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April 21, 2015

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Captain Hate

Speaking of Powell, I'm still waiting for somebody to ask why he was present when the Benghazi bodies returned.

Miss Marple

That is a very good question, Captain.

henry

Well known MSM edit rule: whatever happens is UNEXPECTED. Nothing is predictable except AGW (and you deniers who point at data saying the predictions are wrong need to report to your mental health provider immediately).

narciso

because benghazi is the signifier of the failure, the most likely perpetrators, Bin Qumu and company, were from Cyreniaca, although their sponsor Bel Hadj who has apparently joined ISIS, headed the Tripolitan military committee, General Hafter is also from that region,

in other news Eli Lake reveals that Obama knew the breakout window, on the Iranian bomb is 3 months,

this is the same Adam Garfinkle who wrote that snark worthy piece, a week ago

narciso

we cannot never get over macho grande, the reason why Point 4 was curtailed was because Rumsfeld wanted to give the exiles leeway in running operations, then Powell sent Bremer who though he could be Lord Cromer, and that effort failed,

The Infamous Ignatz

I love the site meter at the bottom of The People's Cube;

You've been counted, Thought Criminal #11457460

Write down this number and report to your Kommissar at the nearest railroad station.
Don't forget warm clothes and a shovel!

Miss Marple

Saudis have quit bombing in Yemen. Shep is reporting ths so I am not getting good analysis.

narciso

Phase 4, the reason why there was no followup Libya, probably had to do with the fact that certain interests, like those that contributed to
the Clinton Foundation, wanted chaos,

narciso

this was the piece I was referring to:

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-21/obama-kept-iran-s-short-breakout-time-a-secret

Old Lurker

I posted this at the end of the other thread to affirm Iggy's impression of the $50B signing bonus:

Iggy...a number of sites are now providing details that confirm your thought that the $50B is just part of the $100-150B of oil revenues of Iran that have been frozen because of the embargo. Apparently we are negotiating to release $30-50B of those funds upon signing the deal.

So. Not nearly as inflammatory as the headline I posted this morning, but quite a present to Iran nonetheless and it does represent a change in the congressionally passed embargo that are in place now. It is interesting that Corker is so willing to let those slip away unless Congress can overcome a veto of a disapproval bill as opposed to forcing Obama to get a new bill through Congress. Levin or course is dead right.

The Infamous Ignatz

And I posted this:

OL,
It's not measurably better that we are letting the assets of the largest sponsors of terrorism in the world and the most aggressive and destabilizing nation in the ME go back to it for nothing in return.

As a twist on the "if Barry wanted to destroy America what would he be doing differently" question, if we gave the most egregious dictators and enemies of the US the power to elect our president does anyone think they wouldn't elect the maggot we inflicted on ourselves?

narciso

I was pointing out last night, that Mother Lee, who properly reproached that twit Dempsey, for ignoring
the implications of the fall of Anbar province, son was Marc, who was Chris Kyle's Seal teammate, who we are introduced in the film,

MarkO

Given that Benghazi was election fraud and that Hillary was complicit, I'm against letting it go.

narciso

of course re the Gulf titans, the Kingdom or the Persian satrapy, it's hard to see who one can put any trust, outside of perhaps some involvement involvement in Pan 103, the latter has no struck
a major target in the States, the former has through the device of some of it's dissident expatriates,

narciso

like this fellow here:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/04/jihadists-claim-wanted-al-qaeda-operative-killed-in-syria.php

NKvirusedandback

CaptH-- we KNOW why Powell was there. He was there to lend support to his boy Barry who had royally fucked up Benghazi 8 weeks before the election. Then Powell stood there in front of flag draped coffins while HildaBeast lied her fat ass off about videos. Powell confirmed his status as a monster that day. I hope he got paid enough filthy lucre by OFA and the Clintonistas, because his soul will burn for that day.

NKvirusedandback

MarkO-- the flagged draped coffins and video lies were exactly that.. election fraud.

narciso

Wrong pot of porrage, he's been Bandar's tennis partner and likely rubbed shoulders with his cousin Turki, another contributor to the Foundation,

clarice

Exactly, NK..former general, man above reproach (if you know nothing but the pap the msm fed you).

Frau Keller

Mr. Maguire - Excellent! Today's blog is yet one more example why I hang out in the basement.

Frau Keller

Clarice - I'll always remember Powell's complete lack of loyalty to GWB when his entire office was part of the Plame gang.
Pfui!

