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September 24, 2015

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Captain Hate on the iPad

Googling JEF doesn't give the right acronym; at least on Bing because eff Google.

henry

Forrest Gump:
Stupid is as stupid does.

rse

The really good stuff in a search is always on page 3 or so. My personal favorites is when something turns up and every single page of what is on line going on for 200 pages or so states "Do not copy".

Janet S.

Perhaps Syria is such a mess because their lovely citizens have forgotten the basics of their lovely faith. Isn't Islam peaceful? Why aren't all the Syrians celebratiing Eid al-Adha?

"Obama said the Islamic holiday “is also a time to give food, shelter and health services to those in need.”...we need to get this bit of wisdom to the Muslims in Syria.

henry

rse, they want you to "cut" then "paste" instead.

Marlene

I noticed on the Fox chyron that 700 pilgrims are now dead and the stampede started during the "Stoning of the Devil" ritual.

henry

Injured has been double the killed number. A million people in tents wanting to get within a stone toss of a big rock. I don't know how that can work, as there is only one rock and only so much time available on stone the devil day.

narciso

Althouse, links a t
Carlos slims piece where the historian madawi al rasheed (from a tribe that lost out to the saud) calls out the authorities for these pattern of tragedy.

Hoovering up the remains.

The Rooskies Electroluxed out.

narciso

Meanwhile abelson points out deductibles are just yuge.

Rocco

Nature might abhor a vacuum but the current administration is acting like a vacuum cleaner salesman.

Three months ago, my youngest and his girlfriend gave my wife and I our first grandchild, a beautiful baby girl. They wouldn't tell us the name they had chosen except to tell us that 5 of the 6 letters in her name are also in our last name, Hayden. We never did guess her name. Thank you Lord for this precious gift!

The Infamous Ignatz

If nature really abhorred a vacuum there'd be a man in Barry's suit.

Miss Marple

Testing

Threadkiller

I welcome suggestions for suitable, (yet printable!) metaphors.

That counts me out.

narciso

One of the wonkbloggers at bezos noticed it, but consider 'its just a flesh wound'

DebinNC

I like that headline above: "'Revitalizing' Detroit With 50,000 Syrian Refugees". No matter how many red states BOzo seeds with thousands and thousands of newly arrived Muslims, many will move to larger enclaves of people like themselves in blue states like Michigan and Minnesota. Would America be worse off if a Muslim ran for office and replaced Sen. Al Franken or Rep. John Conyers?

Threadkiller

The UniParty Evidenced – Another Missing Federal Budget, This Time With Republicans In Full Control…

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/24/the-uniparty-evidenced-another-missing-federal-budget-this-time-with-republicans-in-full-control/#comments

henry

Well, Beasts has some choices to make. An extra $50 for a specialty logo on his boat tag. (something tells me a CSA battle flag or hot chick silhouette is not an option). From our lurking one.

narciso

think I'm kidding:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/22/health-plan-deductibles-are-growing-seven-times-as-fast-as-wages/

Cecil Turner

We made too many wrong mistakes, and now the future ain’t what it used to be. Isis wouldn't be winning if we'd beaten them, but, most importantly . . . you’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

I don't know if it fits into the vacuum metaphor, but some men will be missed after they're gone. Others, not so much.

narciso

the piece I was referring to,

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2015/09/there-is-no-accountability-its-shocking.html

DebinNC

Re the UniParty ... Gen. Petraeus testified yesterday about Syria - what should have been done but wasn't, and what BOzo should be doing now, but isn't. Why wasn't his testimony rescheduled, since it was foreseeable that every news outlet would be all Pope Francis-all the time?

Captain Hate on the iPad

Missing federal budget with the Repukes in charge, you say? NK's absence will surely be permanent.

Too bad the Tea Party doesn't just split and try to leverage both sides. It surely couldn't be worse than aligning with the craven liars in the GOPe has turned out.

narciso

hence the 'crush their enemies, see them driven before you' mode:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/09/24/poll-trump-26-carson-18-fiorina-9-rubio-9/

Porchlight

Pope Francis "delivers big for Democrats." Terrific. Thanks a lot.

