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September 29, 2017

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Jane (Stand against the Coup)

OMG, how will you survive? That's awful TM (and I'm serious). Now I'll go check mine.

boatbuilder

Can't have a Black Russian without ice...

maryrose

Good to see you boatbuilder.
Good for you helping a friend MM!

lyle

Ice? I don't need no steenking ice! 🍷

henry

Get thee to a convenience store ice machine forthwith!

These things are better contemplated with chilled spirits.

maryrose

Price is still in trouble and President Trump says he will decide tonight what will be his fate.

Old Lurker

TM, please pass the Grey Poupon. Your terrible state of affairs is exactly why I have two ice makers in each house. Now I do confess I feel bad when I have to send Mrs. OL to the first floor bar to get ice for my G&Ts when cocktails are on the second floor deck and the upstairs bar's icemaker is acting up. So I feel your pain...or should I say my wife feels your pain.

Ducking.

jimmyk

According to something I saw (on CNN of all places) the Obama administration approved more flights on military aircraft by cabinet members than Trump has: 94 vs 77 over the same time period.

Not defending Price, just pointing to the double standard.

Old Lurker

Maryrose, Price put Trump in a tight spot. Too much DC water I guess.

daddy

At yesterday's President's Cup opening, Obama stood with his hand over his heart when the anthem was played, along with W and Billy Jeff and all of the American players, captains, caddies, etc.

Interesting. He seems to be going out of his way to avoid doing anything overtly political these days, at least in public.

He didn't use to do it, Boatbuilder. It makes me laugh knowing that Trump making this an issue forced Obama to have to cover his heart and pretend to be respectful:)

jimmyk

A possible response by Trump to l'affaire Price would be to shake up the staff that approve all those flights, rather than fire Price. That has more a 'drain the swamp' feel to it.

Old Lurker

Works for me, Jimmy.

Thomas Collins

Today lessons from the NFL, library and icemaker stories:

Mess with Trump: Trouble.

Mess with Melania and Dr. Seuss: Super Trouble.

Mess with TM's and OL's ice machines: Death penalty.

maryrose

There are these old fashioned little trays that you can fill with water and put in your freezer and voila, you have ice!
I have never had an ice maker on my refrigerator.

Old Lurker

Oh Maryrose...you don't get it. The icemakers in the refrigerators are the machines of last resort if the bar icemakers are not working. It is a serious emergency if my G&T arrives with refrigerator ice in it! I mean, those cubes are foggy and shaped funny and the real one's are carefully calibrated to slip into my mouth just so...

I hate change.

What's an "icetray" thingy you mention?

maryrose

OL:
My bad.
I didn't know the ice had to be the same size and shape.
Carry on.
I also discovered that I drink a lot less than most JOMers.
I drink socially mostly, when out to dinner with friends.

Jack is Back!

When I visit Belgium at my FIL's house they never have ice (it is not a Euro thing) but they do have a tray that is never used. I have to fill it first thing and then find a place in the 2 freezers to put it. That is not as easy as you think since they are filled with all kinds of food.

The only liquor is gin,cognac, scotch and boubons as well as vermouth, lillet, campari etc. So, if I want a vodka tonic I need to bring a bottle I bought at Duty Free knowing it won't be there. But there is tonic as my late MIL loved her pink gins and tonics. With a bowl of crisps (chips) and some Strauss playing she would imbide in the fumar while doing needle work.

Over 18 years I have learned to adapt and find ways to make it more personally enjoyable while tending to the W to E jet lag.

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Jordan Spieth once again showing why he is the greatest putter in the world, maybe all time. Back in the day you didn't win grand slams until well into your 30's and certainly never considered a good putter also until then. He has turned that CW upside down. He is just 23.

lyle

Sarah Hoyt has a great essay on PJM that's definitely worth your time, The Twilight of the Liberal Gods. Perhaps some kind soul can provide a link.

common man

Well its not my ice maker, but my wife noticed the termometer she keeps in the refridge was reading 45 degrees this morning. Awaiting the repairman as I type.

