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January 12, 2015

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Jane

Why oh why are we trying to turn boys into girls? It really grosses me out.

TC, if Boston gets the Olympics you should sublet your home for $10k a day. You and Mrs TC can come stay with me.

narciso

the 'I'd like to buy the world a coke' rally
was symbolic, except for Netanyahu's participation, but alternate strategies are even less on display,

RickB

" 'it's 1955 again'"

In 1955 the US TFR was around 3.3, it's sliding from 1.8 today. I'd take boring in a heartbeat but an adviser would have to show me hole cards supporting the premise. Conrad Black made an egregious error in attributing anything but "lying back and thinking of Mecca" to the Saudis wrt their reaction to the Peak Oil Glut.

The effects of the illusion of economic growth fostered by the QE financed commodities schemes are going to have to be absorbed before things can get to boring.

Miss Marple

NK,

Hot Air might buy the "staff didn't ask if he wanted to go" line but not me.

1. He should have known this was a big deal from watching TV or talking to Hollande (as they REPEATEDLY told us).

2. Why didn't Eric Holder go? He was right there! (And the OTHER people he met with went!)

3. This reminds me of another incident in which "low level staffers in the IRS Cincinnati office" were the culprits, which as we now, was a lie.

narciso

what seems clear is as with Israel and Palestine, there seems to be little hope of the former achieving piece with the likes of the latter,


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=354326

clarice

daddy, I can knit that pink sweater for you if you really want it.

narciso

yes, it's quite an inprobable argument,

Miss Marple

My basic investment is silver and gold that I buy when I can get it for pennies on the dollar. I have a stash in several plastic tubs.

Soon-to-be-ex didn't like the stock market, so basically I have money market accounts and not that much. Hence my stash of metal, which is a good investment when you can spot an English sterling tea set and buy it for $75.

My other investment is food, bought with coupons and on sale.

LOL!

narciso

what was the question?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/01/13/abc-hails-white-houses-remarkable-apology-nbc-allows-10-seconds

RickB

Miss Marple,

The President of the United States did not attend the free speech rally in Paris because he does not believe in free speech. His nonattendance is wholly in keeping with his complete lack of identifiable principles and completely consonant with the complete absence of ethical foundation which marks his pathetic existence.

It just ain't that hard to figger him out.

Old Lurker

Rick "In 1955 the US TFR was around 3.3, it's sliding from 1.8 today."

What...you don't think that worked OK for Europe & Japan?

sbw

US TFR

For the acronym challenged, is that United States Total Fertility Rate?

narciso

ok, that's all well and good but what did he do before the attacks:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/189898#.VLVzS5tATmI

Old Lurker

yes

NKvirusedand back

hey.. who's up for building light rail along 42nd street in Mahattan, river to river?: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/01/12/envisioning_42nd_street_as_a_light_raillined_pedestrian_plaza.php

narciso

so the Koauchi cell, was a grain, the beach is a whole 'nother thing, entirely:

http://20committee.com/2015/01/13/after-paris-german-police-powerless-against-extremists/

RickB

SBW,

It's also wise to remember that one fifteen year old peasant with an 80 IQ ≠ one unborn American with 100 IQ - and it's not just the 7,000 diapers which will never be sold.

Thomas Collins

Jane, re your 2:14 PM post: Would you trust one of those IOC critters in your abode? All I need is one of those IOC critters to have a raucous cocaine party in my abode and have the police arrive.

matt

I think I have figured out why no top level Administration officials went. Obama told them that if he wasn't going, no one goes. Yes, his ego is that out of control.

The Euros, the Japanese and even the Chinese have been running the money presses 24/7. We eased off a little bit, but in fact the speedometer is at 100 instead of 120.

All of that paper is chasing assets and gold, silver, and now oil have lost their attractiveness. Contraindicational to say the least. Global demand for oil will resume, but this economic war is about market share and control.

Russia and Iran will be badly hurt, but we can simply slow down production, build Keystone XL in a leisurely fashion, and be ready when demand picks up again. That would be the sensible play.

A number of countries no longer trust the Fed, including Germany, and have removed their gold from the NY vault. Hmmmm?

Somewhere, someone is going to blink. The Grexit is still possible and Italy has now risen up as another impending crisis. The news is that the ECB is printing another 4.5 trillion Euros or so.

Over in China they are dealing with the same RE crisis and Bank of America is predicting "lethal" damage to the economy from deflation, deleveraging, and defaults. The good news is that it's the same B of A that predicted the economy was in great shape in July or 2007.

So all of that paper is chasing assets and the equities markets are crazy valued. Art is selling for huge numbers. Anywhere to put an asset right now. It is a game of musical chairs that has been going on since '07.

