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April 27, 2018

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clarice feldman

It's the LAT, not the Chicago Tribune that's sitting on the Khaladi tapes.

Captain Hate

The Mexico City Times reverting to the full Duranty mode? Is Slim even aware of who that gringo was?

JM Hanes

JiB:

Not sure dogs have to be related to engage in that kind of teasing. My late in-laws had two Labrador Retreivers, Inky a well muscled older dog, with a large square jaw and Charlie, an energetic adolescent version of same. We were lounging outside on the patio one day, when every few minutes, for no discernible reason, Charlie would start barking like crazy and running frantic circles around the older dog, who was just lying contentedly in the grass, with his chin on his paws. This went on for some time until I happened to glance that way at the very moment Inky turned his head toward Charlie and opened his mouth -- to expose a bright, fluorescent green tennis ball. He then clamped it shut again, and resumed his casual air. His jaws were so big, you couldn't even see the ball, when his mouth was closed. Charlie went nuts every time.

Another Bob

Big layoffs at RedState and Townhall today.

Trump curse?

Eye Doctor

LAT is owned by the Tribune Corp.

Jane

I'm a very good deputy!

"It sounds creepy to me, Jane." Me too. I had mine done and it was boring as hell. Now I will probably be arrested.

JM Hanes

Captain:

Those folks are so far gone, it's even too late for a self-awareness intervention. It would take gene therapy.

Captain Hate

RG,

Thanks for the explanation on the Mueller bill but you'll pardon me if I express skepticism over anything the pre MAGA party of stoopid does when they play these types of games, which usually blow up in their faces.

Btw I'm 100% in agreement on soccer which I first felt was being force fed to us uncultured Americans when I was in the seventh grade.

Porchlight

Zing

Jack Posobiec ‏@JackPosobiec

How long before a federal judge in Hawaii orders the Korean War must continue

5:44 AM - 27 Apr 2018

JM Hanes

Thanks for the leads Eye Doctor. I'll try to nail down some more specifics. Every once in a while I regret throwing out my stack of Fitz/Libby files.

Porchlight

Big layoffs at RedState and Townhall today.

Trump curse?

I would say yes, only the answer is more direct. It just ain't smart to be NeverTrump, from a business perspective or any other.

Porchlight

but Kevin Williamson though....okay, let's go with Trump Curse

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Big layoffs at RedState and Townhall today.

Related to the Steyn column Clarice posted the other day and the turdbucket that welched on paying his lawsuit.


https://www.steynonline.com/8597/crtv-vs-steyn-the-verdict

Captain Hate

Big layoffs at RedState and Townhall today.

Trump curse?

Patterico and Erickson hardest hit.

Captain Hate

Regarding Steph's Steyn link, I haven't heard Levin utter a peep about any of that since I read the earlier link a few days ago.

Captain Hate

Parables of the Horde:

My sense is that Comey, having touched the tarbaby, has recognized that he can't get loose. He seems to have adopted a full-on Clinton playbook. Rather than retreating into the shadows, he's using the cooperative media quislings to generate a public image of the victim/hero.

I mean it's worked wonderfully for Bill and Hillary, and they are manifestly guilty of massive corruption/crime. It certainly explains the absolute blitz of media appearances, 'book' tour, and etc.

Consider:

From Bill: "I didn't have sex with that woman"
Comey: "I didn't leak anything."

Hillary: "I've lost the Whitewater records"
Comey (via FBI cronies): "We've lost the text messages"

Hillary: "I've never heard of Craig Livingstone"
Comey: "Peter Strzok? I don't really know the guy."

Bill: Appears clutching Bible, after Monica deal.
Comey: Abruptly begins publicly quoting the Bible

Hillary: "VRWC"
Comey: "The Republicans paid for it, as far as I know"

Hillary: "I've published a book, and I'm going on a book (and media circus) tour."
Comey: "I've published a book, and I'm going on a book (and media circus) tour."

etc., etc.

Up soon: "At this point, what does it matter?"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 27, 2018 09:16 AM (NL+DJ)

Eye Doctor

Comey know to much to be thrown under the bus.

lyle

Parlor game.

