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July 02, 2018

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Frau Steingehirn

Still thinking about sbw's wonderful father and family.

Jane

Barrett has lots of fans, 7 children and will drive the left crazy - one of her best qualifications!

Old Lurker

Frau, the measure of the Father can be seen in our feelings for his son, and his relationship with us at JOM.

daddy

Me too, Frau.

Saw that SBW's pop was with the 222nd regiment of the 42nd Rainbow division, which liberated Dachau. For that amazing generation another saying that applied was this from MacArthur's farewell speech:

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.

sbw

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. Dad passed away peacefully about an hour ago.

That was our wish. A soft landing. Again, thank you.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

206 Liberal Suicide Alert

My neighborhood (which is 99% liberal/leftist) has an online "discussion forum" where neighbors can post notices and exchange info. usually it's "My cat ran away - -anyone seen it?" or "Schwinn 10-speed for sale," and stuff like that. But every now and then there are serious discussions -- especially when someone comes on to announce that they were the victim of a crime in the neighborhood. Which is exactly what happened yesterday.

A neighbor came on the bard and said that the night before she heard a suspicious sound in front of her house and then her motion-detector lights came on, she looked out the window and saw a man in her driveway trying to break into her house. She woke up her husband who yelled out the window that he was gonna call 911 if he didn't leave immediately, and then a second man also became visible -- he had been in the garage trying to steal stuff -- and both men ran away. So, the woman warned -- be on the lookout for burglars!

First neighbor replied: Well, DID you call the cops? Answer: No, because they ran away.

Second neighbor replied: Well, if you didn't call the cops, can we at least have a description of the perps so we can know who to look out for?

It was at this point all hell broke loose: Everyone erupted in outrage at the second questioner!

Why are you asking that? Are you a racist? Are you TRYING to promote racism? Racial profiling is evil!

Second questioner: Wait wait wait, I didn't say anything about race, I just wanted a description!

Everyone: Well, wouldn't the description have as its primary attribute the suspects' RACE? What you're really asking to know is if the perps were black are not, isn't it? You're just seeking to promote stereotypes! We don't want your kind around here!!11!!!1!!

Unreal.

I ain't got nothin' left to say.
Posted by: zombie at July 02, 2018 03:04 PM (c+2jX)

sbw

daddy!

Startling to see that patch after all these years. We “borrowed” dad’s patches as kids to play army throughout the neighborhood back yards!

Jane

From Insty:

LEFTWING EXPERTS AGREE, WE MUST CLOSE THE BORDER — FOR THE WOMEN: “The United States must immediately close its border for the benefit of women in nearby countries, who, if allowed in, will face more dangerous conditions than they did in the countries they left. Now that we know what we know, it’s the only humanitarian option.”

Last month, Heather Mac Donald explored the left’s paradoxical views on immigration at City Journal in a piece titled, “America the Horrible?” “Progressives say that the United States is racist and misogynist, but they still want everyone in the world to come here.“

Jane

So sorry SBW, but the obituary you wrote made it a lovely ending.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

Prayers for all of you. I am glad his leaving was peaceful.

narciso

carrying over from the other thread:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-deutsche-bank-report/deutsche-bank-denies-manager-magazin-report-on-kushner-idUSKBN1FB1SG

looks like more fake news,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is big: in response to today's motion, the Court has, on its own, set the matter for a status hearing. General Flynn will be in attendance.

July 10. Mark your calendars. pic.twitter.com/oeuuOKR9O9

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 2, 2018

Stephaie linked this on the last thread. As she said, it seems important.

Screen cap of docket at the link.

Beasts of England

I'm very sorry to hear that news, sbw. May peace be with you and your family.

Jack is Back!

Wasn't Obama's grandfather at the liberation of Dachau or was that another camp?

sbw, kudos to your Dad for his service. They really don't make them like him and my Dad anymore.

daddy

Bless you, SBW.

So glad Pop passed peaceful.