Remember, we have had 7 years of stimulus now with very weak recovery. Economic cycles are usually between 7-10 years. It is an artificial bubble the like of which has never been seen.

Old Lurker

Pssst Matt. I have some tulip seeds for you.

lyle

http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/white-house-obama-will-fight-media-to-stop-anti-jihad-articles/

But of course.

jimmyk

who's up for building light rail along 42nd street in Mahattan, river to river?

A few years ago, after Broadway was closed off and made into a pedestrian mall (based on the preposterous idea that traffic flow would improve), I remember reading that there had specific benchmarks for judging whether the experiment was a success. Those benchmarks were not met or even approached. So of course the mall was scuttled and traffic reintroduced, right? No, the city tossed aside the failure and kept the mall anyway.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/nyregion/12broadway.html

Dave (in MA)
Ex-FBI Agent's Epic Open Letter to Eric Holder Stuns Administration.
Veracity marked as "undetermined" at Snopes because he hasn't responded to their requests for a response. The guy is in the "Dreaded Private Sector" now (Dir. of Security for Grainger) and is free to say what he wants.
Jeff Dobbs

"The future Sunday, January 11, 2014 must not belong to those who slandered the prophet of Islam."
--stuff Obama (probably) said

Dave (in MA)

TC, just think--a 100K seat stadium that the Revs can use for their 20K crowds after it's all over.

narciso

Shirley he can't be serious:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/yes-but-theyre-our-cheese-eating-surrender-monkeys/

Marlene

I've been out doing errands in the balmy weather. Actually,it is a pretty day,bright and sunny sky and a fresh dusting of snow. Anyway,re: the Olympics in Boston. People in southern Maine and NH are hoping for an economic spillover if the games come to Boston. When TC rents his house for 10K a day (as Jane said @2:14) he'll come up and rent a house on the coast of Maine. :)

Uh.Oh. Just heard on the top of the hour radio news that a recently returned military person who had been in Africa was found dead in his home at Ft. Hood. EBOLA?

Miss Marple

This is the first thing I found. There are pictures of them removing the body.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/us-soldiers-body-found-outside-fort-hood-home-after-return-west-africa-hazmat-called

Captain Hate

Oh well, I just hope for the benefit of the strippers and escorts, the IOC critters are good tippers!

NFW, those pervs expect those as perqs included in the swag given for the honor of going deep in debt to host some lavish meaningless spectacle.

Captain Hate

Hot Air might buy the "staff didn't ask if he wanted to go" line but not me.

You have to get up pretty early to put one over on Poppin' and Allah; at least by 10:30.

jimmyk

the honor of going deep in debt to host some lavish meaningless spectacle.

At least I can be confident that President Walker will not permit any federal tax dollars to go for this. Good luck, Bay Staters!

James D.

From narciso's 3:08:

“America honors all the liberators who fought here in the noblest of causes,” he added, “and America would do it again for our friends. May God bless you.”

At the words “America would do it again for our friends,” Bush looked at Chirac. The day before, the tension between them at a joint press conference was palpable. Now it was gone. Chirac approach Bush and took both of Bush’s hands in his own and held them tightly.

Can you imagine Zero saying those words, let alone actually meaning them?

Miss Marple

I used to love the Olympics. The Left has ruined it (along with Bob Costas) so I don't really care about it anymore.

News from my part of the world: Nancy Pelosi has nominated Congressman Andre Carson (black and a Muslim)to the Intelligence Committee.

This guy is the rep from Indianaolis, and is pretty stupid. He will be handing over secrets with a scoop shovel.

narciso

well he's a CAIR critter,

another sign they use 1984 as a how to guide:


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/01/13/obamas-muslim-sympathies-curiouser-and-curiouser/

jimmyk

The Left has ruined it

I don't know that it's the left specifically, Miss M, but it's the inevitable consequence of vesting that much power in a small oligarchy (the IOC), and the inevitable cronyism and corruption that results. The whole enterprise is rotten to the core.

Apparently Ueberroth and Romney did pretty good jobs with LA and SLC, but I don't know if even they could salvage it now.

lyle

http://www.wsj.com/articles/joseph-lieberman-a-global-war-on-radical-islam-1421106699?mod=trending_now_1

Watch Precious' admin try to smear him now.

Danube on iPad

The '84 Olympics in L.A. cost no taxpayer money, and ended with a very substantial profit, which was distributed to variety of good works.

Captain Hate on the iPad

If 404 can't be bothered to condemn terrorism then the GOP should boycott the SOTU and have Allen West explain why.

