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August 23, 2017

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Jack is Back!

Of course, knowing the Dutch, they have stolen my son, a Belgian-American's Thorium Reacator design. I told him to not let that guy Joren into the garage but he didn't listen to me. Sigh.

Jack is Back!

And from the last thread:

Jack is Back!

I see Hill loses his no hitter it the 10th when Josh Harrison hits a lead off HR off him. These things happen in life. Ask GWB.

Dave (in MA)  ["Anti" fa, my ass]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOTEPUStucI
Abercrombie quartet 2013

Jack is Back!

Dave,

Since they refused to fall asleep playing the interlude I did.

Slaap lekker, tot morgen

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

LOL, JiB at 10:04.

Rocco

"If the creek don't rise, if the good Lord's willing, if there ain't no meltdown, we'll do it all over again tomorrow right here on The Biiiiig Mattress!"

Charles Laquidara

good nite

Dave (in MA)

The Howie Carr caller this afternoon wasn't lying about the chyron.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Geez,
Just learned the biological father of my stepson, which stepson I've been taking care of and been his only father since he was 13, passed away. They hadn't seen each other since my son was 5. Now I have to tell him his real dad is gone three years after his mom.
Apparently his dad had schizophrenia too. Had been dead a month before they found him.
In a morbid twist that GUS will appreciate he owned five dachshunds who also died since no one fed them.
The Marie Provost story is, fortunately, an urban legend.

Fore




source: reddit the_donald

daddy

So when is the Lawsuit gonna' be filed by the 'ball-rocked' protester against the Phoenix PD?

Frau Uboot aus dem Süden

Bringing it forward (a JOM favorite just like OT)...
Iggy sez "To me the fatal mistake was the roadblock.
They knew where he was going; they only had to follow him and deal with him at the end of the trip."

Just like it was known that David Koresh went into town regularly for his haircut, etc. The Feds could have picked him up many times away from the compound. Was it Janet? Eric? It wasn't Evita Clinton who was busy becoming the smartest woman in the world. It certainly wasn't BJ Clinton who had other irons in the fire.

daddy

JiB,

Haven't got to "The Ghost Map" yet. It's in the book bag waiting for the proper time and place, but it sure sounds interesting. Glad to hear you liked it.

Frau Uboot aus dem Süden

Fore - The winner! Our president has a mighty impressive swing.


DrJ

A few comments before I head to bed.

Frau, yes, it can reach 120 degrees in Phoenix in August. It is not common, but it does happen. Mostly the hot weather there is before the "monsoons" roll in, when the temperature drops and the humidity rises.

The temperature drop is to about 105, and the humidity rises to levels that would thrill the Midwesterners.

If you have the opportunity to hear the 1812 overture with real cannons, that is a treat. In concert halls, most often the concussionists try to mimic the cannon shots with a big bass drum, the tympani, or both. It is not the same as real cannon shots.

Those usually are reserved for outdoor venues, and they are worthwhile.

And with that, too bed!

Frau Uboot aus dem Süden

Well done! I keep checking the photo and it looks like Pepper Balls kept his phone and other device throughout his now famous adventure. Is it true that Kaitlyn Jenner will visit him in the hospital?

AFAIK It has not been established who threw the tear gas in Phoenix. In Charlottesville, the Antifa-Commiethugs did. Last night the Phoenix police tweeted they were busy with a criminal activity. So did the police respond with tear gas or was the tear gas thrown by the goons? From all the zillion photographers at these events, there must be some evidence. Ah, for a functioning press.

Sleep tasty. Must keep ahead of or now just up with daddy in reading The Great Upheaval. OL has finished Chapter 6 for sure.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Wait, does Trump swing left handed or is that a reversed image?

Dave (in MA)

I can remember a lot of hype in the early days of the CD with 1812 recordings labeled "DIGITAL CANNONS!"

glasater

Didn't know The_Donald in the golf GIF was a lefty.. ;-)

glasater

Sorry Ig, didn't see your observation.

DJT's hands are finishing over his right shoulder so don't think it's a 'reverse' but I sure thought I'd seen him swing right handed.

Ralph L

The Whitney Houston one still makes me laugh.

daddy

OAN (One America News) has a segment up titled "Indictment Against Imran Awan Leaves Out Key Piece of Evidence."

