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November 03, 2018

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Sammy

Mammy, I’m home from Alabamy.

Marlene

Good Morning! Miss Marple,thanks for the rally report!

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Sweet Home Alabama!

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hoyden

Dragging this over from the prev thred

TWIP is up.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/the-week-in-pictures-election-eve-edition.php

Captain Hate

As I stated previously, Serpenthead's extended period of misery begins tonight.

JimNorCal

"Look for the gun" as they hand out money to "migrants"
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/the-week-in-pictures-election-eve-edition.php

Jack is Back!

Happy for you, MM. Nice report.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Trying again!

Sweet Home, Alabama!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GxWmSVv-cY

From the last of the Last.

Porchlight @ 10:16. Thanks!

MM, So Happy that you got into the rally and thanks for a great 1st report.

Bernardi Dr la paz

So a black LGBT staffer for Obama and christine Quinn was caught spreading anti semitic graffiti in brooklyn.

daddy

I could not get the story to load that supposedly explained Sessions recusal as some fear of FISA actions. In plain English can someone explain what that was about. Was there actually a real reason for him to recuse himself other than gullibility in acquiescing to his political opponents PC demands?

Miss Marple

Good morning!

Boy, talk about tired! I just woke up!

Miss Marple

https://bongino.com/the-george-papadopoulos-interview-youve-been-waiting-for/#gs.nU7PVI4

Thread with a real-time transcript of the interview.

https://twitter.com/STUinSD/status/1058561652814041088

JimNorCal

Oops, wrong link
https://mobile.twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1052629557826736129

Miss Marple

Massive #MAGARally🇺🇸tonight in Indiana, thank you. Everyone get out and https://t.co/0pWiwCHGbh! pic.twitter.com/5jVFO6SIsz

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2018

Pictures at link!

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2h2 hours ago

Congresswoman Maxine Waters was called the most Corrupt Member of Congress! @FoxNews If Dems win, she would be put in charge of our Country’s finances. The beginning of the end!

daddy

So a black LGBT staffer for Obama and christine Quinn was caught spreading anti semitic graffiti in brooklyn.

Link please, Narciso. Prager spends a lot of time showing how so many of these Anti-Semitic claims wind up being fraudulent and perpetrated by Lefties in the long run.

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

Heading to Montana and Florida today! Everyone is excited about the Jobs Numbers - 250,000 new jobs in October. Also, wages rising. Wow!
==================================
This man is 72. When I saw him last night, he was full of energy and looked WAY younger. Here he is today flying clear across the country!

daddy

An oldie, but a goodie.


Jack is Back!

Serpenthead just made a cameo appearance on College Gameday (natch)!

Captain Hate

The energy level of DJT is off the charts. Look at the vids of the Bathhouse Rat, particularly the one where his horrible body language is discussed; besides sounding like a stuttering retard and his mottled hair, he looks HIV+.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/sinema_verite__arizona_dem_gets_taliban_wish.html

"Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona, said in a resurfaced radio interview from 2003 that she does not care if people fight for the Taliban against the United States…"

All Americans need to vote Republican on 6 Now 2018, IMO.

Threadkiller

Imperator Rex suspended from Twitter four days before the election??

Too bad. Rex was in the middle of a November Surprise where he explained how wrong he has been with his spreading of 4-Delusions.

Maybe Twitter Tbeanzzz can pick up Rex's dropped goal posts and make a run with them.

daddy

Naturally Judy Munro-Leighton, admitted fake Kavanaugh accuser, is a donor to Beto O'Rourke: Judy Munro-Leighton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Little new here in this article, but it illustrates the masterful job done in removing most of this profs Fascists pics and posts from Social Media. I do hope she goes to jail for an extended period. When we acquiesce to bad behavior we enable and encourage more of it.

Threadkiller

Congratulations MM on making it to President Trump's rally!

Captain Hate

Rex was in the middle of a November Surprise where he explained how wrong he has been with his spreading of 4-Delusions.

Where did I leave that shocked face?

James D.

Daddy @ 9:29

The execrable Bret Stephens’ op ed in todays NYT asks “ why aren’t Democrats walking away with the midterm elections”

Miss Marple

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
52m52 minutes ago

A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanough has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE! Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?

Momto2

Yes, daddy - I noticed even the Daily Mail had no photos of Judy. I guess we can all use our imagination of how a 70-year-old professor with those moral standards and mental outlook might appear.

