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2 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:52:46pm

What time does the speech start?

3 Charles Johnson  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:53:42pm
4 davinvalkri  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:53:57pm

I wonder what he'll be saying. Maybe he'll surprise us and suggest maybe he went too far too fast, and is now examining legal reforms?

/hey, one can hope! And change one's tune!

5 Charles Johnson  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:54:06pm

re: #2 Pianobuff

What time does the speech start?

Starts at 8 pm ET. In about an hour.

6 opnion  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:54:18pm

Obama had to have had a strange day, since as of this morning negotiations were still going on.
How to prepare until you know what you have?

7 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:55:12pm

re: #6 opnion

Obama had to have had a strange day, since as of this morning negotiations were still going on.
How to prepare until you know what you have?

What negotiations?

8 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:55:32pm

[Exhales into hand and sniffs]...

My breath doesn't smell bated.

9 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:55:49pm

How does one convene a joint session of congress?

10 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:55:57pm

bated with worms?

11 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:56:43pm

re: #9 BignJames

How does one convene a joint session of congress?

Do they each get one, or do they have to share?

/I canNOT believe I posted that!

12 itellu3times  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:57:13pm

re: #9 BignJames

How does one convene a joint session of congress?

First, you get the joints.

13 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:57:34pm

I like to wait with baited breath. I will usually eat raw squid, anchovies and some night crawlers.

Strangely, few others like waiting with me.

14 itellu3times  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:57:35pm

too slow, darn

15 Gus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:57:36pm

re: #5 Charles

Starts at 8 pm ET. In about an hour.

Got your riot gear ready? /

16 cronus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:57:59pm

Just got my email from David Axelrod. Would've had been cooler if the subject line was: "There are things being negotiated now that are gonna solve all your problems."

Dear Friend,

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the President will address Congress and detail his plan to bring stability and security to Americans who have insurance and affordable coverage to those who don’t. You can watch the speech on television or on WhiteHouse.gov, with an exclusive live chat immediately afterwards.

But you don’t need to wait until then to understand what’s at stake. The President has said many times that reform isn’t about him — it’s about a health insurance system that is breaking America's families and small businesses. Millions of Americans have lost coverage, are denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and continually watch premiums skyrocket out of control. That’s why Americans want reform and why Congress must act.

Two brave parents who represent these struggles — Laura Klitzka from Wisconsin and Nathan Wilkes from Colorado — will join the First Lady at the Capitol to watch tonight’s speech. Their powerful stories underscore what’s at stake with health insurance reform:

Health Care Stories

Stories like Laura’s and Nathan’s remind us that there isn’t time to wait, and that the status quo is not an option. Tonight, the President will clearly explain what health reform means to Americans — both those who have insurance now and those who don’t. He will also specify what health reform doesn’t mean — clearing up the confusion that has been fomented by the special interests and defenders of the status quo.

Tune into to the speech tonight at 8 p.m. ET. It’s an historic moment you won’t want to miss.

Thank you,
David

David Axelrod
Senior Adviser to the President

P.S. Don’t forget: as soon as the President finishes his speech, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn will respond directly to reactions and questions in an exclusive live chat. So even if you watch the speech on TV, grab a computer and join the discussion: on Facebook or [Link: www.WhiteHouse.gov...]

17 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:58:24pm

re: #3 Charles

Don't mess with granny.

That's not M*ndy, is it?

/ ... *gulp*

18 jj101  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:58:27pm

In this photo of the P5 +1 meeting with Mr. Mottaki, one of the people meeting him, apparently a Western female diplomat, is wearing a headscarf. Can we find out who she is, and if this is correct, why this Dhimmi behavior? What's next, a burka?

[Link: uk.biz.yahoo.com...]

19 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:58:28pm

re: #10 pre-Boomer Marine brat

bated with worms?

Hi Brat! Hope today finds you well..
Has anyone ever heard from DustyVet since his sister passed? It's been months

20 itellu3times  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:58:49pm

I just wanna ask Mr. President - what will my current policy cost under your new bill?

If he can't answer that, wtf is he even talking about?

21 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:58:51pm

re: #8 Pianobuff

[Exhales into hand and sniffs]...

My breath doesn't smell bated.

Beat me. GMTA.

22 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:59:02pm

re: #12 itellu3times

First, you get the joints.

I knew that was coming as soon as I hit "post comment."

23 Salamantis  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:59:42pm

I'm not gonna miss my US Open tennis games just to watch the POTUS give a speech.

I'll read the transcript later.

24 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 3:59:50pm

OK - I say he goes with a red tie, white shirt, very dark suit. Like Tiger Woods on Sunday...

Or maybe the paisley shirt and a set of Bebe stiletto pumps...

25 JHW  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:00:04pm
26 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:00:11pm

re: #19 HoosierHoops

Hi Brat! Hope today finds you well..
Has anyone ever heard from DustyVet since his sister passed? It's been months

I was wondering precisely the same thing a day or two ago.

I'll hop out and do a "user:" search.
back in a minute.

27 Erik The Red  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:00:32pm

re: #19 HoosierHoops

Hi Brat! Hope today finds you well..
Has anyone ever heard from DustyVet since his sister passed? It's been months

He is a friend of mine on facebook and is active there. I have not seen him post here in ages.

28 itellu3times  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:00:42pm

re: #22 BignJames

I knew that was coming as soon as I hit "post comment."

Version the second:
you get out the oilcans, and start singing, "If I only had a heart"

/like the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz.

29 Russkilitlover  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:00:57pm

I wonder if he'll address Max Baccus' 5-pages of specifying areas for revenue generation. Lots and lots of taxes in there. Rush did a good read through of them on air today.

30 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:01:00pm

re: #16 cronus

Just got my email from David Axelrod. Would've had been cooler if the subject line was: "There are things being negotiated now that are gonna solve all your problems."

Careful if you go over to Facebook, Obama said so.

31 stuck in california  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:02:41pm

more like a crack session of congress...

