7:11 am July 25, 2009, by Jay
The blog will return Monday, Aug. 3. Until then …
July 27th, 20091:59 pm
Jay’s off to the river leaving only disjointed streams of thought to wade through in here.
OK, here’s mine, about everyone’s favorite: Former Governor Sarah Palin.
Imagine my surprise last night in the grocery check-out line to see a scandal-sheet story detailing an alleged affair between Ms. Palin and the First Dude’s former business partner and naming it as the reason for her abrupt resignation. Sources to the pub said that although the affair is supposedly over, the threat of embarassing revelation was enough to solidify her decision.
Now the fun part. Knowing Ms. Palin’s immediate-response TwitBlitz to any media slight, perceived or otherwise, who’s with me to sit and watch the fireworks this week?
July 27th, 20092:08 pm
“Now the fun part. Knowing Ms. Palin’s immediate-response TwitBlitz to any media slight”
Maybe you should twit her to let her know about, because really – if she’s taking the time to read every newspaper and online news site to find “bad” news about herself, she won’t have time for anything else. We couldn’t be THAT lucky.
July 27th, 20092:09 pm
She’s a quitter and a cheater.
Need a new thread AJC.
Gandalf, the White! (Mufti of Gwinnesia!)
July 27th, 20092:12 pm
them tabloids! BEST NEW SOURCE, FOR A [DUMBASS]! Jeez!
July 27th, 20092:13 pm
“them tabloids! BEST NEW SOURCE, FOR A [DUMBASS]! Jeez! ”
I see that you know Ms. Palin very well.
Doggone you’re the TWIT!
July 27th, 20092:14 pm
July 27th, 2009
Either you don’t read very well or I don’t write very well. Bush used the troops to lure the Jihadists into Iraq:
“The sad reality is that Iraq is already the epicenter for anti-Western terrorism.Iraq is the only place in the world where prospective jihadists can engage in live-fire exercises with the U.S. military and hone their skills in battle. It is not accidental that techniques pioneered in Iraq, like “improvised explosive devices” (IEDs), have been exported to other battlefields, like Afghanistan.”
“There seems to be a fundamental misconception that there is a finite number of potential terrorists in the world and that the use of Iraq as “bait” will lure them for destruction at the hands of U.S. forces.”
(And there were many elements that made up the “surge” other than additional troops.)
“And there’s the rub. Many of these fighters in Iraq have signed up precisely because they want the chance to kill themselves, along with US-led coalition troops, and/or sectarian rivals. Indeed, the suicide bombing–or in Islamic parlance, the “martyrdom operation”–is the signature act of Islamic radicals across the world, from Baghdad to Bali, and Morocco to Manhattan. By and large then, we are not talking about rational people, but suicidal-homicidal fanatics in search of a theatre where they can exercise their already radical impulses.”
Jay’s out job hunting (gone fishin) you TWIT!
July 27th, 20092:15 pm
Doggone, I know you! hehe !
July 27th, 20092:17 pm
A little rhetorical question aimed at no one in particular.
If you took the 100 most important cases (by whomever’s criteria) decided by the Supreme Court since the beginning of the Republic, how many were 5-4 decisions?
I don’t know the answer to that but what was decided by one vote say 150 or so years ago we would now take as the prevailing attitude of the time. It might have more likely reflected a 50-50 split among the population then. No position or idea is without substantional opposition anytime.
In Revolutionary times about 1/3 of the people wanted to break away, about 1/3 wanted to remain loyal, and the other 1/3 didn’t care and just wanted to be left alone. As a former poster here used to say, the winners write the history books and the opposing view gets forgotten.
Anyhow I was just thinking how a different vote here and there down through the generations and things might have been quite different.
King of Gwinnesia
July 27th, 20092:18 pm
TnG, good points, so you are for the war on islam?
July 27th, 20092:21 pm
“Like Obama in Afghanistan?” What’s wrong with that? We’d be out of there if Bush had not moved most of our troops to Iraq.
“Like Obama and indefinite detention?” Gitmo will close.
