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July 24, 2014

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Captain Hate

We all grew up reading Anne Frank. I thought we were to "never forget."

Blame the schools. They've substituted lying crap like Rigoberta Menchu and substituted hazy concepts of right and wrong for clear cut ones.

Miss Marple

Too true, Captain Hate. I was shocked to find out what is NOT covered in my grandson's lit classes, as well as what is.

I used to go to the elementary school book fair with my grandchildren every year. Scholastic is big on featuring books on Obama, environmental sob stories, and fiction which is questionable in that it promotes vulgarity and ignorance.

I would always steer the grandkids to books that I knew were acceptable, usually hidden in a back corner.

High school students of today have a world view shaped by this indoctrination. I spend a lot of time explaining history that my grandkids (all A students) have never been taught.

narciso

You note how they didn't post any links of motions by his attorneys, but we saw with the Zimmerman case, how the facts are besides the point, I do recall how there was a preexisting DHS document, that was part of his case,

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

Hatred for the Jews really confounds me, and I'm constantly asking people how it came about

It's satanic. Almighty God called out Abram to be the "founding father" of HIS chosen people. Genesis 12:1-3, 4
12 Now the Lord said to Abram,

“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

4 So Abram went forth as the Lord had spoken to him ..."

The Bible - God's Word - came through the Jews...and the Messiah (Christ in Greek) - the Savior of the world - would come through the Jews.

Truth vs lies.
Good vs evil.


Ignatz

I have to disagree anonamom. Halbig matters tremendously and I don't think it's clear just how it will play out.
Just to emphasize what a lying sack of _____ Gruber is, here is a tidbit of his remarks from Chrissy's show from three days ago;

Chris, it is unambiguous this
is a typo. Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this
law has said that it`s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the
federal states. And why would they?

If MIT had any principles a very public lie on a very public issue like that would be a firing offense.

Captain Hate

I used to go to the elementary school book fair with my grandchildren every year. Scholastic is big on featuring books on Obama, environmental sob stories, and fiction which is questionable in that it promotes vulgarity and ignorance.

Ugh. I can remember when they used to be good and stimulating. I suspect I could say that about a lot of things.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ignatz-- and we paid this sack of shite $400K for these lies. Will the en banc DC Circuit go along with this charade. Probably. But Roberts' SCOTUS now has a clear reason to do what's right. Implement the words that Gruber wrote and intended. This is an issue for the states to decide for themselves.

Miss Marple

Regarding Gruber, it's almost like they think the citizens don't have any way to check up on what they said.

They are using strategies crafted before the internet and phone-cameras were invented.

Seems like we should make better use of this failing on their part.

daddy

On the "Hate The Jews" topic, WaPo has a story up now about a CNN Reportette who just got pulled from the Mid East and sent to the Moscow CNN Desk because last week she twittered that Israeli's were "Scum".

The latest casualty: CNN correspondent Diana Magnay, who last week stirred criticism for a tweet about a group of Israelis who were cheering a missile attack on Gaza. Magnay said in her tweet that members of the group had threatened her. “Scum,” she concluded. Amid an outraged reaction, the network apologized, saying Magnay was referring only to the group’s alleged harassment of her, not to its support of the military action. She was quickly reassigned to Moscow.

If you read the WaPo story you find out that the enemy isn't what she said, it is instead Twitter that is to blame, because Twitter (and Social Media) is too easy to use to express one's thoughts: CNN’s Diana Magnay is latest reminder that Twitter can be a journalist’s worst enemy

GMax

Now the National Journal weighs in, and I never have heard of that publication being a rightwing enclave:


I've argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president's consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power.

But this week, The New York Times' Nate Cohn argued that the threat of a Republican wave is subsiding, thanks to red-state Senate Democrats remaining resilient and the declining risk of blue-state seats—such as those in Oregon and Virginia—flipping in a landslide. This, despite the various political forecasters and Senate models (including the NYT's own Upshot) showing the likelihood of a Republican takeover increasing over time, with more states emerging in play.

What gives?


To be fair, a lot of the disagreement stems from semantics—the definition of the word "wave." Cohn argues that if Republicans merely sweep red-state Democratic seats and perhaps pick off a stray swing seat, it's not a wave election—even if Republicans net seven seats on their way to the majority. To accomplish that feat, Republicans would need to oust four sitting Democratic senators. Over the last decade, Republicans have defeated only three sitting senators (Tom Daschle in South Dakota, Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, and Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas). Surely, a red-state sweep would signify the conclusion of a political shake-up in the South, where voters are so disgusted with the national Democratic Party that they're willing to throw out senators who had previously relied on split-ticket voters to win. If a Republican takeover by picking up seven Senate seats isn't a wave, it's awfully close.


