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July 24, 2014

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jimmyk

The Cupcake Crew backlash has spread to Yelp:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cupcake-crew-new-york

Of course there will be the inevitable false comparisons to the lefty attacks on Eich, Hobby Lobby, etc. But they were just minding their own business, not tweeting outrageous statements.

James D.

Will Barry speak up about a real war on women other to blame Bush?

For some reason the phrase "when Hell freezes over" is coming to mind...

Eric in Boise

I sure hope it doesn't come out that ISIS is going to make those women pay for their own birth control. Then the excrement will really hit the Westinghouse.

narciso

yes, Jimmy, it's one of Comandante Krugman's better efforts, one of the problems is he ignores how the charter for TARP was misused from day one, or how the nature of how the ARRA
was structured, made it useless to solve the problem stated, but very effective as a sinecure,

I was dissapointed with Diana, because even though her thesis was sound, some of the examples she uses, detract from the impact she wants to make, eg; the notion we could
forfeit a campaign against Germany

Ignatz

Here is CupcakeCrews twitter feed.
Full of quite crazy and repulsive imagery.
They're a food truck in NYC and have been on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.
May they go belly up and soon.

Porchlight

My point is that there are better arguments for controlling the border and securing it.

Keeping out violent criminals (which include cartel gangsters and terrorists) is a weak argument for controlling the border? News to me.

Some Guy

Great comment on yelp,

"they should be called the Kup Kake Krew"

Ignatz

--The Cupcake Crew backlash has spread to Yelp:--

Should be called the Kup Kake Krew for their anti-semitism. I love food trucks, but I will never eat from this one.

Heh.

Ignatz

Grrrr

Porchlight

Get clear: they are winning. It is not a matter of "doom and gloom", or "beliefs". It is a matter of sober appreciation of the truth.

I agree, squaredance. I usually agree with your observations. It's your derogatory "I am the only one to see clearly, you are all wilfully blind idiots" style I object to.

Porchlight

I'm reluctant to post this, but Andrew Sullivan is asking readers to submit their favorite cover and Mr. Porch's band The Gourds made it into the post. You can watch the video (NSFW) here and send an email to "vote," but if you don't want to give Sullivan any clicks, I completely understand:

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/07/24/the-best-song-cover/

Exasperated


The Cupcake Crew backlash has spread to Yelp:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cupcake-crew-new-york

Of course there will be the inevitable false comparisons to the lefty attacks on Eich, Hobby Lobby, etc. But they were just minding their own business, not tweeting outrageous statements.

Posted by: jimmyk | July 24, 2014 at 01:06


I didn't see any hate speech or anti-semetic comments.

narciso

good news everybody;


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/286603/

Threadkiller

What did you see, Exasperated?

Captain Hate

The Cupcake Crew backlash has spread to Yelp

What kind of dumbasses tweet something that at least 50% of their prospective market will consider extremely offensive?

Ignatz

They've been tweeting that stuff a long time CH, apparently without consequence.

James D.

I bit the bullet and clicked through to Andy's site. Only because it's you, Porch...

(I did use my old Yahoo email that I haven't checked in a year and a half and don't care how much spam comes to it, just to be safe...)

narciso

Is the Pope Argentine, I guess it got in the way of the Emmy nominated 'Between Two Ferns' show;

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/07/24/did_the_us_miss_signs_portending_airliner_shoot-down_123438.html

Eric in Boise

Cupcake Crew backlash

It's a regular Crewhaha.

Beasts of England

Done and done, Porch! The juxtaposition of the lyrics and instrumentation is unbeatable - and one of my faves!

Ignatz

Ilya Somin demonstrates conclusively that Halbig rests on sound legal principles.
He also updates by swatting away a pathetic attempt at a response to his original column.

Thomas Collins

I just sent an email to contest@andrewsullivan.com and voted for The Gourds' cover of Gin and Juice, Porchlight.

Now, for those who might not want to click for Andy but want to vote for The Gourds' cover of Gin and Juice, can't they just send the email to contest@andrewsullivan.com without visiting the site?

Thomas Collins

Ignatz, the absurdity of the progs' argument is that if 404Care gains in popularity, as progs say it will, a SCOTUS ruling along Halbig's lines would constitute a prog victory. The sequence would go as follows: 404Care gains in popularity, more states establish exchanges, and conservatives lose support in those that don't because there is the additional burden (loss of subsidy) from buying off the Prepaid Health Care Nirvana Exchanges.

Ignatz

Politico reporter has a Fox Butterfield moment as he turns from a middle of the roader (sure he was) to a leftist as

"It comes even as I am financially comfortable and enjoying my work. (I’m writing this from my summer home in Maine.)"

