The Bump In The Road – With Riots

It’s really really odd. For the second time in recent memory, a Washington Post writer has written with some degree of honesty and accuracy about Barack Obama. The earlier outbreak of honesty was at the end of May when Glenn Kessler accurately described Barack Obama’s recent treacheries against Israel.

Today Kessler commits truth with language frequently employed here to describe the flim flam man from Chicago. Kessler is using the appropriate English words in an appropriate manner:

“President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout

With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio address.

We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians. But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.

What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan. [snip]

This is chicanery.”

What a precise word Kessler employs. Chicanery – “the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc.” Kessler also states that Obama employs “misleading” figures and “straw man” arguments. Kessler ends by saying “If the auto industry bailout is really a success, there should be no need to resort to trumped-up rhetoric and phony accounting to make your case.”

Kessler is hinting at the obvious – that Obama has to resort to “chicanery” because the truth is destructive to Obama. James Carville is hintin’ about the chicanery too. Carville is also more than hinting that Obama is in trouble:

“In an appearance on Monday’s “Imus in the Morning” on the Fox Business Network, the former Clinton adviser said that, based on the May jobs number, if the unemployment picture doesn’t improve, 2012 could be rough for the president.

“[L]ook, I don’t think anybody — if 54,000 new jobs is the new standard, it’s going to be a very, very rough 2012 for President Obama,” Carville said. “But the three-month average was 160,000. If that is the case, then he will do OK. I can’t tell you what will happen. But yes, if this, if this last jobs number is an indication of future job numbers, it’s going to be very, very rough.”

Carville is cleverly indicating that the three month average is not going to be trend. Why else would Carville say that the riots are coming if he thinks the future is bright? Why?:

““It is going to be very difficult,” Carville said. “But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is a humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. This financial crisis, people have studied this by the way, they know that the things take this long to work their way through. The aftermath of these things — kind of an academic book that is dry entitled ‘This Time is Different.’ What it concluded is that it is not different this time. They studied it, the aftermath of the financial crisis. What we are going through is imminently predictable. But this is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do. So we’ll just have to see. But it’s going to be hard. If 54,000 jobs is the new norm — this is going to be very, very tough. Some people say it just might be one more thing. We don’t know.”



But Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heightened risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture.

“You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this,” Carville said. “People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”

We’ll twist Carville’s words a bit and say that Barack Obama “is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives.

Carville is utterly wrong when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America. Today Obama declared, I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession.Barack Obama does not care about the savage “Obamacare” scam he has unleashed on the nation either. The costs from this particularly cruel Obama flim flam is only now being understood.

As the rats continue to leave the sinking ship they drilled holes into, Barack Obama has changed the “car in the ditch” metaphor of 2010 with a new frat house phrase. Obama said that the recent deluge of bad economic statistics are just “a bump in the road.”

The “bump in the road” is Barack Obama. Eventually someone in Big Media will state that simple truth in that simple way. Glenn Kessler, that someone might have to be you.

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409 thoughts on “The Bump In The Road – With Riots

  1. gonzotx
    June 7th, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    This is really horrible. God, how fuc8ING sick can people be…you don’t ever want to know. One can only hope there is a God,
    and that these children are with her now. The families of missing children must be going nuts. I know no more than what I am posting, but it is near Houston, you have to wonder about child porn…
    *************

    Dozens Of Bodies Found
    POSTED: Tuesday, June 7, 201

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — Dozens of bodies have been found on a property in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday.

    The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said 25 to 30 bodies were discovered outside a home at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta.
    Investigators said someone told them about the location, but they did not elaborate.
    The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.

    Officials said a search warrant was obtained to gather evidence.
    Stay tuned to KPRC Local 2 and Click2Houston.com for the latest on this breaking news story.

  2. Carville is utterly wrong when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America. Today Obama declared, “I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession.” Barack Obama does not care about the savage “Obamacare” scam he has unleashed on the nation either. The costs from this particularly cruel Obama flim flam is only now being understood.
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    Those are the dots that need to be connected. Beautiful. He does not care about his constituents. He lacks the mental and emotional capacity to care about people. Time and again this has proven to be true. He is a sociopath. And people need to face that fact, because it is right there in front of their noses. If they would only wake up. Remember his admonition to a party insider: “I can make them–the American People believe ANYTHING i WANT THEM TO BELIEVE. That is what we are dealing with. And if it has take Kessler this long to wake up then shame on him.

  3. great article admin.

    Another phrase I heard from a small business collegeue of mine : “why the hell should I earn money just for Waffles to spread it around”. Waffles has no clue just how much reviled he is by small businesses, they are all completely scared what’s going to be thrown at them.

    Prime example, exhibit A: Meet with dems to tell them Bush tax cuts are going to be done in 2013. exhibit B: 3 days later, give interviews press conferences that “he will do whatever needed to help small businesses”. Most small biz are S corps, those tax cuts help them immensely.
    The biggest stimulus to this economy will be Waffles kicked out in 2012. The fool has no clue he is strangling the economy with debt, regulations, Obamacare and then is surprised why that economy cannot breath and expand.

  4. The fool has no clue he is strangling the economy with debt, regulations, Obamacare etc.
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    Tim, are you sure that he has no clue? I am not. He takes his marching orders from monied interests, like Rezko, Diamond, and ultimately Soros. They have been his financiers. The agenda he is pursuing that you deplore–from cap and trade, to obama care, to open borders, to anti Israel, to financing oil exploration in Brazil while bottling it up here, to ending the dollar as the world reserve currency, establishing state capitalism which leaves no room for small business and ending American exceptionalism–each and every one of these policies and practices are right out of the Soros Playbook. Check it out. So I ask you again, are you sure that he has no clue that he is destroying our economy. Or is it a process which joseph schumpter described as creative destruction like Soros pursued in eastern europe which caused him to say to a reporter that the former soviet empire is not the soros empire. Soros was the architect of the Obama candidacy, which is based on the model he deployed in eastern europe and russia, so why not here.

  5. “Tim, are you sure that he has no clue? I am not.”

    Agreed, I should have written it more rhetorically. I’m convinced he knows what he’s doing, that’s increbibly frightening and I have some collegues who voted for this fool sadly, and they stated the same thing as you. Only someone intent on another purpose would not see how damaging the policies are, if the goal is to destroy the middle class, destroy the entrepeurnish in the country, well then of course he will continue to do these same policies, its deliberate.

  6. Weiner needs to resign and fast, what he did is disgusting, now emails are coming out that he tried to get a porn star to lie about their relationship.
    And honestly, Huma is the one I feel really horrible for, she has been pulled into this sordid mess, she can do so much better, she seems like a very respectable, smart lady, I do not believe for a minute that she knew all this, as Weiner claims.

  7. the soviet empire is NOW the Soros empire.

    To paraphrase Lord Chief Justice Erskine in the case of Captain Bailey (1778):

    He (Soros) has placed these men (Obama and his minions) in the front line of battle, hoping to escape under their shelter; but I will not join with them; their vices against this nation, though screwed up to the highest pitch of human depravity, are not of dignity enough to justify mortal combat. Instead, we must drag him into the light who is the dark mover behind this scene of iniquity. I assert that (George Soros, Gyorgy Schwartz, spooky guy, the last living Nazi–call him what you will) has but one road to escape and that is to abandon his plan to destroy the United States, while enjoying all the rights and privileges of its citizenship. If he fails to do that then we shall not scruple to call him a traitor to this county, an enemy of the worls and through Obama the architect of our demise and an economic upheaval not seen since the fall of the House of Barti. Eastern Europe understands this to a fare the well. Now we learn that China regards him as a security threat as well. And Obama is his puppet.

  8. Weiner needs to resign and fast, what he did is disgusting, now emails are coming out that he tried to get a porn star to lie about their relationship.
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    No Tim. He must stay. As a living breathing example of what the Party has become. The fact that Poopsie moved as quickly as she did to call for an ethics investigation convinces me that a brilliant career such as his should not be cut short by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. His offenses are embarrassing to a point. I will grant you that. But they are personal as opposed to political and they adversely affect no one but him. In the final analysis they are as nothing compared to the substantial harm that Obama and his minions have done to this nation, rewarding big business and screwing the American People. Let his constituents decide what to do with him. Let the American People decide what to do about Obama, and hopefully they will get it right this time. Regardless of who runs against him the alternative is better. Like never before, we need hope and change only of a far different kind. Howard Dean said it is our turn to “rule”. Well, if the people are smart, the dimocratic dictatorship will end in January 2012. What further harm they do to the country between now and then, to quote Burns: and “forward tho I cast my ee on prospects dreer. An’ foward tho I cannot see, I guess an fear”.

  9. Obama almost blows the toast again at the state dinner tonight. He presented Angela Merkel with the Medal of Freedom and went to sit down while she went to the podium and opened her notes. He hurried backt to the podium and said ‘I have to do the toast’.

  10. Erickson:
    we play on opposing teams, and the question has become not whether Tony is a bad guy-a sick guy-or just a politician doing what both parties do

    ==============

    WEll, superficially I think it reads like some good points. But litmus caveat: Any side that would consider supporting Gingrich doesn’t care about ‘morality’, they just use ‘(sexual) ‘morality’ as a weapon against guys on the other side.

    There should be more to morality than sex. ‘Good’ also means supporing the old, the poor, children. And supporting the 9/11 fire responders. Weiner, like Bill Clinton, does these good things.

  11. wbboei
    June 7th, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Weiner needs to resign and fast, what he did is disgusting, now emails are coming out that he tried to get a porn star to lie about their relationship.
    ———————
    No Tim. He must stay
    ************

    No, he is the circus they feed us so we don’t bother with the truth,” the $61.6 trillion in unfunded obligations amounts to $534,000 per household. That’s more than five times what Americans have borrowed for everything else — mortgages, car loans and other debt. It reflects the challenge as the number of retirees soars over the next 20 years and seniors try to collect on those spending promises”.

  12. Now they are saying they were digging at the wrong house and found no bodies but now are awaiting a warrent after a tip from a physician that they were in deed at the wrong house. MORE TO FOLLOW

  13. I think this is the latest…
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    (Reuters) – Texas authorities on Tuesday have found up to 30 bodies, possibly all children, buried at a house in a rural county east of Houston, local media reported.

    The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said 25 to 30 bodies were found, according to KPRC television.

    Preliminary reports indicated the bodies are those of children, the TV station reported.

  14. tim
    June 7th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    ————————
    If you have read the book The Scarlett Letter, by Hawthone, then you will understand why I say pray for Hester to get another A.

    To Tony, I would say this. Don’t let the bastards get you down. Animal crackers in my soup etc. And when they come for you with their cameras and their prying questions, show them a little Heston:

  15. People are out of work and homes are worthless or foreclosed – No big deal.

    “…it’s just a bump in the road.”

    %4&^%#@$7$*^!!

  16. ““…it’s just a bump in the road.””

    When he’s the driver of the bus, everything is a “bump in the road”.

  17. This toasting overlooks are DELIBERATE; it is almost as if “the Zero” cannot bear to praise a WOMAN…if it had been a sports person he would be dancing up and down!!!!!

  18. mp
    June 7th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Its not a woman thing as much as a woman who doesn’t adore him, Dr. Merkel in her first press conference a year back was almost rolling her eyes at this idiot, she looks annoyed at him, she doesn’t adore and worship the fool, that’s why he has a problem. If Dr. Merkel was an adoring fan like David Cameron, I’m sure Waffles would just love that.

  19. No, he is the circus they feed us so we don’t bother with the truth,” the $61.6 trillion in unfunded obligations amounts to $534,000 per household. That’s more than five times what Americans have borrowed for everything else — mortgages, car loans and other debt. It reflects the challenge as the number of retirees soars over the next 20 years and seniors try to collect on those spending promises”.
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    Point taken, with this provisio. If it wasnt this it would be something else. Big media will defend Obama to their dying breath and so will the corrupt Washington establishment starting with Mayflower Sally Quinn heir to the Pamela Digsby Harriman title of the great horizontal, who is known to hold a mirror up to the mouth of slobbering Ben Bradley and hoping for the day he is no longer breathing. There’s gold in them thar hills, if not in California.

  20. Dr. Merkel has twice the IQ of Obama and there is no evidence that she is a sociopath. Wasn’t Michelle lovely.

  21. pm317
    Oh good you’re back. I did my best on the fashion descriptions, but a picture is so much better.

  22. tim
    June 7th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    this is supposed to be a joke?
    ——————————
    According to wiki:

    1. Titus’ current stand up act is called Neverlution. In it, Titus talks about bringing the country back to its former glory, the new generation, and politics.

    2. Over the weekend of June 4-5, 2011, Titus made a remark about how he would assasinate Sarah Palin if she were elected President.

    3. Diagnosis: sicko with strong bi-polar and necrophiliac tendencies. Not funny.

  23. I have to say I didn’t like Hillary’s dress either. Kind of bizarre arm thing attached. One would think after looking at the pics that no one is buying any spanks…

  24. If all the cards were on the table, we would probably see that behind the scenes Soros triggered the 2008 collapse. Here is what Obama’s godfather did to England:

    “George Soros is a man who needs no introduction. The famous investor has been through enough bull and bear markets to teach any young whippersnapper a thing or two about how to properly invest. But without a doubt, Soros’ most famous trade is his shorting of the British pound back in 1992.

    The upcoming book “More Money Than God,” written by Sebastian Mallaby, tells the tale of how Soros used his Quantum Fund to break the pound to pieces and pocket a billion dollars. The Atlantic has printed an excerpt from the novel, which has some interesting notes:

    The Bank of England’s plan was to aggressively buy the pound in hope that it would inspire confidence and stop speculators from destroying the currency.

    Germany’s central bank began to attack Britain, calling for a devaluation of the pound.

    Soros had AT LEAST $1.5 billion bet on the pound since August, 1992. The devaluation crisis occurred a month later in September.

    Instead of steadily building up a position in September of 1992, Soros told his lieutenants to “go for the jugular.”

    Investor Louis Moore Bacon worked with Soros to find ways to dump the pound.

    Britain had to raise interest rates to protect the pound, but Prime Minister John Major refused to authorize the hike. Ultimately, he capitulated.

    The killer moment? When Soros found out just how badly his short selling had affected the Bank of England:

    “I’ve learned we’ve just raised interest rates by two hundred basis points,” he said softly–a full two percentage points. Then he rose and shook Smick’s hand and left the room running.”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-george-soros-shorted-the-pound-etching-his-name-into-financial-history-forever-2010-6#ixzz1OdwTPc6P

  25. I’m looking through these pictures, I can now understand why DC is in its own bubble, all the media and politcians together. Jon Corzine was invited, why the heck is a former gov being invited? hmm, is it because he’s a former CEO of Goldman Sachs? Pretty amazing to see the incestousness of politicians, bankers, media people, no wonder they don’t want outsiders to come into their DC beltway club.

  26. BigCatLover, Power is married to Cass Sunstein who also has some advisory position in the WH.

  27. Hillary’s dress is NOT a flattering stype for her body type. Wonder how much these dresses cost? Pelosi actually does look nice in her dress.

    What did ME-chelle wear?

  28. Who is Samantha Powers married to, I thought it was Austen Goolsbee.
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    Professor Kass Sunstein, who is rewriting our administrative laws beyond the purview of congressional and public scrutiny. The goal is to harmonize our laws with those of other nations and lay the groundwork for world government in financial environomental and security matters.

  29. Actually Merkel’s husband is a researcher and an academic and does not care one whit about the trappings of being the spouse of a head of state. How I wish that the spouse of the president here have such independence and especially not strut around like a fashionista and a bad one even at that.

  30. Southern Born
    Look at pm317’s first link for photos of several people including the Obama’s.

  31. wbboei, Cass Sunstein’s philosophy is so alien to America — he thinks that the executive branch should use all means to carry out its agenda to the extent of hiding, obfuscating, brainwashing with propaganda and such because govt knows best.

  32. Hillary may not always have the best taste in clothes (usually she does though) but at least she isn’t like Michelle O who utterly believes she is the new Jackie Kennedy and that everythng she wears is spectacular and trendsetting.

    I’m willing to forgive Hillary a few fashion missteps-we all have fashion errors from time to time…(I didn’t think her dress was the greatest either…)

  33. tim
    June 7th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    I’m looking through these pictures, I can now understand why DC is in its own bubble, all the media and politcians together. Jon Corzine was invited, why the heck is a former gov being invited? hmm, is it because he’s a former CEO of Goldman Sachs? Pretty amazing to see the incestousness of politicians, bankers, media people, no wonder they don’t want outsiders to come into their DC beltway club.
    ——————————————————-
    Yes indeed. And that is the point. They are supposedly our duly elected representatives but the only ones they really represent is themselves and the elites.

    Seeing his colleagues piling on poor Tony, whom Erickson previously called a pervert, he went on to say this in a moment of sober second judgment, and as statements go it is profound like what you said:

    “It should not be enough for us to say the other side is worse or the other side does this or there were those on our side who the same. It should be for us to admit we have allowed the political to triumph over morality in this country because we have ceded our power, our destiny, and our future to a few people in Washington who have no respect for us or for the values of our founders or for the freedoms that keep us free.

    Our fight is not a fight to expose the other side as moral cretins and hypocrites, but to expose Washington for its failings. These are failings on both sides with both political parties willing to keep power in Washington with no consideration for the states or the people. The states have become administrative agencies of the federal government and the people are just servants to Washington.”

  34. I haven’t seen Hillary’s dress from the front so it might be prettier from the front than the back. Besides she’s in her sixties so clothes don’t fit as well. She pays far more attention to her work than her fashion.

  35. pm317
    June 7th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Oh look at what Hillary is wearing at the dinner! Only the back view, 🙁 I almost didn’t recognize her.

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/07PAdZG9XicaD
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    Yup, that is the wrong dress for our girl. Those sleeves look like rhinestone arm casts.

    Looked like MO already pulled the sleeves off.

  36. Even if Hillary is in her sixties, that dress wouldn’t look good on many people…it is just disconnected and unless it has something fancy and matching in front, the sleeves look like accessories…casts.

  37. Tim–

    At the conclusion of the 2008 primary, I wrote a puff piece for Hillary which predicted where big media would go, the race baiting etc, and channels what Erickson is saying today three years later. The paper was entitled The Real Story of the 2008 Primary and it concluded with these words:

    C. Why This Matters: we Hillary supporters are deeply concerned about the future of the Democratic Party, our democracy and our nation. We believe that Obama and the people behind him are a clear and present danger to all of these. It is not enough that Obama be defeated—he must be crushed. Otherwise, he will create a scapegoat, continue to rule the Democratic Party, extract revenge on the centrists and run again in 2012. Thus, our D-Day is at hand.

    To us the night wind breathes an ominous warning. It comes from the shores of antiquity: “Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the people have abdicated their duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out high civic office, military command, Roman legions-everything, now restrains itself and hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.” (Satire X by the Roman Poet Juvenal, 1st Century A.D.).

  38. Look closely at how it drapes on the top and flows in tiny pleats on the bottom. I’ll bet it is really elegant on the bottom. The sleeves look disconnected at the top in that view but may match some trim on the front. Hard to tell, but as you get older, you always cover your upper arms and that may be the function of the sleeves. I need to see a full length photo.

  39. When I say I wrote a puff piece for Hillary, it was nothing she saw or authorized. It was in the nature of testimony by a loyal supporter who lived through what happened and wanted an indifferent and sometimes hostile country to have a record of it. And it was easy to see, even then that alot of revisionist would be written.

  40. seeing his colleagues piling on poor Tony, whom Erickson previously called a pervert, he went on to say this in a moment of sober second judgment, and as statements go it is profound like what you said:

    “It should not be enough for us to say the other side is worse or the other side does this or there were those on our side who the same.

    ================

    Obama tactic. Do the damage to the other individual — then instead of listening to the defense, try to bump the discussion up to a level so high as to be meaningless.

    If Gingrich is still accepted by his ‘morality’ party, then what Weiner did is not so very bad after all. (True.)

  41. Going against designer fashion for the state dinner, Amy Klobachar told the press that her dress cost $179 and her shoes $29 – at Macy’s.

