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Friday with the ‘hammer – Assange should be on the run; and a Bloomberg third party candidacy?

by Speranza ( 113 Comments › )
Filed under Crime, Elections 2012, Liberal Fascism, Politics at December 3rd, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Julian Assange ought to be hunted down like a wild animal and brought to justice. If he gets away with what he does, then every miscreant out there will know that there will be no price to pay for having damaged America’s security and foreign policy interests. Unfortunately Eric Holder is not the type of Attorney General who will strike fear into the vile hearts of left-wing activists because in my opinion – Holder actually has sympathy for their goals.  We are still treating acts of war and sabotage as law enforcement issues.

by Charles Krauthammer

It is understandable for the administration to underplay the significance of the WikiLeaks State Department cables. But while it is wise not to go into a public panic, it is delusional to think that this is merely embarrassing gossip and indiscretion. The leaks have done major damage.

First, quite specific damage to our war-fighting capacity. Take just one revelation among hundreds: The Yemeni president and deputy prime minister are quoted as saying that they’re letting the United States bomb al-Qaeda in their country, while claiming that the bombing is the government’s doing. Well, that cover is pretty well blown. And given the unpopularity of the Sanaa government’s tenuous cooperation with us in the war against al-Qaeda, this will undoubtedly limit our freedom of action against its Yemeni branch, identified by the CIA as the most urgent terrorist threat to U.S. security.

Second, we’ve suffered a major blow to our ability to collect information. Talking candidly to a U.S. diplomat can now earn you headlines around the world, reprisals at home, or worse. Success in the war on terror depends on being trusted with other countries’ secrets. Who’s going to trust us now?

Third, this makes us look bad, very bad. But not in the way Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implied in her cringe-inducing apology speech in which she scolded these awful leakers for having done a disservice to “the international community,” and plaintively deplored how this hampers U.S. attempts to bring about a better world.

She sounded like a cross between an exasperated school principal and a Miss America contestant professing world peace to be her fondest wish. The problem is not that the purloined cables exposed U.S. hypocrisy or double-dealing. Good God, that’s the essence of diplomacy. That’s what we do; that’s what everyone does. Hence the famous aphorism that a diplomat is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.

Nothing new here. What is notable, indeed shocking, is the administration’s torpid and passive response to the leaks. What’s appalling is the helplessness of a superpower that not only cannot protect its own secrets but shows the world that if you violate its secrets – massively, wantonly and maliciously – there are no consequences.

The cat is out of the bag. The cables are public. Deploring them or trying to explain them away, a la Clinton, is merely pathetic. It’s time to show a little steel. To show that such miscreants don’t get to walk away.

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Read the rest here: WikiLeaks founder Assange ought to be in hiding from from America

Mike Bloomberg running as a third party “centrist” candidate for POTUS in 2012 – yeah that makes perfect sense – we already have a nanny in the oval office.  Bloomberg is no centrist – he is an old fashioned, overbearing liberal who looks down on the vast majority of working stiffs and has an imperious demeanor which is so typical of millionaire (or as in his case – billionaire) liberals. He is proof positive that one can make a ton of money and still be an idiot  (actually Hollywood, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL is further proof).  Like a former Governor of Alaska, Bloomberg has gotten bored with  the grind and minutiae of “governing” and now wants a job upgrade.

by Adam Brodsky

Here we go again: The 2010 midterm elections are barely a month old, but chatter’s already surfacing about a possible Mike Bloomberg presidential bid, just as after the 2006 midterms. A week from Monday, we get the launch of a new “centrist” group that could evolve into a third party that would be perfect for Hizzoner to represent.

If it all takes root, get set for a campaign to pull the wool over Americans’ eyes — while New York City, perhaps, rots from neglect.

So far, Bloomberg swears (cross his heart!) he won’t run. But: 1) One guy who reportedly played a role in assembling the group’s leaders was Mike’s political gofer, Kevin Sheekey – a key force behind the mayor’s last presidential flirtation. 2) Its rhetoric sounds uncannily like Hizzoner’s. And 3) He was invited to Monday’s launch.

