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January 15, 2015

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NKvirusedand back

Oh, and a Obummer provides a great set up for Budget cutting. Obummer sez: let's spend even MOAR than I agreed to in 2011! Perfect set up for cuts... will the Repubs use the opportunity? TBD next month. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-15/obama-budget-to-seek-spending-boost-of-nearly-7-percent.html

clarice

MM, I bet you could afford a part time minimum wage high school kid.

lyle

Quite understandable, OL.

matt

Prayer rugs are @ 2' x 3' and have some sort of arrow like motif in order that the user is pointed properly towards Mecca.

Some can be very beautiful but then they all look like "this was to the egress" carpets.

So I guess Pope Francis is not expecting the Spanish Inquisition anytime soon. Seems like a good moment for another cartoon.

Jane

Dave,

I'm shocked there is any ramification for saying anything bad about a republican. I'd actually expect a raise, particularly at the Globe.

NKvirusedand back

UK Daily Mail has a story about the 1M Pakistanis taking to the streets demanding that the Charlie H people should be hanged for running their cartoons. I guess they are all harsh art critics, since Obummer tells us this isn't about Islam. Must be the Methodist Pakistanis.

Early SDNY misbehaviour.

CH, Giuliani entrapped Jeffreys.

jimmyk

Unless somebody thinks I have it wrong...

I think you have it right about Giuliani's excess. But I think the junk bond market is still very active.

jimmyk

Another for the "Satire is Dead" file:

The “Vagina Monologues” was once a yearly tradition at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts. But not this year.

The reason? Apparently the show is no longer feminist enough and actually hurts women because it doesn’t include monologues from trans-women. Suddenly, the most feminist play in America is both transphobic and racist.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/heres-the-reason-this-all-womens-college-cancelled-its-yearly-vagina-monologues/article/2558710

Miss Marple

RickB,

You do realize the people of York have NEVER believed that Richard III killed those princes, don't you?

When his body was found a couple of years ago, they actively campaigned to have it buried in York Cathedral. (I think they lost, though.)

jimmyk

I've read that Richard III is regarded as a pretty enlightened king. Of course Billy S. forever besmirched his reputation.

Extraneus

'In Dog We Trust' accidentally printed on sheriff's rugs


lyle

Film actor makes millions with a movie plus two sequels in which he plays a retired CIA operative who goes onto foreign soil and shoots and kills foreigners because they kidnapped his daughter, ex-wife, and who-knows-what the latest plot line holds has this to say about us wingnut gun owners:

“There’s just too many f**king guns out there,” he told Gulf News when asked about the recent terror attacks in Paris at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

“Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America.”

He went on to describe the situation as a “f**king disgrace”, but declined to go into detail over US police responsibility for gun crime.

RickB

Miss Marple,

Elizabeth I (actually II) claimed to have recalled the death warrant she signed for Mary, Queen of Scots, as well. Both claims are possible, neither are particularly plausible. Edward V entered the Tower of London under the protection of Richard. He was last seen by his murderers.

If Richard didn't order the murders, he was somewhat lacking in his standard of care.

jimmyk

Lyle, he should stick to talking about horse carriages in Central Park.

Beasts of England

@lyle: I was trolling 'Miss Maple' about that topic. I thought it was Ben. Although I didn't use the terms moron or idiot...

rich@gmu

good afternoon everyone ...

Extraneus

My history, as a Jew of France, is over.

lyle

I don't know, are you for real or a sock puppet right...now, BoE? :-)

Captain Hate

But I think the junk bond market is still very active.

Good to read. I just remember all the MFM blah blah about how absolutely terrrrrrrible junk bonds were and thinking "another example of a little information in the otherwise empty minds of dumbasses not necessarily being a good thing".

Captain Hate

When his body was found a couple of years ago

Was that the body they found under a parking lot?

lyle

"Substance":

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett insisted this morning that the Obama administration got the “substance” right on the Paris attacks even if they messed up the optics of Sunday’s anti-terror march.

“I think as we said, certainly we would have liked to have participated in the parade,” Jarrett told CNN. “I remind you that Attorney General Holder was in Paris for a very important meeting together with his colleagues from around Europe and around the world to take a look at what we can do to make sure that we’re cooperating fully.”


“And so I think we certainly got the substance right, but it would have been great to participate in the parade, and we’re delighted Secretary Kerry is there now,” she added.

