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June 16, 2015

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Rocco

I didn't mean to offend Miss Marple. I remember discussing his potential run last time and the possibility that he would run third party to screw the GOP. This time he's serious and so is Hillary, I can't help but wonder if he's in it for Hillary? Time will tell I suppose.

rich@gmu

>>>I am saying he will resonate with a lot of people.

Posted by: Miss Marple | June 16, 2015 at 08:47 PM<<<

and that is the more depressing thought.

rich@gmu

Rocco-

yep, he's a ringer. maybe he can turn it into a reality tv show to recoup some of the campaign expenses ...

rich@gmu

was the trade vote today?

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--Ben is crazy. Please don't respond to him, JOM'ers.--

I reserve the right to respond to his 7:57 mellifluous but incomprehensible eructation.

ROFLMAO

There.

rich@gmu

wow would rather be fishing with Rocco. did y'all grill them up or release ...

rich@gmu

Iggy with the translator ...

lyle

I love the word eructation.

henry

Rich, no trade vote until late July.

Beasts of England

What's this so-called Cleveland Curse? Have they never win it all? Never won it at home?

rich@gmu

thanks henry. thought the GOPe was trying to get something today.

Beasts of England

*won*

Rocco

We only keep the salmon rich but yeah we steak some and fillet some. They're awesome on the grill but I've never had salmon that tasted as good as the salmon Jane served at her party...out of this world. The lake trout sometimes called togue take so long to grow that we feel obliged to release them. There are lakers in that lake older than my son Ross.

Rocco

But...without doubt, the best freshwater fish to eat IMO is perch as GUS will probably attest to.

GUS

Hey Rocco, you were wondering what Trump is...Dem, Gop, Conservative, Dem, Gop...????
He's a black woman today.

I was shocked to catch so much perch. It was fat and deeeelish. Big Twin Lake, Phelps Wisconsin.

rich@gmu

lol ...

Captain Hate on the iPad

What's your question Beasts? The Cavs have never won it all. Cleveland teams haven't won a championship in 51 years but they won a few before that, home and away.

Miss Marple

Rocco,

You didn't offend me. I was just clarifying.

His rhetoric rings true to a lot of people, and in a few cases he's pretty much spot on, mostly on foreign policy.

I think that this is why I like Carly Fiorina, who is the less-bombastic and more level-headed example of the type of plain talk people are longing to hear.

I also think it's why Jeb's wonkish and boring speeches will fall like a lead balloon.

My primary isn't until May, so my vote doesn't count as it will probably be decided by then. And I don't have any money to donate, either.

So I am pretty much an observer other than lobbying for Carly Fiorina to make it into the debates. The rest of these candidates need to learn direct talk with specific details and how to go for the throat with the dems.

Otherwise, I am just an observer.

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, you need to school daddy on the difference between whoopie pies and moon pies.

rich@gmu

up 13 points after the 1st ...

Beasts of England

Thanks, Captain. We had heard mention of a curse and couldn't figure it out.

Beasts of England

Thanks, Captain. We had heard mention of a curse and couldn't figure it out.

Captain Hate on the iPad

51 years is a long time. Good thing I cheered for some other teams during that.

Jim Miller

Beasts - There was a longish article a week or two ago on American cities that were unlucky with their teams, Cleveland was #1. (Seattle was #13, the last on their list of unlucky cities.)

Jim Miller

The article I mentioned was in the NYT.

Rocco

When I think Wisconsin I think musky. The fish of 10,000 casts. Some guys fish their whole lives and never catch one. We usually speed troll for musky with leadcore line and deep diving crankbaits. I wish I could say I caught this one but once again I was taking the pic. Sometimes I think if I had a duck it would drown! Someday I want to fish Wisconsin for musky. This one although nice is considered small for musky and caught at Lake Chautauqua in NY by my wife's brother.

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MM, he's going to shake things up for sure but if he starts talking third party, we're screwed.

Dave...it was great to finally meet you. I remember Jane trying several times to pin you down!

On a previous thread sue reminded of Steve Martin in The Jerk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtmi4Nc-3dE

GUS

My best pal Al has fished for 40 years, he has one Musky on his record. It's also on his wall in his den. I'm a catch and EAT fisherman. I caught 30some fish this weekend. Perch, Walley, bluegill and several small mouth bass. I have caught sea bass and even a barracuda, but never a musky. Rocco if you ever get here, I know where he musky hang out.

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, same here. Glad we've got you posting again.

