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April 03, 2014

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Jane

Fox is doing a special this weekend on Catherine Englebrecht who may have been the bravest person in the country in the last 5 years. She was investigated by the IRS, ATF and about 12 other agencies for starting "True the Vote".

narciso

they saw how Port Arthur and Dunblane steamrolled the Aussies and the Brits into giving up their guns, and they've thought since at least Columbine, they could do it here,

Eric in Boise

Serious question: I seem to remember an article a week or two ago talking about Bill Murray as a decent common sense kind of guy who supports America and the troops, etc. Anyone have info as to what he's really like? Am I confusing him with someone else?

I heard more than I want to know about Chevy Chase years ago. Retch.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I don't think even I would have followed drunken danny malloy to his car to make a point: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/student-suspended-after-questioning-governor-on-anti-gun-laws-video/

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce is having a major head explosion over the Mozilla situation.

narciso

The Horde linked it, last night, I'll look for it, what's in the water, over there NK

http://twitchy.com/2014/04/03/you-need-meds-staggering-lack-of-awareness-check-brad-woodhouse-is-a-self-parody/

Danube on iPad

Breyer's opinion is styled as a dissent.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-536_e1pf.pdf

narciso

You know Morrell's 'confession' makes me wonder the real reason why they have stayed away from focusing on the obvious suspects, were they until very recently CIA assets, we know they were contacts with the rebels,

narciso

this would suggest of course, that the station chief in Tripoli, wasn't aware of this fact,

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Any lefty suddenly appalled by or in the crosshairs of lefty intolerance is nothing more than the modern equivalent of the insufficiently Stalinist commies purged in the 30s show trials.
They turned a blind eye to the totalitarians amongst them and now they'll be allowed to denounce themselves before the guilty verdict.

narciso

Sullivan, in particular is ironic, in this regard,

maryrose

I happen to agree with Jane wrt Morrell's testimony being blocked out by the shooting at Ft.Hood.
According to the progs it is another Benghazi fail.
Morrrell strikes me as a creepy little ferret. His CYA act is so obvious and his protective armor for Hillary is all too transparent. Benghazi continues to be the thorn in her side. We must pursue it relentlessly or fail to honor those heroes who perished. This lousy woman did not provide proper security to them and Kerry now as SOS looks like the buffoon that he has always been.

narciso

Recall they wondered why object to the disclosure, at the time;


http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/03/how-did-people-find-out-that-mozillas-ceo-donated-to-support-prop-8/

daddy

Thought this interesting...Dem Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia says that ‘Members of Congress Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford to ‘Live Decently’

The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000.

Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.”

For interest I looked up Moran's personal wealth via Open Secrets .Org

In 2004 Moran's Personal Financial Disclosure Form showed:
Net Worth: between $1,577,328 to $14,580,993
Rank: 35th in House.

In 2007---Net Worth: between $1,930,170 to $23,375,995
Rank: 29th in House

But in 2012 (last year reported) ---Net Worth: between $1,001 to $15,000
Rank: 404th in House

I don't believe him. Anyone know how Moran supposedly went from being one of the wealthiest members of Congress to suddenly one of the poorest? If so, he's the last guy we should be pay any attention to concerning pay raises.

Perhaps it's so that he can qualify for an assist to pay for his ObamaCare.

Sue

Did he transfer all of his assets to a trust and move it offshore?

Danube on iPad

It's not as though anyone forced the son of a bitch to be a congressman.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Maybe he invested heavily in real estate, daddy.

In any event, we as Americans should be ashamed we don't pay our congressmen enough to make losing between $2 and $23 million a minor annoyance.

matt

As has been repeatedly documented, the CIA and everyone else knew that it was not a riot and was a planned attack within minutes of its initiation. People don't bring DshK's and RPG's to riots and this was a coordinated attack.

We knew on September 12, 2012 and 13th and the 20th and the first of October and when Obama addressed the UN and the administration continued the charade and now they are f'ing lying again.

What analyst in their right mind would come to the conclusion that an assault by at least 300 screaming terrorists was a riot? These are careers on the line and I cannot imagine any reason why they would not report the facts, especially as related by the frigging CIA station chief himself.

Occam's razor is leading me to believe that there is a much bigger lie behind this one now. Petraeus lied. they all lied. Why?

What the hell was so important in Benghazi or in Libya that we never sent in backup and then covered the whole mess up?

