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July 30, 2014



Pillow talk?

Miss Marple

Oh, heck. I come to check in and I see Davey is here.

Well, that's the signal that I need to get back to work.

Jack is Back!


Since tonto and Harry are traveling west I have no reason at all to drive to Easthampton especially with the traffic on 27. I may make a run over to Greenport just to take the ferries and lunch on Shelter Island.

Strange vibe out here this year. Its busy but rentals are down 43%. My buddy who has a restaurant says there are no more "beautiful" people but there never were those types in Southampton. We were always "old money" but maybe that is what the change is - old money's kids aren't as smart and successful.

My index is this:

Is there a waiting list at Shinnecock, National, Meadow Club and Bathing Corporation? If so, how has it changed?

If no waiting list and they are actively recruiting then we have a problem.


Toobad dubby, new page.


I take no pleasure in advertising just how fantastic this President has been for the economy.....sure,he's no George W.Bush,but hey he's doing his best.


Considering his others, that was a good idea, Ig.


"Oh, heck. I come to check in and I see Davey is here.Well, that's the signal that I need to get back to work"

Girl, you can't run away from your feelings by burying yourself in your work.You can't hide your heart in a safety deposit box for fear it'll be stolen or worse,broken. Let Dave make it all better,ahhhh yeeahhh. Come explore these GDP internal numbers with me baby and I promise to hold your hand the whole time.

50 shades of dave




No wonder she pleaded the Fifth:

Lachlan Markay ‏@lachlan

Lois Lerner: right-wingers are "assholes," "crazies that will take us down"



means cumulative growth for 2014 is at a roughly 1% rate

Jimmyk and Rick Santelli come to the same conclusions re GDP. He was just on the tube describing so clearly how he arrived at his number.
He feels the FED will take a look their calculations which will be similar to Jimmyk's and his assessment of FED actions will take that into account on how they proceed forward.


Gee, was that from her work email?


Santelli says economy beginning to pick up some serious "traction".


Hee is the simple truth about Obummer- he sides with the MB against Egypt, the Saudis and israelis. This is nothing new, I've been saying it for 2+ years, it's an observation of Obummer, not merely an opinion. Obummer doesn't even hide it anymore. And yes he will sidewith MB against the USA: http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=369338


Don't worry DD, when the ObummerCare employer mandate goes into effect, and the BigGov Insurer bailouts are zeroed out in the next Budget by Repub reconciliation so group health insurance rates will really skyrocket, the economy will slide right into recession, all because of glorious ObummerCare. At least we'll have the $18TRILLION DEBT Obummer rang up.


Santelli says economy beginning to pick up some serious "traction"

No he didn't.


And 10 Senators dead men( women in Hagan and Landrieu's cases ) walking. Not bad for a day's work. Heckuva job there Bammee...


Fake GDP numbers spur DD to show up.
It will be revised -and then from DD-crickets.
Russian reset-DOA
Dems:Obama: Continues his pathetic march to obscurity and continues along with Kerry to be a laughingstock on the world stage.
As they say in Vaudeville-get the hook...
Forced to lie about impeachment to raise money and get their voters psyched
Midterm elections: Doomsday for Dems.

Captain Hate

Wonderful advice from the usual source:



Krauthammer’s Take: Amnesty via Executive Order an Impeachable Offense, but Impeachment Would Still Be Political Suicide

That's quite a conundrum.

What about summary executions? They'd be impeachable, too, right?


good old DD; a true believer. If only Stalin were here to see this gulag, he'd help us!


The only construction in the town where I live is a 264 aprtment building with renyts to be about 925 a month. In the next suburb a senior housing bldg is going up on the site of a former local baseball field. Otherwise bupkis. Houses sell fast where I live and many seniors will their homes to their children and move into condos.


When the numbers get revised down, I won't hold my breathe waiting for Duda's correction.

Captain Hate

I meant to write "from an unusual source".


