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March 04, 2015

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Threadkiller

Homegirl just got servered!!

NKvirusedandback

Tom-- I am not a NYT reader, but from the articles you link to, it's pretty apparent that the NYT editors are falling in line with Obummer's Prog Only Dem party (Carlos Slim pushing this?) If a legitimate Prog jumps into the primaries (Fauxchahontas being the obvious choice) I could see NYT endorsing the Prog and WaPo endorsing the Old White Lib Hillariity.

NKvirusedandback

BTW-- how does the highlighted commenter know for a fact what the email habits of earlier SoSs were?... Never mind, it's NYT-Town.

Danube on iPad

Chris Cillizza piles on in the WaPo:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/03/hillary-clintons-private-email-address-at-state-reinforces-everything-people-dont-like-about-her/?hpid=z5

narciso

they don't but that's what Carlos Slim's tells them, just like the Benghazi movie review, that David 'abbott' Kirkpatrick
gave,

Thomas Collins

The Billary Cruise Ship is not going down without taking a lot of people down with it. But I don't think it will come to that. The Hill will give a "Charlotte" speech and Billary will survive this.

NKvirusedandback

ThomasC-- Obviously I hope you're wrong about that. Trey G will subpoena the HildaBeast.com server info to the ends of cyberspace: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/03/04/gowdy-well-be-asking-for-clintons-personal-state-department-emails-n1965275?utm_source=BreakingOnTownhallWidget_4&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingOnTownhall

Thomas Collins

I'll be happy to eat my crow if I'm wrong, NK. If this takes Billary down for once and for all, I will don a three piece, get on a treadmill and wear a sign saying "TC WAS WRONG".

Buckeye

James D and jimmyk from previous thread.

No I don't think government regulators do a better vetting job than private enterprise.

But I also think that anyone who pays attention to Uber management practice would not have confidence in their integrity. I don't.

NKvirusedandback

TC@10:44-- a small price to pay to rid us of those turbulent Grifters ;)

Dave (in MA)

They didn't use private e-mail. They got hacked by Breitbart.

narciso

the Huntress is being a little coy,

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/03/palin-on-obama-admin-skipping-bibi-address-shocking-insult-to-our-ally/

NKvirusedandback

OT-- the pause continues. This is now the 17th year. Another Meh month, tropics the same, SH the same, the NH a bit less warm, so Global satellite temps +.3C. The recent mini-el nino is fizzling out. No net temp increase since the end of the 1998 super El Nino. The IPCC models continue to be invalidated THE FACTS ARE SETTLED. http://www.drroyspencer.com/2015/03/uah-global-temperature-update-for-feb-2015-0-30-deg-c/

Jane

Ya know, you really can't blame her. Obama disregards or breaks every law on the books and no one says a word. She is also a democrat so why are they applying the standards they use solely for republicans against her?

narciso

what was that line, at the beginning of the Untouchables 'everyone knows where the booze is'

James D.

Every preceding holder of that office has used personal email

Yeah, I know. Who hasn't marveled at the archived emails from jqadams@gmail.com, right?

narciso

the journolist is always on the job, voxplaining makes it harder though,

http://patterico.com/2015/03/04/king-v-burwell-halbig-obamacare-case-oral-argument-in-supreme-court-today/

James D.

buckeye @ 10:44

No argument on that point. But the thing is, it's not a question of government vetting vs. private vetting.

It's a question of old, established, crony private vetting vs. new, aggressive, private vetting.

