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December 10, 2018



Sarah Hoyt was a linking maniac last night at Instapundit:



speaking of clarice, she posted this at supper time yesterday. Don't miss it. If it's behind a pay wall, let me know.



It's behind the pay wall for me, anonamom.

Captain Hate

Me too; yes, I couldn't figure out what Clarice and pagan were talking about.


More on the fraudulent ballot revocation in Chicago. I recommend watching the video, where the kid says he WILL file a federal lawsuit if they don't let him on the ballot.


Captain Hate

Fucking autocucumber


This is very important to appreciate, especially with the related migration treaty on the table right now. https://inequality.org/research/eleanor-roosevelt-black-lives-matter-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/

UDHR forms a huge backbone of curricula projects being pushed in k-12 in the US and globally. Never ratified means little when something has become a core motivating belief in daily behavior.

Good luck james. Momto2-thought of you yesterday when I was at the adult day care holiday party. Dad has clearly gotten into the clapping aspects and was completely oblivious he kept clapping longer than anyone. I think he likes the way it feels to want to bring his hands together and create an audible result.

So glad you were well represented this year with so much on your plate.

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some West Coast chee-kanz have it goin on. Tommy Guerrero is one of them. SFO-born and raised.Former skateboarding champ turned self-taught musician.

he has developed some sensibilities out of chee-kanz funk toward jazz. he's evolved since "Return of the Bastard" album... a collection of great tunes with lyrics.

especially like the first number on this album. (sorry about the mershalls).

thought you might like this musical variation. he records a lot of the tracks hisseff.

Road to Nowhere



That was quick.

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the Creator's gifted us with use of so many tools. the beauty of living, at least momentarily, outside so many false dichotomies, no?

have a great day!!!



from the article. This is what I refer to as the MH vision that the Right and Left oriented think tanks all seem to agree on, when you decipher their rhetoric.

"Understanding economic inequality as a cause and a consequence of human rights violations has the potential to be transformative. Rights help shift the narrative about what is just and unjust. By demanding that certain material needs are so essential for human flourishing that they must be guaranteed to all, rights directly challenge the logic of market fundamentalism. That’s powerful. Responding to this demand means making significant structural changes to the way decisions are taken about how the economy functions.

Roosevelt feared that unless human rights had meaning in homes, schools, factories, farms, and other workplaces, they would have little meaning anywhere. Seventy years later, there’s still a tremendous amount of work to do to give human rights meaning in the places they’re needed most acutely. But to see today’s activists increasingly rallying around socioeconomic rights is testament to the enduring vision of the Universal Declaration. I have to think Eleanor would be impressed by that."

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May prolonging moments leading up to her slow, lethargic trudge to the glue factory.

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And here is the rub, the crux of the biscuit, if you will:

"Roosevelt feared that unless human rights had meaning in homes, schools, factories, farms, and other workplaces, they would have little meaning anywhere. Seventy years later, there’s still a tremendous amount of work to do to give human rights meaning in the places they’re needed most acutely. "

Who defines and, therefore, confines meaning? Roosevelt's fears are of no interest to me or 'my kind.'

Blueblood technocrats and 'activist' philanthropists know SQUAT about what gives meaning to lives outside of their capacity to grasp things they cannot see.

Come to a reservation in the Great Central Valley on sweat night. Try to determine how "human rights" have meaning there. Roosevelt's fears 70 years later would have less than zero meaning there. But that is where life shared creates meaning as understood for MILLENIA.

at what point does the "conversation" take direction from some of the oldest "human" elements alive on this planet today, host to a civilization with its 'third eye blind'; rich by every material measure but incapable of rubbing two cultural sticks together whereby to define anything of lasting value or morality.

Another Bob

Can someone toss me a bone on Brexit?

Is there any legitimate reason why Europe must be negotiated with re. Brexit?


Donald J. Trump
Despite the large Caravans that WERE forming and heading to our Country, people have not been able to get through our newly built Walls, makeshift Walls & Fences, or Border Patrol Officers & Military. They are now staying in Mexico or going back to their original countries.......

.....Ice, Border Patrol and our Military have done a FANTASTIC job of securing our Southern Border. A Great Wall would be, however, a far easier & less expensive solution. We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new. The Democrats,.....

....however, for strictly political reasons and because they have been pulled so far left, do NOT want Border Security. They want Open Borders for anyone to come in. This brings large scale crime and disease. Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way...

