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August 18, 2015

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Buckeye

Heard some really good news.

Mrs Buckeye has a very close friend who's husband was in the same dorm with me freshman year at Ahia State. He went on to law school, and despite being a prog, is a nice guy. Has provided legal advise to our family on several occasions as a favor, pro bono.

We have dinner with them occasionally and while politics usually ends up as a point of discussion, always civil and without rancor.

Heard that BOzo has finally pushed him over the edge and he is voting Republican next election.

Even better, he also stated that they should never have let Joanie (their youngest daughter) go through the Wymins Studies program in college.

Will wonders never cease!

Appalled

Cecil

I am not a monk offering up prayers for living and dead politicians. I do not think of Chamberlin at all, and do not think much about Carter. (Though I pass his library pretty much daily.)

WE do sometime pray for all the souls in purgatory, which is species of wishing them well, I guess. So I might actually be wishing the old umbrealla man well, without meaning it.

Cecil Turner

Once the peanut man arrives in purgatory (assuming he makes the cut), I'll probably soften on him a bit. Unless the Dems try to make a posthumous martyr out of him (like the famed Lion of the Senate) . . . then all civility bets are off.

DebinNC

Carter is vain and unlikable to almost the end.

maryrose

Cecil
I agree with you
I watched helplessly as our hostages were held and brutalized by the Iranians
That is why this awful deal with Iran is so wrong
They will never be our friends

daddy

Good Morning. Haven't started catch-up, but during last nights dog walk, 3 callers to a Talk Show appeared to be Crypto's (NSA type folks who deal with all that Top Secret Message and Imaging stuff we've been talking about for days)

When in the Navy, I had previously dated a Crypto for a bit over a year, and currently have a relative/relation employed in the field, so I think I had enough experience to know what these callers were explaining to the host.

Here's the gist, and you may all already know this.

These Secure communications we're talking about, especially the Satellite imaging, are imaging that only are accessed by qualified and screened individuals, and are only accessed in very secure rooms called something like SCIF's (where there are no windows and they are heavily shielded to ensure no electronic snooping or transmissions go in or out, that are insecure.)

2nd, as these levels in Security go higher, above Classified to Top Secret and the follow on Alphabet numbers TTS, etc, this electronic info exists on servers and computers that is a different and separate "virtual" network than the standard Google/JOM network we all access and work with. The 2 don't mix. Meaning that if I'm in one of these rooms Crypto's cannot send any of this imaging on their SCIF computer to JOM or any email address that folks like us use.

Further, when you enter these SCIF rooms, you only enter after you have turned over any items like your Blackberry, iPhone, thumb drives etc, anything that can record, take pics, copy, etc.

So all that said, the Crypto's who were talking last night said that they were befuddled at trying to figure out how imaging got out of a SCIF room and onto Hillary's E-mail system. They were all certain it had to have been intentionally taken---either surreptitiously copied or somehow physically stolen, removed from the SCIF room, and then copied, by phone or copy machine or imaging etc, that allowed it then to be transmitted over the Internet type of system to Hillary's E-mail, in the way that you and I E-mail.

Their comments were that they were appalled, and that the Intel Community workers like themselves, who really don't have an opportunity to talk about such things to folks like us, were all appalled, and that this was creating a huge uproar in the community. And they also all agreed that anyone who did this, like themselves, even if they had done something much, much smaller then take and send imaging, they would be fired and prosecuted.

Anyhow, I put this out there as it was the first I had heard about the particulars. We hear a lot of acronyms thrown out, and we hear a lot of adjectives, but we do not hear the actual specifics of what was done.

I though this was worth mentioning, and am glad to hear more if anyone knows more, or if I am wrong.

Another takeaway was that they could not come up with a scenario as to why this removing and transmitting of the imaging would have been done, that had any "positive" motives or "positive" reasons for what it had been done. They could only think of "negative" reasons. And unfortunately they expressed that they did not have faith that the situation would be properly investigated and properly punished by Lynch and the Administration, unless for some reason Obama wanted to eliminate Hillary as a contender.

