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August 08, 2017

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RattlerGator

Yo!

Captain Hate

The Children of the Cornhole employ casuistry that would embarrass Slim's chimps.

henry

I agree... they should toss themselves into volcanos instead.

Porchlight

Perhaps virtue-signaling is its own reward?

Got it in one.

The failing NYT doesn't really care about the planet, but it does need to stroke the egos of its diminishing, smug readership.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

That new, Chicken Little report discredits itself from the start. They pick 1980 as their starting point, which is essentially the last year of a thirty year cooling trend.
Had they picked 1998 they would have had to say the rate of warming has stagnated and by some measures may even be level.
Moreover almost no one I know thinks the climate hasn't been warming since the end of the Little Ice Age 150 years ago so of course we will be setting all sorts of historical records. The economy is slowly growing as well and almost every year it sets a record, but the growth is pathetic and hardly implies overheating; pretty similar to the climate. The idea people who can't agree on what the temperature has been for the last thirty years or even what it is right now can know with any degree of confidence what it was 1500 years ago is absurd.
Most importantly their extrapolations are ludicrous and untethered to actual science. "Unprecedented" and "catastrophic" when their models are failing and are the only things which allow one to extrapolate are the words of political science not actual science.

Porchlight

It's very simple.

If the climate had changed that drastically, we would all know it without having to read it.

JimNorCal

From the end of last thread: RG "I will wait for TM's new post since he is still, you know ..."

Good call! :)

RattlerGator

Hmmmmmm . . .

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Priming the Springs of Action: Reconstituting We the People Via Internalized Habits and Values

First, the criteria must be mutual which gets translated to mean that the “intention of the Framers” is not enough . . . .

Secondly, the “Consensus must be Dynamic”. One wonders if an earlier draft said Dialectical instead, but that might be too obvious to get all 100 signatures.

The third precept is that the “Compact Must Be Mutual”. Suddenly, “the First Amendment…is the epitome of public justice and serves as the Golden Rule for civic life.” Personally, I think being told by so many public officials that a “general consent to the obligations of citizenship is therefore inherent in the American experiment, both as a founding principle (‘We the people”) and as a matter of daily practice” is certainly a violation of the *spirit* of the phrase “the government shall not . . .”

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Damn good point, rse. It appears to slyly move us first from masters of the government, to partners with the government, and then . . . subjects -- European style -- of the government.

I keep saying I just don't have time to go down that road you're paving but I do try and get snippets.

Marlene

Good Morning! We drove by the Bangor airport Sunday to pick up the dog at his kennel and we noticed several private jets. That isn't unusual for this time of year, but after arriving, it is a 50 mile trip to Northeast Harbor or Seal Harbor or Bar Harbor in backed up traffic. I seriously doubt they worry about their carbon footprint.

RattlerGator

Jim, I'm paying serious attention to our guy!

RattlerGator

Ohhhhh, boy. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Rich, Rich, Rich. I likely won't be able to get back on the board until tomorrow, but . . . .

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haven't forgotten to respond RattlerGator. it was just that "put up your dukes", I having trouble with.

Posted by: rich | August 08, 2017 at 01:39 AM

Rich, Brother Gator, are you kidding? Nothing more than a friendly love tap between boxers sparring in the ring, trying to help one another get better.

* * *

-- but, then, reflecting back on his August 05, 2017 at 11:46 AM comment --

-- and my August 05, 2017 at 04:44 PM comment in response --

We have this:

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Yes I said fan fiction.

. . . . . !@#$%@#$!

It goes back to OL's banging drum.

. . . . . I swear, I'm gonna smack OL's ass if it's the last damn thing I do!

The Trump Administration is losing momentum, losing the initiative, and getting bogged down in the Swamp game.

. . . . . 201 days in? 201 damn days ??? Are you freaking kidding me? The wild-ass impatience of some here is off-the-chain unrealistic!

He can exercise leadership over the Congress.

. . . . . No hell you dee-ent. No.Hell.You.Dee.Ent.Go.There !!!

((( sigh ))) Yeah, he went there. And he has friends. On the ledge.

* * *

Finally, there's this:


... from my perspective, not everything he is doing is some sort of 4-d chess.

Posted by: rich | August 08, 2017 at 03:34 AM

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Well, Rich, your point is . . . 100% true and point taken.

However, a whole bunch of it *has* been or might as well have been 4D chess. Or Jiu-Jitsu at the very least.

