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hit and run

Is the comeback pony a seahorse?

Captain Hate

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

GMax

That was quick.

daddy

On the sports scene, I'm surprised TM didn't reference Ichiro's Game Saving catch of Boston's David Ortiz yesterday:

Not bad for a 40 year old! It's cool to expand the pic and look at the expressions on the fans.

Also thought this write-up of the game was fun, since due to injuries in the 4th, they didn't have anyone to play first base, so the manager had to decide between putting either Beltran or Ichiro on First, neither of who had ever played infield.

Postgame notes: “That’s a gamer”

Girardi basically said that he decided to go with Beltran at first instead of Ichiro because Beltran is a bigger target...

Ichiro was in a good mood after the game. When he was asked about playing first, he said: “If (Girardi) would have said, ‘Go to first,’ I might have said that I had a hurt leg.”

(Beltran) gave the big man upstairs the assist on that one. “In the outfield, I want them to hit the ball to me,” he said. “But today, I was like, ‘Please, God. Let them hit the ball somewhere else – shortstop, second base.’ And thank God that he really looked after me.”

daddy

Michael Phelps ends his retirement

Where's he buy his pot?

Stephanie spring sprung baseballs back umm ummm umm

The Olympic training facility IS in Colorado isn't it?

GMax

Another Democrat Governor in trouble? Shame it tis:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Illinois Voters shows Republican businessman Bruce Rauner picking up 43% of the vote to Quinn’s 40%

GMax

If this keeps up Double Douchebag may not be able to even finish two beers before leaping off the ledge!

rich@gmu

Stephanie-

they even have pot vending machines ready to deploy.

daddy

Has Putin done enough evil stuff yet to embarrass Obama that the Administration can call him a "racist", or does that label only apply to Republicans?

Frau Hottemax

Jim R. on last thread:
"The perp will die in jail whether found guilty of murder or murder enhanced as a hate crime."

I would hope the former Dem. candidate h8er's time is up before he makes it to jail.

Beasts of England

Are you a pot head, Fokker?

NK(withnewsoftware)

JiB-- would love to see you and Tonto in your native Hamptons, but busy week before calling it an early Good Friday to go to St Michaels in Hells Kitchen to hear the Meditations of Fr George Rutler. Cardinal Dolan moved Rutler to Hell's Kichen last year. If you have no definite Good Friday plans, it may be worth your while to hear Rutler. He's older now, but I am confident the passion will still come out in his first Good Friday in Hell's Kitchen. http://www.stmichaelnyc.org/schedule-of-services

CR

Yes DrJ, we got home late last night. Say what you will about California, this is a beautiful state.

matt

I call it golden handcuffs, CR.

lyle

If this keeps up Double Douchebag may not be able to even finish two beers before leaping off the ledge!

I believe the current suicide fantasy involves a gunshot to his cranium. I'd offer to supply him a firearm with sufficient power to penetrate his skull, but I prefer him to suffer while his prog dream stalls out here in 'murica.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Cross posted comment ref Frau's 3:11:

I haven't been watching the news today, but has the reporting on the KC shooting incident made clear that at least 2 of the dead were Christian?

Nerdy legal question:

When an avowed anti-semite kills non-semites under the mistaken impression that they were semitic, may a prosecutor make out a valid hate crime case? I guess I will have to check the statutory language to answer my own question. But even if the answer is yes, as a prosecutor I would question whether it is worth it to do so. The perp will die in jail whether found guilty of murder or murder enhanced as a hate crime.

I love the habeas corpus writ for Justina. It should have been done a long time ago, IIAM.

Porchlight

I call it golden handcuffs, CR.

That's a good phrase. In the old days friends of mine called Austin "the velvet rut."

rich@gmu

and in financial news ...

Inflation rears its head in March as prices spike

Torrid March retail sales melt winter's effects

Yeah. Wrecovery Summer VI. Hellbound.

peter

For some reason this thread made me think of Al Campanis, LUN, and his remarks on swimmers

Thomas Collins

From the article TM linked on Phelps's unretirement:

"Phelps won't be coming back for the money, having earned tens of millions of dollars in endorsements during his career. However, his endorsement potential certainly goes up if he's in the water. His presence on the pool deck will give a boost to USA Swimming, which can endlessly market him."

