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July 03, 2016

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Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

My only disagreement is it's a meritocracy.
It's a cronyocracy and merit is usually a contraindictor of cronyism.

James D.

My only disagreement is "always interesting" in regard to Ross Douthat. I'd say the odds of anything he's got to say being interesting are probably closer to 1/100 or so.

One or two good columns a year is the best you can expect from him.

matt

Oh, you read the New York Times as well? Gee, so do I! Did you see how horrible that Donald Trump is? He hates (name your passive/aggressive special interest group here), you know. Isn't Hillary just wonderful? She's really talking truth to power!

maryrose

Iggy
From former thread wrt cops.
Good to know.

Beasts of England

JV Team takes 120 lives in Baghdad in its Ramalamadingdong finale. On the run, baby!!

maryrose

Now I know why Hildebeast didn't answer questions in the IG investigation.

Thomas Collins

The most cosmopolitan people I knew were an aunt and uncle who ran a deli on 74th and 1st in Manhattan. They understood their patrons, including the bums who would try to mooch cold cuts off them, the mobsters who threw a brick through their window for not paying protection money, the international lawyer with a pretty mistress, the playboy QB who lived in the neighborhood, and the homosexuals with the exotic monkeys as pets, among others. Neither had a college education. They were both Christian Armenians. The uncle was taken care of by Kurdish Muslims after fleeing Turkey. The aunt saw relatives, after escaping the Turks, go back, only to be slaughtered. They preferred a gun for store protection over politicians' platitudes. They were cosmopolitan enough to realize that borders are essential, and they loved the US, although they didn't like parts of it such as the IRS. Most important to cosmopolitanism, they understood one needed a center of gravity in family to be able to "cosmopollinate" with the outside world.

GUS

Ramalamadingdong! Ready! Hit it.

Dave (in MA)

"dingdong"
"kaboom".

RattlerGator

Tom Maguire, Tom Maguire, Tom Maguire. I presume the beginning to the first sentence alone qualifies as interesting, doesn't it? Surely the sentences that follow do so but this:

NOW that populist rebellions are taking Britain out of the European Union and the Republican Party out of contention for the presidency . . . .

Yeah, that.

Interesting as hell.

Conclusory as hell.

Most importantly, it seems to be at odds with the remainder of the column. Cognitive dissonance, anyone?

Hey Ross Douthat! Yeah, you. Wade back into the water, bruh. Liberal Christianity without Christ is not the way to go (forgive me if I am presuming too much here, Ross). Come on back home. It'll be okay.

Comanche Voter

Ross Douhat acknowledges that he is a sometime cosmopolitan fellow traveler. Sort of a wanna be Cosmo Boy; who in turn is certainly as clueless as the dumbest Cosmo Girl bimbo ever.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The most close minded, provincial person I've known is also the most well traveled, having visited probably 120 countries; my dear idiot brother.

Jack is Back!

I thought Cosmopolitan was a lady's drink and a lady's magazine?

By this definition is a cosmopolitan but there is no way I am even going to try and explain this to him. He thinks he is a super hero designer and Nerf Gun Improvement Speciallist.

daddy on the iPad at LuLu's

"I don't think there has been criminal intent" from Hillary Clinton (CNN)"

That's why her IT aide invoked the Fifth 125 times---because there was no Criminal intent.

Jack is Back!

...Frederick is a....

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

That's also why she's been lying every time she's been asked about it since day one, daddy.

daddy on the iPad at Starbucks

Tim Blair finds a silver lining in the cloud of the Australian Election:

The best part of this election for all genuine conservatives is that for the next few days, and possibly longer, Australia basically has no government at all. No new legislation will be passed. No new rules introduced. No new restrictions considered.

Instead, Australians will be able to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of politicians viciously attacking each other instead of attacking us.

Beautiful, delicious chaos. Long may it rule.

I'm for that!

maryrose

CNN and MSNBC hope that wishing will make it so.
Now I am more convinced charges will be brought because of the false narrative they are trying to peddle.
I wonder who the first Dem will be to back away from Hillbilly.

daddy on the iPad at Starbucks

RT @AmarAmarasingam
All attackers were from Scholastica, a private English immersion school in Dhaka. 3/

Wonder how many similar scholars will be produced by the $100 Million that Michelle Obama just gave to educate youth in Morocco.

