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July 12, 2017

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Thomas Collins

The issue is not whether Wray can stand up to the President. The issue is whether he can stand up to the Resistance both inside and outside the FBI. The linked article mentions the former, but not the latter.

Jane

I'm hopeful TC. Hey I'm coming up north in November, save some time for me. (And herd Dave and Rocco in too). I promise not to choke.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

Any relation to X. Wray?

Mr. Wray is said ("by anonymous sources close to the subject") to have better credentials than James Comey Reinhold Niebuhr or even Thomas à Becket.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I have never, that I can remember, posted a comment at Althouse's joint and absolutely not in the last several years.
Perhaps I should consult with one of our inhouse JOM mouthpieces on retainer here about a ™ infringement case by this IgnatzEsq character.
[Sorry for the belittling Mr Proprietor.]

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

A note from a guy I know whose son works as a mechanical engineer on Moonbeam's bullet-train-to-nowhere;

"He says it's almost chaos and extreme pressure due to incompetence at many levels."

Jack is Back!

Is it considered a "high crime and misdemeanor" for POTUS to fire any Executive branch employee whom he has placed or had the Senate confirm? If not, then this talk about "loyalty oaths" is bull shit.

In fact, I wish Trump would fire Mueller, just for the hell of it, if July 13th and 27th don't turn out as promised by Anon WH.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

ATTENTION! This is a new site with a story that has no named sources. Therefore, I am posting it as a POSSIBILITY, BUT A RUMOR.

However, if this is true, it would make me so very, very, happy, so I am going to let you read it:

http://truepundit.com/exclusive-white-house-fingers-john-mccain-as-media-leak-believes-u-s-senator-eavesdropped-on-trumps-classified-phone/

macthenaif

Faye Wray? Link?

[Fake News is everywhere. Distrust but verify. TM]

henry

So the new FBI director has a giant ape for an uncle?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

What if something happens with McCain tomorrow?

I sure would like to see that jerk retire if nothing else. Preferably immediately.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/12/house-appropriations-bill-would-cut-state-dept-funding-however-less-than-half-of-potus-budget-cut-proposal/#more-135658

There are 2 possibilities:

1. Deep State push back.
2. This is the end result of a negotiated reduction.

henry

Jim Hoft now claims Brennan and Clapper hack Chief Justice Roberts. On Obama's orders.

Hoft can get breathless over nothing. So I await confirmation elsewhere.

glenda

Did anyone ask (yo, Ms. Lindsay--) FBI nominee Wray......

As of June 3, 2016--neither candidate Clinton or Trump, for US President'16, had been affirmed. President Barack Obama, nor his top Intelligence directors Comey, Brennan, Clapper --had informed the public( the legal voting-American citizens) there was a threat of severe measure, the Russians were interfering with the current elections ---

Any nominally educated adult understands "hacking--fake news propaganda" is problematic among bad actors in corrupt nations, slander Russia, China, North Korea---but he n June3,2016---candidate Trump's campaign was not receiving intelligence alerts( but you can sure bet Hillary was)..so was not aware of this all-points-bulletin ..

And the dear old Republican Party was not helping Trump to succeed, avoid stupid left wing "stings", etc. Dear Teddy "Canada" Cruz was colluding for delegates and the Trumps played street ball. How was Jr to proceed? Maybe, steal a base---just like the insiders have been operating for years.

Is there a candidate available to retire Lindsay from SC? We don't need to suffer years more of this disdain of our representative government!

We don't need, nor will our Republic survive, another Jim Controlfreak Comey..I don't believe Trump voters will cry uncle and trust Pence to save the establishment--Trump deserves better --Why do these guys think he won? We rejected their supplicants--Jeb, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Carly.
We voted Romney because we were fighting back against Obama for ourselves--not their million$$ offshore bundles. I voted for the memory of a prisoner-of-war's once courage AND FOR SARAH PALIN ! But.. I'm never voting for a tool, like Hillary ever ever ever --nor a back-stabbing sellout RHINO, evah ! ! !

