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July 12, 2017


Tom Maguire

Just re-stating the idea from the last post. Maybe shorter is sweeter.


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[Pant, pant, pant!]

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I am definitely no computer expert, but just as an FYI, the longer you have your computer on and running the more cluttered its memory gets until at some point you can get a warning your "virtual memory is too low" and your computer will effectively not work.
Turning it off [and letting it stay off] sets everything back to zero and clears out the memory from whatever open programs you had.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


That is a good suggestion because I tend to log off of the iternet but still leave the computer on.

I will try your suggestion which seems like something I should do.


Christopher Wray is knocking it out of the park. He's in a very different league than the morons in the swamp.

Captain Hate

TM, I'll never question your commitment to blogging again.


Did anyone see Leahy's questioning. I missed it but someone just told me he looked and sounded drunk.


here is a write up of the film concurrent with its screening at the Newseum.




I had stumbled into the comment section one early morning and posted that before. I'm still trying to find the collusion. The timeline would be the meeting was in the interregnum between the primary and general campaigns, planning for the convention (later in July), and a staff shake up. Foer was peddling the Russian stooge narrative as early as July (about the time Comey tried his Lieberman Pivot for Clinton).

What a shitty and confusing story.

Clinton Gore '96 got bags of cash delivered to the White House-literally-from Chinese agents and the worse that happened was the Thompson Commission. It didn't even rise to the level of Misdemeanor when the house reps put on their show.


Buddy Hackett's plan was to alienate DJT Jr?

If he and Jr's long relationship did not impress upon him that Trumps a)know the difference between silk purses and sow's ears and b)Trumps hold grudges better than Sicilians, then I guess bait&switch might seem prudent.

My bet is that if Buddy was the deceitful member of this transaction it was due to Perestroika having some kiddie porn tapes of him.

Captain Hate

Glad Wray is doing well. As was pointed out in the AoS Sunday Award Winning Book Thread, his name has some unpleasant associations in the Aubrey/Maturin books. Much better for fans of grunge guitar.


"virtual memory is too low" and your computer will effectively not work.

Sorry, this just is not right.

A computer has a limited amount of main memory, RAM. Most computers have at least 4 GB these days, though the amount is going up.

If the programs you are running require memory in excess of your RAM -- say you have two dozen chrome tabs open that require 8 GB of RAM -- the operating system writes a portion of the RAM contents to disk, and uses the RAM for the program (or tab) that you requested.

This is virtual memory -- you expand the amount of RAM you have by swapping contents to disk as required. Disks are so large these days that it virtually is impossible to run out of virtual memory.

Now this swapping from memory to disk and back is slow, as disks are very slow in comparison with RAM. So the computer becomes sluggish, and for some it may seem unusable. But that is only because disks are slow.

The solution? Close some programs (or tabs), or expand the computer's RAM. A solid-state drive (or SSD) helps a lot too, if you page (swap to disk) a lot.


Effectively not working should not be confused with sluggish.

Q:Was the government worker, leaning on the broom, effectively not working?

A:No, he was merely sluggish.


"The solution? Close some programs"

Many programs maintain some quick reload presence in the OS even after they've been "closed".

Periodic shut down may result in less crash vulnerability.


If anyone's been following, the anonymous WH insider has been popping up now and again on 4chan/pol/.

Claiming that a whole bunch of happening is going to start on July 27. The concept is the "slingshot" theory or effect (?) and there are hints of a ramp-up in aggressive prosecution of Obama admin malfeasance.

It's 4chan, so take with large grain of salt BUT previous anon post accurately predicted the announcement of the Lynch investigation.

Wray should be confirmed soon, so....?

6/30/17: https://i.redd.it/omxjm02mz29z.png

7/12/17: https://i.redd.it/fbzmotrxe39z.jpg


Where the heck is Grassley this morning and why isn't he chairing this hearing instead of this pompous moralizing drama queen sit-in, Ben Sasse?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I was going to try to watch, but if it is Ben Sasse I will pass.

