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June 21, 2015

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anonamom

That general is right--Modern is where the North End residents will be found.
I couldn't remember its name. Right around the corner from Mike's.

Daily Catch on Hanover is a great place for fish. The calamari is outstanding. If I recall correctly, cash only.

narciso

fwiw:

http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/200620153

Threadkiller

Ig, my bro lost parts to a non-replaceable family heirloom. The action, of course.

jimmyk

That JP Morgan memo @8:17 is something else. Why wasn't it an issue when it was just a matter of (straight) men and women working together, for a man to say "my wife," or "my girlfriend"? Yet another case where equal treatment means extremely unequal treatment. Orwell smiles.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

He lost the action?
I assume it was disassembled.
Not much you can do besides find one of similar vintage on Gunbroker or Gunsinternational if you want to put one back together.

Captain Hate

I can't believe how badly DJ is blowing up.

DrJ

lyle,

And what's the RS in an ohm, again, DrJ?

I don't get it. Any help?

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

This "sorta Marge" esurance commercial is hilarious.
"...and we both feel integrity, such as that of healthcare..."

Threadkiller

:'-(

Beasts of England

That did it for Grace, I believe. Hitting three off of the tee box.

Captain Hate

Grace almost broke the shot tracker.

Dave (in MA)

Haven't had Kirkland (Costco brand) beer (perhaps because I didn't know it existed), but their scotch is surprisingly good.

narciso

well it was the right audience;

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/21/obama-guns-part-of-a-legitimate-set-of-traditions-that-need-common-sense-controls/

comedy without humor, just neurosis,

Beasts of England

Booyah, baby!!

Captain Hate

Dear God did Spieth drain that one. I think he still wants to blow up the course.

Captain Hate

This course will probably kill Spieth's father if he's following him.

Beasts of England

Heck of a tournament.

daddy

Caught the last 3 holes. Looks like D Johnson will be joining Spieth and Osethuzen on the Leaderboard at 4 under in a minute.

Captain Hate

29 on the back 9 on a course like this is just incredible.

Beasts of England

Clutch.

glasater

Oh No!

Jack The Trans-Foraer

This is the Yogi tournament of all tournaments.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Captain Hate

Incredible drama in prime time. Despite this dumpster fire of a course, the USGA delivers again.

daddy

That was great hearing Spieth talking to his ball in Tourettes fashion on that last shot, and ordering it to catch the wind and stay on the green. Lot of self-control for that young man with all those cameras and microphones around to not be letting out a string of epithets, which is what I am positive I would be saying to my ball in the exact same situation.

D Johnson ties it at 4 under. This is a very fun finish to watch.

Beasts of England

Is this great or what?

Captain Hate

Winning with an eagle on the last hole while being down one would be one for the ages.

daddy

Wow! For those not watching, a 10 foot putt now can win it for Dustin Johnson, and a 2 putt means he and Spieth have to come back tomorrow.

It's like watching an NBA Game. Nothing matters but the last 15 seconds.

Jack The Trans-Former

Well, its either a major for DJ or we go to the ridicolous USGA playoff.

daddy

Ohhhhh,

He left it long...

Beasts of England

You gotta be kidding me?

Captain Hate

Wow.

sbw

Second place may be a jolt, but DJ earns $1,080,000 for his efforts.

daddy

Tuff, tuff, way to get a second look at Jordan Spieth's girlfriend:(

I don't even think Darwin's Grandson, Bernie, could do justice in writing this finish up.

All's I can say is that D Johnson probably hates this course now even more than us critics in the TV Peanut Gallery.

BB Key

good guys can finish in 1st place

Beasts of England

I hope Jason Day's class and fortitude is not forgotten amongst this incredible finish.

Captain Hate

Whoever yelled "Happy Fathers Day, DJ" should be getting flogged.

narciso

it's like Chevy Chase or Rodney Dangerfield still plagues the courses

glasater

I just ache for Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

Miss Marple

Nytol.

Captain Hate

Dustin Johnson may not ever win a major after that meltdown. He really should have taken more time on the birdie putt. Too bad that his putter turned to crap after hitting getting within 10 feet on a 600 yard hole with a driver and 5 iron.

It was great drama and all but the USGA finally went too far with how they tricked out that course. The thought that it will go back to being a public course is like using a low rider with massive air shocks for drivers ed.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Grounds his club in a patch of dirt and three putts from 12 feet to lose two majors.
Man, hard to watch.

Neo

Summer Solstice today.
Days get shorter from here.

DrJ

"You can't always get what you want," Stones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S94ohyErSw

No reason.

