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July 30, 2014



Ig's decoder ring is functioning.


Danube on iPad

"Not understanding what a loon refers to is a defense."

A defense to what?

I know what I mean by loon. I have no idea what TK means. And my guess is he won't say.

I think my point on this issue has been made clear. I will spare all of you any further quibbling with TK on this subject.

Old Lurker

Cap'n, Boehner must be worried that a five week recess will not afford him sufficient opportunity to be the buffoon he is proving to be.

Alive at noon. Dead at 2pm. Maybe back on at 3pm?

Let's be sure to show that GOPe can display good leadership qualities just in time to ask the voters to kick one bum and his team out so we can have a turn.

Clowns, all of them.


Not knowing what someone else is saying is a good basis for telling them that what they are saying is wrong.


TC, if it's any consolation, Lester is a free agent at the end of the season anyway. Looks like the Tigers just landed David Price.

Dave (in MA)


The Sox traded Stephen Drew to the Yankees for a utility guy on the DL. DOW down more than 300 points.

James D.

Wow. Boehner's immigration folliesare just a picture-perfect example of the disconnect between the GOPe and the base (and between the GOPe and reality, too).

Bohener has said that he doesn't trust Obama. He's suing Obama for failure to enforce the laws. An investigation by his Oversight Committee has held the Attorney General in contempt of Congress and is engaged in multiple other investigations in which Obama and his lackeys are stonewalling, hiding witnesses, destroying evidence and flat-out lying.

And yet he wants to pass a massive, complex bipartisan bill that will be interpreted and enforced by...Obama and Eric Holder.

How on Earth can he believe that this is in any way a good idea, or that it will be remotely palatable to anyone who's been paying attention the last sic years?

James D.

TC, if it's any consolation, Lester is a free agent at the end of the season anyway.

He'll look really good in pinstripes next April, I think...


Do we have the votes to impeach Boehner?

Thomas Collins

It was the Drew trade that sunk the Dow, Dave (in MA)! I don't think Lucchino and Henry will pay what will be needed to bring back Lester, jimmyk. James D., with Damon and Ellsbury and especially Drew now with the Yanks, why not bring on Lester next year?!

miss Marple

JamesD, I have no answers to your question. I have become accustomed to having my opinion ignored in a bipartisan manner, so I simply watch in awe! much like I would watch Old 99 plummet off a trestle into the gorge below.



While at the bank today (dumping my nuisance $14 Insurance rebate- thanks, Obama!), I entered a local fund-raising raffle. Top prizes are an 1858 Remington Army revolver, and an 1853 3-Band Enfield Rifle. (If the descriptions are wrong, blame the raffle poster - that's what it said).

They had the guns right there for inspection, too, just a few feet from the "no weapons permitted beyond this point" sign on the door. heh.

Drawing in September sometime. Wish me luck!


Just in time for recess.

(Hat tip Mel)


Did we just trade Cespedes to the BoSox? Am I hearing correct?

G@#$% D@#$%^!


It's a Picard double facepalm isn't it, Harvey
Spector would dock them two weeks pay, haven't up with this week's Suits, re the LUN

So the confused lad from Vero Beach, reformed
Lutheran, who blew himself up in Idlib, first
snuck back into this country before doing the



You mean that this yute, left the country got training in Syria and Turkey, returned and luckily for us did not do the deed here but returned to Syria and blew himself up?

That's unpossible.

Danube on iPad

"claims that loons and their lunacy have a significant deleterious impact on the Republican brand but are also dismissed as a tiny insignificant cohort with little to no influence who can safely be dismissed but nevertheless must not be dismissed but opposed and derided at every opportunity."

I make no such claims. First, I generally use the term "loon" to apply to a couple of narrowly-defined species of birther, and as long as they are widely perceived as fringe zealots they pose no danger to the Republivan brand (neither TK nor Leo Donofrio, of course, is a Republican). Second, it is fun to deride them.

I take TK to be using "loon" in this discussion to mean those who advocate impeaching Obama (a term I have not used, and would not use, for that purpose). I don't think they have sufficient influence to pose a real danger, although it appears that they have generated at least a temporary bonanza for Dem fundraisers.. I see no reason not to state the reasons for my opposition to their point of view. I deride them only when they seek to advance their argument in particularly silly ways.


I've now made both kinds of pickels. I have questions: Anonamom do they only last 2 weeks - meaning I have to eat them by then? Clarice am I supposed to leave them whole or quarterthem?


