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March 10, 2014

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Jane

WOw! Every time I think this country is done, I see another spectacular kid.

Captain Hate

Malik may have lost his father at an early age but somebody has done a good job of teaching him what's important in life.

maryrose

What a wonderful heartwarming story.
I loved teaching and counseling high school students. Some are more mature and kind than many adults.

Jack is Back

Saw that at Daily Mail and was very moved. Great kids - both of them.

I never wrestled but my memory of college wrestling competitions was one of very friendly but determined competition. Good PR for the sport but outside of that better PR for our kids.

NKonIPad

Malik' s the man... Ok the very young man. But he's got dignity, grace and style.

MarkO on vacation

A fine gesture. It is distressing that such a thing is so rare.

Jane

Iranians aren't known to be suicide bombers are they?

Ignatz

--Derek Jeter could pass this kid the torch.--

Better than passing him herpes.

Miss Marple

Report on the DAR award ceremony I went to with my granddaughter.

Color guard of 3 old guys in Revolutionary War outfits, one in a kilt. He was very pleased that I recognized that Highlanders fought in the Revolution, and took the time to show me a book of clan tartans reproduced from drawings in the early 19th century, which he found at Goodwill for $3.00.

Membership is mostly older ladies, as has been common in the DAR for years, perhaps because many women don't really start thinking about heritage and history until they are done raising children and have grandchildren instead.

Award was given to a high school senior who was a Good Citizen, and she read her essay (which I actually thought was not very good but she had a fantastic resume.)

The grade school kids all read their essays, which were based on the premise of imagining yourself a child during the Revolution. My granddaughter was the only girl, all the rest were boys. All the essays were full of guns and battles and chopping firewood. Granddaughter's was about making bandages and repairing uniforms and feeding soldiers.

They were all well-written, but the boy who won got me when he mentioned that "when my father left home with General Washington, I was a boy of 12. When he came home I was a man of 20." That is historically correct given the length of the war, but somehow hearing that really made you realize how long it went on.

After it was over I thanked the Chapter officers and one lady said, "It is so important that the children participate, because they will remember when they are older. We must all work hard to keep our freedom."

So give a cheer for the blue-haired old ladies; they are doing their part.

Granddaughter was an honorable mention and got a nice certificate in a presentation folder and an American desk flag in a stand.

Jack is Back

I'm a SAR MM. My grandmother was the chaplin of our local DAR.

And you're right mostly seniors as members but not necessarily with the SAR. Getting lots of young vets.

Jack is Back

BTW, to all of you who were raised in the 50's to 70's: This is for you!

I can't believe me made it

Captain Hate

Mother Hate used to be in the DAR. When I was a smartassed kid I used to make fun of it but, truth be known, they had a better grasp of history, even in an organization that was mostly a big gab session, than most of the enlightened dimwits today.

clarice

Wonderful..I love stories about kids with character. As the wolverine's judo sensi told the class on Friday--"Remember two things,integrity and commitment. Without those things you will always be a loser."

Captain Hate

O/T

Am I the only person who misses "Golden Boy"?

Jack is Back

Clalrice, more importantly you will never be respected.

Slaap lekker, tots morgen.

sbw

Corollary: With integrity and commitment you will never be a loser.

Beasts of England

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing, TM.

Beasts of England

Instapundit Republican presidential straw poll current results:

Miss Marple

Why isn't Jeb Bush on that list, Beasts? Did Instapundit make up the list or is he tabulating what people send him?

henry

JEB will show up on a white horse to be the electable one later on. Until then he lines up cronies and hides from fratricide.

Miss Marple

You have 3 people on there who are very close, Cruz, Paul, and Walker.

If all 3 run they will dilute the conservative vote. That is how McCain won.

Appalled

Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton?

This is an f-in nightmare...

DrJ

Just checking in. The flight to DC was fine, and arrived very early, so the Malaysian flight butterflies were meaningless. Nice weather here, though it will turn cold on Thursday.

Now to tend to the worthless conference. Details on request only.

Captain Hate

Cruz and Paul have to get behind Walker. Senators shouldn't run for President.

Beasts of England

Not sure, Miss Marple. Wishful thinking? ;)

Threadkiller

Cruz isn't eligible.

Miss Marple

Beasts, I was just curious if that reflected who people were interested in (by sending in their own preference rather than choosing from a list)OR if it reflected Instapundit's choice and he left Bush off the list. I pretty much think the former, as who in the heck ever thought of Kelly Ayotte as a presidential candidate, except perhaps one of her staffers?

sbw

Insty included in the poll only those who were peripherally asociated with the CPAC conference.

Jeb must not have considered it the place to be.

Beasts of England

Thanks, sbw.

Miss Marple

Thanks, sbw. Makes more sense now.

