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Jack is Back

From Crimea with Love.

We are all Ukes now!

NK(withnewsoftware)

David Ignatius chips in with his apologia for Obummer fecklessness.. or treason against USA interests: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-putins-error-in-ukraine-is-the-kind-that-leads-to-catastrophe/2014/03/02/d376603e-a249-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html

I emailed the following response to Mr. I:

Nice apologia, for the incompetent crew, incompetent at best. You say Vlad’s a bad boy, what can poor Barry possibly do. Waaaa, Waaaa…. Personally, I think Obummer and his people are worse than incompetent, I doubt they regret dissipating US power – I think that’s the point of the exercise. But I digress.

Nice attempt at apologia, because the Obama crew gave the game away by denying this was an invasion of Ukraine sovereign territory, with the unopposed entry nonsense. Face it Ignatius, they really are this incompetent, or this hostile to US interests. No apologia will change that.

Have a nice excuse making day.

Michael O'Neal

Do they still have Boys' State and Girls' State where high school kids pretend to be Governors and legislators for a few days?

Somehow I think our foreign policy got turned over to Girls' State some time ago and never got pulled back.

Jack is Back

Does anyone but me think this is another nail in the coffin of Obama and Clinton and any other wimpy, noodle spined Liberal for the office of CinC?

He has lost all international credibitily and put us in severe danger to all those elements of death that cherish the thought of coming at us. Its one thing to interfere militarily but its another to have such a world view that everyone knows that even if you could you wouldn't.

We have a child lost in a man's world.

Threadkiller

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/03/obama-administration-says-government-shutdown-cost-national-parks-at-least-414m/

Rex

Good weekend for us domestic types (domestic because my 28 years in the Marines are 18 years in the past): Grandson swam a 21.41 in his 50 free as well as a 4:35 in the 500 free, while a grandaughter took first in the all-around at her regional gymnastics meet.

And my niece sank a 75 foot putt to win the HSBC Women's Champions LPGA tournament in Singapore. Amazing finish.

Dave (in MA)

This is where the flexibility comes into play. It's unclear at this time whether loins (6 months/6 years, whatever) can be un-girded.

Dave (in MA)

$414M to keep octogenarians from looking at monuments?

Rex

But while I am enjoying being a grandfather, I am very concerned over what Barry and his fellow America haters are doing to the country--both domestically and internationally. Will we recover? Sure we will, even if things go to a Tom Kratman or John Ringo outcome. But I hate to think of how many times in the past and how many times in the future this country will be saved by our Armed Forces stepping in to clean up the mess the politicians leave us.

Jack is Back

Semper Fi, Rex.

You are Paula Creamer's uncle? I am impressed.

Those are great swim times. Any way to get those kids down to Gainesville:)?

Thanks for you service!

NK(withnewsoftware)

Paula Creamer is your niece? Nice gene pool Rex!

Threadkiller
Beasts of England

Very nice, Rex - that was a heck of a putt!

NK(withnewsoftware)

JiB-- I've ended our 3 year sabatical from our little golf club, so I will take up the game again this spring. I'm not any good, golf is a 'good walk spoilt' for me, but I do enjoy twilight 9 hole rounds in 100 minutes.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Rex-- interested in hearing the best USMC joke a serving Marine told me?

henry

No push back? He's inflicting Mooch on Vlad's new partners in China.

NK(withnewsoftware)

BTW-- TomM- fabulous thread title, Kudos to you.

Jack is Back

I'd just go and hog the WD40 market and get them up an running.

Thousands of Russian Tanks sitting in a Ukrainian graveyard.

MarkO

Michael,

I have frequently said that this administration was composed of kids from Model UN.

tommy r

Priorities people. Michele is finally not ashamed to be an American while many of us are now ashamed to be American under her husband's leadership if you can call it that.