I don't see how this is so clear. Phelps wouldn't be the first individual to have made a lot of dough and lost it. Wasn't one of the reasons Kareem Jabbar played so long was to rebuild his financial house after having been ripped off by an agent? Well, whatever the reason, good luck to Phelps.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Will Phelps be as successful as Dara Torres? I have no idea. One problem with swimming is you have to best your best times just to stay competitive. For some reason, swimming times improve much more dramatically than track times. But some of the guys I know who participate in Seniors swimming have better times in their 60s than they did when they were swimming competitively in high school and college.

Jane

At the last Olympics Phelps said he was retiring and his mother said she wanted to go to Rio. He got a little wishy washy even back then.

lyle

Since I'm ill adept at posting pictures here, I'll just give you a linky:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375629/influence-merchants-venice-kevin-d-williamson

Good Lord, these parasites have enriched themselve off cronyism to an extent that might have made Croesus blanch. If I could post pictures, I guess I could have just posted a picture of a shrew and a wombat.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--I'd offer to supply him a firearm with sufficient power to penetrate his skull...--

You've got a .458 Win Magnum?
That's gotta be about the minimum.

Sue

My granddaughter is a black belt! She passed her test Saturday. I can't brag on FB yet because it isn't official until her belt ceremony Wednesday night.

James D.

Sue, that's fantastic, congrats to her (and you!)

Sue

Thanks.

lyle

Well, she could have kicked Barry's ass before said bestowment of a black belt. Congrats, Sue.

Jane

Congrats Sue! She rocks!

Sue

She set a goal to be a black belt by 9. She broke her arm last fall and didn't meet her goal. She turned 9 in January. When I was 9 I don't think I knew what goals were. My grandson is a senior purple belt. At 6. Impressive but he doesn't care. He's just doing it because Sis is doing it. My ninja army is progressing nicely.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Great Kevin Williamson link, lyle.
Loved this bit;

The presidency has become an institution that is only one gold-braided epaulet away from being the sort of thing that would have embarrassed Francisco Franco, but the broader imperial culture sits upon the city like Prufrock’s yellow fog on London. If Donald Trump’s living room calls to mind a cracked would-be Medici, what to make of the Napoleon Bonaparte–meets–Hello Kitty home that Mary Matalin and James Carville — near cultural relations of the unhappy Podestas — share upon the banks of the Potomac?

Sue

Thank y'all. I'm dying to tell everyone but I can't. My daughter is FB friends with her instructor.

lyle

I'm not saying, happy joy person.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

And here are the hideous Mutt n Jeff debutantes making their debut in happier times:

Ladies and gentleman, Mr and Mrs Podesta....well, until the divorce decree is final anyway.
Right click if you're a masochist.

lyle

Don't hit that link to Architectural Digest in the Williamson piece on a full stomach.

Just a little tip from your uncle lyle.

lyle

Thanks for possessing the computer acumen to post that pic, Ig. Shrew and wombat, amirite?

Sue

Too bad they aren't republicans. Everyone would know their names by now.

MarkO

California is beautiful. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

[Followed by one of the greatest, if not THE greatest rock guitar duets in history.]

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I've always had a soft spot for cuddly little wombats, lyle.
Reminds me more of a corpulent, peg toothed mongoose which presumably makes her a spitting cobra.

Six of one/half dozen of another.

lyle

[Followed by one of the greatest, if not THE greatest rock guitar duets in history.]

Don Felder was easily one of the most under-rated guitarists of all time. Joe Walsh was no slouch but had way bigger name recognition.

Porchlight

Congratulations, Sue! My daughters are just beginners at 10 and 7. Your granddaughter must really be focused!

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

You guys will have to excuse me for a few minutes while I don the old camouflage, limber up the pellet gun and see if I can get into position for a clear shot at the neighbor's incessantly yapping mutt....or better yet, its owner.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

The little yapper can wait until I post this;
Napoleon meet Hello Kitty with a barf bag:

Considering her taste in men could we have expected anything else?

Threadkiller

The lower left corner of that picture, Ig, was Dodo-shopped.

bori

TK,

I mentioned this a few weeks ago. Glad to see that a National news media has finally picked-up on it. What a racket.

lyle

Where's a powerful but localized seismic event when you need one? The Podestas wedding attendees included:

The two dyed-in-the-wool liberal Democrats' wedding guests included top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., and ex-Clinton U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041114-696978-infamous-democrat-lobbyist-couple-displays-liberal-sleazy-money.htm

maryrose

It's very PINK!