“Like Obama and wiretaps?” Since it’s a secretive program, how do you know what has changed and what has not?
“Like Obama and secret energy meetings?” Energy meetings? I know Obama had some pharma CEO’s over at the WH, and did not want to release the names. But he did release the names, just not the companies they worked for. Even a moron can google their names and find out which companies they work for.
Gandalf, glad to see you have patience. You’re gonna need it.
What’s wrong with out current health care? People that are in small groups pay more than people in big groups? Big deal. Illegal aliens are forced to get there care at emergency rooms, which are more expensive than primary care physicians? who cares, they’re here illegally to begin with and shouldn’t get anything they don’t pay for. People who don’t work can’t afford health insurance? Get a job, work a little, and maybe your health will improve.
Obama just wants to let the old conservatives die off and replace them with young, Democrat-voting formerly illegal aliens.
July 27th, 20092:24 pm
See if we nuke Mecca and Medina, then plow the Blue Mosque, we kill Islam. It’s easy.
King of Gwinnesia
July 27th, 2009
I’m against war, period. It would have been a good thing if the “shot heard ’round the world” had never been fired. There’s almost always a better way. And Islam is not our enemy.
Gandalf of Gwinnesia
July 27th, 20092:25 pm
Jake, nothing wrong with our health care!It s the best in the world!
July 27th, 20092:27 pm
TnG war is what separates us from the animals! It’s the one thing humans do well. Embrace it and learn to love it. With Barry in office it might be coming to a street near you soon!
July 27th, 20092:28 pm
TnG Islam most certainly is our enemy silly! That’s why islamofacist terrorist kill Americans every single day, don’t be blind. Islam is evil, end of story.
July 27th, 20092:34 pm
Either you don’t read very well or I don’t write very well. Bush used the troops to lure the Jihadists into Iraq:]]
Something many don’t want to address is this: if Iraq had never happened, where would all the jihadists recruits have gone? Answer: Pak/Afg.
When VP Biden, as Senator Biden, was talking about invading Sudan, OBL put forth that jihadists would flood the area.
In other words, they’d go where we go.
[[“Like Obama in Afghanistan?” What’s wrong with that? We’d be out of there if Bush had not moved most of our troops to Iraq.]]
See remarks above. It’s not about numbers, it’s about objectives and strategy. Focusing on numbers was part of our downfall in Vietnam.
[[“Like Obama and indefinite detention?” Gitmo will close.]]
I said nothing of Gitmo. I’m speaking of Pres Obama’s willingness to hold suspects indefinitely, without trial.
[[“Like Obama and wiretaps?” Since it’s a secretive program, how do you know what has changed and what has not? ]]
Because the cases are being litigated and the Obama Administration has, in several instances (and to the consternation of the Left) taken a harder stance than even the Bush Administration.
[[“Like Obama and secret energy meetings?” Energy meetings? I know Obama had some pharma CEO’s over at the WH, and did not want to release the names. But he did release the names, just not the companies they worked for. Even a moron can google their names and find out which companies they work for.]]
Coal executives. And others. In advance of cap n trade proposals. You know, the legislation that didn’t have carbon credits available for auction because //the Administration had already GIVEN them away in consideration of political support!//
Like I said, in so many ways…. Bush III.
July 27th, 20092:36 pm
Gandalf of Gwinnesia
July 27th, 2009
Best in the world? Not everyone agrees:
July 27th, 2009
They’re killing U.S. soldiers because they were sacrificial pawns to the war gods.
July 27th, 20092:37 pm
Dusty: I would use the adjective “predictable”. But certainly, you can count on you. Stake a position and hold fast. A good kind of person to have around when times are tough.
As for me, I would not use “liberal”. I can argue both sides, whether I agree or not. I would call myself an “eclectic free-thinker.” Socially pretty liberal; economically pretty conservative.
July 27th, 20092:38 pm
July 27th, 2009
Some might have, but I would argue most would have stayed at home.
