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Buford Gooch

Claiming "First!" is just silly.

Jack is Back! (But in Typhus Hell)

Only if your name is Bufor Gooch:)

hit and run

This post looks familiar. I'm pretty sure I've seen this post before.

Jack is Back

Missed PK on Robben. There will be blood before there is a red card or PK. Moreno gets the Oscar for best performance by a girl in the WC.

Cecil Turner

Latest from the IRS :

A letter obtained Friday by Fox News from Koskinen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said that production of Lerner’s emails should be to the committee “by the end of next week.
Data dump of Lerner's emails (minus the interesting ones to outside agencies) will be delivered . . . on Friday, July 4th. Nice timing, John.

rich@gmu

they are classy aren't they Cecil.

Koskinen is far to comfortable in being a jackass.

rich@gmu

everyone must be at church ... kinda quiet here this afternoon.

rich@gmu

and for when everyone shows back up ...

Antarctica sets new record for sea ice extent...

henry

What was Miss M up to in Madison? U Wisconsin Hospital ends union contracts. The article blamed Walker and quoted a bunch of disappointed union folk. The reality is the union couldn't find 51% of the hospital workers to vote for it. 5,000 fewer dues payers for the SEIU.

pagar

We've had several links/comments of various threads about things that federal investigators /judges etc may have done wrong that affected trials/.

I don't recall any previous info on this trial.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/obama-frees-taliban-dream-team-while-us-sgt-derrick-miller-is-locked-up-at-leavenworth/

But according to a link inside the above link:

http://www.marinkapeschmann.com/2014/06/23/exclusive-president-obama-frees-terrorists-while-u-s-soldiers-remain-imprisoned-in-leavenworth-the-untold-story-of-sgt-derrick-miller/

"One witness was given the choice of receiving immunity to testify against Miller, or be charged as an accessory. Another witness, an Afghan interpreter, was paid $630 per month and given a visa to live in the U.S. in exchange for his testimony against Miller."

I'm positive that the choice of being given immunity versus getting charged as an
accessory to murder will get a different slant on testimony given in most cases.
I'm pretty sure that a visa to live in the US would be a powerful incentive to get any story you wanted from most Afghans.

"This witness was taken to Chicago to see if he would like to live there before the trial. Both of these witnesses changed their stories several times during the case, as Myers explained, “Because there were no consequences for them doing so.”

IMO, this case smells.

Jack is Back

Messio (Italian version) is being more Holland than Holland. Drink break. Robben robbed by a guy who should be a border agent for us.

narciso

As JiB pointed out, from Dan Silva's fb;

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/in-iraq-and-syria-isis-militants-are-flush-with-funds.html?_r=2

'follow the money' was actually the least inportant thing about watergate

rich@gmu

was going to write a review of the new Transformers movie ... wow.

ummm,did George Lucas write it? yikes.

Nicola Peltz is lovely (and there was some other eye candy as well) ... Lockdown in his automobile disguise is a Lamborghini Aventador.

I wouldn't call the movie bad ... more awful than bad.

I mean Mark Wahlberg ...

narciso

they've refiled the charges in the Nisan Square shooting, despite the fact they discovered the ammunition recovered was from insurgent sources
not coalition forces

daddy

Just got to today's outstanding Piece's.

AbFab, Clarice. Simply terrific.

What a pleasure to finally read one of your Pieces while sober and wide awake:).

Jack is Back

Finally, the Dutch catch up with all the cheap fouls and do the deed. Mexico played a great game more than I could think they could against the Orange but in the end it was Holland.

Proficiat.

No to dinner!

Buona Sera

Bori

Robben best flopper in the world. Nobody does it better. Good game Mexico but if you want to sit back on your end of the field you are asking for it. Come on "Ticos" bring the Concacaf thunder.

daddy

Henry,

Some good commenting at the thread you linked above. It doesn't seem to be the usual knee-jerk "Hate the governor" group of malcontents. Lot of well thought out comments, we'll expressed. Makes me optimistic about Wisconsin, but somewhat reminds me of Mark Twain's great fable
The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyberg. Like Hadleyberg, you guys have experienced the reality of the corruption of the Left up close with your massive Unions, so they can't pull the wool over every bodies eyes again, whereas unfortunately in places like my State we are still naively optimistic in slogans of the ability of the collective to deliver Utopia.