Old Lurker

Iran 1)cheats, 2)is within 60-90 days of having a nuke already, 3)needs money. So we give them that 60-90 days while we argue about the shape of the conference table, then they sign something they have no intention of respecting since of course they do not intend to go backwards on the timeline, for signing Obama gives them $50B. Seems to me that at the end of Day 1 Iran will have everything it wants and needs so what do they care about the phony "snap back" threat?

Why am I so confused?

narciso

short answer, Maverick and Megan's 'Bastard Brother' (her words, not mine) signed on to this fustercluck, having been for Muammar, before they were against him,

clarice

hGlad to see your revolutionary ardor has not been diminished by time, Frau. XOXO

clarice

OL, you're confused because you expected a genuine negotiation ..and we're not dealing with sane adults when it's kerry and Obama at the helm.

narciso

when they had the Showtime preview, they showed a film about the big bad muammar, his king making in Africa, his support of terrorism, among the interviewed was that crazy 9/11 stalker Gwyneth Todd, and mrs Kikhia, who was the widow of one of his foreign ministers, and more relevant related to one of Sid Vicious's stove pipe network,

NKvirusedandback

clarice-- not to criticize but the reality is that Obummer/Kerry are on the side of the table with the Mullahs and Putin, and the French are on the other side of the table with us. Think about that...just think about that.

MarkO

NK, they were the functional equivalent of the Watergate cover-up.

Somewhere in there is impeachment grade evidence.

Frau Keller

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys, NK?

We now have the US as carp-eating surrender snakes.

narciso

no, it was never about that, Frau, Chiraq, his German colleague and Volodya were in on the OFF grift, along with a good cross section of the political milieu in those three countries,

narciso

of course, the pulitzer committee, takes note of none of this,

narciso

this is the closest they come to acknowledging the jay vee team:


Ned Parker and a team from Reuters for intrepid reports of the disintegration of Iraq and the rise of ISIS, linking the developing catastrophe to a legacy of sectarianism, corruption and violence seeded by the U.S. invasion.

daddy

Looks like at least one town in California is about to Graduate to sanity.


Are those stockings made out of plastic, Mrs Robinson?

narciso

facts without evidence there daddy:

http://babalublog.com/2015/04/21/the-laughable-duplicity-of-former-cubadn-spy-arturo-lopez-levy/

narciso

btw, Red Queen's CAIR attending Eid dinner guest, Ambassador Aujali was also one of those interviewed in that film,

Captain Hate

NK, I wish Gowdy could grill him on how many times he attended the return of soldiers who'd perished only to get the gasbag to brag that he never as SoS had anything that bad happen to one of his ambassadors and deliver a Colon Bowel high colonic to the HMS Pantsuit; usually it's the GOP on the receiving end of those.

narciso

this is what Colin was saying about the Syrian officials who back then, were abetting the jihadists who killed Americans in Iraq, and now
it seems 'delenda est'

They’re always difficult. They’re tough debaters and tough negotiators, but I can hold my own. Sometimes they said they would do things which they didn’t. And sometimes they did things which we suggested would be wise for them to do. So it was a mixed bag. And sometimes nothing was accomplished: we just talked. But when you’re trying to get them to do things, which apparently we are trying to do now, I don’t know any other way to try and get them to do those things, except perhaps to talk to them and not just cajole them and threaten them. And they love to talk.

clarice

At least Colin started out selling furniture, so he knows SOMETHING about haggling that Kerry and Obama do not.

MarkO

Benjamin Gradston.

Threadkiller

Powell was there to put a familiar "Bush" face on Obama's Libyan crime scene. The LIV sect of Jindal's 100% would look at it as another war for oil mess that Cheney got us into that the Kenyan Crusader was able to solve.

I'll bet even O'Reilly's man on the street dipshit would be able to find enough people that it worked on.

Chris Christy spooning for on set of optics and apologetic looking Powell for another. The shape shifting RINOs have always been a plus to the "opposition. "

Threadkiller

...one set...

...and an....

Captain Hate

The impact of massive amounts of STDs, treated or otherwise:

http://weaselzippers.us/221355-huh-bill-clinton-says-isis-is-the-most-interesting-ngo-today/

narciso

I'm reminded of a vignette from 'the Player' when Buck Henry, was pitching a sequel to the Graduate,
to Tim Robbin's movie executive, where Ben and Katherine Ross's character and Mrs, Robinson all end up living together, 25 years later,

Captain Hate

The shape shifting RINOs have always been a plus to the "opposition.

Like lice and the criminally insane, society will never be rid of them.

daddy

Mr. Maguire - Excellent! Today's blog is yet one more example why I hang out in the basement.

