EMT 6/20/15 [krakatoa]

Look at that. Another Saturday.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:00 AM




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1 An EMT early in the morning? On a Saturday? What in the wide wide world of sports is going on around this place?

Posted by: RickZ at June 20, 2015 05:58 AM (YAPNU)

2 How boozy is YOUR region? Map reveals the drunkest states in America, with West Virginia and Nevada topping the list

http://dailym.ai/1MUoZvb

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2015 05:59 AM (7YlUk)

3 Is There Anything More Oppressive than Hetero-Normative Dogs?

Because hetero-sexuality doesn't exist amongst mammals!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9240

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2015 05:59 AM (7YlUk)

4 $50billion canal in Nicaragua could allow Chinese submarines to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific undetected

http://dailym.ai/1MUqh9E

Posted by: The Fruited Hat at June 20, 2015 06:01 AM (7YlUk)

5 Well I'm up, and slightly hung over. Good morning early fappers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 06:02 AM (PxqU/)

6 Girl murdered by soldiers because they could not decide who would rape her first as Sudan's troops slaughter 129 children by castrating boys and throwing families into burning houses

http://dailym.ai/1BCqU7f

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2015 06:02 AM (7YlUk)

7 Well,
either I put on pants,
or light a fire in the fire pit.

Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Quotous Loo at June 20, 2015 06:04 AM (cxTH5)

8 Light your pants on fire in the pit. Avoid temptation.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 20, 2015 06:05 AM (QLqUE)

9 Fire pit! Pants are oppression, man.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 06:05 AM (PxqU/)

10 Few minutes until I start my 11 hour solo trek to FL. Wish me luck.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 20, 2015 06:05 AM (2cS/G)

11 "with West Virginia and Nevada topping the list"

Once the Reid brothers are gone Nevada will a big drop.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 20, 2015 06:06 AM (QLqUE)

12 Heh!

I love you guys.
In a philosophical way.

Posted by: Quotous Loo at June 20, 2015 06:07 AM (cxTH5)

13 ake a big drop.....

Coffee. More of it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 20, 2015 06:07 AM (QLqUE)

14 Take.

Can 3 times be the charm.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 20, 2015 06:07 AM (QLqUE)

15 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 20, 2015 06:11 AM (KCxzN)

16 It's unfair Dustin Johnson can drive the ball so far. They should put a distance tax on him to avoid inequality.

Posted by: pga marxist at June 20, 2015 06:12 AM (WCnJW)

17
Rick Perry calls Charleston shooting an 'accident'

Perrys campaign staff was quick to insist that Perry misspoke, intending to say incident instead of accident.

The Hill




Quick on the lips as ever. Maybe Perry should try doing his speeches in sign language.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 06:17 AM (kdS6q)

18 "Look at that. Another Saturday."
________

My 2,563rd.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 20, 2015 06:20 AM (3d2XV)

19
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday said the Confederate flag is part of the heritage of his home state of South Carolina, rebuffing calls for it to be taken down after a mass shooting in the state.

"Well, at the end of the day it's time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision. [That] would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are," Graham said on CNN when asked if the flag should stop flying at the Statehouse. "It works here, that's what the Statehouse agreed to do. You could probably visit other places in the country near some symbol that doesn't quite strike you right."

The Hill



Why Scarlett! You fiery minx.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 06:20 AM (kdS6q)

20 You know the political world is upside down when Graham is a the voice of reason on any subject.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 20, 2015 06:26 AM (QLqUE)

21 Non-judgemental morning, cisMorons.

Posted by: fluffy at June 20, 2015 06:26 AM (2iV3X)

22 Guns are the problem - guns that shoot Confederate flags.

And media outlets like Fox News - not Fox News in particular, but channels similar to Fox News, the ones that would-be murderers watch.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 20, 2015 06:29 AM (3d2XV)

23
Good Lord!
What am I doing up this early on a Saturday?

'scuse me, I'm going back to the bunk.

For Sleep.

Posted by: TheSev at June 20, 2015 06:29 AM (3Vv0F)

24
The secretive federal court that oversees the nations spies is laying the groundwork for temporarily reauthorizing the National Security Agencys (NSA) sweeping collection of U.S. phone records.

In an order released on Friday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said that a brief lapse in some Patriot Act provisions would not bar the court from renewing the NSAs powers.