July 27th, 20092:40 pm
Better than Cuba or Canada anyhoo…not bad at all,
TnG what of them folks in WTC towers? The were sacraficed too…NEVER FORGET!
July 27th, 20092:41 pm
Just go to google.com and type Pres Obama indefinite detention and check the results. Or go here:
Is this something the left websites are loathe to discuss it terms other than criticism? I can understand why –
Then go back to Google and type Obama support wiretaps and you’ll get
with headlines such as “Obama wiretapping stand enrages many supporters” (NY Times) or “Obama goes beyond Bush in support of illegal wiretaps”
Then go to Google and type… oh, I suppose you get the point.
July 27th, 20092:42 pm
GAndalf said: war is what separates us from the animals!
If you consider ants part of the animal kingdom, I’ve seen some pretty impressive wars between black and brown ants in my yard as a kid. Pretty wild battle too. Must have been thousands of ants.
“Something many don’t want to address is this: if Iraq had never happened, where would all the jihadists recruits have gone? Answer: Pak/Afg”
yep…and we would have been able to concentrate ALL of our resources on fighting them THERE…instead of splitting our resources and attacking a country that had nothing to do with them UNTIL we were stupid enough to draw them in that direction.
July 27th, 20092:43 pm
“seen some pretty impressive wars between black and brown ants in my yard ”
You ought to see the chimpanzee “wars” they show on Animal Planet now and then.
I don’t know why. Sure, we enraged many Iraqis who just wanted to fight against the Americans, but many, many in Iraq were foreign true believers. They went where the infidels were.
It’ll be interesting to see if the same happens in Afg. If it doesn’t, many can make the point that by now AQ has been severely, severely disrupted with not nearly the capability it had five or six years ago.
July 27th, 20092:47 pm
Once again Midori arrives late to the party.
July 27th, 20092:51 pm
I posited this scenario some many months back in response to those who saw Afg as a slam-dunk if only we’d not invaded Iraq.
We build up in Afg. AQ uses Pak as safe haven. American casualties mount. Americans mount covert raids into Pak (why not flood the area with Predators and UAVs like we are now? Because when we went to war we had only a COUPLE available for missions. Remember what SecDef Rumsfeld said about going to war with the army you have?). Covert raids not enough – conventional forces build up along border, then stage incursions into Pak. Pak gov’t protests. US assures no permanent bases. Americans escalate operations, establish base camps on Pak side of border in areas outside Pak gov’t control. Pak civilians protest, Musharaff attempts to placate. Military stages a coup, radicals within Intel Services take control, demand Americans leave and respect Pak sovereignty. Americans refuse. Pakistanis, unable to confront America conventionally, detonate a nuke on American camp on Pakistani soil.
Farfetched? Or just as plausible as thinking “if only we hadn’t gone into Iraq, we’d have had all these forces we could have used in Afg and Pak!”
July 27th, 20093:01 pm
I don’t like dealing with hypotheticals. ANY scenario is POSSIBLE, though most are, at best, unlikely. The bottom line is that Afghanistan was where the “enemy” WAS and Iraq had NOTHING to do with them or with 911. We should not have attacked Iraq, period.
Here’s a hypthetical for you: why didn’t we attack Sudan instead of Iraq? Or Somalia, or if you prefer to stick to the Middle East, how about Libya? You know the answer as well as I do: because they had NOTHING TO DO with 911. And neither did Iraq.
We should have left Iraq alone and concentrated on the country we KNEW supported the 911 attackers: Afghanistan.
July 27th, 20093:04 pm
The attack on Afghanistan and Iraq was proper.
July 27th, 20093:15 pm
Afghanistan has never been a slam-dunk for anybody. Not the Brits, not the Soviets, and it won’t be for us. Paul’s scenario isn’t far-fetched.
By the way, does anybody remember why the Soviets invaded Afghanistan? Their Afghan puppet government was in danger of being overthrown. By whom? By Afghans who didn’t like the puppet government’s attempts to educate women and its other liberal policies. Basically, the same kind of religious zealots who comprised Saddam Hussein’s political enemies.
