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November 05, 2017

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Bubarooni

Numero Uno!

JimNorCal

Another no-NFL week for me!
But I think next week is a biggie. Veteran's Day NFL Boycott weekend, I believe. Probably a good time to choose an NFL sponsor and avoid their products for the weekend, at least.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

AFP news agency‏Verified account @AFP

#BREAKING Saudis say bank accounts of those arrested in corruption crackdown to be frozen

Ralph L

You just know they have money and diamonds stashed all over the world.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ralph,

Yes, they probably do. However, MOVING that money is going to be very difficult.

Hardest hit:

Twitter
Clinton Foundation
Muslim Brotherhood

ALSO!!!! Rumors continue on Twitter and 4chan that Tony Podesta turned himself in and John Podesta was arrested. I keep looking for a firm story but nothing yet.

Poul

"Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation"

Appears to relate to Turkey and has nothing to do with Russia. That bogus FISA warrant sure came in handy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-has-enough-evidence-bring-charges-flynn-investigation-n817666

JimNorCal

OL last thread: "(Reagan) handed over the country with a rejuvenated military, a Soviet Union in ruins, and with National Debt of $2.5T. All of that has been reversed by Clinton, Bushes and Obama ..."

From time to time I see criticisms of RR such as:
1) Immigration amnesty
2) Choose Bush as VP
3) unable to rein in spending

I give the man enormous credit, though. As I recall, he faced both houses of Congress controlled by Dems and a Repub Party that was far from supportive. And, most of all, the culture was dispirited. I consider his accomplishments as pretty much obtained by the the force of his personality against strong headwinds.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Every week has been an NFL bye week this year.
As John McLaughlin used to say, bye bye.

Captain Hate

Reagan wasn't perfect but I'm one so called purist who won't bitch about anything he did.

Ralph L

both houses of Congress controlled by Dems
He brought in a Repub Senate until 1986, but we know what that means--Leader Dole pushed SS tax increase in 1982.
There were enough conservative Southern Dems and moderate NE Repubs in the House to get income tax cuts and military spending through.

Buckeye

Enjoy your special day Frederick!

Buckeye

Clarice, nice job.

Buckeye

Can you imagine Trump's DoJ and FBI arresting Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet the DNC execuitve committee and all the Obama holdovers so Don Jr. would have a easier path to succeed him?

No, but we can dream, at least about the arrests:)

Captain Hate

Even though Reagan was not GOPe, he was also a successful governor of a large lib state which probably restrained the obdurate pushback by the Kristol types.

Buckeye

so Beasts, curious minds want to know.

Are you busy sweeping and restocking the bar this morning?

Big crowd for the 'Bama game?

Frau Festina Lente

Those were the days -

" Whenever the press quits abusng me I know I'm in the wrong pew. I don't mind it because when they throw bricks at me--I'm a pretty good shot myself and I usually throw 'em back at 'em."
Harry S. Truman 22 Feb 1958

Frau Festina Lente

C's Pieces article was full of fire and fun.

Hillary! and the Hindenburg as a dynamic duo or twin devils of destruction?
A difficult choice.

Jack is Back!

All:

Reception today. Confirmation is tomorrow between 4 and 7PM. Over 60 Confirmandii at the Basilica. That's a large class of 13-14 y.o.'s for one small parish on the south fork of Long Island.

Texas Liberty Gal

re:Henry & Ol's comments about the Repubs tax bill. Rush was furious about it on Friday - descibed it as an "Infuriating Suck-Up to Democrat Class-Warfare Economics". There also is a hidden 46% tax on certain rich people in the bill. Very discouraging

Ralph L

Every congresscritter knows they have to pass something, anything, so everything gets thrown in. Will we do any better after the 2018 election?

Ralph L

CH, if you haven't read P Noonan's first book about the Reagan WH, you should. I think it was her book that went into the differences between the "Movement" people and the GOPe.

henry

Will we do any better after the 2018 election?

Lucy holding, will Charlie Brown kick the football?

glasater

Remember how GHW Bush was hammered relentlessly over choosing Dan Quayle as his VP running mate? Quayle couldn't catch a break on anything he said or did. That horrid behavior toward Bush and of course hammering Reagan over the Bork SCOTUS nomination was what turned me into extremely disliking the D party. And think of it..that's when the Ds were supposedly reasonable!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Since Frau showed up I have to ask WTH is a Cher-merman or whatever term you used a thread or two ago?

anonamom

Second to the last bottle of 1989 Lynch Bages going down.
I LOVE it

Lyle--what's a good $15 replacement?? ;-)

Texas Liberty Gal

Antifa protests in Austin were a bust!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/antifa-activists-overwhelmed-huge-trump-supporter-contingent-austin-texas-forced-flee-park-video/

Beasts of England

Good morning, Buckeye!! Do you really think I have all the requisite skills to sweep floors? I'm flattered... ;)

Beasts of England

Oops, yes - a yuge crowd for the game! We did ~$4,300 yesterday - 40/60 food/beverage split - and that's a good bit more than I expected.