There is probably more coming, but he's been interrupted. I will post it when it shows up.


Good Morning

Congrats and prayers Momto2.

MissM, not to be picky, I do it all the time but your 6:15 is from 2015 and worth saving.


See what I mean...your 6:12 not 6:15.


Another Bob,

The negotiations were the Remainers way of staying in the EU while pretending they were leaving.

No, they don't need to negotiate it. They can just say "We are out."

May is going to end up with a mess like Paris if she isn't careful.


Who elected Eleanor Roosevelt to anything?


Team #nevertrump:

The senators — 32 Democrats, 10 Republicans and two independents — also stressed the importance of casting aside party differences in confronting impending challenges, noting that during their time in Congress, “we were allies and at other times opponents, but never enemies.

Well no. You asshats are safely kicked to the curb so I feel safe and free.


Sorry, Rocco. I do wish people would note it is an old article when linking on Twitter.

I will try to be more observant.



drawandstrike points out that Comey is either lying or guilty of not doing his job.


Jay Weber @JayWeber3

Socialist Emmanuel Macron literally called on the nation to use other people's money to get him out of his political jam.
He called on private businesses to give workers raises, then promised he'd raise the minimum wage on them. This is how socialists are wired.

Another Bob

Apologies if someone already linked this: https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/276694/is-the-womens-march-melting-down

Describes in some detail how a generic “women’s movement” was hijacked by a handful of “activists” who’s primary motivation seems to be the cash.


I'm way behind, this might have been mentioned:


I was afraid he'd be squishy on liberal causes and politics in an effort to prove his bona fides after he squeaked through.

I realize he went through hell, but he looked a bit soft to me before all the craziness started. I "bled" for what he and his family went through during the hearings and lies, but always in the back of my mind I was curious if he'd be like Roberts. Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Captain Hate

Is there any legitimate reason why Europe must be negotiated with re. Brexit?

I thought it was pretty clear from the get go that the EU had the potential to be a totalitarian nightmare to ensnare purportedly free people. Even the apparatchiks at the New York Review of Books noted that countries were being admitted that didn't satisfy the minimum financial requirements. Whenever you see something like that, the only question is do you cover your wallet or your ass.

Captain Hate

drawandstrike points out that Comey is either lying or guilty of not doing his job.

Typical clickbait mafia. Everybody knows this, fuckhead; the question is will he face consequences for this? It is imperative that this be answered in a positive manner.


So, daddy, you're going to Brave. Do you like it? I think someone on here mentioned Opera ... am I wrong? Are they both better than chrome?

Just curious.

I try and use duck duck go, (I realize it's a search machine, not a browser) but even though I resent google and it's politics, it seems so much quicker than ddg.


The Unbelievable James Comey
The former FBI director professes to know little about how the government came to spy on the political opposition.

By James Freeman
Dec. 10, 2018 4:51 p.m. ET

Can the story former FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Friday possibly be true? In a joint executive session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, Mr. Comey presented himself as unaware and incurious regarding one of the most consequential investigations the FBI has ever conducted. After describing how little he knew about the federal government’s use of its surveillance powers against associates of the presidential campaign of the party out of power in 2016, Mr. Comey then assured lawmakers that the launching of the investigation was proper and free of political bias.

On Saturday a transcript of the Comey testimony was released by the congressional committees. President Donald Trumptweeted without subtlety on Sunday:

On 245 occasions, former FBI Director James Comey told House investigators he didn’t know, didn’t recall, or couldn’t remember things when asked. Opened investigations on 4 Americans (not 2) - didn’t know who signed off and didn’t know Christopher Steele. All lies!
This is perhaps an overstatement. But some skepticism is clearly in order on the part of the President and every other American who wants free and fair elections. Lawmakers were interested in finding out who exactly initiated the investigation and when. Here’s a portion of the transcript in which the Obama administration FBI boss was questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.):

