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June 10, 2018

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Man Tran

First?

Man Tran

Wow, and I just popped in.

While here, nobody mentioned Hayward being on Tucker’s show. I’ve never seen him before. I now get his humor when I see his belly shake when he laughs.

narciso

I pointed out the udder absurdity here:

https://powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/more-mueller-madness-6.php

rse

mm-thoughts on Todd Young? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-for-success-making-the-new-100-million-fund-work-to-improve-lives-tickets-46554736470

Pay for Success is essentially a new upgraded vision of how to steer society using the social sciences while collecting taxpayer money for pushing the transformation.

narciso

The two pigeons, Friedman and sager, who are crooked as they day is long.

Meanwhile the times of London has decided brexit is vodka flavored crimethink

Jack is Back!

Saw K.T. McFarland and hubby at our annual Southampton Association cocktail party last night and she says Trump is the master at of projecting low expectations. Then he surprises everyone with an outcome everyone would predict as a loss. Its in his natural posture as a businessman and negotiatior and since her hubby is one to the top litigators around all he do was shake his head in agreement.

Had the drinks at my friends house on Lake Agawan. The guy Trump wanted to be his lawyer but he was too damn busy handling huge litigations. Chuck Scarborough was there since he lives down the lane fronting the Lake as well. Good times.

Jack is Back!

Isn't "symbolic significance nevertheless" the same as "false but confirms the narrative"? I believe we are living in end times for the Swamp, the Dems and the whole give me, give - me - and - I will believe everyting you tell me -community of ideas.

Jack is Back!

rse,

Check his donations and PAC contributors. Its the great DC vacuum sucking them all in. Been there, done that.

Jack is Back!

maryrose,

Will post here and the other thread: Hoegaarden in Belgium is the premier Witte beer. I always have cases on hand here in the summer. It is the high quality white alternative to Stella Artois which is really a pedestrian beer for being Belgian.

Jane

Who is Chuck Scarborough? (I know I am out of the loop)

daddy

So who was Marianna Sotomayor sleeping with?

Captain Hate

Stella Artois which is really a pedestrian beer for being Belgian.

This can't be stated enough.

daddy

How great would it have been if, after Trump's early departure from the G7, the other leaders had issued a statement calling for the Mueller investigation to be allowed to proceed unimpeded?

— Bill Kristol

Why the Hell would that be great?

Captain Hate

Are all the Sotomayors Wide Latinas?

Jack is Back!

Jane,

No. 1 NBC New York news guy. Most everyone in the City knows him and watches him. Should be NBC's top guy but he doesn't meet their metric. He is a little too right thinking but brings in the top Nielsen ratings for local NYC news. He and I have breakfast every saturday at Sip 'N Soda. An old arrangement.

maryrose

Thank you CH and JIB!
Now I have more knowledge to help me decide.
Today I feel optimistic about what lies ahead.
I have decided to give our Justice system one more chance.
Hopefully I will not be disappointed.

maryrose

Daddy:
Kristol wants to be rid of President Trump.
Rather than admit he was totally wrong about him ,he tweets this garbage.

daddy

Stella Artois which is really a pedestrian beer for being Belgian.

This can't be stated enough.

Correct. It's awful. It's so bad it might as well have been brewed in Taiwan.

Jack is Back!

CH,

I need to share this with you. You will find kind of funny but interesting in the brewing arena and business. My FIL helped to finance Celis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoegaarden_Brewery

Porchlight may even remember the beer.

Extraneus

I was interviewed by Chuck Scarborough once, after a house was burned down in my Staten Island neighborhood on the night before a black family was set to move in.

Instead of the many intelligent comments I remembered making (I was just a kid), the one thing they showed on TV was me asking "Why would they want to live here if they know they're not wanted?"

My mother wouldn't let me go outside for days, afraid that a car full of Black Panthers would roll by and shoot me.

