Pattern Recognition

Bibi and Barry as young men

Bibi and Barry as young men

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. – Matthew 7:15-20

Victor Davis Hanson:

I thought it a bit strange that in 2008 the Obama campaign lobbied the Los Angeles Times not to release a tape of Obama’s remarks at a 2003 dinner honoring Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi when then-state senator Obama supposedly thanked the latter for reminding him of his own “biases” and “blind spots” on the Middle East. Why not just release the innocuous tape I thought. But then again things happen at dinners.

I thought it a bit strange when would-be national security advisor to the 2008 Obama campaign, Zbigniew Brzezinski, hinted that he might think it a good idea to shoot down Israeli jets should they go over U.S.-controlled Iraqi airspace on their way to hit Iran’s nuclear facilities. But then again everyone says strange things now and then.

I thought it a bit strange that Samantha Power would become such a prominent Obama advisor after she hypothesized about sending U.S. forces into the Israeli-Palestinian dispute to keep both sides honest. But then again it is easy to take things out of context. And who, after all, would even envision U.S. and Israeli soldiers shooting at each other?

I thought it a bit strange that Barack Obama’s minister, whose “audacity of hope” sloganeering became the title of Obama’s second book, whined shortly after his former protégé assumed the presidency, “Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me.” But then again one should not fall into the guilt-by-association trap of “birds of a feather flock together.”

I thought it was strange when Obama’s first call as president went to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. But then again I shrugged that his first interview went to the newspaper Al-Arabiya, and he declared a “special relationship” with the virulently anti-Israeli Prime Minister and now President of Turkey Recep Erdogan.

I thought it strange that Obama in 2009 called in Jewish leaders only to lecture on the need to put “daylight” between Israel and the United States. But then I assumed that these leaders did not seem too disturbed about such comments.

I thought it strange when Barack Obama stormed out of a White House meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu and left him to stew alone for over an hour. But then again I noted that he was hungry and wanted to step out for a while to dine alone with his family.

I thought it strange that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would leak the fact that for 43 minutes — not 42 or 44 — she berated Prime Minister Netanyahu about settlements on the West Bank. But then who really counts minutes on the phone?

I thought it a bit strange that Al Sharpton became Obama’s chief contact with the African-American community and a habitual visitor to the Oval Office, given that he has a long history of anti-Semitism slurs, highlighted by eerie quotes like “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house!” But then again, I wrote that off as just another Jesse Jackson-like Hymietown off-the-cuff quote.

I thought it strange that Obama trashed the Israeli prime minister in an open-mic putdown. But then I note that so did French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and thus so what?

I thought it strange when Obama’s ambassador to Belguim seemed to justify Islamic anti-Semitism as if it were the fault of Jews in Israel: “A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned, and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians…an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.” But then I note that ambassadors are often not an impressive bunch.

I thought it strange that aides to the president in unattributed remarks would smear the combat veteran Netanyahu as both a “coward” and “a chickensh-t.” But then again, who knows what is actually said off the record?

I thought it strange that after radical Islamic terrorists deliberately targeted a Jewish Kosher market in Paris to kill Jews the president would characterize the attacks cavalierly and inaccurately as terrorists who “randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” I thought all that strange — and yet perhaps the pattern now not so strange.

After six years, all this — and far more examples — makes perfect sense. There is only one pattern to supposed gaffes and slips: they always go against the state of Israel and give the benefit of the doubt to its numerous enemies. The administration’s words about Israel naturally explain its deeds, and then again its deeds its words: Barack Obama is not and has never been fond of Israel, both the reasoning for its existence and the vigilance necessary for its continuance.

Obama publicly proclaims his support for Israel. But does he really mean it?

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145 Responses to Pattern Recognition

  1. Myiq2xu says:

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    • 1539days says:

      Do they let government officials read their .gov emails on unsecured smartphones?

      • Erin says:

        No. The government issues blackberries because of the security associated with it.