So that's my half-baked, 'hair on fire' conspiracy post of the morning. Off on a Library run. Cheerio.

pagar

Only 15 years of eating dog food to go and then everything will be great.

http://michellemalkin.com/2015/08/20/head-of-epa-obamas-clean-power-plan-will-hit-low-income-minorities-hardest-but-theyll-get-incredible-savings-by-2030/?utm_source=co2hog

Do not attempt to top this BS. It can't be done.

Miss Marple

I just wish someone would admit that his undermining the Shah was the start of all of the Islamic terrorism.

I think I have told my kids about a million times that all of it is Carters fault to begin with, including the war between Iraq and Iran, which would NEVER have happened if the Shah had still been in charge.

GMax

You might have noticed that the Double Douchebag has been quite scarce. It might have something to do with the latest Quinny poll. Red Witch is trailing Republicans in head to head match ups in :

Florida

Ohio

and

Pennsylvania

Remember that I caution that the true head to head numbers wont be known until we have a Republican nominee, as some respondents will not admit they will vote for someone other than their favorite candidate, until the nomination makes that impossible.

maryrose

The fact that Carter actually thought finally rescuing the hostages after 428 days would have won him re election shows a man engaged in magical thinking
Canceling the Americans participation in the Olympics punishing the wrong people just shows a small personality and a self righteousness that is hard to take

Miss Marple

Maryrose,

I agree. Notice also that "sending more helicopters" ignores the fact that those helicopters crashed in the desert killing military people, whose bodies were poked with sticks and danced around!

All it meant to him was he might have won re-election.

Bah.

I wonder what the relatives of those long-dead heroes thought when they heard Carter say that.

DebinNC

Very interesting intel info, daddy.

Miss Marple

Nazi train full of gold and art found somewhere in Poland. Finders want 10% finders' fee.

Rumor was that it was in a tunnel system under some castle. Don't know where they found it.

You wanna see stark raving madness?

Heh, Pagar, see WattsUp for the huge benefit of EPAs mileage rules.

maryrose

MM
Very interesting about the find in Poland
So many treasures were stolen and never returned
How could someone enjoy a work of art taken from someone else as a spoils of war
I agree with your advice to young girls
I remember as a counselor I always encouraged them to pursue their own career and not to depend on some man to support them

Miss Marple

Leaving for the evening.

By the way, Fox is running a re-hash of their Katrina coverage tomorrow.

I do not believe I care to see Shep being hysterical again.

DebinNC

BOzo will briefly interrupt his Aug. vacay for a quick Katrina photo-op in New Orleans with the Dem mayor and some ninth ward props.

Jane

Great news Buckeye!

Cecil Turner

I worked in a SCIF for three years doing staff stuff. At higher echelons, often the entire headquarters command center is a SCIF. (BTW, "SCIF" means "special compartmented information [SCI] facility.)

The email they were showing on the news from Hillary's email was marked "TOP SECRET/SI/TK/NOFORN" . . . which means (respectively) it was top secret, special information, program 'talent keyhole', and not releasable to foreign nationals. If you go to that SCI link above, you'll find talent keyhole relates to satellite information (keyhole, like the name implies is a spy satellite).

This is a big deal, as is diplomatic communications in general. The idea you could run State from a private email server is obviously flawed, and only someone who prioritized politics over national security would even consider it. Unfortunately, that lately describes pretty much all highly partisan Democrats.

pagar

@03:46 Thanks,

Wow, that is a earth changing event, worth every bit of the 4 spin cycle award.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/08/20/spin-cycle-epa-deflates-climate-impacts-inflates-significance/

Dave (in MA)

http://patterico.com/2015/08/19/the-true-conservative-choice-is-ted-cruz-not-donald-trump-part-1-demonstrated-backbone/

http://patterico.com/2015/08/19/trump-right-on-birthright-citizenship-but-still-a-narcissistic-fool/

http://patterico.com/2015/08/20/the-true-conservative-choice-is-ted-cruz-not-donald-trump-part-2-eminent-domain-abuse/

I know that narciso at least has been reading Frey's posts, but I thought others might be interested.

rse

jimmy-I said the purpose of charters. Not everyone has had their language thrown back at them yet but it is happening. Even heard of a private creating a different less academic more sel and project based curriculum for their accreditation visit. Otherwise didactic gets written up.