The Hill



Ah -- our Star Chamber. The legal Society for Creative Anachronism.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 06:31 AM (kdS6q)

25 THERE IS A CHANCE OF MAINLY NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE TODAY
MAINLY SOUTH OF CAPITAL REGION AND EVERYWHERE TONIGHT.

That's the Hazardous Weather Outlook for my area today. What does it even mean? Other than that the National Weather Service doesn't want to get sued?

Posted by: FireHorse at June 20, 2015 06:32 AM (3d2XV)

26 "Cocaine is a helluva drug"

Dustin Johnson

Posted by: Sonny Jr at June 20, 2015 06:40 AM (9w04j)

27 Cocaine is a helluva drug"

Dustin Johnson

Posted by: Sonny Jr at June 20, 2015 06:40 AM (9w04j)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUfYNQsr3h8

Posted by: The Snowblind Hat at June 20, 2015 06:42 AM (7YlUk)

28 Cocaine is a helluva drug"

Dustin Johnson

Posted by: Sonny Jr at June 20, 2015 06:40 AM (9w04j)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUfYNQsr3h8

Posted by: The Snowblind Hat at June 20, 2015 06:42 AM (7YlUk)

29 Morning all!
Got a meeting then hosting an AOS lifestyle grad party for my oldest -- 0% chance of precipitation today!
Praise the Lord for answered prayers!

Posted by: Ruth at June 20, 2015 06:47 AM (oo88B)

30 Good morning Morons. Looks like it was a good thing I did not get up at 2 am and spend 4 hours getting news links yesterday.


But I just got up today so no news today either.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 20, 2015 06:52 AM (GpgJl)

31
Meanwhile, in Pommyland:

An imam who the authorities believe acted as a recruiting sergeant for a terrorist group has had his electronic tag removed after a British judge ruled that it was a breach of his human rights.

Lawyers for the suspected extremist, who lives in this country, successfully argued that it breached the European Convention on Human Rights because the suspect believed it was a bomb and contained a camera.

Mr Justice Collins, sitting in London, ruled that requiring the man to continue wearing the ankle tag, which is slightly larger than a sports watch, breached his human rights because his mental illness and delusional thoughts had grown worse.

The Telegraph

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 06:53 AM (kdS6q)

32 But I just got up today so no news today either. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 20, 2015 06:52 AM

We should chastise you severely for being lazy, Vic, but I'm kinda liking a ragestroke-free morning for once!

Even if it's just ignorance that lightens my mood....

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 20, 2015 06:54 AM (P8YHq)

33 >>>30 Good morning Morons. Looks like it was a good thing I did not get up at 2 am and spend 4 hours getting news links yesterday.

In a nutshell, we continue our journey through the looking glass.

Posted by: fluffy at June 20, 2015 06:54 AM (2iV3X)

34 I'm seeing a remarkable similarity between Brian Williams and Shrillery Klintoon. Both liars, both grossly overpaid, both praised by their fanbois for "talents" not in evidence.

NBC is apparently paying Williams a half-million bucks per viewer for his new MSNBC gig.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 20, 2015 06:58 AM (P8YHq)

35 Fire pit! Pants are oppression, man.
Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 06:05 AM (PxqU/)


*ahem*

"Questionable tensile strength"

BRB. Bunk

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 07:01 AM (V+kmg)

36 "Look at that. Another Saturday."
________

My 2,563rd.
Posted by: FireHorse at June 20, 2015 06:20 AM (3d2XV)



Get off my lawn, whippersnapper.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 07:03 AM (V+kmg)

37 Muhammad hates me
Muhammad hates me
Muhammad hate me
the Koran tells me so

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2015 07:10 AM (zspI2)

38 If more minorities wake up like this, the progtards are in deep trouble.

First one.

http://tinyurl.com/ne22fnf

Second one. (Facebook page)

https://www.facebook.com/michele.conry/videos/10204290099283731/?pnref=story

They go off on LIbEralS. Seriously, go off.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at June 20, 2015 07:11 AM (CFcIt)

39 26 "Cocaine is a helluva drug" 

Dustin Johnson
----------------------------
Tell me about it!
Someone should write a song...

Posted by: JJ Cale at June 20, 2015 07:12 AM (YaAEf)

40
Meanwhile, over at Reason -- Libertarian science:

Jenner Is a Woman and Dolezal Is Black: Self-Fashioning in the 21st Century
People should be free to assert whatever gender or racial identity they feel.