The group calls itself “No Labels,” but “No Purpose” might be better– because, other than as a platform for Mike, it offers no reason whatsoever to exist.

Scour nolabels.org and just try to spot a rationale. You can’t.

Its “Statement of Purpose”? A litany of domestic challenges plus several paragraphs of gibberish: “Most Americans in the vital center want . . . a political system that works,” it boldly asserts — one that “makes the necessary choices to . . . put our country on a viable, sound path going forward.”

[...]

Yes, the group has a strong view of what it calls “hyperpartisanship,” which is “destroying our politics and paralyzing our ability to govern.” We’re supposed to buy No Labels as a response to “extremism” on the left and right — presumably, the Tea Party movement and group like MoveOn.

No Labels vows to “restore the political center.” But is the center moribund — or just further to the right than where the No Labelers would like? Americans this year didn’t oust moderates in favor of an equal number of far right-wingers and far left-wingers; they booted Democrats, and some moderate Republicans – and welcomed conservatives. Independents, notably, broke 56 percent to 37 percent for the GOP, ABCNews reports.

Nor, by the way, are the Tea Partiers a handful of right-wing radicals. They include a broad swath of mainstream Americans frightened by the left’s agenda: ObamaCare, ever-bigger government, massive debt, taxes.

And they don’t want everyone to simply “come together” and split the baby — cut some spending here, raise some taxes there — as Bloomberg and No Labels might suggest.

Now compare the group’s rhetorical mush with Mike’s after 2006: “The politics of partisanship,” he said then, “have paralyzed decision-making . . . and the big issues of the day are not being addressed.”

Yeah, blame partisanship. Never mind what voters actually think.

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113 Responses to “Friday with the ‘hammer – Assange should be on the run; and a Bloomberg third party candidacy?”
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  1. mjazz
    1 | December 3, 2010 4:34 pm

    What he did was totally wrong and disastrous.
    It showed us where we are vulnerable and gave us a peek behind the scenes.


  2. m
    2 | December 3, 2010 4:36 pm

    Hey mjazz! Happy Birthday!!


  3. Macker
    3 | December 3, 2010 4:39 pm

    I’m sure there’s a perfect dish to serve Julian Assange, and it’s not cold either: Крем суп полония!


  4. taxfreekiller
    4 | December 3, 2010 4:43 pm

    If Bloomberg should spend his time and money on a third party deal in 2012, I taxfreekiller will kiss him on his dumb as rich boy lips Jan. 20, 2013 for he will have made Obama unelected.

    like that


  5. mjazz
    5 | December 3, 2010 4:45 pm

    @ m:
    Thanks!


  6. mjazz
    6 | December 3, 2010 4:46 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:
    Unlike the GOP, the dems would probably neutralize a third party candidate.


  7. BuddyG
    7 | December 3, 2010 4:46 pm

    Mayor “support the GZ mosque” Bloomberg for Prez


  8. snork
    8 | December 3, 2010 4:47 pm

    Shouldn’t we be redirecting our anger at the spy who leaked all of this in the first place, and the incompetent boobs in charge who allowed it to happen? Sorry, I’m not going to join the lynch mob. If Assange broke the law, deal with him, but he’s just the conduit. If not him, it would have been somebody else. If anybody deserves to be drawn and quartered in all of this, it’s the queen who leaked the information, and the dopes who allowed it to happen by leaving such a gaping hole in the security.

    Dragging Assange’s body through the streets will accomplish nothing if these holes remain, and if we insist on treating certain members of the armed forces as untouchable.


  9. BuddyG
    9 | December 3, 2010 4:49 pm

    @ snork:

    Dragging Assange’s body AND PFC Manning’s body through the streets will provide disincentive to like minded folks.


  10. mjazz
    10 | December 3, 2010 4:50 pm

    ^ding X 10


  11. mjazz
    11 | December 3, 2010 4:51 pm

    :oops:

    @ snork:
    ^ding X 10


  12. 12 | December 3, 2010 4:52 pm

    @ snork:

    Dragging Assange’s body through the streets would accomplish dragging Assange’s body through the streets. That is a singularly worthwhile accomplishment. Kill your enemies wherever you can. You’ll have fewer enemies if you do.