  42. votermom
    June 7th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

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    There are two things wrong with your argument. First, there are many points of difference you left out, in which Weiner behaved better than Bill. But overall, even if your anti-Weiner points prevailed, the differences would still be too small to justify the large gap between the condemnation of Weiner’s misdeeds by his own party and their toleration of Bill’s misdeeds. Both guys were playing in the same ballpark. The sooner we can treat WEiner like we treat Bill, the better for the country.

  43. Hillary’s dress is appropriate for the occasion, just not that attractive on her. At least she does not wear sleevless summer garden party dresses to a church service in the dead of winter like ME-chelle did on the day after the inauguration.

    However, Hillary’s dress looks like some one mentioned…ME-chelle ripped the sleeves off of it.

    Hillary is such a lovely woman. Wonder what ME=chelle will look like in her early 60’s? Hillary does not have time to waste with those strange designers, hair dressers, make up artist and body trainers like ME=chelle and with all that…and an army of assistants, look what we end up with.

  44. Turndown 10:24. So are you saying that you think we should hire a prosecuter like Ken Starr to spend tax payer millions combing every corner of Weiner’s life and start impeachment procedures and get to the bottom of his perversion with every tiny detail?

  45. I am sure glad the Blog does not watch every day what I wear. There are some days when I just get it wrong. I have good intentions, but sometimes the chama is just not there.

  46. I would imagine that it is less about the clothes for Hillary and more about saving the world 24/7.

    I would also imagine it is all about the clothes for meme and all about kodak moments for her 24/7.

  47. To Michelle and Barack who trade in youth, beauty and nothing else. These words apply to men and women alike, but when Yeats wrote them I suspect he was thinking of Maud Gonne. It is called The Folly of Being Comforted:

    ONE that is ever kind said yesterday:
    “Your well-beloved’s hair has threads of grey,
    And little shadows come about her eyes;
    Time can but make it easier to be wise
    Though now it seems impossible, and so
    All that you need is patience.”

    Heart cries, “No,

    I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.
    Time can but make her beauty over again:
    Because of that great nobleness of hers
    The fire that stirs about her, when she stirs,
    Burns but more clearly.O she had not these ways
    When all the wild Summer was in her gaze.”

    Heart! O heart! if she’d but turn her head,
    You’d know the folly of being comforted.

  48. Or to put it another way…

    I would imagine that it is less about the clothes for Hillary and more about saving the idiot’s ass 24/7.

    I would also imagine it is all about the clothes for meme and the next vacation she is planning with taxpayer money.

  49. Obama tactic. Do the damage to the other individual — then instead of listening to the defense, try to bump the discussion up to a level so high as to be meaningless.
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    Depends on the intent. It could be a dirty tactic. When Obama does it, it is. But it is not Erickson’s modus operandi. He is genteel as a rule, more so than most of us. I think he said something he regretted and then took the high moral ground. He is the one who is usually trying to herd the bats, gargoyles and snakes on the far right, and get them to see logic and sanity. It may not work in all cases, but I think he is sincere. I mentioned his initial indiscretion only because it happens to all of us, and it is easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. To the point you raised earlier turndown, Weiner is no longer an asset to Hillary, if he ever was, and Huma is a strong enough individual to weather this storm. And by the way, you have heard that song The Second Time Around. I suspect that will be true for her. I do not think it prudential to defend him on the assumption that he would be a Hillary superdelegate. On the other hand, I think the voters rather than Pelosi should decide his fate.

  50. combing every corner of Weiner’s life and start impeachment procedures and get to the bottom of his perversion with every tiny detail?

    =================

    That’s what even some Hillary people seem to be doing!

    Of course WE HILLARY PEOPLE should treat Weiner the way WE HILLARY PEOPLE treated Bill — ie with tolerance and defending him against the GOP and others in the lynch mob.

  51. No, that dress wasn’t the greatest for our girl, but she could wear a burlap bag and still be beautiful. It’s her smile. Her whole face lights up and it’s a joy to behold.

  52. I do not think it prudential to defend him on the assumption that he would be a Hillary superdelegate.

    =================

    Dunno just what you mean by ‘prudential.’ Do you think he would stop supporting Hillary?

  53. That’s what even some Hillary people seem to be doing!

    Of course WE HILLARY PEOPLE should treat Weiner the way WE HILLARY PEOPLE treated Bill — ie with tolerance and defending him against the GOP and others in the lynch mob.
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    Turndown, just to argue with you a little bit–knowing that in the end I will lose, I see no comparison between Bill and Tony. Bill was a great man with a tragic flaw which is the stuff of Greek tragedy. He was probably the greatest president of the 20th century. And what is Tony compared to that. If Tony was a Hillary supporter, that does not compel us to fight for him now because he has become a liability rather than an asset. That does not mean we should attack him, because I really do want the voters to decide, and I do not want Congress to take this decision away from the people as well. If we are going to support him however we will have to bend our own principles because the behavior is indefensible under most values systems. The hard left will defend him, and so will NOW because principles matter less to them than power. Did you read the full text of what Erickson said–I posted it to help answer the rhetorical question which you raised. If you are prepared to defend Weiner, then you cannot condemn a Republican who defends a guy like Larry Craig. I do not think that is where we want to be.

  54. He is genteel as a rule, more so than most of us.

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    Oh, both moves of the ploy can sound very genteel, the more genteel the better.

  55. Dunno just what you mean by ‘prudential.’ Do you think he would stop supporting Hillary?
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    I mean he is not an asset now. He is a liability. If Hillary returns to public life his support would not be welcome. On the conrary she would need to distance herself from him. Already big media has tried to tie him to her through Huma. If she returns to public life she would have to distance herself from him. It is possible that he will survive. If I were representing him, I would be looking at the cases of Rangel and Vitters who were under withering media attack and congressional inquiry and lived to tell about it. If he decides to fight them, and that is a big if, but if he does, I think he can beat the wrap even though the charges are true.

  56. He is genteel as a rule, more so than most of us.

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    Oh, both moves of the ploy can sound very genteel, the more genteel the better.

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    Now turndown, in fairness, you have not spent the time that I have listening to Erickson or reading his blogs. I used to comment there and simply found it impossible to do so here there at no quarter at fox and elsewhere. I have also listened to his radio program. Unless you have done that yourself, you cannot accurately judge what his character and motive might be. It is more like shooting from the hip. On the other hand, if you are willing to spend that time now, and can show me from the text of what he says that like Obama–the man you compared him to speaks with a forked tongue, then I will gladly listen.

  57. Already big media has tried to tie him to her through Huma.

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    So let’s not help big media by making more noise calling Weiner names and talking about ‘perversion.’ That’s what made the STarr Report a bestseller. 😉 Not that loud detailed defense would be much better. Imo we should just quietly laugh it off (as we do Bill’s bj) and let this scandal in a tweetpot be forgotten asap.

    So I may agree that W is a liability this week, but in 2012 and 2016 a Superdelegate vote is a Superdelegate vote.

    In twenty-leven a tweet of stocking
    Was thought of as something shocking.

  58. 1 in 3 Employers Will Drop Health Benefits After ObamaCare Kicks In, Survey Finds

    Published June 07, 2011

    Thirty percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering health benefits to their employees once the main provisions of President Obama’s federal health care law go into effect in 2014, a new survey finds.

    The research published in the McKinsey Quarterly found that the number rises to 50 percent among employers who are highly aware of the health care law.

    McKinsey and Company, which identifies itself as a management consultant that aims to help businesses run more productively and competitively, conducted the survey of more than 1,300 employers earlier this year. It said the survey spanned industries, geographies and employer sizes.

    But the White House pushed back against the report.

    “This report is at odds with the experts from the Congressional Budget Office, the Rand Corporation, the Urban Institute and history,” a senior administration official told Fox News. “History has shown that reform motivates more businesses to offer insurance.”

    According to the survey, at least 30 percent of employers would reap financial gain from dropping coverage even if they compensated employees for the change through other benefit offerings or higher salaries.

    The research notes among the new provisions that could spur employers to drop coverage is a requirement of all employers with more than 50 employees to offer health benefits to every full-timer or pay a penalty of $2,000 per worker. Those benefits must also be equal between highly compensated executives and hourly employees – requirements that will increase medical costs for many companies.

    The findings are distinct from a Congressional Budget Office estimate that only about 7 percent of employees who currently get health coverage through their jobs would have to switch to subsidized-exchange polices in 2014.

    The group said its variance is so wide because shifting away from employer-sponsored insurance “will be economically rational” given the “law’s incentives.” The law requires employers to make insurance available to low-income or part-time employees that may not otherwise be covered.

    The research found that contrary to what many employers feared, most employees — more than 85 percent — would stay at jobs that no longer offered health benefits. But 60 percent of employees would expect higher compensation.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/07/1-in-3-employers-will-drop-health-benefits-after-obamacare-fully-kicks-in/#ixzz1OerDsoeo

    R

  59. Iirc I defended Larry Craig myself. The police had a shakedown operation.

    Bill’s heroic stature is irrelevant. If anything, it gave him a higher responsibility to live up to.

  60. 1. WE HILLARY PEOPLE should treat Weiner the way WE HILLARY PEOPLE treated Bill — ie with tolerance and defending him against the GOP and others in the lynch mob.

    2. Imo we should just quietly laugh it off (as we do Bill’s bj) and let this scandal in a tweetpot be forgotten asap
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    So which is it? Do we defend him? Or do we quietly laugh it off? What is the strategy?

  61. Turndown, just to argue with you a little bit–knowing that in the end I will lose,

    =============

    I demand a raincheck. I’m sliding down the lamppost.

    Goodnight all.

  62. I think this idea has merit. Of course it would wreak havoc with the Chicago commodities exchange. Come to think of it I like it better and better. I have no evidence that Soros is involved in this–yet. But you can be sure if there is a buck to be made bilking the American People Soros will be thick as thieves in it. Regulation would cut him off at the knees and prevent the kind of bread lines that he and his co-hors helped create in Russia when they looted previously state owned enterprises. Predatory capitalism of the kind he practices should be eliminated root and branch. Do you agree Ohanson?
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    Emergency Food Price Controls
    LaRouche demands food price speculation be crushed!

    A new LPACTV video release is coming soon. Watch LaRouchePAC.com for the new video and updates. Forward this email to your friends and family.

    With the hyperinflationary policy of the British Empire leading to an explosion in food prices, and an escalating threat of food shortages due to speculation, Lyndon LaRouche today issued a clarion call to action. “We demand emergency food price controls now!”, LaRouche said. That is the only way we are going to avoid disaster, including mass starvation, for the U.S. population, and the rest of the world.

    LaRouche put it plainly:

    “We’re in a situation, where the United States in particular, and the rest of the world, is being driven into hyperinflation in food prices, and other prices. There’s only one way to deal with this: Don’t try to resist rises in prices, crush them! You go to controls. Because there’s no reason, because of a shortage of food, to raise the price! And if somebody wants to do that, and makes an argument, ‘Well, you got to do it, because there’s a shortage. We got to make a buck, you know?’ You say, ‘No, you go to jail is where you go!’ And we need immediate price controls.”

    “This is going back to what Franklin Roosevelt did under appropriate circumstances. That was under wartime conditions, but we’re under combat conditions right now, in terms of food supply, in terms of the conditions of life out there in the field.”

    There will be other areas that should come under price controls, including energy, LaRouche added, but the place to start is food. By taking this action, we can wipe out the speculators, and provide adequate sustenance to the millions of Americans who currently are faced with choosing between eating, and paying for other necessities. If anyone says the President disagrees and won’t do it, LaRouche added, the answer is simple: Get rid of him!

    Even in the midst of the life-or-death mobilization for Glass-Steagall over the next few weeks, this demand for food price controls, and associated regulation of adequate supply, is an urgent priority. Demand emergency food price controls now!

  63. wbboei, Cass Sunstein’s philosophy is so alien to America — he thinks that the executive branch should use all means to carry out its agenda to the extent of hiding, obfuscating, brainwashing with propaganda and such because govt knows best.
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    Yup. He is a bad one.

  64. Remember Chairman Mo–Soros ex partner and Canadian bureaucat and author of the Rio Treaty and advocate for the green energy cap and trade exchange which was to be, but fell victim to junk science on which it relied. He looks like Grandpa on Hee haw, but his intentions toward the American People are maligant. He is another one of those fine lads who contend the American middle class are consuming too much world output.

  65. Barack Øbama is a massive and unnecessary speed bump on the road to America’s recovery.

  66. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56479.html

    Anthony Weiner explained self to Bill Clinton

    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 6/7/11 11:37 PM EDT

    Rep. Anthony Weiner explained himself and apologized for his conduct to Bill Clinton, who officiated his wedding to wife Huma Abedin, sources familiar with the call said.

    Weiner made the call within the past 48 hours. It took place following his emotional press conference Monday in New York City, where he admitted that he had posted a lewd photo of himself to Twitter 10 days earlier, the sources said.

    It wasn’t immediately clear what was said on the call, but sources said that the Clintons – who are deeply loyal to Abedin – are distressed by the “sexting” scandal that Weiner immersed his wife in.

    Abedin, a longtime aide to former first lady Hillary Clinton, has been seen as a surrogate member of the Clinton family for years. At her Long Island wedding to Weiner last summer, Abedin was toasted by Chelsea Clinton as being like a sister to her, according to several guests.

    Bill Clinton volunteered to perform the ceremony, which according to guests was an emotional undertaking for him.

    Abedin is currently a top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department.

  67. admin: finally we begin to see the media worm turn. Thanks for noting. I hasten to add however that the Business Nightly News clearly stated that since Bernanke offered no more mention of Fed relief, the rise of the economy was squarely the responsibility of consumers. (WNET PBS weekday evenings at 6:30. In better news, Andrew Breitbart is, at times, getting his due for his work in “exposing” Weiner; at other times, not so much as he was accused of hijacking the beginning of Weiner’s live confession slot.
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    nomobama June 8th, 2011 at 3:58 am
    This picture of Angela Merkel says it all…
    Did I say you can touch me?
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    In a similar observation, TV aired a clip of O escorting Merkel off a stage, his hand on her back all the way as if to show her the way. I took great offense at having to watch it, and would imagine that Angela’s skin was crawling. The only positive observation I could mention is that it looks like he has been practicing touching women – he appeared to be comfortable as opposed to that stiff-legged dog look we’ve seen so frequently in the past, and it would have been fine with me if his hand had been on Michelle.

    Now onto an event which had been much anticipated, but is hardly mentioned as it plays out:

    Jury to get Blagojevich Case This Week
    A Chicago jury will soon be deciding the fate of the man known more for reality shows and big hair than for being the governor of Illinois. Rod Blagojevich spent seven days on the witness stand testifying in his own defense, which was not nearly as entertaining as members of the public who showed up every day at 4am for tickets to the courtroom circus thought it would be. Many who watched the trial thought Prosecutor Reid Schar was winding up for a big knockout punch, but the former governor accused of selling Barack Obama’s Senate seat held his own, for the most part….
    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/06/07/jury-get-blagojevich-case-week?test=latestnews

  68. repost from previous thread:

    votermom- your Impeachment summary was right on with Lewinsky and the Linda Tripp saga. The only thing I would add is the reason the Impeachment didn’t stick to Bill Clinton is because the Charges, (the LIE about having Sexual Relations with Lewinsky, a personal matter) had nothing to do with breaking any US Laws or harming the country. The Impeachment clause clearly states, the Charges’ for conviction must meet the threshold of High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    The HOUSE brought the Charges but the SENATE (the deciders) agreed, the “Lie” had nothing to do with the Security of the US and could not meet the threshold of High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    However, they wouldn’t let him go scott free- they suspended his license to practice law for (I think) for 5 yrs. He subsequently reinstated his license after the five year period expired.

  69. repost from previous thread:

    Weiner may survive the scandal but his District may Not!

    New York Democrats are furious with Rep. Anthony Weiner over his fall from grace and his decision to remain in Congress, which will be a lingering embarrassment to them. But even if Mr. Weiner manages to survive a pending House Ethics Committee investigation, his district may not survive the redrawing of congressional district lines that is about to be conducted by state legislators in Albany.

    New York must lose two House seats in 2012 due to slow population growth, and one of those districts is almost certain to be in New York City. Mr. Weiner represents a sprawling district in Queens and Brooklyn that borders six other congressional districts and thus could be an easy target for elimination. Due to the Voting Rights Act, none of the existing districts with a majority of black or Hispanic voters can be realistically rubbed out. But Mr. Weiner lacks that protection and already sits in a district where he is on shaky political ground, having won with only 59% of the vote.

    more at the link:

    h… online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576371574025153898.html
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    If by some miracle Weiner does survive the redistricting. Take a hard look at this popularity poll:

    Should Rep. Anthony Weiner Resign?

    http://polldaddy.com/poll/5120701/?view=results

  70. Mrs. Smith
    June 7th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Shadowfax
    June 7th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    We should check and see if that gunshot blast to his foot has any toes left.

    The sad fact is Bill and Hillary would have fought for him to keep his District if it turns out his District is going to be absorbed by another one. Weiner gave the Republicans exactly the excuse they needed to cut him out of contention.

  71. Carville is utterly wrong when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America. Today Obama declared, “I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession.” Barack Obama does not care about the savage “Obamacare” scam he has unleashed on the nation either. The costs from this particularly cruel Obama flim flam is only now being understood.
    ________________

    Reinterpreting Carville’s words when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America. When Obama says, “I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession.”

    In other words, Obama is telling the Truth. It is HIS Truth, not ours and NOT what we expected from our President. We expected our president to lead us through the tough times using the power of the Oval Office to facilitate Americans keeping their homes. We expected new ideas transformed into jobs for people out of work. A Health Care plan that HELPS Americans, not further debilitating them.

    This is an unprecedented time, when the leader of the Free World is happier as a catalyst for our Muslim neighbors showering them with billions of Tax Payer dollars aiding them in creating a viable economy. When the old adage, “Charity begins at home” rings true ensuring your own family is safe as your primary concern before donating money to hostile neighbors.

  72. Austan Goolsbee to leave White House
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    Obviously, Goolsbee is aware of something coming down the pike that is going to be a morass of embarrassment leading to finger pointing and the distinct possibility of criminal charges. Apparently, he is fleeing the scene of the crime. Putting as much distance as he can between the WH and himself.

  73. This article from the Examiner has more detailed information than the article I posted from the Hill yesterday:
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    1st Gunrunner hearing to ‘lay the groundwork’ – witnesses identified
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011

    A list of three key witnesses in next Monday’s initial Congressional hearing on “Operation Fast and Furious” has been obtained by this column.

    Described as the “first of several” Capitol Hill hearings on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious, Monday’s session is designed to “lay the groundwork” for subsequent hearings, and the possible initiation of contempt proceedings, congressional sources have indicated to this column.

    The Hill newspaper is reporting this morning about Issa’s subpoena plans.

    Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this morning released the names of three important witnesses who will appear Monday. Here is that list:

    Witnesses

    · Professor Charles Tiefer, Commissioner, Commission on Wartime Contracting

    Professor Tiefer was chief litigator for the House of Representatives and was a courtroom advocate in numerous major cases. He served in 1996 as deputy minority counsel of the U.S. House “Bosniagate” investigating sub-committee and in 1987 as the Special Deputy Chief Counsel for the House Iran-Contra Committee. Professor Tiefer has had extensive immersion in investigative processes on diverse issues, including oversight investigations of foreign affairs and government contracting. He was appointed to his current role by Senator Harry Reid.

    · Mr. Morton Rosenberg, Former Specialist in American Public Law with the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

    Mr. Rosenberg specialized in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law and process, congressional practice and procedure, and labor law, and in the problems raised by the interface of Congress and the Executive which involve the scope of the congressional oversight and investigative prerogatives, the validity of claims of executive and common law privileges before committees,and issues raised by the presidential exercise of temporary and recess appointment power.

    .Mr. Todd Tatelman, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service’s American Law Division

    Mr. Tatelman specializes and advises Members of Congress, Committees, and Staff in the areas of Congressional Laws and Procedure (oversight and investigations), Constitutional Law, Transportation Law, and International Trade Law.

