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March 23, 2015

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Thomas Collins

Yes, Jane, the Moakley Federal Courthouse is about 1/2 mile from where I live and about 1/2 mile from where I work. But alas, just as was the case with the Whitey Bulger trial, I probably won't have time to make it over there.

maryrose

HeySoylent. Good to see you too

Porchlight

Hi Caro! I am an off and on subscriber to the New Criterion and love Jay's music column. I miss Steyn's theatre column. He is the guy I second most want to meet. VDH is third.

Janet, I hear you. But Obama only gets things done because he has the media blocking for him. We will have them blocking against us. Therefore, our guys need to be 5x as talented/experienced.

Frau Steuer

Ann, this is for you. Headline sez: "Michelle Obama stuns in geometric prints on her tour of Cambodia"

Other JOMers - Since this is a family blog, please refrain from making "package" comments. You know who you are.

Rick Ballard

SBW,

I'll second boatbuilder. I'd suggest a second bid as well. The adjustor will move much more quickly if he has two bids to compare with the back of his envelope.

Jim Miller

Small update: The Hill now says that 367 (not 360) members signed that letter to Obama on Iran.

They have the letter and the signatures, here, so you can check to see if your member signed. (Which I am about to do for DelBene.)

BTW, the letter is quite short and definitely worth reading.

lyle

Am I one of them, Frau? I sure hope I am.

boatbuilder

sbw--I just reread your original comment where it says that your son already has a builder--never mind!!

I do think that reusing screen windows sounds contrary to what is considered good insurance or building practice. Maybe mentioning a lawyer (or a public adjuster) to them will bring them around. If the carrier is being that tight he may have to go that route.

Frau Steuer

Hi, caro. xxxoooxxx

Porch @ 10:15, I'm with you on favorites.

GUS

Michelle Obama looks like the fucking bus from the Patridge Family. And her EXHAUST is worse.

Cruz, is getting PALINIZED.
Someone explain to me what they don't like about Cruz. The MFM hates him and is sliming him, the MARXISTS are scared shyteless, and the RINO/Establishment are always afraid of anyone with balls.

Cruz is a very very good man.

Eric in Boise

Lord love a duck, Frau.

All I want to say is the white fabric below her belt in the second photo looks like it contains the image of some Tiki Cambodian death mask.

You're welcome.

Frau Steuer

lyle - natürlich!

Rick Ballard

Frau,

Maybe Hit will do a bubble over the emperor's head with "My God, how did Godzilla breach the palace walls" for Mooch's demonstration of giraffe like grace in her lunge curtsy.

C'mon, Hit, show off the skilz.

jimmyk

With all these raves about Nordlinger I will give him another look-see. I confess he didn't grab me the first time, but that's based on a very small sample. I did get this from him (quoting the AP report):

. . . rage rippled through liberal Israel this week. Social media was full of embittered Israelis accusing Netanyahu’s supporters of racism, and some vowed to stop donating charity to the underprivileged whom they perceived as being automatic supporters of the right.

The prime minister’s main rival denounced such attacks. “Attempts to divide, vilify and spread hate in Israeli society disgust me, and it doesn’t matter whether it comes from the right or the left,” wrote [Herzog].

As Nordlinger, said, "Marvelous. All honor to him." It's good to see class, whether on the right or the left.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415794/political-knowledge-c-jay-nordlinger

Porchlight

WTF is Michelle doing in Cambodia? Celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the beginning of the Khmer Rouge genocide? That black and white number looks appropriately militaristic/fetishistic.

I can't say what I really think about these people.

(A)Nuther Bub

Yesteryear’s giants in the Senate on both sides of the aisle—Robert Byrd,Daniel Inouye, Scoop Jackson, Ted Stevens—would not have stood for it. They’d be raising the roof over the usurpation of the Senate’s power by any president, regardless of political party.

Nonsense. At least as regards Dan Inouye. It's popular to revere him because he was a brave warrior who lost his arm fighting gallantly. True and admirable. Politically he ruled Hawaiii from D.C. as a potentate, pulling the strings from afar, and you lived or died as a politician (or businessman/woman) here, based on your subservience to the master. No one understood power and cronyism better than he. Nor practiced it more relentlessly.

jimmyk

Cruz, is getting PALINIZED.

That's a losing strategy. The MSM managed to falsely depict Palin as a lightweight, which they can't possibly pull off with Cruz. Whatever his weaknesses, he's obviously extremely smart, and will make mincemeat of opponents in a debate.

