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November 01, 2017

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Appalled

First, second, or third, and still moderate.

Frau zFragezeichen

Bragging or complaining?

narciso

Papafop is boring.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/925716689064427520

President Trump tweets video of the NYSE opening with #NYCStrong #USA

Buckeye

Good news today is Jr. passed his boards, so his mom can quit worrying, not that I had any doubt.

Bad news is she will find two news things to worry about.

Some people are just wired that way:)

henry

This is what the #NeverTrump are clinging to? Papadoof is even more lame than Egg McMuffin.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Chuck Schumer‏Verified account @SenSchumer 2h2 hours ago

I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy.
=================================
Ask me if I have any sympathy for him.

jimmyk

From the last thread:
'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'

Bye-bye. Good riddance.

Guessing they found two employees who felt that way. I'm sure they can find jobs at CNN or MSNBC.

jimmyk

Feeling better about that attack yesterday, since according to the NYT headline, it was a "truck attack." I was worried that it was an attack by an Islamic terrorist.

Then there's this:

Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸‏Verified account @RealSaavedra 13h13 hours ago

Muslim Imam says he warned Democrat New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio about terrorist problems in the city... De Blasio did nothing.

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/925541430285680640

There happens to be a mayoral election next Tuesday. Guessing this story gets buried.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Top 10 countries for Diversity Visa program:

Cameroon: 5,000
Liberia: 5,000
Iran: 4,992
Egypt: 4,988
Ethiopia: 4,988
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 4,943
Ukraine: 4,679
Uzbekistan: 4,368
Russia: 4,103
Kenya: 3,534

Information came from this article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5038915/Trump-Manhattan-terrorist-diversity-visa.html

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

How did RUSSIA and UKRAINE get on this list? Do we see Poland or Lithuania?

It seems to me odd that the only 2 white Christian countries on the list are the same ones which were pumping piles of cash into Washington.

Sue

They're just pissed that someone besides them gets to politicize a tragedy.

Buckeye

It seems to me odd that the only 2 white Christian countries on the list are the same ones which were pumping piles of cash into Washington.

Just minor tweeks during Zero's reign MM.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago

Wouldn't it be great to Repeal the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate in ObamaCare and use those savings for further Tax Cuts.....

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

....for the Middle Class. The House and Senate should consider ASAP as the process of final approval moves along. Push Biggest Tax Cuts EVER

henry

WSJ Poll finds Dems like McCain more than Rs do. Gee, I wonder why? People with broken brains like to stick together perhaps?

The Infamous Ignatz

From memorandum;
"Trump and allies gin up a new culprit for New York terrorist attack: Chuck Schumer"

WePo ever mention Upchuck Schumer ginning up the NRA as a culprit?

From Upchuck;
"I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy."

He ever hesitate politicizing the gun angle of any tragedy?

That Frum, Kristol et al think we should pretend these people aren't far worse than George III ever dreamed of being is beyond me.
They are communists with a patina of the Founders on them. They can't quite openly admit they seek a dictatorship of the proletariat [the proletariat needing their firm guiding hand in DC of course] but does anyone doubt they do?

Extraneus

http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/01/politico-hides-fusion-gps-employment-of-key-source/

From the Politico piece that Mollie Hemmingway slices and dices:

The Wall Street Journal editorial page has in the past been a stern critic of Donald Trump, but in recent days has come under fire for pieces that critics say shift attention away from the president — with many people, including former staffers, left to wonder why.

After having generally avoided Trump’s efforts to de-legitimize democratic institutions, the Journal last week wrote an editorial calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to resign and featured a contributor op-ed Sunday afternoon that said Trump should issue a blanket pardon in the Russian scandal, including of himself.

The Journal has also called for an investigation into Democratic Party collusion with Russia, a conservative talking point in the wake of a Washington Post report that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for some of the opposition research that led to the infamous “dossier” of anti-Trump information – but which made no suggestion of any collusion with Russia.

The former staffers work for Fusion GPS!

Jack is Back!

4th time in a row I left a comment on a thread not knowing a new thread had been published:)

Bringing over my last comment since it is more fake or misrepresented news or in error:

Fake news is sometimes a mistaken news report.

Just now the police commish of NYPD in the ongoing presser claimed that 5 Argentines, 1 German and 2 Americans are the 8 dead. That is patently false.

No Germans were killed but a Belgian woman:

Six of the eight people who died in the attack have been identified as foreign tourists.