One thing we know, they don't like to called out on anything, the regime, a certain public official did so almost six years ago


I leave them whole. Check them in a week to see if they are done. If not, check again in about a week, When they are done or almost so, pack them in their brine and refrigerate them to slow down the fermentation process. They should last for a couple of months if you can resist them.

Thomas Collins

You got Lester for Yoenis, daddy.


Probably already linked but ridiculing Sheila Jackson Lee is always worthwhile.
The fathead claims on the House floor the Dems never sought to impeach Bush despite the fact she herself cosponsored a bill to do just that in 2008.



Haven't followed the Sox enuff to know much about Lester, but I am bummed we lost Cespedes. He has an amazing arm, consistently knocks the snot out of the ball, and has been integral to the cohesion of the A's. I am way bummed. He's the sort of player that I loved watching his every at bat. Grrrrrrr.

Old Lurker

It is 5:15. Are those idiots in the House still meeting to decide about the Bill to save the Chilrun?


The combination of true believer and too much weed seems to be becoming a massive breakdown that even the rubes can understand.

Lee just can't seem to help herself these days.

From Obama's Gulf ports in Charleston and Savannah to Hank Johnson's Guam tipping over to the 57 states and now Lois the Menace's love notes and the CNN tool's little yap, they are truly dirtying their underwear.



Pickle question.

Momma came in last night and said that she thought it looked like I was "breeding botulism."

Then, she took the pickles I had stewing in an empty Claussen's jar and stuck them in the fridge without me knowing about it. She thought they were real Clausen's and that I had left them out. Does that stop the pickling process? Should I pull it out and let it stew at room temp?

She left the tub of Tupperware pickles with the top on it still sitting out, but she said I should tell you guys that it is sitting in sunlight instead of in some dank, dark place. It is not in direct sunlight but is just sitting on the counter away from direct sunlight. It's about 70 to 80 inside the house in the daytime.

Have I done wrong?

I am still determined to finish the experiment. I leave in a week for 10 days. I figured I'd let the Tupperware bunch sit out until just before I left, then shove them in the fridge and eat them upon return. What should I do with the jar she stuck back in the fridge?

Jack is Back!


What's with these Megan Markle posts? You sweet on her:)


Not impeaching Obama but having hin hope it happens is that "assymetrical" warfare? Or more loke the sadist to the masocist: "No".


Didn't get reply from Caro on her trip I asked. But from Soca she is heading north to Krasjkna Giora and up and over the Julian Alps into Austria, Mountaineering is the national sport of Slovenia, that and high speed skiing.


Also possibly previously linked, but remember the poor slut who couldn't even afford a prophylactic and so wanted us, the taxpayer, to pay for it?
Sandy liver Fluke is her own biggest campaign donor; giving herself $16,000+ and loaning the campaign another $100,000. Her hubby's rich family has donated another $20,000. A third of this ho-of-the-people's campaign funds are from her family.

Some Guy

I'm with you daddy. Renting Lester for half a season in exchange for Cespedes? On team with the league low ERA already?

What is Billy thinking?


And how come in all this talk about Hillary's uncountable Millions I haven't yet heard one comment from the talking heads or News guys about "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."


Sheila Jackson Lee

Surely we can all agree that she's a loon.


I know I can, Ext.


Eric Holder at work suing Pennsylvania for tests too tough for all girls to pass.
Why would anyone want a cop who could do a push up or run 300 meters?


Shep breaks in with breaking News that Kerry has arranged a 72 Hour Cease Fire.

No details.

Shep also tells us that the Egyptian Govt doesn't have quite the sway that the previous Egyptian Govt (Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood) did.

Wonder why that is Shep?



AJC reporting that an Ebola patient will be transported to Emory Healthcare, Atlanta.



Thank you for the link to Richard Dawkin's being criticized in the Spectator.

I am glad to see him going after some sacred cows in other religions: Enjoyed this tweet of Dawkins from yesterday:

‘Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.’

Somebody please forward that to Marco Rubio.

Captain Hate

Wonder why that is Shep?

They report, we deride.

If the Cuban Combover wants to do something useful, maybe he can join in the Goodell pile on.


Shouldn't blind or deaf people be state troopers, or quadriplegics? Why not the weak?


Opposition by tea party, Ted Cruz blocks House Republicans' immigration bill

Ted Cruz and the Tea Party should shut up.

Captain Hate

The Horde gives props to henry:

Captain Hate

Her hubby's rich family has donated another $20,000. A third of this ho-of-the-people's campaign funds are from her family.

I hope you were sitting down when you learned she married a trust fund brat because that is borderline unpossible imo.


