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September 20, 2014

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narciso

Yes, you are, Leoni's supposed to be a former CIA Analyst, so goes the thumbnail sketch of her character,

there's something about ISIS, that doesn't quite gel, is it just social media, you take one of their money men, the Kuwaiti mr, Chips,
as I've dubbed him, he makes Awlaki reticent by comparison, he's being rallying support since the spring of 2011,

Beasts of England

Possibly, Captain. A few minutes left...

Great performance by the Fighting Dabo's true freshman QB!

DrJ

Kim,

I read the editorial, and I agree that it is very good. And it brings back memories of Bob Park sending out emails on behalf of APS back in the early days of the Internet 30 years ago.

I look forward to their revised opinion. Perhaps it will filter through to ACS.

In other news, MrsJ's Vista box had become extremely unstable. Simple things like cutting and pasting cause it to crash; there was no way to update any of the programs or Vista itself.

The CPU-memory interface was fine, as was the disk system. There was no malware on the box. The registry was fine. So I checked and reinstalled where necessary the basic system software and now all is well.

The reward was a Vietnamese dinner at Pho King Good up the road from us. First time there, and it was pretty darned good.

miss Marple

Nytol.

Captain Hate

MSU did their best to give it away. Even in defeat the Mad Hatter lives a charmed life.

DrJ

CH,

Sorry, MSU only can be the Spartans in East Lansing. I'm sure GMax agrees.

Beasts of England

He's an enigma, Captain. Maybe that's why he's one of my favorite coaches.

Strawman Cometh

Alan Dershowitz is on Red eye with Gutfeld. He mentioned the incident, but he wouldn't say Pussy Riot. But he did say Moby Dick.

Dave (in MA)

Please tell me he's not in the Leg Chair.

Climate Science is not settled.  When it will be, even kim doesn't know.

Ho, ho, it's in the memeorandum sidebar now.

Captain Hate

I like any coach who eats grass, Beasts. His winning percentage is completely incomprehensible since he's one of the worst clock managers at the end of either half I've ever seen in Div 1.

Beasts of England

True that, Capt.!

Strawman Cometh

I got an add for a high-risk tree removal service. Mrs and were discussing taking out 3 '85 foot white oaks. I'd like to get them lumbered out.

Captain Hate

The Fighting Dabos should be up by like 20 except for the fact that the refs have been horrible and either Dabo recruits idiots or his coaching produces idiots. Very very talented idiots.

Dave (in MA)

Heh.

The most busted name in news.

Beasts of England

Going to OT in Tallahassee.

Danube on iPad

Can anyone rule out the possibility that gamblers have crossed the palms of several Clemson players? I can't recall anything quite like this.

Captain Hate

It pains me a lot to say this but I think Clemson fans endure more soul destroying frustration than Maryland fans.

Strawman Cometh

I had the same thought DoT

Beasts of England

Clemson had so many chances. Wow.

Nytol.

Ignatz

The only thing I didn't like about Koonin's article was he seems to assume the effect of more CO2 is bad, the only question being how bad.

cathyf
What the hell is that thing below the waist? Don't tell me its what I don't want to think it is?
You gentlemen with more sensitive constitutions might want to scroll on by the following information:

What Mrs Obama is wearing under there is quite familiar to any woman over 45-50 who still possesses her uterus. She is wearing a gigantic sanitary napkin that can catch up to a quart of blood if necessary.

Which I'm sure is WAY more than any guy wants to know. (Women of a certain age, on the other hand, are going to be interested in a brand-name recommendation...)

Bori

"The only thing I didn't like about Koonin's article was he seems to assume the effect of more CO2 is has to be bad, the only question being how bad."

He totally dismisses the idea that higher levels of CO2 might actually be beneficial.

daddy

Will It Play In Peoria?

Apparently not:(

Curtain, reviews come down on taxpayer-funded climate change musical


The play, which is actually entitled "The Great Immensity," and was produced by Brooklyn-based theater company The Civilians, Inc. with a $700,000 (Taxpayer funded) grant from the National Science Foundation, ended its run early amid a storm of criticism from reviewers and lawmakers alike. It opened a year late, reached just five percent of its anticipated audience and likely fell short of its ambitious goal of informing a new generation about the perceived dangers of man-caused climate change.

Plus, it apparently wasn't very good.

But other than that Mrs Lincoln, how'd you like the play?

Miss Marple

Good morning!

Late-night TV reporting:

ISIS is growing very quickly. Walid Phares said they have doubled in the last 2 months to 30,000 and are probably going to double again. He also said they will begin drafting young men in areas they have conquered.

Security expert on the same show Greta hosted (which will probably be repeated tonight) said that the quality of their video productions indicate they are getting help from professionals, like people who have worked in news or the music industry.

