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  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 09:31:11View | Delete

    Plenty of sneering going on on DK as well. Women over 30 or so were referred to a “blue hairs” – lovely. This was at the height of the Hillary/Obama schism. Some real brats writing then – I’ve tried to cast them from my memory. Really meanspirited. One I particularly despised – I presume they were paid. Certainly, will never forget that trip to Germany – preen time, I guess. And then that PR stuff in Grant Park in Chicago – OMG.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 09:11:59View | Delete

    As always – you are one of the most informative people here. I’d forgotten about Hillary. I was at at 2007 Netroots in Chicago. I am not as naive as I’ve been up to past few years. Most of what I remember from 2007 was John Edwards meetup and Atrios checking out the ladies. P.S. He was single at time.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:52:16View | Delete

    to clarify: get us into Syria on a straight on basis.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:46:24View | Delete

    Under the heading Where have I been?

    What the heck happened to Samantha? When did she become such a harridan? I still remember her scrunched up face when she couldn’t exercise influence to get us into Syria. I used to admire her. Bamapower must do that to people of mix/match moral stamina – or just money and power and a nifty new husband and lifestyle.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Lessons from the Syria sarin attack (or, why we were right to be war-weary) by Nat Parry.

    2014-04-13 08:05:46View | Delete

    Wow – talk about a picture being worth a thousand words, or in this case a gazillion words.

    You’d think he’d be embarrassed to wear all that hardware.

  • I stand in admiration! Perhaps day after day of seeing what is going on inside the SEC finally reached the point he couldn’t stomach. Hell – there are days I can’t read the blogs or papers – can you imagine working inside the Wall Street-enabling faux agency. I hope he can get a job.

    On my part – I thank him.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post American Culture….American Albatross by cmaukonen.

    2014-04-08 07:19:09View | Delete

    And don’t forget: If you lost a job, you just walked down the street with an okay resume (and just okay was sufficient) you got another job. And they were good jobs for kids with just high school educations. We were young in the best times really! I fear for the younger members of my [...]

  • xanthe commented on the diary post American Culture….American Albatross by cmaukonen.

    2014-04-08 07:06:32View | Delete

    Astute posting. Thought provoking. This is what the government doesn’t get about Putin, for instance. He is grounded in Russian history, culture, religion. The suffering of the 90s brought about by financial shysters is surely remembered by many Russians. Their suffering in WWII and under Stalin also sustains and binds them. And this is the [...]

  • Bravo Normanb. I would be there if I didn’t live in Chicago area. I just got off the phone with Dick (we all have to make sacrifices) Durbin’s office about this exact same thing. Though I couched it “We can throw the City of Detroit and its citizens in the garbage can, but we are [...]

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Thursday: Pope Meets Obama. Friday: Pope Goes to Confession. Coincidence? by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-03-29 06:37:33View | Delete

    This pope is always surprising, in good ways. This may even prompt me to go to Confession – Confession is difficult – To think on one’s many sins of omission (if nothing else) is a bitch. Best not to think of it – makes life easier. However, it is Lent after all.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair by Elliott.

    2014-03-29 06:26:25View | Delete

    Bend over America and enjoy your servitude while spring cleaning.

    Ah, James – you’re a credit to your nom de plume.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair by Elliott.

    2014-03-29 06:16:30View | Delete

    Here in Chicago area – it’s damp-cold (as opposed to crisp-cold) and the sun is hiding. Damp-cold is uglier. I don’t know temp, but it feels like 10 or so to me. I’ve just come from visiting godchild in Duluth – and it was actually warmer there – sun out anyway. I like Minnesota a [...]

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Peterson Thinks We Need Austerity While He Lives It Up! by letsgetitdone.

    2014-03-10 06:21:23View | Delete

    Speaking of Peterson retiring to an “island” – many years ago I read that he lived on an island at one point and when he came in for medical visits, treatments, etc. – he was able to use the expense of his helocopter for medical expenses on his IRS forms. Now I have been searching [...]

  • commented on the diary post The Tragedy of Ukraine, Stuck in the Middle Again by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-03-07 07:21:21View | Delete

    Good information. Thank you. Frankly, it’s difficult to keep up with all that is on these days – this helps. So – do we have diplomatic employees who speak Ukranian and understand the Ukraine and its history, or is Victoria the norm. Off topic: but if the Ostrogoths were driven into the Roman Empire because of various [...]

  • Give him the billion dollars!

  • That’s says a lot – also some here might want to read Ian Welsh and what is in store from the IMF. A-U-S-T-E-R-I-T-Y on 4 inch heels.

  • Agree, and he seemed relaxed.

  • You can’t reach either senator in Illinois due to “high call volume.” Tho yesterday I called Durbin’s Springfield Office and got a very nice young intern. I could actually hear him typing my comments. (My, he must be a young one.) I left a message for Sen. Kirk when I finally got a voicemail and asked for a very small aid package to help me out with my natural gas bill running at this point to $250 a month. Certainly a few aid packages to U.S. citizens who pay taxes and vote, etc. etc. would be helpful. (Perhaps if I emailed President Putin?) (or perhaps just call Jamie or Lloyd and be done with it.)

    Yesterday, Sen. Durbin’s voicemail said he wasn’t in the office due to “inclement weather.” The dripping irony here – If the senators can’t get out to their offices, is it a good idea to beat their chests to a Russian – who knows what inclement weather really is.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post maya1971: the chaos and thuggery inside Ukraine by fairleft.

    2014-03-02 08:01:55View | Delete

    Happening fast and confusing – I get my news from RT and Moon of Alabama; have also found some other sites of interest. So yes I am biased. One has to look at what our government has been up to: two wars which we lost (so yes let’s look for another). Why not get out [...]

  • xanthe commented on the blog post Ukraine Opposition Accuses Russia Of ‘Armed Invasion’

    2014-02-28 12:19:34View | Delete

    I’ve been so caught up in the Ukraine stuff – I haven’t paid much attention to Venezuela – interesting comment.

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