BTW, dont ever buy Viking refrigerator. It came with the unit, and the builder must have thought matched appliances had cache or something. Viking makes quality ranges but stay away from anything else...

daddy

Howie Carrs take on the Dewey Decimal System Decimate Sister:

Carr: Librarian’s act against Dr. Seuss is moonrat-crazy

common man

I dont drink any more.


I just dont drink any less...

sbw

I drink socially mostly

It’s all social ... mostly when I want to blot it out.

daddy

Here you go, Lyle!

Sarah Hoyt: The Twilight of the Liberal Gods

common man

BTW someone gave me ice molds, to make those perfect round cubes for a nice single malt scotch on the rocks. Used them once or twice, but ice maker is way easier...

maryrose

Daddy:
It does not look good for Menendez.
Even lower level flunkies are ratting him out.
Memos sent and perks given are intertwining to make him look guilty as hell.Cavuto did a report today on Fox Business.
Tonight Menendez is heading to Puerto Rico to change the subject.
A reporter shouted "If guilty,will you resign?"

Marlene

I listened to Howie Carr during the first hour and he was reveling in the stupidity of the librarian. Howie's producer is going to interview the mayor of Springfield in the final hour. Dr.Seuss is a native son of Springfield and "The Amazing World of Dr.Seuss Museum" is located there.

Jack is Back!

So, some 14 year old girl is in Puerto Rico and Mendendez needs to make sure her mattress is dry?

I wonder if he is coming down because Geraldo told him about the girl?

Marlene

Creepy news from Maine...an employee at a plastics factory in southern Maine opened a crate from China and a green snake with yellow eyes slithered out. *shudder* A game warden went to the facility and couldn't find the snake. If it slithers outdoors,it won't last long,because the nights have turned chilly.

jimmyk

Meanwhile Outhouse thinks the librarian was just fabulous (and "looks great" too!):

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/09/lets-take-closer-look-at-that-cambridge.html

The comments shred her. One of the best:

"I want to say that Phipps Soeiro looks like the grudging end product of mechanical lovemaking between Nathan Leopold and Frida Kahlo."

lyle

Muchas gracias, daddy.

daddy

I dont drink any more.

Apparently I dont drink any more either$%^

Tonight in Dubai we went walking through the biggest Mall in the world at the foot of the tallest building in the world, and couldn't find a drink to save our lives. There we were, after plodding for a half hour past a Texas Roadhouse, a Red Lobster, a PF Chang's, a California Kitchen, a couple Mexican Chain Restaurants, Chili Joe's something or other Crab House, etc, like 2 parched men in a desert dying of thirst yet not a drop to be found. Gad!

Oh well. Walked back to our super fancy Sofitel after pounding ice tea and pizza, and had 2 cans of expensive lukewarm Carlsberg at the big 5th Floor Pool Bar overlooking the City. Double Gad!!

Mark Twain wrote a hundred years back that in some Nevada Town they had 93 Saloons and 7 Churches and he thought they had finally got the proportions just about right. Well here you have 93 Mosques and 7 Saloons---no wonder the place is so hosed up.

GUS

jimmyk, I'm late to the game. What is this LIBRARIAN deal.

Jack is Back!

Why does an educated jurist like Althouse make a complete ass out herself like this? Where is the pragmatic thinking? Especially for her website where the regular commenters make Iowahawk look like Mr. Peepers?

Old Lurker

Maryrose "I didn't know the ice had to be the same size and shape."

Don't forget clarity, air content and using filtered water.

Now I'm worried. Do you think Porch knows these things when she comes to tend bar on the Ledge?

Extraneus

Here's a good rundown, GUS.

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/28/librarian-rejects-first-ladys-gift-dr-seuss-books-calling-racist-propaganda/

The Infamous Ignatz

I concur with Sue in really disliking Doc Seuss books back in the day.
However I did enjoy PD Eastman's Go Dog Go and Are You My Mother.

Big Bird was best suited for a big kettle.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Price resigned Trump accepted.

The Infamous Ignatz

What did Price do?
Oh yeah, who is Price?

