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August 26, 2017

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JimNorCal

Good luck, Porch

Clarice Feldman

I'm watching Texans reaching out with offers to help and requests for aid. What I am not seeing is local govt doing nothing and people sitting around waiting for the feds or "cannibalizing" each other in stadia.

Clarice Feldman

Maybe if we air drop Shep and Geraldo into the eye of the storm we'll see another picture than the one I'm seeing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

Shep was off on Friday. I wondered if he was heading to Texas for some drama and crying.

I don't think it would work out for him, though. I think Texans would laugh at him.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--On Gorka, I keep seeing he failed his security clearance (a gun related citation)--

So you can be an openly communist, radical Islam lover and be the head cheese of intelligence but you can't have a misdemeanor gun ding and even get a clearance?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--air drop Shep and Geraldo into the eye of the storm--

If it's from about 50,000 feet = thousands cheered.

Old Lurker

SBW, about a larded up debt bill that Trump vetos. What if the Dems joined with Rs to make it veto proof? I mean, they are the Uni Party and between them they could take the guy out once and for all. Now that the R's have revealed themselves for what they really are, why pretend any longer?

Just a thought.

Marlene

i just texted my sister-in-law and she said her daughter in Austin is safe and sound,waiting for the deluge.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

That was my thought too, OL.
Would be a good test of whether the GOPe is willing to make the UNiparty official policy.
I'm thinking I might want to register Uniparty as a trademark and website before the DC slime makes it official.

lyle

I'm here for you, Ig:

Uniparty™

Jack is Back!

Been over to TWC and it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. Maybe their crews can't get into the really hard hit places.

BTW, watch the "warmist" led by ManPigBear come out in all news reports or analysis before its all over and claim Global Warming caused Harvey and the devestation even though its the first landfall 'Cane since 2005. What about those last 12 years when the claim was they were the hottest on record?

Crickets.

Nice day in Spa for the qualfying. Where I took my Dutch immersion courses.

Thomas Collins

To my friends in the Harvey path: I know you have battening down the hatches things to attend to, but when you get a chance, let us know how things are going.

To my friends here posting tat-shaming stuff: Keep it up. You are going to incite me to get a third tat, and enlist the help of a tech maven such as Dave (in MA) to post an big pic of all three here! That'll teach ya! :-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thomas Collins,

Lighten up, Francis. Both of my kids have tattoos. I still love them, just don't like tattoos.

Get off my lawn.

Thomas Collins

You didn't interpret my tat comment as light, MM? You tat hater, you! In retaliation, I just may get a tat with a Miss Marple visage so that your stage name will be perched on my . . . right shoulder!

 narciso.

I think he has been too charitable:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/26/protesting-against-statues-nelson-churchill-rhodes-just-way

glasater

Tats are very expensive, TC as I'm sure you've found out.. ;-)

Jack is Back!

"Tattoos are what you get when 21 and regret when 40"
------Anonymous

mike in houston

OK, only two things so far. Lost my Dish signal a couple of times, and my fearless Scottish Terrier came running into the bedroom and up on the bed at 2 AM when we had a passing thunderstorm. Had some tornadoes south of us, more toward the coast

Thomas Collins

My misspent yute in Little Rhody helps me out there, glasater. I can find out who is good and won't require too many Jackson inks for the ink being put on me.

Porchlight

Thank you for all the kind wishes. We were able to remove large chunks of the most threatening limbs. Tree seems stable right now but there's no way to know with the weather. I put in a home insurance claim just in case. We have a tree service guy coming in a little bit.

Neighbors were wonderful and helped with everything.

Wind is picking up.

Glad you are okay, mike in Houston!

Thomas Collins

I hope that's the worst of it for you, mike in houston, and for everyone else in Harvey's path.

Thomas Collins

Let the tree avoid a knockdown, Porchlight. Leave the knockdowns for tonight's fight!

Porchlight

You betcha TC! Hope the power doesn't go out! Time to get some beer while the getting's good.

Miss Marple

TC,

What can I say. To each his own. I don't even have pierced ears.

glenda

Update from Galveston Bay...I'm alive---past 13+inches of rain ..since 5:00 am we've been under the trailing effect line of storms coming off the Gulf.
Only heard from 2 friends/family that lost power. One restored, other invited over.
I haven't watched one second of the asshat media CNN/FOX to hear their blame--caterwauling-unobjective BS on situation....until overheard mr Glenda's tv blasting out something on the communist/Clinton net some divisive Chucky Shamer attack...I don't tweet but if anyone reading here do:

Let those elite anti-American dwellers of hate, race, class: Texas condemns every inch of their corrupt immoral trouble making antics. Every Texas street, neighborhood, city, county---affected by the current circumstances of nature..*red and yellow black and white--rich and poor-- are working, helping, consoling, protecting each other..TOGETHER..because that's just how we roll!
Let Shep the Cheryl Mills "jester" and his ilk , churn in their bottomless bias--reap what you sow, clueless to the havoc --created by progressive groupthink--buzz off Acosta guy ( we Texans ignore sissy-bully losers).

