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February 17, 2018

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narciso

I would also accept l'urr from omicron persei 8,

Texas Liberty Gal

I've been out of pocket all week teaching little kindergrardnerrs - what happened with the Dem's memo? Last I heard Trump sent it back to the Dems to resubmit

daddy

BTW on the figure skating finishes he was the lowest scoring American male last night in the Men's program.

Well that explains TIME mags headline then: "'He's the Winner of the Olympics.' Adam Rippon Stole Everyone's Hearts During the Olympics

He's a loser, but since he hates Trump he's TIME's Olympic champion.

henry

Thanks! Is the hockey team any good? I haven't turned my TV on so far this year, so don't know these things.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Men's hockey team had their asses handed to them by Russia's team today 4-0. They are 1-2 in round robin play and must play a sudden death game to even make the playoff portion of the competition.

IOW they suck.

exdemocrat

Based on that crock, I’d say Nadler’s bypass was more of a re-routing

Jack is Back!

henry,

Hockey team sucks big time. OAR demolisted them and they even lost to Slovemia who got shellaked by Slovakia who the team beat. Go figure. No NHL players. No chance. This is not your father's or your's 1980 Olympics.

daddy


"The new Otezla ads are here, the new Otezla ads are here!!!

narciso

What happened to having Olympics in leap years I think that's when they started to go wrong.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

The point?

Dave (in MA)

They alternate Winter and Summer every 2 years instead of having both every 4 years. They started to go wrong many years ago, at least in terms of what they bother to show on TV.

henry

Narciso, the Winter Olympics got butt hurt over competing with the summer games. So they compete against the World Cup now. (Yeah, go from #2 world spectacle to #1 as your competitor). BTW the US men laid an egg and aren't in the World Cup this year (but I'm sure that meets new gender norms).

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back from dinner with my son and his new gal pal, who is a very nice person and a great improvement over the nose ring gal. We ate at a Mexican restaurant near here where my son ordered off the menus some type of grilled Jalapenos which were as big as cucumbers and which he said were on the "secret menu" Mexicans have for natives as opposed to Americanos.

It is raining and sleeting here to beat the band, which explains why my arthritis was giving me fits this morning.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I always liked the Winter Olympics better than the summer ones. Summer has gobs of track and stuff but the networks seem to cover 112 variations of gymnastics plus my most hated sport, synchronized swimming.

The Olympics were ruined when NBC got the contract. The only person who knew how to cover them was the late Roone Arlege. And the only anchor worth his stuff was the late Jim McKay. (Highly recommend reading his autobiography, "My Wide, Wide World.")

NBC has ruined the Olympics. Although they have ditched Bob Costa, the rest of their coverage is terrible, and I would pay cash money for someone to drag Johnny Weir off the screen and beat the crap out of him.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/17/commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-completes-section-232-steel-and-aluminum-reports-recommends-tariffs/

narciso

They may be showing off but still:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/these-chinese-military-innovations-threaten-u-s-superiority-experts-say-n848596

daddy on iPhone

No point Jib, simply trying to raise a chuckle. I’m bored, but just pulled
in to the Library Parking Lot so hope springs anew😉

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I hate this SOB:

Larry Schweikart replied
Bill Kristol
‏Verified account @BillKristol
3h3 hours ago


Leaving aside all the public information and comments by Trump by 2014 suggesting that he was thinking of running in 2016, maybe Trump told the Russians directly he was thinking of running on his visit to Moscow in November, 2013?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I was referring, of course, to Kristol. Schweikhart is an old pal of mine from Free Republic.

If he hadn't posted it I wouldn't have seen it, since I quit following Kristol.

narciso

Alright which tectonic plate is this:


http://telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/17/largest-earthquake-decade-hits-wales-west-england

The Infamous Ignatz

Or maybe, like Pablo Picasso, Bill Kristol never got called an asshole...
No, I checked...about ten thousand times.

narciso


Has gender confusion made it to the headline writers:

http://telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/17/widow-murdered-mp-jo-cox-quits-charities-sexual-assault-allegations

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Not one plate is near Wales. Here are a bunch of maps showing the plates:

https://www.google.com/search?q=map+of+tectonic+plates&client=firefox-b-1-ab&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=hl2EHYhGJymsLM%253A%252CSLQy3bITFonf8M%252C_&usg=__8HDE4uVjsRX6iiEjA-UJ9CKenCg%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs3qDnrK7ZAhUROawKHVi_B_8Q9QEIOTAH#imgrc=hl2EHYhGJymsLM:

