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March 04, 2018

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Ralph L

I haven't wrap my head around "school security guards" yet. We had a few crossing guards, usually old bats, though younger than I am now.

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following all the details for GVRO and ex parte parties in court, there is this on defensive deterrence ---- student readiness to respond to a shooting emergency in progress, with emergency-related comms check(s) in the mix: (I like these additions--- recommended them in some posts over at Ace Hordeware just after the attack)

providing requirements for student crime watch
programs;

revising the policies and procedures for
emergency drills to include drills for active shooter and hostage situations;

providing requirements for such drills; revising requirements for the emergency response policy;

requiring model emergency management and emergency preparedness procedures for active shooter situations;

requiring school districts to establish a schedule to test emergency communication systems;

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Setting a new Kev record for ON TOPIC postings.

lyle

Thanks for the acronym clear-up, Kev. 😉

I get them now!

Beasts of England

I must have been on sabbatical when Hit went all TruCon on us. That's unfortunate. It seems to have hit the diehard Cruzers the most, and I understand it to some degree. After eight years of Bozo, many wanted the pendulum to quickly swing all the way back - and Ted seemed like the heaviest bob to accomplish it. The broader electorate would've flinched with him as the messenger. I'm holding out hope for Justice Cruz.

Clarice Feldman

Everyone loves Hit. Wherever he's posting now.

DebinGA

Asked retired school-admin hubs today about kids being kept in rooms at the sound of a fire alarm just until an admin gave the "Please exit now" message. He said that's untenable in the case of a possible fire. Assuming all school hallways have several fire detectors, so a fire wouldn't have advanced to the point of cutting off exits, I disagreed. If classroom doors/windows were bulletproof and their locks couldn't be "shot out", then having kids remain in class until an "Exit now" or "Shelter in place" message came over the intercom would relieve parents fears of another Cruz scenario where he pulled the alarm, kids poured out, and he started firing.

Y'all could benefit

Beasts is a newbie having not quite learned the conscience factor separating that factor in sociopaths

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have to move some stuff into storage, but before i leave, in case Jim nj shows up here before my return..... here is a disinformation piece on Kratom and the "salmonella outbreak" in 20 states LOL

jim nj:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cdc-warning-links-kratom-to-salmonella-outbreak-across-20-states/703801634

I came up with a CDC bulletin that states Kratom is a mood altering alternative to opiates, relieves pain etc.... but doesn't mention its time-tested application: (herb is native to southeast asia--- a heroin corridor FOREVER!)

alleviating withdrawal symptoms when coming off opiates with its unique way of interrupting brain signals to force cravings into primacy through the pain of withdrawal (Just gimme more, Mr. Pharmacist!)

The only reason this herb in all of its varieties is referred to as controversial is that it's a low cost, unregulated alternative to pharmaceutical company control and pharmacy intrusiveness into the medical histories of people who have legitimate use reasons for opiates in the first place, and a desire to stop taking them after prolonged, legitimately prescribed, use.

The CDC is a weaponized agency of the USG.

The FDA is using the public's positive perception of CDC (even though its been thoroughly compromised since Clinton 1 turned it into an AIDS-focused clearinghouse for the wealthy sodomite angels who were dying in droves) to badjacket a safe alternative.

Salmonella is everywhere.

And it has likely been present in the 12 cases where somebody ate capsules after preparing raw chicken or cracking old/dated eggs and didn't wash their hands.

It might also be a similar hygenic issue at the point of capsule production. Same as processed fresh produce outbreaks. But we don't see the FDA banning spring greens or arugula, do we?

The CDC doesn't do boots on the ground epidemiological investigations for 12 reported cases of anything. CDC extrapolates on data sets.

The FDA is involved and they seldom follow any other agencies lead---- they follow the lead of big Pharma.... so there is the agenda.

Kev

Buckeye

I prefer a teacher leaving first, and subduing the perp.

anonamom

TROOPER York--yes, thank you Ralph L

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I can dig that scenario too, Buckeye. Structural defensive deterrence (SDD) can provide a huge tactical advantage to the armed responding teacher(s).

At Berkeley HS, the physical plant arrangement allows a shooter to snipe with ease from atop buildings they can access with ease, or concentrate fire within a single building (there are four to five large buildings connected by open walkways) while controlling points of entry by countering personnel.