Ralph L

More food or less drink?

anonamom

KK, cathy f--Go Irish!!

Dillon, KK. My oldest. To his grandfather's utter delight.

Clarice Feldman

Iggy, I think Frau was funning on German

Thomas Collins

Here's a great article to bring in the 1:00 pm NFL games today:

https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/11/vin-scully-will-never-watch-another-nfl-game/

maryrose

I agree Go Irish!
But no one will beat Alabama.
Clemson game was great yesterday as was the Okie slugfest.

jimmyk

You may think you had a good week, but Justin Verlander got a WS ring and married Kate Upton.

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/11/04/260703116/justin-verlander-and-kate-upton-married-in-italy

James D.

Good work Beasts! That’s a nice days haul.

Jane - not "in"

So I haven't figured out what is going on in Saudi Arabia, who started it, what side they are on, and why. Can anyone fill me in?

Beasts of England

Thanks, James D.!! More in drinks than food, Ralph - but we sold a lot of (really) good food.

Beasts of England

I heard the other day someone saying that Verlander was 'pretty good at life'. I think he's in the sweet spot, JimmyK.

Kevlar Kid

I'e erased my memory banks of the Mante Teo debacle against Alabama in our second-ever post season matchup.

Going back to 1973 Sugar when #3 undefeated untied Irish smashed Bear Bryant's Tide. That year we had an incredible freshman class--- Al Hunter at halfback (they called em that back then) Luther Bradley at safety, Willie Fry at defensive end....and our senior linebacking corps: Gary Potempa, Greg Collins, Drew Mahalic--- one of the best of all-time. Tim Rudnick at the strong safety... Mike Fanning at OT went on to have a great career with the Rams....

We were great that year.

Let's see. Let's see what the 'Cauns will do against them in the championship this time around.

I think an all SEC championship is underwhelming.

Saw some of the LSU - Bama game yesterday. LSU looked like a college team. Shame on them. ;)

For the record: I don't *hate* Alabama. I *hate* the frickin DODGERS!

Anonamom--- what dorm? what major?

Threadkiller

I guess Upton is now cleared to put on all the weight she has fought to keep off.

Kevlar Kid

JOMbreros! Kev Christmas Holidays announcement.... Mrs. Kid and I will be in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs 12-26 thru New Years Day. If you happen to be going to the desert for the holidays, then please let me know!

Buckeye

Good morning, Buckeye!! Do you really think I have all the requisite skills to sweep floors? I'm flattered... ;)

Well, you know a bidness owners has to wear a lot of hats!

Besides, rumor has it you are fast on the uptake, so I am guessing you'll figure out which end of the broom to grab:)

Kevlar Kid

Beastie! Nice goin'... do you guys take Krugerrands? ;)

henry

Church shooting in TX. Shooter dead. 16 victims.

Captain Hate

Wait, Beasts has a restaurant/bar? Is there a website?

Captain Hate

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/05/mass-shooting-reported-at-sutherland-springs-church-in-texas.html

Tom  Bowler

Markets: Looking at terrorism as a lucratve business.

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/riveting-harpoon-tells-story-financial-war-terrorism/

The UN exists to resolve international conflict, so it's no surprise that the UN has managed to keep the Palestinians and Israelis in a state of conflict for generations. Job security.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jane,

As near as I can figure out, the Crown Prince has disabled the other faction in the kingdom. These seem to be people who oppose reform and modernization, and who coincidentally funded a lot of destabilizing things in the Middle East AND the Clinton Foundation. One is Prince Walid who gave $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, owns a huge share of Citibank and Twitter, and also owns the top 4 floors of the Mandalay Hotel i Vegas.

I do not think this is coincidental, myself, as their bank accounts have been frozen, keeping them from funding anything in the US and Jared Kushner was there last week.

matt, deplore me if you must

I learned from a friend in the business that a lot of these shady characters keep large yachts around the world moving from one haven port to another loaded with assets, so that they can escape if necessary to someplace from which they cannot be extradited.

