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September 24, 2015


Jack is Back!

I agree with Clarice. We damn Putin but he is the guy we want to counter the stupidity of Obama. Guess what? He and Trump will be best buds jsst because they see the same threat the same way unlike Bozo.

BTW, is Fox endangering their fandom by bringing in that no nothing Megan McCain? I had to turn it off today. In fact, I haven't watched it all week. In the mornings here I turn on Len Berman and Todd Schitt on WOR radio. We need more humor and opinion like theres and less of that putualnt little spoiled brat without any compelling narrative or idea.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Todd Schitt?




Well I don't agree with him, much I see he fancies himself a czar, and the orthodox church is at the pillar of that structure, also he hopes to rally the beleagered minorities of Asia minor

Jane on Ipad

Thanks Maryrose.

Clarice, that would be great, except now we know they cook the intel. You can't believe a damn thing.

Jack is Back!


You bet.


Miss Marple 2

I remember Putin adn the crucifix. It's probably why I haven't been so anti-Putin as some.

My comment was more on the line of how strange history can turn with things that couldn't have been predicted.

I still think we should have made Russia anally back in 2001-2002. Perhaps our financial interests in China kept us from doing that, but how's that working out for us now?


I think many Russians consider themselves Europeans, not Asians, and part of that national identity is a Christian heritage, narciso.

Miss Marple 2

an ally.

I really need to learn to preview.

Rick Ballard

The US no longer has an actual need for MENA energy. The cost of protecting Mahometans from themselves has become prohibitive. I would be totally unsurprised to see Gazprom chosen as a development and marketing partner for both the Israeli and Egyptian gas fields. The weak jackass is just too unreliable. Perhaps Putin should start using Ras as an appropriate nickname?


How much oil do we import from the gulf still, we are still in the midst of the war on fracking, nets not take eyes off the ball.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Redskins did their best in the first quarter to get me to turn off the game.

I'm with narc on Volodya.

Cotton voted against the bill because it didn't restore funding to the military. The ewok has a post based on a report discussed by Ken Cuccinelli on Levin last night about how McTurtle rode to the rescue of PP in the past over the wishes of Poppy Bush and contrary to the Reagan rule. I don't think I've ever been more wrong about a pol.


Israel and Putin are already cooperating on Syria--why not, on gas, Rick?
SF and NYC will just have to run on hot air or moonbeams.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

America's Lumbering Economy.
Zerohedge claims lumber most highly correlated commodity to economic activity, or lack thereof.
If so, the economy is going to end up in the sticks.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki


You bet.--

Grade school must have been hell.

Jack is Back!


I knew the deadSkins couldn't perform away from Landover. So, I watched my alma mater's QB get cold cocked by a Memphis gangsta in a targetting episode. Got carted off the field in a stretcher. But for some reason they are currently up on Memphis but it is an offensive display by both teams.

30-28 Bearcats with 1:08 to go in 1st half.


That earlier insight I borrowed from taheri, Re volodya's ambitions in the Levant. Bibi knows he's a fairweather with pasdaran tie, but who else they got?

Miss Marple 2

Regarding the economy, I have noticed prices for my stuff are dropping on eBay. It has made me cautious at the auction. Besides, I have stuff in the house I can sell since I am probably going to have to move, anyway.

All of these people who think the economy is just swell because of what they were told on the TV are going to be in for a big surprise pretty soon.


Consider delmoreschwartz, they might be right in spite of themselves.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I don't think they are paranoid, clarice; there's a reason experienced reporters like Fred Barnes are picking Jeb despite his lackluster performance until now. If that happens I'm not sure what I'll do. Maybe it's time to give up.


Yes that was always the presumption, but I take clausewitz over Sun tzu, how have they actually performed?

Captain Hate on the iPad

Sounds like a real scoreboard breaker, JiB. FTR Thursday night college games really bother me. Is the NCAA willing to do anything to not bend over for their cable gods.

Jack is Back!

Forget the Pope and his influence. This is the guy getting traction. Wonder what squaredance thinks abot this. Will he now stop eating chinese?


Janet S.

