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May 14, 2018

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Tom R

I've said it before, but Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full was one of the greatest books I've ever read

I enjoyed that novel as well. Whenever I drive thru Atlanta now I think about all the massive real estate growth that has occurred there since the book was written. The protagonist just had really bad timing.

When I deployed to Desert Shield we had limited space to bring non-essential items. I stuffed as many books as I could into the side pockets in my BDU pants. Bonfire of the Vanities was one of the books I took with me and since it was pretty thick I was hoping it would last me a long time. I enjoyed it so much I ended up binge reading it in less than a week. At night I would lay in my cot and read it with my flashlight.

Texas Liberty Gal

Could someone explain the Science behind this...

https://www.abc15.com/news/data/yanny-or-laurel-what-do-you-hear-in-this-audio-recording

One son and I hear Yanny, hubby and other son hear Laurel.

Crazy

narciso

Well i didn't find the protagonist that compelling. I Charlotte Simmons was more so in the atmosphere we would have thought extravagant but sadly was understated.

daddy

JiB, you are a steely eyed rocket man, sir!.

Number 1 was the margarita at The Happy Mexican in Memphis, not Cambridge, where I composed that Quiz, but you were on the money on 2-9.
2. Hawai'i LuLu's, Waikiki
3. Sydney The Lord Nelson Pub
4. China (View of Hong Kong from Mortons Steak House Bar on Kowloon---excellent Martini's)
5. Taipei The Malibu West, Taipei. Chef William pictured.
6. Narita
6b. Terry Bradshaw in Narita
(My fav Bar and fav bar-dog, "Inop"!)
7. Shanghai Excellent sleuthing!
8. Tokyo We've got tix in the 'nosebleed' section to a BaseBall Game on our Osaka layover.
9. Seoul On the money, Sir!

Pinandpuller

Pin, TOPSIDERS?? Are you JUDGE SMAILS??

Posted by: GUS | May 15, 2018 at 09:45 PM

I was a popped collar preppie.

GUS

Yes Clarice, if he was given immunity for leaking the "MEMO'S" thru his fake FBI and now personal attorney for the purpose of getting MUELLER the gig.

Why did MUELLER then not recuse himself, rather than reward COMEY for creating the Special Counsel and Mueller?

SWAMP on SWAMP on SWAMP

Pinandpuller

WHY COMEY WOULD NEED IMMUNITY???

Immunity from WHAT???

Posted by: GUS | May 15, 2018 at 11:09 PM

Vince Foster's Disease.

GUS

Tom R, where do you live.

GUS

Pin, not to restart an earlier skirmish, but.....JUDGE SMAILS yacht was THE WASP.
The Flying WASP.

daddy

Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) just told Tucker that he believes Mueller has probably given immunity to Jim Comey.

Tucker startled.

Rokita is pushing a Bill to order Muller to give Congress a full report on the Investigations Status within 30 days.

Pinandpuller


Interesting on the season finale of ncis New Orleans the villain was a Washington suit a no 3 at justice. Who seems to use every tool beginning with blackmail.

Posted by: narciso | May 15, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Scott Bakula is still dreamy. I wonder what he did to his voice.

I was reading that Jason Beghe was in a car wreck and while he was intubated he kept pulling it out which gave him that gravelly voice. Oh, and he's a former Scientologist so good on him for that.

Pinandpuller

Episcopalians and Scientologists. The heck with you guys.

GUS

Pin, even the VINCE FOSTER thing..... the CLINTON'S raided his office, as he lay dead in Ft Marcy Park, the CLINTONS peeps, raid FOSTERS office, and do DAMAGE CONTROL. Sick power hungry meglomaniacs.
Whether you buy a ARKANCIDE thing or not.
The CLINTONS are evil.

narciso

No you're confusing him with his character in monkeyshines that was nearly 30 years ago.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Scott Bakula is still dreamy. I wonder what he did to his voice.--

Wait. You're not a dude?
At least I hope you're not.

GUS

Pin, my dear MRS, saw what was being discussed here tonight,and she brought up the SCIENTOLOGY thingy.

CULT. No other way to put it. If I am offending any of our fellow JOMers'. I apologize.

Scientology is a CULT.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The wallpaper on Bing today was the Valerie Jarret family in its natural habitat.

GUS

How is Narciso able to be understood, when he says Scott Bakula is "dreamy"??

I smell a rat.

GUS

Ig, are those FERRETS??? Again, I smell RAT.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Rock Hyraxes, GUS.

GUS

So what year is the IG report supposed to be released in? Sessions has caused MOST of this.
Rosenstein, is NOT a WHITE HAT.

