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February 11, 2014

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BB Key

The only Ruth's I dined was in Tampa 1978 .Was this the original ?

Threadkiller

That is a hell of a question, narciso.

It has been a while since I have been there. I think the mozzarella was on the filet and the prosciutto covered it.

At 1lb even though it is butterflied it is tall enough to wrap it. But I don't remember.

Guess I better go back and find out!

;-)

narciso

well at least there is no pretense, oh wait;


http://therightscoop.com/here-are-the-28-republicans-who-voted-with-the-democrats-to-pass-the-clean-debt-ceiling-increase/

Bori

Not sure if this was discussed earlier, but here is Joe Klein defending HRC. I love this line towards the end.

"In the end, Bill Clinton‘s behavior toward women was primitive and embarrassing. He defiled the Oval Office… but looking back, he wasn’t a half-bad President, was he?"

He's a scoundrel, but he was our scoundrel.

Sue

For the difference in price I would just as soon go to Texas Roadhouse or Saltgrass. I'm a cheap date.

Beasts of England

@centralcal: if you go back, you can have your steak served on a room-temperature platter. And with or without butter. Don't know if that will help with the smell from others at your table or in the restaurant, but it's something to consider.

narciso

And Bob Packwood was a boy scout, he was an apologist for him, as far back as Primary Colors,

Threadkiller

Texas Land and Cattle was outstanding.

I went to the one on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Beasts of England

Original was the one I mentioned (Chris Steakhouse) in New Orleans. It's now known as Ruth's Chris, as well.

Threadkiller

I couldn't wait to strip out of my clothes...

When I take my lovely wife to a steak and butter high-dollar feeding frenzy I consider this a feature, not a bug.

BB Key

Coble R-NC is retiring, if he was running for another term his vote would have been Nay . FWIW there are 7 R's and 1 D have filed for his seat.

miss Marple

Best steaks that I have had in Indy are St. Elmo's and Hal's Las Vegas.

I have not been to the Ruth's Chris here.

I am a bad person to rate a steakhouse, since I do not like rare meat.

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

I'm playing thread catch up so I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but the correct way to construct the value of payment stream is simply monthly* bond coupons at the employee's borrow rate of interest. The employee could borrow the money each month and put it in the market, and then at the end of the year pay back the loan with the lump sum.

Or another way of looking at it, aol could borrow the money in the bond market and use it to pay the employee match, and reduce the employee match by a number between the employee's borrow rate and aol's borrow rate. Simple straightforward credit swap where employee and aol are both better off, and the profit is funded by the difference in the interest rates faced by the company vs. the employees.

The real point, however, is that when the interest rates are low, the amount of money is quite trivial. (Those of us who lived through the 70's need the occasional reminder that all of the brilliant schemes we came up with to arb interest rates don't do you any good when the interest rates are functionally zero.)

*(or bi-weekly, if that's how aol employees get paid)

Centralcal on iPad

Beasts, thank you. That is good information to know. Being a wearer of glasses, was a bit of a problem, too. Ha!

Centralcal on iPad

Ha, TK - hopefully, you strip out of your stinky, beefy, buttery clothes, too. For your wife's sake.

narciso

Oh Saap;


http://twitchy.com/2014/02/11/free-beacon-founder-michael-goldfarb-fires-back-at-msnbc-hack-andrea-mitchell/

Threadkiller

I throw them in the fireplace.

narciso

It seems like the Hunger Games is their preferred template, particularly Stanley Tucci's character;

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/11/bowdown-nbc-news-producer-wowed-by-michelle-obamas-dress/

BB Key

Narc, Looks like a bedouin tent for two : the JEF and the Frog

henry

Same color and shape as the dust cover for my car... Although two cars may fit under that one.

Captain Hate

Is Bily Packer still alive and who would he be rooting for- both by my recollection.

By the time he mercifully retired from broadcasting, the bitter troll got no enjoyment from the game that I could tell. I have this mental image of Packer and his old coach, Bones McKinney, sitting around and bitching about how the darkies had ruined the game.

Sue

I love the top of her dress. That much material on a woman her size? Someone really dislikes her to let hear wear that in public.

narciso

It's NBC, the network's red headed stepchild, who apparently is quite clueless, five years into this carp, it's like Ground hog Day, and by that I mean Stephen Tobolowsky,

narciso

btw, is it mental dyslexia, that you mistake Palin for a Beyonce reference?

Captain Hate

Thanks for the feedback, clarice and mad jack.

Captain Hate

Levin called Boehner the JEF's banker.

