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January 05, 2018

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Momto2

What would happen if we didn't have reminders like this?

National Weather Service casually reminds people in Boston not to float on icebergs

http://www.abc10.com/news/nation-world/national-weather-service-casually-reminds-people-in-boston-not-to-float-on-icebergs/504961309

Catsmeat

Remember what happened to that starving polar bear! Beware the icebergs!

Jack is Back!

Too late for the Titanic.

I now know what it is like to live in a house that is being renovated and where all the furniture, paintings, bath room accessories, my museum (3 large display cabinets, golf club and tennis display sets, etc. has been placed upstairs where I have to live, eat, sleep and shower, etc.

Plus I am sharing this with 3 beagles. And the dust from the plastering of all last week is piling up and the vacuum system is not working but I am dusting and dusting and dusting.

I leave on the 17th to drive back to Southampton and then the Mrs. will fly down here to continue her supervision and hopefully completing the floors, painting, installation of all the furniture that is store upstairs or in the garage. I am figuring a good 6 more months. Just in time for summer.

maryrose

Buckeye:
Yes anytime you try to get high power drugs they treat you like a drug dealer.
I like Tennessee and the Atlanta Falcons.
I forgot who I picked in the College bowl series.

Extraneus

I think you're right, OL. It appears that the reason Byron York thinks there was at tentative FBI agreement to pay Steele is based on a WaPo story.

From Oct 25, 2017:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-after-trump-dossier-revelation-fbi-is-next/article/2638540

According to a February report in the Washington Post, Steele "reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work."

...

In the end, according to reports, the FBI did not pay Steele. But the dossier did not go away. Indeed, in January 2017, Comey briefed President-elect Trump (and President Obama) on the dossier's contents.

Of course, Judge Napolitano reported on this as well, but he's not as solid as York, and York should know that the WaPo is far from solid.

Back to doubting this until we see some facts.

Old Lurker

Jack, since we are such good friends, I will not remind you that that all started as a kitchen remodel about 3(?) years ago...

Jack is Back!

One of my memories from living in Icecland and Newfoundland as a young kid was the trips to the coast or the cliffs to picnic and watch the Icebergs come by. It was always late spring or summer. My school in St. John's was Saint Bonaventure and the brothers made a day trip up to Marconi hill to watch them come by and explain to us how the form and how they birth and the currents that propel them. Not too far away was the monster who took out the Titanic.

Never saw a moose or polar bear on one or a Boston weather lady.

Jane

Has TC been around? He got massive flooding where he lives. I hope he is okay.

Since Sessions have been to Gitmo, my guess is (as someone above suggested) MS 13 going there. That would be legal I suspect since they are illegal altho a bunch are DACA so who knows?

Boy that would send great message - it's perfect.

Jack is Back!

OL,

Actually, it started in late April 2014 when we tore out the old Laundry and some wall that needed to be taken out for the kitchen. Hey, but once you are getting it on then go all the way.

Funny story, I blame Frederick. He told us on our trip up to Southampton for the summer that wouldn't it be neat if he could start school in Southampton after Labor Day and then in January switch to Florida which gets out in late May versu Southampton in late June:)

Thinking about Mrs. thought it was a great idea and she could get more done in Florida. Its all his fault:)

Extraneus

Here's from the February WaPo report:

The former British spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of Donald Trump’s political opponents alleging ties between Trump and Russia reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.

The agreement to compensate former MI6 agent Christopher Steele came as U.S. intelligence agencies reached a consensus that the Russians had interfered in the presidential election by orchestrating hacks of Democratic Party email accounts.

While Trump has derided the dossier as “fake news” compiled by his political opponents, the FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that the bureau considered him credible and found his information, while unproved, to be worthy of further investigation.

Ultimately, the FBI did not pay Steele. Communications between the bureau and the former spy were interrupted as Steele’s now-famous dossier became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials, according to the people familiar with the arrangement, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

Unsourced and unverified.

Extraneus

Unsourced and unverified.

Not to mention the only reason they reported it is to lend credence to the dossier, so they had motive to lie.

boatbuilder

The credibility of any news report based on "people familiar with the matter" or other unnamed "sources" is entirely dependent on the "journalistic ethics" of the reporter.

