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December 12, 2015

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Captain Hate

So All Criminals Love Us has finally found a scuzzbucket too embarrassing to keep in place? When will they find their voices about 404's obviously unconstitutional assault on the right to bear arms?

Curry bites, Steyn growls, and Markey barks.

Here's pottereaton whom I call the Duke, over @ Judy's:

"The exchange between Judith Curry, Mark Steyn, and Senator Markey will likely be remembered as one of those compelling moments in which the alarmists and their extremist environmental accomplices lost control of the debate. In terms of theater, nothing is more dramatic than witnessing a respected scientist(backed by a talented polemicist) force an ideological windbag to confront the shallowness of his beliefs.

Markey, to his credit, did not flee the room. But he probably should have"

Can't have that.

What? People are skeptical? Just start shooting those kind of people.

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

kim,

Is there any video of that Steyn, Currie tag team bout with Markey?

BTW, I just found the noisiest damn city in America last night.

Thomas Collins

I'm sure Loretta Lynch will be investigating this incitement to violence against a candidate.

Thomas Collins

Even measured by the universe of politicians, Markey is a boob. If Dickie Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse are 10s on a 1-10 scale of politician boobism, Markey makes the meter go to 10, and the meter then explodes.

Miss Marple 2

Good morning!

This is an amazing shift in position:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428411/larry-kudlow-seal-borders-stop-visas?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=566c140004d301316b6bc86e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Steve

Watch Live: Donald Trump Holds Town Hall Event in Aiken, SC (12-12-15)

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2015/12/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-town-hall.html

Janet

Here's the full video of the hearings - http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=video&id=2547

Buckeye

MM

Couple more "shoot em ups" like San Bernardino and everyone outside of Obama's inner circle will be calling for sealed borders.

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

Janet,

Thanks for the 8:48 video link. Skipping through it you get a sense that these bozo senators are no match for Steyn. Damn if that guy isn't brilliant especially as a counter-puncher. But Markey like Nelson and the other Dems just prattle on and love their own voice without any consideration for other opinions. What a bunch of boobs.

Jeff Dobbs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IGGY!!!

Jane

Happy Birthday Iggy! Have a great one!

Old Lurker

HB Iggy!

Your brother and my sister are getting together to bake you a cake.

henry

Happy Birthday Iggy!

Centralcal on iPad

Happy Birthday Iggy. Don't eat the cake!!!!!!

Marlene

Happy Birthday Iggy!

Stephanie

Happy Birthday, Iggy!

sbw

Happy Birthday, Iggy! (Why be different. :-) )

DrJ

Happy Birthday, Barney Frank!

MarkO

Happy Birthday Iggy! Rock on.

Rick Ballard

Miss Marple,

My apologies for the outburst directed at you night before last. It won't happen again.

Rick Ballard

Miss Marple,

My apologies for the outburst directed at you night before last. It won't happen again.

The Infamous Ignatz

Thanks everyone.

The Infamous Ignatz

Remember those games where they give you a picture and tell you to find all the out of place objects?
Try to find all the advocacy parading as journalism in this AP piece on the Paris climate craptrap.

Jojo

Even Jeb tweeted last night “We should have a temporary ban on refugees coming here until it’s clear that there aren’t any terrorists embedded.” #Hannity

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

Happy Birthday, Iggy.

Army walk on is at 1216 and Navy walk on is 1246

At 1426 is the Golden Eagels and the Leap Frog parachute squads

Followed by the Middies taking the field with an F/A18 flyover out of Sandy Daze's old billet at Oceana then Army takes the field with an Apache chopper squadron flyover.

Game should start around 1510hrs.

Look for Frederick and I. We will be wearing Navy hoodies:)

James D.

Happy birthday, Ig!

Sandy Daze

Navy Hoodies ! Hoo-rah !

Go NAVY !

Cecil Turner

Amusing coverage from Howie Carr :

Steyn interrupted again: “Do you know what the Little Ice Age was, Senator?”

The Little Ice Age! That’s 
like waving a crucifix, a silver bullet and a clove of garlic 
in Dracula’s face all at once.

Markey was in full panic mode now. He began babbling inane gibberish about the winter of ’15, the coldest 
and snowiest ever in Boston, 
110 inches of global warming.

