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August 20, 2013

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JIB

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Rick Ballard

"I've always wondered how there could be sincere proselytizers for the human extinction movement."

Ignatz,

Surely you have some sympathy for those who yearn for the days of yore when Gaia could be only propitiated by a noble savage raising the still beating heart of an enslaved captive above an altar blackened with the dried blood of ten thousand such sacrifices? Paying barely sacrificial air taxes to build totems to the SkyDragon is a pretty pathetic substitute for traditional methods.

Jane -May2014 Be there or Be Square

Jane, I am not sailor whomever that is.(I am new to this blog and have not followed all posts.) Evidently anyone who challenges you is a troll. I am not. I like this blog and think most everyone on it is very intelligent. Why can you not take criticism? Everyone here seems to love you, so why would you take offense when I state a fact?

What makes you think I was referring to you?

JIB

its cotagiton.

JIB

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Stephanie

Beasts,

Sorry to hear about your friend. I have a 24 yo niece who is in heroin's hand and has been fighting it for 5 years. Unfortunate as she comes from a good old Atlanta family and she just can't break it.

I may be at a mutual friend's house down in Mobile at the end of Sept for a long weekend. Any chance you are going to be down that way any time soon? Also heading to Biloxi or Pearl River in the weekend of Oct 24-27. Awesome tournament if you want to join us and play. The mutual friend usually goes to the tournament, too. Lots of gambling and some seriously major money changes hands (not mine). Email me at stephaniegaatl@yahoo . com for more info if you are interested or if you want to know who our mutual friend is... ;)

narciso

Speaking of self destructive bwhavior;


http://hotair.com/archives/2013/08/20/obama-admin-allocates-52-million-to-detroit-for-urban-blight-removal-while-pension-funds-continue-to-protest-bankruptcy/

Beasts of England

Thanks, all. She's a kid who's had a rough life in so many areas. The trauma that's wrapped her up the most is her former husband was deployed to Afghanistan, saw some real atrocities and couldn't deal with it when he returned. She went to the store one day and returned home to see him hanging from the staircase. His family blamed her. Not making excuses at all, but I'm not sure how I'd ever process that myself.

As I mentioned, I won't take her back, but I'll love her and pray for her; and help in some way at a distance. Damn it, it's so sad.

Clarice

It certainly is, Beasts. I wish you both well.

What does it take to et rid of this IPCC and its craperoo studies? Will wooden stakes do? I'll forego the profit I get from selling them and donate them to whoever promises to put them thru the IPCC offices and kill off these idiots.

henry

HQ them in Detroit with a residency requirement.

narciso

Look at this Star Wars cantina he's a part of, with the exception of Lee Kwan Yoo;

http://www.fondationchirac.eu/en/foundation/honour-committee/

narciso

I don't think mere stakes will do, clusterbombs with flechettes, just to make sure,

Beasts of England

Thank you, Clarice...

Ignatz

--Surely you have some sympathy for those who yearn for the days of yore when Gaia could be only propitiated by a noble savage raising the still beating heart of an enslaved captive above an altar blackened with the dried blood of ten thousand such sacrifices?--

Absolutely, Rick. I've got buckets of it.
But I figure if a disciple of the movement is truly sincere he will become proficient enough as a novice to do himself in before ever reaching the proselytizing stage.

I guess, down on the farm, even some viruses are more equal than others.

narciso

Well seriously what were they expecting;


Al Jazeera America dashed the hopes of journalism-hungry Americans in only the first hours of its existence Tuesday, airing an interview with disgraced conspiracy theorist Stephen Walt on the crisis in Egypt.

Ignatz

I was going to say "I guess the human extinction movement has a lot in common with Mark Twain's weather" when I learned he apparently didn't say "everybody talks about the weather but nobody seems to do anything about it."

