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January 11, 2016

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Threadkiller

Funny stuff, TM.

clarice

Lucianne:
FBI investigation expands to examination of public corruption in Hillary e-Mail case. (Fox)

Captain Hate on the iPad

I finally figured out how to cut and paste on the iPad. This distills what is wrong with the Goodell Football League.

http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/bengals-steelers-referees-vontaze-burfict-antonio-brown-joey-porter/?utm_network=twitter&utm_post=4892856&utm_source=TW%20%40NBCSportsWorld&utm_tags=srm%5Barticle%5D

Dave (in MA)

It took Drudge quite a long time to report the passing of Bowie.


CH, the way I look at it, for a neutral football game that was yuuuugely entertaining to watch.

Buckeye

"But try owning an unregistered handgun in your New York City apartment for self-defense and see what happens if it is discovered. Actually, don't try that."

One of the big reasons I can't see myself ever wanting to live in NYC or another city with same type of regulations.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Bob finally gets a clue:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bob-woodward-hillary-clinton-feels-immune/2016/01/10/id/708902/?ns_mail_uid=32944113&ns_mail_job=1649026_01112016&s=al&dkt_nbr=emn6jkqi

Beasts of England

Is Alabama ready?
Hell, yeah!
Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer
Give 'em Hell, Alabama!!

henry

Smart guns are right up there with solar and wind power in terms of things that are not up to the job at hand.

buccaneer morgan

The freebeacon, have pointed out the solyndra angle re smart guns, it mostly about campaign contributions.

Not all it was cracked up to be.

Nipigon Bridge gone.

Send shysters gats and loot.

It'll smart when they pry my cold dead fingers from around my glitch.

daddy

Interesting comment from Lt Colonel Ralph Peters on Charles Payne's FBN Morning Show

Peters; This is the most ferocious and grotesque instance of sexual violence, mass violence against women in Germany, since the Red Army entered Berlin in 1945. It's a shock to the Germans.

I hadn't thought about it that way.

Labyrinths in Amsterdam.

Who will disravel me of these greensleeved threads?

Dave (in MA)
Nipigon Bridge gone.
If only we could do something about our infrastructure and fix our crumbling roads and bridges. (Checks google) Their crumbling roads and bridges. (Checks google) It's a new bridge. D'OH I'm sure higher US taxes are the solution, regardless.
daddy

Given my druthers I think I'd prefer to smell like Putin rather than Obama.

Who Wants to Smell Like Vladimir Putin?---now you can, thanks to a new cologne inspired by the Russian president.


NK

Nipigon-- holy Tacoma Narrows Batman!
How can a new bridge fail? In civilized Canada? What chance does Andy Cuomo's new Tappan Zee have to survive?

JMHanes

Dave:

"(Checks google)"

LOL. I thought that was you I saw!

JMHanes

NK:

Will you be round 'n about the city when the JOMmers are converging in NY next week?

NK

"Maybe he needed to throw the editors a bone."

Or maybe Mr Blow is a lying scoundrel, or just a fucking idiot. Pardon my French.

Rick Ballard

Blow couldn't bring himself to acknowledgement of the efficacy of stop and frisk in the prog fantasyland 'gun and balls free' predator plantations. Perhaps he is slightly concerned about the impact upon American predators of the news regarding the new sport introduced on New Year's eve in 'gun and balls free' Koln?

After all, plantation predators are certainly no dumber than the Mahometan savages loosed in EUtopia.

NK

NK will be in Manhattan as usual.

Miss Marple

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/nipigon-river-bridge-closed-transcanada-1.3397831

Thought I would put the link up for the story.

NK

I have a simple question for Blow, when was the last time a licensed firearm was used by its lawful owner for commission of a crime in NYC? I can't think of any. There must of been some murder suicide crime of passion or some corrupt cop, but I can't think of it. Point is that it is an infinitely small number. Hassle the gangbangers, not the lawful citizenry.

Dave (in MA)

My favorite David Bowie video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_li_d_YviZ4

buccaneer morgan

Why the gangbangers will kill you, most legal gunowners not.

daddy

Miss Marple,

Enjoyed your link to Kurt Schlicter on President Trump: Taking The Donald Seriously

Good read from somebody who really, really doesn't like Trump, but likes him better than JeB and the evil that is Hillary.

Dave (in MA)

A guy on the radio this morning pointed out that El Chapo was a criminal in a 3rd world country who escaped from prison by crawling through a sewer, yet be probably smelled better than his interviewer.