It’s a complicated neck of the woods, and made more complicated by not bothering to devote some study to its language, culture and history before trying to turn it (and the rest of the Middle East) into New Hampshire.
July 27th, 20093:19 pm
[[“Farfetched?” I don’t like dealing with hypotheticals. ]]
LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! But don’t you see? Your original post that started this at 2:42 was a hypothetical assuming some kind of advantageous outcome!
Your second paragraph – I already said, if we’d never invaded Iraq. Afg was where they were, Pak is where they went, and when we went to Iraq, many of them went there. So?
As far as Sudan: you are aware VP Biden’s all in favor of invading Sudan, aren’t you? And we are conducting ops in Somalia, too?
[[We should have left Iraq alone and concentrated on the country we KNEW supported the 911 attackers: Afghanistan.]]
And what would have happened, hmmmm? I know you dislike hypotheticals, but do you posit an outcome that’s wonderful and rosy and has all our forces home now? Rather than the one I suggested? If so, why?
July 27th, 20093:22 pm
” But don’t you see? Your original post that started this at 2:42 was a hypothetical assuming some kind of advantageous outcome!”
Ok, let me put it this way: We should not have invaded Iraq. Period.
July 27th, 20093:27 pm
The hypothetical was the presumed outcome of your 2:42 “and we would have been able to concentrate ALL of our resources on fighting them THERE…”
not to mention the ‘why’ as the situation morphed, as it has…
out for a few -
July 27th, 20093:28 pm
“and we would have been able to concentrate ALL of our resources on fighting them THERE”
Stating a FACT is not postulating a hypothetical. I made no predictions about any possible outcome. I simply stated the fact: the forces in Iraq are forces that ARE NOT
July 27th, 20093:29 pm
Or, let me put it this way: if “Ok, let me put it this way: We should not have invaded Iraq. Period” why do we assume the situation in Afg would be any different than it is now, if not worse (as I posited) or, given we wouldn’t have had the change in strategy/surge model of Gen Petraeus in Iraq, that the likes of him would ever have risen to the top and we (hypothetically speaking) might not be in a worse position there now than we are?!!?
July 27th, 20093:30 pm
Sorry, computer acting weird.
Stating a FACT is not postulating a hypothetical. I made no predictions about any possible outcome. I simply stated the fact: the forces in Iraq are forces that ARE NOT available to be in Afghanistan.
And since Iraq had nothing to do with 911, there was…and IS…no valid reason for us to be there. That’s not a hypthetical either…it’s a FACT.
July 27th, 20094:08 pm
the massive Republican tax cuts of the 1920s (from 73% down to 25%) led directly to the Roaring ’20s stock market bubble, temporary boom, and then the crash and Republican Great Depression of 1929.
Rates on the very rich went back up into the 70-90% range from the 1930s to the 1980s. As a result, the economy grew steadily; for the first time in the history of our nation we went 50 years without a crash or major bank failure; and working people’s wages increased enough to produce the strongest middle class this nation has ever seen.
Then came Reaganomics.
Reagan cut top marginal rates on millionaires and billionaires from 74% down to 38% and there was an immediate surge in the markets – followed by the worst crash since the Great Depression and the failure of virtually the entire nation’s savings and loan banking system.
“Here’s a reality check for you. America voted you and your party out of power for a reason.”
Another reality check – because we voted against one, doesn’t necessarily equate to voting for the other. Personally, I and many like me have been voting the lessor of 2 evils for quite a while now. And as long as the dems keep the likes of Pelosi and Reed at the helm, the next vote against their evils won’t be too difficult. Barry at least tries sometimes to straddle the middle, but those 2 buffoons sure don’t.
July 27th, 20094:12 pm
what are you talking about, Goober?
Inquiring minds want to know…..
BTW, @@ — Crowley lied on that police report: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/27/gates.arrest/
July 27th, 20094:14 pm
Lets not forget CarterClintonomics.
