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March 27, 2017

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matt - deplore me if you must

first!

daddy

I'm with OL:

, what's to prevent some punks in a cubicle from listening in to something they shouldn't even without a FISA warrant? I wonder how many FISA warrants got applied for after somebody had already listened to something first? Since listening in is done is secret, who protects the rights of the target except for the good will of the agency and the FISA Judge?

And that's just FISA. There was a story making the rounds where some prison had illegally taped hundreds of conversations between inmates and their lawyers.

Once the tool is in the wild, it will certainly be used other than intended.

I consider any tool under the control of Brennan, Clapper or Jarrett "in the wild", but that's just me.

Yep!

Captain Hate

Why would the progs turn on Schmucky? He already sold out Israel on the Iran deal. He and Leaky aren't exactly a youth movement for the future anyway...

daddy

Here's TK's Fresno Bee link on Nunes meeting the whistleblower on White House grounds.

Devin Nunes met source of surveillance info on White House grounds

House intelligence chairman and Tulare Republican Devin Nunes met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.


My bet is Nunes is being wiretapped even as I type.

daddy

Just starting catch-up, so I finally read TM's last post about driverless Uber cars.

You guys may remember a made for TV Movie from the 70's titled Duel,
where Dennis Weaver was on some western Highway and some trucker decides to kill him by running him off the road. Scared the bejesus out of me!

Here's the previews for that as refresher: Duel

In the same way as I think that some spooks will illegally listen in to any conversation they want regardless of the Law, I also think there will be a population of moron drivers that will take delight in screwing with driverless cars by veering close to them to see if they can get them to run into things or have accidents. I think it's time to do a remake of Duel, updated with driverless Uber taxicabs.

Tom R

Can Trump unilaterally do this with the stroke of a pen?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/03/27/daily-202-how-trump-s-presidency-is-succeeding/58d88409e9b69b72b2551039/?utm_term=.5338b2a9578d

There are other steps the administration could take: “A major one would be to end cost-sharing subsidies the law provides to lower- and middle-income people with marketplace plans to help pay their deductibles and co-pays," Amy and Juliet note.

The way I am interpreting that is that some low income people get their Obamacare policy premiums subsidized by other taxpayers. In other words, they may be paying little to nothing out of their own pockets for monthly premiums while the real cost of their premiums are paid by actual taxpayers.

Does Trump have the authority to end those subsidies and force low income Obamacare policy holders to pay the full price of their premiums?

Dave (in MA)

"Holy confirmations, Batman!" I see what AllahPundit did there.

Old Lurker

Tom R "The way I am interpreting that is that some low income people get their Obamacare policy premiums subsidized by other taxpayers. In other words, they may be paying little to nothing out of their own pockets for monthly premiums while the real cost of their premiums are paid by actual taxpayers."

DUDE. Welcome to the dance!

maryrose

TomR:
I would like to know the answer to that as well.
Also if some prog would like to pick up that cost they can establish their own adopt a family program and pay with their excess money.

daddy

Last page thingy if I did it right:

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/03/when-hes-right-hes-right/comments/page/99/#comments

Tom R

Old Lurker,

I know taxpayers have been bearing the brunt and paying the primary costs for Obamacare premium subsidies. I just want to know if Trump has the legal authority to end those subsidies without Congress' approval.

Old Lurker

Geezh Maryrose and Tom, where you guys been these last seven years.

A quick Google:

https://www.valuepenguin.com/understanding-aca-subsidies

Clarice Feldman

I think Allahpundit is right.

Old Lurker

Fair question, Tom. I'm not sure Obama had the legal authority to hand them out in the first place...I recall there was a lot of unbudgeted (by Congress) resource shifting going on when the ACA started.

Thomas Collins

Standard JOM non-apologetic apology for off topic. I just can't resist. Quiz: If you're an NFL player outside of a nightclub around 2 am, have weed on you and are drunk as a skunk, what's the only thing worse than trying to drive yourself?


ANSWER: Having your inebriated galpal drive.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/fomrer-tcu-star-trevone-boykin-arrested-in-dallas/425828855

Old Lurker

"what's the only thing worse than trying to drive yourself?"