Do you think if she were a Republican who had pulled such a stunt the cameras of CNN/MSNBC/CBS/ABC etc. etc. would be camped out in front of her home and office? Hmmmm...

Bernardi Dr la paz

It's on this thread:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-vandal-who-scrawled-anti-semitic.html

Ignore the nat x character.

Dave Seville

--I think Imperatore Rex was banned from twitter a few weeks ago. I may be wrong, but I think he moved to GAB, which also came under assault.--

Why, it's almost like we have a big brother.

boatbuilder

Bret Stephens notwithstanding, the real question is why the Republicans aren't 20 points ahead in every race. It appears that Serpenthead's law, "It's the economy, stupid" has been repealed or has been suspended, if the polls are to be believed.

Big "if." (I remain cautiously optimistic--how's that for going out on a limb!)

One thing about the progs and their mind-numbed followers--they still see the economy as a zero sum thing. Thus they can block out the undeniable facts that more--lots more-- people have jobs, are getting raises, are coming off the unemployment rolls, are paying taxes, etc. because they know, in their unshakeable cores, that the money is being taken away from someone else who deserves it more.

That this is readily disproven nonsense is beside the point.

Dave Seville

--these stars are truly alien interlopers, suggesting they originated within a single large dwarf galaxy--

Finally, an explanation for the existence of Robert Reich.

daddy

I may be mistaken, but I think that Harry Stein is a JOMer, once removed: Bloodied Again
Red Sox legend Curt Schilling proves too "deplorable" for Boston's World Series festivities.

Harry appears to be a BoSox fan. If I have erred I assume I will shortly be advised of my egregious errors.

Go Breed's,
and Go to Hell, Dook!

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-spends-18m-on-consultancy-firm-despite-promising-not-to-hire-any-consultants

"Beto O'Rourke spends $18M on consultancy firm despite promising not to hire any consultants"

I dreamed about this fraud last night. Who would even have the nerve to go up to someone and say
"If you will give us 18 million dollars we will create such a facetious you that some will vote to give you a job that pays $174,000 a year.

Total Insanity!

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Harry is tonto's husband and a good friend of ours. Don't know if he ever posts here or even lurks.

daddy

Thanks for trying, Narciso---Althouse won't load over here.

Meanwhile, I get this from the NYPost''s Andrea Peyser:

Alec Baldwin, 60, my foe, my secret, guilty crush,

Seriously? That gross, untalented buffoon? Why not just go all in in lust on whoever drives your garbage truck. Maybe it is just me but I so misperceive this guy as having any "talent" at all.

Captain Hate

Harry appears to be a BoSox fan. If I have erred I assume I will shortly be advised of my egregious errors.

Mets.

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
21m21 minutes ago

Thank you to @PeteHegseth and @KatiePavlich for your nice, and very wise, statements on the Economy. You both really get it! @foxandfriends

Extraneus

Mexico governor withdraws offer of buses to transport migrant caravan

Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes announced the offer Friday.

At the same time, 1,000 U.S. troops had deployed to the southern border with Mexico at various locations, Fox News confirmed.

“It is very important that they be able to move soon from Veracruz toward another place,” Yunes said. “For that reason, we also offered them transportation so that, if possible, tomorrow ... they may be able to go to Mexico City or to the place they wish.”

Yunes said dozens of buses would be available.

“We are all going!” a caravan organizer told the group.

But then Yunes reversed himself, saying that because Mexico City’s water system was undergoing maintenance and much of the city would be without water over the weekend, it would not be correct to send the migrants there.

“I want to offer the migrants that while this problem is being resolved they accept my invitation to go to a city in Veracruz” that has the conditions to host them, he said.

Dave Seville

Mammy, I’m home from Alabamy.
Put on those eggs and hammy.
A Stooges classic...and I don't mean Iggy and the.

boatbuilder

Schilling is the best. I suspect that at some point he told John Henry that he wasn't ever going to show up for any PR stunt for them, which gave the Sox an excuse to not invite him, but that is pure speculation on my part.

He used to call in to the sports talk shows from his car while he was driving to Fenway and talk quite frankly about sports stuff--not politics--as "Kurt on the car phone". Very engaging and open.

Dave Seville

Someone smart should pay for a bunch of buses to load up that caravan, lock the doors and drive them all back to Honduras and other points south.

Beasts of England

Roll Tide!!

(Hey, I'm just tying to be on topic...)

~ ~ ~

Glad you had a great time at the rally, Miss Marple! I watched a few minutes and the energy is obvious!!

Porchlight

Welcome, pagar!

