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November 03, 2015



Bush never says anything bad about Obama...


First but I'm not happy about it, I can tell you that!


Now I'm happy...





Never let it be said that Obama did not come to the support of his allies.


One of your best, Jeff!


Rubio appears to have been misquoted on amnesty:http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/18/rubio-affirms-hell-end-obamas-executive-amnesty-univision-interview-mistranslated/


he promises some big effective action in Congress (which usually means shutting down the whole shebang) which inevitably collapses, then he raises money on the idea that the big old plan would have succeeded, if it weren't for those darn kids...er, establishment RINOs.

Which Senator best personifies the way you like seeing initiatives presented?

What was that Senator's most successful effort?


Point taken, but would adelson and singer be really supporting him if he were really serious.


Well, hush my mouf.


Still praying that the shithead in the WH suffers early onset of rigor mortis.


narciso, I've no idea--but I do not base my views on badly translated stuff and I can't imagine he's say this in Spanish on Univision if that were not his position--maybe they're backing him because they think he's the likely winning candidate.

Jack is Back!

So, Obama is saying that if you are in a dark alley, you'd want him there in case there was a mugging versus any of the Republicans? Isn't this the same wuss who got all tippy-toed and scared wactching some guy thrown another guy in a judo exhibition?


I have to disagree, Buckeye. You think it's bad now? Try: St. Barack The Martyr.


New thread, new song. Simple, no bombast this time. Vaughn Williams, the Call.


I prefer it with a mezzo, but a baritone is OK too.

Cecil Turner

Not exactly a tough target, but the destruction was near total. Nice hit!


Ed Driscoll (via Insty) quotes the ineffable Thom Wolfe in his liner notes to Bonfire of The Vanities:

While Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of Punch, it was announced that Khrushchev and Bulganin were coming to England. Muggeridge hit upon the idea of a mock itinerary, a lineup of the most ludicrous places the two paunchy pear-shaped little Soviet leaders could possibly be paraded through during the solemn process of a state visit. Shortly before press time, half the feature had to be scrapped. It coincided exactly with the official itinerary, just released, prompting Muggeridge to observe: We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.


If anything, [environmental economist Richard ] Tol argues, current and past climate policies have only served to make most people a little poorer while benefiting those in politically favored industries or with connections to powerful politicians.

Bob Dylan said “you don’t need a weatherman, to know which way the wind blows”, but apparently it takes an environmental economist to stumble upon the truth.

It was ‘Deep Throat’ who said “follow the money“.

Miss Marple 2

Turnout for KC Royals parade:


That is one hell of a post, Hit! You rock!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Thought it was one of TM's til I saw the "link to last page" at the bottom.


Agree with Jane. Great work, Jeff.


Here's a chaser to Jeff's shot:


Culture War 2.0 is as inescapable as it is obnoxious. Its loudest proponents, the Social Justice Warriors, live off a drama that they create, playing enlightened victim-activists fighting micro-struggles against micro-aggressions in areas most people have never even thought about.

The issues are ideological, but they're mainstreamed by focusing on personal narratives. The victim-activists are usually millennials from wealthy families with useless degrees. It's a story as old as radicalism, but in the dawn of the 21st century, it's activism and culture war being replayed as farce.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Quiz: Can You Guess the Prices of the World’s Most Expensive Guns?



You want a thesis, not a blog comment. If you want a model of effectiveness, look at Nancy Pelosi getting Obamacare through the House. (Not a bill I admire -- but the process was effective)

For a law I admire that has gotten bipartisan support -- let me think on it some. I will plead what Poli Sci professors call "rational ignorance" on why I can't give you an answer now. It is not my job to worry about how the sausage is made. I just notice when the sausage is not made, because some Senator has decided His Issue Is So Important That Nothing Must Happen.

Jeff Dobbs

Two things about that Bush speech cross my mind, looking back on it now.

1) Bush used the same type of phrasing Obama does: "Some seem to believe..." Only when Bush used it, Obama jumped up and said, "he's talking about me!". When Obama does it, everyone scratches his head and says, "who the hell is he talking about" ("some say we should nuke every country who looks at us sideways, and others say we should dissolve the US...i reject that as a false choice...")

