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August 11, 2018



Good morning JOM!


Oh and first.

Atom-Splitter Don

President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the nation to "come together" ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," Trump wrote on Twitter. "We must come together as a nation."😎

Jim Eagle

That may be the earliest ever use of Killfile.

Oopsy Daisy

Not that it was his idea to leave Washington anyway, he contends.

“We’re renovating the White House, a long-term project and they approved it years ago. And I said, ‘Well, I guess this would be a good place to be in the meantime,’” Trump told reporters invited to the property to document a roundtable discussion on prison reform efforts Thursday.

“I miss it. I would like to be there,” he said of the White House, “but this is a good way of doing it.”

No staffers had publicly mentioned the need for any rehabilitation work before Trump’s departure, and the explanation effort underscores the president’s concern about public perceptions as he approaches having spent 150 days of his presidency at his golf properties.

Liars Club

Obama played 306 rounds while in office, a healthy amount, but well short of the estimated 1,200 rounds Woodrow Wilson played during his term, or the 800 rounds that Dwight Eisenhower played as POTUS. Still, it's more than his immediate predecessors George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, both of whom were golfers as well.

The 306 rounds over eight years averages out to a little more than 38 rounds a year, which is well above the national average of 19.3

Miss Marple

Back to the pic after while. I don't have kill file on my iPad.


Of course if it wasn't for McAuliffe cancelling the permit, than issuing a stand down order, nothing would have happened.

That trip to Italy reminded of that other detective series by condor Fitzgerald. About an American expatriate Alex blume.

Clusterfuck Nation

Want to see the dishonesty of The New York Times in action? Read this story from Thursday’s (Aug 9) paper about the school bus bombing. The lede says: “An airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday and killed dozens of people, many of them children….” Got that? A “coalition.” Guess what? Nowhere in the story does the Times explain that the US is part of that coalition. “The strikes were “carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law….” The Times concluded the story. Szh-yeah, I’m sure….

Our President, who I like to call the Golden Golem of Greatness for his role in restoring this limping nation to something like a 1947 Jimmy Stewart movie — all Christmas and kittens — might be accused of overplaying the sanctions blame-game in order to demonstrate to our own Deep State how much he doesn’t love Russia and its leader, Mr. Putin, a verified agent of Satan. Next thing you know, Mr. Trump will don evangelical robes and hurl bibles at a photo of Vladimir P on Don Lemon’s CNN show. That’ll get Ole Horseface Mueller off his back, won’t it? And those pesky Dem-Progs drooling for impeachment.

Goat Man Devin

Comically bad Inspector Clouseau tribute artist Rep. Devin Nunes was invited to Spokane Washington to help raise funds for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (famous for her MLK Day diversity celebrations), and as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (thus proving Eiron the Goddess of Irony is doing good work), Nunes’ words to Republican donors takes on heightened value. The press was not invited.

And in short, he eff’ed a chicken.

Admitted he cringes at Comrade Stupid’s stupid tweets.
Said that Wingnuts hadda win the house because they were the last defense for Prznint Stupid!
Stated that if a foreign government (such as Portugal?!) gave a US candidate stolen material (such as emails) and if the candidate used those stolen emails in the campaign, that using them indeed would be a crime.
Admitted that the Freedom Caucus introduced a motion to impeach Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein so that Trump could appoint someone who would be willing to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Said that the leadership wants to delay Rosenstein’s impeachment until after Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court because if Rosenstein were impeached right now, the Senate would be forced to drop everything and try Rosenstein.

Liberal Tears

I woke up today and my pillow was wet. I think I am now crying in my sleep. I even lose in my dreams. Why is it every time I think with have Drumpf, he turns it into a win? The tears don't stop. Help me.


For those wanting to do a little online shopping this morning - you can buy Maxine merchandise.

(No need to thank me!)



Trolls are starting early here in Pacific timezone land..

Just picked this up on twitter:

Rep. Jim Jordan

Verified account

22m22 minutes ago
Bruce Ohr, former Associate Deputy AG, will be in front of Congress on August 28th. His wife worked for Fusion GPS, the oppo research firm for Clinton.


Also posted above so there would be something else on this page besides maryrose's good morning and a killfile palooza!


Audio between "pilot" of stolen Seattle plane and I assume air traffic controller trying to get him down. Very sad but seemingly no evil intent imo.

Miss Marple

Back on the PC so all is well as I have disappeared all of them. When I see those blocks of text I scroll down quick without reading to see if it's from one of us.

If it's not, ka-ppow!

