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February 09, 2015

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Jim Miller

jimmyk - According to the NYT article, previous chancellors wee encouraging competition between New York schools -- and Farina is trying to put an end to that. (Insert obligatory Alice in Wonderland reference here.)

narciso

well it's about time:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/christian-robey/2015/02/10/letter-nbc-more-20-retired-military-brass-blast-network-mohyeldins

rich@gmu

Posted by: Eric in Boise | February 10, 2015 at 09:41 PM-

this is the kind of tolerance I can tolerate. speaking of bumperstickers I saw one douchebag driving a gas miser with a "Silly Republicans Climate=/ Weather" ... it is supposed to get down to about 10 degrees here on Thursday, but thankfully no snow.

narciso

must be the scouting season

http://twitchy.com/2015/02/10/the-frosh-team-ap-reports-20000-foreign-fighters-have-streamed-into-syria-iraq-to-join-isis/

Danube on iPad

Why does NBC News--or anyone--believe that Brian Williams can "regain the nation's trust?" When a man is exposed as a long-time serial liar, how does he persuade people that he has become trustworthy?

rich@gmu

spacex cancelled for tonight. try again tomorrow ...

Janet

link about Williams mocking bloggers...
“All of my life, developing credentials to cover my field of work, and now I’m up against a guy named Vinny in an efficiency apartment in the Bronx who hasn’t left the efficiency apartment in two years… On the Internet, no one knows if you’ve been to Ramadi or you’ve just been to Brooklyn and have an opinion about Ramadi.” ~ said the NBC news reader just suspended without pay for telling lies

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/flashback-brian-williams-mocks-bloggers-lack-credibility

rich@gmu

geez all those Lutherans marching off like it is a crusade or something ...

DoT-

He won't but pretty sure his contract didn't have any sort of serial liar termination clause either.

narciso

nothing to see here:


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/02/10/this-is-wrong-and-it-needs-to-be-stopped-beck-unpacks-interview-with-texas-islamic-tribunal-judges/

Danube on iPad

The delightful essayist Joseph Epstein was once asked to name the two most overrated men of the 20th century. Without hesitation he replied "Arthur Miller and Walter Cronkite."

I might have substituted JFK for Arthur Miller, but otherwise I can't quibble.

Janet

Here's a bit on Arthur Miller - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-478932/Arthur-Miller-son-hid-away-40-years.html

"Arthur Miller, the American playwright and former husband of Marilyn Monroe, hid the existence of a son born with Down's syndrome for nearly four decades, it has emerged.

Miller, whose plays examined questions of guilt and morality, virtually cut the boy out of his life after committing him to a mental institution when he was one week old."...

"Daniel is the younger brother of Rebecca Miller, the actress wife of Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for his role as a disabled person in My Left Foot, was said to be "appalled" at the way his brother-in-law was treated..." ...

"The revelation is at odds with Miller's reputation as a champion of the downtrodden and a hero of the Left.

In the days after his death, aged 89, in 2005, Miller was eulogised around the world. The New York Times extolled his "fierce belief in man's responsibility to his fellow man" and fellow American playwright Edward Albee said Miller had held up a mirror and told society: "Here is how you behave.""

rich@gmu

lol ...

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/10/hillary-clinton-foundation-donors-hsbc-swiss-bank

clarice

Mueller appears to have been another St Pancake. Guess I can scrap the ashes and sackcloth:http://www.debbieschlussel.com/77161/kayla-mueller-dead-isis-hostage-was-jew-hating-anti-israel-bitch/

Dave (in MA)

TCFAB.

narciso

yes, I saw that, young people are often foolish, I didn't think this was the time, for it.

Eric in Boise

"Silly Republicans Climate=/ Weather"

Which can be thrown right back at these azzholes when its 102 in the shade, but they don't seem to get that.

Or, more likely, they do but are just lying, as always.

narciso

so they are just coming around to the notion there was someone else in Nisman's room, could it have been Satan!!

