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January 03, 2019

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henry

Kev, the other core soccer advice: when assigned a dangerous opponent to Mark (defend) man to man, Coach Killer always said “if he goes to take a leak, you hold and aim it for him.” Interpreted by us as, if it looks like he’s gonna take a leak, break his legs.

henry

The Huber myth continues:

http://www.wral.com/acting-ag-whitaker-reveals-federal-prosecutor-still-investigating-gop-claims-of-fbi-misconduct/18101320/

daddy

The head Scientist (and closet NAZI apologist) opens the presser telling us that the Spacecraft is already 3 million miles past Ultima Thule.

Marlene

Good afternoon! A new Congress! At least we didn't have to watch Biden groping the wives and daughters.

daddy,when the daughter was here over Christmas,I mentioned that the Alaska reps had a press conference after your big earthquake. I said,Don Young looks like a guy who would represent Alaska. She laughed and said,oh yeah. He once held a knife to Boehner's throat!

Pinandpuller

I would rather have our champion leave the field defeated than to see him survive by abandoning us to the Swamp Critters.

Posted by: Old Lurker | January 03, 2019 at 10:49 AM

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.-W.B. Yeats

MissMarple2

The President on Instagram:

Account Deleted

So once this new brand of socialism (that's rich, aint it?) runs of out Maggie Thatcher's "OPM-- other peoples money", will it stagger off into a ditch and die; or, will it morph once a new medium of exchange rises from the ashes?

My hope is they'll be shot on sight.

daddy

She laughed and said,oh yeah. He once held a knife to Boehner's throat!

Too bad Don didn't do a little but more than that:)

Old Lurker

Henry, the myth is that our side is investigating anything done wrong by the D's in the last ten years at all and the idiots are we (me included in that "we") who fell for the lie that they would and that they were. Somebody decided not to "go there" but to not tell us it was a mirage. Why, I will never know, but they put the country at even greater risk by giving them all passes for obvious crimes against the Constitution.

henry

OL, yes. And the sources say Whitaker told Meese over lunch... did they speak in Klingon? This whole notion of bringing past swamp creatures to justice is a bigger scam than ACA.where ya gonna go to get your stature of limitations back?

henry

Statute

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-makes-surprise-appearance-at-wh-news-conference-touts-border-wall-support-congratulates-pelosi

Video of his appearance within the article. About 8 minutes.

Old Lurker

Henry, I am of a mind that Trump and we would have been better off if on Jan 20, 2017 he had pulled a Jerry Ford and made a clear statement that we were turning a new page and that nothing done by the Clintons or Obamas prior to that date would be investigated, period. That he was assuring the American public right then and there that from noon, Jan 20, 2017, the government would be run by the book and any deviation by his administration, or any continuing crimes by previous office holders, would bear the full weight the law could apply. Then he should have fired every single holdover effective that date.

Dave (in MA)

Stumbled across some guy on the radio last night claiming that Ultima Thule was obviously an alien structure and could possibly be hostile. I brought the radio over to my wife who confirmed it was the Face On Mars guy who was being interviewed.

daddy

No Moons discovered around Ultima Thule today, but the 2nd Panelist, the Moon Searcher, thinks that before the 2 bodies joined together they were probably orbiting around their common center much faster than their current speed. Says that they believe that when the 2 bodies touched they probably had a complete orbital rotation speed of 3 to 4 hours, instead of the current slower rotation rate of @15 hours. The most logical theory they currently have for that slow down to today's 15 hour orbital speed is due to tugging from a moon or 2 or 3, so that's what they are searching for. He explains the photographic techniques they are using to find a moon via hi-tech imaging, and he explains they are looking for something about a mile across in diameter and about 500 miles away.

He says they can currently see things about the size of a couple football fields in size within about 100 miles s of Ultima, and then they can see things beyond about 500 miles away, but there is a current visual gap between that 100-500 mile region that they'll have to wait for data from. He says that data won't be available for a couple weeks and only then can they complete the search for any possible moons of Ultima Thule.

cathyf

Dave, DOOOOOD -- you gotta stop listening to Coast To Coast!

Extraneus

So I got the new Amazon Echo Show (Gen 2), and the Fireplace skill is so good I actually feel warmer after starting it.

daddy

Howie Carr's News Ticker reads:

Nat Geo Pulls Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" Amid Misconduct Allegations.

henry

Ext, could you translate your last into Rnglish?

Captain Hate

Take that you slaves of Kasich and Sherrod Brown.

Katshit is history sometime this month. Maybe he'll drag his carpetbags to your state since you seem to like lifetime appointments.