From PJM. There's no effing "substance." Precious didn't give a shit and The Ferret didn't want to confront the Islam = Terrorism angle.

clarice

nd everyone of the participants in that "vrty important meeting" SAVE KERRY attended the march.

rse

The fate of the little princes had much to do with Edward IV eloping with a commoner and the Widville's wanting to use those boys to rule through them.

The worst of the Wars of the Roses were over by that time but child rulers had always been a problem.

Everyone does realize the mother turned them over to Richard after a year in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey and that their sister Elizabeth married Henry VII and was Arthur and Henry VIII's mother.

Beasts of England

Massachusetts State Police confirm that a woman with life-threatening injuries was delayed getting to Level 1 Trauma due to the protestors.

Threadkiller

Substance Abuse

Threadkiller

Lyle, this is a much better explanation:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/why-obama-did-not-march/

Captain Hate

Massachusetts State Police confirm that a woman with life-threatening injuries was delayed getting to Level 1 Trauma due to the protestors.

Don't expect that to get any mention by the MFM.

Extraneus

You mean Holder?

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce: People who claim that 404 was impacted by attendance in Jeremiah Wright's church can't ignore the influence of Luap Nor on Rand.

lyle

TK, that is a great link.

daddy

Miles behind.

Last month you will recall there were a number of stories about how some college students were so traumatized from watching the protests in Ferguson and New York City, that they would be excused from taking College Exams.

So when is someone going to propose that the UVA Frat boys are excused from their college exams? They have been put on actual probation, smeared, kicked around, had their Houses vandalized, been publicly called racists by major newspapers, and treated dictatorially by their College President. So where's their "Get Out Of Class Free" card?

Apparently fake traumatizations are more equal than real ones?

Threadkiller

I guess we better look at Zurc Leafar as well.

Dave (in MA)
Massachusetts State Police confirm that a woman with life-threatening injuries was delayed getting to Level 1 Trauma due to the protestors.

Stolen from www.bostonherald.com

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

Yes, the body found under a parking lot.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Captain Hate | January 15, 2015 at 02:39 PM -

ain't that the truth ... something nutty under dad's banner is flagged up at memorandum.

jimmyk

Not sure this is the best idea:

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/iowas-joni-ernst-deliver-gop-response-state-union-n286976

Buster McCloud

An interesting site that allows you to measure each candidate against other candidates for both Dem and Rep POTUS nomination in 2016.

This is the matchup of Scott Walker against Jeb Bush.

https://www.crowdpac.com/elections/2016-presidential-election/?l=9999837&r=9999823

rich@gmu

whoa, that dude could use a haircut ... bet he is a stranger to water and soap too.

Captain Hate

Speaking of memeorandum, it looks like Politico has figured out that Fat RINO Bastard will be competing for the same squish donors as Jeb and Romney. Mutually Assured Destruction and throwing money away FTW!

Miss Marple

Captain Hate, Went looking and it looks like Leicester will get the burial; they made it a condition of allowing the exhumation.

The ceremony will take place on March 25. I hope I can find television coverage.

Captain Hate

Not sure this is the best idea

The usual suspects will ridicule whoever gives it so I don't think there's a perfect choice. She might pleasantly surprise us.

Buster McCloud

Who'd you have do it, jimmyk?

Now, if she comes on in a leather apron, a sterilized 16 inch bowie knife.....

Threadkiller

Hopefully she talks about pig castration.

jimmyk

Did anyone answer the captain's question about Ted Cruz? A quick Google says nothing about his running for President. I hope he doesn't, as I prefer Walker and he might split the conservative (i.e. non-squish) vote.

Danube on iPad

Our firm represented Drexel in the Milken era, so although I was not in the corporate department I was pretty well informed about Giulianu's crusade, which disgusted me. Most vitally, Rudy set his sights on the target--Milken--without knowing that any crime had been committed. It was just a matter of Milken being wildly successful and making tons of money through junk bonds. (CH is right: junk bonds were an enormously useful product; CNN, among others, was initially financed that way.)

I don't remember exactly what they got Milken on, but I do recall that it was something relatively minor, and was not harmful to the public but instead was some sort of maneuver to stick a knife in a rival. They got him to plead not on the strength of wharever case they had. They threatened to indict his family, particularly including his brother Lowell, if he refused. Definitely not Rudy's finest hour.

Threadkiller

Good job, Buster!

Miss Marple

Pictures of the morons in Boston:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/15/protesters-block-traffic-southeast-express-northbound/G3aLvpDWRixI2I6SVyaErM/picture.html?p1=Article_Gallery

I note that every single one of them is white and poorly groomed, both male and female.