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

This story is something considering all the illegals that are being bussed & flown to YOUR cities & schools.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/23/senate-undergoes-emergency-cleaning-after-woman-drags-in-bedbugs/

"A female in line–one of the placeholders–had bedbugs. Sources tell The Mirror she was physically removed from the scene after one of her fellow line sitters noticed bugs crawling all over her. Apparently the bugs were also found in a women’s restroom."

WHAT!! Don't they have any compassion???

NK(withnewsoftware)

7 Repub Senate seats is unsat for me. Gives way to much leverage to idiots like Murkowski and 'My Friends'. 54 repub senate seats would make me much happier.

Ignatz

One question for our attorneys.
If Gruber participated in drafting Barrycare and the defendants [Barry] had knowledge of and/or possession of documents or tapes admitting or expressing Gruber's [and others] position on the ACA they surely would have had to disclose it in discovery, correct?
This Mother Jones article from January 2013, just a few months after the OK AG first filed suit alleging subsidies didn't cover fed exchanges quotes Gruber thusly;

"It's nutty. It's stupid," he says. And beyond that, "it's essentially unprecedented in our democracy. This was law democratically enacted, challenged in the Supreme Court, and passed the test, and now [Republicans] are trying again. They're desperate."

That quote is calling "nutty, etc" the very position he himself was describing in 2012 before the OK suit.
The article also describes this fraud
"Jonathan Gruber, who helped write former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health care law as well as the Affordable Care Act"

He apparently did participate in writing it so not only should he be fired but charged with obstruction of justice [I know, I know],
Unless someone can prove he was quoted out of context on that video, which seems pretty tough to do.

Captain Hate

If you read the WaPo story you find out that the enemy isn't what she said, it is instead Twitter that is to blame, because Twitter (and Social Media) is too easy to use to express one's thoughts: CNN’s Diana Magnay is latest reminder that Twitter can be a journalist’s worst enemy

Because Twitter reveals what the person is really thinking behind the misleading pretense of objectivity. It also shows what sort of thoughts led to him or her being hired and put in a high exposure position.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ignatz-- Gruber's 2012 and current rantings are probably not part of the case 'Record' of the Halwig and other Exchange Subsidy cases. Meaning, that documentation was not atached to Affidavits in the Summary Judgmant motions, and made subject to rebuttal. But appellate courts can take 'judicial notice' of facts established in the 'public record' like a You Tube video. Gruber's 2012 bragging demolishes the Obamaniacs 'typo' and 'absurd result'arguments. So the only argument the Obamaniacs have is that the black and white words are 'ambiguous' (Orwell would be so proud) and the SCOTUS must resolve that ambuity by looking at the totality of the ACA 'intent'. Well Gruber explains what the intent was, coerce the States to adopt Exchanges. I assume Roberts will be anxious to stick it to the liars.

James D.

daddy @ 8:59 & CH @ 9:08

I find it...not surprising at all that the WaPo feels the pain of these poor beleaguered journalists who are facing repercussions for their loathsome public statements.

I don't recall the WaPo or NYT or anybody else in the MSM feeling bad when a conservative (or even just a non-liberal private citizen who expresses badthink) gets shredded over a tweet or a comment caught on a hot mic, or a comment deliberately recorded without the subject's consent, or a comment deliberately edited to twist its meaning, or a comment the subject didn't even make at all but which "sounded like something she would have said."

In fact, the WaPo and NYT and the rest of the MSM pile on in those situations.

It's almost as if there's a double standard or something...

daddy

On the local front, another Grizzly mauls a dog walker in the woods, so he shoots the bear dead.

In the comment thread, Eco-commenters are upset that he had his dogs off the leash in Alaska woods, but they suffer pushback.

jimmyk on iPad

"What blows my mind is that liberals are openly touting their support for Hamas."

I've noticed that news reporting on the war is all about deaths, it's very hard to find anything about the progress of the war. Is Israel accomplishing its objectives? I suspect yes, but not based on anything reported in the newspapers.