Extraneus

Gladly. It's an Echo device with a 10" touch screen and excellent sound.

Looks like this:

The previous generation (which I also have) looks like this, had worse sound, and not as much functionality:

Here's a comparison:

(Click to open pic.)

daddy

1) His most important Priority is opening the Govt and his 2nd is that
2) Repubs need to compromise with the Dems

Amazing to me how on Day 1 of his new job, Repub Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has already said two things that tell me that from here on out it is not worth listening to a single word that comes out of his mouth.

henry

OK, thanks. Now de-jargon “fireplace skill”?

Extraneus

As for the fireplace skill, the ecosystem for these devices includes so-called "skills" that can be added via the Amazon app. They're typically 3rd-party apps that do stock market, weather or many other things the native device doesn't do. All voice activated, but with the touch screen there's more capability. The new generation 2 device has both Amazon's native web browser as well as Firefox, so youtube videos can be viewed (unlike the older version after Google restricted it), as well as anything else you can do with a browser.

Along with Amazon Prime Music, and I guess Amazon Prime Video (which I haven't tried), it's the most capable Echo device.

(I know you think it's spying on me but I don't.)

daddy

Then he should have fired every single holdover effective that date.

OL,

Newt said, at the time, that if Trump didn't completely fire tons and tons of Federal workers to drain the Swamp within about 2 weeks of taking office, that the moment would be lost and the Bureaucratic Swamp would strengthen it's hold on power, and this last opportunity to clean up DC would be lost---so NEWT minds think alike.

henry

Thanks. I just need to keep up on the jargon, and I avoid consumer devices and social media as much as possible.

Extraneus

There's a winter walk in the woods skill, thunder in a rain storm, babbling brook, and other silly stuff like that, but the video and sound is so good on this thing that I find them pretty great, even for going to sleep. (I have an Echo Spot next to my bed, which has similar capability and decent sound. I have no Echo devices that don't have screens.)

Jack is Back!

daddy,

wait until you get to the artistic part.

daddy

Former Republican Congressman Daryl Issa is on FOX Business saying a lot of words.

Extraneus

Amazing to me how on Day 1 of his new job, Repub Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has already said two things that tell me that from here on out it is not worth listening to a single word that comes out of his mouth.

Yes, it's hard to fathom the cluelessness, daddy. He is now our lead negotiator in the House.

daddy

Thanks, Jack. Today I did catch-up first, now back to NASA.

Jack is Back!

I have my faith in a a fighter, Trump. I do not see Pelosi or a weak McCarthy GoPe rolling him. Just won't happen. He nows this swamp and its tendencies, and is prepareed for it. And now that is Trump v. a Dem House, the MFM has to pay attention. Who do you think ends up being the average voters favoritie in this soap opera.

Its a trap and he has sprung it. Remember how he did that with Schumer and Pelosi in the WH briefing. Think that on Steroids.

MissMarple2


zerohedge
‏ @zerohedge
2h2 hours ago

THREE FORMER CREDIT SUISSE BANKERS ARRESTED IN LONDON ON U.S. CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH $2 BLN MOZAMBIQUE LOAN SCHEME -U.S. OFFICIAL

daddy

The Atmosphere expert gal is up. Starts by telling us that Pluto's thin atmosphere extended to about the height of 1 Pluto radius above the surface of Pluto. She explains how at Pluto they could detect the Atmosphere by observing the blocking, bending and slowing of the Solar Wind behind and around planet Pluto. Since Ultima is so tiny they cannot rely on that technique anywhere nears as effectively though they are trying. She says they are now looking at the back side of Ultima towards the Sun, with the same sensitive detectors they used at Pluto, trying to see variations in the coronal something or other that might show dust or any hint of atmosphere around Ultima, but that data, like all the rest, will take quite sometime to arrive and be definitive.

Extraneus

Not to belabor the point, but Alexa is like Kirk's computer (which was voiced by Roddenberry's babe-turned-wife, Nurse Chapel, who became Dianna Troy's mother). You can even name it "Computer," and it's truly a new world when you have an assistant you can ask questions of whenever you want.

"Alexa, is Home Depot open today?" (New Years day)

"Alexa, set a reminder for 30 minutes from now."

"Alexa, what's tomorrow's forecast?"

"Alexa, play Joe Satriani's 'The Meaning of Love.'"

There's much more, especially with the added skills I mentioned, but it's really not that smart. I think the only possible way Google can be beaten in this space long-term is an Amazon-Microsoft alliance. It's so obvious they should pay me to work the deal as a neutral mediator.

