Quotes of the day

posted at 10:40 pm on April 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

“Some would have you delay exploration and development in the federal offshore of Alaska over concerns related to global warming and its effects in the Arctic. First of all let me make it clear that the State of Alaska understands the effects of climate change in the cryosphere. We Alaskans are living with the changes that you are observing in Washington. The dramatic decreases in the extent of summer sea ice, increased coastal erosion, melting of permafrost, decrease in alpine glaciers and overall ecosystem changes are very real to us.”

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“The source of the greatest tension this year between the Legislature and the executive has been certainly the appearance that the executive is prioritizing her national image, her national brand, over the day-to-day operations of state government and the interests of the State of Alaska.”


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They are in utter denial of this fact, likely from not having any actual conversations with REAL liberals not card holding union democrats. Palin was a bigger laughing stock than Quayle and they really think there is this fear of her and not massive hysterical laughter.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:00 AM

These clowns seem to think its the evil Romney supporters that are laughing at Palin. I guess they dont read polls. Or maybe they follow their hero and they dont read newspapers.

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:02 AM

Liberals and so-called free world will laugh at every conservative. That’s their MO. To use humor as a weapon to disqualify conservatism. I thought you genius Romney supporters knew that. Apparently not. Romney didn’t get booed off because everybody know he’s not a serious threat to the liberal establishment. Which alone proves that nobody takes him seriously. As for Sarah, the libs are quaking in fear about her possible candidacy and that’s why they go into an overdrive against her. With your help.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Poptech and The Wall. Do you have to always give Romney backers a bad reputation with your antics? I am almost embarrassed to admit I like Romney after some of the things you guys have done in these threads.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

There’s no question about climate conditions at this point. Too much evidence.

It’s right up there in the sky and most people refer to it as the sun.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Alaska Raises Tax On Oil Profits To 25% (CBS News, November 17, 2007)

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 1:47 AM

* SEPTEMBER 5, 2008

What Palin Really Did To the Oil Industry

(The check comes in addition to the approximately $2,000 every Alaskan will receive this year as a dividend from the Permanent Fund, which was established by state constitutional amendment in 1976 as a way of sharing the state’s mineral wealth with the people.)

A direct share in oil profits for every citizen is the ultimate incentive for more drilling. That’s why in Alaska drilling for oil seems almost universally popular, while other states are drill-phobic.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122057543526201877.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

:) Owned.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

Jealousy, he is a rich white guy who had the silver spoon, he is not dumb like them.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Yeah, Romney is real smart and accomplished. Stayed in shape and whatever. It pisses people off. They want someone like them cuz that Romeny feller he thinks he is such a smarty pants wearing them fancy duds and talking like he knows stuff. By gawd, that Sara Palin, by gawd, she is one of us, she is like us ordinary folks….and shes purdy too.

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

Sorry……

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:05 AM

I didn’t mean to interupt your tea bagging session with The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

……. have at it.

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:14 AM

I challenged you to your science to back up to your point……

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

What point? I don’t even know what point you making? I can give you as much science as you want fully sourced to back up whatever point you want once you define it and not play 20 random irrelevant questions.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:14 AM

:) Owned.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

Why don’t you just answer the question……..

…………. idiot?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009
Hawthorne on April 16, 2009

I’d love to have a discussion with you two about climatology.

I don’t see how that’s possible in this climate, though.

But, thanks for trying to keep on topic.

Loxodonta on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

“Pro-Life”, he is not 100% hard core nuke the abortion clinics because they are and they don’t trust him on this: he ran as Governor saying he would not change the abortion law and now says he is pro-life and Huckabee says he did a back room deal to make killing teh babies super easy with Romney Care.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:08 AM

So, Romney couldn’t even outmanoeuvre Huckabee and you think he’ll take on Putin, Obama and the gang ?

ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Man, Wall……..talk about a stupid troll move.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Yes it was.

But its 11:15 at night, I have to get up early tomorrow. I am tired and slap happy and when I did that trollish thing I laughed until tears were in my eyes. My stomach hurts from laughing. Must be the hour.

Oh man, that hurt. HA HA HA!

night night.

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Australia’s drought natural, researcher says (Reuters)

What do you think droughts are new?

Not To Worry – Geographer Says Heat, Drought Are Par For The Climatological Course (University At Buffalo)

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 1:09 AM

I was talking about the fires and heatwaves in Australia in January and Febraury of this year.

Good try quoting articles that are more than 2 and 10 years old.

