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December 29, 2018

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clarice

Anonamom, here's hoping that by this morning the hospital has a better take on what is ailing your mom and that she's on the mend.

peter

Praying for your mom's speedy recovery, amom.

pagar

Prayers for your Mother and family, anonamom.

pagar

Link @07:23. The fact that anyone believes that person is the best to represent anyone in America is a insult to all Americans, IMO.

pagar

https://www.facebook.com/thebrownyankee/photos/a.1781161945544858/2179089232418792/?type=3&theater

The hatred that Nancy Pelosi demonstrates on a day basis towards Americans is criminal, IMO. Why she or any other Democrat holds any political office in America is a complete mystery to me.

henry

start your popcorn poppers:

WSJ

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
1m

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee for her 2020 Democratic presidential bid, the first top-tier candidate to make a formal move

MissMarple2

henry,

Warren reminds me of every guidance counselor I had in middle and high school. I cannot imagine her debating Trump.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
58m
An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media. Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides). Makes sense to me!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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47m
If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero. ISIS is mostly gone, we’re slowly sending our troops back home to be with their families, while at the same time fighting ISIS remnants......

...I campaigned on getting out of Syria and other places. Now when I start getting out the Fake News Media, or some failed Generals who were unable to do the job before I arrived, like to complain about me & my tactics, which are working. Just doing what I said I was going to do!

....Except the results are FAR BETTER than I ever said they were going to be! I campaigned against the NEVER ENDING WARS, remember!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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23m
I campaigned on Border Security, which you cannot have without a strong and powerful Wall. Our Southern Border has long been an “Open Wound,” where drugs, criminals (including human traffickers) and illegals would pour into our Country. Dems should get back here an fix now!

pagar

Top-tier? That has to be a joke, IMO.

MissMarple2

A comment on Warren's candidacy from Twitter:

Quite Frankly
@PoliticalOrgy

1/1024 chance of becoming president

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

Snort!

henry

1/1028 top tier.

Jack is Back!

Prayers for your Mom, anonamom, and yourself.

Beautiful sunrise today - hope springs eternal.


hrtshpdbox

The last trading day of the year typically has the disadvantage of last-chance tax-loss selling, but I think today will be a bang-up upside affair. Dow down 2,500 points this month - I'll bet a nice chunk (800 points?) of that is made up today.

The Infamous Ignatz

Auto question TK.
My F150 idles rough when it's cold. Two or three times I've gotten codes that say bank 1/bank 2 running too lean.
Most common cause?
Runs and idles fine once it's warm.

Buckeye

Iggy

Maybe an intake manifold gasket leak or PCV leak that seals when engine gets warm?

peter

If you were on top of her, you'd definitely shed a tear.

Marlene

Elizabeth Warren...Hillary without the charm.*eyeroll* Well,now that Whitey is dead,Howie Carr will have lots of material for his column. :)

Old Lurker

Peter "If you were on top of her, you'd definitely shed a tear."

Eye Bleach, STAT

Buckeye

HSB, every time I "think" I know what traders will do, I get spanked.

Hope your tea leaves are better than mine:)

Extraneus

For those who question how the Cornell bird range maps are made, millions of bird watchers use an app called eBird, which allows them to log sightings with locations and dates/times, allowing ornithologists to analyze data they couldn't have imagined having only a few years ago.

Here's the ladder-backed woodpecker's range, according to eBird, based on almost 300,000 observations:

https://ebird.org/species/labwoo

So Catsmeat, you should join eBird and report these sightings! I believe there's a way to send them pics to verify the correct identification of rare species.

According to the link Ignatz posted, the list of Nebraska woodpeckers doesn't include anything with distinctive horizontal stripes on the back.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Nebraska

Captain Hate

No donk Presidential primary would be complete without a Masshole.

peter

Buckeye, my 2012 Acura TL 6MT has a soft knock when starting out in first when cold? diagnosis?

Marlene

Something to look forward to as we celebrate the New Year. The Democrats plan on holding debates starting in June 2019. Six months from now! This year is going to be *interesting.*

Narciso79

Prayers anonamom.