Captain Hate

Nobody should be surprised by McCarthy. He's always been a RINO. Scalise was one too pre Hodgkinson.

daddy

Honorary Ledge Member Lou Dobb's opener, FWIW:

<>Lou: ...In their first day of Leadership the Democrats displaying more toughness and yes, more intelligence, than the Republican Team that lead the previous Congress. Speaker Pelosi laying out her agenda of obstruction and a promise of a contentious 2 years ahead.

lurkersusie

I guess he replaced Corker

The Reagan Battalion
@ReaganBattalion
Breaking Senator: @MittRomney
gets seat on the Foreign Relations Committee (link: http://hill.cm/6PIvP7Z) hill.cm/6PIvP7Z

Narciso79

Evening all, yes my parallel is with John Sheridan of Babylon 5, he has been counted so many times by those who traffic in category error, and perpetuate it.

Captain Hate

McCarthy has a Conservative Review rating of 36% and is in their list of top 25 RINOs.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Nobody should be surprised by McCarthy. He's always been a RINO. Scalise was one too pre Hodgkinson.--

I think I see a simple solution to McCarthy's problem.
In fact it might have a wider application; we can solve our GOPe problem by shooting them. Why haven't we tried that already?

Jack is Back!

The good thing about that is that Trump now has hands free on foreign policy, because Mittens has to debate Pompeo. Its a no contest debate.

Pinandpuller

daddy

So Don Young is still the first Duke of Anchorage?

Jane

I have Alexa, and I thunk she is utterly annoying.

MissMarple2

Jack,

I agree. Who else is on that committee? Think I will go look.

Jack is Back!

Damn if Justify didn't get my blood pressure up tonight. I wanted Raylan to put that ass Quarles down but at least he got laid by the barkeep. I have no idea how all this turns out but I do not think Quarles survives but Bo Crowder does as the fool in King Lear.

Jane

Ok, I'd like to know your opinion.

A 75 year old is an alcoholic and has been one for many years. Her husband of 55 years died suddenly a year ago, she has been thru many rehab things for many years, but has not and does not want to quit. She lives alone and can support herself.

Her son wants to get a guardianship and move her to NJ. That will clearly not end her alcoholism. It will, however, end her freedom.

Her house is spotless, she is a good cook, and she wants to stay where she is for the rest of her life, which is probably not long.

So who would you support? Her or her son? And why?

The Infamous Ignatz

If she is of a sound mind, can take care of herself and can live alone, under what justification would he even get a guardianship?
Just cuz she likes to drink?

Catsmeat

Good heavens, Jane, if she can perform as a basic citizen as an alcoholic, let her be! That spotless house shows she has no trouble managing her life, despite the drinking. And even if her house was messy and she was a lousy cook, I'd say let her be unless she was a danger to herself and/or others.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/423641-jeff-flake-gop-in-for-a-rough-ride-in-2020-if-we-dont-make-some-changes

Flake will not go away. UGH.

Narciso79

Bo died in season one, quarles gets his comeuppancr.

MissMarple2

Jane,

I side with the mother.

daddy

Leave her where she is, Jane. If she is going to continue hitting the sauce but is no danger to anyone but herself, "No harm, no foul."

Captain Hate

I think you've successfully identified the perfect cure for RINOism, Iggy.

Captain Hate

I agree with everyone else on the alcoholic.

Another Bob

Concur. Leave the mother be.

Jack is Back!

narc,

What the hell are you talking aoubt. Bo is stil with us on season 3?

jane,

She is what is called a functioning alcholic. Let her be. I have known some who you can tallk to and never realise they are drunk.

Gentlejim

I’ll add my .02. Leave the nice drunken lady alone. Maybe an outing to the liquor store.

Captain Hate

Her husband was probably the only reason to be concerned about her juicing.

MissMarple2

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/01/03/romney-stands-failed-politics-past/2471956002/

Narciso79

Boys makes it to the end, bit Bo is dead at the end of season 1.

daddy

Head Scientist Alan says that tomorrow the Spacecraft goes behind the Sun so there will be a pause in downlinks of Data until 10 January.

A sharp Space Reporter asks this question: ...various models of how the Solar System developed. I'm just wondering if there's anything that you've seen so far, from the totality of the mission, that would speak towards the accuracy of the Nice Model of Solar System Development, how Uranus and Neptune really perturbed the Kuiper Belt...and is it still fair to say that those 2 giant Ice-Planets are the main reasons why the Kuiper Belt didn't really accrete into something more significant than we see in the planets that are there?

Head Scientist John: That's a very good question.

Captain Hate

Memories...

https://mobile.twitter.com/NDH_j_m_f/status/1080877475503267842

Extraneus

Low-functioning drunk = Bad.

