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August 28, 2017

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jimmyk

I think you have to die (or at least be rendered sterile) to be eligible for the Darwin Award. Otherwise my "sunscreen on eyeballs" folks from the last thread would be good candidates.

Comanche Voter

As is well known---mess with the bull, you get the horns. The message hasn't gotten through to the PETA people and their ilk.

maryrose

Momto2:
What great news!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Dave (in MA)

I wonder if that guy changed his mind?

 narciso.

Like mua'dib

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=371324

Captain Hate

So glad to see the Uniparty concept go mainstream. It always bugged me that after Reagan showed the GOP how to win landslide elections, they wheeled out their father's Oldsmobile to barely win or lose. It took me a while to figure out why that was. Mark Levin was very helpful.

lyle

Full disclosure: I'm not of a fan of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway-owned GEICO but I will readily admit they still have some very funny commercials. To wit: the latest one spoofing the running of the bulls bulldogs.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Speaking of Trump's retweets, here's the one retweeted right after Katie Pavlich:

Inspirational Quotes‏ @Inspire_Us Aug 27

No color, no religion, no nationality should come between us, we are all children of God. - Mother Teresa

RattlerGator

That Bozell opinion over at Breitbart is premature nonsense of the OL and fdcol63 variety *because* Trump has successfully flipped the script. Thaaaaaaaat's right, I said it!

Jimmyk, resist the urge! Faith and patience.

* * *

Ha !!! Kamala "Toe" Harris -- I see what you did there, lyle!

* * *

RG - OL and I are waiting for you! LOL

Posted by: fdcol63 | August 28, 2017 at 02:29 PM

!!#%$#&#$!!

maryrose

My name for it would be Lurker's Ledge.

Old Lurker

I like that, Maryrose.

:-)

Dave (in MA)

lyle, why would you possibly want "Toe" to run? She'd sucker in all the same bunch who were eager to cast their votes on the basis of an identity group in '08. [Perfectly creased skirt]

Old Lurker

I'm thinking I might have to install a second steeper staircase up to the Ledge. It will be for friends like RG & Porch & Maryrose & MM and I will name it the "Told You So Gate".

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Trump is trying to flip the script and truth be told, to coin a phrase, the caterwauling he is causing is from a guy who is doing the barest of minimums of what truly needs doing to drain the sprawling swamp.
But, if there is no follow up from a Trump2 or if the electorate rewards these scum-suckin scalawags with reelection the swamp will continue to suck us all under until, close to drowning, the people decide to manually and violently drain it themselves.

JimNorCal

And, since The Ledge has a porch it can be called PorchLight's Porch.

Texas Liberty Gal

Anyone watching Trump's presser with Pres of Finland? John Roberts asked Trump about pardoning Sheriff Joe and Trump named several of the criminals who had been pardoned by Clinton & Obama!! Good for him!!!

Also please pray for some good friends of mine Steve & Kerry. They are in an area where water from the reservoirs will be released and will probably flood their home. They are not evacuating and I'm really worried about them.

clara

TLG, They are unable to evacuate or will not?

fdcol63

The GOP's only hope, at this point (hopefully), is the fact that the Dems are jumping the shark so much on the cultural issues and alienating the majority of normal Americans but there's still no viable alternative for voters to turnm to. So, we're left with which is worse? Full blown violent crazy, or just the slow-witted crazies?

(At least that's what I'm hoping when I'm not on Lurker's Ledge.)

Extraneus

Trump named several of the criminals who had been pardoned by Clinton & Obama!!

Good. They're not dealing with George Bush anymore.

Marlene

Good news Momto2! I had an appointment with the foot surgeon today and he was very pleased with my x-ray! My right big toe is still "frozen" and he showed me how to exercise it,by bending it back and forth. I yelled ouch! ouch! and almost called him a bad name. :) I'm wearing shoes again,yay! I won't bore JOM about my stupid foot again!

Eric in Boise

"Lurkers Ledge" sounds like a place name from a Gothic horror novel: An icy hand gripped her heart as she realized she would soon be passing Lurker's Ledge. The top shelf gin & tonics make it quite a bit less scary, though.

Texas Liberty Gal

clara- the husband doesn't want to leave. I'm hoping his wife gets him to change his mind. So stupid to stay there!

cboldt

President Trump defends pardon of Joe Arpaio

Texas Liberty Gal

Trump evidently was expecting the question about Sheriff Arpaio because as Roberts was asking the question Trump pulled out a sheet of paper from his suit coat and then read from it when answering.

cboldt

TLG - prayers for your friends, and maybe a bit of comfort in that the releases are supposed to be at a rate that doesn't increase flooded area, rather just prolong the draining of flood waters to the gulf.

