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April 02, 2017


Trade Craft

Well she is a proud German after all. Ask her what makes her pride swell.

art in newport

Obama still in Tahiti

Jack is Back!


Since when did Japan, Denmark and France become eastern European?


Agree with Iggy, Redford is terrible. Don't like a single one of his movies.

Clarice Feldman

It's my understanding that the R;s have the votes to kill the filibuster--

Jack is Back!

Forget Murkowski, McCain, Collins and Graham. McConnel is the guy with all the control on legislation, rules and most importantly committee assignments. If they buck him it is hari-kari.

Never going to happen, believe me. Even McCain understands what McConnell can do in his position and its a lot more than Al Franken telling him to shut up.


Ah veruca salt, she never goes away. Maverick not finding the wisdom to retire in the problem.

Clarice Feldman

They only need 51 votes to end the filibuster rule--per wikipedia:In most proposed variations of the nuclear option, the presiding officer would rule that a simple majority vote is sufficient to end debate. If the ruling is challenged, a majority would be required to overturn it. If the ruling is upheld, it becomes a precedent. This would end what had effectively become a 60-vote requirement for confirmation of an executive or judicial nominee, or the passage of legislation.


The Dems have no justification for filibustering a judge of Gorsuch's caliber. He's no Harriet Miers. And he'd fill the Scalia seat, not the Ginsburg.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The girl who gets gifts from birds.


I saw the natural in 83, and sneakers in 92, by that point his dotian gray had begun to slip.

Jack is Back!


Correct. Everyone gets cloture of filibuster (60) confused with confirmation (51).

You do not need 60 to confirm only a majority.

And there should be no deal to give them a mirror image replacement for Ginsburg. F**k them. Bring on the next Heritage candidate. Make them eat S**t if you want to win in 2018 and 2020. No let up. Full speed ahead. Make Chuckie go yelling in upper east side eateries the rest of his miserable tenure.


What's galling about McCain's "look at me" acts is that he's the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, but he rarely pipes up about what should be his main focus. The Phoenix VA was cited as the worst in dereliction and abuse of vets in the country several years ago. How could McRINO miss that? What excuse could there possibly be?

Jack is Back!

In case you are on twitter. Some sage advice:


Speaking of Robert Redford,our first date was going to see "The Sting." Hubby fell asleep! So,for 40+ years,whenever we've watched "The Sting" I get to say,remember when you fell asleep? Ha.


I hope the recent healthcare vote debacle Paul Ryan oversaw provided an object lesson in what not to do for McConnell. He hasn't faced a trial by fire during his short ML tenure, but the Gorsuch vote is one which will define him. I hope he paid close attention to how ML George Mitchell got things done.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

matt - 'Cleo is out on a weekend pass. His unfortunate family must hate that.

btw How are the chickens doing in your canyon? I htought of you lately. We bought a dwarf avocado tree in Tustin and had lunch at Mattern's.

Jack is Back!

Okay, I will start the Master's thread by predicting that this year's winner is someone who has won the Master's before.


Are you betting against Dustin Johnson

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Gee, laugh at Ben's cluelessness and he thinks you've violated some commandment.

You're inadvertently hilarious so you should celebrate the inadvertent joy you bring to the world with me.


Weaponizing disclosure

Janet 🚬

I wonder if anyone or anysite keeps track of who has appeared the most on the MFM networks? I will bet a steak dinner it's McCain by a mile since he represent both the Dems and GOP at the same time.

2 old comments on McCain -

“For the better part of 20 years now, every time McCain pushes the Republican-bashing button, he gets a food pellet from the press corps. At this point he probably couldn’t stop if he wanted to.”" - comment at an article on McCain

and this one -

from bgates ~ "It's always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone," McCain told Huffington Post's Jon Ward"

McCain hates people who get the media megaphone
-as he's told the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, and Newsweek, and Anderson Cooper, and Meet the Press, and CBS' This Morning, and Jon Stewart, and The View...."



1984, its a how to guide:

Old Lurker

Could not agree more with JiB...the idea that there is a Scalia seat or Ginsburg seat is total BS which exists nowhere in the Constitution. Plus when was the last time a Dem appointment flipped Conservative? Vs Souter or Kennedy, say?

