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January 06, 2016

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narciso

these are the folks they based that season on Homeland on,


http://www.understandingwar.org/otherwork/haqqani-network-and-threat-afghanistan

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

It never ends.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/40000-packages-of-backlogged-claims-material-discovered-at-single-va-office/

Wonder how many bonuses the employees in that office got?

narciso

there does seem to be a particular vicious streak to European politics,


Lindh died in the early morning of 11 September 2003 after a knife attack in Stockholm on the afternoon of 10 September. Just after 4 pm, she was attacked while shopping in the ladies' section of the Nordiska Kompaniet department store in central Stockholm. Lindh was shopping for new clothes for a televised debate later that night on the referendum about Sweden's adoption of the euro (which she supported). She was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and arms. At the time of the attack, Lindh was not protected by bodyguards from the Swedish Security Service; this proved controversial, given the similarity between Lindh's murder and that of prime minister Olof Palme in 1986 (the first murder of a government member in modern Swedish history).[citation needed]

Jim Miller

JiB - I understand all that, and don't disagree with you.

What interests me about Reker is that she is not a far-left member of the Social Democrats, as I had guessed. So I am wondering where her "pro-Muslim immigration" ideas came from.

She seems to have a severe case of multi-culturalism, far more severe than I would expect, given her background.

And, of course, I am wondering whether the assassination attempt gave her the victory in that election. (The CDU and SDP seem to be pretty evenly matched in Cologne, judging by the way the mayors have alternated parties since 1948.)

lyle

Is that Extraneus?? Welcome back.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Congrats Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey. Newest Baseball HOF members. Hard to believe Curt Shilling can't even get past 60%. I am not a fan of the HOF voting.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Jim Miller,

There is no such thing as conservative in Germany. All those parties are separated by 2 degrees minimum. But the twist to the victim instead of the perp tells you where Europe is going. My wife is depressed as I am.

narciso

well the CSU, Strauss's old faction, seem to have more of a clue,

Marlene

Yes,Jane. I think you can take US 41 to Venice from Port Charlotte. The dog beach is just one of the many beaches in Venice. We can make plans when we meet on the 18th.

narciso

I lived in South Florida, right in the aftermath of the Mariel boatlift, now in my little corner, I didn't fully appreciate how violent that era was in retrospect, in fairness, there are many people that I knew who came here, who were upstanding citizens through that process,

narciso

fwiw:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/06/alabama-top-justice-orders-judges-not-to-issue-gay-marriage-licenses.html

Gentlejim

Pagan,
Death in a fire is too good for those involved at the VA, but I'd settle for that.

Extraneus

Thanks, lyle. I can only helicopter in these days, but it's good to see that you guys are still on top of the news!

I was going to post a pic of the "Welcome Refugees" idiots with a comment along the lines of "Please feel free to finger my daughters," but I thought the better of it. Until now, apparently.

Rocco

Would he, could he?

http://ferrall.radio.cbssports.com/2016/01/06/why-bill-belichick-might-actually-want-new-york-giants-job/?cid=twitter_CBSSportsRadio

Miss Marple

I don't know what to make of this article. It doesn't make Hillary look very good, and portrays Huma as a climber and greedy, getting all the dough she can get.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/huma-abedin-hillary-clinton-adviser

Gentlejim

Pagar
Damn autocorrect. We can throw that feature in the fire with the VA employees.

narciso

facts still elude cohan, as they did in the nifong whitewash, re naseef and quaradawi, yet she still doesn't look good,

Extraneus

portrays Huma as a climber and greedy, getting all the dough she can get

Who could she have gotten that from?

narciso

conde nast, is a fact free zone,

http://historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=wael_hamza_jelaidan

I'm reminded that michael lewis's big short, arose out of one of their more unsucessful projects, portfolio, and the late joe mcguiness fouled the nest there,

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Gentlejim, here are some more to add to the pile.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/va-officials-have-committed-thousands-of-privacy-breaches-since-2011/


"Violations have included a VA official improperly accessing a veterans’ health records over 60 times and posting some of the individual’s medical information on Facebook"

Jane

TC,

If I win $500million tonite, will you be my tax lawyer?

Dave (in MA)
Hard to believe Curt Shilling can't even get past 60%.
Being conservative is worse than being a roidhead.
narciso

zaphod does the proverbial autograph*

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/06/pentagon-begins-wave-gitmo-transfers-sends-2-detainees-to-ghana.html

*in the film, not the book, he signs off on earth's demolition, thinking it was an autograph seeker,

Miss Marple

Ghana?

