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March 28, 2016

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James D

NK, I would bet everything I owned that it's Door Number One.

JM Hanes

maryrose:

Here's another of the usual suspects we can count on in the lame duck season from hell:

Fearing Trump, U.N. Embraces the Art of the Deal

The prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, while anything but a sure bet, has set U.N. diplomats on a race to conclude a set of deals from migration to the Middle East peace process before U.S. President Barack Obama steps down in January 2017....

European governments, in particular, see the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements or sketching a political road map for a Palestinian state as the major prize. They are also seeking U.S. support at a summit on migration that will be held at U.N. headquarters in September.

To be fair, I think it's more about Obama than Trump; they'd be scrambling if Cruz were in the lead too.

Samantha Power gets an unexpectedly positive shout out over at the Federalist: How President Obama Made Syria An Unfixable Quagmire.

NK

Wouldn't bet on what Comey is doing, no way to know. My Hope? He's compiling evidence to recommend appointment of a Special Counsel to present to a GJ.

JM Hanes

Thanks, NK, I hadn't heard that. Unfortunately, I don't suppose anyone can FOIA "evidence" in the FBI's possession, if they decide not to prosecute her. In that case, I can only hope there are some really angry agents willing to risk spilling the beans. I'd be curious about where the line falls when it comes to FOIA documents relative to a decision not to prosecute, but I suspect that would be a hard sell legally too.

jimmyk on iPhone

"So if Cruz doesn't sue, are the women suing?"

If they are as you describe, they would have to find attorneys who would take the case on a contingency basis. It's only been a do days.

Jack is Back!ll

Iggy,

My source at the FBI (and it is close to all this but I can't say why) says there is a core of about 20 very senior agents/investigators with backup by the many different forensic people like for computers, document classification, etc. These 20 are lifers. Comey has resisted any political bias in who is assigned which I understand is a daily push by the Admin and the Clinton Crime Syndicate.

Seems to jive with DeGenova and others who have sources.

Captain Hate

I'm sure the Uniparty would like to do away with FOIA requests as just more bothersome intrusions by those parvenus who quaintly believe in that "We the people" nonsense.

Threadkiller

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. Happy birthday to cathyf!

Thanks for all the slide advice. I think my plan of attack will be to fix the projector so we can go through the slides in a format that my mom would find more comfortable.

Then we can digitize the more important photos.

Where is OL?

JM Hanes

Porchlight:

I think it's a huge stretch to take Cruz's failure to file suit as emblematic of guilt. And an even bigger stretch where the women are concerned.

Have you ever sued anyone? Have you ever sued a major coorperation? If NE had published an "identifiable," but unnamed, photo of you, how much of your net worth -- and your life -- would you be willing to devote to taking them to court?

Old Lurker

"Where is OL?"

Palm Springs watching tennis at Indian Wells and now playing golf badly with my friends.

No Fox News. No Trolls. No papers.

Home soon.

Behave.

Threadkiller

:-)

I will behave.

Marlene

We're home! We had a safe and uneventful trip. Now to unpack!
The Capitol Hill shooting is upsetting. I mentioned that on Saturday we went to The Mall to see the cherry blossoms. There were thousands of people and we remarked that the crowds were a perfect soft target. Sadly,a terrible thought.

NK

OL!!

Did you egg on the Indian Wells tourney director to speak the truth about the state of women's tennis tour?

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

If there is a Trump/Kasich deal made, would Trump supporters consider it a sellout?

Jack is Back!ll

You can bet the bar at The Monocle is packed tonight. Same for La Colline and Hawk and Dove. Where else to go when a gun goes off. Starts the races. Poor old Bill at the Monocole smoked himself to death but no one, no one, knew how to make the perfect Martini and he could do it to order for every damn Senator, staffer and casual bar sitter like me.

Sorely missed.

JM Hanes

JiB:

I'll take your word for it on the credibility of your friend, but Joe DeGenova is the one whose endorsement led me to believe that Eric Holder might not be a disgraceful choice for Atty. General. Needless to say, he and Victoria are no longer on my list of reliable sources.

maryrose

Cruz doesn't have to do anything right now except win primaries and beat Trump at his own game
Would all concur that Kasich and Cruz seem much classier than Trump or is that just the excused "New York" way
Cruz is getting close n Wisconsin and California so Trump resorts to his scorch the earth tactics
He is getting schooled in delegate math in Louisiana and is not happy about it.
Trump is also scheduled for a sit down with Chrissy Matthews where I am sure he will whine again about unfair treatment and threaten to go third party.

