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November 19, 2015

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GMax

OH YEAH First again

GMax

News you can use:

UnitedHealth Group, the largest insurance company in the U.S., on Thursday slashed its earnings outlook, citing new problems related to Obamacare, and told investors it may exit the program's exchanges.

This is the group that tried to raise my premiums 33%. I fired them for next year. Looks like a lot of folks may be doing so.

Joan

I just heard a woman (some expert) on the CBS News say the case law (which is about a different subject, but related as far as its principles) can't be settled on emotion, it must be settled on the signed contract. She said that is the only way a society of free people can live together, that people honor their word and honor their agreements and contracts.

Oh, would that our president and our leaders and our journalists all respect that basic rule of a civilized society.

Old Lurker

Boy, those new batteries they put in TM's pacemaker are really something, huh?

Old Lurker

Contracts, Joan? Now that's cute.

"When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

henry

Must be the painkillers for that "sports" injury. Tennis elbow from 8 ounce curls?

I think the problem is made worse by the HUD placement of "low income" housing in prosperous suburbs. No bus lines, so its not like the feared gang bangers move into these empty yet subsidized vipers nests. So they await tenants -- subsidized jihadis?

Buckeye

squaredance

I agree that Jackson and O'Neill weren't "leftists", just left of me.

jimmyk on iPad

I confess to catching NPR now and then as a form of masochistic enlightenment about how the left thinks. This morning they had on some French lady professor who lumped anti-Islam sentiment together with anti-semitism, and spoke smugly about how these two apparently morally equivalent sentiments (because we all know how those crafty Jews are always rioting and committing mass murder of innocents) are always present, but that events like the terrorist attack allow them to be expressed with impunity.

I'm so glad we have these smart people to condescend to explain all this to us plebes.

buccaneer morgan

In other news there was the renewed 2 minute hate for berezovsky, sorry I meant koch, on Us a today, and politico.

Buckeye

henry

I know where my stash will be hidden:)

DublinDaveForever

Have you noticed that every thread from Tom Maguire since Paris deals with Syrian refugees and the politics of admitting them into the United States.

Is it just me....but isn't it odd that Maguire isn't writing about ISIS and how to defeat them? They were,after all,the ones responsible for the attacks on Paris.

But no,refugees.......refugees.


Could it be that Maguire has looked at the ways the President has been combatting ISIS and come to the same conclusion that every other right-wing media outlet/Politician/pundit has and that is that Obama is kicking their f***king ass up and down the middle-east and winning?

Ergo, there's no Political juice in attacking Obama on the ISIS front,but there is a lot to be gained in hitting him on refugees. Refugees are scary.

As I said before,this is what winning the war on terror looks like.

Threadkiller

Islam doesn't kill people, people who misuse Islam kill people?


Someone should tell the gun-grabbers this.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Sensible consensus? Good one, TM; you must be on some stron opiates.

Threadkiller

The same Obama that bombed a hospital, DuDa?

henry

DuDa, have another fifth on Soros... that was funny.

jimmyk on iPad

"Tennis elbow from 8 ounce curls?"

Shoulder strain from reaching for the remote--to change from ESPN to ESPN2, hence a "sports injury."

Miss Marple 2

Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, local personal income by county for 2015.

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/lapi/2015/pdf/lapi1115.pdf

The map is based on "per cent growth in income by county" which explains why some of the areas in the map look like they are doing better than they are. (If your yearly income goes from 100,000 to 15,000, it would show a 30% increase. This explains western Kentucky looking like a growth area.)

I am not good enough at numbers to figure this out, but thought someone here might want to delve into it.

Miss Marple 2

That should read "10,000 to 15,000." I told you guys I wasn't good with numbers.

jimmyk on iPad

MSM ethical standards:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/427347/cartoonist-portrays-bevin-hiding-his-own-adopted-children-jim-geraghty

DublinDaveForever

Republican House to pass a measure on defeating ISIS this com-ooops sorry bout that.....sorry....uhm....Republican House to pass a measure on defeating Syrian refugees this coming Friday as ISIS is getting the snot thumped out of it by the President of the United States.

Miss Marple 2

Isis is getting the snot thumped out of it by Putin and Hollands. Obama is nowhere to be found, maybe watching an ESPN pre-game analysis show.

maryrose

The problem is there is no growth
Even in mutual funds with this goofy stock market you are up and then you are down
Savings accounts return nothing because the Fed won't raise rates
I want a study done to see if the Fed had gradually raised rates in the last seven years where we would be today

daddy

I don't watch any of these "Alaska Reality TV Shows", but I got a big kick out of reading this in our local rag today: 'Alaskan Bush People' stars plead guilty to lying on PFD forms

What does it mean "lying on PFD forms"? In basic terms it means that the greedy SOB's didn't even live in Alaska, but lied on paperwork and said they did so that they could get free money from the state.

