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October 28, 2018



I'm first

Bernardi Dr la paz

As usual the press covers with a pillow:



NY has football teams?

Jack is Back!

Hail to the Redskins (were not talking about you Warren)
Hail Victory
Braves on the Warpath
Fight for old DC.

Bernardi Dr la paz

The Jaguars laid an egg, I don't know how that's p

Jack is Back!


4 of the team were arrested in London for skipping a $60K bar bill at a swank night club. You cannot be partying like that when you have to play tomorrow. I hope the Jags fire them and they get to swim in the ocean of idiots with jobs or income or an educatoin to develop one.

This is where the Div 1 schools their athletic scholarship receipients and why I am against sports entries unless your tested SAT is above 1350.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Did not know that, so its surprising the beatdown wasn't more severe,

Bernardo de la paZ

So macron merkel teamed up with putin and erdigan, for some nonsense pronouncement on Syria.


A joint surrender of some sort narciso

Bernardo de la paZ

He does have a pattern of missing the obvious:


Sometimes occkams razor points the way.


NY has football teams?

Yes, but none with pulses.

Bernardo de la paZ

Its probably the less stupid thing they've dine in a while, but it belies their rep

James D.

NY has football teams?

Not professional ones.


At my house it is soccer mania as atlanta united goes for some award red thinks they richly deserve.

Miss Marple


Bernardo de la paZ

This iswho went after zero yesterday



Just got back from a busy week of travel. First three days in Denver on bidness, and then three days in Lake Forest helping Buckeyette settle into her new apartment.

The movers took care of the big stuff and I spent several days putting together Ikea bookshelves, TV stand, a bed frame and a vacuum cleaner. Also repaired several doors, a leaking shower head and got her tied into an ISP.

She definitely doesn't know which end of a wrench to grab:)

At home now with my feet up.

Miss Marple


Halloween at the White House, 2018

The President and First Lady will greet military children and DC schoolchildren, accompanied by their parents.

Looks to start at 5:30.


Good Morning.

Take it FWIW, and "From" whom it's worth, but larry Sabato on FOX just said that in general Republicans are more apt to vote on Election Day than Dems in this new world of early voting and absentee voting, so he says the voting on Election Day will give a boost to the Republicans. Therefore if the early voting is not going as well for the Dem's as predicted, and Repubs are doing well in early voting, under Sabato's logic things are looking positive for the Republicans.

Miss Marple


I believe this tweet has a video of a highlight of the Redskins' game today:

Can't catch greatness. #WASvsNYG | #HTTR pic.twitter.com/34eFpiFWdg

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 28, 2018

Well, I'm glad that all of you guys have given "amnesty" to the NFL...

... or am I?


We've got snow!!!

First of the season. Whew.

What's a Halloween without snow?

Miss Marple


I have never watched it. I only happened upon that clip and posted it for Jack's benefit.


Haven't watched a single second so far this year, Mockmook.


Well, mockmook, Michigan didn't play yesterday, so some dispensations have to be allowed.

Jack is Back!

Yes, MM, athletic greatness is not a limited demostration, as Adrian Peterson proved today.

Now we are watfching the Packers, our second favorite team, giving the Rams a test.


Who knew London was full of racists who hassle black men for no reason whatsoever? I wonder if they went to UCLA?


Gab.com Statement On The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

Gab.com’s policy on terrorism and violence have always been very clear: we a have zero tolerance for it. Gab unequivocally disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This has always been our policy. We are saddened and disgusted by the news of violence in Pittsburgh and are keeping the families and friends of all victims in our thoughts and prayers.

We refuse to be defined by the media’s narratives about Gab and our community. Gab’s mission is very simple: to defend free expression and individual liberty online for all people. Social media often brings out the best and the worst of humanity. From live streamed murders on Facebook, to threats of violence by bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. that went unaddressed by Twitter, and more. Criminals and criminal behavior exist on every social media platform.

Shortly after the attack, Gab was alerted to a user profile of the alleged Tree of Life Synagogue shooter. The account was verified and matched the name of the alleged shooter’s name, which was mentioned on police scanners. This person also had accounts on other social networks.