Captain Hate

Thank you for those details, DoT.

jimmyk

I haven't seen a lot of the newly elected Senators speak, so I'm not sure, but I think Tim Scott or Tillis would probably be better. I'd be happy to have Cruz give it as well. There's nothing wrong with Ernst, but I think she has the potential to be SNL spoof material, as unfair as it is.

rich@gmu

good grief ... what was the point in jamming up traffic in Boston of all places.

Jeff Dobbs

Apparently the [Vagina Monologues] is no longer feminist enough and actually hurts women because it doesn’t include monologues from trans-women.

The Cis-terhood of the Traveling Pantless.

Captain Hate

Who in their right mind would want those deadbeats annoying people purportedly on their behalf? It's a huge disconnect between what the stated purpose is (and that the MFM promotes) and how it exists in Realityville.

Miss Marple

Jim Messina ‏@Messina2012 10m10 minutes ago

The Messina Group is looking for spring interns. Enthusiastic & politically savvy students: email your resumes to info@themessinagroup.com

Who does this creepy guy do business for?

jimmyk

junk bonds were an enormously useful product; CNN, among others, was initially financed that way.

Hmmm....


I believe they got Milken on "parking," which is a rather technical violation involving temporarily holding assets for someone else to help them meet some kind of regulatory requirement. In Milken's case the "someone else" was Boesky, though I don't know whether Milken was actually guilty, or how serious the crime really was.

Mrs K, who works in the industry and was not far from Milken in the early days, thinks he was not innocent, but would probably concede that he did not deserve to have his career ended.

sbw

Since Boston didn’t take my suggestion to let the protesters wallow in their 24 degree pee, perhaps their punishment upon conviction should be to recycle their barrels:

-- pulverizing the concrete to gravel with sledge hammers, picking out the metal shards for the recycling bin, and then shoveling the remaining hard fill into a construction site some miles away.

rich@gmu

CH-

indeed. I recall they also had an equally goofy "black brunch" protest ... what a brilliant idea, attack the whites that are a part of your political collation. moving urban whites from the

don't give a shit category

to

Actively voting (and working) against you category

doesn't seem like the smartest of strategies.

Jane

I want Walker to get the nomination but I'm happy to see Cruz and Rubio both run. First I don't think they will stab each other in the back and secondly they will be great at articulating our position.

Where is JIB to tell us what is going on in Belgium?

NKvirusedand back

The whole Milken thing was bizarre. The one count he pled guilty to had the weakest evidence, and it seemed to be just a pretext for a guilty plea. If I recall the WSJ editorializing about Milken, they claim that Judge Kimba Wood said that the one count he pled to couldn't even be proven by the gov't, but she sent him away for 3 years because the rest of the counts which he pled not guilty 'looked bad'. Of course, the worst thing Giuliani did was to make Milken take off his toupe for his arraignment photo.

Miss Marple

rich,

In my opinion this isn't about votes. These are people who don't really care about the political process.

What they want to do is bully people, make them suffer, exact revenge.

That is all this stuff is. If you gave them what they wanted, they would be back tomorrow with more demands and more bullying behavior.

Marlene

I'm listening to Howie Carr,his reaction to the I-93 protest is LOL funny.He is going to talk to the Herald photographer who took the pictures. (Dave's 2:48) Howie said these guys are right out of central casting.They were also wearing adult diapers. He's waiting for the list of names and is curious to see how many live in Cambridge or Brookline. Ha.

Jeff Dobbs

MM:
What they want to do is bully people, make them suffer, exact revenge.

Their released statement says they want to end capitalism, so they got that going for them.

Jane

Marlene, I swear I recognized 2 of them - where from I have no idea. I'd like to know how they get those barrels on the highway.

James D.

I honestly don't see the point in the R's having a formal, televised response to the SOTU in the first place.

There's really no upside. Very few voters (and no LIVs) will be watching. For those who do, it can't help but look small and pitiful in a theatrical way compared to the SOTU. Even if it's the best speech since the Gettysburg Address, nobody will ever know it from the MSM coverage. And if the responder messes up in any way, or even if they don't, but something they say or do can be spun that way, they individually and the R's generally will spend weeks living it down (if they're lucky).

rich@gmu

Posted by: Miss Marple | January 15, 2015 at 03:16 PM -

seems bizarre and pointless.

Old Lurker

I agree with James. Nothing to gain; lots to lose.

