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September 29, 2014

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kave

First, OMG, what do I do now?

peter

a close second

Specter

I bet BO hates video and sound recordings - such as Clapper testifying in January this year in front of Congress where he said that ISIS was a threat.

Jack is Back (Again)!

Google "Intelligence Community" just to see what a tangled web of agencies is there. And we expect a Mr. Magoo like Clapper to manage their cordination, communication and cooperation?

Aonther thing they probably didn't have was "boots (CIA Type) on the ground" in Syria for the HUINT aspects which are a more direct and objective interface than relying on NRO and NSA electronic surveillence.

I have to agree with The Champ: It wasn't his fault. He was playing golf at the time.

Extraneus

The intelligence community did it.

Wait, I thought Bush lied.

James D.

OT, can someone repost the link to the science quiz that was being discussed last night/this morning?

Captain Hate

I'm sure this was the alcohol talking:

http://weaselzippers.us/201059-dem-rep-jim-moran-donates-cash-to-u-s-islamist-group-cair/

rse

Maybe we should just call him Not My Fault BO.

I have a new post up where I go into just how many of the people involved with education reform are simultaneously pushing China's vision of State Capitalism and authoritarian collectivism. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/censorship-before-the-fact-prescribing-what-the-child-does-and-believes-invisibly-but-reliably-binds-the-adult/

At the end I mentioned that Vander Ark is pushing Big History. So is Jeb's group' Education Excellence, which gets plenty of funding from Pearson. We have a problem on both sides of the aisle until we clean out this premise of a Dirigiste future.

clarice

Do away with the stupid DNI and Clapper..Put narciso in charge of intl and we;d all be better off.

Extraneus

DesMoines Register:

Lively Braley, Ernst debate marked by heated exchanges

Braley went on the attack against a rival who is ahead by 6 points in the new Iowa Poll on the race, but front-runner Ernst responded in kind in their first face-to-face match-up.

Braley repeatedly slammed Ernst for being associated with the billionaire Koch brothers and an obstructionist tea party agenda, even as he called himself "a bridge builder, not a bridge burner."

"Senator Ernst would've voted to shut down the federal government with Ted Cruz. She's called President Obama a dictator and thinks impeachment should be on the table," Braley said.

Ernst calmly fired back: "Congressman, you threatened to sue a neighbor over chickens that came onto your property. You're talking about bipartisanship. How do we expect as Iowans to believe that you will work across the aisle when you can't walk across your yard?"

matt

The president is the most disingenuous liar in high office in our history. His intel resources must like the feeling of being shat upon every day because that is what Obama has done.

narciso

I dubbed him General magoo, we know from Harnden, how long they delayed the raid on Raqqua, which makes me wonder, where are the hostages

narciso

Does GE write off Vox as a loss, only similar Bialystok plays suggest themselves

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Second the suggestion from Clarice @ 12:26.

Mad Jack

Jake Blues had nothing on Obama when it comes to excuses. I'll leave to more tech savvy JOMers to provide the video link.

James D.

I'll sign on to narciso has head of intelligence, too.

But let's be honest; compared to the people currently on the job, my cat would do a better job.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Time is running out!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/breaking-isis-closes-in-on-baghdad-islamists-one-mile-from-iraqi-capital/

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Maybe they would have better luck finding the ISIS around Baghdad

Who is picking the targets?

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2014/09/us-airstrikes-kill-54-syrian-civilians.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FNWlS+%28YID+With+LID%29

lyle

More proof The Champ is too lazy for a real job. Great.

Jack is Back (Again)!

Talking about Iowa: Couple Leaves 150% Tip Despite Horrendous Service:)

http://www.eater.com/2014/9/29/6865239/couple-leaves-huge-tip-despite-horrendous-service

Jane

I can't wait to see how the intelligence agencies retaliate. Pass the popcorn!

narciso

Seems the targeting crew for Belgrade is back in business, mind you Minbej is one of those places that boasted of the benefits of isis stewardship

Jane

We can't forget that every pix coming back from Iraq and Syria are administration propaganda. They are not allowing anyone else to take pictures. Then again , what journalist would go there?

Beasts of England

clapper, clapper

Intelligence on.

clapper, clapper

Intelligence off.

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

Yes, Jane.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/peace-president-how-obama-came-to-bomb-seven-countries-in-six-years-9753131.html

"Last year, Human Rights Watch released a 102-page report on US drone attacks and air strikes in Yemen against al- Qaeda militants which found six air strikes had killed 82 people - at least 57 of them civilians - between 2009 and 2013."

