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May 06, 2015

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Threadkiller

Candy isn't so dandy?

GMax

Yeah but liquor is definitely much quicker...

Dave (in MA)


SNL douche got punked

Dave (in MA)

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matt

eek...we're all gonna die!!!!!

lyle

I'm sure liking what I'm seeing/hearing from Fiorina. I wish we could hear her shred that dead broke alcoholic woman in a debate.

Threadkiller

Called Limbaugh but the phone just rang after several busy signal attempts.

Had to give up. He was talking about the faux conservative mouthpieces claiming Geller may have gone over the top.

I wanted to tell him the argument I am using with any of my friends who are of the same mindset.

"Are you saying the rape victim shouldn't have been wearing a short skirt if she didn't want to get raped?"

It gets the point across quickly.

Miss Marple

lyle, I really, REALLY like Fioriina.

She has a direct manner of speaking that is easy to understand. And she doesn't use politico-speak at all.

I like that she doesn't let the media set the premise and pushes right back at them.

I sure would like to see her get higher numbers. I am afraid if her poll numbers don't get higher she will not get in the debates.

I think I will start talking her up on Twitter. She probably won't be the nominee but she would make a darn good VP choice and I want her to get more exposure.

Jeff Dobbs

Oh carp, new thread.

I hate sweets.

Gotta run. The nation's capital is not just going to conquer itself.

henry

Michigan taxpayers agree, no sugar for MI budget. 80-20 rejection of gas tax increase that would go to road construction, but mostly to growing the size of government.

lyle

MM, I admire her forthrightness and moxie. I think any nominee could do a lot worse than her for VP. (Which is probably her real goal, here.)

Speaking of which, what's the JOM consensus on who will be Cankles' veep nominee? Okay, we all know who it will be but who will be the puppet put forth?

henry

Oh, NE cheated on the ball deflation thing.

henry

Lyle, on the Biden theory (e.g someone more vile so impeachment is out of the question), it has to be Harry Reid.

Threadkiller

Evan Bayh, or however you spell his name. Either that or a reformed conservative like Huntsman

lyle

That's just evil, henry. And totally believable...

Frau Zuckerhut

Back alley sugar dealers: Psst! looking for a real sweet deal?

Threadkiller

I guess that vindicates all those QBs that said it was deliberate.

As well as all of us that agreed with the obvious but had no standing.

henry

TK, that tweet was 2 min after one saying the exact opposite from the same source. I have no idea which way the NFL ruled, if it even bothered to look into it.

Janet

who will be Cankles' veep nominee?

a Hispanic...not sure which one.

henry

The current tweet says Kraft & Bellichick didn't know, Brady was aware, doesn't say who did it. I think CNBC is trolling us.

Threadkiller

The earlier tweet disappeared afaikt, henry.

The latest provides cover for Kraft and Belicheck

Threadkiller

You are on it!

;-)

Eric in Boise

The latest provides cover for Kraft and Belicheck

Terence, this is stupid stuff.

geezer

So is sugar more appealing to chilluns than that B'mor lead paint.
Who heads up the current eradication program,50 years on?

Jack is Back!

Beside BO being a "bookworm" his personal trainer says he "believes in raging against death". Oh really?

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/241201-obama-trainer-president-believes-in-raging-against-death

Has a six pack for abs, also.

lyle

Hah, Janet!

Washington, DC. In an unprecedented and canny move, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the entire Hispanic population of the United States, those here and the millions to come, as her vice Presidential nominee.

Democrats and Republicans swiftly praised the symbolic move as breathtakingly forward-thinking. "Ms. Clinton is showing off her savvy here, I think," gushed Sen. John McCain. "She's obviously light years ahead of mere mortal politicians in her vision for the country," added Lindsey Graham.

Members of the press in the room went mute except for the moaning sounds of sexual release and orgasmic rapture.

When asked about this announcement, Jeb Bush, who appeared to be prostrate in front of the leaders of Puerto Rico, rose and wiped away a visible tear while attempting to speak. His voice broke and he quickly left the room in heartbroken realization that he just lost the 2016 elelction.

daddy

Hey Daddy, we had a black bear sighting at my condo complex yesterday. I invited him for dinner but he didn't show up!

Posted by: Jane on iPad

Get better garbage, Jane:)

Good morning!

Jane

I'm sure liking what I'm seeing/hearing from Fiorina.

Me too. She never disappoints.

Jeff Dobbs

Sure enough, soon as I said that . . . off we went for a walk to Georgetown Cupcakes.

