Update 2: The Big Dawg looked and sounded great in a clip post release. WSJ. Said he could feel the energy when the artery was cleared post stent. I miss the Big Dawg. Nothing new,. What is new is Dubyah makes me get a fond smile now. Yep. Some sort of karma that ultimately Obama’s series of failures will do much to revitalize the positive view of the POTUSship of WJC which Obama tried to rip to shreds during his campaign.
Even now Obama cannot bring himself to say that PAYGO led to a surplus and balanced budget during the ‘Clinton Administration. At his improptu presser this week, he said, ‘during the 90s’. And Reid referred to Teh One as ‘Obama’ during his presser announcing he slashed the jobs bill. That is the first time I have seen Harry refer to him as anything but ‘President’ Obama. A little thing but indicative of how far off the rose that bloom has gone..
Moderate Dems rule and neoprogs drool!
Update: Big Dawg released and seems in good spirits.
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God Bless them for helping the people of Haiti
I met Chelsea briefly last January (I shook her hand and babbled effusive praise at her) and she is a lovely young woman. May the happy couple have a long and happy life together!
The duo is believed to have gotten engaged in New York over Thanksgiving, McKenna says. They sent out this announcement via e-mail on Nov. 27:
“We’re sorry for the mass e-mail but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn’t get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc.”
Mezvinsky is the son of former Rep. Ed Mezvinsky (D-Iowa) and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, (D-Pa.) He and Clinton met in Washington, and their relationship blossomed at Stanford University….
(YES! Marc IS the son of the Marjorie who lost her seat in ’94 after the tough carbon vote! She lost her seat but gained a daughter in law :) )
How about we end the Big Dawg/GWB let OBL get away BS blamefest and focus on now? Can we do that? Can we get a Reaganesque coalition together and take the House in 10 and the WH in 12?
Cuz if everyone keeps blasting Big Dawg for an attack on the Cole that happened as he was ending his POTUS-ship,( in the Chris Wallace interview he is as clear as can be he wanted OBL hit, but the CIA, headed by someone BTW who WJC kept on who was appointed by GHWB, would NOT sign off), if we keep this merry go round blamefest going we are not going to move forward together. Did WJC make mistakes?? Hell yeah, we didnt understand we were at war. Did GWB make mistakes? Hell yeah, he should have gone after OBL FIRST before turning to Iraq. But we are here NOW.
As far as this report in the WSJ today, it appears that yes OBL was pinned down and Rumsfeld and GWB made the decision NOT to go in there after him.
Now we can keep bashing the Clintons (looking at the present occupants of the WH should inform your opinions of the Clintons, who did NOT challenge the Consitution, or free market capitalism, he ENDED Big Govt during his terms!!!) or GW (after all if WJC was responsible for the recession that GWB felt (it was the FED!!) then you must say GWB is responsible for THIS recession? same thing on attacks same thing on OBL, be consistent!)or we can focus on NOW.
I choose NOW. Right NOW we have troops in harms way, right NOW our economy is in a ditch, right NOW the loony left is driving us off a cliff and the radical right is about to go AWOL on us with Lou Dobbs or Glenn Beck, splitting the coalition vote….let’s be in the NOW and work together to get MODERATION back in D.C.!
Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says.The report asserts that the failure to kill or capture Mr. bin Laden at his most vulnerable in December 2001 has had lasting consequences beyond the fate of one man. Mr. bin Laden’s escape laid the foundation for today’s reinvigorated Afghan insurgency and inflamed the internal strife now endangering Pakistan, it says.
…”Removing the al-Qaida leader from the battlefield eight years ago would not have eliminated the worldwide extremist threat,” the report says. “But the decisions that opened the door for his escape to Pakistan allowed bin Laden to emerge as a potent symbolic figure who continues to attract a steady flow of money and inspire fanatics worldwide. The failure to finish the job represents a lost opportunity that forever altered the course of the conflict in Afghanistan and the future of international terrorism.”
The report states categorically that Mr. bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora when the U.S. had the means to mount a rapid assault with several thousand troops at least. It says that a review of existing literature, unclassified government records and interviews with central participants “removes any lingering doubts and makes it clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp at Tora Bora.”
DOW down 200 now, the closer we get to passing the stimulus the lower we go…
Look at the Big Dawg years!!! A lovely steady upward trend up to the tidy surplus we built while all doing well across all the spectrums of income…
Look at the present trend, Carter on Steroids….
(Chart From Greg Mankiw)
Mrs. MiM here, it was INCREDIBLE!!
and other assorted adjectives!!!
Front row baby!!!! We were able to shake with Hillary, Chelsea and even Big Dawg!!! Big Dawg signed our photo!! (Mrs MiM here, in fact Big Dawg repeated my name to sign the photo, ya know, the BIG DAWG SAID MY NAME!! sigh dreamy!)
and oh yeah, Jon Bon Jovi was pretty frakin awesome too!!
Senator Schumer and Governor Paterson were also there. And there was of course a MIRACLE on the Hudson that day.
An incredible experience we will remember for all our lives, still floating !!! …and the photo backstage with Hillary will be going on the wall next to Big Dawg’s autographed one with my name on it, sigh….
Some of us at MiM are unabashed Clinton kool aid drinkers, a-hem. Some of us sigh bravely when a Clinton makes a speech because we know we will hear how glorious it was for days…and they are really really good and all of us here did do really really well with Big Dawg in office, and Hillary does know everything about everything or will find out if she doesn’t, a good quality in leadership…’you know’? ….
With the news Hillary and Bill are ringing in the New Year live in Times Square we expect to hear a lot of singing around here for the next few days…God Bless Everyone, Have a Healthy, Happy New Year!!!
*******You BETCHA We’ll be singing!!!!!********