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma


Fascinating article on Bill Cowan. Wowza! No idea he was black ops.


glasater - Yes! I am eager to know if it will be a closed-door session or televised. This whole Ohr angle is so intriguing with the lack of background information available, the ham radio, etc. A real-life dirty spy novel it seems.

I'm hoping the Ohr's will be discussed by Clarice's Pieces tomorrow!

Frau Kopp Ab
A granite block commemorating then-candidate Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary was vandalized early Friday, according to authorities.

The Democrat's American Taliban strikes again.

Miss Marple

I am so aggravated. There was a really good thread on Bruce Ohr early this morning and I was waiting for the author to finish and now I can't find it.

This shadow-banning stuff is driving me crazy. I also end up following people I did NOT follow, and discover other people I did follow, like Dan Bongino, have been mysteriously unfollowed.


Momto2, I'm checking twitter for more info on the Ohr testimony.

Right now listening to the joy riding aircraft thief who has crashed on that island in the Puget Sound.

The carrier Horizon serves our rural community. Alaska Air and Horizon people must be in shock needless to say.

Ralph L

don't want the real thing which is usually too small for today's giant new homes.
Sometimes the other way round. I had them build a niche so g-g-grandmother's buffet would leave enough room around the table. We've got enough surplus old furniture to start a store, and my house is chock a block. I need to check out local consignment stores before the storage building collapses.

Miss Marple


Not so sure who this "domestic terrorist" is affiliated with, since his middle name is Mahmoud and he was boarding a plane to Russia.

However, I do note that Cuba grabbed him and shipped him back here, pronto. They must be watching the President's actions with Turkey.


Correction from the last thread. O'Connor didn't receive 80-90% of Hillary's 2016 votes. He got that percentage of the votes of Ed Albertson, the 2016 Dem candidate in OH-12.


Having trouble finding the raw vote total for Hillary in the district since presidential results are usually tabulated by county and I'm on mobile. If anyone can find it I'd appreciate it. Kos calculates percentage by House district for 2016 but doesn't give vote totals.

Kevlar Kid

Ralph: Croce 1973 Clemente Dec 1972 Kev

Old Lurker

Beasts when you drop in...

Please spell out your email addy again and I will send you some pics.

Kevlar Kid


Miss Marple

I don't know who did this watercolor, but it's a powerful image:


Democrat Taliban is an accurate and excellent name for group responsible for this crime of trespass and destruction of private property.
Cameras should be installed to get the perps on footage so that they can be prosecuted.
This lawlessness must be stopped.
I am still stunned that absolutely no one from the Clintonor Obama gang of thugs has been indicted, charged or perp walked.
McCabe was referred months ago .
Where is the case at and who is in charge of it.
I agree with you.
This snail’s pace wrt charges being brought and justice being delayed is troubling.


So essentially he got the Dems who voted for the loser candidate of 2016.
It is the same people voting.


Frau @ 12:03...there is row of granite blocks along a path at the State Library in Concord,NH. Trump's was next to Bernie's (both primary winners) and Bernie's wasn't touched.

Kevlar Kid

MM: i'm sending that pic of Kippersnack and Eric Wright kneeling over carnage of our troops and the ocean of blood to my Paw.

in August each year we watch "The Pacific" across different time zones to commmemorate the supreme sacrifice of our family members and his friends who lost big brothers '42-'45.

yesterday he shared stories from his days aboard USS Forestall and one of the Marines aboard who was a vet of 3 campaigns; what that man was like and how he was revered for what he'd seen throughout but never uttered a word to the occasional idiot who would burp up a question on the transport for shore leave or something.

Wright and Kippersnack, along with the rest of the kneelers, were "born in the 90s and don't know sh*t" as Paw says.

Miss Marple


A lot of these kneelers were just kids when we got hit by the terror attacks in 2001. They have, in many cases, had crummy history classes and an overdose of the grievance mentality.

I posted that picture because it really spoke to me of the selfishness and ignorance that is fueling these protests. You know it's being whipped up by Hollywood and dem politicians. It's just disgraceful.

Kevlar Kid

The granite smashing, star-ripping culprits brought the Savior of the Union to mind:


Old Lurker

.Porch "Antiques market across the board is in decline, which seems weird considering that "retro" in general is hot. The problem is that young people..."

A group of us old codgers were talking the other day about when to finally give up the big house back home and what a hassle that is to even think about. The most common comment was "my kids don't want any of this dark old furniture my husband and I spent a lifetime collecting..." followed by "If you give me grandmother's set of silver, do I have to insure it?" followed by "did people really dine on this china?".

