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October 17, 2015

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James D.

Seriously, TM?

"Let's Go Mets!" ?

No! You're a Yankees fan. That means you are not allowed to root for the Mets at all, even halfheartedly. It's in the by-laws.

henry

Cubs must lose, else the bearded Spock universe we are in becomes permanent. Mets win it becomes worse though. Maybe if Brady is caught doctoring baseballs we have a chance. ;)

Miss Marple 2

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/11937537/EU-approves-Turkey-migrant-plan.html

EU offers billions to Turkey to halt migrant influx. Turkey ridicules offer as bribery, demands full membership.

jimmyk

I know whenever I write a long post that a new thread will appear within 5 minutes. :) Rather than repost it here, I'll just mention to Iggy that I responded to his 1:22am post about economics at the end of the last thread.

sbw

And, jimmyk, it was an illuminating response indeed. Thank you.

buccaneer morgan

Btw extra servings of f chuck is surprisingly not very cramuleny.

Jane

No freeze here today. But I did have some delicious Wisconsin Brats for dinner last night (thank you Clarice) so I'm there vicariously.

peter

we may have our first frost tomorrow. have to disconnect the sprinklers on my freedom patch

incidentally some great cartoons at PowerLine this morning

henry

Jane, I think where you are is freeze proof even if Al Gore visits.

peter

Have the Mets even announced who their starting pitcher is yet?? because the Cubs are putting a 22 game winner on the mound. Me thinks the Citifield boys may become familiar with the phrase regression to the mean. I know that is mean.

buccaneer morgan

So it's like the terminator films, there will be apocalypse regardless.

The Infamous Ignatz

I read it jimmy. And I had a lot of the same reaction as you. A lot is similar to the problems in climate science. Laziness in not even properly archiving or supplying the data or code used in the first place.
Doesn't necessarily mean it's flawed but
1 how do we know and
2 That type of laziness leads to not unreasonable questions of whether it's just torpor or intentional.

The Infamous Ignatz

From the last thread;

"MN Gov. Mark Dayton on his call for more Muslim refugees: “Our economy cannot expand based on, white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens. We don’t have enough,” Dayton said."

Trying to get my head around this stuff: The are way too many people in the world and we need to reduce population and the US as the third most populous country on earth presumably has way more than we need or the earth can sustain already. And of course taking poor citizens from foreign countries who consume almost no energy or resources and turning them into middle class yuppies makes things even tougher on old mother Hubbard earth.
But OTOH there is apparently no limit on the number of new Dem voters the US can handle.
BTW nice jab at his own B+ citizens.

And here's the real story on how well Minn is doing compared to Wisc.

Rick Ballard

jimmyk,

I appreciated your response to Ignatz on the last thread. There are additional factors which make behavioral analysis very difficult to replicate. The presumption of certeris paribus, which supposes a static demographic mix, renders the probability of reproducing equivalent results from the same geographic area in as short a span as twenty years rather unlikely.

I believe demographic change to be the primary reason why the Feds application of QE ZIRP has failed so miserably. The secondary reason is very inadequate assumptions regarding the impact of regulatory burden on economic growth.

Taxes are like cutting open the golden goose to get at the eggs, regulation is strangling her with the same final outcome.

The Infamous Ignatz

I propose a no limit hunting season on turkeys.
Couldn't get to sleep before midnight last night.
Was awoken slightly before 4:00AM by the constant gobbling of turkeys as they responded to the rumbling of distant thunder. Been raining all morning with mostly still distant thunder which would have put me right back to sleep, save those infernal turkeys and they're frickin gobbling.
I wish they really were so stupid as to look up in a rainstorm and drown.

Threadkiller

A while ago I posted a cspan video where Graham was questioning the Whitehouse budget clown on Odummy's proposed budget.

Graham said something to the effect of being pleased with adding piles and piles of immigrants because they would shore up the necessary tax base that would salvage Social Security.

It is Right Wing social engineering and the goal is to have a not so permanent slave class. Just long enough for those DC assholes to get their share.

The Infamous Ignatz

And incidentally we are under a flash flood warning including the 70,000 acres that just burnt.
Should be nice.

matt

Ig;

I had a similar problem on Kauai a few years ago. The island is infested with wild chickens, who squawk at any time of day or night. They were roosting in the bushes next to the house and making our lives miserable, along with the mangoes dropping on the tin roof like freaking Chinese gongs at all hours.

So I went down to the hardware store and purchased a wrist rocket and a bag of ball bearings.

You could hear them roosting, so I would launch a few into the bushes. Every now and then I'd score a direct hit and they would squawk. The kids were delighted with all of this action.

About a day later the chickens decided to roost down the road and we took care of that problem. Never did solve the exploding mango problem.

