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April 08, 2017

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In Awe of Trump

Isn't Wictor just a brilliant military analyst, Miss Marple. I know you've seen this one from a year ago, which Wictor linked to on Twitter just now:

http://www.thomaswictor.com/attack-on-trump-islamic-state-dry-run/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

IIRC, you're not even a Mopar guy anyway are you, TK?

narciso

The former embedded link was one of those pieces they wouldn't publish unless I revealed my name.

Jane

What a Masters! I had to leave at 7:00 after watching them both blow their putt. I was not happy and I wanted Rose to win because Sergio always seems like such an ass.

Did he win on the 1st hole after the 18th?

Jack is Back! (On his iPad)

Landing in 20. Signing off.

Captain Hate

Nantz was just itching to yap about Seve and Olazabal when Sergio won; his scripts are so unspontaneous.

lyle

Yes, Jane. Rose choked off the tee but Garcia finally gritted out a birdie putt in the playoff. Seeing Sergio interviewed after the win he seemed less of an ass and very much older now. But then, who isn't? Nance is still annoying.

Another Bob

I thought Sergio was very humble and very "non-ass" in Butler Cabin.

The interactions between him and Rose on the course were classy too.

lyle

I had completely forgotten who last year's Masters was. Had to look it up.

Captain Hate

Sergio's been around long enough, and blown enough majors, to be more endearing than he used to be. Today was a good template for how he'll probably never win anything in a runaway fashion.

Clarice Feldman

sorry, narciso, I can't manage twitter or reddit,,too much to wade thru to get the nut.

narciso

Bezos seems to turn everyone into a lousy
Writer

Http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/04/in-effort-to-understand-subliminality.html?m=1

narciso

More evidence of politico and slims knavery, in service of Soros. Which omri ceren carved up nicely.

Threadkiller

IIRC, you're not even a Mopar guy anyway are you, TK?

Not really, but there is no dislike of them. I'm mostly in the 'undecided' category when it comes to a preference.

I can appreciate most bitchin' cars.

MOPAR customers though? They had their own language when they came in for parts or service.

;-)

glenda

Math?
The fabulous grandson (as many here know Dx on Autism spectrum-high functioning-non-specified) has the ability to see trig/geom/calc/algebra equations and solve with immediate accuracy. If you query him about a simple multiplication factor, he will hesitate. And then his rote memory kicks in.

What really interests him--like species, flight, geography, musical-classical to pop or Broadway--he recalls with encyclopedic accuracy. An original mind!😇

Obama has become the diminishment he sought for America, sadly. A modern-day "man without a country" ☹️

Threadkiller

Fitting for a man without an ID.

Belle


Do not miss Miss Marple's 7:02 Thomas Wictor.

Clarice Feldman

Wonderful, glenda.

glenda

Thank you, Clarice. Your pieces was stout today!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thomas Victor made a video Christmas Day of last year. I just finished watching it. Here is the link, and it's about 45 minutes long:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFnOTJ1uQBU

This is all about strange weapons that apparently the Saudis and other commandos helping the Iraqis are using. I know zip about weaponry, so it will take someone far more knowledgeable than me to tell me if he is mistaken on any of this stuff. He has video, stills, patent diagrams, etc.

Pretty interesting. I am putting this up for those who are interested and can critique.

I do think we don't know beans about what's going on over there, so all of these people who are sure they know are pretty much full of it. And I include myself in that mix.

BeenThereDoneThat

I wonder if our ships off NOKO are a diversionary tactic as well as a necessary show of force, but Iran is the ultimate target. The Syrian strike serves as a burr under the camel's saddle, making the mullahs jumpy and liable to miscalculate, worrying what's next with 'unpredictable' Big Satan Trump and his military.

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

Glenda,

Had a classmate in university who was so dyslexic that one day he showed up to class wearing his shoes on the wrong foot. Graduated first in his class with a major in ME and an EE asa minor. Unheard of backthen. Ended up being an open heart surgeon. Was sort of like that Dustin Hoffman character in Rain Man but much more mobile and serious but really strange.

