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July 22, 2017


Thomas Collins

What is Jane Austen's take on whether Aaron Judge's whacking the ball in the home run contest has ruined his second half?

Thomas Collins

What is Jane Austen's take on whether Aaron Judge's whacking the ball in the home run contest has ruined his second half?

Thomas Collins

And why is the British Open now the Open?


I warned you guys there is only a slim chance that this is the last page thingy: justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/07/back-in-merry-olde-england/comments/page/99991/#comments


and failure....


Thanks for the numerous posts and for being a really nice guy.
Dunkirk captured a visual of the action and circumstances in a moving and memorable manner.
Highly recommend.


How is your son doing?

Frau Pfadfinderin

OT - After watching the USS Gerald Ford commissioning, I was reminded that only Democrats spit on Boy Scout honor guards posting the nation's colors. Is it nature or nurture?

Frau Emil Zátopek

TM has turned JOM into speed dating!
Gotta hustle to keep up.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

TC, The British Open has always been "The Open" - at least as long as I can remember which goes back to grade school.

James D.

McTurtle needs to go, part the nth:



maryrose, thank you for asking. His first post-surgical check up showed that everything was going according to plan. He still needs pain-killers however.


Nyah! Last page.


Carlos slims usual chimp set wastes time with squirrel;


Thomas Collins

Thanks, Jane. I remember it being called the British Open in my yute. Perhaps the popular references to it have caught up with the official name.


I got no use for anybody who says tannoy, wazzock, or rota, and I wouldn't be caught dead in a cockpit with a one of 'em.

Thomas Collins

In the third question and answer segment in the article linked below, Golf Digest says the official name is The Open Championship.



Very sorry to hear about Joe Rago's death. There just aren't many good guys in that business; sad to lose one that young.

Better not be any funny business either.

Jim Eagle


Only the American press calls it "The British Open". It is called The Open Championship since the first one in 1860. If you go, all the merchandise is labelled "The Open".

All other "opens" need a modifier to distiguish it from The Open (i.e. US Open, Canadian Open,etc).

Whover wins is called "The Championship Golfer of the Year".


Glenn Simpson has been subpoenaed.


maryrose...Well..Eric Holder is still in contempt of Congress re:subpoenaed info--I hope since he's(Simpson) stated he'll take 5th(per his attorney)..the committee sought their $$records, as they have Jared's and Manafort's..

Well, I can dream, right? 😉

Thomas Collins

Thanks, JiB. Reminds me of the AFL-NFL World Championship Game often being referred to by a colloquial title, the Super Bowl. Of course, in that case, the colloquial won out and became the official title. I guess it is more catchy than changing the Ls to Cs to reflect the merger and calling it the AFC-NFC World Championship Game.

Anthony Scaramucci @Scaramucci

The politics of "gotcha" are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people

1:55 PM · Jul 22, 2017

This is the real guy, not the parody.


Does Scaramucci still have the right to sue the pants off CNN or has he given that up by accepting their apology? I would hope he still holds that leverage over their heads.


Some things to consider


I would separate Iraq from the other examples

Jim Eagle

Watching a repeat of the TdF time trial in Marseille and they have had brilliant weather for all the stages. Such, that some of the most cinematic vistas of France and all its regions are just brilliant. I see big tourism rise for those stages/regions especially along the German, Swiss and Italian borders.

We had planned on going over to Belgium via Zurich and drive up through Germany and back through Lux, France and Geneva. But Frederick is on the football team and they are finishing up weight room and agility moving onto mini-camp then full practice starts August 17. Two a days, M-W-F and one a days Tu-Thu some saturdays are scrimmages.

Not much time for travel.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

As we watch the leftists attempt to turn the USA into a second Venezuela: IMO, every American needs to read the link JamesD put up at 01:59.

After reading that link please read


IMO, the Leftists don't care about defeating Thump, their real aim is to defeat America.