Turkeys are wiley creatures, but maybe in lieu of a 12 gauge with #6 shot it might help.

Next time we stay at the Marriott.

Threadkiller

It starts at the 1min 50sec mark:

http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/videos?ID=5D3F186C-24BA-418C-ABE2-5223B322E16F

Graham sums up the rationale of the party of stupid very well.

BeenThereDoneThat

Graham. OMG.

James D.

I listened to about 40 seconds of that, TK.

"Die in a fire" would be far too kind a fate for Graham.

"We don't have enough workers." Except for the 38% of the labor-age population who are no longer even looking for work. Guess good old Lindsay forgot about them.

Jack is Back!

A week or so back, there was an article in the WSJ about how close we are to full employment. I think jimmyk or Mr. Ballard can explain better but the idea is that with so many people electing to "not participate" in the labor market what's left over is "full employment". I had to laugh at the absurdity of the life boat scenario.

The survivors of the shipwreck are those who didn't drown.

Jack is Back!

Should have read: ....are those who elected not to drown.....

Neo

Just in case you missed this gem from the Democratic debate ...

Bernie Sander, avowed Socialist: I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses.
The irony is complete.
clarice

Didn't sleep much last night--obsessing on all I have to get done around here. My husband's at the homecoming game in Madison--Should I wait a day or two before presenting him with a honey do list? Inquiring minds want to know.

DrJ

Because he *really* wants that Nobel Peace Prize:

John Kerry Urges Unity on Climate Change

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on countries to find consensus and reach an international agreement to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.

I'm more worried about US $$$ emissions.

Beasts of England

I admit that owning a bar left me with a bunch of, um, interesting friends on Facebook, but now I see that one of them has a safety pin through his nose.

Oh, wait...

Miss Marple 2

What is this deal with needing immigrants to pay for Social Security?

We right now have plenty of people who could work if employers weren't saddled with Obamacare, holding hiring down.

Also, another reason that SS doesn't get enough money is that there are huge numbers of people who work off the books, now. Gee, wonder why?

Graham doesn't even understand why this is happening. Moron!

gentlejim

Beasts,
Did you just micro-aggress your interesting friend or does he have a new royal adornment below the waist?

so many ways to go with your "oh, wait..."

clarice

http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/what-killed-economic-growth/

Threadkiller

Clarice, I usually get the honey didn't-do list shortly after she claims she told me the week earlier to get something done.

boris

heh ...

Are yacht clubs — in and of themselves — offensive? According to Pitzer College in Claremont, California, the answer is yes.

Beasts of England

He's not actually a bar friend (well, not yet) but he does post here quite a bit, gentlejim. :)

Rocco

I hear they're not sleeping well in Indy either

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clarice

The honey didn't do list around here is so long I'd need a wheelbarrow..Of course when people do that sort of accounting we all cheat and overestimate our own contributions.

Beasts of England

Seeing as you could buy a decent yacht in exchange for four years' tuition at Pitzer College, the irony is only lost on them.

Jeff Dobbs

Beasts:
but now I see that one of them has a safety pin through his nose.

What a nut job.

rse

One of my newsletters says the Republican whores in the Senate (my language, not theirs) have scheduled the Criminal Justice reform hearing for this Monday.

Since I am sure this is supposed to quietly occur and we have to monitor the Left to know about it, hear we go. Start squawking like one of Iggy's turkeys.

Beasts of England

I just assumed it was one of my old bar backs until I noticed the name, Jeff. And I'm sure there's a story behind that photo?

Old Lurker

James "We don't have enough workers." Except for the 38% of the labor-age population who are no longer even looking for work."

That is one group to which I was alluding yesterday in my "too many sheep have forgotten what a wolf is" comment.

Frankly they should just go hungry until they get off the couch and sell whatever productivity they can muster to someone willing to pay them for it.

Let them starve and freeze and walk.

Have a nice day.

:-)

Jeff Dobbs

I pierce my nose from time to time.

First time was in college - small town in Oklahoma. Sitting around with some of my teammates and I don't know how it came up, but once it did, I knew I had to do it.

So I did.

Left the safety pin in my nose and then went to a local record store and bought the new Metallica CD with the safety pin in.

I usually pierce it once or twice a year for grins.

That particular photo was probably 3-4 years ago . . . I pierced it when mrs hit and run and the kids were in Texas, and told everyone here before I did it.

Old Lurker

Beasts, since you went to yachts...and since you kidded me about my houses last week...when I saw this house in the WSJ yesterday I thought it might just be your lake house. Then I found that it is in Vancouver so I figured that ruled you out.