Oh and he could play any instrument. Drove people nuts at those bluegrass joints in Walnut Hills because he would just jump on stage and pick up a banjo or mandolin and start playing.

maryrose

Geometry proofs were my undoing.
However I could do some trigonometry.
A "C" in Statistics and that ended my career in math.
However the bell curve was later of use in interpreting test results.Sciences were always a challenge, but I preferred Biology and Astronomy to Chemistry.
I would never attempt Inorganic Chemistry.

Clarice Feldman

Yes, narciso--a truly disgusting pos.

narciso

Algebra was my point, but interior angles I didn't get. This is why I have any notion of being an astronaut.

maryrose

JIB
Sounds like a savant.
I firmly believe because they are so smart that ordinary life and education don't serve them well.
Unconventional behavior is more the norm for them.Unfortunately our regular school systems don't serve them well.

narciso

Probably not 'russian' but from the caucasus
http://therightscoop.com/oslo-terrorist-was-a-rejected-muslim-refugee-from-russia/

narciso

Since then, the concern has been muted

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-attack-people-20170407-story.html

Momto2

Unfortunately our regular school systems don't serve them well.

I agree, maryrose. This child, Adrian Romoff, attended the school where I teach which is a hybrid homeschool. At 10 he was a sophomore and still smarter than most 10th graders. I'm not sure if he is a savant but he is unique. Our program worked well for him at the time as his studies could be individualized and he had time for his music.

https://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2016/03/11/adrian-romoff-beats-arnav-krishna-to-win-lifetimes-100000-child-genius-contest-407825/

narciso

If I tried my crate with that you would rebel rightly.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/year-ago-today-boston-globe-ran-anti-trump-mock-front-page-did-predictions-hold-up/

Dave (in MA)

http://www.macon.com/news/nation-world/national/article143608064.html#fmp That's why I make my own or get it from the salad bar where I can pick around the dead bats.

narciso

Well it would require a safe word

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/cnn-guest-fareed-zakaria-would-have-sex-with-syrian-missile-attack-if-he-could/

This jihad apologist wouldn't go on with Milo on the Maher show.

Threadkiller

Skipping an appearance with a fruitcake and a loser?

I'm not sure I can hold that against Fareed.

narciso

No scahill, awlaki equivocator,

http://www.weaselzippers.us/333442-russian-computer-programmer-held-in-spain-under-u-s-warrant-may-be-related-to-alleged-hacking

Most likely he's humpty dumpty.

lyle

Yum! Dead bats!

In other news, we had braised lamb shanks with carrots and cippolina onions. Braising liquid: red wine, splash of soy sauce, onions, lots of minced garlic, rosemary, brown sugar, kosher salt, red chili flakes, and homemade lamb stock. Paired with an '02 Barolo. Sumptuous. And I'm outta here for tonight.

Threadkiller

Same goes for him.

That show solves nothing.

glenda

JIB...yes, those are true "asperger symptoms" The difference in behavior norms causes so much exclusion, and the "system" just punts on how to help acceptance in " normals" /s.

As smart as my greatest blessing is ---it is his kindness and joy exhibited to everyone --even those who bully and demean "different". He remarks often--"I work best alone". He just IS a great young man determined to succeed😉

narciso

Most pundit shows are woefully inept, AT best tk, any decent review of the crowdstrike report would have sent the forwarder back to the mailroom.

Take this coordinated boomlet against McFarland are we supposed to take this seriously based on whose word.

narciso

Who da think it?

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-oreilly-ratings-soar-after-sexual-harassment-allegations/

Clarice Feldman

Just so we don't have to see bikini shots of O'Reilly, I don't care.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Nytol!

narciso

That's a fair expectation, lol.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4395382/Rex-Tillerson-says-defeating-ISIS-remains-priority.html

lurkersusie

Nice

U.S. Navy on Twitter: ".@POTUS @RealDonaldTrump calls #USSPorter and #USSRoss commanding officers to thank them and crews - https://t.co/UGLxaRTdMh #SyriaStrikes https://t.co/Rd41Y3Wycv"

https://mobile.twitter.com/undefined/status/851227376826634243

Clarice Feldman

Nytol

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Time for some cheesecake.
Check out the body on this baby;

Dave (in MA)

Boy,

the Homeland people really thought Hillary was going to win.

narciso

How often to generals lead bombing runs?