Mr. Gowdy. Do you recall who drafted the FBI’s initiation document for that late July 2016 Russia investigation?
Mr. Comey. I do not.
Mr. Gowdy. Would you disagree that it was Peter Strzok?
Mr. Comey. I don’t know one way or the other.
Mr. Gowdy. Do you know who approved that draft of an initial plan for the Russia investigation in late July 2016?
Mr. Comey. I don’t.
This was not just any investigation. On the other hand the FBI is a big place and perhaps the director would not recall which of the staff had worked on a particular document. Under further questioning from Mr. Gowdy, Mr. Comey added that he didn’t remember ever even seeing the document. Again, one might hope that consequential cases going to the heart of our democratic process would be closely supervised by the most senior officials, but any case generates some volume of documents and an FBI director may be able to learn enough from staff briefings to make sensible decisions. The next part of the transcript is harder to swallow:

Mr. Gowdy. How does the FBI launch counterintelligence investigations? What documents are required?
Mr. Comey. I don’t know for sure because it’s opened far below the Director’s level. But there’s documentation in criminal investigations and in counterintelligence investigations to explain the predication for the opening of a file, that is, the basis for the opening of a file.
Mr. Gowdy. Who at the FBI has the authority to launch a counterintelligence investigation into a major political campaign, and would that eventually have to be approved by you?
Mr. Comey. I don’t know for a variety of reasons. I’ve never encountered a circumstance where an investigation into a political campaign was launched, and so I don’t know how that would be done.
Saying that he’s never dealt with the investigation of a political party may seem like a falsehood but Mr. Comey argues that his bureau was not investigating the 2016 Trump campaign as a whole but particular people associated with it. This must be reassuring for Americans to know that the next time they are surveilled while engaging in political activity, perhaps not all of their friends and colleagues will be subjected to such treatment.

However Mr. Comey chooses to characterize the cases he was supposed to be overseeing, he is now saying that neither at that time nor in the more than two years since did he ever know or bother to find out how investigations of political campaigns begin or who authorizes them. Wouldn’t even a passionate anti-Trumper—which Mr. Comey is—be at least curious how the machinery operates when his own subordinates take the extraordinary step of investigating the party out of power?

At least according to his Friday testimony, Mr. Comey did not become any more interested in details once the FBI surveillance machinery was grinding its way toward a series of wiretaps. By now many Americans have understandably grown weary of the various Russian collusion claims. But in the summer and fall of 2016 the FBI was supposedly trying to determine if a hostile foreign power had compromised a leading candidate for President.

This is the stuff of spy novels. But even the real former spy peddling bizarre claims that would assist the Obama administration’s pursuit of those wiretaps didn’t arouse much curiosity or suspicion in the FBI chief, according to Mr. Comey’s Friday testimony. In this portion of the transcript it appears that to this day Mr. Comey doesn’t much care whether the bureau’s source was indirectly paid by the Democratic National Committee to generate dirt on Mr. Trump:

Mr. Gowdy. Who is Christopher Steele?
Mr. Comey. My understanding is that Christopher Steele is a former intelligence officer of an allied nation who prepared a series of reports in the summer of 2016 that have become known as the Steele dossier.
Mr. Gowdy. How long did he have a relationship with the FBI?
Mr. Comey. I don’t know...
Mr. Gowdy. When did you learn he was working for Fusion GPS?
Mr. Comey. I don’t know that I ever knew that...
Mr. Gowdy. When did you learn that Fusion GPS was hired by Perkins Coie?
Mr. Comey. I never learned that, certainly not while I was Director.
Mr. Gowdy. Well, when did you learn the DNC had hired Perkins Coie?
Mr. Comey. I never learned that. Again, while I was Director. I think I’ve read it in the media, but, yeah, even today, I don’t know whether it’s true.
Wouldn’t a reasonable person make it his business to find out who paid whom if for no other reason than to make sure that as FBI director he hadn’t been taken in by a partisan attack disguised as a national security case?

Mr. Comey rejected the possibility that law enforcers in the Obama administration targeted Team Trump in response to questioning by Rep. Ted Deutch (D., Fla.):

Mr. Deutch. Director Comey, do you believe the FBI or DOJ ever investigated the Trump campaign for political purposes?
Mr. Comey. I not only don’t believe it, I know it not to be true.
Mr. Deutch. I’m sorry, would you repeat that?
Mr. Comey. I know it not to be true. I know that we never investigated the Trump campaign for political purposes.

How would he know, if the rest of his testimony is accurate?



Comey gave an interview last night (sorry don't know where). This gal watched it and noted the pertinent parts.


