November 30, 2013

A Couple Of Good Saturday Reads
— JohnE.

The first from Matt Labash over at The Weekly Standard really is a must-read. He followed around the completely "non-partisan" Enroll America group in Florida, who were walking around door-to-door looking to "inform" people about their "choices". Hilarity ensued.

One thing I've noticed, and it's a good thing for those of us that oppose the ACA, is just how deeply this Obamacare failure perception has penetrated the public consciousness. I even saw an Auburn fan carrying around a "[Nick] Saban Loves Obamacare" sign this morning (an Oregon student did the same to Stanford a few weeks ago on ESPN). It seems to have gotten to the point that the memes and lolcat generation is publicly mocking it, which is probably more dangerous to the law than supporters realize. Even minorities, the most supportive of the Obama agenda, are making fun of the law:

A few houses later, Rhianna tries to straighten out an address on her list with two guys standing on a porch—one African American, wearing flip-flops and jogging shorts with no shirt, the other looking like the Cuban-American rapper Pitbull. They exchange pleasantries, and Rhianna asks if they both have insurance and are pleased with it. Yes, they assent.

But when I ask the gents if they have any intention of signing up for Obamacare, they start laughing—at first politely, then almost violently. “No!” says Pitbull. “And wait online 18 hours?” “Obamacare!” says Shirtless, elbowing Pitbull. Pitbull then starts making finger-pistol signs directing me down the street. “Keep on walking with Obamacare,” he says, still convulsing.

Also, check out this Daily Beast article that examines the shifting demographics and leftward sprint in urban politics. Cities are becoming more and more Democrat super-majority controlled, largely because the middle class is getting squeezed out.
The decline in voter participation occurs as cities are becoming ever more one-party constituencies. Two decades ago a large chunk of the top twelve cities were run by Republicans, but today none are. America’s cities have evolved into a political monoculture, with the Democratic share growing by 20 percent or more in most of the largest urban counties.
Both are long, but well worth the time.

Posted by: JohnE. at 10:20 AM | Comments (86)
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1 Didn't Karl Marx say every system carries the seeds of its own destruction within it? LOW-INFO VOTERS!!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 30, 2013 10:23 AM (FWwQD)

2 AAAAAAAND FIRST, TOO! 

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 30, 2013 10:23 AM (FWwQD)

3 People dumb & lazy enough to vote for Obama will NOT be diligent & patient enough to navigate through a complex, boring website & give their personal info to a govt office for a theoretical, future gain.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 30, 2013 10:26 AM (FWwQD)

4 Keep reading until it gets to the part when the cop shows up and the reason why.



LOL!!!!!


Posted by: EC at November 30, 2013 10:27 AM (doBIb)

5 So more cases of Detroititis in our future?  And probably on an accelerated scale

Posted by: Red Shirt at November 30, 2013 10:31 AM (FIDMq)

6

Both are long, but well worth the time.

 

 

Hanging curve, up and over the plate.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 30, 2013 10:34 AM (BAS5M)

7

Keep reading until it gets to the part when the cop shows up and the reason why.

 

LOL indeed, and the guy they are talking to at the time rubs it in very effectively. I like that guy.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2013 10:38 AM (fyu62)

8 the leftward sprint in the cities and completely unrelated the increase in 'the knock out game'

Detroit!

Posted by: Completely Unrelated at November 30, 2013 10:41 AM (M+JPG)

9 The knock-out game is a myth put forth by racist Teapartyers to tarnish the stellar reputation of black teenagers.

Posted by: National Socialist Media at November 30, 2013 10:44 AM (vHRtU)

10 I don't know why I even bother following those damn links.

It's fraud all the way down, all the way up, sideways, inside out, top to bottom, from the bottom up as far as the eye can see, fraud. First , last, always.

Posted by: Completely Unrelated at November 30, 2013 10:46 AM (M+JPG)

11

I enjoyed the Enroll America story. Congratulations! It looks like you spent how much cash and man hours and enrolled zero people.

 

I mean come on, man....when a guy putting on a seminar doesn't want his real name used you know its a disaster.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 30, 2013 10:49 AM (OWjjx)

12 Here's hoping these little ObamaDrones are too tired and disheartened to carry water for the Dem Machine come the mid-terms.

