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August 06, 2017

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henry

Question for Ralph L: does Zuckerberg fold his underwear?

 narciso.

This is one of those taranto questions no one was asking.

Miss Marple

I can't wait to see another photo of Zuckerburg standing out in a field staring at cows.

 narciso.

Does it seem all these tech billionaire are smithy toves I add gates and jobs to this.


https://mobile.twitter.com/omriceren/status/894205688876027904/photo/1

 narciso.

What is yiddish fir deep state:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/prime-minister-netanyahus-allies-come-to-his-public-defense-1502029824

GUS

Zuckerbergs skill set?

 narciso.

The horde noted this earlier:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/06/mary-beard-twitter-abuse-roman-britain-ethnic-diversity

The Infamous Ignatz

I'm about as confident of this as I am of my previous prognostication;
Mark Zuckerberg will never be president.

Dave (in MA)
Zuckerburg standing out in a field staring at cows
Trying to figure out which one was Lena Dunham.
 narciso.

Does anybody know how to run this railroad?

www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/is-doj-going-soft-on-leaks.php

Porchlight

Zuckerberg's potential run is to be loudly encouraged.

 narciso.

They cover the story with a pillow:


Https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/world/americas/venezuela-ncholas-maduro-military-base-attacked.html

GUS

https://www.yahoo.com/news/investigators-seek-suspects-minnesota-mosque-bombing-134252014.html

It's funny that when a Muzlim commits a terror act in America, the MFM and libtards like Dayton, bend over backward pretend not to notice motive. But here, Dayton immediately announces that this is TERRORISM.

Porchlight

GUS,

I suspect the mosque bombing will turn out to be a hoax like so many other so-called hate crimes.

 narciso.

How you spell oroville down there

https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2017/08/06/my-city-is-flooding-and-its-maduros-fault/

The last time there was a major disaster 50,000 died while chavez chewed canapes on an island off the coast.

GUS

Porch, what astounds me, is the VIRTUE SIGNALLING and abject STUPIDITY of the LEFT.

The BILL THE RAPIST tarmac meet up with Lynch is EPIC. Bill the Rapist, must have been shitting his pants, at the very probable prospect of RODHAM being charged with several felonies. At that VERY TIME, both The Rapist and Lynch did something so UNETHICAL and completely CORRUPT. If the DOJ has charged Rodham, The Rapist could have blackmailed Lynch. I've heard NO ONE mention this.

The LEFT is so dishonest that they believe their own lies.

 narciso.

Now the fellow in the Carlos slims link is not an unknown quantity, then again neither wee Rolando cubela*

*he was the Cuban govt official handed a poison pen in Paris by the cia on the day jfk was assasinated. Nearly three years later he was arrested attempted to topple the govt suspected of being a double agent, even though he wee imprisoned for 20 years

GUS

https://www.yahoo.com/news/investigators-seek-suspects-minnesota-mosque-bombing-134252014.html
Please read this TRIPE. AP story same shit different day. Setting the NARATIVE and reeling in the LIBTARDS and FOOLS.

 narciso.

You have to read the British tabloids to get a clue:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4182593/venezuelan-crisis-latest-valencia-military-base-gunfire/

Jane

I'm off for Zuckerberg running. I want a primary of 15 businessman, three Hollywood stars, twogovernors and Hillary.

Ralph L

Trying to figure out which one was Lena Dunham

The dun cow, of course.

Zuckerburger keeps his tightie whities on wig forms so they'll be ready for use.

Jane

ALL for Zuckerberg...

 narciso.

The irony about that bit, is he lambasted us for Katrina that killed perhaps a thousand people.

The Infamous Ignatz

Imagine the thought processes of this born melvin magnet [or should that be magnate] with the Little Lord Fauntleroy bangs;

"Gee, I stole the idea for an internet clubhouse from a couple of creepy twins at Hahvahd. I got rich off my theft.
I talked to some truck drivers who I learned drive these things called trucks and then some roughnecks had me put my coveralls on backwards as a prank and I didn't even know it. Did I mention I'm rich?
Yes America! I will, I will be your president! I hear you calling me!"

He's a bigger nutjob than Comey.


 narciso.

Yes, the answer is:


https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/08/05/is-america-on-the-verge-of-nervous-breakdown-or-civil-war/

Miss Marple

Ignatz,

Couldn't agree more!

 narciso.