Here's the rest of his tweet:

Donald J. Trump
.....I look forward to my meeting with Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi. In 2006, Democrats voted for a Wall, and they were right to do so. Today, they no longer want Border Security. They will fight it at all cost, and Nancy must get votes for Speaker. But the Wall will get built...

....People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!


Good Morning! We watched a documentary last night called "In the Shadow of the Moon."
It was made in 2007,so a few of the Apollo astronauts interviewed have passed away. The astronauts were asked about the moon landing conspiracies. Their reactions were as you would expect. So,to see what Steph Curry said is *interesting.* He should sit down and watch the documentary.


Gary Sinise has an autibiography coming out.


Ralph L

A Bob, part of the problem is Northern Ireland and its border with Rep of Ire. They want it kept open, and the Unionists give May her weak majority.

I hope Trump has a deal ready to go with a post-May government.

Another Bob

MT: “the step after the squoze down tubes get too far gone.”

Probably right MT. I never knew the fundamental cause of the tube cracking. I always assumed it was some process of premature embrittlement plus vibration. They have different ways of doing it now, but back in the eighties they sent people called “jumpers” into the SGs to do that work. They come in, take their yearly radiation dose in a week, collect a big paycheck then leave.

Daddy, think of the SG as a huge immersion heater. Inside the tubes is 600 degree water at about 2500 psi. Install it in a big steel bucket, them pump water into the bucket. Lots and lots of steam.



This is what the leader of the Democrats thinks about decent people in America.

Never vote for a Democrat.


"Comment on the day’s events, with humor, pith, and pungency." Stinky, say I.

Explosive lameness disorder.

Ralph L

In MM's Julie Kelly tweets:
Comey said he sent agents to interview Flynn--yet he remembers little about the Clinton and FISA investigations because he wasn't involved. And he didn't go through normal channels deliberately.


No apologies MissM, I do it too!


Good morning!

Thank you KK (and thank Mrs. Kid) for the lovely "bouquet" - so relaxing and soothing.

Prayers for James that all goes smoothly and he doesn't suffer discomfort. Dentists still seem to have no problem prescribing narcotics.

rse - I haven't tried clapping but for a few years, my husband could still sing the happy birthday song. I read that singing uses a different portion of the brain than speaking which is very interesting. He can no longer do that.


"Obama knows. John Kerry knows. And Al Gore, the man who has made an enormous amount of money perpetuating the biggest hoax foisted on the human race, knows. Human-inspired “climate change” is a ruse."

The Hoax of 'Climate Change'


Yet there are people who believe in wasting our money on it.

Manuel Transmission


I’ve used Opera since browsers were invented. I rarely have fewer than ~100 tabs open even though it has been migrated over a dozen laptop PCs and now three MBPs. Most of the improvements in other browsers, AFAIK have been stolen from the crazy Norskys. I’ve had the same JOM tab open since 2008 when I first discovered this place and once I signed up for typepad it has kept me logged on. One of the key things I love about it is, like a lot of CAD software, you can navigate with your left hand using hot keys while mousing or fingering in the touchpad with your right.


Mom-it is his sweet tooth that seems to be outlasting memories, which is ironic as he never really had a sweet tooth. Watching him yesterday I suggested to my daughters that we get a box of holiday petits fours that are soft, sugary, and pretty that he can just pick up and put a bow on the box and make that his Christmas present.

It can be a bit like the cranberry sauce he kept eating at Thanksgiving.


Donald J. Trump
Great job by Michael Anton on @foxandfriends
. A true National Security expert!


Donald J. Trump
Very productive conversations going on with China! Watch for some important announcements!

Ralph L

In my limited experience, petit fours look better than they taste.


Not when they are fresh, ralph.

I already looked into "best petits fours atlanta" this morning and it directed me to the same place that the diva adores for gingerbread men. It also referenced the bakery which maks her favorite yule log.

We don't do sugary desserts except at christmas.

Ralph L

If you can't have bacon, dairy, and sweets, why live?


Charles Payne is commenting on President Trump's positive China tweet:

Charles V Payne
Charles V Payne
It's really scary. I've seen CEOs called lairs when comments and data belie the catasphrophic narrative of tariffs, dates of official events changed and the automatic dismissal of positives. Every single day. Never could I guess hatred would supersede journalistic responsibility.


Thanks, MT.

I've seen several jom people mention it. I'm going to try it.


Prayers James d

It's almost as if Germany didn't lose the wars didn't it?