Belgian mother-of-two Ann-Laure Decadt was struck from behind by Saipov's truck as she cycled.

She died in hospital shortly afterwards.

The 31-year-old's grieving husband said she was on a trip to the US with her mother and two sisters at the time of the attack.

Marlene

Ha,hubby just a call from the Maine Republican Party asking him to knock on doors Saturday. *snort* Yeah,like that would happen. We're leaving for Florida Friday.

Congrats to Buckeye Jr.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.laweekly.com/news/rose-parade-chooses-hollywood-conservative-as-grand-marshal-8806044?platform=hootsuite

Gary Sinise is seen as "divisive" by critics. Good grief.

Extraneus

Jeff Flake defends Chuck Schumer: 'Gang of Eight' immigration bill ended Diversity Visa Program

“Actually, the Gang of 8, including @SenSchumer, did away with the Diversity Visa Program as part of broader reforms. I know, I was there,” Flake tweeted, responding to Trump on Wednesday. “In fact, had the Senate Gang of 8 bill passed the House, it would have ended the Visa Lottery Program AND increased merit based visas.”
Marlene

*got a call*

Howie Carr was calling Papadop "coffee boy" yesterday. I wonder if he did anything as important as getting coffee.

Appalled

Ext:

That Federalist piece annoyed me because Ms, Hemmingway had some great scoops in it, and buried them in the standard "The Meida is Biased" rhetoric. Maybe she needs sbw to edit her.

The Infamous Ignatz

Yeah, can't be the blind monkey if you have to keep reading about media bias.

Clarice Feldman

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/inspector_clouseau_pounces.html
Attack on the very notion of Special Counsels and these indictments.

The Infamous Ignatz

Yeah, the Gang of 8 proposed dropping 50,000 unvetted furriners getting a green card every year in favor of making many millions of unvetted illegals actual citizens.
Stupid House.

JimNorCal

"Jeff Flake defends Chuck Schumer"

Kinda says it all, right there. Stands up for evil Dems, stands down for common citizens. Got it, Sen Flake.

Threadkiller

I'll be interested in the whole timeline of Chucklehead's SuperLotto. The Poop Scoop points to a House bill that died on the vine while a similar Senate bill went through in 1990.

Since Ass Grabber Bush had to sign the legislation I hope he gets drug into the fray.

Appalled

Iggy:

Who are you going to listen to. The person that tells you stright up, "Hey, that former Wall Street Journal guy they quoted works for Fusion GPS"?

Or the one that goes on "Man, the media sucks man, I mean like, it sucks so many ways, I mean, like you know it sucks, right? Well, I mean it's sucking so bad that there's this former Wall Street Journal guy you know they are talking about, right?. I mean he works for Fusion GPS. They kind of miss that little detail because they suck, man..."

Threadkiller

The Gang of 8 bill never became law so it did away with nothing.

Flake defending Chuck striking out at the plate during the big game: "Fact: He was hitting home runs in practice!"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

Me, too. How many of us even knew this program existed?

What other detrimental programs (and not just in immigration) have been inserted into bills and only the beneficiaries and portions of the bureaucracy even know about them?

If this passed in the 90's it was right when we were dealing with the rise of Islamic terror and the First Gulf War? Why in the heck would we institute a lottery from 3rd World Countries then?

Who benefited?

Threadkiller

New York presser took over the airwaves on local radio. After the fifth minute of First Responder Fellatio I was prepared to shut of the briefing. The Deputy Cheif then broke with the praise for his soon to be 40 year old pensioners and demanded that the civilians need to be more vigilant.

No mention of lawful gun ownership. Just a tirade on "see something, sat something," and wait for the budget busters to roll on scene.

#Heroes

Threadkiller

...say something...

Extraneus

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-01/papa-johns-lashes-out-goodell-slams-nfl-debacle-tumbling-pizza-sales

Dave (in MA)
From the last thread: 'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'
Shemp and Jerry Rivers?
Miss Marple the Deplorable

Dave,

Other nominees include Chris Stirewalt and Dana Perino.

Threadkiller

According to GovTrac this was a Ted Kennedy inspired Lotto.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

In answer to my "Who benefits from the Diversity Lottery law?" question, ChitTown Lurker suggests Silicon Valley, since foreign programmers are cheaper than Americans.

Threadkiller

Chuck was in The House at the time.

Captain Hate

Schmucky drawn like a moth to the tv lights to respond to him putting furriners over the safety of the people who unwisely voted for him.

