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January 20, 2018

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matt - deplore me if you must

primiero!

Bubarooni

Curses,!

sbw

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Rats! Third! And I had such a good opening paragraph.

daddy

Female Reporter asks Mike Mulvaney "How long will this shutdown last?"

I am amazed at the Media's continuing stupidity.

Now she is asking "Why should Democrats trust the President?"

daddy

CNN's Acosta: "How does the White House feel having a shutdown on the one year anniversary of the Inauguration?"

Clarice Feldman

Is it true you have to really flunk an Iq test to become a reporter?

daddy

Mulvaney says the trick of using previously sequestered funds at different agencies, like he is doing at the CFPB Agency, will be used to try to keep various Federal Agencies open, and he continually points out that that is 180 degrees different than how the Obama Administration acted.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I find it instructive to see this briefing with Mulvaney, because it confirms that THEY ARE THE ENEMY!

sbw

CNN's Acosta: "How does the White House feel having a shutdown on the one year anniversary of the Inauguration?"

Sorry for the Democrats who forced it.

henry

flunk an IQ test?

You have to lose the pencil up your nose and eat an eraser.

daddy

it confirms that THEY ARE THE ENEMY!

Yep.

maryrose

Glad that President Trump is currently Commander in Chief , Jim Acosta and your drunk as a skunk candidate is somewhere swilling down a bottle of wine.
That is how we feel!

Captain Hate

Trump has pulled immigration negotiations off the table until the shutdown is over. How's his ass taste, Schmucky? Same for you, Graham and Flake?

Ralph L

it was like the first time I heard the song 40 years ago.
Sure it wasn't lip-synced?

In DACA, how do they prove they were brought here years ago? What prevents chain migration?

My solution for anchor babies is to deport the parents when they try to get a birth certificate. They can take the baby with them.

-peter

the echoes of my mother's voice telling me to go outside, the sunshine is good for you are playing in my cerebellum

Jack is Back!

Surprised Major Garrett didn't raise the question about the vending machine.

Mulvaney is sharp. Knows his stuff as does Short. This is a democrat problem, not the POTUS. His "being called an arsonist in 2013" remark was the stinger.

I think Schoomer and the Dems are boxed in. The chutzpah of Schoomer inserting a new demand to bailout the union pension funds at a cost of $60 billion will not sit well given those unions represent less than 10% of all workers. Most are government unions in big blue states like Zippy's Illinois.

Plus Trump is pulling every rabbit out of the hat to keep essential services and attractions open albeit without maintenance.

Captain Hate

Egg McMuffin can go to latter day Hell, too; with his buddies Kristol and Hayes and their Gas Chamber open border quislings.

Ralph L

First response to Scarborough:
Does someone interrupt you the entire song? If not, I'm not interested.

It was weird driving around with the sunroof open and snow on the ground.

henry

$60 billion won't come close to the underfunding in govt Union pensions. Chuckie and little Dicky know that.

Marlene

The White House reporters need a remedial lesson in civics. Maybe Schoolhouse Rock?
That would be about their IQ level.

maryrose

JIB:
I like how President Trump, Mulvaney, and Zinke are handling this.
Dems appear petulant and small.
Only military gets back pay after shutdown concludes.
So far federal workers have suffered no consequences after a shutdown.
Maybe if they do this time Dems won’t be so quick to pull that trigger.

Jack is Back!

Will endorse TM and -peter's weather reports. It is spring-like in Southampton with temps topped out at 48F, a little breeze, and calm seas. The Ferrari and Bentley convertibles all have their tops down.

Frederick studying for his mid-terms that start tomorrow. I need some great Ancient History questions if you got them to see if he is ready. You can include China, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and India:)

For you ski race enthusiasts, The Hahmenkam is on NBCsn. I will never forget the downhill Franz Klammer skied in the 1976 Olympics. Greatest downhill racer ever. Watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYj9kIxAL_o

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I like no one getting back pay except the military.

Next week those government workers will start to howl at the democrats. HA!

Captain Hate

I gave Kristol a bonus of a full year to come to his senses and like a petulent child he refused to give up his new best buddy pal, Egg. So now he gets treated like a particularly bratty numbnuts. Game over, Billy Boy.

I'm glad my real life children were smart enough not to cross that line.

