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June 01, 2018

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Tom R

MAGA and Bama #1!!!

henry

The "Trump is manipulating markets" spin is all they have. Did Trump make trades in the short time between his learning of the employment numbers and their official release? I'm sure half of Congress did, but they exempt themselves from inconvenient laws that cost them money.

Beasts of England

What Tom R said. :)

Jack is Back!

Wage growth. Minimum wage is climbing. Isn't that what triggers the Fed to raise interest rates and damping inflation? Asking jimmyk his take. A lot of irrational exuberance on FBN today forecasting 4% growth. I would think the above conditions and lack of skilled labor force in a number of sectors would put the kabash on that.

What say you jimmyk?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I saw some dumb comment by Brit Hume this morning that said his statement was "unprecedented" and giving hints about it was questionable.

I happened to post this at 3:32 this morning:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us-weekly-jobless-claims-fall-more-than-expected

I think it is safe to assume that reading and/or hearing that report from Fox, one would look forward to the monthly report.

Beasts of England

Fer realzies? Trump can't say he's looking forward to the unemployment numbers because that's market manipulation? This is how you get more Trump. A lot more.

rse

henry-remember that one of the points I made in the book's conclusion was that learning standards were an attempt to control future innovations? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/self-regulatory-approach-responsible-innovation-david-sapin/ from February 5, 2018 is hard linked in that "Don't Fight Regulation. Reprogram It" article I linked to and quoted from in alarm on the previous thread.

It is being pitched euphemistically as the philosophy of trusted tech.

I knew beasts would chime in with a derogatory comment about phenix city. I wonder if jim went over the bridge outside the downtown area that lets you see the dam or the one in the downtown area that connects to the highway to eufaula? All I know is I like the restaurants on cannon street in downtown columbus.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Geraldo Rivera
‏Verified account @GeraldoRivera
17m17 minutes ago

Those like @BillKristol-who just made sleazy unfounded suggestion that @realDonaldTrump must be tipping off friends & family to positive market news so they could then cash in on insider info-obscure critical point-Jobs #'s are released to Everyone One Hour Before markets open.

================================

When Geraldo Rivera calls you sleazy (and deservedly so) you know you are REALLY sleazy.

Tom R

Super nice guy who owns 46 cars. His favorite is his 66 GTO.

That almost sounds like my roommate back in the early 90s when I was in the Army and still single. He owned a 68 GTO that he constantly tinkered with in his free time to turn it into a drag racer. He would scour classifieds, the internet or any other source to find people selling their late 60s/early 70s GTO so that he could buy it then cannibalize it for spare parts. When he finally got his car ready for its first drag race he was as happy as someone having their first kid.

Captain Hate

I've done a complete 180 on Rear Admiral Billyboy who's as dumb and inarticulate as Patterico.

PDinDetroit

Speaking of jobs, my company just spun off and merged with Vencore and KeyPoint to form Perspecta.

No migraines and I have more job opportunities within the company than ever before (2 at Enterprise Architect Level). What a blessing! Timing IS everything.

Captain Hate

66 Goats were the best year, imo.

Congrats PD!

Sbwaters

I was still writing the damn thing and it disappeared.

JOM-writing sometimes disappears when I inadvertently hit a CTL something that shifts me to another browser page. Sometimes I can go back and forth between pages to find the copy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I cannot stand anyone he's associated with, either. I used to think Stephen Hayes was a nice guy and now I can't bear to look at him.

Sbwaters

James D. A Senate seat is not a goddamn inheritance.

Concise. Precise. To the point. Shout it out!

Beasts of England

I didn't know it was possible to make a derogatory comment about Phenix City, rse. :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

PDiinDetroit,

That is just wonderful news! I am so happy for you!

Porchlight

Fantastic, PD.

Beasts of England

Wonderful news, PD!!

Captain Hate

Miss Marple,

Hayes has gotten marching orders from some bankrolling creep to disavow everything he used to believe in. He used to be this easy going relaxed and affable guy instead of a morose twitch.

Blink your eyes rapidly if you're doing this under duress, Steve!

Extraneus

What was the cure, PD?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://freebeacon.com/columns/the-world-as-it-wasnt/

A semi-review of Ben Rhodes' book by Matthew Continetti.

