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December 10, 2017

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Thomas Collins

Perhaps in their first two years together, the new Ruth and Gehrig will hit a combined total of 2004 homers, 2004 being a sequence of numerals having great resonance in Yankees lore!

Thomas Collins

Whoops! Make that twenty years together. They're not that good to hit 500 homers in a year!

Tom Bowler

Go Red Sox!

James D.

Great Pieces, Clarice!

henry

I'd watch January baseball in an open stadium in NYC or Boston (on tv in a nice warm bar).

James D.

TC, I don't know what you're talking about.

There was no baseball in 2004. Nothing happened that year.

henry

Almost as much fun as pieces in the morning: state dept pouters upset that Tillerson / Trump make policy instead of them. Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/12/09/u-s-diplomat-resigns-warning-of-state-departments-diminished-role-diplomacy-national-security-tillerson-africa-somalia-south-sudan/

Thomas Collins

Oh, that's right, James D. That season was cancelled!

But seriously, this should spice up the rivalry.

So is it Judge batting second, Stanton third and Gregorius fourth? Or does traditional baseball thought win out and a strikeout machine like Judge wouldn't be put in the second slot?

Extraneus

Ah, nothing like a butt-hurt bureaucrat's resignation letter in the morning.

James D.

Good question, TC. They had Judge hitting second most of last season, so they might continue that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324425204578600230806506440

Peggy Noonan: How to Find Grace After Disgrace

This is actually a good column, outlining what happened to John Prifumo after he stepped down.

To remind everyone how big a scandal that was, I will tell you that I still knew the name "Christine Keeler" without having to be reminded of who she was, all these years later.

Davod

The largest Catholic Church in the USA is now complete. This prepares the way for Pope Francis to release his Little Red Book of Catholicism.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/german-intelligence-warns-increased-chinese-110758885.html

Increased Chinese spying in Europe.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/09/24/obamas-favorite-general-stripped-of-his-security-clearance/

This seems to be pretty important news.

-peter

While the Red Sox fans among us cherish their team's few isolated moments of glory, the flailing Slimes have posted a major hit piece on Trump. It really is something, written in part by disgraced Maggie Haberman.
Among its choice themes is one that Trump is too stupid to understand the constitutional limitations of the office, while remaining completely silent as to his predecessor's utter disregard for same:
Quote:
Mr. Trump’s difficult adjustment to the presidency, people close to him say, is rooted in an unrealistic expectation of its powers, which he had assumed to be more akin to the popular image of imperial command than the sloppy reality of having to coexist with two other branches of government.

His vision of executive leadership was shaped close to home, by experiences with Democratic clubhouse politicians as a young developer in New York. One figure stands out to Mr. Trump: an unnamed party boss — his friends assume he is referring to the legendary Brooklyn fixer Meade Esposito — whom he remembered keeping a baseball bat under his desk to enforce his power. To the adviser who recounted it, the story revealed what Mr. Trump expected being president would be like — ruling by fiat, exacting tribute and cutting back room deals.

end quote--

The article also claims that Trump watches TV 8 hours a day, yada yada. I'm sure our blog master will do a better job of summarizing the article but it really is something. LUN

-peter

and apparently besides watching 8 hours of TV a day, he drinks 12 diet cokes a day.


Miss Marple the Deplorable

peter,

This is ridiculous. From the very first his management style has been to let cabinet secretaries take ownership and handle things themselves, only being given goals. It has been most obvious with the military, in which Mattis was told to defeat ISIS and the details were left up to him.

The general who dropped that MOAB on the Pakistani intelligence installation didn't ask anyone for permission. He just used his own judgement and did it.

Tillerson isn't given detailed instructions. Occasionally he disagrees with the president. They work things out and come to a decision. (That was in an interview Tillerson gave.)

Anyone acting in the manner the NYT describes wouldn't have been supported by Jeff Sessions, a noted constitutionalist. He wouldn't have been able to get Mike Pence to run with him. He wouldn't have gotten Mattis to come out of retirement.

It's interesting that they think having TV on 8 hours a day is a sign of stupidity. I don't think he's watching Wheel of Fortune. He probably has news channels on to see what's being lied about so he can counter it.

Are they inferring that people who watch news channels are stupid? They probably should let CNN know about that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

peter.

