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September 07, 2017

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-peter

Low number?

 narciso.

Oh nothing to see:
www.lexpress.fr/actualite/monde/europe/attaques-en-catalogne-des-membres-du-commando-reperes-devant-la-tour-eiffel_1941445.amp.html

Members of the Barcelona cell were at the Eiffel tower.

-peter

Was first until type pad erased

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--I really like Marlene's description of the group picture in the Oval as a hostage photo! That's exactly what it was.--

Only problem is Pelosi can't blink Morse Code messages anymore.

 narciso.

Like captain pike, also fry on futurama.

henry

too much grand theft auto for your escapee.

Thomas Collins

Oh, hell, a little boosting, a little joyriding, give the gal a break!

Now THAT's the kind of gal I want to see on The Bachelorette. Let those finely coiffed pseudo-studs deal with her!

anonamom

TC, spoken like a true Bostonian, where STEALING A CAR is a misdemeanor!

(She is a cutie. But what was she thinking???)

Just about every single resident I work with had a car stolen in their time there, btw...
We did.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

The following people have my email, I think: daddy, sbw, and Captain Hate. Chitown lurker has my phone number so maybe he could get that to henry and we could connect that way.

The only good thing about Hugo was that I was selling high-end furniture at the time and it was an all-purpose excuse for explaining why shipments were delayed. I think I used that excuse for about 4 months, even though in most cases it really didn't have anything to do with it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Very good press conference with the Emir of Kuwait. The President seemed ca,m and in command and did not get into arguments. He pointedly directed questions to the Emir which I was glad to see, as it has gotten embarrassing how the press just wants to harp on their pet issues even though something important is going on.

Nice zinger at the end about the Emir having problems with the press just like the president. (I think this was referring to al Jazeera.)

DebinGA

Shouldn't handcuffs correctly applied be "unslippable"? Seems to me LE was derelict.

henry

Miss M, contact info should be headed your way.

Clarice Feldman

Wow, T M!

Clarice Feldman

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451148/greg-katsas-nomination-donald-trump-home-run?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Coffin

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thanks, henry!

glasater

The vid of that gal and her shenanigans made me think that she could have been one of Beasts gal-pals.. I keed the Beasts..

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

When is David French going to make a public apology, along with the rest of those nitwits over at NR?

I am not very gracious about this. I want to see public groveling and admission of error. I am vindictive that way.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

1. You can get to the front seat from the back?
2. They left the keys in the car?
3. They might as well have used Chinese handcuffs.
4. All those cops around and not one looked at her as she climbed from front to back?

Getting close to entrapment they were so derelict.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/Team_Trump45/status/905615529100144641

Video of a multi-story building TOPPLING in St. Martin's.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I hear Fox in the background.
Shemp should be convicted of gross tedium and taken out and shot.

anonamom

so, henry, you now have my email too?
Just checking, for future reference.

henry

anonamom... just looked. nope. please send a hello to: my id here at harrisdata dot com and the circuit can be completed.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Video is apparently from something else, not Irma. Sorry!

Thomas Collins

Especially in the 70s, anonamom. When I was in law school and reported my car stolen to the Boston Police, the officer to whom I reported the car theft could hardly conceal his boredom. The police report stated that when the car was found (in Mattapan) the radio was intact. By the time I picked up the car at the tow lot, the radio was gone. Noone had any idea what had happened to the radio.

Ah, the good old days!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4861192/Shocking-aerial-photos-reveal-Irma-s-path-destruction.html?ito=social-facebook

St. Martin's for real. Looks pretty bleak.

rse

a'mom-one of my uncles kept an old nova when he was at mit and since he was only 3 years older than me and we grew up together I couldn't understand why he didn't drive something nicer. (His mother was a one-person spending machine).