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

However, there IS a fault which runs through Wales. Here is the map:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-ab&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=D9yIWoDdM8XGsAW8t62YBQ&q=faults+Great+Britain&oq=faults+Great+Britain&gs_l=psy-ab.12...103300.127505.0.131989.44.40.0.0.0.0.316.3583.34j5j0j1.40.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..7.4.631...0i13k1j0i8i13i30k1.0.gNxIiZzmjeo#imgrc=SqLaMOsTAlJ40M:

Not all faults are on the edges of tectonic plates. There is a fairly active one, the New Madrid Fault, which runs through southern Missouri.

narciso

That's a relief, I thought it was the silurians,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Judge Jeanine has the FBI in the crosshairs.

matt - deplore me if you must

not like you, Iggy...couldn't resist.

Many years ago it was all laid out for us. The rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, ice dancing and other girly sports are there to attract women, 50% of the audience. It was someone from Buick who explained that.

They just don't seem to enjoy biathlon, Greco-Roman wrestling, modern pentathlon or luge like we men do. What is more crazy than sliding down a barrel of ice at @80 mph on your back? I just don't get how the ladies do't just love the possibility of blood and squished body parts like we men do.

Especially in Korea, the finals are run in the mornings for NBC to recoup their investment. Of course, NBC decides to tape delay it anyway so that Katie and the rest of the teleprompter crowd can get their beauty sleep.

Running finals early isn't bad in a Winter games as the snow is not yet mushy if the temps rise. That doesn't seem to be a problem this year. It played havoc in Seoul, though. The athletes were used to heats in the mornings and had to train differently.

Way back when it was all done outdoors, which would have been cool to see.

jimmyk on iPhone

A gay male figure skater??? This is my shocked face.

I know I may be in the minority here, but while tariffs are generally a bad idea, tariffs on things like steel and aluminum are especially bad. Why? Because lots of manufacturers use steel and aluminum. Raising their costs will make them uncompetitive.

Momto2

Speaking of the Olympics...guess who is NOT going to the White House?

https://twitter.com/michaelbeatty3/status/964698174802739200

daddy on iPad

At the Library. Nothing too obnoxious on display. I don't know if I am losing passion for reading because i've read it all already, or because I now spend so much time on the internet trying to keep up that I have less free time than previous to read and thus less free time to inculcate and spur on my former passion. Probably a combo of the 2, or maybe its just a variant of "Get off my lawn!"

Anybody else find they have that syndrome?

The Infamous Ignatz

Here's a real long shot;
Years ago I used to hear a song, the only line of which I can remember being "I got woman trouble".
Kind of mid tempo, blue eyed soul kind of thing it seems like.
Sound familiar to anyone?

jim nj

Narcisco,

Here's an update on the J-20 fighter

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a17763845/chinas-super-fighter-comes-online-with-inferior-engines/

Momto2

In case you missed her "gracious" remarks.

Vonn was asked if she, after winning a medal, would visit the White House to be congratulated by President Trump. She said “no” – making it clear that she wouldn’t even consider it.

Ha!

narciso

Something from white snake:

http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859082731

henry

Daddy, since I lost hearing in one ear watching TV is painful. (Ed, I can relate to your issues). So I don't watch it at all, very few movies on DVD the past couple years. I find I read more books than before. (I find I'm adjusting, and can listen to music again. Conversations with background noise are impossible).

Beasts of England

'...maybe Trump told the Russians directly he was thinking of running on his visit to Moscow in November, 2013?'

Spoken like a true beta.

narciso

I was looking around yesterday and I couldnt find anything new, still working through that prewar Alan furth though.

The Infamous Ignatz

Nope narc.
I have never knowingly listened to one of their songs.

Momto2

daddy - I find I am getting more picky about what I read. But, I also listen to more audiobooks because I can multi-task.

jim nj

Ig,

this it,

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/craigdavid/womantrouble.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I find newer books are not appealing, unless they are "how to" books about gardening, home decor, or crafts.

Newer mysteries are either contrived or seem to have too much violence for me.

I find I re-read older books which I haven't read in years - old Christie mysteries, some regency novels, etc.

I would welcome recommendations for non-fiction which is NOT political. (I get all the politics I need on the internet.)