    Monday’s session is titled “Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena?” The hearing will examine the constitutional questions raised by both the Department of Justice’s refusal to comply with a Congressional subpoena, as well as the withholding of documents from such a subpoena. A note accompanying the witness list made this clear: “It is the first in a series of hearings on Operation Fast and Furious.”

    Meanwhile, Sen. Charles Grassley has put a “hold” on all Justice Department business before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is ranking minority member, because of what he considers a pattern of stonewalling in his Gunrunner/Fast and Furious inquiry.

    Capitol Hill sources told this column that Grassley will likely testify before Issa’s committee at the next hearing, which may be scheduled later next week.

    Title: Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena?

    Date/Time: 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday June 13

    Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

    Testimony will be posted online as it becomes available. The hearing will be webcast live at Oversight.House.Gov.

    Sources at ATF are waiting for the subpoenas to drop (on ATF personnel) and “then you will see them huddling together in closed-door meetings.” Current conjecture is that Issa’s committee will likely subpoena ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson, former Phoenix Special Agent in Charge William Newell and his former second-in-command, George Gillett, along with others in the ATF’s Washington, D.C. headquarters who may have had knowledge of the Fast and Furious operation.

    Issa told Fox News on Sunday that he believes someone in Washington, D.C. authorized Fast and Furious, and congressional sources have indicated that this could turn out to be “bigger than Watergate.”

    There is one significant difference that haunts sources both on Capitol Hill and within ATF: Nobody got killed as a result of Watergate. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry died in December after a gun battle in Arizona. Guns recovered at the scene were traced back to a suspect in the Fast and Furious investigation. That suspect was arrested hours after Terry’s slaying. A second federal officer, ICE agent Jaime Zapata, was killed in Mexico in February. A gun recovered at that crime scene traced back to a suspected gunrunner in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas.

    Congressional sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, suggested that Justice Department and ATF officials started stonewalling because “they all thought this would go away.”

    That belief evidently continued even after the National Rifle Association and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms both called for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down.

    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/1st-gunrunner-hearing-to-lay-the-groundwork-witnesses-identified

  74. Reinterpreting Carville’s words when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America.

    ITA. Shorter Carville: “Oh, Obama knows. He just doesn’t give a crap.”
    I will never forget Carville ripping into BeerO from the New Orleans to get his butt down to the BP Oil Spill. If anyone knows that BeerO doesn’t give a crap, it’s Carville.

  75. #
    votermom
    June 8th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Reinterpreting Carville’s words when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America.

    ITA. Shorter Carville: “Oh, Obama knows. He just doesn’t give a crap.”
    I will never forget Carville ripping into BeerO from the New Orleans to get his butt down to the BP Oil Spill. If anyone knows that BeerO doesn’t give a crap, it’s Carville.

    ___________________________

    Yes, and it’s up to Carville to get the word out. I can only hope Carville is thinking of more tv time and more appearance reconfirming what the public is thinking but has not yet admitted to themselves in spoken words; That Obama doesn’t care about us- his mission is to distribute American Tax Payer wealth to the world and the heck with restoring America’s prosperity.

  76. votermom
    June 8th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Obama looks like some deranged Franken-president thinking dubious thoughts.

  77. This announcement is about to turn that bump in the road to an unclimbable mountain- We know how corrupt the UN is because it is manipulated by George Soros and his elite Gumbas in the Scandinavian and European World. We also know how Americans feel about their right to bear arms. This is definitely an event that could precipitate Civil War in this country. It seems apparent, the reason why Obama has allocated $20M for the reassignment of displaced Palestinian Refugees to the US. Perhaps in concert with the “Fast and Furious” Gunrunning operation Holder has seen fit keeping as a secret covert operation unsanctioned by Congress.
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    U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.

    What, exactly, does the intended agreement entail?

    While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:

    1. Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.

    2. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).

    3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).

    4. Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.

    5. In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.

    pg 1 of 3

    http://blogs.forbes.com/larrybell/2011/06/07/u-n-agreement-should-have-all-gun-owners-up-in-arms/

  78. BeerO sure seems mighty forgetful and zoned out lately.

    ABC. After awarding the Medal of Freedom, Obama appeared to almost forget to give his toast. He reached down to the head table — where the first lady was seated in a sequined, cream-colored, sleeveless gown by designer Naeem Khan -– and grabbed his glass of champagne.
    “I’ve got to do the toast,” he said to laughter from the audience.

  79. “I know but that is MSNBC. Ignore them.”

    Good advise, sometimes it’s hard to resist hearing what the clowns are spewing. 🙂

  80. I am going to say something nice about San Fran Nan…..she knows how to dress! Very elegant. Meechelle could take some tips.

  81. Here are current headlines as Drudge writes them:
    Obama offers bailout $$ for Greece
    OPEC Breakdown; New Spike

    I did not bother to go to the specific links.

  82. Were there no missteps in politics prior to the Clinton/Lewinsky incident. Is there some reason that media refuses to let go of this and continues to use Bill Clinton as their “best practices” measure whenever another politician fails to meet so-called moral standards?

  83. Well, Jan, they were Republican missteps and universally ignored by the media- Think Gingrich!

  84. JanH, Bill was sitting president. The default is always to talk about the biggest dog in the room. The rest of the bad actors didn’t have his power or position.

  85. Here are a few videos Drudge should put up on his website.

    The Company Men:

    featuring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, characterizing just a few of the thousands of well paid executives fired from the jobs in order to keep stockholders happy. I just watched the full length movie and believe me it is sickening what this president has condoned happening to the labor force in this country.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8XgnQTInoQ

  86. Here are a few videos Drudge should put up on his website.

    The Company Men:

    featuring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, characterizing just a few of the thousands of well paid executives fired from the jobs in order to keep stockholders happy. I just watched the full length movie and believe me it is sickening what this president has condoned happening to the labor force in this country.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8XgnQTInoQ

    h.. w.. youtube.com/watch?v=xa5qg7cB1ZQ

  87. Were there no missteps in politics prior to the Clinton/Lewinsky incident.

    ——

    One name comes to mind…a hero of mine and also Bill’s…

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

  88. I was over on the orange Cheeto site last night, seeing how the obot boyz felt about their dude Weenie.

    Skipping around the blog, it seems that the boyz want to just ignore what happened…sounds familiar……and there are many posts about the few loyalists to Barry on the site that are now screaming that lots of posters on their site are TROLLS and they need a troll monitor.

    They just don’t get it that many of their bloggers are no longer drinking the kool-aid and are waking up and finding that they put a toad in the WhiteHouse.

  89. HUMA AND HILLARY HEAD TO AFRICA… (On Drudge)

    Huma is in the safe hands of Hillary, I can’t think of a better place for her to be.

  90. Apparently congresscritters really don’t have anything productive to do in their offices – here’s what happens when they are too scared to waste time on twitter & facebook — they waste time whining that that Sarah Palin didn’t stand in line at the parks.
    Dem asks Park Service about Sarah Palin treatment
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56460.html#ixzz1OhaKvFRl

    What’s funny is that this guy is the one who put the end of life counseling bit into Obamacare that got attacked by SP as “death panels.” So that explains why he hates her.

  91. Admin: a world class economist holds Obama directly responsible for our current economic malaise as our beleaguered economy staggers and sways between a double dip recession on the one hand, and a major depression on the other. Meanwhile Obama grins like a banshee, makes macabre sounds and plays golf.
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    By MARTIN FELDSTEIN

    The policies of the Obama administration have led to the weak condition of the American economy. Growth during the coming year will be subpar at best, leaving high or rising levels of unemployment and underemployment.

    The drop in GDP growth to just 1.8% in the first quarter of 2011, from 3.1% in the final quarter of last year, understates the extent of the decline. Two-thirds of that 1.8% went into business inventories rather than sales to consumers or other final buyers. This means that final sales growth was at an annual rate of just 0.6% and the actual quarterly increase was just 0.15%—dangerously close to no rise at all. A sustained expansion cannot be built on inventory investment. It takes final sales to induce businesses to hire and to invest.

    The picture is even gloomier if we look in more detail. Estimates of monthly GDP indicate that the only growth in the first quarter of 2011 was from February to March. After a temporary rise in March, the economy began sliding again in April, with declines in real wages, in durable-goods orders and manufacturing production, in existing home sales, and in real per-capita disposable incomes. It is not surprising that the index of leading indicators fell in April, only the second decline since it began to rise in the spring of 2009.

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    Chad Crowe
    The data for May are beginning to arrive and are even worse than April’s. They are marked by a collapse in payroll-employment gains; a higher unemployment rate; manufacturers’ reports of slower orders and production; weak chain-store sales; and a sharp drop in consumer confidence.

    How has the Obama administration contributed to this failure to achieve a robust and sustainable recovery?

    The administration’s most obvious failure was its misguided fiscal policies: the cash-for-clunkers subsidy for car buyers, the tax credit for first-time home buyers, and the $830 billion “stimulus” package. Cash-for-clunkers gave a temporary boost to motor-vehicle production but had no lasting impact on the economy. The home-buyer credit stimulated the demand for homes only temporarily.

    As for the “stimulus” package, both its size and structure were inadequate to offset the enormous decline in aggregate demand. The fall in household wealth by the end of 2008 reduced the annual level of consumer spending by more than $500 billion. The drop in home building subtracted another $200 billion from GDP. The total GDP shortfall was therefore more than $700 billion. The Obama stimulus package that started at less than $300 billion in 2009 and reached a maximum of $400 billion in 2010 wouldn’t have been big enough to fill the $700 billion annual GDP gap even if every dollar of the stimulus raised GDP by a dollar.

    In fact, each dollar of extra deficit added much less than a dollar to GDP. Experience shows that the most cost-effective form of temporary fiscal stimulus is direct government spending. The most obvious way to achieve that in 2009 was to repair and replace the military equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan that would otherwise have to be done in the future. But the Obama stimulus had nothing for the Defense Department. Instead, President Obama allowed the Democratic leadership in Congress to design a hodgepodge package of transfers to state and local governments, increased transfers to individuals, temporary tax cuts for lower-income taxpayers, etc. So we got a bigger deficit without economic growth.

    A second cause of the continued economic weakness is the president’s emphasis on increasing tax rates. Although Mr. Obama grudgingly agreed to continue the Bush tax cuts for 2011 and 2012, his budget this year repeated his call for higher tax rates on upper-income individuals and multinational corporations. With that higher-tax cloud hanging over them, it is not surprising that individuals and businesses do not make the entrepreneurial investments and business expansions that would cause a solid recovery.

    A third problem stems from the administration’s lack of an explicit plan to deal with future budget deficits and with the exploding national debt. This creates uncertainty about future tax increases and interest rates that impedes spending by households and investment by businesses. The national debt has jumped to 69% of GDP this year, from 40% in 2008. It is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to reach more than 85% by the end of the decade, and to keep rising after that. The reality is even worse since ObamaCare alone will cost more than $1 trillion in its first 10 years. The president’s boast that his health legislation would not “add a dime” to the national debt was possible only by combining that increased spending with proposed new taxes and with projected cuts in Medicare spending that will never occur.

    Finally, there is the administration’s incoherent position on the international value of the dollar. The Treasury repeats the slogan that “a strong dollar is good for America” while watching the real value of the dollar fall by 7% over the past year, and while urging the Chinese to allow the dollar to fall more quickly relative to the yuan. The lack of a consistent dollar policy adds to the uncertainty that limits business investment and hiring.

    The economy will continue to suffer until there is a coherent and favorable economic policy. That means bringing long-term deficits under control without raising marginal tax rates—by cutting government outlays and by limiting the tax expenditures that substitute for direct government spending. It means lower tax rates on businesses and individuals to spur entrepreneurship and investment. And it means reforming Social Security and Medicare to protect the living standards of future retirees while limiting the cost to future taxpayers.

    All of these things are doable. But the Obama administration has not done them and shows no inclination to do them in the future.

    Mr. Feldstein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan, is a professor at Harvard and a member of The Wall Street Journal’s board of contributors.

  92. HUMA AND HILLARY HEAD TO AFRICA… (On Drudge)

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    Hope it’s true. Maybe Anthony should have gone with them.

    Let’s see, where did Hillary hide out a while ago? Barneo? November 2010?

    Bravo for her, anyway.

  93. Were there no missteps in politics prior to the Clinton/Lewinsky incident.

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    One name comes to mind…a hero of mine and also Bill’s…

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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    If you mean JFK had an affair while POTUS, yes.

    (I’m reading posts from latest to earliest, too frazzeled this morning for anything else.)

  94. Mrs. Smith
    June 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Well, Jan, they were Republican missteps and universally ignored by the media- Think Gingrich!

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    Very good point Mrs. Smith, bravo!

  95. …all these ‘missteps’ with toasts at high profile, international events by O are more indication of his narcissism…he is so caught up in himself, his own ego, his own words…that he anticipates only applause and admiration…he has no sense of ‘the other’…he forgets about the protocol for the Queen of England and to toast Andrea Merkel…

    …yes, they are ‘likeable enought’ but not anywhere as important as he is…

    …it is always all about him…and for MO…her and her dress, hair and overdone make-up…

  96. Were there no missteps in politics prior to the Clinton/Lewinsky incident. Is there some reason that media refuses to let go of this and continues to use Bill Clinton as their “best practices” measure whenever another politician fails to meet so-called moral standards?

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    Bravo for your “so-called”. There’s a lot more to real morality than sexual stuff, especially if it’s just on computer.

    As for the question, at the time of the Impeachment, Larry Flynt of Hustler put out a special ‘magazine’ about many GOP politicians who had affairs etc.
    http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Larry+Hustler+impeachment

  97. So which is it? Do we defend him? Or do we quietly laugh it off? What is the strategy?

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    Within the choir, defend as necessary. Outside, laugh it off – or if that fails, point at Gingrich.

  98. The photo of Weiner’s flag pole is now on the internet.

    He is toast. Who knows what will come out next.

  99. Hillary never takes vacations. She does know when to work on the other side of the world, and who to take with her. Yay Hillary.

  100. The photo of Weiner’s flag pole is now on the internet.

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    Labeled ‘long form’?

  101. It’s a doo rag Shadowfax. A La ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. I read Keith’s autobiography, there is a REASON he looks like that. Good read, actually.

  102. wbb posted a YouTube of Charles Heston about his famous dead cold hands speech at the NRA. He has been made out to be a fundamentalist ultra conservative psycho by Michael, never turned down a cheeseburger,Moore, to an entire generation. I remember another man. This video speaks quite elegantly about who he was, and quite frankly, the little tidbit about the cocktail parties could be very well said today with the same elites.

  103. God, Bill looks really handsome there, got some color back..

    Funny comment I found about the pic of Bill and Keith.
    ****

    I’m not sure what Clinton traded for it, but the secret to Richards’ longevity is in the paper bag.

  104. The photo of Weiner’s flag pole is now on the internet.
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    is it at half mast?

  105. Only 24% Say They Share Obama’s Political Views
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    Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president.

  106. if they can not deliver, we may need to make some difficult decisions
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    OPEC Talks Break Down, No Deal to Lift Oil Supply
    Published: Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:39 AM ET Text Size
    By: Reuters with CNBC.com

    OPEC talks broke down in acrimony on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia failed to convince the cartel to lift production, sparking a rebound in global oil prices.

    AP

    “We were unable to reach an agreement—this is one of the worst meetings we have ever had,” said Ali al-Naimi, oil minister for Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s biggest producer.

    The failure to do a deal is a blow for consumer countries hoping the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would take action to stem fuel inflation.

    “We have noted with disappointment that OPEC members today were unable to agree on the need to make more oil available to the market,” said the International Energy Agency.

    The United States had put pressure on Saudi to deliver a credible deal to cap crude prices and underpin faltering economic growth.

  107. crazy horse
    June 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    It’s a doo rag Shadowfax. A La ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. I read Keith’s autobiography, there is a REASON he looks like that. Good read, actually.
    *******************************
    Keith Richards and Mick Jagger always looked like h*ll IMO. They are proof that money and fame can make anybody attractive to some people.

  108. Fox story above:

    …With Weiner’s professional life on the verge of collapse, both he and his wife have turned to the Clintons — for consolation, for help or just an ear that will listen. The congressman, who has embarked on an epic apology tour in the halls of Congress to try and convince colleagues he can keep his seat, reportedly called the former president to say he’s sorry after he confessed to his indiscretions at a press conference Monday afternoon. It’s not clear what transpired on the call.

    The Clintons are said to be upset by Weiner’s earthquake revelations. According to The Wall Street Journal, Abedin also sought the counsel of Hillary Clinton — who knows a thing or two about straying husbands — on Monday sometime before Weiner went public with his online dalliances and after he confessed privately to his wife.

    Weiner claimed during his press conference Monday that he and his wife still love each other, and do not plan to separate. Amid the chaos in her private life, Abedin continues to work. She is on a plane Wednesday with Clinton and other dignitaries on a trip to Africa, stopping first in the United Arab Emirates.

  109. Big battle going on in the Senate where they are voting on a move to delay the implementation of a cap on fees to swipe a debit card that the bank can charge. There have been a few dem defections who voted yes to delay it – probably with big banking donors.
    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

  110. Repubs needed 60 votes to stop implementation of the debit card fee cap and they got 54. Dems only managed 45. Not sure what happens next.

  111. wbb posted a YouTube of Charles Heston about his famous dead cold hands speech at the NRA. He has been made out to be a fundamentalist ultra conservative psycho by Michael, never turned down a cheeseburger,Moore, to an entire generation. I remember another man. This video speaks quite elegantly about who he was, and quite frankly, the little tidbit about the cocktail parties could be very well said today with the same elites.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og0QBldrKd4&NR=1&feature=fvwp
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    He was one of my heroes, and a first rate actor. I share his sentiments on the issue of gun rights.

    The mis-characterization of him which you refer to emanated from his battles with Ed Asner over the direction of the Screen Actors Guild–which Ronald Reagan once headed. I read recently that Robert Conrad was also instrumental in knocking Asner down from his high perch.

    This battle was not without precedent. A prior battle occurred during the McCarthy era, where concerns were raised about Hollywood values, in a time when Soviet agents had stolen the atom bomb secret, we were immersed in the Korean War, and a resulting state of paranoia swept the nation, fueled by big media.

    That battle pitted conservatives like John Wayne, Robert Taylor and most of the studio heads, against the leftists like Bert Lancaster (who later became head of the ACLU chapter) and blacklisted actors and writers who flirted with communism in the days of their youth. Humphrey Bogart testify on behalf of the defendants, but lost his nerve at the last minute.

    There was even a battle prior to that which erupted during the early silent movie era, which arose out of the tragic death of an actress whose bladder burst when the portly and drunken comedian Fatty Arbuckle leaned against her in the bathroom in one of those Sunset Boulevard Mansions.

    This brought out the Catholic League, Judge Landis with his Hayes Commission and a trial. Then too, Hollywood was under attack, to say nothing of Arbuckle. The great Los Angeles criminal lawyer Earl Rogers was asked to take the case, but he passed because by then he was a hopeless drunk.

  112. wbboei
    Now that was an interesting recounting of the Hollywood battles and scandal of a past era. Fatty Arbuckle leaned against her in the bathroom. Just an accident? Could happen to anybody.

  113. OPEC Talks Break Down, No Deal to Lift Oil Supply
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    This sounds like a job for superman–I mean Obama. Get off that golf course, get out that teleprompter, get on Airforce 1, and go tell them if they don’t get their act together, you will lock them in a room and do an apology telethon until they cry uncle. This is worse than waterboarding, but Holder has already opined it is permissable under the 8th Amendment.

  114. wbboei
    Now that was an interesting recounting of the Hollywood battles and scandal of a past era. Fatty Arbuckle leaned against her in the bathroom. Just an accident? Could happen to anybody.
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    No. It was no accident. He followed her in there.

  115. wbboei
    Thanks for clearing that up! Now how about Ronnie Reagan going after unions after he had been head of the Screen Actors Guild, a union?

  116. Tim Kaine calls for Weiner to step down (Fox News showed a video of Kaine saying this). Is this the beginning of the dems turning against Weiner.

