I don’t like Mondays

It’s Zero Dark Thirty out here on the Left Coast. I just woke up but I’m going back to bed. Here’s a fresh thread to play with until I wake up or somebody else posts something.

I’ll see you when the sun is warm.

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62 Responses to I don’t like Mondays

  1. myiq2xu says:

    SCOTUS should be releasing at least one decision this morning.

  2. votermom says:

    Greta is asking her readers what they think of this new E. Warren ad.

    The music reminds me of those ads for charities fro animal rescues or poor kids in 3rd world countries. I find it annoying though that the ad doesn’t say what she would DO for those poor unfortunate souls.

    • elliesmom says:

      Don’t worry. She has a plan. She’ll borrow some money from Harvard, loan it to a cousin at 9.5%, he’ll buy your foreclosed house, and you can live in your car. When it comes time to send your kids to college, just tell them to check off the Native American box on their applications, and they’ll get more scholarship money. Then they can teach at Harvard, get interest free loans, and help you buy someone else’s foreclosure.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Sounds like she’s running against Obama? She of course doesn’t even hint at what she might want to do. I’m guessing it would involve a peace pipe.

  3. Pips says:

    Found this via realclearpolitics. It’s both funny and revealing … in the snort -giggle-sob kind of way.

    Self-Made Man
    Barack Obama’s autobiographical fictions

    The [DVD, bought at Occidental, paying “tribute to its most famous dropout] with a cover showing a rare photo of Obama on campus, lasts no more than 15 minutes and seems padded even so. Our host is a large and enthusiastic man named Huell Howser. He sports a Hawaiian shirt and a crewcut. With an Oxy flack as guide and a cameraman in tow, he strides the sun-drenched campus and pauses here and there as if simply overwhelmed.

    “This place is full of history,” he says.

    “There’s a lot of history to be marked here,” the flack agrees.

    On the steps of the school administration building they are almost struck dumb. Almost.

    “On this spot,” our host says, Obama may have given his first political speech​—​a two-minute blast at the college for investing in South Africa’s apartheid regime. But we can’t be sure.

    “There are no photographs,” says Howser, “but then there are very few photographs of Barack Obama at Occidental.”

    “That’s right,” the flack says glumly.

    Howser’s passion burns undiminished. His every glance, this way and that, says, Isn’t this something?


    • DandyTiger says:

      Voted. Somehow the we are the ones with will.i.am was the most creepy adoring to me. But it looks like the kids video is the one winning at the moment. That’s a good choice too.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Well, it’s not like the economy is a big deal right now were we’d need a sober and clear headed commerce secretary.

      • myiq2xu says:

        If your career was going down with Obama wouldn’t you drink heavily?

        Or should I say “more heavily?”

      • votermom says:

        Dandy, OT, maybe you can help me.

        I have an iphone. I transferred a pdf file to the kindle app on the iphone (with a USB cable & itunes) but it doesn’t show up on the phone’s kindle app. Now I just want to delete the pdf but don’t know how to do it – the only pace I can see it is in itunes and it won’t let me delete it there.

        • DandyTiger says:

          If the file shows up as a “book” in the kindle app (or similarly in the ibooks app), you should see it amongst the books in those apps and be able to delete it (either direction or from iTunes). Sounds like that’s not the case here.

          What might have happened is that the pdf file got added as a file to the app in a not so normal way. If that’s the case, you might instead see it listed as files for apps. You see that in iTunes, in the apps tab, near the button in the section called “File Sharing”. There you see a list of apps that can contain files. When you select an app, you see the documents contained in that app. Check the kendle app, but also other apps, to see if you can find that pdf file. Perhaps it got added to the wrong app too. Anyway, if you find it, you can delete it there.

          At least that’s something to try. Let me know if that doesn’t work and I’ll poke around.

        • DandyTiger says:

          If it didn’t go into the kendle or ibooks app, it might have gone into an app that handles pdf files, like any of the pdf readers out there that you might have installed. So check those by the method I mentioned.