  13. mjazz
    13 | December 3, 2010 4:54 pm

    bbl


  14. Macker
    14 | December 3, 2010 5:00 pm

    BuddyG wrote:

    @ snork:

    Dragging Assange’s body AND PFC Manning’s body through the streets will provide disincentive to like minded folks.

    6.0 TRILLION UPDINGS!


  15. Macker
    15 | December 3, 2010 5:01 pm

    OFF TOPIC: HOLY SHIT!
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEueJnsu80


  16. 16 | December 3, 2010 5:10 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Actually, I think if Assange’s “disappearance”, if you get my drift, would be a much more elegant, and chilling, solution. No body, no explanation, no clue, but an immensely understandable statement.


  17. snork
    17 | December 3, 2010 5:15 pm

    BuddyG wrote:

    Dragging Assange’s body AND PFC Manning’s body through the streets will provide disincentive to like minded folks.

    Until you’re dealing with some jihadi who wants his ass dragged through the streets.

    Plug the frakking holes.


  18. 18 | December 3, 2010 5:18 pm

    snork wrote:

    Shouldn’t we be redirecting our anger at the spy who leaked all of this in the first place, and the incompetent boobs in charge who allowed it to happen? Sorry, I’m not going to join the lynch mob. If Assange broke the law, deal with him, but he’s just the conduit. If not him, it would have been somebody else. If anybody deserves to be drawn and quartered in all of this, it’s the queen who leaked the information, and the dopes who allowed it to happen by leaving such a gaping hole in the security.

    Dragging Assange’s body through the streets will accomplish nothing if these holes remain, and if we insist on treating certain members of the armed forces as untouchable.

    On that subject, I saw the charge sheet for Manning and notice there was no mention of espionage or treason. If the military can’t deal with this sort of thing in a forceful way, who the hell else will?


  19. Da_Beerfreak
    20 | December 3, 2010 5:21 pm

    So what have we really learned from the Wikileaks diplomatic cables??

    5: that our politicians are a corrupt bunch of lying bastards.
    4: that our main stream media are a corrupt bunch of lying bastards.
    3: that the state department is full of corrupt bunch of lying bastards.
    2: that the corrupt bunch of lying bastards that run our government IT can’t secure shit. And…
    1: that the corrupt lying bastard in the White Hut doesn’t give a damn.

    Who Knew!! 11ty I’m Shocked!! :shock:


  20. DaveinAZ
    21 | December 3, 2010 5:25 pm

    @ snork:

    Look, make fun of this all you want but remember: Billions will die!

    /


  21. snork
    22 | December 3, 2010 5:25 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    And that the Arabs keep saying “Iran”, and the US keeps saying “Palestine”:

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhNOWVuSXGE&feature=email


  22. taxfreekiller
    23 | December 3, 2010 5:28 pm

    LBJ, Henry Kissinger.

    “There are no American combat troops in Laos.”

    Old man Bush.

    “Read my lips no new taxes.”

    Two Party Evil Money Cult.


  23. taxfreekiller
    24 | December 3, 2010 5:30 pm

    2 foot of snow in New York and in England.

    No wonder they hauled ass to Cancoon to wine and dine on our dimes.


  24. 25 | December 3, 2010 5:31 pm

    @ snork:

    …..noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”

    Parody and reality are converging; I can no longer distinguish between them.


  25. lobo91
    26 | December 3, 2010 5:31 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    On that subject, I saw the charge sheet for Manning and notice there was no mention of espionage or treason. If the military can’t deal with this sort of thing in a forceful way, who the hell else will?

    Nothing says they can’t add more charges.


  26. Da_Beerfreak
    27 | December 3, 2010 5:31 pm

    snork wrote:

    Aye, aye aye.
    Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico
    Science!

    Anyone want to bet that these folks would want to drag the body of the person or persons who leaked the emails from the CRU at the University of East Anglia through the streets too?? :wink:


  27. DaveinAZ
    28 | December 3, 2010 5:32 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:
    Difference being that LBJ and Kissinger fucking knew there were American combat troops in Laos, tfk. They fucking knew.