Captain Hate

How appropriate that the Shark makes his major tournament broadcast debut for a massive choke job.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Man Cap'n, you're mean.

narciso


how does one say, vapors in yiddish:


http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/75715-150621-wife-of-israeli-deputy-pm-causes-outrage-with-racist-tweet-targeting-obama

Dave (in MA)
How appropriate that the Shark makes his major tournament broadcast debut for a massive choke job.
Don't follow golf, but isn't that the cigar shover's old weekend orgy buddy?
Captain Hate

I'm not sure, Dave. Probably. I know that he played once with the Golden Bear who was furious at all the mulligans and creative scoring that the Predator used.

Iggy, I'm in a bad mood because Fox didn't have Holly Sonders spend at least 20 minutes in a walk in freezer before the final interview. Although since Chambers Bay is a public course it probably doesn't have one.

Jim Miller

Here's a puzzle for our wine experts:

It's from a New Yorker cartoon. A man's wife is giving him input, and saying something like this: "Choose a wine that will make me like the same shows you like."

She's either making a very sensible effort for harmony -- or making an impossible request.

And so far, I have been unable to decide which. Or whether it depends on the couple. And the shows each likes.

So, DrJ (and other wine experts), if you got that request, what would you do?

Dave (in MA)

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/clinton-undergoes-knee-surgery-after-florida-fall-1.52507 Although I may be unfairly disparaging the golf guy in my 11:42.

Dave (in MA)

Jim, per Iowahawk, the caption "I think I'm going to kill myself" makes all New Yorker cartoons funnier.

Captain Hate

I remember that, Dave, and there was lots of talk by the non MFM about what really happened to cause Clenis to fall. To Hell with the Shark.

I also remember Slick tottering around with a walker right after the surgery, looking really pathetic. Rodham is probably using the walker now since I'm sure they took it with them when they were "dead broke".

DrJ

Jim,

Choose a wine that will make me like the same shows you like.

False premise. Wine (or other booze) is for personal enjoyment. Nothing more or less.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--Iggy, I'm in a bad mood because Fox didn't have Holly Sonders spend at least 20 minutes in a walk in freezer before the final interview.--

Now that you explain it I'm in a bad mood.

Captain Hate

Nytol

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

John Fund (and Glenn Beck) don't find Trump conservative, let alone serious.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Kevin Williamson on Trump.
Also not a fan.

Threadkiller

Kevin Williamson's lies exposed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skD01RiEhRw

Threadkiller

Beck the "conservative":

http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Glenn-Beck-to-truck-supplies-to-migrants-on-border-5609275.php

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Hmm, exposing lies consists of a loud mouthed, self promoting idiot like Savage saying Williamson is lying and Trump agreeing with him including the absurd claim he's never declared bankruptcy as though Williamson claimed he had declared it personally. More people than just Willimason have claimed Trump's pop was a slum lord. Whether he was or not I don't know because Savage didn't expose anything. He just did what he always does; call people toe dust and think its not only funny but dispositive.

And the Christian charity Beck extended toward illegal immigrants while demanding the flood be stopped means he's not a conservative.

Got it.

Trump has said he agrees with Kelo "100%". He's used the state and eminent domain against small property owners to acquire their property for his own projects.
He has used numerous government programs to fund and promote his projects.
He gave more money to Dem candidates than Reps including Chucky Schumer and Hillary.
He wants to slap a 20% tariff on imports, apparently excited to go down as this century's Smoot/Hawley and waxes poetic over single payer healthcare.
I guess a can guy can be wrong on just about everything so long as he shoots his mouth off.
If the non loud mouthed Scott Walker had that disastrous resume would Trump supporters ignore tham like they do with Trump?

daddy

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DD captures selfie.

Heh, but look who has gone to Hell.

anonamom

Not sure if you have to have a Twitter account to see the Charleston Post and Courier's twitter feed of yesterday's Unity Bridge of people from Charleston to Mt. Pleasant

https://twitter.com/postandcourier

Posted at Instapundit.

Extraneus

Re: narc's 11:24, what's so racist about suggesting that Obama is "black and weak"? What if she'd said "black and strong"?

Extraneus

Spider-Man Needs to Be White and Straight, Say Leaked Sony Emails

Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man must be heterosexual and Parker must be Caucasian, according to a legal licensing agreement between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment.

The information was disclosed in a massive document release by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which released this week 276,394 private files, emails and financial data onto its servers.

Sony Pictures and Marvel reps declined to comment on the licensing agreement, first reported by the Gawker website.

The contract went into effect in September 2011. It lists “mandatory” character traits for both Peter Parker and Spider-Man — and the agreement includes the caveat that Spider-Man is “not a homosexual (unless Marvel has portrayed that alter ego as a homosexual).”

daddy

The AP Has released the following statement on this photo of theirs of Ted Cruz:

“Presidential candidate Ted Cruz,” said the statement attributed to Paul Colford, vice president & director of media relations, “was shown in a series of 14 photos taken by an Associated Press photographer at a “Celebrate the 2nd Amendment” event Saturday afternoon, held at a shooting range in Johnston, Iowa. Five of the photos published by AP included images of guns seen on a wall in the background so that it appeared a pistol was pointed at Sen. Cruz’s head.