Ok--rambling over--please forgive -I loathe the hypocrisy of elitism infecting the " I know better--you're stupid" bureaucracy!! No, you are 😂

JimNorCal

Mish is a rabid Ron/Rand Paul Libertarian on foreign policy, but strongly supports free markets and, importantly, lives in IL.
A roundup of stories on the new IL budget.
https://mishtalk.com/2017/07/12/illinois-budget-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do-surprise-giveaway-to-muni-bondholders/
Snips:
Long before last week’s tax increase over half of Illinoisans were telling pollsters they wanted to leave the state, citing taxes as the biggest reason.

I’m writing this from a house in southeastern Wisconsin my wife and I bought recently. ... we’ll buy our groceries here often, where they’re exempt from any sales tax.

Last week the state released its report for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Tax receipts declined 3.2% — almost $1 billion from the preceding year.

State contributions to pension plans will decline $1.5 billion in fiscal 2018, by far the largest single spending cut in the budget. And some $900 million of that reduction reflects wishful thinking about future investment returns at state employee pension funds.

The commission handling workers’ claims and the courts that supervise it have endlessly expanded the liability of employers, forgetting that the system was supposed to cover only employment-related injuries. ... In the construction industry, for example, $20 of every $100 of wages goes to workers’ compensation (in neighboring Indiana it’s less than $5)

Health care costs largely made up of Medicaid expenses consume 25 percent of Illinois’ general fund budget.

If the Republican version of Obamacare reform actually does pass, Illinois Could Lose $40 Billion in Federal Medicaid Support over the next ten years.

When I practiced law I taught secured lending and bankruptcy as an adjunct at the University of Texas Law School. I can imagine giving an assignment like this: “Draft a bill to make bondholders supreme by stiffing the public and taxpayers.” If somebody handed in Senate Bill 10, they’d get an A+.
It’s a naked asset grab at the expense of citizens designed to allow municipalities to kick the can by borrowing more and giving first dibs to municipal bondholders on public assets.

henry

Dang. Power went out. Hoft was shilling for that Montgomery dude that hangs with Alex Jones. Ignore.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

Am I the only one left who has read about Krazy Kat and Ignatz?

AA's Ignatz has definitely identified himself/herself with the Herriman character.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--So the new FBI director has a giant ape for an uncle?--

henry, I believe you are confusing Wray with our recently departed FLOTUS's nieces and nephews, although I believe she identifies as an aunt.

And yes I denounce myself for my crude racism, but temper it with the admission that I agree with our prog pals that W at times bears a remarkable likeness to a chimp or perhaps a bonobo.
I also temper it with the sad fact my daughter gave me a Father's Day card with a picture of a chimp picking his nose on the front. Inside she lovingly told me that;

"The inside of this card is pretty cheesy, but I couldn't pass it up since they happened to be selling one with your portrait on it. What are the odds?
At any rate, I'm glad to have you as my dad. I wouldn't even trade you for a human one."

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

henry | July 12, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Could it be a giant monkey?

I don't care about Wray's lineage but think we need a new FBI director tomorrow!! In the meantime, Mr. McCabe sits in the director's seat.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Hey doc, when I followed your link on expanding my virtual memory it started looking familiar and I realized I had already pushed it up to the max some time back.
The perils of a nine year old computer. :/

anonamom

Ig, I knew it wasn't you--not your "voice."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

No. I used to watch the cartoons on TV when I was young.

This led to my most embarrassing moment as a teaching assistant in the geology department.

We were to lead students through the Grand Canyon type section. There are lots of names to remember (Moabi Shale, Navajo Sandstone, etc.).

So, when I got to the Coconino sandstone I said, "This is like Krazy Kat and Coconino County."

Blank stares.

So THEN I said, "You know, where the mouse Ignatz hits Krazy Kat with a brick and she calls him 'My Pwecious.'"

Whispers and eyerolls.

None of them had seen it so they thought I was a lunatic. LOL!

lyle

Gotta say, Glenda has managed to create a quite immediately identifiable JOM voice of late. Brava.

Threadkiller


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DrJ

I realized I had already pushed it up to the max some time back.

Really? How big is your page file, and how big is your hard drive? My page file currently is set to 20GB, and with 24 GB main memory, I've never seen the error message you posted earlier.