Crux Australis on April 16, 2009 at 2:16 AM

Romney just has a tremendous gift to this country, but not as president.

The notion that the president controls the mood or the thinking is just plain false.

Look at what happened today. Obama, bless his heart, comes out to announce the central platform of his entire campaign….tax cuts…….and nobody is listening.

The tea parties completely overwhelmed the message today.

No president gets to control people. Even one like Obama, who has captured people on many emotional levels, can’t do that.

This is a very, very diverse country.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:16 AM

Tell me though, since the “morality” days are over, what is the definition of morality? Does it only extend to gay marriage and abortion or can it cover other things too?

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

I thought Obama was going to make us better people.

I thought we needed social justice.

I thought we needed to treat everyone fairly.

These sound somewhat moralistic…

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Febraury February

Crux Australis on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Liberals and so-called free world will laugh at every conservative. That’s their MO. To use humor as a weapon to disqualify conservatism. I thought you genius Romney supporters knew that. Apparently not. Romney didn’t get booed off because everybody know he’s not a serious threat to the liberal establishment. Which alone proves that nobody takes him seriously. As for Sarah, the libs are quaking in fear about her possible candidacy and that’s why they go into an overdrive against her. With your help.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Liberals were not laughing at Romney, they just disagreed with him on positions. They never question if he was qualified or knew his material. They tried to go after his positions sure but nothing like the Palin/Quayle laugh fest. I actually had independents tell me they could vote for Romney but not McCain and Palin.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Nite Wall. :)

It’s not that late where I am.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:18 AM

By gawd, that Sara Palin, by gawd, she is one of us, she is like us ordinary folks….and shes purdy too.
The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

Finally it came out, I’m surprised you lasted as long as you did without resorting to it.

Congrats for holding out to page four of the thread.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:18 AM

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:14 AM

You are so quick to slam Sarah Palin……….

………. I’m calling you out, idiot.

Simple, basic, questions, and you can’t answer them without multiple Google Searches.

Come on, what are the multiple geophysical process that have to place to cause the air to move……….

……… since you are so easy to take on Gov. Sarah Palin, this should be easy.

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:18 AM

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:03 AM

My point is this thread started with Sarah Palin, and the question of her comments the to the hoax of “Climate Change”, regarding energy policies for her state and the federal government, etc…….

……. you posted multiple times trying to discount certain points of her statements.

I challenged you to your science to back up to your point……

Conclusion……….

………… your an idiot.

When you finally find out what causes “wind”………..

…….. get back to me. Have a nice night.

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

Palinbashers can’t deal with facts they must hide in

their hostility…..:lol

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:19 AM

I liked Romney, but he sure didn’t pull in votes.

I liked McCain/Palin more than Obama/Biden. But then, McCain pulled that nutty deal where he suspended his campaign.

It was just too crazy. Thankfully, my vote was cast in protest.

I wouldn’t have voted for him had I been in a swing state, I know that.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:20 AM

Liberals were not laughing at Romney, they just disagreed with him on positions. They never question if he was qualified or knew his material. They tried to go after his positions sure but nothing like the Palin/Quayle laugh fest. I actually had independents tell me they could vote for Romney but not McCain and Palin.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Now you are finally saying something I can back you on. Had Romney been our candidate he would have destroyed Obama on the economy and he would be President today. Instead we got some dumb grandstanding by McCain and lost.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:20 AM

So, Romney couldn’t even outmanoeuvre Huckabee and you think he’ll take on Putin, Obama and the gang ?

ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Well, I am sure Putin would prefer negotiating with Palin than Romney for sure. As far as out-manuevering…that is some weak stuff.

An honest politician makes his case, if the public doesnt want what they have to offer, they go somewhere else. its that simple.

Romney got more votes and delegates than Huckabee but Huckabee stayed in the race so that romney couldnt beat McCain because the McCain haters were now divided between McCain and Huckabee. This was after it was obvious Huckabee had lost.

Still, its not a matter of out manuevering anybody. The people made their choice. They chose McCain and they ultimately chose Obama.

That is in no way an indictment on Romney. Romney doesnt have a damn thing to prove to anybody. Its an indictment on the ruined republican party.

Just read these posts from these nutty Palintologists. You really think somebody like Romney is going to win over people like THAT??? LMAO!!!

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Look at what happened today. Obama, bless his heart, comes out to announce the central platform of his entire campaign….tax cuts…….and nobody is listening.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:16 AM

Yeah, I suppose he just doesn’t have much command of the current situation. I thought he’d be able to swoon the right, but I guess he’s just not that good at being bipartisan.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

I’m waiting to hear if “morals” include being allowed to make decisions on behalf of your own children, or to defend yourself and your property from those who would do them harm.