I'm sure Uber's management practices are questionable and likely alarming. But based on some of their very questionable drivers (and on what some of the better drivers I've met have said about the company and how it's run), I don't have any more confidence in the management practices of Arlington Red Top Cab (the biggest licensed taxi company here in Arlington, VA).

narciso

yes I saw that on sleepy hollow,


http://therightscoop.com/success-obama-arms-al-qaida-terrorists-when-favorite-moderate-rebel-group-in-syria-falls-apart/

I guess all the investors asked for their money back,

NKvirusedandback

Cruz continues to play a productive roll, he's keeping his ego in check, and is better for it. SCOTUS has no basis to refuse to do thing right thing in King v Burwell because of 'chaos' strawmen: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/234499-cruz-unveils-obamacare-alternative

pagar

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=58556

"A Question for Hillary…

" What was so important to you that you determined that it was to your advantage to hide all your government communications from possible discovery? "

PD
narciso

the story already bores me, now can we get to the content:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/hacked-emails-saudi-money-financed-benghazi-attack/

NKvirusedandback

Speaking of "Untouchables", HildaBeast's private servers are the cyber equivalent of Capone's second set of books. They nailed Capone that way, Hillarty can't be more untouchable than Capone.. can she?

MarkO

A little premeditated lawlessness. Just before she became SOS she set up a homemade email server in her house. It's not gmail or Hotmail or any of those. She owns it and nothing backs it up.

narciso

well you subpoena all communication with that header, Hercules would have a time of it,

Buckeye

James D @11:03

I know what you mean. I actually drove a cab for a short time when I was college.

For whatever reason there was a shortage of drivers (long before the influx of Somalians to Ahia) and they would hire just about anybody who had a CDL and could fog a mirror.

Now in Columbus, all North Africans and Middle Eastern guys, just depends on which cab service.

Like a little mafia.

NKvirusedandback

Here's the SCOTUSBLOG link. Sol Gen starts out attacking standing. Predictable but interesting. Also, looks like Breyer will be a 'good lib' here and hold his nose and try to save ObummerCare Exchanges: http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/03/continued-updates-on-oral-arguments-in-king-v-burwell/#more-225683

MarkO

I just read that Kennedy, J., is worried about an ObamaCare "death spiral."

Lawlessness runs amuck.

DOOM™®

narciso

House of Cards, was quite uninventive this time around, I only caught the first two episodes, and was ready the spoilers for the the rest.

last season, one subplot centered on a reporter trying to sneak into the main Federal servers, to get some incriminating
emails on underwood, he was not as fortunate as Risen,

Jane

My initial read of SCotus blog made it sound like it was not going well.

narciso

So we thought with NFIB, but Roberts sought to ignore the law,

rich@gmu

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/opinion/thomas-friedman-what-bibi-netanyahu-didnt-say.html

I know everyone was waiting for what Tom Friedman had to say.

>>>I think such a deal would be in America’s interest if — if — it includes Iran agreeing to constant, intrusive and unannounced inspections of, and limits on, all bomb-making capacities and if, even after the specified 10 years, there are more-than-the-usual inspections. I would also welcome Congress accompanying the deal by granting the president formal authorization — right now — to use “any means necessary” to respond should Iran try to break out of the deal.<<<

So Iran should agree to what the North Korean's did in the 1990's (or the types of weapons inspections which the west had with Iraq-how did that turn out)?

multilateral make believe.

I agree with Captain Hate that the trash needs to be taken out.

narciso

I only took one conlaw course, but this seems blinkered:

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2015/03/scotusblog-reports-from-oral-argument.html

narciso

I was waiting on baited breath.

the Iranians have 20,000 centrifuges, they've been working at this for at least 26 years, we're talking months not years,

NKvirusedandback

I'll listen to the tapes tonight to get a feel. The only thing theSCOTUS kids make clear is that they'll reach the merits, standing won't be the decision here.

pagar

Probably not as exciting as the Obamacare trial, but has a great affect on your and your descendants.

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/03/the-betrayal-papers-part-iii-of-v-obamas-scandals-and-assaults-on-freedoms-explained/

The Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar."

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/02/the-betrayal-papers-part-i-of-v-under-obama-the-u-s-captured-by-the-muslim-brotherhood/

NKvirusedandback

At any moment they are 6-12 months away from having enough fissile material for several warheads. I guaranty yout they already have deliverable missle/warhead designs thanks to the NorKs.

