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August 20, 2018

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Jane

Hey!

henry

could argue that e-sports are 100% booth review. But voyeurs gotta voy or something.

rse

I am not familiar with the asness money, but I have heard arthur brooks speak and am familiar with much of what aei pushes in education and who it honors and what ideas it pushes in conferences we are not invited to. Calling aei 'conservative' is merely a means of deflection in just how very progressive their programs actually tend to be when properly deciphered.

Captain Hate

Willowed

Peter Singer was the WFB benefactor when the employed GPS Fusion and was also Rubio's big backer during the primaries.

I think that's Paul Singer; Peter is the nutty academic that wants to abort everyone.

Marlene

Good Morning! We're leaving for Jackson Hole on Friday and I just read that the central bankers are meeting there this week-end. Maybe we can crash a cocktail party! Ha.

narciso79

Interesting detail I found out about one of signers of that letter re Brennan Dennis Bowden he was in charge of the pdb, in the first year of w.

rse

marlene-we have a family friend who has lived in jackson hole for at least 40 years. When we took the kids after yellowstone, she shared that too many of the raft companies that navigate the snake float trips are not as careful as they ought to be.

This is who she recommended to us and they still appear to be well-regarded. https://barkerewing.com/

Miss Marple

Update on my Social Security: the payment was processed but it takes 10 BUSINESS days so I should receive my money later this week. The lady double-checked my routing and account number for me just to be sure.

I want to say that the Indianapolis SS office has been unfailingly helpful, friendly, and polite. None of this is their fault. I imagine a bad actor where the payment info is processed diverted my payment.

Miss Marple

Marlene,

You can be an agent behind enemy lines!! LOL!

I love Jackson Hole! Climbed up to stand on the Teton Glacier when I was out west working on my degree. (This is something I would not attempt now as it required inching along a ledge. I was a lot stupider when I was younger.)

Robin, a fed up deplorable

It’s interesting to compare Steyn and Goldberg. I really liked Jonah Goldberg prior to his TDS. He was a great source for movies and shows to watch, had a great sense of humor, and seemed genial and low key. Mark Steyn, on the other hand, required small doses of his sardonic and sometimes nasty humor. TDS has completely flipped my opinion of the two men. Steyn appreciates Trump’s fighter instinct, I suspect that’s because he’s been embroiled in his own legal battles, and Goldberg acts like a petulant child who really didn’t earn his place at the table that he’s now afraid of losing.

The last three years have been very illuminating.

MM, glad you’re getting your money.

Any of you Cleveland people have an in to getting tickets to this:
http://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirrors#tickets

Miss Marple

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/402184-booming-economy-kept-promises-making-america-great-again

Corey Lewandowski writes in The Hill.

Marlene

rse,the daughter planned a float ride for this week-end,I'm not sure the name of the company. My sister-in-law is our hostess,her two adult kids have been there with her since last week. I think our nephew will still be there when we arrive. He hit the road in a Ford Econoline van that he fitted out as a camper. He left NH earlier this year and has already been across the country. He's hiked mountains from the Appalachians to the Cascades on his trip.

Ralph L

I wouldn't trust any company that makes floats out of snakes. It can't be pleasant for the waving girls either.

jimmyk

The last three years have been very illuminating.

They certainly have. The flip side of losing respect for people like Kristol and Goldberg is gaining it for Horowitz, Steyn, et al.

Miss Marple

My question is why he is wearing a tie and carrying flowers. Video at link.

"I had a late night and was still feeling a bit tired this morning," said Oliver Reed as he boarded his plane to Libya in a silk dressing gown. https://t.co/sEDbajhVU9

— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) August 20, 2018
Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

If Asness is pronounced ASS-ness then I think its entirely appropriate Jonah Goldberg is its first occupant.

henry

Whatever...

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

Profs claim voter ID laws 'disenfranchise' transgender voters campusreform.org/?ID=11229

Miss Marple

This person dressed up as their dog’s favorite toy pic.twitter.com/42GWznujNZ

— Adorable Retrievers 🐶 (@RetrieversPic) August 19, 2018

Video at link.

Sbwaters

I was a lot stupider when I was younger.

Now, please. Don’t sell yourself short.

[Ducks and runs. ;-) ]

Miss Marple

Alrighty, SBW. I'll get you for that!

LOL!

