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March 29, 2015


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--None of these religions can withstand moderate logical scrutiny.--

Regretfully there doesn't exist a time machine that you might give Aquinas, Chesterton, Arminius, Barth, Luther, Origen, Augustine and the rest a little help.


I know you're shocked:


Frau Kuck-Äuglein

Going in for cataract surgery tomorrow. I leave you with this map from the Volokh Conspiracy.

See you later.


how does one say axelturf in Hausa?



I think no deal with Iran


Mm - a very good friend and neighbor just came by to say "what's all this nonsense about Indiana? They should have a law in Indiana - and here - saying companies can do business with whoever they want??"

He's gay, by the way.


My suggestion is that its time to stop running scared.


I realized this evening I am in a mixed marriage. MrsJ prefers Stouts. I prefer IPAs (preferably double or triple).

The sorrow. The sorrow.


Georgia has the law currently winding its way through the legislature now. Passage is not certain thanks to the current brou haha.


Besides, the Ohio Indian tribes are noted for being extremely tough warriors. The remaining Indian descendants wear that as a badge of honor. Why not promote it?

My History Prof Bro-in-Law wrote a book years ago called The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 (A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier)

Didn't get the best ratings, but I enjoyed the heck out of it. He went into plenty of detail on the warrior prowess of the Indians, but what stuck with me was that he said the Indians were fabulous cussers---they would absorb the filthy language from the early fur trappers in the region, and from his research he wrote about how the as missionaries and early settlers showed up, they wrote constantly at how appallingly vulgar was the swearing in English of the Natives.

That tickled me. It reminded me of Ichirio's famous line to Costas in that video'd interview which I can't link, where Costas asks him something like what's his favorite American expression and he replies "August, in Kansas City, is hotter than 2 rats f##king in a wool sock," at which point everybody breaks down in tears of laughter. Human nature:)


I'll be thinking about you tomorrow, Frau.



That Dr K comment that narc linked at 10:47 is a bit strange: He said that Israelis have made very unfavorable swaps for prisoners. But have they done it for a deserter? Or, to put it more accurately, has anyone they've ever swapped for been subsequently charged with desertion?


I thought we were supposed to hate Arizona.
Is that "call for hatred" over?

Now the MFM want us all to hate Indiana?

Love to you, Frau with the surgery!
Thanks for the map...I put it on FB.


prayers for you, frau,

yes, these exchanges have not gone well, the first big one in 1983, the Jibreel, freed most of the leaders of what would become thee intifada, it has gone down hill from there,



Best wishes for a good surgery! Mine went pretty smoothly, though the first fellow I hired had older technique (which took longer to heal) and was an absolute a**hole. The second one, the department chair at UC Davis, was a lot better, and so were the results.

FWIW, functionally I was blind for about a year before I had both eyes bobbed. The surgery corrected all of that. And that was over a decade ago.


no I don't think it's ever been that bad, a subsequent result,

I recall the first bout of Arizonaphobia, in 1990, and Public Enemy, Farrakhan's troubadours, this was before gangster rap, rather spirited suggestion to resolve the dialogue, it's not unlike the message directed at Cruz in the LUN.


All the best, frau.


I predict no Iran deal


Indiana will clarify the law
Now Hil has to hand over her servet


therein the larger problem with the imbroglio to the south:



I saw a really good cancer show on PBS its on Tues and Weds also


Frau Good luck tomorrow It is really an easy painless event now and you will love how your sight becomes so much better


"Mm - a very good friend and neighbor just came by to say "what's all this nonsense about Indiana? They should have a law in Indiana - and here - saying companies can do business with whoever they want??"

He's gay, by the way"

ROFLMAO...he's gay,by the way. By the way.....he's gay!!!!!

Exdemocrat appeals to authority by saying that his friend is gay and he doesn't mind being discriminated against, therefore it's o.k to discriminate against gay people.

His Gay friend says so.