        • votermom says:

          Hi Dandy – I checked the other file-sharing apps and it’s not there either.
          I think it might be bec my kindle app is old (2.85) which I guess didn’t handle pdfs and they are up to 3.01 now.
          Since upgrading might mess up my kindle app (based on the complaints in the reviews), I will just forget about this for now and get back to it after our family trip next week.
          I transferred the pdf to iBooks ok, so I can see it there.
          (The fact that I have a dupe in kindle I can’t see is bugging me, but that’s just my OCDness)
          Thanks for checking for me!

        • DandyTiger says:

          Sure thing. I bet it is exactly because the kindle version is old and sort of doesn’t handle pdf’s like that (but takes them and eats up disk space just fine). Ug. I’d upgrade the kindle version eventually.

    • HELENK says:

      did you read in the comment section what companies he was associated with???????

    • Lulu says:

      They have gone all in for the green tech stuff. That is their ticket to fabulous wealth and they are not giving it up. Notice in the link by votermom at 6:31 am that the Commerce Sec is up to his eyeballs in it too (which I did not know). I have thought for some time that the big money behind Obama was to force the change and take the money from the traditional energy states and economic sectors and transfer it to the green or alternative energy states or sectors (who do not support Obama although I bet he tried to get them to do so). This would be a natural progression over decades but the greedy bastards that supported Obama wanted it now and were not willing to wait until the technology was perfected, and investment naturally flowed in. Obama was to force it with regulation, energy exchanges, tax credits, stimulus spending on green tech, jacking energy prices around, etc. Solyndra showed how stupid and incompetent they are. It is not about the environment, it is about billions or trillions in profits for the green tech venture capitalist pioneers in California.

      • Lulu says:

        Clarification: Oil, gas, coal and nuclear did not support Obama.

      • votermom says:

        Without researching, I am willing to bet that the Commerce Sec was a big donor or bundler or lobbyist for Obama 2008.

        • HELENK says:

          Ok WAIT a SEC here….I went to read the full article and wayyyy down at the end is THIS little piece of info on Bryson: “served as an adviser and a director of entrepreneurial and start-up companies including Coda Automotive, Inc. and BrightSource Energy”. Someone should look into that little FACT because….umm….isn’t BrightSource one of those “Solyndra” type thingies with Obama? This COULD GET INTERESTING.

        • Lulu says:

          Yes!!!!! They were in the middle of the stuff with Center for American Progress too.

      • cj says:

        It parallels Obamacare, which will delay real health care reform for decades. The RWers could only imagine this kind of sabotage in their dreams.

        • Lulu says:

          And that is the sad fact of all of Obama’s messes. We need to be transitioning into alternatives. There is an honest and rational way to do all of it so it causes the least pain and disruption but the Obama green techies are about money and they want it asap.

      • threewickets says:

        UVA President in surprise resignation. Some chatter about VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s long running feud with UVA relating to climate science. Cuccinelli now running to be Governor.

  4. insanelysane says:

    Anybody have thoughts on a You Tube video called the Deception of Obama. It really goes into the lies of Obama but ties that into the world economic melt down and refers to Bilderberg. Is this conspiracy or not?

    • votermom says:

      I kinda automatically assume anything with “Bliderberg” is conspiracy theory.

    • yttik says:

      I think it’s human nature to want to blame somebody for the situations we find ourselves in. It’s a lot more comfortable to believe we are powerless and some secret group is really running the world than to believe that we were actually easily duped and sold a bill of goods. That way nobody ever has to take responsibility for their choices.

      Obama is in power because the Left has become an empty ideology, a collection of meaningless talking points. “Hope and change” “Down with capitalism” “World Peace.” Obama didn’t have to define any of those ideals, he didn’t have to create policies around them, all he had to do was repeat those phrases. He didn’t even have to have any experience, he just had to sound good. Obama hasn’t really let people down, he never actually promised the things people wanted to hear so badly, they pretended they really did.

    • threewickets says:

      Alex Jones? Really? Nothing kills credibility like delusional idiocy.

      • wmcb says:

        Jones falls into the “blind squirrel finding occasional nut” category. If he says the sky is blue, then yeah, he was correct on that one point. But his ratio of crazy-to- info is so bad, and so convoluted, that he’s worthless.