Especially prominent were the Russian oligarchs, as Putin is wont to seize their assets if they get out of line.

What's a few hundred million when you're talkin billions, after all?

Beasts of England

The liquor license is in my name or I'd give you its name, Captain. We don't have a website, and - to be honest - I'm not sure if the girls have done a FB page or not. Obviously I don't have a marketing degree. :)

Beasts of England

You'll be glad to know that my spreadsheet has a column for 'foreign currency', Kev - you're set. Come on down!!

henry

Now at 24 dead in TX Church. Terrible.

Kevlar Kid

Beastie..... you may not know this but Mrs. Kid and I are travel agents. We like creating off-the-beaten-path getaway packages.

Was thinkin' (ruh roh!)... set up a travel package to your city featuring a great hotel or two, some great restaurants---- and your place....

what city?

Sue

The church’s FB page shows this is a white congregation.

Jane - not "in"

Thanks MM. I'm assuming it's a coup and Trump was in on it.

JimNorCal

Beasts, who cares about websites or FB pages? The key questions are:
1) is there a JOM discount?
2) who has your email addr if we are in the area?

All teasing aside, best of luck in the venture!

Sue

They aren’t releasing the dead sudpect’s name. Today is the 8th anniversary of the Ft. Hood shooting.

daddy

I hope when Trump meets Putin next week he makes a point of loudly saying to Vlad that he won’t be more flexible after the Election.

Ralph L

Jane, I thought you were standing against the coup!
Was it the hijab that blindsided you?

Frau La Bonne Table

Iggy, you asked for it.
Just a joke on "Germans," said with a German accent and embellished. Cher-mans would have been enough.
Germans do not naturally have a soft "g" sound. Jungle ends up written Dschungel. Americans should not make fun of accents, heh, but I grew up in the age of utter unPCdom. Radio programs, later TV, could have a hit based on a Jewish Yiddish-speaking family in Brooklyn. "Yoo hoo, Mrs. Goldboig!"

For a full flavor of German accent fun visit Ludwig Bemelmans, restaurateur and creator of Madeline books, as he recalls Otto Brauhaus, manager of the Hotel Splendide (aka Ritz-Carlson)in his:

"Gotdemn it, Cheeses Greisd, every time I see a friend of mine, he's dead."

Brauhaus had a sign in his office: "Don't worry, it won't last, nothing does." Of course, he worried.


Ralph L

Who's burning a Catholic martyr/traitor today?

Sue

They are now say 27 dead. The congregation is about 50.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

What some claim is the first rock and roll tune;
Rocket 88 by Ike Turner & company.
Coincidentally today is ol' Ike's birthday. Would have been 86.
Too bad his talent is overshadowed by mainly being known for thumpin Tina now and then, although she apparently gave as good as she got.

Jack is Back!

Will never catch up. Doing all the prep for our party. Chef and bartender show up at 4. My French BIL (from the Pomerol wine family) is going down to the basement and our wine seller to pick out which wines we will be serving. I plan on opening the 2005 Imperial of Pontet-Canet which was Mrs. JiB and mine wedding wine.

Frederick and his sponsor are at the parish hall for his rehearsal. Big day for him. He appreciated all the best wishes from the JOM den.

Beasts, are you in Decatur? Last time I was there, in the mid-80's, there were some very nice bar/restaurants with some outstanding looking young ladies as bartenders.

Sue

http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/mobile/id6702

>>>BREAKING: Aircraft carrying government officials, including a prince, crashes in Saudi Arabia <<<

Jack is Back!

....wine cellar....damn fingers and autocorrect.....

Sue

Hmmm, it was more interesting when I thought you were selling wine in your basement.

Jane - not "in"

Ralph,

I'm okay with Saudi coups as long as they are not against Trump.

Jack is Back!

That chopper is down in Asir next door to Yemen. I do not believe in coincidences. Bet it was shot down. Easy to hide out in that godforsaken place.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The helicopter crash seems to have been a copter carrying the son of the FORMER crown prince (the one who was shoved aside when the current young guy was named).

The crash was south of Riyadh, so I am wondering if it was shot down by Saudis while they were trying to escape to another place, like Qatar.

Sue

Didn’t I hear yesterday that Saudi Arabia shot down a missle fired from Yemen?

Beasts of England

I didn't know that, Kev. As much as I love Guntersville, unless you have a boat, it's impressively boring. We do have two excellent restaurants (mine is not in that category) and no hotels outside the low-end chains. If you get a request for a bass getaway, this is ground zero for sure.