Trade Craft

I think I see what you mean ignatz, but sometimes you overdo the verbiage which somewhat clouds.

Now I would request a rewrite but I think you prefer cloudy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Thanks for the link to that list. I pretty much knew them all (and some I unfollowed on Twitter this fall) but it's a handy list to have around.

Ben Sasse is particularly obnoxious to me, as he got a lot of publicity when he was first elected and now believes his own press.

Trade Craft

How about..

John Wayne is as good an actor as Redford.

Oh. Now I stepped in it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Forgot to say, from that same list Rick Wilson is pure evil.

That is all.

Trade Craft

How about Chuck Norris or Tom Selleck..?


Here's an upbeat update on our $78 Million Ice-Breaking FerryBoat, now sold to the Philippine Red Cross for $1.75 Million, a loss of only $76.25 Million for US Taxpayers.

1: (August 2006) Here's Lisa Murkowski laying the keel of the $78 Million M/V Susitna.

2: (June 2010) Here's Lisa Murkowski christening the $78 Million M/V Susitna:

3 (Sept 2013) Heres the M/V Susitna docked and rotting and now for Sale for $78 Million to whoever will buy the thing.

4: (July 2016) Here's the M/V Susitna sold to the Philippine Red Cross for $1.75 Million!

5: (1 April 2017) Here's the exciting contest, put out by the Philippine Red Cross, to submit your suggestion for a New Name for the NEW RED CROSS SHIP TO SERVE AS AMBULANCE AND DISASTER RESPONSE VESSEL

The name

To join the contest, one must first sign up to become a PRC volunteer. Participants can inquire about this through the PRC chapters in their own communities, or they can log on to the #NameThatRedCrossShip microsite at

Below are the guidelines for the #NameThatRedCrossShip contest...

My suggestion? The RPS LISA MURKOWSKI! If I win, hopefully she'll have a chance to head to the PI and christen it all over again!

Trade Craft

Funny. In my senior years memory sometimes fails.

I couldn't recall Chuck's last name so I googled numb chuck and damned if he didn't pop up.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

Exactly, JiB and OL @ 6:15. If, Gaia forbid, Curb Dive had been dragged into the WH, the entire SC would be packed with leftists zealots. Imagine Erwin Chermerinsky sextuplets.

Trade Craft


Imagine how outraged you'd be if it went to the Red Crescent.

Glass half-empty


Call it "The Murkowski" daddy.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

"Here's an upbeat update on our $78 Million Ice-Breaking FerryBoat, now sold to the Philippine Red Cross for $1.75 Million, a loss of only $76.25 Million for US Taxpayers."

As our teenaged son Secundus said, "Nobody's perfect."

Trade Craft

See, where Ignatz and others are confused is the difference between accurately emoting to the script AS YOURSELF vs acting many different roles.

Is that too condescending?


I beat you to it, Jane:)


I'm just glad that Government money grows on trees. Imagine if it actually came out of the pockets of working men and women. Boy, would we be in trouble if that was the case!

Gamecock Women beating the Mississippi Staters 25 to 16 so far in the National Finals.


Woopsie, it occurs to me the sanctions they thought are the eqivalebt if carter's grain embargo:

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus

"The DooDoo Drone 3000 (and its heavy duty counterpart DooDoo Drone 9000) picks up after your dog so you don't have to. Drop a location pin at the scene of the crime, and send your drone right in."

This technology will soon be adapted to troll removal. Carp is carp.


>Imagine how outraged you'd be if it went to the Red Crescent.

As if they would know what to do with it. They'd have to man it with Somali pirates. Who are, like, great at algebra or something.


Unmasked by Susan Rice?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Redford was awful in every role.
Chuck Norris is awful in every role.
Unlike Ben I can recognize the greatness of a Meryl Streep despite her odious politics.
Likewise I can objectively note that the Duke was a truly great actor who was limited in the roles he was great in. It is no given that any person can be a great actor playing themselves.
Redford can and has played a leftwing dillatente and he still stunk up the joint.
To understand how bad he is watch him opposite Streep and Klaus Maria-Brandauer in Out of Africa. I actually felt sorry for him.
Shoot, watch him opposite his horse...or a Jeremiah Johnson; it's a close run thing.

