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June 03, 2015



Oh yeah First again

Beasts of England

Not only will they fall in line, but the juice boxers will present this as proof of Hilligula's superb leadership in winning them over. Woot!

Old Lurker

When do you head north, Jack?


If Salon doubles Joan Walsh, do we have to double post?

Does Salon have cloning technology we weren't aware of?

If one of those is alternate universe Joan Walsh, why no beard?

Old Lurker

Saw this in a comment at PJ Media on a story about how bad our economy really is and thought it summarizes my feelings pretty well:

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded here and there, now and then are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as bad luck.

Robert A. Heinlein"

Jack is Lightning⚡️


June 16th but not in Cardigan Mountain until the 27th of June. Then its a quick turnaround to hustle back to Boston for the Beagles and down 95 to make the Cross Sound ferry in New London. We drive back up on the 16th or 17th of July to pick him up from camp.


If the media didn't like Hilligula! even a little bit, they would cover all the cash for policy stuff her Foundation does. If they were slightly miffed at her they would cover the email server. etc to about a thousand levels deep.

Jack is Lightning⚡️

MM & rse,

Cross posting this from the previous thread. Interesting excerpt from a letter to the College Board about AP Curriculum for American Histroy.


Miss Marple


I went and found that article and read it. I don't know what my grandson's level of history education is, will have to ask him about it. Since he seems to have emerged from high school with an admiration for investing and a desire to start a business, plus a remarkably sarcastic attitude about PC themes, I assume that that curriculum has not invaded his school system yet.

Miss Marple

I posted this at the end of the last thread. It seems to me that there are fractures in the democrat coalition which could be exploited:


James D.

Jack, the usual google trick isnt working. Can you post the excerpt here?

Dave (in MA)

The google trick worked OK for me.

Jack is Lightning⚡️

Moar Harfilarity over at The Tepid Breeze:


So these are the things we’ve learned from Harf:

+The State Department considers concern over a 20% increase in Iranium nuclear stockpiles “absurd”

+The entire team is “totally perplexed” why the New York Times would report on it

+However, it’s apparently true, even while being “totally inaccurate,” because it’s “absurd” to think the State Department wasn’t already aware of it

+Harf keeps repeating herself over and over to convince people that it doesn’t matter

Jack is Lightning⚡️


From an open letter to the College Board regarding the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum framework issued last year for the U.S. history exam; the June 2 letter was signed by 55 scholars, including Leon R. Kass, Joyce Malcolm and Harvey Mansfield:

The new framework is organized around such abstractions as “identity,” “peopling,” “work, exchange, and technology,” and “human geography” while downplaying essential subjects, such as the sources, meaning, and development of America’s ideals and political institutions, notably the Constitution. Elections, wars, diplomacy, inventions, discoveries—all these formerly central subjects tend to dissolve into the vagaries of identity-group conflict. The new framework scrubs away all traces of what used to be the chief glory of historical writing—vivid and compelling narrative—and reduces history to an bloodless interplay of abstract and impersonal forces. Gone is the idea that history should provide a fund of compelling stories about exemplary people and events. No longer will students hear about America as a dynamic and exemplary nation, flawed in many respects, but whose citizens have striven through the years toward the more perfect realization of its professed ideals. The new version of the test will effectively marginalize important ways of teaching about the American past, and force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a perspective that self-consciously seeks to de-center American history and subordinate it to a global and heavily social-scientific perspective.

James D.

Thanks, Dave. I see it now.

Jeff Dobbs

From Insty:

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Inspector General: IRS Ignored Recommended Security Upgrades That Would Have Prevented Last Week’s Hack Of 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts.

Sidelining IGs has been a regular and deliberate pattern during Obama's two terms.

But in the not so bold prediction department, if a Republican wins the White House in 2016, we will see an overwhelming drive to push for the sacred importance of the office of Inspectors General - and their infallibility in all things - to hold the government accountable.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Like Joan I too don't think the media should hate poor Hillary.
Unlike Joan I think the media should just do their damned job.


Answers to the quiz


Kinda hard to tell wasn't it?



Raleigh, NC AP teacher and blogger (Betsy's Page) explains how easily gamed the new AP US History test is and how little actual knowledge or writing ability is now required.


Speaking of Eichman, according to David Axelrod,, a bewildered BOzo once told him in a moment of contemplation re charges that he's anti-semitic, "You know, I'm the closest thing to a Jew that's ever sat in this office."


Drudge in big letters now: Hillary Boots Children


As a history major, I denounce it.


Plus check out today's NY Post "Pantsuit on Fire" headline.


"If Hillary is the Democratic nominee in 2016, the media will fall in line."

Just like the blacks supporting democrats. It doesn't matter how much they are crapped on, the still vote d.

Jeff Dobbs

(look who's back with a new, new thread!)

Bill Peschel

I can't wait for Rob Fournier to explain how the media was so biased against Hillary in 2008, especially AP correspondent Rob Fournier.

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