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April 08, 2017

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Porchlight

Students who free ride on others will suffer on the exams

Only if there are exams.

Remember, standards have been lowered so severely that universities can't make the bottom line if any real testing is allowed to occur. Gotta collect those dollars.

lurkersusie

MUST-READ-> Why the ‘Trump’ State Department still loves George Soros | depressing but true.

And six Republican senators who asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to probe whether foreign aid is promoting a progressive agenda around the world just got an abject lesson in how.

They got their answer not from Tillerson or anyone around him, but from a mid-level career official at the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Executive Secretary Joseph E. Macmanus. He pretty much told the senators to take a hike.

They’re right. Of 553 key positions in the executive branch that require Senate confirmation, only 22 have been confirmed so far, according to the Partnership for Public Service. And it’s not just because the Senate is dragging its feet. There are 44 nominations awaiting confirmation and a whopping 488 awaiting nomination.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/07/why-the-trump-state-department-still-loves-george-soros/

lurkersusie

K. T. McFarland has been asked to step down as deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump after less than three months and will
become U.S. ambassador to Singapore, according to a person familiar with White House personnel moves.

The departure of the 65-year-old former Fox News commentator comes as Trump’s second National Security Advisor, Lt General H.R. McMaster, puts his own stamp on the National Security Council after taking over in February following the firing of Michael Flynn.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-09/mcfarland-to-exit-white-house-as-mcmaster-consolidates-power

Janet 🚬

"Would we have bombed Assad, if he had merely used conventional explosives delivered by either artillery or aircraft to kill 80 civilians? Are those killed by gas more dead than those killed by explosives? Last July, vacationers in the beautiful French city of Nice were attacked by a jumped up jihadi driving a large truck; he killed over 80 persons. I saw no visible French retaliation against the Muslim world or truck makers."

http://www.thediplomad.com/2017/04/on-syria-morning-after.html

Threadkiller

Some of the non-appointments:

http://www.afsa.org/list-ambassadorial-appointments

http://www.afsa.org/appointments-donald-j-trump

KT is bringing his numbers up.

Old Lurker

"Only if there are exams."

Which is why I think my MBA program had the mix exactly right.

Threadkiller

The key word?

"French."

Threadkiller

No report from CH on FNS?

Any recommendations for a morning show?

Jane

Pagar,

How is your granddaughter doing?

sbw

Any recommendations for a morning show?

Yes: How to arrange Springtime cut flowers.

Threadkiller

Hahaha!!

sbw, that beats How to Bad Dog Poop.

Captain Hate

Kristol: what Trump did in Syria was a clear improvement over the JEF. McMaster inspires confidence. Juan Williams: there is no Trump doctrine. Lisa Boothe: filibuster began with Estrada so Schoooooomer needs to STFU. Mo Elleithe: still has sand in his crack over Merrick Garland. Kristol: Kushner/Bannon feud isn't good because Kushner is in the driver's seat. Boothe: this feud is no big deal.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

Assad SAID he had gotten rid of the gas. He had not.

The question, as Tillerson said, is whether Russia was complicit or incompetent.

The other thing is that we have troops over there and if there is MORE gas in other places, they are at risk if ISIS or al Nusra get their hands on it.

And should ISIS get its hands on Sarin, it very probably would wind up here, especially is we keep having to take in refugees due to the ninth District Court now thinking it runs foreign policy and immigration.

Setting up safe zones in Syria is the solution to the refugee crisis and the security that the Gulf States and the Saudis and non-lunatic Europeans are worried about.

jimmyk

"Only if there are exams."

Yes, though maybe even more important, since there are usually exams, is whether anyone can fail. One mustn't upset the little snowflakes with anything less than an A-, you know.

Momto2

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!

