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October 02, 2013

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matt

an envirofascist goes down to defeat. A small victory in the Great War for the soul of America.

NK(tryin'2.0)

"A lack of national leadership from our erstwhile national leaders has led to a new wrinkle."

Disagree completely with Tom M here. Obama is leading from the LEFT and increasingly, the House Repubs are leading from the Right. And they won't agree on anything. This ain't your tweedle dee tweedle dum Dem/repub parties of 25 years ago. They are radicalizing.

4JIB2

Today's Honor Flight laying wreath at Arlington.

Tomb of the Unknown (which by the way has never shut down) open every second, every day since 1948.

Porchlight

Has Binz.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

We received a call from Germany this a.m. A sister-in-law heard on German TV that the entire US was out of money and going down fast. The report was complete with interviews with mothers whose children will not be fed and whose rents not paid. She was not worried but a younger sister really bought into the latest political theater staged by our Clown-In-Chief. I'm sure the EU left is engaging in a bit of Schadenfreude.

narciso

Well we know from David Medienskritik, Frau how distorted the coverage can be, during the various campaigns during the war of terror

4JIB2

Frau,

Same in Belgian if you read the papers. They are fed all the same left wing pulp and accept it as truth.

Danube on iPad

My hatred of Obama at this point is so deep that I hope the U.S. defaults on its debt because of his refusal to negotiate. Amidst the rubble he can boast about how strong and principled he was. The world will laugh at him.

Danube on iPad

The president says Obamacare is the law of the land, so he has no obligation to negotiate it. I yearn for Boehner to respond that the debt ceiling is the law of the land, and the congress has no obligation to change it.

MarkO

I think that whatever damage will be done to the Republicans because of the shut down has happened. From here on out, it only gets worse for Obama. Keep it shut down until the debt negotiations.

Jail, anyone?

4JIB2

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4JIB2

test with Link

4JIB2

Those in DC area who are interested in greeting the Honor Flights at Reagan or Dulles then go to that link and sign up.

GMax

Via the Hills Boehner responds to Dinghy Harry just like Gen McAuliffe at Bastogne. "NUTS".

Boehner’s office said Reid’s terms would give Democrats exactly what they want. “The entire government is shut down right now because Washington Democrats refuse to even talk about fairness for all Americans under ObamaCare,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. “Offering to negotiate only after Democrats get everything they want is not much of an offer.”

hahahaha


GMax

You probably thought the administration was smart enough to pull their hand off the hot griddle when they started feeling pain. You appparently would be wrong.

Powerline brings us the story of paid SEIU protesters showing up at the Monuments during Honor Flight visits trying to make a scene.

Read it and think, these are brilliant negotiators for the Democrats. Here:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/10/democrats-pay-union-members-to-protest-world-war-ii-vets.php

NK(tryin'2.0)

Just wait until the Debt is discussed... the Dems, Barry, zharry and Nancy will give us some howlers about raising the DEBT "for the children" yea... the children... who they will stick withe bill to pay the interest on that Debt. I am really optimistic the Millenials will figure this out.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

I walked in on the end of a story about Jamie Diamond and all the other Wall St CEO's under investigation and pending prosecution.

Apparently they were all summoned to the WH and told to support the president in this battle.

The man should be impeached.

GMax

I have often wondered how Diamond feels. After all a big Obama supporter and donor, and yet he is kicked repeatedly by the Democrats. I bet he is real eager to go all in for Zero one more time...

4JIB2

From Ben Domenech meet the newest most interesting man in the world:)

"RT @sam_baker: He successfully purchased insurance through http://healthcare.gov . He is ... the most interesting man in the world."

LOL

rse

Do you mean Dimon?

NK(tryin'2.0)

Nobody need shed a tear for Jamie Dimon.... the last thing the Obamaniacs want is full discovery in a civil or criminal litigation about MBS regulation and bailouts.

