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July 21, 2017

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Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Mueller needs to go!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://apnews.com/c24162eda00e4efd87bcf49493424090/Trump-legal-team-looking-to-investigate-Mueller-aides

lurkersusie

Special counsel Mueller is investigating possible money laundering by Paul Manafort https://t.co/9ejmlCoC7V?amp=1

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/21/trump-ally-scaramucci-expected-to-be-named-communications-director/

lurkersusie

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov tells NBC News Trump and Putin may have met more times https://t.co/akm2tSFo9n?amp=1

Jack is Back!

Looks more and more as if the Russkies are behind the collusion BS.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Twitter just went all hinky for me. Strange.

narciso

So bachelor tells us about the real investigation into the leaks, the UAE suggests the real story of the yathrib raid, Qatar tipped off aqap, this is what I suspected.

Captain Hate

So I guess I'm the only person who thinks Trump is honestly pissed off that Mueller exists only because Jeff "Mr. Peepers" Sessions got conned into recusing himself?

henry

Sessions may be more swamp than we realized.

Old Lurker

Trump is in a box with Mueller and his gang of 15! lefty gunslingers and it might well stall his entire MAGA agenda, relegating him to small ball trash in Congress and some EO temporary fixes which nibble around the shoreline of the Swamp.

Advantage: Deep State & Swamp Critters.

My prayer is for Trump to realize the window is almost closed for him to accomplish transformative change, and for him to roll out a busload(s) of Recess Appointments and wholesale firings in August filled with take-no-prisoner change agents who promise to stay with him until this Congress ends in Jan 2019, come hell or high water.

Then just do it and let the chips fall where they will.

narciso


This is the first story:


https://audioboom.com/posts/6127641-devin-nunes-advances-the-unmasking-investigation-despite-democratic-stalling-thadmccotter-marykissel

sidwihte

Trump/Sessions needs to inquire of Rosenstein/Mueller/FBI: “Former director Comey testified before Congress that FBI had no actual legal “Evidence” that the DNC had even been “hacked” – he knew it happened and knew the Russians did it but had no evidence of same. Is there now LEGAL evidence that a hack actually happened? If not how can you investigate shit until a crime has been established?” in other words, WTF crime are you investigating?

ISTM that the answer to that could be a sufficient basis for Sessions stepping in?? “The appointment was/is illegal as the statute requires we have an actual crime before this type appointment.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

David Martosko‏Verified account @dmartosko

Trump administration official tells me this morning that the expected Scaramucci appointment to comms director job is not happening.

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

Could have been a false story to detect leakers.

Or, THIS could be the fake story!

Old Lurker

Cap'n I think Trump is truly pissed because...my 8:46. He did not place his family and empire in this position just to have the ice rink melt.

narciso

This is,the second;

https://mobile.twitter.com/ahmed/status/888044110438727680

Now,it doesn't mention yathrib but you need to read between the lines.

Old Lurker

Henry "Sessions may be more swamp than we realized."

Henry I really do think the Senate destroys even well meaning good people from having any use whatsoever in Executive roles. Period.

lurkersusie

CH and OL,

I agree, Trump is pissed.

narciso

He,was hornswsggled I think thAt is the idiom fan dancer and bhaara confirm the point.

Now this is a echo from Berlusconi then again Forza Italia is more selective.

Old Lurker

Susie, I hope he is pissed enough to do what he has to do. Now.

sidwihte

Correction to above:

...Comey knew it happened and that the Russians did it because the DNC claims it hired some Ukrainian dudes to tell him. Ukrainians would never tilt any opinion against their beloved Russian friend.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Dan Scavino Jr.‏Verified account @Scavino45

CIA Dir Pompeo calls out @NYTimes for publishing name of an UNDERCOVER CIA agent.

Just as disgraceful?

@BretStephensNYT REPEATS name 2x's!

https://twitter.com/Scavino45/status/888373863490478080

Old Lurker

For Porch when she wakes up:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/21/morning-brief-sf-judge-refuses-to-reinstate-order-to-block-federal-funding-for-sanctuary-cities.html

narciso

Muellers shop is,king gator:

https://www.wilmerhale.com/elly_proudlock/

daddy

From Miss M's link on the previous thread about the DEM's slow walking the House Ethics Investigation:

"This is what happens when Republicans trust Democrats to play fair. Everyone knows Nunes is squeaky clean, and lawmakers involved in intelligence know it most of all," said the source, who could only discuss the sensitive matter on background. "So Democrats promised Republicans they'd do a quick probe, find whatever, and everyone would go back to work. But Democrats don't want Congress to get back to work, and they also like keeping keep Nunes on limbo, and so they're holding everything up."

...Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee has thus far declined to investigate similar claims that Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat, wrongly disclosed classified information to the press...

narciso

That last link mentions libor and Qatari investors in the uk.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Hey, things could be worse:

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-1911-heat-wave-was-so-deadly-it-drove-people-insane/

henry

the long reach of the swamp:

Cong Duffy is on a WI reservation today trying to learn how 1.2-mil in fed money that was supposed to clean 53 homes of mold cleaned only 5.

Marlene

Good Morning! I agree that Sessions is more swamp than we thought. Remember who introduced him to the Judiciary Committee? His good friend,Susan Collins.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/rough-financial-shape-new-fec-report-shows-dnc-finished-june-3-3-million-debt/

Old Lurker

Henry why would the Feds spend anything at all to clean a house of mold?

Just asking.

henry

Reservation. BIA cesspool involved. Plus then the local Dem pols get a "skim."

common man

I would tell Sean Duffy to get the tribal counsel in the conference room and make them empty their pockets. Missing funds will tumble out on the conference room table.

henry

common man, Gwen Moore and Senssenbrunner are touring with Duffy. Moore's purse will have more of the funds than the tribal grifters.

James D.

Cap'n I think Trump is truly pissed because...my 8:46. He did not place his family and empire in this position just to have the ice rink melt.

I agree, and I think it's the attacks on his family that have really done it. I would imagine that he expected attacks on himself, but he didn't sign up for his children to be targets of baseless legal witch hunts.

I said it when Mueller was appointed - my biggest fear was that they'd come after his kids, and it could wreck his presidency.

I think Mueller should be fired at this point, and damn the consequences. And I think Sessions needs to get his ass in gear and start going after the legitimate crimes of Democrats and their funders - and the crimes of their associates and families.

henry

Miss M, this link is from the Chitown Lurker:

https://twitter.com/continetti/status/888389608857374723

daddy

Morning rant.

Re: that NPR story Miss M posted, suggesting that the answer to our failing Math students in Community Colleges is to discontinue teaching Algebra: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

It strikes me that since Obama's Election we were inundated with daily drivel about how wonderful the accomplishments of Islam were for Science, including their supposed invention of Algebra which somehow led us to the Space Age and then prompted that idiocy of Obama's NASA director Bolden saying his foremost job was Islamic outreach:

"When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things. One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."

Well the Islam's didn't invent Algebra---it was Greeks like Diophantus, but regardless, how come every time the topic of Algebra came up over the last decade there was an obligatory regurgitation of it being a wondrous achievement of Islam, yet now that they want to yank it out of the curriculum there's not single mention anywhere from NPR about it having anything to do with Islam ever? How come NPR is no longer telling us how stinking wonderful Muslim Science is?

I blame NPR for Islamophobia. Why are they trying to rid the greatest achievement of Islam from America's classrooms? CARE ought to sue the bastards for Racism and Xenophobia@#$%

DrJ

Your (almost!) daily Wretchard:

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/07/21/whos-going-to-win-the-cold-civil-war/

sammy small

Mueller's expansion (of course) to DJT's business background.....payback for Ken Starr's pursuit of Bubba's diddling background? Dems have a long memory.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sNZOJmuzLg

Back at the 30-day mark, Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon appeared at CPAC.

Should anyone think they didn't know what they were facing, please watch what Steve Bannon says at the 16:36 mark.

We now know that Bannon was dead on in his assessment, given what we have since found out about Rupert Murdoch's efforts to derail Truamp (as well as his sons). It is also true of the other networks only infinitely worse.

It is helpful to remember this as all of these "sources say" stories pop up. I am positive that they anticipated this full-on attack by the media. I imagine they even, to some extent, thought that the anti-Trump forces would go after his children. (I remember vividly the outrage over pictures of Don Jr. from a big game hunt and the anti-Semitic attacks on Ivanka and Jared.)