OTOH, who else in film history could have filled Wayne's shoes as well in The Quiet Man, Red River, Liberty Valence or The Searchers?
No. One.


great critique, iggy! Thank you!

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus

Put me in the anti-Redford column, and I'm not fond of Streep. It's either her nose or her reliance on accents. That was before her Alar performance which, as she related, Redford supplied her when she decided she needed a cause.


This is a nice gesture from Chick-fil-a:

Chick-fil-A, Inc.‏Verified account @ChickfilA Mar 31

ATL, come by for free breakfast with carpools 3+ Mon.-Fri. until 7:30am thru 4/14. Info:

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus

Indeed, Momto2. A wonderful company.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

And unlike Redford Chuck makes no pretense of being a great actor.

OTOH can Redford claim when he was born he drove his mom home from the hospital?

Can Redford state that he once fought superman and the loser had to wear his underwear over his pants?

Can Bobby note the First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed... unless it meets little Bobby Redford?

Of course not.
But those are just some of the documented facts about Chuck.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The dingo ate mah ba-bee!

I don't find her appealing but she seems quite talented.


An interesting story from an Alaska Native today in the local rag: Russia gave up Alaska. Why?

Well written and has a number of links, of which I found this the most interesting: The man who $old Alaska

One-hundred-fifty years later, Alaska knows the name of Secretary of State William H. Seward, the American who negotiated the purchase of Alaska. His name is on a city, a highway, a peninsula and more.

But what of the man on the other side of the table, Alexander II, autocrat and tsar of Russia? Who was he?

We learn odd like tidbits like this: Relations went better with the United States than France. As America broke into its Civil War and the European powers dithered over choosing sides, Alexander unequivocally supported the North. He sent Russian warships to New York and San Francisco in a show of force, just in case France or England harbored any plans to assist the Confederacy. Among those who toured the Russian warships was Mary Todd Lincoln.

The Russian officers were treated to a fabulous state dinner by Secretary of State Seward.

And who knew Mark Twain wanted to steal the guy's coat!

Trade Craft

Heh. Your critique is biased based on the roles he's chosen?

Obviously the ' cloud' over your head has come to you rescue again.

"John Wayne. Is this you? Is this me?"

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I was going to base my critique on the politics actors choose but that place was already taken.

Instead I'll pray for you.

Trade Craft

Pray for Buckeye and Trump.

Send me a check instead.


He was okay as "Death" in that Twilight Zone episode but Gladys Cooper, the old lady was great!

She was 'enry 'iggins mother and Eliza's confidante in "My Fair Lady."

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

And just to show I am tolerant of other faiths;

In the beginning there was nothing...then Chuck Norris Roundhouse kicked that nothing in the face and said "Get a job". That is the story of the universe.


All-time best movie monolog.

Tom Wilkinson-Michael Clayton

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I'll grant if you want a guy to play a corpse Redford is your man.


What are you guys having for dinner tonight?


Has new details about how SenJohnMcCain and DavidCornDC were involved with dossier. Too bad neither will talk about their involvement though.

How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Doss

James D

Streep is odious politically, but I have to admit she has done some fantastic work.

Check out "Adaptation" and also "Defending Your Life" for two maybe less well known films of hers that are totally worth seeing.



I dunno if you're really asking, but Chicken Eugene, a hopelessly old-fashioned casserole with chicken, bacon, dried beef (!!!), cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. And a big splash of white wine, of course.

Asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, orzo on the side.


I thought Streep was great in Kramer vs. Kramer and a lot of fun in Mamma Mia.

And that's all the nice things I have to say about her just now.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

When McRINO is fingered as complicit in compiling the dossier, in addition to operating the manure spreader so clumsily he stunk worse than usual, how many people with scarred backs will the old goat think he can count on to come to his defense?

I recommend the Uncle Leo gambit.


I had left over pad thai.

