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May 19, 2016

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daddy

New damn thread.

daddy

oops, meant to post that on the old damn thread:)

daddy

Evan a casual student of the Constitution...

Who's this Evan guy, and why is he casual about our Constitution?

Dave (in MA)

We complain when the threads get too old. We complain when there are too many threads. We're never happy.

Marlene

Dave,I saw your post about Bill Weld running as Gary Johnson's VP candidate. One of the daughter's first summer jobs was working in the mail room at the State House in Boston. She was able to live rent free with an aunt and uncle and take public transportation,so we agreed to send grocery money so she wouldn't starve.
I thought Bill Weld was long gone from the political scene.

Bubba The Rapist

"FACT: Donald Trump would force schools to allow guns in classrooms on his first day in office."

I assume that is a pro-Trump ad. I'm pretty sure the Sandy Hook kids would have been better off if teachers & admin were armed. Criminals/crazies don't care about "no gun" signs.

Marlene

I meant to say while Weld was governor.

JM Hanes

Love how they have to set up the critique (emphasis mine):

It could not be reversed by executive order, as Mr. Trump seems to imply.
Not even implies, but only seems to imply.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

BillyJeff admitted he ran aground on the shoals of the assault weapons ban in the 90s and now the Good Ship garbage scow Hillary is determined to do so again after Heller and McDonald?

HMS Pantsuit will never be president.


daddy

Watching discussion of the Egypt-Air scenario and discussion of why or why not didn't the pilots say anything.

Again, just a minor point. Usually in a movie you see guys wearing stuff like this:


He's wearing a radio headset and has the microphone right in front of his mouth. When you are wearing that headset, with the microphone position in that position, all you have to do is pull or push a switch on the yoke or on 1 or 2 other easy to reach locations to transmit (and in some planes you can actually make it constantly a hot mike---meaning it automatically picks up whatever you say without having to press any buttons.)

US Commercial Pilots generally wear these standard radio headsets on the ground, on climb out to about 18,000 feet, and likewise also on descent by no later than 18,000 feet coming down hill.

But at altitude, generally, nobody or very few folks wear this headset. There it is long periods, frequently hours of simply flying level with minor turns and few radio calls, so the head set comes off for comfort, and you switch to listening via the overhead cockpit speakers and picking up a hand held microphone when you want to transmit:
It usually takes a few seconds to reach down and pick up the hand held mike from wherever it is sitting, put it to your lips, and start transmitting.

So chances are, that if you were this Egypt Air Crew at 37,000 feet, and something horrendous happened, you would not have a microphone strapped to your mouth that you could instantly transmit from by pulling a switch on the yoke. Instead you are probably immediately reaching and gripping the yoke or the throttles, almost in immediate gag reflex fashion, to deal with whatever horrendous thing just happened, and not even thinking about taking a hand off of one of the controls to pick up a mike or put on a headset.

I mention this because that point is not made clear at all from the talking heads I'm seeing.

Transmitting to ATC is way down the list of things needing to be done immediately, and knowing that the microphones are very probably not on the pilots head at cruise is another reason for not being surprised that transmission in such cases aren't immediately forthcoming.

On the other hand my guess is that MannyT, in his small private plane, probably always has a headset on.

BTW, at cruise you also aren't wearing the shoulder straps to keep you secure in your seat like the 2 guys in the pictures above are wearing. Those straps are also a pain in the rear. The Lap seat belt is always worn, but the shoulder straps as in the pics are usually taken off almost immediately during climb out, and are not put back on until beginning of descent.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He might not be able to eliminate gun free zones but he could sure threaten schools with loss of Federal funds if they're enforced locally or by states and he could choose not to enforce them at the Federal level.

A little bird told me the Dems have absolutely no problem when the executive does those things for worthy causes.

Porchlight

“Trump would not be able to eliminate gun-free zones by executive order,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an expert on the Second Amendment. “That law can only be repealed by Congress.”

Ah, the quaint days when only Congress could do things.

Porchlight

Ding ding ding ding Iggy @5:41....

JM Hanes

Just because there's always another reason to despise the NYTimes, I stumbled across this article on a google search, today. It's a sort of Scalia obituary postscript:

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia was the longest-tenured justice on the current Supreme Court and the country’s most prominent constitutionalist. But another quality also set him apart: Among the court’s members, he was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors.

When Justice Scalia died two weeks ago, he was staying, again for free, at a West Texas hunting lodge owned by a businessman whose company had recently had a matter before the Supreme Court.

