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September 08, 2016

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Buckeye

No...he was just on a conference call with them organizing a protest.

And willing to do it for "free", once Uncle George Soros stuffed walking around money in his pockets.

lyle

HB, MM2!

Beasts of England

Spare cough drop! Hahaha!! :)

Buckeye

Is it just me, or is the idea of eliminating the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 about the dumbest move ever?

I have happily spent north of $100 on high quality earbuds to use with my phone. When traveling, I want to hear the music in respectable fidelity.

Doubt the crap Apple will supply with the phone will be anything to write home about.

Thomas Collins

Uh-oh. Another scandal involving Tom Brady. Did Tom cut his hand with scissors while attempting to remove the NFL logo on his helmet? Bring on Mr. Wells and his team to investigate!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/05/curran-tom-brady-didnt-know-about-missing-nfl-logo-on-helmet/

lyle

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/charge-dems-to-change-first-amendment-to-silence-tea-party-conservative-media/article/2601220

But really, you wingnutz, the republic can survive a Hilligula presidency. Just calm down with the hysterics about her "gutting" the 1A and 2A, already!

Threadkiller

It is tough to transcribe the Michael Medved meltdowm.

He starts with Gary Johnson and asks him to drop out of the race for being so stupid. He wants "loosertarian" Wells to assume the top of the ticket.

He then went on to pray out loud that Clinton, Trump, and the green party whacko follow Johnson's lead.

Now he is playing clips of Clinton, giving her the benefit of the doubt for all her misspeaks.

Now he is quoting Snopes.

henry

Buckeye, Jobs has been gone for a while. His key engineering guy (that figured out how to make his fantasies actual working products) left. Cook is not a "vision" guy. Do not expect smart product moves from apple in the foreseeable future.

Threadkiller

I should clarify. He is talking about Johnson.

Not to him.

Old Lurker

Correct, Lyle. And then in just four or maybe eight or maybe twelve (math is hard) short years it will be our turn again and then we can fix everything the right way. Promise. Really.

He was a Union topographer.

Maybe it's Captain Stormwolfe's Visit to Heaven. Couldn't resist a little hyperbole at last, hyperbole at last, hyperbole at last.

Gad I wish she hadn't destroyed Twain's last stuff.

Got a bit o' Bierce for ya:

"One instance was particularly horrible. After some hours of close engagement my brigade, with foul pieces and exhausted cartridge boxes, was relieved and withdrawn to the road to protect several batteries of artillery---probably two dozen pieces---which commanded an open field in the rear of our line. Before our weary and virtually disarmed men had actually reached the guns the line in front gave way, fell back behind the guns and went on, the Lord knows whither. A moment later the field was gray with Confederates in pursuit. Then the gun opened fire with grape and canister and for perhaps five minutes----it seemed an hour----nothing could be heard but the infernal din of their discharge and nothing seen through the smoke but a great ascension of dust from the smitten soil. When all was over, and the dust cloud had lifted, the spectacle was too dreadful to describe. The Confederates were still there---all of them, it seemed---some almost under the muzzles of the guns. But not a man of all these brave fellows was on his feet, and so thickly were all covered with dust that they looked as if they had been reclothed in yellow.

"We bury our dead," said a gunner, grimly, though doubtless all were afterward dug out, for some were partly alive.

lyle

it will be our turn again and then we can fix everything the right way. Promise. Really.

YES!1!11111!!!

/GOPe

Beasts of England

Having just updated my iPhone, I considered using an old 5s from my daughters and wait on the 7. When I heard about the lack of a headphone jack, I said no way. I have a decent quality pair of buds and a nice set of 1/8" headphones and I'm not letting them go to waste.

Dave (in MA)

It's a brilliant marketing move if your objective is to make all the iZombies shell out an extra $150 so they can listen to their shitty music while (slowly) staggering in front of me staring into their hands when I'm trying to get someplace.

Janet S.

Interesting...How Cummings got the Powell/Clinton email exchange

https://diplopundit.net/2016/09/08/hogr-democrats-invoke-1928-statute-then-release-in-full-colin-powells-email-tips-to-hillaryclinton/

Dave (in MA)

That's "Weld", TK, though maybe he says it like that when he's had a few.

sbw

Is it just me, or is the idea of eliminating the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 about the dumbest move ever?