There was a threat last week at Berkeley High. An armed perp appeared outside the school, but was lost to the tracking authorities *somewhere on campus*.

All that to say, to optimize the result of an armed teacher(s) taking out an armed murdering shooter, the augmentation of the physical plant take primacy, to reduce tactical advantages the shooter enjoys IMO before assigning teachers into harms way.

It also would en-courage the teacher(s) knowing the perp has limited attack options and what those options selected are likely to be.

We win. Perp dies.

Kev

anonamom

KK --I am AMAZED that samlomenella is in a dried substance---

(like--BULLSHIT!!!)

rse

The cdc was originally established with rockefeller foundation money. The foundation created a quite beautiful book that is available as a pdf for free in honor of their 100th anniversary in 2013. It is quite forthcoming in what they have funded.

Former SCOTUS member sandra day o'connor is currently on their board.

Jack is Back! (At  ISP)

Got some good info from Robin’s son. Need time to digest, apply, and test. Be patient with me since I am not home but at ISP picking my wife up from her return from the Florida works. More tonight.

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Totally correct, as yoozheeal, anonamom! ;)

Dave (in MA)

The guy who offed himself outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday has been IDed as Cameron Ross Burgess, 26, of Maylene, AL. An Auburn grad.
Looking for Tea Party connections...

narcisocenfl

Is that apart from the public health service, rse which has somewhat of a checkered history itself?

narcisocenfl

So the ayatollah a purported alumni of Patrice
lumumba, is a fan of gun control, shockah

narcisocenfl

Apropos of nothing:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/how-a-14th-century-arab-thinker-influenced-ronald-reagans-fiscal-policy/

Miss Marple the Deplorable


i24NEWS English
‏Verified account @i24NEWS_EN

#BREAKING: Berlusconi's right-wing coalition ahead in Italy vote: exit polls

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Bring back Silvo with the fashion model tranlators!

narcisocenfl

There is a motive to the madness:

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/more-mueller-madness.php

narcisocenfl


Do i need to paint the picture:

https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/970353654569095169?p=v

narcisocenfl

That's fair isn't it:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ArmyTimes/status/970380478170783744

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If there is sufficient credible evidence the court grants the ro and the cops go grab the guns out of the blue.

Ah, so that's what Trump might have been talking about. Not exactly "due process" in my mind. More like a warrant signed by a relative instead of a judge.

Thanks for the clarification.

Y'all could benefit

"The guy who offed himself outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday has been IDed as Cameron Ross Burgess, 26, of Maylene, AL. An Auburn grad.
Looking for Tea Party connections..."

As well they should.

lyle

This place needs fumigation again.

rse

I think it got rolled in later to a more expansive definition of public health. Rockefeller money always is at the front of the template.

It's not something I go looking for, but I also recognize it's significance when the idea is something in my sights. Given that the cdc is in atlanta and near to where we lived after we got married, that particular fact had sticking power. Also remember spelman is named for laura spelman rockefeller because of their generosity. Also how determined they were to target the eradification of certain diseases associated with the poor agrarian south.

I also seem to remember a bunch of woodruff money went there. I went to college and travelled some with a daughter of one of his beneficiaries and they were always raised knowing his wealth was going to philanthropy.

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Reaching all the way back to the iconic 1980 movie “9 to 5,” which featured Dolly Parton, ABC News tried in vain to get country music legend to denounce President Donald Trump by likening him to the sexist boss in the film.

“The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture,” said Nightline correspondent David Wright. “We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.”

That a “journalist” can espouse such rank bias without a trace of shame is another matter altogether, but Parton proved to be a little too sharp for Wright’s taste.

“I’m not addressing that. I do not get into that,” the singer declared. “Of course I have my opinion about everybody and everything. But I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business. I’m not in politics. I am an entertainer.”

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/03/04/keep-damn-mouth-shut-abc-tries-get-dolly-parton-trash-trump-answer-brilliant-609575

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re narciso's "method to the madness" post....

Motive reduction--- Mueller is a monkey trying to dry hump a football.

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narciso--- these Italian loafered bumpkins in DC with their suits and drivers fail to realize that once they are in for a penny, they are in for a pound.

Were the Qataris subsidizing the Awan Bros and their real estate ventures and travel cash funds?

Hmmmm....no fooling.

sbwaters

Apropos of nothing:

Narciso, how could the author mention Reagan and Ibn Khaldun in the same article and not mention Khaldun’s most famous observation Reagan would have loved:

Government is ‘an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself.’

