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September 09, 2013

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2JIB4

Accidental genius. LOL Let bgates write the satire but I want TM doing the headlines.

NK,

You asked about National. I have never seen it in such beautiful condition. The weather was as spectacular as the course and play. The camera they had at 17 was on a telescopic lift and it was focused on the bay for those color shots.

The limited attendance too 5K only. No ropes to speak of, everyone just walked along with the contestants. We started on 1 watching the first few tee times then walked dow to 1 green and watched the next few try to drive it. Most either drove it or in the green-side bunkers. No layups on 1 or 2 since they are both drivable. Then we went up to The Alps (No. 3 and watched them play their second shots in and watch the leaving group hit their tee shots into No. 4 - The Redan. Very festive and knowledgeable crowd. I call it the "country club" set.

US team was just plain dominant on Sunday and only needed 4 points but took 7.

Here is the crowd around The Redan shot from The Alps.


Ranger

Allapundit has a good summary of the situation as well:

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/09/syria-we-welcome-russias-proposal-to-turn-over-our-chemical-weapons-to-international-control-update-rand-paul-interested/

Maybe the new White House strategy is to lose so much U.S. credibility through Obama and Kerry sounding like morons that Congress has no choice but to support bombing in order to get some of it back. Proposed White House sales pitch: “Vote yes and we’ll shut up.”

Dumb and Dumber indeed.

NK(tryin')

Thanks for the report JiB-- it was just spectacular visuals on TV. Now I really regret losing out on my once in a lifetime chance to play there.

NK(tryin')

The reason why Putin is mopping the floor with Obummer is largely due to the fact that Assad got nothing but international condemnation for the gas. The Jihadis were not impressed, "they love death more than we love life", so giving up stockpiles does not cost him immediately, plus He'll undoubtable keep the prerequisite chems and production equipment so he can ramp back up if it's needed, plus he has Putin's handshake that Russia will do what's needed to snuff out the Jihadis. Assad has ridden Putin's coattails to a great result. The ChiComs, Mullahs, KSA Israelis and AQ have all watched it happen. Obummer has made the USA a mark.

Danube on iPad

It may have been accidental, but if you don't think Kerry will preen and bask in the afterglow, you don't know John Kerry.

DrJ

I'm surprised the option of giving up the CW hadn't been discussed more. It was The Economist's editorial position: Give up the CW, or we bomb the h*ll out of you.

NK(tryin')

Susan Rice says REGIME CHANGE is the goal in Syria.. WE ARE ALL NEOCONS NOW!! http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-09/us-refuses-admit-checkmate-russia-and-syria-redirects-purpose-military-incursion

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NK,

The next step for Assad is to identify a Cannibal stronghold and treat it somewhat worse than Yeltsin treated Grozny. I'm not sure he has the assets to do so but it would be the right move to break resistance if he does.

Let BOzo prance and preen while the Butchers use tried and true methods to make 1,400 casualties look like chickenfeed.

rich@gmu

anyone watching the former Sec of State making her speech? caught a glimpse of it-know it is prepared remarks but any people watchers here-some strange body language in the bit I saw.

rse

Well the Left says we have already chosen sides and it's the rebels and this needs to be sold as part of the regional strategy to stop Iran.

http://menaprogram.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/syria-policy-brief.pdf

Probably does not appreciate the danger of sending the Hapsburg heir to Sarajevo either. I am about as tired of the poli sci majors as I am of the sociology ones.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

OBoZo is now following the Wake of the Red Witch to make his journey easier. From the looks of her statement after her meeting with the ElJefe, The Red Witch appears a very willing lead ship indeed.

bgates

TypePad doesn't seem to want to show my latest, which doesn't really fit in here anyway. Follow the link to my new poster, and as always share it widely.

Jane

"Susan Rice says REGIME CHANGE is the goal in Syria.'

And 30 minutes later Hillary says the exact opposite. Putin is negotiating after Powers and Rice said he wouldn't.