We need to be corrupted a little more publicly up here---either that, or shut down our border to incoming Voters from California.

narciso

Seeing at the Horde, that Kyle Mills, who has taken up some of the slack with the Ludlum series, is going to continue Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series,

jimmyk

With no more stop-and-frisk, it's open season in DeBlasio's NYC:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/06/29/violent-night-leaves-at-least-13-shot-in-all-five-boroughs/

But let's focus on the real public dangers: Horse-and-buggy rides in Central Park and sugary drinks.

Patriot4Freedom

Hit - “Clean-up needed on Aisle 02:39“ . . .

narciso

Consider this is light of Feinstein's promised
declassified interrogation report:

http://nypost.com/2014/06/28/will-obama-ever-move-the-16-worst-terrorists-in-gitmo/

henry

Daddy, those comments make me more certain Walker will win big in Nov despite the union / MSM / OFA lies (or whatever they call themselves today). It would be fun, and "not fit for news" around here if the SC ruled Walker's end of forced govt unionism was constitutionally required in Harris v Quinn.

Patriot4Freedom

Clarice - Thanks for yet another great "Pieces" for our Sunday reading pleasure!

daddy

In Cambridge England tonight the bookstores are closed, but I have not seen any sign of Hillary's book In the store windows.

As for Beschloss, I think he has the perfect opportunity now to write honestly, from an inside perspective, on how FanBoy media types like him can get to be so enamored and blinded and servile to credentialed morons and Elitist "Group Think". (See Tacitus)

I doubt he will ever do such a desperately needed Apologia from an insider like him, but I do hope there is a bit of him that wakes up in the middle of the night sweating at the recollection of his Imus interview.

My guess is Beschloss would not have the courage to publish anything like that yet, for fear of retribution from those still loyal to Obama and the progressive cause. If I grant him the benefit of having any genuine perceptive abilities, I imagine him in sort of "No Man's land", seeing the wheels coming off Obama's cart, but unable to decide what to do next---the Left will kill him, the Right will ridicule him, and the Simon and Schusters will probably never publish him until the whole western world In lockstep decides collectively that there is benefit In saying of Obama, there is no there there.

He seems to me currently to be capable of doing scripted sound bites on PBS History shows about FDR in Ww2, and maybe an interview or 2 on Russia Today, as long as the interlocutor is somebody less hard hitting than Larry King---the coveted David Gergen chair at CNN, in Jay Gatsby fashion, still just beyond his grasp.

3rd pint of Old Speckled Hen:)

Frau Brennnesseln

Clarice - another direct hit today!
::smooches::

rse

Speaking of the potential for corruption enshrining Fascism as the necessary economic construct for federal dollars seems to be the name of the game in that Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that sailed through the US Senate last week.

I had been trying to get a copy and at 813 pages can see why most are just doing a synopsis. Better that than noting each state required to submit a Unified Plan to Secs of Labor and Ed for approval. There is a link to it in the comments on my blog.

Looks to me laike all sorts of radical groups get to do the required training and Language and civic ed are integrated for new immigrants and worker reps from Labor or probably ACORN or La Raza must be 20% of the required Local Development Boards.

Lots of dollars to community groups and nonprofits who can provide jobs so that student loans can quickly be worked off.

Hard to imagine HHS doing a better job with Independent Living Centers of those with significant disabilities than the VA is doing with its fiefdom.

There's more, but no one but the interest groups is focusing on what this economic vision actually is and how this bill essentially forces it on every state and into every locality.

narciso

well daddy, it's been a decade since his last real historical tome, the Conquerors, three since his last publishing, a collection of Jackie O's
letters

AliceH

Posting w/o comment:

"Several" Republican senators reportedly uneasy with GOP's tactics in Mississippi runoff:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/27/several-republican-senators-reportedly-uneasy-with-gops-tactics-in-mississippi-runoff

daddy

Last night on a late Pub Crawl thru Cambridge came upon a dozen folks in yellow and green with balloons drunkenly dancing down the street singing the refrain from the Sinatra song "Brazil". "Brazil, da da da dada dada dahh..."

