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March 06, 2018

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daddy

Maria Bartiromo just said that Imran Awan will be back in Court today. Say she'll tell us why later in the show. I don't know if I can stay up much longer but nice to see that Maria B hasn't forgotten the Awan's, DWS, and the stench from the IT scandal.

Earlier in the show her guests were saying Kudlow's name was being bandied around as Cohn's replacement, even tho' Kudlow is anti-tariffs. I hope they keep looking.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/377046-newsweek-announces-strategic-structural-changes-amid-turmoil

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Just saw a tweet from Maria hinting about the Awan brothers, so thanks for the info!

Maybe someone else can tune in and see what she says. I don't have access to Fox Business.

anonamom

Thanks for the update henry. The change to your lipids is typical.
I bet your triglygerides are less than sixty too.

MM's sister should consider a new doctor if that diet came from her physician. Nobody who is keeping up would advise a low fat diet.


Yesterday the editor of Annals of Internal Medicine was on Tucker's show, as they have an article in this month's edition advocating that internists question patients during visits about guns in their homes, in light of increased risk of death by gun. (Tucker says only suicides; she says both suicide and homicide.)

I suggested via a message on Twitter that they have internists counsel patients on removing processed carbs from their homes, as they cause far more deaths and infinitely more disease than guns.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
44s45 seconds ago

From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more than 55,000 factories, 6,000,000 manufacturing jobs and accumulated Trade Deficits of more than 12 Trillion Dollars. Last year we had a Trade Deficit of almost 800 Billion Dollars. Bad Policies & Leadership. Must WIN again! #MAGA

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5470379/Amazons-Alexa-voice-assistant-wont-stop-randomly-laughing.html#ixzz591M6DvAl

I have never understood the attraction of having this device.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/377110-george-p-bush-wins-primary-in-texas

I think the ONLY reason he made it was the endorsement by the President, who pointed out when he did it that George P. has supported him.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/06/revelations-about-christopher-steele/

Robin, eff 'em all

The kids at The Donald are enjoying the fact that Ted Cruz garnered more votes in an uncontested primary than all his Democratic counterparts combined,

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/82l5bj/blue_wave_reality_begins_to_set_in_on_rredacted/

One commentor thinks that the President’s remarks on gun control measures steeled some spines and galvanized Republican voters to head to the polls.

anonamom

Since we are already on the subject of health, Dr. Tim Noakes, the South African sports medicine doc (?orthopod)/runner who nearly lost his ability to practice medicine after the establishment came after him for sharing the truth about carbohydrates has released his book on the subject

https://thenoakesfoundation.org/news/blog/lore-of-nutrition-out-now?utm_content=buffer53c59&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

“In the context of junk diets, embedded scientists, corrupt – or simply ignorant – doctors and dietitians, human health and omertàs, what you believe about your personal nutrition will determine not just how you live, but also how you die.” – Prof Tim Noakes

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

daddy

The Awan story is being explained by Daily Caller reporter Christopher Bedford. He says the Awan brothers are appearing in Civil Court on charges by their stepmother, who says that they held her in captivity and they wiretapped her.

That Court appearance starts at 10 AM East Coast Time today.

Reporter Bedford lists a long litany of various Lawsuits and similar charges of hostility against women by the 2 Awan brothers. Bedford also says that The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (whoever they are) is bringing out an Ethics complaint against Dem Rep Emanual Cleaver for paying people who were not members of his staff, and for giving Imran Awan access to his IT networks, without paying him. Bedford says these things could be pretty serious for Cleaver.

Maria Bartiromo lists chapter and verse of a ton of the Awan corruption fingers snaking thru DC, showing she is still right on top of all this corruption, and then asks reporter Bedford where does he see any of this going?

Bedford replies that people in DC have been and are slow walking this and the Dem's in Congress are refusing to bring any complaints even tho they are the victims, since members of Congress own the information inside their offices., but Bedford ways that what they do not own is the money to pay their staff, so if Rep Cleaver is paying 60K to somebody who worked as a manager at McDonalds but who did not work in his office, and who he did not know, and he, Cleaver, was accountable, that's a clear cut violation of Ethics and the Public Trust, and when our reporter asked Cleaver "who is this guy, Abas?" Cleaver replied "I don't know him, I work with Imran."

