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January 04, 2019

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daddy

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress.

I'm for it but only if we add a clause that mandates term limits on how long any Congressional aides and/or any Federal Bureaucrats can hold any Federal Job---and lets also put in qualifiers mandating Term Limits on Journalists. And Teachers---no more tenure.

What else? Who am I leaving out?

Jane

I HAVE AREAL ISSUE with Alexa. I wish we could come to terms,

Dave (in MA)

I wonder if Rosie ever interfaced with Uniblab.

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The USS Cole bomber gets lit up by an air strike.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39959/report-us-airstrike-kills-terrorist-responsible-hank-berrien

Extraneus

I only saw three things of possible interest from the latest email:

"Alexa, play me a health podcast."

"Alexa, help me get started in the New Year."

"Alexa, tell me something weird."

"Alexa, what is the price of gold?"

"Alexa, open Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

"Alexa, what are my emails?"

Now get your most recent emails through your Echo devices. Stay organized by linking your Gmail or Outlook email account in the Alexa app in Settings > Email & Calendar.

"Alexa, how old is Jennifer Lawrence?"

"Alexa, give me a wizard joke."

"Alexa, play Harry Potter quiz."

Introducing the first official Harry Potter skill, from Pottermore Publishing and Audible. Test your knowledge and compete daily to win house points. Learn more.

"Alexa, will it snow tomorrow?"

"Alexa, give me a prank."

"Alexa, who won the Winter Classic?"

"Alexa, open Sleep Sounds."

"Alexa, give me some bad poetry."

"Alexa, add kale to my Whole Foods list."

It's no Watson. I wonder what IBM will do with that, btw. They sold voice recognition to Nuance in 2009, which I believe is the licensed technology behind all of the voice thingies we interact with now. They worked on that for a long time and ultimately sold it cheap. They've been working on Watson for a long time, too. Probably more hype than real, but I'd bet it's the best of the AI contenders at the moment.

They should come out with a voice assistant!

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one more thing, daddy:

no more appointment of congressional family members to cabinet positions while the member is still in office.

oh, and make that the same for the Office of the President--- no family members on staff or in appointed positions.

henry

Jiminsunnyvale,

Re Walker: he ran out of big ideas, and globally left went full bore.

Beyond that:

1. Lawfare allowed “vote harvesting” by weakening voter ID (softer student ID standards) and extending early voting in blue hell’s bs rest of state.

2. Exhaustion of R activists. 5 votes including recalls over 8 years... just too damn much.

3. Massive Steyer / Holder / Union spending and vote harvesting (is dragging people to early vote).

Jim Eagle

I have an Alexa in Southampton home I have never used. In fact, it sits under the TV un connected. Don’t have one in Florida. Will not share my privacy with Bezos. NSA is a poor competitor.

henry

Further on Walker, his last campaign was giving tax breaks to a Fortune 500 paper company to keep a profitable plant near Green Bay operating (yeah, they found a mark), and pandering via tax breaks to parents with children instead of everyone. Why the f*** would I vote for any of that lame Schiff?

henry

Video of Trump explaining he can declare a national emergency and build the wall if he wants to, but he is giving negotiation a chance:

https://twitter.com/kayajones/status/1081327085795196928?s=21

Trump is not gonna blink on this game of chicken. Enjoy your popcorn 🍿

Jim Eagle

We have gone from fighting deadly enemies like ISIS to fighting ourselves - Democrat’s.

Extraneus

Will not share my privacy with Bezos.

You don't have an Amazon account and never view or order anything from Amazon?

Captain Hate

Video of Trump explaining he can declare a national emergency and build the wall if he wants to, but he is giving negotiation a chance

He's a nutcracker of a negotiator. All those stupid assholes that claimed they got stiffed by him that the MFM credulously lapped up were just numbnuts who didn't deliver per terms of the contract. Pelosi and Schumer may as well bend over and start crying.

henry

CH, indeed. The nutcracker ain’t just a ballet.

