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December 17, 2018

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MissMarple2

Former FBI director James Comey defended his testimony to Congress as truthful and slammed GOP members for not defending the FBI against the president's attacks because they are "cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base," to "their everlasting shame." pic.twitter.com/6SzTXJOMlU

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 17, 2018

Video at link. Comey sounds miffed at the end.

Marlene

We had boxes of the daughter's stuff in the garage loft up at the cabin in Maine. A few summers ago when she visited,I told her she wasn't leaving until she culled some of the stuff,going back to 1st grade! We had one heck of a bonfire. But there are still several boxes of her stuff in the loft. :(

Old Lurker

"For some reason I let Maryrose set me off,"

HEY! That's my job.

clarice

OL, Genius! I was just threatening not to clean out any of the mounds of junk in the house we've had since 1976 and just leave it to my son to do when I become too infirm and old to live here (as my mother did to me).Pay back.

Old Lurker

Marlene, YL1 can, and does, claim the load of raising three children and a husband while still writing up science papers in her spare time. :-(

YL2 can, and does, milk how tired she is from the 999 hours per week her residency requires her to work with no sleep. :-(

They consider my OCD to be MY problem.

daddy

Bummer. I just stopped at our Salvation Army Store on Dimond Blve and the Sign says "Closed Due to Earthquake Damage", with some
Offical looking City Govt type form on the window saying the same thing in Legalese. Thats going to make a lousy Christmas for a lot of poor folks😞

D

Clarice:
I hear you.
My husband is a pack rat.
I am forced to wait until he goes swimming in the morning so I can haul junk from the 70’s and 80’s to the curb so the garbage collectors can take it.
MM:
I was responding to Lurkersusie’s post from last evening and then later today.
I do not killfile anyone.
I have nothing against you and read your posts.
Why you decided to go off on me I have no idea. We all want the same thing.
Some closure and resolution to this in my mind fake and phony Mueller probe.
Anyone involved in it is suspect to me.
Others have mocked me here but I no longer am triggered by their immature comments.

Jim Eagle

Clarice,

In Southampton we are finding out that the residents are a bunch of cheap bastards that want everything for a dollar of less. No wonder they got so rich:)

narc and I just had a great phone conversation. We will be meeting up soon, so everyone be on your good behavior since we prefer to talk about Castro dying, rum and coke, and how many books we have read.

clarice

So we agree, post it when you see it if you think it helps understand what's happening' and no one will be out of sorts if it's already been posted!

Extraneus

Yes, he sounds a bit like he's feeling some heat.

"So another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier," Comey quipped to reporters following six hours of closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill. "This while the President of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense?"

Comey also slammed GOP lawmakers for sitting on their hands.

"Republicans used to understand that the actions of a president matter, the words of a president matter, the rule of law matters, and the truth matters. Where are those Republicans today," said Comey. "At some point, someone has to stand up and in the fear of Fox News and fear of their base, and fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement."

The former FBI Director also refused to deny that he leaked classified information after he was fired as FBI Director - an assertion made by President Trump in April after it was revealed that Comey released what he claimed were personal memos documenting conversations with then-president-elect Trump in which he says he felt pressured to end the investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-17/comey-lashes-out-trump-gop-lawmakers-after-six-hours-testimony

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((The Resistance is now selling Robert Mueller Christmas ornaments ))

One shop here in Arlington has Mueller & RGB prayer candles.

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MM: you have mail. gmail.

Old Lurker

Clarice, what's odd about Howard keeping old visa bills for 50 years is that as a tax guy he knows better and would never allow a client to do that!

I grew up watching my tax lawyer father, every New Years Day, bring file box after file box into the living room to be burned in the fireplace because those boxes were then one day past the SoL dates. (Nobody shredded stuff back then.)

Pinandpuller

So I'm not the only organ donor.

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**RBG**

MissMarple2

Old Lurker,

ChiTown says they have been sending "surprises " to out of town relatives. One brother got his train set sent by slow truck (due to size and weight, I assume). Another got a Thanksgiving surprise of his Windsurfer.

Another brother got his 200+ collection of 1970-80 LP's.

