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January 15, 2015

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Captain Hate

The frauds aren't interested in this:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=354400

jimmyk

And while Coulibaly liked kiddie porn, apparently, his sister is a well-known "Booty Dancer."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/paris-terrorists-sister-is-a-twerking-booty-therapy-dance-te

I'll give the family credit for an unambiguous statement, though the last sentence is a bit of a deal-breaker:

The mothers and sisters of Amedy Coulibaly offered their “sincerest condolences” to the victims’ families on Saturday and denounced the actions of their son and brother.

“We condemn these acts,” they said in a statement to Agence France-Presse. “We absolutely do not share these extreme ideas. We hope there will not be any confusion between these odious acts and the Muslim religion.”


Captain Hate

So will the GOP act on what adheres to the Constitution, per their oath of office, or a bunch of dipshit polls that fly in the face of the midterm elections?

I'm afraid I know the answer to that.

jimmyk

Republicans can Gruber Obama's paid sick leave plan:

In a 1994 article for the American Economic Review on maternity benefits, Gruber wrote, “I study several state and federal mandates which stipulated that childbirth be covered comprehensively in health insurance plans, raising the relative cost of insuring women of childbearing age. I find substantial shifting of the costs of these mandates to the wages of the targeted group.”

So there's no free lunch?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/that-time-jonathan-gruber-made-the-case-against-paid-leave/article/2558774

GMax

John Fing Kerry took a recovering heroin addict to help him beg forgiveness for failing to show support for an ally? Seriously, who voted to allow this douchy douchebag to become SoS?

Skoot

Getting Sharpy on Shakedown Street! Welcome to the Oscars Rev.

*correction. The other day I wrote Caldwell and Honnold traversed Cerro Torre. They traversed Fitzroy.

Jeff Dobbs

We hope there will not be any confusion between these odious acts and the Muslim religion.”

MINOs

Ben

WaPo;

"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred.

Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.

Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion under a civil asset forfeiture program at the Justice Department called Equitable Sharing."


Why is it these guys wait until they're on the way out before they do something good?

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

Does this administration still use the term Arab Spring?
How 'bout the R2P strategy?

Extraneus

RNC Members Skeptical of Romney, Preferring a More Charismatic, Youthful, Exciting Newcomer: Jeb Bush

Old Lurker

GOPe Standoff?

right..........

Brownback

Here’s what Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s supply side economic experiment has wrought: The Republican’s massive tax cuts for the wealthy and businesses will cost the state a projected $5 billion in revenue over seven years; by this summer, legislators must address a $278 million revenue shortfall, which Brownback is looking to fill in part by slashing vital infrastructure spending and reducing contributions to the state’s already underfunded pension plan. Meanwhile, the tax cuts haven’t delivered the economic “shot of adrenaline” Brownback promised. Kansas’ GDP growth lags behind that of other states in the region, its rate of job growth is slower than that of the nation as a whole, and the state’s per-capita income ranking hasn’t changed since the tax cuts were enacted in 2012. Kansas is ascending the national rankings on one measure, however: Last year, it ranked seventh in the nation among states residents left.

Old Lurker

Allowing citizens to keep $5B of their own money and having the government come up with cuts of only $278M per year sounds like a home run to me.

Ben

Starving the Beast, rather than putting the State on low-calorie high nutrition diet has intended consequences. It's bi-polarism with no up days.

jimmyk

Then there's the GOPe condescending to Walker:

Over the course of the meeting, some GOP officials have said that the Wisconsin governor would need to prove that he can address foreign policy issues. Those concerns were not likely to be alleviated with the address, which mostly stuck to domestic themes. Walker only briefly mentioned that the country needed a muscular leader to address the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

“I think Scott Walker is going to be a great candidate,” Henry Barbour, a Mississippi Republican National Committeeman, said earlier in the week. “But he will have to grow. Just ask [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/scott-walker-hillary-clinton-2016-114314.html

NKvirusedand back

OL-- that was the exact same thought I had. And if the national economy didn't stink because of ObummerCare/Obamanomics, Kansas's people would have $5B and the State government a surplus. Congrats Sam!!

Jane

DOt,

What do you know about the Fat Leonard scandal?

Old Lurker

Jimmy, next time please put Barbour's name at the top of the quote so I can skip the whole damn thing. In my book, criticism by that a**hole is high praise indeed.

OL stands with Walker.

NKvirusedand back

Sounds like a fair assessment from Barbour. Walker has and should stick to his state success, he should only talk foreign policy generalities plus 'I'm not Obummer' for the time being.

Old Lurker

You are too kind, NK.

Thomas Collins

It is puzzling to me how an establishment GOPer could think a newbie to the POTUS grind such as Jebster would be a better bet than Mittster. In addition, although Mitt is a familiar figure, he could attack the politics as usual Clinton attempted dynasty a lot more effectively than Jebster could. He might have been a fine Florida Guv, but does the GOP really think that Bush Three will be an effective approach against Clinton Two?

Eric in Boise

Ain't it good to know
You've got a friend
Muzzies can be so bold
They'll chop you,
And they'll drop you,
They'll take your head if you let 'em
Aw, but don't you let 'em.

