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January 08, 2018

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 joan

I think simplystupid had a point, anonamom, about graduates supporting their universities. How else could the majority of government employees from the Ivy Leagues vote in the 90 percentiles for the Democrats? I'm not directing my comment specifically at you, OL, or any other person here, but it just seems reasonable that our universities, especially on the east and west coasts couldn't have been taken over by liberal administrations, left-leaning professors, and SJW officials without graduates accepting this push.

Captain Hate

Are we back on the Comey is really a good guy meme? Maybe a good guy to repeatedly kick in the balls but that's it.

Neo Whigs

https://amgreatness.com/2018/01/08/trump-really-crazy/

Heh

Old Lurker

Cap'n "Welp, we should subject "our side" to the same level of scrutiny."

One of the great awakenings brought on by Trump's ascendance was the realization that, though we always thought Our Side was a counterbalance to Their Side, in fact the vast majority of Our Betters are on the same side (theirs) and the two party thingy was sucker bait for dollars.

simply stupid

Problem was that the bright individuals went to work on making a living while the 60 hippies decided to remain in the ivory towers and we never called them out for being slackards and now they have corrupted the next generation.

Neo Whigs

Orange Floyd meets Pink...

https://www.axios.com/scoop-trumps-the-wall-moment-1515411901-56516556-3824-49b9-9cd5-3e3dba7d5e26.html

Neo Whigs

Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss has different causes. So memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia in older adults [Donald Trump will be 72 in June,] but there are a number of causes of dementia.

Dementia Symptoms; common signs and symptoms include:

Cognitive changes

•Memory loss, which is usually noticed by a spouse or someone else
•Difficulty communicating or finding words
•Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving
•Difficulty handling complex tasks
•Difficulty with planning and organizing
•Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
•Confusion and disorientation

Psychological changes

•Personality changes
•Depression
•Anxiety
•Inappropriate behavior
•Paranoia
•Agitation
•Hallucinations

See a doctor if… memory problems or other dementia symptoms [persist.] Some treatable medical conditions can cause dementia symptoms, so it’s important to determine the underlying cause.’

-source, http://www.mayoclinic.org

Mr. Trump is scheduled for his first physical as POTUS at Walter Reed on January 12..

Old Lurker

RG & SS, one of the huge fights at one of my institutions, years after I was out, was the movement by then students to remove "nor tolerate those who do" from the Code, arguing just as RG did, how can one small student stop cheating?

Not long thereafter that university had one of the biggest, most publicized cheating scandals ever, and eventually the university had to start using computers to read student papers and scan them for stolen work, either published or from other student work at the same school in the past.

That right there was an exchange of personal responsibility and duty to the group for the reliance on machines and their bosses.

Alums were very vocal in predicting what would follow, and they were right. By then most of us could vote only with our wallets and like A'mom, we did.

Neo Whigs

A Clinton Interogatory then Depositions publicly conducted on radio and internet would be a sort of justice..
https://apnews.com/86666ff31ca343f7a6aecd270db7557e

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RattlerGator

I think I screwed up the italics; sorry, gang.

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Yes, CH, we're back on speculating that Comey may, may, may have been convinced to do the right thing. Think of that New York Times visit as part of the PSYOPs, and that book deal perhaps as part of the reward he may be able to keep -- not saying that is the real deal but I've always been looking for a way to see him as something other than completely without honor.

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RG--As I read that email--CF did refer to the CF--but Strzok seemed to be targeting his boss, McCabe. Perhaps you can explain your theory in a way I can better understand.

Posted by: Clarice Feldman | January 09, 2018 at 11:28 AM

I'm headed to lunch Clarice but here is my quick take: Clinton, Inc. as Hydra explains it. All of these people are information merchants; information is power. You see how hard they worked to set up Trump? Wouldn't they have similarly worked to set up others in a fashion that guaranteed they would (one way or another) be amenable to their strongest outcome-desires ???

That's how I explain it; McCabe and Comey. And many others.

Information is power.

And everything eventually reduces down to power.

Everything.

Which is why OL and others were seriously wrong to pooh-pooh the new legal powers of the DOJ OIG. You combine *that* power with the NSA? Clinton, Inc. doesn't have a freaking chance. And that is what the June 30, 2017 tweet from Eric Holder was all about. Him was skurred because him was got. Him and a whole bunch of others. Memory deficiencies be damned.