Without the tinkering of Fannie and Freddie and the relaxing of the ratios/documents to get mortgages, the current bubble would more than likely have never happened, as there would be no defaults on the mortgages and the derivatives would still be worth something. Not to mention the sharp increase in home selling would have never happened.
July 27th, 20094:39 pm
Md..thats right ..if you cant afford it , dont buy it. 80/20,instant second mortage..not very smart.
July 27th, 20095:00 pm
“why do we assume the situation in Afg would be any different than it is now”
We don’t, I don’t. I’ve stated my opinion: that the forces tied up in Iraq are NOT AVAILABLE for Afghanistan. Would they have made a difference? Who knows? But we DO know they CAN’T make a difference in Afghanistan, because they can’t be in two places at once.
Midori@4;12 do you really think that this incident is significant?..let it go
I Report :-) You Whine :-(
July 27th, 20095:10 pm
Obama slammed as ‘racist’ at Jerusalem rally
I told ya.
July 27th, 20095:18 pm
Let me be perfectly clear here…
I’ve never said Gates was right or wrong. I’ve never said Crowley was right or wrong. All I’ve ever said was that Obama talks too much. It’s a curse.
“Gates is a friend of mine”
“I don’t know the details of what happened” except that…
“the Cambridge police acted stupidly???”
If he had simply said “I don’t know the details of the case so it would be inappropriate for me to comment” I wouldn’t have given it a second thought.
I’m just not as into the race thing as you and the leftists are.
July 27th, 20095:36 pm
Iran’s gotta be feeling pretty squeezed out by now.
The U.S. government has lifted a ban on exporting information technology products and aviation industry goods to Syria, Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Mustafa said July 27 on Syrian national television. Mustafa added that U.S. President Barack Obama is considering lifting more bans as his administration is expected to do a line-by-line re-evaluation of existing economic sanctions on Syria in order to improve relations between Damascus and Washington. Mustafa’s announcement came a day after U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell’s visit to Damascus for talks with Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
While at the same time, there’s a big POW WOW going on in Israel.
Then there’s Russia…
July 27th, 20095:41 pm
This (from your link) doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Speaking to CNN by phone, Murphy said she was trying to clear Whalen’s name after she’s come under attack by bloggers and in chat rooms, accused of racial profiling when she first called police.
She said Whalen is “devastated” by such characterizations because she is sensitive about such issues because of her own complexion. Whalen worked down the street and was on her lunch break when she called police.
“She just wants to clear her name. She doesn’t want to create more controversy,” Murphy said. “She falls outside the plain lines of race, and I think she wanted people to know that.”
Leftists attacking a civic-minded citizen before they had all the facts.
July 27th, 20095:53 pm
Hello, Midori! Been busy? You’ve been rather scarce –
Most of the “if we hadn’t been in Iraq we’d have had more in Afg” comments I read have as an underlying or implicit assumption things would now be going along just swimmingly. I understand your point about Iraq – but do you hold a position as to whether or not things would be worse, the same, or better, in Afg if Iraq had not had happened?
If one can not make a case either way, then Iraq as it relates to the situation in Afg is really irrelevant, is it not? So we’d have had more forces available – would they have been used, or would they merely have stretched the rotations? If they had been used, but used not to the best advantage (as in Iraq) numbers wouldn’t have mattered.
Good with Syria. If we’re lucky, we may see some lunatic extremists in Lebanon get their knees cut out from under them.
July 27th, 20095:56 pm
midori…we are waiting
July 27th, 20096:00 pm
“I understand your point about Iraq – but do you hold a position as to whether or not things would be worse, the same, or better, in Afg if Iraq had not had happened?”
My point is that if Iraq had not happened, things in Afghanistan MIGHT be different. Whether different is better or worse, we’ll never know. But we gave up the potential for a cleaner, faster difference if Afghanistan BECAUSE we sent troops on a wild-goose chase to Iraq instead.
And if Iraq hadn’t happened, then we wouldn’t be bogged down IN Iraq.