He explained what a magnet a nice car was in boston so it was better to have something you did not worry about.

ran to grocery store and it was not packed but quite and unusually busy. Apparently everyone with someone coming to stay with them is loading up on food. Going to be one interesting weekend in the se.

anonamom

TC, our car was stolen from the Star Market parking lot in Cambridge. Rush hour chase ensued on Storrow drive; MDC police got involved. Lots of our friends saw it, as it wnet right by the hospital as they were leaving.
He ran two motorcycle cops off the road as he merged on to 93!! Ended up being held in an MDC facility in Southie. When we went to view the totaled car--a used Mercedes 450 SL convertible my delighted FIL had gifted his firstborn son after he presented a paper at a major meeting in their common field--the officer at the desk said:

"He hasn't told us his name, and until he does, he don't have no rights."

How Boston is that!

(He did have a name--Carlos Lopez.)


 narciso.

You have to struggle to find this:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/trump-will-divide-1-million-between-12-charities-for-harvey-relief

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Clarice,

I trust Shannon coffin's opinion tremendously. And I assume that this judge was suggested by the same person who suggested Gorsuch, Who is a friend of a friend in the West Wing.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

You will never see that MM, nor would you do it if situations were reversed. You can take great pleasure in the fact the French was utterly defanged last week by Cleta Mitchell and others.

 narciso.

Did anyone mention that horrible 7th circuit decision re Wisconsin.

henry

Which one? they do so many narciso.

 narciso.

The one that whitewashed the raid on cyndi archer,

Marlene

Jane,I just saw your comment on the previous thread. Thanks for the offer,but don't worry about us. We've got people in the neighborhood we trust,in fact two of the guys put up the hurricane shutters.

henry,I also saw your comment about the out of state votes in NH. I think some of that was because of the college voters,especially UNH and Dartmouth. The NH legislature had pending legislation to solve the problem,but I don't know the status of that.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

OK Marlene, just let me know if you need anything – assuming I make it home

jimmyk

that horrible 7th circuit decision

I read in the stories about Posner's retirement that there are a bunch of openings in the 7th circuit. Why aren't they getting filled now that we have a Republican President and Senate? Oh, silly question, I know.

Marlene

Hubby's brother and wife lived in Boston in the 70s during grad school. One time when we parked our car in front of their apartment,we returned to find several car parts missing. They just shrugged and said,oh well.

Man Tran

Greetings from south of Budapest near the Croat border. Great couple days so far. One of the guides mentioned that Communism requires two things:

Fear and total lack of responsibility.

Sounds like what we're being subjected to at home, just earlier in the process.

All the locals that are explaining things to us are brutally frank with us about every phase of their history. Excellent insights.

This morning a new fella gave a long dissertation on the refugee problem.

Went from 1000 to 300k in one year (2015). Thomas was caught up in the personal level of helping. Ended up running one train station with 1000 refugees for months while attracting many other helpers: clinics, food, homes offering bathing laundry, etc. Mostly against the government position. My take was that the locals rushed to bring food for the starving families, but when there was pork discovered, they refused to eat. Tough shit!

The ones who want to go back stayed in Turkey. Those who came through severed any ties with home. None wanted to stay in Hungary. Every country up to Hungary abused them in every way imaginable. Hungary's generous help was a pull, that was discouraged obviously, even though they weren't inclined to stay.

They hadn't heard about the EU decision yet, but were not optimistic.


Our group coordinator: think Melania, about like she looks in her Texas tennies. Must be an eastern Euro thing!

Captain Hate

You have to struggle to find this:

Almost as hard as finding out what the Clintoon Crime Family is ponying up.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

I love Budapest Man Tran. Did you know John O'Sullivan lives there? I have his card, but he's not home.

Extraneus

Only problem is Pelosi can't blink Morse Code messages anymore.

lol

Captain Hate

All the locals that are explaining things to us are brutally frank with us about every phase of their history. Excellent insights

That's why I love Eastern European literature from the Iron Curtain forward; no punches pulled.

Jack is Back!