Bryan MacDonald‏Verified account @27khv 19h19 hours ago

CNN anchor Jake Tapper has now deleted a tweet where he advised his followers to seek expertise on Syria from a 7-year-old living in Turkey

Jake Tapper @jaketapper

For more on Syria follow
@AlabedBana

Threadkiller

...Bag...

rse

sbw-as a 21st Century Skill, collaboration has roughly the same purpose ultimately as what is laid out beginning on page 5 of this pdf. http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~sociology/journal/Vol62PDFS/Zalanga.pdf

Group work at this point is not about teaching a subject and it is also tied closely to the explicitly declared desire of elite colleges and universities to no longer have their entering freshmen classes be majority white.

jimmy still gives exams but in many majors now that is very uncommon. Under the Universal Design for Learning in K-12 that was part of Common Core and is now part of the fed ed law, exams delving into a body of knowledge are viewed as discriminatory. It's certainly not what the Engage NY curriculum is pushing nationally.

The Rockefeller F is pushing a technique called CFSC--Communication for Social Change in all its philanthropy work. I have written about it, but CFSC and collaboration as a 21st century skill are very close in technique.

henry is right that the mind is not a computer processor, but that doesn't alter the current aim to create the internalized mental maps that will act like software guiding predictable behavior.

That freire quote fits with cfsc and Collaboration and also what Communication as another of the 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills are getting at. Remember Disney is a big pusher pf P21 as is Lego.

Captain Hate

TK,

Wallace's douchey hectoring questions have infuriated me so much that I've given up on his interviews; plus backbencher dunces like Ben Cardin have become his go-to guys.

sbw

Thnx, rse. Better you explaining than me guessing.

Old Lurker

I warned that we should have given Cap'n a raise.

But at this point I'm not sure I would even care what his summary of Wallace-Carden would say.

I'd rather go pick up dog poop in my front yard.

:-)

Threadkiller

You have done more than any of us deserve when it comes to FNS, CH.

JimNorCal

Self styled supporter of The Resistance
His motto "Teaching American History with a German Accent" is unintentionally revealing.
https://mobile.twitter.com/LarsMaischak/media
(Photo of bullet): Cure for Racism
Take one, Administered straight to cranium

Stephanie

2:35 group at the Masters... nom nom nom

Congrats beasts and Beastette and future beasts in law!!

Prayers out to those in need.

Threadkiller

Yes! Congratulations to the Beast pack!

Threadkiller

Nikki Haley told F Chuck that this was Trump's finest hour. She also declared Mattis to be a "rockstar."

Powerful stuff.

Clarice Feldman

Iggy at 10:20--yes.

Threadkiller

Lindsay and FChuck are debating the finer points of sovereignty and the US trampling Syrian rule.

Todd is having a sad over our intervention.

Say, Chuck, why do you care so much about what Mexican citizens say about our border wall?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. U.S. strongly condemns. I have great...


...confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly.
173 replies 478 retweets 2,169 likes
---------------------------

Headers removed on second tweet to make reading easier.

Captain Hate

Nikki Haley had a great week. Why aren't all the pink pussy hat wearers happy about a woman pushing back against tyranny?

Clarice Feldman

I think these Sunday morning shows are on the way out--kinds like Newsweek and Time. People on JOM are better informed than these soi-disant pundits and the format is now stale and uninteresting.

Momto2

Are they still talking about the price of each of the cruise missiles or have they realized that won't "fly"?

Thanks, CH, for all you do!

Momto2

You are so right, Clarice! I read your Sunday Pieces first thing, scan my Twitter account, then come on JOM to read MM's great links and others. I feel I am well informed and my BP is under control :)

Clarice Feldman

Thanks, momto2.I realized early on there was a wealth of good information to be gleaned online--and you didn't have to wade thru tons of carp in the paper or listen to drooling idiots on TV to get a kernal of it here and there among a lot of insipid nonsense, but more people didn't have the time to do that so I try to do it for them.

Janet 🚬

This is interesting - Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/08/marvel-artist-ardian-syaf-hid-anti-christian-jewish-messages-weeks-x-men-comic/

Momto2

Refugees in Germany demonstrate how to "take out the garbage".