Thomas Collins

So the progs getting in a dither about Halbig indicates that their true thoughts about 404Care is that it's a loser.

DebinNC

Biden in remarks to the Urban League today:

"I should have had one Republican kid to go out and make money. Uh. but, um, um, my, ah, you know – so that when they put me in a home I get a room with a view, you know what I mean? But my daughter’s a social worker."

How much do Joe and Dr. Jill make annually? And do they still contribute almost nothing to charity as in years past?

Ignatz

So I guess that means Dem kids warehouse their parents in dumps so they die quicker while Republicans set them up in a nice place?
Dem, war on geezers too, eh?

Porchlight

Now, for those who might not want to click for Andy but want to vote for The Gourds' cover of Gin and Juice, can't they just send the email to contest@andrewsullivan.com without visiting the site?

Yes, TC! No need to click unless you want to watch the video.

Thanks so much to those who voted. I don't care for Sullivan but I am still grateful for his support. Every little bit helps. :)

Beasts of England

That's my guess, TC, but I visited his site, nonetheless.

Exasperated

What did you see, Exasperated?

Posted by: Threadkiller | July 24, 2014 at 01:35 PM


I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying,
"I love you".

I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more,
Than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Oh yeah

Ignatz

TC,
What exactly would be the result of Halbig?
The feds can't force a state to start an exchange but are the feds then allowed to tax one person one way in one state while another person is taxed differently even though they have bought exactly the same plan? It's not the decision by the state to tax its citizens differently but the feds.
Isn't that precisely the types of disparate interstate treatment the commerce clause was designed to avoid, not cause?

Danube on iPad

Asymmetrical.

Only Taitz and Corsi
Rah rah rah
Leo G.Donofrio
Sis boom bah

Ebola.

matt

Love that song....

I think I've figured out why Obama has been spending so much time in LA and Denver. It's the legal pot clinics.

Let's get the birthers to start investigating pot prescriptions. (exits, stage right)

Threadkiller

I see something in common.

Captain Hate

I might be the only commentor here who thinks that Biden is as much of a malignant louse as 404.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I can't predict with certainty what the result of Halbig winning in SCOTUS will be, but federalism says that disparate results between states is not a problem. The federal tax (penalty) is unaffected by Halbig. Halbig will affect the cost of tax avoidance in 35 states, because in those 35 states the cost of buying an individual plan in order to avoid the federal penalty won't be supported by federal subsidy. The Exchange insurers will lose half of their customers nation-wide and will be demanding state rate hikes and federal bailout money to prevent losses.Obviously the penalty/tax will be defered again... while the whole mess is redone.

Ignatz

That Cupcakecrew bunch is truly nutty and apparently not an Occupooper type.
He/she first compares Israelis to Nazis and then calls the German soccer team ruthless Nazis, indicating the usual kooky far left stuff.
Then he/she is bitching about PC stuff and notes with great approval the Golden Dawn political movement of Greece which itself apparently uses Nazi symbols and is much more of a whack job prototypical old fashioned Das Juden hating fascist organization from the 30s than today's more prevalent hipster Marxist jew baiters.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- the Politico reporter moving Left? for the same reason every Limo Lib does.... they've got their's, and they don't want anybody else getting any. They like the status quo.

Thomas Collins

Ignatz, my suspicion would be that Obama would attempt to find other money, whether or not appropriated by Congress, to provide direct grants to individuals in non-exchange states. I doubt Obama would worry about whether he has the authority to do this, because he never has worried about the authority to do anything.

As far as equal treatment goes, because Roberts and the four SCOTUS progcritters found the mandate a legitimate exercise of Congress's taxing power under the Constitution, the unequal result wouldn't, I don't think, be found by SCOTUS to run afoul of the Commerce or Equal Protection Clauses. Courts show great deference to Congress's use of the taxing power. And the doctrine that discriminatory laws burdening interstate commerce may be found unconstitutional is applied against the states, not the Federales. I also don't think SCOTUS would conclude that the granting of tax credits to those in state exchange states but not in others would run afoul of the Privileges and Immunities Clause.

Threadkiller

I might be the only commentor here who thinks that Biden is as much of a malignant louse as 404.

I am convinced Biden was picked because his son Beau kicked Larry Sinclair out of town.

Beasts of England

I don't think that SloJo is as dangerous as Teh Won, but he's every bit as deluded. I think there's a smidgen of a compliment in there somewhere...

