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February 21, 2015

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Jane

What do you guys know about Pat Dollard. He's got a hell of a piece up that will make TK's eye's twinkle.

http://patdollard.com/2012/09/obama-vetting-1979-newspaper-article-by-valerie-jarrett-father-in-law-reveals-start-of-arab-purchase-of-u-s-presidency/

And the piece Mark posted is spectacular!

MarkO

Interesting piece, Jane.

narciso

the last AUMF incorporates the language for the first, which presumably could still cover the Iraq resolution, but seeing as we're going to be operating in Iraq?

narciso

probably the earliest the story was noted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2445630/posts

Miss Marple

Here's the thing about all of this birth certificate/Muslim/Communist stuff:

The administration (and previously, the candidate) does stuff to ignite suspicion. I am sure a lot of people were mortified by their suspicions when he produced that semi-official piece of paper.

If he had it, why didn't he produce it long before then? The answer, of course, was to lure people into looking foolish, because whether or not it was authentic, the Gatekeepers were going to SAY it was because Legend.

Why has he spent money keeping his school records under wraps? Why is every single thing about him a secret?

Along with the Legend thing, the other part is that a whole lot of people in official Washington and the GOP do not want to be made to look like fools. They are pretty sure that if they started demanding a baptismal certificate, his passport records, or his school records they would be produced, presto-chango, and again they would look foolish.

And it may be that he DOES have all of those records and they are exemplary, and he is just waiting for the right minute to produce them. But then you have to ask yourself, what kind of person would waste all of this time and get the country all riled up for a gotcha moment? Not a mentally healthy one, that's for sure.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

JiB, I've been noting the trend in the economy via nascar stands for several years and that is the most empty I have EVER seen Daytona.

ISTM the temperature of the economy is best measured by the health of nascar as it is the sport of those mostly occupying and living the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. Let's call it the "redneck economy." If it isn't healthy...

Attendance at Disney World is way up, but I wouldn't ascribe it to a healthy US economy as much as a favorable exchange rate for foreigners.

I'd suggest that the Daytona tourism and trade folks take a closer look at exactly what demographic is filling their pockets. It ain't middle class Americans.

rich@gmu

jimmyk-

it was talked about quite a bit but never done.

here is a huffpo link with some background

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/13/2001-war-authorization_n_6682398.html

the 2001 authorization is still being used for the fight against ISIS but Obama requested one from Congress to take them on as well ... more confusion.

rich@gmu

more background ...

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/obama-war-authorization-congress-isil-115108.html

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

Great post MarkO.

Here's that Giuliani link again - http://nation.foxnews.com/2015/02/19/watch-giuliani-destroys-obama-epic-speech-netanyahu-man-who-fights-his-people-unlike-our

WAY too much TRUTH for the Dem./Media machine.

Miss Marple

Obama's war authorization reminds me of Army Hospital Maternity Wards, ca. 1968.

You had to sign the paper giving the physician discretion on administering anesthesia. If you didn't sign it, no anesthesia.

If you did sign it, their discretion was no anesthesia unless you were getting a Caesarean section.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

And can nascar please pick a name for their racing series and stick with it?

rich@gmu

think I'm now just confusing myself ... plate of wings is in the oven.

too bad I don't have any Brussels Sprouts ... sautéed in olive oil and some fresh garlic.

narciso

enjoy your wings, rich, it's not supposed to make sense,

rse

rich-I credit the relief of the sinus pressure to chopping up several chipotle chilis in adobo sauce into last night's chili.

First time I had done it and I was literally hoping the peppers would provide some sinus relief. Nice richness to the chili recipe I have made for more than 25 years.

In anaonamom's honor, I took 2 strips of bacon in the beginning to get some bacon fat.

Danube on iPad

I am not at all surprised that you were an ace diagrammer, MissM. I, too, have forgotten how to do it. As for its no longer being taught, hell, they no longer teach celestial navigation at the Naval Academy. DOOM.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

For the MFM, it might be that they are just embarrassed that they backed Obama. They didn't read his book or check him out AT ALL.

Super smart, highest IQ!!! Based on nothing. They didn't find out about his book bio. They had a mad, schoolgirl crush on Obama.
Why wouldn't the LA Times release the Khalidi tape? What kind of NEWS outfit wouldn't release that tape?

Their entire job has been making fun of Americans that asked questions &/or didn't back Obama's policies. The MFM hate us.

jimmyk

it was talked about quite a bit but never done.

That's what I'd thought, but the discussion upthread suggested that the repeal had taken place.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

they no longer teach celestial navigation at the Naval Academy. DOOM.