Sue

OMG, I can't believe I'm about to sort of take up for Geraldo, but he seems to like Trump. I'm thinking Shep for sure. Not sure about the other one. I doubt it's Stirewalt. He is on mostly because of the Russia stuff right now.

Dave (in MA)

http://www.weei.com/blogs/alex-reimer/red-sox-consultant-bill-james-appears-question-validity-kevin-spacey-sexual

Extraneus

Trump's tweet must have hurt pretty bad.

AP "fact checks" it by citing a few facts, but doesn't actually say whether Trump was right or wrong.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/1/ap-fact-check-trump-omits-facts-in-blaming-schumer

Old Lurker

Clarice, if you had a gazillionaire client like Manafort, wouldn't you challenge the SC appointment itself as part of your defense?

Frau Fragezeichen

OT - Happy birthday, Kinky Friedman
...and you are not an "A$$hole from El Paso."

"You uppity women I don't understand

Why you gotta go and try to act like a man,

But before you make your weekly visit to the shrink

You'd better occupy the kitchen, liberate the sink.

Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed

That's what I to my baby said,

Women's liberation is a-going to your head,

Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed."

Extraneus

Wow, I didn't see that Latino Victory Fund ad until now. What scumbags.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/11/latino-victory-fund-caught-with-its-pants-down.php

Sue

The left needs to remember we remember...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1224878/Muslim-father-ran-daughter-westernised-US.html

...who has actually ran over someone.

Extraneus

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/01/wall-street-journal-excoriates-media-for-pro-mueller-pro-fusion-gps-coverage-in-scathing-editorial/

James D.

According to GovTrac this was a Ted Kennedy inspired Lotto.

Wow, that’s a real shock, isn’t it?

Extraneus
The editors said:
So Politico quotes an employee of Fusion to attack The Wall Street Journal for criticizing Fusion. Even better, Mr. Schwartz didn’t tell his readers that Mr. King has worked for Fusion. Mr. Schwartz also failed to point out that Mr. King’s wife, Shailagh Murray, also a former Journal reporter, worked in the Obama White House. Perhaps Mr. Schwartz understands that this kind of political incestuousness is so routine in Washington that even to mention it would get him drummed out of the club.

Did Politico respond?

Yes, with a “clarification” to their story.

“CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this story failed to mention Neil King’s work for Fusion GPS,” the bottom of the story now reads.
BobSikes

Say, doesn't Papadopoulos kind of seem like what Ben Rhodes was before he weaseled into the WH?

narciso

Memorandum is fake news central, this more than mere bias it's malpractice.

Kevlar Kid

Let me get this straight---

every visa lottery winner writes code to the degree of competency needed by the wizards of Silicon Valley, and better than any single American who may be within striking range of possessing that competency level?

Okay. I thought so. So why can't we shred the number let in down by 81% and put a moratorium on "immigration" for 3 years?

Oh. I forgot.

There aren't any American citizens who code up to snuff or who are too far away from being up to snuff that we couldn't produce legions of coders from colleges and universities in the next 3 years.

Don't we give away enough student visas to foot the bill?

Is there any kind of non-governmental body assessing manpower needs for Silicon Valley's needs over the next 10 years? Or is the assumption that the hyperliberal State department is just going to keep hosing us by keeping the barn door open with "coders needed" as the pretense.

Sucks when the Republic's Department of Labor is a hot/outhouse for union interests and fails to project manpower needs for vital industries in the United States.

Instead, employers can rely on Mahmoud and his cousin to give us names of their relatives (and their families) as to which countries can provide the best source of coders (engineers and other specialized disciplines too).

After 20 years of breeding and multiplying in this country, aren't there enough of those families sending their kids to American colleges to major in the disciplines that SV needs?

Or is this a myth that American institutions are failing to graduate adequate numbers?

Someone needs to call this out and reduce the number of work related visas down until those numbers are produced and credible targets are set for institutions to use as recruiting goals for their engineering and science programs, technology programs as well.

That's what we did in the old days. It would work now just fine.

Another Bob

Far be it for me to disagree with Chi-town, but I think it’s the H1B program that Silicon Valley lives on.

IIRC this “diversity program” was a sop to “immigration activists” by creating what amounted to a quota system that favored applicants from countries that had few admitees.

Affirmative action for citizens of s**thole countries.

Kevlar Kid

Oh and yes, I almost forgot, may sand fleas infest the sox and jox of the Dodgers' bullpen tonite.

