Powered by TypePad

« Fifteen Minutes, And More | Main | Only The Daughters »

June 18, 2014

Comments

DebinNC

Did BOzo actually use the word "advisors"? Whoa.

lyle

OT: Is there a bigger asshole in congress than Peter King?

Carry on.

anonamom

The most important question we should all be asking is what is in the national security interests of the USA.

Questions.

WSJ--
Any confidence in prime minister Malaki?

Not our job to chose their leaders. They have the right to determine their own destiny and chose their own leaders.
Deep divisions. Uh....uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh..uh..uh...uh...uh...uh...uh..uh...uh...uh...that has to be worked through uh..uh...uh..uh..uh...probably reflects...uh...uh...uh...uh...

those UHS are verbatim!!!

DOES HE NEED A SPEECH COACH!!!

anonamom

I'm just going to do the uhs.
uh...uh...uh...uh... blood and treasure.
uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...uh...strong allies we are commited to protecting.
UM! (that's new!)

uh...uhhh.. don't want a safe haven
uh...uh...uh...uh..

Gee, if they get a safe haven, we are all threatened. Whoda thunk?


uh..uh...uh...if more jihadists stay there, they could harm us.

What a frickin' genius.

Dave (in MA)

The story of a faux Injun who capitalized on fake-Injun status while in Boston, and moved to Washington.

(And eventually did jail time for being a fake Injun)

anonamom

Any regrets about not leaving a residual force?

That was not a decision made by me, it was made by the Iraqi government (true this).

uh...uh...uh..we can't have them called before a foreign court. uh...uh...uh...uhh.. despite that decision, we have continued..uh...uh...uh...

He is one UNeloquent human being.

anonamom

sometimes he says "ah" instead of of "uh"

AliceH

I'm not sure what anonamom put in her morning coffee today, but I WANT!

Porchlight

That was not a decision made by me, it was made by the Iraqi government (true this).

Sort of. IIRC Iraq said yes you can leave a residual force but they will be subject to Iraqi law. We said that was unacceptable (understandably) but did we try to negotiate a better position? Or were we looking for the quick and easy out?

daddy

Noticing the same thing Anonamom. He is incapable of saying more than 5 words in a row without inserting an annoying uhhh. Very very annoying.


And he is also incapable of holding his head up straight. His head is listing to the left by about 15 to 20 degrees off the vertical. He looks lawful and clueless. He is making George W bush look like Demosthenes.

narciso

ah, the infinite chimps turned in their draft,

anonamom

Good thing his mother has already passed---she'd be mortified if she had to listen to him stumble through this press conference.

When he can give a lecture, he's OK--he can speak in sentences.
But the majority of the time, he clearly is not in command of what it is he wants to do, or what his position is.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Porch-- I'd have to go back to 2010, but there were media reports from DOD sources (plus Obummer's buddy McCain) that the jurisdictional legalities of the SOFA were typical negotiation issues that would be resolved. Obummer pulled the plug on the SOFA deliberately for his own political purposes.

jimmyk

What's the word, schadenfreude?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-first-week-of-book-sales-versus-sarah-palins-is-not-even-close/article/2549929

Might have to right-click for this:

MarkO

Send in a small group of advisors!

Yes, President Kennedy.

narciso

Like I say, occasionally there is some information of note, from Carlos Slim;

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/06/19/saddams-baathist-henchmen-are-making-isiss-advance-possible/

Danube on iPad

"I didn't think you were that naive."

Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying Obama wouldn't suspend the 1st because the constitution forbids it. I'm saying that, in the absence of a constitutional process he can follow, he simply can't effect such a suspension.

Imagine that tomorrow morning he announces "effective immediately I am suspending the 1st Amendment. Every newspaper, magazine, blog, radio station and television network would continue operating as usual. He would have no means on enforcing his decree.

DebinNC

Did BOzo mention NATO/UN/or any other country partnering with the U.S. on Iraq? Or has his mendacious chickens come home to roost and we're on our own?

anonamom

we want to make sure we are vindicating the enormous sacrifice that was made by our troops...a bunch of uhs...at the same time they are a sovereign country...more uhs...uh...


