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October 07, 2014

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Jeff Dobbs

I can't believe that "first" is still a thing here.

Threadkiller

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/caught-on-video-lois-lerner-tries-busting-into-neighbors-home-when-confronted-on-targeting-scandal/

Frau Indianerherz

OT - Just loved this American Spectator cover -
You Didn't Built That Teepee!

rse

Frau-I am headed out to Orange Co to speak in about 2 weeks. How close are you?

NKrebooting

Love that Amer Spectator cover;

Walter Mead Russell-- Tsar Vlad and his cronies feel the pinch of a stronger Dollar and falling oil prices. It almost makes me hope that Nato/Obummer coordinated the end of QE and rising Dollar to punish Vlad.... AS IF: http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/10/06/the-russian-ruble-how-low-can-it-go/

NKrebooting

OBUMMERCARE!!!-- Walmart dumps all under 30 hour employees into ExchangeCare, probably several hundred thousand people. This is why BigIns/BigBox supported ObummerCare, it lets them dump employees into subsidized ExchangeCare, and we TPs pay for it: http://blog.walmart.com/providing-quality-health-benefits-for-our-associates

Captain Hate

Ordinarily I wouldn't approve of what Mattera did accosting Lerner while she's walking her dog and replicating the tactics of the left. But these aren't normal times and it's time she gets a small taste of the problems she and her ilk inflicted on others.

MOAR PLEEZE.

Comanche Voter

What the heck, Lerner hounded citizens. I understand her neighbor didn't want to let her in--has a policy of keeping trash out of his house.

Jane

BTW, Every once in a while when I am feeling empowered, I gird my loins and turn on MSNBC to see what is going on in that world.

This morning, at least in the 6AM hour, the story dominating everything was gay marriage. Apparently Ebola is not a threat and what the heck is this "iSIS" thing, anyway?

When I raise either issue on moonbat territory, I am told that I don't have my priorities straight.

The End

NKrebooting

Jane-- it's ProgTown, they are nutz.

Rick B

I believe the Progressive Fascists should be encouraged to cling tightly to President Obola, right to the end. He himself has declared that the coming election is actually a referendum on the Obola Administration and who can dispute the King of the Global Village Idiots.

Those wishing to maintain some distance from the Obola contagion have a choice to make.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

The Walmart article says it is affecting 2 % of the Walmart employees.

NKrebooting

so about 45,000 at Walmart lose coverage and are shoved into ExchangeCare. Expect all other employers of sub 30 hour employees to follow suit.

henry

Nice October surprise from Walmart.

narciso

kind of a closed trapper keeper deal:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/world/middleeast/ex-defense-secretary-panetta-tells-of-frustrations-with-obama.html?_r=0

Threadkiller
Savage told WND he was invited to give a few words before the beginning of a Yom Kippur service at a synagogue.

He said he told the large Jewish audience the world “is coming apart at the seams” and people offer many explanations for what is happening.

Savage asked: “When America was ruled by practicing Christian presidents, wasn’t the world a safer place?”

He said silence came over the audience.

“They heard me,” he said. “I didn’t have to say that we have an atheist, communist, socialist, anarchist in the White House. All I said is that when we had a practicing Christian in the White House, the world was a safer place.

“I said there’s a spiritual disease that we’re suffering from, and America put this man in there, and the world is falling apart as a result.”

http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/10/michael-savage-1-month-left-to-save-america/

James D.

Ordinarily I wouldn't approve of what Mattera did accosting Lerner while she's walking her dog and replicating the tactics of the left. But these aren't normal times and it's time she gets a small taste of the problems she and her ilk inflicted on others.

I'm similarly conflicted. I find those kind of tactics loathsome, and I object to them when the left employs them.

On the other hand, Lerner is a public employee, who violated the rights of private citizens as a routine part of her job. And since nobody in the Executive Branch is interested in obeying the law; and nobody in Congress is interested in using the powers they do have to bring Lerner and her ilk to heel, I guess there really aren't too many other options...

Frau Indianerherz

rse - I'm "freeway close" depending on which part of Orange County you mean. Matt is in Orange County but he has a life.

Iggy

Seattle votes to join Minnesota in renaming Columbus Day, Indigenous People Day.
Note that they aren't satisfied with having such a day in addition to Columbus Day but instead of.

Can that colorless odorless gas be made to seek out leftists too?

