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July 24, 2017

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henry

"gatekeepers" it seems their gate leads nowhere.

I wonder what Trump is up to white the "media" guard the "gate"?

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
9m

Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into "Russia," spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!

Jack is Back!

Dear Adam, welcome to Queens!

For those who have yet seen Dunkirk, a short refresher as to what really happened, even though I have no idea if Nolan included it in the movie.

http://taskandpurpose.com/dunkirk-everything-need-know-see-movie/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tp-today&utm_content=button

rse

Can we just start referring to jeb as the weasel? This behavior is no surprise to me as he will shill for any bad idea in ed that puts dollars in his bank account seemingly.

Honestly I want them all to have a retreat in kennebunkport at the compound while marlene is in another state and have a hurricane take at the place. I am sure they would live in plenty of time but perhaps someone would gain the insight that their *** does in fact stink.

Jack is Back!

I forgot to add that the article on Dunkirk has one glaring error: Dunkirk is in France not Belgium.

sbw

TM: These media gatekeepers should have formed a union back when Obama's administration would have recognized it.

It’s de facto.

narcis

Give him a break, he was only off by a 1000 miles, what do you expect from a degree in conflict resolution

http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/20/andy-
slavitt-doesnt-know-anything-medicaid-liar/

narcis

Sorry just short of 150 kilometers

Captain Hate

All recovering Republicans should have, as a first step, an acknowledgement that the Bush family sold the country out.

James D

I think "weasel" is too kind a description for Jeb! at this point.

Old Lurker

Great writeup on Dunkirk. Too bad one would learn none of that from the movie.

Captain Hate

Love the "sleazy Adam Schiff" moniker. This is war, clean toga types, whether you want to acknowledge it or not.

derwill, yet another adorable, irredeemable deplorable

Re Appalled's 8:47 from the previous thread.

I don't give a flying fig what Ben Shapiro thinks about anything, let alone what opinion he has of me and my politics.

In fact, my only thought on this matter at all is that anyone who gives any credit to anything Ben Shapiro has to say about anything is an idiot himself.

Does that answer your question, Appalled?

narcis

Yes the lamentations are going a little ovdrboard


https://mobile.twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/889281831727706116

narcis

Steve and eydie are getting very creepy indeed:

https://mobile.twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/889319237122129920

Ralph L

What is !Jeb up to now?

maryrose

The father and the son Bush served our country for a total of twelve years.
I am happy with their performance.

James D

When chainsaws are outlawed, only outlaws will have chainsaws...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/24/europe/switzerland-chainsaw/index.html

jimmyk

From the last thread: Turns out 16 of the 23 million is always because the mandate goes away: in other words they voluntarily quit doing what they had been forced to do against their will.

From what I understand, a large part of the increase in enrollments is from growth in Medicaid, and a big chunk (possibly >50%) of that is from people who were already eligible without the expansion. In other words, there were millions who were eligible before but for whatever reason had never enrolled. They are not likely to withdraw just because of repeal.

I don't have a link because this is what Mrs K tells me, and she follows the health care industry professionally.

Buckeye

The father and the son Bush served our country for a total of twelve years.
I am happy with their performance.

I think their performance was generally OK, but doesn't have any bearing on whether Jeb's recent behavior sucks or not.

narcis

I come from Miami, so I have a little perspective on how the likes of Sydney freedberg and jefferson Morley practically stalked Jen re a whole host of slithy toves he associated with because he too was a developer,

Ralph L

I don't know who is more incoherent, Jeb or the Hill.

narcis

So he dealt with recarey, who fled all the way to spain re a certain hmo matter, corona who had nothing to do with beer.

Marlene

Good Morning! The Portland Press Herald kept this headline all week-end..."Collins warns Trump not to interfere,blah,blah." Her warning must have Trump shaking in his boots. *snort*
The dog woke me at 5am,yay! Hubby had taken him for his early walk and he unearthed a mouse nest. He ran into the bedroom,crying and barking. Mom,I found a mouse nest!