Rick Ballard

Ignatz,

We really can't say the exhortations of the Malthusian cretins such as the Pitzer Putz are examples of "not doing something". After all, some 50 million babies have been butchered by progressive gosnels in filthy PP Death Huts with black baby bounties paid for over 20 million of them. The Pitzer Putz is actually responsible for the death of more innocents than even the average nobly savage Aztec priest.

narciso

'You ask for a miracle, Theo':

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/21/david-miranda-law-detention-heathrow

Sue

Narciso,

I love that you quote Die Hard.

narciso

If you read Dan Brown's Inferno, which I skimmed so others wouldn't have to, the thanatos spirit is alive and well, in that tome,

Threadkiller

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130820_Thomas_Fitzgerald__Tea-party_celebrity_joins_Pa__Revenue_Department.html

Threadkiller

Good luck, Beasts.

Ignatz

--After all, some 50 million babies have been butchered by progressive gosnels in filthy PP Death Huts with black baby bounties paid for over 20 million of them.--

I will give Christie credit for defunding PP, something only a handful of states have done.

narciso

Are they fracking kidding here;

narciso

'Welcome to the party, pal' no there will not be refreshments;

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/08/19/mother-jones-meets-the-mob/

Account Deleted

I appreciate Christie offering himself up as a rather large target so early in the game. Dunno about using a broken spring board like Schmidt for the launch and I suspect he's actually more interested in absolutely nailing down a second term in New Jersey but there is nothing wrong with him absorbing slings and arrows while we wait for the crash of BOzocare.

Ignatz

--Dunno about using a broken spring board like Schmidt for the launch..--

Well, if there is any guy I'd like using that chump Schmidt as a springboard....

narciso

What was that German word for insanity, again;

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/08/20/german-finance-minister-lets-get-real-here-greece-is-definitely-going-to-need-a-third-bailout/

narciso

You know one tries not to be too cynical, and then they pull this carp:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/356312/florida-abortion-clinics-offer-100-coupon-sterling-beard

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Best wishes, Beasts.

centralcal

Dearest Beasts (ok - that is a rather rough way to start this),

You have made friends here, from the warmth and humor of your comments. I don't have anything remarkable to say, except God bless you and those you love and have loved.

May everything turn out all right.

Captain Hate on an iPhone

narc, were there fewer episodes of POI this season than last or are they just replaying them more frequently? They're up to the third iteration on the reruns except for the finale which I can't remember seeing replayed once. Not that I'm complaining about it other than I wish they wouldn't jack around with the order so that people already dead show up.

narciso

No, they haven't and you're right they've staggered the episodes, it makes it seem even more cryptic then it already is,

Gus

Libtards say there is global warming. Skinheads say they aren't racist.

Who to believe???

Beasts of England

Thanks again, ya'll. Not something I can discuss with most of my friends or family. Much appreciated.

Gonna try and get some sleep.

MarkO now being monitered by the NSA on this site

That Mark Twain quote fits the Republicans and Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS and . . ..

Feckless.

MarkO now being monitered by the NSA on this site

Untergang.

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

narciso's 10:31 link to Ed Driscoll is something.
In the post he links to this old post about JournoList...the "non-official campaign" - http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2010/07/22/your-daily-caller-journolist-document-drop-du-jour/

a bit - "Daniel Levy of the Century Foundation noted that Obama’s “non-official campaign” would need to work hard to discredit Palin."
He then quotes Levy's JournoList email.

The Century Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

All this crap is going on while the IRS is targeting conservative groups & some Congressional Black Caucus Representatives are working with McClatchy News to slander Tea Party groups as racist.

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

We only saw some of the JournoList conversations...what was being talked about in 2010? I noticed that many of the members were from 501(c)3 & 4 organizations. Here is an incomplete list that I started from the JournoList membership list at - http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2011/01/journolist-membership.html
501(c)3 organizations & two 501(c)4 organizations -
40. Matt Duss - Center for American Progress
21. Ben Brandzel - MoveOn.org
14. Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute
5. Eric Alterman - Media Matters for America
7. Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation
29. Michael Cohen - New America Foundation
46. Jason Furman - Brookings Institution
50. Ilan Goldenberg - National Security Network (501(c)4)
73. Robert Kuttner - Economic Policy Institute
76. Daniel Levy - Century Foundation
81. Maggie Mahar - The Century Foundation
85. Sara Mead - New America Foundation
91. Suzanne Nossel - Human Rights Watch
99. Ari Rabin-Havt - Media Matters
102. Lamar Robertson - Partnership for Public Service
103. Sara Robinson - Campaign For America's Future (501(c)4)
etc.
JournoList was supposedly shut down June 25, 2010 (according to wiki)....so all this coordination is goin' on while "patriotic, constitutional, Christian or tea party groups are still waiting for their tax exemptions."