Think about that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/06/president-trump-and-leadership-remarks-from-camp-david/

This has the statements made by the President, Vice president, and Congressional leadership after the Camp David meeting.

Jack is Back!

Correction: 2015 not 2014.

boatbuilder

"...the FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that the bureau considered him credible and found his information, while unproved, to be worthy of further investigation."

Well, that's one possible interpretation...

Extraneus

Yes, the whole point of why they reported it was to leave that impression, not realizing that they were planting a landmine under their own allies.

Jack is Back!

Beside congressioal leaders he had Mattis, Pompeo and Nielsen. So, more than their legislative agenda.

Moar "sumptin's up"!

Extraneus

Trudeau Government Making Summer Job Program Contingent On Supporting Abortion

Canada’s Trudeau government is forcing pro-life groups to say they support abortion in order to access a federal summer jobs program.

As the National Post reports, a pro-life group in Toronto is taking the federal government to court over the policy, saying their right to respect the rights of the unborn are being squashed by the Liberal government’s insistence that they support “reproductive rights” if they wish to apply for a grant to hire summer students.

Groups applying for the Canada Summer Jobs program must now answer “yes” to the question of whether their group supports “individual human rights” — except for the Trudeau government those human rights include abortion.

“The government recognizes that women’s rights are human rights,” the application form states. This includes sexual and reproductive rights — and the right to access safe and legal abortions.”

Old Lurker

Jack "Correction: 2015 not 2014."

My memory was better than yours.

Which is easy since it was not my money nor my dirt.

mad jack

Aubrey-Maturin going SJW...I did not see that coming.

daddy

My Mother The Car's son hit the skids:(

Old Lurker

nor my wife

:-)

Jack is Back!

I read all the books, have all the post publishing reference books, maps, glossaries and such. Did not get that feeling reading them but then I am immune to outright agressive SJW intrusions.

Like Melville, there is a lot of minutae and detail about the subject, in this case, the sea, arms and men in the Napolionic period. it was so overwhelming I probably mised all the hidden messages. Now, I have to go back and read them all again.

exdemocrat

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/06/real-problem-with-fusion-gps-steele-dossier.html

JimNorCal

"No. 9 No.9 No. 9 No.9"

GUS, are you listening to The White Album again?
With that title it's prolly an alt-right anthem! NTTAWWT. Just ... don't play it backwards!

mad jack

this crowd is also dumping on meagain's looks. tough saturday afternoon at JOM.:-)

derwill

There were many years when I was a LIV, so it's highly possible that it's been done before--but has any president ever gathered the leaders in Congress and in his administration together in one place and mapped out a strategy for what they want to accomplish in the coming year?

This is very much a CEO type thing to do. Set goals and priorities and a rough roadmap of how you plan to achieve them.

henry

Gus could be cleaning some thunder sticks. Hoppe's 9 bore cleaner could be in play. It is "Iron Man" Trap season.

Jack is Back!

derwil,

Yeah, during times of war! Sumptin's up!

You go to the Catoctins to avoind evesdroppers and leakers and it is a fully secure SCIF for meetings. Plus its a DoD (Navy) property with jarheads ih ghilly suits in the woods.

lyle

Sounds like you've been spending time with narc, JiB.

derwill

Also, JiB, I think he' finally got the GOPe on board with his agenda. (Pence and Scalise had this look of . . . I don't know--a mixture of pride and awe, maybe?--on their faces while he was speaking.) After years of letting themselves get kicked in the teeth by the Dems and the MSM, they're finally winning and I think they like the feeling.

First he changed the party during the election by realigning the electorate. and now he's changing the party leadership--by showing them how to play the game to win. That's what a great leader does. As Scott Adams so rightly put it. He gets people to imagine the impossible.

boatbuilder

Is Padeen the transgendered character? Because I missed it on the first 3 readings myself.

Porchlight

Aubrey-Maturin going SJW in the later books - yes, I can see it a little. The later books certainly aren't as good as the earlier ones. I think O'Brian was attempting to make up for personal failings, and getting a bit soft.

Dave (in MA)

Or in his wine closet, lyle.

Porchlight

derwill,

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win - I will teach them!

9:48 AM · Oct 11, 2016

:)

 narcisoyea

I guess I haven't read enough of the series to ascertain that,

Porchlight

Is Padeen the transgendered character? Because I missed it on the first 3 readings myself.