Captain Hate

I've noticed that news reporting on the war is all about deaths, it's very hard to find anything about the progress of the war. Is Israel accomplishing its objectives? I suspect yes, but not based on anything reported in the newspapers.

Maybe somebody should point out how small the Gaza deaths are compared to the muslim toll in Syria.

jimmyk on iPad

"Because Twitter reveals what the person is really thinking behind the misleading pretense of objectivity."

In Twittero Veritas.

anonamom

Ig, I don't mean it doesn't matter--it all matters, and that decision pleased me greatly.

I meant that as far as it quickly changing course of the effects of the ACA, this fall's election could do that (theoretically/hopefully) more quickly than this working its way through the courts. And the poll showing how few people see the ACA as a good to anyone they know--that gives me great hope re:elections.

But yes, it's far more than just "another arrow in the quiver."

Captain Hate

Netanyahu told parliament that the IDF has uncovered plans that said that the tunnels that the IDF is searching out were to be used to carry out a mass attack on Israel on Rosh Hashanah.

Religion of Pieces.

jimmyk on iPad

True, Cap'n, but the goal is to play on readers' emotions rather than even hint that this is a morally justified war with valid objectives. It's treating the readers like blubbering idiots who only care about 'human interest' stories.

narciso

You have unwarranted confidence in the Roberts
Court, when you completely screw up one decision so badly, your judgement is rightly questioned. they give us Hobby Lobby, but they allow the Vercotti treatment, re the EPA,

daddy

I don't recall the WaPo or NYT or anybody else in the MSM feeling bad when a conservative (or even just a non-liberal private citizen who expresses badthink) gets shredded over a tweet or a comment caught on a hot mic,

I'm with you James D. There may be an example out there of Media compassion to a Conservative but off the top I can't think of one.

But I don't want to completely damn WaPo personnel as useless. Once they croak, according to this story up at Drudge, they may do the decent thing and become food for rats while lying dead in a DC Morgue.

WASHINGTON -
It is an odd and very disturbing story. A hospital contractor in Northeast D.C. was attacked by rats on the job and she says they are the same rats that are eating bodies in the morgue...

Kennard feels the rats at Providence are booming because coolers in the morgue frequently break down causing bodies to warm. And she says the morgue is right next to the hospital trash compactor.

Marlene

A big offender in filling the brains(?) of LiVs is the local news. Bangor is a very small market,so the local stations are training grounds for breathless young reporters trying to make it to the big time. If there is a protest about anything,the usual old hippies and young stoners show up,usually in front the federal building and the cameras are there. Hubby looks down at the federal building from his office,so has a good view of the protest du jour. He will laugh and say,big protest today,three people showed up. Sure enough,the protest will be all over the local news.

daddy

Netanyahu told parliament that the IDF has uncovered plans that said that the tunnels that the IDF is searching out were to be used to carry out a mass attack on Israel on Rosh Hashanah.

I recall a few nights back posting Wolf Blitzer's question to some Official, if he thought Israel was justified in trying to destroy the tunnels that Hamas was using to enter Israel to cause death and destruction? It's hard to be stunned by CNN, but that question did the trick.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Time will tell.

Captain Hate

I saw that dumbass Blitzer asking those dense questions and thought he looked even more ignorant than when he made a fool out of himself on Jeopardy.

clarice

One third of Americans think President Barack Obama should be impeached, a new poll says.
According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached and removed from office.
Lucianne

Beasts of England

Good point, Marlene. I may watch three local news segments a year and was flipping channels the other night and noticed a 'local news story' about the Middle East and the story was about a man whose son had been bombed by Israel. Unreal.

What the heck is that doing on local news? And why is it taking a stance against Israel? It was a really pathetic and biased story. Sickening.

Ignatz

My guess, NK, is Gruber will claim he only meant that if the Feds were late in setting up their exchange and the state hadn't set up its own then the taxpayers of that state wouldn't be eligible for a tax credit.
Why he would think that in January 2012 of course is a mystery, but he does mention how the feds were slow in bringing their exchange forward partly to pressure the states.
But of course that pressure would only work if they truly had no intention of setting up a fed exchange.

jimmyk

Blitzer often seems deer-in-the-headlights clueless, but I suspect there's a method to his madness. On the other hand, he asked a reasonable question of Bloomberg, and The Nanny went nuts over it.

Wolf: Are there political reasons for [the State Department's travel advisory or the FAA decision to restrict travel to Israel]?