32 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:03:03pm

The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action,” hHe will say.

Bullshit. This is not a game. If Obama even mentions 'games' ...well, you finger it out.

I frankly don't believe what I'm seeing and reading.

...and I'm pissed.

33 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:03:45pm

re: #26 pre-Boomer Marine brat

I was wondering precisely the same thing a day or two ago.

I'll hop out and do a "user:" search.
back in a minute.

I have not since his last phone call to me in May. I have sent a few emails, no answers, no bounces.

34 callahan23  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:03:47pm

re: #27 Erik The Red

He is a friend of mine on facebook and is active there. I have not seen him post here in ages.

Hi Erik, Dustys latest comment was this ;-)

35 Boris Badenov  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:04:10pm

Oh, would be funny joke to put Obama's Teleprompter into Cyrillic letters only mode.

I will tell Technical Operations Department to work on it.

36 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:04:28pm

re: #26 pre-Boomer Marine brat

I was wondering precisely the same thing a day or two ago.

I'll hop out and do a "user:" search.
back in a minute.

I can call him if needed. I can try his phone number.

37 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:04:43pm

re: #16 cronus

Just got my email from David Axelrod. Would've had been cooler if the subject line was: "There are things being negotiated now that are gonna solve all your problems."

Looks like the appeal is going to moral/emotional.

Looks like they are going to punt the "we will cover everyone and improve quality at no additional cost" ball and simply go with guilt and fear. Not that many a POTUS doesn't end up going with guilt and fear.

38 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:04:44pm

re: #27 Erik The Red

He is a friend of mine on facebook and is active there. I have not seen him post here in ages.

Great! I lost his number months ago but I talked to him one night for about 30 minutes and we laughed our asses off.. Great guy..American Hero..With a really good heart...I spoke to him after his sister passed and you could feel the loss..But he has a great laugh and a good spirit..
I'm glad he is doing well and active on FB.

39 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:05:02pm

re: #19 HoosierHoops

Hi Brat! Hope today finds you well..
Has anyone ever heard from DustyVet since his sister passed? It's been months

back in: Last comment posted here was on Sat., May 16.

From Erik's above, I gather he's okay.

40 avanti  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:05:34pm

re: #30 Walter L. Newton

Careful if you go over to Facebook, Obama said so.

I thought you were kidding, made me google it:

Obama offered, what he called some “practical political advice” to a 9th grader at Wakefield High School in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, who asked how he too could become President one day, saying that “when you’re young, you know, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff.”

“I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life,” Obama said. “That’s number one.”

41 Boris Badenov  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:05:44pm

I am Средний маленький человек от средней маленькой страны.

42 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:05:50pm

re: #32 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action,” hHe will say.

Bullshit. This is not a game. If Obama even mentions 'games' ...well, you finger it out.

I frankly don't believe what I'm seeing and reading.

...and I'm pissed.

Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

43 WinterCat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:05:56pm

re: #16 cronus


Two brave parents who represent these struggles — Laura Klitzka from Wisconsin and Nathan Wilkes from Colorado — will join the First Lady at the Capitol to watch tonight’s speech. Their powerful stories underscore what’s at stake with health insurance reform:


Call me a cynic but I get so tired of the formula
emotional stories that both sides trot out for these speeches. I wish they would leave that stuff out and just deal with the facts.

44 Erik The Red  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:06:15pm

re: #34 callahan23

Hi Erik, Dustys latest comment was this ;-)

Hey Cal23. I had no clue that was his last comment. Spooky. :)

45 callahan23  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:06:46pm

re: #44 Erik The Red

Hey Cal23. I had no clue that was his last comment. Spooky. :)

Some things are that.

46 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:06:54pm

I keep thinking the speech will be something like this:

47 Boris Badenov  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:07:03pm

Ah crap, Windows not handle Cyrillic good like Macintoshki.

48 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:07:05pm

re: #32 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action,” hHe will say.

Bullshit. This is not a game. If Obama even mentions 'games' ...well, you finger it out.

I frankly don't believe what I'm seeing and reading.

...and I'm pissed.

Is there a "doing nothing is not an option" stuck in there for good measure?

49 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:07:22pm

re: #40 avanti

I thought you were kidding, made me google it:

Obama offered, what he called some “practical political advice” to a 9th grader at Wakefield High School in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, who asked how he too could become President one day, saying that “when you’re young, you know, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff.”

“I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life,” Obama said. “That’s number one.”

It was a bit of sarcasm on my part, a joke, settle down :)

50 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:07:31pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

I can call him if needed. I can try his phone number.

Make sure Hoops knows that (we're cross-posting here)

If you happen to call Dusty, tell he we're thinking of him

51 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:07:56pm

re: #38 HoosierHoops

Great! I lost his number months ago but I talked to him one night for about 30 minutes and we laughed our asses off.. Great guy..American Hero..With a really good heart...I spoke to him after his sister passed and you could feel the loss..But he has a great laugh and a good spirit..
I'm glad he is doing well and active on FB.

re: #39 pre-Boomer Marine brat

back in: Last comment posted here was on Sat., May 16.

From Erik's above, I gather he's okay.

I will call him tonight.

52 NukeAtomrod  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:08:31pm

I'm going to try my hand at psychic precognition...

hummaahnaahummaahnaahummaahnaa...

I'm getting a vision of Obama's upcoming speech... The President is reading his lines from his trusty teleprompter. His speaking voice is comforting, uplifting... He is saying familiar things... We can't afford to wait... He must create a new government program to compete with the insurance companies... Some people went broke because they couldn't get insurance... Some people got sick and died because they couldn't get insurance... There are things on a table... He is smiling and making witty, yet subtle insults about people want a different solution. He is saying... nothing... nothing new.

Bwawawawa! Woah! That was intense.
I wonder if my vision will come true.

53 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:01pm

re: #51 Walter L. Newton

I will call him tonight.

Thanks.

