

sweet potato

Finally catching on, eh?

Zawahiri using the telephone? Hmmm. I know AQ can't plan a trip to the crapper, and acolytes must be trained by FBI?CIA how to put a bomb in their underpants, or a shoe.

And now that they know we're listening to their phone calls, the poor guy who has nitro dried into his clothes or a bomb where his kidney was have been outed. What to do?

Ahhh. They didn't think of using email...

bgates

FDR's Interstate wasn't the biggest gaffe of that interview. narciso made a characteristically cryptic reference to what was; for those who missed it, our Geographer-in-Chief also said,

If we don't deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don't do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.

rich@gmu

watching the interview would have made a good drinking game...

NK

Geographer - in - Chief: he was talking about the Gulf of Atlantic, right? What an ignorant moron he is.

matt

The Gulf of Georgia, as everyone knows, was created last year when the Lightbringer was re-elected.

On another note, June's trade deficit was down by 22% because of oil/gas exports and a reduction in imports of same.

Good form, Mr. President. Good form.

Skoot

"who cares about the Winter Olympics"

hello...Lindsey Vonn!!

And here's to Tiger shooting a 75 tomorrow.

NK

Matt-- you bring up an important point about the trade deficit. IF (God only IF) we had a POTUS like Stephen Harper (Canada PM) the last 5 years, and we aggressively exploited oil/gas resources for domestic use and export, and we refused to add to the welfare state and CUT Taxes, the current account deficit would have been slashed on energy alone, and fuel/food prices would have been musch lower for USA consumers. That would have led to a virtuous cycle of more economic growth, more USA jobs, Lower Federal spending/deficit, and LESS QE with just as low interest rates. BUT NOOOOOOO... we are stuck with the geographer - in - chief who can't find his own buggered arse with 2 hands and a flashlight.

Extraneus

He's talking about after the waters recede.

DublinDave

"hello...Lindsey Vonn"

Can you imagine the President rattling off all the elitist sports associated with the Winter Olympics and then asking for acceptance for the poor down-trodden peeps taking part in them.

Track and field are universal and as such he made a wise calculated move to frame his comments that way.

Well done, Mr.President, you sly old political fox.

NK

How many swimming medals (also referenced by Obummer) have Da Bruthas won? count 'em on one hand? Probably. Just laugh at the blinding ignorant remarks, just say they're no biggie. Soros will understand and pay the 25cent going rate for the troll comment.

NK

blinding = blindingly

jimmyk

This should be another IRS scandal:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/354305/report-no-2-official-irs-commutes-work-plane-eliana-johnson

The report indicates that these executives work primarily in Washington, D.C., but live elsewhere, and fly to Washington routinely. In 2011 and 2012, twelve IRS executives spent over 200 days traveling each year; in some cases, the number of travel days they logged actually exceeded the number of business days in the calendar because they remained in “travel status” on weekends and holidays.
jimmyk

I almost hesitate to ask, but has there been any media coverage at all of Barry's monstrous gaffes on Leno? They make anything Tina Fey ever pretended that Sarah said seem brilliant by comparison.

Skoot

"Can you imagine the President..."

I get it. He's just not into girls.

And GZ is packing heat and driving fast through Texas. heh.

Manuel Transmission

AQ #12: "as Aleikum salaam, Brother Zahawiri! As you can see from the graph, the long term recruiting trend through our "Inshallah Meals" program in Syria plateaued in Q3 of 2012 and in the next slide the prison breaks have added 367% more martyr candidates"

LOL, Matt. G-d, I don't miss any of that nonsense.

Sue

Are you guys nuts? Jamaican bobsledding mon!

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Did Leno finish with "Say goodnight, Gracie"?

Threadkiller

Report: Obama Indonesian Citizen When Attending Occidental Claims Witness To Records

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/08/report-obama-indonesian-citizen-when.html?m=1

bgates

jimmyk, a quick search turns up narciso's nemesis in Miami dutifully fixing matters:

"If we don't deepen our ports all along the Gulf — (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. — if we don't do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we'll lose jobs,"

narciso

Strikingly, they do not notice the gaffe, or ignore it, six of one half a dozen of another, it's all supremely cringeworthy,

matt

Sue;

I was involved with the original Jamaica Bobsleigh Team. The kids were serious. The guys who thought it up just wanted free tickets to the Olympics.