Hey Jim - I'm slowly migrating to this email address, but only check it once or twice per week: batcanalytic at yahoo dot com. Yuge JOM discounts are always in effect. :)

Beasts of England

Fifty miles to the east of there, Jack. Decatur always has some lovelies - one of my top three is a native...

Jack is Back!

Clarification. The southern border of Asir province meets Yemen's northern border. Very mountainous area of Saudi Arabia. But Asir itself is further north inland from the Red Sea.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 13m13 minutes ago

May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.

Kevlar Kid

Stuck on stupid... more madness from Minnesota where an unidentified individual posted a sign saying "It's okay to be white."

The publicized fallout from black students goes like this (according to College Man Kid quoting one of his suite mates at Macalester in St. Paul): "It shows there is still a lot of hate in the world."

Quite a failing among the SJW student affairs professionals who are letting this teachable reachable moment slip away.

I'm not aiming to reignite the conversation from several nights ago re the question "What does it mean to be white?"

I'm pointing out that the faculty and staffs on college campuses nationwide are brainwashed as they elevate the "hate" angle by saying *NOTHING* that would elevate the dialogue (do they still have those on college campuses anymore or is it all "shut it down!" Antifa style brouhaha?)

There are three camps, at least, among "white" students--- the ashamed, the angry, and the WGARA (who gives a rat's ass?) camps.

Then, there are the "trained" ambassadors among the student body who've been given scripted conflict resolution and empathic listening strategies to "engage" students in hopes that escalating tensions can be defused.

But that stuff seldom has any lasting effect.

One final observation: the poster was put up by a race-baiting SJW who might be white, who might not be white. But there has to be gasoline poured on the embers to keep the tension trending upward.

Why do I say this? #BLM showed the country where the escalating tension ultimately leads. SOMEONE needs blood to spill on the college campuses and ignite an all-out conflagration.

ANTIFA failed to get the job done with their Berkeley sham when they were met with force by pro-Trump patriots. And their national regime change antics fizzled.

There is but one card left to play.

College crisis management teams, administrators, diversity councils, student affairs staffs, faculty leaders---- y'all need to get busy addressing the question that is begging to be asked: "What does it mean to be white?"

Shine some light on it. Take the power out of "white" as being some kind of racial allegation. Light in this case is reason--- reason is a disinfectant. The grownups on campus need to stop cowering in front of the neo-marxist, anarco-fascisti hucksters who are on the college payroll.

Time to sac up and take away the institutional logistical and financial support for the "resistance" movement..... the same way that federal bureaucrats need to root out the "anti-Trump" Obama loyalists.

Infection is such a great metaphor in all of this. My surgeon was explaining how he had to "debride" the bone of the vertebrae, spine, and connected ribs to eradicate the infectious abcess.

Colleges, universities, government institutions,ngo's, public school districts, PTAs, civic organizations.... are all infected. The anti-biotic needed is thorough and informed re-examination of the assumptions being bandied about which establish the racial lines Americans are actively, passively, consciously or unconsciously rallying around.

If the campuses ignite, POTUS is going to have one helluva battle on his hands. Why? Because local governments are chicken shit. Local law enforcement is easily overwhelmed and national guardsman will be woefully inept in handling the violence on a large scale.

Of course, POTUS will be blamed for all of it.

The Deep State needs the campuses to erupt.

There is precious little time left to elevate the discourse and rally around true dialogue, and the principles thereof.

That is a tick tock I'd like to see a Savage or a Levin pick up on. But they, like so many intelligent Americans are so angry about this ridiculous conundrum over "what it means to be white" that they cannot be of any constructive use at such a critical time.

I paid my dues in that area of public life from 1981-1995. It cost me everything I worked for from 1973 to 1995. I was blacklisted for trying to elevate the dialogue and address the real crisis---- as opposed to creating a fashionable, trendy, SJW cottage industry that led to today's lucrative identity politics consulting industry.

It's why I won't throw my hat in the ring and do anything public. I do spend a significant amount of time counseling local kids from the high school and those who are in college re how to be effective in today's environment.

There is precious little new leadership emerging as far as I can tell, as far as my contacts can see at their respective institutions. They are all on the verge of retirement.

I'm preparing a letter to POTUS, Ivanka, and AG Sessions. Perhaps it will get read.

That's all I gotta say.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/11/is-it-ok-to-be-white.php

anonamom

I read this is the first rock n roll song

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fat_Man_(song)

anonamom

Predates Ike's song by a year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIz1cPfTRW4

daddy

Which one of you assholes, or was it the Horde, has had me misspelling Brazile because it was close to "Braille" in spelling?