All parties in Iraq are committed to the current constitution.
All leaders committed to solving it politically.
(I'm assuming he doesn't mean the ISIS people, the ones beheading people.)

a zillion more uhs

If I hear anything of significance, I promise I'll post.

anonamom

How do I "right click" on a Macbook?

DebinNC

TY, anonamom. I can't listen to him.

anonamom

This was the first time I ever have, and it is the last.

oh--he's done!

jimmyk

Don't know anonamom, but you can see the image at 1:55 if you click on the link. It's presented more in jest.

Danube on iPad

"did we try to negotiate a better position? Or were we looking for the quick and easy out?"

The latter. A rather routine SOF agreement could readily have been negotiated, but Obama was determined to be able to say he had withdrawn all our troops--that he had "ended the Iraq war."

And here we are.

Porchlight

Obummer pulled the plug on the SOFA deliberately for his own political purposes.

That's how I see it, NK. If we had wanted to stay, we could have negotiated it on our terms.

Thanks, anonamom - you did what I could not have stood to do. And very well too!

daddy

Missed most of the President's conference, but since he is saying he will not interfere militarily nor provide any substantial military help or assets, nor provide any leadership, nor encourage any particular leader over any other leader, nor encourage any faction over any other faction, I think he's pulling the equivalent of issuing a hashtag.

#NoLeadershipFromMe

JohnH

Speaking of classic cars, just after midnight on Tuesday an EF3 tornado touched down 1/2 mile from where I live. Took out a barn that had 6 classic cars stored it. LUN is a news story that shows the cars in an adjoining field. Sad. No injuries. Quite a few homes damaged. Lots of old trees down.

Porchlight

Thanks DoT.

Would be nice if an employee of a media outlet somewhere would point some of this stuff out sometime.

cathyf
How do I "right click" on a Macbook?
Hold down the control key while clicking.

On a trackpad that does gestures, using 2 fingers to click is another way to "right-click"

sbw

Right click on Mac --> Control and Click

cathyf

Yep, TK, that's the car. Did you also notice the purple wagon on the flatbed at the very end of the video? Somehow I remembered that as a Pinto station wagon (and quite hilarious) but apparently I misremember...

Jeff Dobbs

anonamom:
How do I "right click" on a Macbook?

First, put the Macbook on the floor.
Next, step onto the Macbook.
Now, touch your right middle finger to your right thumb.
Finally, with the pressure of your finger and thumb together, quickly pull your middle finger down toward your palm.

Wait. Wait?

Oh, I thought you said right snap on a Macbook.

NK(withnewsoftware)

DoT/Porch-- I'll try to find those media accounts tonight. I even recall the Iraqis chasing Obummer to do the deal after he pulled the SOF plug.

daddy

How do I "right click" on a Macbook?

1) Move the cursor overtop of the diagram or pic you want to right click

2) Take 2 fingers from your left hand and touch the pad

3) Once you do that, on the screen will appear some options, the top one which will say: Open Image In New Tab

4) Keeping your 2 left fingers still touching the pad, now use 1 finger from your right hand to click on Open Image In New Tab

5) In the header up top, you will now have opened up a new tab that contains the full picture or image, and just do the normal thing now and click on that tab header at the top and the page that pops up will be the full image you clicked on.

Danube on iPad

Bia Lucianne:

"Prosecutors allege Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker part of ‘criminal scheme’
Newly released documents show prosecutors are alleging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate with outside conservative groups. Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures,
including GOP strategist Karl Rove. (Washington Post)"

The criminalizaktion of politics proceeds.

daddy

including GOP strategist Karl Rove.

Frog March Karl Rove? It's Fitzmas all over again.

henry

John Doe doc dump. No idea what is in it, hopefully not target donor lists from the right to life or other groups.

jimmyk

And he is also incapable of holding his head up straight.

Daddy, I'm sure you know Tim Blair has been all over the "compassionate head tilt" for years:

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/tiltology

daddy

The criminalizaktion of politics proceeds.

Yes it does Danube:

Federal investigators
are probing the circumstances surrounding former state senator Phillip P. Puckett’s resignation last week, which gave Republicans control of the Virginia Senate
and resulted from a deal with Republican lawmakers involving a job for Puckett and a judgeship for his daughter

Jeff Dobbs

Oh my...

Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe “Hard Choices” To Ambassador Stevens

cathyf
2) Take 2 fingers from your left hand and touch the pad

3) Once you do that, on the screen will appear some options, the top one which will say: Open Image In New Tab

4) Keeping your 2 left fingers still touching the pad, now use 1 finger from your right hand to click on Open Image In New Tab

Or, if you have fairly minimal levels of manual dexterity, use two fingers, side-by-side, to click on the picture, clicking near the top of the trackpad. When the menu appears, draw both fingers down the trackpad until you are on the Open Image In New Tab menu option, and let your fingers up.

Note that this only works on newer macbooks with the trackpad where the entire trackpad is the button. Control-click works on every mac, including with keyboard and mouse.

Danube on iPad

Iggy, that mix of clients and services for CGI doesn't strike me as particularly unusual.Gallup, GE and McKinsey come to mind as having a broader range.

Ann

Axelrod is delighted. On twitter:

David Axelrod ‏@davidaxelrod 1m

Whoa. http://apne.ws/1iLy1eJ
***************************************
Ron Fournier is too:

Whoa RT @JoeTrippi: Prosecutors allege Walker at center of ‘criminal scheme’

The documents came out by order of a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, which is reviewing the lawsuit.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/federal-judge-unseals-hundreds-of-documents-in-john-doe-probe-b99295017z1-263839791.html

Jeff Dobbs


Hi Ann

MarkO

Lawyers for Wisconsin Club for Growth respond:

"These documents show how the John Doe prosecutors adopted a blatantly unconstitutional interpretation of Wisconsin law that they used to launch a secret criminal investigation targeting conservatives throughout Wisconsin. That legal theory has now been rejected by two courts," said Andrew Grossman of Baker Hostetler, the law firm representing Club for Growth. "Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and this is a story that needs to be told to prevent more abuses and to hold the John Doe prosecutors accountable for violating the rights of Wisconsinites."

centralcal

Happy World Martini Day everyone!

Ugh, Ann - a Chicago judge?

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

One thing we KNOW Sarah Palin did better than the feds....keep the Alaska Governor email records!

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Ed Driscoll and Max Boot talk about W negotiating an SOFA with the Iraqis under the same immunity conditions.

Jane

OT: Is there a bigger asshole in congress than Peter King?

None. He used to be okay by me, and now I hate his guts.

I take it Obama said nothing of import.

We are so screwed.

centralcal

PSA: I am starting to see symptoms Typepad may be experiencing problems again today. Slow load on refresh. That has happened in the past - before it just stopped loading at all.

Porchlight

The criminalizaktion of politics proceeds.

GOP politics, that is. And actual criminal behavior by Dems gets a pass time and again.

centralcal

None. He used to be okay by me, and now I hate his guts.

Count me in that camp, too Jane. When I see him on TV now, I hit mute.

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

Palin's emails were from 2006-2008. They were released to the public in 2011. So 5 yrs. old. http://www.washingtonpost.com/palinemails/
The WaPo even requested readers help in going through them!
Lerner's IRS emails from 2009 - 2011 are supposedly 'lost'.

Jane

Obama cannot pronounce "Massachusetts".

I'm not the least bit surprised.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Gallup, GE and McKinsey come to mind as having a broader range.--

If and when their work becomes instrumental in the advancement of agitprop on behalf of Barry I'll lend them the same jaundiced eye I do those whose work already has.
I am by no means a conspiratorial guy; just the opposite. But at some point an administration loses the benefit of the doubt. This one should have some time between Nov 2008 and Jan 2009.
It certainly did when it stonewalled the murder of US agents and hundreds of Mexicans due to F&F which itself was very much like the video in its obvious orchestration for propaganda purposes.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Btw the Engelbrecht woman's group is campaigning for McDaniel and against GOPe fave Cochran.

Ann

Hi, hit :)

LOL, Janet
Bret Baier reported last night that the other T.V. stations have not reported on the IRS.

************
I always know something bad is about to happen, when Axelrod is twitting and smiling.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Hey Ann, you're not getting flooded, are you?

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

The March for Marriage was good. I was there from 10:45 til 12:45 (I didn't march over to the Supreme Court). Lots of Hispanics.

