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November 11, 2016

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sbw

Millennials? Now we have the Snowflake generation.

sbw

“Pew”, “Research” and “Polling” in the same sentence? . . . Just because you can string words together doesn’t mean they make sense.

 deus volt buccaneer morgan

Remnick and Sullivan dialed to eleventy

Sue

I wondered how 70+% of the country thought we were headed in the wrong direction but would elect Hillary. Obviously I should have paid more attention to that thought.

Sue

And I feel we are back on familiar ground, dear leader skewering Paul Krugman. Life is good.

Truthbetold5

The owner of Comet Pizza that Clarice speaks of

Persons of Interest 🔎 James Achilles Alefantis aka jimmycomet at Comet Ping Pong

https://steemit.com/personsofinterest/@ausbitbank/persons-of-interest-james-achilles-alefantis-aka-jimmycomet-at-comet-ping-pong

 deus volt buccaneer morgan

I've called him comandante krugman, after the leader of the shining path.

Captain Hate

Since the stock market almost immediately made a fool out of Kruggy, is there anything he is an expert on other than being wrong?

henry

CH, the underside of tables aka his gum supply

Buckeye

Kruggy says:

I’m not saying that we should all volunteer to die on the barricades;

Be fine by me.

Buckeye

Last night I sat beside a 30 something and her son on a flight back to C'lumbus.

She is from St. Louis, divorced and dating a guy who owns a coal mine near Belmont Ahia. She runs purchasing for a electric power utility in Missouri and met the guy buying coal for the plant.

Her boyfriend has met with The Donald and is obviously a big supporter, as is she.

Stark contrast to the snowflake mentality, over the moon with the possibility of a better future.

Put a big smile on my face. Not all young people have their head up their ass.

BTW, she was knock dead gorgeous. The guys across the aisle where clearly jealous:)

anonamom; formerly adorable, now deplorable.

I was a NeverHillary, NeverDem. But that had gotten me Obama--TWICE!-- so I was a bit subdued about that.
Three months ago, I did realize I was who Trump was speaking of when he said his supporters would vote for him even if he murdered someone on 5th Ave in broad daylight. You betcha, buddy!

And these demonstrations: The "everybody gets a trophy" kids, demanding their trophies.

From the greatest generation to the most pathetic excuse for adults in three generations. (But isn't that how long it typically takes to run through family self-made fortunes?)

I do remember how learning there was no Santa Claus made me feel when I was seven, when I figured it out myself and asked my momma who confirmed it, so I'm trying to be sympathetic to their pain. Of course, by the time I was their age, I was taking care of dying people and all, so it's a little hard to be completely sympathetic...

anonamom; formerly adorable, now deplorable.

BTW, she was knock dead gorgeous. The guys across the aisle where clearly jealous:)


As I must note I have noticed a whole lot of conservative women are. Even the ones who aren't of Czech heritage.

JM Hanes

A happy day and unending gratitude to our veterans. We are lucky to have so many who have served in the family at JOM.

May the first swamp Trump drains be the VA!

Buckeye

Of course, by the time I was their age, I was taking care of dying people and all

Jr. says his faith was most challenged by a pediatric oncology rotation.

Thanks for having the courage to do what you do.

BTW, he said he knows all about the treatment regime your friend is going to receive. Not something he worked on, but another lab they collaborate with. Thinks it is promising.

Will be praying for her.

James D

I happen to agree that Trump was the least qualified man to be nominated in my lifetime

Less qualified than Obama was when he first ran back in 2008? Seriously?

henry

The words of someone with an upcoming appointment with an exercise band.

From a guy who has never denied he is a pedo.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am now trying to stop granddaughter of t-shirt fame from going to the anti-Trump rally downtown tomorrow night.

She laid out a devious plot, but youth and inexperience are no match for old age and guile.

I have called her father and informed him of my suspicions. She is 18 so it would be adult jail and I am too broke to pay for bail money or a lawyer and wouldn't do it anyway.