Hillary Clinton

Maybe narciso ... maybe.

narciso

the Horde was nonplussed at Megyn and Brit, commiserating over 18 credits,

narciso

three guesses, the first two don't count:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/02/10/argentine-foreign-minister-what-do-we-gain-from-alberto-nismans-death/

Eric in Boise

Nice cake decorating job, Dave! The creamy frosting piled around that charming little cottage replica really conveys a feeling of Winter.

Wait, what??

Damn!

Stephanie

"Police say an infant infected with measles was in Atlanta for several days before it was initially diagnosed with measles. http://2wsb.tv/1AOxCFD
The child, who flew into Georgia from out of the country, took four flights prior to the diagnosis – from Turkey through Chicago and on to Atlanta."


Tell me again that it's not immigrants...

rich@gmu

you know the snow is bad when someone from Idaho commiserates for you ... thanks goodness I'm south of that.

narciso

yikes, Dave, is that on Hoth:

in other disturbing news:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/10/uma-thurman-s-new-face-freezes-the-internet.html

Stephanie

Snow? I smoked a pork butt today.

Jane on Ipad

TCFAB?

Too cold for a beer?

Try chilled Florida android bitches?

Ten cylinders fail at Burlington?

Tom can't flog a baby?

I really can't go on all night.

Eric in Boise

Actually, rich, it's been in the high 50s-low 60s here for over a week. Weirdly warm for this time of year. Saturday we broke a hundred plus year record for the high.

LOTS of rain, though. Reservoirs will be full this summer, which is of course good.

Nytol.

Jane on Ipad

Wow Clarice, that's a hell of an obituary.

jimmyk

I might have substituted JFK for Arthur Miller, but otherwise I can't quibble.

I don't know, how overrated could a guy who married Marilyn Monroe really be?

I think one could make a case for Gandhi.

clarice

She's rather intemperate, but here's more:http://palsolidarity.org/2015/02/ism-honors-kayla-mueller/

narciso

putting it another way:


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/pro-terror-islamist-group-honors-isis-hostage-kayla-mueller-for-protesting-jews/

narciso

besides that, Miller 'whitewashed' the communists, and meditated on the despair of the merchant class, without which he would not have prospered in the first place,

Eric in Boise

TCFAB?

With that much snow, my vote is for "They can't fabricate a blowhole."

Sue

And no Jew around to blame for her death? Guess that's why they had to blame Jordan.

rich@gmu

took 90 through your fair state ... in the winter ... during a snow storm ... at night.

vowed to never do that again.

narciso

they need lasers, with or without sharks, to melt all that snow

Janet

Cronkite, Miller, Kennedy, Gandhi...ALL excellent choices.

Dave (in MA)

Smoked a pork butt? I always had trouble keeping them lit.

rich@gmu

how did they get their hands on her? was she working in Syria or Iraq at the time of her capture?

jimmyk

I had heard something along those lines about Mueller, and was suspicious when all the stories (and her parents) kind of quickly brushed over some time she spent "in Palestine." But it was hard to find specifics.

Dave, better get some of that snow off the roof. Amazingly we've had almost nothing here in NYC. Maybe 12" total over the past month, mostly melted in between.

Dave (in MA)

Thomas Collins Fried A Bison

anonamom

Syria

narciso

yes, she was operating in Syria, follow the last link.

daddy

Just caught this advice by some Talking Head on Hannity on what Brian Williams ought to do in order to get his job back in the future:

Joe Conceha, Columnist at Mediate.com: "What he needs to do, he needs to do a Mea Culpa, on an Oprah, on a Barbara Walters, have her come out of Retirement, on an Ellen, and he has to come clean."

Noteworthy I think the 3 Show Hosts he suggests that Williams needs to go on in order to redeem the ability to tell the truth to Americans. Mentioning those 3 as the "go to" individuals for absolution and redemption in regards to Journalistic Truth tells me all I need to know about how corrupt and screwed up MSM Journalism in America is.

jimmyk

Kidnapped in Aleppo outside a MSF hospital, as I recall.

narciso

yes, that's it, you might as well jump into the singularity, to be in Aleppo,

Dave (in MA)

I don't have to worry about snow on my shed, but I will have to get some off the house (again) if it's going to warm up, because the ice dams are pretty bad. A lot of people I know are getting leaks in their roof right now, but I've only ever had it happen with a few feet on the roof during a sudden warm spell.