Miss Marple 2

boatbuilder,

I don't know. Depends on the deal, I guess.

I don't like Kasich, but I dislike Cruz more, so will wait to see what shakes out.

Reagan was sort of forced to take Bush, so I would consider it the equivalent.

Thomas Collins

Here is the standard articulated by Justice Brennan in NY Times v. Sullivan:

"The constitutional guarantees require, we think, a federal rule that prohibits a public official from recovering damages for a defamatory falsehood relating to his official conduct unless he proves that the statement was made [p280] with "actual malice" -- that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not."

This rule does not apply to all government employees, and it may be applied to non-governmental employees with significant fame and notoriety (such as Trump).

For some interesting scholarly commentary on when the actual malice standard should be applied, see the following link.

https://www.google.com/search?q=new+york+times+v.+sullivan+not+limited+to+governmental+officials&hl=en&gbv=2&revid=1689621717&oq=new+york+times+v.+sullivan+not+limited+to+governmental+officials&gs_l=heirloom-serp.3...4801.11777.0.11967.38.3.0.35.0.0.93.264.3.3.0....0...1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..36.2.185.V2Ps09_aaqs

My own views on NE type articles may be summed up as follows:

(I) The fact that someone doesn't sue doesn't suggest to me that the individual necessarily engaged in the behavior asserted in the article.

(II) Except for General George Catlett Marshall, there is no public figure I would have difficulty imagining engaging in the type of behavior the NE asserted Cruz did (which of course doesn't mean Cruz engaged in such behavior).

(III) In my personal experience, those who hector others about moral values are no more or less likely to have failings in their personal lives.

(IV) When someone's moral failings brings to a halt a public career, I am no more or less happy or unhappy that the person happened to be a regular espouser of erotic continence or whatever value the transgression of which brought the individual down.

Free James D!

So the new book officially launches tomorrow. After the way the video for Dream Doctor came out, I decided to have one done for the new book, too. Sadly it wasn't free, but I did find a production company that worked with my (very) limited budget.

Anyway, here it is. This is the world premiere (it'll go up on Facebook later today):

https://youtu.be/nSETzV0_9LM

Captain Hate

I once took initial steps for filing a class action suit against a former employer for violating the prospectus and fiduciary responsibilities for conducting the employee savings plan to benefit corporate officers which resulted in employee losses in a fixed return fund. I was sure I had them nailed since I had already raised objections to doing it in preliminary meetings before it was put in place and was told to let it go. The main reason I didn't move forward with it was I feared they'd make a friend of mine the fall guy.

Miss Marple 2

maryrose,

I will grant Kasich a nod in the "classy public appearance" category, although his behavior on the Medicaid thing is far from acceptable to me, nor is his telling people they would have to answer to St. Peter if they didn't support his actions.

Ted Cruz has, since yesterday, told several lies and half-truths, including these two for starters:

1. He didn't know Liz Mair. (She worked on his Senate campaign.)

2. Trump is attacking his wife and his kids. (Trump posted ONE re-tweet of a photo and that is it. NO ONE in the Trump campaign including Trump has attacked the Cruz daughters, and I do not consider that photo as an attack as much as a needle. Any women getting verklempt over that are too sensitive for their own good.)

I consider Cruz to be dishonest in ways that Trump is not. Plus, I don't like him, for reasons I said earlier, will not vote for him unless forced by a greater emergency. If he gets to the convention thinking he will get the nomination, he's in for a rude shock as I believe they are USING him to force the convention in brokered or contested, after which they will drop him and take the nomination from him, too.

Free James D.

If NE had published an "identifiable," but unnamed, photo of you, how much of your net worth -- and your life -- would you be willing to devote to taking them to court?

Making dueling legal would resolve that kind of situation far more quickly and efficiently than the legal system.

