|20131213 00:14||OldSpook||They just didnt hire the right interpreter. Should have used this guy:|
And yes, I know my age is showing. Beisbol been berry berry good to heem.
|20131212 22:56||Thing From Snowy Mountain||No, I think the truth got out but now they're trying to obfuscate by spraying extra layers of weird on top.|
|20131212 22:42||SteveS||The Sign Language Guy story is just getting weirder and weirder.|
|20131212 20:51||Pappy||Thanks for Toto, Snowy. |
If I ever did a remake of "Dogs of War," I'd use that as the end-piece.
|20131212 20:36||Pappy||Speaking (or deaf-signing) of the Mandela event:|
The man accused of faking sign-language while standing alongside world leaders like President Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said Thursday he saw “angels” at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.
“I was in a very difficult position,” he added. “And remember those people, the president and everyone, they were armed, there was armed police around me. If I start panicking I’ll start being a problem. I have to deal with this in a manner so that I mustn’t embarrass my country.” Asked how often he had become violent, he said “a lot” while declining to provide details.
“I would like to tell everybody that if I’ve offended anyone, please, forgive me,” Jantjie said in his concrete home in a low-income Johannesburg neighborhood. “But what I was doing, I was doing what I believe is my calling, I was doing what I believe makes a difference.”
|20131212 20:16||Dale||Most active time I have ever seen. Filtered heavily.|
|20131212 20:14||Dale||Yes, This has been known for some time. Money cards and energy assistance also currently. They use an Obama program to help people in need.|
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|20131212 06:35||badanov||Back up O Club|
|20131211 23:27||Sherry||Is the best email for Fred for the bleg post fred-at-rantburg.com?|
|20131211 22:59||badanov||From Richard Fernandez at the Belmont Club:|
The Telegraph says the presence of the fake raises questions about how good the security arrangements were at the Mandela event.
Answer: Security was terrible because it had several terrorists and terrorist sympathizers at the event.
|20131211 22:34||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Didn't Tutu do that song? Or something like that...|
|20131211 21:48||badanov||Sux to be Tutu...|
|20131211 20:14||Pappy||Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s house in Cape Town was burgled as he spoke at Mandela's memorial service.|
|20131211 18:12||badanov||Much too powerful not to post: Some Wednesday evening Big Mama Thornton:|
|20131211 13:19||Fred||Headzup, if you haven't been reading the 'Burg. Server switch will take place tomorrow, after the noon hour. It will probably take an hour and a half to two hours.|
|20131211 12:25||Glenmore||Heading for Oklahoma for the weekend - transporting spousal unit for her annual larder-replenishment effort to slay Bambi's mother.|
|20131210 22:09||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Evening. Just when you think things can't get any more ridiculous, the NSA is infiltrating World of Warcraft.|
...and still they failed to keep Garrosh Hellscream from stealing the Heart of Y'ssarj. What is wrong with these people?
|20131210 21:52||badanov||As long as they steer clear of Arma 2...|
|20131210 20:35||Pappy||Evening. Just when you think things can't get any more ridiculous, the NSA is infiltrating World of Warcraft.|
|20131210 16:32||Deacon Blues||ZF I have more mucky stuff but there are some secret woids and they won't post. I could email them to you. Mine is richardwn20atearthlinkdotnet.|
A little Obama care.
|20131210 14:59||Dale||Oops! That is bad.|
|20131210 14:55||Dale||AP sounds great. Such energy. Das! ist! gut!|
|20131210 14:13||Zenobia Floger6220||trailing wife, (going way back here) Thanks for the koan thing. Will root around. I love your idea of looking at the archives from the beginning. I know the concept, having done a "this day in history" walkthrough of WWII back in the '90s, inspired by C-SPAN's anniversary stuff, and more recently a (much looser) run at the Civil War, but I don't think it would ever have occurred to me to use this site that way. Duh. So again, thanks.|
That mucky scammy stuff is deadly. I laughed till it hurt. Too close to hysteria for comfort this time of year, but I'll be revisiting those in the new year for sure. Thanks!
|20131210 13:32||Bright Pebbles||D.Rather. Still delusional|
|20131210 13:24||Bright Pebbles||MSM Coverage of the South African commies funeral|
|20131210 12:27||Deacon Blues||The play against Georgia was a fluke. The run-back against Alabama was a well-executed play, just like running a kick-off or punt.|
|20131210 10:38||Bright Pebbles|
|20131210 07:39||Glenmore||"2 fluke plays away from being a 3 loss also-ran."|
You're right of course, Old Spook, but I regard it as God's message to Alabama to reject Nick Satan.
