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August 30, 2018

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caro

Wow.

maryrose

Hi Caro!

Eye Doctor .

The Case for Sessions' Resignation Grows 
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/the-case-for-sessions-resignation-grows/

Ralph L

Would McCain still have gotten a state funeral if he'd resigned? I think not.

Extraneus

Notice the "we" in the title. Even though TM doesn't often comment, Insty's open thread title's never imply that he even might. I think last night's was "Make me proud."

Miss Marple

Letter transmitted to Paul Ryan from President Trump setting the across-the-board federal pay raises at zero:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl3JfLjVsAEQQig.jpg:large

Any of those other GOP presidents do this?

henry

Hoft, so take with salt, pic at link:

Jim Hoft @gatewaypundit
42m

Meager crowds at ⁦@SenJohnMcCain memorial today... sort of like the crowds he got before he brought on ⁦@SarahPalinUSA⁩ to his campaign

https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/1035197669470289920

henry

repost,

some judge will overrule this too:

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
2m

BREAKING: Trump says government won't give civilian employees raises in 2019
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/trump-says-government-wont-give-civilian-employees-raises-in-2019.html

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

What shocked the shit out of me was the locality pay raise increases of 25.70 WTF!!!!!

Miss Marple

Stephanie, I know!

I wanted to make sure his exact words were available, which is why I posted his leter to Paul Ryan at 12:49.

henry

Nice response to that judge overruling those civil service EOs on behalf of the unions.

Extraneus

https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-dress-code-for-california-school-district-must-cover-genitals-buttocks-and-nipples/

JM Hanes

Leaks, Lawsuits, and Government Likely to Reveal Facebook Algorithm, Cyber Lawyer Says

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the idea than there is a Facebook algorithm (singular) a huge misunderstanding? I always assume that they've got a whole collection of (shifting) inter-related algorithms which they apply to FB content to examine and distill out all sorts of different information. The idea that the FB algorithm will be revealed seems sort of like thinking that there's gold-at the end of the rainbow to be found.

JM Hanes

Extraneus:

I remember when madras pants and chewing gum were banned in my SC high school.

Captain Hate

Good to see Roger Simon has realized what a fraud Sleepy Jeff is.

henry

JM H, the algorithm isn't even interesting per se: any Machine Learning algorithm is a jumble of statistics on thousands of variables which cannot be sorted out. The key is the "training set(s)" -- the data used to score the algorithm and tune it. This is especially true on classification algorithms (good vs bad). That part requires intent. That part humans can understand, in fact can easily understand.

Extraneus

The "algorithm" is a program, that surely links to a database. If there's a table of conservative media outlets in that database, and the program uses that table to downgrade their content, that would be a blockbuster.

Eye Doctor .

And that Horowitz and Huber are frauds!

Extraneus

I remember when madras pants and chewing gum were banned in my SC high school.

Heh.

narciso

The horde really hits it out of the park 're maverick last gesture.

Extraneus

According to Google, they're much more subtle and rank media outlets based on their website designs. Daily Caller apparently has a much worse design than Mother Jones, for example. No bias involved!

(They don't offer up that algo for review.)

henry

More detail on the pay freeze:

https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/08/trump-formalizes-federal-pay-freeze-plan-2019/150930/

narciso

So it turns out that estimate of casualties is as bogus as anything that came out of carmen yulins mouth, like the crocodile tears out of the st. Bernard parish out of katrina.

henry

Wow! new deep water reef found of the Carolinas:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/priyashukla/2018/08/30/scientists-discovered-a-massive-deep-sea-coral-reef-near-south-carolina/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1750510255&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#43b4877b77cc

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
43m43 minutes ago

CNN is working frantically to find their “source.” Look hard because it doesn’t exist. Whatever was left of CNN’s credibility is now gone!

Jane

My TV is on, as always on Fox Biz and the McCain funeral is playing with no interruption.

I must say that the two speakers I've seen so far have been fabulous, funny and heartfelt. Audience is laughing and clapping. Seems like that is what a funeral should be like - love him or not.