DrJ

A(B),

No one understood power and cronyism better than he.

My impression of Honolulu, which essentially is the state, is the largest small town in the country.

clarice

Caro!!! Glad to have you back where you belong..

Cambodia's still so poor--you could feed a whole village on what those atrocious outfits cost. Looks like the girls refused to go along with her, after all.

Danube on iPad

If the CA Republican primary were held tomorrow, from among the putative candidates I would vote for Scott Walker for president. I would do so because I think he is the most conservative candidate who can win the general election.

How about you folks? Whom, and why?

Frau Steuer

Right you are, GUS. He gives one speech and the dems spoil their undies. I expect it of them, but our side should applaud him and all others who step forward. Our side should *love* each and every candidate who volunteers for the painful duty. Compare and contrast Cruz and Biden who didn't even know the duties of a VP.

Even though Dershowitz called Cruz brilliant, it doesn't count as long as he sounds "funny." Dems from TX are excused because they sing the socialist sirens' songs. CA Gov. Moonbeam, aka Gov. Choo-Choo, called him an ignorant climate denier.

Shouldn't we champion each of our candidates instead of biting off bits of them ourselves? I believe Miss Marple was saying that very thing yesterday. I know I hear Rush saying it today. He, too, said there is no perfect conservative candidate. A(bub) said it here, too, often enough.

Points for your tact, Eric(in Boise).

(A)Nuther Bub

Porch: It was Kevin Williamson's column on the theater that I believe you meant, not Mark Steyn's. I'm a long-term New Criterion subscriber and always turned to KW first, in case I died before I could get through the issue. Wanted to know I had at least that final pleasure. But now Kevin has moved to CA, alas, and his absence from the NYC theater and New Criterion is an enduring pain in my heart. I'm nuts about him (his writing, of course).

Jim Miller

On choosing a Republican presidential candidate: For me, the main criterion will be the candidate's ability to reduce the chances of nuclear war.

I really do think it has become more likely in recent years, and that it is nearly certain that Iran will have nuclear weapons within five years -- and that their neighbors will respond by acquiring them too.

With the possible exception of Rand Paul, every likely Republican candidate would be better on that criterion than any likely Democratic nominee, so I will also be looking at their chances at winning a general election.

To reduce the chances of nuclear war (and to be an effective leader, generally), a president must be a fox as well as a lion, just as old Nick said, so I will be looking hard for brains, as well as the physical attribute that obsesses so many.

narciso

The pipeline was the Canadian menace. What is the proper tone to take with someone trying a panic to deprive liberties, ala poet Arthur and dunblane, we know from those examples won't stand by you.

Threadkiller

I would vote for Rand Paul to force the quisling other candidates to pretend they are conservative for a day.

Since California always goes to the commie liberal I may as well dick up the GOPe.

Thank you open primary.

GUS

Frau, I used to be the Director of a very large parade. I never debated the clowns.
Once a bodyguard cop told me that our Mayor would NOT BE ESCORTED by a Mercedes Benz.
I got him a Ford Convertible. When the Mayor came up and said..."Hello Gus!!!", I complimented him on his attractive shirt, and I asked him what country it was made in.
True story.
Cruz isn't going to play nice with the CLOWNS.

narciso

Rupert won't stand by you. We know the rabble rouser at that event was hezbollah man in nigeria, chagoury. Douthat hasn't gotten the memo. The next administration will have a task that Hercules would cringe from.

Threadkiller

Cruz just gave the worst Reagan impersonation I have ever heard. Hannity just about tweeted a pecker-gram to his fan base.

I missed the humor.

clarice

Retweeted Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro):
I find the sudden Democratic outpouring of honest advice on why Republicans should never nominate Ted Cruz absolutely touching.


Nytol

Frau Steuer

A Bub - Wishes come true at JOM. I almost asked if anyone had heard from you and here you are! You and I did not get a Coolidge last time. I wonder what awaits us this cycle?

Porch, the black ninja number was first part of FLOTUS's Japan wardrobe. I doubt she would even wear it a second time on the trip. She usually does a better straight sporty look.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"Michelle Obama stuns in geometric prints on her tour of Cambodia"--

Thank God she didn't have those prints set on "kill".

lyle

You know you've always been my favorite, Frau!

I met Nordlinger at Kate O'Beirne's house in VA in '04. It was an NR fundraiser and Ms lyle and I ponied up $1500 plus airfare and hotel to meet the NR crew at her home. I've always loved Jay's writing but when we met him he was like, "don't you know who I am?" I still like his writing because I'm a classical music buff.