Ralph L

Those of you who haven't watched The Crown on Netflix, it has some pretty good music. Builds again at 3:50.

Captain Hate

Any of you Cleveland people have an in to getting tickets to this:

I saw it and wrote about it at the time a month or so ago. It was the happiest art exhibit I've ever attended; that was surely the intention of Kusama.

Being members of the museum meant we got free tickets, I think (Mrs H handles all that). It's running through September so the demand might ease off but I have no subsequent ability to snag more.

jimmyk

The NYT jumps the shark and endorses Zephyr Teachout for NY State AG. If you're not familiar with her, per Politico:

Progressive favorite Zephyr Teachout promises to retool the powerful New York prosecutor’s office to go straight after Donald Trump.
Miss Marple

The NeverTrump fish stinks from the head all the way down. https://t.co/r3zNZiajXE

— Cardinal Curmudgeon (@Gimblin) August 20, 2018

Link goes to article.

Captain Hate

I still think Kristol is the mouthpiece of Paul Singer and Hayes got tired of doing it and removed himself from the situation. If I were jim nj I'd complain that I'm just talking to myself...

Ralph L

TWS has an ad for a Trump-engraved rifle as a recent back page. WTF?

Old Lurker

."I think that's Paul Singer; Peter is the nutty academic that wants to abort everyone."

Whereas Paul is the Hedge Fund guy who also pisses people off with regularity.

I am having dinner tomorrow with an international CEO who had a brutal, public, very public, spat with the guy. I will have fun probing for tidbits.

:-)

narciso

My former fishwrap, endorsed an alien abductee for Ileanas seat, holy Dana sully.

Bartiromo had a very good conversation with Rudy, instead of f chuck who is due for his waterboarding.

narciso

Maybe the daily caller caught a snippet:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/18/rudy-giuliani-discusses-status-of-mueller-investigation/amp/

clarice feldman

I think Paul Singer also funds the Washington Examiner. The latter is often quite good.

Old Lurker

I thought so too, Clarice.

narciso

And the free beacon on balance is pretty good, they keep their snark under decks.

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

I agree about Hayes taking himself off. He had an interesting post this week pointing out Clapper's numerous falings and why he probably should have his clearance removed.

Do you remember when Hayes left for time off in Europe or parts far away? I would like to know if something happened about then to prompt his departure.

He's another one who disappointed me, as I thought he was level headed. All of a sudden, he would appear on Fox sputtering like Daffy Duck.

JM Hanes

Speaking of/to jim nj:

"Apologies if I seem I'm in war-mongering mode, but there are large opportunities here, if managed correctly."

Your suggestions don't sound like warmongering to me. One of the things that made me leery of Michael Flynn was his active support for the Erdogan crowd. It seemed to me to be more than the kind of blandishments Trump uses to make sure the channels to peeps like Kim Jong Un stay open.

I blame Colin Powell for initiating the downward trajectory in our relationships there. He was too busy sucking up in the DC swamp to pay attention to what was going on. You'd think with his military background that the one thing he could have gotten right diplomatically was making sure that the primary transit of route of the U.S. big guns and heavy equipment into Iraq at the outset of the war was good to go on the political side. That failure right there should have given President Bush a clue about where Powell's priorities and usefulness lay. He just wasn't paying attention as the Turkish turn to despotism and creeping islamist fundamentalism took hold. It seems to me that the signs were pretty clear and the steps in the progression pretty damn familiar, and not just in retrospect. Of course, President Bush, himself, may not have been cynical enough to recognize, if not accept, the slow degradation of modern western culture there.

I agree that there are immense opportunities in the current rather chaotic circumstances, an independent Kurdistani ally among them. I suspect that this administration recognizes that, but there is also immense, not entirely predictable, volatility there too, especially when you factor in the whole love hate thing with Putin, who does not want to pull out that foot he's finally gotten back in the middle eastern door that Nixon/Kissenger shut in Russia's face.

maryrose

I am not accusing anyone of anything until I have the facts.
Beating a dead horse wrt Goldberg and Kristol- non players.
Starting to agree with OL and CH most of the time.
Jimmyk always adds good food for thought.
Catsmeat:
Good luck on your new school year.

maryrose

Turkey did not offer the ability for us o use their air space during the Iraq war.
Never been a reliable ally.No wonder the Kurds hate them.

narciso

Hey jm how have you been, erdogan was always an interesting character, I didn't realize how interesting since I read pamuks tale some years ago, the Turks and the Kurds have a complex relationship that is probably a Gordian knot, no one can cut.