Noticed that Toscha has no visible tats and she shoplifted a beauty supply store. Look at her mug shot and you'll know why.

Clarice Feldman

Budapest was the only country in Eastern Europe that had plenty of food just after the USSR collapsed--also beauty shops on almost every corner.

Caneel Bay resort in the Virgin Islands is reportedly totally destroyed and may not reopen this season.

when I took high school journalism, we were told not to use adjectives and adverbs in news stories. Check out the first graphs of this WaPo front page story and count them: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-prepares-for-harvey-relief-vote/2017/09/06/62919058-92fc-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.787ee5f78790

Clarice Feldman

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJJbFl5XcAAdNrM.jpg

DJT met with Senate Judiciary, answered all their questions, and thanked them for their professionalism.

jimmyk on iPhone

That would be DJT Jr.

Clarice Feldman

Yup, Jimmy k.JR.

EPA shrinking:http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267814/400-employees-leave-epa-few-days-daniel-greenfield#.WbGdIGyDjUg.facebook

Extraneus

Scoop From NBC News: Bob Menendez, the Democrat Senator on Trial for Corruption, Announces He's Changing Party Affiliation to Republican

Extraneus

More here.

rse

clarice-any word on little dix bay?

Frau Mackie Messer

hahahahaha...
the WaPo always dies in darkness when I link to one of its news articles "stories."

rse

Another creature foisted on us by big gov/progressive paul ryan in conjunction with patty murray was the commission on evidence-based policymaking.

This is their final report issued this afternoon. https://www.cep.gov/content/dam/cep/report/cep-final-report.pdf

Clarice Feldman

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-bannon-on-trump-daca-decision-60-minutes/

Clarice Feldman

NO, RSE.

Clarice Feldman

http://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/israel-may-have-struck-the-syrian-weapons-facility-before-hezbollah-could-take-over-504469

rse

all those caps make me feel positively naughty.

rse

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/07/sir-richard-branson-says-necker-island-completely-utterly-devastated/

I guess bo and mo will have to stick to south pacific now or the coast of spain.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

They are now (well shemp) saying the storm is moving west, which means I'm screwed. Let's hope Shemp is once again wrong.

Clarice Feldman

Retweeted NBC News (@NBCNews):
Equifax: Info accessed includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers https://t.co/M9CQzbN8Fl

Barbara

Menendez switches to the Republican Party? I'm baffled.

What does he gain from that move? He certainly isn't going to be a help.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Barbara,

It's a joke. NBC isn't reporting party affiliation and one outlet reported he was a Republican.

maryrose

Barbara:
It was a mistake.Trying to tie corruption to the wrong party.
Did Menendez vote today?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


NBC Nightly News‏Verified account @NBCNightlyNews

JUST IN: With 120 mph wind, Hurricane #Jose strengthens to Cat. 3 hurricane behind Hurricane #Irma in the Atlantic.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I have to admit, and this may show my heartless side, those DM pictures of St Martin's or wherever it was didn't look that bad to me. A few roofs gone and a mess but not exactly complete and utter devastation.

Barbara

Oh, thanks Miss M.

The comments were all about what to do if you have the flu. There was a joke in there somewhere, I suppose.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

I don't know what it looked like before.

I did think that those containers hadn't been blown but had been placed there together to giver them more strength.

henry

Equifax. 145 million consumer files, full info hacked. The entire management and board should be jailed for life. This crap has to stop. Criminal negligence is the only way something that big happens.

Clarice Feldman

http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/07/richard-bransons-luxury-necker-island-home-completely-destroyed-by-hurricane-irma-6909022/

Marlene

yeah Jane,Shep gave a shout out to Port Charlotte,Venice and other west coast areas. :(

rse

Jane-it has moved westward as atlanta is now in the tropical force wind zone on tuesday. report came out just before 5.

red tells me as she cuts through buckhead neighborhoods on the way home that traffic is full of people who appear unfamiliar with roads. So everyone from fla with friends in atlanta has arrived or is arriving.

