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September 25, 2015

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buccaneer

Seeing how idealism seems to be a mugs game, maybe I'll try a new nic.

Buckeye

I think Carly would make an excellent Sec of State. Head chopping needed.

rse

When I traveled with my parents and daughters to sf, I noticed my dad would slow down always looking for my mom.

Both times I went to talk to gate agent and said, "Can we board early? dad has dementia and I have taught him to follow my daughters and then I play caboose to make sure no one ever gets stranded." Then he gets on board and people watches.

It works well, except the teenagers look so healthy and clearly not disabled. Most people though seemed to understand.

Did have Barry Goldwater in row behind me on flight from dc to atlanta that continued on to Phoenix in mid-80s.

Most interesting person I met over the years was a casino exec, who explained how the House worked and what games had which odds. He was going on from atlanta down to the bahamas.

Miss Marple 2

Offered without comment. I heard this on BBC last night.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/09/25/pope-francis-to-debut-pop-rock-album/

geezer

Microsoft offering opportunity to upgrade from
Win 7 to Win 10
Worth the switch?

Miss Marple 2

http://news.investors.com/Politics-Andrew-Malcolm/092615-772930-obama-weekly-remarks-clean-out-your-medicine-cabinet.htm?ven=rss

Miss Marple 2

geezer,

I am interested in the answer to that as well. I am on Windows 7. It serves me well (especially since I also use Firefox).

Any comments would be appreciated.

Janet S.

Then there was this bit I posted awhile ago -

"BONUS: The State Department’s Chief Information Officer, who should have stopped the Clinton email server? Well, well, she retired from State a few months before Hillary left, into a nice job at the IMF. It pays to be a winner!

- See more at: http://wemeantwell.com/blog/2015/08/05/man-who-ran-clintons-personal-email-server-worked-for-state-department/#sthash.NitjqdKi.dpuf

http://federalnewsradio.com/in-depth/2012/06/state-cio-swart-stepping-down-for-imf-post/

So who is accountable at State?

the Chief Information Officer?

the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services (A/GIS)

Did the people at NARA raise a stink that they weren't getting anything from the Secretary of State? You'd think they'd notice!

All the people in these offices & departments should be held accountable for NOT DOING THEIR JOBS.


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Could be a public service if TM or Jeff make this link a sticky post so it's always handy in case anyone reading here swallows some poison or otherwise needs a quick cookie toss; Lena Dunham interviews Hillary Clinton
Now where did I leave that bucket....

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Week in Pictures
Some very good ones this week.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

What? Did I make everybody go toss their cookies at once?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Mona Charen with a perceptive column on Pope Francis
She raises an interesting point when she addresses the "he has only experienced corrupt, crony, Argentine capitalism so he doesn't know any better" argument.

That raises the question of how such a learned man who has traveled so extensively doesn't know as much as some pitiful peasant in the Yucatan who has never known anything but corrupt, crony, Mexican capitalism but knows enough to try and come here for some of that tasty individualist corruption instead of swimming for the shared misery Cuba or Venezuela?

Sue

Instead of lecturing us on taking more immigrants why not lecture the country they are fleeing for causing them to flee?

Strawman Cometh

Some very good ones indeed, Iggy.

Threadkiller

Well going down the rabbit hole, tk, by now we know the fec just harasses right leaning orgs and candidates for fun.

Does this mean that a Cruz PAC giving money to a Fiorina PAC makes sense?

Strawman Cometh

Henry,
7 meters would only make SMOD status if the remnant landed on you while riding your Harley

rse

Sue-I was poking around in the human rights curricula this morning and discovering it was actually almost universal now in a deeply troubling way. This link from MN http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/curricula_links has a lot from UN and EU.

Has the right to migrate as a human right and what schoolchildren have been and are being taught all over the world. http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/curricula_links

DebinNC

Reposting MM's earlier very illuminating link re history of Boehner's rise: John Boehner's Path to Power. Boehner is one wily master of self-preservation and personal advancement. His entire "team" is suspect imo.

Lots of depressing "They done him wrong" and "Jockeying for Boehner's Position" stuff at The Hill.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Mother Jones is having a greengasm that two unaccountable Marxists (neither one of them with America's interests in mind) and a Peronist have their climate change boot on our throats.
A telling comment from some Greenpiece of chit;

"The politics are very much bonded together now, which I think carries even longer-term ramifications. I'm not sure whether the US-China cooperation will extend after this president, but I think the politics are increasingly linked and connected very, very closely."