54 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:13pm

re: #43 WinterCat

Call me a cynic but I get so tired of the formula
emotional stories that both sides trot out for these speeches. I wish they would leave that stuff out and just deal with the facts.

We've all come to expect such from each POTUS so it just has become an event that most people gloss over emotionally.

55 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:17pm

re: #43 WinterCat

Call me a cynic but I get so tired of the formula
emotional stories that both sides trot out for these speeches. I wish they would leave that stuff out and just deal with the facts.

But, then it wouldn't be politics.

56 UFO TOFU  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:24pm

re: #1 Killgore Trout

And old Arizona highway signs I believe.

57 cronus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:43pm

re: #37 karmic_inquisitor

Looks like the appeal is going to moral/emotional.

Looks like they are going to punt the "we will cover everyone and improve quality at no additional cost" ball and simply go with guilt and fear. Not that many a POTUS doesn't end up going with guilt and fear.

If the economics of my "reform" plan were as bad as the current Democratic proposals I'd probably opt for the telethon approach as well.

58 callahan23  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:09:59pm

re: #51 Walter L. Newton

I will call him tonight.

Do send him my best wishes. Thanks in advance.

59 WinterCat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:11:21pm

re: #55 BignJames

But, then it wouldn't be politics.


It seems more like bawlitics to me.

60 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:11:51pm

Excerpt from the speech:

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

Does anyone besides me find this to be a very strange statement, I mean really bizarre?

61 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:11:55pm

Hoops, ... did you see Walter's #51 ?

62 Salamantis  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:05pm

re: #43 WinterCat

Call me a cynic but I get so tired of the formula
emotional stories that both sides trot out for these speeches. I wish they would leave that stuff out and just deal with the facts.

Personalizing the political is part of the Alinsky formula.

63 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:23pm

Got a text earlier that George Stephanopolis thinks that Obama may actually mention tort reform tonight as a way to sandbag the GOP. If he did effective tort reform, I would buy the argument that we could cover everyone at no additional costs.

64 Russkilitlover  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:27pm

How long before St. Kennedy is evoked?

65 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:46pm

re: #51 Walter L. Newton

Thanks...Walter...Hey what do you think about our new Boris the russian Poster? I haven't decided to fall out of my chair backward laughing ( he's pretty funny) Or making sure by the end of this thread I'll have Boris programming on speed dial the number of his local medical health care provider...It's a good night to stress test Healthcare tonight...

66 WinterCat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:47pm

re: #62 Salamantis

Personalizing the political is part of the Alinsky formula.

Bush did this stuff too and it drove me nuts. They all seem to do it.

67 cronus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:12:57pm

re: #60 Pianobuff

Excerpt from the speech:

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

Does anyone besides me find this to be a very strange statement, I mean really bizarre?

Good catch. I found it strange as well. It's as if the dynamics of public policy will magically freeze after his administration.

68 Russkilitlover  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:13:20pm

re: #64 Russkilitlover

How long before St. Kennedy is evoked invoked?

69 unrealizedviewpoint  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:13:26pm

While waiting with bated breath here's some Thomas Sowell to read.

70 Salamantis  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:13:50pm

re: #67 cronus

Good catch. I found it strange as well. It's as if the dynamics of public policy will magically freeze after his administration.

I took it to mean that he's determined to succeed.

71 Adrenalyn  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:13:53pm

will he let Charlie Sheen speak ?

he has demanded to speak with the president

72 [deleted]  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:14:47pm
73 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:15:03pm

re: #67 cronus

Good catch. I found it strange as well. It's as if the dynamics of public policy will magically freeze after his administration.

I guess what he's trying to say is that he will succeed where others haven't, but it's very badly worded to the point of sounding narcissistic or simple-minded...or something.

74 avanti  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:15:24pm

re: #60 Pianobuff

Excerpt from the speech:

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

Does anyone besides me find this to be a very strange statement, I mean really bizarre?

Nope, I love it. It's sort of a line in the sand, buck stops here sort of comment. It's a follow me or get out of the way line and a bit out of his normal mellow.

75 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:06pm

re: #72 buzzsawmonkey

You have to make sure to heat the formula to the right temperature first, though.

I'll be damned if I'm gonna drip Alinksy formula on my wrist, though!

76 cronus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:20pm

re: #70 Salamantis

I took it to mean that he's determined to succeed.

Yeah, I'm also certain that's what he meant but it is worded strangely.

77 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:26pm

re: #42 Pianobuff

Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

Ya...screw it they're dead.

Which reminds me of a email of ROE's:

Marine Corps Rules:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with
a '4.'
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is
expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral &
diagonal
preferred.) 9. Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or
tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to
shoot.

Navy SEALS Rules:

1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Adjust speedo.
4. Check hair in mirror.

US Army Rangers Rules:

1. Walk 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from 'Higher' to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

US Army Rules:

1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; they can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

US Air Force Rules:

1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight?'
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' PowerPoint
presentation.
6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict, but close
enough to have tax exemption.

(And I Love This Next One) Go Navy!

US Navy Rules:

1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines

78 [deleted]  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:33pm
79 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:44pm

re: #62 Salamantis

Personalizing the political is part of the Alinsky formula.

Just remember that Reagan used to do it all the time. He kinda created the "citizen in the gallery" call out to personalize what he pitched. thing is, consumers are now used to the technique and a bit numb to it, IMO.

80 itellu3times  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:50pm

re: #60 Pianobuff

Excerpt from the speech:

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

Does anyone besides me find this to be a very strange statement, I mean really bizarre?

yes

81 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:16:55pm

re: #74 avanti

Nope, I love it. It's sort of a line in the sand, buck stops here sort of comment. It's a follow me or get out of the way line and a bit out of his normal mellow.

As I stated above, I think that's the intention but there were so many better ways to say it. I'm not criticizing the intent - it's appropriate to what he wants to do - it's just a bit mangled.