Frau Indianerherz

Mini-hope for Iraq but No hope for Cleoville. Scripps College un-invited George Will as a conservative speaker.
This is just disgusting: Out of 532 listed as teachers/professors at the Claremont colleges, only 15 were listed as Republicans. None were at Pitzer (duh!), Pomona, and Scripps.
For ugly details LUN

Soylent Red

I'm similarly conflicted. I find those kind of tactics loathsome, and I object to them when the left employs them.

In a just and sane world, those kinds of tactics would be impossible for Lerner or any other public employee of her stripe.

They would be in federal prison.

Danube on iPad

Workin' on it, Tg.

clarice

As for Lerner--time to turn tables. I mean it. The Progs have been playing dirty for a couple of decades now--Gird your loins and read Alinsky--

Danube on iPad

Good thing FDR was a practicing Christian. Otherwise the world might have become dangerous.

NKrebooting

JamesD-- you are a decent man... but don't worry about being rude to Prog Apparatchiks, they are wannabe tyrants, they deserve it.

Clarice-- AlinskyRules! hold the Progs to their own standards of disgraceful behavior.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/target-to-drop-health-insurance-for-part-time-workers.html

The cost of providing the insurance is the problem, whether the company is earning less because they are paying for the insurance or whether the part time employee has less to spend because he has to pay for his own insurance.
My guess is the unions will be out in force, claiming that the employee will be better off joining the union. The unions do nothing to lower the cost of insurance. They just take money from members.

Miss Marple

Many part-time employees work at places like Wal-Mart JUST for the insurance.

I imagine a lot of these people will go to other, more amenable places to work part-time if Wal-Mart isn't going to insure them.

Dave (in MA)


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/7th-heaven-dad-stephen-collins-admits-sexually-abusing-girl-article-1.1965747
"When Grant asked Collins if he had an erection when he exposed himself, he replied, "No, I mean, no. Partial ... maybe, I think."

NKrebooting

MissM-- are any such 'other' jobs available? The whole point of ObummerCare was to make employing people with healthcare, too expensive, so they would wind up with subsidized Exchange Care; putting them on the Dem/Prog plantation makes them a Prog voter for life. That plus Medicaid payoffs for cronies was the whole point of ObummerCare.

Iggy

--"No, I mean, no. Partial ... maybe, I think."--

Guy's got a future in DC.

For the children.

Miss Marple

NK,

What meant was if they have to be on the exchanges, why work at Walmart? There are plenty of more pleasant places to work which don't insure you, either.

Or maybe they will stay home and go on Medicaid. Or work for cash, avoid paying taxes, and disappear into the woodwork.

I once hired a housepainter who insisted on cash payment. When he was working he told me he never voted because he didn't want to let the government know he was there. This was back in the 80's, before Obamacare. I imagine there are a lot more people like that, now.

Beasts of England

*** colorful language trigger warning ***

re: Lerner, screw her. I don't give a flying fuck about any legal tactics employed to annoy that disgusting piece of shit. If the godamned conservatives don't wake up from playing nice we're only gonna get fucked deeper and deeper in the ass until it comes out our fucking mouths. That ain't the way I roll and it's time to grow a fucking pair and beat these un-American loser idiots to death. Fuck me. This is the future of the fucking country not some godamned cotillion. Enough!

Bori

Dave (in MA),

I was reading the twitter feed on this story, and the people were freaking out because he played a Reverend on TV. They could not make the distinction of an actor playing a role and the real thing.

Beasts of England

Maybe 'colorful' wasn't an accurate enough descriptor, but I really, really, really am about all out of shits to give...

Extraneus

You're holding back, Beasts.

Jack is Back!

Bori,

But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night....

Danube on iPad

"re: Lerner, screw her."

I wouldn't screw her with your joy unit, Beasts.

Dave (in MA)

This is for Beasts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqJpcSjK8g

AliceH

"There are plenty of more pleasant places to work which don't insure you, either."

That is not how I see it, at least in my area. Wal-Mart is possibly the best place for part time work for those who have neither special skills nor ability to do blue collar labor.

Captain Hate

Those wishing to maintain some distance from the Obola contagion have a choice to make.

This could get interesting. Preznit Daddy Issues and his Ferret GodSatanmother won't take kindly to donkeys trying to disassociate themselves from Ear Leader. The madness of King Pantload may dial up to eleven.