Translation; "we better strike now while we have a frickin commie fellow traveler in office".

rse

iggy-I am looking at public policy this morning and a troubling 2007 book by a woman who used to work for Clinton and Gore.

Her description of the fall of the berlin wall and end of the cold war in 1989 was that it showed that "government by market" prevailed over "bureaucratic government."

Same author explains that "in a free society when government wants to change the behavior of millions of its citizens it needs to use government by market."

No sense that such aspirations may disqualify the description as a 'free society'.

I also keep reading the descriptions and government by network or by market sound precisely like what jeb touts doing in Florida that he insists makes him a 'conservative'.

Janet S.

One thing, to stick up for the Pope a bit...

The criticisms about him not bringing up abortion enough is... WHERE ARE the thousands of ministers, preachers, bishops, etc. we have here in the U.S.?
There is plenty of blame to go around for all the silence.

Catholics are the movers in the pro-life movement.

DebinNC

Does this mean that a Cruz PAC giving money to a Fiorina PAC makes sense?

Wasn't this before the first debate in August, when Carly was polling so low she was assigned to the kiddie table? Cruz fans shrewdly saw the value of her voice being heard, especially as a female critic of Hillary who was stronger then than now.

Threadkiller

So Cruz fans are not fighting for Cruz to win?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Regarding Boehner, whatever his features or bugs, the idea the GOP was the beneficiary of his benevolent rule and that do-nothingism was somehow responsible for the GOP gains, I think that has it exactly backwards.
The country, especially the right is mad as hell and despite knowing what a motionless toad he is voted Reps in as a protest against the metastasizing beast in DC.
He was an inert element that unwittingly benefited from the reaction not a catalyst. And once the reaction was over he had no idea what to do with it.
Had he and McConnell picked several highly popular issues and forced the Dems to take a stand and the Pinko in Chief to veto them I suspect the GOP would be in a much stronger position to take advantage of the pent up anger.

Porchlight

the "he has only experienced corrupt, crony, Argentine capitalism so he doesn't know any better" argument.

This is a really lame argument. Do Americans who have "only experienced" relative economic freedom not "know any better" about communism? Does the Pope, having experienced nothing but Roman Catholicism, not "know any better" about other religions or denominations?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--So Cruz fans are not fighting for Cruz to win?--

Perhaps Cruz calculates that Carly is more likely to take on and weaken Trump which gives Cruz space to not take him on.
Perhaps he thinks she strengthens the GOP brand but is not ultimately a serious threat to Cruz's aspirations.
What's the big deal?

Threadkiller

It is the PAC, not Cruz.

A PAC for one candidate giving $500,000 to a competitor seem like a big deal to me.

Threadkiller

seems

Strawman Cometh

Do Americans who have "only experienced" relative economic freedom not "know any better" about communism?
Apparently, for too many, no. How else would we end up where we are?

DebinNC

So Cruz fans are not fighting for Cruz to win?

I imagine they're playing chess and looking way beyond my feeble understanding. Once those winner take all primaries begin mid-March, it obviously helps Cruz if Jeb and Rubio win as few as possible, and moderate Carly might siphon off more from the FL duo's moderate base than from Cruz's very conservative base. I don't see Carly winning any primary at this point.

Janet S.

Maybe Cruz is fighting to win using all kinds of strategies. How unusual for a conservative!! Yikes! We can't have THAT.

Porchlight

True, Strawman. Generally speaking, though, it is silly to imagine that one's preferred anything is due to one's not knowing any better. It may be true in some instances, but it should not be the automatic and logical conclusion in any given instance. And it shouldn't be an excuse. Ask the Francis apologists if the Pope is a Roman Catholic because he doesn't know any better.

Threadkiller

Did Reagan play Chess to win?

Trump seems to be doing well with a Checkers strategy. Actually it is more like the Fox and the Hounds.

buccaneer

Yes it's a weak argument, if only One ponders it for a but. The bishops believed much of that claptrap in the 80s, the seamless garment, that relegated abortion to a cipher, but future pope benedict kept them in line, and pope John Paul didnt insist on the point.

Ot, niall' reinvisioning of kissinger as an idealist is a real tough nut to swallow.

Threadkiller

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_games

DebinNC

Seems more like the tortoises and the hare imo.

Porchlight

So far Cruz has impressed me as a strategist. He seems to be managing a long game quite well.

Threadkiller

Janet, it is a Political Action Committee for Cruz. Not Cruz.

