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July 19, 2018





Sorry! Een!

Old Lurker

Mom on the other thread commented on "catching up" on thousands of comments and how in doing that, many comments fall through the cracks and therefore having a link repeated once or twice is a feature, not a bug.

My long reply was:


It has occurred to me of late that most of all of our posts, even when we learn a new tidbit or two, and even when one of us offers an insightful or clever analysis...that we are stuck in a twilight zone where both sides are spiraling downward stuck on the memes of each side.

And nothing ever changes. The Swamp has not been drained nor the Constitution restored, Trump has not been impeached and Constitutional sinners have not been punished. Personally my feelings for most on the left is now solidly in the "hate" range, and obviously they think the same of me and my friends.

And here we are for the umpteenth time hoping that the NEXT election will lead to our salvation.

By now we know each other so well that it is very easy to just skim lightly through the posts since we know very well what each of us thinks about most things. (Like the old joke about prisoners shouting out the number for each joke to save time since none of them have any new jokes to offer up.)

It occurred to me the other day that JOM is sort of like the community post office here in my village on Nantucket. Our village does not have and will never agree to home delivery of US Mail because for way more than 100 years, going to the PO Box is how we stay in tough with our neighbors, and especially in winter when there are so few inhabitants, the Post Office is where neighbors perform "wellness checks" on the other winter residents. Just ask the Post Mistress if Sally has come in yet today, etc.

Thus it is, I am finding, with JOM, as we drift through the Twightlight Zone wondering what the hell is to become of us and our country.

My ramble for the day, long long before cocktail hour.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


A pretty important piece of news which didn't get covered due to the Russia hysteria.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Captain Hate

Is today the day Sleepy Jeff justifies all the blind faith his tireless shills have invested in that codger?

Magic eightball says HAHAHAHA.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Tucker Carlson has a new book coming out this fall:



Three people will be airlifted to area hospitals after a small explosion Thursday at Letterkenny Army Depot in southern Pennsylvania, according to the Franklin County Office of Emergency Management.


Ralph L

We must be the caboose.
What an odd word.
Passengers will please refrain
from flushing toilets on the train
When the train is in the station
We encourage constipation

Learned that from my mother.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Two-part tweet:

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
20m20 minutes ago

The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear........

....proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems...but they can ALL be solved!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

It occurs to me that this Russia nonsense is exactly what they were going to do with Trump after he LOST the election, only he wouldn't have access to the intelligence and we wouldn't have found out about the perfidy of people like McCabe, Comey, Brennan, Page, Strzok, etc.

Instead of facing a hostile press conference, he would have been dragged into a courtroom and they would have eaten him up with legal fees and (with a DC jury) convicted him and sent him to prison.

Since THAT didn't happen, I am hopeful that things will get solved.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

“Trump recognized Russian Meddling MANY TIMES” pic.twitter.com/T8MERS93wI

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018

Video at link.


Mueller is on thin ice? Don’t see how this altered image can be used as evidence since three months had expired and the DNC (Crowdstrike) admits it is not the same as the breached server. I will lay odds that the image provided by DNC had most of the data removed prior to the final copy was made for FBI.

Only a "forensic mirror" was supplied. If my understanding is correct this means that only the sections where the "hack" occurred are copied. Which means that it could come from any computer, not necessarily the DNC server or it could exclude other hacks which it may have contained.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


This is worth reading, as it gives a few more details about Page's testimony.

James D.

OL @ 9:31

I think there's a larger factor at work, outside of politics.

We don't really have a common culture anymore. I know that maybe we never truly did, but we certainly had more of one than we do today.

It's not just that we don't read the same news; we don't even learn the same history in school to begin with. We don't watch the same TV shows or movies.

Look at TV ratings over time. 20 years ago, the top rated shows commanded 30% or more of the viewing audience. Even if you didn't watch, you knew about the shows by osmosis; it was a shared touchstone. Today, the top rated shows are watched by 10% of the audience. That's a huge difference over time. I'm sure the same is true for music and movies.

It's not just that we can't talk to our hard-core Dem neighbor about politics because there's no common frame of reference or agreed-upon principles. We can't talk to him about ANYTHING, because there's NOTHING we share - no entertainment tastes, nothing in our education, nothing at all.

How we create some sort of common framework so we can at least communicate, I don't really know.

Captain Hate

You're right, Miss Marple; it was planned on being a Uniparty joint effort to keep any outsider off their turf forever. And it's what's being carried out against Manafort for the same reason.