Iggy

I saw nothing untoward in what Mattera did.
He's press asking a lowlife if she wanted to apologize for being a low life. He was trying to do her a favor.
I hope he and O'Keefe and others continue doing such favors for DC lowlifes.

Can't recall any pinkos getting upset over similar tactics, and much worse, by their side.

daddy

Good Morning!

Insty has a ton of stories this morning questioning how the Ebola virus got transmitted to the Spanish Nurse, especially in light of the fact that she only entered his room twice (the 2nd time he was dead), and she wore the authorized protective clothing properly both times.

Yesterday on local Talk our host interviewed a Doc who has been teaching the spread of blood borne pathogens for 30 years. He was very educational. He said that since this started he had really been trying to study everything he could on Ebola but that it was something overall that we really did not know much about. He said that after contacting all his sources of information he usually relies on, and after querying many Medical personnel he respects, he concluded by saying that the only 2 things everyone he talked to agreed on were these 2 items.

1) Have a lot of Bleach on hand
2) Everyone agreed that what the CDC had been saying these last few days was wrong.

Thomas Collins

BOE, calm down! I'm telling ya, take a bikini babe up north to a Northwestern game, and all will be OK! :-)

Even loyal Wolverine anonamom is on the Wildcat bandwagon!

daddy

FOX News turns 18 years old today!!!

Somebody buy that Network a Beer.

clarice

I think wisconsonites should start camping out on the doorsteps of the corrupt DA's --esp at the kind of odd hours that they used for their fascistic raids on Walker's contributors.

NKrebooting

Doorsteps? how about 'OCDAs" (Occupy Corrupt DAs) and vandalize their offices like the Progs did to the Capital building.

centralcal

Good for Jason Mattera. Lerner has it coming! Actually, she should be in jail.

matt

I can recommend a number of great please in OC to meet up. E mail me at the usual address.

You have to admire O'Keefe and really question the intelligence of the Lefties he's been setting up. These people are just plain dumb as rocks and arrogant to boot.

Speaking of which I understand Smilin' Joe is tying up traffic all over LA this week. It's nice that 75% of Los Angelenos have no clue who he is. Que? Que?

Buckeye

BoE

100% concur

Beasts of England

Y'all should hear me rant when I'm really ticked off! :)

Rick B

Why isn't Nigeria's success in containing Ebola in Lagos (a teeming city of 22 million which is no where close to even inadequacy wrt sewage treatment or clean water) being trumpeted? The survival rate obtained was very good (12 of 19 survived), no "miracle" drugs were used and they are Ebola free at the moment.

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are a different matter and Nigeria is responding to the danger next door in an appropriate manner by closing the border and at the same time offering training to caregivers.

What's wrong with the Nigerian model?

Beasts of England

@Dave (in MA): I want one of those!!!

James D.

Part of my personal discomfort with adopting prog tactics is that (I'm sure this will come as no surprise) I'm very much a "black or white" thinker. It takes a lot to get me to dislike someone, but once I decide I do dislike you, , I pretty much go straight from there to despising you, considering you less than human, wishing you and your family and friends and acquanitances and housepets dead, and I would just as soon see your whole neighborhood burn to the ground as look at you.

I do not like going to that mental place. It's not a good or healthy place. I am not a "happy warrior."

Captain Hate

A marketplace of all views:

http://claremontindependent.com/george-will-uninvited-from-scripps-college/

Captain Hate

While Lerner surely deserves a lengthy prison term just for her evasive tactics in impeding an investigation, the real target of our anger should be the IRS, an out of control bureaucracy which shouldn't exist in a free country.

Miss Marple

daddy,

My sister the nurse is about ready to blow her stack. She is by no means an expert like the doctor you heard, but she said the number of errors that have been made in containing this disease is mind-boggling according to what she was taught about contamination with infectious diseases.

Iggy

--....Nigeria is responding to the danger next door in an appropriate manner by closing the border...--

It's only a matter of time before that foolishness backfires on them and their epidemic flares back up again because nobody in their country has it....or something.

Beasts of England

I don't disagree, Captain, but she personifies the attitude and corruption that many of us correctly attribute to an unaccountable leftist bureaucracy.