NKvirusedandback

...and as I look out my office window, an NYPD helo is hovering above 45th street next to the MetLife building. That can't be good.

rich@gmu

I take it the arguments aren't going well?

narciso-

indeed. couldn't quite figure out Friedman's point ... that some how the process would prevent it? That NK has a program should pretty much end the discussion as whether disarmament talks and sanctions work.

GUS

Her server. Who paid for it. Who wrote the check?

I'll wager the check was not on a Rodham/Clinton personal acct.
Poor poor babies, so poor and all.

narciso

welcome to the party, pal:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/03/vladimir-putins-russia-is-no-longer-just-an-authoritarian-state-it-is-a-dictatorship/

those are questions you are not suppose to ask,

narciso

this is of course, the bigger picture, pagar, the reason why they hide the documentation in plain sight,

NKvirusedandback

Hillary/Evita-- "Everything will be justified by my foundation.... and the money came rolling in from every side,.... Hillary's little hands reached out and they reached wide...."

James D.

re: the SCOTUS

I don't believe for a moment that today's Obamacare case will be decided on the merits. They will find a way to uphold O-care, if they have to rewrite the law and tie themselves into knots to do it.

narciso

sadly I agree, James D, but you know, 'e pleb nista'

rich@gmu

Posted by: James D. | March 04, 2015 at 12:03 PM -

they did find it was a tax so we have that going for us. Once the Chamber of Commerce gets to the replace stage, can only imagine what sorts of goodies they have buried in it.

Captain Hate

I have zero faith in Queen Souter-Roberts to do the right thing although I'd be glad to be proven wrong.

lyle
“The administration has done absolutely nothing to prepare for an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could leave millions of Americans unable to afford insurance thanks to this failed law,” Cruz said in a statement. “Republicans must offer the American people alternatives that lower costs and break the status quo that favors big government and big health care business over hardworking Americans.”

Sadly, I have to disagree, Sen. Cruz. King Hussein's cabal has a plan B and it's sitting there giving the Constitution the middle finger as I write.

lyle

From Insty with the the summary, "Our ruling class in a nutshell":

At @emilyslist event, Sen. Mikulski gives thanks for "little bundles of joy." She's talking about campaign checks.
Captain Hate

Visually speaking Mikulski is barely human

James D.

Obama's plan B is very simple:

Spending the next 20 months trumpeting horror stories (grossly exaggerated or entirely fabricated) about people who were benefiting from Obamacare but are now doomed thanks to the evil, Koch-purchased conservatives on the Supreme Court and the tea party terrorists who conspired with them to undermine the law of the land.

NKvirusedandback

....she's barely a Goblin.

James D.

CH @ 12:16

The ugliness outside doesn't hold a candle to the ugliness in her spiteful prog heart.

rich@gmu

Posted by: lyle | March 04, 2015 at 12:11 PM -

pretty sure that is what the administration is hoping for.

enlarge the problem and get more control.

yeah Medicaid for all.

NKvirusedandback

The true drama queen of SCOTUS is Justice Kennedy. His histionics during the homo marriage argument will epic.

Dave (in MA)

narciso, 12:06 that is a worship word. You will not speak it.

rich@gmu

Posted by: PDinDetroit | March 04, 2015 at 11:09 AM -

that is odd but it could be a rolling brown out ... iirc there was one in the northeast US and Canada a few years back that was caused by some fallen power lines.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Drudge says CondI rice used govt email system

narciso

I'm reminded of PoI's season opener, Finch and company found an alternative network to evade Samaritan's inquiries,

MarkO

Does anyone have something nice to say about Roberts, CJ., today?

jimmyk on iPhone

"My initial read of SCotus blog made it sound like it was not going well."

