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April 21, 2015

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Miss Marple

James D.,

This is really an important issue. I know that some conservative groups won't like it, but if they are taking donations from questionable sources then they need to straighten up, too.

Extraneus

Captain Hate for Honorary Paisan!

Captain Hate

The Dagos get it right; I admire the direct approach in dealing with lowlifes.

Miss Marple

Things would be a lot better if we made dueling legal.

Facing a pistol at dawn would make a lot of these weasels think twice.

Extraneus

Chipotle shares sink in premarket trading as pork shortage dampens sales growth

Quite a coincidence... The new merde touch?

Extraneus
Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $36.52, or 5.3 percent, to $656 in premarket trading about two hours before the market open.

$656 per share for a fast food outlet?

Captain Hate

While we're putting together our wish lists that have the GOPe clutching their binkies, it's high time we shine the light on the dogshit that goes on in the name of "non profits". First of all, the name itself is some lefty construct based on the commie core assumption that profits are evil. So to hell with that noise. Second, a good way to not have profits is to spend everything you have coming in, and then some, on salaries to your grifter officers. All these GD things are, for the most part, are ways of laundering money to pay lowlifes with no accountability while the NPR types talk about them as if they were the foundations of freedom.

All of this assumes that we have a real opposition party with core principles, which we do not.

sbw

Miss Marple: For years I have felt the 501c3 groups should be required to release donors names.

I like that view except it fails to address how to defend against goon tactics.

If I donate to xyz, what defense have I against the buses that park in front of my house or that harass my children as they walk to school? The perps are jsut exercising their First Amendment rights [cough, cough].

Captain Hate

$656 per share for a fast food outlet?

If managed correctly, those things are virtual ATMs, particularly in a bad economy.

Miss Marple

Oh look, the New York Times can't be bothered to investigate anything to do with Obama's school years, but here's a lengthy piece on Ted Cruz's time on the college debate circle:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/us/politics/ted-cruz-honed-political-skills-in-princeton-debate-club.html?_r=1

We learn through this that he was not able to defeat Austin Goolsbee, that he was not fast on his feet but relied on memorized responses, that he is a CUBAN from CANADA and other "damning with faint praise" facts.

Bah.

Jeff Dobbs

Miss Marple:
I know that some conservative groups won't like it, but if they are taking donations from questionable sources then they need to straighten up, too.

Just so long as we're clear: the left really really really really wants organizations to be forced to identify donors - not so that they can investigate possible corruption - but so that they can target, harrass and intimidate conservative donors such that they choose to no longer donate.

Miss Marple

sbw,

That is a good point. How about all donations over a certain amount, or all donations from foreigners?

I am not trying to dampen people donating to Heritage or even (ugh) PETA. I am trying to make sure that these 501c3's aren't used to affect national policy at the behest of some foreign government.

Rick Ballard

SBW,

I agree with you completely. Put Chisholm, Kluka and Lerner in orange for twenty years and we can talk about disclosing donors. When I consider that the decision to revoke Chisholm's prosecutorial immunity rests with monkeys in robes and will fall to the buffoon Kennedy to "decide", I'm not in favor of disclosure whatsoever.

Tonto

@ Daddy: "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."

The East Hampton library bought four copies of Piketty's "Capital".

Captain Hate

We don't play by the same rules. How many times has McTurtle talked about Soros in the way that the Searchlight Strangler has the Koch Brothers. We can talk all we want about how the wheezing piece of lint who smells like mildew and cat piss is just making a fool out of himself, but every LIV "knows" that the Koch Brothers are evil and a detriment to our country. Meanwhile McTurtle just bumbles along and talks about comity and lets idiots like Bob Corker diminish the power of the Senate.

James D.

If the MSM did their job as opposed to actively working on the side of the Dems and prog 501c3s, their funding sources wouldn't be nearly as much of an issue.

henry

Rick, bear in mind that one thing the DA's got out of the John Doe seizure of everything is the full donor lists from every conservative organization in WI. No doubt those have "leaked" to appropriate bad actors. (The left justifies this as payback for the recall signature lists getting compiled -- but that was public info all along). You have no idea how PO'd regular people are about this mess.

Miss Marple

I quit going to our library.

We have a librarian who is a real "women's issues" type, so all of the new books are on spousal abuse, breast cancer, vegan diets, evil Republicans, etc.

Aside from the books she chooses to buy, and leaving out anything political, there have been no new English history, archaeology, or gardening books for YEARS.

I buy books at yard sales and used book storoes, and once in a while on Amazon.