      • Constance says:

        I have worked for the Feds a few hours a week, in a very low level job, and do not even have a Fed E-mail or access to their computer system. I have to take an on line educational test about what is a government record, all records must be saved, who can destroy records and what the penalties are for screwing around with government systems or records. I take it each year or I am locked out of the building and my key card goes dead. They don’t screw around. You get a notice to update your testing in the next two weeks, if you don’t your key goes dead. No discussion, no excuses.

        • Constance says:

          By the way I take these government required tests on my own computer using my government issued ID and password. They have a system set up for people who work in Fed buildings but are paid by someone else. It is made very clear what is a government record and that you don’t have the right to make that decision so I don’t see how Hillary can get out of this.

  4. Dora says:

    A warning for residents of Louisiana. If any of you have read the book ‘Dr. Mary’s Monkey’, you will realize that strange things have been going on in Tulane since back in the 1950s. Possibly earlier. It is one frightening place! And that’s one frightening book too.

    Dangerous Bacteria Mysteriously Escapes From Louisiana Monkey Lab

  5. Myiq2xu says:

    There is every reason to think that a future national hierarchy staffed and led by women who no longer have to imitate men, dealing with other nations similarly transformed, would be less likely to go to war. But that’s not all. Sex scandals, financial corruption and violence are all overwhelmingly male.

    We must give up the illusion of sameness between the sexes. The mammalian body plan is basically female. The reason males exist is that a gene on the Y chromosome derails the basic genetic plan. It causes testes to form, and they produce testosterone while suppressing female development.

    Testosterone goes to the brain in late prenatal life and prepares the hypothalamus and amygdala for a lifetime of physical aggression and a kind of sexual drive that is detached from affection and throws caution to the winds. (I know, not all men, but way too many.) By contrast, almost all women, protected from that hormonal assault, have brains that take care of business without this kind of distracting and destructive delirium.

    Our own species hasn’t always suffered from male supremacy. Among our hunter-gatherer ancestors, living in small, mobile communities, group decisions were made face to face, among men and women who knew each other intimately. Men tried to dominate, but it wasn’t easy. They could show off by hunting, but war, that universal booster of male status, wasn’t common.

    This changed when hunter-gatherers settled in larger, denser populations. Such cultures could have nobles, commoners and slaves, and they made war often. Men became more aloof from families, and women increasingly became the objects of male strife. Politics became a male game, played in public spaces where men could shame and exclude women, and these tendencies grew more powerful with the rise of farming and chiefdoms and empires.

    The Bible, the Iliad, the great Indian epics—all of them are full of sex and violence. I don’t know whether Helen’s face was what launched a thousand Greek ships against Troy. I don’t know whether David really fell in love with Bathsheba and had her soldier-husband sent to die at the front, or if Solomon had seven hundred wives. But all the evidence suggests the plausibility of such stories, and this culture of male domination didn’t come to an end with the ancients. It prevailed throughout the middle ages and the Renaissance as well.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Such hate and bigotry. And of course a fundamental lack of understanding of history, gender, and anthropology. But other than that…

    • 49erDweet says:

      Claptrap. Pure, simpleminded, unadulterated claptrap. Not that women can be great leaders, but that women leaders would mean less – shudder – WAR! Or fewer sex scandals. I think this reeks of Valerie Jarrett, but what do I know? And speaking of her, good luck to anyone convincing that peaceful world of the benefits to switching to a mammalian society.

    • Lulu says:

      “The Bible, the Iliad, the great Indian epics—all of them are full of sex and violence.”

      I guess this fool hasn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. My question is does he even know any women?

    • Constance says:

      I would think the only way a king could produce a worthwhile heir would be to have as many wives as possible and as many children as possible. That way he could pick the promising leaders, educate and train them then let them elect a leader. This crap of putting all your eggs in the basket of a kings first born son is set up to fail.

      • 49erDweet says:

        I’d agree, except for the “palace intrigue” factor. First born can definitely be a FAIL. Prince Charles, anyone?

