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July 15, 2017

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Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

God what an awful, muddled article.
I can't abide Ayn Rand but Holy Smokes what half wit wrote that critique?
Not the Jimmy Stewart I knew.

TM did sucker us into reading another ghastly NYT story so I guess he got a good laugh out of it...

Jane

Who is Jon Snow?

narciso

he's sort of what passes for a hero in westeros jane,

Clarice Feldman

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/14/republicans-state-payoffs-obamacare-240578

You know they're getting serious now.

Porchlight

Ayn Rand was not a great prose stylist, but I still find her concepts exciting.

What happens if the titans of industry collectively say "screw this, I'm out"?

It's pretty interesting.

henry

Popular culture, I am clueless.

DrJ

I'm sure this will be a best seller:

James B. Comey, the former FBI director who was fired in May by President Donald Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration.

Comey has been meeting with editors and publishers in New York in recent days, and he is being represented by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at the literary agency Javelin. The book is expected to go to auction this week, and all the major publishing houses have expressed keen interest, Latimer said.

The book will not be a conventional tell-all memoir, but an exploration of the principles that have guided Comey through some of the most challenging moments of his legal career.

Jane

I love Ayn Rand. I was just graduating from college as a massive liberal and I picked up her books and couldn't put them down.

narciso

so, another person who facilitated miss vedelnitskaya's appointment, is a another former maverick aide, larry wiles,

Clarice Feldman

The Comey book will go on my list with Chelsea's and the Obamas'--Yours, too, I guess.

narciso

I can guess who the ghost is, gary graff, who wrote the tendentious profile of kislyak in gq I referred earlier to,

Jane

Me too Clarice.

narciso

Westeros is a bloodsoaked medieval landscape, in game of thrones,

DrJ

Yours, too, I guess.

Well, Clarice, I've not started to auction my book yet. :)

narciso

speaking of, I didn't get a chance to peak at silva's latest, but I did skim through brad thor's latest, he chose an interesting villain, one of those scorpions, weaned on the west's largesse, and sort of borrowed an earlier silva plot, reasonably well plotted,

as I understand from the reviews of the former, allon, uses a new lure to trap saladin,a very high end club, that is part of his partner' money laundering operation,

Ralph L

Rand makes a funny appearance in the novel Old School. I don't know how I got a copy, but it's worth reading. Wiki is inaccurate since Hemingway is a key factor but doesn't make an appearance.

Sbwaters

Last page. We may not need it, but here it is.

Sbwaters

SO, Clarice, would Virginia Postrel converse?

I’m not sure what she considers her proposed book to be about.

henry

McCain in hospital following blood clot removal from above his eye.

Sbwaters

Ayn Rand deserves attention if only for her precise definition of racism:

Racism is ignorant over-generalization.

Buckeye

McCain in hospital following blood clot removal from above his eye.

Does it make me a bad person that when I read that I was disappointed it wasn't more serious?

Jack is Back!

sbw. Not watching Fox but NESN. Pretty good coverage and color.

Grandpa's sweater is just about half-way unthreaded. Keep pulling it MFM, keep pulling that loose thread, please.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Lunch at anywhere close to the O,mi is pretty pricey (including the Omni). There is a Steak n Shake a short walk north of the Omni.

Otherwise, it looks like steak houses or the Omni, and I am not thinking $25 each for lunch is reasonable. (I was sort of shocked. Haven't been downtown except for Shapiro's in quite a while.)

Nate is off that day and is excited about seeing you again. He had a great time on his trip and you two can trade travel stories.

11:00 seems like a good time, since you will be on in a new time zone.

If I play my cards right I can get Nate to drive. HA!

narciso

I know it's like shooting fish in a barrel

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/the-sins-of-fathers-and-grandfathers.php

glenda

"McCain in hospital following a blood clot removal from above his eye"...

ok--Who, finally--knocked him in the face? /s
or--Is it like Hillary hiding out in the hospital when her secret server-leaking classified info for $$..hiding from the FEDS? /s

Maybe an excuse for "retiring before he's charged with felonies?"...or just an old-age arteriosclerotic episode?

God forgive my negativity..

Clarice Feldman

Textiles, sbwaters. An interesting topic and one with a big role in early economics. The Northern Italin Banks were created thru the income from wool textiles and the Lyon, France ones thru the sale of silks. It probably will be an interesting book.

Jack is Back!

Not new, narc. Posted on the prior thread.

What is new is that Brooks had grandfathers and fathers.

Bubarooni

" Haven't been downtown except for Shapiro's in quite a while."

Ah... Shapiro's...

Jack is Back!

