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October 21, 2017

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sbw

It’s in His hands. Let’s pray for a good game.

henry

Yankees? How tedious.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago

I agree getting Tax Cuts approved is important (we will also get HealthCare), but perhaps no Administration has done more in its first....


...9 months than this Administration. Over 50 Legislation approvals, massive regulation cuts, energy freedom, pipelines, border security....
================
Looks like more is coming.

Buckeye

Buckeye, who are you rooting for in the Meeechigan game? I just can't root for the pervert enablers who feel that they were the victims, not the abused children. If Harbaugh loses to that dickweed Franklin, they should kick his ass from Happy Valley to Ann Arbor.

I want Penn State to win ONLY because if they loose they will be loaded for bear next Saturday.

I hope Michigan roughs them up.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2017/10/21/wash-post-columnist-trump-has-beaten-liberal-media

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here's the rest of President Trump's tweet:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 4m4 minutes ago

...2nd Amendment, Strong Military, ISIS, historic VA improvement, Supreme Court Justice, Record Stock Market, lowest unemployment in 17 yrs!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Bubarooni,

You will appreciate this. It's from an Indianapolis Star photographer:

Robert Scheer‏Verified account @bobscheer 7m7 minutes ago

Covering #Hoosierhysteria at IU is like a Michael Bay film with xtra pyro. Covering the Butler practice the other day was Ken Burns

 narcisoyea

When you think tds is like bubonic plague, one remembers the choleric dissentery that schemer displayed toward Reagan:


https://www.mediaite.com/online/oreillys-attorney-once-again-the-new-york-times-has-maliciously-smeared-bill-oreilly/

I know mark fabiani gives me gas too.

maryrose

TC:
Van Aken Boulevard is a beautiful area with lovely homes
Shaker Square at Christmas was magical.
Shopping and a trip to the Colony Theater.
Good times ,.Also some great antique stores.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

How interesting! John O'Hurley, who played J. Peterman on Seinfeld, is a conservative. He is on Waters show talking about the hatred for Trump and how he refuses to give up his standards. He supported Trump and has been called a white supremacist.

He has a new movie coming out called "Swing Away" about a golf tournament and says he channeled Donald Trump the businessman on steroids. Clip looked funny.

He also hosts the National Dog Show over Thanksgiving. What a charming and funny guy!

maryrose

Don't understand the Lis Wiehi/ Bill OReilly kerfuffle.
He used to have her on his show when she was plugging a book.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

John O'Hurley's Twitter account is @ImJohnOHurley. If you are on Rwitter give him a follow! He only has 9,000 followers.

GUS

what channel is the baseball game on???

Dave (in MA)

I was listening to a John O'Hurley interview on Boston talk radio when they interrupted to tell us about planes flying into the WTC.

 narcisoyea

I was a little confused about that one, I thought professor Tracy lords (mynshorthand for Caroline headman) was also odd.

Captain Hate

He also hosts the National Dog Show over Thanksgiving.

I've gotten so used to hearing him do this that I can't imagine it without him.

sbw

FS1, Gus.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is a compiled thread on the Uranium One scandal and the DOJ. It is from a site that organizes Twitter threads so they are easy to read. Worth giving a look at:

https://tttthreads.com/thread/921861642689933313#tweet_8

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

His was one of my favorite characters on Seinfeld. At the time, we received the J. Peterman catalogue so I found the character hilarios.

I am so pleased to find out he is on our side!

henry

Penn 4, Yale 1. Early second half.

Fortunately the New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest is tasty.

daddy

Here's an interesting read by some New Jersey reporter making the case that Senator Bob Menendez probably needs to take the Witness stand himself and testify in order to make his excuses more believable. Why Bob Menendez should take the witness stand

What is interesting – and different from many bribery cases – is that Menendez does not deny that he received a stream of gifts from Melgen, who has since been convicted in a separate federal trial of Medicare fraud and now sits a few feet from Menendez in the windowless, fourth-floor courtroom at the Newark federal courthouse.

Menendez also does not deny that he tried to intervene on Melgen’s behalf in helping to gain visas for the doctor’s alleged foreign girlfriends and in a dispute with U.S. regulators over Medicare bills at Melgen’s ophthalmology practice in West Palm Beach, Fla. and in an attempt by Melgen to secure a ­port-security contract for a non-medical business investment in the Dominican Republic...

...Menendez counters...– that these gifts and, on some level, the favors by the senator were just a natural extension of a long, intimate and deeply genuine friendship.