Thomas Collins

Ignatz, at first I thought perhaps that the cupcake Twitter account had been hacked. Then I saw the tweets you were mentioning and, like you, I have concluded that whoever is tweeting has a cupcake brain filled with a variety of mixed nuts.

And that may be an insult to the nuts of the world.

NK(withnewsoftware)

ThomasC@2:33-- I basically agreee with that. By way of example, federal tax avoidance has a State Law component-- State Income and Local property taxes are deductable (well for some people), and as such the amount charged within each state affects federal tax liability, even where the same federal income is earned.

Old Lurker

But SloJo is so slow that were he to suddenly be POTUS, the Lois-Lerners-R-Us staffing all the agencies top to bottom would ensure the car heads off the cliff as fast as if Obama were driving.

lyle

I can assure you, you're not, CH. But Biden is considerably more stoopid.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Finally caught up. I got a blow to the stomach this morning when I learned from his wife of 51 years that one of my two best friends from law school died July 14 of a recurrence of tongue cancer. He was an accomplished lawyer and businessman, and a wonderful friend over the past 52 years:

http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=171791573

A detail his obit does not contain -- he left his post as managing partner of his law firm when a disgruntled attorney at the firm fired several shots through his house. He resigned from the firm the next day, moved from Harrisburg to Santa Fe, and never practiced law again.

Threadkiller

My condolences, Jim.

Pagar

Republicans take on illegal immigrants’ use of costly tax credit


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/republicans-illegal-immigrants-tax-credit-103536.html#ixzz38PeNiII4

OL, at 12:17' trying to post links.

Captain Hate

Sorry for your friend, Jim.

Thomas Collins

Jim, my prayers tonight will be for your friend and his family. I'm sorry for your loss.

NK(withnewsoftware)

JimR-- condolences for the loss of a long-time and dear friend.

Porchlight

Sorry to hear that, Jim.

Ignatz

--And the doctrine that discriminatory laws burdening interstate commerce may be found unconstitutional is applied against the states, not the Federales.--

I agree of course but it seems hard to conclude that by granting the power to the feds to prevent interstate tax disparities by the states the founders included the granting of a federal power to do just that. The states gave up the power to harm each other through interstate taxation and tariffs to the feds on the condition that the feds would prevent it not start doing it itself.
If the feds can tax the states or their citizens unequally for identical behavior, what couldn't the feds encourage by giving states the option of engaging in what the feds decide they should and then taxing or not taxing its citizens accordingly?
What we have is in fact almost wholly states of one political stripe refusing to be cajoled by the feds and if Halbig is upheld the feds tacitly being able to punish the citizens of essentially one party while rewarding another.

I understand differing fed taxation for differing behaviors and actions and I understand differing regulations for different states such as CA's waivers for air pollution but I'd be interested in any citations or examples of different people in different states being allowed different tax rates or tax credits for identical behavior. I'm not saying they don't exist, but what are they. It's not the same as a state declining to participate in a program and the feds then do not grant the state the benefits of that program; this is a state's citizens being punished individually by the tax code for a states declining to participate.

rse

Jim-so sorry to read about the loss of your dear friend.

I just came on JOM for the day and so I just saw sq's link early this am on the illegal immigrants. It is correct. I have been at the rollout of some of the related initiatives and there is no question WIOA was designed to give illegals extra priority status as well.

As I have mentioned DOJ is trying to argue that the remedy for violating the law against false statements as to a right to vote is whatever the remedy is in the statute and that it will be ethnic profiling to try to verify that those wanting to vote who speak no English are in fact illegals. This will especially be a problem by 2016.

Ignatz-you say correctly that socialism never works but a substantially different tactic is being used this time. It is essentially communism of the little c variety interlaced with Corporatism to keep Chamber on Board imposed by legal fiat. The public officials I have spoken to from school boards to city councils to legislatures are not told the correct legal interpretation of what they are adopting. The law firms may be working with the bureaucrats to actively mislead. The elected officials do not want to believe they are being lied to by people they trust but what they do not know or what they have been told that is false makes it hard to explain why they are so wrong other than the lawyers simply not telling them. Who is the actual client to whom the duty is owed as well as fidelity is going to be a huge issue I believe in the future. Especially where the lawyers have left a paper trail in previous political appointments on what their vision of the transformed future should look like that dovetails with what the lawyers are not telling elected officials.

I am talking about statutes, regulations, or documents that really do have a legal meaning if you know the area that's quite unambiguous. None of the public officials are aware though. The taxpayers I have spoken with who discover what would be fraud in any other area are being told there is no recourse.