My library showcases diseases of the week books, cookbooks, lefty political books, etc. I hate that display and try to keep my eyes averted and my BP down when I go in.

narciso

Well the only thing I remember about that band wee the video with tawny kitaen

henry

Hehehe, narciso one of those white snake guys wrote the songs my brother's band plays. (Not Coverdale). I hear stories of Tawny, but haven't got an intro yet...

Momto2

I think we are all being too tough on the FBI.

Sure they botched this Fla. tip line event - couldn't track down this dangerous kid but -

Let's remember how heroic they were when Brady's jersey went missing?

F.B.I. Recovers Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jerseys in Mexico

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/sports/football/tom-brady-super-bowl-jersey-stolen.html

daddy on iPad

Speaking of England, my favorite taxi driver in England is an old gent with a great accent named Peter, and i always get to ride "shotgun" in the front oassenger seat of his small van. We are old buddies now. He was a pig farmer in a previous life and now is semi-retired and lives in the nearby small ancint quaint village named High Roding.

This kast trip I quizzed him on the name of his village and when he came up empty on that, i whipped out my iPad and started googling as we drove thru the ciuntryside, and I found that it and a ton of tiny nearby villages are all named after some Anglo-Saxon invader named Hrode, from about 500-600 AD. This link may be interesting to you guys: The Rodings

The Rodings are believed to be the remnants of a single Anglo-Saxon community known as the Hroðingas, led by Hroða, who sailed up the River Thames and along a tributary in the sixth century and settled in the area.[1] This was one of the tribal areas that were absorbed into the Kingdom of Essex.[2] The River Roding and the villages derived their name from Hroða...

Abbess Roding
Aythorpe Roding
Beauchamp Roding (pronounced Beecham Roding)
Berners Roding
High Roding
Leaden Roding
Margaret Roding
White Roding
Morell Roding


Peter knew all these other little Rodings since they are all next door to his village, and he knew their recent history and we had a fun time as i pored thru the Demographic data on life asking if he knew the one Hindu in High Roding, and he was shocked to know they had a Hindu😀 High Roding has about 300 people and that appears to be the size of the place over the last 1500 years.

exdemocrat

Q: did those 13 russkies burrow into my brain and create my memory of a quarter century of Clintonism?
If not, where’s the beef?

jim nj

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=woman+trouble&&view=detail&mid=73D7217EEB89B3E653BE73D7217EEB89B3E653BE&&FORM=VRDGAR

from Ten Years After, sounds bluesy to me

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Rippon (the skater) is an ass but he is an incredible skater, and had 3 perfect performances. He doesn't do a quad which explains his standing, but he was incredible.

I suspect he's the jerk from hell in real life.

The Infamous Ignatz

Nope, jim.

narciso

So that was about a century after king Arthur's reign. Recent treatments of the subject t are unrelenting grim, take guy Richie who did a fair job with sherlock Holmes and an excellent one with man from uncle.

Man Tran

TC,

When you check in, Ivory is getting inducted into the HOF down in NOLA in early April. Didn't pay a lot of attention to the details, but I think she said it is tied into yet another run at the GLOW operation.

Threadkiller

The Ultimate Wing-Woman! Sally Field Is Pushing Her Son to Date Adam Rippon

http://people.com/sports/winter-olympics-2018-sally-field-pushing-son-date-adam-rippon/

"Pardon me, do you have any Gay Rippon?"

Threadkiller

I want a good explanation for why interviews are not recorded and we have to depend on agents' notes. And "because we've always done it that way" is not a good answer.

I answered this once before. It is to allow witness/suspect intimidation.

daddy on iPad

Now I am at the gym on the bicycle and the MSNBC TV overhead has this Headline Ticker:

BREAKING NEWS Mueller Indicts 13 Russians For Election Interference

Whoa!

Plus a subhead: Indictment: Russians talked to "Unwitting"Trump Associates

Whoa x 2!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Threadkiller,

I understand why the FBI wants to keep it that way.

Most people I explain this to are outraged. They are outraged because they understand the advantage it gives to the FBI and the government, and how little protection it gives to witnesses and defendants. My liberal daughter was upset by this, and we hardly agree on anything political.

When I was young, the FBI was suspect as an agency by those on the Left. Every college kid thought they were a fascist organization.

Turns out in this case those old lefties might have been on to something.

Surely to God we could pass a law that they have to RECORD interviews.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Larry Schweikart
‏ @LarrySchweikart
13m13 minutes ago

LA primary House 86 (Majority D district)
Rs 88%
Ds 12%
Runoff because no R got 51, but this is a crusher for "muh blue wave"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/17/trump-skipping-golf-victims-florida-shooting/?utm_source=site-share

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

"Pardon me, do you have any Gay Rippon?"