Menendez says he was merely going about the task of helping a buddy deal with the complications of the federal government. It didn’t matter whether Melgen offered any sort of gift or not, Menendez’s legal team says. All those gifts were just gifts between good pals – nothing more.

The reporter argues that the Defense Witnesses that Team Menendez has trotted out to sell that story (his wife, his son) have failed to effectively make the sale for such a wonderful case of "good-buddy"ism. So if Menendez is going to rely on that stinker of a story he's going to have to take the Stand and try to sell that load of hogwash to the Jury all by himself.

Captain Hate

henry, the beer drinking lesbian poodle owners gave me the only New Glarus beer I've had: the Wisconsin Belgian Red. Outstanding. Too bad it's hard to get anything from the brewery out of state.

I've been waiting for the weather to cool down before trying this beast. It's still not autumnal per se, but I was tired of chomping at the bit:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/64/268359/

Janet 🚬

All those gifts were just gifts between good pals – nothing more.

a reminder - http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/tim-kaine-virginia-veep-mcdonnell-clinton-224888

"Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.

Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state’s biggest provider of electricity."...

daddy

OK. No more Smirnoff Vodka for me. Ted Danson is the new pitchman for a Smirnoff's Vodka Commercial between Innings.

I liked him better when this "empty barrel" was dating Whoopie.

Janet 🚬

The Politico article on Kaine was to clear the way for Kaine to be the VP pick. Roll out the sketchy past in a controlled way.

None of that was told to the public when McDonnell was being ruined.

-peter

I happened to channel surf past the Yale U.Penn football game. There are more people here on this forum then were in the stands. Neutron bomb.

Captain Hate

Kaine was the 2016 version of Biden: dumb as a plank and with idiot offspring.

Captain Hate

TCU is pretty good at playing the footballs, especially against 1-5 Kansas.

henry

CH, New Glarus has some tasty brews. If you end up traveling this direction I can deliver plenty. I haven't made the Cleveland/Milwaukee weekend run since the 90s, or I'd load up plenty for you.

glenda

Go !!!!!! Astro's !!!!' One more moonshot !!!!!

henry

Alas, Penn 4, Yale 1 final time.

Captain Hate

Are you in Milwaukee, henry? I didn't realize it was only 435 miles from here. Hell, that would be long weekend doable.

 narcisoyea

Well they're doomed;

http://independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-new-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-capitalism-blatant-failure-a8012656.html

daddy

beer drinking lesbian poodle owners

Their first Album was killer! Can't wait for the second one.

 narcisoyea

Ah snorfle:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JWGOP/status/921734352232312837

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Narc from the last thread;
--I think it was the jugoslav milovan djilas who coined the term. But yes its generally referred to the in the eastern bloc.--

I think Djilas came up with "New Class" which considering Marx's critique of the class system was particularly needling to the commies.
I remember Djilas in the great Encounter magazine in the 80's. A powerful, commanding voice in the fight against the totalitarians, having spent several years in Tito's pokey.

Re Sqd's comments, the use of Leviathan I most often see these days refers not so much to Hobbes's description nor even so much to USSR type totalitarianism but the vast, suffocating nanny/welfare/administrative/regulatory states of the EU, Japan, increasingly the US.
The Nomenklatura as I understand it were the top echelons of communist party autocrats and administrators in the Eastern bloc. Don't know that I ever heard it applied to China. So its use re the West seems to fit the description of a vernacular usage, which I thought you had noted yourself a day or two ago.
In any event neither usage of either word seems too momentous.

Re The Great Upheaval; daddy, I have not read it because it involves neither interesting cars nor fine old guns and alternately was not written by Wodehouse or God, so that kind of leaves it off my reading list, such as it is. :)

daddy

---Menendez’s legal team says. All those gifts were just gifts between good pals – nothing more.

---Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four

Ted Stevens Via WiKi:

On May 29, 2007, the Anchorage Daily News reported that the FBI and a federal grand jury were investigating an extensive remodeling project at Stevens's home in Girdwood. Stevens's Alaska home was raided by the FBI and IRS on July 30, 2007.[65] The remodeling work doubled the size of the modest home. Public records show that the house was 2,471 square feet (230 m2) after the remodeling and that the property was valued at $271,300 in 2003, including a $5,000 increase in land value.[66] The remodel in 2000 was organized by Bill Allen, a founder of the VECO Corporation—an oil-field service company—and was alleged by prosecutors to have cost VECO and the various contractors $250,000 or more.[67] However, the residential contractor who finished the renovation for VECO, Augie Paone, "believes the [Stevens's] remodeling could have cost—if all the work was done efficiently—around $130,000 to $150,000, close to the figure Stevens cited last year."[68] Ted Stevens paid $160,000 for the renovations "and assumed that covered everything."[69]

henry

CH, I'm in Racine County.... a bit closer to you than Milwaukee. It is not a bad drive, pending construction and Chicago traffic. Gus knows Milwaukee much better than I do.