Socialism by Legal Fiat and executive Order and Regulations passed by appointed Boards are all binding and this variety of how to get to socialism is new. It was envisioned in previous decades but it is coming full bore now. Like the federal grants there always seems to be taxpayer money involved.

Ignatz

Sorry Jim. 73 isn't that old these days. No cancer is good but tongue cancer sounds worse than most. Hope he didn't suffer inordinately.

Ignatz

--It is essentially communism of the little c variety interlaced with Corporatism to keep Chamber on Board imposed by legal fiat. -

Sounds like a pretty good description of Chicago. :)

Captain Hate

Breaking on Fox News: Pentagon says artillery fired into Ukraine from Russia!

Please keep Lurch in Egypt, preferably under house arrest.

narciso

Prayers for your friend, Jim.

Rick's mea culpa is full of all the buzzwords,
'torture' meaning EIT, 'mercenaries' being contractors, of course Afghanistan and Iraq
have to be wrong, not for some of the reasons you would think, but 'recruiting for AQ' or some such,

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Thanks, everyone. Anyone who didn't think the American Dream existed would do well to read the description of Rod's background in his obit. He truly pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. And he did it with a great sense of humor, unpretentiousness, and complete lack of pomposity.

Unlike so many of our generation, he never angled for positions. His colleagues found him because of his superior intellect, leadership ability and good sense.

Penn Law Class of 1965 has lost one of its finest alumni.

matt

I am sorry for your loss, Jim. My condolences to you and to his family.

Ignatz

Last post on these idiots;

Cupcake Crew @CupcakeCrewNYC · May 1

The works of the Greco Golden Dawn party truly keep a society strong!The movement is sweeping through Italy,Greece & Spain


Golden Dawn's idea of keeping a society strong in case anyone is interested.

GMax

Here is what the all the wailing and teeth g is about, the well is about to run dry:


President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation’s most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in.

There was no listed price for tickets for Obama’s morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC – the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount.

And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the president’s appearance at the home of real estate mogul George Marcus drew an older crowd that was noteworthy for the absence of young angel investors, startup stars and tech leaders who have flocked to fundraisers Obama has held while paying 17 previous visits as president to the Bay Area.

Democratic donors who were invited to the San Francisco event, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street, said they had initially been asked to donate as much as $25,000 to sit down with Obama. One who balked at the price said organizers had offered a cut-rate deal of as little as $5,000.

lyle

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Jim.

I don't know how to link on my phone but anyone who hasn't hit Insty's Andrew Stiles link should hie thee over there. It's priceless.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Techies pumped Obummer in '08 and '12 to foist him on us, now they are dumping the stock. Bastards.

GMax

Garage sale pricing for hearing a a delusional guy lie repeatedly to your face. Who could not say that would not an opportunity of a lifetime?

NK(withnewsoftware)

CaptH-- and when the 300 USA advisors make it to Kiev, they will be high value targets for the Soviets, I mean Putinites. Obummer is getting us into a shooting war.

NK(withnewsoftware)

A delusional Choomed Up guy.

narciso

the Solon is mean and stupid, and he's been handsomely rewarded by MBNA, BoFA, et al, for
both over the years.

Ignatz

Massive solar storm missed us by one week in July 2012.
Odds of a similar one hitting us in the next ten years? 12%.

Jane

So sorry Jim.

Porch, I voted.

Shep is saying that Russians firing rockets from Russia into Ukraine is a game changer. The state dept does not appear to agree.

narciso

Depends are the shelling Kiev, well then maybe, if it's incoming fire into the Donbass, then no;

http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-157-fighting-continues-in-donetsk/

miss Marple

Jane, of course State doesn't agree.

How could you doubt Marie Harf in her smart glasses?

All is well.

(Rolling eyes here.)

Threadkiller

Are the rockets of the "flexible" variety?

Porchlight

Thanks, Jane!

GMax

Russian Reset was so successful, we now have Russia directly committing acts of war on a sovereign nation neighbor. Heck of a job Zero and Shrillary.

maryrose

Putin is emboldened and Bammy is fundraising. What is wrong with this picture.Putin realizes no consequences await him. Obama is voting present again as is his practice.

rse

Now that a bit more digging has turned up an interest from both the Model T and Big Oil philanthropies setting up ed law centers in early 70s what appears to be the case makes more sense.

maryrose

Bad stuff is going to happen and won't wait for Bammy to finish his handout tour of California. Dereliction of duty is too kind for this oaf.

maryrose

So true Gmax

This is SMART diplomacy?