I don't know, daddy, but I do know that it screws with CNN heads to see Scaramucci, public proof positive that CNN is fake news, walking around in the WH with Trump's ear every day.


I think it's a matter of honor on scaramucci part

Jim Eagle

Well, if -peter is right about Port Washington Italians and working in the sand pits, I don't think Scaramucci gives a rat's ass about what the media thinks, writes or says as long as it is the truth and not FAKE. He will be a fresh voice of advocacy for MAGA and help get it back on track.

From the look of his Mom in that photo with Trump, her house is the place to go on Sunday for dinner:)


One America News is running this video clip on the New York Times leak that allowed Al Baghdadi to escape our clutches. My transcript:

Tony Thomas, Commander US Special Ops: There were points in time when we were particularly close to him, unfortunately there were some leaks about what we were up to at that time. When we went after Abu Sayef, the Oil Minister, who was very close to him, one of his personal confidantes, he didn't live but his wife did. She gave us a treasure trove of information about where she had just been with Baghdadi in Raqqa, days prior. And so that was a very good lead. Unfortunately it was leaked in a prominent National Newspaper (The Times) about a week later and that lead went dead.

Remind me again why General Sherman's Court Martialing of the New York Reporter was a bad idea.

Jim Eagle


Until we interpret the first amendment to include treason or sedition in press freedom don't expect a Sherman result.

Jim Eagle


Jack Bauer (of NZ) is 10th so far in the time trial. Is there nothing he can't do?


Well this couldn't be significant



Roger Simon on the "Blood Sport" of Mueller vs Trump:

Mueller and Trump Prepare for War with America the Loser

If Trump and his family are singled out for this when the Democrats have skated, this will be regarded by a vast proportion of the public as selective prosecution further exacerbating the ominous possible results I referred to above.

To take any of this seriously as a search for truth is absurd. It's more like a blood sport, the modern equivalent of a gladiatorial.


One of our house guests this weekend was a friend of Rago's. Nobody knows anything, yet. They are saying natural causes, and/but doing an autopsy. He was not known to do drugs or have any kind of nefarious or secret life.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Something Special:


Amazing, with all the leftist BS, there are still Special people>


Hey Rosenstein get control of the special counsel
you hired. Leakers

(Reuters) - U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is examining Manafort's financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.

Between 2006 and 2013, Manafort bought three New York properties, including one in Trump Tower in Manhattan. He paid for them in full and later took out mortgages against them. A former senior U.S. law enforcement official said that tactic is often used as a means to hide the origin of funds gained illegally. Reuters has no independent evidence that Manafort did this.

The sources also did not say whether Mueller has uncovered any evidence to charge Manafort with money laundering, but they said doing so is seen by investigators as critical in getting his full cooperation in their investigation.


Posted by: lurkersusie | July 22, 2017 at 04:07 PM


Mueller, Mueller Mueller

Tucker: Trump White House has lost control of its fate | Fox News Video


Posted by: lurkersusie | July 22, 2017 at 03:54 PM


Speaking of Sports, I did not know that the Eskimo Ear Tug was somehow supposed to relate to the experience of having frostbitten ears. This rather brutal video of yesterday's competition provides that bit of insight: Ears Of Steel.

Of for a bike ride. Later.

Man Tran

Scaramucci, Ivory, Sophia Loren: WTH is it with certain I-talians being both good looking and aging at less than half the rate of the rest of us??


TC, The British Open has always been "The Open" - at least as long as I can remember which goes back to grade school.

Posted by: Jane (Stand against the Coup) | July 22, 2017 at 01:53 PM

In the United States of America that I know it has never, ever been "The Open" and it most definitely isn't today. That title is reserved for the United States Open.

It's the damn British Open, Jane, and they best be satisfied with that title. I never heard it referred to the wrong way until ESPN started this "you *will* like soccer" kick (nope), you *will* pay attention to the WNBA (nope), and you *will* refer to this major as "The" Open (hellz to the nah, nah, nah).