The same government that is supposed to keep its hands off our bodies is the same government that wants to regulate what we eat and whether or not we smoke.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

I see I’ve come at the “witching” hour here. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Oh, you and I agree, Upstater.

I so agree that all that stuff is very much morality laws.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:22 AM

I liked Romney, but he sure didn’t pull in votes.

I liked McCain/Palin more than Obama/Biden. But then, McCain pulled that nutty deal where he suspended his campaign.

It was just too crazy. Thankfully, my vote was cast in protest.

I wouldn’t have voted for him had I been in a swing state, I know that.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:20 AM

That is entirely not true. Guliani and Fred Thompson were in the race to help split the conservative vote. Huckabee did a lot of that too. If you wouldn’t have had so many people pulling the votes from Romney, he could have beaten McCain pretty handily.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:23 AM

I personally think that people fall in love and out fast. That’s the deal.

Ultimately, it’s the policies that are the glue.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Yeah, Romney is real smart and accomplished. Stayed in shape and whatever. It pisses people off. They want someone like them cuz that Romeny feller he thinks he is such a smarty pants wearing them fancy duds and talking like he knows stuff. By gawd, that Sara Palin, by gawd, she is one of us, she is like us ordinary folks….and shes purdy too.

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

If he’s so smart, how come he got reamed by Huckabee? People are just jealous of his deadwood looks and dumpy wife and self-indulgent kids and his silver-spooning father. People are just freaked out by a polygamist, racist cult to which he belongs. Screw them.

And Damn that Palin woman. She built an amazing political career from scratch without connections, without money, against the entrenched machines of GOP and the Dems. What does she know? She’s just stupid. She didn’t have a rich powerful father who was a governor on whose name she could crawl into rich business houses and governor’s mansions. She had to rely on her own smarts. What a backwater hillybilly.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:23 AM

You could be right about Romney. I didn’t pay a whit of attention.

I never thought I’ve vote Republican, so I never paid attention.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:24 AM

An honest politician makes his case, if the public doesnt want what they have to offer, they go somewhere else. its that simple. – The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Besides Gov. Sarah Palin……….

……… name one.

(time starts now)

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:24 AM

I’m waiting to hear if “morals” include being allowed to make decisions on behalf of your own children, or to defend yourself and your property from those who would do them harm.

The same government that is supposed to keep its hands off our bodies is the same government that wants to regulate what we eat and whether or not we smoke.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

hehe… yeah, ironic.

Actually, I think the D’s do a very great job of regulating the bodies of individuals … birth control and condoms are the only way to live, now go have sex or else you aren’t “normal.” Maybe not regulation, but creepy nonetheless.

Yes, the democratic party. The party that loves to tax any vice other than pornography (might give the trolls some ideas…)

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

“Um, dude, do you really believe that Palin herself negotiated pipeline contracts and written budgets?”

Poptech has? You have? Romney has? Give me some names of people who personally negotiated pipeline contracts and we can go from there. Otherwise, be willing to accept that the one whose name is on the contract is ultimately responsible. Palin’s name is. Poptart’s isn’t. Yours isn’t.

Sarah Palin has been, and is, responsible for the consequences of every contract she’s signed — just like any and all other “administrators,” whether governors or CEOs or whatever. What’re your responsibilities regarding energy issues, supposing you’ve just totally effed up? What are Poptart’s?

Name me a Representative, Senator, Governor, or President, Mitt Romney and other perfect SAT scorers included, who has negotiated his or her own deals, or written his or her own budget.

So, then, you’re maintaining that someone playing blog is as knowledgeable as someone who’s actually been accountable?

You Betcha.

notropis on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:20 AM

Pure conjecture; Obowa was offering everything to everyone and Romney would not have done that. Could Romney have made a better accounting during the election for the GOP? Possibly, but no guarantee he could have beaten a guy who said “I will give you everything you want” to everyone who would listen.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Palinbashers can’t deal with facts they must hide in

their hostility…..:lol

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:19 AM

What facts? This has nothing to do with anything. What is this a Meteorology class?

Wind is caused by differences in air pressure – air moving from high pressure to low pressure and is influenced by the earth’s rotation.

This is idiotic.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 12:34 AM

You truly are a POS.

SnarkVader on April 16, 2009 at 1:28 AM

Well now, that may be true, but he can be a rather amusing fellow at times.