AP at HotAir (I know) links to some lefty saying the MFM would be orgasming if Zippy had midwifed a Korean peace deal. (Agreed.) But then AP goes on to say, “righty media would tearing Obama a new poop chute if he had agreed to meet with Kim.”

So the parlor guessing game is: would it have? Would this board have?

Eye Doctor

The fact that Obama's visit would be followed by pallets of cash should figure into the equation.

lyle

As little as I thought and still think the fraud prez 44, I still believe I could set my partisanship aside to grudgingly tip my hat to a first step to what would be an agonizingly long Korean unification process. But could I? I truly don’t know.

But, lucky for me, I don’t have to!

Still an interesting thought experiment, yes?

lyle

Good point, ED. Any other takers?

henry

righty media would tearing Obama a new poop chute if he had agreed to meet with Kim

He had 8 years to do so, but was too busy spying on American citizens, press, Congress, and Presidential candidates. Plus looting the treasury in his spare time.

I'd tell AP to stick it where the sun doesn't shine, but I believe they are into that.

exdemocrat

swampy to eleventy: http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/27/confirmed-former-feinstein-staffer-hired-fusion-gps-christopher-steele/

Porchlight

“righty media would tearing Obama a new poop chute if he had agreed to meet with Kim.”

Yes, because it was Obama, and he's retarded, and always has the enemy's interests at heart.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Is the Swamp smaller or less pppulated now?

exdemocrat

hah https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/989944336212086784

Eye Doctor

No,but every day more Americans are starting to realize the importance of draining the swamp.

Old Lurker

NOBODY wants RG to be right on all 60 counts than me.

That's a lot of troop movement to keep secret from the Swamp.

Finally, just who does RG think he is that he plans to be away without a proper vote from us, and I think JOM rules require a super majority for the time period he announced.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

RG,

Best of luck with getting a book done! And please check in with us every week or two so that we know you are ok. I will miss you being here every day.

narciso79

Yes that was the fellow behind the 'torture' report,

Captain Hate

AP with such insight on what the "righty media" does.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Hosta dug and in plastic bags n my car. Digging those suckers in Indiana clay is no small feat. However, my friend Linda has a swell thing called a Spear Spade which really works great. I may ask for one for mother's day. Here it is:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YZ4VPQ/ref=asc_df_B071YZ4VPQ5454666/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B071YZ4VPQ&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198092200243&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7495558866194225098&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016153&hvtargid=pla-351511483103

Cut through those clumps of roots really easily and went right into the clay. Highly recommend if you do a lot of gardening.

Captain Hate

Would this board have?

I gave the JEF a chance to live up to his campaign promises but he turned out to be much worse than McRINO assured us he'd be.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Meadows
‏Verified account @RepMarkMeadows
5h5 hours ago

The Intel Committee Report is out--the committee found "no evidence" of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

There's "no evidence" because it didn't happen--the "collusion" case was empty from day 1. It is time for Mueller to end this

narciso79

They used black felt 'pillows' all moved the document. Now if they were serious they would a discrete c notation.

Porchlight

Is this thing on?

Another Bob

Brokaw responds with self pity at being targeted as he targeted so many, attacks Vester, and finishes with a “that’s not who I am”.

SMH

Marlene

Good afternoon! I hope RG checks in on JOM often.
MM,I have hosta roots that have followed me from the northern Maine house to the cabin in the woods. In fact,they are still covered with a blanket of snow. :( I'm going to move them where they can get more sun, as soon as the SNOW MELTS!
I had to laugh today because I went to the local hardware/farm supply store to get dog food. The sign in front of the store says... "Hooray! The chicks are here!" Yeah,I'm back in rural Maine. :)

Captain Hate

Brokaw has needed to STFU and GTFO for a long time.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Marlene,

That takes me back to my childhood. My grandpa had a 40-acre farm that was largely pastureland, so he used to get quail chicks every couple of years.

And then, of course, there was the year my dad got Rhode Island Red chicks, which we raised until he quit doing gardening. All descended from the original ones. Boy, those roosters were mean!

