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July 28, 2015

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henry

If you are saying Helen Keller, drunk has more natural tools for avoiding a collision than some drivers... stats agree.

Hooly J

Trump!!!

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

The Federalist asks about Trump's alleged mob ties.

Jeff Dobbs

TM:
Hint to self: "Median" doesn't mean "mean".

I take hitting the "median" to "mean" one is a bad driver.

Threadkiller

Normally I would ask about The Federalist and their curiosity regarding Tony Rezko, but this day is too full already.

I might be going by The Home Depot as well.

Busy, busy.

narciso

Wayne Barrett, he's the weasel that went after Guiliani, like Ahab after the White Whale,

Captain Hate

The GOPe aiming more at Trump than at Rodham or Weekend at Bernie's just shows even more how out of touch they are. Maybe Jeb can get James Baker to take shots at Huckabee.

lyle

If we only had James Frikkin' Baker to turn to in this time of need...

Miss Marple

Just stopping in. My sister is over here and we have projects going.

Cecil, understand your position. You should also understand the Trump supporters. There have been several good articles explaining the phenomenon.

I think Ace said it best when he said it is the angry voters cluebat for the GOP.

lyle

On a more serious note:

http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/072815-763718-carly-fiorina-makes-first-national-security-speech-reagan-library.htm?fromcampaign=1&p=3

I really like this woman.

Marlene

Those esteemed parliamentarians in the Senate from New England,including my two Senators have proposed a resolution to make September 25,2015 National Lobster Day. Collins and King say the lobster's role in the heritage and economy of New England are important enough to justify a day of celebration. Ayotte and Shaheen (NH) Reed and Whitehouse (RI) and Murphy (CT) agree.
Got lobstah?

Captain Hate

Welcome to the Thunderdome:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2015/07/27/kristol-odds-better-5050-big-dem-jumps-against-extraordinarily

Dave (in MA)

If I was mean I'd force the slow drivers in the left hand lane into the median.

narciso

there's a reason I call them the daily basilisk:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/07/28/ivana-trump-i-think-donald-would-make-an-incredible-president/

lyle

You'd have a target rich environment here in Idaho, Dave. And I mean target rich. That's IF you were mean, of course.

Captain Hate

Oh kewel, a stats thread. Does TM realize that the median can be the mean even though it usually isn't?

Appalled

Ignatz:

Should I get the opportunity to vote against the Donald in the Georgia GOP primary, rest assured that one of the last considerations I will have in mind is any alleged mob ties.

The one regret I will have when the Donald loses to whoever he loses to is that we shall never see him have a summit with Putin. The results of such an encounter would be -- fascinating.

narciso

occams razor would suggest otherwise,


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/alexander-litvinenkos-father-retracted-putin-poison-claim-inquiry-told-10421657.html

Jack is Back!

Has the Combover Kid ever said this?

"On my first day in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls. The first will be to my friend Bibi Netanyahu. I will reassure him that the United States will always stand with the State of Israel.

"My second call will be to the Supreme Leader of Iran. He might not take the call, but he will get the message. I will tell him: New deal. Unless and until Iran opens itself to full and unfettered inspections of all nuclear and military facilities, we are going to make it very hard for Iran to move money around the global financial system. U.S. companies should not be profiting off of this murderous regime. The next President of the United States will have a lot to do with whether Apple and McDonald’s are doing business in Tehran.

These two calls are also signals that the United States is back in the leadership business. I will not call Vladimir Putin. We have talked way too much to him. But he too will get the message."

- Carly Fiorina


Old Lurker

Don't forget the Mode. They always forget the Mode.

Appalled

If you are in the median, you are probably mean, and have to admit to at least one standard deviation.

henry

They always forget the Mode.

except on pie a la mode.

jimmyk

Does TM realize that the median can be the mean even though it usually isn't?

Also for something like driving that's hard to quantify, there's not much of a distinction. I know the example was accident rates, but I wouldn't measure driving skill just by that. Having taken a couple of trips recently and getting repeatedly hemmed in by people going slowly in the left lane, I'm pretty sure bad drivers can cause traffic jams and accidents involving others (but not themselves).

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Do I need to start using a "the views of the following commentary do not necessarily represent those of this station or its management" disclaimer with links?

Eric in Boise

when the Donald loses to whoever he loses to

Why do so many people assume that a country that can elect an arrogant Marxist punk twice is sophisticated enough to reject Mr. Combover?