Another fun project that I had was to chisel my grill out the ice that formed around it because the icicle from the eaves above came all the way down and formed around the grill. I felt like I was freeing a mastodon from permafrost.

rich@gmu

thanks.

rich@gmu

wish I could send some global warming up your way Dave (and Jane and TC and Rocco ... and everyone else up there).

Ignatz

--It seems to me that this doesn't address the asymmetric threat of Beslan or, god forbid, an EMP or dirty bomb attack here in the US.--

By far the greatest risk of an EMP etc is from a state actor as its source, most especially Iran, so bringing them down is the best way to prevent it.

Eric in Boise

Thomas Collins Fried A Bison

In a three piece suit!!

Dave (in MA)

Thanks, Rich--I'd prefer that it would warm gradually, per my previous post.

Jim Miller

Jane - I'd be glad to visit your area -- with my cross country skis.

(Some years there is enough snow here - 3-4 inches -- so that on a few days I can walk out the door, down the steps, step into my skis, slip my hands into the poles, and go, But not this year.

Captain Hate

Saw a nice evening of music with these guys:

http://atomicjazz.bandcamp.com/album/here-comes-everybody

And got home in time for a new "old-school" type POI featuring the scrumptious Zoe Morgan.

Captain Hate

Why would anybody put any credibility on the line for a pompous dumbass like Brian Williams?

narciso

well they seem to be running interference for the likes of him,

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/10/fec-latest-front-in-democrats-multi-pronged-assault-on-internet-freedom/

Dave (in MA)

I think I'm an episode behind on POI. My brother says Belichick is on Letterman tomorrow. Maybe he can roll out some new Palin kid statutory rape jokes.

Captain Hate

Losing 18 Credits and Jon Leibowitz? Those fainting couches must be at maximum capacity.

clarice

Let's hoist the pirate flag and capture NBC for JOM! We can do it.

narciso

this one has Blair Brown, and Finch somehow ends up on a jury, 'crossing the streams'
Captain,

daddy

I'd love to see NBC go bankrupt.

Me too, Jane.

I wish to heck that when Dateline NBC featuring Jane Pauley and Stone Philips had lied about exploding Fuel Tanks on GM cars, they had been sued out of existence.

In an extraordinary public apology, NBC said Tuesday night that it erred in staging a fiery test crash of a General Motors pickup truck for its "Dateline NBC" news program and agreed to settle a defamation suit filed by the auto maker.

"We deeply regret we included the inappropriate demonstration in our 'Dateline' report," said a statement read by NBC News co-anchors Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips Tuesday night. "We apologize to our viewers and to General Motors. We have also concluded that unscientific demonstrations should have no place in hard news stories at NBC. That's our new policy."

NBC Anchor's lying is nothing new.

Captain Hate

I'm trying real hard to think of an upside for Belichick going on Letterman. Help me out, Dave.

Captain Hate

If you sum Jane Pauley's, 18 Credits' and Meeka's IQs do you hit double digits?

narciso

Interesting how many of the Huntress's nazguls, from Morgan to Stewart have not stood the test of time, Colbert will dial to eleven, as is his want,

Ignatz

--Let's hoist the pirate flag and capture NBC for JOM! We can do it.--

I nominate MarkO as the principal funding mechanism.

narciso

you never go full Vizzini"

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2015/02/10/scarborough-claims-alabama-judges-ignoring-gay-marriage-rule

Janet

JOM - Just One Minute would be a good name for a new news outlet!
Short factual news bites.
Background info on organizations & players.
Coverage of OTHER news coverage.

If politicians & the MFM want to be celebrities...then lets cover them with a TMZ-like ferocity.

relationships, marriages, reminders of past history, where their spouses & family work

history of organizations, donors, narrative pushers, ...

Timelines of events...
Everything we do here at JOM except with more visuals.