Ronald Bailey is a science correspondent at Reason magazine and author of Liberation Biology (Prometheus).

reason.com/archives/2015/06/19/jenner-is-a-woman-and-dolezal-is-black-s

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 07:12 AM (kdS6q)

41 People should be free to assert whatever gender or racial identity they feel.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 07:12 AM (kdS6q)


You are free to say that 2 + 2 = 5.

But don't you ever dare demand that I say that 2 + 2 = 5.

Posted by: There are FOUR Hats! at June 20, 2015 07:15 AM (7YlUk)

42 People should be free to assert whatever gender or racial identity they feel.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 07:12 AM (kdS6q)


You are free to say that 2 + 2 = 5.

But don't you ever dare demand that I say that 2 + 2 = 5.

Posted by: There are FOUR Hats! at June 20, 2015 07:15 AM (7YlUk)

43 You are free to say that 2 + 2 = 5.
But don't you ever dare demand that I say that 2 + 2 = 5.

Posted by: There are FOUR Hats!
----------------------------
I was told there would be no math...

Posted by: JJ Cale at June 20, 2015 07:17 AM (YaAEf)

44 Reason -- Libertarian science

Reason just needs to stop pretending.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at June 20, 2015 07:17 AM (CFcIt)

45 Upstate NY is having it's coldest spring since 1982.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 07:17 AM (VVrB8)

46 Night... erm, Morning all.

Here is "Chicks Dig Giant Robots" by Deathwish IX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7PjQnw_E0U

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2015 07:19 AM (7YlUk)

47 LDC: j...Perry misspoke, intending to say incident instead of accident.

Oh, I do that kind of thing sometimes. Just yesterday.

Not necessarily a flaw you want in a man with his finger on the button.

"Did I say start a nuclear war with Russia? I meant to order a cucumber salad with Russian dressing!"

MMmmmmmmmORNing, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - partying like it's right now at June 20, 2015 07:20 AM (XWb4y)

48 >>> Upstate NY is having it's coldest spring since 1982.

And you know why.

Posted by: fluffy at June 20, 2015 07:22 AM (2iV3X)

49
Mashable: My Apple Watch Review - Newt Gingrich


Glad to see he picked up some part time work.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 20, 2015 07:23 AM (kdS6q)

50 The Weather Channel cont. to run endless stories how we are in big trouble. Food will be in short supple according to Cary Fowler, with the coming Global Catastrophe. He and the pope are on the same channel.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 07:26 AM (VVrB8)

51 Morning all. Rain here in northern MN. But that mean indoor time with coffee for a few hours.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at June 20, 2015 07:27 AM (l0lja)

52 Oh hell no, Hat. You are not allowed to say that 2+2 = 5 if you are the guy measuring the I-beams for the bridge that I have to drive across to get to work.


Reality, it's more important than proggie "science"guys would have idiots believe.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 20, 2015 07:27 AM (mvenn)

53

DAY 956

507 to go (580 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress myth manufacturers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 20, 2015 07:29 AM (St6BJ)

54 This should be good.

The IRS Loses Again

Z Street may soon get to see why the agency sat on its application.

The story of IRS targeting of conservative groups that disagreed with Obama Administration policy isn't over. On Friday the IRS lost another big battle, as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a viewpoint discrimination lawsuit against the agency can proceed. Next stop, discovery.

The lawsuit began when the Pennsylvania-based pro-Israel group Z Street applied for tax-exempt status in 2009. When Z Street called to inquire about its application, it says an IRS agent said the agency had a policy that required Israel-related applications to get extra scrutiny in a special unit in Washington. Z Street sued in federal court but the IRS claimed the Anti-Injunction Act prevents suits meant to evade the collection of taxes and because the IRS was protected by the doctrine of sovereign immunity. The IRS lost in district court but appealed.

Last month we told you about the oral argument at the D.C. Circuit when appellate judges Merrick Garland, David Tatel and David Sentelle were appalled by the IRS argument. Is the agency's position really that "the IRS is free to discriminate on the basis of viewpoint, religion, race [for 270 days]?" Judge Garland asked, "You don't actually think that?" The court's decision on Friday echoed those sentiments.


wsj

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: Scat'n away the afternoon at June 20, 2015 07:30 AM (qCMvj)

55
Man, those lemon drops do sneak up on you. Thank goodness for coffee.

And good morning, all. Let the rape-shifting begin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 20, 2015 07:31 AM (St6BJ)

56 The IRS now has seven days to appeal (Z Street v. Koskinen) to the full circuit court. The agency has been using every tool to delay the lawsuit to get through the last days of the Obama Administration. But if this long-shot fails, Z Street may soon be able to begin discovery, and Z Street says it will seek every document and communication within the IRS as well as between the IRS and other parts of the government germane to its lawsuit or to the special policy regarding pro-Israel groups.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:32 AM (qCMvj)

57 Whenever I see "EMT" I keep thinking "EMP".

So I'm relieved that my computer is still working.