Momto2

Marlene - we're not bored! Feet, knees, spines, etc...we're all just getting better and better! I'm glad you got a good report, too! It sort of makes your day, doesn't it?

Trump named several of the criminals who had been pardoned by Clinton & Obama!!
Anyone else notice that President Trump often says what we've been yelling at the TV screen for years?

Captain Hate

Yes, Momto2, it's been a pleasant surprise.

Porchlight

Thanks for the kind invitation, OL, but no thanks. :)

RattlerGator

For the Game of Thrones crowd, this sports guy has a pretty good recap that includes some worthy speculation and some . . . not-so-worthy, probably.

He's one of those radical centrists that I think used to be called in America Scoop Jackson Democrats and is becoming quite the burr in the side of leftwing sports media:

Clay Travis:

https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/game-thrones-season-seven-episode-7-finale/

mike in houston

Japan warns North Korea missile headed toward northern Japan

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/japan-warns-north-korea-missile-headed-toward-northern-japan/ar-AAqRLzW

RattlerGator

I'm thinking I might have to install a second steeper staircase up to the Ledge. It will be for friends like RG & Porch & Maryrose & MM and I will name it the "Told You So Gate".

Posted by: Old Lurker | August 28, 2017 at 04:42 PM

Ohhhhh . . . Ohhhhh . . . lump me in with all the wimminz, huh? Wait, wait . . . yay-yuh !!!

Dammit, OL, I don't care what they keep sayin' bout ya, I likes !!!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

That is ok, RG. You can come sit on the veranda with us where we will watch President Trump's success and sip on my martinis, which are MUCH better than those weak, sissy drinks like gin and tonics.

Miss Marple's Veranda is trimmed in lots of GOLD and we are HAPPY! We have comfy chairs and lots of snacks. Porchlight will bring us lots of reading material and maryrose probably has some good recipes.

And the martinis. Don't forget about the martinis!

Old Lurker

fdcol "The GOP's only hope, at this point (hopefully), is the fact that the Dems are jumping the shark so much on the cultural issues and alienating the majority of normal Americans but there's still no viable alternative for voters to turn to. So, we're left with which is worse? Full blown violent crazy, or just the slow-witted crazies?"

The problem is, which is becoming obvious, is that what is the "GOP's only hope" is not what the Country wants or needs. If it comes to violence, it will not be aimed at the left alone.

And I don't call GOPe slow witted crazies...I think they are getting exactly what they want for themselves and have fooled us for decades and decades in that regard. It was never about us or about the Country.

Femall.

Old Lurker

Porch might want to live on your veranda, MM. But she is committed to tend bar on the Ledge each night at 6pm.

Jane

The BBC is highlighting an author who wrote a book about the military commanders deciding that they had to kill the commander-in-chief of the US for nuking North Korea. The "thoughtful" discussion it's all about when the commander-in-chief is so wacko that it is the responsibility of Others to take him out.

Texas Liberty Gal

cboldt - Oh that is comforting news. Yesterday they were saying the release would cause a lot more flooding for those areas. I'm guessing my friend, Steve, must be aware of that then.

Clarice Feldman

If porch tends bar, you'll have the sharpest bartender in the land.

Porchlight

6 pm? Did we decide that already? Okay.

Texas Liberty Gal

I must also say, as a Texan and I'm sure the other Texans here agree, Texas has really acquitted itself well during this horrific catastrophe and once again makes me thank God I live in Texas.

Extraneus

The problem is, which is becoming obvious, is that what is the "GOP's only hope" is not what the Country wants or needs. If it comes to violence, it will not be aimed at the left alone.

I think that's right. There's no guarantee the ideas of Adams, Jefferson and Madison are timeless, either. We seem to be due for an upheaval, which historically means a strong-man, and who knows how that will turn out?

The idiots act like a real-estate guy from Queens, who they've known for decades, is the strong-man. Bad mistake.

Clarice Feldman

h/t:Instapundit:http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-berkeley-protests-20170827-story.html

Captain Hate

The idiots act like a real-estate guy from Queens, who they've known for decades, is the strong-man. Bad mistake.