Captain Hate

Is Gus in Racine County too?

henry

Gus is in Waukesha County. Not far. And our Chitown Lurker is across the border, yet nearby too.

Captain Hate

Shit, I should start scheduling a road trip.

Captain Hate

Shaq looks older than I do; at least I think so.

 narcisoyea

How did they get away with that, they presented fraudulent ones, dudnt they.

Buckeye

CH, Jr. told me he bought half a dozen 1 gallon carboys. He is getting excited to start making small batch brews. He decided 5 gallon batches take too long to drink to experience as much variety as he would like.

Friends bought a farm two years ago and are growing a variety of hops. He can plant what he wants to experiment.

I can think of worse hobbies:)

daddy

The Yankee's could go all the way...next year.

daddy

Narciso,

They specifically held back evidence and witnesses that would have exonerated Stevens.

matt, deplore me if you must

He's aged bigly, CH.

The New Yorker has some dumb Russian conspiracy theorist claiming that Kelly's speech was a harbinger of a military coup. No, I am not making this up.

These people are sort of like the Japanese Army in WW II winding themselves up at their craft breweries and fern bars and Starbucks into some kind of frenzy.

They had a clip of one of the top MSCCCP propagandists 'splainin that Kelly is Irish Catholic from Boston, ergo a racist and that of course empty barrel is a well known racist term. It had me spitting nails at 7:00AM and Querida had to send me to the showers to calm me down.

henry

Buckeye, I brew 3 gallon batches. Excellent hobby.

henry

It never occurs to these dimwits that for a Marine, a rifle with an empty barrel is a mere club. The metaphor may not refer to the wooden storage unit that doubles as a drum.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Nytol!

 narcisoyea

Masha gessen who wrote a rather shallow boom about the t dawgs and earned the deems to cool it on the crazy, then brainslug.

Yes crazy Larry o'donnell who needs a net and a mouth guard.

Buckeye

Nittany Lions tearing the Wolverines up.

Momto2

Dems having a melt-down over release of tapes - guess time-traveling President Trump set up this date 25 years ago! Here he is with Junior...


Momto2

Look daddy - something we can agree with Jake Tapper about:

Jake Tapper‏Verified account
@jaketapper
I’m assuming someone has told @Apple that the latest iOS update is terrible

Captain Hate

You home brew guys are really making me envious. It's a great time to be a beer drinker.

Buckeye

CH, it isn't rocket science.

Key item is a propane fired "bigass burner" to do the bigger batches, we did them out on the patio. The ones people use to deep fry turkeys are perfect.

A few carboys, airlocks, etc. Couple hundred bucks and you are in business.

daddy

Daddy, I've read that with the MD, it's necessary to push the nose down in the flare?


Another Bob,

I just got out of the new 2017-2018 Training Syllabus 2 weeks ago and these are the 3 New Rules they pounded into us over and over and over again in the SIM:

Rule #1
Do Not Flare Late

Rule #2.
Do Not Make Large Control Inputs during the Flare

Rule #3.
Use EXTREME caution when pushing on the control column close to the ground.

They added a ton of verbiage and classroom charts for each rule but they are adamant about not pushing over close to the ground and especially after the mains have touched. The MD-11 is squirrelly in the landing pattern just due to its design geometry and relatively smaller tail compared to the DC-10. I love it, but it is not a very forgiving airplane, which I think is why the only guys on the planet still flying passengers in the thing is I think the Russians.

daddy

Gad, Momto2. Me and Tapper on the same side? Arghhh!

Captain Hate

I guess, to give the devil his due, I have to thank Katshit for not vetoing the bill to lift the 12% alc ceiling on beer sold in Ahia; because what I drank tonight would otherwise have to be smuggled in surreptitiously. God knows what inspired the old prude to do that; maybe somebody had some John Lee Hooker on in the background and Johnnycakes misinterpreted the Hook as saying "and Saint Peter said let that boy boogie woogie" and the rest is history.

daddy

Heading up for a nap now since I'm doing a 2 AM'er tonight to Melvis.