Captain Hate

Even though you primarily go to France for the wine, and Normandy for calvados, their beers and ales are well crafted in spots.

daddy

Dog Walk calls. Arf, arf.

It's funny how every noise in the street of any kind has Nelson up and running to see if it's Momma. He has never been away from her for more than a couple hours his whole life so he's not used to hanging solo with me and the boys. Fry, Nelson and I bumped into a big moose and very young calf last night about midnight, but it's still almost full daylight at that Hour up here this time of year, so spotted them from a decent distance and we all ran toward home barking. Much, much fun.

Extraneus

I like Stella. Drink it all the time. Also Rolling Rock, which I just had some of on the boat in fact.

I used to have my own Hoegaarden glasses, but had to toss them before my last move. Some sort of spice in that beer, I forget what it is, but it's good. Must be served in its own special hexagonal glass, so they say. Of course, Stella must be served in it's own special glass, too, so they say. :-)

Extraneus

Male & female created he them: More Trump-hating lovebirds: Ali Watkins & the rise of casting-couch journalism https://t.co/pJcyeADLDp pic.twitter.com/oPCJU8tkpS

— Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) June 10, 2018

Klavan responds:

Maybe we should remove the bikini competition from journalism. https://t.co/OcRKYmxj1F

— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) June 10, 2018
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Isolated North Korean Public Mostly Unaware of Historic Trump-Kim Summit

With few sources of information other than the state-run media, gossip and word of mouth, most North Koreans are still largely in the dark about the momentous — and potentially life-changing — events that are about to take place outside of their isolated nation.

The official media has reported that the two leaders plan to meet, but has offered few specifics, including where and when. There was no official word that Kim had left the country Sunday and arrived in Singapore, hours before Trump.

The top news lately has instead been tremendously mundane, all things considered — a visit by Kim to a seafood restaurant in Pyongyang.

Comanche Voter

Just what is Bill Kristol's problem? That statement of his re "wouldn't it be neat if the G7 etc" puts him in the same bag of clueless twits as Nancy Pelosi and Bill Maher. You really shouldn't go there.

Captain Hate

Interesting, JiB. Hoegaarden, along with other Witbiers, is the type of beer style that tends to get unjustly low grades by the sots at Beer Advocate and Untappd because it doesn't have such an in your face flavor as the barrel aged stouts, because it's not in the definition of the style. More like a light refreshing taste with a hint of bananas and cloves.

Buckeye

Maryrose, skip Pigalle while in Paris.

Trust me on this:)

clarice feldman

A must read:https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/391566-the-fbis-fractured-fairy-tale

Porchlight

Heh, Buckeye.

Jack is Back!

Ex,

Cilantro and orange peel. That is what you find on the back of the tongue taste buds. or

Ex, and MR.

But don't skip Sant-Coure if you go to Paris and Montmarte. Mass is 24/7 there and having communion, then going out the doors to view the landscape of Paris is heart filling. Done about 10+ masses there and they never get old. Lots of nice bistros and brasseries up therer. Do not walk around the park and get sucked into the caricature potrait guys.

Captain Hate

Do you mean Sacre Coeur, JiB?

Threadkiller

Saw your reply, hoyden. I'm glad the ribs worked out so well.

Jane

Excellent Clarice!

Beasts of England

Thank you for all the kind comments about the wedding! Trying a second nap, and then I'll share a few stories from the wonderful events. :)

Jane

We want pictures!

Jane

This had damn well better be a big week. I'm sick of waiting!

Covfefe Pepe Le Piew

Soon, Jane. Soon...

Extraneus

I love that area, Jack. Been there numerous times.
Sacre Coeur is where the hookers laid on the floor when they were on strike, isn't it? (The gov't caved and gave into their demand for free health care if I'm remembering right.)

Extraneus

I love that area, Jack. Been there numerous times.
Sacre Coeur is where the hookers laid on the floor when they were on strike, isn't it? (The gov't caved and gave into their demand for free health care if I'm remembering right.)