  117. Admin, I will look but it was on Sheperd Smith’s show and he rarely posts all his show on his website. BRB

  118. Clinton Travels to Middle East, Africa

    VOA News June 08, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set off on a four-nation trip where she will take part in talks on Libya as well as an African economic conference.

    On Thursday, Clinton will be in the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. Participants are expected to discuss how to help rebels opposing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Last month the group agreed to set up a fund to provide the rebels with food, medicine and military supplies.

    On Friday, the secretary of state travels to Lusaka, Zambia, for a forum on the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The act was passed to improve U.S. trade with Africa. The State Department says private and government leaders from 37 countries will attend.

    Clinton’s trip concludes with visits to Tanzania on Saturday and Ethiopia on Monday.

    While in Zambia, Clinton is due to meet with Zambian President Rupiah Banda.

    In Tanzania, she is scheduled to meet with President Jakaya Kikwete and discuss U.S.-Tanzanian bilateral programs.

    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Clinton-Travels-to-Middle-East-Africa-123464554.html

  119. wbboei
    Thanks for clearing that up! Now how about Ronnie Reagan going after unions after he had been head of the Screen Actors Guild, a union?
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    When the legend and the truth conflict, print the legend. The truth is I knew the attorneys who represented Drew Lewis who was the Secretary of Transportation. They tell me that the man who caused the distruction of Patco was their chief negotiator Robert Poli. Reagans people offered him a number of offers which should have been sufficient to close the deal, but Poli was too entrenched to take any of them. And the truth was Reagan was desperate to avoid a strike, but Poli made it impossible to avoid. Any unbiased post mortem would establish that fact. When the strike became inevitable, the Republicans spun it to make it appear that Dutch, the Gipper, call him what you will, stood tall. So they printed the myth, as John Ford would have it, and it came to be a generally accepted fact.

  120. Wow, I didn’t think it was possible for my opinion of Weiner to sink any lower. What an absolute dipshit he is.

    I hope Huma decides to dump him anyway. Her kid will be better off not having such a narcissistic dad in the picture.

  121. votermom
    June 8th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Agreed. He is a “dipshit”, needs to resign and repair what’s left of the marriage. The poor woman, all this stress by this a$$hole of a man.

  122. Typical, get your wife pregnant while chasing it with every other woman he can lay a finger on.

    The man really is a scuzzball.

  123. This is submitted for those who have been following Christie, but those who do not care for him will find it ‘comforting’. Point is, Christie has been, and continues to rapidly lose his political capital. This also serves as a followup to a comment I made at Big Pink around the 6 am hour on June 7th. Comments are still being posted at the site named below, with this latest one extremely interesting if true. BTW, although I’ve received email notification of the comment below, it is not yet showing at the link.

    Governor Christie Releases Plans on the Future of NJN «

    @Raymond James – It is clear to me from this comment that you do not watch NJN news: “As a News organization they are supposed to be unbiased, and that is a claim they can never make.”

    njpatriot says:
    NJN is the ONLY unbiased news source available in NJ and certainly the only one covering issues relevant to NJ.
    The citizens did not elect a leader, they elected a bully. And that bully is handing the station over for free, along with $4 million+ to the son of one of his most visible backers. People should be outraged by that, even if they believe that some plan is needed for the transfer of NJN.
    http://njnnewspublictv.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/governorchristieannouncewnettakeovernjn/

  124. Huma preggers? Oh, my aching back!

    This Weiner scandal rivals anything soap opera writers could comeup with for tv. I don’t think having him resign and stay home is going to be the solution to his problems. He needs to find out what is causing him to behave this way. He needs intensive therapy for at least 3 yrs. By that time the baby will be walking and talking…. Paging Dr Phil?

  125. Hey,

    Does anybody know what happened at Pumapac? Both blogs have been down for some days now. We were just getting started formulating some 2012 plans and I was trying to incite some audits of BO’s 2008 Campaign finances when the lights went out.

    Anybody heard from DWP?

  126. Oh shit, she is 35 and preggo too with first child?

    That is damn sad for her, he is such a flocking jackass!!!!

    Now, Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Huma Abedin are about to make news of a different kind: they are expecting their first child.

    Ms. Abedin, 35, is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.

    The pregnancy, which the couple has disclosed to close friends and family, adds a new dimension to questions about the future of their marriage.

  127. Lu4PUMA
    June 8th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Hey,

    Does anybody know what happened at Pumapac? Both blogs have been down for some days now. We were just getting started formulating some 2012 plans and I was trying to incite some audits of BO’s 2008 Campaign finances when the lights went out.

    Anybody heard from DWP?
    ———-

    I have no clue what happened.
    Best to email Murphy.

  128. Mrs. Smith
    June 8th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    From the desk of Donald Trump
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    That Donald, he is even more over the top than I am at calling weewinkie a perv. Donald calls him a psycho. 😉

    Go Donald, go!

  129. I want the civil unrest. Bring it. We have been at a stalemate for way too many years with the fat cats getting fatter while everybody else gets screwed. We need a passionate champion of workers and the poor.

  130. The dam is breaking on Rep. Anthony Weiner as he battles to save his career from a sex scandal made for the Internet age.

    Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who holds a candidate-recruitment post at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called for the New York Democrat to give up his seat on Wednesday after a picture of a man’s genitals — purportedly a Weiner self-portrait — began circulating on the Internet.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56535.html

  131. Several prominent Democratic officials, including two former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee, have called on him to resign from the House.

    (this goes with the above I posted)

  132. Healthcare overhaul fight in pivotal Atlanta court

    Updated: June 08, 2011 – 12:58 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) – The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta.

    A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a Florida judge’s ruling that struck down the law. The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing.

    Some 26 states opposing the law and an alliance of small businesses argue that Congress didn’t have the power to require virtually all Americans to maintain health insurance. The Justice Department says the legislative branch exercised its “quintessential” right.

    A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati heard arguments last week about whether the law’s mandate to buy health insurance went beyond congressional authority, and a federal appeals court based in Richmond, Va. heard oral arguments May 10 in another legal challenge to the law.

    Lawyers on both sides have said the cases ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the appeal court panel’s decision in Atlanta is being closely watched and could help shape the debate.

    There’s considerable legal firepower on both sides of the argument. Former U.S. Solicitor Paul Clement represents the challenging states and current U.S. Solicitor Neal Katyal will speak for the government.

    It unfolded in what’s considered one of the nation’s most conservative appeals courts. But the randomly selected panel includes two appointees of Democratic President Bill Clinton, and observers say it’s hard to predict how they’ll decide. The Clinton appointees are circuit Judges Frank Hull and Stanley Marcus, while Chief Judge Joel Dubina was tapped by President George H.W. Bush.

    Two similar lawsuits are pending in Virginia. Three federal judges, all Democratic appointees, have upheld the law. Two federal judges, both Republican appointees, have invalidated it.

    At issue Wednesday is a ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, a Republican-appointed judge in Florida. It not only struck down a requirement that nearly all Americans carry health insurance, but it threw out other provisions ranging from Medicare discounts for some seniors to a change that allows adult children up to age 26 to remain on their parents’ coverage.

    A crush of people gathered outside the 11th Circuit nearly three hours before the arguments were held to guarantee a spot, and the court opened an adjoining courtroom for the spillover crowd. The courtroom was packed with high-profile attorneys and politicians, including Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, who sat in the front row.

    The court also decided to temporarily suspend some of its own rules to sell $26 audiotapes of the arguments to those who want recordings of the court sessions.

    Outside the federal courthouse in Atlanta, about 75 people gathered on the sidewalk carrying signs ranging from “Hands off my health care” to “No taxpayer funded abortion” and “Throw the socialist out of the White House.” No chanting was permitted. One woman who repeated “No more Tea Party” was escorted away by a courthouse security officer.

  133. WOW
    *****

    The Anti-Defamation League is balking at Yale’s decision to eliminate its course of study on anti-semitism.

    A faculty review committee said the 5-year-old Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism did not meet its standards on research and teaching, the New Haven Register reports,

    The national director of the ADL said that, whatever the problems were, Yale should have tried to fix them, rather than shut down the program.

    “Especially at a time when anti-Semitism continues to be virulent and anti-Israel parties treat any effort to address issues relating to anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism as illegitimate, Yale’s decision is particularly unfortunate and dismaying,” Abrahma Foxman said in a statement.

    Political Science professor Donald Green told the Register that all programs are reviewed after five years on how well they promote interdisciplinary research and instruction at Yale.

    “Little scholarly work appeared in top-tier journals in behavioral science, comparative politics, or history. Courses created in this area did not attract large number of students’, Green said.

  134. In theory, I would say let Anthony Weiner’s constituents decide if he stays or goes. But with all the media coverage and the Dems so willing to throw him under the bus, I don’t see how he can survive politically.

  135. Have you noticed Black youth all over the Nation are breaking out in riots? Maybe the unemployment has something to do with it, maybe all these out of control kids without any fathers? Maybe the arrogance in the WH, strolling on stage to 99 reasons but a BITCH an’t one of them?

    Ya, his mere presence was sooo transitional….BARF
    *********************
    Random attacks cause concern in Chicago
    Mob attacks create a sensitive issue for city officials eager to boost tourism and

  136. FOX is doing its best to marginalize Hillary and make Bill and Hill a kin to DIPSTICK WEINER.That pervert should give up and get a low level job in a cat house.

  137. #
    Shadowfax
    June 8th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Several prominent Democratic officials, including two former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee, have called on him to resign from the House.
    _______________________

    If the reports are true- which I believe they are- She doesn’t need to deal with his problems. Her priorities lie with herself and her baby.
    Sayonara to Tony baloney- Come back when you figure it all out…

    He’s forty freekin six years old, close to 50 and a habitual offender.

  138. Where’s Confloyd?

    She has seen this type of psychopathy in the prison where she once worked. She would know if these repeat offenders can be cured.

  139. He’s forty freekin six years old, close to 50 and a habitual offender.
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    I would like Huma to dump the turd, but I understand how difficult when you just got married and are preggo…I feel so badly for her.

    Hillary and Bill can find her a real man not a perv.

  140. This is reason that 67% of republicans,independents and democrats won’t vote for Palin. seriouslsy guys, how can you follow her if she’s so unprepared and always justifying her ignorance.She was asked :’what do you take from this tour ? (something like that) and now she says that she was asked a “gotcha” question,as the one “what books do you read”? I opened my eyes withe her 2 years ago, I don’t want her taking decisions on National security or anything else, I think Michel Bachman is more qualified than she is; obviously there’s none like HILLARY!

  141. the video is about the Paul Revere sad and painful explanation she did, that nobody asked her. Why no one is talking of this here? I wish this site was always like this.

  142. I think weenie won’t stop, he may just get better at hiding it.
    _____________________

    From what I’ve read, they just substitute one bad habit for another.(fill in the blank) habit. So, things could actually get worse. Huma should do herself a favor, and Move-On. Have him agree to child support NOW- before he smells his (own blood) in the water. If by some miracle, things work themselves out, she can always change her agreement with him.

  143. Vcal-

    The Paul Revere flub was flogged to death here several days ago- look back a few days and you’ll find the Paul Revere gymnastics from stem to stern.

  144. And the Sarah Palin ‘what do you read’ setup question was argued to death a long time back. All you have to do is watch her press her lips together in disgust when Katie asks her the question to know that she was about to lose her temper at the obvious setup question. If you disagree with her politics, discuss that and stop the ‘Sarah Palin is so stupid’ nonsense.

  145. Hillary is showing how kind and compassionet she is toward people that need help or a good friend at a time like this being experienced by her aide and adviser who is traveling with her while sicko husband “Dipstick Tony” gets ready for the axe from
    his fellow “Gravey Trainers”.We need to clean house and we must start with BO and MO.

  146. Jack Welch is on Piers Morgan and he just said the Wall Street crowd is having buyer’s remorse over the selection of Barack Obama. I wonder if he realizes what he just said.

  147. [Palin] was asked :’what do you take from this tour ? (something like that)

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    Do you have a cite for that? That would explain her answer: telling what NEW information she had got from the tour, rather than repeating the part that everyone already knows.

  148. ABM90- Hillary has been there and done that- she knows the hurt and is good comfort to Huma, I’m sure. But,like I said before, Tony is no Bill Clinton.
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    The Ulsterman Report: Is Obama’s Watergate Moment Coming?

    More on admin’s topic: The Nixon of the 21st Century-

    Nary a word has come from within President Barack Obama’s West Wing in response to a recent barrage of strongly worded attacks by Congressman Darrell Issa – Chair of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Of late, Issa has given indications of a significant cover-up initiated by figures within the Obama administration, namely the Department of Justice – a cover-up that may in fact ultimately lead to President Obama himself. It is telling to note that no formal official response to Issa’s most recent accusations have been issued by the Obama WhiteHouse . According to D.C. insiders, such silence is often an indicator an issue is being viewed as “the most serious kind of political threat – the kind that ultimately cripples administrations, and as is so often the case, it is not the alleged crime, but the cover-up.”

    What is certain for now is the overt confidence coming from Congressman Darrell Issa. For weeks prior, Congressman Issa expressed growing frustration at the Obama administration’s refusal to comply with repeated requests to release information pertaining to the Gunrunner program.

    This frustration has now been replaced by a resolute determination to fully utilize the authority of Congress inherent in a Congressional hearing to bring the matter to full public disclosure via Issa’s subpoena authority as Chair of the House Government Oversight Committee. And with the issuance of those subpoenas, and the resulting scheduling of Congressional hearings on Obstruction of Justice charges against Obama’s DOJ, the battle lines have clearly been drawn. Congressman Darrell Issa is now in a full on confrontation with Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.

    “This is not a discovery process of what happened. We know what happened. We know that this Administration at the highest levels approved a process that allowed thousands of high powered weapons, basically AK-47s and M-16 look alikes, to go to the worst of the worst on both sides of the borders.”

    “This was an operation approved in Washington.” -Congressman Darrell Issa

    Monday’s Issa-initiated Congressional hearing is to be the first of several such hearings. The process of discovery will likely take subsequent weeks and months. Watergate ultimately took over two years to reach its definitive conclusion – the resignation of a sitting President of the United States.

    http://socyberty.com/history/the-ulsterman-report-is-obamas-watergate-moment-coming/

  149. BigCatLover
    June 8th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Jack Welch is on Piers Morgan and he just said the Wall Street crowd is having buyer’s remorse over the selection of Barack Obama. I wonder if he realizes what he just said.
    ———–
    Is he that guy that spoke out in with traders on a video when Barry first stole the Oval?

    They got what they paid for…something new and lame.

  150. Actually, I think Palin was asked “What newspapers or magazines do you read?” That question would leave me speechless for a moment as well. I consider myself well read in that I read one to two books a week and keep track of “news” and newspapers on the internet. And magazines? What did Couric think she was going to say? ‘People Magazine’?

    The left is continuing to make fools of themselves over the SP is so dumb routine. Looking desperate, mean spirited and misinformed.

  151. Jack Welsh: His net worth is $720M after resigning as CEO from GE.

    Shortly after BO was elected, Jack Welsh gave Obama nothing but praise because of the stock market. Obama’s focus has changed to importing terrorists and supplying them with AK47’s then having the UN create Gun Treaty’s requiring Americans turning in their guns. And subjecting applicants to so much red tape for a license, a gun license application will take forever to be approved.

    Jack Welch was born in Salem, Massachusetts to John, a Boston & Maine Railroad conductor, and Grace, a homemaker.

    Welch attended Salem High School and later the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. While at UMass he was a member of the Alpha chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

    Welch went on to receive his M.S. and Ph.D at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1960.

    Welch joined General Electric in 1960. He worked as a junior chemical engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at a salary of $10,500 annually. While at GE, he blew off the roof of the factory, and was almost fired for doing so.[3] Welch was displeased with the $1,000 raise he was offered after his first year, as well as the strict bureaucracy within GE. He planned to leave the company to work with International Minerals & Chemicals in Skokie, Illinois.

    Reuben Gutoff, a young executive two levels higher than Welch, decided that the man was too valuable a resource for the company to lose. He took Welch and his first wife Carolyn out to dinner at the Yellow Aster in Pittsfield, and spent four hours trying to convince Welch to stay. Gutoff vowed to work to change the bureaucracy to create a small-company environment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Welch

  152. Thanks Mrs S-
    I looked up Welch’s photo and he isn’t the dark haired guy I thought he might be.

  153. The pic of Bill and Keith is great. Bill is close with Mick, Keith and Ron Wood of the Stones….I am hoping for another world tour in 2012 to celebrate their 50th year, but things are currently not looking promising.

  154. Vcal
    June 8th, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    =================================

    I think Sarah Palin is completely capable of the role of President of the US. I wish I were as stupid as she is said to be, then I too might also be a millionaire. You have fallen for the media meme, and not surprisingly since it’s be their agenda to silence, demean, and devalue her ever since 2008. I hate what they have done to her, and I will stand by her because I sense she is genuine, caring, honest, and a host of other pluses to which most other politician only pay lip service. She may not be Ivy League, but she’s got that common sense that most of the so-called brilliants lack.

  155. On the Gunnrunner cover-up–I read that Issa is trying to get information from the State Department but has not received anything he has requested. Evidently the State Department is refusing to supply information.

    If this scandal turns out to be a Watergate for Obama, will Hillary be in legal trouble for not supplying what Issa requested? Can the State Department be ordered to not release any documents/information by the White House–which would mean Hillary was just following orders she was given by the President and he actually would be the one in legal trouble for doing that.?

  156. I don’t believe that any government official who knows something illegal is happening can claim that he or she was doing what they were told as a defense of their actions. If they know about any illegality, then they need to spill the beans.

  157. Nomobama, I realize that if Hillary knows something illegal went on she has to report it or she will be in trouble..

    I guess my question really is: would she be in a position to actually know about this operation since it didn’t directly involve the state department?

    I have this awful feeling that if this story explodes (which by all indications it’s going to) Hillary is going to be dragged into it. If she is, I really hope that she was not in the loop about it…

  158. Actually, I think Palin was asked “What newspapers or magazines do you read?” That question would leave me speechless for a moment as well.

    ===============

    Iirc there was some sort of implilclation of “youall up in Alaska”. Like most publications weren’t even known up there! So Palin got mad and snubbed her, which turned out to be a mistake.

  159. AmericanGal
    June 8th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    ===========================

    Let’s just hope that Øbama, in his continual attempts at minimizing Hillary’s SOS position and any influence she has from it, plus his repeated backstabbing of her, bypassed her with any information with regards to this “gunrunner” situation.

  160. Unbelievable- we just had a rolling thunder and lighting storm roll through here. Power on -power off 3 X. The Jack Welsh story- I think my post took the brunt of the storm. I pressed sent in between outages..

  161. Vcal,

    Here’s a summary of some facts of Paul Revere’s ride which Longfellow didn’t bother to put in his poem.

    Revere and his fellow couriers woke up militia leaders who immediately sounded village alarms, ie church bells and gunshots. Soon Revere was captured but he frightened the British patrol by telling them he had alerted [‘alarmed’] the countryside, so they had better not attack.

    [Awakened by another courier, Commander Trull] rose from his bed, and took up his musket. Still in his nightdress, he fired three times from his bedroom window.
    [….]
    [Revere] rode directly to the house of Captain Isaac Hall, commander of Medford’s minutemen, who instantly triggered the town’s alarm system. A townsman remembered that ‘repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air.’…. Along the North Shore of Massachusetts, church bells began to toll and the heavy beat of drums could be heard for many miles in the night air. Some towns responded to these warnings before a courier reached them. NOrth Reading was awakened by alarm guns before sunrise. […. In Carlisle people ] were wakened by the cannon and musket fire relay signal system [….]”
    s.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=ZAvQfZFbLp4C&pg=SL20-PA40&dq=Paul+Revere+bells+and+gunshots&hl=en&ei=Lo_pTaSFAdSftgfXyPzBAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Paul%20Revere%20bells%20and%20gunshots&f=false
    “Paul Revere’s Ride” by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press 1994)

    [When captured by a British patrol, Revere told them the British troops] had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. [….] We rode till we got near Lexington Meeting-house, when the [American] Militia fired a Voley of Guns, which appeared to alarm [the British patrol] very much.
    http://www.masshist.org/database/img-viewer.php?item_id=99&img_step=1&tpc=&pid=&mode=transcript&tpc=&pid=#page1

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1343353&srvc=rss
    Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired.
    [….]
    Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors [….]