Reminds of the scene in the Avengers movie when the mothership gets bombed and Fury says they need to get over water and the navigator says the system is down and Fury yells "is the sun on your left?!?"

Technology is A tool not the only tool.

rich@gmu

yummmmm ... bacon fat ....

/homer moment

Danube on iPad

"If he had it, why didn't he produce it long before then?"

He produced the "short form," which replaced the long form and has for many years been sufficient under Hawaii law to establish one's birthplace, during the 2008 campaign.

As for his school records, he hasn't spent any money to keep them under wraps; there is a federal statute preventing the schools from releasing them without his permission. I very strongly suspect that he has withheld permission because those transcripts would expose a decidedly mediocre record.

narciso

lol, Stephanie, but that guy was playing Galaga after all.

Danube on iPad

If he intentionally said "my Muslim faith" on that occasion, why hasn't he done so before or since?

rich@gmu

the chili sounds delicious rse.

Posted by: jimmyk | February 22, 2015 at 03:51 PM-

as far as I can tell nothing has been repealed nor passed. he is still using the 2001 authority and whatever findings he has personally signed.

Danube on iPad

Obama calls Bush "unpatriotic"; crowd cheers:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/flashback-liberals-cheered-obama-when-he-questioned-george-bushs-patriotism-video/

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Except the $$ he's spent on that law firm Perkins Coie? IIRC that was tasked with Obama's "legend" protection similar to the money expended by Clinton on legal fees to contain bimbo eruptions. Other than that... :eyeroll:

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Actually the Galaga guy was a different guy...but I won't get pedantic. :)

jimmyk

If he intentionally said "my Muslim faith" on that occasion, why hasn't he done so before or since?

Who has claimed he said it intentionally? Obviously it was a slip of the tongue. The only question is what it reveals, if anything. I've never asserted that he's a Muslim, just that he's an anti-American a**hole who will embrace, or at least empower, any ideology that helps to bring down America. That includes radical Islam, liberation theology, whatever it was that Jeremiah Wright's church espoused, socialism, communism, you name it. I think the slip of the tongue betrays that lack of identity in any one set of values in favor of "everything but" whatever is good for this country.

Jack is Back!

Video: Jerusalem Mayor takes Down Knife-Wielding Terrorist.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/02/22/video-jerusalem-mayor-takes-down-knife-wielding-terrorist/

The Israeli's know how to taek action when needed. Can you DeBlasio taking the same action?

rich@gmu

it wasn't intentional, it was obviously unintentional which was why George S corrected him ...

an odd mistake to make even if one were tired. would go so far as to say an odd mistake for one to make if one were intoxicated and tired.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Rse, the best nasal decongestant I've found is the Chinese mustard made in house by Chinese restaurants. NOT the packaged stuff in the take out box but the daily house made stuff.

narciso

they do seem to be a standin for Wolfram and Heart, (literally the Devil's law firm)

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/tammy-baldwins-attorney-defends-firing-of-staffer-over-tomah-va-b99447989z1-292518261.html

Frau   Acatholica

AliceH - "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog" is a short, entertaining (for grammar nerds) book that gives the history and method of diagramming in the US. I bought it for nostalgia's sake; I had to diagram sentences in high school. The author learned to diagram in the sixth grade from Sister Bernadette at a Catholic school. Lucky girl.
The author also contributes that Gertrude Stein was a big fan of diagramming. Gertrude may have just eaten some of Alice B. Toklas's *special* brownies when she wrote:

"I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences. I like the feeling the everlasting feeling of sentences as they diagram themselves."

There you have it, AliceH.
A brownie is a brownie is a brownie.
LUN


Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Time for "the big one" at Daytona. 20 laps to go...

Threadkiller

He produced the "short form,"....

Oh?

http://www.theobamafile.com/obamacolb.htm

Jack is Back!

Looks like Turkey made a little excursion into Syria to rescue some of their soldiers who were guarding the tomb of Sulieman Shah and surrounded by ISIL.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/11427714/Turkish-military-enters-Syria-to-evacuate-soldiers-from-enclave.html

Frau   Meerrettich

Stephanie, can wasabi do the job?

rich@gmu

... oh bother, what would we do without him

>>>‘No Doubt’ President Obama Loves His Country, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham<<<

Rick Ballard

That includes radical Islam, liberation theology, whatever it was that Jeremiah Wright's church espoused, socialism, communism, you name it.

jimmyk,

Wretchard wrapped that up in 2008 (liberation theology in comments). He also noted the Rezko/Auchi links which should be read in conjunction with the Mansour link. Here is the Rezko post.