Top of the 15th. Yanks 1, Sox 1. It will never end....until someone does a walkoff. Singles and walks aren't working for either team.

narciso

If I missed it, ann's birthday was on Wednesday.

narciso

I noticed an atlantic council contributor, alex kilberg (Shirley) penned a frothy tome on cyberwarfare, that takes crowdstrike at face value,


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4027315/donald-trump-begs-theresa-may-to-fix-a-warm-welcome-for-his-state-visit-and-says-he-wont-fix-a-date-for-it-until-he-knows-hes-going-to-get-a-better-reception/

Jack is Back!

Yanks score no outs. Going to bed even though the Soxs can still win.

narciso

this is the fellow,

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coming-war-for-cyberspace-1500051589

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

Who the hell is Stan Papi?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy, Bubarooni,

I texted Nate to see if he knew of a medium price restaurant near the Omni. Since he is working for the Indianapolis Indians baseball team, I thought he might have a suggestion. I will let you know what he says.

I like Shapiro's too, Bubarooni, but it's a pretty far walk from the Omni.

Ralph L

Jeez, narciso, did you look at the right hand side of your Sun link at 9:32?

Captain Hate

Ayn Rand was not a great prose stylist, but I still find her concepts exciting.

Her characters are stick figures that exist to illustrate her political philosophy. There's a word, which I think starts with a "c", which accurately describes her fiction and is currently eluding me.

jimmyk

Missed the Virginia Postrel reference. Where'd that come from?

I know her from back in my univeresity days. She's written some interesting stuff, but also virulently #NeverTrump the last I saw.

narciso

so the fellow who enabled Russian Rachel ray, was one of skin crawling@danube's crew,

http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-huntsman-campaign-manager-steps-down-after-just-one-month-2011-7

jimmyk

Gawd, just read the NYT article, how sophomoric. Where do I get that 5 minutes back?

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

You want sophomoric, check out the latest little green pattericos.

narciso

is it really, are there all too familiar examples of Wesley mouch out there, and ellis toohey, isn't the point of certainly atlas shrugged, that the connected under the dog eat dog law, win out over the truly enterprising?

DrJ

check out the latest little green pattericos.

Don't. These people don't discuss anything that is interesting to me, at least. Well, other than narc.

narciso

btw ryan lochte, you know that kerfluffle from last year, sorry about that,

Bubarooni

MM, I haven't been there in a long time but, I gotta thing for pastrami...

As long as we are talking eateries...

My bros and families met at Yogi's in Bloomington tonight for a final dinner. They close for good next Saturday.

We've been eating there since the '80's when it was BW3 and we were poor college students.

It's never been anything other than good pub grub and a great atmosphere but will be sorely missed nonetheless.

The Borg Collective (I.U.) has bought the property. They ain't interested in a restaurant in that spot.

Things keep a changing. I think it's referred to as 'progress'?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I see now that McCain's recovery might keep him from DC and jeopardize the vote on healthcare, since he's recovering in Arizona.

Medivac him to DC. He's such a hero, you know.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Bubarooi,

Bloomington has changed a lot since I was there in 1966-67. Even when my daughter was there back in the 90's it was way different than what I remembered.

Clarice Feldman

jimmyk, Virginia posted on FB that she has a publisher for a new book she's writing.

Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

Carryover from prior thread..I'm so far behind!

Wow, Porch! I was Columbia at the Garden Hills Cinema for a while. Not that I remember much of any of it IYKWIM. Yowza. Just thinking about it gives me the acid flashbacks. :0

So JOM has two Columbias but we seem to be lacking a Magenta. Need to remedy that if we ever have a real live everyone meetup.

Went to the town square tonight to see a Journey Cover Band called Departure. Really good! If they ever get out to any of y'all's locales, I recommend them.

Next up is the Swimming Pool Qs on the 28th at the Vista Room. If anyone in the ATL or thereabouts wants to go with me, let me know.

https://www.thevistaroom.com/musiccalendar

narciso

there are safe spaces then there is epistemic closure,


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/07/if-you-spend-lot-of-time-in-harsh.html

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America

Man Tran

Re the RHPS from the last thread, only saw it once, but our fave that used to play Friday nights on High St at tO$U was A Boy and his Dog. Now that was a blast.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Deutsche: The Fed Has Created "Universal Basic Income For The Rich" And Now It Can't Get Out

Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

Heading out to join the People of Walmart... as an observer or as a member I'm not quite sure.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Bill Mauldin: “Financial Crisis” Coming By End Of 2018; Prepare Urgently.

Lots more good things at zerohedge with relatively few of their usual crackpot ones mixed in.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

narciso

just when you thought it was safe:


https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/15/neocons-enlist-in-anti-trump-resistance/

Frau Bier her!

Do you think McCain's medical condition just may keep him from being available to testify about the Russian dossier he sent to the FBI?

Nah, he wouldn't do that, would he?

Buford Gooch

McCain has been hiding behind his war hero status for decades now. Hiding in the hospital would not be a big change.