And my computer is seven years old, so that's no excuse.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 50m50 minutes ago

Getting rdy to leave for France @ the invitation of President Macron to celebrate & honor Bastille Day and 100yrs since U.S. entry into WWI.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 21m21 minutes ago

Stock market hits another high with spirit and enthusiasm so positive. Jobs outlook looking very good! #MAGA🇺🇸

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16m16 minutes ago

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! #MAGA🇺🇸

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEkhdIfXsAEaZAB.jpg

Link has chart with jobs increases in different industries.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Tweets, current page. Tweets & replies Media

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 5m5 minutes ago

Big WIN today for building the wall. It will secure the border & save lives. Now the full House & Senate must act! ➡️http://45.wh.gov/5L8g1q

anonamom

Doing some catch up

I've noticed that ladies are always telling me how they got off with a "warning" when they were stopped for speeding or minor traffic violations. I've gotten a ticket every time (not that it's been so many--maybe 3 or 4 over 40 years).

Posted by: jimmyk

I recently counted--I've been stopped 13 times for speeding.
Ticketed twice.
Not too bad...

macthenaif

So did TM grok my Link or no? (GUS would.)

Threadkiller

It seems law enforcement is ok with Trump's "grab them by the pu**y" comment.

glenda

Lyle..TY...are you and your back:
"ready to rumble" ?? I am.

When the grandson was first DX on the Autism spectrum, it was a 5 times a week speech therapy, occupational therapy, applied behavior therapy at TX Children's Hospital--He really would ask the other kids in the waiting room "What kind of special are you?"--It's when I knew he was an extraordinary human being that would succeed, despite "what the rules, said!"

I will never let him down by succumbing to the in-crowd!! :-)

Extraneus

Have you guys discussed the possible connection of the Russian lady to FISA warrants on Kuschner, Mannafort and DTJ?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I grokked the missing Link; His gal was red hot.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Yes they have Extraneous [though I haven't].
Good to see you.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Yo doc,
I fell prey to Windows "suggestion" thinking it was max.
My page file size was 3gb and is now 20gb as you sort of suggested.
Disc C is 454gb.
RAM 2gb.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

glenda,

Good for you! When he is old enough, send him to 4chan!

One of the good things about television (and there are not many) is the admiration and liking of people on the autism spectrum due to the Sheldon character on "The Big Bang Theory" and the female forensic pathologist on "Bones". Both seem to have characteristics of the autism spectrum and are likable in their own unique ways.

Bubarooni

Gotta do something about the RAM. That's way to little these days.

Dirt cheap upgrade to boot.

Go to crucial.com and download the scanner and run it. It'll tell you exactly what to get.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I use a desktop PC which is 8 years old. It was on Windows 7 until one day, for no apparent reason, I was automatically upgraded to Windows 10.

At first I was mad about it, but then I discovered my corrupted sound card had been restored, so that I can watch videos and live streams.

When I got the computer I requested one which had a lot of storage and power (probably not the right terms) so that I could quickly upload to eBay.

It's been very dependable which is why I was so upset last night. (Also because I don't have money for a replacement.)

Smoking Something

The WSJ story on Drudge regarding Russia discussing who knows who on Trump team back in 2015 sounds similar to NYT stroy from two months ago (re2016 info).. How many times is media going to rehash and spin Manefort and Flynn stories. What goverment doesnt talk about plyers in other goverments?

And have the Feds been listening in to Trump team since 2015. Two years maybe and no "smoking gun" leaks yet?

wsj: https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-officials-overheard-discussing-trump-associates-before-campaign-began-1499890354

nyt: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/russia-trump-manafort-flynn.html

macthenaif

Iggy @ 07:57

How

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Maybe I didn't grok it; wasn't it a reference to Link Wray?

Captain Hate

Link Wray.

macthenaif

Yes. And so was "How" ... a reference to Link's Native heritage. (Vaguely racist, but I've a sliver of Native in my own tree, so I'm allowed.)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--It'll tell you exactly what to get.--

That's one reason I'm trying to raise some cash. This current machine has too many issues to use for internet sales and uploading of lots of high quality pictures.
Need to start over clean and retire this clunker.
Even Word keeps showing me the dreaded blue circle of death.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

LOL. Guess I should have noted there was no question mark after "How".