DrJ

Thank God she didn't have those prints set on "kill".

The Horta was injured the last time, after all.

DrJ

lyle,

I'm a classical music buff.

Which era? Which composers? Just curious.

rich@gmu

>>>I can't say what I really think about these people.

Posted by: Porchlight | March 23, 2015 at 10:33 PM<<<

could only imagine ...

she could at least get her junked taped up or get some better fitting boxers. answers the question where does zero keep his ... the Klingon warrior princess took for a road test.

GUS

Tk. Rand Paul does an even worse impersonation of a conservative.

(A)Nuther Bub

My impression of Honolulu, which essentially is the state, is the largest small town in the country.

True dat, DrJ. For long termers it's a village and we get to know the big players pretty personally. We spoke of things only in whispers, even before there was NSA/CIA listening. It's how you survive here.

narciso

He has some good points on economics but he otherwise panders too much to left libertarians.

Danube on iPad

This has been a good day, one that has given me much to cackle about. Who could axe for more?

Nytol.

narciso

It was through the new criterion that I first learned of Stanley fish, skip gates and the left grams can jambouree.

narciso

With volodya flexible to target denmark. Well let's say Barry Mcguire comes to mind.

Ann on iPad

Hi, Frau

narciso

It's a jedi or scarlet witch mind trick on their part. Which constitutes enemy action.

DrJ

A(B),

It's how you survive here.

I'm sure it is. One of these days I'll make the trip back. I'd love to met you.

rich@gmu


Posted by: Jim Miller | March 23, 2015 at 10:43 PM-

we are rapidly running out of space for that possible outcome, and not to be fatalist about it, but I think an Obama regime lasting until Jan 2017 about guarantees it ... probably intra Islamic but i wouldn't rule much out.

rich@gmu

Rand Paul makes my skin crawl.

narciso

Althouse liked cruz's speech. Take that how you wish.

It was a j venters Islamic bomb that showed the big picture

Frau Gute Nacht

I, too, am saying g'nyt with a cackle:

Moments after the White House confirmed the meeting, Clinton posted a message on Twitter praising Obama's health care law and its provisions aimed at covering young people and those with preexisting conditions. In a jab at Republicans who want to get rid of the law, she wrote: "Repeal those things? Embrace them!"

To emphasize her point, Clinton shared an old photo of her and Obama hugging.

That's the photo she uses for a dart board.

GUS

Rich, I've never seen the guy smile.

Stephanie

I want to work for a campaigns this time around but the question is - which one? Walker or Cruz? They are both starting to open offices in Georgia and I think this campaign season is crucial. Would like to get in early and maybe earn a paid gig later on.

Eenie meenie minie mo?

How to decide?

GUS

Frau!! I bet Hillary has had "sex" with Bill, one more time than she has with Obama!!
The fraud is so obvious.

narciso

Red queen has a strong tolerance for asp venom. Her learning curve is inverted.

(A)Nuther Bub

lyle: You know you've always been my favorite, Frau!

Mine too! What a coincidence.

Hi, Frau. I've been sulking. But when no one notices it does seem rather futile.

narciso

I think I saw that outfit on truskeluon.

Threadkiller

http://rare.us/story/rand-paul-ranks-as-most-conservative-2016-candidate-and-the-most-liberal/

GUS

Stephanie, I know Walker, and I'm going to vote for him given the chance. But I'd vote for Cruz without hesitation.

rich@gmu

I for one welcome our new silicone overloads ...


http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/23/394827451/now-algorithms-are-deciding-whom-to-hire-based-on-voice


>>>But algorithms have stamina, and they do not factor in things like age, race, gender or sexual orientation. "That's the beauty of math," Salazar says. "It's blind."<<<

sure it is, sure it is ...

GUS

Larry Sabato is a clown.

GUS

Rich, garbage in garbage out. And that AL GORE thing??

lyle

DrJ:

Both the wife and I have music degrees: mine, guitar performance and her's, music ed and a masters in piano performance. Neither of us play much at all anymore but we listen to classical music daily.

Speaking for myself, I LOVE Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Bruck, St. Saens, but mostly... Chopin. Too many others to count. Gershwin is a long time sentimental fave. Ravel, Debussey, Granados...whew!

(A)Nuther Bub

I'm sure it is. One of these days I'll make the trip back. I'd love to met you.