Porchlight

English immersion

It's funny how well-heeled libs believe that immersion is the best way to teach their own kids, but bilingual is the only way to go for those brown kids from south of the border.

It's almost as if they just believe whatever the teachers' unions spew out.

buccaneer morgan

what I was saying yesterday about canaries,

https://twitter.com/OrenKessler/status/749644609286844416

daddy on the iPad at Starbucks

Home run in the Pieces this morning, Clarice.

perhaps it's just me but I feel sorry for that Mezvinsky creep that had to marry Chelsea. Ughh. Fate worse than death. He's probably a total shit, but imagine having Hillary Clinton as your Mother In Law. Poor SOB. Wonder how many times he's locked himself in a closet and wrapped his lips around the barrel of a 45.

BTW, I'm at a Starbucks on the strip in Waikiki. Anybody more Cosmopolitan than that this morning?

Frau Götterdämmerung

Brought forward for no real reason:

Hillary! will be forgiven (old news, they all do it, etc).

We already have an unindicted criminal as governor or VA* so an unindicted criminal as POTUS is no big deal as long as the "D" is in place. As Clarice pointed out, Dalrymple shows us we all lose under this continuing humiliation and end up a nation of emasculated liars.

* Terry McOffal

buccaneer morgan

well he comes from a criminal family, thinking of the shelby's marrying into the kimber clan, the latter I'm informed are real. tapper was an employee of momma blinder,

maryrose

Daddy
You win!
I can just imagine you there enjoying the beautiful breeze and then moving on to your favorite watering hole.

maryrose

Old news ? I think this time that old ploy won't work.They have been to the well too many times for people to give them a break.

buccaneer morgan

just digging a deeper hole,


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/flailing-pm-and-his-exflunkeys/news-story/177aa21c2c923a1d209004298da6786a

this crabb person, mentioned earlier clearly doesn't understand how this system empowers the small parties, unlike blair and bolt, right blokes,

Momto2

BTW, I'm at a Starbucks on the strip in Waikiki. Anybody more Cosmopolitan than that this morning?

Well - it depends on how complicated your drink sounds. Is it a black coffee or a “Trenta, no foam, five shot, half-caff., no foam, latte, with no foam at 210-degrees.”

buccaneer morgan

first world problems, what of the lactose intolerant,


http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/milk-and-other-surprising-ways-to-stay-hydrated/?smid=pl-share&_r=0

buccaneer morgan

another confused lad,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672003/Man-18-arrested-FBI-threatening-commit-acts-terrorism-Arizona-government-buildings.html

squaredance

Do not know if this has been posted....a good 4th of July read (and true too).

Jack is Back!

BTW, I'm at a Starbucks on the strip in Waikiki. Anybody more Cosmopolitan than that this morning?

Shite, I went to mass today and parked next to two Bentley convertibles. Then went for coffee at Sip 'n Soda and parked next to a McLaren driven by a babe who looked like Megyn Kelly. Then I drove the dogs down Gin Lane and saw Michael Bloomberg on a beach bike.

Does that count? Starbucks is now across the street from Sip 'n Soda and has a back parking lot which we all use to got to Sip 'n Soda for coffee. No one goes to Starbucks, its too crowded.

Parade tomorrow. Best in America. Photos on my FB for those interested.

buccaneer morgan

I was referring to this earlier,

https://medium.com/@LilMissRightie/where-is-noor-salman-and-the-media-that-covered-up-here-disappearance-f578b39bfc6e#.v5q19p3ta

Carlos Slim doesn't even admit to the denied foia requests, neither does the journal, even in Oceania, the inner party didn't believe the lies it told the proles,

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

JiB in car. Bloomberg on bike.
If Bloomy didn't end up in the ditch or, more better, the hospital, it most definitely does not count.

Lurker Susie


Love this quote

James P. Pinkerton
James P. Pinkerton – ‏@JamesPPinkerton

"Power exacerbates rather than cures an absence of integrity." @mgoodwin_nypost on @HillaryClinton http://nyp.st/29bTvTKny

buccaneer morgan

bloomberg, can do whatever he wants, just keep his grubby mitts away from us, admittedly that's unpossible,

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/07/03/citi-italian-referendum-bigger-risk-europe-brexit/

Beasts of England

Did his beach bike have training wheels?