Taking your friends out on your speedboat late at night in the dark?

daddy

Miss M's Reddit boys are amazingly clever.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Reposting from the very end of the last thread:

https://www.axios.com/axios-sneak-peek-2330760797.html

Excerpt:

2. Power move: watch the Congressional Black Caucus

The healthcare fiasco taught Trump he can't accomplish big things with just one party. He's looking to work with Democrats but Trump's inner circle anticipates total opposition from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Some in that circle, however, believe there's an opportunity to go through the Congressional Black Caucus, a Democratic group Trump met with last week.

Sam Geduldig, a Republican lobbyist at CGCN Group, has been working with African-American lobbyists on just such a project.

"There is a path for bipartisan victories in Congress," Geduldig says. "A coalition of black caucus Democrats and Republicans is kryptonite to rich white liberals. Imagine a tax and infrastructure bill that provides tax cuts for Republicans and new pipes for Flint, Michigan. How do Stabenow and Peters [Michigan's U.S. Senators] justify voting no?"
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There is more at the link.

This would fit into his pledge to help the inner cities. Apparently this is a real possibility because Rush was blathering about how if you work with the democrats you have to follow their agenda. (I don't think that's necessarily true.)

This is what happens when the conservatives show that they are not a vote to be counted on.

Politicians (and Trump is one, now, whether he likes it or not) have to get their votes somewhere. If a group is undependable, then the politician will go to another group in order to get his legislation passed. That's just politics, as I learned from my old friend Common Tator, now sadly gone, many years ago on Free Republic.

Old Lurker

Daddy you are way behind on that MAGA hat...look up the Omen's Tweet when she saw it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I love those guys.

They cheer me up when everything is doom and gloom, as we have seen the last few days.

They do not give up, and they are LOYAL.

Criteria for being in their group: a desire to support President trump and Make America Great Again. Members include all religions and those with none, all sexual preferences,
all ages and income levels. It's a true cross-section of America.

They despise identity politics and cannot stand the SJW's and their virtue signaling.

The next generation is pretty good, if you ask me.

Thomas Collins

Here's another accident that sounds as horrific as the pitcher's speedboat accident, OL, although the female passenger will probably survive.

http://www.fox25boston.com/news/msp-20-year-old-killed-after-car-goes-airborne-hits-ceiling-of-mass-pike-tunnel/506157352

Having driven in that tunnel countless times, I am wondering how the car hit the top.

Threadkiller

Last page:

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/03/when-hes-right-hes-right/comments/page/99/#comments

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I can't conceive of Trump axing those subsidies by EO.
No upside.

Just as an aside my daughter qualified for subsidized premiums. However one tiny kidney stone was sufficient to set in motion her deductible and copay fully.
Good thing she's a skin flint and had no problem with the $5000 bill.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Darwin would solve the walking in traffic problem if only people like Porchlight would stop the evasive maneuvers and just let nature take its course. :)

Dave (in MA)

TC, in my observation, Audi drivers are not known for their careful driving (JOMers excepted, of course).

Old Lurker

Iggy, I recall the shocked look on the YL faces when I was teaching them to drive when I insisted that one of the hardest instincts which must be overcome is to jerk the wheel when a deer pops in front of the car...

Just sayin.

jimmyk

daddy, wasn't "Duel" Spielberg's first effort?

daddy

I think so JimmyK. It was definitely Spielberg:

Miss Marple the Deplorable


President Trump‏Verified account @POTUS 2h2 hours ago

I'll keep working with Congress, agencies, and the American people until we eliminate every unnecessary, job-killing regulation we can find!

maryrose

Democrats are allowed to hold a nomination for a week.
Committee vote was scheduled for April 3rd.
Full Senate before Easter break just in time for May appeal of executive order to ban incoming from 6 countries with improper vetting.

Bass ackwards, the trucker was the good guy.

I vaguely remember that the movie 'Duel' badly misconstrued the premise of the story from which it was made. I no longer remember the details, but wonder if anyone else read the story and had the same impression.

daddy

In Hour 2 Rush is doing a long bit on the Ted Koppel TV Interview on "Fake News." Rush is explaining why he refused to go on with Ted Koppel last week for that broadcast. Rush said that in very early days of his program he and Koppel had gotten on fine, but one day Ted Koppel had on Barnie Frank and during some back and forth Barnie Frank falsely told Koppel on the broadcast that Rush had said something filthy and scurrilous, and Koppel did not correct Barnie Frank on air for that scurrilous lie.