NKvirusedand back

jimmyK -- Milken-- it's 25 plus years ago, but the plea I don't think was for fraudulently parking for Boesky, I recall he pled to doing trades for which he didn't have a license. Did Milken defraud the marketplace? perhaps, but the whole thing seemed like a pretext to nail a big fish, for something, anything.

NKvirusedand back

Marlene-- adult diapers? too funny. These Soros punks are clever, can't they do something productive with their lives? Rhetorical question, I know.

Mad Jack

Jane: While I believe Cruz and Rubio may be articulate I think backstabbing is part of most politicians DNA.

Captain Hate

James, I'd prefer they ignore the whole thing.

Miss Marple

Everything the Left does seems bizarre and pointless to me, rich.

rich@gmu

how about not invite him ...

henry

Rich, yes. just request a written report.

NKvirusedand back

Not invite, send us a memo instead. Unfortunately, that would have been counterproductive, because the meme the LiV would have heard is that evil conserv/repubs won't have the black man in their house, blah blah blah, instead of EO open borders, no jobs, and he want higher gas taxes.

rich@gmu

the GOPe want higher gas taxes and open boarders too so they have that going for them

Captain Hate

how about not invite him

That's what I'd prefer. The televised thing is just an unnecessary high colonic that most people ignore. All that's required is that he sends a letter to Congress so they should say that's all they want. 404 would never stand for that so if the Rs boycotted it we might have a major prime time meltdown in front of an over half empty building.

Marlene

Howie's favorite photo is the dreadlocks dude. Howie is mocking him...Dude! I have a right to free speech by sticking my arm in wet cement and blocking traffic. By the way,firemen had to use hacksaws to remove cement from the arms of the protesters.

Old Lurker

"By the way,firemen had to use hacksaws to remove cement from the arms of the protesters."

Why?

henry

Woulda been quicker to remove the arms. Needs of the many and whatnot.

Jane

Via Howie (and Dave)

PRESS RELEASE: Activists Shut Down Interstate Highway 93 North and South During Morning Rush Hour Traffic into Boston

January 15, 2015

Contact Megan Collins at (617) 942-1867 or email january15action@gmail.com for more information, interviews, and photographs.

Somerville/Milton/Boston Massachusetts -- Activists have shut down Interstate 93 Southbound and Northbound during morning rush hour commute into Boston to “disrupt business as usual” and protest police and state violence against Black people.

Two different groups of activists linked their bodies together across the highway in coordinated actions north and south of Boston. This action was in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This diverse non-Black group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom are queer and transgender, took this action to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of Black people in Boston.

“Today, our nonviolent direct action is meant to expose the reality that Boston is a city where white commuters and students use the city and leave, while Black and Brown communities are targeted by police, exploited, and displaced,” said Korean-American activist Katie Seitz.

In the past 15 years, law enforcement officers in Boston have killed Remis M. Andrews, Darryl Dookhran, Denis Reynoso, Ross Baptista, Burrell “Bo” Ramsey-White, Mark Joseph McMullen, Manuel “Junior” DaVeiga, Marquis Barker, Stanley Seney, Luis Gonzalez, Bert W. Bowen, Eveline Barros-Cepeda, Daniel Furtado, LaVeta Jackson, Nelson Santiago, Willie L. Murray Jr., Rene Romain, Jose Pineda, Ricky Bodden, Carlos M. Garcia, and many more people of color. We mourn and honor all these lives.

“We must remember, Ferguson is not a faraway Southern city. Black men, women, and gender-nonconforming people face disproportionately higher risk of profiling, unjust incarceration, and death. Police violence is everywhere in the United States,” said another protester Nguyen Thi Minh Thu.

The two groups of activists organized these actions to use their collective voices to resist and disrupt the overarching system that oppresses Black people and to expressly accept the responsibility of white and non-Black people of color to organize and act to end racial profiling, unjust incarceration, and murder of Black people in the United States and beyond. Black lives matter, today and always.

***See below for more quotes from organizers and participants in the action.***

Quotes from Participants in the Action

"As an Afro-Indigenous woman I feel the affects of white supremacy on my people. Being involved in this action has shown me where the participant's hearts are at in the movement. Without collaboration of all people, no one can be free." - Camille

“As Pan-Asian people in the United States, we refuse to perpetuate anti-Black racism. We will not allow our communities to serve as a wedge to divide us and jeopardize our struggle to end racism and achieve our collective liberation,” said Nguyen Thi Minh Thu.

