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November 24, 2016



GUS...Mapex drums,Tama hardware,made in Maine Vic Firth sticks. His drums are in storage,he really misses playing!

the generalisticly deplorable rich

ha, found it.


was off the margin is 3.2 million


"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural .. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe." Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson believed that it was on the farm, on the ranch and in small town America where the moral values that preserve liberty are found.


Happy T-day, everyone! I've been avoiding the NFL for the most part this season because...well, you know. But I must admit the two NFC games look intriguing.

In a strange twist, I'm preparing very little food this holiday other than I smoked brisket for Saturday's lunch with my wife's ex-con cousins. 😎

The very best to all you great Americans

Stephanie despicable me

Now, who's gonna be our front man / woman?

I used to sing alto in the church choir...

I don't front but can harmonize with the best of em though.

common man

Rich I posted that speadsheet here awhile back. Got it from Sean Trende who got it from the Cook Political Report folks. Some races on both sides are not contested in the House. For example the Republicans do not put up candidates against long serving Black Congressional district members, and the Democrats did not put up a candidate in my heavy Republican district here in the Panhandle.

common man

OH and this Go Cowboys!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I do not sing solo. I more of a music appreciator.

the generalisticly deplorable rich

thanks common man. I couldn't remember who posted it.

seems too much of a task to strip out the unopposed totals.

the generalisticly deplorable rich

not really too much of a task:

Dems 5862419 votes in unopposed districts.

Reps 5416542 votes in unopposed districts.

surprised that it is that high for both parties.


Steph, we are going to need a couple of CHICK back up singers.
You know the drill

yes we do!!!!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

So if you toss out uncontested races you have an admittedly very rough guide to what a binding popular vote might look like.

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Mebbe when some of DubbeDweebz front teeth part company his penchant for stereotyping will compel him to seek company with those he mistakenly condemns as subhuman; but who might surprise him with their capacity for common sense, something in short supply between his earholes.

I met a lot of people in Vicksburg, Mississippi who were trustworthy, loyal, loving and great business partners.

Were there any way to steer extraterrestrials away from the Upper East Side or Beverly Hills, and closer to the flyway regions of this great Nation, I'd use it.

the generalisticly deplorable rich

so to answer your question Iggy: tossing out the uncontested races: Reps up 2.78 million

the generalisticly deplorable rich

>>>Were there any way to steer extraterrestrials away from the Upper East Side or Beverly Hills, and closer to the flyway regions of this great Nation, I'd use it.

Posted by: KevlarKid | November 24, 2016 at 12:11 PM<<<

I seem to have missed something.


Right on time come the admonishments for the GOP "not to get too cocky" per a link at Insty from The Hill. Oh, and the sun rose in the east this morning as well...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Heading down to my brother's place for the big family feast.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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G-deplorable rich---

@11:20----> DubDave snorted:

"I love my redstate brethren,I do.....pumpkin pie and grits are awesome.....but .......gosh...if Aliens were to land in the U.S and they wanted to meet humans that represented the best of humanity, would you really wanted them landing in Vicksburg, Mississippi?

Come on, we're all thinking it.

Or would you rather they land in times square or los angelus?"

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Thanks for looking that stuff up rich, and to cc for linking it originally.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Or cm.


putting the last touches on the special turkey stuffing--turbot, turnips and turmeric; making the turkey quite turgid; have "Turn! Turn! Turn! turning on the turntable, to be followed by Turandot!


Happy Thanksgiving. In another 1-1/2 hrs I will be at my daughter's house and have a glass of Drain the Swamp Juice on the rocks, where I shall toast our incredible good fortune this past election!

There will be no snowflakes or depressives at our family gathering, either.


I won.
Yeah let's not be too cocky.


Yes, Turkey, Pumpkin, grits. All produced in RED STATES.

the generalisticly deplorable rich

you're welcome Iggy.

I would have missed a minus sign of course and the Rep total minus unopposed races would put the total closer to 3.7 million.