James D.

How many times has McTurtle talked about Soros in the way that the Searchlight Strangler has the Koch Brothers

How many times have ANY R's on the national stage talked about ANY Dem the way that the Searchlight Strangler talked about Romney in 2012?

Janet

I actually don't care what the rules are so much as that they are evenly applied.

A fair "news" media is what we need.

Miss Marple

Back to the 501c3's.

OK, you have convinced me those donor lists should remain private, for US citizens. I still think that forcing them to disclose foreign donations would be valuable.

Captain Hate

Librarians are by and large lefties; Porch is one exception. I think the reasons for that are almost identical for the composition of the education field. Fortunately *somebody* is looking out for intellectual diversity of sorts since there are subscriptions to the Weekly Standard and National Review.

henry

Another day, another batch of skulls. This time it is the repeal of the 2 day waiting period on handgun purchases.

Miss Marple

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-school-lunch-20150422-story.html#page=2

Captain Hate

How many times have ANY R's on the national stage talked about ANY Dem the way that the Searchlight Strangler talked about Romney in 2012?

Jon Huntsman was the source of that lie. We need a Luca Brasi with a large supply of piano wire to thin out the GOPe ranks. McCain and Graham having exercise band problems would be a good start.

Rick Ballard

"You have no idea how PO'd regular people are about this mess."

Henry,

I thought the successful recall of Abrahamson (that's what it was) was pretty indicative. She's no better than Kluka and her procedural maneuvers are just as corrupt.

Wisconsin is providing an excellent example of restoration and Walker deserves greater recognition for his management of the process.

The Red Witch deserves some quiet time with the over one thousand corpses of refugees trying to flee Libya which are now rotting at the bottom of the Mediterranean due to her manifest incompetence.

James D.

CH, Huntsman was the source fo the lie, sure. But even when it's a public fact that an important Dem is a criminal, the R's won't stand up and say it.

Reid accused Romney of being a tax cheat and a felon, on the floor of the Senate, with no evidence at all.

The equivalent would be John Boehner accusing Charlie Rangel of being a tax cheat and a felon on the floor of the House. Except that Rangel actually is a tax cheat, with the liens and judgments to prove it. And except that Boehner would never even think of saying it anyway. And that's why their side keeps doing it, because there are no consequences.

Ben

Happy Earth Day.

Marlene

You never know what is going on at your local library. Years ago,when we still lived in northern Maine,Marian the Librarian was hosting a private swingers club after hours. Ha. You can't keep something like that quiet in a small town and people started to talk,but it was still only whispered,because certain pillars of the community were involved. Gotta love small towns!

Marlene

Earth Day,well darn! We won't be at the cabin until Friday. Lots of stuff to burn!

Eric in Boise

$656 per share for a fast food outlet?

Fun fact: McDonalds was initially offered at $22.50 per share in 1965. If McDonalds had never split its stock (it has done so twelve times), a share would be going for about $75,800 right now.

Eric in Boise

Marian the Librarian was hosting a private swingers club after hours.

It's the glasses. It's always the naughty glasses.

sbw

I still think that forcing them to disclose foreign donations would be valuable.

Yes. But it should not have been possible in both Obama’s campaigns when the foreign contribution detection code was removed from the website.

We’ll get the Justice Department right on that.

JerryRigged

OT,
Watched Fury a couple of nights ago. Best quote in the movie "Ideals are peaceful, History is violent". What an accurate saying. Anybody know if this is original or borrowed?

Porchlight
We have a librarian who is a real "women's issues" type, so all of the new books are on spousal abuse, breast cancer, vegan diets, evil Republicans, etc.

Aside from the books she chooses to buy, and leaving out anything political, there have been no new English history, archaeology, or gardening books for YEARS.

MM, I work closely with her equivalent here at the university library, and I've noticed the same thing in our collections.

Those of us on the elected staff council (which includes this librarian) are currently embroiled in a battle over an anonymous commenting mechanism for staff. She wants to get rid of it because a comment came through that was snarky about her pet diversity project to promote LGBT awareness. Her feelings got hurt, therefore, she will shut down debate.

Quite the bully. And she's getting results because people are frightened that they will appear insufficiently sensitive if they don't go along.

Porchlight

It's the glasses. It's always the naughty glasses.

As a glasses-wearing lipstick librarian, I tend to agree.

I always think of this dame from the rare bookshop in The Big Sleep:

narciso

well we only have one copy of French Krugman, thank the maker, I was thinking of a parallel to that which happened in Wisconsin, and the dreaded 'black list' comes to mind, although they have all been
lionized, ad infinitum, the left effected it's revenge with Nixon, tried with Reagan, and made halfway with W.