MB4 on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Oh, you and I agree, Upstater.

I so agree that all that stuff is very much morality laws.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:22 AM

We agree about Octomom? Sorry, there have been a lot of posts.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:26 AM

Romney got more votes and delegates than Huckabee but Huckabee stayed in the race so that romney couldnt beat McCain because the McCain haters were now divided between McCain and Huckabee. This was after it was obvious Huckabee had lost.

Still, its not a matter of out manuevering anybody. The people made their choice. They chose McCain and they ultimately chose Obama.

That is in no way an indictment on Romney. Romney doesnt have a damn thing to prove to anybody. Its an indictment on the ruined republican party.

Just read these posts from these nutty Palintologists. You really think somebody like Romney is going to win over people like THAT??? LMAO!!!

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

And people chose Mccain and Mccain chose Palin (even after heavy handed pushing by Romney). Why are you guys so bummed about that?

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:26 AM

I think Sarah is a phenomenal campaigner, but built a foundation?

Hmmmmmmm*

Not so sure about that.

The problem she faces is that a lot of people seem to have projected onto her what they “THINK” she’s about.

Sort of like Obama, actually.

but she’s definitely not going to be able to run that same game in the same way he did, where he keeps people guessing until after he’s elected.

That’s not her path.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:27 AM

The morality stuff has to be dropped by the GOP if they are ever going to really get back into the game.

It’s just not going to fly. From pro-life wackos to anti-gay marriage wackos……..that era is over.

The public wants government out of the private decisions.

I think the GOP either moves forward or will remain stuck for quite a long time.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:01 AM

If this is condescending, I apologize in advance.

You seem…twenty-something…maybe just turned thirty. Or is it the California bubble?

This is a touchy subject, but the problem is, as I see it anyway, that the issues are not argued on a Constitutional foundation.

I have my doubts about the public wanting government out of “private” decisions. In my experience, I’m seeing people that think “I want government out of my life, but I’m willing to give them a pass when it comes to your life”. (And the Constitution be damned.)

This is a problem.

As a side note. I see absolutely no evidence that the abortion issue is going away. It is extremely divisive, and it is not a fringe issue. It could be argued that this issue has the same gravity of morality, and very similar Consitutional questions as slavery.

As to the redefining marriage (as yet still un-re-defined), there have been referendums in thirty states, and all thirty states voted against it. (I may be wrong on the actual numbers here, but I know I’m not far off.) It is by judicial fiat and by state legislation that the majority of people are being overruled where it has passed.

These two issues are not an “era” that is over. And we can’t pretend that it is and expect to realistically move
forward.

Saltysam on April 16, 2009 at 2:28 AM

No upstater, I was agreeing with you on another issue.

Nevermind. It’s the witching hour. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:28 AM

Sort of like Obama, actually.

but she’s definitely not going to be able to run that same game in the same way he did, where he keeps people guessing until after he’s elected.

That’s not her path.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:27 AM

The good thing is that we all know what Obama is about now. Maybe some people will sour to him…

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:28 AM

She built an amazing political career from scratch without connections, without money, against the entrenched machines of GOP and the Dems. What does she know? She’s just stupid. She didn’t have a rich powerful father who was a governor on whose name she could crawl into rich business houses and governor’s mansions. She had to rely on her own smarts. What a backwater hillybilly.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Total populist myth from the ignorant Palintologist movement.

Mean Girl (Salon)

No she relied on her looks and “charm” but her intelligence was left wanting in her on air appearances.

Palin: Bailout is about Healthcare (Video)

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:29 AM

Romney. Sore loser. Romney supporters. Bitter clingers.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:29 AM

Wind is caused by differences in air pressure – air moving from high pressure to low pressure and is influenced by the earth’s rotation.

This is idiotic.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Hey, Poopdeck, did you know that if you add water to dirt you get mud………?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

No upstater, I was agreeing with you on another issue.

Nevermind. It’s the witching hour. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:28 AM

No, what was it?

Witching hour?

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

No she relied on her looks and “charm” but her intelligence was left wanting in her on air appearances.

And Romney built his entire career on his pedigree and good hair.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

No, I’m not twenty-something.

I’m one of the moderate Dems who probably was suppose to fall away due to this issue.

I happened to vote for her.

I don’t think she has a chance if she sticks with pro-life.

I disagree with you. I think people are quite clear….they won’t vote for that platform.

