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November 10, 2015

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Thomas Collins

If there is a billionaire out there who supports Tea Party principles, it's time for that billionaire to go into the entertainment/news business. Fox isn't enough to restore some semblance of fairness and balance.

anonamom

Politico learned that from NPR. That is their modus operandi.

Thomas Collins

What's the over/under on how many of the Mizzou supposed incidents were fabricated?

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/10/was-the-poop-swastika-incident-at-mizzou-a-giant-hoax/

Captain Hate on the iPad

Rodham wanted to strangle Juanita Broaddrick.

daddy

Like jimmyk and Drj, I put more value in the discipline, the venue of the study and the results of the study as it applies to problems and solutions.

Jack,

Richard Feynman did a great section in one of his books on the importance of reproducing experiments, but googling for that i come upon this bit from him that shows the problem started in the Social Sciences by at least the late 40's:

Richard Feynman on reproducibility in science:

"When I was at Cornell, I often talked to the people in the psychology department. One of the students told me she wanted to do an experiment that went something like this--it had been found by others that under certain circumstances, X, rats did something, A. She was curious as to whether, if she changed the circumstances to Y, they would still do A. So her proposal was to do the experiment under circumstances Y and see if they still did A.

I explained to her that it was necessary first to repeat in her laboratory the experiment of the other person--to do it under condition X to see if she could also get result A, and then change to Y and see if A changed. Then she would know that the real difference was the thing she thought she had under control.

She was very delighted with this new idea, and went to her professor. And his reply was, no, you cannot do that, because the experiment has already been done and you would be wasting time. This was in about 1947 or so, and it seems to have been the general policy then to not try to repeat psychological experiments, but only to change the conditions and see what happens."

(from "Cargo Cult Science")

daddy

TC,

Instapundit's column last week in the USA Today was advice to the Koch Brothers to quit screwing around donating to campaigns and instead buying some big media outlets if they really wanted to effect change in this country. Glenn Reynolds: Advice for Charles & David Koch - buy newspapers

...if you want to affect politics in the United States — especially if you’re a conservative or a libertarian — you can get a lot more bang for your buck by getting involved in media, which right now is pretty much a left-leaning Democrat monoculture, as the recent CNBC debate foofaraw illustrates.

DrJ

daddy -- WOW. That ain't science.

maryrose

Make Hil's laugh about Carly into a campaign ad immediately

Thomas Collins

That's great advice from Professor Reynolds, daddy. Imagine if since 2009 the, say, American Independence Network were on the air. In addition to its many other beneficial features, the network would have a great source of regular commentators from the blogs (JOM, Insty, PJ Media, et al).

narciso

the problem is the LA Times, the Tribune, the Sun Unsensible, the Graham Post, all have been put out of reach, of center right elements, and Conrad Black is the lesson, if they do happen to acquire,

daddy

FWIW,

Hewitt's 2005 book "BLOG", mentions PowerLine Blog dozens of times, and says they are all part of "The Northern Alliance", which includes Lileks, Captain's Quarters, SCLU Scholars, Shot In The Dark, Spitbull, and Frater's Libertas.

Then in the next sentence Hewitt says this:

Also keep in mind that newcomers with talent find their sites are quickly mentioned and adopted, with staggering amounts of traffic as a result. Ed Morrisey's Captain's Quarters and the group blog Polipundit earned large followings during election 2004, as did INDC Journal, BeldarBlog, Ann Althouse, and Tom McGuire's JustOneMinute.

Hewitt's book mentions "Blog Swarms" over MSM stories (RatherGate, etc) so TM's paste of Hewitt's comments from early 2005 are no outlier, just as TM indicated on the previous post.

Miss Marple

What ime does the undercard debate begin?

henry

MissM, 6:00 pm central time. About an hour. Main debate is 8:00 central

narciso

seven pm, which would be six central,

DrJ

Is there going to be any live blogging?

narciso

what has it been like there, henry,

henry

VodkaPundit will drunk blog it.

Beasts of England

Something tells me that Bush won't be trying any canned attacks on Rubio tonight. Other than that, I'll be curious as to which persona he'll choose to exhibit this evening.

henry

Nice weather today. I haven't been in Milwaukee, but hear there is a Bucks game tonight as well as some musical show. Ticket holders are supposed to be in their seats by 5:30. I was in Brookfield, normal day there. I think Rubio was in Waukesha yesterday, and Rubio and JEB both tried to get Walker's support today. Right now I'm home on the farm... so the debate might as well be on the moon.