Miss Marple

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/30/john-mccain-funeral-campaign-aides-no-invite-804162?platform=hootsuite

GUS

We paid McCain for 30 odd years. His funeral should be private and over.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Pfft. My TV is always on,and usually on FBS, I changed the channel to the US Open. Great match on Kerber v Larsen. The hubs walked into my office and commented that watching tennis is like watching grass grow and having it on in the background while working is ironic... or something like that. I'm not sure exactly what he said as I'm working and paying sparse attention to background noise. :)

maryrose

Congratulations Captain and Best Wishes to Mrs🌹Captain on your Anniversary!
Have a great day!

Jane

Stephanie,

I used to have mine on at work too, but never looked at it. It seemed like every time I turned it off some YUGE news would break.

One day I turned around and looked at the screen. An ad was playing that I'd heard 1000 times, and I was downright shocked at what was on the screen. In my mind it was no way like that. Blew me away.

Since Biden is on I will now go outside.

Kevlar Kid

31st! :D

Frau Erdbeben
McCain viewed their (Schmidt and Wallace) lack of discretion as a betrayal, and it led to a six-year estrangement with Schmidt. The senator said publicly at the time that he would not see the movie, calling the book “completely biased.”

”I don’t understand, even in the tough world of politics, why there continues to be such an assault on a good and decent person,” he said, referring to Palin. “I admired and respect her. I'm proud of our campaign.” When Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed him about Schmidt’s remark that he regretted his involvement in Palin’s selection, McCain replied: “I regret that he would make such a statement.”
...
“That cathedral will be filled with people who stabbed McCain in the front. Schmidt and Nicolle and Weaver stabbed him in the back and you can’t find a single McCain loyalist who will say different or feels different,” said one of the people familiar with the guest list and funeral arrangements.


Link at Miss M's 1:44.


Strange. Sarah Palin was the only one who didn't turn on McCain. Perhaps the organizers felt she might upstage "the main event."

Kevlar Kid

McCain may have died in office, but he was dead on his feet long before. The long weekend at Bernie's was a travesty imnsho. Pass along his pension to "the heiress" he married and let her filter it out among his kids. WTF? Enough is enough.

maryrose

Not watching the McCain coverage.
He doesn’t rate this much airtime.

GUS

C'mon Kev, let the FULL COMMIE have their HERO.

None of these motherfuckers voted for McCain, yet their weeping over him. It's quite a scene man.

GUS

All this attention and TEEEEEVEEEEE AIR TIME.

McCain would have wanted it this way.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

This comment on one of Clarice's FB links made me giggle.

Too bad Obama thought it was a great opportunity to snub Trump by giving the eulogy -
Now he can't be at the Big One, Aretha!
Oh the irony!

Extraneus

Wellstone 2.0 in its 3rd day so far?

Btw, kev, how do you know what # comment you made?

Davod

"Thursday Noon
Away we go."

What is this - Instapundit.

Frau Erdbeben

Those were the days...

Captain Hate

Thank you, maryrose; we just got back from Medina and seeing the Planter Peanut Mobile! Waffle House and Winking Lizard tonight. Hope they have Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest on tap.

Miss Marple

Ambulance at the White House. Taking stretcher into the West Wing. pic.twitter.com/nmqYagH3VX

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 30, 2018

Photo at link.

Kevlar Kid

i haven't any opinion on the argument presented. imo the article offers succinct explaination of the POTUS and *HIS* AG.

The Sessions-Trump feud: Just a show?

Jane

The most mindblowing thing to me is that McCain planned this entire funeral. I don't care who you are, why would you put your family thru a zillion hours of this?

Kevlar Kid

Yeah, the Bath House Rat is such a cool Black man.... lying bag of shit. He's not worthy to breathe the QOS's name.

maryrose

Captain:
That Winking Lizard by you is a lot of fun.
Went there one St Patrick’s day.

Frau Erdbeben

CH - have a great anniversary. You "kids" deserve it!

