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September 29, 2014

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

"Remember when it was acceptable to have brawn and power? When we were not in a declining, sissified state of cowering in the liberal sanctioned corner of political correctness and “tolerance”?"

http://victorygirlsblog.com/american-muscle-or-american-hustle/

Ignatz

Hah! Here's the little wiki synopsis on the right hand side margin of Bing;

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, Traitor, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou and, with interruptions,.....


The full wiki article is less accurate as it drops the "traitor" but still, wiki is good for something after all. :)

Eric in Boise

You're in DC. All the help you hire, here, are black people.

Please go away, Carol. Or at least follow my lead and just lurk without commenting.

Thanks in advance.

Captain Hate

She's a traditional lib, Beasts, and though she still makes some huge errors of judgement (404 and most of her pop music choices) she is the product of a rigorous education which rarely exists today.

For being such a defensive genius, Belichick's has been a sieve for most of the last 10 years despite piling most of his high draft choices on that side of the line. The team has risen and fallen with Brady's performances.

Gus

What's the Frequency Carol?

Threadkiller
For any who are interested, pdf layers explained:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jIXZ_DF_U3I

Posted by: Danube on iPad | September 29, 2014 at 09:15 PM

::yawn::

Beasts of England

A solid Ryder Cup post mortem:

http://golf.com/1158155/united-we-stand/

Danube on iPad

"::yawn::"

Just as the Founders intended.

Captain Hate

Levin is skewering 60 Minutes and Steve Kroft for the puffball interview with no homework being done.

Threadkiller

JATFI for short.

Danube on iPad

Bernie Goldberg filleted Kroft for hi repeated failure to follow up on answers that were coearly hanging curveballs. Bernie says that's the only way Kroft continues to get access. Whore.

Threadkiller

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/25/six-weeks-after-being-declared-dead-canadian-jihadi-farah-mohamed-shirdon-resurfaces-with-threats-of-ny-terror-attack/

Threadkiller

Whore?

Maybe he fears ridicule. If the questions are important Ed Henry, Chris Wallace, Jonathan Karl, etc will pick up the slack.

jimmyk

Whore.

You might think it would be good for their career to lose "access" in a blaze of glory by asking a tough question. But not to a Democrat, apparently. The last MSM reporter to do that was Roger Mudd with Ted Kennedy, and Mudd's career not-so-mysteriously fizzled out not long after.

Danube on iPad

"Maybe he fears ridicule. If the questions are important Ed Henry, Chris Wallace, Jonathan Karl, etc will pick up the slack."

Henry and Karl already have, along with Goldberg and O'Reily. Wallace will have his chance on Sunday.

Just as the Founders intended.

Danube on iPad

After that incident my brother encountered Mudd at a cocktail party and congratulated him for his great service to the country. Midd was e bit embarrassed, but polite.

Danube on iPad

Nytol.

Threadkiller

Goldberg has interviewed the President.

daddy

My guess is that we'll find out the name of the White House guy who started the "Gonzalez didn't get inside the building "lie, at about the same time we find out the name of the White House guy who revealed the name of America's top CIA Agent in Afghanistan to 6,000 reporters.

I'm guessing that if this was a Republican Administration, those reporters would remember how to go Woodward and Bernstein all over again.

Man Tran on old iPhone

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.

Brilliant. My lifelong peeve is the confusion between knowing something and knowing the name of something. How many credentialed morons get their diplomas by memorizing crap they don't really understand.

daddy

My lifelong peeve is the confusion between knowing something and knowing the name of something.

Manny T,

That reminds of this bit from one of Feynmann's Bio's:

I was teaching a group of students who would ultimately become teachers, since at that time there were not many opportunities in Brazil for a highly trained person in science. These students had already had many courses, and this was to be their most advanced course in electricity and magnetism – Maxwell’s equations, and so on...

I discovered a very strange phenomenon: I could ask a question, which the students would answer immediately. But the next time I would ask the question – the same subject, and the same question, as far as I could tell – they couldn’t answer it at all!...

I finally figured out that the students had memorized everything, but they didn’t know what anything meant. When they heard “light that is reflected from a medium with an index,” they didn’t know that it meant a material such as water. They didn’t know that the “direction of the light” is the direction in which you see something when you’re looking at it, and so on. Everything was entirely memorized, yet nothing had been translated into meaningful words.

daddy

First snow on the top of the hills this evening during the chilly dog walk. brrrr.