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2013 10:50 AM (MMC8r)

13 Let's not get too carried away with teh Hubris.  Just because folks are making fun of O'care doesn't mean they don't want taxpayer-payer health care.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2013 10:54 AM (8cAkd)

14 well, I can tell you one thing ace. The big cities are turning democratic, because white people are bugging the hell out of them that's why. I mean any white person with any kind of money is moving out of Detroit. That's because the crime rate in Detroit is astronomical. The reason for that is is because of the black entitlement attitude of what mine is mine and what's yours is mine if I want to steal it. That's why they're leaning left nowadays, not because the middle class is being squeezed out it's because anybody with any kind of sensor money especially white people are leaving the city.

Posted by: Patrick in Michigan at November 30, 2013 10:55 AM (OhrW4)

15 an Oregon student did the same to Stanford a few weeks ago on ESPN

I though that was the USC v. Stanford game.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at November 30, 2013 10:55 AM (vY2x+)

16
   Watching NYC deteriorate under de Blasio promises to be entertaining.  I feel bad for the few Conservatives trapped there for whatever reason, though.

  Far as the rest--you bought it assholes--enjoy.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2013 10:55 AM (SAMxH)

17 12 Here's hoping these little ObamaDrones are too tired and disheartened to carry water for the Dem Machine come the mid-terms. ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Hahahaha.

As long as the free sh*t keeps coming, we'll keep voting. And so will our dead ancestors, fictional characters and immigrants.

Dems4Evah! Communism Rox!

Posted by: Free Sh*t Army at November 30, 2013 10:55 AM (25HWz)

18 sensor money? I meant to say, sense or money. I just love text to speech makes me sound like an idiot sometimes.

Posted by: Patrick in Michigan at November 30, 2013 10:56 AM (OhrW4)

19 So ... how do we ever win when all of the cities are run by leftists who hate us?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 10:58 AM (ZPrif)

20 What's funny is that the eeevil G.W. Bush made it possible for my husband and me to buy insurance for only $250 per month in 2006 or 2007. We were so relieved and grateful, since I had lost employer-supplied coverage. Also, our self-insurance (major medical) was cheaper than my employer-supplied coverage had been. Obama decreed that our plan was insufficient, so as of January, our coverage costs $980. Eeeek! However, my husband is eligible for Medicare now, so I checked out premiums for just myself on our state exchange. Cheapest is $341. Now it is more expensive to insure one person aged 51 than it used to be to insure two people, oldest aged 58. My lib sis-in-law told us that ObamaCare was created to help people like us. Her child-like faith is big government is touching.

Posted by: Mindy is standing on her head because the world is upside down at November 30, 2013 10:58 AM (lCBX+)

21 Also shows why the Left is constantly pushing for more "regional" and "metropolitan" power structures.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 10:59 AM (ZPrif)

22 So ... how do we ever win when all of the cities are run by leftists who hate us? Conversely I wonder if we leave food at their doorstep will they leave us alone.

Posted by: t-bird at November 30, 2013 11:01 AM (FcR7P)

23 The right should push for more devolution of power to suburbs and exurbs.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:01 AM (ZPrif)

24 I hate to change subjects, but it is Saturday and you guys haven't posted the podcast. You guys made a big deal of the Q&A format. What's up with that?

Posted by: BigGator5 at November 30, 2013 11:03 AM (FcyWa)

25 So ... how do we ever win when all of the cities are run by leftists who hate us? Posted by: Flatbush Joe This is the essence, the fundamental part of "let it burn". There are a bunch of cities; Detroit, Gary Indiana, etc. that are frankly going to either burn or just fall apart. They can't be saved, they can't save themselves. They've burned out or burned down their own capital (valuation of property and infrastructure). It's actually tragic, but inescapable.

Posted by: Severe Conservative riding Orca at November 30, 2013 11:08 AM (v6hyJ)

26

You win by winning the suburbs. Even in a Gawd forsaken hell hole known as Illinois, if you win the big burns around Chicago and win downstate you can, as a Republican, win.