Old Lurker

Wow, Steph.

lyle

Note: there's some errata in that Hoyte piece: even the fake "dossier" didn't claim it was Trump micturating on the bed in Moscow. It claimed he hired Tatiana and Destiny Demeznova for that bit of entertainment.

Momto2

When is the last time a Democrat resigned over something?

::::::crickets:::::::::

Jack is Back!

He couldn't pull ACA reform over the goal line. Disabused his position, thinking if Trump has a private plane, so can I. But he didn't realize that Trump owned his didn't rent it. A complete tone deaf politician even if Republican.

Uniparty has another martyr.

Marlene

Tom Price has resigned.

common man

Dr Tom Price is now former Secretary of HHS.

Resignation offered and accepted.

Momto2

One more thing about the librarian...If the Dr. Seuss books are racist, why does she intend to send them to the lower income schools?

Do the "poorer" kids deserve racist books but her kid$ do not?

Typical liberal stupid thinking!

Old Lurker

what jack said at 4:46.

daddy

Daddy:
It does not look good for Menendez.

Thanks, Maryrose.

Senator Menendez is probably kicking himself for not pulling strings to make Comey his prosecutor. That way Comey would never be able to fathom Menendez's motivations, or whether when he took those 28 free airline trips he had full knowledge that it was illegal as all get out, so he'd walk like Hillary and Loretta Lynch.

I still trust our Legal Justice system so little that I think he'll beat the rap enough to stay in office, but at least he's sweating bullets for the time being.

Jack is Back!

Momto2,

When Dems get those positions they get them for a reason: Stay, accept, deliver, check your account, when it is beyond your dreams, resign for family reasons, bring in another loyal corruptible member.

Momto2

Has anyone else noticed more filtering at Twitter? I remember only a time or two having a comment that says, "Warning, this content may be offensive" or something like that and you must click "ok" to read it. Today, I've seen it 3 times.

Once it was a comment about the librarian that included the word "bitch" (ho hum)

A police officer was shot and killed in Georgia today and under the news article with a photo of the killer - a comment merely said, "Trash" and was filtered out. (BTW shooter was white)

GUS

Not enough TRANNIES in SEUSS books????

GUS

Holy Schnikey, Imagine Mrs. Trump had sent

CURIOUS GEORGE.

jimmyk

I would just like to get a look at who in Obama's cabinet took military planes, and why was there no uproar? As mentioned earlier, there was more of that under Obama than there's been under Trump.

Jack is Back!

So, jimmyk, you want Trump to treat abuse of taxpayer remittances the same as Obama did? Trump is doing what we should have expected Zippy to do but he didn't and you have that statistic to overlay on JOM:)

sbw

Wow! Imagine what would have happened if Price’s plane had been discovered on an Arizona runway!

Old Lurker

So if Price is out, wonder what the impact will be on all those "Secretary Shall" provisions we are hoping the Trump team will use to move the ball while awaiting a new law?

Extraneus

He couldn't pull ACA reform over the goal line

Makes sense.

Barbara

The Sarah Hoyt article is excellent, lyle.

Perhaps the masquerade of the left to appear as polished, attractive characters with seemingly no personal flaws (or at least none that the media would report) began with the Kennedy candidacy in 1960. He was smart, clever, poised and somewhat handsome. He had a beautiful wife and the requisite number of children. He went to the right schools and had a charming sense of humor.

In short, he provided a template that politicians tried to emulate and it became the standard. Then came Donald J. Trump and he blew all of that out of the water. He was frank, brutal in his assessment of his competitors and he had according to the media an outlandish life style. It didn't phase the voters at all because he spoke their language. At last we had a candidate who said what we thought in a voice that we had never heard but could relate to.

And it's driving the left and the RINOs nuts. I'm sure you know people who fit in this category. The one that says, "he's not presidential," and can't understand why he succeeds. I hope this signals that the mold has been broken and that starched and pressed candidates are a thing of the past. Perhaps not. There aren't too many Donald Trumps out there unfortunately.

henry

It's been over 6 months and the secretary never "shall'd" once. The airplanes are the public excuse. Somewhere a swamp is missing it's monster, HHS perhaps?