Eric in Boise

wishing you and your family and friends and acquanitances and housepets dead

Good gracious, James, next you'll be peeing on cute little bulldogs!

narciso

more than a cup of Vizzini here

http://www.examiner.com/article/fox-news-host-gets-embarrassed-on-live-tv-by-a-doctor-over-her-ebola-comments

lyle

I agree with Capt. I despise Lois Lerner but she's but one apparatchik. The IRS is infested with them as are every other bureauracy in DC. Fucking dems RUN the government and everyone of them are unionized. When I hear the local ads for a Senate or House candidate pledging to "cut government spending," I laugh, then scream epithets at the radio.

clarice

In N Car Hagan's husband's office shourl be targeted to bring attention to the Stimulus scam those grifters pulled off.

C'mon guys!!



clarice

UMWA workers marched on the EPA offices in DC--why aren't Republicans heading to W Va in droves standing with the workers against the Democrat job killers?

Iggy

Not good news for F1 driver Jules Bianchi
as his family says he suffered "diffuse axonal injury" which sounds kind of like your brain is in a blender. Poor prognosis depending on the severity.

daddy

Here's the opening paragraph from the Captain's link at 01:23 about George Will's dis-invitation:

A prominent conservative political pundit was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College, in a program designed to promote conservative views on campus, because of his conservative views.

Porchlight

George Will, just the epitome of dangerous thinkers.

You know what, EFF higher ed. I say that as a higher ed employee. Remove federal funding from every single educational institution and get feds out of the student loan business and let it all implode. No bailouts. I don't care if I lose my job and my pension.

Iggy

--why aren't Republicans heading to W Va in droves--

Fear of ridicule, just as the founders intended in their consent decree. :)

Some Guy

Beasts,

I share the anger and frustration; however, I don't want us to adopt the tactics of the Left. Ever.

They suck. They sucketh mightly. The Left is intellectually and morally so bankrupt they make Detroit look a model of fiscal sanity.

I loath the Left so much...

...that I don't EVER want to be anything like them. In anyway.

Apologies.

jimmyk

The news about the Will disinvitation seems odd, given that the column was written last June, and I would imagine the invitation was months ago. I suppose the students weren't around during the summer to scream about it.

Liberal arts colleges are the worst offenders when it comes to academic PC. Universities are bigger, and more often in urban areas, so they can't be entirely monolithic, but these colleges are just little echo chambers.

fdcol63

Dems have no fear of ridicule, because they have no sense of shame.

Danoso

--why aren't Republicans heading to W Va in droves--

We have jobs.

lyle

Paging rse. rse to the white courtesy phone:

http://www.libertylawsite.org/2014/10/07/prescription-for-a-banana-republic/

lyle

Dems have no fear of ridicule, because they have no sense of shame.

No more calls, please. Todays's internet prize winner has been named.

MarkO

"Good thing FDR was a practicing Christian. Otherwise the world might have become dangerous."

I feel this debunks something, but I have no idea what it might be.

jimmyk

Porch, as another in higher ed, I agree with your 1:45, though I don't think the public money has much to do with the PC problem. Maybe a little to the extent it insulates students from the need to learn marketable skills. I'm not sure what the explanation is, though. It seems to have gotten worse over the years.

Threadkiller

It is a defense of Obama, Marko.

fdcol63

" ... I don't want us to adopt the tactics of the Left. Ever. ..."

A noble sentiment. But an idealistically naive sentiment.

In modern wars, both sides use firearms. Both sides use tanks. Both sides use artillery. Both sides use warplanes. Both sides use comparable maneuver movements. Both sides kill. Both sides eat, drink water, urinate and defecate.

Does that make them both equal? No.

What matters is not the tactics or equipment used.

What matters is the intent, the objective, the values, and the interests of the victor.

Beasts of England

@Some Guy: I had your position for years. I abhor them and their tactics, but employing a reasonable response to unreasonable people is an untenable position. They use our reasonableness against us.

For example: have you ever had a conversation - or read of an exchange - with a progressive where they've ever admitted that they were wrong about anything - anything at all? I seriously doubt it. I never have.

It's just one of their flaws which is manifested in their approach to every single aspect of life. Desperate times call for desperate measure and I believe that bird has flown. Cheers!

fdcol63

And what matters most is the survival of the victor.

jimmyk

MarkO, it was a Godwinian an attempt to debunk Savage, per TK's 11:41. Of course Savage was pretty clearly talking only about recent history, and was also obviously making a rhetorical point to rile up the no doubt liberal Jewish crowd.

