08 November 2007

One of the Soft Places To Fall




The welcome mat is out. Temporary outcasts from Crawford's List can pull up an overstuffed chair and make themselves comfy.

In the meantime Congressional Quarterly for Mr. Crawford's words of wisdom.

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26 comments:

Jamie said...

I'll leave this up until Craig's place gets cleaned up and the vermin evicted.

All are welcome to snuggle by the fire on a cool fall morning.

Jamie said...

Renee,

Just for you one of the really unique Day in History Places.

Today a man reviled as a traitor at a later date, was heroic at one of the great raids of the Revolutionary War.

Jamie said...

Just to kick the morning off, the White House has been ordered to keep back up copies of emails Reuters

Matt-Man said...

What happened over at Crawford's site? Cheers!!

Katherine Graham Cracker said...

Crawford's list in being updated to protect it from "digital pirates."

Jamie said...

Interesting interview with Michelle Obama on Mo Joe this A. M.

Not enough to move me in that direction, but she is a fascinating lady.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jamie....
thanks for the history lesson on Canada....

I chose Obama's "Audacity of Hope" as a thank you gift for a contribution to my local NPR station a few months ago.....

I haven't read it yet..... but have decided to read it when I'm finished with my present book.... I've decided it's time to take a more serious look at him....

I wasn't thrilled with his insinuations about the boomers..... but he is right to be thinking of the future, IMO....

Jamie said...

Her interview this morning was excellent. I still find both of them a little too strident, but maybe that is my natural reticense more than their fault.

Jamie said...

Finally some good news:

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Katherine Graham Cracker said...

I do not think the Edwards campaign is about stopping Senator Clinton

If anyone should get out if the reason is to stop Clinton..it's Obama -

Jamie said...

There is long standing ill feeling between Edwards and the Clintons left over from the 2004 campaign but I'm not sure what the history is since it seems to me that it was the Kerry camp that misued Clinton not an enmity they had towards the Edwards.

Oh course for some people, Obama/Edwards are each others second choice. With me the second choice has always been Hillary but my first choice is a minor candidate in Biden.

Jamie said...

Nevada Polls out today

November 13

Dexter said...

Can't stand Obama myself because of his constant support of war, then he uses the fact he voted "no" at the start to bash Hillary. Some peace activists oughtta ask him,"Yeah, but what have you done for me lately?"
Have you ever read the hawkish comments Obama wrote in 2003 about Iran? I tell ya, it's a real eye-opener.
While HRC certainly feels she must be hawkish to ward off a "weak sister" rap, Obama likewise seems to feel like he has to show 'em how tough he can be.
And what's this with Romney? FOr the last month all we heard was RUDY HAS IT IN THE BAG. As late as Friday we heard it from Tweety Matthews...and now...presto-chango!...all we hear is "HERE COMES ROMNEY'S EXPRESS TRAIN AND YA BETTER GET OUT D' WAY!".
Well, it's certainly interesting!
Dexter ben al-Dogg-of-War

Dexter said...

rebel ren: Dustin Pedroia deserved the ROY award. He was a human vacuum cleaner down at the keystone sack.
How many days 'til April baseball?
I see the Celtics are still undefeated. Basketball does not grab me like it used to.
Patriots rule, too...is there ANYTHING Boston sucks at?
How was the cranberry crop this year? I LOVE cranberries...best part of a turkey dinner.
Pass the whipped cream and pumpkin pie, please!

Anonymous said...

For dex...my favorite cranberry relish recipe...

12 oz. fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1 unpeeled orange, cut into eighths and seeded
3/4 to 1 C sugar

Place half the cranberries and half the orange slices in food processor and process until mixture is evenly chopped. Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange slices. Stir in sugar. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Makes about 3 cups.

I sometimes use a roughly equivalent number of mandarin oranges. Either way, this is really good!

-harborwoman

RebelliousRenee said...

Dex....

I don't follow basketball......
but those stupid baseball writers voted CC Sabathia as the Cy Young winner..... it really should have gone to Beckett..... but hey.... the Indians were worthy opponents.....

cranberries are the best!.... and apples a close second.....

Yes.... Boston drivers SUCK!..... they're crazy....

Jamie said...

Apple Cranberry Pie is one of my favorites ... nice and tart.

That relish sounds wonderful.

HW, If you click "other" instead of anonymous, you can put in your name leave website address blank. It works.

Jamie said...

Dex I haven't seen any of that info on Obama statements about Iran. Isn't this something the MSM should be mentioning? Maybe? They fact check darn near every word Clinton utters.

I don't find Clinton that "hawkish". Maybe it's the female in me, but I don't find an answer such as "With a President as secretive as Bush, I have no idea what will be on my desk on January 20, and I'm not going to say what will be prudent until I do. I don't intend to stay in Iraq or bomb Iran, but that's the best you're going to get until I find out what is really going on."

harborwoman said...

Jamie...

Thanks for the tip on 'other'. I'll try it right now.

I love apple pie, but have never tried apple cranberry. Sounds yummy!

Clinton's comments about Bush's desk make sense to me, too. And I am most definitely not a HRC fan...don't trust her.

Jamie said...

I genuinely like Hillary. I still prefer Biden or Richardson, but it doesn't look as if either has a chance. I'll vote for them if still in Washington primary, but Clinton would be my second choice.

I think she has a lot of baggage that was dumped on her by the far right during Bill's presidency that just doesn't fit what i've seen in her since. Maybe I've just known too many nice Methodist girls from the midwest. :-)

Everything in her bio, her college career, the way she handled her marriage, the child she raised, and her competence as a senator seems to fit being one of these "hardwork, duty, and responsibility types" that are typical of her background.

Jamie said...

This in depth study of Clinton might be of interest. The same paper is doing similar pieces on all the candidates.

Boston.com

pogo2 said...

Hi all. Am in day 4 of a very boring deposition and am starting to drool.

I have to say I can't see Edwards yielding ti Obama. What would be in it for him? I don't see him shooting for VP, a cabinet post or ambassadorship. And I could be wrong, but even if JE threw his support behind Obama, I doubt that they would all shift to Obama. This is thumb keying, so I'm stopping now and shifting to lurking.

Jamie said...

Pogo,

Glad you could stop by. I'm hoping the regulars will keep coming until Craig is ready for us to return.

Remember if you want to post a link you have to use the format of

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Jamie said...

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Dexter said...

here is a GREAT column by Bob Herbert of the NYTimes, for all the Republicans who love Reagan so much they want to be just like him, they say. This column illustrates just a bit of why I hated Reagan so much.

Reagan was vicious

Jamie said...

New Crawford List location:

Crawford CQ