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April 12, 2017

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jmo

Oh shoot, I'm first. Now what do I do....

Threadkiller

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Captain Hate

Does RBG know Biden isn't in Congress?

Tom M

Ahh, she did call him "Vice President Biden" in the text. Since she is pleading for Congressional comity, his pairing with McCain was topical.

Thomas Collins

There is a greater chance that Destiny and Tatiana would pay for your champagne room than there is that Justice Ginsburg would retire before the Dems take back the POTUS office. I could even see her staying on with a Dem POTUS if the GOP still had the Senate (although with a Dem POTUS and something like a 52-48 GOP advantage in the Senate, I could easily see some GOPers voting for a Merrick Garland type nominee).

henry

Who or what is Allegheny College? Why do they like McCain?

matt, deplore me if you must

Google and Amazon are turning her into a cyborg as we speak. R2B2G2.

Captain Hate

Give Rodham a few Coronas and it's go time:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article143816604.html

Porchlight

I suppose he could have been Senator Biden when he was honored, but she could have mentioned that. The sentence was unclear from start to finish.

Wah Wahtusi

He's an animal. Imagine putting dynamite in a barrel-bomb.

Wah Wahtusi

Really..

How often did the boy in a bubble leave Trump Tower over the decades?

Wah Wahtusi

I think RBG can outlast this WH..lol.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

A senile Ginsberg is preferable to a well one.
If Ruthy had Alzheimers she might accidentally make a decision in congruence with the constitution for once.

Wah Wahtusi

A mentally tumescent Trump, his Big Mac Dementia and "Hoo coulda known health care was so complicated?" makes us love him more.

No one, especially Teh Schmarter.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-picks-pro-life-conservative-to-lead-civil-rights-department-at-hhs

JimNorCal

VDH on the most important Trump Admin issue.
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0417/hanson041117.php3
The Civic Cost Of Illegal Immigration

"Mexico-which is now offering advice to illegal immigrants on how best to avoid U.S. federal immigration authorities-has the most to gain by porous borders. ...
Mexico enjoys some $25 billion in annual remittances, predicated on the unspoken assumption that its poor and hard-working expatriates can only afford to send such vast sums out of the United States through the magnanimity of the American social welfare system that helps subsidize families to free up hard-earned cash."

Porchlight

JimNorCal,

I'm sure it's the same in CA, but here in Texas, Western Union locations are legion. And there's always a line.

Porchlight
Neither moment was meant for the public. Perez’s and Gillibrand’s comments were, suggesting at least one party thinks Trump’s blunt rhetoric has changed the rules for all.

In the age of Trump, you can get away with virtually everything,” said Ed Rendell, a former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania.

Assuming facts not in evidence.

These dumbasses might just figure it out, but probably not.

Porchlight

That quote was from Cap'n's 10:44 btw.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

It helps if your blunt talk is truthful and the voters agree with you.

Those morons will come out talking trash and will be mystified why it doesn't work. (It also helps if you have an IQ greater than a potato.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Conflict News‏ @Conflicts 9m9 minutes ago

BREAKING Putin now meeting US Secretary of State Tillerson in Moscow: Kremlin to Russian agencies - @AFP
5 replies 50 retweets 36 likes

Jack is Back!

Porch,

I believe foreign remittances are the only thing keeping WU in business.

Porchlight

Exactly, MM.

"But we talked tough just like Trump!"

Much like John Effing Kerry thought he could snap to a salute every 30 seconds and people would mistake it for seriousness about national security and authentic love of country.

Porchlight

I think you're right, JiB. I hadn't used nor even seen WU in years until I moved to Texas and they were in every grocery store.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

Let's imagine Elizabeth Warren talking "tough, just like Trump."

Bwahahaha!

It would come out sounding like Margaret Hamilton in "The Wizard of Oz."

"I'll get you, Donny-boy, and that model wife of yours, too!"

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Watching Dems defend that video of Bill Clinton doing his horse laugh at Ron Brown's funeral only to begin daubing the crocodile tears from the corner of his eye when he spotted the cameras tells you that they have long understood they can get away with virtually anything.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

Yep. However, their idea of blunt talk ignores the message behind it.