Bedford says Cleaver paid Imran only once, just 200 dollars. You are not allowed to give somebody access to the House IT network and give them an administrative duty, unless you pay for it. That's also an ethical complaint. So if this goes onward it will be referred to the Ethics Committee, and they will have to investigate whether he broke the Law.

Bedford says "it is slowly, slowly, slowly starting to roll", (but IIRC Trey Gowdy is head of the Ethics Committee and he infamously told Maria Bartiromo he has never heard of the Awans. lets hope Trey has heard of him now.) It may be that Trey is head of oversight, not Ethics. I can't remember.

The talk now gets more involved but I'm going to bed. Nite nite.

anonamom

And one more, then I'll quit. This study on low carb eating in Type Two diabetics (CCI--Continuous Care Intervention, since they had to adjust meds) v UC (Usual Care--like the high fiver low fat "healthy grain" diet MM's sisters doc would prescribe, I'm guessing).

In the Journal Diabetes Therapy, Feb 2018


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9?utm_content=bufferd51cf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This is what got me to share it:

Insulin therapy was reduced or eliminated in 94% of users; sulfonylureas were entirely eliminated in the CCI.


No adverse events were attributed to the CCI.


Additional CCI 1-year effects were HOMA-IR − 55% (P = 3.2 × 10−5), hsCRP − 39% (P < 1.0 × 10−16), triglycerides − 24% (P < 1.0 × 10−16), HDL-cholesterol + 18% (P < 1.0 × 10−16), and LDL-cholesterol + 10% (P = 5.1 × 10−5); serum creatinine and liver enzymes (ALT, AST, and ALP) declined (P ≤ 0.0001), and apolipoprotein B was unchanged (P = 0.37). UC participants had no significant changes in biomarkers or T2D medication prescription at 1 year.

Robin, eff 'em all

Anonamom,

This is a topic that I can discuss pretty freely with my illiberal friends until I point out that it was the government that published and pushed the food pyramid that we grew up with - the one with the majority of our diet being carbohydrates. Of course, they realize where I’m going and change the subject.

It’s usually my answer to the “science is settled” line of thinking.

Captain Hate

He dont take his information from the "garbage" that get published by the news and big media.

I've been banging the fake news meme like it owes me money. Look what it produces: retards like jor and dumbassdave.

Robin, eff 'em all

Well, “fake news” is projection, after all. It’s my new mantra.

Robin, eff 'em all

That Awan story will make for good summer news as everything slowly comes to the surface while Americans are on vacation, hitting its peak in September when everyone is ready to settle down to business and pay attention to politics.

How many are going to find themselves in the same boat with Cleaver?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I am struck by how much I ignore the news media now in favor of people on Twitter.

Are the Twitter people biased? Yes, but they dono't pretend to be impartial. You know where they are coming from. Do they sometimes make mistakes? Yes, but they own up to them and usually correct them.

You can learn more in reading those links from Wictor on Saudi Arabia than in watching a year's worth of cable news.

It's not even fake news anymore, because it's not even news. It's simply a tale told to push an agenda.

anonamom

Robin, we owe the grain-based food pyramid---and the obesity epidemic, in good part-- to Sen George McGovern, D-SD.

You know, SD--WHEAT.

Gary Taubes lays it out in Good Caloreis, Bad Calories.

With your friends, you could try blaming Big Ag, the Sugar industry and even Big Pharma fist, then tell them which D was key to making it all happen. ;-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Got to get some chores done. Back later.

Captain Hate

It's not even fake news anymore, because it's not even news. It's simply a tale told to push an agenda.

It's been trash for a long time. When I could stand to be in the room when it was going on, which was a long time ago, I used to point out the "human interest" stories that clogged up a scant half hour minus commercials of "news" by saying "that's not news".

What do you expect from a network run by Disney, who lied to the audience about lemmings to produce an overwhelming population believing something that just wasn't true. What were real sciency people thinking when they saw that knowing it was fake data being thrown out to a trusting group of people. Did anyone try to speak up? If they did it didn't make any waves. I don't like being lied to and they're still doing it. They can't go out of business too soon.

Porchlight

How's that Texas blue wave coming along? Oops.

Captain Hate

Dammit Porch; I was just about to write that. That Blue Wave was as realistic as Pink Tennis Shoes in the governor's office.

Robin, eff 'em all

With your friends, you could try blaming Big Ag, the Sugar industry and even Big Pharma fist, then tell them which D was key to making it all happen. ;-)

That’s very cunning.

anonamom

Good job down there, porch and TLG.