Markey was fee-fi-foaming at the mouth now. [. . .]

And this take was surprisingly fair.

Threadkiller

Don't they realize Trump supporters are liberals working for Stephanopoulos on a rope-a-dope?

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday Ig!!

The Infamous Ignatz

The Week in Pictures; Trump This.

Buckeye

JiB

Going to make GameDay?

Buckeye

Happy Birthday Ig!

The Infamous Ignatz

From that AP link;

In what would be a victory for small island nations, the draft includes a section highlighting the losses they expect to incur from climate-related disasters that it's too late to adapt to. However, a footnote specifies that it "does not involve or provide any basis for any liability or compensation" - a key U.S. demand because it would let the Obama administration sign on to the deal without going through the Republican-led Senate.

So is this another meaningless scrap of paper, a clever method to cripple us without actually being a treaty or is it a treaty that they call something else?
If we are actually bound to cut our emissions and harm ourselves how is it not a treaty requiring Senate approval?

Thomas Collins

Happy Birthday, Ignatz.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/33/59/a2/3359a2c4635d53898567fc7b93b92d5f.jpg

Jane

Markey was fee-fi-foaming at the mouth now. [. . .]

I loved how he was frantically looking at his notes - particularly when citing Galileo. His staff was frantically throwing more notes at him which confused him even more.

Buckeye

Iggy

As long as the agreement doesn't get in the way of his pen and phone, don't think Zero will give a carp what it says. All he needs is a thin veneer of jusrtification.

Thomas Collins
glasater

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, Dear Iggy! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

The Infamous Ignatz

Spengler;
The Republican Establishment Attacks Cruz to Cover Its Own Blunders.

Buckeye

A few months ago I made one of my smart ass comments that when the revolution started, journalists and bureaucrats needed to be at the top of the target list.

I want to amend that to include congressional staffers.

Threadkiller

Special Q for TK; Trump says "I'm with everybody".
Is that the same as Jindal's 100%?

Best I could come up with, Ig, is by "everybody" he is saying he is for all of the above energy.

Art in Newport

If even Jeb is tweeting about sealing the border, the polling must show public sentiment to be very strong in support of it.

Cecil Turner

JEB was talking about refugees, which is more in line with this bill passed by the House almost a month ago. And yes, it polled well even before San Berdoo.

clarice

Happy Birthday, Iggy.

Good on you, Rick!

Old Lurker

You beat me too it, Clarice.

Rick is a class act.

Rick Ballard

"how is it not a treaty requiring Senate approval?"

You have to trace out the authority which resulted in CO2 becoming a pollutant to get to the answer. The statutory delegation to the EPA resulted in a Nine Monkey decision which won't be reversed until a President signs a statute removing CO2 from being considered a pollutant.

The US is not bound to the Paris flim flam any more than it is bound to the Kyoto agreement and that will become clear when Congress refuses to fund.

Old Lurker

Just as we are able to refine what we know about life in, say, early Rome, or ancient China, or whatever from uncovering shards of pottery or ancient script...I wonder what future generations, if there are many, will discern when they uncover this bit of text?

"A Canadian transgender father left behind a wife and seven children to begin a new life as a six-year-old girl. Stefonknee (pronounced ‘Stephanie’) Wolschtt, 46, had been married for 23 years when she realised she was transgender. She´s now living with an adoptive family, and says she does not “want to be an adult right now”. “I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children. But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child,” she said in a video series by The Transgender Project, published by Daily Xtra. Ms Wolschtt said her wife could"

Old Lurker

And, for the amusement of people who hate sharing the road with bicyclists (sorry to Mr. Janet), I give you this video:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4657019566001/oblivious-cyclist-runs-straight-into-speeding-train/?intcmp=hpvid1#sp=show-clips

clarice

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/the-painful-truth-about-affirmative-action/263122/

Jeff Dobbs

I don't know what it's like where any of y'all are . . . but it's 70 degrees here. Sunny, light breeze, whispy clouds floating through the sky.

It is absolutely glorious sitting out on the deck.

peter

Happy Birthday Iggy; you are one of the pillars of wisdom here.

lyle

HB, Ig. Wish you all the best.

You're a good man, Rick.