We're Americans and here in "The World" we will fight over that shiznit, Jane, because we don't give a single, solitary damn how they refer to it.

Damn fools don't even know how to pronounce "schedule" !!! ;-) I'm writing this as I listen on Pandora to Dr. Dre, Nothin' but a "G" Thang, and I'm ready to fight just for the hell of it on a Saturday afternoon.

Hooahh !!!

Jim Eagle

So far, no streakers at the Open. Its a tradition there.

Jim Eagle

You're wrong RG, but you are entitled to your own version of facts and history.


peter-did you happen to see my message about cough medicine?

Also be sure he has a copy of his x ray with him at college even if it is in an envelope that he himself never looks inside. The x rays are the proof if a reasonable accommodation is needed. Red also used them to get PT from the sports trainers when she developed tendonitis with limited motion in a shoulder.

If he has a car he may also need handicapped parking for a while. For red walking was not a problem when school started. Down a hill with a backpack was hence using closeby handicapped for first 6 months.

On pain, we had to go back to stronger meds as that pain diary I kept showed she took less of the oxycodone than the hydrocodone.


More Mueller - this time tangled up with Hillary's Russia uranium treachery..



JiB - I grew up in England (in the 60s and 70s) and we always referred to it as the British Open.
Also fyi, it's the "Champion" golfer of the year, not "Championship".


...and just to irritate all sides, RG, we also thought the US's description of it's national baseball final as the "World" series was absurd (or worse).

Beasts of England

Another golf thread? Is this place great or what!

Jim Eagle

Well, exdemocrat, I lived in England, London, for 6 years, and attended every Open then plus my family is associated with it since 1860.

It is always been called The Open Championship since 1860. If you all want to argue with me on facts then google it for christs sake. by

It has never been called the British Open, at least by the R&A who run it.

The US Open didn't even happen until 35 years after the first Open!

If you want to argue golf with me then get your facts straight.

Tired of having to correct everyone.

Dave (in MA)

"The Open" my ass. If I ran over there with a bag full of golf bats what are my chances of playing?

Captain Hate

until ESPN started this "you *will* like soccer" kick (nope)

The push for that predated ESPN going back to at least 1960.


I'm with you on Soccer, RG :-)

Jim Eagle

Weather looks great for when Spieth and Kuchar tee it up. Should be protect a 3 shot lead.

Chelsea hammered Arsenal in Beijing today. We love English Premier League soccer here. Go Blues. Conquer Europe this year.

Dave (in MA)

Was she wearing her tight naugahydes?


We had planned on going over to Belgium via Zurich and drive up through Germany and back through Lux, France and Geneva. But Frederick is on the football team and they are finishing up weight room and agility moving onto mini-camp then full practice starts August 17. Two a days, M-W-F and one a days Tu-Thu some saturdays are scrimmages.

Probably have that to look forward to for the next 4 years (Frederick is going to start Freshman year, correct?).

After watching TdF this morning decided I need to explore that part of France. It is spectacular.

Shortly after I retire, whenever that happens, I plan to take Mrs. Buckeye for a leisurely 2-3 month Euro tour.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Scaramucci, Ivory, Sophia Loren: WTH is it with certain I-talians being both good looking and aging at less than half the rate of the rest of us??--

Just a burden some of us have to learn to live with, MT. :)

Man Tran

Attention TK:

From Subotai over on Wretchard's latest --

I have mentioned this before, but it remains ever germane. In 1982 the Democrat Party and the Republican Party entered into a Federal Court Consent Decree wherein the Republican Party agreed that they would not engage in any activity to prevent vote fraud without the permission of the Democrat Party and a Federal Judge. The scope of the agreement was nationwide.

It was renewed in 2010.

Here is the text of the decree:


The Republican Party has no desire to defeat Democrats electorally, as they have agreed to the one-sided election fraud that we observe every time we vote. Which explains both why the Republicans are so p*ssed off at President Donald Trump and all who voted for him, AND why they are doing their best to lose their majorities in both Houses of Congress.