Florida has no good chinese restaurants. But we have a great Thai "palace"about 15 minutes away.



Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog » First They Came For Judge Napolitano

We understand that journalists use intelligence officials as anonymous sources and therefore accommodate them. But when a commentator like Napolitano breaks the mold with information that embarrasses the intelligence community, he must be supported, not punished with a suspension. Otherwise, the notion of a free and independent press is a joke.

Meanwhile, an anchor for Fox News, gay activist Shepard Smith, makes a mockery of conservative values on a regular basis and continues to enjoy the blessings of the channel’s owners. This is what happens when a conservative channel takes its conservative base for granted and moves to the left in order to appear more acceptable to the rest of the media. Smith was actually designated to declare on the air that Napolitano’s report was incorrect. No details were offered on what investigations were done, if any, to question the sources behind his claims. One source came forward to validate what the judge had said.

His “return” was instructive and quite uncomfortable. Host Bill Hemmer offered a lame joke that Napolitano “had a few quiet days” and “likely needed them.” Napolitano said he stood by his report that the British played a role in the surveillance, “and the sources stand by it.”

Clarice Feldman

That was going to be MY entry, daddy! Darm

Clarice Feldman

susan Rice?That'll be some cross exam--bring in her BenGhazi video crapola to discredit anything she might say in her defense


From LS's 07:46:

“It started off as a fairly general inquiry,” Steele would recall in an anonymous interview with Mother Jones, his identity at the time still a carefully guarded secret.

Well that right there is all you need to know about the bona fides of Christopher Steele of Russian Dossier fame.

"Golly, I'm a Super Top Secret Spy. What reputable Press outfit that everybody respects should I call to "anonymously leak secrets to?"

National Enquirer? No, they might miss my story beneath a pic of the Kardashians.

Weekly World News? No, Sasquatch's latest sighting would probably get top billing on the cover.

The SUN? No, I think they're running a retrospective on Page 3 girls, and Princess Diana.

News Of The World? No dag-nabbit, they're doing an in depth story on Nessie?

Grrrr. Charlie Hebdo? Oops, forgot. They're all dead.

The Onion? Already booked? Crimony.

Say, I've got it, Mother Jones! Bloody Hell, wonder why I didn't think of Mother Jones in the first place? That's where all the Top Spy's go to leak secrets anonymously. Mother Jones it is!"


Golfing with the President

Senator Rand Paul‏ @RandPaul

I had a great time today with @realDonaldTrump and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care!


Chicken Eugene


We are having corned Beef and Cabbage!

Am surprised, after my TarHeels whipped The University of Oregon last night, that you'd be having anything with the word "Eugene" in it. You sure you weren't secretly rooting for the bad guys?#$%


I've never been overly impressed with Redford, but I haven't seen very many of his movies, at least not in the last 30 years or so. Streep has been very good in almost everything I've seen her in, though I have the impression she chooses certain kinds of roles that her style works well for. But I haven't seen anything of hers in the last 10 years or so, and I gather she was pretty bad in the Florence Foster Jenkins movie.

I don't have a problem admiring good acting by very unlikable people. I think Sean Penn is a great actor, for example.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Ah geez, when I posted that Emmylou Harris link this morning I thought it said her birthday was this week but it's today.
Then this afternoon I realized what the date is.
She shares her birthday with Mrs Iggy though she is seven years older.
I've always kind of admired the way she has kept Gram Parsons alive in her heart, more out of gratitude than anything else, and I've appreciated it more over the last three years. Kind of helped me realize grief isn't a phase to get over, it's a new part of who you are.
I wish I knew how to write her a thank you note now that I know they shared a birthday.

Frau  Allergien im Aufzug

daddy, funny you should ask. I've decided to have Bratkartoffeln mit Speck und Spiegelei.