Definitely some good stuff in this.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

A CNN reporter, a BBC reporter, and an Israeli commando were captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them that he would grant them each one last request before they were beheaded.

The CNN reporter said, ‘Well, I’m an American, so I’d like one last hamburger with French fries.” The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the burger & fries. The reporter ate it and said “Now, I can die.”

The BBC reporter said, ‘I’m a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what’s about to happen. Maybe someday someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.” The terror leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and dictated some comments. The reporter then said, ‘Now I can die knowing I stayed true until the end.”

The leader turned and said, “And now, Mr. Israeli tough guy, what is your final wish?”

“Kick me in the tuchas,” said the soldier.

“What?’ asked the leader, “Will you mock us in your last hour?”

“No, I’m not kidding. I want you to kick me in the tuchas,” insisted the Israeli. So the leader shoved him into the open and kicked him in the tuchas.

The soldier went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from under his flak jacket, and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he jumped to his knapsack, pulled out his carbine and sprayed the terrorists with gunfire. In a flash, all terrorists were either dead or fleeing for their lives.

As the soldier was untying the reporters, they asked him, “Why didn’t you just shoot them in the beginning? Why did you ask them to kick you in the tuchas first?”

“What?” replied the Israeli, “and have you report that I was the aggressor?”

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Keep on with the good news, PD.

Captain Hate

Love that article, Miss Marple.

Apparently Obama had read a column—I have an idea of which one—about the role of identity in shaping peoples' lives and political choices. "Maybe we pushed too far," he mused. "Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe." No question his fellow passengers that day reassured him that no, no, he did everything he could to bend the arc of history a little more toward justice. It's not your fault, Mr. President. You didn't push too far. All you did was troll Donald Trump into running for president in the first place, stand by while Ferguson and Baltimore rioted and burned, give Iran billions in exchange for empty promises, allow Russia to establish a beachhead in the Middle East for the first time in half a century, browbeat Israel at every opportunity, ram through Obamacare after Scott Brown's election in Massachusetts, preside over the mass migration of children across the southern border in 2014, expand the DACA amnesty despite saying 22 times you lacked authority to do so, use the permanent structure of government to devastate the Appalachian economy, convince half of America that liberals were ready to take their guns (this wasn't hard to do), have your Education Department issue orders that led to the campus-assault craze and the deterioration of classroom discipline and that, months before a presidential election, mandated trans-bathrooms in schools, have your Justice Department preside over a sloppy (I'm being charitable) investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that included, at one point, your attorney general secretly meeting with the husband of the subject of the investigation on an airport tarmac, muscle out Joe Biden, who might have won, from the race, and hand the party back to the less-likable half of America's most polarizing and corrupt political couple. Not to mention the eight years of lecturing. Oh, the lecturing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is a recap of May events by drawandstrike, for those of us who like to look on the bright side of things:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1002451048349552640.html

Jane

I think 2018 should be the "no politician" election. We should work to get rid of all politicians going forward. Trump leads the movement and we can see what it's gotten us. I do believe it could catch on.

Gus did your brother say anything about the NK general?

Captain Hate

I'm in on that, Jane.

Extraneus

MUELLER EXAMINES KUSHNER’S FRIEND FOR POSSIBLE LINKS TO RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

The report indicates that Mueller suspects Gerson’s meeting in Seychelles with Prince might have been an effort to create a back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Russian government.

WTF does that have to do with Mueller? And besides, if they were collaborating they wouldn't need a "back channel."

Kevlar Kid

PD: Nice work. "....and ya know it don't come easy!"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://themindcircle.com/scale-of-the-universe/

This has a really neat 3-minute video. If you have kids struggling with the concept of the size of the universe (as I often do, myself) this is worth watching and saving.

jimmyk

a back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Russian government.

This was *after* the election? Is there something wrong with an incoming President communicating with other foreign leaders? Ridiculous.

Extraneus

Huffington Post Doxes Pro-Trump Writer, Gets Her Husband Fired… And Now They’re Targeting Her Brother!

Amy Mek is a top pro-Trump conservative voice on Twitter.

Amy also is an outspoken critic of radical Islam.

Because of this she remains anonymous on Twitter.

Huffington Post writer Luke O’Brien recently discovered Amy’s true identity. He harassed Amy, her husband and her family.