And yes, I know he went to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor and also spoke to the Catholic bishops but the MSM isn't covering that, naturally, and the Pope knows this.

Oh, did I mention the call for gun control, and the scolding about being fearful of foreigners?

He is clearly inserting himself into American domestic electoral policies here, on behalf of Democrats.

He is one of the bad guys. Sorry, but it's true.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pope-francis-delivers-big-for-dems-on-war-climate-immigration/article/2572734

For example, he stressed that the "Golden Rule" reminds people of their "responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development," according to his prepared remarks. But that line was followed by a call for ending the death penalty, and he made no explicit mention of abortion.

He addressed family issues at the end of his remarks, but even then, he only mentioned his broad concern for families with words that may have hinted at issues like same-sex marriage, but without any specifics.

"I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without," he said. "Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life."

But for social conservatives looking for sharper messages on abortion or same-sex marriage, that was about it, and Francis largely met the expectation that he would dodge those sensitive issues in his speech.

I'd quote the whole thing but it's too long. GAH.

DebinNC

Pope Francis addresses Congress. Personally, the sight of Pope Francis speaking with Catholics Biden and Boehner listening deferentially behind him is scary.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Oh Deb, you're acting like the MFM would have really reported on something that might reflect poorly on Preznit Dreamboat?

narciso

he was much less deferential with sra kirschner and company, think of a fusion of Red Queen and Red Squaw,

Captain Hate on the iPad

Levin addressed the immigration crap last night. This nation has historically been a refuge for people escaping third world shitholes like Argentina and anybody demanding that we do more should get the fuck out of this country.

narciso

as one gauges from the headline,


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1421437-bergoglio-kirchner

Buckeye

porchlight

Be glad the Pope is visiting the United States 13 months before the election instead of 1 month before.

He will have no lasting impact, out of sight, out of mind.

Porchlight

I hope so, Buckeye.

Cap'n, the Pope knows that this is the speech that is going to get the most US coverage. If he was going to make a strong statement on anything, this was the speech to do it in. He chose to specifically support the Dem agenda and only make vague mumblings about abortion, SSM etc. That was a deliberate choice and reflects his agenda. Whether or not the MSM would have covered it is a separate issue.

narciso

we was much more forceful against both Kirschner's same sex marriage push for instance,

Captain Hate on the iPad

I hate to tell you this, Porch, but it's the Uniparty agenda. We have been sold out by the GOP and anybody claiming otherwise is just as delusional as the 404 shills.

Captain Hate on the iPad

My 10:36 was in reference to the Petraeus testimony.

narciso

For instance, he stood with this fellow,

Cobos, as Vice President and leader of the Argentine Senate, cast the deciding vote rejecting an increase in grain export taxes.[3] This controversial bill had led to economic and social instability in Argentina, with mass protests both for and against the government. Cobos had been expected to back President Fernández de Kirchner. "I think today is the most difficult day of my life", Cobos said. "They tell me I must go along with the government for institutional reasons, but my heart tells me otherwise. May history judge me, my vote is not for, it's against."[3] Cobos has said that the move defused tensions in the country between farmers and the state.

DebinNC

The pope clearly sided with Democrats on immigration, and said people should not be "fearful of foreigners," because most everyone was once a foreigner, drawing applause. He said the world is not only facing a refugee crisis in Europe, but an immigration crisis in the Americas, as thousands "travel north" to the U.S. "in search of a better life."

"Is this not what we want for our own children?" he asked. "We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal".

With 6 of 9 SCOTUS being Catholic, I don't buy the no biggie influence of Pope Francis. Ditto Catholic Boehner, 4 out of 5 of his deputies + Pelosi. Ditto Catholic Jeb, Rubio, Christie, and Biden. I think it matters that imo all these people to varying degrees view Pope Francis as God's voice on earth.

narciso

think of Cobos, as their version of Lieberman, or Maverick, depending on your attitude,

Porchlight

I hate to tell you this, Porch, but it's the Uniparty agenda. We have been sold out by the GOP and anybody claiming otherwise is just as delusional as the 404 shills.