Extraneus

Interesting. I accidentally double-clicked on Post.

Extraneus

"The Safest Port Is Yours": Italy's Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds Of North Africans Denied Entry

Italy's new populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has made good on his warning last weekend that "the good times for illegals are over" - writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast - calling Malta the "safest port" for the passengers, and advising that Rome will not offer refuge.

Who's paying for this ship and crew?

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"Malta takes in nobody. France pushes people back at the border, Spain defends its frontier with weapons," Salvini wrote on Facebook. "From today, Italy will also start to say no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration."

"My aim is to guarantee a peaceful life for these youths in Africa and for our children in Italy," Salvini said, using the hashtag #chiudimoiporti "We will shut the ports".

narciso

Yes daddy i noted a few of het coincidental tweets. Shes a white house correspondent scholarship recipiemt btw.

Jack is Back!

USA girls win Curtis Cup and I don't think any are over 21. Lucie Li is 15 and been in 4 majors already. Quaker Ridge, if it was 1,000 yard longer would be a US Open venue where breaking par would be the challenge.

We are in good hands.

narciso

As such she has no curiosity outside of the narrative of the day say akhmetshins ties to mccains thinktank.

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Giuliani Warns Mueller Not to Pull ‘a Comey’ and ‘Interfere’ with Midterm Elections

Giuliani criticized the investigation, saying what initiated the probe only came about because of a “group of angry Democrats.”

“It should’ve resulted in no investigation,” Giuliani said. “I have known for some time that rank-and-file FBI agents are extremely embarrassed about the conduct of Jim Comey. I think the report of Horowitz, the IG, will confirm that Comey acted improperly with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation, as well as the Trump investigation. And I know from a lot of the agents in the New York office, not from them directly, but from retired agents, that they really believe [Comey] was the worst director in the history of the FBI — certainly the most dishonest. So, to try to premise a case on this by Mueller is really unfair. It only comes about because of a group of angry Democrats that are a part of this investigation.”

The former New York City mayor questioned the duration of Mueller’s probe and set September 1 as a deadline given November’s midterm elections.

“Just how long [Mueller] think he can have this job?” he said. “I mean, it’s supposed to be a temporary one. He should get it done by September 1, and I say that because elections are coming up. He shouldn’t do a Comey and try to interfere with the elections.”

“Whatever he’s got, he should put up or shut up,” he continued. “We’re very prepared to rebut it all. We’re also prepared to show how this is not a fair and impartial investigation. The people conducting it aren’t capable of that.”

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“The first thing we are going to get is a report from Inspector General Horowitz on Comey’s handling of Hillary, which I think is going to be very very critical of Comey, as it should be,” Giuliani continued. “Comey, really, has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of, but we’ll see.”

Meanwhile...

Just finished Jon Meacham’s “The Soul of America.” Good reminder that facts and the essential goodness of the American people always triumph. It can take a while, but decency and the rule of law inevitably win over demagogues and liars. So long as we all stand up and speak out.

— James Comey (@Comey) June 4, 2018

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/sweet-justice-rudy-giuliani-comey-could-be-prosecuted-based-on-ig-report/

Jane

Maryrose,

my only Paris advice is don't take the subway to the Airport. Scariest trip I've been on. The Paris suburbs are now Muslim communities where the police refuse to go. Subway was full of beggers and people passed out on the floor.

Jack is Back!

Jane ,

RER. LOL. Its a special trip, that is for sure.

In most Euro cities, if you take the train or subways, watch your bag by keeping a hard Macron gip on it:)

Jane

I'm watching Anthony Bourdain in Cuba. Never seen him before. Clearly I'm bored.

Jack is Back!