Sasse probably put Ex-Lax in Grassley's coffee or something.


Well I have a feel good story.

I drove about an hour this morning to get my yearly vehicle check-up. Oil change, check the fluids, and whatever else they do including car wash and inside cleaning. I was told it could take 4 hours. 2 hours later the guy said I was finished and I went into his office to sign some docs. And he said; "You are all set." I said: "Where's the bill?". His reply "I took care of it." Me: "Where do I pay?". Him: "I took care of it".

No charge. I am grateful and clueless.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, James Lileks had a similar story last week, and it was amusing as well as feel-good. http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/17/0717/070617.html



Well I've already told the story to 6 people not counting here and am considering putting it on Facebook, so it certainly incites loyalty. (I assume the guy was authorized to do it)


Now I am hearing from Senator Blumenthal that Trump's firing of Comey was Obstruction of Justice.

My knee-jerk is to distrust this guy Wray since he says he knows how wonderful Mueller is and continually reiterates that. He strikes me as another guy on the bandwagon. I suppose thats what he has to say to get confirmed what with this pack of Senatorial weasels playing Judge and Jury.

Oh well, he will be confirmed so we will find out in the long run if he is intent on draining the swamp, or filling the swamp.

Jim Eagle


Don't know your make and year of car but it might have an extended mileage warranty where you get that kind of service.
July 27th can't come soon enough if it will put a dagger in the heart of the Dems and their media propagandists. All they have is Russia 24/7 and in the Wray hearings it is the only drum they have. Nothing else, just Russia, Comey, loyalty oaths, etc.

They really are a despicable set of human beings.


Nope JIB, I paid for the oil change last year. Same dealer.


This hearing really shows us how damaging a decision it was for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself. It is as if Trump is playing a game of Chess but his Queen has been swept off the board before the contest even starts.


As I pointed out from the skydragon worshipers up near your way, daddy, guillam is probably upset today.



The word on Wray is that he is the smartest lawyer on the planet, cool as a cucumber and will do the right thing.

Of course I've been wrong before.


Grassely noticed Fusion GPS was an unregistered lobbyist for a foreign government while FBI paid it to build the dossier.

Stephanie Puppy Pincushion extraordinaire

If having a desire for information on politicians is a crime, shouldn't all reporters just turn themselves in now?


A timeline put together by the Reddit people. Helps to have a map.


Thank you Jane. He certainly is appealing to the Anti-Trump Senators and will win their vote for Confirmation. I suppose he has to do that.

I like Grassley this instant, citing Comey's bizarre answers in previous testimony, asking if it is inappropriate for the FBI Director to give info to the Media and to FOIA guys, but to refuse to give to the Senate that very same info when the Senate has specifically demanded it. Comey said he could't tell the Senate why he did that. So Grassley asks Wray what he thinks about that.

This questions strikes me as the first question I have heard that presses Wray as a real question a Conservative would like to hear answered firmly by Wray, but instead of replying firmly, that it is outrageous etc, he replies "It strikes me as odd." Sounds like a very swampy answer.

Regardless, he will be confirmed.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Disks are so large these days that it virtually is impossible to run out of virtual memory.--

So those little yellow triangle warnings I sometimes get that say "caution your virtual memory is too low. Try closing some open programs" are figments of my imagination?
Maybe I should borrow some of my son's Resperidone.
Not all of us are running brand new gigantor disks.
And when I try closing programs the thing is so slow and useless doing so, it's easier to just reboot and start over.
And I'm still running Windows 7 which I think does something different than later versions with RAM and hard drive stuff but like I said I'm no expert. Nor do I even know what system MM uses.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter


It totally amazes me that anyone votes for this lying anti American.


As I pointed out from the skydragon worshipers up near your way, daddy, guillam is probably upset today.