Winning Never Ends

Liberal tears continue to flow and taste even better in 2018! Keep 'em coming!!!!

Neo Whigs

This source added: “The absolute last thing I want to do in my life is be sitting next to Donald Trump being questioned by the special counselu.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/no-sane-lawyer-would-let-trump-be-interviewed-by-mueller.html

henry

CH, maryrose, you are doomed:


Rich Cordray
@RichCordray

Ohio has a unique and pleasing shape, I have always thought. Kind of a pentagon or home plate, with straight sides, a meandering river boundary below, and a partly straight top with a friendly bite mark out of it on the northeast side from Lake Erie.

anonamom

Ig, here's who evaluated those diets in that link:

Each year, U.S. News asks a panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants and doctors who specialize in diabetes, heart health and weight loss to score dozens of diets in nine categories — including ease of adherence, best for heart health and diabetes, and best for fast weight loss. There is also a category for best plant-based diets.

Those are the same damn people who brought you the diabetes epidemic, and still tell diabetics to eat (the non-existent) "healthy grains" and adjust their insulin shots accordingly.

Why in God's name would anybody listen to them?

rich

damn it.

Make My Laptop Great Again.

managed to break the hinge for the screen.

damn it.

of course right when I want to head out the door too.

Old Lurker

:-) "Which is why OL and others were seriously wrong to pooh-pooh the new legal powers of the DOJ OIG."

When Babe Ruth walked to the plate and pointed his bat at the outfield fence, he knew that the art of sports-boasting had moved from the beerhall to the moment of truth. That New Age IG Report you promised is about to arrive, right?

(RG, you know I hope you are right; I just refuse to think things have changed until I see proof.)

RattlerGator

Hungry as hell and still waiting on my damn lunch date.

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OL, I'm not arguing how can one small student stop cheating. Not in the slightest.

I'm saying there's a reason we have TEN COMMANDMENTS and that reason isn't that we never violate them or tolerate the violation of them.

We have them because we're sinful by nature and it is already known we will violate some of them. Sometimes repeatedly. Even by the best of us.

The earnest effort to not violate them matters.

But the comforting conceit that "I would never do X, Y or Z" ??? In this earthly realm, my friend? We must be wary of those conceits. Even as we institute codes and protocols to punish the violation of X, Y or Z.

THE UPSHOT: Holding empolyees responsible for the actions of their superiors or peers has severe practical limitations for damn good reasons.

Dave (in MA)
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Almanor@Sunrise51052

BREAKING: 'Anonymous Sources' at CNN saying Fake Jake screamed obscenities at camera crew, threw a coffee cup at the wall, and demanded CNN never make him interview Stephen Miller again, after being DESTROYED in front of his audience of one!

@jaketapper and @CNN are #FakeNews

Extraneus

Chef at Mario Batali's Babbo restaurant steps down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, 'lewdly' stroking meats

Babbo’s kitchen has also been hit with complaints in the past. Former pastry chef Isaac Franco Nova, who is openly gay, sued Batali, Joe Bastianich, andsome of his Babbo co-workers in 2017 for discrimination. The restaurant’s notoriously tough kitchen was also the subject of a book called “Heat,” which too touched on some of the sexual harassment issues at Babbo, according to Eater.

Batali himself announced he would be stepping away from the “day-to-day operations” of his entire restaurant group in early December, following a report in Eater detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. He was subsequently axed from his co-hosting gig on ABC’s “The Chew,” and a revival of his “Molto Mario” series on the Food Network was canceled.

I enjoyed that book and don't remember it "touching" on sexual harassment.

Tom R

What happened to the dawgs in the last quarter, did they forger there was a game on?

The answer to your question was Tua making his official entrance into Bama lore.

simply stupid

On Trump Mueller one on one exactly what is he going after Russian collusion or obstruction of justice for firing Comey. Trump should be asking what was FBI doing between January 6, 2017 with first chat with Comey until Comey firing in May to corroborate any Trump collusion with Russia. If FBI was slow walking like on Uranium One Trumpo was more than justified in firing Comey since the FBI was intentionally hampering the administration from implmenting its agenda.

Jim Eagle

Before I disappear for a long over due hair cut.....Ivy League schools are not the only ones who are screwed to the left. Just about every university in America has a strong core of leftists, especially in the Liberal Arts. Ask catsmeat about her English dept. at Cornhusker U.

