Wednesday Open Thread

Wednesday003


The last thread is full and I don’t have another one written yet so you’ll have to make do with this one.


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49 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread

  1. HELENK says:

    there have been so many bad things that have happened under the backtrack bunch, I forgot about this one.

    http://moelane.com/2013/06/05/church-arson-wasilla-eric-holder-justice/

  2. driguana says:

    Frankly speaking, I’m feeling a bit like Colin Clive today…It’s Alive!!!!

  3. Falstaff says:

    The Progosphere is going crazy because appellate court Edith Jones made the perfectly factual observation that Blacks and Hispanics are responsible for more crime than Whites. Now she’s a rayyycist and must be burned at the stake.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/judge-edith-jones-accused-of-racism-2013-6

    Burn the witch!

    • wmcb says:

      Note: Just this week, the same progs called denying foodstamps to murderers, child molesters and rapists a discriminatory policy against black people.

      So which is it? Why is it okay for *them* to say there is more crime in the black community, but no one else can?

      And BTW, I have no love for murderers, but once they have served their sentence I think it’s unconstitutional for the govt to deny them benefits as a class, regardless of color.

    • myiq2xu says:

      She is “alleged” to have said certain things. There is no recording of her speech.

  4. votermom says:

    bringing this up from downstairs, Joan Walsh makes me craxxy

  5. votermom says:

  6. votermom says:

    Marco Rubio seems to be desperately trying to salvage his Tea Party standing

  7. myiq2xu says:
  8. votermom says:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/4/gitmo-looking-instructors-pastels-photoshop/
    Gitmo looking for instructors on pastels, Photoshop

    The terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is looking for instructors to provide “intellectual stimulation” to its prisoners by teaching seminars on anything from pastels to Photoshop, CNS News first reported Monday.

    A solicitation for the open positions states that the objective “is to provide routine Library services and Detainee Seminars, such as Literacy, Nutrition, Horticulture, Science and Art Programs, as well as Life Skills programs to the JDG detainee population (166 detainees),” the Performance Work Statement, submitted by the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, reads.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ve posted this before, but I love this video because Cuccinelli is the real deal. You may get sick of me by November, wait til I start rolling out E.W. Jackson videos (for Va. LtG). OMG, this is so much fun…..

      • angienc (D) says:

        Not to be a Debbie Downer but the same people who voted for Obama don’t give a shit about any of this & they never will.
        The only question is: does the OFA/FEC have the same scheme in place that they did for the 2012 “election.”

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Via Ace of Spades:

    Reports have long suggested that Dr. Rice is highly regarded by the president and has enjoyed his confidence and support even before he occupied the Oval Office. In spite of her direct involvement in an debacle overseas, the president’s decision to promote her to a high-level position in the White House signals his disregard for the concerns of his critics. Rice’s promotion is as much a reward for her loyalty as it is an acknowledgement of her ability – probably more so, in fact. No, we’re not talking about Dr. Susan Rice who was tapped on Wednesday to become President Barack Obama’s next National Security Advisor. These are the themes that the press harped on when President George W. Bush promoted another Dr. Rice in his second term: Condoleezza Rice.

    “Rice appears to have been picked to run the State Department as much for her fierce personal loyalty to Bush as for her own foreign-policy views,” opined Inter Press Service Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe in November, 2004. “Many State Department officials expressed serious concerns about Rice’s appointment.”

    • myiq2xu says:

      This is good too:

      Obvious observation that the media somehow fails to notice: People who make mistakes do not get promoted.

      People who do exactly what you told them to do — especially if it was a noxious thing — get promoted.

      The media apparently doesn’t understand the basic principles of social interaction or the boss-employee relationship. At least when it suits them to not understand it.

      • swanspirit says:

        Absolutely !! This applies to Samantha Powers as well
        http://freebeacon.com/samantha-powers-five-worst-statements/

        1. Power called for global apology tour

        Samantha Power’s Five Worst Statements

        1. Power called for global apology tour

        Power wrote that U.S. foreign policy “needs not tweaking but overhauling,” in a 2003 New Republic article.

        Power recommended that United States officials should apologize to the world for its past failures in order to enhance credibility with foreign countries.

        2. Power recommended the United States intervene with a “Mammoth Protection Force” in Israel, then called the idea “weird”
        Power advised that the United States should stop spending money on the Israeli military, and instead invest billions in a new Palestinian state.

        3. Power praised Obama’s willingness to meet with enemies without preconditions According to the Huffington Post, Power saw this statement by Obama as a turning point for his campaign and talked positively of his staunch insistence on the point.

        4. Power lost her job with Obama for calling Hillary Clinton a “monster”

        Assad’s Syrian army / AP
        Inaction in Syria Emboldens Iran
        AP
        U.S. IRS Puts Staffers On Leave For Lavish Conference Gifts
        Terry McAuliffe / AP
        Crush

        Samantha Power’s Five Worst Statements
        President Obama nominating Samantha Power as next U.N. ambassador / AP

        President Obama nominating Samantha Power as next U.N. ambassador / AP

        BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
        June 5, 2013 3:00 pm

        Samantha Power will take over at as ambassador to the United Nations following Susan Rice’s promotion to national security adviser. Here are Power’s five most embarrassing comments.
        1. Power called for global apology tour
        AP

        AP

        Power wrote that U.S. foreign policy “needs not tweaking but overhauling,” in a 2003 New Republic article.