NKvirusedand back

@345-- IBD/Mike Walsh-- they have the guts to put into national print media what I post here. Obummer wants to open the borders to turn the USA into just another a Third World cesspool, which will be run but Socialist Kleptocrtats just like the ME and Venezuela. Obummer brings in 300K muslims; remember that becomes 7-10MILLION muzzies within 10 years based on 'family reunification' under the Kennedy immigration statute.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Reagan was President the last time the summer Olympics were cost effective.

lyle

Reagan was President the last time the summer Olympics were cost effective.

And relatively corruption free.

NKvirusedand back

Dr. Zeke; at least he's honest about what the point of rationing medical care is; the rest of the Progs lie their asses off about singlepayer: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2908261/Ambulances-held-terminally-ill-patients-save-money-cruel-form-rationing-imaginable.html

pagar

America, Land of the Free no longer.

http://www.independentsentinel.com/virginia-school-board-demands-home-schooled-teens-justify-their-religious-beliefs/

"Virginia School Board Threatens Home Schooling Parents With Imprisonment"

IMO, the school board ought to be in jail.

--------------------------
"How Sen. Warren accumulated a net worth of $8.75M"

http://finance.yahoo.com/video/sen-warren-accumulated-net-worth-164443110.html

Must have sold a lot of bead. Oh wait, I forgot about the recipes. That could be it.

Jack is Back!cau

"The '84 Olympics in L.A. cost no taxpayer money, and ended with a very substantial profit, which was distributed to variety of good works."

And you can thank a guy named Ed Keen for a lot of that. The infrastrucutre was 6 months behind schedule when Ueberroth called the old firm in and brought Big Ed from his success at Knoxville. I had the honor of working with Ed. A truly great engineer, inspiring leader and one of the best project managers I ever worked for. Even Peter acknowleedged that when we turned it all over.

Extraneus

I can knit that pink sweater for you if you really want it.

Can you get me a pair of the matching suede shoes in size 11?

Jack is Back!

Zeke Emmanual not only wants you to die early but he wants you to do it without knowing why.

pagar

"He will be handing over secrets with a scoop shovel."

If we are doing anything about the attacks reported in this Link, it is apparently SECRET.

At the bottom of this long article, is a list of the Attacks carried out in the last 30 days.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html#Attacks

I was trying to figure out how to show the length of the list of attacks.
I measured the list as over 3 feet long.
Check it yourself at the end of the article.

Thomas Collins

The Boston pooh-bahs, fine people though they may be, are not in Peter Ueberroth's universe.

http://gizmodo.com/how-l-a-s-1984-summer-olympics-became-the-most-success-1516228102

Thomas Collins

JiB, even with a top notch engineer for the infrastructure, Boston will find a way to effect costus overrunus maximus (forgive my bastardization of Latin).

daddy

It struck me on this mornings dog walk why Holder didn't attend the 3 Million Man Paris March. He had been sent on a more important mission by Obama.

While everybody else was out in the streets, Holder was in the Apothecary shops trying to score some French Viagra for Al Sharpton.

NKvirusedand back

If recollection serves, JiB worked on Big Dig (and hopefully pocketed some of those engineering cost overruns)

NKvirusedand back

The Obamaniacs absolutely use 1984 as how to guide: http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/13/josh-earnest-lets-stop-using-radical-islam-to-describe-terrorists/

Jack is Back!

NK,

If Fred Salvucci hadn't been such a wuss and not let the greens demand a redo on the preliminary EIS, the Big Dig would have been a lot less cost. That and paying off-duty Boston cops triple overtime to suck on lollipops and eat donuts.:)

BTW, the original budget and estimate was done by "government" not private parties.

NKvirusedand back

Big Dig: Just kiddin big guy.

Although, as it was a Kennedy feeding trough, I assume everyone GOT PAID.

Ben

"BTW, the original budget and estimate was done by "government" not private parties"

So they cut into your action?

Jim Miller

"Nancy Pelosi has nominated Congressman Andre Carson (black and a Muslim)to the Intelligence Committee."

Miss Marple - According to several news accounts, Nancy Pelosi was willing to make Alcee Hastings -- who had been impeached and removed from his position as a federal judge by a Democratic Congress -- chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

Pelosi was not willing to have Jane Harman, who was well qualified, be the chair.

(I have no idea why Pelosi and Harman didn't get along. What I have read about their differences makes it sound as if they had a silly, high school style, feud, but I can't help thinking that part of it was that Pelosi thought that Harman would sometimes put national interest ahead of immediate political gain.)

