max's Occidental letters found
OK, so the main question I have here is: Why did Max forward the overdue notice to Ari? Did he check out the book for her? Did she promise to return it for him but didn't?
― sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
a question for historians
― max, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Edward Klein has a book out.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
As Election Day approaches, President Obama is sharing a few important things about himself. He has mentioned more than once in recent weeks that he cooks “a really mean chili.” He has impressive musical pitch, he told an Iowa audience. He is “a surprisingly good pool player,” he informed an interviewer — not to mention (though he does) a doodler of unusual skill.
All in all, he joked at a recent New York fund-raiser with several famous basketball players in attendance, “it is very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person.”
― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 September 2012 11:40 (9 months ago) Permalink
haha damn you beat me
― j., Monday, 3 September 2012 14:45 (9 months ago) Permalink
Haha this too https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/holder-rules-out-prosecutions-in-cia-interrogations.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
― mick signals, Monday, 3 September 2012 15:02 (9 months ago) Permalink
looking forward to lewis article on obama
― backed by regular small people (Hunt3r), Friday, 7 September 2012 16:45 (9 months ago) Permalink
that ny times article is the dumbest shit i have seen in a long time--of course someone who wants to be the president is obsessed with winning--Bush was the same way, Clinton, too. stupid.
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 September 2012 16:49 (9 months ago) Permalink
conor friedersdorf sez no on greenwaldian/morbsian grounds
― j., Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:20 (8 months ago) Permalink
from Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer, right after the first debate.
I think there’s a lot of the narcissist about Obama. There’s something chilly and empty about him. Unlike Bill Clinton, he doesn’t revel in human company. It makes him uncomfortable. He wants the rich and powerful to love him, but doesn’t care about the masses (unless they’re a remote but adoring crowd). Many people seem to bore him. It shows.
And the charms of the narcissist wear badly over time. All the marvelous things his fans projected on him in 2008 have faded. He’s no longer the man of their fantasies. And that shows too.
Which is not unrelated to a more political problem. Unlike Franklin Roosevelt, who famously said that he welcomed the hatred of the rich, Obama wants to flatter them.... FDR came out of the aristocracy, and had the confidence to step on the fancy toes of the rich now and then. Obama came out of nowhere, was groomed for success by elite institutions throughout his impressive rise, and no doubt wants some of those nice shoes for himself.
More broadly, the political problem of the Democrats is that they’re a party of capital that has to pretend for electoral reasons sometimes that it’s not....
What do liberals stand for these days? Damned if I know. It’s not a philosophy you can express in aphorisms. (Yeah, politics are complex, and slogans are simple, but if you’ve got a passionately held set of beliefs you can manage that contradiction.) Too many qualifications and contradictions. They can’t just say less war and more equality, because they like some wars and want to bore you with just war theory to explain the morality of drone attacks, and worry about optimal tax rates and incentives. Join an empty philosophy to an empty personality and you get a very flat and meandering performance in debate.
Romney believes in money. Obama believes in nothing.
― cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 October 2012 20:46 (8 months ago) Permalink
from today's begging-for-cash email: "If you're proud to be on the President's team, give him a virtual high five -- donate $4 today."
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 19 October 2012 20:49 (8 months ago) Permalink
Even Mr. Obama’s speech has changed a bit, close observers say. Though he still disdains Washington, he often sounds less like a disapproving outsider and more like a participant. One former aide was startled to hear Mr. Obama use “impact” as a verb, a particular tendency in the capital.
I'm glad we had a president aware of this.
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 20 January 2013 12:49 (5 months ago) Permalink
"impact" (v) is disgusting savagery
admittedly takes a backseat to police statism & war crimes
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 20 January 2013 16:02 (5 months ago) Permalink
oh that's vile
― fiscal cliff paul (k3vin k.), Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:42 (5 months ago) Permalink
Signs that read “Deer Crossing” and the like are going to continue to pop up throughout our country including Avon Lake, but who are these signs for? Deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably will cross where they wish. Although adorable companions, it is hard to remember the last time that the news reported an animal talking, thinking or providing significant input for the benefit of society. Yet, these signs cost taxpayers like so much of government.
Dogs, cats, whales, seals and deer are animals that might enhance a human’s life, but all cannot read, write or think. They are animals. Yes, people dress them, buy them extravagant blinge and do other strange things with them; however, animals are not human. They are on this earth like trees to make humans’ lives better. As humans we must be kind to them, eat them when hungry, feed them when they are, but remember they are here to enhance our lives. Besides, it appears that this gesture of kindness to animals does not extend human to human. This President’s Obamacare appears to welcome abortion of innocent babies. It is painful to think that there are those who cry for seals while Obamacare never blinks an eye at abortion.
Somewhere the advancement of society has been limited by animals and the unscientific malarkey of loons. America has had to halt drilling, construction, experiments for medicine and cosmetics and much that might benefit humans.
Yes, signs are important-- to humans; “Stop” signs, and others are more than just costly decorations scattered along the roadways. However, depending on the school district, most humans can read them, but animals not so much.
― k3vin k., Saturday, 16 February 2013 19:21 (4 months ago) Permalink
Was that in the SOTU address? Cuz I don't remember it there.
― Aimless, Saturday, 16 February 2013 19:30 (4 months ago) Permalink
― SOYLENT GREEN IS SHEEPLE (stevie), Saturday, 16 February 2013 20:34 (4 months ago) Permalink
Check her blog: http://www.theprickleypear.com/
Rich ain't bad.Unless your parents literally gave you the farm and several million dollars, you are not the one percent that President Obama is working to devalue and destroy. Most of us have settled for working hard to earn our paychecks and then the government taxes and steals most of our money.It used to be that liberals would pit conservatives against the population by using the race card. Discrimination as it relates to sex, age and race might be an issue, but last I heard this President is part Black and part White and, probably, an American citizen, who received 51 percent of the American vote. So it appears race is a non-issue.
