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July 20, 2017

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Frau Sonnenfinsternis

Tom Maguire. You seek him here, you seek him there. Nothing but new threads do I see!

henry

That is a fascinating article.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Bolt doesn't look juiced and I hope he isn't. It would be nice to have one extraordinary athlete who got there by natural gift and hard work.
Here's lookin at you Lance.

Dave (in MA)

Ooops.

henry

Dave, what on earth is that? Harvard's new deans?

Captain Hate

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NZnJ-jpSDKU

Dave (in MA)

I don't know, but I think it's a fair response to a rickroll.

clara

Dave, revolting.

henry

Dave, you couldn't put that in TM's tweet stream?

(My comment is designed to scroll that abomination up off the active part of the page.

Dave (in MA)

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How's that, Henry?

Dave (in MA)

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/07/20/243317682/gaylord-perry-hits-home-run-just-minutes-after-neil-armstrong-moon-landing

Ooops #2

henry

;)

Texas Liberty Gal

lyle -Sexton & Matthews get right to the point and discuss news of the day. And I won't diss on Steyn since you like him so much, that would be so rude!!! 😋

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

In high school back in the early 60's we had a white kid on the track team who ran the 100 against the fastest black kids and wiped them every time.

He ran pigeon footed.

I was lucky that I did javelin and shot.

lyle

No prob, TLG. I might have omitted one of these:😎

Rush has some excellent guest hosts. Steyn just cracks me up.

lyle

Nice Richard Thompson link, CH. Strangely apropos for me these days. Sigh.

lyle

So my bs (you make me the call) recovery does have an upside: it's allowed me to not have to attend not one, not two, but three in-law weddings this summer. 👊 Yes!

Jack is Back!

Dave,

Damn that is bar trivia that can earn beaucoup money.

Captain Hate

Nice Richard Thompson link, CH. Strangely apropos for me these days. Sigh.

It was meant to sync up with the thread title. If it's any consolation I just got back from walking 57 pounds of bone, teeth, fur and muscle whose tendency to chase squirrels and, as of tonight, rabbits keeps me from shooting the rock.

Porchlight

lyle,

The last wedding I attended was my SJW cousin's in San Diego, four days after the election. Damn, was that ever sweet. :)

***I do wish her happiness, and I didn't gloat or even bring up the subject. But if I had, knowing all the crap the three of us Trump voters who attended have taken over the years from that crowd, well, we would have earned it.

Jack is Back!

Porch,

You are a saint. Me? I can't keep my mouth shut and my Belgian euro pess indoctrinated relatives steer clear of me since they know I will contridict every damn thing they say and do in an ugly American way.

In fact, I love being an ugly American.

Femall

Porchlight

I wish you had been there, JiB. :)

Buckeye

Lyle, did Mrs.Lyle attend the in-law weddings without you?

If so, there will be a price to be paid:)

Buckeye

Dave (in MA)

I saw that vertical post and a feeling of dread started to come over me.

Thought the shithead was back.

Catsmeat

Ok, I know I've been absent a while--but what does "Femall" mean? Apologies for ignorance. If it's something totally obvious I should have gotten, don't tell me, as there's no reason to make a grown woman do a double or triple wince.

DrJ

"eff em all."

Ralph L

my Belgian euro pess indoctrinated
wrong vowel

Ralph L

A quiz for Catsmeat
Which Austen heroine are you?
I didn't know they still had women's pages.

Catsmeat

Oh, I should have been able to figure that out. Thanks, DrJ. Another occasion for for the napkin of shame.

Ralph L, those quizzes are beyond stupid--they don't understand the characters or their way of thinking at all and certainly don't understand the late 18th/early 19th century. The character I like best is Anne Elliot from Persuasion, but the one I'm most like is Emma (from Emma, self-evidently).

Catsmeat

I took the quiz and it said Elizabeth Bennet, which might be right or no, but it's certainly a bad quiz, with each question comprised of some dubious parallel between judgments made by a woman today and judgments made by conservative gentry ladies in Austen's day. Misleading, I'm afraid, to modern ladies, who think the past is all just a differently dressed and more sexist version of today.

DrJ

Oh, I should have been able to figure that out.

Since I read Clarice (a foreign language to many), at first it took me a few readings too. Initially I read it as "Female" and I knew that wasn't right.

Catsmeat

That's a generous way of putting it, DrJ--thank you! "Female" was ruled out of court at the start, certainly!

Porchlight

Catsmeat,

I identify with all the heroines in different ways. Or should I say different stages in life. Starting with Catherine, then Emma, then Elizabeth, then Elinor, then Anne, then Fanny. :)

Catsmeat

Porch, that makes a lot of sense, and even Catherine has a lot to teach us. You are right that Fanny is close to the most adult of them, but I'd argue Anne is even more mature, with Elinor close behind her. Fanny is so young--give her a few years and she'll be even more sure of herself (especially after having a baby--that's the reason she and Edmund feel the need for a bigger residence at the end of the novel--a really indirect way of telling the reader that Fanny is pregnant)!