I laugh to myself.

Jack is Back!

MM,

Ghana doesn't

narciso

ditto,


http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-stop-chasing-dumbass-issues/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

May already have been linked;
Wayne LaPierre on how poorly the present NICS system is run.

Buckeye

JiB

Open carry is legal in Ohio, no permit of any type required. However, when taking my concealed carry class the instructors had many horror stories about the harrassment you can expect from the police.

Hopefully things will be better in Texas, but I have my doubts.

henry

They found the factory that made all migrants' life jackets.

An evil Jewish entrepreneurial Turkish factory using exclusive green compliant non littering materials (guaranteed to sink rather than wash up on a beach).

Jack is Back!

Buckeye,

No Islands in ahia that qualify for St. Janes Island.

narciso

Izmir, it's that charming town where they set that Turkish soap opera, that has been dubbed into Spanish,

narciso

where practices are much as the thread discusses,

middyfeek

@Lyle Isn't Florida in the SEC? Weren't they in the SEC Championship game? Michigan walked up one side of them and down the other. As a matter of fact Michigan beat them significantly worse than the Crimson Tide did.

narciso

just more flak over the target,

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/corrected-cruz-still-favors-slashing-ethanol-mandate-every-year-for-five-years/article/2579743

Miss Marple

Jack,

My estranged spouse is there.

Ghana is very Christian for about 2/3. I don't think the terrorists will get much traction there. Why Ghana took them, I cannot imagine.

Thomas Collins

Tax lawyer, Jane? Are you kidding? I thought I was going to be your kept man! I've already cleared it with my wife!

Buckeye

"No Islands in ahia that qualify for St. Janes Island."

True, although some of the Lake Erie islands can be a lot of fun during the season. The other 40 weeks of the year, not so much.

Buckeye

Jane

I just want to manage your portfolio. Standard 1%?

Threadkiller

Extraneous!!

Happy New year!

Threadkiller

Roof just collapsed at a FedEx building in San Diego. Scripps Ranch, maybe.

Lots of water.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Buckeye,

Can't remember the island I flew to in a Ford Tri-Motor from Port Clinton but it was a hoot since I was on business, believe it or not. I think a nuclear power plant was involved.:)

Threadkiller

narciso, did you listen to the whole Levin audio? I'm curious if he mentions that Trump is getting asked first.

Sue

MM,

That VF article on Huma is something.

James D.

Re: the Hall of Fame vote...

I wonder who the 3 voters were, who didn't vote for Griffey?

Gentlejim

Pagar,
I'll amend my punishment for these scumbags. They should first be "volunteers" for whatever agency is still training in aggressive interrogation techniques, see water boarding, etc. They can then be used as fuel for a very large fire.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

-- Why Ghana took them, I cannot imagine.--

Protein.

Thomas Collins

Rocco, if Belichick left the Pats for the Giants, 93.7 and 98.5 would need their bleep machines going overtime. . . for the hosts, as well as the callers. Belichick would go from greatest coach in history to _ _ _ _ in cheater to _ _ _ _ in buttfu_ _er to who knows what. And Belichick would need armed guards the first time the Giants played in Foxboro.

Thomas Collins

To add to the fun, the Pats would then hire Pete Carroll for a second go around as head coach.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Oklahoma seemed to get stronger and stronger over the course of the season and I expected them to manhandle Clemson.

Never underestimate the ability of Bob Stoops to drop a huge rancid turd in a big game. I thought against Klempsun that even he wouldn't blow it. Lesson learned.

narciso

they just pass those propeller hats around,


http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-01-06/george-w-bush-could-be-key-to-stopping-donald-trump-republican-says

Captain Hate on the iPad

I wonder who the 3 voters were, who didn't vote for Griffey?

I hope you're sitting down for this but there are a lot of extremely petty people with drinking problems in the MFM. I still think the baseball voters are mensas compared to the NFL HOF counterparts.

I would expect Pete Carroll to be on the 2016 "looks like a lesbian" list.

narciso

what was that carly simon song, it's meant ironically,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/01/donald-trump-no-i-did-not-try-to-woo-megyn-kelly/

Buckeye

JiB

Davis Besse is just west of Port Clinton, maybe 15 miles or so.

The Tri-Motor service used to run over to South Bass Island, town on the island is Put-In-Bay. Basically party central. Does the Roundhouse Bar ring a bell?

Thomas Collins

CH, do you think Cleveland would accept His Hoodiness for a second go around (well, technically, a first go around, since the franchise formerly held in Cleveland is now in Baltimore).