I really like this woman

She certainly has a lot of common sense, doesn't she? That probably makes her unelectable. See above comment.

pie a la mode

...defined as "the most frequently ordered flavor" :)

lyle

https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/mind-blowing-temperature-fraud-at-noaa/

As if there were any doubt.

lyle

And the good little commie response:

http://pjmedia.com/blog/epa-chief-climate-change-is-fact-because-bad-weather-leads-the-news/

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said there is no need to continue debating the science behind climate change.

“I can remember a day when the weather report was in the middle of the domestic and international news and took about a minute and a half. It wasn’t the news. When you go on the news today the first thing you’ll hear about is the weather. So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they’re feeling it today,” McCarthy said during an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.


“I think we need to make it very clear and not continue to debate the science. I think we need to get more people speaking about it than EPA, or NOAA or NASA. I mean, those people are great and looked at as being experts, not necessarily the best at making climate change science personal for people so they understand it,” she added.

McCarthy, who met with the Pope Francis in January to discuss climate change, applauded his encyclical as “a big game changer.” She said it’s America’s “moral responsibility” to act on the issue.

lyle
I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I can’t run again. I actually think I’m a pretty good president — I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t.”

Obama said “there’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law is the law.”

“And no one person is above the law. Not even the president,” he continued.

Parody is dead. Long live Parody.

lyle

**tap...tap...tap**

Is this thing on?

lyle

If this won't lure Beasts out of JOM retirement, all hope is lost. From Powerline:

Nick Saban, the hugely successful head football coach at the University of Alabama, offered some interesting dating advice to his players, according to an excerpt from a new biography by Monte Burke. “Ultimately,” the coach reportedly told the team, “you never want to sleep with anybody who has less to lose than you do.”

Saban found a colorful way to drive home the point. “So, ultimately, if I’m ever going to sleep around on Miss Terry [his wife], it’s going to be with Hillary F**k**g Rodham Clinton,” he declared to uproarious laughter from the team.


Janet  S.

I just got back from the pro-life rally at the Capitol. It was very good. Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Blogger Matt Walsh, Sen. James Lankford, Rep. Marsha Blackburn,...

Matt Walsh's speech reminded me of Breitbart....SO strong.
Sen. Lankford was really good too.

I'll put some pics up on my FB page.

Jim Miller

Tom - When I wrote about this mistake back in May 2013, I did so because I had found an example in the "Scientific American" -- by a doctoral candidate at Boston University. (Don't recall checking to see if they ever corrected it.)

BTW, if you scroll up a ways, you'll find me picking on Maureen Dowd for messing up her metaphors, as she does from time to time.

narciso

yes, I saw that, but it seemed like zaphod overkill
:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/07/28/breaking-spy-jonathan-pollard-paroled-after-30-years/

daddy

A Good Morning QUIZ TIME: How Well Do You Know Your Tingles?

Mix and Match who said it:

1) Chris Matthews
2) DrK
3) Holly O'Donnell Abortion Center Phlebotomist

A) Romney is not the kind of guy who sends A Thrill Up Your Leg"

B) I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often.

C) The moment I took the tweezers I put them in the dish, and I remember grabbing a leg, and I said "This is a leg," and the moment I picked it up I could just feel like death and pain. Like I've never felt that before, like shoot up through my body and I started to, I blacked out, basically. They got the smelling salt. I woke up in the recovery room, and looking around was really embarrassed. You know, who faints at their first job. And one nurse looks at me at says "Oh, new, you're new, huh?", and I'm like "Yeah." "Don't worry, it still happens to a bunch of us." Like really? "Yeah, some of us don't ever get over it."


daddy

The Federalist asks about Trump's alleged mob ties.

They should ask the question, "Who has more former Law Partners and colleagues convicted of Felonies, Trump or Hillary?"

Just for future reference, as they come to mind today, would you mind mentioning former associates of Ms Clinton that broke the Law and got convicted. Might be info nice to have at hand as this Election progresses. I'll start with some easy ones:

1) Webb Hubble
2) Sandy Berger
3)

henry

Not good for Brady.

Cecil Turner

. . . rest assured that one of the last considerations I will have in mind is any alleged mob ties.

No kidding.

The one regret I will have when the Donald loses to whoever he loses to . . .