Janet

THis is interesting - http://diplopundit.net/2015/11/10/ops-center-watch-logs-from-night-of-benghazi-say-who-was-running-statedept/

"We do not think that there was a conspiracy not to save our people under attack in Benghazi but we are curious on who was running the State Department as events unfolded in Benghazi. And why was the main official handling diplomatic security not shown in these logs? Is that indicative of just how little influence diplomatic security professionals actually have in a crisis like this? No? What’s that?"

Rick Ballard

I don't believe Bush is carrying an ATTACK RUBIO card tonight either. Surely his PACs have the wits to run defamatory ads in South Carolina and Florida rather than have him attempt to get both feet in his mouth again.

narciso

well it's mssr murphy, who allegedly wanted to attack marco for being too prolife, I think the taste for shoe leather still continues,

Stephanie

The RNC has reportedly found a quick and easy way to get members of the media to turn on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Cut off their Wi-Fi access at tonight's ‪#‎GOPdebate‬ unless they type in the phrase "StopHillary."

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/259738-media-forced-to-type-stophillary-for-wi-fi-access-at-gop-debate

Jane

Hey, which side is the PC side? The only one subject to criticism should be Hillary. But I couldn't care less.

Jane

I will live blog both debates - unless I fall asleep. But it will be untrustworthy as hell, because I only say what I want.

daddy

I'm watching Lou Dobbs and wondering how much money Jeb is blowing running all these ads of himself just before the debates. Greatest invention of the last 50 years is undoubtedly the "MUTE" button.

Jane

Daddy,

I assume you will be a more trustworthy live-blogger.

daddy

Have to dog walk in a few minutes so I'm relying on you guys to do your usual excellent job. Good typing!

daddy

Daughter at Dartmouth said she did not listen to Hillary, but was under the impression that Bernie was even worse than Hillary. I told her no because Bernie is just a stupid Socialist whereas Hillary is evil and vicious.

henry

Blah blah, their off.

henry

Fair enough.. Get America back to work?

narciso

crimethink it's what's for dinner,


http://therightscoop.com/mizzou-prof-says-black-students-are-unsafe-from-just-seeing-trucks-with-confederate-flags/

henry

Narciso, tell them not to go to Six Flags

daddy

Christy starts off criticizing Hillary during the first question, and gets a cheer saying if we can get a Fair Tax installed we can fire tons of IRS agents.

Big applause.

Jane

I missed everything until Christie said he would fire IRS agents. And then I cheered.

Jane

Huckabee doesn't interest me so you are on your own.

daddy

Huckabee: Criticizes our bad Tax code. Says that Christy was exactly right on his comments.
Positive comments. Says he eliminates the IRS if we can get a Fair Tax system.
Decent applause.

daddy

Question: "Whats wrong with the Obama jobs record?

Santorum: Doesn't seem to be answering the question. He's talking about jobs available but nobody is filling the, Say we need to institute a Flat Tax, a Tax Code, but say we have to train people for these jobs. Says we need people to go to work and it;s wrong to think everybody has to go to college.

Jane

I think we are talking about tax plans. Huckabee says the Govt has no business knowing how much money we make.

Okay, I'm down with that.

Santorum- don't care. 250,000 welder jobs open in America - and he wants a 20% flat tax. Suspend all Obama regulations that cost over 100k. Employ people out of HS.

Jindahl: high unemployment rate in LA. We have more people working than ever before . "The reality is" (I hate that phrase) The most important thing we have to do is cut the government economy so we can increase the real economy.

daddy

To Jundal: You have big unemployment. Can you improve that?

Jindal: Yes, I can create good manufacturing jobs in Louisiana.

The most important thing we have to do is cut the Government economy so we can grow the private economy. We are on the path to Socialism right now. Obama has given us record numbers of people on welfare. We have to beat Hillary, shrink the govt and grow the economy.

narciso

yes, talk about the real economy, not the vapor ware stat,

daddy

Th Chrities: The Dem's are offering free stuff. You're not offering free stuff as a republican

Christy: They will have to raise taxes to 70 or 80 percent to pay for all that stuff the Dem's promised at the last debate.

Do you trust the Govt to do things correct? I don't. Hillary does. We need to get the govt the hell out of the way and let there Amrican people win once again

Jane

The fundamental issue is shrinking the govt. (I love Jindahl).

Christie: How do you fight all the free stuff. (Great question)

Christie: "Yeah sure" they forgot to tell you they will raise taxes to 70-80%, Do you want government to control your life? Hillary thinks she can make better decisions for your life than you. (YAY!!!!Christie)

Janet

Live feed online - http://www.foxbusiness.com/live-coverage/fox-business-network-wall-street-journal-gop-debates

daddy

To Santorum:

A single mom gets $30,000 free sitting at home. How to make her get up and go to work?