I believe this is a case where the fight was fought, and it’s over.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

The good thing is that we all know what Obama is about now. Maybe some people will sour to him…

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:28 AM

As Obama’s snake oil starts to be seen through
He will add to his bag of tricks some more fascist venom too
With creepy Harry and Nancy he likes to whore
Wont be forever till more and more know the score

MB4 on April 16, 2009 at 2:31 AM

Liberals were not laughing at Romney, they just disagreed with him on positions. They never question if he was qualified or knew his material. They tried to go after his positions sure but nothing like the Palin/Quayle laugh fest. I actually had independents tell me they could vote for Romney but not McCain and Palin.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

Libs know Palin is a threat and can win…..she has the

ability to energize the base that only Reagan could.

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:31 AM

who personally negotiated pipeline contracts and we can go from there. Otherwise, be willing to accept that the one whose name is on the contract is ultimately responsible. Palin’s name is.

notropis on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Pipeline to nowhere…

Palin’s Pipeline Is Years From Being a Reality (The New York Times)

If Palin understood economics she would let the free market finance and build the pipeline but since she is economically illiterate she thinks government needs to do it.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:32 AM

I don’t think she has a chance if she sticks with pro-life.

I disagree with you. I think people are quite clear….they won’t vote for that platform.

I believe this is a case where the fight was fought, and it’s over.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

In all fairness, Slavery was a contentious issue in the States for more than a decade… We’ll have to see how this will simply fall away.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:32 AM

JUST my opinion, of course.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:32 AM

RomneyCare: Similar to HillaryCare

RomneyCare: Disaster

Flip-flopping doesn’t mean convictions. One-terming doesn’t show governing ability. Intelligence isn’t ad-libbing what your strategist says you should.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

As Obama’s snake oil starts to be seen through
He will add to his bag of tricks some more fascist venom too
With creepy Harry and Nancy he likes to whore
Wont be forever till more and more know the score

MB4 on April 16, 2009 at 2:31 AM

Nice +1

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Pure conjecture; Obowa was offering everything to everyone and Romney would not have done that. Could Romney have made a better accounting during the election for the GOP? Possibly, but no guarantee he could have beaten a guy who said “I will give you everything you want” to everyone who would listen.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

It is not pure conjecture. Obama was weak on the economy for a long time and could have been smoked in every debate by somebody with more economic chops than McCain. Hell I was sitting in front of my television screaming out the responses that McCain could never find. But McCain is not just bad on economic policy, he is horrible. Being caught saying that the fundamentals of the economy were strong and parroting Bush did not help McCain either when everything came apart.

Romney has real economic credentials. Americans knew him as the guy that turned around the Olympics. He had a track record of reviving companies. He could have talked to his strength with credibility.

When the economy became the most important factor in the election, Romney had all the advantages over Obama and McCain had nada.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

It has been decades.

I entered into adulthood with abortion being a primary issue.

I’m a few decades older.

A lot of my moderate buddies liked her. In the end, they voted against her.

It had nothing to do with the Couric interviews and everything to do with this issue.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM

Hey, Poopdeck, did you know that if you add water to dirt you get mud………?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

I get the connection now! When you break wind mud comes out.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM

“since she is economically illiterate she thinks government needs to do it.”

Remind me again of your economic literacy credentials….

Or, alternatively, provide any sort of reason why we should give any credence at all to an article from the NYT….

notropis on April 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM

She’s a very formidable campaigner, for sure.

She’s not going to move anyone, however, unless she finds a real bridge on that issue.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM

Mean Girl (Salon)

Heh, you mean she used political skills to gain political positions, rather than relying on the family connections? Whoa…stop the presses.

And of course a large chunk of that “meanness” that Palin possesses is attested to by none other than the wife of the guy she beat for mayor.

Ok, start the presses again.

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM

And Romney built his entire career on his pedigree and good hair.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

I am sure that is why they hired him to run a multi-billion dollar company and Palin entered in beauty pageants.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM

When the economy became the most important factor in the election, Romney had all the advantages over Obama and McCain had nada.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Perhaps, but Romney still seems slightly “big gov’t” solutions to me.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

What facts? This has nothing to do with anything. What is this a Meteorology class?

Wind is caused by differences in air pressure – air moving from high pressure to low pressure and is influenced by the earth’s rotation.

This is idiotic.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right (in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows around the high and low pressure areas. This effect of the wind “feeling the Earth turn underneath it” is important for very large and long-lived pressure systems. For small, short-lived systems (such as in the cold outflow of a thunderstorm) the wind will flow directly from high pressure to low pressure.