A rule to live by. Never surrender to your opponents RULES. Never put down your gun, before the CRIMINALS do.

GUS

Oh the ROCK BADGER!!! ON WISCONSIN.

narciso

I went straight to the monkey movie, Gus,

Now the villain was played by one of the players on melrose place if that's strange enough. The hackers discover his evil plot by breaking into his computer,

Pinandpuller

Posted by: daddy | May 15, 2018 at 11:48 PM

That Mexican is happy he's not on the AR side of the Grand Rio. Do you know where Hurricane Mills or Grinder's Switch is? I live close to that. Loretta Lynn has a ranch at HM. GS is Sara Cannon's "Home Town".

Pearl drew much of her comic material from her hometown of Centerville, which she called Grinders Switch. Grinders Switch was a community just outside Centerville that consisted of little more than a railroad switch. Those who knew her recognized that the characters were largely based on actual Centerville residents. So much traffic resulted from fans and tourists looking for Grinders Switch that the Hickman County Highway Department eventually changed the designation on the "Grinders Switch" road sign to "Hickman Springs Road".
https://youtu.be/tEKMED-_2QQ In honor of WJOM here's CDB
GUS

IG report, not IGNATZ report.

Pinandpuller

I said SB is dreamy, no homo. Just fact.

narciso

Waiting for horowitz might take as long as ant mAN and the wasp to arrive

GUS

Narciso, there is only 1 MONKEY movie.

"TAKE YOUR STINKIN PAWS OFF ME, YOU DAMNED DIRTY APE"

Pinandpuller

Eighty something year old Charlie Daniels is giving James Woods a good run for his money on Twitter. This I can tell you.

GUS

Pin, you are quite energetic, and are creating your own JOM legend. BUT..... this SCOTT BAKULA thing............
"dreamy".

NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT PIN......

Pinandpuller

How about Roy Acuff, Boxcar Willy and Charlie Daniels The Wabash Cannonball? https://youtu.be/QIWI8qeEI8s

Pinandpuller

So GUS, what you're saying is you've never been in a Thai bar at closing time?

Pinandpuller

HAHA! It was a trick question!

Thai bars never close!

JK. I don't know. Their ABC departments may be more laid back than the states.

narciso


Its like congi city never won the fa cup

https://mobile.twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/996537538855751680?p=v

daddy

we gon't know if he's been granted immunity, but if it came at the meeting they had when he was fired, I can't imagine it covers more than his leaking of clasified information.

Clarice,

Let's assume Comey was given immunity for leaking Classified info. But then since he goes on TV and tells the world he did not break the Law when he leaked that info, does that in some way then nullify the immunity since he claims he did nothing illegal? Why would he need immunity if he didn't do a crime?

jim nj

Buckeye,

Are you sure she came in 1703, 1709-10.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Palatines

Up to then it was the single largest immigration to the colonies. Very interesting story.

Hank Jones, the actor, has written several genealogy books on the Palatines, bio from IMDB below

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428191/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

narciso

Well when you put it that way:

https://mobile.twitter.com/thealexvanness/status/996197424476622848?p=v

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Oops.
Guess I should have confined my comments to HCOAB today.

GUS

Pin, I just read a story that bitched about
Americans paying 4.4 billion more in April for sPETROL.
THE U.S. TREASURY had a $214,000,000,000 tax SURPLUS in APRIL. The largest in HISTORY.

Has THIS been reported??????????????????

$214 billion dollar surplus. TWO HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN BILLLLLION DOLLAR SURPLUSS.

Pinandpuller

GUS

Wow you write your comments with stricter standards than NBC News.

Pinandpuller

PETROL???? What a bunch of wankers.

Pinandpuller

GUS, did you just make Michael Fassbender's classic Inglorious Basterds mistake?

narciso

One thing I didn't get about mad max the original the new one is too much of a freak show, anyways in the into to the road warrior they had the crisis began because of a war in the muddle east that went nuxlaer, apparently Australia waxnot heavily effected and where did they get the fuel to get the ships to australiA

GUS

Pin, my brother, you are lettin' it all hang out.

I love you being here on JOM. You are a great add to. I mean it.

Pinandpuller

Once I unlocked DaGUS CODE it all fell into place.

GUS

Daddy, the fact that we actually have to consider COMEY getting some sort of IMMUNITY after being fired, after LEAKING MEMO'S, and after claiming the GUY he LEAKED to, and who in turn leaked to the NY SLIMES is way way way beyond anything we've witnessed in our lives.
If MUELLER gave IMMUNITY to COMEY, this makes GERALD FORD'S ...NIXON pardon seeem INNOCENT.