Stupid fingers and toes don't go that high.


Democrats loved Mississippi when their slaves produced plenty of cotton.

the generalisticly deplorable rich

thanks KevlarKid.

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Commerce Secretary prospect--- Wilbur Ross, Jr.

Heard of him? He and PEOTUS go way back.

Old Lurker

JiB. Yes to the name of the neighbor's farm.

I was born right down the street way back when.

Mom lived there when Dad was at war and from there commuted up to your Alma Mater for her MS.

Another Bob

KK, I cannot imagine Ross taking that gig.


Yeah let's not be too cocky.

Trump has not been sworn in yet.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Wishing the entire JOM family a Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels for all those on the road and in the air.

And a special Thanksgiving Day "Thank You" to TM, OGH and blog provider.

__ __ __ __ __ __

I had open heart surgery on the 14th, and am doing very well.
Posted by: MaryD | November 23, 2016 at 01:55 PM

MaryD - It's so great to hear you're doing well.

Best wishes for a complete recovery, to both you and to 'Mr. Tonto.'

What a wonderful Thanksgiving present.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Common guest on CNBC, kk.
A little dour and not exactly a song and dance man, but smart, circumspect and common sensical with as far as I can tell a real commitment to the free market.





Happy Thanksgiving. Remember just put the F$%&ing turkey in the oven.

Old Lurker

Clarice, it is just a F**king Turkey.

Enjoy your TG and give my regards to the family!

James D

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly...




Don't forget pizza Tuesday with Jack at Comet Ping Pong.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In reading Ross's wiki page I see he was instrumental in helping Trump when his casinos were going belly up.

Old Lurker

Do I understand that the Clinton camp is funding millions through Jill Stein to get recounts going, starting in WI?



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Me neither.

Wilbur's not to be distracted from his primary function as a power portfolio builder for the banking cartel that came out on top of the Soros crowd.

Related note: not seeing much, if anything, from the docile left media about global banking's proxy war that was the US election.

Seems like the label "conspiracy theories" has justified the left media snowflakes obession with fortune telling.

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As the kabuki recount drama plays out on the accomodating back of the hapless Jill Stein, the band plays on.

From the "what if they're correct?" file---

(It's just a link I'm sharing, not concrete boots I'm wearing.)



For JOM and TM:

Turkeys can be pretty :-)

Turkeys _8707

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For the newly formed: "let's not be too cocky file":


Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

the Rep total minus unopposed races would put the total closer to 3.7 million.
Posted by: the generalisticly deplorable rich | November 24, 2016 at 12:33 PM

the gen. dep. rich - Thanks for the link to the House election vote totals.

(and thanks to common man for the earlier post)

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Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. Cheers to your continued prosperity, health, and security.

--even you fellow primate DubDavey. Even you.

Back soon---

"...goin up to the country, gonna paint my mailbox blue.""


Love the "Drain The Swamp Juice," cc!


glasater @ 1:09, very cool.


Thanks,OL. Best wishes to your lovely family, too.TBT to honor the loony slanders,TBT I plan to get Comet Pizza (though I usually make my own) at the first opportunity. Poor alafantis does not deserve this calumny.
From Insty: http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2016/11/what-the-feds-have-done-to-colleges-and-schools/

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Posted by: Truthbetold5 | November 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM

TurdbeTrolled666 - Hey! It's Thanksgiving Day.
Surely even you have *something* to give thanks for.

So . . . How about parking your lunatic obsessions and giving it a break for the rest of the day?



You came to that conclusion immediately without addressing any of the evidence. Why is that? What is it that you are not telling your JOM friends?



"Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. Cheers to your continued prosperity, health, and security"

"--even you fellow primate DubDavey. Even you"

That's the most beautiful thing anybody's ever said to me.


Michael, so you can feel better about turning a blind eye? Coward!


Pretty turkey photo, glasater!


In terms of battlefield analysis he is not following up on his victory and allowing the remnants of the enemy to escape whereas he should follow them and destroy them utterly. He is not being political.