 

And Obamacare is driving the burbs red.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 30, 2013 11:11 AM (OWjjx)

27 So ... how do we ever win when all of the cities are run by leftists who hate us?

It's not clear that that is a bad thing for us.  Just like majority minority Congressional Districts, it may make it easier to win the rest of the districts.  Furthermore, we know with certainty that these policies will bankrupt the cities, and then what?  I don't think the rest of the state will sign on to bail them out.  More likely they'll just tell them to GTH.

Posted by: pep at November 30, 2013 11:12 AM (6TB1Z)

28 Anyone seen my good friend, T-Bone, around here?

Posted by: Blade Sharpe at November 30, 2013 11:12 AM (ZyZIo)

29 "[Matt Labash] followed around the completely 'non-partisan' Enroll America group in Florida"

Yep. Another 501(c)3 nonprofit claiming to be neutral and working their asses off as a Democratic Party auxiliary. The old ACORN model writ large.

Pretty clear that as long as that system exists, the institutional left will game it ruthlessly from both sides of the table. Time to just do away with that part of the system entirely. Get rid of the special status of nonprofits.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 30, 2013 11:16 AM (gqT4g)

30 "After all, Enroll America boasts all manner of nonpartisan credentials. Most of its staffers seem to have worked in the nonpartisan Obama presidential campaigns of 2008 or 2012, often both. Its president, Anne Filipic, served as deputy executive director of the nonpartisan Democratic National Committee, and came here straight from the nonpartisan White House Office of Public Engagement. The nonpartisan Obamacare czar, Kathleen Sebelius (whom Filipic also worked for), has admitted putting the arm on companies to make donations to Enroll America, sparking several nonpartisan congressional investigations." From the Labash article linked in the post. Comedy gold!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 30, 2013 11:17 AM (oFCZn)

31 If I didn't know better this Matt Labash is the Weekly Standard's Jayson Blair. He had to have made that shit up.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 30, 2013 11:17 AM (/djtm)

32 Also, it seems that, structurally, Repubs should oppose every mass transit project. They just allow greater density. They allow cities to become more Leftist and for them to extend their control to the surrounding suburbs. In Virginia, for example. Repub gov McDonnell allowed the extension of DC's metro system even further out to the suburbs. And the new metro stations around Tysons Corner are being building with zero parking. The Left is very open about the goal -- they want to dissuade car use by not building parking lots, thus increasing the cost of owning and operating a car. We do well in sprawling suburbs and exurbs. We get destroyed in densely packed cities and even in inner suburbs. "Sprawl" is a good thing.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:22 AM (ZPrif)

33 The other thing about the Labash story is his having talked to the Obamacare navigator who was invoking his college education in "Queer Studies" (not making this up) and deploring how the exchange Web site only has two gender categories. Bias! Heteronormativity!

I suspect that the Obama organization did originally have the exchange site set up with the 17 or so different categories of "gender" that the LGBTQ-WTF crew currently proclaim.

But the political operatives then realized that maybe seeing all that weird stuff in the pull-down box for gender on the Web site might be just a leetle bit unsettling for Joe Sixpack and Jane Workaday as they got their first impression of Obamacare in practice.

No doubt they'll add the weird stuff back in later. Have to provide fan service to the various identity-politics blocs.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 30, 2013 11:24 AM (gqT4g)

34 They allow cities to become more Leftist and for them to extend their control to the surrounding suburbs. They also serve as conduits for criminal activity. The thugs ride out on the transit system, commit crimes, and go back to the inner city sewer.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 30, 2013 11:24 AM (oFCZn)

35 "Cities are becoming more and more Democrat super-majority controlled, largely because the middle class is getting squeezed out." The Tea Party movement is, in essence, the American middle class fighting for survival.

Posted by: Socrateae at November 30, 2013 11:25 AM (6uy7v)

36 AP has a story about how only 1/3rd of Americans trust each. Down from over half in the 1970s. This was, of course, entirely predictable due to the changing demographics of America. There are many great things about "Diversity". More varied and interesting food and music, for example. But social trust is not one of them. Other things being equal, greater ethnic diversity increases corruption and distrust as people act in a more ethnically tribal manner.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:27 AM (ZPrif)

37 You bitch, you, torquewrench! It's lucky my minor was in Advanced Puppetry or I'd be really pissed at you right now!

Posted by: Blade Sharpe at November 30, 2013 11:28 AM (ZyZIo)

38 The non-partisan gag is great.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2013 11:28 AM (pJo5f)

39 In Virginia, for example. Repub gov McDonnell allowed the extension of DC's metro system even further out to the suburbs.


Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 04:22 PM (ZPrif)


Why do so many Republicans insist of helping the Left in any way they can? As long as they pull this kind of shit, we definitely will not be able to keep the Left contained.

Posted by: KG at November 30, 2013 11:28 AM (IPz9m)

40 What good little useful idiots those Organizing America groupies are. Truly gives substance to the C.S. Lewis quote:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

If those Hitler youth had come to my door, I simply wouldn't have answered... and if the caught me outdoors - they would have been unceremoniously told to fuck right off.

Posted by: The terrible accent of Maurice Chevalier at November 30, 2013 11:30 AM (IH4JT)

41 And Obamacare is driving the burbs red. Posted by: Mallamutt I would beg to differ in a couple of particulars. The cities are being wrecked, and the "Middle Class", Democrat and Republican, are running. So the urban exodus was Republican/centrist a few decades ago. Now it is also turning Democrat, with the cities being hard Democrat-Socialist (like Chicago, Detroit and New York). And the socialist Democrats leaving financial hell-holes like Illinois and California. As somebody else said, the problem with the Left is that Obamacare is too complicated for many of the core constituency of the Democrats. The solution is Single Payer. The goal all along. Greater government tyranny. As bad as next year will be for the Democrats, if the Republicans have no plan, they in turn will get slaughtered in 2016.

Posted by: Severe Conservative riding Orca at November 30, 2013 11:31 AM (v6hyJ)

42 Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 04:27 PM (ZPrif) But look at how successful the Austro-Hungarian Empire is! Oh, wait...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 30, 2013 11:37 AM (oFCZn)

43 If telecommuting ever really works that would hugely help the Right. The less dense the area, the better we do. The long, multi-generation trend is people leaving rural areas, and leaving small towns, to go to the bigger metro areas for better paying jobs. Huge for us if more people could earn a good living and stay out of the big metros.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:38 AM (ZPrif)

44 The decline in voter participation occurs as cities are becoming ever more one-party constituencies. --------------------- Thus, after a fashion the slow motion collapse of cities like Charlotte and Atlanta. They have been bouyed up because the 'industries' there are largely white-collar and non-union, often heavily weighted towards banking and finance. The internal rot of Democratic rule will take longer, and may even stagger on indefinitely, but the infrastructure/services will steadily deteriorate. Even in those places the population/business shift has occurred out of the city limits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 30, 2013 11:39 AM (aDwsi)

45 >>>> ""In Virginia, for example. Repub gov McDonnell allowed the extension of DC's metro system even further out to the suburbs.""

"Why do so many Republicans insist of helping the Left in any way they can?"

McDimwit was a particular prize for the left.

One of his bright ideas was to re-enable felon voting in Virginia.

You know, felons. Who vote Democratic so overwhelmingly as to be an essentially monolithic group. Don't even bother having them handle a ballot. Just automatically add the total number of felons in every district to the Democratic ticket's totals, for simplicity.

Meanwhile, the GOP establishment wonder aloud in long Hamlet-Prince-of-Denmark soliloquies why it is they have trouble getting elected.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 30, 2013 11:40 AM (gqT4g)

46 Santorum is all about giving felons the right to vote, too.

Posted by: garrett at November 30, 2013 11:42 AM (pJo5f)

47 If I had a pig, I'd name him Hamlet Prince of Bacon.

Posted by: The terrible accent of Maurice Chevalier at November 30, 2013 11:43 AM (IH4JT)

48 The decline in voter participation occurs as cities are becoming ever more one-party constituencies. Enjoy your bankruptcies. I will. Immensely.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at November 30, 2013 11:43 AM (zmNY5)

49 I saw Hamlet Prince of Bacon open for Iron Maiden at Hammersmith Odeon in 1988.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 30, 2013 11:45 AM (oFCZn)