Rush said that the next day Ted Koppel called Rush and said that he knew what Barnie Frank had said was a lie and he knew it at the time Barnie frank said it, and now he wanted to let Rush know that he (Koppel) knew it was false at the time it was said, but then he said that he did not want Rush to tell anyone that he had called Rush to give him this secret pseudo-apology.

Rush said he held his tongue but was angry because Koppel allowed all Koppel's viewers to continue to think he had said this scurrilous thing. Rush then said that some time later again Koppel did something on his show that was as phony and angering as this first instance, so Rush went on his program and told about this Ted Koppel secret apology. Rush said he immediately got a call from Koppel furious that Rush had revealed that Koppel had secretly apologized. Rush said that since that angry call from Koppel in the early 1990's Ted Koppel has never said a word to Rush since, until last month trying to get Rush to go on his "Fake News" Show and Rush refused.

Thought that was quite some insight into despicable Ted Koppel.

Texas Liberty Gal

Stephanie. How is your daughter and grandchild doing?

Clarice Feldman

I have it on good authroity-a guy who used to work with me--that Koppel is an arrogant bstard who stiffs working people for fun.

Dull.

Well, I can't track it down except for hints in the reviews that the original story was 'vastly different' and had a different ending.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Thanks for the report, and I am not surprised about Koppel.

I caught a bit of Rush in the car this afternoon and I think he was trying to point out that the way that Hannity was treated was similar.

Jack is Back!

Koppel was fake news when the Iranian Hostages were America's latest weeping and pear clutching project. Jiimmah was the hero because he had been had. Typical Left reaction.

Reagan solved all this fainting couches fire sale with one word: No! and that was all that is needed know with NK and ISIS. Let them know that tommorow they die.

Texas Liberty Gal

I don't think I've heard Rush "blather" in the 23 years I've listened to him

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Texas Liberty Gal,

Poor choice of words. Substitute "talk about for a long time."

But that was a long time ago.

I'd love to find 'Duel', the story, but I think the deal was that the original writer left it ambiguous whether or not the trucker was trying to hurt the car driver, or rather that the car driver was just paranoid and misinterpreted the motives of the trucker.

Of course, that sort of ambiguity wouldn't sell on TV and Spielberg just took the one plot line and ran with it, to impressive and longstanding effect I guess.

I remember being outraged at the dumbing down of it.

Jack is Back!

Rush Limbaugh's stream of concsionous is more focused and spot on than anything Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have ever said in their special protected Congressional dockets.

That is the problem, we have everyday US citizens who are more in tune with the public than the velvet tounges of Congress.

mad jack

The APundit take is the correct one. I loathe Chuck but he's not stupid. Needs to save his fire for the next one. Knows he can count on mcrino and daddys senator and the maine squish, to name a few to f us over when the time comes. Counting on PDT to find a black lesbian conservative to put up to make things tough on Smucky next time.

Old Lurker

And in the case of Rush you have a regular American who never went to college...who gets it better than most if not all of our credentialled moron betters who propose to rule us.

Texas Liberty Gal

MM. yes we were listening to it in the car on our way back to Texas. And yes I would concur with your description of a very long time. My husband muttered 'move on Rush'

daddy on iPad at lulu's Cafe

Rush in Hour 3 says the NFL owners just voted to let the stinky Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas.

KK and Iggy hardest hit😅

Jack is Back!

OL,

Sort of like Mark Twain common sense. Funny how that guy figured it all out 150 years ago and made big time profit off humanities vanity and lies.

What did he know the rest of us are catching up to?

Judy, ta ta.

Heh, that masterresource.org article I recommended last night is now featured at WattsUp.

Jack is Back!

Wow. 7:15 and no posts. Record breaker?

Jack is Back!

Sorry, Watching Lucy and got caught in the moment:)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I was cooking dinner.

Also, I am tired of talking about Paul Ryan/Freedom Caucus. Everyone is set in their opinions so I don't think that constant fulminating about it does any good.

I would also like to point out that when Trump doesn't tweet, like today, there is much less news. :-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/house/

How every member in House and Senate votes with Trump.

