Memeorandum


Powered by TypePad

« Not Enough One-Percenters | Main | Monday Morning QB »

January 31, 2015

Comments

glasater

First! Yay!

Jeff Dobbs

You cannot spell

J-E-B B-U-S-H (R)
and
H-I-L-L-A-R-Y C-L-I-N-T-O-N (D)

Without B-R-A-D-Y B-A-L-L-S

Science. Grammar.

henry

Hit, you crossed the streams. That pairing for 2016 is as exciting as cold oatmeal.

RickB

Walker-Cruz
Walker-Rubio
Walker-Sandoval

Hmm... which pairing sells the most tickets?

Remember - Texas is in the bag and Florida weighs more than Nevada.

Jeff Dobbs

Well, I've got good news and bad news.

Brakes went out on mrs hit and run's car.

No, I mean off. As in the brake pad on the front driver's side fell right off as she was pulling into the garage.

So what's the good news?

Car shop is walking distance to the pool hall.

Opens at noon. Gotta run.

Danube on iPad

The prospect of Jeb Bush as the nominee depresses me more than I can say.

rich@gmu

can't believe that Jeb Bush is a serious contender for the nomination ...

rich@gmu

just when you thought there wasn't much left to scarp at the bottom of the barrel, someone manages to find something that should be locked away at the CDC ...

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/01/the_upper_middle_class_is_ruining_all_that_is_great_about_america.single.html

really?

RickB

DoT,

Focus on Walker's cabinet picks. I have Mike Lee down for AG. Who should he go for for State and Defense?

Steve

ICONIC:
The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-10-super-bowl-commercials-of-all.html

glasater

About this finger whistling thing…sometimes I can do it pretty well and other times I cannot.

A Mystery!

rich@gmu

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_PODEMOS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-01-31-08-00-52

yikes.

James D.

DoT, we are in 100% agreement on the thought of Jeb as a potential nominee.

Honestly, regardless of the nominee,and as much as we all want to see the back of Zero, just the thought of the endless campaign over the next 21 months depresses me beyond words.

In happier news, though, I'm going yp gross a little over $1,000 on the books for January, which is the second straight month I'll hot that figure.

(We won't talk about the net figure; that isn't quite as exciting! But it IS improving month by month)

clarice

Super, James D! Congratulations. That's a lot of hard work.

Old Lurker

Hey James. Then take that net figure you don't want to study and divide it by the hours you spent writing then tell me why you resent half the population getting paid to do nothing...

Have a nice day.

:-)

peter

Have turned into a lurker due to the inability to post from my Apple product.
However, I did want to comment on the Sheldon Silver Sleaze. Shelly had an awful lot of power, including th power to appoint judges. (Technically Supreme Court, i.e., trial judges in New York State are elected, but if you aren't nominated by the Dem party, you aren't getting elected in the four boroughs of NYC which have the most generous jury pool.) So the law firm, Weitz & Luxembourg, which had a lock on these mesothelioma cases got special treatment from the judges in Supreme Court New York County in Manhattan, to steer multi million dollar settlements to the right judges, so much so, that the regular ambulance chasers, who only had personal injury cases without the Shelly stamp of approval, had to wait in line for their wealth redistribution. I am intimately familiar with this whole sleazy process having defended ( and I use the term loosely, since the whole playing field is severely slanted ) for years. Will Silver's departure herald a new era for fair trials in tort suits in New York? Nah

Man Tran

The finger whistle thing is about creating a Helmholtz Resonator. Blowing across the top of a beer bottle is common example. It takes two elements: a tuned oriface and a resonant cavity. I think it is easier to think of someone who can do it without the fingers. Their tongue leaves a very small gap behind their lower lip and the space under their tongue is the cavity.

I had the privilege of working in a steel plant in Allaquippa to solve the problem of blast furnace stoves that self destructed from the unintended creation of a H/R in their basic design. They were essentially self contained earthquakes.

rich@gmu

Congratulations James.

