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May 01, 2017

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Tupelo Honey

Like Benjamin Franklin , I prefer the well-worn nerve pathways of older, more experienced partners.

henry

Someone's pining for Barney Frank.

Tupelo Honey

Ignatz is working on humility as he sees merit in working out human chinks.

I wish more would put in the effort.

But then, sometimes vanity overtakes humility.

Jack is Back!

I haven't watched Fox News in months. I do watch Fox Business and even listen to them in the car. Maria is terrific in the morning with her array of guests. Varney is a little over the top with his cheerleading but keeps you up to speed on where the market is but not enough for investing.

I love Trish Regan and Liz Claman. Both are fairly adept interviewers as is Cavuto who is truly fair and balanced and is more suspicious of spin than O"reilly pretended to be. Then you have Lou Dobbs who is the guy holding the matches for JamesD's fire ready house.

We are 20 minutes away from seeing how if the Pens can close the Caps coffin or whether they have soe competitive life left. I have to think the Caps are good enough based on the last two seasons to salvage a victory. Can they win the whole thing, I doubt it but they do need to save collective face as a team and win one.

Tupelo Honey

See above for vanity overtakes humility, but he has been humbled by hip surgery. Everyone cn learn if they wish.

narciso

So its seems the bureau was taking tips from homelands first two seasons, and not in a good way.

Jack is Back!

Forgot to mention but I had the staples on the knee incision pulled today. New man who can finally shower, yippee.

Frederick was there to watch the procedure which I could have probably done at home it was that easy. He is into medicine and surgery especially. Spends a lot of his spare time watching YouTube's of open heart and other surgeries.

narciso

Very interesting ignatz,


So the same people who didn't appreciably complain when rodman went to north Korea,
Are now having kittens (how did that work out
Btw)

The Infamous Ignatz

Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine disagrees forcefully and pretty convincingly with Ilya Somin's position re Judge Orrick's injunction.

narciso

Great news jib

My interests were zoology, astronomy and science fiction, before history and politics.

narciso

I tried out for the navy junior year in high school, but they flagged me for a number of reasons.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TLG.

Sorry, but I calls them as I sees them. When I was on Free Republic years ago, I noticed that requently hot topics would come up on his show.

Coincidence? Maybe. You listen to Rush today and then go over and read those Treehouse threads I posted above. On their daily thread there are multiple people pointing out the similarities and pretty PO'd.

Sundance has posted that he doesn't care, he just wants the message out.

I don't care either, exceot for Rush pretending that everything comes from him. He might not even know where it came from - it might be his researchers. It's not original to him, though.

And yes, I do think he cuts corners in order to fill 3 hours every day.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2017-05-01/atlanta-fed-sees-us-second-quarter-gdp-growing-at-43-percent

4.3 !!!

Threadkiller

Idiots in Portland have set a small pile of trash on fire.

Cops went berserker and the dipshits are getting some pushback.

Local news broad says "wow!"

Jack is Back!

Caps get screwed again by unusual circumstances. I just don't think it should be a major penalty but rather a minor. No intention to take Crosby's neck off his shoulders but rather an inflexive reaction on Niskanen to protect himself. Stupid.

Its going to be chippy. Lots of penalties and most likely a bench clearing slugfest before its all over.

narciso

he didn't cite the treehouse

ttps://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/05/01/its-time-for-trump-to-take-over-leadership-from-the-house-republicans/1

Texas Liberty Gal

MM - Might it be that they both have same thoughts about what's going on with Trump & Congress??? Rush is a standup guy and not someone who is going to cut corners and take credit where credit is not due.

narciso

Reasons for concern?


http://www.babalublog.com/2017/04/30/whos-advising-trump-to-betray-his-cuban-american-supporters-son-in-law-jared-kushner/#comments

Threadkiller

But were they a resource?

Jack is Back!

Takes a 5 on 3 for the Caps to finally score and then it took close to 40 seconds of that unbalance. Geez!

daddy

I know a lot about very little and a little about a lot and absolutely nothing at all about an embarrassing number of things.
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Here is how Socrates himself tells the story in Plato's Apology:

Chaerephon...asked the oracle to tell him whether there was anyone wiser than I was, and the Pythian prophetess answered that there was no man wiser. ...When I heard the answer, I said to myself, What can the god mean? and what is the interpretation of this riddle? for I know that I have no wisdom, small or great. What can he mean when he says that I am the wisest of men? And yet he is a god and cannot lie; that would be against his nature.
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To investigate what the oracle means, Socrates then proceeds by seeking out and questioning people who were held to be wise by themselves and by others, only to find that these people who claim to be wise do not actually know what they think they know. After questioning one such person, for example, Socrates concludes,

Well, although I do not suppose that either of us knows anything really beautiful and good, I am better off than he is - for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows. I neither know nor think that I know. In this latter particular, then, I seem to have slightly the advantage of him.
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The wisdom of Socrates, paradoxically, is that, unlike others who think they have wisdom, Socrates knows that all such wisdom of men is not true wisdom at all. As Socrates describes it,

The truth is, O men of Athens, that God only is wise; and in this oracle he means to say that the wisdom of men is little or nothing; he is not speaking of Socrates, he is only using my name as an illustration, as if he said, He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing.
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Always loved that tale of Socrates and the Oracle.