The closer the high and low pressure areas are together, the stronger the “pressure gradient”, and the stronger the winds. On weather maps, lines of constant pressure are drawn (as in the example, above) which are called “isobars”. These isobars are usually labeled with their pressure value in millibars (mb). The closer these lines are together, the stronger the wind. The curvature of the isobars is also important to the wind speed. Given the same pressure gradient (isobar spacing), if they are curved anticyclonically (around the high pressure in the above example) the wind will be stronger. If the isobars are curved cyclonically (around the low pressure in the example above) the wind will be weaker.

Near the surface of the Earth, friction from the ground slows the wind down. During the day, when convective mixing is stirring up the lower atmosphere, this effect is minimized. At night, however, when convective mixing has stopped, the surface wind can slow considerably, or even stop altogether.

Wind can also be thought of one way that the atmosphere moves excess heat around. All wind is, directly or indirectly, helping to transport heat either away from the surface of the Earth, where sunlight causes an excess of energy buildup, or from warm regions (usually the tropics) to cooler regions (usually the higher latitudes). Extratropical cyclones accomplish much of this heat transport outside of the tropics, while in the tropics the trade winds, monsoons, and hurricanes transport much of the heat.
Interesting facts:
WORLD RECORD WIND SPEED The highest wind speed ever recorded on the surface of the Earth was 231 mph on April 12 1934, atop Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. This high-elevation weather station experienced the winds of an extremely strong jet stream that had descended unusually low in the atmosphere.
THE WIND AFFECTS THE EARTH’S ROTATION During the northern hemisphere winter, the stronger westerly winds that build up in the Northern Hemisphere, combined with frictional drag at the Earth’s surface, actually produce a very small, but measurable, increase in the speed of rotation of the Earth.

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

If Palin understood economics she would let the free market finance and build the pipeline but since she is economically illiterate she thinks government needs to do it.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:32 AM

Romney knows soooo much about economics.

That’s why built a healthcare plan that’s to the left of Hillary Clinton.

Increased taxed on everything.

But, he headed a investor company where he got there by virtue of his father and flip-flopped on about every issue under the sun. What a genius!

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Flip-flopping doesn’t mean convictions. One-terming doesn’t show governing ability. Intelligence isn’t ad-libbing what your strategist says you should.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Damn man, you have some venom going. Think you might throttle that back a bit and take it out on Poptech for being a pain in the rump instead of Romney?

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Seriously, Hawthorne. The Olympics?

That was fine when he was unknown. A good door-opener.

Now?

Come on.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Libs know Palin is a threat and can win…..she has the

ability to energize the base that only Reagan could.

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:31 AM

(Spits drink out) ROFLMAO! Palintologist delusions.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Seriously, Hawthorne. The Olympics?

That was fine when he was unknown. A good door-opener.

Now?

Come on.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

You’d be surprised at what might impress people. Obama’s only background in economics was from balancing his check book

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:38 AM

I am sure that is why they hired him to run a multi-billion dollar company and Palin entered in beauty pageants.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM

If you have a good pedigree, doors will open for you. If you have to pay for your own degree, you’d need some scholarship money.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:38 AM

McCain was and remains a great “bite-sound” politician.

I found myself trying to pull out the words in the debates. I was sure he was smarter than he sounded.

LOL*

Oh well…..

I thought Obama got blasted by Hillary repeatedly. And yet…….he won.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:38 AM

I think people are quite clear….they won’t vote for that platform.

I believe this is a case where the fight was fought, and it’s over.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM

They have voted for that platform all the time.

This last election, the issue was buried deep to protect the radical voting record of Obama on life.

Most candidates for President would rather be labeled pro-life than pro-abortion.

There is a demographic reason for that.

Saltysam on April 16, 2009 at 2:39 AM

Seriously, Hawthorne. The Olympics?

That was fine when he was unknown. A good door-opener.

Now?

Come on.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

What could Obama point to that compares? How many big events did he manage and organize on that scale? How many companies did he run? he didn’t have to be an economic genius, he just had to show more than the big zero that Obama brought to the table.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:39 AM

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM

Sometimes………..

………. but at least I know to wipe my a$s.

Time to go, go read up on your science………….

……… next time a harder question, how does it “rain”, and what causes it?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:39 AM

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Ask Pooptech to dial back his venom on Palin. He’s been going on for months now. My rule is very clear– if he bashes Palin, I will bash Romney. If she stops, I’ll stop.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

Well, upstate, what works for the first legitimate AA candidate is obviously not going to be what works for the white guy with a corporate background. Let’s get real. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

When the economy became the most important factor in the election, Romney had all the advantages over Obama and McCain had nada.
Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Well of course, and the Patriots were supposed to beat the Giants in the Super Bowl because they had all the advantages. Sadly for them though, the Patriots had to actually play the game and look what happened.