Thomas Collins

I don't think FBI pros would go to such effort to cover up a whitewash. The Hill, it seems to me, is clearly in trouble, but we probably won't know for sure for a couple of months. It's plausible to me she could skate. It's also plausible to me that her lawyers could be negotiating a deal at this very moment.

How's that for taking a definitive stand?

Thomas Collins

If NE shows an blacked out but plausibly identifiable photo of me in an article on Joanna Krupa's love live, I'll pay NE!

NK

ThomasC-- the bond counsel/tax lawyers guild are so proud of your last comment. $1200/hr stuff right there.

Jack is Back!ll

JMH,

My source is a different kind of access. If I told you, you'd go "Aha!" DeGenova and wife's sources are active agents. Mine is not. But at the same time, they have to know what is going on since it is critical to their job. No hints.

OL,

I hope you're not still in the grandstands at Indian Wells, since they have moved on to Miami and its day 8 there already:)

NK

scuse me TC, your penultimate comment.

Who is Joanna Krupa?

maryrose

In the Edwards case
everyone sat on the story or disregarded it until after the Iowa caucas
Now it is put out there about Cruz when he has the last chance of stopping Trump.
I must say though I know most will disagree that I want this to go to the convention
I honestly feel The way Trump has run his campaign does not represent true Republican values
He is a cypher like Obama
He needs more vetting at the convention and a general vote of approval before I personally can vote for him
Just my opinion

Thomas Collins

I'll try to find a safe for work pic, NK.

Art in Newport

Thomas, if the FBI had decided on a whitewash, it would have been done and out of the public eye 6 months ago, wouldn't it?

Whatever they are doing, it's hard to see it as a whitewash.

NK

My hope remains that Comey will take his mountain of evidence of intent and cover up and recommend that the AG appoint a special counsel to present to a GJ.

Thomas Collins

OK, this is from the NY Daily News, so it shouldn't be too family blog violative.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQI1Gbkw-3xmlmM24ahl6u1xD5wcHU1SdY_t-cCLNYyhSeHRPry5EXrbykY

maryrose

JIB
I also think charges will be brought but her voters won't care
Charles Pay e on Fox Business says any indictment won't stop Hillary from running
I think Bernie is Plan B
Obama told Bill he would let this play out but will pardon her later
She will have to be dragged kicking and screaming from this race after getting s crewed by the super delegates last time

Miss Marple 2

maryrose,

I really don't care about Republican values because I am more concerned about immigration and jobs for the average person.

The Republicans have shown me they have few values, if any. The GOP I thought I knew from the days of Reagan is long-gone.

Won't say any more. I know most people here support Cruz and I am not going to be a constant Debbie Downer.

Off I go to start supper.

Thomas Collins

I agree, Art in Newport. Whatever the color of the wash is, I hope it cleans The Clinton Machine right out of this election cycle!

NK

she's a Tart, no TC?

maryrose

OL
I could be mistaken but what happened on Match Day?
Or do I have the wrong JOM person?

Old Lurker

Golfing since the Finals, JIB.

Today I hit three houses and sent one ball over the high wall onto the highway. No screams or broken glass.

Jack is Back!ll

maryrose,

Sorry to disagree with you but she is toast if there is an indictment or a request for SC. Donors dry up and those who contribute to the Clinton Foundation of Political Extortion and Favors go away.

Even the MSM can't avoid it. Bush isn't POTUS and Ashcroft isn't the AG.

Old Lurker

Good memory, Maryrose.

She got her first choice of intern year at Mass Gen then residency at Mass Eye & Ear.

happy all around.

Thanks for asking.

maryrose

The Republicans I know and talk to care about our country and represent my values
They are pro-life
For legal immigration
Pro-Israel
Balanced budget
Getting rid of debt
Pro Little Sisters of the Poor
Against Obamacare
Don't want to end the coal industry
Pro drilling
Pro-gun

maryrose

Tough on terrorism

Porchlight

Have you ever sued anyone? Have you ever sued a major coorperation? If NE had published an "identifiable," but unnamed, photo of you, how much of your net worth -- and your life -- would you be willing to devote to taking them to court?

