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February 10, 2018

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Clarice Feldman

You're welcome, Kev.

joan

Jack, I agree -- so far I've been able to ignore them.

They installed smart meters a few years ago -- no one reads the meters any more. Don't know how antiquated 'reading meters' is -- I keep thinking they'll do the same on the thermostats eventually.

I'd almost rather sit outside under a fan as to have 'them' control our lifestyle in so many ways.

Though, I will say, when we have the big ice or snow storms or the big thunderstorms that bring the tornado sirens, and the lines go down and we're out of electricity (heat or cooling), I am so-ooo glad to see their big trucks. Always want to go out and cheer the guys. :)

jimmyk on iPhone

"Some of the tweets or comments on FB that I read that are written by women make me shake my head. There is no 'gentler' sex."

That's also a reflection of the 'men'--think Obama, Kerry, pajama boy.

Captain Hate

Buckeye,

Moms, at least ones that the county doesn't visit frequently, don't punish their sons hard enough; but the fathers pick up the slack.

Clarice Feldman

CNN is probably hoping for the right to establish a Burueau in No Korea like they did in Saddam's Iraq.

Clarice Feldman

"Bureau"

joan

Our mother always taught us that you could 'drive' any man to slap you -- in the heat of an argument. She said, 'watch your tongues.'

sbw

Get Nest

Old houses have two-wire thermostats. I think NEst requires three wire. Might need to rewire.

It is convenient.

rich

>>>akhmetshin is a naturalized russia, likely Simpsons sherpa like the Iranian was Solomon's he was known because he had worked on kazakh opposition causes with the iris,

Posted by: narciso | February 10, 2018 at 07:16 PM<<<

thanks for that. my point was the meeting is always described as "Russians" in some vaguely official capacity but one is a US citizen (not natural born) and one is a lawyer in private practice and a guest of SDNY.

rich

the other thing that annoys me is conflating a suspected hack on Hillary's private email set up and the "hack" of the DNC servers ...

rich

sent you an email Captain Hate.

Clarice Feldman

Tracks, rich--why did Lynch gie the lawyer a vis and Preet let her roam about ?

narciso

Just like kislyak was invited to Cleveland just like he was also conspicuous at the state of the union party for the democrats, he brought the stroganiff.

maryrose

We still have a meter reader.
Buckeye:
I think your ancestors were really cool.

narciso

Maybe they are too selective:


http://deadline.com/2018/02/olympics-opening-ceremony-ratings-down-pyeongchang-nbc-1202284486

Extraneus

I don't like to be mean, but boy would I love to see Preet financially broken and jailed.

I think he and Brennan are the ones I really wish the worst for.

The Infamous Ignatz

My pa always brandished his size 12 slipper but can't remember if he ever had to pull the trigger. Pretty sure he did, I've just blotted it out.
Can't remember ever getting whacked by ma either but she did give me a swift kick in the butt one time that accidentally connected with my tail bone and hurt like the dickens.
She felt kinda bad and I of course milked it for all it was worth to nurture that parental guilt.

The Infamous Ignatz

Moving forward a generation, I may have related this before but, I was at the mirror in my underwear shaving or something when Baby Iggy was about 4 or so. She slipped in behind me and without warning, bit me right on the butt. Surprised the heck out of me and smarted not a little with those sharp little incisors. I instinctively swung around around and whacked her right across the forearm.
She looked up at me holding her forearm, her huge brown eyes filling with tears and plaintively wailed "You hurt my cute little arm!" She cried even more when I started laughing.
Still funny twenty years later.

Clarice Feldman

My mother once insisted our dad spank us. He whispered to us to cry as he thwacked the beds to make it sound like spankings. Of course, we complied with the act.

Buckeye

Maryrose,

What I find most fascinating is the idea of the Red Chief (warrior), the White Chief (peace maker) and the High Priest Chief (conjurer).

I have a theory that Moytoy benefitted from the worldview his English father provided. He had insights into how to deal with the white invaders.