These things are turning violent and I want her nowhere near it.

sbw

MM, has your granddaughter explained wheat she believes she will accomplish by her theatrics?

Has she listed on paper 3-5 beliefs she holds about Trump? [On paper matters because conversations are slippery. Paper holds them accountable.]

One FB poster said to a friend: I cannot understand how you can support Trump. He is deplorable. He hates everyone. Jews, others.

I replied: Sadly, you appear to have beliefs that are at odds with the evidence. Israel’s Prime Minister was one of the first to congratulate Trump. Jesse Jackson thinks Donald Trump is a champion of minority empowerment. Trump broke down discrimination at resorts in Florida. Sadly, you have been the victim of propaganda. Find better sources.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

She is unwilling to have conversations on this subject. That's why I enlisted her father, who is able to speak to her better than I can.

I am worried sick about this because so many of these things turn violent. She is absolutely clueless about stuff like this (why I didn't want her to apply to the University of Chicago.) She wouldn't recognize signs of potential trouble (like anarchist types with scarves over their faces) if they came up and said "Boo" to her.

Besides that, this is a pro-Trump area, and it's Saturday night, and this got announced in the local paper, so you know darn well there will be PO'd Trump people showing up, and the entire thing could end up in a big fight with blood spilled on both sides.

Boy do I hate George Soros.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is supposed to be mocking of Trump, but I agree with him. Enough with the tents!

http://www.mediaite.com/online/donald-trump-has-a-very-real-well-documented-problem-with-tents/

sbw

MM, I appreciate your quandary.

If the opportunity ever arises, give her the questions. Tell her you don’t want to see the answers. Tell her to put the answers deep in a drawer to look at in several years.

Writing nails thoughts to a page so that you can see if they make as much sense tomorrow as they appear to make tonight.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

My sister saved and gave to me a letter I wrote her when I was a firebrand of 19. I KNEW it was my letter. I recognized my handwriting.

But the words were like from some alien universe. I didn't become a conservative until I was 32, when Reagan was my choice. Jimmy Carter drove me away from the dems forever.

common man

In case anyone thinks I was kidding about the commie influence on these manufactured "riots", scrawled on a wall in the area of the protest in Portland, was "Capitalism Kills".

Karl Marx would be so proud if he was not so very very expired...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

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

A masterful summary of election night, complete with "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as background music.

Dave (in MA)

Just a few decades a 20 year old would be too preoccupied with trying to take out an enemy machine gun nest to even know who won the election, or they'd be in an internment camp or running away from a bunch white-robed Democrats with shotguns and ropes and didn't even have the right to vote; they wouldn't be hugging a teddy bear, setting fire to the flag in a city square or playing with grief Play-Doh.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Picked up on Reddit.

lyle

the least qualified man to be nominated in my lifetime

Huh. Here I thought this descriptor was retired permanently eight years ago. The only qualification Zippy had was his black father. Wait, is that racist? Take it up with Geraldine Ferraro because she was quoted as saying the exact same thing prior to her being aborted in about her 228th trimester in 2011.

lyle

Heartfelt thanks to all our vets here and everywhere!

DebinNC

MM, you might ask your granddaughter if she wants to see her pic posted on FB as associated with Socialist Party-USA. If those professional agitators start throwing rocks at police, is she looking forward to an arrest record and her own mugshot?

Buckeye

JiB, Cecil, daddy and all whom I forget are vets.

Thanks you for your service.

Captain Hate

My sister saved and gave to me a letter I wrote her when I was a firebrand of 19. I KNEW it was my letter. I recognized my handwriting.

There is nothing more sobering than reading old letters.

jimmyk on iPhone

This is interesting: Sayonara Bharara?

http://nypost.com/2016/11/10/defense-lawyer-mukasey-on-trumps-short-list-to-replace-bharara/

I look forward to all the teeth-gnashing over firing US attorneys.

Buckeye

Trump has a record of getting things DONE.

A steamroller is on the way to DC that isn't used to taking no for an answer.