Bored? You should be pissed this guy was some kind of culinary star. A complete failure as I am concerned. May he rest in peace but he was not what you were to expect. Give me Gordon Ramsay anyday. At least he knows how to do an uppercut.

anonamom

maryrose, my son's backpack was stolen in the train station in Brugge
while his travelmate was watching his things while son was in the restroom.
Hold tight to everything!

I love this travel purse:

https://www.travelonbags.com/anti-theft/type/crossbody/anti-theft-tour-bag-medium

Jack is Back!

anonamom,

Yeah, the muzzie moved from Brussels and Antwerp to Bugge since they found it out it was remote to the village and easy to command bags. Since then the Flemish Special Forces have covered it. The Flemings will no put up with like the Walloons do.

Tonto

Maryrose --

When you're in Paris -- particularly around the Louvre -- beware of Gipsy pickpockets! The old calumnies are true, alas! Last time we were there my husband (who should know better; he lived in Paris a bunch of years) got suckered into looking at a petition to help "deaf children." His phone was lifted (When he rejoined me I said, "Are you out of your mind? Do you still have your wallet?" and he discovered the phone theft. One of the few times I didn't play the mug's role in our marriage!). He gave chase (and with the help of other tourists) recovered his phone. This happens a lot, by the way. They hang out around all the big tourist spots.

But do go to Chartier -- it's tres reasonable and really wonderful.

Jane

Anonamom,

i've got a medical question. The vein in my thigh has gone nuts - it's swollen and hurts like hell. Do I need to go to a doctor or should I just wait for the pulmonary embolism to kill me.

clarice feldman

Pity--Brugge is one of the loveliest spots in Europe. A;; around Paris, gypsy kids will surround you--they are pickpockets. Move away and hang on to your things.

Bubarooni

On Insty right now is a story about a girl who catches a foul ball in her beer at Padres game.

It's a hoot!

Sbwaters

Do I need to go to a doctor

Probably. It might signify you need to pay attention to Kev.

No, really -- for peace of mind, if nothing else.

Extraneus

Last time I was in Rome, at a bus stop outside the train station, we had a few bags. Dude comes up to me to ask directions, in English. Next thing I know, my wife is yelling that another dude is trying to steal one of our bags, so I turn around and chase that guy away. NEXT thing I know, another dude is explaining to me how people steal things out of backpacks, and tries to demonstrate! I was tempted to try to kick the shit out of him, but thought it would be smarter to just guard all of my bags.

If I ever go back, I'll have a cord that I can loop through multiple bag handles so that no single bag can be taken separately. Then, of course, I'd only put the bags down against a wall so I could defend the bags and no one could get to them without my knowing.

We shared a cab with another American couple, and the man told a tale of his being accosted by a cop. The cop asked for his ID and made off with his wallet. Turns out it wasn't a real cop.

This was over 10 years ago, before the last few million Muslims entered the continent. Beware!

anonamom

Jane, that actually could be a problem---is there an Urgent Care you can go to?

You just did a big drive, right???

Jane

I just did a big drive. But don't tell me I need to go tonite - please

Bubarooni

"There's no time like the present..."

"Don't put till tomorrow what you can do today..."

Yadda, yadda, yadda...

Another Bob

I'll add my recommendation for Sacre Coeur and the neighborhood to the west.

You can come in the back way via the Lamarck-Caulaincourt Metro stop, but don't try to use the cemetery as a shortcut - there’s no way out.

anonamom

If you go right now, it's probably not too crowded.

You'll need a venous ultrasound to make sure your deep veins don't have clot in them (that's where the pulmonary embolisms come from), so you probably should go to the ER at the hospital rather than Urgent Care, so you can get that.

Jane

Sheesh. Urgent care closes in 45 minutes. I will go to the ER in the AM. Too many logistics to get there tonite. It's been bothering me for 3 days. I promise if I die I won't blame you.

Jane

OK I'm going

Old Lurker

Jane, get your butt to the ER now.

Please.

Extraneus

I'll add my recommendation for Sacre Coeur and the neighborhood to the west.