Spelling is overrated, Capt!

Kevlar Kid

Beastie-- what state are you in? I mean that in a residential sense. LOL

Neo

Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them, like Russians will
Now we’ve got all this room, we’ve even got the moon
And I hear the U.S.S.R. will be open soon
As vacation land for lawyers in love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxyjA-CaPYY

Jack is Back!

Upon expert advice and much reflection, we have decided to start with 3 magnums:

A 2001 Chateau La Conseillante - Pomerol

A 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan - Pomerol (My BIL's family)

A 1998 Chateau Beauregard - Pomerol

Keep the Imperial in reserve for tomorrow or another ocassion.

Salut!

Kevlar Kid

So, JiB, if you were going to speculate as to the wine created from water for the wedding feast at Cana, what do you think it was?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--One final observation: the poster was put up by a race-baiting SJW who might be white, who might not be white.--

Do we know that?
Seems there are a lot of them going up nationwide which doesn't prove who put them up but it would not surprise me that a great many white students being told it's not ok for them to be white would like others to know they think it is.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Someday, if you can tell it publicly I'd be interested in the story of what you said and/or did to get blacklisted, Kev.

anonamom

KK--I'm telling you--being white means NOT A THING to most white people.
Like blue eyes v brown eyes v green. Freckles, no freckles. Red hair, brown hair, blond hair, grey hair.
Most people do NOT give a flying f&*k about skin color.
Like, don't give it a second's thought, for years on end.
Certainly isn't something they identify with, or by.

It may be really, really hard to believe, but that is the case.

Not saying it's not seen, but honest to God--have been judging people on the content of their character my entire life, not the color of their skin--until the recent endless identity politics bullshit. Now, I wonder if it's Ok to say "good morning" first to my black coworkers, or should I wait for them to address me first?

Kevlar Kid

No Ig, there isn't anybody who's been caught.

But it's been a consistent trend in case after case since the 80s where inflammatory incidents such as nooses placed on dormitory doors, spraypainted swastikas etc were perped either by white SJW or militant students of color pushing for "change".


In what I just wrote I am speculating that it was LIKELY a SJW who is fanning embers. I'll own it as my speculation. But I've seen this kind of stuff up close and personal.

We'll see.

And even if it turns out to be some Billy Peanut Butter naive soul or a rogue social service type from the campus counseling center, by way of alternative possibilities as to whodunnit, it has the same impact of fanning embers--- the motive would be different.

But who cares about motive in this dangerous game?

Intent. Impact. Won't matter. *IF* there is ignition it won't matter one whit.

Clarice Feldman

KK, fake hae crimes on campus are a super way to get out of exams.

Kevlar Kid

Seen that many times, Clarice. Spot on. I've heard presidential elections are good for that too.
;)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

This link from the Powerline story indicates the theme is a "proof of concept" experiment originating on 4chan that posting something so seemingly innocuous [or anodyne, as the PL guy put it] would create a prog SJW backlash, proving that they don't think it's ok to be white.
Mission accomplished.

Kevlar Kid

Was flippin channels today. Not watching NFL. But as I was passing through CBS there was a commercial sponsored by the NFL Players Association with cameo testimonials by active players thanking vets for service in the name of freedom and the United States.

Too little too late? I don't know. But it must have taken at least a vote as to whether the commercial would get made, #1, and #2 that it would get released once made. Player dues were probably used to finance it.

So, is the commercial a way for players caught in the middle between wanting to support fellow players who protest and who want to support veterans and liberty in the USA?

The players appearing in the ad (Delanie Walker of the Titans was the only player I remember seeing in the ad...it was the last 20 seconds I saw) definitely are taking a stand by being in it.

It seemed significant that the NFLPA produced it.

Frau Doof bleib doof

It's OK to be white = divisive
It's not OK to be white = inclusive

I'm trying to figure this out.

Ralph L

Hahvahd Crimson says it was a 4chan group:
Stickers at law school

anonamom

Geez, that WGBH link IG posted above could have been produced by The Onion.

Or filed under How We Got Trump.

mockmook

Only an idiot would conflate this with hate crimes.

daddy

Frau,

After reading Clarice last night I came upon this odd comic on Schleswig-Holstein history. They may have that German accent business you mention down pat. Feel free to explain it if you care to.

Sue

People are getting a sermon today interviewing Southern Baptists.

Buckeye

I've been listening Sue. Any outlet other than Fox?

Sue

I’m watching local.

Sue

Or I was. I’m watching the Cowboys now.

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