Powered by TypePad

« Time Heals All Wounds, or, This Too Shall Pass | Main | Take Me Out To The Ball Game »

July 03, 2014

Comments

Exasperated

Obama doesn't get praise every 5 minutes so he's forced to campaign to feed his oversized ego.

Posted by: maryrose | July 03, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Au contraire.

Think about that, Maryrose. Does that make sense to you?

I'm inclined to suspect that he is very VERY insecure. For which he tries to compensate with his goofy bravado and his too often inappropriate behavior.

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

We just missed the increased security in Paris yesterday. But I have to say, it is not even close to the anal retentive approach we take and that is somewhat bothersome.

There is no one at the start of security lines checking ID's and boarding passes. Lots of people walk their friends or wives or girlfriends up to the machines before bidding adieu. At check in there are no questions at all. But they do require you to take out your iPad and laptop, your belt but not your shoes.

Now they are really nervous as we are by the new breed of Syrian trained domestic Brit, French and Belgian jihadi. What took so long to recognize this eventuality I have no idea but better late than never.

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

Forgot to post this Telly article on the increased security.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10943971/Fears-terrorists-will-target-planes-with-computer-and-human-bombs.html

centralcal

Just a little "inside JOM" tee hee for long timers here who will get the reference (well, sort of - lol)!

Ben Shapiro ‏@benshapiro 4m

My sister would freak out if she knew I'd be hanging out with @SeanAstin next week. I will be bringing Anduril. http://twitter.yfrog.com/nz5cpwij?sa=0

-----

If the link in the Tweet works, you will get to see the "Anduril" Ben refers too.

Danube on iPad

No to your most recent question, Ext, at least in the case of Christopher Hitchens. He was an unabashed admirer of the Founders and what they achieved, but wrote at some length about his belief that Jefferson fathered a child with Hemmings.

Extraneus

Weekly Standard (trigger warning due to their crazy popups and automcatic new-tab links to "Is this the end of Viagra?"):

IRS Lawyers Ready for Busy Week Ahead

“Responding to a motion filed Monday by True the Vote, a Houston-based conservative nonprofit at the center of IRS targeting during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns, Walton issued an order Tuesday to hear arguments next week."

Why do they do this?

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

CC,

Its a reference from Lord of the Rings:

"he sword of Elendil was forged anew by Elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes; for Aragorn, son of Arathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor. Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andúril, Flame of the West."

Extraneus

Would a liberal website call a non-profit a "liberal" non-profit, especially one that was targeted by the IRS?

Rob Crawford

What's the point in taking Anduril to Sean Astin? Sam carried a barrow-knife and, for a time, Sting. Oh, and a set of cooking pots.

"Hey, this is a replica of what a much more handsome actor and more impressive character carried in that movie you were in. Cool, huh?"

centralcal

Oh, I know JiB - but on first read of the Tweet, one might think of another Anduril (a human one). Actually, if the link above did work, you can see that Ben was gifted a very fancy Anduril with its own mount and everything.

Extraneus

Thanks for the Hitchens reference, DoT. I agree he wasn't a moonbat, and I also think we shouldn't judge Jefferson so harshly even if he did father a child with Sally Hemmings.

For one thing, it could very well have been a relatively wholesome relationship, within the constraints of the time; and for another, Jefferson also fathered today's Democrat Party.

Extraneus

You guys are flirting with disaster by creating a search result for And*r*l.

centralcal

Oh carp! Sorry about that Extraneus! My bad.

Danube on iPad

"Jefferson also fathered today's Democrat Party."

So we know he sired at least one bastard.

MarkO

"In any case, the D of I is like 100 years old and in a strange language. Who really knows what it means."

Not the Constitutional scholar who does not know the meaning of the phrase "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

By the way, I know I would have been circumspect with my slaves.

Threadkiller

LOL, Danube!!

lyle

Someone linked Ace earlier about the Faceplant Data Mining scam. Loved this comment:

If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold.
jimmyk

Hitchens may be the one exception, as it sure seems that those jumping to the conclusion that TJ fathered Sally Hemmings' child have an agenda much like that of this Danielle Allen. Or climate change. When "science" is abused by claims of certainty when there is none, there is always an agenda.