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So what would investigators find if they probed and tore into that little sanctimonious "Nightline" shitbird's highlight reel?

No one is exempt from the Lyin' Swine Media's *context* ripping reportage about anything.

If Mueller can indict a ham sandwich, the court jesters of public opinion can indict Jesus H. Christ on morals charges.

To quote my favorite German aristocrat: PFUI!

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To clarify:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

sbwaters

Narciso, I think the only business Mueller is in is defending Mueller from any of the IG/DOJ/House/Senate investigations.

Mueller is hostage-taking to keep from getting indicted or getting a pardon if he is.

Give me freedom and I’ll let Kushner off.

Mr. Mueller, sensible people don’t mess with Trump’s family.

J Edgar Hoover

Y'all better hope the eveel FBI isn't infiltrating your coffee klatch for national security purposes.

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Maxine Waters: Trump Is ‘Racist’ For Questioning My IQ

On Saturday night, President Trump addressed the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, an event that is known for its humor. Trump took jabs at his own administration and many of his rivals, and at one point joked that Rep. Waters should “immediately take an IQ test.”

...

“I certainly expected him to come out with some racist remarks about me,” she asserted. “So he did exactly what I expected him do. And, by the way, I’m told he wasn’t funny at all.”

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Just found a medium sized moving box filled with my eldest's journals from age 12 to 22. The box wasn't sealed.

Inside I found a note from 2008 from her addressed to me:

"I didn't want you to go too long without knowing how I really felt about you during those dark years."

Whoa.

Was just telling Paw some stories last week about "influences" our kids experience as they come up. Most of them we don't hear about.

Hopefully we live long enough and they don't precede us over the River Styx, long enough to understand how they see themselves in their private mirrors.

I guess I was ready to find this box of journals.
Have been piecing together a grand family set of stories to leave to my Grandeez over in Belgie.

How else can they know their Oso GPaw but through his stories? I'd like to think their genealogical journey, and of their personal lines of descendants, will feature a primary source for this deeper reflective voice on The Long Walk Home.

If this is too Facebooky for JOM, then I half-heartedly apologize in advance.

Time to add to my callouses.

My biz partner's girlfriend, from nearby Orinda, brought over his Taylor solid body electric to plug in and amuse myself on this comeback trail. He's in Tampa full-time and brought it out during his Xmas visit.

I think he's lightening his inventory (has over 80 guitars). This rig is nice.

Nytol!

Kev

sbwaters

If Maxine equates IQ with racism then perhaps she is the one who is racist.

narcisocenfl

He is, the cui Bono, is what made me tie these elements together, Qatar gave sanctuary to ksm in their sewer department when he was on the most wanted list, which is the new base of the brotherhood, who has invested in everything from the shard to the Paris financial district,

rse

Kev-not disputing it is federal now and know plenty of docs retired from there and on to other ventures with substantial federal pensions.

Porchlight

More apropos of nothing.

Twenty years ago this month I came to my first SXSW here in Austin, and through the same mutual friend who introduced me to Mr. Porch I met a niece of David O. Selznick. Actual niece, not grandniece, even though she was only a year or two older than I.

We hit it off talking about our dads. She told me that her dad, who was around 70 when she was born, gave her a piece of advice that she always remembered:

"When your floors look clean, your house looks clean."

I always remembered it, too. And I'm here to say that all I did today was vacuum and for the umpteenth time I am pleased to see that it's absolutely true. Even if your floors didn't look all that dirty before cleaning, it makes a big difference.

narcisocenfl

And consequently who benefited by taking general flynn and gorka and even cannon off the board. There presence headed by fmr atty general ashcroft and brookings on each corner.

Jim Eagle

So, all those kids at MIddlebury were wrong to walk out on Charles Murray?

At least Maxine is in good intelletual company. Does she realize how stupid and ignorant she proved herself? I doubt it. Again, Trump is right.

Moar winning.

Robin, eff 'em all

Porch, I live by that.

GUS

Maxine knew Trump was going to be a racist. If he had asked for his coffee black, she'd be braying like the jack-ass that she is, about that.

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rse: me knows yer not disputing anything re CDC.

For folks dropping in midstream it might have appeared CDC is a private sort of non-profit NGO "objective" entity or some other tomfoolery propped by the Potemkin Left.