Hear, Hear, Frau! An outstanding post by TM.

narciso

exactly how that will work out, I'm not confident,

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/21/saudis-announce-a-new-phase-of-the-war-in-yemen/

the truth is though, the Saudis treated the Zaydis like carp, through their Yemeni proxy, General Saleh, who was Shia, yet presided over a Sunni army,

Jeff Dobbs

Fine, whatever - I had a really good Diet post I was going to put up . . . but TM's is better, so I'll shelve it.

daddy

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys

Speaking of Cheese Eating, Jerri Willis on FOX Business just did a story on Kraft foods changing their Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. That reminds me that President Thomas Jefferson, in addition to inventing a Pasta making machine, introduced Mac and Cheese to America by featuring it as a favored dish at the White House. 5 Foods Thomas Jefferson Introduced or Made Popular in America

In other totally OT stuff, the comments about the Sharpe's Rifles books, and other books about that era, reminded me of this little blurb that I recall from Darwin's Autobiography, one of his earliest memory's, probably from about age 6 or 7, and probably in the year 1815 or 1816:

I remember clearly only one other incident during the years whilst at Mr. Case's daily school—namely, the burial of a dragoon-soldier; and it is surprising how clearly I can still see the horse with the man's empty boots and carbine suspended to the saddle, and the firing over the grave. This scene deeply stirred whatever poetic fancy there was in me.(1)

The footnote says this: (1) It is curious that another Shrewsbury boy should have been impressed by this military funeral; Mr. Gretton, in his Memory's Harkback, says that the scene is so strongly impressed on his mind that he could "walk straight to the spot in St. Chad's churchyard where the poor fellow was buried." The soldier was an Inniskilling Dragoon, and the officer in command had been recently wounded at Waterloo, where his corps did good service against the French Cuirassiers.—F. D.

Just throwing that out there for interest, so screw Taube's, I like the Tom Jefferson diet!

narciso

there's the Conquistador Coffee version of RINO:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/former-political-allies-in-ukip-grudge-match-ahead-of-british-election/article24021337/?cmpid=rss1

daddy

Anyone heard yet that now that we've sent our carrier down off the coast of Yemen if we're finally going to try to rescue our US citizens trapped in that country, or are we still hoping the Indian's rescue them?

(From Megyn's Show of Feb 15, 2015):

KELLY: Why was the evacuation from the embassy so hasty when we knew things were deteriorating for weeks now?...

PSAKI: Well, first, it wasn't hasty.

KELLY: It wasn't?

PSAKI: Just because everybody didn't know what the plans were, it didn't mean the plans weren't in place for weeks.

The Infamous Ignatz

Where is Joseph Heller when we need him to turn Psaki and Harf into a satirical novel?

(not to mention Hillary, Clutch and Spinner)

narciso

you run into the problem Phillip Roth had in the mid 80s, he couldn't compete with reality,

Extraneus

That's a lotta carbs. Was he a portly man?

DebinNC

Jefferson was almost 6'3 iirc. I'd love to know what 5'4" James Madison ate, as he doesn't look overweight at any age in pics.

narciso

speaking of category error:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2015/04/20/tim-tebow-philadelphia-eagles-chip-kelly/26098479/

daddy

Benjamin Gradston.

Okay MarkO,

Let's see what you're made of!

What name (alias) did Ben use to check in to the hotel?
a. Benjamin Gradson
b. Benjamin Gladsome
c. Benjamin Gladstone
d. Benjamin Gradston

Movie Quiz - The Graduate

I only got 9 of 20, so I'm a better Vulcan than I am a Graduate.

daddy

What a dingbat. Mara Liaison thinks that "Telling the Truth" about Iran's nukes is the same thing as being "Alarmist."

Threadkiller

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rand-paul-lindsey-graham-and-mccain-lapdogs-for-obama/

Cuba Libre

When it comes to dingbats NPR has the best roster next to CBS, NYT, ABC and NBC.

MSNBC has its own category: Nincompoops.

narciso

winning the future, is a dc atty general:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/21/dc-attorney-general-looked-into-photo-of-congressmen-holding-ar-15/

Beasts of England

Not only was TJ 6'-3", as my Ginger daughters will quickly remind you, he was a redhead.

daddy

Was he a portly man?

ExDem,

He liked Port okay, but his real love IIRC was Madeira Wine:)

A complete list of every president’s favorite drink

There's a good story I've read before about how the French Wine Cask shipments coming up the river on barge's to Jefferson were regularly stolen, in that the barge boys would punch a hole in the casks, steal much of the wine, then refill the barrel with water and Jefferson would go ballistic about it.