Well it started as an illustration, of a post on the absurdity of the practice of law, and it
spun off from there,

What is the remedy for an administration that arms a drug cartel that threatens to topple an allied government, which boomerangs and kills a US law enforcement officer, that trains militias which end up murdering a US ambassador and covers it up, suppresses the speech and assembly rights of thousands, yadda yadda,

“The Department of Justice is deeply committed to eliminating artificial barriers that keep qualified women out of public safety work,” said Jocelyn Samuels, acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, in a statement.

The remedy is to tease loons and claim the moral high-ground, narc.

Jack is Back!

Newspapers Explained:

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.


Belgian Doctor Refuses Treatment to Jewish Patient

The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.

"I'm not coming," the doctor reportedly told the son and hung up. When the son called again, the doctor said: "Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she'll get rid of the pain." According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an "emotional reaction."


daddy, refrigerating them will just slow down the fermentation. Leaving them in a warm place will just speed it up. Tell her you won't get botulism from them.

Eric in Boise

13. The Idaho Statesman is read by people who are spray-painting one of their kids' toys on the workbench.


Boehner soundbite on FOX just a minute ago on the Immigration Bill:

In my view doing something is better than doing nothing.

I don't know what Boehner wants to do besides being seen as having done something for optics, but one of the points I liked when I read the Calvin Coolidge Bio, was his belief that there should not be continual Legislation being passed so that the society and culture could take some time to get used to the Legislation that was already out there and we could see it's effects.

In my view "doing something is better than doing nothing," is self defeating and idiotic policy if it is not sensibly thought out and targeted.


OK Clarice. Pulling them out of the fridge all over again. Many thanks.



If you still want to come to FT Lauderdale both Caro and I will arrive Friday. We leave Sun at noon. The Ted Cruise, John Bolton and Marco Rubio cocktail party (Sat afternoon) costs $160.00 I'm pretty sure we can get you in.

Alice, I really think you should try and come.


California Governor Jerry Brown: Climate Change Will Drive Millions of People North over the Border


Good. Jerry Brown is going to Canada. Good riddance.

James D.

In my view doing something is better than doing nothing.

To me, that statement disqualifies Boehner to hold any office, or, frankly, for consideration as a sentient human being.


Maybe we could load the southern border jumpers on top of our trains heading to Canada?.


>>>4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.<<<

ha so Ezra Klein is the USA Today of blogging.

Captain Hate

The Horde's Economic Report:

Market seemed unimpressed by captain bullshit's super duper recovery today

Posted by: ThunderB at July 31, 2014 06:12 PM (zOTsN)


For those unfamiliar with the Idaho Statesman, it's just another McCatchey rag. Great for starting kindling.


Does this mean that Cantor's replacement just got served on the first Bill he needed to push through the House?

Or does the blame fall on the new Whip?


Via Bret Baire's report on FOX I see that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is still being tough and providing adult leadership on the Ukraine Shootdown issue, so I suspect he's in for another spate of snippety OpEds from Down Under Editorialists.

Captain Hate

Speaking of Forrest Gump, here's somebody who will really miss him:


Anyone seen this Trey Gowdy beat down?


The markets don't give a shit about captain bullshit, IMO. They do care about Queen Yellen, however, and the possible end of cheap money.

Danube on iPad

"What is the remedy for an administration that arms a drug cartel....?"

Impeachment and removal, or the ballot box. And remember, the ballot box was unavailing in 2012.


McClatchy has made the Miami Herald even worse than that riff off 'Yes Prime Minister, the
New York Post, which isn't available in most newsstands down here, is a little better.

the interesting thing about the lad from Vero Beach is who is his handler, who sent him back to the states, and then told him to go to Idlib


I don't mean to say that innocent people should be killed indiscriminately, but a government that wanted to stop the flow over the border could put up No Trespassing signs like they have in Singapore, illustrating people being shot, and all they'd have to do is shoot two or three people to completely end the invasion. Maybe none.

A good government would run ads on Central American TV stations announcing the date when the new policy would begin, so innocent people wouldn't even try it.

Such signs are all over the place in Singapore. TV stations, phone companies, etc.


Don't we have signs like that to keep citizens out of federal woodlands?

Rick B


Any thoughts on the Argentina default?

Captain Hate

People like Trey Gowdy are the only reasons I still bother to vote.


Mikulski is making it clear that the GOP is withholding the necessary funds to fight fires on the west coast as well as help Israel rearm themselves.

Mikulski is part of Jindal's 100%


Does anyone else think it is bizarre that Doggett and Mikulski are in my spellchecker but McClintock I had to add?

Any other names I should check?

Captain Hate

Levin wonders if Meeka thinks of him as the Evening Jew.