Political parties are an extra Constitutional creation that citizens have gotten way too comfortable with thinking are a natural part of life. Like income taxes. And social security.


We do have a common culture here, though for some it's more guitar-centric than for others, some more foodie, some more international, some more historical--but we all want the same thing and like each other. Collectively, we aren't as funny as the Horde (they often hit CH's Don Rickles-level acrimony), but we are always amusing. And I learn things, like the Navy POW--thanks, daddy, a great story all the way through. So glad to be here--it helps someone who really cares about politics (me) to have a sane and conservative perspective. I haven't watched TV news in at least ten years.

Captain Hate

Btw, Levin plans on interviewing Mike Huckabee on his Sunday Fox show. He readily admits that he had past issues with Huckabee but now believes has been on to a few things in the past that got obfuscated and overlooked. He is particularly interested in discussing how DJT's not needing the K Street campaign bank rollers sent shockwaves through the influence peddlers and is what drove the pseudo conservative animosity.


Does the FBI have power over the DOJ? I guess I thought it was the opposite?


Jane, formal power? or thug power?


Daddy, take a look at this news clipping. The date, the pic, and you can see someone with their arms raised in the pic.
That's me. Ali lost to Spinks that night.



My 10:26 was for BEAST O'ENGLAND.



Stand-up comic in training


Did Obama lie?

Matt Wolking on Twitter: "Obama on 12/16/16: Russia's meddling was "not particularly sophisticated. This was not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme." Today @nytimes says a couple weeks later, "two weeks before" inauguration, Trump was told Putin had ordered "complex

Miss Marple the Deplorable


The only question was which was the lie.

Captain Hate

Rodentstein fired Comey in place of Sleepy Jeff, so there's a line hierarchy that puts the FBI reporting to the DOJ.


They are relentless:

Nick Short 🇺🇸
Adam Schiff tried to hijack a HPSCI open hearing on China this morning by introducing a motion to subpoena the Trump-Putin interpreter. It got rejected.

Old Lurker

James, I agree with all that of course. And Catsmeat is correct also that inside the JOM tent, we do indeed have a common culture. And inside the NYT-WaPo Tent, they too have a common culture.

Tribes, all of us.

Throughout history, up to and including how Texas came to be a US possession, groups took over other "states" by settling their own people there and multiplying them until one of two things happen: Either the new "majority" of outsiders votes their allegiance away from the original state and to another. Or else the inserted group "claims protection" from the other state to protect "its people". Texas was largely Cat 1, and Russia just used Cat 2 to regain Crimea.

Old as the hills.

If one doesn't think Cat 1 is exactly what is underway with open borders to our South, they are not paying attention and are woefully unread about the migration of populations throughout history.

matt - deplore me if you must

San Francisco is now open registering illegal immigrants. I expect that it will soon trend through all of the Marxist enclaves. What does that do to the integrity of the electoral process?

So does the Federal government invalidate results from those locales?

The Left is very clearly trying to tear the Republic apart and create a statist dictatorship.

We will have the wealthy and the connected, who will have their set of rules. We will have bread and circuses for the proles and completely different legal systems for the two.

The rest of the country will be threatened and cowed at best.

I just wish Trump would STFU and do the job he has been doing. If he said the sky was blue the media would twist it into bias against the night sky. "Trump is a racist because he prefers daylight".

If you line up the facts, and just the facts, the case is pellucid that the Russia investigation is a sham. If thy establishment is so concerned, why not look at the facts? Obama did nothing. Clinton took hundreds of millions. The Intel community said nothing at the time.

The Russians have already succeeded in their mission to weaken the United States. They have everyone at each other's throats and looking like a pack of fools. It makes me sick.


Matt the last thing on earth I want, is for TRUMP to STFU. He exposes the COCKROACHES every single day. And he is winning. Why would he change that?

Old Lurker

Matt, it is not so much the Russians as it is the Global Progressive Left. From outside and from within all of the Judeo-Christian-Western cultures wherever they might be or have been.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I have to agree with GUS. They make themselves look more foolish every day.

In addition, many GOP losers have also revealed themselves. I LIKE Trump tweeting, because it lets me know that he is paying attention, doing stuff, and isn't a bit cowed.

The panic we are seeing with this hysteria is the last gasp. I am convinced that the timing of the big reveal is right on schedule.