I am not saying that Trump is omniscient nor that he cannot make mistakes. However, I do think a great deal of these attacks were anticipated.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

Thank our lurking friend! Radio here has been going on and on about Carrier laying off 300 people, but that's a far cry from the 1400 initially slated, and the difference is what President Trump negotiated.

Donnelly is in trouble to some extent because of the dem leadership. People here voted Trump and if Donnelly (who is apparently a genial although dim bulb sort) had been seen to be somewhat supportive, say on repealing and replacing Obamacare, he would probably stand a fair chance of being elected, as this is a ticket-spitting type of state. However, Schumer's determination to keep all dems in the obstructionist mode has ended up making Donnelly's chances much slimmer.

common man

Check Moore's freezer. I hear congress people from ethnic districts stash stuff there...

daddy

And, if you'll excuse me, some more select quotes from Mark Twain on Jane Austen:

---Jane Austen? Why I go so far as to say that any library is a good library that does not contain a volume by Jane Austen. Even if it contains no other book.
- quoted in Remembered Yesterdays, Robert Underwood Johnson

---I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
- Letter to Joseph Twichell, 13 September 1898

---To me his prose is unreadable -- like Jane Austin's [sic]. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.
- Letter to W. D. Howells, 18 January 1909

Howells, a big Jane Austen fan and Twain's great friend, apparently fought back: Rather than pitying Twain when he was sick, Howells threatened to come and read Pride and Prejudice to him:)

Anyhow, this guy in this column goes thru all the various screeds Twain penned against Jane, but I believe he thinks Twain is a secret Jane-Ophile at heart.
“A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven”: Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen?

Many fun comments included, even from Dave Berry, and a nice finish by Mister Twain: Twain noted, “We keep losing all the world’s great authors. Chaucer is dead, so is Shakespeare, so is Milton. And I’m not feeling very well myself.”

Buckeye

Re: that NPR story Miss M posted, suggesting that the answer to our failing Math students in Community Colleges is to discontinue teaching Algebra: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

Focus of the curriculum is flawed.

They need to reword the "thought" problems:

"If there is $100 on the EBT card and I spend $10 every day on Colt 45 Malt Liquor, how many days before I start to get thirsty?"

Old Lurker

James, my fantasy August Recess Trump actions are a lot like the Baptism Scene in the Godfather writ larger.

He would not lose a single voter.

jimmyk on iPhone

"So I guess I'm the only person who thinks Trump is honestly pissed off that Mueller exists only because Jeff "Mr. Peepers" Sessions got conned into recusing himself?"

No, you're not.

Jack is Back!

For lyle when he wakes up:

"When ordinary conversation turns to driving, many are quick to declare drivers from their state the worst. But which state can actually make that claim? A recent study conducted by Insure.com surveyed 2,000 drivers from across the country to determine once and for all which state has the rudest drivers of them all. And the results will surprise you.

It's logical to think that states with notoriously bad traffic would produce some of the nation's rudest commuters, and while states like New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia fall in the top 10, the state with the absolute rudest drivers is tucked away in the Rocky Mountains: Idaho."

"The survey concluded that Idaho is made up of two main types of drivers -- "those who are moving so slowly that they're judged to be rude, and the aggressive drivers who speed around them and flip them off." The imperfect marriage of these two driving types propels the Gem State to the top of the list."

Buckeye

James, my fantasy August Recess Trump actions are a lot like the Baptism Scene in the Godfather writ larger.

He would not lose a single voter.

Can I help? :)

Old Lurker

foxnews.com has two stories: OJ is pardoned. And Ford has trouble with Bronco line (and shows a white one).

Can't make it up.

Porchlight

Here is the latest from the WH anon on /pol. The top comment in pink is WH anon; the bottom two are from other /pol commenters.

http://imgur.com/zfKWA8s

Someone here - was it David? - theorized that Trump was distancing himself from Sessions in advance of a Sessions crackdown, so that Trump would appear more neutral. Very prescient. This also explains the recusal, IMO.

The big date is July 27th according to WH anon.

