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August 29, 2017

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Threadkiller

It appears to be written on digital toiletpaper.


Not buying it.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Interesting take on China's bubble.
Her views on Trump are weird and don't make sense presumably because of the usual ideological angst and cant, but otherwise...

narciso

No they don't and the commenters drift down into red lectroid territory quite quickly.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

90% of the commenters at ZH are 100% idiots.

 narciso.

However. She dies provide sonar interesting insights nonetheless:
https://panampost.com/adriana-peralta/2017/08/28/guatemalans-demand-resignation-of-president-morales/

Sound ffamiliar?

glasater

I'm not buying it either, TK.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Axios, on which this article is based, is not a reliable source.

It's run by a couple of former Politico guys.

James D.

Not a reliable source" is a very generous description, MM.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

More trade stuff:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/29/trade-stuff-trump-refuses-chinese-steel-compromise-mexico-sees-nafta-collapsing-turns-to-china/#more-137843

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

As near as I can tell it's simply a couple of guys who write "stuff we hear" without any real evidence. Very few named sources. Most stories are based on palace intrigue and written to make President Trump sound irrational or a buffoon.

The level of excitement by DC reporters when the site debuted was a tell.

cboldt

Axios BS is weak. Those boys need a lesson from a high-powered liar.

LYDIA POLGREEN, EDITOR IN CHIEF, HUFFPOST: You know, earlier today on "FOX News Sunday", Rex Tillerson said that, effectively, the president speaks only for himself, he doesn't speak for the country.

cboldt

Oh, and that literally came from Reliable Sources.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thepoliticalinsider.com/chicago-employee-salaries/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePoliticalInsider+%28The+Political+Insider%29

1 in 3 city employees earns over $100,000 per year.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thepoliticalinsider.com/chicago-employee-salaries/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePoliticalInsider+%28The+Political+Insider%29

1 in 3 city employees earns over $100,000 per year.\

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Sorry - don't know why that posted twice.

henry

Miss M, what is the overlap with the 1 of 3 Chicago employees that don't have to show up to work? /sarc

Porchlight

Looters shoot at and attempt to steal Cajun Navy boats. Nice.

http://wgno.com/2017/08/28/cajun-navy-coming-up-with-new-plan-after-looters-shoot-at-boats-try-to-steal-them/

I'm skeptical about the T Rex rumor too, but didn't Axios have Bannon resignation scoop?

Porchlight

Reposting this - narciso had it on an earlier thread.

Nut job Louise Mensch trolled by person posing as insider with the NY AG's office, peddling fake Trump investigation stories. When even Al-Guardian eviscerates a lefty mental case like Mensch, it's pretty delicious.

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

cboldt

Tillerson is keeping busy though

Tillerson looking to eliminate dozens of special envoy posts

Nitty gritty sans press (mis)interpretation

GUS

I'll be seeing Tillerson's head of detail Friday morning. Should be interesting conversation with my brother.

Porchlight

T Rex getting stuff done. Excellent.

cboldt

Good accompaniment for the Guardian story
Louise Mensch's Destructive Fantasies

Today, Louise Bagshawe is Louise Mensch, a show-woman and a fantasist of world-class ability. No longer a member of Parliament, Mensch now lives in the United States, where she spends at least 18 hours a day filtering current affairs through the mind of Edward Lear.

 narciso.

Yrs she didn't think some of these stories were implausible.

RattlerGator

Good morning. How about a quick piece of humor this morning that uses Key&Peele to make a point I doubt they contemplated when they conjured up a beautiful script:

Meet Luther, Obama's Anger Translator - Uncensored Published on January 11, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qv7k2_lc0M

I laugh my ass off every time I see this clip. Is it just me or . . . no, it is clear in the video, isn't it? Reagan was the Great Communicator. And Obama? How can you watch that video and not see him as the Great Perpetrator? In Game of Thrones I loved the character of Oberyn and I especially loved his fight scene with The Mound. It was flashy, it was stylish, it was great entertainment. But, in the controlling script, it was ultimately futile and he was killed. I was *not* happy about that.