Interesting the wife of one of these foreign policy zampolit, Dani ridrik is the daughter of one of those purged generals under the first scares that he and given arranged.

maryrose

We don’t have all the facts wrt Steve Hayes’departure.
Maybe he got tired of spouting the anti- Trump bile.

Extraneus

I think that's Paul Singer

Thanks for the correction. Never really heard of the guy until I read about the GPS Fusion link to Washington Free Beacon.

maryrose

So when does the Dow hit 26,000 and the S and P 3000?

Old Lurker

"Starting to agree with OL and CH most of the time."

Proving your great wisdom and judgement of character, Maryrose.

Just be sure to leave yourself an escape hatch in case Trump does pull a Godfather Scene and wins the midterms walking away.

I am looking for good crow recipes in the Termomix Cookbook just in case...

Miss Marple

maryrose,

That was Captain Hate's point. MY point was that I wondered if he had come across some information that made him quit towing the company line.

If I remember correctly, he has close ties to Cheney, having done a biography of him several years ago.

henry

Carol Rosenberg @carolrosenberg
1h

Miss this? Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he’ll dispatch a U.S. Navy hospital ship to help care for Venezuelan refugees who have overwhelmed the Colombian medical system. “It is absolutely a humanitarian mission.”

https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article216866215.html

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit. It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt. He won’t sue!

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
8m8 minutes ago

Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it’s worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan. It certainly isn’t because of the good job he did! He is a political “hack.”

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!

henry

Trump's beginning to sound like a Batman promo from the 60s

anonamom

Marlene, make sure you look about you when you deplane--there will be lots and lots of small jets for you to admire.

Be happy Bill Clinton isn't there---we nearly missed a connection waiting for him to depart (a good hour late!) on Sunday when he and Hill had their "flyover country" summer vacation.
(Yeah, highest per capita income in the country--not quite the "flyover country" I live and vacation in!)

Hope you can have time to swing by and say hi to Dick and Lynne. ;-)

clarice feldman

JMHanes--glad to see you. I agree entirely about Powell and Turkey. He could definitely have worked them to our advantage in the Iraq war..maybe he was too busy trying to get rid of Cheney.

Old Lurker

"from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!"


Ouch.

narciso

Did he want to though, recall Powell and Admits he he and Scowcroft were all associated with a pipeline out of Baku which crossed Turkish territory, they weren't willing to confront them.

Extraneus

CNN’s Philip Mudd Blows Up at Paris Dennard for Telling Truth About ‘Profitable’ Security Clearances

Dennard pushed back against the claim that revoking Brennan’s clearance was an attempt to stifle freedom of speech, and added:

"A lot of these people that have these security clearances, and this is the secret in the swampy Washington, D.C., they have them and they keep them because it’s profitable for them after they leave government, because if you a security clearance, especially high level security clearance, your contracts and consulting gig pay you a lot more money because of the access that you have. I hope the president continues to do this, and I hope he adds Omarosa to the list, because if she has a clearance, she too because of her actions should have it revoked."

Mudd was furious: “Profitable, Paris? When I am required to sit on an advisory board, let me ask you one question, how much do you think I’m paid to do that at the request of the U.S. government? Give me one answer, and you’ve got 10 seconds? How much?”

Etc.

GUS

I spoke with Stevie Goatee in perso, in June. He seemed like a whipped dog. He was more interested in the BREWERS than talking about TEH COUP ATTEMPT.
I think it hit him, that no MATTER WHAT he thinks of TRUMP, the 7TH FLOOR, and Brennan/Clapper, were a clear and present danger. That takes some soul searching, coming from where he was coming.

Miss Marple

henry,

You forgot that he told us he IS Batman!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQsjBLPBB8M

Extraneus

How can an honorable Southern gentleman not resign after that tweet?

"I do not have the President's confidence and must step aside."

4D?

henry

Ext, he'd have to wake up and read the tweet before deciding to resign. ;)

Miss Marple

Extraneus,

Sessions was at the cabinet meeting which was taped. I have watched it several times because there is a lot of good information on what the different departments are doing.

He spoke at length on the opioid investigations and seemed to be in good humor. Trump didn't say anything disparaging to him at all.