Skoot

For TM fans, he has commented on Philip Bump's criticism of Taranto i.e drunk coeds:Insty>PJ media>Bump (LUN)

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

A little link for band parents...

Captain Hate

The best steak I've ever had was at some famous place in Scottsdale in the 80s, mercifully on an expense account. Only one other place has even come close.

The JEF made a reference to Alex de Tocqueville. But Palin is the dumb one.

narciso

Do they graft the brainslug over there, or do they just let it slither in,

rich@gmu

>>>I couldn't wait to strip out of my clothes and hit the shower.<<<

go on...

(i know, i know i'm late, but yowser, i was scanning the thread and hit that comment without much context)

narciso

Just like Tommy Jefferson, lord love a waterfowl

https://grabien.com/file.php?id=14028

narciso

It was about a steak overly cooked with butter,

Beasts of England

Was it Fleming's, Captain? Really good!

And the JEF, Ivy League braniac, probably pronounced it 'Alex', doubling down on dumb.

BB Key

CH, do not forget his teammate and enforcer D Budd going after those ny jooos in school at Chapel Hill . Last I heard Billy was dying of skin cancer

narciso


So Connely and Cummings were talking out of their hind quarter, shocker;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/02/confirmed-100-of-501c4-groups-audited-by-irs-were-conservative/#disqus_thread

narciso

Ot, remember the discussion about Justinian and Theodora.

http://larsbrownworth.com/blog/2010/11/03/what-was-the-point-of-the-byzantine-senate/

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

Bonefish Grill does a very nice fillet.

Best steak evar? Some joint in Juarez where they bring the slab of beef to the table and you pick the thickness and they cut it and grill it at the open pit in the middle. I think mine was about 2 1/2 inches thick. The total bill for a table of four was almost $800 with no wine but a few mixed drinks. Expense account was dented that day.

Cattleman's in El Paso was a severe disappointment, though.

Beasts of England

$800 for four people! A few mixed drinks? Sounds like we count libations with the same high degree of accuracy. ;)

narciso

Captain, you've probably confronted some of the instances in that link;

Threadkiller

At $200.00 per person, I would expect clothes to be flying off long before we made it home.

Centralcal on iPad

I am gasping with you Beasts! Juarez? $200 per person? For a steak? The mixed drinks must have been really, really good ones.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

Probably do beasts, lol. Each steak was over $100 plus sides and drinks. My handler (females were required to have escorts when we left the hotel due to several serial killer/rapists working both sides of the river - even to go to the warehouse or the factory) had a steak that was even thicker than mine.

narciso

dented 'I think we're going to need a bigger boat' is more appropriate, there's a Brazilian steakhouse around, which are equally steep,

narciso

How long ago was that, Juarez has been a troubled area, for a while,

mad jack

I have just been informed by Mrs. Mad that we are to be enlightened at my son's college graduation by one of her college classmates...Gwen Ifill. She has given me permission to bring a flask and ear plugs.

MarkO

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always wanted a "handler."

At this point I suspect that my old pal DoT is vituperating.

narciso

Oh frabjous joy,

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

I've been told that it is considered "Argentinean" style as far as the picking, cutting and presentation of the steaks, but I don't know if that is accurate.

What can I say, it was 2000, a telecom supplier at the top of the bubble and costs were ignored - til they axed 60% of the employees in 2001. The axe fell on me on my 40th birthday. Nice severance package, though.

I took the summer off that year as my son was pitching on a travel showcase team in Florida and was supposed to start a new job on 9/12, 2001 but the jihadists took my job.

MarkO

The British called it The Argentine. BA is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. BA and Montevideo (just across the Rio Plata) are European.

DrJ

Stephanie,

"Argentinean" style

I can't speak to the presentation, but Argentinian beef tastes different. The American is sweeter; the Argentinian is earthier. I'm told this is from the difference in beef feed.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

Ha, Mark. our handlers were IT employees like us but tasked to keeping us, mostly, out of trouble and consuming tolerable quantities of alcohol - I was introduced to poppers in El Paso - highly addictive shots you slam on the table and pop. FTR I have never tabled danced in my life.

I also have never seen a donkey show there either. Never, that's the ticket. NEVER.

It was awesome having a handler, though, as they knew the best stalls at the market to get your knockoff Gucci, Coach and YSL goodies and which stalls sold real 14k jewelry and not fake gold or jewels.

narciso

So, he was basically all wet;

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-many-misunderstandings-of-Richard-Hofstadter-7809

of course, Siegel's view of McCarthy and Goldwater is similarly unnuanced.