JMH,

No, I don't know anything about it. But people have asserted that NE is worthless because, for example, Carol Burnett successfully sued them for alleging that she was an alcoholic, and they've gotten hit for libel by other figures as well. So public figures do sue and win, right?

And if I were one of these women my life would be pretty much ruined by now. So if I wanted to clear my name I don't think I'd have much choice but to pursue it. And I would think I'd find some support out there if I needed it, from people friendly to the Cruz campaign if from no one else.

squaredance

It will be a surprising turn of events if Hillary is not "exonerated". This administration has shown utter contempt for the law and and reasonably notions of the expectations of American political, ethical or social norms--indeed even basic common sense.

It is abundantly clear for all to see that they have complete contempt for the citizens of the nation, if they even think at all about them.

But what is truly troubling is how high she is in the polls. Three things stand out:
1) No matter what the minutia of the email scandal, the question remains: why did she do it in the first place? All her posturing and disclaimers follow the standard Clinton path of escalating sophistry and duplicity. It leads to one conclusion: She was seeking for some reason to avoid scrutiny during her tenure in one of the highest offices in the land.
2) Again, no matter what the details of the matter, she has shown a complete disregard for the security protocols of her office. Note that here it does not matter whether or not she understood the overarching security implications of this disregard or not: either way it is rank and amateurish incompetence, and the very height of narcissism and self absorption.
3) Above and beyond the email matter, she and her husband have for all intents and purposes run a open racket of influence buying/money laundering by way of both their "Foundation" and "speaking fees".

As a practical matter it is irrelevant whether these things are technically found to be "illegal" or not. They are absolutely a violation of moral norms that we have traditional expected from holders of high office. Period.

The fact is that these depredation do not seem to matter whatsoever to a majority of the American people. It will not do to blame this on LIVs who will say "well she just did not understand technology", Certainly there is a section of the electorate that will feel this way, but this alone cannot account for her solid standing on the polls; technical ignorance has nothing to do with #3 above (and the truth is that #2 is reasonably the result of #3).

No, this is a matter of profound moral degradation of the Nation. Yes, some portion of that degradation is just willful ignorance supported by the MSM, but it is much more serious than that.

A substantial part of the nation has abandoned any moral consideration at all. IT does not matter if this is because they want government goodies, they have been moved to irrational fear by the propaganda of the Left, the effects of public education, or even a notion of rooting for "their side" come what may.

They have literally left the world that we have taken for granted for all of our history

Never has someone from a major party who is so openly corrupt even dared to stand for office, let alone done so well. She stand now as the favorite to will the election in Nov.

America has passed in to deep decadence. It will be hard to find our way back from this.

Thomas Collins

I think she's at least a four tool player, NK. Modest modeling, more sexy modeling, erotic modeling and most erotic modeling. I don't know whether she does the fifth kind.

Porchlight

Oh wait, I did sue my landlord once. And won. But received less than he had offered us to settle. Not anything remotely similar, just correcting the record.

maryrose

OL
Congratulations to her on her wonderful placement!
Where was her ceremony held?
My niece got her first choice for Pediatrics in Louisville Kentucky

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

(III) In my personal experience, those who hector others about moral values are no more or less likely to have failings in their personal lives.

TC--Other than generally promoting "family values" and speaking of "New York values" (which if I am not mistaken wasn't a reference to personal morality) when has Cruz "hectored" anyone about personal morality?

I don't mean to be critical of you (especially because you didn't say that you were talking about Cruz and you explicitly stated that you didn't think such a person was more likely to be engaged in "immoral" behavior). But the premise of the statement appears to be that Cruz has "hectored", which also seems to be the default position of the MSM, based on the MSM view of who "evangelicals" are. I don't think this is fair but if someone wants to point me to examples of Cruz engaging in such "hectoring" I'm willing to stand corrected.

Apparently if you are an evangelical then cheating on your wife is "hypocrisy;" if you're not its just...I don't know--cheating?

Jack is Back!ll

Maryrose,

Send me their address so I can send money:) Does the RNC know they exist?

So far, watching Mecum Auctions from Kissimmee I have left over $180K on the table by getting rid of my Mustang, Shelby and Super Sport SS. Damn good thing I never owned a Corvette.

Porchlight

Now it is put out there about Cruz when he has the last chance of stopping Trump.

