Herman Cain is toast HE just does not realize it yet.
Those Koch’s with a different mother will cut him loose real soon imho.
Excuse my manners, Good morning BT and firepups.
Good morning, everyone. Fleeing upstairs from the sight of Evan Bayh, my not lamented former senator and grade-A a$$hole.
Will be interesting to see how Cain’s declining overall favorability will affect his poll numbers vs Mittens.
The sexual harassment stuff is dropping Cain’s poll numbers, while the fact that he is an idiot with little grasp of the issues he’d need to govern intelligently doesn’t matter, apparently.
I agree with Rachel Maddow: Cain is performance art, not a real candidate.
I made a copy of your “crock pot Italian Beef” recipe on a post from yesterday. Thank you, it sounds delicious.
Cain is toast and doesn’t know it. 12K surround the White House and Obama will pretend not to know it.
Obama just wants to be able to delay the decision until its off the radar and won’t hurt his election significantly. But he has to balance that against the campaign contributions that the MOTU’s are holding until he approves. The poor fellow is between a rock and a hard place!
Boxturtle (And all the OWS protestors throwing rocks at him can’t help, either)
Have a great day everyone, I have to sub teach today and I would really like to stick around for the conversation. :-(
That kinda bothers me. His economic plan is pure voodoo, even conservative economics have debunked it. He has no revelent experience an was under the impression that China did not yet have nukes.
So we take him out on a 10 year old harassment claim, settled out of court long ago to the satisifaction of all parties.
Boxturtle (Because too many GOPers like his economic plan, we can’t dump on it)
It is, AppleCanyon2, very delicious. I made Coq au Vin for dinner last night, recipe from Julia Child’s cookbook. The complete recipe used a whole stick of butter — I could feel my arteries slamming shut as I ate!
Here’s another one for you:
Italian Sausage and Pasta Soup
Warning: it makes a HUGE amount so consider cutting the recipe in half.
Good morning pupses and thanks, BT.
I will think positive thoughts for you all day, and burn incense, too. Sub teaching is tough. You have my respect :)
Patchouli, or Sandalwood?
I suppose if he’s out, we should just be thankful.
Some of us are old enough to remember the 1988 primary season, when the media belittled the Democratic aspirants as the “Seven Dwarfs.” Those dwarfs, you may recall, were Bruce Babbitt, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Dick Gephart, Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, and Senator Paul Simon of Illinois. Compare those so-called lightweights to Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry. We’ve come a long way, baby — a long way towards galloping dwarfism! One of those clowns could become President!
My daughter did it for a year, a couple of years ago, and it is indeed a very tough thing to do well. Fortunately she is now an “instructional assistant” teaching technology to the entire elementary school (a class at a time, of course, not en masse). She loves it and gets to know all 400+ kids in the school.
One of those clowns could become President!
That means we are guaranteed to have a clown as President.
So great that she now knows what she is walking into every morning. And loving it is the icing.
One of those clowns could become President!
Why not a clown? We’ve had a bad joke for four years.
Boxturtle (Bozo for President! A pie in every face!!)
Can’t find a peep in the NY Times about the pipeline protest, although it was covered in The Guardian by yesterday evening.
The NYT is not quite as bad as the Wash Post — but it’s getting there.
Fixed-position solar panels operate at only a small fraction of their potential efficiency. They will reach their full potential when they are equipped with positioning devices which will enable them to capture the sun’s rays at a 90 degree angle from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year.
Mornin’, BT, pups
The only way Obama could have missed those 12,000 good advocates of small d democracy yesterday is if he had his head up his ass as his caravan drove by. Oh, wait…
Great coverage via Global Revolution and Jane. I was thinking last evening that if, say, Kos was covering the event what are the odds that his mug would have been on camera much more than Jane’s was, which was nil. Citizen journalism, what a novel idea.
I was just about to reply that we HAVE a clown as President.
Good morning all. It seems the police and cities are beginning to put a clamp down on occupies around the country. St. Louis seems to be one of those cities according to Mayor Slay. I think now is a crucial time for the occupy movement. IMHO
Good morning BT and all.