The things I do for love.

You won't catch me taking even a single bite of that vile stuff.

maryrose

Hil is officially for amnesty like a true pander bear
It won't work for her
We have Martinez from New Mexico as a Veep possibility

James D.

One not-too-distant day sugar will be taxed and regulated like cigarettes.

And if there is the slightest hope for this country, that will be the day that the torches and pitchforks converge on DC, the FDA building is burned to the ground, and bureaucrats are hung from lampposts by the busload.

Enough, enough, ENOUGH of the government telling us what to eat and what not to eat and how to make every goddamned choice in our lives! ENOUGH!

I don't care if sugar leads to increased Alzheimers. I don't care if obesity costs X billions of dollars a year. I don't care if proof is found that the Devil himself put sugar on this Earth purposely to destroy our health. It is NOT THE F**KING GOVERNMENT'S BUSINESS!

How difficult is that to understand?

Threadkiller

Is Martinez hispanic for the sake of votes?

daddy

I may be on "Thin Ice" taking on the Save The Planet types, but on the Eco-front, the professional Climate-Change Lobby now has 2 new Martyrs.

Last week, Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo, went missing, presumed drowned on an expedition to collect samples of thin Arctic ice. Their passion and commitment to stopping climate change gives us all something to aspire to


They were trying to ski from Resolute Station to Bathurst Island to measure thin ice.

You can read about it in The Guardian: Inspirational climate researchers feared dead on Arctic expedition

In the ADN: 'Last Ice' claims lives of researchers

or in a number of other sites such as this one: Dutch skiers presumed drowned in High Arctic, say Nunavut RCMP

They were out to measure "Thinning Ice" in the Arctic, and were lost while supposedly skiing over thin ice. According to their last voice message, they were skiing over that thin ice wearing only their ski's, ski boots and their underwear:

In his last audio message, sent on April 28, Cornelissen -- always with a great sense of humor -- recounts how the weather had been so hot he had to ski in his underpants. He talks of thin ice ahead, and of the likely need to alter course to avoid it.

“We think we see thin ice in front of us, which is quite interesting, and we’re going to research some of that if we can.”

I don't know if these 2 were good scientists are were Eco- morons, but in the comments, if anyone brings up the topic of what the heck were these 2 were doing skiing over thin ocean in their underwear, so apparently without the benefit of floatation gear immediately on hand, then they are attacked by the other commenters for being haters.

My opinion is that if any other Eco-Researchers wish to ski over thin ice in their underwear, feel free, but please don't demand that we Taxpayers have to spend thousands of dollars and risk our lives trying to rescue you.

Here BTW, was a report from one of the Researchers from early in the mission, not reported in the story, but reported in the comments.

March 29, 2015

Yesterday we arrived from Iqaluit via Arctic Bay in Resolute. The weather was beautiful. About -30ºC, sunny, golden light and a great view. What was striking was the amount of thin ice and open water East of Resolute in the Barrow Strait. We heard that the winter was unusual cold, but nevertheless the amount of open water is rather unusual too. It shows that ice conditions and temperatures don’t always necessarily correlate. An explanation can be that strong northerly winds have been pushing the floating ice causing it to crack and open up.

I don't know if the Science is settled, but their hash sure is.



Eric in Boise

You sound a bit out of sorts, James. Care for a Twinkie?

Old Lurker

Hit "Gotta run. The nation's capital is not just going to conquer itself."

Under our new SS operating procedures, visitors arriving late are allowed to simply jump the fence and tour the WH at your leisure. The later, the better.

Dave (in MA)
he "believes in raging against death".
Excluding any babies left to perish in a tray on a shelf at an Illinois women's 'health' facility, of course.

Maybe he could give a Mexican treadmill a try...

centralcal

LOL, Eric in Boise!!

Thomas Collins

What? I come to JOM and there is no thread starter with a screaming red emergency light (a la Drudge) that the Patriots have been found innocent of doctoring the kicking balls but more probably than not GUILTY of doctoring the regular game balls (and Brady, but not Belichick had some knowledge of said doctoring). I'm surprised, Porchlight, you didn't find a way to steal TM's or H&R's administrative codes and start the thread yourself! :-)

clarice

Speaking of Carly's wit and moxie:http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/carly-fiorina-trolls-seth-meyers-over-domain-names/article/2564068

Kicked in a little something to show my appreciation for this.

If sugar led to Alzheimers you;d expect the French to all be zombies--they aren't.

Jack is Back!