True, but pro-Rubio/anti-Trump people were shopping it before Super Tuesday when they were hoping that by taking down Cruz they could lift Rubio into the Trump-killer slot.

Thomas Collins

I didn't have Cruz in mind when I mentioned hectoring, boatbuilder. As I think I've said in the past, my primary impression of Cruz's speaking schtick is nerd more than hectorer, no matter what the topic.

maryrose

Boatbuilder
Exactly right
You stated it so much better than I did

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

OL--sounds like you and I would go 25 holes or so in match play...

Dave (in MA)
I think she's at least a four tool player, NK. Modest modeling, more sexy modeling, erotic modeling and most erotic modeling. I don't know whether she does the fifth kind.
What's her fielding percentage?
Jack is Back!ll

Talking about doctors. One of my nephews in Belgium ( I have 18 nieces and nephews in Belgium and France) is scheduled to do his residency in Pediatrics in Antwerp later this year. As such, Mrs. JiB has been cleaning out her old bedroom at my FIL's house so he can stay there. That means all my clothes I leave there to save packing here.

I will have to adapt.

[NB: His mother is a prominent Pediatric Endocrinologist in Belgium. He is also a top equestrian rider who gave up his possible place on the Belgium Olympic team to go to med school and all that entails.]

NK

OL-- congrats on the younger daughter's career advancement. What will her specialty be?

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

OK TC; I guess I just read too much into it. But I do believe that premise is out there.

Carry on...

Old Lurker

Great for your neice, maryrose. Now we can relax, right?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--the truth about the state of women's tennis tour--

Which is what?

lyle

Front page article on Theranos on WSJ online with a big picture of Elizabeth Holmes. Apropos of nothing but she looks like The Omen's twin. Betcha money she shares The Omen's politics...

Here's to the company going Tango Uniform.

squaredance

Belgium has an fine equestrian team; that is impressive.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Would all concur that Kasich and Cruz seem much classier than Trump--

My dog is classier than Trump and he licks his own butt and eats turkey poop.
Not a high bar.

Old Lurker

Ophtho, NK.

And thanks.

Now Mrs OL wants a house midway between New Canaan and Boston.

My estate lawyer said that was a no.

Jack is Back!ll

SD,

One of the best. When we are back we go to a number of their events. One time when visiting friends in Mälmo, Sweden we caught the World's. Terrific sport especially the 3 day event.

henry

More local radio fun... Belling as a source (another #neverTrump one) -- claimed on his show that Trump hung up on McKenna during that interview (after getting pushed by Sykes on his show). All the Milwaukee conservative talk radio hosts (5 on 2 stations) are #neverTrump... not clear what Trump's campaign expected. It probably won't affect any votes one way or the other. (Same with Kasich pulling his ads from Milwaukee, won't change any minds here. All that recall crap made people here pretty stubborn.)

NK

OL-- with the collapse of the Ct Blue Hell, houses in NE CT are dirt cheap. Seriously, 70-80mins from New Canaan, 2 hrs from Boston, give aways, or even rent a condo.

Jack is Back!ll

OL,

You mean Ortho? Can I have their phone number? Do they know where the knee is located and what it connects to and how it functions?

Porchlight

I think it's a huge stretch to take Cruz's failure to file suit as emblematic of guilt. And an even bigger stretch where the women are concerned.

BTW, JMH, I didn't say that I was doing that. I just noticed that he didn't say in his statement to the press that he was pursuing legal redress of any kind. I would have expected something like that for show, even if he didn't intend to follow through.

It's a data point, as people like to say, among others.

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

Porch--Re : the NE and lawsuits--It is extremely difficult--and expensive-- for public figures to win libel lawsuits in the US.

If it were conclusively established that Cruz was sleeping with one of the 5 alleged mistresses (as opposed to being explicitly denied by at least 2 of them) then I trust that you would agree that Cruz' credibility on the issue would be suspect.

It has been conclusively established that the NE has published knowingly false articles about public figures; the fact that they sometimes publish true stuff doesn't particularly bolster their credibility. To say that John Edwards lied when confronted with NE allegations of extramarital affairs suggests that Ted Cruz is probably lying too is pretty unfair to Cruz, and just about anybody else attacked by the NE, IMO.