82 reine.de.tout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:17:17pm

My absolute fave from the WalMart collection of photos

83 [deleted]  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:18:14pm
84 Salamantis  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:18:53pm

re: #79 karmic_inquisitor

Just remember that Reagan used to do it all the time. He kinda created the "citizen in the gallery" call out to personalize what he pitched. thing is, consumers are now used to the technique and a bit numb to it, IMO.

Let's face it; both Gramsci and Alinsky have long been used by politicians on both sides of the aisle.

85 solomonpanting  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:18:53pm

re: #64 Russkilitlover

How long before St. Kennedy is evoked?

The Senate could pass a health care bill with its sixty Dems. However, Kennedy's passing has left it with fifty-nine and his replacement might not be in place for months. How ironic that the Father of Health Care is not with us to vote for his labor of love.

86 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:18:55pm

re: #18 jj101

In this photo of the P5 +1 meeting with Mr. Mottaki, one of the people meeting him, apparently a Western female diplomat, is wearing a headscarf. Can we find out who she is, and if this is correct, why this Dhimmi behavior? What's next, a burka?

[Link: uk.biz.yahoo.com...]

Apparently she is Swiss. Here's more info:

swissinfo: You are one of the only women diplomats in Iran. Do you have difficulties in a society ruled by men? How do you deal with the obligation to wear the headscarf?

L.L.A.: I am actually the only woman ambassador in Iran, the former female representative from Sierra Leone having finished her assignment before my arrival.

So far, this position has certainly not been to my disadvantage. My treatment by the authorities has been respectful, professional and expeditious – I was able to present my credentials to the president within one month, which is almost a record.

As far as wearing the headscarf in public places is concerned, this is a legal obligation for any woman independent of her nationality, religion or rank.

I do understand why this obligation is being questioned but as a diplomat I am required to respect the laws of my country of residence.

I'd say "not dhimmitude" since she is following the law.

87 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:19:02pm

re: #78 buzzsawmonkey

I was hoping it meant that if the current proposal goes down in flames, that's the end of it. Guess not.

There's still a lot of speculation about if the public option is going to make it. It seems they've worked out some sort of comprimise to pass something. We might get some hints tonight but I think they're going to unveil the bill next week.

88 Bagua  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:19:14pm

Flounce alert prior thread... guess who?

89 Lee Coller  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:19:28pm

Snapped Shot has Snapped on the previous thread.

90 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:19:58pm

re: #87 Killgore Trout

There's still a lot of speculation about if the public option is going to make it. It seems they've worked out some sort of comprimise to pass something. We might get some hints tonight but I think they're going to unveil the bill next week.

What's it going to more closely resemble? House Bill? Baucus? Something different?

91 HelloDare  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:20:09pm

There's got to be a better way to drink water.

92 Bagua  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:20:34pm

re: #89 Lee Coller

Snapped Shot has Snapped on the previous thread.

Hey, don't give away my quiz!

93 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:21:09pm

re: #82 reine.de.tout

Those are hilarious, I'm still looking through them too.

94 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:21:37pm

re: #90 Pianobuff

I have no idea.

95 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:23:13pm

re: #93 Killgore Trout

Those are hilarious, I'm still looking through them too.

But is that the modern day equivalent of Norman Rockwell?

< --- no, there's not one, but I am grinning

96 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:23:35pm

re: #91 HelloDare

There's got to be a better way to drink water.

Oh, no. I can't watch that again. I'm still sore from the last time!

97 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:23:48pm

re: #91 HelloDare

There's got to be a better way to drink water.

obviously not a New Mexicat

98 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:23:55pm

re: #94 Killgore Trout

I have no idea.

I sure hope that if it's got new/revised content there is time to read it before voting.

99 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:24:03pm

Baucus Cuts Bait: Moving Forward With Or Without GOP

Max Baucus is getting serious. Just a few hours before President Obama is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress, the Finance Committee chairman announced that the committee would be moving forward with a health care reform bill - with or without the GOP.

The announcement followed a morning meeting with the so-called Gang of Six.

A source with knowledge of the situation said that Baucus told the two other Democrats and three Republicans that he will be putting out a "Chairman's Mark" by the middle of next week whether he has Republican support or not. (A Chairman's Mark is a bill written by the chairman of the committee.)

100 avanti  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:24:16pm

re: #81 Pianobuff

As I stated above, I think that's the intention but there were so many better ways to say it. I'm not criticizing the intent - it's appropriate to what he wants to do - it's just a bit mangled.

Perhaps, I'll wait for the context and delivery to be sure. I think he tried to not repeat the Clinton mistake of writing a plan and let congress do it. As it turned out, it was called Obamacare just like Hillarycare anyway. It's time for him to try some herding of cats. If he fails, it will be a major setback, and he needs to put it all on the line.

101 Cato  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:24:44pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Camille Paglia [Link: www.salon.com...]

102 Wendya  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:24:47pm

re: #82 reine.de.tout

My absolute fave from the WalMart collection of photos

Gee, most of those people look like the "normal" people walking around my leftist little town.

Don't ask what the real freaks look like...

103 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:24:59pm

re: #97 albusteve

Hey there!
How is you?!?!

104 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:25:32pm

re: #103 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Hey there!
How is you?!?!

jollie moi

105 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:25:58pm

re: #100 avanti

Perhaps, I'll wait for the context and delivery to be sure. I think he tried to not repeat the Clinton mistake of writing a plan and let congress do it. As it turned out, it was called Obamacare just like Hillarycare anyway. It's time for him to try some herding of cats. If he fails, it will be a major setback, and he needs to put it all on the line.

Yup - of all of the speeches he has given this year, this may be his most critical one yet. Whatever it is, want to take bets that the D's will love it and the R's won't?

106 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:25:59pm

re: #97 albusteve

obviously not a New Mexicat

Hi albusteve! My New Mexicats like a trickle from the faucet, but would high-tail it for the door if any got on their heads!

107 HelloDare  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:09pm

re: #96 wrenchwench

Oh, no. I can't watch that again. I'm still sore from the last time!

Was it posted here before?