There is not all that much which is unknown about our black racist Mahometan Marxist. I believe his unfailing Merde Touch to reveal more about his severe intellectual limitations than transcripts could ever reveal, considering the credentialed morons who unfailingly promoted his mediocrity.

narciso

well you know what they say about exercising muscles,


http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/22/national-security-expert-u-s-foreign-policy-leaders-have-lost-the-ability-to-think/?advD=1248%2C356419

rich@gmu

Posted by: Rick Ballard | February 22, 2015 at 04:28 PM-

thanks for those. was wondering why this all felt like well tilled ground.

clarice

wasabi or even coleman's mustard powder should do the trick--also strong horseradish or Korean kimchi..

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Yes, but it's hard to tolerate the same quantity as Chinese mustard. Something in the consistency of the mustard ISTM. Like slathering Vicks vaporub on the back of your tongue and getting the vapors up the throat into your sinuses.

I've found that peppers tend to inflame but mustard tends to dilate. Capsaicin? Idk but it seems to be a factor in the long term relief.

Miss Marple

Stephanie,

Agree with you about the mustard. That's why I always get extra. It keeps for a few days and you can use it for just such an emergency.

Danube on iPad

Perkins Coie wasn't hired to keep his school records private.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Yep, Clarice. Horseradish is my second go to choice. Add some to sour cream and dip a few cucumber chunks (or fried zucchini) and immediate but not quite as good of relief. Like bathing the sinuses in an aromatherapy bath.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

There's a reason BOzo stays away from The House That Tony Bought.

Everyone who believes Giuliani accidentally shoved a hot wire into an open wound, raise your hand.

Good, now pick up your dunce cap and head for the nearest corner.

Threadkiller
Gotnews.com has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership.

David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph.

He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream.


http://gotnews.com/busted-we-have-axelrods-fathers-communist-party-membership-obamalovesamerica/

exdemocrat

Rick - thanks for that BC link - rereading those comments 6 years on was almost tragic.
Is eggplant still commenting?

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Big one on the last lap.

Now Daytona Beach will smell like burnt rubber for a week.

peter

Lindsey Graham's notion of loving might be a little different than yours or mine.

rich@gmu

lol suppose it wasn't that big a surprise. Whatever happened to ole' Tony anyway?... surprised that it has been 7 years (the Rezko post is nearly 7 years to the day ...) Wrechard with his usual great finish ...

>>>Whatever path took Auchi to Tony Rezko's doorstep must have been an interesting one indeed.<<<

narciso

there's a link in the Belmont piece to Auchi's investment in an Egyptian telecommunications firm, Orascom, guess who was the relevant minister then, who smoothed the transaction, the current PM

rse

See, I should have fessed up to feeling like my head was going to blow most of the week. You guys are full of useful ideas.

I may take a book and have lunch in chinatown tomorrow.

rich--I add the chili powder at the time I brown the beef, which integrates it more. The original recipe called for a cup of chopped onions and I usually add at least 5. That's the secret because the onions cook down and just make a deliciousness in the red sauce.

I had to cook it in stages and then rest but I was determined to see if that would do the trick.

At some point I started serving it over some rice. Adds texture and moister than cornbread. I use cornbread with chicken white bean chili and my clam chowder that is really a clam/potato chowder.

rich@gmu

answered my own question ...

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/8682612/

10 and 1/2 years ...

Danube on iPad

If anyone is requests it I will demonstrate that the short form was produced in 2008.

rich@gmu

rse-

all that fancy talk ... that plate of wings I just had was unsatisfying. but don't want to go foraging either.

rich@gmu

think I might go get a gyro ... haven't had one of those in a while. get the double meat and some dolmades

MarkO

"And it may be that he DOES have all of those records and they are exemplary"

If that were true, this Legend would have shoved them down our throats endlessly.

That's why the HLR "Presidency" was so important.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

I'm now craving Chinese takeout for dinner tonight. :) You have to ask em to put in a container of house mustard, though, or you'll get the crappy packaged knockoff.

"Chinatown" being the Buford Hwy corridor, rse?

Love the Crawfish Shack down that way, too. Owned by a philippino transplant that first immigrated to Louisiana and fell in love with Cajun cooking. Really good Cajun at excellent prices. And crawfish season is just starting.

Miss Marple

Stephanie,

We have a Chinese restaurant near us that has been here for over 40 years, owned by the same family. (The waiters all look old enough to have been in A Christmas Story, lol!)

Anyway, they do NOT use packaged mustard like Panda Express or some of those. They give you pretty large cups of it, and that is what I get and keep. I just love it.

