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September 05, 2013

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matt

I like SALSRA music. It has those great horns and tympani. Oye Como Va!

And Obama makes just about as much sense as that last remark. You know he has staffers combing files wherever they can to find any justification they can. Next it will be Jefferson's authorization for the punitive missions against the Barbary Pirates.

And I say put the Syrian diplomats on "It's a Small World" and let them ride that for a day or two. They'll probably break down after half an hour and cite the Geneva Convention for torture.

narciso

Gypsy kings of Juan Luis Geera, which is your favorite.

narciso

Guerra, he's more mreegue and bachata, but
there it goes, as we go for the B2 and B 5@ medley

narciso

And on that point;

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/05/john-kerry-1971-the-u-s-must-beware-of-foreign-intervention-for-moralistic-reasons/

Jane~~~

So in St Petersberg the leaders stayed up and talked about Syria until 2:AM.

I'm dying to know how it went. It's very hard to root for this president even on the world stage.

Jane~~~

TIME.com ‏@TIME 1h

At the #G20, Obama’s Syria efforts take a hit as Putin gains support | http://ti.me/152QKig (via @TIMEWorld)

Hmmmm

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anybody else can't get the page to finish loading?

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Just got captcha and passed to post!

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this time hit reload after it said comment posted, and got form being re-sent.

bgates

It's very hard to root for this president even on the world stage.

My problem is I'm not sure between him and Putin who is more opposed to American ideals.

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bgates,

You really want to stay away from the mobbed up tool of a fascist oligarchy.

Ranger

You really want to stay away from the mobbed up tool of a fascist oligarchy.

So stay away from the Chicago politician is what you're saying.

Extraneus

My problem is I'm not sure between him and Putin who is more opposed to American ideals.

How's Putin's record on the American ideal of reverse discrimination?

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Agreement Reached at St. Petersburg

Extraneus

Just got captcha and passed to post!

Is that the first time anyone's gotten a captcha since the Typepad woes of the past few months? I know I haven't seen one. Maybe TM is still reading the comments!

matt

Reflecting upon all of the talk of the U.S. as mercenaries for the Sheikhs, it is still true that their interests coincide with ours as they do with the Israelis. Iran must be stopped. They are the main enemy.

There is no deep game with this administration nor is there any strategic thinking from what we have seen.

Then we can deal with the Russians,and whittle Mr. Putin down to size.

Iran wins this round they go one step further with their nukes. And that makes the ME a very, very dangerous place.

Soylent Red

It's not Obama drawing red lines, why...it's Congress. Really, it's the world drawing the red lines. The world wants us to bomb Syria.

It's only a matter of time before Obama blames the whole fraternity system, nay the entire educational system in general, nay...

The United States of America

Our Preznit is following the Otter Doctrine.

It's OK. Otter was pre-law.

Gmax

Otter or Flounder?

Extraneus

Seriously, can the Obama Administration really be lying about WMDs after all of the lib accusations over the past decade?

I know they project, and can usually count on the media to cover for them, but would they actually risk such a thing?

It's almost inconceivable. The evidence was scant, but I'm thinking it was Assad who used the chemicals only because of the extremely low depth of my esteem for Obama.

narciso

Well Robert Hoover, was the only one who became an attorney, according to the end credits,

Jane~~~

"My problem is I'm not sure between him and Putin who is more opposed to American ideals."

I sat next to a Russian kid (late 20's) on my way back from Amsterdam. He told me he thinks Russia is freer than the US now. It was hard to think of a comeback.

Ranger

It's almost inconceivable.

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Jeff Dobbs

cathy - maybe, and I'm just shooting from the hip here, you could ditch the screwed up name.

I'm going out on a limb here in thinking maybe it isn't helping.

But it is jarring. So you got that going for you, which is nice.

narciso


A headline woethy of Vizzinu;

http://twitchy.com/2013/09/05/beyond-parody-nbc-news-headline-trumpets-dominant-obama-visiting-russia/

2JIB4

matt,

How do you propose we whittle Mr. Putin down to size? Not with this dull blade, I hope.

All Putin is doing is being direct to us. We have a liar and other liars who are full of themselves. Forget about Putin but what he is observing and communicating. More than our representative free press is willing to do.

Jane~~~

I have a few concerns: First what is he trying to cover up - something that is so bad that he had to get into this mess.

Second: He is a very bad loser. So who will he take this out on and how?

I'm sure there is a 3rd but I can't think of it now.

narciso

There were flags about this piece, that eired this weekend, and now we know why;

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/05/woman-informing-kerry-mccains-opinions-on-syria-also-an-advocate-for-syrian-rebels/

Clarice

I can see only one coherent strand in Obama's foreign policy: He want to make sure Hillary and John Kerry will never be elected president.

