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July 16, 2016

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Beasts of England

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Beasts of England

JiB: have you ever played Royal Troon? It's absolutely gorgeous!

Frau Flitzebogen

Best buds -

The eyes are the window to the soul...


Right clink, if you dare.

Frau Flitzebogen

Arghh! WH censorship?
There is definitely something going on between these two.

Do-si-do with your partner and promenade...

boris

Turkey flew the coup

glasater

Obummer's on the golf course today..priorities..

lyle

Sheesh. Get a room!

Blue Porchlight

Oops, reset my kindle and forgot my new handle.

Miss Marple

Listened to Pence's speech on car radio. Am up at new house so no cable or wifi.

I thought Pence did quite well.

Texas Liberty Gal

I had to miss the Trump/Pence rollout so I come here to read your comments and there are none? What's up with that????

Texas Liberty Gal

MM - Glad to hear it! I'm watching it now.

Blue Porchlight

Anyone having trouble posting urls today? I've tried twice. Never had a problem before, but I factory reset my kindle and now, problem.

Blue Porchlight

Behind today, TLG. Haven't watched it yet but reading good reviews.

Threadkiller

Turkey jerky off.

cheerleader

The new talking point that he rolled out at the announcement, that everything is Hillary's fault, that she led Obama down a garden path, is going to enrage both Hillary and Obama.

I've never heard of any of the "Johnson's law" stuff before. He's obviously making a major play for the evangelicals, and I think Pence is part of that. I wonder if that means losing support from Milo and the social libertarians.

Texas Liberty Gal

Blue Porchlight - watching the dvr recording-Trump is doing great. Talking about undoing the Johnson amendment - definitely reaching out to the evangelicals!!!

Texas Liberty Gal

Blue Porchlight - watching the dvr recording now-Trump just said they are going to do away with the Johnson amendment - definitely an outreach to evangelicals

Captain Hate

The new talking point that he rolled out at the announcement, that everything is Hillary's fault, that she led Obama down a garden path, is going to enrage both Hillary and Obama.

Perfect strategy. More out of control stuttering on the way.

Blue Porchlight

Thanks TLG!

cheerleader, I've been closely following the reaction on The_Donald. Social libs, who are numerous in this forum if not the majority, are wary of the explicit evangelical outreach and the RFRA, but even so, reaction to Pence himself (interview last night on Hannity and today's speech) is overwhelmingly positive. Lots of "I was skeptical but he is great" kind of comments.

I was a bit worried, but I think that Trump may have threaded the needle.

Texas Liberty Gal

Yikes - sorry about double posting-how the heck did that happen

cheerleader

Blue Porchlight,

I was skeptical about Pence, but after the Hannity interview and today's speech, I think he's great. :-)

Captain Hate

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/rory-mcilroy-breaks-his-3-wood-in-frustration-at-the-british-open?mbid=social_twitter

Blue Porchlight

cheerleader, :).

Also they got rid of the logo! TypePad won't let me link but go to donaldjtrump dot com.

Much improved. And I love that Trump is in blue, Pence is red.

Miss Marple

I would be glad to hear others reactions after they watch Pence.

I have often wondered about political speech and churches, since churches were once outspoken about political issues like temperance, slavery, etc.

cheerleader

Wow, great news. That logo was awful. The simplicity of just the two names looks great.

A commenter at TCT today came up with this:


Trump. Pence.
Common sense.

cheerleader

They both wore blue ties today.

Hello Bernie supporters?

rse

http://www.civilrights.org/press/2016/back-the-blue-act.html is the response of the radical Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights that really lays out their vision of the future.

No wonder bo refused to make wh blue. This is also his view with the cops as simply collateral damage as they push utopia and lie about facts in the way.

cheerleader

Miss Marple,

I liked how he didn't do any elbowing whatsoever, like Newt does, always giving the impression that he thinks he's smarter than Trump. Pence's tone was perfect, imo, strong, tough, articulate, supportive and spirited.

cheerleader

It just occurred to me that the blue ties might have been to support the blue. Thanks rse.

