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November 26, 2013

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centralcal

And it's not even Friday (the usual bad news dump day)!

The Obama administration today announced a one year delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health coverage through federal Obamacare exchanges, another high-profile setback for HealthCare.gov.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

narciso79

It's almost as if he were on the other side, snark;

http://www.volokh.com/2013/11/27/understanding-enemy/

Rick Ballard

When the leader of a congregation aims at compulsory fulfillment of what, from a theological standpoint, must be a voluntary act in order to have any meaning, there is nothing "religious" about the aim. I would not remain a member of a congregation led by a petty tyrant or I would see to his removal.

If one wishes to analyze the outcome of compelled compassion, the NHS prole killing centers in the UK are worthy of examination. I understand Obama's desire, as a bona fide progressive genocidaire, to emulate the NHS in order to more effectively control the unwanted prole population in Blue Hells but I am entirely unwilling to join in the effort and doubly so under the rubric of "compassion for the downtrodden".

marlene on Kindle

The best lesson I learned about charity and compassion was from an elderly nun.She set up a food pantry in our northern Maine town.She asked for volunteers to take phone calls from those requesting a box of food. I took my turn being a phone lady.Sister Mary's instruction to her phone ladies was simple,if there is a need take a name and address.I once heard a desperate person ask her for help,saying Sister I'm not a Catholic,but I have no other place to go.Sister said,in her stern nun voice,did I ask if you are Catholic? Quite a lesson.

Captain Hate

New regs for 501C groups. Since Bammy can no longer target and punish them ,he must upend Citizen's United and try to stop the money and ads. We are on to his strategy and will find the necessary loopholes around it.

What are the options to make this idiot follow the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizen's United because it's obvious he and that chinless shitstain AG are trying to do just what you stated. I'm not at all satisfied with DoT's stating that Congress has no power to make the executive follow the law; that is just counterintuitive to a set of checks and balances. I know one thing for sure: Johnny Boehner isn't doing a damn thing as far as coming up with any solution to this problem, which is an almost complete abrogation of his responsibility. This unlawful administration needs pushback from the opposition party and none is forthcoming.

Extraneus

CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year

Beasts of England

Happy Hanukkah, JOMers!

narciso79

Happy Hannukah, Jomers,

The methodology of how Carlos Slim's trained chimp, Confessore, who started at a Soros spreadsheet, the American Prospect, is interesting to note.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Look at this evil - http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/11/27/abc-preaches-gospel-polyamory-touts-saving-power-threesomes

"Harris opened the segment by lecturing, "Just for a minute, let's do a thought experiment. Let's set aside all of the emotion and consider whether the evangelists for open marriage might have a point.""

and

"They're spreading the gospel of polyamory, hoping to speed up societal acceptance of this kind of set-up."

bold mine. Co-opting the language of Christians to spread their own debauchery. It is sickening.

I get the same sickening feeling as the left erases our historical Judeo-Christian roots with their attacks on public displays of the 10 Commandments, crosses, & I believe even a Star of David on a memorial...or their attacks on references to God.
The push back better take place soon or we are done.

Caiaphas

It's a battle between those disposed toward erroneous traditions derived from superstition and general ignorance about the physics of creation, and quite uncommon sense.

Take the much ballyhooed 'cross' and the other graven images proscribed. Much worse than worship of a material object is the contemptible notion of worship/adoration of the implement of murder. Imagine taking the firearm or knife used in a loved one's murder and placing it in a shrine. Really quite unimaginable outside the deluded world of some.

bgates

CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year

What happened to him?

Extraneus

The push back better take place soon or we are done.

What form would that take? The tea party movement had a good run in '09 and '10, but it was so peaceful that the left, after cowering in fear for a short while, took their own push-back seriously and found themselves met with little resistance.