Rocco

Well now I have a great reason to visit you GUS! Good nite all.

Stephanie

Megalodon has now jumped the shark...

http://rightwingnews.com/democrats/race-faker-dolezal-wanted-to-start-boycott-of-white-actors-portraying-black-characters/

Jane on Ipad

Rocco,

Easy peasy recipe that I made up. I'll send it to you.

narciso

I saw jurassic world pretty good all told, Ms Howard was not as annoying as I thought she might be.

Le donald was one who indulged in 'they lied us into war' carp and that's a bridge too far in my book. He still has an odd fixation with japan.

narciso

I cross checked some of the stove piped material
And it is uneven at best, probably from for dgse, b nd even svr, the last probably not so.

Dave (in MA)
Pricey but worth it
Yike
narciso

How are you doing ann?

narciso

Probably some now in the brat va as in the new Gerald sey mour novel, set In spain.

narciso

The Nazguls are wee we'd over something the huntress said about b wana dolezal.

narciso

And another lanyard skinner reference re Neil young, we'll you know what I mean.

Cecil Turner

He was doing business in Libya, for which he never got paid, and just passing along information to his friend (Hillary!) from Tyler Drumheller:

He wrote the formally structured notes like memos: “For: Hillary … From: Sid.” And a “source” was always given, such as a vague reference to the new Libyan transitional government or European intelligence. Drumheller was not mentioned.

Republicans are still skeptical.

Those Republicans are cynical bastards, obviously.

narciso

He was the head of European division, not just some guy, you know.

narciso

Is everyone in Washington except for present company willfully ignorant, rhetorical?

narciso

If it wasn't for judicial watch and guider and a few others we would know nothin

daddy

CNN---Gowdy to release new Blumenthal-Clinton emails

More sparring at the Sid Hearing:

Gowdy said that his committee received about 60 new emails from Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal ahead of his closed-door deposition with committee members Tuesday...

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, said Gowdy should release the entire transcript of Blumenthal's deposition along with the emails to provide proper context.

Gowdy said he is open to Cummings' request but said he's "releasing the emails no matter what."

"I need him to explain to me why this witness should be treated differently than any other witness," said Gowdy, noting that other witness transcripts have not been made public.

Cecil Turner

So, the five day delay isn't waived, and we can expect a monday morning email dump, if I'm reading it correctly.

I'd be very interested to read the documents Sid was cutting and pasting from. I wonder if they're going to chase those down. (And what access Drumheller still had, nearly a decade after retiring.)

It's worth recalling Blumenthal and Drumheller teamed up on Iraqi WMD back in 2007, politicizing intelligence much like the video turned out to be. I doubt they were the first to connect those particular dots, but early reports suggest Sid was selling it pretty hard and early.

GUS

Elijah Cummings is a p.o.s.. We need to recognize who our enemy is. SERIOUSLY. The LEFT, the CO-DEPENDENT and COMMIE LEFT, are more our enemy than CUBA or VENEZUELA. They have POWER...here and now.

GUS

Cecil. Rodham is less than an amateur. What the fuk? What expertise does this dishonest witch have in the DIPLOMATIC REALM??? NONE. Blumenthal is a POLITICAL HACK, Blumenthal has HACKED for Rodham and Blowjob Billy for years. The dizzy bitch trusted him and used him as a intel source. It's bizarre and AMATEUR. Blumenthal passed on old and borrowed intel and COLLECTED CASH. Rodham was AMATEUR and STUPID enough to think BLUMENTHAL was a DIPLOMATIC or COVERT INTEL PRO. It simply illustrates how IGNORANT and USELESS Rodham is.

CR

Gowdy said they will be considering whether to subpoena Drumheller.

GUS

Gowdy needs to take off the gloves.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Congrats to Steve Kerr, Jerry West, the Warrior players and any JOMers who are fans. The rest of their fan base can die in a fire, preferably in Oracle tonight.

Dave (in MA)

Condolences to the Cavs fans.

GUS

Capn' I think it was a VERY VERY VERY GOOD series. If Cleveland doesn't lose LOVE and Irving, it's a different series.
It's hard not to like Steph Curry.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Wonder how the series would have gone without the two key injuries to the Cavs.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Eh I can think of a few things Curry does that people will find irritating next season.