HAHA! Just after I posted my comment to you, this popped up on my Twitter feed:

Larry Schweikart‏ @LarrySchweikart
1m1 minute ago

Latest fake news: "Trump watches 8 hours of TV a day"

WE MUST CLONE THIS MAN! IF HE CAN ACHIEVE THIS LEVEL OF SUCCESS IN ESSENTIALLY 2-3 HOURS OF WORK A DAY, WE CAN RAISE HUMAN PRODUCTIVITY BY ASTRONOMICAL LEVELS. HE IS SUPERHUMAN!!!

jimmyk

I asked about a list of MSM faceplants on Trump last night, and sure enough Clarice in her great "Pieces" links to one, though it's only CNN:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/08/7-times-cnn-botched-the-news-in-2017/

I have to believe that's an underestimate, given CNN's 24/7 coverage of "Russia!!" for much of the year. But it's a start.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
14m14 minutes ago

Things are going really well for our economy, a subject the Fake News spends as little time as possible discussing! Stock Market hit another RECORD HIGH, unemployment is now at a 17 year low and companies are coming back into the USA. Really good news, and much more to come!

Janet 🚬

One positive thing about the MFM's never ending Trump hatred is that it knocks off their coverage of other things that they'd normally be amplifying ad nauseam.

Coverage of all the staged 'rage shows' by Muslims because of Jerusalem seems pretty minimal so far.
It's covered, but not nearly as much as the MFM usually would.

Burning American & Israeli flags?
...::yawn::....who cares. When DON'T you do that?

...instead we get NYTimes coverage of President Trump's soft drink consumption & Melania Trump's shoe choices.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
10m10 minutes ago

Getting closer and closer on the Tax Cut Bill. Shaping up even better than projected. House and Senate working very hard and smart. End result will be not only important, but SPECIAL!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.timesofisrael.com/bahrains-king-opposes-arab-boycott-of-israel-jewish-leader-says/

jimmyk

Clarice, in case it hasn't been mentioned, the link to Spengler in your Pieces didn't work.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald Trump Jr.‏Verified account @DonaldJTrumpJr
10m10 minutes ago

The irony of CNN having a show called “Reliable Sources” is laughable to begin with, but especially so this week. #fakenews

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Educating Liberals‏ @Education4Libs
18h18 hours ago

The difference between 3.3% GDP and 1.4% GDP.

https://twitter.com/Education4Libs/status/939582616470216709

(Picture which says it all.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Yossi Gestetner‏Verified account @YossiGestetner
14h14 hours ago

Yossi Gestetner Retweeted Yossi Gestetner

.@NolteNC @DonaldJTrumpJr @DevinNunes The latest story by @adamgoldmanNYT @mattapuzzo essentially confirms that Obama admin spied on Trump’s campaign. Othetwise how did Obama’s IC know of the emails to Hicks? Also, why/how was this illegally leaked to the NYT by former officials?

=========================
Someone opined the other day that Hope Hicks testimony would be used to set further leak traps.

henry

Butt hurt bureaucrats #2: the agency that replaced the GAB is writing a rebuttal sharing it's fiction contest winners as a response to the AG's John Doe report. Why, the top fat cats at the Elections Bureau are esteemed nonpartisans! How dare the public believe evidence proving they are slimy partisan hacks who ignore judicial orders!

https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/ethics-commission-chair-will-provide-clarifications-on-doj-doe-report/

henry

rats

common man

A striking report Henry

Extraneus
Mr. Trump’s difficult adjustment to the presidency, people close to him say, is rooted in an unrealistic expectation of its powers, which he had assumed to be more akin to the popular image of imperial command than the sloppy reality of having to coexist with two other branches of government.

Yeah, yeah. I noticed this in his speech at the rally Friday, talking about the $1.8B in cash we flew into Iran: "Can you believe the presidency has that kind of power? I don't want to ever try it, but can you believe the president can send bushel loads of cash to Iran?"

-peter

more fake news:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/dog-cat-brains-neurons-intelligence-study-spd/

Cats are way smarter than dogs.

Buford Gooch

MM, there is some speculation that that wasn't actually a MOAB, but a "Rod from God".

common man

If someone were to start a cat pogram, I could not rouse myself to a stirring defense of the beasts. Cats really have no good reason to exist. There I said it and feel quite liberated

Tom Maguire
Or does traditional baseball thought win out and a strikeout machine like Judge wouldn't be put in the second slot?

He is both a strikeout machine and a walking wonder. I bat him second because of his high OBP.

Bonus Rookie of Year trivia - folks watching the World Series noticed that Dodger sensation Clay Bellinger had the same out pitch as Judge. To Judge, a righty throws a curve down and away. To Bellinger, the same pitch is in the same spot, but to Bellinger (a lefty) it is down and in. Strike three either way.