That level of unhappiness is probably mirrored by those on the left when they watch *this* video that already seems to be from a time long, long ago:

Luther, Obama's Anger Translator, at the White House Correspondents Dinner - Published on Apr 25, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6NfRMv-4OY

Amazing how much one consequential election can change, isn't it? And Obama's translator, playing off of the Game of Thrones theme in the script, confidently claiming that Khaleesi (Hillary Clinton) is coming to Westeros (America) in the 2016 election? Think again, bitch.

Man, they were so incredibly overconfident. The satisfaction I get from watching these videos now is off-the-charts crazy.

Again, good morning to one and all.

Buckeye

My take on what I heard Tillerson tell little Chrissie is that his job is not to fawn over or defend the President. President is a big boy who can take care of himself.

Feeding the WH chaos narrative requires lots of truth bending.

cboldt

Yeah, but what about gun shows?
Grassley, Lee Renew Request for Information on Abuse of Immigration Loophole

Buckeye

Gus, it will be interesting to get your brother's perspective on Tillerson.

Seems to be self assured in a way you would expect from a guy who successfully ran a company bigger than many countries.

cboldt

Buckeye - I heard Tillerson defend the president, and imply that Wallace was the one out of tune with reality. Wallace's entire premise relied on legitimizing ginned-up outrage. Tillerson was having none of that.

And so, the press will get its revenge by ginning up another conflict where none exists.

jimmyk

The political bias of Youtube, Google, etc. is passing the point of outrageous:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/joy-villa-given-48-hours-delete-incredible-maga-song-youtube/

From one of the commenters:


Gab.ai instead of Twitter
Minds instead of facebook.
Brave or Opera instead of Firefox.
Duckduckgo instead of google search
Bitchute instead of youtube.
Bitmitigate instead of Cloudflare for webmaster services.

Trump could do a great service by using Gab. I'm not big on using government power against companies, but we have anti-trust laws on the books, and if Youtube, Google, etc. aren't effectively monopolies, what are? Break 'em up if they abuse their market power.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Hmm. Looters shoot at boats they hope to steal.
That should have been in the Darwin Awards thread.

Jack is Back!

Interesting from the Cajun Navy link above, the Houston Rescue Map.

http://houstonharveyrescue.com/rescuesindex.php?limit=99999

This is beyond tragedy. Damn near catastrophic if there is metric for that.

Jack is Back!

Mean't to add that if you click on the number, you get all the details including name and address. So much for privacy. Also, lets the looters know which homes are abandoned.

 narciso.

Noah seems the traditional reference but a more obscure source might suffice:

https://biblia.com/bible/nkjv/Nah.1.8

Marlene

Good morning! I just talked to the daughter and she told me Big Retail had trucks full of pallets of water trying to get to the the convention center in Houston. The police didn't allow the trucks thru,the logistics must be impossible.

Captain Hate

Dammit, I missed this:

http://www.antimusic.com/news/17/August/28Rockabilly_Legend_Sonny_Burgess_Dead_At_88.shtml

RIP of course. I saw him in the late 90s in some toilet of a club after Rounder and Silvertone rediscovered him; an incredible show where it wasn't some codger barely lurching through all the oldies, rather a hot band of Nashville studs playing mostly new material Sonny came up with in a creative burst.

Buckeye

JiB, Jr. walked in on Sunday wearing a Cajun Navy tee-shirt. Med school buddy is from NO and involved.

After rounds today he is flying to Texas to help, buddy drafted him.

daddy on iPad

Clinton plans to 'let loose' and tell her audience a 'personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story' of her election loss and recovery.