Guaranteeing I will never pick up a copy of their magazine.


Food is one of the few things that makes my husband happy. He used to love my cooking but now seems most excited by the occasional fast food lunch. I try to keep a balance of happy/healthy. His last A1C was 5.5 which made his Dr. very happy. He commented that if he had these test results 6 years ago he would never have had a stroke.

I told him it was his inability to drive and therefore is a "prisoner" of my food choices.

I think Henri's has the best petits fours in Atlanta.


Miss Marple, I follow Julie Kelly on twitter and post on her threads, too. She's quite brave and strong. Really like her.


Commenting on Time's "Persons of the Year":

John Hayward
The constant media refrain that arguing with them, criticizing them, or denigrating them is the beginning of a slippery slope that ends with firing squads and dungeon cells for reporters is a shameful effort to use real oppression around the world as a shield against criticism.


The Libya piece doesn't mention general haftar who is actually trying to put the Islamic state away.



Glad you follow her, too!

Twitter has provided an opportunity for people that I am certain Jack Dorsey didn't intend when he started it up. It's actually quite ironic.


Donald J. Trump
Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!



Tom R

Trump’s tweet today about having the military build the wall if the Democrats is a signal he knows he has some leverage. If a formal budget is not passed then Continuing Resolutions must be passed to avoid shutting down the government. That means the same spending levels from last year adjusted for inflation are carried over for 2019 spending levels. The 2018 budget was very beneficial for the DoD. There will be plenty of funding available to pay for the border wall and having the Army Corp of Engineers build it.




"Sen. Mazie Hirono: 'We Democrats know so much' that we tend to alienate voters"

The thing that alienates voters is:

"DNC Chair Tom Perez Suggests Christians Are Stupid"



This one blames French riots on Merkel.





The singing group I joined last fall performed, for the first time, at what I still call 'a nursing home' -- many, many elderly there, besides the ill. We had already sung at the kick-off for the Salvation Army's Christmas bell-ringing appeal a few weeks ago, plus a couple of other groups.

I hadn't been to a 'nursing home' in many years, since an elderly aunt had to live in one for a few months while recuperating from illness. Gosh, my eyes fill with tears just thinking about last night. Quite a few ladies were dressed up in Christmas tee shirts, their hair beautifully curled and shiny ... and looking so sweet. Others were quite ill, but they filled the community room. We sang our Christmas set, which lasts about 35 to 40 minutes.

Honestly, we are all so healthy and blessed to be in our homes and/or with our loved ones. I had to force myself to smile, probably because I wasn't used to doing this. So many of the newer places with the retirement side and then the 'other' side for infirm and unable to live in the home's apartments without bedside care, all of those places look bright and beautiful, and I drive by them never thinking about what's inside.

When we sang our last song, and the words were "...Have a Happy New Year", I had to fight not to let my tears flow. We have one more home to sing at on Thursday, then Friday drive to Kansas to a veteran's place, and a side visit to a Vietnam Memorial the vets built on their own. Then next week we have a nursing home or other event to sing at every day (or evening.)

To those of you here taking care of your elderly or infirm loved ones, I salute you. Making life's adjustments aren't always easy, but, oh, my, what a blessing you all are to those who need you.

xo. :) Joan

Almost forgot, we have elaborate, pretty 'evening type' clothes and all dress alike, even same shoes. The men wear evening dress, beautiful shiny dress shoes (tuxedo? they look like patent leather) -- anyway, even the same jewelry for the women. Last night we had to wear lighted and/or blinking Christmas bulb necklaces for fun (wasn't crazy about that, but it was bright and fun, I'm sure, for the audience.)

Tom R

Insert “won’t agree to fund it” after “Democrats”


Momto2, I'd been trying since I went back last night to read the post that triggered all the comments your way to articulate what it is I want to say. i cannot do better than Rocco did above:

Congrats and prayers Momto2.

Your commitment, dedication, love and care causes me to fell great respect and admiration.



"The U.S. will not be signing the migration compact—and that’s the correct decision from public policy, national security, and national sovereignty standpoints."

May God bless the USA.


mom-henri's is where they get the gingerbread men and they adore their petits fours and thumbprint cookies.

I now get the yule log from Douceur de France after researching best yule logs. The diva approved and already told me to order it again.

At least I try to get the cheaper gas while outside the perimeter.