Captain Hate

I'm sure none of you saw this coming:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2015/02/10/bill-moyers-isis-atrocities-akin-lynchings-us-never-far-away

narciso

so from earlier in the thread, I discover that Islam which previously is said to respect Jesus as a prophet, doesn't even
believe he died on the cross, "Houston, we have a problem'

daddy

Janet,

Thanks for your post at 10:08, brian-williams-mocks-bloggers-lack-credibility

What a slimeball.

daddy

Jane, Dave, TC, Rocco,

Would you guys please give us back our damn snow#$%!

Iditarod board moves race restart from Willow to Fairbanks

For only the second time in its 43-year history, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is headed to Fairbanks.

A unanimous decision to start the race in Fairbanks on Monday, March 9, was announced Tuesday night during a special meeting of the Iditarod board of directors and only hours after members returned from a trip to view potentially problematic sections of the traditional race trail.

Organizers said minimal snow coverage on rugged parts of the traditional race trail led to the board’s decision.

narciso

well the plot thickens:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2948520/Was-Kayla-Mueller-forced-marry-ISIS-commander-New-details-death-American-aid-worker-suggest-soldiers-sold-leader-Syria.html

Dave (in MA)

CH, your guess is as good as mine. Maybe they can swap stories about dipping their pens into the company ink.

narciso

as if Zaphod would really do any such thing:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/u-s-military-aid-to-ukraine-would-be-declaration-of-proxy-war-russian-defense-analysts/515654.html

rich@gmu

with the situation in the Ukraine, if the US is shown as giving Russia the Spock eye (raises eyebrow) it would be written up as US provocation ... good thing we have the steady hands of the Putter-in-Chief on it!

Janet

One of the Obama administration's examples of success - Yemen.

http://mobile.thehill.com/homenews/administration/232414-us-closes-embassy-in-yemen-amid-unrest

"The State Department is urging all Americans to leave Yemen as soon as possible.

The State Department is suspending embassy operations in Yemen amid concerns about the volatile security situation there, a significant blow to relations with a one-time key ally in the fight against al Qaeda."

from Sept. 2014 - President Obama - "This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”

Dave (in MA)

daddy, you can have all you want.

Janet

Worked for years...& now kaput.

Janet

That's all, folks.
Not optimal.

exdemocrat

State sponsors, yes, but through jihad is resident here among us.

jimmyk

From narc's link @12:20,

"I deployed an entire operation -- at significant risk -- to rescue not only her but the other individuals who had been held, and probably missed them by a day or two," the president said.

Anyone believe that? Just missed them by a day or two, how convenient. And note the ever-present "I."

And this: "Also on Tuesday, the White House revealed that there is at least one other American hostage being held in the Middle East - but there are no details about their identity."

At least one.

rich@gmu

Janet-

and they won't get called on it.

Ignatz

--Everything we do here at JOM except with more visuals.--

I volunteer to do the visuals.

Ignatz

The only existential threat without state sponsors is demographic.

rich@gmu

jimmyk-

that statement got me thinking about the Levinson case. is he included or do they not include Iran in the ME?

daddy

Just for fun,

On the dog walk this evening I spotted in the distance what I was fairly sure was a Black Bear. I had walked the full 2 miles or so length of a dirt trail we walk regularly, which is cut into a long hillside near home. At where the trail ends you can either just turn around and walk back, which I intended to do in this weather, or you can start going up a small wood shrouded path, which leads way up to the top of the ridge line above the trees, at which point you can turn east and keep climbing up the mountain, or west and head along the ridge line for a few miles to get back to where I park the car.

Turning around I was just heading back when in the distance, probably a quarter mile, I saw a very black critter of decent size, starkly highlighted against the snow, and slowly moving through a few sparse trees on the hillside at an elevation just a hundred yards higher than the trail. Fry had earlier been barking in that general direction on the walk out, but I assumed that it was just that he smelled a moose, which you spot here fairly regularly, so no big deal. I had already hollered at Scout for dining on frozen moose nuggets on the way out. But this didn't look like a moose. Carp@#$

I didn't want to do the up and over route as I am lazy, and it was cold and starting to get dark, so instead I waited a bit and watched him disappear, then just headed back on toward him the way I'd came, advertising our presence by whistling hollering in the graveyard very loud "KayyyRooo's!!!!" every 100 yards as we walked, and I put a leash on Fry as he is sometimes foolish and barks and challenges wild critters I wish he would rather leave alone.

