Weakend Wrapup


So what are you doing on War Movie Weekend? If you’re bored, here are a few things worth a look-see:

Joseph Cannon explains why gas prices are so high:

Kids, I remember the ’70s. I recall waiting in my car all night long — in a weird line of similarly stranded travelers, snaking through a residential neighborhood — for a chance to pump up my Ford Falcon when the gas station opened at dawn. When I finally got home from school the next morning, it was time to go back to school.

The Carter-era gas crisis hit like the Joplin tornado: Precious little warning. Just…WHAM.

Did a similar crisis happen in 2008? Did it happen in 2011?

No. That fact tells you that something other than a supply squeeze caused gas prices to reach the four-buck-a-gallon stage. I am here today to tell you what that “something” is.


Andrea Mitchell explains that Sarah Palin wasn’t invited to Rolling Thunder. Except she was invited. (Don’t hold your breath waiting for a correction)


Meghan McCain goes on national television and says Sarah Palin is ruining her love life:

Jay Leno: Are you dating anyone?
Meghan McCain: No. I’m in, like, dating Babylon. Like, I go on dates with men and, literally, like Sarah Palin will come up in like the first 20 minutes, and that doesn’t put me in the mood. Like, talking about Sarah Palin. And they just want to know gossip, and I’m just kind of taking a little hiatus from dating right now, because I just don’t want to talk about Sarah Palin.

She was almost FDOTUS – we dodged a bullet with that one.


Congressman Weiner’s weiner got posted on Twitter. (you can’t make this shit up)


In honor of the holiday, here’s a clip from one of my favorite war movies:

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159 Responses to Weakend Wrapup

  1. myiq2xu says:

    From my local paper:

    Livingston teacher told detective explosive substance in class was student project

    The nitroglycerin found in a Livingston High classroom was a science experiment gone wrong, according to the Merced police detective who helped destroy the explosive compound.

    Chemistry teacher Japhia Smith Huhndorf was helping a student with a project focusing on explosives, said Detective Dave Alcaraz of the Merced Police Department bomb squad.

    Huhndorf, 34, was arrested Wednesday for the second time in a week after four milliliters of nitroglycerin were found in her chemistry lab. She was previously arrested Monday on allegations that she helped three students inhale chloroform.

    I never had fun teachers like that.

  2. ralphb says:

    Too bad it isn’t as simple as Joe Cannon believes. QE has a part in it to, due to decrease in value of the dollar, but Dak won’t blame that. If she did, she might have to pin some of this on Bernanke and that ain’t gonna happen due to ideological blinders.

    • ralphb says:

      By the way, since he claims to have lived through the ’70s, did he forget about Stagflation?

      • myiq2xu says:

        I remember “Whip Inflation Now” (I still have my WIN pin) and “the misery index.”

        Throw in polyester leisure suits and Disco and there is no doubt that the 70’s were the low point of Western Civilization.

    • Mary says:

      (Clearing throat)

      Yes, Ralph. Dak’s “economics expertise” is very ideologically driven—what doesn’t fit within her own blinders , doesn’t get mentioned.

      Eco 101: The lower the value of the dollar (due to QE and printing more and more), the higher gas goes up. Higher gas means higher consumer costs.

      Sure, there are speculators, but the lowering of the dollar value is the prime cause.

      Glad to see somebody finally said it out loud.

      • Mary says:

        BTW, she’s still frantically defending the corporate drug companies’ huge, obscene profits. Anyone who disagrees with her is an idiot—or so she says.

        Yawn…..

        • Wait, I thought she hated drug companies because RD worked at one (enter cat fight music). I’m so confused, I can’t keep these things straight.

        • 1539days says:

          Big oil = evil

          Big Pharma = good

          Gee, it’s so simplistic anyone can get it. Oh, you want reasons? Sorry.

        • ralphb says:

          I think Big Pharma is yesterday’s demon. 😉

        • Mary says:

          My bad, Moose—it was RD. But Dak was right in there with her.

          Neither of them ever mentioned Treasury or Geithner and printing money, or the economic fact that when the dollar goes down, gas goes up. Gas goes up, everything else goes up. Before long, you got stagflation and a new misery index.

        • T says:

          I think you’re thinking of Riverdaughter….

      • myiq2xu says:

        The only college econ course I took was taught by a Randian.

        Actually he was a randy Randian – they let him go due to complaints of sexual harassment.

  3. I mowed the lawn. That’s enough of an accomplishment for one weekend. Time for some movies. Have no idea what’s on, but will hunt for old favorites. I esp. like the old WWII ones.