Catsmeat

Nytol--

lurkersusie

Mm

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for President Trump's outside legal team, has resigned, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

John Santucci, a senior editorial producer, first reported the news and said that there is no word yet from Corallo himself. The Washington Post also reported Corallo's ouster.

Corallo has been putting out statements on behalf of Marc Kasowitz, Trump's personal lawyer who is representing the president in any matter concerning the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Corallo, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, reportedly had been pushing back against any public criticism of Robert Mueller, who is the special counsel running the federal probe looking into Russian meddling.

Politico reports, citing an unnamed person who spoke with Corallo, that he had complained there was "too much fighting all the time" in the White House and that there was too much conflict among the lawyers.

Mueller's investigation also reportedly may be checking whether Trump obstructed justice, and on Thursday Bloomberg reported that the probe is parsing through Trump's business dealings.

The Washington Post report says that Trump's legal team is exploring ways to undermine Mueller and is examining the scope of Trump's pardoning ability, including for himself.

It was reported earlier this month that Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Jared Kushner, who is a top adviser and son-in-law to Trump, was dropping her responsibilities in defending Kushner on issues related to various Russia probes.

Porchlight

Catsmeat, Anne is my favorite and definitely the most mature. I identify with her the most, but I listed Fanny last, because in middle age I have developed a new understanding of and fondness for her. She was utterly foreign to me when I first read the novel. :)

lurkersusie

Republicans let the Democrats control the narrative

Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/top-dems-slow-rolling-ethics-probe-delay-investigation-obama-leaks/amp/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Just checking in. I spent a relaxing evening fixing my vacuum cleaner while watching a Poirot mystery.

I have nothing to add to anything, and am heading to bed.

Nytol!

lyle

Buckeye: yes. She went sans moi. Number one was three days after surgery. Completely understandable, right? Number two is in two weeks in Colorado Springs. I have Biscuit duty. Number three is the end of Aug. Turns out I stills will be "in recovery."

Highest of fives.

lurkersusie

Government keeping our personal information safe, NOT

Over 5 million Social Security numbers exposed in Kansas breach: report | TheHill
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/343028-kansas-breach-exposed-over-5-million-social-security-numbers-report?amp

GUS

Watching Mexico v Honduras. Mas Macho!!

Ralph L

The movie version of Fanny Price was almost a lesbian bluestocking. By far the worst Austen movie. In the book, she was mostly a foil.

Ralph L

Jamie Gorelick... dropping her responsibilities in defending Kushner
From her track record, she was probably contacting Putin on behalf of Hillary during the campaign.
Is it too late to make a nasty nickname for Gorelick?

Gentlejim

Just about finished with family vacation in Breckenridge, CO. Made the drive over to Leadville today. What spectacular country.

Frau Kaiser Vespasian

The news announcement I read, stated that Jamie "Hiding on the 9/11 Committee" Gorelick begged off from the Kushner job because of continued flack from liberal friends, relatives and all other Dems in the neighborhood world.

I thought pecunia non olet.

Frau Kaiser Vespasian

It's never too late, Ralph L @ 11:24- sling it and make it stick!

Off to the comfy chair for a date with a book.

lurkersusie

I thought pecunia non olet.

I thought cocktail parties.

Frau Kaiser Vespasian

heh!

lurkersusie - thank you for the continued info on a daily basis

G'nyt

GUS

Oh dear!!

Barbara

At times I have to wonder whether Jeff Sessions is living in the real world. Did he have any idea when he took on the responsibilities of the Attorney General what his priorities should be? Or does he think he's still the AG in Alabama?

lurkersusie

News: Marc Kasowitz out as @POTUS attorney

Ralph L

Frau, Abbe Lowell of Iran-Contra fame took over before she quit. Guess he doesn't care about cocktails.

Hilllick is the best/vilest I can come up with.

Buckeye

Hey GUS

Check out this listening room.

https://youtu.be/Zjt--Y6bEQc

Jeff is a bit "out there" but he has everything you would ever want to listen to on vinyl, something like 20,000 LPs, and he has listened to them all.

Hung out for a weekend one time, he turned me on to recording few people even know exist.

It was a treat.

Barbara

Any truth to this?

Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night.

Story dated July 13, 2017

https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

rich

take it I'll never catch up. A digest version ... seems it is never-ending bad news for Trump (not sure about taking to the Times to bad mouth the AG or his lawyers leaving). Suppose everyone in DC knows what side their bread is buttered on though ... any odds on when the GOP congress starts the article of impeachment.

and I see over at Drudge Maxine Waters would mull over a run.

lyle

You know that Urban Meyer hoax that was percolating around the intarwebs earlier this week? Fuggetaboutit. The real resignation? Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss. Urban Meyer/Hugh Freeze. Easily confused...