I hope its about why she refused to come out after midnight and address her supporters and publicly concede to Trump. Instead she hid like a cornered rat and sent out Podesta. Hopefully it was such a "surprisingly funny" story that she was in the back room laughing so hard she couldn't muster the composure to walk out and address her sobbing fans. Must be one hell of a joke and I'm all ears. Personally I hope it's that she and her team of experts couldn't decide on the proper color pantsuit to concede in.

I'm a fan of yellow for cowardice.

 narciso.

If it was expressed as a policy objection, it would be something different:

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/08/28/why-are-tillerson-and-cohn-still-working-at-the-white-house/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I think this is going to turn out to be the largest property damage disaster in American history.

Given that map and what I have seen on TV, a huge number of businesses and residences have suffered massive water damage. I can't even begin to think of the logistics.

How do you dispose of all the water-damaged drywall, and furniture, and clothing, and papers and such? They will have to send trucks of debris to other states' landfills.

How many roads have suffered severe damage? When we had that flood event here due to excessive rain, a section of road near my house was lifted from the roadbed and deposited 20 feet north of its original site.

How are they going to get kids to school? They are scattered all over the area, and how many schools are usable?

It's just awful. I cannot get my mind around it.

Captain Hate

Clinton plans to 'let loose' and tell her audience a 'personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story' of her election loss and recovery.

Margaret Cho level humor.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Two idiotic stories at Drudge I won't link;

1. Joel Osteen slammed for not opening church to flood victims. Down near the end of the story it happens to note that an Osteen spokesman said while the church is as yet undamaged, it's inaccessible because of surrounding flood waters.

2. Tim Cook campaigning for "moral responsibility". His justification? Government doesn't work like it used to so business has to step into its role.
Don't remember anyone voting for Tim Cook to do anything other than sell stupid, overpriced gadgets.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Wilbur Ross was on the OPPOSITE side when Trump negotiated with the banks over his casinos.

Trump doesn't care if people have some differences on style, and the Antifa thing is just something ginned up by the left. Cohn is probably under a lot of pressure from Wall Street (because they don't want the status quo interrupted) and Tillerson's statement was a big nothing.

What Trump cares about is executing the plan and operating efficiently. That's it. It's how businesses are run. If they really, really disagree, they can resign. I have seen no sign of that.

 narciso.

And in the two minute hate cycle:
https://mobile.twitter.com/LLPnTX/status/902328992182743040?p=v

Captain Hate

Very impressed with Jr., Buckeye. Excellent reflection on his upbringing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Glad to see the news about Olsteen's chhurch, narciso.

Well, I'm not glad it's flooded, but glad evidence was provided that he isn't being a slacker.

They evil media and dems are looking for a bad story about this. Since Trump and FEMA and Governor Abbott are doing a good job, what better target than a famous Christian pastor?

Porchlight

Buckeye, thank you to Jr and his buddy.

 narciso.

They will take every opportunity, to defame and osteen is a rather suxable target.g

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Retweet!

Donald J. Trump Retweeted
The Five‏Verified account @TheFive 12h12 hours ago

"Trump just won on law & order and now he's delivering the goods." -@jessebwatters #thefive

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Leaving now for Texas!
5:10 AM - 29 Aug 2017

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Laura Ingraham was on Fox and Friends going on and on about how there were so many positions with no nominees. The President explains things to her. (Also another example of why she wouldn't have been a good fit in the White House.)


ts Tweets, current page. Tweets & replies Media

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 40m40 minutes ago

.@foxandfriends We are not looking to fill all of those positions. Don't need many of them - reduce size of government. @IngrahamAngle

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/trump-lou-barletta-bob-casey-senate-pennsylvania-20170829.html?utm_campaign=Inquirer+Twitter+Account&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=social&cid=Inquirer+Twitter+Account

daddy on iPad

"Captain Hate
I know so little of jazz, though I've tried."