  4. Patton is on. Eh. I’m holding out for The Great Escape. Love that one.

  5. Calling Major Major Major Major… hello, Catch-22. I there. Where’s the popcorn.

  6. 1539days says:

    Blaming speculators for high gas prices is like blaming the cashier at the gas station. Speculators speculate on the price of oil. If they guess wrong, they lose money because they bought oil contracts for $120 a barrel they can only sell for $90. There is demand all over the world for oil. China is ramping up, both for American plastics and boat fuel, and for their own population.

    This is another case of Wikileaks telling us something we already knew. Any president should ask the Saudis to produce more oil when prices are high. At the same time, SA blames everyone who doesn’t produce oil. They criticize Europe for gas taxes equal to the actual cost of gas. They blame speculators who make money off an oil supply they restrict to keep prices us.

    The bit about a glut of oil in the market is ridiculous. The whole point is to create a glut because it puts an obstacle into speculation. The Saudis just don’t like it because it lowers the price of crude. Remember, their oil contracts are being bough BY speculators.

    I may not have been around for this, but I’m pretty sure gas lines in the 70s were a result of an actual embargo where oil supplies were being cut off. Right now, you can buy as much gas as you want. You’re just going to pay $3.80 for it.

    • ralphb says:

      Yes indeed, there was an OPEC Oil Embargo from ’73-’74 and it had a still lasting effect along with the ’73-’74 Stock Market Crash.

      The 1979 Energy Crisis happened in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. So unless speculators caused the Iranian Revolution and the following Iran-Iraq War then Cannon and Dak are full of crap.

      • myiq2xu says:

        No, Joe is pointing out that the high gas prices in the 70’s were due to the factors you mention, but there is no comparable reason today for the way gas prices have gone up.

        You’re right about you-know-who being full of crap though.

        • ralphb says:

          I read it again and you’re right but the argument about there not being inflation because wages aren’t rising is the one made by the Fed and it’s garbage,

          The ’70s started the middle class downward spiral when there was huge inflation but wages stayed flat and did not rise. Before Stagflation, it was still quite possible for a middle class woman to be a stay-at-home Mom and the family did OK. After Stagflation, the pressure for both parents to work went way up, just to maintain their standard of living.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Millions of women entered the workforce during the 70’s, not because of Women’s Lib but because they HAD to.go to work.

        • ralphb says:

          They sure did. My wife was one of them.

        • elliesmom says:

          I was a young, just out of college, pregnant wife in 1973-1974. I made a lot of money during the gasoline crisis. I drove to people’s work, left my car, took theirs to the gas station, sat in line to get it filled up, and returned it to the parking lot and picked up the next car. It started out with just one client, and before it was over, I was making as much as my husband was at a “real job”. I was kind of sorry when it ended.

        • djmm says:

          Speculators can contribute to higher prices but they are not allt he answer. There is no embargo, but the cost of finding and producing hydrocarbons is much more expensive than it used to be.

          In about a hundred years, we have found and used the cheap stuff, which took the Earth billion of years to create. Kind of like a kid blowing the inheritance it took his grandparents and parents lifetimes to earn on one night on the town.

          Fun while it lasted.

          djmm
          F

      • Dario says:

        Speculators are the result of increased liquidity from the Fed, and the bubbles that follow. The way I see it, the price of oil and commodities have increased because the Fed is throwing cheap money to the banks. The interest rate charged for money from the Fed is at zero percent, hence banks can borrow and make money, even if it’s half of one percent by simply moving money. The economy can’t support much investment because too many are out of work and those who have jobs have lots of debt. The banks then buy commodities, and it’s a game between different speculators as to who will be left holding the bag. Sooner or later the bubble will burst, and the speculators holding the bag will lose, but in the meantime, people are forced to pay the higher price and the speculators make hay while the sun shines.

        Blame Bernanke for the current bubble. Under Greenspan it was housing, and the dot com.

        • Mary says:

          Technically, all the airlines are “speculating.”

          But you’re about Bernanke and Geithner throwing easy money to the banks at low interest rates.

          Printing mucho money also devalues the dollar. Americans know this. Just demonizing the Big Oil companies, when yes—counties, states, and feds add on gas taxes for their own bills– is simplistic and insulting.