Old Lurker

Buckeye, If I have too many G&Ts the night before, I wake up with a headache. Diagnosis?

Buckeye

Peter, I assume you run premium fuel? If not, try it and see if it makes a change.

BTW, I always admired Acura for putting a 6 speed in that vehicle.

I don't think the TLX is available with a manual.

Can't buy a new 5 series BMW with a manual. End of an era.

Marlene

Ext,there are people in hubby's kayak group who are avid birders. He's the youngest guy in the group and really enjoys the knowledge of the people in the group (including a 92 year old man). The bird and critter population here is fascinating. So much land has been cleared in our area that the critters are trying to find new habitat. The other day in the scrub off the road near our back gate,I saw a wild pig!

Captain Hate

Something to look forward to as we celebrate the New Year. The Democrats plan on holding debates starting in June 2019. Six months from now! This year is going to be *interesting.*

Ugh. The last thing the country needs is wall to wall Presidential campaigning. Entertainment by ugly people.

Buckeye

Buckeye, If I have too many G&Ts the night before, I wake up with a headache. Diagnosis?

Bad behavior?

henry

CH, it's not as if going wall to wall Dem campaign is a change from the past 2 years.

henry

Buckeye, If I have too many G&Ts the night before, I wake up with a headache. Diagnosis?

low quality gin?

pagar

Is it 1/1024 chance of becoming president or 1/1028? Asking for a friend.

Captain Hate

Countdown to a tearful Kaballah #MeToo moment now that Willie is no longer needed?

Narciso79

1024, it has to be a true multiple of 2,

henry

pagar, Fauxcahauntas doesn't add up... so I used a number that doesn't add up.

The Infamous Ignatz

The red bellied woodpecker has black and white horizontal stripes.

MissMarple2

I can't wait until we get Pocohantas lecturing us like a demented schoolmarm.

I would bet cash money that the reporters draw straws to see who covers her campaign, with the loser having to do so.

Old Lurker

I like Henry's answer better.

THAT I can fix.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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17m
I am the only person in America who could say that, “I’m bringing our great troops back home, with victory,” and get BAD press. It is Fake News and Pundits who have FAILED for years that are doing the complaining. If I stayed in Endless Wars forever, they would still be unhappy!

Narciso79

Good grief she's like stella mudd model #1138

Michael (fpa P4F) Stop the WitchHunt-Stop the Coup

pagar -

1/1,024

Results from comparing a full-blooded Cherokee's bloodline to that of a serial liar's bloodline . . .

and you get the fractional part of Fauxcahontas'
blood that *might* be related to some sort of Native American (or Central American, or South American) blood-relative.


Narciso79

Lindsay just speaks for himself, the firmware like that locked me out of my tablet and laptop didn't take.

Jack is Back!

pagar probably knows all about this but today in history, from my USNA friend:

"The United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter [yes, feckless Jimmy Carter USNA’47] Treaty, officially handed over control of the Panama Canal, putting our strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time. Crowds of Panamanians celebrated the transfer of the 50-mile canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and officially opened when the SS Arcon sailed through on August 15, 1914. Since then, over 922,000 ships have used the canal.
Interest in finding a shortcut from the Atlantic to the Pacific originated with explorers in Central America in the early 1500s. In 1523, Roman Emperor Charles V commissioned a survey of the Isthmus of Panama and several plans for a canal were produced, but none ever implemented. U.S. interest in building a canal was sparked with the expansion of the American West and the California gold rush in 1848. (Today, a ship heading from New York to San Francisco can save about 7,800 miles by taking the Panama Canal rather than sailing around South America.)

In 1880 a French company run by the builder of the Suez Canal started digging a canal across the Isthmus of Panama (then a part of Colombia). More than 22,000 workers died from tropical diseases such as yellow fever during this early phase of construction and the company eventually went bankrupt, selling its project rights to the United States in 1902 for $40 million. President Theodore Roosevelt championed the canal, viewing it as important to America's economic and military interests.