Laughingstock!

NK(tryin')

RickB-- well Grozny may not be a template, becsuse the greatest horror there was the air dropped gasoline vapor bombs, but Assad's dad and uncle slaughtered about 40,000 Jihadis (and their dependents) in Hama with pretty low tech artillary tubes and tanks, so the Opthalmologist may be able to pull of a HamasII here as you suggest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hama_massacre

Lurch U Rang

Breitbart: "In what looks like an off-the-cuff blunder, Secretary of State John Kerry might have accidentally given Russian President Vladmir Putin the opportunity to muddy the international diplomatic waters and buy his friends in Syria some time.

Syria is already warming to the idea.

This complication could be a major blow to all of the Obama administration's prepared plans to punish Assad for using the weapons and to change the balance of power in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Public opposition to Obama's war is already surging. Weeks or months from now, after the torturous international diplomatic process that no one believes would end with Assad giving up the chemical weapons that keep him in power winds down, it is doubtful Congress or the American public would be ready to stomach a renewed push for war.

But now that Putin has suggested Syria say "yes" to an offer Kerry was sure no one would accept, the Associated Press is reporting that the State Department will take a "hard look" at Russia's proposal.

Just like Obama's unscripted "red line" comment that started this debacle, it looks as though another off-teleprompter administration blunder has shoved America's foreign policy into a corner. "

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/09/Putin-takes-advantage-of-kerry-blunder

rich@gmu

Yeah, cause a "muscular enough response to not be mocked" is going to make the Iranians change their ways. Having well over 100 thousand US and allied soldiers next door didn't.

henry

Nice poster bgates!

NK(tryin')

rse@2:43-- Great comment: too true, too funny, too sad.

rich@gmu

bgates-

genius. just genius.

Ranger

So, it looks like Kerry has managed to figure out a way to make this administration look even more stupid by 'being for the disarmament plan, before he was against it, before he was for it again.'

On the plus side, this keeps the Syrian crisis on the front burner simmering while the negotiations go one, and suck all the oxygen out of DC for any other legislative mischief.

Clarice

It's cockamamies all the way down/

bgates

officials are wary of giving the Syrian leader an opportunity to play for time

which is why the instant chemical weapons were used last year, Obama leapt into action in an off-the-cuff statement this past July which might kind of lead to a vote in Congress this month or later in the fall, after which there could be military action which, in turn, will indisputably not remove either the Syrian leader or the chemical weapons in the country.

and carrying out inspections to make sure the Syrian government has not retained hidden stocks of poison gas as fighting rages appeared to be a near impossibility

Obviously. "Hey, look at me, everybody! I carry a flip phone and I think inspections can eliminate hidden stores of WMDs, because I'm living in 2002!"

Clarice

Wonderful poster, bgates-I linked it on FB.

Ranger

Well, as they say, stupid is as stupid says:

WH nat-sec adviser: Hey, Assad won’t shoot back

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/09/wh-nat-sec-adviser-hey-assad-wont-shoot-back/

When you get slapped by Barry, you'll take it and you'll like!

NK(tryin')

Ranger-- that is the silver lining here. Obummer has killed off his personal credibility and leverage for Amnesty and Debt Limit-- those will now be resolved and better terms, than if there had been no Syria.

Threadkiller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYabrQrXt4A

Clarice

https://twitter.com/MelissaQuinn97/status/377121675210276865

Melissa looks like a bgates type wit.

Threadkiller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su8LDtmRmw8

Thomas Collins

So, let me get this straight. Sun Tzu Obama doesn't like international inspections because Bashir could hide his chems. But Sun Tzu Obama has already acknowledged that the contemplated strikes won't take out the chems (especially since Bashir has had time to do a better job of hiding them than he has done). If the Teleprompter were running Syria policy, there would be more coherence.