ChiTow's mother has been stuck with all of this stuff. He is having much fun sending it to them. LOL!

Pinandpuller

Has anyone ever gone to the dump and brought stuff back?

Not talking Thr Town Dump CH.

Old Lurker

Ext, I swear Comey sounds like he has had a breakdown.

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/trending/with-fbi-misconduct-against-flynn-revealed-mueller-obstruction-probe-evaporates/

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GUS! that venison got there mighty fast. did you do something different? -Kev

Extraneus

So we agree

Yes, we agree. I post links when I have time to read RSS feeds and see things I think might have interest here, and others post the same links before or after me all the time. Who cares? We're trying to ride the constant tidal wave of information together.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Catsmeat: “all hail GUS, who of his own free will and habiliment“

New word for me. Dictionary claims habiliments are clothes corresponding to a profession. A knight wears armor. A judge wears robes. Is your usage also standard? Or did auto cucumber insinuate itself?

Pinandpuller

The Jews didn't like the LDS proxy baptisms. How do they like candles?

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i don't think that was the issue, Ext. :D

Old Lurker

MM, ChiLurker is just mad because I did that to him when he expressed an interest in my 1969 TEAC reel to reel tape recorders.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki


Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike in Iran Has Died, Another in Grave Danger

Hey Lindsey et al, when you going to make real martyrs as important as some jet setting, MB loving, Saudi intelligence connected punk like Kashoggi?

clarice

He does know better,OL but can't help itself. OTOH he does save stuff about house improvements to establish the basis. And he did help his firm get a large payment based on a promise they'd made years ago for an event which finally came to pass.So I can't say it's all bad--just that we desperately need to simplify and get rid of all the stuff in our many closets, file cabinets, attics and the giant storage room that we are not using.

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JimNorCal: i typed it into my phone just to test autocrock--- i got "...his own free will and halibut." go fig!

Jim Eagle

I have a pink sea in front of me. What happens to an easterly sea when the sun in the West sets under reflecting clouds. Two shrimpers left. Need to go to Publix tomorrow for fresh shrimp. Still abour 64F here. Pleasant to sit outside.

Mueller is on a death watch, I believe. When you have so many partisan attorneys trying to prove a negative, this is what you get. What the hell did a guy with his education and experience expect? Unicorns dancing in court?

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Some local faithful were touchy about the LSD baptisms too, Pin. ;)

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speaking of hunger strikers, how did the TiaWanna hunger strikers make out? Jamba Juice hunger strike or a no food/no water hunger strike. hmmmm. no foolin.

Pinandpuller

Speaking of Marilu Henner, I heard her tell of doing some kind of Catholic proxy ritual for the Three Stooges, which was fraught with all kinds of over and undertones.

Extraneus

i don't think that was the issue, Ext. :D

Heh.

D

OL:
Totally agree.
Comey looks completely unhinged.
He is projecting and lashing out and blaming others for lying when he and McCabe are the biggest liars of all.
I am glad the Repubs had a chance to ream his smug rear end.
Too bad he doesn’t realize that this is only the beginning of the end for him.
His hatred of President Trump is now legend.
He can’t walk it back.
Everyone will agree ultimately that he deserved to be fired and that he leaked government confidential information.
Also that he compromised and abused his position as FBI director.
Even former FBI guys are sickened by him.

Old Lurker

Clarice, suffering of some of that same affliction myself, tell Howard I got around it by getting a gazillion boxes of old papers scanned into PDFs - no editing or labeling, I just gave boxes to a scanner guy and told them to run every sheet of paper through their machine and simply code the files "Box Name.PDF1...n"...then shred them when done. When done they handed me an external drive which I locked in the safe and, as expected, have never ever had to look at. BUT I know it is all there if I need it. Had to be at least 50 banker boxes, maybe more.

D

Ext:
Well said!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

(Homer Simpson: Mmmm ... halibut!)

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I thought Comey sounded confident & smooth.
He reminds me of Charlie Rose. Both behave like pompous asses.
Comey always has a condescending tone, like he's doing you a big favor by answering questions. How dare anyone question him.
He also hides behind his importance.
~ I can't answer that....it's too super-duper secret & only us FBI pompous asses are allowed any knowledge of that.~

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/17/james-comey-talks-to-media-following-round-2-congressional-hearing-video/

clarice

OL, my son suggested that to him, but so far no movement.