GUS

Hey Capn' The Cav's hit their stride as a TEAM. Halfway thru the season, the Cav's stopped being the Cleveland LeBrons, and played awesome ball and were dominant. Losing Love and Irving, made them so one dimensional. Deli was GREAT, but the chemistry on offense was gone.
Hang in there Capn H. Cleveland WILL win a title soon.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Hopefully we'll find out next season, Iggy. Btw your namesake had a very good series.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Acknowledging she's a plagiarist and making the problematic assumption she actually did the work Crazy Rachel is a pretty impressive painter, technically speaking.

Stephanie

Gotta go thru Atlanta, first! :)

GUS

Capn. 14 year old Gus Jr was riding in the car with me, he doesn't know LeBron from Le Mans, but he is aware the Mister James is a stud and a star. Jr hears LeBron make a statement about being the SOLE LEADER and FACE of a FRANCHISE, and without me saying a single word, Gus Jr says...."Wow, Daddy, that guy is really full of himself".
I defended King James.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--Btw your namesake had a very good series.--

True Cap, but I've never gotten the guys who can bomb 3s proficiently and then clang free throws off the rim like Wilt or Shaq.

GUS

Capn and Ig, I was quite impressed with Iguodala. He has made his mark. I was surprised that he won MVP, CLEARLY CLEARLY CURRY was MVP, but, Ig surprised people, and Curry did what is EXPECTED of him.
Curry was the MVP by any reasonable standard, and if not Curry, LeBron was next.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Actually I thought it was LeBron, Iggy and Curry in that order. Except for a monster fourth quarter in game 5 I thought Curry was lackluster at times. He's a very talented player who can put up points in a hurry but just didn't show the type of consistent dominance that he did in the regular season imo. He was certainly better than his fellow Splash brother who had a consistently bad series.

GUS

I'm not a fan of Golden State nor Steph Curry, but I watched the series. Here is my take.
LeBron is the best player alive.
Steph Curry was the MVP fo shiz. No doubt 100%. Andre Iguodala was given the FINALS MVP, because he ROSE to the occasion. Steph Curry is OUTSTANDING, and he is expected to be.
LeBron was a man among boys. LeBron couldn't get it done alone..no one can. But again...Steph Curry was MVP.

DrJ

I'm coming up for air. I've been working on a major proposal (to NCI) and it is turning into the best one I have every written. It really is good. Great idea, great preliminary data, great collaborators, and a wonderful plan addressing a very real concern.

It still probably won't fund.

Tomorrow -- the submission deadline -- has a few boilerplate activities, but other than that it is good to go.

What a way to live. :(

GUS

Jeb!!! Says the RODHAM is "smart" and she
"Loves our country".

JEB!!! Is DISMISSED. Jeb is a politician from birth. And Possibly a good one.

He is also DISMISSED, because he is a BALL-LESS FUKTARD.

Thanks for playing "JEB".

jimmyk

If Dolezal were smart, she might have claimed that she disguised herself as a black person as a journalistic experiment, like John Howard Griffin did in the late 50s. He was (justifiably, I think) widely admired.

glasater

"Doležal also entertains an interest in the medical field and has begun Pre-Medical studies, working toward an MD and a residency in trauma surgery"

Who in their right mind would want this idiot attending them in an emergency medical situation?

DebinNC

Complete except from Dolezal's now-deleted EWU bio:

"Doležal also entertains an interest in the medical field and has begun pre-medical studies, working toward an MD and a residency in trauma surgery. She hopes to combine her medical knowledge with her passion for human rights and engage in life-saving surgery efforts around the world."

Extraneus

I like the one with all the puzzle pieces, My Place.

rse

After Curry left college to enter the nba draft, the davidson alum group got tickets to the warriors playing in atlanta. I took Red as it was before I recognized they had moved away from th type of traditional history major she was looking for. Curry came in after game to say hello to the alums and prospective students.

When we were out in sf last week, lots of attention on this series and Red looks at me and says "isn't that the Stephen Curry we met, mom?" He did take Davidson the longest in NCAA play they had been in decades.

Condolences to ch, but congrats to Golden State. It was amazing how many people we saw wearing the jerseys all week and even sunday at the airport.

Beasts of England

@Jane: Would you please post your salmon recipe here at JOM? Thanks!!

Jane

Beasts, the recipe is unimpressive on paper, but spectacular on the taste buds.

Chipolte peppers in sauce
Mayo
Dijon Mustard
Ketchup (for color)

Lay the salmon on tin foil. Mix the above ingredients, majority mayo, smaller amount of mustard, dash of ketchup. Make sure the pepper if chopped up so it spreads with the sauce. (one pepper is usually enough)

Slather the mixture on the top of the salmon, not sparingly, and then wrap the foil so it is air tight but sort of a bag so it can steam.