Just woke up and way behind, but I'm looking forward to finding out what happened. By odd happenstance I happen to have just awoken in a Holiday Inn 'handicapped' hotel room in Southaven Mississippi.

I can provide the back story if anyone is interested, but at least they have FOX on TV:)


Called to the principal's office daddy?


So those little yellow triangle warnings I sometimes get that say "caution your virtual memory is too low. Try closing some open programs" are figments of my imagination?

No, it means that you have to increase the swap space on your disk. Towards the bottom of the following link it tells you how to do it.



Meeting Clarence Beeks for the IRS report?


Dick Durban to start the questioning any instant.

Just an observation. I consider this Hearing as valuable in revealing the collective mob mindset of the "Witch Hunters."

From listening to all the questions so far it appears to me that the Senate does not have any facts proving any illegality committed by Trump and/or members of his Administration, but they have more than enough collective outrage and collective shared beliefs in imagined illegal acts sufficient to proceed to Impeachment.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter


More who are supposed to work for America working against us.

Ralph L

I hope someone asked Wray whom he will work for: POTUS or his own independent idea of justice. We know what the Swamp thinks about this.


I hope someone asked Wray whom he will work for: POTUS or his own independent idea of justice.

I didn't catch it all Ralph L, but I didn't hear that question. What I did hear was "Did Trump ask you for a Loyalty Pledge, and if he had asked for one what would you have done?"


Bill Browder was just on CNBC and in the interview has a real 'hard on' for TM's russian attorney.

If anyone can track down the video of this interview it's well worth the time viewing in giving some insight on the Djr email story.

Browder doesn't like Trump at all but had to admit the russian attorney approached every political dog in DC.

Ralph L

What was his answer, daddy?



We were supposed to fly to Indianapolis and then on for a 4 day layover in Cambridge England. Instead we were advised while in the cockpit on the ramp cranking up, that we were modified and going to Memphis. So we did, then discovered that due to some huge St Jude's Hospital Social hoopla in Memphis, that all the Hotel Rooms in the city were sold out, so calling around the nearest they could find were 2 individual rooms in 2 different hotels in Southaven Mississippi, so I hopped in one cab cab, my co-pilot in another cab, and they drove both of us clean out of the state of Tennessee and dropped me off in a Holiday Inn in Southaven, him in another Hotel not too far off. I was able to stop and pick up a 6-pack since in whichever state we were in the gas station was legal to sell cold ones till 3 AM and I was just under the wire. Yeungling.

Anyhow, at the Holiday Inn, the one remaining room was a "Handicapped" room, so I have convenient monkey bars around my toilet! Now we are told we are scheduled to deadhead to Heathrow via Newark tomorrow, but it's subject to change:)


Ralph L,

Something like he would have refused to take a loyalty oath and probably would have reported it to the DOJ head. Something like that. Standard stuff.


From the shrieking nazgul side.



If I had monkey bar convenience around the pot, I would have got a 30pack and some tequila.


Once again thanks to all for the prayers. Some small setbacks today but not unexpected.


I am posting a pic of that Russian babe sitting behind Ambassador McFaul since I am tired of clicking on all these stories saying she is pictured sitting behind him but there are never any pictures.

Here's the CTH link for that: Curiousor and Curiousor – Natalia Veselnitskaya Pictured With Obama Officals in DC on June 14th, 2016…

Dave (in MA)

I got an email from PayPal, entitled "Your account has been fraud", with an attachment. Sounds legit.


Hang in there, peter.


Can somebody explain to me what ‘Muh Russia’ means. Is it slang for Mother Russia?

John Podesta

Go ahead and click it, Dave.



"Muh ________" is slang for a dumb narrative that dumb people won't let go of.

Here are several threads from The_Donald as examples. You'll see it thousands of times in the comments all over the subreddit.


James D.

pagar @ 2:10

Yet more proof (as it if were needed) of the uselessness (or treason) of the Congressional GOP. They could easily pass legislation to limit the scope of the FEC's powers so that there would be no possibility of the crap discussed in your link.