Sue

I love we’re already talking baseball. Come on spring!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buford Gooch,

Thanks for bringing that up. I have read the speculation, but used MOAB as that is what most of the headlines said.

In this instance I am not as concerned about the type of weapon as the decision to strike, confident that the CIC had his back.

If it was "Rods from God," in a way it's even more impressive, because it's the use of a new weapon.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

common man,

Sorry you feel that way. I pretty much like all furry critters, even the mice in our house (which seem to have departed since my son moved in with Edgar, his cat). Three dogs here, but they were apparently content to co-exist. Only the cat seems to have sent them elsewhere, although I never saw him catch one.

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."

Janet 🚬

From the front end of the NYTimes article -

"friends suspect"
"according to aides"
"according to interviews with 60 advisors, associates, friends & members of Congress."
"People close to him estimate"
"said Senator Lindsey Graham"
"seems erratic to many veterans of both parties"
"some politicians & pundits lament"
"a staff that has tried to steer him"
"has told associates"
"people close to Mr. Trump said"
"according to people who had spoken with the president"
"White House aides denied"
"Mr. Kelly has told people"
"according to a longtime adviser"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

common man,

I should add that I am the type of person who catches spiders in a cup and takes them outside. This is probably from reading "Charlotte's Web."

Beasts of England

Best Pieces evah, Clarice!!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

I assume that we are seeing the leak trap in operation. Either that or the staff had a bet on which outrageous lie they could get the NYT to believe.

Janet 🚬

By MAGGIE HABERMAN, GLENN THRUSH and PETER BAKER

at the end of the article - "Glenn Thrush contributed to this article before he was suspended pending the result of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior. Matt Apuzzo also contributed reporting."

Maggie - WikiLeaks Outs NYT Maggie Haberman as Clinton Operative

https://www.dailywire.com/news/9834/wikileaks-outs-nyt-maggie-haberman-clinton-john-nolte

Extraneus

He really pissed them off on Friday.

CNN:

Trump's 41 most eye-popping lines from his Pensacola speech

WaPo:

In Florida, Trump banks on economy outweighing his many woes in campaign-style speech

Check out the pic from the 2nd link.

les nessman

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 10, 2017 at 08:28 AM

"...as the investigation into leaks of national security secrets continues."

Where the heck has the reporting been on THIS issue?

Extraneus

Richard Shelby: I want a Republican to win in Alabama 'but I couldn't vote for Roy Moore'

So why not just STFU and don't vote for him then?

Nope.

“I would rather see the Republican win, but I would hope that Republican would be a write-in. I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. I didn't vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

...

“As a Republican, I had to vote Republican and wanted to vote Republican. I understand where the president's coming from,” he said. “I understand we would like to retain that seat in the U.S. Senate. But I tell you what, there's a time, we call it a tipping point, and I think so many accusations, so many cuts, so many drip, drip, drip, when it got to the 14-year-old story ... that was enough for me. I said, 'I can't vote for Roy Moore.'“

...

“The women are believable. I have no reason not to believe them just like the attorney general sessions said,” he said. “He had no reason not to believe the women. They were credible. But I wasn't there. I don't know what happened. But there are a lot of stories there, a lot of smoke. Has to be fire somewhere.”

GUS

Good morning JANE, I've got Steely Dan on right now FM to be exact.
That SALMON was out of this world. Thank you so much. You know, back in the day, right out of under grad, I got a Chef's degree. I worked at a popular downtown restaurant in Milwaukee as Chef and Kitchen manager. Loved the job, hated the pay and the hours. Girlfriend lived in Madison, so it was tough. JOM is so full of BRAINS, that I knew when I asked for a RECIPE, I'd have a little help from my friends. Your RECIPE was purrrrrrrfect. I've been battling bronchitis, and your call was awesome. Let me return the favor anytime!!

Extraneus

He goes on CNN on the final weekend, knowing there's no write-in candidate who can win.

Scumbag.

common man

I have suspected for some time now that the reason for lucifer’s Fall from grace had more than a little to do with cats. When I look a cat in the eyes I am reinforced that evil does in fact exist.

Janet 🚬

New York Times Hires Glenn Thrush After Wikileaks Humiliation

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/12/12/new-york-times-hires-glenn-thrush-wikileaks-humiliation/

"Thrush sends several paragraphs about Hillary’s fundraising operation and leads into the article by admitting, “Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u.” After asking Podesta not to “share or tell anyone I did this,” Thrush seeks Podesta’s approval on the article by saying, “Tell me if I fucked up anything.”"

anonamom

No kneeling at that game yesterday---

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/09/army-navy-games-stunning-national-anthem-rendition-puts-every-kneeling-nfl-player-to-shame/

And Twitter users--it appears the proper terms are HomewreckerMika and SerialAdultererJoe (which is unquestionably factual, unlike InternKiller) if you need to refer to either.