Luke O’Brien called her husband’s employer and had him fired.

jimmyk

JiB, both stocks and yields jumped at the open, so the markets seem to think that rate increases are more likely, but that it's a sign of economic health, not that the Fed is going to kill the recovery. As to 4% growth, beyond maybe a quarter or two, I agree that seems a stretch, as it would require more productivity growth than I've seen any signs of. Maybe once Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley are gutted, along with a few cabinet departments.

Kevlar Kid

Great look at the Rat's "no clothes" posturing.

Rhodes book is a timely godsend. Keep The Rat and his minions in the news cycle where they can be skewered.

Merkel is a festering tick.

jimmyk

“What?” replied the Israeli, “and have you report that I was the aggressor?”

Hah, Stef, the NYT's definition of disproportionate response seems to be if more of the bad guys are killed than the good guys, not that they regard Israelis as "good."

PDinDetroit

Posted by: Extraneus | June 01, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Diagnosed with Benign Intracranial Hypertension from a Lumbar Puncture Procedure. I was at 21 at the start of the procedure, 8-15 is generally referred to as normal CSF pressure. They took 22 cc of CSF for testing, was clear and no issues discovered (Glucose was a little high). I was at 11 at the end of the procedure and the 13 week long migraine broke!

We are currently managing with Blood Pressure Meds and Diuretics, pretty much effective. I had 1 migraine since getting out of the hospital that lasted 26 hours and was triggered by tiredness from overdoing it in yard work. The remnants of Alberto came through when I was at a recovery meeting. The bright lights, loud noise, and the storm caused me no pain! It is taking time to get back my strength as I was down for so long.

Tonight is 6th anniversary of the first date with Mrs. PDinDetroit. We are going to a Tiger Game just like we did back then. We will be sitting near the Tiger's dugout and I have every confidence that I will have no migraine from being there and cheering them onto victory.

Just a few weeks ago, I could not have imagined where I am at. Nothing short of miraculous.

Kevlar Kid

"This was *after* the election? Is there something wrong with an incoming President communicating with other foreign leaders? Ridiculous.

That it occurred after the election makes Mueller suspect that it was happening before the election but hadn't yet succeeded.

Oh. I get it. Proceed. Total chowder bag putz.

Man Tran

Reposting from the ded tred.

Re congresscritters bailing out, that evening we spent with Michelle Bachman a couple yrs ago revealed at least in her case that the system was so corrupt she had to leave for her own sake. Her problem was with the Tan Man, but it permeated the whole system. I suspect that it might be like being drawn into the mafia in an innocent way and then progressively being forced to do ever increasingly evil things. I can imagine a Gowdy type trying to do the right thing and the closer he gets to some consequential end point, the more pressure is put on him by the enforcers. Obviously, if there are compromising pix, it’s one thing, but Michelle said the whole process starting with fundraising was so compromising, you were being corrupted just by being there.

Extraneus

Mueller's going to go out as a doddering clown. He should have passed up this opportunity to be a lefty hero for the ages. Even Strzok was smart enough to know there was nothing there, since he knew it was all a set-up.

Kevlar Kid

"Huffington Post writer Luke O’Brien recently discovered Amy’s true identity. He harassed Amy, her husband and her family."

What can be the point of this fascist conduct other than to pulverize political opposition one node at a time?

It is the small ball front. The big ball front is the nation's presidential election.

Who's going to want to step up with the high stakes of political bloodletting, the ruination of an opponent to liberal fascism whether they win or lose.

"That they may never rise again." Pure Third Reichian sentiments if you ask me. I'll spare people the H word. The Reich savaged opposition for decades, decimated it, and instilled abject fear in everybody everywhere.

It can happen here.

Eye Doctor

Mueller is invovled to save his on ass. This house of cards will land on him as well.

Gentlejim

PD,
Spectacular news. Hoping your recovery continues. Have a great time at the game with Mrs PD.

Beasts,
I saw your response, thnx. Sounds like you’re having refrigeration and/or CO2 issues.

Kevlar Kid

Cause and effect, Man Tran. Cause and effect. Dogs and fleas.

Dinesh d Souza had explained what he heard from knowledgeable convicts at the community jail he inhabited courtesy of the Obama Justice Department.

Paraphrasing: everyone I met on the inside admitted their guilt. But they fervently believed they weren't the criminals. The real criminals operated the system. America was being run like an organized crime syndicate.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
10m10 minutes ago

Asked why he's stepping down as Coast Guard Commandant on June 1st, Admiral Zukunft noted it's the start of the hurricane season. "This is a good day to cut and run," he joked.