    • insanelysane says:

      It does seem to explain why Obama had massive moneys in 2007 being a relative unknown and why Hillary was pushed aside and vilified as she was.
      i really does a good job showing just how many lies Obama made and how he did 180s on all his promises… Yeah, the creepy music and the bilderberg and nazi connections went a bit overboard. Interesting ideas tho.

      I was especially enthralled by the explanations as to how and why the economy “blew up ” and who gained and interesting how Obama’s financial fixers have such dirty hands.

  5. votermom says:

    Let the finger-pointing begin


    Pat Caddell joined Stephen K. Bannon on the “Victory Sessions” and told him that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon is likely the source of recent intelligence leaks that have prompted calls for an investigation by Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein. Caddell explains that he is certain Donilon is the source of the leaks because of his background as a political operative and a known “leaker”. The full interview is included in this clip. Caddell names Tom Donilon at the 8:40 mark.

    • cj says:

      That’s worth listening too, I enjoyed it. From everything I’ve read about Donilon, he’s a total POS, but if Obama/Axelrod didn’t give the secret handshake to ok the whole thing, I’ll eat my hat.

      Call me an optimist, but if Obama wins a second term, I believe the leak investigation will eventually bring him down.

    • insanelysane says:

      The NYT article alludes to 3 dozen sources for the information and certainly it’s someone in the inner circle and one of just 12 who sat in on the security council meetings.

    • Kim says:

      What is hilarious to me is that there really wasn’t any classified info/security leak. The whole damn story about Obama’s “kill list” and about him giving the go ahead for stuxnet and pulling the trigger on Bin Laden- that was just made up propaganda designed to make O look courageous and “hands-on”.

      In reality, he is not engaged in governance much at all, but these made-up stories have created an unintentional blow back against his supposed ruthlessness. Oh, the irony.

      BTW, those who reflexively dismiss “conspiracy theories”: You are closing your minds to reality. Most of you guys believe in conspiracy theories, too. After all, you post all the time about what the “Obama people” are doing or the “Obamapods” or whatever. If you want to dismiss conspiracy theories as being ridiculous, well….you need to consider that all those Obots and spokespeople land on the same talking points just by co-inky-dink.

      Honey, just about anyone’s life is a conspiracy of sorts, and anything in government sure as hell is. There is too much at stake to leave ANYTHING to chance!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      That was fast. :roll;

  6. wmcb says:

    Interesting article on free market reforms in Sweden. The thing that strikes me about this is not what tax rates are, etc. The thing that strikes me is the practical bent to say: If its not working, change it.

    School choice, or a partly privatized SS system, or reduction in public sector, are not evil in themselves. Depends on how you do it. Things that WORK, and help the public, are not anti- liberal. Sweden hasn’t become a pack of flaming wing nuts, they are being SENSIBLE.

    One of the biggest problems Dems have is that they are emotionally attached to old policies and programs as almost an article of faith, as holy writ. It renders them incapable of judging things by RESULTS. Indeed, they seem decidedly uncomfortable and change the subject when the topic of results or bang for the buck is brought up.


    • yttik says:

      “One of the biggest problems Dems have is that they are emotionally attached to old policies and programs as almost an article of faith, as holy writ.”

      I know! It’s as if they’re addicted to empty phrases and talking points. What does that mean? What is your goal? What are you trying to accomplish and how do you plan to do it?

    • Pips says:

      “Sweden hasn’t become a pack of flaming wing nuts …”

      Whaaat!? Try telling that to the ‘Assangebots’.


  7. driguana says:

    this from the weasel…
    Awesome…put her out there in the goirc pastures of nowhere…what a horrid person.

  8. HELENK says:

    with the things that are breaking now

    the outrage and investigation of the national security leaks

    holder and the contempt charges

    backtrack telling putin he will be more flexible in his 2nd term

    promising that climate change will be a priority in his 2nd term, so his buddies can get more money from the taxpayer

    it is like putting a kettle on the stove. it heats up before it comes to a full boil right around election time I hope

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