Paid $16 on her iPhone while waiting to come on as a guess. Almost McGiverish in a way. She will someone to watch in the debates.

MarkO

Wow. When I woke up this morning, this was on my mind.

narciso

you could have spared us that image, lyle.

I can't get a reading on that report, seeing that Goodell is involved, I'll just assume guilt

Jack is Back!

...guest....

Captain Haiku

Renounce all sugar
Lets you live one hundred years
Or just seems like it

narciso

reminded of the python sketch to climb the two kilimanjaro's

Thomas Collins

Over/under on number of games Brady is suspended? I'll say 4, even though the evidence is not clear and convincing. Goodell will want to establish that he is not toadying to Kraft or giving undue deference to Mr. Gisele.

Jimmy Garoppolo, I hope you're ready.

narciso

sugar and the skydragon, pressing concerns, an Iranian bomb, not so much,

narciso

is there going to be anyone left in Albany:

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/05/06/a-major-donor-to-ny-governor-cuomo-has-flipped-for-the-feds/

henry

Hot Air

henry

my link got zapped, but narciso has it.

narciso

now I think they're clearing a path, like an ion cannon for Teachout, the younger Red Squaw 1.0

Some Guy

I just read the "smoking gun" portions of the Wells report, and I can see why the authors had to use wiggle room words like "probably" or "likely".

The reports conclusion is based on the fact that Brady was pissed that the balls in the Jets game had been overinflated, complained about it, and the two employees joked about Brady's complaint.

That's it.


Eric in Boise

A commenter in that HA link refers to the "Cuomo crime family". It reminds me that lately I've been referring to "Hillary and Bill Corelone" in front of Dem friends acquaintances. Hilarity ensues.

narciso

i call them the razorback borgias, but that might be a little complicated to explain,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/cnn-to-baltimore-lawmaker-arent-democratic-policies-responsible-for-baltimore-failings-video/

and Cummings, come back with lead poisoning, as if that is a federal responsibility,

Thomas Collins

Choice textings by the equipment manager about Brady.

"McNally: Tom sucks...im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon Jastremski: Talked to him last night. He actually brought you up and said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done... Jastremski: I told him it was. He was right though... Jastremski: I checked some of the balls this morn... The refs fucked us...a few of then were at almost 16 Jastremski: They didnt recheck then after they put air in them McNally: Fuck tom ...16 is nothing...wait till next sunday Jastremski: Omg! Spaz On October 21, 2014, McNally and Jastremski exchanged the following text messages: McNally: Make sure you blow up the ball to look like a rugby ball so tom can get used to it before sunday Jastremski: Omg On October 23, 2014, three days before a Sunday game against the Chicago Bears, Jastremski and McNally exchanged the following messages: Jastremski: Can‟t wait to give you your needle this week :) McNally: Fuck tom....make sure the pump is attached to the needle.....fuckin watermelons coming Jastremski: So angry McNally: The only thing deflating sun..is his passing rating The next day, October 24, 2014, Jastremski and McNally exchanged the following messages: Jastremski: I have a big needle for u this week McNally: Better be surrounded by cash and newkicks....or its a rugby sunday McNally: Fuck tom Jastremski: Maybe u will have some nice size 11s in ur locker McNally: Tom must really be working your balls hard this week
Threadkiller

6. In the weeks and months before the AFC Championship Game, McNally periodically exchanged text messages with the Patriots equipment assistant primarily responsible for the preparation of the Patriots game balls, John Jastremski. In a number of those text messages, McNally and Jastremski
discussed the air pressure of Patriots game balls, Tom Brady‟s unhappiness with the inflation level of Patriots game balls, Jastremski‟s plan to provide McNally with a “needle” for use by McNally, and McNally‟s requests for “cash” and sneakers together with the “needle” to be provided by Jastremski. A sports ball inflation needle is a device that can be used to inflate a football (if attached to an
air pump) or release air from a football(if inserted alone into a ball).