DrJ

Here's an article on the glut of PhD scientists from the NYTimes (I know, I know):

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/upshot/so-many-research-scientists-so-few-openings-as-professors.html

The sense of entitlement just drips from it. Do read the comments, if you can stomach it.

cheerleader

I thought Pence looked like a stiff in his photos, but in videos, he's quite telegenic.

Threadkiller

Following the failed Turkish coup, U.S. military operations out of Turkey’s giant Incirlik Air Base - critical in the ongoing campaign against ISIS - came to a halt Saturday afternoon as the Turkish military closed the airspace around the base and suspended all US-led operations, mostly targeting the Islamic State.
http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/Base-Information/Noise-Advisory/

Threadkiller

Correct link

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-16/turkey-suspends-all-us-operations-against-isis-incirlik-airbase-which-vaults-us-b61-

Captain Hate

More religion of pieces activity for Zippy and Lurch to ignore:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/283868-pakistani-social-media-celebrity-qandeel-baloch-strangled-by-her-brother-in-honor-killing/

maryrose

TK
That doesn't sound good.
Momto2
Thank you and I think it will be a really good convention.
Before my shift on Tuesday a healthcare symposium is taking place that I hope to attend.

daddy

Good Morning! I see from CNN the Ticker Headline:

FRANCE: 10,000 Soldiers To Boost Road, Border Security

And the number of Soldiers that the Xenophobic Xenophon had with him in Persia for the famous long March?

The Ten Thousand

DrJ

Way OT, but I'm cleaning up the lab for the two-week visit of an academic post doc who I have been funding for a while now. I might hire her -- we'll see.

Continuing from the Mendelssohn from last night, I turned to his violin concerto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwW4oruwyJU

It is one of the "big three" -- the others being Beethoven and Bruch. This one is Stern, Ormandy and Philadelphia, from 1958.

lyle

I love love LOVE that concerto, DrJ. So lyrical and touching. Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto. Bruch, four?

daddy

Off topic - I came home from errands on Thursday to find the A/C not functioning and the house already in the 90's.

Momto2,

It really is nice to live in a place where we do not have an Air Conditioner. I saw yesterday where Fairbanks, 200 miles north, broke 100 Degrees F, but 66F down here I consider a scorcher, so all we do is leave the windows open.

On the other hand, we've got 2 humongous heaters of course, and 3 Fireplaces:)

Texas Liberty Gal

I'm really pumped after watching the press conference with Trump & Pence. They both were great. And the WSJ folks are very very complimentary. Especially Kim Stassel! And I love
Trump. Pence.
Common sense.

Blue Porchlight

I'm really glad to hear that, TLG. Thanks for chiming in.

Can't Stump the Trump
Can't Fence the Pence

That's what the Trump fans on Reddit are saying. :)

daddy

On the Turkey mess, I know little about the place, but it was interesting last week reading that book on the young Archeologist TE Lawrence and his adventures there between 1910-1914. Learned a lot about the various coups and assassinations during that period of Ottoman Empire collapse. Lawrence disliked the Turks, always siding with his friends, the lower class Arab workers he oversaw doing the heavy labor at the Carchemish dig. Was valuable background leading up to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in WW1 and the rise of Ataturk.

Buckeye

Here's an article on the glut of PhD scientists from the NYTimes (I know, I know):

DrJ, thanks for the link. I sent that to Buckeye Jr. as food for thought. Now that he is working and making real money might be hard to get excited about more academic plodding, not to mention likely being somebody's gopher.

Threadkiller

Trump and Pence
beats
Crooked and Dense*

*pretty sure that will be accurate when she picks a VP

Lurker Susie

Where was Melania Trump today? Didn't see her at the VP announcement.

daddy

Speaking of day of rage - CBS did a big segment on this "iconic" photo. They were trying to place it on the level of the famous "tank man" photo from Tiananmen Square!

