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January 29, 2015

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Mad Jack

Go Pats!

matt

The NYT is calling it a tax break for the "merely affluent". Then above the fold, they are telling us to tell our children how much we earn.

The Left is getting loonier and loonier every day.

I say we enact a tax on executive jet service. It will keep the traffic down at Davos and may force Pharrell to ride share next time. Oh, and global warming, yeah, that's the ticket.

NKvirusedand back

"Josh Barro explains": heh, ....Heh Heh,.... HEH HEH HEH, ....HA, HAH, HAH-HAH!!!

Thomas Collins

The article linked about provides a solid summary of the lunacy of the tax the rich meme.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danbigman/2012/04/03/john-stossel-tax-the-rich-the-rich-dont-have-enough-really/

daddy

We've seen a number of comments round the blogosphere lately from people expressing real concern that in our dangerous world this Administration is totally out of it's depth and totally out of control.

Add Roger Simon to the list: Big Bad Bibi

I’m sorry again to be so hostile to Goldberg and his “liberal” ilk, but I’m having echoes these days of 1938. Another Kristallnacht hasn’t quite happened yet, but we’ve come mighty close. Time’s up for being polite. Protocol-shmotocol. Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the problem. Barack Obama is.

Thomas Collins

The counter argument from the likes of Media Matters shows how nonsensical the tax the rich meme is. In the piece linked below, Media Matters snarks at those pointing out that a 100% tax rate for millionaires doesn't make a dent in deficit spending. Media Matters argues that people making this argument are attacking a straw man, because Obama is not proposing a 100% tax rate. Media Matters is willfully ignorant. The point is not that Obama supports a 100% tax rate, the point is that taxing the rich doesn't solve incontinent fiscal policy. The 100% tax rate hypo is simply one means of illustrating that point.

I would rather that the Media Matters types are being Machiavellian as opposed to believing their nonsense. It's hard to comprehend that people could be that stupid.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/24/fox-wins-straw-man-argument-against-taxing-mill/190105

Dave (in MA)
A ‘Rich’ Person Is Someone Who Makes 50 Percent More Than You

Coulter: The 'rich', based on Democrat tax proposals, is any guy with an alarm clock.

NKvirusedand back

Ann Coulter can certainly turn a snarky phrase.
Never found her HAWT, too skinny.

NKvirusedand back

Thomas -- actually, they are that stupid. Most of it willful, but stupid nonetheless.

Meanwhile, I confess, there are some people I do wish ISIS could successfully target: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2930852/Chelsea-Handler-shares-topless-photo-riding-camel-bid-fix-Middle-East-conflict.html

Jack is Back!

You don't say:)

Communist Party USA: Working with the Democratic Party is key.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/communist-party-usa-working-with-the-democratic-pa/

I think the mafia is also on record in this regard.

Thomas Collins

NK, would Chelsea be mid-level, low level or high level under your Oakland Raiders cheerleader classification scheme? :-)

Jack is Back!

I have to admit that Sheldon Whitehouse is a special POS even for the Communist USA subsidiary known as the Democratic Party.

As McCain would say: "low-life scum".

Ignatz

The Raidazz (h/t CH) would never hire that pedestrian schlubb.

Captain Hate

Maybe if it runs on Vista that will be the end of the problem:

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/bill-gates-is-worried-about-artificial-intelligence-too/

Dave (in MA)

Lurch scofflaw: https://mayors24.cityofboston.gov/reports/101001259975

Boston property owners and business owners are held responsible for making sure that the adjacent sidewalks are kept clear of snow and ice.

A Howie Carr caller on Tuesday pointed out that the recent notices sent out to remind people of this responsibility had a characteristic that made them unique among other Government-issued documents: They were only printed in English.

NKvirusedand back

ThomasC@2:21: Handler = SKANK classification. That is all.

James D.

I'm not reading the linked article, because it's at the NYt, but even in the quoted portion, the author displays his stupidity (or at least that of the WH liars he's quoting):

Assuming the stats the WH liars fed him are true (yeah, right), the fact that 70% of the balances in 529 accounts belong to people making $200K/year or more does not by any stretch mean that 70% of the people who have 529 accounts.