Pinandpuller

Phil Valentine is talking about the Democrat's New Green Deal which is the same old deal of government debacles. There was a company called Hemlocjk Semiconductors of all things that blew over a billion dollars on a plant outside Clarksville, TN. They convinced Austin Peay to offer a diploma program and promised graduates high paying jobs. It was pretty much a scam.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/2014/12/hemlock-permanently-closing-clarksville-plant.html

Extraneus

I think privacy is a good topic for discussion here. I know many of us don't want to be tracked by Google, et al.

When you search, if you're logged in and they can track you, they have that forever. Whatever you ever searched on, forever.

Chrome, when logged into your Google ID, is the penultimate in giving up privacy. Gmail in addition to Chrome is the ultimate.

Pinandpuller

Are we living in a time when people will leave their Twitter followers and YouTube subs to their kids?

henry

Pin, I’m 0 fer 3 on that.

Pinandpuller

henry

Wow all your thoughts on Starbucks just die with you. That's cold.

daddy

Henry,

You know your political territory better than I, but I think Jim in Sunnyvale's comment about people seeing zero push back or consequences for the John Doe Lawbreakers after 4 or 5 years, is huge. That I think is the most frustrating part about all of this. I'll go so far as to say that if tomorrow we read about Mueller's dirty dog prosecutor Weismann(sp) getting his head blown off there'd be millions of American's saying "About damn time one of those C********er's got what was coming to them." I know that's what I'd be seeing, even as I considered going thru the tsk tsk motions.

And I know I ain't alone.

Pinandpuller

Since Foxconn is increasing capacity in India does that mean they could pull a Hemlock in WI? I was going to say scotch the deal but it would be more like Indian Giving.

Extraneus

As nice as Chrome is, when you're logged into Google, they have everything you ever do. Much more than searches. Probably even in Incognito.

James D.

Re: Walker, I think this is so huge as a reason for his defeat:

1) He never went after the people who attacked the conservative activists. Punishment of evil doers was slow and meager. Yet the attacks were like something you'd expect of a totalitarian nation.

He sat on his hands while the people who volunteered for him were terrorized. The ones who did the terrorizing are still drawing taxpayer-funded salaries. Why would anyone support him when he made it clear he’s not interested in defending, or at least avenging, them after they put their hearts and time and money on the line for him?

daddy

How come they know everything about me but I can't find out what day and time the next NASA Briefing is going to be?

BUILD THE M*********** WALL!

daddy

On catch-up just got to this Headline:

Who Killed The Weekly Standard?

Golly, what a mystery.

henry

Pin, Foxconn just bought another building in Racine. I think they are in, even DBag elect Evers is rolling back expectations that he’ll unleash the eco/left on them.

Daddy, if the John Doe was the issue, Leah Vukmir would have out polled Walker. It went the other way. (Not that I am happy about any of that).

henry

James D, beyond all that, what was his next term about? Reigning in excess government? Sadly it became clear he was a classis model UM make government work better guy, not the fire breathing get rid of government guy he got national credit for being. The lack of pushback on John Doe is but one symptom of his GOPe disease.

henry

Fuck auto cucumber. I have beer.

henry

HUGE! SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE!

Former Mexican State Attorney General Pleads Guilty to International Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy

@drawandstrike @catesduane @rising_serpent @almostjingo @tracybeanz @TheChiIIum @Quodverum_ @headsnipe01 @thomaswictor

https://forum.killthecan.org/index.php

bubarooni

'I asked Alexa "tell me a Dad joke"'

Here's my favorite and the one the kids hate the most:

Do you know why it's always so hot in that corner in the den?

Why......................................

'cause it's 90 degrees!

This 'joke' is de rigeur every Father's Day for about 15 years.

For me, it never gets old.

Buckeye

You don't have an Amazon account and never view or order anything from Amazon?

In the last week, Jeff Bezos learned that I have a preference for stainless steel, adjustable cheese slicers.