Miss Marple

daddy,

Thanks. I always pay attention to Schlichter. He didn't take Trump seriously at first and sort of had a "Hell, why not?" attitude. Then, as Trump gained momentum he became highly critical.

Now I see he is trying to make the best of a situation where we might end up with a Trump candidacy. He's a good bellwether.

NK

The NYPD 'stop/question' for 18 years made the gangbangers keep their 9mms in their cribs rather than carry on the street. That dramatically reduced street shootings. Shootings are now way up in the City, but as Mayor Bane says, for now the gangbangers are shooting each other, so.... BTW if Rudy G ever said anything nearly as callous as that he would have been a media crucifixion.

NK

Trump is better than Hilligula and Jeb?

As the Brits say that is 'damning with faint praise."

Miss Marple

Talked to grandson while he drove back to campus this morning.

He is at loggerheads with his sister, the older one. He is for Rubio and she is for Sanders. (This is a replay of when I used to watch them when they wee in grade school, only now they don't hit each other. HA!)

I told him there is no convincing her. She will have to learn by life experience, like when I switched to voting for Reagan after 4 years of Carter.

He has rented an apartment with 2 friends for next year, so I will be putting aside extra household stuff for him through the spring.

Miss Marple

NK,

The point is to get people to realize that even if Trump is the nominee, you can't sit home in a snit, because Hillary would be a whole lot worse.

NK

How well did that work in '12 with blue collar lack of enthusiasm for R/R? I would vote for a Repub Trump, but I wouldn't give a dime or volunteer a minute for that. Repubs nominating someone who fails to enthuse a large part of potential voters is a big problem. That's why I continue to believe Rubio/Carly is the most electable Repub ticket, gang of 8 notwithstanding.

Rick Ballard

"who really, really doesn't like Trump, but likes him better than JeB"

I have to admit, the Howlin' Peacock crowing from atop the slippery MFM dung heap is preferable to Sir Goldilocks v.2.

It's gonna take a few weeks years in Room 101 to get me to gin scented tears and love of Golden Marmoset.

Cecil Turner

Product safety is normally to ensure it performs as advertised . . . "Gun safety" measures are designed to ensure it doesn't.

Miss Marple

NK,

Blue collars seem to like Trump; don't know about Rubio, although my grandson likes him.

I volunteered for Bush in 2000. Got sent to the lame governor's race instead, which was run incompetently. Did get to see McCain come through and campaign for the GOP. He didn't draw a very big crowd, even though it was noon at the City market downtown.

Turnout is sort of a mystery to me. one would have thought that we would have gotten enough turnout to win with Romney. Dems seemed to have gotten more.

I have seen various explanations blaming all sorts of factors, so the whole thing is a puzzlement to me.

daddy

I feel a bit like I'm watching Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy's football all over again, but once again Judge Napolitano is now on live on FBN telling us that secret sources are telling FOX News that The FBI is investigating new smoking guns in the Hillary e-mails, and also in the transfer of millions to Bill Clinton and the Foundation when she was Sec-State.

I'll believe an indictment when I see it.

On the Bill Bennett thing, I enjoyed some of his books. Probably the last was his "America's Last Best Hope", but for no particular reason that I can recall, just a general sense, I gave up listening to his Talk Show on the headsets late at night as just not being worth the effort. It seemed to me that he had a great megaphone opportunity, but he continually squandered it by wasting time blabbing to truck drivers about what country music tunes they liked or what fried chicken joints they hung out at while driving across the country. To me he wasted his broadcast in not dealing with serious issues.

Miss Marple

Uh-oh. Let's see how the Sanders supporters react:

http://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-and-wife-steered-campaign-nonprofit-money-to-family-and-friends/

Miss Marple

This is not good.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2016/January/Pakistan-Army-Chief-Well-Wipe-Iran-Off-the-Map/

James D

NK @ 11:06

It's not just the Gang of 8 with Rubio. He is a total "reach across the aisle, let's all work together" guy, and that leads him to do things like sign on to support the hideous campus rape bill the Dems are pushing.

It's not just that it's a bad bill that will trash due process, victimize men, and do exactly nothing to help the young women it's advertised as protecting.

It's also that even treating the bill as something legitimate (when it's clearly not) serves to validate the Democratic narrative about the "war on women," which is incredibly stupid for anyone on the GOP side to do.

"We're not as sexist as the Democrats say we are" is NOT a winning argument. And someone running for President ought to understand that, or at least employ consultants and advisors who do.

