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March 23, 2018

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gentlejim

Morning...

Buckeye

Bet the press spends most of the day apoplectic over Bolton.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

Totally agree. Buzzfeed had an article up titled "10 Times John Bolton Suggested Bombing."

I didn't even bother to look at it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dAcxXvay-U

Repeated link from end of last thread.

President Trump does a sit-down interview with Charlie Kirk for the Generation Next event. Runs about 20 minutes. Speaks without notes and is well worth watching.

Buckeye

TM

You are implying that it is Trump's fault his appointments are stalled in Congress, and it will take forever to get Pompeo through?

Blame your neighbors and other like minded [redacted].

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/977020223017668613

International connections involved in the dossier and other efforts to attack Trump, including M-16 and the BBC.

This guy does a lot of research and documents everything.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/22/barack-michelle-obama-rally-behind-student-march-gun-control/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is the same thread as at 7:44 but in formatted (unrolled) form, making it easier to read:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/977020202633302016.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/17/hunter-biden-drug-test/17427857/

Failed drug test and discharged from Navy. Cocaine.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/22/mcmaster-think-tank-iiss/

How could McMaster have worked as a consultant to a foreign think tank while he was a general? I am just mystified at this story.

Threadkiller

Praying for your wife, SBW.

clarice feldman

Best wishes, DBw

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
4m4 minutes ago

Today at the WH: Pres has meeting with DefSec Mattis, @SecNielsen and DepSecState John Sullivan. No press.
This afternoon Pres and Mrs Trump depart for weekend at Mar-a-Lago. It's @POTUS 15th visit, 58 days to date,
===================================

Knoller always likes to let us know about the time spent at Mar-a-Lago. I don't remember him keeping track of time Obama spent in Hollywood or other vacation spots.

clarice feldman

*SBw*

rse

Or the separate jets the obamas would use to get them there within hours of each other.

best wishes sbw and i hope the treatments are helpful.

porch-i made lamb shanks wednesday night for dinner. I just brown them all over after salting and then put in a chopped onion in a dutch oven with a liquid that is one part red wine vinegar to two parts chicken broth as needed to braise at 275 for about 3 hours.

The lamb comes right off the bone and does well with baked potato where the meat and sauce can go inside or oven roasted garlic potatoes where it can create a kind of hash.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

DACA was abandoned by the Democrats. Very unfair to them! Would have been tied to desperately needed Wall.

Threadkiller

When does Trump sign the multidimensional omnibus? It passed the Senate last night.

Part of Limbaugh's reasoning that this is an establishment trap is the silence of the nevertrumpers. As they say in the B movies, "quiet... too quiet."

If Trump does the right thing and vetoes this disaster, how quickly will 4D "he negotiated and got what he wanted" be replaced with 4D "he tricked the media and did what what we expected?"

henry

A good summary of the DNC "hack" by "Guccifer2.0." It was a guy at OFA then Bright Blue Data. As in Russian hacking a total fabrication.


https://twitter.com/Noncon49285/status/977160162518687745

Porchlight

Best wishes, sbw. Please keep us posted.

Porchlight

That sounds delicious, rse. My mom braised them too.

Threadkiller

GIVE ME YOUR DREAMERS

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-03-21.html

Davod

The Obamites are replaying the 1966 youth revolution. One of the Obama's will make a play for president in 2020.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This got retweeted - I don't follow her:

Andrea Mitchell
‏Verified account @mitchellreports

#HR McMaster gets a sustained spontaneous standing ovation when given shoutout tonight from Jeb Bush, speaking to US- Saudi dinner in DC honoring McCain and Bush 41 in absentia and attended by Saudi Crown Prince. Talk of the dinner: the big change at national security

JimNorCal

Did Buckeye ever finish his ossu buca story? Who was the big copper kettle brewer in Belgium?

Why does TM think the Iran Deal is a good thing?

Regarding Citi wanting to restrict financial transactions involving guns I posted an interesting factoid at the end of last thread. Citi signed onto an amicus brief supporting gay activists over Christian bakers.
So go bake that gay wedding cake, Citi!

henry

Food for thought... Baker polling ahead in MA.

https://politicalwire.com/2018/03/23/baker-running-way-ahead-in-massachusetts/

Marlene

Thinking of Mrs. sbw. Good morning JOM.

middyfeek

When we had a Sec. of State did it matter? Mrs. Clinton was Sec. of State and she, left to her own devices, couldn't run a hot dog stand.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://pagesix.com/2018/03/22/bet-boots-journalist-from-michelle-obama-conference/

This is really funny, because it's Robin Givhan of the Washington Post (she who waxed eloquent over Michelle Obama's fashion sense for 8 years) kicked out by BET.

