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September 23, 2014

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Jeff Dobbs

I wasn't ready for Sunday to end.

glasater

Me too, Hit.

Marcia.

Ignorant, or disingenuous. Always the same question, the same question.

fdcol63

As Instapundit says, "journalists" are just Democratic Party operatives with bylines.

Jeff Dobbs

The JOM Style Guide, under the section title "Narcisoisms" clearly requires that the name Mark Landler must always include the descriptive phrase "Tiger Beat".

Exasperated

First (and most outraged)!

Threadkiller

Is this the same NYT that resolved The Selma Fib?

Extraneus

Poor Mark Landler. He'll have plenty of company soon. A lot of his friends and heroes will be eating their words over the coming days and weeks.

narciso

thanks hit,

welcome to the part, pal

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/10/treasury_further_exp.php

the head of the Khorassan group, note who his deputy was.

peter

hit at 11:21 is LUN the reason why?

NKrebooting

TomM-- good god man it's even worse than you suggest. As HotAir pointed out, the NYT in March 2003 did an analysis of GWB Coalition in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and they listed the dozens of nations involved and the military and logistical support they were providing, the March 2003 NYT link is below-- was Tiger Beat Landler a part of that 2003 NYT Q&A?:

http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot1_032803.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As&_r=0

Threadkiller

Obama saved the electorate from Khorasan!!

Beckel was on to something.

Captain Hate

The calories are settled:

http://therightscoop.com/meghan-mccain-to-gop-accept-climate-change-or-you-wont-be-able-to-hunt-and-fish-as-much-or-something/

Comanche Voter

Unlike Obama, President Bush actually had some credibility with the nations he asked to join the coalition. An Obama promise is written in water--and other folks know that (to paraphrase the late Samuel Goldwyn) "An Obama oral promise is not worth the paper it's written on."

Dave (in MA)

See this after peter's link:

http://www.mediaite.com/print/the-onion-fools-the-new-york-times-with-fake-obama-tiger-beat-cover/

henry

The heavyweights are coming to WI on the 29th. I hope the state doesn't flip over.

NKrebooting

Henry-- hey, Christie is down 85lbs in 90 weeks or so. easy on the fat jokes and give him some credit! he's a lean-mean RINO machine.

matt

Jordan has pretty well kept out of Syria and would have no reason to start now. They have hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees as well and are ill equipped to go to war, even with a compromised Assad. I have my doubts.

Jeff Dobbs

In the Mark 'Tiger Beat' Landler article now:

Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners. Earlier on Wednesday, he called King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to enlist his support for the plan to step up training of the Syrian rebels.

See wingnuts, smart diplomacy:

Obama Bows to Saudi King

peter

The approach Mr. Obama is taking is similar to the one Mr. Bush took. I love it. How soon before, "The approach the Obama administration is taking to the Benghazi, fast and furious, and IRS scandals is similar to the approach the Nixon administration took"?

Threadkiller

As CNN unravels the mystery of khorasan and how stunned they are with the administration's quick and decisive action to protect the homeland, I sit holding my breath waiting for them to discuss our southern border.

narciso

I guess he was still jayvee then:


http://www.globaljihad.net/view_page.asp?id=807

NKrebooting

So after the ISIS religion of peace slaughters some americans in the homeland by sending Jihadis through the Southern Border, does Obummer annoint himself a 'War President' to lead us in GWOTII "This time it's personal"I

Bori

Matt,

On the flip side, ISIS presented a big risk to Jordan as the likely next target on the caliphate list.

Which brings me to another point that seems to be ignored the name itself. Traditionally, the Caliph is the leader of the Arabs Muslims.

An established caliphate will therefore threaten the legitimacy of the governments of the Arab countries. All the other countries must pay fealty to the Caliph, or be deposed and replaced by someone who will.

I think this is why there is a big push to portray ISIS as non-Islamic as a way to delegitimize any claims on other Arab areas.

Threadkiller

If I heard Jennifer Griffin's report correctly the 6 Arab nations contributed 14 fighters that dropped ordinance.

Quite a coalition.

NKrebooting

OT-- for people here of a certain age, this harkens back to Braniff's 'we'll shake our tails for you' advert. We certainly taught those Vietnamese USA values back in the day:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2766343/VietJet-Air-slammed-publicity-images-featuring-scantily-clad-cabin-crew-leaked-online.html

Threadkiller

I guess women's choice ends when she chooses to wear a bikini because she chose to take good care of her body.