Porchlight

Dems did turn out fairly well - O'Rourke got about 200K more votes than Pink Sneakers in 2014.

However, Abbott also beat his 2014 total by 200K, and he is running unopposed whereas 2014 was an open race.

Robin, no doubt the gun grabbing had something to do with it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Boy, I am glad that my days of taking kids to parks is over.

Cedar Point is upping their admission to $72, and that doesn't include the water park!

DebinGA

Did any TX results show a polarizing R making it to a runoff? BOLO for Dem crossovers in every open primary state conniving to get weak Rs on the Nov. ballot.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://spectator.org/jane-mayers-publicity-work-for-christopher-steele/

Captain Hate

Poor MeAgain although someone must have a wicked sense of humor to use "periodic".

https://www.weaselzippers.us/377277-nbc-demotes-megyn-kellys-struggling-sunday-night-show-to-periodic-airings-only/

Jim Eagle

So far winter storm Quinn has been a big bust out on the East End of Suffolk county. Only rain, a little wind. But I can see where the City, Nassau county and Connecticut are getting snow and wind.

At 5:21am we got a phone call from school that they were closing for today. That means it was the various public school districts who chose to close for a little bit of rain. They control the buses. Frederick is home and it is good that he can catch up on his Biology and Latin.

We may get a dusting later on but right now its rain.

Continuing to work on the podcast for Not So Fast. It's not easy figuring out how to have multiple participants. May have to use another platform other than Podbean.

Ralph L

CH, I think M Kelly looks pretty good for a menopausal woman.

Perry Mason may have usually had a pretty female client, but I wonder how many of the pretty young men on the show were hoovered to get their role.

JimNorCal

henry (I think): "It now seems normal to go to the grocery store and get nothing but produce and meats. Beer I get at the beer store"

Wait, isn't beer "liquid bread" with huge carb values?
How much beer is allowed in a low card diet? Asking for a friend.

Sue

Deb,

I didn’t see any on the Republican side. I was looking at the head to head votes for Cruz and O’Rourke including all votes for all senate candidates and I’m off the ledge again. Texas is still red.

Marlene

Good Morning! Pink Shoes is Wendy Davis,correct? I read somewhere in "inquiring minds" type news that Sandra Bullock will star as Davis in a movie. Sure to be another Hollywood blockbuster. *snort*

henry

Jim, I got rid of all carbs except beer. Besides, I drink craft beer or homebrew anymore. Most with the yeast still in it. The yeast eat all the carbs (and turn it into alcohol). It is a "fermented" food, like kimchee. YMMV

DebinGA

Good news, Sue. I'm a congenital "expect the worst-prepare for the best" pessimist. I don't put any low-handed gambit past current Dems, especially as many probably view cheating as "doing the Lord's work".

Sue

I was at a high school softball game last night and didn’t see election results real time. When I got home I had a hard time finding anything on national news channels about the Texas primary. I knew then it came up short. Yay!

Sue

It was Abbott that put me on the ledge. The early voting scared him and Cruz. And me. I haven’t looked at the numbers so I’m only guessing here that republicans showed up yesterday.

jimmyk

I'm wondering if the Cynthia Nixon run at Cuomo could be an opportunity for a Republican to sneak in as a viable candidate for NY governor. She's a complete wacko, and if she were to knock off Cuomo in the primary, a sane Republican could beat her. But I'm guessing the NY Republicans can't even figure out how to come up with a candidate that could beat her.

DebinGA

Dems may be saving egregious cheating until 2020 when Pres. Kamala will turn a blind eye.

Sue

I’m so disappointed Patterson didn’t beat out P. Bush.

DebinGA

NY wisely has closed primaries. Wish more states did.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Dems can thank in no small part lil Ima Hogg for their blue wave breaking at low tide.
Please keep him on TV til November.
Please keep introducing gun bans and demonizing the NRA.

Sue

We have a huge Hispanic population. Most here illegally. If they ever figure out how to get them legal, and they vote democrat, we’ll be in trouble.

narciso

The point I inferred from the piece was that Hayden had met Steele in London in 2008, Hayden is now part of that alliance that purges social media.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Shots fired!!!