A couple of quotes:

Writer Jamilah Lemieux posted, “This is a complete violation of journalistic ethics and Black girl code,” while other journalists defended Givhan.

BET spokesperson: "She was made aware that it was an intimate conversation in a sacred space of sisterhood and fellowship.”

sbwaters

To those interested, the bone marrow creates random antibodies to attack outside invaders. All of them run a gauntlet. Those that recognize your own body are not let into the bloodstream. In my wife’s case, one snuck out.

That IGg antibody attacks Aquaporin 4, the protein that lets water in and out of the myelin cells that sheath nerves. No sheath and the nerves stop working. NMO antibodies attack either the spinal cord (our case) or the optic nerve.

Our job is to tone down the immune response for the next 7-10 years until scientists figure out the key pattern (of 100,000?) for that version of IGg. (Each has two keys sites). When we do, we create a cover to neutralize one or both sites (without compromising other activities) or take it out.

This pass we are filtering it out with plasma pherisis (like dialysis).

Otherwise, we are healthy. As a friend once said when faced with medical adversity, we are blessed and we are happy.

Muammar Gaddafi

It mattered.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Very Stable Genius Alert!

onald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m

I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

That is amazing that we both saw that at the same time. I honest to God laughed out loud!

Davod

Middyfeek:
"When we had a Sec. of State did it matter? Mrs. Clinton was Sec. of State and she, left to her own devices, couldn't run a hot dog stand"

The SoS is the president's representative. It is his, and other political appointees, job to make sure the president's policies are carried out.

The problem, in many cases, is the SoS accepts the State Department mandarins views and does not push ahead with the policies.

Tillerson's underhanded undermining of Trump's policies was particularly egregious.

henry

me too Miss M.

Threadkiller

It would have been too obvious to say "I am considering a veto because all my supporters that didn't roll on their backs for a belly rub demanded more from me."

narcisocenfl

I didn't know about the half Russian link, mcintyre has been following the category error of outfits like Shawn henry's crowdstrike as mentioned in the other thread, he operated in Romania so he should know better

The Infamous Ignatz

Thank you for explaining the problem, SB.
Praying for your wife.

clarice feldman

http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/22/mccabes-bogus-witch-hunt-of-jeff-sessions-confirms-worst-fears-about-fbi-doj-politicization/#disqus_thread

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

I suppose it would be too much for you to admit that there is a possibility of 4d chess.

That's all I have to say to you.

daddy on iPad

Good Morning and way behind but I like A'mom's take here:

So----putting this together this morning as I catch up---
at some leveql, women are all about alpha males. Not pajama boys.
The alphas have the dominant/good genes; can protect vulnerable women and infants and toddlers...

And alpha males are about strutting their stuff, at least now and then.
Showing a picture of Stormy back in the day---well, she certainly looks "healthy," like she could nurse a baby through a famine or two, and get your genes procreated.

So, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Posted by Anonamom


There you go. I think Anonamom's comment on women having a positive take on Trump probably having sex with a young good looking Stormy Danials is probably true. The Left worshipped JFK and Bill Clinton because of their daliances, not in spite of them. Its hypocritical now to pretend they're "shocked, shocked, that gambling has been going on at RicK:'s Cafe in Casablanca."

JimNorCal

I'm pretty sure we need a thread on bodice rippers, daddy, to get it all sorted out!

Threadkiller

4D chess is the new "epic."

Overused.

It is because a standard answer that replaces reality. Yesterday the 4D chess move was that Trump was getting what he wanted. Now it is the answer to him fighting out of a corner.

I suppose Mark Short and Mick Mulvanney are pleased with the pawn positions they took in yesterday 4D chess move. Remember? It went something like this "Trump has to show support so he can fund and not fund what he wants to after he gets the bill signed."

Today's Veto Talk 4D chess move costs Short and Mulvanney some credibility.

When I was a kid and my dad didn't want to invest any time explaining something to me he would say "it's magic!"

"Dad, how does the dishwasher work?"

"It's magic!"