108 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:10pm

re: #98 Pianobuff

For a while they were talking about voting in October. Not sure if that's still the plan. If they have the votes they might move it up just so nothing changes. I really don't see this as a rush job. They've been working on this stuff since the Clinton era. There has been plenty of time for debate.

109 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:30pm

re: #104 albusteve

jollie moi

Good to see you!

110 avanti  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:42pm

re: #105 Pianobuff

Yup - of all of the speeches he has given this year, this may be his most critical one yet. Whatever it is, want to take bets that the D's will love it and the R's won't?

Ya think ?/

111 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:51pm

re: #97 albusteve

Good to read from ya.

112 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:26:55pm

re: #107 HelloDare

Was it posted here before?

Yep, Killgore posted a live leak version IIRC.

113 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:27:13pm

re: #108 Killgore Trout

For a while they were talking about voting in October. Not sure if that's still the plan. If they have the votes they might move it up just so nothing changes. I really don't see this as a rush job. They've been working on this stuff since the Clinton era. There has been plenty of time for debate.

Huh? If there is different content in the bill it needs to be processed, no?

114 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:27:38pm

re: #106 wrenchwench

Hi albusteve! My New Mexicats like a trickle from the faucet, but would high-tail it for the door if any got on their heads!

all that water for a friggin cat vid!...I get grumpy about stuff :)

115 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:28:28pm

re: #109 HoosierHoops

Good to see you!

how do I look?...like my new buzz cut?

116 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:29:00pm

re: #101 Cato

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Camille Paglia [Link: www.salon.com...]

WOO HAH!
Good one!
Thanks!

/coming from both a staunch Republican and a Liberated Man

117 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:29:22pm

re: #111 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

Good to read from ya.

thanks

118 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:29:28pm

re: #113 Pianobuff

Huh? If there is different content in the bill it needs to be processed, no?

It has been processed. It's in committee now. I suspect they add stuff and take stuff out to get people to agree to it. it sounds like the process is pretty much done.

119 kiwiviv  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:29:57pm

I'm going to watch the prime time tennis match between new US teen sensation: Melanie Oudin and Wozniacki. At least I will not be throwing things at the TV!

120 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:30:04pm

re: #100 avanti

Perhaps, I'll wait for the context and delivery to be sure. I think he tried to not repeat the Clinton mistake of writing a plan and let congress do it. As it turned out, it was called Obamacare just like Hillarycare anyway. It's time for him to try some herding of cats. If he fails, it will be a major setback, and he needs to put it all on the line.

Well the Democrats put a great deal of effort into recruiting moderate/conservative candidates in the last 2 cycles.

Those very candidates are the ones who are now most vulnerable.

Will they sacrifice themselves to preserve Obama's prestige? To save the liberals? I doubt they will.

121 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:30:48pm

re: #115 albusteve

how do I look?...like my new buzz cut?

Damn Hippie!

122 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:31:21pm

re: #114 albusteve

all that water for a friggin cat vid!...I get grumpy about stuff :)

I got quite the ab workout the first time I saw it. Worth every drop!

123 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:31:31pm

re: #104 albusteve

jollie moi

du is Jolie?
Angelina, is that you?
OMG, it was a sex-change operation!

*running like hell*

124 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:31:48pm

re: #118 Killgore Trout

It has been processed. It's in committee now. I suspect they add stuff and take stuff out to get people to agree to it. it sounds like the process is pretty much done.

will be interesting to see how the new bill addresses fraud, cheating and defensive medicine...I can hardly wait

125 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:31:51pm

re: #1 Killgore Trout

some of the posts are almost as bad as that photo.

126 debutaunt  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:32:13pm

re: #108 Killgore Trout

For a while they were talking about voting in October. Not sure if that's still the plan. If they have the votes they might move it up just so nothing changes. I really don't see this as a rush job. They've been working on this stuff since the Clinton era. There has been plenty of time for debate.

But fine-tuned by now? Not concise at all, it seems.

127 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:32:19pm

re: #97 albusteve

Hi!
*waves*

128 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:32:29pm

re: #118 Killgore Trout

It has been processed. It's in committee now. I suspect they add stuff and take stuff out to get people to agree to it. it sounds like the process is pretty much done.

Again, which bill are you referring to? From one of your prior posts it sounded like it wasn't clear. It's not to me. Is it one the public has seen?

129 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:32:55pm

re: #61 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Hoops, ... did you see Walter's #51 ?

re: #121 HoosierHoops

Damn Hippie!

Ok, I just spoke to Dustyvet. He's ok, in the sense that he is not sick, still a little feeling down about his sister.

I will be back in about 1 hour to answer any other questions.

130 Village Idiot's Apprentice  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:33:06pm

Test...
One...
Two...
Four..no..wait!!...three

Sorry, hadn't posted in a while, and it took a bit for the account to start up.

131 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:33:20pm

re: #122 wrenchwench

I got quite the ab workout the first time I saw it. Worth every drop!

I'm sure the water went into a bucket to boil their corn on the cob...I shouldn't be so hasty

132 [deleted]  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:33:21pm
133 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:34:12pm

re: #129 Walter L. Newton

Ok, I just spoke to Dustyvet. He's ok, in the sense that he is not sick, still a little feeling down about his sister.

I will be back in about 1 hour to answer any other questions.

Bless your heart.
I may be out for the evening by then, but I'll catch up later.

134 solomonpanting  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:34:21pm

re: #130 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Test...
One...
Two...
Four..no..wait!!...three

Sorry, hadn't posted in a while, and it took a bit for the account to start up.

Let it idle for a bit.

135 debutaunt  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:35:06pm

re: #131 albusteve

I'm sure the water went into a bucket to boil their corn on the cob...I shouldn't be so hasty

Jeez, the water had all kinds of cat slobber and fur in it.

136 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:35:30pm

re: #132 buzzsawmonkey

Nice to see you back. Hope you're doing well.

thanks...I have a triathlon booked next week


jus kidding

137 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:36:38pm

Repost from dead thread... In honor of the Shidduch discussion:

My favorite Shidduch joke:

Rebitzen Gilda: Ohhh... I have such a girl for you!