Success gets good results in part because they changed the definition of what constitutes success. The purpose of vouchers is to force the same ed vision everywhere and both the OECD and UN have acknowledged that fact. That fact would be fixable if people did not pretend that the public money gives the accreditors to dictate what goes on in every classroom where the school gets the money.

The private school teachers in Ga are so frustrated at what vouchers here did to the privates within a single year. They are also frustrated the parents have not caught on and protested so they could get back to teaching again.

All of the Rep candidates are getting their ed visions from think tanks that employ prog poly sci PhD's. It's not a conservative vision. It's a progressive one that gets adopted because it is labelled conservative.

Extraneus

And let's not forget, Obama knew about the private email ID:

“Yes, he was aware of her email address. He traded emails with her,” Obama spokesman Josh Earnest told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. “But he was not aware of her personal email server or that she was using it exclusively for all her business.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-knew-hillary-clintons-private-email-address/story?id=29505653

They all did.

As to his second sentence, it's silly. Did they think she used a public server? No server?

Extraneus

His last sentence, I mean.

And btw, though they try to act dumb, the fact that they had to jump through hoops to let Obama use his blackberry means they all probably know more about email security than we do.

Buckeye

rse

How much K-12 funding comes from the Feds?

Seems like returning control and the money back to the states is priority #1

Extraneus

In that same article:

In an interview Saturday, Obama said he learned of his secretary of state's private email address use through recent news reports, "the same time everybody else learned it."

Earnest explained that the president was referring to details of her email system and the fact that she had not been in compliance with State Department policy for nearly six years after failing to submit the records for transfer to government computers.

Liars.

pagar

Bet you thought they just shot people in Chicago.

http://heyjackass.com/enlightening-commentary/when-honor-students-attack/

"The ordeal began when a 20-year-old man selling his bicycle on Craigslist arranged to meet with the men at the Shell gas station, 1950 W. Division St. around 2 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors said."

“Five young men, including a scholarship college student and a Whitney Young High School graduate with high honors, are charged in a brutal robbery where the victim was beaten with baseball bats, a metal pole and sprayed with a can of mace at a busy Shell gas station Tuesday afternoon."

Unbelievable that educated people would throw their lives away like that.


rse

Traditionally about 9% but RTT and other programs have increased it to about 13-14%.

That does not count the part of the budget coming from the dept of ag under school lunch program. That is huge and was the real story behind snowpocalypse in Atlanta. They thought they could get in lunch and then dismiss and qualify for that day's dollars.

No one thought through the implications of then sending out notifications to more than 500 K school children in the middle of the workday that school had been let out 15 minutes before the phone calls. Literally every working parent in atlanta tried to leave at once.

Freaking school lunch money.

I could write a first rate charter and vouchers could work but we have to recognize the current purpose and function of the language to fix this. We also have to recognize that when the intl corrupticrats at the un and oecd say this is our way in, we need to listen to them.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ignatz:

Despite the implications that I am out of my mind, or a bit thick, I enjoyed the generally friendly sparring yesterday on immigration.--

Just banter, Appalled.
As with TK and DoT a lot of the disagreement stems from one person arguing what will probably happen while the other is arguing what should happen.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

As to Carter, he was of course an idiot and a rather nasty one at times, but if the thief on the cross got to Paradise and Jesus could ask forgiveness for the guys crucifying Him who am I to begrudge a venal little man the same mercy?
Some things transcend politics.

DebinNC

Unbelievable that educated people would throw their lives away like that.

There's definitely more to that tale. The implication is that the bat-wielders stole the guy's bike, but that's not stated. Neither is what motivated the frenzied beat-down.

Extraneus

Check out Jennifer Palmieri with Wolf Blitzer today:

“On that point,” Blitzer responded, “why wouldn’t she want to keep her own email records — maybe there were some fun, cute emails — why would she need to wipe all that clean?”