Stephanie

When does Meuller and his merry band of miscreants descend on the hospital room? Isn't that SOP?

At IHOP. Got a sudden case of the munchies without exposure to the normal root cause. :(

JimNorCal

Steph: "At IHOP. Got a sudden case of the munchies without exposure to the normal root cause."

Wait. What? "Normal root cause" For an attack of the munchies? Deplorable Stephanie, do you live in one of those states that sell the funny cigarettes? I just did not follow that at al ...

JimNorCal

When you think about it ...

Dave (in MA)

Looks like Jim's holding down the night shift all by his lonesome.

Porchlight

Stephanie! A fellow Columbia! How perfect, especially since this time last week we were on the Columbia River. :)

Here's something sweet:

DrJ

Clarice's Pieces:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/the_russian_collusion_story_the_acme_of_fake_news.html

JimNorCal

Repost for those who, like me, have given up and jumped forward.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/the-week-in-pictures-groundhog-day-edition-3.php

daddy

James B. Comey, the former FBI director who was fired in May by President Donald Trump, is writing a book

I hope it's leaked online prior to being printed, so that Comey gets stiffed in Book Sales, and the leaked chapters get torn to shreds by Internet hoards. That'd be Justice for this miserable slime ball.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

excellent column and I have a question.

What aren't these 501c3 companies required to list donors of money over, say, $2000? Since they advocate on issues which fall under the jurisdiction of Congress and the executive, I have never understood why the disclosure requirements aren't the same.

I ised to ask that question back on Free Republic when I suspected that the funders of some of these groups were OPEC countries. It still makes sense to me to have a law requiring that.

Clarice Feldman

Good morning, JOM. Thanks for posting Dr J.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I knew it!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/us/mccains-surgery-will-delay-senate-votes-on-health-care-bill.html?ref=oembed

Clarice Feldman

MM. McConnell needs every vote so he had to postpone. I have no idea on the 501©(3) issue. I suppose the Congress could amend the law to require all foreign donations be reported, but I suppose any such law would be easy to work around.

daddy

I am glad I was sober when I read Clarice's Excellent Piece's this morning. Packed to the brim with logic and explanations. It'd be a chore to try to take in if I was snockered, but it's a thing of beauty to a wide awake mind with a couple shots of espresso. Good Reading! Thanks Clarice.

As for Senator McCain, I'd be less than honest to say I'd be sad if McCain failed to wake up from his blood clot, but the Senator I really am worried about having an "unfortunate accident" is Chuck Grassley, who is one of the only guys in DC actively fighting the good fight. Hope Chuck's got a good food taster.


Here's a pic to help you quickly locate Clarice's Link which DrJ kindly linked above.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 21m21 minutes ago

HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?

===================================

I maintain that it was the surveillance of his family which sparked his original outrage.

He will not forget Don Jr. being attacked.

I ran across a column which indicates certain positions are not being filled because they are rejecting candidates who were too much on the Never Trump bandwagon. I will go gran that in a minute.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago

Thank you to all of the supporters, who far out-numbered the protesters, yesterday at the Women's U.S. Open. Very cool!

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The sneering set will view this tweet as self-puffery, but I can guarantee you if he didn't point this out, they would be running with "Trump greeted by protesters at his own golf course" stories.

Jack is Back!

Bravo Zulu, Clarice.

Great summary of where we have been and where we are in re Russia 24/7.

It allows folks like OL to get off the ledge and take Eyeore for a trot in the park🐎

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://freebeacon.com/columns/one-sentence-explains-washington-dysfunction/

Information on the refusal to hire those who attacked Trump on social media is down in the last 1/3 of the story.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that there was no Russian collusion in our winning campaign.

=========================================

Are all of you aware of this guy Caputo? He was hired to work for the Trump campaign but back i the 90's worked for Clinton and was sent to meddle in elections in ....Moscow!

He spoke up about this and the absence of Russian interference in the Trump campaign and he was rewarded by death threats from democrats.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4700578/Mark-Zuckerberg-ditches-Sun-Valley-meeting-24-hours.html

Why did he leave? Jared and Ivanka were getting all of the attention!

Bwahahaha!

daddy

Good Morning, Miss M,

My treat and anyplace is OK. St Elmo's, Shapiro's, PF Chiang's, The Rathskeller in the Atheneum, YardHouse, Kilroy's, Rock Bottom, Claddagh's, that Jap joint the Mikado, etc. All within easy walking distance for me. Find out what Nate's dying for and let him decide. When's the last time he's had a good steak dinner? He's a growing boy, so St Elmo's with shrimp cocktail beforehand is fine by me since Dennis Miller swore by the place:)

I think we still have each other's E-Mails so we'll play it by ear. My game plan today is to see if I can hunt down a used copy of "The Great Upheaval" in one of the many used bookshoppes in town, then meet my co-pilot at 4 for merriment. Local time 15 minutes after noon, and looks sunny and nice outside.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago

With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!

daddy

Clarice makes the "Must Read" list at Lucianne.com!