I see Paul Krugman is doing Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) this morning… his wife, Robin Wells, is a yoga instructor and academic economist.
Top headline in ChattTimes online was: Stink Bugs Expected to Invade Georgia.
Nothing on protest that I could find.
Morning BT & Pups of Fire:
Hedges is up.
12K surround White House.
Healthy number. Therefore, the project will likely be approved. I mean…all that extra petro will bring the cost of gasoline back down to $2.00. See? Michele was right.
Schumer and Morning Joke talking about “structural” unemployment — even though the data show that it explains almost none of the current unemployment situation.
Dean Baker called the WaPo “Fox on 15th Street” in a blog post a couple of days ago.
And to wordplay at 23: did you see Krugman’s blog post last night?
Music for Tomorrow’s Column
Joni Mitchell is 68 today.
Mary Travers would be 74 today. RIP, Mary, I loved ya.
Schumer: “When Ds move too far left, we lose.”
Those were the days, My Friend….thanks for the Memories. ;)
I didn’t know Hedges was arrested last week. Good for him.
He and about 15 other participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement were detained as they protested outside the global headquarters of Goldman Sachs in lower Manhattan.
Thanks msmolly. Much appreciated : )
Motherfucker wouldn’t know “left” if it put a foot up his ass. Which we should.
How would he know, unless he tries?
Bet he’d get more support for a 2% tax increase on income over $250K than he really wants.
Boxturtle (And since when is applying the rule of law to banksters too far left?)
Thanks for Alito, Chuck.
And in other news…
Is the SuperCommittee Just One Big Lie?
Scabrow is so frustrated. He knows the Ds would trade deep SS and Medicare cuts for just a pittance of new revenue. But his buddies on the Hill say: Close the loopholes BUT no new net revenue.
That’s a powerful piece. Thanks.
any “revenue increases” that the Republicans agree to are going to amount to what falls out of the pocket of a Koch brother while he’s poisoning a river somewhere.
What a great line! Too bad it’s true….
Pierce: “All of this was eminently predictable the moment the Democrats signed onto this moronic bid for Meet the Press credibility.”
It was eminently predictable LONG before that: Like, when Barry signed on to the deficit/debt hysteria.
Baseball sized hail totaled my asphalt composite roof last spring, but it’s not so bad it can’t wait to be replaced until next year. I’m going to keep looking for developing solar options until then. Hooray for Moore’s Law!
I think Schumer does know conventional politics. And, the facts are, he is right.
Because he’s smarter and younger, Alito is worse than Thomas (which is really saying something).
As for Schumer and his comment, those who insist the Democrats are the solution are a large part of the problem.
Oh yeah, Barry moved too far left. Is that your explanation for his massive fail — where swing states are up for grabs in 2012?
There’s a dude named Bob Dylan who wrote a song, The Times, They Are A Changin’. The days of “conventional” politics are over. Neoliberalism is a plague and there is a cure.
I occasionally go to DKos to see how close it is to a meltdown over OWS. The answer, getting very close. All it will take is one clear rift with Obama and OWS will be vilified by the DKos hyper-partisans and identity politics liberals. They may keep it together through the holidays but after that DKos splits in half. Expect many newcomers here at FDL.
All it will take is one clear rift with Obama and OWS will be vilified by the DKos hyper-partisans and identity politics liberals.
The rift is clearly there already. OWS sees the political system — including Barry — as broken.
I’ll spring for the popcorn. Just tell me when :)
“Democrats moving too far left” is laughable. Democrats move to the right and call it the left.
Interesting…I never read DKos unless a link takes me there. How do you mean, “close to a meltdown”?? Is there poo flinging?
Occupy Wall Street is antithetical to a guy who is bought and paid for by Wall Street.
And they got him on the cheap.
Reminds me of my ol’fave…I was born at night, but not last night….Gets me everytime….
They’re welcome. Tell ‘em we’ll be gentle, we understand how difficult it is to wake up to reality. After all, most of FDL has done so over the last three years.
Boxturtle (Thinks Dkos should just rename to “Committee to Re-elect the President”)
OH, fuck Schumer.
NPR headlines “brutality” at OWSs….haven’t heard the details.