Beasts of England

TJ may have fathered the dem party, but he'd hate those rat bastards every bit as much as I do. And for good reason.

Frau Brennnesseln

Ext - imho the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings was the linchpin of "They all did/do it" and defamation of the Founding Fathers by the left.

The charges of "statutory rape" and "Adulterer on Mt. Rushmore" were perfect charges without actual proof. Mr. Murray stated,

"With these findings the balance shifts, suspicions become probabilities."

Consider this
"...Thomas Jefferson was 65 years old and Sally Hemings 37, raher than the 14-year-old ingenue of folklore, in the year that Eston was born."

Jane

DoT,

Did you ever meet Louis Zamperini?

What an amazing man!

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

--Anyone who thinks punctuation at the time of the Founding corresponds to that of today should take a close look st the Second Amendment.

Posted by: Danube on iPad | July 03, 2014 at 02:19 PM --

That was kinda my thought; who knows what jots and tittles this broad is gonna find around "a well regulated militia" and "the right of the people".
We'll end up carving our guns out of soap with this kind of skollarship.

Jane

It was 146 degrees here today - and humid.


Well it felt like 146 degrees.

I kept trying to channel October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May.

Rob Crawford
We'll end up carving our guns out of soap with this kind of skollarship.

Good news! We'll have soap!

jimmyk

In the early years of the republic, the Federalist party was small government, "Democratic" party even smaller government. Jefferson would not have liked the later Dems pro-slavery stance. But Democrat becoming synonymous with big government didn't really happen till the 20th century.

Jane

CC,


That is exactly what I thought anduril looked like.

Dave (in MA)

Cripes, I open my laptop only to find a Hobbit nerdfest. ZZZzzzzz. Might as well talk about golf.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

--I'm inclined to suspect that he is very VERY insecure.--

Of course he is. Every bloviating boaster and Narcissist is insecure.
A seemingly huge ego is not only not inconsistent with insecurity it is virtually inseparable.

Exasperated

Yeah, and Mt. Rushmore would be carved out of soap, too.

Beasts of England

'...is not only not inconsistent...'

This also requires a beer! ;)

centralcal

Heh, Jane. Actually, Ben's version is more attractive than what I imagined.

Rick B

jimmyk,

TJ styled himself an epicurean and his pastimes support the styling. Only Otto could find "any port in a storm" in Epicurus. It would be interesting to know if he ever discussed "created equal" with the Bourbon court during his solicitations of aid. The fact they truly lost their heads over Rousseau's nonsense is no indication of great favor towards the idea. I could see him discussing "pursuit of happiness" (on epicurean terms) with them but never created equal.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I'm with Frau as usual; the same dipsticks who yammer about Jefferson's highly speculative love child don't utter a syllable about Shakedown Jackson's real life bastard daughter whom he's stiffed on support payments as figuratively as he literally did to her mother.

Rob Crawford
Cripes, I open my laptop only to find a Hobbit nerdfest. ZZZzzzzz. Might as well talk about golf.

How about a Tolkien quote about how Hobbits invented golf?

Dave (in MA)

:-)

maryrose

I agree with Frau and Captain:
Until the dems are willing to own up to Kennedy's all 3 of them and Clinton's inappropriate sexual behavior, i will not listen to their rewrites of history. i remember some disturbing tales about Ben franklin that changed my view of politicians forever.

maryrose

I believe I am in the minority not having seen an entire Ring movie.
I did however see a high school production of the "Hobbit" that my sister was in. I recently found out that little sis was offered a bigger role but didn't take it because most of her friends were not in it. Peer pressure even back then. My only stage performance came in the High school production of "Finian's Rainbow in which I played a sharecropper. Many of my friends were in it.

Beasts of England

What's a Hobbit?

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

on FB -

Patriot4Freedom

MissM - Great news re finding Norman !
So glad to hear of your sister's amazing luck.

maryrose

Janet:
Wonderful posting. Today's winner along with MM's news about Norman!