Clarice Feldman

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/did_sarah_palin_really_deserve_that.html

henry

Ambulance at WH? Sanders KO Acosta?

Miss Marple


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
3m3 minutes ago

.@PressSec says the ambulance was called to attend to a WH staffer with a medical issue. Says the staffer is doing fine but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

JM Hanes

Davod:

It's long weekend. :-)


Captain:

A very Happy Anniversary to you! All those years, what a wonderful thing!

Miss Marple


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
3m3 minutes ago

.@PressSec says the ambulance was called to attend to a WH staffer with a medical issue. Says the staffer is doing fine but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Kevlar Kid

GUS! watching yet another documentary on the rise of Third Reich.... the funeral depravity reminds me of Goebbels' penchant to turn every event, organic or created, into a way of projecting the party's power into every grain of culture. To me, the Deep State is doing this same thing in a similar way: using the funeral of a political scoundrel to send the message---- "We are everybody but you Deplorables. See?"

Pukeworthy.

IHTFP.

Kev

PS: See? it is possible to equate the Deep State to the Reich without using the overused "other" N word.

Michael (fpa P4F) ... Stop the Witch Hunt - Stop the Coup !

What's up with the four days of McCain's funeral 'services?'

Does his family think that he should be accorded greater respect than an actual, you know, elected president?

This is just unseemly, imo.


Miss Marple

I have no idea why that posted twice. Sorry!

Frau Erdbeben

Red alert!
Ugly comments at 2:10.

Miss Marple

This doesn't end until the internment at Annapolis on Sunday, so it's FIVE days.

Longer than JFK!

Kevlar Kid

Was there applause at Funeralapalooza when The Bath House Rat took the podium? Did the music roll with Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?" to celebrate The Rat as a Black man? Did he invoke the spirit of his pornographed mommy? Talk about his stained slacks?

It's one of my seething days re the Biggest Fraud Ever Perped on the Republic.

May he never return. May he not survive this ice storm he's wrought on the Nation.

GUS

How about ROMMELS funeral. Force him to kill himself then throw a party for him.

Serious question. What did McCain do so as to have this maudlin days long display of grief??
Will we have this when Lois Lerner bites the big one???
McCAIN was our employee, not our King.

Kevlar Kid

Ambo was for Acosta with his case of terminal butt rash.

Frau Erdbeben

It's Aretha Franklin who is going in style.


(I hope BHO did not make a video for her funeral.)

Eye Doctor .

The corruption is so big.

There is no need to put on a show.

Complte nonsense!

Kevlar Kid

Can the talking heads cite, with a straight face and/or an unwavering eye, a single legislative achievement of the Dead Senator from Arizona?

Hmmmm. No fooling.

Davod

Frau. Nice picture. Does it show Sarah Palin in one of her million dollar outfits.

henry

Campaign Finance... but those evil originalists!!!

Eye Doctor .

John McCain war hero?

https://youtu.be/EHF0yXrwr-0

Kevlar Kid

"Respect his military service. Condemn his betrayal of borders, language, culture." - Dr. Michael Savage

Works for me. The coverage behaves as if we are burying a statesmen. Glad the dossier won' t be buried with the scoundrel. May it be his legacy.

GUS

This shit still cracks me up. VERY VERY CREEPY

Pop

Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
In, sprinkled with ashes,
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man
Who fails to consider the
Flim and flam of the world, since
Things have been easy for me;
I stare hard at his face, a stare
That deflects off his brow;
I'm sure he's unaware of his
Dark, watery eyes, that
Glance in different directions,
And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
Fail to pass.
I listen, nod,
Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
Beige T-shirt, yelling,
Yelling in his ears, that hang
With heavy lobes, but he's still telling
His joke, so I ask why
He's so unhappy, to which he replies . . .
But I don't care anymore, cause
He took too damn long, and from
Under my seat, I pull out the
Mirror I've been saving; I'm laughing,
Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
To mine, as he grows small,
A spot in my brain, something
That may be squeezed out, like a
Watermelon seed between
Two fingers.
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I've got on mine and
Makes me smell his smell, coming
From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
He wrote before his mother died,
Stands, shouts, and asks
For a hug, as I shink, my
Arms barely reaching around
His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; 'cause
I see my face, framed within
Pop's black-framed glasses
And know he's laughing too.

