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May 06, 2015

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Beasts of England

And speaking of tobacco, it's been tough enough to cull my pool of girlfriends of coke heads, Ecstasy freaks, and shroomers, but dang - are there any women out there who don't smoke? 21 of the 23 girls I've, uh, er, dated since I separated/divorced are smokers. And the two who didn't were kinda boring. lol

I'm not against smoking, but I can't abstain from everything when they're firing up. Ugh. I'm the victim! ;)

Jim Eagle

Beasts,

Someone came to a funciton at the house, maybe the pre-Veternans day cocktail I throw , and left a bottle of Trader Joe;s "Charles Shaw Blend" Shiraz which I have opened and its not bad. I am usually not a Shiraz guy but this one is pretty sweet and with a strong body.

daddy,

What do you think about the German creep practicing his low altitude auto pilot selection during the first leg of the flight? May be a good idea to have all flight records go electronic real time back to HQ with a filter for anything unusual to communicate back to the captain.

Beasts of England

I'm a huge Stag's Leap fan, lyle. Their 'Fay' has always been a favorite. Cask 23 was a decent buy at $219. Not an everyday splurge for me, but I wanna keep my Last Bottle credentials in play!

Sidwhite

I'm with Some Guy on this. One can only conclude Brady's stated preference is "don't f'n over inflate the balls." Interesting that Brady states he doesn't know the name of peon one and peon two sort of disputes that. Why not peon one? Not a NE fan but I see no action justified against Brady. Haven't read anywhere but here, but do either of the equipment guys say they actually under inflated the balls?

Beasts of England

I'm not a Shiraz/Syrah guy either, JiB, but I've tasted a few with merit. I just wouldn't ever trust myself spending more than twenty bucks on the varietal.

Tonto

MM: I've seen those haunted doll entries, and "creepy" is wildly understated! The voice on that Edison doll is the stuff of a dozen B horror movies.

Jim Eagle

tonto,

Sadie is on a roll with that one. You know down in the basement of the Southampton house there is a large wooden cabinet with about 60 old recording rolls from Edison's days. They are very fragile and we have just decided to leave them until we can figure out how they can be used in a museum or by a recording collector.

Extraneus

Why did Brady spend so much time on the phone with Jastremski? He never called him before this blew up.

Additional evidence of Brady‟s awareness includes a material increase in the frequency of telephone and text communications between Brady and Jastremski shortly after suspicions of ball tampering became public on January 19. After not communicating by telephone or text message for more than six months (based on data retrieved from Jastremski‟s cell phone), Brady and Jastremski spoke by telephone at least twice on January 19 (calls lasting a total of 25 minutes and 2 seconds), twice on January 20 (calls lasting a total of 9 minutes and 55 seconds) and twice on January 21 (calls lasting a total of 20 minutes and 52 seconds) before Jastremski surrendered his cell phone to the Patriots later that day for forensic imaging. These calls included conversations relatively early during the mornings of January 19 (7:26 a.m. for 13 minutes and 4 seconds), January 20 (8:22 a.m. for 6 minutes and 21 seconds) and January 21 (7:38 a.m. for 13 minutes and 47 seconds). Brady also took the unprecedented step of inviting Jastremski to the QB room (essentially Brady‟s office) in Gillette Stadium on January 19 for the first and only time that Jastremski can recall during his twenty-year career with the Patriots, and Brady sent Jastremski text messages seemingly designed to calm Jastremski (“You good Jonny boy?”; “You doing good?”). For his part, Jastremski sent Brady text messages confirming that he was okay (“Still nervous; so far so good though”) and cautioning Brady about questioning (“FYI…Dave will be picking your brain later about it. He‟s not accusing me, or anyone…trying to get to bottom of it. He knows it‟s unrealistic you did it yourself…”).

Did what? It? Is Brady supposed to know what the meaning of "it" is?

daddy

From Aleheads, more "Hate Speech."