Vastly entertaining, but there is a serious side here. Teh Donald has derailed the initial part of the process wherein we weed out the obviously unsuitable and get down to the few real front-runners and have a debate amongst the contenders. This vastly increases the chances that a well-heeled GOPe candidate (spelled: JEB) goes down to the wire for the nomination, whilst Walker, Cruz, etc. run out of money. Just because he can't win doesn't mean he doesn't have an impact.

Thomas Collins

But, henry, good for some lively JOM main threads, sub-threads, sub-sub threads, sub-sub-sub threads, . . . .

henry

TC, and beer sales in MA.

daddy

When you go on the news today the first thing you’ll hear about is the weather. So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they’re feeling it today,” McCarthy said

Mark Twain (Preface to one of his books)

No weather will be found in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book through without weather. It being the first attempt of the kind in fictitious literature, it may prove a failure, but it seemed worth the while of some dare-devil person to try it, and the author was in just the mood.

Many a reader who wanted to read a tale through was not able to do it because of delays on account of the weather. Nothing breaks up an author's progress like having to stop every few pages to fuss-up the weather. Thus it is plain that persistent intrusions of weather are bad for both reader and author.

Of course weather is necessary to a narrative of human experience. That is conceded. But it ought to be put where it will not be in the way; where it will not interrupt the flow of the narrative. And it ought to be the ablest weather that can be had, not ignorant, poor-quality, amateur weather. Weather is a literary specialty, and no untrained hand can turn out a good article of it. The present author can do only a few trifling ordinary kinds of weather, and he cannot do those very good. So it has seemed wisest to borrow such weather as is necessary for the book from qualified and recognized experts-giving credit, of course. This weather will be found over in the back part of the book, out of the way. See Appendix. The reader is requested to turn over and help himself from time to time as he goes along.

Threadkiller

Forgot the dry mustard for the meatloaf . I hope my neighbor has some so I don't have to turn back around and head to town again.

Groan.

My youngest is going to try a clarifing shampoo and conditioner. I hope it works!

Thomas Collins

Yes, henry, lots of suds will be spilled in the discussions about this. And there's even something new (unless I missed a prior report). Apparently Brady destroyed his cell phone.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/07/28/nfl-upholds-tom-brady-four-game-suspension/fhOdVIaay3E0lPOIyt4A1J/story.html

Captain Hate

Why is it Trump's fault the primary season is so GD long and requires a huge amount of cash to conduct a campaign?

henry

Did he teach Miss Lindsey cell phone destruction techniques?

Extraneus

Big deal. Other players get 4-week suspensions for DWIs or weed.

Just take your lumps and shut up, deflate man.

(N.B. I hate the Patriots, and Brady in particular.)

Eric in Boise

My youngest is going to try a clarifing shampoo and conditioner

I'd probably stick with the dry mustard, TK.

Captain Hate

Goodell versus Brady? Lock the building and burn it down.

daddy

We talk tons about what's going on on the Republican side of the Campaign, but from listening to Talk Radio soundbites yesterday, I think the Senate fireworks about the Crony Capitalism of the Ex/Im Bank fits beautifully into helping the Bernie Sanders Campaign, and directly harms Hillary.

Sanders message of Corporate corruption in Congress appeals directly to the College and younger age Millenials, struggling over jobs and College Loans, whereas Hillary's support for the Ex/Im Bank goes along with her habit of giving $300,000 speeches at Colleges that these kids can't pay to go to. Sanders is taking advantage of that, and from what I can tell via my Talk Radio headphones, that's having an effect.

Dave (in MA)

Belichik is going to assume DEFCON 1 like in '97.
Too bad we don't get to see Harbaugh during the regular season.

Dave (in MA)

'07. Cripes.

Threadkiller

LOL, Eric!

Her hair is actually a "fruit punch" color.

Cecil Turner

John Hawkins gets every single point wrong (it's a talent). About the only thing Trump got right is that McCain's detention does not a hero make.

Threadkiller

Oh, I get it, Eric!

Very cute.

Miss Marple

TK,

When my daughter was in high school a friend talked her into dying her hair red.

My daughter was then a dark blonde with golden skin. Red hair on her was hideous, made her skin look yellow.

Took her to a professional who stripped the color out and re-colored it. Cost me $150 but it was worth it.

Boy, was I mad!

daddy

Would it surprise anyone if no American has read the Iran side deals "or ever will"?