Porch..hope your safe...heck, I hope the world is safe...but No agent of shame, fury, despair holds my respect. No mob or real, actual, factual nazi-sympathizer like George Soros--and any human being who accepts $$$from him or his sham foundations..can defeat hope, faith or an open mind !

Rant over. You recognize honor and dignity when you survive "storms".
There's a brief respite from the rain--so I must walk the doogie.. If someone has Chuckles Shumer/NYTimes mailing address? I'm saving her surprises to forward along to the purveyors of fecal matter😉

Pray for Texan's continued strength--

JimNorCal

Be sure to put a chip on that right shoulder, TC :)

Encouraging news, Porch

Jack is Back!

You know you are watching a press conference from a Prog run city when the signer for the deaf gets more of a camera angle than the emergency services director. How come SHS doesn't have a signer for her pressers? And make Acosta and crew ask all questions using ASL.

Porchlight

You are so right, glenda! Love you and hang in there. So glad we have Gov. Abbott and Trump.

daddy

Well we are off to Guam, so here's to hoping Porch don't drown and I don't get nuked. Fun flight. Get to see some real interesting Alaska territory like Iliamna and Cold Bay, and then it's like 4000 miles of water until Saipan and Tinian pop up, followed shortly after by Ground Zero.

If I die, please all grow lettuce in your work spaces in memory of me and Lisa M, except for TC who needs a tattoo of Terry Bradshaw on his ass:)

Cheerio.

Jack is Back!

Funny that the go to guy for the MSNBC/CNN cabal are George P. Bush who probably has less to do with hurricane preparations and services than I do.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

Cavuto had him on, too.

I am suspicious, needless to say.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

glenda,

You go girl! I am watching Governor Abbott right now, exuding competence and strength. He's detailing all the stuff going on - shelters, bus transportation, delivery of supplies, etc.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

If Harvey turns out more like the rabbit than Katrina will that mean the climate deniers are right or that Trump halted the rise of the oceans?
Gaack; loony tune lefties.

Thomas Collins

My mother never had pierced ears, MM. But she loved to dress up in feminine skirts and blouses, even when going to informal family events. And red lipstick was a necessity when she went out. Blue jeans? Never for her. As you say, to each his own.

Now that's a possibility, JimNorCal. A chip. But with my various grievances, that would be one tattoo taking up my whole body! :-)

How about a chess problem with a board and pieces? Then I could challenge people to solve it.

Let's see. If I were going to have a tat on my ass, daddy, it might be visages of people who have called me an a-hole. But no, that wouldn't work. As with the chip, the visages chat would be too big!

Frau  Kanu

Good to hear from mike(in houston), Porch and Glenda. I take it Sue is far from the action? Stay safe.

This all reminds me of the time the goracle went out to paddle his own canoe.
http://nypost.com/1999/07/24/critics-paddle-gore-in-dam-rowing-row/

Porchlight

clara, if you are reading, I would like to thank you for your tip about home insurance and the tree removal. It didn't occur to me that they could help if there were no damage, but I put in a claim as soon as I read your comment and the tree guy is here and says it will likely be covered minus a deductible. Just waiting to hear from the claims adjuster.

They are taking it down today. We are very fortunate given the circumstances!

Thank you again.

Jane

I'm in Philly and I've seen at least 15 monuments that must be removed. Not sure about the lion.

 narciso.

Good news Glenda and porch.

Thomas Collins

Ha ha! Make that tat in the last line of my last post, not chat!

Re the Arpaio pardon: The pardon is an appropriate exercise of the POTUS's pardon prerogative. I have to laugh at the argument that the issuance of a pardon in a contempt proceeding undercuts the rule of law. If anything undercuts the rule of law in this context, it is putting a man in jail who aggressively worked to keep out illegals. Yes, Sheriff Joe may have pushed the envelope a bit in interpreting the judge's order. But to have Sheriff Joe in jail and the likes of Lois Lerner not in jail would have been an outrage. Talk about undercutting the rule of law. Using a taxing authority to favor one political view over another is the very essence of undercutting the rule of law.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Don Surber has more to say today:

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/08/odd-admission-by-national-review.html?spref=tw

Miss Marple the Deplorable

And more:

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/08/trump-resets-government-research.html?spref=tw

Thomas Collins

Re MM's link to Surber's comments on Lowry: The most astounding aspect to me of the reaction of critters of various party and ideological stripes to the Trump Administration is the belief of all too many GOPers and self-proclaimed conservatives that if President Trump is taken down, conservatism will be enhanced. Pure delusion.