Jack is Back!

A cold, rainy day in The Hamptons. Good, I'll be able to find a parking space when I go into the village.

One of our resident Robins is bop-bop-bopping along enjoying all the emergent worms.

henry

All i saw out & about this morning were come turkeys and cranes in different parts of the field.

maryrose

I cannot explain Jeb's recent behavior.
He served well as governor of Florida and set the tone for Governor Scott.

Kevlar Kid

Does Jeb have a brain tumor too? Wacky jagov.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

You are correct jimmyk.
However the CBO number referred to in my link is not who has signed up but rather CBO guesses at who would fall off the rolls were Barrycare dumped. Not necessarily overlapping numbers.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I suggest "the vulpine Jeb!". H/t MarkO.

Buckeye

I cannot explain Jeb's recent behavior.

Butt hurt from the primary.

Kevlar Kid

Speakin of worms.

Last fall on of my compost bins was chock full of kitchen cuttings and other organic matter along with a few shovels of clean soil. Could barely close the top.

I scrounged a coupla wigglies from under some large pots that hold medicinal plants. Those are not elevated so the wigglies congregat beneath them-- lawd knows how.

I open the composter this week to, lo and behold a reduced volume of 25 per cent and nothing recognizeable remaining. Not even the wigglers! They are the size of small garden snakes.

I dumped ten pounds of organic matter from a recent ground clearing foray to keep those wigglers humming. Have to up my stirring game.

exdemocrat

https://i.imgur.com/P8OE1PB.jpg

jimmyk

but rather CBO guesses at who would fall off the rolls were Barrycare dumped. Not necessarily overlapping numbers.

I couldn't tell from the article, but since the numbers were so large, I thought they had to overlap, meaning that some of those assumed to fall off were people who were on Medicaid. To assume they would disappear because of the demise of the mandate seems dubious at best.

maryrose

Politicians have a shelf life.
After their expiration date, nothing they say or do matters.
Jeb is an example of that as are the Clintons and the Obamas.
Even New Yorkers are sick of Chuck!

exdemocrat

sorry, fake i think

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Since derwill brought her response to Appalled's Shapiro post over here I will to and then I'm out the door;

Shapiro is full of shit.

The first premise is indubitably true.
The second is false but not in the way he implies. Nobody is advocating cheating; we're advocating stopping Dems from continuing to cheat and to do so forcefully.
The third is obviously true because their stated goal is to do just that.
And so his conclusion is full of shit because his take on the three premises is as stupid as he is. Nor is there even any backwards logic to it. How one acts is dependent on the scenario one faces. We waged total war in WWII because of the nature of our enemy.

So sophomoric it's freshmanic.

Kevlar Kid

Re Jeb the Schleb: we've seen in Hamrod Clintoona how a sense of entitlement can corrode a mind and make their public persona indigestibly offensive to the rational among us.

Dude believed his own press clippings. Imagine if DJT had been such a putz.

Jeb!

maryrose

The primary was a year ago.
Jeb needs to get over himself.

Kevlar Kid

exdem---- a war time communications consigliere-
AT LONG [redacted] LAST.

"You [they] can't handle the truth!"
-Happy Jack Nicholson movie line

jimmyk

And speaking of Barrycare:

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/889264246302924801

A good cartoon, too large to embed. A comment I saw: Now that it's "passed," we know what's in it.

Buckeye

I couldn't tell from the article, but since the numbers were so large, I thought they had to overlap, meaning that some of those assumed to fall off were people who were on Medicaid. To assume they would disappear because of the demise of the mandate seems dubious at best.

Exactly right jimmyk. That is why Kasich is in such a panic.

Kevlar Kid

I collect sayings that will make good tombstone epitaphs.

Ignatz has coined quite a few. Of late, this one takes two cakes:

"So sophomoric it's freshmanic."

Old school baby. Old school. The politically correct have dropped this analog classifications in favor of digital "1st year", "2nd...."