Clarice Feldman

Self-educated, and you did a great job of it. Rather like Lincoln who had little but the Bible and Shakespeare to guide him. It works--with the right readers.

daddy

And Dennis Prager, whom I consider as wise as they come nowadays, always points to Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Anything that starts out by blaming jared Kushner I am simply not giving credibility, especially with that picture which portrays Kushner as a sinister presence.

I don't know about that news agency, but could it be something we are locked into because of an agreement Obama made before he left office?

Porchlight

I have always admired autodidacts. These days we have the world of knowledge literally at our fingertips, yet most people (myself included) still prefer entertainment.

narciso

It probably is part and parcel of the swamp denizens, but the lack of urgency in pushing forward policy is the concern.

Porchlight

Okay but Trump can only do so much with urgency. Again, this 100 days BS is poison.

Clarice Feldman

Rumor is Sinclair Broadcasting will start a competing channel.

narciso

Yes but can it get enough stations to cover it, we had one America on this cable package fir a week. Yet CNN MSNBC and the remnants of air America linger like barnacles.

You can't stop the signal

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-was-learned-from-focus-groups-of.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is the rundown on Sinclair Broadcasting from Wikipedia:

Sinclair Broadcast Group is an American telecommunications company that is owned by the family of company founder Julian Sinclair Smith. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, the company is the second-largest television station operator in the United States (behind Nexstar Media Group) by number of stations, and largest by total coverage; owning and/or operating a total of 154 stations across the country (165 after all currently proposed sales are approved) in nearly 80 markets (covering 30% of American households), many of which are located in the South and Midwest. Sinclair also owns or operates four radio stations, all located in the Pacific Northwest.

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Not exactly small potatoes.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Still days behind . . . and trying w-out success to catch up to "Just Ten Hours."

"President Trump needed only three four legislative items to fulfill his policy mission:

...Repeal of ObamaCare.
...Passage of Tax Reform. -OR- Just the targeted portions of the tax proposal.
...Passage of a budget.
...Build a wall along our Southern Border."

Posted by: Old Lurker | May 01, 2017 at 03:30 PM

OL is worried about the lack of progress and the caving on promises so far.

So I worry because: OL is worried, and he is *much* brighter than I.

Speaking of oBOzocare's repeal, since when is it a "repeal" to make only the slightest changes to a law?

When they repealed Prohibition, they didn't leave all of the prohibitions against wine and spirits in place, and *only* legalize the selling of beer in bars and restaurants.

Yet that is what the Rino's of the Tuesday afternoon group are demanding be done to oBOzocare. They are demanding that the "Essential Health Benefits" slew of benefits (EHB) be provided to everyone as part of any bill. The EHB plays a major role in the escalating costs of health insurance to everyone in America with a health insurance policy.

What part of "Repeal and Replace" don't the Rino's understand?

Jack is Back!!

That didn't take long. Caps get screwed again. Obvious goaltender interference that ref allows after video review. Caps challenge. Should be overturned but home cooking you know.

Jack is Back!!

Overturned as it should be. Still Caps 1-0.

narciso

The economist has more on the griddle

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/695731890934910976

The Infamous Ignatz

Fox News had revenue of ~$2.5 billion in 2015.
Sinclair had revenue of ~$2.75 billion in 2016.

Newscorp of course had much higher revenue overall.

The Infamous Ignatz

If I'm not mistaken I heard somebody on Trump's team claim they had the votes in the house for the healthcare deal.

narciso

This is what I was referring to:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/16/fbi-had-spy-in-bedroom-german-rapper-turned-isis-poster-boy-says-report.html

daddy

Glenn Reynold's (The Instapundit) reminds us that May 6th is 13th annual World Naked Gardening Day

narciso

That was the spin, of course.

The reality was something different.

The Infamous Ignatz

Is Cuban gonna be a regular on Bolling's show?
A little Mark Cuban goes a long, long way. His great accomplishment was to sell a worthless nothing to a bigger fool at the height of a bubble. It would have been like giving George C Scott a show based on his role in the Flim Flam Man.