Jane

I believe I am in the minority not having seen an entire Ring movie.

I have no idea what a "Ring movie" is.

maryrose

narciso:
Due to a power outage on Monday night I missed the last half hour of 24. What happened after the torture started?

Beasts of England

Yea, Jane!! That's two of us! (Although I assume it's Lord of the Rings)

narciso

Great news, about norman, miss norman. The ring is useful for a number of instances, the taxonomy of our flying monkeys, from troll to nazgul, the bravery of the hobbits, the resolute Ness of Gandalf, the clueless mess of theoden, my shorthand for Mccain

maryrose

Jane:
Those movies called ' Order of the Ring" Defense of the King"with Sean Astin and another short young actor who se name escapes me at the moment.

maryrose

Beasts:
it is Lord of the Rings my mistake.

henry

The books were fine. No interest in the movies.

jimmyk

remember some disturbing tales about Ben franklin

I read Isaacson's bio of Franklin, and I don't remember anything so awful. He had an illegitimate son before he was married, but he acknowledged it and raised him with his wife. And I guess his marriage was some kind of common-law arrangement, but that was because she'd been abandoned by her first husband and wasn't allowed to marry officially. I think he was a bit of a ladies' man in Paris, but that was after his wife had died.

narciso

The Russians intercepted jack and Kate , on the way to getting cross, tipped off by boudreau, the other weasel bureaucrat.cheng zhi, has used the override device to launch a missile at a Chinese ship.

Now act of valor is on f/x

MaryD

Trying to catch up after a lot of real life happenings.

Miss M -- SO happy to hear that Norman is ok and has been reunited with your sister!

OT -- hubby and I went down to Stratham yesterday for the festivities with Scott Brown and Mitt Romney. John Sunnunu was also there, and each of the three gave a good and short rallying speech. There were 500 or so of us gathered in the 95 degree heat. Cute Boy Scouts were grilling hot dogs and selling bottled water, which was much appreciated. A great crowd and a very good event.

We are experiencing some pretty good thunder and lightning here in New Hampshire, and the forecast is for storms all night and rain tomorrow. Flood warnings are also posted. Parts of Maine also affected -- hi Marlene, how are you doing if you're here?

The pops concert in Boston was rescheduled for the first time in its history for tonight because of Arthur. Hope they're better off than we are.

henry

Jimmyk, "early to bed, early to rise" -- Ben didn't hide what he was up to.

maryrose

narciso:
Thanks for the update.
Jimmyk: I will get the book you eluded to on Ben Franklin.I was referring to his Paris days.
I just finished reading a great book By Ibelieve Susan Mok kidd entitled "The Invention of Wings"

Beasts of England

In my readings of Franklin I discerned that he certainly enjoyed the company of beautiful women - a novel concept - but was all bark and no bite, due to his advanced age. Screw bifocals, he should have invented Viagra.

maryrose

should be alluded and Monk-Kidd..the hour grows late.
Happy 4th of July to all in advance.

Jane

Still doesn't ring a bell maryrose. It's not you, it's me.

Jane

Mary,

Tell me about Scott Brown. Tell me what you like and don't like.

Dave (in MA)
I believe I am in the minority not having seen an entire Ring movie.
My manager at the time took us all out to see each one as they were released. I saw about half of the first and half of the second, but spent the remainder examining the insides of my eyelids. For #3, I managed to drink 3 large cups of coffee and remained conscious for the whole thing, not that it made any difference.
Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

From the Zerohedge IMF link;

People are blind. They think this is authorization to go get the rich. They are going after everyone for the “rich” are tiny players in the game. People do not want to hear that. They want to think the rich can pay the bills for everyone else. That is not practical and even Julius Caesar recognized that they may be a small group, but they are the engine of the economy that creates jobs. It would have been popular for him to wipe out all the rich who he was against. But in the end, he had to solve the debt crisis by simply retroactively attribute all interest to capital in order to solve the debt crisis that led to the first civil war.