Jane

Any chance Obama is trying to get out of the Iran negotiations? I don't believe that for a second, but he should be.

Niope

Vaginas are the key to victory. Vore with your parts.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/msnbc-panelist-were-going-see-100-turnout-everyone-vagina

Jeff Dobbs

No sign of Johhny Archer yet on the webcam at my tournament bar. But I see his manager is there. The owner of the bar is walking around with a clipboard to sign people up. So far I see Morgan and Daniel and Rome. Rome is Daniel's dad.

No wait. Now Johnny is warming up.

Jeff Dobbs

First match, Morgan's playing.

No, no, I won't live blog the whole darn thing.

See ya after a while.

Jane

We are gonna get nuked. And to pull it off, they will have to do it in the next 2 years.

(sorry)

daddy

Nice point Gretta just made to John Bolton:

Gretta: It's sort of hard for me to think that the President, while he's telling us that Iran is doing something so horrible he's got to send our men and women there to protect a shipping lane or whatever, that we can't trust Iran so we've got to be there, on the other hand when they tell us that they won't do any enrichment of Uranium in this Nuclear Deal, now we can trust them.

Bolton: (laughs in agreement) I'm glad you said that rather than me.

narciso

all previous statements are true as this one:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/09/obamacares-cost-is-falling-as-fewer-receive-coverage-under-health-care-law-cbo-says/

Ben

Awesome self-awareness and armchair analysis Maguire.

If only we could capture your lightning jn a bottle we could recycle your empties.

Nope

Ben,

Is that comment the result of a recent brain fart or just being a simple fuck.

daddy

I hope John Bolton's prediction about Yemen is not as 'on the money' as the guy TM writes about in todays Blog Post, who got the collapse of Libya so correct:

Bolton: But as he said he doesn't want Yemen to look like Syria---just give it a few more weeks.

And Yemen was this Administration's "Success Story".

new lurker

Nope (JIB), I know that's you!

narciso

so common sense, needs a generation or two:


https://khodnevis.org/article/64503#.VTbfpSFVikr

Jane

How many names have you been here under, new lurker?

narciso

can you believe they are still shoveling that carp about lower rates,

jimmyk on iPhone

That WaPo piece at 7:31 has a headline about "lower premiums" but the article says "rising more slowly than anticipated." Orwell would laugh.

daddy

can you believe they are still shoveling that carp about lower rates,

Narciso,

It's obviously another of this Administration's "Success Stories."

narciso

I got that off one of Merritt's thread, to show how gullible they are on certain things,

Jane

Yippee!

Federal judge clears way for Supreme Court to elect chief justice

Screw Shirley!

new lurker

I am a "new lurker," Jane. I miss JIB and was trying to find out why he disappeared. Was it your fight with him?

Jane

Who else have you been "new lurker"?

narciso

real crises go the way of the Malabar front, on the domestic as well as foreign fronts, whereas there is always some phony narrative afoot,

henry

Jane, outstanding! Shirley was the last obstacle on shutting down the John Doe.

narciso

we're all supposed to act like Sgt. Shaw's brainwashed fellow soldiers, (re Richard Condon,
a self styled satirist; specially after Manchurian,)

Nope

Sorry, I am nope and no one else. New to here.

daddy

If we'd ordered the Abu Ghraib prisoners to march around in Red High-Heel women's shoes it would have been classified as Torture and we'd still be reading about that outrageous humiliation on the front page of the NYTimes:

When we order our own troops to march a mile in Red High-Heel women's shoes we get crickets.

new lurker

Well, Jane, I have posted under no other names. Do you want to drive me away like you did JIB?

rse

This is long but ranks up there with the arrogance of the starbucks head. Never want to buy their spices again.

Earth Day 2015 is exciting. We really are at the point where there are few obstacles left in our path before we start dealing with climate change in earnest. For the Earth Day issues of science and conservation, there are other websites that can speak better about the obstacles in those fields. As a website that promotes all the good things set in motion through cooking, the obstacle we think we can help with I is anger. From the responses to the email we sent out asking for Earth Day help a couple weeks ago, we can say there is a fair amount of anger out there and it’s getting in the way of what needs to be done.

Some of the anger is at those still dismissing the science and instead believing the doubt. Some of the anger is at those working to maintain the profits of the old fossil fuel industry by promoting that doubt. But mostly the anger is at the politicians who know the science is real and still stand in the way of what needs to be done. It's easy to justify the anger if the question we are asking is “What kind of person is willing to risk destroying the future of our environment to advance their political career?” Still this anger does little more than fuel their supporters. Maybe the kinder question might be, "What events in their lives left them willing to place their own political gains in front of everyone else’s needs?"