JMHanes

So my last comment didn't post. How long do you suppose should I wait to see if it miraculously appears, before attempting to reconstruct it? Decisions, decisions… Maybe I should take a turn out on my porch, too! Right next to my bloomin' camellia, with a shout out to Jeff!

Jeff Dobbs

You done got sent to the naught bin, JMH...


JMHanes said:
Ignatz: Obama will just be following in Clinton's footsteps. That would be former president, who signed the Kyoto Protocols, but knew enough not to submit them to the Senate for ratification. Clinton, of course, never tried to implement the Kyoto measures unilaterally, either. My nomination for most fatuous -- yet revealing -- paragraph is this one:Countries would also be committed to limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100. To achieve that goal, scientists say, the world will have to stop emitting greenhouse gases altogether in the next half-century. Yeah, that's gonna happen. My question is how China, with the world's second largest economy (and apparently in first place if we're talking "purchasing power parity") still gets to play by developing country rulz? Talk about getting out-negotiated. But never mind all that, today's the day you're Gonna Have a Good Time, right? Happy Birthday to you!
Reply | 19 minutes ago on The Daily Caller Ge…

(the naughty bin removes all formatting, and I don't try to recreate it)

Art in Newport

Cecil - Yes, refugees. I was thinking more of the private polling done by the political parties ... Much more expensive but also more accurate.

But, he must be desperate indeed to publically agree, in any sense, with the words of Trump.

The consultants must have been telling him that the polls said he could not afford to be on the wrong side of this issue.

Buckeye

Hit it is well into the 60s here in Central Ohio, supposed to be 70 tomorrow. Both days will set records.

I figure by Christmas we will have paid the piper with snow and cold, but going to enjoy this in the meantime.

Threadkiller

Well done, Rick.

JMHanes

Thnx, Jeff. It's good to be king! Here's the only bit worth recreating in full:

Gonna Have a Good Time, right? Happy Birthday to you, Ignatz!

The Infamous Ignatz

--You have to trace out the authority which resulted in CO2 becoming a pollutant to get to the answer.--

The EPA always had the right to regulate CFCs and yet the Senate voted on and ratified the Montreal Protocol.

Just because the executive has the power to regulate something domestically doesn" rel="nofollow">

These non treaty agreements, which are nowhere mentioned in the constitution are at least as egregious as the abuse of EOs and yet no one mentions their extra-legality.
We seem to be devolving to the point where, so long as someone can say "the next guy can just undue it" there is no practical limit to what a president can do.

Sorry about the weird stuff in mid paragraph. Typepad has done something new and I aint starting all over just to please it. Maybe it is only in preview and will disappear if I hit post.

Momto2

It's hard to believe we need a poll to prove that a majority of us don't want to be beheaded/blow-up/etc.

It just irks me when politicians cannot say a common sense thing like this without sticking a wet finger into the wind. Hope Jeb doesn't expect this to improve his booming poll numbers!!

Happiest of Birthdays to you Iggy!!!

Jeff Dobbs

Jazz at Hot Air covers the story of two off duty cops being turned away at a concert because they were carrying (in accordance with police department policy):

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/12/12/armed-off-duty-officers-told-to-leave-concert-in-kentucky/

A concert at The Louisville Palace, featuring some of country music’s biggest stars, hit a sour note when off-duty police officers were not allowed inside Wednesday night.

The reason? The officers had their weapons.

The off-duty officers said they were abiding by department policy by keeping their weapons on them. They were told they could disarm, or leave, and they left. The issue now has Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad weighing in.

The Live Nation concert at the Palace featured some of country music’s hottest acts such as Chris Stapleton and Trace Adkins. The officers, who were there with their wives or girlfriends, were excited to see the show.

mrs hit and run and I just went to a Live Nation concert in Raleigh last week. Dusting Lynch, Hell of a Night.

Good show.

Live Nation keeps sending me emails about upcoming concerts and for whatever reason, it thinks I might make a trip to Louisville...er, probably not.

We might try to go to one in Alabama though. Thought about inviting Beasts.

Only thing is . . . it's in Auburn.

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Happy Birthdy, Iggy!

Cecil Turner

But, he must be desperate indeed to publically agree, in any sense, with the words of Trump.

Practically the entire GOP supported the SAFE act (House Republicans: 242 yea, 2 nay, 2 NV) well before Trump floated the no muslim immigrant thing.

