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December 14, 2015

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Puddin Floppy-Feet

What a beautiful wedding. One that will never be forgot. Super photos.

Actually, I laugh at everyone of those Peter Pan commercials for GEICO. You have to been to a few reunions to appreciate the horror humor.

Miss Marple 2

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/maryland-man-charged-supporting-isis-lying-fbi/

NK

chitown lurker was on with Santelli today. he looked great, and he knows his interest rate stuff. although I was more right about crude/dollar valuation relationship. Just kiddin' big guy!!

Miss Marple 2

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428484/tashfeen-malik-background-check-social-media-posts?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=566f359004d3013a8a12f894&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Headline reads: "We cannot trust our foolish and cowardly elite to defend this nation."

lyle

When you're worth that much money, maryrose, I doubt they give a rip but point taken. Powerline has a new post with pix of their five houses, inter alia. Jawn and Terayza have hosted a private wine dinner for the annual SV Wine Auction ($600/person; five or six different hosts) in the past. We've attended one in the past and joked about signing up for theirs but I think I'd start throwing punches. BTW, the one we attended seven years ago was fun but stuffed with, well...stuffy, "very important" people. There's no shortage of those types up there but we rarely associate with them for the same reasons they don't associate with us, probably.

daddy

Scary, Momto2.

I am glad that the cops at least talked to one of the Cellphone Purchaser guys in a Walmart (the guy who tried to buy them at 2 different stores and left his own cellphone in the restroom of one Walmart and bumped into the Cops when he came back to get it) At least they know who he is, (or who he said he was), and if anything develops they'll have an idea where to start looking.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Hey, Puddin FF (I am not typing that all out)--

Just for the record, typing "Floppy-Feet" would have entailed 15 fewer letters and symbols than explaining it was too much to type. :)

Thomas Collins

Jane, I swear I sent you your own treats. Have you had trouble getting deliveries at your new abode?

Just let me know when you want a tour of the real Providence, Buckeye!

Just show Momma the pic of all of us at Jane's former abode, daddy. That will convince her we are all wholesome, normal people. On second thought, crop me out of the pic!

narciso

so 'phoebe' was defeated by the gaullists, and the socialists, in her run for office,

Miss Marple 2

Ignatz,

True, but I was looking towards the future.

Also, because I am not a touch typist, it is easier for me to type familiar words that something like that with a hyphen.

However, good one!

narciso

this could be taken the wrong way,


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/12/14/i-have-a-political-crush-on-marion-marechal-le-pen/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy, what are your thoughts on this sort of thing?--

My thoughts? WTH took them so long?
And how long will it take the Army to adopt it?

One set up just for sniper rifles would make mile long shots routine if, and this is an important if, the unit has a wind doping system.

Puddin Floppy-Feet

I am surprishd that Palin hasn't does her homework on FN and its nationalistic socialism bent. Bad for her as far as I am concerned. Seems to point to her poplulst reactionary bent,

Miss Marple 2

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/public_information/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

Apparently DiBlasio is trying to suppress this. Save it to your hard drive.

Buckeye

OK TC. One of these days. The Mrs. is a big fan of Newport so I will leave her in Cowtown. A bit spendy as I recall.

daddy, I can't blame all my ignorance on The OSU. Part of it is all my fault;)

daddy

...Britain’s Sharia courts are fostering extremism, undermining human rights and creating a parallel justice system whose basic principles conflict with the law of the land."

Just doing catch-up, but I see from Janet's link that Britain now has 85 Sharia Courts. If I was a Muslim I would take the legitimate Establishment of Sharia Law as the moment when a previously non-Islamic Country is now considered to be a member of the House of Islam (Submission) and no longer a member of the House of War.

From that point on I would consider that country as Islamic and therefore more deserving of attacks to convert and destroy the unbelievers residing in it than prior to that Nation being considered Islamic.

That may sound like sophistry and/or be meaningless to those who know nothing or care nothing about Islam, but my guess is that to those who are motivated by the Quran and it's dictates, this is equivalent to something like when the Pope's of the 1,000's initiated calls to Holy War to boot the Muslims out of the Holy lands.