-- Barack Obama

Kevlar Kid

The Bath House Rat should concentrate his commercial interests on inflating GoodYear blimps.

Captain Hate

The horde really hits it out of the park 're maverick last gesture.

In fairness the topic is 100% in their wheelhouse. Even so, I don't think even Bonds leaned into one that hard.

Clarice Feldman

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6115353/Trump-White-House-send-ISIS-Beatles-Guantanamo.html

Frau Erdbeben

henry asks: "Ambulance at WH? Sanders KO Acosta?

Sarah Sanders does it silently--with one single look.

Kevlar Kid

GUS: the contents of his Rat brain even then were as foul as the content of his Rat policies and deceits.

in his ring of hell i hope he has to spend eternity with John Kerry and his despicable vampire bride "Tuh-Ray-za" Heinz the Tides turner. Such an interesting duo.

Kev

JM Hanes

Frau:

I've still got my red shoes. Palin was like a jolt of electricity in the McCain campaign, which he lost all on his own when he, himself, suspended his campaign because he felt his place was in the Senate. A majority of Americans agreed.

I date McCain's decline from his lost Presidential bids. Something happens to a lot of men (and a woman!) when they run for President and lose. Their ambitions are sent into overdrive, as are their egos, and they are never the same again. It's like they don't think they've lost, they think the Presidency has been stolen from them in some fashion. I first noticed the phenom after the hat that Jesse Jackson tried to throw in the ring was handed back to him. I had a great deal of respect for him in the early years, but after catching the presidential bug, he went power mad in an ugly fashion.

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
6m6 minutes ago

Kevin Stitt ran a great winning campaign against a very tough opponent in Oklahoma. Kevin is a very successful businessman who will be a fantastic Governor. He is strong on Crime & Borders, the 2nd Amendment, & loves our Military & Vets. He has my complete and total Endorsement!

henry

sure, why not give Mueller all the time he wants. People who kill babies and train kids in a desert campground go free after two weeks, but Manafort can rot in jail.

CNBC @CNBC
5m

LATEST: Mueller gets more time to decide whether to retry ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort on deadlocked criminal counts.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/mueller-gets-more-time-to-decide-whether-to-retry-manafort.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain

Rocco

Congratulations Capt'n, you're wife must be a Saint!

Last night on Hannity, Victoria Toensing had some very interesting and relevant questions about Huber. FF to 15:20

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

And isn't it interesting that Mueller, Rosenstein and Huber, all three steering these investigations, have a common denominator in U1

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=50850101&itype=cmsid

Micah Morrison of Judicialwatch

Another more intriguing explanation is that Mr. Sessions needs someone who knows Utah. One part of Mr. Huber’s mandate, as outlined in the GOP letter, is the “purchase of Uranium One by the company Rosatom, whether the approval of the sale was connected to any donations to the Clinton Foundation, and what role Secretary Clinton played in the approval of the sale.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/bulletins/clinton-comey-uranium-one-john-w-Huber/

If Huber's a good guy, why hasn't he interviewed Toensing's client?

Frau Erdbeben

Davod - I believe those are the clothes she brought from Alaska. Later, she was made more *presentable* for the election hoopla--and then criticized for the expense.

Check out the flip flops in her hand in the photo.

henry

Human sacrifice at Great Wall of China:

An enormous walled settlement topped with a stepped pyramid was recently found in China at a site called Shimao, and was originally mistaken for part of the infamous Great Wall. The massive pyramid, totaling eleven separate platforms, was just one feature of this Bronze Age site that was built on at least six pits full of decapitated human heads which served as a building sacrifice.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/08/30/human-sacrifices-at-massive-pyramid-along-great-wall-change-archaeologists-view-of-early-china/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1750532704&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#63820d8744b9

Miss Marple

POLL: Canada's Confidence In Trudeau Government's Handling Of NAFTA Negotiations COLLAPSES https://t.co/D5CSxXsYux via @SpencerFernando

— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) August 30, 2018
Extraneus

Weren't those racist shoes? I remember the word "monkey" was part of the brand name. Dog whistle.