Thomas Collins

Re MM's link to Surber's comments on Lowry: The most astounding aspect to me of the reaction of critters of various party and ideological stripes to the Trump Administration is the belief of all too many GOPers and self-proclaimed conservatives that if President Trump is taken down, conservatism will be enhanced. Pure delusion.

Clarice Feldman

fnc downgrafes Harvey to tropical storm

sbw

OL: What if the Dems joined with Rs to make it veto proof?

Buy popcorn futures!

mike in houston

MM and jib, George P. Bush was the only one of his family to support Trump in the election. He is the Texas Land Comm. The Land Comm. is responsible for overseeing all of the public lands in Texas, including off shore leases

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thomas Collins,

I agree 100%. They really do live in a bubble.

Should they take out Trump, I pretty much think the country will fall into anarchy, if not Civil War. And I do NOT want that.

Those coal miners in West Virginia are not going to vote for Jeb Bush. Jerry Falwell is not going to support Marco Rubio and forget about how President Trump actually DEFENDED evangelicals instead of mouthing platitudes.

In fact, I would expect a lot of people to march on Congress with pitchforks and torches.

They are nuts.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

mike in houston,

Thanks for the information. I will therefore assume that he is the only Bush I would support in an election.

I also assume that none of the people interviewing him today knew that, and thought they could get some criticism from him.

 narciso.

There so much wring in that lowry piece its hard too fisk it properly.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Zach Covey‏ @ZachKFOX_CBS

#Breaking: Report from shooting in Corpus Christi says looter tried to rob homeowner and house. Homeowner shot looter in head. #Harvey

Jack is Back!

Say hello to Wild Bills for me, daddy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump had a video conference today with cabinet members. Here's the readout:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DILRP-aXoAEttQq.jpg:large

mike in houston

MM said

Zach Covey‏ @ZachKFOX_CBS

#Breaking: Report from shooting in Corpus Christi says looter tried to rob homeowner and house. Homeowner shot looter in head. #Harvey

That's just the way we roll

Porchlight

Nice work, Corpus homeowner.

Porchlight

Feds say Menendez cannot take breaks from his trial to cast Senate votes. Ha ha.

Jack is Back!

Ouch! That'll hurt for a lifetime:)

Lucas Glover slipped on his downswing at The Northern Trust in Old Westbury and almost tore his ACL. I thought we only did that in Football.

Rocco

In the mid 70's I played for this team and in the locker room before the season started, the coach announced that if you had a particular jersey number that you wanted, you had better have a shamrock tattoo. Now it's only bush league but I don't regret it.

Texas Rocks!

lyle

Corpus Christi looter: Yo tengo un dolor de cabeza.

Rocco

I was born in Waco while my father was stationed at the James Connally AFB and my mother told me that we lived on the second floor with an old rickety staircase on the outside of the building. One night she could feel someone walking up the stairs and turn the the door knob, When she asked who it was, no one answered and she could feel the stairs vibrating as the person left. When the sheriff arrived he gave her a handgun and told her that if no one answers when she asks, shoot through the door to kill...true story according to mom.

Texas Rocks!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

You know, it would be instructive to show the Katrina response under Blanco vs the Harvey response under Abbott.

There is plenty of video available.

Old Lurker

"You know, it would be instructive to show the Katrina response under Blanco vs the Harvey response under Abbott."

There you go again thinking facts matter to the Left, MM.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-the-navy-doesnt-want-you-know-about-its-deadly-ship-22025?page=2

This is by James Holmes, who I am given to understand is an authority on the Navy.

Captain Hate

In case nobody linked this unmasking:

https://medium.com/@JackPosobiec/busted-ana-navarro-bankrolled-indicted-democrat-bob-menendez-c5dc48ce40db

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

My target audience isn't the left. It's the uninformed middle.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Donald J. Trump Retweeted SA Food Bank

THANK YOU to all of the great volunteers helping out with #HurricaneHarvey relief in Texas!

https://twitter.com/safoodbank/status/901528487445639168

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://smokeroom.com/2017/08/25/fun-hating-us-senator-wont-watch-the-mcgregor-mayweather-fight/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Thomas Collins

Whoops! Celtics/Cavs trade may have another chapter.


https://www.theringer.com/nba/2017/8/26/16207792/isaiah-thomas-physical-trade-void-cavaliers-celtics

Momto2

The latest target of the left (BLM) appears to be Dolly Parton and her Dixie Stampede. I predict that they have met their match. This Southern Belle is not going to go down without a fight. She has such a *huge* fan base and has done so much for her local people, that they will stand right beside her.