Instituting Sharia Law in Britain may appear PC and Qumbaya, but IMHO it is a development rife with consequences, and in the long run none of them are good.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, I got mail twice yesterday. The USPS is trying to bring in extra revenue by delivering Amazon stuff on Sundays.

Miss Marple 2

Dave,

It's very disorienting to me to see the mail trucks out on Sunday.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Guy invents world's worst stench.

narciso

watch how quickly they revert to business as usual, that's what the last presidential election, right after Charlie Hebdo proved,

Dave (in MA)

That ad reminds me of the old Emo Philips bit where he (paraphrasing) said he was out one day and ran across his friend from third grade so he went up to him and slapped him on the back and said "Jimmy Peterson! How's it going, you old moron!?" and Jimmy said, "Mommy! The man's hitting me!"

Dave (in MA)
Guy invents world's worst stench.
He hasn't met the guy who works in the next office.
Buckeye

I have neighbors with college and. high school aged kids. Both are busy physicians and I think life is hectic. Everyday deliveries are being made from Amazon Prime and the grocery store.

You can set your watch by the UPS truck.

NK

daddy-- 72 black eyed virgins in Paradise is as effective today to recruit Muslims as Papal indulgences 1000 years ago in Christendom to march to Jerusalem.

narciso

things that make you go hmm:


http://www.weaselzippers.us/245412-why-did-the-cia-visit-michael-bay/

Dave (in MA)

And I *still* like the ad where the guy who reminds me of daddy doesn't think his sitzpinkler son can pick up the hammer. It's supposed to make you think how cool and trendy GE is, but it doesn't work for me.

narciso

it's about the absurdity of the world we live in,


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2015/12/i-would-like-to-be-with-senator-cruz.html

Captain Hate on the iPad

maryrose, we share two major faves. I love Hardy because his books are so unrelentingly bleak; I'd bet he'd be disgusted with most modern pols. I've been completely enamored with everything I've read by Eliot, particularly The Mill on the Floss. Maggie Tulliver is one of my favorite characters. When I was reading the end I was thinking "there aren't many pages left and a LOT of unresolved issues". Then it started raining...

daddy

Tam's not a fan.

Here's Tammy Bruce, commenting on Obama's speech today on Charles Payne's FOX Program:

Tammy: This was like Olive Oil trying to tell us she was Popeye. Everyone's thinking "This can't work." He said we're going to do it one by one, and then he went through a little bit of a list. At this rate it's going to take 500 years. This has to be dealt with, as you said, in a big way. We also know that there was not only no "New News" when it came to how we're going to fight it in the Middle east, no plan for the Homeland. Nothing at all here at home. When we see France arresting hundreds, having a thousand raids at least, closing down Mosques, Americans look and wonder, "What are we going to do here?" I think we're getting a new grid of warnings, like with new colors or something---That's the main Homeland thing they're giving us, so the American people, and that's what's so strange even about doing this today, there wasn't anything "New." There was no reason to do this.

narciso

well I got two thirds of the way, with Middlemarch,
I like Romola better, in part because of it's Renaissance themes, which Chris Buckley is trying to ruin, in the guise of a comedy, about the shroud of Turin, or words to that effect,

narciso

this isn't the beginning of the end,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/obama-strikes-back-president-to-force-us-into-new-international-carbon-market/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Haven't completely caught up yet, but I think me and Buckeye sit at the low end, having only read 7 and 10 of the damn things.--

Pretty sure if I can locate the list I can easily top those numbers, and by top I mean, not top.

Captain Hate on the iPad

The Outhouse horde is in fine form.

I criticize Ailes a lot but finding forums for Tammy on the bidness channel was an excellent use of resources.

peter

Levin gives Trump both barrels in his opening monologue for criticizing Cruz and Scalia and supporting ethanol subsidies.

Skoot

I'm glad big army did the right thing regards Bergdahl.

Might want to wear your Nomex underwear if Christmas shopping in Baltimore tomorrow.

narciso

I don't see much vaunted moderation though, as the loathsome Lazlo keeps slipping through,

daddy

Here you go, Iggy.

What does the rest of the world see as the 100 greatest British novels?

Buckeye's winning with 7. I'm in second place with 10.