For example, on October 17, 2014, following a Thursday night game between the Patriots and the New York Jets during which Tom Brady complained angrily about the inflation level of the game balls, McNally and Jastremski exchanged the following text messages:

McNally: Tom sucks...im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon
Jastremski: Talked to him last night. He actually brought you up and
said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done...
Jastremski: I told him it was. He was right though...
Jastremski: I checked some of the balls this morn... The refs fucked
us...a few of then were at almost 16
Jastremski: They didnt recheck then after they put air in them
McNally: Fuck tom ...16 is nothing...wait till next sunday
Jastremski: Omg! Spaz
On October 21, 2014, McNally and Jastremski exchanged the following text
messages:
McNally: Make sure you blow up the ball to look like a rugby ball so
tom can get used to it before sunday
Jastremski: Omg
On October 23, 2014, three days before a Sunday game against the Chicago
Bears, Jastremski and McNally exchanged the following messages:
Jastremski: Can‟t wait to give you your needle this week :)
McNally: Fuck tom....make sure the pump is attached to the
needle.....fuckin watermelons coming
Jastremski: So angry
McNally: The only thing deflating sun..is his passing rating
The next day, October 24, 2014, Jastremski and McNally exchanged the
following messages:
Jastremski: I have a big needle for u this week
McNally: Better be surrounded by cash and newkicks....or its a rugby
sunday
McNally: Fuck tom
Jastremski: Maybe u will have some nice size 11s in ur locker
McNally: Tom must really be working your balls hard this week

Threadkiller

Hi, TC!

narciso

why would you do that in a text message, in light of everything that has gone before?

MarkO

We have these puerile texts but not Hillary's emails?

Eric in Boise

"Razorback Borgias" sums it up perfectly, narc.

Threadkiller

"Each of the eleven Patriots balls tested at halftime measured below the minimum 12.5 psi level established by the Playing Rules on both gauges. Each of the four Colts balls tested measured within the permissible 12.5 to 13.5 psi range on at least one of the gauges. The measurements were recorded in writing by Richard Farley, an NFL security official who has been assigned to the Patriots and Gillette Stadium for approximately twelve years. Only four Colts balls were tested because the officials were running out of time before the start of the second half."

Fake temp/volume/pressure science hardest hit.

Miss Marple

You know, I am not a sweets fan except for the occasional piece of chocolate, but I became fascnated with the addition of sugar to packaged and processed foods after a trip to England. (Most particularly corn syrup and preservatives.)

My daughter-in-law has lost 24 pounds by giving up fast food and processed food (Hamburger Helper, Instant Oatmeal, Kraft Dinner) plus drinking lots of water.

Thomas Collins

Hi TK. Your formatting of the texts is better than mine.

Threadkiller

Patriots Ball Blakeman Prioleau
1 11.50 11.80
2 10.85 11.20
3 11.15 11.50
4 10.70 11.00
5 11.10 11.45
6 11.60 11.95
7 11.85 12.30
8 11.10 11.55
9 10.95 11.35
10 10.50 10.90
11 10.90 11.35
Colts Ball Blakeman Prioleau
1 12.70 12.35
2 12.75 12.30
3 12.50 12.95
4 12.55 12.15

Threadkiller

It was a nightmare, TC.

Thomas Collins

TK, McNally's comments about Brady may get more buzz than Wells's analysis.

lyle

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bill-clinton-foundation-troubles-i-just-work-here-i-dont-know_939951.html

So let's put these...well, you know the rest.

Marlene

Exactly,Mark O. Tom Brady did not release his emails. Howie Carr,who does he is? Hillary? Ha.

narciso

well it's like that vault in Sokovia, with the necroships

http://twitchy.com/2015/05/06/its-the-apocalypse-how-stupid-was-chris-cuomos-hate-speech-history-lesson-this-stupid/

Threadkiller

"According to our scientific consultants, however, the reduction in pressure of the Patriots game balls cannot be explained completely by basic scientific principles, such as the Ideal Gas Law, based on the circumstances and conditions likely to have been present on the day of the AFC Championship Game. In addition, the average pressure drop of the Patriots game balls exceeded the average pressure drop of the Colts balls by 0.45 to 1.02 psi, depending on various possible assumptions regarding the gauges used, and assuming an initial pressure of 12.5 psi for the Patriots balls and 13.0 psi for the Colts balls."

Marlene

Geez...who does he think he is. I have an excuse,the phone rang while I was typing.

Threadkiller

TC, it makes it highly unlikely that someone that intimidated by Brady would be ball-fiddling without permission.

Jack is Back!

In a "back to the future" moment. That Syrian red line just got its mojo back.

Syria is Using Chamical Weapons Again, Rescue Workers Say - The Slimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/world/middleeast/syria-chemical-weapons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1

John Kerry is in Djibouti and could not be reached for comment.

henry

The tweets clearly show Brady has too much sugar in his diet.