Always cool with your informed takes, rse. You are a national asset for sure.

Your humble (sometimes) JOMbrero,

Kev

Porchlight

I always knew you were smarter than me, Robin. :)

Manuel Transmission

I always enjoyed Hit. We had a double meet up in SFO when MT Jr and I went to visit Crazy Larry's skunkworks for his America's Cup contender. I think that was our 2nd NorCal JOM gathering.

We came close a couple of times to getting a rendezvous in So. Ideeho, but it never quite worked. Not that we couldn't still do that given all the JOM tribe down that way.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Daughter and I went to CVS today because she wanted to purchase some stuff and lured me to drive by suggesting we get Diet Cokes at McDonald's. I had been there yesterday and had gotten a $6.00 (!!!) coupon good on anything because I had bought some L'Oreal makeup.

I used it today for 4 bottles of vitamins which were on BOGO so ended up only spending $12.00, PLUS I got another $3.00 coupon and some other coupons good on things I buy.

I used to be a weekly CVS shopper but with the move and then not driving I sort of fell out of the habit. I can save a LOT of money if I pay attention to the sales!

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The floors are *really* clean in Japan. No shoes in the house, or even in a factory or office building. Upon entering, you change into slippers. There are special slippers for the bathroom, which you change into upon entering and out of when exiting, so that your house (or office, factory, etc.) slippers never touch the possibly dirty bathroom floor.

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Michelle Obama Won’t Run for President, Wants to ‘Invest in Creating Thousands of Mes’ Instead

According to AOL, the former first lady said “This is why I’m not going to run for president. Because I think it’s a better investment to invest in creating thousands of mes,” and “We don’t need just one, we need thousands and thousands.”

Evidently, her remarks were a recogniation that, at 54, she needed to make way for younger members of the political left. “As an older leader I think an important part of leadership is stepping out of the way and making room,” she said.

Huh. I never realized she was a "leader."

Manuel Transmission

I woke with a though that might be old hat around here. We have the current example of Trump serving his term(s) without compensation and I have a vague recollection that the Founders may he been mostly uncompensated (not counting their loss of life and property as part of the Revolution).

So, how about having elected officials not being compensated, except for a basic room and board stipend? Think about that. First, only successful people could afford to do it, which would eliminate a lot of riffraff like Maxine. Second, it would likely accomplish the basic term limit desire without necessarily requiring an Amendment to do it. (I assume the current compensation is entirely self imposed.

We'd get the usual rich ne'er do wells like Teddy, but I suspect there may be fixes lurking there, as well. Even this requires the other constraints we've discussed around here, like no lobbying for five years after leaving office.

Robin, eff 'em all

Not smarter, lazier. My mom, a fanatical cleaner, once said to me, “It’s really lovely that you prioritize sewing and knitting over cleaning.” To this day I’m dubious that it was meant as a straightforward compliment.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Just in time to honor the preposterous fantasy of Black Panther and the Disneyland of Wakanda;
South Africa will now allow confiscation of white owned land without compensation mirroring the brilliant policies of Mugabe to the north that led to a collapse of Zimbabwean agriculture and the massacre of several hundred whites.

Takes the special genius of Marxists to make a system as unfree and unjust as apartheid orders of magnitude worse.

narcisocenfl

All according to biggie Wallace of south Africa, Julius malema who makes sharpton seem like duboius,the supposedly respectable ramaphosa let it happen.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"Because I think it’s a better investment to invest in creating thousands of mes,”--

Oh brother.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
For all his bombast, Donald Trump couldn't imagine let alone actually say words as narcissistic as these two head cases spout incessantly and apparently without even slight irony.

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Florida cops staging a PR comeback.

Would-be armored truck thieves who sought to steal $4M caught in dramatic takedown

Probably 20 police vehicles involved in the arrest of 3 people.

Ralph L

"When your floors look clean, your house looks clean."
The trick is to get enough clutter off the horizontal surfaces so you can clean them.

I was anti-Trump until the inaug. because I thought he wasn't conservative period and a jerk (off-line MSM-LIV only). But I was anti-Curb more and got my dad to vote for Trump. Walker seemed the best of a mediocre lot, only from Althouse's coverage of Madison.

narcisocenfl

She will not let them be uninvolved, one wonders came up for the scratch I mean remuneration.

One is reminded her former firm, sidley and Austin was the one whose atty incidently retired from rich gates defense.