I'm not sure what I'll do. Maybe it's time to give up.

I've been there since Terry McAuliffe was elected Governor of Virginia.

Jeff Dobbs

Todd Schitt?

Did I ever tell the story when we lived in Nashville and our friend who was tangentially involved in the music business (accounting in a managaement firm) who managed a lot of the Christian artists . . . came up with an awesome mega tour.

Geoff Moore, John Schlitt, Scott Wesley Brown, Chris Eaton

Oh wait, I have those names out of order.

The Eaton Moore Brown Schlitt Tour

Rick Ballard


The Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere has absolutely nothing impeding its Council of Thugs from picking up more real estate and extorting concessions from bystanders. I won't be shocked to see Chinese troops in Syria any more than I would be shocked to see the AIIB extending loans to Israel and Egypt to cover initial development costs of the Gazprom managed fields. A Russian/Egyptian pacification and maintenance agreement for Libya is not unimaginable either.

After all, there is noting to fear from EUnuchs and a weak jackass.


So who was favored in this match, my bet was against the parlee of Dr. Evil, murphy, and daestrom, weaver gets the next round.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Janet, you can't give up. You're not nearly as old and bitter as I am. And you have an actual victory on record!

Although if anybody can cause profound disenchantment it would be McAwful winning that race after the GOPe shortsheeted Cooch. I take it back; you have every right to be bitter. But not old.

Miss Marple 2

Bitterness is hard to avoid, trust me, as I have a LOT to be bitter about.

But the fact is that it poisons your soul and robs you of the joy we should have in everyday life.

What I have decided is that we are in a giant lesson movie, like the old ABC After School Specials.

What I have learned:

Do not trust anyone else with your money.
Things are really not important.
Family is the most important resource you have.
God never lets you down.


They got rid of those in the 80s, replaced with the strigoi imitators of Springer and Oprah.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Watching Teddy play at dog parks helps me be momentarily unbitter. So does playing basketball and there have been a surprising number of good improv concerts this month or so.

Politics have recently been a nightmare.

Beasts of England

Sundance is a conspiracy flake, clarice. Not saying that he doesn't have a few reasonable points, but the way he tries to tie it all together is disturbing. He often starts from his preferred conclusion and works back from there to 'curve-fit' his data. He also lacks the discipline to assess other plausible explanations for his assumptions. His sycophants really eat that carp up with a spoon.

Miss Marple 2

Captain Hate, I agree with you, a nightmare.

I have gotten to where I hardly can stand to watch it.

Maybe I need to take a break and watch cat videos or something.


Putin...the new Don John of Austria?

Captain Hate on the iPad

I agree Miss Marple, although I should stop whining and concentrate on positive things I have some degree of control over.


Can we perhaps be more, um Christian, to each other. It is difficult enough watching the marxists tear apart all that is right and good and build their brave new world.

Reading an interesting book titled "God is Back" by Micklethwaite & Wooldridge.

They point out the European/Argentine way of life is top down driven, while what made America exceptional is that it is the other way around.

There has always been a much greater competition of ideas in this country, which contributes to its exceptionalism. Whether it was the Methodists overtaking the Calvinists and Episcopalians or then the Baptists with their flat organizational chart, there is a directness and a certain directness of purpose that is far different from the European oligarchic bullshit. Argentina is the same way. Caudillos and Colonels.

Whether it is a dictator or a king or even a Pope, Europeans like to be told what to do. The English are something of an exception but the toxicity of the class system is still evident.


The great Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield!


A bitter-er thread?


The European construct is an illusion. The eastern cohort seems to hold any remaining semblance of identity.


As well rogues like farage and wilders.


I agree , Rick.

I wouldn't put any money on the prospect of the Eu holding together much longer, and what is left of it really besides the old former USSR vassals upholding the best of european culture and tradition?

Miss Marple 2

Think I will head to bed.

Hope everyone feels more cheerful tomorrow (including me).



Glass of wine in hand, I'm pleased to see that things have cooled down here.

