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January 19, 2017

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RattlerGator

Barry Red Line -- damn good tag that I think will stick.

Shifty.

Husseinmandias.

Tote that bale.

Heh, baggage handler on the Red Line.

The hanging sword.

There'll be a long trail of baggage from his pardons and commutations of criminals. What are the odds that none of them will display an instance of future horrifying behaviour?

Black Wires Matter.

There's a bomb in one of those suitcases, ticking, ticking.

Sandy Daze

25 hours 33 minutes and change to go...

MAGA !

Honk4TRUMP !

DebinNC

Spicer presser still going but I've had enough. After a shaky start imo with Spicer reading inauguration info in front of him is a somewhat disjointed manner, he redeemed himself by handling the questions-portion very well. He gave the first question to John Roberts, now at FOX News and iirc at CBS during Rathergate.

Dave (in MA)

http://media.wrko.com/a/118151255/inauguration-2017-santorum-resolves-fruitcupgate-1-19-17.htm

Santorum "Indian-giver ... Elizabeth Warren-giver" audio clip that I mentioned in the previous thread.

Manuel Transmission

We have a new Wednesday night burgers and booze event at our podunk yacht club. Last night about five couples (all best pals) took the room over and started conjuring what we would do Saturday when our p*ssy hat ladies (a dozen?) show up to protest in our little town on our rock pile. That quickly devolved with drink until we now are planning an all day party tomorrow. Given that things start around 8:00 local time, bloody marys may be envolved.

Truthbetold5

CBS Affiliate Reignites Debunked Pizzagate Conspiracy Theory

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cbs-pizzagate-conspiracy_us_58803dfde4b00d44838d2576

Porchlight

Here's CNN musing on how if Trump is assassinated during the inauguration but before he's sworn in, Obama's "legacy" can survive.

https://youtu.be/qxIG4dduqy0

Send in the FBI.

-peter

In 25 hours the oceans are going to resume rising

Need I remind you?

Heh, peter, we don't want to see the sea level dropping. We don't want to see the sea level stabilizing. We don't even want to see the rate of sea level rise to diminish. All augur cooling.

Dave (in MA)

Porchlight,

A local sports/'guy-talk' show was playing clips from that CNN assassination fantasy with Darth Vader music accompanying it this morning.

Buckeye

Trump steamroller just sighted at Lazaretto Point in Balt'more making it's way to the B-W Parkway.

ETA DC Mall, 12:05pm January 20th.

Debris seen behind in included vehicles with Fed license plates.

MAGA

Willy

Maybe the Times is adapting to conservatime habit...decorating their warts and calling them beauty marks..lol

BeenThereDoneThat

CNN's wet dreams broadcast just in time to stir up dangerous loonies will not go over well with PEOTUS' camp...

Captain Hate

this is just the Times having fun, or amnesia, or something.

Nothing says "fun" like further workforce reductions. The Pinch and Carlos Comedy Club.

Manuel Transmission

While I'm online, I should give you guys my brief movie reviews for the annual Ivory SAG screening event hosted at the MT theater. I already mentioned a few days ago about Fences, which we thought would get a pile of statues. Since then Arrival was mostly meh. I enjoyed it for the play on the linearity of time. Jackie was just awful. What a pile of shitake. We gave up after about 30 min. while hoping it would start getting watchable. I suspect it was a Natalie wet dream that managed to con several money bags types to chip in. (You know the kind where five minutes is consumed in the beginning dribbling out all the no-name outfits claiming ownership.)

Hidden Figures was quite charming. They worked you over on the man/woman, black/white discrimination in a reasonable way and let it play out to a good end. I'm anxious to talk with my old NASA buddy who started at Langley in '61 when this was all framed.

Lastly, we watched Captain Fantastic. Reasonably done, but dripping in hippy commie nostalgia. After thinking about it, it reminds me of the old Mosquito Coast flick with Harrison Ford.

Beester

Mnuchin hearings...Wyden is a total douche.

