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Paraskavedekatriaphobia

f13th

That’s “fear of Friday the 13th” for those of you who don’t speak Greek.

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  1. Silly paraskavedekatriaphobics! Friday the 13 was always a good day for me! I expect great things for me today! :-)

  2. morning all computer was acting wierd last night so ran a scan and guess what the slowness was caused by one oh those buggers sneaking through! oh well got it fixed now!

    she is running fast!

  3. and the thing happened on thursday the 12th go figure!

  4. From Marc Rubin:

    It’s called Eight Flags No Magic Mountain because, and I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but when appearing at a venue onstage, outside the White House, Obama has consistently appeared with no less than eight American flags on the stage behind him. Eight. For past presidents one was enough. Once in awhile you might even see two. But eight?

    The speculation is that Axelrod wanted 8 American flags on stage to remind Obama exactly what country he’s been elected President of, since the belief is that Obama, who has been driven purely by personal ambition, just wanted to be President and it didn’t really matter for which country.

    Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

  5. Heh, heh! It is funny!:-)

  6. edge:

    I love your new gravatar

  7. My fear is TRYING to pronounce “Paraskavedekatriaphobia” w/o losing my tongue.

  8. My new gravatar is Little My – from Moomintroll – a dark Finish book series & comic books my kid is in love with. I thought My looks like me

  9. Dang! Spammy caught my comment! help! It wasn’t what Spammy thought at all!

  10. Good morning!

    Economists say any economic improviment in 2009 is unlikely according to WSJ.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123445757254678091.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

  11. I meant these guys not those who dwell under the bridge. No connection.

  12. BB
    I’d love to dismiss them as “WSJ” hacks – but with Krugman and CBO on their side, who am I to argue? Sigh…

  13. Dave Sirota thinks we’re stalking him

  14. Jane Hamsher suddenly discovers that Obama is the Trojan Horse who will “reform” Social Security and Medicare.

    http://firedoglake.com/2009/02/12/obama-social-security-and-the-diamond-orszag-plan/

  15. From BB’s link:

    there have been signs that serious Social Security reform is in the works, and people who have been briefed on the administration’s plans indicate that things like raising the retirement age and cutting benefits are under consideration.

    Well, duh.

  16. myiq,

    Oh really? We spend “inordinate amounts of time” on him? All we did was notice his particularly loud and unattractive public meltdown.

  17. From some guy who thinks Lambert is stalking him:

    It will also be impossible to attack Obama as successfully as the Republicans attacked Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was a deeply flawed person who won a plurality of the vote. Barack Obama cannot demonized so easily.

  18. Sirota’s fixation on Hillary sometimes looks like unrequited love.

  19. What does being “deeply flawed” have to do with winning less than 50%? How do those two things end up on one sentence?

    BTW, Jack Kennedy didn’t get 50% either.

  20. All we did was notice his particularly loud and unattractive public meltdown.

    It was entertaining, you gotta admit.

  21. What does being “deeply flawed” have to do with winning less than 50%?

    Bill got a hummer

  22. Obama isn’t exactly exuding competence right now.

    Digby just realized the GOP wants him to fail.

    I guess she’s new at this.

  23. Maybe if sirota keeps screaming how relevant and progressive he is, he will convince himself. What is the flipping point?

  24. I love the way Sirota thinks he is the object of “frenzied rage.” He can’t face the fact that he is the object of mockery and hilarity.

  25. Digby just realized the GOP wants him to fail.

    lol

    What a surprise.

    The Gregg episode is truly a fiasco. He sought the job and then suddenly discovered it would conflict in some deep way with his personality. Meanwhile, Obama didn’t know enough about the government he is in charge of to know that it wasn’t a good idea to put someone in charge of a major department who tried to abolish that department.

  26. He can’t face the fact that he is the object of mockery and hilarity.

    I don’t know whether I should ignore him or try to make his head explode with another post.

  27. What’s the record for failed appointments?

    Clinton had Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood.

  28. Plural @ 8:18: Unrequited love of the same type Dick Morris has. I think she drove these guys to distraction.

    Myiq: only you would know that. The word has more than 24 letters so I’m not going to write it out, only to say Happy Friday 13th to you. As for me, I have no fear of it. Not the least bit superstitious, sorry. I split the pole, walk on cracks on the sidewalk, under ladders, don’t make Black eyed peas on New Years; the whole nine.

  29. Myiq,

    Come on. Let’s see what happens when he’s really pushed. Sirota has a really bad temper. He’s funniest when he’s apolplectic.