My contribution to the discussion was "the only thing we have which the young people seem to want is my collection of Vargas prints which my wife banished to my office over the pool house decades ago."

Kevlar Kid

What transpired between 1800 and 1865? In 47 years i'll be 109 :D

Yeowsa. And to think things move so much faster now.

Since 1945, what has transpired? How "different" have we become? To even imagine communist fascism has taken hold here.

Kevlar Kid

MM: i know it's so. -Kev

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Conundrum of the day:

If you drop a bar of soap, does the soap become dirty or does the floor become clean?

Jim Eagle


Dilbee the domestic terrorist is or was a member of Earth Liberation Front, and the Animal Liberation Front. I remember that in California (IIRC) they bombed a bunch of high end SUV's in the dealership's lot. That kind of stuff.

I'll bet Iggy knows of them since another tactic was to spike large trees being harvested.

Kevlar Kid


you do know the five second rule doesn't apply to soap right? :D



in August each year we watch "The Pacific"

All 10 episodes are on Amazon Prime. Any vet or anyone close to a vet should know about and if possible participate in an Honor Flight. Hubs and his WWII Navy dad did Honor Flight the week before BOzo shut down the DC memorials and closed Arlington. No surprise BOzo had no idea who he was messin' with.

Old Lurker

Steph, OCD tells me the soap got dirty. Silly question.


Kevlar Kid

That was our tactic to get out of having to take a bite under the care of Sister Mary Psychosa when we got caught cussin. Drop the bar. It grossed her out and we were instructed to write something 40,000,000 times before recess.

Miss Marple

Old Lurker,

The younger kids have been infected with the fashion of Ikea, another bad thing imported from Scandinavia.

They also have smaller apartments and homes, and are guided in taste by what they see in the home magazines. About the only place you still see a lot of antiques in home decor is in Southern Living.

We solved the problem here by my decorating the living room and my bedroom, while the daughter took over the added on rec room as a suite in the back of the house, where she had her more modern furniture.

She has her grandmother's antique Haviland in a storage tub in the garage.


They do not have any interest whatsoever in "brown" furniture.
Unless you paint (!!!) it first.

Old Lurker

A-mom...they have no idea how we scrimped and saved to get that stuff refinished into the beautiful brown it is now!


They reposted this on Isty, so I am going to as well.
It is long, but worth the read.
Like before your nap in the hammock...



I worry about that soap thing all the time. So you have bacteria on your hands, and wash your hands by taking that soap and rubbing it. Then you put the soap back in the soap dish.

Ralph L

prints which my wife banished to my office
My best friend's mother hung some framed victorian S&M nudie postcards in their bathroom used for parties. The father was a HQ Supply Corps admiral so they entertained a lot.

Ralph L

Someone should make a print of cops keeping the thugs at bay from the players' mansions.


Isn't there a Bay Area meet-up soon? In anticipation, I'm sending this out to KK, the Captain and all other attendees.

Miss Marple


This is today sometime.

Domino Theory

A high-end PC case maker says it has been “forced into bankruptcy and liquidation” by tariffs introduced by Donald Trump.

CaseLabs, which makes custom towers for computers and has a high-profile following, including prominent YouTubers such as LinusTechTips, announced it would be permanently closing on Saturday.

Ralph L

Then you put the soap back in the soap dish.
Rinse the soap before you rinse your hands. Don't use your mouth.

I never understood why blackened shellac "patina" was so much more valuable than the beautiful mahogany or old walnut underneath.

My grandmother's 1919 wedding dining furniture was black-finished cheap wood. She gave it to her spinster sister 20 years later.

Frau Seife

peter - call me weird.
I rinse the soap off before putting it back in the soap dish. I don't like the residue left on the bar after washing. I'm not fond of liquid soap, either.

Ralph L

The sister died in 1972 and we still have a goodly amount of her furniture--and of other ancestors. My house was used for storage 1970-1997.

Miss Marple

In case you thought your memory was failing, here's Donald Trump's appearance on the Colbert Show where everyone liked him and Colbert thanked him for running. Video is at the link. CBS has deleted it from their files. (Pretty Orwellian of them.)


— TheDeepStateExposed (@DeepStateExpose) August 11, 2018

I do rinse it, but it is impossible to rinse all the bacteria off and then it sits in a Petrie dish to multiply

Face it, as most doctors know. the entire world is covered with a thin film of e.coli.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

5 second rule rules!

More rain expected here today. Since we un suspended our country club membership, it has rained almost every damn day. All I have to do is say Golf and a downpour is guaranteed in 15 minutes. I've played exactly zero times since Memorial Day. :(

Oh, look! I just TYPED golf and it is now very cloudy and getting darker! And the wind is picking up.