I imagine that people who make over $200K have much larger average balances in their 529 accounts than people who make less, which one would expect (as they have more money in the first place to save).

But then also, one would have to ask if it's possible that at least some of those horrible, selfish $200K earners make and have more money because they work harder, or more productively, or make better long-term decisions than some of their fellow citizens do?

Jack is Back!

Ha!

A report just out says that only 64% of Americans still believe in the “American Dream.” The “American Dream” is defined as a good job, a happy family, a house in the suburbs with a two-car garage and a meth lab in the basement.

NKvirusedand back

In furtherance of James' point. The 529 tax scheme was never understood or thought through by the Obamaniacs. It was a smash and grab tax hike based on an existing pool of money, i.e. it was simply a target of opportunity for the Obamaniacs. The Obamaniacs thought: "Those people have savings, THEY MUST BE RICH. Tax it!" The whole Obummer crew is ignorant and stupid in the extreme.

Ignatz

The left knows if you want more of something subsidize it if you want less of something tax it. Consequently they simply subsidize poverty, crime and dependence.
Much less simply they believe they can subsidize wealth through cronyism to increase the pot of wealth to tax.
They stupidly believe that by doing so they can have their cake and eat it too because they believe their taxation of the wealthy only diminishes the extra wealth the state feeds them at the trough.
In reality it decreases the number of wealthy available to tax because, while they're perfectly willing to scarf the state's largesse down, they still vanish through all methods of tax avoidance, so in fact it is the cronies who end up having and eating the middle and upper middle class's cake.

henry

Happy BD to Mrs Boatbuilder. Per a tyweet from Walker, it is also Paul Ryan's BD.

sbw

it's possible that at least some of those horrible, selfish $200K earners make and have more money because they work harder, or more productively

From Carpe Diem, the words of Thomas Sowell

With all the talk about “disparities” in innumerable contexts, there is one very important disparity that gets remarkably little attention — disparities in the ability to create wealth. . . .

sbw

I believe in the American Dream while being forced to live the American nightmare.

Did I say I support Scott Walker? Well. I. Do.

Porchlight

Happy birthday Mrs. boatbuilder!

Porchlight

NOt sure if this was linked - Politico saying Hillary "may delay campaign":

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/exclusive-hillary-clinton-may-delay-campaign-114714.html

Porchlight

disparities in the ability to create wealth

Or the desire. Some people seek unemployment/underemployment. An unknown number that may be close to a majority want to work as little as possible while on the job.

MarkO

DOOM™®

Extraneus

Report: Pentagon officials opened back-channels with Qaddafi regime to slow Clinton push into war

According to a report Thursday in The Washington Times, Pentagon officials used an intelligence "liaison" to communicate with Qaddafi's son and a top Libyan leader outside of White House or State Department knowledge. A senior Democratic congressman also reportedly was involved.

The conversations were secretly recorded. The Washington Times reviewed and authenticated them with the participants, according to the paper.

That unnamed intermediary, who is referred to as an intelligence "asset" working for the Pentagon, not only conducted the conversations with Qaddafi's son, but reportedly shared his concern that Clinton was unnecessarily hyping the danger of a potential genocide by the regime as a way to drag Congress into and shift public opinion in favor of an invasion.

"You should see these internal State Department reports that are produced in the State Department that go out to the Congress. They're just full of stupid, stupid facts," the U.S. intermediary reportedly told the Qaddafi regime in 2011. The paper said the liaison was "specifically dispatched by the Joint Chiefs of Staff."

Seems like a bombshell.

Jeff Dobbs

Happy BD to Mrs Boatbuilder. Per a tyweet from Walker, it is also Paul Ryan's BD.

The List has a rule, albeit sometimes loosely enforced, that a person who quits posting at JOM forfeits receiving BD wishes.

So I am not wishing a HBD to the JOMer who lives closest to me.

clarice

Well, I am! HB honey. You are missed,Judith!