I can't speak to battlefield analysis, but I think he is sidelining potential critics quite nicely (Haley).

Maybe he is setting Romney up for a satisfying "psych!" when he snatches the SoS football away.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The turkey is in. Hope I'm doing it right. 400 for 30 mins, then down to 325. I can never tell how to get the thermometer in the thigh correctly.


Perhaps he'll ask Romney to fix the VA?


All the progs I know in this red state were hot to vote. Since they thought Clinton would win and all.


All the progs in my state are worried Trump is going to round them up into camps. I wish I were joking. Yet another reason I despise the press with the heat of a million suns.


Thanks, lyle!

These birds roam our neighborhood and are as spoiled as can be. I caught them in sunset light which helped bring out their colors.

Jim Eagle

Wilbur Ross is a Southampton guy and I will be shocked if he takes any job in Washington outside an advisory or some kind of commission member one. He is close to 80 (if not over it) and is smart, successful and one of the financial world "wise men" but Commerce Sec. is a waste of his time and intellect.

Just back from Turkey and the trimmings plus all kids of seafood, brisket, paté, spreads, deserts galore. We brought a bottle of 93 Vieux Chateau Certan that was absolutely perfect for the dinner or brunch or whatever you call Thanksgiving at a noon sitting.

Strange to see so many of my golfing buddies absent by me for the last 18 months. But I remember all their names and their wives. So, I have avoided the nursing home once again.

Sandy Daze

Although some correspondents disagree, I'd be happy with Mr Romney being the head of Veterans Administration, or the number two guy (business practices turn-around expert) at the Pentagon.

If he took one of those assignments, cleaned up the mess, I'd be happy to consider him "rehabilitated" and then, perhaps during DJT's second term, giving Mr Romney a position for which he hungers.

But, he's got to pay his dues first.



I'm opening a mag of '62 Margaux...😀

Beasts of England

'62 is an overlooked vintage, lyle, although time is running out - but the large format helps... I had a Ch. Palmer from that harvest and it was quite special.

Jim Eagle


62" Do not decant. Open and cork immediately. Last thing a Bourdeau that old needs is oxygen.

Jim Eagle

Beasts, not really. 62 is in the shadows of the 61 which was one of the top 20 years of Bordeaux vintages. Still beats anytihing out of California.

Beasts of England

That's what I meant by overlooked, JiB - '61 was so great that buyers had loaded up and the '62 gems were quickly forgotten. And you're absolutely right, re: not breathing or decanting it - it's ready! :)


And thank you Porch!! ♥️

JM Hanes


Hope you found my grateful appreciation of your superior google-fu'ing on the Chinese salt mines, which unfortunately came a thread or two after you posted it. Great stuff!

Happy Thanksgiving and many, many thanks to Tom Maguire -- and all his fans & family here! You're my favorites!

And thanks to glasater for the spectacular holiday greeting!


KevlarKid, remember "To Serve Man" is a cookbook. Perhaps the coastal elites will wreck alien appetites.

Here we serve turkey.


Wine nerds! 😬

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Porchlight - I've always understood the temp needs to be taken from the meaty part of the thigh. I just lift the bony end of the drumstick up and away a little to expose the meaty part of the thigh, then slide the thermometer into the center of that.

Here's a good link to some basic turkey cooking and prep info, if anyone's interested:


Even though it's from HuffPo, this article has some good photos - even if I wouldn't cut it into 'medallion' pieces on the bias as they do:

How To Carve A Turkey, With Step-By-Step Photos

JM Hanes

Miss Marple:

"I do not sing solo. I more of a music appreciator."

I nominate you for the band's Manager!


Speaking of whom, my seatmates from BWI to Vegas this past Monday were a very nice couple from Boston who lived in Zurich and own a home in Burgundy and, like moi, big foodies as well. I'm afraid our inflight comeraderie may have been limited to gustatory delights as they shared a headset while avidly watching MSNBC on her iPad after consuming their NYT. My patented loquaciousness was superceded by my magnanimity in not bringing up the election just a fortnight hence...