        • Mary says:

          Sorry….should say “But you’re right about…”

        • Dario says:

          The airlines speculate, but it’s a different type of speculation in that they have a purpose, to smooth the price of gasoline they use. Hedging is done by most industries, such as those who use large quantities of a commodity, like sugar. Those type of speculation don’t drive up costs because their buys are not significant enough to move the price of commodities. The speculators that do damage are gamblers with no other purpose but to make money on money, a different ballgame.

        • Three Wickets says:

          This is kind of wonky but interesting on current commodities trading dynamics.

  7. 1539days says:

    Full-on PDS is coming out now that Palin is doing her dry run for a campaign. I don’t watch Andrea Mitchell anymore because her face scares me.

    Meghan McCain can stop talking about her (lack of) dating life any time now. I imagine any time a date of hers is thinking about Sarah Palin, it diminishes Meghan’s chances of getting any later on.

    Then there’s some “tell-all” book by a disgruntled Palin staffer. Palin has done more to improve the economic situation of her detractors than Obama has.

    • myiq2xu says:

      What really pisses the haters off is that Palin got rich thanks to them.

    • ralphb says:

      I really want Palin to run. It should expose groups for what they are and, at the same time, do serious and lasting damage to the MSM. That’s a win, win for the country and she may wind up the nominee.

      • myiq2xu says:

        I want her to run just to see if she can pull it off.

        If she loses or falls flat on her face, it’s on her.

        If she even comes close to winning there will be a shortage of Depends.

      • 1539days says:

        Someone speculated that one or more Republican candidate will run an no MSM campaign. Basically, they won’t do those hatchety Katie Couric sit-downs and will instead do online media, Fox News and conservative publications. Nothing like starving the beast.

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Apocalypse Now is on AMC

  9. ralphb says:

    David Mamet’s Coming Out Party

    n March 2008, David Mamet was outed in the Village Voice. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright had a comedy about an American president running on Broadway, and—perhaps to help with ticket sales—decided to write an article about the election season. The headline was subtle: “Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal.'”

    “They mistitled it,” he insists. Mr. Mamet had given the piece the far more staid title, “Political Civility.” But the Voice’s headline was truth in advertising. “I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind,” Mr. Mamet wrote, referring to his prior self as, yes, a “brain-dead liberal.”

    Heh. Mamet’s a funny man.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Hear him take on the left’s sacred cows. Diversity is a “commodity.” College is nothing more than “Socialist Camp.” Liberalism is like roulette addiction. Toyota’s Prius, he tells me, is an “anti-chick magnet” and “ugly as a dogcatcher’s butt.” Hollywood liberals—his former crowd—once embraced Communism “because they hadn’t invented Pilates yet.” Oh, and good radio isn’t NPR (“National Palestinian Radio”) but Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt.

      • Toyota Prius, the least green car made on the planet. Hello, heavy metals anyone. But try to tell that to an Obot.

      • 1539days says:

        The best part is how pissed off liberals get when they don’t own EVERYONE in the entertainment industry.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Being a rich celebrity doesn’t give anyone any special insight about politics or world affairs.

          I don’t see any real difference between the opinions of Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Mel Gibson and Lindsey Lohan.

          I trust my own judgment

        • ralphb says:

          If Angelina Jolie speaks I’m listening and watching. She seems trust worthy to me. 🙂

        • 1539days says:

          Yeah. Angelina knows tons about the world. She has kids from every corner of it.

  10. ralphb says:

    There are two Americas on Memorial Day.

    Jake Diliberto lives in one. The Marine veteran of Afghanistan will spend the day at Arlington National Cemetery mourning lost comrades, including Navy SEAL Jeff Taylor, killed in Afghanistan in 2005, whom Diliberto describes as “my primary motivator” in believing that the war should end now.

    “I’m going to bring my Bible, and say a prayer for forgiveness, and pray that we can figure out a different way to do this,” said Diliberto, co-founder of Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan.

    What is Memorial Day to you?

    As you were.

  11. ralphb says:

    Cowed by udderly insane regulations

    Did you know milk was an oil? It is to the federal government, and, if a Holstein blows in the Gulf of Mexico, and beaches from Florida to Louisiana are suddenly threatened by a tide of full-fat crude, they want to know you’ve got the federally mandated equipment to deal with it. With hindsight, the president’s remark in the early days of the BP oil spill, that he was meeting with experts “so I know whose ass to kick,” was not just a bit of vulgar braggadocio but the fault of early Department of Energy findings that the spillage was caused by asses’ milk from BP (Burros & Poitous Ltd, a member of the Big Ass cartel). “Your ass is on the line!” as the president told BP’s Tony Hayward after his donkey was found wandering down the first $38 billion stretch of the federally funded high-speed rail track.

    more weekend funny.