Now if you'll excuse this guy on the couch with the hammer,
but he's got to take his dogs out.

narciso

well why were they hired in the first place,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/12048335/Seventy-Paris-airport-workers-have-security-passes-revoked-over-extremism-fears.html

narciso

different strokes for different folks,


http://babalublog.com/2015/12/14/tension-rises-for-cuban-refugees-stuck-in-costa-rica/

JMHanes

Miss Marple:

Thanks so much for the links to Ightham Mote. I hadn't heard of it before, and it looks just wonderful.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Thanks daddy. I'm in the running with a definite seven, but may come in a mere second because I think I may have read David Copperfield and Gullivers Travels but can't confirm for sure.
Was never a fiction guy except for Wodehouse and they only had one of his on the list.
Now OTOH, I did read a complate set of Funk and Wagnall's and most of an old edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica Mrs Iggy brought with her. Worked my way through most of a Webster's dictionary too.

narciso

btw Childhood's End begins today at 8, on Syfy,

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

"The nations will develop standards and guidelines to ensure trading of carbon credits has environmental integrity"

Can a total farce have integrity? How much is this ripoff going to cost us.?

H/T narciso at 06:31.

Miss Marple 2

JMHanes,

It really is. Because the original owner was a Crusader, the newel posts on the staircase are SARACEN HEADS WITH TURBANS! Bwahahaha!

Of interest to me as a gardener were the ancient yew trees in the garden, over 100 ft high and the same species as those small bushes we plant around our foundations.

Just fascinating. My sister is the one who found it on line and insisted we go see it. During the tour they told us that because it sits in a dell, it wasn't easily visible, so when Cromwell's men came to burn it they couldn't find it.

daddy

And on the Bill Cosby suing the Victims thing---I think it's beneficial to keep that in the headlines.

If it gets enough Press it might wind up being commented upon by the candidates, and as Election time draws closer I think it has to be beneficial to us to have microphones shoved in Hillary's face asking her if who she believes in the latest developments from the CourtHouse; Cosby or the Rape Victims.

It also doesn't hurt to have a formerly beloved Black man in the role of the evil perp (OJ not accepted).

Apparently we haven't been able to deal honestly with race in this country since way way before Holder told us we didn't have the courage to talk honestly about Race, so lets trot Cosby out there under the limelights and make him someone that everybody has to make a comment on.

I don't care if Hillary loses the Woman's vote by siding with the Black Vote, or loses the Black Vote by siding with the Womans vote. Either strategy is a plus for my Hispanic candidate of choice.

Woof!

Janet

I've read 16...& I'm no great book reader. Most were school assignments. Liking Jane Austen books helped.
I'm surprised there weren't more C.S.Lewis books listed (that would have helped my number).

Miss Marple 2

daddy,

Why is Obama's empty chair in that magazine cover?

Miss Marple 2

Janet,

I read several Hardy books and several Dickens, but they weren't on the list. I imagine a lot of us are in the same boat.

I have read almost all of Lewis's works, almost all of Hardy, Dickens, and Austen.

Some of these were not familiar to me at all, and when you get to Wodehouse, I think I have read every single one.

Buckeye

Iggy

Guess you, daddy and I are going to have to find 3 dunce caps and go sit in the corner.

Miss Marple 2

Buckeye,

My mother was an English teacher with a specialty in British lit.

I was reading Agatha Christie in the 5th grade.
For fun she had us memorize Shakespearean quotes, Byron and Shelley.

So I am not a representative sample.

DrJ

I'll join you all in the corner. I've read between 8 and 10 of the books on the list. Like many, I've read some from the authors on the list, but not the particular book.

I think that corner is going to get crowded. Will there be beer? :)

narciso

some of the reviewers, give me gas, like morbo,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I say we wear them proudly Buckeye and give all the apple polishing bookworms the melvins they so richly deserve. :P

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Jeebus, if you're going to smack Ted Cruz around as Max Boot has decided to do you might enhance your credibility by not starting out saying Mitch McConnell is "a staunch conservative" and complaining that Cruz actually criticized Crybaby Ike Boehner.

cheerleader

Conservative Treehouse has a link posted to Trump's Las Vegas rally, which is starting in about five minutes.