        • Myiq2xu says:

          If you read the paternity laws and consider their application to royalty they really make sense. One way to establish paternity is for the man to “take the child into his home and hold him out as his natural child.” Like if the king knocked up a maid but had no kids from the queen.

          OTOH, the law says that if the husband of the mother is cohabitating with the mother and is not sterile then any kids she has are conclusively presumed to be his and no other man may challenge paternity. Like if the prince looks more like the stable boy than the king.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        When you consider the track record of hereditary monarchs democracy doesn’t look so bad after all.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    MOTUS used photos to illustrate the hypocrisy of Obama’s Selma speech. (I may have already posted it, sorry if a dupe, it just fits so well with VDH’s “I thought it strange….” pattern). BO’s pattern seems to be that of a perpetual campaign of speeches about one thing and doing another.

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  8. Lulu says:

    I don’t think Obama is just an anti-Semite. I think he is anti-Western Civilization. This includes anti-colonialism, anti-intellectualism, and anti-capitalism. I think the inside of his head is a giant mish-mash of anti-everything that has benefited him personally. One of the funniest stories I have ever read is Bronco boring a bunch of Italians IN ITALY at a command dinner party about art and architecture. If he wasn’t so dangerous he would be a hilarious ignorant boor. His love of luxury, vulgar over the top spending personally, and laziness brands him just another tin top authoritarian slob. Baby Doc in a big country instead of Haiti.

    • Somebody says:

      ITA Lulu!

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m surprised the anti-capitalist left doesn’t nail him for his artful deception while enjoying the perks of the office. I keep thinking about that report about costing the American taxpayer more to maintain the Obamas than the entire UK royal family. Meanwhile the Obamas personal wealth keeps growing and I don’t think it’s from the sales of his crappy books.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        There are lots of legal/semi-legal/hard to prove ways to bribe a politician. Ask Hillary how she made $100,000 in cattle futures with an investment of $10,000 she didn’t even have.

        • Lulu says:

          That is why going after Menendez is so obviously a punishment for speaking out about Iran. They all do it. He is just a run of the mill crook, not even greedy by Dem standards. And the Obama for Obama run petition demanding his resignation is amateur hour. This is why I think when she had to choose between CGI and running for prezzie again Hill picked the money in CGI. It is a rationale choice as far as I can see.

    • leslie says:

      That’s a hilarious anecdote. Did bronco tell those pesky Italians they should look at the enormous contributions the Muslims had made to the Italian culture?

      • Lulu says:

        I think they were generally surprised at what a boor and little tyrant he is. He said all kinds of stupid stuff.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Wondering if he is SO insecure and feels SO psychologically worthless as to disparage, mock and ultimately destroy the system which allowed him to fool it?

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  9. Myiq2xu says:

    Sometimes it’s what they say, sometimes it’s the way they say it, but lots of times it’s what they don’t say that really matters.

    • Lulu says:

      I hope they are realizing just how damaging the warped coverage of Bronco has been to their reputation and bottom line. They should just do away with their news department since it is a joke.

    • lildoggy4u says:

      I eavesdropped on Williams and his staff at a hotel once in a Miami hotel bar and from what I could hear he was a tyrant and self-centered bore. He was berating a staff member for scheduling him in a panel of journalists that had made him look bad. I’d watched that panel and he seemed very detached and unaware of anything around him him. While watching it, I got a sense that he felt the other panelists were beneath him so he was refusing to participate in the conversation – later I decided that he didn’t know what they were talking about, that he was just a talking head. I’ve hated him for years.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Channeling Gomer, again

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  12. leslie says:

    Happy Monday everyone. . . 99 days to retirement.

    • Lulu says:

      You got it bad. My husband did the countdown when he retired from his 8-5 job. Thank goodness he already had another avocation to go as much or as little into that he wanted.

      • leslie says:

        I only started the countdown a month ago. I hardly ever notice when i look at the calendar. But today I noticed. I was surprised at the number. Its been a 9:00 – 6:00 (and usually later) job for 17+ years. There’s lots to do before I leave.