Posted by: rickl at June 20, 2015 07:33 AM (sdi6R)

58 Wasn't the NoVaMoMe last night? I'm in the area and did not note any unusual police activity.

Posted by: Weasel at June 20, 2015 07:34 AM (e3bId)

59 europe is so done


Turn empty Catholic churches into mosques, French Muslim leader says

France's top Muslim official has suggested turning empty or abandoned Catholic churches into mosques, saying as many as 5,000 are needed for the country's Muslim population - the largest in Europe.

"It's a delicate issue, but why not?" Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris and the president of the French Council of Muslim Faith, told Europe 1 radio on Monday.

There are currently about 2,500 mosques in France with another 300 under construction, but the number falls short of what is needed, he said. With roughly 5 million Muslims in France, at least 5,000 mosques are needed, Boubakeur said.
rt.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:36 AM (qCMvj)

60 Wasn't the NoVaMoMe last night? I'm in the area and did not note any unusual police activity.
Posted by: Weasel at June 20, 2015 07:34 AM (e3bId)


Nerf bullets, police Corgis and vodka cannons don't make a lot of noise.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 07:38 AM (V+kmg)

61 59
*rage strokes*

Posted by: @votermom at June 20, 2015 07:38 AM (mkgnt)

62 They're not mosques. They're breeding grounds for hate.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at June 20, 2015 07:38 AM (l0lja)

63 They're not mosques. They're breeding grounds for hate.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at June 20, 2015 07:38 AM (l0lja)


They're also weapons storage facilities.

Posted by: RickZ at June 20, 2015 07:40 AM (YAPNU)

64 desperation



Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Costly
A New York scheme to force small business to unionize.

Tammany Hall is supposedly long gone, though sometimes it's hard to tell. For three years community organizers have struggled and failed to unionize New York City's car wash industry. So the new Boss Tweeds are imposing their agenda instead.

The activists at an outfit called Make the Road New York, who claim to speak for Latinos and the working class, claim car washes exploit labor. They have joined with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to write a bill to annex the 130-odd independent car washes across the five boroughs.

The local law requires owners to purchase a $150,000 surety bond and undergo "moral character" reviews to certify compliance with state and federal labor and environmental regulations. Owners can avoid this ransom and post a bond of merely $30,000---but only if their shops are unionized. Naturally, the law sailed through the City Council last week, 43-7, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign it in the coming days.

"Plain and simple, this is a legislative extortion scheme," says Steve Rotlevi, the owner of Zoom Car Spa in Brooklyn and leader of the Association of Car Wash Owners. Similar Gotham businesses like laundromats need only post bonds between $500 and $5,000, while debt collection agencies and tow truck operators pay between $5,000 and $25,000.

Mr. Rotlevi adds that council members "know full well that we will not qualify and can't afford a $150,000 bond, which is why they are requiring it: to force this industry into mass unionization."
wsj.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:40 AM (qCMvj)

65 Good news Baltimore police commissioner says more officers probably will be arrested or forced out. That should make everyone feel better.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 07:41 AM (VVrB8)

66 Insert imam longshanques quote here.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 20, 2015 07:42 AM (gRnk7)

67 59 europe is so done

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:36 AM (qCMvj)



The fact that they haven't started guillotining their political class that allows this shit is a good indicator.

Posted by: rickl at June 20, 2015 07:44 AM (sdi6R)

68 rickl: Whenever I see "EMT" I keep thinking "EMP".

Aha. I'm not the only one!

EMP would be one helluva reset button for the world, eh?

Kind of like the EMT is every day. Except, okay, not much.

Posted by: mindful webworker - partying like it's right now at June 20, 2015 07:47 AM (XWb4y)

69

btw, True Detective returns this Sunday.

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams ...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:50 AM (qCMvj)

70 Foghorn Leghorn: They're not mosques. They're breeding grounds for hate.

Point of order: are these two necessarily exclusive?