Even if you are a Finance, Accounting or law grad of a Big 12 or Big 10 or anyother midwest school you are not immune to biased leftwing teaching. Hell, look at our service academies today versus 25 or 30 years ago.

I was listening to Varney in the car and he had Big Jim Kallstrom on who was absolutely spitting blood about the shambles at the FBI and DoJ and how they have been weaponized politically. Not just the but the courts, the IC and other ancillary agencies. He even went there and called the Clinton Foundation a criminal enterprise. Yikes!

Remember we have a Department of Agriculture that in one year alone bought over 2 million rounds of ammunition and submachine guns (2014). Why?

If you believe that the Swamp exists, then you need to understand the dimensions, its kinetic not passive energy (think of methane's volatility) and the number of carcasses consumed by its hunger to protect itself.

You don't think in the 8 years of Clinton both inside and outside government then 8 years of compassionate conservatism distracted by a $4 Trillion war(s) and 8 years of Obama, that good people left, and bad people entered, then contaminated a once straight up agency or agencies?

Just drive around the DC metro-complex inside and outside the beltway. Read the bumper stickers. Then tell me its all a "one-off" by a small cabal of rogue deep staters. Sorry, not buying it.

Old Lurker

"Holding employees responsible for the actions of their superiors or peers has severe practical limitations for damn good reasons."

There is a difference in "holding them responsible" and "simply speaking up" especially the neighbor says "Johhny was such a nice boy before he shot up the school" or "I thought it was not my business that that man left his backpack in the crowd just before the runners came by". Extreme of course, but a "good kid" quietly taking a test while the jocks in the back are passing papers back and forth, or the geek at the lab bench who saw his peer make up data, or the employees who knew the dagent in the drug lab was smoking the dope but so what, the bad guys went to jail" and on and on are what happens when members of any group assume it is somebody else's job to deal with the aberrations.

rich

so the Great Sex Panic of 2017-2018 has moved on to the cult of the celebrity chef ...

... some clever joke about Padma right here ...

RG-

I'll believe it when I see it. Mueller has his crew of bumblefucks (weren't a lot of the people in the news part of his opening day cast?) dragging in whomever is marginally attached to the campaign to get them misremembering a meeting by 2 weeks.

simply stupid

That is the beauty of Trumpianism that we are finally having the Orwellian discussion regarding speech and thought at the low information voter level. We were always told to be politically correct and that is why we wore the white toga and now is flinging the poo back at the elitists. They buried their head in the sand for Clinton, Spitzer and Weiner and now Trump has them seeing the eroor of their ways and of course just like the road runner they corrected course by #metoo at the Golden Globes.

Clarice Feldman

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/09/report-chairman-devin-nunes-has-received-fbi-and-doj-fisa-application-and-steele-dossier-documents/#more-144357

GUS

I heard Joke Tapper shit his pants and cried.

sbw

Employees should not idly stand by if their employer proposes to break the law.

Jane

"I'm with RG on prosecutorial misconduct. Maybe we need rules precluding them from running for political office for 5 years after they leave govt service-"


We need some rules that disbar them forever.

simply stupid

Old Lurker how much has been spent on the climate change hoax and why is Michael Mann data still under lock and key. The scientific method has been corrupted to Weird Science see Bill Nye the science guy who was a cheap initiation of Pee Wee Herman . Hope he gets jailed like Paul Ruebens for playing with his Big Top.

Old Lurker

Jane, like Jack I just got my hair cut and the only mag I could stand reading was Rolling Stone. In it was a very long piece about that big stench in MA from the corrupted drug labs and all the rot that extended up from there through the whole legal structure in the state.

I'm not sure disbarment does it and maybe Clarice's Pikes and Lamposts were the right idea all along.

Old Lurker

SS, I wish DrJ were here to tell you what he knows about fraud in the science world.

Captain Hate

I just watched the Miller/Tapper exchange; although I certainly approve of Miller shoving Tapper's talking points up his pansy ass, he could've been a little less Tiger Beat over the wonders of DJT.

Porchlight

From the VDH article at AmGreatness. I think this is what some of us were talking about during that previous conversation.

Fair enough—Trump certainly may be naïve and uninitiated. No one doubts that he is thin-skinned and far too often goes down Twitter cul de sacs.

Naive? 40 years in the NY/international real estate and media business, but he "may be" naive?

I grant that he was heretofore uninitiated in the ways of being the POTUS. As were 43 other guys when they took office.