GUS

Damn you PIN, you've broken the code. BLETCHLEY PARK material..... YOU ARE!!!!

Pinandpuller

The power is out all over West Nashville except for right here. There's a dude who looks just like Lil' Jon who's been asking for money or God knows what all week. He's got sunglasses on which is helpful. As I sprint to the car I'm ready to respond:


WHAT!!!???

GUS

Hey Pin, I love visiting NASHVILLE, but as a GUITAR FIEND, it is painful to see ..WHAT I CAN'T HAVE.

Much like a strip club.

GUS

Fox News has reported that Richman, who works at Columbia University, previously worked as a “special government employee” for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis. The lawmakers said they wanted more information on that arrangement.

"I don't do WEASEL MOVES"

daddy

Well Comey is supposed to testify behind closed doors to the Senate Intel Committee today, along with Brennen and I think Clapper, so I hope someone demands to know if he has been given inmunity, by whom, and for what.

GUS

Daddy, it's just more diversion. The FULL COMMIE/DEEP STATE is not cooperating with THE TRUTH.
The COUP is collapsing, and there is no escape hatch for the CORRUPTION.

daddy

Reporter Jon Sullivan tells Hannity that he is confident that after Deripasha knew the FBI was investigating Russian Collusion, Deripasha alerted the Russians about the Witchhunt and and that then gave the Ruskies an opportunity to start feeding bum gouge to their sources to leak to the FBI Investigators.

Tom R

Tom R, where do you live.

Bama

GUS

Cool Tom. City?? Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile????

Alabama is beautiful.

GUS

Daddy, there WAS/IS no Russian Collusion to investigate.
Obama laughed at the idea that RUSSIA was even a threat or rival.
Rodham paid at least $12 million dollars to SLANDER and FRAME DJT. This is not in any dispute.
COLLUSION is not a CRIME, nor did it EVER OCCUR.
Rodham did make payments thru her campaign, THE DNC'S CASH and thru PERKINS COIE, that ended up in RUSSIAN operatives hands, and for a CLOWNISH RIDICULOUS FAKE DOSSIER, that McShitStain, Rodham and the MFM, tried to FRAME POTUS DJT with.
NO PISSING WITH HOOKER AT THE MOSCOW RITZ, no MICHAEL COHEN in PRAGUE. FUCKING NOTHING.

Yet we still go on and on and on and on, and STORMEY!!! And COHEN is trying to make CASH...........

It's a JOKE, anyone of AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE can see this.

daddy

Off to work, GUS. Bye!

GUS

Drive safely Daddy!!!!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Insomnia again.

VICTORY: Congratulations to Trump-endorsed @louforsenate for winning the Republican nomination for the US Senate, Pennsylvania!

Please donate to Lou Barletta's campaign here:https://t.co/Z9r4xp5V5C#PAPrimary #LouBarletta

— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 16, 2018
Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

I found that picture on Twitter:

For tablet users:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdSgUC5V4AAshwn.jpg

GUS

Oh yes,,, "Richman, who works at Columbia University, previously worked as a “special government employee” for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis. ""
""Those talking points attempted to compare and contrast Clinton's use of an unsecured personal server exclusively for government business with the case of retired Gen. David Petraeus, who shared classified information with his biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell, as well as the case brought against the late Sandy Berger. The former national security adviser under President Clinton pleaded guilty to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives. ""

CYA. Here is why I was a corrupt AGENT of RODHAM...... because other corrupt peeps got away with it,

AND.... this guy is also COMEY'S personal attorney,


LOCK THIS FUCKER UP.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Above picture was from the police memorial service yesterday. The lady is the grandmother of a NYPD detective killed in the line of duty.

jim nj

Looked at that article on Econ 101 textbooks. Economics is easy for some people, more difficult for others.

The standard model is intuitive, most of it is just commonsense.

So why muck it up with the exceptions when the basics will do. And be easier to understand.

When I was studying it back in the 80's many economics professors were still in thrall with Keynesian theory. I wasn't. I also thought that Marx was wrong. In no way was Economics a righty endeavor. If anything, it had a twinge of lefty thinking.

Ceteris paribus is used so often in Economics. It's a Latin phrase that translates approximately to "holding other things constant" and is usually rendered in English as "all other things being equal".

Anytime you see that phrase, you know you're not working in the real world. Economic models, just like climate models, are simplified cartoons of reality.

Behavioral Economics is fun when you stop assuming that people are knowledgeable and rational, but it gets into psychology, so some results are iffy and can suffer from design bias.

Econometrics, dealing with large data sets and computer models is also fun.