Old Lurker

Don't make me get him featured on an episode of "Hoarders", Clarice.

Pinandpuller

I brought my wife to see what the Hindu Burger joint was all about. She asked the lady where they were from and the lady replied"Bombay."

I knew it. It was all a big scam.

MissMarple2

Old Lurker,

ChiTown says they have been sending "surprises " to out of town relatives. One brother got his train set sent by slow truck (due to size and weight, I assume). Another got a Thanksgiving surprise of his Windsurfer.

Another brother got his 200+ collection of 1970-80 LP's.

ChiTow's mother has been stuck with all of this stuff. He is having much fun sending it to them. LOL!

Pinandpuller

Or she's a Mumbai Denier.

daddy

Hi Marlene!

When you cross the river and run over the Police spike strip in the middle of the road make sure you center the steering wheel instead of whipping it sidewise opposite the vehicles momentum.

Howie and the Governor were great to listen to.

Old Lurker

Clarice, Next time you go visit Hawaii, give me a key and I will bring the scanner/shredding contractor in and we will set up shop in your dining room and get it done. I will place a brand new workstation on his desk with an icon on the screen for each drawer or box he had in his office... Then, just like we used to do with toys we wanted to get rid of but didn't know how the kids would react, without telling Howard, I will have all his papers stored in a secure document facility. If he doesn't have a nervous breakdown after six months, then we can have them shredded...

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Look at the faces of the three humps sitting behind O'Cortex.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-alexandria-cortez-self-care-break-20181217-story.html

MissMarple2

Kev,

Nothing shows up for me in my gmail.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

This may be the only time I post anything on the UK royals, but this Meghan Markle chick seems a real ass and her hubby thoroughly whipped already;
Meghan Markle asks Harry to snub Christmas pheasant shoot as royal rift deepens.
What a wiener he is and what an ugly American she is. Trying to turn the poor dumb bastard into a vegan.
Run away! Run away!

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MM: guess it wasn't meant to be :D

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Pin-- your Mumbai Burger diddy reminds me of Bowie's "China Girl"

"i stumbled into town, just like a SacredCow...."

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I was stuck for a Christmas present last year, and in desperation went into a pet store. I was immediately drawn to a wonderful purple and gold parrot, sitting calmly on its cage. I asked the store keeper how much and was told $5000, because of his wonderful singing voice. All the shops in the mall were closing, it was snowing really hard, and by this stage well dark, so I handed over my credit card, and took the parrot, instruction book (I kid you not!), cage and accessories home. Next day, I gifted the parrot (who's name was Chet), and explained he had a wonderful singing voice, but the parrot was silent. We trying coaxing with food, treats and all manner of fine things. Asked. Pleaded! Even tried swearing. But the parrot remained silent. I was furious. Next day, with parrot in tow, I trudged back through the snow to the store. The store keeper asked if I had read the instruction book yet, and I explained I had read the first couple of pages only. He flipped through the pages and explained that where the parrot cage is placed is critical to the parrot's well-being. So, I took everything back home again, and set up the cage in a warm spot next to our fireplace. It was snowing VERY hard, so I stoked the fire high with good quality oak, and presently the room began to warm up. The parrot and I both reclined on our backs, toes towards the fireplace grate. I was just beginning to drowse off, when melodiously he began to sing "Chet's nuts roasting by the open fire......"

MissMarple2

Kev,

ChiTown says to run it through him.

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Harry opens his mouth to speak and, lo, nothing comes out. PAH-TissshhH! PAH-Tisssh! (Leave boots on mum.)