  28. DaveinAZ
    29 | December 3, 2010 5:33 pm

    @ MacDuff:
    Now THAT’s funny.


  29. taxfreekiller
    30 | December 3, 2010 5:34 pm

    Rub a Democrat real hard with a Republican, you can be sure no truth will come off that.


  30. huckfunn
    31 | December 3, 2010 5:36 pm

    Moonbats praying to the moon goddess. Who’s got a problem with that? / :roll: /


  31. lobo91
    32 | December 3, 2010 5:36 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Anyone want to bet that these folks would want to drag the body of the person or persons who leaked the emails from the CRU at the University of East Anglia through the streets too??

    I’m sure Ludwig von Quack Quack would…


  32. coldwarrior
    33 | December 3, 2010 5:38 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ m:
    Thanks!

    happy birthday, mjazz!


  33. snork
    34 | December 3, 2010 5:39 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Anyone want to bet that these folks would want to drag the body of the person or persons who leaked the emails from the CRU at the University of East Anglia through the streets too??

    Indubitably…


  34. huckfunn
    35 | December 3, 2010 5:40 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Did you come up with a name for the new hound?


  35. Da_Beerfreak
    36 | December 3, 2010 5:41 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I have not one doubt about that!!


  36. huckfunn
    37 | December 3, 2010 5:47 pm

    Here’s a funny: Vicky Pope, head of the climate predictions programme at the Met Office’s Hadley Centre, was stuck at Gatwick airport this week, a victim of Britain’s brutal cold snap. Ironically, she was on her way to Cancún to announce, together with the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation, that 2010 had provisionally tied with 1998 as the hottest year on record. Scientists from the Noaaa and Nasa, the two other institutes that provide data on global temperatures were wisely staying put in the US, having already stated that it looked like being the hottest year ever.


  37. coldwarrior
    38 | December 3, 2010 5:47 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    On that subject, I saw the charge sheet for Manning and notice there was no mention of espionage or treason. If the military can’t deal with this sort of thing in a forceful way, who the hell else will?
    Nothing says they can’t add more charges.

    manning had better get the death penalty for this.


  38. coldwarrior
    39 | December 3, 2010 5:48 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Did you come up with a name for the new hound?

    full details at 1900!


  39. coldwarrior
    40 | December 3, 2010 5:53 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    how can they continue this charade after all the info that came out about falsifying data and cooking the books?


  40. 41 | December 3, 2010 5:53 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Nothing says they can’t add more charges.

    That’s good to know, but something tells me they won’t. Maybe I’m pessimistc, but it would seem that espionage would be at the top of the list.


  41. huckfunn
    42 | December 3, 2010 5:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    manning had better get the death penalty for this.

    Icky Leaks is waging cyber combat against the US and as such is an illegal cyber combatant. Assange needs to join the other filth at Gitmo, if he isn’t killed resisting arrest.


  42. 43 | December 3, 2010 5:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    full details at 1900!

    Drama queen! :)


  43. huckfunn
    44 | December 3, 2010 5:56 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    how can they continue this charade after all the info that came out about falsifying data and cooking the books?

    I ‘spose it’s the left’s way of furthering their propaganda. They do it every day on the floor of the US Senate and House. I guess you saw the news that one of Boehner’s first acts as Speaker will be to do away with the committee for “climate change”.


  44. coldwarrior
    45 | December 3, 2010 5:58 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    full details at 1900!
    Drama queen!

    that’s when the good time friday night open booze threads start.

    all part of the master plan!


  45. lobo91
    46 | December 3, 2010 5:59 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    how can they continue this charade after all the info that came out about falsifying data and cooking the books?

    They reject your reality.


  46. coldwarrior
    47 | December 3, 2010 5:59 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    . I guess you saw the news that one of Boehner’s first acts as Speaker will be to do away with the committee for “climate change”.

    i did not see that until right now, excellent news!


  47. huckfunn
    48 | December 3, 2010 6:01 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    MacDuff wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    full details at 1900!
    Drama queen!

    that’s when the good time friday night open booze threads start.

    all part of the master plan!

    YIPPEE! a new booze hound open thread.