George Santayana comes to mind for some reason.

narciso

I recommend the great upheaval, by Jay vinik, as
A great snapshot of the era, distinguishing our republic with the French Jacob democracy with Catherine attempt at perestroika

Laura White

Ok, no Return of the King, but Return of Norman--good enough!! Congratulations on one found little dog!

jimmyk

Henry, I see what you did there.... I guess I never thought of that phrase quite that way.

narciso

I think the parallel is closer to Catiline, not
Caesar, an unscrupulous demagogue

narciso

Someone who would use the phrase economic patriotism As a watchword

Miss Marple

I am glad I could report happy news about Norman.

Heading to bed, although someone is setting off very loud fireworks and every time one goes off, all three dogs yip and bark. I think it will be a while before i fall aslee.

Good night, everyone!

bobbymike

typical leftist progressive.

A single period now means government (re Obama) can do anything it wants.

What about the entire Constitution and Federalist papers...........meaningless.

MaryD

Jane, I am to the right of Attila politically, and obviously Scott is not, so your question is a good one.

I, like a lot of NH Republicans and conservatives, am totally committed to getting rid of Mrs. William Shaheen, and breaking up their cozy family racket of bilking taxpayers. She is also a Barack Obama sock puppet, she is lousy about meeting and directly communicating with her constituents. She operates behind a shield of staffers. She votes for Federal regulations, and her husband make a living by navigating companies around them.

WRT Scott, I have met and talked to both Scott and his wife, and really like them personally. They are a couple of achievers who have made it in the private sector, and don't come across as scripted at all. They are both friendly and very down to earth (he plows his own driveway, and does the family grocery-shopping because he's a better bargain hunter than she is) and I doubt either one of them would succumb to the Washington syndrome of "me ruler; you peasant". I also think that he is the only one with the ability to beat Mrs. Shaheen.

I have no problem with the fact that Scott deviated from the Republican leadership line when he represented Massachusetts, because I think the Republican leadership is composed of complete assholes, and I would rather have someone vote for what he thinks is right even if it doesn't meet with my standards of perfection. I also like the fact that he is totally committed to repealing Obamacare which in my book counts for a lot.

On the negative side, he could surprise me with a Vote that is off the wall, but our current representation (Mrs. Shaheen and the pathetic Annie Kuster) does off the wall as a matter of course.
This is just off the top of my head. Hope it helps, but feel free to grill me, Counselor. :-)

Jane

Mary,

I have nothing to bicker with you about. About 2 weeks after he was sworn in, I visited Scott in Washington. He told me he couldn't believe the place and how it operated. EVERYTHING was about raising money, and nothing was about anything else.

About a month later, he appeared to succumb. Now that's not to say I would not have voted for him, but it is about the biggest lesson on DC I can imagine. And frankly it is for some reason, so compelling,he moved to another state to do it again.

That said, I would still vote for him over shaheen.

Skoot

From the NYT on today's SCOTUS order on Wheaton college.

"...allow the college’s employees and students “to obtain, without cost, the full range” of contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration. On receiving notification from the college, the government, the majority said, would then be free “to facilitate the provision of full contraceptive coverage.”

I'm out of my lane, for sure, but how can the gov't pay for (facilitate) drugs , understood by the Hooby Looby decision to cause abortion, with taxpayer monies?

I would think some group will sue if it comes to that.

MaryD

Hi Jane, I don't think you're bickering at all, I was just concerned that I hadn't answered your question adequately.

I am totally in the dark about your comment that he "succumbed" -- would love to hear a little detail.

jimmyk

The AP article on that Wheaton College order has this about the work-around for religious non-profits:

The Obama administration had already offered a way out of paying for the contraceptives to faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals. They must fill out the document known as Form 700 that enables their insurers or third-party administrators to take on the responsibility of paying for the birth control. The employer does not have to arrange the coverage or pay for it. Insurers get reimbursed by the government through credits against fees owed under other provisions of the health care law.

I wonder about that last part, but the whole thing still seems absurdly complex for something so trivial in terms of cost if it weren't covered.