What I would like to see is the news cartel broken up.

narciso

Yes Luis ck is more their bag, and his getting beaten up in that American hustle film comes to mind.

They got pupkis on page otherwise they wouldn't have deported that Russian 'illegal" their version of a noc.

Old Lurker

Has this been linked yet, if so sorry. If not, enjoy:

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/328405-clinton-campaign-plagued-by-bickering

narciso

So the Dortmund incident was not a grunted monaco fan, shocker.

Thomas Collins

Ah, the friendly skies of United do not translate into the friendly ground, I guess.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/united-airlines-passenger-threatened-handcuffs-073030438.html

narciso


The Bezos piece spent many words to say nothing who was the judge what was the nature of the evidence and what did they subsequently collect:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pkov__el0I

lurkersusie


Can't believe I agree with Halperin

Morning Joe has been on a Steve Bannon-bashing spree the last couple of days, with various panel members predicting his departure from the White House. As Mika Brzezinski put it yesterday, “the end is nigh” for Bannon.

But Mark Halperin made a strong case for Bannon on today’s show, saying that being conventional is not what got Donald Trump elected, and that “Bannon is one of the few people in the White House and in Trump’s life who is creative, who’s innovative, who takes risks, who advocates taking risks. Someone has to be for that.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/halperin-on-bannon-one-of-few-in-white-house-who-is-creative-innovative-takes-risks/#more-209408

narciso

Housley said his sources indicated they collected more than on the trump team.

narciso

And dreamer takes the foot out of his mouth.

Porchlight

Ditto, lurkersusie.

Dave (in MA)
grunted monaco
Those Euro kickball teams have such funny names.
henry

Egg McMuffin: Rice didn't do anything wrong. Dude needs to "fly" United.

narciso

And memo for commander spicer, chemical weapons had not previously used in open warfare since halabja in 1988. And that battle as well as the entire anfal campaign wasn't reason enough to oust Saddam according to the U.N. in 1990.

You're right clarice, the data presented doesn't rise to visa warrant eligibility

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I TOLD you guys that the Egg is evil.

I want to see that jerk perp walked almost more than the Clintons.

narciso

How about the charter name was on, talk about a bumpy ride.

lurkersusie

Congress expands 'unmasking' probe amid questions over Rice role | Fox News

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., now plans to audit files from the National Security Agency and White House to determine whether identities and conversations of presidential candidates – or members of Congress – also were swept up during NSA surveillance of foreign leaders. He also plans to review whether Obama’s National Security Council and White House counsel collected and distributed the intelligence for reasons unrelated to foreign intelligence.

“We will be performing an accounting of all unmasking for political purposes focused on the previous White House administration,” a member of the committee told Fox News. “This is now a full-blown investigation.”

Staffers on the Senate committee told Fox News they also have expanded their investigation into whether presidential candidates were unmasked and information was misused -- and what role former national security adviser Susan Rice, among others, played following reports that she requested Trump-affiliated names be unmasked.

For a private U.S. citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare and typically only done if it has some foreign intelligence value. Typically, the American is a suspect in a crime, is in danger or has to be named to explain the context of the report.

The intelligence reports that Rice and others in the administration reportedly assembled are similar to what a private investigator might piece together, congressional and U.S. intelligence sources said. In some cases, rather than documenting foreign intelligence, the files included salacious personal information that if released could be embarrassing or harmful to the person’s reputation, U.S. intelligence and House Intelligence Committee sources said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/12/congress-expands-unmasking-probe-amid-questions-over-rice-role.html

narciso

Bane at the beginning of dark knight rises

CNN also specialized in spending a long time to tell you nothing.

narciso

I by contrast say too much, perhaps so I'm not misunderstood.

narciso

So re shayrat it is not enough to say it was a Russian drone, but who did they communicate in the command structure.

lyle

OL's 11:52 summed up in a single sentence quote:

In her ear the whole time, spurring her on to cast blame on others and never admit to anything, was her husband.
Old Lurker

Grifters, Lyle.

Nasty, greedy, crooked, unpleasant Grifters.

danoso

Walked by a set with CNN on out in the lobby, had the chyron -"Intel sources says Susan Rice broke no laws".

Made me laugh. Wonder who the sources are? I guessing same ones leaking the intel.

narciso

Yes but her instinct is to deflect, encouraged by sid vicious.

daddy

Good Morning!

