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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Linked over at BJG blog with a note:
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/remembering_the_general_patton_speech_that_helped_win_the_war.html

"My Dad had been wounded on D-Day at Omaha Beach, hostpitalized, and then assigned to Patton’s army in the Fall of 1944…just in time to be in the mad rush to relieve Bastogne. ... My Dad said listening to the German soldiers singing Christmas carols in German less than 100 yards away was the scariest thing he ever heard…since he and his unit had virtually NO ammunition by the time they got to Bastogne."

Ralph L

run-soaked raisins

Are those like those covfefe beans that have gone through an animal?

anonamom

Article on Bre, the lack of press coverage of the H1N1 flu that has arrived here that killed her (and likely the immigrant children). Commenters raise some interesting points on diseases scattered around the USofA these days.


https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/conservative_journalist_bre_paytons_shock_h1n1_death_shows_just_how_little_the_local_press_is_reporting_comments.html#disqus_thread

Jack is Back!

Ralph L,

You are referring to Kopi Luwak. I have had the pleasure (if you want to call it that) of having a cup or two of the coffee. Or, sometimes called Civet coffee after the little animal that lives in the Palm Trees. Partially digested coffee cherries come out in the defecation and are harvested by people who really need a job.

Ralph L

The Kitkat Club was the name of the cabaret in Cabaret.

Pinandpuller

It cures headaches, prevents strokes and cuts down heart disease. Hardly a week goes by without yet more claims being made for the powers of this tiny pill derived from the willow tree, but can they really all be true? And what have Napoleon, Kafka and Rasputin got to do with it? David Randall tells the extraordinary tale of the world's best-known painkiller

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/focus-aspirin-the-secret-history-of-a-wonder-drug-489558.html

Pinandpuller

AH HA!

Heroin was marketed by Bayer as a cough soother, especially for babies, and it was only between 1904 and 1907 that serious doubts about it were raised. By then, many morphine devotees had switched their allegiance, the less well off among them funding their habit by selling scrap metal, hence "junkies". It was not until two decades later that the substance was made illegal.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

amom: "Commenters raise some interesting points on diseases scattered around the USofA these days."

I haven't spent time at LegalInsurrection since anti-Trump commenters made it unpleasant but one of the co-bloggers used to keep his eye out for stories of unusual disease outbreaks in the US. It seems likely to be related to illegals frequently.

Narciso79

This wasnt in 1944:

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/260862/m-project-franklin-delano-roosevelt-jews?fbclid=IwAR2WvTqlAhTopjyJ86PkAoWWapP6Gmb_fRIRrca9OdknUhetx9ppOo5J1A8

Narciso79

So will they apology:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/12/after-massive-investigation-ny-times-concludes-israel-did-not-intentionally-shoot-medic-rouzan-al-najjar/

Pinandpuller


Make American Foreign Policy Great Again

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Fascinating story of aspirin.
A high school science teacher told us a story of American pioneers who came down with sickness. They knew medicine should taste bad so they tested all local plants available for bitterness and settled on willow tea as a candidate. Voila! Fever and pain went away. But then the patients died anyway because the aspirin didn't cure the disease itself just handled some symptoms.
Might be a true story. But Mr PnP's article has more impressive documentation.

Gentlejim

I see John F’in Kerry found a way to recycle old casino carpeting.

Granted I haven’t watched OK football, but I’ll guess that part of the problem on defense is that they are on the field too frequently due to the efficiency of their offense.

Roll Tide...

daddy

I wonder if Polk lived in Old East or Old West, my brother's abode for 5 years? They were the dorms for the entire UNC "system" at the time.

Ralph L,

This lin, discussing Polk's visit to UNC while President says this:

Over the next two days, Polk renewed acquaintance with the campus. Accompanied by college chums, he reconnoitered the buildings of his youth, and with his wife returned to his old dorm room on the top floor of South Building, which had been completed only the year before he arrived as a student.

It also tells us this about Polk (Class of 1818):

An indefatigable self-starter, he was graduated with highest honors in both mathematics and classics; delivered a commencement oration in Latin; and finished first in his class. Since there were only fourteen students in the class, that may not seem much of a distinction...

Goeth to Hell Duke!

D

Glad to see Frau and Bela1 posting.
Marlene:
Do you miss the snow at Christmas being on Florida?
My brother is near Ocala and is enjoying the warm temperatures.
SBW:
Yes Iggy is a wonderful writer and I hope he pursues that talent in the future.
I never eat the corn on the cob thingys.
Steph:
Have you tried Sudafed and Alka Seltzer together?
I know it sounds weird but it knocked out a sinus infection I had once.
JIB:
Hope Frederick has a great second semester!