Gab took swift and proactive action to contact law enforcement immediately. We first backed up all user data from the account and then proceeded to suspend the account. We then contacted the FBI and made them aware of this account and the user data in our possession. We are ready and willing to work with law enforcement to see to it that justice is served.

We have nothing but love for all people and freedom. We have consistently disavowed all violence. Free speech is crucial for the prevention of violence. If people can not express themselves through words, they will do so through violence. No one wants that. No one.

Our user guidelines state:

Threats and Terrorism:

Users are prohibited from calling for the acts of violence against others, promoting or engaging in self-harm, and/or acts of cruelty, threatening language or behaviour that clearly, directly and incontrovertibly infringes on the safety of another user or individual(s). We may also report the user(s) to local and/or federal law enforcement, as per the advice of our legal counsel.

Our privacy agreement state:

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others.

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal or legally actionable activity.

Miss Marple

Thw White House Halloween link is live!

Fancy decorations!


A casual scroll through literally any social network finds plenty of anti-white hate, anti-Trump hate, and anti-American hate along with conspiracy theories propped up by the mainstream media elite.

See how this works, @npr? https://t.co/P1HVMt01d1

— Gab.com🍂 (@getongab) October 28, 2018

Safety. Nice.


New hosting provider secured. Working around the clock to see to it that https://t.co/J3Rfto6fi3 stays online. You can’t stop the power of The People in their fight for freedom and liberty against tyranny.


— Gab.com🍂 (@getongab) October 28, 2018

They're fighting back. Making the point we discussed this morning, that their free speech policy is actually helping law enforcement because the bad guys can show their true colors on GAB. (Well, the bad white guys, anyway. Plenty of other guys show their true colors on Twitter and Facebook, live streaming murders, Muslims calling for Jew killings, etc.)


Miss Marple

Amazing how many black families want their pictures taken with their kids and the President and First Lady.



“Sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn’t,” Ryan told CBS, before adding that Trump has brought the nation together “on economic growth, on tax reform, on getting the military and helping veterans — those are things hat he has led us to that have really brought people together. And he talks about these at his rally, and that is inclusive.”


I worry about tribal identity politics becoming the new norm of how politics is waged. As conservatives we always thought this was sort of a left-wing, [Saul] Alinsky thing. Unfortunately, the right practices identity politics now as well. It’s the day and age, it’s technology and everything else — identity politics, which is now being practiced on both sides of the aisle, is, unfortunately, working. And I think we, as leaders, we got to figure out how do we make inclusive aspirational politics strategically valuable again?

You're a "leader" until January 3rd, dude.


Unprecedented: Mueller has 'heavy burden' to prove Russian firm's intent to defraud in 2016 election

The indictment’s major charge is conspiracy to defraud the United States by circumventing federal requirements to disclose “foreign involvement in certain domestic activities.”

Mr. Dubelier’s argument: There is no evidence in the indictment of willful intent; that is, that Concord knew the functions of the FEC and violated them. Proving willful intent is required under federal conspiracy to defraud law, or Section 371.

“There is no law or regulation requiring that any such speech be accurate or truthful or that any U.S. or foreign person truthfully or accurately identify herself or himself when engaging in such speech,” he said. “When it comes to political speech, one is free to pretend to be whomever he or she wants to be and to say whatever he or she wants to say.”

He said that what Mr. Mueller wants the judge to do, in effect, is regulate the internet. This would mean that any American who conceals his or her identity and puts out disputed information could face federal criminal charges.

“If this goes to ‘You have to tell the truth on the internet in a political campaign,’ every politician in the United States would be in prison,” Mr. Dubelier said.

The FEC law bans foreign contributions to U.S. federal campaigns, and it restricts the roles that foreigners can play for candidates. But it does not forbid foreigners from engaging in political debates.

The indictment alleges that fraud occurred when Concord bought computer server space in the U.S. to hide the trolls’ home base in Russia.