Extraneus

Lawmakers demand to know why UNL is hostile to conservatives

“Are professors at UNL hostile toward conservative students?” the senators ask, noting that the instructors had surrounded Mullen’s table while “labeling her as a neo-fascist and verbally assaulting her as a ‘Becky,’ a racist term for sexually loose white women.”

The senators then proceed to ask whether university administrators are “warm, welcoming, inviting and transparent towards conservative students,” asserting that Mullen was made to feel “outnumbered and intimidated” when she was asked to meet with four administrators by herself, so much so that she “insisted on bringing her own attorney to the meeting.”

Indeed, the senators wonder whether UNL is even capable of conducting “an honest investigation when a conservative student is involved,” claiming that during the meeting with Mullen, administrators played a video tape that “was mysteriously missing a 10-minute interval when, according to Mullen, Gailey had protested against her with a sign.”

...

The senators conclude with an even sharper question, asking, “Does anyone teach English anymore at UNL?”

The UNL English Department’s website, they point out, states that its core values are “1) Pursuing social justice, 2) Affirming diversity, 3) Engaging with a broad array of real and imagined communities based on empathetic understanding, 4) Fostering a sense of belonging, and 5) Instilling a desire for civic engagement.”

“Strangely missing from these core values are traditional English department words such as ‘classic literature studies,’ ‘writing,’ ‘poetry,’ ‘fiction,’ ‘grammar,’ and ‘novel,’” the senators observe. “Instead, the English department at UNL proudly displays several political posters.”

henry

Rental truck driver known wolf. seems a fixable problem to me.

Kevlar Kid

Hollywood is eating itself. "First they came for the Catholic Church, and I said nada. Then they came for Harvey Weinstein and I said zip. Now they comin' fo me and I'm like wha de fuque?"

That Lefty cultural .50 caliber machine gun has gone on autofeed in its turret and is mowing down its makers indiscriminately.

Couldn't happen to a finer buncha bananas.

Kevlar Kid

Is the Muslim jihadi perpetrating dog still alive?

Another Bob

KK, I’ve been a software engineering manager for 15 years.

I know anecdotes aren’t data, but I can’t say I’ve had a hard time finding indigenous workers.

henry

Ditto on finding local talent for coding.

Kevlar Kid

I've heard the same, AnotherB.

Kevlar Kid

An update on Napa Valley tourism.

http://tinyurl.com/y8txcelj

(From Travel Agent Magazine). good set of links for more in-depth reading at the end of the article.

Dave (in MA)

They announced roughly forty new people at our last quarterly divisional meeting, and two of them didn't have Indian-sounding names. One of the two had a Chinese name.

Kevlar Kid

Anecdotal encouragement.... helps me lower the boil to simmer. ;) Thanks, Dave.

Porchlight

So Trump says Saipov brought in 23 family members since he arrived in 2010.

Deport every last one of them immediately.

Kevlar Kid

I vote "HELL YES!", porch.

Another Bob

What industry Dave (if you don’t mind mentioning)?

matt, deplore me if you must

I guess that distilling Papadopolous would result in oozo, the preferred beverage of the swamp.

I'm here till Thursday, try the veal!

David, Internet Deplorable

Kevlar,

My personal version goes like this: "First, they came for me, and I shot the bastards dead. The End."

David

Extraneus

Obama DHS Interviewed Manhattan Terrorist About Suspected ‘Terror Ties’ — Let Him Walk Free

Of course they did.

GUS

Extraneous, the situation at Nebraska-Lincoln is common. These "Educators" are fascist. And they have power.
A WAR IS COMING.

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

Catsmeat’s bailiwick. Not nice colleagues.

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10077

At doctor’s for my back which gave out last week. No progress.

Beasts of England

'...supporting the iudea...'

Very Latiny, Maguire.

Clarice Feldman

Trump cancels visa lottery:http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/breaking-trump-cancels-diversity-lottery-program-killer-brought-23-family-members/

Waiting for NY's AG to challenge in Manhattan court.

Porchlight

Bring it.

Porchlight

Northam's truck ad in VA is not looking so smart right now.

Clarice Feldman

GATEWAY HEADER MISLEADING--HE JUST CALLED FOR THE PROGRAM TO BE CANCELLED--BET HE GETS THAT.

Extraneus

Need a flash mob at JFK Airport, too.

Dave (in MA)

Another Bob, a software co.

Dave (in MA)

It wasn't looking so smart 2 days ago, Porchlight.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back from running a couple of errands.