Bolling is a smart and strong enough personality to do a show on his own or with one punching bag sidekick prog.

deplorable

I agree, iggy, I want Bolling to have his own show w/out those two girls.

Threadkiller

Might have to go back to full time slamming of the historian.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-trumps-comments-on-andrew-jackson-are-utterly-ridiculous/

If he would have checked with the source...

SalenaZito @SalenaZito Yes-> Distortion of Trump's Civil War comment reason few Americans trust media

https://mobile.twitter.com/SalenaZito/status/859175625067823104

Levin needs to chill out.

narciso

So this who the dodge dossier tracks back:

https://www.rferl.org/a/rinat-akmetshin-russia-gun-for-hire-washington-lobbying-magnitsky-browder/27863265.html

matt, deplore me if you must

It took Obama and his packed House & Senate passed the ACA on December 24, 2009 in the middle of the night. Most of it was blank pages. 100 days is pure BS.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 23m23 minutes ago

President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!
1,206 replies 747 retweets 3,049 likes

Captain Hate

Cuban was pretty good at annoying the SHF. Other than that, completely worthless. Once the Mavs won the championship, in one of the most unlikely title runs ever, I don't think he even cared about running the team.

glenda

Iggy...you are an original, unique kick-ass child of God 🙂 Respect

Porch....so glad you're safe--the extreme, dangerous facist groups that progressive-liberal literati enable, forget Texas is the "Remember the Alamo" majority mindset, still.

Even in the blue-riddled Travis county--Gun beats knife, every time !

narciso

They are actually at the Chevy chase news standard


https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCNewsWorld/status/859133907689713664

narciso

I zeroed in on the townley canary:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/white-house-clearance-process-increasingly-politicized

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4464244/FBI-married-ISIS-assigned-investigate.html

I think Comey should be fired for incompetence.

Captain Hate

They are actually at the Chevy chase news standard

They've been banging this Lester Dolt clip about how they "go to the action that everyone else runs from" like they're the 9/11 first responders instead of a useless gaggle of whiners.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

My sisters hate Lester Holt with the heat of a thousand suns, and they are nice older ladies (retired teacher and surgery nurse).

When they start talking about him I can hear my dad's army voice coming out, along with swear words. LOL!

I don't hate Holt because I never see him. I haven't watched NBC news in probably 15 years.

narciso

Zero dark 30 was quite on point:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4463802/CIA-interrogator-reveals-got-Bin-Laden.html

Captain Hate

Miss Marple,

There's something sneakily smarmy about him as he says all these snarky things but without the arrogance and bombast of Lyin' Brian Williams.

Did you get a lot of high winds today? A cold front blew through here earlier that's really bending the trees and the shitheads who put their GD garbage out before sunset now have it decorating the entire neighborhood. Of course the dickholes that run this Soviet spent tons on this useless trash collecting equipment unlike the leaders of well run bergs who have trucks equipped to heavy plastic receptacles which won't blow over and keep the trash enclosed. God forbid anybody expect the deadbeats to give a tinker's damn about making the place look respectable.

Jack is Back!!

Caps up 2-0 with 4:41 to go. Lighting candle, saying rosary.

Then off to bed.

Captain Hate

Equipped to HANDLE heavy ....

Captain Hate

That's why they play the games, JiB.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

Yes, we got wind and a lot cooler. I am fortunate that Indianapolis has those plastic bins, so we don't have trash everywhere.

I did notice, however, that people who had their bins too full so that the lid was popped up had the lids blown all the wway back. That's how strong the wind was. I had to pick up some tree branches in the front yard.

We have those trucks which have the arm which grabs the bins and empties them. Maybe you don't have that because of unions.

Jack is Back!!

Pens pull goalie twice and in 2 minutes tie it up 2-2 with 1 min to go.

Jack is Back!!

So much for the power of my rosary.

narciso

Yes its been windy down here, and we're getting some much needed rain.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple,

Maybe it's because of unions but the trucks they have now are operated by a single person, which I'd think a union would fight tooth and nail. Also they don't seem to get the same amount of holidays as the post office does. I just think our elected idiots didn't think things through very well when they purchased equipment more suitable for less severe climates. And rather than cranking my taxes at every opportunity they could start fining the clowns that put trash out before sunset per the local ordinance. And don't get me started on the lawn service goofs hunkering down in no parking areas.

I can already tell it's gonna be a miserable summer.

art in newport

I hate games like that. One team batties the entire game for a lead, and at the last, the other team is somehow right there.

Not right.

Texas Liberty Gal

OT JIB Don't give up hope!!!

Captain Hate

The Caps have been a cursed team this entire series.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I see your problem, which is that the people doing the purchasing don't have a clue about what is needed. Somebody's brother-in-law probably got the contract.

