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May 14, 2016

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Miss Marple 2

Jack, I believe you and Mrs. Jack were watching this. Was this song as good as advertised in this article?

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/may/14/ukraine-wins-eurovision-jamala-1944

narciso

ruh roh, I didn't recall this one,

http://www.adn.com/article/20160513/new-pavlof-volcano-rumblings-could-be-prelude-eruption

narciso

prophets are not honored in their own land,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/14/vote-leave-have-shot-themselves-in-the-foot-by-pushing-nigel-far/

narciso

it's a twist out of shamylan.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/full/it-wasnt-supposed-to-work-this-way/article/2002373

Miss Marple 2

narciso,

Those Tories need to get on board with Farage instead of trying to marginalize him. He's the only British politician other than Boris Jones who has any sort of personality at all.

narciso

the house of conquistador proves itself willing to shoot someone else's foot off,

Beasts of England

The Adelson pledge destroys #NeverTrump goalpost shift No. 421: 'Trump will never be able to attract or retain the big donors!'

I'd say that until the naysayers get a single prognostication correct, everything they say should be assumed to be wrong.

Jack is Back!

MM,

Yep. Jamala won Eurovision with that song. It tells of Stalin's execution of the Tatars in Crimea where she is from. Russia second. Take that Vlad.

Eurovision has expanded beyond Israel to Australia. Next the US will be able to compete? No way!

narciso

Volodya will be ticked, somewhat, so that's the origin of the song?

narciso

doesn't seem right, then it would global vision,

narciso

is it something in the water?

http://www.weaselzippers.us/271508-the-number-of-children-referred-to-gender-identity-clinics-in-the-uk-has-doubled-in-the-last-yearchildren-as-young-as-three-convinced-they-are-born-in-the-wrong-body/

Miss Marple 2

narciso,

This has me concerned due to what I heard from my granddaughter.

Where is this coming from?

Beasts of England

Presenting a child to a 'gender identity clinic' at three years old is an obscene level of child abuse. Beyond sad...

narciso

look in the mirror, bub,


http://www.salon.com/2016/05/14/this_isnt_how_a_democracy_should_work_how_the_media_boosted_donald_trump_and_screwed_bernie_sanders/

how many times did salon promote red queen over doc brown?

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Jeff D - Happy anniversary!

May you and your beloved have many decades of anniversaries to celebrate.

narciso

they've been smoking that stuff from colorado,

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/05/14/u-s-public-radio-scaremongers-mass-deportations-post-brexit-reveals-polish-fears-benefits-repatriating-cash/

sbw

maryrose, my decisions will be skewed when someone feeds me inaccurate information.

I have learned not to trust what Karl Rove says. As much as he may have helped his favorite Republicans, I can’t trust him.

clarice

It's my understanding that many young people have rather fluid sexual (let's ignore than silly misused word gender) until their early 20's which is why ceding to kids' "dysmorphia" at early ages seems ridiculous.

ever heard the term LTG (Lesbian until graduation)--it's common in girls' colleges.

clarice

A little sherbet:https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13179431_10154092391959070_3602682066729052298_n.jpg?oh=70de672cfd195a00fafbddfd16779994&oe=579D1D18

Beasts of England

NRO has an article trying to pin McMaverick's uphill re-election troubles on Trump. The commenters there are having none of it. At all.

Janet S.

Presenting a child to a 'gender identity clinic' at three years old is an obscene level of child abuse.

Exactly. I was such a tomboy as a kid. Do they push kids to say they ARE a boy nowadays?

And I think all the sex talk to young kids is awful too. Mixed sex ed class in schools is terrible.
There is a natural modesty that gets broken down by trivializing sex & incessantly talking about bodily functions & body parts. It is ridiculous.

clarice

Nr is writing itself out of business I think.

A second helping of sherbet: Follow

Prince of Whitebread
‏@RMGriffis
@instapundit Bill getting Frequent Flyer miles on the PedoPlane http://bit.ly/1rMpMKl Flying the #WarOnUnderageWomen Friendly Skies

Miss Marple 2

clarice,

That poster should read "Hoping FOR a sex change."

:-)

Captain Hate

Welp it's 44 degrees and hailing, which young Theodore and I were caught in.