Momto2

Just jumping in on the grammar discussion....we are still teaching grammar (including sentence diagramming). I teach 9th grade at a hybrid homeschool/school. Most homeschoolers still teach diagramming, cursive writing and many other practical skills. Oh, and our students also know American history, economics, and are skilled debaters.

Amidst all of the "DOOM" we read daily, it helps to hear of a small remnant of what used to be a well-rounded education.

narciso

like a singularity, for the most part:


http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-02-22/giuliani-comments-meet-bipartisan-pushback

rse

Yes steph. WE could meet if you'd like. I am kinda the queen of backroads to get around inside the perimeter.

The only time my son asks advice of anyone about anything is to call me when he is stuck in ATL traffic to see if I can get him around it.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Greek tomorrow night...Thanks Rich. Excellent idea!

Another excellent suggestion for you, rse. Athens Couzzina at Sugarloaf Mills. George uses all his mom's and grandma's recipes and it's 100% authentic. Much better than Athens Pizza in Decatur.

Stephanie De Nile is a river in Progtopia

Dang it, I've got an appointment with a client tomorrow in the Greensboro area. Totally not close to you. :(

Raincheck for some Cajun later in the week? I do need to go ITP and check on the parents soon.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

Mark Halperin @MarkHalperin · Feb 21

To be fair to Scott Walker, he's been so busy governing, he hasn't had time to personally authenticate the President's birth certificate

Do ya figure Mark Halperin knows as much background history on Obama as most JOMers do?

Could he tell us about Obama's relationship with Rezko? How Obama got into Columbia & Harvard?

The MFMers laugh at Americans that speculate & ask questions, but we have to because the lousy MFMers don't do their job.

Breitbart posted the Kenya book bio. How could THAT not have been huge after the years of laughing at AMERICANS. Was Obama EVER asked about it?

MarkO

You can't bother a Legend with such tiny matters. Only a fool would doubt Him.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

Did Michelle go with you to Bali when you wrote Dreams? How did you afford a flight to Bali & a month long stay with your outstanding student loans? Where did you stay in Bali?

There is no consistent story. Even if you read only pro-Obama books & the NYT & WaPo, you can NOT come up with consistent timelines or stories.
This one little snip of his life is full of contradictions.

Threadkiller

Yes, Janet, but we are worried about rules of evidence here.

MarkO

Is he really Siddhartha?

Threadkiller

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/22/john-mccain-im-ashamed-of-my-country-im-ashamed-of-my-president-im-ashamed-of-myself-video/

Extraneus

If anyone is requests it I will demonstrate that the short form was produced in 2008.

If DoT were a Democrat, he would ridicule other Democrats for the 3/5ths canard. He would councel them that raising this bogus historical point calls their credibility into question and that the 3/5ths compromise limited the power of the Sothern states in Congress, ultimately leading to the abolition of slavery.

No Democrat does this, because the black vote is too important. Instead, they happily claim that the Constitution is a flawed document, ratified by racists who thought that blacks weren't full persons, and that such racism was and remains woven into the "fabric of our nation."

The religion and birther stuff is far more evidence-based than the 3/5ths canard, yet we are counceled to consider courtroom rules of evidence before calling these things into question.

I object, your honor.

I have aunts, uncles and brothers who think that Obama is a Muslim and a foreigner. I don't raise points of evidence when they state these beliefs. I just appreciate the fact that they vote.

Danube on iPad

"we are worried about rules of evidence here."

Those who know them don't worry about them at all.

Jane

Amidst all of the "DOOM" we read daily, it helps to hear of a small remnant of what used to be a well-rounded education.

Great to hear Momtomom! Thank you!

Threadkiller

Those who know the rules of evidence don't worry about other peoples comments.

narciso

and yet My Friends falls for it every time, then he wonders why Kiev is in danger, why
the Katzenjammer Syrian moderates, can't get the job done,

exdemocrat

Speaking of courtroom rules, DoT, who should bear the burden of production (and proof) on these issues? The party claiming he meets the qualifications to hold office or the regular citizen who has a god-given right to be assured he does?

narciso

well the stated job, why is their not an audit of the funds already allocated to the rebels, they were all hepped up to do it to Chalabi, who has been conspicuously left out of this Christmas tree cabinet,

Stephanie

A little levity:

A woman who had been married twice and divorced twice was fed up. Her
first husband beat her, and her second husband ran away with another
woman. Plus, she couldn't find a new lover who could satisfy her
sexually, so she put an ad in the classifieds: Wanted: A good looking, single guy who won't beat me, won't leave me, and is good in bed.
About a week later, her doorbell rings. She opens the door to find a
man with no arms and legs on her front porch.
"I'm here about your ad," he says.
"You must be mistaken," she says.
"Let me explain," he says. "I can't beat you, I don't have any arms.
And I can't run away because I don't have any legs."
"But," she asks, "How do I know you're good in bed?"
"I rang the doorbell, didn't I?"

exdemocrat

On the same note, who should have the burden of proving that the institution to which they belong warrants categorization as a First Amendment-protected "religion"?