Santorum: We have to change the Tax Code, because you are right, if you go back to work under the tax code today you lose money (I think that's what he said)

We have to make it advantageous to rebuild the 2 parent family and stop incentives for single parent families

Jane

Santorum: How do you convince people to go to work and give up benefits. (Great questions so far)

Tax code. We have incentivized people not to marry because they will lose welfare benefits. (YEAH!) We need to remove incentives.

Huckabee, you have said entitlement change is political suicide. Huckabee says he is talking about welfare not social security. Earned benefits are not the same. And you shouldn't pay for the government's mistakes.

blah blah blah.

Jane

Where are you daddy?

daddy

To Huckabee; Are our social welfare programs creating a culture of dependency and if so how do we fix it?

Huck: Says that the govt takes your SSN money from your paycheck and you shouldn't be punished if they mis-spent it. Says that the poor haven't benefitted. Says we have a system that is bad. Says welfare reform in the 90's was the Amrican way and we ned to do that sort of model again

Jane

Jindahl. Republicans have 32 of 50 states. Why can't you win the presidency.
We lose nationally because we try and be cheaper versions of the democrats. YEAH! I did it. Senators suck you need a governor.

Jane

Huckabee: I cut things too.

Jane

Jindahl decimates Huckabee.

daddy

To Jundal:

Are Dems' putting forward a better model than Repubs now?

Jundal: Now we are putting forward in DC from the repubs the same thing as the Dems so there's almost no difference in DC. We have Senators who go to DC who never cut. Makes a sour joke about toilets flushing which get an ewe. Lets cut govt spending and grow the economy.

Huck steps in to rebut saying that he cut stuff in his state. Says it's not accurate for Jindal to say the others up here have not cut stuff.

Jindal cross rebuts and says how much stuff in Arkansas went up under Huckabee. Wanting to cut and cutting are a difference in facts.

Jane

Christie, defends Huckabee and says Hillary is the enemy.

Jane

Very good debate so far. Great questions.

daddy

Niot to Christy, and I think he's going to go after Jindal also.

Christy: if you think that Huck won't cut back spending, or Jindal or Kasich, we better stay focused on Hillary because she's going to explode the size of govt. Big applause.

Now specifics about his plan. Says on day 1 of his presidency no more Regulations for the 1st hundred days. Says we are drowning. Dont worry about buck or Jindal, worry about her.

Good applause.

My take so far is Huck and Christy or doing well. Christy probably at the top. Santorum is already forgettable to me and Jindal made enemies on the stage of Huck and Christy which I think buries him.

Jane

We chased everyone away Daddy!

daddy

Jane I'm at home about to leave. Tomorrow off to Asia until the 20th.

daddy

I think it's a good debate so far also Jane. Good questions.

Jane

Send pix!

Jane

Santorum: We should not have bailed out the auto companies.

Kiwi calls.

daddy

To Santorum: Yoiu opposed the bailout of the automakers?was that the right solution?

Santorum: Absolutely: it would have survived thru the bankruptcy process. We have an economy right now that is choking. We need a level playing field for manufacturing. I support the Ex-Im bank. everybody else up here is against it. The Ex-Im bank means jobs for Americans here. We have a right to compete against other countries.

henry

The fox feed drops when I switch to JOM. Needed a break to get extra equipment. :$

daddy

To Huck" You differ from the others saying you don't want Syrian refugees coming here Should we ope the door to refugees and if so how many?

Huck The idea that we're going to open our doors without knowing who these guys are? something like only 1 of 5 Syrians who are flooding Europe are actually Syrians. If we have so many homeless as we supposedly have, why bring them here.Lets ask the Saudi's to take them Applause.

lets get the economy growing and stabilize the dollar and then we can help around the world better

henry

Huck... Make Saudis take the refugees. Not us

henry

Christy... China steals our stuff because Hillary is an idiot. Obama has done nothing about it.

daddy

To Christy: China is stealing from. How are you going to top China?

Christy: Lets remember that the reason China is clobbering and stealing from us is because elf feckless Obama band feckless Hillary. This Pres has done not one thing. If I'm Prez, if they cyberwar against us, I'll cyberwar against them big time.

And they're building those islands in the Sea. I'll fly Air Force 1 over those islands yo show we mean business.

henry

Hack China, give the info to the Chinese people.

henry

Jindall, TPP. Need to read it, don't trust Obama.

Beasts of England

Kiddie table sounds like it's having a substantive exchange. Good!

henry

Now attacking Republicans instead of Conservatives.

henry

Christy back on attacking Hillary

henry

Jindal all in on conservative not big govt R

daddy

To Jindal: Are uou a skeptic of this TPP deal?