Captain Hate

Listening to Tammy Bruce, I think Rosie O'besity has lost what little mind she ever possessed. Yesterday she told Nicole Wallace that ISIS was formed because the US attacked Iraq after 9/11 instead of Saudi Arabia, which is where the hijackers came from. But Rosie is a 9/11 truther who claims it was an inside job. Which is it, O'besity?

FTL


Heh. Rosie O'Beastity.

fdcol63

Captain Hate, truthers believe the Saudi hijackers were hired by BushCo and the CIA.

Of course, this was after the towers had been pre-wired to blow.

The hijackers were meant as backup, and as a casus belli to go to war against Iraq and Islam.

All at the behest of those eeevviillll Jooooos.

narciso

well she is a 9/11 denialist, a Vogon in training, what did 'Norma Desmond' say to that collection of mindthoughts,

Some Guy

Beasts and fdcol63,

I don't believe there is anything I'd disagree with in your responses, but I still won't cross the Rubicon.

Yet.

;)

Miss Marple

UK authorities have apprehended 4 young men, British citizens, had a plan to behead people on the streets of London.

MarkO

"It is a defense of Obama, Marko."

"MarkO, it was a Godwinian an attempt to debunk Savage."

I get it. Pure impeachment.

Frau Indianerherz

The left *lies* to smear conservatives. (Crazy, racist, religionist tea-baggers!) There is no need to lie about the left. The facts are there to throw in their fascist faces. That's what the Tea Party did in a civil manner and why it had to be demonized and stopped.
Lois "The Bitch of Buchenwald the IRS" Lerner needs to writhe some more. Squirm, baby, squirm!

Marlene

CH,this will give you a laugh...Ted Strickland is campaigning for the Dems in Maine today.

fdcol63

Some Guy,

That's ok. I understand. You're more of a "Nice Guy" than I am. LOL

You don't want to stoop to their level. You want to remain "above" it all. Again, a noble sentiment.

But my feeling is this:

You can't clean trash out of the gutter by holding the broom ABOVE the street. At some point, you have to put the brook IN the gutter, with the trash.

Does the broom get "dirty"? Of course.

But does the broom become trash, like the garbage it's sweeping?

No.

We are the broom.

lyle

We are the broom.

We're gonna need a bigger broom.


Rick B

Lois "The Bitch of Buchenwald the IRS" Lerner needs to writhe some more."

Frau,

I think I'll agree with you and agree with Some Guy at the same time. I'd also like to see the midnight knock gambit done to the Wisconsin persecutors but I don't believe wide adoption of Alinsky tactics would bear more fruit than simply pointing to the results of the Obolo Epidemic which struck the US in '08.

October should be Focus on Failure month for Republicans. It's not like there isn't evidence available.

James D.

I agree with CH @ 1:27 and lyle @ 1:36

Lerner is loathsome, and ought to go to prison. And she acted of her own free will; she's a horrible human being on every level.

But if it wasn't her, it would have been someone else in her office. Punishing Lerner, or a hundred people like her, would be an excellent start, but ultimately if the bureaucracy is not radically scaled back, and constantly forced on the defensive, it'll all just happen again.

Bureaucracy attracts people like Lerner, and people who start out unlike her inevitably end up becoming like her sooner or later.

James D.

October should be Focus on Failure month for Republicans. It's not like there isn't evidence available.

Works for me!

Porchlight

October should be Focus on Failure month for Republicans. It's not like there isn't evidence available.

Okay, but can we wait until after the election? November works better for me.

Captain Hate

Ted Strickland is campaigning for the Dems in Maine today.

When they bring Twitch, a complete failure at everything, out to campaign for you that's a pretty good sign that you're hanging ten on a humongous wave.

Beasts of England

Very apt analogy, fdcol63! Although I'd suggest we use a gas-powered leaf blower! :)

clarice

" ... I don't want us to adopt the tactics of the Left. Ever. ..."

I put this in the file which begins "gentlemen don't spy on eachother"

Jane

Dot, (if you are around)

How do you feel about sending troops to W Africa to deal with ebola?

fdcol63

"Although I'd suggest we use a gas-powered leaf blower! :)"

Beasts, LOL. But then I'd argue that leaf blowers don't really clean up the mess, do they? They just move the trash from one area to another. LOL

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