It's not for everybody, obviously, and there was a long period of time for me where nothing made a damn bit of sense. Your experience with In A Silent Way makes me believe that you're open to it but just have to have the light go on for whatever reason. Seeing it performed in clubs is best but if you're not enjoying it the experience is sheer misery.

In college for 2 years I worked nighttimes at the main Live Music bar just off campus on the main drag. Initially 7 nights a week nothing but hard rock bands---excellent talent, lot of great bands just below the level of hitting it big and doing concert hall size venues, so small (200-400) folks, and the music awful loud. I poured beer and made sandwiches at the deli inside.

About 6 months in, the boss decided to change Sunday to Jazz night. I knew little about Jazz but instantly became a fan. After 6 nights of continual hard rock pounding at volume 11, it was the equivalent musically of giving a drink of cold water to a thirsty man in a desert. Marvelous tunes, mentally intriguing, beautiful opportunities for extrapolation, bright and uplifting and wonderful, Major 7ths, Major 6ths, 7ths diminished, 13ths and augmented 9ths tossed in unexpectedly, and never, never way the hell too loud.

God Bless Sunday Jazz night at the long defunct Town Hall Live Music Hall on Franklin Street. That's what made me a Jazz fan.

henry

Cool, National Anthem is a neo-confederate symbol. Can we declare the left to be varmints? Varmints are open season 365 days a year.

Porchlight

All Ingraham does is bitch about WH strategy. Tedious. She is generally supportive but doesn't seem to understand Trump very well, IMO.

Man Tran

Yesterday Rush talked about the Buffalo Bayou having been at 50 some ft above flood some decades ago and only at 30 ft right now. About that time I send a note to a pal who lives north of Houston to see how he's doing. He responds that they are fine, but if the Buffalo Bayou gets to 40 ft, they're toast. How's that for coincidence.

CH,

Expat friends originally from Ahia, now living in Tucson are visiting. They are the only other people we know with an A-dale. Always had one. Mrs MT calls her buffalo head. :)

Haven't tried to see how she behaves with Jr's choco-lab. She is signed up to have a spa visit over at Ivory's place. That should be interesting.

rse

Melania's outfit for houston. https://twitter.com/SethAbramovitch/status/902516727438729216/photo/1

her shoes suggest she is staying inside. POTUS looks ready to step around debris.

cboldt

MM - thanks for the connection back from Trump's tweet to Ingraham remarks. I generally don't watch news, and I wondered what Trump was referring to with "all those positions." I thinking, "All WHAT positions?"

Buckeye

Very impressed with Jr., Buckeye. Excellent reflection on his upbringing.

His mother deserves the credit:)

He is young, single and comfortable living out of a backpack, I suspect he sees this as an adventure not to be missed.

His normal schedule at OSU is week on, week off, so gives him lots of free time.

henry

Cool, a slow year for Chicago cemetary voting. 14,000 more votes than voters in Chicago.

cboldt

daddy - not entirely jazz, but I do enjoy most of the music from the swing era.

My collection is 50% jazz (40's to today), 50% 70's-80's rock, 50% head music (Genesis, ELP, Yes, PFM, Flash, Kraftwerk, etc.), and the other 50% is zydeco/bluegrass. May total more than 100% on account of rounding errors.

Man Tran

Re the Jazz thing, I was introduced to Brubeck back in HS. My musical training, what there was of it, was perfect for the stretch their stuff took in a fun, but slightly controlled way. If I had known about Miles in those days, I might have stuck with my horn longer.

These days I'm about 50/50 Jazz and Blues. Traditional and contemporary in both cases.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rse,

I have never seen Melania in anything but high heels.

That tweet indicates the snark and criticism the press will bring to anything regarding President Trump and his family.

Melania could have some boots on board. I don't think that she is required to wade through debris. She will probably tour shelters.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

By the way, did Michelle Obama tour the Hurricane Sandy area?

daddy on iPad

Not a Osteen fan but the church is flooded. Facts matter.

Thanks for posting that at 08:59, Narciso.