Uniparty will soon get whacked up the side of the head with a baseball bat, hope it is not too late.

Honey badger just doesn't give a shit.

lyle

http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/11/dear-lefties-dont-feel-safe-can-always-buy-guns/

Not sure I want unstable progtards around guns but if it increases the odds of suicide maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing. Climate change will kill them anyway... :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinNC,

I impressed this upon my son. He is calling her when school is out before the drum line event starts.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://apnews.com/22b62277e34b47008a760c660084968a

Trump bucks protocol on press access.


Gee, wonder why?

henry

Schadenfreude alert Huma crying in the streets. From a drudge link, lots of picks (fortunately Weiner's namesake is blurred).

clarice b. for Brainiac

Defamation is still an offense even when done anonymously on the IT, Just a reminder.

Truthbetold5

Clarice

Are you talking about your Comet pizza friend being defamed?

henry

For your scrapbooks. A nice picture of an airplane.

DebinNC

Hope she listens, MM. You might suggest she take along the phone number of whomever she wants to bail her out, as I'd like to believe it won't be you.

Comanche Voter

Huma crying in the streets. It's nice when a conquering vandal hears the lamentations of their women. Go Trump!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinNC,

You can bet your life it won't be me.

She can call my democrat relatives. HA!

henry

Miss M, remind her to put the phone numbers on a piece of paper. the police will confiscate her phone.

lyle

Stephen Green Insty writes:

SO DESPITE MY EARLIER PETER THIEL REFERENCES, isn’t Ted Cruz the obvious Supreme Court pick for Trump? Trump owes him (there may even be a deal, like with Ike and Earl Warren), the Senate will confirm (partly out of Senatorial courtesy and partly to get rid of him) and whoever replaces him in Texas will be a Republican and, if it’s handled properly, grateful to Trump for the opening.

Thoughts?

The Gipper Lives

Paul who?

DebinNC

AP: "The decision was part of an opaque pattern in Trump's moves since his victory Tuesday. He was entirely out of sight on Wednesday. His aides said he was huddled with advisers at his offices in New York. His team has not put out a daily schedule, or offered any detailed updates on how he has spent his time. They have not acknowledged phone calls or other contact with world leaders."

Excellent. Starve the Beast! Force them to make up stuff and then call them on it, reinforcing the "lying press" tagline.

rse

Looks like she is over by the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

lyle,

I don't think Cruz would take it. He still thinks he has a shot at the presidency, either in 2020 or 2024. (I don't think so, because the GOP is going to be changed.)

I think the hearings would be controversial because of the democrats digging up stuff about him. Maybe not, maybe THEY would like to get rid of him too.

If Cruz is wise he would do it. We will see.

henry

Shock and awe cabinet reveal.

nice.

henry

Miss M, Chitown recommendations for your granddaughter:

MM's g-daughter recommendations:
Phone #s on paper and 2 $20 bills folded and both hidden in shoes.

maryrose

Lyle:
Love the idea.
MM:
If caught on camera or being involved it could effect her chances for college acceptance.
Too much to lose and no upside to this decision.

lyle

"When a man woman knows he she is to be hanged indicted...it concentrates his mind wonderfully causes her to openly weep in the streets."

jimmyk on iPhone

"There is nothing more sobering than reading old letters."

Though almost any photo from the 1970s has to come a close 2nd.

lyle

MM and maryrose, don't you just love the parenthetical?:

(partly out of Senatorial courtesy and partly to get rid of him)

I have no doubt the Uniparty senators would love to never see him darken the door of that august chamber, but the Ds would fight him tooth and nail, it'd be my guess.

 Momto2

MM - I hope your son can talk some sense into her! Another point that might work is if she is swept up into something and gets an arrest record, it would damage her ability to get into some colleges. Even if it eventually gets sorted out and she is proven innocent, the enrollment calendar period might be over as the wheels of justice turn s-l-o-w-l-y!