Miss Marple

I am watching the original Independence Day on Amazn.

Probably won't be back tonight.

Nytol!

Jack is Back!

Bloomie has a nice bike and 2 big guys with guns riding with him. Didn't see the guns but I know guys with guns when I see them.

Tomorrow, I won't get far down Meadow Lane since Koch is having the fireworks and all he verges are no parking and the cops are all over the place. But I have a beach sticker and the can't really stop me since I am on my way to the Picnic area where I can drive on the beach and watch the fireworks.

We'll see. Also, someone is here. Slo Joe? Lots of black SUV's with GPS locaiton attenae and guys who look like they have seen a hearing aid specialist lately.

GUS

No Daddy, but it had a big air conditioner strapped to it. And John Kerry was riding along.

daddy on the iPad at LuLu's

Espresso Frapucino, vente, no whip cream. Ciao.

Gentlejim

JiB,
Better to have Slo Jo at your beach than mine. It's a real PITA when he shows up. Off to work

buccaneer morgan

one of those taranto questions no one is asking,


https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2016/07/02/will-brexit-survive-the-bureaucracy/

Frau Götterdämmerung

JiB - daddy wins, imho, hands down. If I saw Bloomberg, I'd lose my coffee and the shoe I threw.

Until I see the WH surrounded by angry citizens, I'll maintain that the Clinton Crime Families won't even have their dirty hands rapped.

buccaneer morgan

yes, frau they should be hounded with torches, and tarred and feathered,

Jack is Back!

Yes, Frau, lets give Hawai'i the old send up since it is where Obama vactions and once lived but not old Southampton where we do have a Trump congressman in Lee Zeldin.

It is really hard to win at JOM, isn't it?

buccaneer morgan

well abandoning ship, at first sign of trouble, doesn't inspire confidence,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/03/boris-johnson-project-fear-hysteria-is-gripping-britain/

Momto2

Espresso Frapucino, vente, no whip cream. Ciao.

My summer fav. but with an extra shot...( from the drive thru in Fayetteville, Georgia so no contest.)

Janet the expert

from June 2013 but fitting....

http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/The_Dangers_of_the_Inner_Ring

"…Of all passions the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.

…Once the first novelty is worn off, the members of this circle will be no more interesting than your old friends. Why should they be? You were not looking for virtue or kindness or loyalty or humour or learning or wit or any of the things that can be really enjoyed. You merely wanted to be “in”. And that is a pleasure that cannot last.

The momentary satisfaction of being part of the in crowd, or the clique is never worth the compromise. It only leads to a loss of integrity and to an endless search for acceptance."

Porchlight

Hey y'all. Snow cones and watching 1776 with the kids.

Want some fun unconfirmed gossip? Anonymous 4chan user claims to be FBI undercover working on Clinton investigation. Here's his Ask Me Anything.

Says Hillary sold US Intel under cover of Clinton Foundation. Says enough evidence to indict for treason. Says Trump has smart people inside investigation feeding him info.

His answers are in the boxes shaded with dark pink. It's a little confusing - read L to R in columns like a newspaper.

http://i.sli.mg/WuG4nP.png

daddy

So Gove knifes his ally Boris Johnson in the back, Malcomb Turnbull knifes his ally Tony Abbott in the back, and a dozen of the 16 Repub's who swore to support the Party's nominee knife Trump in the back.

Lot of that going on in the Anglo-speaking world lately.