  48. huckfunn
    49 | December 3, 2010 6:03 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    . I guess you saw the news that one of Boehner’s first acts as Speaker will be to do away with the committee for “climate change”.

    i did not see that until right now, excellent news!

    GOP Kills Climate Change Committee


  49. coldwarrior
    50 | December 3, 2010 6:04 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    how can they continue this charade after all the info that came out about falsifying data and cooking the books?
    They reject your reality.

    the reject reality! not just mine!


  50. 51 | December 3, 2010 6:05 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Icky Leaks is waging cyber combat against the US and as such is an illegal cyber combatant. Assange needs to join the other filth at Gitmo, if he isn’t killed resisting arrest.

    Whatt I find disconcerting is that he’s been on this quest for some time now and, up to now, no action has been considered against him.

    I rather think that action to silence him should have been taken on the last round of “leaks” which were far more damaging. I would hope that the Bush administartion did not demur do to the cacophony that would have surely erupted from the liberal media.


  51. coldwarrior
    52 | December 3, 2010 6:09 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    I rather think that action to silence him should have been taken on the last round of “leaks” which were far more damaging. I would hope that the Bush administartion did not demur do to the cacophony that would have surely erupted from the liberal media.

    i just wish he had p’oed the russians a little more, they prolly would have taken him out.


  52. coldwarrior
    53 | December 3, 2010 6:11 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    YIPPEE! a new booze hound open thread.

    :lol:

    i never thought of that!


  53. lobo91
    54 | December 3, 2010 6:14 pm

    Okay…uniform is ready.


  54. coldwarrior
    55 | December 3, 2010 6:15 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Okay…uniform is ready.

    i do not miss getting A’s and blues ready…not one bit


  55. 56 | December 3, 2010 6:15 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    i just wish he had p’oed the russians a little more, they prolly would have taken him out.

    Alas, they weren’t his target, we were. Besides, he probably knew that if he screwed with the wrong people, he would, as you say, have met with an unfortunate “accident”. We have become a soft target and people feel they can attack us with impunity; all the more reason to make an exmple of this punk.


  56. huckfunn
    57 | December 3, 2010 6:16 pm

    Watch this! Inhofe: “Nothing is going to happen in Cancun at UN Climate party and everyone knows it.” “Al Gore is depressed about Cancu”
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UGetKfIjBA&feature=player_embedded#!


  57. RIX
    58 | December 3, 2010 6:19 pm

    Doesn’t the Obama Administration seemm really laid back
    about Assange? Holder held a presser talking about cracking down
    on sites that sell phony handbags etc. right after & then took off to flub the World Cup Bid.
    I am not even suggesting that they were complicit, but how fortuitous
    that it destroyed any Hilllary primary challenge.


  58. coldwarrior
    59 | December 3, 2010 6:20 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    that’s a sad commentary right there


  59. coldwarrior
    60 | December 3, 2010 6:21 pm

    @ RIX:

    the leaks take out hillary, she is finished, and it makes the US look bad…and that is doubleplusgood for 0.


  60. lobo91
    61 | December 3, 2010 6:23 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:
    Okay…uniform is ready.
    i do not miss getting A’s and blues ready…not one bit

    I had to go down to Ft Carson and get an IRR patch, and get the Koreans to sew it on.

    AAFES is now running gun stores, BTW.

    News to me…


  61. RIX
    62 | December 3, 2010 6:23 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    full details at 1900!
    Drama queen!

    I wnat to know what name was settled on.
    Very excitinbg bringing a dog home.


  62. 63 | December 3, 2010 6:23 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Watch this! Inhofe: “Nothing is going to happen in Cancun at UN Climate party and everyone knows it.” “Al Gore is depressed about Cancu”

    Beautiful, no nuances there!


  63. coldwarrior
    64 | December 3, 2010 6:26 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    AAFES is now running gun stores, BTW.

    News to me…

    news to me too!


  64. RIX
    65 | December 3, 2010 6:26 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ RIX:
    the leaks take out hillary, she is finished, and it makes the US look bad…and that is doubleplusgood for 0.