July 27th, 20096:02 pm
Since you brought it up:
The Americans and Saudis are growing impatient with Syria’s growing list of demands, but Damascus has made some tangible moves in these negotiations. The Syrian government has long been sharing intelligence with the United States and Saudi Arabia on al Qaeda in Iraq and the surrounding region. And to the detriment of Syria’s relationship with Iran, the Syrians have already been laying the groundwork to corner Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The rift between Hezbollah and the Assad regime is something I’ve been watching for a year and a half. I’m lookin’ for instant gratification. The piecemeal give and take is exasperating.
Friedman sees Hezbollah as far more dangerous than Al Qaeda ever hoped to be.
July 27th, 20096:06 pm
” Despite their denials, influential Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad and Chris Dodd were told from the start they were getting VIP mortgage discounts from one of the nation’s largest lenders, the official who handled their loans has told Congress in secret testimony.”
“Both senators were VIP borrowers in the program known as “friends” of Angelo. Angelo Mozilo was chief executive of Countrywide, which played a big part in the foreclosure crisis triggered by defaults on subprime loans.”
“Feinberg also told House investigators that Countrywide counted both of Dodd’s’ homes as primary residences.”
“Other names that have surfaced as “friends” of Mozilo include James Johnson, a former head of Fannie Mae who later stepped down as an adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and Franklin Raines, who also headed Fannie Mae.”
Oh the tangled web we weave………….
July 27th, 20096:10 pm
what are you waiting “for”? and just what should I “let go”?
I didn’t know I “had” it.
Yes Paul – i’ve been very busy.
my AC went out and the repairmen are here now.
July 27th, 20096:12 pm
Is it my birth certificate you’re waiting for?
July 27th, 20096:23 pm
Case in point:
Colombia shares Israel’s concerns over the possible presence of Hezbollah in Latin America, and is investigating the case in conjunction with international organizations, El Universal reported July 27, citing Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos in a radio interview with Caracol. Santos, who made the remarks following a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, said Colombian intelligence services are responsible for the investigations.
July 27th, 20096:33 pm
Actually, I agree with much of what you’ve written. Surprised? I’d said years ago Iraq was a speed bump in this entire anti-jihadist venture. I was simply interested if you saw a positive outcome in Afg sans Iraq.
Anyone who thinks Hezbollah isn’t dangerous, dangerous, dangerous hasn’t been paying attention. I gather we’ve some here who think they should have a voice at the table because they are ‘democratically chosen.’ Nonsense.
Hey, try this out: “The Americans and Saudis are growing impatient with Syria’s growing list of demands” as “The House and Senate are growing impatient with Obama’s growing list of demands”
Syrians have a good understanding – strike while the iron’s hot, get the momentum going. Just hope Assad doesn’t get bumped.
Good luck. I replaced both units a bit ago. Didn’t go with the super-high SEER units, either. Payback wasn’t there. They can get mighty expensive compared to a 13 or 14.
midori..let go of the racial thing, if they are wrong, he will get a check. good luck with the AC guys..its hot outside.
July 27th, 20096:56 pm
OMG, check out the headline and pics on drudgereport.com
July 27th, 20096:58 pm
The newly elected March 14 coalition is having a difficult time getting it’s government up and running in Lebanon. Lots of interference from both Syria and Hezbollah.
Maybe lifting the sanctions in Syria was our way of getting them to ease up.
But now Nasrallah is heating things up with Israel.
“And any force from the enemy’s army that steps on Lebanese land, will be destroyed, and that is a fact.”
I can’t see Israel going after Hezbollah in Lebanon right now. I think they’re looking to drain the tidal pool.
I like this fishin’ stuff.
July 27th, 20097:06 pm
“I was simply interested if you saw a positive outcome in Afg sans Iraq.”
I think we’re more likely to get a postive outcome than were the Russians…because we HAVE made it clear that we are not there to “conquer” them. But I think the outcome might have been faster, maybe even considerably faster, if we’d kept our resource there and not squandered them in Iraq.