Unfortunately, list isn't alphabetical.

henry

I'm much happier with Sessions announcing he will recover funds (DOJ grant money) from Sanctuary Cities.

henry

Nunes source? Secret Service Acting Director.

daddy on iPad at lulu's Cafe

And in the case of Rush you have a regular American who never went to college...who gets it better than most if not all of our credentialled moron betters who propose to rule us.

Rush on his show today mentioned, in all this Koppel interview business, that in 1989 or whenever his show first started his Father, a very smart guy, very well educated, WW2 vet etc, was listening to his son's brand new radio show and that he was amazed because he said to Rush's mom something like "this isn't the way it's supposed to work here in America. He hasn't even gone to college. Why would they give him a radio show to say whatever he thinks? It makes no sense!"

Then after the broadcast Rushs mom said his pop looke at her and said, that was great, but where the heck did he learn all that stuff?" And she replied, "He learned it listening to you, Dear."

It was a very touching bit. BTW, Rush also said that the "come on" that Koppel,and CBS were using to get him to come on was also a lie. They played it up as if it was going to be about something other than what it came out actually being about. Par for the course.

DrJ

Your (almost!) daily Wretchard:

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/03/27/not-a-king-but-the-king-of-beggars/

Captain Hate

caught a bit of Rush in the car this afternoon and I think he was trying to point out that the way that Hannity was treated was similar

Hannity was foolish to go on there. 60 Endless Minutes has a bad reputation of gotcha editing. When Planned Genocide accused O'Keefe of deceptive editing, they were projecting 60 Tedious Minutes practices.

daddy on iPad at lulu's Cafe

Sort of like Mark Twain common sense. Funny how that guy figured it all out 150 years ago and made big time profit off humanities vanity and lies.

What did he know the rest of us are catching up to?

Jack,

I still think his line commenting on Rudyard Kipling after Kipling departed from staying at Twain's home for 3 days pretty much says it all:

Twain:. "Rudyard Kipling knows everything there is to know. And I know the rest."

Captain Hate

Also, I am tired of talking about Paul Ryan/Freedom Caucus. Everyone is set in their opinions so I don't think that constant fulminating about it does any good.

Smart move. Unfortunately I don't think the real truth of what happened will ever come out because there are conflicting agendas. Maybe Fred Barnes will get to the bottom of it; despite Kristol and Hayes losing their minds, although Billy Boy showed tentative signs of sanity yesterday, Barnes was given free rein to say positive things about DJT during the campaign.

Hopefully Trump knows what happened, one way or another.

Pagar, a bacon ham and sausage supporter

IMO, a whole lot of bills should be short like this. Maybe some of them would have to be a little longer, but a single page would major goal.

http://theresurgent.com/breaking-rep-mo-brooks-r-al-files-one-sentence-bill-to-repeal-obamacare/

Jack is Back!

daddy,
.
Rudyard Kipling was a Sussex man like my Great-=Grandfather. They could see though shit and make the world more real even in Cricket.

Me? I want Lucy to hang around long enough to send the bastards screwing up my life and my son's into the abyss.

narciso

It was an interesting look at one might call the singularity.

Captain Hate

I'd hate to think that was a real paralyzed veteran I just hung up on.

DrJ

It is past 5:00 here, so time for Beethoven! This is the third movement of the Waldstein, performed by Kovacevich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sd_3wtmUg

His performance is not as profound as some, but it is solid.

Jack is Back!

DrJ.

The ladies in France and Belguim are making arrangements for you to contact the premier vintner in France, Stand by. Remember they are French:)

Jack is Back!

Before I go to bed.

I have a very close friend who was the top SS guy in the WH for 4 years of Zippy and decided to retire and fish in Florida. His take is - why I retiered. Enough said.

narciso

But a certain arrondisement, is very lively tonight.

Threadkiller

Did dim bulb Hannity explain why he accepted an interview with Koppel without demanding he have his own recording device?

Jack is Back!

narc,

Has to to be the 11th. Right?

Texas Liberty Gal

Chuckie must know Nunes is very close to discovering the truth why else go the extreme of calling for Nunes removal

https://twitter.com/chris_1791/status/846510951398453249

daddy

Why did the Chicken cross the road? Bison cross the land-bridge?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DrJ,

I always appreciate your classical music links.