“So what?” Mr. Dubelier said. “People do that every day. That’s not illegal. It’s not illegal. There’s no law that says you can’t do that. … They want to be able to regulate what people say on the internet.”

Miss Marple

Screams, shouts, cheers, explosions, fireworks, right-wing joy. Exit polls suggest Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil's new president by 56% to 44%. Jeers of "Get out PT. get out PT! Get out PT" echo across central Sao Paulo https://t.co/rg6TeoAmRl

— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) October 28, 2018

Keyword: Barrister


Willowed on the last thread, transported here:


How, precisely, is Brooks a stand-in for Haidt? You simply started with an "if" and have proceeded as though it were a fact, and went on to conflate them in your reply to me.

"If he is describing himself as 'conservative' then it is arthur brooks conservatism with th same goals as progressivism."

Well, Haidt has not, to my knowledge, ever claimed to be a conservative, so it seems the association with Brooks you're positing is a non-starter. Indeed, I think it has served Haidt's professional work to deliberately position himself outside of the usual left/right political spectrum. Of course, there is no reason that a Buddhist cannot be a conservative. Chaco is a buddhist, and nobody on earth would mistake him for a progressive.

All of which is pretty much irrelevant. Just because Haidt is willing to talk and write about being buddhist and how it might be helpful, doesn't make him the spearhead of orientalism. I have certainly seen no evidence of that in the work he's been publishing about the nature of the values divide in this country, or the appalling intellectual environment on campuses. I think the quality of his research is pretty clear in the accuracy of the conclusions he has drawn more skillfully than almost anyone else I can think of. I believe Haidt's work is an important inflection point in the body politic. Whether or not you agree, I think he deserves better than an easy dismissal on generic grounds.

Miss Marple

President Trump and the First Lady ready to receive Trick or Treaters:


I see we are still getting the daily Soros talking point dump.


Hey mr narciso did you know The Beatles wanted Stanley Kubrick to direct them in a live action version of LOTR?




"Are You Ready For Some Football?"
Actually .... no. I am at 0 seconds of watching so far this season.

btw, thanks Ext for posting the Gab info.
These initiatives by lefties to deny us Deplorables any voice in our country has to be fought.


I see we are still getting the daily Soros talking point dump.

You read his shit? Why?


Rural Illinois must be the safest place in America


"Do not tell me something isn't fundamentally different now."

Right you are, Caitlin.

For one thing, there was a time when we didn't wittingly let bat-shit crazy people mix it up with the general population.


Yah! I completed my biannual flight review yesterday...

...There wasn't enough altitude to practice stalls and we had to settle for 45 degree bank turns and a go-around (aborted landing).


Speaking of having enough altitude for stalls, in the punishment inflicted on us last week in our 3 days in the Memphis Simulator, the FAA training mandates had us doing the stall series at 10,000 feet, then they had us re-doing it at 38,000 feet. We were told that as a consequence of that Air France plane a few years back which picked up icing in the pitot tubes halfway across the Atlantic and plummeted into the ocean* the FAA decided we needed to enter full stalls at 6 miles high. Yikes! What an uncomfortable feeling in a heavy passenger/cargo jet:(

And we were doing it in Memphis because they have an MD-10 Simulator. We are dual qualled on the Md-10 and the MD-11, but we Anchorage guys have not flown an MD-10 in over 10 years since all we do is long haul International stuff and they save the MD-10 for short run domestic puddle-jumps out of Memphis.

So they put us in this unfamiliar sloppy beast of an MD-10 Simulator, zapped us up to 38 grand, had us do the full squirrel cage, and then had us do steep turns of 30's bank angles for 90 degrees of heading and reversal, and having to manually work the throttles to be holding airspeed just above stick shaker and/or stall buffet. Then they had us reduce power and hold the nose up through stall buffet, then through stick shaker, and into 45 nose up full stall unusual attitude before falling off and nose plummet, and then we had to scramble to recover and it was thousands of feet later we were able to recover without ripping the wings off. We did that about a dozen. Man, was that uncomfortable!