I continue to stand with Sessions. :)

Old Lurker

Buckeye, do you think it would be unpresidential to let loose say 50 Mitch Rapps and hand them each a full Presidential Pardon postdated say August 30?

maryrose

We need to get rid of Donnelly and Sherrod Brown, the latter from Ohio.
I will work hard to defeat Brown who really is awful.
We have not had 2 Republican senators from Ohio in a lon g time.
McCaskill has to go from Missouri.
Also Christie could be the new senator from New Jersey if Menendez is found guilty in ethics probe.
Mueller could be sour grapes for not getting the AG job.
Agree with Jane.
End this farce now.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I am a fan of Regency romances, particularly Patricia Veryan and Georgette Heyer. I did not read Jane Austen until after I had gotten interested in the genre, which mostly owes everything to her novels.

However, when Emma Thompson made one of the books (either Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility) into a movie, my daughter just fell in love with the movie and would watch it every few weeks.

I will never forget when she had a guy over to watch movies and she chose THAT movie to watch! I went into the rec room and daughter was raptly watching a conversation on screen which sounded sort of like "Inasmuch as I am unaccustomed to such forwardness, sir..."

The guy had fallen asleep sitting up in his chair. LOL!

Old Lurker

Oh Porch, you are such a softy.

:-)

Love you anyway.

Threadkiller

Someone here - was it David? - theorized that Trump was distancing himself from Sessions in advance of a Sessions crackdown, so that Trump would appear more neutral.

::birther raises hand::

Porchlight

It's a great movie, MM. Emma Thompson was far too old for the role, but she played it beautifully and her screenplay deserved the Academy award I think it won. Too bad she is an SJW twit but what can you expect. I wish these people would actually learn things from Austen.

Janet the expert 🚬

I wish there was another entity that could turn to every Trump hating MFMer & ask THEM what they want & what their end game is.

We get it, you loathe President Trump.

So, you destroy President Trump, his family, the Trump administration & then what?
Do you want open borders?
Do you oppose better trade deals for America?
Do you oppose any POTUS putting Americans & American businesses first?
What is the end point?
What are you doing?

Do they want a war with Russia because Hillary lost?...would they take this hyped-up show that far?

The other side...Dems & MFMers... never have to answer any questions or lay out the reasoning of their beliefs & agendas.

What are they doing?

daddy

Tammy Bruce just said she likes the pending appointment of Scaramucci, in part because he is not part of the Swamp.

Porchlight

Love you too, OL. :)

I am enjoying imagining your Godfather baptism massacre. Maybe we are both right and Sessions is making the arrangements as we type.

Porchlight

Excellent, TK. I like the way you think.

Threadkiller

I'm going to go find David's post. My thought on why Trump was distancing himself was a little different than porch's link.

I'm not going to take credit for something I didn't do.

Jack is Back!

What are they doing?

1. Keeping the Swamp cleared of any sucking noise.

2. Not soiling their clean white togas

3. Maintaining the "cah-ching" sound of loose money.

4. Taking care of business, as usual.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

For a long time, like decades, I've thought the democrats are always 10 steps ahead on planning destruction of the right. They are better at that than anything else.

Between the slow walking of investigations involving them, fake news, Mueller and a million other things I'm starting to think we don't have a chance.

If we attempted 1/10th the shit they get away with daily, we would all be in jail.

I tell you, it's a coup.

Janet the expert 🚬

I love Jane Austen.

"Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how." ~ Pride & Prejudice

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal." ~ Jane Austen, letter to Cassandra

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

I am brought back to the Twitter quote of David Plouffe of the Obama campaign team, which I have memorized:

"Trump must not only be defeated, but he must be destroyed, so that his kind shall not rise again."

They want a closed, Marxist-leaning system where THEY get to approve who runs and who is acceptable. They want control and power, with a few thousand running things and the rest of us being serfs and/or piggy banks for their grand plans.

I personally am of the opinion that Congress should be moved to Olatha, Kansas and the various agencies located in appropriate states, such as Montana for Interior. Then they can make the DC area a national park for tourists and school groups. The White House could be used for ceremonial purposes and dealing with foreign visitors.

James D.

Janet, I think rose MFMers would have answers to all your questions:

So, you destroy President Trump, his family, the Trump administration & then what? - destroy his followers too.
Do you want open borders? Yes.
Do you oppose better trade deals for America? Yes
Do you oppose any POTUS putting Americans & American businesses first? Yes
What is the end point? There is none. There will always be resisters and hoarders and wreckers to go after
What are you doing? Furthering the revolution.