If Cruz is the Chess master of the strategy employed by the PAC, it is a clear violation of campaign finance laws.

Threadkiller

I'm going to take a shot in the dark here.

I'm the only one who read the entirety of the link I posted. Including all the hyperlinks.

SBW iPadmini

Well, I didn't read all the hyperlinks.

Miss Marple 2

TK,

While there is a law against candidates coordinating with their PACs, there is no law against PACs coordinating with each other.

It is quite possible that there are people on those PACs who are there not because they are interested in promoting Fiorina or Cruz as much as stopping Jeb.

Also, it is quite possible that the runners of PACs also have good strategic skills and understand the dynamics of the primaries better than you think.

Threadkiller

When the strategy was employed, MM, it would have only benefited Bush.

Threadkiller

If a Hillary PAC received money from a Bush PAC, should we stop in our tracks and say, "there is a long game here that must be above my pay grade," and not question it at all?

Porchlight

Good point, TK, but those candidates are from opposing parties.

Beasts of England

The PAC probably gave the money to Carly when they realized that Cruz was born in Canada...

Miss Marple 2

TK,

I don't mind questioning it and wondering. I have no inside knowledge, was just putting forth a couple of theories.

Your theory also could have validity.

We just don't know, but I would agree it is something to keep an eye on.

Threadkiller

Are Fiorina and Cruz from identical philosophies?

http://m.therightscoop.com/fiorina-acts-like-she-supported-cruzs-government-shutdown-now-but-thats-not-what-she-said-in-2013/

Trump is in the same party, so maybe all the PACs should rally behind the frontrunner.

Threadkiller

Beasts!

henry

Whether in a PAC or directly in a campaign, we can be sure it is the campaign consultants doing their magic strategery. Any semblance to sanity or intelligence is accidental. For all we know the contribution satisfies a fantasy football bet between staff members on those two PACs.

Threadkiller

Anyhow, it is an intriguing link for those who wish to read it.

If you change dates and names you can't at least imagine how we got McCain and Romney. DoT used to ask something like,"which candidate could have beat Obama?" The hypothesis at the link suggets why all of them really couldn't.

Here is the link again and I am dropping the subject.
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/25/whoopsie-federal-elections-commission-opens-inquiry/#comments

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

OK, I read the link but I'm not wasting my time on all the "hyper"links.

--When the strategy was employed, MM, it would have only benefited Bush.--

We know this because Sundance links to his own stupidass conspiracy theories?

--..."there is a long game here that must be above my pay grade," and not question it at all?--

No. we should instead assume there is a long conspiracy here that is above everyone's pay grade accept this sundance dork who has very little credibility left, assuming he ever had any.

David Barton, the head of Cruz's PAC, is an extremely conservative Evangelical historian from Texas who is about as absolute a constitutional originalist you'll find, outside of...well, me.
The idea he would be a stalking horse for Jeb is kind of, what's the word, ludicrous.

Threadkiller

...can at least...

Beasts of England

Thought you'd like that, TK! :)

DebinNC

Kasich on Boehner's demise: "It just reflects the dysfunction in Washington," Kasich said. "Where people cannot even honor somebody who has dedicated their life to public service... He built the largest Republican majority in modern time... I guess no good deed goes undone or unpunished because some of the most savage attacks on him come from Republicans."

Wow. Rep. Peter King (so called R-NY) rushed to the microphone asap to make similar remarks and call conservatives "crazies", but there's nothing new about that. But if Kasich has a "strategery" for winning the nomination, I'm missing it.

Threadkiller

If thinking your NASCAR sponsors buying tires for your competitors car is a clever strategy then run with it.

I think it is ridiculous and will serve to embarrass the driver in a close race.

Beasts of England

Younger Beastette was visiting a friend in that other big college football town in our state last night and they went to the cool new bar in town (obviously a tremendous oxymoron, given the locale). She said some old black dude kept flirting with her and bought her a bunch of drinks. It was Charles Barkley. lol

Jeff Dobbs

Late to the party but....

Growing up there are two songs that when I hear now take me back to those days, both Willie songs.

Whiskey River - every Friday dad would drive to the bank to make his weekly deposit. For some reason Whiskey River (on the 8-track) makes me think of sitting in the bank drive though line.

Shotgun Willie - yup, as a little kid we'd play this on the record player and . . . go running around like banshees in our underwear. No bullets were bitten in our performance.