Two stars of the wildly popular reality show "Alaskan Bush People" pleaded guilty in Juneau court Wednesday to lying about their Alaska residency on applications for the Permanent Fund dividend...

"By submitting falsified PFD applications for myself and my children, I stole $7,956 from the people of Alaska," Brown wrote.

A--holes. I've lived up here for 20 years now, but when my job keeps me out of state for more than 180 days a year I don't get a PFD check and I don't lie about it to get one.

Originally, the Brown family had faced a total of 60 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification and first- and second-degree theft linked to PFD applications submitted from 2010 to 2013.

Right. These "Real Alaskans" are as phony as Obama.

jimmyk on iPad

Miss M, I would just note the strong growth in TX. Remember people dismissing it as due to oil, back when oil was ~$100/barrel, not Republican policies? What do they say now with oil below $50?

maryrose

There is also a bill allowing Obama to fight ISIS which preezy has blocked so far with his pen and phone and lack of courage to engage ISIS except on occasion from the air
He is a big fat chicken soft on terrorism which is another Appalled should not have voted for him

maryrose

Reason should be in that sentence
After the Iraq surge worked he still said it was a mistake
Delusional and stuck on stupid

Eric in Boise

Thanks to daddy's posts, I can finally read "PFD form" and not think it must be some kind of permit to get a life vest.

jimmyk on iPad

"I want a study done to see if the Fed had gradually raised rates in the last seven years where we would be today"

My hunch would be much the same overall, but with banks less profitable and their depositors better off. Because Democrats are on the side of the little guys, right?

Old Lurker

Jimmy might be right on a macro level (Jimmy is always right on eco issues IMO), but on a micro level I can attest that seven years of ZIRP has deprived my business of more interest earnings on cash we have to maintain than all of the taxes we have paid over those same years. So I look at it as another tax approximately the same size as the real tax.

Miss Marple 2

Couple of things I noticed in that report:

1. The map only shows per cent increases. They total ALL income from whatever sources, including government aid.

So if you lose your job but get food stamps and welfare, your decrease for their purposes is much smaller.

2. Total per capita income is by state and county, in tables, which is not easy to compare, unlike the map, which as I said is deceptive.

A map of per capita income by county would look much different.

Old Lurker

have, not has

Rick Ballard

The BEA Report measures increase/decrease in personal income between '13 and'14. Decreases in income to collapsing ore and oil commodity prices will not be reflected until the '16 release. The decline in agricultural commodity prices which occurred in '14 is reflected in this report.

Appalled

maryrose:

If you can find a way to send me back to 2008, I'll change my vote. If at the same time I can find a way to invest some early money in something like Uber.

Cecil Turner

As I said before,this is what winning the war on terror looks like.

Heh. Keep trying to sell this shinola . . . and we'll see the last dregs of the Democrat party circling the drain 'bout this time next year.

Jeff Dobbs

"Obama is kicking their f***king ass up and down the middle-east and winning?"

NBC poll...

Do you think the U.S. and its allies are winning or losing the fight against ISIS (Islamic militants operating in Syria and Iraq)?

Winning 24%
Losing 70%

daddy

If you can find a way to send me back to 2008...

Napoleon Dynamite - Uncle Rico's Time Machine

Dave (in MA)

Now that Jane's abandoned us, I guess it's up to me to bring some Worcester-area news...

Arrest made in Worcester Armory weapons theft.
Turns out to be a kiddie-raping dumbass, not a terrorist:

http://fox61.com/2015/11/19/child-rape-suspect-arrested-in-theft-of-guns-from-worcester-army-reserve-facility/

Local sports blog mentions a Tweet calling for the assassination of Trump:

http://turtleboysports.com/protesters-openly-calling-for-gangsters-to-kill-donald-trump-wednesday-at-dcu-rally-in-worcester/

Woman who posted Trump assassination tweet gets fired, calls cops on local sports blog that mentioned tweet, gets visit from cops:

http://turtleboysports.com/girl-who-put-hit-out-on-donald-trump-was-fired-from-job-called-cops-on-turtleboy/

I guess in the age of people calling 911 when they get the wrong size McDonalds fries, calling the cops on a blog because you got fired for a death threat makes sense.

clarice

It's good that during these difficult times we can keep ™ occupied lest his family devise more criminal means of reining in his energy.