Posted by: DebinNC

Deb,

I think the better question would be What is the last piece of Legislation that every Congressman actually read before voting it on it? What do you think, 1960's to 1970's, (ERA Amendment) or would we have to go all the way back to the early 1900's when they were debating whether to make "Mother's Day" a National Holiday?

GMax

The new CNN/ORC poll is pretty brutal for the Liar Party. The poll tries it's best, sampling a full 7% more Democrats than Republicans but get this women reject the deal by a larger majority than men do. Every age cohort over 35 years of age rejects it. Millenials and minorities and liberals approve.

Miss Marple

daddy,

I have lost your email. Do you have mine, still? If you do, drop me a note so I can make arrangements with you for August 4.

Threadkiller

Thanks,MM.

Still trying to save a buck, but we may have to go that route if she wants to keep her long hair.

Arghh

James D

Trump is doing one thing that would be good for the Republicans, if they choose to pay attention.

He is shining a light on the dissatisfaction the base, and also some Dems and independents, have with politics as usual, and with the lies that politicans keep telling even when they're clearly at variance with reality.

The opportunity is right there, if the Republicans want to learn it. There are a LOT of people who are frightened and angry and tired of being lied to by their "leaders." And they are waiting for someone to talk to them, and to agree that, yes, the emperor has no clothes.

Any of the R candidates can do this - it doesn't require screaming or setting their hair on fire. It DOES require taking the base seriously.

daddy

On or shortly before March 6, the day that Tom Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells and his colleagues, Brady directed that the cell pone he had used for the prior four months be destroyed."

I'm confused. Is Tom Brady more like Hillary Clinton, or more like Richard Nixon?

Catch-up is hard today.

Eric in Boise

There are a LOT of people who are frightened and angry and tired of being lied to by their "leaders."

I agree that this is a big part of Trump's appeal, but Carly seems to be shooting pretty straight as well. Why is Trump doing so much better? Is it his celebrity status?

James D

I tihnk the celebrity status is a big part of it.

Well, that and the fact that the MSM isn't really covering Fiorina at all, probably to protect poor fragile Hillary from her attacks.

Captain Hate

Granny gets confused easily:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=358125

Miss Marple

Eric.

I think it's partly his celebrity status, and partly the coverage he gets from the press.

Of course, they are convinced they are doing Hillary's work by egging Trump on, when it looks to me like it's backfiring. I believe Trump is drawing a lot of moderate democrats who are fed up and had no alternative in their party.

So far, it's also called attention to illegal immigration and sanctuary cities, poor trade deals, American prestige falling, and the crummy economy and jobs situation.

I sure am hoping Fiorina gets on that debate stage because I think she will impress a lot of people who really don't want to vote for Trump but feel like no one is listening to them.

Joey T

A tweet yesterday from unbiased Federalist author of story on Trump...

"David Marcus ‏@BlueBoxDave 18h18 hours ago
Tomorrow I settle the family business. #TrumpIsGoingDown"

https://mobile.twitter.com/BlueBoxDave/status/625840569592492032

GOPe Bio: David MarcusDavid Marcus is a senior contributor to the Federalist and the Artistic Director of Blue Box World, a Brooklyn based theater project. His plays have been seen on the stages of Galapagos Arts Space, D Lounge, and Theater Double Rep. A former member of the Bat Acting Company at the Flea Theater he has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Theater for the New City among many others. In addition to his writing for the Federalist his work has appeared in National Review Online, City Journal, PJ Media, Liberty Island and the New York Theater Review.

Jack is Back!

Eric,

He has unlimited money plus celebrity status. I just bought a can of Chock Full of Nuts coffee (a New York thing) and it is the official coffee of The Celebrity Apprentice. Trump is everywhere.

Tapping into anger is one thing, but being able to articulate how you will sate that anger is another. At least Fiorina is very specific on what she will do (see lyle's 12:49 above. I have yet to hear Trump go into any kind of detail on how he would operate.

I am still Walker/Rubio or Walker/Fiorina and becomin more and more ABJ (Anyone But Jeb).

clarice

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/mcconnell-says-he-will-hold-vote-repeal-obamacare-simple-51-vote

lyle

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/politics/donald-trump-cnn-orc-poll-2016/index.html

Headline:

What's behind the Trump bump? A disgruntled GOP electorate

Hey, you angry rubes!