It is far too late to take over the Republican Party. If we are going to have an electoral democracy, it requires an opposition party, which role the Republicans have abjured.

We need a SECOND Party in this country. Because otherwise, no elections do not mean anything and politics reverts to Thomas Hobbes' "State of Nature, red of tooth and claw". Which a actually consider quite likely, as soon as the non-Leftists figure out what the new rules are.

NO MORE BULL: No, it does not seem strange that the FBI did not demand access to the DEM server. The FBI, along with pretty much all Federal Law Enforcement and Intelligence agencies do not work for either the Federal Government, nor are they loyal to the Constitution. They are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Democrat Party, and their actions [and lack thereof] make perfect sense when looked at through that lens.

Honest elections, or at least the belief in them and that functioning policy can be changed by who you vote in and what you vote for or against is the safety valve that releases the pressures built up by having 300 million plus citizens within our borders. That valve gives every appearance of being wired shut.


Frau Flughafen Asphalt

Re: link @ "BeenThereDoneThat | July 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM"

Hillary! ordered then FBI Director Mueller to Russia as her delivery boy in 2008.

"Loretta on the tarmac with Clinton"
there was
"Mueller on the tarmac for Hillary!"


" ... I lived in England, London, for 6 years,.."
Good for you, JiB - that's about 20 years less than me.
And it's "London, England" not "England, London" btw.
Though maybe it was "England, London" back in 1860?

Frau Flughafen Asphalt

Man Tran - TK has mentioned that several times and I wondered why even the Stoopid Party would castrate itself willingly with no gain. Wasn't it limited to one state? The link does not work for me.

Jim Eagle


I have always like the Bull Moose Party. Or, let's bring back the Whigs.

sammy small


I can relate. I had an experience as blue four early in my flying career in the UK that was essentially a "do not pair" request. After some confused maneuvers of the formation he was leading, I got read the riot act by the flight lead during the mission debrief that was just way over the top. I went directly into the schedulers and told them that if they ever scheduled me in one of his flights again, I would call in DNIF (Duty Not Including Flying, usually some illness that was a grounding event). For the subsequent year we were in the squadron, I never did fly with him again.


Mooch is a breath of fresh air and Trump is smart to bring in someone who has no motive to stab him in the back, and may even be loyal enough to take one for the new gipper.

It didn't dawn on me while watching the press conference yesterday, but I gather that the ladies weren't too bothered by him, either. And that can't hurt.

Btw, I'm Italian from the City and that's how we shortened names like his, Muccio, etc. I've seen it elsewhere already, but it's legit.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Thank Gaia my forebears got here early just to get away from all that England, UK, Britain stuff--Jerome. K. Jerome and gin and tonic excluded.

..and btw

Cheers and Prost!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Narc linked it last thread but relinking The Week in Pictures.
Pretty good one.


It does seem like state is swamp central


Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Sorry, who is Rago?


rse, thank you for the advice. BC soph will have some PT when he goes back to school. He does not have a car there. For now we are taking it one day at a time.


He was the journal editorial page editor who died this weekend.

Captain Hate on the iPhone


Man Tran

Sammy: blue four ? Please elaborate!

Man Tran

Iggy, I loved the Monopoly pix. You could teach 3rd graders about socialism with that.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

The consent decree has always seemed too looney and gutless to be true but there's never been a debunking afaik.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)


BC has a subway right outside the campus. So he should be fine. I think it's the green line.

(I went to BC Law which has a different campus).

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

My Mac has appeared to have gotten a lot dinner, and I can't figure out how to brighten the page. Any suggestions?

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Dimmer not dinner. Sheesh!


On the top row of your keyboard right above number 6 is a button that has a little 'sun' symbol on it.

Tap that a couple of times.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Thanks Glas! Sheesh am I dumb!