Deployed In Chiraq

"shows Republican businessman Bruce Rauner picking up 43% of the vote to Quinn’s 40%"

Republican maybe. Conservative no. Rauner is buddies with Rahm. Quinn is an absolute dolt (I think he may be mentally challenged) and the fact that it is that close is amazing. Unfortunately, the teachers unions will be spending millions to say what an evil 1 percenter the Rauner is. If he fights back he can probably pull it out. Of course the Dems have supermajorities in the state capital anyway.

bori

As Archie Bunker would say;

"They are a bunch of pinko's"

Geez!

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

The answer to my nerdy legal question is it makes no difference that the victims of the anti-semite were not semitic:

From the Kansas sentence enhancement statute, 41-4716(c)(2):

(C)The offense was motivated entirely or in part by the race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation of the victim or the offense was motivated by the defendant's belief or perception, entirely or in part, of the race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation of the victim whether or not the defendant's belief or perception was correct.

maryrose

Sue:
Congrats to your grand-daughter. I am so glad these young girls are learning self-discipline and protection skills. i would like to also concur wrt Janet ,Jane And Miss Marple and their fine and helpful activities. They are a shining example to us all!
CH;
I think Boehner will be replaced with either Henslaring or Cantor in the next Congress. I don't think Boehner really likes the job frankly. I wouldn't want to deal with two-faced rottweiler Obama or skunky Reid
So Reid's son wants to run the ranchers out of town..Like father, like son, taught at the knee of an expert in fraud and abuse.

Jane

That living room should be banned by law.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

That 4:23 picture is something;
He's got a salacious smile that looks like it springs from his right hand being in somebody's wallet and his left being up the ice queens skirt while hers looks like some master craftsman applied it a with a trowel and a bucket of quick drying plaster.

Jack is Back

NK,

Not coming into the City this trip. Good Friday for us is tradional at our Basilica of The Sacred Hearts here in Southampton. Frederick and I were baptized there and its our spiritual home but thanks for the tip.

A saving grace is that at least we can't see any Soviet propaganda posters in that boudoir living room. More like Honey Boo Boo meets Bunny Ranch.

maryrose

Quinn was a childhood friend of my husband's family when they lived in Chicago many years ago. Unfortunately, he "Quinn has changed a lot. I think Rauner will win. Chicago people are sick of bankruptcy, and being held hostage by the teachers' union. They don't want to be the next Detroit. They have already lost tons of business to Indiana and Wisconsin.These murders committed in a chronic way has to make a deep impression on them.

CR

That room reminds me of the scene at the end of Pillow Talk when Doris Day, playing an interior decorator, creates the most hideous apartment possible to exact revenge on a womanizing Rock Hudson. Hmmm...

rich@gmu

Sue, congratulations on your little ninja army.

narciso

'the horror, the horror' although it's Westeros, I mean Washington, Jake,

Captain Hate

I don't think Boehner really likes the job frankly.

I don't either; he'd be better suited to a more sedate time where the executive branch isn't shredding the Constitution and there is a clear and uncontroversial way to deal with it. I think Newt would love being Speaker now where he can go on the gab shows and point out everything illegal being done and be ready to defend every one of his statements against the expected pushback from the MFM.

Danube on iPad

Looks like Carville borrowed heavily from his favorite New Orleans whorehouses.

rich@gmu

Posted by: CR | April 14, 2014 at 05:00 PM-

I'll probably regret typing this, but it reminds me ...

yep I'll regret it so I won't.

Jack is Back

Back to Phelps: Of the 3 events he will swim in only the 100 Fly is a world record owned by him which he set in Rome in 2009 Worlds. His 50 and 100 Personal bests are good enough to beat that kid at Florida, Bradley something or other.

There are much better and faster swimmers right now, not as complete as Phelps but he will have his hands full.

Porchlight

Wow, that is one hideous living room. I hate pink to begin with but even if you liked it, who could possibly think that looks good?

Captain Hate

Matalin's taste in interior decorating is about as subtle as her makeup.

peter

Well, thank God they do not have an elevator in their garage. Because then they'd be fat cats.

Captain Hate

As DoT points out, Serpenthead looks pretty comfy in it; although a purple and gold motif would be more in his wheelhouse.

Threadkiller

Serpenthead

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Did they photoshop out the mirrors on the ceiling?

Threadkiller

So that's what the inside of a vulva-suit looks like.

narciso

so this a more nuanced look, at a real issue;

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/the-overland-park-murders-anti-zionist-conspiracy-theories-and-the-blame-game/

it's left unclear what was the controversy with the original Pajamas Media,piece, although one of the links, did revert to dead space,

NK(withnewsoftware)

TK@5:21... too funny.