Buckeye

Lyle, Urban is having a banner recruiting year, didn't compute that he would quit.

Just snagged another #1 prospect yesterday. Tight end I think.

What is the story with Freeze?

rich

Escort service at the school helping with recruiting.

rich

ooops, the University found that he was calling the escort service up for himself ...

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20117453/hugh-freeze-ole-miss-rebels-resigns-escort-service-calls-cited

narciso

Yes there was a big kerfluffle about that now Rahm Emmanuel mailed,people dead fish but that's ok. Speaking of that fmr Ashcroft spokesman cirallo is one of the worse slithy toves, last working as a flack for Nigerian oligarch chagoury.

Buckeye

I just read about it Rich.

Kind of stupid. 18 year old guys are not going to keep something like that a secret.

narciso

Well it shows he's a selfstarter so scaramucci as communication director, any thoughts. Why has pompeo been as quite as a basenghi

rich

discovery as part of a lawsuit ... ooops. Shoulda, shoulda remembered that phone number.

Barbara

Rich,

I'm way behind, but Marc Kasowitz and his spokesman resigning make sense if Kasowitz lost his cool and wrote those ridiculous emails.

As far as the NYT interview and the President's criticism of Jeff Sessions are concerned, I believe that by now people should understand that Donald Trump is not your average GOPe politician. He'll use whatever venue he wants to get his message across. If he's sending a message to Sessions, I hope the AG is listening.

Someone commented on Facebook that the reactions of the GOP leaders to all of these things is "as weak as kitten piss." I really can't disagree. The Stupid Party is so cowardly, they'll find a way to ruin one of this country's greatest election victories yet. I imagine that President Trump is fed up with the lot of them.

narciso

Exactly I might havevusrd more diplomatic language but the point still remains.

Buckeye

Only for himself,and not to recruit. Piece I read suggested recruiting but was vague.

Seems a little odd. University must have wanted him gone.

rich

I don't think messaging is the problem narciso.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Is it too late to make a nasty nickname for Gorelick?--

Gore-lick isn't nasty enough already?

Barbara

narciso,

So, maybe the resignation is a good thing?

Did Emanuel really send people dead fish? LOL. And these guys are worried about being called out?

And you're right. Where is Pompeo these days?

narciso

The retromingent nature of Washington

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/trumps-big-concession-to-putin.php

rich

Buckeye-

they probably don't what a Miami sized problem on their hands. It started the same way-impermissible benefits-the school self imposing sanctions, then it got worse and worse.

rich

Mistakes were made. We'll do better.

rich

It was that other dude's fault.

narciso


I think we can conclude mensch is,a,replicant

https://www.steynonline.com/7987/working-the-room-collusion-edition

rich

Posted by: Barbara | July 21, 2017 at 12:48 AM

Sessions endorsement is what got me to take his candidacy seriously. A rupture would start to peg my "oh shit" meter.

Muller combing through Trump's business deals going back a decade-wtf-they are going to find Form 174J filed on yellow paper and not the required green paper?

The lot of them should be waterboarded, just for sport.

Barbara

What's all this stuff about President Trump's weight? Don't these people know he has to wear "long underwear" as President Reagan referred to his protective gear?

Barbara

Your comment about Sessions having an influence on your support for Trump the candidate was my experience, too.

The lot of them should be waterboarded, just for sport.

I'm all for that.😀😇

daddy on iPhone

I think Dave's 07:57 is what the Dartmouth Women's Swim Team got suspended for making their rookies produce: Dartmouth women’s swim team placed on probation for hazing incident

School officials say first-year team members were pressured to make a sexualized PowerPoint presentation.

Barbara

You know what I think? I think that they need ordinary people like us to run the show in Washington.

We could do a pretty good job of it too! We certainly couldn't do any worse.

rich

>>>We could do a pretty good job of it too! We certainly couldn't do any worse.


Posted by: Barbara | July 21, 2017 at 01:35 AM<<<

I would take a pair of pliers and blowtorch into work everyday.

Barbara

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!

When you're dealing with entrenched government operations that haven't followed the law let alone a manual, for decades, I'd say a blow torch and a backhoe should be mandatory equipment.

rich

I would get medieval on they ass ...

GUS

Daddy??? Was that RE-POST necessary???

It's like Richard Simmons........BOYYYYZZZZZZZ.

I'm watched the NANCY BOYZ over and over again. I couldn't HEPP MY BAD SELF. I was trying to figure out whether IT WAS A PARODY.
Sweet Mother of Gawd. It wasn't a parody, it was REAL DUDES looking for work.

OUCH.