"Cada Nino Se Merece Un Papa Y Una Mama"

I just love every person that comes out & makes a stand.

One good point was that supporting families is the ultimate "social program" that we already KNOW works!

Porchlight

Hi Ann. I hate Axelrod, but seeing you brightens my day.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Is 404 still saying "Massatootsis" like an effing retard?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Yay Janet

Joan

I just read that article on sultanknish blog about the millions spent on wind and solar power at VA cemeteries, plus Shinseki's oversight and compliance with president's wishes on green energy, and I think I might vomit.

Though, I might have been overloaded on nausea because I watched the press conference.

I keep thinking I'm quitting politics, my body can't stand the outrage, but, I must have a stupid gene cause I keep reading and hoping and reading and praying that the press, congress, someone, anyone will help wake up this nation.

GMax

Peter King is a big A hole than John McCain?

That is two peas from the same pod as far as I am concerned.

But King A hole is still the Democrat from Orlando. Name is escaping me at the moment.

Porchlight

Good for you, Janet!

I keep praying, too, Joan. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just a complete sucker.

MarkO

"effing retard?"

The newer version of the JOM stylebook permits full use of the F word when describing Obama.

As they said in Risky Business, if you can't say it, you can't do it.

Ann

Thanks, Porch.

Captain,

No rain! My daughter works at a garden store five miles away and they get drenched daily. Go figure.

Thanks, anonamom. You are very brave.

Porchlight

Terminology....I noticed that the administration and their lackeys seem use ISIL, and everyone else seems to use ISIS.

I guess the WH would like our attention not to be drawn to SYRIA. Wonder why.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Off to ChiTown, to visit my wife, catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and have breakfast with a certain JOM royal family figure.

Captain Hate

Yeah, Ann, it's been very spotty here as well. We got drenched yesterday but it'd been very dry before that. Stark county, meanwhile, is flooded big time.

daddy

On the plus side, with so e-mails and documents lost, we ought to be able to save millions when we finally build the Obama Presidential Library.

I'm thinking that the entirety of the Obama Administration's existing papers would be able to fit in the drink cooler in a 7-11.

Porchlight

Safe travels NK, and have fun!

We're heading up to MN in a week or so to visit the family...hear it's pretty rainy up there too. If the kids can't swim and play outside they are going to be super bummed.

Jack is Back! (But in Typhus Hell)

We have royalty at JOM? Getting like the Clintons and Bushes, eh?

narc,

Reading Stone's The Skorpion Directive and it takes place in Kerch, Ukraine but without Vlad only his sperm.

Ann

McCarthy wins! Fuck em (Thanks for the OK Mark)

lyle

Grayson, Gmax.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--I noticed that the administration and their lackeys seem use ISIL, and everyone else seems to use ISIS.--

Old insecure Narcissist trick, Porch;

Use any slightly more obscure terminology to sound more knowledgeable and expert than you are. The more inexpert you are the more you do it.
If you're lucky someone will point it out and you'll pounce to explain and demonstrate just how gigantic your brain really is.
Pathetic.
It's why people say Neek-ah-rah-gwah and Pok-ee-ston or, if you're a particularly loathsome, pretentious fraud, Jen-gus Khan, said through clenched, patrician teeth in your Herman Munster jaw.

Jeff Dobbs

"effing retard?"

The newer version of the JOM stylebook permits full use of the F word when describing Obama.

Obama is SOFA king we todd it.

Extraneus

Imagine that tomorrow morning he announces "effective immediately I am suspending the 1st Amendment. Every newspaper, magazine, blog, radio station and television network would continue operating as usual. He would have no means on enforcing his decree.

Wouldn't it go more like this?

"Today, after a joint Treasury/FBI investigation of suspicious financial transactions, the DoJ has shuttered JustOneMinute, Fox News and the Drudge Report pending further investigation."

"The White House put out this statement: 'What are ya gonna do about it?'"

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

this will be way too big -

Jack is Back! (But in Typhus Hell)

Ha! Sperm=Spawn!

daddy

Janet,

Is this the rally you went to this morning?