How JournoList wasn't a HUGE story is beyond me. The coordination between lib.advocacy organizations, "journalists" & government agencies is something.
Americans need to see the big picture of what all was/is going on.

Andi

I think common sense is lost with a lot of these scientists!

daddy

FOX midnight shift is reporting this story on ramifications of ObamaCare:

Verbatim: UPS is telling its employees that their spouses may not get Health Insurance next year. In a memo to 15,000 white collar workers UPS writes "the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost". UPS expects the move to save about 60 Million dollars a year. Excluding working spouses is part of a growing trend..(.the rest was inaudible for transcribing.)

daddy

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narciso

Well Bernstein, 'the music man' and Furman, were govt officials, Cohen was Trump's minder for a time,

narciso

Ruina y desastre;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/20/Al-Jazeera-America-Opens-with-McCain-Hillary-Endorsements

narciso

It's all an ongoing concern, Janet, they may havr changed labels, but the players are the same, and the goal is the same.

narciso

I know I'm as shocked as you are:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/bubba_just_plane_extravagant_XaSUKqaz40XBy0x5V9LDBL

narciso

And another journolister on cue, John Judis, who was the reason in part why Novak had to write the Wilson column, attacks the GOP for
'destroying' Silicon Valley. or something.

narciso

Ah, Kristol, going on the 'Dead Intern show' removes all doubt, you know,

Captain Hate on an iPhone

What is Kristol telling those dumbasses?

Speaking of BK I just read a review in teh WS of China Hand, the autobiography of John Paton Davies Jr in which he lays out how FDR displayed Gaylord Focker levels of incompetence in dealing with relations with China during and after WW2. I welcome all works destroying the myth of Saint FDR since, without fail, I wouldn't trust his most groveling acolytes as far as I could kick them.

NK

OT-- little story about my old neighb in Brooklyn-- things have changed a wee bit from when I moved into Cobble Hill 30 years ago September (or when they filmed Moonstruck there in '87): http://gothamist.com/2013/08/16/cobble_hill_residents_cant_stop_tal.php

narciso

Wow, what a disaster, the caveat is the note by Bruce Comings, KiM Jong Il's leading American apologists, one might have thought because his uncle, Warren had been in the China trade, he thought he had some special insight.

jimmyk

Trying to get a grip on this whole Glenn Greenwald kerfuffle, and I see this GG quote (via Newsbusters):

What I would say is every single newsroom in the United States, every single major news organization in the world has classified information. Reporting on what governments do in secret is what journalism is about.

Much as I don't trust government in general this seems like a warped view of journalism. There is a place for state secrets and classified information, and it seems to me the only role for journalism is if that power is being abused. To make journalism "about" exposing classified information seems a bit warped to me.

centralcal

So who knocked JOM off line for awhile?

rse

When I see that journolist it is just a reminder that the UN entities are taking the position that the media and education at the institutional/trade groups organized level are supposed to be coordinating so that future and current voters in sufficient numbers have the desired values, perceptions, and beliefs.

And if you go along with that plan, you get nice benefits and supplemental mean of income and invites to cool events that someone else pays for.

NK

Obummercare = Jobs Killer: Reuters says so, it must be true. Course, they could have asked JOM that back in 2009-2010, we were quite clear about that: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-usa-economy-jobs-analysis-idUSBRE97K05K20130821

Threadkiller

Probably me.

NK

rse says: "And if you go along with that plan, you get nice benefits and supplemental mean of income and invites to cool events that someone else pays for."

THAT IS the job description for Bloomberg News 'reporters' and 'editors'-- so called anyway.

jimmyk

The breakdown came right after my mangled 8:45 post (which I was sure I had edited before posting), so I will take the blame.