James D.

I've done that calculation, OL. You can probably guess the result :)

RickB

Rich,

The decision by the Swiss to cast off and row for their lives appears to have been very well founded. I find it very amusing to watch the Greek commies try to destroy the Global Village Idiots' EUtopia and I don't see why the Spanish communists shouldn't jump on. They can always blame the Spanish socialists for supplying the stupidity requisite to burn money with SkyDragon solar projects.

rich@gmu

ha ... no matter the topic, someone here at JOM has the professional experience.

What's that whistling noise ... it's a Helmholtz Resonator ... RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

(just joking around Man Tran, no offense intended). I do find it amazing the mix of professional experience here.

peter

With its high unemployment among the 30 and under set, it wouldn't surprise me if Spain had another civil war, God forbid.

rich@gmu

Posted by: peter | January 31, 2015 at 12:41 PM -

good grief.

clarice

Southern Europe, the original home of the Argentine lunatics shows again how engrained economic illiteracy is. Is it genetic?

rich@gmu

Posted by: RickB | January 31, 2015 at 12:53 PM-

As I was reading the article, I remembered the quote::

>>>Grass was enjoying himself for the first time all evening. He was not simply saying, "You really don't have so much to worry about." He was indulging his sense of the absurd. He was saying: "You American intellectuals — you want so desperately to feel besieged and persecuted!"

He sounded like Jean-François Revel, a French socialist writer who talks about one of the great unexplained phenomena of modern astronomy: namely, that the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.<<<

Seems that the supplanting of the dollar by the euro will have to get a rewrite ...

rich@gmu

Posted by: clarice | January 31, 2015 at 01:00 PM -

It feels that way, but then all I have to do is cast a gimlet eye a bit east of me ...

Jane

I am thrilled beyond belief that I can do something (4 finger whistle) that so many of you can't. I can even play a tune that way.

Wet your lips, stick your fingers under your tongue and go for it.

Jane

Rick,

I'm thinking about Walkers SOS and SOD but I am absolutely sure Trey Gowdy must be the AG.

Jane

BTW Whitney Houston's daughter was found unresponsive in a bathtub - just like her mother, 3 years ago.

clarice

I get a loud farting sound , Jane.

Danube on iPad

John Bolton for State. Gowdy for AG. Not sure about defense.

Danube on iPad

I appears that those wishing to watch Cavs v. Blue Demons will have to endure Vitale. I won't do it.

Appalled

What are you guys going to do if the establishment gets behind Walker? (It could happen --- he's not all sour face on gay marriage, Obamacare, or immigration)

Jeb won't be President. He won't be the nominee. I'm not sure why he thinks he will be.

mockmook


Congrats to TM for catching the 33min vs 3min Obama onanism:

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/201732/

118 in 3 sounded fishy to me, too.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Appalled | January 31, 2015 at 01:44 PM -

welcome them to the party. i'm doubtful they will but if it looks like he's the winner doubt they'll make much of a fuss. i can also be a pragmatist as well "campaign in poetry and govern in prose" sort of thing.

My ideal immigration policy won't ever get enacted and I can visualize (and understand) reasons for a more "middle of the road" approach. In re: Zerocare-the current scheme is unworkable, and the system which existed before has been irretrievably broken, so something will be passed in its place. Call it repeal, but it won't wholly restore what existed before. In re: the left's pushing of social issues-maybe they'll push just a little too far. Pretty sure someone could point out (and make into a minor campaign theme) that the left's push of cultural liberalism is a necessary adjunct of the welfare state.

Jeff Dobbs

118 in 3 sounded fishy to me, too.

The headline abbreviated the meaning of...Watch Obama refer to himself 118 times in (the) three minutes (it takes you to watch this video from his 33 minute speech)

Jeff Dobbs

00000ps

rich@gmu

fixed

Danube on iPad

I would love ro see the fnork get behind Walker.

Porchlight

Congratulations, James D!

Bolton and Gowdy sound great to me.