    As to what the British were coming for (in addition to wanting to arrest some of the rebel leaders). One issue at the time really was gun control.

    {An Order in Council prohibited the export of arms and ammunition to America and ordered Imperial officials to stop “the importation thereof into any part of North America,” and to secure the munitions that were already in the colonies.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=ZAvQfZFbLp4C&pg=SL20-PA40&dq=Paul+Revere+bells+and+gunshots&hl=en&ei=Lo_pTaSFAdSftgfXyPzBAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Paul%20Revere%20bells%20and%20gunshots&f=false

    The Americans had been raiding British munitions for a while, and the British trying to get the items back.

  162. If the idiot is stupid enough to through Hillary under the bus over this gunrunner situation, then he deserves all the acid rain the Clintons pour down on him.

    I am absolutely sure that the Clintons have a nice file of evidence of criminal acts against this twit. He falsely accuses Hillary of being involved at his own peril.

  163. JanH
    June 8th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    You know Obama is going to be looking for a scapegoat for his problem. Will Jarret be the pawn sacrificed next?

  164. Admin: what a brilliant title, what irony, what economy of words . . .

    “The Bump In The Road–With Riots”

    It reminds me of the old saw: other than that Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

  165. AmericanGal

    IMO
    I wouldn’t worry about Hillary being brought down by this. Let’s get the details of the case as it comes down first, we sure have enough to worry about as it is.

  166. #
    nomobama
    June 9th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    More like will Jarrett sacrifice him since she is the brains behind BØZ.
    ___________________

    In theory, if BO goes, so would JB? Or no?

  167. #
    JanH
    June 9th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Mrs. Smith,

    If we are lucky, maybe they can go down together.
    ___________________

    She really does spread herself around. She has so many incomes (I didn’t think that was legal) from assorted sources. She is involved with Habitat- a real estate firm for renting apts. Carter is Habitat for Humanity, there must be a link there.

  168. Shadowfax
    June 9th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Strange as it seems, I think Ulsterman has it right. It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup that becomes the trap. Before all the facts are disclosed, it’s the smear that condemns the media’s target. Just like trying to prove a negative is false evidence. A tough road proving innocence.

  169. Jack Welch is on Piers Morgan and he just said the Wall Street crowd is having buyer’s remorse over the selection of Barack Obama. I wonder if he realizes what he just said.
    ———————————
    Obama we hardly knew ye . . . He is not their puppet. He belongs to Soros and to Alinsky. See if any of this sounds familiar. We will see it in spades in the 2012 election, and the riots alluded to by Carville will surely come to pass:

    “Obama clearly shares the Cloward Piven goal of redistributive change–which is synonomous with the Soros stated goal of economically disenfrancising the middle class, who consume too much of the world’s output, according to him and his partner Chairman Moe.

    as we saw in 2008 . . .

    “Cadres of aggressive organizers would have to come from militant low income (taxpayer financed) organizations like ACORN. The Industrial Areas Foundation was Obama’s boot camp for community organizing”

    Two Columbia Professors–Richard Cloward and Francis Piven describe this strategy as one of orchestrated racial conflict and social chaos. “A welfare crisis would of course produce a dramatic local political crisis, disrupting and exposing rifts among urban groups . . .whites–both working class and many in the middle class . . . would be aroused against the ghetto underclass . . . group conflict would become acute and strains on local budgets would intensify.”

    The strategy is to bankrupt government–that is why Obama refuses to cut spending–he wants that sort of crisis.

    This strategy is favored by many in the well heeled elites in this country. When it was first laid out in the Nation Magazine (which is now owned by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_vanden_Heuvel), it sold an unprecedented thirty thousand copies.

    Many were eager to put this strategy into effect. The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock (like Tom Wolfe’s satire Mau Mauing the Flackcatchers), and bring the system crashing down.

    Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown–providing the perfect conditions for fostering radical change. What is fostered instead was a culture of family disintegration, illegitimacy, a failing school system and dependency in the inner city.

    There is no need to speculate on what Obama means by the vague words hope and change. If you study his history, his associations, and how he ran his campaign through ACORN and played the race card in defense of his statist policies, the evidence is clear cogent and convincing..

    When Rudi Guilani became mayor of New York City, he set out to reform the welfare system. The New York Times, who was wholly sympathetic to this strategy of creative destruction, accused him of blaming the welfare crisis on two Columbia Professors whose audacious role in creating the kind of hope and change Obama preaches is now forgotten.

    Cloward and Piven–and now Messiah Obama, use the poor as pawns to drive society to its knees. They set out to pit class against class and race against race. Their goal was to bankrupt government and to tip society into chaos. If you are having difficulty seeing much liberal compassion in that scheme then you are not alone.

    This is why Obama has added 3 trillion to our existing debt and it iw why he refuses to take the initiative in cutting spending. He wants to create inextinguishable debt to bring about a set of conditions where he and Soros can restructure society, using these very methods.

    In short Obama is a left wing radical as well as a sociopath. Perhaps Wall Street if finally beginning to see that. They are like the German high command during world war II. They were all in favor of Hitler when the war was going well, but when the tide turned they began plotting against him.

  170. You know Obama is going to be looking for a scapegoat for his problem. Will Jarret be the pawn sacrificed next?
    ——————————–
    When you pull the sea cock on a fishing vessel, what you get in return is the sudden and unanticipated incursion of seawater, which causes the vessel to sink. And if the captain alone has a life jacket (supplied by an adoring and worshipful big media) then there is but one survivor. In that case Jarret would be swimming with the sharks, but they would not eat her for one reason alone: professional courtesy. If Chuck Todd was dogpaddling along behind the captain would I throw him a life ring? Does a cat bark?

  171. If the idiot is stupid enough to through Hillary under the bus over this gunrunner situation, then he deserves all the acid rain the Clintons pour down on him.
    ————————-
    He cannot do that publicly. What he will do is leak a false account to the New York Times, or some equally non partisan objective patriotic big media organization which is unalterably committed to truth, and all that is fit to print. Some organization which would never tell a small lie when a big lie would do.

  172. Only in Obamaville:
    An aggravated murder case against an illegal immigrant in Ohio has been dropped because a judge ruled that a Spanish interpreter botched reading the man his rights during a police interview
    [caption under picture: Antonio Martinez-Nunez, seen here, was charged with nine counts, including aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of Armondo Casillas Castanedo, whose body was found in a parked car in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg in August 2009. (Reynoldsburg Police Department)]
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/08/ohio-prosecutor-drops-murder-case-against-illegal-immigrant/

  173. So what is a ‘pervert’ exactly? Someone who gets young girls to spend time in a way that couldn’t possibly get them pregnant (Bill and Anthony) or couldn’t possibly give them STD either (Anthony).

  174. Tarply is of this mind:

    video:

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/183434.html

    ‘Libya war could bring Obama down’

    The following is the transcript of Press TV’s interview with Webster Tarpley Webster Tarpley regarding the issue.

    PressTV: Why is NATO going a lot further than the UN has allowed to. What do you think the final outcome or results that NATO has in mind?

    Tarpley: well we are seeing a drama of Imperialist desperation.

    The goal of all this all along has been to smash Libya into various parts to drive Gaddafi out of power and to seize control of the oil to re-impose the yoke of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, in a still more severe form than we have ever had it. And I think right now desperation is growing especially in London and Paris, that old Suez 1956 combination unreconstructed Imperialist.

    They are desperate now because what they met with so far is not working. They tried high level bombing, combined with this rebel rabble underground with a lot of al-Qaeda fighters included in it and that’s not working. So their basic cards to play are still two. One is now the helicopters that the British and French ships sent with their boasting that the helicopters cannot maneuver very close to the ground well.

    Anyone who saw the movie black hawk down knows the vulnerability of these helicopters to rocket propelled grenades and in particular to this ..kind of surface to air missile that the Russians undoubtedly have sold to Gaddafi. So as these helicopters come into play, it’s likely that loses may increase and that will cause a crisis in that coalition. The other side of it is that they back ground invasion, but ground invasion will probably bring down the British government which is a coalition and it would guarantee that Sarkozy would never get a second term in office, and the Italian government and couple of others will probably fall too.

    Let me also mention that here in the United States, you are getting Republicans, people who have been warmongers for decades who are now seizing on the Libyan war as a means of attacking Obama, especially when we do have the war power act which would have required Obama to get congressional approval for what he is doing within 60 days meaning by about May 20th. At May 20th the second clock starts ticking which gives him 30 days to pull out. If Obama does not pull out of the attack on Libya by about the 20th of June, he could be brought down by the Republicans in the House, who might use that as a vehicle to express their resentment so they build up some other issues.

    PressTV: the use of illegal weapons also makes matters worse. Don’t you think so?

    Tarpley: I think the record of NATO is one of the Nuremburg crimes frankly. I think that Nuremburg precedents do apply and people in the NATO command should realize that those Nuremburg precedents are still there. Whatever, somebody like Ocampo at the International Criminal Court may say there is some idea of justice. So yes, we have undoubtedly depleted uranium being used, cluster bombs being used and all the rest and that’s what they call democracy these days.

  175. I posted an article in 2008 on the Cloward-Priven strategy as a vital adjunct to the Saul Alinsky dynamic. This strategy combines minority groups who in huge blocks of recognized minorities target the social systems of one or more states all at the same time. Swamping and overwhelming the state systems in place for local residents needing assistance overwhelmed by demands from unprecedented immigration blocks for housing, social aide and jobs. Which in effect disintegrates the state’s existing system into total chaos.

    With the open immigration policy put in place by Obama’s X-Order last week, Obama is allowing millions of displaced Pakistanis to enter the US under little scrutiny from the Immigration Dept. This ‘Open’ Immigration policy of displaced refugees is creating an issue of National Security to the states and the country at large.

    If you need more information on how dangerous this dynamic is to us and the country as a manufactured crisis, you can read more at:

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/obama-and-the-strategy-of-manufactured-crisis/

  176. Some of you may be interested to read the strategy put in place by Democrat operatives of owning the Secretary of State’s position in battleground states for the coming 2012 elections. Of course, George Soros is at the hub of this stealth wheel rolling on and over us to ensure Obama’s re-election, if Obama goes unopposed in the Primary or is not removed from the presidency before the nomination deadline.

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7487

  177. Republicans, people who have been warmongers for decades who are now seizing on the Libyan war as a means of attacking Obama

    ===============

    Probably the same Republicans who seized on Kosovo as a means of attacking Bill Clinton. (Bill and Hillary were for the Libyan thing too, though iirc if it had been done when they threw rocks at Obama, it might have been won by now.)

  178. This sounds like a job for superman–I mean Obama. Get off that golf course, get out that teleprompter, get on Airforce 1, and go tell them if they don’t get their act together, you will lock them in a room and do an apology telethon until they cry uncle. This is worse than waterboarding, but Holder has already opined it is permissable under the 8th Amendment.

    wbb, thanks for making me LOL!

    vcal – just an fyi – Couric taped 9 hours of interview with Sarah Palin and then released only the so-called flubs. I was so excited when Couric got the anchor desk because it was a trailbreaking and this was so disappointing to me that she could be so unfair to another trailblazing woman. If women follow Couric lead’s we will never get anywhere.
    As to Paul Revere, it’s all over the net that historians grudgingly agree that Palin got the history right.

  179. From the challenger of Indiana Senator Richard Lugar’s position:
    P.S. Two years ago today, the auto bailout was passed into law. We now know it cost us $14 billion. Unlike Dick Lugar, I fought the bailout.
    Richard Mourdock
    Indiana State Treasurer and Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

  180. turndownobama
    June 9th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    young girls = young women

    Sorry, bad mis-speak there.

  181. As to Paul Revere, it’s all over the net that historians grudgingly agree that Palin got the history right.

    ===========

    Good. I only saw two stories yesterday or day before (I quoted one in my long post above) but I was out most of Wednesday.

  182. The man doesn’t have the golden touch, instead he has the crap-touch, everything he associates with, or touches ends up negative or goes to crap.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/figures-a-week-after-ohio-restaurant-was-mentioned-by-obama-it-goes-out-of-business/

    “Days after being mentioned by President Obama when he visited Toledo, New Chet’s Restaurant on East Manhattan Boulevard will close Sunday. The owner said he blames the economy and the smoking ban. – The Blade/Lori King

    It figures. A week after Obama mentioned an Ohio restautant in one of his “success stories”, it goes out of business.”

  183. A week after Obama mentioned an Ohio restautant in one of his “success stories”, it goes out of business.”
    That’s sad. 🙁

  184. Oh Lord.
    There are some blogs who now have more transcripts of Weinerman’s sexual antics, and they are reporting that there is perhaps another major shoe to drop, in that some these girls were underaged.
    While this is not exposed or proven yet, I would tend to believe it, Weinerman himself stated he didn’t know all the women he did this nonsense with, its very possible, some of them might have been underaged.
    The man is pure scum, absolute utter scum. And the fact that Pelosi of Debbie WS won’t ask for his resignation is even more frightening at what the democrat party considers tolerable and acceptable.

  185. Problem is that is not a defence in law “that he didnt know” they were underage. You dont talk with people online unless you can confirm they are minors.

    Also i hereby refer to Obama as “The Reverse Midas” everything he touches turns to shit.

  186. Republicans, people who have been warmongers for decades who are now seizing on the Libyan war as a means of attacking Obama
    ———————————-
    They did not start any of these wars. They tend to be isolationist. But when we enter a war they want to win it and get out. And they do not believe in policing actions. The glaring exception to this was Bush, but I never believed he was a Republican. He is more like Obama in that sense. They are alike in the sense that they are both elitists and have no regard for the American People. They are different in the sense that Bush loves America as an idea whereas Obama hates everything about it. At heart, he is a ghetto rat.

  187. I have not commented on Weiner scandal but I think he is being hounded. Considering that his wife is pregnant, I think people should step back and let them sort it out. Maybe he lied and thought it would go away because she was pregnant and didn’t want this. While what he did shows poor judgment, sex and flirtatious behavior is part of human life. So what if he sent his body parts to some women who may have also be flirting with him (or so he thought because there were so many fangirls). Apparently he had many progressive women swooning over him and if you read Weiss (Las Vegas blackjack dealer), she does not hold back. Don’t twist my words to say I am blaming the women but it seems like it was consensual.

    See this Althouse post:

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-fangirling-him-for-years-and.html

    Other progressive feminist comments:

    I’ve watched this clip about a thousand times today. I absolutely adore him….

    I just saw this piece on CNN. Maude bless him. THIS is what we need more of….

    I adore this. I may have to watch it later with headphones after the kids are in bed, so that I can REALLY turn it up. “The gentleman is correct in sitting” may quickly become part of my lexicon, right alongside “here we have pie.”

    I gotta say, I totally dig this guy. I love that he rants and tells it how it is in these moments. I love his passion.

    Someone clone his backbone NOW and send it in pretty packages to the rest of the do-nothing Dems in office. He is made of 50% win and 50% badass.

    Clone his backbone? Clone his frontbone!

    Probably they can hear my loud, excited SQUEEEEEEE all the way to Washington….

    Swoon! I love this guy!…

    *giggle* Hate to say it, but I can already hear all the “Clinton/Weiner” jokes now….

    Well, now, there’s a progressive feminist with great hearing. She could hear all the way into next June.

    Whenever Anthony Weiner is on Rachel Maddow, I get this big, goofy smile on my face.

    You think Huma is suffering, but have some sympathy for all the progressive feminist fangirls who’d thought they’d found true love this time.

  188. I think most of us are willing to stop talking about Weenie as soon as he resigns.
    That he thinks he can just say “sorry” but keep his job as congressman is frankly repulsive to me. Maybe if the economy was fine and we were all hunky-dory and didn’t have a bunch of problems that congress was supposed to be fixing, I’d be more forgiving. But as a citizen I am frankly cranky and on my last nerve with all of these elected politcians, regardless of their party, gender, or voting record.

  189. The thing about Weiner is the blatant lie, if he is willing to lie to his own wife and people around him for his own gain, then how can you possibly trust him on anything he does.

    He has no option, had he come clean in the first place then it would have possibly blown over but now the drip drip of stuff is gonna be death by a thousand cuts.

  190. Is an Attack on Iran in the Works?

    By Larry Johnson on June 8, 2011 at 9:09 PM in Current Affairs

    MIght strike you as a crazy idea, but the background noise on this issue is growing. In the past week we have seen two pieces warning an Israeli attack on Iran may be imminent. Asia Times had this piece:

    In contrast to, say, a year ago, few analysts now dare to consider a military strike on Iran in the near future as a serious possibility. On the contrary, most are dismissive of the idea, especially in as much as Israel is concerned. “One of the great bluffs in the foreign policy community in the previous decade was that Israel would have no choice but to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities unless Washington stepped up and took military action first,” writes Trita Parsi in Foreign Policy, offering a lucid analysis to explain why such an option is not feasible. [1]

    Yet, despite all the good arguments, the Iranian front is becoming more complicated every week and month. Israel is by far not the only foreign threat to the ayatollahs, and its silence and apparent weaknesses can be misleading, as the past 44 years (since the 1967 war) have taught. It is seldom safe to call what may appear to be an Israeli bluff.

    The advice of a prominent military historian stands out in this respect. Two years ago, during a period of heightened Israeli rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, I asked him privately for his opinion. He responded: “What seems to be different this time is all the [Israeli] public arm-waving in advance of any action. Usually they act first, as they did recently [in 2007 against an alleged nuclear reactor] in Syria, and say very little afterward. This inclines me to believe that there is more rhetoric than reality here.”

    But this is not an isolated piece. A blog was out this week as well with a dire warning:

    A recent article in Ha’aretz by Amir Oren warned that “between the end of June and Gates’ retirement, and the end of September and Mullen’s retirement, the danger that Netanyahu and [Ehud] Barak will aim at a surprise in Iran is especially great, especially since this would divert attention from the Palestinian issue.” This warning of an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities at Natanz and other locations has been buttressed by senior U.S. military and intelligence sources, who have warned, in the past 24 hours, that U.S. military forces have been conducting big contingency planning drills over the past several weeks, for a U.S. intervention, following Israeli strikes on targets in Iran. These sources say that a target date for such a joint Israel-U.S. attack on Iran would be July and August of this year.

    A number of other recent developments further fill out this picture of a potential Armageddon provocation by Netanyahu, Barak and Obama.

    First, on June 3, Britain’s Guardian reported on an interview with recently retired Mossad head Meir Dagan, who attacked Netanyahu and Barak as “irresponsible and reckless.” Ha’aretz columnist Avi Shavit explained: “Dagan is extremely concerned about September 2011. He is not afraid that tens of thousands of demonstrators may overrun the settlements. He is afraid that Israel’s subsequent isolation will push its leaders to the wall and cause them to take reckless action against Iran.” Dagan told reporters that when he was head of Mossad, he and Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin and Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi could collectively veto any reckless behavior by Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak, but they have all been replaced by weaker figures who would not buck attack orders from the Prime Minister. “I decided to speak because when I was in office, Diskin, Ashkenazi and I could block any dangerous adventure. Now I am afraid that there is no one to stop Bibi and Barak.”

    Second, the Obama White House launched a panicked, clumsy preemptive attack this week against New Yorker magazine writer Seymour Hersh, to spike his June 6 article, “Iran and the Bomb,” which provided previously unpublished details of a 2011 updated National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The new NIE, updating the December 2007 NIE, concluded that there was still no compelling evidence that Iran had resumed its quest for nuclear weapons, which had been frozen in late 2003, following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. As Hersh documented, the 2011 NIE was delayed for more than four months, due to political pressures on the intelligence analysts to reverse the earlier findings. But the intelligence community experts, with backing from such senior officials as DIA Director Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, stood behind the analysts, and refused to bend to political pressures. DIA, in particular, assessed that the Iran nuclear weapons effort had been principally directed against Iraq—not Israel, and that the March 2003 invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein had taken the Iraq threat off the table, and Iran had shelved the nuclear weapons effort. Hersh quoted former DIA humint director Col. Patrick Lang that the intelligence community had “refused to drink the Kool Aid this time.”

