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July 19, 2017





So why does the NYTIMES post a picture of a Black College kid on a story about undocumented student loans. Seems awful Racist to me.

common man

It's a back door way to give out free education which you might have noticed was big time popular with Bernie bro wing of the criminal party

common man

(/b) (/b). ????


Great. We're stuck with the bill as always. My he government "workers" who failed to document the loans will get promotions out of this.


I bet if they searched for them, the records would turn up somewhere.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

At this point what difference does it make?
Eddie Munster and Cecil the Turtle will probably discover just how conservative "forgiving" those $1.4 trillion in loans is and make that the the only major thing they get through congress this year.





How come my son's loan (a small amount wasn't lost?)


McCain diagnosis:Brain cancer.


From Drudge

Senator John McCain has a brain tumor, his office says



Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

Just heard on Carlson that McCain has brain cancer.



McCain's blood clot? NBC now reporting it is a brain tumor.


That's Tudor the Turtle.
I noticed today surrounding President Trump were Meerkowski,
Capito front and center for the cameras.


Well he's 80 now. I bet he doesn't last long.


Is it an operable tumor?




That's the very aggressive cancer that killed my nephew.


Husband's Twitter says so too.


clara-you have accurate info re the private schools and UGa. they cannot take more thanx from any school even if it means that the turned down students remain exemplars. As you know, many families tap out paying the P-12 tuition and want that hope.

with a nickname like the diva I have a performing arts kid who is also academic so we have had some journeys in what she was looking for. Her guidance counselor asked if we were aware she was not applying anywhere in this state or anywhere public. She's our youngest, but I am so not a stage mom. Hard for me to watch all these parents who live through their kids.


Median survival for glioblastoma is 14.6 months. 2 year survival rate is 30%. per quick search. Nasty form of cancer.


Brain cancer is pretty unforgiving, I sympathize with anyone in a position where they've just found out they have it.

Rudy Guiliani new Atty Gen'l? That's my wild guess.


That's the one husband the neuroradiologist says you treat by getting a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue and buying the sailboat.

(ie, don't bother to waste your precious time)


Best of luck, Sen. McCain. I mean that sincerely.

Porch: don't send your daughter to visit Boise State. She just might fall in love with the city and the U. 😉


From Wikipedia:

"The most common length of survival following diagnosis is 12 to 15 months with less than 3% to 5% of people surviving longer than five years. Without treatment survival is typically 3 months."


Sidebar to Jane: three bananas later and no such miracle. Alas. Getting a CT scan mañanas. (bananas/mananas, get it? I crack myself up sometimes)

Time to confess your sins, Sidney.


My little brother died from a Glioblastoma at age 4. Went from healthy at the beginning of summer and gone by October.

Very agressive, little in the way of effective treatments, almost none in 1964.


Had a former co-worker get the same diagnosis as Sidney at approximately the same age. Three months until...well, you know what.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Statement from McCain's office:



I imagine some temporary bonerville in Ann Arbor today at the Urban Meyer hoax, Buckeye, yes?


I imagine some temporary bonerville in Ann Arbor today at the Urban Meyer hoax, Buckeye, yes?

Yeah Lyle. If they get one that lasts for more than 4 hours, you can call the squad for ME:)

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

People don't survive glioblastoma. At least he's old. Sucks.


Good luck with the scan Lyle.

Hope the find something they can treat easily.

jimmyk on iPhone

Isn't that what Teddy Kennedy had?


I'm on Porsche's mailing list.

The other day they sent me an email with pictures of the new Panamera Sport Turismo.

Now I have to find a bank to rob.


Business,porch? Consider Simmons college in Boston.



Dang it.

I posted the last 11 comments on the last thread...


My nephew lasted 11 years with glioblastoma but he was much younger and it involved lots of surgery,, chemo, radiation and some excellent new meds.


"McCain diagnosis:Brain cancer."

That's what got my Old Man almost 7 years ago.

Diagnosis to death in about 6 weeks.

Don't even ask me about those 'Hospice' peeps.


I fell for it Buckeye.

I briefly held hope that Kevin Wilson would be 'interim Head Coach' for the August 31 visit to Bloomington, IN.

I'm not saying I'd a worn Scarlet and Grey but...

Amendment XVII

...When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

Gov Ducey better get on it.

I doubt the old prick will do the right thing and step down like Chafed-putz.

Sorry if I don't feel bad about this news. McCain had the biggest chance to save his soul in 2007 but he mortgaged it to the devil for even more clout in DC.

F him.