NK

Trump focused on Blue Collar voters for primaries/general. Smart move since BOTH parties have spit on them for 8 years. Trump turns off traditional repubs and many ideological/religious conservatives. Repubs can't afford to turn off large blocks like that in a general.

Dave (in MA)

daddy | January 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM, there's pretty much a rule in radio that morning drive time needs to be kept relatively "light".

Miss Marple

NK,

Not sure you are right about that. We will just have to wait and see.

Back to cleaning for me!

daddy

Here's a pic of that Nipigon Bridge which I had never heard of.

The Nipigon River Bridge in northwestern Ontario is open to one lane this morning, a day after a piece of its decking lifted more than 60 centimeters.

NK

daddy-- they are allowing car traffic over THAT?

James D

And another thing - I imagine one of the reasons Rubio supports the hideous bill is as an effort to "reach out to women."

But the problem is, "women" are not a monolithic voting bloc. Single women trend Democrat. Married women trend Republican.

Supporting a Dem bill that's being written to help the Jackies and Mattress Girls get young men expelled from colleges might help Rubio pick up a couple of % points among the singles, but it will probably cost him just as many, if not more, votes among the married women.

Does he (or his campaign people) honestly not understand that?

Rick Ballard

NK,

The reality show support for Trump is reasonably broad but the depth is totally unproven. They watch the infomercial but nobody has actually bought a single Ginzu knife yet.

It's just a proven marketing technique without any actual conversion data on the product. Scwarzenegger, Ventura and Franken are evidence that it can work with inferior product at the state level. Obama is evidence that it can work at the national level, as long as the MFM backs the charade.

daddy

when was the last time a licensed firearm was used by its lawful owner for commission of a crime in NYC?

NK,

I was thinking Bernard Goetz, but I see via wiki that his gun was unlicensed.

NK

30+ years ago may be correct daddy.

Jeff Dobbs

The Nipigon River Bridge in northwestern Ontario is open to one lane this morning, a day after a piece of its decking lifted more than 60 centimeters.

Damn climate change did that.

JMHanes

James D:

Of all the things that might permanently put me off Rubio, hearing that he is supporting the campus rape bill is probably number one. I can cut him some slack on immigration, because I think there's more easy rhetoric than substantive proposals on the right about how to handle established illegals. Aside from the thoroughly debunked stats that campus hysteria rests on, however, has there ever been a clearer case of tossing due process out the window? Not to mention an unprecedented government assault on the very nature of intimacy.

The Dems are responding to their own fake war on women with a de facto war on young men. It's an outrage.

daddy

Schlicter: Re Trump (pondering who will and who won't vote for him):

we can write off the people who detest him for being boorish and tacky. He’s never going to win them, but he’s not trying. Nor will he miss the Republicans who refuse to support him. Some are conservatives for reasons of (I believe) misguided principle, since Hillary is manifestly worse for America than Trump. I respect them. Others are petulant, entitled jerks like the contemptible Jeb Bush, sore losers who are infuriated that mere voters are presuming to deprive them of the mastery of the universe to which they believe themselves entitled. For every one voter snobs like Jeb convince to help Hillary by sitting out the election, a dozen more disgusted with Jeb’s lack of integrity in breaking his implied promise to honor the will of the Republican voters will flock to Trump.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Academia regularly violates the rights of the accused without having their precious endowments drained.

buccaneer morgan

None of their policies are any good, for women, children or small animals, yet they have a Wurlitzer that hammers the message home.

FTL

Wow.

That Sanders piece in the freebeacon is made out of awesome.

Along those same lines:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/01/the_clinton_standard_third_world_corruption.html

JMHanes

Captain:

This is a whole 'nuther devastating order of magnitude, being actively sponsored by Congress and the DoJ.

daddy

Product safety is normally to ensure it performs as advertised . . . "Gun safety" measures are designed to ensure it doesn't.

Well said, CT.

As for self-driving cars---is there some huge demand for driverless cars out there that I am totally missing? If somebody has been clamoring for that, I'm completely unaware of it.

buccaneer morgan

The counterinsurgency strategy enabled the Sunni tribesmen to gain a degree of autonomy under the guidance of the strongest tribe, we couldn't have that, hence islamic state.

buccaneer morgan

People are so lazy, they don't even want to bother to drive, we're talking about the commuters who need to, that's something else again.

Rick Ballard

Daddy,

How are Pajama Boys supposed to get to Whole Paycheck markets without gelding transport vehicles?

