Powered by TypePad

« David Brooks Is Right - Trump's Talent Search Will Be Difficult | Main | Tough Week For China »

May 20, 2017

Comments

Pence for your  thoughts

Whatever you do don't read..lol

Fragile anti-science rules..

Dave (in MA)
Journalists' brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.
Didn't the Captain get scolded for saying pretty much the same thing?
Threadkiller

I will highlight the overused misused word for everyone except CH:


Ted Cruz destroys his fellow senators with this hilarious tweet

Ted Cruz surprised everyone with a hilarious caption for a photo posted by the Washington Free Beacon on Twitter. The picture shows a disheveled Chuck Schumer meeting outside with Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who is inexplicably wearing a T-shirt and basketball shorts. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas was also there. Cruz said it best when he tweeted, “So anyway, it’s a romper for guys and it’s called the RompHim and I just ordered two” — a riff on the men’s romper trend that recently exploded on Kickstarter. In the past, Cruz has impressed comedy fans with his dead-on impressions of “The Simpsons”characters.

Let's check in with time traveling Trump to see what he said about this present day photo over a year ago:


@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a U.S. Senator. How the hell did he ever get elected? @greta

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2016

Maybe "Destroys" translates to something else in Canadian like "::giggle::"


Cruz was funny but Trump was destroying.

Pence for your  thoughts

Pence: American Fascist.


"None of us knows what deviance lurks in Mike Pence’s tight little heart, needless to say. But considering yourself a prospective sinner at all times is entirely consistent with evangelical tradition. Remember Jimmy Carter, in his legendary 1976 Playboy interview, confessing that he had “committed adultery in [his] heart many times” because he had “looked on a lot of women with lust.” The secular left can look back on that quaint, pre-Bill Clinton moment with an “Aw, Grandpa!” level of fond exasperation — that’s not what adultery means! — but for guys like Mike Pence, the struggle is real.

Of all the terrible things Mike Pence has done in the name of his brand of evangelical Christianity, the practice of self-righteously skipping dinners with women he isn’t related to isn’t one of them. Yet Pence is being savaged for his puritanical approach to marriage and social life not because he’s an evangelical Christian, but because he’s not a Jimmy Carter-style evangelical. This has little to do with his marriage itself — if I had to have dinner with Mike Pence I’d probably be a bit grateful for Karen’s company, all things considered — and everything to do with the way he tries to impose his faith in the public sphere.

When Donald Trump tapped Pence to be his running mate, the Indy Star gave a rundown of the 10 things to know about Pence, who was then the governor of Indiana. No. 1 was his claim that he’s “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” His two lodestars are the Bible and the writings of Russell Kirk, the author of “The Conservative Mind.” Here’s Pence on what Kirk’s work has taught him:

The conservative is animated by the principle of driving toward the ideal of solutions that are grounded in economic freedom and individual liberty, but also understanding that compromise is part of the conservative approach to governance.

“Individual liberty,” in Pence’s case, seems to be a one-way street. His work to curtail rights for women and LGBT people can be seen as evidence of his No. 1 identity as an evangelical Christian, with its faith-driven anti-abortion mission and strong preference for heteronormative social roles, overriding his secondary identity as an upholder of freedom and individual liberty. But I would be surprised if Pence sees them as being in conflict with each other: It all depends on whose individual liberty you believe is most under threat.

To an evangelical of his stripes, the conservative Christian lifestyle — “Billy Graham Rule” and all — is the endangered one because it is out of step with the contemporary social mores reflected in America’s mass media and our country’s progress in areas that conservative evangelicals consider antithetical to their beliefs, like the legal definition of marriage expanding beyond “man and wife.” In other words, so the persecuted evangelical thinking goes, Jimmy Kimmel’s probably going to make a joke about my marriage — and that’s not fair!