Porchlight

but reportedly shared his concern that Clinton was unnecessarily hyping the danger of a potential genocide by the regime as a way to drag Congress into and shift public opinion in favor of an invasion.

No way. She would never have done that.

A "senior Democratic congressman," huh? Looks like the knives are out. Maybe that's why Politico is talking about a delay.

daddy

Geez---$63K a year for College but you're not allowed to have a drink!

Dartmouth College---The Path Forward

GMax

The not yet rich? Call them HENRYs:

High Earnings Not Rich Yet. Zero wants to make it impossible to climb those final rungs. But that includes a lot of democrats in blue hells, so methinks they are not going to get to fish in that pond...

narciso

they've gone full Jonestown:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/new-new-republic-denounces-old-new-republic_830400.html?nopager=1

Jeet Heer is ultra plaid,

Appalled

Daddy:

Animal House was based on a Dartmouth frat. The administration has been trying to live THAT down ever since.

It's also known as the school where men are men, the women are men, and the sheep are nervous. I have a feeling the sheep are going to get even more afraid...

Extraneus
The story says that the recordings indicated Clinton allegedly "ordered a general within the Pentagon to refuse to take a call with Gadhafi's son Seif and other high-level members within the regime, to help negotiate the resolution."

The liaison reportedly told a Qaddafi aide that President Obama told lawmakers that Libya "is all Secretary Clinton's matter." The asset also reportedly said the president was not getting "accurate information."

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, a Fox News contributor, also reportedly was involved in reaching out to Seif in hopes of avoiding war, according to the report.

"I had facts that indicated America was headed once again into an intervention that was going to be disastrous," Kucinich told The Times.

Jane

Aww Happy Birthday JMH - and my nephew and Mrs. Boatbuilder and Paul Ryan.

DID I miss anyone?

Daddy' I've even had a drink a Dartmouth, that is the loss of a great tradition.

James D.

Appalled, at CWRU back in the 80's, we used to say:

The men are men, the women are men, and the sheep are scared...

NKvirusedand back

CWRU?

henry

James D, the difference is Dartmouth has sheep at hand (unlike urban CWRU). It used to be a good place to drink as well.

James D.

Case Western Reserve University.

As for drinking, we did benefit from the quirk in the Ohio laws that allows 40 proof or lower alcohol to be sold anywhere. So our local grocery/convenience store (the Boarding House Deli, which for all I know is still there) sold this vile 40 proof vodka (as well as peach schnapps, and so forth).

Porchlight

Case Western, I assume.

Porchlight

Typed too slow.

Peach schnapps. DeKuyper. Memories.

James D.

And once or twice, no memories at all :)

Jeff Dobbs

Jane:
Aww Happy Birthday JMH - and my nephew and Mrs. Boatbuilder and Paul Ryan.

Good news, Jane! The rules of The List have been amended for 2015. Not only can I add your nephew, but Kiwi is back on it!

I had to lobby hard with the committee to make it happen and I'm so happy it worked.

NKvirusedand back

First time drunk, peppermint schnapps --1974. Never drank that vile stuff again.

Old Lurker

Ext, you beat me to it. That sentence about Clinton ordering a General at the Pentagon... revealed to me a chain of command different that what I thought it was.

Jack is Back (on his iPad)

As long as you an still get a drink at the Hanover Inn! Prices keep those scruffy students away.

Porchlight

From that Politico article on Hillary not declaring until July:

A Democrat familiar with Clinton’s thinking said: “She doesn’t feel under any pressure, and they see no primary challenge on the horizon. If you have the luxury of time, you take it.”

"No primary challenge." Don't you just love how they talk about her as if she's the incumbent?

Old Lurker

NK, I cannot walk past a bottle of Southern Compfort for the same reason.

Old Lurker

Southern Comfort

Captain Hate

they've gone full Jonestown

I knew once they drove the adults out, the Children of the Cornhole would go feral retard. Just put razor wire around it and nuke from orbit; twice to be sure,

NKvirusedand back

OT-- the Met Office informed us deniers 10 years ago that by now British children would never see snow, except in books and video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2931083/UK-weather-forecast-predicts-week-long-big-freeze.html

RickB

Nice timing on the story, given that Red Witch has graciously agreed to appear before the Witch Burner.

