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Sunday Afternoon Open Thread

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  1. continuing the conversation…

    Laurie, on the money – that’s exactly the kind of thing that makes me nervous about her position -this administration doesn’t know how to run like a business – they don’t know what it means to “put someone in charge” they just trample over people, decisions and possible good moves by others.

    👿

  2. just gave my dog a bath … i’m never sure if she smells worse after the bath or before or maybe it’s just the house that smells worse after she’s had a bath

  3. At No Quarter a commenter Craig Della Penna was talking about watching backtrack’s shadow government. People he appoints without congressional approval. People like Powers and special envoys.
    Along with Acorn and the census this is a weird time in this country. On an earlier thread I mentioned a theory that the executive order backtrack signed giving Palestinian refugee homes and jobs here was a payback for the blogging during the election.
    Maybe tinfoil Tuesday is not so farfetched.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  4. Dogs always smell worse after a bath-it’s that sickly smell of wet dog and shampoo that does it…,

  5. helenk
    I know it’s not tinfoil Tuesday, but I would say that some of the enormous unchecked amounts of credit card small donations that could so easily have come from abroad, AND the President’s swearing in using his middle name BHO, may have some connection.
    Which is why Hill is being cut off from Arab issues.

    But of course that’s just me being silly.

  6. There is a tr0ll on FU BTD

  7. I read MoDo today, found this and thought they talk just like the posters here.


    Nancy Pelosi told her leadership team that she had told the president, “I don’t mind you driving the bus over me, but I don’t appreciate your backing it up and running over me again and again.”

  8. aren’t the wheels off that bus yet?

  9. Envoys reporting directly to BO and the Bureau of the Census relocated under Rahm are only two instances of the White House micromanaging by layering the appointees. I know many of us were against Hill taking the SOS, and I believe Gregg may now believe he was scammed when he left the Senate for Commerce. No good intentions here.

  10. Nancy Pelosi told her leadership team that she had told the president, “I don’t mind you driving the bus over me, but I don’t appreciate your backing it up and running over me again and again.”

    Oh my! Nancy said that. What were you thinking Nancy???? he played you

  11. Campaign promise to allow 5 days for sunlight before signing bills, down the drain.
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0209/5day_rule_91d92b6f-61a2-4122-a110-f5d9c082755b.html

  12. So, I was under the impression that part of Hillary’s deal when accepting SoS was autonomy at the State Department and direct access to the President. Is Obama seemingly violating his very explicit and public agreement with Hillary regarding autonomy or…what? Certainly none of us know what’s going on behind the scenes, but it doesn’t look to me like Hillary is in charge of the State Department and foreign policy!

    Also, I didn’t see the details of his executive order about Palestinian refugees, but aren’t we kind of hurting for jobs ourselves? What jobs is Barky giving away?

    We can be certain money was going to Obama’s campaign from the Middle East. We know two brothers from Gaza (they claimed Gaza, GA in the donation form) made a donation in the thousands of dollars – which the campaign accepted. They returned the money after this donation was discovered by a newspaper and publicized. If this donation was made, we be certain others were also.

    Who can demand an audit of Obama’s campaign?

  13. When has backtrack ever kept his word?
    There seem to be so many basic things about America that backtrack does not know.
    57 states
    where are the Great Lakes
    as a commenter on a thread below mentioned.
    The commander in chief salutes does not shake hands with the marine guard.
    We laughed at some of these things but most preschoolers know these things and the president does not.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  14. I just noticed Heidi Li posted (here) right before RD’s post and I totally missed it. It’s about Kim Gandy of NOW. Check it out if you haven’t already.

  15. myiq2xu, on February 8th, 2009 at 11:42 am Said:

    He is like the new groom who just discovered that his bride actually snores at night

    On her wedding night as the groom is getting undressed the bride discovers that his left leg is missing below the knee and he has a prosthetic. She freaks out and runs home crying.

    Her mother asks her what’s wrong and she says “I can’t make love to my new husband – he has one foot!”

    Her mother says “You stay here, I’ll go make love to him.”

    ——————–

    Thought it was funny, replayed it for my wife. She says it’s a typical male joke. Apparently, we fail to understand that that much length, hurts the cervix. I had to walk away sheephishly. Thanks for nothing, IQ..

  16. Opinion polls say 52% of Americans support the stim sell bill and 38% do not (as of now). That is down from about 66% support and I think that pretty much matches up with Os popular vote. I heard the Sunday Fox News pretty much dis it (no surprise there). I listened to Larry Summers defend it and note that he is a good spokesman for this—he sounds like he knows what he is talking about but I disagree with him. I understand Republican standing in the polls is low, congressional Dems higher and the One is managing to hold on to his high 66% approval rating. It takes a mud slide a while to build up momentum.

    I am just finishing The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith. He wrote it in 1954. It is a thin book but a great read. The parallels with today are amazing. It also pointed out for me that I had my own misconceptions about what actually happened. Hoover did a 1% tax cut very soon after the crash and did so in the Keynesian sense—as in he had read Keynes. But mostly he held “no business” meetings (Galbraith’s term for holding meetings with high level folks that do “no business”—take no real action). I think WA has perfected the “no business meeting” and Obiones Townhalls are going to be in the mold.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NAMES BEING CONSIDERED FOR HEALTH? TODAY HOWARD DEAN’S NAME WAS SURFACED BY OUR ONLY SOCIALIST SENATOR. SIBELIUS OF KA AND SOMEONE ELSE I HAVE NOT HEARD. I think they should consider someone from Mn—I like what MN is doing on health care. They are really trying to get it right.

  17. dakinikat, on February 8th, 2009 at 3:46 pm Said:
    just gave my dog a bath … i’m never sure if she smells worse after the bath or before or maybe it’s just the house that smells worse after she’s had a bath.

    We usually give our dog a bath on Sunday, too. He stinks like a big ol’ butt by then and needs one bad. But, he has an ear infection right now so we are going to wait a bit until his treatment is complete.

    He hates getting a bath and is so uncooperative but is like a puppy once he is done. He wants to play with all of his toys.

    We got him last fall. We are his 4th home. He is an absolutely wonderful dog. Such a sweetie though he doesn’t mind worth a hootie but we are working on it.

  18. The unnerving paradox of Tarp Redux is that the only private investor class with the cojones to take on these bad assets are probably the hedge funds. And the hedge funds would only do so, if the govt were providing price floor guarantees, and if the hedge funds expected the real value of the assets to fall even further. In other words if the hedge funds expected a big D depression. Given how much market-making weight the hedge funds carry, that expectation of worse times could be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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