Miss Marple

I watched a video this morning about robots. They pointed out that insurance companies will push for driverless cars because the robot cars will make less errors than humans and won't do stupid stuff like DWI, texting while driving, etc.

I am beginning to dislike insurance companies.

daddy

there's pretty much a rule in radio that morning drive time needs to be kept relatively "light".

Dave,

If that was Bill Bennet's aim, he succeeded:)

buccaneer morgan

Yes that how it began in the animatrix, or terminator, but it ends the same way.

Miss Marple

This is interesting, especially in reference to the discussion we had last night:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-cruz-and-trump-battle-for-different-evangelical-votes/article/2580090?platform=hootsuite

buccaneer morgan

Just as with drugs without the demand for antisocial behavior, generated by the culture, the cops would be less overtaxed.

clarice

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2015/11/03/why-demographic-trends-spell-trouble-for-china-and-russia-and-prosperity-for-us/

Cecil Turner

Well said, CT.

Thanks. But of course you know this can't last . . .

For every one voter snobs like Jeb convince to help Hillary by sitting out the election, a dozen more disgusted with Jeb’s lack of integrity in breaking his implied promise to honor the will of the Republican voters will flock to Trump.

That's a nice thought, but the data doesn't back it up. Many here deride the polling data, and I agree head-to-heads tell little about the final outcome, but what they do test is crossover support. Rubio consistently scores 5 points better than Trump, which means that in the same group of prospective voters, if Trump gains 5 Dems, he loses 10 conservatives (or whoever . . . it's impossible to tell which groups are doing the switching, only the magnitude of the switch). Cruz is +4.

daddy

The Nipigon River Bridge in northwestern Ontario is open to one lane this morning, a day after a piece of its decking lifted more than 60 centimeters.

Damn climate change did that

Maybe so, Jeff:

"As we turned [onto the highway], we saw the whole bridge — a kind of big gust of wind came underneath it and blew it up and then it came back down," she said, adding it shifted by about half a metre.

And for some Biblical perspective:

John 3:8"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

9Nicodemus said to Him, "How can these things be?"

10Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?…

buccaneer morgan

Well they capt tupolev'd themselves, so their self prservation instinct is weak.

buccaneer morgan

I'm speaking of insurance companies,

Threadkiller
GOP Chair Reince Priebus Refuses to say Ted Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen


Holy cow. While I'm not as hard on Reince Priebus as a lot of other folks are inclined to be, this is a major, major unforced error on his part. Time Magazine online had an interview with Priebus yesterday and completely buried the lede, which was that Priebus refused to unequivocally declare that one of the Party's leading candidates was eligible to run for President:

A topic in the news today: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President?

Listen, I don’t get involved. I’m not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It’s a bad place for me to be. I’ll let all these folks argue about this stuff, and I’m going to stay out of it.


http://www.redstate.com/2016/01/11/gop-chair-reince-priebus-refuses-say-ted-cruz-natural-born-citizen/

Preibus was supposed to cerify that each candidate was eligible prior to their entry into any of the debates. Now he doesn't know?

I think this isn't helpful.

buccaneer morgan

The right answer, like they told egon was yes.

Cecil Turner

There's little room in Tupolev's heart for anyone but Tupolev.

GUS

If they can force registration for your Second Amendment right, why can't they require a license to SPEAK?

daddy

For you New Yorkers, Cavuto just had on some guy I have heard of but don't know, Carl Paladino, who says he has every intention of running against Cuomo for Governor.

He says he think Trump will win the Primary and then will win the Presidency by taking New York State.

Just tossing this out there.

Miss Marple

daddy,

Here's Carl Paladino's wikipedia entry. I remember him running against Cuomo. Cuommo doesn't have the Obama coattails this year, there have been scandals in Albany, and DeBlasio has given everyone a sour taste on the lefties.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Paladino

James D

TK @ 12:30

Wow, Priebus is a moron. There really is no other way to say it.

The only answer someone in his position should be giving is: "Of course Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to be President, as are all the candidates in the race. Next question?"

All Priebus' answer does is cause trouble, and not only for Cruz. It also makes him and the national GOP leadership look like idiots (not a difficult task, granted). Because as you say, TK, Priebus and the GOP should have certified all the candidates and ensured they were eligible before allowing them to participate in the debates. That seems like a fairly basic function of the national party.

Miss Marple


Rich Lowry Retweeted
Steve Kornacki ‏@SteveKornacki 16m16 minutes ago

New Qpac poll has Trump back up in Iowa:

Trump 31%
Cruz 29
Rubio 15
Carson 7
Christie 4

GUS

If Cruz wins, Paul Ryan will certify him.