DebinGA

I doubt Jan-Feb is peak National Park visit season. Ditto DC. I like "the memo" currently hovering in the background striking fear in BOzobot hearts. I'd be thrilled to see scout troops volunteering for trash pick up at parks, community choirs/bands performing patriotic music at National Monuments across America, thank-a-serviceperson brigades at airports/outside bases, churches "adopting" serving military families for help/support, etc.

Captain Hate

Lots of snow and ice melting in NE Ahia today.

daddy on iPad

Catsmeat,

Do we know what Jane Austen drank? I assume that if she did drink it was probably a glass of sherry or something like that, but I'd love to know if any Victorian women drank beer, or was that simply a male thing in that age.

I know that sailors drank madiera wines and rum, so I know my fav Darwin was drinking that in college and then as a shipmate, but in later years he always kept a cask of beer on hand to dole out to the laborers on his estate in Kent. And the book I mentioned earlier on the Cholera epidemic went into a long discussion of how Tea so captured the Brits, because the process of boiling the water and some ingredients in the tea were excellent at preventing waterborne diseases, as alcohol had done previously and as coffee supposedly did later. i always wondered why Tea caught on so big, since I can take it or leave it, but now knowing that there was a general awareness that it was a healthy alternative to dirty water and the negative side effects of spirits, it makes sense to me the Brit's falling in love with the drink. Happen this second to be imbibing at the Eagle, a drinking establishment of some sort since at least the late 1500's, though under a diferent name back then.

Jack is Back!

Those are great ideas, Deb. Send them to the WH. Really.

Talk about heart fear. Imagine if millions of Americans start showing up with brooms and mops at all the parks and monument restrooms:) And all the scouts doing all the jobs the Dems don't want anyone to do.

Clarice Feldman

I loved the scene in Avalon where the great grandfather refuses to drink water because it's unhealthy. I think my maternal great grandfather followed the same rule when he immigrated here from Lithuania.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

USAA has stepped up to the plate with zero interest loans for service members if they miss any pay.

https://communities.usaa.com/t5/USAA-News/USAA-to-Help-Members-in-Event-of-Government-Shutdown/ba-p/159635

Clarice Feldman

Even though they'll be getting back pay some military families will be very pinched..if you know any try to lend a hand.

DebinGA

Regency beverages .. Wonder how ice for lemonade was accomplished prior to refrigeration?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Why yes, daddy, we DO know what Jane Austen drank!

https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/04/19/regency-drinks-jane-austen-food-cooker/

Catsmeat

Daddy, she definitely drank--wine, or fortified wines, but not "spirits"--not daily, but on special occasions or at dinners or balls (balls actually always had a late, to our mind very late, dinner attached). She thought young men in cups were ridiculous, but had nothing against drink per se.

Victorian ladies would not drink beer except in extremis. Sherry, wine in serious moderation--yes, really, as above with Austen. The lower classes, women included, drank a lot of gin. It was quite cheap, as were oysters (until late in the century when the old oyster beds along the American coats were over-oystered).

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Tell them to answer the damn phone. Tried calling to order you a pint but no answer.

JimNorCal

I think if this was a Blue Movement in a Red state we'd all have heard about it from the MSM. There's also a New California group which I think is more centered in eastern CA.

Clarice Feldman

USAA is offering short term interest free loans to military members. They point out that only military members are guaranteed back pay. Let's see the non-essential bureaucracy squirm. https://www.military.com/.../usaa-will-cover-pay-delayed...

Jack is Back!

Beat Feuz of Switzerland leader at the Hahmenkam. Not a Klammer but pretty good skiing.

Ralph L

I remember the odd restorative glass of wine in her novels but not much about meals. Fresh fruits of the season at Pemberly. Cake for children.

Hard cider is still a cheap lower class drink in the North.

Clarice Feldman

Deb in the northern states in the US--the ice was sawn off frozen lakes and stored well insulated in the ground in ice houses..They still do that in some places.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Retweeted Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson):

The most noticeable effect of "govt. shutdown" so far? Congress is working on a weekend.

Jack is Back!

Same in England during Austen times, Clarice.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is Secretary Mattis writing to the troops about the shutdown:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DT_dGVGW0AAF7kF.jpg:large

Buckeye

If you know the Columbus radio market, you know Corby. On right after Rush. Quintessential "regular guy".

He will be missed.

https://610wtvn.iheart.com/content/2018-01-20-610-wtvns-john-corby-passes-at-61/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

When I was a kid we had a cabin in northern Wisconsin (Lake County, which henry and GUS will know) and it had no electricity or indoor plumbing.