True, Cap'n. So depressing.

Well, I won't be converting anytime soon, I can tell you that. Big Church turns me off just about as much as Big Government.

Steve

Pope Francis's third day in Washington, D.C.- Live Streaming

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2015/09/pope-franciss-third-day-in-washington.html

narciso

it's dissapointing I tell you,


http://panampost.com/orlando-luis-pardo-larzo/2015/09/24/when-castro-met-francis/

GUS

Has anyone asked Pope Marx who his favorite baseball team is???
I'm Catholic, this Pope is deluded.

narciso

so it seems out of character, back home in Buenos Aires, he spoke truth to power,

narciso


I could have sworn I saw Riggs and Murtaugh handle one of these,

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/09/24/video-students-think-ahmed-mohameds-clock-really-is-a-bomb/

Beasts of England

I violated all three of my post-sabbatical posting rules yesterday. I had not planned on using profanity ever again; wasn't going to directly insult other JOMers, or by extension their religions; and I sure as heck wasn't going to share any more tragic stories of my bizarre life.

I apologize.

Lurker Susie

He is a Jesuit. Jesuits are liberals and social justice warriors. They are political activists.

Rick Ballard

Porchlight,

He lacks the charisma necessary to aid or damage. He's just using the office which he is diminishing to peddle predigested progressive papal pap. Kinda like the same crap being peddled by ¡El Jefe Bush! with his 'act of love'. It's very sad that he has chosen to wear progressive clown shoes rather than the traditional footwear but very encouraging that he has been denied charisma while wearing them.

Ben

What?

No Pope hope dope. Nope

I suspect becuz he seemed to make a direct hit on JOM

The Infamous Ignatz

Look, the Vatican knew what they were getting when they installed this guy.
That they did it anyway is more cause for concern than this individual, who probably won't be hanging around too long.
I understand the Holy Spirit supposedly guides the decision but that assumes the voters are attuned to the Spirit and doesn't explain some of the duesies from long ago.

new lurker

Deb, If you think the Congress is going to be affected by the Pope because a lot of them are Catholic, what ever happened to the separation of church and state?

The Infamous Ignatz

R Emmett Tyrrell doesn't have a problem with Trump;
seems to rather like him and his connection to average Americans.

Porchlight

Please don't apologize, Beasts. We love you no matter what.

Sue

I said yesterday that his agenda and Obama's ran parallel. Obama could have given this speech, minus the tiptoeing into abortion and SSM. If the pope is going to dabble in politics, he is going to be treated like a politician. Including people calling him names.

Porchlight

I understand that it's no surprise that this Pope believes what he believes. I expected him to use his influence a little. I didn't expect the politicking to be so big and so obvious.

All my normally Catholic-bashing lib friends suddenly love this guy.

henry

Caterpillar to cut 10,000 jobs, restructure. Their CEO must be even worse than Fiorina. /snark

Just shows that the global economy can swamp anyone... cutting is often the best way to deal with it (Schumpeter / Creative Destruction). Gripers may be clueless idiots (or Trump).

narciso

ah deja vu:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/29170141/ns/business-us_business/t/caterpillar-ceo-contradicts-obama-sees-layoffs/#.VgQXRMtViko

DebinNC

BOzo at a Caterpillar factory in IL in 2009 lying about his new, shiny Porkulus I boondoogle.

maryd

No need for apologies, Beasts. Just stay as sweet as you are!

Extraneus

all these people to varying degrees view Pope Francis as God's voice on earth.

Is that true? I'm Catholic, grew up going to church, went to Catholic high school, and I've never considered the pope anything but the highest-ranking priest.

Does anyone actually believe that being elected by the cardinals conveys special powers to talk to God?

sbw

Does anyone actually believe that being elected by the cardinals conveys special powers to talk to God?

If He can speak through any of us, why can’t He speak through the Pope?