    There are some odd things appearing in the media. Folks close to the Obama admininistration, like Bruce Reidel, have been out in print pushing the ludicrous notion that Iran and Al Qaeda are working closely together.

    In late 2001 and early 2002, as bin Laden and Zawahiri fled from Afghanistan east into Pakistan, another smaller exodus of al Qaeda leaders went west into Iran. The Iranians detained many of them. For the next nine years they remained there, their status never clear to outsiders. They were not free to leave Iran, but they do not seem to have been full-time prisoners either. The Iranians occasionally hinted that they might be ready to trade these al Qaeda operatives for anti-regime dissidents like the Mujahedin e Khalq group that was captured in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. But no deal ever emerged. Iran may also have found them to be useful hostages—effectively helping to keep al Qaeda from attacking Iranian targets. Washington accused the Iranians of turning a blind eye to the exiles’ support for al Qaeda attacks in both Iraq and Saudi Arabia from their Iranian homes.
    Their departure from Iran late last year is as mysterious as their time in country. Some unconfirmed reports have hinted at a prisoner exchange with al Qaeda in Pakistan, which had captured a senior Iranian spy; there may have been a trade with Tehran for the exiles. Another theory: as U.S.-Iranian relations deteriorated in 2010 over Iran’s nuclear program and Tehran’s suppression of dissidence at home, the regime just let the al Qaeda teams leave quietly for Pakistan so they could go back and harass America.

    Good Christ!! That’s the Bush-Cheney playbook. We were lied into a war with the nonsense that Saddam was backing Al Qaeda and now, with Saddam dead and gone, we are being asked to but into the notion that the Shia in Iran are the real power behind the radical Sunnis of Al Qaeda. What nonsense!!

    If these warnings are true we could be looking at a major oil disruption in the Middle East and the possibility of a big war. I hope this is idle talk but it is important to watch what the Adminiistration’s in Israel and Washington are writing and doing.

  191. But he has been an effective congressman for the left which is why he has so many admirers.. (now I am sounding like turndown). But the point is it is too easy for American partisan entities to make sexapades (even consensual ones) of their opposition evil. Let their constituents decide what works and what does not.

  192. Why the guns to Mexico?

    What was needed was a game changer. Something that fit the meme of “we’ve got to tighten up on American gunowners, gun stores and gun shows because they are feeding the slaughter.” Mexico was perfect. The ATF controlled the reporting of the statistics, the headlines were lurid and if the rest of us gunnies knew that you don’t get automatic weapons, hand grenades and RPGs from gun shows and gun stores, most of the American people were too ignorant of the issue to care about the distinction. But the fact was, as the IG report and other sources concluded, the amount of weapons from those legitimate American sources did not meet the allegation. More importantly the statistics didn’t meet the policy need. So, how to “fix” that? Project Gunwalker. If there weren’t enough semi-auto “assault rifles” in Mexico, the ATF could fix that. And the murders would follow, justifying the policy change of cracking down on “assault rifles,” gun shows and the like.

    “So,” I said, “you’re saying that this was a deliberate attempt by policymakers at the highest levels of the Obama administration to subvert the Second Amendment and further diminish the free exercise of firearm rights of honest citizens?”

    “You got it. Sucks, huh?” He laughed bitterly.

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/06/iran-contra-decision-it-started-with.html

  193. The thing about Weiner is the blatant lie, if he is willing to lie to his own wife and people around him for his own gain, then how can you possibly trust him on anything he does.
    ————————————–
    Except for the fact that we tolerate lies in politicians. Most of the dimocratic party does it, and so do establishment republicans. To me it is less important when they lie about their personal life, than when they lie about their agenda, and tell us everything is fine when common sense tells us it is not. Politicians who do that break faith with the American People, and should be run out of government with pitchforks. Why? Because their lies sink an economy and a nation.

  194. So why won’t Democrats listen?

    75% Support Showing Photo ID At The Polls

    Support remains high for requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots. An increasing number of states across the country are putting that requirement into law.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote. Just 18% disagree and oppose such a requirement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans support a photo ID requirement at the polls, as do 77% of voters not affiliated with either major party and 63% of Democrats. But then support for such a law is high across virtually all demographic groups.

    Supporters of photo ID laws say they will prevent fraud at the polls; opponents insist the laws will discourage many including minorities and older Americans from voting.

    By a 48% to 29% margin, voters think that letting ineligible people vote is a bigger problem than preventing legitimate voters from casting a ballot.

    A plurality (46%) of Democrats thinks it’s more common for eligible voters to be denied their right to vote. Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and a plurality (44%) of voters not affiliated with either party, on the other hand, believe that illegal voting is more prevalent.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2011/75_support_showing_photo_id_at_the_polls

  195. The man is pure scum, absolute utter scum. And the fact that Pelosi of Debbie WS won’t ask for his resignation is even more frightening at what the democrat party considers tolerable and acceptable
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    It sends the right message on whom these people are. I like it for that reason. It is perfect ammo for the tea parties. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. For that reason, and because it is for the man and his wife to sort out, I still say let the voters decide, and do not allow an embarrassed bunch of dims who got caught doing what they always do pre empt the issue. Yes, it does distract, but it is useful in another sense–it holds a mirror up to who these people are.

  196. I credit Rep Allyson Schwartz for being the first Dem congresscritter to call on Weenie to resign, saying
    “As Americans we have the right to expect better behavior from members of Congress, leaders of our country. I don’t think we should accept it.”
    Schwartz supported Hillary in 2008, she supports Bibi over BO, she’s one of the few good ones in office, imo.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/123528719.html

  197. wbboei
    June 9th, 2011 at 10:58 am
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    It also sets up an meaningful contrast between what the Republican party did after Rep. Lee was caught sending his nude upper body shot to a craigslist user, and how the Democrats do not measure up to the Republican party’s response to a similar, but arguably less despicable situation.

  198. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/07/joan_walsh_on_defending_weiner_i_looked_kind_of_stupid.html

    In a surreal segment, MSNBC host Ed Schultz takes on three of his ideological colleagues over whether Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign. Joan Walsh admits she was “stupid” to defend Weiner and give him the benefit of the doubt. Transcript below:

    JOAN WALSH, SALON.COM: The lying is what disturbs me. He implicated a lot of us. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, let’s just say that. And, you know, I look kind of stupid. But on the other hand, this was brought to light for political reasons —

    ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: Why do you look stupid? Why do you say that?

    WALSH: Oh, because I, you know, gave him the benefit of the doubt publicly and pointed to the motivations of the people who were bringing this to light which was to destroy him.

  199. Doing what they always do . . . .

    Take Pelosi for instance. When I was campaigning in Texas, Pelosi had her operatives in their secretly campaigning for Obama and against Hillary. This was a blatant violation of her duties as deputy chairman of the DNC and I went to one of her major contributors who supported Hillary called her chief of staff to stop this. First they offered the lame excuse that her staff was operating on its own volition and she knew nothing about it. Later it came out that she authorized it.

    and—

    Take the case of that wallace beery eyed Tim Kaine. A peace corps volunteer motivated by religious zeal and morality the likes of which we have not seen since the days of Christ. In the name of good government, he decrees that Weiner lied and he cannot tolerate lies. Say what? Is this the same mf who as former Chairman of the DNC gladly sanctioned the race baiting we saw in the mid term elections? The numbnutts who is running for the seat of Jim Webb who has said no mas? When it comes this lying degenerate, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  200. When I post Hillarys schedule Up pops the Willie Nelson Tune “On The Road Again”.Here she is hard at work while Bo and Dipstick Tony are busy with their Marbles.

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates accompanied by Counselor Mills and Assistant Secretary Feltman. For more information, click here.

    11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, in Abu Dhabi.
    (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

    1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Libya Contact Group Ministerial Lunch and Co-Chairs Opening Remarks, in Abu Dhabi.
    (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)
    1:20 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammed Saba, in Abu Dhabi.
    (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

    2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Libya Contact Group Third Ministerial Session, in Abu Dhabi.
    (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with TNC Executive Bureau Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Jibril, in Abu Dhabi.
    (MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

    TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, in Abu Dhabi.
    (MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

    TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, in Abu Dhabi.
    (MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

    TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in Abu Dhabi.
    (MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

    6:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a press availability, in Abu Dhabi.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

  201. wbboei
    June 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am
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    The way I see this is that any willingness to lie, be it personal or political, reflects on a person’s morality which in turn causes questions about a person’s ability to serve the public in an honorable way. If one can’t be honest, then one is suspect when it comes to trustworthiness. Blatant lying harms the political process. It’s what causes so many people to be turned off and tuned out of politics, imo.

  202. But he has been an effective congressman for the left which is why he has so many admirers.. (now I am sounding like turndown). But the point is it is too easy for American partisan entities to make sexapades (even consensual ones) of their opposition evil. Let their constituents decide what works and what does not.

    I think a sexcapade like an affair I would say it’s none of my business. But Weenie has apparently been acting like an internet predator for years. He need rehab, he’s not safe to let loose on the web, much less in congress.

    This reminds me of the IMF chief – he tried to rape a party member’s daughter and the mom said to hush it up. It’s wrong, this idea that respect for women can just be dropped “for the greater good.” If someone doesn’t respect women then he doesn’t respect humans.

    What we need are more good women in congress who support women’s rights and who don’t have sex crimes that need covering up.

  203. Joan Walsh admits she was “stupid
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    The rube is always the last one to know that she is a rube. Since she has admitted on the record that she is stupid, can we therefore assume that nothing she says about anything in politics should be given any kind of weight? Or should we simply say–well that makes it unanimous.

  204. Kaine is also the one who is married to another rube who gushed during the primary that Obie is the first metrosexual candidate. Neither one of them belong in public like.

  205. The way I see this is that any willingness to lie, be it personal or political, reflects on a person’s morality which in turn causes questions about a person’s ability to serve the public in an honorable way. If one can’t be honest, then one is suspect when it comes to trustworthiness. Blatant lying harms the political process. It’s what causes so many people to be turned off and tuned out of politics, imo.
    —————————–
    In theory you are right. And that is how you should make the case against him. But it has been my observation that in practice lying is coin of the realm. The lies that do the body politic the gravest harm are those that go to policy matters and the stewardship of the country. The voters should decide his fate, not the party. Let all of them twist in the wind over this one. And let the husband and wife sort this out as well.

  206. June 09, 2011

    Fox News Poll: Obama Approval Drops, Reelection Numbers Bad

    The president’s job rating has returned to pre-bin Laden raid levels, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Currently 48 percent of American voters approve of the job Barack Obama is doing and 43 percent disapprove. Last month, after the death of Usama bin Laden, it was much more positive: 55 approved and 41 percent disapproved (May 2011). Prior to the raid the president’s rating was split evenly 47-47 (April 2011).

    The poll finds similar mixed views on the president’s re-election. Nearly half of voters — 49 percent — would vote for someone else rather than re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held today. Forty-four percent would vote to give him a second term. These results are essentially unchanged from January, the last time this question was asked, when 51 percent said someone else, and 42 percent said re-elect Obama.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/obama/2011/06/09/fox-news-poll-obama-approval-drops-reelection-numbers-bad

  207. But Weenie has apparently been acting like an internet predator for years.
    ——————–

    I don’t see evidence of this at all. What we have seen so far seems to be consensual.

  208. Obama’s approval rating on economy reaches new low

    By Lynn Herrmann

    Washington – President Barack Obama’s recent spike in popularity after the assassination of Osama bin Laden has vanished just as quickly, with his overall approval rating dropping to its previous level and his approval rating on the economy reaching a new low.

    After the killing of bin Laden on May 2, Obama’s overall approval rating shot up to 56 percent, yet just a month later the number has fallen back to its previous level of 47 percent, a new Washington Post-ABC poll shows.

    Despite his repeated attempts to assure the nation the economy is improving, roughly six in ten Americans (59 percent) think Obama is doing a poor job with the nation’s economy, up from 55 percent a month ago. Just last week, as new unemployment numbers were released, he told a group of auto workers in Ohio time would help mend their current economic woes, even if it felt like they’d been hit by a truck.

    The unemployment rate, part of a recent glut of disappointing economic figures, inched up to 9.1 percent for May, with just 54,000 jobs added. The number was a third of what analysts had expected.

    As home prices in the US continue their downward trend and gasoline prices continue their upward trend, pressure is mounting on the president to
    Although Obama’ October Surprise came 18 months early, he still has time to regroup and produce a new strategy. The new strategy will no doubt include GOP presidential contenders. The dismal approval rating shown toward Obama over the economy is accentuated when looking at the poll’s numbers on those GOP candidates.

    With the total field of potential Republicans still unannounced, Obama finds himself in a dead heat, nationwide, with Mitt Romney, the current GOP frontrunner. Among registered voters, Obama faces a tougher challenge, with Romney out in front, 49 percent to 46 percent.

    Despite the country’s growing pessimism over a president who won the last general election with a facade of hope and change, he still insisted this week the country is on the road to “recovery.”
    The poll also shows 89 percent of Americans believe the economy is in bad shape and 66 percent say the country is on the wrong track.

    Adding to the president’s woes is the announcement that Austan Goolsbee, Obama’s top economic adviser, is stepping down from his position to return to the University of Chicago for a teaching role. The move leaves Tim Geithner as the sole senior member of Obama’s original economic lineup.

    In a news conference this week with Germany chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama said: “We’re on the path of a recovery, but it’s got to accelerate,” the Telegraph reports.

    Not since Franklin D. Roosevelt has a president been re-elected when the unemployment rate was above 7.4 percent.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/307772

  209. He trawls through facebook & twitter, starts “flirting” and then sends explicit pics. That’s predatory. Even that single mom who came forward, you could tell from what she was saying that she wanted to flirt, he was pushing it to online sex.
    Kirsten Powers sums it up (see violet sock’s post)
    http://www.reclusiveleftist.com/2011/06/08/oh-hey-some-actual-feminism-here/

    What has emerged is a picture of a predator trolling the Internet for women—some half his age—with which to engage in cybersex. We know only about the women who were responsive to his overtures. The odds are very high that he struck out with many, and other women were victim to his unsolicited sex talk. Women should be able to “friend” a married—or unmarried—congressman on Facebook or follow him on Twitter without fear of being the recipient of lewd talk or behavior. Just because a woman “likes” your video on Facebook doesn’t mean you can send her a picture of your penis. This is textbook sexual harassment. It may not be illegal, but it’s definitely unethical. He is in a position of influence, and many women—especially a 21-year-old—would be afraid to report a congressman doing that to them because he holds so much power. Also, he claims none of the women he contacted were underage, but how could he possibly know that?

    Congresscritters are always meeting the public, shaking hands, meeting schoolkids on field trips etc etc. Who the heck would want to shake hands with Anthony Weiner now? Who would want their kid to meet him at a school trip and listen to him talk about keeping web safe for kids?
    We don’t need allies like Weiner… actually, let me rephrase that — if our side has no recourse but to rely on people like Weiner to champion us, we are doomed anyway.

  210. Weiner has enemies (in both parties) and they will always find a reason to keep the pressure on him for his indiscretions – first it was the sex, then the lies, then Brietbart claims it’s that it left him open to blackmail, etc. He is a serial offender so will have to go to change the focus of the news, so he has few friends now. That will change if he resigns, then they will rehabilitate his reputation like so many others and who knows, one day he may run for prez like Newt (snark).

  211. Fox just showed HRC greeting some leader in the ME with the full headcloth and flowing caftan (looked like a Saudi outfit, sorry I didn’t catch who it was), but she has her hair up in a very elegant intertwined bun in the back. Looked cool and sophisticated (sp?).

  212. Well, I had no idea the man was this rich, and this estate is in DC, the only place in the country where home prices keep going higher. Picture of the estate at the link.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/169911/

    “Priveleged New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman may live like a king but he wants all of you to work less and own less.
    It’s for the greater good, of course.”

  213. I can’t judge Huma — she loves him so she is cruising down the river Nile right now; but I really don’t think someone like Weiner can change his spots. I wish her well whatever happens.

  214. No matter what, Weiner needs to show that he is taking immediate steps to completely rehabilitate his excessive habits. He needs to step back from politics and go into rehab.

  215. votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 11:52 am
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    Oh, let us not get carried away with moral indignation. Unless we see the full extent of his communication with all women, there is no evidence of predatory behavior. Even there, the evidence is muddled now because no woman will come forward and say, ‘yeah, I liked him and flirted with him and he sent me pics (and maybe I sent him pics)’. More than likely all his contacts are running for the hills and saying the opposite. More than likely there will be opposition egged ‘victims’ who will distort the picture further. Is a full blown investigation worth our time to find the truth, no. In the absence of true justice, leave it to his constituents.

    Just out of curiosity, did you also call for Bill Clinton’s resignation after Lewinsky? There is a bit of predatory behavior there given ‘his position of influence’, don’t you think?

  216. He has to honestly admit that he HAS a problem first. He needs to get away from the media circus as well.

  217. I talked to a resident of AZ, the district that the wounded Rep is from. They are republican, and feel like she should step down. Evidently, they no longer feel represented. Of course they would not say this in public.

    I guess I understand the concern, but what happened to her should not have happened to anyone. Too bad the rules do not allow an alternate to perform for her while she is incapacitated. We have someone act for the President in that case.

  218. I was very disappointed and disgusted with Clinton but I was not politically active enough to be calling out for his resignation. I remember thinking that it was sexual harassment even if ML was consenting because she worked there and he was the boss. But I do also remember that I thought Starr overreached with publishing in newspapers every detail. But maybe I was more forgiving then because the economy was booming.

    I refuse to give up my moral indignation. I can’t believe you don’t see this as predatory behavior. If your neighbor was doing this, would you be fine with your kids going over to play at his house?
    If you were walking down the street and someone, a familiar face but you have not yet been introduced, says hi to you, and you say hi back, then the person flashes you, would you be fine with that? That’s what W was doing but it’s ok because he did it on the net?

    Let’s get real — any of us did this at the office, we would be fired before you could say “Human Relations.” Why does W get a pass?

  219. votermom,

    It is predatory behavior or at the very least disturbing enough to escalate towards it.

    The biggest issue I have is how long he has been doing this and how he ever thought how destructive and painful this would be to his wife.

    She has all my sympathies.

  220. Kaine is also the one who is married to another rube who gushed during the primary that Obie is the first metrosexual candidate. Neither one of them belong in public like.

    ======================

    lol! What’s wrong with metrosexuals?

  221. The thing about Weiner is the blatant lie, if he is willing to lie to his own wife and people around him for his own gain, then how can you possibly trust him on anything he does.

    ====================

    So a President who not only lies under oath but lets others lie for him — thus leaving his girlfriend and her family in danger of jail — should have been impeached? On this point, Weiner did better: he confessed before anyone else was caught in the middle.

  222. pm317
    June 9th, 2011 at 10:45 am

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    Good thing I read this before agreeing with you. (I’m reading latest comments first.)

  223. pm317
    June 9th, 2011 at 10:45 am

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    Good thing I read this before agreeing with you. (I’m reading latest comments first.)

  224. Maybe if the economy was fine and we were all hunky-dory and didn’t have a bunch of problems that congress was supposed to be fixing, I’d be more forgiving.

    ==================

    But all these problems are why we need all the good guys we can get (ie all the Hillary supporters). If everything was fine, then we could afford to make him a scapegoat.

  225. Man with dead weasel accused of assault… (Drudge)

    At first I thought this was an article about Weiner….nope. 😉

  226. In haste, must go.

    Isn’t Kaine a Bot? Of course he would want Weiner (a Hillary supporter) to resign.

  227. I refuse to give up my moral indignation.

    ================

    Well, if moral indignation turns you on….

    I’m indignant at him and Bill for doing something stupid that put others at risk for harrassment by Starr, Gingrich, etc, etc. And for other reasons.