Kevlar Kid

gentlejim: you'd asked if anybody listened to your music link yesterday. dint getta chance to say "Me did!" Hence my question re "dock mood music"--- Death Metal (my name for that style) for when you really want to chill. ;)

Kev

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Bachman was sold out by the "not who we are" Repukes.

Buckeye

Re congresscritters bailing out, that evening we spent with Michelle Bachman a couple yrs ago revealed at least in her case that the system was so corrupt she had to leave for her own sake. Her problem was with the Tan Man, but it permeated the whole system. I suspect that it might be like being drawn into the mafia in an innocent way and then progressively being forced to do ever increasingly evil things. I can imagine a Gowdy type trying to do the right thing and the closer he gets to some consequential end point, the more pressure is put on him by the enforcers. Obviously, if there are compromising pix, it’s one thing, but Michelle said the whole process starting with fundraising was so compromising, you were being corrupted just by being there.

I think this is exactly so MT. I also think it is the unfortunate reality of human nature.

We aren't wired to do the right thing.

Get 2 or more people together, and things start to go south.

Comanche Voter

I'll go with Captain Hate here. What I really detested about the Obama years was the lecturing.

Back in WW II RAF squadron pilots who had done something that ticked off the upper brass would get called on the carpet by the wing or group commander. They would receive a first class chewing out. The offenders described the process as "being shat on from a great height".

Who knew that a supercilious twit like Obama could do that to an entire country?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

.@LaraLeaTrump adorable dog Ben responding to dog food ads. 🐶🐶🐶 pic.twitter.com/RbKZKVo108

— Conservative Pets 🐶 (@ConservativePTZ) June 1, 2018

Video at link, and it's really funny!

Porchlight

Beasts from last night:

I'm (literally) hanging out on the dock and enjoying a beverage. It's dead calm and there's an electrical storm miles off which is reflecting across the water. To its right, the full moon is rising orange. Better than politics.

Beasts, that reminded me of this song (cover) by the late great Ted Hawkins. The original is by the late great Jesse Winchester.

Hope you will take the time to listen. It's magnificent IMO.

Ted Hawkins - Biloxi

jimmyk

PD, congrats, great to hear all the positive news. Enjoy the game.

Daughter and I are going to Detroit in a few weeks as part of a college tour, and also to see my parents. I see the Tigers are hosting daddy's As at that time. Would love to suggest a meetup, but between visiting U of M and shuttling between parents (and then jetting off to St Louis to visit Wash U) I doubt we'll have a spare minute.

henry

too low by several orders of magnitude:

@realDonaldTrump Has Cut Federal Payroll by 24,000 Jobs.


https://drudgenow.com/article/?n=0&s=2&c=1&pn=Anonymous&u=https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/federal-government-jobs-down-3000-may-down-24000-under-trump">https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/federal-government-jobs-down-3000-may-down-24000-under-trump">https://drudgenow.com/article/?n=0&s=2&c=1&pn=Anonymous&u=https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/federal-government-jobs-down-3000-may-down-24000-under-trump

Tom R

If the progressive leftist wannabe totalitarians insist on doxxing anonymous conservatives on social media and putting their safety and livelihood at risk then IMO they should be held fully accountable in the civil court system for damages.

jimmyk

Get 2 or more people together, and things start to go south.

Reminds me of the old lawyer joke, about how the only lawyer in a small town was starving, until another lawyer moved there.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Let's break it down like this...If Samantha Bee said what she said about one of Obama's children or Chelsea C she would have been fired instantly. & RIGHTFULLY so...racist speech isn't the only HATE speech so let's stop pretending it's the only verbal violation worthy of the axe https://t.co/RcrJKV7CbC

— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) June 1, 2018
Jack is Back!

PD,

Are you on that new Migraine pharma that came out a few weeks back?

Good luck and prayers for a speedy resolution to your discomfort.

anonamom

PD, I've got a whole bunch of questions, which you may not want to answer here--
does somebody have your email? I have some ways to reach people.

But, if you don't care--
Why did they let you suffer so long? Who made that call??
What was the point of you being hospitalized?
There isn't anything about an LP that requires a person to be in a hospital--you can have that any day, any hour of the week as an outpatient, so I am very confused about this management.
This could have been diagnosed months ago.