Jindal: This trade Deal is 6000 pages long. Lets read it before we vote for it. I don't trust this Pres to do deals.
Jindal sites Christy failures in New Jersey on jobs and credit ratings. Wr can't send failures to DC lets elect a Conservative, not just any Republican

Christy rebuts; In New Jersey they call me a lot but not a Liberal. Me and Jindal have differences, but we need to talk about what will happen if we have another 4 years of Obama's policies pushed by Hillary Clinton.

Jindal rebuts rebur. records matter. You expanded foodstamps and you caved in to Obamacare. This is important. Do we want to grow dependence on Govt or not? We from the economy by cutting and you haven't done that.

Christy: I praised Jindal. I've cut spending. We have reduce the number of State employees the people out there care about Hillary

Jindal Trys to rebut, buit is stopped

daddy

To Jindal: What specifically makes your plan to replace Obamacare better than Obamacare

Jindal: Others talk about it. Only Jeb has a plan and it creates a new entitlement. My plan doesn't. I refused to expand ObamaCare. I like Chris Christy, but this is about our different plans, about cutting spending, not talking about cutting spending.

Christy rebuts taking air again at Hillary saying she will nationalize the Health care system . She is the target we have to attack.

Jane

What will you do about Obamacare, Jindahl?
I get rid of Obamacare, my plan is online, and I'm the only one who has refuse to expand Obamacare. This is the most important election in our lifetime. We changed nothing and we need results. Offers Christie a juice box.

Christie raises Hillary (smart) says she will bring us to single payer. We need someone who knows how to beat democrats (dead horse)

henry

Jindal, Obamacare. What is your plan? Get rid of it all. Plan online for over a year. Gives Christy a participation ribbon.

Christy back on compare to Hillary (aka he got nuttin)

Jane

Santorum, infrastructure: Do we need to increase gas taxes. He changes the subject. (He's not a favorite of mine) so blah blah blah.

daddy

To Santorum: Should we pay more for Gas Taxes?

Santorum: Answers a diff question, saying he is the Conservative on the stage. Talks about his plans in the Senate, does not answer the question. Says he has a record of being the Conservative. Says he beat the author of Hillarycare in his state.

henry

Get the hook

henry

Off the res. I missed the question

Jane

Who do you admire most on the democrat side?

Jindahl: Waste of time and a silly question. I'd fire everyone. Term limits.

Huckabee diverts to the VA.

Christie: I hate that the dems don't stand with the police.

Santorum: Get fed gvt out of infrastructure. I respect democrats because they fight and don't back down.

daddy

Who in Congress do you most admire on the Dem side?

Jindal: Thats a silly question. lets fire everybody in DC

Huck: Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. The VA is a disaster, and the current Prez has not tried to fix it.

Christy: The thing that disturbs me the most is that the Dem's are not standing behind our Police Officers Applause!

Santorum: WE need to get the Fed Govt out of the Infrastructure business. I respect the den party because they stand up and fight. They are not afraid to take it to us.

So nobody answered the question. I enjoyed that quick bit which allowed each guy to extrapolate and say what they wanted. Bye. Dogs.

GUS

As I drove past Scott Walkers house, he and the Mrs. were getting into a State Patrol SUV apparently heading downtown.
That was about 5pm central.
The site of the debate is the same place where TEDDY ROOSEVELT was shot.

henry

New debate thread... Save it for the big boys?

Jane

Santorum: 20% flat tax on all income. 33% overall.

Christie: 8-28%. Gets rid of deductions and loopholds except mortgage and charity.

Jindahl: 2%, 10% 25%. Everyone should pay something.And republicans have out of control spending too.

Huckabee: Fair tax.

Buckeye

Jindal on a mission to take out the others on the debate stage. He leaves me cold.

Miss Marple 2

Buckeye,

The juice box and participation ribbon used against Huckabee just left me cold.

He needs to quit. He's not gaining traction, and although I think he has the right ideas, he is not good at presenting them.

henry

Jindal has a point, but bad tactic right now

Buckeye

Agree MM

Jane

Huckabee: Why wouldn't the fair tax discourage spending?

No americans will not stop spending. We have a 22% embedded tax. And they can buy used stuff.

Jindahl: You want to eliminate corporate tax, why? Most corp's don't pay taxes anyway. We need to stop government spending. We have more inequality. We can't keep spending money we don't ahve. We are stealing from our children. (He talks too fast)

Jane

New thread.

jimmyk

Great job, all of you. I was eating dinner, so now I feel I didn't miss anything.

Daddy on the new iPhone

Agree mm also. He is making unnecessary enemies

henry

Live commentary continues next thread!!!

Stu in NV

I venture to say that there are far more people who, upon seeing Hillary's image on TV, would like to reach out and strangle her than there are people who would like to do the same to Carly. Why don't we get Frank Luntz to do a worthwhile poll on that for a change?

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