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nothin wrong with a good parrot gonad joke, Stephanie! yessiree. ;)

MissMarple2


Dinesh D'Souza
‏Verified account @DineshDSouza
3h3 hours ago

Yes, a presidential pardon for General Flynn is completely warranted as a last resort. But just as great would be for the judge tomorrow to castigate Mueller and give Flynn an appropriate non-sentence
215 replies 1,825 retweets 5,526 likes

Marlene

Ig, LOL. Whatever you think of the royals,I think William and Kate are the future. Very stodgy and traditional. Kate went to Buckingham Palace the other day and the Queen probably gave her a pep talk about her role as the future of the family.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

A couple of links to a company called Pur Sang in Argentina. They build replicars. Except they don't, if you think that means a fiberglass body on a VW or Fiero. They build exact, nut and bolt reproductions of Bugattis and Alfas from the 30s, right down to the engine blocks and even making their own tires. The only things they don't cast, mill, bend or manufacture are the gauges. Unbelievable...and expensive.

Pur Sang Bugatti Type 35.

Pur Sang Alfa 8C Monza.

Jay Leno driving one of the Alfas.

Dave (in MA)

via Insty,
You can't make this stuff up:

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click for full pic

daddy

Gosh, daddy, I never imagined what a fashion plate you are.

I learned it all Clarice when I flew a few times way back when with that gal who did the underware commerical in the 80's about "I flew my Fedex jet in my Maidenform Bra."

She was a nice girl and all, but IMHO she'd never have got a job as an anchor at Naked News:(

jimmyk

‘Don't make me get him featured on an episode of "Hoarders", Clarice.’

They could fill a season of “Hoarders” with my family. Especially my two sisters, with a supporting cast of my parents. Mrs K thinks I have tendencies, but she has no idea what real hoarding is. Plus every now and then I wow her, like last week when a major appliance died and I pulled out from my files the original receipt and manual from 16 years ago.

Marlene

daddy @5:51...we are very familiar with Rt. 302,where the high speed chase took place (with the police spikes). Dave (in MA) posted about it last night. Rt. 302 used to be sleepy country road west of Portland on the way to Sebago Lake and eventually to Fryeburg.ME. Rt. 302 then intersects with Rt.16 in NH thru the White Mtns. Hubby's college was on Sebago Lake.
Rt.302 is now a suburb of Portland,a very busy highway.

jimmyk

In fact Mrs K loves to tell the story about how once we were visiting my mother and she saw a copy of Condé Nast Travel magazine. Browsing through it she was amazed at some of the low prices that were being advertised—until she looked at the date of the magazine and it was 1982.

henry

New dwarf planet orbiting at 100x distance from Earth to Sun. Well newly found, I suppose it is as old as the rest of the solar system .

https://www.space.com/42755-farout-farthest-solar-system-object-discovery.html

jimmyk

“ the judge tomorrow to castigate Mueller and give Flynn an appropriate non-sentence”

Anything short of throwing the case out entirely and calling out Mueller for obstruction and contempt will be a travesty.

lurkersusie

New

Sean Davis
@seanmdav
Two new minute orders from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in the Flynn case. Sullivan granted Flynn's motion to file documents under seal, and ordered the government to immediately file publicly a redacted version of the unreleased January 24, 2017 FD-302 of Flynn's FBI interview.

Captain Hate

This may be the only time I post anything on the UK royals, but this Meghan Markle chick seems a real ass and her hubby thoroughly whipped already;

The royal dimwits are certainly acting like the spawn of the UK's own JEF and his whore wife. Go figure. And Sparkle Farkle had her own fambly issues before the slip knot was drawn.

Don't sweat it, Miss Marple; I'm getting ignored left and right (mostly left).

MissMarple2

On December 17, 1903, the first successful flight of Wilbur and Orville Wright's handcrafted biplane ushered in the age of aviation and changed the course of history.

Read President Trump's Proclamation on Wright Brothers Day, 2018: https://t.co/HcA9o7bNL2 pic.twitter.com/uOYpHraIhN

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 17, 2018

Video at link.

henry

Thanks Susie! I saw new stuff was filed, but not a link to what was in it.

So Mueller did file the original 302s, did not stiff Sullivan. I wonder if we get a delay tomorrow while the redacted 302 is put together,

Captain Hate

So Mueller did file the original 302s, did not stiff Sullivan.

How did this story get so mangled? The quality of news reporting is inexcusable, even by "our side".

henry

CH, 4D clickbait and confirmation bias.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Today I am making good on my promise to defend our Farmers & Ranchers from unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. I have authorized Secretary Perdue to implement the 2nd round of Market Facilitation Payments. Our economy is stronger than ever–we stand with our Farmers!