Thin-skinned - whatever.

Let me know when just one of these sages even admits the possibility that Trump understands exactly what he is putting out for consumption and can manipulate it at will - just like every other professional.

simply stupid

SBW what is the law and how is it derived . Case in point the Yates memo Yes that Sally Yates atehttps://www.justice.gov/archives/dag/file/769036/download and watch the video that Powerline provided http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/fear-loathing-at-the-doj.php

That is what the left leaning law schools have created and that is why the FBI and DOJ are difficult nuts to crack and we have to give Beauregard Sessions some slack in turning that swamp around.

Strawman Cometh

TK gets results! Judge ends the consent decree.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/285490/

James D.

Jane @ 12:41

There are lots of rules already in place that would punish prosecutorial (and law enforcement generally) misconduct.

The problem is that they're not enforced, because the people whose job it is to enforce them are the colleagues and coworkers and political allies of the people upon whom they need to be enforced.

Which gets us back to human nature, and corruption, and expecting - DEMANDING - that people in positions of power do what's right even if it carries a tremendous personal cost.

Captain Hate

Dammit, Strawman, you beat me to it:

https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/950760222007709696

Blow the whistle and bang the drum, TK's ship's come in!

Captain Hate

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ClXmoL000Y

Strawman Cometh

IIRC part of the DoT / TK cage match was DoT's contention that the CD didn't exist or was of little to no impact.

Old Lurker

You are correct, Strawman.

simply stupid

James D when I was at Weatherhead it was called institutional slack and unfortunately when you run out of OPM or reality sinks in and there is no more slack that is when the human nature revolts. THe middle class was hollowed out and had lost the American Dream and that is why we get Trump and hopefully a snap back.

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Journalist Group Names Trump as World Leader Most ‘Undermining Global Press Freedom’

The Committee to Protect Journalists released a list of sarcastic awards honoring the worst "Press Oppressors," including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Trump earned top honors in the category for "Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom."

The awards were a response to Trump's "fake news awards." Trump announced last Tuesday on Twitter that he would be naming "the most dishonest & corrupt media awards of the year," given to those outlets which he believed were guilty of "dishonesty and bad reporting." He said this past weekend that he will give out the awards next Wednesday.

...

The group also named Trump the runner-up in the "Most Thin-skinned" category, behind Erdoğan.

"Since declaring his presidential candidacy in 2015, Trump has posted about 1,000 tweets critical of the press," the group said. "CPJ research shows that when public figures and political leaders lob insults at the media, they encourage self-censorship and expose journalists to unnecessary risk."

The CPJ found that a record high 262 journalists were jailed in relation to their work around the world in 2017, with Turkey, China, and Egypt the leading offenders. None were in the United States.

James D.

Ext, I wonder if they ever had anything to say about Obama's treatment of the press?

I think "crickets" is probably the correct answer.

GUS

Libtard Group shits on self. Free speech in response to lies is not in any way threatening a Free Press. THey lie and continue to lie on a daily basis. Trump merely points it out.
As many of us here do. I would kick their balls harder in response to this bullshit.

Extraneus

French star Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve hit out Tuesday at a new "puritanism" sparked by sexual harassment scandals, declaring that men should be "free to hit on" women.

She was one of around 100 French women writers, performers and academics who wrote an open letter deploring the wave of "denunciations" that has followed claims that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped and sexually assaulted women over decades.

They claimed that the "witch-hunt" that has followed threatens sexual freedom.

"Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not -- nor is men being gentlemanly a macho attack," said the letter published in the daily Le Monde.

"Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone's knee or try to steal a kiss," said the letter, which was also signed by Catherine Millet, author of the hugely explicit 2002 bestseller "The Sexual Life of Catherine M.".

Men had been dragged through the mud, they argued, for "talking about intimate subjects during professional dinners or for sending sexually-charged messages to women who did not return their attentions."

...

"As women we do not recognise ourselves in this feminism, which beyond denouncing the abuse of power, takes on a hatred of men and of sexuality."

They insisted that women were "sufficiently aware that the sexual urge is by its nature wild and aggressive. But we are also clear-eyed enough not to confuse an awkward attempt to pick someone up with a sexual attack."

Extraneus

Tell it to the chef.

Extraneus

Oh no, another target for the concerned journalists.