From J. Rubin at the Wapo;

Republicans should prepare a game plan, not merely rule out impeachment (which is the president’s fondest desire). For starters, they and the GOP candidates for 2016 should make clear that any executive order will disappear at the end of Obama’s term and any who step forward for exemptions now may be subject to deportation in 2 1 /2 years. Harsh? No; it’s a sensible deterrent to prevent widespread lawlessness.

J. Rubin, squishy J. Rubin?



Rubin should shut up.


For those who like a nice horseradish pickle already made, delidirect.com has a great 'Perky Pickles'

I love pickles but am too lazy to make them myself. Looking forward to hearing about Daddy's and Jane's results.

Beasts of England

Did I really just see a '50 Shades of Dave' comment?


Santelli says economy beginning to pick up some serious "traction"

"No he didn't."

Yes,he did.

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

Gee, was that from her work email?

"A newly discovered email exchange from Lois Lerner's official IRS email account "directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner's deep animus towards conservatives, ..."



The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report:

Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.

Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?

BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.

BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.

BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.

BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.

BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.

BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –

BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.”



Don't be too hard on JRube. I'll take her over KPork any day. I know, low bar. But riddle me this. Who among the putative R potential nominees have the stones to do this?

For starters, they and the GOP candidates for 2016 should make clear that any executive order will disappear at the end of Obama’s term and any who step forward for exemptions now may be subject to deportation in 2 1 /2 years.

I'll be here. Waiting.


--Yes,he did. -

Glad to see Weedavey is finally coming out of the closet, since Santelli is the originator of the Tea Party.


Our friend in ChiTown who is a personal friend of RickS, says that RickS said no such thing and DD made up a flat our lie. Over to you DD, link to some CNBC video to back up your claim.


As you scroll down the link you will see the back and forth on the legitimacy of the transcript.


j-i-b, if you see a sailing regatta off Shelter Island, my son is in one of the 14 foot dinghies ( A C-420).

Did you know that Chrysler Imperial made a model called a Southampton in the sixties presumably because of its old money connotation? great cars --- Mr. Drysdale drove one on the Beverly Hillbillies

Beasts of England

Gotta hand it to the Commerce Department number crunchers. The obvious play was 1.7% or 2.2% growth, but they just threw caution to the wind with 4.0%!

In my line of work, we often tease about using 'estimating dice' instead of models, but these cats are just using a random number generator! Wow...


weedavey has to engage in fantasy ala Obama because reality is just too grim.
Take a look at the 10 year market which Santelli always comments upon.
Also fed false propping up of this economy signals a death nell. If these faux numbers bring about a fed removal from the economic scene than hope will spring eternal. Just don't let Obama anywhere near the economy. He provides the death knell for whatever he touches. That exchange is exactly what I would imagine Netanyahu would say to Bammy and the only part missing is the stamping of Obama's feet prior to the full blown temper tantrum.


As a counterfactual, if the US were truly busting a 4% annualized GDP, the Treasury market would be in a free fall and equities would not be far behind. The former would be anticipating higher interest rates and the latter would be repricing due to the coming end of QE. The 10TSY today is all of 2.54%; up from 2.49% yesterday. Only gullible BOzo fellators believe this shit. No one else does.


Well well well

Gallup provides the appropriate salute to Zero. Back down to 39% approval with a whopping 55% disapproval rate. Yeah, things are going swimmingly, Double Douchebag.

Tell us the one about the liberals hounded by the IRS again, please. That one never gets old...

James D.

lyle @ 12:44

The problem is that it's an empty threat. It's basically unenforceable, for a start.

Any attempt to actually carry it out would require depending on data from the Obama/Holder DoJ to identify who would be on the potential deportation list, and if anybody thinks that data will bear any resemblance to reality, I've got some bridges you might like to buy, too.

And even if it was tried, I find it hard to imagine the most conservative administration holding firm in the face of the MSM sob stories that will be broadcast 24/7 - and the churches and other local organizations and individuals that will offer sanctuary to the deportees (who, we will endlessly hear, will have been "part of the fabric of this country, paying taxes and trying to become Americans for years now!").