Marlene

Geez, I took a nap (slept thru a thunderstorm) and woke to Howie Carr discussing Brady. His listeners call and text with funny comments. One asked,if Hillary doesn't have to turn over her server,why does Tommy have to turn over his cell phone?

GUS

Please be advised that at SOME POINT Donald T.RUMP (pun intended) will HAVE TO quit the race. Many will be ready and willing to take his support. T.RUMP is not going to leave without stoking his own ego to the hilt. He will shit on the party or he'll back someone who sucks up to him.

Miss Marple

This has nothing to do with anything, but is something I have always wondered:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a13395/roman-concrete-how-it-lasted-2000-years-17535354/?src=TrueAnth_POPMECHANICS_TW&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=55b7d87b04d301156a000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Old Lurker

Clarice, what good are those votes to repeal Obamacare at this point? That is going to accomplish nothing, seems to me. Killing ExIm and PP...now that would do something.

lyle

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/politics/hillary-clinton-carbon-neutral-campaign-2016/index.html

"This campaign will be carbon neutral," the aide said Tuesday morning. "We'll be offsetting the carbon footprint of the campaign and that includes travel."

The aide would not specify how the campaign would achieve carbon neutrality, but said the campaign would roll out specifics as they unveil the rest of their climate change plan in the coming weeks.

Clinton's 2008 campaign also pledged to go carbon neutral.

The most common way to achieve carbon neutrality is by buying voluntary carbon offsets that make up for things like private air travel and driving.There are other ways to reach carbon neutrality, they include planting trees, counting clean commuting and making changes in an office environment, but those are far less common.

Who knew Hilligula was the pious, religious type?

lyle

Reuters:

Obama says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal

That's because "death to America" sounds just peachy to him.

Captain Hate

Jen Rubin will be sooooooooooo disappointed by this

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-democratic-donors/2015/07/28/id/659220/?ns_mail_uid=32944113&ns_mail_job=1629267_07282015&s=al&dkt_nbr=orb2xeij

Janet  S.

With Planned Parenthood & many, many other things....every Republican (even pro-abortion ones) should be saying that it is not the federal government's job to be giving money to businesses.

Abortion is legal but there is no reason why we should all have to subsidize that business.

Abortion clinics, solar companies, PBS, windmill companies, ethanol,... Why do taxpayers have to subsidize all this crap?

They can exist, but they have to make it on their own like thousands of other businesses have to.

Janet  S.

Planned Parenthood is a protected business. Where'd the whole "evil big business" meme go?

http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/28/planned-parenthoods-pr-firm-is-asking-reporters-not-to-air-undercover-video/

I like Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller.

Slocum

It's also possible that most drivers believe -- correctly -- that they are above average based on their own conception of what makes someone a good driver. Somebody might they're above average because they drive slowly, safely, and conservatively, while another might think so because they're good at driving a sports car very fast on a twisting mountain road, and yet another because they can rock-crawl a 4WD over tricky off-road trails at Moab. Add in those who think they're good because they can drive heavy trucks or back a trailer or never get lost or ...

Marlene

Howie Carr is interviewing Carly now. She just said Brady learned how to wipe his phone clean by observing Hillary. Politicians aren't being held accountable. She has no idea why Republican leadership won't a bill defunding PP come to the floor of the Senate. She says people are surprised when she's asked a question on the campaign trail and she actually gives an answer. She's concerned that Hillary is getting a pass because of the Donald hoopla. She's focused on Hillary,reminds Howie about the question she asked at CPAC,will Hillary please name an accomplishment? She says the RNC might be troubled by "too many" candidates,but the American people aren't. Commercial.

rse

I got a call a few hours ago about breast cancer fundraising. I told them thy were too tied to Planned Parenthood and hung up.

I think that is an important message for them to hear.

lyle

I like Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller.

I'll trust your judgement on the former but I hate the latter. NRO is almost as bad.

Marlene

*won't allow a bill*

Rick Ballard

OL,

Too soon on Baby Butchers. Hearings in September/October while the Fascists mull over BOzo's Holocaust proposal, then after the Fascists vote to support the New Holocaust, let them vote in support of spending American taxpayer dollars to butcher babies.