Buckeye, the only way to make the iPhone seriously water resistant was to remove the headphone jack.

Interestingly for hunters, it allows the phone to listen and cap the intensity of any loud noise. That would work well with a gunshot in the woods and a riff at a Dave Matthews concert.

Buckeye

Having just updated my iPhone, I considered using an old 5s from my daughters and wait on the 7. When I heard about the lack of a headphone jack, I said no way. I have a decent quality pair of buds and a nice set of 1/8" headphones and I'm not letting them go to waste.

Exactly!!

glasater

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, Dear Miss Marple ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

-peter

HB. MM

JM Hanes

jimmyk:

It's the same m.o. as saying the IRS went after liberal non-profits too -- and totally ignoring the fact that the disparity in targeting is like a gazillion to 1. I think roping in Colin Powell is also of a piece with setting up racist traps for Trump. They're practically inviting him to attack Obama's Muslim judicial nominee, and you've got Bill, doing his southern good ol' boy best to explain the "Make America Great Again" dog whistle.

I wonder if maybe Trump as the "risky candidate" hasn't been getting the hoped for traction, because it seems to me that the Clinton campaign has decided to bet it all on bigotry. Y'all have probably seen this HuffPo Editor’s note, but you could push any neverTrump button, and out it wouold come, practically word for word:

Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

They just couldn't resist gilding the putative pledge lily with "repeatedly," could they? It seems a certain measure of hysteria is required to establish your anti-Trump bona fides.

I actually rathered enjoyed reading the article that advisory was appended to, featuring the "long-running gripe within Democratic circles that the expectations for Donald Trump have been set so exceedingly low that there is virtually nothing he could do to imperil his candidacy," along with the 6 things he's said "That Would Destroy Any Other Presidential Candidate." They even tried to "resurface" his defense of Romney's 47% remarks, in the apparent belief that the re-run should make the Donald unelectable too.

They neglected to list the 6 things Hillary has done That Would Have Put Any Other Presidential Candidate in Jail, of course, but it's still fun to see just how out of their minds they've gone since they released Trump from the entertainment section.

Man Tran

Speaking of underwear, have you guys (I'm actually being specific in this case) :) noticed that briefs are no longer offered in 2-inch waist increments?
A large=36 and XL=40. So the ~20% of the male population that resided in that gap can pound sand! I actually bought 38s from Lands' End and discovered they just printed that size on the Large hoping we wouldn't notice. Bah! Maybe there is a class action lawsuit lurking there.

Porchlight

If you do read it I'd be interested in your opinion.

Thanks, daddy! Will do.

Dave (in MA), that was hilarious at 3:38.

Surely the number of people who want to use their own earbuds/headphones > number of people who want a waterproof iPhone? Earbuds are nearly disposable these days. I foresee a lot of angry customers.

It is so typical Apple to do something like this.

Porchlight

Oops, forgot to italicize top sentence.

JM Hanes

Man Tran:

"Speaking of underwear…"

You never know when a little extra room will come in handy.

Waistband photo Waistband_zpsrbmsxhgc.jpg

Dave (in MA)

And people complain about the pics that I post.

daddy

Not a Fibonacci sequence in sight:(

Miss Marple

Yikes!

Miss Marple

There is a Trump rally at Pendacola tonight. I won't be here to provide the live link but you can find it on the Consevative Treehouse or the Reddit site.

Today Trump started out in New York, made a speech in Cleveland, and finishes tonight in Florida.

Miss Marple

Sorry for typos. On iPhone.

Beasts of England

Trigger warning!!

lyle

FTR, I've never complained about any of your pix, Dave. I may have to with JMH @ 4:35. 😬

henry

That pic will put me off of donuts for a long, long time.

lyle

It'll put me off solid food...

sbw

I think I’m going to hurl . . .

Dave (in MA)

Don't click on JMH's link, whatever you do.