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

Moran lost his money machine...Murtha.

There was an article not long ago that said Moran was living with his son (can't remember which one).

Beasts of England

How did I miss the JOM Style Guide (JSG) thread? Hope there are no complaints about my ellipsis...

maryrose

matt:
Rand Paul asked Hillary about possible arms shipments to Syria via Benghazi and she was almost speechless and gave a nothingburger answer. They want to bury Benghazi big time. I also concur there is much more to be known. Why punish by job demotion the few brave souls willing to testify truthfully.

maryrose

Thank God Moran will soon be history.

narciso

It's ludicrous, considering some of the things McEwen and Miniter turned out, how there was a rally directed at Stevens, in the days before the attack,


We've seen examples in the past, when a station chief is loath to support a certain covert operation, the Diem coup is an obvious example, Harper's blocked the naming of a station chief for Baghdad, despite his credentials, in the CTC and North Africa, he did the work Mike Scheuer
claimed as his own,

narciso

And now the rest of the story;


http://babalublog.com/2014/04/03/wapo-calls-cuba-dumb-for-not-booting-usaid-after-discovering-twitterzunzuneo-scheme/

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Moran lost his money machine...Murtha.--

How would that deplete his net worth?

--There was an article not long ago that said Moran was living with his son (can't remember which one).--

The one that drew the short straw.

narciso

It's curious how that is the only example of a military contractor, the one that feted Murphy, that is never talked about,

Captain Hate

Does Moran admitting to being a financial retard make him more or less electable in Maryland South?

Porchlight

DoT at 6:07, they could be the same population, but I don't think so.

As I understand it, there are 4 groups counted in the 7.1 million:

1) Those who selected a plan on Healthcare.gov but did not check out
2) Those who selected a plan and did check out.
3) Those who selected a plan, checked out, and then contacted an insurance company directly to confirm enrollment (as HHS advised to do since the back end of the software was/is not yet built)
4) Those in group 3 who also paid their first premium and presumably subsequent premiums

As I read it, when an insurer speaks of its customers, it is referring to groups 3 and 4 only. It may have knowledge of group 2 as well despite the lack of direct contact and enrollment confirmation. But I can't see how it can have a customer relationship with someone who merely put a plan in his shopping cart and did not check out.

narciso

this is one of the outfits I'm talking about;

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3725997-74/murtha-defense-earmarks#axzz2xsDFqAHi

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

This should be interesting - Faith and Freedom in the Public Square

Dennis Prager & Eric Metaxas
Livestream tonight - 7pm Pacific

http://new.livestream.com/wju/events/2891309

Jim Miller

I hope you will excuse me for repeating my suggestion that you look at my afternoon post, but this is important.

Today the lead Seattle Times story showed that Snohomish County knew how dangerous the Oso area was, thanks to a study in 2000, that the county considered buying up the houses in the area in 2004 (for about 1.1 million), that the county rejected that, that the county apparently did not warn the people there, and that the county even continued to issue building permits for the lots in the threatened area.

I link to that and tell you which elected official is most responsible, and which party he belongs to.

This deserves national attention. (I'd send it to the Instapundit, but he has ignored my emails for years now.)

Jim Eagle

Go back in the JOM archives and you will find a number of us speculating on 1) the Turkish consul's meeting with Stevens in Benghazi and not in Tripoli, 2) the CIA search team and the 40K MANPADS known to have existed in Libya under the colonel, 3) the underground railroad of arms inlcuding MANPADS to the Syrians via Turkey and 4) having a politicalized CIA wtih Obama/Dem loyalists available to cook the books and make the Prez and Hillary look like victims right before an election.

Matt, its always the coverup. That is what they are protecting. IOW, they continue to lie about the lie they told to protect the original lie.

Clarice Feldman

CH--Moran is Virginia, not Md.

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

How would that deplete his net worth?

I don't know, Ignatz.
I just know that Murtha & Moran were in cahoots with military stuff & cronyism.
For such a hero of the anti-war crowd, Moran sure liked military projects.

IF you've ever seen Moran up close, you would guess he drank up all his money.

Captain Hate

Clarice, after electing McAwful, as well as other screwups, I've taken to calling Virginia "Maryland South".