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/pilot-who-dropped-sarin-gas-on-khan-sheikhoun-carried-out-previous-chemical-attack/news-story/88da19112e346a16cb7a78b8291bd39b3

narciso

That's a cool set of wheel.

Threadkiller

Here is something that I do know, Ig. The exhaust on the mufflers on that car enter and exit on the same side of the can.

I had a Mopar tweaker come in with a Duster and a pair of same side out Flowmasters he just bought. He wanted the T/A look but didn't want to see any part of the larger Flowmasters hanging too low.

I explained to him the impossibility of his request and he showed me his saws-all and explained that he was prepared to cut the floorpan out from under the rear seat if I would let him "borrow" som electricity.

He checked me with his pure junkie desire to make the impossible possible. I check-mated him with my right to refuse service to anyone.

Muffler nazi...

#NoDualsForYou!

Threadkiller

Nytol

narciso

Who knew they were stiLl ariund
www.dw.com/en/spains-separatist-eta-hands-over-remaining-weapons-ending-bloody-campaign/a-38350656

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

LOL, TK.
I can't laugh too hard though considering the zoomies and home made shaker hood I put on my 68 Charger. :/

Dave (in MA)

*** Happy birthday, Stephanie ***

PD

Jay Z Pulls His Albums From Spotify

Sure ruins *my* day, don't know about yours.

JimNorCal

But ... doesn't Spotify buy up music from the recording companies? Paying pennies. The musicians get little, is my understanding. Thus the emphasis these days on tours and live music over (what we used to call) albums.

Did this JayZ fellow buy the rights back?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/09/president-trump-calls-commanding-officers-of-guided-missile-destroyers-uss-porter-and-uss-ross/#more-131110

This has photos lifted from Navy and White House Twitter feed.

Very happy commanders!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/04/10/chinas-nuclear-envoy-in-south-korea-amid-talk-of-trump-action-against-north-korea/

That was quick.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN17B13R

China offers concessions to avert trade war

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/7/donald-trump-the-nuclear-option-of-presidents-awak/

I love Charlie Hurt. This is really about Neil Gorsuch, but this is the best line:

Donald Trump, for instance, is the "nuclear option" of presidents.

JimNorCal

Note that one of the Commanders is named Andria and appears to be of the female persuasion.

Twitter feed posted earlier by lurker Susie features an anti-Trump whining that the attack was illegal and orders should have been disobeyed. I didn't go through their twitter feed to see if they had responded similarly to ex-Pres Obama's drone attacks.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

JimNorCal.

Don't bother. Many of those who comment are simply paid agitators. Some really don't pay attention to news.

I never read the replies to President Trump's feed because they are uniformly hateful. Twitter has some sort of algorithm which sorts using verified posters as p[referred and the replies are all by leftists I have never heard of but have the blue check.

Twitter for me is mostly a news aggregator where I get links. I follow about 400 people so that I can get a sense of what people are saying and periodically cull people from my list (like I did with Ann Coulter yesterday).

I do not get into Twitter arguents with leftists because it is a time waster, plus they are inclined to accuse you of harassment and you might get banned.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4394418/Obama-called-America-racist-society-claims-biographer.html

I think that $60 million book contract is starting to look like the biggest waste of money in publishing history.

JimNorCal

Miss M's linked article at The Star is interesting. At the bottom, instead of commenting, you can choose an emoji to show your "feels". Most Aussies are worried it appears.

JimNorCal

Sorry, "anxious". Worried is second place. :)
I went ahead and voted happy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Secretary Ryan Zinke was up early yesterday with a group from Rolling Thunder washing the Vietnam War Memorial. I didn't lmpw that it had to be washed monthly.