The report tells us the following. (My transcript)

Reporter Harrison Sharp: The case against the IT staffer for DWS takes an unusual turn. The latest news comes a month after Imran Awan's arrest, and reveals his indictment leaves out one of the most damning pieces of evidence against him. His charges do include 4 counts of Bank Fraud Conspiracy, as well as falsifying Credit Applications and unlawful monetary transactions. Yet it fails to mention that after wiring some $300,000 to Pakistan Awan was captured at the Airport trying to flee the country, and according to National Review contributor and former US Atty Andy McCarthy the Courts appear to be going out of their way to avoid mentioning it. McCarthy says that is very unusual, as Awan's attempt to escape the country is one of the clearest signs of his guilt...He along with 6 other family members are under suspicion of mishandling sensitive information after working for high ranking Democrats as Computer Systems Managers...Yet Awan is the only one who didn't escape to Pakistan. His other family members still continue to receive funds wired from DC, all at 3 times the amount for Congressional Staffers in similar positions. In an interview McCarthy said the omission of Awan's attempt to flee the country has to be on purpose though it is not clear who would have made that decision.

I've missed a lot lately so I don't know if you guys have read that. This is the first confirmation I've read that the other family members are all back in Pakistan.

daddy

Here's the last graph of McCarthy's NRO column on the Indictment which I had not read:

To summarize, the indictment is an exercise in omission. No mention of the Awan group’s theft of information from Congress. Not a hint about the astronomical sums the family was paid, much of it for no-show “work.” Not a word about Wasserman Schultz’s keeping Awan on the payroll for six months during which (a) he was known to be under investigation, (b) his wife was known to have fled to Pakistan, and (c) he was not credentialed to do the IT work for which he had been hired. Nothing about Wasserman Schultz’s energetic efforts to prevent investigators from examining Awan’s laptop. A likely currency-transportation offense against Alvi goes uncharged. And, as for the offenses that are charged, prosecutors plead them in a manner that avoids any reference to what should be their best evidence. There is something very strange going on here.

Anyone know If McCarthy is still vouching for the integrity of Comey and Mueller and Fitz, etc?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I don't know the answer to your question, but if Awan is in custody and the rest of the family is in Pakistan, who is wiring them the money?

Wire transfers can be traced to the bank of origin and then the sender. So I assume the feds have that information, which would be very interesting to know.

anonamom

I found this NYT account of emails from WSJ editor-in-chief to reporters who submitted coverage of the Trump rally telling:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/wall-street-journal-editor-admonishes-reporters-over-trump-coverage.html?_r=0

Newsworthy to NYT:

“Sorry. This is commentary dressed up as news reporting,” Mr. Baker wrote...

He added in a follow-up, “Could we please just stick to reporting what he said rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism?”

In February, Mr. Baker fielded tough questions at an all-hands staff meeting about whether the newspaper’s reporting on Mr. Trump was too soft. Mr. Baker denied that notion, and he suggested that other newspapers had abandoned their objectivity about the president; he also encouraged journalists unhappy with the Journal’s coverage to seek employment elsewhere.

anonamom

So, this is what it seems to me is going on re: Awan


Awan has to have all of DWS's emails. (And Lord knows who else's.)
You know, the woman who made sure Bernie lost the nomination so HRC could assume the throne.

DWS is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. And her brother is a prosecutor in the office this falls to. Most likely she banked on the hope that she could "keep it under control" by continuing to pay Awan, and likely his family, as well as get all the relatives out, while prosecutors took their sweet time doing anything.

Awan almost made it out too.

Something/somebody made the prosecutors quit dragging their heels,
so they turned out that minimalist indictment, hoping that his lawyer--probably paid for by George Soros--can get Awan off/plea bargain some kind of minimum sentence so he won't rat them all out.

Draining The Swamp is a HUGE endeavor.
Going to take a second term, at a minimum.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--In February, Mr. Baker fielded tough questions at an all-hands staff meeting about whether the newspaper’s reporting on Mr. Trump was too soft.--

How can reporting be either too soft or too hard if one is simply relaying the facts as they occurred?
Perhaps the Goldilocks media should be eaten by an orange haired bear.

cboldt

In a sign the bigot narrative isn;t working, the Russia narrative is back.

henry

I guess the "creep" narrative never got off the ground?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The Big Creep put the kibosh on it, henry.

Captain Hate

DWS is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Most serrated.

Captain Hate

I guess the "creep" narrative never got off the ground?

Like a summary of her 2016 campaign.

Another Bob

A-mom, that talk of journalistic "toughness" and "verve" is crap. There's no need to tick such boxes in a news story. Relate the newsworthy bits about subject being covered fairly and fully, differentiate clearly between what you know and what you speculating, turn in your story, and then just shut your yap about it.