D

Daddy:
Were you a history major in college?
I would love to take a history course taught by you.
Clarice:
I first read your article today at RealClearPolitics! It was excellent.

Pinandpuller

Mr Jim in Sunnyvale

I still have part of a loaf of rye bread from Shapiro's so it brought me to the conclusion that Alexander Fleming was definitely not a Jew.

So then there's an article about how Egyptians put moldy bread on wounds which could circle back to the Jews or 'We Wuz Bacteriologists.'

MissMarple2

I am back from Kohl's. That store irritates the heck out of me, because I am convinced they mark their prices up in order to get a good profit when items are on sale.

I read all the comments on American Thinker about the flue virus, and now I am convinced not to go anywhere until spring! Yikes!

clarice

https://amgreatness.com/2018/12/29/jonah-goldberg-and-cardinal-newman/?fbclid=IwAR3JXHnjn_s3A_7HDkqA3PLqBIG9sqdL_l_LbvasyHAg1NksQz4EdXaoU6MKimball eviscerates Jonah

daddy

Wodehouse fans know at least a bit of this poem because it's where "the larks on the wing, the snail's on the thorn" comes from.

Reminds me of this from my "Ode To My College Roommate:"

...Is the Ramen on the boil?
is the Chivas in the glass?
Is the Black Queen waiting patiently
the lesser mind to smash?

:)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A controversial topic (and, in this case, an uncertain narrator) so feel free to SOB ....

History--there were a few promising results reported in the use of LSD to help alcoholics way back in the early 60s.
Discussed here at JOM a few months earlier--middle stage research on helping PTSD vets with MDMA.
New, at least to me--treatment of heroin addiction with the drug Ibogaine. There's a podcast at the link. The discussion is interesting in that it gives some very specific information if you wade through the entire podcast:
Ibogaine is in a different chemical family than pretty much all the other psychoactive drugs.
It will never be a "recreational" drug (the "trip" lasts several days)
The mental effect on opioid addicts is to do a reset, after which the opioid addiction can be successfully resisted if the patient wants to give it up
Ibogaine does not help with fentanyl. For that, you need to addict yourself to an opioid in order to get out from under the fentanyl, then use Ibogaine to get off the opioid. Yike.
https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-052-ibogaine-therapy/

anonamom

clarice, I sent that to Jonah via Twitter earlier today.
I'd hate for him to miss it.

My take: You think like a fifteen year old.

Applies to all NeverTrumper Conservatives, as far as I am concerned.

Another Bob

MM, Kohls is known for that. Wife ALWAYS waits for a sale there.

But they’re not the only ones.

MissMarple2

clarice,

That article is good, but not harsh enough.

Someone needs to point out that Johnah's (and others) sniping is making it harder for Trump to do his good work.

I have lost patience with Jonah and his compatriots, because they remind me of Pharisees. All they care about is style, not accomplishments. On top of that, their criticism is filled with sarcasm and insults.

No. The NeverTrumpers will never be people I listen to again. I am convinced they are enemy agents.

henry

MissM, Kimball uses superior intellectual snobbery to put down s pseudo intellectual snob. Given the target, that hit between the sticks.

Catsmeat

MM is right about what's missing in Roger Kimball's essay, but it's still a very good one. Pharisees seems a good word for the NTs, I agree.

Aspirin in 20's and 30's British murder mysteries is something people take as a sedative; many an alibi has been given as something like this: "Ellie couldn't have killed the Colonel--she has taken an aspirin!"

Love your "Ode," daddy.

Saw a ladderback woodpecker in my back yard, virtuously pecking on a pine which is going to be removed in March! They are sure pretty--bright red heads and black and white stripes for the body.

Another Bob

Clarice, why did Kimball need all that to say: “Goldberg is a narcissistic ten-year-old wrapped up in his ego, or Goldberg’s paymasters are telling him what to think?”

Washington politics and “journalism” is positively flooded with bad character. Trump is simply open about his flaws.

Extraneus

I am convinced they are enemy agents.

The evidence suggests that they're bought and paid for, too.

clarice

Too many people judge by style alone and too many conservatives equate chastity with character.

Extraneus

Cornell doesn't show ladderbacks in Nebraska.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ladder-backed_Woodpecker/maps-range

Another Bob

Precisely, Clarice.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
51m
President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!