So it is written, so it shall be recorded -- on August 8th in the Year of our Lord 2017 I, holder of the title Swamp Lizard Spartacus, spanked the hell outta Richard of the Ledge (yes, I watched my first ever episode of Game of Thrones last night).

Ralph L

The only way to change carbon emissions substantially is to sequester the carbon contained in half the population in the ground.

henry

Ralph L, Mao tried that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

Regarding your link on the last thread about the reversal in trend on federal employee hiring, you linked something about that from Hot Air yesterday. I don't know if you noticed in the Hot Air article, but they considered this a nothing-burger and evidence that trump wasn't really living up to his promises.

That's how it goes with a lot of the Never Trumpers. They will NOT be convinced even when presented with statistical evidence.

Threadkiller

Live your life as you please? The petty hypocrisy crowd isn't going to like this new attitude when they cry a river over Trump's golf outings.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Direct link to Angelo Codevilla's important essay on foreign policy and endless war in the last thread.

James D.

I don't see the point in engaging with anything from TN, or Vox, or from any climate change activists. It's all lies, and the people who write it can all go eff themselves.

henry

Miss M, from Chicago--

Ask Miss M if she thinks any land lines got cancelled with those terminations. The NeverTrumpers can't think past to see the numbers that go with those terminations. Immature reasoning, IMO.

Captain Hate

That's how it goes with a lot of the Never Trumpers. They will NOT be convinced even when presented with statistical evidence.

The Horde hammers AllahBeta with gusto, with the ewok joining in.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I agree that they often ignore the Constitution now, unless forced to adhere to it by a Supreme Court decision.

Boy howdy, though, watch how it will be strictly enforced if the progs ever get it re-written the way they want!

The most pernicious thing I am seeing write now is this "speech is the same as violence" thing. Centuries of "Sitcks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me" totally ignored.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

"Right" now.

The perils of typing what you are "hearing" in your mind.

sbw

AP headline: Trump has escaped Washington, but don't call it a vacation

Me to AP: Funny how AP, the wire service known to bring every extraneous bit under one headline, doesn’t see fit to mention that Trump necessarily moved out of the White House because of the massive disruptive renovations going on.

James D.

re: the RouteFifty article rse linked on the last thread talking approvingly of an Article V convention...

What would actually fix Washington far more effectively than a convention, would be to build some guillotines on the National Mall, and behead everyone who works for, is quoted approvingly by, or is in any other way associated with, RouteFifty.

Ralph L

As I read it, all but one of the renovations were to the West Wing, but they may not have advertised refurbing the upstairs residence. They're redoing the South front stairs, which are seldom used. Perhaps they'll change them to escalators.

But with a lot of contractors, it's probably best he leaves the area for security.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-stealth-president-marches-on.html?spref=tw

Ralph L

re Google firing: they should be happy about the manifesto because it helps in their ongoing lawsuit alleging bias against women. If the men are complaining, how can they be discriminating against women?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Another pick-me-up for Threadkiller!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/08/07/still-losing-viewers-return-nbc-network-pulls-megyn-kellys-show/

Captain Hate

Mark Levin: Henry Kissinger said, thanks to Obama's deal with Iran, they are poised after the defeat of ISIS to fill the power vacuum. If Trump was forced to deal with this with military action, could he count on support for the nation's interest from the Democrats? Could he count on McCain, Flake, Graham, Collins or Murkowski?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back to the topic!

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/08/nyts-leaked-bombshell-climate-report-was-actually-public-for-months/?utm_source=site-share

Yes! Another New York Times FAIL!

Link to actual report:

https://archive.org/details/CSSRTODALL

So, let's sum this up. It hasn't been suppressed, no one is TRYING to suppress it, and the New York Times tried to create a scandal and hysteria out of NOTHING!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4771640/Strong-earthquake-strikes-western-China.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline#ixzz4pB2TPhFK

-peter

That Levin show depressed the crap out of me

Clarice Feldman

wonderful, ™..You remind me of the wit google just firedAs to him Iowahawk says Remember the Hollywood Blacklist..good times.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-north-korea-talks-while-missiles-are-flying-tillerson-says-1502084784?mod=e2tw

North Korea says it will only use nukes against US.

This looks to me like them starting to back off a bit.

Clarice Feldman

Sounds to me, MM, like they're trying to get Russia, Jalan and SoKo to back away from us.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://securitystudies.org/understanding-russian-propaganda/

This is interesting, and one of the reasons JOM is valuable.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

True and a valid point. However, this seems to me to be a weak argument.