  228. Gabrielle Giffords’ staffer talks about congresswoman’s health

    (She’s alive, but still struggles to communicate.)

    [snip]

    Does her struggle to communicate mean that she’s not using complete sentences?

    “Exactly,” Carusone said. “She is borrowing upon other ways of communicating. Her words are back more and more now, but she’s still using facial expressions as a way to express. Pointing. Gesturing. Add it all together, and she’s able to express the basics of what she wants or needs. But, when it comes to a bigger and more complex thought that requires words, that’s where she’s had the trouble.”

    Is that frustrating for her?

    “Absolutely,” Carusone said. “When she is trying to come up with a word or a sentence and she’s clearly struggling, putting everything she’s got into it, and sometimes she’s not successful. When she is, there’s a relief that comes across her face that she has found the word. But when she can’t come up with that, it is absolute frustration.”

    Who is making the decisions for the congresswoman? Is it Giffords herself or her husband, family and staff?

    “It’s a combination,” Carusone said. “I’ve told her that we’ve been approached by every media outlet in the world, at this point, and that when she is ready, there are plenty of options for how we do it. She does not want to do that right now. And that’s understandable. For someone who takes her job seriously and has a good relationship with the press and knows how important that is, to feel anything less than 100 percent is daunting. Let alone to feel what she’s feeling: a real struggle and challenge with communication.”

    Is there a timetable established for deciding if she will remain in office?

    “The only firm timetable is the legal timetable, and that is May of 2012, when petitions are due for re-election,” Carusone said. “That’s a firm timetable. Short of that, we’d love to know today what her life will be, what her quality of life will be, which will determine whether she’ll be able to run for office and all sorts of other things involving her life. But we just don’t know yet. . . .

    “We’re about halfway through the process that is the most important time for recovery. Patients recover for the rest of their lives, but it’s the first 12 to 14 months that you make the biggest jumps. . . . In the doctors’ minds, it’s not even close to when you begin to make the final prognosis for the quality of her life.”

    When will the public get its first good look at her?

    “This is a one-step-at-a-time process,” Carusone said. “It has been a difficult and busy time with everything. Every week, there is something new. I think that we’re getting close to the time when Gabby will feel comfortable releasing a photo. Then, we go from there.”

    How clearly have doctors been able to determine the damage done by the bullet?

    “An MRI is the most complete way to look at someone’s brain, but she cannot ever have an MRI,” Carusone said. “She has bullet shards inevitably in her head, and because MRI is magnetic, that obviously would be bad. That is a problem that shooting victims have. They have to use a CT scan. If she had suffered a stroke, they could do an MRI and get a much better picture of the damage to her brain. But that will never happen.”

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/06/09/20110609gabrielle-giffords-health-issues-revealed.html#ixzz1OnimXqFq

  229. votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I was very disappointed and disgusted with Clinton but I was not politically active enough to be calling out for his resignation.
    ————–

    Appreciate your candor. No, I don’t see the evidence of predatory behavior (yet). How many women were there? I read of Weiss who participated in the sex chat to the same extent if not more, there was that woman on hannity who voluntarily came forward, and there were two or more, who else? Educate me. If anything, having many (but not too many) might indicate that neither party was serious, it is not like he had a lover or lovers. Seems to me like tempest in a teapot.

    BTW, I don’t know anything about this guy and am not defending him per se. Trying to see the case as objectively as I can.

  230. Shadowfax
    June 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for that update. That is the most complete update I have really read on her. I hope she has as complete a recover as possible.

  231. ““Absolutely,” Carusone said. “When she is trying to come up with a word or a sentence and she’s clearly struggling, putting everything she’s got into it, and sometimes she’s not successful. When she is, there’s a relief that comes across her face that she has found the word. But when she can’t come up with that, it is absolute frustration.””

    Very sad, what a sad situation. But there is positive news with another lady, Buttofoto’s wife, had the same situation, she came on Fox to do an interview, she spoke very articulately, but it look many many years of rehab she said. Based on her tenacity, I think Giffords will make progress, but she has a long road ahead of her, I wish her the absolute best, I actually think she shouldn’t run next year, and just focus on her rehab. She can always rerun for that seat later on, from what I’ve read she did a great job, and can win that seat again.

  232. Weiner told CNN he’s not resigning because his wife “wants him to stay”, now he’s hiding behind Huma. The man has no shame, none, its a stunning spectacle to see.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/09/weiner.scandal/index.html?eref=rss_politics&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_allpolitics+%28RSS%3A+Politics%29

    “Weiner also said his wife, Huma Abedin, wants him to stay in Congress, and he cited polling data showing a majority of New York City voters want him to remain in office, the source said, describing Weiner as “dug in.””

  233. So one of the proponents of feminism ,Maddow, in the “Democratic” Party thinks Weinergate is just “Weiner behavior as bad manners”
    These people are just plain nuts, the protection they are giving this pervert is absolute.
    And where is NOW? if this was a repub or a conservative, they would be asking for his head on a platter, but utter silence from them presently.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/feminism-officially-dead-maddow-characterizes-weiners-behavior-as-bad-manners/

  234. bah, Maddow is a obot who used sexist attacks on both Hillary and Palin. She’s no feminist — the exact opposite – she’s a woman who upholds the good old boys by attacking other women.

  235. People do stupid things all the time, but todays technology allows the world to view sais stupidity within moments. Sometimes I wonder whether all of these technological advances are all that helpful. I often find it frustrating watching my own kids spending hrs online, texting, etc….when I was a kid, we had friends and went out of the house to have fun. Today, people are seemingly trapped by all the gadgets readily available to them in the comfort of their own home.

  236. votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    True, but these people come to the defense of only select women, and then pretend they are defenders of women and then the LSM touts “feminist” “defender of women”. Yea right! what a bunch of baloney!

  237. another wow.

    Wash. Compost is asking their readers to help them dig through Palin’s emails. So, the Washington Compost doesn’t even try to pretend they aren’t centerist, they are blatant democrat spokespeople. Never thought I would see a newspapers ask their readers to do this kind of nonsense. Where the hell were they for the ObamaCare bill? where the hell were they for the financial bill? where the hell were their when Hillary supporters were complaining of the overseas donations to Waffles.
    What a piece of trash this paper has been reduced to!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/help-investigate-the-palin-emails/2011/06/08/AGHIGMNH_allComments.html#comments

  238. This is making me so mad! Palin is a private citizen, she’s not declared for any office, why the hell are they dong this shit? I am so angry at this nonsense.
    I’ve never ever seen a newspaper ask their readers to do research, I know the Wash Compost has had to lose a lot of people, but really, this is what they are reduced to?
    Going after a private citizen? getting their readers to do this?
    I hope they file for bankcruptcy soon, I was a subscriber for over 20 years, nothing but circling the toilet for the last few years.

  239. NewMexicoFan
    June 9th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for that update. That is the most complete update I have really read on her. I hope she has as complete a recover as possible.

    ——–
    Your welcome.

    Yes, although I understand the family wanting privacy on her health, I have gotten a rosy outlook from the media that people think she is just going to come back to work soon.

    I wondered about that rosy outlook when they had to transport her to watch her husband take off.

  240. votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    bah, Maddow is a obot who used sexist attacks on both Hillary and Palin. She’s no feminist — the exact opposite – she’s a woman who upholds the good old boys by attacking other women.

    ——–
    A big YUP to that!

  241. admin
    June 9th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Newt Gingrich’s entire campaign staff has just quit.
    ——-
    Wow Admin – the entire crew?

    What do they know that we don’t?????

  242. Newt Gingrich’s Senior Staff Resign En Masse
    By Elspeth Reeve 03:10 PM ET

    Just two days after he returned from vacation–and only a month into his presidential campaign–Newt Gingrich’s senior staff has resigned “en masse,” the Associated Press reports. Politico’s Jonathan Martin says Rob Johnson, Sam Dawson, Dave Carney, Katon Dawson, and Craig Schoenfeld have all quit the campaign.

    The Associated Press’ David Espo says the resignations–which include staff in early voting states South Carolina, Iowa, and New Hampshire–leaves Gingrich’s “hopes of winning the Republican nomination in tatters.” Nevertheless, “Gingrich told the group he intends to stay in the race, they added.”

    “When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path, they’ve got to part ways,” Tyler told The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Karen Tumulty. The exodus came during a meeting in Gingrich’s office Thursday. Newt’s Mediterranean cruise caused staffers to wonder whether he would really “commit time to the grassroots,” Tyler told the Post.

    Among those who quit are Gingrich’s campaign manager, Johnson, and his spokesman, Rick Tyler. Carney and Johnson both used to worked for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Ben Smith says the resignation of Carney, who headed Gingrich’s New Hampshire effort, means “the Perry buzz is going to get louder.”

    When The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong reached Gingrich, the candidate said only, “I have nothing to say,” and then hung up on the reporter.

  243. What did they find out he’s an jerk….well I knew that already…but that is very interesting!

  244. pm317
    June 9th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 11:52 am
    —————–
    Oh, let us not get carried away with moral indignation. Unless we see the full extent of his communication with all women, there is no evidence of predatory behavior
    *************

    I agree with votermom. This guy is showing his PENIS to women. His PENIS.I wonder, do you have to show the whole ball sack to be considered a predator?

  245. My personal opinion with these sex things…is that they are better left in the closet where they belong….and you know when we have a Newt, we always have more than enough sexoperas to go around…and as always its either a Clinton or a Clinton confidant….so what’s new about this….

    I’m sticking with Hillary, but I did like Weiner….I thought he was in the right place on a number of issues, but this is prolly Obama taking down Weiner….maybe Weiner was going to challenge Obama???? Who knows…and I thought I had a dirty job….politics is WAY dirtier…how do they sleep at night?……BY SEXTING…I guess…LOL!

  246. Please, no Perry. I live in Texas and still have no idea how he keeps winning. His little forced immunizations of young girls for Hep B caused my daughter 3 years of autoimmune health disasters, toll roads forced down our throats, with more to come, and the money going to Spain. At the rate of tolls and gas, we will all be prisoners. I am so livid on his policies I wouldn’t vote for him to pick up garbage. He smashed Kay Bailey Hutchinson last go around and she is a popular Senator. I do not know how he does it. Of course,Texas doesn’t elect women in general.

  247. Someone just tweeted this:

    Happiest man in Washington to hear the Newt news? Anthony Weiner.

  248. This takes “flashing” to cyberspace…huh???

    What a crock of crap…why would he be doing this with such a beautiful, hard working woman in love with him and carrying his child???? I know she’s gone all the time, but he knew that when he married her….

    Do we have the pic yet???

  249. confloyd
    June 9th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    *************

    Please, he took down himself. He is a pervert plain and simple regardless of his “views” on policies.

    And yes, I had great angst about Clinton during his time.

  250. I wish I could bring up an old comment I made last year….I told everyone it was going to be Perry/Palin and I still believe that…..time will tell!

    Newt has gotten the boot, it couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy….Old Perry prolly paid off his campaign crew to quit…

  251. Even though I loved BC, I have no doubt great things were not done because of his actions with ML. We all are still paying that debt.

    Great things are expected with those of whom great trust has been presented.

  252. Missed you confloyd!

    Do we have the pic yet???

    Yup, the full front view, all three are on the net.

    Lord knows what else is out there.

  253. tim
    June 9th, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Nice going Waffles, 600 jobs to be eliminated in WV, because of your EPA’s new rules, and the fool doesn’t understand why people are hoarding their cash.

    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING_NEWS_AEP_to_Close_Plants_Cutting_Hundreds_of_Jobs_123545514.html

    Congratulations to all you dunces……err…ahemm…umm…..to all my family and friends in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that voted for Obama: Just the other day I was saying that folks in PA and WV were living too large and had way too many jobs and had much too much prosperity, and that something needed to be done ASAP to slow the economic growth and quell the outrageously good times; and of course that energy prices were much too low and should be raised.

  254. Meanwhile, down on the farm…

    ****************
    Breaking: Secret Bilderberg Agenda Leaked by Mole

    Kurt Nimmo
    Infowars.com
    June 8, 2011
    Alex Jones and Infowars.com have received inside information regarding the Bilderberg agenda now unfolding in the idyllic Swiss countryside.
    According to AFP journalist and legendary Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker’s inside sources, the agenda now under review includes a number of critical issues at the top of the elite’s to-do list. These breakdown as follows:
    The elite are concerned that the American Congress may soon turn against the illegal and immoral invasion under humanitarian cover by NATO and the UN against the north African dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
    As columnist Patrick Buchanan noted yesterday, Congress is rising in opposition to bogus wars launched by the executive branch in violation of the Constitution.
    “Last week, House Speaker John Boehner had to scramble to cobble up a substitute resolution to prevent half his GOP caucus from joining with Democrats to denounce President Obama’s war in Libya as unconstitutional and to demand a total U.S. pullout in 15 days,” Buchanan wrote.
    More than a third of House Republicans voted to pull out of the NATO coalition attacking Gaddafi’s forces, in essence forcing a NATO withdrawal from the color revolution engineered civil war in that country.
    In January, former oil industry pastor Lindsey Williams revealed that his inside sources said oil prices will skyrocket – a fait accompli with gas prices at the pump now at historically high levels – as the global elite work behind the scenes to take take down national economies. Williams appeared on the Alex Jones Show to talk about new revelations that deal with the death of the dollar, exploding energy prices, and the engineered onset of order out of chaos revolution worldwide.
    The elite now meeting behind closed door in the Switzerland are pushing for a wider war and incalculable suffering in the Middle East.
    The money masters have long profited from war and mass murder. Nathan Rothschild made a financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and while also funding the Duke of Wellington’s peninsular campaign against Napoleon. The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French and also financed the Mexican War and the Civil War in the U.S.
    In addition to worrying about Congress waking up to the Libyan scam, the global elite is also concerned about a diverse liberty movement that has grown exponentially with the help of an open and free internet.
    In response, the pocketed pawns in Congress have introduced a raft of bills over the last few months designed to take down the internet and blunt its impact as a medium for alternative news and information.
    On April 1, 2009, the Senate introduced two bills, endangering a free and open internet: S. 773: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 and S. 778 to establish a White House cybersecurity czar.
    In addition, on September 20, 2010, S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced.
    Early last month, an especially ominous bill was introduced in the Senate. Entitled Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, PROTECT IP for short, this legislation would use copyright infringement as a smoke screen to take down web domains and institute rolling censorship.
    On the international front, the European Commission gave a nod toward implementing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a draconian measure that will subvert national sovereignty, trash Net Neutrality, consumer privacy, and civil liberties. In the United States, the corporate media has virtually ignored ACTA, but then key players in the Mockingbird media are often Bilderberg attendees and privy to aspects of the agenda.
    The above represent a small sampling of legislation and treaties that will be used to shut down the opposition under the cover of protecting copyright and preventing terrorism.
    Hyperventilating over exaggerated threats of cybersecurity, Senator Jay Rockefeller mused during a congressional meeting on cyber crime and terrorism in 2009: “It really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better if we had never invented the internet.”
    The globalists are not opposed to the internet, especially as a corporatized money-making instrument. They are, however, opposed to an open, free, and unregulated by government internet where alternative media opposed to their globalist devices are allowed to thrive.
    In addition, we can expect minions of the global elite who parade around as our elected representatives and appointed government officials to continue their propaganda efforts to convince the American people that the internet will be used as a terrorist weapon of mass destruction and as such needs to be tightly regulated – for our own safety, of course, and that of the children.
    Finally, the Bilderbergers will work on an effort to sucker an already economically besieged American public into further fantastic debt producing bankster bailouts, specifically for Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and other member EU nations sliding toward bankruptcy and social disruption on a monumental scale.
    In late 2010, the U.S. Treasury, now operating as a liaison between the government and the bankster owned private Federal Reserve, indicated it was ready to fork over billions more to the European black hole.
    “There are obviously some severe market problems,” said a faceless bureaucrat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “In May, it was Greece. This is Ireland and Portugal. If there is contagion that’s a huge problem for the global economy.”
    As of late 2010, the IMF, whose biggest single “shareholder” (read: parasitical host) is the United States, has committed 250 billion euros to the bankster engineered black hole.
    “Why should American taxpayers be on the hook because a foreign government cannot cover its debts?” asked Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at a House subcommittee hearing last May.
    Because the plan is to take down national sovereignty, impose drastic austerity measures, hold fire sales on national assets, consolidate wealth and power, and use an endless economic crisis as an excuse to usher in world government, a one-world currency, and a sprawling high-tech police state.

  255. Gonzo,
    I don’t mean to lighten what the scoundrel did to Huma, but really…it happens every day to regular women too….do we HAVE to thru out every good President, Congressman for a little sex fantasy game….lets get real here….we are about to lose our country….

    I really don’t see why he needs to step down unless he was using government equipment to send these pics….these people should be allowed to have private lives…just like you and I do…I hardly think he’s a sexual predator….for heavens’sake.

    Who up thread said ” for pete’s sake, he almost 50″ well we don’t lose those needs for many years after that….its just a fact of life….

    Oh yeah, I stay mad at Bill because he can’t control his urges either….this is why we need more women in charge….

  256. shadowfax

    Is it worth taking a look at or will I be disapointed????

    Gotta go to work….but thrilled I have a job….BTW…I’ve lost a total of 71 lbs….and we are booked for our Bahamas cruise…I still have 69 more pounds to go to achieve my voyaging weight…LOL!

  257. Oh my God confloyd, REALLY? Look at votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 11:52 am. I couldn’t say it any better.

  258. Well I was disappointed…I figured! I don’t know what all the uproar is about…at least its not as bad as showergate…with that other congressman Massa or whatever his name was….

  259. His wife is beautiful…It is a shame that she has to go through this, but I am sure Hillary is helping her cope.

  260. gonzotx:

    “The elite are concerned that the American Congress may soon turn against the illegal and immoral invasion under humanitarian cover by NATO and the UN against the north African dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
    As columnist Patrick Buchanan noted yesterday, Congress is rising in opposition to bogus wars launched by the executive branch in violation of the Constitution.

    “Last week, House Speaker John Boehner had to scramble to cobble up a substitute resolution to prevent half his GOP caucus from joining with Democrats to denounce President Obama’s war in Libya as unconstitutional and to demand a total U.S. pullout in 15 days,” Buchanan wrote.

    More than a third of House Republicans voted to pull out of the NATO coalition attacking Gaddafi’s forces, in essence forcing a NATO withdrawal from the color revolution engineered civil war in that country.”

    Read this post upthread for more info-

    Mrs. Smith
    June 9th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    If Obama doesn’t seek congressional approval according to the War Powers Act for the Libyan War by or before June 20th, there are groundswells growing towards Obama’s Impeachment by more Democrats than Republicans. Tarpley has a more in depth account of talk of Impeachment.

  261. confloyd
    June 9th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Gonzo,
    I don’t mean to lighten what the scoundrel did to Huma, but really…it happens every day to regular women too….do we HAVE to thru out every good President, Congressman for a little sex fantasy game….lets get real here….we are about to lose our country….

    I really don’t see why he needs to step down unless he was using government equipment to send these pics….these people should be allowed to have private lives…just like you and I do…I hardly think he’s a sexual predator….for heavens’sake.

    Who up thread said ” for pete’s sake, he almost 50″ well we don’t lose those needs for many years after that….its just a fact of life….

    DAGGONE, it’s posts like these that keep people away from hillis44. I hadn’t been here for awhile, I venture back today, and WHAM, another self-derogatory post. Why are so many women their own worst enemy? You can’t have it both ways. Sending pictures of your genitalia to 10,000 social media followers (unless you’re a purveyor of porn and the followers have willingly subscribed for such content) is either wrong or it’s not: which is it?

    I believe this is the prevailing attitude that has both been ascribed to and come to be accepted as liberalism, and I am continually disappointed that I ever considered myself a liberal.

  262. What is the connection between the war in Libya, the IMF and the world bank? If there is one?

  263. Wow, what WaPo & NYT are doing amounts to inviting people to publicly stone Palin, imo.

    It’s really a war between the media and Palin. The media that brought us Bush & Obama. Hmm, I wonder whose side I am on. What a bunch of shameless woman-hating pigs.