Anyhow, all worked out fine, as those guys are generally quite shy, and I didn't see him again, but it got the blood pumping a bit, especially when Fry would stop and look up the hill and start Grrrring and barking, and I'd have to tug him along. It was unexpected at this time of year, especially when it's supposed to be sleeping, and the Temp was a reasonably chilly 25 degrees. Oh well. Guess they have to wake up some time.

When I got home I told momma I was pretty sure I had seen a bear and she said "Yep", she'd been seeing signs of them recently on her morning walks.

#GiveUsBackOurSnow

Joan

Interesting Map about the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria below. I saw it the other day, and the debate today and this evening between Appalled and several others made me think of it, especially Appalled's remark about (and I'm paraphrasing here) "...ignorant congressmen from rural states making uneducated comments about Islam...."

Believe it or not, Appalled, people in rural states can read and write. They manage to complete spoken sentences. My gawd, they've even got the ballet and symphony, and, sometimes even the opera performed in their cities. And, museums, my goodness, there are museums in these backwaters. Some of them even go to law school--and are even accepted into law schools in other states. Wow. Places like Stanford. Harvard. University of Chicago. Imagine that.

I get so sick of arrogance.

I don't know about other states but my rural representatives are educated and are patriots and represent the people who sent them to Washington, because that's what the ignorant people in the rural states want.
For example, here's information on one: Rep. Jim
Bridenstine was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a Jenks OK High School graduate, a graduate of Rice University with three majors, and has an MBA from Cornell University. He is a former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium and is a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flies the E-2C Hawkeye in Central and South America in support of the War on Drugs. Rep. Bridenstine was also one of the most outspoken of any representative of the people during that influx of illegals that flooded our Southern Border this past summer, bringing God knows what diseases into this country. If it were up to people like Bridenstine, we wouldn't worry about Islamic terrorists coming across our border because he'd have it policed and closed to the Islamists, and I don't give a flying f*ck what percentage of the Muslims are or are not evil and wish the terrorists to continue murdering people. They aren't peaceful, because in keeping their mouths shut, they enable an evil that is worse than anything we've known in fifty years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/27/map-how-the-flow-of-foreign-fighters-to-iraq-and-syria-has-surged-since-october/

daddy

Admin Quietly Closing U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Why don't they just leave it open and understaffed, and wait and see what happens?

They could always blame anything bad that happens on another Muhammed video, and after all, "What difference, at some future point, would it make?"

Jane on Ipad

Daddy,

If you fly down I'll give you all the snow in my back yard AND on my deck which alone could cover a mountain or 2. I bet Dave might volunteer some too. Don't know about TC. He might require a price.

daddy  #GiveUsBackOurSnow

Hi Jane,

We've got enough snow on the ground to make me and the dogs happy, but the winter sports types are bummed. Momma says it was very cold while I was gone, but now it's a very comfortable mid 20's, and we're supposed to get snow 4 of the next 6 days, but high temps by the weekend (mid 30's) may make it slushy. Hope not.

My good friends wife who is set to do the Iditarod in March had another training accident last week with the team that involved her being dragged along on the ground for a bit and suffering a slight shoulder separation, but he says she's still determined to give it a run, so Go Gwenn!

Captain Hate

Where's the evidence it was ever any good?

http://weaselzippers.us/213732-obama-laments-my-basketball-game-is-broke/

DrJ

New Topic.

Buckeye

Kudos Joan @ 2:16

Well said. I am sure more hicks from flyover country have spilt blood defending this country than prissy elites. In my book that means their opinions count for more.

Ben

"I smoked a pork butt today"

I love double-entendres.

Thomas Collins

Take TC to Jerry Remy's and ply him with nachos and wine, and TC will help you load the snow from his area into your truck!

red

“I get a thick book full of death, destruction, strife, and chaos. That’s what I take with my morning tea.”

Sounds much worse thzn Romney's binders full of women.

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