Nonetheless, this is how I imagine you.

http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/11725-listing-of-the-day--a-vancouver-house-with-indoor-yacht-parking

Jeff Dobbs

Play pool? Yes. Let's go play pool.

squaredance

Check this out: Chaos in the Vatican.

Didn't persist, though.

Heh, sq, climate change. By the way, I was surprised to read lately that in the early days of the schism of the Reformation from Rome the marriage of priests was considered a possible reform even from the Vatican.

Miss Marple 2

I have a question. If you want to turn off the water supply under the sink, which way do you turn the shut-off valve?

Thanks is advance.

Old Lurker

Righty tighty, lefty loosey, MM

Turn it clockwise to turn off.

Rick Ballard

JiB,

Any article which mentions "full employment" without reference to "parasites saved and created" and "debt incurred" is of very limited informational value.

I've been amused recently with articles proclaiming how much worse things would have been without TARP and the extraordinarily "successful" intervention of the Fed. Apparently, we were just fantastically lucky in '20-21 that widespread famine and cannibalism didn't explode due to the lack of government intervention.

Miss Marple 2

squaredance,

That article is behind a paywall for me, since I have used up my allotment for this month.

The Weekly Standard is just going to have to do without my eyeballs.

Miss Marple 2

TThanks, OL.

I have a faucet that for no apparent reason started dribbling this morning. I need to pull the stm and replace it, I think. At any rate, I need to shut the water off because of my water bill.

If I can't figure out how to do it I might get my brother to come over here next week. I don't want to bother him on a weekend and I sure don't want to pay weekend prices to a plumber.

I hope I can get out of this house before it falls down around my ears.

squaredance

I love that : Unity on Climate Change

"Shut up!", he argued...

These people are really beyond belief.

We have the leaders of what we once called "The Free world" in blissful openness meet and push what is demonstrable fraud, and "solutions" to that fraud that would lower the West to the rest of the world and turn the vast majority of the peoples of the West into peasants and slaves.

While I do actually believe that Kerry is stupid enough to actually believe this nonsense, I equally believe that 95% of our "leaders" know it claptrap--all they seek is power, the enslavement of the electorate, and the diminishment of their civilization. I also believe that they think somehow that they can come out on top and maintain their power should the get away with destroying all the wealth and advantage that we have built up.

In the end, they a raving lunatics, clever, adroitly manipilating lunatics, yes, but raving, batsh!t crazy lunatics nonetheless, who have not one clue of what they are doing to themselves and the rest of it.

It is as if they are trying to convince us that the sky is paisley. And shame on us collectively for putting up with this for one second.


Somewhere, somehow, they are going to get something through.

It is amazing. In the future, people will not know what to make if us. It is like beating on drums to stop an solar Eclipse. It is like the Great Pyramids.

Actually, it is not like any of these things. It is one of the strangest things in history. It is some sort of bizarre and indecipherable civilizational insanity or senility.

"Unity on Climate Change" indeed.

buccaneer morgan

No he

squaredance

MM2: Just delete your cookies for the WS. That must me how they keep track of it. I block tracking cookies and I never hit a pay wall over there.

Peter

Ugh. Crawling in traffic on 95 on our way up to see our son row in the Head of the Charles. Right near Mr. Maguire at the moment

buccaneer morgan

Has proven himself a knave, time and again, vietnam, central america, and the middle east.

buccaneer morgan

We have a secret war, without congressional sanction, where they hired terrorist trainers, some of whom were involved in murdering American diplomats and ex military, but to render some degree of accountability is the crime.

buccaneer morgan

And this conflict has had a ripple effect, all the way down to the Niger delta, because said cronies of red queen's foundation denied assistance to local forces till it metastasized.

clarice

I wouldn't assume Kerry knows anything actually.

Beasts of England

My whole lake is indoors, OL!! The power bill is outrageous, but it's worth it. :)

buccaneer morgan

Maybe but his ignorance has nearly always served American enemy interest from Hanoi to Managua to Damascus for a time.

rse

When I worked in Houston for a summer in the early 80s, a man in River Oaks had enclosed his backyard to air condition it.

Jane

Beasts, that villa resembles ManTran's guest house.

Beasts of England

I couldn't afford the kitchen cabinets on that villa, Jane! ;)

squaredance

Clarice: Yes, I realize that I am going out on a limb here.

buccaneer morgan

So Kevin kennedy' koverup quartet continues in the cheddar state.

Miss Marple 2

I got the faucet fixed!

Boy do I feel smug.

buccaneer morgan

The latest intifada 6 by my count, was at least encouraged by tax payer funds.

buccaneer morgan

I consider 1920, 29 and 36.