50 If I had a pig, I'd name him Hamlet Prince of Bacon. Posted by: The terrible accent -------------------- Ha!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 30, 2013 11:46 AM (aDwsi)

51 "[Nick] Saban Loves Obamacare" Man, calling someone a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure like that? You better bring it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 30, 2013 11:47 AM (FcR7P)

52 Indiana has had a series of Republican Govs who prioritized building highways and bypasses. This is great because it allows people to stay in the smaller and medium-sized metros and not all be forced to move to Chicago or Indianapolis for jobs. A new bypass of Kokomo just opened last week. Better highways get goods and services in and out of a metro faster. They make the smaller metros feel better connected, so they can get to the bigger cities when they want to --- like for sports. The better highway connections bring more jobs and let people have a better quality of life.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:53 AM (ZPrif)

53 Of course, we also need to figure out a way to sell ourselves in cities and at least be more competitive.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 11:54 AM (ZPrif)

54 Did you say, "Hamlet, Prince of Bacon"? See the sock link.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at November 30, 2013 11:55 AM (ZyZIo)

55 The Labash piece is on a par with the Jonah Goldberg gloatfest from a couple weeks ago in terms of pleasurable reading.
 
The Dems, over my vigorous objections, have managed to shoot themselves in the dick without even a figleaf of protection (other than the MFM, but really they are just Dems too). Their pitiable attempts to somehow blame repubs for their failure makes it all the more enjoyable.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 30, 2013 11:56 AM (cHZB7)

56

I keep TWS subscription because of their outstanding website.

I have had trouble paying my gas bill the last two months. I have paperless billing.  The website in the email is wrong.  I had to call last month from work to pay it.  I tried four times in the past few days to pay it and nothing happened. 

I turned on this Windows 8 computer to see if I had better luck. I managed to pay it. 

I never see formatting options on Mac computer but I have ampersands with it.   I'm trying to see if the bold option works. 

Posted by: Carol at November 30, 2013 11:58 AM (z4WKX)

57 Of course, we also need to figure out a way to sell ourselves in cities and at least be more competitive. If Bill Cosby, one of the all-time good guys, gets reamed for his attempts, I foresee difficulties.

Posted by: t-bird at November 30, 2013 11:59 AM (FcR7P)

58 Joyce is then off to the races with a 15-minute harangue on all her health problems, and how the insurance at the hospital where she works now sucks because of Obamacare. She tells of her diabetes, and the testing strips she can no longer afford. She shows us the hole in her gum, left by recurring mouth tumors. It’s getting uncomfortable. Katie just wants her to take a pamphlet so Joyce will know what her options are, and what coverage she’s entitled to. The woman needs supplemental insurance, she admits, now that Obamacare has sent her deductible skyrocketing from $400 to $1,500. She’s now getting to the point where she has to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine. [ ... ] As the girls try to collect a phone number for follow-up before slinking off, Joyce is still giving us the business. She voted for Obama—“twice!”—she says. Well then! I feel absolutely NO sympathy for her. She is getting exactly what she deserves. As are all Obama-voters who are facing the consequences of their ignorant actions.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 30, 2013 12:00 PM (7A4qQ)

59 Don't even bother having them handle a ballot. Just automatically add the total number of felons in every district to the Democratic ticket's totals Umm, I don't know how best to break the news to you, but...

Posted by: Your Local DNC at November 30, 2013 12:00 PM (FcR7P)

60
There is a middle class squeeze alright and the redistribution is going to both the rich and the poor.  The middle is boned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 30, 2013 12:02 PM (caCiW)

61 Don't even bother having them handle a ballot. Just automatically add the total number of felons in every district to the Democratic ticket's totals So you want to disenfranchise the millions of Non-Existent Americans from being able to cast their vote for Democrats??? H8r!

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2013 12:03 PM (MMC8r)

62 The Weekly Standard piece was priceless, although I could have done without the glib Todd Beamer reference at the start.  Otherwise really solid writing-- Labash destroyed these idiots without sounding condescending or snarky.  He just told the truth and let it collapse in on them.