The real estate guy from Queens got elected on promising to return to governing by adhering to the Constitution; not promising "fundamental change" which the numbskulls were just fine with.

fdcol63

OL, see my comment at the end of the previous thread.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

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Houston city official on CNN: We don't know how many people need to be rescued.

Frau  Flut

Astroturf for Obama's civil military. Who orders all the professional signs?

Lost in the crowd is the real reason they march: Stop Trump.


All in the name of democracy, peace and freedom.*

*Details to be determined by the Open Society elites.

henry

Frau, they want free shit. Trump promises jobs. They march.

The big banner says "ANSWER Coalition" who are for real commies. Bought the signs, probably funded the marchers (hired on eBay).

henry

The blue signs are PSLweb.org, "Party for Socialism and Liberation," a Revolutionary Marxist Party in the United States per their website.

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

The Congressman for The Hamptons and all the way down Island past Ronkonkoma is Lee Zeldin a big time Trumped. The "Hoi Polloi" are losing their collective minds (of course). His base is west of the canal and its solid. So, what's the Dems plan for 2018? A young 30 year old tatted up bartender in Westhampton Beach.

They ran a lady last time who was the Southampton Town supervisor who all thought was super strong. She never showed her family in ads. Every Zeldin ad has his family, old photos of him serving in Iraq and the flag. Covered her 65-35.

But he's with Trump and they think a bartender is the answer but only if one of his tats is the flag:)

Frau  Flut

henry, spotted the ANSWER signature.

The PSL is also noteworthy:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States, created as the result of a split within the ranks of the Workers World Party. The PSL has numerous branches across the country.

Useful idiots of America, Unite!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Did anyone hear Dana Rohrbacher on Hannity's radio show today?

A friend called me and from what I can tell he got some serious information including what sounded like a conspiracy to take down a sitting president.

Rohrbacher said if the info comes out the public will be up in arms.

Now, I grant you that this could all be hype. I just wanted others' takes on it.

Frau  Flut

Update on the small "Act For America" (pro-Trump) rally that was denied a permit. The protesters are still going ahead under the umbrella of "Not in Our Town." It seems protesters do not need a permit. Best yet, the leaderette interviewed does not even live in the town in question.
http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/08/25/upland-unity-rally-being-planned/

henry

Miss M, that must be what Hannity was pimping when he tweeted about Rohrbacher meeting Assange last month. I guess it got on air.

Texas Liberty Gal

MM - Isn't Rohrbacher the one who interview Assange?

Thankfully my friends have evacuated their house and are safely in the home of a close relative.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

While I try to be fair about stuff like that, Hannity is not very discriminating in stuff he touts, and let's face it, Assange has an axe to grind against Hillary and others, so who knows if information he has is the truth or not?

Frau

"ACT for America, which stands for American Congress for Truth, calls itself a “national security organization.”

ACT for America is listed as the largest grassroots anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups in the United States."

I personally hate the hateful SPLC.

Threadkiller

Taking good conspiracy stuff to Shamity is a sure fire way to turn it into an exploding cigar.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

I was trying to be fair. LOL!

 narciso.

I'm nit to going to dismiss assuange out of hand, because of precious circumstances, but he needs to show rather than tell.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Hate of America:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/25/mcauliffe-and-mayor-of-charlottesville-planned-police-response-ten-days-before-emancipation-park-rally/

 narciso.

I guess they ate not using the quality booster:


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/28/japanese-government-warns-north-korea-missile-headed-toward-northern-japan-report-says.html

 narciso.

Any thoughts:&

http://www.directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/conservativeconscience/id/5683526

Janet the expert 🚬

I personally hate the hateful SPLC.

Me too.
One point, the SPLC is an organization. Who are the people behind it? THat is who should be named.

The NYTimes says...
The SPLC says...

WHO exactly? Those agencies, organizations, businesses, etc can't speak. People speak, so name them.
Their opinion shouldn't matter any more than ANY American or group of Americans.

A comment from reddit the_donald -
"Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is a degree of separation and a barrier used in MSM memetics. It isn't "David Brock" who is spoken about in a news article - it is "Media Matters". MSM never names the PEOPLE involved in stories. They always go a level up to the corporate name, administrative agency name, college name, court name (why don't they ever name the judges or lawyers?). That way, you think you got the news, but you never got the names."

I think that is a good point.

 narciso.

Heh

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/28/trump-tweets-hoax-louise-mensch-claude-taylor?CMP=share_btn_tw

glasater

The thread topic is so appropriate since in a couple of weeks I'll be heading to the Pendleton Roundup to photograph exactly some rough and tumble bull riding and bull wrestling.