RickZ: They're also weapons storage facilities.

They're multi-use facilities!

If I keep cracking wise about mosques, can I get on the SPLC h8rs list with Geller and Barnhardt et al.

Posted by: mindful webworker - love one another is so hard to grasp? at June 20, 2015 07:50 AM (XWb4y)

71
I assume Notre Dame is just an empty Catholic church.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 20, 2015 07:50 AM (St6BJ)

72

Immigration Showdown: Coulter Dominates Maher Panel... vs. Amnesty Champion Gutierrez!

http://www.breitbart.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:51 AM (qCMvj)

73 Tiger is so done.

Why does anyone even talk about him anymore?

TIGER WOODS MISSES U.S. OPEN CUT
breitbart

or, are they scripting the "Greatest Comback!?"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:57 AM (qCMvj)

74 Well I'm up, and slightly hung over. Good morning early fappers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 06:02 AM (PxqU/)

A good day to stay inside and sharpen your weapons

even more!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 07:57 AM (ftVQq)

75 I assume Notre Dame isjust an empty Catholic church.



I've got a hunch you are right.

Posted by: Quasimodo at June 20, 2015 07:59 AM (BO/km)

76 Ugh. Work on Saturday.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at June 20, 2015 07:59 AM (MYPM9)

77 I assume Notre Dame isjust an empty Catholic church.



I've got a hunch you are right.
Posted by: Quasimodo

Stop pulling our chain!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at June 20, 2015 08:00 AM (MYPM9)

78 "He told this YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of this man in white who came to him and said, 'You are killing my people.' And he started to feel really sick and uneasy about what he was doing.... The fighter said just before he killed one Christian, the man said, 'I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.' The Christian was killed and this ISIS fighter actually took the Bible and began to read it. In another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him and he was now asking to become a follower of Christ and to be discipled."
-Nicola Menzie, Christian Post
http://bit.ly/yru-persc-me

h/t Breitbart http://bit.ly/1GpR6NS
h/t Blazing Cat Fur http://bit.ly/1K2cSyt

Slim harvest, one individual, but we'll take what we can get. Praise the Lord! (And pass the...)

Posted by: mindful webworker - love one another is so hard to grasp? at June 20, 2015 08:01 AM (XWb4y)

79
He used to be a Semi-modo and then he got audited.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 20, 2015 08:03 AM (St6BJ)

80 Posted by: Quasimodo

Who? That rings a bell....

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 20, 2015 08:03 AM (Cq0oW)

81 (And pass the...)

Potatoes?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at June 20, 2015 08:03 AM (MYPM9)

82 Dead?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at June 20, 2015 08:05 AM (MYPM9)

83 Hi Hrothgar! I am currently unarmed and armored only by my complete lack of shame.

I thought we were all remarkably we'll behaved last night, don't you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 08:05 AM (PxqU/)

84 >>>>>>Slim harvest, one individual, but we'll take what we can get.

depressing.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 20, 2015 08:06 AM (Cq0oW)

85 Posted by: Quasimodo



Who? That rings a bell....

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 20, 2015 08:03 AM (Cq0oW)

Wasn't he pretty high up in a Ding-Dong trafficking cartel?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:06 AM (ftVQq)

86 Noonan

Hillary Will Glide Above It All

The Democrats can enforce party discipline. The Republican contest will be a free-for-all.

...Mrs. Clinton is almost certainly about to glide to her party's nomination. There will be a few bumps. She will occasionally be pressed and challenged on various questions. There will be back and forth. But her Democratic opponents will not attack her character, her history, her financial decisions, her scandals. They will not go at her personally. She will emerge dinged but not damaged. No one will ravage the queen.

The Republican primary, on the other hand, will be all hell bursting loose. The candidates will spend the next year tearing each other apart on everything and anything. Super PACs are furiously raising money, some of which will be used to take down and slam GOP opponents in negative ads and videos.

At least a few of them will do what Newt Gingrich so effectively did to Mitt Romney in South Carolina in 2012. Mr. Gingrich hit hard on Mr. Romney's investment firm, Bain Capital, and his tax returns. He painted Mr. Romney as a cold, rapacious capitalist who'll close your factory and take your jobs. ...