It is the height of narcissism to look at, say, a trans man’s right not to be murdered for walking down the street, or a woman’s right to control when and if and how she becomes pregnant or carries a pregnancy to term, as being less significant to the mission of upholding individual liberty than your personal feelings about being laughed at by Democrats, especially when you are in power. But if Pence and his ilk want their Christian values to be respected by the wider public, he and leaders like him might look to Carter as a guide for how to incorporate a spiritual life into public service.

Carter, like many presidents, was close with Billy Graham but didn’t want him leading services in the White House, as he had done for previous administrations. The born-again “redeemer president” who read the Bible aloud with his wife Rosalynn every night and attended a Baptist church made a point of keeping his religious practices out of his policymaking, except in matters of waging peace and caring for the less fortunate. Nobody’s saying that Pence has to embrace the progressive evangelical values that Carter upheld, but how about a good old-fashioned conservative compromise? Conservative Christians in office might find the wider culture more willing to uphold their humanity, and push back against the mocking of their religious beliefs, if they prove themselves willing to do unto others first.

Dave (in MA)
http://www.drudgereport.com/
"Pooper" -- for the time being, anyway.
Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

Trump has Sasse's number. Not a doubt in my mind.

Threadkiller

Sassehole and Cotton chillin' with Schoooomer?

What gives with that?

#Collusion

Truthbetold5

TK

Did you get what you needed?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/armitage-on-cia-leak-i-screwed-up/

Texas Liberty Gal

'Trump has Sasse's number. Not a doubt in my mind.'

So does Cruz! #greatminds

Pence for your  thoughts

Eric strikes again..

"Republicans like to point out how disastrous President Barack Obama’s tenure was for the Democratic Party. During his presidency, Democrats reached new lows in state legislative, gubernatorial and congressional seats. More than 1,000 state and federal seats moved to the GOP. And though many prefer to blame James B. Comey or Russia, there can be no question that Democratic losses in 2016 were compounded by an inept Clinton campaign team that ignored the plight of working-class Americans in the Rust Belt, focusing instead on people who looked and thought just like they did.

Donald Trump was able to connect with voters with whom he had nothing in common largely because the Clinton campaign left a vacuum on the other side of the aisle, which Trump gladly filled. Nonetheless, throughout 2016 I maintained my opposition to Trump for three reasons, two of which are increasingly, worryingly relevant.

Keep Reading


First, I did not think Trump could beat Hillary Clinton. When it came to the popular vote, of course, he did not, but thanks to roughly 70,000 people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, he won the presidency.

Read These Comments
The best conversations on The Washington Post
Sign up
Second, I thought that Trump, even if he won, would be deeply destructive to the national fabric and to the conservative ideas I support.

Third, I strongly believed that Trump lacks moral character and that he sets a bad example both for my children and for people of faith. I repeatedly said throughout the campaign that if God wanted Trump in the White House, he would not need Christians to dirty themselves to make it happen.

Unfortunately, while I was wrong about my first concern, I am increasingly worried about the latter two. Trump’s evangelical Christian supporters often told me that whether we liked Trump or not, we needed him to save the Supreme Court. My response remains that four years of Clinton appointing judges, while awful, would be nothing compared with a generational wipeout of the GOP. Watergate may have turned Charles Colson from hatchet man to pastor, but the defense of President Trump is turning a lot of pastors into hatchet men. Few people come away from Trump’s orbit without compromising their characters.


A Republican reckoning is on the horizon. Voters are increasingly dissatisfied with a Republican Party unable to govern. And congressional Republicans increasingly find themselves in an impossible position: If they support the president, many Americans will believe they are neglecting their duty to hold him accountable. But if they do their duty, Trump’s core supporters will attack them as betrayers — and then run primary candidates against them..

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Saudi trooper guarding President and Mrs. Trump:

Link for those who can't right click.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DATiDOrXUAUFs6L.jpg

Photo with ID courtesy of ThomoasWictor.

Threadkiller

Hey, TBT!

Shift change so soon?

Did you bring that Mueller source with you or did the dog eat it again?

https://youtu.be/JFvujknrBuE

Truthbetold5

TK

You were crying for a source, Now what do you have to say?