“She deglided, um, because she didn’t, I mean, these are, these are personal emails and I think that everyone understands even Hillary Clinton gets a zone of privacy and she decided that she, uh, she retains a couple months-worth of emails so you can, you know, so she can, uh, uh, find personal emails she needs to but after that, she doesn’t need them anymore. So, she made this decision, I think is, obviously, you know, she was former secretary of state, so we want to be sure people understand, uh, how she handled classified information when shew as secretary of state, she was very careful with it, she didn’t deal with it online, she dealt with it on hard copy, in meetings, not on the computer,” Palmieri said.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/clinton-spox-stumbles-and-mumbles-over-deleted-emails/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Ok, today's puzzler;
If Caitlyn Jenner is tried and convicted which prison does he/she go to?

maryrose

I hope for Carters sake his end is swift and painless
After 90 years of life no one should suffer
In my book his purgatory time is happening now

maryrose

Iggy
That's easy She goes to the women's prison
Bruce wouldn't last a day with the gents

lyle

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillarys-latest-defense-what-is-classified-information-anyway/article/2570495

The Deconstructionist Argument. [slaps forehead!] Wonder what Derrida would have to say about this.

GMax

If you do nothing else today, go get a chuckle by looking up the latest Ramirez cartoon "Weekend at Bernies". You will not regret it...

DebinNC

http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/michaelramirez/2015/08/20/134529

lol, GMax

Janet

Liars.

Amen.

I am starving for some consequences for all the lawlessness that is uncovered.

Jeff Dobbs

Maybe this is one of those "anchors" Dilbert man Scott Adams was talking about?

Trump:

“You have 90 million people that aren’t working. Ninety-three million to be exact,” he said. “If you start adding it up, our real unemployment rate is 42 percent.”
...
Under Trump’s apparent method, the entire adult U.S. population would be considered potential members of the workforce. But using that ratio would include a host of people who do not work and have no intention of working.

Extraneus

Any good Ashley Madison exposures today? Weren't there 14 whitehouse.gov email IDs?

maryrose

Janet
Without consequences lawlessness persists
Hillary remains among us because previous wrongdoing was swept under the rug
They were allowed to return the furniture to the WH
They ruined people's lives and all they got was Bill disbarred and embarrassed
These are not good people they deserve every bit of their comeuppance

Rocco Martino

"hillarys-latest-defense-what-is-classified-information-anyway"

Didn't work for Libby. Shouldn't work for Hillary.

lyle

Ramirez is a national treasure.

Janet

Trump on the term anchor babies - https://www.facebook.com/FoxBusiness/videos/10153517326230238/

How can anyone NOT like his answer?

lyle

This is how it's done, GOPe:

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/08/20/bobby-jindal-to-counter-pro-choice-protest-at-governors-mansion-by-screening-videos-from-planned-parenthood-sting-outside/

daddy

DONALD TRUMP FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

Please join me in my campaign to get Trump the Nobel Peace Prize. Here's my logic:

If Trump is able to effectively lambast the dangerous Iran Nuke Deal and it's imbecilic chief negotiator to the point where it is treated with the ridicule and contempt it so richly deserves, thus making it easier for politicians to defeat the Deal, then Trump will have done more for real World Peace in the year 2015 than any other human on the planet.

The only way he could top winning this, is if when he is awarded that drooling idiot John Kerry's coveted Peace Prize, Trump turns it down in a big media spectacle, and very effectively shoves it up the ass of both John Kerry, plus the ass of that loathsome Nobel Nominating Committee, who's lopsided and totally unwarranted influence in this crazy world has become as dangerous, if not more dangerous, to honest World Peace than the targets that committee and it's hack supporters so often identify as the true enemies of World Peace.

So Donald Trump for the Peace Prize, and "death to the Nobel Peace Prize committee!"

Anybody got any catchy slogans we can use?

Extraneus

What time is the NSFW hour? I wanted to post a link to DeBlasio's forming a task force to curb topless women in Times Square, but it really deserves an accompanying pic.

maryrose

Jeff
So true and many people think we are Greece where you don't have to work
Could I persuade you to start a new thread

Old Lurker

"Weren't there 14 whitehouse.gov email IDs?"