I understand others aren't as patient, but do try not to get angry at him. He can only do so much until some of these people are indicted.


Mayor of San Francisco.

{{{"I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here," Breed, }}}

Just another day in FULL COMMIE LAND.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Active shooter at a hospital in gun controlled DC.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Hospital officials say there is not an active shooter, but they are investigating something at the center.


🎶Mayor, tell me 'bout the good old days...🎶


Mayor of San FranSHITsco....

{{{She added that outreach groups funded by the city need to do a better job making sure the homeless clean up trash and waste from bodily functions they sometimes leave behind.}}}

Tax money given to LIBTARDS. That out to fllyix things.

These people are literally SHITTING on the sidewalk, and the FULL COMMIE allows it.
Not only to they ALLOW PEOPLE to shit on the sidewalk, they pay LIBTARDS to do nothing.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

6.0 Earthquake Alaska in the island chain.


Cheer up comrades!

Of course... https://t.co/OOy0AFHZhc

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 19, 2018

Read this....errrrr...SHIT.
This is how the useless idiots of the FULL COMMIE think.

{{{April 26, 2018: A man lies on the sidewalk beside a recyclable trash bin in San Francisco. The city's voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP)""}}}

Prog, passed out on a sidewalk. FULL COMMIE AP sees recycling bin and income inequality.
The PROG is passed out, and is covered in tattoo.
FULL COMMIE notices recycle bin and income inequality. These people are RETARDED.


Why is it that people don't SHIT ON THE SIDEWALK where I live????



The companies listed below are recalling all lots of non-expired products that contain the ingredient valsartan supplied to them by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, Linhai, China.

I just wish Trump would STFU and do the job he has been doing.

Not STFU is part of his job, and a huge part of his success so far.

As you say, if he said the sky was blue, the media would call him a liar.

So he has to talk, to counter the constant media spin.


Republicans who APPROVED BRENNAN.
Rubio. Little clown manny man..
Murkowski. Corrupt and arrogant
McSHITSTAIN. 894 out of 899 at Navy
Kirk. Illinois say no more.
Lamar Alexander Old stupid and useless
Richard Burr. Not real bright.
Daniel Coats
Tom Coburn. OK should be so proud.
Susan Collins. Worthless hack.
Bob Corker. Don't let the door hit you......
Jeff Flake. a bigger CLOWN you will never find.
Lindsey Graham. He may possibly be a tranny.
Orrin Hatch. Stupid is as stupid does.

Liars Club

It’s not surprising that the eight-term congressman from Iowa retweeted a neo-Nazi. King has a long history of making terrible, bigoted comments. (He’s the one who said Dreamers ― young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children ― have calves the size of cantaloupes “because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”)

What is surprising, and concerning, is that a sitting U.S. congressman can unapologetically promote a neo-Nazi’s propaganda on Twitter without real political consequence. Over the past month, none of King’s fellow Republicans have pushed to censure him or expel him from Congress. None have called for him to resign. Mostly, they have stayed quiet.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Thanks for that link. I take Valsartan but fortunately not from any of the companies listed.

And why in the hell are we buying medicines from China?


Posted on the last thread a few minutes before it died. Bori commented on part of this above, but thought I would repost my entire thought here.

**Regarding the “imaged” hard drive (Typically way behind so hope this has all been solved).
The “hack” supposedly was done in June 2016. Crowdstrike asserts that it immediately installed protection to prohibit further hacks. The image the FBI examined contained supposedly shows evidence that the drive was still being hacked over three months later in October.
IANAL conclusions/notes from Sid:

a.) The image was taken over three months after the alleged breach,

b.) DNC (Crowdstrike) had made significant modifications to the server before it was imaged, and,

c.) MM post last evening 4:20 PM (where I am now) Mueller says the image FBI got was not a “workable mirror” of the hard drive.

My conclusion:

Mueller is on thin ice? Don’t see how this altered image can be used as evidence since three months had expired and the DNC (Crowdstrike) admits it is not the same as the breached server. I will lay odds that the image provided by DNC had most of the data removed prior to the final copy was made for FBI.**

Posted by: Sidwhite | July 19, 2018 at 09:27 AM

Liars Club

GUS 2020

When you have nothing left to lose..


Though my Obamacare health plan I am able to order cheap Chinese drugs online from Sum Ting Wong Pharmaceuticals.