Frau  Hosenbeutel

Miss M. - most of us remember when another troll did similar carpet bombing posts. The gentleman was educated and sometimes shared wonderful music. His concern was Muslims in the US, and he wanted them *all* removed. IIRC I don't believe he wanted to ruin the blog. He wanted to debate his positions and got few takers. The cut and paste was awful.

Fifty years ago, there was an unfortunate captive in the Cologne zoo great ape house. He was so bored, and probably crazed, he threw his excrement all around and at the glass window where the visitors stood. Some thought it very amusing but others felt sorry for the dumb beast who was trapped for a lifetime with nothing to do but play with his feces. He had no real choices.

SOB indeed.


JM Hanes

Hi daddy!

Sure am glad you're back online! Like a several other JOM folks, there are a number of painkillers that don't work for me (and it takes double doses of those that do), but, happily, Lidocaine for stuff like this isn't one of them, and I really didn't start feeling much till after I made the drive home.

Captain Hate:

Damn roots! My malefactor was this remnant of a cedar stump I picked up on one of my walk-abouts, sort of the way people collect driftwood from beaches. It was hiding amongst a crowd shrubberies awaiting transplantation on my porch, and my little accident was sort of like stepping on a rake in reverse.

 photo Root-Canal_zpsy0ythsgi.jpg

Kind of a mess but way better than screwing up with a chainsaw.

Threadkiller

Mueller is mentioned in that source doing exactly what you claim he did?

Tell me where to put the quotation marks, since you never actually quote anything, and I will cut and paste the passage here on JOM for you!

Deal?

narciso

yes, the jew bating Russophile former bureau agent, the byzantine scholar who didn't get the point of scripture,

Truthbetold5

TK

What if Mueller is not a U.S Citizen?

Frau  Hosenbeutel

Yike and double yike, JMH!


"Inside Comey" was a good read, but made it sound as if Comey did not have the experience for FBI director. He had been around law enforcement and then the DoJ bit under GWB. Another "boy scout" reputation that paid off. Bigly.

I hope even half of it is true. *When* did Comey show his memos to his buddies? I hope the AG has it all tucked away in a secure place away from those anonymous sources.

Truthbetold5

TK

So the FBI knew, but the FBI director did not?

Noneya

Republicans like to point out how disastrous President Barack Obama’s tenure was for the Democratic Party. During his presidency, Democrats reached new lows in state legislative, gubernatorial and congressional seats. More than 1,000 state and federal seats moved to the GOP. And though many prefer to blame James B. Comey or Russia, there can be no question that Democratic losses in 2016 were compounded by an inept Clinton campaign team that ignored the plight of working-class Americans in the Rust Belt, focusing instead on people who looked and thought just like they did.

Donald Trump was able to connect with voters with whom he had nothing in common largely because the Clinton campaign left a vacuum on the other side of the aisle, which Trump gladly filled. Nonetheless, throughout 2016 I maintained my opposition to Trump for three reasons, two of which are increasingly, worryingly relevant.

Keep Reading


First, I did not think Trump could beat Hillary Clinton. When it came to the popular vote, of course, he did not, but thanks to roughly 70,000 people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, he won the presidency.

Read These Comments
The best conversations on The Washington Post
Sign up
Second, I thought that Trump, even if he won, would be deeply destructive to the national fabric and to the conservative ideas I support.

Third, I strongly believed that Trump lacks moral character and that he sets a bad example both for my children and for people of faith. I repeatedly said throughout the campaign that if God wanted Trump in the White House, he would not need Christians to dirty themselves to make it happen.

Unfortunately, while I was wrong about my first concern, I am increasingly worried about the latter two. Trump’s evangelical Christian supporters often told me that whether we liked Trump or not, we needed him to save the Supreme Court. My response remains that four years of Clinton appointing judges, while awful, would be nothing compared with a generational wipeout of the GOP. Watergate may have turned Charles Colson from hatchet man to pastor, but the defense of President Trump is turning a lot of pastors into hatchet men. Few people come away from Trump’s orbit without compromising their characters.