Rush on radio saying that Facebook and Twitter and Google testified that most of the Russian ads came AFTER the election and were designed to sow distrust of President Trump and cast doubt on the election.

Testimony in front of a Congressional committee under oath.

Hmmm. The exact OPPOSITE of what we have been told.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back from running a couple of errands.

Rush on radio saying that Facebook and Twitter and Google testified that most of the Russian ads came AFTER the election and were designed to sow distrust of President Trump and cast doubt on the election.

Testimony in front of a Congressional committee under oath.

Hmmm. The exact OPPOSITE of what we have been told.

Porchlight

True, Dave (in MA).

Rewrite: is looking extra stupid today.

Appalled

Meanwhile, at college:

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/how-identity-politics-divided-reed-college-black-lives-matter-free-speech/20417#.WfoRhltSy01

(This one is a bit amazing. Take the time to wade through it)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Sorry for the double post.

GUS

It's utter HORSE SHIT.

Ralph L

claimed he met The Professor prior to joining the campaign and the FBI busted him for lying about the timing.
Is the timing important? Seems like a stretch.

Dave (in MA)

Manafort's charges included money laundering, but doesn't money laundering technically involve moving money around to hide income from illegal activities? Has he been charged with any illegal sources of income, apart from not- or mis-reporting things to the IRS?

Clarice Feldman

Dave, the laundering was to hide his lobbying which he didn't report, I think,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP

BREAKING: NPR News Chief Michael Oreskes says he's resigning following sexual harassment allegations.


James D.

The UNL English Department’s website, they point out, states that its core values are “1) Pursuing social justice, 2) Affirming diversity, 3) Engaging with a broad array of real and imagined communities based on empathetic understanding, 4) Fostering a sense of belonging, and 5) Instilling a desire for civic engagement.”

What on Earth does that mean? What is an "imagined community" and how do you engage with it?

Beasts of England

This is a random accusation, re: Spacey from the Internet, but it captures perfectly how I've always imagined that creep to be.

'So, most likely to flip and throw everyone under the bus is this A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner. He is the one who almost killed several of the boys to the point where his host no longer invited him. Our actor had a preference for tweens who didn't speak English. He didn't want to hear anything they had to say. Probably one of the cruelest people around...'

Who's with me?

James D.

BREAKING: NPR News Chief Michael Oreskes says he's resigning following sexual harassment allegations.

Good.

All these people in Hollywood and the MSM pushed the false "campus rape epidemic" stories that led to kangaroo courts and young (and relatively powerless) men expelled (or worse) based only on (often flimsy or totally unprovable) accusations, and with not even a semblance of due process. They cheered that madness on, and mocked anyone who dared to say that, hey, maybe we should let these young men at least know what they're charged with before wreck their futures.

Well, if that treatment was good enough for dumbass 19 year olds who had regrettable drunken hookups, then it's damn well good enough for highly credentialed professional adults.

Ralph L

Who does the coming scandal fatigue help?
Yes, it's a conspiracy!

henry

Warren. It’s her turn next.

rse

MM-interesting testimony since I just put up several links on my blog showing how what is going on in ed ties to a broader initiative called Behavior Change for Good project that is being funded by the Chan Zuckerburg Initiative.

Google is of course tied through Schmidt to the New America foundation's work. These companies want a revolution without that being noticeable.

Dave (in MA)

BoE,

Heather Unruh‏ @HeatherUnruh  Oct 30
The dominoes are falling. My loved one
will speak when ready. The headline is
#KevinSpacey the #predator- this is not
about him being gay.

Captain Hate

At doctor’s for my back which gave out last week. No progress.

At the other end of the spectrum, after enduring a painful lower back and hips since late July, I came back from the dog park last night with Teddy pain free. It even withstood a mile walk through furry tailed rat infested park trail this morning with a frantically lunging dog.

I knew this day would come; I just didn't know when.

Captain Hate

I'm in, Beasts.

rse

James- a great deal of what goes on in english or history or other social science classes, at the k-12 or higher ed level, has to do with encouraging students to role play what it would have been like to be a person in a given situation. it's all emotion and the brain responds to the role playing as if it was a real situation being confronted. Virtual reality compounds this and is seen as a major virtue of digital learning.

In the real world, for example, there are people like yesterday's killer but the programs in vr will have everyone believing we can live together kumbayah fashion. As an Oxford program in september put it use ed to "encourage attitudes and values that promote peaceful social evolution."

That won't alter the would-be killers but it wil disarm the intended targets.

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