So for today and for Earth Day we are highlighting some stories and recipes from cooks who are facing situations that are all too often met with anger. Through their kindness and compassion these cooks are setting in motion a very different future.

One of the interesting things we found in the emails we received after our call for Earth Day stories (that also mentioned Indiana’s controversial religious freedom bill), is that for many, these issues are really one and the same. For this group there is that sense that if people who look like them aren't going to be the majority in the future, there is no point in there even being a future. It’s no coincidence that the media outlets that broadcast the stories of climate doubt are the very same ones that regularly try to make it seem scary that at some point in the future no one skin tone will hold a majority in this country.

We can’t wait for science to convince the deniers/skeptics because their problem is not with the science. Yet while we have no other choice but to move forward without them, there is no kindness in simply leaving them behind. We all must work to show that goodness is not found in just one skin tone, one religion, or even one country.

So for Earth Day we have included a great story from our archives that tells of kindness found on the other side of the world. It’s a good read. And somewhere in our emails we also found a very kind woman whose wedding anniversary falls on Earth Day and who has a really tasty Deep Dark Chocolate Cake recipe and a Bacon Bomb that really is the Bomb.

This Earth Day the kindness of cooking really can set something good in motion. Goodness truly is universal and we must reach out from our shared goodness to solve the issues our Earth and our Climate faces. We can make a difference. And I'm sure Deep Dark Chocolate Cake has a role to play in this somewhere.


Heal the World

Bill

daddy

Federal judge clears way for Supreme Court to elect chief justice

Madison — A federal judge cleared the way Tuesday for the state Supreme Court to elect a new chief justice, at least for the time being.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge James Peterson came as records were released showing taxpayers could shell out as much as $100,000 to represent five of the members of the state Supreme Court that Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson sued two weeks ago.

Miss Marple

daddy,

Since you watched Bret's show tonight, did you think he got a bit testy with George Will at the end?

If so, I was right there with Bret. Will apparently thinks that because the intelligence people got the WMD analysis wrong, we shouldn't believe anyone about the 2-3 months until nukes go on line in Iran, even though it is what Netenyahu has been saying for months. He kept going back to that point, when the REAL point is that Obama was LYING when he said that the nukes were a year away.

Will hates the Bush family so much that I am surprised he hasn't been hired by MSNBC.

maryrose

JIB Come back I miss your comments
At least tell us if you are Nope

Miss Marple

rse,

What company is that letter from?

I want to avoid buying from them if possible.

The Infamous Ignatz

Well, Nope said he's not JiB so, I think by the transitive property, that means JiB is not Nope, maryrose.

The Infamous Ignatz

--What company is that letter from?

I want to avoid buying from them if possible.--

Likewise. I'll eat termites before I'll buy anything from that condescending, ignorant, little pissant.

Jeff Dobbs

Johnny Archer beat James - the only player to beat him last time he was in town.

This update brought to you by Simonis cloth. For all your billiard table needs, there's Simonis.

henry

Sounds like the Penzeys guys from Milwaukee.

The Infamous Ignatz

--When we order our own troops to march a mile in Red High-Heel women's shoes we get crickets.--

Or cheers.
Shouldn't the women on campus be ordered to march around with an 80 pound pack, an M 16 and some pretty crappy boots so they know what it feels like to be a soldier?

daddy

Rse,

Another nice racket these guys have is that every time I go to my Public Library to see what my Tax Dollars have purchased for the new book shelves, they are always way over-represented with books from the Left and way under represented with books from the Right.

I don't know if "Bill" is that Bill McKibben creep or some other Eco-clone, but we're always clobbered with new Eco books, AGW books, but rarely ever with Skeptic books like Moncton's or that Bjorn guy etc. Similarly, if Al Gore or Kerry or Hillary or Michael Moore come out with some new stinker, there are multiple copies purchased, even tho' you can always find their last unread stinker in the give away shelves or in the discount bin at our commercial Used Book Stores in town.

I suppose if you consider how many copies of this bilge are purchased around the country, it ads up to very significant money. And it also fits in well with the comments earlier on how old decent books are pulled off the shelves and replaced with these biased tomes to indoctrinate up and coming new skulls full of mush.

DebinNC

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/cecily-strong-white-house-correspondents-association-dinner-1201474952/

The "featured entertainer" at Saturday's WH Correspondents Lovefest thinks BOzo "is our funniest president". Words fails.

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