But I guess it's not news unless Trump said something about it.

The statutory delegation to the EPA resulted in a Nine Monkey decision which won't be reversed until a President signs a statute . . .

One of many such delegations. And Obama may have done the country a favor: he certainly highlighted the abuse that could result from Congress abrogating its responsibility to legislate. (And hopefully they'll do something about it.)

Momto2

Currently 68 here in Ga. expecting 73+.....How can I bake Christmas cookies when it's so nice outside?

I'm going to eat lunch on the patio!

The good thing is my little foster pup is having another surgery on Monday (ear canal due to birth defect) - so he will have one last glorious weekend to romp before it's back to the cone, the crate, and lots of "sleepy" medicine.

The Infamous Ignatz

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. Off to walk the pup and to see if all this rain has produced any tasty wild fungi.

JMHanes

A really disappointing review of Ted Cruz' Climate Hearing -- mostly targeting the poor logistics, which included failing to arrange C-Span coverage. I wondered about that, when I was trying to figure where/if I could watch the proceedings. I didn't realize that coverage was a proactive deal. Hopefully, Cruz will pass the video along to somebody who can salvage some decent passages and sound bytes for further use.

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

". His staff was frantically throwing more notes at him which confused him even more."

I though being s Democrat created complete confusion. Had no idea they could be confused even more.

Frau rudy Kockenlocker

Today's person of honor gets his due.

Happy Birthday, Ignatz!

Miss Marple 2

Rick,

Sorry I haven't answered. I just got back, been gone all morning.

Thanks for the apology, but really, no harm done. I should have thought about what Levin had said and been a little less trusting.

He speaks with such force I just sort of believed him. I do think, however, the president gets to nominate someone.

Anyway, over and done with, no harm.

JMHanes

Via Instapundit, The Gambia is now an Islamic republic. The story's final paragraph is particularly striking:

Starved of development funds because of his deplorable human rights record and economic mismanagement, Jammeh is looking towards the Arab world as substitute for and source of development aid.

Frau Trudy Kockenlocker

"It's hard to believe we need a poll to prove that a majority of us don't want to be beheaded/blow-up/etc. "

Momto2 - File under "train up a child"--
More haters and beheadings were on display in Portland, OR--city of peace and roses--as children shouted "I want to kill him" and laughed as a paper mache head of Donald Trump was held aloft after the pinata figure was destroyed. I refrain from posting pictures of the exercise of the First Amendment.
LUN

buccaneer morgan

It took al ghuardian to point out trump's proposal is based on a paper from gaffney's group, csp, with all the appropriate tsk taking from the splc offcourse.

buccaneer morgan

Well portlandia is like a whole 'mother country.

Frau Trudy Kockenlocker

Slavers-1 Colonials-0

Gambia is now an Islamic republic. Kunta Kinte could not be reached for comment.

buccaneer morgan

Just another chieftain like the ones that facilitated the trade, three centuries ago.

Momto2

We might try to go to one in Alabama though. Thought about inviting Beasts.

Only thing is . . . it's in Auburn.

Invite me ~ War Eagle!!!

JMHanes

Jeff:

You are not paranoid: "Homeland Security deployed hi-tech spy plane which scoops up tens of thousands of phone calls at one time above San Bernardino for days after massacre." The article even includes turquoise flight tracking.

MaryD

Just watched a big piece of the Cruz hearing. VERY disturbing. The majority of the Senators come across as either senile or arrogant. They have been in the bubble far too long.

buccaneer morgan

They are in on the scam, Markey was part of the original skydragon netting (cap n trade bill)

Momto2

as children shouted "I want to kill him" and laughed...

I'm sure this is sponsored by some of the same ones who are posting all over Twitter and FB about "kindness and love and respecting everyone"....

Tell me I'm wrong :)

buccaneer morgan

He's also a rank idiot, but one can be both in the donkey caucus, if fact they insist on it.

Jojo

The refugees are mostly Muslim so the point about the verbiage used is a very small deal.

The Infamous Ignatz

Waiting for it to get into the forties before taking my walk. In the meantime this Zerohedge post is pretty entertaining.
Recalls that it was Bear Stearns' junk bond ops which kicked off the financial meltdown in 2007.
Now, eight years later another hedge fund invested in high yield instruments just "gated" itself preventing redemptions. Guess who founded it. Yep, the guys who lost their jobs helping to bankrupt Bear Stearns with high yield junk.
Bonus cameo of Jim Cramer making a fool of himself for the umpteenth time.