High-functioning drunk = Good!

Gentlejim

Ext,
Exactly.

Hey, you knuckleheads with the Justified details need to knock it off. :)

daddy

Don Young is still the first Duke of Anchorage?

Don Young won his first election over Mark Begich's dad's dead body.

Mark Begich couldn't even win his second election over Ted Stevens dead body, and don't get me started on Lisa's appointment by her Dad, Governor Frank Murkowski

I do think though that Don Young is the only guy up here who could survive politically after saying on a radio show that he has a lot of buddies who are "wetbacks."

pagar

"Jeff Flake: GOP ‘in for a rough ride in 2020 if we don’t make some changes’"

The change that is needed IMO, is quit letting the the Democrats use voter fraud 24/7 to elect their candidates and to do it now, Don't try to do it at the time of the election. The California 2018 vote IMO, was a trial run and they will try it all over in 2020 unless they are stopped. Mail in ballots, only when needed, and ID cards proving who legal voters are have to be done now.

DrJ

Jane,

I'm curious: what is your definition of an alcoholic? I've heard anything from anyone who drinks alone to one who downs a pint (or more!) of liquor a day.

A family friend had a (German!) father who downed a case of beer a day. You'd never know it from his behavior. Was he an alcoholic?

Jack is Back!

GJ,

How do you like the way the Sheriff can be bought:)?

lurkersusie

Good to know

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
@SenBillCassidy

Democrats’ bill to end the partial government shutdown doesn’t include wall funding but does include $5 million dollars for a UN program that supports abortions overseas. This is a stunt by Nancy Pelosi.

Dave (in MA)
the ecosystem for these devices includes so-called "skills" that can be added via the Amazon app. They're typically 3rd-party apps that do stock market, weather or many other things the native device doesn't do.
There's a pull my finger skill.
Dave (in MA)
Dave, DOOOOOD -- you gotta stop listening to Coast To Coast!
Never do; that's my wife's specialty. It was some other show, hosted by some conspiracy nut that was on the station that carries Limbaugh and Sexton in these parts.
Captain Hate

Nobody has a good definition of alcoholism. Unless someone believes they have a problem, it's mostly defined by other people.

Multiple DUIs are a good indicator.

Account Deleted

narciso is right. Bo Crowder is Boyd Crowder's father.

I didn't care for Justified. It had some witty banter but it was too violent & the depravity was too much.
One episode had a McCain/Palin sign in the home/shop of one of the bad guys.

Gentlejim

JiB,
Not pleased about that one bit. Politics and law enforcement are not a good mix.

Jack is Back!

Didn't know that Bo and Boyd were different But at least one is an asshole. In fact most them are that. Raylan has his hand's full.

Captain Hate

The only way Romney can establish his credibility with the dems is to start servicing the glory holes in the men's bathrooms at the Capitol.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male


Ahem! That role is taken.
Posted by: Ben Sasse at January 03, 2019 08:05 PM (786Ro)

Captain Hate

Speaking of violent series, I'm about to start Season 5 of Ray Donovan.

daddy

Low-functioning drunk = Bad.

High-functioning drunk = Good!

Really High-functioning drunk = Standard JOM commenter.

Jane

Dr J, I thunk she would call herself that. But she certainly is functioning although a little whacked although a lot of that seems to be because of people trying to take away her freedom. She probably hasn't got along time left, and I will probably be blamed, but I think it's the right thing.

Narciso79

Yes it's a multigenerational issue. Raylan is quite well adjusted considering the milieu in which he grew up. Boyd Is a scoundrel kind of like powers boothe in extreme prejudice.

Narciso79

Opposite nick nolte, it's a little like Sullivan and costigan in the department although they never meet until the end.

Jack is Back!

GJ,

Just pulling your chain. My Uncle was killed in the line of duty. He was chiief of police in a suburb of Cincy. Chased a bank robber on his motorcycle. Never made it home. Two cousins who are (or were) PO's. My older cousn was the top FBI polygroph examiner. Long list of family PO's.

You stay safe. We have your back.

Narciso79

Raylan understands he camt hold to the straight and narrow as much as say Marshall Dillon in gun smoke it's more like sheriff Bullock from deadwood which apparently is coming back next year

Manuel Transmission

Inguneers: I never gave a crap about getting the ‘ticket’ because it only affected signing plans for stuff some gummint needed to approve. Most of my stuff was not decipherable by even a lot of other engineers. Not particularly bragging, just weird stuff that only a handful of others would care about. Way more fun that way.