        • Lulu says:

          I think he started the countdown about 6 months prior. He really liked the job for a long time but was sick of it. Little things started bugging him, he knew what staff would say before they said it, everyone wanted a favor before he retired (which he tried to accommodate) and he was just burned out. He was much happier after he retired and could do as he pleased and pursue what interested him.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Be sure to leave most of it on a list for your replacement. That way she/he feels needed and important. It’s always an ego boost to be able to say one “cleaned up a mess”. {{wink}}

    • piper says:

      Your moment will come faster now that it’s becoming warmer – 45 today with 51 tomorrow. Biking here I come – every time I drive into the garage I see my bike and insane desire floods my bod. luckily my head is just on a bit crooked and the brain stops me from taking a spin on snow covered trails. LOL

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    • Myiq2xu says:

      In Germany we had “Freedom Bird” posters that showed a picture of a 747 taking off and had a countdown calendar underneath. You were officially a “short-timer” when you had less than 100 days left.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    This is a bizzare little Obama story. Now waiting to announce the location (Chicago, NYC or Hawaii) until after the Chicago Mayor runoff because he doesn’t want it to look like he’s trying to sway the election in Rahm’s favor ? Wouldn’t you think if that were the case he’d announce Chicago and help one of his old “Lieutenants” out ? Both candidates favor bringing the Library to Chicago. To me, it sounds like he’s blackmailing Chicago …. vote for Rahm or I’ll pick another city. (Yeah, like the Obamas love Chicago so much, they go there all the time, NOT).

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  20. piper says:

    Sharing Dave’s latest picture

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    Progs will continue crazy dance over this signing in a traditional democrat blue state.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Does not one other WI politician understand the visuals here? There’s just one working guy in the photo. The rest are overseers. Bad! Bad!

      • piper says:

        “In May 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported that American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) had lost 34,073 and at least 2,455 have left since then. American Federation of Teachers- Wisconsin (AFT-Wisconsin) told the Wisconsin State Journal that they had lost about 5,250 members, while the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association lost 1,350 members. Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) lost around 50,000 members prior to this latest round of voting. Even the Wisconsin Professional Police Association lost 1,700 members. In total, the public reports indicate Wisconsin unions have now lost more than 100,000 members since Act 10 became law.”

  23. mothy67 says:

    If anyone has a munchkin in school and is dealing with Common Core if you contact the school they will provide will you with the texts. Otherwise they have no books. Kid had strep and I picked up work but had no idea what it meant. The books are not that bad the parents are just out of the loop. How can you help your kid if you don’t know where you are going. I find it best when introducing a new subject to start by having her read title, chapter headings, pictures, diagrams and bold face of the whole chapter. Give an hour off. Ask a few questions tying it into previous learning. More time off then start the first page. Education 101 it needs to fit into the cognitive structure. When I read a news story I start with the headline read the lead and the last paragraph before the whole story. Do the same on blogs. Allows me to see where the author wants to take me.Klown has a legally trained mind as does Althouse often first and last paragraphs are vague The points are made in the middle a lot of leftist blogs/mags/newspapers start out inflammatory and end on emotion. Everything in between is filler. Headlines sell. Drudge made a fortune on other peoples headlines. Forgive me I clicked the link about the first three gay marriage. Tosh. People have been celebrating odd unions forever. I know a woman that grew up on “The Farm” they had all sorts of arrangements. I took the bait. Drudge generates huge traffic. I was looking again at Chinese/Mandarin classes went to drudge top ad was Rosetta Stone. Clicked on a story all Rosetta Stone ads. My current offer which is always expiring in 1 hour is 209 for 36 months unlimited. I recommend doing searches when buying big ticket items because they come to you with great prices. I bought a huge rabbit hutch for 70 local place had same one for 265. Track away if I can save. Heard Amazon is in the process of accommodating local businesses like Pizza shops to handle non cash orders. I am much more comfortable paying through them.
    What I resent is what took place on Breitbart now has so many ads that it takes forever to load. Happens on Kindle, desktop and phone. With phone I am paying for stupid gifs eating up my data. Then no matter what it freezes. Run banner ads I like a bargain but Breitbart and Twichy have become too much.