I think this is kabuki for the left.

anonamom

Clevelanders,

Son and DIL did mirror installation in DC and RAVED about it.
Waited a couple of hours in line to do so, IIRC.

(And I am positive left to his own druthers, he'd have been watching whatever on ESPN...)

Jack is Back!

My dearly departed rail and transit expert associate and I spent 2 weeks in Turkey looking at all their built and planned light rail systems. One time in Izmir (ancient Smyrna), we were invited to meet with the mayor, and have a coffee. As we were being served, in walked a Turkish Army General. He was in the area, and was making a friendly visit. Spoke perfect English, and French (my associate was French). Spent a year in DC at the War College at Ft. McNair.

Very polished guy who was secular as you could get. Wonder if he is still around or in one of Erdogan's prison cells.

Took the train from Istanbul to Ankara, drove down to Anatalya, then along the coast to Mersin. The beaches were all crowded with Russians. I have no idea how Turkey is today, but back then, it was plush along the Aegean, not so much in most of Istanbul. You practice situational awareness every second in that city.

Momto2

Jane - did you see my post asking about your dog's trachea? We did have some issues with our previous Morkie, Lilly.

Do you know if it is a tracheal collapse or reverse sneezing?

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

“Bruce Ohr is at the center of FALSE ALLEGATIONS which led to a multi-million dollar investigation into what apparently didn’t happen.” Darrell Issa, House Oversight. We can take out the word “apparently.” @FoxNews

Jane

Boy I'd love to depose Brennan.

Extraneus

Jeff Carlson of TheMarketsWork:

The John Brennan Interview

Marlene

anonamom,yes I think Jackson Hole will be a world away from the Maine woods! The daughter texted me earlier and said,"unless we plan on dining at the Four Seasons every night,we won't see any central bankers!" :)

Momto2

The Bonnie and Clyde of collusion - Bruce & Nellie.

https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1031539379557355520

clarice feldman

I think the Tetons are one of the loveliest places on earth. As for the city of Jackson Hole itself, it always struck me as Ralph Lauren's take on the Old west...

Miss Marple

The literary version of where our country is:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dk6jpVaXsAA1zvx.jpg

Extraneus

Boy I'd love to depose Brennan.

You should read that piece I linked at 11:04 first.

Miss Marple

Extraneous,

That was a great piece! Thanks for posting it!

Extraneus

NY Times columnist: Trump would ‘certainly like to’ round people up and murder them, dictator-style

(The lovely Michelle Goldberg.)

Miss Marple

Great to summit Mt. Moran with my brother, Stan. Tetons are spectacular! pic.twitter.com/mEIgwsRIfC

— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) August 20, 2018

Marlene,

You might run into Paul Ryan out there, too! Photo at link! (I was on that glacier, by the way.)

Jane

I didn't see it Momto2. Thank you for letting me know. I don't know what it is but she does lots of sneezing. She always has. My big issue is she keeps throwing up, often bile. I've been giving her pepsid. She seems good today but the day is young. At first I thought the throwing up was tied to the trachia (and I can hear all sorts of things that I think are related to her trachia).

I was going to call the vet today, but I'm waiting to see how she does. If you have advice I'd love to hear it.

Old Lurker

Jane, we had an Irish Setter who started doing that (we called it "sliming"). When we finally took her to the vet, it turned out to be a slightly twisted stomach and there was a minor procedure to stitch it in position. Good as new after that. Still stupid as a coal bucket, however.

henry

How about, "does not compute" fit your request? Next this dork will want to gender confuse my cables:

André Staltz @andrestaltz

Software development still has a lot of terminology with a racist or patriarchal background. Let's change that.

- Blacklist ➡ Denylist
- Whitelist ➡ Allowlist
- Killer app ➡ Beloved app
- Master/slave ➡ primary/replica

henry

As tested in San Francisco:


Kyle Orton
@KyleWOrton

Editor-in-chief of #Turkey's pro-government Daily Sabah Mehmet Barlas says that when America sets about a country it can be with bombs that kill people, or bombs that make the targets homosexual. Could go either way.

https://twitter.com/KyleWOrton/status/1031545166933491713

Jack is Back!