Captain Hate

Sounds right, henry.

Good riddance to this ass:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=378725

henry

I am disappointed the IRS isn’t neck deep in Corker’s affairs.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2018/12/16/melania-trump-shimmers-in-celine/?__twitter_impression=true

Lots of pictures. She looks fabulous!

Extraneus

The quality of news reporting is inexcusable, even by "our side".

I agree. Some people get too carried away with their own fantasies. Only a few hold the line on just the facts, Ma'am.

Tom R

The quality of news reporting is inexcusable, even by "our side".

Was there even one conservative news source who got this story correct?

hrtshpdbox

Napolitano saying there's plenty to indict Trump with. There's just so many reasons not to ever tune into Fox anymore...

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Judge Fat Nap wants to keep gettin on them tawk shows looks like to me.

Extraneus

Margot came closest I think. She sniffed out that the "missing" stuff could have been under seal.

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John Corker presidential candidate.

slab of goo can't find his car after 4pm let alone survive on a campaign trail.

i can't imagine the slime power brokers that launched his senate "career."

gawd awful.

MissMarple2

Two new minute orders from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in the Flynn case. Sullivan granted Flynn's motion to file documents under seal, and ordered the government to immediately file publicly a redacted version of the unreleased January 24, 2017 FD-302 of Flynn's FBI interview. pic.twitter.com/5Q8w0GEebX

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 17, 2018

Link goes to screen cap. Hat tip to ChinTown Lurker

clarice

tempting OL--and then there are boxes of my files I just want him to take in and be shredded. I can't physically carry them all down from the attic files. He insists I read them all first. No way. Most of those are 30 years old and the clients are dead or wouldn't care one whit.

D

So Jimmyk:
This is a family trait this habit of saving things.
I have to admit I do have receipts and the original manuals for all my appliances and for when we had carpeting installed.
I have to throw out because I am surrounded by people who collect and save things..
Cleaning out my mom’s apartment after her death cured me.
Receipts from the grocery store and expired coupons from the the 80’s.

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Says it all:

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Having hips wider than one's shoulders is not a good look for a presidential candidate---Bob.

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Good idea, Mutts.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-texting-tax-california-withdraws-controversial-plan-to-levy-text-tax/

jimmyk

“So Mueller did file the original 302s, did not stiff Sullivan.”

Oh no, there goes Tom R’s 4D theory.

Oh wait, I’m guessing there’s a new twist in the theory that makes this all part of the plan.

Captain Hate

Having hips wider than one's shoulders is not a good look for a presidential candidate---Bob.

Maybe he should wear jodhpurs except he doesn't want to bring attention to the graft allowing him to be part of the horsey set.

henry

Jimmyk, the new twist is already forming in the usual places. “Flynn Intel was a DIA op to entrap bad guys... needed to plead guilty to escape lobbyist NDA forms and turn in the two bad guys.”

More popcorn.

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Interesting head fake from the comments here:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/many-of-amazons-green-initiatives-will-fail-company-executive-says/

"

Avatar
Accurite I C Things • 10 hours ago
The truth about climate change hoax and why climate has always been changing
The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post — 88 years ago"

D

Jimmyk:
You are so funny!

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a real knee slapper there, jimmy k. ;)

lurkersusie

Flynn’s 302

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5633260/12-17-18-Redacted-Flynn-Interview-302.pdf

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jodphurs. now there's a look that was all the rage in, what, 1912? time for a comeback.

D

I am still waiting to see how that military op is going to play out involving Mueller, Comey ,Rosenstein and Flynn.

D

Lurkersusie FTW!

clarice

Yes, Margot did detect the possibility.

lurkersusie

The 302 wasn’t finalized until 2 days after Flynn resigned.

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Brookings and American Enterprise Institute--- making the West safer for jihad.

Robert Spencer, ladies and gentaminz:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272258/experts-us-will-never-beat-jihadis-unless-they-robert-spencer

henry

So anything stick out in the Feb 302? I scanned it and dozed off.

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