Momto2,

BBC was trying to do the same thing last week. I linked to their story wherein at the bottom in big Blacked lettering they put out a call to the Public to contact them via phone or a web address and provide them any information on who the woman was so that they could contact her and turn her into the next Rosa Parks. Why the hell the BBC, a purportedly unbiased Journalistic outfit in Britain would be interested in contributing to Racial divisions in this country should be something that has people scratching their heads, but it's been obvious now for a generation that they're all "Presstitutes," more interested in pushing Anti-American narratives and their Leftist one-world agenda than unbiased truth.

Buckeye

daddy

Are the furnaces natural gas?

DrJ

Buckeye,

[It] might be hard to get excited about more academic plodding...

Academia is great if you are a star. If not, then not so much.

I admit that it gives me great pleasure to beat the academics at their own funding game. I didn't have a million dollar start-up package and access to cheap labor. Yet I have won all of my last four grant submissions.

It can be done!

Buckeye

DrJ

I think he has the star intellect but no inclination to toot his own horn.

The guys at the university that are getting the top slots are all very good at self promotion. Might be a prerequisite to play that game.

daddy

Are the furnaces natural gas?

Yes Sir, they are.

BTW, Watching the WSJ FOX Show, on the Hits and Misses segment with Paul Gigot, Taranto just said that a big Hit of the Week was new PM Teresa May

Taranto: A Hit to Teresa May, Britain's new Prime Minister thanks to Brexit. This week on her first day in Office she abolished the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Britain's Left was predictably outraged. In 1980 Ronald Reagan promised to abolish the Department of Education, but even he was never able to do that.

Go Teresa!

DrJ

Buckeye,

What you mention is internal politics. If your son can bring in the grants that doesn't matter. Those follow from great ideas, good writing, good collaborators, and some modicum of luck.

It really depends on what he wants to do. If it is research, then by all means get an academic position. If practice is OK, then do that.

jimmyk

Might be a prerequisite to play that game.

No "might" at all, Buckeye, it's essential.

lyle

Insty has a breaking link:

French Minister calls all willing citizens to become reservists

Preznit jiveass collapses into a stuttering mess.

Porchlight

What did I say last night? Erdogan calling for U.S. to hand over Gulen.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/turkish-president-calls-on-u.s.-to-hand-over-cleric/article/2596711

Beasts of England

I'm pleased to hear of your positive impression, Texas Liberty Gal. I see similar sentiment from several conservatives who were having some reservations. I think it was a good pick to bring together those who were willing. Let's keep it going...

DrJ

jimmyk,

I'm curious. If one of your faculty could from grants support a dozen grad students (and their indirects to the University), would you care at all if he didn't promote himself?

Beasts of England

Nice winning percentage, DrJ!!

daddy

DrJ,

My curent co-worker, last trip and next trip, is a guy from Wasilla who Homeschools his daughters. Very sharp kid, and over the last few years his family team of daughters has won the State Lego World Robot Competition, then gone on to Nationals. It's where you create a sort of programmed Lego Robot, with various power packs, to accomplish as much of the established task as is mandated by the National Judges who orchestrate the competition.

He said his kids love it, and he was showing me videos on his iPhone last week of their latest Robot accomplishing some tough task in the upcoming competition. Was very interesting, and great to see kids so enthusiastic.

His older kid, also homeschooled, is apparently doing very well in Computer Science at the local University, and doing it partly on the State's dime due to excellent grades.

DrJ

Thanks Beasts!

It is interesting. Many (or most?) people facing 10% to 15% funding rates just submit more proposals. I've pared way back, and only apply when the idea and the background data support a compelling application.

So far it seems to have worked.