Obama better hope the Russkies don't also push for international inspections of chems held by the "rebels" (or an investigation into how chems fell into the hands of the rebels).

NK(tryin')

Kerry-- one week
S Rice- REGIME CHANGE!
Cankles-- we must attack, for the children
Obummer-- what they all said-- where's Reggie?

Ship of fools, they are a ship of fools....

NK(tryin')

ThomasC-- of course back in 2002, UN inspectors were a perfect tactic in Iraq, because Saddam couldn't possible hide weapons. Obummer's a disgraceful liar.

NK(tryin')

How did Syrian AQ get weapons? perhaps Vlad is sitting on that wee bit of info until revealing it can do the most harm to Obummer.

Clarice

It's hard to tell what's more fun to read -the bien pensants of this brilliant Administration tripping over themselves like a Three Stooges film or the page by page leak of the RFK Jr diary by the NY Post.

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"How did Syrian AQ get weapons?"

Apparently the Benghazi Arms Bazaar was much like Alice's Restaurant for MB/AQ folks. The Egyptians are blowing up Cannibals all over the Sinai in an effort to reclaim what Clinton/Obama cut loose.

Arab Spring will always be remembered for its carrion stench.

TexasIsHeaven

bgates ----

You crack me up! The poster is now making the rounds of the US Navy - all the 'corpse men' I could sneak it to - must be careful not to get my friends in trouble though.

TexasIsHeaven - Go Texans!

TexasIsHeaven

I just wonder which Kennedy sold the diary to the NYP and how much they got for it - and it's great reading!

Extraneus

Why would Putin save Obama's ass on this? What did he get in return?

rich@gmu

Extraneus-

He's not. Not sure how Obama can credibly claim credit when Russian inspection teams come back with both a clean bill of health for Assad and evidence that the rebels are hiding stocks. Idiots one and all, I can only hope there is something sinister involved in all this because I can't believe they are all this stupid.

Dave (in MA)

It would be amusing at some level if there was all of a sudden a large convoy of truck headed into Iraq from Syria.

Clarice

TIH, I think it must have been his wife's bitter family.


And now--america's silent Film Stars:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209841185848310&set=a.108757499290013.19946.100004672903736&type=1&theater

Richard Aubrey

I recall the Iraqi inspections. We were to be given access anywhere at any time.
Turned out to be acceptable to the powers that be that Saddaam could play hide and seek. Editorials, columnists, the left in general all thought it was kind of cute, our guys running their asses off finding nothing.

NK(tryin')

rich@3:46-- that's the Putin plan;

Dave@3:47-- too funny

jimmyk

The revealing about the RFKJr diary is not that he's a slimy jerk, which of course was common knowledge. It's that he (and by extension others on the left) knows what a sham the race-baiting game is, but would never say as much in public. That's worse than being stupid, which with RFKJr was at least a possibility.

2JIB4

Somebody help me with my photo posting. That photo at 2:13 was uploaded to Photobucket and resized to 400 wide to fit the post. I think it was Dave (InMA) who told me that it had to be 400 or less to fit. When I first posted it, you could see the full photo. I even refreshed the page and still saw the full photo. But now it is only half of the width? What gives? Is it TypePad or am I doing something wrong?

Threadkiller

Just heard a clip of Susan Rice making a case. She said the chem attack happened at 2:30am while people were sleeping.

The lack of women in the videos, as well as the clothing on the victims seems to suggest otherwise.

DebinNC

I wonder if BOzo will cancel tomorrow night's primetime speech now? The urgency chickens have flown the coop.

Ranger

And there is still that pesky International Law thing:

Audio: New U.S. ambassador to the UN won’t say Syria strike is legal

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/09/audio-new-u-s-ambassador-to-the-un-wont-say-syria-strike-is-legal/

I'm sure someone will ask Obama about that during one of his 6 interviews tonight. It was such a big deal when Bush was president.