Marlene

henry @ 11:36...Michelle is coming to Maine to campaign for Michaud on Oct.3. The Planned Parenthood PAC chairwoman is also going to campaign for him. Because War on Women or something.

narciso

the real enemy,

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/violent-far-left-climate-protesters-attack-fossil-fuel-supporter-at-climatemarch-video/

Ot, already, at least two recent novels, end with the innauguration of Obama, or mention of his historic presidency, lord love a waterfowl,

Bori

Interesting article linking the new I-Phone and abortions. Both the detractors to the new I-Phone and abortions rights are centered on the right to privacy.

http://www.nysun.com/editorials/will-i-phones-end-abortion/88848/

MarkO

DOOM™®

NKrebooting

the war on womenz? OK let's elect the first women to Congress (or governor's mansion) from Iowa: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/23/flashback-my-new-best-friendbarack-obama-n1895196?utm_source=BreakingOnTownhallWidget_4&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingOnTownhall#!

Extraneus

Miss America Kira Kazantsev kicked out of sorority for hazing

I figured out why she hasn't been dethroned yet.

This isn't the first scandal for the new Miss America. She sparked controversy when it was revealed that she once participated in a three month internship for Planned Parenthood.
Threadkiller

Alan Dershowitz just explained to the CNN chick that the intelligence came from Israel but the administration isn't naming them as a coalition partner.

jimmyk on iPad

Bori's 12:20 is interesting, not for the connection to abortion, which is far fetched, but for the issues of surveillance and search. Giving a 'key' to authorities who get a warrant would seem to be a reasonable compromise.

jimmyk on iPad

"but the administration isn't naming them as a coalition partner."

No doubt the Arab countries insisted on that, they can't be seen as associating with icky Jews. There's ancient precedent:

"For the Egyptians could not dine with the Hebrews, since that would be abhorrent to the Egyptians" (Gen. 43:32).

NKrebooting

JimmyK-- GWB did the same thing in 2003, not naming Israel as a coalition partner, and GHWB likewise in 1991. All 3 Israel governments in place were fine with that I'm sure.

Extraneus

Noah Rothman is kind of a clueless wimp.

International community concerned America violating international law by striking Syria?

National security threats should always trump domestic political concerns, and Barack Obama is deserving of praise for committing to strikes against targets inside Syria which had executed attacks on American interests and were planning more to come.

Er, Noah? The whole thing is about domestic political concerns.

NKrebooting

The Rothman kid is clueless. he bats around .250 for sensible pieces; so he's a utility infielder.

GMax

Jump ball in Michigan? Rasmussen this AM says yes, within the MOE.

Michigan Senate: Peters (D) 41%, Land (R) 39%

Rick B

Jordan confirms participation as does the UAE. I wonder if Syria and Iran took a day off from bombing for Operation Polling Thunder? If the choose to bomb on the same days as coalition forces, it's going to be a bit difficult to determine whose bombs went astray when the first large civilian casualties occur.

NKrebooting

RickB-- that's not a problem. BBC World, CNN, won't be reporting on stuff like that, even al-Jizz will me muted about casualties.

Rick B

NK,

Amalgamated Headchoppers has a good PR department. There's no reason to think they won't blow up a bunch of kids and disseminate vids claiming US/Arab bombs to be the cause.

The War of Foley's Head has been a social media construct (like Tahrir, Maidan and Obama) since it began. The ability of Mahometan savages to raise the ante shouldn't be dismissed.

Danube on iPad

For those concerned about international law, see the doctrine of anticipatory self-defense. See more particularly the Caroline Affair.

But I don't much give a shit about international law.

NKrebooting

iRckB-- I'm not dismissing it. Going back to 1990s Video cassettes the Jihadis have been recruiting through alternative media. They'll propagandize amongst the would be jihadis showing blow'd up kiddie bodies caused by the Jews' Mule and the House of Saud/Gulf Sheik apostates. But the Legacy Media won't push that propaganda here like it did for Hamas in Gaza. After all, the Jooz aren't dropping the ordinance on ISIS.

GMax

Amalgamated Headchoppers has a good PR department.

No shit, its the only thing the Palis seem to excel at. Maybe that is why Democrats seem to take their side reflexively. A wide admiration for the ability to lie on command without regret...

fdcol63

" ... anticipatory self-defense ..."

I'm sure someone will pedantically claim there are "technical differences" between the two, but this sounds so much like "pre-emption".

Buckeye

NK @11:55

It all depends on whether the 'Muricans that get beheaded on the homeland are white or "colored".

NKrebooting

@1:35-- alas, that is very true. If only some white bitter clingers are offed by Amalgamated Headchoppers, then there is no upsidefor Obummer going Sonny Corleone.

centralcal

Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich 5m

Judge rules Dinesh D'Souza will not go to prison, despite misleading DOJ efforts to get him there.