One of the rituals we did every year when we got there was to go to the ice house in Lakewood and buy a big block of ice (cut from the lakes) for our icebox, which was a true icebox. I still remember the blocks buried in sawdust for insulation to keep them from melting.

lurkersusie

Schemer shutdown.

Byron York
@ByronYork
For those who note that Senate could pass government funding bill without subjecting it to 60-vote standard, if it chose. Yes, it could. Sen. McConnell asked to take up bill without 60-vote threshold. Sen. Schumer objected.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

More fascinating stuff, this time about food and meals:

https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/family-dinners-regency-style/

matt - deplore me if you must

Steady as she goes. Hold the line. I know our nation can count on you.

James Mattis

Every town used to have an ice house and cold storage. I imagine the cold storage is still there under different names( WalMart, Kroger, etc).

matt - deplore me if you must

Don't worry. The snow and ice will be back in a day or two.

Momto2

I remember reading that they stored the ice in sawdust (for some reason) and they had ice wagons that would deliver to those able to afford it. I have my g.grandmother's "ice box" (refrigerator) which had a place for a block of ice and a drain for the melted water to run out.

My grandmother (her daughter) was a big believer in chipped ice for certain ailments. Upset stomach remedy was chipped ice with fresh lemon juice and salt. The chipped ice was not the same as the crushed ice our machines make today. It was made with an ice pick and was more like thin shards of ice. Slowly eating the lemon/ice/salt concoction with a baby spoon would soon make it all better!

matt - deplore me if you must

I guess all the wimmen in the pussy hats today didn't get the memo. More outcry from the bleaters is expected.

Momto2

Sen. McConnell asked to take up bill without 60-vote threshold. Sen. Schumer objected.

Well of course he did!

Clarice Feldman

Mom, I'm so old I remember we had an icebox and in the summer we'd run after the ice wagons and the ice men would give us some chips to cool off with.

Jack is Back!

Thanks, matt,

We are hoping you get nothing but fires, mudslides and torrential rains. How's that feel?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

See my post to Clarice. I have actually seen the ice stored in sawdust! (Easily available in Wisconsin, whose lumber industry was still going great guns when I was a kid).

Clarice Feldman

We once stayed at a fishing camp in Northwest Maine which Teddy Roosevelt had frequented (decades earlier) and they still hauled ice off the lake and stored it in their ice house and used it for summer guests drinks.

Marlene

The Thompson Ice House in South Bristol,Maine holds an annual ice harvest. This year it will be held on Feb.18. The ice is saved to use at an ice cream social in July.

Buckeye

When I was 4-5 our milkman delivered using a horse drawn wagon which was basically an big ice chest on wheels.

We chased after him in the summer too, Clarice:)

maryrose

Clarice:
I thought our family we’re the only ones chasing the ice truck!
I remember even now how refreshing that chunk of ice was in the heat of summer.
Peter:
Every single day my mother would shoo all the kids outside to play in all kinds of weather.In the summer,
We were out there until 9;00pm .
I loved playing outdoors.

henry

Rain tomorrow. Snow Monday. Meanwhile about 50 and sunny out. Very long lines at the car wash, so I'll park outside tomorrow.

James D.

The White House reporters need a remedial lesson in civics.

They need remedial lessons in a lot of areas.

sammy small

CNN's Acosta: "How does the White House feel having a shutdown on the one year anniversary of the Inauguration?"

Like the Democrats showed up at a party and yelled "FIRE!"

Ralph L

When I was very young, there was an ice factory across the street from my g-grandmother's/aunt's hotel. Don't know who still bought blocks in the 60's.

Before I redid my house, it had a 1922 niche for the frig so heat would be in the porch. Massive termite damage below it and nowhere else.

daddy on iPad

An OT I hope you will enjoy.

Last night I woke about 1 AM over here and hit the Hotel bar that was luckily still open. Bumped in to two ladies chatting with another guy who I found out later was a pilot with my company. The gals were fun and as I was on my computer 2 stools over, somewhere a conversation question had them asking me if I was American and seeing if I could place their accents in the States. I couldn't, but I told them I knew they weren't from the south. They weren't but they both said they currently lived in Memphis, so obviously that lead to my question, "You guys by chance work for the company?"

