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July 22, 2014

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Beasts of England

Very nice, Some Guy!

Some Guy

I particularly like the author's use of "Gagger Counters" and "isodopes"

narciso

that debunking of Dylan Davies seems more and more suspicious, in retrospect;

http://therightscoop.com/unbelievable-state-dept-warned-that-terrorists-moved-in-next-door-to-benghazi-consulate-months-before-attack/

Ignatz

Let's not forget, earlier in the day we found out; IRS: Hey, maybe we do have our e-mail backups.
It's the Keystone NKVD.

Some Guy

Elijah Cummings is such a partisan hack, he gives other partisan hacks a bad name.

Stephanie

A woman was playing golf when she took a big swing and fell.

The party waiting behind her was a group from Washington , DC that included Barack Obama.

Barack quickly stepped forward and helped her to her feet.

She thanked him and started to leave, when he said, "I'm Barack Obama and I hope you'll vote Democratic in the next election.

She laughed and quickly said, "I fell on my ass, not my head."

narciso

You were saying something about Foggy Bottom's utter uselessness, Captain

http://chasfreeman.net/obamas-foreign-policy-and-the-future-of-the-middle-east/

Some Guy

Stephanie LOL.

But I knew it was a joke at "Barack quickly stepped forward and helped her to her feet."


Captain Hate

It must have been on a day ending in "Y" narc. Btw, Lurch would say that Chas Freeman is just another of those naysayers who never want to give 404 credit for all his Middle East success.

Beasts of England

Brava, Steph!

James D.

Independent failure at each possible point across so many nodes of interest is as likely as my installment as galactic emperor next Tuesday.

Well, just in case it does happen, henry, let me be the first to extend my congratulations on your coronation. And I hope you'll consider me for a position in your administration. I think I'd be great at crushing your enemies and enforcing your reign of terror. Or at least enthusiastic about it!

henry

"reign of terror"

That sounds a lot more fun than golf! Plasma rifles for all JOM people. ; )

Some Guy

Independent failure at each possible point across so many nodes of interest is as likely as my installment as galactic emperor next Tuesday.


I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords!

miss Marple


Heh, O'Reilly just showed a poll that said 53% of Americans think that space aliens living among us is a real possibility.

narciso

Yes, that would be the sum of it, a retainer of Arabia, and the PLA, the former finances
the jihad in Syria, the latter could bankroll
a insurgency in the Kingdom

glasater

OT

Just found out I am blocked on twitter by @BarackObama

Ha!

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

from Sultan Knish about Israel...but it is true of the left & conservatives too.

"When you listen to the threats and taunts of those who hate you, you give them power over yourself. If you try to accommodate your behavior to gain their favor, their outpouring of hate for you will only grow. It is not your behavior they hate, it is you. By showing weakness, you invite attack. By giving your enemies power over you, all that you accomplish is to drive them into a feeding frenzy at your vulnerability."

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-noose-around-israels-neck.html

Beasts of England

henry hasn't been our new galactic emperor for an hour and already reveals his hatred of golf? I'm guessing mandatory soccer is on the horizon. Well, at least we'll have lots of beer. Could be worse...

Ignatz

I would like to float my name as Minister of Ordnance, either with or without portfolio, but definitely with an M2 Browning.

narciso

well if they are Formicss, the onslaught that led to the events in Ender's Game, I don't see an amicable resolutionm

Jim Miller

Believe it or not, here in the Seattle area people are actually admitting that they aren't happy about the way Obama's latest fund-raising raid is disrupting traffic.

FWIW, this is perhaps the worst week he could visit, since they are working on the main east=west route, I-90.

Some people, anyway. (Though I have to admit that I haven't seen any evidence that this latest inconvenience is causing them to revise their opinions of the man.)

henry

Beasts, nothing mandatory. As long as I don't have to play golf, others can. Nerd note: today is this Tuesday. In one week, "next Tuesday," we find out about the emperor thing. That is assuming the aliens tell us about it, they're sneaky entities.

Jane

Glas, you are my idol! I wouldn't even dare look to see if I'm blocked.

Ignatz

Hey, this Univision guy is on to something; "No government should be in the business of deporting children."
How bout we send one whiny, compassionate adult La Raza type to Honduras for every illegal minor who gets to stay? Surely they wouldn't mind sacrificing for the innocents and we would have to be getting the better of the trade even if the brats turned into MS-13 gangsters.

Jane

Wait! I missed the Emperor thing. What can I be? (bartender hint hint)

Beasts of England

The time-space continuum is just another construct of privileged phallocentric hegemony, henry...

narciso

the guild navigators will arrive on Wednesday.

Jim Miller

FWIW, last time I looked, illegal drug use -- with the considerable exception of marijuana -- had declined about fifty percent from its highs back in the 1980s.