Beasts of England

Who doesn't look at Jeb and automatically think charisma? Let's be honest: he's got it goin' on!!

Extraneus

He can easily slatter and humiliate Obama (and Hillary) on foreign policy. Hope he starts soon.

Extraneus

I mean't Walker, btw.

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

What was Obama's foreign policy experience?

I assume Walker won't be using pop singers...so he's got Obama beat right there.

Beasts of England

Jeb is the GOP's slightly thinner and slightly less exciting version of Al Gore.

Danube on iPad

"I'm afraid I know the answer to that."

Me too. I hope Boehner will emphasize two things: (1) Each congressman has a cleat constitutional duty to refrain from funding any measure he honestly believes to be unconstitutional; and (2) over twenty states have cases pending in which the federal judiciary is being asked to decide the issue. The administration would be wise to stop resisting that adjudication.

Miss Marple

I daresay Walker can do fine on foreign policy.

After the James Taylor thing, I could do better on foreign policy, let alone Walker who would have access to briefing papers and advice from experts.

jimmyk

Allowing citizens to keep $5B of their own money and having the government come up with cuts of only $278M per year sounds like a home run to me.

Exactly, OL. And I just checked the Census: Kansas population growth was 1.4% from 2010 to 2013. Not great, but Missouri's (with a Democrat governor) was 0.9%. Oklahoma is an oil state, so not really comparable.

PDinDetroit

Time for someone to take Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" lyrics and parody them to Obama.

jimmyk

Sounds like a fair assessment from Barbour.

To the extent it's not condescending, it's a triviality. Who doesn't need to grow? All the candidates need to be able to address foreign policy issues.

Beasts of England

'You're so Hussein'

Eric in Boise

"...You prob'ly think this IPod's about you"

GMax

And yet Kansans reelected Brownback to a second term. Its almost as if they dont read propaganda from World Cant Wait and International A.N.S.W.E.R.

Jane

Remember the hippie Boston protestor with the dreadlocks?

He went to Bard college at the cost of $63k a year and works at the only (I think) mental hospital in the US.

He currently live in a tent in Dewey Square:

http://howiecarrshow.com/hippy-occupy-protester-attended-elite-60kyear-college/

Beasts of England

Look on the bright side: Kerry's first idea was an interpretive dance set to 'The Vagina Monologues'.

JeanD

Well I walked into to the Oval,
You had your big feet up on the desk.
Your middle finger, strategically placed
Upon your cheek,
You said it was just in jest.


I trust daddy to take it from here...

Captain Hate

My older Hatette went to Bard for a year; it was pretty nutty but she made a lot of good friends there who are a lot more normal than dreadlock boy. Cost a lot too.

jimmyk

Good start, JeanD. Though I think the original lyrics are a pretty close fit too.

Captain Hate

You attended Mandela's funeral
and took selfies in the crowd
it irritated not only your wife
but also Maureen Dowd.

Johns_Creek_Bill

Bard College - Immortalized in the Steely Dan song "My Old School".

Eric in Boise

Lol, CH!

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

This is from Ace's site (from one of Captain's links) -

"Can you imagine if Bush did something like this?
The Late Night shows would be brutal, yet 99 out of 100 Americans will probably never hear of it.
Everyone likes to think the Democrats are playing 3rd Dimensional Chess when it comes to politics, but 90% of it is simply having a media cover for them 24/7."
Posted by: McAdams

I think this is SO true.
Many of the things I learn online or from ya'll here at JOM are not common knowledge. I assume most people know about & laugh at the buffoonery of this administration...but I don't think most people DO know.

The MFM would take some tiny thing about Bush & amplify it over & over & over...
But they just mention (at most) Obama's HUGE idiotic fumbles & then move on.

Beasts of England

Bard was also where Fagan had a smokin' hot teacher named Rikki.

NKvirusedand back

Bard College.. isn't that some liberal arts school on the Hudson River?

Johns_Creek_Bill

Is this real or satire?

http://thoughtcatalog.com/tanya-cohen/2015/01/here-is-why-its-time-to-get-tough-on-hate-speech-in-america/

I would vote for satire, however, this is a direction that libtard thought is moving. This is an actual editorial from the U of Chicago Maroon:

http://chicagomaroon.com/2015/01/09/land-of-the-free/

Key Quote:
"We agree with this central idea—that the University must protect open discourse. However, this report lacks clarity on what constitutes “effective and responsible” discourse. The University needs to clearly differentiate hate speech and offensive speech. Hate speech is defined as “speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits,” according to the American Bar Association. The report’s failure to clearly define hate speech implies that all speech short of unlawful harassment is acceptable, no matter how vile or cruel. While it is important for students to challenge each other’s opinions, this should not come at the expense of students’ mental well-being or safety."

Within 10 years this will be dogma within the Democrat Party.