Daughters, granddaughters and great grandaughters married them:)

rich

>>>Tracks, rich--why did Lynch gie the lawyer a vis and Preet let her roam about ?

Posted by: Clarice Feldman | February 10, 2018 at 08:19 PM<<<

paper at the SDNY? might explain the meeting and the obsequious Preet's dismissal.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

My dad used o thumb us on the top of our heads nu flicking his finger, which REALLY got your attention. My brother and I were talking about it the other day. He had really strong hands from work in his shop, so we really didn't want to get thumped.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thump.

henry

My dad was an amateur heavyweight boxer. I'm told he spanked me one time, I flew off his lap into the wall. (I was 2 or 3then). Mom had corporal punishment duty after that.

maryrose

Clarice:
What wonderful parents you have.I can just picture you kids pretending to be getting a spanking.
With seven kids in the family I learned to fly below the radar and to head for the great outdoors if it looked like someone in the family was in trouble.

narciso

So a staff secretary, shared some of the roles of a presidential assistant and a chief of staff, Brett cavanaugh harriet miers and Richard barman had related jobs

exdemocrat

I missed this before but it seems that the explanation for the delay sought by Mueller in the Flynn sentencing hearing was the result of a caused by Sullivan, the judge who replaced the recused Contreras, issuing a sua sponte order requiring the government to produce all exculpatory evidence.

Here's the order:
https://www.scribd.com/document/370672707/Flynn-Order

As one of Sundance's commenters points out, Sullivan has a history of busting the DOJ for Brady violations, and also that the material demanded could be explosive.

Captain Hate

Message received, rich. If you get a chance, try this:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30356/94350/

Incredibly balanced with no alcohol burn for a 13%. Usually I'm a big fan of aging the high alc asskickers but this is perfect fresh. And reasonably priced.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I think I will head to bed. I might check in on my iPad.

Nytol!

rich

damn not only do I have to congratulate RattlerGator on his piece flagged up by Rush, but I might have to eat some crow too ...

... but tonight it is a steak, scallops, baked potato, and some steamed broccoli and carrots

I am also dog sitting for my housemates. For some odd reason they look hungry.

rich

Captain Hate-

many thanks for the kind response.

jim nj

Why is there no ham in a hamburger?

Why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Posted by: Captain Hate | February 10, 2018 at 07:27 AM

Brilliant! Wish I didn't have a mouth full of tea though. Spit-take all over the monitor.

Clarice Feldman

exdem--what a FIND! I knew it had to be the need to provide excukpatory evidence but had no idea about this order.

exdemocrat

fwiw, i'm boycotting the Olympics after the MSM's disgusting pro-NK propaganda splurge. If anyone hears of a US Olympian who is unashamedly pro #MAGA, please let us know here, so I can watch him or her.

exdemocrat

Gorka is trumpeting this Lee Smith piece, heralding the not-soon-enough outing of the execrable Brennan:
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/255020/how-cia-director-john-brennan-targeted-james-comey

rich

>>>I'm a big fan of aging the high alc asskickers but this is perfect fresh. And reasonably priced.

Posted by: Captain Hate | February 10, 2018 at 09:19 PM<<<

not sure I could find that out here but that is impressive.

would need to sleep for a week after a few, but impressive.

exdemocrat

agreed, Clarice. my criminal practice was all in state court, but it's not that different in this regard.

here's the excellent twitter thread from the actual finder:
https://twitter.com/KGBTechnoFrog/status/959879596719202304

jim nj

Somebody talking about Black Panther, or something, wondered what it would have been like if Africa hadn't been colonized.

My first guess would be fewer wars on that continent.

Many many years ago National Geographic published a map of African Tribal areas, the present country borders, and an overlay of both. The modern borders had little relationship to the historical borders of the tribes.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

The other thing that annoys me is conflating a suspected hack on Hillary's private email set up and the "hack" of the DNC servers ...

The only hacks or phishing schemes were Podesta, Sidney Blumenthal, & the DNC. Right?

We saw the emails Hillary chose to turn over because of FOIA requests.