MarkO

Please watch this.

Free speech under attack like never before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=175&v=2R2V1BdxMYs

narciso

maybe Megyn will get around to this:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/04/21/follow-up-we-expose-the-vsu-protest-group-marching-on-flag/

I took a glance at Burrough's tome on the weatherman, really little new on the American narodniki, except their arrogance, thanks alot Mr. Felt,

Neo

Bill Clinton declares ISIS "the most interesting nongovernmental organization in the world today."

They're not a government nor a religion ...
... they're not a dessert topping .. they're a floor wax.

Miss Marple

Testing.

Miss Marple

I have twice tried to link a story about branding in politics, and my post has been eaten both times. Bah.

narciso

most everything else has been the blind trying to discern the elephant,


http://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2015/04/the-tectonic-shift-in-obamas-iran-policy/

narciso

so it really does seem, that IS is the Zarquawi network with a better advertising budget, that it's Baathist core, is the reason for it's endurance,

narciso

couldn't happen to a better bloke:


http://news.sky.com/story/1469572/hacking-probe-piers-morgan-questioned-again

clarice

I'm with you on the wis perps, CH. Think how much more remarkable Walker's 3 victories were now that we know this.

narciso

so none of the Air America TV peanut gallery seem to pay taxes, Denton seems to operate from the same tax shelters he decries, same for the Razorback brood in toto,

Jeff Dobbs

OK, I'm not taking the fall for this.

It seems all my back-up birthday wishers FELL DOWN ON THE JOB! Every last one of you.

SATURDAY WAS RICH'S BIRTHDAY!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICH!!!

Where have you been? You get back here right now young man.

maryrose

Bad illegal actions like our current immigration debacle must have consequences Otherwise the perps are emboldened to continue

maryrose

Happy belated birthday Rich

narciso

happy birthday, rich,

Jeff Dobbs

Yeah, Miss Marple - typepad doesn't like your link. I tried posting it without the http - but my comment got confiscated too.

I can't help when it's a TM thread (Iggy had one apprehended last night as well), but at least your incarcerated comments now have company.

narciso

which is the source publication, maybe I can find it,

Jeff Dobbs

thewilderness[dot]me/the-politics-of-design/

narciso

evil kip strikes again:


http://therightscoop.com/customer-service-so-bad-at-irs-because-they-cut-their-own-budget-and-then-blamed-congress/

narciso

they overthink this, the press was their entire advertising team, with the journolist as the vanguard, just like that carp about their excellent
targeting system,

matt

"I love all things Italian; spaghetti, Parmesan cheese, Don Corleone....." Never have I heard a more patronizing asshole than our president.

The WSJ did a beautiful takedown of the mess created by Obama and Hillary in Libya. It outlines how the tribes work together with the jihadis with a network that reaches to Ethiopia, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria and all over the continent.

I have a feeling that the next plague may take this route.

But "What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"

Thousands of migrants dead. The Maghreb in flames. All because Obama and Clinton and the Brits and the French decided for some spurious reason that Ghadaffi had to go.

Jane

Rich! Happy Birthday!

narciso

as usual General blimp, misses the point,

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2015/04/21/press-ignores-gold-star-mom-demanding-and-getting-apology-gen-dempsey

Ramadi is the capital of anbar, the adjoining province between the Syrian border, and the
other threatened provinces,

Janet

Happy Birthday, Rich!! Lots & lots of love to you!!!

narciso

would that we had a special prosecutor, just for giggles, you know:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/did-susan-rice-disclose-classified-info-iran_926279.html

this is what they went after Libby and Rove for, explaining the reasons for policy,

clarice

Happy Birthday, Rich

maryrose

When will a brave journalist follow up and expose Clinton and Hussein Obama for the mess they made and didn't clean up in Libya
Benghazi was just the tip of the iceberg
Regarding the money taken for favors from foreign governments neither Clintons nor Podesta have denied it

NKvirusedandback

Insty talks about this and links to WSJ. CO2 was discussed a few nights ago, and I suggested that vthe biggest issue was the disaster that is Mass v. EPA (2007). Well here is the disaster manifesting itself-- no electricity for you Midwest: http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-states-should-boycott-the-federal-clean-power-plan-1429659225

narciso

the other bill twit, he worked for Big Plane, how could he sleep at night:

http://twitchy.com/2015/04/22/climate-hypocrites-bill-not-a-scientist-nye-and-president-obama-getting-ready-to-fly-to-miami-photos/

narciso

much the same kabuki happens across the pond:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/22/there-are-two-general-elections-underway-the-virtual-poll-of-the-political-class-and-the-real-contest/

narciso

we thought that disclosure was the way to make political contributions transparent, but as we've seem in the last few years, they have weaponized against anyone to the left of the Morning Joke gang,

pagar

, there have been no new English history, archaeology, or gardening books for YEARS."