Chaco Taco

Been checking reactions to Helsinki across media (sleepless night) and find 12 (+ 3 not standing in 2020) GOPs with strong reaction against, 5 weak, 20 indifferent. However, only ideas proposed so far are stronger sanctions, remove tariffs from allies, subpoena translator…


THIS, is where the MONEY goes.


They have a homeless newspaper!!!! Yes a newspaper!!! wipe wipe wipe.

It's called THE STREET SHEET. No shit!!!! heh heh!!!


Suspended Disbelief

Rereading the Helsinki transcript it occurred to me (and is probably obvious to everyone here) that Trumps frequent references to “the server” is not just the verbal tic of a moron with the linguistic-cognitive abilities of Groot/Hodor/Fox News… but it’s a reflection of the pitch made on June 9th in Trump Tower. The win-win of getting evidence from Hillary’s $400,000,000.00 “corruption” which would undermine Magnitsky Act’s “unfair” sanctions.

Putin’s “interesting idea” is in some ways the same thing pitched at Trump Tower.

inquiring minds

What’s up with that picture of Michelle O in a dress with a large bulge in the crotch?

Ralph L

It's just as well most people don't follow politics like we do. They'd be exhausted by 2020.
We had:
8 years of continuous Clinton scandal and whining.
8 years of Bush not pushing back
8 years of No-Drama Obama and pillow smothering
8? years of Trump fighting daily against TDS (alone).




More of the FULL COMMIE. The stench is palpable.


bubbas humidar

He’s a good response to Hillary’s tweet regarding the ex-ambassador and russia



Porch, read this article. This is what AMERICA is up against. The claim is beyond dishonest, yet it is reported as fact. Check this out.



©hiℓℓ @TheChiIIum
Replying to @TheChiIIum

At the same time Obama picked Podesta for #BigData, he issued an executive order WRT cyber security, establishing a panel of “advocates from outside the government” to provide an “independent voice” in significant cases before the FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT.



Rodham said THIS in front of the CASKETS flown home from Benghazi.

""This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.""

Unless you are RETARDED it is clear that she is blaming the VIOLENCE in BENGHAZI on a FILM that nobody ever saw. To say otherwise is beyond disgusting. She said it and it was CLINTONESQUE.
Why would she mention this FAUX VIDEO at ALL??
What did it have to do with the 4 CASKETS???

Ralph L

Damn, I don't remember that horrible photo. Guess it was suppressed.

Eye Doctor

Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection



I'm a trainwreck...

You are not alone..


afternoon all.

jim_nj for when you work catch up ... everyone at night catches himself talking to himself;)

Eye Doctor

SWAMPSebastian Gorka Blasts Trey Gowdy as ‘Grandstanding Fake’


thanks Porchlight and others for that Spectator link-good read.

Sid- iirc, Crowdstrike was brought in well before June (if memory serves it was April) to figure out what was going on and apparently it took them some weeks to figure out. When that was going on a number of stories surfaced about "the professors" finding the Trump Tower server (the slate article at the time was the most comprehensive).

the other thing is that the DNC hack, such as it was, was all inside baseball ... it was the dullest of the dull geek stats. the most interesting bit was the slavish groveling for money from Steyer. I think most of the media stuff was in the Podesta release (and I'll venture that was by far the more damaging).


Does anyone posting as bubbas humidor expect their links to be clicked? It's bad enough that we have to check names first, but the constant sock puppeting and name spoofing by regular posters is making this place into a [redacted].



Great word, pellucid. The world within the earth created by Edgar Rice Burroughs was called Pellucidar. More believable than the Russian Collusion Narrative and better characters.


So the solution in San Francisco is to abolish sidewalks. Or bring in the Boy Scouts to learn about urban scat identification and building snares for the deadliest prey.


Leftists Peddle T-Shirts Of Trump Lynching, Instagram Is Promoting It

(Click to enlarge.)


>>>Almost as if the Congress isn’t serious about a true accounting.

Posted by: Another Bob | July 19, 2018 at 07:44 AM<<<



Posted by: Extraneus | July 19, 2018 at 12:20 PM

i'm tired of it too.


Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a witch hunt, contradicting a claim often repeated by President Donald Trump.

"As of now, I see no evidence that it is," Spicer said during an exclusive interview on "Today" when asked if Mueller's probe is a political witch hunt.

BeneDICK Arnold

Hanging is too good for the SOBs


>>>Instead of facing a hostile press conference, he would have been dragged into a courtroom and they would have eaten him up with legal fees and (with a DC jury) convicted him and sent him to prison.