Mostly, and I'd appreciate SBW's opinion, there's a real need for modesty. A journalist may turn out to be a change agent, but must never aspire to be one. Be the eyes and ears of your readership, do NOT try to be their heart nor brain.

Aside - thanks for the diet cliffs notes a few threads back. One question: no beer nor wine, but pure alcohol? Alcohol is alcohol, no?

Captain Hate

Carlos Slim must think it's a quaint concept that some rags strive to keep opinions out of news coverage. How retro.

cboldt

henry - the "creep" narrative by Hillary isn't working, but McConnell (the other Hillary) is milking it for all it's worth. Trump is literally breathing down the neck of Congress.

anonamom

Another bob--if you want to see the pounds drop, skip the beer/wine for a while and liquor up with straight vodka/gin/scotch whiskey. And limit that as tolerated ;-)

Yes, alcohol is alcohol, but you know how they do the equivalents--

one shot (2 oz) spirits=5 oz wine=12 oz beer

The difference in those volumes is made up by carbohydrate calories. Carbs release insulin. Insulin stores calories as fat.

So if you want to see some changes, skip those carb calories.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/22/exclusive-rick-santorum-crafting-different-obamacare-repeal-plan-with-lawmakers-it-will-pass-through-the-house-and-the-senate/

I ran across this link this morning on Conservative Treehouse. This article is further dissected by fleporeblog on the first page of comments at this link:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/24/august-24th-2017-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-217/comment-page-1/#comments


If you go to the link above, it gets lots of comments because it is the place where news and comments about news stories are posted. To get to the first page, you will see in the upper left hand corner in small type the words "older comments". Click on that until you get to the first page. The explanatory comment is about 1/4 doen the first page.

anonamom

CH--I was literally laughing out loud as I read that NYT article. It's hilarious. They SOOOO totally lack insight.

Yes, IMAGINE simply reporting the facts, and assuming your readers will make of them what they will. Like that editor in Rome, NY does.

Captain Hate

The handling of the Awan case should be a litmus test for Sessions. If he fucks this up, he's got to go and right now I think he's aware that insiders are active impediments and need to be purged by any means at his disposal including prosecutions.

JohnH

Growing up in the Boston area I attended a number of July 4th concerts on the Charles River Esplanade. The 1812 Overture was always impressive as they utilized howitzers for the canons.

Beasts of England

The only thing that matters is that it felt like Fall on my run this morning. Damn near chilly. Booyah, baby!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

It's a lot cooler here, too Beats.

Fall is actually my favorite time of year. This goes back to when I was a kid and lived on a small farm out in the country. There were no neighbors to play with so it was just us kids. Fall meant we had stuff to do at school and I got to see my friends again.

When I was in high school, I had so ingrained that attitude that I really looked forward to school starting, although by then I was more mobile in the summer. But in high school fall meant football, homecomiing and the dance, dates at drive-in restaurants, etc.

So, I like fall.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/949832-people-arrested-vandalizing-confederate-statue-one-shocking-thing-common/

Actual communists.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Anonamom,

Are you still here? I need some medical advice.

narciso

Meanwhile the execution of the two cops by Ali Mohammed ali, aka Ezekiel Miller is treated like a freak occurrence, like a tornado, the minitrue is as shallow as a mearnu pond.

narciso

Does it seem like everything out of Durham is a fraud:

http://amp.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article159285769.html

Captain Hate

Does it seem like everything out of Durham is a fraud

Strangely enough, when I was there a year ago it seemed like a nice place with no apparent racial issues.

Rocco

I switched from beer to vodka/grapefruit juice to lose a few pounds, 23 years ago. It's the reason I don't drink anymore. If those beers usually go down easy and fast, be careful with the vodka.

narciso

Maybe just those things related to the university then?

narciso

Passive voice is always curious:

http://nltimes.nl/2017/08/23/amsterdam-youth-worker-accused-spreading-jihad-propaganda

anonamom

I liked this, despite my general opposition to name calling:

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/08/24/does-anybody-understand-what-these-never-trump-republicans-think-theyre-achieving-n2372233


But the thing is, now we're woke, and we’ve realized that our establishment sucks, and that we’re tired of being the suckees. They didn't listen to us when we gave them the Tea Party, so now we gave them Trump. And they're very, very upset with us. That's a key reason they want to undercut Trump. Some people are just always going to want to trash the guy getting the attention and wielding the influence they think rightfully belongs to them. That's true whether they are some donkey–looking senator from Arizona or Nebraska pimping a book about his agonizing moral struggles, or some tiresome op-ed scribbler serving as the domesticated house conservative on a failing liberal rag, or the invasion-happy beneficiary of his parents' success who finds he can't fill the cabins on his brochure’s cruises anymore.