Centralcal on iPad

Joe McGinnis has died. Recall he moved in next door to Palin in Wasilla while writing a book about her (which no one bought or read).

mad jack

I went with Walker. Successful Governor and apparently a very tough SOB. Paul and Cruz should stay in the Senate.

Centralcal on iPad

I voted for Walker, too, mad jack.

Miss Marple

Night, all!

mad jack

Well cc my support will likely doom the guy give my track record:-)

mad jack

given

Ignatz

--Cruz isn't eligible.--

If Cruz or Jindal run, I'm afraid we're going to have to set up a JOM hit team and draw straws as to who will save this place by assassinating one or the other.

Centralcal on iPad

No kidding, Iggy!

mad jack

I think I'll buy stock in Ancestry.com

Captain Hate

Joe McGinnis has died. Recall he moved in next door to Palin in Wasilla while writing a book about her (which no one bought or read).

Good riddance. Here's what Janet Maslin, no fan of conservatives, wrote on what a quixotic undertaking that loony pest made:

Although most of The Rogue is dated, petty and easily available to anyone with Internet access, Mr. McGinniss used his time in Alaska to chase caustic, unsubstantiated gossip about the Palins, often from unnamed sources like “one resident” and “a friend.”

Centralcal on iPad

After re-reading, I see I completely misunderstood who the JOM hit team would be hitting.*wink*

Ignatz

NOT, TK!

Centralcal on iPad

Hmmm - if you say so, Iggy.

G'night.

Threadkiller

Jeebers.

creepy stalker

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!! OMG. Hhahahahahahahahahaahaha. Mentally ill!!!!

(A) nuther Bub

If you'd like to read a can't-put-it-down expose of Joe McInness's character, read Janet Malcolm's "The Journalist and the Murderer," about McInness's authorship of "Fatal Vision."

From Wiki: The thesis of The Journalist and the Murderer is contained in its first sentence: "Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible."

Amazon has it. If you start it you'll stay up all night to finish it.

Ignatz

Tough crowd, TK.

Ignatz

Oh, and hi Ann!

Threadkiller

I could do with a little less sniping, Ig.

:-)

Ann

Hi, Ignatz

How are you?

P.S. Is there any way that plane landed safely in another country that would like to use it as a weapon?

Or, Have I just gone round the bend due to ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome)???


Ignatz

LOL, TK.

Ignatz

ODS I'd say, Ann.

Missing Mrs Iggy a lot.

Gus

Oh dear.

Ignatz

Yeah, another one of those stupid, "who is a Republican in Hollywood" lists.
But it actually had several that I was not aware of.

In any event time to call it a day...
...it is a day.

Danube on iPad

Old L.A. joke:

Q: What's the difference between herpes simplex and a condominium in Van Nuys?

A: You got a chance of getting rid of herpes simplex.

Gus

It's so easy Ignatz. We SHITCANNED A TROLL, and ANN shows up.
Hahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahahahahahaha

Ann

I am the good Ann, Gus. Guess it was a bad time to show up.

Love you guys, keep up the good fight. Night

Gus

Hello Ann. So sorry to besmirch you my lovely and kind darling.

Gus

The Good Ann, should not be victim of the CLOWN!!

Gus

Hey Beasts. How are you my friend. Beasts, I pray for you and consider you my Pal ALWAYS.

Gus

Hey Beasts, I wish I could meet you. AND steal some of your guitar AVATARS for my very own!!!!

Gus

Currently, I have a Takamine G3300-S on my lap. I love guitars. I'm sick.

Beasts of England

lol, Gus! Doing ok, thanks! Would love to meet for a pizza and beer. Never been up to that part of the country...

Finding guitar avatars is now part of my daily routine! ;)

Beasts of England

See y'all tomorrow - can't get used to DST. (Although I'm enjoying temps in the mid-seventies!)

Gus

Beasts. You do know that I LOVE YOU, and that I am PRAYING and doing my Catholic best to ask Jesus to heal you!!! You are awesome and a wonderful person .

Gus

Beasts. I love you my FRIEND. I do LOVE you.

anonamom

Beasts, come north in the summer. You can ferry over Lake Michigan and come see me after you visit with Gus.
I think it would make my family feel much better to see that JOMers are real live people who have lives apart from the internet.

(But where else would I have seen the link to the wrestler's story--which was in the comments yesterday afternoon, before TM made this post.
Or know so much about why that plane could "disappear" from radar? Or what the DAR does with school kiddos?)

Jack is Back

According to the WaPo, via the Daily Mail, a number of the passenger's smart phones are still ringing. One chinese relative also says his cousin is still active on chinese social media sight.

Also, some guys out for a stroll at 1:45am local time are saying they saw a large white glow fall into the South China Sea.