A Republican reckoning is on the horizon. Voters are increasingly dissatisfied with a Republican Party unable to govern. And congressional Republicans increasingly find themselves in an impossible position: If they support the president, many Americans will believe they are neglecting their duty to hold him accountable. But if they do their duty, Trump’s core supporters will attack them as betrayers — and then run primary candidates against them.

Frau  Hosenbeutel

Flashback! You nailed him, narciso. Those details are the important ones.

Threadkiller

LOL.


Here, TBT, take a look at this:

The Inside Story on James B. Comey | SOTN: Alternative News & Commentary

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=72788

Buckeye posted it on the previous page.

Are you capable of writing your theory in a similar manner?

Or is it always going to be #TemberBeTantrum responses?

Threadkiller

...Temper...

Frau  Hosenbeutel

"Keep Reading"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Didn't even start.

glenda

Dave...I wasn't scolding Captain about horrible journalists..just advocating Autism does not equal low intelligence--I know Capt only meant to offend the jerks in media.

Yea, I get touchy about "funning" on autism --- but I'd be a coward if I didn't.

boris

The Elfin sword didn't much care for debate. Whenever DoT interacted it was treated like a disrespectful affront.

narciso

concern trolls are so concerned for our wellbeing,

Truthbetold5

TK

Did you understand the inside story?

Threadkiller

Nothing to quote here... move along... move along.

Truthbetold5

But you didn't understand when I told you that Comey was as crooked as they come.

You are a child, TK

Threadkiller

You were talking to me about Comey?

Huh...

Who knew?

#NewtWillBeVP!!

Truthbetold5

TK

You really are lost without a birther mission

Truthbetold5

TK

Heads up! Mueller is as crooked as Comey.

Noneya

You're well being is of minimal concern.

Try real hard to see beyond yourself narco.

In a few generations you'll see progress.

Threadkiller

I must really be important to you.

Curious.

narciso

since he was one who predicted his election, he seems to have soured,

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/removing-trump-wont-solve-americas-crisis/

Truthbetold5

You're a useful idiot

Threadkiller

That you strive to win over.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I cannot emphasize how important the events in Saudi Arabia are.

If you listen tot his full press conference here between Tillerson and the Saudi foreign minister, you learn that they are sensitive to their bad reputation in the West, and want to work with the US rather than being considered a quasi-enemy.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/20/secretary-tillerson-and-minister-adel-al-jubeir-explain-intent-and-scope-of-historic-trade-agreements/

This is a good sign. They are sick of getting the side eye in the US and Europe, and want to be part of the civilized world.

As always, trust but verify, but this is a great first step.

Noneya

Especislly proscribed are multi-syllabic sentence structure indicating a dangerous level of educamation and more than superficial thoughts of persecuton and similar complexes easily treated by exposure to daily life.

Vitamin D sunshine seems the best medicine.

Truthbetold5

"useful"

Nice rsck

Politics

House Inquiry Turns Attention to Trump Campaign Worker With Russia Ties

Michael Caputo, who served as a communications adviser to the Trump campaign, in 2010. Mr. Caputo did work in the early 2000s for Gazprom Media, a Russian conglomerate that supported President Vladimir V. Putin.
YANA PASKOVA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
MAY 20, 2017
Michael Caputo, who served as a communications adviser to the Trump campaign, has been asked by the House committee investigating Russian election meddling to submit to a voluntary interview and to provide any documents he may have that are related to the inquiry.

The House Intelligence Committee, which is examining possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, made its request in a letter on May 9. Mr. Caputo, who lives near Buffalo and spent six months on the Trump team, worked in Russia during the 1990s and came to know Kremlin officials. He also did work in the early 2000s for Gazprom Media, a Russian conglomerate that supported President Vladimir V. Putin.

Mr. Caputo has strongly denied that there was any collusion between him or anyone else on the campaign and Russian officials. He has also accused the committee of smearing him.