  12. ralphb says:

    Does anyone else find “Wienergate” too good to be true? 😉

    • 1539days says:

      Ironic, to be sure. I just saw him on Maddow the other night. They were crowing about how NY-26 was decided by people’s hatred for Ryan’s Medicare plan. Funny how 2010 apparently didn’t have anything to do with Obama’s plans for Medicare.

      • Mary says:

        But of course, Maddow didn’t mention that the so-called “Tea Party” candidate was actually an ex-Democrat , active in the party, who pulled 9% of the vote, did she?

        Read Somerby about Maddow’s little selective tricks to manipulate her audience. Somerby despises her.

    • myiq2xu says:

      How do you mean?

      • ralphb says:

        Just seems awfully stupid of him to be sending penis pictures. Doesn’t mean he didn’t do it though.

        Or maybe his facebook, twitter, and hairdryer were hacked.

    • Mr. Mike says:

      Joe Cannon has a post up, he thinks it’s the work of hackers.

      Let this be a cautionary tale of letting one’s biases cloud their judgment. Hoping something is true doesn’t make it so.

      • Three Wickets says:

        Because whatever Joe says must be the truth? What the hell.

      • catarina says:

        Nah, hackers would have posted a bigger one- just for the drama and effect.

        The Weiner shnitzel pic is not at all impressive.

  13. Three Wickets says:

    Here are some interesting charts about global oil.

  14. Three Wickets says:

    Do we have a verdit on Weinergate. Is someone going to investigate this thing.

  15. ralphb says:

    A bit more about current oil supplies in the US.

    Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output

    The companies estimate that the boom will create more than two million new jobs, directly or indirectly, and bring tens of billions of dollars to the states where the fields are located, which include traditional oil sites like Texas and Oklahoma, industrial stalwarts like Ohio and Michigan and even farm states like Kansas.

    “It’s the one thing we have seen in our adult lives that could take us away from imported oil,” said Aubrey McClendon, chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, one of the most aggressive drillers. “What if we have found three of the world’s biggest oil fields in the last three years right here in the U.S.? How transformative could that be for the U.S. economy?”

    Also largely overlooked are some good plays in the Permian Basin which are expanding estimates of available West Texas Intermediate quite a bit.

  16. Valissa says:

    If you want to see a photo of Sarah at Rolling Thunder, check it out here…
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/for-palin-a-short-ride-with-lots-of-rumbling/

    • ralphb says:

      Palin Rolling Thunder with video from CNN

      • Valissa says:

        Thanks for finding that! ya know, Sarah used to sound much more natural/authentic when she spoke and now she seems to be sticking to well rehearsed lines and over scripted themes… bordering on becoming a caricature of herself and that is not just the media’s fault (watch her 3 way debate when she ran for guv of Alaska in 2006, and her earlier speeches on the campaign trail in 2008 – great stuff). On a personal level, I don’t like or enjoy her as much as I used to. But I still enjoy the fact that she makes liberals-progressives, as well as the repub elites, froth at the mouth and reveal what stooges they really are 🙂

        • Mr. Mike says:

          A natural reaction to the media jumping on every gaff or deliberately misquoting her. Just ask Al Gore how the same media bias did him in back in 2000.

        • Valissa says:

          No I’m not talking about the media reaction. I am talking about how I feel when I hear her talk these days… her tone of voice and what she is saying. I don’t listen to those media opinions, I have my own opinion. Obvioulsy no one else agrees, but that’s fine also.

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Memorial Day weekend all!!!! 🙂

    • ralphb says:

      Happy Memorial Day right back at ya! 🙂

      • Valissa says:

        Happy Memorial Day everyone, however you celebrate it!! Cheers!

        I’m thrilled that I don’t have to go to a boring dinner party tonight – YAY!! (my husband has a cold 😦 ) I generally prefer to stay home on Memorial Day weekend. Got some gardening done, but mostly I like to relax and do nothing much.

  18. ralphb says:

    McCain: Palin can beat Obama

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has said he thinks Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in next year’s presidential election, but he’s far from certain that she will actually jump into the race.

    The GOP’s standard-bearer in 2008 also shrugged off his former running mate’s poor standing in many polls, saying she would have the opportunity to turn that around if she did make a bid for the White House.

    “That’s what campaigns are all about,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    “I’ve never seen anyone as mercilessly and relentlessly attacked as I have seen Sarah Palin in the last couple of years,” the Arizona senator added. “But she also inspires great passion, particularly among the Republican faithful.”