Jane on Ipad

Well the Intelligence guys are getting their revenge:

"Revealed this morning that Obama only attended 42% of his daily intel briefings"

FORE!

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

IMO, the 42 % is probably high.

Meanwhile, our military leaders are getting helpful insight from:

Rachel Maddow?

http://weaselzippers.us/201173-good-news-obamas-top-general-reads-book-by-rachel-maddow-for-advice-on-military-matters/

Janet

My guess is that we'll find out the name of the White House guy who started the "Gonzalez didn't get inside the building "lie, at about the same time we find out the name of the White House guy who revealed the name of America's top CIA Agent in Afghanistan to 6,000 reporters.

Or...they can lay off 4 or so random people....& then reinstate them after some time has passed. Copy the State Dept. strategy.

Miss Marple

Regarding Steve Kroft and 60 Minutes:

Back during the Clinton Era I was watching C-SPAN and they were covering an appearance by Morley Safer and Steve Kroft at the Columbia School of Journalism.

Time for the Q & A, where they had to speak without a prepared script, and I discovered that Steve Kroft is really stupid. I mean REALLY. Those questions (softball as they are) that he asks are prepared. On his own, he is less literate-sounding than your average street-sweeper.
I was fascinated and watched the whole thing, because it showed how so much of what we think is news is illusion.

Kroft is so stupid that I figure he was given the job precisely because of that quality. He probably didn't even know that those were softball questions. He is probably still congratulating himself for doing a great job.

Extraneus

Raiders make the list for a 3rd time.

Fewest games into season a head coach has lost job (since 1970)

Coach Team Games
Jack Patera, 1982 Seahawks 2
Bruce Coslet, 2000 Bengals 2
Howard Schnellenberger, 1974 Colts 3
Jerry Williams, 1971 Eagles 3
Dennis Allen, 2014 Raiders 4
Lane Kiffin, 2008 Raiders 4
Scott Linehan, 2008 Rams 4
Mike Shanahan, 1989 Raiders 4
Kay Stephenson, 1985 Bills 4
Tommy Prothro, 1978 Chargers 4
Rick Forzano, 1976 Lions 4

Miss Marple

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/389122/gop-rep-politically-correct-secret-service-has-allowed-1000-security-lapses-joel

Jason Chaffetz says the problems started when it went to DHS instead of Treasury and Director became a political appointee.

My suspicion is that the current director got the position because she was a woman (and possibly a democrat).

Janet

Or if the Secret Service wants to get out of being blamed...they can make up an agency & say THAT agency was really in charge.
The Khorasan strategy.

Extraneus

Steny Hoyer:

The Maryland lawmaker also painted a picture of Republican extremism and unwillingness to work across the aisle by shining the spotlight on one of the GOP’s biggest stars: Budget Chairman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan.

“’Atlas Shrugged,’ the Ayn Rand novel that Paul Ryan often cites as inspiration for the ideology he and many other House Republicans share, says this about compromise, and I quote, ‘There are two sides to every issue; one is right, and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.’

“Compromise is not evil,” Hoyer said.

Actually, when you put it that way, it is.

James D.

I really don't have a problem with the WH lying about the extent of the security breach. As a matter of security, there's no public interest in knowing precisely how far the guy got, and exactly how he evaded or overcame the various layers of protection (or which ones were simply not present or not activated).

Everyone, though, ought to have a problem with the Secret Service lying internally to minimize blame. That's a serious danger to the President, and to everyone else in the WH, and heads should absolutely roll for that.

Although, since Obama and his underlings have done nothing but buck-passing, blame-shifting and outright lying on every possible subject since the day he took office, it's hard to feel very upset on their behalf when the people assigned to protect them follow the same script.

Old Lurker

Agreed, Ext.

Miss Marple

James D.,

I agree, although I am a bit concerned that the lying was done because the guy overwhelmed a female agent. If that is the case (and I don't quite know how you would determine motive), then the Service is neglecting security for the appearance of equal employment opportunities.

This would not be surprising, given the efforts lately to put women into combat positions.

Extraneus

Regarding the topic of TM's post, why is Congress getting involved in this? Secret Service protection is an executive branch function, and if the president wants to be lax about it, or assign incompetent bodyguards, isn't that his prerogative?

Miss Marple

http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2014/09/29/liberals-as-low-information-voters/2/

Interesting analysis.

Miss Marple

Extraneus, It is a matter of national security. The assassination (or HOSTAGE-TAKING) of a president would risk this country's safety, given the chaos that would follow.