Bingo! The answer was "Yes"and I discovered they were 2 of our professional Flight Dispatchers, the gals that do all the fuel planning and routing and making the corrections for all the mechanical problems etc for each and every flight. When I mentioned my name, they both instantly knew me! "Captain Daddy!!!" Big fun ensued. The brunette nearest me was Sue, and she has been one of my bestest buddies now for a decade😀 She's probably worked me on 200 flights, so I call her regularly before launch discussing weather and alternates and turbulence and gas etc, and we have had a very fun rapport for ages. Cute middle aged gal from Minnesota, father a Northwest pilot, so we had a ball talking about flights snd Memphis and everything you could imagine, and it was so much fun discussing the particulars of the business with somebody who understands it so well, plus airing grievances at the incompetents who drive us crazy, and especially being able to add a face to somebody you've really enjoyed texting from the plane for so long. They monitor us via a SatCom text system on all flights and we can chat via a minimal keyboard and discuss weather or mechanicsl problems that crop up, and Sue is one of the ones that does it with flair and with fun, and never tries to lead you into a situation of minimal gas or crappy alternates. She sees it from our side of the house and that is so valuable to us.

For your info, before launch every single flight has to be co-released per the FAA, by 2 individuals---the Flight Dispatcher, and the Captain flying the jet. So we are a team together, and as you go thru this business you find out who the good ones are and who sux. Sue rocks! So I wound up buying her and her buddy as much alcohol as thanks that they could handle. Big big fun.

Our dispatchers are required once a year to fly an international flight to see the experience from the pilot side of the house, and this year these 2 had jumped onboard a 777 Memphis to Stansted, and the company put them up in hotel rooms for a 3 day layover, and I was glad to hear that the 777 crew had treated 'em proper. They had closed down the Anchor Pub and closed down the Eagle Pub, and toured the colleges, and met Issac Newton and Chuck Darwin, and done the Kings College Chapel etc, and today, even though it was ugly weather, they had toured the WW2 Aviation Museum at Duxford and loved it. I just left the hotel and bumped into them checking out of the Hotel to head back to Memphis on the 777 and I jokingly tried hard to convince Sue to hang out another night and them come with us to Paris for more fun, but they had to get back. Anyhow, what a delight to meet such a good buddy. That's as much totally unexpected fun as I've had in ages.

sammy small

7-11's were started by the Southland Ice Corporation in Dallas back in the early 1900's.

Threadkiller

What is the vending machine question, JIB?

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I was going to buy you all a drink but the Eagle won't answer the phone.

Extraneus

I used to live on a pond at the bottom of which supposedly lies (lays? lay?) a team of horses and the ice wagon they were pulling before they broke through the ice in the early 1900s. Not sure about the driver.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

That is great! I think it is a similar feeling to how I felt when I met you, ChiTown Lurker, sbw, Captain Hate, etc.

It is so great to put a face with a name!

Jack is Back!

TK,

Garrett posted a photo of the vending machine in the WH press room empty of products.

daddy on iPad

Jack,

Here's 3 questions for Frederick he may enjoy.

1) Who was the Pontifix Maximus of Rome in 44 BC? Answer: Julius Caesar. He had been elected to the position of Chief Priest of Rome as a young man, which besides making him sacrosanct IIRC, gave him control over many things but of great value specifically, the Calendar of Rome. Caesar ultimately adopted the Egyptian Calendar based on a Solar year after meeting their chief Astronomer thru Clepoatra. I think his name was Sostris or something close.

2) Starting with Caesar, can he name the julio/claudian emperors in order? If we count Julisu Caesar ther are 6, bit 8 won't name them to spoil JOMer's giesses.

3) Does Frederick know the meaning of Alexander the Greats deathbed words, "Let the Funeral Games Begin," and of the 24 Greek Generals who went to war after his death, can he name the 4 victorious ones who wound up dividing Alexanders Empire between themselves.

Extraneus

Twitter Accuses Account Created in July 2017 of Spreading Russian Propaganda During the 2016 Election

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

We were supposed to feel sympathy because the vending machines in the White House were empty, and supposed to think that the President was being petty.

All I thought was , "Ha, ha, serves you right!"

maryrose

Daddy:
It really is a small world.
Someone you have been talking to for years is now a new friend.

daddy on iPad

I loved the scene in Avalon where the great grandfather refuses to drink water because it's unhealthy.