Nanny: That's an outrage, why would you think that?... By asking the question you're suggesting that one of our agencies does things for political reasons!...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no0UERV5R8A

Ignatz

--I've noticed that news reporting on the war is all about deaths...--

Imagine if they'd reported WWII that way.
"Yesterday on the Western front, allied forces inflicted 13,000 casualties on the enemy.
Allied losses only amounted to 2200.
Clearly Gen Eisenhower and allied command has lost the moral high ground with these disproportionate numbers and sympathy for the plight of the beleaguered Nazis, surviving in squalid conditions has never been higher. When is enough enough? They only wanted a homeland for themselves and their children from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to utterly annihilate the Jews of the world."

Ignatz

--By asking the question you're suggesting that one of our agencies does things for political reasons!--

Wolf, you ignorant slut! Why Lois Lerner assured me just last week that never happens.

narciso

He's shocked gambling is going on here, the administration slow walked the Ukrainian request for missile jamming equipment, flexibility I guess, and now nearly 300 are dead.

clarice

More on that liar, Gruber:http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383717/obamacares-architect-agreed-only-state-exchanges-could-offer-subsidies-veronique-de

clarice

Brilliant, Iggy.

Captain Hate

Levin was all over the sports opinion people making fools out of themselves because Tony Dungy gave an honest answer to a question.

narciso

Is Michael Sams any good, that's what matters,

Captain Hate

I think he'll be revealed as mediocre to terrible, narc; and then the Rams will be stuck just as Tony predicted. If they cut him King Roger won't want it looking homophobic. Hey, if it takes the Redskins manufactured controversy off the headlines, I can live with that very happily.

GMax

Gruber seems quite willing to say different things to different folks at different times. Where I come from they simply call that: lying. Hired by a lying imcompetent to lying for their holy grail.

When they make me king, I am going to purge us of lefty liars. I think that is nearly all lefties, btw.

Jane

The democrats have tied funding of the "iron dome" in Israel to a blank check on immigration.

Threadkiller

There is one thing they didn't lie about.

Beasts of England

Lupica, not surprisingly, joined the chorus saying that Dungy owed an apology to Sams for stating his reasonable opinion about the situation. Of course, no dissent is allowed with the tolerance crowd...

narciso

well its neither both floor wax and dessert topping, or the full Evelyn Mulroy, signing him up was one of Mitten's example of choosing poorly,

the rebel leader, in the Donbass, is asking Volodya to pull a Charlie Gibson, or as they say in Mission Impossible 'to dissavow'

Cecil Turner

In the comment thread, Eco-commenters are upset that he had his dogs off the leash in Alaska woods, but they suffer pushback.

I like the way the dogs ran by with the bear in hot pursuit (I have it on good authority they barked something like: "we don't really have to run faster than the bear . . .")

Might be time to get some braver/dumber dogs.

James D.

CH, some of the idiots at ESPN (and in the NY Daily News) are whining about the Giants hiring David Tyree for the front office, because he talked three years ago about his opposition to gay marriage, etc.

It's insane.

narciso

An explanation of the latter;

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/25/putin-s-number-one-gunman-in-ukraine-warns-him-of-possible-defeat.html

narciso

There are few places where the hive mind is more blatantly on display then the Daily News,

what exactly is their audience, people who think Carlos Slim's is too subtle,

Cecil Turner

Gruber sure puts the ol' foot in the "just a typo" defense. Wonder how long it'll take him to go from a "key health care adviser" to a pariah?

Clarice, thanks for the link. I didn't realize de Rugy had a daily column over at the Corner. Guess I'll have to read it more often.

Miss Marple

narciso,

Mitt seems incapable of spotting foxes within the henhouse. See 2012 campaign advisors for other examples, or the designers of the data program that crashed.

This is a major failure in a candidate.

Miss Marple

Of course, I have no room to talk.

Ignatz

Forbes column by Michael Cannon from March in which he destroys the idea the fed exchanges were supposed to get subsidies by pointing out in his response to a Pelosi, Reid, Baucus amicus brief in Halbig;

We are told that “amici can attest” that using Exchange subsidies to induce states to act “was never the purpose of the tax-credit provision.” The senator-amici have a dim recollection of their legislative records. Harkin sponsored the bill approved by the HELP Committee, which amici admit withheld premium credits in states that didn’t establish Exchanges or implement the bill’s employer mandate. Baucus, whether he is aware of it or not, has a history of sponsoring bills that offer health-insurance tax credits only in states that enacted specified health insurance regulations. He and other senators sponsored such bills in the debate leading up to the PPACA. Baucus introduced the PPACA’s tax-credit eligibility rules in the Finance Committee, which approved them as part of its health care bill. Reid then retained and strengthened the Finance language conditioning tax credits on states establishing Exchanges while merging the HELP and Finance bills into the PPACA.