I can just imagine the editorial brainstorming behind assigning this story.

daddy

We complain when the threads get too old. We complain when there are too many threads. We're never happy.

I'm happy when I'm complaining:)

Thanks TM.

I'm also happy to see the Yankee's are giving you plenty to happily complain about this season.

JM Hanes

Sorry forgot the link: Scalia, frequent flyer.

daddy

Yesterday we vote to allow citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11.

Now I see on FOX that Iran is demanding $506 Billion from the US for perceived slights over the last 63 years. Do we know if these guys demanding the $506 Billion are Ben Rhode's "Moderates?"

clarice

DOJ attys get YUUUGE smackdown in court--well-deserved and unprecedented as is their lying to the court:http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/judge-orders-ethics-classes-for-deceptive-doj-attorneys/article/2591815?utm_campaign=Washington+Examiner%3A+News+From&utm_source=Washington+Examiner%3A+News+From+-+05%2F19%2F16&utm_medium=email

henry

Daddy 5:46, we can send a payment in weapons grade plutonium, with proof of weapons grade on delivery. Note to Iran, these payments can be loud.

maryrose

Iran can pound sand
They have enough of it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I think I mentioned previously that Scalia brought Kagan along on a pronghorn and muley hunt on my friends family ranch in Wyoming.
Don't know whether he hunted for free or not but he got great reviews as a guest.

clarice

Does the article say who else was "among the most frequent travelers"around the globe. I think Ginsburg is certainly one of them. she keeps traveling abroad to talk about how the SCOTUS should pay more attention to foreign law.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Does anyone doubt that a completely unconstrained Barry would round the check up to $600 billion and overnight it to Tehran right now to atone for the Great Satan's sins?

maryrose

I am waiting to judge Gowdy and Comey until their respective reports are made public.

maryrose

Barry doesn't have 600 of anything
Congress has to authorize that kind of cash.

Buckeye

daddy

You are right about keeping the headsets on in MT's aircraft, not nearly as quiet as a big bird.

Somebody needs to explain to the talking heads that there is no way an air traffic controller is going to fly the airplane for you.

Joan

daddy at 1:01 pm, (prior thread, I think...I'm catching up) :) "And how many Billions does it cost to fire up some 1950's era DDT trucks?"

Exactly! I've thought the same thing every time I've heard on the news that the Republicans won't give the president his billions to fight Zika.

daddy

Among the court’s members, he (Scalia) was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors.

First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

Bo, the president's Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.

Just for interest, "IN THE MUSLIM RELIGION, DOGS ARE UNCLEAN AND NOT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL IN THE SAME VEHICLE AS THE MUSLIM." Don't know if that applies to airplanes.

Captain Hate

DOJ attys get YUUUGE smackdown in court-

The judge lamented in his order that he couldn't disbar them.

narciso

and my own little contribution,

Buckeye

joan

Mrs. Buckeye says when she was a kid they ran behind the DDT truck and played in the "fog".

Might explain a few things;)

daddy

Hillary says Trump is not qualified to be President.

Marlene

daddy@6:04...in 2013,John Kerry flew to Maine to pick up his puppy at the Waldo County trainer who had spent two months training him. The puppy,not Kerry. : ) The Secret Service spent the previous day securing the area.

Captain Hate

Somebody needs to explain to the talking heads that there is no way an air traffic controller is going to fly the airplane for you.

They don't really believe that, do they? I know that they're dumb as planks but they've all been on airliners, unlike being on a firing range for example, and may have seen a movie or two taken from a flight controller workplace.

narciso

didn't us v. lopez slap down the gun free zones, 21 years ago,

https://twitter.com/alimhaider/status/733348233787904000

Buckeye

I see Morley Safer is dead. Good riddance.

Buckeye

You would think so CH.

Maybe they would understand they idea that the only thing the pilot had time to do was kiss his ass goodbye.

daddy

Mrs. Buckeye says when she was a kid they ran behind the DDT truck and played in the "fog".

Me too, Buckeye.

Had a neat sort of semi sweet smell, and when the truck would come driving by on base at Fort Sheridan, Illinois I remember all us kids getting right behind it to run into the smoke. Big fun!

Joan

I've also thought: They eradicated malaria, yellow fever, and dengue in US. I looked at Wikipedia and it lists other diseases that I've never heard of that mosquitoes can carry that are not rampaging across the US: Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis.
However in the past few years, we have had one or two cases, maybe deaths, of West Nile Virus in our state the last couple of summers.
BUT, everyone I know wears Off, or its equivalent, Avon's Skin So Soft which does a good job of repelling mosquitoes and ticks, uses citronella candles outside on patio, plus the simple trick of using fans outside on patio (the bugs don't like the breeze).
AND, last but not least, public service announcements remind us every spring and summer, mosquitoes can breed in one inch of water -- keep a vigilant eye on anything that catches and holds water.