Dave (in MA)

Yike.
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/george-zimmerman-taken-into-custody-after-incident-with-gun-police-say/-/1637132/21851424/-/tlxm3oz/-/index.html

Thomas Collins

Was the diary's langauge cleaned up for grammar and sentence structure? I though it was pretty well written for a Kennedy family member.

jimmyk

OT, but a great column by Melanie Phillips on the Aussie election:

So what is this miracle? That a true conservative has won a general election on true conservative principles.

This has just occurred in Australia, where the leader of the Liberal (conservative) Party, Tony Abbott, has been elected Prime Minister by a landslide.

As head of the Liberal/National coalition, he unseated a Labor government which had been in power since 2007. But here's the rub: Mr Abbott stands for all the things which, in this country, the Cameroons repeatedly claimed would make the Conservative Party unelectable.

An Oxford-educated devotee of the late Lady Thatcher, Mr Abbott wants to cut taxes and is against gay marriage, thinks man-made global warming theory is bunkum, wants to reduce immigration, and intends to end increases in overseas aid.

He also displays a robust understanding of the current threats to the West, and just who are its true allies and true enemies.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2415635/The-election-Australias-new-PM-Tony-Abbott-clear-evidence-genuine-conservative-policies-win-elections.html

Could there be any lessons in this for the Republican party? Of course not. We have to nominate a "Republican" whose views are barely distinguishable from the Democrats. Everyone knows a strong conservative has no chance. Plus, it would just be so embarrassing over at the country club. /sarc

Threadkiller

I did not mean a lack of women as in there were none there. I meant it with regards to the proportion of women that made up the total.

narciso

If you think that isn't a setup, by Crump connected influence, raise your hand,

Dave (in MA)

Narciso, maybe it was a chemical weapon,

Enlightened

Via CNN:

"As of right now, (George Zimmerman) has been placed in investigative detention," Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson said.

Hudson said a gun was found in the Lake Mary home, but he added that it was not a part of the altercation

Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce last week, was the one to call 911, Hudson said.

Hudson added that police are following procedure by placing Zimmerman in investigative detention.

So I guess we can assume this cop is lying about the gun NOT BEING A PART

2JIB4

jimmyk,

Also, it was the issue of a Carbon Tax which inflated electricity rates by 200 to 300% that was the straw that broke the bloke's backs. Carbon Taxes are directly attributable to the AGW arguments. I see the hucksters starting to get payback from the unsuspecting homers the same way Obamacare will get reaction by 2016.

On Topic: Without sounding misogynist but doesn't Obama hide behind women's skirts a lot? Samantha Power and her Iran naiveté, Susan Rice to the HIll, Hillary making her statement, ValJar at the levers, etc. Is he trying to get the single mom to call their congressperson and put pressure on for the "unbelievably small response"?

Enlightened

Sounds to me like Shellie might have some veracity issues.

narciso

wth is investigative detention?

DrJ

Off.

Enlightened

Plus the cop said the gun was found in the Lake Mary HOME. That is Shellie's parents house.

Calling Piers Morgan for some facts please ;(

Barack Obama

Sounds to me like Shellie might have some veracity issues.

I don't know what happened, but it seems fair to say that the white Hispanic guy acted stupidly.

narciso

Rich Sanchez, who is proof that Clear Channel does despise us at some level, was musing about this, of course the tire tracks on the one who ran over with the dUi,
or pics with local kingpin Alberto Sanpedro,
were not mentioned, not too mention, his al Jazeera audition tape.

NK(tryin')

jimmyK-- not to put too fine a point on it, but Australia is 92% white, and as a result has a lot more persuadable voters, the turn around from 2007 election is proof of that. American Conservatives have to win a much higher % of persuadables than the Aussie Coalition, plus in POTUS elections is the Dem stranglehold on NY,Calif. Ill, Pa electoral votes-- very tight margins here;

JiB-- I agree, Obummer sends women out to take the hit for him when he screws the FP pooch.