NK(withnewsoftware)

News from the Debt Bomb front-- NYC, ChiTown, and LA all default candidates due to unsupportable pension and healthcare promises: http://money.msn.com/investing/post--3-huge-cities-flirting-with-bankruptcy

Jack is Back

Via Don Surber's scoreboard:

"From the Associated Press: "The Hall of Famer in a Red Sox warmup jersey met the Orioles rookie wearing No. 85 behind the cage during batting practice. They hugged, sharing an embrace and something else — one of the most recognizable names in baseball history. A couple hours later, Carl Yastrzemski sat in the stands for another special moment Sunday. His grandson, Mike, played his first major league spring training game and scored a run for Baltimore in an 8-6 loss to Boston."

As some long timers here know, Yaz and I are childhood friends and his dad and mine played semi-pro ball together on the East End of Long Island. Mike is a comer. Its all genetic.

narciso

the raw stupid behind this sentiment, is illustrated with a review of the Americans
in Rolling Stones, which sees absolute equicalence between Reagan and Brezhnev,

Ignatz

--Does anyone but me think this is another nail in the coffin of Obama and Clinton and any other wimpy, noodle spined Liberal for the office of CinC?--

We're getting dangerously close to another nail in the coffin of the US.

Ignatz

-- Will we recover? Sure we will...--

I wish I was as confident as you, but we live in the age of EMPs and nuclear or soon to be nuclear Armageddon seeking terror states and, for the first time, an anti American president apparently willing to sacrifice our country on the cross of his nutty left wing ideology.

NK(withnewsoftware)

JiB-- was Yaz's dad really a potato farmer?

Captain Hate

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

Why does anybody take any figure that retard tosses out seriously?

Jack is Back

NK,

You bet he was and his farm is now worth billions based on the MacMansions built:)

Ignatz

Interesting that one of those fashion fools who wore the white dinner jacket to the Oscars, Matthew McConaughey, praised God rather profusely when he won to the embarrassed and largely stunned silence of his fellow "artists".

NK(withnewsoftware)

Matthew M is a strange man, but it's good to see he's good with God. How did he handle the hostile anti-Christ crowd reaction?

Jack is Back

Little known fact: the first baseball glove and bat Yaz ever used was bought at my families sport shop.

Ignatz

--How did he handle the hostile anti-Christ crowd reaction?--

Flipped em off and told em to go to hell.
Just kidding; I have no idea.

Captain Hate

I always liked Yaz and felt bad that he never was on a pennant winner. He reminded me of a stoic figure in a tragedy. Taking over for Teddy Ballgame was a daunting task but Yaz never flinched.

Bori

Not to worry folks, Time says, Russia are losing on the Ukraine. They trot out a poll from a month ago and go on from there.

http://world.time.com/2014/03/03/putin-ukraine-crimea-russia/

rich@gmu

so the way to bet is that Putin and Russia is winning big...and the dc media and the administration are yelling "winning" in the middle of a meth binge.

miss Marple

Rumsfeld on Greta by phone. Says that this is a result of Obama sending a message that we are in decline and are withdrawing from the world arena. He says that when that happens, the vacuum will be filled by those who do not share our values or interests. Says Obama lacks a foreign policy and that is the cause of the instability in the world.

Then Bolton was on from the UK. Big news over there is that a paper got a photo of a document being carried into a meeting with Cameron. It said that the UK will not support NATO action in Ukraine nor will it support economic sanctions. Says this is what happens when you have 5 years of not thinking about American interests.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Time talks about all the brainwashing the Rooskies have endured about Ukraine as if the last 5+ years have been uninterrupted troof to powarrrr from them.

clarice

Rex, greetings and congratulations/

Frau  Alaaf

"We're all Ukes now."

JiB, if you like ukelele lady, ukelele lady likes you.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Yes, congrats Rex.

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Clarice,

Wrt the Progressive Fascist outreach to white males, today's weekly Gallup BOzo approval polling strongly suggests women, rather than men, are more strongly turning away from Progressive Fascist liars.