GMax

OOPS yes of course Dimon. A banker should not make a mistake like that, and I did know how to spell it.

daddy

Here's that video ofHarry Reid: ‘Why Would We Want To’ Help One Kid With Cancer?, for those who missed it since we swapped to a new thread.

Any bets on if that'll be censored from the Alphabet Networks tonight?

rse

Former securities associates spend much time proofing prospectuses at the financial printer.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Yeah Dimon. I'm pretty sure he's no longer an Obama supporter. He's trying to avoid jail and not doing this would guarantee it. (or something)

NK(tryin'2.0)

jail? Dimon? please

Ignatz

I'll be on the cover of GQ before Jamie Dimon goes to jail.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Well whatever - the point was with pending lawsuits they were being coerced to support the president. It's not like he wouldn't sic Holder or the IRS on him.

daddy

TM,

Thanks for posting this Binz thing.

From your first link we get this:

The August recess gave Binz’s opponents crucial window to attack his record. The break provided time for his critics to file a request for documents that showed him in email communication with the PR firm and other political operatives on his FERC nomination — disclosures that ultimately alienated a key Republican voice on the energy committee, ranking member Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Imagine how much you have to lie and how hard you have to work to rankle Lisa Murkowski.

I believe the science of climate change and I think we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but that’s different from saying I’m anti-coal or anti-gas,” he said.

He also continued to defend his interactions with Murkowski, contending that he didn’t intentionally mislead her about the extend of his green support, as she charged during his confirmation hearing.
“I don’t know what happened. I attempted to be as open as I could be with her in the discussions in her office,” Binz said.“I was not trying to obscure anything.”

And from the very first commenter we get this:

"Obama energy appointee apologizes to top GOP Senator for lying about White House contact":

"Murkowski criticized Binz for telling her in a meeting last week he had no contact with the White House. She later read a chain of emails … that show Binz was in touch with the White House… "Mr. Binz, I am trying to reconcile some statements that you made that just don't seem to line up with information that I learned that same day," Murkowski said. "I'm sure that you can see the concern that I have when you sat in my office and assured me that there was no coordination with anyone outside of FERC, and then to read a series of emails … directly contradicting what I was told."


DebinNC

http://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmontlake/2013/10/02/as-obama-cancels-his-trip-chinas-president-heads-to-indonesia-malaysia/

China President Xi going Putin on BOzo. I hope he can't resist taking his "expansive entourage" to Indonesia to visit old haunts and salve his bruised ego. If MO & her posse go too, even better.

NK(tryin'2.0)

.. and I'll be a Cosmo centerfold before he even gets an Enforcement letter.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

"Has Binz" - lol, Porch

Ignatz

Ew.

narciso

Well baby steps, daddy, of course what about the Nurse Wratchet of Coal, Gina McCarthy, she couldn't be slammed down,

NK(tryin'2.0)

Ewwwww!!!!....EWWWWWWW
and for that reason jamie sleeps comfortably at night knowing that he and his Dem pals will cut a quiet deal, and JPM will go on it merry TBTF way.

narciso

I think they are getting the hang of it,


http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/10/house-vote-on-research-for-lifesaving-cures-act-live/

goggles do nothing, yadda yadda.

Some Guy

I believe the science of climate change

Wait. Does he believe science or does he believe climate change? Since there is no "science of climate change" he'd need to clarify which one he puts his faith in.

daddy

I think that whatever damage will be done to the Republicans because of the shut down has happened. From here on out, it only gets worse for Obama.

MarkO,

I am perhaps overoptimistically sharing that view. I think the longer this goes on the more the great majority will find see that all those un-essential Government employees are in fact un-essential, and that life pretty much goes on just fine without them. That plays to the benefit of any Party favoring smaller Government, and in contrast exposes the fraudulence of the proponents of Big Government.

Jeff Dobbs

Signage...

Signs of the Shutdown

Stephanie

when are the republicans going to point out the miserable priorities of the obama administration to activate mall cops but to not activate cancer treatments?