DebinNC

I'm sorry for my ignorant choice of words, Extraneus and others. I have little familiarity with Catholicism. A number of JOM Catholics' comments yesterday led me to think that on spiritual matters Pope Francis is considered infallible. The Pope's interpreting the Golden Rule for Congress today seems to be an example of his speaking spiritually imo.

The Infamous Ignatz

I wish someone would incarcerate this simple minded stumble bum.
Periodically a lima bean brained lout is found by the lefty elite to be a new voice of the people and the rest of us have the clown inflicted on us as though he is qualified for something beyond a career in the glamorous field of waste management until they discover some shiny new lout to promote.

Sue

I wonder how many migrants the pope has taken in? He has a big house, lots of rooms.

Beasts of England

Thanks for the heads-up, henry! I'm sitting on my boat, looking at one of our state parks (what they're trying to fund with boat 'tags') and I had no idea. Our current tags are just the first three letters of our renewal month with registration number below.

Nice of ChiLurker to keep me straight! :)

iqvoice

Nature abhors a vacuum, which is why Obama's head is in danger of imploding.

glasater

Well, the Pope's accent was pretty heavy with his speech to Congress so maybe no one understood him..

Threadkiller

DONALD TRUMP QUESTIONS POPE FRANCIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE: "IT’S WEATHER"

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/24/donald-trump-questions-pope-francis-climate-change-weather/

rich@gmu

Sue-

2 families. Well screened and well guarded.

maryrose

Beasts
You always have our support
The Pope was clear about abortion today
Doesn't have to shout it from the rooftops
Saw the Little Sisters of the Poor
And spoke to the Bishops and Made a case for religious liberty
Deb
Why is it scary to see Biden and Boeh Ed with the Pope

The smell of the crowd.

Why is Trump so on point about so many things? Is he doing polling?

rich@gmu

only an idiot or the GOPe would miss the mood of the audience.

maryrose

Sue
He probably will take some in
My sister in law the nun once gave brand new Christmas gloves in addition to food to a person in need

maryrose

Rich
What mood of the audience are you talking about?

Beasts of England

maryrose mentioned last night that no one was coming after my wealth. That's simply untrue. Income taxes suppress cash flow, which is used to create wealth. I'm a consultant, but also an investor. When I invest in start-up companies, they often (always?) need addition funding. That often comes out of cash-flow. Those investments create wealth. Lack of cash flow due to high taxes is an impediment to wealth.

As for as current assets, imagine that I have a $300k house in a 'nice' neighborhood. The gubmint is currently 'affirmatively advancing fair housing', i.e., launching the lesser elements into established areas. Well, I'm not going to live exposed to such. So, in an effort to protect my family and investment from further harm, I fire sale it for $200k. They've just destroyed (stolen/taken) $100k of my wealth.

Just two examples...

maryrose

Ext
You were taught incorrectly
A cardinal picked by the papal election process is God's direct representative on earth
The Holy Spirit guides his speech when he speaks on issues dealing with faith or morals
We can agree about his message on the poor
It is how we help them is where the conflict arises

rich@gmu

-199.

at least we have been lectured about immigration and climate change. i'm unmoved.

another thought that I had about the VW story is that it was leaked so some of Obama's contributors could cash in. (and given how brazen it is it seems to me that it was standard practice industry wide ... the Germans leading the way in cheating?)

can't come up with anything printable for the sucking vortex of Zero's Syria policy.

Captain Hate on the iPad

The GOP has always had the ability to recreate the Reagan landslides but they'd prefer to move to the left. Kristol seemed to understand that before he lost his mind about Trump.

maryrose

Beasts you can sell that house right now and keep the Feds from getting it
Invest it or hide it under a mattress
I moved my money right before the 2008 bust and saved quite a bit
Take the money and hide it until a repub is in the WH

Sue

On income inequality: "I encourage you to keep in mind those people who are trapped among us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. ... Hunger must be fought on all fronts. ... The fault is the creation and distribution of wealth."

Creation and distribution of wealth. It's your fault Beasts, that you're wealthy. Now pay up mister. I want a new boat.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Converting 401Ks to government accounts is a way the progs want to come after wealth.