Remember it was Richard black who ran against Mrs mccabe, who went on one of those junkets

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/217026/the-damascus-junket-pays-dividends-for-assad

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

I thought we we all hoping it would be Waters.

Clarice Feldman

Nytol. Behave.

 narciso.

Another day ending in e:

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/08/06/man-arrested-at-eiffel-tower-in-apparent-terror-incident-7th-terror-event-in-france-this-year/

sbw

Anyone figure out what matters to Zuck?

Has Zuck figured out if anything matters to Zuck?

 narciso.

Well it keeps him from building his half cryptonian creature,

GUS

Zuckerberg loves poor people and wants them to have more of YOUR money. He's a tiny man.
He is C Fuck Todd tiny.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

Armchair analysis here.

Got undeserved wealth by stealing an idea. Tons of money, but no real ideas. No real friends.

It's rather sad, actually. He has "events" on his Facebook page where he does "regular people" stuff like setting up a new barbecue grill and chatting to sycophants who ask him questions on line.

I think he is bored and has no idea how to interact with real people. How old is he - mid 40's? Does he have any other family? Does he belong to a church, or a bowling league? did he ever serve in the military?

Sad person, I think. However, it is not the nation's responsibility to give him something to do.

Buckeye

Recent Eric Bibb

https://youtu.be/SjasWt8hrgc

Great guitar work on "Going Down Slow", vocals are excellent. Worth the watch.

sbw

However, it is not the nation's responsibility to give him something to do.


That sentence alone should sink him:

It’s not the nation’s responsibility to give Zuck something to do.

mike in houston

You think Mark Zuckerberg is nuts, you should read some of his sister's rantings

https://eidolon.pub/how-to-be-a-good-classicist-under-a-bad-emperor-6b848df6e54a

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 53m53 minutes ago

The Fake News refuses to report the success of the first 6 months: S.C., surging economy & jobs,border & military security,ISIS & MS-13 etc.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 50m50 minutes ago

Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.

=== ===========================

I realize that this amazing diplomatic accomplishment means nothing to David French and his set, but it really is a hopeful sign.

 narciso.

When he wrote off Zimmerman, as every man as you can get, he was on report.

 narciso.

Any further questions:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/left-wing-dem-backs-mcmaster.php

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/corey-lewandowski-john-kelly-has-full-authority-to-begin-firing-white-house-staff/article/2630767

 narciso.

The hired was gratuitously cruel and in violation of the Geneva and Vienna cinvebtuons.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Guess who else backs McMaster, who is still active duty:

Mattis.

 narciso.

Yes but who will he fire trump loyalista or the deep staters

Barbara

It was inevitable. Zuckerberg the child billionaire believes he can steal anything.

Nero runs for President. Perhaps he will make his hobby horse a Senator.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

And what if the "loyalists" were undermining Trump's agenda because they wanted to push their own?

I have been watching this crap on Twitter since Friday.

If you ask me to choose between Cernovich and Trump, guess who I am choosing.

McMaster serves at the pleasure of the President. He doesn't fire people without the President knowing.

I am going to bed.

NYTOL!

 narciso.

Because every one who seems to have a clue about Iran or al queda in a staff position, gets fired every hamas Islamic state apologist gets hired so are volker and hooker, is who is winning.

 narciso.

Every leaner seems to keep his job, general Lynn is probably looking at a million dollar legal bill, this is the reward one gets for supporting trumo

jimmyk on iPhone

Hey all, been traveling, fell hopelessly behind. Every time I thought I'd caught up I'd see that there were one or two new threads.

Just one comment for now. On Rosenstein asserting that Mueller is limited in the scope of his inquiry: My cynical side says that Rod will use that only to keep any investigation away from Hillary and the Democrats. That piece someone linked comparing Mueller with Cox was very compelling. And disturbing, since I don't think Trump has enough Republicans in Congress on his side to get away with firing Mueller.

Ralph L

McMaster got his MA and PhD at UNC-CH, which is a smaller hellmouth than some NE universities.

After Poindexter and Powell, I came to the conclusion that it's a bad idea to have an active duty officer be the NSA. It's inherently political and often partisan.

 narciso.

You know how it works , Hillary is like Europe in 2010, you. Can't touch her same with richardson, mcawful et al Mcdonnell you can accuse him of selling off williamsburg to the emirates no one will raise a peep,

Another Bob

Miss Marple the Deplorable | August 06, 2017 at 10:02 PM

That was really outstanding MM.

As was your Trump-religion post. I do t know if Trump is himself religious, but it does seem he has a proper respect for it.