Jim Eagle


My BIL's brother is featured in the Sotheby's Winter Wine catalog. Alexandre even looks like a nerd:)

jimmyk on iPhone

"How To Carve A Turkey, With Step-By-Step Photos"

Just slice the f***ing turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

JMH - Thank you very much for your very kind words.
I saw your response the next day, and I enjoyed the additional info you provided very much.

I felt bad that I wasn't able to let you know, since that was when I couldn't get TyphusPad to accept any comments, even using a new/different name and/or email addy.

So, thanks again, appropriately enough, on Thanksgiving Day.


I've carved many a turkey. Never once have I needed video instrux. As I shall be doing precisely that in about 5 hours maybe I should double check to assure myself I haven't been doing it wrong. 😎

Jim Eagle


why don't you have your wife film on your smart phone and share it with us:)


Jack, was your answer Clint Longley?


I'll take that under advisement, Jack. 😎

Beasts of England

I'll tell a Thanksgiving story from long ago involving my ex's parents and her maternal grandmother. Her dad had come to town to meet his future mother in law (Nana) for the very first time on turkey day. Nana lived in the sprawling family manse downtown with her two sisters; and because she had two daughters, he was the only man at dinner.

Naturally - as things went back in the fifties - he was put in charge of carving the turkey. He grew up literally dirt poor and they certainly never had anything as luxurious as a turkey to carve, so he had no clue. But, as a man, he wasn't going to admit the same, and went about his job.

After he had been alone in the kitchen for about five minutes, Nana went in to check on the progress. According to my mother in law, the scream was so loud and horrid that she assumed he was laying dead on the floor.

He had skinned the entire bird.

All the ladies cried so hard they couldn't eat for an hour. To his credit, he didn't run away. :)

buccr morgan

Yikes watching etching MSNBC and reading Carlos slims pass. The tryptophane.


I'm thankful I'm not French https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9363/france-collapse/


Still won't stop them from lecturing us, clarice.

Beasts of England

Very good article, clarice. I'm not sure that France is yet lost, but it's getting hard to imagine a reversal without significant violence.


Also thankful I'm not Dutch: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9404/wilders-trial-closing-statement

Jim Eagle

I just can't help myself. The next chapter, actually a preview of the finale of "Ernie is Denied The Truth". Enjoy.

"The Unit at Langley didn’t need the breaking news report from AP – Belltown, DE to tell them they had lost their asset. The GPS chip inserted in Ernie’s collarbone and the visual capture iris implanted in his eye also contributed. They knew he was dead and that was the problem. They needed to head off any autopsy and recover his body STAT. Dr. Randall Fitzgerald, the “Division’s” own Bell X2 helicopter and Max Collins with his Belgian Malinois named Cheater were on their way within 10 minutes.

In the Condition and Performance Monitoring Room, a young female system analyst, from Anchorage Alaska, graduated recently from Caltech, noticed that a number of the physical nodes used on Ernie Souchak were not checking in correctly. If he was dead then why were his oxygen levels so high and his skin and blood temperature normal? Brain function was indicative of a healthy default node network. In other words, with all biological and mental conditions reporting as they were, Ernie Souchak may not be dead.

Finding a landing area near Beebe Healthcare Hospital in Lewes, DE was not that difficult since the roof was already designated as such. Upon landing, Randall, Max and Cheater made their way to the emergency room via the elevator. Once in the ER, with much tsking-tsking from the staff because of Max and Cheater, Randall produced his credentials and Presidential order for accepting the transfer of the body of Ernie Souchak to his possession and protection.

A young ER doctor, named Dave, a young Irishman, just finished his residency at John’s Hopkins and was acting a little above his weight in questioning Randall’s credential’s, authority and bona fides. But he was soon convinced everything was in order when Cheater just looked at him and growled, teeth showing and lips a snarl. The fact that Max was also carrying his AK-47 may have something to do with the change of attitude but it was mostly Cheater’s trophy moment.