Last night was a bit of an exciting dog walk. Our snow down in the lower elevations is melting and slushy to walk thru, so we headed back to Flattop and the Powerline Trail where I knew it'd be colder and the snow cover would still be thick and cold enough to walk on top of instead of our feet plunging down to knee cap level at every step.

We were back in a gorgeous area very near this spot, and I was heaving the softball to Scout, while Fry was sniffing whatever.

Suddenly Scout comes running back to me and instead of the tennis ball being in her mouth she had this---Bear Spray!

Immediately curious Fry wants a piece of that action, so he comes racing up and those 2 are suddenly yanking on the opposite ends of the canister, which is about 10 inches long and maybe 2 inches in diameter. Thankfully I wrestle it away from the both of them before the darn thing is punctured and before Fry's teeth bit into the firing mechanism. (Long time JOMer's will remember how Fry bit open a canister in our SUV years back with Momma driving and everybody in the car gagging.)

So now I have to examine the thing and thankfully it wasn't leaking, but I couldn't re-bury it, so I rearrange my pockets of Tennis Balls and dog treats and the Sony Walkman, and zip the Bear Spray in a pocket with it's head poking out that Fry keeps trying to attack for the rest of the walk---that stinker:) Anyhow, not knowing how long it had been buried I was probably over-paranoid of the condition of the canister, but I sure was glad to get back to the Parking Lot where I bumped into a Park Ranger guy and was able to unload the thing to him. So nothing happened at all but I was sure sweating that something might. Here's a live webcam of the parking lot and the beginning of the trail if anyone cares. You can tell it's going to be another blue sky, gorgeous day up here. BTW, saw fresh Bear scat yesterday. That caught Scout's attention too!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

danoso!!

Up above you will see Egg McMuffin saying the same thing.

I bet HE is their intel source!!

Egg is Evil.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I need to leave but the dang dog won't come in (Maggie).

It's a beautiful day here.

narciso

How long and how far do you walk hi

Dave (in MA)

Instalanche.

daddy

Since Dartmouth was the inspiration for the movie "Animal House," it obviously is time for a Toga Party:

N.H. Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Banned Dartmouth Fraternity

The fraternity was barred from campus in April 2015 after revelations that at least 11 new members had the organization’s Greek letters branded into their skin. The students involved said it was voluntary, but the fraternity was still barred “for causing physical harm to its members and violating the terms of an existing suspension.”

That sure sounds like DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION to me.
Don't get mad. Get even!

lyle

BTW, saw fresh Bear scat yesterday

Big deal. I saw them open for The Ramones at the Orpheum in '90. ;)

Account Deleted

Yosemite black bears have been seen adding bear spray to the salsa pirated out of "smart" cars.

Porchlight

'90, Buckeye? Sheesh, you're young. ;)

Account Deleted

Headline from a national marketing e-newsletter this morning:

"Learn from United- Beat the Crap Out of Your Audience."

henry

Daddy, I'm surprised Hanover didn't pull the "delinquent property tax" scam and have Dartmouth seize the frat houses to "financially bail out the Frats" as New Haven and Yale did in the early 70s.

daddy

A senile Ginsberg is preferable to a well one.

Great point, Iggy!

Porchlight

lyle, not Buckeye, lol, sorry

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

LOL on Animal House and thanks for the photos of Alaska.

Account Deleted

RBG-- national poster child for full-spectrum Vitamin B and Magnesium deficiencies.

We don't *HAVE* to end up looking like her or looking for our marbles at that age.

narciso

Lindsay reminds of the drone played by Austin Pendleton in cAtch 22, he was dreedle (Orson welles) nephew.

lyle

Your (almost) daily feel good story of the day:

https://ricochet.com/421731/epa-alcoholism-rising-because-of-trump/

EPA lifers are “in the dumps” about life at the agency under President Trump. The level of anxiety is so high that alcoholism may be on the rise among climate-alarmist lifers, according to one staffer quoted in The Washington Post.

Huzzah!

Another Bob

From the last thread...

Marlene | April 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM

There are a number of airplanes of several types with that distinctive sky blue paint job and the United States of America lettering. Was it a 747/C-25?