Now THAT was funny. LOLOLOLOLOL


MM Were those old lefties onto something or were they just jealous they couldn't do it themselves then and are happy in the catbird seat now? So much of what they protest is what they secretly want to do...

gentlejim

Daddy,
I just went about a year without reading books. I just couldn’t stay focused enough to stick with anything. I don’t know what my brain was doing that I couldn’t read, but it wasn’t solving the world’s problems or 8th grade math for that matter. I am enjoying the Pike Logan books now.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Stephanie,

You might be right about their motivation, but I am not above trying to use their words from the 70's against them.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/Debradelai/status/940471854250242048

This thread points out the MANY connections between the players on the anti-Trump side of the FBI.

daddy on iPad

In th comments to Clarice's Powerline link as to why Mueller didn't charge the Russians under the stature that would indict Steele and the Clintons:

Karl Baumgarten

It's no wonder that Mueller never found the anthrax killer.

narciso

you look at Mexico, and its like a country run by hydra:

https://mobile.twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/964925189019590656

One of their largest gangs the zetas are ex special forces, the army runs rampant in the border areas, they dissapear students as readily as they used to in Mississippi, this is the foreign power most directly interfering in our elections.

The Infamous Ignatz

OMG.

Happily, Wiley rises to the occasion, giving us a troubled, human, pure-of-heart Rock of Gibraltar seated on a hard wooden seat that hints at the bare-bones look of African tribal chairs...

...Seating the president lower this way, enmeshing him in an overabundant, highly colorful natural setting, sustains a much more mysteriously human presence, brooding, reconciling, not merely knowing, separate, but kindled with fiery curiosity, a simple inner elevation that brings us to the border of the ordinary and the extraordinary. It’s exactly the metaphysical place Obama embodied as president of all America. The pose and enclosing him this way will irk many who will see Obama being made too normal, small, not central, not in grandeur, not an imperial god. I think the picture is true to the way Obama carries himself. He’s clearly the central subject but not entirely central; there’s a lot going on around him to contend with, negotiate; he’s open to his surroundings, part of them, bigger than they are but not the only thing present. He’s still fighting for space. Wiley even gets some of Obama’s melancholy, his tranquilizing thoughtfulness, the whispering sense that he will not be smote.


Shit. Bird.

mad jack

daddy: i do the on/off thing with books. i'll read voraciously for a year and then have a hard time even starting a book, even one from an author i like. not sure why it happens but it does. it may be that when im in the reading mode i get so absorbed i get a little antisocial. the off switch may be my subconscious effort to fight my innate misanthropy. who the hell knows why but it happens.

gentlejim

Iggy,
Funny that he doesn’t mention the Clinton dress juice on 404’s temple.

Rocco

Maybe this one Ig?

http://www.songlyrics.com/chris-spedding/woman-trouble-lyrics/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

One of my sisters is a retired art teacher. She is a traditionalist.

Her comment on modern art: It's not your talent; it's whether you have the BS-ing skill to make up a story about what your crap piece of art means.

That excerpt you posted proves her point.

daddy on iPad

However, there IS a fault which runs through Wales. Here is the map:

Just had a look at Narciso's 2nd link that showed a green line rift of some sort at the Welsh Boundary to the East. That is interesting to me, since IIRC I believe their Great King in about 750 ordered a dyke built which saved them from domination by whoever was threatening them at the time, and much pf it still exists. If you look at the pics and the red line on the map showing Offa's Dyke you will note that the lines of th Dyke and the supposed fault seem to almost exactly match up. Cant view it any more closely at th moment on the treadmill just no, but it would make sense for an ancient King needing to build a defensive barrier of some sort would build that defensive barrier on some pre-existing natural fault that allready existed and made the job easier.

Over to my Geological partner, Miss M, to see what she thinks.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ashish‏ @Ak__Ashii

Canada's PM Justin Trudeau arrives in India.

Usually on official state visits to India, PM Modi personally greets and welcomes the visiting leaders.

For Justin Trudeau, he sends a low ranking official. Canada is fast losing its influence and respect on world stage under Justin.