Laura White

As far as Ukraine and Russia go, of course it's a really short miserable war, unless we stay out of if. Our leader's inner weenie will ensure the latter

As for ISIS--don't joke!! Unless you can proffer reasonable surgeries that at least a million women might NOT undergo surgical mutilation at the hand of a fascist state, no humane person will remain untroubled. Where is Western chivalry?

Eric in Boise

Nero is calling; he wants his fiddle back.

Danube on iPad

Very sorry to hear that, Jim. Interesting story about the end of his law career. As an old friend used to say, there is no such thing as a gruntled ex-employee.

Jack is Back!

I might be the only commentor here who thinks that Biden is as much of a malignant louse as 404.

Back in the day when I was in DC, I had the pleasure of meeting Joe. It was at that moment that a big light bulb appeared above my head and my mind told me that I was now working in Alice's Wonderland or was it Dorothy's Oz but it did making the most lasting impression on me of the dimwits, grifters and charlatans we tend to send to Washington.

The next morning I went through a bottle of mouth wash and a bar of soap.

Threadkiller

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/24/obamacare-free-getaway-for-5-us-territories/

Ignatz

A very enlightening interview with Alan Greenspan on bubbles.
He says he's had some time to do some serious thinking and darn if he hasn't figured it out.
Bubbles have nothing to do with central banks, excess credit and money being pumped into systems by them or anything else he might reasonably have been expected not to f*** up.
Bubbles you see are just a fluke of human nature that emerge ex nihilo.

The dumbshit is righteously getting hammered in comments.

Ignatz

Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking water
One little superfluous word at the end, otherwise she was right on the money.

Miss Marple

Ignatz, glad you spotted that phrase from Yeats poem in that article.

Jack, I agree with you. Joe puts forward the jolly grandpa act now, but I used to watch the Senate Hearings on TV and he was a huge bully, prone to nastiness and badgering witnesses.

He was also a pretty dim bulb. AND, as my daughter pointed out to her grade school class, a plagiarist as well.

sbw

The Instapundit pointer to Rippetoe on lifting was worth looking at.

That, from an aged non-jock.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ignatz-- I'll read that interview with interest. Central Bank pumping has nothing to do with asset bubbles?... sure.

Ignatz

The next big Barrycare case?
Orthodontist damaged $1.2 million preparing for the employer mandate only to have it pulled out from under him......twice.
Seems the guys suing to enforce the ACA are a much bigger danger to it than the guys trying to overturn it, which leads us through the looking glass to the WH suing to not enforce their own law while people damaged by it are trying to make them live up to it.
Go ask Alice.

Porchlight

Biden was responsible for the despicable treatment of Bork and Thomas, possibly the nastiest political episodes of my lifetime that did a great deal to set the country on its current downward tumble.

That said, I still think he's less evil than his boss and his boss's handlers.

James D.

That said, I still think he's less evil than his boss and his boss's handlers.

You're probably right. But that's kind of like the difference between being shot, and being drawn and quartered. The one is less unpleasant than the other, but you're just as dead either way.

Ignatz

SBW,
I have one of Rippetoe's books and consider it pretty much the best there is.
Just the facts ma'am and good, cautious advice.
I have an L4/L5 disc which takes care of me if I take care of it so I have to avoid his "the squat is the best all round exercise" mantra but he even provides for those who have to avoid it.
If you only have one weight guy he's the one IMO.

narciso

well possibly, as I say;

http://t.co/N9lUQeRU6u

Beasts of England

If that's what the First Wookie thinks, then I'm giving up water. In its undiluted state...

Jack is Back!

Another unfair fight: Trey Gowdy embarrasses John Koskinen in the IRS hearing, How can this continue without a cruminal indictment against the whole regime? Put them all on trial for stupidity.

Porchlight

The one is less unpleasant than the other, but you're just as dead either way.

True. I just think that Biden would do less damage in the remaining couple of years. He can't play the race card, for one.

Oh well, ain't gonna happen.

Ignatz

Might have already been linked since it's from yesterday, Wretchard on the very unPogolike nature of our President and his worthless minions.

Pagar

Prayers for your friend and his family, Jim. Sounds like he and his wife had a real love story.

Porch, I voted.

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http://thecampofthesaints.org/2014/07/24/john-forbes-kerry-the-man-who-wasnt-there/

"JFK [he likes to be called that, don't ya know] was a Traitor in the 1970′s and he’s a very bad joke now [and still a Traitor because he has never apologized for the lies he told about our troops in Vietnam]."

Old Lurker

Wouldn't make a whit of difference, Porch. In a 24 month horizon, the cancer is baked in, to mix my metaphors.

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