This is how they treat those that welcome them with open arms!

https://twitter.com/JPY_Kurdish/status/850972175142092800

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

That is super-interesting.

I grew up reading Marvel comics, which I pretty much forgot about until the movies started coming out. I have been very distressed to read all of the bizarre things they have been up to, like making Thor a woman.

I see in the comments that there has been a shift in leadership and as usual, what was a pro-American cultural format has become leftist and of COURSE hired a Muslim who is now spreading hate messages.

At least a mystery I hadn't understood has been solved.

Threadkiller

Kristol: Kushner/Bannon feud isn't good because Kushner is in the driver's seat. Boothe: this feud is no big deal.

Boothe called the supposed feud "irrelevant" to which Wallace responded "well I'm certain we will be talking more about this in the future..." He interrupted himself to take objection to Boothe's description of "irrelevant."

"But, you do admit that it is interesting?"

She agreed that it was interesting but irrelevant.

He concluded by saying something to the effect of "it may be irrelevant but if it is interesting we will cover it, it's what we do."

Hahaha! I think your estimate of the shelf life of the Sunday morning show is on the money, Clarice.

Pagar, a bacon, ham, and sausage supporter

Jane, and all who read the links and offered support . My granddaughter has a small comment on the LUN now offering thanks to all. IMO, that is progress because up until that comment I have had only one comment from her.
I would also like to thank every one for your help.
It is wonderful to realize how many care in the JOM family.

Clarice Feldman

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/08/obamas-red-line-decision-got-rebuked-this-week-and-his-former-advisers-arent-happy/

Obamaits upset their old boss' dithering in Syria has been exposed.

Another Bob

Didn't Haley get a bit ahead of her bosses with the "regime change" comments?

That's codeword for a Khaddafi job and per Tillerson, that isn't the plan.

Janet 🚬

from the Diplomad link at 10:34 -

"I have stated repeatedly that the Israelis who presumably would have the most interest in killing off Assad and his evil clan, have not, despite having the ability to do so. They know how power vacuums get filled in the region."

Captain Hate

He concluded by saying something to the effect of "it may be irrelevant but if it is interesting we will cover it, it's what we do."

Like it or not, there's a gossipy component of history that is inescapable. The book I'm reading on Elizabeth would be tediously dull if it didn't have vignettes about what a spiteful biznotch she was to her bang toys and their wives.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

It is my understanding that Tillerson has spoken of a POLITICAL change in the governing of Syria. That would be an election or an abdication by Assad to someone acceptable to interested parties (not counting the terrorist groups).

Therefore, we do support regime change but not in the Libya or Mubarak in Egypt type.

What Tillerson is looking at is an ordelry transition down the road.

Assad cannot be trusted, since he kept the sarin gas. He will have to go, as security of the region depends on not having that stuff lying around.

Israel, by the way, hasn't taken Assad out because he is propped up by Iran, which would use an attack on Assad to attack Israel.

Myself your general.

Heh, somewhat like Trump, she kept them guessing.

Old Lurker

Sunday shows are either: Leftist propagandist hosts steering leftist guests to reach leftist conclusions, or they are professional wrestling matches for shouting over one another, or they are just a place to put overpaid, low IQ leftist TV personalities and similarly qualified guests so they can earn a buck for providing no service anyone wants to buy.

When Cap'n stops reporting on them, I will have heard my last of them.

Threadkiller

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3291710/tank-collector-two-million-gold-bullion-military-vehicle/

#Kelly'sHeroes

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I think your "gossip" component of history is why I am more interested in English history than American history.

Until writers like David McCullough (which I only discovered in adulthood) most histories of America are written more as studies in movements or events (at least in high school) and the knowledge of character interaction is left out.

English history, until at least WWII, is more like a giant soap opera especially when the monarchy had more power.

Old Lurker

Iggy's 10:20 is SO insensitive. Get that man in a camp, stat!