I have to get red to a doctors appt and later to pt tomorrow. Will just keep gassing up.

henry--but EQ pays well and that's what's important, right?

maryrose

Hillary trashing Bernie gets her 10 to 1 comments against Hillary.
Her approval rating is 30 percent now .
Time to put this old cow out to pasture.

henry

Keep that cow front and center as we install a Trump friendly majority in the Senate next fall.

Clarice Feldman

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451120/antifa-james-comey-firing-narratives-and-misinformation
VDH--ties it up in a bow.

Thomas Collins

Toscha has quite a history.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/09/toscha-sponsler-lufkin-texas-police-chase-handcuffs-photos-mugshot/

Captain Hate

Equifax. 145 million consumer files, full info hacked. The entire management and board should be jailed for life.

Good luck having any punitive action taken. It's difficult to accurately describe the cold dark rage I felt when the Feds told me my security data had been compromised *and* how they gave me the opportunity to spend money to protect it moving forward. I ended up amusing myself by hypothesizing on who the clueless doofus was who came up with the latter offer and people I worked with who'd be dumb enough to purchase it.

Jack is Back!

There are no real building codes in the Caribbean based on sound engineering. People know cyclones and build on the cheap knowing that the will have to repeat every season.

Internationals, resorts, etc usually use US standards like Florida. We built petroleum-chemical plants, power plants, refineries and large infrastructure using US standards and the local supplier couldn't bid even for basic because the had no ISO or ASTM certificates or standards. Build cheap you stay cheap. We had to train local craft hires in every trade because they didn't how to perform to US standards.

It's an eye opener working the islands plus the malaria and cholera.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

I'm toast

JimNorCal

Deplorable Don Surber on Trump maneuvers against Congressional "leadership".
http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/09/a-deal-made-possible-by-antifas-collapse.html
The Democratic leaders cut a deal with Hitler, didn’t they?
Should not people be on the streets rioting in reaction to Neville Schumer and Nancy Chamberlain selling them out to the Devil? ....

It’s over.
The election is finally over.
Democrats finally have accepted the results.

Trump saw this, and cashed in on Wednesday. He is playing the Democratic Party leadership against the Republican Party leadership that for nine months have blown him off.

Jack is Back!

Lots of work for boat fitters.

https://www.passagemaker.com/lifestyle/irma-tortola

Ralph L

Someone butter up Jane quickly before she cools off.

Ralph L

Branson kept his staff down there with him.

Captain Hate

From VDH's article:

A closer look suggests that Comey may have been the most politicized, duplicitous, and out-of-control FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover

I'm really uncomfortable with this characterization. Hoover might have been a weird guy, although I strongly suspect that most of this is pushed by people who were upset that he went after their pet icons, but there was a much greater level of professionalism exhibited by the Bureau in handling security issues under him. The incompetence under Comey when valid security heads ups have been routinely ignored and complicit people lost puts that tall drink of piss in his own category at the bottom. The Bureau has become a laughingstock of incompetence under Comey's leadership, perhaps by the design of who appointed him.

Ralph L

Why has everyone started using "gifted" in place of "given?" It sounds ebonical.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ralph L.,

He's lucky that wine cellar held firm. Otherwise, his estate would be hit with major lawsuits from the survivors of his staff.

If I were one of those employees, I would drink wine and be all smiles until I could get off the island. Then I would be looking for another job.

Captain Hate

Why has everyone started using "gifted" in place of "given?" It sounds ebonical.

To me it sounds more like corporate speak; like using "moneys" which put all my internal pedantic red flags on high alert. I don't care if it's correct; it sounds fucked up.

henry

CH, I expect the usual free subscription to Equifax that always comes with a data breach will be the resolution. Those grifters need cellmate bubba time though.

henry

Sound like globish to me. Excuse me while I refuse to deplane when I exit the aircraft's cabin.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ralph L.,

Many years ago I noticed the change from "I couldn't care less" to "I could care less."