  30. BTW, did you notice that Sirota is still name-dropping in that post? He informed everyone that Matt Taibbi is his “good buddy.” LOL!

  31. He informed everyone that Matt Taibbi is his “good buddy.”

    My good buddy is Captain Spaulding.

    RD has a new thread up!

  32. Wow. What a head case. RD’s post was a response to his. And because she made the better argument he dismisses her as a stalker. So typical of a male chauvinist pig. What a jerk. I take back when I said he was a smart person being stupid. He’s just a stupid person being stupid.

  33. Wow. What a head case

    He was initially only linking to Corrente and Cannonfire but thanks to moi we got included.

  34. I can see why Sirota is happy to get our traffic.
    There seems to be only the same few, not very
    verbal posters on there.

    What he doesn’t get, when he calls himself the
    victimized scapegoat, is that he’s a symbol to us, and that
    we are angry at that group.
    This is the group of smart, “progressive” people (my
    own BF and friends included) who mostly have been on our
    side against Bush and company, people like Moyers,
    Maddow, Maher, who suddenly went off the deep end,
    and also became stupid in their failure to see what is so
    painfully obvious, both about who Obama really is, and how
    great both Clintons are (yes, even, in spite of having “flaws”
    or being imperfect). And that our anger is that they betrayed
    the rest of us by not being more astute, by bringing us a
    fake, an incompetent, when the country is in such peril,
    when we could have had someone capable and brilliant.
    We also spent the past eight years counting the days
    till we would have someone competent to straighten out
    the horrible mess. Yes, there are groups that are much
    worse, but we already knew about them. The fact is we
    can’t fight them without a leader, and obots deprived us of
    a real leader because of their arrogance. Yes, arrogance,
    their unwillingness to discover the truth, keep an open mind,
    maybe listen to us, think. Instead they followed their
    emotions, bought the lies of the same media that brought
    us Bush and the Iraq War. Didn’t that bother them even
    a little, didn’t they think something might be up with that?
    And how do they rationalize the theft of the DNC,
    of the caucuses, of the primary? How? I’d love to know.
    I guess by closing their eyes and saying lalalalala.
    Funny, too, when I found out Sirota’s age, I was reminded
    of Taibbi, whose book I loved, but who I came to think
    of as an immature, unperceptive, arrogant, impulsive
    blowbag.

  35. There seems to be only the same few, not very
    verbal posters on there

    I noticed that the comment threads at most or all of the Kool-aid blogs are semi-deserted.

    Reality is a b*tch.

  36. I didn’t even know who Sirota was until someone on a different blog linked to meltdown post #1. Now the link above goes to the 5th? 6th? Sirota post in which he calls anyone disagreeing with him an escalatingly bad series of names. Weird.

    I thought watching the bots melt down would be fun, but this is just kind of sad.

  37. oops, in moderation, help!

  38. From some guy who thinks Lambert is stalking him:

    It will also be impossible to attack Obama as successfully as the Republicans attacked Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was a deeply flawed person who won a plurality of the vote. Barack Obama cannot demonized so easily.

    Oh yeah? Last night in my local paper I noticed a bunch of TN state Reps had signed onto yet another lawsuit related to an Obama topic we don’t discuss around here. Seems to me like they’re just getting started.

    I suppose whomever posted the above comment doesn’t quite get that corruption, greed, and various other criminal behaviors also qualify one as “flawed.” NOT that I think character assassination is the way to go vis a vis Obama – I’d rather see him fall under the weight of what are sure to be his spectacularly failed policies, which appears to be about to happen.

  39. NoBama — sorry I missed this thread earlier — it isn’t as difficult as it looks to pronounce — just take it slowly —
    Paraskave (Friday) sounds sort of like “Paris kah vee”
    Dekatria (13th) is Theka — treeah (yes, the Greek Delta is sounds more like the American “th” than the American “d”)
    Phobia = phobia obviously. Put them altogether:

    Paris-kah-vee-Theka-treeah-phobia

  40. One year back in the 70s, I was searching for a cheap flight to NY from London around Easter. They were all booked up for at least 3 months-but Fri 13th was free!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

    Best flight evah!!!!

  41. This is a great word! Paraskeve is also a middle name for some faithful readers here!

    Paraskevedekatriaphobics are certainly not members of the hoi polloi!

  42. ls David Sirota a paraskevedekatriaphobic? Perhaps that’s why he appears to be such an atavistic little nerd with misogynist proclivities and periodically afflicted with severe obamyopia.

  43. So, myiq, what does trisquedekaphopia mean?

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