And Alan Dershowitz was on Red Eye and was quite funny. He also said all of the attacks on the First Amendment are now coming from the left.

Miss Marple

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11111584/GCHQ-employs-more-than-100-dyslexic-and-dyspraxic-spies.html

British intelligence uses dyslexics for analyzing data.

peter

that explains the UK's great limitary strentgh

Miss Marple

peter,

HA!

Extraneus

Dem rep under fire over video with lewd reference to Maine GOP senator, sex act

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maine is under fire from Republicans for promoting a video containing a rap song that makes a sexual reference to Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

Rep. Michael Michaud’s campaign says it did not pay for or oversee the contents of the video, and is lashing back out at Republicans for making it a campaign issue.

But the trouble started when Michaud retweeted the short video, a documentary-style clip on his campaign that was made by a Maine multimedia company.

The video includes a song by local rapper Spose. It lyrics include the line: "I'm the King of Maine. I've got Susan Collins giving everyone brain" -- a slang term for oral sex.

The Maine Republican Party on Friday denounced the video and demanded Michaud apologize to Collins and “all Maine women” for his “endorsement” of the video.

Centralcal on iPad

Good morning. Hey, Miss Marple you have a cameo appearance in today's Pieces! Another fine job by Clarice.

Miss Marple

Thanks for letting me know, centralcal!

I will mosey over there and read it. I had to get a second cup of coffee first.

JiB

Clarice's Pieces

Miss Marple

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2014/09/19/dr-ezekiel-emanuel-to-me-and-others-dont-live-past-75/

Ron Radosh replies to Zeke Emanuel

jimmyk

JiB's link to Pieces doesn't work. Try this:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/09/gird_your_loins_its_the_war_on_women_again.html

Beasts of England

4.0 miles - booyah, baby!

jimmyk

And, having read it, Clarice is especially brilliant this morning--merciless to those who deserve no mercy.

Miss Marple

jimmyk,

I agree, and I especially like the Boxer example, as I have thought her a poisonous witch for many years.

jimmyk

And please excuse the dangling participle in my 8:00. On my first cuppa Joe :)

rse

Daniel Greenfield really nails it in this post on how the US has become a rationing society instead of a productive one in order to allow for the power of planning. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-rationing-society.html

I have been working for a while on the e-Governance assumptions after I finished the book Innovative State written by Obama's designated Chief Technology Officer. People and the private sector essentially exist to be yoked by the public sector using the data flowing out of the Web 2.0. I just learned yesterday that the same Tim O'Reilly that the book kept hyping that I had not heard of is who coined the term Web 2.0.

Beasts of England

Nice pieces, Clarice! And I like Miss Marple's video game idea. Kinda like Schoolhouse Rock, but with explosions!

jimmyk

I looked at that Annenberg Survey that Miss M commented on. Too bad they didn't offer any kind of a breakdown of who the ignoramuses were: Ds versus Rs, public schools vs private/home, etc. I suspect the results would have been revealing.

Jim Eagle

I think I have told this Boxer story before but I had to brief her once when she was a Congresswoman representing a district in which we had a number of employees as her constituents. In fact, a number of those constituents were passive hostages in Iraq during Saddam's invasion of Kuwait. They were hiding all over the place and some in plain sight until we could find a way to get them out.

I had to spend 5 minutes explaing to her that there was a country called Iraq because she was insistent that it was Iran who invaded Kuwait. Idiot.

clarice

Thanks!!

Centralcal on iPad

I have to say, no other state quite does vile, like California does vile - Boxer, Pelosi, Waxman, and on and on and on.

clarice

Yes, cc--jimmyk, I bet if we pressed we'd find out the survey takers did ask and knew.The almost one-third matches nicely with the Dem core constituency.

narciso

yes, the one's who don't know the earth goes around the sun, a key constituency, much of this is the result of mind arson, as rse has dubbed it,

Jane

SBW,

Don't know how old you are, but you can't immigrate to Oz after age 55.

peter

Great Pieces, Clarice. The opening question, about how Obama could have been reelected, got me thinking about a colleague of mine, an intelligent, hard-working attorney. She is otherwise reasonable and rational in nearly all aspects of her life, and we often discussed work-related issues. She was raising two teenagers on her own because her husband had cheated on her, and she divorced him. A completely ethical and virtuous person, and yet she fell for the Dem's war on women thing hook line and sinker as she told another colleague that she voted for Obama, because, what if she got pregnant and needed an abortion,as if Mitt Romney's election would have made it any more difficult for someone to obtain an abortion in New York State, and completely leaving aside the reality of her situation which is that she works so hard and spends so much time taking care of her kids when she is not working that she does not have time to date anyone. But somehow the Dems figured out precisely what hot button to make her go vote for someone who is antithetical to almost all of her own values.

clarice

This is very much like the Sultan's view:http://americanthinker.com/2014/09/crony_capitalism_and_progressive_desperation.html

clarice

peter,Remind such people that Nader (believe it or not) did the best job on the abortion angles, noting no one could or was going to undo Roe v. Wade despite all the jawing about it.It should be a non issue to any sentient person on either side of the abortion issue.