Brad Parscale
‏Verified account @parscale
13m13 minutes ago

Hey @facebook @Twitter @Google we are watching. 👀 This is your opportunity to make sure the playing field is level. #MAGA

DebinGA

P. Bush is running for "land commissioner"? Just asked hubs if GA had one - response, "What would a land commissioner do?" We have a county tax commissioner who determines property values which is a big deal here. We challenged ours and won.

Porchlight

I voted for Patterson. I'm hoping that Bush's comparatively poor performance (he did the worst among the statewide incumbents) will set him back on his heels a bit with this Alamo nonsense.

DebinGA, TX is a closed primary so that helps a bit.

Sue

Land commissioner is in our constitution.

narciso

Dewhurst was land commissioner before becoming lt governor, and then ran against Cruz for senate.

rse

Iggy-you know there really was an Ima Hogg in Texas, right?

https://tshaonline.org/publications/books/31531

DebinGA

Sue, reading about the huge Africa-Pakistan Muslim illegals flood landing in Brazil and being smuggled north and here via Mexico is terrifying. Much worse for y'all in TX.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinGA,

That is why we need the wall.

Also, gunboats.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I may have to reevaluate Soledad O'Brien after she kicked Chris Cilliza in the tiny nads.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Yes I do, rse. Hence my usage. :)

DebinGA

If this info is correct, TX does not have closed primaries. You don't register as a Dem or R. You show up and ask for whatever ballot you want. The only caveat is that if a Dem chose an R ballot yesterday, s/he couldn't choose a Dem one in the run-off. Ugh if true.

Porchlight

The land office, like the railroad commission, is an important historical agency in Texas that still has a lot of power. It's really interesting. A friend of mine is one of the map archivists there.

http://www.glo.texas.gov

narciso

Signifying nothing...


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/jane-mayers-dossiad-1.php5

Sue

Why the hell would you name your daughter ima if your last name is Hogg? He must have been a SOB.

jimmyk

Not sure, iggy, I'm guessing it's more of a left vs left squabble. Cilizza's a lightweight, she wants a more substantive attack on Trump.

Captain Hate

CH, I think M Kelly looks pretty good for a menopausal woman.

That wasn't what I was implying; more like DJT's "bleeding from somewhere" comment that filled the fainting couches.

Sue

Deb,

That is correct.

Porchlight

You are right, DebinGA, thanks. You have to stick with your chosen party for any primary runoffs.

The Dems in line ahead of me yesterday seemed almost offended to be asked what ballot they wanted. The R statewide races are foregone conclusions. I don't see much room for shenanigans except maybe at the congressional district level but those are mostly Republican incumbents as well.

henry

Sue... from East Texas. All SOBs there. (Hint, my earliest memories are from living in Orange).

narciso

The rogues gallery here, ilves is an exception:


http://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/team/advisory-council

Sue

I voted in democratic primaries until 2002. I’m sure I skewed their statewide #s since I was voting for local candidates. Back then all our locals were Democrats. Sheriff, commissioners, judges, clerks. After that year I no longer cared. I voted in the republican primary and today most of our locals are republicans.

Beasts of England

In spite of the chicken little commentary, Texas didn't turn blue and one of the most famous Texans was with me last night. That's a two-fer.

Captain Hate

Wait, isn't beer "liquid bread" with huge carb values?
How much beer is allowed in a low card diet? Asking for a friend.

Offset it with protein like peanuts.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1GJ1WW?__twitter_impression=true

Headline:

Saudi prince says Turkey part of 'triangle of evil': Egyptian media

Sue

Thankfully I live in NE Texas. ::grin::

Sue

I just saw that Texas dems turnout was highest in26 years. Thankfully there are still more Republicans than Democrats. Build the damn wall!!!

Sue

16 not 26

Porchlight

one of the most famous Texans was with me last night.

Wow. That's quite a range of possibilities there, Beasts.

henry

GOPe at work in WI. Guy who is against prevailing wage running for open seat gets backing from Chamber of Commerce assholes like Gard (aka GOPe).

http://mediatrackers.org/2018/03/07/not-ballot-gard-looms-large-state-senate-primary/

Porchlight

16 years makes sense. 2002 is when they thought they had a shot at the Senate after Phil Gramm retired and the seat was open. Also probably as a Bush protest vote, similar to Trump today.