A Democratic member of the panel, Representative Jackie Speier of California, raised Mr. Caputo’s name during the March 20 hearing where James B. Comey, then the F.B.I. director, testified on Russia’s interference in the election. She noted Mr. Caputo’s work for Gazprom, and the fact that he met his second wife, who is Ukrainian, while working in 2007 on a parliamentary election in Kiev.


Mr. Caputo is the latest in a string of Trump campaign officials who have been approached by the committee. He is a protégé of Roger J. Stone Jr., one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers and one of the people who has been a focus of investigators’ interest. Mr. Stone has also denied having any contact with Russian officials.

The panel’s letter asked Mr. Caputo to “produce documents and other materials to the committee and participate in a voluntary transcribed interview at the committee’s offices,” according to a copy obtained by The New York Times.

It asked for “any documents, records, electronically stored information including email, communication, recordings, data and tangible things” that could “reasonably lead to the discovery of any facts within the investigation’s publicly announced parameters.”

The committee said it wanted to discuss with Mr. Caputo a number of topics, “including Russian cyberactivities directed against the 2016 U.S. election, potential links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns, the U.S. government’s response to these Russian active measures, and related leaks of classified information.”

Mr. Caputo has denounced the allegations for months on social media, and said he tried to contact Ms. Speier the day after she mentioned him and his wife in the hearing.

In a written response to the committee, Mr. Caputo, who said he plans to comply with its request, said, “At no time during this period did I have any contact with Russian government officials or employees.” He said he did not discuss Russia with anyone else on the campaign, including Mr. Trump, during his employment from November 2015 to June 2016.


“The only time the president and I talked about Russia was in 2013, when he simply asked me in passing what it was like to live there in the context of a dinner conversation,” he wrote.

.

Threadkiller

Yes. "Useful."

I show that an idiot can demolish your theories.

Captain Hate

glenda was quite correct to call me out on that; I've encouraged people to do so when appropriate.

Truthbetold5

Yes TK, you are an idiot

Truthbetold5

I am starting to think Glenda would be right to call me out for what I am doing to TK

narciso

you thought the flash was convoluted, I still don't see how they can write themselves out of their conundrum,

how about 12 monkeys the series, which has a terminator element in reverse, the heroes are the parents of the villain that started the pandemic at one point,

narciso

looks like the real agent carter. except she wasn't british,

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/20/what-could-a-mysterious-us-spy-know-about-the-jfk-assassination-215143

narciso

history is stranger than most fiction,

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_301-325/doc0322.html

Clarice Feldman

Sad news for Louis Mensch fans--she's still crazy:http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/fbi-raid-orrin-hatch-russian-election-meddling/index.html

Barbara

I cannot emphasize how important the events in Saudi Arabia are.

Miss Marple,

It is impressive and holds great promise, Miss Marple. The President hinted at this world strategy during his campaign. It's gratifying to see it start to come together, and makes the reasons for this as his first trip overseas so much more important and understandable.

Thanks to you, I've been able to see and enjoy it all.

On an added note, I'm very impressed with First Lady Melania. She knows how to strike just the right note. The only other First Lady I recall having that ability was Jacqueline Kennedy. I remember a history teacher remarking on that when she accompanied President Kennedy to Nicaragua, I believe it was. She not only dressed in the perfect outfit for the country they were visiting, she gave a short speech in Spanish. These sorts of things are very important, and I believe that Melania Trump has been and will continue to be of great help to her husband's administration.

Barbara

Oops, I forgot to repost your link, Miss M. Can't let those pesky, little Adam Henrys disturb the flow of good information.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/20/secretary-tillerson-and-minister-adel-al-jubeir-explain-intent-and-scope-of-historic-trade-agreements/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

I am not interested in the rantings of never Trumpers like that guy in your last article.

Unfit for the presidency? While Bill Clinton (2 terms) walks amongst us?

They hate that Queens accent, I am telling you.

Frau  Hosenbeutel

"...By MAGGIE HABERMAN"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

SOB

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Barbara,

I agree about Melania Trump. I am old enough to remember Jacqueline Kennedy, and you are right about what an asset she was.