Appalled, if the establishment gets behind Walker, great. They'll have made a good call for a change. I hope you're right about Jeb.

The size and strength of the overall field encourages me. In contrast to the fields in 2008 and 2012, it indicates to me that the establishment expects to win.

rich@gmu

so it begins ...

Jeb Bush's Former Classmates Say He Was A Hash-Smoking Bully

good grief ...

and they could expend a few hundred pixels to get some dirt on Zeros Columbia or Occidental or HLS or Punahou School (an elite private school) ...

rich@gmu

they couldn't ...

couldn't let that typo go ...

mockmook

Posted by: hit and run | January 31, 2015 at 02:03 PM


Thanks for the clarification. Whether 3 or 33, there was no way in hell I was going to watch the little fuhrer.

Captain Hate

I appears that those wishing to watch Cavs v. Blue Demons will have to endure Vitale. I won't do it.

I don't know if I'm in an extremely forgiving mood or what, but Clark Kellogg hasn't irritated me in this Arkansas/Florida game. Maybe I should call 911...

Captain Hate

I would love ro see the fnork get behind Walker.

With Jen Rubin saying nice things about him, I think it's very possible.

Beasts of England

I can't do the finger whistle thing and am feeling micro-aggressed. Y'all need to quit othering me.

Beasts of England

@Cap't: What's the story on Pearl? Is he a top-tier coach? There was a large group of supporters who wanted to dump Grant and grab Pearl before be went to the Dark Side...

Janet

Sue...from the last thread -

I have been driving myself and my husband crazy once again attempting the allusive no hand piercing whistle. Grrrr...,

Keep at it! IF you get too discouraged, I'll get my mom to call & tell you that you're NOT ALLOWED to whistle like that. That'll get ya goin!

BTW - I just got back from our favorite used bookstore & I found a copy of Unicorn Vengeance! Oh my goodness...
$1.58 for lots of merriment. :)

henry

Our chausses are doomed.

Captain Hate

Beasts, I'm not an expert on SEC basketball but I've always thought Pearl is kind of a goof. I could be wrong about that though...

Beasts of England

Flounder was a hash-smoking bully? I'm sure he once cut a kid's hair, too...

Beasts of England

My impression, too, Captain.

Captain Hate

Since nobody is here @ chez Hate I just made sure I can still whistle loudly. Like riding a bike.

Jane

Oh yeah, I like Bolton too.

I get a loud farting sound , Jane.

Keep trying Clarice, but do it in private.

Rich, I was in the same town as Jeb for 3 of those 4 years and I can attest that everyone in HS was trying pot and alcohol. That's what you did back then. I'm not sure I believe the "hash" part tho. I'm not even sure hash was a known commodity back then.

The Boston Globe is going to have to up its game if they want to crush Jeb. I look forward to their expose of Hillary at Wellesley.

rich@gmu

beasts-

yeah ... he was that going on 40 years ago ... now if it were a choom smoking bully, right now, occupying the White House ...

... why we would never hear of it.

Belle

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/gleneagles-hotel-set-to-go-up-for-sale-1-3676119

OT: Gleaneagles Hotel for sale?

rich@gmu

Jane-

They'll give it the ole' college try. They haven't even launched into Noelle yet. That ought to be fun (in a sad way).

Danube on iPad

Can't do the whistle either.

Let me know how you feel when Kellogg says "spurtability," CH.

Captain Hate

He is at his absolute worst when he does that crap, DoT, and fortunately kept it under control.

Kellogg used to play at a playground I played at in the late 70s; I was never there when he was but everybody held him in extremely high regard while he was still in high school. Although I never played with him, there were a lot of college players home for the summer and the level of play was the highest I've ever been involved with.

sbw

Hey, ye of guitar persuasion, my son put my old Gibson Dove up on ebay. He estimated to put a price on it. Any idea what a fair price would be?

Jane

SBW - get GUS to tell you.