What's up jane?

narciso

So apparently cybersecurity sooper expert Michael hayden tweeted out his password, snorfle.

anonamom

vodka/grapefruit juice is like having a beer, carbs wise.
Juice is not our friend.

(and alcohol is alcohol, re abuse/addiction)

Congrats on managing that issue, rocco.

Jack is Back!

At 0630 it was 56F here in Southampton. First time this summer it was below 60F in the AM. A touch of fall already and according to the Farmer's Almanac, we are in for a wet and cold winter.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jeff Flake is on Fox and Friends and Brian Kilmeade is giving him a rehab interview pointing out when he did agree with the President.

Since the President watches this show pretty much every morning, I imagine a comment will be incoming on twitter.

narciso

I think this is right years overdue:

https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/23/cancelled-subscription-economist/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval. They...

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A second part of this is probably coming. I will keep an eye out and post it when it appears.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Aaaand, here it is!

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 10m10 minutes ago

...didn't do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!

Old Lurker

Perhaps the JOM Jeff Sessions Fan Club can make sense of this?

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347728-groups-justice-court-filings-defy-trump-promises-on-religious-freedom

Captain Hate

Nebraska pimping a book about his agonizing moral struggles

TK bat signal.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/08/24/does-anybody-understand-what-these-never-trump-republicans-think-theyre-achieving-n2372233

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Anonamom,

Yesterday I developed really debilitating pain on the outside of my left thigh. No marks, no incident. It continued all night making it hard to walk and horrible to climb stairs.

The problem is I'm flying out tomorrow.

I just took 2 advil which dulled it a little and Amy just gave me some exercises to stretch my spine, which also seem to help. I just want to make sure I don't need to see a doctor and not take a wheelchair to the plane. I'd say it's 30% better since my first post to you.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Pain close to my hip but in my thigh

narciso

Yes the wunderkind of the Platte river is not impressing


https://spectator.org/dont-beat-up-on-el-sisi/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, their was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally.....

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Second part coming in a minute.

jimmyk

Watch the media go crazy because of a typo in his tweet.

Captain Hate

Jane, you sound like what I have with my hips being out of alignment. There are stretching things you can do to get them back in alignment.

narciso

There is a reason I have called them the trapper keeper press, before rizzotto tray came along.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jimmyk,

I often wonder if he does it on purpose.

In this case probably not, because I think he doesn't touch type and like me, "hears" the words as he types. I often make this mistake with "here" and "hear" and "there" vs. "their."

In the case of JOM I have preview so I usually catch it, but not always. iPhones don't have a preview for Twitter.

cboldt

OL - the two cases cited in that "The Hill" article are currently in posture that favors "the conservative side." The final/preferred outcome (which requires Congress) is not being sought right now, and that irks "the conservatives."

I can only speculate on litigation strategy, but maybe better to delay final decisions as long as possible, hoping for a change in SCOTUS makeup.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Esquire goes the full "he's Hitler" avenue:

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a57164/trump-arizona-speech/

In case you don't think they hate US, here's a little bit of his words to Trump supporters:

"You're all suckers. You're dim and you're ignorant and you can't even feel yourself sliding toward something that will surprise even you with its fundamental ugliness, something that everybody who can see past the veil of their emotions can see as plain as a church by daylight, to borrow a phrase from that Willie Shakespeare fella. The problem, of course, is that you, in your pathetic desire to be loved by a guy who wouldn't have 15 seconds for you on the street, are dragging the rest of us toward that end, too.

A guy basically went mad, right there on the stage in front of you, and you cheered and booed right on cue because you're sheep and because he directed his insanity at all the scapegoats that your favorite radio and TV personalities have been creating for you over the past three decades. Especially, I guess, people like me who practice the craft of journalism in a country that honors that craft in its most essential founding documents. The President of the United States came right up to the edge of inciting you to riot and you rode along with him. You're on his team, by god."

They really hate us. I firmly believe this guy would kill all of us if we could.

And, may I say, President Trump pointing out the dishonesty of the press has really pushed this guy's button. Apparently the President was supposed to take all of these attacks like the Karl Rove punching bag model and not answer back.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Part 2 of the Tweet on criticism of his speeches:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9m9 minutes ago

...(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion - V.A. (respectful and strong).To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!