I bet the "Haditha massacre" soldiers can't believe the double standard.
It's something to behold...

peter

second suggestion at 12:26 but only if Gus is made the Amb to UN

Jack is Back (Again)!

More lie detection from a reluctant press: President Obama Just Asked the "Are You Better Off" Question. He might not like the answer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/29/obama-just-asked-the-are-you-better-off-question-he-might-not-like-the-answer/?swer

Note how they twist themselves in a pretzel analyizing the Q&A to better serve "The Narrative" which is the MFM's job to "Protect and Serve".

Jim

obama claimed he knew more than his policy advisers, he knew more than his speech writers, he knows war better than his generals. Too bad he didn't also know more than his intelligence advisers.

But, then I always figured he picked stupid people for his cabinet because he was already short on intelligence his self.

fdcol63

If ISIS is really only a mile away from Baghdad, just how long will it be before Iran sends in their "boots on the ground" to save the Shiites?

fdcol63

If Obama knows so much, you'd think he'd know BS when he says or does it.

Rick B

I thought the MFM's motto was "Protect and Service".

Ignatz

The man is pathological. Any discussion that doesn't acknowledge that point from the start is wasted time.

Jack is Back (Again)!

peter,

If Gus is made Ambassador to the UN then all the meetings would have to be between 10:30 at night to 2:30 in the morning:)

Which when you think about it is a pretty effective strategy for shutting them down.

narciso

One can fool Steve Croft, I missed it, was watching an episode of Ray Donovan, where they embroider the lies

jimmyk

I know many of see Iowahawk, but this is still worth seeing again:


David Burge @iowahawkblog · Sep 28

Miracle cure! President suddenly & mysteriously able to talk for 2 minutes without saying "I"

Danube on iPad

If only we had a man like Bibi.

narciso

When you' ve lost Joe Sestak...

Jack is Back (Again)!

DoT,

I followed his UN speech on twitter. He doesn't pull his punches and he doesn't bluff. Very resoluted and determined and not an "I" or "me" in the speech. All "We" and "Ours".

Danube on iPad

Nate Silver now has GOP Senate at 60%.

lyle

This is definitely worth your time:

http://nypost.com/2014/09/28/inside-the-plot-against-the-middle-class/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Favorite bit:

You may think the relationship between a journalist and a politician should be like the one between a dog and a lamppost, but Brooks’ understanding is that the relationship should be more like the one between one dog and another dog’s butt.
Rick B

Silver also had GOP chances of Senate control at 60% in August and March. I'm sure the Fascists appreciate his "there's still hope" reassurance. It will make the shrieking and howling all the sweeter as the SS Obamic sinks beneath the waves.

Dave (in MA)
If only we had a man like Bibi.
Or a man like a man, even.
Sue

How many times does Bibi need to warn the world about Iran before his warning is deemed too late?

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

James D, I think you need to keep your cat updated. He may be needed over in VP Biden's office soon.

LUN

Ignatz

As Nate Silver has always said, the GOP is a lock to take the Senate. :)

Carol Herman

Bibi's not having the IDF shoot into Syria!

Jewish eyes will tell you that Israel's doing fine. It's more than proven it's point that it will defend itself. As in, "just the other day" a MIG flew out of Syria and was promptly shot down by a patriot missile. (The pilot, it was said, baled. Or "ejected.")

But Israel's on its toes. Hamas was dealt with this summer. And, you'll notice Nasrallah of Hezbollah is in hiding. While plenty of arab yoots shoot at each other.

To protect Jordan, you have the USA. Dug in. Just in case Assad decides to "test" and see how far he can go sending tanks into Jordan.

What's ahead? If I'm guessing, then I'm going with "changes in the lines." Syria will shrink, somewhat. And, Irak will devide into 3 separate entities. One for ths shi'a attached to Iran. A big hunk of the north made Kurdistan. So the Kurds end up with their own state.

And, the mischief makers are always the saud's. Forget all the names! The money is coming from Saudi Arabia. And, that's what happens when you have a violent family (with oil wealth) "in charge." Probably all of our politicians are just coins in their pockets.

Obama? Lucky for us we, too, like Israel, can deflect the idiots who want war! (Many of them are in the media because wars sell front line tickets to the media shows.)

To put it another way Most People Don't Care! That's Obama's ace.

lyle

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/28/boehner-wants-stop-butting-heads-president/#!