Guccifer got Sid's emails.
Podesta was the password "password" thing
& the DNC was probably Seth Rich or another outraged Bernie supporter

Maybe the Awans are woven in there somewhere too.

Captain Hate

Is there any better team than San Antonio at playing short handed against a good team? Pop should permanently STFU about anything other than basketball but he knows how to get the max out of players who would be mutts on other teams.

Clarice Feldman

J.Sullivan was the judge who flung the book--at least whatever book was at his disposal --at the DOJ and FBI folks involved in the Ted Stevens outrages, He has in fact proposed a rule change to clamp down on prosecutors withholding evidence:http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/EnforcingComplianceConstitutionally-RequiredDisclosuresAProposedRule.pdf

The Infamous Ignatz

Well, lets see; Ethiopia wasn't colonized except for Mussolini's brief attempt. And Liberia wasn't.
Colonized Africa = shithole.
Non colonized Africa = shithole.
Next question.

Captain Hate

jim nj,

There's a local sports talk guy, Les Levine (More Sports and Les Levine), who's pretty smart and has a segment of his show called "How Come Quickies" where callers call say something like "How come there's no ham in hamburger" and, if he likes it, will give the caller something (I once won a gift certificate at one of his watering hole sponsors). I wish I could think of some of them now because they're usually very funny.

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | February 10, 2018 at 09:46 PM

Arguably the most successful US professional sports club ... think they have made the playoffs for all but 5 years (or so) of their history and a full trophy case.

rich

>>>Maybe the Awans are woven in there somewhere too.

Posted by: Janet 🚬 - I wish my family had a poncho | February 10, 2018 at 09:40 PM<<<

most likely. they had some 40 members of congress on zombie clients-no telling how much data they could have exfiled or what connections some investigators could have discovered.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE! MOVE ALONG!!

Clarice Feldman

Nytol

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

A 17 year old from CO just took the gold in snowboarding, completely unexpectedly. His entire family was there to cheer him on.

rich

Posted by: jim nj | February 10, 2018 at 09:37 PM

have been looking forward to Black Panther (as the lead in to the biggest movie ever in Avengers: Infinity War), but with the recent reports ... just don't know.

good game Captain Hate-SA and GS-preview of the western conference finals maybe.

Captain Hate

Ginobili is still draining threes at 40.

rich

at least it was a good game until I looked. sorry Cap.

rich

what if Zero used his alias account to email some D congressman for things he wanted to get done? and the Awan's had that in their secret set up ... just thinking out loud.

boom ... 2 vectors to break into that account.

Another Bob

Red Gerard pulled off a comeback on the third and last run. Pretty sweet.

His folks look like a fine pot-smoking Colorado family. Overheard his mom talking to some reporter saying they were thrilled that he got as far as the Olympics, and never imagined him willing a gold.

I'm happy for 'em.

Captain Hate

Golden State is starting to pull away now. Although they're the odds on favorite to win it all again I can already see the seeds of their decline that began when Mr Clutch left for the Clip Joint. That fuckface owner will eventually screw the pooch but Kerr will keep the team focused.

I like the moves the Cavs made to get younger and more athletic. Even before Kyrie weirdly wanted out they weren't gonna beat the Warriors so retooling was definitely called for. LeBron's body language in the last two games was very encouraging.

Another Bob

Exdem, I doubt NBC will show us any MAGA olympians.

Another Bob

They're too busy telling us how wonderful the NorKs are.

jim nj

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/02/10/green-heads-will-explode-white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research/

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Captain Hate

They're too busy telling us how wonderful the NorKs are.

Full Costanza

glenda

buckeye...Are you still awake?

I think we're cousins🤓 Maternal Gdad's paternal Gma was 100%
Cherokee. Family listed on Oklahoma DAWES roll. She married a Quaker..named her sons Levi & Aaron. You add that to my Serbian paternal side...needless to say, I've never been mistaken for Scandinavian 😂

Next week is going to be very interesting in DC, heh ?

rich

and he probably had a password like cockcurious69 ... not to difficult to figure out.

maryrose

Jane:
I saw both boys in the first couple of runs.
They are fearless and artistic at the same time.