==========================

Pictures proving his point are here:

https://twitter.com/Ak__Ashii/status/965042325138284544

daddy on iPad

Republcian Evan McMullen now on MSNBC just above the Breaking News ticker.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://news.americanewscentral.com/2018/02/18/gut-wrenching-text-messages-brothers-survived-florida-school/?utm_source=anh&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=anhcampaign

Do read this. Siblings often take each other for granted. These won't ever again.

Ed

Henry. Sorry to hear of your hearing problem. A couple things I'll pass on.
If you haven't gotten help, e.g., ENT exam, audiologist, hearing aids, don't put it off. Folks kept telling me to get help as my hearing faded over time. I put it off, and am now learning your auditory cortex loses capabilities if it's not stimulated. That's a big part of my recovery problem. Second thing I'll pass on is that Medicare and insurance covered my cochlear implant 100%. Even the ENT that first told me I needed a CI wasn't aware of that. So I dumped another $6500 into the most powerful hearing aids he could offer. My angels stepped in when an audiologist from Austin was visiting a neighbor and I chanced to meet her the evening my Walker Hound went missing. She said within a minute of our first conversation, "YOU NEED A COCHLEAR IMPLANT!" I said I couldn't afford it. She said, "NONSENSE!!! Medicare covers it." I was skeptical, but she was right...and thank God she was persistent. Found me a great surgeon and audiologist in San Jose (so I didn't have to deal with Stanford Medical Center congestion). I don't mind the drive because it gets me off this ridge once in a while. Now my problem is lacking the energy it takes to keep up with the steady recovery rehab requirements.

I hope you are wiser than I was. Your brief description sounded so familiar to me. I live alone in a very quiet setting on a ridge in the Sierras. Nearly zero stimulus after I lost interest in TV and movies. Am a hermit. Another problem I probably suffer from is I enjoy being a hermit.

Good luck to you.

A fellow had lost his hearing. His wife turned to him one evening in bed, and said, "So, do you want to have sex, or what?" He replied, "WHAT?"

boatbuilder

Iggy--That is one of the finest pieces of pure parody I have ever read.

narciso

That was ad copy for black panther right, good grief, I remembered geology back in high school, it was fought by an ex vietnam vet, mr. Wagner who had a whole litany of storie and anecdotes.

The images like daddies otezla ads and miss marples maps don't appear on my tablet, I guess if they did focus on it they would blame the quake on fracking or molemen like that Dr. Who example.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Active fault lines, even if they are seldom active, often produce geological features which would encourage a barrier along the path.

Here's an example:

https://www.livescience.com/30690-simple-surface-belies-complicated-california-fault.html

Note the line which connects features. In Wales. I imagine that the features include mountains as well.

The Grand Tetons are an uplift mountain range in which the fault lies in front of the mountains. Often (particularly in California) faults are marked by a variety of features: uplifted areas, hot springs, depressed areas, etc.

I have been looking for a fault line map of Wales with geographic features, but have had no luck yet. However, I am positive that the wall followed topographic features which were created by activity along the fault.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Why don't those images appear on your tablet?

I don't understand. I s there something I could do which would make them appear?

henry

Ed, thanks! I went to the ENT right away, thought I had an ear infection. An MRI or so later I have hearing aids. From other neuro issues, I found out I am low on zinc. Taking zinc supplements, I find things are better. Turning voice noise into speech is a challenge, but the audiologist says I'm improving on that. The thinking is Meniere's, which runs in the family.

I enjoyed being a hermit even before my hearing loss. I live on a farm in SE Wisconsin. Very quiet. Unless I crank music to GUS levels. ;)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump is still wide awake!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
=============================

I love this man. I can't help it. He says everything we have been thinking!

narciso

Ad blocker I guess,

That is fascinating maybe they did divining to ascertain where to put the castle.

narciso

I meant the barrier, they say it's been a decade since the last major quake

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

This is why I am thinking I must start a program of forcing myself to read books:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/i-have-forgotten-how-toread/article37921379/

The Infamous Ignatz

Thank you, Rocco!
Is there nothing JOM can't do?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
10m10 minutes ago

General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Time for me to head to bed.

Nytol!

Rocco

You're welcome Iggy

nite all

Ed

Henry. I grew up just outside Rockford. Many fond memories of southern WI. Beautiful dairy country. Have to laugh. Rode shotgun with a friend in his little TR-3 in a sports car club rally my senior year in high school. The rally route wound through that nice peaceful dairy country. We weren't speeding or reckless, but so many sports cars buzzing around aroused the natives, and soon the sheriffs had road blocks thrown up, and made us go back to Illinois. This would have been west of Lake Geneva, I think, and east of Beloit, spring of '61.