In 1903, Panama declared its independence from Colombia in a U.S.-backed revolution and the U.S. and Panama signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, in which the U.S. agreed to pay Panama $10 million for a perpetual lease on land for the canal, plus $250,000 annually in rent.

Over 56,000 people worked on the canal between 1904 and 1913 and over 5,600 lost their lives. When finished, the canal, which cost the U.S. $375 million to build, was considered a great engineering marvel; it represented America's emergence as a world power.

In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter [Sol Linowitz [CFR], Carter’s designated negotiator] and Panama's General Omar Torrijos signed two new treaties that replaced the original 1903 agreement and called for a transfer of canal’s control in 1999. The treaty, narrowly ratified by the {Democrat controlled} U.S. Senate, gave America the ongoing right to defend the canal against any threats to its neutrality. In October 2006, Panamanian voters approved a $5.25 billion plan to double the canal's size by 2015 to better accommodate modern ships.

Ships pay tolls to use the canal, based on each vessel's size and cargo volume. In May 2006, the Maersk Dellys paid a record toll of $249,165. The smallest-ever toll--36 cents--was paid by Richard Halliburton, who swam the canal in 1928.

[The gatekeeper for the canal since the “treaty” was enacted is Communist China. Docks and anchorage at both ends of the canal are long term leased by Hutchison-Whampoa, a Chicom disguised company. Smokestack] http://www.eagleforum.org/psr/1999/nov99/psrnov99.html"

POSTSCRIPT: I was on the bid team for the expansion project while at the old firm in London. Didn't win but the consortium that did a flim-flam on the surety bond they posted. Ended up paying the Panamanian Govt. $250+ million in fines.

Michael (fpa P4F) Stop the WitchHunt-Stop the Coup

anonamom - So sorry to hear of your Mom's health concerns.

Prayers going out to your mother for a speedy and full recovery, and to you and your family during these troubling days.


Narciso79

An addendum, the firm that handled the French attempt collapsed in a huge corruption scandal that sparked the wave of anarchists and a resurgence of boulangists that was the subtext for the dreyfus affair.

Captain Hate

Maybe the fake Hispanic, Blotto, will challenge the fake squaw to a skateboard contest and she'll break a hip.

Extraneus

The red bellied woodpecker has black and white horizontal stripes.

One of my favorites. Here's a comparison:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/species-compare/65054631

Captain Hate

Yes best wishes for a-mom's mom's recovery.

Michael (fpa P4F) Stop the WitchHunt-Stop the Coup

For anyone following this year's college bowl games . . .

Here's a link to a site operated by the NCAA that *surprisingly* has some good info re college football, and all of the CFB bowl games.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2018-12-27/2018-19-college-football-bowl-schedule-scores-tv-listings-matchup

It has all the info on the remaining games - the dates, times, teams, networks carrying the game, etc. that you might want - plus scores of all the previous games.

It also has some good links to other college football information of interest.


Extraneus

I didn't consider them horizontal, but they're obviously similar. Here's another that does show up on the Nebraska list, Nuttall's Woodpecker:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ladder-backed_Woodpecker/species-compare/68929651

No black on the red-bellied face.

The Infamous Ignatz

Wretchard's latest.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/423310-trump-to-appear-on-fox-news-for-new-years-eve-special

The Infamous Ignatz

We have quite a few Nuttal's in this area. Cute little birds.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Lots of fed agencies have guns, ammo and other weapons.
A new GAO report lists specifics.
https://lidblog.com/gao-report-over-weaponized/
" ... does the FDA really need 390 pistols, 122 shotguns and almost 200K rounds of ammo to get spoiled hamburger meat off supermarket shelves?"

Narciso79

Al queda went to school on that book, or wrote their own tract,

peter

Classic hate @10:20!

Another Bob

Another addendum to the French and the canal...

The water could not be drunk in Panama so the French drank wine, created a mountain of empty wine bottles. They “paved” the dirt streets with the empties.

Manuel Transmission

Can't buy a new 5 series BMW with a manual. End of an era.

Looks like my 98 will have to last me until they bury me innit.