Young Man: Really? Is she pretty?

RG: And she is sooo smart. She just finished her degree in accounting! I know that isn't like a doctor, but you're no rocket scientist yourself...

YM: Ohhh, that's impressive, but, is she pretty?

RG: And did I mention that she can cook? Ohhh such a good cook she is, she'll put some meat on your bones. You're sooo skinny.

YM: Well, I do like good cooking, but, well, ma'am, is she pretty?

RG: She comes from such a good family too...

YM: Rebitzen, would you fix up your son with her?

RG: You are not my son.

138 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:37:47pm

re: #137 ludwigvanquixote

OMG!
LOL!

139 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:38:31pm

re: #138 pre-Boomer Marine brat

OMG!
LOL!

Yeah, good Jewish humor is always self referential.

140 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:38:31pm

re: #135 debutaunt

Jeez, the water had all kinds of cat slobber and fur in it.

it was a cute vid...but I cringe when I see the waste

141 debutaunt  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:39:39pm

re: #140 albusteve

it was a cute vid...but I cringe when I see the waste

Same here. In California I'm always trying to conserve water.

142 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:40:08pm

re: #127 Floral Giraffe

Hi!
*waves*

howdy, and thanks to all for the get well posts Walter passed on for me...really a spirit booster

143 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:40:33pm

re: #140 albusteve

it was a cute vid...but I cringe when I see the waste


Well, yeah...but technically...

144 solomonpanting  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:40:59pm

re: #139 ludwigvanquixote

Yeah, good Jewish humor is always self referential.

Personal, too.

145 midwestgak  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:41:55pm

1024x768 Clean false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Does anyone know what this is/means? It preceded a message I received.

146 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:42:29pm

re: #144 solomonpanting

Personal, too.

Sometimes... If you really want to get down to it, Jewish humor always revolves around the consequences of not doing the right things.

147 Wendya  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:43:49pm

re: #108 Killgore Trout

I really don't see this as a rush job. They've been working on this stuff since the Clinton era. There has been plenty of time for debate.

You've got to be kidding me.

148 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:43:53pm

re: #124 albusteve

Good to see you back again. How are you feeling?

149 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:44:52pm

re: #147 Wendya

I shit you not.

150 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:45:34pm

Anyone hear a rumor about Hillary stepping down from SOS to run for Governor of NY?

151 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:45:41pm

re: #142 albusteve

howdy, and thanks to all for the get well posts Walter passed on for me...really a spirit booster

Did Walter say we were hoping you'd get well ?!?!?!
WALTER! WTF!

/it's great to have you back

152 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:45:47pm

re: #148 Killgore Trout

Good to see you back again. How are you feeling?

better...I can see straight and thought I'd post a bit...lots of pain meds to keep me sane...thanks

153 Wendya  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:47:29pm

re: #149 Killgore Trout

I shit you not.

So, because the left wants government health care, it doesn't matter if it's rushed through, no one reads the legislation, it's unaffordable and the public is opposed.

The debate is just beginning.

154 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:47:41pm

Programming note...
This is going to have to be one hell of a speech tonight..I mean really..
He either sees the giant wave of the public sentiment and gives the talk of his life or Heathcare gets toned down and he loses...Even a good talk won't work..It's sermon on the mount or nothing...That's my feeling from middle American...You better go FDR cause Carter ain't flying here

155 Charles Johnson  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:48:02pm

Wow, this GOP "family values" assemblyman in California is a real jaw-dropper.

Sat in front of an open mike (unknowingly) and blabbed away about the female lobbyists he's been screwing, with all kinds of graphic details about spanking and "leaking." Eeewww!

Had a 100% rating as a good conservative. Oh, brother.

156 Throbert McGee  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:48:06pm

re: #47 Boris Badenov

Ah crap, Windows not handle Cyrillic good like Macintoshki.

It's not a Windows thing -- the LGF hamsters choke on strings of non-Latin characters more than 5 letters long. The way around it is to insert some EMPTY bold or ital tags into the middle of the Cyrillic Russian words, as I've done in the text below:

Я люблю помазать на хлеб оливковое-чесночном пюре, называется по-испански "тапанаде".

This usually works like a charm -- the empty tags break up the Cyrillic into smaller chunks that don't upset the hamsters, but the effect is invisible to the reader.

(And the sentence above means "I like to spread on bread an olive-garlic puree that's called tapanade in Spanish" -- just something I posted recently on a Facebook group for non-native speakers of Russian.)

157 reine.de.tout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:48:38pm

re: #142 albusteve

howdy, and thanks to all for the get well posts Walter passed on for me...really a spirit booster

Albusteve!
Great to see you back!

158 Wendya  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:49:15pm

re: #154 HoosierHoops

Even a good talk won't work..It's sermon on the mount or nothing...

This is going to be the fearmongering on the mount. Millions will die if we don't pass this legislation tomorrow!!!

159 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:49:57pm

re: #155 Charles

Wow, this GOP "family values" assemblyman in California is a real jaw-dropper.

Sat in front of an open mike (unknowingly) and blabbed away about the female lobbyists he's been screwing, with all kinds of graphic details about spanking and "leaking." Eeewww!


[Video]Had a 100% rating as a good conservative. Oh, brother.

The dissembling assemblyman?

160 Dahveed  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:50:15pm

re: #137 ludwigvanquixote

I've had, and continue to have, those conversations all too often.

161 debutaunt  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:50:32pm

re: #150 Pianobuff

Anyone hear a rumor about Hillary stepping down from SOS to run for Governor of NY?

What a quitter!

162 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:02pm

re: #155 Charles

At least he's hetero.

163 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:03pm

re: #158 Wendya

This is going to be the fearmongering on the mount. Millions will die if we don't pass this legislation tomorrow!!!


He shoulda' given that speech before the Aug. recess.