The Infamous Ignatz

Jazz Shaw on the Paris climate capers.
Features this tidbit from CNN;

Countries must agree by consensus. Organizers hope countries will adopt the proposal but there could be some nations that don’t go along. It will be up to the COP21 president to decide whether there’s an agreement.

After the vote in Paris, the countries that adopt the agreement will later have to ratify it nationally.


What antiquated thinking.

GUS

The GOP is still fiddling...

Man Tran

Buckeye,

Re your Xbox nephew out this way, next time you chat with him, let him know we are always on the lookout for sharp coders that might like to break away from the Borg. (It's tough judging from the other end of the pipe when you're just reading a resume.)

HB Iggy!

JMHanes

Connecting some dots on Drudge, we've got Bernie Sanders "Blasting Campaign’s ‘Blackout’ in Corporate Media," and The Nation, everybody's favorite socialist rag, going after Hillary for "Whitewashing the Financial Catastrophe." Then we have the AP reporting that Trump and Carson have "until about March to launch independent or third-party campaigns, experts said." Hmm. Wouldn't Sanders make a great 3rd party guy? He was never actually a Democrat in the first place, was he?

jimmyk on iPhone

Happy Birthday, Iggy, and glad to hear you're getting some rain out there. 66 and sunny here in NYC, supposed to be similar tomorrow.

--Even Jeb tweeted last night “We should have a temporary ban on refugees coming here until it’s clear that there aren’t any terrorists embedded.” --

Mrs. Farook wasn't a refugee, so the problem goes a bit deeper. And conversely a lot of potential refugees are not Muslims. That piece that someone linked recently about Christians from the ME being denied refugee status, if true, was the most outrageous thing I've read in years. It reminded me of when they went after that family from Germany who wanted to home school their kids, but here it's life and death. I hate this administration with all my heart.

jimmyk on iPhone

So did those accented men pay cash for the burner phones and propane tanks? There must be security footage too. It would be nice if some intrepid journalists could tear themselves away from Trump or Hillary and actually follow this story, as it seems rather important.

Jim Miller

JMHanes - There was actually some discussion as to whether Sanders would be allowed on the Democratic primary ballot in New Hampshire. Luckily for Sanders, Vermont does not have voter registration by party, and he has been careful, since his YPSL days, to avoid being an official socialist. (Or card-carrying, as we used to say.)

Incidentally, several of his early races were against both Democrats and Republicans.

(Here's a discussion of his ideology that I wrote in October.)

Rick Ballard

If you found Ignatz's ZH link interesting, this post will be worth reading.

IMO - the Abengoa BK (which triggered a CDS event) was an inflection point. I would toss in the IMF's action in ignoring Ukraine's default on its Russian loans in order to pump more money down the Ukraine rat hole as another. The IMF money will be used to pay Ukraine's Russian gas bill. Russia's decision to enforce cash in advance terms for gas delivery to Ukraine (and EUtopia) is completely justified in view of the IMF actions.

clarice

Also classy,MM.

clarice

The one sided Iranian agreement and now the worthless climate agreement--let's call Kerry the Secretary of Utter Bullshit.

Lazybusy

Happy Birthday Iggy. I hope you took advantage of your window of opportunity with the cute puppy thing with the lady's. If your Chester has grown as fast as mine he's losing the puppy look.

Miss Marple 2

I am going to be busy so will be checking in intermittently. This is the last weekend I can sell stuff and be sure I can get it there before Christmas. After this, it will be that customers will have to pay for Express shipping or take their chances.

Just saw that FedEx and UPS are swamped because of higher than normal on-line shopping.
I would guess this is because of the increased fear of jihadists.

glasater

Don't forget, Ignatz that there is a photo floating around in which our 'daddy' bears a remarkable likeness to Jim Cramer ;-)

Have we seen them together?

Buckeye

Man Tran

I will see him Christmas and let him know. He took my advice and focused on learning the hardware side as well as honing his coding skills so really well rounded embedded guy.

Msoft treating him well, buck and a half a year, and only 24 or so.

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