The right is just not willing to get down and dirty. And without the media or the courts, or even the Republican Establishment, there aren't many other options.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I don't worship the cross. I worship Jesus Christ - Almighty God in human flesh. The cross is a reminder of what He did for me. He paid the penalty for my sins & overcame death.
If crosses & 10 Commandment displays from history must be erased...then I want all totem poles & Indian spiritual grounds to be erased too. Get rid of it all.
If it's spiritual...its gotta go.
We might need to reexamine why we think stealing & murder are wrong too. Where do we get that from? Let's go for it & see where survival of the fittest in it's purest form leads!

narciso79

The unfriending has been happening at a good clip"


http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/11/isis_praised_slain_c.php

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I don't know, Extraneus. I don't know what to do.

narciso79

So things that make you go hm:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/11/is-there-even-an-iran-nuke-deal/

Extraneus

Who buys these things?

Sydney Leathers Is Getting Labiaplasty, Selling Excess Labia Skin Encased In Lucite

The porn star Houston had labiaplasty in 2000 and sold three pieces of her labia, hoping to earn $100,000 for it, an experience she discussed in the 2010 documentary “After Porn Ends.”
Why three? Why not two or four?
narciso79

I know it's Madison isn't it, Jake;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/dem-rep-gwen-moore-attacks-hobby-lobby-says-first-amendment-only-protects-churches-and-schools-video/

henry

That's Milwaukee's mother of the year (her son slashed tired on Republican get out the vote vans a few elections ago).

Beasts of England

Is that covered under ObamaCare, Extraneus?

Extraneus

Obama's Handwritten Letter to a Critic: I Completely Dispute Your Claim That I Have Created a Hostile Environment for Dissent. And Furthermore, I Have Never "Made Fun" of "Tea-Baggers."

Yup, he said "tea-baggers."
Edmund Pevensie

No, Obama is not closing Vatican Embassy.

But he is bombing and killing people

narciso79

That goes so far beyond ;goggles do nothin' to require the full 'Clockwork Orange;

Extraneus

Any plan that didn't would be substandard, Beasts.

Ignatz

--Sydney Leathers Is Getting Labiaplasty, Selling Excess Labia Skin Encased In Lucite--

Is that a 'man buys dog' story?

Extraneus

"What's that, Dad?"

"Oh, just a paperweight, son."

narciso79

I know the last time I linked this, I got the hash reference;

narciso79

Yes, this was my conjecture as well;


http://www.mediaite.com/tv/she-was-targeted-the-five-clashes-over-lara-logan-suspension/

narciso79

Apparently, 'Guildenstern' had his moment of self criticism, and is denying what we already knew about death panels.

FWIW, you're going to be shocked to hear, that unlike what has been attributed to the insurance commissioner in recent weeks, 'you
can't keep your plan' after all, and they are not aware of the pilot enrollment program.

narciso79


Looks like they dialed up the shock collar;

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2013/11/27/washposts-milbank-if-obama-promoted-motherhood-baseball-and-apple-pie

Abdullah

http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11103

Bob Graham..kickin' ass. You need more of these guys as opposed to shiny objects like Issa.

Gmax

Maybe she picked the wrong stage name? Pussy Galore was already taken?

pagar56

But the Obama regime did not promote Apple pie.

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/11/27/iran-yes-we-will-continues-building-the-arak-heavy-water-nuclear-reactor-despite-deal-with-obama/

narciso79

That's about what I figured, they've been working on this for atleast a quarter century, they are not going to stop now,

narciso79

They keep popping up like a bad penny;


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/27/groups-gets-11-million-grant-to-collect-obamacare-success-stories/#

Porchlight

There is much to love about Pope Francis. However, he is wrong on some very important issues. This is a very dangerous time to have a pope sympathetic to statism. If Francis gives cover to bad people it could get ugly.

Francis should take a look around him. How are statist solutions working out in Argentina? In contrast, where are the richest poor people in the world? In the good old US of A, where our prosperous economy is pulled by the evil capitalist corporate engine (at least for now).