I don't know anything about Ted Cruz's private life but until we get something more than the NE story I'd say a healthy dose of skepticism is in order.

Jack is Back!ll

Porch,

why sue and keep it in the news? I think in politics they want to avoid any stories short or long that take away from what they are projecting.

i still have a hard time imagining Cruz naked in bed and out of his suit.

Porchlight

houses in NE CT are dirt cheap.

A friend of mine grew up in a lovely house in Bolton, CT, just about halfway between New Canaan and Boston. On Bolton Lake.

Porchlight

To say that John Edwards lied when confronted with NE allegations of extramarital affairs suggests that Ted Cruz is probably lying too is pretty unfair to Cruz, and just about anybody else attacked by the NE, IMO.

boatbuilder, fair enough, but I don't think I said that.

Old Lurker

Sorry, JiB, eyes not knees.

She was concerned about you when I told her about your infection but is happy you escaped to live another day.

As am I.

common man

Pediatrics does pay better than dressage, so good sense by your nephew.

maryrose

Porch
If he said he was going to sue and then didn't then MM would accuse him of lying again
MM Just my opinion Trump is the one not telling the truth here
I will stand corrected if wrong but my spidery sense tells me his hands are all over this NE story even though he has denied it
He just got caught is all

common man

Charlie Daniels just did an ad for the NRA that rips Obama as weak kneed lily livered and something about his Ivy League friends I missed. He was warning ISIS that they were not representative of Americans. I have to say I fully agreed, but stunned the NRA has gone all in on Democrats being the enemy of the 2nd Amendment. They usually want to support a fair number of Democrats running for office.

Miss Marple 2

common man,

So true. Been discussing this with my granddaughter. So far, unless she gets a full ride to some place exotic (a distinct possibility) she will get a full ride at an in state school due to her grades and not getting arrested or using drugs. This is a Mitch Daniels program which I am most grateful for. My grandson is currently attending IU and last semester, counting room and board, he paid $700 for everything including books.

The program was designed to keep kids at in state schools and encourage them to work hard and stay out of trouble. It also has the advantage of keeping more graduates here and keeps them out of debt.

You sign on your 8th grade year and if you meet the grade and behavior requirements, you're good to go.

Anyway, her choices are narrowed to IU or Purdue. It depends on if she wants Music and French (IU) or Robotic Engineering, French Minor, and maybe also science education or biological research(Purdue).

I told her to figure out which major has the most jobs. LOL!

maryrose

Trump fans will be happy to know he is also a fixture on Bill OReilly show tonight More free publicity
My husband will watch I am sure
Sanders needs to play the email card
It is time now that Clinton is whining about debates and his tone

Miss Marple 2

Thanks for the info, maryrose.

Ted Cruz will be on Hannity tonight, as he was on Fox News Sunday, so I think they are probably getting about equal time.

I know Trump stretches the truth. However, on the NE story there is no proof he had anything to do with it, just like there is no proof Cruz had anything to do with the Melania ad.

However, I would like to point out that several sources now have said that the Rubio people were pushing the story before Rubio dropped out, so I imagine they were the source.

common man

Common man has a junior at IU. I am sure she would say friends ( and grandmas ) dont let friends ( or granddaughters ) become Purdouchebags!

maryrose

MM
Robotic engineering will have the most jobs as will the science major
French. Probably not
Chinese on the other hand...

henry

Oh, who's ready for another debate? Would you believe tomorrow night in Milwaukee? 3 hours worth .... maybe play tunes and watch the Kasich Fu in the background.

maryrose

There is no reason for the Rubio people to drop false information now but it is a good reason to validate my dislike of the elevate Rubio campaign and be glad he is out of the race

Skoot

I recently purchased a set of replacement cushions for a sofa from Cushion source dot com. Made in America, Alabama, I believe. The guys who set it up partly wanted to restore the defunct textile industry down there from what I understand. Lovely work. Highly recommend them.

I just busted up a Lea (NC) bedroom set, solid pine, really well made, stamped 81, had bought it used. I hated to do it, but at least I'm using up the "bones" for other projects.

