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December 15, 2014

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sbw

Puff! Puff! First?

sbw

Such. Hatred.

No. Scents. Of. Humor.

henry

50 shades of new thread.

Dave (in MA)


The Pitzer Anarchy Studies Center is open.

henry

An equally stupid obsession of the left : the Streetcar of the Future!!!!.

Team crony in Milwaukee wants their streetcar because unless $100 million or so is spent removing parking, and $1.8 million per year subsidizing empty streetcars, children in Milwaukee will go hungry and have crappy schools.* this while Milwaukee can't afford enough police officers to blunt Chicago level violence in the hood. To make it better, Mayor Barrett set up TIF districts to pay for it -- taking all property tax from part of the city to pay the bonds (instead of funding city programs like child nutrition or police; public school taxes go to the streetcar instead; sewer fees got to the streetcar while Lake Michigan is filled with untreated waste; etc).

* expect more of the same as the NBA whines about a home for the Bucks. Mother state and surrounding counties refuse to fund this one.

Iggy

A Desire Named Streetcar.

Bori

This streetcar obsession... Does anyone remember why most cities got rid of the streetcars in the first place?

Iggy

Charles C W Cooke kicks the dwarflike Lupica in his estrogen shrunken nuts.

Iggy

Seven insane shopping tips from the PC po-lice.

jimmyk

Does anyone remember why most cities got rid of the streetcars in the first place?

The streetcar obsessed will claim that it was a conspiracy between the auto manufacturers to get everyone to buy cars.

Captain Hate on the iPad

When Costanza's favorite "author" pontificates about firearms, full retard mode is quickly engaged.

Janet - I wish my family had a poncho

Yes, jimmyk...that's their line.
Streetcars are just slow, uber expensive, buses on tracks with overhead electrical wires.
If a city already has buses...they will need different drivers, different mechanics & tools to maintain the streetcar system. So the city will have 2 systems to support now. Where will the "bus barn" area be for the streetcars? Usually cost estimates leave out all those considerations.

Here's the AST site that has good links - http://www.sensibletransit.org/

Also, San Antonio voters finally got rid of their streetcar insanity too.

this article applies to streetcars too if the peddlers are pushing the "green" angle for streetcars - Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_CLIMATE_FUEL_EFFECTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

henry

Lucky me. I get to participate in the USDA Census of Agriculture. They'll probably send someone a Pigford check based on whatever answers I send back.

henry

Janet, the Mayor and cronies are trying to push the streetcar through without a vote. Given how Barrett runs the city, caveat emptor to any vendors. (The high speed rail suckers are still chasing crony cash that Walker shut off the day he took office).

rich@gmu

f*** me ... laundry detergent?

rich@gmu

>>>Other people say that Pluto is not a planet.

son of a bitch ...

rich@gmu

New Horizons will figure it out ...

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/

rich@gmu

think beasts worked on that project ...

Miss Marple

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley,
Ding, ding ding went the bell,
Ka-ching, ching ching went the coffers
As our cities all drove us to hell.

Miss Marple

http://therightscoop.com/victims-of-sydney-terrorist-attack-died-as-heroes-one-rushed-gunman-other-protected-pregnant-friend/

God bless them both.

Miss Marple

Nytol.

narciso

A great interview of col James Mitchell by megyn

Strawman Cometh

Caught a few moments of the JEF at Joint Base McGuire-Dix on C-Span, the background of servicemen, black and white, could have been mistaken as wallpaper, you could hear a pin drop.
The Ace links to Deroy:
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/394712/obama-revisits-army-base-where-his-buddy-bill-ayers-tried-kill-servicemen-deroy

clarice

henry, you have to invite JANET she defeated the Arlington streetcar Shagam to Milwaukee as a community organizer.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Janet - I wish my family had a poncho -

now if we could get rid of recycling. sort the trash ... um, no.

rich@gmu

my housemates have only complained that I dont' take care of the recycling. I've told them I don't care, but if we get fined, I'll pay full freight.

Jane on Ipad

I'm not sure I 've ever seen an interview on par with the one Megyn Kelly just did.

rich@gmu

ballgame ... Brees just dialed in 18/20 2tds.