Place on grill and cook until done (maybe 20 minutes, but check it.

If you do it in the oven, cook at 450 degrees.

Do not turn over.

Beasts of England

Thank you, Jane - will try it soon!!

Beasts of England

150 days. Slowly losing the desire and ideation. Very slowly...

Jack The Trans-Former

Jane,

What kind of salmon did you use?

Off to breakfast then a stroll through the Market. Maybe a carriage ride down South of Broad. Very steamy hot in Charleston. Coming up in South Georgia near the aptly named town of Summerville, I registered 103F on the car's dashboard indicator.

DebinNC

There's a pretty Summerville in NW GA near me, where you'll find Paradise Gardens - featuring the art of a true eccentric whose ilk Southerners love so much.

Miss Marple

Good morning!

Looks like my backyard will resemble a rainforest of weeds by the time the rain stops. We have off and on showers today followed by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill on Thursday and Friday.

Snippets from today's Crazytown dispatches:

The Mayor of South Bend (Notre Dame country) announced in an op-ed that he is gay. (Of course we are to praise him for his courage, blah,blah.)

Melissa Harris Perry commiserating with Rachel what's her face on the difficulties caring for their hair. (Simple solution for Rachel would be to QUIT PERMING IT.)

Indianapolis mayor (GOP) and city council (dem majority) are fighting over the contracts for a fleet of electric cars which was awarded two years ago. The council wants the bids redone (probably because a crony wants the contract). The company that owns the contract is suing the city council. The mayor under statute has the sole authority to handle the fleet, so he is fighting the council. This proves that no good deed goes unpunished, especially when environmental stuff is involved.

Glen Beck is having a rally in Birmingham on August 8 for people who refuse to go over the cliff with the rest of the nutcases.

DebinNC

Rachel Dolezal's terrible, horrible, very bad yesterday ended with her in effect playing the I want y'all to think I'm crazy and not responsible for my actions card.

James D

Jeb!!! Says the RODHAM is "smart" and she
"Loves our country".

She isn't, and she doesn't.

And we need candidates who will SAY THAT! Loudly, and repeatedly and in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS!

She is a corrupt, venal liar who's spent decades enabling and covering up after an endlessly grifting sexual predator. THAT should be the opening line to any comment about Hillary from every single R candidate, every time they're within range of a microphone.

James D

hears LeBron make a statement about being the SOLE LEADER and FACE of a FRANCHISE, and without me saying a single word, Gus Jr says...."Wow, Daddy, that guy is really full of himself".
I defended King James.

If you're the best player in the world, you don't need to say it out loud.

I mean, yeah, he needs to believe it 100%, and there's little question that it's true. But let others say it for you.

Extraneus

Another hero.

Teacher resigns after reading students book about gay couple

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay" during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince, ending with a happily-ever-after royal wedding.

That decision in April ignited a public outcry from some parents in the rural hamlet of Efland, North Carolina, resulting in Currie's resignation this week from a job he loved. The assistant principal who loaned Currie her copy of "King & King" has also resigned, and outraged parents are pressuring administrators at the Orange County Schools to ban the book.

"When I read the story, the reaction of parents didn't come into my mind," Currie, 25, said Tuesday. "In that moment, it just seemed natural to me to read the book and have a conversation about treating people with respect. My focus then was on the child, and helping the child."

Once upon a time, it was soliders and firemen who were considered brave. Now it's transvestites and gays. Is that how it went right before Rome fell?

Jane

Congrats Beasts! Will it help if we ask you?

DebinNC

HillBilly are grifters article at Politico. Great comparison toward the end of Condoleeza Rice's speaking fees/actions v. HC's.

rse

Ex-we had a new Principal at the local high school who had come from out of state who decided about 2 weeks after school started to be seen marching in the Atlanta gay pride parade. The students thought it was cool and then began to speculate about whether he had a boyfriend. I thought it shouldn't be the first thing you come to know about someone who is brand new to a school and district.

Same principal who began writing up the fine veteran teachers who still wanted to lecture and stress knowledge. He also called a meeting of the faculty and wanted each to pick the Disney character they most identified with and tell why. He didn't make it an entire calendar year before leaving.

My kids thought it was quaint I did not think a principal's sex life should be the topic of hallway conversation.