Captain Hate

I had to spend 5 minutes explaing to her that there was a country called Iraq because she was insistent that it was Iran who invaded Kuwait. Idiot.

She's the dumbass who upbraided the military guy for calling her "maam" which is a term of respect, no? JiB's story should go viral.

In case anybody thought last night was an isolated case:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/09/21/against-florida-state-clemsons-clemsoning-was-the-most-clemsoning-clemson-ever-clemsoned/

http://www.lostlettermen.com/article/clemsoning-enters-urban-dictionary

narciso

the Dems still outspent Romney 2/1, but there is something in the water, that makes people receptive to this idiocy, it starts with South Park and ends with the View,

Jim Eagle

CH,

I am laughing so hard at the Clemsoning links that I am tearing:) Incredible.

jimmyk on iPad

"I bet if we pressed we'd find out the survey takers did ask and knew.The almost one-third matches nicely with the Dem core constituency."

I'll even go out on a limb and speculate that we know, because had the dummies even been evenly split between Ds and Rs they'd have said so. Kind of like when there's a bombing or beheading and the religion of the perp or suspect is omitted, or when a politician is arrested and the story fails to name the party.

Captain Hate

Abortion is an emotional and moral issue and defies calm rational discussion. The donks as shameless opportunists who will say anything for their advantage, naturally play this well.

jimmyk on iPad

Even a SCOTUS with 9 Clarence Thomases would at most rule that abortion law is up to the states, so someone in a blue state has no excuse. But I would also hear 20-somethings in NYC saying things like, "I really preferred Romney, but he would have taken away the right to abortion."

Threadkiller

rse:
Common Core, Choice, and Charter Schools…For the Desperately Uninformed!


http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/09/common-core-choice-charter-schoolsfor-desperately-uninformed/

peter

and in so doing, doom themselves to another four years of no growth economy and geopolitical chaos

Ignatz

--that explains the UK's great limitary strentgh

Posted by: peter | September 21, 2014 at 07:24 AM--

That is a truly great pun.

Threadkiller

http://pamelageller.com/2014/09/breitbart-new-afdi-ad-campaign-tells-truths-about-islam-and-jihad-that-government-and-media-ignore.html/

jimmyk on iPad

TK, that charter school link is a bit over the top. Federal control and CC is a big problem, but the collapse of public schools strikes me as a positive side effect if it were to happen. The idea that no one controls charter schools is a bit wacky, given that parents decide whether to send their kids there. The market controls them.

Captain Hate on the iPad

FNS panel, pre Juan, are ridiculing 404 and Lurch's ISIS actions.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Juan: The public loves what 404 is doing.

Jeff Dobbs

Man, waking up at the butt-crack of 10 is hard.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Why does Ailes employ a dunce like Jim Gray to talk about sports matters?

Threadkiller

My kids charter switched to Common Core in a surprise move at the end of last year, Jimmy.

What I gathered was not so much "no control" but local control becomes Federal control.

The parents only market choice is based on how far they drive to get to a better appearing school.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Julie Pace, complete idiot, wants 404 to weigh in on the NFL. Granted, he at least lines his two brain cells up to concentrate on this; but what a trite thing to expect of a CinC.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Juan at least understands that the players hate Goodell.

Threadkiller

Part of that "low bar" Beckel was talking about, CH.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Preznit Training Wheels.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Oh dear God, Rove and Trippi. Will Rove admit how the GOPe has Tupoloved themselves?

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

Rove will never admit he is wrong. It is the same strategy he counseled Bush to follow, which we all saw how well it worked.

Miss Marple

eBay irritations: 3 instances of shipping labels program not working this week, one instance of search engine being down so that people cannot find your stuff, and now I want a correction on my ratings because I was lied to by customer service, which I am now on hold with.

Then I will get a very nice but clueless Filipino that I probably will have difficulty understanding.

I am ready to move to Etsy.

Rick B

Clarice,

The Lindzen link is wrong. The comments to today's Pieces provide a decent illustration of the heightened interest among men versus lowered interest among women evident in most surveys regarding this election. There are lots of hot males, no Vulvarians in the first 80 comments. That's the sound of the Democrat death knell this year.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Rove should be drummed out if the Rs don't control the Senate after the dust clears (Wallace pointed out that Looziana probably won't be decided until December) since he fought hard for RINO dominance. The usual GOPe apologists will deflect all criticism from The Architect.