........ W M F
Mar 8, 2009 55 58 65
Mar 7, 2010 41 47 51
Mar 6, 2011 39 42 49
Mar 4, 2012 36 41 49
Mar 3, 2013 37 45 53
Mar 2, 2014 31 39 45

They ain't doing too hot with Hispanics, either.

boatbuilder

CH Yaz was on pennant winners in '67 (when Yaz Bread and the Carl Yazstrzemski song came out, and I became a 7-year old Sox fan) and '76, and popped out to end that goddam playoff in '78. It was the Series that were problematic for the Sox (until recently, of course).

Ignatz

Dammit, why didn't Goebells do a poll in 1939; could have avoided all that unpleasantness that followed if enough Germans had just said "nein"!

Captain Hate on the iPad

That's right, JiB; I keep forgetting that pennant means league champion. Yaz's teams were more likeable than the bunch who broke the curse and then some IMO.

Ignatz

From bori's link, Time's irony meter obviously on the fritz again;

In phrasing its question posed in early February to 1600 respondents across the country, the state-funded sociologists at WCIOM were clearly trying to get as much support for the intervention as possible

Bori

You get the feeling from reading the Time article that Russia will be doomed without the EU. When in fact Russia has been expanding to China, Korea and Japan and building pipelines to supply them directly.

Danube on iPad

'67 was also his triple crown year. His second WS was '75 (the Carlton Fisk series).

Bori

Well, it is a nice story to tell your grandkids about the time they were almost Millionaires.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/03/03/gold-treasure-trove-shocker/

Ignatz

Meanwhile Time is confounded by Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech, that I linked above, thanking God and his family.
They do however find Jared Leto's (whoever he might be) amazing because he didn't thank God but did supplicate himself before the modern day Moloch of buggery.

Ignatz

I wondered from the very first about the wisdom of those coin finders saying anything publicly.
Might have been discovered eventually anyway but a lot less chance if they'd kept quiet.

Jane

Welcome Rex, you bring a hell of a resume for your grandkids with you, we will be happy to hear about them going forward.

Iggy, I think Leto played a gay guy. I have no idea if he is a gay guy. I thought the gay devotion in his speech was a little odd too, but I loved to appreciation of his mother.

Thanks to everyone for my birthday greetings. Amy dragged me out of work (well she didn't really have to drag me) to go see Philamena this afternoon. Has anyone seen it? I thought it was great.

I still say getting old is the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm glad I don't have to do it again for 364 days.

Thanks again!

narciso

Very silly, but then again Henry Luce, on close reflection, would say what's the point,

Thomas Collins

OK, Red Sox fans, who caught the ball that clinched the '67 pennant for the Bosox?

Ignatz

Derek Jeter?

Thomas Collins

Actually, Ignatz, you've got the correct concept, although you have the wrong generation of baseball players. The answer to my trivia question is a player who was not a member of the Bosox.

Thomas Collins

Actually, Ignatz, you've got the correct concept, although you have the wrong generation of baseball players. The answer to my trivia question is a player who was not a member of the Bosox.

clarice

Jane,I'm becoming an expert on adaptive devices. Whistle if you need one--though I don' expect you will for at least 20years. So,e fantastic products out there to keepoldsters moving.

Rick what do "WMF" stand for>

Ignatz

Pretty sure it was Jeter, TC, even though he was really really young.
It's what puts him in the top 5 Yanks. :)

JiB

Hoping to se Yaz at Easter this year at Pierre's.

You can google Pierre's in Bridgehampton.

Thomas Collins

It was an infielder, Ignatz. First baseman, though, not shortstop. But you are providing a service in getting us accustomed to hearing the name Jeter this year. :-))

Ignatz

Jane,
I have no idea nor a care what Leto does with his gentleman's equipment nor have I heard of him before.

I was only noting in this day and age to thank God is equivalent to using Monty Python's Confuse a Cat service on our elites, whereas thanking everyone but Him is to be instantly accepted as one of the body, to use one of narc's Star Trek references.

Ignatz

Lou Gehrig?

Thomas Collins

Those last two games of the '67 regular season against the Twins were the two most compelling baseball games I ever saw, JiB. More compelling than any of the four wins against the '04 Yankees, and more compelling than any World Series game in '04, '07 or '13. That '67 season was unbelievable. If you were in a car, you'd be asked the score by pedestrians crossing the street at the light. It was assumed you'd have the Bosox game on.