Barbara

narciso,

You know more about these things than I do, but I was wondering. The White House has said WRT some of the staff fired from the NSC that they would look to find other places for them in the Administration.

We have something like sixteen or seventeen intelligence entities in the government. Where does the NSC fit into all of this? The President receives Intel from a variety of sources. Does McMaster have the ability to prevent that information from getting through?

I thought at the time of these firings that McMaster was acting to contain what appeared to be open insubordination at the NSC primarily from people put in place by General Flynn. As a practical matter, it might also be a way of centralizing all of the holdouts from the Obama era with a view to weeding out those who are leaking information from within the White House.

That's the best face that I can put on it. I can't imagine any of these changes altering the President's positions on foreign policy. At least they don't appear to have so far.

narciso

Insubordination is,following through on what was pledged in the campaign. Then we see Baumann Israel hater get promoted and mcfarland downgraded. Bannon shut out of the principals committee who filled his slot. Firing Cohen ratnick tells you it is dangerous to have trump's back.

narciso

Recall during the general election, Flynn served as a sherpa telling him not to be snowed by these bogus estimates. After crowdstrike and the fusion dossier he should especially wary

jimmyk

Sometimes Althouse plays the right notes:


When I see the continuing shock and struggle to absorb the reality of Trump's presidency, I want to ask these people why they did not understand the people of their own country and why they do not accept the consequences of democracy? You don't believe in democracy if you only believe in it when someone you like wins. This is democracy, and these are your fellow citizens.

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/08/hillary-clinton-wants-to-preach-thats.html

All I can think of when I see "Hillary Clinton Wants to Preach" is "Ah don' feel no ways tahrred."

Barbara

I understand, narciso. What I'm trying to determine is the President's strategy in all of this.

He hasn't changed his positions, and many of these people have been reassigned. One thing is certain in my pov. McMaster has in effect boxed himself in. He's surrounded by his sycophants. We'll have to see where this leads, but I don't see this as changing the policies of the President. At least, not so far.

narciso

He trusts McMaster and Mattis because of their previous record and some of their most recent accomplishments George Marshall was a very capable staff officer but some of his staffing choices at state, were Dubois. I guess he resemeles gen goodoaster in theeisenhower era.

The Infamous Ignatz

Nero! Yes! I knew I'd seen those ghastly bangs somewhere before. And that neck.


jimmyk

I linked the wrong Althouse piece above, should have been:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/08/headline-on-wapo-book-review-sorry-but.html

narciso

Lozada doth protest too much, wasn't he who reviewed a plot against America, and it can't happen here as,seminal tests in the era of trump, how did he think people woul react

Another query I'd this is,such a police state, sarc, why isn't Angela Davis in prison or otherwise indisposed how about Billy Ayers, rhetorical.

Barbara

That's it, Ignatz!

It must have been what brought the comparison to mind. That and his immaturity, history and utter callousness.

narciso

Margaret George like a recent tnational geographic thinks Nero has gotten a bad rap.

abadman

At the end of the day Generals are politicians. They make their money off of their connections. Whether you're Flynn or McMaster. They're all dirty, the question is how dirty. I would include Mattis as well.

Don't get me started on the shit I have seen.

Lifer in the military for what it is worth

jimmyk

such a police state, sarc, why isn't Angela Davis in prison or otherwise indisposed how about Billy Ayers, rhetorical.

Their spots were taken by Dinesh D'Souza, Nakoula, et al.

Barbara

I know. But I think Suetonious is more persuasive.

The Infamous Ignatz

Been swatting flies over at that Roger Simon PJM link.
Not many things more fun than puncturing the fantasies of a pompous know nothing.

The Infamous Ignatz

You're right narciso.
He look's more like Cligula anyway.

The Infamous Ignatz

You know who I meant.

Barbara

abadman,

It's beginning to look like that.

I'd read about Flynn's business enterprise of advising people like the leader of Turkey back during the 2016 campaign. Frankly, I was surprised when the President chose him for the NSA.

I don't know very much about these generals, but from my living room, they all look like a bunch of prima donnas.

Possible exception: General Kelly

Barbara

Ignatz,

Caligula is better for the purpose of personality comparisons. Actually, he's the one who made his horse a Senator - not poor, beleaguered Nero.

Nero has a better ring to it, though.

Captain Hate

I do t know if Trump is himself religious, but it does seem he has a proper respect for it.