Here it should be noted that Republicans often speak of Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican." He didn't mean don't attack them. He himself tried to take out a sitting Republican president and went at Gerald Ford hammer and tongs---on the issues. It was never personal, and it had nothing to do with "oppo." It was about great questions, not small people. That's not only how to win, it's how to win with meaning.


we see this coming

The Democrats have an enforcement mechanism to keep all their candidates in line. Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley know without being told that the party will kill them if they tear apart the assumed nominee. Their careers will be over if they go at her personally.

and

A GOP opposition-research veteran said of the Democrats' enforcement mechanism, "As an upstairs-downstairs party, the upstairs is a fairly concentrated place. The Democrats as the 'in' party---the party of Silicon Valley and academia---has interlocking pools of money, brains and talent." When they turn on you, it is like facing "the Death Star." And "on top of that, you have the Clintonian tropism toward score settling and vengeance. What you have in the end is discipline."

The Republicans? "They stand to beat the hell out of each other for months to come."



so depressing, really

not my party

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 08:07 AM (qCMvj)

87 I thought we were all remarkably we'll behaved last night, don't you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 20, 2015 08:05 AM (PxqU/)


Yes, to our shame. I've been perusing the police reports for last night and nobody we know seems to have made the hit parade!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:08 AM (ftVQq)

88 81 (And pass the...)

Potatoes?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at June 20, 2015 08:03 AM (MYPM9)


Corned beef hash this morning. Well, heretical corned beef hash as I put in a diced yellow pepper and a minced Serrano chili, along with the potatoes, onions and corned beef.

Posted by: RickZ at June 20, 2015 08:09 AM (YAPNU)

89 I assume Notre Dame isjust an empty Catholic church.

filled with tourists

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 08:09 AM (qCMvj)

90 Wife wanted me to put pants on this morning. Fight ensued. I lost. Gotta go do errands now that I am dressed.

grumble, grumble

Posted by: Ewoks über Alles at June 20, 2015 08:11 AM (WEIWx)

91 I assume Notre Dame isjust an empty Catholic church.

What!? It's the best school in the world, with the best football program in the universe!

Posted by: Rudy at June 20, 2015 08:11 AM (MYPM9)

92 Actually, Notre Dame is a working cathedral. My wife and I went for Mass while we were in Paris in March.

Posted by: Phil Laicheaux at June 20, 2015 08:13 AM (AjVZP)

93 Here's George Will on McDonald's recent decision to become a "Progressive Burger Company":

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/419924/why-

does-mcdonalds-want-rebrand-progressive-burger-

company-george-will


As usual he kind of tiptoes through the issue, but here's the thing-

Last week, I was in a hurry and needed to grab a fast burger for lunch.

McDonald's is just down the street from where I work and it would have been very easy to stop there.

But, since they are branding themselves as a political entity hostile to people like myself,

I drove out of my way to go elsewhere.


This can't end well for them and pretty much stinks of their failed efforts like the "McLean" to assuage people who don't eat at their restaurants.


They need to remember the hysterical mattress grrrls and pajama boys of the Left never eat at McDonald's.

Even ironically.

Posted by: Transnaturalfake - natural fake who identifies as naturalfake at June 20, 2015 08:15 AM (KUa85)

94 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 08:07 AM (qCMvj)

unsurprising. dems are an ideological party, monolithic. republicans always argue until they build a consensus.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 20, 2015 08:16 AM (Cq0oW)

95

I give up. (for now)

Evil people targeting good people. This really needs to stop.

Fearing Another Lawsuit, Christian Business Owners Stopped Hosting All Weddings. Now Their Business Is Dead.

Charged with discriminating against a gay couple, the owners of another Christian family-run business are being forced to shut their doors.

...Because of their Mennonite faith, the Odgaards told the couple they could not host their wedding.

Within 24 hours, the couple filed a discrimination complaint through the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.



The Daily Signal
http://dailysignal.com/


Oven cleaning this morning.
Have a good one.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 08:16 AM (qCMvj)

96 So my husband talks in his sleep sometimes. Last night was particularly epic.

"Lauren, wake up!"

*grumble grumble. * "what's going on ?"

"Do you see the dolphins?"

... "You're talking in your sleep. Go back to bed"

"No, they're *right* there!!"

Posted by: Lauren at June 20, 2015 08:17 AM (uy2sX)

97 Meanwhile, in Pommyland:

An imam who the authorities believe
acted as a recruiting sergeant for a terrorist group has had his
electronic tag removed after a British judge ruled that it was a breach
of his human rights.