My spring allergies have kicked in...and

My husband went in for outpatient surgery last Monday. He came out, and just as I joined him in the recovery room, his pulse/blood pressure did a nose dive which set off a Code blue cum crash cart with the fastest gathering of medical people I have ever witnessed. I think some dropped from the ceiling. One person told me they were taking care of him. I responded, "Good. He keeps me out of the slammer," which is the truth.
Our hospital date which was supposed to be over at 11 a.m. was moved to the ER and we didn't get home till 7:30 that night. A holter monitor--new snazzy model-- was ordered and put in place on Thursday. A little before 4 am, we received a phone call that the cardiologist wanted him to go to the ER asap. By 4-something we were there and ready to sleep, er, roll. More tests and results that his heart as such is in good shape. The wiring is a little old. He already had ablation 10 years ago. This time, bradycardia may have been precipitated by a combination of factors. (I have not stayed in a Holiday Inn for decades, but I read anonamom faithfully.) So, Mr. Frau stayed in the hospital over night to see if the monitor showed anything else "funny" which it didn't. The holter device is neat because there is someone watching the data in real time. That's why he was called to the hospital right away.

He returned home yesterday afternoon. I have not been able to keep up here. I missed responding to Stephanie and pagar or anything else meaningful.

So, I'm sleep deprived, allergy plagued and lacking in any tolerance for the fracking olltrays.

Trade Craft

No response on the dearth (lol) of Trump links vs Obama?

Truly. Conservatives see hypocrisy as a

Frau  Allergien im Aufzug

Dearth to olltrays!

Trade Craft


It's grease for the goose.



Frau  Allergien im Aufzug

Here is the missing Oxford comma in my 8:29: ,

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)


Best to you and hubby.

I am done. Sleep fasty see you all tomorrow.

Trade Craft

Yes Frau Ganshsmalz

It's a Hofbrau of Winning.

Clarice Feldman

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Hi Frau.

Bless you and the Mister, and thanks for sharing with Family JOM.

Trade Craft

So what if it's Susan Rice?

You Republicans make me nauseous with your antidemocratic tactics.

Stop shooting the messenger and focus on the Trial of the Century.


Bratkartoffeln mit Speck und Spiegelei


Janet 🚬

Are there links to a Susan Rice story?

...something other than just the tweets?

I shared once that a friend who is a retired ambassador shared how most of the career State people couldn't stand Susan Rice.
She was bossy, mean, entitled ...& treated people like garbage.
The friend is a loyal lib & big Obama supporter . He shared his thoughts just out of the blue.

Trade Craft

I pray it was Rice. Just desserts.


Sounds like y'all are in very good hands, Frau. God bless you both.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Rand Paul played golf witht he president today, and says they are closer to a deal on healthcare.

I think Paul Ryan played, too.

Pagar, a bacon, ham and pork chop supporter

Jane, thanks so much from all my family.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Prayers for the mister and glad everything turned out ok!

Captain Hate

Best wishes to Mr. Frau and Frau.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am always puzzled by people who think they can convert voters by insulting them. This goes with all sides of the aisle, from Chuck Schumer and Ted Cruz to posters on the internet.

I learned a lot about politics on Free Republic from a guy who went by the name of Common Tater, who had worked in Ohio politics for years.

He said that politics is all about winning converts. It's a combination of sales and evangelism. You cannot win converts by insulting people and making fun of them.

When I see people doing that, whether it is Nancy Pelosi or some obscure poster, I realize they aren't interested in winning converts. They are simply interested in virtue signaling to people who agree with them.

So I ignore them.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ben Sasse's got a flight delay problem (so he says) and will not be back for the vote.

Mitch should call the President and send Trump Force One to go get that jerk. He's a Never Trumper and opportunist who thinks he has a road to the White house. To heck with that.

Get his butt on a private plane and get him to DC.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The vote I was discussing is the committee vote for Gorsuch.

I got so dang mad I fogot to explain what I was ranting about.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago

Melania and I are honored to light up the @WhiteHouse this evening, for
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Prayers for you, frau

I actually read her Bio, triple hack

Clarice Feldman

Clarice Feldman

Best wishes to you , frau and Mr. frau--

Clarice Feldman

Send an AF plane for him if they have to-

Clarice Feldman

9:12 refers to Sasse

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I think they should send Trump Force One and federal marshals to get him on the plane.

He's becoming as big a pain in the neck as McCain, only from the other wing.

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