A little bit older, after my Freshman year in college I worked in Yellowstone for the summer. Best summer of my life bar none. Nothing else comes close. I spent most days off either going down to the Tetons or up to the Beartooths. I had the cassette for George Strait's greatest hits. Listening to it today, that album takes me back to driving through Hayden Valley with the windows down every time.

It's funny that those are the songs that I can tie back to specific places and times in my life. I was into classic rock (Zeppelin) and heavy metal (Metallica) from junior high through college.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Michael Walsh with a very perceptive essay (because he agrees with me) on Walker's demise and Fiorina's primary weakness. :)

Beasts of England

That majority was built in spite of Boehner, not because of him. Kasich proves he's as clueless as the rest of the DC Bubble Boys.

Threadkiller

Ig, I like that you put hyper in quotes.

LOL!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If thinking your NASCAR sponsors buying tires for your competitors car is a clever strategy then run with it.--

Maybe your NASCAR sponsor is buying tires for the team most likely to push your main competition off the track.
And if the driver didn't make the decision why should he be embarrassed by it?
And if the strategy, whatever it is, works why would he care if he was a little embarrassed anyway, so long as it worked?

Maybe all these little things that get fixated on don't mean squat in the long run.

Threadkiller

One last thing, what did sundance do to have zero credibility?

Serious question.

Threadkiller

So you want a team that doesn't talk to the team leader?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ig, I like that you put hyper in quotes.--

Couldn't figure out why a link in a link was suddenly "hyper" while the first one wasn't, was all.

Threadkiller

I thought you meant Sundance was hyper.


I thought a link hidden within highlighted text was called a hyperlink.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--So you want a team that doesn't talk to the team leader?--

I'm getting confused on who we're talking about? Teams, sponsors, drivers, who?
I thought it was illegal for the team leader (Cruz, I'm guessing) to talk to or direct the team (Barton, I'm guessing).

Sundance seems to me to be a conspiracy theorist in the general sense of seeing them where a simpler, more sensible answer means there isn't one.
I trust that mentality to connect dots that do not exist or to draw a gun with them when they are simply random dots.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I thought original HTML terminolgy was that any embedded link to another page was officially a "hyperlink".
I could be wrong.

Beasts of England

He's a paranoid conspiracy nut, TK. During the Travon debacle he thought he was being tailed by the 'other side', was making midnight runs to Miami to get 'secret information' that was going to blow the case wide open, et cetera. He's got a screw loose.

And given his behavior during that episode, I don't trust much of anything he says. I explained to clarice some of his analytical flaws, and won't repeat them now.

Threadkiller

I guess I am struggling with the simplest answer as to why Pro Cruz people would hand money over to Pro anyone else people.

And, as promised, I am dropping it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

And he's a Trump shill.

Threadkiller

I thought original HTML terminolgy was that any embedded link to another page was officially a "hyperlink."

That is the structure of the links within the link I provided.

DebinNC

I enjoy the Treepers, but it seems to be Trump or no one with most of them. Sundance has a teaser posted that it's not that voters must vote for Trump in order to stop Jeb, but only that they vote. Details to be added later last I checked. Any idea what he's getting at, keeping in mind his fixation on the winner-take-all primaries from March 15 on being where the GOPe "fix" assuring Jeb is the eventual nominee kicks in?

Beasts of England

Sundance is the produce manager at a Publix down in Florida. Lots of his cult members think he has some kind of secret hotline to the inside scoop in DC. He probably does not.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I guess I am struggling with the simplest answer...--

Many questions have insufficient public information to reach a definitive answer. Most also have quite stupid, rather than nefarious answers if and when the info does become known.

Threadkiller

Thanks guys.

Time to fix that big ass generator that Ig will want to buy.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Stephanie, I am always pleased when I see your or Clarice FB postings. I know they will always be worth reading. Please keep posting them , and thanks for doing so.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--That is the structure of the links within the link I provided.--

It's also the structure of the link embedded in your first comment, hence my wondering why your original comment seemed to contain a mere link while the story you linked contained hyper ones.
Of no significance.

Beasts of England

To be sure, there's nothing wrong with working at Publix. I'm just noting that we have a lot of commenters here who are much, much closer to the movers and shakers (and some are movers and shakers) and no one here is claiming the inside line. Just sayin'...

Threadkiller

I thought my comment had the html address front and center? I haven't done the embedded fanciness in years.