Lawyers for the suspected extremist, who
lives in this country, successfully argued that it breached the European
Convention on Human Rights because the suspect believed it was a bomb
and contained a camera.

Mr Justice Collins, sitting in London,
ruled that requiring the man to continue wearing the ankle tag, which is
slightly larger than a sports watch, breached his human rights because
his mental illness and delusional thoughts had grown worse.

The Telegraph



Sort of the way I think a form 1040 is a document that could blow up in my face and take a picture of me while it is doing that. Cis-normative sanity required by the state that can't legally require me to be able to read.


Interesting point: if the state can't legally require a person to be able to read, how can it legally require that same person to understand the law? I'm sure the applicable legal theory for that is: "Shut up".

Posted by: An Observation at June 20, 2015 08:17 AM (gEqtU)

98 Is Al Sharpton a star on one of those murder-inducing channels like Fox?....just doing a little research for this morning race expert gig......

Posted by: Starbucks Race Expert at June 20, 2015 08:18 AM (7GI9v)

99 @56 artisanal 'ette

Foot dragging to the very end.

I personally can't wait for the last of the Obama presidency to see the pardons he'll be handing out.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 20, 2015 08:19 AM (WEIWx)

100 btw, True Detective returns this Sunday.

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams ...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 20, 2015 07:50 AM (qCMvj)



and Rex the Wonder Dog!

Posted by: Transnaturalfake - natural fake who identifies as naturalfake at June 20, 2015 08:19 AM (KUa85)

101 McDonald's wants to join in with Chipotle and Panera. can't entirely blame them but I think they misread their customers.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 20, 2015 08:19 AM (Cq0oW)

102 Nood.

Posted by: Y-not at June 20, 2015 08:19 AM (RWGcK)

103 "
Within 24 hours, the couple filed a discrimination complaint through the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.
"

So sick of these whiny bitches.

Posted by: Lauren at June 20, 2015 08:20 AM (uy2sX)

104 Same here TNF. I haven't been to McDs since they hired Gibbs. Dont really miss it either.

Posted by: Quasimodo at June 20, 2015 08:22 AM (BO/km)

105 europe is so done

There's a beautiful 19th century church building with spire on High School Rd north of the airport that's now a mosque--actually a mosque, not just some asshole running his mouth about turning it into one.

North America is so done?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 20, 2015 08:25 AM (rHXGG)

106 93
Last week, I was in a hurry and needed to grab a fast burger for lunch.

McDonald's is just down the street from where I work and it would have been very easy to stop there.

But, since they are branding themselves as a political entity hostile to people like myself,

I drove out of my way to go elsewhere.

Posted by: Transnaturalfake - natural fake who identifies as naturalfake at June 20, 2015 08:15 AM (KUa85)



I've been stopping at McDonald's for breakfast on my way to work for years. It's directly on my way, and it's a good franchise with good workers.

There is a Chik-fil-A that is inconveniently located, and would require going out of my way. I would have to leave home earlier in order to stop there and still get to work on time.

But I'm thinking about it.


If a loyal customer like me is having these thoughts, this is going to kill McDonald's.

Posted by: rickl at June 20, 2015 08:25 AM (sdi6R)

107 @86 artisanal 'ette


Noonan the Obama supporter? Does anyone still read her tripe?

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 20, 2015 08:26 AM (WEIWx)

108 I think all the fast food restaurants have to toe the progressive line now. With $15 just around the bend, they have to delay it as long as possible.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 08:27 AM (VVrB8)

109 Bliss is being along at home, and not having CNN blaring in the kitchen in the early morning....really bliss. Not having all the blame, and endless covering of the same story over and over.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 08:29 AM (VVrB8)

110 (There's also a Sikh temple on High School Rd. It looks very well fortified, probably to protect themselves from the mosque to the south. Given that Sikhs won't slaughter me unless I'm attacking them first, they're alright by me.)

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 20, 2015 08:30 AM (rHXGG)

111 Bliss is being along at home, and not having CNN
blaring in the kitchen in the early morning....really bliss. Not having
all the blame, and endless covering of the same story over and over.


Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 08:29 AM (VVrB


My blood pressure dropped 15 points once I got Pandora set up on the good audio system, Bach and Handel 24/7!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:31 AM (ftVQq)

112 Yes, to our shame. I've been perusing the police reports for last night and nobody we know seems to have made the hit parade!
Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:08 AM (ftVQq)


I did get a photo from Cochran this morning that was time stamped at 2:57 a.m.