But of course they won't.


Thank you, Porch. That explains a lot.

Now could you please explain why the market is up 130 points:)


Because "muh Russian lawyer" isn't working out as planned, daddy? :)


Daddy, either Janet Yellin said something or refer to "Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds". The latter blamed tulips.


Bill Browder will be on Liz Claman's Fox Business show coming up.

He invested a lot of money in Russia and then got thrown out.

Ralph L

Could she wear that dress in the Speaker's Lobby?
The color downplays the cleavage.


MM, I read the suggestion that you pull the power on your machine and let it sit for a bit.

I think you have a laptop.

If so, pull the power cord AND remove your battery.

Count to 60, put your battery back in, plug your power cord back in and fire it back up.

Jim Eagle

Richard Blumenthal is the poster boy for sleaze, if you ask me. Smarmy, uses Bardahl has hair cream and has a perpetual tan, just like every ambulance chaser and Gucci loafer guy out there.

And if Trump is playing "rope-a-dope" I hope the first right cross to Bloomies fake Jarhead chin.

Dave (in MA)

Tony Soprano?

Dave (in MA)

lol "Podesta".

Ralph L

Jack, the tan is possibly so he doesn't have to wear makeup on TV. Dole did the same, with shoe polish hair. He shouldn't show so much teeth. Looks sharkish.

Old Lurker

Read it and weep (via Drudge):


Account Deleted

I might not "see" Moose and Squirrel's archrivals Boris and Natasha, but I definitely hear Joseph Conrad with his recap narratives about the unfolding cartoon drama--- "In our last episode..." complete with the intrusion of the characters speaking to Conrad when they thought he'd wronged them with his account of the "facts."

Golden days of television....

If Hans Conried was alive, then wouldn't it be something for him to do a "Fractured Flickers" rendition of all this fake news bullshitake?

Satire is a powerful medium.

Ralph L

Breitbart sure gets a lot of comments in a hurry.


Johnny Yuma:

Much as a Joseph Conrad version of Rocky and Bullwinkle would been something to see, I think you meant William (I may be heavy but my voice is better than yours) Conrad.

Boris Badenov would have made a heckuva Kurtz...with Bullwinkle and Rocky sharing the role as Marlowe...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

William Conrad, unless you consider Boris's ticker the heart of darkness. : )

Clarice Feldman

Jane, what were you wearing when you went to the filling station? My car is due for a tune up soon, and I's like to up my odds of a freebie. XOXO

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Quotes from an interview he gave to Pat Robertson.

Sounds to me that if GOPe thinks they can stall this with no consequences, they will be in for a rude awakening.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

As an aside, several reporters are outraged that he gave his first interview in some time to Pat Robertson of CBN instead of say, Jim Acosta. Hahaha!

How much is the MSM viewed with disdain? He gave the interview to PAT ROBERTSON.


"Jane, what were you wearing when you went to the filling station? My car is due for a tune up soon, and I's like to up my odds of a freebie. XOXO"

Good question Clarice. I've been in a girly phase so I was sort of dressed to kill. That stuff seems to work lately. Who knew?


Well Jane, men do gravitate to thinking about sex every 30 seconds or so.

I can't speak for the other guys here, but because of that, I have been getting exploited for the last 50 years or so:)

Clarice Feldman

Jane,My housekeeper used to take my car in for inspections wearing a low cut blouse and we always passed without problems. I was dressed for work and always flunked. Just saying.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

where did the quote go.


Look for the words" at the behest of Obama".

Was the Russian under the control of Obama?

Jack is Back!(On his iPhone)


Think how outraged they'd be if he gave the interview to Phil or Willie Robertson🦆

Miss Marple the Deplorable

FOX & friends‏Verified account @foxandfriends 5h5 hours ago

.@ChuckGrassley: Russian lawyer’s visa was denied, so what was she doing in the U.S. at the time of the meeting with Donald Trump Jr.?