Miss Marple

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389125/gelded-age-kevin-d-williamson

Refuting Krugman.

Extraneus

So Congress has the right to tell the president he can't get out of the car and shake hands with people if he feels like it? Can they mandate that he must travel with fighter jet escorts, rather than coach class like some European leaders do?

We have a succession amendment in the Constitution. If the president gets assassinated or kidnapped, he gets replaced, just like the soldiers he commands. I think it should be up to him (or her) how cautious to be with security. He should be able to appoint a Qua'daffy-style security detail if he wants.


Extraneus

Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

DENVER (AP) -- The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

The photo was taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest. Police say he robbed a bank on Denver's 16th Street pedestrian mall and then tried to get away on a light-rail train. Officers stopped the train a few blocks away and arrested him.

He has been charged with one count of robbery and is being held in jail.

Court records don't list an attorney. He was due to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday.


jimmyk

I thought duda lived in the northeast somewhere.

Threadkiller

So Congress has the right to tell the president he can't get out of the car and shake hands with people if he feels like it? Can they mandate that he must travel with fighter jet escorts, rather than coach class like some European leaders do?...

I think they have a right to ask why taxpayers pay for a dog that doesn't get used and an agent that can't perform.

jimmyk

Aw, too bad, a PR nightmare for MO and Mary Burke:

http://www.rightwisconsin.com/dailytakes/Burkes-Event-With-First-Lady-Locks-Down-Press-Turns-Away-Elderly-for-VIPs-277574951.html

sbw

Reading O’Brien’s 16th, The Wine-Dark Sea wherein Stephen Maturin describes someone as having been misled by ‘that mumping villain Rousseau’.

Delicious!

Extraneus

Drudge headline in red:

REPORT: President skips nearly 60% of daily intelligence briefings...

Pic at linked Breitbart story:


Miss Marple

I would like to interject that I am mortified that they scheduled a dinner with the Indian PM who was fasting in religious observance. And on top of that, so were others in the delegation.

AND the White House released a PICTURE of the president and US members eating in front of them!

If Obama isn't a Muslim, he sure does behave like one. This picture release smacks of taunting, religious bigotry, and a show of dominance.

The Indian PM had a cup of warm water while Obama ate halibut.

Threadkiller

I wonder which layer the President is looking at, Ext.

Threadkiller

Jonathan Karl and Bernie Goldberg will be asking the President about that, MM.

Miss Marple

http://www.vox.com/2014/9/30/6846367/mike-pence-2016

I have warned you guys about Pence as a national candidate. Supporting evidence now provided by Vox pushing him as the logical choice.

Ignatz

--I agree, although I am a bit concerned that the lying was done because the guy overwhelmed a female agent. If that is the case (and I don't quite know how you would determine motive), then the Service is neglecting security for the appearance of equal employment opportunities.

This would not be surprising, given the efforts lately to put women into combat positions.

Posted by: Miss Marple | September 30, 2014 at 08:48 AM--

The difference is one man is harmed if a weaker than necessary SS person is deployed for PC purposes while the entire country could be lost with enough weaker than necessary soldiers defending us. Admittedly the POTUS is an important one but he is replaceable and we have a plan for that. What's the plan for a defeated country?

At this point some lefty will say "what about Israel" and the answer is of course virtually all Israelis are required to serve, so female troops are in addition to male ones not in replacement of them.

Miss Marple

Ignatz, You make a good point.

On the other hand, the Secret Service is tasked with protecting not only the Presidient and others in the line of succession and their families, but also foreign dignitaries who visit.

The assassination of an Arab leader while on American soil would not be a good thing and could lead to all sorts of problems.

NKrebooting

Ignatz-- do you think Bibi's personal security detail has many, if any, women on it.

NKrebooting

Nothing tangible yet because the Obamaniacs will eff around with approvals, but in time, THIS is the future, US Nat gas exports. An extremely good development from many perspectives: http://washingtonexaminer.com/maryland-natural-gas-export-project-gets-federal-approval/article/2554135?custom_click=rss&utm_campaign=Weekly+Standard+Story+Box&utm_source=weeklystandard.com&utm_medium=referral#!

Rick B

Miss Marple,

Modi's refusal to eat with Hussein will not harm him at all in India. Hussein's complete lack of intelligence in the matter will actually be of help as Modi moves India into slightly tighter alignment with the Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere. India's "tolerance" for Mahometans is drawing to an end.

fdcol63

I'm not opposed to having some women on a presidential SS detail, as women are often underestimated and can often go places unnoticed that a man might not.