CR

I agree Jane. I really appreciated that she let him talk at length without a lot of interruptions.

henry

Clarice, there is strong pushback already. However, Barrett lost to Walker twice. Business is leaving Milwaukee as fast as it can. Barrett needs a trophy and the rest of them (city council) need the graft. The Chamber of Cronies is upset about the development along 94 in Racine and Kenosha, plus are having a hissy fit over the Kenosha Casino project. They need to be the center of the universe, but the surrounding counties are tired of sending them money to waste. When faced with an OPM revolt, they want a trolley, and by gum they will get their trolley. End result is Milwaukee will make Detroit look populated in a decade or sooner. As long as my taxes don't go there, they can sink into the deep tunnel for all I care.

rich@gmu

who was the interviewee?

Jane on Ipad

Rich,

The guy who weatherboarded KSM, and who is now receiving death threats from democrats.

CR what blew my mind was his humanity. Difi should be impeached for treason.

Jane on Ipad

His name is Jim Mitchell and he will be on again tomorrow.

CR

Dr. James Mitchell who oversaw the EIT program for the CIA after 9-11. I've always thought of Feinstein as my least worst Senator. I'm genuinely shocked she did this.

rich@gmu

thanks. I'll try to catch it tomorrow.

GUS

Wih all the issues we've got in Milwaukee, leave it a libtard like Barrett to obsess over a choo choo.

Captain Hate

Our Miss Brooks:

http://cnsnews.com/commentary/jen-kuznicki/unhinged-post-blogger-falls-lefts-tricks-every-time

Iggy

-- I've always thought of Feinstein as my least worst Senator.--

Trying to think of a lower bar.
No luck.

Carol_Herman

Streetcars would let passengers off in the middle of streets. (There was one in Brooklyn, where I lived. It left passengers off every few blocks, right in the middle of Coney Island Avenue.

Now, remember the streetcars were in the LEFT LANE! Cars with green lights just came shooting by. And, the passengers were like bowling pins. Lots of dead ones!

Janet S.

I think the next city level issue I'll look into is the Affordable Housing program.
from their promo handout -
"We actively support affordable housing to promote: Diversity, Inclusivity, Choice, and Sustainability"

anything using the word sustainability is sketchy.

Iggy

The progressive case against birthright citizenship.

Carol_Herman

The Brooklyn Dodgers. They were named this when they played at Ebbets Field. Six different trolley lines "merged" at some point near this stadium. And, people "dodged" to get inside to see a baseball game.

In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to LA.

Men used to go to those games wearing their 3-piece business suits. AND, wearing hats!

Only in 1960, when JFK came in and refused to don a fedora, did hats become passe.

Trolleys are really nasty. As I said, you leave the curb ... to get on and off ... in the left hand lane of very busy traffic.

It probably cost a nickel a ride. And, the trolley driver had a gadget where he could produce nickles dimes and quarters from a metal carrier he wore on his belt. He didn't take the fares, though. Because there was a contraption right as you got on; where you dropped your change into it ... And, you could watch it circulate down the glass, and disappeared into the bin, below.

Frau  Strassenbahn

My paternal grandmother was done in by a trolley in downtown Dallas in 1946. She was elderly and used to getting her way. On this occasion, she didn't.

jimmyk

leave it a libtard like Barrett to obsess over a choo choo.

DeBlasio is still obsessed with ridding Central Park of the scourge of carriage horses. Gangbangers in East New York, not so much.

GUS

Diane Feinstein. Did she vote for everything the Harry Reid told her to?
Yes.
She's scum. It's total bullshit to say that she is respected. By whom?? Boehner? McCakeHole??

jimmyk

Just caught the Mitchell interview, replayed at midnight. Absolutely riveting and powerful. He'll be on again tomorrow night.

GUS

JimmyK, the LIBTARDS have no intention of listening to Dr James Mitchell. If they did, they would not have slimed, him, the CIA, our Security apparatus and our Country.

The left hates this country. It's time we understood that and took heed.

Miss Marple

Good morning!

Here is the link to the interview with Kim Mitchell:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3944074408001/cia-interrogation-architect-reacts-to-interrogation-report/?#sp=show-clips

Miss Marple

Those lynching effigies hung up in Berkley last week, which the media showed as signs of racism? An ART PROJECT!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875309/Student-group-claims-hung-effigies-lynching-victims-Berkeley-campus-ART-PROJECT.html

Miss Marple

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2874874/Notoriously-late-Bill-Blasio-kept-100-passengers-waiting-flight-Puerto-Rico-ordering-JetBlue-plane-wait-runway.html

This guy is a real piece of work.