Extraneus

Condolences, SB.

Extraneus

Tom R sniffed it out as fake just based on who reported it. Heh.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1013861452543905793.html

Formatted thread of unseen1 about TDS which I posted earlier.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

As does this:

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018%2006%2029%20RHJ%20to%20DOJ%20IG%20Horowitz%20re%202016%20Election%20Review.pdf


Condolences, SBW.

daddy

Clarice,

When you pop up, if you have any thoughts on Miss M's 03:25, saying that apparently Judge Sullivan has scheduled a Flynn Hearing on 10 July, I'd love your thoughts on what that might mean.

Tom R

Tom R sniffed it out as fake just based on who reported it. Heh

The number of fake news reports on Kushner family finances is in competition with the number of fake news reports of GEN Kelly getting fired/resigning as Chief of Staff. It gives CNN/MSNBC something to bloviate over for a couple of news cycles but that's about it.

Jane

Daddy,

It's a "status" hearing which usually means that both sides have to report on where they are at. The Judge can push them, or say - "fine, thanks".

Miss Marple the Deplorable

LStephanie,

That link you provided at 3:36 seems important to me, too.

Looks like Senator Johnson has been paying attention!

Dave (in MA)

RIP, Mr. Waters.

Pinandpuller

You only have to change five of nine hearts and minds.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump Retweeted

Homeland Security
‏Verified account @DHSgov
6h6 hours ago

Today, DHS, @CBP, and @ICEgov will be sharing stories of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day with the sole objective of protecting our nation. Make sure to follow to see stories that have not been widely reported.

Kevlar Kid

Tom R:

i left you some substantive replies on the dying thread.

Kev

Jane

Is Kentucky Conservative Judge Amul Thapur Trump’s Second Supreme Court Pick?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/is-kentucky-conservative-judge-amul-thapur-trumps-second-supreme-court-pick/

he'd be the first Indian American on the court. Let's watch the dems bitch about that.

daddy

Really enjoyed this from Miss M, at 03:34 above.

1. I think people are misdiagnosing trump derangement syndrome, at least for the leaders of the Dem/gope party. It's not that the leaders have gone crazy. It may look like it. No it's because Trump makes it impossibke to lie.

2. For instance a secure border. For the last 24 years at least the uniparty has been able to lie. They have been able to say and vote for a secure border know full well it would never be secured. In other words they were able to lie and get away with it.

3. With Trump they can't do that anymore. You see they know he will build the wall, secure the border. They can't go to their donors and say he is joking. It's just politics let us vote for this to appease the people and we promise it will never be built.

4. Nope with Trump they have to be truthful...

Heck of a good point.

rse

sbw-so sorry for your loss. Glad though that it happened in as gentle a manner as possible with time for closure.

From what you wrote it was a life well lived.

Kevlar Kid

our four day prayer vigil for all who left this fine day, sbw, begins at 3pm PST.

reflecting.

Pinandpuller

Texas neighborhood forum:

Please describe the caliber of the rounds you left in the burglar's abdomen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/01/watch-walkaway-movement-to-abandon-liberalism-goes-viral/

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Well shit... I was pulling for the underdogs to win again.

Japan gave it their all. Just got caught short on the defensive end. Happens when you push forward a bit too far.

Jack is Back!

Never count out the Belgians. How about those red apples?

We are dellrious. Of course. Even hung the flag today on the other side of our American flag which flies every day, even at night above the light.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Stephanie,

ChiTown said most of those questions were asked during his testimony and he assumed that they weren't answered because of things already being turned over to Huber.

However, he points out the use of "servers" instead of "server" and wonders if a lot more people had their own servers, which would be a REAL mess! It could just be an error in phrasing, but what if....?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/nyregion/harvey-weinstein-sex.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Third victim added. Could be facing life imprisonment.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

That would be an interesting turn of events, MM. Each having incriminating evidence on the other's machines, so to speak.

daddy

It's a "status" hearing which usually means that both sides have to report on where they are at.