Jack is Back!

eMM,

Sounds like the result of peer pressure to me. When people who live on the barrier islands during a hurricane refuse to evacuate, the police ask them to write their SSN and name on their arm with a sharpie to make identification easier if they have to. So, have her write the number of her closest democrat friend that has enough capital to bail her out.

She could lose the piece of paper. She could also lose her arm but more doubtful.

Keep em guessing, Donald.

centralcal

Re: Huma crying.

In a series of photos at Daily Mail, Huma is walking to the office, then gets a message on her phone - she broke into tears after reading whatever was on it.

DebinNC

Cruz is the guy who used his primetime convention spot to not endorse Trump and smiled his creepy smile through the booing iirc. Cruz on SCOTUS might be a unifier and accomplish the impossible - a series of 8-1 decisions.

common man

The message Huma got on her phone? It was from her pervert hubby. He indicated the FBI was going to give him a new identity and relocate him after his testimony and that she might want to get a competent attorney, quick like.

clarice b. for Brainiac

For today's amusement:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/2016/11/john_kerry_lands_in_antarctica_highest_us_official_to_visit_0

Don't miss the photo/

lurkersusie

Soros pays pretty well

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 on Twitter: "Not even in office yet and already creating jobs #TrumpRiot https://t.co/gvglnc7V9m"

lurkersusie

Everything is staged

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 on Twitter: "Funny how the woman who "bumped into" Hillary in the woods is a Democrat operative https://t.co/CVS9wSvhxi"

clarice b. for Brainiac

Christopher Buckley
55 mins ·
On a crowded flight to Houston at the moment... a middle aged liberal Texas couple behind me loudly denouncing Trump and loudly proclaiming him a racist, misogynist, and anti-Semite... The well-dressed man sitting next to me just had enough:

"Did you two vote for Hillary?"
"Yes, we did."
"Well you lost. So shut up."

Clapping from rows all around.

Gentlejim

Momto2 posted
Even if it eventually gets sorted out and she is proven innocent, the enrollment calendar period might be over as the wheels of justice turn s-l-o-w-l-y!

In Indiana the wheels of justice are almost glacial in their speed.

lurkersusie

According to Cavuto, Obama
had a lot of fun mocking Trump after
their meeting yesterday.
Trump is scared and has no idea
how to run a party.

Sue

Pence is taking over the transition team. Wonder if that means Chridyie is getting a cabinet post?

daddy

Good Morning. Just started catch-up in a bar in Cambridge England. Cheers.

This Fortune article was linked on the previous thread: Here's Why the Media Failed to Predict a Donald Trump Victory

by Mathew Ingram

Well some decent points, but then he posts this:

That’s not the only blame that the media deserves either. Much of the early coverage of Trump, and even well into his campaign, treated him as a joke, as entertainment, as a sideshow.

The assumption was that Trump was such a buffoon, such a huckster , that the American people would surely see through his tricks and lies. All that was required was to point at him and laugh, to reveal the ignorance of his campaign or the poverty of his ideas. And that was a fatal mistake.

Meanwhile, Trump fans and Clinton-haters were not even listening—they were reading InfoWars and Breitbart News and listening to Glenn Beck or Morning Joe, or reading websites that few in the traditional media had ever even heard of. Sites that told the “truth” Trump supporters wanted to hear.

Seriously? Can this reporter dude still be so G#$ D#$%ed stupid as to not know that Glenn Beck was the biggest Anti-Trumper on the planet?

How can they continually be so stupid?

Right. Got it. We dumb Trump supporters sat around listening to Glenn Beck tell us why we had to vote for Donald Trump.

Good Morning.

centralcal


Breaking News Verified account
‏@BreakingNews

Sources: Vice President-elect Pence to take over Trump transition role from Christie - New York Times

maryrose

Catherine Herridge back on Fox saying Trump will get the daily PDB.
At least now we know someone will be reading it.

common man

This should put a big smile on your faces:

“Assuming that Donald Trump gets to replace more than one justice, this will be the most conservative Supreme Court we’ve had since 1937,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “There will be a majority to overrule some fairly significant decisions.”