He doesn't mangle scripture like a certain JEF.

abadman

Possible exception general Kelly...

Keep telling your self that.

Barbara

Possible exception general Kelly...

Keep telling your self that.

abadman,

Too bad. I should have known better. People who have scruples usually don't rise to the top of such organizations.

Thanks for the reality check.

The Infamous Ignatz

I don't think either one would ever be confused with a biblical scholar, CH, but one almost certainly thinks he would.

He probably thinks he would make a better pastor than his pastor...oh wait...Jeremiah Wright, hmm, maybe he would at that.

abadman

"Totally agree,Capitan. Like it says in 2.75 Corinthians, "A man that admits to sexually assaulting women with his fingers is a true man of christ""

Don't think he admitted it, only stated the plausibility

of course for the actual act there is always Billy boy

abadman

Barbara,

I do not know Gen Kelly, but I have met a fair amount of Generals. They have never failed to live down to my expectations

simply stupid

We have had a couple rough months in Afghanistan and my hunch is that Trump is setting up McMaster as the fall guy for not getting the Afghanistan policy on his desk. Basically either Mattis or MCMaster I want the policy on my desk yesterday and preference is to allow McMaster take the fall for not coming up with a suitable plan.

Barbara

I have met a fair amount of Generals. They have never failed to live down to my expectations

abadman,

I hear you. There are similar types outside the military, and I've encountered my share of them.

The Infamous Ignatz

Any plan for Afghanistan that does not involve the word megatons will not truly succeed.

Otherwise bomb them conventionally just on general principles occasionally and never set foot in the godforsaken deathtrap again.

abadman

Barbara,
good nite to you

It's wicked world we live in.

I'm sure in their place I'd do the same

Barbara

abadman,

I don't know. I didn't.

Good night.

abadman

"While you're struggling with plausibility and actuality I'll be over here drinking a diet Mountain dew."

you're the one struggling with plausibility and actuality.

while your drinking your Mountain Dew be careful not to knock out the last of your two teeth

simply stupid

To counter Miss Marple's adoration for Thomas Wictors highly speculative conjectures based on a photo of Sadr in Saudi Arabia, I wish she would read some of Wretchard Richard Fernandez twitter links to what Iran is up to https://twitter.com/wretchardthecat?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

We have severalproxy wars going on between Russia China Iran and NK against the US and its rag tag team of partners. Reagan had Thatcher and the Pope in his conflict with Russia. Russia now has China and the other two bad actors with a willing Pope so Trump challenges are much greater.

We are in the midst of a trade war with oil being the first commodity that gets blown out which is occurring China needs to sell us their goods otherwise there will be riots in the streets once all the factories shutter. It is China's call as to whether they still want prop up all the bad actors Russia, Iran and NK or face shuttered factories and the angry masses.

Dave (in MA)
made his horse a Senator
--Insert Kerry joke here--
glasater

A twitter pal of mine who is a retired spook for NSA claims that generals/admirals are polititians in uniform.

daddy

General Sherman: "If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve."

Ralph L

Politicians largely within DoD, Rickover a horrible exception. What I don't want to see is more like Powell who played the rest of Washington for years before retiring. On the other end, Poindexter didn't realize how politically dangerous the diversion of funds was, so we got I-C.

daddy

Speaking of Zuckerberg, how'd his 2010 plan to donate $100 Million to improve Newark's Public Schools turn out?

Business Insider: Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark public schools failed miserably

Here's where it went wrong:

The $US100 million from Zuckerberg actually became $US200 million under the agreement other sources would match his contribution. Here’s where that money went:

---Labour and contract costs: $US89.2 million
---Charter schools: $US57.6 million
---Consultants: $US21 million
---Various local initiatives: $US24.6 million...

...Zuckerberg envisioned the teacher contract reform to be a centrepiece of the reform...But the teachers’ union only agreed upon those measures if the seniority protections remained intact...

...Finally, $US20 million of Zuckerberg’s donation went to consultants ...Consultants were making $US1000 a day while the local teachers and administrators did not see any of the additional funds in merit pay that they were promised.
-----------------------------

Sounds like the road to Newark was paved with good intentions.

daddy

(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI said earlier such records did not exist.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

simply stupid,

I have long followed Richard Fernandez on Twitter, and usually read his columns when inked here.

I don't disagree with any of your points about Iran, Russia, and North Korea. On the other hand, Trump did get that samctions bill through the national security council with Russian and Chinese agreement. It's a step forward indicating some measure of improvement. Whether it will work or not, I don't know.