He also learned I am shopping for white 18 gauge lamp cords with SPT-1 insulation.

He probably also learned I am pretty boring:)

henry

Buckeye, Bezos doesn’t sell good ammo. Or the good survival stuff. ;)

caro

I hesitate posting anything musical, but my step sister was married to this guy. His lyrics are great.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/norman-gimbel-oscar-winning-lyricist-of-happy-days-theme-and-girl-from-ipanema-dies-at-91/2018/12/29/20c64ac6-0b80-11e9-a3f0-71c95106d96a_story.html?noredirect=on&of=0&utm_term=.f09fd0505122&winst=1546648344211

henry

Caro, how cool and sorry for your family loss.

Jim Eagle

daddy,

New Horizon is behind the sun. Nothing new for a few days. Be patient:)

bubarooni

'PG&E already went through bankruptcy a few years ago. It's essentially an arm of the CA government already and our energy costs are already sky high so how much worse can it get?'

I heard today PG&E is lookingo sell the gas unit. 12-15 billion to cover their legal costs for wildfires the last two years. They're gonna get gored in Cali cours.

I don't know who'd generate electricity in Cali if it doesn't involve wind mills, solar panels and unicorn farts.

Anyone who buys the gas unit is gonna grab it for assets and then dismantle what's left and move it elsewhere.

Good luck getting 10 Billion.

Just wait till you pay for all your electricity without the gas portion of PG&E which they used to get rid of electricity from 'Evil Coal'.

Brownouts. That's what Cali is looking at as they go forward. Last time I think the blamed it 'market mainpulation'. Maybe the 'Crooked E' got them.

Since that time the population has grown, needs more electricity and they've continued to dismantle their 'on demand' electrical generation from fossil sources. All the while cracking down on the reliable fossil sources.

It's gonna get a lot worse...

Jim Eagle

I love those Tin Pan alley guys. My grandfather was one, and had 4 song sheets published. Hokey stuff but you can play it on piano or in a big band.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-david-perdue-mitt-romney-makes-the-same-mistake-that-cost-him-the-white-house/2019/01/04/a5c8375e-105b-11e9-831f-3aa2c2be4cbd_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8a852be63bc2

This is not behind the pay wall. Good for Senator Perdue!

Jim Eagle

bubarooni,

👍

MissMarple2

AOC is on 60 Minutes Sunday. Here's a video preview at the link:

This short Alexandria Ocasio Cortez clip has it all.
Advocates:

- 70% income tax for "tippy tops" income earners

- Elimination all fossil fuel

- Elimination all carbon emissions

- Force all Americans to drive electric cars

- Compares herself to Lincoln freeing slaves

Wow pic.twitter.com/LQMIxPzISR

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 4, 2019
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was a dead-end for me, henry. :D

Texas Liberty Gal

Here is the best use of Alexa - "Alexa I'm putting my keys on the bedroom dresser" "Alexa where did I put my keys? On the bedroom dresser.

clarice

Cool, Caro.

MissMarple2

https://quodverum.com/2019/01/05/this-is-why-i-hate-politicians-.html

Thomas Wictor

Dave (in MA)
M***********
Not sure why you need to self-censor a term from the lexicon of the 116th Congress.
Narciso79

How about that Caro.

pagar

IN 18 days:

$19,001,683 of $1.0B goal
Raised by 314,420 people in 18 days

Wonderful!

Dave (in MA)

Sorry, Caro.

I wonder if most people who've heard Girl From Ipanema never heard his lyrics, but rather heard the instrumental version thru their phone receivers?

henry

Kev, too bad popcorn is not in our diets. I make do with a mix of raw pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. ;)

Gentlejim

Bub,
I get the side eye often due to dad jokes. I’d love to use that one, but my house is so old there isn’t a square corner anywhere. I think I’ll still give it a try.