DrJ

I'm still cleaning, and I need music to do that. So here's Bruch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWy8iibtd98

Heifitz, New Symphony Orchestra, Sargent. There's nothing special about this version, but it is solid. Most on youtube only play the first movement, and to me it is the third that is special.

jimmyk

DrJ @3:23, no, but in my experience those two activities (self-promotion and fundraising via grants) are not easily separated. Maybe a semantic point, but grant proposals themselves involve self-promotion, but beyond that, getting those good collaborators, getting your work cited by others, getting invited to conferences, being seen as an expert in your area, all require self-promotion, and all factor into whether success in fundraising. I don't mean "self-promotion" in the negative sense, but just making sure your work is known, writing well, networking and connecting with people in the field, etc.

jimmyk

And incidentally, DrJ, on that "big three," why doesn't Brahms get any love?

Marlene

We took a Jeep ride this afternoon, over the river and thru the woods. The weather has been great this week,hot days cool nights. We drove by a lovely little cemetery in the middle of nowhere. The road was lined with cars and we looked to see a burial service taking place. The deceased must have been a veteran,because there was an American Legion honor guard. Very poignant.

daddy

Over at Insty I clicked on a link to an AP Story, that talks about how Voters who were so excited about Mr Hope and Change in 2008 are now so depressed: Eight years after hope and change, voters are angry, anxious

What's BullS#$% about the story, is that it makes virtually no mention of who and how we got into this terrible situation, and instead paints the world under Obama as if it's been nothing but wonderful, and the only reason voters are now upset is because of the particular failings of Trump and Hillary who won't be able to keep Obama's wonderful legacy ongoing:

By some measures, America's palpable pessimism can appear at odds with the country's economic and security standing.

The economy is growing, jobs are being created and unemployment is low. Tens of thousands of American troops have come home from dangerous war zones during Obama's presidency. Crime is down nationwide.

But the improving economy is no doubt a changing one...

Kristie Boltz, a registered Republican from Black Lake, Ohio, said a choice between Clinton and Trump is so unappealing that she would rather Obama stay in office for a third term.

"And I didn't even vote for Obama. How crazy is that?" said Boltz, a 39-year-old who works in marketing.

No more crazy or dishonest Ms Boltz than the entire slant of this AP Story.

Porchlight

daddy, I'm used to media bias, but that is waaaay out there even for AP.

Desperation.

Marlene

A section of Route 2 in our area is designated as the "Gary Gordon Highway."
Do you remember who Gary Gordon was?
We forget too soon,and need signs and designations to help us recall brave men.

daddy

Hi Marlene,

Sounds like fun. Hope you're not still still sour about not being a "Kraut."

:)

I see some Mapleton woman is on the warpath against riding pigs in your neck of the woods: Mapleton woman seeks to end ‘inhumane’ pig scrambles, sheep riding at ag fairs, but thankfully in the poll it looks like those favoring Pig Scrambling are leading the Anti-Pig Scramblers 341 to 150.

Where do you and the Mister come down on Pig Scrambling?

DrJ

jimmyk,

why doesn't Brahms get any love?

No idea. Tchaikovsky doesn't either.

On your other point, I think our worlds are different. My last two proposals brought responses of "I can't believe no one else has thought of that!" But they hadn't.

Biological sciences are wide open for good ideas. It really doesn't matter who you know. And I've found that it is pretty easy to bring academics on board if you really have something to offer.

Momto2

daddy - 2:49 - as you might imagine, they have found "tank girl" and she was on for a good 3-5 minutes with Gayle King! Such a pair! I'm sure they are lining her up to be on show after show.

Ieshia Evans

And *surprise* the media is all over not just her but her friends, too. She posted this:

""To all of my friends and acquaintances please don't do any interviews about me," she wrote early Monday morning, calling the movement "the work of God." "If they want my story, I am here. I would like the opportunity to represent myself! Thank you. Peace, love, blk power! #blacklivesmatter"

daddy

I'm used to media bias, but that is waaaay out there even for AP.

Well Porch,

It's written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent, so like CNN with Saddam, she is probably on her knees trying "to maintain access" to the Prez.