This whole 4D for everything is boy crying wolf at its best. When he actually pulls a real 4D move, that isn't him just covering his ass, everyone's sides will be too numb to appreciate it.

Sometimes it isn't magic. Sometimes it is common sense. This bill pissed off more than 800,000 illegals and Trump needs to acknowledge that. So do his superfans.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I have to leave to take my son to work.

Somebody might keep an eye on that Rosenstein cybersecurity announcement at 10 AM.

I should be back in an hour.

clarice feldman

I think this is hilarious--When Pence is super clean he's a trotten Christianist prude and that's bad for women. when Clinton and JFK are whoring about, it's just a s gin of their charismatice masculinity. when a prostitute accuses Trump of having had sexual relations with her about 10 years ago, it's Bad Bad Bad and women should rise up in indignant fury. Maybe women voters are just having shiplash

Threadkiller

To clarify the last sentence: It pissed off more than some stupid group of 800,000 illegals.

henry

weren't all those modes in that 50 shades of whatever book? With whiplash being a major one? (note: I didn't read it).

Captain Hate

Slick was pictured surrounded by three porn stars and none of the pinch nosed scolds said a [Redacted for Lent] thing about it. And now they're supposed to gin up some outrage when the host of Vanderbilt Poofter 69 interviews Stormy Daniels on Sixty Unendurable Minutes?

At some point people with functioning cortexes will push back against the MFM dolts attempts at manipulation.

henry

All this last minute rush to pass bills brings bad stuff with it.

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Assembly Republicans offered a bill that Vos says would do in Wisconsin what Congress appears poised to do nationally: tap into a federal database to expand background checks to long guns. Information would be shared through the National Instant Criminal Background System Section (NICS) managed by the FBI.

http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2018/03/assembly-passes-expanded-background-checks-tax-relief-in-extraordinary-session/

JimNorCal

TK: 9:08
Yes, one suspects PDJT is more immediately concerned with rumblings in the base than a pure hearted regard for DREAMers. Though clearly he has genuine feelings for DACA people.

Sbw

Clarice, the media has no desire to parse.

It sees no benefit to promoting understanding.

Evidence? If it did, it would.

henry

Otherwise some good stuff here:

Among other reforms, the bill takes on the escalating costs of discovery, or the pre-trial, evidence-gathering process. The legislation updates and brings Wisconsin in line with federal civil code on discovery, disclosure, and class actions.

The bill would make Wisconsin one of the first states in the nation to bring transparency to litigation financing. These big bets on big litigation payouts are done in the shadows by law firms and investors who provide plaintiffs upfront cash in return for pushing potentially hefty-settlement lawsuits.

On yet another party-line vote, the Assembly passed legislation aimed at bringing statewide uniformity to employment law.

Captain Hate

Hmmmmm

WHOA... even Bob Corker supports a veto.

"Please do, Mr. President. I am just down the street and will bring you a pen. The spending levels without any offsets are grotesque"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 23, 2018 09:35 AM (O7MnT)

narcisocenfl

Dialing to eleven:

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/03/an-ear-for-wisconsin-supreme-court.html

I think Mcdougall comes off more demure, imho, but she has credibility issues

henry

link to Rosenstein (starts ~10:00)

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-deputy-ag-rosenstein-expected-to-make-major-cyber-law-enforcement-announcement

The Infamous Ignatz

--Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Assembly Republicans offered a bill that Vos says would do in Wisconsin what Congress appears poised to do nationally: tap into a federal database to expand background checks to long guns. Information would be shared through the National Instant Criminal Background System Section (NICS) managed by the FBI.--

That sentence makes no sense as it stands. Long guns are already subject to NICS checks nationwide, just as handguns are.

DJT

Not sure how I made it this far in life without TK as an advisor.

henry

Ig, I thought so... but Vos is chasing the Newfound Respect status and Chamber backing to replace Ryan when he steps down.

Extraneus

I'm with ABob about that DOJ response to the Goodlatte subpoena:

that’s just as likely a boilerplate response listing generically the types of info DOJ can’t/won’t turn over.

However, I did like the first response to the Pergram tweet. Can't figure out how to post it here, though.

Jane

Re: Williamson: First of all his thing is economics not politics.

His hatred for Trump, his disdain for Trump supporters, his general snobbishness towards those who don't agree with him, is now quite apparent.