I did see that guy that saved us from Ebola, (can't remember his name, but he's Obama's appointee) say it is estimated that the little children born with microcephaly will cost $10 million each to care for. The children and their families have all of my sympathy and compassion, but prevention is the answer to this problem.

James D.

THeo asked in the last threat what my serious response is to Dem lawlessness (and, worse, lawlessness using the law itself as a weapon).

If I were in a position of power and wealth, I would retaliate against the families of the Dem lawmakers and lobbyists and activists who agitate for and pass such laws.

For something like the campus rape bill, if I had Koch or Soros money, I would hire investigators to visit the campuses where Dem congresspeople send their children. I would authorize those investigators to offer money in return for stories of the Dem kids behaving inappropriately, engaging in drunken hook-ups, taking drugs, anything that could get them hauled in front of one of the campus kangaroo courts that the Democrats have encouraged and legislated for. I would do everything possible to encourage anonymous accusations against those Dem children. I would pay accusers under the table, if necessary. I would do everything in my power to get the stories into the news.

I would turn the lives of those Dem children into a nightmare and wreck their lives, if possible.

That sounds monstrous. But do you think Kirsten Gillenbrand has ever lost even one second of sleep over the humiliations of falsely-accused students who fell afoul of her (completely made-up) pet cause? Do you think any Democrat has ever shed a tear for the parents who saw a $100,000 investment in their child's education destroyed, and that child marked forever on the Internet because of a false accusation?

No.

The only way to stop them is to bring the cost home to them. Get their children expelled. Get them on the front page of the Post as an accused sex offender. Put the lurid and pathetic details of their child's sex life on display, as the lives of private citizens have been displayed thanks to their laws and policies.

Maybe, if there is a sufficient personal cost to them, the Dems will step back from their madness and take steps towards rejoining the world of decent, civilized people. If not, there are tens of thousands of criminal laws that could be applied to their children, their spouses, their siblings, their closest friends, and over time some of those people are sure to find themselves in jurisdictions governed by conservatives.

An eye for an eye.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If I was a billionaire I would buy NBC just to invite the despicable hack Trandrea Mitchell on live television to fire and humiliate before the entire nation. That would be must see TV.
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell says Clinton rape allegation is ‘discredited’

Old Lurker

I rise to request the JOM privilege of shamelessly announcing the accomplishments of any child of a JOM Poster in good standing. I am delighted to report that YL2 is now officially Dr. YL2 having graduated last night from Columbia Physicians & Surgeons with four prizes all related to academic achievement! No. I'm not proud. Not at all.

Followers here know that this is the "non traditional path" daughter, having gone from high school directly into full time professional ballet, living in an apartment by herself while her peers were moving into freshman dorms at college. She performed with her companies across the country and around the world. Upon finally settling down to dance mostly in NYC, she started taking classes as her dance schedule permitted at Columbia, eventually earning her degree (Summa; Phi Beta Kappa). At that point she hanged up her slippers and entered med school full time until the send off last night. She is 31 and preparing, with her mother staying in NY to help, to move to Boston to commence the slave-labor part of becoming a doctor.

Please return now to the regular programming...

daddy

Marlene,

I remember how expensive and how much security was required for that fool Kerry to do the stupid bicycle ride in Europe where he fell off and broke his leg---that had to be hundreds of thousands if not more. Just to stop at some stupid bike sho and say hey to the owner, instead of sending some flunky to get whatever part he wanted, the paper reported he used an enormous team of SS Agents to scour the block and the premises, and block traffic, etc. He should be hung.

narciso

a cameo by inspector dreyfus,


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/19/egyptair-flight-from-paris-to-cairo-disappears-from-radar/

Old Lurker

or is it hung?

clarice

Congratulations to all the OL family! what an accomplishment! Luckily your vacation hacienda is near enough by so she can crash in her off hours.

Marlene

OL,congratulations!

Thomas Collins

Congrats to YL2! And I can see the proud Dad look on your face, OL!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If she was lynching them, it's hanged.
If she's retiring it's hung.
Congrats, OL.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

According to some reports Air Egypt was on a descent vector, 40 minutes out and 10 miles from home country airspace. So, who knows their protocol, they could have sets on. But you are correct. If I remember correctly from my crew days: You first take care of the situation, then the plane, then you communicate.