Frau Rechtsverdreherin

From exdems @ 2:50

As The Federalist first reported in February, Jones previously worked as a senior intelligence staffer for Feinstein, who currently serves as the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is currently investigating Fusion GPS. In that capacity, she violated committee precedent by unilaterally releasing a transcript of the testimony of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson without disclosing that a top former staffer of hers was directing the firm’s efforts during the Judiciary committee’s investigation.

That seems so strange at the time. Feinstein said she *had* to do it!

exdemocrat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=572&v=xL6IRZQYuC4

Sundance notes that in this address (from 09:00 on), "Not only does Kim Jong-un commit to a fully denuclearized Korean peninsular, but also the ending of all hostilities; the end of the Korean war; and stunningly the process to begin entering a phase for a completely unified North and South Korea."

Wretchard has been saying for a while that unification was inevitable after denuclearization.

exdemocrat

"That seems so strange at the time." i agree, Frau.

Sedition funded by big money from CA and NY? Soros and Steyer?

Porchlight

Archive of the Wiki page for the Korean conflict:

http://archive.is/TVKtL

It will probably be edited many more times.

Davod

"...and stunningly the process to begin entering a phase for a completely unified North and South Korea."

Yes. But as a communist totalitarian state or as a democracy.

henry

Add Patrick Meehan R-PA to the resigning sex harassment crew. (CNBC)

Frau Massenmord

DiFi gets no love currently. I bet, this will be the first year she does not go to the San Diego border area to announce the invasion from the south must stop.

Accept but verify territory: Kim Jong-un has committed yuuuuuge crimes against humanity. It's going to take a lot of self-control to see past that to an acceptable solution to an international problem.

Half-brother Kim Jong Nam could not be reached for comment.

Porchlight

NeverTrumper, too, henry.

Bye.

Frau Massenmord

That's the question at the core, Davod. Not only a scorpion, Kim is a crazy one.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Davod,

I saw Sundance thought that perhaps the Kim family would be installed as sort of a figurehead royal family, like the Japanese emperor or Queen Elizabeth, while the government itself would be a republic.

It's up to the Koreans, of course. And that is just one person's opinion.

Porchlight

Accept but verify territory: Kim Jong-un has committed yuuuuuge crimes against humanity. It's going to take a lot of self-control to see past that to an acceptable solution to an international problem.

True, Frau. Long road. But the first step must be to neutralize the immediate threat to everyone else.

clarice feldman

http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/27/donors-50-million-steele-fusion-gps/

Davod

Frau.

I just hit on the solution.

Korea stays a democracy but Kim is made president for life with a one million man presidential guard which includes his own air force and navy.

Frau Massenmord

Indeed, Porch. I saw that some SoKo politicians had already been alarmed at the contact. It is easy to image what living that close to a dictatorial maniac can do for your peace of mind. There's no dose of magnesium large enough to keep Kim out of your nightmares.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

"But as a communist totalitarian state or as a democracy."

That's the key. Unified ... but as what?

Frau Massenmord

Davod - one million *female* presidential guard.

and


FIFY


GUS

Frau, didn't Feinstein say she had a COLD that caused her to leak the info???

Frau Massenmord

COLD FEET, GUS!

GUS

Davod, those guns look SCARY.....EEEEEEK.

Un's FLYING HEAD SCISSORS GUARD.

DrJ

Dunno, Frau -- there's a lot of daikon ashi in that top photo...

Davod

Gus.

Xenia Onatopp taught them all they need to know about legs.

exdemocrat

some choice Trumpism's from the co-presser with Merkel (courtesy of CBS):

"I'll be watching people that failed so badly over the last 25 years explaining to me how to make a deal with North Korea, I get a big, big kick out of that."

...

In a meeting with Merkel before lunch, Mr. Trump said he doesn't think Kim is "playing," although other administrations were "played like a fiddle" because the U.S. had different leaders.

...

Mr. Trump addressed Iran and the deal in general terms. He did not say whether he has decided to stay in the deal.

"We must ensure that this murderous regime does not even get close to a nuclear weapon," Mr. Trump said.

The president declined to say whether he would consider using military force in Iran, if necessary.