    Yeah daily double for Obama. If we get our hands on Assange, it will
    be interesting what status he is designated & how he is charged.
    I don’t think that Holder & Obama think that the guy did anything
    wrong.
    They can set it up so that he walks on the First Amendment.


  65. lobo91
    66 | December 3, 2010 6:28 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Just started, apparently. There’s one in the furniture/appliance/sporting goods store at Ft Carson, next to Clothing Sales. Looked like there were maybe half a dozen other locations.

    Prices seemed decent. And no tax.


  66. huckfunn
    67 | December 3, 2010 6:29 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Watch this! Inhofe: “Nothing is going to happen in Cancun at UN Climate party and everyone knows it.” “Al Gore is depressed about Cancu”

    Beautiful, no nuances there!

    And he’s so cheerful about it! :grin: I’m damn near worn out from nuance! Like Rush says, “I live in Literalville”.


  67. coldwarrior
    68 | December 3, 2010 6:29 pm

    @ lobo91:

    that’s a no brainer too to make a profit.


  68. Empire1
    69 | December 3, 2010 6:31 pm

    I wonder if all this deconstruction of the AGW scam will mean we can have our incandescent light bulbs back.


  69. lobo91
    70 | December 3, 2010 6:31 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Ft Bliss has a really nice Rod & Gun Club with a store. They’ll order anything you want.

    Of course, you have to be either a Texas resident or permanently stationed there in order to buy any guns…


  70. lobo91
    71 | December 3, 2010 6:32 pm

    Empire1 wrote:

    I wonder if all this deconstruction of the AGW scam will mean we can have our incandescent light bulbs back.

    Since all the US light bulb factories closed, I’d say that’s a no…


  71. RIX
    72 | December 3, 2010 6:32 pm

    How about those bactarium using arsenic as a nutrient in Moon Lake CA?
    I think that one of them is named Ice Weasel.


  72. coldwarrior
    73 | December 3, 2010 6:34 pm

    RIX wrote:

    How about those bactarium using arsenic as a nutrient in Moon Lake CA?
    I think that one of them is named Ice Weasel.

    that is saturday’s lecture topic!


  73. huckfunn
    74 | December 3, 2010 6:34 pm

    Empire1 wrote:

    I wonder if all this deconstruction of the AGW scam will mean we can have our incandescent light bulbs back.

    Gee, I hope so! I wonder if I can trade the curly-Q’s in for the old-timey ones. I’ll axe my local hazmat team.


  74. RIX
    75 | December 3, 2010 6:35 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Empire1 wrote:
    I wonder if all this deconstruction of the AGW scam will mean we can have our incandescent light bulbs back.
    Since all the US light bulb factories closed, I’d say that’s a no…

    Yeah & they will soon be illegal.
    I can see the blck market now. “Pssssst, he come here. I can set you
    up with some incandescent bulbs. Just got a shipment from Romania,
    but it’ll cost ya.”


  75. coldwarrior
    76 | December 3, 2010 6:36 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Yeah & they will soon be illegal.
    I can see the blck market now. “Pssssst, he come here. I can set you
    up with some incandescent bulbs. Just got a shipment from Romania,
    but it’ll cost ya.”

    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.


  76. lobo91
    77 | December 3, 2010 6:38 pm

    @ RIX:

    I saw something online where some guy in Germany is selling them. He got around the EU restriction by marketing them as “portable heaters,” instead of light bulbs.


  77. RIX
    78 | December 3, 2010 6:39 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    How about those bactarium using arsenic as a nutrient in Moon Lake CA?
    I think that one of them is named Ice Weasel.
    that is saturday’s lecture topic!

    Good, interesting stuff. Challenges all conventional thought
    about the building blocks of life.


  78. 79 | December 3, 2010 6:39 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    that’s a sad commentary right there

    I agree. But in all fairness to Bush, the coordinated effects of the media’s distortions, rabblerousing, and outright lies can have a negative impact on any president’s ability to effectively govern. The media has set themselves up as a virtual branch of government, and a large swath of the populace has accepted them as such.

    Hell, the media was responsible for electing a president by their lack of vetting and investigative reporting. Control of information in a society such as ours can be a mighty weapon, and when those who are controlling the information are doing so as a means to an end, well, I think we’re already seeing the effects.