    • lildoggy4u says:

      I agree Tim, especially about Breitbart. I can’t stand opening a page to a running video ad that I can’t find to shut it down. Sometimes, actually most of the time, I prefer to read not watch and listen to anything. When those videos, not only ads but also newsfeeds begin, I usually just click the page off.

      • piper says:

        Am getting ready to delete Breitbart from news feed. Page loads slowly in black format needing to be refreshed before viewing.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve been clicking pages off if they start with a video ad I can’t turn off or the page freezes …. like BB, Gateway Pundit, Young Cons, I’ve deleting them from my news feeds too. I thought it was just my computer (have the pop-ups blocked too). I may start leaving them messages that their pages are unreadable for me before I “unlike” them.

        My biggest pet peeve are videos with ads that run longer than the news clip. Ugh.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Recently did an analysis of several “conservative” sites that showed they’d apparently been hijacked. {{who’d a thunk it}}

      • mothy67 says:

        So ass backwards get some change for an ad but then alienate your readers. Breitbart is the worst. I cannot link any story without ad abuse
        Do wish one last time Klown would offer an Amazon link for Lily. If he doesn’t I might go batman and set up a gofundme account to buy halfway houses next to every scumsucker who supports amnesty. Imagine Nancy Pelosi having gang bangers next door. I say give them a little dose of thier own medicine. Make that c word fear walking to her own car. Let skank know communities have been taken over by a new government. I despise Pelosi but I actually think she is just a wet mop. Double doggy dare anyone to provide an argument that made sense. I love words. My mudroom has a mammoth dictionary. I make baby girl learn words. I accept I cannot say alot. I want to say Pelosi i s a c word. The word has meaning just like f a g shit faced pervert joke pervert. I am so beyond being told how to think. I reserve the right to speak as I see fit, but I respect many women and this blog but i look at Nancy and I say c word

    • 49erDweet says:

      I’m gonna comment on Common Core Math. YD, a great 3G teacher for several years, was promoted last year to district management and assigned as technology liaison to the CCM roll out to her entire district. She knows I had zippo affection for CC anything. I’m now changing my opinion. CCM the way her district is doing it is not just better, it’s WAY better. Her district still has a few teachers who don’t “get if”, but over 80 are on board and seeing HUGE improvements in math comprehension skills of 4th and 3rd grade students. They are thinking and analyzing differently. Her district’s students are about 60% first gen Hispanic. Most now comprehend math far better than their parents, which is interesting. IQ scores have surged. I may have been wrong. This is difficult to accept.

      • elliesmom says:

        I agree. In the hands of a teacher who “gets math” Common Core is wonderful. The problem is a lot of elementary school teachers don’t. Rather than foisting it on the kids right away, there should have been a huge mobilization to teach math to the teachers. But usually a school system hires someone to come in for a professional day or two, and as far as teaching the teachers, that’s it. Some of us are born with intuitive number sense, and some of us are not. It can be taught, but not in a couple of hours.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Yes. YD is teaching the teachers to use district issued I-pads to learn the intuitive sense themselves, then learn the curricula, then to teach the students how to use the same I-pads to learn/practice various elements of the lessons. The irony is that less than 25% of the teachers were nominally computer literate going in. {{facepalm}}

    • NewOrleans says:

      I’m on a Mac. Between AdBlock (which blocks ads) & ClickToFlash (which prevents Flash and video content from loading automatically), I never see 99% of that irritating stuff. One has to actually click the video for it to begin running. They are Godsends!

      Look into them!

  24. lildoggy4u says:

    As to whether Holder himself ever used personal email for government business, the Justice Department isn’t saying. A spokesman did not respond to requests for information about Holder’s email practices.