God forbid you've got black, Jewish friends.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Now the MFM want us all to hate Indiana?--

Only for five minutes.


maryrose, was that Ken Burns? I'm not a big fan of his style, but maybe it works better on this topic.


so Stewart's replacement is appreciably worse than him, surprise,


down in the wayback machine:


was this the beginning of the Islamic state


@iowahawk has been snarking all over him today, brutally.


it's like the python sketch, about the funniest joke, except not,


God can the WSJ be dumb:

As China Expands Its Navy, U.S. Grows Wary

Washington is divided over whether Beijing should be viewed as naval partner or potential adversary.

Partner? The Chinese understand their national interests. The U.S.? Not so much.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hmmm, the unrepentant Chinese communists are building scads of carrier sinking missiles. Friend or foe?
Quite the quandary.

Danube on iPad

Lost WiFi for twelve hours.

Sorry I let it get out of hand,mCH. I brought up Wooden only pull the chain of my good friend the admitted Duke lacrosse rapist MarkO. I humbly withdraw the snark.

Danube on iPad


"The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and 'another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.'"

Blumenthal...Blumenthal...say, wasn't he the fellow who had that wife-beating thingy in there? And didn't he get a DUI?

Danube on iPad

It's Indonesian. And it lists his birthplace as Nairobi.


This should set the loons' feathers ablaze.

Captain Hate on the iPad

No problem DoT; it *is* possible for me not to rise to the bait intended for others. Enjoy what is surely a wonderful trip.

Jane on Ipad


Hope everything goes perfectly!


Statement today on Iran talks extension until June

Jack is Back!

Good luck Frau.

Up early. Mrs. JiB in the air Munich to Miami. Frederick and I leave in a couple of hours to drive down and get her. Spending 5 in Key Biscayne. Taking in the Miami Open then down to Hawk's Key for 3.

My favorite outcome is a deal so bad we accept and France vetoes it at Security Council.


JiB- French veto at UNSC. I had that exact thought last week. Then I woke up.

The present, blatantly discriminatory eligibility clause is a blot on the national escutcheon and an anachronistic offense to conscience. ''No Person except a natural born Citizen,'' reads Article II, Sec. 2, ''or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.''

Who slipped in that nativist bigotry at the convention whose 200th anniversary we mark this month? The original intent of the Framers is, as usual, hard to pinpoint, but a letter from John Jay to George Washington shows a genesis in an obsessive concern for national security:

''Permit me to hint,'' wrote Jay, an aristocrat who later served as the first Chief Justice, ''whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government and to declare expressly that the commander in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born citizen.''

In other words, don't trust any of them sneaky furriners to command our army. Of course, when Jay's idea was written into the Constitution, the Framers took care to exempt themselves: whether born in America or elsewhere, all were born subjects of what became ''foreign'' governments, and not until Martin Van Buren in 1836 did we have a ''natural born'' President.

The ''natural born'' phrase unfairly burdens children of Americans born abroad (as it did Gov. George Rom-ney in 1968) because it casts a shadow across any candidacy: if elected, the President-elect would surely face a challenge on the born-abroad impediment in the Supreme Court.

That means Minnesota Senator Rudy Boschwitz is blocked from advancement because he was born in Berlin, and Connecticut's Senator Lowell Weicker because he was born (of American parents) in Paris. New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, whose U.S. parents were in Havana when he was born, and Vermont's Governor Madeleine Kunin, born in Zurich and naturalized 40 years ago, can forget about higher office.


Raging leftists have always known. Their goal to topple The Constitution makes it necessary for them to thoroughly understand The Constitution.

Cruz, being the great defender of The Constitution, likely knows as much sadly he is an opportunist first.


...much. Sadly...

Miss Marple

Good morning!


It's also important to use a brass vessel.


If the talks are going to continue until June, the Iranians must know they can get a hell of a lot more from Kerry.

Next he will deed them Texas.

Miss Marple


I am convinced they know how to play him.