Kevlar Kid

"Call me, Bitch!"

Kevlar Kid

"There are no virgins here, ladies and gentlemen."

Kevlar Kid

"Did I turn off the stove?"

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--I couldn't tell from the article, but since the numbers were so large, I thought they had to overlap.--

According to the link the 16 million number is CBO's explicit estimate of how many would fall off the rolls due to the expiration of the mandate.
They don't have to overlap at all if the 16mil is a baseless guess.

James D

Even New Yorkers are sick of Chuck!

And yet they will easily re-elect him to the Senate, as many times as he chooses to run.

Jack is Back!

ex-Dem,

Has to be fake since he can't even spell his name correctly:)

Old Lurker

I have some respect for Bushs 41 & 43. Zero for JEB!

But even though 41 & 43 were gentlemen of good character, we would not be as far gone toward ginormous big government controlled by the Uniparty if either one of them had put conservative values and constitutional liberties and responsibilities first and foremost. 43 in particular opened the door to huge debt and huge spending with little care about congressional oversight and shared responsibility for borrowing and spending. And then he screwed Scooter and empowered government by pretend investigation.

narcis

There was a very silly piece the horde dredged up re robertscare and squirrels.

jimmyk

I have some respect for Bushs 41 & 43. Zero for JEB!

The irony is that I can remember when people said that Jeb was the most conservative of the bunch. No evidence of that. He doesn't seem to be anti-Trump because Trump isn't conservative enough, like some of the #NeverTrumpers claim.

exdemocrat

interesting comments here re the DWS/Awan brothers mystery:
https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6p8ghx/bombshell_debbie_wassermanschultzs_it_manager/?sort=old#bottom-comments

Jack is Back!

jimmyk,

When someone publically and loudly reveals your true character, you tend not to forget that and try to resuscitate that criticism by doing exactly what led to it to begin with:)

narcis

The basilisk is getting weird

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/07/beastl
y-graphics.html?m=1

sbw

maryrose: I am happy with their performance.

Just because they can dance doesn’t mean they can play the piano.

narcis

Right but the wave of 'hate crimes' isnt


https://www.google.com/amp/legalinsurrection.com/2017/07/wayne-state-prof-claims-campus-free-speech-crisis-is-manufactured/amp/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

My personal opinion goes back to two things on W:

1. His inordinate humility born of a family dynamic which emphasized not bragging (from his iron-willed grandmother) and his being sent off to Choate when he was 13, leaving Jeb at home to become his mother's favorite.

2. When he won the nomination and the election, he didn't attribute ANY of that to his natural political talents (which were considerable since he also had the gift of relating to the average guy) and instead to the wonderfulness of his consultants. Do not kid me that Karl Rove didn't milk that for all it was worth.

There were too many consultants, too many people who were owed favors, too many of his dad's friends whispering advice from the sidelines, and of course, his unwiliingness to fight back.

It is sad, because the first 3 years of his presidency I thought we would see greatness. He just couldn't do it, though.

Jeb is another horse altogether. I firmly believe the mess in Florida was a passive-aggressive result from Jeb not clamping down, so that his brother wouldn't win Florida. I have thought that for years and his behavior since this last primary pretty much confirms what I am thinking.

I also would like to point out that his wife must be pretty afraid of him if she would rather risk arrest from US Customs than to actually declare the value of the items she was bringing in and pay the duty.

I will now put up my "Psychiatric Advice 5 cents" sign like Lucy, which is about all this is worth, but it is what I think. Captain Hate can tell you I was a firm backer of Bush 43 long after others had started to leave the ship, so I have thought on this long and hard.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I believe he's had enough of the bullsh*t.

Jack is Back!

MM,

I use one-step logic for my decisions on my vote for both 41 and 43: Consider the alternative.

Old Lurker

MM "It is sad, because the first 3 years of his presidency I thought we would see greatness. He just couldn't do it, though."