Trump has late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat to fill, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer, 78, are nearing the end of their careers. Those are two of the more liberal justices on the court, and a GOP-led Senate will do little to slow down any qualified conservative judge who Trump may appoint.

Then there’s Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, 80, the perpetual swing vote whose time on the bench is also nearing its conclusion.

“What we’ve had for years is a conservative court, but if any of those justices are replaced with a Trump nominee, it will turn into a hard-right court of the sort we haven’t seen in nearly a century,” said Geoffrey R. Stone, a University of Chicago Law School professor.

And you can forget about Judge Merrick Garland. He was nominated by President Obama but will now never sniff the high court due to strategic, unprecedented GOP foot-dragging. In a sense, the Republicans’ strategy worked. By handcuffing a branch of government, it preserved Trump’s ability to reshape the court as he sees fit.


And I might add to the last paragraph the following of a like kind : WHAAAAAA!

 Momto2

She has to "stage" a walk in the woods? She is beyond pathetic!

Or as someone might say... SAD!

Sue

CNN staged the man on the street last night. It was a CNN cameraman. I've linked it 2x and typepad is eating it.

Buckeye

For today's amusement:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/2016/11/john_kerry_lands_in_antarctica_highest_us_official_to_visit_0

Don't miss the photo/

Maybe the flight crew could perform a big public service and leave him there:)

Jack is Back!

Did someone mention Farage?

henry

Hmm, I wonder if Christie got blamed for the early leaks.

Truthbetold5

Clarice

Do you think Comet pizza owner Alefantis could spill a lot of David Brooks' secrets?

Buckeye

She has to "stage" a walk in the woods? She is beyond pathetic!

Or as someone might say... SAD!

Was the big black guy following her with an injection pen "at the ready"?

How far away was the golf cart parked?

No way she was really walking:)

DebinNC

Why have her campaign operative meet Hillary in the woods or CNN portray a cameraman as Joe Public? Laziness? Somehow thought no one would check social media? I don't get it.

James D

lurkersusie @ 2:01

It's hardly news that Obama would mock Trump. Mocking his betters (which is pretty much everyone he meets) is one of the core elements of his personality.

As for Trump being scared, I am sure he is nervous - and that's a good thing. I wouldn't trust anyone who WASN'T nervous about the responsibility he's about to undertake. Any person with a functioning conscience and any semblance of a soul would feel daunted about that job.

lurkersusie

Hmm, I wonder if Christie got blamed for the early leaks.

I think it's Bridgegate. Those convicted said under
oath that Chrisite new what they were doing.

common man

I rarely give Don Lemon any credit, but this time good for him, he outs the guy immediately as a CNN cameraman who had been on a trip with Lemon to Africa and therefore he recognized him. What producer thought that would be a good idea?

centralcal

Jennifer Jacobs ‏@JenniferJJacobs 6m6 minutes ago Washington, DC

TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM, per my sources:
Leader: Pence
Deputies: Christie & Giuliani
Exec dir: Rick Dearborn, chief of staff to Jeff Sessions
0 replies 9 retweets 11 likes

Sue

GMax,

The looks on their faces when he outed them was hilarious.

Sue

If I wanted to watch cnn coverage from election night when it bag an to dawn on them she was losing what would I google?

Buckeye

I was sitting in the hotel breakfast room yesterday morning when Christie was on the tube being interviewed by Matt Lauer and I think Guthrie.

You could tell by the way he was flapping his lips that he was on the outside looking in with Trump.

I won't be surprised if, as GUS would say, he is getting SHITCANNED.

Jack is Back!

That pizza joint is in my old neighborhood when I lived and worked in DC. Wasn't there when I was but Politics and Prose were there and a little bit north on the same block east side of Conn. Ave. was a terrific bakery, especially breads. Huge lines on Sunday mornings. Maybe Clarice remembers.