Jeff Dobbs

daddy:
I don't watch any of these "Alaska Reality TV Shows", but I got a big kick out of reading this in our local rag today: 'Alaskan Bush People' stars plead guilty to lying on PFD forms

Mark Folkestad put something up about those guys on FB a few weeks ago I think from friends of his who are near to where these guys film. Frauds. The locals hate them.

I watch a number of the Alaska reality shows - but have since not been able to stand that one. Actually, that one was hard to stand anyway...they're a pretty obnoxious bunch.

BTW - a bunch of the shows are going in on climate change now...."boy winter is sure starting late this year....not much snow this winter...everything is thawing early this year....." etc.

Sad, sad, sad.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Obama is kicking their f***king ass--

It's nice but a little sad when the trolls start trolling themselves.

Jack is Back!

Surprised marlene hasn't posted about Trump's ripping his latest foil a new one in New Hampshire last night. I am starting to think he is paying these idiots to try and shout him down so he can bury them and their problem in front of a yuge audience. Who needs to spend $8 million in TV ads like Bush, Kashich and Fat Rino Bastard when he gets it for free and jumps 12-18 points above them.

Evidently it was a really fat guy complaining about his food stamps being cut off. The irony was priceless.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Blaming Appalled for 404 serves no useful purpose.

Jeff Dobbs

A footnote to add to the "Wake Up Little Peter" thread where poor widdle Beinart was upset with Rubio for his use of "wake up call".

Here's CIA director Brennan in a speech on Monday:

And I do hope that this is going to be a wake-up call, particularly in areas of Europe where I think there has been a misrepresentation of what the intelligence security services are doing by some quarters that are designed to undercut those capabilities.

Go get him, Beinart!!!

Like a fyre in the night.

Don't worry, Jeff; snow in Paris soon, and smoke, lots of it.

Waiting on narciso's review first.

Someone @ Judy's called Paris Zardoz, and now I've got a movie to watch.

nova lurker

The fruits of Zero's previous waves of waiving "immigrants" in ...

http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/developing_friday_morning_shooting_in_sterling432

... lets roll the dice a few more times.

Jeff Dobbs

CH:
Blaming Appalled for 404 serves no useful purpose.

Well, if Appalled had voted for McCain instead of Obama in 2008, McCain would have carried Georgia with a robust 52.24180% of the vote rather than the paltry 52.24178% that he did.

The Infamous Ignatz

The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Trump style.
Pretty funny.

buccaneer morgan

I've never seen, but it probably had something to with John boorman consuming hallucinogens.

The Infamous Ignatz

Eli Lake in his usual understated way makes clear Barry is a petulant, poopyheaded moron.

buccaneer morgan

There was an ncis episode on this topic, a female intelligence officer of arab descent is found dead in a small town, of course they to the premise that they suspect the Iraqi recent artival, it turns out her boss did it, covering up a payoff from a team of two Iraqis who were planning an attack.

Buckeye

Are the Jeb! ads running on Fox national or local/Ahia??

I don't know how much he is paying his advisors/PRstaff/geniuses, but they are running the same crappy ad every 15 to 30 minutes. He really comes off like a weak sister.

Haven't they figured out that the ad sucks and he is fading in the polls?

Pathetic.

Buckeye

Not that I like Jeb.

The Infamous Ignatz

As Lake obliquely reminds us, it isn't the Republicans who are in disagreement with Barry's military advisers; it's Barry himself.
And yet he trots them out as back ups for his hesitant fecklessness. Who the hell would want the job of javelin catcher for this irresponsible clown?

Captain Hate on the iPad

I saw a really good ad for Jeb a couple weeks ago which must have sent his Architect trained consultants into a tizzy because it just disappeared.

Jeff Dobbs

Buckeye:
I don't know how much he is paying his advisors/PRstaff/geniuses, but they are running the same crappy ad every 15 to 30 minutes...Haven't they figured out that the ad sucks and he is fading in the polls?

What if there were another reason campaign staff pushes tv ads than just "does it help my candidate"?

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/08/19/432759311/2016-campaign-tv-ad-spending

There's also a business reason that campaigns spend so much on ads: campaign consultants have an incentive to push ads, according to Green, because they're in the media business — they not only believe in ads, but they sometimes get a cut of the media spending.

Well. What about the Jeb campaign. I mean, as it's faltering, how is it prioritizing its effforts?

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-10-23/jeb-bush-orders-across-the-board-pay-cuts-for-struggling-campaign

While the headline reads "across the board cuts" - the piece says this:

The campaign is removing some senior staff from the payroll, parting ways with some consultants, and downsizing its Miami headquarters to save more than $1 million per month and cut payroll by 40 percent this week...