  25. Dora says:

    Breaking: SCOTUS Rules Against Obama Admin On HHS Mandate In Notre Dame Case, Sends Back To Lower Court For Reconsideration

  26. Dora says:

    It Begins… Liberal Paper Pushes Michelle Obama to Run for President

    Are you ready for a third Obama term?

  27. piper says:

    Thank you Marge for this image

  28. Myiq2xu says:

    Fucking idiots.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Sad. Loosing a mind is terrible. Never having one in the first place is just……sad.

    • Lulu says:

      They are just making shit up. There are no jobs for immigrants except crap jobs from employers looking to pay even less wages. Their “sources” for this drivel are propagandist Vile Prog think tanks who also just make shit up in standing in front of faculty coffee machine.

  29. Dora says:

    Oregon abolishes its hopelessly bungled health insurance exchange

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Ugh, another truck-train collision, fortunately they’re reporting no serious injuries.

    • Lulu says:

      Have you read any of the opponent’s quotes? He sounds like a complete idiot. Lots of “for the People!” speeches like he is Castro in 1962. The FBI should have no trouble indicting him in say two years for kickbacks to JJ.

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL–>kickbacks to JJ…… on election night Rahm needed at least 50% of the vote to avoid the run off. He didn’t make it and some guy name Jesus will square off with him for the job. I just found it a really funny story and sorta following it. I don’t know why I want Rahm to lose, maybe because it would be a kick in the teeth to Obama ? I’m a mean girl that way. 😉

        • Lulu says:

          Rahm is personally an asshole. I’m sure a lot of people who have had to deal with him want him gone. And any Obama-ite loosing is kind of funny. Especially in Chicago. The problem with this is Jesus may be worse.

          • leslie says:

            Jesus “Chuy” Garcia may be the man with the best intentions for this city. I doubt that power trips are his “thing”. And I think Rahm is, , , , , , , , Rahm. But I shudder to think about Chuy actually being elected. I don’t think his expertise is in city management.

            FYI: His nickname is pronounced “chewy”. I’m seeing his campaign buttons everywhere I go around here. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were to win. But sometimes “the devil you know . . . “

          • SHV says:

            Is he an American citizen? All of the online bios that I have read mention permanent resident status but no mention of when he became a naturalized citizen.

          • Lulu says:

            I don’t mean to be …..whatever. But he sounds like every south Texas mayor. They do very little but hire their relatives, commit minor corruption because they don’t know how to do the big stuff or aren’t connected enough to get the big bucks, run everything into the ground, and get into feuds with the state agencies because they are …..dumb. Think of Julian Castro who was a big fat do nothing in San Antonio which is why that city has a city manager system and the mayor isn’t allowed to do squat. California has had some bad cases too with various crooked mayors who run up their salaries (and their buddies) and their pensions although it is not limited to Hispanics there. Jesus may have good intentions but he will soon be overwhelmed with his hangers on and supporters wanting stuff. He would be a very unusual case if he doesn’t do this. And Chuy is a very common nickname for Hispanic men in Texas. I personally know two with that nick and it is also the name of a restaurant chain.

          • DeniseVB says:

            And the winning headline goes to the Washington Post …. It’s on !!!


            Didn’t JJ mumble into an open mic he wanted to “cut off” Obama’s nuts ? I guess this is the next best thing 🙂

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Jesse was never fooled. You can’t hustle a hustler.

          • DeniseVB says:

            leslie – I figured it was “chewy”, I learned that from Chelsea Handler’s show and her little sidekick Chuy. Also, from my SoCal experience, I know “Jesus” is Hey-zeus.

            If JJ hijacked his campaign we know Chuy is quite beholdin’ (as Lulu mentioned above) to Jackson. I just hope it’s for the good of Chicago, sounds like Rahm’s not quite a friend of the minority communities afterall. Even I remember his gang management consisted of telling them not to shoot the little kids.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            After the Civil Rights era ended Reverend Jesse made a nice living for himself taking government money and begging/blackmailing private companies to go around being an inspirational speaker and promoting some feel-good projects in the ghetto neighborhoods. Basically a more refined Al Sharpton.