Funny, I had cocktails and dinner with him last Fall, had a long conversation about Trump (his hate, my love) and he wasn't snobby or disdainful.

I'm sure you know better.

Jane

Fix it dammit!

narcisocenfl

Wait that can't be right


https://www.iea.org/geco/emissions/

Threadkiller

Fake DJT.

The real DJT has been relying on me for years.

henry

Rosy: indicting 9 dudes for stealing IP via hacking. Hacked for Iran.

The Infamous Ignatz

Jane, MM and I both stated explicitly Williamson may be just peachy in person, but if you can't see his snobby and snotty conceit and disdain in his writing then you aren't looking.

narcisocenfl

Yes despite all or mordors efforts, skydragons have been on the decrease.

daddy on iPad

OT,

Am just about to finish that book about the WW2 German Fight Pilot who in an unexpected act of humanity and herorism flew very close formation on the grievously wounded US B-17 Bomber, so that the German ground gunners along the north German coast wouldnt be able to shoot the plane down:

So in reading that and discussing passages in it with my copilot, he told me that his grandad was a glider pilot in WW2; did a number of flights into enemy territory, and then after basically crash landing his mission was to scurry as quick as possible back to friendly territory so he could do it again. Fascinating tales and he later showed me this Obituary of his granddad, a bit of which I'll paste here because I found this bit so interesting:

Albuquerque Journal - April 27, 2003

Lt. Col. Robert H. Price (USAF retired), 83, born October 20, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas, died April 23, 2003 in Chandler, Arizona. A Funeral Service will be held at the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2003 followed by an Interment Service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Mr. Price graduated from the University of Kansas in 1941 and spent the next 27 years in the Army Air Corps/U. S. Air Force, starting as a Glider Pilot in World War II where he earned distinction as the only Glider Pilot to destroy a German anti-aircraft gun emplacement by landing his glider on top of the gunpit while it was attempting to shoot down other aircraft in his formation. He later transitioned to powered flight, piloting various Air Force aircraft to include a combat tour flying the B-26 aircraft in the Korean War. His military decorations include the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal...

Amazing.

joan

SBW: Praying that your wife be blessed with peace and strength as she goes through her healing. Same to you, too.

Davod

"Rosy: indicting 9 dudes for stealing IP via hacking. Hacked for Iran."

But. Iran is our friend.

henry

Rosy: Foreign Agencies they are working with....(SA).

Ooooh, and Qatar, I bet. (<-- from Chitown Lurker)

daddy on iPad

I hope Bolton still wants to lop the UN Building off above the 2nd Floor.

The Infamous Ignatz

TK's point seems pretty hard to dispute; Trump indicated he'd sign the monstrosity, then, after a hue and cry, said he's considering vetoing it.
Not sure it's a bad thing that he listens to his base. Pretty sure it's not.

narcisocenfl

Oh you betcha, this is what I say is really behind this, Mueller is dohas doberman, the Nader business makes it clear.

henry

All defendents still in Iran. A kibuki just like Mueller indicting a bunch of Russians.

narcisocenfl

Wonder if it's some of the same actors sprung by the Rhodes road show

henry

Good summary of announcement here:

https://twitter.com/MsTriaI/status/977186371935899649

narcisocenfl

She's gone into standup:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/trump-and-china-north-korea-iran-former-official-wendy-sherman.html

Captain Hate

Rod "I can be just as worthless as Mueller" Rosenstein.

narcisocenfl

Its like the weather now


https://mobile.twitter.com/rcallimachi/status/977156960943529987

James D.

The Obamites are replaying the 1966 youth revolution. One of the Obama's will make a play for president in 2020.

Would it be wrong to hope that it ends the same way for Michelle as it did in 1968?

narcisocenfl

He wants the release of salah, the one the Belgian police failed to raid

James D.

Funny, I had cocktails and dinner with him last Fall, had a long conversation about Trump (his hate, my love) and he wasn't snobby or disdainful.

I'm sure you know better.

Jane, I don’t know Williamson except by the image he puts forth in his writing. He’s a professional writer, so I have to assume that he knows what sort of image he is presenting, and that he’s doing so deliberately.

And the image he has been presenting for the past 2 years is that of a sneering, snobbish jerk who absolutely despises the President, his supporters, and everyone whom he considers genera him, which based on
his columns is pretty much everyone.

If he doesn’t want me to think that, he has the power to change it by not presenting himself that way in his writings.