Glad you have a diagnosis--and a good treatment regimen, from the sounds of it.
Not to mention that job stuff!! ;-)

Extraneus

Pelosi Slams Jobs Report: ‘Strong Employment Numbers Mean Little’

"May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch," Pelosi said in a statement.

"Republicans’ cruel, cynical health care sabotage campaign is already spiking families’ premiums by double digits and pushing millions off their coverage, according to the nonpartisan CBO," she went on. "Big Pharma continues to hoard the benefits of the GOP tax scam, using their handouts to further enrich executives and shareholders instead of lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and sick kids. At the same time, the President’s reckless policies are exploding gas prices, wiping out the few meager gains that some families should have received from the GOP tax scam, as wages remain stagnant."

Old Lurker

Agree, Henry. Wake me up when he adds two more zeros.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Glad to see Drudge have an optimistic headline for once:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenecW5UYAAM0GY.jpg

Tom R

Porch,

Thanks for sharing that link. I’ve always been partial to Jimmy Buffett’s version of the song.

https://youtu.be/410igZAwwAU

henry

Ext, those big Pharma companies like the ones run by the daughter of a Dem Senator that jacked the price of epi-pens?

Bunch of evil Rs. /sarc

rich

congratulations on the job front and the relief PDinDetroit.

Extraneus

ZTE BRIBED AND SPIED ON AFRICAN OFFICIALS TO SNUFF OUT US CONTRACT

Chinese telecom giant ZTE bribed and spied on Libyan officials to undermine a U.S. company and get a telecommunications network contract, court documents allege.

In sworn statements, two senior executives at Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) said ZTE officials offered them 5 percent of the contract’s value if they would sabotage the U.S. company by giving them the contract, Fairfax Media reported on Thursday.

Court documents reveal that ZTE’s bribe — which included another “$30,000 in cash in a ‘brown paper bag’ … at a hotel in Liberia” to Alfred D. Bargor, a deputy managing director of LTC — was successful in undermining the contract with the U.S. company, Universal Telephone Exchange (UTE) Inc.

The managing director of LTC, Amara M. Kromah, was also offered the same bribe and said he received at least two “brown paper bags” of cash as well, he said in a testimony.

ZTE denied any wrongdoing, saying it “maintains a high standard of ethics and integrity in its business activities throughout the world,” the company told Fairfax Media in an email.

Tom R

Sundance on the trade war between the US and Canada. I like the term "winnamins" and the new drug "Growacet".

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/31/president-trump-responds-to-earlier-comments-from-canadian-prime-minister-justin-trudeau/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://nypost.com/2018/06/01/mom-of-slain-student-said-meeting-trump-was-like-talking-to-a-toddler/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

They have grabbed one portion of one woman's statement for this headline, which is reprehensible. Many were appreciative.

rich

the ig report still delayed?

Mueller rehabilitating the Seychelles story - sanding down the edges -so it can serve as the capstone of the conspiracy.

Extraneus

REPORT: AVENATTI WENT TO DEEP POCKET DEMS FOR HELP IN STORMY DANIELS CASE — NO LUCK

According to the report, Avenatti went to political adviser Mike Berkowitz and was referred to David Brock, who has raised some $65 million for liberal causes in the last two years. Brock’s American Bridge funding group donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and raised $200,000 near the end of it to encourage more women to come forward and accuse Trump of sexual misconduct.

American Bridge opted not to donate to Avenatti, however, “because the group’s leaders concluded it was not a good use of their money.”

When asked, Avenatti denied knowing Brock, Berkowitz, or Bradley Beychok (who serves as president of American Bridge) — but he said he could not be certain that none of his associates had spoken to them. He explained, “We’ve contacted people on the right and the left relating to a variety of issues. We have not sought any money from anyone on the right or the left.”

Avenatti also claimed that he had been offered money from both sides of the aisle and had turned it down because he could not allow the case to be politicized.

Reality Winner

Two things..

Price at Pump...beer cans.. ;)

rse

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/reframing_the_gun_debate as about "saving lives" not "taking away guns".

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

ust a few weeks ago, I could not have imagined where I am at. Nothing short of miraculous.

So glad for you, PD!