She'll lie like the mangy flea bitten dog she's always been but Gowdy should be able to get a match into the kindling.

Captain Hate

Dear God, just the mention of Southern Comfort tightens my throat in a very unpleasant manner.

Speaking of horrible alk, I'm sure Rodham is "no ways too tarrrrd" to take on a primary opponent,

Captain Hate

At another blog we've been talking about innovative coaches in the NFL. Everybody knows about the Paul Brown coaching tree with Shula, Walsh, Woody, Bo, Holtz and many many more. Did any of you guys know that when Don Coryell was at San Diego State he had Madden and Gibbs as assistants?

Old Lurker

And for our next trick, we will ban sex among unmarried students:

"After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.”

Porchlight

Hill is old, fat, tired, and generally unhealthy. Of course she wants three months' extra rest.

Karl Rove, call your office.

Old Lurker

and stupid.

Porchlight

You watch, when she campaigns she'll schedule all manner of townhalls and "round tables" where she gets to sit down for the majority of the time. She does that now already.

Captain Hate

The world would be a much better place if high priced hookers replaced university and college presidents. The job descriptions are very similar and most alums would rather give money to and be seen with hawt doll babies.

NKvirusedand back

Dean Wormer is now Dartmouth Pres?

" You've been on doble secret probation (sound familar henry).... from now on,no more fun of any kind... just one more slip up, and I'll have you thrown off campus!!!!"

Captain Hate

I'm sure Laura Ingraham will be on her alma mater like Michael Moore on a slider.

narciso

the Nina Burleigh of the Latin American desk

http://babalublog.com/2015/01/29/thank-you-so-very-much-new-york-times-for-putting-the-big-in-bigotry/

Miss Marple

Porchlight,

I cannot see how she will be able to run. I am just a year younger than her. I keep my weight manageable, do all sorts of physical work, and a fair amount of walking.

There is NO WAY I could face a grueling presidential campaign. The hours on planes would do me in, not to mention the standing on my feet for hours talking to donors and potential voters.

I would get tired, make mistakes, and probably break down in tears in public.

I guarantee you that is what will happen to her.

Dave (in MA)

http://www.universalhub.com/2015/even-secretary-state-has-shovel-his-sidewalk#comment-411418

Funniest (unintentionally) comment I've seen today.

Porchlight

I sure do wonder, MM. I'm more than twenty years younger and I know I couldn't do it.

Captain Hate

Backyard deer update: Hobbler, Junior and 2 other members of their little herd were by today looking reasonably well fed (supplemented prodigiously at chez Hate) and stuck around for a good part of the day. I wasn't surprised she was around because yesterday I noticed a single track going through the snow and down my neighbor's driveway. That's usually the path the buck of the herd takes and the rest come a day later for whatever reason for the delay.

daddy

WSJ has a story out on the AirAsia Jet crash in Indonesia last month.

As bits and pieces of the rumored data from the Black Boxes dribble out, there's lots of speculation from the Peanut Gallery crowd at the Aviation Blog Forums, but this bit from the WSJ, if true, is really hard for me to fathom:

some specifics about the crash are available. Based on data previously released by Indonesian authorities, the jetliner climbed more than 5,000 feet in less than 30 seconds—several times faster than any jetliner is supposed to ascend. It changed directions twice during that period, before it started to descend quickly.

In general, when you are way up there toward the top of your operating envelope due to being heavy, your climb rate is much reduced, down to the rate say of between 500 to 1000 foot per minute climb max. To be climbing (if we accept that data) at a rate equivalent to 10,000 feet upward per minute, is to my mind, mind boggling. Either there is undreamed of power in uplift generated by the massive storm Cells they were flying into, or else the nose somehow got rotated almost 90's degrees and I would have to imagine almost instantaneously traded all it's forward motion into an upward climb prior to totally stalling and plummeting earthward. (Peanut Gallery Boys are wondering of that indicates that the tail section separated from the plane). Beats me.