I haven't read Ex's two links, but all week long, all I think of every time I hear NPR's "take" on events is "two different realities." Trump's speech was the single most impressive persuasive speech I have heard in my life.

He was there to get out the vote for Moore, and the hour and seventeen minutes he spoke was a compelling (and convincing) argument as to why a person should vote for an alleged child molester rather than send another D to the Senate .

Captain Hate

Profumo had the misfortune to be banging a working girl during a time when people took security matters more seriously, before Saint JFK and Slick flushed that away. Dame Peggy gets it right on the class he displayed by quietly removing himself from the limelight; I can still remember it from when we could access wsj columns through the Google trick. Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice Davies, who I think died a while back, certainly made the news interesting to boys reaching puberty.

JimNorCal

MissM: "To remind everyone how big a scandal that was, I will tell you that I still knew the name "Christine Keeler" without having to be reminded of who she was, all these years later."

I credit the Magnesium! (Just kidding)

common man

Best sign at game day crowd. My two dads are Naval Academy grads. And a win by Army is bragging rights for a whole year one point or a thousand just win baby

Jane

Thanks Gus, it doesn't sound great from the ingredients but it always is. I made it up, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Jane

Someday maybe I'll give you my recipe for my "world famous cheese".

common man

Wasn’t Haberman described by either Podesta or another donk as a reliable go to? It’s not easy to distinguish yourself in the crowded fiield that is the NYT but Maggie by God stood out. Congratulations

Beasts of England

No static at all!

Marlene

Good Morning! "The Crown" explores the Profumo affair in an episode. The other big scandal of the era was Princess Margaret and her party girl lifestyle. She was a sad case. The Queen should have been prepared for the Diana debacle after dealing with her sister's issues. Whatever you think of the monarchy and the bad actors over the years,Queen Elizabeth is probably the only world leader alive who has so much knowledge of 20th century history and events.

Marlene

common man,is it 40 degrees where you are?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Not sure if this is a major or minor inaccuracy clarice, but the planned parenthood videos were not by Project Veritas but by the The Center for Medical Progress.

Beasts of England

Thanks for that National Anthem link, anonamom!! I'm all tingly...

And as the son of a West Point grad, I have to note that none of the cadets were wearing ear muffs... ;)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

From Pieces;

The nation’s four largest public-sector unions -- the National Education Assn., the American Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- sharply criticized the case, calling it “a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules against everyday working people.”

Through the looking glass, everyday working people being able to choose who they support and where their money goes is rigging the economic rules against them. Compelling them at the force of a gun to contribute to rich labor union bosses is not.

Extraneus

Yay!

Colleges Hire LGBTQ Administrators in Record Numbers

Clarice Feldman

Thanks.

Jimmy a poster noted the link break and I notified the editors. I don't hanfle the publication part so that's all I can do. The remarks on Cimpson and the PV video also got garbled in the process of posting it and I notified them. My point was the people who falsely claimed the OV videos were unfairly edited was generated by simpson of the GPs.

narciso

She was the one that loved podestas rizzotto, hence my description.

henry

Iggy, those groups are still pissed at Walker over right to work. Their memberships collapsed, putting union officials out of work. The Dems here are so screwed without Union cash, they can't find a serious candidate to run for governor. A national victory over those groups would be stunning, provided the Supreme Court rules for the individual rights over the group rights. I'm never sure where Kennedy is on these things.

narciso

Yes it was center for medical progress. But still great pieces.

Jack is Back!

Did you know that TK is double-dipping as an advice counselor? Has his own column.

Extraneus

Jimmy asked if there was a comprehensive fake news list. Here's from honest lefty Greenwald's latest, where he hits CNN, CBS and others over the recent one and links his own prior pieces on the subject:

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/yet-another-major-russia-story-falls-apart-is-skepticism-permissible-yet/

https://theintercept.com/2017/06/27/cnn-journalists-resign-latest-example-of-media-recklessness-on-the-russia-threat/


Clarice Feldman

Apologize for the more than usual typos today--I'm too old I guess for multi-tasking that I used to handle easily.

JimNorCal

Don Surber lists things people trust more than CNN.
If you're on Twitter you can add your own!
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/12/lets-play-100000-pyramid.html?m=1
"Breastmilk from Caitlyn Jenner."