Old Lurker

MT, we have the same stack of SAG DVD's and I haven't been willing to watch any of them. From your comments, I will agree to watch Fences but not the others.

DebinNC

From Pence's brief remarks before Sean Spicer's presser: Inauguration targets met "on time and under budget" as DP would say. Twenty percent of the money allotted but unspent "will be returned to the Treasury Dept".

buccaneer morgan

funemployment, captain,

happy birthday maryrose.

the problem is carlos slims doesn't allow any original thinkers, like Michael doran, who tied together the disparate parts of the red line, Russia to Syria to iran, Bezos is much the same way,

Captain Hate

Rupert Pupkin does Mystery Science Theater 3000?

http://tammybruce.com/2017/01/video-media-mourns-end-of-obama-error-er-era.html

Maybe Katranny needs to hire some non Stalinist holdovers a little more savvy in popular culture. This is not your father's Trabi.

Captain Hate

Speaking of original thinkers, when does Kruggy rediscover the labor participation rate?

-peter

Homelessness to be a major problem in 24 hours 40 m

buccaneer morgan

in the link, I've pointed out one of the sources of insights, that linked to the forbes debunking,

Old Lurker

I gave my Nantucket caretaker 24 hours to finish filling sandbags and doubling the number of sump pumps.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

So if Trump actually proposes slashing government 10 trillion over 10 years and the GOPe/Ryan/mush axis block it, will any of those principled conservative limited government nevertrump chumps admit they were damned fools or, better yet, go the honorable seppuku route?

Old Lurker

And I gave my Potomac HVAC mechanic 24 hours to make my AC units ready for year 'round operation.

Old Lurker

Good idea, Iggy. I will give my handyman 24 hours to sharpen up a new batch of seppuku swords. Wonder how many we will need?

James D

OL, you won't need as many as you think. They can be reused. It's not as though hygiene is really an issue if the swords are being used for their intended purpose.

JimNorCal

Numero uno is up, as predicted its Iran:

"The Iran Deal is the single worst thing Barack Obama accomplished over the past 8 years – which is why it claims the #1 spot on the Freedom Center's list of Obama's Worst Blunders.

After all, shortly after signing the so-called nuclear deal, Iran test-fired a missile with these words emblazoned on the side:

Israel should be wiped out of the face of the world.

Iran's intentions are clear and Obama played right into their hands...
The deal does not stop Iran, the #1 sponsor of terrorism, from enriching uranium or developing centrifuges or missile technology.
It rewarded this terrorist regime with $100 billion in sanctions relief, which you and I both know will be reinvested in groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
And it likely launched a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region in the world."

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow...

glasater

At Deb's recommendation we watched "Bridge of Spies" last evening and it is very good.

And Lonesome Dove was being reprised on Direct TV's 538 channel so watching that nightly.

We have some hellish weather conditions in our area. Don't know if lyle has been dealing with the snow, zero temps and then a huge warm chinook wind for the past couple of days with intermittent sleet. Something of a new ball game in the weather department for us.

henry

we have rain and 40s here... very peculiar weather for January.

Buckeye

Speaking of original thinkers, when does Kruggy rediscover the labor participation rate?

Since it will likely improve under Trump, my guess is never.

Willy

Iran deal or ACA 'single worst'?

Heh. Let's have townhall twice a day every day.

buccaneer morgan

the problem is, like the operative noted, they will not will not willing fall on his sword,

Truthbetold5

CBS affiliate’s ‘big question': Why no law enforcement investigation of ‘Pizzagate’ allegations?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/01/18/cbs-affiliates-big-question-why-no-law-enforcement-investigation-of-pizzagate-allegations/?utm_term=.27255c12e103

-peter

Our image as the last best hope on earth to phase out in 24 hours 17 m.

James D

Buckeye, I think you are seriously underestimating Krugman's hypocrosy and mendacity.

I fully expect him to talk about the labor force rate, and part time jobs, and fudging of employment stats by the DoL as though the last eight years just didn't happen.

dublindave

Mnuchin's being utterly destroyed.