What I had meant to post was this:

Much as I don't trust government in general, there is a place for state secrets and classified information, and it seems to me the only role for journalism is if that power is being abused. To make journalism "about" exposing classified information seems a bit warped (not to mention self-aggrandizing--journalists aren't supposed to make the news, they're just supposed to report it).

Extraneus

California small business owners ordered to pay back millions in tax breaks

CBS Sacramento reports the state promised the tax breaks for opening certain kinds of businesses five years ago, but a court ruled the practice unconstitutional in December.

Now, the California Franchise Tax Board wants their money. The station reports an estimated 2,000 small businesses will be forced to pay up their retroactive taxes, totaling as much as $120 million. Some businesses will face a bill of as much as $200,000.

“It sends a message that you can’t trust government,” Ken DeVore with the National Federation of Independent Businesses tells CBS Sacramento. “If you comply in good faith with the rules, they can go back and penalize you.”

Extraneus

California small business owners ordered to pay back millions in tax breaks

CBS Sacramento reports the state promised the tax breaks for opening certain kinds of businesses five years ago, but a court ruled the practice unconstitutional in December.

Now, the California Franchise Tax Board wants their money. The station reports an estimated 2,000 small businesses will be forced to pay up their retroactive taxes, totaling as much as $120 million. Some businesses will face a bill of as much as $200,000.

“It sends a message that you can’t trust government,” Ken DeVore with the National Federation of Independent Businesses tells CBS Sacramento. “If you comply in good faith with the rules, they can go back and penalize you.”


Ranger

Via Istapundit this morning, we learn the new DC conventional wisdom:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypts-brotherhood-says-struggle-will-remain-nonviolent/2013/08/20/dd95747a-0991-11e3-8974-f97ab3b3c677_story.html?hpid=z1

They talk about it like it's a bad thing though, because, well, without the Brotherhood, things could get really ugly.

Threadkiller

I don't see how this link will make posting much worse around here, but I will probably find out.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599400/ted-cruz-releases-his-birth-certificate-a-harbinger-of-debates-to-come/

Wait until you hear my new theory.

narciso

Well it concerned the Huntress, but you know any appearance on Morning Joke, just encourages them. the Ikwan is learning the value of 'not being seen' for now,

Threadkiller

I have no theory here:

National Review has published a column by Conrad Black which calls Diana West’s new book American Betrayal a “farrago of lies,”and I just don’t know what to say, except that (a) Black doesn’t seem to have read West’s book, and (b) is therefore attacking the straw man version of West’s argument, as presented by Ron Radosh.

As I said last week, the attacks by Radosh and David Horowitz have made it impossible “to view [American Betrayal] in an unprejudiced light,” and I fear that the resulting controversy will turn into one of those festering wounds akin to the attacks on Mel Bradford that prevented Bradford, a brilliant scholar, from becoming head of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Reagan. The whole neocon/paleocon feud can be traced to that episode and, however real the substance of the ideological dispute, it’s the vicious tactics I lament.

http://theothermccain.com/2013/08/19/conrad-blacks-fdr-idolatry/

Marlene

I also had difficulty with JOM this morning. CH @ 8:30...have you read Martha Gellhorn's account of going to China with Hemingway in 1941? Despite her friendship with the Roosevelts and Hemingway being Hemingway,it is an interesting story of the anti-Japanese resistance in the deepest parts of China. Hemingway gave morale speeches to groups of rag tag troops,he felt he had to represent the honor of the United States,but realized the absurdity. He was also able to stomach the yellow rice wine and drink Chinese officers under the table. No surprise!

Dublindave

"FOX midnight shift is reporting this story on the ramifications of ObamaCare"

STOP STOP STOP!!!!! I can't take it anymore. For years I've listened to Conservatives rant on about the ramifications of Obamacare and how it must be repealed. I've watched the house pass 40 legislative measures to repeal it, I've listened to cries-nay screams from the right on how they're going to repeal it, Fox news devotes 16 hours of news per day on why we should repeal it and yet when an opportunity to actually defend it comes along every Republican run and hides under a rock shaking in their boots and peeing in their panties.