With those three discrimination labels less important, now there’s a worse label that Jesse and Al most likely will travel first class to stomp down--”rich.” Unbelievable. Getting people fired up about “rich” rather than jobs, taxes, health care, billions spent by this Administration on failed plans, failed projects seems to be the new plan. Who could ever have imagined an American President devaluing hard work and the American Dream?
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 16 February 2013 20:51 (4 months ago) Permalink
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest "Deer Crossing" and other signs located on a road are for the operators of road-bound vehicles. I'm not really sure why that is such a difficult concept to grasp.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 17 February 2013 16:36 (4 months ago) Permalink
Words are fun and worth clearly stating, in English if in America, and with an opinion that is yours because it’s good to have an opinion.
― :C (crüt), Sunday, 17 February 2013 22:41 (4 months ago) Permalink
and, probably, an American citizen
i guess we've just gotten so numb by Birther craziness -- and Teabag craziness has exceeded even Birther craziness -- that we just let this one slide w/t comment.
― i have a history of enabling your mother. (Eisbaer), Monday, 18 February 2013 03:04 (4 months ago) Permalink
Fuck this guy:
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 29 March 2013 05:22 (2 months ago) Permalink
fuck a house and a senate more like, tho he's still a dick for signing it.
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 29 March 2013 05:44 (2 months ago) Permalink
One year could be all it takes to cause catastrophic damage to the environment by allowing laboratory-produced organisms to be planted into the earth without oversight
not really down with the anti-GMO crowd tbh
― k3vin k., Friday, 29 March 2013 13:57 (2 months ago) Permalink
Why? In the UK, we don't do GM food. The public DO NOT WANT.
― karl lagerlout (suzy), Friday, 29 March 2013 14:16 (2 months ago) Permalink
US ILX = agribusiness cheerleaders. Obama SCOTUS 2017!
― Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 March 2013 14:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
Precautionary principle seems warranted. And don't hate the grateful dead just because their fans suck!
― your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Friday, 29 March 2013 14:22 (2 months ago) Permalink
― your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Friday, 29 March 2013 14:23 (2 months ago) Permalink
J-Pod says some things.
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 March 2013 17:34 (2 months ago) Permalink
― Mordy, Saturday, 30 March 2013 15:27 (2 months ago) Permalink
It's not filibustering Republican senators it's the guy in the White House, says inside the beltway rightward leaning columnist:
Obama’s failure to strike while the iron was hot offers a lesson in presidential leadership that goes beyond gun control. On almost every topic, from budget negotiations to national security, Washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis, if it acts at all. Obama erred in trying to use Newtown to build support for his positions on taxes, energy and immigration. And he compounded the error by sending Joe Biden off to conduct a study — an unnecessary delay when solutions were obvious. Once the president took his foot off the accelerator, no other action — not even Michael Bloomberg’s ad campaign — could maintain the momentum.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 March 2013 16:56 (2 months ago) Permalink
failure to strike while the iron was hotthe president took his foot off the accelerator
Does the WaPo not hire editors?
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 March 2013 17:26 (2 months ago) Permalink
I would vote for dana milbank instantly and repeatedly for any position where he would never be heard from again.
― Aimless, Saturday, 30 March 2013 18:26 (2 months ago) Permalink
I really don't think they ever have editors look at the work of their columnists.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 March 2013 18:46 (2 months ago) Permalink
Not only is Barack Obama wrong politically, he's not a good guy, "cool," or even moderately likable.
― reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:56 (1 month ago) Permalink
howbout we just keep the posts focused on what a right-wing authoritarian fuck he is, who would be loved by the above if they weren't racist?
― Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:59 (1 month ago) Permalink
x-post -That's like 3rd-rate National Review material
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:02 (1 month ago) Permalink
can we vote on these?
9) He ate a dog once which is just gross.
― A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:04 (1 month ago) Permalink
no prob dr. m! just wanted to give the responses of townhall commenter "commiedregs" a hearing
― reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:05 (1 month ago) Permalink
29) After it came out that the Korean rapper Psy had wished death not just on American soldiers, but their wives and children, Obama made a point of shaking his hand publicly even though the fact he was in the same room with him had been controversial.
― reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:06 (1 month ago) Permalink
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 June 2013 20:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
i think pretending the nsa expansion doesn't occur and occur in pretty much this exact manner under the administration of any other candidate dem or republican to have won a primary in the last thirteen years (if not thirty) but i do think someone could point at obama's zealous pragmatism and cautiousness as why it hasn't been challenged or checked in any token way by this admin. similar root behind expanded use of drones (w/ added bonus of cutting defense budget), manages to avoid both the major risks of war and the major risks of peace, it was similar thinking that was behind eisenhower's embrace of the cia, having yr cake and eating it too.
― balls, Thursday, 6 June 2013 22:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
I remember the "3 o'clock phone call" political ads HRC aired during the 2008 primaries. Obv, Barack has learned not to leave himself open on that flank.
― Aimless, Thursday, 6 June 2013 23:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
"Don't worry, Michelle, I'll listen to the recording in the morning..."
― polyphonic, Thursday, 6 June 2013 23:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
@DennisThePerrinObama justifying his authoritarian policies -- Nixon without the flop sweat.
― ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 8 June 2013 03:31 (1 week ago) Permalink
george will got there already in may
― da croupier, Saturday, 8 June 2013 03:48 (1 week ago) Permalink
GW is anti-infinite-surveillance huh
― ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 8 June 2013 03:57 (1 week ago) Permalink