Jane

Mary,

He changed. And he changed quickly. Like he wasn't even the person he had been before. A close friend of mine was his best friend in the MA legislature and he thought the same thing. It was if he was "of the people", and then became Washington, and the only reason to be "of the people" was to get back to Washington.

BTW the hurricane has apparently just hit here

narciso

He signed on to Dodd Frank, which was designed by Red Squaw, his future opponent, the now un constituents recess appointments, the Start treaty, the dream act

Jane

A caveat: I met Scott several times but I doubt he would remember me if he fell over me, so take what I say in context.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I wish Scott Brown would explain his vote for Dodd-Frank, a truly horrendous piece of legislation which will hamper the economy as long as it stays in place. I know he's rationalized as it being for "jobs" but that is a ludicrous answer unless he's talking about meaningless bureaucratic jobs to comply with the law; an answer steeped in sophistry.

Jane

Oh and i like his wife Gayle very much too.

(and now I will shut up - I hope.)

MaryD

That's scary and sobering, Jane, as it goes to one of my reasons for liking him. I hope I haven't been hornswaggled.

Good luck with the hurricane -- any news about the pops concert -- are they getting flooded out? WRT to the pops -- I can remember going to the common for concerts when I was in grad school at BC --- the lawn was practically deserted and you didn't have to get there early. Boy, am I old!

MaryD

Thanks to narciso and Captain for the comments on Dodd-Frank -- I will ask him specifically about that as soon as I get a chance.

MaryD

10:01 comment

common = esplanade -- senior moment

Beasts of England

My Mom called a few minutes ago and asked if I was at the lake, and if so, could she take me to breakfast Saturday at this old school cafe about fifteen minutes from here. I told her I was at the lake, but that I had a date Friday night...

She said 'That's ok, I meant Saturday morning.' So I hemmed and hawed a little and repeated my statement about having a date Friday night. She hesitated a second and said 'Oohhh'. And I was relieved not to have to spell out that dates these days often last into the wee hours, next days, and even days on end.

She then asked 'Now, Paul, what are you going to do if you get one of these little girls pregnant?' I told her I was trying my best, to which she replied using the official Mom-convention - all three of my names. lol. She loves me. If only for the free entertainment. ;)

narciso

THere seems to be another analogy from the Ring series, the ring makes people act in ways they shouldn'that Is unchecked got power

AliceH

how can the gov't pay for (facilitate) drugs , understood by the Hooby Looby decision to cause abortion, with taxpayer monies?

I believe this is due to Federal policy of accepting the American College of Some-Doctors (I forget the specific name) medical definition that pregnancy begins after implantation. Preventing a fertilized egg from implantation therefore doesn't "count" as abortion.

Many states (and, incidentally, according to a 2005 survey, most OB/GYNs) define the beginning of pregnancy earlier from fertilization (about 2 weeks earlier).

Liberals' appeals to authority notwithstanding, there is not yet any consensus in the law or by medical professionals.

Rick B

"the ring makes people act"

Tolkien would shake his head no on that one.

DrJ

Rick, please check your email.

Jane

Mary,

He is probably the best that you can do. I still like him a lot, I'm just disappointed. I suspect being in New England is the disappointment.

Our fireworks have been moved to Sat nite, so I assume there is an endgame.

Re: the pops concert. I'm 52 miles away. We get weather before they do, so hopefully they made it.

narciso

Well it's shorthand, I give you Stein Hauer ' s unintentional illustration of the problem.it makes the point that even if Mcdaniel lost which they see as a fast accompli, he would more powerful in certain circles, using sketches of the Huntress, chicola, and Allen west, the sole
Grownup, Newman I mean Dayspring

Captain Hate

MaryD, I think it's great that you'll have a chance to ask him about that. Based on his performances a couple times on FNS, he seems like an ideal candidate; thoughtful on issues, says most of the right things, good looking on camera. And he kept his promise on voting against 404Care. It's the other things. Plus there's something about carpetbagging to another state which really rubs me the wrong way.

MaryD

Thanks for the reply, Jane. I'm about to hit the sack, and hope that the storms have cooled things off a bit.