Yesterday when I was walking him I encountered a couple that looked incomplete and asked them "where's Charlie?" A couple of days ago he, a ten year old Airedale, died in the back of their car on the way to the emergency room, just like Maggie did. As the husband was telling me this his wife, from Russia and Charlie's primary owner, was kneeling down hugging and kissing Teddy. Charlie behaved pretty badly with other dogs (Maggie absolutely hated him, although in fairness to Charlie that's like a day ending in Y) but his owner adored him warts and all. The concept of an Airedale therapy dog is like a humanitarian serial killer, but my boisterous teenager reacted perfectly to the situation and was exactly what Charlie's owner needed.

narciso

so curiousity bit,


https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/05/14/us/15trumpwomen-rowanneold/15trumpwomen-rowanneold-master675.jpg

yes, trump's reaction was most unnatural, snorfle,

jimmyk

In a sane world, any doctor who went along with a child's "feelings" about wanting to be the opposite sex (other than in the objective but rare cases of hermaphrodites) by facilitating sex change should be drummed out of the profession.

jimmyk

Happy Anniversary to Jeff.

Buckeye

Happy Anniversary Jeff and Mrs. Jeff.

Well Mrs.(her highness) Buckeye has a new RX350 in the garage and my wallet feels much lighter.

Her old one was 12 years old, ancient enough to have little more than a CD player. Of course the new one has all kinds of gizmos that will certainly break and cost a fortune to fix.

In fact, during the sales process they now have a "technolgy associate" who sits in the car and helps you pair the bluetooth comms between phone and the infotainment system. Teaches you how to navigate the menus, program the radio, light, locks, SOS system, blah, blah, blah.

Warranty will be up before "her highness" figures all this stuff out.

narciso

this piece was written by drunk chimps,


http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/279842-new-trump-adviser-carbon-tax

daddy (go Tycho Brahe!)

On this #NeverTrump business that is continuing today with the Sasse/Romney discussion, here's Taranto in yesterdays excellent "Best Of The Web" column quoting this from Jen Rubin:

{Rubin's post is titled “Stop Trump, Then Remake Conservative Politics.” (What do we do for the rest of the day?)

Here is her proposal for “a platform that is contemporary and conservative and for which there is arguably a broader demographic and geographic appeal}

”:It should not include (for there is no political appetite for these things, and they are unattainable and/or unwise from a policy standpoint): opposition to gay rights; large tax cuts for the rich; protectionism; expelling women from combat in a volunteer army; rooting gays out of the military; obsessing over bathroom assignments; fixating on local ordinances about wedding services; keeping the status quo on entitlements; cutting out (as opposed to reforming) the safety net; never, ever raising taxes on anyone; and mass deportation. . . .
Along with all of this, conservatives have to end their intellectual isolation and self-delusions. They need to stop pretending that climate change is not occurring (the extent and the proposed solutions can be rationally discussed) or imagining that there is a market for pre-New-Deal-size government.

So since that's what #NeverTrump "Conservatives should be against, lets break them down in reverse to see what #NeverTrumper Jen Rubin thinks are what today's "Conservatives" ought to be for:

1) Gay Marriage
2) Refusing to Cut Taxes for the wealthy Job Creators
3) Putting Women in Combat Rolls
4) Encouraging Gays in the Military
5) Acquiescing to Transgender Bathroom arguments
6) Supporting Christians being forced to bake Gay Wedding Cakes
7) Supporting all current Obama Administration Welfare expenditures
8) For Tax Increases on everyone
9) Accepting that "The Science Is Settled" about Climate Change.
10) Ignoring completely the idea that there are people in America who think that shrinking the size of Government to much smaller levels are worth bothering with.
------------------------

I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to be a part of a Party that would have someone like me Jen Rubin as a member.

Momto2

CH - so sorry for your neighbors' loss. I'm sure seeing you and Teddy brightened their day. Some people don't realize how heartbreaking it is to lose a pet.

GUS

I drove 275 miles to go fishing today. It's 35 degrees and snowing here in Forest County, Wisconsin. The Miller High Life is quite tasty at the moment, and fish are plentiful. Dinner!

Captain Hate

NRO has an article trying to pin McMaverick's uphill re-election troubles on Trump. The commenters there are having none of it. At all.

When Juan conned the Huntress, in a misbegotten sense of owing the old coot something, into campaigning for him and he otherwise pretended to be a conservative I thought "is anybody fooled by this [Redacted]?" Maybe six more years of his RINO antics are the breaking point.

Momto2

The next step off this cliff will be that the three-year-old's parents won't have any say-so about what happens. If a pediatrician or day care worker or social worker determines the child is the wrong sex, so be it - the parents are probably just homophobic, transphobic, neanderthals or they would eagerly embrace the child's own feelings!

clarice

I agree with you , jimmyk,

Looks like the DoJ is sandbagging the Clinton email investigation:http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435393/hillary-clinton-e-mails-Cheryl-Mills-DOJ?RoJCaOxe3lPdPYhR.01

Beasts of England

Sweet ride, Buckeye!! I think half of the technology and gizmos in cars is for the brochure and ad wars...