Did Michelle get any takers?

Dave (in MA)

BOBBY JINDAL PUNCHES BACK TWICE AS HARD: Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/212901/

Would this be happening in a race that didn't include somebody like Trump?

Jeff Dobbs

Ext:
Weren't there 14 whitehouse.gov email IDs?

I read 44.

maryrose

OL
Stop reminding about the worst First Lady we have had in our entire history
I can't wait to see the back of her

Jeff Dobbs

maryrose:
Could I persuade you to start a new thread

I'm headed out right now. Maybe when I'm back home I can be persuaded.........

lyle

I can't wait to see the back of her

Oh, she got back. Amirite, homies?

lyle

Hilligula's spokesbint dissembles. Behold:

“She had her, um, she had — what happened was she — state department came to all the former secretaries of state last fall to ask for — to ask for whatever records they may have because they realized that, um, uh, they didn’t becau- because, uh, not just Hillary Clinton but other secretaries of state may have used personal email they may not have captured everything.

“So she had, she asked, uh, her lawyers to look at this so she had some legal minds on the case to see which emails were state department and which were personal and, uh, turned over the state department ones, uh, anything that was business related and, and then chose not to retain the ones that she, the ones that were personal,” Palmieri said.

“On that point,” Blitzer responded, “why wouldn’t she want to keep her own email records — maybe there were some fun, cute emails — why would she need to wipe all that clean?”

“She deglided, um, because she didn’t, I mean, these are, these are personal emails and I think that everyone understands even Hillary Clinton gets a zone of privacy and she decided that she, uh, she retains a couple months-worth of emails so you can, you know, so she can, uh, uh, find personal emails she needs to but after that, she doesn’t need them anymore. So, she made this decision, I think is, obviously, you know, she was former secretary of state, so we want to be sure people understand, uh, how she handled classified information when shew as secretary of state, she was very careful with it, she didn’t deal with it online, she dealt with it on hard copy, in meetings, not on the computer,” Palmieri said.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Considering today's zeitgeist I'm amazed anyone actually thought hacking and exposing the Ashley Madison clientele was a public good of any sort.

Pretty sure Poet Laureate Kennedy would find in there somewhere a constitutional right to cheat on your constitutional right of a marriage.
What about those who wish to identify as cheaters and their inherent dignity? Don't they deserve equal protection too?

Rick Ballard

"I am starving for some consequences..."

Janet,

I've pinned my hopes on the intelligence community and am prepared to wait. They seem to have her fairly well cornered and there's really no reason to rush the skinning process.

Extraneus

Trump on Border: We'll Call It "The Great Wall Of Trump"

DONALD TRUMP: You know, interestingly, the wall on southern border, it's - really, if you think it's 1,000 miles but it's 2,000 miles, but a lot of it - some of it's done - it's done poorly by the way, what they have done is very poor, very poor work, a very poor job, and very -- not much of a wall. But you also have natural terrain which is automatically a barrier, which is a good thing. So you're talking about 1,000. And then you look at the Great Wall of China that was built 2,500 years ago. It's 13,000 miles. And we're really talking about something more than a little more than 1,000 miles. So it is something that can be absolutely done, not done at tremendous cost. You know, it's been costed by politicians and they came out with these outrageous numbers.

As you know, I know how to build. I know how to get it done. We'll have a great wall. We'll call it the Great Wall of Trump. We'll have a great wall and it will be - it'll be actually -- it can be a good-looking wall, as walls go, but we will have a really terrific wall and it will be gone for the right price. You know, for years, they've wanted to do it. I don't know if you know, even Hillary Clinton, I mean, for years they've wanted to do it, but they could never get it figured out how to get it done. And, you know, one of the things that stopped it was the environmental impact statement. Can you believe it?

Extraneus

Thanks, Jeff! I was just about to say 44 but I was too lazy to look it up.

Extraneus

Who are the unsatisfied 44? Let's have their names.

Anyone know where to download this database? I heard it's on the "dark web," and I don't know anything about that, but hasn't someone copied it over to the light web yet?