Just dayum!


I wonder whether Mrs OL banished OL to the office along with the Vargas prints.

Oh well, back to the lawn mower. Mosquitos gotta eat too.


He asked me, ‘Omarosa, what do you think about me getting sworn in on “The Art of the Deal?”’ she writes in “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”

“I said, ‘Instead of the Bible?’” she continues.

“Yeah. The Art of the Deal is a bestseller!” Trump replied, according to her account. “It’s the greatest business book of all time. It’s how I’m going to make great deals for the country. Just think how many copies I’d sell—maybe a commemorative inauguration copy?!”

clarice feldman

Recently Instapundit posted a study which showed that the soap kills any bacteria left on it. Relax. Lather up.

Ralph L

Just use bleach on your hands. What could go wrong?
I had a tiny leak in a jug of (Walmart) bleach, and it ate a hole in the plywood cabinet bottom.


I hung a picture in my downstairs bathroom that I bought for next to nothing the first time I went to France many moons ago. It's apparently from the burlesque and centers on a topless woman seated on a large table and putting mascara on while looking into a compact mirror. She has winter gloves on her feet, tied with cord, and various other women are only partly shown - one on a sewing machine, another in panties and bra, another doing something with a wardrobe costume.

Everyone who comes to my house and uses the bathroom sees that strange picture, yet hardly anyone has ever asked about it.


Steph-remember the story about the grandmother stabbed to death by an intruder near me about a month ago? Then stole her suv which was found a few miles away a few days later?

Heard yesterday she apparently was in the habit of recruiting labor to do work for her at a quoted price and then renigging on the price after the work was done and paying much less than agreed. Known for bragging to the neighbors like she thought this was the way to get chores done for far less than the going rate.

Boy did that story suddenly make the facts reported make far more sense.

Anybody else discovered a sudden rage to paint brick? Both new and existing brick so instead of the lovely variegation you get a monochromatic white or beige?


Am I the only one that chuckled at Iggy’s “Jim Croce” at 912?

Back to catch up.

Frau Feurwehr

Holy smoke! Just one gust could propel an ember from the Holy fire to ignite the Hemorrhoid's hovel. The neighborhood would rejoice.


Hell must be freezing over.
The commenters aren't buying this pathetic justification by NYT for requesting Mrs. Kavanaugh's emails:


(though it is linked from Drudge, so the comments may be Drudge's reader's not NYT's)

Frau Feurwehr

anonamom - no requests yet for the daughters' emails?

clarice feldman


Kevlar Kid

thanks, tonto.... gonna be held somewheres in the south bay during what will likely be a warm night :D

i was 12 when the animals released this tune....1967... the lull before Tet and a tsunami of caskets deluged our Catholic parish, a hub for military funerals and subsequent transfers to the military burial ground in Colma CA (south San Fran). the war gave us altar boys a near-daily early release from school to serve and to travel with the families and priests to the resting place.

thank you for the pre-dedication.

the madness consuming this area, like so much of our Great Nation, "our sheltered homeland", reverberates lower than the memories of mine that give me recall of all the ways the loyal and true have fought to slow the ebb of liberty some seem so hell bent to further into next generations.

oh my. look at me. hearing that tune play just unlocked another brain manifold. buzzkill. again. :D

thanks for the warm wish. looking forward to meeting up with ManTran, meeting the Capn for the first time (but i bet we've crossed paths many times before this journey), JimNorCal, and others who may join us.

another summer of 18 highlight.



clarice feldman


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I've never understood the five second rule.
Except for macro gunk like hairs, etc, wherever food drops it probably landed on a cleaner micro environment than the one it fell out of, like your hand or mouth.

Kevlar Kid

tonto and other interested JOMers: the meetup will be late next week....awaiting Chairman ManTran's final details on the happening.

tx to MT for pulling this together.


Kevlar Kid

LOL @ food fallin outcha mouth....

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If I'm chewing and I have a brilliant thought, you think I can keep my mouf closed?

If it ever happens I'll letcha know.

Captain Hate

Yeah I'm looking forward to the meetup and a one on one with KK the previous day. The weather here is perfect; sleeping without a fan directly on me, what a concept!


Bruce Ohr, former Associate Deputy AG, will be in front of Congress on August 28th. His wife worked for Fusion GPS, the oppo research firm for Clinton.

Good Morning!