I am not Catholic, but I have great respect for the Church. Even my traddie Catholic friends are concerned about all of this. Personally when I hear the phrase "social justice" it makes me want to reach for my revolver, but as I said, there is much to love about Francis.

Greetings from Joshua, TX, where I sit drinking cheap Trader Joe's chardonnay poolside from a plastic cup while I watch my husband & kids swim...

narciso79

Now, here's an interesting bit, in light of what else we know about Norquist;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/26/Documents-surface-Karl-Rove-funds-Grover-Norquist

Crush

Another Liberal Cowad Resigns.

Colorado, one step at a time to the Red column.

Abdullah

'Where are the world's richest poor people...?"

Holy Moly.

hit and run

Thaipad just ate the best comment I ever made, perhaps the best comment JOM has ever seen, maybe even the best comment in the history of the internet.

What a shame.

pagar56

This is unbelievable!

Politisite has a report out that of the 20 Democrat Senate seats open in 2014, Democrats could still hold on to 7 of them. We need to make that ZERO.

Ignatz

Apparently it makes no difference that most of the poor in America would be one percenters in most African countries.

narciso79

Post it on your blog, while the memory still holds,

narciso79

That was why they hid the part of 'redistribution of wealth' till recently,

Miss Marple

This is interesting. Senator Menendez accuses the White House of fear-mongering on Iran.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/robert-menendez-iran-deal-100452.html?hp=f2

I am getting confused.

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Pagar,

New Hampshire, Delaware, Rhode Island and definitely Illinois aren't worth having. Those Blue Hells need to be left to rot on their own.

narciso79

He may have been an improvement over Lurch, miss marple, the whole thing seems like a Babelfish or Google Translate deal, where the nuances of the details are lost,

Miss Marple

narciso, I feel like the last five years have been in Babelfish.

Between Obama's poor speaking and faux pas, the moronic Tweets of OFA, and the tons of legalese permeating every controversy, I honestly wonder if I speak the same language.

Sigh.

narciso79

Imagine this conversation;

Well you see, King Abdullah, I got this great
deal
We give up our sanctions, they promise to curtail their nuclear program;


http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-briefs-saudi-king-on-interim-iran-deal/

Crush

"We keep inching Closer to the Thruth" About Obama and Ayers

Ya think?

narciso79

Really there's no point to the exercise anymore;


http://therightscoop.com/new-rules-of-engagement-tie-our-troops-hands-in-afghanistan-even-more-than-they-already-were/

Jeff Dobbs

That's Sandy's house in the Fox screen shot on this Legal Insurrection post, no?

Crush

A Nobel Peace Prize Moment:

Beasts of England

Ig@8:28 - You sure about that? All poor people around the world have free cell phones...

Beasts of England

Sure looks like it, hit!

Crush

No Drinking this Holiday, okay?

DrJ

Had Aristophanes encountered this crew, he might have written Lysistrata differently.

narciso79

It looks like hey went for the Full Bialystok


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/27/Obamacare-Website-Builder-Manages-25-of-Section-8-Housing

Crush

"There are a lot of things about us women
That sadden me, considering how men
See us as rascals."

Me thinks this speaks for a lot of the women here.

jimmyk

The 9:13 might be interpreted as pro-alcohol. As they used to say in grade school: A promise or a threat?

narciso79

This can't possibly go wrong;


http://pjmedia.com/blog/reining-in-china-dropped-in-bidens-hands/

daddy

Scientists have finally discovered the culprit responsible for changing the weather! And the bad guy is...(wait for it)...

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms can change the weather, scientists reveal...Mushrooms have an extraordinary ability to control the weather...
By altering the moisture of the air around them, they whip up winds that blow away their spores and help them disperse.

And all this time I thought it was Big Oil.

Porchlight

Ha jimmyk - that is definitely a pro-liquor image.