Janet the expert 🚬

INteresting article from last yr. - 'The Strange Gaps in Hillary Clinton’s Email Traffic'


"What could explain this lack of emails on the Russian Nuclear Agency? Were Clinton’s aides negligent in passing along unimportant information while ignoring the far more troubling matters concerning Rosatom? Possibly. Or, were emails on this subject deleted as falling into the “personal” category? It is certainly odd that there’s virtually no email traffic on this subject in particular. Remember that a major deal involving Rosatom that was of vital concern to Clinton Foundation donors went down in 2009 and 2010. Rosatom bought a small Canadian uranium company owned by nine investors who were or became major Clinton Foundation donors, sending $145 million in contributions. The Rosatom deal required approval from several departments, including the State Department."...

"It’s not what’s in the record that is most troubling. It’s what’s not there."


Throw her out

Analysis | A reporter broke White House rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

jimmyk, yes. My brother lasted about 7 months.

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)

Two brilliant Harvard MBA finance guy's plus engineers died of this before 40's. It was surreal in my office for months. One guy was a top squash player. Weird.


Will Session's resign?

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, the president also accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired in May, of trying to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep his job. Mr. Trump criticized both the acting F.B.I. director who has been filling in since Mr. Comey’s dismissal and the deputy attorney general who recommended it. And he took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.

Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned investigators against delving into matters too far afield from Russia. Mr. Trump never said he would order the Justice Department to fire Mr. Mueller, nor would he outline circumstances under which he might do so. But he left open the possibility as he expressed deep grievance over an investigation that has taken a political toll in the six months since he took office.
Read the whole interview


So the truth was that McCain had a biopsy - not eye surgery? Or did the eye surgery reveal the tumor?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I still think it is cell phones. This is why I put mine on speaker and never hold it up to my head.


Momto2, I'm sure they did imaging before the surgery. So they knew something was in there. Blood clot may have been misdirection.


I would not wish this illness on anyone.
Politics are not more important than human life.
I voted for John McCain in 2008.I would do it again
Same for Mitt Romney in 2012.
John Mc Cain served his country during a tough unpopular war as did my brother.I wish him the best in this battle.
Sorry to hear about your brother.


Henry, I agree.
As for Sessions, I cannot find fault with Trump's view of it.


War heros can never do wrong.


Sorry to hear that, Dave.

Another Bob

Momto, I've read that melanoma in the temple region, where McCain had his, tends to metastasize to the brain. He was getting followup from that, and the decline in mental acuity likely triggered some investigation that discovered this.



Untangling the web

Hillary, An Arab Sheikh, & The Guy Who Produced The Trump Dossier


Jim Eagle

Trump is the chief executive of the United States or America. He should exercise his responsibiity to protect us from enemies foreign and domestic and fire Mueller, Rosenstein and while at it the wimp Sessions.

Let them come after him on impeachment. It will never happen.

The problem is nothing will happen. No health care reform, no tax reform, no new conservative judges, no new unrestricting legislation, no nothing only Trump, Impeach, Trump, Unlawful authority or whatever.

This is proverbial between a rock and a hard place.

If anyone has a Houdini plan let it be known.

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

glio originates in the brain.

Another Bob

I stand corrected Dave, thanks.


Sorry about your brother.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is a story of hope:



God bless you, mr. But McCain's flushed his military service cred to relentlessly stabbing his fellow party members at every turn to suck up to the MFM. I did not vote for prez in '08.

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

Thanks, it was about 15 years ago.


President Trump is nominating conservative judges as we speak.
He is deregulating business.
All will happen on taxes and other priorities including the wall.
This whole investigation is to mollify the sore loser Dems who can't get out of the stage of denial they are in over The results of an honest election.
Who cares what they do or interview.
The unmasking is the real truth and story.
When that fires up the Obama presidency will go up in flames.

Captain Hate

I have mixed feelings on McCain. Frankly he hasn't acted like he's "all there" for a long time; at least as far back as that Gang of Eight nonsense when his eyes looked like windows of an abandoned house. Ironically he may have done us all the biggest favor by following his boundless ego and running against a witless skirt who, naturally, ran to that small area to the left of Sidney, who wasn't even pretending to be a conservative six years after relying on the Huntress's ill placed sense of obligation to inadvertently assist in the con job. Now Ducey can do the right thing.


Loss of a sibling stays with you forever.
I have never experienced anything worse than that.

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

I pretty much liked the guy until he "suspended" his campaign against Flapears because of the financial crisis.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I often wonder if this is what set my ex-husband on the road to nutty behavior. He lost his next oldest brother to leukemia. It was the brother he was closest to and it really wrecked him.

I thought he had overcome his grief, but now I wonder if it damaged him more than I realized.

James D.

Eddie Munster and Cecil the Turtle will probably discover just how conservative "forgiving" those $1.4 trillion in loans is and make that the the only major thing they get through congress this year.

If they followed my program, I'd be ok with that. Pay for the forgiveness by taxing university endowments at 90%; shut down all federal loans and loan guarantees and any other fed Involvement in college financing the day the forgiveness takes effect.