Depends on the role, the environment, and the female agent.

clarice

Top three must reads today at Lucianne (intel service strikes back/):


Dogton Abbey
Video

House Cats of
Hudson County

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His
Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings
Maybe someone reads it to him. Maybe it's on tape.
Or, is treason the reason?

Obama Was Warned Repeatedly of Consequences
of Withdrawal from Iraq
His sweeping denial will keep shrinks and historians
working for years.

Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since
BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider

Jane

I have to admit I had no idea what "Vox" was until very recently - I just figured it was more JOM code I'd missed.

At any rate this is pretty funny: Everything You Need To Know About 43 Topics Vox Knows Everything About


http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-43-topics-vox-knows-everything-about/

clarice

Skip the first two items--they weren't must reads.

Extraneus

Stage production for 18-minute Obama speech cost $94,360

The stage, drapes, and sound system for an 18-minute speech by President Barack Obama cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

“Elite Productions,” the go-to company for prominent Democratic politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, put on the set for Obama’s speech to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 17. The company provided “stage, drapery, and audio/visual equipment,” according to a contract document made public by the Air Force last week.

The government paid the company $94,360 for a speech that lasted from 12:04 p.m. to 12:22 p.m., at a cost of approximately $5,242.22 per minute.

The Air Force justified the cost for the staging for Obama’s speech in the MacDill gymnasium due to “unusual and compelling urgency.”

NKrebooting

fdcol-- but in this case the woman on duty failed, and it appears she failed because of her physical stature and insufficient fighting skills. That can't be ignored, and must be assessed in future detailed assignments. Endangering POTUS safety for politics and appearances is jusr effin' stupid.

Miss Marple

Rick B,

I agree it won't hurt Modi in India. However, it might be harmful to US interests in India, and besides, it is boorish and embarrassing behavior.

There is a protocol office in the White House and another deputy in charge of this in the State Department. There was NO WAY that the fasting was not brought to the attention of Obama and the event planners.

It was done deliberately, with malice, and it upsets me.

Marlene

This administration has had security breaches going back to the "party crashers." Remember them?
If Obama is skipping intel meetings,then he probably never listened to anything the protocol office advised.

Extraneus

Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water

Word broke this summer the federal government — at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton — was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.

Locals made it clear they had serious concerns, and about 1,000 people showed up at a June 19 town hall meeting in the Southern Virginia town of 1,300 to protest.

The federal government consequently backed down and looked elsewhere to house the teens and younger children.

Now, the private St. Paul’s College — which would have received a much-needed $160,000 a month to house the youth — and the fair-housing group Home Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, are filing a housing discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development against the town of Lawrenceville, surrounding Brunswick County and Brunswick County’s elected Sheriff Brian Roberts.

Jeff Dobbs

About the NC Senate race...

"Hagan edges Tillis, 46%-43%, while Libertarian Sean Haugh has support from 7% likely voters, according to the poll."

In 2008 SurveyUSA included the Libertarian in its NC Senate polling leading up to the election, and the L got the following in its polls:

9/8 - 7%
10/7 - 7%
10/20 - 3%

Hagan ended up beating incumbent Elizabeth Dole 53-44, with the Libertarian getting 3% of the vote.

The polls were neck and neck right up to the last one SurveyUSA published... and then blam.

10/7 - 44-43 Dole
10/20 - 46-45 Hagan
11/2 - 50-43 Hagan

And with that, I'll turn over further commentary to Gmax on why unpopular incumbents polling in the mid-40s is not a sign of strength.

I'm still not all that optimistic about Tillis closing the deal.

NKrebooting

RickB@1010-- I sure hope you are wrong about India's intentions. The Anglosphere-India alliance ( as started by Bush and too his credit Blair)is THE way to shape the 21st century against Islamic eurabia and a shrinking Russian-Chinese population power sphere. Forget ISIS if Obummer ruins that, he will have hurt civilization in ways beyond calculation.

Jane

Do we know for sure that a woman was "overwhelmed" in the SS scandal?

I am utterly convinced that the way to defeat Isis is to use women warriors. They will run like babies.

Ignatz

Jim Geraghty misses the point at Morning Jolt;

I am told by some campaign consultants that for much of the past two years, Republican donors have felt a malaise. You see it in both the individual-campaign fundraising numbers, the committee fundraising numbers, and the spending by outside groups.