Jack is Back!

Highly Recommend.

Ginni Thomas interview with Stephen Coughlin on why our national security mavens are brain dead.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/22/national-security-expert-u-s-foreign-policy-leaders-have-lost-the-ability-to-think/

Its 27 minutes of pure revelation and truth to power. At about 19:15 there is some more new news on Hillary. We are so screwed and this makes Walker more tenable being he is outside the beltway.

The Pentagon and CIA don't get off easy either, as Dempsey has demonstrated.

Danube on iPad

"yet we are counceled to consider courtroom rules of evidence before calling these things into question."

Not so, Ext. I pointed out that the school application would not be admissible to establish his religion, and that the short form is admissible under Hawaii law to prove the date and place of birth. (There are reasons for the rules that dictate these results.) The dialog went south from there, and I am not inclined to rehash it because it is monumentally unimportant compared with the many things we know to a certainty about Obama.


narciso

which is why they should go back to the predecessor organization, the OSS, because
there's precious little intelligence around.

exdemocrat

who should bear the burden of production (and proof) : The party claiming to be an expert on islam or the regular citizen who he is purporting to lecture on the subject? That party claiming to love his country or the regular citizen whose life is at stake and who has good reason to doubt it?

Threadkiller

What about all that mash you said about images not being admissible? Seems like you are moving goal posts again.

You may want to change your claim that you can demonstrate the short form was made available in 2008 to you can demonstrate an image of the purported short form was made available in 2008.

Rules...

narciso

as I say, TK I wasn't born here, although Howard Dean was, even though he might as well be from Ceti Alpha 6, it proves nothing,

narciso

what of this logano character who won the match, anybody heard about him before?

exdemocrat

Echoing stephanie's levity, Clarice's reference to Officer Krupke reminded me of this Month Python classic:

"Captured criminal: All right, it's a fair cop, but society's to blame.

Church Policeman: Right, we'll arrest them instead."

Threadkiller

If it means nothing, narciso, why do we have naturalization laws?

Miss Marple

My personal opinion is that after putting up with all of the lies and fake scandals about our candidates, ten I am content to have the "he's a Muslim born outside the US" out there.

As long as we don't have to prove it in a court, let the rumors fly.

After all, Mitt Romney was going to ban tampons, so what the heck.

Jack is Back!

narciso,

Not his first win in NASCAR. Father put him in go karts at 6 then moved the family to Charlotte so he could advance his racing. Born for speed. Not surprising.

Danica Patrick's car hauler pulled up next to me at Valerio in the Hammock the other day. She wasn't in it, of course but the the driver needed a Subway and coke.

Threadkiller

let the rumors fly.

Exactly!

exdemocrat

Narc - not being born here isn't the issue (I wasn't either, fwiw); treating the citizenry that you are supposed to be SERVING with abject contempt is.

narciso

Python is frankly too normal now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Fy7JwSZ2U

he was born here, but his mindset is alien to this country, the same can be said of Lurch, the Red Queen, and Yeargh

Extraneus

I think that purposely illegitimizing the Constitution is far more harmful to "the fabric of the nation" than illegitimizing Barack Obama. The former is the very definition of sedition, and is practiced by people who have sworn an oath to that same Constitution, from which their powers derive. The latter is just standard politics, practiced even by our Founding Fathers.

Obama claimed to be Kenyan in his book bio. His parents claimed he was a Muslim in his Catholic school application.

These facts may not be admissible evidence that he's foreign or Muslim, but they fairly call both claims to the contrary into question.

I would happily cite both in conversations with my aunts, uncles and brothers.

rse

steph-cajun sounds good. Let me know.

AliceH

Frau@4:14 "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog" is a short, entertaining (for grammar nerds) book that gives the history and method of diagramming in the US.

Thanks, Frau! I've added it to my (growing, never shrinking) wishlist of books.

narciso

Red Squaw sounds they imported her from East Germany,

Stephanie

Will do, rse. Now to order some takeout.

BBL.

narciso

where is good Chinese takeout around here?

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