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HA! Another typo! I am beginning to think he is doing it deliberately this morning.

Captain Hate

Esquire is still around? Who knew?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

The guy has been flogging his article on Twitter (and retweeted by various dems) so I guess he wanted to drum up readership.

That contempt for Trump voters, out in the open and written like all "thinking people" would agree with him, is just one of the many reasons they got Trump as president.

Captain Hate

people like me who practice the craft of journalism in a country that honors that craft in its most essential founding documents

The Constitution mentions the Post Office too, Junior, so don't get too full of yourself. The "craft" was mostly practiced by a bunch of lying dickweeds who were too low level of pests to bother with so just be secure in the knowledge that you're being roundly ignored.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Time to turn off the Fox feed. Leland Vitter and Chris Stirewalt is a poisonous combination.

Stirewalt thinks the Border Wall is a political ploy to gin up small donations. THAT is a very ridiculous assumption and shows you how the GOPe think.

And now we are covering the different styles of speaking.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago

James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump. Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?

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

I love President Trump. Seriously, you KNOW he has some fulsome praise-filled letter from when Clapper thought he might get to keep his job.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The mayor of Venice is not taking any crap. Anyone who shouts "Allahu akbar" will be "shot by snipers."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/well-send-straight-god-venice-11043606

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dystopiausa.com/left-political-death-throes/

JimNorCal

Guardian boosts guy who wants to be the first Muslim governor ... of Michigan. I'm guessing no. Not gonna happen.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/24/next-obama-abdul-el-sayed-first-muslim-governor-michigan

He has pledged universal healthcare to all Michiganders if it fails on the federal level, says he will push to legalize marijuana, raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and make Michigan a “sanctuary state,” defying federal immigration law for nonviolent undocumented immigrants.

Captain Hate

I know somebody here posts at AoS as Islamic Rage Boy; I won't mention who I think the commenter is in case he/she wants anonymity.

anonamom

jane, the thing I'd be concerned about is shingles, as far as needing treatment.

If you aren't dragging a foot or wetting yourself, pain from back problems isn't going to damage you.

Is there a doctor on the cruise?
If you think it might be shingles, I would see someone who can write you a script you can filled and take with you

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/treatment/con-20019574

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/default.htm

 joan

MM,
I read the Esquire article by Charles P. Pierce. Wow, that guy has to sweat poison, doesn't he. No one that angry can be healthy.

Captain Hate

Guardian boosts guy who wants to be the first Muslim governor ... of Michigan. I'm guessing no. Not gonna happen.

Sultan of Dearbornistan might be the ceiling.

Old Lurker

Thanks cboldt.

I just wish the DoJ would show the Trump Voters a little leg once in awhile.

To us in the street, this DoJ same as the old DoJ, but with a SC hit man and his gang of gunslingers on the prowl.

henry

The Dems have a savior to beat Walker. What they don't say in the article is the "Republican" that Evers beat 70-30 in the Supervisor of Ed election was in fact a union plant (as was they other "R" in the primary) who got caught trying to bribe his primary opponent to drop out. This guy is as exciting as paint drying, unless he "transitions" his gender as a campaign tactic.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/17/virginia-secretary-of-public-safety-confirms-gov-mcauliffe-made-the-decision-to-shut-things-down/

Marlene

Good Morning! Jane,I pray you don't have shingles. We learned that even with the vaccine,shingles happen. We saw a good friend last week who was recovering from shingles on his face and eye. Poor guy.
Be well and have a good trip.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Lovely feature story for a break in all of the political battles:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/her-majestys-police-horses-kick-back-southern-france-041813614.html

cboldt

OL - I agree with you, this DoJ is hard to distinguish from the last, by and large. Many many holdovers, although Trump did fire Yates for not defending the first immigration EO.

I haven't read of any total capitulation so far, but some losses have been spun as wins (the immigration EO is by SCOTUS, and substantially contradicts Trump's policy preference).

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!That should NEVER have happened!

 joan

Huh, I can read articles by a hate-filled guy like that Pierce moron and smile. But I just started to read an article at National Review, The Left Opens Fire on Columbus Statues, that included this paragraph:

"New York City in 2017 is a one-party place where high elected officials literally parade down Fifth Avenue next to terrorists who were convicted of shocking crimes in the 1970s, but where an inanimate hunk of metal commemorating Christopher Columbus that has stood in the city for 125 years is declared a menace to society. The hard-left city-council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito — who last made headlines when she appeared next to convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera on a float at the head of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June — called for taking down the Christopher Columbus statue that stands on a column overlooking the vast roundabout named after him. The statue has been a proud symbol of the city since 1892, when it was first installed in honor of the 400th anniversary of his landing in the New World, and is closely associated with New York’s large Italian-American contingent."

and I feel sick to my stomach. The left is like the Taliban or ISIS. I can remember being saddened when the art in Palmyra was destroyed. The things Blasio and the mindless people around him find important and satisfying fill me with revulsion and contempt.