This could be fun to watch...so get your popcorn ready!

http://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/news/dixie-stampede-attack-civil-war-theme/

Momto2

Example:


Charlie Daniels‏Verified account @CharlieDaniels Aug 25

note to activist trying to shut down Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Dolly does more good in one day than u will in your whole misguided life 24K

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--When the sheriff arrived he gave her a handgun and told her that if no one answers when she asks, shoot through the door to kill...--

Musta been Sheriff Joe Biden...cept he woulda given her a shotgun.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/dodo/status/901535227104735232

Kids need to grow up with dogs. This has a charming video.

Marlene

Momto2,hope you are recovering. I laughed when I heard about Dolly being targeted. Don't mess with Dolly! She is an awesome supporter of the local economy. She is a huge supporter of literacy and of course,led the way for fundraising after the fires last year.

Old Lurker

MM "My target audience isn't the left. It's the uninformed middle."

I know. But by the time you exclude the uniformed who are too stupid, and the uninformed who are uninterested, or the uniformed who are too lazy to apply that critical thinking stuff they never learned, or the uniformed because they just like getting free stuff...you are left with woefully few who might give a S*** about your lesson.

When you are done, I can point you to a windmill or two which need tilting.

:-)

jimmyk on iPhone

Porch, amazing you could get such quick service on the tree in the middle of the storm. I'm sure there must be 100s of trees down in your area.

Best of luck to all you SE Texans. I gather the worst is yet to come with flooding.

Captain Hate

Dickless Durbin might be dumber than McCain.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker.

"To dream, the impossible dream..."


Here's me trying to get you in the proper frame of mind:

Captain Hate

Dear God I'm listening to Joanie Phonie's version of "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" and reliving how badly she botched the lyrics.

Old Lurker

:-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/26/understanding-gary-cohn-vs-president-donald-trump/comment-page-1/#comment-4311390

Very interesting read.

Frau  Orkan

jimmyk - I was asked to read a Lawfare article by Paul Rosenzweig concern trolling for his conservative legal friend. It was hard to finish, but I did it. Blech!
Any reason I should ever read one again? I won't link to it.

Also, a person on FX said DJT has *already* failed with Harvey and when questioned, added that the real test is later, weeks, months, an years from now. If Pres.Trump already failed how can he be judged on what happens later?
There is no help for such stupidity fueled by hatred.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

They are grasping at straws, and in the process telegraphing what they will use to attack.

Hence, Trump will be on top of all rebuilding, federal aid, etc.

They fail. Too bad for them. HA!

 narciso.

Even squirrels find a nut sometimes,


https://mobile.twitter.com/alimhaider/status/901537144690401280?p=v

Yrs they found some yutz who pointed a gun, but still.

 narciso.

Ah it comes from our 'old friend' in category error, frances Robles.

Captain Hate

Strange, but true. Roseanne Barr is actually funny. She twats:

i ran for president in 2012, and I LOST, too, like Hillary did four years later. I'm writing a book about it, called "WTF happened?"

jimmyk on iPhone

Frau, I'm not familiar with Lawfare.

Obviously the conclusion that Trump failed with Harvey is predetermined. The next step is to work backwards to find some rationale.

 narciso.

It was founded by jack goldsmith, one of the march 10th conspirators that included Mueller and comey

Jack is Back!

Looking at some of the structural damage along the Texas Coast, I wonder if the Texas building specs are as tough as Florida's after Andrew? I see in Lockport (?) that you have wood framing covered by brick exterior. Those frames didn't seem to have the same kind of moment connections implemented by Florida for structures especially roof trusses and load bearing members.

Anyone know?

Off to our parish's Annual Tent party. Lots of drinking and eating. Hey, its what Catholics do best:)

OL may disagree but he is actually a Catholic with two left feet. [What my Episcopalian father always said was the difference between the two]

Frau  Orkan

jimmyk - you are not missing anything at all:Lawfare is the blog-baby of Benjamin Wittes and supposedly deals with security, cyber and such. Rosenzweig trotted out the already hoary "Trump is a racist" and bemoaned the fact that some conservatives--and some are his friends!--still were unable to see the clear monster in the WH. "He's transforming the country and its core values."


Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

The "core values" Trump promotes are those which I was taught in grade school, back in the late 50's. I recognize them because I am only 2 years younger than Trump (and with a lot less energy).

These values were considered normal then.
Love of country and flag, respect for all faiths, citizenship, etc.

I hope he can bring it back.

cboldt

Patriot Prayer's press conference in San Francisco is interesting. Seem to be a good hearted group. One fellow, "Tiny" from American Samoa, is a recent convert to Trump. All of them are frustrated with DEM politicians lying about their group, and with the press inciting violence via misleading reporting in general. Tiny reported that he really and honestly thought that Trump supporters were racist, based on news reports, and his mind was changed by going to a Trump rally, where he was welcomed with open hands.

Plenty of press microphones set up at the press conference. I doubt the remarks will make the news.

JimNorCal

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