Neo

What's important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don't set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits -- but your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill. So you're essentially saying [to] your citizens you're going to pay all the taxes to help all the other states in the country. I hope that that's a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together and realize there are billions of dollars at stake here in setting up these exchanges. But, you know, once again the politics can get ugly around this.

It's a feature not a bug

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ignatz-- throw in the fact that the IRS's staff 1st draft of the Regs gave tax credits ONLY to State Exchange taxpayers. In summer 2011, EVERYONE in DC understood that ONLY State Exchanges hot tax credits for subsidies. Then the Repub State legislatures refused to sign on, and the politics were turned upside down, so the Obamaniacs changed the law through IRS Regs.

Captain Hate

Of course, I have no room to talk.

But you're not a candidate imploring people to vote for you because of some super insight into being able to see through things. In fact your statement of fallibility and humility makes you a far better person than most of those lying mutts.

Threadkiller
Guatemalan president: Central America needs at least $2 billion ‘to attack the root of the problem’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/25/guatemalan-president-central-america-needs-at-least-2-billion-to-attack-the-root-of-the-problem/

I don't know about you guys but I identity the human trafficking kingpin by the "pay to the order of" box on the ransom check.

Pagar

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=5415

Has the story that all democrats are backing Sen Welch for reelection because he is a democrat. Apparently there is nothing a person can do that makes him intelligible to be a US senator if he is a democrat.

Vile!

IMO, any attempt to improve the US education system without getting William Ayers and his followers out of the system is a waste of time.

Porchlight

No, no Porch; Beasts buys Iowahawk's Chicago box.

Oh yeah - I should have gotten the "toddlin' town" reference. But Beasts would be crazy (as would anyone) to move to ILLinois.

MM, so agree about K-mart....

Ignatz

--Apparently there is nothing a person can do that makes him intelligible to be a US senator if he is a democrat.--

Do NOT fix that typo. :)

MarkO

"This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative."

Danube on iPad

"There is one thing they didn't lie about"

That Loretta Fuddy is dead?

Threadkiller

No, that your love affair for a Marxist regime is true.

Marlene

Hope you all don't mind a feel good story. Today is "Donn Fendler Day" in Maine. He is an 88 year old man who will be remembered by generations of Mainers as the 12 year old boy "lost on a mountain in Maine." In 1939 he was lost on Mt.Katahdin for nine days. He walked 35 miles as the crow flies. He used his Scout training and kept his wits until he was found. He is a charming old guy and has always responded to children who have read the book "Lost on a Mountain in Maine." He feels he owes Maine a debt of thanks and still spends vacations here. The daughter just loved that book,as have many Maine children.

narciso

well he didn't lie about 'fundamental transformation', 'electricity prices will naturally skyrocket' his pledge to the Iowa
peace group, and his promise to get rid of
private health insurance

President Molina, seemed sensible as a candidate, then he's gone all McCain since he was elected, if 800 million, apparently 'enbiggened the problem' 2 billion will make it extra cromulent,

Lazybusy

Porchlight, the Gourd's Gin & Juice got my vote. I passed it on to my son who said it reminded him of the song Easy-E. A cover he downloaded illegally a long time ago and said I was not thrilled.
Off topic, if you could convince the crew to come to Minnesota for the JOM meet-up, I could arrange an outing at an historic hotel on the Mississippi River. It would be affordable, and comfortable and I promise a kitchen for all the chef's and cooks. Then this long time lurker sneak in and meet you guys.

jimmyk

"Yesterday on the Western front, allied forces inflicted 13,000 casualties on the enemy. Allied losses only amounted to 2200."

That's pretty much how I remember Walter Cronkite reporting on Vietnam. At least before he realized he could just lie about the outcomes (Tet) and make it look worse for the US.

Threadkiller

Glad to see you post Lazybusy!

Danube had me believing I drove all lurkers away from the site with my antics.

Old Lurker

"...Danube had me believing..."

TK, the one thing all of us here probably agree about is that neither you nor DoT has convinced the other of anything, ever!