I don't know what the answer is, but if Zero does an amnesty now, there is no way in hell it's going to be reversed 2.5 years from now.


No "moderates" were harmed in the making of the Gallup poll.

Jack is Back!


Just down from Sunset Beach past Itzak Perleman's Music Camp is a sailing school. Is he there?


I don't know what the answer is, but if Zero does an amnesty now, there is no way in hell it's going to be reversed 2.5 years from now.

No more calls, please. We have a winner to today's contest.

Danube on iPad

"any executive order will disappear at the end of Obama’s term"

Only if somebody beats Hillary.

I like Byron York's idea: if the GOP takes the senate, then congress should pass a series of bills vacating a number of them, forcing Obama to veto them. Sets up a nice issue for 2016.


Perhaps Santelli said the economy is *in* traction.

The 4% will be revised, to be sure, but I have no idea how much or in what direction. 1.6% of the 4% was an inventory "correction," but inventories is one of the numbers they more or less make up in this first estimate. They will get more hard data next month. But the real point is that the economy is only about 0.9% above where it was six months ago.

James D.

A better threat than deporting people 2.5 years from now, might be the threat of investigation and prosecution against any federal employees who carry out what are clearly illegal orders by Zero.

Make it clear that the first order of business, should an R be elected President, will be hiring a couple of hundred new U.S. Attorneys who will start work at 8 AM on January 21, 2017, and who will be tasked with one job: prosecuting anyone in the federal government who had any involvement in Obama's illegal amnesty scheme.

Oh, who am I kidding - that won't ever happen, either, although it clearly should.


Use a plate smaller than the opening of the container..or something like that..I have a German pickling container that comes with ceramic pieces that do that..look around your kitchen you'll find what you need.


Jane--those leaves are optional00do not put in horseradish though--only the leaves or grape leaves if you have them. The purpose is to keep the pickles crunchy, but it's optional.


jimmyk: So true. We all know in their desoeration to put lipstick on a pig they had to quote 4% because a month from now they hope no one notices the revisions. 6 months ago or 6 years ago the scenario is the same. The economy is now not near what it used to be. Fewer people are working and those that are work less hours. No new hiring is happening because of Obamacare and all we have accomplished in the VA scandal is some bureacrat can pick and choose whose =ss he wants to fire for lying and cheating our veterans. My brother- a Vietnam vet has never used the VA.Now I know why. I like that they can use other hospitals and that Afghan war vets get the cards to take to better hospitals as well.

Danube on iPad

You'll thank me for this:



Images of pickling--author says if you ferment in jars, you can use glasses, too, to weight pickles down


Not only do I want them prosecuted, I would like the IRS given a thorough proctology exam and people fired left and right. These lying scumbags{loisLerner} think they can get away with this lying corruption at the FEC and the IRS. We need to teach them all a lesson-wild west style.


How is the creation and implementation of a seemingly unconstitutional EO less optically bad than a veto of a bill that overturns that EO?

Seems the same to me, with the exception of the optics of a all republican obstructionist congress will now fit what the media has us already believes. The only thing that will change is that they will start mentioning the Senate.


...believing. ..


People's Cube on the NY Times (may need to right-click for full image):


Shannon Bream ‏@ShannonBream 1m

Up next on @FoxNews @HappeningNow to explain what we've learned about secret deal b/t atheist group and IRS - to "crack down" on churches


This should be interesting.


The Lerner emails confirms all of our opinions of the arrogance an hostility to political conservatives held by all senior Federal Bureaucrats. They are self-appointed tyranncal and all-powerful Apparatchiks, if anything, they are worse than we ever thought: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/30/aholes-turns-out-lois-lerners-not-a-fan-of-conservative-talk-radio-or-its-listeners/


I don't know, Lerner sounds just like some of our Top Men Republicans.