I notice she is always paying attention to her surroundings. I vanka does the same thing. I think they are very valuable eyes and ears in large gatherings, and a real asset with their beauty and impeccable dress.

A lot of people may think this is superficial, but paying attention to details and appearances is how President Trump became a billionaire.

Frau  Diesel

Louise Mensch - Welcome to the Institute for the Very, Very Nervous Loony!

Those who are tardy get no fruit cup!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Yet I caught Newt on Hannity's Radio Show yesterday and Newt was very intent on saying that Trump is indeed in big peril and entirely due to the sort of the fishing expeditions that occur, ala Scooter Libby, as a result of these sort of investigations...--

I would like to remind people that had master lawyer Scooter Libby advised his client to keep his piehole shut he would not have had a problem.

Frau  Diesel

Miss M. - I admire the way Melania Trump is looking out for her son *and* her husband. She could be living the vida linda with nary a worry. She has taken on the role without a frown or scowl.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

Quite true. Dems realized this. Hence "I don't recall..."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The Elfin sword didn't much care for debate.--

Depended on the subject. Anything to do with the actual universe we inhabit, it was about as easy to engage him in debate as Master Ben Franklin Esq: Imbecile Without Portfolio or Cerebrum.

If it was about his intensely lunatic theory on ancient Judaism or some other nutcake esoterica you couldn't shut the clownhole up.

lurkersusie

Lovely pictures

Arabian Veritas on Twitter: "Saudi @KingSalman received @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS @MelaniaTrump at the historic Murabba Palace this evening | #RiyadhSummit https://t.co/zIWGEry7zh"

narciso

the mechanism is disturbingly similar, libby's unwillingness to admit he was speaking with miller, and cooper, was it, pence's insistence on focusing on being peeved at Flynn's, this how the breach the shields, without using atomics,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Let's not forget the Saudi leadership are kinda horrible people by and large and Islam has been one of the great disasters of planet earth during its existence.
If Trump can cajole them to conform their interests to ours for a time, bully for him, but I hope he doesn't turn his back on them.
They are as corrupt and as fanatical as the Persian mullahs.

narciso

yes, it something we will be reminded of, if he vetoes jasta, or if another event of note comes to pass with ties to the kingdom, it is that area, not Russia which should concerm

sbwaters

Yes, Ig, but an existential threat can lead to mutually useful alliances.

And, sometimes it can lead to cultural change.

Captain Hate

I'm still not sure how to think of Pence vs. Flynn because unless I'm missing something very obvious, the only way both come out looking good is that it was a trap to catch leakers.

Jim Eagle

I knew about 5 years ago that the sand box was about to reform itself one hang nail at a time but reform. It was when Al-Jebier became more than the higly educated, western focused, American english speaking statesman and elevated to the FM position. He is a huge influence on the modernization of SA and until Tillerson's remarks not given enough credit.

Now can he rein the idiot goat f**kers in the madrassa's that is another matter. The big challenge in SA is what to do with all their youth, male and female. They have no work ethic - paki's, koreans and indians do all the manual and even non-manual work. Now they need to get them into a social structure that includes more than sitting around the mosque sucking on a hookah and doing something productive.

If they don't solve that issue then they are not much on the true road to reform.

Off to bed. Slaap lekker and don't let bed bugs bite.

narciso

something in the water up there,

http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/community-member-term-for-suspects-on-seattle-police-use-of-force-reports/521033548

Clarice Feldman

EXCUSE ME--WHO IS THE "ELFIN SWORD"? Leace here for only 15 minutes and you're lost.

narciso

anduril, mark Waugh, brother in law to Robert hanson, who also had a Russian fetish,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

The presser with Tillerson and the Saudi foreign minister was quite telling. Sisi's speech to the Imams at the big university in Cairo a couple of years ago emphasized how Muslims are now seen as suspect as dangerous, and this is bad for their faith.