Of course if it is an on-board boomer there is no time to do anything.

Also, that particular plane was on a multi-leg run. Don't know the other ports of call but speculation is that the bomb could have been planted in any of them.

Buckeye

daddy

I posted the following a week or so ago, mostly for your amusement, but I am guessing you were driving back from France:

More on the continuing saga of Mrs. Buckeye's adventures with ancestry.com

And I blame most of this on daddy....

When I mentioned here that we discovered Injun blood in my family and that I was a descendant of "Granny Hopper", daddy correctly pointed out that meant I was a descendant of Moytoy, Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

No small honor to be sure, and I am humbled.

Now Mrs. Buckeye has been digging deeper in her ancestry, not to be outdone, as that is just consistent with her competitive nature.

And lo and behold, she discovers a Great Grandpa (don't know how many generations back) with the last name Griffith. He was the first of his family to come to the "new world" sometime early 17th century.

And one only has to go back 4 generations and his Great Grandma was Catherine Cary, illegitimate daughter of Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII.

Seems he got bored with Anne.

So I ask Mrs. Buckeye if that means I need to refer to her as "your highness"

She says no, just bow;)

But that isn't the best part....she does a bit more research about the Boleyns and finds that before the hookup with Henry VIII, Anne and Mary went to France to hang out with King Francis, and supposedly Mary had a fling with him also.

Francis said of Mary "una grandissima ribalda, infame sopra tutte" ("a great slut, infamous above all").

I ask if that meant I didn't need to bow;)

It couldn't be better if I was making this up!

maryrose

OL
Congratulations to your daughter on her many achievements.
She has followed all of her dreams.

centralcal

Congratulations, Dad! (O.L.)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Looks like President Trump will be dealing with less than free trade when he is sworn in as Barry slaps 522% [up from an already sky high 256%] tariff on Chinese steel.

Old Lurker

Thanks Iggy.

Hung it is!

And thanks friends.

JM Hanes

How wonderful for all of you, OL! I am sure that the non-traditional turnings of Dr.YL2's path will enrich her career in medicine as well. Congratulations!

Jack is Back!

OL,

Did you think YL2 at Columbia was rememebered by his fellow students? I mean if I go to his surgery and see his sheepskins in the wall, can I ask him the name and phone number of his friends so they can vouch for him?

Sounds crazy, doesn't it. But then he is only saving lives not running a country of 330 million souls.

But enough jackass levity. You and Mrs. OL have done one hellva job. Just like daddy with his little brains, marlene with her political insider, CathyF with her brainiac future nuclear physicist, and all the other JOMer's who I know I am forgetting for raising very special kids who are making the future more bright.

Free James D!

OL, congrats! That is spectacular!

Buckeye

Congrats Old Lurker

Didn't know about her non traditional path, makes it even more impressive.

Speaking of her upcoming slavery, Jr. is done in a few months and we are throwing him a bash in a few weeks.

DrJ

OL -- heartiest congrats!!!!

or is it hung?

Geez, does the TG bathroom thing have to get into all of our discussions? :)

JiB, YL2 is female.

narciso

congrats ol,

so winkler was that gun control hack, that jill lepore reviewed for the new yorker, who zakaria plagiarized from,

lyle

Heartfelt congratulations, OL.

Another Bob

clarice | May 19, 2016 at 05:51 PM

So what happens when the DOJ shysters don't go?

narciso

I vaguely recall that,


https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1260.ZO.html

Another Bob

Daddy, jib

Aviate, navigate, communicate. In that order.

Truthbetold5

They get promoted, AB

Another Bob

James D. | May 19, 2016 at 06:18 PM

Words cannot express how much I agree.

Jack is Back!

DrJ,

I know but my fat fingers are transgrendered fingers, don't ya know:)

Jack is Back!

Another Bob,

That's it in short form. Navigate was my job. Why didn't I remember that?

daddy squinting at iPad

From Talk Radio news sound bites I see that select Lefty's are outraged at Trumps unnuanced and right out of the box comment that's it's probably Islamic terrorism. It's not professional, it's not thoughtful, it's not "Presidential."

Then I see that already The French Parliament has called to extend French Martial Law for another 2 months.

maryrose

Another Bob
I agree with you and James as well.
Juannita's story was hidden by the NBC network and finally Lisa Myers reported on it too late to harm Slick Willie.
It was why many members voted for impeachment.
As Cheryl Mills was his counsel at the time I am sure she made efforts and cashed I favors to keep the story under wraps.

