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Posts by shadowland

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  • Suggestions to possibly make your FR pages load faster [thread II]

    11/04/2012 2:54:55 PM PST · 87 of 97
    shadowland to Jim Robinson

    How about buying a server that can actually perform to your needs? You seem to be taking in enough do-re-mi to make the purchase. Or if it’s a software problem, get an IT pro to square it out? This site is just frustrating to try and carry out a conversation on. If it wasn’t for so many like-minded people I doubt I’d put up with it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 2:36:06 PM PST · 208 of 222
    shadowland to onyx

    I’ve noticed the talking heads recently are talking about ethnic identification more than party ID. The assumption being that a larger non-white population relative to white favors Democrats. This of course is all part of the GOP = racists meme.

    A lot of Hispanics and Asians are conservatives and their social structures tend to be more traditional in the way they approach family and religious matters. The pundits don’t let facts like that get in the way of their thinking.

    The idea is to paint whites as a group to be feared and opposed. If people in groups were really as monolithic in outlook as these leftist bigots think, the world would be a scary place indeed.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 1:45:32 PM PST · 205 of 222
    shadowland to bray

    Yeah right. You come on here praising Clintons point man Dick Morris and I’m a ‘”plant.?”

    I’d say you have the intelligence of a ‘plant.’

    You bray like a donkey in any case.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 1:07:57 PM PST · 203 of 222
    shadowland to bray

    Dick Morris? Are you kidding?

    I have never predicted a Presidential election wrong. Ever.

    I already gave a caveat on this one. It is entirely possible that Obama just isn’t able to turnout his voters. That is where the real hope is.

    Polls this all over the map are meaningless. What isn’t meaningless is the whoring of the media for their black messiah. You don’t see the significance of this because you are obviously a person who keeps up on politics, which is why you are here. The vast majority of voters are not like you. They get their impressions from the mass media and the mass media is covering for Obama and suppressing all positive views of Romney (except for the first debate, even they couldn’t make that dog hunt).

    The media narrative almost always wins. Reality has nothing to do with it. Polls have nothing to do with it.

    Four years ago, Americans walked out of their homes and cast ballots en masse for a man who had never even held a full time job.. a man who had never run an organization of any kind. This was cult-like madness.

    Perhaps the fever is past and the patient will survive. If so, why do 50% of voters still give this chimera a positive job rating when he has been such an unmitigated disaster?

    Media narrative wins, it almost always does.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 12:32:47 PM PST · 197 of 222
    shadowland to bray

    You’re being ridiculous. Elections aren’t random events like balls popping up in a lottery wheel... I can’t predict the lottery, but I can predict this: Obama is going to win this election. Romney would nearly have to run the table to pull this off... I just don’t see that happening.

    Wish it were otherwise.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 11:25:20 AM PST · 192 of 222
    shadowland to Eva

    Since this is a Sunday morning talk show thread, I’m curious. I haven’t watched FNS or SotU shows yet.. FTN, MTP and TW had nothing on Menendez. Only MTP even brought up Benghazi. No one mentioned Obamas ‘voting is the best revenge’ comment (were it Romney it would be billboarded as a major gaffe). I never watch CNN, I’ll be curious to see if any of those items are mentioned on Fox News Sunday?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 11:07:08 AM PST · 188 of 222
    shadowland to Alas Babylon!

    Of course it’s hindsighted. At the time the media was trying to paint Reagan as a war-monger who in the end would be unacceptable to the American people. Just because the media was trying to paint that picture doesn’t mean anyone was buying it. What is left out is how disillusioned the Democrats were with Carter. That is why I brought up the Kennedy challenge and Andersons appeal to the left.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 10:59:39 AM PST · 185 of 222
    shadowland to MNJohnnie

    It’s a lonely limb. I’m sure as heck not invested in being right on this. I can’t stand the idea of this narcissistic fool being in my face for the next 4 years. If you think Obama Is full of himself now, just imagine how unbearable he will become after being reelected?

    So by all means, bring your pruning hooks. This limb is in need of cutting down. VOTE!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 10:46:47 AM PST · 181 of 222
    shadowland to Alas Babylon!

    1980 was the first Presidential election I was old enough to vote in. While I remember some polls showing a close race, I believe optimism about a Carter win was pretty muted. For one, here in my State of California Ted Kennedy had won the Democratic primary. Rep Anderson was siphoning more votes from Carter than he was his fellow Republican Reagan. There was little doubt that Reagan would win this State.

    The media wasn’t so much surprised by the Reagan win as they were by the takeover of the Senate by the GOP.