Captain Hate

I couldn't create a better parody of Jen Rubin than she does every day.

Truthbetold5

Clarice

Is Newt Gingrich going to be Trump's VP pick?

The War According to Newt Gingrich
http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/12/10/the-war-according-to-newt-gingrich/

Captain Hate

All this transgender garbage can be explained very easily: Libs hate children.

narciso

I see now that they closed tempelhof, but it's kind of hike to leipzig,

http://www.distance.to/Berlin/Leipzig

narciso

apparently it's been used in the regretable flightplan, and the curious unknown with liam neeson,

Centralcal on iPad

What a sweet and poignant story, CH.

Captain Hate

I hate Whoreyweird with the heat of a supernova but I watch The Blind Side every time it's on tv.

Beasts of England

Jen's only wrong about every single point. Other than that...

Beasts of England

You just watch for the Saban cameo. :)

narciso

well the most interesting bit was nick saban, coming off as a humble fellow, should have given him an supporting actor nod, for that,

OT, an early submission in the musical category

narciso

I was just getting to that, beasts, snorfle,

clarice

CH, Agree completely with you on Rubin. Total dolt.

Captain Hate

Nick plays himself pretty well, Beasts; who knew!

Thank you Cc and Momto2,

clarice

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/nebraska-gop-convention-resolution-introduced-reprimand-nevertrump-sen-sasse/

narciso

maybe it was just coincidence,


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/far_too_early_to_rule_out_terrorism_in_the_fort_mcmurray_fire.html

Janet S.

The next step off this cliff will be that the three-year-old's parents won't have any say-so about what happens. If a pediatrician or day care worker or social worker determines the child is the wrong sex, so be it - the parents are probably just homophobic, transphobic, neanderthals or they would eagerly embrace the child's own feelings!

That is already happening. This link is about Chicago schools - http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/12/chicago-students-now-required-to-adopt-transgender-newspeak/

"CPS employees are seemingly prohibited from telling parents that their child switched genders at school.

According to the guidelines for transgender students:

[W]hen speaking with other staff members, parents, guardians, or third parties, school staff should not disclose a student’s preferred name, pronoun, or other confidential information pertaining to the student’s transgender or gender nonconforming status without the student’s permission, unless authorized to do so by the Law Department.

The new guidelines come as the Michigan State Board of Education weighs a similar set of guidelines that would push schools to allow schoolchildren to choose their name, gender and bathroom without parental or doctoral input."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Dibs on tossing Jen Rubin into JamesD's burning house.

Janet S.

from Rubin's list - obsessing over bathroom assignments;

That's rich isn't it! Oh my goodness. The left goes on the attack with some out-of-nowhere, over-the-top insanity and conservatives are accused of "obsessing over bathrooms". ????
Good Lord.

Stephanie

Happy anniversary to Hit and Mrs. Hit!

GUS

I think Jennifer Rubin is the transgendered version of David Brooks.

And vice versa.

narciso

I wouldn't have known if not for Europa Central,


http://freebeacon.com/culture/shostakovich-and-power/


Buckeye

https://youtu.be/uymTSOYYYC0

This is about as well done and unique as anything I've heard in a long time.

What instrument is the Chinese singer playing???

Janet S.

I guess Hillary's "village" that is supposed to raise a child is a village full of LGBT radical activists.

GUS

Hey Marty!!! Good to see you. How's your wife??

Momto2

Happy Anniversary Jeff & Claire!

Beasts of England

Would it be tacky if I spiked the football, re: Sasse's NeverTrump bullshit? Too bad.

:::spike:::

narciso

the bureaucracy is at war with the right,


http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262846/fruits-subversion-caroline-glick

Captain Hate

Buckeye, I think that's a sheng. That's the first time I can remember seeing one played.

Captain Hate

Beasts, where else can I see Fat Phil?

Buckeye

Thanks CH, I didn't have a clue.

Beasts of England

lol, Captain!! I just looked at the cast, and every single coach is listed as 'then' - then coach of Arkansas, then coach of South Carolina. Pretty funny.

DrJ

Her old one was 12 years old, ancient enough to have little more than a CD player.

Well, my car only has a cassette player. No eight track, though!

