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September 09, 2017

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henry

Nice video TM. thanks

henry

New cone of the apocalypse from NOAA.

Hillary Rodham Cashcow

For a seven-figure donation, I will bash myself.

Sincerely,

henry

Storm surge flooding of 10-15 ft is now expected along the SW Florida coast. This is a dire and life-threatening situation.
10:05 AM - Sep 9, 2017

yikes!

Captain Hate

Speaking of Queef Cashcow, the Horde is immensely enjoying her whining about her campaign and everyone associated with it putting her in a "straitjacket" and not allowing her to be herself, namely a mean spirited and spiteful foul mouthed harridan.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ugh. I made sure daughter mowed today because we are going to get Irma's rain. Thankfully, we are up high and do not have a basement.

Hope we don't get tornadoes!

Old Lurker

"harridan" without googling, does that mean "mean bitch"?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Spoke to a friend of mine yesterday who knows a guy who used to be on the Clinton personal detail.

Bill was easy to get along with and friendly.

Everything you have heard about Hillary is not only true, but it was even worse than you've heard.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here's an interactive storm surge map for south Florida. You will have to click on an agreement that you know it isn't 100% accurate.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/095407.shtml?wsurge#contents

Another Bob

The personal information warehousing outfit that seems to fly under the radar is LexisNexis Risk Solutions that shows up on your credit reports under the name ChoicePoint.

Has anyone bothered to freeze their credit reports? What's your experience been? Has it created any problems or inconveniences?

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Hysterical video on a very unhysterical day. Thanks TM

GUS

My brother had the pleasure of protecting both Bill the Rapist, and Rodham on separate occasions.
Rodham is a pig. Billy the Rapist is a con man.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

GUS,

Con men are usually likable. I wasn't attesting to his honesty!

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

I feel special, in my town the storm surge actually works very hard to get around the lake just so it can get to me.

GUS

I know lovely Miss M. Belated Happy Birthday wishes!!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thanks GUS!

Old Lurker

Remind me again of our whole JOM FL list?

Henry's Mom
Henry's Brother
Narc & pup
Jane's place (Kiwi is on the road out of state)
Clarice's place west coast
Clarice's lot east coast
JiB's place east coast
Marlene's place west coast
RG Tallahassee

Who did I miss?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7m7 minutes ago

FLORIDA-
Visit http://FloridaDisaster.org/info to find shelters, road closures, & evacuation routes. Helpful Twitter list: http://45.wh.gov/HurricaneIrmaFeed

Buford Gooch

Harridan: shrew, termagant, virago, harpy, vixen, nag, hag, crone, dragon, ogress

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/09/08/tragic-kingdom-dragged-down-by-espn-disney-shares-continue-tumble/

 narciso.

He forgets attack of the killer tomatoes

http://ew.com/movies/2017/09/09/george-clooney-steve-bannon

Extraneus

Back to the Equifax thing. Did we sign something authorizing our banks or electric companies to send personal info to Equifax? I personally have no need for a credit report and don't think I ever will again. Shouldn't I be able to prevent such information being spread around in the future?

In a similar vein, my doctor was reviewing medications last time I had a checkup and asked if I was taking an antibiotic that an oral surgeon had prescribed ahead of a procedure over a year ago. How was he able to know about that? Was a new anti-doctor-shopping law passed recently? I'm not on opiates or antidepressants or anything like that, so why does it apply to me even if that's what it is?

I usually read stuff I sign, and I don't remember signing up for my personal info to go where I didn't send it. Just wondering what right Equifax or any random doctor has to my data and if there's a way to head off these privacy invasions. Anyone know?

Buford Gooch

Great questions, Extraneous. I wish we had answers.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Extraneus,

I was shocked a few years ago when the Kroger pharmacy pulled up my Medicare prescription drug policy number when I had never given it to them.

All they needed was my Social Security number.

Janet the expert 🚬

Everything you have heard about Hillary is not only true, but it was even worse than you've heard.

Get me tea! Remind me about TV show times!
I need more teacups! Find out what this is about.

She seems bossy & helpless.
She was a terrible Senator (even with leftist agenda desires) & a failure as SoS.