Me too. Mrs. OL and I were in the stands facing the President's box during his inauguration parade, wearing our cowboy hats and everything. Big fans going in. Not so big going out. Even less now that we see what Obama did with the Deep State tools and broken systems left in place by 43. Including the insane "rule" that gentlemen don't fight for their honor or that of their friends.

exdemocrat

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/27/stephen_f_cohen_us_intel_services_running_an_operation_to_destroy_trump_since_2015.html

Old Lurker

We were also within five rows of 41 & 43 both at their National Cathedral Inaugural Prayer Services.

It is with sadness I say what I said above.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, here's an interesting exchange.

1. Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago

So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relatio

(Axelrod retweets President Turmp and comments.)

2. David Axelrod‏Verified account @davidaxelrod


Chewing on his own AG again. Why do you suppose he prefers torturing the guy to firing him? Any theories?

(And then, Preet Bharara amswers Axelrod.)

3. Preet Bharara‏Verified account @PreetBharara 2h2 hours ago

Preet Bharara Retweeted David Axelrod

Yes. He doesn't have a replacement lined up yet who is both willing and confirmable. Also, he hates Rosenstein more. Also, weakness.

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

"Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak." Sun Tzu

Buckeye

MM, 43 didn't have the benefit of Maggie Thatcher saying:

"Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly."

rse

Both bush 41 and 43 turn out to have been heavily involved with this neural restructuring vision of education that is ultimately about achieving the UN;s vision. I am not guessing. I have the papers and they are horrifying to how either is viewed.

New post. http://invisibleserfscollar.com/subterranean-fundamental-glue-holding-humanity-together-instilled-via-education/

I only thought I could get something up before the diva awoke. It's her first time living through the joys of steroid tapering off. Maybe I should get her post-its to throw.

I also have the 2009 book God's economy that lays out what compassionate conservatism really hoped to achieve before 9/11 altered priorities. Yikes! I was reading it in waiting room the other day, Nerd alert.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye, Old Lurker,

So much pain could have been avoided if he had just fought back. He should have at least made an effort to keep Obama from removing all of the troops from Iraq. How many Iraqis have died (not to mention Americans) because he stepped off the stage without offering a protest to that decision?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

And one more thing: After 9/11 he had the perfect opportunity seal the southern border for national security purposes. To this day I do not understand why that wasn't done.

Ralph L

a family dynamic which emphasized not bragging (from his iron-willed grandmother)
From what I read, I think she realized early on that GHWB was too full of himself and needed to be reined in.

Janet the expert 🚬

This is excellent.
Andrew Klavan - What is the Democrat Message?

https://www.facebook.com/aklavan/videos/10158963110755456/?hc_ref=ARQ0P5AUIcG_GRwLAmGoqRVj7yHoA10D9WLm1L3eCFmXiQ_qMDBz3ZxVFJ8Z3UW9bzE&pnref=story

Kevlar Kid

Preet is a swamp douche, come to find out. His nuts reeled way up during the "email investigation" and the weenie wagger "investigation.

His approach was like watching the stale foam and drift wood chunks that hang around the slips at the marina....just floating.

Now he's polishing Axlerod's knob? I wonder how much trust the GOPe put in that cork soaker?

James D

his unwiliingness to fight back.

This is what continues to drive me crazy about W, to this day. And I think he still doesn't get why it was wrong to sit back and and let all the Dem/MSM lies go unchallenged, and never will.

To quote from one of the best TV shows ever, Pushing Daisies:

"No. You let your anger win and engage with a crazy person, then you’re no different. People say, 'Hey, look at those two crazy people fighting.' I won’t engage."

"But if you don’t engage, then people say, 'Hey, look at that crazy person eating that guy who’s sitting there doing nothin.'”

Buckeye

When W put his arm around the shoulder of the fireman and said something like the "whole world is gonna hear us now", that was the peak of his Presidency.

W could have walked down 5th Ave that day and shot someone and got away with it.