  79. Empire1
    80 | December 3, 2010 6:39 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Heck, most all US factories have closed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get what they used to make — and there’d be a huge market, I bet. I HATE those expensive curly bulbs that don’t last … and are full of mercury. I want my nice incandescents back!


  80. huckfunn
    81 | December 3, 2010 6:39 pm

    Bret Baer’s opening piece on “The Grapevine” was the moonbats praying to the moon goddess in Cancun.


  81. wolfie
    82 | December 3, 2010 6:40 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.

    I know someone who did too. Heh heh.
    Of course, if I had done such a thing, I wouldn’t tell anyone. People have killed to get far less.


  82. RIX
    83 | December 3, 2010 6:40 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:
    I saw something online where some guy in Germany is selling them. He got around the EU restriction by marketing them as “portable heaters,” instead of light bulbs.

    Genius! Somebody always makes the proverbial lemonade.


  83. lobo91
    84 | December 3, 2010 6:40 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    The most interesting thing I saw at the new Carson store was this.

    Not that I need another .308, but it does look interesting…


  84. Empire1
    85 | December 3, 2010 6:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I have a small stock of ‘em, but most of my limited storage space has canned or dehydrated food, assorted metals, and other survival-type stuff.


  85. snork
    86 | December 3, 2010 6:43 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Pout, pout…

    In a continual denial of the existence of climate change, House Republicans will eliminate the committee created to highlight the threat of global warming.

    :roll:


  86. RIX
    87 | December 3, 2010 6:44 pm

    coldwarrior
    76 | December 3, 2010 18:36
    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.

    Is he looking for a fence? Not saying that I would participate in such
    a dastardly crime, but ya think that he might consider a partner?


  87. snork
    88 | December 3, 2010 6:45 pm

    RIX wrote:

    How about those bactarium using arsenic as a nutrient in Moon Lake CA?
    I think that one of them is named Ice Weasel.

    So if it metabolizes arsenic, it must be an arseweasel.


  88. RIX
    89 | December 3, 2010 6:46 pm

    snork wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    How about those bactarium using arsenic as a nutrient in Moon Lake CA?
    I think that one of them is named Ice Weasel.
    So if it metabolizes arsenic, it must be an arseweasel.

    It would have to be.


  89. coldwarrior
    91 | December 3, 2010 6:47 pm

    wolfie wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.
    I know someone who did too. Heh heh.
    Of course, if I had done such a thing, I wouldn’t tell anyone. People have killed to get far less.

    it wasnt me.


  90. coldwarrior
    92 | December 3, 2010 6:48 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    The most interesting thing I saw at the new Carson store was this.
    Not that I need another .308, but it does look interesting…

    nice, so totaly out of my price range!


  91. lobo91
    93 | December 3, 2010 6:49 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I think they had it marked at around $1400.

    Nobody sells guns at MSRP.


  92. huckfunn
    94 | December 3, 2010 6:49 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    Yeah & they will soon be illegal.
    I can see the blck market now. “Pssssst, he come here. I can set you
    up with some incandescent bulbs. Just got a shipment from Romania,
    but it’ll cost ya.”

    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.

    Let the bartering begin. I’ve got 3 pre-low-flow Standard American sitdowns that I’ll trade for a year’s worth.


  93. RIX
    95 | December 3, 2010 6:49 pm

    Ok, can’t make this up. Just heard a blurb on the radio, Obama
    got to Afghanistan & called Karzai.
    He didn’t meet with him he called him! Called about what?
    He can call him from the White House.


  94. coldwarrior
    96 | December 3, 2010 6:50 pm

    @ RIX:

    nope, this peep is stone cold serious about the bulbs.


  95. coldwarrior
    97 | December 3, 2010 6:51 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    I think they had it marked at around $1400.
    Nobody sells guns at MSRP.

    still way too $$$


  96. coldwarrior
    98 | December 3, 2010 6:52 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    RIX wrote:
    Yeah & they will soon be illegal.
    I can see the blck market now. “Pssssst, he come here. I can set you
    up with some incandescent bulbs. Just got a shipment from Romania,
    but it’ll cost ya.”
    i know a peep that bought many, many of them…enough to last a lifetime.