From this I draw two conclusions:

1. This decline tends to undermine O'Grady's conclusion, and support Maguire's. A bit, since she does say that there has been a shift in the countries supplying us.

2. Those who say, flatly, that the war on drugs has failed should, at least, discuss that decline.

(Before anyone jumps to conclusions, I can think of reasons for that decline other than the war on drugs -- but I think it almost certain that the war on drugs in at least one of the reasons for the decline.)

There is one area where the decline has had large, observable good effects. When crack use was at its peak, life expectancy for black males actually declined, thanks to drug overdoses and street wafare.

Rob Crawford

No government should be in the business of deporting children.

Why didn't they stop in Mexico, then?

Ignatz

Madeleine Albright: Hamas putting civilians in line of fire hurts Israel’s ‘moral authority’
Not all owls are wise.

Rob Crawford

Madeleine Albright: Hamas putting civilians in line of fire hurts Israel’s ‘moral authority’

That's not the way that works. That's not the way it's ever worked. Did any journalist call her on this idiocy, or did they all just nod stupidly?

Albright needs to go dance with Junior in NorK. And never come back.

ZZMike

The bottom line is, refugees are people like Cambodians getting away from Pol Pot, Vietnamese getting away from Ho Chi Minh &c, Cubans getting away from Castro,....

And they didn't send their children ahead.

More than that, the real refugees who came here started working and building themselves a new life.

jimmyk

Re Albright, I guess it's time to bring out this oldie but goodie:

Stephanie

Plasma rifles for all JOM people. ; )

Pfft. I want a rail gun. And Iron Man.

Threadkiller

Heh, O'Reilly just showed a poll that said 53% of Americans think that space aliens living among us is a real possibility.

Is this the poll he extrapolated that diddy from?

Twenty percent (20%) of Americans believe in the theory that a UFO carrying space aliens on board crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, and a sizable 33% more are not sure. Fewer than half (47%) reject that theory.

http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/july_2014/have_we_got_a_conspiracy_for_you_9_11_jfk_obama_s_citizenship

I wonder why he would want to discredit the people who took the poll?

Could it be because the response to the citizenship question makes him look like the idiot he is?

rich@gmu

>>>the war on drugs -- but I think it almost certain that the war on drugs in at least one of the reasons for the decline<<<

so it is not only the monetary risks, it is the non monetary risks that can influence drug use (and abuse).

The thing I don't quite understand in the libertarians argument (ie it is US demand which drives the problem)... is why is it the producing counties are always basketcases in a slide towards disaster? Are there no drug addicts or drug problems in Central America? It seems like a Keynesian argument. fwiw

rich@gmu

and I'm going to need a position in the new galactic order that Henry is going to install.

narciso

the problem is many of those countries had one crop or other commodity economies, subject to variable swings, Bolivia, tin, Colombia cotton,

miss Marple

TK,

Full poll answers were shown. O'Reilly pointed out that the yes and unsure groups were those who thought it was a possibility.

No big deal. I just thought it was funny that the story came on right when Henry was talking about being Intergalactic Emperor.

Captain Hate

Not at Albright.

Threadkiller

I caught the humor, MM.

I still think O'Reilly is an idiot.

Stephanie

All Hail Ming!

Captain Hate

I still think O'Reilly is an idiot.

You have a lot of history on your side.

Beasts of England

I've already expended all my pro-legalization comments today. I won't have anymore until henry installs me as Vice Underlord of Hookers & Blow.

miss Marple

Night, all.

rich@gmu

narciso-

at first blush I'd brainstorm these as the issues:

1. Marxian type land reforms which subdivide quality agricultural land into ever smaller, less profitable plots farmed by those not capable of growing much of anything.

2. Byzantine and corrupt local administration.

3.Youth bulge.

4. Corrupt national governments that see the US as an opportunity for Lebensraum ... a winner: they have a population which can influence both the US Federal government and state governments; they export people which they would have to otherwise satisfy; a number of those in the US send back remittances.

fwiw.

Stephanie

The Georgia races tonight are interesting. A lot closer than anyone expected.

So far:

JACK KINGSTON 49.40% 227,328
DAVID A. PERDUE 50.60% 232,814
460,142

Threadkiller

Here is the segment:

http://youtu.be/e0Jp9sUT5pM

And here is the true/false question
"Okay, a UFO with space aliens on board crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947."

http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/questions/july_2014/questions_conspiracy_theories_july_16_17

narciso

Yes, issues like that, were what drove Vargas Llosa's quixotic presidential campaign, nearly a quarter century ago, Fujimori ultimately won that campaign, and the chance for real reform
was forestalled, in favor of a crony driven
neoliberalism.

Threadkiller

O'Reilly points to his notes as if he is attempting to get the wording of the question correct.

Then he sets the stage for a question that wasn't asked.