BTW it is still giving me fits with an intermittent engine quitting as you roll up to a stop, sort of like these stupid new cars where that is a ‘feature’.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee for her 2020 Democratic presidential bid"

Since she is unelectable as Pres, this is probably a way go show interest in a VP slot.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"To show"

Jack is Back!

You can bet these guys will never get invited to Meet The Press with F. Chuckedup Todd. No deniers permitted.

https://www.iceagenow.info/saltbush-solar-activity-watch-established/#more-27524

Buckeye

Looks like my 98 will have to last me until they bury me innit.

BTW it is still giving me fits with an intermittent engine quitting as you roll up to a stop, sort of like these stupid new cars where that is a ‘feature’.

You can leave it to me in your will MT.

I'll put up with the "feature":)

Have you considered giving it an "Italian tuneup"? Is there a stretch on the island long enough?

Michael (fpa P4F) Stop the WitchHunt-Stop the Coup

For anyone familiar with the Smithsonian Channel series "Aerial America" . . .

The Smithsonian Channel is holding a marathon right now of the entire series of one-hour programs.

They are filmed by flying planes and drones over scenic areas, cities, monuments, and places of historical interest in all of the 50 states.

For anyone with an interest in America's geography, history, and scenic beauty - this is *the* series to watch, imo.

They have a mild lefty slant to some of the stories they tell as they roll the photos, but the program is beautiful, especially in HD.


Jack is Back!

MT,

One time in Antwerp we rented a MB that had that "energy saving" idle feature. First time I pulled up to a stop light, I thought the engine had shut down, and hit the start button thinking I was restarting when I was sitting there with the engine off. After numerous honks from drivers behind me, Frederick figured it out and told me to start the car.

He explained the feature to me as we drove along:) I think he was 10 at the time.

Old Lurker

"Looks like my 98 will have to last me until they bury me innit."

And my 2008 bought with exactly that in mind. When I bought it I told Mrs. OL that it might be the last manual transmission I could get from BMW (missed by a few years), but for sure it was the last one I could order that did not have to be operated from a touch screen running Windows or some such nonsense that would become obsolete long before I wore the car out. Mine is all buttons and knobs, thank god.

Last week Mrs. OL complained "You know, OL, you have never let me drive your car even once in ten years" to which, without missing a beat, I said "Have you noticed that my car does not have one single ding from parking at the grocery store or the mall?"...

Manuel Transmission

Speaking of USNA, Jr is facing a 30 yr reunion this year and two of his classmates who ended up married, both got their first star. Might be a record: married Admirals. The guy is a SEAL and the lady is a greyboat fleet commander of some sort.

henry

Given Warren's (and most D's) platforms...

Patrick Brennan @ptbrennan11
12h

In the year since net neutrality was repealed, the U.S. has gone from 12th in the world for Internet speed to 7th.

https://twitter.com/ptbrennan11/status/1079583780883582976

Old Lurker

MT "USNA. Jr is facing a 30 yr reunion"

You realize how old that makes YOU?

Manuel Transmission

A few open stretches around here, but the deer hazards are ever present. I have two buds with Ferrari’s and one of them also has a Porsche GT3, but they mostly stare at them in their garages.

Manuel Transmission

OL, I’m down to claiming, like Mohammad, that I married Mrs MT when she was nine.

Old Lurker

"but they mostly stare at them in their garages."

I saw a house in one of my architect mags where the owner was so proud of his trophy car that he could drive it into his garage, push a button, and the floor would rise up to the Living Room level so that the car would be on display like a work of art.

Narciso79

Like Cameron's fathers car in ferris bueller?

MissMarple2

https://amgreatness.com/2018/12/30/our-exhausted-american-mediocracy/#.XCo_kWIWxoM.twitter

Victor Davis Hanson.

Manuel Transmission

OL, Mrs MT brought a magazine along from our upscale FBO in BZN to flip through on our home leg of the trip. She showed me that pic!

Extraneus

Ooops, Nutall's doesn't show up on the NB list. Red-bellied is the best guess if it's not a ladder-back.