Old Lurker

Who would've ever cared about Marc Antony and Cleopatra but for the sexy story?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/04/09/trump-now-national-hero-syria-469615

Old Lurker

Funny, TK. I saw that story this morning and said to myself "I'll TK would not have been stupid enough to call the cops in if that had been his junker!"

Old Lurker

bet

Threadkiller

Not a chance, OL.

But I would have lit up the preferred emails on the list!

"The pigeons are on the ledge. Repeat, the pigeons are on the ledge."

Another Bob

Problem is OL, converting that to cash can't be done without raising some notice.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

I love the "Kelly's Heroes" reference.

Don Rickles passed away the other day and he was one of the stars in that movie (and there were a lot).It was filmed in Yugoslavia and Rickles broke a bone over there. He went on and on about how bad his treatment was on the Carson Show.

Unfortunately, I can't find the Carson Tonight show appearance, I think because the Carson estate has the rights to the videos.

Here is proof he was indeed, in the movie and it was in Yugoslavia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHm60yKy02U

Old Lurker

A-Bob. Ship it to my home address and I will show you how it's done.

Threadkiller

That is barter material, AB.

Who needs cash when you are negotiating the purchase of a convertible AAR Hemi-Cuda?

Something tells me that the big league collectors can make accommodations.

Janet 🚬

Israel, by the way, hasn't taken Assad out because he is propped up by Iran, which would use an attack on Assad to attack Israel.

So we're gonna take Assad out instead...after giving Iran billions & helping them along in their nuclear ambitions.... ???

Anyway, I wouldn't mess with any of them.
Protect Israel.
Let the Islamic tribes fight each other.
Don't bring them here.

Nothing will change as long as they embrace Islam.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

That's why I always bought sterling silver when I could get it under current market value (and often a LOT under value if people didn't recognize British sterling marks). Silver is easier to dispose of, since you can sell it on-line or at auction.

I lived off my sterling for several months in 2015, before I got a court order for support.

Barbara

"Israelis who presumably would have the most interest in killing off Assad and his evil clan, have not, despite having the ability to do so. They know how power vacuums get filled in the region."
Posted by: Janet 🚬 | April 09, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Very good point, Janet. We've seen how our comparatively hasty and ill conceived departure from Iraq left a vacuum that was filled by ISIS. Syria must be handled delicately and in conjunction with our allies in the region. This is the approach that President Trump is using, and I believe it will be most effective in the long run. There are no 'quick and dirty' solutions.

JimNorCal

"He concluded by saying something to the effect of "it may be irrelevant but if it is interesting we will cover it, it's what we do.""

CH: "Like it or not, there's a gossipy component of history that is inescapable."

With the enemedia, of course, only gossip divisive to the Right is covered.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

Iran will also get the Trump treatment.

While I reject every tenet of the Muslim faith, if you wall them up, they will never be converted.

Have you ever heard a president say he was praying for the souls of the dead, who happened to be Muslims.

President Trump did. Sisi has talked about the faith reforming at a speech at their big Imam-training university. That was a brave thing to do, along with him visiting the Coptic churches a year or so ago.

All life is precious and we should be praying for conversion, in my opinion.

Janet 🚬

Praying for the souls of the dead is a waste of time. They are dead. They had to make their choice while living.

Islam is the problem. Shia, Sunni, ISIS, & all the rest....Islam is the problem.

It is about time some of the Islamic leaders explain which parts of the Q'u''ra'n are true & which are not. Which parts are not to be obeyed anymore?
Let's hear the King of Saudi Arabia renounce the violent teachings in the Q'u''ra'n.

Janet 🚬

Why Does the West Keep Colluding with Terrorists?

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10177/ayaan-hirsi-ali-islam-terrorism

Frau Reistafel

"President Jive Ass !!! That's a keeper, Frau.

Posted by: RattlerGator | April 09, 2017 at 09:32 AM "

Not from me, for sure. I say "Bandini" instead of Barbra Steisand. heh!