Dear God. If he is, please no one say so. I didn't see it either. Spoilers!

boatbuilder

Just having a little fun.

You know you are on a conservative blog when people are finding SJW messages in Patrick O'Brian....

Jack is Back!

hey! I have great admiration for narciso and the way his mind works. Frederick is a lot like that: The ability to store enormous amounts of information and recall it when needed.

Somepeople take the interstate and some take the scenic route. Those two take both at the same time:)

Marlene

Good evening! Hubby and his cousin golfed today. Despite the cool temps,they saw five "cute" baby gators enjoying the sun on the edge of a pond.
An 18 year old Greek Orthodox man found the Epiphany cross in the annual dive at Tarpon Springs. The 67 men were allowed to wear wet suits this year.

Neo

Decades ago, I learned a fundamental property of politics ... politicians don’t like to be made to feel powerless. Back then, the new threat ... voice stress analysis. The idea that a machine could listen to anybody’s voice and tell you they are lying, terrified politicians. In my state, they banned it’s use.
Today, the idea that some psychologist or psychiatrist could cause a politician to be removed from office is just as terrifying.

While waiting for jury duty, I once got to watch a guy get committed to a mental hospital. His crime ? He had an alternative theory to the Kennedy assasination and had attempted to contact a US Senator. What was amazing was just how easy it looked to send this poor soul to a mental hospital.

The Democrats have got to remember that the slippery slope only goes one direction. If they even try to go the “mental route”, whether they manage to remove Trump or not, they open the door to their own demise.

Right now, there are more wacky mental cases on Capitol Hill than there ever will be in the White House. Maxine Waters comes to mind immediately, but there are enough wackos in the Democratic caucus to fill at least a full sized school bus.

JimNorCal

Not for everyone.
If GUS is prepping his weapons this might put him in the right mood: Turkey Whisperer!
I'm told this short vid is an exact metaphor of Trump tweets' impact on reporters ... spoiler: safe for work/children. No turkey is harmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84qBanIzbGc

kave

Anyone hear from Kevlar Kid or Dr.J ?????

boatbuilder

Tarpon Springs is quite a place, Marlene. I have a hard time seeing anyone besides a Greek Orthodox man finding that cross!

Jane

Upon catch-up I see that Jib figured out Gitmo before me. Congrats!

Jack is Back!

If you go to Tarpon Springs, try Davidson's Seafood house. Best Po' boys around plus they have a great Grouper sandwich. Right on the docks.

lyle

Lol, Dave.

Jack is Back!

I have never seen the play Mariato just made to score for Titans. He ran left threw a pass into the endzone that was blocked right back to him where he caught it and ran in for a TD. You have to see it to believe it.

Amazing, plus it puts the Titans back in a game they were losing big time.

Extraneus

Is there a snicker emoji?

Elizabeth Warren Is ‘In Favor’ of Some of the Results of the GOP Tax Bill

"Look, I am glad when I read that there are companies that have given out thousand dollar bonuses," Warren replied. "There are companies that say they're going to rework some of their benefit plans; there are companies that cut rates: I’m in favor of all that. I want to see working families do better, you bet."

But...

"Let's keep in mind, the giveaway was $1.4 trillion, and it was given directly to the biggest corporations and the billionaires in this country," Warren said.
Frau Steingehirn

Yes kave, any news about Kev Kid or DrJ?

I hope both are extra busy and nothing else. Dr J's musical offerings are always appreciated.

Marlene

Quiz time. When hubby told me about the baby gators,he called them a litter. I said,no they aren't called a litter. What are they called? No fair looking it up. :)

Captain Hate

This guy can't go away soon enough:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ComradeArthur/status/948988352551903234

Miss Marple the Deplorable

No kidding, Captain Hate.

I am sick of reading about him and his "genius" political skills, which were nothing more than shucking, jiving, and lying while he sold out the country.

JimNorCal

kk was around just after the holidays tho absent this week.
DrJ has been quiet for some weeks

sbw

Real genius has a crease.

daddy

I was hoping that two would go down and one would return.

Posted by: Old Lurker

LOL!

daddy

I wonder which month STRZOK and COMEY started writing the EXONERATION of DONALD TRUMP.

Excellent comment, GUS.