Thomas Collins

Agreed, TK. I think Brady was the instigator.

narciso

that's kind of an old story:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/six-die-from-alleged-chlorine-gas-bomb-attack-in-northwest-syria-1426628284

narciso

it was a free syrian army redoubt, a little over two years ago,

narciso

it seems self evident, but it needs to be said anyways:

http://freebeacon.com/blog/paul-krugman-is-a-self-righteous-moron/

DebinNC

Carly Fiorina v. Katie Couric - a tutorial for other Repubs on how to reject the bogus premises of the throne-sniffers.

Threadkiller

"During his interview, Brady denied any knowledge of or involvement in any efforts to deflate game balls after the pre game inspection by the game officials. He claimed that prior to the events surrounding the AFC Championship Game, he did not know McNally‟s name or anything about McNally‟s game-day responsibilities, including whether McNally had any role relating to game balls or the game officials. We found these claims not plausible and contradicted by other evidence. In fact, during his interview, Jastremski acknowledged that Brady knew McNally and McNally‟s role as Officials Locker Room attendant. Similarly, McNally told NFL Security that he had been personally told by Brady of Brady‟s inflation level preference."

"Bradying" has gone from sitting to lying...

MarkO

There is far too much hate speech about sugar on this site. You need to consider that you might be putting the police at risk by bringing up this topic.

By the way, Greta is dead to me.

Threadkiller

"Of note, Tom Brady was asked to provide emails and text messages in response to narrowly tailored requests pertinent to the subject of our investigation. Brady declined our request."

He stands with Hillary.

narciso

as opposed to saccharine or splenda, which they assure us is perfectly safe,

matt

I guess no one told them that they were skating on thin ice. If you're going to ski on thin ice I would think that a nice thick wet suit would be in order.

My guess is that they were eaten by starving polar bears. they're going extinct, you know. Somewhere.

Porchlight

I'm surprised, Porchlight, you didn't find a way to steal TM's or H&R's administrative codes and start the thread yourself! :-)

LOL, TC. Actually I had no idea until I opened this thread!

But now that I have read a little bit, I have to say: Hahahahahahahahahahha

Poor Tommy.

The funniest part was all the lecturing I got about the weather and SCIENCE.

(Not from you, TC - you are a great sport.)

narciso

I thought Gotham was on the east coast:

http://www.businessinsider.com/kamala-harris-aide-accused-of-running-an-occult-police-force-2015-5

Thomas Collins

I wonder whether Brady has his own server, TK.

By the way, I respect Brady's work ethic, and I happen to think undue attention is paid to Patriots cheating as opposed to the cheating of other players and teams (for example, Jerry Rice and his stickum). But I am not unhappy to see Tom Perfect (a/k/a Bridget Moynihan's baby daddy) get a little heat. Brady, I think, receives too much slack from the Boston media and most fans. I must concede, however, that I haven't listened to sports talk radio today, so I don't know how people in the New England area are reacting to Wells's conclusions.

Threadkiller

I stand with Porchlight!

Extraneus

I think Brady was the instigator.

Shocking.

Thomas Collins

Thanks, Porchlight. I just hope McNally got some good stuff from Tom for doing the deflation deed (and that he reported it as gross income).

Threadkiller

Chances are the radio sportsters haven't read the 240 some pages, TC.

narciso

yes, whose server did they get those texts from?

Threadkiller

Did Shemp get the day off because of the gay outing?


Dave (in MA)

Chuck Schuer and Marsha Coakley donor Goodell's retribution against Brady for not showing up to schmooze with 404.

Porchlight

Thanks, Porchlight. I just hope McNally got some good stuff from Tom for doing the deflation deed (and that he reported it as gross income).

Welcome, TC. I'm torn - I hate cheating, and would prefer people blow the whistle, but at the same time I feel for the equipment guys getting dicked around by Tommy the Diva and not being able to do anything about it without severe retribution.

Thomas Collins

I did a Find search for McNally, TK. That seems to uncover the most interesting stuff. At some point, perhaps I'll examine in detail the comparisons between the psi reduction in the Pats' balls as opposed to same in the Colts' balls. But for now I'm enjoying the texts.

Threadkiller

Low level ball pusher, TC.

Thomas Collins

Doesn't Brady sound just like bosses many of us have had to deal with, Porchlight. Complaining about this and that, but never saying "DO THIS" so the underling will take the fall?

But in this case, I don't think Brady is going to avoid tough punishment.

Thomas Collins

Well, here's a going out on a limb prediction: Bob Kraft is not getting an apology from Goodell.

Miss Marple

TC,

Good thing we did an even-Steven bet!

LOL!

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