Thanks Jane,

So something completely sensible and understandable. How unexpected from a DC Court:)

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Truepundit (grain of salt) is reporting the judge is PO'd. Who knows. Could be or not.

Jack is Back!

We are winding down from shouting, cussing, finger pointing, criticism, damning and just getting up and stomping our feet, to champagne and vodka tonics. This would be the equivalent of watching the game on the ledge and seeing the verandah win.

My 92 year old FIL in Belgium actually stayed up and watched it, with his pacemaker still working:)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq34TEul1fs

White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders. Should start shortly. White House live stream.

daddy

Sara Sanders about to do a Presser. If nobody minds I think I'll try to do a bit of rapid fire live transcriptions to get my fingers back in practice. I'm wondering how many "Red Hen" questions we'll get, probably more to the side of "Why did you break the Law and use official stationary to call out Red Hen, and should you resign and be prosecuted? BTW, Market about to close 30 points up after being almost 200 down earlier.

jimmyk

Condolences, sbw.

lurkersusie

sbw,
Sorry for your loss.

Those we love don't walk away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.


Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

That would be great if you would do that. Not everyone can tune into the live stream due to work and such, so your transcripts would be very helpful!

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Founder of #walkaway to be on Carlson tonight.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Don Jr suggestS Liawatha name the dog Sniffing Bull.


LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/99747-czech-salt-cellars-unusual-soccer-intagl?in=collection-3198

Repost from 5 years ago by Collectors' Weekly in honor of the World Cup. Czech salt cellars from the 20's and 30's with soccer designs!

clarice feldman

Daddy, I have no idea--but I suspect he wants to know if all the exculpatory material has been turned over; what's the hang up; and how long must we wait for material the prosecution should have had in hand when it filed the charges..Sullivan seems to me to have no great respect for the DOJ or FBI after the Stevens fiasco they pulled in his courtroom,and if he suspects this is a ploy to keep hidden the fact the case is a stinker, he may throw it out or sanction Mueller. That's just my speculation. (Duda probably has a contrary hot tip from Mother Jones or some other unrelaibale source to share on this.)

daddy

Sara: Starts off talking about the arrest of the Ohio guy supporting Al Quada terror assister.

Mentions Pompeo's upcoming trip to North Korea.

Mentions new guy tabbed to head the VA.

Questions:

1) Question on is Trump still committed to appointing Pro Life Judges? Sara: replies that Trump wants Judges committed to upholding the Constitution.

2) Is Roe V Wade sealed Law? Sara: Wont' go into detail. Same answer as above.

3) Any concern the Prez has that the No'rks are continuing on with their Nuke program and seeking to conceal their actions? Sara: We aren'r going to confirm or deny Intel reports. We are still making progress, and Sec Pompeo will head there shortly

4) How can the Public evaluate that progress? Sara: Well in the last 8 moths they haven't seen missile launches, nuke detonations, and the conversations continue. progress is being made.

5) Who are the 4 Judicial candidates that the President (met? Garbled) Sara: The Prez is being very thoughtful. He met with 4 people today. and he will continue meetings thru the rest of the week.

Jack is Back!

Those Thai soccer kids are under rescue right now by the Thai SpecOps SEALS. Amazing story. A week in a cave under water. Belgian and USA SpecOps and divers working it.

The coach was an idiot to take those kids there during rain season.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I agree. We have a lot of caves in southern Indiana and one of the big warnings is not to go down into them when it is raining or if rain is expected.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Is there anyway we can get Jim Acosta to ask a question about the Red Hen, without offering his a bl*w job from Hillary or Putin?

lurkersusie

Not the smartest appointment by Sessions

Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
AG Sessions has appointed White House lawyer Uttam Dhillon as acting administrator of the DEA. You may remember Dhillon from a NYT story in January that reported that he withheld info from Trump about the president's ability to fire James Comey
https://t.co/kCrl9n0MHA?amp=1

Dave (in MA)

Who gave the Indian guy the authority to claim she's welcome at any Indian restaurant?