My Lord, twitter has become a sewer of progladytes (is that a word?). The comments to the 11:07 and 11:19 will demonstrate. The left is a culture of evil slimeballs.

clarice feldman

One judge has recognized tardily that, after all he's not the president:https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/18/judge-halts-full-daca-restart/

clarice feldman

https://www.nysun.com/foreign/brexit-drama-about-to-begin-its-grand-finale/90358/

Momto2

Jane - usually trachea issues result in respiratory sounds. They can sound like a pig.

Here is an example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEA3N4NK4ic&t=63s

This is reverse sneezing which sounds very similar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Iz5K4qmEs

Fortunately, our Lilly had the reverse sneezing which is not dangerous. We were told to keep her weight down, only use a harness - never a collar around her neck which would press on her trachea, and when she began making that noise, to try to calm her down. She often did it after exercise, too. As she got older, we took shorter and slower walks.

Sounds like with bile it might be more of a digestive problem rather than respiratory. Hope you continue to see progress today.

Jane

Thanks OL.

maryrose

Big Repub fundraising meeting going on in Jackson Hole sponsored by record money raiser Paul Ryan.
All the bigwigs will be there.
In July , over 100 million dollars raised by PACs including Crossroads that Rove is affiliated with and helps to run.

James D.

(The lovely Michelle Goldberg.

Vile inside and out. Somehow that’s not a surprise st all.

henry

Science "reporting"

the study actually confirms, not contradicts, the existing body of evidence which finds that moderate alcohol intake reduces both heart disease—the number one cause of death in the U.S.—and overall mortality risk.

https://cei.org/blog/science-reporters-get-it-wrong-moderate-alcohol-consumption-isnt-dangerous

henry

hmmm:

Even the heaviest drinkers, those consuming more than 35 drinks a week, were less likely to have cardiovascular disease than never drinkers.

i didn't expect this.

maryrose

Henry:
That is me so I guess I have many years ahead of me.

Jack is Back!

Before I forget, Your Latin Phrase of the Day:

Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.

A classic from Horace. One of my all time favorites.

henry

Ashton Whitty🦉✨❌ @ashtonbirdie
20m

Facebook donated to non profit run by Menlo Park city councilwoman, who owned stock in Facebook and gave permission to upgrade their campus construction.

If Facebook is laundering to local officials for construction, who else knows what they’re up to.

https://twitter.com/ashtonbirdie/status/1031571901800275969

Eye Doctor

STATEComey DELETED Obama’s Name From Hillary Hacked Emails Report
https://bigleaguepolitics.com/comey-deleted-obamas-name-from-hillary-hacked-emails-report/

paladin2

Clarice
Loveliest place on earth:
Have you been to Lake Louise?

Miss Marple

henry,

I have never trusted Zuckerberg. Plus he's a dumb as a coal bucket (h/t to OL for that phrase).

I still think he stole the idea and doesn't even know what's going on - just hired a bunch of lefty software guys.

henry

Miss M, the money guys in Silicon Valley run those companies... they buy a bunch with roughly the same App, then pick the one of the "founders" as CEO and pump that one up. Look at the Board of Directors for who really runs the place.

clarice feldman

Haven't been to Lake Louise. It also looks wonderful.

jimmyk

All the bigwigs will be there.

Like Paul Singer? The Koch Brothers? Plotting to take down Trump? Sorry, maryrose, I don't trust Ryan.

Eye Doctor

An Army of FBI Whistleblowers Are Ready To Testify Against Mueller
https://bigleaguepolitics.com/an-army-of-fbi-whistleblowers-are-ready-to-testify-against-mueller/

henry

For example, read this list and look at the firms they represent.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/board.asp?privcapId=20765463

maryrose

Jimmyk:
It is to support Congressional candidates.
By bigwigs, I mean Jared and Ivanka Trump who are both making presentations.
It will help keep the House and Senate.I guess Jared and Ivanka like Ryan and appreciate his help for the midterms.

jimmyk

In my teens I went on a trip from Colorado, through Wyoming and the Tetons, Glacier National Park in Montana, on up to Lake Louise/Banff. Glacier was right up there in beauty. Gotta watch out for the grizzlies, though.

jimmyk

Good to hear, maryrose. I just hope they understand that Trump is an asset, not a liability. Presumably Jared and Ivanka do, but I mean the big donors.

henry

that horse left the barn a while ago:

Hartford Courant @hartfordcourant

ESPN president wants less politics at network: 'It is not our jobs to cover politics' cour.at/2BreDIG

Extraneus

Swalwell: I Will Consider Running for President in 2020

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