Obama and Reid need to be photoshopped as Paul Blart Mall Cop wannabees.

narciso

Leave it for McCain to be the easiest mark, # 145


http://www.nationalreview.com/right-field/360196/cancellation-service-academy-football-games-about-optics-greg-pollowitz

Stephanie

the prezzy told Wall Street today that he hoped they were panicking. per eric erickson and has the soundbite on his website

NK(tryin'2.0)

The NIH and Nat Parks votes: yes the Repubs are learning how to play the game. The Dems are going to be the ones begging to do a 2 week CR while the debt is debated, anything to get the WWII vets and Harry "Kill the cancer kids" Reid visuals off the grid.

narciso

It came from CNBC, so it's actually plausible.

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Stephanie,

I figured he called in the Wall Street brothel keepers to whine about them not generating the flash crash he ordered. I wonder if they just flashed their Mad Ben vetted HFT suicide vests and walked out on him?

daddy

Yippee! Obama cancelled his trip to Malaysia next week. I'll be over there hanging out on the beach for a couple days, so I sure don't want that obnoxious bonehead over there screwing it up for me and my beer drinking buddies, by making people think all Americans are self-important, pompous jackasses:)

And stay the hell out of China too, you useless sunuvabitch!

Steve

AWESOME! Veterans storm barricaded WWII memorial

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/10/awesome.html

daddy

Wolf Blitzer has a big breaking story; Chelsea Clinton says she is ready to start a family. Now he is holding an Emmy Award and saying CNN just won 3 Emmy's!

Still no Harry Reid video saying he's in favor of letting kids die of Cancer. Guess it was pre-empted by the breaking news of Chelsea saying she's considering getting off Birth Control.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Give 'em hell Daddy!

You need a bigger megaphone, daddy, or a louder microphone.

MarkO

"The president said he was “exasperated” with negotiations in which he’d already “bent over backwards,” and said he won’t open budget talks until a “clean” government-funding bill is passed and the debt limit has been raised.

How can this be reported with a straight face? Of all things, he has steadfastly said he would not negotiate over this.

DrJ

The irony with the NIH funding is that their clinical center receives about $400 million per year, and the total NIH budget is about $30 billion. So the "children with cancer" portion is minute.

narciso

It's like the Python sketch, about the award for the most awards;


http://twitchy.com/2013/10/02/twitter-meltdown-rep-matt-cartwright-d-penn-attacks-critics-of-his-anti-veteran-vote-as-trolls/

MarkO

Sadly, Chelsea Clinton is as qualified to be President as Obama.

Extraneus

The Democrats have held what appeared to be a fearsome weapon for 18 years now, and used it to successfully threaten Republicans over and over again. And now it turns out to have been a limp piece of spaghetti.

All the work they and their willing accomplices in the media did trying to make the sequester appear hurtful to average Americans, to no avail, should have tempered their lust for a slimdown. But no. They still thought they held a fearsome weapon.

Whether he was playing chess or tic-tac-toe, Boehner should get the credit for this.

NK(tryin'2.0)

I think this is all great... the LiVs are slowly learning that $600BILLION has to be borrowed every year, just to pay the Federal Gov't's DAILY spending bills. They had no idea that their government would be as reckless to do something they wouldn't dare do in their lives... well some do... but they are in Danbury Medium security doing 8 years for fraud. LiVs will come to hate DC ... well LiVs with a job... with the passion I feel. All good.

DebinNC

One of the 164 Dems in the anti-veteran vote bloc was the CBC's Sanford Bishop, whose district includes Fort Benning.

Beasts of England

The silver lining behind every cloud: one of our local wine sellers (cellars?) has discounted tonight's tasting because of the shutdown. Thanks, dems!

daddy


'WHY WOULD WE WANT TO' HELP ONE KID WITH CANCER?

Or "HELP ONE KID GET A LUNG TRANSPLANT?"

Why Indeed?

4JIB2

daddy,

Where do you stay in Penang? I used to stay at the Hyatt on the beach when I was up there. I don't think its there anymore.

Ever take the train from Butterworth to Singapore? or vice versa?

James D.