Gmax

From your mouth to God's ears, Clarice.

Jane~~~

This is chilling:

Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria


http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/05/iran-threatens-brutal-attacks-on-americans-obama-family-if-us-hits-syria/2/

Gmax

Narc

I saw that on Shep's broadcast. She pretty much admitted she is on the payroll if I understood her correctly. Of course McCain was a willing fool. Am I correct that he was last in his Annapolis class? Regardless, discernment frequently eludes the man.

narciso

What is striking, is this was her view not that long ago;


“My sense is that there are no seculars,” said Elizabeth O’Bagy, of the Institute for the Study of War, who has made numerous trips to Syria in recent months to interview rebel commanders.

Clarice

She's ruined it for herself and anyone who listened to her. Diogenes would have a hard time in DC these days.

Gmax

That was her view before the check cleared...

Gmax

Hey a girl's gotta eat. And blowing fastballs by John Kerry and John McCain is hardly a challenge...

Ranger

Oh my, it looks like Alan Grayson is about to become an un-person:

Rep. Alan Grayson: Syria Intelligence Manipulated

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/09/05/alan-grayson-syria-intelligence-manipulated

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., who is aggressively lobbying against a military strike on Syria, says the Obama administration has manipulated intelligence to push its case for U.S. involvement in the country's two-year civil war.

Grayson made the accusation in an interview published Wednesday by The Atlantic and offered more detail in a Thursday discussion with U.S. News. He says members of Congress are being given intelligence briefings without any evidence to support administration claims that Syrian leader Bashar Assad ordered the use of chemical weapons.

Grayson said he cannot discuss the classified briefings, but noted details in the administration's public, non-classified report are being contested.

Even the best trained pit bull is liable to bite you in the butt.

narciso

See if she had represented herself honestly;


http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/09/although_some_jihadist_groups.php

Janet

Hit,
I'm in Texas & borrowing a computer. Your Forward picture on the Red, Red Line thread is excellent! Oh my goodness. Can you post it on my FB page?
That should be everywhere. For War. It is so excellent! Your comment is perfect too -
What a difference a red line makes.
It's two words now.

Sue

Dennis Miller is hilarious on Twitter about the weather delay in Denver.

Gmax

Who is shocked, Juan Williams is gung ho for the war.

narciso

How about O'Reilly, dismissing the Huntress's opposition to Syria, because she opposes everything.

Ranger

Who is shocked, Juan Williams is gung ho for the war.

Well, brothers have to stick together. But it's not a race thing.

Sue

Are there any white football players anymore?

DrJ

Fox would do itself a big favor if it got rid of O'Reilly and Shep Smith. At least Hannity is being replaced with someone decent.

OTOH, Fox business has strangled Tom Sullivan, whom I have enjoyed listen to on the radio for years. They've shaved off too may rough edges and what remains is not as much fun.

Careful, Megyn!

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

Sue,

Good to see you.

Jeff Dobbs

Janet:
Can you post it on my FB page?

I would do anything for you, Janet. Does that mean I just reference you in posting it?1?!!?!!?

I already posted a link to Geraghty with it earlier.

I don't know FB from a hole in the ground.

Sue

BOR has the highest ratings. Why that is I have no idea.

Janet

okay...I got it from the Jim Geraghty link.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/357673/obama-shifting-forward-war-jim-geraghty

Sue

Thanks.

narciso

Well lets be blunt, this isn't Ailes decision, it's Rupert's and his investors,
who have their agendss hint,

Janet

Hah!...I just missed your comment but had found your link on FB.

I'm only online for bits here, but your picture is SO good.
Thanks, hit.

Clarice

I find BOR and Shep unwatchable. Niters.

narciso


Just utterly cringeworthy;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/04/Kerry-Compares-Syrian-Intervention-to-Normandy

Janet

Thank you so much again, hit. It posted. You are really talented.

Publius of Idaho

O.K. Nariciso, let's play that game.

Eisenhower announces the Allies will be landing at Normandy sometime in early June, but we will go no further than St.-Lo and Caen; and we'll be back in England to celebrate the 4th of July.

There is your comparison!

Stephanie

I think we have a candidate for the new replacement for the 'butt fumble' that is being retired by ESPN tomorrow.

DrJ

Since we're on the topic of media, surely you've heard that Alec Baldwin is joining MSNBC. Both of their viewers are thrilled!

narciso

They are mining the deep vein of crazy, that
Scary Larry, hadn't totally mined.

Ignatz

--Both of their viewers are thrilled!--

Yeah, but wasn't Baldwin one of the two?
If they give Sean Penn a job they'll all just be in the studio watching each other.