“As non-Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people in the United States, we refuse to allow increasing acceptance of our sexuality and several marriage equality victories to end our commitment to advancing social justice. We recognize that this movement has been spearheaded by Black queer women and gender-nonconforming people.” said Monica Majewski.

“As white people in the United States, we refuse to align ourselves with a state that carries out violence against Black people. We are taking direct action to challenge white complicity and amplify the demands for an end to the war on Black communities,” said Katie Martin Selcraig.

"As a white person, my only options are to act against white supremacy or to be complicit in it. I'm here today because I refuse to be complicit" said Emily O.

"As a white man, I know I benefit and am protected by a racist society. I am participating today because it is necessary for those who are the least vulnerable to step up and put our bodies on the line if we ever want to build a just world," said Eli C.

"As a white feminist, I take part in this action because anyone who claims commitment to equality must take action to dismantle intersectional oppression. Idling is a privilege afforded only to those who genuinely do not care," said Nelli.

“As non-Black undocumented immigrants in the United States, we refuse to perpetuate the erroneous idea of earned citizenship. We honor the path set before us by Harriet Tubman by advancing civil and human rights for everyone regardless of legal status,” said a protester involved in the action.

“As non-Black women, including transgender and gender-nonconforming folks in the United States, we refuse to allow our commitment to gender justice to distract us from racial justice. We understand that gender and racial justice are intertwined,” said one of the organizers of the action.

jimmyk

According to wiki, "On April 24, 1990, Milken pleaded guilty to six counts of securities and tax violations. Three of them involved dealings with Ivan Boesky to conceal the real owner of a stock."

But another thing that's left out: The main reason Milken copped the plea was because the feds were also threatening his innocent kid brother, arguably just to get Milken to fold. Milken pled guilty to some charges in exchange for getting all charges against his brother dropped.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-04-21/business/fi-1282_1_michael-milken

Jane

Mad Jack,

You are probably right. I just keep hoping it's a new breed.

The press release is a joke. These people do themselves no favors.

rich@gmu

apparently the things he has been deploying the last few days: free (?) community college {isn't it mostly free already}; paid sick leave {yeah, anything to make it harder to find a decent job}; taxes on the oil and gas industry {a 6 year theme of the administration's actually} &c &c &c ... the bear is pivoting to the economy. YIKES!

if I play my cards right I'll be back in food service making less than min wage ...

rich@gmu

and I missed my own point ... the things he's been featuring the last few days are going to be the state of the union ...

anyway.

Captain Hate

Did Jane and daddy again draw the short straws to simulcast the Obomination? God knows how they can endure it.

clarice

Giuliani was an outrageous prosecutor who invented some of the SDNY tricks copied by Fitz. Spitzer and others but he was a dynamite mayor. Not a nice guy.

Dave (in MA)

A white dreadlocked social justice defecator protesting treatment of black people by cops getting hauled in by a black cop. You can't make this stuff up.

clarice

The female protesters in Boston all look like crazy Rosie O'Donnell.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Jane | January 15, 2015 at 03:40 PM-

yikes ...

Marlene

Hey Dave,did you just call Howie? A caller named Dave made a good point.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, no. I've never called a talk show.

Jane, they used a U-Haul. I just read that two more moonbats were arrested when they went back to return the truck.

Rob Crawford

Tried to return the U-Haul? Those who refuse to learn from Salameh are doomed to repeat him as a farce.

Or something.

Captain Hate

The female protesters in Boston all look like crazy Rosie O'Donnell.

Not a good look; no wonder they're so angry.

sbw

Someone tweet that the narcissistic I-93 protesters own adult diapers but no mirrors.

jimmyk

Not a good look; no wonder they're so angry.

Cause-effect, who knows?

NKvirusedand back

Milken-- I'll have to look up the WSJ editorials, they vetted the Giuliani indictment and proclaimed it a witchhunt.

Marlene

Dave,do you mean you aren't the only Dave in Mass.? :) Are the U-Haul dummies included in the 29 total arrested?
A listener texted Howie earlier in the hour and said it is a darn good thing the state troopers were there,because who knows what irate commuters would have done.

NKvirusedand back

IBD on the Gallup start up numbers. This is really a disaster: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/011415-734766-businesses-dying-faster-than-theyre-being-created.htm

jimmyk

Nothing to gain; lots to lose.

Since when has that ever stopped our GOP geniuses?

Dave (in MA)

I'll bet Aqualung Jr. wasn't easy on the nose even before he filled his Pampers.

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