Glad it worked for you, Jane :-)



Mike on Twitter: "Brennan's remarks are borderline seditious. They also come from a former CIA chief who routinely politicized intel for partisan benefit. https://t.co/SLpftzSumX"


Yeah dumbass, the politics of gotcha are over while Molar destroys you bit by bit. Better catch up fast hedge fund boy

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I think you are misreading Scaramucci's comment.

When he says "the politics of gotcha" are over, he means they won't work anymore, not that he expects a kinder, gentler opposition.


MM: we shall see.


So Clapper wants to be a general in the civil war? Ok, but I hope he lives in an undisclosed location.


Undisclosed location? Clapper should be stuck living in a van down by the river.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Have I ever steered you wrong?



I lived in Britain. In fact, I stayed at a HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS!!
In my life, the British have always called it.....THE OPEN.
They also used to call AMERICA....BRITAIN!!!!

Jack for the win!!!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Golphophiles may have have always called it The Open but I'm loathe to discount the testimony of a native Britain about what ordinary Brits called it in the multiple decades he lived in his native country.

sammy small

Man Tran.....blue four was the outer position in a four-ship formation. If you use your fingertips as a layout of a typical four-ship, blue four was the pinkie position. It was usually reserved for the least experienced guy. Blue four was just a nickname for the last position that sometimes got left hanging way outside the formation (out in the blue sky) when maneuvering.

Jim Eagle

Thanks, GUS. Off to dreamland.

Someone better have a game ahead of Spieth's tomorrow or it's number 3.


Undisclosed location. Imagine Sean Spicer being at an UNDISCLOSED location. UNPOSSIBLE.

My Mother had a great "line" in her Edinburgh accent...(that's Britain).

Clapper, Brennan and Rice..... I know a BRANCH DAVIDIAN when I see one.

In AUSTRIAN, that means. I recognized dishonest bat shit crazy libtard.


MM: don't think so

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I read down dozens of those tweets from lurkersusies's Brennan link.
Subotai is correct that the Dems are now TWANLOC. It will be impossible going forward to coexist with people who hold this mentality.

If they refuse to accept anyone other than a Rep who consolidates their power, and they will continue to do so, we are inevitably headed for a hot civil war.
They no longer believe in a multi party system, unless they get to approve the parties. They no longer believe in self governance unless they are the only selves who get to govern. They no longer, and haven't for many decades, believe in virtually any of the constitution's tenets.

They have so thoroughly absorbed the 60's radical Frankfurt School shibboleths that they have made themselves the irrational enemies of traditional Americans and America as it has existed up until now and those insane Marxist shibboleths and authoritarianism are now mainstream Dem chatter.

There is either a war or a Stalin coming.


IGNATZ!!!! Let's say it together my Brother!!

they have gone.....THE FULL COMMIE.

They have exhausted all of their options. All that is left is MARXIST WARFARE.


The times spent six paragraphs with the meldon muntz rubbishing


Texas Liberty Gal


Interesting times - Mueller is fighting a battle he can't win, he just doesn't know it yet


I think they have it backwards Wilmer Pickering is,one of the largest nests



Texas Liberty Gal. THAT IS THE SWAMP. Ideologically lock step, Government MULTIPLE PENSIONS, and ZERO DIVERSITY of THOUGHT.
These mother F@#%ERS loved Trump, when they thought he was THE LOSER, or COULD BE CONTROLLED or influenced, BY THE SWAMP.

Trump is MARXISM'S biggest NIGHTMARE.

Yet these fukwads pretend TRUMP is a fan of PUTIN. Nothing could be further from the truth. TRUMP is MERITOCRACY.....PERSONIFIED.

Man Tran

Sammy, thanks, that's roughly what I surmised, but I'd never heard the term before. I've had a couple of buds from the Nam era, that were all over that, but they never elaborated on the details. (One was an F-4 wingman and buddy of Dick Rutan.)

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