I wish there were a way to aggragate them so I could click on one link and have a steady stream for music whil I post on the computer.

Very selfish and plebeian of me, I know.

peter-

I'll see your Beethoven and I'll raise you kid with the oven door!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgHW02YF50s

Jack is Back!

Slaap lekker, tot morgen.

Funny peculiar.

Right, tlg @ 8:17. Isn't tomorrow the day for the closed session with Comey and Rogers?

Might get interesting.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Does anyone have questions thay would recommend for deciding on which college to attend? I am obsessed with student loans, but I know that isn't the only consideration.

It comes out today that the full ride to DePauw does not include all of room and board, which is pretty high.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Does this look give me a fat bias?

Why do I think that if the Secret Service is the critical source then they must know it from their contact with Obama?

And the day of the new SS director is the day Trump identifies Obama as the wiretapper.

Hmmmm.

Captain Hate

Chuckie must know Nunes is very close to discovering the truth why else go the extreme of calling for Nunes removal

This oily skidmark thinks he gets to dictate anything? Time for Sessions to scrutinize his financial activity involving failed banks.

narciso

This is Spencer 'throw them through the glass' ackerman

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3538519/posts

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I agree. I have had enough of investigations of Trump. Let's see some on Schumer and other creeps on the dem side. If they want to push for investigations, let's get them in the mix.

Another Bob

Dave (in MA) | March 27, 2017 at 05:01 PM:

Hey, I resemble that remark...

Free James D!

I wish there were a way to aggragate them so I could click on one link and have a steady stream for music whil I post on the computer.

Easy-peasy.

Set up an account (free) on You Tube. Once you have that, when you watch one of the videos linked here, you can add it to your playlist with one click (the little + sign) and you're all set.

Intimate.

OK, now I think it's the Secret Service who's dropped the dime.

Another Bob

Old Lurker | March 27, 2017 at 05:03 PM:

Yep. Especially when there are two of them.

I encountered two deer, suddenly, at 65 mph. Standing close enough that I could have picked up the 7-10 split. I did choose to gently turn into one of them.

Of course I picked the wrong one and took the hit on the drivers side.

narciso

Yes he tanked indybank, that mnuchin was left to pick up the pieces. He looked the ptherway when madoff was pulling off his scams last episodes.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple,

Ground Chuck, McAwful and Corzine for starters with the white whale of the Clintooon Foundation just waiting to be harpooned if they don't get the message.

Bali Hai keeps calling.

Whaddya bet Obama holds the smoking gun?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I think it was the Secret Service who dropped the dime as well.

They no doubt saw a lot of bad stuff when Obama was in office. Trump comes in, treats them like valuable people, and they suddenly have an avenue for revenge against Obama.

I am fine with revenge, by the way.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

Thanks for the advice.

I am not a YouTube subscriber. Just click on videos people link.

I will do what you suggest.

Many thanks!

Captain Hate

Jeh Johnson, Brennan, Lerner, Stedman, LoLy...

Lots of people who didn't get pardons.

narciso

Only grokking half the story:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-27/devin-nunes-explains-his-white-house-visit

Threadkiller

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/27/fake-news-cbs-scott-pelley-loses-a-fight-rigged-in-his-favor/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.axios.com/scoop-trump-wants-tax-reform-infrastructure-at-same-time-2332543336.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic

Another Bob

MM et al., Trump insider guy is saying Secret Service wouldn't have had access. DOJ, FBI, CIA, or all three.

Clarice Feldman

CHECK OUT THE FARKAS INTERVIEW ON MARCH 2, 2017 (MORNING JOE) WHERE SHE ADMITS THEY WERE LOOKING FOR DIRT ON TRUMP:http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/democratic-senator-calls-for-trump-s-tax-returns-888470595707

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Another Bob,

I only post what I see. Thanks for the information from the Trump insider guy.

I have no way of knowing what is accurate, so count on people like you to debunk or affirm.

narciso

It w old make sense, at least back when we had info in secure communications facilities.

BeenThereDoneThat

Surber nerve soother...

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/03/republicans-rolling-back-regs.html?spref=tw

Clarice Feldman

That sounds right, Another Bob.

Captain Hate

Pelley might be dumber than BOR.

Captain Hate

Surber nerve soother...

Very well phrased; I always feel calmer after reading him.

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