The first means that one has no lower interest in an issue, the second means that one is moderately interested.

I happened to be a homemaker at the time and had the soaps on in the afternoons. It appeared on first one NBC soap and then another. Now it is common usage, but it drives me crazy.

I wonder if the use of "gifted" for "given" was simply a typo or absent-minded error which has unfortunately gotten the same unthinking repetition.

DebinGA

Love the Irma stories. Here's one about an Atlanta synagogue matching 600+ fleeing FL Orthodox Jews with Orthodox Jews in Atlanta's Toco Hills community. ... Here's another about the huge Atlanta Motor Speedway offering free camp sites/bath houses for FL folks. This is near where we raised our children and where the FL Bengal tiger on the loose was shot earlier today. Those "campers" will experience excellent Southern cooking via various church lady brigades. Hope the Orthodox Jews understand those sweet ladies don't do kosher. They would if they knew how, but most don't.

RattlerGator

Message from Marples Faith & Patience Portico:

To all the residents of Lurker's Ledge: are y'all ready to admit that Trump *and* Sessions (Elmer Fudd, huh?) have been on the job doing serious business?

Hmmmm ???

I'm specifically addressing Mueller: it is becoming clear, is it not, that Mueller was likely brought in to help close the deal with a completely boxed in FBI director -- right?

Boxed in, mind you, by the President and the Attorney General making wise decisions based on prudence (a core conservative trait, last I checked). Pure genius to give rabid dogs the scent of bait, and then watch them frantically chase their tails. All for a nothingburger.

No one in the administration is showing *any* exasperation with Mueller, are they? The speculation that he was brought in to help restore the honor of the FBI *and* clear Trump of any taint from the bogus Russia charges seems to be right on target.

Comey has probably been given immunity. So, Democrats are in deep, deep trouble. This means Trump can seriously play (legislatively) towards the center-right consensus of the country and either get plenty done or exact a very heavy cost in the 2018 elections from intransigent Republicans who dare to refuse to work with him.

#MAGA

RattlerGator

Ebonical? Ebonical !?!

I bleeves I resemble that remark, suh !!!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinGA,

Loved the story about the Orthodox Jews.

Am wondering if camping will be safe given that right now Atlanta is dead center in the cone.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

RG,

Please see my explanation. I think it is far more likely the term comes from a misspelling by ignorant people trying to sound sophisticated.

We all know who those types are, as they are all over Twitter. They usually work for Salon or Newsweek.

anonamom

I wouldn't be planning on camping in Atlanta with this cone:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL112017_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/204937_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png

Significant movement west since this morning.

anonamom

Here it is for you to copy and paste:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/
AL112017_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/
204937_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png

Tell me again why some links "bleed" like that.
Can I fix them?

DebinGA

right now Atlanta is dead center in the cone

Ugh. We're a little over an hour northwest of Atlanta. Well, the Speedway gambit at least gets some cars off I-75 and provides a transit point for travelers to be picked up by state/county/church buses and brought or directed to safer spots elsewhere.

hrtshpdbox

Just heard Laura Ingraham on FOX asking re: Ben Sasse's bellyaching, "What did he think was gonna happen"? Seems that a JOM'er (Ignatz?) copyrighted that just last night; think she's lurking?

DebinGA

We're smack dab in the northern center of that cone. So is Charlotte, NC where we're going when grandbaby #4 decides to make her debut in the next several days. Yikes!

henry

think she's lurking?

Box, the good ones all lurk here. ;)

maryrose

Hrt::
Liked her comment of "Where have you been the last 7 weeks."
Repubs can get things done if they choose to put the effort in.
As to Murkowski gumming up Obamacare, McConnell was the one backing her run as an independent write in candidate.
She then stabs him in the back on the Repeal Ocare bill.
As for Collins, run another Repub in a primary for governor against her.
Votes have consequences.

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