I've got a couple of old Drexel and Stickley pieces as well as some new ones (I'm only 10 miles from Gustav Stickleys Craftsman Farms).

In the 80's when I was climbing a lot we would buy fleece directly from Malden Mills and sew sweaters and stuff --They're gone now as well (I mostly watched friends from eastern Europe do the machine work, I never got very good at it :)

maryrose

What do you think about Trump with Chris Matthews?
I might even watch that one

maryrose

All my furniture is now purchased from estate sales or antique stores
You just can't find that type of quality workmanship today

maryrose

MM
Your grandkids are smart just like their grandmother
They are going through college the debt free way
That is very good planning on their part

narciso

jumping jehosophat, this shadow of a penumbra of a story is as threadbare as those that were against the huntress, there was evidence of deliberate malice that breitbart noted in the 2011 scratching post, that Random House, published, yet she didn't sue,

Porchlight

(I'm only 10 miles from Gustav Stickleys Craftsman Farms)

Cool, Skoot. One of the greatest moments of my early adult life was when my friend and I (the previously mentioned friend from Bolton, CT) were in the country at an old barn sale and found what looked like an Arts and Crafts chair in a corner. She bought it for $35 and we got it home and lo and behold, it was a Stickley! She called her mom and told her and I could hear her mom yelping with delight over the phone.

Cleaned up real good, too. This was in the early '90s when Mission/Arts and Crafts were super hot.

Her boyfriend found a 1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins
Country Gentleman at the same barn and bought it for $12.50. The lining of the case had disintegrated and it looked terrible, but it cleaned up nicely as well.

We thought we were SOOO cool.

Jane


An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector
I respect Trump's fans.

That's why I can no longer support the man himself.


http://www.xojane.com/issues/stephanie-cegielski-donald-trump-campaign-defector

narciso

the other thing about these real scandals were with
'the breck girl' the money trail from this baron person to what was her name, also ensign paying off his mistress's family,

NK

The Stephanie C woman has seen first hand what I reasoned to be the case about Le Donald. I hope supporters read her essay and wake up-- they are too good to support Trump, he doesn't deserve their support. Can we draft Gen Mattis?

PS: It feels good to be vindicated.

narciso

she seems to have been against him since december,

https://twitter.com/SCegielskiPR

Miss Marple 2

Well, if it turns out to be true about Trump, I won't vote for him.

But I will NOT vote for Cruz. Will stay home.

Skoot

Good stuff, Porch.

Thomas Collins

Jane and NK, here's the issue I have with the PR person's article: From the very beginning of the campaign, there has been a dispute as to whether Trump's bloviations are for political purposes only and mask a man who can wheel and deal in a way that can help America, and mask a pretty smart guy. There have been people who know him who have argued his case. Some of our friends here have argued his case. I continue to be of the view that the bloviation doesn't mask much, and that Trump, although he wouldn't be a disaster, wouldn't be the type of POTUS we need. I would rank him near the bottom of the original twenty some odd GOP candidates. But the PR person's article doesn't add anything to what we knew about Trump by Thanksgiving at the latest. There are no great insights in her article. As to whether she accurately has read Trump's mind about Trump not expecting to be the frontrunner, so what? If Trump didn't expect to be more than a protest candidate but had shown more, I'd be more positive in my comments about him. On the other hand, if Trump really wanted to win it all from the beginning and campaigned as he has, I'd still have the same opinion about him. I wonder whether the PR person lost a power struggle and is venting.

Thomas Collins

There is also something condescending in her article. It strikes me as someone who is somewhat full of herself for having done great PR work for Trump and having fooled his supporters, and is now lecturing his supporters to get wise. But I don't think Trump's supporters have been fooled. I think they realize the risk in electing him, but are willing to take the risk because of disgust with politicians of both parties. I don't think Trump is worth the risk (a non-politician I would support is James Mattis), but I also don't think his supporters have been fooled.

gentlejim

Iggy posted at 5:12
My dog is classier than Trump and he licks his own butt and eats turkey poop.
Not a high bar.

Definitely classless, but what odd behaviors does your dog display?

Thomas Collins

MM2, if you stay home, you are helping secure another four years of prog rule. I hope you reconsider.

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