Now, from a phone call, according to the Judge, it was imperative we take possession and return to Langley, immediately. New information had been obtained to wit Dr. Randall Fitzgerald should treat the formerly dead Ernie Souchak as a live human being with distressed mental and biological injuries. Just keep him alive was the Judges last comment.

“We have until Tuesday, Dr. Fitzgerald. Do you understand, how important it is that we recover Mr. Souchak as an asset and reinsert him.” The Judge was in a very impatient mood that Randall had only seen once before, when Richard Perle had been targeted by the same Ernie Souchak.

“Judge, we have only had a few hours with him. Surely, you recognize that this is not your average medical reversal? This is on the verge of milestone science. We need more time.” Obviously, Randall was stalling for more time because he had no ideas what to do next.

“Dr. Fitzgerald,” it was the Judge again breaking Randall’s concentration of his mediocre future, “You have until Tuesday. I need him Tuesday for another insertion at Comic Ping Pong.”

“But, Judge that is not possible. Today I am missing Thanksgiving, my wife and sons are disappointed and now you want me to perform a rising of Lazarus? I don’t think so. In fact, I am out of here to be with my family on this special day

“Dr. Fitzgerald, you patient awaits. Do what your CV says you can do and what we know you can do. Remember, doing this makes your children more safe than watching you carve a turkey.” With that the Judge signed off, returned to his glass of Billecart-Salmon champagne and his favorite pipe.

What the hell was so important about next Tuesday, thought Randall. Why then and why the Comet Ping Pong joint again? Wasn’t Ernie most likely the guy they would least likely receive there? He needed to get to work on his recovery project and only hoped Ernie would cooperate.

After he finished his glass of champagne, the Judge called his most valuable asset, Clarice Feldman, who happened to live close enough to Comet Ping Pong to walk there. He had no intention to put her out in the chilly evening of next Tuesday but he needed her there for observation and reportage. She happened to have that night free and would oblige the Judge. She also happened to mention that an acquaintance was driving north from Florida and had indicated his interest in meeting up. Maybe Comet was the perfect place for a meet-up.

The Judge agreed that was a great non-descript plan. Ernie would be ready and the three of them there at the same time may finally bring the truth.

If only no one would interefere."


Sure beats intermittent birhter taunts.


Looks like Ernie drove Jack to the puzzle factory.

Jim Eagle


Don't be so ignorant and read all he chapters. Ernie never drove anyone to anything.



Do you think posting pedophile pictures on Comet Ping Pong's website was normal behavior on the part of James Alefantis?


Jack, that's an easy question for anyone with a shred of decency

buccr morgan

The nanobyte implants are still in the experimental stage and not recommended for anything more than lab testing.



Perhaps you can answer that question for Jack?

Jim Eagle

Since they are considering Mad Dog for Sec. of D, a Christmas story is appropriate:

"A General James MATTIS Christmas Story

A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak,[USNA64] the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General Mattis speak this evening, he said, “Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story.”

General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles.

Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle. At about 4 a.m., General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty. He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty.

He asked, “Who’s the officer of the day?” The lance corporal said, “Sir, it’s Brigadier General Mattis.”

And General Krulak said, “No, no, no. I know who General Mattis is. I mean, who’s the officer of the day today, Christmas day?”

The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, “Sir, it is Brigadier General Mattis.”

General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed. He said, “No, Lance Corporal. Who slept in that bed last night?”

The lance corporal said, “Sir, it was Brigadier General Mattis.”

About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, “Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty?” General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.

General Krulak said, “That’s the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is.”

The story above was told by Dr. Albert C. Pierce, the Director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at The United States Naval Academy. He was introducing General James Mattis who gave a lecture on Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Conflict in the spring of 2006. This was taken from the transcript of that lecture"


Thanks JIB. A nice holiday treat.


James D's link @ 12:52 is hilarious.

Beasts of England

Another classic, JiB!!



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