He appeared not to be wearing pants.

#MoronLifestyle

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 08:33 AM (V+kmg)

113 My blood pressure dropped 15 points once I got Pandora set up on the good audio system, Bach and Handel 24/7!
Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:31 AM (ftVQq)


Take one of these and call me in the morning

http://tinyurl.com/p8wlepy

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 08:35 AM (V+kmg)

114 93 McDonald's is just down the street from where I work and it would have been very easy to stop there.

But, since they are branding themselves as a political entity hostile to people like myself,

I drove out of my way to go elsewhere.


That's a direct hit. Dead on target. They can be as Progressive as they want, and I'll eat elsewhere. I went from 'very occasionally' to 'nope'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 20, 2015 08:35 AM (UbiUC)

115 NBC realizes that hard core progressives are now the only ones gullible enough to swallow Brian Williams' lies - hence: MSNBC.

Posted by: An Observation at June 20, 2015 08:39 AM (gEqtU)

116 monologue...

dialogue...

blogalogue!

Posted by: mindful webworker - one, two, whee! at June 20, 2015 08:41 AM (XWb4y)

117 So what exactly has McDonalds been doing? I've missed something, evidently.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 20, 2015 08:41 AM (a42f0)

118 Noonan the Obama supporter? Does anyone still read her tripe?

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 20, 2015 08:26 AM (WEIWx)
Yes, she is an asshole, but she is 100% in the article.GOPe = stupid

Posted by: Velvet Ambition greatest thing since before sliced bread at June 20, 2015 08:42 AM (R8hU8)

119 I personally can't wait for the last of the Obama presidency to see the pardons he'll be handing out.


I want it on the record that my prediction is that he doesn't pardon anyone in his administration. Pardons would imply loyalty - of which he has not even the concept. People unclear on that should ask Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens for his view of Obama's loyalty.

Posted by: An Observation at June 20, 2015 08:44 AM (gEqtU)

120 Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2015 08:35 AM (V+kmg)

I do hope Cochran, preferably after putting on pants, will assemble the assorted rantings from the MoMee and put them up in the sidebar.

That CD looks like the ticket.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:44 AM (ftVQq)

121 Black lives matter, 4 only wounded overnight in Chicago.

Posted by: Colin at June 20, 2015 08:46 AM (VVrB8)

122 Yes, she is an asshole, but she is 100% in the article.GOPe = stupid


Posted by: Velvet Ambition greatest thing since before sliced bread at June 20, 2015 08:42 AM (R8hU

Blind pig, truffles, some assembly required!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 20, 2015 08:46 AM (ftVQq)

123 117 >> So what exactly has McDonalds been doing? I've missed something, evidently.

Read the George Will linked piece at #93

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 20, 2015 08:56 AM (UbiUC)

124 Read the George Will linked piece at #93

I'm not really seeing how the introduction of kale to its menu constitutes hostility to conservatives. Nothing he mentions really rising above the "silly corporate gimmick" level, honestly.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 20, 2015 09:04 AM (a42f0)

125 124 Hillary Clinton 2008 "I like to think of myself as a progressive."

Progressive Insurance -- The founder is a huge benefactor of the Dem party; the company name is no accident.

McDonalds now wants to be a progressive burger company. As far as I'm concerned, they have announced a political alliance with the Left. So be it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 20, 2015 09:14 AM (UbiUC)

126 124
I'm not really seeing how the introduction of kale to its menu constitutes hostility to conservatives. Nothing he mentions really rising above the "silly corporate gimmick" level, honestly.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 20, 2015 09:04 AM (a42f0)



Maybe this will help.

The meaning will perhaps be explained by the progressive burger company's new spokesman, Robert Gibbs, formerly Barack Obama's spokesman and MSNBC contributor.

Posted by: rickl at June 20, 2015 09:28 AM (sdi6R)

127 Oh, jeeze, do we HAVE to listen to Granny McBoozehound whine about the unfairness of it all? Really?

Posted by: HAL at June 20, 2015 11:55 AM (OmBeX)

128 NY State prisoners who escaped from Clinton max security still at large. Back in 2003 two other convicted killers escaped from NYS Elmira Max security prison they were caught in just a short time. They made the mistake of steeling a van. Question for NY progs politicians. Why do you allow your murderers access to tools and to fraternize with the prison guards?

Posted by: Buffalobob at June 20, 2015 02:25 PM (KSwS4)

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