Anyone else having trouble with Skype for Win 10? I have it open while I'm working and sometimes I get pinged and it doesn't show up til I close it and reopen and then the missing pings show up. I NEED to be 'live' while working at it is frustrating as hell!

Gentlejim

KK,
The music does bring out a certain mood or maybe the mood brings out the music. Good times either way. :)

henry

Steph, I saw some tweets by tech analysts yesterday complaining that Microsoft couldn't make Skype work for their e-meeting.

James D.

Huffington Post Doxes Pro-Trump Writer, Gets Her Husband Fired… And Now They’re Targeting Her Brother!

Legalizing duels would do a lot to prevent this kind of thing.

Kevlar Kid

I took exception yesterday re MiKe Obama's involvement in the Roseanne firing.

I still do. Until there is proof. My theory is the suggested influence of the ValJarr-Obamas Power Triad is more formidable if it remains shadowy and "undocumented." That's the real play here--- hence no corroboration.

Iger didn't talk to Michelle Obama. And who allegedly did speak to her and take their cue based on her "rage"--- that is still an unverified rumor.

See the photo of the punk ass who offered the "tweet heard around the world."

However, there is more than meets my crossed-eyes.

And it has little to do with Roseanne's comments about the Flying Monkey Jarrett.

This was about her show and it being a magnet for a Trumpian audience and the estimated $1 billion in ad revenue projected to come. So why would a board of directors take it in the shorts because Mike Obama was enraged?

Could the show had near lethal impact on the mid-terms?

AT has an incisive look at the "confidentially sourced" rumor monger punk ass who tweeted about Mookie Wookie's involvement in the firing.

From the article:

So what are we left with as this bizarre week draws to an end?

No one who was mentioned in Cornett's tweet has denied what he reported.

That in itself doesn't prove anything.

The cancelation of Roseanne's show was awfully sudden – within a few hours of her offensive tweet.

In its actions, ABC blew off a franchise that may have been worth close to $1 billion in advertising revenue.

Who else in 2018 America has the degree of cachet and influence to insist that that kind of decision be taken?"

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/did_michelle_obama_successfully_lobby_abc_tvs_president_to_fire_roseanne.html#ixzz5HBrC2ipz

Tom R

the ig report still delayed?

There are no reports of that at all. "Early June" is still the public release timeframe.

jimmyk

Wake me up when he adds two more zeros.

I'm going to jump over to the veranda and say that 24,000 is a good start considering how hard it is to fire anyone, and that his recent civil service order would seem to presage much bigger cuts coming down the line.

jimmyk

Off?

henry

on the IG report, Grassley delayed his committee meeting from June 5 to June 11. Make of it what you will.

rich

Posted by: Extraneus | June 01, 2018 at 12:01 PM

if we play our cards right, she could be president!

lucky us.

rse

kk-i was stuck resting knee last night and caught lead-ins to both nbc and abc and both simply refer to it as the "racist tweet". Obnoxious, yes. Horrific, yes.

Racist? Only if every factual criticism graphically expressed in a tacky manner about someone with certain racial backgrounds is deemed racist.

I still think it was about the ties to the mb and basically bringing valjar out into the open.

Is a graphic comment about altgeld gardens racist?

rich

Posted by: Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma | June 01, 2018 at 12:11 PM

sounds like a service is stalling when Skype is running ...

Beasts of England

Excellent, Porch - thank you!! :)

Gentlejim

Robin,
I believe “shithole” as a descriptor has already been determined to be racist.

:)

Eye Doctor

This is an important piece.

SOURCES: Trey Gowdy Blocked Investigation Into The FBI
https://bigleaguepolitics.com/sources-trey-gowdy-blocked-investigation-into-the-fbi/

Extraneus

So now we have a theory about how VJ pissed Roseanne off. She was calling the network complaining about Roseanne's tweets about the Obamas' Netflix deal. Makes sense.

Porchlight

Welcome Beasts. And thanks Tom R, I hadn't known about the Buffett cover but it is excellent. You know a song is great when covers can be so divergent, mood-wise.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The Atlanta Federal Reserve's latest forecast: 4.8% — June 1, 2018

The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 is 4.8% on June 1, up from 4.7% on May 31st.

We MAY reach 5% real GDP folks!!https://t.co/5YFVGc7e0i pic.twitter.com/FR77PYtxUe

— Baba97 (@Baba9773) June 1, 2018

Chart at link.