Extraneus

I can't wait to see the back of her

I think we've seen quite enough of that.

daddy

I also see Roger Stone had a meeting with Ben Carson's adviser, so it could be that the Trump/Carson ticket Dennis Miller suggested might be a possibility.

Miss Marple,

Roger Stone was on one of the FOX Shows yesterday for a long interview (I forge with who), and he was exceptionally complementary of Trump in all respects and definitely supported him. I mention this because of the brouhaha last week seeming to show that it was a big pissing match between Stone and the Donald as they parted company. Certainly not the impression one got from Stone's appearance last night.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

First Things on Trump and the GOPes.

Why are so many social conservatives, tea partiers, and working-class moderates supporting Trump? How is it that so many Republican-leaners are willing to say that they support someone who plays a belligerent monster on television? Maybe it is because the RNC, and the Republican congressional leadership (among others), have convinced much of the public that the Republican establishment is composed of slimy, unctuous weasels. Perhaps the Republican establishment should try statesmanship for a change.

In the end, the Trump vote IMO is best described as The Thing vote or The Hulk vote;
"It's clobberin' time!" or "Hulk smash!"

They know instinctively who broke the country and now they want those who broke it broken in turn and they know if it is ever done it will only be an outsider who will do it.

anonamom

It is the epitome of narcissistic arrogance for any 90-something year old to go through chemo for melanoma already metastatic to the brain. If they see four on his scans, there are six more they aren't seeing yet.


I sincerely hope he is paying every cent of that out his own funds.
But I'm pretty sure we are picking up the tab.

Extraneus

I don't know, anonamom. My mom chose chemo, against all recommendations. She just wanted to go out fighting, and she did.

Jane

This is also how it's done:

Go Bobby!

BOBBY JINDAL PUNCHES BACK TWICE AS HARD: Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will try to counter a pro-Planned Parenthood rally scheduled to take place outside his mansion on Thursday by running a loop of the secretly recorded videos that they plan to protest.

Jindal announced Thursday that he is setting up an outdoor movie screen and speakers outside the governor’s mansion to show the controversial videos, which he said too many of Planned Parenthood’s supporters have refused to watch.

The showing will take place at the exact time of a scheduled protest by Planned Parenthood supporters.

“Planned Parenthood has a right to protest today, but Governor Jindal’s office will ensure that anyone who shows up will have to witness first-hand the offensive actions of the organization they are supporting,” Jindal, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, wrote in a statement.

“We hope the protesters will take a minute to watch them so they’ll have an opportunity to see first-hand our concerns with Planned Parenthood’s practices,” he added.

Planned Parenthood dismissed Jindal’s move as a political “stunt.”

Yeah, and a better one than a tired protest march.

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/251567-jindal-to-screen-planned-parenthood-videos-outside-mansion

lyle

The Vodkerpundit evokes Schrödinger:

So was the server in Chappaqua? In Denver? Both places at once? As with so many Clinton mysteries, there’s just no telling. Or as Kentucky Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth admitted yesterday, “I just never feel I have a grasp of what the facts are.”

We feel your pain, Congressman.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

May already have been linked but Chaco has a nice article on an "irreducibly simple" climate model which "fits" better than the IPCC ones and is tuned to much lower climate sensitivity to increased CO2.

Extraneus

All they had to do was say "Donald Trump is a great American. He makes a good point that illegal immigration is a problem."

So simple, but no, they had to attack him and his supporters, and make him stronger than he deserved to be.

Maybe they can do another post-mortem someday, like they did after Romney lost. I believe that great analysis eschewed any reference to illegal aliens which might risk the pickup of millions of Latino votes.

daddy

Excellent first 15 minutes on today's Mark Levin Show.

narciso

Well that's because the usual suspects were filtering that move, including the oleGinous joe conasin.

lyle

That's a great article, Ig. Comments are good as well.

daddy

Asked if he had any regrets, he said "I wish I had sent more helicopters on that rescue mission, because THEN I WOULD HAVE BEEN REELECTED."