By the way, I don't buy the notion that Belichick has accomplished everything he could in Foxboro. If I recall correctly, no coach has won five Super Bowls with the same team.

Captain Hate on the iPad

In a second, TC; Browns fans are so starved for a winner they'd prop up Paul Brown's body on the sidelines. Even though Darth Hoody was extremely polarizing when he was here, the fans could justifiably blame it on Arthur B. Modell who has the distinct qualifications for ultimate dumbfuckery for firing 2 HOF coaches.

matt

Just shuckin' ya, JiB, but it feels that way, don't it?

narciso

who does one trust in this circumstances,

http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160106/1032756499/us-plane-test.html

Captain Hate on the iPad

When the show is on hiatus, the Zuckerberg POI page is worse than useless.

narciso

they might as well call it 'the ministry of silly walks'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-islamists-jihadi-john-isis-siddhartha-dhar-abu-rumaysah-leave-a6799656.html

Miss Marple

narciso,

Trust is indeed a puzzle. Our government has eroded trust to the point where I find both sides equally plausible.

Quite a difference from when Ike was president.

narciso

well occam's razor would suggest the most obvious solution, maybe the full cascade didn't occur, but that's not reassuring,

narciso

what strikes me about CBS's behavior, is with a whole host of shows, they don't disrespect the fan base, so agregiously, take Under the Dome, who was clamoring for that?

jimmyk

Considering the source, maybe take it with a grain of salt, but talk about making Hillary look bad:

Anxious to etch her name in glass, as well as in history, the woman now vying to be president of the United States and her closest aides raised nearly $37 million from corporations and foreign governments to build a U.S. Diplomacy Center, to be named after her.

http://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/264870-dick-morris-the-hillary-building

Beasts of England

I got a letter two weeks ago from OPM stating that all my information from my clearance investigations had been compromised. Charming. Three years of 'free' credit + identity monitoring and fraud insurance is provided. I guess I'll sign up.

narciso

well I don't concur with it all,


http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-on-the-path-of-reagan/

Beasts of England

They misspelled 'shook down', jimmyk.

Jane on Ipad

Buckeye,

1% of $500 million? I'm not sure I can count that high.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I agree, narc; the high handed treatment has been a real eye opener.

jimmyk

portrays Huma as a climber and greedy, getting all the dough she can get.

Just remember this piece on Huma, from New York Magazine in 2013:

She approached in a knit white top and navy-blue business skirt, her dark, almost black hair down to her shoulders. She wore bright-red lipstick, which gave her lips a 3-D look, her brown eyes were pools of empathy evolved through a thousand generations of what was good and decent in the history of the human race. The harsh, cheap buck lighting in the coffee shop couldn’t lay a glove on her. By the time she sat down, the harmony of angels had vanquished the tinny background music from every corporate space on the planet. Of course, you’d seen pictures before. But you’d also seen pictures of the Taj Mahal. It didn’t quite come up to actually being there.

narciso

as capt, would say, there isn't enough ipecac, for that kind of writing, cohan is agregiously wrong from the start, this is a pattern going back to his book on Goldman, which had little to commend it,

Beasts of England

Oh yeah, I exchanged a few texts with rich after Christmas. He seems to be doing well. FYI

Captain Hate on the iPad

Btw as time goes on and it becomes obvious what a GOPe POS Woody Johnson is, Darth Hoody's stiffing of the Jets becomes more enjoyable.

narciso

good to know, beasts,

Rick Ballard

"It didn’t quite come up to actually being there."

Well,there really isn't any way to paint a word picture of the sulfuric stench of brimstone emanating from every pore, so I'd say the last sentence is quite accurate.

Threadkiller

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/06/ann-coulter-calls-absolutely-false-nyt-article-saying-ted-cruz-natural-born-citizen/

Miss Marple

Those odious twits on Buzzfeed looked up George Wallace's sister and daughter, who of course said Trump reminded them of their daddy and brother.

And why wouldn't they? What did they expect?

"Does this extremely popular and glamorous candidate remind you of your dad?"

"No, my dad wasn't near as popular and he was dirt poor."

They spent all afternoon retweeting each other with that article. What a bunch of jerks.

Dave (in MA)

jimmyk | January 06, 2016 at 09:36 PM, It was a dark and stormy night...