I first read "Pres. Jive Ass" here in one of Clarice's remarks. Doesn't surprise you, I know. The spirit of Florence King lives on, and we are blessed.

sbw

Iggy’s 10:20. Yes.

No one has a guarantee to a job they don’t do.

Old Lurker

SBW "No one has a guarantee to a job they don’t do."

Come to DC and let Clarice and me take you around the buildings lining the Mall.

Barbara

"No one has a guarantee to a job they don’t do."

Posted by: sbw | April 09, 2017 at 01:12 PM

Unless they "work" for the government, and with Public Employee Unions, I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future.

Frau Reistafel

jimmyk - thanks for a repeat of the CMC story which I linked to yesterday along with the short bio of Jack Stark. He was president of CMC for almost 30 years with a B.A.(CMC) and Marine Corps Captaincy as his recommendation. He was a registered Republican and held the liberal wolves at bay for as long as he could. I assure you this and last year's Halloween debacle would not have happened during his presidency. The huge endowments come from those who went to the college during those years, I wager.

Barbara

OL,

I see you beat me to it. :)

lyle

Modesty prohibits me from taking claim to "preznit jive-ass." So...to hell with modesty. 😎

Frau Reistafel

If you say so, lyle, it must be so.

Those who live in Eye-dee-hoe should not have to be modest. Be proud, be in our faces!

Old Lurker

:-)

lyle

One of my proudest moments, Frau!

daddy on Iphone7

Great wrap up Clarice. Thank you.

Buckeye

RG

Some years ago I told a story about the posse that we could expect to follow the pimps around in Dayton (where I spent my "formative" years:)).

They were front men who worked to "drum up" business. I referred to them as Jive Ass Mofos, and commented that Obama was exactly like them.

Not claiming that it only came from me, but I remember sharing that story.

We made our forays into some rough neighborhoods because the liquor stores didn't care if you were not of age:)

withallduerespect

The second book of Maccabees records:

12:39 On the next day, as by that time it had become necessary, Judas and his men went to take up the bodies of the fallen and to bring them back to lie with their kinsmen in the sepulchres of their fathers. 12:40 Then under the tunic of every one of the dead they found sacred tokens of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. And it became clear to all that this was why these men had fallen. 12:41 So they all blessed the ways of the Lord, the righteous Judge, who reveals the things that are hidden; 12:42 and they turned to prayer, beseeching that the sin which had been committed might be wholly blotted out. And the noble Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had happened because of the sin of those who had fallen. 12:43 He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. 12:44 For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead. 12:45 But if he was looking to the splendid reward that is laid up for those who fall asleep in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Therefore he made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin.

Frau Reistafel

Pres. Jive Ass has many fathers!
Who knew?

rse

Heads Up to Travelers in ATL area-as is predictable when everyone is told to gas up before monday's drive, starting to see gas stations closed with no more gas.

As is predictable in my household, a warning this morning to have a full tank had no effect. Red seeing her first all-out gas station inside perimeter has sent her and her dad scurrying.

Hopefully this will not snowball, but the idea volumes after spring break will only be 20% greater is ludicrous.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rse,

I see no one listens to you at your house. Same as mine.

LOL!

(She said, hiding in her bunker and not bothering anyone with icky politics which might change their world view.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Hey, does anyone remember that Condi Rice visited the White House?

Maybe she was a courier, too.

I am telling you guys, he is doing stuff under the radar of everyone including NSA. This has to be upsetting a lot of mid-level government people.

maryrose

When I started being a Spanish teacher in the Public school system cooperative learning was gaining steam.
The French teacher had all of her classes in that mode and tried to convert me.
I combined traditional teaching with some group work.
In one class which had freshman and seniors with some who had failed the class before I divided the class into two groups and passed those with a more limited curriculum and advanced those learning at a faster speed.
I only failed one student for absence and my 19 year old basketball player
did manage to master the basics.I never fully embraced cooperative learning because everyone learns a language in their own way.
Some of the smartest students had trouble with pronunciation and accent while others could roll their R's beautifully.

matt, deplore me if you must

The Sunday shows are basically just propaganda and spin for both sides. Senators pontificate and talk through their hats; admin officials such as Susan Rice blow smoke up our kiesters.