Obviously Brazil soccer fans happy at a victory their team must have achieved.

Of the Brit cab drivers and bartenders I have queried, they seem a bit uninterested in the World Cup since the British Isle's teams have all lost.

I take great delight in saying stuff like "I think I heard there was an American Team in the Tournament, but since nobody in the States cares about the game much, I imagine we got bounced too."

"No? you don't say. We're still in it? That surprises the heck out of me. Have we played anybody that's any good, 'cause I assume we are terrible?"

just stuff like that:)

Okay, leaving The Eagle Pub now and heading down toward the Cam river for either the Anchor Pub or The Pickle.


Wish me luck. Cheers.

Stephanie

The government establishment at work:

Step 1. Insert the govt into a process as either a regulation or a law.

Step 2. Start controlling the process by rewarding some and punishing others.

Step 3. Accept campaign donations and other favors to help you change your mind about the regulations.

Step 4. Deposit in bank and claim to be working for the little guy.

daddy

The Anchor.

Looks like it's Greece versus CRC (Croatia?)

Every bodies wearing orange shoes.

rich@gmu

good luck daddy. on my to do list is going on one of those pub crawls.

Jack is Back

daddy

Speckled Hen makes all shoes look orange.

Hard to believe Greece went through.

narciso,

Working on my 3rd Micah Dalton book. The first - working backwards. This is the one where the Nauman guy makes his hideous death in Cortona. We are avoiding Cortona for Siena and Assisi. Have a pack of Sobraine Cocktails when you visit Volusia:)

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Costa Rica daddy.

I'm kinda amused with the commentator having to say the Greek names snupuleupapagus to kapastpupalos to kastobostarides (made up multiple syllable names as the kindle is making hash out of the real ones) as the action is unfolding as opposed to the usual Jo or Messi or Neymar. Poor guy.

daddy

I can't link on this IPad, but narciso's link at 04:37 above has a painting from a courtroom artist of Khatalla. It looks very much to me like El Greco's "The Penitent St Peter" except for the penitence. ,very nice work in my opinion. I am of course alluding to the El Greco's version that is in San Diego's Art Museum, not some other.

2nd pint Straw Dog ale!

the current clientele in the Anchor if anyone cares, is 4 .Chinese, 6 Hindu types, 3 confirmed Brits, and another unidentifiable Caucasoid. And of course, me:)

daddy

*San Diego's art museum.*

The Putnam. Grrrrrr.

Gad! I must be losing my mind.

narciso

I didn't mention that one, because it is the grisliest of the series but it introduces most of
the players, Micah, Alessio the Carabinieri, and
Dr, Cora Vasari

daddy

Costa Rica?

We'll I guess I better pull for them since Nancy Pelosi sez they we are all Americans now.

Jack is Back

A Frederick post wil occur as soon as we can get down to the main area of the Castello where the WiFi is faster and larger for photo downloads.. Maybe tomorow.

Feature Montecantini Alto, Lucca and Gaiole in Chianti.

My money is on Costa Riaa but in this WC anything can happen. But it seems the better teams come through toward the end.

Stephanie

Goooooooaaaaaalllll! Costa Rica.

Woot!

daddy

Rich, you are here in spirit and just ordered a pint of London Pale Ale.

Yellow card issued and some blue guy not wearing orange shoes is writhing on the ground. Is this game live?

Just back from the loo and the 'Rican's scored!!!

Captain Hate

a little too much celebrating I guess

More minority outreach by the "so called" GOPe?

Rove said something today which I kind of agree with, namely that the "establishment" Tea Party organizations, contrasted to the local ones, are not having much success. I think it's kind of counter intuitive to have a large central entity of something which is ordinarily defined as a grass roots undertaking. I remember having a good laugh with Porch when Dick Armey tried to co-opt the Tea Party name.