Threadkiller

From David:

, Trump is wringing his hands and bitching about how Jeff Sessions done him wrong and he is unhappy with him. Then, once everyone is sure that Sessions has lost the support of the President, he starts bringing the hammer down on people,

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/07/the-dog-ate-my-student-loan.html?cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d297beaf970c#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d297beaf970c

His comment inspired my comment, just below his, where I was assuming the distancing was due to there being a real problem with Sessions.

Janet the expert 🚬

A strong post about Chester Bennington's suicide -

https://www.theedgescollective.com/home/2017/7/20/there-is-more-my-response-to-chester-benningtons-suicide

It is very good.

lyle

JiB @ 9:59, I totally concur. Idaho has really bad drivers. Well, myself excepted...

daddy

Miss M,

Dave Berry: "Well, I picture all these movies that I don’t go to—that’s the main image—with that all-star Emma Thompson, who I’m sure is a wonderful actress. I’m looking at the multiplex and I’m almost going to go into that movie with Emma Thompson and then right next door there’s a movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger crashes a jet ski into a helicopter and I think that’s probably more along my line of thinking, so I never quite get to those Jane Austen movies."

And your Steve Bannon link at 16:36 is great.

NEW THREAD!!!

Dave (in MA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAKR1CRFPA Howie Carr & the guy who wants to unseat Elizabeth Warren. It's not pretty.

Old Lurker

Jane, tearing something down is a hundred times easier than building something of lasting value. So of course the Left is ten steps ahead. Always will be.

Dave (in MA)

I'm firmly in the Dave Barry camp on that topic, Daddy, except I'm unlikely to spend any money to see a movie in a theater anymore.

lyle

I stand with Dave.

RattlerGator

(Rich, responding to the suggestion from Barbara that when 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)

* * *

I would get medieval on they ass ...

Posted by: rich | July 21, 2017 at 02:02 AM

My kind of man, and stated my kind of way !!!

Threadkiller

This ten step program must have started in the last couple of years. When SCOTUS holdings were altered online to hide Obama's eligibility problem, it was an accident not intentional.

I have to go with the exJOMers on the ten step notion.

Too vast.

lyle

Both Daves!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I like Emma Thompson's work on the Austen movies, but I have to confess my tastes over the last few years run more to "Die Hard" or perhaps "Independence Day."

I am inordinately fond of explosions, for some reason.

RattlerGator

I want to revive a point made by BoatBuilder days ago:

We can have [1] health insurance and we can have [2] welfare; we cannot have a "healthcare" program that pretends to be insurance but is really a massive and grossly inefficient expansion of welfare to swallow the entire health industry. When you cut out the gibberish it is really that simple.

Posted by: Boatbuilder on iphone | July 13, 2017 at 08:53 PM

And now I want to supplement it with an article by Daniel Horowitz in Conservative Review:

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/2-no-brainer-ideas-to-defang-obamacare-even-without-full-repeal

Conservatives must stop falling on their swords to save an industry that doesn’t need to be saved. The few remaining medical insurance companies have a government-sponsored and government-guaranteed monopoly, one that cuts out consumers, and stifles medical innovation. They are earning record profits. The heart of the problem is the government-distorted price of health care itself.

But all is not lost. While there are dozens of reforms needed to reduce the price of health care, there is one simple reform that is very easy to message and would set off a chain reaction of market changes to place the consumer back in the driver’s seat of health care. It’s time to require that all prices of health care be posted online — line item by line item. This reform would lead to a revolution in health care provider competition.

(you should read the whole thing, of course)

So . . . doctors, lawyers, Indian Chiefs -- any comments ???

Buckeye

Buckeye, do you think it would be unpresidential to let loose say 50 Mitch Rapps and hand them each a full Presidential Pardon postdated say August 30?

Not in my book, as if you have to ask :)

maryrose

RG:
I guess I am an Indian Chief.
I support listing all prices for any procedure.
Selling across state lines and the Cruz proposal.