The current official retirement age in the United States is 65. Speaking in Kansas today, President Barack Obama said that if he had his way, Americans would retire a whole lot earlier than that.

"What I really want is somebody who has worked for 20, 30 years being able to retire with some digity and respect." —President Obama

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 30, 2014


Makes sense coming from someone who hasn't done a day's work all his freaking life.


The economy was in the crapper in the first quarter because of the weather. So I think it is natural that it has recovered and a lot of the economic activity that was delayed kick started the 2nd quarter. I believe that has now been absorbed.

A lot of big companies are laying off still and it seems that the street is on edge. RE is also very hazy right now. These are not good signs.

And today we will find out if Argentina defaults.

I think there was an improvement in the economy, but only because of the above stated factors. And of course it was overstated. The people who make the pronouncements are congenital liars.


President Barack Obama said that if he had his way, Americans would retire a whole lot earlier than that.

That's worked really well for the French. Idiot.


The subtext of that 404 quote about retirement is really this:

In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.

Dignity and respect.


I wonder if Jindal's group of 100 percenters includes the crowd Obama is charming?


They lie about GDP and they lie about employment. Remember it was essential to hit that magic below 8% for the 2012 election. Later it was revised upward again.
Government will provide for you if you wish to retire early. You get free foodstamps-which won't see you through the month and you won't be able to afford a house or the taxes on it -but you won't have to grind away at a job. You can indulge your creative side or mooch off of relatives. But other than that...

Thomas Collins

Even better for the Greeks, jimmyk.

Beasts of England

The Lerner emails linked above were sent from her Blackberry. I don't know much about the RIM protocols or how they might sync with a central email server, but I'm hopeful that it could be another avenue around that poor destroyed laptop of hers.


And we don't have the Germans to bail us out, TC.

Jack is Back!

35 years ago Richard Pryor played Obama:)


Do not be drinking any hot liquids while watching.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I noticed on the Hot Air link that Lerner was apparently in London when she wrote those emails. On business or pleasure is not clear.



Meanwhile, we worry about Argentina's problems?


I hate to tell you but - new thread!


If nothing else Lerner is in violation of the Hatch Act, along with every other person in this administration.

We do not want a special prosecutor because he will be as dishonest as Holder. Let Trey Gowdy do the investigation. That will scare the shit out of them.


' Lose'm Lois' reminds me of a nasty little nazgul, Zaslovsky, that cameup in that tale about Dr. Zhivago, he was a crass cultural zampolit, who tormented the truly Talented. A counterpart to Johannes Stark, a not untalented physicist, who was thankfully put in charge of the German nuclear program

Danube on iPad

I'm not assuming that the EOs are unconstitutional; they're simply furthering unsound and unpopular policies. The congress--both houses--would be doing what the people want done, and the president would be the obstructionist.


Ummm. A large part of any GDP that is in any way moving the needle in an upward position is the refunds on income taxes that the feds paid during the second quarter and that people went out and quickly spent. Everything from fridges to decking to a/c upgrades to vacations. Any move in the durable goods numbers can be traced to tax refunds. Those have pretty much stopped, so they won't get that bump in Q3.

Watch what is on sale and what is being dangled as loss leaders and you will see the economy is still in the shitter. Also, watch your coupons. I received coupons for Wendys, Krystal, Capt Ds, McDonalds, and Arbys all in the same mailer yesterday. Before Bozo took office coupons on fast food were pretty rare other than Arbys and Steak and Shake. Now they are showing up in bunches and by companies that have NEVER offered coupons before.. Heckuva job, SCOAMT.


Maryrose: I would like the IRS given a thorough proctology exam

I suspect that duringthe exam an investigation would uncover unions overstepped their bounds encouraging staff to break the law. To me that would be sufficient grounds to limit federal unions and require its communications with members to be public.

After all, there is a newly proposed regulation requiring businesses to make their discussions with their attorneys public.

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