Miss Marple

I have to get up early tomorrow to cook.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

narciso79

Is there a caterpillar with a hookah pipe, anywhere around there, daddy.

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

Obama issued an executive order today making it illegal for businesses to learn the cost of their insurance policy before the 2014 election.

Porchlight

Happy Thanksgiving MM!

Crush

Cook? Who the hell cooks anymor?

You have McDonalds and IHop, for God's sake.

I feel for those I see tomorrow at both of those institutions. I really do. And I have no idea what to do or say or even intervene. What the helll have we become if there are people in McDonalds for Thanksgiving?

Captain Hate

Courtesy of somebody on Television Without Pity, some HOF POI lines:

Fusco: Guys in the front might make it. Guy in the back might make a good bag of charcoal. Witnesses put our pal the psychopathic vigilante at the scene.
Finch: Which one?
Fusco: You mean both your stray dogs are off the leash? This is the handiwork of tall, dark, and deranged. And I shudder to think what the other one's up to.

Shaw: You want to take a crack at him? My gun hand's cramping.
Finch: We have to stop [Reese].
Shaw: Why? One less dirty cop killing cop sounds good to me.
Finch: Setting aside your somewhat binary moral compass...

Fusco: You know, if you'd told me about the carpool arrangements, I would have driven separately.

Root: May I have a gun now?
Shaw: What's with you and your poor listening skills?
Fusco: You just shot a federal marshall.
Shaw: Just between us, not my first time.

Fusco: You sure the big guy's here?
[KABOOM]
Shaw: Pretty sure.

daddy

Probably is Narciso.

Guess that'll teach me for thinking they were just fun guys.

narciso79

Those are some good lines there, lol,

Crush

This Finch guy needs a pyschiatrist big time.

Stephanie on kindle armchair QB Statue of Liberty FTW

Jane you got a cite for that?

Crush

....Hannakuh....

narciso79

How are you doing, Stephanie,

AliceH

--Obama issued an executive order today--

That's a joke, right Jane? I'm not seeing it anywhere on google or twitter.

Stephanie on kindle armchair QB Statue of Liberty FTW

Meh. Got to go out to dinner tonight but got home and got sick. Still really nauseous and broke down and took another Vicotin and antinausea meds. 1 step forwards 2 steps back.

Reading and following recipes is an adventure. ;)

narciso79

sorry to hear that,

daddy

Sorry Stephanie:(

In cheerier news, we arrived in Guangzhou China last night about 1 am local, after a 10 hour leg. At our ops building, while their Chinese Customs officers on the first floor were doing their traditional 15 minute drill of checking our passports to allow us to enter the country, our Ramp agent gal invited us to go upstairs while waiting, and there in our crew lounge there was a huge spread laid out of Turkey, Pumpkin pie, ham, potatoes, gravy, etc. Saw many of my good buddies up there stuffing themselves before the 2 AM launch, so ThanksGiving came to China.

What an unexpected pleasant surprise!

The chow was excellent, especially the dark turkey meat! I think it must have somehow been shipped over from stateside, then heated in ovens or the microwave, but kudo's to the company for taking the time to do that for us, a world away from home. Hope your Thanksgiving chow is/was as scrumptious (I've lost track of what day it is over there) and that you're surrounded with as many good chums as I was.

daddy

The Mail and Guardian paper of South Africa gives us a few more facts about the just completed Hominid dig that I was unaware of:

---the dig site – which is actually less than two square metres

---Another layer to this tale is that archaeologists have been in that area, looking for fossils, since 1947, Berger says. The site is about 15km from Malapa (where Berger found Australopithicus sediba fossils in 2008); 1km from Sterkfontein (where Mrs Ples, an Australopithicus africanus, was found) and 600m from Swartkrantz (where there is the oldest evidence of humans using fire).

"[These fossils] were truly under our noses … It’s 'backyard syndrome': we think we know what’s there, but we don’t."