Since THAT didn't happen, I am hopeful that things will get solved.

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | July 19, 2018 at 09:50 AM<<<

the other part to this is that how would a Clinton Administration respond to 'an attack on our democracy like Pearl Harbor and 9/11'? They would have had to respond?


Porch, who is in that picture?


That's Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

From a HS friend on FB...

Joshua, semantics can be tricky here. A mirror image and a forensic image would be close to the same. The biggest difference being that a forensic image should include a chain of custody that can be used to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the image was and is in no way altered and is an exact bit by bit, sector by sector image of the original hard drive at a specific point in time. You can use a forensic image to see everything that is on the hard drive, including finding segments of deleted information in unused portions of the drive. A forensic copy is a very different thing. It is a copy of a selected set of files from a hard drive with a chain of custody that can prove the files have not been altered and are a copy of the selected files at a specific point in time.

A forensic copy does not let you see everything that is on the hard drive, it only allows you to see what the person making the forensic copy wants you to see. For the most part, however, this is meaningless with respect to intrusion detection. Someone that hacks into a system is not putting files on the system hard drive. They are retrieving files and placing them on a foreign system. There will be extremely little trace if any at all of an intrusion on a forensic image and there will be no trace at all on a forensic copy.

What would need to be reviewed are the firewall and security appliance logs on the network. These would show users entering and moving through the network. These have nothing to do with server disk drives. An even at that, the information you collect from these logs will let you know if your system is being attacked, and the more sophisticated system can let you know if an intrusion has occurred. Careful analysis of the logs might give you insight into patterns and methods of attack, however, determining the true origin of the attack is really not possible. If you really want to get scared, see if your home router has a built in firewall. Most do. Find the logs and you will see thousands of attempted attacks against your home network every day. If you search the origin of those attacks, there will be some from Russia, China, Indonesia, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Qatar, The Philippines, and a whole host of other countries. That the DNC servers got hacked is not surprising...that they are claiming they can definitively say who hacked them based on a forensic image or copy of a server hard drive would be magical.

By the way, if you look at the closest to the source quotes, the say "images, forensic copies,". This is an attempt to confuse the issue, but clearly they just gave the FBI forensic copies of certain files. That is completely worthless to an investigation of this nature.

Ralph L

It's Amb Stevens.


(Click to enlarge.)


Schumer playing hardball with Putin.


Schumer loves COMMIES. He r one.

matt - deplore me if you must

Many of Trump's comments are spot on and his tweets are an invaluable tool, but some of them are boneheaded.


Look at @SenSchumer LITERALLY BOW to President Putin! pic.twitter.com/thXOPI2LWK

— Michael Sheridan (@MJASheridan) July 18, 2018

Schumer is scum. Most rational people would notice that upon seeing him speak.

Ralph L


Hypocrites of Hellfire

Straining the gnat of BENGHAAAZZZZEEE
while swallowing your Camel Iraq WMDS and 4500 DEAD! Americans


Ambassador Stevens was just another gay man brought into the loving embrace of The Ultimate Submission.

Hypocrites of Hellfire

GUS the MERSA carrier needs more flesh-eating Rumpublican bacteria


We are apparently doomed to live out part of a Star Trek episode during Kavanaugh's confirmation process.


It's a crying shame


Bad news..again

Captain Hate

Ambassador Stevens was just another gay man brought into the loving embrace of The Ultimate Submission.

How did the other queens at State rationalize his treatment? For the greater good?


There's a Marxist homeless periodical out of Nashville called The Contributor but Phil Valentine calls it The Enabler.


Over the target.



GUSsifer point 00

Lawmakers and former intelligence officials are expressing outrage over the White House suggesting it is considering a proposal from the Kremlin to potentially interrogate a group of Americans including a former U.S. ambassador.

In an exchange during the White House briefing Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders would not rule out the possibility that the U.S. could provide Russia access to a group of Americans they have accused of being involved in a criminal plot.

Captain Hate

Adam Schiff must be so jealous



Capt Mueller led 4,500 Americans to their death. He's who we need to catch the conscience of the king.


and we get the 12 Russians?


Capn' how many will COMMUNISTS sacrifice for the path to NIRVANA???



Shouldn't a good and honest Democrat like McFaul volunteer to be interrogated by the Russians in return for Mueller being allowed to question the 12 Russkies?

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