The Saudi foreign minister said this:

"The President is to be commended for his foresight and his vision in taking this very bold and very historic step which has the potential of changing our world. If we can change the conversation in the Islamic world from enmity towards the U.S. to partnership with the U.S., and if we can change the conversation in the U.S. and in the West from enmity towards the Islamic world to one of partnership, we will have truly changed our world and we will have truly drowned the voices of extremism and we will have drained the swamps in which – from which extremism and terrorism emanates."

I maintain that the Saudis are tired of being suspect people because of terrorism. All they want is respect and prosperity. Sisi's efforts (done with the approval of the late king) are paying off. The election of Trump has given them the green light to move forward.

I am very interested in the President's speech tomorrow. It is about Islam. Ask yourself if any other US president has addressed this. Answer: no.

Texas Liberty Gal

Interesting - re:Jared & Ivanka
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-get-rabbinic-pass-to-travel-with-trump-on-air-force-one/article/2623624

Buckeye

The way I see it, Trump got the Saudis to agree to pre-position armaments that we may need in the future, and the Saudis paid us $110 billion for the privledge.

Also set the stage for US businesses to pick up another $200 billion in orders.

Going to keep a few Americans working, some factories humming. Good days work.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If Trump can prompt or facilitate a true reform of islam, forget Mt Rushmore; he'll need his own mountain. Maybe the one Muhammad went to.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

CIA Incompetence Allowed China To Murder A Dozen CIA Assets While Hillary Clinton Was Secretary Of State.
During the reign of the Chocolate Messiah and Lady MacBeth.
Hard to figure with such great leaders.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

"We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You": China's Xi Threatens Duterte If Philippines Drills For Oil...in their own waters.
That should be a big selling point for those lucky nations along the new Silk Noose Road.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

According to what I have been reading, the King and the Crown Prince are wanting reform, but they have to go slow. Having Melania and Ivanka at these ceremonies with heads uncovered is part of this, as well as the handshake withMelania by the King.

There have been some unmentioned actions with women in business and the professions.

I think they have realized that they are falling behind because of their strict rules, but they cannot just suddenly emancipate women or there is going to be chaos and attacks from radicals who will call them apostates.

The meeting and speech tomorrow are very important. I will be watching it on the internet.

narciso

rocket surgery, don't try this at home,

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/05/19/chris-cuomo-to-gop-rep-sean-duffy-there-is-no-proof-of-no-evidence-of-trump-russia-collusion/

daddy

QUIZ TIME!

In honor of Pippa's Wedding, time for now for a "One from Column A, one from Column B,..." edition!


A)Ginger or Maryanne?


B) Betty or Veronica?

C) Lois or Lana?


D) Pippa or Kate?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Ginger; tall redhead.
Veronica; kind of a smart ass.
Lois; always had a thing for Teri Hatcher = they're real and they're spectacular. :)
Kate; by a mile.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Venezualan general caught telling the other generals they'll have to start using snipers to murder civilians.
One guy objects on the grounds they'll all end up in jail if they do; other than that the plan is dandy.

Captain Hate

rocket surgery, don't try this at home,

After a point basic human compassion would say "bless his heart" if the patriarch of the inbreds hadn't been so massively lionized by the dolts in the MFM that even a genius level intellect, which far exceeded the grasp of the de rigueur C student greaseball, would be challenged to live up to it. And the next generation are entitled idiots who should've been drowned at birth like how my neighbors used to dispose of unwanted puppies, with the caveat that at least puppies are cute.

If you sum the IQs of the CNN prime timers, do you hit double digits?

Frau  Diesel

Fab photos that I will not see anywhere else, lurkersusie. Thanks so much.

Imo it was always to Mrs. O's credit that she did not let anyone make her repeat her Indonesian humiliation when she went to Saudi Arabia in 2015; however,she gave her stink eye a bit. I seem to remember that one of the males in the receiving line did not take her hand. I may be mistaken.

Captain Hate

something in the water up there

Just dump Seattle along with Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The country will be much better off.