Miss Marple

http://therightscoop.com/isis-even-has-a-terrorist-video-game-now/

Clarice!! ISIS is stealing my ideas!!

jimmyk

The parents only market choice is based on how far they drive to get to a better appearing school.

Yes, I didn't mean to suggest CC/Feds aren't a problem for charters, only that they are no more (and possibly less) a problem for them than for public schools, which will go along like sheep, or more likely enthusiastic nazis. The writer seemed to suggest that public schools were in the vanguard against federal encroachment, which strikes me as laughable.

matt

So Princess Shopping Cart was down at St. Jude's telling the chirrun how hard it is to be the First Lady.

Eleanor Roosevelt must be rolling in her grave.

Moochelle is just as much a narcissist as her husband.

rse

jimmy-the markets do not control them. The public money gets used to get the privates and charters all on the same page. I have said I could write this where markets could work because I know now who has the power to control the classroom and what they impose.

The idea in education and healthcare globally is to let private companies provide public services so there is an illusion of markets, capitalism and choice when the opposite is really true. This is a global template though.

My kids are at a public charter and what parents are finding is that the charter binds them but gives no recourse when it is violated. One parent took videos from the Governance Council meetings to State Attorney General's office. They showed constant rejection of the agreed upon rules. The attorney general said he had no power to enforce charters and that he could not force the accreditors to step in and that the school board no longer had operational authority under the state law passed after the Atlanta cheating scandal.

I am about to write about this but charters are a component of this broader vision where there is active coordination between public and private to meet everyone's needs. I have numerous 2014 books laying this out plus Accenture has really opnely laid out the new vision in rather shockingly graphic ways.

Centralcal on iPad

Speaking of single women voters, this ad is pretty darned good!

@josephcurl: Here's a killer new ad from AFP. 'I'm stuck with Barack for two more years... but I'm not stuck with his friends.' https://t.co/I2dfo4Dbs6

jimmyk

Well, maybe I am over-generalizing from local experience, but in NYC, and Manhattan in particular, the charters are extremely competitive with other options, and parents are heavily influential. CC and the feds may enforce some uniformity, but these schools like the Success Academy have managed to put together very good programs, from what I understand. We aren't directly involved, but we have friends who are incredibly particular and discerning about schools who are very happy, but would pull their kids out in an instant if the school started watering down its content or teaching BS.

Jane

CC I caught the end of that ad on TV. I liked it a lot.

Threadkiller

Success has gone Common Core and they tout how well their "scholars" do on the exams.

clarice

Miss M, you should have trademarked the idea instead of futzing with ebay.

Rick B, wouldn't that be great--maybe some ads targeted at men wouldn't hurt.

BTW here's a fab ad aimed at women who bought into that Hope and Change and abortion folderol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNwCDIGuMK4&feature=youtu.be

clarice

Great minds, CC..

jimmyk

Success has gone Common Core and they tout how well their "scholars" do on the exams.

Again, perhaps they have to do that. My point is not that CC and fed control isn't a danger for charters, but that public schools, by virtue of their monopoly position and direct government control, are even more so. So the idea that we have to save public schools as the vanguard for all that's good because charters are going common core strikes me as outlandish.

Threadkiller

I hear you, Jimmy. I took it as "don't give up local control if you want to effect change." Not so much go along to get along.

Jane

I actually saw the end of a different ad - there were several women in it, I think. (I rarely actually look at the TV screen)

narciso

Carlos Slim's has it's usual catalog of category error, Flathead not understanding what
pluralism is, Bruni, removing all doubt with the rumor about the Huntress, and Cruz's dustup at Hezbollah central, but there is a special dose of crazy, as an inset, a moonbat
'Contract' beginning with a $20 hour living wage, some dhimmi genuflection toward the Palestinians, and a demand for a 13 member Supreme Court,

Centralcal on iPad

Well, dang, Miss Marple - you are showing up everywhere this morning (scroll to very end of link):

@TwitchyTeam: Is this #ClimateMarch sign the least self-aware thing EVER? (Hint: Yes. Yes it is) [photos] http://t.co/5ZisrhMjfB

Jim Eagle

Big puppets:) LOL. MM

Jeff Dobbs

Newt hread

sbw

Jane: Don't know how old you are, but you can't immigrate to Oz after age 55.

My wife can immigrate. Then I can join her as her eyecandy.

Either that or let's get moving on St. Janes!

narciso

Now what was particularly strange, was there was only an author, John Haywood, and no sign of who could put up 2 pages in Carlos Slim's

Jane

SBW,

I think we should buy Rottnest Island and move there. The Peacocks have 10 foot wing spreads and live in trees.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Rottnest+Island+Peacocks&client=firefox-a&hs=2M8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-xgfVPjfCYaHyATZ34DAAg&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1418&bih=672

sbw

Are they good natured, though.

Jane

Yes, and so are the Quokka's my favorite.

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