Kind of went down hill from there.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The American doctor who examined Charlie Gard says that the damage is irreversible, and the parents have ended their fight.

Of course, we will never know if they had been allowed to take the baby for treatment when first diagnosed that there might have been a different outcome.

A cautionary tale for state-run medical care.

narcis

There is some truth to that:


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/23/priebus-position-tenuous-between-the-lines-with-president-trump-and-anthony-scaramucci/

Kevlar Kid

MM---> sealing the southern border woulda been a slap in the puss of "Big Bizzos" who rely on cheap Mexxykin labor to do those jobs Americans won't do.

Interesting how now that the pinch is on and the benefit squeeze is ramping up the border jumpers' leaving those jobs hasn't created the downfall of Western Civilization as it was once rationalized over the last century of border nonsense.

Old Lurker

There are a plethora of instances we can wish 43 had taken a stand.

One of mine is he should not have allowed Tim Russert to convict Scooter Libby. Had he made that red line, we might have ended the war with the Fourth Estate empowered by Viet Nam and Watergate, and would not be in the insane place we are now with the national media.

Old Lurker

MM "To this day I do not understand why that wasn't done."

Because he made a deal with the devil to let anything get through as long as they allowed him his wars in the ME.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Anthony Scaramucci‏Verified account @Scaramucci

The TV 📺🎥Cameras are back on.
8:32 AM - 24 Jul 2017

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

Tammy Bruce said the media thought they could bully Spicer. Also she attributes to him some of the debate screw-ups. (I didn't know that he was involved in the debates.)

Judy Miller says that the media has to oppose him saying stuff as fake news.

Tammy Bruce is not having any of it, and Miller is reduced to accusing Spicer of lying about the crowd count.

Bruce tells her that the public doesn't trust them, and that is the plain truth.

I love Tammy. She is almost as good as Scaramucci.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Also, whenever Judith Miller speaks I hear Betty Boop.

Comanche Voter

To my great sorrow Sleazy Adam Schiff is my very own Congresscritter. And since the district has been gerrrymandered (turning a formerly "safe" Republican district into a yellow dog Democrat district) the Schiffster will be my Congresscritter forever and a day.

Schiff is or at least was a sort of "best and brightest" young Democrat when first elected. His mission in 2000 was to defeat the incumbent Congressman Rogin--who had led the Clinton impeachment effort on the floor of the House. The Dems declared jihad on Rogin, and poured money into what was then the most expensive House election history. They were going to "get" Rogin--and they did.

Fast forward to 2010 or so, and Obamacare had been passed; the Dems were going out to defend it in town hall meetings. Schiff being reasonably bright and presentable was put out at one of the early town halls to see if the town hall strategy worked. I attended that town hall. It was held outdoors and the area was packed with SEIU union folk who had been bussed in. Schiff had a lot of help and support from other speakers on the platform and did sorta okay. It was funny when the clock turned to 8:00 pm. The day's shift done, all of the SEIU and other union worker types left the town hall to get back on the bus to go back to wherever they came from. The Tea Party types (of which I am one) stayed for the conclusion of the town hall. We weren't punching a clock so to speak. The Dems assessed Schiff's performance--which was about as good as they were going to get from any Democrat congressperson--and concluded that town halls weren't such a good idea.

Schiff is now back in Congress for his 9th term. He's getting long in the tooth--but seemingly has become even sleazier with the passage of time. He's taking his verbal cues from Debbie Ding Dong Wasserman Schultz, Alan Grayson and Tom Perez. He'll say anythng, anytime to anyone--without reference to the truth or facts.

But God Love Him--and bless his sleazy little heart, he's going to be my Congresscritter forever--unless I move.

Jack is Back!

Buckeye,

Have to disagree. W's peak was throwing out the first pitch at Yankee stadium.
____________________________________________________________________________

Patterico explains in Red State how deep and pathetic their opposition to Trump is based on their own self worth that the rest of the country don't have.

http://www.redstate.com/patterico/2017/07/23/three-conservatives-make-feel-like-still-sanity-world/

jimmyk

To my great sorrow Sleazy Adam Schiff is my very own Congresscritter.

