Archive for October 24, 2010

Alena Eisenhower runs the Dessert Bar Sweet at 305 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, she talks about running and opening a business in a bad economy:

If the president had more people like this on his staff maybe we’d be doing better.

Don’t worry Ari we’ll purge them for you

Posted: October 24, 2010 by datechguy in elections
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Although Tim Kaine won’t admit it (as it is his job not to) and the media doesn’t want to say it, I think the left knows the Big Red Wave is coming and has decided to has decided it’s time to make Lemonade:

A smaller majority, minus the intraparty feuding, could benefit Democrats

The only problem is that without blue dogs you can’t get that “majority” part done.

Ari I hate to break it to you, but the values and priorities of the Nation magazine are not, have never been and will never be the values and priorities of America. If they were then you side would be running on them.

But don’t worry about those nasty blue dogs, we’ll get rid of them for you come Nov 2nd.

Update: Betsy’s page opines:

After having passed their stimulus bill, assorted bailout, and the most monumental change in our nation’s health care since perhaps the 1960s, he’s complaining that they haven’t gotten enough done. Does he think that ObamaCare would have passed without the help of those Blue Dogs? Sure some voted against it, but some fell in line.

Actually Betsy Nancy had quite a lot of those blue dogs Fishbait Miller democrats in her pocket to use if needed. Ari knows this but wants to spin the defeat into a good idea for dems.

Update 2:
Hotair gets it

We are constantly told by the media that Clinton is riding to the rescue of democrats but apparently that old gray stud he ain’t what he used to be:

he began his speech just before 3 p.m. in a high school gym that was less than half full. The appearance was in support of gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, shown in most polls to be trailing Republican candidate Rick Snyder by 20 percentage points.

The most amazing thing about this story is was the next paragraph:

Shortly before Clinton took the stage, the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, urged attendees to leave bleacher seats along one side of the gym and try to fill the area in front of the podium before Clinton began his address.

It reminds me of his rally for Coakley in Jan, held at WPI full of kids who don’t vote, Union guys whose stewards were watching them and aging activists lined up as if it was a Tom Jones concert.

In that post I compared President Clinton to a thief in an episode of Dr. Who and quoted this line:

DOCTOR: I wonder if ol’ Taffy knows the real value of it. “Scringe stone” found in a dead man’s pocket? A lost mine? A phony ma… are people still falling for that old guff? I mean are they?

Apparently this year, they aren’t.

Oh you meanTHOSE  WMD

Posted: October 24, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, war
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It is my opinion that Julian Assange should be arrested and prosecuted and if the leaker of these documents is a government or/military they should be tried to the fullest extent of federal (or military) law.

That being said there have been some interesting revelations out these, particularity this one:

Meanwhile, the second battle of Fallujah was raging in Anbar province. In the southeastern corner of the city, American forces came across a “house with a chemical lab … substances found are similar to ones (in lesser quantities located a previous chemical lab.” The following day, there’s a call in another part of the city for explosive experts to dispose of a “chemical cache.”

Nearly three years later, American troops were still finding WMD in the region. An armored Buffalo vehicle unearthed a cache of artillery shells “that was covered by sacks and leaves under an Iraqi Community Watch checkpoint. “The 155mm rounds are filled with an unknown liquid, and several of which are leaking a black tar-like substance.” Initial tests were inconclusive. But later, “the rounds tested positive for mustard.”

This kind of stuff has been reported and ignored for years, now that it is being reported by the darlings of the left as Wikileaks, I wonder what will be said?

I’d still just as soon not have had the leaks but it is interesting.

Update: Lonely conservative gets it, oh and professor Jacobson points out they reveal that we are already at war with Iran, or rather Iran is already at war with us.

If anything good comes from the Wikileaks disclosure, it will be to pull the mask off of Iranian involvement in Iraq, how much the Iranians contributed to the deterioration of Iraq after the 2003 invasion (and yes, the intra-Iraqi violence), and the continuing Iranian war against us.

When are we going to stop kidding ourselves about Iran? The Iranian war against us cannot be swept under the rug anymore in light of Iran’s nuclear program.

To this I say Well DUH! Of COURSE Iran is at war with us, our promotion of democracy in countries next door is going to be fatal to their dictatorship, our willingness to knock off terrorists even more so. Dictatorships and the privileges they bring don’t just give up happy and go home.

Update 2: Rick Moran gives us the facts of life

Don’t expect any apologies from the rest of the world or even any acknowledgment that they were wrong. The narrative is set and nothing will change it.

I’ll keep an eye on Morning Joe but I won’t get my hopes up.