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Confounding the calumniators and apostates
Obama goes toe-to-toe with House Republicans on their turf. When was the last the last time a Democrat confronted them this way?
"What happens is that you guys don't have a lot of room to negotiate with me," Obama said. "The fact of the matter is, many of you, if you voted with the administration on something, are politically vulnerable in your own base, in your own party . . . because what you've been telling your constituents is, 'This guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy America.' "And...
"Let's face it," he said, "some of you have been at the ribbon-cuttings of some of these important projects in your communities."Sure, they got him at least once, totally scored:
Obama was pressed by freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah on why he had not followed through on his pledge that healthcare negotiations would be broadcast on TV. Obama argued that most of the debate had in fact been aired, except for some of the talks close to the Senate vote.
"That was a messy process," Obama said. "I take responsibility."
Alito, you bitch.
The SacBee has the story. Check it: starting point guard gets hurt, J Will comes in, team goes 13-4. Starting point guard comes back, team goes 6-8...
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm as loyal to the white race as anyone. I find white women attractive (although I'm not sure I'd marry one...) and certainly enjoy the work of white artists and musicians.
"Something special happened between John and I," Carroll said, describing the Seahawks' interview with Schneider.
There is no question in my mind that there are vampires. The question really should be how many vampires are there, and, as a corollary, what is the optimal strategy for a single vampire? Essential considerations:
This Boston Globe article reports that both Patriots ownership and former players think highly of Carroll, and believe he has a good chance to win in Seattle.
I picked up (virtually) the 1934 Sears catalog today. The inside cover features a smart wool men's overcoat for $9.50, some nice-looking shirts for $1.19. Good deals!
The media is now confirming what FSL reported just moments ago...Kippy Brown has been signed.
The Block of Granite (yes, really)
Kippy Brown is in play. Kippy Brown!
Some time in the next hour, somewhere in the world, a large jet aircraft is going to land in a crosswind. It will probably go fine - these are well-designed airplanes, and the pilots are highly skilled. It sure is fun to watch, though (my favorite starts at 1:31):
To the Seahawks fans and press who have decided, before it has even been made official, that hiring Pete Carroll is a terrible idea, I want to know: where was this outrage last year when the Seahawks made Jim Mora the head coach?
For no reason whatsoever, here is some information on the professional football team based closest to Alaska.
LA Times columnist wonders if coaching the Seahawks might tarnish Carroll's reputation:
"USC is Heisman Trophies, Heritage Hall, the Trojan Band and fighting for the BCS national title nearly every year. It’s Notre Dame, UCLA, the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl.
"The Seahawks are in Seattle someplace, on the way to Alaska."Then it gets kinds of patronizing.
As if Pete Carroll would quit a job to avoid an investigation...hello ladies!
Sources: Creepy weasels decide they will probably hire another creepy weasel. The tipoff that this is inside stuff: they used the word "process".
Son #2: "Hey Dad, wanna hear my opera?"
Josh Marshall finally asks:
Why are we giving these terrorists the honor of being called 'criminals' when we could really stick it to them and label them 'warriors'?
A few marks of a successful career in painting:
Rush Limbaugh Rushed to Appleby's With Hunger Pains