That's like going into a bar and telling everyone when you find the town brawler you're going to beat the crap out of him cause he tried to feel your wife up,then going into the local pool hall and telling everyone how you're going hospitalize the town bralwer when you run into him and what a dead man he is and then walking down the street telling everyone you pass how the town bralwer is history once you get a hold of him only to be told by one passer by that the town brawler just sat down at the local cafe next street over to have his breakfast.......then you say "well,I don't want to interupt his breakfast but when I get hold of him he's dead".

Let's talk about the ramifications of being a chicken shit political party.

Dublindave

sorry.....defund.....

henry

Politico claims to know Walker's stealth campaign strategy. You may change your minds about Trek bicycles.

Threadkiller

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is apparently fiercely anti-abortion. In fact, he believes the United States’ acceptance of the practice is proof that the country has strayed far from her founding principles.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/20/duck-dynasty-stars-passionate-anti-abortion-speech-goes-viral-what-in-the-world-happened-to-us/

What an idiot! Doesn't he know the moderates and indepedents will slaughter him on election day?!?

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/duck-dynasty-season-premiere-breaks-cable-records-with-11-8-million-viewers/

Never mind.

NK

Conn Carroll and the honest Left* journos, admit that 'comprehensive' immigration reform is D-E-D, House will not give current illegals path to citizenship, or allow it in conference. Pass e-verify, pass border security, pass 'dream act' path for yutes brought by immigrant parents. Senate refuses to pass THOSE withOUT amnesty. Amnesty dies in 2013, the voters decide in 2014. The persuadable voters will like the Repub bills. the House Repubs got the politics of this right IMO.
* 'honest' only because the ADMIT they are Lefties:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/morning-examiner-the-day-amnesty-died/article/2534518?custom_click=rss&utm_campaign=Weekly+Standard+Story+Box&utm_source=weeklystandard.com&utm_medium=referral

narciso

Well he's been on Morning Joke, so he is trying for obscurity, but in general it's a logical inference on Hohmann's part, what's gotten into them.

Jane

Jimmy,

I agree with you.

We are all used to the left's fake attacks on our candidates, and fake bolstering of theirs. For example they are now saying that Ted Cruz' co-students at Princeton didn't like him or some such BS.

We need a name for this stuff - a name that everyone can yell out and laugh at. It needs to signify that the allegation is political and only aimed at undermining honest discussion. And it should also telegraph liberal fear.

And we need to make it so common that even the media adopts it.

Any ideas?

NK

Henry-- now I know why I've bought Cannondale and Specialized brand bikes, NOT Trek. It also explains why when I test rode treks, they seemed to veer Left.

NK

Jane-- I am not very creative, I just call that stuff what it is... BS.

Threadkiller

How about "lie".

We could call them "liars".

Old Lurker

Christie on a springboard?

Hope that pool has good insurance.

Threadkiller

"It needs to signify that the allegation is political and only aimed at undermining honest discussion."

From my loon site:

"All we constitutionalists want is a fair and open debate on the NBC issue in all the major media with experts on both sides of the issue allowed to make their case without being shouted down, hung up on, or called names and using Saul Alinsky type ridicule to try and silence people on this issue. But they won’t give us the platform in the major media..."

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/08/hannity-levin-talk-presidential-eligibility.html#IDComment704048185

How about "mediciners" because that is what you are getting a taste of.

/pixel theft from quality comments

NK

here's an optimistic take on the 2014 election effect of ObummerCare: http://washingtonexaminer.com/this-bill-tolls-for-thee-democrats/article/2534520?custom_click=rss&utm_campaign=Weekly+Standard+Story+Box&utm_source=weeklystandard.com&utm_medium=referral

narciso

A disturbing image, no doubt, OL, but it's a mere metaphor.

James D.

Much as I don't trust government in general, there is a place for state secrets and classified information, and it seems to me the only role for journalism is if that power is being abused. To make journalism "about" exposing classified information seems a bit warped (not to mention self-aggrandizing--journalists aren't supposed to make the news, they're just supposed to report it).

jimmyk, I agree 100%. The problem is that your view requires both the journalists and government personnel to be far more moral and decent human beings than they mostly seem to be.