164 Dahveed  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:24pm

re: #155 Charles

For some reason I still respect him.

165 MandyManners  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:32pm

re: #142 albusteve

howdy, and thanks to all for the get well posts Walter passed on for me...really a spirit booster

Welcome back! I hope things improve quickly.

166 solomonpanting  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:33pm

re: #146 LudwigVanQuixote

Sometimes... If you really want to get down to it, Jewish humor always revolves around the consequences of not doing the right things.

There's a Jewish rye sense of humor in there just waiting to make a samich.

167 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:38pm

Almost beer time!

168 Wendya  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:51:42pm

re: #155 Charles

Sat in front of an open mike (unknowingly) and blabbed away about the female lobbyists he's been screwing, with all kinds of graphic details about spanking and "leaking." Eeewww!

I love it when they get busted live. Let's hope he doesn't have a Jimmy Swaggart moment in front of the cameras.

169 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:52:04pm

re: #157 reine.de.tout

Albusteve!
Great to see you back!

tis a good thing for me if I don't get too sassy...thank you

170 reine.de.tout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:52:35pm

re: #155 Charles

Wow, this GOP "family values" assemblyman in California is a real jaw-dropper.

Sat in front of an open mike (unknowingly) and blabbed away about the female lobbyists he's been screwing, with all kinds of graphic details about spanking and "leaking." Eeewww!


[Video]

Had a 100% rating as a good conservative. Oh, brother.

What at absolutely disgusting toad of a man!

171 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:52:37pm

re: #166 solomonpanting


Quit that.

172 reine.de.tout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:52:56pm

re: #167 Killgore Trout

Almost beer time!

Killgore - live a little - go ahead and have that beer 30 seconds early.

173 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:53:08pm

Maximum Head Explodage to come...

Palin Sides With Obama on Afghanistan

By Peter Baker

On at least one of his major policies, President Obama is getting support, and a nudge, from an unlikely quarter – Sarah Palin.

Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and last year’s Republican vice presidential nominee, joined a group of conservatives signing a letter to Mr. Obama praising him for his management of Afghanistan and urging him to commit more troops there.

More at the link.

174 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:53:14pm

здравствуйте!

Throbert, you're a genius. I hadn't figured out what that was.

(Coincidentally, I was sitting at my son's speech appointment, where he is trying to learn how to say "s" and another consonant, and thinking how cruel it would be to be a Russian kid with the same speech problem--saying multiple consonants.

175 Killgore Trout  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:53:54pm
176 Pianobuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:54:11pm

re: #155 Charles

Wow, this GOP "family values" assemblyman in California is a real jaw-dropper.

Sat in front of an open mike (unknowingly) and blabbed away about the female lobbyists he's been screwing, with all kinds of graphic details about spanking and "leaking." Eeewww!


[Video]Had a 100% rating as a good conservative. Oh, brother.

Mark Sanford was unavailable for comment (but that won't last long).

177 Dahveed  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:54:16pm

re: #167 Killgore Trout

Pretty much had several Corona in anticipation of this speech. How else could I possibly get through seeing my money go out the door and into the government's pocket?

178 jamgarr  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:54:25pm

re: #169 albusteve

Hey. Welcome back. Hope things are OK.

179 Charles Johnson  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:54:50pm

A comment by "June" from the article about Robert Spencer at Bartholomew’s Notes:

Charles Johnson is a stinky old hippy; just as shallow and as superficial as they come. For years he posted derogatory and defamatory screeds denouncing all Muslims without ever bothering to make a disctinction between the radicals and the moderates, and now we embrace him!

Hey! I may be an old hippie, but "stinky?" Actually I smell pretty good usually, except after a long bike ride. Mr. Beaumont, on the other hand...

And by the way, this accusation that I EVER denounced "ALL" Muslims is nothing but a rotten lie. I dare anyone to find a single article I have ever written that does that.

Another commenter says:

The person who comes here as “June” is JW’s “Hugh”.

Which would not surprise me one bit. That's the kind of thing Spencer's crowd does.

180 Erik The Red  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:55:17pm

re: #169 albusteve

tis a good thing for me if I don't get too sassy...thank you

If I may add to the welcome backs. Hope you recover well.

181 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:55:17pm

re: #158 Wendya

This is going to be the fearmongering on the mount. Millions will die if we don't pass this legislation tomorrow!!!

I'm guessing not..The fear mongering hasn't worked for 6 weeks.. I see a different tack tonight...I'm not sure but so far I'm reminded of the first thing I ever heard Robin Williams say..
Mayday! Mayday! They're not buying the bullshit!
That's what he faces tonight.. He can't get past it..He has to face it...
in 5 minutes

182 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:55:18pm

re: #1 Killgore Trout

Seriously guys, its an Indian symbol for good fortune

"I only said Jesus. That's not a swear. It's a name."

"Not the way you said it it wasn't. Swearbox."

183 BignJames  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:55:26pm

re: #175 Killgore Trout

Video: Which wine goes with cereal


I always pour a little bourbon on my rice krispies.

184 Dahveed  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:57:24pm

I can't wait to see Al Franken come in. I only wonder if he will grace us with his Stuart Smalley look.

185 The Shadow Do  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:57:54pm

re: #183 BignJames

I always pour a little bourbon on my rice krispies.

Snap! Crackle! Plop! (sound of face hitting cereal bowl)

186 Lawrior  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:57:54pm

I just saw this, and thought it might be useful.
ObamaCare Bingo

Personally, I think he'll hit all of them aside from "Medical Malpractice Reform."

187 jamgarr  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:58:40pm

re: #186 Lawrior


Love the nic!

188 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:58:48pm

...

189 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:58:59pm

you guys can watch the zero tonight so i don't have to.

190 Silvergirl  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:58:59pm

Okay, I looked at all the photos at that WalMart site. Now that my jaw is lowered by several inches and my eyes no longer blink, I'm ready for the President's speech. Nothing else can shock me.

191 Gus  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:59:09pm

Game time!