Buckeye

MM

So was my mom, but I guess I just wasn't wired that way.

When I was a teenager, if it didn't burn fossil fuel and make a lot of noise, I just wasn't interested.

DrJ

I'll bring the beer.

Miss Marple 2

Buckeye,

My brother was like you. He went into the electrician's union.

I think it just depends on how you are "wired", as you said.

Don't feel bad. My brother is able to do all sorts of stuff I couldn't even attempt. I'm not good at math, either.

narciso

those words you are using,

http://therightscoop.com/christian-professor-declares-solidarity-with-muslims-says-we-worship-the-same-god/

maryrose

Math
Always was and continues to be my weakness

Buckeye

maryrose

That's exactly what I was geting at on the "wired" part.

My high school math teacher made me compete in a staye-wide competition one year. Placed third in Geometry.

Never had any problem "seeing" the relationship between objects in space in my head, but I can stare at a word that I have seen thousands of times and still not sure if it is spelled right.

Stephanie

Three. You could stretch it to 8 if you include the Cliffs Notes versions. ;)

I always managed to pay really good attention in class and didn't get a professor who took their questions from the book but exclusively from the class notes (always checked with former students for the low down on the profs). I never studied and still pulled A's.

I have read and own every Agatha Christie both paperback and digital and many Ellery Queens, all Robert Ludlum's til he got into the silliness of the Bourne multi-series, and I own first edition paperbacks and have read all of the Ian Fleming books.

And why wasn't the complete series of the Wizard of Oz on that list? Read that too, and really enjoyed it.

I really need to read the classics, I guess. I've been disparaged on FB by some mutual friends in common with others here for having an abysmal lack of knowledge of "classic" movies, too.

Many of those on that list are free on kindle, btw.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Welp Booth self identified in the middle of that as being in the Dondi camp, which lines up everything nicely in a row.

caro

maryrose, come to Park City! I passed 100k vertical today. For the season.

You, too, lyle.

I was on the lift with a couple of my (few) Republican friends and brought up the presidential field. I thought the were more GOPe oriented but they were firmly with Cruz.

Just another anecdote.

narciso

well Boot has showed his colors in the last few years, and we're not talking 'beautiful plumage'

Miss Marple 2

I know a lot of people like Rubio, so excuse me if I am offensive, but he strikes me as a trained parrot, someone who knows the correct phrases to utter in order to elicit responses from conservatives.

He is an adult version of those 7-th graders who are praised for being conservative, only they don't really know what they are talking about.

Don't mean to cause offense, and am willing to be convinced otherwise.


Captain Hate on the iPad

I was just about to comment on what a strangely lackluster campaign Rubio has run so far in this admittedly silly season. The only thing that stands out to me was when Jeb took some awkward pot shots at him and he and Cruz seem to be at odds. Not at all what I'd expect from somebody giving up his Senate seat.

Maybe he's decided he doesn't like politics.

jimmyk

I think daddy is concealing the fact that he's incredibly well read, just maybe not English lit. Myself I would probably do a bit better on American lit, as I've read multiple works by each of Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Roth, etc.

narciso

steyn picks up the cutlass,

http://www.steynonline.com/7364/the-gop-dont-never-dance-with-them-what-brung-them

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Welcome to the corner Steph.
What size hat do you wear?

Buckeye

Rubio would be perfect on "The Young and the Restless".

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Rubio's gang of eight misadventure was a bit of a tell.

narciso

yes, she is you feckless wombat,


http://libertyunyielding.com/2015/12/14/compared-to-trump-clinton-isnt-that-bad-is-she-christopher-buckley-spectator/

Rick Ballard

Rubio has a completely different path to the nomination than Cruz. He has to stay in the top four in the early primaries and have one or two good showings on SEC Tuesday,then swing into high gear with a win in Florida on March 15th followed by solid delegate pickups in the Purples and Blues from that point on.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Yeah there are a number of ways to react to that gang of eight nonsense, none of them positive.