If there was less gov't abuse of power (and all-encompassing secrecy so that even things that have no business being classified end up that way), there'd be less need for journalists to dig into secrets.

And if the journalists were, in general, more interested, as you say, in reporting the news than in becoming the next Woodward and Bernstein; and if they actually had the slightest understanding of the world and of history and even a smidgen of loyalty to their country and their fellow citizens...they'd both have enough judgment to know what should be public and what shouldn't, and to act correctly on that judgment.

But none of that's true, unfortunately.

NK

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James D.

OT, I've got a research question for my next book. Has anyone here golfed at the Army-Navy Country club in Arlington?

If so, are there any interesting little details you can share about the club itself, or specifically the golf course? Is there a particularly nasty hole or a water hazard that a novice golfer could have an extremely bad time with?

My heroine has wrangled an invitation so her father can play a round there, which he's wanted to do since the family moved down to the DC area. And she has to come along and actually play as part of the foursoume, which will mean a VERY long and trying day for her.

I'd just like to include a couple of accurate details to give the scene a little more life, if possible.

Thanks!

Captain Hate on an iPhone

Marlene, I was unaware of that and other related things because the review I read created an interest in the topic where only disinterest was previously. Again what fascinates me the most is how much FDR resembled the JEF in his ability to make everything about him including telling stories of his grifter relatives making large amounts of money in China while ignoring the dynamics of what was going on which he subsequently mismanaged.

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Jane,

I don't see why someone would work on defending Cruz when they could be working on Senate seats. Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, Lousiana, Virginia and West Virginia are all possible pickups.

Clarice

Jane-- Macacacaca

21_cathyf_vs_typepad_99

Any ideas?

How about "junior high mean girl crap" ? Perhaps followed by some imitation: "ewwww... that's so stoooooopid, ya know, cuz, like, ya know, I said so...."

21_cathyf_vs_tripep@d_99

post a few words?

JIB

James D,

Haven't played it in years. Played Fairfax more than Arlington but if memory serves me correctly, No. 4 is a devilish short par 5 - double dog leg that always gave me a problem. I think No. 9 is a short par 4 which used to be drivable for me but not any longer:) Wish I could add more. Not long and only par 70.

Clarice

Just read that Soros is contributing to Christie. *Waving goodbye to the blimp*.

marymary

--Any ideas?--

I'm partial to "Look! Squirrel!" myself.

hrtshpdbox

The always-entertaining, and sometimes right, Camille Paglia in Salon:

"As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.

I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying “I take responsibility” for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.

Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It’s even a key motif in “King Lear.” As far as I’m concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, “What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?” Democrats have got to shake off the Clinton albatross and find new blood. The escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win."

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/21/camille_paglia_it_remains_baffling_how_anyone_would_think_that_hillary_clinton_is_our_party%E2%80%99s_best_chance/

Ignatz

Too many stories to link; AmSpec is particularly good today on a wide range of topics.

sbwaters

Jane: We need a name for this stuff - a name that everyone can yell out and laugh at. It needs to signify that the allegation is political and only aimed at undermining honest discussion. And it should also telegraph liberal fear.

It is not BS, where the person doesn't know or care about truth.

It really is "noise" injected into the discussion to derail that discussion.

But it is worse than noise, because it is intentional, vicious noise that shows no respect for politics and the citizens who participate in it.

The only question unanswered is whether the vicious noise perp was ignorant or anti-society.

Given the benefit of the doubt, I'll call the vicious noise perp ignorant. A failure of schools to teach what matters in civil society.

JIB

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4JIB2

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4JIB2

Typepad sucks.

Jack is Back!

Test with avatar.

Jane

"mediciners"

Macacacaca

"Look! Squirrel!

"junior high mean girl crap"

"noise"

Now can we make an acronym of one of these?

e.g Made up stuff to appeal to LIV's who are clueless.

MUSTATLIVWAC - really doesn't work all that well.

Jack is Back!

My name for Jane - "Mashed Potatoes".

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