Davod, insty would have titled it "Here you go."

Momto2

For daddy:


Extraneus

He would have been a terrible president.

Momto2


This is just unseemly, imo.

Michael - perfect description!

Jack is Back!

On the 2:15 ferry out of Port Jeff. Staying in New Milford tonight. Frederick reports to School for Football practice tomorrow. School starts 9/8. We go back on the 7th for new families reception.

CH, Happy Anniversary to you and your bride.

Captain Hate

Thank you for all the nice words.

maryrose

Henry:
What an interesting post!

maryrose

Good luck to Frederick in the new school year.

JM Hanes

henry & Extraneus:

Thanks for the info on algorithms (which, like so many others, I tend to regard as a kind of inscrutable magical thinking.) It's interesting to learn that algorithms, alone, will not be the smoking guns that people are looking for, but I'm encouraged to think that the smoking part will actually be something that the rest of us can understand!

Old Lurker

What a difference a year makes.

Rocco "Another more intriguing explanation is that Mr. Sessions needs someone who knows Utah. One part of Mr. Huber’s mandate, as outlined in the GOP letter, is the “purchase of Uranium One by the company Rosatom, whether the approval of the sale was connected to any donations to the Clinton Foundation, and what role Secretary Clinton played in the approval of the sale."

By now it is far far safer to assume Huber is not doing anything at all other than supply believers with more "what if" speculations...

How long ago was U1 and what was the Statute of Limitations on any crimes that might have been involved?

Thought so.

yawn...

Kevlar Kid

I must confess. Anytime Mrs. Palin was shown wearing red high heels, stilleto or otherwise, i was always reminded of that ol Randy Newman tune: "You Can Leave Your Hat On."

Captain Hate

He would have been a terrible president.

Amen to this. We'd surely be in the JEF's second term now if the old coot had won with an even more rudderless than usual GOP.

Kevlar Kid

Rising uranium prices since 2001 have increased interest in uranium mining in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Utah. The states with the largest known uranium ore reserves (not counting byproduct uranium from phosphate) are (in order) Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Historically, U.S. owners and operators have purchased most of their uranium from foreign countries. In 2012, 84% of foreign-supplied uranium came from Canada, Russia, Australia, Kazakhstan, and Namibia. The rest came from Uzbekistan, Niger, South Africa, Brazil, China, Malawi, and Ukraine.

US is 9th (2016) top uranium producing nation.

http://www.u3o8.biz/s/MarketCommentary.asp?ReportID=754347&_Title=10-Top-Uranium-producing-Countries

Kevlar Kid

May Frederick's upcoming season be both rewarding and significant-injury free (dings and "smarts" are part of it, right?).

henry

Might be important if true:

Paul Sperry @paulsperry_
55s

“Both [Bob Mueller and Jim Comey] were rising stars mentored and guided by Eric Holder in the 1990s during Holder’s time in the Justice Department under the Clinton administration.”

Captain Hate

Holder’s time in the Justice Department under the Clinton administration.”

Otherwise known as assistant Attorney General who got more and more responsibility and power as Slick was infuriated at how Reno let Ken Starr expand his investigation, also approved by a panel of judges.

Captain Hate

Make that Deputy AG...

Miss Marple

The flag-draped casket of John McCain is carried aboard an Air Force C-32A/757 aircraft for the flight to DC for ceremonies Friday at the US Capitol, where Sen. McCain will lie in state. The public can pay last respects. pic.twitter.com/r6XYInYAHz

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 30, 2018
Miss Marple

Pres Trump authorized military transportation to fly Senator McCain and the McCain Family to DC. pic.twitter.com/3Lx9FZ5kkD

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 30, 2018

Photos at link. We ARE paying for a great deal of this.

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