The campaign is also cutting back 45 percent of its budget, except for dollars earmarked for TV advertising and spending for voter contacts, such as phone calls and mailers.

If Bush is fading in the polls - you probably have some people saying - "we better spend this shit now so we get paid before he has to drop out".

Jack is Back!

Got to Gowdy's Facebook page for the video of his opening remarks today at the Immigration subcommittee hearing. The take away conclusion:

"The President says we are scared of widows and orphans. With all due respect to him, what I am really afraid of is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans."

Ouch!

Captain Hate on the iPad

Since TM is hyper threading maybe he can include the Judicial Watch link about how brave Sir Edmund Hillary Diane Rodman's enforcers are leaning on a Comedy Club's clips of various stand up people making fun of the USS Corona, to take it down. The clip is ok but definitely funnier than anything SNL has had on forever, although I can see why a humor deprived doormat couldn't cackle to it.

But she's all about teh freedoms.

Jeff Dobbs

TM:
Very few marketing professionals believe that the best way to make a sale is to drop a product on the customer's doorstep and let them figure out for themselves that it is just what they wanted.

I am reminded of that great marketing professional, Nancy Pelosi:

"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

Using that strategy, Obama is adapting it to:

"We have to let the Syrian refugees in so that we can find out how many are actually Syrian, how many are actually refugees, and how many are actually terrorists."

Jane

Thanks Dave, I texted Amy altho I'm not sure a child rapist isn't as bad as a terrorist if you are a mother.

Marlene

I'm playing with my new computer. I'm such a tech dummy,ha!
I watched a bit of Trump on CSPAN last night. He was in Worcester,at a venue with 12,000 people.
We've watched that Alaska reality show,that family is very weird,something not quite right about them.

Jeff Dobbs

CH:
brave Sir Edmund Hillary Diane Rodman's enforcers are leaning on a Comedy Club's clips of various stand up people making fun of the USS Corona, to take it down.

"Let me tell you, if you can’t handle CNBC moderators comedians then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about it"
--stuff Obama (almost) said

buccaneer morgan

Miranda tate, I mean mrs. Hasmatoucen (sic) is what we call in the parlance a 'black widow' instructively she's the first of such a type on the continent, but not the first from europe, that occurred with a Muriel debuq who detonated in iraq around 2004.

caro

"We have to let the Syrian refugees in so that we can find out how many are actually Syrian, how many are actually refugees, and how many are actually terrorists."

"Let me tell you, if you can’t handle CNBC moderators comedians then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about it"
--stuff Obama (almost) said

Brilliant points, Jeff.

caro

yikes. help me out of this!

buccaneer morgan

Apologies, it was degaug and this was in 2005, she was married to a Moroccan martyr

DrJ



Off.

buccaneer morgan

Althouse, shockiglybdiesnt understand the vercitti treatment.

buccaneer morgan

Kevin drum removes all doubt again.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Tammy Bruce: 404 is continuing with his Manila standup act by blaming Gitmo for the ISIS attacks despite the fact that there's been no mention of it by the terrorists. It's a GWB holdover so it's all he can do to take attention away from him being the cause.

Tammy is warming up to Ted Cruz and is criticizing Mia Love for supporting Dondi.

Jane

Who is "Dondi"?

henry

Dondi = Rubio (I think)

buccaneer morgan

If any thing the prison in sjm and that other place in france, which is their Florence adc ( where beghal was detained) is the problem, although really the mosques in both countries are the catalyst.

Captain Hate on the iPad

henry is correct; I think that's in the glossary.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Outhouse is getting roundly slattered for her dimwitted comments about the comedy club warnings. I guess Maybee feels more comfortable around a clueless ditz, for those of you perpetually mourning her exit.

James D

What's really depressing about this article:

http://washex.am/1X11BFL

is that it isn't even surprising these days.

buccaneer morgan

Thiessen pointed out in flirting with disaster the poignant hypocrisy of the gitmo deriders across the pond, and don't even get me started on volodya, who keeps assuange on retainer.

buccaneer morgan

Courting disaster, my servers need callibrating.

Dave (in MA)

Videos aside, those alleged comedians are probably all going to be voting for the Pantsuit in 354 days.

Dave (in MA)

James D., I forget where I saw it, but the next series of Barbie TV ads is going to depict boys playing with the dolls.