Buckeye

Speaking of underwear, have you guys (I'm actually being specific in this case) :) noticed that briefs are no longer offered in 2-inch waist increments?
A large=36 and XL=40. So the ~20% of the male population that resided in that gap can pound sand! I actually bought 38s from Lands' End and discovered they just printed that size on the Large hoping we wouldn't notice. Bah! Maybe there is a class action lawsuit lurking there.

Note to self. Don't get any fatter.

henry

Dave, I trust that if JMH's link has anything truly grotesque in it, you will photoshop Hillary, Jugears, et al in as appropriate then post the result here. My alcohol intake depends on it.

Captain Hate

and you've got Bill, doing his southern good ol' boy best to explain the "Make America Great Again" dog whistle.

*cough* J. William Fulbright *cough*

lyle

Oh, dear lord, Insty has a link where Hilligula claims Trump is running a--get this--"criminal enterprise."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

NYTs covers what a moron Gary Johnson is for not knowing what Aleppo is. Forced to make two corrections to its story because it doesn't know what Aleppo is either.

Coke and Cola, Inc.

Bandwidth destroyers....👺

Captain Hate

A Jarles Chohnson sighting! Does this mean Neera Tanden is Sharmuta?

http://www.weaselzippers.us/294016-matt-lauer-accused-of-sexism-for-interrupting-hillary-too-much/

Momto2

Happiest of Birthdays, Miss Marple!!

Momto2

http://gardenandgun.com/blog/southern-football-numbers?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=september2016_facebook

A look at $EC football - thought this might be of interest since we recently viewed Saban's empty lake house.

Captain Hate

Any time you see Mike Barnicle join the pile on, even of Bluntman, you can be sure that more hilarity will ensue.

Dave (in MA)

Hewitt kept interrupting Ryan this morning, that sexist.

Captain Hate

Hewitt always interrupts; it's very annoying.

Art in Newport

Matt, living in the Heights right now, around Hoag Hospital. Let me know when you're in town sometime, we'll get a drink.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hillary, IMO, is making a huge mistake.
She needs to look presidential, competent and in charge and have her surrogates sliming Trump.

She cannot win a game of "yo mama" with Trump.

henry

WSJ claims DoJ now dropping charges against Gov McDonnell.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Feel good story of the day;
57 football players give 57 orange roses to cheerleader diagnosed with leukemia.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I think I noted before that at Darwin's estate in Kent, they uncovered an outline of an early version of a lawn tennis court (Sphairistikè) that may have been laid out in some time after 1873 when Major Wingfield introducted the game to Englan as Indian Badminton or Lawn Racquets. My Great-Grand Uncle James provided all the equipment and promoted the first games out of his sports shop in Cheltenham.

BTW, have you ever visited Down House in Downe, Kent? It is an English Heritage listed venue and open to the public. Next time in Cambridge or Stanstead you can take the train down to London and swiitch over to trains out of Waterloo down to the estate.

jimmyk

A Jarles Chohnson sighting!

Wait, there's still a blog called Little Green Footballs? Who knew? My guess is it's entirely CJ and himself sockpuppeting fake commenters.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Andy McCarthy on Hillary's latest email lie.

maryrose

Iggy:
What a wonderful man you are for posting that video.
It made my day!
I love high school students!
Their pureness of heart is inspiring.

maryrose

I also read your McCarthy post earlier today.
Let the sun shine in and all the cockroaches will scatter.
Finally comeuppance may be at hand.

maryrose

Did anyone see the hearings today?
I could t get CSpan 3

Jack is Back!

We are sitting out on the back porch looking at the pool, the soccer nets, the badminton set, the rafts, floats, cooler and all the other detrius of a 13 y.o.'s birthday party attended by the other 10 boys of the same age on his school basketball team.

Alll I did was sit at the table by the pool and drink water and watch. As a result of watching 11 13 y.o. boys play, joke around, horse around, etc. Eat Pizza, drink and have ice cream cake, I am exhausted. I can hardly down a vodka tonic or glass of wine.

One kid cam inside, grabbed Frederick's electric Epiphone Les Paul, his amp and brought into the Kid Cave (our pool house) and began to play some funky rock. Damn good guitar player. Surprisingly, no broken windows or bones, including mine.

Memo to parents of older kids: Does it get easier on your heart or harder?