DrJ

Iggy,

What about Barbra? OK, maybe MSNBC has three viewers.

narciso

Instead of carving up McAuiliffe like an early Thanksgiving turkey they do this;


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/2013/09/03/936e7178-0f84-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html

narciso

It's a Venn diagram,

daddy

Way behind but just clicked on Drudge and have to laugh out loud at one of his headlines:

BIDEN ATTEMPTS RESCUE.

Ha!

Having missed so much lately of any news at all it is amazing to start catch-up and see such a hugh amount of total nincompoopery from this bunch, any one of which would have sunk a Republican Administration for good.

---"boots on the ground/ excuse me I meant no boots on the ground"

---"I didn't draw a Red Line"

---"Kerry lies beautifully"

---"An air strike is not an act of War"

---"The Syrian rebels are Moderates"

---"Allah Akbar is the equivalent of saying Thank God."

And now the latest, Biden to the Rescue

Honest to goodness we need to keep a running list of the idiocy coming out of the mouths of these morons.

bgates

Alec Baldwin is joining MSNBC

That way he won't have to get winded crossing the street when he wants to punch a guy holding a video camera.

narciso

Maybe he can to work over there;


http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/05/flashback-biden-accuses-romney-of-wanting-to-go-to-war-in-syria/

Threadkiller

htt p://w ww.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/syria-war-authorization-money/

Gus.

When will Michael Moore get his MSNBC job?

When they make a door wide enough for him to get inside the building.

Hope and Change

RED LINE? No, I said said Red Wine. Mooooooooooochelle wants more Red Wine.

rse

Now this makes sense as part of the rationale. http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamas-extra-constitutional-abdication/?singlepage=true

And O'Bagy's point on how her conflicts were ok because she was an independent contractor and not an employee were priceless.

Steve

Devastating list of companies and organizations cutting hours to Avoid Obamacare:

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-employer-mandate.html

Extraneus

Australian voters angry over high electricity bills ready to punish government for carbon tax

SYDNEY – The ruling Labor Party's probable collapse in Australia's next election is largely the consequence of its qualified success in the last one three years ago. To form the coalition she needed to stay in power, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard reneged on a promise and agreed to place a carbon tax on major polluters.

On Saturday, the bill for that bargain comes due. Voters have never stopped hating the tax and its effect on their electric bills. Longtime Labor Party supporters — even people who have helped cut pollution by installing solar panels at home — have flocked to the opposition.

"Whoever gets rid of it will get my vote," said Mark Keene, a 54-year-old maintenance worker from Sydney who, for the first time in his life, won't be voting for Labor.


JIB

Good morning JOM,

Couldn't stay up for the game but just saw the result. Any team traveling to Denver better have a defense of Sherpas rather than 300 lb weezers. 7 Passing TDs in one game. Last time was Joe Kapp in '69 at Minn.

narciso

It's not she was an independent contractor, it's who she was contracting with;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x_vusWz33c&feature=youtu.be

narciso

I don't know what the angle is for revealing this, with the NSA intercepts on Brazil and Mexico, that made sense;


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323893004579057271019210230.html?mod=trending_now_1

2JIB4

narciso,

Looks like all the hard work Frederick and I have done in the garage is going to pay off.

Future for Thorium Reactors Bright

narciso

Cool JiB,

narciso

Meanwhile, some folks are still getting delusions of grandure:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/09/05/america-has-been-diminished-by-obamas-hesitation-over-syria/

narciso

Peggy is back to missing the main point of why this intervention is wrong;

2JIB4

Interesting that we have heard squat about IRS, Benghazi, AP, James Rosen, EPA, NSA et. al. since the "red line" was crossed. Wonder why that is?

narciso

Her opposition to the designation of the Nusra Front, was the big flag


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/09/05/obagy-plays-word-games-over-her-connection-to-the-syrian-emergency-task-force/

Jane

I swear something big was about to break on one of those scandals and that was the whole point of the red line. I wonder how many wars have been started for similar reasons.

NK(tryin')

ENERGY: The below post misses the political point-- WARREN BUFFETT WINZ BIG-- he gets huge return by renting Obummer for a few years and axing the Keystone Pipeline-- all of the Canadian tar Sands and ND oil will still move to refineries, it will just go by rail... alot of it on Warren's choo choos and rail rates will go up generally. Bad for consumers, bad for the environment (rail is more intrusive and dangerous than pipeline) WARREN and his investors win BIG!Huge ROI here: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/05/energy-companies-preparing-for-life-without-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/

Clarice

That O'Bay is the Administration's and McCain's apparent main source of info on the "moderate" nature of the rebels and that she is being paid by those rebels to spread this is the most eye opening part of this disaster.