DublinDave

George Zimmerman has been detained after attempting to murder his wife with a gun.

Well at least he's moving onto adults.

NK(tryin')

JiB-- who do you like in the US Open final this afternoon? I think Nadal is too strong for anyone to beat right now.

NK(tryin')

DD-- you pathetic prat.

narciso

Yes, but Gilliard is like Red Squaw on steroids, where as Rudd was a mere Wallaby
version of Kerry, his thing was Mandarin, rather then French,

narciso

Robin has pointed out how Down Under has been the beta testing site, for much of this idiocy.

jimmyk

has a lot more persuadable voters, the turn around from 2007 election is proof of that.

Circular reasoning. The US has had similarly large turnarounds. We just don't have a parliamentary system so absent impeachment we are stuck with this buffoon for 3 and a half more years.

Ignatz

JiB,
Male narcissists have a hard time with all interpersonal relationships but particularly women since they usually have mommy issues.
Hiding behind skirts is the only time Barry can ever expect to go par for the course, I'm afraid.

Enlightened

I just heard the 911 tape - Shellie Zimmerman seems like a drama queen. She told the cops that George was trying to slam the garage door on her, when the dispatcher asked her if GZ was in the house she said no, he is in his truck. So not sure how that works.

She also said he punched her dad in the nose, and Dad has a "mark on his face", then she said he "acosted" her dad. Then he took her cell phone and smashed it and then "cut it with a pocket knife"? How does that work?

And she also says GZ has a "bodyguard" that the police were telling to get out of the way. He didn't witness the whole thing?

She flat out said she was scared George was going to shoot them, which I think is bullshit. Then at the end of the audio they start saying something about GZ having a woman with him?

Something smells in Florida again.

narciso

Were they always this selfabsorbsed'

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/back-in-the-bubble-will-congress-shift-on-syria-20130909

NK(tryin')

"Hiding behind skirts is the only time Barry can ever expect to go par for the course, I'm afraid." Too funny Ig...

NK(tryin')

OT-- so I am watching the crane disassemble its tower at the Zeckendorf UN Tower Condo-- that's a new 50+ story building that took away about 50% of my East River view. pretty remarkable to watch that bit of engineering.I'm sure it's safe, but I wouldn't want to be standing below...

Enlightened

Are you freaking kidding me......

1:42 PM PT -- Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells us, Shellie and her father have declined to press charges and George will NOT be arrested.

He said, “My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time.


Ranger

I'm sure this will help swing some votes:

White House insists it may strike Syria without congressional approval

http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/321103-white-house-insists-it-may-strike-syria-without-congressional-approval

Now, on a strictly legal basis, under the constitution, I think they are correct. But impeachment is (as we were told over and over again with Clinton) a political, not a legal act. One simple charge of "waging acts of war against the will of the American people and the United States Congress" would suffice. The Senate might not convict, but I doubt the voting public would really hold it against the House for bringing the charges in these circumstances.

dublindave

Just reading TPM - Apparently Republicans behind the scenes are signaling defeat on debt ceiling negotiations (haven't they already done that?).

One aide said "We don't want this fight, but we don't want to look like we don't ant this fight. A lot of guys here don't want to get primaried, so we have to look as if we want this fight even though...." TPM reporter went onto another story that was brewing in the capital, then came back an hour later. ".... How do you look as if you want the fight without wanting the fight. It's hard for the modern Republican party.

Marko

Why is Zimmerman in the news at all? He's a local story.

Obama is attempting to take everyone down with him. Or, instead of him.

NK(tryin')

Obummer starts a hot war without a Congressional resolution? What is better for conservatives in 2014 elections, Impeach or no impeach?

narciso

This is a long two minute hate, going on a million so far.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Oklahoma, where the crabs come sweeping down the plain, indeed.

"High Cheekbones" Warren is attacking the conservatives on the SC. Let me be the first today to ask why MA hates us all in giving that phoney a national voice.