James D.

“beneath him”

The Infamous Ignatz

Spengler;
Uber's death car and the cracks in liberal culture.

RattlerGator

If Trump does the right thing and vetoes this disaster, how quickly will 4D "he negotiated and got what he wanted" be replaced with 4D "he tricked the media and did what what we expected?"

Posted by: Threadkiller | March 23, 2018 at 08:32 AM

The better bet, TK, and the better take (in fact) is as it has been since the election: follow the lead of Donald Trump.

I highly doubt this is an OOPS, Y'ALL ARE MAD SO I'VE CHANGED MY MIND situation. We shall see how this ends up, and whether there is some strategery involved. Some faking of the funk thrown in with some magnificent bait.

Arguing for strategery is his consistent and constant focus on DACA, likely because he sees it as a bigtime weakness of the Democrats and their preferred midterm strategy. Much like Sessions' recusal denying a narrative the Democrats DESPERATELY WANTED TO FLOG . . . surely you can see the same thing in play here.

It's hard to see how this can be seen as anything but a brilliant political play that threatens his adversaries in both political parties.

Correct?

narcisocenfl

You know claudius is portrayed unfavorably by graves two sources, tacitus and Cassius dio you knew they were roman senators.

henry

RG, send me some of whatever you are smoking. ;)

Threadkiller

I highly doubt this is an OOPS, Y'ALL ARE MAD SO I'VE CHANGED MY MIND situation.

And I find it hard to believe that he would have said anything if all he had was a complacent fan base.

There are float drivers and flag wavers in this parade. I'll do my best to keep us on the path.

narcisocenfl

Apparently there's an incident in ghent not unlike what happened in Vienna two weeks ago.

JimNorCal

Any experts on Social Security? To find stuff out do I just call and get on the 8 hour hold time queue?

Mrs NorCal says she heard it was possible to retire early at, say, 62 and get 1/2 payment of spouse's SocSec (that would be a check for one half of my monthly) then at 65 switch over and get a full payment from her own SocSec earnings.

But now, she said, she's heard that was disallowed. The switchover part is no longer allowed.

Captain Hate

https://mobile.twitter.com/jennajameson/status/976905962618470400

narcisocenfl

Didn't some one hand them a biography of berlusconi, good grief they are professional idiots.

The Infamous Ignatz

Guess I'm going to have to quit Firefox. Every time I open a new window they have three bespoke, curated links at the top of the page that they seem to think, spuriously, I might enjoy reading. I don't recall offhand a single conservative or libertarian link.
I do however recall several like today's link to some joint pretentiously named Aeon.
Today's curation?
Communism really wasn't that bad once you separate the theft from the mountain of corpses. Just in case it isn't clear the theft was the not so bad part.

That link also led me to a celebration of A future just, green and free, under a tree named Karl Marx, which is just as romantically and nostalgically awful as it sounds and a celebration of;

Ottoman sexual practices in which we learn a system wherein men were viewed as superior to the other two genders, women and boys [yeah, you read that right], who were the objects of the men's demands was really pretty damned enlightened and can teach us much about how repressive our Western system is.

F Firefox.

narcisocenfl

The outfit that decided its founder was doubleunplusgood, the last straw was some nasty malware that popped up through their firewall.

The Infamous Ignatz

Is there never a situation that can be acknowledged as Trump just changing his mind rather than a devastatingly brilliant plan conceived in a manner that would make Ernst Blofeld envious?

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

So don't read him Iggy, and don't accuse him of things you know nothing about - like being a liberal, or disdainful, because you don't have a clue. We've been thru this before. It's like me declaring your brother is the nicest guy in the world.

henry

City of Atlanta hit by ransomware.

http://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/local/cyberattack-hits-atlanta-computers-everyone-who-has-done-business-with-city-may-be-at-risk/85-530947288

Extraneus

I like Chrome, Ig, except for the fact that it's Google and wants you to sign in, thereby tracking you. Vivaldi is based on the same software, and supports Chrome extensions (such as Killfile). Unfortunately, one of my favorite extensions doesn't work right in Vivaldi, but you might like it. Fast and customizable.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

This made me laugh referring to Stormy Daniels

Release the Mounds!

Extraneus

Just checked Vivaldi for updates and installed a new update. First screen that comes up:

Private Windows, now more private

With this update we’re making Private Windows more private through a new collaboration with DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you.

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