Buckeye

sbw, Jane is right, GUS would have an informed idea. It is a beauty.

Captain Hate

Yes, Gus will provide a very insightful quote.

boris

The Dove is a great guitar.
Should bring a good price.

Couple of 60's era band-mates seriously imperiled a long friendship over a Dove. When our other guitar player needed some cash he "sold" his Dove to the singer with the intention and agreement to buy it back when he had the bucks. Singer wouldn't sell it back to him. Time for a new singer.

Buckeye

Mrs Buckeye and Buckeyette went to a movie and left me to make lasagna. Very specific instructions, " don't forget the fennel seed!" I think fortification with Sangiovese is required. Me, not the lasagna.

MarkO

I will watch, but I have no faith in my Dukies, especially at Virginia.

I'm a backslider.

Jack is Back!

I thought Dickie V was doing UNC v. Louisbille today??

glasater

Beast and DOT-

Here's a cute gal that may inspire you to learn how to whistle with your fingers in your mouth ;-)

Beasts of England

In a bit of irony, the lady who did the advertising for Chief Justice Roy Moore's election campaign is, with her wife, suing the state over teh ghey marriage.

They were married up there in the land of deflated footballs and have moved down here to show us barefoot hicks what diversity is all about! After all, diversity is our strength! JATFI

By the way, I couldn't give a rat's rear about gay marriage. Heck, they should suffer through it, too. ;)

Jack is Back!

A tutorial:

anonamom

Those three questions should have taken out Obamacare. Too bad the MSM ever asked them about it.

Jack is Back!

anonamom,

I think the Repubs asked them but were droned out by the Dems. But you're right its up to the MSM to ask them.

Beasts of England

Oh, noez!! Jeb picked on a short kid and sewed his pajama legs shut!! Can't those evil RethugliKKKans ever be trusted? It's enough to make me vote for him. :)

DrJ

Unexpected!

A video was released on Saturday purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
Jane


Jordon has responded to Isis and said if they kill their pilot, they will kill every Islamic prisoner they have.

Finally someone with balls.

Jack is Back!

I have a personal story about Jordan but no one will believe me so I will just say this: Do not fuck with them.

Captain Hate

I'm sure Jeb is being advised by the best experts Top Men keep on retainer but I'd like him to say he smoked hash but didn't inhale and that he doesn't remember bullying anybody but definitely didn't rape anybody or stand trial for sexual harassment and then stand out of the way of the beshatening.

Beasts of England

Let's hope so, Jack. If I remember correctly, Japan was also not to be trifled with at one time. Nippon also has a bit of a history of disliking other races. And really, really good with really, really good blades. Wouldn't hurt my feelings for them to rekindle a little of that...

Captain Hate

The country who did Black September knows how to deal with vermin.

Captain Hate

I have an intense need not to hear about Bruce Jenner ever again.

Captain Hate

Bruce refused to loosen his anal sphincter and I couldn't talk for half an hour afterward.

Captain Hate

TM, would you clean up whoever socked me @ 5:44

Danube on iPad

I understand the Jordanians said if the pilot was killed all ISIS prisoners would be hanged. Hope they're short drops, videotaped and shown on social media.

I speculated Vitale simply because it's ESPN.

Captain Hate


Ever fall in love with a lie
Ever fall in love with a lie
Ever felt a gun for the trigger
Ever fell so fast you could die
Got to be at least 500 inches
Cubic inches never certifited by law
Ever had a feeling of pleasure
Ever felt your eyes get shot
ever fall into the trunk yeah
So fast head over your balls
Got to be at least 500 inches
Cubic inches out of 75 recorded by law
Ever fall in love with a Chevy
Ever fall in love with a Ford
Ever felt the torque of a hemmi
Ever seen the face of the lord
Got to be at least 500 inches
Cubic inches out of 75 recorded by law
Ever fall in love with a lie
Ever fall in love with a lie
Ever felt a gun for the trigger
Ever fell so fast you could die
Got to be at least 500 inches
Cubic inches never certified by law

Captain Hate

Thank you for the whistling explanation, ManTran.