IN DEFENSE OF MILLER HIGH LIFE

...I know better and know that I’m trolling the bottom of the barrel when I’m picking up a sixer of tallboys from an “evil” conglomerate of a brewing operation such as SAB Miller. So what? Sometimes I just want some shitty beer...Miller High Life, the “Champagne of Beers”, is not a good beer. No one will ever argue that point...

Beasts of England

But it comes in a clear bottle, daddy - it's gotta be good!

And it's date night - time for a shower and some boy dog smell. Beasts out!

Extraneus

I commend the defense counselors, btw, and only hope I could have one as good if I were ever into something this deep. I just hope they weren't lecturing us about the statistics guy back in January.

The New England Patriots Prevention of Fumbles is Nearly Impossible

Stats Show the New England Patriots Became Nearly Fumble-Proof after 2006 Rule Change Proposed by Tom Brady

GMax

boy dog smell?

I must have been married too long. Women want to smell boy dog? It it anything like wet dog?

Some Guy

Why did Brady spend so much time on the phone with Jastremski?

You REALLY can't come up with a logical, yet not nefarious, explanation for that?

Seriously?

Sidwhite

If I was Brady, and being blamed, i also would burn up the comm lines trying to determine WTF happened. and why am I being blamed. Multiple calls doesn't seem to point to guilt or innocence.

Need at least a smoking gun if no one saw the shooting.

Miss Marple

daddy,

What do I know? I am not a connoisseur. As I have said, I drink the cheap Chilean wine for $8.99 for the big bottle at Kroger.

Miller is fine for me. It's light, has a smooth taste to my palate, and the clear bottle guarantees there is nothing creepy in the bottom.

Much easier on my budget, too. My mother drank it when she had the occasional beer, probably for the same reason I do. Hence I refer to it as "Nanny's beer" to my kids.

daddy

George Will just said that he thinks we can rely on the New York Times to be a referee and look into the Schweitzer Book Allegations to determine who's correct, Bill Clinton or the author of the Book:

WiLL: Look, what we have here is a difference of opinion. The author says "I've got these facts, and these facts justify these conclusions." President Clinton says, as I guess the press spokesman for his wife, "It's all rubbish." Well, what we need is a referee. I assume we can count on say the paper of recored, The New York Times, to go into a protracted sand deep examination of all this.

DrK: That's an assumption I wouldn't make actually about The New York Times or the other Liberal Media...

The KoolAid is strong with this man George Will.

Jim Eagle

Intersting that in the next few days we will have both our strongest Euro and ME allies - UK and Israel under very thin minortiy governements. Israel is razor thin at 1 vote from no confidence and I expect UK will eitther be a razor thin Conservatice coalition with LD's or UKIP (which I cannot see Cameron accepting) or you ge the w orst of all world with Labor and SNP leading our most important EU allie.

DOOM®©

Miss Marple

daddy,

I firmly believe George Will is borderline senile. They need to ease him out of Fox with a gold watch or something.

I quit watching news for a while and went to Fox Business. No need in raising my blood pressure.

Threadkiller

What is the exact number for the preferred psi? Who testified to that number?

Doesn't really matter when Brady claimed he can't tell the difference in the psi, right?

Some Guy

TK,

It's OK to actually say something like, "hmmm, good point" or "I don't know the answer". Honest.

Extraneus
You REALLY can't come up with a logical, yet not nefarious, explanation for that?

Seriously?

I could*, but I wouldn't believe it.

*"You deflated my f'n game balls? Why would you do such a stupid thing, you f'n a-hole, especially without my knowledge!? Now they're gonna blame me! I want you to tell them I had nothing to do with 'it!'"

(“You good Jonny boy?”; “You doing good?”). For his part, Jastremski sent Brady text messages confirming that he was okay (“Still nervous; so far so good though”) and cautioning Brady about questioning (“FYI…Dave will be picking your brain later about it. He‟s not accusing me, or anyone…trying to get to bottom of it. He knows it‟s unrealistic you did it yourself…”).
daddy

Continuing:

Bret: Although I would say the New York Times has done a few stories on this that have been pretty detailed, Joe Becker and others.