DebinGA

Stopped reading MM's 9:35 at "[Antifa] Protesters then brought out a “battering ram” made out of plywood and reinforced with a metal step ladder. Members of the protest charged at the white supremacists, knocking us down in the process."

Sickening abdication of duty by police and pols.

Old Lurker

MM "The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!"

I go a step beyond that in my disgust for McConnell and Ryan both - and the GOPe Senate and the GOPe House. While focusing on the failure in the Senate to pass that bill, please never lose sight of the fact that both the House Bill and the Senate Bill(s) were terrible non-attempts to restore conservative free market non government solutions and either of them would have resulted in Single Payer in the near future.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinGA,

I know those stories are sickening, but we need to know things about that event. Terry McAuliffe used typical Clinton staging tactics in Charlottesville.

Historical examples of this include Bill Clinton's Sister Soljah speech, the firing of the White House travel office employees, and the Waco disaster.

The typical Clinton MO is to set up a situation in which they get something they want because of power, greed, or simple anger, while pretending to pose as the virtuous side.

That's what McAuliffe did. It would have en very easy for him to send in state troopers and/or National Guard to keep the 2 factions separated. Instead, fewer police and no efforts made to separate the groups, while many accounts indicated they were forced together.

It was a staged event designed to showcase violence with the blame placed on Trump supporters. You will never convince me that David Duke wasn't in on it.

narciso

Ah charlie 'mary Joe kopechne would be so glad' pierce, ziul brandished his wit Nd wisdom like a talisman, those words he is using...

The Venetian were part of the fleet at lepanto fighting the Turks, so it's part of an old story.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Thanks Anonamom. I have no rash - yet and I can't even imagine it's shingles, but I trust your judgment. The exercises seem to help a bit, and I'm going to keep moving. If it' worse tomorrow or I get a rash I'll go to the doc in Philly. Thank you so much.

DebinGA

MM, you're preaching to the choir. We need to know the evil prog machinations past and present. I just can't get my mind around the gov "public safety" honcho on scene watching "protestors" wield a metal ladder tipped battering ram against "white supremacists" with apparent impunity and read his main problem was he and his impotent posse got mowed down in the process. Sheesh.

Janet the expert 🚬

You're all suckers. You're dim and you're ignorant

I guess this joker, with his posh MFM platform at Esquire did a lousy job then! He couldn't convince Americans to follow HIS beliefs.

You are now the declared adversaries of what I do for a living, and your idol is a danger to the country and so are you. Own it. Deal with it. And, for the love of god, and for the sake of the rest of us who live in this country, do better at being citizens.

So this MFMer is declaring American citizens "a danger to the country". What is a country apart from its citizens?

An old related comment -
A reminder to the old MFM & the old professional political crew that are whining about regular, God fearing, law abiding, tax paying Americans standing up & voting for Trump.

A bit of Ann Barnhardt's response to Lindsey 'you jackass' Graham when he smugly stated - "Free speech is a great idea, but...."

"Free speech is a great idea?!? It is a bedrock principle of Western civilization & the United States. Individuals are free sovereign agents. Individuals are not property or drones of the State. The government doesn't tell The People what to think & say, The People tell the government what to think & say through the mechanisms of representative Republic governance under the Constitution.

But what I suspect this really has to do with is intellectual snobbery & elitism. Lindsey Graham - you look at Terry Jones & you see a redneck with a handlebar mustache who speaks with a southern drawl without the benefit of a fancy ivy league education & you determine that a man like him cannot be trusted with his own personal, intellectual sovereignty under the 1st amendment & therefore you, in your superior intellectual state, have to rein him in.

Listen, jackass it doesn't work that way.
The 1st amendment applies to ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS equally. It does not operate on a sliding scale based upon:
*how expensive an education one receives
*what one's income is
*or whether or not one is invited to tony soirees in Georgetown "

bold mine

narciso

My previous exposure to pierce was in 'wait wait forget about it' nprs attempt at a comic news show. I use attempt advisedly.

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