There are pictures on his Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/SecretaryZinke

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Look at this. These people are so full of themselves and of course, it's full of unnamed "sources" or "imaginary friends:I

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-first-100-days-237053

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/04/rubio-intensifies-criticisms-of-tillerson-over-syria-111132

anonamom

MM, just a point of clarification---being dyslexic doesn't mean a person can NOT read---I have colleagues who are dyslexic. Like so many of these diagnoses, there's a spectrum; some dyslexic people just are "slow" readers, and often find other ways of gathering information.

So the fact that POTUS can read and uses a teleprompter doesn't necessarily mean he is not dyslexic. His choice appears to be not to read too much, as we've seen from his rallies and heard from multiple reports re: his television news watching and clean desk without a computer.
Maybe even why he's such a Twitter fan?? ;-)

Big day today! I will be watching SC Gorsuch get sworn in, that's for sure. And praying that we get at least two more 'textualists' in the near future.

RULE OF LAW!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396712/Islamist-preacher-rages-against-Muslim-men-use-urinals.html

Robin, 10 square miles....

MM, I love that story about Sec. Zinke cleaning the Vietnam Memorial with members of Rolling Thunder. Further down on his twitter feed there is a picture of him riding Tonto again with the Park Police at the Cherry Festival. He is wearing leather gloves gifted to him by the Blackfeet Nation and calls out a thank you.

The people President Trump has working for him and surrounding him are such wonderful examples to young people. I hope they are somehow getting the alternative narrative!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

Clean desk?

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a9549/donald-trump-desk/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Robin,

Truly, his cabinet appointments are stellar. It's pretty amazing when the possible dud is Elaine Chou!

I am especially fond of Zinke because I saw him at a White House press briefing when he accepted the donation of the President's first quarter salary. He was very pleasant as he shut down reporters right and left. LOL!

Marlene

Good Morning! We're home! We decided to drive all the way from the daughter's. Thirteen mind numbing hours from Maryland to Maine.
Looking out the window in the light of day,I can see the woods are still full of snow. Warm spring days are in the forecast,so the snow will go fast.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Got to get some stuff done. Back later.

Buckeye

I am especially fond of Zinke because I saw him at a White House press briefing when he accepted the donation of the President's first quarter salary. He was very pleasant as he shut down reporters right and left. LOL!

Only interactions Obama would have had with SOI would have been to make recommendations on parks that could be named after him:)

anonamom

MM, that's all stuff he doesn't want to read! ;-)

Another Bob

Miss Marple the Deplorable | April 10, 2017 at 06:30 AM

SMH. That mag and the supposed expert can't even avoid making desk clutter partisan.

Jeez. Idiotic.

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

marlene,

Welcome back.

JimNorCal,

Commander of the Porter is a she and '98 class of USNA.

So, Vlad and the Mullahs want to rumble with Trump. Time for real sanctions and pump, baby, pump. Flood the market with oil and go big time cyber on them. Make them make the next and wrong play.

anonamom

clarice---yea or nay?

https://medium.com/@Cernovich/petraeus-and-mcmaster-have-taken-over-the-nsc-want-massive-ground-war-with-syria-e67b71a9076a

jimmyk

Apparently Politico is going full anti-Semitic/world Jewish conspiracy with an article attempting to link Trump to Putin via the Jewish religious organization Chabad. Maggie Haberman approves. I won't link Politico, but this piece has some info:

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=45161

I think the MSM has to decide whether Trump is anti-Semitic or part of the world Jewish conspiracy.

Meanwhile, CNN joins in with Reza Azlan linking Orthidox Judaism with Islamic extremists.

JimNorCal

JiB: cool, thanks.
You are in FL now? Best wishes for plenty of sunshine!

-peter

Good morning from DC. Looking at schools with son number 2. Georgetown this morning, UVA tomorrow And William and Mary Wednesday. Took a nice tour of Mt Vernon yesterday.

James D

jimmyk, that's just lovely.

I suppose that simply being dishonest, slanderous hacks wasn't enough for the clowns at Politico.