DrK: They have. Let's see how far they go, and where they stop. I suspect it'll be before they get to fatal information. Look I'm sort of amused by the President, by the form President, as anyone, That whole soundbite, I don't think there was a shred in that soundbite that was true. I mean everything in it was false...

I am astonished that after 40 years as a Pundit in Washington, as a supposedly "smart guy" on the national political scene, that George Will is telling us that the proper organ to investigate the Clinton's and render an honest verdict about them to America, prior to the 2016 Election, is the New York Times.

Geee-Zus. Could a human be any more gullible, be any more addle-brained, be any more of an imbecilic simpleton than to buy into that?

maryrose

Avoiding telling the truth a sign of the times
If the clintons can do it why not Brady
Both prosper because of ill gotten gains
But remember deep down they know they are dishonest and cheaters in life

daddy

I am not a connoisseur.

Just playing with you Miss M:)

I doubt anybody holds a candle to me re: how many lousy beers I have quaffed these last 4 decades.

Jim Eagle

daddy,

What do expect from a Cubbies fan? Its almost as if he has a thought gets it out and can't remember if he has any other thoutghts.

Jane

daddy,

If I encounter a bear and I'm walking my pup, what is the correct thing to do?

Threadkiller

I would if it was a good point. It is not.

If the minimum psi allowed by the league made for a comfortable football for Brady, there would be no complaints for the tweeters to be discussing.

Brady wanted something less than the minimum.

Demanding that I produce the exact psi is no where near good point territory.

maryrose

Occams Razor serves me well in this Patriots kerfufe
My prediction
Sandy bBerger slap on the wrist for Brady
After all we can't disturb the franchise
Meanwhile their cheating is denying other worthy teams a chance at a SuperBowl ring

daddy

Hillary's I will go further comment is laid out simply by Krauthammer:

DrK: Jonathan Karl was not asking a Legal Question, he was asking a Logical Question, to which there is only one answer. If the President has done everything he can do by his own right, that is legal, and she says she wants to go beyond it, she clearly would be doing stuff that the president would say is illegal. That's incontrorver...incontra...incontrovertable.

Bret: (Laughing at Charles being tongue-tied) Strong letter to follow?

DrK: (Poking fun at himself) Exactly, and when I talk about her I get all worked up:)

maryrose

TK
Kraft is who is whining that there is no hard evidence
The footballs were deflated Duh...

Some Guy

"Brady wanted something less than the minimum."

Now you're just making sh*t up, which is why you couldn't or wouldn't answer the earlier question.

Threadkiller

What did Brady want?

Is your "good point" that rouge ball attendants fucked around with Brady's game winning balls without his knowledge or their getting fired?

Is the good point that they gave him a 16psi ball because they hated him?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If I encounter a bear and I'm walking my pup, what is the correct thing to do?--

Depends.
If your pup is slower than you, just run.
If he's faster than you toss a stick at the bear and say "fetch".

Rick Ballard

"If I encounter a bear and I'm walking my pup, what is the correct thing to do?"

Think kind thoughts of young Bearsnack as you hand the bear the leash.

Threadkiller

"On January 10, 2015, immediately prior to the game between the Patriots and the Ravens, in the Patriots equipment room with both Brady and Jastremski present, McNally received two footballs autographed by Brady and also had Brady autograph a game-worn Patriots jersey that McNally previously had obtained."

Never met him...

jimmyk on iPhone

"I assume we can count on say the paper of recored, The New York Times, to go into a protracted sand deep examination of all this."