    • 1539days says:

      Well, McCain knew he couldn’t win against Obama. Maybe he has some good prognostication skills.

    • Three Wickets says:

      He’s certainly right about the attacks from the Obots. It was pretty bad with Hillary. But got worse with Sarah. Obots need a good spanking. Especially the sexists. They make me nauseous.

    • Valissa says:

      Yet more evidence of the pro-wrestling like nature of politics. Get out the chips and beer and cheer on your guy or gal, while dissing the competition! Yee-hah!

    • Just from the fact that all the idiot talking head pundits keep saying she can’t possibly win is enough for me to think she certainly can.

      That doesn’t mean she would. And most importantly, it doesn’t mean she would be allowed too. See for example the financial meltdown conveniently just before the 2008 election.

  19. ralphb says:

    Palin to Visit Iowa as Bus Tour Kicks Into Gear

    For months, the prospective candidates for the Republican nomination for president have methodically lined up donors, hired operatives, and laid the groundwork in early-voting states to set the gears in motion for their painstakingly planned campaigns.

    Eager to avoid burning through resources and peaking too early, the GOP White House hopefuls have, for the most part, eased incrementally into a slowly developing race, while eyeing one another warily.

    Enter Sarah Palin in a black leather jacket, cruising through the nation’s capital on a Harley-Davidson. “I love that smell of the emissions!” she told the crowd as she kicked off her tour at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday.

    And with that, the question arises: Could Palin leave some of the less charismatic candidates in the dust?

    […]

    If Palin does enter the race, it is not difficult to imagine a scenario by which Romney — the presumed national front-runner who already enjoys high name recognition — might be better able make a case for coalescing the Republican establishment around his candidacy, in an effort to stave off an unpredictable insurgent who figures to “go rogue” on the party machinery that she so detests.

    Pass the popcorn, this could be a real barn burner.

    • This is going to be fun.

    • Three Wickets says:

      People seem to be kind of freaking out. There must be some interesting poll numbers out there which aren’t public.

      • 1539days says:

        It’s not exactly a secret. The tea party crowd LOVES Sarah Palin. We’ve never seen their effect on a full national election, though. On balance, they gave Republicans a huge victory in 2010, but races like Delaware, California and Alaska scared the hell out of them. The reality is that non-Tea Partiers were the ones who helped lose those races. By and large, the Tea Party chose the Republican even if their candidate lost the primary.

        Guys like Romney need to keep Sarah out. If they can win the nomination instead of Palin, she will ultimately endorse them. They want her support, but not her presence.

      • ralphb says:

        In Gallup’s public poll numbers, Palin is only 2% behind Romney while Pawlenty is pulling single digits. It’s not a secret, just under-reported.

        • I’ve actually heard MSM idiots say if Sarah would just go away, Pawlenty would have a better shot. Yep, they have their favorite, and they’re not shy about it.

        • ralphb says:

          Man, that reminds me of them saying Hillary should just get out so Obama could start the real campaign. I hate the MSM!

    • votermom says:

      I read a great comment on an SP fan site:

      This reminds me of the scene in My Best Friend’s Wedding where Julia Roberts is in a stolen van chasing after her ex-boyfriend who is chasing after his fiance who is fleeing from the wedding, and Julia is on the phone with her best friend, played by Rupertt Everett. She explains the chase situation, he says: “Who is chasing you?” She replies: “No one.” He says: “There’s your answer.”

      There IS THE answer. All the other GOP candidates are like Julia Roberts … chasing the media who is chasing Palin. Nobody is chasing Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Michelle Bachmann.

  20. Three Wickets says:

    Weiner has hired an attorney. That’s probably not a good sign. Why wouldn’t he just call the cops.

  21. 1539days says:

    I caught MSNBC this morning during their supposed non-biased news. When the anchor mentioned Sarah Palin and Rolling Thunder, he said her appearance “was not without controversy” and that “some in the leadership consider her a distraction.”

    Yep, they doubled-down on their own failure. We know that the guy in “the leadership” who called Sarah a disctraction (besides being a Democrat) was interviewed under the assumption that Palin was not invited by Rolling Thunder. Secondly, the “controversy” was generated entirely by MSNBC who failed to verify the invitation with an organization leader as opposed to a member.

  22. Karma says:

    Independence day – 5/31/08

  23. votermom says:

    This is hilarious.
    CBS producer: Palin’s creating a dangerous traffic situation by making us follow her around
    http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/05/31/cbs-producer-palins-creating-a-dangerous-traffic-situation-by-making-us-follow-her-around/comment-page-1/#comments

    “I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” he said.