Another Bob

If you really read the fine print, yes you probably did authorize - not necessarily explicitly, but by buying/using someone's services - the sharing of information.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Oh look, my town has now made the Fox News map. All this specialness is hard to appreciate.

The storm has landed.

DebinGA

Heck of a job national anthem boycotters.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/amp/I-downloaded-an-app-And-suddenly-I-was-talking-12172506.php

This is a woman who suddenly found herself taking calls for help for the Cajun Navy.

I cannot recommend this enough. It's riveting and makes you realize how much Houston needed these volunteers.

 narciso.

True, false maybe

http://breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/08/report-gary-cohn-bounced-trump-white-house

Ralph L

"Puberty, puberty love"
Pass the ketchup
I'd forgotten about Bannon and Killer Tomatoes
So bad it's good, almost

 narciso.

No that was clownry debut right after the facts of life.

 narciso.

Outside of minitrue:

http://babalublog.com/2017/09/09/hurricane-irma-images-from-cuba

 narciso.

Lamentations (they suggest its a bad thing)


http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/08/more-white-more-male-more-jesus-cia-employees-fear-pompeo-is-quietly-killing-the-agencys-diversity-mandate

James D.

What a great article, MM!

This quote kind of says it all about what kind of person that woman is:

I went to the bathroom, refilled my tea, walked around a bit, thinking to myself, "What are you doing?? You're not qualified to do this!"

Then I sat back down and went back to it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/08/dreamers-furious-dhs-closed-a-loophole-allowing-them-to-get-green-cards/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

It's a harrowing account and well written. I knew people were in high water and everything, but when you hear her account of the calls it really brings it home.

 narciso.


An interesting perspective:

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/02/the-devil-and-hilary-mantel

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Henry, your mom is now under mandatory evacuation. What floor is she on?

maryrose

That green card deal where you travel and then enter legally is a scam of the highest order.
Glad it is no longer an option.

maryrose

OL:
You forgot my brother in Ocala.

henry

Jane, 9th or so. She was under mandatory evac yesterday.

Eric in Boise

I need to read my thesaurus more often; "termagant" and "virago" were both new to me. And "ogress" is going on my "words that aren't used very often but should be" list.

Joke for the grandkids:

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with little bitty arms and a huge vocabulary?

A: A thesaurus rex.

Barbara

maryrose,

Do you think that this heads up action by the Department of Homeland Security will persuade the critics of President Trump that he has not broken his promise to secure our borders? People like Mark Levin are apoplectic over his DACA move and are venting non stop about this.

Barbara

A thesaurus rex

I love that, Eric!

anonamom

Listening to Miami WLRN NPR via my NPR station, which is carrying that broadcast instead of local programming.

Just heard a newsman from Marathon Key who realizes he may well be a dead man because he failed to leave. Broke down. Understandable.

And apparently my MIL in Cape Coral has decided she made the wrong call as well...
Turned down opportunity to fly out Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; turned down an opportunity to be picked up in a car on Thursday.

What can I say???

I actually think she's ready to die; just has realized she's likely to really, really suffer, and may NOT die.

Clarice Feldman

Cuba's getting minced and according to Fontova the residents weren't even warned. As if their were food, water, shelter and transportation to help them in any event.Cat 5 from the middle of the island moving Nw to the tip.

Clarice Feldman

*there*

henry

Maryrose's brother in Ocala
Anonamom's MIL in Cape Coral.

Getting to be a long list.

maryrose

Barbara: Levin thinks President Trump will follow all conservative ideas that many of us support.
He will not.
We will get a compromise on DACA.
I did not expect more than that.
He has decreased illegals coming here.
The wall will help with that as well.
Economically we are making great strides.
Repeal of most of Dodd Frank is excellent.
I am impressed with what has been rolled back.
We will get the tax reform and some tweaking of Ocare.
His supporters are strong and I am pleased that they seem to be steadfast.

Haystack

If lurkers can be included, I live in St. Petersburg.

Clarice Feldman

Re Lois Lerner--comment on Instapundit
Avatar
Miller_Smith • 14 minutes ago
This might be the absolute best move.