My sense is it's very hard to forecast the outcome from the justices' comments and questions.

rich@gmu

lol ...

hummm, but thinking how Petraeus got caught I wonder if the FBI or NSA would have a cache of her email.

a not so clever scheme for a not so clever politician.

rich@gmu

>>>My sense is it's very hard to forecast the outcome from the justices' comments and questions.

Posted by: jimmyk on iPhone | March 04, 2015 at 12:29 PM<<<

a bit like tea leaves or astrology.

lyle

IANAL, but I think SCOTUS will find for the plaintiffs but allow two years or so for the congressional remedy. Thus allowing sufficient time for JamesD's all-too-likely scenario.

Does that count as saying something nice about Roberts, CJ., today?

BeenThereDoneThat

The Clinton's are pro's at soliciting and extorting filthy lucre. I am very curious to learn of Hillary Diane Rodham's Muslim Brotherhood financial connections through Huma. It seems the MB have been more successful running the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy 'transformations' than even I suspected.

lyle

NK to the white courtesy phone:

http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/centrist-new-democrats-want-bigger-role-in-partys-message/?dcz=

NKvirusedandback

>>>My sense is it's very hard to forecast the outcome from the justices' comments and questions.
Posted by: jimmyk on iPhone | March 04, 2015 at 12:29 PM<<<

It depends. Sometimes the appellate panel makes it painfully clear how they are going. One time, the NYS Chief of Civil appeals said to me after we walked out of an argument regarding a high profile and very political case, 'congrats you just won' and he was right. More times though, the questions are ambiguous, and you don't know until you see the decision. Then you realize in hindsight where the questions were going.

CJ Roberts? I have almost nothing but good things to say about him.

NKvirusedandback

Lyle@12:56, ....and Obummer and Axelrod laugh at them.

Old Lurker

Shameless Dad Brag Alert.

Young Lurker's paper was published today in the Journal of Neuroscience. "Beta 1 -Integrin Alters Ependymal Stem Cell BMP Receptor Localization and Attenuates Astrogliosis after Spinal Cord Injury".

I offered to check it for typos but she did not think that would be useful.

jimmyk on iPhone

"It's not gmail or Hotmail or any of those. She owns it and nothing backs it up."

But what about the senders and recipients? Like Sid Vicious?

narciso

congrats young lurker,

narciso

just try again:

http://twitchy.com/2015/03/04/dont-look-now-donna-brazile-your-pitiful-desperate-hillary-spin-really-look-is-busted-with-one-point/

Danube on iPad

We're going to lose. DOOM.

narciso

well it figures:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/3/frank-gaffney-jr-us-backed-rebel-reportedly-leads-/

Threadkiller

Obama does not need a plan B when plan A is "Chicago thuggery."

The Russian payoff for supreme flexibility from our resident in chief is Hillary emails alone?

Brennan was hacking passports in '08.

I wonder what John Roberts has in his emails.

Beester

Is O'Malley prog enough to replace Hillary?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/DC-Decoder/2015/0303/Martin-O-Malley-sticks-with-Plan-A-try-to-upend-Hillary-Clinton

Per Wiki, worked with Mikulski.

jimmyk on iPhone

Think of the precedent: Not only does the plain language of the Constitution not matter, the plain language of the bill doesn't either. Look forward to more 2000-page messes.

narciso

I think he confused him with Hasadi,

NKvirusedandback

Congrats to young and Old Lurker!

narciso

but that's really tomato, tomatoe, when it's something they care about like SSM, it's katey bar the door,

lyle

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/awash-in-cash-bush-asks-donors-to-limit-gifts-to-1-million--for-now/2015/03/04/0b8d3fc6-c1c8-11e4-9271-610273846239_story.html

Just great.

narciso

Shirley, they can't be serious:


The most interesting “anomaly” raised, and the one that received the most attention, refers to “qualified individuals” under the statute. The statute provides that insurance shall be made available on exchanges to “qualified individuals,” and further defines a “qualified individual” to mean, “with respect to an Exchange, an individual who” both wants to enroll in a qualified plan, and also “resides in the State that established the Exchange.” The government, as well as Justices Breyer and Kagan, argue that if the only way for a state to “establish” an exchange is to create it on its own, then there would be no “qualified individuals” in states that failed to do so, and therefore there would be nobody on the exchanges (and, as Justice Kagan surmised, no product to sell on the exchanges).