Thank you, DrJ. Come soon. I have some good wines cached, and when we finish those we'll open the mediocre ones. Mister was a 'Public Servant' (how I like to refer to him) here for almost a half century so he knows where the bodies are buried. Does that sound like fun? If not, we'll sing and dance native songs! Anyway, the view's good from our lanai.

GUS

Lyle as you may know, I'm a guitarist and my lovely is a Music Ed grad and teaches various forms of music, voice, choral, choir, and piano. Within my walls, I currently (today that is) count 34 guitars, an electric bass an acoustic bass, 2 electric pianos, a grand piano, a trumpet, a violin, a mandolin and a few others trinkets! We have amps and mics and speakers and such.

rich@gmu

indeed gus. unsurprising that companies are going that route. would think that astrology and graphology would be just as useful screening tools for employers.

caro

Thanks, Frau, Maryrose and Clarice. And (A)B! The girl gang together.

Maryrose, you should come to visit the mountains. I just heard that Wyoming, Colorade, Utah and Idaho are rated the best states for retirement.

In November I think Walker was the favorite among NR cruisers. Among the editors and writers, I am not so sure.

rich@gmu

good to see you back here (A)Nuther Bub ... sulking?

rich@gmu

and caro. glad to see you too.

Stephanie

Let's help him pick his choice (just to be sure)

http://twitchy.com/2015/03/23/im-sold-cruz-2016-rep-king-to-jump-off-bridge-if-cruz-nominated/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

GUS

Caro, TRUST GUS. Scott Walker is a very very very good dude. I told him once upon a time, that he would be Gov of Wisconsin, by his 50th b-day. He was ELECTED on his 43rd B-day. I reminded him of that and he laughed.

GUS

Rich the OUIJA board would be as useful.

GUS

Peter King. Pfffffffffffffffft. Parade clown. HONK HONK.

lyle

I know of your guitar prowess, Gus. Did not know about your wife until tonight. Would love to have dinner with you and her and so many JOMers.

A(B), I thought your phone autocorrected "lurking" to "sulking."

GUS

Lyle, there is talk of a Wisconsin JOM meet-up or MEAT-up. I have offered Henry's palatial estate and RANCH in Western Racine County as the site! I hear that AL CAPONE once used Henry's place!!!!
Lyle, Henry is a musician too, and in fact henry has witnessed me in "action" vis a vis guitar. He's DEAF now. 1994 Strat 100 watt Marshall.

DrJ

lyle,

but mostly... Chopin.

Indeed. I love the Scherzos and Ballades. I also enjoy Wagner and Liszt (a lovely trifle).

But Buckner/Mahler don't touch anything for me.

A(B),

he knows where the bodies are buried. Does that sound like fun?

Absolutely! How can one have a better time? I'll see what I can do.

Man Tran

Just a ping to the girl gang that showed up tonight. How bout that AK cruise??

DrJ

lyle,

I should also mention Sibelius. Symphony 2 is wonderful, particularly the 4th movement. In fact, I heard the LSO play it on Saturday. Good, but not great.

DrJ

doodlemum of a couple of days ago:

http://doodlemum.com/2015/03/19/eclipsed/

Ah, the joy of kids.

GUS

One last comment.

FOX, Howard Kurtz, is useless as a ham sandwich at a bar mitzvah.

FUKTARD CLOWN.

I'm so fuxing sick of FOX NEWS being so willing to PROFIT off of US, yet not truly sharing OUR values. Roger Ailes is a mercenary. A very rich one.

GUS

DrJ. Kids/Children, are the absolute proof of GOD.

exdemocrat

Gus - love the fact that despite your understandable preference for Walker you also manage to express positive things about Cruz.
Classy.

GUS

Exdem. I love you. I'm a big fan. I think it was FRAU who pointed out, that I TOO am EX-DEM. Ex. I am honest and I want what is best for America. I LOVE Scott Walker, and I have many ties and relationships to him. Ex. Mr Walker and I are friends, but, I'm not close nor in his inner circle. Ex, I'm so pleased at your post to me!!! I WANT....I WANT... my friend Scott Walker to be SUCCESSFUL or THE WINNER, but I recognize my personal bias'. Ted Cruz has my respect. I do not suffer fools gladly, and I believe I have fairly good OR BETTER judgement politically. Jeb Bush is not a leader, nor is he fresh, intellectual nor conservative STEADFAST in my OPINION. Rand Paul is far too aloof and personally arrogant IN MY OPINION. There is no other candidate that has my respect and trust or my admiration otherwise.

exdemocrat

I'm with you 100%, my friend.