Beasts of England

Gwen Ifill? Yikes! (plural)

I need a handler, Steph! It would provide someone with full-time employment! Kinda like a cowboy poet...

Captain Hate

Was it Fleming's, Captain? Really good!

Maybe but that doesn't ring a bell. It was in an old stone house that had been converted into a restaurant; at least I think it was because it was laid out in that manner. They also had a deep fried lobster tail that was tempting but the steak was just outstanding in terms of flavor and tenderness.

And the JEF, Ivy League braniac, probably pronounced it 'Alex', doubling down on dumb.

Nobody does it dumber.

MarkO

I remember looking South from El Paso and knowing there were drug lords about 10 miles away.

And, no, I did not go to that strip club. Atlanta? Well . . . .

narciso

You do notice concepts and persons he doesn't care about 'Cominskey park, corpsemen, and DeTocqueville,' he flubs,

miss Marple

mad jack, be of good cheer. If ill isn't very smart and will probably give one of those stock commencement speeches about following your dreams and such.

But make sure your flask is full.

Captain Hate

Last I heard Billy was dying of skin cancer

Ouch. Sounds like a bad way to go.

MarkO

My dad's family ran cattle. My uncle was a cattleman and a butcher--all the brothers knew the trade. When I was young I would go to see him in the shop and he would slice off raw beef. I loved it. Still do. Didn't know the word tartare.

When I mentioned my snack to my mother, she had a more corrective view.

I just didn't tell her again.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

I think that's right, Drj as IIRC it was billed as specially fed and aged.

Damned fine steaks, but I only dared go once as my waistline couldn't take more. Some of the ladies went every trip, but I had to go to El Paso once a month, I wouldn't have survived that.

There was a really good rib place just over the line in New Mexico just off I-10 that was more in line with not trying to imitate Henry VIII that I usually opted for.

Beasts of England

Atlanta in the good ol' days, MarkO. At least that's what one of my friends said.

lol, Captain. And you're right, narciso - those things aren't in his worldview. What a shame.

Captain Hate

House Democrats pushed back, saying Republicans were seeking to use the IRS controversy to score political points with their conservative base in an election year.

I'm shocked that there's gambling going on here.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

Atlanta strip club...

HMMMM, Gold club back in the days before the feds shut em down and where all the pro jocks hung out or Cheetah III which is where I used to take my Alabama based salesguys when they came to town til the ALABAMA fan in the bunch tried to get a little close to a dancers, uh, twat with his face and he was banned. Good times.

MarkO

Steph,

I love it when you talk dirty.

It would have been nearly impossible to not get too close.

The best, however, is at Polk and O'Farrell.

According to my friend.

MarkO

You need to see this picture. A dress from "Gone with the Wind." On FLOTUS.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/us/politics/state-dinner-guest-list-for-hollande-is-impressive-if-minus-one.html?hp&_r=0

daddy

Wouldn't you hate to be the guy drivng the garbage truck on the first garbage pick up day after Valentine's Day.


G@# Damn-it. Another dozen of these G@# Damned big assed stupid Teddy Bears@#$

Beasts of England

Well, everybody knows about those damned 'Bama fans, Steph! ;)

jimmyk

This was interesting in MarkO's 11:34 link, listing some of the stars who attended:

"Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a dysfunctional vice president in the HBO series “Veep.” She was seated next to the actual dysfunctional vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr."

I may have added a word there.

miss Marple

MarkO, I figure they finally found a designer that could hide Michelle's caboose.

daddy

Here's Narciso's fun link of the Free Beacon News guy counter attacking Andrea Mitchell for saying that the Free Beacon story was unfairly biased against Hillary:

Free Beacon‘s founder Michael Goldfarb told The Mirror, “The piece wasn’t anti-Clinton, and our website isn’t anti-Clinton, but occasionally the facts are anti-Clinton–and when they are we report them. In this case, some of the documents showed Hillary as ruthless and calculating and vindictive, others showed her in quite a sympathetic light. It’s a shame that Mitchell couldn’t be more graceful in crediting our reporter Alana Goodman for her impressive work, but given her advanced age and deep partisanship–we forgive her for it. You don’t get angry at your grandmother when she says something rude and uninformed, you have to be patient and understanding.”

:)



Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

LOL, Mark and beasts.

((It would have been nearly impossible to not get too close))

With your tonsils?

He was evidently into motorboating before it was immortalized in song.