Jimmy Carter sounds like John Carter. "Barsoom!

It's a wonder of the world.

Yeah, the simple model rules.

All the alarmists have is unverified, unvalidated Global Climate Models. And on this, trillions of lost opportunity costs on insane policy.

It's a madness which has already damaged our descendants.

narciso

'you ask for a miracle, theo' I give you the rnc, self prservation isn't even a proper motive for them, as a viable entity.

Jane

I thought Jimmy Carter just had one kid. How does he have 22 grandchildren?

lyle

New Hilligula defense:

When it comes to using a private server for her e-mails when she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton “didn’t really think it through,” according to her communications director.

“I’ve encountered this a lot in politics where people think that the answer is a lot more complicated than it really is,” Jennifer Palmieri told With All Due Respect co-host John Heilemann in an interview on Wednesday. “She’s answered this many times and she did have her own e-mail account. Others had done it before and it was just more convenient and she kept it like that, and she didn’t really—that’s the thing, she didn’t really think it through.”

“She has said, had she, she would have done it differently,” Palmieri added. . . .

“To be deleted and beyond that I don’t know and beyond that I don’t understand—this is like, everyone’s an expert on inflating footballs and now everybody’s an expert on wiping servers. Like, I don’t know how that all works,” Palmieri said.

Taranto continues:

At least no one will accuse Palmieri of being cocky. The Tom Brady allusion is a nice touch, if an unoriginal one.

Then came press secretary Brian Fallon, whom The Wall Street Journal quotes as saying: “She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified.” Really? The Mail’s Martosko notes: “[Mrs.] Clinton was one of just 20 high-ranking officials whom President Barack Obama named in a December 2009 executive order as having the authority to classify material as ‘top secret.’ ”

Put aside the question whether Palmieri’s statement, and Fallon’s, is truthful (or what the meaning of “is” is in that statement). Ponder the political message they’re sending: Mrs. Clinton is a “passive recipient” who doesn’t think things through. The Republican ads write themselves.

That "if an unoriginal one" is actually a link to his twitter account, meaning he came up with it before the spokesbint did.

Lost opportunity costs compound.

The basic problem is that water vapor feedback to increased CO2 is set way too high, and it is on purpose to give high sensitivity to increased CO2. Without the high sensitivity, no catastrophe, no danger, no need to outlaw fossil fuels.

It's a terrible mess, and what they've done to the children is criminal.

anonamom

Ex, was your mother ninety something? Did she have brain and liver mets already?

If she did, whoever offered her chemo did her and your family an enormous disservice, and I am positive were she were to have paid for that herself, instead of having taxpayers pay for it, she would have declined if she fit the above.

That is not "going out fighting." That is futile poisoning of somebody.

Here's the scoop on melanoma metastatic to the brain:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813109

jimmyk

The purpose of vouchers is to force the same ed vision everywhere

rse, so if vouchers and charters aren't the answer, what is? (I confess I have not had a chance to read your book, so perhaps the answer is there.) I'd like to get the federal government out of education entirely, but that's really a separate issue.

jimmyk

“To be deleted and beyond that I don’t know and beyond that I don’t understand—this is like, everyone’s an expert on inflating footballs and now everybody’s an expert on wiping servers. Like, I don’t know how that all works,” Palmieri said.

Sheesh, that's Hillary's Director of Communications? She sounds like Harf's mother.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Dammit, Jim anonamom, we're not even country doctors and so can't access Medscape.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

jk, the answer is radical, or else inevitable decay.

Years ago I recommended 'Childhood's End' by Arthur C. Clarke, to rse. At least in fiction, the utopia was delivered. We poor reality based humans are just going to suffer, and suffer, and suffer.

narciso

It has to be a knowledge based template with education, hence it's just viral malware.

daddy

Thanks for the 04:05, CT.

It is the epitome of narcissistic arrogance for any 90-something year old to go through chemo for melanoma already metastatic to the brain.

Rahm Emanuel would say that Carter should have done humanity a favor and croaked 16 years ago.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'd like to get all levels of government out of education.
It makes as much sense to rely on government to educate our kids as it does to raise them altogether.