Buckeye

Somehow Zero as Sonny Corleone just does not compute. Too much estrogen flowing in that guy.

Janet

Saluting with coffee-in-hand - http://instagram.com/p/tS-kCoD9l2/

what a guy...

Old Lurker

"Zero as Sonny Corleone"

Just tell me which wedding party member he would do up against the BR door and then I can decide...

centralcal

Janet - semi-saluting. Arrogant pipsqueak.

Janet

He leaves Michelle behind too.

NKrebooting

If ISIS blows up a Planned Parenthood mill or a La Raza office... Obummer will adopt that Sonny Corleone personna, and he'd make Moochelle war time Consiliere.

lyle

What about Michelle's behind?

NKrebooting

And OL goes THERE....
to make the analog proper, it would have to be some dude with a orifice medical condition, akin to Lucy's: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Mancini

NKrebooting

Lyle WAIT-- were you responding to Janet or OL. If you're responding to OL, TomM might shut this thread down right now.

NKrebooting

Where are the 'Domestic Abuse' scolds on this one: http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/us-soccer-happy-to-let-solo-play-despite-domestic-violence-charges-092314

lyle

LOL. Relish the ambiguity, NK.

Dave (in MA)

I salute Obama in the manner of Jon Pabelbon.

Dave (in MA)

It's unfortunate that the lid didn't pop off.
Coffee... he seems like more of a celestial seasonings chamomile guy.

Dave (in MA)

ht Clarice, D'Souza got probation.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe they got confused and thought the defendant was a guy named Dinesh, a Democrat from Souza, and assigned the harshest Democrat-level sentence.

Old Lurker

:-)

lyle

Just a reminder about what an idiot Dame Peggy was/is. TRIGGER WARNING IF YOU'VE ALREADY EATEN! (from Powerline):

He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent, still the primary and almost only area in which his executive abilities can be discerned, he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make. We witnessed from him this year something unique in American politics: He took down a political machine without raising his voice.

I suppose I could be charitable and blame it on post menopausal hot flashes and not something more primal than that...

Jane

Actually he got 6 months of confinement in a halfway house and then probation. Better than jail time, but still...

Jane

Community confinement is a condition of probation or supervised release. It involves residence in a halfway house, restitution center, community treatment center, mental health facility, alcohol or drug rehabilitation center, or other community facility. It also includes participation in gainful employment, employment search efforts, vocational training, treatment, community service, educational programs, or similar other facility approved programs during their nonresidential hours. Basically community confinement is imposed as a condition of pre release custody and programming, before serving the last ten percent of the prison sentence. Community confinement is given for a period not exceeding six months.

centralcal

Smoking Gun says 8 months, not 6, Jane. Looks like "Re-Education" in store for Dinesh!


For the first eight months of his probation term, D’Souza will have to live in a "community confinement center" in San Diego, ordered Judge Richard Berman, who also fined D’Souza $30,000 and directed him to undergo “therapeutic counseling.” D’Souza will also have to perform one day per week of community service during his probation term.

NKrebooting

"therapeutic counseling'-- why do I get the mental image of Malcolm McDowell in Clock work Orange?

Dave (in MA)

Jane, that's what I get for only reading the synopsis on FB and not the article.

Thomas Collins
"“therapeutic counseling.”

Soft totalitarianism is still totalitarianism.

Squaredance may post at times in an unduly contentious personal manner, but on substance, squaredance is on target.

Janet

m

GMax

Usually gainfully employed individuals ( which I am assuming Dinesh is ) are required to pay for their halfway house lodging, room and board. Movements are confined by the judge, he may not cross state lines willy nilly and has to report his location to his probation officer. Might also be restriction on alcohol consumption.

It aint a picnic, but it beats the living hell out of prison.

So which of the two employees ratted Dinesh out? Who else would have known he reimbursed them? The very first guy convicted of this, made illegal donations to Senator Alan Cranston, so this law has been around a long time.

BeenThereDoneThat

If every Democrat politician were sentenced re D'Souza for commensurate illegalities, there would be not one Democrat politician left on Capitol Hill.

Extraneus

Joe Biden 2012: Can you believe Mitt Romney wants to hit Syria?

All of which is to say, what you’re watching here is not just an unusually vivid reminder of what a schmuck Biden is. You’re watching to see how arrogant he and Obama are in their schmuckiness. It’s not enough to get literally everything wrong; you need to be can-you-believe-this-guy contemptuous of your opponent in doing so for maximum effect. Exit quotation from Bob Gates, writing in his memoir about the man who’s one heartbeat away from leading the free world: “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Jane

I do it all the time Dave. I keep kicking myself and then don't change.