Moran was that doofus that assaulted the guys who were questioning him on video, right? Zero percent chance he doesn't have a major alc problem.

narciso

'Surprise, surprise' Jim Miller, you also caught Bittman's Krugmanesque column,

mad jack

I took that as CH insulting VA. Not that he would ever do something like that.

Captain Hate

I feel embarrassed every time I use my Bittman cookbook. Signed copy, too...

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

Maybe it was all his wife's money - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/divorce-takes-huge-toll-on-morans-finances/2011/06/15/AGn4yFWH_blog.html

Captain Hate

Geez, somebody couldn't stand being around Moran? That calls for my surprised face.

Captain Hate

In fairness, mad jack, I didn't take the Hoos loss in the NCAA tourney nearly as gleefully as most of my fellow Terps.

mad jack

A softer, kinder CH? Say it ain't so.

mad jack

I will admit that Hoos team was a hard one to hate.

Danube on iPad

"But I can't see how it can have a customer relationship with someone who merely put a plan in his shopping cart and did not check out."

My understanding is that it doesn't, and that the 85% they are talking about is those with whom they do have such a relationship, i.e., those who have paid and checked out.

Bori

For those looking for an alternative to Firefox who don't want Chrome, Opera is a good alternative. It is based on the Chromium open source software that Google with their own interface and no need for a Google account.

If using Windows 8 and you don't mind not having the same add-ons give Internet Explorer 11 a try. Not recommended if you are using anything prior to Windows 7.

If you really want to step out of the box try Maxthon, which is what I have been testing.

daddy

Jim Miller,

Always glad to read your posts so please keep highlighting them for us.

So the guy who overrode the Snohomish move to buy the landslide property and notify the endangered homeowners was a Democrat, who was forced to resign from office due to a Sex scandal.

Ho hum, how unoriginal and passe'. At least Leonard Yee is being forced to resign over running guns to Islamic militants.

narciso

Shirley she can't be serious;


http://therightscoop.com/ugh-ann-coulter-wants-romney-again-in-2016-says-ted-cruz-a-disaster-on-immigration/

the Rand study suggests this is not so,

Porchlight

Jim Miller at 8:41, you are right, it does deserve national attention.

daddy

A year ago, Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) was a wealthy — and married — man. But now he and his third wife, businesswoman LuAnn Bennett, are in the midst of a divorce,

He may be a shi##y Congressman but he sounds like he'd make an average Airline pilot:)

FWIW, I'm on dash 1 and it's gonna' stay that way.

Centralcal on iPad

Or Janet, he is hiding money from his ex-wife?

daddy

he is hiding money from his ex-wife? BINGO!

narciso

that's possible, there was a Top Hombre down here, who was hiding income from his wife and the IRS, because it was money he was using to
pay off a mistress, unfortunately his benefactor was nabbed by the Feds, and he's squealing like a stuck pig, he's a Republican btw,

Bori

CC,

Shirley, you don't think that a Dintinguished Congressman would hide assets during a divorce?

Jim Miller

And one more point about Snohomish County, which won't surprise any of you: The officials there are refusing to comment on this story.

DrJ

Another browser that may be worth considering is Midori. I've not used it, but a lot of people whose opinions I respect like it a lot. Supposedly it is very light on resources and is very fast, though a bit minimalistic. It is available on most platorms, including some of the obscure ones that I use.

A bonus is that as its default search engine it uses DuckDuckGo, which protects your privacy when searching (unlike Google). The search results are pretty good, though Google is better for the rough cases.

Daddy has found this one useful when Google searches have been block when he has been in China.

Of course you can set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine in any browser.

daddy

In this industry there are tons of guys married multiple times, many because of the available Stewardi, and because of the layovers all over the world in fancy hotels offering the constant opportunity to stray.

I know one guy who's had 6, multiples who'v had 3, and don't get me started on the South American bigamy situation, but my favorite so far is a semi-pal, currently looking for number 4, who's number 2 was a Divorce Lawyer. Ha!

To the dogs.

Jane on Ipad

Jim,

I'll post it on Facebook when I get to another computer, or maybe Janet will see it and post it first. Nice job!

Jim Eagle

Perhaps Donald and Stephanie and other Peach Staters can chime in on this:

Georgia Senate Candidate Slights Opponent for Lack of College Degree

Watch this primary to see how that kind of attack could effect Walker later on. Plus the guy is a Duke and Duke candidate. It begins. The Esttablishment versus the Tea Party or the off reservation candidates.

narciso

Really the second round of Nathan Deal, why do the Dems not hold that against Begich, more importantly why don't the Republicans,

matt

The WSJ reported this AM that Yanukovich now opposes the Soviet annexation of Crimea. They must have downgraded his hotel.