Marlene

Maryrose,I don't miss the snow and I also don't miss dressing in warm layers of clothes,gloves,boots and a heavy coat. T-shirts and shorts are so comfy!

Extraneus

LOL on that tweet, MM.

Jane

I loved winter and snow when I lived up north. I can honestly say I don't miss it at all. After 3 years my blood has thinned so it would probably kill me at this point.

The Infamous Ignatz

Halfway down this page is the list of NE woodpeckers.
Have a look CM.

MissMarple2

For those who don't think anything is being done with the border wall. Video at link:

Trump supporting Patriot goes to the newly erected sections of the border wall / steel barrier and shows us that The President is indeed working on our behalf. This area in California used to have a weak little fence. Now it has a strong steel barrier . pic.twitter.com/Knd7oPz8eG

— Oaktown ☢ Unfiltered (@hrtablaze) December 30, 2018
lyle

Is Woody on there, Ig? Most famous I know.

Captain Hate

If Roger Kimball is on your side it beats the alternative.

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-syria-idUSKCN1OT0K5?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c294f4204d3010c97efe8fb&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

daddy

look at this picture of Jon Kerry and tell me if his shirt isn't trimmed with (appropriately) snake skin:

Did a very fancy sushi joint the other night in Osaka, Sushi Hanazakura and it was cool to watch the chef, Mr Miyazaki, make his own Wasabi. He took the root in hand and sliced a very thin slice off the end, then rubbed the freshly exposed interior of the green root very firmly on a shark skin that was attached to a small wooden board. The process was fascinating to watch and the Wasabi was excellent. The comment above about "snake skin" reminded me of his "shark skin" prep.

It was all delish, but I had never eaten pate'd liver of Angel fish before. Good, very delicate flavor, but don't know if I'll try it again. The big draw that led our boys here in the first place was I believe the yellow gourd just above the toilet signed by Steve Tyler and Arrowsmith:

Since we arrived downtown 3 hours before the Sushi joint opened I took the boys to my favorite Restaurant in all of Osaka, Tonsoku no Kadoya, famous since 1951 for the best boiled pigs feet in all Japan!
Sadly my rookies had trouble eating boiled pigs feet with chopsticks and pretty much veered away after a scant few nibbles so I pretty much ate them all myself and concluded there is much wisdom in that old Biblical phrase, "cast not your swine before pearls." They were able to scarf down some of the more traditional grilled meat on a stick items, but hell, any fool can do that:(
Oh well, here's 38 more images of the Kadoya to further whet your appetite!

Extraneus

Nice link, IG. Here's the NB state bird, the Western Meadowlark.

(Click to open pic.)

daddy

A Berlin nightclub where guests frequently have sex on the dance floor faced a deadly bacteria scare on Saturday.

A male patron of the KitKatClub was rushed to the hospital after he was suspected of contracting bacterial meningitis,

Miss Marple,

If Der Spiegel can get their ace reporter, Claas Retardo to investigate, I'm sure it can all be blamed on Trump.

daddy

Interesting to see how quickly CNN Reporter Dana Bash changes the topic by saying "Lets focus on now," immediately following Lindsay Graham's pushback against her exonerating excuse for Obama's Iraqi pullout by saying, "that's Bulls**t."

clarice

You're killing me tonight,daddy.

D

Those boiled pigs feet do not look very appetizing.
I would take a pass on those.
What is that green stuff?

henry

The green stuff next to the pig feet looks like chopped scallions

MissMarple2

Forgot to mention!

When I was at Kohls this afternoon I noticed that the Timberland boots which were just like Melania's were almost sold out!

HAHAHAHA!

Extraneus

My father loved pickled pigs feet.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

My dad did, too. I think it was a traditional bar food around here.

He used to buy jars of them and we girls would all be horrified. HA!

daddy

Hi, Clarice. We had Christmas last night!

Santa did not leave me a Thermomix, but what I got was even better---I got an:

1) Egg-Tastic (As Seen On TV!)

2) a Micro-Wave Egg Poacher (Brochure Not Available)

3) and a Microwave Rapid Veggie Steamer.

Heck, I couldn't get Type-2 Diabetes if I tried!


Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A friend sends me the results of Google search on "Venezuela owes Russia massive amounts of money"

Result 2 through infinity covers articles on Russian loan to Venezuela, Russia loaning more money to Venezuela, Russia considering forgiving loans owed by Venezuela, ....