Dave (in MA)

Related: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/health/quarter-of-men-believe-they-have-man-periods/

Dave (in MA)

http://www.universalhub.com/2015/veteran-charged-worcester-armory-break-evidence#new What's the over/under on how many comments before it's Bush's fault?

The Infamous Ignatz

--We've watched that Alaska reality show,that family is very weird,something not quite right about them.--

I watched about 10 minutes of it once and between their looking like the kind of stoner riff-raff I find squatting on my own properties and have to run off and the fact that they looked like incompetent boobs who were likely to kill themselves with their various ineptly wielded tools figured I'd go play with my Barbies instead.
Still waiting however, Carrie-like, for my first man period. When it gets here, look out.
Guess I better go figure out what is first though so I know when it does.

Joan

Contracts, Old Lurker...I was thinking more of oaths of office. Constitutional oaths. Though I know you're pointing out words mean nothing in this perverted Washington DC wonderland today.

Jeff Dobbs

Of course I don't have man periods.

Sheesh, that's preposterous.

I do have a male . . . . . . . . . . colon.


lyle

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/hillary-stages-riot-over-internet-video-at-laugh-factory-t17209.html

Comanche Voter

Dublin Dave = Double Dumb. It's telling when Representative Steve Israel [D-forever and a day] looks at the adminstration's presentation to Congress on the refugee issue, and sniffs, "I've seen better presentations."

Seems like Team Obozo is not even trying--it's just "telling". Well the problem with that is that the dogs don't like the dog food Team Obozo is shoveling.

The Infamous Ignatz

It's been ~4 hours.
I'm feeling new thread withdrawal.

The Infamous Ignatz

The existential crisis behind today’s Islamic violence.
Makes some useful points.
Sounds like he might be a little Christianist, though.

windansea

Paris ringleader meets with just end

The bodies recovered in the raid were badly mangled, with a part of Aitboulahcen's spine landing on a police car, complicating formal identification, according to one of the officials.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/paris-attacks-pm-warns-1.3325760

JMHanes

Don't miss the animated/interactive graphic posted by Sandy Daze (Hi, Sandy!) in the Lone Wolf thread: Flow of Asylum Seekers . Took me a couple of minutes to discover all the features. The default speed is slow enough that I didn't actually realize it was a progression (vs a loop) at first. You can watch the collective patterns developing, or hover over a "donor" country, like say Russia, and see where its immigrants are going, or hover over a destination country and see where its immigrants are coming from. You can lock in a view by clicking on an individual country. You can also hover over the time line to position it.

Aside from being surprised by the steady stream out of Eritrea (which Wikipedia has since informed me is a sort of African version of North Korea), it left me wondering about the consequence of trapping huge numbers of muslims in Serbia.

Old Lurker

"henry is correct; I think that's in the glossary."

Ya know. If H&R were half the tech guy he thinks he is, he could make that glossary dynamic so that hovering one's cursor over such a name would pop up the definition. If he were really good, he could make it work in reverse so that when typing the name (Rubio eg) in a post, up would pop, Apple-Like, alternative names for that guy.

Ducking.

The Infamous Ignatz

A part of his spine?
Sounds like Alien.

Rick Ballard

"it left me wondering about the consequence of trapping huge numbers of muslims in Serbia."

Hi, JMH.

The Serbs have a trusted app for that problem. If they're allowed to run it, it will definitely reduce the flow of refujihadis into EUtopia.

GMax

289 votes in the House? Veto proof majority. Over to McTurtle. Find the votes...

buccaneer morgan

Her spine, unless we are talking pronoun trouble.

henry

OL, I think extraneus does the narcisolator stuff these days... (was bgates way back when)

The Infamous Ignatz

While any terrorist attack is awful, I remain amazed at how sporadic and ineffective they are.
Virtually no credible chemical or biological attacks ever. Thousands of guns and grenades found over the years but very few ever actually used.
Part of it is excellent intelligence and police work but a lot of it seems to me to be due to the dregs just being not particularly ept.

Captain Hate on the iPad

That People's Cube link is funnier than the Laugh Factory's clip.

Planned Genocide has pledged $20M of taxpayer, at least in part, provided money to help defeat Rethugs in 2016, aiming at some specific Senate races including Ohio. Twitch is standing by to do whatever those ghouls desire.

Eddie Munster passed a refugee certification bill which Sessions says doesn't really do anything new. 404 sent McDonough and Jeh Fuckface to lobby against it anyway, resulting in a veto proof majority passing it. McTurtle still hasn't dislodged his tiny head from deep inside his shell to schedule anything.

The Infamous Ignatz

Her spine.
OK, that makes more sense since she was the one wearing the three piece bomb.

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