So happy for you MM. There is nothing on earth like a Trump rally! And at your own high school, too. Few people have experienced that!

boatbuilder

I watched a few episodes of Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars thing on Netflix, which could have been called "Driving around with Liberals" and was only mildly amusing. The one guy who was actually quite funny was Alec Baldwin, mainly because he made no pretense of being anything other than a cynical prick.

Porchlight

Alec Baldwin is talented at what he does and he has a great voice. He is a total prick. He is also a distant cousin (my grandmother was a Baldwin).

I wonder if the New York Philharmonic will drop him.

Porchlight

Florida early voting still looking good:


Larry Schweikart
@LarrySchweikart


1) FL early/absentee vote:
Absentee Ballot Rs lead by 67,540
In-Person Early Voting - D lead by 10,638
Combined Early voting - Rs lead by 56,902

At this same time in 2016: DEMs lead of 5,280

2) We expect "souls to the polls" tomorrow to shave 35k off lead.

10:12 AM · Nov 3, 2018 · Twitter Web Client

https://mobile.twitter.com/LarrySchweikart/status/1058723501878607872

More at link.

anonamom

A sweet post of what is now called Free Range Childhood.
What used to be called Being a Kid or Growing Up.

Comments continue the theme...


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-245.php

Captain Hate

There's no way Baldwin doesn't have a substance problem.

Miss Marple

Other bits of stuff I noticed from last night:

1. They handed out those signs and everyone wanted one to wave! I brought home 3 as souvenirs. Most people took theirs home, too.

2. Before the President came out they had two very attractive girls in dresses and heels come out and throw Trump hats to the crowd. There were already a LOT of people in the red hats, but these were extras.

3. My sister leaned over and said, "You know (insert name of our democrat sister here)got to go see Michelle Obama. Of course, she had to PAY to get in."

Dave Seville

Obama Campaigns: 'Do We Want a Politics Where People Are Yelling and Making Lewd Gestures?'

Repeatedly interrupted by hecklers, Obama asked, "Why is it that the folks that won the last election are so mad all the time?"

Because you tried to overturn our constitutional republic and appoint your hag of a successor?
Because your pals shoot us and hit us with bike locks?
Because you smear with despicable lies anyone who opposes you?
Because you're always giving us the finger while doing the above and then lecturing us on civility?

Dave Seville

Hey! worked in preview

Dave Seville

GD typepad! Can't even post a pic anymore.

anonamom

I LOVE number Three above!

Says it all about Dem "leadership," doesn't it?

The ones who are not evil Marxists are completely corrupt.
And nobody ever seems to question how these lifetime "public servants" end up as multimillionairres.

Porchlight

I stupidly did not bring my sign home from the August 2016 rally, MM. Have no idea what I was thinking. I think it was something superstitious about jinxing the outcome.

Dave Seville

Test;

Michael (fpa P4F) ... Stop the Witch Hunt - Stop the Coup !

Miss M - So happy that you finally got to go to one of Pres. Trump's rallies.

What a memorable day and great experience for you.

Glad you were able to get some souvenirs for posterity.


Dave Seville

--2) We expect "souls to the polls" tomorrow to shave 35k off lead.--

Presumably that's when the Dem dead rise from the grave, so shouldn't it have been on Halloween?

anonamom

Ig, All Souls Day is November 2, so this is the closest Sunday...

Miss Marple

anonamom,

Thanks for posting that article on how we grew up.

I got to thinking and my mother didn't have memorable phrases - just The Look. That was what we got when we did somethig she didn't aprove of.

My dad DID have sayings, although, given his 5 years in the Armny and a lifetime of construction-type work, they were pretty colorful.

He's not worth a fart in a skillet.

That's not worth sour owl shit. (This one was used so often that my sister, my rally pal, sent me a cartoon she drew titled "The Sour Owl." LOL!

daddy

Seriously? That gross, untalented buffoon? Why not just go all in in lust on whoever drives your garbage truck. Maybe it is just me but I so misperceive this guy as having any "talent" at all.

Apologies to Garbage Truck drivers. One of our boy's wives fell in-love with the Garbage truck Driver and ran off with him so I feel for garbage Truck drivers:( You'll recall that when "Doc" Mahoney's wife ran off with the Doctor he earned the nickname "Doc", ergo under the old rules my buddies new nickname ought'a be "Garbage" but who knows nowadays).