This now allows all of the civil lawsuits against the IRS and against Lois Lerner to move forward. Lois Lerner cannot claim violation of 5th Amendment in order to not testify in a civil case against herself. She has to testify and answer every question of every type as in a civil case when there will be no prosecution in a criminal matter means that she must answer and provide documentation of everything germane to the case against

She can be put in jail for civil contempt every time she refuses to answer. The discovery process in the Civil matter will be a bonanza for the GOP and all freedom-loving people that will allow us to see exactly what the Obama IRS did to people.

Just the legal bills Lois Lerner will have to pay can turn her into a Pauper.

So respectfully to all previous commenters, this might be more delicious than a criminal trial ever could be.

Barbara

That's encouraging, maryrose.

DebinGA

Welcome to the light, Haystack. Are you currently waiting out Irma there?

DebinGA

Wow. Terrific news, Clarice.

henry

Haystack, welcome to the list. Plenty of prayer to go around.

sbw

So, Haystack, it took a 12-foot wall of water to get you to delurk? ;-)

[Lurking is OK. Delurking is even better.]

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Haystack,

Stay safe! I will pray for your well-being.

DebinGA

St. Petersburg map pic ...Yikes!

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Clarice, wonder how she will get around it. On thr trip I asked Cleta to tell Englebrecht that she is my hero. She wasn't very enthusiastic about Reggie Walton.

Hang tough Haystack.

James D.

I've got a cousinive got a cousin down I. Daytona Beach (last I heard) to add to the list. I'm waiting on word from his sister that he's OK and hopefully far away from danger.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/09/09/fubar-almost-a-million-more-hurricane-evacuations-ordered-for-west-florida/#more-138391

Haystack!

You are in a mandatory evacuation area! They will get you there if you don't have transportation. Call someone and go!

Clarice Feldman

walton required IRS to turn over the lists of targeted groups to her, and the class action proceeds, Jane:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/12/federal-judge-certifies-tea-party-lawsuit-irs/

rse

common man is in the destin area.

DebinGA

There are multiple "hardened" evacuation shelters in St. Pete schools: link to locations

Clarice Feldman

Covering every possible base--good executives and management:http://gcaptain.com/u-s-waives-jones-act-regulations-to-secure-fuel-after-major-hurricanes-irma-and-harvey/?goal=0_f50174ef03-9a228d02b5-139915785&mc_cid=9a228d02b5&mc_eid=6c704a7af6

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.mediaite.com/online/tragedy-eric-bolling-son-dies/

Only child. Possible suicide.

anonamom

I know the answers to Ex's question about how one doctor knows what another prescribed a year ago.

Those electronic medical records have EVERYTHING on them.
Old meds show up on the page I see for preop drugs all the time.

And once something goes on them--even if incorrect--it takes levels of authority to remove it.
I cannot remove anything from them, being a lowly physician...

I will write "Patient has no CAD and never had an MI" in my note, but a nurse administrator has to be fetched to take it off the actual "problem list."

DebinGA

We need a "Hitler in the bunker" video with CNN's Jeff Zucker lambasting a terrified Jim Acosta for not finding a way to fault Trump's Harvey/Irma response.

 narciso.

In other news:
http://.express.co.uk/news/world/852037/bomb-alert-tournai-cathedral-belgium-terror-suspect-package-suitcase

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

My BP doc had me down as having had a cardiac cat and a bypass. I think the error happened when they combined their records with the hospital's, when the hospital merged with the practice.

The nurse didn't believe me at first. I opened my shirt and said "See, no scar!"

I hope the patient who had the bypass got his/her records straightened out. Could be some bad meds prescribed if they didn't spot that.

 narciso.

Considering the anniversary on Monday:

nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911

Jack is Back!

Been talking to my oldest son, the charter fishing captain in Sarasota. He is hunkered down, boat in storage, plenty of water, food, multiple generators, lots of gas. Plus his house is 6 miles inland and has hurricane glass (rated 125mph missles). He will power the fridge, his cellphones (as if the towers survive) and computers.

Says starting to feel the wind escalating. He's rode out many a rogue squall in the Gulf and the Keys so I think he knows how to handel the shake, rattle and roll of cat. 3 or 4 Cane.

Still praying for him.

Captain Hate

Good luck, Haystack. Great nic btw.