On every substantial level, Mac had Obowa beat, from experience to vet status to insider knowledge, but Obowa had the gift for gab. He told the entire country not to worry, I don’t have a plan but when I do, you are going to be rolling in money and have job prospects coming out of your ass. Romney would have told the truth, or mostly so, while Obowa was telling people what he knew they wanted to hear.

And he was black, did I mention that?

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:41 AM

(Spits drink out) ROFLMAO! Palintologist delusions.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Romney in Goergia stumping for Chambliss got a crowd of maybe two hundred.

Palin got thousands.

Are you talking about delusions, pooptech? You?

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

If you have a good pedigree, doors will open for you. If you have to pay for your own degree, you’d need some scholarship money.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:38 AM

Youa re actually hurting your credibility with your rabid anti-Romney positions. The guy does not deserve your extremism any more than Palin deserves what Poptech does to her. I am quickly placing you and Poptech in entirely the same category of rabid fanboys.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Well, upstate, what works for the first legitimate AA candidate is obviously not going to be what works for the white guy with a corporate background. Let’s get real. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

Perhaps I’m just an ideologue – hoping people don’t get judged by their skin color. I know you are from an older, more closed minded generation, but my generation is not as phased by such things as much.

Honestly, was his skin color a turn off for you?

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

However, the era of government being involved in legislating morality is simply not going to fly. I don’t think it ever will again.

Really?
Then why do you Leftists keep trying to legislate (and/or legislate from the bench) immorality?

This is the GOP’s version of “tax and spend.”

???

Today’s tea parties made me laugh. People aren’t going to put up with this old-style Democratic paradigm.

And that would be what, exactly?

That’s obvious. (I remain a Clinton supporter. He was turning the party from that. They hated him, too. Now, they get to learn why he was right, and they were wrong.)

I don’t know what you’re smoking or drinking out there in CA, but it must some good sh!t–you are making no sense.

Ditto for GOP. Nobody is about to put up with the Moral Majority ever again.

Guess you tuned out the Tea Parties today: the Moral Majority is alive and well and not so silent anymore.

I hope that’s not too offensive.

I find it very offensive–sorry to dash your hopes!

I like people who have vastly differing opinions than me.

Sure you do–you’re probably on Ecstasy right now!

But let them control law?

No.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM

Better us than you, Princess Moonbeam!

Jenfidel on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Salty, I think the public knew exactly what Obama’s record was on abortion, and that’s your “public” answer to this issue.

I remain convinced that I’m right.

The public is done with this issue.

They are just toast.

The pro-lifers are going to find that they aren’t reviled.

They are simply ignored.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

next time a harder question, how does it “rain”, and what causes it?

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2009 at 2:39 AM

This is a simple question. If you wanted to install Windows XP on a MB with RAID controller, what is the best way?

We can play Q&A all night.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Youa re actually hurting your credibility with your rabid anti-Romney positions. The guy does not deserve your extremism any more than Palin deserves what Poptech does to her. I am quickly placing you and Poptech in entirely the same category of rabid fanboys.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Thanks :)

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Oh well, Jen……I’m sorry.

Just not in your corner over there. Sorry I upset you.

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Romney in Goergia stumping for Chambliss got a crowd of maybe two hundred.

Palin got thousands.

Are you talking about delusions, pooptech? You?

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Come on, that doesn’t mean much. At that particular time Palin was a cult figure. That will not be true for the 2012 election. The bounce is already gone, let alone a couple years from now.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:44 AM

I will bash Romney. If she stops, I’ll stop.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

Why do I care if you bash Romney? It makes no logical sense, this is about Palin yet all Palintologists can do is attack someone else. Um… ok! LMAO!

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM

Well, I am sure Putin would prefer negotiating with Palin than Romney for sure. As far as out-manuevering…that is some weak stuff.

An honest politician makes his case, if the public doesnt want what they have to offer, they go somewhere else. its that simple.

Romney got more votes and delegates than Huckabee but Huckabee stayed in the race so that romney couldnt beat McCain because the McCain haters were now divided between McCain and Huckabee. This was after it was obvious Huckabee had lost.

Still, its not a matter of out manuevering anybody. The people made their choice. They chose McCain and they ultimately chose Obama.