A lot of wealthy Republican donors — or even a not-so-wealthy Republican donors — are asking if it’s worth it. They dug deep to help out their favorite candidates in 2012, and watched their guys lose — Romney, of course, but also a slew of seemingly winnable Senate races. They’re not sure their donations do much good. They’re increasingly wondering if the American political system is a lost cause, if the electorate has become addicted to Democrats’ vote-buying spending programs, too tuned out to care about scandals, oblivious to serious problems and getting their political views shaped by Hollywood and pop culture.


This doesn’t even get into the issue of fearing an IRS audit or being publicly demonized like the Koch brothers.

Of course, this depression, malaise, and hesitation can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.


They're sitting on their wallets because they're tired of sending hard earned money to Casper milquetoast, Democrat-hugging, aisle-crossing Quislings who are content to watch the country fail so long as they have a DC address.

fdcol63

I'm pretty sure Obama doesn't listen to anyone but himself .... unless it's when he's taking his marching orders from ValJar.

He's already on record as saying he's smarter than his top advisers and everyone else.

His ad nauseum narcissism reinforces and corroborates this.

NKrebooting

Ignatz-- and that's a good thing. The only thing 'establishment' repubs have is access to money. They don't have votes and they don't have enthusiasm ( some here also argue they have no political principles.) If establishment money dries up, it opens the field for greater conservative influence overf the Party, and then good things will happen.

Ignatz

--Ignatz-- do you think Bibi's personal security detail has many, if any, women on it.--

Don't know and it's immaterial for two reasons;
1. Israel is hardly immune to the PC virus, and;
2. Individual women can be quite powerful and physically intimidating, but the majority are not, which is why the PC crowd wants to lower standards for them to get them into combat positions.

NKrebooting

fdcol @1024-- that I agree with entirely. He left ObummerCare to the 'Prog' professionals and he feels betrayed by them, he also left his one success to the Prog professionals (2012 re-election) and they came through spectacularly for him, so he takes all the credit for that in his feeble mind. ValJar? she plays him like a fiddle, she gets her friends paid, but she lets him eff everything else up.

Ignatz

--The assassination of an Arab leader while on American soil would not be a good thing....--

I can think of a few which would make it a very good thing.

Miss Marple

Igntz, I am in no financial position to donate to anyone.

However, after giving more to Romney than all other candidates I have ever given to, and reading about how that money was squandered, I am not sure I could get enthusiastic about giving again, regardless of how conservative or GOPe the candidate.

I am especially miffed that the RNC called me for a last-minute donation to "help win Minnesota, which is in play" the very day of the election. And I gave them $50. I was LIED to and I have never gotten over it.

They knew they wee losing and wanted to get gullible people like me to give them operating money when the donations dried up after the loss.

I have since trashed all mailings from all committees, RMNC, Senate, House, state GOP.

If I ever have money to donate again, it will go to individual candidates which I vet myself. I am still upset about that donation and the lie, don't know if I will ever get over it.

Extraneus

I wonder what the split is between rent-seeking vs. principled political donations.

The principled money has probably been drying up on the GOP for a long time now.

Ignatz

You can be certain no such incident as happened with Modi would occur with a muslim head of state during ramadan.
(When I remember, I try not to capitalize islamic words and titles as a show of disrepsect)

Miss Marple

Ignats,

This is my point exactly. (Regarding Modi.)

Miss Marple

Ah, SS director is a Janet Napolitano type.

Ignatz

MM, I should have noted that some are not donating for the reasons Geraghty cited and for the ones you mention too.
My point was he ignored the elephant in the room.

Extraneus
Pierson was already the agency's highest-ranking woman before being promoted to director.[7] She is tasked with improving the image of the USSS, following the Summit of the Americas prostitution scandal.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Pierson

Miss Marple

I should have paid more attention, Ignatz.

Your post just reminded me of how angry and hurt I was to have been treated like that.

It made me feel like that had a list of suckers they could call for donations.

Extraneus

Er...

She was an Explorer in the Boy Scouts of America
Rick B

NK,

My hope for India is that the divorce from the Anglo inspired syphilitic whore of a socialist Congress Party is final. I don't mind watching Modi and Xi spitting on Hussein's idiotic SkyDragon program any more than I mind watching the OPM Famine destroying socialism in EUtopia and DC. Hussein's puerile gesture in inviting Modi to watch a socialist pig dine is consonant with what I anticipate we'll be seeing over the next two years of BOzodom.