He looks like a pedophile.

dublindave

Thanks to CNN for uncovering Tom price's insider trading.


Price might be facing prison time.

I love being a Democrat.

Willy

Heh. Perry thought Energy Sec was an ambassadorship for oil and gas industries..

Learning curves suck for poor students.

Buckeye

henry, weather in Ahia was unseasonably warm with rain last few days.

Squirrels have been busy gather up stuff to reline their nests so I suspect snow is on the way.

Has made taking my dog out challenging. He loves to tree the squirrels.

I suspect we could harvest enough squirrel brain to make that breakfast Beasts mentioned.

Neighbors might take a dim view though:)

DebinNC

Twenty percent of the money allotted but unspent "will be returned to the Treasury Dept"

That was badly worded and it's bothering me, so ... Pence announced that 20% of the federal funds allocated for the Inauguration/transfer of power wasn't spent and will be returned to the Treasury.

Pence also said there's a Day 1 execution plan, a Day 100, and a Day 200. And there will be a newly formed ONE - Office of National Engagement. He noted that 1200 organizations from around the country had already been heard from.

Willy

Was the 100 mil he didn't disclose his net from insider trading?

Even the name Mnuchin sounds smarmy.

Beester

DD you'll have to ask TBT about that. The democrats haven't laid a glove on him. Though Stabenow looks like a vampire, appropriate given the blood she's been sucking from taxpayers for her entire sorry career.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

>>>In 25 hours the oceans are going to resume rising

Posted by: -peter | January 19, 2017 at 10:52 AM<<<

lol, that is iowahawk quality snark peter.

Miss Marple-

The US has a defense pact with Saudi Arabia and a number of other bilateral agreements. They are the biggest spenders on US arms and weapons too. TM had a piece up a few months ago thinking about a time some point in the future where China sails into the Persian Gulf to put down a middle east dumpster fire and he could just turn the page.

buccaneer morgan

well that's the nub of it, there is more than informed speculation the Chinese have supplied the the nuclear capable cs 27 missile to the kingdom,

Buckeye

Less than 24 hours to go.

Need that countdown clock from "24".

Willy

Is it Manoochin or manukin?

jimmyk

Speaking of Iowahawk:

@Iowahawkblog

Coverage of Oscar Lopez Rivera & Bill Ayers proves the media loves lefty bombers; coverage of Gelertner proves they also hate their victims.

Cecil Turner

So if Trump actually proposes slashing government 10 trillion over 10 years and the GOPe/Ryan/mush axis block it . . .

AFAICT, the main air between their positions is that Ryan wants entitlement reform and Trump doesn't.

And in any event, suicide over homicide? Why?

DebinNC

Proving the Dems either don't understand why Trump won and Hillary lost or don't care, they intend to give themselves star-billing in partisan show trials of Rep/Physician Tom Price, universally admired Dr. Ben Carson, and Dream nominee if she were a Dem Nikki Haley. And leading this pack of ignoramuses? Sen. "Chuck U" Schumer-NY.

buccaneer morgan

whereas taylor branch, later known for hagiographic coverage of bill Clinton, set the narrative re some of la causas's more aggressive freedom fighter, going so far as whitewashing a particularly nasty turncoat,

-peter

Want good snark? Maggie's farm ran a piece on tourism in Oman which is where latest fReed Gitmo gets are heading

Captain Hate

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/megyn-kellys-replacement-pummels-her-in-ratings/

JimNorCal

It's day 2 of a 5 or 6 day rain storm, here in the south SF Bay Area.
Living in Portland or Seattle must be like this...

the generallyistic deplorable rich

buc-

which could match up well with pakistanis bombs ...don't think it'll get that far though, as in, in a serious crisis most of the royals will flee.

thinking more along the lines of a crisis similar to the Grand Mosque Siege but the royals miscalculating their popularity this time.

Jack is Back!