Stephanie

Just put some elastic in it like they do the kiddies, Iggy. ;)

I used to read voraciously but just not serious stuff. I prefer to be entertained. Now I just throw in a movie (usually action adventure) and I'm even pretty narrow in that genre. Hate the MI movies, the Bourne movies, but love Marvel and Harry P. Most of the 'classics' fall into the chick flick category to me and I can't stand chick flicks. Oh well.

And when I go on vacay, I take a bodice buster with me. I can't stand starting a book and not finishing it in one sitting unless I've read it before.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Thanks for pointing that out, Rick; I hadn't thought of such a strategy.

DrJ

Hey, has Cruz been doing well in the polls recently? :)

Brett Stephens pulls out the long knives:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cruz-imposture-1450138161

narciso

you never go kirk lazarus,

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2015/12/us-israel-relations-have-never-been.html

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Velvet Fog is Happening in Sun Valley.

narciso

there's category error, almost from the beginning of that Remnick piece, it makes me wonder specially after reading Dawisha, if he got Russia wrong as well

narciso

you know I only knew of Mel Torme, in a roundabout way, because of night court,

Captain Hate on the iPad

That Liberty Unyielding site isn't very touchscreen friendly but I already had ample evidence that intelligence has skipped a generation in the Buckley family.

lyle

Come to Park City and get thoroughly out-skied? I still have some pride, caro! :) But I DO have pent up demand as I didn't ski at all last season due a sprained ankle and really bizarre snow conditions but mostly the ankle. Can't wait to get on the boards in ten days. Conditions must be as good in UT as ID right now.

narciso

I think my tag line, covered his category error nicely, I think the way he mommy dearest Buckley pere, followed by his adultery, then his paens to Obama, in that order were among his greatest offenses,

lyle

The Velvet Fog, Jerry!!

I hope our SecState comes to SV this year and gets super intimate with the ski patrol and their great sleds...

narciso

that idiot Olivier Knox, is like mikey from the life cereal commercials,


http://twitchy.com/2015/12/14/stephen-hayes-blasts-obama-for-breathtaking-dishonesty-on-guantanamo-bay-recidivism-video/

Rick Ballard

CH,

I use The Green Papers quite a bit for checking out various process questions. Understanding the primary calendar and the numbers of delegates in play makes identifying strategies a little easier.

There's still a lot of missing pieces. Nobody talks very much about the importance of pledge cards in Iowa, for example.

It ain't a just matter of signing up "new" voters, although the Paulbots certainly worked that angle pretty well in '12.

narciso

maybe it's just his performance in Under the Dome, but I think Mike Vogel slows the plot to a crawl

Miss Marple 2

Mel Torme wrote "The Christmas Song".

"Chestnuts roasting n an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose.."

narciso

when did Fargo, become a unrelenting abbatoir when I wasn't looking, btw I didn't get the mike baker reference for legend,

narciso

after the sheer arrogance of trying to remake khan, they should have been exiled on ceti alpha 6


http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/12/the-new-star-trek-beyond-trailer-tries-hard-to-have-fun/420363/

caro

Great info on the Green Papers, Rick. I also bookmarked Frontloading HQ from another link.

Miss Marple 2

Think I will go to bed early.

I am sorry if I bummed anyone out with my comment on Rubio.

Nytol.

narciso

there is something cookie cutter about him, what has really fought for in the senate?

lyle

Torme did indeed write "The Christmas Song," MM. I used to play my own acoustic guitar arrangement of it that I never transcribed. Great seventh and ninth chords in his composition. Great talent.

Jim Miller

I'd like to think that Palin doesn't know about the Russkie loan that the Front National got, rather that she was uninformed than accepting of that connection.

(But she should know about that connection.)

JMHanes

Well, we could start with this, narciso:

How Marco Rubio is quietly killing Obamacare

henry

We're gonna need more beer in the corner. I read 9 of those.

glasater

Putting this here 'cause I'm 'way behind, below is the link to what Man Tran posted yesterday that was interesting to me also:

http://www.lifevantage.com/products/protandim/

James D.

Watching the Giants, and I have to say, they just called the most ridiculous roughing the passer penalty against Miami. Not complaining, because it helps the Giants, and God knows they need all the help they can get.

But if that was roughing, I don't see how defensive players can do anything without getting flagged.

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