Thomas Collins

I can tell the suspense is getting to you Ignatz. Don Mincher.

jimmyk

I still say getting old is the hardest thing I've ever done.

Hmm, in my case it happened all by itself.

TC, memory plays tricks, I was sure he popped out to shortstop. I can't remember who the Yankees 1b was back then.

narciso

Well seeing as he doesn't understand economics,
he 'removes all doubt' on foreign policy;

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2014/03/ukraine-crisis-keep-your-eyes-on-angela-merkel.html

mad jack

TC: Rico Petrocelli caught the final out for the Sox but I believe we were waiting for the result of the Twins - Tigers game? Or maybe Angles Tigers? I was nine and it was past my bedtime!

Thomas Collins

Jimmyk, shortstop Rico Petrocelli of the Bosox caught the ball that clinched a tie for best regular season record for the Bosox. So your memory is not playing tricks as to who caught the last out for the Bosox in Gentleman Jim's 5-3 complete game victory over Minnesota in game 162. But the pennant wasn't clinched until Mincher made the putout for the last out in the Angels' win over the Tigers.

rich@gmu

Iggy-

iirc they didn't announce the discovery for a year or so (the appraisers announced because they were advertising for an auction and the bbc article I read claimed the appraisers informed the sheriff's department of the find-sidebar: would the people have a claim that the appraisers failed in their responsibilities if in fact the government comes and seizes the coins. also if there was a reward for the 1899 heist would the couple now be able to claim it).

when I read about it the first thing I thought of was it was loot from some old wagon train robbery.

sucks all the way around.

week?
male
female

Thomas Collins

That's it, mad jack. Angels-Tigers.

Thomas Collins

That's it, mad jack. Angels-Tigers.

Danube on iPad

I can think of no instance where a single player carried his team the way Yaz did in the final weeks of '67.

miss Marple

I would have kept it quiet, maybe taken one coin in to a coin shop to check the value.

Then I would have parceled them out to my family and told them to hold them until a lot of time had passed, selling off only a few a year.

And I would also have melted some down.

I never find stuff like that, though. I am lucky to find a sterling teaspoon in a box of junk.

Rocco

Happy Birthday Jane

Wasn't that the year that Tony Conigliaro was beaned ending his career? He would have been one of the greats IMO.

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Clarice,

Typhuspad ate the formatting. The three columns are (W)hite, (M)ale, (F)emale. The way I read the data is that white females of lower income and less education are fleeing the Progressive Fascists at a substantially greater pace than white males. My SWAG is that it is entirely due to that group actually believing the Progressive Fascist lie that 404Care would be affordable.

narciso

they forgot 'the first rule of fight club,'

rich@gmu

and looking at it again I'm stumped on the Gallup poll too. so strike the last bit on my above comment.

they should have just taken the coins one or two at a time to gold and silver pawn. they just needed a good cover story.

Thomas Collins

That was the year, Rocco. Jack Hamilton was pitching for the Angels.

rse

I would like to point out that Russia is perfectly aware, as is the Muslim world judging from their being the site of so many global ed summits now, of the true nature of the ed reforms the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong among others are all taking on.

I am pretty deep at the moment in books by authors who emigrated from the USSR with their ideology intact. I sometimes think every major state university system must have several former Moscow State pedagogy specialists and psychologists and they view their job as bringing the Marxist theories of the mind to US classrooms. And they say so.

My point being Putin and the Chinese must view us now as a ticking bomb that will cease to be dangerous in the near future unless we recognize what has been targeted. I mentioned the 87 conference on AI. It's an almost 300 page book of conference that was published in Oslo, and it reads like a blueprint on extinguishing the mental capability of the West.

I have to find it in footnotes. All these people have known from get go what was to occur.

rich@gmu

see miss marple is teaching me to be devious.

thanks rick.

Ignatz

Thanks for that reminder rich.