Posted by: Filly at November 30, 2013 12:05 PM (Bywv2)

63 Labash has always seemed to be trying to be the next PJ O'Rourke. Not a bad aspiration.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 12:07 PM (ZPrif)

64 Well then! I feel absolutely NO sympathy for her. She is getting exactly what she deserves. As are all Obama-voters who are facing the consequences of their ignorant actions.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton


You don't have to. GOP candidates will. They need her vote.

No candidate ever has shamed people into voting.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at November 30, 2013 12:07 PM (vY2x+)

65 Joe Rogan ‏@joerogan Gluten free pancakes taste like socks. I definitely feel better after eating them though. Still not worth the effort.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 12:08 PM (ZPrif)

66 The problem isn't that they are facing the consequences of their ignorance. The problem is that we are, too.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 12:09 PM (ZPrif)

67 Also, just a reminder that Obama told US airlines to comply with China's illegal air defense zone. He did this even as he ordered two B-52s to fly through it to look tough. That was for show. Reality is China told America to kowtow. And we did.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 30, 2013 12:11 PM (ZPrif)

68 Great article by Matt LaBash. I'm awestruck at just how deep this disaster has penetrated into the national consciousness, especially the LIV. Now that they're learning that (giving the benefit of the doubt) Obama either lied about the "Free Stuff" or without the young & healthy paying into the system, there is no money for the promised subsidies, they don't seem to be so low-information anymore. Seem to be very well informed & want no part of ObamaCare.

Posted by: AmericanGypsea at November 30, 2013 12:14 PM (PY5T+)

69 You don't have to. GOP candidates will. They need her vote. No candidate ever has shamed people into voting. Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2013 05:07 PM Well, from her comment about freaking out about the Republicans taking over the House and Senate, it doesn't sound like she's ever going to vote for the GOP. She's a lost cause. As are most Obama-voters who voted for his failed ass TWICE.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 30, 2013 12:17 PM (7A4qQ)

70 Labash's article is hilarious!

Please, make it an episode of Portlandia!

Posted by: PJ at November 30, 2013 12:17 PM (ZWaLo)

71 how is cosby an all time good guy? He drugged woman and had sex with them, and supports Obama.

Posted by: sally at November 30, 2013 12:19 PM (jCYXB)

72

Also, just a reminder that Obama told US airlines to comply with China's illegal air defense zone.

He did this even as he ordered two B-52s to fly through it to look tough.

That was for show. Reality is China told America to kowtow. And we did.

 

 

I hate to defend anything Obama might say or do, but if things are likely to get really tense  in that area  then it might be wise to keep civilian planes out of it for the time being. With Japan and South Korean blatantly defying the Chinese and the commies coming under a lot of pressure to do something by the nationalist wing of their population, there are likely to be a lot of itchy trigger fingers in that sector of the sky in the near future and accidents have happened before.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2013 12:19 PM (fyu62)

73 That article is devastating to the retards that came up with this boondoggle.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 30, 2013 12:21 PM (oFCZn)

74 Joe, Did you make the box kind for gluten free pancakes or make your own? I use quinoa and oat bran flour-some people with celiac can't use oat bran. Tastes much better than box brand.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 30, 2013 12:21 PM (23Kgq)

75 57 Of course, we also need to figure out a way to sell ourselves in cities and at least be more competitive. ----- If Bill Cosby, one of the all-time good guys, gets reamed for his attempts, I foresee difficulties. Posted by: t-bird at November 30, 2013 04:59 PM (FcR7P)]/i] Yeah. Pretty sad. Pain, direct and intense, is the only educator these navel gazing mongoloids understand. Pain and pleasure. Rational thought, propelled to fruition by experience, is well beyond their capacity. I know it's funny to notate just how stupid these people are, but it's ....I don't know. It's like watching someone, repeatedly, beat themselves with a bat as they tell you how good it feels.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at November 30, 2013 12:21 PM (zmNY5)

76

thwarting the barrel...