The only real value is to see what flavor of BS is being sold today.

Rice propagated the Benghazi lie; the Clintonistas propagated their own brand of BS; and Trump for the most part was not invited and simply mocked. Oh well, tough on the networks now.

Now that we have Rice by the throat it is time to squeeze. Who directed her? Who else at the top was involved? ValJar has been very good at puppetry but it is time to nail her ass to the floor. Same with her boss.

The Obama administration was a criminal conspiracy and Rice is a tremendous example of their egregious use of the state for political ends.

Instead of hiding in their districts, I would hoe Gowdy et al would be combing records, correlating dates, reviewing the phone logs and connecting dots for the next month in order to put on a Grade A Number One hanging in May.

Summon Barry Choomer back from Tahiti and put him in the hot seat. What did he know and when did he know it. Compel Koskinen to testify. Compel Kerry to testify on WMD's and the Syrian nerve gas inventory.

They need to be publicly named and shamed. The Left has been doing this for the most trivial of reasons at our universities. Let them see how the wheels of justice actually turn. This is what treason, conspiracy, and graft really look like. Wanna protest that, snowflake?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

maryrose,

I often wonder if there is some sort of language skill gene.

During WWII, my dad won a Bronze Star for organizing the street people of Naples (petty thieves, some women of less than sterling reputation, beggars, etc.) into a repair shop for the Army. He was able to do it because he taught himself Italian. In fact, when he had a stroke, his first language came back as Italian. My youngest sister was the only one who could talk to him because she had lived in Italy for a year. (He eventually got all of his English back.)

Anyway, I am good at SOUNDING like I know a language. My German pronunciation is pretty good. I, however, have a terrible time with vocabulary. In other words, I can read off a page and sound like I speak the language. I just have no idea what I am pronouncing. LOL!

Amyway, that's my language skill. I have one sister who is a complete zero on foreign languages and even has trouble dealing with British accents.

My son, however, is self-taught in Spanish which makes him a premium hire in the landscaping business. I am constantly amazed hearing him talk - jokes with the guys and everything. Very fluent and never had a class in it.

Kama Sutra

Testes

James D

I often wonder if there is some sort of language skill gene.

I've read that skill at language, music and math are related and if you're good at one you're likely good at all.

Personal experience doesn't fit with that theory, though. My wife is a whiz with language and is very talented musically, but she's terrible with math; I am great wit math, but dreadful at languages and to say I have no musical talent would be crediting me unfairly.

JM Hanes

Clarice:

"Abu Ivanka!" Gotta love it, even though I admit to real ambivalence about seeing her being given a seat at the table as though she were a principle official. Part of it may be that its been so long since since we had a president with adult children in the White House, it takes some getting used to. The Trumps have always been a family operation, which may be a big piece of the president's strength.

Also on the plus side, the familial presence at Mar-a-Lago, with daughter Arabella reciting chinese poetry and lessons from the Confucian primer for Xi Jingping & Peng Liyuan, may well have been of incalculable diplomatic value. It's my impression that the whole visit is getting high marks in China, if the Hong Kong papers are anything to go by. They were apparently a little nervous before the fact, but pleased that the niceties were observed.

It's fascinating that it was the Chinese who opted for Mar-a-Lago rather than the White House, presumably to maximize their face saving option should any improprieties occur. Xi has got to be pleased that Trump also paid him the respect of making his own Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Commerce available to work with the senior officials in the Chinese delegation. What a difference an election makes, indeed! For the first time in a very long while, the Chinese did not attempt to formulate an embarrassment of some sort for the U.S. President in the run-up to their scheduled talks, which is one of their favorite tactics for setting the other side off balance at the outset of negotiations. They even laid such traps for GWB, so this is almost a first. I believe The U.S. comments on China & North Korea seemed pitch perfect to me too.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

Granddaughter is good at math, music and French.