First time I went there I was a strapping single guy and the exchange rate was something like 12 francs to a dollar. I had a 5- or 6-course meal at this place with a violin player at my table.

Took around 3 hours and cost me around $15.

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Extraneus

Good luck, Jane!

maryrose

Jane:
Go to Urgent Care and tell them you plan on an AM trip to ER but do they have something to stop a blood clot.

maryrose

Go with a friend to the ER if you can.

maryrose

Ext:
I am getting so excited about this trip after all the wonderful posts today.
Thank you for your help.

clarice feldman

Jane, report back.

Ext no 15 fran meals any longer..the EU killed that. Hardly any great bistros left either.

Extraneus

Oh, and I might add that Mere Catherine may have been the best meal I've ever had. Maybe not, but up there and very memorable.

Since I recommended the Recruiting Seargent on Ile St. Louis, I should mention that it claims to be the place where young men were signed up to the French Foreign Legion back in the day, after being treated to a meal at the place and obviously much great wine.

First thing they do is bring out a big basket of bread and hard sausages of different types, to be sliced off and eaten at will. Also in the basket are hard cooked eggs and some cheese. It's very rustic, and maybe even not allowed anymore since the last patrons also sliced into the salami.

Anyway, thanks for bringing back the memories, mr! I've been there around 10 times and loved it every time.

dana ward phelan california

I pray that Jane is at the Urgent med or hospital.
She may be fine, but, never take chances.
Maryrose, God bless you, travel safe, and enjoy/remember every moment. Please take pictures of the churches for us.
I've been to FRANCE a number of times, I've been to Belgium twice. Belgium is quite unique, and Brussels was spared destruction in WWII. Nothing beats EDINBURGH SCOTLAND!!!!

Extraneus

I was there once with a new engineer I'd hired from Iowa, who drank too much wine and ended up falling into the Seine while taking a leak, so to speak. I had to save him and pull him out of the river.

Imagine if I'd have lost that guy?

maryrose

I love all the food you mentioned Ext.
Any cheese recommendations?
I love cheese- all kinds.

Extraneus

Someone said not to let the Montmarte artists draw your caricature. I disagree. I know people who have had theirs on their office walls for years. I never got one, but I should have.

maryrose

Dana Ward Phelan:
Welcome and thank you.
We will see many churches on our pilgrimage.
My husband has some Scottish ancestry and our next big trip overseas would be Scotland and Ireland.

 joan

maryrose:

On one of our trips to Paris when we were visiting Sacre Coeur one morning, our two children suddenly got hungry, we walked down one of the nearby streets, stepped into a bakery and let the kids pick out several items. I chose a small baguette. It was so crispy and delicious.

Visit a bakery. :)

maryrose

Ext:
That is tragic and hilarious at the same time.
Do you still live near Staten Island?
What a cool place to grow up!

Extraneus

MR, after dinner they wheel out an ornate, centuries-old metal cart with a handle that rotates the cylindrical top back to expose 15 or so different cheeses you may have never seen and you pick two or three for the first after-dinner course.

This is before dessert, and of course before port.

dana ward phelan california

Heck Ext, do you still know the IOWA guy???
Wisconsin Engineers can hold a lot of LIQUOR.

maryrose

Joan,
Will definitely visit a bakery and I can’t wait to try a baguette.

maryrose

I better go on a diet immediately or I will put on 10 pounds in 9 days.
I am following Jimmyk’s advice about not eating between 8:00pm and 11:00am.
I am not usually hungry in the morning.
Just coffee is good enough for me.

Buckeye

Maryrose, I was going to Paris frequently, ~ every 3 weeks for about 18 months in the early 90s.

I got hooked on stopping at the same little shop every morning for a double expresso and a croissant.

It was so good:)

Extraneus

Do you still live near Staten Island?

