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My goodness, what a depressing place this is becoming. Frau was a kick! I loved how she always skewered the Claremont feather passer.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2019 on Run Beto Run! at JustOneMinute
So very sorry to hear about pagar. Thanks, Clarice, I could remember the first name “Dawn” but not the last name.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2019 on Run Beto Run! at JustOneMinute
A few years ago, a young CPA and his wife were trying to adopt a child from China. Daddy graciously, a my request, exchanged emails with them about what he had observed of the process during his many visits there. Luckily, they never had to travel to China, but instead adopted newborn twin boys born here in California. My last Christmas email to him was a joke card I found and I ended it with “shut the garage door” - a familiar refrain of his for a period of time after he had had a moose intruder. “Peace. Peace. He is not dead, he doth not sleep - he has awakened from the dream of life. ‘Tis we who suffer.”
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2019 on In Memoriam at JustOneMinute
I just woke up and saw the terrible news about daddy on Clarice’s Facebook post. He was a friend to all the regulars who posted here over the years, whether we ever met in person or not - to say how greatly he will be missed is an understatement. My prayers for his family as they face this tragic loss. Prayers too, for all who called him friend - and so many, many did.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
pagar, it is worse than "not good." Everyone is thinking there will be a Presidential election in 2016. I am beginning to think there will be an announcement of the permanent dictatorship of Barack Obama. I don't think there is a single area of our lives that isn't being taken over, blatantly and rapidly.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on CBO On The Minimum Wage at JustOneMinute
1 in 4 Californians are now insured with the State's version of medicaid - MediCal. 9.2 million people. Egads.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on CBO On The Minimum Wage at JustOneMinute
Well, the CBS video won't play for me. Captain, that Ukrainian video is so sad - it could be us before too long.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on CBO On The Minimum Wage at JustOneMinute
Thanks, Porch. Oh geez, Old Lurker, I never thought to check your LUN!!!! D'oh.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on CBO On The Minimum Wage at JustOneMinute
I'm with Miss Marple. Drudge was a little too cryptic.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2014 on They Lost Me With 'Hello' at JustOneMinute
Me too, me too, SR!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Bravo, JamesD - that needs a much wider audience! Janet: great D'Souza link.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
I did really poorly - only 7 out of 17. The books that I had read were read years ago, lots of years ago, so first sentences were pretty hard. There were more than a few on the list I have never read - Toni Morrison's for example.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Jane: oh, sorry, misunderstood - us, of course, not the media.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Jane, I feel your frustration about Schumer. But, do you honestly believe if no one was talking about Huckabee, the media would instead be covering UpChuck? I certainly don't. He is one of their own and they agree with him. FNC did cover it, for all the good it does.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Sorry to hear that Peter.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
An excellent column by Charles C.W. Cooke at NRO on what actually is going on with the Huckabee v. Media firestorm: Those who are still riffing off of Huckabee’s speech are not offering an original opinion, a different interpretation, or a unique analysis of what he said, but are indulging deliberate, willful, unadulterated mendacities, the propagation of which is intended to feed the agenda of one of the country’s political parties and to do nothing more. One feels the same sympathy for Huckabee as one does for the title character in Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Refuting the crowd’s devoutly held belief that he is the Messiah, Brian is met with a pause, and then the parry that “only the true Messiah denies His divinity.” “What?” Brian asks in exasperation. “Well, what sort of chance does that give me?” The Media Cries Huckabee!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Has Huck called out Bash and Hunt? Not nearly strongly enough, nor by using their names. “This is a serious issue that cannot be reduced to 140 characters, which is unfortunately, I think, what happened yesterday,” he continued, referencing the plethora of anti-Huckabee tweets flooding Twitter. “A couple reporters tried to reduce this entire issue to a tweet. They got it wrong. They later came back and corrected it, but by then the firestorm had started.”
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Yes - Kasie is NBC, Dana is CNN. Not much difference, really :)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
To see the Dana/Kasie tag team as it happened, with great commentary by Noah Rothman read this brief recap by him at Mediaite.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
I agree with much of what you have said, jimmyk, EXCEPT this: Don't say anything that could be distorted and misconstrued by stupid CNN reporters into something that might offend women. Dana and Kasie didn't distort, nor did they misconstrue. Actually, they recognized perfectly how spot on Huckabee's gist was. They PURPOSELY left off that it was about DEMs views, in an (successful as we see now) attempt to paint it as REPs views. It took a few brave souls to Tweet push back at them, before they CORRECTED and ADDED the Dems to their prior FALSE reports. There should have been more and continued push back, but alas, the media tweeters had all repeated - on air and in print and online - the original lie. NO ONE - not Perino, not Tantaros, not Kelly, would have even been discussing Huckabee at all, without the original, intentional LIE. Once the firestorm was in full form, all the usual suspects fell to their default positions. The left repeating only the lie portion with additional distortions, and the right in full cowering positions, apologizing and blaming and cluck clucking about the horrible, awful, terrible, vile word: libido. The frightening aspect in all of this, is how easily it is done, and how often the left does it to great success - aided and abetted by OUR SIDE!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Well said (in both comments) anonamom!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
I can't read the article York links, because it is behind a paywall. Byron York ‏@ByronYork 6m WSJ reports House GOP leaders plan to wait until after primary-filing deadlines pass in many states before introducing immigration plan… The contempt some GOP leaders feel for their party's base is really impressive. http://ow.ly/sWWhk ------- Swell.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
How lovely, BoE! Thanks for linking that!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
As Andrea Tarantos said, "no Republican man should ever talk about women's libido." I was reading that DoT, with a rerun of The Five playing in the background. Andrea Tantaros has now pronounced, from her high hill of wisdom, that "NO MAN can ever talk about women's birth control ever. It is creepy." Good grief. Well I have one word for her: vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina. Wanna talk about creepy, Andrea? How about vagina costumes, or vagina logo clothing, or vagina plays, books, poetry, or vagina food (yes, cakes and cupcakes and such like all designed to look like a vagina). The left is raining down vaginas upon us in every venue it can think of. Isn't that just a wee bit creepy? But, it is the left, so it is okey dokey. But, a man uttering "birth control" is simply out of bounds. I am so utterly disgusted and sick of this carp.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Great reminders for all of us, Matt. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on Friday Afternoon at JustOneMinute