China also test fired some missiles near the NK border yesterday.

Buckeye

North Korea says it will only use nukes against US.

This looks to me like them starting to back off a bit.

Even the crazy fatso has to understand that there are submarines off his coast ready to launch cruise missiles with exceptionally "hot" tips.

A NORK ICBM launch, with the US as a target, means NORK ceases to exist.

Captain Hate

Fat Boy is as much a threat to blow himself, and anyone in between, up as us.

Clarice Feldman

*JaPan*

Captain Hate

Levin: Flake defines the "conscience of a conservative" as not being conservative.

cboldt

Speaking of Russian propaganda, Congress is better at advancing it than Russia is!

June 22 Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley

These conspiracy theories and wild speculation have played right into Russia's aim of undermining faith in our democratic system.

glasater

A fellow came to our home the other day asking if we'd like to investigate installing clean, renewable energy for our home..

(solar panels that the gov subsidizes)

I told him we loved coal energy.

Barbara

LOL,glasater! Perfect answer.

Momto2

Just got my laptop back! Apple Care is worth every penny.

This entire twitter thread is hysterical!

Title of article: Rural towns in the eclipse’s path brace for a flood of smartphone-toting visitors


It fits right into the "cosmopolitan mindset" of so many. The comments and gifs are great!

One example: "Some of us use tin cans and string, or tie messages to chickens."

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/893299234505707522

Threadkiller

These conspiracy theories and wild speculation have played right into Russia's aim of undermining faith in our democratic system.

I wish I could find my January comment on the leaked conversations of Gen Flynn.

maryrose

Janet:
I also turn the channel if the word Russia is mentioned
I have the same reaction to climate whatever which is my new designation for it.
Only read positive articles.
Will not conjecture on Mueller or Asst. Attorney General.Rosenstein.
Bit players will pay fines there is no there there with any collusion from President Trump or his relatives.
Congress can find what they want.
They got no real juice.
Lois Lerner ,Holder and Kostinen proved that.
Known wrongdoing and nothing..

Old Lurker

Cap'n "Fat Boy is as much a threat to blow himself, and anyone in between, up as us."

We should introduce Fat Boy to the real Fat Boy, circa 1945.

sbw

This looks to me like them starting to back off a bit.

I feel SO much better now.

maryrose

Kim deserves the same fate as Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
He is too dangerous to live.

James D.

If Trump was forced to deal with this with military action, could he count on support for the nation's interest from the Democrats? Could he count on McCain, Flake, Graham, Collins or Murkowski?

That's hilarious, CH! Who knew you had such a sense of humor?

Oh, that was a serious question? If we have to go to war, President Trump will get no support from any swamp dwellers. They'll be cheering every setback and celebrating every death of one of our soldiers, as yet another excuse for them to attack and undermine the President.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

It isn't meant to encourage US. It's meant to placate Russia and China.

"See boss, I am not after you! Just the US!"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The rule of democrats is to support without question and extol any military action undertaken by a democrat (Libya) while undercut, whine about, and agitate against any action run by a Republican (Iraq).

Normally, GOP presidents act like Bush and refuse to call dems unpatriotic when they do this. I do not think Trump will have the same attitude.

Threadkiller

http://investmentwatchblog.com/tom-fitton-of-judicial-watch-says-sessions-is-dirty-shocking/

Threadkiller

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-justice-department-blacks-talking-points-lynch-clinton-tarmac-meeting

Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1613904995289014&set=pcb.1613905671955613&type=3&theater

Latest pics.

James D.

TK, I am with you.

It is beyond me why AG Sessions is allowing this to happen.

James D.

Wonderful pictures, Stephanie! I'm sure you can't wait to start spoiling her.

Threadkiller

Our Lurker and I have been chatting on that, James.

He thinks it is a keeping powdre dry scenario where Session's doesn't want JW sending off warning shots that scare away the prey.

I think Session's is building a blackmail file to sell of the the highest DNC bidder in exchange for approval of administration proposals/budget/immigration concerns. Swamp tactics for the good guys.

UZ

TL;DR version: "Indulgences are back, and they're great!"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

I was just going to suggest something similar. I have zero belief in Sessions as some sort of turncoat, blackmail subject, or bought-off AG.