2) In Bush's presidency, you had an American president who went to Israel to defend Israel. In Obama's you have the Israeli Prime Minister forced to come to the US to defend Israel, all the while taking fire from the American presidential administration.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--the process was effective--

Lies and bribes?
That's the reform you're looking for from guys like Cruz?


For a law I admire that has gotten bipartisan support -- let me think on it some.

This goes back a ways, but the Kemp-Roth tax cuts would fit that description for me.

It's hard to think of much that has passed Congress since Reagan that is admirable.


Yeah we need more Louisiana Purchases and Cornhusker kickbacks, sigh...


If you like your plan, your can keep your plan, period. Repeated by every Democrat near a microphone...


because some Senator has decided His Issue Is So Important That Nothing Must Happen.

Pfft. I wish there were 99 more who decided the precise same thing and closed down the whole damn Senate for a year. Or longer. How would our lives be any different? Mine sure as hell wouldn't.


eell it wasn't a debate, but it was a point, made preciently, to a fool, signifying nothing,

Palin: We have trade missions back and forth, we do. It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state.

Cecil Turner

Lies and bribes?

Exactly. And what was it that Cruz did that was so heinous? One shutdown? (That I still think could've been made to work.)

I agree he pandered a bit (e.g., on the TPA and budget bill). But so what? No significant GOP legislation is going to survive Obama's veto, and the blame is not on the GOP. If Cruz (or any other Congressional Republican) wants to make some hay on that, more power to 'em.

Dave (in MA)

Posted by: Miss Marple 2 | November 03, 2015 at 05:17 PM

Phew. At first I thought it was the latest [and worst] of the recent 'migrants' photos.

Frau Kapitulieren

"The false comfort of appeasement" sez it all about Pres. Big Stuff. He is comforted but not too many others.

btw, the photo from KC looks almost the size of the first Tea Party in DC.


why exactly did they have an election last time,



You want a thesis, not a blog comment.

I wanted a baseline.

Jack is Back!

As Clarice will attest, I called the fall of Merkel a few weeks back and now it is now close than before.

It is now at least a civil civil war but it is getting pretty nasty. And as Germany goes, the other northern European countries will be enabled. Sweden is on the cusp. They are more at risk of demographic and politcal failure than the others. Belgium and the Netherlands are moving slowly to the same conclusion. Eyes are opening but too late in some respects.

Watch Germany in the next few weeks. The Greeks are, of course.


question is what happens next, does the CSU have enough clout to take rump elements of the CDU and some of the Alternative vote, I can't imagine the SDP would benefit,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

IIRC you've been asked this before JiB, but IYO is there enough Visigoth, Viking, Hun and Vandal blood left in the EU to mount another Battle of Tours or Vienna despite their Quisling leaders or is Europe bound for a caliphate?
I can't see the Poles and some of the other Eastern European tribes not resisting and possibly the Finns, but they seem about as far gone as the other Nords.


so this is where it seems to start,


pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

"saying “CNN seems to be a more appropriate host.”

IMO, the Communist news networks suits him to a T.

Thomas Collins

Good law passage for good reasons and pure institutional interest? How about the repeal of Prohibition?



The sausage being made is extremely unhealthy and way too expensive. I would prefer that the factory be shut down until it produces decent stuff we can afford.


And Jeff: In my best imitation of the late Chris Farley--That...was...AWESOME!


'excellent' referencing, bill and ted,


Gen. B. Arnold, USA Ret.

"...Iran is kicking Obama around..."

Good news: Obama has a strategy to defeat the rogue terrorist nation.
Bad news: That nation is America.

They're not kicking him around. They're on the same team.


**** I want Mister Tough Guy President to come on my show.


Now, I have offered Barack Obama, on multiple occasions, to come on this show, where we would have a serious, professional, honest debate for an hour.

And I've said, "I will give one hundred thousand dollars to his favorite charity."

He's not comin' on this show, Mister Tough Guy.

He's not comin' on this show. He can do all this crap in front of a DNC crowd, or pretend Praetorian Guard journalists, or some damn fool with an i-pod, i-pod broadcast. ****

Mark Levin - Tuesday night.

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