Momto2

Very cool instrument - I've never heard of one before but found this which shows it off a bit:

http://coolmusicinstrument.com/sheng-chinese-mouth-organ-one-oldest-wind-instruments

Gentlejim

I'm way behind today.
Maryrose,
I think the problem so many, myself included, are having with Mitt, Sasse, etc. is that they shouldn't need time to "come around". Trump is the presumptive nominee. Their time to offer opposition has expired as far as I'm concerned. They need to pull up their big boy pants. If they intend on going 3rd party, it's time to put up or shut up, as they say.

narciso

there's an opera link at 8:41, re a very perceptive commenter on althouse,

GUS

Which bathroom do you think Rodham indentifies with????


XXL.

Momto2

SO the NYT interviewed 50 women who worked with Trump...

Help me out - I've lost the link to the Times interview of the 50 women Bill Clinton worked with prior to 1992. Thanks in advance!

Beasts of England

Must have been either buwaya or Michael K. I'd love to see them post here - each brilliant and insightful.

narciso

it was michael k, he was chased off #nevertrump,

GUS

Momto2, how about 50 people who self indentified as women who worked with Obama.

Captain Hate

Lol, GUS.

Beasts, this movie is so SEC centric it should only be shown on CBS.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/mar/05/how-berliners-refused-to-give-tempelhof-airport-over-to-developers

This is interesting to me because I frequented Tempelhof between 1968 and 1970. I had not known it was closed until narciso mentioned it.

I used to go to the snack bar which overlooked the tarmac.

To get there I had to get on an elevator like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3MHm9WjBE

I see that Tempelhof's main building has been left intact and there are tours. I recommend seeing it - a very interesting piece of both WWII and Cold War history. It also is a great example of deco architecture.

narciso

martin freeman was interesting with an american accent, although they didn't give him much to do,

i'm reminded of the simon and garfunkle song, they ran short after seven instances,

Miss Marple 2

Alas, what a difference 3 years makes:

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/hugo_chavezs_economic_miracle/

Buckeye

momto2

Thanks for the link. I knew that I would find some answers here!

Miss Marple 2

Oh, for the 50's, when life was so much more refined:

Beasts of England

Thanks, narciso - great link!!

Very clever, Captain! :)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The last page of comments at the Salon article is pretty good, MM.

Miss Marple 2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-gop-effort-to-draft-an-independent-candidate-to-derail-trump/2016/05/14/1b04682e-1877-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.html

"But any hunger for Sasse as that candidate seems limited. Fans launched an unofficial “Draft Sasse” committee May 4, but a week later, it counted less than 700 followers on Twitter and 49 on Facebook."

Snort!

Captain Hate

I wouldn't have known if not for Europa Central,

Barnes is a good writer but don't know how I'll fit this in.

narciso

whose the subject of your latest discussion group?

Buckeye

DrJ

Remember when high school kids added an 8 track player to their car by attaching it to the botton of the dash with sheet metal screws?

But hey, it was cool to play your own tunes.

Momto2

MM - at least in the '50's we didn't have this:

One in six infants and toddlers admitted to Children’s Hospital in Colorado with coughing, wheezing, and other symptoms of bronchitis tested positive for marijuana, according to a study found in the American Academy of Pediatrics."

Momto2

Gus - I think I misplaced THAT article, too!

narciso

wait I thought they were all concerned with second hand smoke, sarc,

btw, another instance of trolling shia labeuf is playinh john mcenroe,

anonamom

Sheldon Adelson is on board the Trump Train, with $100,000,000 towards the effort.


http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/14/sheldon-adelson-poised-give-donald-trump-donation-boost/

narciso

shockingly carlos slim's did not give the rest of the story,

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1990-12-21/features/1990355005_1_rowanne-donald-trump-maryland-usa

Captain Hate

Dostoevsky's The Idiot; I swear he wrote parts of this under pressure of paying off gambling debts. I mean it's still very good but Brothers Karamazov was *much* more coherent. Plus this translation really needed an editor to tighten things up (maybe the more recent one did).

Btw I made the case for the book you're reading.

narciso

you know it often depends on the translator, as well as the editor,

look all the way down,

http://www.whosdatedwho.com/dating/rowanne-brewer

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

A companion piece to MM's 2013 Salon article;
U.S. intelligence officials fear Venezuelan coup, government crackdown

narciso

caterva reminded me of humberto eco, specially foucault's pendulum,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Trump would gain millions of votes by vowing to shutter the EPA.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Another left wing, female Lain American crook goes down in flames;
Falklands sabre-rattler and ex Argentina leader Cristina Fernandez indicted for £3BN fraud

narciso

it's how you spell romney down under,

http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/panama-papers-malcolm-turnbull-named-20160511-got0di.html

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