That's a joke, right? Please tell me Will burst out laughing after saying that.

clarice

Koskenin should be impeached. Here's the latest outrage from IRS which caused the judges on the Ct of Appeals for the Dist of Col to drop their jaws:http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480

Extraneus
Brady also took the unprecedented step of inviting Jastremski to the QB room (essentially Brady‟s office) in Gillette Stadium on January 19 for the first and only time that Jastremski can recall during his twenty-year career with the Patriots

Possible conversation:

"Hey Jonny. I know I've never invited you back here before, but I just wanted you to know how much I like and admire you. We're good, right? You see all my trophies and rings?"

Alternate conversation 1:

"Now look, you know I had nothing to do with this. I've already mentioned that in our phone calls. I just want you to know that I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. You hear me, douchebag? That's what you tell them."

Alternate conversation 2:

"Jonny, I'm sorry you thought I wanted the balls deflated. I know I said as much, but I never expected you to actually deflate the balls. You f'd up, you hear me? That's what you tell them. You hear me, f'k nuts?"

Alternate conversation 3:

"Hey Jonny, you need this job, right? How many kids you got? Three? God love 'em."

Some Guy

Extraneus,

Those are awesome, and I'm enjoying them quite lot; however, I think they might fail the 'non nefarious' test.

Miss Marple

I am watching Carly Fiorina on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto.

She points out when questioned about her being a 1% -er from Neil that she and her husband Frank have a lot less money than Bill and Hillary Clinton.

When he asks what she will do if she fails in Iowa and New Hampshire, she says he is being a real downer tonight and goes on to say that she has a strategy to go the long haul. Also, she has plenty of donors and is not funding this herself.

Jane

maryrose,

If you are willing to convict on that, we will all be in jail before you know it.

Rick,

Meanie!

Jane

Clarice,

I really really really want to read that story, so I need a link that isn't unreadable because I'm not a subscriber and I cannot remember how to do that.

clarice

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480

clarice

If that doesn't work, copy the url and google it and it will come up.

Jane

Doesn't work for me. I'll keep trying

Jim Eagle

Clarice,

Knowing you know more about the District Court than most, is this a big deal? I only hope so.

Jane

Got it!

Jane

And it was totally worth it!

Koskinan should be in jail!

clarice

Yes. It deals with discovery--the IRS doesn't want to disclose the memos authorizing the discrimination against pro-Israel groups. They may try to stall longer but I don't think it'll wokr.

IRS AND DOJ are in trouble--because the DOJ lawyers purposely misled the Ct by trying to bury the absolutely relevant precedents--a big no no for all lawyers, but especially govt attys who are held to a higher standard.

Porchlight

Beasts, as someone who still smokes a few cigarettes a week, I think we smoking gals are extra interesting. :)

An old girlfriend who gave up smoking years ago recently sent me some snuff. I really like it. Gives a nice nicotine jolt without making you feel crummy. Of course I wouldn't use it all that often, but it's fun in an eighteenth century kind of way.

clarice

DoT--Pls come back!!

Porchlight

We definitely need DoT. I won't even hold it against him that he insinuated I was a crazy conspiracy theorist re: Deflategate. ;)

Jim Eagle

Caps as usual disapoint at home. Nytol.

Memories of past expectations.

Sidwhite

Still agree with Some Guy (and Jane?). The only way to tie Beady to the PSI is to make stuff up.

Jeff Dobbs

Daddy:
I doubt anybody holds a candle to me re: how many lousy beers I have quaffed these last 4 decades.

That's only because I didn't start drinking when I was five.

Porchlight

Burn!!

daddy

I doubt anybody holds a candle to me re: how many lousy beers I have quaffed these last 4 decades.


And I've got the physique to prove it Hit!

Buckeye

When I was in college my best friend and I had a bad habit of finding a bar stool at a campus joint and directing the bartender to bring us a "shot of the cheapest shit in the house".

Had my share of lousy beer, but am an expert on what bourbons really aren't fit to drink.

Sure had a lot of fun "drinkin the girls pretty" if you know what I mean.

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