Old Lurker

Jimmy, you know I am a "what have you done for me lately" kinda guy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/390228-london-bridges-falling-down-curious-origins-of-fbis-trump-russia-probe

henry

Dem investors and client's money. A bad combination every time:

From 2012 through March 2017, Dean Mustaphalli allegedly invested his clients’ money in his hedge fund without their knowledge, and when the losses started to add up he blamed it on Brexit, “oil, bad markets and the election,” the New York attorney general’s office said, according to the Journal. Mustaphalli also allegedly told one investor prior to Nov. 8, 2016, that they would get their money back if Hillary Clinton won the election, the paper writes, citing the attorney general’s office.

http://financialadvisoriq.com/c/1988473/229144

PDinDetroit

PD, I've got a whole bunch of questions, which you may not want to answer here--
does somebody have your email? I have some ways to reach people.

But, if you don't care--
Why did they let you suffer so long? Who made that call??
What was the point of you being hospitalized?
There isn't anything about an LP that requires a person to be in a hospital--you can have that any day, any hour of the week as an outpatient, so I am very confused about this management.
This could have been diagnosed months ago.

Glad you have a diagnosis--and a good treatment regimen, from the sounds of it.
Not to mention that job stuff!! ;-)

PDinDetroit at gmail dot com

I had an upper respiratory bug that also set-off my asthma really bad for six weeks. Since they specialize in head/neck pain only, they could not bring me in while I was sick (agreement with the hospital). It was important for the neck procedures that they did as well, cannot be performed while I was sick.

While in the hospital, I was on IV Protocol 3x per day of DHE, Benedryl, and Zofran/Reglan (DHE Burst outpatient for 3 days was ineffective). We did Bilateral Occiptal Nerve Blocks (ineffective), C2-C3-C4 Bilateral Facet Blocks (partially effective - RFA at similar location is something that is highly effective), C7-T1 CESI (steroids) (effective), and the Lumbar Puncture (effective). We also had 12 different potential Abortive Meds, which I could try 3 per day and tried 10 (3 of which are now part of the daily preventative meds). I even tried Oxygen which actually made the migraines worse.

I am in full agreement that we could have tried the LP earlier in the process, but my migraine/sleep doc at MHNI had a serious health condition for the past 1.5 years and is not out of the woods just yet. 2017 was a great year and the migraines were controlled for the most part (80%). 2018 had crazy weather and barometric pressure/weather fronts were going from one extreme to the other, which set-off the migraines terribly bad. As I had an undiagnosed migraine cause, have borderline hypertension, and am overweight, those should have set-off the trigger to have a Lumbar Puncture.

Most neurologists seem to have the opinion that they "cannot treat the weather", so weather-affected migraines really go untreated. The only clinic that I have seen work with weather-affected migraines is the Mayo Clinic in MN. I was on the way there next if I didn't get any relief from MHNI.

So, I have neck issues and IH identified for causes of the migraines so far. I will be seeing my eye doc this next week to ensure that IH is not affecting my eyesight. As I had excess fluid in the right eardrum and the pain is mostly right-sided, I will going to see my Ear Doc as well (it may be that the excess CSF fluid built-up in the ear instead of passing normal pathways).

I will likely be going to my back doc and having the other members of the practice that deal with cervical spine concerns give me another opinion/options. I may even go to my surgeon that did the C4-C5 ACDF to see if there is something he can do for the conditions.

Doctors have what is called a "practice". Guess who they practice on?

We are called patients, which is what we are supposed to have while they practice on us.

Beasts of England

Have you seen ImperatorRex's twitterings this morning, Miss Marple?

Jane

PD,

I'm so happy for you!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

No, I haven't, Beasts. Will go look now.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5795351/US-unemployment-falls-3-8-May-lowest-18-years.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

"Trump's Golden Friday"

Jack is Back!

Isn't the Atlanta Fed wrong most of the time in their estimates? I seem to remember none of their projections during the Obama years being realized.

But then I could be wrong and have them confused with the 9th circuit:)

Captain Hate

Moar winning:

Letters to the dimwitted jizzmops publishing DownBeat told them to STFU on NeverTrump garbage.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I only report. I don't do financial analysis, as I am a bear with small brain when it comes to that stuff.

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