For those who did not click it is pics of Osteen's Houston Church already flooded. Over here that flooding is not mentioned at all and they have made Osteen come across as the biggest Christian hypocrite since Jimmy Swaggert. I've seen pics of the Church from outside saying it's dry and safe and could host thousands, Nice to see there is another side to the story. Regardless, Osteen, and by extension American religious folk have been effectively damned by the Media via this Osteen smear. I bought the Media characterization hook, line, and sinker until seeing Narciso's link. My bad.

cboldt

I used to buy vinyl based on cover art. "Mysterious Traveler" was a real ear opener.

narciso

Well he does tilt at windmills

http://www.atimes.com/thanks-grateful-world-go-steve-bannon/

They would find a way to criticize her about that.

Rocco

And James Woods responds to the anthem baloney.

https://i.redd.it/i1gkfgx6ekiz.png

Momto2...prayers always

henry

https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/902525211177881600

BREAKING: Major Houston dam begins overspilling as Storm Harvey pushes reservoir past capacity - BBC

Man Tran

Yeah, like Cboldt we have all the rock, bluegrass, folk from the 60s on, but generally only dip into it for the occasional memory trip. Funny how some of the oldies were discovered after getting into Blues and then appreciating SRV a lot more, for instance.

GUS

I'm sure all voters in Chicago were American citizens. Libtards are honest.

narciso

Re the zero hedge piece, I don't see how they keep humpty dumpty from cracking, they are chock full of princelings as fractious as the kingdom, many more than the four horseman around volodya.

rse

She was wearing pink flats when they returned from camp david on sunday. I wasn't being snarky but it is an interesting contrast.

My dad always wore construction boots like that. When we were building the house we live in now and eldest was about 3 he had what he referred to as his "property boots" that were good for mud on the lot and anything you stepped on never penetrating to the foot and requiring a tetanus shot.

Apparently barron had on an almost $500 pair of shoes sunday. That kind of thing when unremarked for the obama girls, didn't it?

GUS

Miss M, when SANDY hit, it was not a HURRICANE.
The MEDIA doesn't give a fiddlers fart about the truth.

FACTS MATTER.

Threadkiller

The Poop Scoop is all over Osteen's church. They have including a tweet that portrays Mosques as the moral high-water ground.

What a hate filled site.

GUS

When someone pays $500 for a pair of shoes, many people in the economic chain, get paid.
It's pretty simple. How much do Hollyweird CELEBRETARDS and RAPPERS pay for their clothing?

Captain Hate

Well, MT, they're obviously quality people. I'm sure it will play well with the Chocolate Lab although bitches can sometimes cop negative attitudes; Maggie, who was raised in a kennel and was the least playful Airedale I owned, only liked a few dogs and was ready to fight with a lot of other dogs. Teddy plays with everyone but will fire back if attacked including recently a Mastiff three times his size. He behaves almost exactly how I want him to.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I do not care if Barron wears $500 shoes. Are we paying for them? No. I am not even sure that figure is correct, since it's probably based on fashion sites, which are notoriously leftist.

Everyone in the fawned over the hideous fashions and inappropriate dress that Michelle and the daughters wore constantly. If no one cared abut those girls wearing crap t-shirts that were way overpriced and often had inappropriate sayings on them, they can shut their pieholes about Barron's shoes. His father is a billionaire and can buy a boxcar full if he wants.

Threadkiller

Want a Pass from the Media? Call Yourself “Mohammed”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/want_a_pass_from_the_media_call_yourself_mohammed.html

Captain Hate

Mysterious Traveler had great cover art. I saw them play in support of that release but was more impressed on that night with Chick Corea's Return to Forever. My biggest problem with Weather Report was how submerged Wayne Shorter eventually became; Lester Bowie wrote a song about that called "Where or Wayne".

henry

Oh boy, National Flood Insurace, managed by FEMA, is billions in debt from the last couple hurricanes. Another time bomb passed from Obama to Trump.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Quote from Red Cross indicating the size of the disaster:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIZqXWYXcAIms0a.jpg:large

sbw

My office shoes are fairly expensive. I seldom buy a new pair. They last and last. When they do wear, they can be recrafted to be good as new. And likely recrafted again after that.

they are cheaper in the long run, and considerably more comfortable, than others.