Pagar, a bacon, Ham and pork chop supporter

At last the truth!
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/the_rotten_obama_record__and_legacy.html

"Here was a radical leftist who had accomplished nothing in his entire life. "

Buckeye

Obama got away with his gangsta Presidency because to criticize him would be racist.

James D

re: MM's link to the dishonest, slanderous Politico @ 5:13 AM:

The article claimed that they spoke anonymously to six people in the meeting.

If that's true, those are six people who should be fired immediately.

If I were a Republican officeholder, Rule #1 for all my employees would be: no one is to speak, on or off the record, to any reporter, from any media outlet (even usually friendly ones) without my express approval. Anyone who disobeys that will be fired, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they never work again.

James D

Happy birthday, Stephanie!!!

PD

I think the MSM has to decide whether Trump is anti-Semitic or part of the world Jewish conspiracy.

Not really. They can keep both bilge pumps flowing as long as their low-information readers/viewers are unable to notice the contradiction, and will happily believe both mutually exclusive Trump-negative things at the same time.

PD

I'm sympathetic to Janet's view that we should stay out of Syria and let them kill each other. However, nonintervention does nothing to deal with the many refugees that Assad is continually creating. If intervention and subsequent efforts to create safe zones for refugees can stanch the flow of Syrians wanting to come to the US, that goes a long way to reducing one of the nastier problems Trump is trying to deal with. Makes it much harder for ISIS to infiltrate the ranks of the refugees with weaponized ringers if not so many refugees want to come here.

I'm not much bothered by Ann Coulter's negative take on the bombing, either. She did terrific work on Trump's behalf with In Trump We Trust and the way it destroys his leftist and NeverTrump critics, that I can certainly overlook this disagreement she has with him.

rse

henry- http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-google-wants-to-crowdsource-machine-learning-with-smartphones-and-federated-learning/

Thoughts?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Politico was posted to let you guys know what they are doing. I consider them and The Hill worthless. I already dropped reading The Hill and pretty soon Politico is going to follow them.

My problem is finding good articles to link. Rarely do the Washinngton Post and NYT print anything decent. the smaller blogs are iffy and often full of speculation, and despite my daughter's fondest wishes there aren't many appropriate cat videos.

I am trying to provide links that are informative, but let me tell you, it's getting harder and harder.

I feel like I live behind the Iron Curtain or something.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rse,

Google is up to no good on almost anything they touch. That's my scientific opinion.

henry

I suspect another drunk driving arrest. Former AG Peg Lautenschlager suddenly resigns from ethics panel. It says a lot about Dems and ethics that they would put this disgraced drunk on the board of the replacement to the GAB. I guess the next appointee is even worse. We shall see.

PD

MM, that's why I was glad to see the Feds go after them for "gender pay inequity." Force these leftists live up to their own principles instead of just lecturing everyone else about them.

PD

I guess the next appointee is even worse.

Solve that by dissolving the GAB altogether? What's it done in the last X years that hasn't been on behalf of Democrats?

henry

Sounds like google got tired of paying for storage, so will do a pull on occasion. this does not change anything except buzz words as far as what data google accesses or what its models do. But "keeping your data on your phone" will be nice marketing blather-- while meaningless in a privacy sense.

henry

PD, or at least rename the "Ethics Board" to "Lying Hack Appointees"

clarice feldman

anonamom, I think Cernovich is wrong on that.

PD

Trump Takes Credit for Planned $1.33 Billion Toyota Spending

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-10/trump-takes-credit-as-toyota-spends-1-33-billion-on-camry-plant

I notice a headline like this seems to pop up whenever Trump mentions industry investments like this. Almost like it's an editorial policy.

Quite a contrast to the way the MFM attributed under the sun to their Sun God president if it was positive, even if he had nothing to do with it whatsoever. Which, given the toxicity of his involvement in anything, was usually the case.

clarice feldman

I'm hoping the guys who wrote the Pepsi ad will be working for Hillary when she runs again.Honestly, I can see why Pepsi was surprised at the reaction--the ad reminds me of her last campaign.,,and the Democrats' Weltschmerz

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