Dave (in MA)

Who's the douche who yelled out a question about separated children after she left? I'm sure there will be an MSM claim that the administration refused to answer the question.

daddy

6) Can you comment on the Media report that Cavanaugh and Barrett are at the tip of the list?
Sara: Won't get into specifics.

7) on Saturday Trump tweeted "Repubs, vote for Goodlatte2" On Sunday he tweeted "I never pushed the House Repubs to vote for either Goodlatte 1 or 2." Why would he lie about something like that?
Sara: He didn't The president has talked all along about the priorities we support that we want to see reflected in Legislation. At the same time the Prez was not aggressively lobbying members because he knew that Dem's in the Senate would not come to the table and focus on solutions. They were playing political games.We could have gotten it thru the House but it doesn't work if we can't get it thru the Senate, and Senate Dem's made it abundantly clear they don't want to fix it.

8) Can you confirm if North Korea's Kim is coming to New York?
Sara: We have no announcements or plans at this time.

9) 2 of the 5 being looked at for the Court are women. Blah, blah, blah?
Sara: I won't get into any of those details

10) Does the Prez want a Conservative woman on the Supreme Court?
Sara: The Prez would like to see somebody on the court who meets the qualifications that I have laid out. That is what he is focused on.

11) Canada responded with their own tariffs? What is the response to Canada's actions?
Sara: we have been nice to canada for years while they've taken advantage of us, particularly our farmers. Lets drop all tariffs and all barriers. Escalating tariffs does nothing to help fix the broken system.

12) John Bolton leaves the door open to allow Russia's annexation of the Crimea to be Legal. Will you rule out acknowledging that annexation?
Sara: We do not recognize Russia's attempt to annex Crimea. We agree to disagree. Our Crimea sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Russia agrees to return Crimea to Ukraine.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1002535507656519680.html

Imperator Rex on Horowitz, some things he has noticed,, and powers that the IG has which people didn't know about.

James D.

Condolences for your loss, sbw.

James D.

GoIng on topic...why on Earth should I spend one nanosecond thinking about what a deranged loon like Patterico has to say about anything?

Porchlight

I'm so sorry, sbw. But I'm glad for your dad and for you all that it was peaceful.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

NOTE:

That Imperator Rex thread was from lat May or early June. I just noticd it had been retweeted by someone. I do wish people wouldn't do that without attaching an alert.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Harold Finch liked
Brit Hume
‏Verified account @brithume
6m6 minutes ago

The Gorsuch appointment, the string of 5-4 SCOTUS decisions with him in the majority, and the Kennedy vacancy has left the never-Trump right standing on a shrinking sliver of ground. After all, they thought HRC would have been preferable.

Porchlight

lurkersusie, I'm probably not going to believe the NYT re: Dhillon or anyone/anything else.

5) Who are the 4 Judicial candidates that the President (met? Garbled) Sara: The Prez is being very thoughtful. He met with 4 people today. and he will continue meetings thru the rest of the week.

daddy,

CBS reported this morning that the choice was already narrowed down to Kavanaugh and Barrett. So somebody must be wrong unless Trump is deliberately wasting candidates' time.

I wonder if the CBS report was another leak trap.

Kevlar Kid

That I-Rex thread is sensational. DiGenova's piece on Brennan: "John Brennan should get a good lawyer."

worth the read.

Porchlight

The NeverTrump conservatives have made an aesthetic choice that they are trying to pass off as a moral choice.

They become more and more foolish-looking with each passing day.

Another Bob

That thread is a month old MM.

Another Bob

Never mind /emilylitella

Jack is Back!

What I want to know, is how could a bunch of Ivy League educated people in Government think for one minute they could conspire to turn over the duly elected government of the United States?