Anyhow our demoralized boy, "Garbage'" mooned for ages with the Osaka Jap ramp agent, Shitska, (cute as pie and skinny as a whistle, but she would drag you out where they were eating that Jap sushi that would poison you if they cut it incorrectly. "Garbage" dated her for a while but then she ran off with another one of our other guys who was living on a mountaintop outside Tucsan, and don't get me started on her relationship to the 4 Million dollar sunrise/sunset location on Maui and the consequences of that failed love affair.

We of course were all in love with Shitska, regardless of her name:), so I don't think that gives much insight into garbage truck drivers, and I hope my comments upon them haven't been misinterpreted as "Dog Whistles" to the gallery of White Supremacist Nationalist's hanging out here on Trump's every word.

Shitska, BTW, was the gal who demanded I visit this Kyoto Monastery in Winter once the snow had fallen: Ryuanji --- I visited the place with our Gay Buddhist gal Captain, just after her serving as foreman of some Seattle Murder trial, and authoring the foreword of a book printed by the Smithsonian, about her grandfather ripping off the Natives and his Swedish partner in 1929 of hundreds of thousands of profits in the Fur Trade in their Iliamna Rod House Trading Post. She was looking for Karmic closure and a snowy Ryoangi did the trick. Om nom yo rim gay kyoo.

Morning, Miss M:)

Miss Marple

In case yopu missed this, Charlie has provided the clip at the link:

As requested, the video of @realDonaldTrump mocking Antifa for their little arms and weak little faces behind the black helmets pic.twitter.com/ll2lZviSzs

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 2, 2018
Miss Marple

Caleb Hull
🎅🏼
🌲
🎁
‏Verified account @CalebJHull
3m3 minutes ago

Caleb Hull
🎅🏼🌲

My favorite part about CNN denying Trump’s ad is that they then proceeded to give it so much coverage for being “racist” that it gave Trump free advertising and reached more people than it would have if they just ran it.

Jack is Back!

Hells Bells!

Horse Feathers!

LIke the midget and amazon. When their toes to toes his nose is in it. When they are nose to nose his toes are in it.

Like a fat lady taking up all the room in the Elevator.

Bopping around like a cork on a windy river.

[Just a sample of the King of Idioms, Gerry Cooper, legendary Big Construction project superintendent].

Miss Marple

Massive Crowds Line Up For Trump Rally In Bozeman, Montanapic.twitter.com/cf3Exsuf43

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 3, 2018

Video at link.

Tonto

@ Daddy: Harry is a METS fan (keep him in your prayers). He used to do a lot of sports writing and covered a few key Red Sox games. Also he once took batting practice from Wade Boggs for Sports Magazine -- a real humiliation as I recall.

Miss Marple


William Shatner
‏Verified account @WilliamShatner
1m1 minute ago

I see that @facebook is once again allowing conterfeit @startrek merchandise to be peddled on their site. This time with a photoshopped image of @SirPatStew Dont they have checks and balances in place? 🙄

=================================

Actually, they are too busy censoring conservatives.

Jack is Back!

Your Latin Phrase of the Day:

Me totum philosophiae dabo

Has anyone read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? Friend has recommended it but I know his the stuff he reads is usually "way out there".

rse

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Heartland_Factbook_2018_Full_Report.pdf is from the Brookings Metro people in what used to be known as the Regional Equity movement.

I call attention to it because the Walton Family Foundation is the financial sponsor of this. THat would be open pushing of the prog agenda by walton. I have heard speakers from this group on more than one occasion.

Extraneus

Did I miss the discussion of Michael Cohen's November surprise?

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/michael-cohen-trump-racist-language

daddy

Here is Jim nj's post from way earlier on the possibility
that the Milky Way absorbed a Dwarf Galaxy about 10 Billion years ago: The Galactic Collision That Reshaped Our Milky Way

I am reposting because it is a worthwhile read, and it is unusual in that the text is easily understandable and initially absent political opinion. Makes one wonder why the early universe would have ordered itself on non-political principles.

Tonto

s/b batting instructions

Buckeye

Tonto,

Even if he can't swing a bat like Wade Boggs, Harry is one of my all time favorites.

Sets a good example for clear, rational thinking.

Miss Marple

Ahem.


Corin Cates-Carney
‏ @clccarney
59m59 minutes ago

An hour after sunrise in Belgrade, MT. The line to get into the fourth @realDonaldTrump rally in the state this election cycle is more than a quarter mile long. One man at the front of the line said he got here at 4am.

Miss Marple

Nuts. Picture got cropped more than the preview showed. Here is the link to the actual picture:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrFjLcAU8AUBj41.jpg

Jack is Back!