That should be asked of Mueller, and if Mueller says he hasn't started drafting it yet, it should be demanded of him "Why Not?" since that's the way the FBI has done it in the past.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Message from Qanon:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS5Wp2iV4AAAk_k.jpg

This popped up retweeted on my Twitter feed. I am ambivalent about whether this is real or simply some sort of internet drama.

 narcisoyea

Sounds slightly x filish, could be true but I would need more to go on.

 narcisoyea

Speaking of:
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/901150/Hard-Sun-viewers-divided-bonkers-plot-Agyness-Deyn-Jim-Sturgess-BBC

jimmyk

Playing catch up, having gone down to Philly for our annual meetings. Had lunch with an old friend who quoted a mutual acquaintance, a successful trader on Wall Street, which I paraphrase as follows: "I've been talking to CEOs at US companies who say the atmosphere this past year versus under Obama is like night and day. Under Obama they were getting besieged every week with letters ordering them to comply with this or that new regulation. Since January 2017, it just stopped. Complete silence. They can actually just go about running their businesses."

Dow 36,000 anyone?

And my friend who was a vocal NeverTrumper, said: "I have to tell you, this last year has been better than I ever could have expected."

daddy

Right now, there are more wacky mental cases on Capitol Hill than there ever will be in the White House.

All we got to do is transfer them to Guam and the damn place will tip over.

Jack is Back!

Marlene,

Here we call them hatchlings.

jimmyk

And if that excerpt on Reddit of the Wolff book is legit, I almost think Wolff is going to announce that the whole thing is a spoof. The gorilla stations thing sounds tame and plausible compared to what's in the book.

Also, being a grammar scold, I couldn't help noticing how badly it's written. Like this: "... Mr. Manafort's passing mention of a woman in a white muumuu whom had been in attendance."

C'mon, this guy is a professional writer and he makes clunkers like that? If he doesn't fess up that the whole thing was a joke, I'm going to be sorry I ever said anything positive about him.

Marlene

A group of newly hatched alligators is called a pod. A larger group of alligators,the gator "family" is called a congregation. You learn something new every day!

Jack is Back!

Dow 36,000 would be the greatest creation of wealth ever in this country and every 401K, trust and thrift funds would explode. But where to you get the people to fill the skilled positions created? Robots or Humans?

That is the big question.

daddy

When hubby told me about the baby gators,he called them a litter. I said,no they aren't called a litter. What are they called?

A "croc"? A "croc" of baby 'gators?

If "croc" ain't the right term, it ought to be.

henry

JiB, given what's coming out of the schools it will be robots.

James D.

MM @ 7:21

I am praying for an outcome like the one in your link.

Man Tran

My old mentor always pulled the joke:

What do you get when you cross a crocodile and an abalone?

A croc of baloney.

Bada boom!

JimNorCal

For the Floridian Contingent

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-06/heres-why-theres-no-more-free-passes-clinton-foundation

Jack is Back!

JNC,

What blizzard in Florida? Except for Live Oak, JAX and a few other hamlets, no snow fell much less a blizzard. Cold? Hell, yeah. Still is but were playing golf, walking the beaches and for me, swimming in the pool (although it will cost my FPL bill).

 narcisoyea

Cold snap, certainly I let yogi out after three days today, but the coverage has been sales up to 14.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/06/exclusive-justice-thomas-opens-up-on-life-faith-and-his-interracial-marriage-video/

Captain Hate

For the last night of this current cold snap:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/287/37265/

JimNorCal

JiB, are Floridians not known for hyperbole?
"a staggering 0.1" of snow"
Here's the ad, should we chip in for RG? :) :)
Sounds a bit scammy though.

https://cottonbureau.com/products/florida-blizzard-of-18

On January 3, 2018, Tallahassee, Florida received a staggering 0.1" of snow. It was the first snow in the Capitol City of Florida in 28 years. We must never forget. And it will be impossible to forget with this commemorative t-shirt. Proceeds will be donated to a local charity to help people get safe when it gets really cold in a traditionally warm place.
The last possible second to buy this design is Jan 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST
$26

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

It was 35 here yesterday Jib. That's pretty damn cold. I have officially become a wus!

Dave (in MA)

Jane, I had 72 hours with no water in my kitchen, Sun-Wed. Tonight is supposed to approach -10° so I have a portable radiator under the sink.