192 Erik The Red  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:59:12pm

Hey 2H, I just sent dusty an email. Maybe he will stop by and say hi.

193 ed_flinn  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:59:33pm

I predict a teleprompter miscue and a bunch of Congressional joint-sessioners sitting and applauding through exhortations to wash their hands and do their homework, and to not run with scissors and to eat their vegetables (and thus to grow up big and strong) to not let the screen door slam behind them nor to drink milk straight out of the carton and to stop tormenting their sister.

194 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 4:59:45pm

re: #186 Lawrior

I just saw this, and thought it might be useful.
ObamaCare Bingo

Personally, I think he'll hit all of them aside from "Medical Malpractice LOTTO."

FTFY

195 solomonpanting  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:00:52pm

re: #189 yochanan

you guys can watch the zero tonight so i don't have to.

Actually, I'm going back out to the shop.

196 Digital Display  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:00:54pm

re: #192 Erik The Red

Hey 2H, I just sent dusty an email. Maybe he will stop by and say hi.

Awesome...Well here we go...

197 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:02:11pm

might not be safe for me on a zero video thread i might say exactly what i think. safer to avoid it.

198 albusteve  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:02:33pm

re: #188 albusteve

...

the 3dotster

thanks to everyone...things are shaky but that's the story of my life...it's all about now, not tomorrow or yesterday

199 JustMyView  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:02:33pm

re: #120 karmic_inquisitor

Well the Democrats put a great deal of effort into recruiting moderate/conservative candidates in the last 2 cycles.

Those very candidates are the ones who are now most vulnerable.

Will they sacrifice themselves to preserve Obama's prestige? To save the liberals? I doubt they will.

They will be more vulnerable if the Dems do noy accomplish what they were elected to do. Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank will be re-elected no matter what, but people in purple districts need to be able to say that they have done somethong that will benefit people.

200 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:04:16pm

re: #179 Charles

"June's" next comment offers more evidence of idiocy:

The fear of Islam in Britian is palpable and there you are, all Lilly Thompson, baying; “one ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy”…as though such details it were of any importance.


That should be "Lily Tomlin," of course. But details are not important...

201 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:05:01pm

I hope someone is recording MSNBC. In-fooking-credible.

'...blood sucking healthcare...corporations...'

and it got worse. jayzuz.

202 Cato  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:05:46pm

re: #116 pre-Boomer Marine brat

She has what I look for in punditry, an original position taken with absolute sincerity. Andrew Sullivan used to have it, but doesn't any more. Charles still has it. Camille has it. VDH has it and Krauthammer has it.

203 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:07:18pm

re: #155 Charles

See, if only he weren't a family values shill, and not boinking lobbyists (ick)... he could be perfectly unashamed about spanking partners...

204 MacDuff  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:07:34pm

Likely, Obama will attempt to "split the difference" to appear statesmanlike and, in the end, he'll likely end up a disappointment. His speech will attempt to utilize his considerable personal charm and charisma, but will find that it takes more than charm to solve problems and more than charisma to be a statesman.

Yesterday, he spoke to children and did a workmanlike job in delivering a positive message. Kudos to him. Today, it's the grownups; a more discerning group that is still awaiting a concrete reason to believe this administration has the wherewithal to achieve much of anything of substance.

Certainly, I could be wrong and for the sake of the country, I hope I am. A stroke of genius on an difficult issue is just what we need right now; we could use a real solution to any problem right now, from any corner.

I can't say I'm optimistic. I can't even say that I'm cautiously optimistic.

Call me hopefully pessimistic.

205 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:08:15pm

re: #202 Cato

She has what I look for in punditry, an original position taken with absolute sincerity. Andrew Sullivan used to have it, but doesn't any more. Charles still has it. Camille has it. VDH has it and Krauthammer has it.

I like her as a matter of principle, though I don't follow her writing.
/Oh Hell Yes ... I know who she is! ... *grin*

206 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:08:27pm

...rights of the corporation versus rights of the citizen..

Rally?

This is crap from ms-them.

207 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:08:52pm

racists!!!

208 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:09:34pm

re: #160 Dahveed

I've had, and continue to have, those conversations all too often.

I think such conversations are a bigger rite of passage than an aliyah...

If you are a moderately well groomed and stable single male and you go into a synagogue, there will be a single Jewish man alert that goes out to the whole community before the cholent is served...

209 mrbassman  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:19:38pm

"Pulled this economy back from the brink"? I think he meant "pushed it over".

210 Throbert McGee  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:21:19pm

re: #174 EmmmieG

здравствуйте!

Throbert, you're a genius. I hadn't figured out what that was.

(Coincidentally, I was sitting at my son's speech appointment, where he is trying to learn how to say "s" and another consonant, and thinking how cruel it would be to be a Russian kid with the same speech problem--saying multiple consonants.

Interestingly, the closest Russian translation for "to lisp," which is kartávit', specifically means "to improperly pronounce the sounds of L and R". Of course, there are technical Russian words for other "speech impediments," such as difficulty in pronouncing "s" (which is sigmatizm, and similarly there is gammatsizm, for those who have trouble with the G/K sounds). But the only speech problem that has a non-clinical-ese name analogous to "lisp" is the L/R mispronunciation. I dunno what this means, though.

(And by the way, I only just now learned the words sigmatizm and gammatsizm, courtesy of the Russian wikipedia.)

211 Throbert McGee  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:26:46pm

re: #210 Throbert McGee

But the only speech problem that has a non-clinical-ese name analogous to "lisp" is the L/R mispronunciation. I dunno what this means, though.

I meant to add: And is there any deeper significance to the fact that in English, we have a specific word for mispronouncing S as TH, namely "lisp," but no similar word for Elmer Fudd's tendency to pronounce R and L as W?

212 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:32:29pm

re: #201 aboo-Hoo-Hoo

the hired m. moore?

213 yochanan  Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:48:57pm

Occulata palingenia haterus moonbats

is there a trap to catch them other than the gov'r of alaska?


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