Ralph L

I don't think UK MPs were paid until the late 19th century, and most (or their daddies) paid their own election expenses (largely beer and bribes). Phineas Finn had to get a government office to stay afloat in London--before marrying a mysterious rich widow in the sequel.

narcisocenfl

In lieu of agonizer this will do:


https://www.klick.com/health/announcements/klick-hosts-special-muse-event-with-health-visionaries-deepak-chopra-and-john-mattison/

narcisocenfl

Ah yes trollope, its surprising how little things have changed in 150 years I started with the prime minister and worked backward.

GUS

Creating thousands of me's???? Fat assed socialists??? Good luck with that Mooch.

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Oscars: Celebrities Push Gun Control Surrounded by a Wall of 500 Armed Officers

Not to mention their 24/7 security details.

Captain Hate

The Greek, perhaps Nick?, lived in New York, and despised Trump. I suspect he or his had been burned by Trump.

A wonderful commenter, he left shortly after trashing me. I wasn't even offended, more mortified to have touched him at such a sensitive spot.

Are you talking about nk, Kim? I'm not sure why he left but he made some comment and I thought "Welp he's gone". Much more entertaining in person than online imo.

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Miss Marple the Deplorable

Extrameus,

I am SO glad I am not watching that fiasco! Let me see if Rosanne has anything to say yet.

narcisocenfl

And stay puft has run out of bridges, well his atty did keep him out of jail. Where is he now, bow?

Captain Hate

Why would anyone want to be like Mooch?

narcisocenfl

Nk thought mcturtle would come through, perhaps he did not in the way he thought.

Jim Eagle

NK

Was a lawyer in Manhattan. jimmk and I had a beer and wine (me) with him one time when I was in NYC. He had either direct or indirect contact with Trump which probably every lawyer in NYC had at one time or another. My Friend who knows him, his family and used to live in the same condo building says every deal DJT made had a law suit at the end. NK may have been on one of those.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This dress is too hidieous to post here, so I will post a link.

Whoopi Goldberg:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXe68CFX0AIlmk7.jpg

Anyone stupid enough to wear that dress has no business advising me on anything, let alone politics.

RattlerGator

I've never commented from my phone before or used voice-to-text technology to post a comment.

I'm not sure what this means but it could be more addicting and I certainly don't need that.

narcisocenfl

Now why would they do that:


https://www.weaselzippers.us/377062-nyt-gets-around-to-reporting-on-swedens-immigrant-crime-problem-leaves-out-a-few-key-details/

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
21m21 minutes ago

We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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Rudy Giuliani made crude joke about Hillary Clinton's weight at Trump fundraiser: Report

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reportedly made a crude joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s weight Friday while at Mar-a-Lago with President Trump.

Axios reported Giuliani was invited up on stage during Trump’s remarks to the donors at the event. He recounted a story about him attending Trump’s wedding at the Florida estate.

“Hillary was also here, and she actually fit through the door,” Giuliani reportedly said.

The crowd at the fundraiser reportedly gasped and Giuliani’s wife was incredulous at the remark.

Trump later said “I’m just glad I didn’t say it,” according to the report.

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MM: Discounts galore---> retailmenot.com

Coupon codes for just about anything.

We use it to get discounts on air flights to collect a commission when booking for clients. Handy.

Travel agents get great discounts on events and amusements around the world too. Discounts on in-theater movies and dinner for two vouchers (a $50 dutch date? :) ).

We live on discounts. Some of our less conscious friends (lawyers, etc) think we are miserly "because you don't *NEED* to get discounts!"

Welp. Ya. We want discounts for two very good reasons, both an insistence on not wanting to reward bad behavior by Uncle Sam and useless business owners that charge inflated prices because they can't provide superior value at the lowest cost. (I don't care how shee-shee the joint is!!)


We keep our money where it belongs, in our pockets.

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Ellen DeGenerate and CO.

IHTFP.

Is that Kevin Spacey in the background breathing through his mouf?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kev,

Yes. I also see Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and some others I don't know.

IHTFP as well!

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Hildo is a tank. Rudy named it.

POTUS is glad to have not said it b/c it's just one lest potty storm by the Lying Swine Media.

Plus her and Her Spawn haven't been on the media radar as much lately. Making plans for life post-indictment in Lady Jail?

Dave (in MA)

MM, that dress is way more attractive than what's sticking out the top of it.