Trump and family arrive Andrews AFB or in the lexicon of passive-agressive armed forces speak Joint Base Andrews.

Just back from a student trip to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center to watch "Rocking the Presidents" which for me was meh. Even Frederick's 8th grade clashes were falling asleep until toward the end they showed a photo of No. 45 and the 500 kids from all the area schools let out a huge cheer.

How about that, Zippy. Kids like rising oceans and racial harmony.

sbw

Man, I was going to be so on that 24 clock at 12 noon . . . and I got called away from my desk by staff.

Glad I went, but I wanted to be the first to trumpet the news.

buccaneer morgan

you wouldn't want anything to go wrong would ya,


http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/01/guantanamo-detainee-selected-for-aborted-911-hijacking-transferred-to-oman.php

yes, the royals overestimate the tolerance the tribes have for them,

Captain Hate

The Horde in fine pre inaugural form:

Wanna know how to win an election and lose EVERYTHING ELSE?

Follow the leads of McCain, Goldberg, Thillis, Graham, Ericcckssson, and the Nevertrump brain trust.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at January 19, 2017 11:48 AM (toH8T)

Captain Hate

33 >>I agree with the article that Megyn will eventually wind up on the MSNBC Island of Misfit Toys. Posted by: Random Journalist at January 19, 2017 11:43 AM (SIY7D)

"Nobody wants a water gun that shoots jelly, or a train with square wheels, or a blonde with a body like a bag of antlers!"
Posted by: General Zod at January 19, 2017 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)

the generallyistic deplorable rich

Trump inheriting the Obamaboom!!!

>>>Was First President to Not Reach 3% Annual GDP Growth...<<<

Captain Hate

Anybody catch the Restraining Order make a fool out of himself?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I can never remember who the restraining order is and the origin of it.

henry

Anybody catch the Restraining Order make a fool out of himself?

nobody told me today ends in y.

buccaneer morgan

the democratic twit from ahia, with a bad temper,

buccaneer morgan

now in Spanish, it would be days ending in s, except for the weekend,

http://www.mediaite.com/online/new-york-times-faces-backlash-after-sole-source-repudiates-anti-rick-perry-story/

lyle

From CH's Tammy link upthread where she quotes a lengthy summation of crap posted in The Nation and other commie rags:

…even such difficulties and disappointments are deftly packaged with deference to the undeniable accomplishments of the great man, as in David Cole’s assertion: “Today’s turmoil in race relations may be a testament to the progress his administration made.”

And don’t forget the outright bathos: “A Proof, a Test, an Instruction” is the cryptic headline of a weepy article from Marilynne Robinson that declares in the subheadline, “Obama is ours, in the deep sense that Lincoln is ours.”….

WTF? That first bold is along the lines of "if Mary Jo had lived..." and the second bold is pure delusion: Lincoln was a Democrat??

jimmyk

the democratic twit from ahia, with a bad temper,

That only narrows it down a little, but I think we mean Sherrod Brown?

mike in houston

NYT might want to retract their hit piece on Perry,

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/19/journalists-are-saying-this-nyt-hit-piece-on-rick-perry-is-totally-bogus/

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/19/new-york-times-falsely-states-rick-perry-didnt-know-what-the-department-of-energy-does/

Captain Hate

the origin of it.

Ex wife took one out on him during a child visitation spat; not sure if it was done in spite or not but he gave up the benefit of doubt a long time ago.

jimmyk

“Today’s turmoil in race relations may be a testament to the progress his administration made.”

Orwell is smiling from the firmament.

lyle

Weather update: snow turned into rain all last night, temps above freezing, water everywhere, and one hell of a mess. Can't wait what fresh hell Gaia has up her sleeve for us deniers...

buccaneer morgan

those words they are using, david cole is Kunstler's protégé, such that such things exist,

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Tomorrow just got even better.

http://bluelivesmatter.blue/dc-police-aclu-bodycam-inauguration-protests/

lyle

http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/daughter-of-close-obama-adviser-will-cover-doj-for-cnn/

Guess which "close" adviser. Doubtlessly well qualified and up to speed on assassination porn.