        Power recommended that United States officials should apologize to the world for its past failures in order to enhance credibility with foreign countries.

        “A country has to look back before it can move forward,” Power wrote. “Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing that American decision-makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors.”

        She reasoned that terrorists depend for their sustenance on “mainstream anti-Americanism throughout the world,” and that anti-Americanism is the fault of the United States.

        “Some anti-Americanism derives simply from our being a colossus that bestrides the earth,” argued Power. “But much anti-Americanism derives from the role U.S. political, economic, and military power has played in denying such freedoms to others.”
        2. Power recommended the United States intervene with a “Mammoth Protection Force” in Israel, then called the idea “weird”

        AP

        Power made several recommendations on what the United States should do to alleviate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which she compared to the Rwandan genocide, in a 2002 discussion at Berkeley.

        Though she stopped just short of calling it genocide, she did say that she saw “major human rights abuses” in Israel.

        Power advised that the United States should stop spending money on the Israeli military, and instead invest billions in a new Palestinian state.

        “It may mean sacrificing—or investing I think more than sacrificing—literally billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine,” Power explained.

        She continued by recommending that the United States invest billions to send “a mammoth protection force” in order to create a “meaningful military presence” in Israel.

        One of the few concerns for Power was that such action would alienate the pro-Israel lobby in the United States.

        “Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import,” Power said.

        Power herself recognized that her statements were problematic in 2008.

        Speaking about her own comments, Power said, “This makes no sense to me.”

        “Even I don’t understand it … The quote seems so weird,” Power added.
        3. Power praised Obama’s willingness to meet with enemies without preconditions

        AP

        Power offered praise for President Barack Obama’s statement that he was willing to meet with rogue leaders without preconditions in the first year of his administration.

        According to the Huffington Post, Power saw this statement by Obama as a turning point for his campaign and talked positively of his staunch insistence on the point.

        “I can tell you about the conference call the day [after Obama made the proclamation],” she recalled. “People were like, ‘Did you need to say that?’ And he was like ‘yeah, definitely.’”

        4. Power lost her job with Obama for calling Hillary Clinton a “monster”
        Power was forced to resign from Obama’s presidential campaign for calling Hillary Clinton a “monster” in 2008.

        The comments came during an interview with a Scottish newspaper.

        “She is a monster, too — that is off the record — she is stooping to anything,” Power said.

        She went into depth on what she believed were deceitful tactics by the Clinton campaign.

        “You just look at her and think, ‘Ergh.’ But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

        5. Power on John Kerry: “He must have thought that having got shrapnel in his ass out there bought him some credibility. It didn’t.”

        “The lesson we got was that the only thing worse than John Kerry being Swiftboated was his being slow to respond,” Power told the New Statesman. “God love him, he must have thought that having got shrapnel in his ass out there bought him some credibility. It didn’t.”

      • Constance says:

        Very true. Susan Rice’s appointment is a clear admission that she was loyally promoting Obama’s line of bull in the Benghazi terrorist attack.

  10. HELENK says:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/top-irs-official-for-obamacare-implementation-placed-on-admi

    another top IRS gets paid administrative leave ( summer vacation)

  11. myiq2xu says:

    I ❤ Megyn Kelly:

    • HELENK says:

      good you got the video. thank you

    • angienc (D) says:

      Shorter McDermott: “You stupid rubes aren’t smart enough to understand my condescending rhetorical questions. See, you should be harassed by the IRS.”

  12. HELENK says:

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55684

    backtrack and the terrorist influence

  13. HELENK says:

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/05/justin-trudeau-puts-forward-four-point-plan-to-lift-veil-on-expenses-of-mps-senators/

    Canadian politico has great idea. can we do it here. publish the expenses of congressmen

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  16. wmcb says:

    Earlier this week it was asshat Democratic Senator Dick Durbin musing over whether bloggers are even covered by the 1st Amendment. Now asshat Lindsay Graham joins in for the R side:

    “Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves,” said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, addressing reporters from the corner of his second-floor office on Hampton and Huger streets. “Is any blogger out there saying anything — do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.”…

    So see, we are going to carve out a special protection for “real” (read govt-sanctioned) journalists, and the rest of us can be shut down and persecuted all they want. The mainstream media will be all on board, of course, since they get special protection.

    I am so sick of ALL of these fucking elitist assholes in Gilded DC, I could spit nails. I refuse to be ruled by my well-meaning (and properly credentialed and utterly qualified, natch) betters. Fucking feudal fucks.

    And I am gobsmacked that this week I have heard not one but TWO United States senators, one from each party, publicly question WHETHER THE GODDAMNED FIRST AMENDMENT APPLIES TO “CERTAIN” PEOPLE. And no one has made much of a peep about it.

    Keep it up, fuckers, because I am moving towards a decidedly “burn it down and salt the earth where it stood” mood. You ain’t seen wacko bird yet.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/05/lindsey-graham-wonders-should-bloggers-have-full-first-amendment-protections/comment-page-1/#comments

  17. votermom says:

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