MaryD

Totally agree with your conclusion, daddy. One of the most disgustingly blatant pieces of propaganda ever.

Porchlight

Well, she's got about 6 months of access left, daddy, so I guess she figures she better make the most of it. ;)

daddy

OK,

Momma is at Disneyland with ZoBob, so it's day 2 of the rare morning dog walk. Scout puked a little last night but seems willing and ready to go hunt more Salmon. Fry gives me his "whatever, man" look so I'll take that as a unanimous call to head on out.

Don't scramble any pigs while we're gone. Cheerio!

Marlene

daddy,I was going to post about that,but it is so silly and events intervened.
The woman who started the petition has been teaching dance for years up north. In fact,the daughter took dance lessons from her,which she hated. I had a few words with the woman when the daughter quit dance.
The only thing that is sustaining northern Maine is agriculture,so banning pig scrambles isn't a winning issue. The farmers have diversified,one of the big outfits are clients of hubby and grow broccoli in Maine and Florida. A few potato farmers are now growing hops and barley for the brewers in Maine.

jimmyk

One of the most disgustingly blatant pieces of propaganda ever.

There's so much competition out there, MaryD. Try tuning into NPR any morning and listen to what your tax dollars are helping promote.

Momto2

daddy - tell Fry he might want to snag one of those salmon. I buy salmon and other seafood through a coop from Lummi Island Wild. They just posted an option to purchase fresh, never frozen wild Alaskan King salmon.

The fish will be caught on Sat. morning, shipped on ice to arrive in Atlanta on Tues. morning. You have no control over the size of the fish and at $19.95 a pound they say it could be between $195 and $400. (You find out when you get there to pick it up!) I had to pass on this offer. I figure I would have to freeze most it anyway which rather defeats the purpose. A typical order from them comes deboned, filleted, and frozen. It's excellent salmon!

Anyway - Fry could buy a lot of Milkbones for $400! :)

maryrose

DrJ:
Congrats on getting all those grants.
Marlene:
Enjoy these lovely Maine days.
I always enjoy hearing your stories and of course the cabin adventures.
Be sure to keep us posted on your daughter's adventures next week.

Momto2

jimmyk - I endured about 3 minutes of NPR this morning. They were opening "Wait, wait" and had to go on and on about Trump, the convention, the speakers,etc. " The female golfer Natalie Gulbis ranked 4,000th or something - I guess he was turned down by the first 3,999 women golfers". "The speakers are a veritable list of 'Who's That'?"

All I could think of as I changed the station was, "And I'm having to pay for them to smirk and smear and hardy-har-har!"

windansea

Trump will get interviewed by Feherty on Golf Channel think it is Monday at 9pm.

Should be interesting

Porchlight

Gosh, remember when defunding NPR was almost a thing? My dad was at the time chairman of the board of a public radio station (classical) and he knew some NPR peeps and they were all scared. No longer obviously.

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

Just back from Wellesley/Boston via the 3 Ferry system of northeast travel. What a slog.

Beasts, saw your comment above. Yes, long time ago when I did the so-called "scotch and golf run". Played both Prestwick and Troon the same day. Took the Otter over to Machrihanish and then finished up at
Shiskine (the toughest 12 hole golf course in the world). Back in 98 with a bunch of Royal Bank of Scotland lads who wanted or had or screwed our business. Your take not mine:)

Best place to play golf and enjoy life, like food, wine, sleep, comfort is Gleneagles, which I consider the finest golf resort in the world.

We played Troon backwards from Prestwicks front nine and then back. Its what BoS lads can do.

Phil the Magician is proving once again why you need to spend most of your time on the greens and your short game. Screw the driver.

windansea

Gulbis has been ranked as high as 19th in the world in the past, pretty sure nobody at NPR ranks that high in anything.