July 27th, 20097:15 pm
It wasn’t really all that cut and dried a separation. Boogie to Baghdad wasn’t a term that came out of nowhere or even from the Bush administration
July 27th, 20097:19 pm
July 27th, 20097:34 pm
Dang @@, I was fixin to eat! Guess I’ll have another beer now.
Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)
July 27th, 20097:36 pm
Well, I see from the ads they got this new reality show on TV that stars plus-size women. I guess plus size means the same thing as fat.
Anyhow, since Sister Dusty is so smart I reckon she’s got a new career on that show if she wants it. Most of you women don’t need to bother to apply. You might could be smart, but that don’t mean you’re a good fit, if you know what I mean.
Have a good night everybody.
July 27th, 20097:41 pm
Aawwwhhhhh — scroll down to catch ‘em all.
I have no idea why I’m looking at this kinda stuff.
July 27th, 20097:56 pm
I would rather eat that rat! ewwwwwwwwww
July 27th, 20098:15 pm
Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on Friday floated the idea of bypassing the committee and taking the bill directly to the House floor but later apologized to the Blue Dogs for the comments.
Gettin trampled, are ye?
July 27th, 20098:21 pm
National Single Cougars Convention
Single cougars from all over America will converge on the Silicon Valley, the ONLY major metropolitan area in America with a surplus of single men, many of whom are young, educated, attractive, and prosperous, but lacking in experience with women.
July 27th, 20098:46 pm
If only I was single, young, educated, attractive, and prosperous….
July 27th, 20099:09 pm
Finn McFool- If you’d quit reading Mother Jones, you wouldn’t have to worry about these things.
July 27th, 20099:12 pm
Cynthia Tucker’s last seven articles have obtained 2 comments. THAT”S IT. Man is she a winner for the AJC or what. SHE is SAD to say the least!!!!!!!!
July 27th, 20099:15 pm
Mother Jones will geek you out like the White House Press Corp, you’ll be indistinguishable from all the other fawning sycophant schoolgirls.
July 27th, 20099:21 pm
If you hear the Republican attributing their health care facts to the Lewen Group then you should know it’s a consulting firm/think tank owned by United Healthcare.
Looks like they keep pulling that name out of the hat as the source of their facts.
So, in effect, Republicans are voting with the insurance companies and against the American people.
July 27th, 20099:32 pm
I Report You Whine
July 27th, 2009
Thank goodness for the Blue Dogs. More power to them.
July 27th, 20099:41 pm
Must be time for the Blue Dogs and the moderate repubs to leave their respective parties and form their own party to represent what the polls show to be a centrist country, instead of electing 2 parties that tend to spaeak for the fringes.
July 27th, 200910:18 pm
“Failure to reform health care might be a boon for some members of Congress, but it would be a disaster for middle-class families, for the 47 million uninsured Americans, and for small businesses across America.”
July 27th, 200910:45 pm
JAMA articles report the effects of positive behaviors on the heart
The July 22/29, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published two reports that contribute to the growing evidence in support of adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors to help protect the heart.
In one article, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School report that men who had a greater adherence to 6 lifestyle factors, including maintaining a normal body weight, not smoking, engaging in regular exercise, consuming alcohol in moderation, consuming breakfast cereals, and consuming fruit and vegetables, had a lower risk of developing heart failure.
July 27th, 200911:10 pm
July 27th, 200911:28 pm
I’m sure that the beer that Obama will be serving is not a pale ale.
July 28th, 20094:00 am
CFTC report blames speculators for oil price swings: report
(Reuters) – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is planning to issue a report next month that suggests that wild swings in oil prices were significantly driven by speculators, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Tuesday.
July 28th, 20094:06 am
U.S. turns off Havana news ticker that angered Cuba
HAVANA (Reuters) – The United States has turned off a news ticker at its diplomatic mission in Havana that long had irritated the Cuban government, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, in another sign of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.
July 28th, 20094:17 am
Gone fishing, indeed!