Purging the Left Coast: we can prolly handle a 50’ tsunami which should pretty well wipe out the blue trash on the mainland. After that, a little careful pruning locally should keep our islands from caring about politics for quite awhile. We prolly will lose our marina. I only gave a few feet of piling excess when I laid it out figuring that anything really big would take it all out anyway.

Narciso79

Sorry this year, as a film.

clarice

My son is a gadget freak--he has everything in his house set on Alexa--turning the lights on and off for example in all the house, or room by room, or part of rooms. Je jas a kitchen so full of new tech stuff--steam ovens and regular ovens that inject steam--I can hardly fry an egg in theere wihtout looking thru a batch of instruction books. Even his car is one of those teslas with a self-driving option. I feel like the uncle in that old French film Mon Oncle when he goes to visit relatives in a then-super modern house with every then known gizmo.

daddy

Purging the Left Coast: we can prolly handle a 50’ tsunami which should pretty well wipe out the blue trash on the mainland.

I just wish that pussy of a volcano, Mt Ranier, would blow.

Jane

Holy cow Clarice. I'd stay in the house - away from Alexa. She is one annoying bitch.

Jack is Back!

MT,

Your are not alone. Accoding to studies only 30% of Inguneers go pro and get registered. No big deal. You want a solution, who cares.

Narciso79

It's a strange strange world:

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/01/journalist-questions-if-orange-man-bad.html?spref=fb&fbclid=IwAR3SdvISaEwOSm7IH6y9qZvGsKAog1ZN0rLKI-uSIwFprR3hrZlJDecVCMw&m=1

Manuel Transmission

We are generally upwind of all the Cascade volcanoes, so that’s workable, too.

sbwaters

A certain brittleness is setting in.

Where I could previously easily respond to leftists and leftist politicians, I find the urge more and more to resort to BS and FU.

Civility seems no longer the proper response to the misuse of language.

sbwaters

/OT update. During her nerve block Mrs. sbw felt an “explosion” of pain that suggests we may be homing in on the place where a modest skiving of a bulging disc might help. Yay!

And for all you out there with 97-year-old mothers, what you plan can go south easily. Their reality is different than yours. Still you care for them. She is where she needs to be. Good for her.

And a double bourbon is therapeutic.

Jane

SBW, more than you should be going thru.

GUS

Jane, that is a TAP IN. Her son wants XYZ.

Cutting directly to the chase, as is my CUSTOM.

I'd tell her son...."How about, FUCK YOU".

This woman doesn't need her son's permission for anything, and her "Son", has no right to control her, unless she is incapable of taking CARE of herself. The fact that she's been drinking....DRINKING.....or MAY "MAY" even be an ALCOHOLIC is not any indication of being INCAPACITATED. The mere fact that she's been drinking and FUNCTIONING for all these years, should be a FEATURE, not a BUG.

Maybe we should have her sons ONLINE PORN situation investigated.

For heavens sake, she's FREE to live her life as she see's fit.

Another Bob

“weird stuff that only a handful of others would care about”

Sounds like the first half of my career MT.

I’d brag that I was a world expert in a few things. There were maybe a thousand people on the planet who cared. Pffft.

Account Deleted

it's your friendly bluebird of happiness with this gracious public service announcement about f*cking firewater---- :D here goes:

alcohol is a selectively addicting depressant.

bottom line: processing huge amounts of sugar everyday from drinking affects brain magnets and their function. period.

people are generally not kind when deprived of their daily minimums due to circumstances beyond their control. the sugar lift is important, if not crucial in order to "relax" (the sugar comedown).

the adage by the daily drinker: "i'm the same whether i drink or not, have 4 or 2, i'm the same." yeah. bullshit. ask your kinfolk and friends.

re the alleged alcoholism: once *HER* life becomes unmanageable *DUE DIRECTLY TO* alcohol consumption, then *SHE* decides whether to make any change to recover.

at 75 if she hasn't got a liver the size of a canoe, odds are in her favor that she'll have one last nightcap and go quietly in the night. a bad liver due to alkeeism is slow painful death.

the son is beset by his needless worry. find a way to be sure her affairs are in order. then let her "take her place with grace and be on her way." a son's only duty.

leave her be.

PS: i'm the only alcoholic i will ever KNOW. :D

Manuel Transmission

AB, and right now I’m trying to sell a very specialized widget to those few who appreciate what it can do. Unfortunately they don’t happen to have the purchasing power to do much about it. Kinda lame position to put myself in.

clarice

Jane, I had a friend whose dad was a doctor specializing in treatment oof the elderly who said the worst part of his job was telling them to stop drinking or smoking as that was one of their few remaining pleasures in life and after a while he stopped pestering them about that. BTW at 77 I hardly consider that gal an oldster.

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