Joan

Yes, Buckeye, we weren't afraid of that fogger and its mist. I might be afflicted with what's going on with Mrs. Buckeye. :)

Think it made us double-smart! Discerning. Pretty. Lots of other things. :)

And we're immune to yellow fever. :)

maryrose

daddy
They did the same thing to Romney when he called Benghazi a terrorist attack and rejected the video theory
Later today Hillary copied Trump,s reaction.
In addition to everything else Hillary is a copycat
In school she was probably a brown nose

centralcal

How can you not laugh hysterically, maniacally at this......


Ali Weinberg Verified account
‏@AliABCNews

McCain at @BrookingsInst just said, "we're going to make America great again, and it's going to be huge."

-----

Someone snarked that he must not be doing too well in Arizona. LOL

narciso

what comes from trusting maverick's gal, o'bagy,

https://moderntokyonews.com/2016/05/19/fsa-linked-commander-threatens-kurdish-civilians-in-syria/

narciso

friends don't let friends, take mcclatchy seriously

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/charlotte-observer-young-girls-must-overcome-discomfort-seeing-naked-male-genitalia-locker-room/

daddy squinting at iPad

Later today Hillary copied Trump,s reaction.

Ha, Maryrose. So first she says Trump's not qualified to be Prez, then she copies the behavior of the guy she just finished telling us wasn't qualified to be Prez. Geebus.

narciso

'you ask for a miracle theo'

http://therightscoop.com/a-furious-mark-levin-explains-how-republicans-just-joined-obama-in-war-against-the-suburbs/

yes I don't see how he can have a following

daddy squinting at iPad

McCain at @BrookingsInst just said, "we're going to make America great again, and it's going to be huge."

Has Megyn McCain come out for Trump yet? Having to do that will pain her more than it'll pain her dad---he's made a career of flip flopping.

narciso

so having destroyed the oculus, the waverider crew have returned to 2016.

Art in Newport

You think Snart will return?

henry

Suburbs aren't "who we are" apparently.

Let that law apply to gated estates and they might react.

Porchlight

He should be hung.

That's what Tereza said.

Free James D!

Art @ 7:41

The actor is signed to be recurring next season. Plus it's comics. Death is temporary anyway.

narciso

they are introducing a new character for the next season,

narciso

you know when I saw this pic in the piece,

Art in Newport

Thanks, James - I was worried that he'd signed with another show and Legends was giving him a big send-off :)

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, I only just today learned that he lived in my town. (at one of the priciest addresses)

narciso

the whole story was bogus,

Dave (in MA)

Pete Townshend is 71 today.

Not only did he not die before he got old, he stuck around long enough that he probably has to visit the concrete pillar 2 or 3 times a night.

windansea

Boris Johnson wins The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition

There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera.

The author of this winning entry is former Mayor of London and chief Brexiteer, Boris Johnson MP.

narciso

have you been looking around chuck,

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/05/18/hagel-chaos-and-instability-would-rule-without-un-nato/

cheerleader

I remember after Benghazi when Romney came out tough about it, and press savaged him, because they said it was wrong that he talked about it before Obama did. Now just imagine them pulling crap like that on Mr. Trump.

I was mad at Christie for hugging Obama, that made bad optics for Romney, but now that I've seen more of Romney's character, I'm glad he was never president.

The fundraising event in NJ tonight was a Trump rally, the only difference being that people had to pay $200 to get in. They raised enough money to pay off Christie's campaign debt.

Captain Hate

Pete Townshend is 71 today.

Not only did he not die before he got old, he

lurched around the Super Bowl halftime stage like a spastic idiot with his fat boiler hanging out.

Beasts of England

Congratulations to YL2 and her proud Lurker parents!!

cheerleader

He has a rallies coming up in New Mexico, Montana and Cali. His next policy speech is going to be about energy independence.

Miss Marple 2

Old Lurker,

Congratulations on your daughter's impressive double accomplishment! I bet she is a fascinating person!

Hope you all had a good day.

Night, everyone!

Joe America

"Poll: Kelli Ward Ties Sen. John McCain in Arizona"

Time to dump McCain, Ryan and Sasse. The first two we can dump this year, unfortunately Sasse has a few years to go.

Captain Hate

Congrats to YL2, Little Buckeye and their proud families.

Jack is Back!

Little Buckeye is the one I tried to remember. Good for him and his passion. That is the key to their collective success and accomplishment - passion. Without it you are just painting by numbers.

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