$20m holiday home at Blue Heron Farm suits Barack Obama to a tee
“Mr Obama and the First Family are planning to spend their summer break on a $20 million retreat on the wealthy playground island off Cape Cod and even seem undeterred that the property is owned by a Republican.”
July 28th, 20095:20 am
That’s because the Atlanta Renewal Community has invested just $7.3 million in services — while spending a nearly equal amount on administration — for a program set to expire at year’s end when the remaining $30 million in unused cash will have to be returned to the federal government.
hmmmm, Atlanta Renewal Community, or Atlanta Community Renewal, er, ACORN.
Now let’s make them justify 7.3 million for administrative costs.
Yeah, like the AJC has the courage for that.
July 28th, 20096:57 am
Rather than re-thinking any of his key proposals in the face of this growing public disapproval, Obama’s answer was to try to ram a health care bill through Congress, as well as a global warming bill, before the August recess — even if no one had the time to even speed-read what’s in the legislation.
Suicide is, uh, painless, it brings on many changes, hahaha.
July 28th, 20097:13 am
After nearly 8 years, let’s talk:
Britain and US prepared to open talks with the Taliban
“A concerted effort to start unprecedented talks between Taliban and British and American envoys was outlined yesterday in a significant change in tactics designed to bring about a breakthrough in the attritional, eight-year conflict in Afghanistan.”
“$20m holiday home at Blue Heron Farm suits Barack Obama to a tee”
I’m trying to figure out what the value of the home has to do with anything.
July 28th, 20097:25 am
Midori is just swirling round and round in the toilet of her life.
July 28th, 20097:26 am
July 28th, 2009
Well, it kinda indicates he ain’t slumming. Let’s hope he realizes how far he has come and strives to deserve and respect the many opportunities the presidency allows him.
July 28th, 20097:28 am
End of an era?
“At the highest levels of the Pentagon, plans are under way to reduce the role of warplanes, and rely more heavily on remotely piloted craft.”
July 28th, 20097:33 am
July 28th, 2009
And with that monicker, you’re in there with her! Getting kinda crowded, eh?
July 28th, 20097:40 am
To the member that bought some Ford stock last year: I got you to $7 as promised and it will go to $14 eventually. But I’d guess at this point it would see #3.50 first. Sure glad you bought it instead of GM.
July 28th, 20097:46 am
IRYW – Don’t despair! The Health Insurance (formerly Care) bill can not possibly get voted on this week. Candidate Obama promised we would have 5 days to review proposed legislation. Part of his transparency pledge? Right?
BTW, when will Gitmo close and the detainees be released?
“Well, it kinda indicates he ain’t slumming. Let’s hope he realizes how far he has come and strives to deserve and respect the many opportunities the presidency allows him”
Well, I’ve had nowhere near the success he has had…but I’ve stayed in multi-million dollar holiday destinations. I don’t recall that getting me ANY “respect”
July 28th, 20097:50 am
ah, ha, ha, I’m on the political cutting edge-
The future is not foreordained. I saw a recent report indicating that if the economy continues to fizzle, Hillary Clinton might challenge Obozo in a primary.-AmSpec
Remember, you heard it here first.
“Obama is now seen as politically liberal by 76%. That’s up six points from a month ago, 11 points since he was elected, and the highest total to date,” reports Rasmussen. “Forty-eight percent (48%) now seem him as Very Liberal, up 20 points since he was elected.”
The most liberal congressman in the US Senate before the election was held, people are just now figuring it out?
It just goes to show you, people voted for this klown based on their hearts and not their heads. Or was it the tingle up their legs?
July 28th, 20098:11 am
You woulda thunk the AJC would plan better and not leave their opinion page a ghost town for at least a whole week. Geez.
July 28th, 20098:27 am
Birth Certificate or Certificate of Live Birth, or as Barry called it Certification of Live Birth. All the same? Look it up folks. He’s a liar. He’s a muslim.
July 28th, 2009
Mine was poorly worded. I meant for him to respect, i.e., not do a Clinton. Do you know who was in the group that approached him about running for president? I can only remember Chris Dodd.
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