Beasts of England

The red-headed stranger, Porch!!

henry

ZH, so needs confirmation. They claim some dude in Seattle had his guns confiscated without warrant or restraining order.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-06/seattle-police-begin-gun-confiscations-no-laws-broken-no-warrant-no-charges

DebinGA

Thankfully there are still more Republicans than Democrats.

Dems would be smart to save the egregious illegal voting shenans until 2020 when newly elected Pres. Kamala will turn a blind eye. This election may be designed to give Rs a false sense of security so 2020's results will deliver a death blow.

Beasts of England

Eighty-four years old and he brought down the house, Porch. My chills have not subsided. :)

Porchlight

No way! That was my first thought but then I thought it couldn't be.

Pretty wild, Beasts.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Wiki notes her dad named her that after a poem his brother had written and his private letters indicate he didn't make the association when he named her Ima.
There was a widespread, false rumor she had a sister named Ura.

PDinDetroit

Seattle Police Begin Gun Confiscations: No Laws Broken, No Warrant, No Charges

Citizens and Police will be shot due to these "safety laws".

Porchlight

Texas is NOT going to vote for Kamala Harris. No way, no how. She has no chance IMO.

Extraneus
“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, a man who lives in the same apartment complex as the gun owner and a person without any reasonable gun knowledge. Handguns are semi-automatic.

.25 cal "automatic"?

Tony Montana???

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinGA,

Please don't hit me with that level of pessimism this morning!

I think Trump is using the "Russian interference" excuse to do some investigating of voting irregularities, if I heard his comments correctly the other day.

DebinGA

That Seattle piece suggests there's "and now the rest of the story" we weren't told. As Parkland proved, crazy people shouldn't have loaded guns imo.

Momto2

jim in nj - This must be your friend.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636595/

Nephew of Commercial Artist,Actor and"Fantasticks" Producer Lore Noto,a World War 2 Merchant Marine and Purple Heart recipient.

Actors are usually pretty obsessive about their IMDB page. He has 116 personal quotes! One of his ~ "I'd rather SIT in an Electric chair,than LIVE in mediocrity." He appears to still be working - he had a small role in "The Americans".

Seems like quite a character!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That Zerohedge article was less worrying when I went to the source.
There was an ro, but this was the first guy who refused to voluntarily turn over his guns when asked and so they took them.
Whether he is an actual mental case was less than clear. It will be interesting to see if he loses or keeps his guns.
There didn't seem to be any actual allegation of violence, threats or mental illness.

rse

This is why I was familiar with Ima Hogg. https://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/bayou-bend-gardens/

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is her outstanding collection of Early American antiques.

Jane

Sue, Cruz got more votes than his 7 opponents combined.

"How's that Texas blue wave coming along? Oops."

It ended up being a blue teardrop.

Captain Hate

No primary in Ahia but Katshit delivered his last State of the State address in which he "more resembled a minister giving a sermon about values and human compassion". Just STFU and go away.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I am less concerned about Kabala Harris than previously given the fact she seems to be cementing a reputation as a dumb brick of the Babs Boxer variety.

Threadkiller

Has there been a shred of evidence that crossover Dems had any effect on the Alabama election? When I posted all of the vote totals for Moore(primary and general) and compared them to Session's previous vote totals, it was impossible to conclude that Dems had any sway at all.

Moore lost because of GOPe backstabbing. Perpetuating the false narrative that Dems 4D chessed the Alabama Senete race is ridiculous, IMO.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That Seattle story does highlight the potential for abuse of gun ros and one, if it becomes common, that will very quickly render them pernicious.
That is the provision LE, rather than immediate family, can request one which gives busy body neighbors and troublemakers cart blanche to abuse it.

narciso

Yes the write in vote was headed by strange, then Nick Satan and other notables

PDinDetroit

.25 ACP - A "mouse gun" as it were. Good for those who are "recoil sensitive" such as older people or those with arthritis.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Apparently Kasich thought he was running for the Pope of Ohio.

clarice feldman

About that Texas Blue wave:https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/five_bright_spots_for_republicans_after_texas.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Does anyone have more of a handle on the "President reverses his decision on elephant trophy imports" than what I found after ignoring the hair on fire stories from Huffington Post, MPR, and the networks?

This has upset my daughter (took a day off from work and of course she sent me the Huff Post article).

All I can find is that Fish and Wildlife said they were going to handle it on a case by case basis.

narciso

I think the tiny Montana suggests it's not on the up and up.

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