The bookstore, like the Georgetown Safeway, was a chick magnet. [I wasn't married then;)

Buckeye

Hmmm

Jennifer Jacobs says otherwise.

Maybe they need a "bad cop".

 Momto2

Trump is scared and has no idea
how to run a party.

lurkersusie - can you clarify if these were O's words?

If so - what a piece of work he is! Gives that speech that is lauded by all as being so uniting and then he resumes his authentically snarky persona.

Was thinking of the Churchill bust being returned and that reminded me of the horrible embarrassment of the gifts given to the Queen and other foreign leaders.

We can be assured that President Trump and First Lady Melania will choose classy, appropriate gifts to represent our country. No more DVD players that only work in the US or recordings of O's speeches (uh, uh, uh, and uh.... I, I, I)

Captain Hate

Before Lurch starts opening that lantern jaw to utter something stupid about climate change, has anybody told that dolt that it's spring and getting warmer in the Southern Hemisphere?

WIndansea

Nobody gives a shit what Krugman or Pew come up with anymore. Seriously TM if you think zippy the community organizer was more qualified than a guy who builds skyscrapers you are seriously out to lunch. I think you need to admit you went for Hillary because you thought it would be better for you financially. Appears you were wrong about tha too

Buckeye

Sue:

Go to YouTube and search "election night coverage"

Rocco

It's hunting season in those woods where Hillary was walking, not very bright!

 Momto2

Handout from the "protests" telling them not to film or "snitch" and recommending they yell, "F....the police" and to "Show their Rage!"


clarice b. for Brainiac

Politics and Prose is the most successful bookstore in the country. One of the partners was conservative, the other a far leftie who saw all the conservative stuff was buried in the bottom shelves. All the DC authors have talks there and they host countless book clubs and have added a coffee shop on the ground floor. It is a sort of community center. The new owners seem somewhat less partisan though I admit I don't go there often since Amazon.
They even have something that can print while you wait a book you want that's not in stock.

common man

They allow hunting in Chappaqua? Probably only with a slingshot.

clarice b. for Brainiac

The bread bakery has moved--It's Bread Furst now after the partners at the old place hd a bust up. It's now a block from my house and is terrific. The owner is the brother of the lefty partner in P & P.http://www.breadfurst.com

lyle

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442039/voters-reject-progressive-agenda-rightward-shift-historic

One of the über-neverTrumpers, D. French, writes:

A remarkable thing just happened. The presidential candidate that voters believe less, like less, and think less qualified won the election. In other words, rather than endure four more years of elite progressive rule, the American people chose to gamble on a reality-television star with well-known and openly notorious character flaws. That’s how much they were ready for change.

Let’s be very, very clear: This election ultimately wasn’t about defeating the “establishment.” It was about defeating the progressive establishment. The Republican establishment — the hated “GOPe” — ends this year with more power than it’s enjoyed in a century, and perhaps since Reconstruction. Mitch McConnell is more powerful. Paul Ryan is more powerful.

The Republican party will control the White House, Congress, judicial nominations, and the vast majority of the states. The Republican party runs the United States.

All well and good. But the Dems still control the apparatus of the Leviathan in terms of who works at all the agencies and bureaucracies. That's where the skull hunting needs to start and end if the "Republican party runs the United States."

anonamom; formerly adorable, now deplorable.

Buckeye--me too. I was doing a rotation in the Pediatric ICU when I was 26; fortunately, not yet a momma. Little girl came in who was a chemo patient,and had gotten the chicken pox in her immunocompromised state. Died sitting up in the wheel chair they brought her to the unit in, talking to me. We couldn't revive her. I think the neonatologist came over to help me; there was some older attending with me.
Shakes you to the core--the helplessness, the randomness of disease. The pain of loss that is with her parents forever.

I had to stop doing pedi hearts after I had my second child. Just couldn't face the mortality.


Keep praying for Trump. The assault he's getting from these right minded clueless ones is incredible.

Wonder how they all know what he's going to do, when they had no idea he was going to win?

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