    Let the bartering begin. I’ve got 3 pre-low-flow Standard American sitdowns that I’ll trade for a year’s worth.

    :lol:

    what a shitty deal!!!

    :lol:


  97. RIX
    99 | December 3, 2010 6:52 pm

    huckfunn
    94 | December 3, 2010 18:49
    Let the bartering begin. I’ve got 3 pre-low-flow Standard American sitdowns that I’ll trade for a year’s worth.

    Hey, hey deese bulbs is illumination gold. Youse gatta do better
    de dat.


  98. coldwarrior
    100 | December 3, 2010 6:53 pm

    gotta walk the dog…brb


  99. huckfunn
    101 | December 3, 2010 6:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    what a shitty deal!!!

    OK, then half a year. Whatdyathink? :wink:


  100. RIX
    102 | December 3, 2010 6:55 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ RIX:
    nope, this peep is stone cold serious about the bulbs.</blockquote

    >

    Hmmm, I’ll need another angle. If I could get my hands on those
    arsenic eatng bactarium! Talk about an exotic pet ring.


  101. lobo91
    103 | December 3, 2010 6:56 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Ok, can’t make this up. Just heard a blurb on the radio, Obama
    got to Afghanistan & called Karzai.
    He didn’t meet with him he called him! Called about what?
    He can call him from the White House.

    They did a secure video conference, although they could have done that from the White House, too.

    He was supposed to meet with Karzai in person and have dinner with him, but the weather was too bad to fly from Bagram to Kabul.


  102. lobo91
    104 | December 3, 2010 6:56 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    gotta walk the dog…brb

    In Soviet Union, dog walks you!


  103. RIX
    105 | December 3, 2010 6:57 pm

    Gotta go throw some dead animal on the grill.
    It is a balmy 30 degrees. See ya.


  104. huckfunn
    106 | December 3, 2010 6:58 pm

    RIX wrote:

    huckfunn
    94 | December 3, 2010 18:49
    Let the bartering begin. I’ve got 3 pre-low-flow Standard American sitdowns that I’ll trade for a year’s worth.

    Hey, hey deese bulbs is illumination gold. Youse gatta do better
    de dat.

    How ’bout I throw in a couple cases of canned freon.


  105. lobo91
    107 | December 3, 2010 7:01 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    You’re going to end up on America’s Most Wanted…


  106. 108 | December 3, 2010 7:04 pm

    Yummmm, got some fish ‘n’ chips happening with some slightly cool Guinness. Yeah, Friday always brings out the old-school Catholic in me :)

    Have a great evening, all!


  107. Speranza
    109 | December 3, 2010 7:15 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ taxfreekiller:
    Unlike the GOP, the dems would probably neutralize a third party candidate.

    That is probably turue. Bloomberg though would take more votes away from Obama then from the GOP.


  108. Speranza
    110 | December 3, 2010 7:18 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ RIX:
    the leaks take out hillary, she is finished, and it makes the US look bad…and that is doubleplusgood for 0.

    He certainly does not seem overly upset.


  109. 111 | December 3, 2010 8:23 pm

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  110. Da_Beerfreak
    112 | December 3, 2010 10:09 pm

    Empire1 wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Heck, most all US factories have closed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get what they used to make — and there’d be a huge market, I bet. I HATE those expensive curly bulbs that don’t last … and are full of mercury. I want my nice incandescents back!

    Two winters back I let one of the “60 watt” CFLs run the whole Minnesotan winter over my backdoor. At about -15F (air temp. not windchill :grin: ) it put out about as much light as a paper match. Next to useless in an outdoor light fixture where it get really cold. :roll:


  111. 113 | December 4, 2010 8:07 am

    Like a former Governor of Alaska, Bloomberg has gotten bored with the grind and minutiae of “governing” and now wants a job upgrade.

    Who are you talking about, Speranza? Tony Knowles or Frank Murkowski? If you mean Sarah Palin, I’d suggest you take a better look at her and her record.


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