NK

Obumer a 'foreign student' at Occidental College. I can't open the link, but this is what i have personally suspected for 6 years. we KNOW Obummer lied to a publisher about his alleged kenyan citizenship, so I've always believed Obummer lied to get into and student financing for Occidental and Columbia U.

GMax

Incompetence and Socialists just go hand in hand, todays example via Der Spiegel:

Attempts by Germany’s main opposition party, the center-left Social Democrats, to close the gap with their competitors were once again hampered on Thursday when 8,000 supposedly eco-friendly campaign posters turned to pulp in the rain. The season’s first campaign posters, which SPD candidate Peer Steinbrück had proudly presented at a press conference just 48 hours earlier, became water-logged at the first sign of rainfall and promptly fell off walls across the country. Ironically, the posters had been touted as being eco-friendly, weather-resistant and free from damaging formaldehydes, part of a new recycling initiative by SPD headquarters. None of the campaign workers could have guessed, however, how quickly the environmentally friendly process of biodegradation would begin.

Brought to you by the same folks who brought you Solyndra, and the City of Detroit...

pagar

More Stupid!

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2013/08/vichy-republican-john-boehner-not-only.html

Sue

Matt,

That is so cool.

Jeff Dobbs

According to Nielsen, at the time it was held, the most watched Olympic opening ceremony evah was the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002 coming in at 45.6M viewers, or 25.5% of all American tv's tuned in.

It surpassed the Atlanta Summer Games opening ceremony in 1996 which had 39.8M viewers, or 23.6% of all American tv's tuned in. The Los Angeles Summer Games had far fewer total viewers at 20M, but 23.9% of all American tv's.

The number of viewers for an Olympic Ceremony for which Obama deserves any credit is somewhere approaching 45.6M fewer than Mitt Romney deserves.

jimmyk

"a quick search turns up narciso's nemesis in Miami dutifully fixing matters"

Amazing. Of course I'm sure they would have done the same for W or Sarah.

NK

Paraphrasing scarlett o'hara... Obummer has always gotten by on the kindness of other Lefties. he reads from TOTUS and has his words edited in real time by the Legacy Media.... he has the full support of the apparatus Orwell described in his 1984 Big Brother character... Obummer's just an incompetent and moronic version. Maybe he's more like El Presidente in "Moon over Parador."

GMax

Invisible campaign posters, call someone suggest these to Pryor and Hagan? LOL

Danube on iPad

"She also said that several employees made copies of the microfilm containing Obama’s information just in case the company decided to destroy the evidence."

Why didn't Orly's hearsay declarant send copies? And why didn't she do an affidavit of her own?

Threadkiller

What are you talking about, Danube?

Porchlight

Why do we have to deepen the ports anyway? Charleston, Savannan and Jax are going to be under water soon. Al Gore told me so.

Captain Hate

Who is dumber on geography, Gaylord Focker or bustedbowel?

Some Guy

He

just

isn't

very

smart.

daddy

If we don't deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don't do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.

I seem to recall that back during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Obama did everything in his power to make sure that no ships could enter the Gulf to help with the spill.

Why would he now care about allowing ships into the Gulf, wherever his feeble mind thinks the Gulf is?

Extraneus

I think it's a little unfair to make like he thinks SC is in the Gulf of Mexico, but I'm tellin' ya, he's looking ahead when it comes to the port depth issue. When global warming is defeated in the war on fossil fuels, the oceans will recede, and if we don't start digging now the ships will go somewhere else, where they won't be beached.

And who knows? Maybe a new gulf will appear on the east coast besides.

The guy wrote a paper on quantum theory. It makes perfect sense.

Some Guy

Any truth to the rumor that the WH travel office is being blamed?

They forgot to book him into the Holiday Inn Express prior to his appearance.

rich@gmu

Porchlight-

In A.O., "After Obama", the One has stopped to oceans from rising. I am still in utter disbelief that line wasn't mercilessly mocked until Obama was nothing but a poor, Eagleton figure.

Danube on iPad

"What are you talking about, Danube?"

The article to which you linked, and from which I quoted. (Maybe the microfilm has been doctored, like that in the Honolulu newspapers' archives.)

MarkO

Remember when you threw that nerdy kid in the pond and then you saw he couldn't swim. Well, that's the media and Obama.

daddy

Perhaps Obama thinks that due to Global Warming there won't be any snow for the 2014 Winter Olympics, so thats why they'll be doing Summer sports. Maybe he's a genius.

jimmyk

Iowahawk has the keenest insight:

@iowahawkblog: In Barack Obama's mind, the ultimate punishment is to deny you the opportunity to meet with Barack Obama. #ExplainingthingsforPutin

rich@gmu

but taking a second look, Eagleton still carried on after his disastrous belly flop VP run and seemed to be able to locate Savannah on a map and match up his subjects and verbs.