Skoot

Limk Wray? That cat got nuthin' on SCARBOROUGH!!

OMG - can I bleach my ears!


OT: recently caught Ohio player Willie Phoenix in Columbus. Played all hell out a Strat, lefty - fat string on the bottom, big tone!

jimmyk

Relinking Coulter's column from the end of the dead thread. It's a bit of repeat of her column from a few months ago, but the point is right. More important: Wasn't this close to what Cruz proposed, and didn't Senators Snowe and McCaskill (or the equivalent) kill it?

Proposed law: "Notwithstanding any other provision of federal or state law, it shall be lawful to purchase or sell any health insurance product in the United States of America."

Please send any Senators who could possibly oppose this to James D's fire.

jimmyk

Oops, here's the link:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-07-12.html

daddy in First

Free Willy!

daddy in First

Free Willy!

daddy in First

Free Willy!

Tom Maguire

OK, too fast for me, but not too fast for the house. I've heard the song but never would have known the author.

daddy in Mississippi

And second and third and fourth

DrJ

Gotta do something about the RAM. That's way to little these days [2GB].

I agree -- these days 8 GB should be the minimum you should have.

Iggy, if you want I'll work with you to get another computer (if it is necessary) or upgrade the one you have. I understand about money issues, and let's do this by email. I'd bet few are interested in the discussion.

jimmyk

I've a sliver of Native in my own tree

High cheekbones, mac? Had any Mexican Oatmeal soup?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/12/sarah-sanders-white-house-press-briefing-july-12th-2017/#more-135662

Full transcript at link.

Catsmeat

Ignatz, if I'd known you were THAT Ignatz, then of course you couldn't have been an IgnatzEsq.--and the voice was indeed all wrong--glad you're just you. But it really is CH sometime posting (positing?) with the Horde at Ace's site, I'm sure--sounds like the same guy, at any rate--if not, apologies! I go there (to read, not post) any days when I need to feel better--the morons and moronettes are brutal and very funny.

macthenaif

jimmyk

Much too far back (10 gens to a Full Blood) to show up in my bones. Barely shows up in my DNA, and that little bit might just be noise. I would never claim to be Native.

jimmyk

mac, I'm sure you have a stronger claim than Lizzie. You too can be Harvard Law professor.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

"Dems call for Jared's security clearance to be revoked"

Hillary! and her familiars still have theirs?


daddy @8:40 - I thought for a moment that was a cry of despair from Hillary!'s consort.

Jack is Back!

Going up to Beantown on Friday to pick up Frederick and then we are staying on Harvard Square and just walk around with him to get a feel of the place and Cambridge. You never know!

If I meet up with Fauxchohantas that will be a real downer. Will walk around MIT while there. You never know:)

Captain Hate

But it really is CH sometime posting (positing?) with the Horde at Ace's site, I'm sure--sounds like the same guy, at any rate--if not, apologies.

It is I.

BeenThereDoneThat

The Chutzpah play of the week...

http://www.nysun.com/national/bezos-slim-and-buffett-billionaires-pleading/90026/

Captain Hate

daddy @8:40 - I thought for a moment that was a cry of despair from Hillary!'s consort

Huma?

Captain Hate

The Chutzpah play of the week...

It would be sooooooo GOPe to give them a bailout after failing to repeal ZippyCare.

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

Miss M. - my husband had the same non-response from college students years ago when he said, "The emperor has no clothes." I've heard that Grimm's fairy tales are no longer common knowledge in Germany.

I did not watch the Krazy Kat TV shows but found the collections of the earlier comic strips. Here's the petrified forest for you. (Right click)

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

CH @ 9:13- is there a "hack" for cleaning g&t from a keyboard?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau, I don't know, but I had to clean a big glob of mustard off my keyboard from my lunchtime hot dog today.

I never learn.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

Thanks for the Petrified Forest cartoon!

macthenaif

TM @ 8:41

One must be of a certain age.

I wonder if anyone else hereabouts was listening to WPTR or WKBW AM in 1958.

Threadkiller

WKRP in 78.

Beasts of England

Extraneus!!

macthenaif

TK is Les Nessman? That explains everything!