Interesting how everything in the dig was so compact, and how the site itself was so relatively close together to previous digs.

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

No joke. Megan Kelly opened her show with it.

Stephanie

Awesome daddy! Love that they take care of y'all like that. If I had a life do-over, I'd go into the navy and become a pilot then work for your company. Seriously. I let an embittered Eastern pilot talk me out of that at the height of his idiocity striking and losing his job..which he still doesn't regret doing to this day. He was a catholic with 11 kids and ended up a part time locksmith and broke. And still a democrat union supporter. The lib mental disease is incurable.

I'm just impatient... compared to this time last week, today was a picnic. Twice, IYKWIMAITYD.

daddy

No joke. Megan Kelly opened her show with it.

Jane,

Let's see if the Administration now goes after Megan Kelly like Lara Logan. Don't you know they would love to take FOX's Rising Star down.

Stephanie

Thanks Jane, I'll look for it later on you tube. That needs to be spread far and wide. Under most states laws, the costs have to be disclosed 90 days before renewal or non-renewal. Betting most of the state insurance commishes will tell the insurance companies to comply with state law. And I'll help and disseminate that far and wide and have agents apply pressure on the commish to comply.

Need to get a copy of the EO and make a few beginning calls and get the ball rolling...

Sue

Porch,

I have family in Joshua.

AliceH

okay - I'm watching Megan Kelly on the Fox site.

She's talking about how the Federal website/online enrollment for Small Business (group) insurance will not be ready until the next open enrollment.

Small Businesses are enrolling online ("SHOP") via some state websites, and have also been enrolling offline through a broker since Oct 1. The "news" element here is that the online was supposed to be ready on 10/1, then they said mid Nov, then end of Nov... but finally today they announced they're just not going to do it until the next round.

Again, Small Businesses can (and still must) follow all the ACA rules for having insurance. They just aren't being strung along any more that the Fed website is ever going to be ready for 2014 plans.

Stephanie on kindle armchair QB Statue of Liberty FTW

Anyone else looking forward to the Carrie Underwood production of the Sound of Music live on TV? Just saw that Audra McDonald is in it too.

Frau Goldberg

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah all around. I'm very thankful for this group of people. Special greetings to Stephanie who is relieved all heavy duty.

Today we did lots of prep for tomorrow. I prepared mashed potatoes (yes, tried the cream cheese version) and baked a pumpkin pie. While my son and I went out to do last minute shopping, my husband took a walk. Granddaughter was doing homework. The small Norfolk terrier did her Superdog imitation and jumped up on a tall bar stool to walk along the kitchen counters and have her way with the crust and edges of the pie which was one of the prettiest I have ever baked. It's now almost time to go to bed and the second pie has just come out.
BTW it was my fault the bar stool was not pushed all the way in, thus enabling the dog to jump. I still cannot see how such a little dog can manage that jump.

To quote JiB, I'm off to slaap lekker en droom zacht. I know the dog will.

Stephanie

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

clarice

Heh, Frau--it's stuff like that which makes family Thanksgiving celebrations fun.
Steph, feel better soon.

Gus

Hello Clarice. I enjoyed your Pieces, the last couple weeks. You are fantastic.

Barbara

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY HANUKKAH EVERYONE!!!!!

Stephanie, its so good to see your comments. Hope you are feeling better and better every day!

No comparison, of course, to what you've had to endure, but I had some dental work done on Tuesday and will probably have to puree my turkey and dressing in order to eat it tomorrow/today. Pumpkin pie I can handle! I've been babying myself and taking advantage of every chance that I can to grab a few winks.