"Congressional investigators have confirmed that a top FBI official met with Democratic Party lawyers to talk about allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion weeks before the 2016 election, and before the bureau secured a search warrant targeting Trump’s campaign."

They don't make the stuff up!


via insty:



clarice Feldman

Catsmeat--given the Pin Kidney removal at Gus' examine carefully the "vnison" he sends you,

James D--the laproscopy surgery for the gall bladder is easy peasey--you'll be home quickly and fine, Don't flirt with the nurses though or you'll be stuck there longer.


I now get the yule log from Douceur de France after researching best yule logs.

Oh, thank for the tip! I may have to try one of those. Isn't Henri's a treasure?


If you decide to add any German sweets, you must drive down to my side of town - City Cafe in Fayetteville - and I'll meet you there for lunch. http://citycafeandbakery.com/


Oh brother

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Kashoggi will get some posthumous award for being the Mother Theresa of the "global search for Truth."

Islamist propaganda goes mainstream.


There has been some speculation about Trump's "interview" with Mueller the day before Muller was appointed Special Counsel. Maybe others here have picked up on this before, but in a piece posted on 12/8, Jeff Carlson notes that Rosenstein was apparently at that meeting.

Following Rosenstein’s meeting with McCabe [the one in which Rosenstein reportedly spoke of wearing a wire], Trump met with former FBI Director Robert Mueller, reportedly as an interview for the FBI Director job. It appears that Rosenstein was present at that meeting as well.

President Trump, in an interview with the New York Times said this about the meeting:

“We were interviewing replacements at the F.B.I. Did you know Mueller was one of the people that was being interviewed? … now what happens is, he [Mueller] leaves the office. Rosenstein leaves the office. The next day, he [Mueller] is appointed special counsel.”

The idea that Mueller would be considered for the FBI Director role seems highly unlikely, although not entirely impossible. Mueller had previously served as the FBI Director from 2001 to 2013—two years beyond the normal 10-year tenure for an FBI Director. In 2011, Obama requested that Mueller stay on as FBI Director for an additional two years, which required special approval from the senate.

We still don’t know what was actually said at the meeting between Mueller, Rosenstein, and Trump.



Was fruitcakeJonah Goldberg separated at birth from Kashoggi?


Good luck today, James!

Happy anniversary, Momto2!


Yes as to henri's but you must place your order for douceur. They have several different yule logs.

I also love the roast beef cuban at henris to get when I don't feel like cooking during the holidays when I am focused on larger gatherings.

The henris in buckhead moved to a different shopping center from its freestanding location. This is causing a problem with the other merchants as their customers cannot get a parking space during the lunch rush and it is middle-high end retail.

One of red's favorite shops is there as nice clothes is a perk of still living at home. She discovered one of the salespeople is the older sister of someone she works with regularly. Luckily it was not a day when she bought much.

However, she had been in the week before with my mom and essentially spent her fall budget picking up things she both liked and needed. I just sit there and tell her what's a good color and what is not.



Old Lurker

Kev "Kashoggi will get some posthumous award for being the Mother Theresa of the "global search for Truth."

The current Pope will probably make him a Saint.

Old Lurker

Ext "There has been some speculation about Trump's interview"

With James on the sideline, I feel the need to speak for both of us:

You lost me at "speculation"...


On May 17, 2017, the day after Trump’s meeting with Mueller—and the day after Rosenstein’s encounter with McCabe—Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

The conflicting words and actions of McCabe cannot be overlooked. On the one hand McCabe testified there was no obstruction from Trump, yet, just five days later, McCabe was attempting to convince Rosenstein to go along with his efforts to open an obstruction investigation into the president. Events suggest that McCabe’s efforts were met with alarm from Rosenstein, who responded by appointing Mueller as special counsel. Rosenstein may have also informed Trump of McCabe’s intentions.


Several months later, McCabe would lie under oath to DOJ Inspector general Michael Horowitz regarding authorization of FBI leaking to the Wall Street Journal.

Five days after McCabe lied to the IG, on Aug. 2, 2017, Rosenstein secretly issued Mueller a revised Scope of Investigation & Definition of Authority memo that remains heavily redacted. The full purpose of this Memo remains unknown and few have seen the unredacted version. On this same day, Christopher Wray was named the new FBI director.