Captain Hate

My understanding is that it doesn't, and that the 85% they are talking about is those with whom they do have such a relationship, i.e., those who have paid and checked out.

Why are you accepting figures as legit from people who have lied about the plan every step of the way?

narciso

Shockingly, the Times got this story wrong;

http://saradzhyan.livejournal.com/34035.html

Jim Miller

Jane - Thanks. (If you any of you are interested in Reardon and his successor, John Lovick, you find some background on both in this story.)

narciso - Well, the Bittman column was just so darn funny that I couldn't resist.

(But I still like his cookbook. It's a good choice, I think, for people like me who want good results, without a lot of effort. Or, in my case, skill.)

narciso

Well it was unintentionally humorous I admit,
so could Reardon be liable for this inaction?

Danube on iPad

"Why are you accepting figures as legit from people who have lied about the plan every step of the way?"

I'm not. I'm simply talking about what those figures, if they are accurate, mean. The ones sbout the percentage who have paid premiums do not come from the administration anyway.

Eric in Boise

Daddy, now I know from whence the term "layover" came. Thanks for that.

Jim Miller

daddy - The Reardon sex scandal was so ordinary that he almost survived, politically. In fact, I suspect he is hoping for a comeback, and may get one.

Jim Miller

narciso - Not being a lawyer, I don't know about the possibilities of legal actions.

It does seem to me that -- and the lawyers here should correct me if I am completely wrong -- that a private company that had made the same choice to do nothing might be in serious legal trouble.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I read it the first time Jim. Sickening.
Wonder if Michael Moore will call for the death penalty for that guy.

narciso

Boy this just gets better and better;

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20140403200705

narciso

He really is our Zaphod:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/bummer-obama-asked-networks-for-primetime-slot-to-spike-football-on-phony-7-1-o-care-number-was-rejected/

Beasts of England
...he is hiding money from his ex-wife?

I didn't know that was an option.

narciso

Well not legally, hence the example from down here I cited, in my alternative fishwrap, the Squire of Miami, Luther Campbell, gets the whole story of U Alabama's sororities wrong, I know you're shocked,

Captain Hate

Wow, even Buzzfeed is reporting on the misadventures of Zippy the Pinhead. Shocking that NBC didn't grant him the time; I'm sure that went against the wishes of 18 credits.

Clarice Feldman

I shoulda known , CH.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

If you're still around Jim, what was the rationale for Snohomish county not only not buying up those homes but approving new permits where they were just considering buying the old houses because they might get buried?

I can see lack of money for not buying them, but the paltry sum from the permitting process seems inadequate to justify ignoring the threat by putting new ones there.
Plain old complacency? Graft?

narciso

Well consider it from their perspective, they have talked about 50 million uninsured, even if you take the administration's word for it,
they've only insured 1/5, not really a motive
to pop the champagne,

Beasts of England

Yeah, he got it wrong, narciso. And he's only about six months behind the story. But, hey - racism!

Jim Miller

Ignatz - The article doesn't say.

If I had to guess -- and it is only a guess -- I would say that the county probably had different departments that weren't talking to each other.

Of course, the county executive is supposed to make those departments work together, supposed to make sure they share information.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Thanks, Jim. I forget how good your blog is til I go back and start reading.
This was very useful;

Seven million cubic yards is enough to cover 547 football fields, including end zones, six feet deep.

That's about twice as much volume as the concrete used to build Hoover Dam.


Gives a better idea of its size than even the pictures for some reason.

narciso

Dialing to eleven was bad enough, but 12;

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/dem-senate-candidate-campaign-finance-ruling-worst-decision-since-dred-scott/

Danube on iPad

"...the misadventures of Zippy the Pinhead"

No doubt fascinating to those who know who Z the P is. To others, not so much.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz
GLAAD provided the following statement from President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis on the news via email:

Mozilla’s strong statement in favor of equality today reflects where corporate America is: inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all......


.......four legs.