There was some discussion about Robert Costa of NR a few days ago. I didn't have an opinion one way or the other, but I do now...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/01/why-boehner-doesnt-just-ditch-the-right/

Mr. Costa dialled up good old Ezra Klein and dished about the House Republicans. Here are some quotes from Mr. Costa:

The outside groups don't always move votes directly but they create an atmosphere of fear among the members. And so many of these members now live in the conservative world of talk radio and tea party conventions and Fox News invitations. And so the conservative strategy of the moment, no matter how unrealistic it might be, catches fire.

and

When you get the members off the talking points you come to a simple conclusion: They don't face consequences for taking these hardline positions. When you hear members talk candidly about their biggest victory, it wasn’t winning the House in 2010. It was winning the state legislatures in 2010 because they were able to redraw their districts so they had many more conservative voters.

and

I think John Boehner is frustrated by leading the Republicans in the House but I think he very much loves being speaker. To understand him you have to understand that. He gets to the Capitol early. He relishes the job and the position but he doesn’t relish being at odds so often with his members. He loves being a major American political figure, but he’s not a Newt Gingrich-like figure trying to lead the party in a certain direction. He’s just trying to survive and enjoy it while it lasts.

All that may be true, but for God's sake, a supposed conservative who works at NR chatting about it with a guy who's the creator of Journolist and a part-time host on MSNBC and one of the tight circle of lefty bloggers who gets regular audiences with Obama? That's giving red meat straight to the enemy.

Anybody who sits down with Klein (or anyone like him) and trashes his own side is a moron at best. And after this interview, any Republican who talks to Costa is King of the Morons.

With "friends" like these...

Dave (in MA)

Not that I'm a spring chicken, but maybe somebody older than me might be able to remember whether or not there was any of this kind of crap back when there were 5 shutdowns under a D Senate, a D House and a D White House.

Stephanie

who needs enemas?

Extraneus

Drudge:

9 out of 10 IRS workers sent home...

But 1,350,000 still on the job...

Stephanie on ipad sitting in the car waiting on clients late in traffic

when is obama going to shut down the interstate highway system?

centralcal

Interesting, JamesD. Mr. Costa reveals himself as much in 140 character tweets as he does in lengthy interviews. He bears watching (out for).

Army of Davids

The Debt Ceiling will surpass the shut down in importance.

Keep in mind polling on raising the debt ceiling is some 47% to 41% against

Democrats and RINOs are fighting an uphill battle in public opinion in using this as pushback against ObamaCare delay.

The Debt Ceiling will get raised and screaming nancys should be ignored (most especially including president Barry)

Debt default talk from DC (and Wall Street)

key word: PRIORITIZATION

we have some $200 billion plus a month come in to treasury...more than enough to service all debt (assuming prioritization over spending)

but Treasury (Jack Lew)has to act to prioritize. Pat Toomey introduced legislation in the Senate to expressly give Lew this power. Likely went nowhere due to DC leveraged power need to keep running up debt. But Lew/Treasury still should have the means to prioritize.

We also have assets that could be sold: oil reserves, gold, land and TARP assets to service debt if need be.

There is no excuse for a debt default and it is not necessary to raise the ceiling to avoid default on US debt issues.

It is necessary to raise the debt ceiling for beltway business as usual, however.

daddy

JiB,

Batu Feringhi. We swap back and forth between this hotel:

or this hotel:


Personally I like the 2nd place better since you only have to walk 20 feet to the beach instead of 40 feet to the beach:)

Extraneus

Shutdown Theater Goes Grand Guignol: Completely Self-Sustaining Tourist Attraction Ordered Shut Down for First Time In History

According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property.

“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.

LouP

The most important shutdown question of all: did the government shut down the golf courses at Andrews and Ft. Belvoir?

Army of Davids

Debt Ceiling/debt default risk metrics

Pay attention to the yield on the 10 Year Note (last checked around 2.65%)

If the yield goes up dramatically then the bond market is concerned about debt default.