I know. Because, they thought they could do.

narciso

Well it would seem smart to send Dhillon elsewhere if we get leaks from the dea we'll know what's up.

Dave (in MA)

They pulled it off about 45 years ago.

Kevlar Kid

my face is cranberry red, MM.

sometimes i am too eager. ;)

daddy

13) Would recognition be on the table of Rusia agrees to certain sanctions?
Sara: Won't get into that

14) On North Korea Prez said there is no more worry, but satellite shots show the N'orks are doing activity at their sites. and yesterday Bolton said it might take 1 year but press reports say 10 to 15 years. Can you update us.
Sara: Not going to confirm or deny any Intel. as far as Bolton's 1 year timeline he is correct it could be done in 1 year if they decided to do it.

15) Trump says he will talk to Putin about Election interference? Any idea if he'll talk about what happened and what will happen?
Sara: Won't go into that will update as things develop.

16) Election in Mexico. Will that cause problems with Nafta negotiations.
Sara: He and the new prez had a very constructive phone call already and a willingness for bot h parties to come together to make a deal. We are going to continue focusing on making sure we get a good deal for the US.

17) Is the Prez worried about Michael Cohen flipping?
Sara: As you know I am not going to answer a question on this topic and would refer you to the President's outside counsel.

18) The Eu and Canada have response by putting on Tariffs, and so has China and maybe Mexico. Is the US winning this battle and if so, how?
Sara: The Pres is focused on the long term not the short term and he wants to make sure we do things that help protect American workers and Industry and he is going to keep pushing to make sure we get good trade deals.WE have been in Trade deficits for years.

19) How long is the long term?
Sara: We're not setting a time frame. He would be happy to get rid of all tariffs and barriers right now.

20) would the Prez like to see Roe v Wade overturned?
Sara: Won't get into that specifically

21) on Noeth Korea, does th Prez still trust Kim?
Sara: We;ll continue going forward with the process

22) Is the Prez continuing anything other than leaving the WTO< and does he have a time table for that?
Sara: as Mnuchin and the Prez have said , that is not accurate about leaving the WTO, but he does have concerns. He wants the system fixed.

23) Does trump want McCain to resign?
Sara: haven't asked him that.

24) this Supreme Court choice is so important---why is the Prez moving so fast on this instead of taking his time and going slowly?
Sara: The Pres put out his list 2 years ago. and he made updates last year, so they have been looked at and scrutinized.

25) What does the prez want from the WTO?
Sara: An overall more fair trading system

26) Michael Cohen Did the Prez watch the Interview?
Sara: No response.

27) Sanctions on Russia What can you tell us about sanctions on Russian Election meddling?
Sara: No specifics won't go into that.

28) You said Trump was going to call Erdogan of Turkey on his election. Did he?
Sara: I know that they spoke. I don;t have the details. I'll get back to you on that.

29) Regarding Roe v Wade, he did say the Court will overturn Roe V Wade in the 3rd Debate. Is that still his position.
Sara: He is still pro life but in terms of the process of nominating a Justice as he said last week he is not going to discuss specific cases with his nominees.

30) China---any progress?
Sara: Nothing to report but negotiations continue


Miss Marple the Deplorable

Another Bob,

Yes, it is, as I noted after I posted it.

Sorry. I do wish people wouldn't re-tweet stuff without notification of age. I didn't notice because I was looking for the threadreaderapp version.

Buckeye

sbw, praying for you and your extended family.

Kevlar Kid

let's hope the #WalkAway demographic (don't want to jinx it by calling it a movement) can remain in the mode of "I am Spartacus" and not fall into the
501 c 3 pit, and "who represents #WalkAway" blah blah... media will be doing there customary "badjacketing" like they did with the Tea Party....

daddy

31) With Goodlatte Bills dead, is Prez open to anything that fixes everything?
Sara: We would have to see particulars but we are open to legislation that fixes the broken system. We would be happy if they'd show up to do their jobs in Congress since time is running short.