Good luck with Arthur!

narciso

They seem upset that other parties, mere peons, really? have any influence at all

Frau Automaklerin

swb - my best--very tardy--suggestion for the VW back lot sale:
Preisvergnügen or Pricevergnügen.

MaryD

Hi Captain, I haven't hit the sack quite yet, but the carpetbagging thing is the least of my problems. I was born in the Bronx, raised on Long Island, spent a lot of my adult life in the mid-Hudson valley working for IBM, moved to Massachusetts after retiring and did consulting work. The hubby and I moved to New Hampshire and are settled here because we see it as the last partially sane place in New England. Every move North we've made has been called by us as "Thank God, we just got out in time".

So I have a bit of sympathy for the Browns for getting out of Massachusetts. Maybe not just for getting elected but also for being around more compatible people. Maybe I'm naive.

daddy

Maryrose,

The Isaacson bio of Franklin that JimmyK mentioned is a wonderful read. Glad you're going to read it. I recall a few years back commenting here how I could not understand how Isaacson having written such a marvelous, perceptive book, could then write this in 2009:

"Benjamin Franklin would, I think, have been pleased, even tickled, by the election of Barrack Obama as President. He believed that America's foundational virtue, the key to creating a pluralist democracy, was tolerance---the humility to allow people of different faiths, backgrounds, and ethnic origins to be equal participants in the nation's civic life.

Franklin was a very practical man, and I wrote my biography of him partly to celebrate the idea that a healthy democracy requires pragmatic people who can find common ground during times of great partisan division. I hoped that more politicians would emerge who were sage and sensible, and I came to believe that Obama was the most like Franklin of all our national politicians. I suspect that Franklin would appreciate the way that Obama held true to certain core values while displaying a willingness to be practical and bridge partisan divides. He would also approve of Obama's leadership style, which involves doing a lot of listening and being able to work collaboratively with strong characters.

I hope the benefit of hindsight has shown him how mistaken that perception was.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

I was out marking trees today when a mama Mountain Quail popped out right underfoot and then started squeaking and acting like it had a broken wing about 10 feet away. Figured there was a nest underfoot but then about 7 or 8 tiny, cute, little baby quail squirted out from under a lupine about a foot away, scattering in all directions. Could have fit each one in a table spoon. Mom escorted me out of the area with extreme prejudice.

What a great job.

narciso

Well Schama who was so.perceptive In citizens, as Captain has noted with the French revolution? Doesn't recognize the Same pattern in the present day,

Another example is that fellow who wrote that mystery with Nicole and Michael had some moon bat notions around the time of the election

daddy

Good luck Jane and East coasters, weather wise.

Just doing catch-up and I see JiB had to divert to Boston last night. We came across last night London to Indy, and we were rerouted multiple times due to weather fronts clobbering the East Coast (not hurricane related) so I fully understand how he wound up in Boston.

T'is that time of year.

narciso

Nicollo and Michalengelo

daddy

Iggy,

I don't know which story is better, yours or Miss Marple's rescue of cute pup Norman, but both are wonderful to read about.

Captain Hate

People see what they want to see. That 2004 convention speech sent all the reactions by the usual suspects to 'eleven'. The trouble is that many people who voted against him were willing to suspend disbelief and hope he was much better than what their lying eyes and ears told them.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

The apoplectic overreaction from the left, including the dopes on the SCOTUS, regarding Hooby Looby and now Wheaton college reminds us, as though we needed it, that the left is engaged in a project both deeply insane and deeply evil.

They demand every personal predilection they indulge be treated first as a right and then as an entitlement that the rest of us are compelled, not just to endure, but to provide, pay for and endorse at the pain of abuse, shaming, shunning and unemployment, if not civil and criminal liability.

The only difference between these disgusting creeps and the Bolsheviks or the National Socialists is our totalitarians are somehow even more personally corrupt and decadent and are almost without exception far too chicken to risk their own hides in their great cause, depriving the rest of us of the one true pleasure committed international and national socialists provide; getting to shoot the bastards.

Captain Hate

Well MaryD, I'm confident your moves were made for the right reason. Maybe Brown's is too.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Wilson/Plame