I feel for you. Mine is Jerry Nadler.

James D

Mine (and Janet's) is used car salesman Don Beyer, but before that, it was the odious Jim Moran.

So we feel your pain also.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Comanche Voter, jimmy k,

I can beat you both. Since we moved, I have Andre Carson.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kushner is supposed to make comments shortly.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ugh. Stephen Hayes is on Outnumbered today.

exdemocrat

well said, JiB. clean toga's-r-us all round

Janet the expert 🚬

exdem's 11:23 link is really good.

narcis

No soup for you.


http://babalublog.com/2017/07/24/one-of-cubas-top-spies-in-u-s-josefina-vidal-reassigned-to-espionage-duties-in-canada/#comments

Threadkiller

Get the horse GIF ready, Janet.

Rush Limbaugh just called it The British Open.

Barbara

I love it that the President is taking on Schiff.

He's my Congressman and what a disappointment he is especially since he and Hollywood pushed out our favorite, James Rogan. As Frau knows, this District's demographics are constantly undergoing change. I imagine that in a few years Congressman Schiff will not find reelection so very easy.

Barbara

To my great sorrow Sleazy Adam Schiff is my very own Congresscritter. And since the district has been gerrrymandered (turning a formerly "safe" Republican district into a yellow dog Democrat district) the Schiffster will be my Congresscritter forever and a day.

Hey Comanche Voter,

It's pretty lousy isn't it to have no real representation in D.C. No senators; no congressman.

In response to a letter I sent him once, Schiff referred to himself as a "Blue Dog Democrat" - as if that was supposed to reassure me that he really wasn't as bad as he seemed.

It's a total waste of time trying to contact his office. It's staffed with young people barely out of school, with attitude. Any inquiries are followed by multi-paragraphs long letters which try very hard to justify Schiff's views. Well, at least he keeps the little critters busy.

CR

An insightful thought about the tragic Charlie Gard situation from a commentator at Instapundit:

Obviously, in The Grand Scheme of Things, if you are an administrator in a Single Payer system, if you wait long enough, the issue resolves itself, because the patient dies or reaches a state of health where help no longer matters. But who is in charge of the clock?

We see, now, that the single payer admins want to remain firmly in charge of the clock. When they can spend public funds, your tax dollars at work, to buy delay and obfuscation, what chance does a mere citizen or subject have?

Buckeye

Buckeye,

Have to disagree. W's peak was throwing out the first pitch at Yankee stadium.

Touche' JiB, I stand corrected :)

Buckeye

When they can spend public funds, your tax dollars at work, to buy delay and obfuscation, what chance does a mere citizen or subject serf have?

Closer to the intent.

henry

It's that time of year: EAA in Oshkosh!

live cams.

From the radio, bunches of old warbirds featuring bombers (and a few newer ones like the B1B and B2).

daddy

Way behind, but just read the Kurt Schlicter article from the other thread and I am whole-heartedly behind his strategy: Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller

Time to go on offense, but do it wisely.

Barbara

Re: George W: His inordinate humility born of a family dynamic which emphasized not bragging (from his iron-willed grandmother)...

Miss M.,

One of the things that still annoys the heck out of me about GW is his habit of telling audiences to stop applauding and sit down as soon as he takes the podium. This was especially annoying after 9/11. Yes, the people were applauding him as our president, but what he never seemed to understand was that he represented "us" - the American people. We were cheering him, but mostly we were showing support for our country and our soldiers.

He still has this annoying trait. I don't believe that he ever really understood what he represented. Either that or the brow-beating that he took at home that you mentioned above must have been grueling. Perhaps a combination of both. Such a shame.

P.S. JeB! is a dolt. How he ever became the family darling totally escapes me.

maryrose

CR:
So true and tragic.

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