On Aug. 4, 2017, AG Sessions announced the formation of a newly established Leak Task Force. Rosenstein and Wray were tasked with overseeing all leak investigations.


You lost me at "speculation"...



Momto2, you reaffirm to me what wonderful people share JOM with each other. Happy Anniversary!


James D, just because it’s easier now than when the Shah of Iran had the surgery, doesn’t mean you won’t be glad to be on the other side of it. Don’t lift anything heavier than a small stuffed teddy bear for a while.


Time Magazine? Fortunately no one will read it.


lots of wannabe fiction writers out there.

During a White House celebration of Hanukkah on Dec. 6, 2018, Trump specifically called out to Rosenstein, who was one of the attendees:

Trump: Also joining us tonight are several of our great cabinet members, Secretary Steve Mnuchin—where’s Steve? Steve, thank you—Attorney General Rod Rosenstein—where’s Rod, where’s Rod? Rod, where are you?

Rosenstein: I’m back here.

Trump: Why? He’s entitled to a much better location than that. Thank you Rod, very much.

Words do not adequately convey the warmth and enthusiasm from President Trump. The short exchange can be found here at the 1:35 minute mark.

Well worth watching the video. I hadn't seen it before, or read about this exchange.



Old Lurker

sbw, this: "Momto2, you reaffirm to me what wonderful people share JOM with each other. Happy Anniversary!"

Pretty much sums it up perfectly.


The Google CEO is testifying before Congress. Here's a quote:

Saagar Enjeti
Google CEO: "I lead this company without political bias and work to insure our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would be against our core principles and business interests"

In my opinion they should charge him right now with lying to Congress.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Henri's tis true is the best in Atlanta. We used to go there on Saturdays between class and rehearsals at Southern Ballet. SB was in the upstairs above the stores on the corner across from the old Sears building.

I also used to go to Rhodes Bakery in the Piedmont/Cheshire Bridge area. I don't even know if it is still there, but one of the Rhodes family still has a bakery in Snellville.

Best of luck JamesD!

Congrats momto2...

Old Lurker

MM "In my opinion they should charge him right now with lying to Congress."

That is not who we are, MM. It is no longer a crime.


It's still there steph and also still well-regarded. That area is harder to get around during the holiday season. Close to where hubby had a house when we got married. Went back to see it about a year ago and thse close-in neighborhoods have gone to private security patrols to burglars do not think there is no one that will respond before they can get out of the house with the loot.

Just saw footage of burglars breaking in to peachtree heights neighborhood within last week carrying uzi type weapons.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Yikes, rse. I feel so lucky to work from home during the holidays. My office faces the street, so I see when all packages are delivered and can immediately grab them before the porch pirates and can also see all who come into the cul de sac and don't look like they belong. We used to never lock our doors except when we went out of town but now have a security system... sad.


Red works from home some and faces out on cul-de-sac. She talks about the people driving through clearly trying to get a handle on the neighborhood patterns. Luckily between retirees and work from homes or stay-at-homes, this is a neighborhood where most of the homes are occupied during the day except when people run errands.

Good not to be predictable with those either.

Captain Hate

So,to see what Steph Curry said is *interesting.* He should sit down and watch the documentary.

A few weeks ago someone I was listening to, Mark Levin or Tammy Bruce, said that China is planning a manned spacecraft to the moon and when they get there will destroy all evidence of the US having been there.

Maybe it's a plan to sell shoes.


I think 5het are trying to recover the control rods from the autobot ship.

Captain Hate

The clickbait mafia is doing their usual look at me on Reverend Jimmy. The only question is will he face any consequences for his bullshit and lies? We've already had one Attorney General who had no interest in that.

I urge you to watch this interview with Mark Meadows from last night. Skip ahead to the 15 minute mark if you don't want to hear him talk about the potential for him to take the chief of staff job and listen to him talk about the Clinton Foundation investigation and what has been going on.

It's only a few minutes long but it's worth it.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 11, 2018 07:54 AM (/tuJf)

Tom R

Maybe others here have picked up on this before, but in a piece posted on 12/8, Jeff Carlson notes that Rosenstein was apparently at that meeting.

I read that NY Times article last year when it was published. Its one of the main reasons I have long held the belief that Mueller and Rosenstein were working with Trump, not against him. I have read elsewhere that Sessions was in attendance as well but I don't have the time right now to find a link backing that up.

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