Thailand Prime Minister Positions Cardboard Cutout to Answer Journalists’ Questions

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha assigned a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself to respond to journalists' questions on Monday.

After positioning the mock-up behind the microphone where Chan-ocha was expected to answer questions, the prime minister walked away, the Washington Post reported.

"If you want to ask any question on politics or conflict," Chan-ocha said, "ask this guy."

Although many journalists responded with laughter and took selfies with the cutouts that were produced for Thailand's Children's Day, a New York-based nongovernmental organization said this was part of a "long list of his [Chan-ocha's] bizarre and bullying reactions to reporters."

henry

Simply Stupid was at Weatherhead? I though only CH, James D and I were run through there.

GUS

Poor snowflake Journalists are used to DOING the BULLYING.

Extraneus

Kind of eerie that we haven't seen a leak about the FISA warrants yet.

Captain Hate

Deneuve is absolutely correct. Where are the stupid fucking libs who always claim to be embarrassed when the Euros are put off by something in this country which they likewise oppose. Deneuve is calling out those prudish perpetual children and they're too ignorant to realize it.

Clarice Feldman

Looks like Feinstein released a transcript of the simpson testimony and without Judiciary Committee sign off:https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/3/9/3974a291-ddbe-4525-9ed1-22bab43c05ae/934A3562824CACA7BB4D915E97709D2F.simpson-transcript-redacted.pdf

I can't bear reading much in pdf format so have at it if you will

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New York Assemblywoman Indicted on 11 Counts of Fraud, Witness Tampering

New York State Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has been indicted on 11 counts of fraud and tampering, accused of defrauding numerous federal and local government entities.

The indictments include two counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, four counts of making false statements, two counts of bankruptcy fraud, and one count of witness tampering and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, CBS New York reported.

Harris is accused of defrauding the New York City Council, the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city’s Build it Back Program and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. The alleged behavior took place between 2012 and 2016.

The assemblywoman spent $10,000 of stolen funds on vacation getaways–covering airline and cruise tickets for the politician and her husband–according to the 21-page federal indictment. She further used other funds to pay her lingerie tab at Victoria’s Secret, New York Daily News reported.

Clarice Feldman

ext--James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson might take issue with that claim.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back from grocery and lunch with my sister. She doesn't have cable yet, so this morning she had the Today Show on with Hoda and the other gal.

COincidentally, they were discussing the Google lawsuit. First question from the Today Show gal (not sure which one) was:

"How can this guy have been discriminated against, since he is a white male?"

My sister couldn't believe what she heard.

The lady attorney who was on explained patiently that indeed, he could be discriminated against and that the guy has a very good case. He had received numerous bonuses and promotions, great reviews, etc.

Anyway, the Google case is getting out to the general public. I thought that was interesting.

Captain Hate

henry, the Crewe connections are uncanny. We could probably get a special alumni chapter status if we sent enough money.

henry

if we sent enough money

hahahahahahahaha

narciso

about 60 pages in, it's mostly double talk, they love to hear themselves talk and say nothing,

Old Lurker

Cry me a river, FBI.

I DO NOT TRUST YOU:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/fbi-director-calls-unbreakable-encryption-urgent-public-safety-151252010.html

henry

OL, funny thing, if the encryption on my cloud payroll product is broken... the State of Iowa makes it an automatic criminal act by me (for not being secure enough?). Apparently state governments are starting to look at breakable encryption as a public crisis.

Note, all encryption can be broken, just a matter of how long it takes. There is very little I can do about that, except to keep changing the basis faster than the crooks can hack.

Old Lurker

I feel your pain, Henry.

Tone deaf, all of them.

Femall.

sbw

Newthread

exdemocrat

MM - although the Google complaint (like any), represents just allegations rather than established fact, to anyone like me with direct experience of the company and its staff, it rings precisely true.

One area the compaint is very light on, however, for obvious reasons, is the enormous invisible sign outside the company's gates stating: "No Cis White Older Males Need Apply!". They have the same sign outside Twitter, Facebook, and all the other Bay Area mega-corps, of course.

The real shocker in this story so far is how on earth they let Damore slip past the guards?

Porchlight

My brother is a cis white older male who works for Google.

Behind the scenes, the reality is that they can't fill the positions with only diversity hires and still stay competitive. Shocking, I know.

David, Internet Deplorable

Heres the story on the consent decree:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/09/rnc-ballot-security-consent-decree-328995

Tom W

Roll Tide?

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