Miss Marple

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875240/Big-Eyes-painter-Margaret-Keane-husband-Walter-stole-work-scammed-America-nuttier-Tim-Burton-s-movie-portrayal.html

Those of us who grew up in the 60's remember these paintings quite well. my sister and I always used to joke about them because they were so awful.

henry

84 students killed, at least as many wounded at school in Peshawar. the school is on a military base, K-12.

Miss Marple

And finally, Warner Brothers gets a fee for every Guy Fawkes mask sold:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/technology/masked-anonymous-protesters-aid-time-warners-profits.html?_r=0

Extraneus

Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story

Miss Marple

henry,

I wonder how long it will be before we are told those attackers in Pashwar weren't REAL Muslims.

henry

Peshawar death toll now 126, mostly children. 6 Taliban attacked, including one who blew himself up (and others). They are still counting.

henry

MissM, clearly a lone wolf pack.

Jack is Back!

Bastards! At mass on Sunday our young priest asked if anyone had bad news that week and Mrs. JiB raised the 4 young Christians martyred for refusing to convert to Islam. The church erupted with applause and quiet prayer.

When dealing with pre-Stone Age reptiles you need more than hand-wringing political correctness and sloganeering. We can always send DiFi over to negotiate a more reasonable approach in their tactics.

Jack is Back!

Addendum: The applause was after a long colloquy between Mrs. JiB and the priest over the resolve of the youths to continue their devotion to Christ and not to some maniacal institute camoflauged as a religion of peace.

Miss Marple

This attack by the Taliban makes this hand-wringing about EIT look pretty silly. Also the hostage tragedy in Sydney.

I go back to what I have thought for some time: fundamental Islam masks a collection of psychopaths and thugs who use the Koran as an excuse to do barbaric acts which gratify them.

daddy

JiB,

Just landed and off to drink beers, but tomorrow night my 3rd partner on the way home is a former Shuttle Astronaut. Have never met him but am told he is a great guy---very low key and does not bring it up.

If Frederick has any questions he wants to ask an ex-Shuttle Astronaut, feel free to post them and I'll see if I can get some answers.

Later---beer is calling. Cheers.

Miss Marple

And now, coming down on the "insane" side of the "evil or insane?" argument:

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/227150-obama-looks-like-the-rock-president-sees-resemblance#.VJArt1-4Nrk.twitter

NKtesting

Daddy flyin' with the 'A' Team! But we here all know who the coolest guy on the flight deck will be.

NKtesting

I refuse to read that. D johnson is a handsome, bright, successful man (with fine singing voice.) He bears no resemblance to Obummer.

Miss Marple

NK,

I only put it up because it shows how deep Obama's narcissism goes.

He really needs to be in a padded cell.

Marlene

JamesD,I look forward to the story of your morning commute. Three metro lines in DC shut down because of a water main break. Take care.

Pagar

Just happened to read this:

http://www.theminorityreportblog.com/2013/07/22/a-detailed-list-of-curious-coincidences-in-president-obamas-life/

Pagar

Just one more day:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/azdc/2014/12/15/mcsally-barber-race-decided-wednesday/20456079/

I cannot for the life of me imagine why any American would vote against her.

NKtesting

Marlene-- no criticism of you meant at all. You're quite right, Obummer's narcissism has ramped up to '11' he's well and truly clinical now.

henry

Streetcar vote today, or maybe not. A minority on the city council may be able to delay the vote, big time crony upset that his trolley curb service to his new project won't happen, police union pissed that officers get furloughs while Barrett plays with his toy train. A delay puts the council vote in the middle of Barrett's re-election campaign.

NKtesting

PS: Marlene-- after 2+ weeks of mild temps, some cold is coming back, and a Greenland Block may form-- if it does, here come the Nor-easters with snow: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-16/frigid-air-returning-to-u-s-just-in-time-for-holidays.html

NKtesting

Barrett and NYC's Mayor Bane are perfect exemplars of Prog madness. I hope the younguns are watching and learning.

Extraneus

Why are anti-Islamists always described as far-right while Islamists are never described as far-left?

Estimated 15,000 people join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ on march in Dresden

Captain Hate

I refuse to read that. D johnson is a handsome, bright, successful man (with fine singing voice.) He bears no resemblance to Obummer.