Catsmeat

daddy--that's it! you found it! yes, that's the iguanadon now viewable in Bromley--and the dear thing is that they (and particularly Hawkins the designer) thought all dinos were carnivorous, so the iguanadon has sharp pointy teeth. Vide the opening of Dickens's Bleak House (1853): "Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill." As I point out, the idea that this is a post-flood occurrence means that the megalosaurus (also understood to be a meat-eater) either was on the ark or dog-paddled his way to safety somehow.

CH, I love, love Cold Comfort Farm and also Gibbons in general. My favorite novel is her The Bachelor, which skewers pacifists in Britain in WWII and provides a happy ending for all in a suburban villa, Sunglades, "that forcing house of the passions," as she puts it.

rich

>>>Next week is going to be very interesting in DC, heh ?

Posted by: glenda | February 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM<<<

isn't it always? so the IG report is supposed to drop monday?

wonder when state, cia, treasury, and dhs do the same?

rich

Cap, do you think LeBron sticks around in Cleveland or pastures himself in on of the LA teams until retirement?

rich

damn ... on one of the ...

whatever.

rich

should I start the numetal hour at KJOM ... wanting to ...

Captain Hate

Thanks for that heads up on The Bachelor, Catsmeat; I was afraid Gibbons might be a one trick pony but, even if she had been, it's a major accomplishment at my age to run across something so refreshingly offbeat and oddly endearing.

rich and glenda, there are so many balls in the air that it's 50/50 on Schiff's pencil neck snapping from that melon getting jerked around or those bugeyes popping out. It's so nice to have the clueless dorks on the other side being Mr Jones in Ballad of a Thin Man.

Another Bob

If that means what I think it means, no thank you?

rich

but mostly I want to figure out what it is that is bothering me so about this bs russia story and the on going coup ... something is missing, unsaid ... a carpet too big for the room or a room that couldn't exist in euclidean geometry-probably both.

Someone wanted to carpet the staircases in Relativity.

or maybe I need to listen to some more deftones and drink more beer.

Catsmeat

here's a start: Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath," one of my faves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19d1QnstsA

Long day today, including tending to a neighbor's elderly visla, "Miso," who has a cone and various ailments--plus an orchestra gala, always tiring, plus student papers, always super-duper tiring, so on a Tull note, nytol.

(daddy, I'm so glad you found the ignuadon!)

rich

>>>If that means what I think it means, no thank you?

Posted by: Another Bob | February 10, 2018 at 10:58 PM<<<

I'll spare everyone until after bar closing.

You're Welcome.

missing out on some good stuff though.

Captain Hate

rich, if he goes to LA I think it would be to the Clip Joint with The Logo running the show but my guess now is that he'll reup with the Cavs. If he doesn't, no hard feelings from me and surely most of the fans; he gave the city a championship and erased all the bad juju of the move to Miami. Either way the Cavs are well placed for the future so kudos to Dan Gilbert and GM Koby Altman.

Another Bob

I don't run s*** up in this b**** rich.

Captain Hate

Welp if the dance party's started:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCzlCGlejE

narciso

The problem with Africa were the tribal chieftains who became the warlords and dictators, one of the bloodiest places on the planet, the Democratic (That's your first clue) republic of the Congo, is rich with Koltan, a key element in cell phones and other devices. So before the Europeans had drawn those borders those borders were still bloody weren't they.

The Infamous Ignatz

Ike and Tina Turner doing an unusual more rocking version of;
I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine.

narciso

I don't think Bozeman is big enough to carry a film I think that Jackie Robinson film was his big break, they revisit Berlin and Korea, the former seems to be rendition central, but there is no set piece battle like Leipzig airport in the same way. After him you have Martin Freeman who plays the glum sadsack wherever.

rich

>>>I don't run s*** up in this b**** rich.

Posted by: Another Bob | February 10, 2018 at 11:08 PM<<<

that's gangsta rap AB ... and aside from some tracks by DMX, Ice Cube (with Korn), and Naughty By Nature (met Trech and Pepa in a Charleston Mall ... long story)

JimNorCal

Aficionados will want to know. So, I'm telling you.