But when an economist claims that you can raise the minimum wage by a large margin without inducing unemployment, you know you're dealing with an idiot, whatever his/her credentials are.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here's another picture from the same event:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdSGDSjVwAAb6VH.jpg

jim nj

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/comedy-establishment-liberal-slant-may-help-republicans/

Ben Shapiro with an interesting take.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jim nj,

That is an interesting article, although Shapiro is often pretty annoying to me.

Building on what we were discussing yesterday, the Left has taken over everything cultural: Hollywood, music, universities, new outlets, even the mainline church denominations.

Now while you can go to a splinter church or start a new one, and you can sign your kid up with Hillsdale if you have the money, we are pretty much stuck with the rest of it unless we take active steps to get away.

jim nj

http://www.hughhewitt.com/who-did-you-vote-for/

John Schroeder with a short essay on Trump voters. Interesting.

jim nj

Yes, MM

Between Ben Shapiro's essay and John Schroeder's essay it's easy to see that people who voted for Trump felt like they were voting for themselves. They rebelled. As is our right.

Pinandpuller

WJOM Delta Blues Checking In

Paul Thorn It's a great day to whup somebody's ass https://youtu.be/iPM1ifkOQ9s

GUS

Jim nj, we've entered a new world.
LIB COMMIES are even today screeeching how TAX CUTS don't work, OR THAT, businesses were going to do this stuff anyway, OR that OBAMA'S economy is just turning the corner, OR......it's CRUMBS, or it doesn't help THE PEOPLE, or it's for the RICH or or or or....
THE TAX SURPLUS from APRIL was 214 MILLION DOLLARS MORE than the MONEY SPENT. The TAX REVENUE COLLECTED in APRIL was the highest number in HISTORY. UNPOSSIBLE. Every MARXIST/COMMIE/LIBERAL and IDIOT alive, tells us that reducing tax rates, reduces tax receipts.
PUPPY COCK. Money in the hands of the PUBLIC, creates a bigger, stronger economy, where dollars are shared and spent, and widely expands the ECONOMY, meaning more activity means more taxes of every sort.
APRIL 2018 brought in OVER $214,000,000,000.00 to the U.S. TREASURY.

I thought you COMMIES WANTED more money in the GUBMINT

Pinandpuller

WJOM Delta Blues Edition

Mrs Garth Brooks Wrong Side of Memphis https://youtu.be/4Zu2OAIYMDk

This afternoon some yahoos were pushing a dollar store buggy with a sign hung on the side made from a re-purposed kite that said something like "Need Money to get to MemFis" SMH.

GUS

Raising the minimum wage, does not create more SALES, nor more PROFITS, nor more EMPLOYMENT.

This CRAP is the nonsense that STUPID MORONIC politicians and academics spew. They have no IDEA what they are jabbering about. But they have MORONS, willing to listen.
COMMUNISM always ends, with the ENTIRE POPULACE with LESS of EVERYTHING.......except for MISERY.

jim nj

People were left to feel powerless from the ongoing assault of the left. And did the only thing they could do, they took a chance on Trump and voted for him.

I think Trump and Trump supporters will do well in the mid-terms. We have seen the Promised Land and we want to get there.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jim nj,

I think so, too.

Now, I am going to try to go back to sleep.

Pinandpuller

Elvis mashed songs together like peanut butter and bananas: Little Sister/Get Back https://youtu.be/8WiVzo2iJ8M

GUS

Miss M, the great CULTURAL shift that we are witnessing, is a result of AYERS-ESQUE institutional creep. Less work ethic, more PROPAGANDA ethic, less moral values, shared common mores, MORE.....ME, MINE, GIMMMEEE, I WANT, no responsibility. The other factor is.....THOSE WHO ARE MALEABLE and willing to listen to the FREE RIDE, FREE SHIT ARMY STUFFFFFFF........WERE NOT RAISED by STRICT LOVING......Mom's and Dad's.

Challenge your children, teach them right from wrong, make them work thru their emotions and moral values.....discuss and impart all of the sexual, moral, cultural, educational, political and PATRIOTIC values, from which YOU came.

I have only one son. 17. He is ready, and even tonight we chatted about issues, that a FATHER can impart to a son.

Good Lord, I miss my Dad. Up until he died suddenly, I often told him about the things he taught me, or that I learned from him. HE WAS a great Father to me.

GUS

Pin my band plays Lil Sister.

Pinandpuller

Was that a Gretch he was playing GUS?