Captain Hate

5:56 was not me.

Captain Hate

The first 5:56 that is.

Captain Hate

Clean up your site, TM. Have some pride of ownership.

Beasts of England

Register with TypePad, Captain, and insert your own avatar. At least it will distinguish you from the cowardly idiot.

Jane

I posted the Jordan thing on facebook and a friend said:

"Playing with prisoners is cowardice. Hunt ISIS down and kill them all."

I have to agree with him.

Buckeye

thermobaric munitions would be too good for the ISIS pukes

Jack is Back!

Our agent in Jordan was the son n law of King Hussein. They wanted us to come and listening to the briefing on the Dissi . Amman waeter pipeline. [Big deal if you are a desert kingdom]. So, they booked me on Royal Jordanian Air !st Class (natch) and i enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I wish it would never stop:)

Get into Amman, I am personally announced over the planes tannoy to come forward for expedited off boarding. No customs, no immigration, just a heavily armed guy escorting me out the building but where is my bag I checked. Already in the trunk of the Merc I was led to and put in the back seat where I sat but fellt something odd under my feet.

Turned out to be two Uzi's fully clipped and ready for action as was the driver and his shotgun up front. Take me to the Marriott in Amman and check out the room before I can go in. NO CHECK IN. Wish me good night.

Go down for dinner on the terrace of the resrtaurant and there in the shadows is the guy who was in the passenger seat. Smiles and salutes me. Never left the place while I was there. But I had a great meal and was offered by the sommerlier the best bottle of wine in their cellar. But it was outside my price range. No problem, I'm not paying for it any way:)

Jordan.

Captain Hate

I really hate this software. I've tried adding avatars that work just fine elsewhere and get a big fat nothing here.

Extraneus

Steve Kroft's Cheat-Texts Reveal He Was Paranoid about "Right-Wing Zealots" Finding Out About His Affair, Didn't Want to be Seen Publicly With His Black Mistress, and Learned Obama "Hated" Eric Holder

He wasn't afraid of left-wing bloggers finding out, for some reason.

Extraneus

Don't worry about it, Captain. We can generally tell which posts are yours before reading your name.

Captain Hate

Ahhhh...
The Lord is a monkey
Thanksgiving's coming on the Fourth of July
In the form of a girl with a needle in her eye
Well she come from out west on a nickel worth of gas
Got her mind on her money and her dope up her ass
Outside of Phoenix she was kinda broke down
Burned a cracker-boy rig and she was out of that town.
Ha Ha Ha!

Ahhhhh...
Well she was a Hare Krishna in the Ashram Bed
She was sellin' 'get sky' and had funky-ass hair
She pooed in my mouth and she threw me on the bed
Where she cut off my balls and she sewed them to my head
Well she's heading back East in a 67 Caddy
Got her mind on her money and a dope for her daddy

Well I met her on the street where she beat me like a fool
Then she got me accepted to an ivy league school
Well I real did good but it's kickin' my ass
I lost 38 pounds and my eye turned to glass
Well she's looking pretty good first week in July
She's got her dope up her ass and a needle in her eye

Ahhhhh...
Thanksgivings coming on the Fourth of July
In the form of a girl with a needle in her eye
Well she come from out west on a nickel worth of gas
Got her mind on her money and her dope up her ass

Extraneus

We also know you don't normally wax poetic.

Jack is Back!

Ah! A Captain Hate who i can hete.

Jack is Back!

For those of you in Israel during the superbowl broadcast: A Hebrew tnsalation of what is going on.

http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/football-1.htm

Jane

That Steve Croft thing is - well, a thing, I guess. Interesting he sort of, maybe, on occasion, thinks about his wife, but he is scared to death of the right wing media (as it there were some right wing media). The sense of self importance thing is gross.

Do you guys think Obama actually hates Eric HOlder? Does Eric Holder know?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Wilson/Plame