People are not going to stand in line for hours, like MM did, and in Belgrade above, and not vote. Something the political scientists, the media, polling firms, and the Dems just don't seem to understand.

Miss Marple

Here's a nice message I got from a democrat yesterday:

There is no equivalency to Obama. He didn’t say the things Trump has. The grievance. We won’t forget you when all of this is over, scum.

Miss Marple

These are pictures going around Instagram of the soldiers setting up on the Mexican border.

God bless you men please stay safe. MAGA let's light up Twitter in support of our troops! 🇺🇸🇺🇸#ArmyStrong #MAGA #BorderPatrol #ArmyLivesMatter #SupportOurMilitary #illegalaliens pic.twitter.com/zdzsZJKnqP

— 🇺🇸 💕Melania's #1 Fan ❤ 🇺🇸 (@Melania_Fan) November 3, 2018

Pictures at link.

Miss Marple

Jack,

This is quite true. I cannot think of another public figure I would have undergone that ordeal for. Not one.

I early voted on Thursday. I didn't want to take a chance on my car not starting or some other emergency causing me to not be able to vote.

Man Tran

Greetings from sunny Scottsdale. Hanging out with my old boss from 48 yrs ago when I first got out of school, back in my crashing cars and airplanes era. Tonight we go to my HS reunion. By now it’s getting small enough that we are holding it in the back of a Mexican restaurant. Heh.

For having left the Valley 46 yrs ago and only visited the area briefly since, I’m blown away by how sparkly fresh and upscale it is. Like the tonier neighborhoods in LA maybe 30 yrs ago before the deadbeats left a shitty pallor on the whole area. I’ve seen more exotic high end cars in one afternoon that ten trips to Bellevue where they mostly show up in Seattle.

Not much indication of elections in view. Only comment my boss said was a snort about McSally being a ‘fighter pilot’. He always considered the Warthog more of a marginal flying tank. (Before you jump on him for that snark, keep in mind he has spent his career making military aircraft safer beyond almost anything a shop his size could have done.)

On a more recent note, his little group were all invited to go over to Yuma to watch the Orion craft get yanked out the back of a C-17 at FL350 to test its landing capabilities. They developed some energy absorbers used in the external support assy.

Off tomorrow down to Tucson for a couple days. Hope to get some shooting done with a couple old pals.

Miss Marple

Speaking of voting, listen to this.

A friend of mine, who just got back from Hawaii, had her Medicare consulting appointment yesterday. The gal she had to see was lte 20's-early 30's.

So, my friend mentioned that she normally doesn't talk politics at work, but she did comment on having tickets to the rally but didn't know if she had the stamina to attend, having been on a plane almost all of Wednesday. She did say she thought it was neat to have a sitting President speaking at her kids' high schoo.

So the girl talked about how she thought Trump was doind a great job., Then she asked my friend if she was going to vote in the "special electioin." My friend asked if she was talking about the midterms. Yes.

THEN it turns out the girl wasn't going to vote because SHE THOUGHT YOU HAD TO REGISTER BEFORE EVERY ELECTION!

My friend corrected her and convinced her to go vote.

How many young people think this way? When I was in high school we were taught election rules, including registration. In addition, there were public service ads explaining registration and voting.

Public schools are not helping our youth!

Miss Marple

Here's a thread detailing the airport rally in Huntington, West Virginia yesterday. It's pretty neat and shows how organized the Trump people are. (They wee organized where we were as well.)

https://twitter.com/k_ovfefe/status/1058560359466962944

Miss Marple

Here is a thread on Trump's midterm strategy, and it's well worth reading.

You may have noticed Mike Braun only said about 4 sentences last night. I told my sister that it was smart, because he realized no one was really there to see HIm. They were there for Trump.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1058488848945217538.html

--------peter

Well, for the first time in a few weeks, one of my comments actually stayed up on typepad for more than five minutes. Morning everyone. Last night we went to see a local band that specializes in New Orleans based music. They did a cover of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCE34d-gzgo

which I am putting up for a mid-day KJOM selection.

narciso

hey peter, you were finally able to get through, the death eaters have no such problem,

Miss Marple

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/mark-penn-democrats-dont-understand-this-surprising-secret-of-trumps-success

JMHanes

With apologies for self- indulgently hi-jacking a football thread, although one could argue this is about football at a galactic level....

daddy:

The passage you quoted about the Milky Way cannibalizing another galaxy sent me back to a poem, on an epic model, about Poseidon which I started writing years ago. It commences, as all such poetry does, with the beginning of the universe. Fans of Greek & Roman writers will recognize many of the terms, and if anyone spies any scientific errors in my conflation of science & mythology, pls let me know. 1928 refers to the year an arm of the famous Poseidon statue in the Athens Museum was pulled from the sea.