My favorite thing lately to pester my youngest, she’s 16, is to wear shorts with crew length black socks and my Skechers Go Walks. She cringes when I go outside like that. Nothing better than being a dad.

GUS

Pin, what was that grapefruit soda you left behind.
I want MOAR.

Buckeye

Every time AOC opens her mouth, it is the best advertising we can't afford to buy.

Gentlejim

I don't know who'd generate electricity in Cali if it doesn't involve wind mills, solar panels and unicorn farts.
Don’t unicorn farts have to be distilled before they’re clean enough for energy production?

Narciso79

What could have gone wrong?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7065074.stm

caro

Thanks, Henry. I never met Norman but my widowed dad married his (at the time) mother-in-law. He really liked Norman a lot. Relationships can be very confusing. As we all know.

MissMarple2

Scandal and corruption at USAID:

https://twitter.com/Avery1776/status/1081352925027491840

bubarooni

GentleJim,

My youngest is 14 and his archenemy is his 17 year old sister. At least when they are playing Fortnite/Assasins Creed.

They only way I am able to unite them is when I plop down on the couch and say 'what are you Butt Nuggets doing?'

'Dad.... Leave!'

I never do that.

Buckeye

Caro, I have spent many a pleasant afternoon on Ipanema Beach.

I can easily imagine your BIL did too.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
54m54 minutes ago

Great new book by Dr. Robert Jeffress, “Choosing the Extraordinary Life.” Get it and enjoy! @LouDobbs

Jim Eagle

Geebuz, Justified is getting really weird.

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For the unaware, Girl From Impanema, just humming it is the perfect hack for getting music mind worms out of your head.

as soon as i begin humming it or singing the words, the Captain and Tenille go right out the ear hole.

:D

sorry for your loss, caro. when genius goes on home....

bubarooni

GentleJim, I'm constantly trying to achieve 'relevancy' with those two.

I forced them to watch 'Scott Pilgrim...vs The World' last night.

They were to young to watch it when it came out due to content. It's a stupidly, hilarious movie.

They were in awe when the credits rolled and I gained relevancy.

The relevancy should be good till Sunday...

Gentlejim

Bub,
Hahaha, I can picture the eyes rolling and the exasperated sighs.

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Chuck Schumer didn't look well leaving the Senate today.

Gentlejim

Bub,
How are you getting that many days of credit?

Gentlejim

KK,
A lifetime of grift ain’t easy.

Dave (in MA)
shorts with crew length black socks and my Skechers Go Walks
Make sure to get the belt line as high as possible.
henry

Kev, that isChuck’s face when he realizes the govt supplied lube is in the 25% of govt shut down until he gives Trumpnyhe wall. :)

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/01/03/top-10-predictions-for-2019-a-year-that-will-make-2018-look-sane-n2538347

Narciso79

Actually they werent that crazy, except lindsay going voom in the committee room

Jim Eagle

Ipanema is a tourist trap. i always stayed at the Grand Hyatt south of the beaches but also on a beach. Off of Lucio Costo.

Safer.

Gentlejim

Dave,
Haha. I haven’t quite mastered that yet. That arrangement makes drawing the harpoon difficult with my longish arms. I’m more of a low ride under the Buddha type stylist. :)

Captain Hate

Fucking AT&T.

Shecky looks like a beaten dog. I'm available to add to that.

boatbuilder

What the hell is wrong with these fucking Republicans? Even the supposedly smart ones, like David Perdue, don't have the brain power to figure out that engaging Romney by writing op-eds in the goddam WaPo is playing directly into the hands of the MSM bastards?

Read just a few of the comments by the "lifelong Republican" WaPo readers (no, really) to see what a fools errand this is.

And now of course the MSM line will be about the "turmoil" in the party--of which there is very little other than that foisted by the Flakes, Romneys, Rick Wilsons and Max Boots who get amplified by the WaPo.

Hint: When Trump tweets, neither the WaPo nor the NYT gains any credence or makes any money as a purportedly legitimate forum for reasoned debate.