  264. Betty,

    Oil…over a 100 billion in foreign reserves even after the U.S. and others have frozen their assets.

    Not sure what else.

  265. I don’t see the comparison of Bill Clinton and a**hole Weiner.

    Did Bill conduct his affair with ML for the world to see on the Internet?

    Were BC’s motivations for a sex romp with a human being considered abnormal behavior even though he was married, alone most of the time, raising his daughter?

    Does Bill use exhibitionist behavior as an instrument to attract attention to himself hoping to increase his popularity and expand his fanbase?

    Is having consensual contact with a woman F2F 21+ yrs old or older the same as having anonymous sexting sessions with a person on the internet you do not know: whether you are dealing with a man or a woman or an underage boy or girl?

    I don’t see the similarities especially as I mentioned before,
    Tony ‘Baloney’ Weiner accomplishments mirror nothing remotely resembling Bill Clinton’s.

    So, someone, please clue me in-

  266. well at least we didnt need a magnifying glass to see it, at least he did have something to show. I’d have felt sorry for him if it had been a tiddler.

  267. It just goes to show these days you have to be whiter than white and twitter and facebook are not the places to be throwing your dick out on because its completely logged, easily hacked. What is it with people getting their bits out on social media.

    Do they honestly think it would remain private?

    I mean seriously, did he not think, hey i’m a congressman, no one will hand my dick pic to the press.

  268. #
    confloyd
    June 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Gotta go to work….but thrilled I have a job….BTW…I’ve lost a total of 71 lbs….and we are booked for our Bahamas cruise…I still have 69 more pounds to go to achieve my voyaging weight…LOL!
    __________________

    OMG- confloyd, you’re doing GREAT! I see you’ve overcome that awful plateau that happens at some point when your goal is heavy weight loss. Going to be one svelte chic on your cruise- take lots of pics and don’t forget to post them…

  269. It was just a matter of time
    *******************

    Bachmann consultant Ed Rollins: Palin hasn’t been serious for years

    POSTED AT 3:51 PM ON JUNE 7, 2011 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

    Via the Daily Caller and Politico, if jabs like this are already being thrown before Palin’s even in the race, how brutal will things be in six months when the two of them and Herman Cain are battling for the grassroots vote in Iowa? Good lord.

    It’s going to be a long, hot, nasty summer, my friends.

    “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and friends. “She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship.”…

    “Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here, she has been an attorney, she has done important things with family values.”

    “She is probably the best communicator [in the GOP field] now that Mike Huckabee’s not in there,” he said.

    That’s from Ben Smith, who describes Rollins as Bachmann’s new “top consultant” even though it sounds from yesterday’s CBS scoop like he’ll actually be managing her campaign. This isn’t the first time Rollins has derided Palin, either; remember this op-ed for CNN in December where he described her as a “gadfly” and told her, “If you want to be a serious presidential candidate, get to work”? At the time, it looked like he was tearing her down in advance of another Huckabee run. Now that Huck’s out, he’s landed with her other chief competitor. I was skeptical of that Politico piece a few weeks ago alleging a quiet feud between the two sides, but Rollins’s comments fit the description of Team Bachmann’s outlook perfectly: “[E]ach camp views the other with a level of suspicion, with some of Palin’s supporters seeing Bachmann as a B-list version of their icon, and some in Bachmann’s camp regarding Palin as a short-timer without Bachmann’s record or tenure.” Which raises the question, did Bachmann hire Rollins in spite of his criticisms of Palin — or because of them?

    Realistically, because of the huge name-recognition gap between them, she has no choice but to draw contrasts with Palin based on biography rather than on policy. They’re too similar on the issues; if MB sticks to preaching the tea-party gospel without going negative, she risks being dismissed as the lesser-known “B-list Palin” mentioned above. Her obvious play is to hit Palin and Cain on their comparative inexperience and alleged unelectability. E.g., “I’m the one who delivered the tea party rebuttal to the SOTU, I’m the one who’s taking tough votes right now on behalf of conservatives, I’m the one who knows how to beat the D.C. machine after studying it from the inside,” etc. Rollins’s comments are consistent with that strategy. The one thing I can’t figure out, though, is why he’d attack Palin before she’s even announced her candidacy. If she ends up not running, Bachmann will need her endorsement to help propel her past Pawlenty and Cain in Iowa. After this, who knows if she’ll get it? Why alienate an influential potential ally before you absolutely have to?

  270. votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    A Big Uh-huh!

    Asking, how far to we have to lower the bar to accommodate these low self-esteem sicko Representatives with nothing going for them but a big mouth willing to speak Truth to power? They can be replaced by any number of thousands of people who have suffered under the stewardship of Obama and have nothing to lose because they’ve lost it all already.

  271. moononpluto
    June 9th, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    ———————

    That is the part that is so surprising. They think they are smart but they are so dumb. How does Obama remain so damn ‘clean’? (it is a rhetorical question, don’t answer that).

    Gonzotx, adults, men and women engage in such behavior all over the world. If he sent his dick to a woman, I want to know under what circumstances, whether it was consensual, what was the extent of the woman’s participation and so on. If there is abuse and harassment that is a different question and so far I have not seen that. I am not ready to crucify him for what might have been a private communication notwithstanding the fact that the fool used such public vehicles like twitter and facebook.

  272. Mrs S-

    I agree with you about Bill being compared to weenie.

    No comparison and I think it’s a silly argument to try and prop up the Weiner.

    I personally think he is a public purv, others may be more accepting.

    I feel sorry for his wife and family and it is up to the voters on if they want to kick him out, but I sure would.

  273. WTF : FLASH: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeking World Bank presidency, sources say.

    She is so running in 2016.

  274. pm317
    Oh, let us not get carried away with moral indignation. Unless we see the full extent of his communication with all women, there is no evidence of predatory behavior.
    ************************
    this comment is more in answer to your statement that you hadn’t heard of a long history of Weiner preying on young women. Vanity Fair wrote a piece in 2001 on 3 young female interns in Wash DC and how they viewed Washington and the people they met. She named Weiner by name as one Rep who hung out in the bars near the Capitol and hit on the young interns, telling them he was an auto parts salesman and even had business cards printed up. Apparently the only thing that changed in his routine is that now he admits he is a congressman. The Vanity Fair piece was pulled after 9/11 and died away. She is back out there talking about it now. He has a long history of being an overt chaser. I agree that these stupid women seemed to have kept this up with him, but it’s his career that was endangered by his behavior.

  275. Hillary is getting out of the administration. She really is a wonder to take that on, they would give it to her in a second.

  276. The George Soros-funded activist group Moveon.org has admitted it was behind a hoax Youtube video in which it appeared the ticker outside News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters had been hacked and reprogrammed with an anti-Fox News script calling for revolution.

    MoveOn.org admitted it set up fake identities for the alleged hackers and even released a misleading video in which a man, with his face disguised, purported to confess he was behind the Fox News hacking.

    Autographed! Get the book that finally exposes Obama and his team of anti-American radicals: Aaron Klein’s “The Manchurian President” at WND’s Superstore

    The entire scheme, it turns out, was meant to promote the June 23 launch of what MoveOn labels “the largest economic campaign we have ever run.”

    The campaign, titled “Rebuild the Dream,” is co-sponsored by Van Jones, President Obama’s former “green jobs” adviser. Jones resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and implied the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

    The YouTube video, titled “Fox News Got Hacked. Real,” has garnered more than 310,000 views since it was posted last month. It shows several people emerging from a subway outside the Manhattan headquarters of News Corp., the parent of the Fox News Channel.

    The video focuses on the changing Fox News ticker, which is apparently reprogrammed to read: “We are being lied to. Right wingers are destroying the middle class and trying to kill our unions. The country is not broke.”

    Read more: MoveOn.org admits it ‘hacked’ Fox News http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=309181#ixzz1OogDlcuI

  277. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.

    She has said publicly she did not plan to stay on at the State Department for more than four years. Associates say Clinton has expressed interest in having the World Bank job should the Bank’s current president, Robert Zoellick, leave at the end of his term, in the middle of 2012.

    A…source said Obama has already expressed support for the change in her role. It is unclear whether Obama has formally agreed to nominate her for the post, which would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

    ……………………

    Its a clever move for her because it does not tie her to Obama in any way when the shit hits the fan.

  278. Newt appears to be totally out of touch with the country and with being the responsible leader of same. His cruise was the last example of things that he is handing on a silver platter to his critics to use against him. Is this kind of thing that it takes for him to hold onto wife #3.

    If his staff actually left for Rick Perry or Rick Perry decided to send out trial balloons about running for prez because his staff freed themselves to be available to him, the bottom line is that he apparently called for succession from the union not that long ago and now he wants to lead it. Fox in the henhouse?

  279. moononpluto
    June 9th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    WTF : FLASH: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeking World Bank presidency, sources say.

    She is so running in 2016.
    ——-

    PLEASE POST THE LINK TO THIS

  280. Here you go.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/43346072

    Exclusive: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said Thursday.

    The former first lady and onetime political rival to President Barack Obama quickly became one of the most influential members of his cabinet after she began her tenure at State in early 2009.

    She has said publicly she did not plan to stay on at the State Department for more than four years. Associates say Clinton has expressed interest in having the World Bank job should the Bank’s current president, Robert Zoellick, leave at the end of his term, in the middle of 2012.

    “Hillary Clinton wants the job,” said one source who knows the secretary well.

    A second source also said Clinton wants the position.

    A third source said Obama has already expressed support for the change in her role. It is unclear whether Obama has formally agreed to nominate her for the post, which would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

    The White House declined to comment.

    A spokesman for Clinton, Philippe Reines, denied she wanted the job or had conversations with the White House about it.

    Revelations of these discussions could hurt Clinton’s efforts as America’s top diplomat if she is seen as a lame duck in the job at a time of great foreign policy challenges for the Obama administration.

    However, the timing of the discussions is not unusual given that the United States is considering whether to support another European as head of the World Bank’s sister organization, the IMF.

    More…

  281. 2016….Hillary,

    foreign policy…check, economics…check, first lady….check, senator….check.

  282. As much as I love the man’s intellect and drool over whatever he has to say in public, BC got blowjobs from a young intern half his age or less, who was in his employment. It is laughable that some of you can accept and defend him for that. You could perhaps be consistent and say that you find that aspect of him troubling. Whereas for many of us, sex is what it is, a private matter especially if it is consensual and we don’t expect them to be saints. Weiner thing seems to be consensual so far. Show me abuse and harassment before calling him a predator.

  283. “Exclusive: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank”

    Bad Choice foe her, no Hillary, stay away from them.

  284. What exactly does the World Bank head do and where is the World Bank headquartered. Soon HRC will officially become Superwomen and soar into the stratosphere!

  285. Thanks for the link MOON…I am still scratching my head over thinking of Hillary wanting this.

    I want her to drop Barry like a hot turd, but this move????

    Any additional info would be appreciated.

  286. BigCatLover
    June 9th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    What exactly does the World Bank head do and where is the World Bank headquartered. Soon HRC will officially become Superwomen and soar into the stratosphere!

    😆

  287. gonzotx
    June 9th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    It was just a matter of time
    ____________

    Sarah can make a simple statement saying Rollins doesn’t have my permission to speak for me…

  288. Well, the World Bank is supposed to be about addressing poverty; if Hillary were in charge I have no doubt she would be a reformer in there and make it do it’s mission.

  289. I think Hillary at the World Bank is good news for the people on the street in developing countries but not so much for the bureaucracy.

  290. Well look what i posted above, if Obama gets a 2nd term, she aint tied to it, out of US politics, in fact running the world bank gives huge economic credential to her and then she can ride back in 2016 and take the White house.

    World Bank is still hq’ed in Washington DC but she is not answerable to Obama in anyway but becomes very very powerful.

  291. World Bank is still hq’ed in Washington DC but she is not answerable to Obama in anyway but becomes very very powerful.

    ——-
    Well, I want her to stay here in the US…at least I like that.

    But….isn’t it darn strange that this is leaking out right now, and her dude denies it?

  292. #
    votermom
    June 9th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Well, the World Bank is supposed to be about addressing poverty; if Hillary were in charge I have no doubt she would be a reformer in there and make it do it’s mission.
    ______________________

    Exactly- who the Hell gives a flying fig about the bureaucrats.

  293. http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTSITETOOLS/0,,contentMDK:20147466~menuPK:344189~pagePK:98400~piPK:98424~theSitePK:95474,00.html

    About The World Bank

    What is the World Bank, and what does it do? FAQ

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We help governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes. For more information about the Bank, what we do and how we do it, please go to the About Us section of our website.

    What is the World Bank, and what does it do?

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We help governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes. For more information about the Bank, what we do and how we do it, please go to the About Us section of our website.

    [snip]

    Who runs the Bank? What are the Boards of Governors and Executive Directors, and how are they selected?

    The Board of Executive Directors and the president of the Bank—who serves as chairman of the board—are responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, oversee the work of the Bank on a daily basis, and perform their duties under powers delegated to them by the Board of Governors. The directors meet twice a week in Washington, D.C., to approve new loans and review bank operations and policies.
    The Board of Governors is made up of shareholders—187 member countries—who are the ultimate policymakers at the Bank. Generally, the governors are member countries’ ministers of finance or ministers of development. They meet once a year at the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund to set the overall policies of the institution, review country membership and perform other tasks. Because the governors meet only annually, they delegate specific duties to the 24 Executive Directors, who work on-site at the Bank.

    According to the Articles of Agreement, the five largest shareholders, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, each appoint an executive director, while other member countries are represented by 19 executive directors who represent constituencies in several countries. Each of the directors is elected by a country or group of countries every two years. It is customary for election rules to ensure that a wide geographical balance is maintained on the board.

    Who is the president of the Bank, and how is the president elected?

    Robert B. Zoellick is the 11th president of the Bank. He is chairman of the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors and is also president of the five interrelated organizations that make up the World Bank Group. The president is elected by the board of governors for a five-year, renewable term.
    To learn more about the Bank’s past presidents, go to the Archives.


    The archives show that no woman has ever been President!

  294. In many respects I could see why Hillary might want this job, assuming it is true:

    – It would get her out of the Ubama stinking, sinking ship of an administration.

    – It would let her work directly to help women in poverty and give her a louder voice for her activism.

    – It would work in many of the same areas as the Clinton Global Initiative

    – She could delegate instead of running around the world trying to clean up after the Fraud, and she would run the show.

    – The third finger salute to those in America that wouldn’t let the best woman become our President

  295. Well its what we said, if she was not going to run in 2012, get the hell as far away as possible so you aint tied to that hindenburg of a Presidency.

  296. Clinton’s staff is denying it but thats not unusual, as you cant be seen to be lobbying for these jobs and the reporters source for the job interest come from the WH.

  297. I don’t believe the bank info, they are just trying to find something for her to do so she doesn’t give O a run in 2012, they smell blood he’s weak!

  298. Leave it to Bill and Hillary to figure something out like that. Head of the World Bank, with the financial crisis we are in is really an important positon to be in, yes, more important than the US President’s position.

  299. “Revelations of these discussions could hurt Mrs Clinton’s efforts as America’s top diplomat if she is seen as a lame duck in the job at a time of great foreign policy challenges for the Obama administration.

    However, the timing of the discussions is not unusual given that the United States is considering whether to support another European as head of the World Bank’s sister organisation, the IMF.”

    So who is trying to scupper her move by leaking it?

  300. So who is trying to scupper her move by leaking it?

    ———-
    Yup, that is what I keep asking.

    And what if it was just a passing thought of Hillary’s at one time, and someone leaked it to cause a ruckus?

    If she really did talk to Barry about nominating her, maybe his side kick leaked it to cause a frenzy or try to weaken her if she didn’t get it?

  301. Kind of funny when you think about it, Hillary doesn’t even say a word and the buzz is like lightening!

  302. I don’t pretend to understand inside politics, but xouldn’t this be a coup for Obama to have nominated someone in his cabinet and one of his people, so to speak. Why scuttle her chances if she has expressed an interest in the job?

  303. I just checked to see if Drudge picked up the story, and here is the title he picked…

    Report -Hillary Job Shopping

  304. Because Obama is a vengeful beast, he has’nt and never will forgive her for daring to challenge him in 2008, Obama would happily leave her on the wasteland if he could.

  305. BigCat

    I am just making wild guesses here, who am I? 😉

    Why scuttle her chances if she has expressed an interest in the job?

    – If her people deny it, we don’t know if it’s even true yet…if it isn’t true, why try to show her as trying to job shop?

    – If she did talk to him, and ask him to nominate her for this position, why let it leak our right now?

    The position doesn’t open up until mid 2012. (I think that is the time frame I read on one of these sites).
    And, Barry can only nominate her, it then has to be voted on by 187 others from other countries.

  306. Freakin’ now Drudge has moved the story about Hillary to the big top of the page and changed the title to:

    Hillary wants World Bank!!

  307. Why is right? I thought the 2012 timeframe is perfect for her since she wants to leave the SOS job in 2012 and it takes time to move these high level VIP jobs through the process. But to leak it now is very suspicious if Obama did it.

  308. Hillary Clinton has denied reports that she is planning to quit her job next year to become head of the World Bank.

    The US secretary of state and former first lady has said publicly she did not plan to stay on at the State Department for more than four years. Associates told Reuters that Clinton has told the White House she would be interested in the World Bank job should current president, Robert Zoellick, leave at the end of his term, in the middle of 2012.

    Such a move would come as America’s top diplomat is dealing with the toughest set of foreign policy challenges yet faced by the Obama administration. Clinton is orchestrating US reaction to the Arab Spring uprisings and the continuing unrest in the middle east and war in Afghanistan.

    Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines flatly denied the report to The Washington Post.

    “100% untrue, Reuters is wrong,” Reines wrote in an e-mail to the paper.

    Alex Slater, managing director of Democratic consultancy SKDK, said he was “surprised” by the reports: “She has done an incredible job at the state department and her approval ratings are extremely high,” he said. Slater said he had no knowledge of her intentions but said she had always made clear that she was going to leave after the first term.

    Clinton would need the approval of the 187 member countries of the World Bank in order to secure the job. She is widely seen to have done an excellent job at the state department after her unsuccessful attempt to beat president Barack Obama to lead the Democrat’s into the 2008 election.

    The World Bank has traditionally been headed by an American. The US is currently assessing candidates for the top job at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank’s sister organisation, and now is a sensitive moement for negotiations over both jobs. The IMF job came free after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn following allegations of attempted rape.

    The IMF has traditionally been headed by a European. One leading candidate is France’s finance minister Christine Lagarde, who has yet to secure US approval for her bid. Neither the IMF nor the World Bank have ever been led by a woman.

    Should Clinton leave, John Kerry, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and a close Obama ally, is seen as a possible replacement for her. But it will be difficult to match her star power.

    The World Bank would provide Clinton with a platform for many of her biggest concerns. The organisation provides billions in funds to the world’s poorest countries and Clinton has long been vocal on global development issues.

  309. BigCatLover
    June 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    How reliable is Drudge (I don’t go to his site).
    ———
    Drudge does not write the stories on his blog, he is kind of like Daily PUMA, just posts titles and the links.

    Drudge carries most of the stories we talk about on the blog. 😉

  310. Drudge is basically a parrot, have no idea how he managed to become that famous for repeating the same stuff we find out hours before.

  311. wbboei
    June 9th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Is an Attack on Iran in the Works?
    By Larry Johnson on June 8, 2011 at 9:09 PM in Current Affairs
    ——————————————————

    Deja vu. Johnson’s article seems a lot like LPAC’s article of three days earlier.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011 • 9:04 AM
    Will Bibi And Obama Bomb Iran This Summer?

    “A recent article in Ha’aretz by Amir Oren warned that “between the end of June and Gates’ retirement, and the end of September and Mullen’s retirement, the danger that Netanyahu and [Ehud] Barak will aim at a surprise in Iran …”

    http://www.larouchepac.com/node/18353

  312. I am not ready to crucify him for what might have been a private communication notwithstanding the fact that the fool used such public vehicles like twitter and facebook.
    ***************

    PM, there is actually something called morals.

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