Clarice Feldman

Grassley confirms memos Comey shared contained classified information:https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/07/11/grassley-confirms-yes-comeys-memos-are-classified-n2353377

Miss Marple the Deplorable


You should send that suggestion to the White House! Nothing I would like to see more than the look on April Ryan's face when THAT was announced!

Ralph L

It isn't clear to me that Comey shared all the memos with his friend.


I would guess Jane was wearing flip-flops with painted toes.


I never pay for oil changes. I also never have a
long wait time. My secret, homemade cookies
or muffins. It's worked for 20 years.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Oh, Threadkiller....

Now, here is a question I have. Who is behind Harvey Weinstein suddenly deciding he wants to do a talk show?

Beasts of England

From the 'This could be something, or nothing at all' file:

When I swipe my phone's home screen to the right to check my info, there's a four item news feed. It's fair and balanced, too - of the fifty or so articles I see headlined per week, at least two or three are from Fox or WSJ...

Anyhoo, it's been all Russia, all the time the last few weeks with very few exceptions. But of the sixteen headlines I've seen today, only one has mentioned Russia. Just one. I'm not claiming that it's over, but there is a definite and coordinated change in coverage.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Aha! A clue!


Looks like Weinstein is mounting an anti-Trump effort.

Tamara Hall was a oppular host with Today and famously walked away when they gave her 3rd hour to Kelly.

I imagine she is also anti-Trump, so this will be a new venue for attacks via Hollywood and DC.

Meanwhile, why hasn't Michael Moore had a coronary event yet?


Muh lawyer got tied back to Dems way too fast. Back to the drawing board for the narrative.

Clarice Feldman

Russian lawyer--connections to anti-Trumpers--protestors, McFaul, GPS--Set up to get FISA warrant,

Beasts of England

That's what I'm thinking, henry.


DTJr interview on Hannity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48o79L2XGYc#action=share.

not sure i agree with TM that "i love it" looks "dreadful" in hindsight.

Old Lurker

That Rand Paul thing I posted at 3:40 really depresses me. Remember when the House was passing O'care Lite and Mark Meadows and others screamed bloody murder, only to be told to just chill because the Senate would do it right then the Conference Report version would be MAGA perfect?

We are screwed. We will have single payer in the blink of an eye.


Clarice Feldman



I never pay for oil changes.

I've noticed that ladies are always telling me how they got off with a "warning" when they were stopped for speeding or minor traffic violations. I've gotten a ticket every time (not that it's been so many--maybe 3 or 4 over 40 years).


thanks for that Cernovich vid, Clarice.

does anyone have a link to comments from Rob Goldstone since this thing broke? i think Hannity referred to some but haven't seen any.

Old Lurker

This one upsets me too:


If Congress had balls, they would put these courts in their place, because the Constitution allows them to.

Femall too.

I'm going to go check the supplies on the Ledge.


Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?"

Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…"

Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?"

Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!"

Churchill: "Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price."


OL, step by step. Our job is to persist.


Obamacare and its various GOPe 'lite' incarnations are basically another way for the Deep State to guarantee itself lifetime employment and high income. Campaign contributions in return exemptions and other indulgences, lobbying for one interest group or another--it's all just another division of the world's largest extortion racket. Why wouldn't they want to keep that going? It's not as though they have principles.

James D.

SBW, maybe we'd be better occupied building guillotines and tumbrels.

Old Lurker

I know, SBW...but step by step if Obamacare is a guide, they are winning ground we will never retake. Think SS.

Our job was to persist until R's got the House. Our job was to persist until R's got the Senate. Our job was to persist until we got the WH and kept the first two.

What our persistence seems to have gotten us is nationalized medicine that is but one small calamity from becoming full socialist single payer.

It is hard to see how pulling O'care out by the roots was not the single most shouted rallying cry for almost eight years. Losing on that one by our own hands means little will happen on any of the other MAGA agenda items either.

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