Extraneus

That is not "going out fighting." That is futile poisoning of somebody.

I realize that, and told her so at the time. She could have had possibly much longer, but that's how she chose to do it.

I'm only saying that some people don't want to surrender to the idea of waiting for it to end naturally (I know you know this), and that maybe Carter is one of those.

And no, she was in her seventies.

I had an uncle who, when he was told it was terminal, refused all treatment. His brother, told the same thing, fought it to the end, crying the whole way.

I don't know what I would do in the same situation. Hopefully I'd be brave and smart, but I don't want to judge Carter until I know.

Sorry for the downer, folks.

Extraneus

On a more upbeat note...

De Blasio convenes task force to curb topless women in Times Square

De Blasio says Thursday that Police Commissioner William Bratton and city lawmakers will study the legal issues associated with regulation and report back their findings by Oct. 1.

One idea under consideration is to eliminate the pedestrian plaza where the topless women gather.


rse

jimmy-the answer is in knowing what these terms actually mean and what is intended and where the poison facilitators are.

I know that but get frozen out for that reason. There is utterly no variance on what is sought and what it tracks to anymore. What was hoped for in the 50s and laid out in the 80s again and tried in the 90s is all popping out again under the common core's actual implementation and faux repeals at the state level. Only staring the actual desired use of the schools in the face and saying No will protect us.

We are going to have to deal with this though because what Congress has enacted blindly and what is being pushed is being crowed elsewhere as neurological social engineering with a collectivist political purpose. Most of the implementers have no idea where it all leads but it is tragically and stunningly traceable.

I tell this story because I want us to have a chance to stop this.

daddy

God Bless dress America.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Pretty sure Trump wouldn't rate em a 10 but they're miles beyond the typical nutjob San Fran nudie, of which I will under no circumstances post a pic.

Bye, bye choice.

Once it was l'chaim, now it's l'bottomline. Who needs death panels, we'll get cost effectiveness instead.

Extraneus

The days of the Feds recovering data from wiped drives are almost over, folks.

Via Instapundit:

The Flash Storage Revolution Is Here

The [16TB] Samsung drive, called PM1633a, was first reported by Golem.de and announced at last week’s Flash Memory Summit in California. While its size is impressive, it’s all the more astonishing for being a solid state drive—comprising flash memory chips—as opposed to more conventional (and affordable) hard drives that rely on magnetically coated spinning discs.

These are no longer "drives" with spinning CDs. They're chips, where each bit is stored in a device that can save its state almost indefinitely.

With one command, every bit in the whole array can be set to a zero, with no memory of what it ever was before that.

Eight words to change the world.

'neurological social engineering with a collectivist political purpose'.

Thank you, Cocky. There's a phrase even the low information political poobahs can understand. Race you to the Palace to post it.

Some Guy

"Rahm Emanuel would say that Carter should have done humanity a favor and croaked 16 39 years ago."


Fixed it for ya daddy.

lyle

I think you're referring to Zeke, not Rahm, daddy re lust in my heart's refusal to die at 75.

anonamom

Sorry about the medscape link--I guess my IT guy (my spouse) has this laptop configured so it automatically logs me in, because I didn't do anything to get to that article from Google other than click on it.

Survival of melanoma metastatic to the brain is dismal. Median survival is four months. Everybody has better things to do with that time than hanging out in a hospital. If you've got dependent children who need you to parent them, I could see going for it in the face of that reality.
Otherwise--time to do exactly what you've been meaning to do, while you can.

Extraneus

At some point, the days of re-booting will also be over.

Flash memory maintains its state after the power is turned off, which is why it can currently be used for mass storage. When it or one of its competitors (e.g., magnetic or resistive RAM) ever becomes fast enough to replace current "volatile" RAM, turning the power back on will instantly get you back to where you were when you turned it off.

Janet

I think Dave is right -

BOBBY JINDAL PUNCHES BACK TWICE AS HARD: Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/212901/

Would this be happening in a race that didn't include somebody like Trump?

"When you speak out, you encourage others to speak out." ~ Eric Metaxas

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