"By Allah, I do not understand why you were not elected instead of that moron Bush! The people of the US do not appreciate your intellect and sophistication!

Here is our latest proposal. I am sure you see the wisdom in it. Sign here."


10 years ago today.


Criminals have a lot more going for them.

" So, unlike Death Row, there's no call from the governor, and no quick painless lethal injection or electrocution or swift clean broken neck from the hangman's noose, and certainly no last meal."

Just Die!

James D.

Frau, good luck with the cataract surgery.

My Mom had it a couple of years ago, and it was life-changing for her. It made SUCH a huge difference.

One thing she found, until they did the other eye, was that it was a big adjustment because her brain had to get used to her right eye being the far better one (since that was the worse one, that's the one they did first). She felt weird for a few days until her brain rewired itself accordingly.


Your daily Wretchard:


He compares Obama and the Iran negotiations to one who needs a payday loan -- hock anything or accept a high interest rate simply to get by.

James D.

Re: the poll showing approval for a deal with Iran. The part that truly depresses me (aside from dishonest questions portraying a deal nothing like the one that's actually being negotiated) is that a majority both approves of a deal; and also believes that a deal will not be effective.

How the hell do you reason with people who think that way? (I suppose I ought to insert something about "peck and droolers" here)


Going back aways.

"not seen aTrek episode"

Don't know what it is but I'm sure I have never seen one.

Miss Marple

Douhat has an interesting column about further consequences in gay rights laws:


Even more interesting is this final paragraph in one of the comments:

"The answer to every question that Mr. Douthat asks is the same. No person, no gay person, no black person, no female person should be treated with disdain because of their biology. Those who might do so are acting out of ignorance. They will now have to experience the social pain and rejection they they've inflicted with impunity on others. They will lose their relevance, their dignity and their tax exemptions. They will become what they have abused and hated. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I will enjoy their pain. But I'll get over it."

So, the motive is apparently revenge. Nice.


At Drudge: "New 'DAILY SHOW' Host Joked USA Worse Than Apartheid South Africa..."

He's right in a way; they had no TV at all.


They're wannabe thugs, too?

I thought they were just opposed to religious freedom.


JamesD-- Cmon be realistic. Even a physically and morally courageous Edwardian raised Winston Churchill said that it is the statesman's job to first make jaw-jaw, rather than war-war. The basic instinct of the LI Citizen is to use military force as a last resort, and so it should be. More importantly, the poll result is completely meaningless because of the farcical question. This is ABC trying to salvage something for their Obamaniac teammates, nothing more.


Pences mean culpa continues


MissM--- NYT commenter? Remember the nice young man on the Iran bus tour with the NYT staff and readers? The NYT types are literaly not worth my spit. Revenge? That's all they have about left.

Jeff Dobbs

Thanks Ext and Porch for the advice of putting up a notice on threads that I put up that it is me putting them up. I've now done so.

Oh, and new thread.


daddy @ 11:47

Just checked and library has your BIL's book. Mrs. Buckeye wants to read it as she is descendant of some notable early settlers in the area.

Most interesting character was a guy named Richard Henderson. A Jamestown lawyer who ended up coming this way to make his fortune bigger. He was the guy who hired Daniel Boone to do the exploring.

Family folklore is that he was mentally imbalanced. Got pissed off when George Washington wouldn't give him enough territory to create a state he wanted to call Transylvania. Think he died broke.

Hendersonville, KY is named after him.

Miss Marple

NK, I think it helpful to understand that a large segment of the left wants revenge. Many blacks feel this way, as can be seen in the actions and posters during their demonstrations. A great many student leftists feel like the US should "make up" for having the most wealth by giving it away. Much of the tax policies pushed by the democrats play on this revenge angle. demonizing people who earn money as if it was simply luck that got them success.

And so it is with a segment of the gay community, as is seen in that comment. This isn't about anything but getting revenge for past wrongs which the current group of Christians didn't even perpetrate.

And when they have destroyed the Church (which a large number want to do) they will turn on someone else.

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