That Alcee Hastings choice was too much even for the NYT.

clarice

Great idea, let
s start calling the terrorists, tea baggers, right Earnest?

jimmyk

Another example of the civility of the left:

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2015/01/an-odd-question.html

Mankiw is pretty much GOPe in his politics, hardly a right-winger, but he gets the Koch brothers treatment.

And if you click through to the WaPo piece, you see how benignly the protestors are depicted.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

Pagar @ 4:12 - I'm not familiar with that homeschooling story...but Virginia has a really strong homeschooling network.
Mike Farris of The Home School Legal Defense Association is based in Virginia & has been around a long time.

Ben

"Thousands of leaks"

As far back as 2001, Turnpike Authority officials and contractors knew of thousands of leaks in ceiling and wall fissures, extensive water damage to steel supports and fireproofing systems, and overloaded drainage systems.[38] A $10 million contract, signed off as a cost overrun, was used to repair these leaks. Many of the leaks were a result of Modern Continental and other subcontractors failing to remove gravel and other debris before pouring concrete. This information was not made public; engineers at MIT (volunteer students and professors) performed several experiments and found serious problems with the tunnel.[39]

On September 15, 2004, a major leak in the Interstate 93 north tunnel forced the closure of the tunnel while repairs were conducted. This also forced the Turnpike Authority to release information regarding its non-disclosure of prior leaks. A follow-up reported on "extensive" leaks that were more severe than state authorities had previously acknowledged. The report went on to state that the $14.6 billion tunnel system was riddled with more than 400 leaks. A Boston Globe report, however, countered that by stating there were nearly 700 leaks in a single 1,000-foot (300 m) section of tunnel beneath South Station. Turnpike officials also stated that the number of leaks being investigated was down from 1,000 to 500.[39]

The problem of leaks is further aggravated by the fact that many of them involve corrosive salt water. This is caused by the proximity of Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, causing a mix of salt and fresh water leaks in the tunnel. The situation is made worse by road salt spread in the tunnel to melt ice during freezing weather, or brought in by vehicles passing through.[40] Salt water and salt spray are well-known issues that must be dealt with in any marine environment. It has been reported that "hundreds of thousands of gallons of salt water are pumped out monthly" in the Big Dig, and a map has been prepared showing "hot spots" where water leakage is especially serious.[41] Salt-accelerated corrosion has caused ceiling light fixtures to fail (see below), but can also cause rapid deterioration of embedded rebar and other structural steel reinforcements holding the tunnel walls and ceiling in place.[40]

Good job, engineers.

Miss Marple

We have GOT to figure out a way to get this guy out of the public eye. Could we contact Blackwater or someone like that?

http://twitchy.com/2015/01/13/shut-his-drawling-pie-hole-old-man-mike-huckabee-rattles-his-gums-over-beyonce/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

Ben

Who cares as long as the players in the public/private enterprise get paid. :)

NKvirusedand back

jimmyk-- thoae little academic vandals are the flower of Prog Academia. Pathetic.

Ben

I think from now on I'll refer to you as BD JiB. Seems appropriate.

Extraneus

Josh Earnest: Let’s stop using “radical Islam” to describe terrorists

I'm going with "Muslim fundamentalists." More accurate, and no mincing.

Miss Marple

Bob Beckel is even upset about that, Extraneus. He said there is no doubt this is an administration directive which comes from the president.

He said he didn't know if it was from having fond childhood memories or something he picked up in college, but there is no doubt it is his idea. And Beckel thinks he is completely wrong.

Jack is Back!

Can I help you understand that Wolf? Because he was smarter, more successful, didn't suffer fools and was a brave aviator in a dirty war. Not like any of the more recent ones you have interviewed.

Andy Cohen Asks Wolf Blitzer Who the "biggest blowhard is on CNN".

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/andy-cohen-asks-wolf-blitzer-who-the-biggest-blowhard-on-cnn-is/

The answer is to another question.

GUS

Dana on full RETARD.

NKvirusedand back

'muslim' suffices.

GUS

If they are not Muslims, what are these MOSQUES they attend? If these MOSQUES are not MUZZZZLIM, then why can't we infiltrate these FAKE NON-MUZZLIM Mosques??

This is Ofuktard and his Daddy issues boiling over.

Jane

TC,

Get a strong contract, put cameras in and enjoy the dough.

Jack is Back!

So, Ben, has an engineering degree and has practiced, at least on Wiki, like some lawayers practice on google. Wonderful. Another qualified idiot that we have to deal with every day and most are politicians who probably learned their job majoring in Potical Philosophy.

BTW, Ben/Dana, try not to get engineering design mixed up with construction and material procurement.

I am sure you did a good job in hgih school shop class building that birdhouse.