BUT.
The number 1 search result was:
FACT CHECK: Russia Paid Donald Trump Millions of Dollars

Hmmm.

Narciso79

Kimball was known for dismembering academic frauds when he was at the new criterion when he was pajamas media he discovered the Russian transloteration for Palin as huntress, I dont know what dyspeptic ape went for mccain

Jack is Back!

narc,

You may have that all wrong about Kimball. Show your cards. Not him. But if you have proof, then show it. Not good to make statements like your's that are circumspect.

Narciso79

Artistic frauds but it was based from a faux academic perspective.

Narciso79

They should have called the zkydragon hour:


https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/30/michael-bloomberg-climate-change/

Narciso79

It really has gone get smart or dumb:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/muellers-cone-of-silence.php

Extraneus

"Venezuela owes Russia massive amounts of money"

While we're arguing about internet bots.

Extraneus

And the Chinese are taking over a port in Kenya for the same reason. That's what I meant before saying what I said.

Jack is Back!

narc,

I expected better a response. Talk about a dodge. Stop making unverifieable accusations based on some weird thinking you have. Not good.

GUS

Haven't been around for a couple days. Yeah, I was hanging out at the KITKAT KLUB. Got some virus or something.
KitKatKlub. KKK for short. I'm a Conservative.

Facebook has banned THE TRUTH?? The ABSOLUTE TRUTH? Man was an ILLEGAL ALIEN. Trump is NOT a NAZI.

When the WAR gets here (soon), I hope FACE BOOK has really good fire insurance.

GUS

I sure hope GOOGLE has good fire insurance.

Narciso79

Well you know who represented Facebook until a little while ago dontcha Gus?

Another Bob

Steve Sailer makes an occasional hobby of demonstrating how Google’s search suggestions “differ” in interesting ways.

Narciso79

Well there is a possibility that they might get competent management for pdvsa possibly.

clarice

Heh, daddy--something to work off those pigsfeet.

henry

Forbes pauses Macron, but sounds like the minstrels for Sir Robin in doing so:

The Startup President: How France's Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company:

https://twitter.com/forbestech/status/1079542654495612929?s=21

henry

Praises. Even autocorrect finds that odd.

Narciso79

Well six months is an eternity in this business.

MissMarple2

Mark Knoller
@markknoller
·
4h
"There's a deal to be had, I think," says @LindseyGrahamSC
after lunch discussion with Pres Trump about funding for border wall. Says deal could include work permits for DACA individuals. Graham sees chance for a breakthrough to end shutdown.

Mark Knoller
@markknoller
·
4h
Pres Trump didn't commit to a DACA deal on border wall funding, but he's "open-minded," Sen Graham told reporters on emerging from WH lunch with @POTUS
. Graham said the pres called the idea "interesting."

The TRUMP PAGE Retweeted
Mark Knoller
Mark Knoller
@markknoller
Sen Graham describes the president as "upbeat" and "on multiple fronts...in a very good mood." Says @POTUS
still looking for $5-billion in funding for border security including border wall.

Jack is Back!

Off to bed. Do some reading. Slaap lekker, tot morgen.

Narciso79

Tongue planted in cheek:

https://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/dave-barry/article223204095.html

daddy

Here's Kay Kyser's 1946 recording of The Woody Woodpecker Song

Nice chords, and a way less painful version to listen to than the later one by Frank Sinatra.

daddy

1948---excuse me.

MissMarple2

https://conservativepolitics2day.com/rudy-giuliani-blindsides-bob-mueller-with-bombshell-revelation-that-changes-everything/

Rudy was pretty strong in his statement.

rich

Posted by: Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA | December 30, 2018 at 07:20 PM

didn't the russian's send some bombers to grease the skids on the take over of the venezuela oil industry ...

socalism ... can make an ocean of oil a drop.

rich

Ex got to it first and better.

alas ...

henry

A federal judge in Texas who declared Obamacare unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/31/us-judge-clears-the-way-for-appeal-of-ruling-against-health-law.html

rich

and Orange Blue!

that happened to be the first time ever that Florida has beaten Michigan. they did it in style too.

Narciso79

I've gotten mixed signals about this:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.atimes.com/article/how-russian-provocation-backfired-in-the-caribbean/amp/

rich

yeah! still litigating Zerocare ... great job Paul Ryan, great job. I should get a copy of that bullshit book he had ghostwritten and get an autograph ... a museum artifact of failure.