It ain't perfect by any means, but it would hurt primarily leftist institutions, dry up a big avenue of Dem fundraising, and likely permanently buy the votes of at least some of those who had their loans forgiven.


Wow, both Dave and Buckeye lost brothers over this, and Clarice a nephew. That is rough.

I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, but as I said the other day, McCain should have retired gracefully. But as CH says, now Ducey gets to pick his successor.

Dave (in MA) I❤️KF

MM, I was already a nut.


From the last thread:
Is your daughter an avid reader?
If so then the prep might help with the math section.
Does she enjoy math and has she already taken Algebra 2?

Avid reader would be an understatement. Dickens, Hardy, Austen, plus the usual teen stuff like Hunger Games etc.

She's already had pre-calc and she took the SAT 2 in math. Twice, because she was sure she did poorly on the first one, which turned out not to be the case. She doesn't lack drive.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple,

I didn't know that about your ex's brother. Frankly I think Joe Paterno went rapidly downhill after his brother, on whom he always depended and confided, died; after that he seemed adrift and depended on his reputation to cover his increasingly bad judgement.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump‏Verified account @POTUS

Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family.


jimmyk, save your money and her time. If she's had that much math already and reads like that, she doesn't need prep. She'll do extremely well on her SATS. And remember, perfect SATs are "a dime a dozen"--meaning, they really don't care once the kids hit ?1480 or some similar number--they'll be able to do the work.
It's the rest of their record that gets them admitted.

If she's ancey, get a practice book and let her take some practice exams. She'll see how well she's going to do.


I choose to believe McCain is a man of honor who is old and senile and way past his time. He should have retired in 2008. His sacrifice in Viet Nam should never be forgotten.


"Loss of a sibling stays with you forever.
I have never experienced anything worse than that."

I have 8 bros and sisses.

Still got 'em all.

Nuthin' lasts forever and I feel blessed for that being the case.

I sure do miss Dad though...


Someone help me understand the President's comments about Sessions.

At this moment in time, it's a curious decision to consciously place those words in the New York Times. It seems to signal a desire to act on Sessions, correct? And that means a desire to let him go, correct? Or at least the threat of doing so, corrrect?

Is he trying to coerce Sessions to be more firm in some matters? I mean, I now tend to agree with some on here that Sessions perhaps should not have recused himself but just as soon as I do, I drift back to no he should have done precisely what he did.

Help a brother out here -- what the hail goin' on, main ???


For you guys who have been thru this horrid disease,, are there symptoms that indicate you are at the end? Could McCain try and go back to work or is it too obvious?

Captain Hate

I'm with a-mom on the cottage industry that's formed around obsessed parents living vicariously through their children's SAT scores. Having a good overall education sets children up for the tests measuring what they're supposed to, assuming the SJWs haven't had a malign influence on the educrats running the damn things. Even after being out of school for over fifteen years, I didn't do a damn thing to bone up for the GMATS. Took the test, boom, outta there.

Janet the expert 🚬

McCain is an example of what is wrong with DC.
He lived to please the MFM & get their approval.
What did he stand for?...not American citizens.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I just don't know. Trump plays a deep game, so it could be that he is signaling for Sessions to resign, or he is putting up a smoke screen to fool those who are really under investigations, by acting like Sessions is on his last legs, getting them to let their guard down.

Either of these could be true. I wouldn't have given an interview to the NYT and it seems out of his usual mode to throw a lifeline to the FAILING New York Times, so there is some justification in planting this idea with them. Those that he wants to see this statement are not watching Fox.

However, I really have no idea. We will just have to wait and see. As I said a couple of threads back, a poster on CTH talked about how in June Anthony Scaramucci said that Trump was going to abandon Washington ways and go back to how he operated in New York. Scaramucci knows Trump well, they have been friends for years.

I guess we will find out, sooner or later.


Jane, if McCain's PR team is telling us this now, there is no doubt that this has been known to McCain's close circle for some time.

Trump screwed up the announcement timeframe by forcing McTurtle to postpone August recess.

PS McCain had some nasty things to say about Tea Partiers. War heroes don't do that.


D Day - 8 Weeks. Everything normal.

D Day - 6 Weeks. Go to the doctor 'cause Dad didn't wanna drive due to shaking hands.

D + 0 - Dad passes away.

It was just that fast.

It was absolutely awful for him too.

I fought all 8 siblings and no matter what happens I'm in charge of Mom.

It ain't going down the same way next time.

I'm knifing the first 'hospice nurse' who enters the door and hanging the carcass off a pole where the driveway meets the road.