That said, Tea Party Patriots is one of Levin's sponsors so I expect rapid return fire tomorrow.

Captain Hate

The Horde reports, you decide:

Well that is interesting. The Christian Science Monitor and New York Times are reporting that no publisher in the Peoples Republic of China will publish a Chinese edition of Hillary Clinton's new book. Even Amazon China has pulled the English language edition.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 29, 2014 03:41 PM (Zjqjq)

daddy

The umpire who keeps having to deal with these soccer players writhing on the ground in fake agony looks to me at first glance like Officer Pete Malloy from the old 1-Adam12 TV show.

"1 Adam 12, see the man, writhing on the turf at Copa Cabana Street."

He just issued a red card to my Countryman from Costa Rica. Racist.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Soccer would be much more interesting if each side played short one half. ;)

daddy

Officer Malloy just issued a yellow card to a pleading Greek. Free kick. Am the only guy watching this? The Chinese gal has fallen asleep, and so has her boyfriend.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

We're watching. Ugliest game of the cup so far.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

No tile laying today. We've had three thunderstorms wander through since two o'clock and I hear another off in the distance. Not complaining as most of the storms this week have fizzled before they got to us. I don't want to see the water bill this month (or the electric).

Captain Hate

The toolboxes at Farcebook are spooging uncontrollably about the purported beat down which Katranny vanden Trustfund laid on Kristol. I refuse to link to ABC snooze so Newbusters reports, you decide.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/06/29/katrina-vanden-heuvel-attacks-bill-kristrol-iraq-war-if-you-feel-so-s

rse

Stephanie-the storms fizzled before they made it your way because they all hit my place. Today nothing.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Snit. Extra time coming unless CRC collapses in the stoppage time after that.

daddy

It's almost as if the eu bailed out the Greeks once again. 1 to 1!

daddy

Is that it, (1 to 1),
or do we get more?

Momto2

I'm been MIA for days...over on the Crime blog reading and posting about the baby-in-the-hot-car tragedy here in Ga. This happened just over a mile from where I used to live. I so wanted it to be a horrible accident but looks worse with every new bit of information. Just horrible!!

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

They usually do, rse. Amazing how many times they come rolling in and get to y'all and fzzt. North Atlanta development has really futtzed with our rain patterns.

These today have been mostly forming close enough to blow up and wander around a bit and head toward Athens. Wouldn't want to be on the lake right now, either.

Momto2

Your soccer talk and home projects are much better for my soul!!

henry

Daddy, elimination round. 2 15 minute OT periods, then the dreaded PKs.

daddy

Aw geez. Officer Malloy was the red head who drove the police car (Martin Milner). Reed was the dark haired guy issuing red cards in the game. Geez. I blame Rich for buying us this round of London ales.

daddy

Henry,

You must be on double super secret probation. Everybody else's icon works normal but yours is a white box with the word "Henry" in it.

And I have somehow become teal.

henry

My home brew must step on some EU trademark.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Teal - the color of gangrene to quote jlo in the wedding planner.

daddy

I suppose teal is better than cyan, but that ain't saying much.

And I haven't see better writhing in Greeks since Theseus cut off the head of Medusa.

The Hindu's just bailed, saying they will watch the free kick replay later on BBC
Chinese woke up and left a bit ago.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

15 more minutes then pk time.

Pappistepopulos. The Greeks really need some nicknames.

Heard on espn today that one of the teams that made it through had such high hopes that their coaches contract runs out tomorrow or something. Don't remember whose, but can you say "doesn't portray confidence?"

rich@gmu

yeah, we are getting some free soccer.

and I cannot take credit for any skunk London ales. if I were on that pub crawl it would be whatever you would prefer (Guinness? Newcastle (just had a few that weren't very good)? ... something more local and obscure).

still in stoppage time good grief ...

rich@gmu

>>>Your soccer talk and home projects are much better for my soul!!

Posted by: Momto2 | June 29, 2014 at 06:01 PM<<<

We are not all DOOM! However, I'm watching soccer so it must be close to DOOM!

why did that Costa Rican dude get tossed out of the game at the 66th minute?