Jack The Trans-Former

Correction: It was Summerville, SC not GA where it registered 103F yesterday. It is also the town where the football coach of 63 years who at 88 years old has retired with 621 victories. Its all over the news here and in USA Today. 88 and he feels 40.

See what lots of heat and humidity can do for you?

DebinNC

The issue was name-calling, but the 3rd grade teacher made it about "gayness"? Buh-bye.

Marlene

rse,my husband stays with his sister (the schoolteacher) when he works in his northern Maine office. Yesterday was the last day of school and at 3 on the dot, the teachers hit all the bars in town. Ha.He called to tell me she got home about 6 and brought him a pizza.

sbw

In defense of David Brooks, returning to topic, I want to say . . .

I want to say . . .


. . . I have nothing to say.

Marlene

Does TK know that Rachel Dolezal's birth certificate wasn't issued for a month and a half and that is one of the reasons she thinks she's black? *runs out of the room for more coffee* :)

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--Deliberately obtuse.--

It's a poor writer who clams his readers are tools.

Miss Marple

You know, when I was in school we had a really good teacher who was fired for having a part-time job tending bar in an adjacent township.

Not saying that wasn't harsh, but there used to be strict standards on public behavior of teachers.

James D

Legal question for the next book, if anybody can help me. This would be New York State.

After someone is arrested and then brought before a judge to be arraigned, what happens to them if they plead either guilty, or nolo contendre?

Obviously if they plead not guilty, a trial date is set and they either go back to jail to await trial or they post bail and go home.

But if they plead guilty, does sentencing happen immediately, or does a date get scheduled for that and they go back to jail to wait until that day? Is there any possibility of bail being granted if they've pled guilty? Does it work any differently with a plea of nolo contendre?

In the book, the crime is a hit and run resulting in a serious injury of a pedestrian, followed by a crash resulting in the death of a passenger in the car, both accidents while the driver was drunk (or at least, that's what everyone, including the driver, thinks).

DebinNC

We recently had an epiphany in Summerville, GA. After several weeks of "Let's buy a travel trailer and see America" fever, we went to Summerville to actually walk through a few models we'd id'd as fitting our needs, and left with serious doubts that the rv life was for us. Summerville is home to James "Sloppy" Floyd State Park, so I suggested we drive through the rv section to see how appealing the spaces were and how difficult it might be to back a ~22' trailer into one. Every rv space was filled to overflowing, as it was the Memorial Day weekend. Not only lots and lots and lots of people everywhere but also various tents/igloos/screened rooms, etc. surrounding the rvs adding up to one word: "bedlam". Thus, the epiphany.

Miss Marple

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/dc-officials-stole-110k-childrens-program-fund-obama-inaugural-ball_972981.html

Porchlight

DebinNC, I love Howard Finster.

Miss Marple

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2015/06/16/cbo-social-security-shortfall-quadrupled-since-2008/

Miss Marple

DebinNC,

As expensive as RV's are, I think it more cost effective to travel in a large car or SUV and stay in motels every night.

Bonus: air-conditioning, clean sheets, and free breakfast. Also no mosquitoes or bears.

rse

I used to go to camp near Summerville up on Lookout Mtn at a place named for the Girl scout founder, even though it was not affiliated. Playing chase I fell and my rib's hit against a large rock and ultimately I got taken for x-rays at the summerville hospital.

I still remember a nurse coming in to exam room to ask the other nurse where the thermometers were. I decided small town healthcare was very different from metro ATL.

DebinNC

You described our epiphany to a "tee", MM.

Miss Marple

I confess, Deb, my attitude comes from my dad, who spent a large amount of times in tents during WWII, including slogging through the mud of Italy.

My dad loved the outdoors, but he would NOT camp. Said he hadhad enough of it. We vacationed at fishing lodges in Wisconsin until he got enough money to buy a place in the Nicolet National Forest area. It wasn't much, a one-room log cabin with a bottled gas stove and outdoor toilet.

BUT, it had walls and a roof, mattresses, and a table and chairs for eating.

Being as I am of a younger generation, I require air-conditioning and running water.

No camping for me.

NKonChrome

MissM-- the Soc Sec collapse. You know why that is? look at payrolls, the USA economy is MILLIONS of jobs behind where it ought to be, thanks to ObamaCare mandates, and anti-business Obummernomics generally. 12+% of every missing job paycheck starves SocSec further. Many people (I raise my hand) will receive $0 soc sec 'benefit' funds, after paying in hundreds of thousands to the 'trust fund'. "TRUST" fund. We will have been Madoffed by our own gov't.

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