Jack is Back!

Trump should nominate Betsy McGaughey to take Price's place. There is no one who knows more about ACA than Betsy. Plus another woman in the cabinet and I want her nomination to be contentious with Finestein and Warren making asses of themselves when Betsy starts to explain the pain they have put on ordinary people and the practice of medicine.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene,

It's coming to get you...

daddy

"I want to say that Phipps Soeiro looks like the grudging end product of mechanical lovemaking between Nathan Leopold and Frida Kahlo."

JimmyK, Lets test that hypothesis!

(A)

plus (B)

equals (C)

QED!

lyle

Maybe Price should have met with LoLy on a tarmac in Phoenix. I understand that's a get-out-of-jail-free card...

Jack is Back!

Barbara,

Like McCain, Kerry, Blumenthal, and Harkin he was a phony war hero.

Too bad Obama elected not to enlist because Ben Rhodes would have made him today's Chesty Puller.

lyle

I second JiB's choice of Betsy McCaughey to replace Price. For spite, of course.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Frederick's "Art in Studio" assignment this week is 3 interesting facts about Freda Kahlo.

I told him about Diego Rivera and his murals. But I am interested in what he comes up with. If is that Selma Hayek is hawt, then I know he is my son:)

GUS

Not to belittle the PROFESSION, but that Self absorbed bitch is a LIBRARIAN. This is The Full Commie Left. Is ANYONE surprised at seeing this useless bag of wind?

Extraneus

Thanks for all the good reviews of the excellent Sarah Hoyt piece. I don't usually like her stuff at Instapundit much and wouldn't have read it otherwise.

daddy

When is the last time a Democrat resigned over something?

Anthony's Weiner, and I think Client Number 9. Other than that I'm scratching my head.

Captain Hate

Sometimes Althouse writes something so cluelessly obtuse you wonder if a medication change just happened.

lyle

You'll never guess (okay, yes, you can) who Hollyweird is making a movie about.

Mark Felt.

I'm looking at the ad for it right now in the dead tree WSJ next to the crossword puzzle.

The Man Who Brought Down The White House

Played by Liam Neeson. The left never [redacted] stops.

Janet 🚬

It was a surprisingly short journey from Robert E Lee to Dr Seuss. -- Iowahawk

Jack is Back!

janet,

Thanks but I just spit out my wine all over my beagle:)

Extraneus

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tom-price-was-a-man-who-couldnt-be-trusted/article/2636111

Captain Hate

Mrs H once gave me the DVD of that Freda Kahlo film as a present. It was years ago and I still haven't watched it.

daddy

Jack,

Your 5:04 is a great idea. Works for me totally. And I also bet that if he's still breathing McCain votes against her.

Davod

"Phipps Soeiro" hmm. Soeiro pretty close to Sottero!

rse

CM-the couple who started and still owned last time I was in rb has a place on 30-a. Knew their architect and ended up having dinner with them one night at the same restaurant I recommended to you.

Apparently they got sued by thermador for supposedly copying their knobs.

remember price was at that never trumper event at sea island aei organized. I always thought it was an odd fit. Atlanta physicians tell me price was really interested in some type of concierge medicine plan. Hard to go from that vision to healthcare for all successfully.

Jack is Back!

Phil Mikelson shows what a 40+ year old can do and puts the US up 8-2 after two days at The President's Cup. No kneelers there except to find the right line for their putts.

Mr. Magic comes through again.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Will Senator Robert Menendez resign for his use of private planes? #TomPrice

Barbara

I forgot about that one, JIB. It only worked for the faux heroes, and didn't help Bob Dole much.

It was really sickening to hear the liberal media complain that certain conservative candidates hadn't served their country or served in a privileged position. If I recall correctly, they never applied that same standard to the left.

daddy

Breaking from Breitbart: Heads Up – MASSIVE State Department Friday FOIA Dump – Multiple Clinton Documents…

common man

Paradis. And they have Seghesio Zinfadel on their wine list...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Good evening all.