    I love how anything bad that could possibly happen will always be Palin’s fault.
    Btw, I think they are headed to the Liberty Bell now. Zomg, I am sure as soon as she looks at it the bell will break in half! (On a serious note, downtown Philly is BZero country – takes guts for a GOPer to go there with min security).

    • lisadawn82 says:

      That situation kind of reminds me when the news people were following Sasha Cohen around in his character of Borat. They felt compelled to follow him no matter what.

    • Valissa says:

      LMAO… and ya gotta love the title of the CBS article…

      Sarah Palin’s bus tour treats reporters like paparazzi http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20067591-503544.html

      “It feels like she’s baiting us and treating us like paparazzi and make the ‘lamestream media’ appear that way,” said Corsaro. [a CBS news producer]

      OMG, the news guy is actually using Sarah’s meme on himself… love to watch the media squirm – they so deserve it!!

      • 1539days says:

        In reality, the media are acting like paparazzi, which is an important distinction. If it’s so damn dangerous, maybe they should get a pool reporter like Obama makes them do. That is, when he doesn’t bar them entirely and distributes pictures from his official video crew instead.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Like the paparazzi following Lindsay Lohan. Btw, looks like the house arrest is really taking a toll.

    • ralphb says:

      No one has ever accused Sarah of a lack of guts, with a straight face.

    • ralphb says:

      What a beautiful thing. 🙂

      Corsaro asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop. “You’re the ones that are trailing us,” he replied…

      Palin’s team isn’t just ignoring the press; it’s actively trying to misdirect reporters.

  24. ralphb says:

    C4P, via Facebook

    Let us be clear: we are in Afghanistan fighting for the Afghan people and for the security of our country and our allies. If President Karzai continues with these public ultimatums, we must consider our options about the immediate future of U.S. troops in his country. If he actually follows through on his claim that Afghan forces will take “unilateral action” against NATO forces who conduct such air raids to take out terrorists and terrorist positions, that should result in the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the suspension of U.S. aid. I still firmly support our mission in Afghanistan, but we must have the support of the host government. Our troops’ mission will be compromised and their safety endangered if the Afghan government threatens us.

    – Sarah Palin

    Seems pretty reasonable course to me.

    • votermom says:

      Yup. Karzai is just posturing so he doesn’t look bad to the neighbors and the local opposition, so the USA needs to take a tough stand so he can back down with grace.

      Btw, just heard some rightwing radio peep (dunno who) saying he thinks SP isn’t running but Bachmann & Hunstmann are. LOL.

      As if the bus tour and movie aren’t enough, they should look at what she’s wearing for this bus tour. Everyone in her family is in casual clothes, she is in professional clothes.

      • ralphb says:

        As a man, I am proud to say I noticed that myself. It also seem like she’s starting to get back to her ’08 persona. Doesn’t sound too scripted, though I imagine she’s following one. 😉

  25. yttik says:

    Today is the anniversary of the day the Democratic party died, May 31, 2008, the day the Rulez Committee stole the election from Hillary Clinton and handed it to the Boy Wonder.

    I haven’t been a Democrat for 3 years now. I will never forget why.

  26. ralphb says:

    Household tips with Barack Oba,a

    President Barack Obama answers all your household problems. This week: STAIN REMOVAL

    This is freakin funny. 😉

  27. Karma says:

    Saw this blurb on Fox Business News this morning and forgot to post it, but file it under things that make you go hmmmm…

    Apparently, in 2008 Goldman lost 98% of Libya’s $1.3 billion investment.

    WSJ article only a blurb offered the rest is behind a pay wall.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576347190532098376.html?mod=WSJ_World_MIDDLENews

    So these two articles have more details.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/libya_goldman_dalliance_ends_in_reEaA9JBNmMnRX4R89sOHI

    Pretty much the same info as the Post.

    http://dailybail.com/home/how-goldman-sachs-turned-a-13-billion-investment-from-libya.html

    Is this why we are going for regime change….Goldman Sachs?

    • ralphb says:

      I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Since Obama is violating the War Powers Act now, someone should bring up an article of impeachment.

  28. Mary says:

    OT: Not mentioned in left-leaning press, but the Democratically controlled Senate, on Tuesday, voted DOWN a bill to repeal tax breaks and subsidies for 5 major oil companies. Vote was 48-52.

    I guess it was all political posturing.

    Surprised?

  29. votermom says:

    New open thread!

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