NKvirusedandback

There is such a stunningly obvious response to the Gov't/Breyer/Kagan straw grasping, even Dame Justice Kennedy should figure that out.

Stephanie

Hillary has her emails and several of her top aide's emails on a server sitting in her home. Great. Any willing country could have done a smash and grab at any point and what would the national security risks have been then? How cavalier she was with national security.

Jail her.

narciso

if one Romanian with a snooper could get at them, who's to say they haven't sneaked a peak,

Ben

There they go again; seeking OPM to cover basic needs.

"It was exactly the sort of accident that workers’ compensation was designed for. Until recently, America’s workers could rely on a compact struck at the dawn of the Industrial Age: They would give up their right to sue. In exchange, if they were injured on the job, their employers would pay their medical bills and enough of their wages to help them get by while they recovered.

No longer.

Over the past decade, state after state has been dismantling America’s workers’ comp system with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer serious injuries at work each year, a ProPublica and NPR investigation has found.

The cutbacks have been so drastic in some places that they virtually guarantee injured workers will plummet into poverty. Workers often battle insurance companies for years to get the surgeries, prescriptions and basic help their doctors recommend.
Two-and-a-half years after he lost his arm, Whedbee is still fighting with North Dakota’s insurance agency for the prosthesis that his doctor says would give him a semblance of his former life.
The changes, often passed under the banner of “reform,” have been pushed by big businesses and insurance companies on the false premise that costs are out of control.

In fact, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s. And in 2013, insurers had their most profitable year in over a decade, bringing in a hefty 18 percent return."

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

Jack is Back!

I have always suspected SCOTUS would roll over on the Obamacare subsidy kerfuffle simply because they would rather be in contempt of the majority of Americans than the poor, widdle, moochers who bought into the charade. Plus it turns it all pear shaped and that indicts their initial credibility gap of "its a tax" and let it stand.

DOOM🔜

Some Guy

"A tutorial for those too ignorant to understand the difference between Judaism and Zionism."


The above was posted on the prior thread. Does anyone notice how when someone's put on their 'jewhate'n' hat, they will always retreat to the Zionism thing?

It's typical bumbersticker theology of progressives, imagining themselves being all nuanced and incisive (while ignoring that nothing nuanced or incisive would ever fit on a bumbersticker or be in the statement 'I hate Zionism, not jews').

Ironically, they also state it oblivious to the fact that their hatred of Zionism is actually much worse than a simple prejudice against jews. They'll tolerant compliant, liberal, democratic voting, etc. jews, but self-reliant, 'I'm not going to take it anymore' ones cannot be abided.

In their bumbersticker little brains, it's goes back to a reflexive anti-colonialism, which might be the greater irony. They don't see how one people taking back their homeland, and defending themselves after thousands of years of bigotry and depredations is actually a triumph of anti-colonialism.

I guess to them, the downtrodden can never emerge or overcome, and if they do, they deserve a special kind of scorn and loathing. Which exposes the true ignorance on display.

NKvirusedandback

OPM -- USA Top 1% earn 13% of income... pay 49% of all income taxes. Bastards.

Jack is Back!

OL, @12:41

Is their an english translation?:)

NKvirusedandback

No one here actually saw argument, are the audio tapes posted online yet?

Ben

Yet, few reports have highlighted the role of the Federalist Society, the conservative law group whose ideas are at the intellectual heart of the King v. Burwell challenge. That’s not surprising, given that the group’s members have played a mostly behind-the-scenes part in King — and in many of the most significant conservative legal victories of the last 30 years.