Captain Hate

RG, there's no evidence to me that Sessions was the right man for the job considering the massive number of embedded bad actors in the DOJ. I'm not trying to impugn his character because I remain convinced he's a good man. He had to send a lot of people packing immediately and that just hasn't happened. Maybe it would have overwhelmed anybody taking the spot and Sessions was just the poor schnook who got the short straw. There's no way to know that now.


Anyone have doubts about the Trump/Sessions nytimes interview? It doesn't seem like a prudent play--to attack amongst his enemies in the media--the SC, why?

And, yes--I pray for Sidney's soul, but I question the timing, because of the investigations of leaks were leading to his door. I do understand " the better part of valor" reason, here--I'm just cynical about it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well. maybe things will be clearer tomorrow.

Heading to bed.



Well . . . I am seeing at least one hint online that this is a classic Trump misdirection designed to make multiple people think neither Sessions nor Rosenstein have the support of the President . . . but they do.

I'm rolling with that interpretation.

Captain Hate

On Wednesday’s Mark Levin show, Republican Karen Handel’s victory in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District won’t change anything. America’s post-Constitutional situation, with a massive debt, open borders, and an entrenched administrative state, won’t be affected at all. The reason for this intransigence is a decades-long campaign by the political Left to put anti-constitutional structures in place of our proper federal order. The real lesson to be gained from Handel’s election is that no matter how many elections we win, we do not unravel what the statists and the progressives have built, which is a government that has devoured our constitutional system. After that, Jeh Johnson testified at a House hearing on Russian hacking. Didn’t this hacking happen under Barack Obama, Johnson and Loretta Lynch’s watch? Well for a while they covered it up and didn’t tell the American people; they sat on this information until October. Johnson pats himself on the back for getting the information out about the Russian hacking weeks before the election. Why not months? They thought Hillary was going to win and that is why they didn’t want to upset this outcome. The hiding of this crucial information about Russian interference was purely partisan. It’s not Trump colluding with the Russians, it is the Obama Administration concealing what the Russians did in order to help Hillary so her election would not appear tainted. In addition, there was no collusion between Trump and the Russians. There is no witness anywhere that has said otherwise. Finally, the new Republican healthcare bill coming through the Senate is not repeal. They are scaling back parts of Obamacare while increasing certain subsidies.


but I question the timing, because of the investigations of leaks were leading to his door.

Good catch.

Obama had to ramp up the announcement of Bin Laden's alleged death due to Trump's hammering on the birth certificate and the looming 9th Circuit eligibility case.

Everything was boiling over during a 2 week period. Obama dumped the fake cert and the 1st skeptical questions popped out about it.

Obama and the MFM responded with a disgraceful performance at the WH dinner. Then, moments later, Odummy gave Osama the double-tap.

The media switched subjects and provided cover for the illegal alien POTUS.



RG... I'm with you--Trump seemed confident today..maybe everything is resolving ...the ending of the CIA assist of their favored terrorist orgs, the John Mc Cain announcement--Rosenstein giving interview about Comey 's perfidy...

We need to have a functioning government and an honest media, bigly !


I liked McCain until I heard him interviewed by the ferret, Terry Gross, years ago. Sounded like a garden variety Dem from New England.


Plus I'll never forgive him for bringing on Palin just to shit on her and leave her to the MFM hyenas with never a faretheewell. Honor, Sidney. You knew about that at some point in your life, didn't you? Doesn't matter any more, huh?


McCain's brain tumor is exactly the same as what my Dad had. He lasted six months. That was 34 years ago so perhaps there are treatments that can prolong his life but this is a really bad one.

I learned more about this cancer and the brain than I ever wanted to know.

The doc said my Dad could become violent. He never did. He was a lamb..as he had been all his life.

This portion of the brain is essentially what you are as a human being. Memories, etc.

God bless the senator. He is in for the toughest fight of his life.


“I want to be president of the United States, and I don’t want Obama to be,” he said. “But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.”

~ J. McCain


I had a great experience with hospice (considering the circumstances). They really made my Dad's last days at home much better. Helped Mom get some much needed rest.
The night nurses at the hospital the last two days on the other hand...grrrr.

Frau Waldfee

RG - sounds logical to me. We have seen that Trump is loyal to his associates, and Jeff Sessions was one of the very first supporters.
I bet there is a lot of good business going on despite the constant NYT/WaPo/media/celebrity attacks. New FBI director Wray needs to be approved so he can restore order.


BariJerry, post often.

Considering the circumstances....

It was awful for me.


Dave (in MA)

+1 glasater

Frau Waldfee

Nobody is perfect, TK. It took me a while to recognize that Quesy Comey was not who he wanted me to think he was.

I have always thought that if the roles had been reversed and *BHO* had quickly returned to DC to "help" solve the financial problems (rolling eyes), the democrats would have praised him for his attention to duty. McCain would have been criticized for staying out on the election trail and called derelict. It was all political theater staged to sway the Stimmvieh.

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