He's built his entire career on integrity. Fitton likes to gin up drama and look all bi-partisany because of his donors. JW pulled the same thing when GWB got elected, going after Laura Bush for having tea with Hillary Clinton.

I do think, however, that's when Larry Klayman and Fitton parted company.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Stephanie,

What a beautiful little girl! And you were right, she does have quite a bit of hair!

Porchlight

glasater,

Some clipboard-toting SJW came to my door several years ago to get me to give money to some clean energy group. She told me, with horror in her voice, that there were 115 new coal plants set to go online in the US in the next n years. I told her I was delighted to hear it.

Momto2

Cute as a button, Stephanie! I know you are so happy. Enjoy every single minute.

maryrose

Steph:
She is adorable!
Happy grand parenting !

lurkersusie

Stephanie,

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your adorable
granddaughter. You are one lucky grandma.

Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

Thanks y'all! She is the sweetest. Not a big cryer and content to just look around and make funny faces when she isn't sleeping.

Of course, I did get pooped on last night. She had a big grin after that. Stinker!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/opinion/getting-trump-out-of-my-brain.html?smid=tw-share

David Brooks reveals that he doesn't want to think about Trump anymore.

MY theory is that his brain is telling him that Trump isn't who he thought he was, but rather than give it up, he just will decide "the science is settled" and wallow in his virtue-signaling.

Captain Hate

Normally, GOP presidents act like Bush and refuse to call dems unpatriotic when they do this. I do not think Trump will have the same attitude.

Levin was cracking up at the tweets aimed at the fraud Blumenthal.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Grassley is requesting the immigration files of the 6 Pakistanis in the House IT scandal:

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2017-08-04%20CEG%20to%20DHS%20(Awan%20et%20al%20A%20Files)%20.pdf

Grassley actually functions as a Senator and I have long admired him.

James D.

MM, that column is all projection. Clearly Brooks is really describing himself:

There’s nothing more to be learned about mixture of ignorance, insecurity and narcissism. Every second spent on his bluster is more degrading than informative.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

NK is now an official nuclear power, with enough missile power and nuke attachment to hit the US. (Announcement around noon today)

What would you do?

Extraneus

Chuck Norris endorses Roy Moore in race for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat


sbw

I am dead set against a constitutional convention.

Evidence?
1) We aren’t smart enough to work within the one we have.
2) No one can name a single principle as self-evident or back up the self-evidence of that principle.
3) No one has shown an ability to manage a single branch of government, much less shown ability to propose branches for a new constitution.
4) The fourth estate considers itself a branch of government with special principles so it doesn’t even understand the constitution we have.
5) As evidenced by journalism, public administration, and politics, public schooling has shown itself incapable of producing graduates who might shine as delegates to such a convention.

And that is just off the top of my head.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjrvKK7nysk

Bill Whittle: Is President Trump a political genius or insanely lucky?

(Right after the State of the Union Speech)

Captain Hate

Levin on Flake:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iF73iaul-H8

daddy

Good Morning!

My guess is Rush read TM's last post from yesterday before todays show. In Hour 1 Rush makes the point that unlike Al Gore's predictions, the last Stage 3 Hurricane to strike America was 11.7 years ago. Standard stuff.

Davod

SBW. I will give you another reason not to hold a constitutional convention. The Progressives will take it over and beat the Constitution like a drum.

Remember the non-partisan Californian commission set up to review and recomend changes to electoral boundaries. The Progs loaded up the citizen meetings with their people so all the commission heard was what the Progs wanted them to hear.

daddy

DOW "flirting" with 22,135.

daddy

Ooops!

daddy

Oh my, that google engineer filed an NLRB complaint before he was fired.

Anybody know if Google employees are part of a Union?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--We should introduce Fat Boy to the real Fat Boy, circa 1945.--

I think it was Fat Man that landed on Nagasaki, OL.
Little Boy was Hiroshima.

Ralph L

My sister had so little hair for so long, my mother taped a bow onto her head so people would know she was a girl.

Old Lurker

I had to mix and match to make the joke work, Iggy. I was wondering if anyone would get it, so I added the circa 1945 part.

Threadkiller
The court ruled 7-2 on the issue, with Chief Justice Roy Moore one of two justices who dissented from the majority's decision, arguing the lower court should have directed the secretary of state to check candidate birth certificates.
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/03/alabama_supreme_court_upholds_3.html
Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

"My sister had so little hair for so long, my mother taped a bow onto her head so people would know she was a girl."