JM Hanes

Ah, come on! Y'all are just lucky I can't figure out how to post animated gifs!

 photo TaeyceonForJOM_zpsl7rbmcha.jpg

Better?

Free James D

In case anyone needs a reminder why so many GOP voters distrust the party's leadership and went for an outsider candidate. It's because they did - and continue to do - absolutely nothing about things like this:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-may-received-much-33-6-billion-cash-gold-payments-u-s/

henry

No inappropriate donuts. I can see Chuck Norris kicking his butt, but getting clubbed a time or two getting there. Ergo, that's ok.

Jack is Back!

Iggy,

A missed opportunity for you F1 fans.

How can Formula One be worth more than £6 billion?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2016/09/07/formula-one-takeover-completed-how-can-it-be-worth-more-than-6bn/

I actually know John Malone, long story.

anonamom

The news from MM that they have found the about-to-be ex's secret stash of $ made my day.
Patience, MM---don't let yourself get settled til it all comes out...

Barbara

Much better, JMH!

Carpe Diem!

lyle

One of my better photos, JMH. 😬

Buckeye

JiB

Hate to tell you, but you have some rocky patches on the horizon.

Getting a driver's license.

Dating.

Going to college & freedom to partake in intoxicating substances unsupervised.

You have at least another ten years of sweating bullets to look forward to;)

Captain Hate

Wait, there's still a blog called Little Green Footballs? Who knew? My guess is it's entirely CJ and himself sockpuppeting fake commenters.

He's probably still posting photos of bike sprockets and rusty fences, talking about the great code changes he made to that trash blog software that any kindergarten coder could've done better, clips of his horrible music and talking about finding a bike frame that can withstand his obesity.

Barbara

You have at least another ten years of sweating bullets to look forward to;)

And then there's the wedding, and {{{IN-LAWS}}}.

Actually, that can be good, too. You never stop worrying, though. That's a forever thing that just comes with the territory.

Captain Hate

WSJ claims DoJ now dropping charges against Gov McDonnell.

I would've loved to have witnessed those deliberations. I was gonna say "be a fly on the wall" and then realized they'd all be attracted to LoLy.

maryrose

Captain:
What was the point in suggesting they were going to olé up the case again?
My theory:
Dems have a feeling Hillary is going to lose.
If that happens the next DOJ is coming after them.
Are you listening g McAuliffe?

Jack is Back!

CH,

I think Assaunge (sp?) has put the fear of God into the DoJ and FBI. They have an excellent chance to become the Chumps of the Century and they know it.

Beasts of England

I demand photographic parity!! ;)

Art in Newport

.. Dems have a feeling Hillary is going to lose.
If that happens the next DOJ is coming after them..

That's what I think, too

Captain Hate

maryrose, ordinarily the donks wouldn't worry about a Uniparty DoJ but Trump has to have the likes of McAwful investing in soap on a rope.

JiB, good point on the Assange factor; couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Fairly interesting Vanity Fair article on Lizzy Homes and the Theranos fraud.
The truly bizarre lefty literal tic the author [a white man] has it to repeatedly note that the VC guys and the Theranos board and other random groups are made up mostly of white men.
I expected to see some explanatory conclusion as to why this was significant like "black dudes woulda seen this coming" at the end but it passes without comment.
It also passes without comment that the WSJ hero reporter is also a white dude and the villain of the piece Miss Holmes is decidedly non dudish.
Weird, even for a prog.

narciso

ah halfbright, as I think lyndon johnson dubbed him, the son of a pepsi collar bottler, who thought
the rhodes scholarship granted him some great wisdom, he was responsible for the gulf of tonkin resolution, and then two years later, pulled the
'never mind routine,

Peter Baker, one of the ablest of the trapper keeper brigade did note the Abbas-Bogdanov allegations but with enough hedging for a small country club,

narciso

fulbright was one of those who like major renault, was suddenly 'shocked gambling was going on, in the spring of '61

Jack is Back!

Trump's Achilles heal: Chris Christie.