"OPEN THREAD: Think of this as the 2018 Winter Commenting Olympics."

rich

at least you have a championship to remember Captain Hate. the trophy cases here in DC are getting dusty.

rich

Posted by: narciso | February 10, 2018 at 11:18 PM

indeed they were. I vaguely recall something similar to what jimnj mentioned. The colonial surveyors drew the boundaries perpendicular to the rivers so rival tribes ended up in blood feuds over territory (then resources, the foreign aide, &c &c).

Captain Hate

That championship was great, rich; everybody was so happy. Even though I'm not from here I think I enjoyed it more than the Bullets win in Seattle, the Skins under Joe Gibbs and the Terps in 2002. I watched the Cavs game at my former neighbors place and I called up Mrs H as soon as it was over. The next morning I called another buddy about going to the parade and he just said "we're there".

narciso

I may be wrong maybe he's the next denzel, who nonetheless had to get past the film with Lithgow and virtuosity, to Oscar stardom.

Captain Hate

Any Kathleen Edwards fans?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7H3F-kmFvCs

The Infamous Ignatz

Velvet Underground
Live version; What Goes On?

Captain Hate

I saw this guy not long after this was recorded in some toilet of a club, playing songs that sounded as fresh as anything else out there. One of the original Sun artists that just didn't make it big for whatever reason:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXrdKjpvHw

Gentlejim

A little Deep Purple for the party. It’s from “The House of Blue Light”, which doesn’t get enough air time.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BgmjLHy7gmQ

narciso

speaking of Ethiopia selassie was like t'challa, at least when he was young, didn't Richard Blaine run find in that day and time, but there came a time there was a new cat who came along, mengistu and his derhe, I don't know how big a fan club he had, but the west looked the other way.

Captain Hate

As I've said before one of the dumbest things I've done was missing out on seeing guys like this when they were playing in town:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0BC1C4977D805857&v=a7L0IYPXKj8

Captain Hate

There is no way rich doesn't love this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=erHJJgyt_Tw

Read the comments

The Infamous Ignatz

Messer Cups; excellent guitrist, exceptionally cute bassist.

The Infamous Ignatz

Chups

rich

>>>I may be wrong maybe he's the next denzel, who nonetheless had to get past the film with Lithgow and virtuosity, to Oscar stardom.

Posted by: narciso | February 10, 2018 at 11:41 PM<<<

Chadwick Boseman is a really good actor. I think it is not so much the movie but the political statement the SJW crowd would like to make ... Wakanda could as easily have been on Xandar or any of the other half dozen worlds in Guardians.

Captain Hate

I think reading a girl say "This song makes me so hard" can cure ED.

rich

to have been really avant garde they could have made it a mostly asian cast-they did principal filming in South Korea ... suppose that misses the point, but here we are.

nice selection Cap.

joan

oh, man, he breaks my heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmScxQopRI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjzTNWWO7U0

Dave (in MA)

Iggy, you might like these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtG0w9lGfnc

They combine rock, surf, country, punk, psychedelic and whatever.

daddy

ExDem,

Thanks for the 09:37. That was eye-opening and positive. Great to see that Judge Emmitt Sullivan is now taking very seriously the actions of Prosecutors hiding exonerating evidence from their targets. Go Emmitt. Don't let us down again, Sir.

Captain Hate

Good choice, joan. For some reason, even though I knew his health status, his passing really was hard to process.

I heard this on John Carroll's 3-6 retro radio show today:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeKPJ4rpSo

Nytol

Another Bob

that's gangsta rap AB

I'm aware rich, was also making the point ;)

I never hung in the right places to intersect with serious/known musicians, especially black musicians. Closest I came is probably a guy who goes by the handle J. Ivy who's a friend of a friend, and who we ended up having dinner with at a party one night not far from GUS's place. He appeared on some Jay-Z and Kanye West records.

narciso

Svetlana nagaeva, is the one to remember. Good find there.

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