GUS

Awesome. You are EXcellent!!

surbuban gal

Mrs. Obama's clothes were the least offensive part of her trip. After lecturing the Japanese, of all peoples, on the necessity of women's education, she proceeded to Cambodia where providing education to anyone is a major development problem. Most grade schools are on double shifts and in many areas schools run by Europeans and NGOs are trying to make up for the absence of schools and teachers to run them. It isn't just girls who have trouble graduating from high school, it is boys too. To top it off, she expressed "surprised delight" to find out that Cambodian young women were also smart and motivated just like Americans. Then her "mission" was to express disapproval of the human rights situation. Did she do this in the capital, no in the major tourist city, accompanied by Mrs. Hun Sen where she spoke at Hun Sen high school. She made boileplate statements about human rights the very week that the controversial new election laws were passed and the war crimes tribunal was being stymed by the Hun Sen government.

peter

The way I see it, that was probably a big cash dropoff at the white house by cankles to stop the attack and help finance the new house in Hawaii.

Jane on Ipad

SBW,

My first post college job was as an adjuster -PI not property. My instinct is that outside adjusters are not worth the $. The offered amount is negotiable. No reason you have to accept the first offer.

Jane on Ipad

I second the suggestion that you do it thru the contractor, and I might even ask the adjuster for a recommendation.

Jane on Ipad

Lyle,

I've never seen that side of Jay. In fact of the entire NR crew I'd say he is the least like that. I'm so sorry to hear that was what you saw.

Miss Marple

Good morning!

I try not to get vested in a candidate early because Indiana's primary is in May, which means that usually the choice has been made and Hoosier opinions end up being a formality or a useless effort.

I will vote for whoever gets the GOP nomination, some possibilities receiving more enthusiasm than others.

ANY of them are better than whoever the dems decide to nominate.

Neo

So what's new about voter ID ?

Miss Marple

A minor mystery unfolds:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2015/03/23/white-house-stays-mum-on-head-florist-laura-dowlings-quiet-departure/?hpid=z5

pagar

Article at Memeorandum says:

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/03/22/dershowitz-rips-obama-on-iran-couldnt-negotiate-a-one-month-lease/

Going to be hard to top that as the day goes on.

Miss Marple

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32030270?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Germanwings Airbus crashes in Alps en route Barcelona to Dusseldorf. 142 passengers and 6 crew, little chance for survivors.

Miss Marple

http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/23/exclusive-christie-loses-new-hampshire-speaking-slot-to-rubio-because-he-doesnt-rsvp/

I don't think this is how you win the New Hampshire primary.

Porchlight

(A)B, Steyn did write a theater column for the New Criterion, though he wrote other political pieces as well. He and then Brooke Allen preceded Kevin Williamson in that spot.

Here's their online archive of theater pieces - if you scroll down far enough you'll see him from about 1994-2006. He also wrote a great history of the Broadway musical - Broadway Babies Say Goodnight.

http://www.newcriterion.com/department.cfm?departmentid=100

Marlene

Hope you all didn't miss my news reports from Maine,ha. I'm back and this is a little horror (heh) story that happened last week. Gov. Lepage discussed his plan to reduce Maine's state income tax in last week's radio address. He argued that the high income tax drives high income earners to other states,including horror writer Stephen King. King blasted Lepage,saying he is full of sh*t. King said he and Tabitha pay every cent of their Maine income tax. This incident led to a draft Stephen King for governor petition. King said he has no political aspirations. Lepage's office retracted King's name from the transcript.

Beester

Follow up to my daughter's "Black Lives Matter at Checkout Too", she's home and will write to the hotel (ht Rich). She echoed Miss Marple's comment about the ugliness of public confrontations. Thanks to all for the thoughts and all the great links on this thread.

Jeff Dobbs

Good morning! Not sure what's coming next, hmmm...it may be a little while before I get to it.

Miss Marple

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/what-did-jeb-bush-do-to-fight-obamacare/article/2561928

The answer is pretty much nothing.

My biggest worry about Jeb is that he doesn't have a warrior's heart.

Miss Marple

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/23/obama-to-expand-visa-program-allowing-foreign-workers-to-displace-americans-for-third-world-wages/

On the face of this, it's an end run around immigration rules for tech workers, but I am not familiar with the law so I don't know if this is accurate.

Jack is Back!

Terrible news out of France on the A320 crash in the Alps. 150 on board. Its a Lufthansa sub "low cost" airline. Mrs. JiB flies back on the 31st on Lufthansa. Too say I am concerned is an understatement.

Just hope its not terror.

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