    Always in the background was the Iranian hostage crisis and Carters ‘Rose Garden’ strategy - seen by most as simply ‘ducking.’

    The incumbent ducking questions from the media about foreign policy issues is the strongest resemblance between 1980 and now.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 9:11:44 AM PST · 166 of 222
    shadowland to rodguy911

    The media hated Bush but it took them some time to recognise that the situation in New Orleans after Katrina had gone FUBAR. (Let alone the debate over Fed or local responsibility)
    I don’t think there is enough time, even though Matt Drudge is doing his best to collate all that bad news from the disaster area.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 8:58:26 AM PST · 160 of 222
    shadowland to JLAGRAYFOX

    I hope you’re right.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 8:46:50 AM PST · 154 of 222
    shadowland to ROCKLOBSTER

    Local events like this have national significance. Christie heaped praise on Obama in an almost unseemly manner. Like he was looking for one of those token Republican cabinet posts. Perhaps Sec. of Transportation or the like.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 8:42:48 AM PST · 152 of 222
    shadowland to Quick Shot

    ...I guess you must represent the ostrich (head-in-sand) wing of the GOP? Since you asked for something positive I’ll reply: There is an enthusiasm deficit that could still trip up Obama. If Romney does pull it off, it will be because Obamas turnout falls flat.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 8:31:27 AM PST · 146 of 222
    shadowland to bray

    Tell me that Wednesday morning. I’m not basing what I posted on any poll. Obviously this is a close race. Christie has handed Obama a large number of independents and undecideds. Romney never had an advantage in the EC. Intrade still has him at hardly a third odds. The media has successfully run interference on Benghazi. This election is lost. I hope I’m wrong but doubt I am. I always believed the mass media would decide this election and from my perspective they have. America has lost... big time.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 November 2012

    11/04/2012 8:18:49 AM PST · 142 of 222
    shadowland to Alas Babylon!

    Gov. Christie has handed this election to Obama. I hope that undisciplined fat pig sleeps well after Tuesday night.

  • My 126 favorite albums of all time

    09/22/2012 9:25:39 PM PDT · 64 of 95
    shadowland to grundle

    I liked your placement of Rubber Soul. Always my favorite Beatles album... though that is kind of a ‘mood’ thing. Lot’s of albums I would have included. The Cranberries No Need to Argue. Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate... Dylan would have been way higher on my list and would have also included Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. A good list for a Gen Xer though. It is all really in the end subjective. No Pink Floyd is odd for your period tastes. Heart Like a Wheel is a great album but doubt I could have placed it at #1, etc...
    ( I noticed no one criticised your exclusion of U2.. band must not be aging well, but I would have included their War and Achtung Baby)

  • Jobless claims sharply higher

    09/13/2012 7:17:11 AM PDT · 21 of 31
    shadowland to VanDeKoik

    I disagree - In fact as of today, I believe it is almost certain that Obama will be reelected - probably by a significant margin.

    Regardless of political leanings, most Americans are non political they aren’t policy wonks who pore over blogs of either the right or left. They catch snatches of information from the media and they vote how they are led to vote. They are being led to vote for the obviously inferior candidate.

    I wish I was wrong but expect to have this narcissistic man-child in your face for another four years. This time around he will have no limiting factor on his power. He knows he can bypass Congress and the Constitution and the academics and media will praise not condemn the crime.

  • Aurora 'Dark Knight' Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes

    07/20/2012 8:54:23 AM PDT · 193 of 327
    shadowland to EBH

    That guy would be too old if he graduated in 2000. If he was even just 16 when he graduated, he’d be 28 now.

    He looks like a pretty healthy character also.

    Should be careful about all this guessing.

  • Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run

    06/11/2012 9:31:46 AM PDT · 32 of 50
    shadowland to MHGinTN

    I’ve had clinical experience working with both stroke and epilepsy patients. That has been enough experience to know that I’m just pulling all of this out of my a##.

    As to police covering for the muckety-mucks? Possibly true, but I tend to go with Tom Wolf in ‘Bonfire of the Vanities.’ There is nothing a DA loves to get a hold of more than “The Great White Defendant.” Careers are made on such cases.

  • Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run

    06/11/2012 9:19:06 AM PDT · 30 of 50
    shadowland to 1FreeAmerican

    True. I was thinking they were using the term ‘seizure’ generically. There was no mention of a history of epilepsy. What they will do most likely is a series of neurological tests. Both TIA’s and idiosyncratic epilepsy would not necessarily show up on these sorts of tests (EEG, neuro-imaging etc) but might be inferred from a complete history.