Another question. Since all these guys like Manafort and various Russians were under listening watch, do you guys think that the Deep State has the tapes of that meeting between Manafort, Kushner and Trump Jr and those Russians? My guess is probably, since I think the entire thing was an intentional set-up. I know that I sure wouldn't put it past them.

maryrose

Daddy:
Ted Stevens case was an abomination.
They also timed it for the election.
I never considered Begich a real Senator because he obtained the seat by fraudulent means.
It wasn't a fair fight.
Kind of like Obama unsealing divorce records.

Captain Hate

Fucking Harbaugh. Some stupid Meechigan fan at one of the dog parks has named his mangy mutt "Harbaugh".
What
A
Tool.

 narcisoyea

And its pretty much gornisch, thats why they haven't run the tape, manafort who was most in the know, left the room quickly.

 narcisoyea

Why does Larry sabato get first dibs on thevfile, what he knows about Cuba for instance could fill a thimble, I answered my own question?

Porchlight

The craft brewing lobby is becoming quite powerful, Cap'n. They've managed some serious dents in the age-old Minnesota blue laws in recent years.

I can't drink the high alcohol beers much myself due to my ABS (always be sipping) habits and usually try to stick with sessions for that reason.

Session beers, that is. ;)

exdemocrat

trolling level: junior grand master.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29230/

Porchlight

Happy Trafalgar Day! I nearly missed it.

Captain Hate

Funny you mention that, Porch, because there was a Beer Advocate thread tonight about favorite beers under 5%. I thought "Welp that's easy: Bell's Oberon"; Bzzzt >5%. Ok, Great Lakes Turntable Pilsner. Again Bzzt.

Finally Dogfish Head SeaQuench barely made it at 4.9% and that goes down like Gatorade. I could've mentioned some Jolly Pumpkin sours but they're so GD expensive they fall under a guilty pleasure category.

Clarice Feldman

Nyto;

Dave (in MA)

woot

Porchlight

Cap'n, I like Founders All-Day IPA and Ballast Point Even Keel. I think Lagunitas has a decent one, too. Plus several local beers.

The sours hit the spot on occasion but I'm not always in the mood. And you're right, they are spendy.

A friend thinks I'm insane for wanting lower alcohol for the same price. She does have a point.

anon ( AKA common man )

The people of Houston still recovering from the hurricane, need something to cheer for. So congrats Astros, with a side benefit of sending the Yankers home.

-peter

rooting for the Dodgers in the series since I can't stomach that squirt Altuve, whom Fox seems to think is the second coming

anon ( AKA common man )

Yeah Peter but try to get a fastball past him. For a little guy, he sure has pop in his bat.

 narcisoyea

Twenty two bucks for a pitcher, yikes.

Captain Hate

A friend thinks I'm insane for wanting lower alcohol for the same price. She does have a point.

No, I get the point of not wanting to get hammered especially if you have to drive home. Life's too short to act stoopid. But if I'm home and want something with a big taste...

boatbuilder

Late to the game.
So sorry about Biscuit, Iggy.
You know it's going to happen but it doesn't make it any easier. Glad he died where he most wanted to be.

Texas Liberty Gal

So happy Houston won!! Was really impressed that all the players interviewed said they were going to win the WS for the city of Houston I bet a lot of Amerians will be cheering for them. I know I will and thank God those damn Yankees didn't win.

boatbuilder

This Sox fan says Altuve can play for my team any time. Little guy is damn good.

Captain Hate

Really didn't have anything against the Yankees for how they handled the Tribe, and in fact respected how they came back after game 2. But them being in the WS would have been overly flukey imo and I think the WS will be a satisfying matchup of two deserving teams who performed well over the entire season.

Porchlight

But if I'm home and want something with a big taste...

I drink the lower alcohol beers at home, too. It sounds lushy but if I want to be sipping beer steadily all evening and not get too far gone, that's the ticket. My husband drinks light beer from Miller for the same reason, but although I hate snobbery of any kind, I'm afraid I must draw the line somewhere.

Captain Hate

Two 100 win teams in the WS for the first time since 1970? I read it on the Internet so it's gotta be true.

daddy on iPad

Here again is Lord Nelson's jacket he was wearing at Trafalgar that I mentioned seeing last month. Worth repeating how Winik in Great Upheaval said that Nelson's earlier victory over the French Fleet at the Battle Of The Nile in IIRC 1799, effectively ended the threat of France's invading America, giving us a wonderfully unexpected breathing spell that allowed us to build up our Naval forces while avoiding getting wrapped in the "foreign entanglements" that Washington and Adams so feared, and ultimately resulting in Napoleons offer to Jefferson of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Thank you Lord Nelson!

 narcisoyea

Ditto, daddy, and your post falls around the time of my birthday, there is a two volume bio of nelson, by sugden I think. Wonder if it refers to that particular eventuality.