Anyhow, most un-fun Sim periods I can recall in my 30 years at the company:) By the end of the 3rd day I noticed at breakfast in the hotel that my underarms hurt, so I looked in the mirror up in my bathroom and noticed I had red rings of chaffing under both armpits from sweating and friction while having to do so much strenuous backpull in these stupid scenarios just to get into the full stalls and recovery.

Thankfully since I am nearing retirement I will never have to go back to Memphis for training again, and I'll never see another MD-10 for forever. {redacted} the FAA. Keep the purple side up!

* If you watched the frightening video I linked above on the Airbus crash, the Air France had some awful design problems. First, we are told that the heat to the pitot tubes was less than US planes heat to pitot tubes, because previously when AirBus's were sitting on the ramp and the heat was turned on it would cause some replacement problems, so to reduce that minor problem their engineers we are told decided a good fix was to reduce the amount of heating to their pitot tubes, which solved the relatively inconsequential ground problem but left them much more vulnerable to airborne icing problems than in Boeing or McDonnell Douglas products. Second, the Airbus does not have a yoke but instead has a joy stick controller to the side of each pilot, and neither pilot could see nor feel what the other pilot was doing with his joy stick, so if one guy on one side was trying to lower the nose while the other guy was pulling back, the first guy who made an input had priority that the plane responded to. In the crash the guy in the left seat basically had a death grip pulling back for 36,000 feet of plummet, never allowing the plane to get it's nose lowered to start flying again and get out of the stall. He didn't release back pressure on the joystick until about 2,000 feet altitude remaining over the ocean, not enough time and altitude to recover from the stall prior to impact. Thankfully in our planes we have a Yoke system, so whatever I do with the control yoke is copied by the First officers yoke, so we know and can see and feel exactly what inputs the plane is responding to. Just putting that out there to make you passengers feel better. Apologies for being so long winded.



“This individual — I won’t even call him a man — he’s the poorest excuse for a man you could ever come up with,” Mattis said, according to the Military Times.

“Who would use a weapon in a house of worship, on unarmed innocent people and even shoot four policemen, then surrender himself? This is a coward,” Mattis added. “He is not a man by any definition that we use in the Department of Defense.”


3-2-1... before they come out complaining about the sexism in that statement?


People are saying that Trump is putting a nice wedge in the Democrats calling for the death penalty for the Pittsburgh shooter.

35% of Democrats support the death penalty,while 59% oppose
In contrast to Republicans
77% in favor , 17% opposed

Frau Indianerherz

Football? OK, here's Jane Russell's husband, Bob Waterfield

When asked during one 2017 interview what keeps him awake at night, he replied, “Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.”

From October 8th:

Carville: Kavanaugh "Worth A Lot More Alive Than Dead," "Democrats Are Going To Keep Digging Up Stuff"

"If the Democrats win the House, they'll probably hold some kind of hearings on the fact that a lot of people think that he perjured himself during his confirmation hearings to the Court of Appeals," Carville predicted.

Carville said the result of the Kavanaugh confirmation in terms of politics "is probably as good as you could hope for" for Democrats.

"He's not going to go away and had they defeated him, they would have just picked someone equally as right-wing as Kavanaugh... in a lame duck session. We're not going to get this seat on the Supreme Court and I think in terms of political optimization, I think today's result is probably as good as you could hope for," Carville told Smerconish.

The veteran Democratic strategist warned this is just the beginning, that Democrats will "keep digging up stuff" on Kavanaugh and that he will be a campaign issue not just in 2018 but 2020 as well.

"Kavanaugh is going to be an issue in 2018. He's going to be an issue in 2020. The Democrats are going to keep digging up stuff. The press is not going to stop all of the things that they're working on about Kavanaugh," he said.


Heh, case #1,483 of the smartest President evah:

Jack Murphy
‏ @RealJack

Obama tells Michigan Democratic voters to get out and vote early.

Michigan doesn’t have early voting.

Miss Marple

President Trump has been a liberal hander-outer of candy — aides have had to bring him three refill baskets so far. pic credit @KateBennett_DC pic.twitter.com/uP6hAlrCfR

— The TRUMP PAGE (@MichaelDelauzon) October 28, 2018

So it was a gay family bris. Why haven't they thrown homophobia into the news cycle?