Regarding the political dealings of generals, I am not ignorant about that, either. One thing I have learned, however, is that ALL human organizations have a political component, hence the term "office politics." There are politics within school systems. The Vatican has its own separate political dealings internally, with factions based on Catholic interpretation plus who knows who.
Unions have politics. Heck, the local furniture store I worked fo had politics within it as well.

Mattis was chosen, I believe, because he has the confidence of the enlisted men and because he had so recently retired, wasn't caught up in consulting jobs with defense contractors and such. Both Mattis and Kelly understand the huge bureaucracy of the Pentagon and the wider one of the government.

I am by nature an optimist. Trump is trying to improve things, which suits me just fine. Yes, there are lots of things going on in the world which are dangerous. I just don't see why I should take the "No matter what, we are doomed" position.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Regarding those tarmac emails, I am pretty sure the entire FBI didn't say they didn't exist, but the story assigned collective responsibility.

WHO said those emails didn't exist? Comey? McCabe? Some paid-off underling? Someone ought to be up for perjury if that was testified to before Congress.

daddy

Miss M,

My linked story says this:

The ACLJ notes that under the leadership of then-Director James Comey the FBI had originally denied the existence of such records.

“No records responsive to your request were located,” FBI Chief of Record/Information David Hardy wrote a letter responding to ACLJ’s Freedom of Information Act request.

I read elsewhere that that amounted to the equivalent of Testimony under Oath. Over to the Lawyers, but regardless, in actuality it comes across effectively as an intentional lie by the FBI to those requesting this info:

they made the declaration [that the records did not exist], now we know that declaration was wrong,” Sekulow said. “The Comey FBI lied to us.”

I think Sessions has an opening if he cares to exploit it.

daddy

As we continue to see hair on fire reports from the media that the Mosque in Minneapolis was probably bombed by suspected Terrorists, it's worth seeing how the Islamic Terrorist have won the battle in Australia.

A Synagogue was to be built in Bondi Beach, just outside Sydney, but authorities have decided to refuse permission for it to be built, under the rationale that if the Jews built such a thing it would incite Muslims to destroy it, and as a consequence innocent people might get hurt in those predicted Muslim terrorist attacks. I'm not making this up:

Bondi synagogue ruling over terror fears shames Australia

AUSTRALIA is shamed. A NSW court last week banned construction of a synagogue at Bondi, to save locals from getting accidentally hurt if the Jews are shot or bombed.

After this decision by the Land and Environment Court, what’s next? Send Jews back to the ghettos to keep us safe?

What a victory for the jihadists trying to kill them.

Worth a read, and probably worth discussing with your Aussie niece, Miss M.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Regarding McMaster and Mattis, we have this excellent article from Victor Davis Hanson:

https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/05/mcmaster-

"I think we, the uninformed of the general public, can still understand the ground rules of these three quite different mavericks: Mattis and McMaster have been given rare latitude by Trump to re-establish serious national strategies, and doing so requires using some levers of traditional U.S. power and influence. In exchange, as non-politicos and representatives of the military establishment, they remain loyal servants of presidential policy, and that means the advancement of Trump’s nationalist agenda—but also a 19th-century noble insistence on order, respect for chain of command, and obedience to the dictates of superiors."
=========

Please read the entire thing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

The story is behind a paywall, so I can't access it.

Don't know that I will see her again, as she was off to visit friends in Louisville today. Since this is my dem sister's stepdaughter, I am not likely to bring up a political question as I am not wanting to start a family feud.

jimmyk on iPhone

So by the same logic, what with all that Islamophobia out there, were told, of course no mosques should be built.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

(Picked up on Twitter.)

daddy

The Atlantic: Hillary Wants to Preach

...former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister.

... Scripture appears to have shaped Clinton on the campaign trail—as it has throughout her life...While other girls were flipping through beauty mags, she was reading about Vietnam and poverty in a now-defunct magazine for Methodist students...A well-worn Bible was always on the Clinton family’s dining room table...

...Clinton “doesn’t wear her religion on her sleeve, she just practices it. She follows the edict of what’s attributed to St. Francis: ‘Preach the gospel always, and if you need to, use words.’”

Here's Hillary "Preaching The Gospel" in 2011: "We came, we saw, he died! Ha, Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Sort'a makes you wonder what came First, Hillary wanting to be a Preacher or Hillary wanting to be a Marine?

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