That is in no way an indictment on Romney. Romney doesnt have a damn thing to prove to anybody. Its an indictment on the ruined republican party.

Just read these posts from these nutty Palintologists. You really think somebody like Romney is going to win over people like THAT??? LMAO!!!

The Wall on April 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Frankly I think a Palin, Romney ticket would be great…which destroys the point that all Palin
supporters are against Romney. :lol

Obama and the Libs are going to destroy this country at

their present course……. A Palin/Romney ticket just
looks so much better even at 2009 IMO……

dec5 on April 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM

This is a simple question. If you wanted to install Windows XP on a MB with RAID controller, what is the best way?

We can play Q&A all night.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

You would likely need to load the driver for the raid controller at install time. There is a prompt where you can hit F6 I believe it is in order to install additional drivers.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:47 AM

Oh goodness, upstate, not at all. Hmmmmm* I’ll work on my communication skills if I came off sounding that way.

No, but there are certainly different reactions. Obama’s “phemonena” is that he is an AA president.

It’s not just something to sniff at in our history. It really is important.

However, it also means that the political dynamics changed dramatically.

Shoot, this isn’t particularly hitting the mark either.

But, no…..I think that’s the one thing that bothers me the most. It’s so hard to disagree with his policies, because this is such a wonderful moment in American history.

I’m very proud of him and of us.

I still cannot stand his policies.

:)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM

Youa re actually hurting your credibility with your rabid anti-Romney positions. The guy does not deserve your extremism any more than Palin deserves what Poptech does to her. I am quickly placing you and Poptech in entirely the same category of rabid fanboys.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Moral equivalence. Both the Al-qaeda terrorist and marine who kills him are the same because they both kill?

Pooptech is the terrorist. I am the marine.

Come on, that doesn’t mean much. At that particular time Palin was a cult figure. That will not be true for the 2012 election. The bounce is already gone, let alone a couple years from now.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:44 AM

And Romney isn’t a cult figure? Palin is going to an Indiana pro-life dinner where she’s selling twice over and is drawing crowds in thousands. What’s the max. crowd Romney ever drew?

That will not be true for the 2012 election. The bounce is already gone, let alone a couple years from now.

Of course, Romney supporters are all so intelligent that they can crystalgaze into the future.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Ann, I’m assuming, but could be mislabeling, that you are a white female (because of the remarks you made about AA’s)

What would your parents have thought, if you had dated an AA?

Would you have or would you date an AA? Just curious. Maybe there are things from your past that would make this a hard choice for you.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM

Well, upstate, what works for the first legitimate AA candidate is obviously not going to be what works for the white guy with a corporate background. Let’s get real. :)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

I know AP doesn’t like us to bring up that birth certificate thing, but there are many,many Americans who question whether or not Ogabe was a “legitimate” AA candidate or even a legitimate president.
He sure doesn’t act like an American, that’s for sure.

And what “works” for the first DemocRat AA candidate is that he’s black.
End of story.
Every other candidate had to deal with the obstacle of being an evil white man, except for Gov. Palin.
In 2008, the capable (but pretty) woman became the new n-word.

Jenfidel on April 16, 2009 at 2:49 AM

You would likely need to load the driver for the raid controller at install time. There is a prompt where you can hit F6 I believe it is in order to install additional drivers.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:47 AM

This is true but this is not the best way to do it.

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:49 AM

I will bash Romney. If she stops, I’ll stop.

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:40 AM

So this isn’t about politics or sensibility at all. It is about you having a tug of war with Poptech. OK, fine. You both are hopeless. There is no reason to attack EITHER of them. They are both fine people and you both act like they are the spawn of Satan. It is ridiculous.

Hawthorne on April 16, 2009 at 2:50 AM

Why do I care if you bash Romney? It makes no logical sense, this is about Palin yet all Palintologists can do is attack someone else. Um… ok! LMAO!

Poptech on April 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM

Why do you care if I bash Romney? Ah, the delusions of Romney supporters !

ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO ROFTLMAO

promachus on April 16, 2009 at 2:50 AM

It’s so hard to disagree with his policies, because this is such a wonderful moment in American history.

I’m very proud of him and of us.

I still cannot stand his policies.

:)

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM

I think you clarified your view about AA’s

If his policies aren’t appealing to you, then perhaps this isn’t such a great time in our history.

Upstater85 on April 16, 2009 at 2:50 AM

because this is such a wonderful moment in American history.
I’m very proud of him and of us.

Wait, what? What’s to be proud of?

Bishop on April 16, 2009 at 2:51 AM

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