Barbara

Along those lines but at a different venue, I read the other day that when the marines were finished going over the Island of Saipan in 1944-45, they off-loaded 22 thousand tons of Japanese documents.

Just imagine.

GUS

My DEAR BARBARA...!!! The LAST THING D.C. wants, is REAL PEOPLE, like US!!!

To quote squishy Wisconsin Speaker of the HOUSE...Paulie No nuts Ryan........

"That's not WHO WE ARE"

rich

Posted by: narciso | July 21, 2017 at 12:56 AM

nuts. "non-jihadist rebels ..."

flying pigs, honest Clintons, sober Hillary!, courageous gop politicians

...hey guys, guess what, Russia won it ... about 2 years ago.

Barbara

Yes, rich, I do believe that Medievel is the only way.

rich

Posted by: Barbara | July 21, 2017 at 02:03 AM

I think the haul from Iraq was pretty big (maybe not 22 000 tons big, but big).

Barbara

They don't want us Gus, but I'm convinced that we're the only ones to do it. And we could ya know.

GUS

On a mind blowing SERIOUS NOTE, vis a vis, the FECKLESS, DISHONEST EFFFFING FONEY, RePUBLITARD party. When Barry Sissy Pants took office, the FED budget was APPROXIMATELY 2.5 TRILLLLLLLLLLION DOLLARS. This included fighting BIN LADEN, AND, the TALIBAN.
After the PORK U LUS, fuxxxxxing MONSTROSITY, that was RAMMMMMMMMED DOWN OUR GIZZARD, the spending became 3.5 TRILLLLLION. That SPENDING CONTINUED FOR 8 YEARS as part of a FUXXXXXXXXXXING Continuing resolution.
WHO APPROVED the EVERY YEAR EXTRA TRILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING, and.....
WHY HAS IT INCREASED.

What the FUXXXXXX IS WRONG WITH US!!!!?????
ALL OF US???????
WHO BRINGS THIS FISCAL CLUSTERFUXXXXXX to LIGHT, OTHER THAN ....ME???

And why do THE REPUBLICANS not say, WHAT I AM SAYING????

Barbara

I don't know who those people are anymore, GUS. There are some new ones in the House who are ready to do what needs to be done. We need more like them.

We need fewer Trey Gowdys AND Susan Collinses, Mukowskis and McConnell's.

AND - McCain needs to resign as of yesterday!

GUS

Barbara, the GOPe, wants the GOPe. They LOVE power, YET, the would rather be THE MINORITY and allow OBAMA et al, to RAPE AMERICA, than to be INSIGNIFICANT.
Lead, Follow or get the FUCK out of the way.
I have a 16 year old SON/EAGLE SCOUT, who needs to be OUR FUTURE.
Paulie Ryan, PROLLY thinks, "THAT'S NOT WHO WE ARE".

That is NOT LEADERSHIP. That is not WHO "WE" are, Pathetic Paulie Ryan. Shame on you and your WIMP ASS.

Barbara

'Niters to all! See you all at late night on JOM in the anteroom next to the ledge tomorrow.

GUS

Barbara, the PROBLEM IS.... Trey Gowdy is a "Good guy". Trey Gowdy is far far far more GOOD, than MOST REPUKELIBTARDS. Paul Ryan, has been a FRIEND of mine for 20 years.
HE SUCKS. Trey Gowdy is all HAT and ZERO CATTLE.
It's not about what you SAY YOU ARE. Life and Reality is about...WHAT YOU .....DO......YOU ARE.
My lovely Barbara. Which REPUBLICAN has gone to the MATT for YOU....or ...ME.. OR ...AMERICA???

GUS

John McCain, was SHOT DOWN as a NAVY PILOT, in North Vietnam. John McCain was injured, captured, taken Prisoner, imprisoned, and ABUSED in Hanoi. John McCain was held and "abused" for 5 and a half years. By all accounts (and I do not believe one fuxxxing word, the Marxist Media says...... John McCain was extremely honorable during his CAPTIVITY. John McCain should be proud of himself for his SERVICE and his HONOR DURING CAPTIVITY.
His POLITICAL CAREER does not match his HONOR as a POW.

daddy

"That's not WHO WE ARE"

If I was running against Paul Ryan that'd be my Campaign slogan: He's not Who We Are!

Come to think of it, that ought to be the slogan of any new candidate running against any of these tired Repub squishes.

James D.

I would take a pair of pliers and blowtorch into work everyday.

I'd want something that had better range, so you could pacify your coworkers before going to town with pliers and blowtorch. Safety first!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.axios.com/trump-expected-to-make-scaramucci-communications-director-2462822930.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 9m9 minutes ago

Gabriel: "Lord, America is in trouble and the Democrats booed you!"
God: "Sound the Trump!"
Gabriel: "Just did."

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Attention: this is a joke.

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