Sue

For shame, Maryrose. The Pope wanted you to distribute your wealth to the poor. And there you are hiding it.

new lurker

maryrose, A sister-in-law would be married to your brother--right? How can she be a nun?

Beasts of England

You're missing the point, maryrose. Why in the heck should I have to do anything at all? I shouldn't have to move to avoid the government destroying my wealth. Are you serious?

maryrose

Caterpillar
Revamping as of today's business news

maryrose

New lurker
She is my husband's sister

Captain Hate on the iPad

Her husband's sister

Sue

A sister-in-law would be married to your brother

Or her husband's sister.

Porchlight

The Pope was clear about abortion today
Doesn't have to shout it from the rooftops

maryrose, I respectfully disagree. He was vague and unspecific, especially in contrast to his very specific advocacy for other Obama administration policies. And yes, he does have to shout it from the rooftops. He more than anyone has to.

maryrose

Beasts
Of course you have to take charge of your money
Put it in trusts that can't be broken
Obama's agenda is spread the wealth around
Don't let him get his hands on your stuff

Beasts of England

You can come by for a boat ride, Sue! Free PBRs and vodka shots, too!!

maryrose

Porch
Everyone knows what his position is
The fact that he ventured into the belly of the beast in the WH and Congress reiterates his message
They all had to be present and face goodness
Maybe it changes a few hearts
Who knows what inspiration he brought to each and every person

Beasts of England

You claimed that no one was coming after my wealth, maryrose. I claimed that was untrue and your arguments support my claim.

Sue

Thanks Beasts. If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'll take you up on that offer. Same here. I can't treat you to the amenities you are used to but I can certainly pitch you a tent, tell you where the catfish are biting and show you where the latrines are. ::grin::

Beasts of England

Latrines? Fancy!! ;)

Captain Hate on the iPad

Fundamental transformation with a pen and a phone:

Taxing life insurance
He already has made bond holders go to the back of the line
Nationalizing companies is in progress
The sky's the limit with no opposition party.

glasater

Just had the Pendleton Round Up finish last weekend and PBRs are..professional bull riders :-)

rich@gmu

maryrose-

the voting public. I should have included the antecedent. I was responding directly to "kim" at 12:15.

A message and platform of

a. restricting immigration
b. cutting regulations and
c. holding government officials accountable

would be an easy sell. Trump is pounding away on a and c (if one were to color it as competence and incompetence). I didn't need to poll it or field test it and not as well read as people here.


ffs the EPA poisoned an entire river and no one is going to jail and Iggy has linked a few times a story of some ranchers that accidentally burnt 160 acres of BLM land and the government, already after ruining them, is still looking for another bite. That is just one example. Another would be the insider trading scandal at CMS-if some midlevel employee did what those jackasses did they'd be ruined, probably jailed, bankrupted by their defense.

Buckeye

I think when this administration or a future bunch of libtards move to force conversion of tax sheltered retirement accounts into federal IOUs, there will be blood in the streets.

Tea Party just the tip of the iceberg.

henry

from the lurking one, for maryrose:

If Maryrose wants to see just what Congress would like to do with her money, she can look up Teresa Ghilarducci's life work just what she proposed to do via former Rep. George Miller's Committee.

It's also the end goal of Tommy Perez's "Fiduciary Rule" coming from the DoL regarding tax deferred savings vehicles, like her IRA or 401(k).

$3 Trillion of retirement assets is a big pile of cash with which to do "Great Works.

maryrose

Sue
Believe me I spent my life in Catholic education
My brother has worked for Cleveland Catholic charities for 40 years and I support that charity

My sister parish is St Colman's in the City and se do a monthly dinner
I also am a Eucharistic minister and serve the elderly by distributing communion
I am not wealthy like some but I currently give to two parishes
My sisters have both Catholic elementary school for over 30 years
My brother is a custodian at my parish and I have worked with inner city at risk kids
The money I have put aside is for the taxes on my house which has been paid for since 2002 the year my daughter graduated from high school

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