Bela1

Hi everyone. It's been awhile for me but I hope everyone is doing good. I lurk often because everyone has already said what I'm thinking or would say, so why bother duplicating? I think of you JOMers often but I do wish I had more time to spend here. I laugh out loud most times I drop in. I know JOM has the best links on the net. Thanks for the links to learn more about DC & WH happenings and any news about Hurricane Harvey & Irma. My thoughts & prayers are with thee many, many people & communities, and islands impacted by these phenomenal, deadly storms.

Miss M...thanks for sharing the link above on rescue efforts. More importantly, the experience that wonderful woman told who pitched in to help despite the fact she didn't think she was qualified. Imagine that? Brought tears to my eyes reading what happened. She's an angel, IMHO. May God bless her & all those in harm's way & also the many people assisting others any way they can.

Take care & stay safe everyone.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Bela !,

Thank you. That article brought home to me the peril for so many in Florida. So many of us have relatives or friends there - I think half the people at my 50th reunion last year came up from Florida.

This could possibly be the largest natural disaster in our nation's history. God bless all those who are working to save people, from President Trump and Governor Scott, to FEMA, the fire and police, and volunteers.

I wish I could "disappear" this storm, but I fear that won't happen.

Jack is Back!

Oh, mean't to note that Special Operations Command is in Tampa at McDill AFB and right smack on Hillsborough Bay. Lot of tactical fighters, troop carriers and other interesting aircraft. Probably in other locations by now.

Barbara

JiB,

I was wondering about your son and how he would cope with this hurricane. It sounds like he knows what he's doing.

I also keep thinking of the poor man on St. Marten (was it?) who fears that he will die in this storm. I hope he survives.

Haystack

My husband's working in Norway this year, so I'm watching from a distance. Our kids evacuated early, one by one, with the dog to some very kind old friends in Atlanta. In a perverse way I'd rather be there. I feel a little helpless at this distance. Hoping I won't be returning to a pile of sticks. But our family's safe and I hope yours are too. Happy birthday Miss Marple!

Captain Hate

joan and anybody else,

Met D. M. Pulley who joined our book group for about an hour answering many questions about her books. She's delightfully down to earth and very matter of fact about her work. Here's her website in case anyone's interested: http://www.dmpulley.com/

She looks better in real life than her pictures.

maryrose

Belai
Please post more often. Your kind message gives hope to all of us worried about loved ones.
Haystack :
Please be careful and let us know how you are doing in the next couple of days. Start posting.
New voices are refreshing.

henry

Distance is a good thing haystack. Glad your kids are safe too.

Marlene

Good afternoon! I took a nap and woke up to find hubby watching the Sarasota County emergency management guy on TV.
Well,it is out of our hands now.

Captain Hate

JiB, how old is your oldest son? Best wishes to him but it seems like he knows exactly how to ride it out.

Clarice Feldman

Best wishes for your son, JIB

Clarice Feldman

CH, you devil--no wonder you are such an avid reader. XO

Jack is Back!

Thanks, Clarice. Let me know if you need him to check your LBK condo should the association fall down on the job.

CH,

Never heard of D.M.Pulley but based on her website and your note, I am going to kindle one of her books. I like the one about Cleveland. Is she a JOMer or one of Ace's horde or morons.

Captain Eric is 43. First marriage and actually step-son but I am the only dad he has ever known. Good guy. Raises Discus fish beside the charter business. We are really a diverse country. There is a niche market for these freshwater fish from Brazil. Who knew.

Plus he has a marine radio base station in his house and will be in contact with Coast Guard and get their very precise nautical condition updates.

maryrose

Haystack:
Glad to hear all are out of harm's way.

maryrose

JIB:
He sounds like an accomplished. sensible young man.
Tell him to stay safe.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://news.usni.org/2017/09/08/navy-moves-carrier-uss-abraham-lincoln-4-ships-potential-hurricane-irma-relief-operations

As I said, I believe this will be the largest natural disaster in American history.