Jack is Back!

Jane,

We started out that way but it got up to a balmy 48F this afternoon when I took the Beagles to Mantanzas inlet to let them run the sand. But I did swim and the pool was a comfy 82F and steaming:)

But it is sunny and the wind is down. Might have to run my wife's cabriolet tomorrow to keep the battery charged. With the top down watching the looks I get.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

We have not had an operating furnace since December 8. Tomorrow my son's friend is coming to install the part we picked up today.

We have made it with space heaters and warm clothes, but I will be really glad to be able to work in the rest of the house without getting frozen.

And on Wednesday it's supposed to be 50 here!

 narcisoyea

The main character is from this one of these quarrelsome clan

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2011/12/yemeni_al_qaeda_oper_1.php

daddy

Miss M, It's probably a forewarning of the soon to break news that when asked the age old question, "Ginger or Mary Ann?" Trump replied "Ginger!"

Dave (in MA)

I spent an hour with the roof rake this afternoon.

Catsmeat

Men!

Catsmeat

with love, of course.

Jack is Back!

Men? You mean like this guy? [Met him once at Antioch during my undergrad days when I drove up to a reading out of curiosity:]

America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twentyseven cents January
17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.
I don't feel good don't bother me.
I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind.
America when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites?
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I'm sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I
need with my good looks?
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not
the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument.
Burroughs is in Tangiers I don't think he'll come back
it's sinister.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Sarah Sanders
‏Verified account @PressSec
1m1 minute ago

Great weekend at Camp David. After big wins on tax cuts, ObamaCare mandate repeal, and conservative judges, the President and Republicans in Congress are united like never before and delivering on our promise of greater prosperity, better jobs, & higher wages for all Americans.

Catsmeat

No problem with men, just men. Actually, have no problem with male desire--no woman really has. Carry on.

daddy

Narciso's 07:26 on "Hard Sun" Viewers had me searching for updates on that rapper Joey Dumba$$, who stared at the Eclipse without eye protection and went semi blind?

Anybody have an update? I can't find one on this 'wanna' be' Ray Charles.

Frau Steingehirn

Oh Miss M - what a gift for epiphany. Clarence Thomas is a rare man and the exchange with his wife is marvelous. Thank you for sharing it.

I hope you have attended again the old church you found recently.

henry

JiB, who is that?

The Infamous Ignatz

The boys at windoze really outdid themselves with windows 10.
If you don't want an hour long startup every day or two through their constant updating of the ol Model T, even if you turn off and disable and make updates manual they still constantly pester you. Because it's no longer an OS it's a serrrrvicccce. Well lawdy frickin da.
A Yogo that went through a flood was more reliable...and it didn't pretend to be a serrrviccce.

daddy

You know you are on a conservative blog when people are finding SJW messages in Patrick O'Brian....

Posted by: boatbuilder

Beautiful comment, Boat!

FWIW, I read the series straight thru and missed the SJW parts.

Frau Steingehirn

Our first Black Swan President:
Ginger! Of course, it makes sense.

henry

Ig, somehow the business schools missed the point that quality service is invisible.

 narcisoyea

Allen ginsberg, he was nuttier than a bag of hammers, along with rd Laing he helped infect America with the crazy.

No badass is still around, talentless hack, go g full brawndo.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

I haven't been back because I need a ride. With the bad weather my sister hasn't wanted to get out.

I hope next weekend.

Glad you enjoyed the Thomas video! It popped up in my Twitter feed amongst all of the arguing and I was glad to see it.

The Infamous Ignatz

I'll take care of that darned male desire;
Naked FEMEN activist goes full ‘Donald Trump’ in Kiev nuclear protest.
Go ahead, look. Yeah it's a slight breach o' eteequette, but I triple dog dares ya.

Jack is Back!

henry,

Ginsberg, who else:) When I met him I was in AFROTC at UC, Crew cut, military bearing and polished shoes. He took one look at me and asked if I was a cop. LOL. Another guy with too many brains used in the wrong place. His pan-sexual partner, Peter Orlovsky was there with him putting a move on my buddy who was a curious as me about these beatniks.

Very interesting. Its where we ran into the Progressive Labor people who later ended up being the conduit for North Vietnamese propraganda here during the war.

Strange times but laughable now.

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