No, but I have family there. Just visited my 87-year-old aunt in April and trying to get her to visit me this summer for a nice lobster boil on the boat.

Jack is Back!

dana ward phelan california has to be GUS. Am I right?

Lots of great places in Paris and Brussels much less Lisieux and Lourdes. I would suggest maryrose, that you do your own wandering and finding those kind of places. If you are a book lover and read French he kiosks on the Quay Voltaire or the Quay de Montebello. They change names after the Ponts (bridges). On the Left Bank it is the Quay Desgevres which then becomes the Quay de Hotel de Ville as it moves east.

And congrats to the Islip Bucaneers who won the state Lacrosse championship. Proving again the top lacrosse talent comes from Long Island.

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Trump routinely rips up papers that need to be preserved

But the career professionals say their jobs changed when Trump came to the White House because the new commander-in-chief routinely rips up documents that needed to be preserved.

Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must hold onto presidential records for safekeeping and historical purposes.

But staff had a hard time convincing Trump to ditch the habit of ripping up paper when he was finished and tossing the confetti-like pieces into the trash and on the floor.

So staff made the habit collecting the discarded, hand-shredded papers and sending them next door to the Old Executive Office Building where career staff had to tape them back together, “like a jigsaw puzzle,” Lartey said.

The shredded works included newspaper clippings that Trump marked up, memos and letters, including one from New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

“I had a letter from Schumer — he tore it up,” Lartey said. “It was the craziest thing ever. He ripped papers into tiny pieces.”

Heh.

GUS

Yes Jack, I am ridiculing our friend.

GUS

Ext!!!!!! SWEET MOTHER OF GOD....Trump tore up a letter!!!!
Seriously. Who the fuck is that stupid. Who thinks Trump tearing up a piece of paper stops the DOCUMENT from being preserved??? SERIOUSLY what kind of fucking idiot thinks this way???

Jack is Back!

And doing a bang up job, GUS. BTW, I was craving a bratwurst tonight but settled for sirloin sliders since that is what Frederick wanted:)

Not only the US Open starts next week but also the World Cup. Lots of action to watch. Tomorrow we start the practice sessions and the village is packed with players for dinner. Mrs. JiB and Frederick are walking up to Carvel for ice cream. Just to see how many they can spot. Me? I am waiting for my Cherry Vanilla cup.

Beasts of England

The bride and I did a good job of remaining relaxed throughout the day until we were taken outside to wait for the doors to be opened for the processional. We could hear the trumpet begin (which, of course, means it's that time) but the doors didn't open, and we could hear jiggling of the latches and locks. This goes on for about ten very long seconds, and they finally get one of the double doors open, but it's not wide enough for us and the dress to enter together. And they keep banging on the latch trying to get the second door unlatched! lol

The wedding planner finally said to just get inside, so I go first - with all 500+ people staring at me - and then we squeeze her, the dress and the train, through half a door. At this point we're both laughing out loud along with quite a few of the guests. And it may have been the best thing that could have happened, as we giggled and grinned our way down the aisle completely free from anxiety. :)

Captain Hate

Yes, just wandering around Paris is fun. The last time we were there was in a February which meant there were a minimum of tourists. We stopped in some unassuming random cafe for lunch; they knew we weren't French but because our daughters were blonde thought we were Scandis. When they found out we were from the US they got the owner who was vacationing here in the summer and he was telling us where he planned on going and asked if we approved (of course we did; he had an outstanding trip planned). We were treated like royalty. I've never been treated poorly in France; even when I was accused of shoplifting they were very apologetic at their mistake.

GUS

That is awesome Beasts. You'll remember that forever.

GUS

Jack I bought 3lbs of brats yesterday. It's summer, never be BRAT-LESS in 'Sconsin, in the summer time!!!!!

Extraneus

Very nice, Beasts.

Captain Hate

Excellent story, Beasts!

GUS

Jack, what were you stealing??? SUNGLASSES????

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