Also not too hard on the eyes

https://www.google.com/search?q=natalie+gulbis+world+ranking&safe=active&espv=2&biw=911&bih=429&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiP1d287PjNAhWh44MKHea3AwwQsAQIUg&dpr=1.5

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

Before I forget. Frederick and his friends heard about the coup d'etat in Turkey and came up with this:

Turkey decided to go cold Chicken.

Pretty good for 12 and 13 year olds. I think we have a future.

daddy on iPhone call me Ishmael

BTW,

Can't like by iPhone, but a dead Humpback Whale rolled up on the shoreline at Kincaid Park, favorite dog walking spot. Momma has forbid me to take the dogs there due to worrying they will get all stinky and sick gnawing and crawling around the huge smelly carcass, but since Momma is gone 3 more days m th King dead whale stench might wash off by then.

Any advice?

I recall how during the Louis and Clark Expedition Sacajawea was old to stay in the camp on the Oregon Coast and not walk the 30 miles down the coast to see the it dead whale carcass, but she revolted and said she had just walked all the way across the Continent and was not going to sit on her rear and not go see the big dead fish just cause some men told her not to.

So what do u guys think? Disobey Momma and Louis and Clark and see the whale, or disobey that bunch and visit the Fish?

What would Jesus's dog do?

Miss Marple

I am home. Been workin up at the house plus ferrying granddaughter. Waiting to see the rally in Zionsville.

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

daddy,

Get lots of beach whales and other sea mammals here. Depending on their life stability, you can always help. If part of St.Peter's brigade, you may want to bring a surgical mask, you known, for your sinuses.

Porchlight

LOL - who remembers this guy? He's standing in for Pence in a lot of memes today. :)

Miss Marple

What other critters will be lurking around the whale carcass, daddy? Bears

And wolves? Buzzards ? I would be concerned about the dogs due to that.

Miss Marple

Porch light, is that Race Bannon?

buccaneer morgan

Race bannon, her, where is the evident that gulen is involved

Texas Liberty Gal

Daddy - go & see the whale but don't take the dogs

Texas Liberty Gal

BOE - Yes I'm fully on board. Had a chat with 2 friends, both my age (60ish) Thursday nite and all 3 of us agreed - gotta vote for Trump. We were all big Cruz fans too-still not happy about the way Trump treated Heidi Cruz but pales in comparison to world with Hillary as Pres.

Janet the expert

Gosh, remember when defunding NPR was almost a thing?

Yeah. That is one of those little things that is a big thing to me.
We can't even stop giving taxpayer dollars to a big TV/radio business.
It is ridiculous that they get one dime of taxpayer money.

...and that Planned Parenthood escaped being brought up on charges after they were caught on VIDEO negotiating to sell baby eyes & other baby organs....well, I just can hardly stand it. It seems hopeless.

Ann

Mark Levin is reporting:

Erdogan, the despotic ruler of Turkey, appears to be holding 1,500 U.S. soldiers hostage at Incirlik air base in an attempt to pressure Obama to hand over his political opponent who was exiled to Pennsylvania. Erdogan claims that he ordered and organized the failed coup last night.

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/turkey-holds-1500-u-s-military-hostage-after-coup-obama-busy-playing-golf/#ixzz4EbomnTkN

Miss Marple

Ann,

Ho cannTurkeu hold Americans hostage? They are a NATO ally!

Miss Marple

Ack! Should read " how can Turkey".

James D.

They just didn't escape being brought up on charges - they got a complete pass on everything, and the GOP never even tried to make an issue of it.

daddy on iPhone call me senator

On advice of my Legal Councel, ,I have been advised to go and then lie about it.

I think maybe I should run for Congress.

Ann

MM,

I think they have shut down the airport. No one can go in or out. Just my guess.

asw

More on Gulen denying having a part in thee coup attempt.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/15/exiled-cleric-blamed-by-erdogan-for-masterminding-coup-is-denying-involvement/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Both Islamists but no longer friends. Have to wonder about his involvement here in his movement Hizmet.

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