I apologize to Eagleton for the comparison.

Captain Hate

Eagleton was a great target for National Lampoon's "Mrs Agnew's Diary". I think my favorites were when she confusedly called him Weaselton and suggested a bumper sticker of "Volt for Eagleton".

narciso

The fact that we have the Solon of Scranton, at the Naval Observatory, indicates there is something deeply 'rotten in Copenhagen' not once but twice.

narciso

Mcgovern's Wallace's pupil, that's what was wrong with the ticket, he's mostly the same Johnny one note, even 20 years later, yes he developed a certain appreciation for the business model, but it didn't permeate.

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

we KNOW Obummer lied to a publisher about his alleged kenyan citizenship, so I've always believed Obummer lied to get into and student financing for Occidental and Columbia U.

I agree.
Has any reporter EVER asked Obama about that? One lousy reporter? How was that not a huge story?
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/17/The-Vetting-Barack-Obama-Literary-Agent-1991-Born-in-Kenya-Raised-Indonesia-Hawaii

1991 until 2007. For 16 years his book promotion said he was born in Kenya.
Maybe we could get Jay Leno to ask him next time. Or maybe TMZ, National Enquirer, or The Dirty could get some answers.

Duh Gus Gus Wishes That He Had Said That

At 10:58 am, Snow White's 7th little dwarf, Dopey, asks, "Duh .... who cares about the Winter Olympics.....nobody."

Yeah, right, dummy nobody was paying any attention to the USA's 1980 Miracle On Ice.

Just everybody on the entire fuck'n planet!

JIB

With the widening and added locks of the Panama Canal you need to dredge out deeper and wider port channels for those shortest-route ports like Jacksonville, Savannah and Charleston. These are main container, bulk and roll-on/roll-off ports. And dredging, port clearance and safety is the role of the Corps and Coast Guard.

What he didn't understand is these are east coast ports and New Orleans for one is also in need but has a different design dynamic. What Jacksonville has for one is a very large trans-modal presence with rail and two major interstates - I10 and I95. Takes an hour from Charleston to I95 and Savannah has a smaller interface with the interstate.

Miami doesn't have any spare capacity because of the cruise terminal but it is investing in a new access tunnel system. Still dredging and building for the coming much larger capacity ships is a must.

Porchlight

It's my understanding that these ports would love to dredge but guess who stands in the way? EPA and eco-crazies.

rich@gmu

George Will wrote an op ed about it a year or so ago detailing the years long EPA studies and contrasting it to BUILDING the Panama Canal.

pagar

Looks like someone missed one.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/08/07/networks-hype-obama-leno-skip-whopper-we-dont-need-huge-government?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

"He seriously insisted, "One of the things I've been trying to get across here is that we don't need a huge government. " He added, "But we need government doing some basic things and we should all agree on a sensible mechanism to go ahead and pay for it. Make sure we don't waste money."

pagar

rich, I think this is the one.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-01-13/opinions/35440757_1_post-panamax-ships-west-coast-ports-globalization

The report does not flatter the US government, IMO.

Threadkiller

"Peaceful protestor Brian Summer was assaulted yesterday by highway patrol at the overpasses to impeach Obummer held at 41 & Shaw Fresno Ca. 1st Amendment – Freedom to redress grievances destroyed!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCYAbornLmc

Captain Nemo

You understood wrong, Porchlight. That
sometimes destabilize the sea floor.

DrJ

L just learned that my favorite reseller of refurbished computers and printers, geeks.com, has called it quits. They cite competition from Amazon as the primary reason. Shame, as they were really good at what they did.

jimmyk

You might have thought Leno couldn't pass up a chance for a retort, like "Oh, so they've got swimming in the Winter Olympics now, who knew? Is that the Polar Bear Club event?" Or "Yes, I love the views of the Gulf from Charleston."

Maybe Jay can splice in some footage from the interview when he does those on-the-street interviews where airheads can't answer really basic questions.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I learned on the earlier thread that sbw is having treatment for prostate cancer. I had similar symptoms in 2010 and had treatment in 2011. DOT was very supportive during that time. Monday, I had my 1 1/2 year exam and PSA, and all is well. My prayers are with you sbw for comfort and healing.

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