Marlene

Jeez,hubby just contacted one of our FL neighbors,thinking they were still in Michigan. They had to go to FL last week-end because of the health issues of elderly parents who are in assisted living. They secured their house and then drove to Atlanta to stay with friends. They will try to get back to Venice next week,so we'll have a first hand assessment of any damage. By the time this is over,thousands of people will have stories to tell.

 joan

I got sick to my stomach when I read about Eric Bolling's son. My sister and my daughter and I used to watch The Five (way back when it started, when Bob was still on there.) Eric Bolling used to talk about his wife like he was crazy in love with her, and I can remember how proud he was of his son. He talked about him often. Eric mentioned several times that he went to Mass every day.

I've never believed Bolling was guilty of whatever he was accused of -- if anything, it might have been some joke.

I called my sister to tell her about the boy's suicide, and she said, "I wonder if it was him, joking around on his dad's phone." Of course there is no way to know why these things happen. She also told me Bolling is suing some guy that wrote the story about the 'joke' for fifty million dollars.

I sent Bolling my condolences on twitter. I'm not an old groupie, it's just that sometimes the people you watch on tv become "real" to you. There has been so much ugliness in politics and television and public life this past year or so, it takes a pretty brave man or woman to step out and be counted -- Miss Marple has said this so many times about President Trump. I pray continually for him to have a lion's heart and backbone of steel.

We quit watching all news (except local) on the networks, and only watch Lou for about 30 min. every night. I get most of my news on jom, and a few other sites.

I hate evil. I hate the left.

Captain Hate

None of the above, JiB. An acquaintance of one of the book group members whose second book, The Buried Book, hooked me almost immediately. Her other real life occupation is a structural engineer who goes into abandoned buildings to check out their suitability for rehabbing; needless to say Cleveland is a treasure trove for that field. I wanted Mrs H to attend today because I'd wager she's taken pictures in some of the vacant buildings D.M. has examined.

PDinDetroit

Posted by: Old Lurker | September 09, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I have an Aunt and cousins in FL - Stuart, Bradenton, etc.

Mrs. PDinDetroit's Father, Half-Sister and her family. Half-Sister is pregnant, but not to 32 weeks yet and hurricanes can cause pregnant women to go into labor. They left the South Miami area to be Northeast of Tampa by about 50 miles. It would figure that Irma would hit Tampa now.

Mrs. PDinDetroit went through Andrew in '92, living just to the North of Homestead. No services for 3 weeks...

8 of us were supposed to be on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas right now for a week cruise in the Eastern Caribbean to celebrate Mrs. PDinDetroit's Father's 80th Birthday. 2 of the islands we were supposed to visit have been decimated. They offered us all kinds of 50% off this/that to leave on Tuesday instead for a cruise to Cozumel, MX. As the family has connections, we got a full refund and no plans for a get-together just yet.

Praying Irma just packs up her bags and goes home...

Jack is Back!

I keep forgetting to wish MM a HappyBirthday.

My Bearcats played Wolverines close the first half but they are out their league second half. Sigh:)

Trump is in Camp David, right? Knowing him, he will take every asset available to him and make Katrina look like the keystone cops. Compared to Irma, which by the way, may not turn out to be what everyone is projecting. Just a gut feeling.

Captain Hate

Discus fish are a big deal for tropical fish hobbyists. They're fascinating fresh water egg layers who are very attentive parents to the small fry. Father H and I dealt mainly with live breeders or Siamese Fighting Fish but I was very aware of Discus fish.

 joan

CH, I'm going to go read some more in The Buried Book. We've been busy all day and I just got started last night, haven't read any today -- was catching up on here.

Our seven-year-old grandson had a 9 a.m. soccer game, and we left here about 8, to get good seats.

I pray that God continues to watch over all of our Florida jomers for the next days and weeks, as well as each one of you.

Jack is Back!

PD in Detroit,

We've missed you bud. How are the migraines? The golf game? We need diversion here.

Prayers for all your family in harm's way.

Captain Hate

Best wishes to the family, PD.

Jack is Back!

CH,

He has been doing Discus raising since he was 10 years old. There was a guy in Ft. Lauderdale who wrote the seminal book on raising Discus and when we were down there for other things, he insisted I drive him to this guy's home so he could meet him. Since then, my old home was filled with tanks, tubes, distributors, turbulators, etc. Gone on for 30+ years. He is an addict:)

Navy doing a number on Tulane.

Penn State is now # 4. Hard to believe they could still recruit that quality after the Papa Joe scandal.

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