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‘Socialism’ Absent from 9,000-Word NY Times Profile of Venezuelan Opposition Leader

The New York Times’ abject refusal to pin the socialism label on the failed and starving state of Venezuela is well-documented (as is the paper’s whitewashing of that and other tyrannical left-wing regimes).

In the newest Times Sunday Magazine, writer Wil S. Hylton devoted nearly 9,000 words to fiery, often-imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, “Can Venezuela Be Saved?” yet managed to totally avoid the word “socialism,” the idea that formed the root of the country’s present failures.

Shocking.

J Edgar Hoover

Poor Rudy.

Didn't he make it to Rehab?

Rejection doesn't discourage the gnome.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

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

Fake news cannot even get celebrity new straignt. NYT labels this guy as Kevin Spacey. It's Christopher Plummer!

henry

That dress looks like bad hotel carpeting.

narcisocenfl

Not if you known Hilton he was the mouthpiece for deepstate operators like Powell factotum and borderline 9/11 denialist Lawrence wilkerson while at gq

That little colloquy earned lopez a visit from the security services and a severe beating.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The weird spawn of one of their own long time nerd perv legends outs the fat, grizzled, wonky eyed king of the pervs and the beetles and pill bugs begin scurrying about from under ther own rocks and now the enabling scum who winked at it for fifty years or more are going to crank the sanctimony up to eleventy to give the rest of us who already knew they're all scum a lecture on moar prog cowbell.
No. Thanks.

Porchlight

Haha, go Rudy. Now do not apologize.

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Chuck Todd: Mueller Indictment Contradicts McDonough’s Claim That Obama’s Warning to Putin Was ‘Impactful’

NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday pushed back against Barack Obama's former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough for his claim that Obama's warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin over election meddling was "impactful."

Todd asked McDonough about Sen. Mark Warner's (D., Va.) comment last July, acknowledging the Obama administration "choked" in its handling of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"It became very clear to us what the Russians' intentions were, so we took a series of pain-staking steps, including the president directly confronting President Putin, us going to Congress to press them to work with us to make sure that the states were doing everything they could to protect the sanctity of every American's vote," McDonough said.

He said he believes the discussion between Obama and Putin was "very impactful," adding that some of the things they feared Russia would do, it didn't do.

Todd then played a clip of Obama from December 2016, recalling his direct conversation with Putin in September 2016 at the Group of 20 meeting in Hangzhou, China.

"I felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out… and in fact we did not see further tampering of the election process," Obama said.

Todd pushed back against this claim and said that based on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's recent indictment of the Internet Research Agency, Obama's claim is "not true."

"We now know that that is not true. We know the troll farms were working, particularly there are specific references to October 16 of 2016, November 3," Todd said. "At the time they were putting the troll farms in Russia pushing and encouraging U.S. minority groups not to vote, things like that."

Troll farms. These people have completely lost it.

Porchlight

Ext,

This is the only solution their brains can accept. Why did she lose to this clown? Surely it must be outside influence, preferably illegal.

J Edgar Hoover

Trumps better cuz he's done nothing to address the issue...that's your logic?

Sanctions on Russia?

Cyberwar with China and Russia?

Trump is so good.

lyle

Didn’t Ellen use to be a dude? 😎

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Adam Rippon's outfit for the Oscars, which the New York Post says looks like it belongs in a sex dungeon:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXfGkljX4AAa_bC.jpg

I don't know who Adam Rippon is.

lyle

Is killfile available on iPad?

JimNorCal

Maxine Waters: I heard Trump wasn't even funny.

Deplorable Don Surber begs to differ:
http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/03/nobody-does-self-deprecating-humor.html
You, the New York Times are an icon. I’m a New York icon, you’re a New York icon, and the only difference is, I still own my buildings.
This might be the most fun I’ve had since watching your faces on election night.
I have to tell you, in preparation, I did what any good late night comic would do these days. I called Chuck Schumer and I asked him for some talking points.

Lots more

GUS

Obama is a beta. He's tough as a twinkie.

lyle

I’d settle for nuking the troll’s lair under his rock. Just to be sure...

J Edgar Hoover

I mean, c'mon Ex.

Fashion something...but make it real.

Extraneus

Who the hell is Adam Rippon? Is he one of our betters?

(I ask because I only recognize 3 people from that "celebrity" pic I posted earlier, and I forget one of their names.)

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