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

I like how teh prez has on a green matching tie to what Melania is wearing.

Miss Marple

Interesting quote:


Miss Marple

Sarah Sanders
‏Verified account @PressSec
9h9 hours ago

Is there any tragedy the Washington Post won’t exploit to attack President @realDonaldTrump? The evil act of anti-Semitism in Pittsburg was committed by a coward who hated President Trump because @POTUS is such an unapologetic defender of the Jewish community and state of Israel.


Could somebody weigh in on the mitzvah b'peh and whether it is a universal part of the bris or only in certain sects? I'm sorry/not sorry, that should be outlawed in this country. Rabbis who perform it should be deported to Israel or Germany or Poland, I don't even care.


Insty’s down.

jim nj


The betting markets are predicting a Republican victory.


Jimmyk: seriously, you cannot make this stuff up. Too funny.

This is a constant with a certain type of liberal, I find. Throughout their incessant pontifications they emit a steady stream of some real howlers, all the while completely oblivious to how comically foolish this makes them appear to the rest of us.

Yes, it is no doubt true that it is often due to their superficial grasp of the topic at hand--and more often then not, complete ignorance--but the will do this on topics they actually understand quite well. One can say that they are just mired in their emotions, but this really will not do: these are parodies of emotions--they have not much to do with real,adult emotions. It is as though they are acting out some movie script in their heads and the rest of the whole world are props in the scene. Just who exactly do they imagine the audience is, anyway?

Again, too funny.


You are doing a hell of a job!

Miss Marple

We just had a 30-second power outage, I guess due to high wind, which we have had all afternoon.

When I got back on, I got that 404 Forbidden Cloudflare thing, but fortunately I remembered daddy's hint to go to history, which I did, so now I am back!

jim nj



It is as though they are acting out some movie script in their heads and the rest of the whole world are props in the scene.

From 2013:

The MacGuffinization of American Politics


Miss Marple

On the set of Promise, first day of shooting. My favorite acting experience in a career of fifty years. Blessed to have been with the one and only Jim Garner... #JamesGarner pic.twitter.com/j0e3GQ4UmX

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 28, 2018

Just posting this because I always liked James Gardner.


I want scientists to invent sugar that doesn't kill us but in the mean time...


In another few months I won't even have a job, Jane! :-)

(Well, I guess if the market truly crashes like the 1920's I might have to hang in a bit longer.)

jim nj


Salena Zito

jim nj


NY Post endorses Bob Hugin in NJ senate race.

Miss Marple

A little glimpse of the new Brazilian president. I don't think the lefties here will be happy. HA!

Jair Bolsonaro is a savage ! And I mean that as a compliment.

Here are some of his finest moments. #Thuglife 😎


— Oak-town ☢ Unfiltered / Vote Republican (@hrtablaze) October 28, 2018

Clarice Feldman

Pin,mitzvah b'peh is likely by a very small sect. I never even heard of it and I've been in orthodox, conservative and reform synagogues.It's done only in the Chareidi community. Maybe a million and a half followers around the world.They generally are anti-Zionist. As with everything else even within that community the practice is a cause of serious dispute.

jim nj


30 Hamas rockets inspired 80 counter attacks.


Silly Piers Morgan tweets American should try giving up some guns.

I replied that Gen’l Gates tried to do that already, June 19, 1775. Look where that got him.

Dave Seville

I have no dog in the Johnathon Haidt fracas, having read very little if anything by the dude, but thought this interview where he talks specifically about Buddhism and what Buddha got wrong to be pretty interesting.
Unfortunately he doesn't seem to follow that up with the basic understanding that Buddhism is based on an impossible and undesirable premise that denies not only our evil desires but many of the most noble and denies in some sense man himself, finding him fully as flawed as the Judeo-Christian faith and then relying on this hopelessly flawed creature to perfect himself.
Talk about a recipe for misery.