There's an E-4 variant that's based on the 747, with a sky blue stripe and United States of America lettering that is one of the "NEACP" "doomsday planes". Might that have been it?

lyle

A bit more:

The EPA did not respond to requests for comment on Cox’s letter, but Myron Ebell, who led Trump’s EPA transition team, did.

Now that Trump is moving toward “radically downsizing the EPA,” Ebell said, “employees who are opposed to the Trump Administration’s agenda are either going to conduct themselves as professional civil servants or find other employment or retire or be terminated. I would be more sympathetic if they had ever expressed any concern for the people whose jobs have been destroyed by EPA’s regulatory rampage.”

Delish!

narciso

They took bluto's advice.

Rocco

When I saw that UA video, I had flashbacks because it reminded me of the many cons I've extracted from their cells like that over the years. The cons called us the goon squad and we'd always video the move to save our butts when we were sued. As long as all 5 members of the move team followed policy, and we always did when I was on them, the video would always show an unruly con refusing several direct orders to comply. Then it's time to rock and roll and stuff happens when you fight. Not to throw this dude into the same category as the ones I dealt with, it just looked familiar.

Account Deleted

"The level of anxiety is so high that alcoholism may be on the rise among climate-alarmist lifers, according to one staffer quoted in The Washington Post."

And for that class of cockbags the anxiety is likely caused by crystal meth addiction....the alcohol takes the edge off. ;)

Appalled

daddy:

The house that was banned (Alpha Delta, f.k.a. Alpha Delta Tau) was the actual inspiration for Animal House.

Appalled

lyle:

With Trump in chartge of the EPA, y'might as well get polluted...

lyle

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/cork-dork-bianca-bosker-wine-taster-sommelier-smell-senses-training-writer-quit-job-a7677281.html

“Cork dork” is the nickname people in restaurants give to the most obsessed, knowledgeable, and dedicated oenophiles among them. Cork dorks have a certain lingo for the wines that people order: “unicorn wines” are rare, small-production gems that are oenophile status symbols. “Cougar juice” refers to the rich Argentinian Malbecs, oaked Chardonnays, and ultra-green New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs ordered by a certain type of women. Their husbands go for what are termed “BSD bottles”—short for “big swinging d***”—that boast big flavour, pricetags, and point scores from famous critics.

Huh? No, this isn't a not-so-subtle ploy to lure Beasts out of his JOM hiatus. Why do you ask? :)

"Cougar juice." ::snorffle::

lyle

Rocco | April 12, 2017 at 01:32 PM

Dude, with comments like these and others over the years here, you never fail to remind me how truly sheltered my life has been...

daddy

What Narciso's referencing at 11:55 from The Guardian, with the added bonus of "a new euphemism" for Muslim Terror attacks---"Islamic Spectrum!"

Borussia Dortmund blasts: suspect 'from Islamist spectrum' detained

German police investigating a pipe bomb attack on a bus transporting the Borussia Dortmund football team to a Champions League match have detained one suspect and are searching for another, both described by prosecutors as having links to “the Islamist spectrum”.

The Islamist spectrum?

...letters found close to the scene of the attack, all of which suggested it was the work of Islamic terrorists...said the attack had been carried out “in the name of Allah the gracious, the merciful one”. It made reference to the Christmas market attack and accused German tornadoes in operation in Syria of involvement in killing Muslims in the Islamic State caliphate. It also called for the closure of the US base at Ramstein in western Germany.

I don't want to get ahead of ourselves here, but it sure sounds like Islamist spectrum. Probably time for a hashtag.

#Islamic Spectrum.

And we also get this completely unexpected shocker:

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she was dismayed by the attack...

Whoa!

Marlene

AB,I just read the account of the plane landing at Pease in the Portsmouth paper. They have more info than the Bangor paper,because the Pease Development Authority director was told by the ANG that pilot training was being done. The article says that "Air Force One" refers to two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series. The airplane was on the military side of the airport. If the pilots were training would they use *the* Air Force One,with all the sensitive electronic equipment? I imagine the *real* Air Force One is in a super secure hangar at Andrews.

jimmyk

"Where is the word "and" when you need it? "

And I was sure this would be an Oxford comma thread.

lyle

But on a more important topic: what fresh hell is this that the sidebar ads on JOM today are for male underwear called "2(X)ist"? Playgirl called: they want their '90s era beefcake back.

