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November 22, 2017

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Beasts of England

I dropped in at Patterico a few days ago with the hope that some return to sanity would reveal itself. It did not. In fact, it appears that he and many of the commenters have gotten worse.

My question is this: isn't pragmatism a fundamental element of conservatism? Sure, we'd all like our political glass to be 100% full, but isn't 20% or 40% or 80% full a workable advance, compared to Cankles at 0.1% full? I truly can't wrap my little brain around their dissonance.

I mean, we got Gorsuch instead of Gorelick on the Supreme Court. That seems a whole lot like a win to me. The rest is giblet gravy! :)

 narcisoyea

Well if you run OT off a thorium reactor, practically nil,

The flash is kind of hit and miss, I dvr legend while I watch bull.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Good night, Jack. Thanks for your kind words today.

GUS

Hey Beasts, just thought you'd like to know, I brought my 85 red swamp ash Telecaster thinline, with me on my hunting excursion to the north woods.
I keep an old Epiphone Texan at the "cabin" too.o
Let me explain..Pooooterico, Kristol and their female back up singers....THE NEVER TRUMPS......
They are like mid-level Chicago gang leaders and drug dealers. NOBODY MOVES IN ON THEIR TURF.

Trump moved in, kicked their candy asses to the curb, stole their girl friends, and girly MAN friends, soiled their togas, said RUDE THINGS OUTLOUD.....omigod omigod omigod. Trump WON, he didn't LOSE. He owed/owes them NOTHING.

Now it's scorched earth. And they have no MATCHES.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Beasts,

That is exactly how Reagan operated. There is even a quote about it:

“If I found when I was governor that I could not get 100 percent of what I asked for, I took 80 percent.”

I can't find the rest of the quote now, but it says you can always come back for more later.

The funniest thing in looking for that quote: most of the publications that quoted that wee liberal places like Newsweek and the New York Times, talking about what a great example Ronald Regan set, while they were talking about the election of President Trump.

GUS

Beasts, these white toga NEVER TRUMPERS, are like a drunken wife abuser. She DUMPS his AZZ, gets a restraining order, control of money, residence in the HOUSE, custody of the children, and he gets a cheap motel room and a 12 pack.

So he KILLS HER and then commits coward-i-cide.

If they can't be the GOP, no one can. BANG.

GUS

The weak ineffective less than tough, sort of principled/moral dudes that the GOPe has trotted out, rivals the parade of CHICAGO BEARS QUARTERBACKS for the last quarter century.

Beasts of England

Very good points, GUS!!

Epiphone Texans are sweet guitars! The equivalent of a J-50 - my all time favorite acoustic. Two humbuckers in your Thinline? I miss mine...

Beasts of England

Thanks, Miss Marple!! I knew Reagan would back me up! lol

henry

#NeverTrump as Bears QBs? That's gotta sting.

GUS

Lovely Miss M, the media and the left, criticized and scandalized Mr Reagan for being divorced and remarried. The "casting couch" was sometimes invoked. IRONY. President Reagan was an "outsider", and the SWAMP did not like that. Eeeeerily familiar. The Swamp, the media and the CASH FLOW has exponentially exploded. The stakes are higher, and the animals all feeding of the PEOPLES carrion need to be CULLED.

 narcisoyea

Obviously it was the Russians:


http://telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/22/british-spy-chiefs-launch-investigation-uber-hacking-scandal

GUS

standard single coils in this one Beasts.
I have a double dimarzio thinline, with a coil splitter toggle too. Look up TELE HMT.
As for the Texan, I love it, it's old and heavy and nice tuners, but the J-50 kicks it's ass. And, it's not the sleeeeekest playing neck. But it sounds great.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Ballard hasn't wind chimed in with a flowery Golden Marmoset put down yet...--

Maybe I should have copyrighted that gag.

henry

Nonsense, Tesla needed cash. /snark

GUS

Henry, where are you feasting tomorrow???
Gus's ranch?????

 narcisoyea

I'll accept that possibility, whatever happened to two factor incryption.

henry

GUS, my niece is coming here tomorrow. Feast plus trains. (I have new 72” curves... can run BIG ENGINES).

The Infamous Ignatz

CNN dickweed;

"How Sarah Sanders humiliated the press."

She suggested they say what they're thankful for before asking a question.
That was the great humiliation that prompted this;
"But I believe her little stunt is just part and parcel of a longer, larger effort by this administration to undermine the credibility and stature of a free press in this country."

Why can't they just admit they needed absolutely ZERO help in undermining their credibility and stature to the point they are now negative values all by their little ol selves?

henry

Narciso, when you play musical chairs with engineers (aka normal Silicon Valley stuff), encryption is irrelevant. Too many people know the passwords. Human factors will short circuit any tech solution.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Gus,

Ronald Reagan brought me to the Republican Party. I had voted for Jimmy Carter, having grown up a democrat.

My ex-husband and I got married in 77, right in the middle of the mortgage interest rates going up and up. Our first home had a loan with an interest rate of 12%! We re-financed a few years later, but can you imagine. When I tell my daughter that, she is just amazed.