Republican Congressman Tells Men: Wives “Desperately” Need Their Husbands To Step Up

It now has this correction at the bottom of the Link which Insty is highlighting with this opener: THIS IS THE LAMEST CORRECTION EVER

CORRECTION
An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Huelskamp’s remarks. JUNE 19, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

In the comments Chaco tells us "The headline used to say "women are desperately looking for husbands". (That's the lamest correction ever, by the way.)"

Jeff Dobbs

.

Dave (in MA)

Massatootsits JOMniks,

Geoff Diehl reports that Tank the Gas Tax has collected enough signatures (again) and will be on the ballot in November.

AliceH

daddy@3:15

ROFL!

jimmyk

Wow, U Arkansas (a state university) bans Free Beacon from library archives after story on Hillary getting the child rapist off.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-donor-bans-free-beacon-from-university-of-arkansas-archives/

Old Lurker

NK tell our friend Hello from the Lurkers and his guest room awaits him on Nantucket.

lyle

McCarthy is the new House majority leader. Message from Top Men to base: drop dead.

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

Thanks, hit.
Yes, daddy...that was the rally.

I'd say about 3 of the speakers were excellent..& the others were just okay.
...but I don't want to pick apart anyone that showed up.
At least they showed up & took a stand.

A pretty good crowd too. As many as were at lots of the anti-war ANSWER marches back in 2003 that got so much press.
...and definitely more than the 6 Code Pinkers throwing shoes at a giant puppet of President Bush that got big pictures & section A coverage from the WaPo.

Jeff Dobbs

Janet:
The March for Marriage was good. I was there from 10:45 til 12:45 (I didn't march over to the Supreme Court). Lots of Hispanics.

Now that I've seen the pic, Janet, it has confirmed my suspicians.

Those are White-Hispanics.

cathyf

Did the bishop from San Francisco show up? The one that The Mafia Princess tried to silence?

Threadkiller

Every newspaper, magazine, blog, radio station and television network would continue operating as usual. He would have no means on enforcing his decree.

First we need to breakdown who on your list is a 1st Amendment warrior.

Some insight from Ann:

Bret Baier reported last night that the other T.V. stations have not reported on the IRS.

And I see JimmyK just posted a story of FreeBeacon at a state institution.

I guess it is a coincidence that major media outlets don't publish disfavored topics while others point out there may be a trashing of the Constitution.

IIRC there was a story not to long ago that management of the internet has gone international. If true, why would Barry worry about the Constitutionalists when switch flipping time occurs?

On of this Administrations first attempts on not-so-free speech was to try and ban Fox News from the press room. Other networks stepped in and put the kibosh on the notion, but as I remember it there was no real legal challenge against such action.

Shortly after that some fruitcakes tied their village people asses the the fence around The Whitehouse and demanded a repeal of DADT. Whitehouse jackbooted thug "policemen" pushed the reporters deep into Lafayette Park and denied them coverage of the event.

The Constitution does not contain Obama. It never has.

narciso

Yes. JiB, it varies a little with the opening in Vienna, the Chapman spy exchange happened shortly after the book was published, the Venetian Judgement, does have a stop in Santorini, I recall

anonamom

Jane, daddy didn't even listen to JEF, and he did a great summary.
See 2:05.

Remember the famous Boston Globe headline--Mush From the Wimp?

They can use it again tomorrow morning.

Threadkiller

...FreeBeacon being banned...

Threadkiller

On = one

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

Yeah, hit. White-Hispanics, White-Asians, White-Blacks, White-Whites, White-Filipinos,..

I think the first 'White' just means 'not a leftist'.

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

Did the bishop from San Francisco show up?

Yes, I'm 95% sure. I believe he was the first speaker & he was excellent. (I'm not positive cause I didn't know most of the speakers) One of the speakers from a Hispanic Pastors group was excellent too.

Threadkiller

Any White-Redskins?

anonamom

Porch, the mosquitos were FEROCIOUS two weeks ago in northern Michigan. Take DEET. I do have a recipe for clove stuff if you want to go natural.
Because of all the snow/frozen ground this winter. Awful--worst ever.

anonamom

Janet--thanks for going to the march.

I've ordered my Gadsden flags for the cottage and the pontoon.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Wilson/Plame