Many more

-peter

JOM is so full of BRAINS

So true, Gus, so true.

Terrific pieces, today Clarice.

and thanks to all for pointing out how compromised Maggie Haberman and Glenn "I guess I'm a hack now" Thrush are.

GUS

Richard Shelby:
I want the REPUBLICANS to win in Alabama, but because I want DEAD BABIES and the DEMOCRATS to win moreso, I voted for JONES. I'm a dumb fuck.

But the MFM will like me if I ride the COMMIE TRAIN.

GUS

Clarice, shhhhhhhh, come 'ere. I've got this "STUFF" that might help you. It's called MAGNESIUM. C'mon girl, take a little taste.......EVERYBODY'S doing it.

Davod

That's Dead Black Babies

JimNorCal

Yeah, GUS, I want to know the extent of kk's investments in the Magnesium supplement industry! :) :)

Clarice Feldman

Gus, I am taking it.

GUS

Hey JimNorCal, loved your overnight posts.
Kev owns a MAGNESIUM MINE in Canada. Well, he "owned" on. It was called MAGNESIUM ONE......

You know the rest of the story.

GUS

I am too Clarice. If mine doesn't start getting results...(whatever that means), I'm going to need a good attorney, to sue Kev.

Do you know of anyone I can hire Clarice!!!

henry

I look at the additives to livestock feeds, the book "To Serve Man," and the magnesium supplements and I wonder. Shut up and take your zinc? OK intergalactic being, I will.

James D.

At the hospital with my mom - she had trouble breathing so they sent her to the ER last night.

I understand now why “elder abuse” and “granny dumping” happens. If I were one of the hospital staff unlucky enough to be assigned to her, I’d be sorely tempted to put something toxic into her IV jury to shut her up.

GUS

God Bless her James, and I know EXACTLY what you mean. MY MOTHER TERRORIZED the HOSPITAL.

DebinGA

NEA numbers spiked because their teacher liability coverage was worth the $20 annual fee. No way a majority supports the NEA's political stances outside blue hells imo.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TRUMP News 24/7‏ @MichaelDelauzon
56s56 seconds ago

UPDATE: President Trump golfing today in West Palm Beach with @LindseyGrahamSC. @RajShah45 to discuss tax cut bill and military funding provision in Govt Funding bill.
======================================
Raj Shah is the Deputy Press Secretary.

DebinGA

Ugh, Been there, done that, James. Getting mom on the right anxiety medication took several tries but made all the difference.

Janet 🚬

Colleges Hire LGBTQ Administrators

That is another thing to get rid of in government bureaucracies (local, state, & fed)...all the nonsense positions.
green nonsense
sex/gender nonsense
race nonsense

Cut off leftist money supply lines & get back to core, legitimate functions.

Janet 🚬

I know EXACTLY what you mean.

Me too.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-prototype-testing-20171207-story.html

They have begun testing climbing capabilities on the border wall prototypes.

GUS

Janet, LGBTQ is the new POW WOW affirmative action.
I'm shocked. SHOCKED I TELL YOU, that the Neeeeeeling Football Losers, nfl, hasn't demanded a couple TRANNY linebackers or sideline spokesmodels.
Maybe Michael Sam could use some work too.

sbw

Getting mom on the right anxiety medication took several tries

Mine contains magnesium.

Clarice Feldman

Gus, between my husband fussing with his CPAP and my cat jumping all over me inthe middle of he night, my usually deep sleep was getting disturbed. After I started taking magnesium, the house could collapse around me and I'd still sleep thru the night. So I'm not suing KK.

Janet 🚬

& to go along with shutting down the positions...stop all the contracts to leftist orgs/businesses that come in to teach about the mandatory nonsense.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Janet @ 11:59 has the answer to lowering costs in the education field. Probably cut the costs of a degree by 50% without any effect what so ever on learning good things.
--

GUS

Just kidding Clarice, it's helped me too.

GUS

MAN U 1- MAN CITY 1 Half time, both goals scored after 40'

Beasts of England

While my prediction of a comfortable Moore victory holds true, the dems are pulling out all the stops to rally the vote for Jones. Last night in Huntsville, Jason Isbell held a well-attended concert/rally at a local music hall. My FB page is lit up with photos and tags for Jones. Wow.

JimNorCal

Thanks, GUS, "Magnesium One". Too funny!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Just to be clear, my note on the PP video was not a criticism of today's Pieces, clarice.
Excellent, as always.

Beasts of England

My current banner ad is for 'free confidential HIV and STD testing'. Please tell me someone else here is getting that same ad...

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