The Infamous Ignatz

--narc,

You may have that all wrong about Kimball. Show your cards. Not him. But if you have proof, then show it. Not good to make statements like your's that are circumspect.--

I'm thinking you might not quite have grasped what narc was saying, JiB. Of course we all don't at one time or another, but in this case I think he was complimenting Kimball not disparaging him.

MissMarple2

The Associated Press
The Associated Press
@AP

Should entertainment have a shelf life? "Sixteen Candles," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "The Simpsons" and many other popular works are problematic for some modern audiences. @anthonyted
explores how we might rethink some old favorites.

=============================
Old favorites are being made unacceptable.

Narciso79

Good grief, they have too much time on their hands apu was perhaps the smartest character on the simpsons

rich

Posted by: MissMarple2 | December 30, 2018 at 09:10 PM

they can take bugs bunny and speedy gonzales from my cold dead hands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc-3wVQuD7k

Catsmeat

Hi, Ext--will have to take a picture next time--they're here all right--funny, that Cornell site doesn't even show them as north as Kansas, but my next-door neighbor, former principal of my younger kids' elementary school, Morley Elementary and (yes) the Morley Meadowlarks, has been complaining about their depredations for years!

rich

this never gets old ... pronoun trouble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5PW6SNHNJk

Catsmeat

And that site didn't have my woodpecker--the red-headed one there didn't have the distinctive black and white horizontal stripes on the back (which, I repeat, I saw just yesterday or the day before on one of the back pines--he looked very happy!).

MissMarple2

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/1230/1019576-russia-letter/

Russia signals willingness for dialogue with US.

Note: This is a Russian site,

Narciso79

See classic cartoons teach important concepts , three hours of the today show is something skeleton might have come up with, and the Jerry Springer derivatives would terrify the Old Ones

James D.

Watching “The Maltese Falcon” on TCM.

I totally would have loved a sequel following Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre wandering the world in search of the real black bird.

James D.

Old favorites are being made unacceptable.

The only response to the people trying to do that is “screw you, shut up.” And then ignore them.

daddy

The green stuff next to the pig feet looks like chopped scallions

They are indeed scallions, and you pour some wonderful brown sauce (not soy) on them, and then you take a bit of a chopped fresh raw cabbage, plop a bit of grilled meat on top that you've also swirled in that sauce, then sprinkle those scallions on top and shove it all in your mouth---Yumm---then chase it with super ice-cold swigs of Asahi.

Maryrose, the pigs feet are wonderful, and the pigs feet broth (without the pigs feet) is even better.

Catsmeat

Hey, Jack, Ig is right about narciso's point--it was pro-Kimball, who is a gentleman and a scholar. I use some of his books (Experiments Against Reality and Lives of the Mind) pretty often--the latter has I think a really good chapter on Wodehouse (he is of course a huge fan, as is every right-minded creature)--those of you who haven't read any Wodehouse, start now, as a holiday treat.

Narciso79

That does look good, and I'm not crazy about cabbage,

From the brief colloquoy that I had with jonah years ago, I found him very shallow.

Gentlejim

Rich,
Love me some Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Thanks for posting that. Droll... very droll. :)

JamesD,
I absolutely agree with “screw you, shut up”. We’ve tried the ignore them and it hasn’t worked.

daddy

BTW,

After Christmas Dinner, Caltech took a new box of Trivial Pursuit cards and started quizzing us. The one that got me was something like "What Christmas Carol was Martin Luthor rumored to have written?"

The surprising answer is here, but I won't reveal it so you guys can guess. The link includes this exciting bit to whet your interest even more than the pics above whetted your appetite for boiled Jap Pigs feet:)

For several years, many traditional choir directors have refused to sing _____ _____ _____ _____ because they think it was written by Luther. A bit of detective work done by researchers at the US Library of Congress finds Luther was not the author. Further, regardless of who the author is, there is no heresy contained within the stanzas but only a sweet song about _____ _____.

peter

Sitting down with a Southern Tier Choklat imperial stout (right up CH's alley, I would imagine, with its 10 % alcohol) after a hard day visiting the Noguchi museum with my older son and bopping around Astoria Queens. Catching up on old threads. I'll probably pass out in half an hour with this level of alcohol.

Narciso79

The movies channel has a noir block on Sunday, but generally some more obscure selections than hammett or chandler?

MissMarple2

daddy,

I knew the rumor about that carol. In my Methodisr hymnal years ago, he was listed as the author.

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