Most of the clothes I own I keep in good repair and use for years. And the work clothes get worked hard.

I have no use for ill-considered snarkish envy.

Threadkiller

We need Bush to abandon his free market principles to save FEMA.

cboldt

When I travel to Detroit, there is a great jazz radio station there, and I realize how little I have been exposed to. WR is "spotty" to me, but always a few pieces in a collection catch my ear. RTF and Flora Purim triggers great memories of a road trip to Houston and San Antonio with extended stops in Memphis and Nawlins.

daddy on iPad

See the first comment at Henry's 09:37 link to know the Osteen meme has taken wings.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Have we seen any efforts by the Washington Press to encourage people to donate an volunteer for the disaster, or are they just concerned about finding any flaw in the President's actions and the clothing his family wears?

I look forward to their whining this winter when DC gets 4 inches of snow.

narciso

So we are left to conclude that soopermexican approves all those posts because of discus, now anything that comes from slithy to be pierce I disregard.

Old Lurker

MM "I look forward to their whining this winter when DC gets 4 inches of snow."

Hey! 4" of snow costs me $8,000 to plow.

Be nice.

Captain Hate

The Poop Scoop is all over Osteen's church. They have including a tweet that portrays Mosques as the moral high-water ground.

What a hate filled site.

I didn't have that site pegged to lose their shit over Trump but then it happened. Live and learn.

henry

jeez. I dont bother to plow a mere 4".

rse

sbw-the diva likes inexpensive shoes and discovered before she left that repairs can then cost as much as she paid when she loses a heel.

I showed her a pair of slingbacks I paid a pretty penny for more than 30 years ago. I had them reworked before red's graduation and they would look brand new if that italian shoe maker still existed. I think she finally got that what seemed expensive is not necessarily if it goes and goes and can then be resoled.

Thrifty in a unique way is one way to describe.

On a similar tangent we hear about the over budget costs of the secret service because of trump's "vacations" but never a word about the horrendous costs of the obama jet-setting.

Old Lurker

Henry, ever met a slip & fall lawyer snooping around shopping centers?

henry

OL, its funny. around here the slip & fall guys don't get very far. (but the shopping centers salt the crap out of everything ahead of a snow, a good way to eat cars).

Captain Hate

Here's that RTF album cboldt mentioned:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TcSK6MYkpU

Old Lurker

Henry "OL, its funny. around here the slip & fall guys don't get very far."

Because driving west from DC, by the time you get to the WV border, every pickup has a gun rack in the back window.

Connection?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

My son has been promoted to Director of Snow Removal Operations at his company. He is drawing up maps, routes, and associated contractors right now.

When we had a bad winter about 10-12 years ago I think he spent over 24 hours plowing or driving between lots without rest. He's grateful to be in charge instead of out on one of the trucks.

Old Lurker

MM way back in the day, the richest guy in my fraternity's dad had the contract to remove snow from IBM parking lots in the Hudson Valley.

henry

The plow guys around here make plenty of money, but it's brutal on them and their equipment.

Man Tran

Saw WR in Cowlumbus when Jaco was still around. Great fun. Jaco did a solo routine with two basses where he cranked out a riff on one and set it into a loop and then picked up the other one to play against it. Crowd went nutz.

Captain Hate

Here's that Where or Wayne cut I mentioned previously, featuring the recently deceased John Abercrombie:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3gODPQ7Nw1A

Lester died quite a while ago. Don't know about Eddie Gomez because it's been a long time since I've heard him on anything. DeJohnette's still going strong.

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