A remarkable sight, well worth the long detour to view.

Hah, Galactic Emperor, yeah of this tiny little out of the way corner of the Universe. The only thing of note to tourists in the whole galaxy is a race of critters on one planet industriously restoring otherwise permanently lost plant food to the atmosphere.

Eric in Boise

Did anyone else look at that picture of M. Halfbright and think "Hillary in (x) years."?

The inner beauty of prog women just shines on through.

See Warren, Elizabeth.

narciso

it's turtles all the way down:

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/491602017228713984

Ignatz

Place obligatory Barbara Mikulski reference here__________.

Beasts of England

Nice looking slab of real estate the Obamas have escrowed out in the land of JOMers. $4.25M looks like a fair price for that kinda weather and amenities. Good for them. At least they're planning on vacating Pennsylvania Avenue! ;)

Jim Miller

For those who are wondering about the chances of all those hard drive failures in Lerner's group happening by accident, I just linked to an app that calculates the odds for you. (And lets you experiment with the parameters.)

Ignatz

Just out of curiosity, did Perdue promise a chicken in every pot, or perhaps, given societal trends, some pot in every chicken?

rich@gmu

Posted by: Beasts of England | July 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM-

ahhh, the bright side.

Jim-

is it billions-to-one? not only her but a bunch of lackeys and toadies she was in communications with ...

#itwasonly18minutes

Jane on Ipad

I think Obama is hoping to have a really hard time when he no longer gets to command that everyone love him. Twill be a lonely life in that big house.

narciso

he's a discount store magnate,

rich@gmu

damn 1 in 740,246,262,612 by using his default settings.

someone at the IRS ought to play powerball tomorrow night.

Jim Miller

rich - It's more fun if you do the calculation yourself. Click on my name to get to my post; click on probabilities to get to the app, and then use either the default numbers (I didn't), or enter your own.

narciso

I know, shocker also a contrast to quarterbright, and Hillary


http://therightscoop.com/you-wont-believe-what-sarah-palin-was-caught-doing/

Jim Miller

Sorry for the crossed comments.

One point he (and I) didn't mention: It is likely that hard drives have become more reliable since 2007. So you can experiment with that number, too.

Beasts of England

I believe he's a former CEO of Dollar General, Ig.

Stephanie

The tea party is dead.

From the AJC:

Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk convincingly defeated former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr Tuesday in their bruising Republican primary runoff for the Atlanta area’s 11th Congressional District seat.

Loudermilk, who campaigned with strong support from tea party groups, will head to Washington as no Democrats have gotten on the ballot for the 11th District, which covers all of Bartow and Cherokee counties and parts of Cobb and Fulton counties.

Also Tuesday evening, Jody Hice, a former Baptist minister who ran with substantial tea party backing, bested Jackson trucking company executive Mike Collins in the GOP primary runoff for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, a vast territory that stretches from eastern Gwinnett County to the Savannah River.

rich@gmu

he was making a joke about Perdue and chicken ... a brand of chicken and turkey, Perdue Farms.

Jim-

>>>Our tool's results indicate the probability of the events in question occurring by purely random chance. If you want to find the odds that IRS employees deliberately targeted President Barack Obama's political opposition and have since attempted to cover up evidence of their unlawful conduct, just subtract the percentage odds above from 100% to find the odds of that.... <<<

Yep, via the link. Pretty much gets it here.

Could someone have introduced some sort of virus or other type of ew technique to zap a group of hard drives in a building?

sbw

rse, thanks for the pointer.

I'll look at it tomorrow . . . after I spend an hour in a class of 7th graders seeing if, explaining individuals, journalism and society to them, I can make it accessible to them.

Stephanie

Correct BoE. Perdue and Kingston, either was acceptable.

Bob Barr getting his ass kicked was not surprising as he's gone kinda nutty.

Interestingly, most of the folks with the (I) after their name lost. Both sides of the aisle. Verrry interesting.

narciso

they could have set off an EMP generator and it would be less suspicious;


you know they leave out the whole murder at the fundraiser bit;

http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/true-blood-characters-use-explicit-language-to-describe-texas-republicans-ted-cruz-supporters.html/

Eric in Boise

Twill be a lonely life in that big house.

Jane, I'm not sure he'll be there much. He'll be jetting around the world, giving speeches for hundreds of thousands per pop, all with the undying adoration of the world press.

If you think the Clintons are disgusting insufferable grifters, wait 'till you see Barky and Mooch ante White House.

Captain Hate

Bob Barr getting his ass kicked was not surprising as he's gone kinda nutty.

Not a long journey by my memory; maybe just beyond the driveway.

Stephanie

And when the president brought up the media as partly to blame, he remarked, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.”