How stupid can this be?

Clarice

O'Bagy*

Jane

Now you're talking:

Special Ops Vet Group Wants Truth About Benghazi Before Syria Strike

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/05/Special-Ops-Veterans-Americans-Must-Be-Told-Truth-About-Benghazi-Before-Intervening-in-Syria

GMax

How stupid can this be?

You are talking about two very dim bulbs here, in the persons of My Friends and Lurch, so the correct answer is pretty stupid...

NK(tryin')

McCain and Kerry really are frikkin' morons. As this Syria debacle drags on, it's just astonishing how horrific the USA political class is. Get 'em all out.

Oh, and BTW, the fact that Khamenei has threatened to destroy the US Embassy in Baghdad and kidnap and rape an Obama daughter, means they've got deliverable nukes and are ready to bring back the 12th Imam. Heck of a job Barry, you've brought us to the brink 'nukeleah combat, toe to toe with the Ruskies and the Mullahs'. Just great.

Skoot

On the bright side, the Obamaconmy delivered 169K jobs in August. Woot!

2JIB4

NK,

Nothing is going to happen. As Bob Marley would say, "No worry, man".

He has demonstrated what a dithering coward he is by refusing to act as an Executive and passing the buck. Since there is no underground video to blame all this on - he has decided to deny he has done anything to precipitate the clown show.

The folks at the G20 are treating him like the kid at assembly who lets out a fart.

Marlene

Maine's two Congresscritters seems to be leaning no. Both are big libs,especially Pingree. Collins and King have been receiving briefings all week,they don't seem convinced by the information they've heard.
Will the Senate be voting on Monday?

jimmyk

From JIB's 6:51am: "An abundant metal with vast energy potential could quickly wean the world off oil, if only Western political leaders would muster the will to do it."

If it's such a great idea, why does it require political leaders to do anything? Have we reached the point where every innovation requires government approval?

GMax

I just read that the WH has been in overdrive and have lobbied 125 House members so far. If that is true and they can still count their support in the 40s, the loss in the House is going to be a landslide. Not just NO, but HELL NO.

Marlene

How did that O'Bagy woman get so much time time on the news? She did a long segment on "Special Report" earlier this week. Last night Cavuto kept asking her pointed questions.She was evasive.

Jeff Dobbs

An abundant metal with vast energy potential could quickly wean the world off oil, if only Western political leaders would muster the will to do it.

Not Rearden steel

GMax

If it's such a great idea, why does it require political leaders to do anything?


Very Fair Question. What is the response?

Ranger

Have we reached the point where every innovation requires government approval?

Not quite every, but most. Regulatory approval of any major variation is now a basic element of almost every industry. And given time and opportunity, they will make that universal. Fracing slid in under their radar, and they have been trying to figure out a regulatory way to kill it for years now.

NK(tryin')

Jobs report--I have not looked at the tables only the BLS highlights. Key Highlight-- June/July nonfarm jobs 'revised' DOWN 74,000. I like that euphamism 'revised'; those jobs never existed they were the result of staistical methodologies, including seasonal adjustments. How many of the 169K August jobs will be 'revised'? For topline U-3 to go down we may have hit a new participation rate low. This is a jobs depression under Obama.

GMax

Business Insider shoots it straight:

WEAK: JUST 169,000 NEW JOBS CREATED IN AUGUST, BAD DOWNWARD REVISIONS, LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE FALLS

How many of the national media outlets will explain it that way? I got money down on none.

2JIB4

If it's such a great idea, why does it require political leaders to do anything?


Very Fair Question. What is the response?

Three mind numbing words: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Once you have been through a PSAR/FSAR timeline, you only wish you were with the protesters on the other side of the fence. But the idea here is to use the Thorium reactors in a distributed power mode. IOW's, small community sized plants of say 100 mw each.

Ranger

To give you an example of just how regulated the economy is:

Traditionally, miniatures were cast in white metal, an alloy of lead and tin. A small amount of antimony was sometimes added to improve the alloy's ability to take fine detail. In 1993, the New York legislature introduced a bill outlawing lead in miniatures, citing public health concerns. Many miniature manufacturers, anticipating that other states would also impose bans, began making figures with lead-free alloys, often at increased price.[1] After months of debate and protests by miniature manufacturers and enthusiasts, New York Governor Mario Cuomo signed a bill which exempted miniatures from the state's Public Health Law.[2] Despite this, most American manufacturers continued to use non-lead alloys.[3]

And when they say increased prices, they mean doubling the prices. They don't have to even formally created the regulation in many cases, they just need to assert that they can, and industry will comply to avoid the potential for sanctions.

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