If it goes nowhere (as it did the last time Debt Ceiling Cassandras howled) debt default concerns are non existent.

Also might keep in mind primary dealers (some 20 major global banks..JP Morgan, Goldman, etc..) have an interest in continuous growing issuance as a revenue stream.

James D.

CC, I just looked at Costa's twitter. Surprise, surprise - he'll be on Rachel Maddow tonight.

Three guesses how that'll go...

Dave (in MA)

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/monuments-and-memorials-remained-open-during-previous-shutdown/#ixzz2gbRSfj9D

Memorials and monuments remained open during the Clenis admin. I know from personal experience that you could visit "closed" national parks.

4JIB2

daddy,

If it doesn't have a tiki bar then don't stay there. Do they have Vespas to rent and tool around the island. That is a lot of fun especially if you have a passenger of the other inclination:)

BTW, how can we be less safe than when the Boston Bomber killed all those people?

matt

It should be noted that the Administration has used textbook Chicago machine tactics to roll over every opponent they have for the past 5 years.

From the appointment of czars to the abuse of the regulatory process though legislation by regulation they have subverted the law.

The deem & pass subterfuge which brought Obamacare to life was almost certainly illegal but was never challenged as it should have been. And how does one get away with a law that has thousands of empty pages that surrender the obligations of Congress to the bureaucrats?

This president rules by edict and executive privilege and the most opaque administration in our history and yet he is still not challenged.

Maybe this is the time to hold the line.

After Reid's comments and the visuals of Park Police trying to keep veterans from their own memorial and of paid, phony protesters trying to mau mau the vets, screw these people!

NK(tryin'2.0)

AoD is spot on about NO default if the Debt Ceiling isn't raised. Treasury debt service is less than $25B/month. Treasury receipts average $230B/Month-- obviously with large variations depending on the month. So interest can be paid to T-Bond Holders and over $2.6+TRILLION left over in FY '14 to fund the Treasury's NON-Interest spending. Problem is that Treasury has authority to spend $3.3+TRILLION beyond interest. That's the problem,... hmm.. so cut the spending by $700B and the Treasury will have no need to borrow. a 20% cut in spending. OK so phase in the cuts over 3 FYs 10% this year, 5% in '15 and 5% in FY '16, or until receipts top spending. Families and businesses do tis all the time. This is arithmatic, not even math.

Frau Kunststoff

"he’d (Pres. Plastic Man) already “bent over backwards"...

Flexibility! It tastes like chicken.

narciso

Are their chiropractor bills for this kind of maneunver'


http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/10/the-gop-wants-to-restore-funding-for-kids-with-cancer-should-obama-allow-it/280203/

LouP

The media needs someone to blame for the shutdown. They ought to look at the guy who authorized the printing, and distribution of all those neat-o signs, ready to go when gov't offices were supposed to open yesterday morning. He was just trying to save face.

NK(tryin'2.0)

Bath House Barry has surely done lots of bending over in his time.....

centralcal

I am not sure, JamesD, if Costa is a paid contributor - but he seems to regularly appear on MSNBC and CNBC. He may be their paid token conservative, so I won't critique him on that.

Extraneus

They've been planning and fantasizing about this for almost two decades. Is this really all they've got?

Please, somebody PLEASE start asking about pizza delivery to the oval office.

Janet

YEah, LouP. The ready to go, preprinted signs show what a planned out production this shutdown is.

4JIB2

Might as well just blame Bush

Network TV is 21-0 blaming GOP.

4JIB2

Robert Costa is NRO's John McCain.