|20131210 01:01||OldSpook||Why D1ck Dale's Misirlou in the middle of the night? Well why the hell not!|
|20131209 22:45||badanov||We'll see how Auburn's success affects recruiting for 2014|
|20131209 22:39||OldSpook||Another way of looking at it is... Auburn: 2 fluke plays away from being a 3 loss also-ran.|
|20131209 22:39||Alaska Paul|
|20131209 12:17||Deacon Blues||Ship, I'm just glad the Auburn Tigers have had a good year. Make that great year.|
|20131209 02:30||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I don't know. I'm not sure their supply situation would have let them move troops down from Manchuria if they had to.|
|20131208 23:07||Pappy||Would that have forced the Japanese to divert forces from other areas, like Manuchuria?|
|20131208 22:02||Thing From Snowy Mountain||From the Pearl River you'd probably want to go West and Northwest, to secure the lines of communication into Yunnan and Sichuan.|
|20131208 19:21||Pappy||Thanks, bad. Then it wouldn't have been an issue.|
|20131208 19:19||Pappy||And the healthcare insurance shenanigans aren't just at the Federal level:|
California's health exchange has given insurance agents the names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who went online to check out coverage but didn't ask to be contacted. The Covered California exchange said it started handing out this consumer information this week as part of a pilot program to help people enroll ahead of a Dec. 23 deadline to have health insurance in place by Jan. 1. State officials said they are only trying to help potential customers find insurance and sign up in time. But some insurance brokers and consumers who were contacted said they were astonished by the state's move.
The names provided include people who started an insurance application on the Covered California website since enrollment launched Oct. 1, but for whatever reason never picked a health plan or completed the sign-up process. The state said it provided information on tens of thousands of people who logged into the state's website, but it didn't know the exact number. The exchange said agents were given names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses if available. No other information on the application, such as Social Security numbers, income and other personal details, was shared, according to the exchange.
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, acknowledged that these consumers did not ask to be contacted by the state or its certified insurance agents. But he said the outreach program still complies with privacy laws and it was reviewed by the exchange's legal counsel. Lee said those certified agents cannot use this consumer information for any other purposes or to try to sell other products.
"I can imagine some people may be upset," Lee said in an interview Friday. "But I can see a lot of people will be comforted and relieved at getting the help they need to navigate a confusing process."
|20131208 19:14||badanov||The great bulk of PLA forces were bottled up in the northern near Shanxi province after 1937, after the Long March.|
|20131208 19:09||Pappy||Good question, Snowy. The question is whether Mao and his forces would've either joined up or stopped the move up the Pearl River, when they realized it also carved out part of southern China from Japanese control.|
(or Chiang Kai Shek's forces for that matter...)
|20131208 16:07||Thing From Snowy Mountain||ooh boy, I get to cut and paste:|
ok, what I originally tried to post:
Problem being, by now socialism is such a powerful idea it doesn't have to provide any benefit to anyone to stay in power. FDR had something to prove, Obama didn't.
Which brings up something else I've been thinking about:
Lately I've wondered if our "Ender's Game" style strategy for Japan where we threatened to destroy the homeland without liberating too many people along the way might have done more harm than good.
I find myself wondering what would have happened if the followup to the liberation of the Philippines would have been a similarly sized invasion force landing at the Pearl River estuary and cutting the supply lines for all the Japanese forces between there and Burma. Instead of rushing to Drop The Bomb Really Quick so that East Asia could have been made Safe For Stalin and Mao.
|20131208 14:20||Pappy||Morning from Next to the Park.|
We reduced Japan to a pile of radioactive smoking rubble in 1,346 days. It's now Day 1,355 and, despite promises to do likewise to the healthcare system, they're still working on it.
The FDR administration built almost a hundred working aircraft carriers faster than the Obama administration has managed to build one working website.
|20131208 14:08||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I think it's more accurate to say that Obama is the one who's ejecting from the plane and running away from the national responsibilities.|
|20131208 12:54||Bright Pebbles|
|20131208 12:44||49 Pan||One explanation for the Mandela conflict among the right is that The right does have strong opinions at the core about the Apartheid government. Segregation works against our core beliefs. Mandela opposed that and for that we are in agreement, I think. What splits the right is that some have done their homework and Mandela was a communist and believed in the Castro/Che way of life. He was not a MLK or Gandhi in any way shape or form. Then once the Apartheid govt fell, Mandela did nothing to stop the slaughter of the whites in South Africa. He did nothing to transform the government in anything beyond tribal leaders. The fall of the Apartheid government was necessary. Mandela was not the right guy and his tactics were not appropriate. |
I think, we Americans enjoy the romantic side of freedom fighters. I remember the tip jars for the IRA back in the 80's in the Irish pubs. But just as soon as the IRA mortared a funeral and killed women and children the romance went away and their funding from the US dried up.
|20131208 10:42||Shipman||This is gonna be wonderful Deacon, I'll take Auburn and give 2 points.|
I will make the Propaganda Posters. I've lost Learn Tractors Driving and Be Hero from a few years back. But Agro-Soviet Realism is always in vogue. I wish tie-Dye was still around, then I could get suitably fired up, the only really annoying coach Auburn ever hired.
|20131208 09:36||Deacon Blues||It's a good day to be an Auburn fan.|