32) Chamber of Congress wants to oppose the President on the tariffs. Usuallu=y the Chamber of Commerce supports Republican presidents.
Sara: Prez is working to improve the lives of American workers and create a fairer Trade system. Thats what he wants to achieve.

33) (Hindu Reporter hard to understand) When will Prez visit India?
Sara: Down' know. and I can't understand the 2nd question

34) LAST QUESTION! Immigration. Trump threatens to cut foreign aide if other countries don't try to stop their people illegally immigrating here. What is it you want from them? What would be cut.
Sara: We would like to not have to cut because we would like to se them step up and do more to stop illegal immigration. We would like their help and their participation in stopping that flow. Thanks folks. Have a great day. Bye!

Comanche Voter

Years ago (before Patterico ever heard of Trump) Patterico was worth reading. Somehow he got infected with the Hell No Never Trump disease. He worships at that church--and has become unreadable. I dropped him several months ago. In the past he was very good on local Southern California issues and the general lousiness of the LA Times.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

kev,

Don't feel bad. The fault was mine for not noticing the time frame.

However, I did love that video of Joe DeGenova.

Kevlar Kid

MM: hey! you do a bang-up job putting credible information in front of my face each and every day.

that's some serious needle threading you do for us, MM.

caint begin to return the fav.

Kev

anonamom

sbw, so happy to learn it was a soft landing.
A gift to you all.
He leaves a wonderful legacy.

Extraneus

As for the topic of this thread, if she can't have personal views then neither can anyone else, including leftist justices. It would be an even more impossible standard for them, since they hardly ever base judgments on the Constitution, and I hope Trump nominates Barrett so the hypocrites on the left can be exposed. Also because of the contrast between her and the other ladies of the Court.

(Click to enlarge.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/07/trump-has-heart-of-gold-people-magazine.html

How times change.

Dotarder

Another Whore of Babylon, Ex?

Jack is Back!

Ex,

We cannot have a Cosmos girl as on the SCOTUS.

Charlie Barker

The clearest page documents a payment that has already been reported: a $62,500 wire transfer from March into a First Republic Bank account controlled by Cohen. This would fit with a series of payments reportedly from the Republican fundraiser, Elliott Broidy. He reportedly paid Cohen to negotiate a nondisclosure agreement with a former Playboy model with whom Broidy was romantically involved. A federal law enforcement source told BuzzFeed News that prosecutors already possessed some of the records dealing with Cohen’s financial transactions.

Charlie Barker

But, but...emails
..Clinton Foundation...

Wah..wah...wah

Extraneus
In 2002, she began teaching at the Notre Dame Law School, where she was named a Professor of Law in 2010, and, from 2014–17, held the Diane and M.O. Miller Research Chair of Law. Barrett continues to teach as a sitting judge.[9]

She is a member of the conservative Federalist Society.[10]

...

Amy Vivian Coney wed Jesse M. Barrett, now an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana; they have seven children.[23]

Barrett is a practicing Roman Catholic.[24] The New York Times reported that Barrett was a member of a small, tightly knit Christian group called People of Praise.[10]

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

daddy

According to Cool Liz on FOX Business, Maxine Waters is pissed at Schumer and Pelosi. Liz plays clip of maxine telling supporters to harass Repub Officials. followed by

Liz: ...telling supporters to harass Trump Officials, now she's mad at Senator Schumer and Minority Leader Pelosi. Schumer said "Her recent comments are Un-American." Pelosi said "They're unacceptable." Here's Maxine Waters firing back, saying "Chuck Schumer is all about staying in power." Plays that clip from MSNBC earlier today of her saying, in response to Schumer's comment, "Leadership will do anything to protect their Leadership, and so what I have to do is not focus on them."

Almost over now

Trump, for his part, has enormous power to punish or reward Cohen. As President, Trump can pardon him or use the full law-enforcement power of the federal government to punish him.