JimNorCal

I think Ext posted this:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/why-mueller-didnt-indict-the-russians-for-meddling-in-the-presidential-election.php
"Because if he did he'd have to indict Steele, too ..."

I see in the comments that some number of people (not just the standard trolls) push back that Steele was paid for the dossier. So he can be considered just a vendor, not really someone who broke the foreign exclusion laws.
Not a lawyer, just reporting back.

JimNorCal

Have never heard of Widespread Panic before.
Played some random YouTubes and now queuing up the concert link.
They sound dam' good! Thx, BoE

henry

Ed, that sounds close to Blackhawk Farms... South Beloit road course my buddy drives open wheel at. :). I grew up a bit later than you, similar craziness but in SE MO back then.

narciso

Yes but presenting a fraud, even if you think its true doesn't save you. This is why there is a scale of reliability from a to f.

JimNorCal

Catsmeat, there's a new I/P open thread:

OPEN THREAD: Continue with the rarefied discussion for which InstaPundit comments are known.

"Will no one rid me ...?" :) :)

Ed

Regarding Federal Bureau of INCOMPETENCE:
I see much commentary that the problems are with leadership, but the rank and file are solid, God fearing dedicated public servants. I'm not so sanguine.

I think the agency is rotten to the core, and has been since Bubba and Janet Reno, and probably before. Ruby Ridge anyone? Waco? Oklahoma City intrigues and investigations. It starts at the top, but the "go along to get along" mentality, reinforced by supervisory levels, and disciplinary actions for those not on board has compromised the outfit, perhaps to the point it needs dismantling and rebuilding from top to bottom. That's a daunting challenge.

A probably superficial analysis on my part. My two cents worth. Take it or leave it.

narciso

Some thoughts, agreement, dissent:


https://spectator.org/when-do-we-get-to-talk-about-the-other-reasons/

narciso

And along similar lines:
https://spectator.org/spare-us-the-conversation/

JimNorCal

daddy: "Anybody else find they have that syndrome?"

I have the same thing as MissM's link--too scattered and out of focus due to devices. Hard to sit and read.
I'm starting to recultivate it (not just re-reading old faves) by taking up history books, some of which you recommended.
Currently on Fierce Patriot by O'Connell on William Tecumseh Sherman. VDH gave a talk about generals and noted the importance of Sherman. VDH gave a blurb to the book, so that's a good sign.
I like to walk and I'm downloading podcasts to keep me occupied during walks. I'm thinking that will help the "focus muscles" too.
Speaking of which, this VDH interview was good:
http://teriobrien.com/military-historianauthor-victor-davis-hanson-show-notes-dangerous-thinkers-009/
She's got one with Bill Gertz that I have high hopes for, and is queued up next.

daddy

Via Instapundit, here's his frequently linked exercise guru, Mark Rippetoe, saying lets shut down the Olympics:

The Olympic Games: Time to Stop

The Olympics has turned from a celebration of human physical performance that once transcended global politics and popular culture into a propaganda event for the dominant interpretation of global politics and popular culture. It is no longer about athletics and who wins the athletic competition – it is now concerned with shaping our perceptions of what it means to compete with each other, and why we probably shouldn't celebrate winning at all. It has become an embarrassing mess for the entire human race, and it's time to stop wasting resources, time, and attention span on it...

...There are basically two types of competitors at the Olympic Games: those who have been caught using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and those who have not been caught using PEDs.

Instapundit adds: Then there’s the mind-boggling corruption.

narciso

So rippon is just Michael sams or that fmr viking player on global scale, he reached his peter principle level.

So one memo rising from black panther, is supposedly a rebuke to trump, just like sokovia is a warning on balkan nationalism. Wakanda is hidden from the world until they decide not to wall themselves off, that sounds as smart as when they followed the Snowdon memo in winter soldier and released all the secrets, in civil war they learned the folly of such an approach.

narciso

In the 70s, they knew better, peter Parker souls never it be known he was Spiderman that was on the shirtlived series with Nicholas Hammond, with lousy effects and costumes same for all the other heroes and heroines, because the consequences become all too apparent, to those concerned.

JimNorCal

Hah!
Widespread Panic also does astonishing, humorous covers!

Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVGyPvyH24

Riders On The Storm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Fc78ufZZ8

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOha8aQKt4U

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