Jack is Back!

If we win the POTUS in 2016 and Trey Gowdy is not appointed AG then we have not won anything of value.

Those signs are in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia, Hindu/Bangledeshi and English but not Mandarin which is sort of strange but then that is the majority linguistic there. If I was Singapore (where I once lived, jane:) I would worry more about the ChiComm than the Palm Oil salesman from Malaysia.


Btw, Singapore is a great place. Daddy can tell you. Nice people, low taxes, booming businesses, great hotels and restaurants, beautiful new buildings everywhere. The difference is that they have a government interested in keeping it that way.

And nobody jumps fences at phone companies, ever.

No drug problems, either.



Sheriff Joe Arpaio: We're Working On Getting Grand Jury Indictment For Obama Birth Certificate Forgery

Sheriff Joe Arpaio appeared on TruNews with Rick Wiles and discussed the ongoing Obama ID fraud investigation. Sheriff Arpaio says the birth certificate investigation led to some sensitive situations that could probably be worse than the birth certificate issue. Says he can't believe the media blackout on the issue surrounding Obama's past.


Danube on iPad

I Googled "Jindal 100%" and got this:

"Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance."


the Aussie version of Gail Collins, is just upset that Abbott who saw through the sham of giving Peter Jenning's girlfriend, a Peace Prize, will not chase Skydragons or other
pointless exercises,

Jack is Back!


Since you have decided to let out the secret about Singapore then I will finally admit its my "safe harbor" if America faiils and elects another Prog. I love it.

Janes's Island on conserative steroids.

When I was there it was against the law to chew gum:) Plus the first applicatiom of congestion passes for cars. I still say Changi is the best airport in the world and flying Singapore Air is like flying inside the best bar, restaurant and massage parlor in the world:)



Bobby Jindal gets a 100% rating from U.S. Border Control. He does, however, have a strange name and dark skin, which is a caution.

Other info re Jindal:


Posted by: Danube on iPad | May 09, 2014 at 07:25 PM

Look who else gets a 100% rating from USBC:

Posted by: Threadkiller | May 09, 2014 at 07:38 PM



The asterisks should have been after Danube's name.


You know, too, Jack. I'm just saying that it doesn't take much to deter criminal behaviors. Harsh justice for a few people as examples and the problem is simply eradicated.

I was there one time and a guy I was working with, who lived there, put his 10 year old son on a cab to go to the movies. It was jarring.

I read a Singapore newspaper report about a guy who robbed a bank. It was the first such crime in about 20 years. The guy confessed in a blubbering set of quotes, apologized to the whole country, and was probably executed soon thereafter.

No more bank robberies, and I don't advise watching the youtube of the last guy convicted of DWI there.

Captain Hate

Speaking of Jennings, I'm sorry he will miss another "temper tantrum" in November.


new thread



Any thoughts on the Argentina default?

Posted by: Rick B | July 31, 2014 at 06:43 PM<<<

nothing useful or informative. so much other bad news has been occupying my time. I only saw some strange ads in the WaPo asking them not to default.


I still say Changi is the best airport in the world

Can't disagree JiB.

For those who don't know, taxiing around on an airport is where you are liable to get in lots of trouble, because of crappy signs or missing signs (like in paris) or just language difficulties.

Singapore solved this years back by putting in a green light system. Once you land they simply say "Follow The Greens", and they turn on a set of green taxi lights, imbedded in the taxiway in front of you, that direct you yo wherever they want you to go. A brilliantly simple system that removes tons of guesswork and confusion. For example, I suppose you heard this recording of "captain happy", the Delta Jet and the Atlanta ATC Ground Controller.

In Singapore, if you simply follow the greens, that doesn't happen.

FWIW, my opinion is that the controller did fine and the Pilot on the Radio needs time off and an attitude adjustment.

Danube on iPad

Leaving utterly unaddressed the issue of what is meant by "Jindal's 100%'" which obsesses TK but remains a mystery to the rest of us.

Danube on iPad

Sheriff Joe tried to get the AZ A.G. to prosecute, and got laughed at.

Todd Akin is not a loon.


The group "obsessed" does not include the group "mystery solvers." This is especially true when the mystery solvers are fixated on the writings of the obsessed.


"Settle down Captain Happy" that's funny.


IIRC 'Jindal's 100%' refers to Gov Jindal's stated desire to appeal to all of the electorate (made I believe after Mitt's '47% comment') which TK objects to, I believe, because he thinks it involves pandering and would likely lose more of the base than it would attract of the LIVs and welfare loafers.


Ignatz again!

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