Translation: Johnnie wants to roll over like a little puppy.

Danube on iPad

Very hard to argue with Silver's track record.

Something has gone terribly wrong at Rasmussen. I just disregard them now, whether good or bad news.

jimmyk

Lyle, that is a G-rated version of what I suspect a lot of us were thinking.

Captain Hate

Ok, I call my grandson The Champ; am I gonna have to change or you guys?

lyle

Just feeling a little G-rated this morning, jimmyk. Practicing some self-restraint...

Beasts of England

If your grandson is The Champ, then he's The Champ, Captain. Great moniker, by the way!

James D.

That interview with Boehner is proof on its face that he needs to be replaced as speaker by someone who isn't a complete moron.

“I didn’t come to Washington to make noise. I went there to do something on behalf of my country. And I think the president ran for office to do something on behalf of the country. And it’s up to us to see where the common ground is. But tax reform, a big highway bill, certainly are in the realm of doable.”

If Boehner truly believes that, he's delusional to the point that he belongs in an institution.

If he's saying it just to pacify the LIV's, he's poking a stick in the eye of all of us who see Obama for what he is, and especially all the people who have suffered (and in some cases died) thanks to Obama's policies and manifest failures.

Either way, he's got no business being Speaker of the House.

James D.

Fixed?

centralcal

Something has gone terribly wrong at Rasmussen. I just disregard them now, whether good or bad news.

Agree, DoT. Ever since they forced Scott Rasmussen out, they have been worthless.

Captain Hate

Welp Orange Slush was on This Week with Steffi so I'm sure he had his comity-post-hangover face on. We're lucky he didn't start crying (or did he?) or throw up in somebody's lap like GHWB did in Japan, which is most of what his one term made me want to do.

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

Or a man like a man, even.

Hah! SO true, Dave.

daddy

Here's surprising good news this morning.

Just caught a radio ad on Rushes Show from Lisa Murkowski! In the spot Lisa says that she is sick to have heard the smears aimed at Dan Sullivan, the Repub candidate running against Dem Mark Begich.

Lisa says she has known and worked in Alaska with Dan Sullivan and his family for 20 years, and that as Attorney General Dan Sullivan was a great help in Lisa's effort to institute programs stopping Violence Against Women. Then she closes by saying that she needs us to vote for Dan Sullivan because she needs a partner in the Senate to fight for Alaska. And it's followed by Dan Sullivan saying "I'm Dan Sullivan and I approved of this message".

To me this is huge. So far Lisa has completely sat on the sidelines. She has consistently praised Mark Begich in the past, and made statements prior to the Repub Primary saying she is uncertain if she'll support his Republican opponent, whoever it winds up being.

Now suddenly she's onboard and has the balls to praise Sullivan and ask us to vote for him. Amazing. She still does not go whole hog and criticize Begich. She refuses to mention Begich's name and instead simply says that the attacks on Sullivan have been false and unfair.

My guess is 2 things happened---1st, that she got really PO'ed when Begich publicly said that he and Lisa voted together some 90% of the time. And 2, somebody knocked it through her head that Begich's misfired ads, falsely sliming Sullivan for releasing some murderer from jail, had caused Begich real damage and he was now vulnerable and might lose.

FWIW, my ad at the top left on JOM this second is a Begich Ad with this big headline: "SENATOR MARK BEGICH TOOK ON THE PRESIDENT." Beneath that is a pic of Begich, nothing else, and then at the bottom there is this: (paid for by Alaskans for Begich).

Sounds desperate to me, so for the first time I think we've got a good chance to win this thing up here.

lyle

I'm sure he had his comity-post-hangover face on.

Hey, that was MY face yesterday! Well, without the comity. And the post. The '06 Raphet Charmes-Chambertin was best in show if anyone was wondering. Maybe the '07 Dujac Vosne-Romanee...

daddy

Obama - The Buck Stops Elsewhere With Bad News

Re: TM's Headline, Wretchard had a good line about it in this piece: Strike Two

Wretchard calls it a "They-a culpa." Ha!

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Lyle's 2:00 link spells out the practical results of the nonsense that rse has exposed in our education system, and reveals the story is not new.

IIRC, the clerisy and oligarchy described in the article were two of the problems the Constitution was designed to discourage, even though most of its authors were by any measure among the elite of the time.