Barbara

OL,

Thank you for your 11:52 link on the problems inside the Clinton campaign. She is a mean, self-centered, horrible person, and she was a lousy candidate as well.

She hasn't changed; she never will. She and Bill deserve each other. Let's hope and pray their likes never get anywhere near a position of power ever again.

Thank God for President Trump and his willingness to endure the political process for the sake of the country.

Porchlight

Weird. A mom in my son's 1st grade public elementary school is organizing an Easter egg hunt for the class tomorrow during the school day.

She called it an Easter egg hunt in the email and everything.

And some other parents are jumping in to help (us included - we want in on this massive triggering).

I keep waiting for someone to say it's not happening because the principal says that the word Easter may not be mentioned.

The kids have Good Friday off, but it's not called that, because there is some kind of staff "enrichment" going on.

Rocco

Thanks lyle, I don't miss it.

Porchlight

Thanks, Barbara and OL - I had missed that 11:52. I will savor it.

I do kind of miss having Hillary to kick around.

Account Deleted

May ex-candidate Hillary perish from the bloody scours (an affliction common to hogs). Not pretty. A slow demise. Downright nassy. But fitting.

lyle

I'll bet not, buddy.

Account Deleted

"The kids have Good Friday off, but it's not called that, because there is some kind of staff "enrichment" going on."

"Enrichment" among government school teachers is code for "getting paid for not doing dick."

DrJ

anxiety is so high that alcoholism may be on the rise ...

I hate this kind of "reporting." Other things that may be on the rise? Child sacrifice? Porn? Helping old ladies across the street? Dedication to new new organization goals?

This is fact-free speculation.

daddy

The fraternity was barred from campus in April 2015 after revelations that at least 11 new members had the organization’s Greek letters branded into their skin. The students involved said it was voluntary, but the fraternity was still barred “for causing physical harm to its members

So how come Dartmouth isn't suspending students who get tattoos or nose piercings?

lyle

This is fact-free speculation.

It's still yummy and satisfying but I'm petty like that.

Account Deleted

rocco--- my hat tips to you. my exposure to the inside has been limited to going in an out of state facilities here in California which have native american sweat lodges.

was always a shudder of relief when that final gate would buzz and open when it was time to go home.

can't imagine what it's like to punch a clock day in and day out.

Kev

Porchlight

"Enrichment" among government school teachers is code for "getting paid for not doing dick."

Oh, for sure. I bet they get out at noon, too.

Account Deleted

ROTFLMAO @ lyle 2:02p

narciso

He's a 28 year old iraqi, probably islamic state, not compared to the Moroccan nabbed in Leipzig, on the wY to nab the winter soldier.

Account Deleted

"Whaddya mean break-time's over. I'm the flippin boss!"

Later JOMtaterz.

Kev

narciso

The age isn't established for the first subject.

lyle

I do kind of miss having Hillary to kick around.

Careful what you wish for, dearie.

daddy

A great bit from Lyle's 01:27 on EPA sadness

Myron...delivered a classic quote:

The EPA did not respond to requests for comment on Cox’s letter, but Myron Ebell, who led Trump’s EPA transition team, did.

"Now that Trump is moving toward “radically downsizing the EPA,” Ebell said, “employees who are opposed to the Trump Administration’s agenda are either going to conduct themselves as professional civil servants or find other employment or retire or be terminated. I would be more sympathetic if they had ever expressed any concern for the people whose jobs have been destroyed by EPA’s regulatory rampage.”

Ha!

Porchlight

"I would be more sympathetic if they had ever expressed any concern for the people whose jobs have been destroyed by EPA’s regulatory rampage.”

NICE!

Old Lurker

Ditto that, Barbara.

My dream fantasy is Hillary and Bill having to share the same 8x10 prison cell for the rest of their lives, and that the corpse of the first to die stays in the cell until the other kicks.

Wah Wahtusi

Heh. Psycho-LIAR Trump at it again

The Pirate takes back his SS 'PROMISE '

The efforts to sabotage continue without concern.

Shit can it by deleting patroll taxes.

Prevaricator-in-Chief

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