And then I read the news and realize that Barry is doubling down on all of his insidious plans and programs to divest America of its freedoms, its greatness and its way of life that has made this country the envy of the world. It's terrifying to think what he could do and has been doing while everyone's backs have been turned: (the secret "agreement with Iran", plans to intervene via Iran in the Syrian civil war; Kerry's bland pronouncement that the Monroe Doctrine doesn't apply anymore (I suppose that we can call this the "Kerry Doctrine"); EPA getting ready to unleash a whole new set of confiscatory regulations; IRA charged by Obama with developing regulations to go after political action organizations when we still haven't resolved that agency's prior illegal infractions on in that area. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

And as for our Pope Francis, although he is a very humble, intelligent, well-intentioned, highly educated person (both in university studies and everyday life lessons), his encyclical does seem somewhat light-weight. I hope for more from him.
--------------------
Back to Thanksgiving -

JOM is my refuge when the insanity out there gets to be too overwhelming. I thank you all so very much for your insight, information, comradery, humor, the occasional verbal food fight, and just plain fun!

Back to sleep now to dream of the Country the way it used to be and hopefully will be again.

peter

up early as my son and I will be in the local Turkey Trot which starts at 8:30 promptly. the police close down the roads a half hour early, and i have to drive to the start. With the eleven degree wind chill, I will be speedwalking in full sweat regalia, but my son will be running in shorts. God bless the young. Then home to watch the parade on tv. Happy Thanksgiving to all! and Happy Chanukah to my Jewish friends !

pagar56

Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to All!

Hope you feel better, Stephanie!

Extraneus

The following is from Ace of Spades:

Margaret Carlson: Is the President's Intellect Finally Engaged By the Catastrophe of Obamacare?

She begins with that Valerie Jarrett quote about Obama that I keep referencing, and then asks (rather sarcastically) if the "intellectually restless" Obama has finally found something that interests him.

Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him.

The first was made in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look back and see his nomination as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Couple this with the assessment of his closest aide, Valerie Jarrett, about his exceptionalism. “He knows exactly how smart he is,” she told Obama biographer David Remnick. “And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them.”

Obama “has never really been challenged intellectually,” she went on. “He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

Or what an ordinary president does, for that matter. A chief executive less bored than Obama would have stayed on top of his signature legislation.

Sometimes commenters get on me about why I'm not defending this or that Republican's dumb statement. Well, because I have an ego. I do not wish to think of myself as some reflexive Talking Points Robot who is ready, willing, and eager to engage in any spin, no matter how preposterous, to protect the all-important team.

Well, other people are like that too. And the Liberal Chattering Classes are facing a question now: "Will my reputation and sense of pride survive Obama's incompetence?"

And: "How absurd am I willing to make myself in order to cover up for this arrogant buffoon's incompetence?"

Some people may begin to peel off -- not because they're not in-the-tank partisan shills, mind you, but because they're in-the-tank partisan shills who still have some functioning sense of self-respect left in them.

They are beginning to realize that loving Obama means, in the end, hating yourself. You have to sacrifice everything for him -- your honesty, your integrity, your autonomy. Your reputation, your legacy, your pride.

His incompetence and deceit are at such a level that he will not permit you to support him and retain a shred of self-respect for yourself.

Devotion to Obama requires destruction of the self. Obama is a jealous Messiah, and will not permit you to love anything else -- even yourself.

That may be too much for some worshippers to bear. Some worshippers may only be willing to worship casually -- Cafeteria Cultists, if you will -- and will not be able to muster the full commitment to the Obama Cult that the more senior acolytes demand.

And such people will then become apostates.

And the other cultists will shun them, declaring: "Obama asked nothing of you, except for one thing: that you love him and nothing else, and that you obey his every command as if it were the Voice of God Himself commanding you."

Extraneus

Another beneficiary.

"Non-partisan" group gets $1.1 million grant to collect ObamaCare 'success stories'

James D.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Sue

Happy Thanksgiving.

marlene on Kindle

Happy Thanksgiving!

narciso79

Happy thanksgiving, all, yes that last link is from Families USA, who heads Enroll America, one of whose officials, was burned by O'Keefe the other day.

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