We are witnessing a grand, public Prisoner’s Dilemma, in which each man could, theoretically, destroy the other. Or, perhaps, they could work together to explain away any troubling information that comes out of the investigation of Cohen’s files. They can’t talk privately, because every interaction is likely to be scrutinized. Instead, they speak to each other through the media.

On Sunday morning, George Stephanopoulos reported on a lengthy, conversation he held with Cohen, the first such interview Cohen has given since his office, home, and hotel room were searched by F.B.I. agents, in April. The interview appeared to dramatically shift the playing field against the President. When asked if he was still loyal to the President, Cohen replied, “To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty.” He also gave other signs that he was no longer interested in publicly proclaiming his loyalty to the President, saying that Trump was wrong to call the ongoing Mueller investigation a “witch hunt” and to disparage the F.B.I. for investigating Cohen.

rse

So Ga enacted a hands free distrcted driving law that went into effect yesterday. Red, who has a bluetooth device embedded in steering wheel and sound system, just called to say there are cops everywhere determined to break people of the habit of holding their phone while driving.

Will be interesting how many tickets get written today. My understanding is tourists are being warned on electronic billboards as they enter the state.

Militants are Back

Trumpkins have awakened the sleeping giant

Dave (in MA)

Extraneus | July 02, 2018 at 05:17 PM, you mean how, unlike the others, she wouldn't fit in as an extra in a Star Wars cantina scene?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rse,

Why don't people use the speaker on their phone? I almost always use it because I have a bad habit of hitting the disconnect button with my chin (older iPhone).

If someone calls me in the car I put it on speaker and lay it in my lap or in the passenger seat.

Orange is in fashion

We have a guy who writes for The Federalist and who is an editor at First Things, the latter a journal of faith that occasionally functions as a Catholic fanzine for Protestant fundamentalism. (Motto: Thanks for Not Calling the Pope 'the Whore of Babylon' Anymore). That alone should have set off alarms you could hear in Paramus. But then the piece arrives and, glorioski, is it bananas.

Baffling as it may be to elites, Mr. Trump embodies a real if imperfect model of family values. People familiar with the purple family model tend to view his alienation from his children’s mother as normal and his closeness to his children as exceptional and admirable. I saw this among my acquaintances in Nebraska. Even those from red families were more likely than my acquaintances in New York to know someone who has had a child out of wedlock or is subject to a restraining order. Mr. Trump’s purple family values may even explain some of his populist appeal. Global leaders like Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker appear to have stable and loving marriages. But their childlessness makes them worse exemplars of family values in the eyes of some non-elites than divorcees who have multiple children — a category that includes Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s far-right League party, and Marine Le Pen, of France’s National Rally party, as well as Donald Trump. Contempt for elite respectability is reflected not only in the respective party platforms, but in the personal lives of these populist leaders.
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Hitler. Dogs. I know, right?

It’s obvious now that, in the deepest circles of wingnut rhetorical hell, “elites” has replaced even “liberal” as shorthand for “Everything I hate and fear. Ick. Cooties.” (Here’s torture-enthusiast Marc Thiessen—Upper East Side, Taft School and Vassar—working the same popstand.) I know my share of people who were born and live in Nebraska, and none of them are as deeply, weirdly twisted as this guy is. Does this bear any resemblance to anyone who has been Donald Trump in the last 70 years? The New York Times: All The Fits Is News We Print.

 --------peter

Prayers going out to the sbw family. Your dad was a remarkable guy.

Catsmeat

I'm so sorry about your dad, sbw. Daddy posted Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar" in honor of your dad, and it may be worth knowing that this poem, about dying and coming to God, was one that Tennyson insisted always be printed last in all the editions of his poetry (because it was a message of ultimate importance). God bless you and your family. Your dad was obviously a great man.

Kevlar Kid

GO IRISH!

rse

You cannot touch your phone anymore while the car is in motion or even while you are at a traffic light. So your method would not work here anymore and yes it is a real problem for people in older vehicles.

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