For reference, the bird I fly has 3 engines, generating basically 180,000 pounds of thrust total. If we are almost totally empty we can actually achieve a remarkable climb rate approaching 6,000 feet per minute for up to about 20,000 feet altitude. Then the rate really starts dropping off significantly, back into the 2,000-3,000 FPM range, and reducing each few thousand feet we climb higher.

I do not even want to imagine how they got into a situation where being heavy and at max operating altitude they got themselves into a situation where they were climbing at 10,000 feet per minute.

DOOM:(

Extraneus

Iran calls for assassination of Netanyahu's children

The enemy of Obama's enemy...

NKvirusedand back

daddy-- 2 weeks ago UK Daily Mail reported 6000/fpm climb rate. Even that is F-16 not Airbus stuff. Has that changed for a fact to 10,000fpm?

Old Lurker

Cap'n is this you helping Hobbler in the LUN?

narciso

you might have to sit down for this:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/politics/bergdahl-swap-prisoner-militant-activity/index.html

narciso

well it was Bin Laden's favorite channel till they fired Keefum's

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=354638

Jack is Back!

CH,

I knew about Joe Gibbs, of course, because when Jack Kent Cooke hired him from the Bots where he was the OC, we all thou.ght we were going to be the east coast version of Air Coryell. But then as if he had a Midas touch, we ended up that year 1981 drafting Mark May, Russ Grimm and Dexter Manely. May be one of the greatest drafts ever by a team.

It only took him until the next year (the 82 strike year) to cement the team around the Hogs and Riggins. Riggo was dynamite in that screwy 16 team playoff. I think against the Vikes and Dallas he ran for over 100 in each game and of course Manley's hit on Danny White will forever be enshrined in the memory bank of every Redskin fan alive at the time.

But for me the most iconic moment ever in Redskins history was the photo of Riggo dragging Don McNeal of the Dolphins hanging on to his jersey for 43 yards and the TD. Interestingly, with all those HOF talents it was Mark Moseley, the first place kicker ever to earn season MVP.

It may have been a short season but man what memories.

I had to watch it all from Balikpapan, Indonesia on real tape delay - like a week:) Had our Assistant PM bring a tape over in correct format from London. We had the BBC version and it was hilarious. The announcers didn't have a clue what the helll they were watching and talking about but us Yanks in Borneo sure did:)

Hail to the Redskins
Hail Victory
Braves on the warpath
Fight for old DC

Captain Hate

Dave, I'm sure she got hurt in a similar manner that didn't have such a good result.

Dave Schuler

It's not just that there aren't enough 1%-ers or 5%-ers, Tom. It's that enough of the 8%-ers are government employees or work in government handmaiden industries, i.e. healthcare, that having the government try to pay for an ever-expanding menu of goods and services is a form of perpetual motion. You will never get enough money taxing government employees to afford the raises that government employees want.

narciso

I guess the first time I was aware of this, was with the Odessa File,

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/01/adolf-eichmann-hoped-his-arab-friends-would-continue-his-battle-against-the-jews/

Captain Hate

JiB, I've gotta run now but I'll respond to that later.

Jane

Hit,

To hell with Andrew (just kidding) but Kiwi will be thrilled. When is her birthday anyway?

Jane

Yippee - a Hobbler sighting.

Dave, why cant Teresa shovel? I suspect she owns the deed.

Jack is Back!

narciso,

Thank you for the link to the new book on Eichman. When I lived in BA, I took a personal walking tour of the neighborhood and work area where Eichman existed there. So I have a fascination with the subject and also the AMIA bomging since I actually saw it.

Jack is Back!

...bombing....

glasater

Anyone know why Bob Beckel hasn't been on 'The Five' for awhile?

Try Hang Gliding

Daddy,

The Owens Valley is our Bonsai Pipeline; 2,000ft/min climb rates are not unheard of. I can just image what the lift might be like under a supercell.

Old Lurker

Because there is a god, glasater?

daddy

Reporter Jonathan Karl: Does the Administration consider the Taliban a Terrorist organization or not?