I just wish that one of these bastards when they took the stand, instead of saying "I can't remember, or I can't talk about that per my Lawyers advice, or I'm completely unbiased etc, would have the balls to tell the truth (ie: "Yes, I did it. I used everything in my power to prevent the Election of Donald Trump as President, and once he became President I used everything in my power to get him impeached. That was my intent and that explains what I did and I'm proud of it and I'd do it again, and so would most of my compatriots who are afraid to admit it."

Beasts of England

Oh, noze - not the CaseLabs!! What will the town of Canoga Park do now that their engine of wealth has been destroyed?! And it must have been a whale of a company, too; with the same person listed as CEO, Secretary, CFO, sole member of the board, and registered agent. 😂


Creative destruction.

Thank you, Joseph Schumpeter fro presenting the case for capitalistic free enterprise.

clarice feldman

About that roundup verdict in California against all sound science.In California it seems everything causes cancer and feces covered streets are not a healthhazard, and uncut and trimmed brush is not a fire hazard, and there's no need for farmers to have water .


Am I the only one that chuckled at Iggy’s “Jim Croce” at 912?
If I could put time in a bottle

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I laughed too, ----peter.

Boo Yah

In his remarks, which went for nearly half an hour, or twice as long as the limit for speakers at the event, Avenatti drew repeated standing ovations as he called for a vigorous, aggressive Democratic response to Trump.

He turned Michelle Obama’s famous statement from the 2016 convention – “When they go low, we go higher” – by telling the crowd: “When they go low, I say, we hit harder.”


You didn't say to hell with him?

Kevlar Kid

Avenatti is lower than rotten cuke slime. :D


A quick update on the Fredricton,New Brunswick shooting...as I suspected,it is looking like a domestic violence situation. Justin of Canada had already planned to be in Fredericton tomorrow for the city's Pride Parade.

Jim Eagle

If the standing ovations for Ocasio-Cortez and Avenatti are the future of the Dems along with Harris, Fauxchontas, and Booker, then I don't think Trump has anything to worry about.

Well, Gary Woodland has started out with a 340 yd. drive on the first hole, while everyone else laid up with a driving iron. But just wasted it with an ordinary par.

Beasts of England

The course looks great, JiB!


Just saw a bit of the Presser on the stolen plane. Haven't read anything else but the question arose how did he get to the Runway? That would be easy for a ramp worker with prior aviation skills who had an understanding of how to taxi a plane, and my guess is that this plane being empty of passengers it would need little ground roll distance to even get airborne so i could imagine him even getting airborne on a Taxiway or even on the extended tarmac as long as no one was in his way. SeaTac has plenty of concrete. By the end of the day we'll probably find out how much ground roll distance this particular type of airplane of such and such a weight would need to get airborne.

Also my guess would be that the plane was not at one of the standard gates with that sort of tube we walk thru, but was probably out on the ramp where you either walk to it or are driven to it by a bus. On catch-up I suppose I'll find out if I'm wrong.

I vaguely recall an enlisted marine years back stealing an A-4...maybe 30-40 years back. I'll see if I can dig that up.


Here you go daddy:



From someone who has been through the process as punishment,


Miss Marple

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
36m36 minutes ago

The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC....

....Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE.” I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed - not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!


Exactly 'you're damn right I ordered the code red' would be appreciated.

Miss Marple

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
7m7 minutes ago

Hundreds of Bikers for Trump just joined me at Bedminster. Quite a scene - great people who truly love our Country!


Thanks, Narciso.

Foote received four-and-a-half months already served in the brig, and an other-than-honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. It was a remarkably light sentence for such a dangerous and selfish act. But Foote had been a stellar Marine, with absolutely nothing on his record prior to show a pattern of misbehavior or irresponsibility. The General’s influence on him, and his injury in relation to it, was likely factored into the sentence.

After trying to apply to the Israeli Air Force to fly fighters, Howard Foote Jr. went on to become a civilian test pilot and engineer, working on various projects over the years, including a microwave airplane concept and projects for NASA.

Not bad for a guy who stole an operational fast jet from the Marine Corps.

Manny T,

Does this guy Foote ring a bell with you by any chance?

Frau Feurwehr

Clarice - you have mail.

Ralph L

Anybody else discovered a sudden rage to paint brick?
Take some Valium, it'll pass.
I believe that was a thing in the 50's. My grandparents thought about it because their brick is very dark purplish. The historic people condemn it, so it can't be done in my neighborhood.


I'm cooking apple smoked turkey loin with cranberry and bacon.

Can you top that?

Ralph L

Can anyone think of an Obama appointee who got the 3rd degree? 2nd?

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