Captain Hate

Pelosi Galore said (paraphrasing) "we can't do anything against it so we must organize against it". So it isn't bringing out their more lucid reactions.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

DoT,
I believe that was CH's reference to Barry not being given prime time for his 7 million sign ups ball spiking.

Frau Ordnung muss sein

Beasts, Meet the ellipsis, feel the ellipsis, and be the ellipsis; that ellipsis does not make you look fat.

anonamom needs *only* to know that the biggest JOM sin is an OT comment. That and DOOM is always in caps, unless it is Gus who uses "doom" for emphasis.

Oh, and on even numbered days, the east coasters clean out TM's virtual basement and the west coasters do so on uneven days. Flyover states step in only in the event of huge Dem defeats at election time which hit and run will announce in plenty of time because the basement will look like hay-ull.

daddy

Miss Marple,

Just wanted to say that your Honeymoon rat kicking story was as good as it gets, just wonderful. I imagine you still get the willy's 'bout it now and then:)

Beasts of England

lol, Frau...

Janet

The Prager/Metaxas discussion was good.
I couldn't get the link to work at first so I came in a bit late.

2 strong points were:
*speaking up while we still can - Metaxas raised Bonhoeffer & Germany & how the ability to speak out against evil became harder & harder & harder. Polite silence is a LOSER strategy.

and
*this is AMERICA...we can think & say whatever we want. We all should really be outraged at any attempt to silence the exchange of ideas.
Speak up. Take action. Begin NOW.

narciso

You notice an eventual pattern, they gave George Lopez a show, for 'reasons passing understanding' then it's the network that still employs Charlie 'Tiger Blood' Sheen,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/sarah-palin-on-david-lettermans-retirement-thats-cool-out-with-old-in-with-the-new-video/

Janet

Dennis Prager just put on FB -

"When you speak out, you encourage others to speak out." ~ Eric Metaxas

Very true. Just in my own little world I've gotten a lot of "I agree" emails when I've pushed back against liberal nonsense on our neighborhood listserv.

While we all politely follow the "no politics or religion" rule....the left is screaming their ideology from the rooftops.

Beasts of England

Good points, Janet. Rules are for the right, and to be held against us at all times by the left - while they studiously ignore them. Heads we lose, tails they win.

MarkO

Eric,

I know a bit about Bill Murray. He's a decent guy.

Janet

from FB -

!00% power from wind and solar possible with a few lifestyle changes!

Danube on iPad

My sister-in-law was a monitor, or marshal or whatever, at one of the Pro-Ams at Pebble Beach and was assigned to Bill Murray. At one point he picked her up and carried her around. She thought he was wonderful.

She likened him to Wiznat the Kranuten, and we all said "but of course!"

Beasts of England

Some interesting results from an auction of superb vintage guitars by Guernsey's the last two days: with the exception of one guitar, every single instrument that sold (some had no bids) was at a price far below the auction estimates. To wit:

A 1932 Martin OM-18 with a pre-sale estimate of $80,000 to $100,000, sold for $12,000.

A 1934 Gibson L-5 with an estimate of $190,000 to $210,000, sold for $10,000.

The so-called Holy Grail of the auction, a Martin OM-45 Deluxe with an estimate of $1.9M t0 $2.0M, sold for $300,000 - and it was purchased by the C. F. Martin Company itself.

Even a gold standard such as a 1934 D'Angelico Excel (previously owned by Eric Clapton) with an estimate of $450,000 to $475,000, only realized $35,000.

In my somewhat expert opinion, the pre-sale estimates were ludicrous. Off by factors of five to ten, was my pre-auction assessment and that seems to have held up. The no bids were rather bizarre, as the entire lot was no reserve. Huh.

Beasts of England

I've heard severely mixed reviews of Bill Murray, DoT. Glad your sister had an encounter of the positive nature. And marshaling a tournament at Pebble is a pretty good gig.

daddy


If it's Midnight, it must be time for JOM Rock Guitar Class!

Was Gus playing a gig tonight?

jimmyk

According to the NYT, CBS is considering Colbert as a possible successor to Letterman. I would sooner pluck out my eyes than watch him for five minutes. This from the network that let Sharyl Attkisson walk. They are also considering Neil Patrick Harris, for some unfathomable reason. Sell your CBS stock immediately.

To be fair, they are also considering Craig Ferguson, who is pretty good. Which means they won't choose him.

Danube on iPad

The salien thing about Colbert is that he isn't funy.

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