BTW TK: I'never had an medical insurance billing issue that wasn't amically resolved and last week the Chevy dealer repaired my '99 suburban 'loose wire' in 30 minutes. They could have claimed anything for the repai amount and I would have had no idea. So sometimes, medical and auto repair billing can be just and proper.

Jim Miller

On the quote in Thomas Collins's 3:43 comment. The author is saying that it isn't about money -- and that Phelps can make a lot more money by doing it.


On interior decoration: In "Liar's Poker", Lewis mentions one of his big customers, a Frenchman, looking at the hideous Salomon Brothers London office and saying something like: "I guess we paid for that, didn't we."

If Lewis understood him correctly, what the customer was saying was that being taken by Salomon wouldn't have been so bad, if the firm had spent the money on something with a little more taste.

And before you chuckle too much about that story, just remember who is paying, though mostly indirectly, for that Podesta home.

lyle

exact revenge on a womanizing Rock Hudson. Hmmm...

Well, something associated with the color pink exacted a revenge on him....

AliceH

LOL!, peter@5:14

And still - LOL!!

lyle

just remember who is paying, though mostly indirectly, for that Podesta home.

Oh, we know.

But, FTR, that's the Matalin/Snakehead crib all pretty in pink, not the Podesta parasites.

NK(withnewsoftware)

It's a tough call with all of the dreck out there, but this may be the most vomitous thing you read today:

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/george-bushs-paintings-arent-funny-105664.html?hp=pm_2#.U0vKKcdGSL3

Threadkiller

Your auto repair experience sounds great, NK.

They could have charged you almost anything and you would have been pleased with the product.

As far as the medical billing, it appears as though they incorrectly billed you and your pleasure came from discussing their error with their billing dept.

The car repair was a correct job at a fair price and the human repair was a correct (I assume) job at an erroneous price to be challenged later.

Jack is Back

NK,

Her name says it all - Molly Crabapple. My theory continues to stand uncontested. Progs are the most unhappy people in the world and everyday the Molly Crabapples of the World provie it.

daddy

Finally, a shovel ready job!

.

Via a Drudge link, here's a shot of Harry Reid in March 2014, performing the breaking ground ceremony for a new solar farm near the Bundy Ranch.

Captain Hate

Obama, a man steeped in great literature

Name one original insight, Molly, that all that steeping has produced. Or even a derivative insight.

Threadkiller

"Dock that Congressman a day's wage for slouching on the job!!"

NK(withnewsoftware)

It seems JiB and CH both deem the Molly Crabtree piece total dreck, vomitous.
TK-- you're the best.

Old Lurker

Is there no end to this bad movie?

"Chelsea Clinton is no longer an automatic “no” when it comes to running for office someday.

The former first daughter is now willing to leave the door open — a teeny, tiny bit — to a political bid, according to an interview with Fast Company."

Captain Hate

Hey OL, did you notice Saturday night that I found an audio file of the first JOM meetup?

Jack is Back

As sundown approaches, my best wishes to Clarice and others for a Happy Passover.

narciso

Even Vizzini had to admit, that evaluation was
'inconceivable;

donald

I totally dig the concept of pot vending machines.

For freedom!

donald

I totally dig the concept of pot vending machines.

For freedom!

narciso

Happy Passover all,

rich@gmu

Crabapple. fitting name.

also for someone new to painting he has some raw talent. his portrait for Putin is very good for a beginners effort.

lyle

Obama, a man steeped in great literature

So she's seen Zero's transcripts?

I thought not. Bint.

rich@gmu

a happy and blessed Passover.

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

Congrats, Sue! I love seeing your family pics on FB. Lots of joy & love...

lyle

The first of four successive lunar eclipses tonight. Blood Moon.

rich@gmu

Posted by: lyle | April 14, 2014 at 05:57 PM-

i'm trying to remember a radio interview where the guest said "Obama is the smartest ever" and the host just deadpanned "what is the proof" and the guest was stammering. how could someone get famous as the smartest man in the room but have such little evidence for it.

lyle

It was Imus interviewing some butt-kissing "journalist," rich. The sycophant was praising Zero's smarts and Imus asks him, "What's his IQ?" Of course the fellator couldn't say but the stammering and yammering went for some time before Imus changed the subject.

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