"I don't talk about whether or not I'd use military force ... but I can tell you this, they will not be doing nuclear weapons ... you can bank on it," the president said.

Extraneus

Dianne Feinstein's Explanations for Releasing Trump-Russia Testimony Are Bizarre and Alarming

FEINSTEIN says she’s sorry to Grassley for not giving him a headsup about the release of the Fusion GPS transcript. “I meant to tell him, and I didn’t have a chance to tell him, and that concerns me,” she told us. “I just got pressured, and I didn’t do it.”

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 10, 2018

A sitting U.S. senator was “pressured” to do this? By whom? That’s a pretty alarming admission, no? CNN’s Manu Raju followed up, and Feinstein recanted the remark about being pressured. And her office tried to clean it up even more later:

That’s not all. Feinstein also told NBC yesterday her decision, with potentially serious legal and national security ramifications, was regrettable in part because of a “bad cold”:

Feinstein to @MariannaNBCNews RE: releasing the Glenn Simpson transcript: "The one regret I have is that I should have spoke with Senator Grassley before. And I don't make an excuse but I've had a bad cold and maybe that slowed down my mental facilities a little bit."

— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 10, 2018

But wait, there’s more! She was asked about her “pressured” comment again today, and she denied ever saying it:

Just asked Feinstein about her comment yesterday about being "pressured" to release the Simpson transcript.

"I made no statement to that effect," she said.

Me: but there are recordings of you saying you felt pressured

"I don't believe there are. I don't believe I said that."

— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) January 11, 2018

I don’t know what’s going on here, but even the most charitable explanations for Feinstein’s behavior are deeply concerning.
JohnH

Very nice lunch today with Henry, Gus and ChiTown Lurker. Good to see old faces and to finally meet Gus. And no, he doesn’t talk in CAPs. It is good to see in practice people with differing opinions agreeing to disagree. Some of you all must have felt your ears burning though.

Frau Rettich

Dr Jot - part of the Musi, Gaudi, Radi axis?

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

FB won't let me share that Federalist link about Feinstein. I get this message - "Action Blocked

Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it's spam. Please try a different post.
If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us know."

How odd is that!

Extraneus

http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/27/confirmed-former-feinstein-staffer-hired-fusion-gps-christopher-steele/

Extraneus

Was it the same link, Janet? If so, try it again. Let's see if it's just you.

DrJ

Frau, I don't think so. "Daikon ashi" means "turnip (or radish) legs" in Japanese. I learned the term in HI, where it is local slang used to describe in unflattering terms the shape of certain women's legs.

Rocco

RG

C

28) All this stuff about #UraniumOne we're now just finding out?

It's been known for a while, here's one from the NYT's three years ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?_r=0

James D.

Off to see Infinity War. I only hope my upset stomach (go By on a week now) will hold out for 2 hours and 40 minutes!

Frau Rettich

I got it, DrJ - just having fun with the WWII axis and Bavarian Oktoberfest motto. The color of the legs in the photo matches a daikon.

Ext - someone made DiFi release the info and then lie about it. She is not senile. Pelosi gets that prize along with Maxine Waters.

DrJ

Frau, your connection was too subtle for me!

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

That is the article...

Now...I tried to post it just as a comment & get this:

This content is no longer available
The content you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

FB doesn't want that article linked!!

henry

JohnH is correct, fun lunch! Falafel and pita, haven't had either in 40 years.

I guess the mall will soon be an empty center aisle (Sears closed at on end, Boston Store going bk at the other) surrounded by dining options. I wonder what that does to the food court? (Last time I was in the mall was to get a pair of jeans at Sears).

henry

Janet, let us know when the error message says "you are not of the body" so we can sik Shatner on FB's data center.

Extraneus

Ext - someone made DiFi release the info and then lie about it. She is not senile.

Who would have that kind of juice besides Obama? Not Hillary.

Is Obama pulling the strings behind the coup attempt?

Who's the real Meester Big?

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

A FB friend linked this - https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/11/dianne-feinstein-partially-blames-bad-cold-for-rel/

Sen. Dianne Feinstein partially blames ‘bad cold’ for release of Glenn Simpson’s testimony

Extraneus

Ooops, didn't realize you were talking about Facebook.