That was also when Islamic terror surfaced in Tehran, and Jimmy Carter sided with the terrorists instead of the Shah!

It was also the time gas rationing, and also the beef shortage! (That was when Kroger started selling ground beef with soy mixed in. It made GREEN grease when you fried it!)

It is also when Carter made us turn down our thermostats in our offices so that everyone walked around in bulky sweaters and had frozen fingers.

Boy, was I ready for Reagan! That is why I was pretty sure that Trump would win - I remembered how flat-out PL'd I was at Carter because of the economy, and I was sure average Americans were feeling the same way!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am going to bed early, I didn't sleep well last night. If I wake in the middle of the night I will check in. Right now all I can think about is getting horizontal.

God bless you all.

Nytol!

GUS

Henry, I heard about your new set up.
I remember seeing your MASSIVE VINTAGE TRAIN collection in your RACINE COUNTY MANSION. It pretty much took up a full room in it's boxes.
Btw, I've known you for a long time, and you "MAY" be 72" tall, but you're not too curvy. You've still got a SOCCER build.
Listen, lets get together soon. Would you like some venison burgers???

henry

Sounds good Gus! Yum!

 narcisoyea

Were having the other white meat as is our custom.

GUS

Lovely Miss M, the parallels Reagan to Trump are real. Malaise under Carter was capitulation to DIFFICULTY. It was HORRID incompetence coupled with WEAK IDEOLOGY. Paralled to Obama's contentions that ZERO GROWTH wasn't HIS EFF-UP, it was the NEW NORMAL.

Weakness and incompetence suck.

GUS

So NARCISO is NOT going HALAL.

GUS

Ok Henry. This means, we MUST have a meat up.
PUN INTENDED.
I've got plenty, I'll put aside a couple pounds of burgers for you. You saw the size of FRAZIER???

henry

Sounds tasty narciso! I haven’t had roast pork in quite a while.

henry

Gus, yes. I saw Frazier. :)

GUS

Wow. Henry just got your PIC. IMPRESSSSSIVE.
Funny thing Henry. You love that collection, and it means A LOT to you for personal reasons.
It must be worth a fortune.
VERY COOL.

henry

Plus I sent a pic of a big engine.

Beasts of England

How are y'all cooking the pork, narciso?

 narcisoyea

With italian dressing, we try for the Tuscan but that isn't always available.

GUS

BEASTS, you better pay NARCISO, if you use his recipe at
"MISTER BEASTS of ENGLAND lakeside Southern Pub"

Captain Hate

My ex-husband and I got married in 77, right in the middle of the mortgage interest rates going up and up. Our first home had a loan with an interest rate of 12%! We re-financed a few years later, but can you imagine. When I tell my daughter that, she is just amazed.

It's impossible to explain to any youngsters just how bad the Carter years were. The absolute misery of the JEF plus inflation. Inflation was a crusher brought on by Landslide Lyndon's Great Society on top of a war. Then Nixon and Ford gave us an early heads up on just how inept the GOPe could be. Wage and Price Controls anyone? It took Reagan to tighten the money supply, endure the economic hit and inflation went away. I still think the Feds grossly understate it by not including food and energy prices, which strikes me as completely even if the objective is to lower volatility. But it's gone.

Beasts of England

Very good, narciso!!

~ ~ ~

Believe it or not, I'm not involved with the kitchen in any way, GUS. It's a sublet with a personal services contract. He pays me a fixed fee per cover. He had the same deal with the previous owner and it's a win-win.

henry

My first mortgage ('81) was 17%. Learned to pay that down ASAP (by '86). I was lucky to find a job in Reagan's first year, especially since he got shot right before my graduation. But the Reagan boom was prosperous.

Captain Hate

....strikes me as completely wrong even if...

 narcisoyea

They were still trying to fit a keynesian lightbulb into a monetarist frame, the late Paul erdmans cautionary tale written in 1975, about 1979.

So the un finally got its scalp with mladic after he many attempts, a template about where they want to proceed with bashir and probably
Aun sun syu ki (thanks a lot rex)

Captain Hate

The Reagan boom was the first time I understood American exceptionalism.

GUS

CAPN' WIN. Whip Inflation Now!!!! ELEVENTY!!!

The FECKING govt, asking THE CITIZENS TO WHIP Inflation.

How was the proletariat supposed to do this?????
Imagine Urban Meyer OR Jim Harbaugh telling Cowlumbus and Ann Arbor, that they should get used to LOSING.

Captain Hate

The RNC must have wet dreams over Angela Merkel:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=372643

 narcisoyea

With a whip obviously, btw this was the rationale behind we infinity, that actually caused inflation.

Captain Hate

Yes, Gus, that was a time I was positive we were being led by idiots.

Beasts of England

Drudge headline: Two More Finger Franken

Hahaha!!

henry

Beasts, somehow I think Franken's fingers hit pay dirt first.