Captain Hate on the iPad

Buzzfeed is scummy even by MFM standards.

narciso

well they do practice, acts of random journalism, besides the lolcats,

Jim Miller

The scandals here in Washington have been piling up, lately. I have been spending so much time on national and international issues that I haven't had time to cover them.

Here's one of the more interesting. It's amazing how long these bureaucratic cover ups can go on.

(They keep calling it a "computer glitch", but I am nearly certain that it was either a fairly simple programming error, or a mistake in the specifications.)

Rick Ballard

The Shanghai Index is now down 12% YTD. Don't worry, it won't go down any more while you're asleep.

They stopped trading for the second time this week.

narciso

how deep is that well, China is in, Rich?

Jim Miller

narciso - Any opinions on the Masha Gesson op-ed in today's NYT?

(I found it interesting, but don't know enough about Putin's daughter, or the background, to even guess how accurate it might be.)

Dave (in MA)

Clarice posted a FB link to an article about Sir Golfalot's gun policy, and in the sidebar of the article there was this:

Chicago, or "Chi-Raq," as Spike Lee refers to it, is a place full of peace and harmony with no need of guns or self-protection because after decades of being run by liberal Democrats, they've replaced poverty and violence with rainbows and unicorns...

narciso

well Karen Dawisha is the authority on that, she had to publish her tome, here, before the British lion, is frightened silly, Volodya's web is very extensive,

GUS

all these black gang bangers, BUYING their guns from NRA members at gun shows.

Yeah Ok Barry.

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/atensnut Over 6 years between tweets (I thought I was bad), but now she's got a good reason to start up again.

GUS

Narciso. Who is Volodya. I'm way behind on the terminology.

narciso

all this one about Litvinenko's investigation was new to me, sometimes I think when you dig under the iceberg, there was no real perestroika, in terms of the fundamental relations of the state, Volodya had his piece of the action, going back to 1991, the
assets of the nation, were transferred into the hands of who ran the state,

Rick Ballard

Narciso,

The appropriate word is 'unfathomable' due to shadow banking and the structure of interlocking arrangements made by regional authorities. OL cited an article on business closures in HK which barely scratches the surface of what is occurring. The number of HK ex/im shops which specialized in invoice manipulation to mask the transfer of income out of China was truly staggering.

The AIIB opens in a couple of weeks and CIPS is going to be mandated for Chinese settlements within the Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere very shortly. That will take almost all the fun out of using false invoices and SWIFT to game the Chinese revenue agents.

Buckeye

"1% of $500 million? I'm not sure I can count that high."

Jane, that is the beauty of my proposal. You won't even have to worry about it. It will be my job.

You will have "people" ;)

Rocco

However, the low point of this whole thing might have come Sunday morning. In a virtually under-the-radar radio interview with Mike Francesa, CBS Sports play-by-play broadcaster Jim Nantz — one of the most respected names in the business — made a laughable claim, saying he wouldn’t discuss the Manning allegations during the broadcast of Denver’s game against the San Diego Chargers because it was a “non-story.”

http://nesn.com/2016/01/jim-nantzs-calls-peyton-manning-hgh-allegations-non-story-which-is-ridiculous/

It looks like Nantz and his puppets might have to talk about it now! The NYT's finds this non story is quite a story after all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/sports/baseball/al-jazeera-peyton-manning-derek-jeter-charles-sly.html?smid=tw-nytsports&smtyp=cur&_r=0

nite all

narciso

was there a test for presence of HGH, or is our new East German protocols, just a way of life,

Beasts of England

Looks like the Norks didn't get their fusion decoder ring as it's doubtful that their secondary detonation was successful. I guess that's filed under 'good news'.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That Times story is a miasma of something that doesn't even reach the level of innuendo.

clarice

http://freebeacon.com/issues/report-obamas-free-college-proposal-spends-billions-on-students-who-wont-receive-a-degree/

Miss Marple

clarice,

Another scam in which the supposed beneficiaries will end up getting the shaft.

And the Taxpayers will foot the bill.

Lovely.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Japan is a relatively free and open society and yet they reacted to their burst, centrally-planned bubble disastrously when they had an advanced and prosperous economy.

Imagine how the repressive, secretive, autocratic communists in Peking are going to try to strongarm their markets, especially with half the country still living as peasants.
Problem is markets, being a relentless piper who will always be paid, are never strongarmed for long.

It'll probably make the era of the Mongol hordes seem like Switzerland in the spring.

Miss Marple

Good night, everyone!

Dave (in MA)

GUS, I think you're just supposed to smile and nod.

(J/K narciso)

I *think* he's talking about Pooty-Poot.

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