Threadkiller

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-rolls-by-toby-keith-concert-in-a-golf-cart-with-saudi-king-salman/article/2623721

daddy

you thought the flash was convoluted, I still don't see how they can write themselves out of their conundrum,

Narciso,


Maybe they could have JR's brother Bobby Ewing step out of the shower and join Fonzie on water skies.

BTW,

Ginger, Veronica, Lana, and Kate!

BeenThereDoneThat

Note Adam Entous, WaPo, and Evan McMullin in this story - Narciso may have been right on this guy Entous, re that Brit's accidental clandestine email eavesdrop (inside our IC?) two threads back..

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/18/evan-mcmullin-kevin-mccarthy-washington-posts-trump-putin-entous-washington-post/

Clarice Feldman

Frau, several did not shake her hand.

Frau  Diesel

CH - it's been far left since Skid Row (Road) began.
I'm heading that way this coming week for our son's birthday. I'll be next door to Jim Miller's town, and he still doesn't heart Pres. Trump but he's not insane about it.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/11/where-the-term-skid-row-came-from/

Frau  Diesel

Thanks, Clarice. I did not watch but heard something about it.

How much more can CA take? This man is an embarrassment to all Californians and to all his ancestors.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said recent allegations against President Trump have reached a critical level that can not be ignored and could require legal action.

"We no longer just have smoke. We have a raging 10-alarm fire at the White House," Lieu said in a Thursday interview on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

The House judiciary committee member said Trump's firing former FBI Director James Comey was an attempt to relieve pressure on himself, a "classic case of obstruction of justice."

Threadkiller

I wonder if they skipped a step there Frau.

There were transports that operated on skids and were drug by teams of horses. I wonder if it was called a skid road by the loggers because it actually was a "skid" road.

Barbara

As the NYT reports:

“Some were convinced that a mole within the CIA had betrayed the United States.

Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the CIA used to communicate with foreign sources.

Years later, that debate remains unresolved."

Ignatz,

Re: your 9:49 PM link -

Has anyone considered Hillary's Hacked Server? Or Huma's? Or her husband's? Or Obama's? The list is endless.

BeenThereDoneThat

Don't know how that odd link got posted - here's the right link:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/18/evan-mcmullin-kevin-mccarthy-washington-posts-trump-putin-entous-washington-post/

daddy

Just having Melania and Ivanka walking around in the Kingdom and wearing gorgeous clothes and not wearing headscarves will remind Islamic women what it was like 40 years ago in so many Middle Eastern countries to have the freedom to do the same, back before the Mullah's reordered society to pressure women into their Black Garbage bags.

If nothing else happens this trip but that they see Western women not kowtowing to Islamic social dictates it'll have been worth it.

Frau  Diesel

Yes, TK, I heard the same about the original use of that road. The town was originally higher up than the water, I believe. Things were later made level. The entire town was so muddy, a person could slide down the hill even if not drunk as many were. The political history is quite unusual, I think, because of the early leftist/socialist/prog leanings which continued till today.

The progs have high hopes with Mr. Mueller. Shirts are being sold with "Mueller Time" on the front. I hope they are left with carp on their faces.

Dublindave

Just had a horrible thought....what if after all these investigations we Dems find zero collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and even the entire Russian interference malarkey gets called into question?


Shoot! Maybe we need to pull back a little and hedge our bets. Play it cool for a while like...."we never said Trump was guilty, we just wanted to investigate Russians interference in our election. There was no interference? Well good! Now we know thanks to the investigations blah blah blah..."


Dems need to cool their jets a little on this whole Russian thing.

Captain Hate

dumbassdave sounds more sober than I am now.

Some of my Zuckerberg "friends" are acting out just as immaturely over Roger Ailes death as they did Tony Snow's. I blame public schools.

breathedeepthegatheringgloom

What ya gonna do when they come for you

http://ibankcoin.com/zeropointnow/2017/05/20/kim-dotcom-goes-all-in-i-knew-seth-rich-i-was-involved-sean-hannity-offers-platform/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I blame Evil. It has corrupted a great many minds. It's in my own family.

I am praying for divine intervention.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Wilson/Plame