He's also a Republican iirc, although I have to use that term advisedly since it doesn't seem to stand for very much these days (although it certainly dovetails nicely with RickB's new moniker).

Captain Hate

Welp I see the new substandard for this software is indeterminate waits for comments to show up.

Captain Hate

His invitations to Rove News Sunday will start drying up if he keeps writing like this:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/15/media-swoon-elizabeth-warren-unlike-ted-cruz-hailed-as-principled-crusader/

Marlene

NK,your 8:23 is a response to MM. @8:32,yes I hope we get lots of snow. It has been gray and cloudy and the sleet and freezing rain is a menace. In fact,it just started to snow here.

NKtesting

Crude prices are being routed. Putin is shrinking. The House of Saud and Shale producers are pumping like no tomorrow, and he's probably selling to the ChiComs and India at <$50Barrel now. Nice.

sbw

elizabeth-warren-unlike-ted-cruz-hailed-as-principled-crusader

No one wants a crusader trying to impose one view on the rest of us.

Marlene

*are a menace* in other words,impossible to drive in those conditions!

rse

As the Sandy Springs mayor prattles on about finding the right mix of retail and all the expensive planned parks and high end luxury high rises that will last 40 years and other ideas that suggest no good sense, just political power, it would be nice if these type of warnings were better understood. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/property-report/ghost-mall-struggles-in-suburban-paris/article22093120/

This "if we build it they will come" mentality that falls in with the streetcar frenzy is going to impact so many areas, especially as the development is financed via bonds counting on the future economic success. No one seems to appreciate why the successful shopping centers were all built in the 60s. Few businesses can survive with the rents all these new developments have to charge yet we still see the mowing down of existing small businesses for planned "Live. Work. Play" communities.

By the way the mayor used to head the Rep party is Ga. Now he thinks politicians via eminent domain can create the right retail mix.

Old Lurker

New Thread

Jane

Is there any hour of the day you have not had a beer, Daddy? Who else can say that?

Pagar

You can use Elizabeth Warren and principled in the
same sentence? Who knew?

"She really demonstrated to a lot of us that she would follow the model of . . . people like Franken, Barack Obama, Hillary.”

Principled???????

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115509/elizabeth-warren-hillary-clintons-nightmare

IMO, Unprincipled is a better description.

henry

Jane, I assume you mean "after college." ;)

Iggy

--Those of us who grew up in the 60's remember these paintings quite well. my sister and I always used to joke about them because they were so awful.--

Always make me think of the movie Village of the Damned.

Iggy

--I go back to what I have thought for some time: fundamental Islam masks a collection of psychopaths and thugs who use the Koran as an excuse to do barbaric acts which gratify them.--

Yeah, I'd say there are three kinds of muslims;
1. Secular ones who just want to live their lives and almost always are powerless and not in a position of governance.
2. Fundamentalist whackos, who are at war with all outsiders and are either stateless terrorists or running places like Iran.
3. Orthodox muslims, who are more tolerant of other faiths yet still seek to expand by force and rule the world.

Only the powerless of number 1 can be peacefully lived with and even they often side with 2 and 3 when push comes to shove.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Many thanks for the Astronaut questions. Frederick's "dutch uncle" Ox van Hoften, my ex-associate, did two shuttle missions. Ask your 3rd if he knows him? Frederick's room looks like KSC mission control with all the stuff from Ox:)

rse, You should see the "ghost" buildings, complexes, commercial strips and office buildings in Florida. Especially long the First Coast and down into Orlando off of I-4. In China they have whole cities planned for over a million people "ghosted" out. But ever notice none are government buildings:)

Jane

"Jane, I assume you mean "after college." ;)"

Henry,

I was specifically thinking of 5AM. Can you remember having a beer at 5:AM

AliceH

"Can you remember having a beer at 5:AM"

My goodness, yes, including "after college". Good times....

Jane

You didn't invite me Alice. Harrumph!

AliceH

"You didn't invite me"

invite?!! LOL. It seems to me, such occasions spontaneously generated. Who needs plans or invites when there were places open and serving round the clock? There even was a (now closed, I've heard) "Gina's Drive-thru" liquor store open 24hrs.*

Working second shift and on tech projects with periodic 16-20 hour days introduces you to a whole different world ;)

*To this day I regret not buying a bumper sticker from them that said: If you're gonna drive 'em to drink, drive 'em to Gina's

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