Always felt it a bad move to have this asshole on Trump's inner circle. You may fawn over how he handled the teacher's union but he is basically a jerk and even the GOP establishment knows that.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3780648/Chris-Christie-told-Trump-s-military-adviser-shut-butted-repeatedly-candidate-s-intelligence-briefing.html

narciso

well you know how I feel about Stay Puft, General Flynn wrote the book on the entire operational layout in afghanistan, he knows when they inflating
targeting data, and what they are downplaying,

red queen was criticizing the effective deployment of the 'strongest tribe,' @bing west,
at the time,


http://www.mediaite.com/online/clinton-despite-claiming-otherwise-once-did-comment-on-a-classified-intel-briefing/

henry

Transition Christie to chief donut inspector and get someone competent in the transition manager slot. Pronto. That leak is sufficient cause.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Yeah, I got a job for Inpsector Christie back at 4:35PM.

Art in Newport

Henry, you're thinking Christie was the leak?

narciso

well occam's razor points that way, there could be a wannabe morrell, or the late ben bonk, who talked out of school, to a harpers reporter, benjamin something or other,

Thomas Collins

Hey, no fair, JMH! I've posted beefcake for the Ladies of JOM. How about some fair and balanced "reporting" (or do you think Ignatz has the "fair and balanced" covered)?

Thomas Collins

Or semi-covered, as the case may be.

narciso

the nearing of eid al adha, does seem to be drawing them out, as in paris and most recently antwerp,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/08/significant-isil-inspired-terror-plot-smashed-by-police/

henry

Yes, anything that makes Christie look mature or in control is leaked by Christie. I can't imagine Trump a) let Flynn get out of control; or b) let Christie have any control of the meeting. That smells like pure Christie imagination.

Jack is Back!

My friend, the guy who knows Trump, says Christie is dangerous and when the trial of his staff starts tomorrow on the Bridgegate fiasco, Chirstie becomes toast. I have always had a nervous reaction to his "in your face" broggdigio act. You don't get that fat by being someone who doesn't hang out around donut shop and talking up your game.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The maggot gagging hypocrisy award this year goes to Tom Steyer who is simultaneously the largest single political donor again, but is also the loudest voice calling for abridging the 1st amendment by limiting political contributions.

henry

Ah, this leak gives Trump the eject before scandal option. Slick.

Art in Newport

I don't see who among the actors is helped by the 'leak'. Cui Bono?


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Pete Carroll; 9/11 truther.
He oughta draft fat ass Rosie O'Donnell for left tackle.
The NFL appears to be in a very dangerous place re damage to its brand...and brains.

henry

I think Tommy S wants to become Soros.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Almost linked that F1 story, Jack.
Malone is a long time car nut and a very savvy investor so I'm not sure where the price came from. Seems like a very nice return for the sellers.
Was hoping he'd can the repulsive, flying monkey Ecclestone, but no such luck.

Another Bob

Ignatz, it's a two-tranche deal. After the second, Bernie is likely gone.

Another Bob

And I thought the price was loony-tunes, but I figure Malone knows what he's doing.

I hope he dumps the "nontraditional" venues.

Jack is Back!

Malone and I got into a bidding contest for a painting or more illustrory an art work at a Energy Tribes dinner in Denver. Somehow on my megre income I prevailed but he came up to me and we discussed "the Chief" the potrait I purchased (on expense account, natch) or our office in DC. It told him we would put in the conference room. If anyone asked about it, I would tell them "never underestimate your competition". Malone asked me if he could use that in his correspondence to his investors.

My moment in billionaire sunshine:)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Gone at 85 isn't much consolation, AB.

His story isn't too far from Bill Gates's bumbling into a vast fortune.
Tried to sell the broadcast rights to all his competitors for a song once he acquired them but nobody was smart enough to buy so he was stuck with what turned into a billion dollar windfall.

Barbara

King Harald of Norway has become an overnight Internet sensation after giving a speech urging Norwegians to welcome refugees into their country. Apparently, there has been strong opposition to his country's immigration policy. The King, of course, gave his speech from within the comfort and security of his royal palace grounds in Oslo.

Well, now we know where we can send all the would be immigrants who fail the attitude test.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3779312/King-Harald-Norway-79-surprise-hit-online-passionate-speech-backing-gay-rights-refugees-amid-growing-far-right-rhetoric-Nordic-country.html?ITO=1490

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