Habeas Corpus, 1928

We fix a number to the rose-red dawn
Of time: one trillion, six hundred
Seventy-nine billion, seven hundred
Twenty-eight thousand, five hundred
And thirty-four suns ago, roughly,
And by no sweet act of love,
Earth was fruited from the cold.
The very day before there was a day
Chaos, whose bold rounded lips
Mouth eternally receeding questions,
Yawned; Gaia, the infant mother,
Opened her eyes and screamed, her birth
No issuing forth, but a sucking in
Of unimaginable proportion.

The bang dynamic, in reverse:
A gleaming interstellar arc is jostled
By a super-nova’s wave, perhaps,
A sigh, the why is Chaos, as two bits
Of dust push up against each other,
Fail to part, and, whispering consanguinity,
Insinuate a vast disorder in the stream.
Just so a slight corruption grows
Infectious, passion is by hunger seized.
Weight swallows weight, and matter feeds
On matter, is compressed, collides
And shatters; violent consummations
Traced in thermonuclear light
Attest an irresistible inward slide.

In the end, or the beginning, Gaia spins,
Cold gravid globe, her pit a frozen
Steely ball, Tartaros, so-called,
Whose nature is as yet obscure and
Strange, some say an anvil
Hurled into the deep did drop
Nine days before it came to rest.
Faint seismic echoes of the deed persist,
In troubling dreams, we plumb the dark,
Dense heart of iron, solid, unalloyed
Imprisonned in corrupt metallic flux,
Inchoately conductive, wanting only heat
To heave and go electric. Lo, enrapt
Above him, we the living seed
The mothering stone, placental mass
Of elemental rock and water, air, amino acids
And their kind, locked in meteoric carbon
Wanting only warmth and time to breed.

And comes the Heat! In splendour
Long forgotten, it is Eros, he who thaws
The hardest heart, the unyielding womb,
Whose lust, like light, makes all things
Possible. Pure searing aspiration,
Passion in primordial estate,
He fathers nothing, for he is but both
The catalyst of change and its result.
Forward of love, his asteroidal arrows pierce
The breast and melt the flesh of Gaia
From within. Twice born again she spins,
Molten, multilayered sphere, skin
Crusting over as the heat subsides,
Convection now the dynamo that drives
Creation outward from the core,
Calving continents and gods alike,
And men to entertain them there
Upon the shifting firmament between
The waters and the waters.

Frau Indianerherz

narciso - this looks tempting:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/sci-fi-stunner-prospect-values-small-stories-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away/

Dave Seville

What's especially delightful is when the bunghole posts about four in a row and as you kill the first one, killfile lines the next one right up on his sour owl shit name and "blam" down goes Frazhuh, and then again and again.
Semi auto killfile. Almost as good as the real thing.

Clarice Feldman

Yesterday I think Porchlight linked to a twitter page with some interesting info about the midterms. I cannot find the name of the page, does anyone remember it?

Miss Marple

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/11/03/president-trump-maga-rally-belgrade-montana-230pm-est-livestream/

Three livestream links on this thread. None, I note, are by any networks.

I am going to try the local one first.

Captain Hate

Has anyone read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? Friend has recommended it but I know his the stuff he reads is usually "way out there".

I read it. It moves around in time and with differing perspectives but does it coherently.

--------peter

Saddened to hear that Roy Hargrove has died. One of the few current jazz musicians who didn't give in to light jazz. Didn't even make it to fifty.

Captain Hate

We won’t forget you when all of this is over, scum.

I love when punks try to play Billy Badass. It's so convincing.

DrJ

How about some simple, direct Detroit rock?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoaAb5MnKtY

Seger.

I never cared mush for the LA or NY sound, though Chicago and Cleveland were great.

Jack is Back!

Frau,

Interesting movie, especially the communal effort, and creative use of materials, space, etc. Thanks for posting that.

maryrose

Nebraska is challenging Ohio State.

Jack is Back!

CH,

Thanks for the comment on Cloud Atlas. I think I'll order it.

Clarice Feldman

Found what I was looking for--Richard Baris.

Tom Bowler

Don't know much about poetry, but I like what you've written, JMH.

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