NK(tryin'2.0)

The Repubs passing individual appropriations also fits with the Debt discussions. It is educating LiVs that choies will have to be made b/c the debt Bomb is ready to explode and the federal Gov't won't be able to borrow 20% of its daily operating costs anymore. Borrowing that has to be paid for by or kids and grandkids-- we are ruining their futures. We are getting the clarity I've hoped would come during these 5 years. I believ that clsrity will lead to widespreadhatred of the DC debt fetish.

daddy

Well baby steps, daddy, of course what about the Nurse Wratchet of Coal, Gina McCarthy, she couldn't be slammed down,

Narciso,

(If you guys don't mind another Begich aside, but I know narciso is interested), In his radio Re-election ad that I linked earlier today Begich also says:

...and we just won the battle to keep our Coal Fired Power Plants open in Fairbanks. And speaking of coal, you might have seen those TV ads about a Carbon Tax. Well, I'm against the Carbon Tax. What I've said is that if a Carbon Tax is forced down our throats then the revenues have to go to Deficit Reduction.

From all I can tell, the Healy Super Clean Coal Power plant (near Fairbanks) is still on the back burner and unable to operate:

Has idle Healy power plant finally seen light at the end of its tunnel? | Alaska Dispatch

One potential sticking point for the deal to sell the Healy Clean Coal Plant to Golden Valley may be new, stricter emissions standards set forth by President Obama on June 25. But those new rules have yet to be figured out by the EPA.

On top of that there is this from last week: Coal-state Dem candidates rip Obama for new EPA rules

This proposed regulation would effectively prohibit the construction of any new coal-fired plants.

Since Healy is a never yet used experimental Coal Powered plant, (a Ted Dtevens project) my guess is that it is squelched for being allowed to fire up anytime soon and provide power.

That's the problem with Begich. You have to carefully parse every word he is saying in those quick radio spots, and since he never prints the text of them, you have to record them and transcribe them, at which point when you then look at what he says, "We're drilling, we're mining, we're burning Coal, all thanks to me", you find out that none of that stuff is happening at all. It's all verbiage.
Unfortunately the local media never holds him to any of that, and the Local Talk Shows are usually too lazy to do the requisite digging to show that he's lying.


Sorry for so much local OT today.

henry

It seems Harry Reid condemning child cancer victims is not newsworthy to CBS, the pederast blaming Republicans is front and center.

Extraneus

"In the darkest moments of the 1995 shutdown, President Clinton still had the presence of mind to receive a special pizza delivery. Any anecdotes of how President Obama is dealing with the pain and suffering of the American people?"

4JIB2

y,

Some enterprising reporter in Nevada should be tracking down those 1K employees of Nellis AFB to ask them how they feel about keeping a young child from her cancer treatment.

rse

Oh, Reggie.

Cards, please.

NK(tryin'2.0)

rse... I just had a gag reflex because of the visual your 6:21 conjured in my pea brain...

Ignatz

If you're ever feeling a little down, bookmark this random PG Wodehouse quote generator and you'll soon be feeling better.

narciso

If Begich ever told the truth, he would melt down like Toh in Raiders,

Extraneus

Seriously, making fun of the achingly romantic budding of Clinton's relationship with Monica during the darkest nights of the 1995 shutdown is more than called for at this moment in our history.

I hope someone goes there.

Extraneus

Fervently, I should have said.

NK(tryin'2.0)

Billy used Monica as a animate Humidor in the '95 Shutdown, This go round Barry and Reggie......

DebinNC

http://www.businessinsider.com/government-shutdown-caused-the-monica-lewinsky-scandal-2013-9

"The Last Government Shutdown Caused the Monica Lewinsky Scandal"

BJ should be a pariah for destroying the life of "that woman - Miss Lewinsky".

Extraneus

Apologies for the imagery, but I don't think the cigar moistening was during the shutdown. That was after the Republicans caved and Clinton was riding high. The arguably more romantic thong snapping was during the shutdown.

The American people should be clear about this.

narciso

Well without going into detail, the Huntress did mention that in one of her missives, last week I think,

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I think there was a shutdown at about this time in 83 and there were no rangers in Allegheny National Forest, because it was a camp out with the Hatettes and moi. I think you could camp in the forest campgrounds for free but the lack of any authorities while camping with young children overcame my basic cheapness and we stayed at a KOA joint. It got as cold as an ex-wife's heart that night but the Hatettes, nestled in their Smurf sleeping bags with blankets piled on top, slept through it all.

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