Link

Captain Hate

If you'd like to read a can't-put-it-down expose of Joe McInness's character, read Janet Malcolm's "The Journalist and the Murderer," about McInness's authorship of "Fatal Vision."

I'll put that on my list of books to check out at some point in the future.

narciso

they dumped that stinker in every library, down here, though, mind arson of the lowest kind,

Captain Hate

Levin was all over McTurtle last night for his interview in the NYT where he declared war on the Tea Party after appearing at CPAC.

Jane

What did he die of? He didn't seem that old?

Danube on iPad

Prostate cancer. Early 70's, I believe.

I found "Fatal Vision" one of the most fascinating books I've ever read.

Jane

McGinniss, who announced last year that he had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer, died from complications related to his disease. His attorney and longtime friend Dennis Holahan said he died at a hospital in Worcester, Mass.

Gee, I could have visited.

Captain Hate

Apparently prostate cancer.

Captain Hate

Could anybody stand to inflict McRINO on Letterperv on themselves last night?

Patriot4Freedom

Jim Rhoads - Belated Happy Birthday wishes !

Hope you had a very special day with your loved ones.

Miss Marple

Good morning.

Jack Cashill was on Coast to Coast last night talking about the missing plane. His hunch is terrorism but the host kept asking questions like he thought it was aliens or something.

I sure wish they would find the wreckage. I read the cell phone story and don't know what to think.

Miss Marple

Iowahawk linked this, with the notation "Yessiree, this'll have Putin quaking in his boots."

http://www.thewrap.com/barack-obama-zach-galifianakis-between-two-ferns

Danube on iPad

Surprise, surprise: Sharyl Atkisson out at CBS News.

NK(withnewsoftware)

If Daddy can comment from the bar (it's 900pm in Japan) I'd love to hear his take on MH370 being over the Straits of Malacca, that would be a 90-180degree turn to the WSW from the flight plan. Hijack?

Miss Marple

NK, That is why I posted that National Post link.

Ann and Janet or Jane were asking if it could have been hijacked.

I also wonder about the pilot having his own simulator. Maybe he was practicing flying without instruments?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Hijack for what purpose? where did it land/crash? No cellphone contact from any of 240 people? Don't see it, the absence of any communication says a catastrophic event to me.

hit and run

NK:
But he's got dignity, grace and style.

and

If Daddy can comment from the bar

Hmmmmmm.

This thread has been up for over 12 hours and no one has yet said that that boy had "the poise and confidence of a seasoned athlete"?

C'mon people, we have to feed our JOM memes, or they wither and die.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

On Lerner -

"The issue is, what part of the Justice Department is she (Lerner) talking to? An issue like this would normally be handled by the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice. It's always been done that way. She is not talking to them. She is talking to the Civil Rights Division, which is run by Barbara Bosserman,..."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579429681253190534?mg=reno64-wsj

hit and run

Ok, catching up since I was out yesterday...I would like to apologize to Jim Rhoads for missing his birthday, but I won't. That's just how I roll.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

hit and run

And in the final meme-feeding installment for this Tuesday, it's time for. . .

Who Really Knows Their JOM Stuff?

There is a JOMer who has two kids with birthdays two days apart (no, the kids aren't twins with our JOMer didn't having an extraordinarily long delivery). The first birthday is today and the second on Thursday.

Who is this JOMer and what is the JOM name given to the two kids?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Cathy F's kids?
Wonderboy & ???(maybe wondergirl?)

Jane

"Police had earlier said they were investigating whether any passengers or crew on the plane had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance,"

Yeah that's the key to figuring this out...

Sheesh!

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry et al-- Jim Gerahty's daily email has very nice things to say about Walker and Wisc Repubs. Budget surpluses and tax cuts. Amazing what smart and principled leadership will do in less than 3 years. Walker is my choice for '16 Repubs. Proven track record, and he should win re-election solidly in a purple state.

clarice

Beated Happy Birhday wishes Jim Rhoads

clarice

*BeLated*

Centralcal on iPad

So, CIA illegally searching Congressional oversight committee's computers at the behest of the WH!

Who says we don't already have a dictator as POTUS.

Miss Marple

I was just going to post that, Centralcal!

Feinstein is one source for that info, in case you didn't see it.

rich@gmu

bad news folks. knew that the ax was going to fall, but didn't think it was going to be me. bad assumption. got laid off this morning.

damn, damn, damn.

jimmyk on iPhone

I'm guessing that the stolen passport guys will turn out to be a false alarm. From what I've read, it's likely they were just trying to get to Europe illegally. That still leaves about 230 other possible suspects. Not to mention the pilot.

If it's not cathyf, maybe OL, YL and ?

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