Makes me think of this lyric from Donald Fagan's I.G.Y.:

"On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
(More leisure for artists everywhere)

A just machine to make big decisions
Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
We'll be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young"

Dave (in MA)
He can easily slatter and humiliate Obama (and Hillary) on foreign policy.
Which Romney did in '12; look how that turned out.
Ben

Some counterpoint from Steely Dan;

THIRD WORLD MAN

Johnny's playroom
Is a bunker filled with sand
He's become a third world man
Smoky Sunday
He's been mobilized since dawn
Now he's crouching on the lawn
He's a third world man

Soon you'll throw down your disguise
We'll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guy

I saw the fireworks
I believed that I was dreaming
Till the neighbors came out screaming
He's a third world man

Soon you'll throw down your disguise
We'll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guys

When he's crying out
I just sing that Ghana Rondo
E l'era del terzo mondo
He's a third world man

Johns_Creek_Bill

Tonight is one of those times I miss Boston - the 267th renewal of the greatest rivalry in sports: Boston College/Boston University Hockey.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/66e2c658-5664-11e0-84e9-00144feab49a.html#axzz3P1YS1GJo

Dave (in MA)
every time I see a picture of that idiot I hear "Halloo, I'm Mr. Ed!" run through my head.
With me it's more of a
Da da da dum (snap snap)
Da da da dum (snap snap)
Da da da dum, Da da da dum, Da da da dum (snap snap)
thing.
Johns_Creek_Bill

And every time a see a picture of Mr. Ed I think of Sarah Jessica Parker. Are they related? Does she have a magic hat?

NKvirusedand back

Beanpot Cup rivals, cool.

Beasts of England

One of their best, Ben.

Dave (in MA)

Lurch always gets so frisky when Sweet Baby James is singing.

Ben

Old Lurker; Gird your loins, Dude...

"In a stark turnaround, the Republican called for higher taxes on cigarettes and liquor as part of his annual budget while proposing to make future tax cuts contingent on revenue projections.
Story Continued Below
Brownback’s cuts to a number of state taxes in 2012 failed to boost the economy like he had hoped, triggering a backlash when the huge budget shortfall that resulted forced major decreases in government services. His state’s credit rating was lowered, and Brownback nearly lost his job in the November elections.
Critics of the tax cuts enjoyed a told-you-so moment Friday, calling Brownback’s reversal inevitable.
“We’ve seen this exploding budget gap, and this year, after three years of this experience, the recognition is they have to put a halt on these tax cuts,” said Meg Wiehe, state policy director at the liberal-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Brownback, a former senator whose name is sometimes bandied about for a possible presidential run, acknowledged the state’s fragile fiscal situation.
“My budget proposal recognizes that the current budget trajectory is unsustainable and that difficult solutions are required by state law as well as by fiscal prudence,” Brownback said in releasing his two-year budget.
But he said this week that he would stick with his plans to phase out the state’s income tax. “We will continue our march to zero income taxes,” the governor said Thursday in his State of the State address. “States with no income tax consistently grow faster than those with high income taxes.”
Critics have been howling for the past year, after the tax cuts did not deliver the economic growth promised. The shortfall fueled a debate over some conservative claims that tax cuts can pay for themselves.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/kansas-new-taxes-sam-brownback-114335.html#ixzz3P1agbopl

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

I liked the Five's Andrea's suggestion for a song about the Kerry debacle today "Send in the Clowns."

Extraneus

Some people think they want positions of power but don't realize the cost. Take Hollande in that Kerry embrace, for example.

Skoot

Supremes jumping into the gay marriage deal.

Extraneus

Noah Rothman, ace writer (and wimp).

...the history of justices meddling in contentious social issues is a dubious one.

Can a history be dubious?

du·bi·ous adjective \ˈdü-bē-əs also dyü-\

: unsure or uncertain : feeling doubt about something

: causing doubt, uncertainty, or suspicion : likely to be bad or wrong

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/16/the-supreme-courts-possible-gay-marriage-gift-to-the-gop-in-2016/

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

I don't care what the Supreme Court rules.
Marriage is between a man & a woman.
If some fools try to redefine the word, it will not make it so.
Everyone in the USA CAN get married.
2 men cannot marry because that isn't marriage.

Americans have voted over & over & over & over & over again to NOT REDEFINE MARRIAGE. Even Calif. voted to NOT REDEFINE MARRIAGE.

Jane

Lurch always gets so frisky when Sweet Baby James is singing.

Based on that picture, he is a horrible dancer.

sbw

Can’t tell from the picture if it is before or after.

Miss Marple

Janet,

I agree. i imagine if the Supremes ok it, we will go to the European model of civil marriages and church marriages.

Of course, this will not be good enough for the gay activists, who will then push for religious ceremonies in the church of their choice, even if Catholic or Southern Baptist, just because.

Captain Hate

Bard College.. isn't that some liberal arts school on the Hudson River?

Yes.

jimmyk

Which Romney did in '12; look how that turned out.

Except that he didn't. First he get played by Candy Crowley, and then he threw in the towel in the third debate.

jimmyk

Supremes jumping into the gay marriage deal.

Troubling that they would even take this case, though I guess it only requires four justices. I guess at least four justices haven't learned the lesson from Roe v Wade that if the Constitution is silent, it should be left to the states or the people.

Maybe Roberts will declare it to be a tax.

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