Captain Hate

This idiot already facilitated the Iran fiasco:

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/rand-paul-corker-blocked-bill-to-stop-palestinian-terror-payments

lyle

All quiet on the practice fairway. Big tourney starts mañana. Members/guests/hawties getting psych'd tipsy right about now, I reckon.

lyle

Ex showed up?!? How did I miss that? Shoutout, bro!

Clarice Feldman

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/trump-can-improve-health-care-without-congress.php

Now here are some ideas!

Frau  Edith Steingehirn

TK - Les Nessman may check in!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Think I will head to bed.

Nytol!

Clarice Feldman

This "scandal" is almost over:http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/341788-exclusive-doj-let-russian-lawyer-into-us-before-she-met-with-trump

Threadkiller

TK Fever

Gentlejim

Since WKRP was mentioned, here's one for TK.

As God as my witness, I thought all certificates of live birth were 9-layered.

Clarice Feldman

Nytol

GUS

Did JimNorCal say he was in SE WISCONSIN???

Henry and GUS are in SE WISCONSIN.

Beer is in SE Wisconsin.

jimmyk

Yes, extraneus was on the last thread, but by the time I saw his posts the new thread was well underway. Hope he sticks around.

Buckeye

Water just went out in the Buckeye neighborhood. Must be a main break as I saw the city guys scrambling a couple blocks away shutting off a big underground valve.

Luckily Mrs. Buckeye had finished her shower and we have a couple cases of bottled water. There are 5 commodes in the house, so I will use the one farthest away from the normal living space:)

Buckeye

Water is back on.

Mayor's house must be on the same line:)

macthenaif

Do read Clarice's 9:57 link. Something about spitting ... or whatever ... into the wind.

les nessman

"TK - Les Nessman may check in!

Posted by: Frau Edith Steingehirn | July 12, 2017 at 09:53 PM"

Oh, I'm lurking.
Gotta keep my eye on you turkeys.

DrJ

Water just went out in the Buckeye neighborhood.

We lost our water on Friday last week too. It was the first time in the 25 years or so that MrsJ has been in this house.

In addition to the usual issues (toilets, cooking and so forth) the house has no air conditioning. We use a swamp cooler. So we lost our cooling.

It was 105 degrees that day.

Fortunately the water was off only for a few hours. But it sure was hot in the mean while.

lyle

5 commodes?!? You gotta be shittin' me...

Buckeye

I shit you not:)

Buckeye

Wish I had all the money Fluidmaster has made off me in the last 22 years.

Buckeye

And with the exceptionally hot July we are having, sure my next American Electric Power bill will be a whopper.

macthenaif

Keep it loose.

GUS

Buckeye, do you ROTATE. HEH HEH, I mean do you use ALL of the commodes. I only have 2, but that doesn't include the LAKE or my swimming pool.

common man

Kid Rock to take on Debbie Stabmenow in Michigan. She should be worried. He is charismatic and she is the polar opposite.

GUS

So let's see where THE FULL COMMIE SWAMPTARD LEFT has taken us today.

Someone in Russia e-mailed Donald Trump Jr. Said they had dirt on Rodham. Trump Jr. responded and expressed mild interest in getting this "dirt".

What the FUCK does that have to do with COLLUSION to "interfere" with OUR ELECTION???

Are these retarded blubbering fools suggesting that THEY, THEMSELVES, would not have creamed their jeans in glee, if they were offered "DIRT" on Donald J Trump???
For example: What if someone was to offer A DOSSIER, that said DONALD TRUMP had hired HOOKERS in Moscow, to PEE on a HOTEL BED, that Obama had "supposedly" slept in. (and NOT WITH REGGIE LOVE). This shit is absurd, and it shows my theory of THE FULL COMMIE, 9 plus years old......IS CORRECT.
These FREAKS have no shame, no morals, no concept of right vs wrong, and as COMMIE MARXISTS in training, THEY FEAR NO CONSEQUENCES.
Unfortunately, they are TEACHERS, BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS, STUDENTS, and MFM "reporters". It's quite DANGEROUS and there WILL BE BLOODSHED.

glasater

Fay Wray was in two Perry Mason TV shows. You wouldn't have recognized her from King Kong but she played classy ladies nevertheless.

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