Peter

Going to do some apple picking to break up the drive.
Worst bird for interrupting sleep? Mockingbird.

henry

Narciso, what did the Kevin Kennedy Klatch do now?

buccaneer morgan

Well I mention koverup, the judge which is blocking the release of gab files (watchdog)

Beasts of England

Memphis looks legit. What's going on with Ol' Sis?

henry

Oh that, while they claimed they were all about transparency in front of the committee which will delende est them.

Buckeye

MM

I just replaced a leaky pressure relief valve on the hot water heater. Mrs. Buckeye wanted to know why it took me so long ;)

clarice

really, Jane? Man Tran I 'm a house guest who loves to cook..just saying.

Jane

It certainly is spectacular Clarice. But I have squatting rights, so be careful.

clarice

Another mud wrestle..so boring.

Jane

Ok! I win!

rse

Well said. http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/27062-Why-Carry-a-Gun.html

buccaneer morgan

The previous link came from rightscoop, re un watch.

Man Tran

Well, Mrs. ManTran says she would be grateful for the cooking help. Clarice, you can have the Eagle's Nest and leave the Treehouse to Jane. :)

clarice

http://poorrichardsnews.com/obamacare-levies-fines-on-non-profit-hospitals/

It's a deal Man Tran..Maybe the next time my husband goes to Seattle on business, I'll peel off and visit.

buccaneer morgan

From the telegraph coebyn seems a modern day knave, not just in the distant past.

Beasts of England

I love to cook, too!! ;)

Man Tran

Great! If he's in town, we'll get Herb to come visit.

Joan

Just read squaredance's article on Chaos in Vatican. Had to read it twice. :) Was struck by its last paragraph: "What is amazing, and instructive, is that Pope Francis views this chaos around him—chaos he helped create—and does nothing to step away from the storm. Francis has chosen to put the Church at risk—small, but real, risk. And he has either chosen to do so for a reason. Or for no reason."
Wished for readers' comments. Sometimes they are interesting and informative, especially on this one since I'm not a Catholic. I had to look up definition of hermeneutic.:) Anyway, I, too, am interested in why an openly gay priest who considers himself married (?) or almost married, occupied such an important position. This isn't the main thrust of the article. Just was surprised.

Also read Clarice's article 'What Killed Economic Growth.' Short and interesting, informative.
Think over the years the USA has been falling from top to just above Romania, think it was, into the teens, is government regulation and growth, stifling freedom. LBJ's Great Society socialism has created a pox in the black family, which drains economic freedom and growth in their community.

Colleges/universities spit out so many young people without marketable skills. Our world has changed. The media, especially starting during the Vietnam war, taught so many impressionable people to hate our military.

Goodness me, I'm not smart enough to write coherent sentences/paragraphs on these things. :)

buccaneer morgan

No, it's quite clear, joan, we have a press that. Looks down on established sources of wisdom, and upholds as in 2 timothy, teachers
Who confirm to this world.

Buckeye

Flying back from Guadalajara up front in 1st I had the distinct displeasure to be seated next to an Australian "ambassador" to the OECD. Some kind of conference on "economic sustainability" was going on while I was in town.

So this pompous ass statrted lecturing me on how redistribution was the key to sustainabilty. Nothing makes my blood boil more than a lecture from a .01 percenter about how I "owe" the rest of the world what I have worked for.

Dude turned white when I explained that if he came after what was mine, he was risking early onset of rigor mortis.

He kept his mouth shut the rest of the way to Dallas.

Jane

LOL - you go Buckeye!

Buckeye

Jane, it was definitely one of those "and the horse you rode in on" kind of moments.

Jane

I bet it shocked the shit out of him.

buccaneer morgan

Brian pontifex, a name right out of Douglas adams, a sky dragon impresario at one time.

The Infamous Ignatz

Buckeye for Minister of the Interior.

clarice

Heh--but he's too nice--He;ll need his own Felix Dzerzhinsky and here I'm waving my hand/

Buckeye

Beasts

Bama whoopin up on A&M.

Beasts of England

Lot of golf left, Buckeye, but I'm hopeful!!

Jack is Back!

Forward progress isn't what it used to be. Ask Mark Dantonio.

If Jim Harbaugh doesn't die from a heart attack in the next 2 years I have the utmost respect for his constitution. Got to be the best 12 year old cocah in all of college football.

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Has rse reacted to this dumbing down of America yet?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/what_the_heck_are_word_attack_skills.html

Jack is Back!

Bill Whittle: The Criminal Arrogance of Hillary Clinton.

Not a lawyer but I don't think he is either but if Gowdy agrees with this premise then she is in big trouble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDN5b6ET0I

Jack is Back!

Sorry, that is not Gowdy's province but someone (Goodlatte? Grassley?) sure has the mantle of discovery and questioning, right?

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