NK(tryin')

I'm sure that DD is right that Barrack Hussein von Clausewitz has this all figured out, to get what he wants in Syria and a 'clean' Debt extension. Yep, I'm absolutely sure he's got it figured out.

lyle

Just reading TPM

Funny. I stopped reading right there.

narciso

I think Kerry, ran into abuse, rught next to the argument clinic

Clarice

GZ is nt in detention and no charges will be filed. Again the left beclowns itself.

Per zero hedge now that syria has agreed to allow the russians to remove the chemical weapons Kerry says neener neener he didn't mean that and a Catholic nun says the video of the gassing is a fraud.

pinkman

Good thing Zimmerman's FIL wasn't wearing a hoodie, otherwise a red nose could have been a gut shot.

Clarice

jimmyk--right you are the race baiters and the kennedys are all fakes working together--Caroline just played arole in their make believe tribute to MLK Jr for example.

BTW I expect the NY Post is going to leak damaging bits day by day for as long as it can.

jimmyk

He said, “My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time.

I'm sure the DemSM will issue updates to the earlier story (that he was "brandishing a gun") immediately soon once the false story has had sufficient time to become accepted as truth.

NK(tryin')

Clarice@5:26 right you are. BTW-- I admit a crass sense of anticipation to read what RFKJr told his diary about Andy Cuomo.

Clarice


President Barack Obama's approval rating on foreign policy has hit the lowest mark of his presidency, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows. Only three in 10 approve of how Obama is handling the crisis in Syria, the poll indicates, and 63% disapprove.


Lucianne

Dave (in MA)

Don't look at me, Frau.

Danube on iPad

I have zero interest in Zimmerman now. We won; it's over.

Ted Sorensen Jr

I though it was pretty well written for a Kennedy family member.

Thanks.

narciso

There is a touch of Nexus 6, to Cuomo, and not the Rutger Hauer model


http://nypost.com/2013/09/09/diary-bombshell-rfks-secret-slams-against-al-sharpton-jesse-jackson-and-gov-cuomo/

bgates

White House insists it may strike Syria without congressional approval

Don't forget October is just a month away, so they're near the point when they have to switch from explaining how Congress has to authorize a narrow pointless use of the military in order to preserve our nation's credibility, to explaining how Congress has to authorize expanded pointless spending in order to preserve our nation's credit rating.

Danube on iPad

Knowing going in that the Senate would not convict, I wonder whether the House would expend the time and energy needed to impeach.

But suppose he launches his strike without authorization, and a week later hundreds die from a release of Sarin gas in the NY subway system?

NK(tryin')

RFK diary-- Meh, not much there, we'll see what the NYP is holding back for later.

matt

#37 Chelsea X - Am I a man of the people or what? Taking one for the team tonite. Her dad is one of my heroes but she on the other hand is more like that cow of a mother.

She was all over me like white on rice at the Americans for Chavez dinner. She jumped me the first time in the cloakroom and I was able to fend her off but when we sat down to dinner that was it. Thank Gaia the ball n chain was at another table.

RFK Jr's Diary

narciso

He's still a weasel with oak leaf cluster, consider hoe he treated W, or even the guy
that tried to spring from jail, not to mention his fronting for Chavez, and what he did with the vaccine travesty, dial it up 300 degrees.

Danube on iPad

My thirst for info that exposes the Kennedys for what they are is unquenchable.

Are any excerpts published other than that one NYPost article?

Extraneus

Ace: Question: Why Would Putin and Assad Rush In to Save Obama's Political Face When They're Plainly Winning?

The resolution was 95% likely going down in flames; the KGB might not be what it used to be, but I trust they can still read the newspaper and count to 218.

I wonder what sort of Cuban Missile bargain is being hashed out here.

(Or: Was already hashed out, then played for the public in a bit of Kabuki theater.)

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