Et tu Brute' Brexit?

buccaneer morgan

it's all Westeros daddy, or if you wish peaky blinders, whose main character is invented, but is a cheeky bloke nonetheless, a bookie, who is arrogant enough to ask churchill for an export license for his product,

buccaneer morgan

winning the future,


http://www.weaselzippers.us/281202-breaking-suicide-bombing-outside-u-s-consulate-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia/

daddy

Very interesting reading, Porch. I don't know what to think about it but am glad u posted it.

buccaneer morgan

name that tune,

“I’m a real skeptic when it comes to these trade agreements, that these trade agreements can be laced with crony capitalism. But based on people that have been advising me that I hold in very high esteem, I’m being told that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would, in fact, advance free trade and so I would support that document. The devil is in the details, though, and for the most part legislation that passes, really promotes crony capitalism. Promotes those that have money, as opposed to a level playing field for everybody. So I am a skeptic, but based on everything that I know, I would sign TPP.”

buccaneer morgan

I can't make heads or tails of it, fwiw,

daddy

60 million medium-size SUVs just slid down a mountain in Alaska.

"That's a lot of SUVs," Stark said. "It's huge."

buccaneer morgan

bluntman, just says whatever comes into his noggin,

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/07/03/no-gary-johnson-didnt-really-call-donald-trump-racist/

are they bringing all these people from seattle, sheesh,

buccaneer morgan

ah he's a professional idiot from columbia, who forgot he studies seismic phenomenon, english how does it work,

buccaneer morgan

if he's stumped, well we ought to just go home now,


http://columbia.academia.edu/ColinStark/Papers

he was dissapointed he couldn't blame skydragons,

Miss Marple

I am always so satisfied seeing those aliens blow up. Independence Day is one of my most favorite movies.

Stephanie, I saw that said FBI guy said Flynn would be VP.

That would make me very happy.

daddy

At first glance this New York Russian appears Cosmopolitan---and proves it!

Frau Götterdämmerung

"It is really hard to win at JOM, isn't it?"

No game, JiB. I just thought daddy had a quiet, good thing going. Hawaii is bigger than Obama and I bet Southampton is bigger than Bloomie and Slo Joe.

buccaneer morgan

it's like corbyn's already in charge,

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36697324

Dave (in MA)
Espresso Frapucino, vente, no whip cream. Ciao.
Store brand coffee brewed strong, stuck in the fridge overnight, squirt of Eclipse and a bit of milk, stirred.
buccaneer morgan

I've gotten hooked on a certain brand of vietnamese coffee that's only available in one near by shop.

http://www.steynonline.com/7549/the-blunder-down-under

but I learned my lesson with four buck macchiatos in vegas,

MaryD

woot! Clarice is a headliner in lucianne tonight!

clarice

daddy, my son's there on a quick business hop--he's moving there next month.

Beasts of England

I read Porch's link and found it interesting, but I'm wondering why this guy would have any inside scoop about Trump and his potential appointees? Did I miss something?

The thought of Christie as AG is delicious. Can you imagine that raging bull strolling into your office with the full force of the federal gubmint behind him? Uncle!! I suspect he has a few ideas about where to find the dirtiest and most vulnerable political crooks...

jimmyk on iPhone

His has never happened in any of my meetings.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/07/01/naked-don-a-cambridge-academics-protest-against-brexit/

Only problem is she looks like a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

buccaneer morgan

well that plus she's stark raving, of which there might be a correlation,

buccaneer morgan

interesting, ht the horde,

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/29/die-hard-how-bruce-willis-changed-the-movies.html

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Only problem is she looks like a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg.--

Why provide a link you then guarantee no one would look at on a bet? :)

jimmyk on iPhone

Just got to reading Clarice's fine Pieces. But this quote of Mukasey puzzled me: "No criminality can be charged against Mrs. Clinton in connection with any of this absent proof that she had what the law regards as a guilty state of mind...." Can someone translate that into English? What happened to "Ignorance of the law is no excuse"?

jimmyk on iPhone

Aw c'mon Iggy, I know you peeked.

buccaneer morgan

I teamed her up with the central park starker, as a trend, and chalked it up to ergot poisoning,

ot, one a wholy unrelated note, the reason I keep watching the show,

buccaneer morgan

now for reasons passing understanding she will be in a mummy reinvisioning with tom cruise, set in the present day. it was bad enough when they tried maria bello with a british accent,

buccaneer morgan

so really what name is fitting,

https://twitter.com/OrenKessler/status/749798847602450432

maryrose

Jimmyk
Hillary didn't mean to do it.
Sorry that excuse isn't going to cut it.
Even if you don't know the traffic law you get a ticket.
"Ignorance of the law is no excuse is what will get her in the end.
She signed an agreement .We have her culpability in writing.