I don't think anyone on this street has lawn service. We aren't that upscale. (Not that you are, but this is truly a working class neighborhood.)

My favorite is the statue lady catty-=cornered to us. She must have 50 statues, gazing balls, whirligigs, and urns with artificial flowers in her front yard.

Texas Liberty Gal

Well MM I call them as I see them too and what I see is we will have to agree to disagree

Texas Liberty Gal

JIB - Caps win - you can thank former Stars player Trevor Daly for the power play

Jack is Back!!

Caps win 3-2 in OT on hard shot by Shattenkik.

Man Tran

CH (and Buckeye if you are around), have you heard of Marc Seales? The local jazz station has played one of his cuts, Pusher Man, pretty regularly. I keep anticipating the baseline laid down when it comes on and finally had to look the bassist up. Dave Captein. He's using an electric bass, but he does upright, too. Both guys are locals up here. Worth a listen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Texas Liberty Gal,

That's ok. It's a perception thing so who knows who is really right.

art in newport

.. the statue lady ..

Like Helen, in The Road to Mecca.

Captain Hate

MT,

That's a new name to me, although I looked him up and he's been around for a while if he played with Benny Carter and Art Pepper. I'll see if he has anything on Spotify. The only musician who I know about that's from the northwest is Rich Halley but he's in Portland.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/01/reuters-stunning-gdp-growth-anticipated-by-federal-reserve-next-quarter/#more-132064

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/01/reuters-stunning-gdp-growth-anticipated-by-federal-reserve-next-quarter/#more-132064

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Sorry for the double post. Probably a sign I should go to bed.

Nytol!

Man Tran

Captein has been in Portland as well as up in the Seattle area.

narciso

Hey art how have you been?

art in newport

Hi Narciso .. well, I've been busy. :)

But never to busy to keep up here. I saw you mentioned a questionable episode of Dr Who, something about jumping a shark.

Not a show I follow, but my kids do .. May I ask which episode seemed over the top?

narciso

The last one, ser in regency england.

art in newport

And hoping you are well, thank you for asking.

art in newport

Was that the one where the house was eating people?

narciso

So I understand from the hordes commentary and the telegraph review.

art in newport

Wait, that hasn't even aired yet. Maybe thin ice, about the killer fish in the Themes?

art in newport

Thanks.

Looking forward to Guardians, hoping to go Thursday. Seems well received so far.

art in newport

time to hit the hay

daddy

Couple macabre stories in the local paper here:

---Mob kills Muslims over cow theft in India

---First human head transplant to go ahead in China

In the second story, apparently the guy has been able to keep a transplanted rats head alive for 36 hours and he claims to have hundreds of volunteers willing to undergo the procedure.

narciso

Initially I thought it was an odd film, didn't match anything else in the marvel universe, then I got around to see it.

In what could possibly go wrong category, gal gadot's for is supposed to gen ludendorff played by that fine German actor Danny Justin, then again if Hugo weaving could pull off the red skull, ( a previous attempt by Scott Paulin the last attempt at captain america has been excused

Texas Liberty Gal

Oh daddy - reading about head transplants just before I go to bed. I forsee nightmares tonight!

narciso

They realized they could go the way of gawker:

https://mobile.twitter.com/lachlan/status/859041320031199233

daddy

Sorry TLG,

Over here in the print edition its got a picture of the transplanted rat head on another rat's neck---Yikes!

Texas Liberty Gal

Oh my gosh - well I'm thankful I don't have that image in my mind!

narciso

Should have stuck to burgers like Colin firth had with Samuel jackson.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/01/theresa-mays-downing-street-dinner-jean-claude-juncker-unravelled/

narciso

Some of what we suspected

https://spectator.org/pope-franciss-communist-mentor/

Account Deleted

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/28/documents-tie-berkeley-riot-organizers-to-pro-pedophilia-group-nambla/#ixzz4ftTKayKG

The Infamous Ignatz

Didn't someone here link that egregiously and obviously fake Palmer Report?
Yes. Yes I think someone did.

GUS

Daddy, tell me more about the BATH HOUSE RAT dying after 36 hours.

Please Daddy Please!!!


narciso

Multiple times, and crazy Louise natterings, as well, initially they were kind of amusing, but when the brainslugs have totally chewed through her amygdala,

narciso

Now the question trump raised re Jackson, seeing as he appt tamey at treasury and subsequently went on to the court, I tend to doubt it. But there was the nullification crisis where we dodged a bullet. It was Jackson's protege Polk which presided over the territorial acquisition that was another match.

GUS

Kev, I'm sure the Berkeley rioters and the NAMBLA creeps were being "surveilled" by Obama's peeeeps. Right??

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