Jane

"Some of you all must have felt your ears burning though."

That is true anytime there is a meet-up I suspect!

Facile liar.

Note 'mental facilities' instead of 'mental faculties'.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Okay I shared it...

I could share it from the Federalists FB page.
That was weird. It wouldn't accept it from their website.

clarice feldman

Here's the January order DJT signed/ See any names here that are related to the conspiracy?
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-involved-serious-human-rights-abuse-corruption/

Extraneus

German chancellor Angela Merkel hit by vicious poster campaign showing her in a NAZI uniform beside Hitler and attacking car giant Volkswagen

A group of street artists is objecting to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's U.S. visit with posters depicting her as a Hitler-friendly monkey executioner whose immigration policies, they say, have imported a sexual-assault crime wave from the Middle East.

The art guerrillas, known as the Art Wing Conspiracy, plastered a neighborhood near Los Angeles overnight with posters critical of the Volkswagen corporation and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is meeting with President Donald Trump this afternoon.

(Click to enlarge.)

JimNorCal

"Big layoffs at RedState and Townhall today.
Trump curse?"

Is Townhall a never Trump site? Or just RS

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Brokaw responds with self pity at being targeted as he targeted so many, attacks Vester, and finishes with a “that’s not who I am”.


It IS ODD how he says she had "no distinctive credentials". What does that mean? She's not as famous as he is?
He also describes Vester as - "As a private citizen who married a wealthy man...". What does that have to do with anything?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5666167/Tom-Brokaw-says-ambushed-woman-grudge-no-distinctive-credentials.html

Porchlight

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch sure is shilling all over The_Donald these days.

Love what they do, but I'm frankly amazed at the self-promotion. He posts his own photo on each thread. And they are frequently stickied (in green at the top of the front page).

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/8ffeac/new_judicial_watch_update_latest_reactions_to/

Threadkiller

http://patterico.com/2018/04/27/mass-firing-of-trump-critics-at-redstate-including-yours-truly/

LOL

henry

Fame has odd effects on people.

Gentlejim


"Some of you all must have felt your ears burning though."

My right butt cheek itched for a bit this afternoon. Is that the same thing?

:)

narciso79

Well pi all remember culture 11, the new majority, aka the frum forum, and of course joyners place is stark raving mad.

Porchlight

Yippee! Texas voter ID restored:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/27/appeals-court-restores-texas-voter-id-law/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push

narciso79

So I pondered how the heroes would fare against thanos I even suggested one possible result, that would be logical in light of the arc of the series.

Another Bob

Janet, what that means is Brokaw considers Vester no-class, and therefore not worth your consideration.

He should be strung up for that alone.

lyle

I think I speak for many of us JOMerz in hopes that this power lunch solved the continuing Ledge/Verandah Conundrum. Any hints as to who might have been the virtual Alexander The Great who sliced our Gordian Knot?

No?

Oh, well. I still have my bet placed on best guitar solo...😎

henry

On the RedState kerfluffle, is there any reporting with numbers? I see lots of grumbling and accusations from fired people, but no context. Things that would help:

How many paid writers at RedState pre firing?
Split between pro and anti Trump?
How many fired?
Were the fired really all anti Trump?

If they had 15 writers of which 2 were pro Trump, and fired 5 anti Trump, nothing is lost.

If they had 15 writers of which 8 were pro Trump, and fired 5 anti Trump, there might be a complaint.

narciso79

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/04/27/exclusive-donald-trump-snub-jeremy-corbyn-visit-uk/

Now the problem is he may be prime minister by then:

henry

Lyle, we agreed to pick on Bill Kristol et al instead of argue ledge vs veranda. ;)

Extraneus

"Alexa, ask Joule to cook a rib-eye steak."

"Would you like your rib-eye steak blue, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, or well done?"

"Medium rare."

"How thick is your rib-eye steak?"

"One inch."

"Is your rib-eye steak fresh or frozen?"

"Fresh."

"Setting temperature to one hundred twenty nine degrees. When temperature is reached, place your food in for one hour."

Robot cooking. Amazing.

lyle

Too easy, henry.

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