maryrose

Guilty state of mind?
She did everything she could think of to cover it up forcing FBI guys to seize her illegal server.

buccaneer morgan

of course, it's ridiculous, she should have been put in cuffs as soon as the interview was over, and bail assigned,

buccaneer morgan

and really you don't want 'restraining order@ captain hate, angry,

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/potential-hillary-vp-pick-on-clintonlynch-meeting-i-wish-it-hadnt-happened/

buccaneer morgan

I would think, but are they smart enough to have him back, rhetorical. does he want to be back with those vipers,

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/only-tony-abbott-can-fix-what-malcolm-turnbull1467604655&memtype=">http://www.heraldsun.com.au/subscribe/news/1/index.html?sourceCode=HSWEB_WRE170_a&mode=premium&dest=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/only-tony-abbott-can-fix-what-malcolm-turnbull1467604655&memtype=

buccaneer morgan

sorry that didn't work,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3446063/posts

buccaneer morgan

you mean they haven't

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21701478-triumph-brexit-campaign-warning-liberal-international-order-politics

Captain Hate

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VbUsNeyNDJ0

Captain Hate

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XRKuQHpSvvk

Dave (in MA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6N57snnJrA

buccaneer morgan

the middle one is most intriguing,

buccaneer morgan

but doesn't really lend it self to traditional orchestra, I think,

buccaneer morgan

where do the victims get their reputation back,


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/documents-show-reporting-fallout-rolling-stone-article-40317257

Dave (in MA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEW-Uo097kU

X + Dave Alvin

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I always expected Dave Alvin to sing like a chipmunk.

daddy

my son's there on a quick business hop--he's moving there next month.

Where, Clarice,

Hawaii or Australia? Well whichever, you better get your surfboard polished up!

buccaneer morgan

well that's why they put him there,


https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/07/03/labor-secretary-rallies-latinos-cause-good-trouble-for-immigration-reform/

after hog tying law enforcement,

buccaneer morgan

sadly so,

https://twitter.com/PoliticalShort/status/749801742087315456

daddy


Young Ruth Bader was better looking than the naked Cambridge Don.


And that's all I have to say about that.

Dave (in MA)

A few days old, but:

Jay Severin III ‏@Jay_Severin Jun 30
STING! As Predicted here today, Repubs Taking Clinton/Obama Bait Like a BASS! WHORES' MEET PLANNED TO TIGGER LYNCH RECUSAL, HRC CASE DELAY!

Jay Severin III ‏@Jay_Severin Jun 30
MEETING NEVER INTENDED TO BE SECRET! "LEAK' = MEDIA/REPUB CALLS FOR AG RECUSAL. 'SURE! We'll Just Need 18 mos for new Pros"
SUCKERS!!!!!!

Jay Severin III ‏@Jay_Severin Jun 30
Obama-Clinton Suckering (???) Entire MSM + Repubs. INTO THEIR PLAN: ANYTHING TO DELAY HRC INVESG. PAST ELECTION! IDIOTS! FOOLS!

daddy

Narciso,

That Oren Kessler tweet is about a story from 2 July 2015. Thats when the BBC head said he thought it was rude to ISIS for David Cameron to be calling them Daesh. Back then ISIS had just done the mass murder on the Beaches of Tunisia, but they had not yet done the 2nd round of mass murders in Paris, the mass murders in Brussels, the German Christmas rape-fest, the mass murders in San Bernardino, the mass murders in Bangladesh, the mass murders in Orlando, the mass murders in Turkey, many many mass murders in Bagdad and Syria, the mini-mass murders in Australia, and the probable downing of the Egypt Air Flight.

I wonder if the BBC Head guy is still upset at David Cameron and John Kerry for calling them Daesh?

I remain livid about it of course but for different reasons.
-----------------

You know what's sad? What's sad is that I am able, just off the top of my head, to run off a list of Islamic mass murders around the world as long as my arm, and I bet everyone of us here could do it as well, yet still we've got leaders bickering over what words to call these Islamic monsters while wondering if we can win them over with "Love."

buccaneer morgan

So for balance, my 11:26 lun

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