Ignatz

--Your post just reminded me of how angry and hurt I was to have been treated like that.--

That's one way parties die.

maryrose

henry:
I am thrilled that the early voting in Ohio has been delayed for a week. Who ever heard of voting for candidates starting Sept. 30th? You don't need over a month to get your act together and go and vote. Is it all quiet in Wisconsin right now?
I hope the judge in Kansas rules that the Dems have to field a Senate candidate. They have cancelled out all the dem primary votes.

Ignatz

--everything-you-need-to-know-about-43-topics-vox-knows-everything-about--

The disturbing thing is the very premise of their information distribution;
Everything you need to know about _______.
I can just see thousands of little dopes nibbling blindly away at whatever trail of unithought bread crumbs Ezra and company drop to lead their mindless clientele to the correct conclusion.

On the left you can lead a horse to Kool Aid and you can make him drink, because he thinks thats all there is or anything else is from a poisoned well.

fdcol63

Other than for military serving overseas and out-of-state, and for those who can verify that they will be out of town on business or perhaps in hospital for a scheduled medical procedure, I see few reasons why the majority of people can't simply vote on election day itself.

Too often, I fear, all early voting does is give the Dems more opportunity to "find" so-called "lost" ballots to make up whatever deficit they have to steal elections.

Just another reason why I no longer have faith and confidence in the electoral process, and why - other than periodic give-aways to keep up the pretense of "fair" elections - Republicans and conservatives are doomed to being in the minority.

Obama has made great strides in making this a one-party system, and the GOPe has, incredibly, helped him by not being an effective and enthusiastic opposition party.

Ignatz

Portrait of a one percenter;

He is easily within the top one percent of smugly grinning dopes I'd like to punch.
I am a Christian so I would give him time to remove his glasses. :)

Threadkiller

On the other hand, the Secret Service is tasked with protecting not only the Presidient and others in the line of succession and their families, but also foreign dignitaries who visit.

I wonder if the WH is under-staffed sinc they created a Secret Service detail for Jarrett.

Captain Hate

Well the Intelligence guys are getting their revenge:

"Revealed this morning that Obama only attended 42% of his daily intel briefings"

Levin pointed out last night that the briefings are one of the very few "real work" items that show up on the daily White House logs. Liar and a lazy deadbeat.

henry

Maryrose, quiet here? Not sure. A nude lunatic was arrested in the Capitol yesterday, Burke & Mooch kicked a bunch of disabled vets out of their shindig in Milwaukee, and John Doe carp is still flying about (the Club For Growth wants a special prosecutor to investigate the DA, nobody admits to paying the John Doe special prosecutor -- which means the GAB paid him illegally). But the Packers won.

Captain Hate

Raiders make the list for a 3rd time.

Fewest games into season a head coach has lost job

Commitment to buck passing. 404's team.

Ignatz

Wretchard with a close-up look at the corruption and jockeying for power in post-Mao China, which looks remarkably like the corruption and jockeying for power that began and continues in Russia post USSR.

Threadkiller

42% attendance is 42 percentage points higher than his attendance at Columbia.

Extraneus

How do we know it was a female agent?

Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer and got all the way into the East Room before he was stopped.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/30/issa-accuses-secret-service-giving-false-account-white-house-breach/

Buckeye

MM @8:52

No doubt chaos would ensue. Flying Champagne corks are very dangerous.

James D.

There is a protocol office in the White House and another deputy in charge of this in the State Department. There was NO WAY that the fasting was not brought to the attention of Obama and the event planners.

It was done deliberately, with malice, and it upsets me.

Just like they strip-searched an Indian diplomat when they arrested her for underpaying her domestic workers (or whatever it was she was accused of). They HAD to know who they were dealing with, and how it would be seen...and they didn't care. Or, as MM says, they did it entirely on purpose, to send a message.

Threadkiller
Citing a congressional official, The New York Times reported on its website that the 42-year-old man even “overpowered a female Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and ran through the East Room before he was tackled.”

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/09/29/report-it-took-four-days-to-realize-white-house-had-been-shot-in-2011/

Extraneus

I wonder if Obama cancels the briefing meetings the day before, delegates them to someone else, or just lets the peons sit there waiting for him to show up 4 times out of 10.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/29/Report-Obama-Has-Missed-Over-Half-His-Second-Term-Daily-Intel-Briefings

Extraneus

Thanks, TK. FoxNews apparently decided that detail wasn't newsworthy.

Extraneus

Player flagged 15 yards for Muslim prayer in end-zone last night:

Gonna be hell to pay if they let anyone sign the cross anymore.

Threadkiller

Latino Fox News kicks ass, Ext.

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