Miss Marple, I don't know about the type of books you're looking for, but I have over a thousand free books now on my IPAD Kindle. The ones I get come mostly from the www.bookbub.com site
The have lots of different categories.
There are other sites that have free books also.
A lot of the older books are showing up as free now. For example most of the Zane Grey books are now free.

For anyone who doesn't know, you can down load a free Kindle on almost any computer.

maryrose

NK
The administration thinks if they keep talking about climate change we will stop holding their feet to the fire about ISIS Iraq Ramadi. Being over run toeing taken Libya Afghanistan Yemen where according to Psaki. We don't know what we are doing there
The sheer accumulation of grevilus offenses and failures boggles the mind

pagar

Speaking of Miss Marple:

"At Bertram’s Hotel
By Agatha Christie

Miss Marple finds the perfect place to stay in London — a classic hotel straight out of her youth. But what violence lurks behind the peaceful façade? From a legendary author comes a mystery hailed as “a joy to read from beginning to end” (The New York Times).

$1.99 Originally: $4.99

The Book Bub site has books that you have to pay for also. This one showed up on my email this morning.

narciso

and he was one of the last sensible ones:

http://babalublog.com/2015/04/22/for-todays-daily-double-who-said-it-prominent-democrat-or-cuban-spy/

James D.

There are also a ton of free ebooks at Project Gutenberg to download to your Kindle or other reading app.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Capt H - Your 8:34 re non-profits was spot-on.
In our blue hell, the local rag loves to highlight the beautiful homes of leftist 'couples' - and they inevitably seem to work for non-profits, the govt., or some union.

Their titles usually sound like "assistant director of outreach to homeless, transgendered undocumented workers for educational equality."

From the pictures of the homes, and their location, the couples' salaries have to be in the range of $80,000 to $100,000 each.

The worst part of the non-profit abuse? *Many* of them get 10%-25% of their funding from the govt. in the form of research grants to study the effects of legislation and proposed policy initiatives. Their only "contribution" to society? The creation of endless studies, policy papers, and conferences to discuss how to consolidate their stranglehold on power and our freedom.

narciso

well they used to be called charities, but that has too christian a connotation, that novel by Europhile Andrew Marr, I mentioned sometime back, a more macabre Weekend at Bernie, in the parliamentary vein, has the Skeptics ultimately prevailing,

narciso

garfinkle's premise was faulty, the peacekeepers go to all sorts of nasty places, but they must be nudged into going,

narciso

they seem not to be recruiting from the top of the barril:

http://weaselzippers.us/221441-breaking-french-police-foil-terror-plot-on-two-french-churches/

derwill

If Iran was only 2-3 months away from a nuclear weapon as far back as 2012, what has been the hold-up? Are they missing some vital component or a delivery system that they can only get from buying it ready-made from Russia or NK, and up to this point the sanctions have had them cash strapped? Would $50 billion get you an ICBM from Putin?

narciso

there are several weapons development programs, as in Iraq, the fabled Al Qua Qua that Hans Brix made so much about, was the missile testing site, the Iranian program has various divisions, operating on different time tables,

daddy

Good Morning,

Hit's 08:17 links to a 2011 post of his where he apparently deleted a pic of him as a Dallas Maverick fan.

Looking at that thread I came across a link I posted at the time showing how hard the Press was going after missing E-mails from Sarah Palin. It's an interesting "compare and contrast" example of how they treated Sarah Palin as guilty until proven innocent, and how Hillary can delete 30,000 E-mails without consequence. Here's the link: Emails from Palin's first month as governor missing

Hit, I'm taking your package westbound in 48 hours.

Neo

Jonathan Chait revealed as a Climate-American.

narciso

and the difference is?

https://medium.com/@johannamaska/why-i-m-leaving-the-obama-team-for-the-la-times-eb4b3743be57

Jeff Dobbs

Awesome, daddy-san.

It is an array of patches and medals for our friends' oldest who has achieved the distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout.