We can watch Red Witch try and bolt Broom IV to a Saturn V while we wait. The ACME instruction book is pretty clear, she should get ignition any month now.

clarice

OL, every veto counts.

ex Im is still stalled BTW--

daddy

Miss Marple,

Found your e-mail and fired a note off.

On the Roman concrete thing, I recall the wife and I 20 years back touring a small Roman town called Palestrina, and the big thing to see was the remains of the Temple of Fortuna, which had been built I think a few hundred years BC, during the Republican Era, and was supposedly an experimental novel way for the Romans to use concrete to make massive structures. It was uncovered during WW2 Bombing and I do recall my dad mentioning it, probably along with your dad, as they tromped up the spine of Italy killing Germans.

Anyhow, a great site to visit, and what I liked most abut it was the Roman mosaic of North Africa displayed in the Museum, which I think was the most interesting Roman mosaic I ever saw, as it depicted the capture of wild animals way down the Nile, and I believe an image of the well they think might have been the well the sun shone straight down into, so that Eratosthenes could figure out the circumference of the earth.

If anyone' interested, here's a link with a good expandable view of the: Mosaic.

Extraneus

University of California offers six choices for 'gender identity'

DebinNC

Over the weekend HC emerged from hiding with a speech claiming "systemic racism" will be the focus of her campaign. Looking forward to months of HC, Bernie, and O'Malley trying to out white-guilt each other to win the coveted black vote. Jeb gave a weekend talk along those lines with a story about his dark-skinned sons facing racial taunts. ABJ - anybody but Jeb imo.

Jack is Back!

The Photo and its from a friendly New Republic.

She is going down and hard if this is her circle of support.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122391/hillary-clinton-keeps-ducking-questions-about-keystone-pipeline

Jack is Back!

The Photo and its from a friendly New Republic.

She is going down and hard if this is her circle of support.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122391/hillary-clinton-keeps-ducking-questions-about-keystone-pipeline

Janet  S.

The other thing that is so odd these days is that while the left wants to kill babies in their abortion mills...
...the same left wants to bring in thousands of poor kids that are citizens of other countries.

How does that make sense? If being poor is the problem, how bout we help out the American woman with her baby like we do the illegals?

Miss Marple

My gosh, Jack!

They must really hate her!

Jack is Back!

Oh, Janet. You are using logic and common sense which has no place in today's AmeriKKKa, don't you know?

lyle

Completely OT:

Is it just me or do some of the other classical music loving JOmers have a nit to pick with this paragraph from a story on the front page of today's WSJ:

Brad Segal, a child prodigy schooled as a pianist at the Juilliard School in New York, is devoted to his music. Classically trained, he also grew up playing the blues, so he can shift seamlessly from a Ray Charles riff to a Beethoven fugue.
Miss Marple

I think Janet's question is a good one.

lyle

How does that make sense? If being poor is the problem, how bout we help out the American woman with her baby like we do the illegals?

Being poor isn't the problem. Ensuring how the poor vote is.

lyle

Hilligula pens some BS op-ed in today's Boston Globe. (I'm sure you can find it without too much trouble.) Taranto brings the snark:

Wow, imagine this: A grandmother with a brain drives by a place of business, and with her two eyes she sees a mob of employees who’ve walked off the job. They’re carrying signs urging customers to boycott their employer and patronize its competitors. “Now that’s smart economics,” Granny says. “These people are working more efficiently, staying on the job longer, and providing better customer service. We need policies that encourage more companies to prosper in this way.”

That’s our Hillary! Just kidding, our Hillary doesn’t drive.

GMax

Ex IM is quite dead, thus the need to revive it by legislation. The House refuses to play ball, and McConnell is now saying Senate will pass short term transportation funding bill without Ex Im so the whole stunt made very little sense from where I sit.

GMax

Ex IM is quite dead, thus the need to revive it by legislation. The House refuses to play ball, and McConnell is now saying Senate will pass short term transportation funding bill without Ex Im so the whole stunt made very little sense from where I sit.

rse

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/28/in-spanish-jeb-tells-telemundo-about-immigration-plans-and-his-very-hispanic-household/

"we still don't have a country of complete justice." Now there's a fundamental difference between jeb and most of us when it comes to parenting. I taught my kids that fair was not a word in the real world, only in the dictionary.

This twit who regards himself as a conservative and is so pious about "that's not how we win elections" tells his kids we do not yet have complete justice.

Never will either, especially with pols like him wanting to 'lead' us.

GMax

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