If that line strikes you as odd, it’s probably because a number of times, in reaction to a variety of different scandals, the president or people speaking for him said he learned about these scandals in the news.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-i-dont-watch-much-news-whatever-theyre-reporting-about-usually-i-know/

Fookin loony.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

I believe that Perdue and Kingston had made their peace before tonight's results and pledged support for the winner. Somewhat unlike Mississippi.

My former law partner and good friend was elected Superior Court Judge for Fulton County tonight as well.

All in all all a pretty good night.

Stephanie

The numbers who turned out and voted in the primary as reps v as dems is astonishing. In some districts it's a 4 to 1 margin.

narciso

this fits my theory of Doha as 'Kevin Bacon' in all of the events from Syria to Suffolk;

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/obama-signs-11-billion-arms-deal-with-hamass-greatest-ally

glasater

Jane-

It was offered in one of the random twitter "follow" side bars and showed I was blocked by 0. Have not a clue why that would show up but it did :)

Stephanie

Kingston's facebook post:

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support over the course of this campaign.

I called David Perdue to congratulate him and offer my support for his campaign in the General Election. We need to unite to defeat Nunn in November.

The fight for conservative values is not over.

Captain Hate

I hope you're sitting down for this shocker:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2014/07/22/zbigniew-blames-disgustingly-destructive-netanyahu

narciso

I got my fainting couch out, after the Huntress
was caught speeding:

quarterbright was his protege in the NSC in the Carter administration,

rich@gmu

good thing I cleaned off the fainting couch for that.

rich@gmu

lol...

Stephanie

Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a “Ted Cruz fundraiser.”

Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends….

https://www.facebook.com/tedcruzpage/posts/10152587281057464

narciso

Actually my paisan, seems to miss the point, it wasn't explicit in Charlaine Harris's telling, but Alan Ball has made the vampire the victim, like a certain overrepresented minority, and consequently in their eyes,
'by any means necessary'

Ignatz

Bloodsucking fiends now wear the white hats in lalaland.

Neo

The China-US sorpasso is looming. I do not mean the much-exaggerated moment when China's GDP will overtake America's GDP -- which may not happen in the lifetime of anybody reading this blog post -- as China slows to more pedestrian growth rates (an objective of premier Li Keqiang.)

The sorpasso may instead be the ominous moment when China's debt ratios overtake the arch-debtor itself.

I had presumed that this inflection point was still a very long way off, but a new report from Stephen Green at Standard Chartered argues that China's aggregate debt level has reached 251 per cent of GDP, as of June.

LUN

narciso

Up till now, Cruz, was only associated with some shady financiers in a portrairon 'the Black List' while the Huntress was depicted
as being President during a zombie plague on 'Supernatural' and summoning an invasion of space nazis in 'Iron Sky;

Ignatz

Speaking of blood sucking fiends; pretty sure this guy

is the King of the Vampires henchman in The Strain.

Ignatz

China = Japan, only China is blowing itself up at the equivalent of Japan in 1959 instead of 1989.

Ignatz

Time for POI.

Stephanie

beasts:

http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/07/golf-music-video-queen-bohemian-rhapsody.html

Neo

Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere

Classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism: any parent who discovered these hidden lessons will be glad the show's star just quit

For the record, all the "villains" on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I'd like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke -- and they are all pumping out smoke -- it's not hard to make the leap into the race territory.

Who knew ?

narciso

Actually he looks better than Zbig, if you mean Palmer, he always looked preternally
creepy.

Stephanie

What happened to the IT Managers?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/what-happened-irs-it-asset-management-team_796839.html

Geeks asking questions.

narciso

they were the ones previously watching Snowden,

you know the Strigoi, are blood thirsty ghouls with stingers, but they don't sell us this carp

Stephanie

As the owner of about $2K in Thomas the Tank Engine track, trains, etc, that article is hilarious. That TtTE stuff was bought for my daughter.

I blame ismists who are sanctimonious asshats for the decline of the civilization. They are worse than the imams who see problems with squash and cucumbers that they may impart impure thoughts to muslims. Those purporting to live in the 21st century should know better.

Long Live Sir Topham Hatt!

narciso

Brainslug is going to starve poor thing:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/22/sally-kohn-how-can-israel-supporters-argue-the-idfs-violence-is-justified-but-hamas-isnt/

Stephanie

Charles Vonderheid is an idiot and should be removed from contact with kids of any age.

http://www.kcci.com/news/officer-points-gun-at-boy-scout-at-canadian-border/27078396#!bkfWZa


Charles Vonderheid with the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America said he thinks that it was important for scouts to learn about laws on the trip.

“We want to make sure they follow the rules. A Scout is a good citizen,” he said. “It would be a great lesson in civics for that young man and that troop.”


narciso

maybe there's ergot in the corn.

Stephanie

Interesting if true...

http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/obama/msnbc-anchor-resigns-admits-spreading-lies-behalf-obama/

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