In a new book, “Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution,” Pomona College political scientist Amanda Hollis-Brusky channels her inner investigative journalist to trace the group’s influence on the courts, and especially, the Supreme Court.

Note: This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Q. What is the Federalist Society? What did it grow out of?

A. The Federalist Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of conservative and libertarian law students at Yale and the University of Chicago. Many of the founders had worked on the Reagan presidential campaign, and when they arrived in their elite law schools, they noticed a profound mismatch between the ideas that were achieving political ascendancy — about limited government and free markets and states’ rights — and a liberal orthodoxy that was embedded in almost all major legal institutions of the time.

Flash forward 30 years: The Federalist Society has matured into a self-professed “society of ideas” that claims 40,000 to 60,000 members. These include every Republican-appointed attorney general and solicitor general since the 1980s, dozens of federal judges, and four sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices: Antonin Scalia, who was one of the organization’s original mentors at the University of Chicago; Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and John Roberts.

Q. How does it operate?

A. The Federalist Society doesn’t exhibit its power in a way that is easily recognizable. It doesn’t bring court cases, or lobby, or publish position papers, or officially endorse political or judicial candidates. Instead, it trains and socializes its members through thousands of events every year. It promotes collaboration. Members are encouraged to draw on their training and networks as they go about their work as judges, policy makers, litigators and academics. In this way, the Federalist Society’s influence is one step removed from the policy process. Yet that influence is profound.

Q. The Federalist Society doesn’t even make public its membership rosters. How did you trace its impact on policy and the courts?

A. I used speaker agendas from Federalist Society national student conferences and lawyer conferences from 1982 to 2012 to construct a database of everyone who’s ever participated in one of these meetings: 1,190 individuals in all. These are the thought leaders — the Mick Jaggers of the movement. If you are invited to speak at a national conference, it signals true believership.

Then I tracked their movements: What Supreme Court cases were they participating in? Were they consistently promoting a certain kind of scholarship or set of beliefs?

I identified the key areas of law that have taken a significant conservative turn over the past 30 years. And by reviewing transcripts from meetings and conferences, I was able to show how those ideas were gestated within the Federalist Society network for decades before being accepted by the Supreme Court.

Q. What kind of ideas?

A. The organization’s statement of principles provides a useful frame. The first part says: We believe the state exists to preserve freedom. Two key areas where this principle has played out are the Second Amendment — there has been a radical reframing of the right to bear arms as a right on par with speech and religious freedom — and campaign finance, culminating in Citizens United and the idea that corporations and individuals both have free speech rights.

A second Federalist principle holds that the separation of governmental powers is central to the Constitution. There’s been a very, very concerted effort to narrow the federal power over interstate commerce, to restrict the ability of Congress to regulate, and to dramatically expand states’ rights.

The third principle is the idea that it is the role of the judicial branch to say what the law is and not what it ought to be. That is the key issue in King v. Burwell.

http://www.propublica.org/article/behind-supreme-courts-obamacare-case-a-secretive-societys-hidden-hand

Hidden hands are often on the dark side.

Jane

"Beta 1 -Integrin Alters Ependymal Stem Cell BMP Receptor Localization and Attenuates Astrogliosis after Spinal Cord Injury".

Why didn't I think of that?

Old Lurker

Got me, JiB. I scanned the first page and saw no words longer than four letters which I recognized.

Jack is Back!

...there...

lyle

Bandwidth whore.

Ben

Responding indirectly is still a response, even for anti-semites like yourself.

Ben

"Bandwidth whore"

I assume you are referring to Clarice's marathon c/p enlightening us on the full text of Netanyahoo's speech.

Ben

Your influence is not as pervasive as the Federalist Society, but it gives you an idea why I persist commenting here. It's a two-fer for me. :)

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