Dave (in MA)

For some reason, this came to mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeYznvQvnsY

jimmyk

While I'm not a huge Hannity fan, this seems below the belt:

https://twitter.com/continetti/status/888389949321601024


Matthew Continetti‏Verified account @continetti

Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy

Why? Because #NeverTrumpers like Christopher Buckley and Bret Stephens whined and moaned.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am glad to see Thomas Wictor getting more exposure. One of his threads about the changes in felonies and bail made it to Ace's site, posted as a thread by Oregon Muse:


"It's much worse than we feared"

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=370753

daddy

False alarm---no new thread. sorry:(

I went into the rec room and daughter was raptly watching a conversation on screen which sounded sort of like "Inasmuch as I am unaccustomed to such forwardness, sir..."

Miss M,

That is pitch perfect Jane Austen. In honor of Jane, we should all try to see if we can post at least one comment today written in the style we think Jane Austen would have written it, but yours is going to be very hard to top.

Porchlight

At this point, that's a badge of honor for Hannity.

Jane, tearing something down is a hundred times easier than building something of lasting value. So of course the Left is ten steps ahead. Always will be.

Bingo, OL. It really is that simple.

Also, they are LOCKSTEP. There is dissension in the rank and file but the ones doing the major damage never falter. I wish conservatives could be more like that, but it requires zero principles, so I guess it's a good thing we're not.

jimmyk

Also Christie could be the new senator from New Jersey if Menendez is found guilty in ethics probe.

I doubt it--right now Christie is about as popular as bedbugs. In any case the NJ Republican party is as GOPe-ish as NY and MA, so I doubt they'll put up a viable candidate.

henry

I inhabit a Jane Austen free zone. Can't contribute to the Jane Austen style comments. Excuse me while I whitewash this fence.

Threadkiller

If I were Hannity, I would start The Fuckley Awards.

Plenty of Ben Shapiro-alikes to make for daily ceremonies.

daddy

I am enjoying imagining your Godfather baptism massacre.

I'd settle for just a couple unsolved Seth Rich robberies happening to Team Mueller.

Porchlight

TK, thanks for finding and linking David's comment.

Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part. But that NYT interview just had to be a set up. Maggie Haberman, ayfkm?

Dave (in MA)

henry, I doze off during the opening credits of those movies and others of the same ilk. I can't imagine trying to get through one of the books.

jimmyk

I confess to liking both Austen and Twain. I'm suspect that English professor daddy linked was engaging in some wishful thinking that Twain really liked Austen, though no doubt Twain just enjoyed tweaking her fans too.

lyle

FreeDictionary word o' the day: superannuated. Take it for what you will...

daddy

Though one would not have thought so from first impressions it did indeed appear that Miss Marple had, if I may venture to say so, an inordinate fondness for explosions. But what could be the genesis of this fondness Mr Darcy was at a complete loss to explain.

Bingley: Explosions, you say Darcy? Seriously?

Darcy: It is quite the fact, Sir. Miss Marple is positively enamored of the blasted things, though I foreswear I cannot say why.

Bingley: Goodness, how extraordinary. I cannot imagine you would feign such a description of her character, Darcy, thus facts being what they are, she must indeed prefer explosions. Has Miss Bennet commented upon Miss Marple's shall we say predilection for such catastrophism?

Darcy: I dare say Bingley, I've tried to elicit from Miss Bennet any especial knowledge of Miss Marple's habits, but the continuous excrucient pronouncements from the common tongue of her Mother have made such discovery quite impossible.

Bingley: Quite.

Darcy: Rather.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I have no doubt that Twain was NOT a fan of Austen. For supporting evidence, I offer "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" by Mark Twain.

http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/projects/rissetto/offense.html

"They require that when a personage talks like an illustrated, gilt-edged, tree-calf, hand-tooled, seven- dollar Friendship's Offering in the beginning of a paragraph, he shall not talk like a negro minstrel in the end of it. But this rule is flung down and danced upon in the "Deerslayer" tale."

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

Do read the whole thing. It's one of my favorite Twain pieces and still can have me laughing out loud, even though I first read it almost 50 years ago.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

OL,

Then why aren't we tearing them down?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I cannot compete. I declare you the winner!

Bring me my vinaigrette! I feel a swoon approaching!

henry

this from our Chitown Lurker:

https://twitter.com/DuffelBlog/status/888353112821559300

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

LOL, daddy.

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