But it is fun to watch sometimes.

:-)

jimmyk

The Twitter world is once again having fun at poor Ezra's expense, this time over his attempt at rescuing the Gruber story:

http://twitchy.com/2014/07/25/better-make-that-juicebox-a-double-ezra-kleins-having-a-rodney-dangerfield-moment/

Beasts of England

You can be assured that I'll never move anywhere near Chicago, Porch! ;)

Rick B

Next Wednesday the BEAwill release the first Q2 GDP estimate plus its benchmark revisions to prior years data.

Any guesses as to what type and scope of lies will be involved? I'm going with "it was much worse than previously thought" re the benchmark revisions but I'm having trouble figuring out what type of lies most benefit the maladministration wrt the GDP - shoot very low and revise upwards or pull the same crap they did in Q1?

New home sales plus the Amazon "we lose money on every sale but make it up on volume" earnings report plus the previous Walmart comments all make it clear that PCE still sucks and the postponement of medical visits due to the ACA deductibles is very likely to have continued as well.

Threadkiller

:-)

Old Lurker

Looking for things that annoy me...am I the only one bothered by the growing trend of websites to launch video & sound when we innocently click on a link to read something? Foxnews.com is the worst but the others seem to be following suit. Now they don't always tag the link with a little icon to warn you.

If I wanted to watch TV, I would watch TV.

There. I said it.

Bori

Narc,

A point I was trying to make, there are millions of dollars involved, for the countries and the agencies that deal with the "crisis".

BTW, the Anti-trafficking law which has been in effect since 2000 did not create a "crisis" in 2005/114,222 minors, 2006/101,778, 2007/77,778 or 2008/59,578.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ezra Klein is a childish dope. How did America get to a point when little twit such as Ezra can make a small fortune being... a twit.

jimmyk

Agreed, OL. That plus a 30 second ad to watch a 10 second video that I didn't particularly want to watch anyway. Especially when there's no way to silence it easily other than just closing the page (which I'm happy to do, but it makes the whole thing an annoying waste of time).

jimmyk

New thread on Gruber, no one seems to have noticed.

Threadkiller

I noticed but all I have are birther links.

jimmyk

There are no words.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/hows-your-day-kerry-to-mother-of-american-killed-fighting-hamas/

Old Lurker

Ditto that, Jimmy. Since I often listen to music through my system, when that video pops up uninvited it blows me away.

Yes, I too immediately exit the page hoping some techie somewhere is compiling stats on how fast links are dropped when they do that.

BeenThereDoneThat

For those wondering about the resurgence of anti-semitism; resentment and jealousy of the Jews has boiled in Arabian blood for over 4000 years.

"Galatians 4 tells us that Ishmael had been "born according to the flesh" while Isaac had been "born according to the promise". Isaac replaced Ishmael as the favored son and heir. This, of course, made Ishmael jealous and bitter. As a result, he mocked and disdained his half-brother. Eventually the situation became so intolerable that Abraham's wife Sarah demanded that Ishmael and his Egyptian concubine mother, Hagar, be expelled permanently from Abraham's family."

This generational hatred will culminate in the Satanic war against God that will eventually end at Armageddon. Those who align with the haters are in for a rude awakening, to say the least. This has always been a spiritual war - good vs evil. For the Biblical explanation of Ishmael and Isaac down through the centuries to the present, read:

http://www.therefinersfire.org/ishmael_and_isaac.htm

Sue

I have no idea what mid century modern is.

Porchlight

Lazybusy, that sounds terrific! Thanks!

Sue, midcentury modern is basically 40s-50s-60s modern design including architecture, lighting, decorative arts and furniture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-century_modern

It is distinguished from "midcentury" decor/design in that some other styles if the period (like Early American/Colonial Revival) are considered "midcentury" but not "midcentury modern."

This is one of the ultimate midcentury modern houses - the Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaufmann_Desert_House

And "Danish modern" design (which includes all the Scandinavian countries), is considered classic MCM as well:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_modern

Porchlight

and thank you Lazybusy for the Gourds vote, too! And for de-lurking. :)

Sue

Thanks Porch.

Ignatz

--am I the only one bothered by the growing trend of websites to launch video & sound when we innocently click on a link to read something--

No, OL. I almost posted a comment the other day about it. It's especially irritating if you find a link-rich story and open several tabs at once and can't figure out which one the offending racket is coming from.

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