So of course she wants a poli sci major and law school.

She is able to function as a translator for African immigrants. She plays 5 instruments. She is now acing statistics.

I am hopeful someone at college will lure her away from political science, which I think is a dead-end major exceot if you are going to law school. And the market for liberal lawyers is rapidly shrinking.

anonamom

Agree with JMH, IRT to Ivanka and even Jared being counsel, in light of their lack of apparent expertise, but I would not be the least bit surprised to learn that Trump is severely dyslexic, and they well may essential to his functioning if that is the case. Many dyslexics are extremely successful in business, because they develop all kinds of skills to compensate for their inability to read quickly.

We lived through eight years of Val Jar leading JEF around by the hand. I can learn to live with Trump's adult child and spouse helping him keep this all under control. I have the feeling they advise, not command.

Kama Sutra

Yes. The linguistic is a canyon away from math..

Right vs Left brain...engineers eggstreem left-brain cul-de-sac myopia is da bomb

But that math myopia leaves some room for what we see now as endemic idiocy, as though victims of a mercury deficit, or benefitting from infant alcohol syndrime.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

He seems to do ok reading from teleprompters and written pages at meetings. I have seen this watching multiple videos.

What I think more likely is that they are "watchers" who pay attention to body language. I have often noted that they are looking at other people in the room rather than their dad when they are in meetings.

I also think Jared is a courier. Trump doesn't trust email, cables, or phone calls on super-secret stuff, and rightly so given what we have seen.

I am also glad they met the Chinese at Mar-a-Lago. The Chinese may have also taken the hint that conversations might be more secure there. HA!

maryrose

JamesD:
I am terrible at math but have sang in choirs and took Latin ,French and Spanish and did very well. I minored in History and loved British and American Literature.
The sciences were my downfall which is why I am in awe of DrJ and JIB for their abilities in those areas.

JM Hanes

clarice:

Thought my previous post was getting a little long, so on a separate note:

WRT to the Russia/Syria front, via one of your links, I ended up noticing this article at Al Masdar News, which I haven't seen covered elsewhere: Russia, Iran and Hezbollah military leaders release joint statement, threatens the U.S.. Among a whole number of interesting features (including their forthrightness about the joint "allied" operations, in which Hezbollah is accorded its own military leadership slot), this caught my attention:

The statement released in Arabic states that the allied operations room recognizes that the US is supporting the separation of northern Syria and Iraq from their respective states.
This seems like an unmistakable reference to the Kurds. I'll have to do a bit more digging, but I'd be interested in what folks make of this, and of the fact that the document was disseminated in Arabic. Perhaps Erdogan was too busy denouncing European "oppression, violence and Nazism," to join in the condemnation.

Kama Sutra

I think daddy-o and Jack-off are engineers..

Can't you tell

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8_VskZUIAAgcDV.jpg

From the Boss's own writings, people!

Captain Hate

All good points @ 3:00, JMH.

Such a pleasure watching The Masters with a minimum of obtrusive commercials unlike the NCAA money grubbers. Hard to believe they're on the same network.

henry

Sisi declares 3 month state of emergency in Egypt.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/14000-village-discovered-triquet-island-british-columbia-canada-oldest-settlment-north-america-a7673726.html

I thought daddy would be interested in this. He's probably doing that training, though.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Ann Coulter‏Verified account @AnnCoulter 9m9 minutes ago

Summary of Sunday shows: People who will never, ever vote for Trump strongly approve of his bombing Asad for ISIS.
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Aaand, I no longer follw her. What an attention whore (pardon the language) she is.

Enough.

Another Bob

Threadkiller | April 09, 2017 at 12:35 PM

If you're bartering with 5kg bars, (raises glass) Salute, Don Threadkiller.

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