MissMarple2

Whew! I almost accidentally posted one of those loooong posts created by copying a bunch of tweets all together! Fortunately, I caught it in time!

MissMarple2


The Columbia Bugle
🇺🇸
‏ @ColumbiaBugle

Tucker Carlson: "We are ruled by mercenaries who feel no long-term obligation to the ppl they rule...They have no skin in the game & it shows. They can't solve our problems, they don't even bother to understand our problems." #AmericaFirst

GUS

You cannot reason with the FULL COMMIE.

Captain Hate

Ahoy!

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379022

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2018/02/09/three-democrats-rouhani-louis-farrakhan/

Three democrats met with Iran's Rouhani and Louis Farrakhan. One was my rep, Andre Carson.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Friday night back from dinner and so bored I just watched a Cali Car chase that started in Chino and ended up in Anaheim and the ending was a whiff... no dog bites, no pit maneuver, nothing. I feel cheated!

Narciso79

Good grief, that will be a bigger trainwreck than culture 11,

Captain Hate

I think Lionel Fusco's on Blue Bloods tonight.

Tom Selleck: MAGA

GUS

Stephanie, at least the perp could have gotten TASED.......bro.
Chino to Anaheim, hell, another hour the dude could have made the border.

Narciso79

My God it's full of junk:

https://thebulwark.com/

Captain Hate

The Rear Admiral setting sail on a garbage scow? Who saw that coming?

Narciso79

Its Leonard plinth garnell. Bad. Like the masters of the universe film with lofgren and langella

GUS

Kristol has absolutely no shame. None.
It's almost like he's mentally ill or something.

Narciso79

That's not maple syrup they are pouring:


https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/01/02/vermont-learns-police-cant-conduct-nics-checks-passing-bill/?fbclid=IwAR0Zbph57oX4mTa64HSKSIt9VHUFYgT_Xsv_dazN8-ICRHplccSqKOPJbAg

Narciso79

I meant to point out re the trial in the kingdom, like glen Garry glen Ross, the penalty for failure (and letting them catch the team on video qualifies) is a set of steak knives.

Anyways there a series by va Stewart about the Brits in the Crimea that I'm taking a look at.

Buckeye

Kristol has absolutely no shame. None.
It's almost like he's mentally ill or something.

FIFY GUS

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Thanks, henry.
Thanks, Marlene.

GUS

Hey Jim, I gifted that newspaper to my best pal today. He loved it. Among the other goodies he earned. Thank you again.

Narciso79

Turns out a Stewart is a she, wrote this series in the 60d

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--My favorite thing lately to pester my youngest, she’s 16, is to wear shorts with crew length black socks and my Skechers Go Walks.--

I cringe just reading that. Scarring for life is a possibility.

Narciso79

Maybe we still have an asset in their network which brennan hasn't burned yet:

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/01/uss-cole-plotter-targeted-in-american-airstrike.php

Narciso79

There is this lesser known war film in harm's way, directed by otto preminger, based on a novel by James Bassett ikes press spokesman with John Wayne Burgess meredith and Henry Fonda a rather gritty look at the south Pacific conflict in the early 60s

daddy

Here's a pleasant headline:

Alaska Supreme Court upholds 1-vote recount result for Fairbanks House seat

A careful read shows that this belated win hands the Republicans control of the House, but further on in the article it says we already have some turncoats who have decided to become independents and caucus with the Dems. Why the hell they want to do that beats the heck out of me. Maybe it's the water on the Left coast.

Narciso79

Whatever it takes to raid the permanent fund, what is the new governor going to do about ths mess Walker left on his doorstep.

daddy

I have no idea, Narciso.

Maybe when I retire I will be able to keep up more but I've been seriously out of the loop on local stuff for at least the last 2 months. Current temp, 3 F.

Narciso79

3 degrees yowsa what do you use for heat up there, our heater stalls under 30.

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