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2013 12:22 PM (fyu62)

77 Here's a good fluffy pancake recipe with Gluten free flour from "Bob's Red Mill" 1-1/3 cups GF All Purpose Baking Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Milk (Almond, Soy, Cow, Goat, Vance\'s Darifree) 2 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil Directions Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and oil. With a wire whisk, stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until smooth. Ladle approximately ⅓ cup pancake batter onto hot griddle. Flip when bubbly and edges are slightly dry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 30, 2013 12:25 PM (23Kgq)

78 @72: As I understand it, Obama is not telling U.S. airlines that they have to stay out of the new Chinese air defense zone, just to tell the Chinese government before they fly through it.

Posted by: Joshua at November 30, 2013 12:26 PM (wvVqB)

79

Inner cities are similar to a commune. Really, collectivist, or cult living, has high taxes (or your labor), shared spaces, shared transportation, and dining. It's also with a central planner like Bloomberg, Nutter, and Emanuel, similar to a cult leader who has his followers pay their entire trust funds, then fucks their women.

 

The real solution to this disease is to fence the area and keep these zombies among themselves and not to sicken the adjacent areas.  

Posted by: redenzo at November 30, 2013 01:00 PM (bMeMt)

80 They want us dead. Don't ever believe these people want anything good for America. If you do, you are a fool. There. Was that so hard?

Posted by: EROWMER at November 30, 2013 01:33 PM (OONaw)

81 No time to choose when the truth must die
No time to lose or say goodbye
No time to prepare for the victim that's there
No time to suffer or blink
And no time to think.

Posted by: Frankie Goes Dylan at November 30, 2013 02:30 PM (e8kgV)

82 41 And Obamacare is driving the burbs red. Posted by: Mallamutt I would beg to differ in a couple of particulars. The cities are being wrecked, and the "Middle Class", Democrat and Republican, are running. So the urban exodus was Republican/centrist a few decades ago. Now it is also turning Democrat, with the cities being hard Democrat-Socialist (like Chicago, Detroit and New York). And the socialist Democrats leaving financial hell-holes like Illinois and California. Posted by: Severe Conservative riding Orca at November 30, 2013 04:31 PM (v6hyJ) Yep. From what I've seen, the suburbs are steadily becoming more Democrat. My own county used to be solid R years ago, and still trends R in local and county races, but it went for Obama twice. Just as Democrat voters are fleeing states their policies have destroyed and are moving to new states while continuing their voting habits (see Colorado and New Mexico), it is also happening at the county level. This is an electoral death spiral. As long as we have a universal franchise, there is no way out. Democracy will inexorably lead to socialism.

Posted by: rickl at November 30, 2013 02:47 PM (sdi6R)

83 "America’s cities have evolved into a political monoculture, with the Democratic share growing by 20 percent or more in most of the largest urban counties." They may be a political monoculture, but I'll guarantee that in the event of some sort of immense economic upheaval or natural cataclysm, they'll devolve into a living hell a lot faster than small towns and rural areas.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at November 30, 2013 03:59 PM (VVsZ2)

84 "41 And Obamacare is driving the burbs red.
Posted by: Mallamutt"

I have to agree with rickl, that the burbs are going more blue than red. They do not understand or will not understand that Democrat policies turned their urban centers into hellholes. It's something else, they think, but can't exactly name what.

However, the direct and stunning impact of Obamacare on their lives may be enough to make them think about the real causes of their own private Detroit. Maybe.

Posted by: PJ at November 30, 2013 04:19 PM (ZWaLo)

85 84 However, the direct and stunning impact of Obamacare on their lives may be enough to make them think about the real causes of their own private Detroit. Maybe. Posted by: PJ at November 30, 2013 09:19 PM (ZWaLo) But the people who actually live in the real Detroit still vote monolithically Democrat. Hugo Chavez destroyed Venezuela's economy and made himself a billionaire in the process, and the poor worship him, even as their toilet paper is rationed. I wish I could feel optimistic, but I just can't.

Posted by: rickl at November 30, 2013 04:45 PM (sdi6R)

86 Eveytime I have to wait for a mega-web application - at an airline counter, hotel registration, K-Mart on Black Friday... I always say: "your system must have been designed by the same people who built healthcare.gov". Invariably they chuckle and aknowledge the cluster that Obamacare is. Oh yeah, I only call it that....lets not let the authors set the language. Keep. Beating. the Drum.

Posted by: Buckdarmha at November 30, 2013 05:58 PM (g8+Vr)

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