Yikes, Miss Marple! Bolsonaro makes Trump look like a wallflower. My favorite bit, though, was, "They accuse me of everything. Except corruption."


Hey, daddy, you describe some intense training. I appreciate your detailed description. Is the simulator good enough to recreate the actual dynamics, so that you get to feel what it would be like? Can the plane drop a wing at stall? That's a quick way to get into a spin.

I just watched the video. Scary.

I can imagine you have mixed feelings about retiring. Flying all over the world sounds exciting to someone who's only been to Canada less than a half dozen times.

Miss Marple

Winner of the evening is the White House lighting designer. President Trump is still passing out candy, which indicates to me they had an overflow crowd.


Miss Marple

JM Hanes,

Glad you got to see that, because Twitter has now deleted it. I expect lefties were offended by some of his comments on that video. LOL!


Nice link to Salina Zito, jim. She dispensed with the reporterese toward the end and stated opinions. Not sure that was her best look, actually.


A commenter at BJG blog

Good details\recap of the non-case happenings the last month or so. Almost hilarious.
“Concord Management’s lawyers revealed that Mueller’s team had ignored over 70 discovery requests they had made for information in the case. In response Mueller’s team offered to give Concord Management’s lawyers a massive amount of social media data from those dangerous trolls who sought to influence the US election and the majority of the data was in RUSSIAN.
Mueller’s lawyers then admitted that they didn’t even have English translations for the Russian social media posts. However, somehow Mueller’s lawyers believed Americans were influenced by these Russian language posts?”

Bernardo de la paZ

I told you, of that wave, the press had assigned another magnate the largest bloc of time followed by the leftist candidate but jair still won.

Miss Marple

Thread by Imperator Rex on Victoria Nuland's involvement in Spygate:



Terry Bradshaw gets handsomer every time I see him.


squaredance, Obama is just phoning it in. I don't want to say he's lazy, as that would sound rayciss, but he's l**y. Just as with mispronouncing the Wisconsin Dem's name, 10 minutes of prep would have prevented the own goal, but after 8 years of being President with zero media scrutiny, he just figures he can get away with it.


"They accuse me of everything. Except corruption."

Now that he's been elected, that will change. It's the same playbook the left has had for Trump. Don't try to come up with better candidates and better arguments, just attack, and make up corruption stories if necessary. I wonder if Brazil has an emoluments clause?

Bernardo de la paZ

Of course, one should recall the Egyptians were the one who tested their chemical weapons in Yemen, as prelude to deploying them in israel


Dave Seville

Barry is a walking corps.

Miss Marple



i'd be skeptical that no motivation could be found regarding Paddock ...

I think there needs to be a lot more grilling of his Filipino girlfriend and her extended family.

Just for instance I first read that the Bomb-Maker was half Phillipino, not half Puerto Rican as in Clarice's excellent Pieces. Do we have a definitive answer to that question?

Miss Marple




That's good to hear. I first found out about it from Dr Savage.

It sounds like The Tree of Life is analogous to a Father Pfleger flavor Column A Column B type church.

Beasts of England

Great pic of the White House decorations, Miss Marple!! 👻

I have the evening off, and think I'll fall asleep watching baseball... Go Sox!!



Father Pfleger flavor Column A Column B type church.

Not quite sure of the reference, but I believe Tree of Life is a Conservative synagogue. The Conservative movement is indeed a sort of compromise between the Orthodox and the Reform, and consequently is dwindling, at least from what I understand.

Dave Seville

The risk these populists face is they only attain power after the crooks and liars have so ruined the system that it usually crashes on the populists' watch.

Clarice Feldman

Half Phillipino--my typo. Father returned home when the bomb guy was young.

Kevlar Kid

"And I think we, as leaders, we got to figure out how do we make inclusive aspirational politics strategically valuable again?"

Just fuck off, Pud Ryan. That isn't an elected official's job.

And just WTF are "aspirational politics?" You are a no good wonk who has allowed rot to fester right in front of you and did NOTHING.

So i don't want YOU grading the President of the United States.

Enjoy your family, get a good battery of enemas, and STFU forever.

There. That is all.

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