Jane

They really have to get rid of Shep. He's a rude ass.

matt

The last Caliph was the Ottoman Emperor, whose subjects included most of the varieties of Muslim; Ismailis, Shia, Alawites,Sufis, etc.

There has always been some tension between sects, but not like today. It's been a while since the last big slaughters. I would go as far as to say the last big one was when Tamerlane came through.

lyle

With all the media moral preening about domestic violence and the NFL, ever hear about any of these stories? No? Gee, I wonder why not...

http://spectator.org/articles/60468/when-journalists-commit-domestic-violence

Extraneus

‘Sustained campaign’ against ISIS poses complex challenges for military, Congress

Some already see the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS, as an engagement that could last years, and could fall to President Obama's successor to finish.

"The fact is, Islamic terrorism is out to destroy us ... and the war is only going to end when they are defeated," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News, suggesting the "war" was never over in the first place. "And this may well go on for a number of years. In fact, in many ways it's been going on for 20 years."

What does it mean to "defeat" them, exactly? Will they agree that they're defeated?

lyle

What a guy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2767063/Obama-makes-light-New-York-traffic-chaos-causes-saying-s-actually-pretty-smooth.html

NKrebooting

what a loathsome self-centered prick he is.

jimmyk on iPad

'What does it mean to "defeat" them, exactly?'

It's more like defeating a disease like malaria. It never goes away, but you make it rare. Of course in this war, Barry is like Rachel Carson.

NKrebooting

Defeat ISIS? this works for me:

"To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!"

~ Conan the Barbarian

Miss Marple

Jane, Shep seems to confuse being rude with asking hard-hitting questions.

I used his show time to go buy dog food.

NKrebooting

Mayor Bane about the unfortunate situation of NYC's guests at Rikers... I can close my eyes and hear david Dinkins and John Viscount Lindsay speaking: http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/mayor-its-a-very-bad-situation-in-nyc-jails

Dave (in MA)

Why is Landler given the "Tiger Beat" nic when the dummy who thought the Onion was real was someone else?

narciso

I gave him the nic, because that's how he covers him, I would say TMZ, but they are more hardhitting,

Jack is Back!

For all the youngsters out there: Today in 1952, Nixon gave his Checkers speech.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?153459-1/checkers-speech

I was in 4th grade and living in Iceland without a TV. This the first time I have actually seen it. Read about it but never saw it.

narciso

this is how Nocera begins his column:

“I am the target of what is probably the most well-funded corporate retaliation campaign in U.S. history,” Steven Donziger emailed me early Monday afternoon.

Old Lurker

Shep is a stupid clown act and that reflects badly on the whole Fox team.

Go figure.

Extraneus

Pentagon: ‘Years’ of war ahead in Syria and Iraq

Briefing reporters on the strikes inside Syria conducted by coalition forces on Monday night into Tuesday morning, Lieutenant General Bill Mayville confirmed that those strikes were “only the beginning.”

Mayville detailed the Pentagon’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, which will focus primarily on Iraq before shifting to the Syrian theater. “Look at what we’re trying to do regionally,” he said. “We are focused first in Iraq because we have a partner in Iraq to work with; the Iraqi Security Forces, the Iraqi government.”

“We are trying to disrupt their support bases while we enable in Iraq the Iraqi Security Forces — with the help of partners — to dislodge and ultimately remove ISIL from Iraq,” he added.

“Could this take years?” NBC reporter Jim Miklaszewski asked.

“I would think of it in terms of years, yes,” Mayville replied.

Doesn't seem like a very clear objective.

MarkO

Coincidence? Ugly.


Stephen HayesVerified account ‏@stephenfhayes ·
Just informed I'm on the @DHSgov terrorist watch list. Explains why I have been subject to extra screening each of my recent trips.

maryrose

I cannot believe how snarky and sarcastic Shep has become. When presented with a map of Syria he cried" I don;t know where we are on here ,oh yeah, Aleppo".
I think moving to 3:00pm and Breaking News is becoming his undoing.
So it is Obama and the Middle East countries and the muslims. What a coalition!
How soon before France stpos bombing to protect the frenchman they have in custody.
Word to the wise for all Americans" Get your keisters out of all of these whacko countries.

maryrose

I should have said the "hapless Arab countries.

maryrose

Marko:
Hayes dared to speak the truth against Val and Obama. Their stategy to punish their enemies applies to him.

MarkO

Please repeat: Obama's war on free speech is unprecedented.

Extraneus

What we're watching is the election strategy.

What's the polling on whether it will work?

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