Beasts of England

@NK: At the end of his acceptance speech, Matthew gave one of those Texas-sized shit eating grins and said 'Alright, alright, alright!' I thought it was pretty funny and he clearly didn't give a rat's ass what the audience thought about his references to God. Impressive.

miss Marple

I may SEEM like a mild mannered Midwestern grandmother, but I observe and file away contingency plans for every occasion.

I will tell you this. Before I gave the government that gold I would bury it in another hole with directions passed on to my descendants.

Bori

Narc,

I wonder if the New Yorker has considered that Merkel miscalculated Putin, pushing the nationalistic Ukrainians to reject Russia and the Russians know it.

Economic sanctions against Russia run the risk of the Russian retaliating back, and cutting their gas supplies.

How long before the stockpiles are gone? They can't use coal since they have shut down coal usage. They won't be able to buy electricity from France as before because Hollande has reduced capacity of their own nuclear reactors.

What to do, what to do? Well, at least she has Obama and Kerry on the job.

rich@gmu

were you thinking of getting a metal detector!

what a find. fitting that government would come along to make it an unhappy ending.

iirc one of the double eagles in the hoard is the now highest graded specimen of that year...some of the coins are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

mad jack

DOT: I was always amazed the Yaz would smoke like a chimney in the dugout. Different times obviously but still surprising to this nine yr old kid in 1967. Janet's favorite ballplayer?:-)

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"What to do, what to do?"

Bori,

Pray that Putin doesn't change the terms after she accepts whatever he offers?

Dave (in MA)

Tony C. actually had his best offensive season in his 2nd year back after the beaning, but he would only play 1 more full year after that. He tried to make a comeback as a DH after sitting out 3 full seasons, but gave up after 20 games or so.

clarice

That would be good news, Rick,,Now if there were only a woman who understood this tranche and could play on that---oh, wait, do you suppose if we tattooed her name on his forehead, Rence would remember?

rich@gmu

The coins have been certified by Professional Coin Grading Service, and more than a dozen of the coins are either the finest or tied for the finest PCGS has graded for the specific date and Mint.

http://www.coinworld.com/news/california-couple-finds-large-gold-coin-hoard.all.html

great article. wow.

jimmyk

Thanks, TC, I'd misread the question and thought we were still talking about '78 and Yaz's final popout.

For us Tiger fans '67 was something we'd rather forget. I do remember that they had two rainouts, so they had to play two doubleheaders and sweep at least one of them to get a tie. They split both.

That was also the year Denny McLain had a mysterious injury that some thought was inflicted by bookies punishing for gambling debts.

Jane

Yaz used to live at my mother's apt complex (70's 80's) I had no idea he was still alive.

The Conigliaro era was a really weird one TC - or more likely one when I was paying attention.

Good point Jimmy, altho I feel like I have some responsibility to push it alone.

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Clarice,

You won't see the Fnork wing doing anything but sitting on its collective thumb - the Bathhouse Billionaires just wouldn't approve. I just hope Heritage recognizes the opportunity and shifts some early ad money to tabloids and The View.

narciso

the Federalist is becoming one of the top of the line sites on national security as well politics,

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/03/03/the-80s-called-do-we-want-their-foreign-policy-back/

Captain Hate

That was also the year Denny McLain had a mysterious injury that some thought was inflicted by bookies punishing for gambling debts.

I wish they'd have iced his fat ass to keep that idiot Bob Short from trading away the left side of the Senator infield for that bum. My God, I saw a picture of him on wiki looking some stuff up; he makes post retirement Gaylord Perry look thin.

Captain Hate

DOT: I was always amazed the Yaz would smoke like a chimney in the dugout. Different times obviously but still surprising to this nine yr old kid in 1967.

Lots of players smoked in those days; Dick Allen for one.

All the talk of Tony C (the pictures of him after being beaned were like WTF level of brutal) reminds me of how Paul Blair got rocked and had to go to a hypnotist to keep from bailing out on inside pitches. My buds and I in the bleachers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium once started snapping our fingers to end the trance; he turned around to let us know he heard us. We'd probably be charged with a hate crime today instead of just being a-holes.

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