Ariel's mom was a baldie til about a year old. The day I came home from the hospital with the daughter, my mom and I took everything back to the stores that wasn't pink and bought all pink stuff and loads of hair doodads. That was back before everyone just had to know the sex before birth. I preferred surprises.

I STILL had people come up and ask if she was a boy or a girl.

IF it was happening today, I guess the correct answer would be "YOU SWINE! XI DOESN'T KNOW YET!!" pftui!

Much more fun to do what I did and lift an eyebrow and say "Bless your heart, are you colorblind?" with "dumbass" firmly sotto voce.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9m9 minutes ago

E-mails show that the AmazonWashingtonPost and the FailingNewYorkTimes were reluctant to cover the Clinton/Lynch secret meeting in plane.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 39s40 seconds ago

After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don't believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!

daddy

The issue with lecture formats is unauthorized dissent has an opportunity to express itself, risking the spread of too much free thinking.

Dennis Prager in Hour 2 yesterday had one of the UCLA Professor's who has attempted to get Dennis banned from guest-conducting the Santa Monica Symphony. The UCLA Prof is a Professor of Anthropology and History, and plays an instrument in the Symphony.

Dennis had him on for a full hour yesterday and it was revealing to listen to the illogic spouted by the UCLA prof in his pronouncements that Prager is a racist and a hate filled bigot. You had to listen to find out how insane the Prof was. Dennis had previously written a column that Leftism was like a cancer in the bloodstream of America and that like the way you fight against cancer with chemicals and radiation we had to fight against Leftism in its efforts to take down the Constitution and destroy the principles America was founded on. The Prof believed that that language made Prager a Racist, since he had used the word "blood" as a subliminal call to White Racists, and also he was a "Genocidist," because by mentioning the word chemicals in dealing with cancer, he was metaphorically calling for the extermination of Leftists just like Hitler called for the extermination of Jews in the Gas Chambers of Auswitz. That was the basis of his determination that Dennis was a Racist and a bigot.

The following hour was Dennis's good friend Adam Corolla, Junior College drop out. The intelligence and wisdom of Corolla was quantum leaps greater than the numbskulledness exhibited by the UCLA Prof.

Corolla said something like he wouldn't let his cat listen to a lecture by that imbecile, much less his kids.

On the other hand I also have to say that Prof Richard Dawkins was on Tuckers Show last night, and agree or disagree with Dawkins he is a real Prof and very ably laid out his case against getting banned from speaking by the numbnuts at Berkeley.

JimNorCal

Jane: "NK is now an official nuclear power, with enough missile power and nuke attachment to hit the US. ...
What would you do?"

If they say they intend to strike us, why would we wait for them to attack?

At the very least we should monitor their propaganda and tell them we take it at face value. It would (presumably) make them less belligerent in their public pronouncements, a change which would be visible to their citizens.

glasater

She told me, with horror in her voice, that there were 115 new coal plants set to go online in the US in the next n years. I told her I was delighted to hear it

We are soulmates, Porch!! :-)

Steph, what a precious bundle your new grandbaby is.

daddy

Clarice just posted this on the last thread so she probably meant to post it here:

Brussels police open fire on car 'with explosives inside' after high-speed chase through Molenbeek

...the driver reversed into a police car.

The report said that the vehicle is registered in Germany.

A police spokesman told RTL: "We got the driver out, and he immediately told us that there were explosives inside."

cboldt

Sometimes blood is just blood.
Sometimes chemicals are just chemicals.
Which reminds me, it is time for a cigar.

boatbuilder

I'm fairly certain that the idea that AlGore is a complete, gigantic flaming asshole is the overwhelming "consensus".

The NYT folks are AlGore deniers!

cboldt

Laughing Gas Explosion Risk

Captain Hate

Obama and Slick should both take a bow for the assistance they gave North Korea in developing nukes, and both Bushes do half bows for being not quite as bad. Well done, traitors.

Ralph L

I've never understood why we haven't imposed a huge tariff on Chinese goods until they dispose of the NK regime. Screw the WTO.

narciso

Wonderful stephanie.

Marlene

Stephanie,she is beautiful! Inquiring minds want to know, what is your "grandmother" name?

lyle

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2017/08/understanding-mcmaster-nsc-purge.html#comment-form

Pretty compelling read from someone I very much respect.

James D.

lyle, that was a terrifying piece. If it's even partially true, it is a complete disaster.

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