JimNorCal

How do you tell a Communist? They read Marx and Lenin. How do you tell an anti-Communist? They understand Marx and Lenin.

buccaneer morgan

just more media malpractice,

https://twitter.com/elliosch/status/822092033053564928

PD

Might be some novelty effect in Tucker beating Kelly's ratings. We'll see whether it holds up, but it's a good start.

lyle

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/01/guregian_looks_like_roger_goodell_is_afraid_to_come_to_foxboro

Insty asks (quite appropriately, IMO):

Given his record, why isn’t he afraid to go to every NFL stadium?
Truthbetold5

Megyn Kelly's interview of James Alefantis is will end up being the death nail in her pathetic rise to stardumb!

Jack is Back!

Its Thursday: Who gets freed today? Any guesses?

I'll start off with Bergdahl. Uncle Joe can stand there and rub Bowe's Mom's shoulders while its announced.

lyle

I have Bergdahl for today, JiB, and Hilligula for tomorrow.

DebinNC

Ronna Romney McDaniel, Mitt's niece and Trump's first choice, chosen new RNC Chair today.

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/01/18/haley-argues-u-s-can-bring-strength-reform-to-un-without-defunding/

Ambassador nominee backs family planning programs, two-state solution, climate change as a threat.

Great.

DebinNC

If Bergdahl avoids a trial and jail, I hope a dishonorable discharge finding remains.

buccaneer morgan

just another acme product, it's already in the valley with the coyote,

https://www.axios.com/the-5-news-stories-from-sean-spicers-pre-inaugural-presser-2201194616.html?

buccaneer morgan

yes, niki that's just a non starter,

Jack is Back!

Another fall out from our history of slavery: Tipping

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4135776/Shake-Shack-CEO-says-NEVER-leave-tips-waiters.html

Only Frederick has eaten at Shake Shack when we wait for the Jitney back to Southampton. There is one on 40th St. between Lex and 3rd where the Jitney stop is located.

lyle

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/01/19/survey-13-of-federal-workers-still-considering-quitting-after-tomorrow/

[redacted] lying [redacted] pusillanimous jerks lacking even their own moral convictions.

DebinNC

What's problematic about Spicer's announcements, all of which iirc were presented as "at this time" deals? For instance, Spicer did say the WH Briefing room would be used in the immediate future, but also noted it wouldn't accommodate the much larger crowd anticipated soon.

Captain Hate

Another bullet dodged:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-18/chris-christie-turns-down-trump-post-blames-wife

Jack is Back!

I wonder if that was what all the Trump-Romney meetings and dinner were all about especially the one with outgoing RNC chair Preibus?

DebinNC

Axios on Trump's cabinet:
16 of the 20 cabinet picks are men
17 are white
9 have never been elected officials or have run for office
1 is African American
1 is Asian-American
1 is Indian-American

Trump choosing who he believes are the best candidates, instead of bowing to pc expectations, showed a lot of courage imo.

lyle

http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/18/nyt-hid-numbers-hottest-year-record/#.WH_Uwyn2WqM.twitter

They say that mathematics is the language of science, which is a way of saying that science is quantitative. It is moved forward by numbers and measurements, not just by qualitative observations. “It seems hot out” is not science. Giving a specific temperature, measured by a specific process at a specific time, compared to other systematically gathered measurements—that is science.

So when you read an article proclaiming that, for the third year in a row, last year was the hottest year on record, you might expect that right up front you will get numbers, measurements, and a statistical margin of error. You know, science stuff. Numbers. Quantities. Mathematics.

And you would be wrong.

I just got done combing through a New York Times report titled, “Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year.” The number of relevant numbers in this article is: zero.

Just like our outgoing prez: a big fat Zero.

Jack is Back!

Buc,

You do know that that roadrunner cartoon is based on a false premise?

Roadrunners top speed is 20mph
Coyote top speed is 40mph

Just sayin'

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