“The images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light,” the statement concluded.


Just for comparison, here was Sarah Palin's ad targeting different states for Election victories:

Here were some Headlines from back then:

CBS: Sarah Palin Criticized Over Gabrielle Giffords Presence on "Target List"

ABC: Sarah Palin's 'Crosshairs' Ad Dominates Gabrielle Giffords Debate

NBC: "Crosshairs Controversy, Palin Criticized For 'Targeting Giffords'"

HuffPo: Is Palin's "Crosshairs" Map Relevant? Giffords Thought So

WaPo: Palin caught in crosshairs map controversy after Tucson shootings

NYTimes: "Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics" (Under criticism that her political rhetoric had helped create a climate for political violence, Sarah Palin...)

Gawker: Shot Congresswoman Was In Sarah Palin's 'Crosshairs'

Politico: Liberals blame Sarah Palin in wake of Tucson shooting

etc.

Captain Hate

Williamson gives a laundry list of very good reasons why Trump would be a terrible President, particularly supporting Kelo which should be an absolute deal killer for any conservative, but as usual can't discuss why he gets attention without being extremely insulting to anybody who supports him in a very typically NR way. It takes the likes of Sarah Palin to understand what the clean toga crowd is continually obtuse about.

Beasts of England

Still can't get over Dustin three-jacking it on the 18th hole. I suspect it'll take him a few days, as well.

DebinNC

Charlestonians lead the way. Race baiters hardest hit.

Captain Hate

If DJ wants to take the next step he should probably fire his brother and get a real caddy. He rushed that second putt too much based on what was riding on it and how it turned out. He needs a non family member to give him advice on and off the course imo.

pagar

Good Morning to all! Looks like the US Open finish was a good one.

Captain Hate

Let me also say that it's a damn shame that somebody who can crank the ball as well as DJ can was let down by his putting (on horrible surfaces; let's not forget that Spieth lost a three stroke lead on one green) in a major. Never was "drive for show and putt for dough" better illustrated.

DebinNC

Unbelievable as it seems, Baltimore Mayor Space-to-Destroy will be sworn in today as the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Returning from his long golf-fundie weekend in CA, BOzo will be there and make some remarks.

Captain Hate

Didn't 404 already speak to the conference of mayors? I could've sworn I saw a clip of it yesterday although it could've been one of his old ones recycled because, God knows, the clown is as unoriginal as it gets.

Appalled

The Trump methodology is to speak loudly and carry a big shtick.

I understand the hunger for wanting someone who confronts and defeats political enemies. But I don't see why anyone who is a conservative would prefer Trump over Walker.

Beasts of England

Spot on, Captain. I have no issue with him trying to make the eagle putt, but someone needed to remind him that he should die it in the hole and leave a tap-in if he missed - just as Spieth had done ten minutes earlier.

DebinNC

Amazing Grace in Charleston

Captain Hate

Between Stephen Curry and Jordan Spieth, Under Armour has had a great week. Kevin Plank is a good Terp and an excellent alternative to the Phil Knight evil empire.

Threadkiller

Who, of the declared candidates, is preferred over Trump?

Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina for me.

Appalled

TK:

All I know of Fiorina is that she gets in great shots against Hillary, and her company did not do well while she ran it.

Rand Paul is that combination of really bad ideas and really good ideas which seems to be typical of true libertarians.

As you note, with narciso- like obliqueness, Walker has not declared yet.

Captain Hate

At the comment of somebody elsewhere, I found this article of a year ago but obviously still the case. Is there anything the Merde Touch doesn't ruin?

http://time.com/money/2871511/golf-dying-tiger-woods-elitist/

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--The south has died. Now lets move onto guns and religion.--

WeeDavey honors dead African American Christians gathered for a bible study by promising to try to kill their faith.
The moral pygmy still can't be bothered to even know what state the people he dishonors lived and died in.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--...but as usual can't discuss why he gets attention without being extremely insulting to anybody who supports him in a very typically NR way.--

Agreed.
Pretty hard to convince someone why they're wrong when you're calling them clowns.

Threadkiller

I don't think obliqueness means what you think it means.

The question was about who your perfered candidate is, not what is wrong with my perfered candidates.

jimmyk on iPhone

"As you note, with narciso- like obliqueness, Walker has not declared yet."

As it happens, I just got an email from the Walker org, saying 'I'm about to decide, your donations will help convince me.' I am inclined to donate.

Jeff Dobbs

TK:
Pretty hard to convince someone why they're wrong when you're calling them clowns.

Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
One of the worst and most boring political pundits on television is @krauthammer. A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts
11:55 PM - 4 Jun 2015

Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
.@krauthammer pretends to be a smart guy, but if you look at his record, he isn't. A dummy who is on too many Fox shows. An overrated clown!
12:19 AM - 5 Jun 2015

Miss Marple

Good morning!

I see that the NRO crowd doesn't get it, yet. Williamson almost did but then he ends up insulting people who support Trump, and here is a clue to Williamson: WE NEED THEIR VOTES.

You can say he supported Kelo. Most people don't know what that is. You have to say "Trump supported confiscating people's houses for private business development."

You cannot insult a person and then expect the supporters to follow your candidate. It is human nature to dig in and double down on their support.

Trump is saying stuff people want to hear. The other candidates should pay attention to the mood of the electorate.

Americans want the border secure, a stop to all of these Third World people dumped in their cities (in my case I am particularly worried about Muslims from terrorist areas who aren't properly screened).

The general consensus in the country is that the economy isn't great for the average person. People want jobs and are not wanting them sent overseas.

Trump offers simplistic solutions and they are appealing. He also is willing to go after Obama's actions.

That's his appeal. If our candidates don't get this Trump is going to make them look terrible in the debates.

Also, do we know for sure he's running as a Republican?

Jack The Trans-Former

I think it was Jack NIcklaus who said that no one ever wins the US Open rather it is the other guys lose it. And you saw that last evening with DJ's putting on the 18th. You can bash the course all you want like Horschel and others did but Speith played the same course and wasn't good witih his driver but still prevailed. He putted the same greens everyone else putted and bitched about but he made them when he had to.

Charleston has also prevailed over the hate mongers and race baiters. Compare Charleston to Baltimore, Ferguson, and other blue hells and how the community, white and black, handled a tragedy worse than two young punks meeting their maker. The preacher at Mother Emmanuel said it best, "they don't know us". Sharpton hardest hit.

Appalled

TK:

I am looking at Walker seriously.

Rubio is a great idea for a candidate, but I'm not convinced he is anything other than a good talker.

Jeb is a big no. He would have been fine in 2000.

I can't imagine voting Democratic this cycle. Hillary is downright repulsive, and the wannabes are way off in left field.

From my usual wing of the GOP -- Christie has burnt so many bridges with the right that there is no way he can win. Kasich I know nothing about, but his hiring of Weaver is a very bad sign. (How does someone win, if all they can say is that their party is full of losers?)

Threadkiller

Trump happens to be correct, Jeff.

What I gather from his tweets, though, is that he has no intention of winning over the Palin hater.

Miss Marple

Jeff,

That makes the point with Trump making the same mistake.

I happen to like Krauthammer so that attack on him sort of put me off condsidering Trump. Of course, Krauthammer made the same mistake in his attack on Trump.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Barry uses the root word of "niggardly" in interview while talking about how blacks are held down by the chains of slavery 150 years after it ended.

How is it Asians escaping the killings fields of Pol Pot or the gulags of Ho Chi Minh and Mao in the last fifty years manage to succeed?
Maybe because they don't have an entire industry dedicated to manufacturing history crutches to explain why the man is to blame for their destiny not their own efforts?

Letting a jugeared, unqualified,intentionally divisive black guy skate into the White House just because he's black and hasn't shot anyone has done more to reinforce every crutch and woe-is-me excuse that has been holding blacks back since Jim Crow.
When will Dems stop beating their blacks?

DebinNC

With the campaign to replace him heating up, Obama said he thinks he would be a better candidate if he were running again, because although he’s slowed down a little bit, “I know what I’m doing and I’m fearless.”

Spoken like the uber-narcissist without a shred of self-awareness he is.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

Christopher Booker at The Telegraph suggests obliquely that the pope is a clown but does not similarly deride his followers.
He also wonders if the West can survive as he associates the climate change buncombe with the fantastically doomed idea of the teetering EU.

Jeff Dobbs

TK:
Trump happens to be correct, Jeff.

But he sucks at convincing people, right?

Captain Hate

I'm shocked to find out there's gambling going on here:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/climate-change-skeptic-vatican/2015/06/21/id/651573/?ns_mail_uid=32944113&ns_mail_job=1625197_06222015&s=al&dkt_nbr=5dya51qb

Captain Hate

He putted the same greens everyone else putted and bitched about but he made them when he had to.

He lost a three stroke lead on one hole. He's a deserving champion but his body language and facial expressions said that he hated that gimmicky monstrosity as much as everybody else did.

Threadkiller

I don't follow your question, Jeff.

Is it facetious?

Marlene

I read Ig's link @ 9:38. I think my headache just got worse. The POTUS did an interview in a garage with a comedian. Good Lord.

Captain Hate

He knows how to pick his targets:

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-rove-no-clue/2015/06/21/id/651574/?ns_mail_uid=32944113&ns_mail_job=1625197_06222015&s=al&dkt_nbr=5dya51qb

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