Feeling better. I stretched out on the bed and promptly conked out. Daughter is bringing home burgers for supper. I should have gone to the grocery today but was just too tired, so that will have to wait until tomorrow morning.

What I was doing is that my friiend who helped me last year, and her sister, were trying to sort out and get rid of things in their father's garage, as he has remarried and is living in the lady's house. (He is 91 so quite the guy. HA!)

Anyway, the sister sold her house in Rushvile so she is going to live in the house for a while since she and her sister actually own it (signed over to them a few years ago for estate purposes).

So we were dealing with his stuff and her stuff which the movers had put in the garage. Couple that with my friend having had 2 hip replacements and the sister having a bad back and wearing a back brace, you can see why I was needed and also why I am tired!!

henry

My goodness Miss M! That calls for an extra wine ration for you! :)

daddy

Will Senator Robert Menendez resign for his use of private planes? #TomPrice

Great point, Stephanie.

I wonder if Trump had Menendez's fraud in mind when he pulled the trigger on Price? I sure wouldn't put it past him. It brings the topic of fraudulent use of airplanes front and center doesn't it, and just in time for the weekend gab shows if anyone cares to make points on the subject. Makes it a bit tough I'd think for the Talking Heads to be damning Price on the one hand while excusing Menendez on the other for far worse behavior.

maryrose

BEn Stein thought the failure to secure repeal and replace of Ocare was the primary reason for the let go of Price.
If you ever watched the Apprentice, failure to complete a task and win was always a reason to be fired.

DrJ

And they have Seghesio Zinfadel on their wine list...

BUY!

Momto2

This officer, Kristin Hearn, was shot and killed today. She leaves behind this adorable 3-year-old son. Will the NFL will think of her as they link arms this weekend?


Captain Hate

Can you imagine how tediously boring that Mark Felt movie will be? If Whoreyweird had a hair on its pansy ass it would have Jim Jarmusch produce it with Crispin Glover and Tom Waits playing Woodward and Bernstein. Now that I'd go see.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

lyle,

That Nixon/Mark Felt movie is a guaranteed box office bomb. It's nothing but a vehicle for Liam Neeson to go around pontificating about "abuse of power" and "coverup" to the media.

No one will be interested in it at all, except for a few old liberals. Nixon's impeachment hearings were in 1974. That was 43 years ago. hat means anyone under 40 has zero memory of that era. I just looked it up on a Nielsen site and over 60% of movie goers are under 55.

It will be at a few art houses.

More interesting to me is how they will make a bitter bureaucrat into a glamorous hero, which they will.

henry

The point is to inspire a new "Felt" to save us from things "Trump." Comey and Mueller are toast. This is all they have left.

Barbara

Oh no, Momto2! That is so sad. God rest her soul.

 narciso./

Yes among the rivals are played by csorkas (the villain in the equalizer) sizemore, and other Hollywood heavies, noah wylie plays porringer, the fellow who uncovered his grand jury leaks.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Breaking from Breitbart: Heads Up – MASSIVE State Department Friday FOIA Dump – Multiple Clinton Documents…

Posted by: daddy | September 29, 2017 at 05:30 PM

That should keep the reddit kids busy for the weekend.

Extraneus

Exactly, henry.

Jack is Back!

Steph,

Different rules for Congress and the POTUS. He can hire and fire to his heart's delight. You can do nothing, nada, zilch except voting them out in Congress. There is no impeachment available except for censure and dismissal. Will never get that over airplane trips because they all do it.

Extraneus

How sad, Mom2. They should have a picture of her draped over the field during the anthem, just to remind everyone that this kneeling and arm-locking b.s. is all about hating cops.

Barbara

That's true, JIB. I recall reading about Queen Nancy Pelosi and her lavish use of government aircraft for herself and her family.

Marlene

The dog's yapping just scared three deer from drinking in the stream. I think it was the doe and her fawns from earlier this summer.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

Good point.

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