Clarice Feldman

MM, I know for a fact of 2 of those clowns.

The entire front section of the WaPo today seems to be dedicated to proving Ivanka uses foreign labor for producing her stuff amazing

Tom Bowler

Excellent Pieces, Clarice.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

St. Elmo's is not open for lunch. They run a sister restaurant next door called Harry & Izzy's, which is.

Address is 153 South Illinois Street. Here's a gander at their site and menu:

http://www.harryandizzys.com/

They have steaks and the world-famous shrimp cocktail (which alas, I cannot eat any more due to an allergy) as well as sandwiches and pasta.

By the way, Nathan's other grandfather used to run the Rathskeller Restaurant. My son's wedding reception was there back in 95. I don't mind going there either, although the food is not a treat for Nate since his Opa, now retired, cooks that stuff every Sunday.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

When do we get the wasted money back from Al Gore?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/mit-researchers-slam-global-warming-data-new-report-no-way-valid-representation-reality/
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Enjoyed your Pieces, Clarice.

"The Media Has lost all Credibility, Serving as the semi-official newsroom for the Democratic Party"
IMO, "semi-" may not be needed,

Buckeye

daddy, got about half way through the prelude of "The Great Upheaval" last night. Winik does an excellent job describing the punishment norms and fake news propagation of the day that lead to the Salem witch trials.

I am sure you will want to read that!

Mrs. Buckeye's genealogy searches has produced many interesting snippets about ancestors, and already the book is helping put them in context.

Buckeye

As usual Clarice, great job laying out the facts.

daddy

Miss M,

I've walked by Harry and Izzy's a hundred times. That's fine by me. About 9 AM on the 19th I'll wake up and see where we're meeting.

Another Congressman doing good service for us is Dave Brat, the guy who come out of nowhere to defeat Eric Cantor. Paul Ryan is mighty lucky he doesn't have somebody who is as smart and principled as Dave Brat opposing him in his District.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

The Baron Trump books have made it to Conservative Treehouse and YouTube. That guy Styxhexenhammer who has a YouTube channel has also done a video on it. He thinks it's some sort of occult thing along with Kek and Pepe.

Myself, I think sometimes we are given signs from God so that our courage won't fail.

Ralph L

NPR leads with the Tjr meeting, then Hawaii court.

anonamom

NPR says McCain can't travel for a week, so Senate vote on healthcare (welfare/insurance company boondoggle) bill delayed by McConnell.

McCain finally of some use to me.


Clarice is a must-read---and must-share too.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Superb Pieces, clarice.
If it hasn't happened already I foresee the Dem argument about the Great Russian scare to devolve to "if Trump n Sons are dumb enough to fall for our obvious, incompetently executed and concocted, intelligence community inspired trap and smear campaign then he has no business being president. IMPEACH HIM FOR FALLING FOR OUR INSIPID INCOMPETENCE!"
Of course he did no such thing, but that hasn't stopped their hinged jaws and unhinged minds yet.
The bottom line is it takes a Potemkin Village to raise an idiot child like Hillary Clinton, and even then they couldn't raise her fat ass a measly half inch to get it over the threshold of the door to the Oval Office.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--NPR leads with...--

First, there's the problem right there.
Second, there is no second.

anonamom

Great Upheaval is in my roll on, and I am publicly committing to two hours a day of reading a book (til my peeps arrive, anyway).

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

Another comment on your column from me.

You brought up such a good point about how you have to work to find reliable information. This is true in so many ways. One of the important benefits of JOM is the ability to get feedback on stories, such as when henry points out stuff about the Wisconsin political landscape or Old Lurker points out perils in certain segments of real estate.

The sad thing is that most people do not have access to that type of feedback, and what's worse, they don't even know that they need it!

Almost everything my dem sister believes about politics is completely wrong. She has BOTH of Hillary's books and knows zilch about Benghazi or the Clinton Foundation, which she believes is a great charity.

When Trump won, she couldn't even TALK to anyone in the family who supported him. She thought we had all gone insane. I am not kidding. She will probably have to be hospitalized if Hillary is indicted, and I am not kidding about that, either.

She doesn't go on the internet. She watches CNN and NBC for her news and reads the local Gannett paper. She thinks she is well-informed.

I don't know what one can do for people like that. We do need to pay attention to the old media and maybe buy one of the networks or something. There is no doubt that although the well-informed are on the internet, there are still large numbers of people who are in a news bubble, without knowing that they are.

Clarice Feldman

Thanks.

henry

New thread

donald

August 5 in Athens Steph. The Dashboard Saviours are
Playing (That's Michael Gibson's band) on a huge bill that includes THE Wayne Kramer from the MC5!

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