            Many people including Jesse and Al have discovered you can do pretty well by doing good.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            I freely admit that I’m an asshole. But you need an asshole to get shit done. The question is whether he is reasonably honest and competent.

          • leslie says:

            Ha! Chuy from Chelsea Handler’s show. Is it a nickname for Jesus? I didn’t know how it was spelled until this guy ran in the primary. He’s been in city politics ever since Harold Washington was mayor in the mid to later 1980’s. So he’s been around for quite a while. This isn’t the first time he’s tried to run for mayor, either. If there hadn’t been so many others in the primaries, Rahm might already be packing his bags. I think his day’s as mayor are numbered. I have not seen 1 button, sign, sticker – anything for Rahm. The only 2 people who have come out in support for Rahm (that I’m aware of) are bronco and the new governor, Rauner. I’m certain there must be more, but I’m not seeing them.

          • 49erDweet says:

            And yet it’s Chicago, so at this point what diff……….(etc)?

          • leslie says:

            Hey 49erD, I left a comment for you just below *this* remark.

        • leslie says:

          I agree.
          I also wonder if it isn’t un-PC to walk around this town showing support for the white guy. There is a lot of anger in the masses that support Chuy. I made a comment the other day that was not only NOT supportive of either candidate, but NOT related to anything political, I was accused of being “stupid” and “out of touch” with politics and current events. I considered the source of those slurs, and left it alone. But It may be the temperature of the voters in this election. (This person is a CPS teacher and I know they are under lots of pressure to vote Chuy.)

  31. DeniseVB says:

    When the comments stopped nesting I get so confuzzled. Myiq, I do remember a time when I truly liked Sharpton and Jackson. And Oprah. But this color of skin thing got in the way of content of character, and here we are… Obama World. Burning. Here and over there. Everywhere, me ‘fraid.

  32. Myiq2xu says:

    Why did Mrs. Clinton have her staff go through the trouble of printing out, boxing and shipping 50,000 or 55,000 pages instead of just sending a copy of the electronic record? One can only speculate, but there is an obvious advantage: Printed files are less informative and far harder to search than the electronic originals.
    Because State has only printouts of emails, department personnel responding to a Freedom of Information Act request have to go through the whole haystack rather than type “needle” into a search engine. At best, that would mean long delays in FOIA compliance.

    Likewise, printouts are not subject to electronic discovery in the event of investigation or lawsuit. The Times reports that department lawyers responding to a request from the House Select Committee on Benghazi took two months to find “roughly 900 pages pertaining to the Benghazi attacks.” And printouts do not include electronic “metadata,” which can provide crucial forensic evidence.

    Gowdy should subpoena the server for forensic examination.

    • swanspirit says:

      How in the living hell have we come to this? We have had an SoS in this administration; with all of her electronic communications on a server , that even the location of, we do not have.
      IF there was a snowball’s chance in hell I was ever going to vote for Hillary Clinton for POTUS, it just melted away, and much faster than Obama could say, ” I just heard about it in the news.

      • lildoggy4u says:

        I have no clue about any of this email stuff but I’m still guessing that Hillary’s stuff might have been maintained by her for her own protection from the Obama cabal – Jarrett, Rice, Powers and Obama’s other minions, not to mention the Democratic party operatives wanting to bring her down.
        I’m waiting for her statement – and it better not be “what difference does it make”. I’d really like to hear her speak against the policies she’s been up against or didn’t agree with. Stil hoping she’s waiting to announce because she’s gonna let loose on Obama.
        I know I am dreaming but I still say she tried to warn us all about him.

  33. DeniseVB says:

    I like Rand Paul, prolly not for President, but was Obama? Or Hill? Good Lawdy-Lawd, I’m slipping into the Libertarian cult 😉

  34. Myiq2xu says:

    He’s an artist.

  35. Dora says:

    Examiner’s Byron York on GOP letter to Iran: ‘Now Congress is telling Obama to go to hell’

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