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists//kurtschlichter/2018/12/31/whats-a-few-more-dead-americans-if-it-means-the-dems-can-score-a-few-more-political-points-n2538249

Captain Hate

Trump turning the donks into the eternal war party is one of the most masterful political moves I've ever seen. Has ultimate moral authority Sheehan been questioned on this? Let's get to it, MFM; chop chop.

MissMarple2

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/31/nsa-hacking-case-twitter-1077013

Captain Hate

Remember, our GOPe Congress wouldn't defund these ghouls:

https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/20/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-wouldnt-hire-or-promote-pregnant-women-denied-women-maternity-leave/

MissMarple2

Captain Hate @11:43,

I couldn't agree with you more.

Also, how is it that they are taking positions (such as on immigration) which are directly contrary to their positions of a few years ago, when they KNOW that their words are on video?

Are they that stupid? Do they think we are that stupid? It's certainly amazing to watch!

henry

Do they think we are that stupid?

they think their [harvested] voters are that stupid. Based on this past November, they are correct.

Narciso79

Well Ryan's 38 lemmings did that,

Captain Hate

If the Uniparty-R doesn't get its act together regarding tanking elections by recounts until they lose, they'll all have to go the hard way.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6542371/Twitter-billionaire-Jack-Dorsey-41-steps-Sports-Illustrated-model-Raven-Lyn-Cornell-23.html

I am posting this because of the photo. Your comments are welcome. LOL!

anonamom

I never drove my husband's BMW in the ten plus years he owned it.
It had those paddles on the steering wheel to shift it. I can drive a manual, but didn't want to try to be that coordinated.
Come to think about it, I haven't driven "his" car in a couple of decades...since he sold the Miata.

Thanks to you all for the prayers. I spoke to her around 9:30. She was in the ER til 3 am, so she is pooped, but the nurse allowed her to be off the pulse oximeter, so I am taking that as a good sign.

henry

Even Ryan passed one of those... Scxhumer didn't vote for it.

Democrats in the House of Representatives have prepared bills that would end the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to a senior Democratic aide

veto bait: The funding for the DHS would not include the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded to fund his proposed border wall.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/31/house-democrats-have-reportedly-prepared-spending-bills-to-end-shutdown.html

matt - deplore me if you must

Has anyone heard from Beasts? I worry.

henry

Miss M, that gal would beat @jack at arm wrestling.

Old Lurker

Matt, he popped in the other day to wish us a Merry Christmas.

Narciso79

Well there's that, plus he looks like a bum, all that money and he cant get a decent razor and a nice wardrobe, rhetorical.

Narciso79

I mean he looks like Jack blacks brother.

Old Lurker

Requires no words:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-woman-critically-hurt-after-ex-boyfriend-t-bones-into-her-car-at-50-mph-police-say

Buckeye

Matt, he popped in the other day to wish us a Merry Christmas.

He popped in with a "Roll Tide" on Saturday.

Beasts, if yer out there I will be cheering the Crimson Tide on.

I hate me some Clemson:)

Jack is Back!

Probably has a superyacht. When we there back in 2007, one of the things to do, from the cruise excursion people, was to spend time walking along the quay where all the boats were tied up. Impressive show of dozens of 80+meter yachts.

D

Anonanmom:
Prayers for your mom and for you.
Thanks for the information about aspirin.
Good knowledge to have on hand.
Pagar:
Wonderful posts which I agree with.
I too am puzzled by the voters that would support democrat criminals and thugs. I am done listening to negative statements about our President.
Giuliani is refreshing in his “put up or shut up” statement.
How dare the Democrats pervert our system of justice by spying on a political campaign and then try to sabotage his presidency.

The Infamous Ignatz

Either she's attracted by the neat and tidy area above his neck or the Charles Atlas stuff going on below it.
Most certainly not by his wallet.

Captain Hate

The Horde has the perfect Blotto nic: Pancho Vanilla.

Buckeye

Mrs. Buckeye never drives my cars. She thinks manual transmissions are archaic.

I start my PT on Wednesday. It dawned on me this morning that if I don't get this Sciatica under control, next I will be running one of those ads:

"with 6 speed manual transmission. Health situation forces sale"

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