 GUS

Capn', we were being led, by people who were in no way "leaders".
I have made the case THOUSANDS of times, that BEING ELECTED means NOTHING. If Chuck Fuquit beats Barbie Biguns, in an election. Fukwit errrr FUQUIT
is now THE HONORABLE FUKWIT on his ALDERMAN NAME PLATE. He is still a fuck wit.

 narcisoyea

TMake Gerald ford he was an honorable man, but utterly wedded to the establishment mindset.

Captain Hate

Gus, the GOP spends its time trying to convince us that you can fit a squishy butt plug in a leadership hole.

 GUS

FRANKENFINGER. THAT'S WHO THEY ARE!!!

 narcisoyea

How bug margin does she want corbyn to win by:
http://christian.org.uk/news/proud-may-calls-australia-rush-sex-marriage

 GUS

Yes Narciso, Gerald Ford was a good and decent and honorable man, but he wasn't NEARLY the ATHLETE that IF IF IF IF IF IF PROVACATIVE OKEY DOKE was.
And Jerry Ford's pants!!!!! CREASELESS!!!!

 GUS

Capn'. You and I have known each other, and known OF each other for over 10 years.
Neither of us are falling for the GOPe banana in the TAIL PIPE SHIT.
I'm a GUY. I'm a MAN. I'm not CIS, I'm not BI-CURIOUS.
My boy is 16 and nearly 6'1". He's and EAGLE SCOUT, a JOCK, a TRAP SHOOTING CHAMP, and he was CONFIRMED in the CATHOLIC CHURCH over 2 years early. He has a good $11 per hour job (LIVING WAGE, though he has no CHIDDDDDDRENS), my boy is a 3.68 student at the BEST H.S. in WISCONSIN, he does volunteer work, at a group home for mentally challenged adults.
What I am describing, USED to be considered AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM.
Libtard/Marxocrats have been ATTTTTTTEMPTING to tear that down, throughout my BOYS, entire life.

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ON MINE, nor JACK'S WATCH.

henry

Teddy Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and two Bushes. Mt. DKEmore. TR was Harvard, the others my own Mother Phi. Yes Carter and Obama were worse, but not by as much as I prefer. Oh well, I am thankful a new mindset is guiding our power to a positive result in the world. Happy Thanksgiving all, nite.

Man Tran

Re identical twins, Mrs MT was reading an excerpt from a new book she is reading, one of the newer Stieg Larsson replacement novels.

...Identical twins are formed from a single egg which splits relatively quickly in the uterus. The question here is how soon that split takes place. If it's more than four days after fertilization, the twins share a placenta, and that increases the risk to the fetuses. And if the split occurs even later, between seven and twelve days, say the babies can turn out to be mirror-image twins. Twenty percent of all identical twins are mirror-image twins. [...] One becomes left-handed, the the other becomes right-handed. In rare cases their hearts can be on opposite sides of their bodies.

I think this is interesting given the new revelation about dyslexia being the eyeballs not being left/right in configuration.

The Infamous Ignatz

What does "not being left/right in configuration" mean exactly?

Man Tran

Eyeballs are left and right handed IIRC. They discovered recently that dyslexia is from two same handed eyes that cause some signal interference. There was also an issue about blue receptors being non standard. I think MM may have posted the article a few weeks ago.

 GUS

Man Tran, I'm a freak. I was born cross eyed, 7 weeks early. To this day, I am legally blind in my left eye. I never had any problem hitting a curve ball nor a slider. I NEVER let anything get in the way of SUCCESS.
Obama makes me puke.

The EXACT opposite of my lifes experience.

maryrose

Hi Gus,
I usually don’t last until the night shift.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and may good blessings lighten your days.
Eric Erickson is now on the Trump train.

Man Tran

GUS,

Almost identical situation here. Left eye was always useless. Never any good at the stick and ball stuff, but still lettered at AZ State in small bore match. And, of course, was never a problem with racing cars or flying airplanes.

JimNorCal

NEW

 GUS

Man Tran....thank you for sharing. You said something about flying airplanes??? Is this TRUE??
My youngest brother is a former F-15 Eagle pilot, USAF. A pilot since High School.
His daughter, my NIECE and GOD DAUGHTER is a FRESHMAN aT the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY.
I have respected and admired you from afar for many years Man Tran. God bless you.
I hope to meet you and take a RIDE someday.

glasater

This year we really have a president to be thankful for.

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Man Tran

GUS,

I started flying in HS, but didn't finish my ticket until the mid-80s when we started our company. I was always invested in aviation from working on the Boeing SST avionics while in school to proving the concept of a crashworthy armored crew seat that eventually was perfected for the Blackhawks.

 GUS

Btw Man Tran, I was joshing. I know ALL about your flying circus!!! In fact, I've read about you, your career, your careers, and your plane of record.
You are quite an impressive man.
I mean that.
And I've seen pictures of your...CURRENT? plane, and I would LOVE to see it or be a passenger some time.
This blog has actually enhanced my life in several ways.

Momto2

I have very poor Internet service here praying for you and your son, MM! Praying this will end up being a blessing in disguise. We all love you!!!

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