OK guys I have a question and I want you to be totally honest:

How many of you thought Bob Seger was singing,"They do respect her butt."

jim nj

https://madgeniusclub.com/2018/05/15/it-is-time-to-fight-back/

And people are fighting back in the realm of comics, sci-fi and gaming. SJW types seek to ban people they disagree with, and pressure convention organizers to remove them from panels. True fans fight back with their dollars.

GUS

Pin, you know what, I didn't pay enough attention.
I believe E was playing a GIBSON. I own numerous Gibbies, and I own a couple nice Gretsch's.
As for BOB SEGER........the line is "they do respect her BUT....(ONE T), they LLLLLLLLLLOVE to watch her STRUT.
Bob Seger is a TREASURE. He was not a hippie rocker, and he wasn't a ACID rocker. He was almost the ORIGINAL LittLe Johnny Cougar Mellencamp. He sang and told stories, and he had a BAND.
ANN ARBOR if I'm not mistaken.

Pinandpuller

GUS

It maybe a leap but I think Elvis was a lot like Dr William Halsted. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/health/27zuger.html

Pinandpuller

GUS

Commies love North Sea Oil. Drill Baby, Drill!!!

Pinandpuller

GUS

Do you at least wear short pants when you play your SG?

GUS

Pin, I went back and looked. Elvis was indeed playing a GRETSCH. His playing had no bearing on the song, rather his guitar was a prop for him.
That version and the follow up Beatles, was very very poor Elvis performance. Not to be critical.
The little sister portion, was sort of cool.
Telecaster cool guitar.

jim nj

https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/15/why-trump-is-a-president-like-no-other/

VDH discussing Conrad Black's new book on Trump. Worth reading.

Pinandpuller

Well daddy inspired one more going out to Jim Comey.

Volume warning. Seriously, cut it back preemptively https://youtu.be/iyoPaVxMyWY

GUS

Pin, I've enjoyed your discourse and conversation, but you are a little bit "loose" at the moment.
North Sea oil, is mostly ABERDEEN AREA. I hope that COMMIES have not infiltrated a GOOD THING.
As for wearing SHORT PANTS. I own 3 SG's and a 1275 DOUBLENECK. I cannot recall wearing SHORTS whilst playing the SG. May have happened, but, not to my knowledge. If it would make you complete, I'll wear shorts and get some pics, with me and an SG soon.

Pinandpuller

Lol. What about Norway though?

GUS

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.......

Pinandpuller

I'm home now so it's ok to be fast, loose and all over the road. You've been places and seen things I haven't and I'm happy to be corrected on my NBC level omissions or deletions.

I was exaggerating a bit too on look for the Commie Label.

In general though the Northern European countries benefit from us...US...footing a lot of the military burden and from resource exploitation. That's more my overall point.

Plus I'm close to half Scottish and Welsh myself so I'm not looking to slur muh people.

I just haven't figured out why the heck you're up right now.

Pinandpuller

I'm going to say without cheating...Rubber Soul.

My mom had a bunch of Beatles 45's and Beach Boys and Jan and Dean 33's. That's mostly what I grew up on. And Henry Mancini I guess. Pink Panther soundtracks. My friends and I loved this one https://youtu.be/4S65VEV4v_U

My dad liked Rod McKuen but he was pretty gay, right? I mean, full blown gay. I mean RM not my dad.

GUS

Pin, I am 100% Irish by blood. I am 50% Scottish, and 50% American by heritage.
Both of my parents are buried at ARLINGTON.
Pin, I've enjoyed razzing and discourse with you for the last couple weeks.
You are making me wonder about your motives now.
It'a up to you, if you'd like to share or explain.
Ok?

Pinandpuller

Pin, I've enjoyed razzing and discourse with you for the last couple weeks.
You are making me wonder about your motives now.
It'a up to you, if you'd like to share or explain.
Ok?

Posted by: GUS | May 16, 2018 at 03:49 AM

Fun and Frivolity. Continuous Improvement. Lifelong Learning.

GUS

I played the PINK PANTHER THEME in a band when I was young.

jim nj

https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/russia-inducts-its-own-carrier-killer-missile-and-its-more-dangerous-than-chinas/

Am I stupid to be worried about this, or should I point out that taking down an American Aircraft Carrier is an even stupider idea.

Apparently this missile is so fast and powerful that we don't have a defense against it. Really! How about we sink the rest of your fleet one day later and reduce you to a land power only.

GUS

We defend ourselves all the time.

GUS

Jim nj,
We have to be on guard. No one else will be.

jim nj

Yo GUS, you hated Pin when he showed up and I told you to chill. Now you're best buddies? I offer sound advice, right?

GUS

Of course you do Jim Nj. But be aware and cautious my brother. Ok?

GUS

Jim, I didn't HATE PIN.....

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