Josh Ernest: They do carry out, uhhh, tactics, uhhh, that are akin to Terrorism. They do pursue Terror attacks in an effort to advance their agenda.

Jack is Back!

In Re: College drinking affinities.

I matriculated in Cincinnati, Ahia where there where at that time 5 major breweries making both 3.2% and 6% beer. If you were 18 you could drink 3.2 all day long and boy did we. My favorites were 14K Hudepohl and Berger Beer. You could walk anywhere in Clifton and bring a gallon jug which they would fill up using a hose. Many a dorm and frat house or student life association had plenty of emptys for the janitor on Monday morning.

If you wanted to do a little romancing to a some cool jazz you could always count on either Lancers, in its cute little terra cotta bottle [the chicks loved it] or the more mundane Blue Nun Libfraumilch. The only Chianti I ever saw was a candle holder.

daddy

Naturally enough, Juan Williams is back to wondering why we on the right are caught up on the Semantics about "Terrorists" or "Armed Insurgents," etc.

Threadkiller

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jan/29/bill-belichick/factchecking-bill-belichick-deflategate/

Jack is Back!

TK,

Thanks for that link. Here is where I stopped reading.

"CBS Sports relayed a tweet from another science luminary, physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who also expressed skepticism."

Dave (in MA)

narciso@4:36 nobody saw that coming. And by "nobody" I mean skinny chainsmokers who report to an Iranian rock hyrax.

henry

NK, we were never on probation. If caught, we were the Delta Sigma Beta chapter from MIT.

Soylent Red

Reporter Jonathan Karl: Does the Administration consider the Taliban a Terrorist organization or not?

One of the problems the dipshits are having in defining the Tollybon as terrorists is that there are two separate Tollybons.

The one in Pockeeston, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is the one responsible for the attack on the school. That attack was so heinous that even the other Tollybon, The Taliban, the group in Afgoneeston, condemned it.

It's this second Tollybon, The Taliban, that Obama is cutting deals with and trying to negotiate a peace settlement with. But they are loosely allied with the other Tollybon, TTP, as well as the Haqqani Network, and remnants of Al Qaeda, and are themselves guilty of some seriously heinous shit going back thirty years.

Islamic State is now demanding that the two Tollybons fall in under them, which both Tollybons are resisting, and Al Qaeda is in an ongoing semi-hot disagreement with IS over who gets to establish the global collie-fate and run the jihad against the big and little Satans.

Meanwhile, back in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State has hoovered up all the smaller Islamofascist anti-Assad groups that Obama and Hagel (not from Nebraska, btw) have been funneling cash and arms to for the last three years, when not systematically screwing up Libya and turning it into an Islamofascist Thunderdome hellhole, against the advice of DoD.

There is a common element among all of these crazies you might be able to identify if you try hard enough...

I mean other than Obama wants desperately to just surrender to all of them and get back to fucking up the U.S. full time.

==

Anyone know why Bob Beckel hasn't been on 'The Five' for awhile?

I'm betting the correct answer isn't either "church activities" or "AA meetings."

new lurker

IMO, Hillary will have a face lift, some botox and also lyposuction for her body. She will also exercise daily to be able to be in shape for all the stops, etc. of her campaign.
That's why she is be out of sight for 3 months.

Jack is Back!

This is for Janet:)

Transportation Mode of the Future - The Bus/ Michael Barone

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/transportation-mode-of-the-future-the-bus/article/2559530?custom_click=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

In every study our R&D did including transit villages and/or combines along with the economics, they could never shake the bus.

new lurker


soylent, What do you think about Bob?

Soylent Red

That's why she is be out of sight for 3 months.

Three months ain'ta gonna do it. She's trying to sandblast off several decades of wear and tear to get down to a core of ugly and evil.

GMax

Keystone Pipeline approval passed with large bipartisan support in the Senate. 62 - 36. Your move, creep ( and Robocop is remembered to have said ).

new lurker

Soylent, You'd be surprised what 3 months can do--on the surface.

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