Although, animal rights people have tried their darnedest to neuter rodeo events..dang them!

Threadkiller

TK,

I was trying to be fair. LOL!

:-)

Ralph L

Congressman for The Hamptons
I ddg'd lee zeldin opponent images and who shows up? Ryan and Boehner, amongst others.

Catsmeat

Well, this happened at my university today (or yesterday: http://www.dailywire.com/news/20261/phd-student-harasses-woman-conservative-frank-camp#
I know four of these women, all from the English department, who are harassing the student conservative. The last one with the dense placard is an undergraduate who when I was teaching Great Expectations last fall came to me with the fascinating revelation that the novel presaged the election--Trump, you see, was just like Orlick, the murderous rejected apprentice at Jo's forge. I asked if that made Hillary Miss Havisham (the only likely choice), and, very surprised, she said no--Hillary is Pip! I spent five minutes gently explaining why this mode is a bad one for understanding Victorian novels.

Luv The Don

So Drudge has one headline: "LEAK: Mueller Eyes Trump Role In Crafting Don Jr. Response..."

NBC excerpt:
"The initial response by Donald Trump Jr. that was drafted aboard Air Force One described the 2016 meeting as "a short introductory meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to stop by. We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended by the Russian government, but it was not a campaign issue at the time and there was no follow up." "

Then NBC states:
"A person familiar with Mueller's strategy said that whether or not Trump made a "knowingly false statement" is now of interest to prosecutors. "
(I assume by Trump they mean the President)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-team-asking-if-trump-tried-hide-purpose-trump-tower-n796746


My question:
What was the false statement?
Did investigators demand what needed to be included in this early PR statement from Trump Jr?
Is the racist/Nazi/antifa crap backfiring so they need to resort to fake Russia story again?
If the FBI and Mueller have not found anything to charge after a year now do they just keep going until something new is maybe found?

 narciso.

The above carp sounds like this hack girlin who created those bogus stories about the huntress after the election, that they fed to lorry and Schmidt and Wallace.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://cbs4indy.com/2017/08/28/peyton-manning-not-totally-comfortable-but-honored-by-upcoming-statue-at-lucas-oil-stadium/

I am just waiting for someone to object, probably someone from the Art School.

henry

Catsmeat, what annoying people. I would have drenched them with the nearest fire extinguisher. Yeah, DKE gets banned sometimes, :)

Catsmeat

Yes, Henry, they are. I wonder if the student who is under verbal attack and is identified by these protesters as "neo-fascist Becky" might be looking into a lawsuit for defamation?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Catsmeat,

This is right up David Horowitz's alley.

I hope the student sues, I also wonder if federal funding could be denied.

 narciso.

Carlos slims was toutin this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/omriceren/status/902201256059576320?p=v

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am against any foreign policy position that the New York Times supports.

Clarice Feldman

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/07/09/aliens-cause-global-warming-a-caltech-lecture-by-michael-crichton/

Captain Hate

The last one with the dense placard is an undergraduate who when I was teaching Great Expectations last fall came to me with the fascinating revelation that the novel presaged the election--Trump, you see, was just like Orlick, the murderous rejected apprentice at Jo's forge. I asked if that made Hillary Miss Havisham (the only likely choice), and, very surprised, she said no--Hillary is Pip! I spent five minutes gently explaining why this mode is a bad one for understanding Victorian novels.

Maybe she needs to change her major; I'm not sure to what but she's obviously not very good at this one.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

Thanks for that Michael Crichton lecture.

I was one of those schoolkids who noticed how Africa and South America lined up. By the time I got to college Wegener's theory had been proven and expanded into geosynclines at the edges of the continents. I was so happy to read that his theory had been accepted before he died.


When I was in high school I read "The Cry and the Covenant", which is a novel based on Semmelweiss's life. I was pleased to see Crichton used his difficulties as one of his examples.

Really excellent article!

DrJ

Maybe she needs to change her major; I'm not sure to what but she's obviously not very good at this one.

I recommended that to a student once when I was a TA. He just could not accept anything as "true" -- the ideal gas law is one -- and would not even accept the concept of a mass or Avogadro's number.

I suggested he try Philosophy. He was not cut out to be an Engineer or Scientist.

Captain Hate

If you resist using Avogadro's number, your future is more in the social sciences.

Clarice Feldman

Glad you like it ,MM. I think it was brilliant.

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