The Infamous Ignatz

--If Iran was only 2-3 months away from a nuclear weapon as far back as 2012, what has been the hold-up?--

There have been a lot of poor intelligence assessments that were just wrong, and the current ones may be as well.
Problem is, like King Arthur and his knights in Monty Python, they're galumphing over the fields the same long distance away at every camera cut until suddenly they aren't.
Unlike Graham Chapman they will have an atom bomb and a missile not a rubber sword and Terry Gilliam clopping coconut shells together.

The Infamous Ignatz

And now I'm off to increase my carbon footprint.

narciso

Exactly, who knew how far along Qaddafi had gotten along, with his AQ Khan starter kit, before he foolishly gave it up

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-jump-on-reporters-ties-to-sarah-palin-ignore-a-convicted-felons-ties-to-hillary-clinton/article/

of course, they never acknowledge the huntress being right, or Zaphod being wrong,

Neo

Ben Affeck: No Basis for Slavery Reparations


Ben Affleck then added; "I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story. We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors and the degree of interest in this story suggests that we are, as a nation, still grappling with the terrible legacy of slavery. It is an examination well worth continuing."

LUN

daddy

A company I am familiar with tells us that all my personal data including SSN's and birthdates and names and addresses have probably been successfully hacked for a second time.:

Premera (Anthem) Data Breach

... Anthem learned that Premera Blue Cross (Premera) was the subject of a cyber-attack. This is a different attack than the one suffered by Anthem. Anthem members who have accessed medical care in Alaska or Washington, serviced by Premera, may have been affected by Premera’s cyber-attack.

My guess is this is welcome to the Brave New World of our Electronic Records future. I doubt there'll be anyone in the country in the future who's personal data hasn't been hacked.

Anyhow, Momma does't want to sign up for the protection plan we are being encouraged to join, since she says it's another network where you have to provide them all your personal data---a Catch 22 all over again.

Any of you guys getting regularly hacked lately?

narciso

in other words, you don't know what you accomplished:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/yemen-security-saudi-idINL5N0XJ2JZ20150422

Captain Hate

Tammy takes on the Transgender Stasi:

http://tammybruce.com/2015/04/video-tammy-on-fox-with-elizabeth-hasselbeck-and-dr-susan-lipkins.html

narciso

je suis aurelie, she will likely get nowhere the attention of the celebrity victims, we are saturated with, 24/7,

Frau Keller

Have some Madeira, daddy, and listen to Swann and Flanders.
LUN

henry

daddy,are we getting hacked? probably. Its not clear that all companies will tell us when we get hit, or that they know about the hacking until a year or so after the fact (Forbes had something on this problem earlier today). Just so you feel better, the government is far less serious about protecting your data than companies are -- sovereign immunity means no consequences to them.

NKvirusedandback

Ig@1:10-- it's actually a lot simpler than that. The Mullahs won't detonate the Shia Bomb until AFTER sanctions are lifted and require Sec Council vote without veto to reinstate, which will never happen. So when the sanctions are lifted, and the Mullahs have their $120B in hand, they wil decide when to detonate the Mullah Bomb. Probably just after election day 2016.

matt

#bring our girls (transgendered, bi, whatever) home! Remember that? A lot we accomplished there.

The Christian Science Monitor doubled down this morning on the WSJ story on the migrant pipeline. I think this may cut through the MSM wall of bullshit for once.

matt

Ig, the good news is that the Mail posted a video of one of the S-300 rockets being launched against Ukrainian forces by the Ruskkies.

It was like a Bugs Bunny movie. It went up @ 200' and then fell to earth with a nice, big, satisfying explosion.

Ruskkie quality control is pretty bad.

narciso

are they selling the same batch to Iran,

narciso

utter lunacy:


http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2015/0421/How-the-fall-of-Qaddafi-gave-rise-to-Europe-s-migrant-crisis-video

henry

More pressure on ehtics committee to look into Tammy Baldwin's VA scandal coverup.

daddy

From Ronal Reagan's daughter Patti Davis, writing at The Daily Beast: Patti Davis: Don’t Let My Dad’s Shooter Go Free


For purposes of review, here are a few other things John Hinckely was doing at Saint Elizabeths (sic): Writing to mass murderers Ted Bundy and Charles Manson...He's (also) had several girlfriends, most notably Leslie duVeau who killed her 10-yearold daughter with a 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun."

Why the heck are we wasting so much money ever few years considering releasing this nutcase back into society?

jimmyk on iPhone

"Any of you guys getting regularly hacked lately?"

daddy, I got some letter like that, but interpreted it as a scam.

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