Clarice, that is so interesting, and reminds me how for granted I took the drinking of clean water as something mankind hadn't struggled with for eons. I recall as a kid enjoying going to Grandad's farm in Goochland and drinking the water from the pump that had a metallic taste in it from minerals like iron I think. Our tap water in Coastal Carolina was nothing to crow about and my Mom always complained about it, but she was totally in love with our Anchorage water when she'd come up to visit since it is so pure and cold.

Clarice Feldman

Daddy, you always have such fun filled adventures!

Captain Hate

Twitter got so busted in Ext's 4:40. It's hard to not underestimate those dumbasses.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

When we used to go to Wisconsin we drank water hand-pumped from an outside well. Best water I ever tasted, as I think it came from an underground spring.

My dad always had contempt for "city water" which is what we have now. (Water pumped from the reservoir and run through various treatment regimes.)

sbw

JiB, if the test includes Greece, why was Socrates executed?

Official reason: Corrupting the youth.

Real reason: Asking who owns an education: the government or the individual?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-nm0vQwO5c

Hardball ad!

Captain Hate

Most well water I drank growing up had the iron taste daddy was talking about. But there was a local spring that was tapped and people would fill jugs from (the EPA would be horrified) that tasted great.

DebinGA

Love your stories, daddy. Hope you're a diarist as your adventures would be a bestseller.

Jack is Back!

Thanks, guys. Excellent questions. I know he knows a couple of them since he talks about Caesar and Alexander a lot. Plus he is taking Latin this year and reading some Cicero already.

daddy on iPad

daddy, Tell them to answer the damn phone. Tried calling to order you a pint but no answer.

LOL, JiB!😁

Captain Hate

HuffingChoads is calling this the Shithole Shutdown. As a Horde member said, they misspelled Shithead.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

DebinGA is right. At leat archive your posts.

Then you could write "Travels with Daddy."

lurkersusie

Interesting

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
DEVELOPING: Fusion GPS co-founder Simpson is STILL actively investigating Trump for Russian ties but REFUSES to name his new client (Special Counsel MUELLER's office?) and Democrats are trying to block Republicans from confirming the identify of his new client (b/c it's MUELLER?)

Plus

Did Putin’s pawns help assemble the Trump-smearing dossier? | New York Post

https://nypost.com/2018/01/18/did-putins-pawns-help-assemble-the-trump-smearing-dossier/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/president-trump-op-ed-a-year-of-real-change/article/2646561

Momto2

Very impressive!! Time lapse of the March for Life in D.C.

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

henry

Now I'm seeing tweets where the memo will be released in "19+ Congressional Work Days."

How many days a week does Congress "work"? 2.5 unless on vacation?

What if Congress works on something else such as "National Toe Fungus Day" that is higher priority (to them)?

Lucy holding the football as always. Sessions can nap undisturbed.

maryrose

Lurkersusie:
Great posts! Thank you.

maryrose

Henry:
I feel the same way.
What are they waiting for.
I hate that Dems get time to plan their defensive arguments.
When is the last time we caught them off guard other than President Trump’s election?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Chad Pergram
‏Verified account @ChadPergram
11m11 minutes ago

Intel Cmte chair Nunes meets w/Gowdy & Goodlatte. Discussed ways to possibily release the FISA memo. Says Cmte could vote to release memo
===============================

This is from the Fox Congressional reporter.

Jack is Back!

Well, if they want to force Schoomer's hand then release the Memo. He has nothing to hide behind then.

DebinGA

House Intel Cmmt is +4 Rs.

Catsmeat

Bonus question for Frederick--can he trace the fortunes of Israel through the Graeco-Roman period, up to 70 AD, relative to the various empires who threatened and sometimes subjugated it?

Clarice Feldman

The Hill"Gutierrez folds on the wall.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Liz Cheney
‏Verified account @Liz_Cheney
2m2 minutes ago

Right now Democrats in the House are objecting to Republicans quoting Schumer and Pelosi. Democrats say the words are “disparaging.” No surprise they don’t want American people reminded what Schumer and Pelosi have said, but games need to stop. #FundtheTroops #SchumerShutdown

DebinGA

I don't understand the basis for contesting the wall. Kicking law-abiding illegals out is one thing, but stopping illegal swarms coming in?

Jack is Back!

Ooh, now getting into A.P. Latin and history there, catsmeat. But if anyone can answer it Frederick can, I think:)

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