Captain Hate

Nobody's watching Congressional play tougher than the final round of Pinehurst? Do I even know you people?

henry

The more rounds JEF plays, the lower my opinion of golf.

rich@gmu

5 on 2 and the Greeks still couldn't score.

... i'll just let that roll around for a while.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Cyan? Ick.

At least I'm sporting a muddied Carolina blue.

Don't remember rich being green before, either.

rich@gmu

i need to make a beer run.

damn it.

rich@gmu

thought I've always been green ... brb

cathyf

Is everybody else getting the occasional "message from our sponsors" page overtop of JOM when they refresh a page? You know, a little software engineering note for ad software developers: If you show me a blank black box for 30 seconds you haven't actually advertised to me. Test your software on slower internet connections. A simpler ad that people actually see is more effective than an ad that never makes it on to the page.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Watch it on replay tonight on the golf channel, capt.

Cleaning and golf don't work as well as cleaning and soccer.

"And Michelson has hit the ball, again."
"And Michelson has hit the ball, again."
"And Michelson has hit the ball, again."

henry

Cathyf, not here.

daddy

Yay. We now have a Brit bar guy doing loud play by play commentary almost worthy of Captain Hate.

I am sitting with a jap gal who is smiling ear to ear at every comment, and her pal is a gorgeous Deutschland gal (where's beasts when you need him) and some euro guy as their host.

Ok here come the penalty kicks. Less yawns by the minute!

Jane

Momtomom,

I'm having a hard time believing it.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Maybe, rich, I just don't pay that much attention to the avatars on the kindle. Embiggering the type on the kindle, the avatars disappear behind the left margin.

Greek coach (who just got sent off???) Is the coach whose contract expires tomorrow.

daddy

C' mon Rican's.

Officer Reed just tossed their coach off the field. "1 Adam 12, see the man, berserk on the pitch at São Paulo."

daddy

Yay!

daddy

Yay!

daddy

Yay!

daddy

Yay!

daddy

Yay!

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

For the locals:

Olé commercial just came on and the hubs says I hate that song. Marist used to sing that at HS soccer games when they won in the playoffs so after a particularly satisfying win, the hubs, coaching, joined with his girls singing it at them.

Touché

daddy

Yay!

daddy

Yay!

narciso

as usual, Rove is being Vizzini, most of the Tea Party targets, Graham, Cornyn, McConnell failed,
Brat came through, because he was on stealth, Ernst managed some establishment support, what is he talking about,

About Khattalah, he's not someone I would like to face even in broad daylight, he was in Abu Salem for a about a dozen years, and that's real hard core,but he's no strategists, just a button man,

daddy

Pussy. Useless piece of s$&t. Horrible human. His life destroyed forever.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Costa Rica wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Extraneus

From the previous thread:

Here's my theory: The supposed crash has nothing to do with the emails. Only after they realized they would not be able to redact (from the court, not congress) all the damning info did they look for an out, and only then did someone remember the "crash" and incorporate it into the current lie. So no one knew or reported it, because they hadn't made it up yet.

Posted by: Jane | June 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I think this makes sense, Jane. Nobody yas yet claimed that she archived any emails to her hard drive, so an explanation for them getting the hard drive crash into the news is warranted. And surely it's an underhanded move, carefully scripted and played by top drones.

What really happened, I think, is that their convenient six-month backup strategy allowed them to vanish all of her deleted emails after simply stalling Congress for six months. The firing of the backup vendor was just insurance that no pesky permanent backups would ever be found. (Surely they forced the backup vendor to return all backup materials under penalty of severe punishment.)

daddy

Yay! Go rica 's if I was on the border with nan pelvis I would kiss you all. Cheers!

henry

With all Officer Reed's bookings, do the Costa Ricans have enough men to put on the field in the next game?

NKonIPad

Well that was a dismal affair. Costa Rica - Netherlands. Should be a much better game.

PS: meathead lexi lalas is greek? Oy vey.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

LOL daddy, I just told the hubs, he's dead.

He said, he didn't miss, the keeper got it. Me doesn't matter.

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