Will they put him out for the trash like last night’s fish wrapping, or keep him around on a leash to continue to serve their purposes after he slinks out of the WH?
Now that the Rs have made it clear to everyone that they will oppose all increases in tax revenue — even those that emanate from closing loopholes — it is obvious to millions who voted for O in 2008 that all he has to do to win re-election is promise to veto any cuts in SS and Medicare. He just has to admit that the “Grand Bargain” is dead.
And it will become more and more obvious to many more millions that he just won’t do it.
*G* me, too!
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,831
US KIA Irak: 4,483
Afghan, Iraki and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
US MBS 2011: 38,440 and counting
And to keep ya thinkin’ about it:
No war but class war
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
Never. Give. Up.
Thanks…nice to have a good laugh…
Perhaps, but at this point there is very little evidence to support your contention.
Overall, DKos has been strongly supportive of OWS so far but that enthusiasm is waning. DKos is militantly Democratic and OWS is not so the tension is palpable. Here is DKos staffer addressing the tension:
And here is another DKos staffer trying to co-opt OWS and return to the identity politics that is anathema to the 99% movement:
If you’re really interested dig down into the comments for each post and you’ll see the tension bubbling to the surface. At some point soon, many partisan Dems will decide that OWS is detrimental to Obama and the Democratic Party. Then the knives will come out.
O thanks….I knew it was about time for me to be moving….BBL
They’ll prolly treat him a little better than they treat Clinton. Clinton started the shift to neoliberalism but Obama fuels it with high pressure nozzles.
I read recently that there is a tendency for animals that move to places where there is no real competition tend toward dwarfism. Apparently this is what happened to elephants and hippopotami on Cyprus. They evolved into midgets because they didn’t have to stay big to survive. Same thing seems to be happening among the Republicans. The Cypriot became extinct when the weather changed. Wonder if that will happen to them.
Thanks, I will read your links. I know DKos is “militantly Democratic” and populated with Obamabots. I just find the site too difficult to read, with the nested nested comments and everyone with the apparent need to have a tagline with their “signature” on every comment. It’s a navigating and reading nightmare.
I’ve made that recipe for 35 years. You don’t really need all that butter. You need oil and a bit of butter at first to make sure the temperature is right for browning. After that just a little. The fat in the chicken itself is enough to provide what you need for basting. Where the butter comes in is when you finish the sauce with a piece of ice cold butter swirled in to thicken it. You can go easy there. Most restaurants today go light on the butter. There’s already enough flavour in the sauce, and tastes have lightened up a lot since the 70s.
That sound you hear is my stomach growling :)
Have to go, pupses.
Safe travels and safe home
The butter was bit-by-bit, a tablespoon or two (or three) at a time, usually coupled with oil. And the finish on the sauce was a paste of butter and flour. And I made the accompanying mushrooms and onions, both of which called for more butter. Since I had never made the dish, I wasn’t willing to experiment, but I do see how it could be altered some.
It was really good, but the color is a bit offputting.
EDIT to add: the butter was a total, which included the butter used in the mushrooms and the onions in addition to the chicken itself.
Very moving article by Hedges.
Joni Mitchell has been afflicted with an odd and horrible condition, “Morgellons syndrome”, that manifests as different colored “threads” growing under and out of the skin. Speculation abounds about the condition. I’m in the camp that suspects GMOs are somehow connected. She says she’s committing herself to bringing more awareness and respect to the issues surrounding “Morgellons syndrome”.
Sorry for the delay in responding but I couldn’t get in for a bit. ISP problem.
Just because this is not an overnight dramatic made for teevee event doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Rome didn’t fall overnight, neither will neoliberalism.
Thanks for the links BT. Especially the Krugman link.
Toss them all lol.
Tracks in the Snow
Thanks for the link to kicks, SouthernDragon. Love it. America is watching the “big yellow taxi” take her man to the “river”, sadly.
Thanks for posting such great recipes. My wife and I enjoy cooking comfort food during the autumn and winter months!
Nice song. They get played a lot on WMNF.
I really like Poison and Wine but wanted to stay with the snow and ice.
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