Sorry for the confusion.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Were I doing it over I might get a bigger generator or at least a bigger transfer box.
Mine has four 110 circuits and a single 220.
Means running extension cords if the power is off any length of time.

GUS

Kasich and Peter King can kiss my ass.

Jeff Dobbs

Deb:
I miss the musical jiggles in commercials

When we lived in Nashville, we became good friends with the Angie and Todd Smith. Longtimers here might remember the story of Audrey Caroline Smith. Also, Todd Smith was in the audience at one of the presidential debates in 2008.

(let me again point out the utter uselessness that has become trying to search the JOM archives using search engines. no point in trying, no longer works....or i'd have better links to those reminisceseeses [sp?])

Anyway, Angie's dad wrote a very large number of those jingles back in the day.

In fact, the first one you mentioned - for Alka Seltzer - is one I remember him telling us about.

Kinda fun.

GUS

what has this MAJORITY done for us. Not a FUCKING thing.
The debt clock has LITERALLY been turned off.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

More than I ever wanted to know about hyperlinks.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I miss the jiggles in commercials too. :(

buccaneer

Sometimes he goes down the wrong rabbit hole, when he does some original analysis he comes up with interesting conclusion, but caveat emptor.

clarice

It seems to me that given the president's unwillingness to accept boundaries, the press's left leanings and willingness to ascribe any shutdowns to R's,the only way to achieve conservative goals is to either elect more Republicans to Congress (understanding that some represent more liberal constituencies and you need more than 60 to override vetoes) and/or elect a Republican president,
True, Boehner could have articulated his positions better to the general public and forced Obama to veto more measures, but really does stomping off the field in disgust not show an ignorance of the way things work and a means of handing over the reins completely to the left?

Buckeye

TK

Trying to get my string trimmer running. Replaced crumbling fuel lines/filter/primer bulb. Getting fuel flow.

Replaced spark plug, getting spark with plug pulled.

Clearly has good compression, big difference with plug pulled.

No start, even with starter fluid. WTF??

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Who stomped off the field in disgust?
Boehner seems to be the one stomping and offing.

Jeff Dobbs

narc, just an fyi - if you persist in your current name, clarice might catch narciso as the most prolific commenter in JOM history......

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Flooded, is my guess.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Barry asked China to stop hacking us and they said "OK boss".
Next.

Threadkiller

It only takes a miniscule amount of starting fluid to get a weed eater's engine to show life.
And the choke needs to be closed when you pull the cord even with starting fluid only.

Pull the plug and see if it is wet and tell me the color of the top of the piston.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Imagine if this were a Republican doing this to Billy Graham or W; freaky deaky Dem congressman snitches water glass of Pope, takes it back to his office where he, his wife and a couple of staffers drink the water left in it. He did the same thing with Barry's glass.
Creepy on stilts.

Buckeye

Michigan having their way with the Mormons

Miss Marple 2

http://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-hope-scandal-stops-at-vw-1443218767

Excerpt:

A consensus has formed, in a remarkably short time since the VW scandal, that Europe’s rush to embrace diesel cars was a colossal policy error. For a meaningless cut in greenhouse emissions, Europe got higher emissions of nitrogen oxides and diesel particulates. While claims of thousands of additional deaths from this diesel pollution are questionable, Europe now realizes it converted half its cars to diesel for no good reason. And this is just the beginning.

Beasts of England

Didn't Krugtard just remind us that the reps were susceptible to cults of personality?

buccaneer

I'm trying it out for a while, sundance's site was the one that followed up on other research and found the crimp/ Julian link if memory serves, sometimes he fishes in deep water's.

Jeff Dobbs

Back to the Hillary email thing (yeah, i'm way behind on catch up), Ace says this:

This has legal consequences: Hillary previously certified, on pain of perjury, to a federal judge that she had now turned over all work related emails, and not just a Whitman's Sampler of them.

But look at what Hillary actually certified:

"While I do not know what information may be 'responsive' fr purposes of this law suit, I have directed that all my e-mails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done."

It was noted at the time the Clintonian amount of wiggle room she left herself. You can't nail this on Hillary - she certified that she directed others to turn over the work emails. If some weren't turned over, well, that's on them. She's as disappointed and frustrated as anyone that her underlings made mistakes.

Threadkiller

If the piston top looks like soot you can bet carbon fouling is everywhere. A crappy mix or using old gas really does a number.

Check the spark arrestor screen in the muffler for fouling and brush it clean.

It has a banana in the tailpipe effect with only a minimal amount of junk on it.

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