What is it with rednecks from bama and their fondness for strip clubs anyways? Only salesguys that were pissed if I didn't take em there.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

What an awesome dis, daddy. That was great.

Captain Hate

I think Trandrea has reached the point where it's gonna be one embarrassing thing after another. Too bad there's nobody at 30 Rock with enough dignity to take her aside and say it's time to go.

daddy

Levin called Boehner the JEF's banker.

Captain,

On the same topic (Boehner) Levin also had this line today.

When Pelosi's in charge she's drunk with power. When we're in charge we're just drunk.

The Southern and the Thayer.

Supper clubs in black angus country.

Captain Hate

I'll listen to the podcast in the morning. Or I should say, later in the morning. Nytol.

Ignatz

I know her arse would comfortably seat three but did they have to cover it with the couch's slip cover?

I wouldn't know Yves St Laurent from the St Lawrence Seaway and I could dress that spavined mule better than whoever's doing it now.

Beasts of England

No idea, Steph. I'll ask some of my friends. ;)

MarkO

A hooped dress.

Jane on Ipad

Mark,

I'm a big fan of carpaccio too, which is really weird because I don't like steak and I don't like raw stuff. Go figure.

MarkO

Does one have to be a redneck from Alabama to enjoy ecdysiasts?

In the 1960's, I hear the place was the Palomino Club on North Las Vegas Blvd.

According to received wisdom.

MarkO

Jane,

I don't like raw fish or chicken. Carrots, maybe.

jimmyk

It also looks like she's wearing stilts under the dress. I know she's tall, but she even towers over her dufus of a husband in that picture. Never mind making Hollande look like physical dwarf to along with his diminutive mental and moral statures. That strikes me as not thoughtful on her part.

jimmyk

I'm a big fan of carpaccio too, which is really weird because I don't like steak and I don't like raw stuff. Go figure.

I believe Dana taught us that a negative plus a negative is a positive.

MarkO

Maybe just before the picture was taken, Hollande appeared from under the dress as if FLOTUS had been Mother Buffoon.

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

A hoofed dresser.

That dress is hideous on her. Tiger would return a yacht like that for an excessive wake.

Ignatz

--That dress is hideous on her.--

Maybe that 3:00AM call is Jake from State Farm.

daddy

So which 5 Republican Senators will vote with the Dem's for the Debt Limit Bill Boehner just passed?

I feel confident of these 3:

Ayotte
Murkowski
Collins

but am less sure after that.

Hatch?

Who do you guys think?

Beasts of England

Is there a cover charge for this level of entertainment? There should be!

Trying to find my recipe for Steak Tartare. It's beyond special. And I second my opinion. ;)

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

ecdysiasts

Had to look that one up. :)

Don't have to be from bama, but Lord they were a demanding bunch. Which was funny cause alot of the dancers were lesbians and I was the one that got hit on as they considered the guys as marks to be wrung out of their last dollar and not as a potential fun time or even potential sugar daddy.

daddy

Is this the dress you guys are talking about?

Ignatz

Yes, daddy. Somewhere Omar is looking for his tent.

daddy

If so, it looks to me like it ought to be rung up on a flag-pole.

Shit, I think Jack Aubrey could use it as a spare Mizzen mast.

I'm waiting for Dennis Miller to say, "I like the cut of her Jib."

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

Maybe Jake from State Farm is Moochelles secret service name.

When has she ever shown thoughtfulness of anyone else? Bitter narcissist.

I'd say she's never put herself in anyone else's shoes, but I doubt her feet would fit were she to try, so it's unfair of me to use that hateful phrase. I denounce myself.

daddy

Where's Betsy Ross when you need her?

Beasts of England

Some NBC 'reporter' went ALL CAPS about her dress and added the hashtag 'bowdown' when tweeting about it. Michelle Malkin smacked her down very nicely for her professionalism and detachment. It's beyond parody. This is what we face every day and each election...

Danube on iPad

Well we had a delightful dinner, and so far as I am aware no clothes were stripped off on the way home, although we were a party of eight and there are those for whom I cannot speak.

I had the Martini that I pretended was complimentary from JiB, then another that I paid for my own bad self.

If you dined like that every night it would not be long before when you stood up to leave your arteries would solidify, like Lot's wife suddenly turning to salt. But for special occasions it's wonderful.

Toasted JOM at the outset.

Beasts of England

So I can add ecdysiastical research to my CV?

Stephanie VIP shhhhh its fight club

That flag bearer is probably really thankful.

Gack she has the worst posture, too.

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