Sadly, MrsJ lost a friend today. She lived two doors up from us until three weeks ago, when she was moved into a hospice. She passed this morning some months before her 100th birthday. She was born and raised in Louisiana, was full of piss and vinegar, and has lived here in CA for a long time. She was a devout Southern Baptist, and the long-time head of the local Rose Society.

MrsJ has looked in on her for the last couple of years, and enjoyed her company a great deal. While it was time for her to leave, she will be missed.

Janet S.

Bitter isn't the right word for me...maybe disgusted...& definitely sad for America.

I put out a couple of Dave's posters today. I also wrote the same message on some small post-its so I could put them around.

eyes, livers, tiny arms & legs, hearts, lungs,brains and more!

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I'm sorry to hear that, DrJ. Our 103 year old neighbor died this past June. He lived to the back of us across two fences, but just a short distance away because the lots are small. I didn't know him and didn't even know how old he was until just a few months before he went into hospice. He sounded like a wonderful man, and I loved watching him puttering around his kitchen in the early mornings. I wish I'd introduced myself, but I was shy.


Love your post-its, Janet! They would explode heads here in Ann Richards Land. That old drunk, as my dad muttered once when we saw her in a local restaurant.


Condolences to MrsJ, DrJ, and belated congrats on your grant. I've been darting in and out of JOM the last week or two, so it's hard to keep up, especially with the blizzard of threads the last couple of days.

On aged neighbors and acquaintances, we spent time Labor Day weekend with my father (age 93) and his 102-year-old "girlfriend." As my father is in a bit of a fog and no longer quite the great conversationalist he was, it was great having this lady around, as she is sharp as a tack, as well as being a fine human being.


And I strongly second (or third or fourth) Iggy's link at 7:33 on TARP and Trump, in case anyone missed it.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Thank you for pointing that out, jimmyk; that is a primer on how things went so horribly wrong and the stubbornness of Top Men to own up to just how badly they screwed the pooch, including Rupert's Gazette who had me soooo convinced that TARP was the way to go. I am so glad I jettisoned that rag.

Btw, wasn't there a poster here with a 3 letter nic who adamantly claimed exactly those points and everybody thought he was a nut? Iirc he was also a long suffering Redskins fan.


Tbo or initials of that nature.

Captain Hate on the iPad

That might be it, pending Jeff's affirmation or denial.



Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

TCO wasn't a nut; he was an addict (he also haunted Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit).
And he was right; TARP was the thing that was nuts.

Some Guy

"I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue"

Dave (in MA)

Stephen Green ‏@VodkaPundit 15h15 hours ago
"Death Toll in Stampede at Feldman Bar Mitzvah..." began no headline ever.

Jane on Ipad

Now that's funny!

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, warned the EU was now facing a "critical point" and that the migrant crisis hadn't even reached its peak.

As he chaired an emergency meeting of EU leaders in Brussels last night Mr Tusk painted a bleak picture of the EU's future, saying the 28-member bloc was on the verge of breakdown with "recriminations and misunderstanding" pitting nations against one another.

The future of free movement was at stake, he said, as the continent had lost control of its borders as well as a "sense of order".

He added: "The most urgent question we should ask ourselves...is how to regain control of our external borders.

"Otherwise, it doesn't make sense to even speak about common migration policy."

He appeared to lay much of the blame with Germany, accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel of exacerbating the problem by sending the signal to desperate Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland that Germany had no limit on the number of migrants it would accept.

He added: "We need to correct our policy of open doors and windows.

"Today we are talking about millions of potential refugees trying to reach Europe, not thousands.

"It is likely that more refugees will flow towards Europe, not less. Especially as almost all of them feel invited to Europe."

But Ms Merkel responded: "Setting up fences between members states is not the solution.

"Faced with a great challenge, it can not be that Europe says we can't handle this.

"That's why I say again and again, we can do this."

As deep divisions continue to show between EU nations, French President Francois Hollande offered a stark assessment of the crisis engulfing the continent.

He said: "Those who don't share our values, those who don't even want to respect those principles, need to start asking themselves questions about their place in the European Union."

What values and principles are those?

Hey, check out these high-end life jackets:



Ooops. Guess I'll copy that to the new thread.

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