Current constitutional orthodoxy be it judged by conservatives or liberals seems to be pretty much "the government knows best. Sadly, I see no end to this any time soon.

lyle

And the press will let them get away with it:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/29/obama-adviser-yes-weve-adopted-the-bush-forward-strategy-on-terrorism/

lyle

Blood pressure check:

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-nigerian-prince-called-islam.html

MarkO

In case I miss my chance.

DOOM™®

Obama’s just not that smart©

daddy

On "Tienamin Kong",

A company I am familiar with has just put out a Travel Advisory telling employees visiting Hong Kong to lay low, don't talk about politics, and some of the parts of the City to avoid such as Avoid areas where public gatherings or demonstrations are ongoing or are scheduled (currently around Admiralty/Queensway, Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok) as even minor protests have the potential to turn violent with little or no warning

I was there last week, mainly Kowloon side down on the waterfront, but saw no demonstrations or activity at all. When asking about it, I was told that all the protests were going on over in the University areas---the New Territories sections.

The few folks I asked (bartenders, cabdrivers etc) were divided on if it was a good thing or not. The Limo guy thought it was just kids being kids, and was worried that it would hurt Westerners views of the stability of Hong Kong and cause a downturn in Western investment in Hong Kong. Some of the bartenders were okay with it, believing the Mainland Govt was reneging on their political promises at the time of the handover.

daddy

James D,

Here's the Science Quiz: Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz

Wow, from the look of the video reports on FOX, looks like Hong Kong has exploded over the last few days. It was pretty much all students last week.

lyle

[Psst, JamesD. Palladium. That is all]

Jack is Back (Again)!

Everyone needs to read Lyle's linkn 4:06 link to Wretchard on the naive tribute to Islam. We have a Nigerian Prince friend in NYC who is Catholic and a recognized endocrinoligist who once pulled a stunt on Diplomatic security that is a classic in the annals of speaking truth to power. (It was actually not him but the valet parking crew at a NYC restaurant:)

lyle

You're not going to leave us hanging, are you, JiB?

lyle

Guess so...

cathyf

Hey, I got an 84% on the science quiz. Thought it was well-named -- science literacy is all about knowing what the words mean, which is different from science.

Jack is Back (Again)!

lyle,

He parked his McLaren Merc with valet who put in prime position in front of the restaurant. They did not know who is was bu he was black with an accent:)

A few minutes later up pullls Diplomatic seciurity escorting a Yemeni ambassador or something and ordering the valet guys to move our friends car and they said they couldn't because it belonged to a Nigerian prince (which they didn't know at all).

They backed off and then when our friend came out they told him what happened and all he do was laugh all the way home.

clarice

CH:Chalk one up for Ohio:-http://washingtonexaminer.com/supreme-court-stops-start-of-ohio-early-voting/article/2554121

Jack is Back (Again)!

Here is an easier science quiz from Pew. Event the LIV's score in the 80's here, so JOM should max it,

http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/

lyle

Aced that one, JiB. My self esteem is soaring...

Ignatz

Likewise lyle, but I really would have felt like an idiot if I'd missed one of those.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Thanks clarice; I'm probably missing something of significance regarding why the donks have gone full retard on early voting here since neither the Restraining Order nor Evolved's Senate seats are being contested in November. Maybe maryrose or Ann knows what I'm missing.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Yay for easy tests.

maryrose

clarice:
You have made my day!
CH:
Husted has said we don't need a month for early voting.
Nina Turner is now a fixture on MSNBC ranting about disenfranchizing voters in Ohio. Recently a decision came down that early voting could start Sept.30th. It has never started before Oct.
The SC made the right decision. Reps and the Gov race as well as Attorney general are on the line. Today there is an article about how the Democrat Party is imploding in Ohio. They put up Fitzgerald and cleared the field for him and he doesn't have a valid driver's license. My guess is last year when he voted at the poll I was working at he used a utility bill from Lakewood.

Ignatz

I took daddy's quiz a second time and I still didn't do as well as JiB.
Couldn't remember the planetoid by Pluto and meant to hit Jupiter for the moons but hit Saturn instead accidentally.
Not even as smart after being supplied the answers once. Very sad.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I forgot about Fitzgerald because he's such a sleazy POS that the donks have to be close to rock bottom to run him. He makes Twitch look like a statesman. As much as Kasich has resembled Voinovich v2.0, I don't even need my anti-RINO nausea medicine to vote for him.

clarice

Target sues Wis prosecutor s http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-man-who-sued-prosecutors-of-secret.html

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