Pelosi did.

Old Lurker

It also communicates that while GOPe might be having trouble getting Trump out of the way, Priebus damn well can steer the rest of the race to Jeb.

Femall.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

Nipigon Bridge is shut down and from the looks of it and the stories I am reading it is down for quite a while. If you go to Google maps and look at the the map you will quickly see that it carries Rt. 17 over it and that there is not another road East to West anywhere nearby except maybe some ciruitous logging roads.

So, the Mayor is right: Canada has been cut in half.

Threadkiller

James, it is stupid. This is from an earlier debate:

Candidate Criteria for September 16, 2015 CNN-Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Republican Presidential Primary Debate 
  To receive an invitation to the September 16, 2015 Republican Presidential Primary Debate, a  candidate must satisfy the following criteria:
     1.     Fulfill the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United  States.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2015/images/05/20/debate.criteria1.pdf

Preibus has to walk something back. And soon

GUS

Jack, Canada needs to elect a Soc/Commie Prime minister, then they can get that bridge fixed.

Threadkiller

Gus, certification was a requirement of the debate.

Old Lurker

They might just deem it fixed, Gus.

Cecil Turner

He says he think Trump will win the Primary and then will win the Presidency by taking New York State.

It could happen. But even a betting man might pause:

In the 2008 Presidential Election Barack Obama carried New York with 62.9% of the vote, making it the third most Democratic state in that election, surpassed only by Hawaii and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia. In 2012, Obama carried New York by an even greater margin, taking 63.4% of the vote to Republican Mitt Romney's 35.2%, again making it the third most Democratic state in the nation. [27]

[. . .] In addition, despite having a Republican governor for 12 years, New York appears to have trended more Democratic.

A lot of people read that recent poll (among self-identified Republicans) to mean Trump had lots of support from NY Dems . . . which is problematic.

rse

New post up http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/leapfrogging-via-deceit-that-crucial-last-obstacle-to-the-long-sought-convergence-to-collectivism/

I give a link to the Texas Governor's call for a Con Con and why the actual paper is most alarming. I have basically come to the conclusion that there are conservative employees of some 'conservative; think tanks, but there are no conservative think tanks except for fundraising purposes.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I could sympathize with Priebus if his answer meant to point out what a dumb distraction the question is, but that's not what he said.

rse

That Nipogon Bridge reminds me of having driven western parts of the Trans canada Highway just after law school. Biggest rigs I have ever seen precisely because there is such a limited ability to transport east to west in that country.

Jack is Back (but On Alert)!

And its a new bridge. They were twinning it and that 2 lane section is to open in 2017. There is a rail bridge next to it but there is no way you are going to shut down rail traffic in Canada to accommodate some Labatt delivery trucks (or would they:)?

If it happened as reported at the terminal expansion joint due to a failed beam connection then its possible temperature had a play there.

buccaneer morgan

That's why I went ghostbusters, it's that absurd.

henry

JMH, from our Chitown lurker:

Small note: JMH said "The Dems are responding to their own fake war on women with a de facto war on young men."

Should be as follows: "The Dems are using their own fake war on women AS COVER for their de facto war on STRAIGHT, young men."

The employment stats largely back me up on my own personal opinion.

Threadkiller

An update from the Red State link:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/candidates/2016/01/11/iowa-gov-branstad-cruz-birth-issue-fair-game/78626994/

If I was into conspiracy theories, I would say the establishment is coordinating an effort against Cruz.

Marlene

We watch the local news here,which is out of Tampa. First of all, the weather people refer to "winter weather" and we laugh. Yes,it is a bit chilly,but really?
On topic,last night there was a report that a resident of a nice quiet neighborhood in Clearwater shot a burglar who was in the man's background. The neighbor lady wasn't shy about being interviewed and praised her neighbor for his action. She was wearing a Packers T-shirt and had a wicked Wisconsin accent.

buccaneer morgan

Their backstabbing skill is per excellence.

Miss Marple

I think backstabbing is their only talent.

buccaneer morgan

Palladino, ugh, he was once wrangled up by roger stone, see the problem.

Threadkiller

If only there was some way the Cruz could have avoided this distraction, buccaneer.

Miss Marple

Meanwhile....

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/clinton-considered-secret-plan-to-spark-palestinian-protests/

buccaneer morgan

Oh grasshopper how naive you remain.

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