Jane

MM,

I cannot even imagine not buying food on sale. Growing up it's all my mother did, and it's been all I've ever done - in good times and bad. I don't even think about it, it's just what I do and frankly it makes perfect sense.

(When I was thinking about this I remembered we were allowed to have lobster when it was 69 cents a lb. Think about that,)

Miss Marple

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/deer-park/michael-hoyt-john-boehner-plot-fbi-says-boehners-bartender-at-country-club-planned-to-poison-him

Jack is Back!

Off to dinner with the Culinary Olympic Team where our chef is a member and they are doing a special fund raiser dinner tonight. Sholuld be yummy!

Ben

Big Digger; Any other gubmint projects associated with your expertise?.

I'm really dying to know. :)

Miss Marple

Jane,

My daughter and I are killers at food shopping.

We also eat cheap cuts and things like spaghetti and vegetable soup.

About once a month we have steak or a roast if it's on sale. Otherwise, I am the queen of chicken and hamburger. LOL!

I also am a CVS bucks expert. Last week I had $36 in CVS bucks, plus coupons, so cut a $95 ticket down to $50.

They haven't figured out yet how to tax you on smart shopping!

MarkO

Imagine the outrage had Bill Moyers told the press to stop using "Viet Cong" to describe the enemy.

Miss Marple

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dead-fort-hood-soldier-being-tested-for-ebola/article/2558600?utm_content=bufferb71eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ben

The Big Dig was like the bridge to nowhere as a concept. Foolhardiness shouldn't deprive private contractors from feeding on the public tit though, should it?

Welfare has many guises.

Captain Hate

For POI fans, a glimpse at future ideas:

http://io9.com/forget-skynet-how-person-of-interest-depicts-a-realist-1679304088

Extraneus

It's not all Muslims. I told a story about a Muslim who recommended some great wines a couple of weeks ago. He still might want to kill me, but possibly not for religious reasons.

How about "religious Muslims?" Just trying to help the Administration here.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

If Obama can redefine "Islamic terrorists" to something else to neuter our response in the WOT, surely we can redefine "president" to something else and neuter him, too.

daddy

On FOX I just heard Obama say this:

Obama: "With the Twitter account, uhhh, that was uhhh hacked by uhhh Islamist, uhhh Jihadist sympathizers yesterday, uhhh it just goes to show how much more work we need to do."

So here's my question. Why can Obama unashamedly call them "Islamist Jihadists" when they hack twitter accounts, but he is unable to call them "Islamist Jihadists" when they are beheading and mass murdering and screaming Alahu Akbar at the top of their lungs while doing so?

GUS

Pitzer Pussy on full retard.

GUS

Daddy, lets ask Dana!! He's really smart!!

Threadkiller

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/05/how-many-christians-jews-and-muslims-will-be-part-of-the-new-congress-heres-the-complete-religious-breakdown/

Didn't Ben say something about not listening to the minority?

Captain Hate

Water is still wet:

http://weaselzippers.us/210897-ron-paul-absolves-islam-from-blame-in-paris-attacks-says-america-to-blame-for-radicalizing-the-muslim-world/

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

"religious Muslims" sounds good. The ones who actually believe what the q'u''ra'n & hadith teach.

Danube on iPad

My firm was counsel to the LAOOC and I was pretty close to the thing. I dodn't recall any instances of corruption at all.

MarkO

daddy, my daddy,

You are clearly too smart to have gone to UNC. Excellent take. And, an exact quote.

Miami comes to Durham tonight. The Devils might be angry.

Ben

You don't have to be smart to recognize rank hypocrisy, Guss..

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

or "followers of insane Mohammad" or "Mohammad Freaks" ("Jesus Freaks" was a popular term back in the day)

or "q'u''ra'n thumpers"

Extraneus

"Islamist" is mincing.

What's the Christian analog? Christianist?

The whole thing would be ridiculous if not for the fact that identifying the enemy is important.

How about "Muslim supremacists?"

Ben

"Didn't Ben say something about not listening to the minority"

I have greater problems with a tyrannical majority.

GUS

Ward you have problems with your mental health. Fuck off.

Threadkiller

Where do you get your numbers on the "tyrannical" percentages of the Muslim world?

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

How about "Muslim supremacists?"

that's good...it folds in the religious & political components of Islam.

daddy

daddy, I can knit that pink sweater for you if you really want it.

Clarice,

This is the outfit that I think really says "daddy."

I can't imagine a better set of clothing for a guy who hates yanking his trou' up and down when going to the bathroom. Can you have it ready by tomorrow afternoon when I have to go to work?

Ben

Gus really transcending himself today..

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