Miss Marple

Recommend reading the poem The Admirals Ghost by Alfred Noyes.

narciso

They are slow on the ball, and don't even have the half of it

http://www.politico.eu/article/barcelonas-strong-ties-to-radical-islam/

suburban gal

Anon--yes we are a Spartan family now living in SEC land. Don't like Penn State but nice to see Harbaugh get another come-uppance.

Kevlar Kid

Notre Dame dominates USC; Penn State slays Harbaugh's Hedgehogs... what's not to love.

Maybe Harbaugh will bring in Kaepernick.

Can't the Deep State orchestrate that in the name of all that his good?

Notre Dame's season started to soar when they kicked the living snot out of Michigan State.

Go Irish! Go Raiders!

Kevlar Kid

Can't we just tie him to a bumper in his birthday suit and drag him up a slag heap?

http://nypost.com/2017/10/21/bowe-bergdahl-the-us-treated-me-worse-than-the-taliban/

How's that, Bowe?

exdemocrat

doesn't your enemy typically treat you worse than your own team?

Kevlar Kid

Comment on AT---

Thomas,

Here is my letter to Session from yesterday:


"Honorable Sir, Mr. Jeff Sessions

It is time that you set aside politics and prosecute many of the Obama regime officials, namely Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Obama himself for the Rosatom fiasco that is unfolding in the news as a grave, national security matter. No one is above the law and that includes Obama who the Constitution holds responsible for every act of his administration. By the way it was ran it was more of a regime that took our cherished rule of law and justice and turned into JustUS, where law was used to personally profit from as the Rosatom affair clearly shows, and to punish political enemies.

You have a unique rendezvous with destiny in this matter and you will be judged by our posterity whether you rose to this challenge or not, history is a cruel master and one you should heed.

We are at a turning point in our experiment in self-rule and providence has chosen you to restore the rule of law which has taken such a beating that it is now in need of refurbishing and to reestablish the rule of law itself. What we have become is a two tiered state where there is law for the people to be
made to suffer and the governing class to be pardoned before the process is even started.

It has become that we are no different than the show trials of the defunct USSR and there is no better example of this than the Comey affair where he usurped the authority of the Attorney General and pardoned her.

As I said before providence has chosen you this sacred duty and honor, as their is no better man that has faithfully served his nation in many capacities US Attorney, Senator and host of other honors, it is now our hour of need stand and do your duty and prosecute this matter and fulfill your destiny that awaits you and the people demand that you act, stand and do your duty."
In Liberty

JimNorCal

Deplorable Don Surber comments on W.
http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/10/bush-speech-was-cry-from-swamp.html

Snips:
This week's attack on President Trump by his predecessors is a sign of desperation. Somebody called in his markers and got Bush to speak. He spent eight years in silence, unwilling to defend himself from Obama ...

Denounce the fascist Antifa first. But Antifa serves Washington well, just as Occupy Wall Street gave cover to the equities industry that Obama served. ...
Bush has befriended the people who called him Hitler -- Bushitler -- and a monkey. His father called Reaganomics "voodoo economics," but befriended the Clintons. ...

President Trump is the result of their neglect of the American people. They served the elites.

Clarice Feldman

This week's--long but there are so many Russian balls in the air:http://nypost.com/2017/10/21/the-other-half-of-america-that-the-liberal-media-doesnt-cover/

hoyden

After reading Clarice's "Pieces", I wonder if the FBI can take the 5th when called to testify to their perfidy?

Buckeye

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/secrets_and_lies_three_russian_stories.html

Great job explaining why Hillary should be hanging from the nearest lamppost, Clarice.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

It took me a minute wind andsea.

Thomas Collins

Time for Trump to insist Sessions appoint as a special investigator of UraniumGate the lawyer whose resume includes a stint in Reagan's DOJ and also includes successfully taking on corrupt officials of the United Mine Workers Union. Anybody care to guess to whom I am referring?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 35s36 seconds ago

Doing interview today with Maria Bartiromo at 10:00 A.M. on @FoxNews - ENJOY!

jimmyk

Great idea, TC, which means it won't happen.

And speaking of which, another great 'Pieces.' I've been traveling here and there and barely able to keep up, and now I'm up to speed.

As to this: Loretta Lynch, Obama’s Attorney General, reportedly threatened the informant that he’d be subject to criminal prosecution if he revealed to Congress what he’d find out.

Aren't there "whistle blower" laws specifically designed to protect people like this?

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Someone should link Clarice's Pieces on twitter and send it to Trump.

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