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January 16, 2019

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peter

Fry his ass

matt - deplore me if you must

Segundo!

matt - deplore me if you must

AT -4's, Javelins, Hellfires and TOW's are really, really hard to come by. Otherwise I would have a couple mounted on the truck for rush hour.

This guy sounds like another home grown nutcase. "I will sell my car for Allah to buy an anti-tank missile that I will in an act of complete futility aim at the very large fence surrounding the White House, Inshallah!"

Narciso79

Maybe a few too many rounds of call of duty (the non zombie versions)

matt - deplore me if you must

Nancy Pelosi could not be reached for comment.

rich

evening all.

Tom R

Why in the hell is Rudy going on CNN and saying stupid shit like this?

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/425774-giuliani-i-never-said-there-was-no-collusion-between-the-campaign

Narciso79

I noted on the last thread a curious thing about where our forces and other militia are in relative position in Syria, the times was complaining about pull out of al tanf yet they didnt hit there. Northwest Syria is an area largely controlled by Turkish supported militias

Narciso79

Seriously Tom r, gabe Sherman who defamed roger Ailes on his way to an early grave.

Narciso79

The definition of irony:

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/16/sheila-jackson-lee-sued-ex-staffer-over-rape-claim/

Porchlight

You people with the new threads....

Dave (in MA)

I guess somebody needs to watch a Gillette ad...
https://twitter.com/WCVB/status/1085754170387386369

I used to rent videos from this guy's store back in the day.

Threadkiller

Why in the hell is Rudy going on CNN and saying stupid shit like this?

Because of Sessions.

Narciso79

Why would an advertising agency have to know anything about the product?

Dave (in MA)

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Pinandpuller

During the Obama administration a guy jumped the fence, sprinted to the front door and just walked right in. I'm sure they learned from that.

As it happens my mom sent me Malcom X for some reason so I'm watching it. He said that everywhere White Men go there's violence. Well, they went to the Moon and there wasn't any violence. What was missing?

Narciso79

What was the three noses reference about dave?

I dont know pin, maybe malcolm little wasmt acquainted with the charging acquisition strategies of his new friends like the kingdom that didnt end slavery till 1962, around the time of his hajj

Pinandpuller

He ain't no ways tarred, but he should be

https://www.thedailybeast.com/goldie-taylorwhere-did-all-the-money-shaun-king-raised-for-black-lives-go

Narciso79

Seriously what's a bigger scam talcum x or the daily basilisk. Possibly bland vanilla, it's like its c Thomas howells world and we just happen to live in it

Narciso79

The forward went woke or wookie at this point and then crashed to earth like the asteroid in wakanda.

jim nj

Minor correction, CH, the USS Indianapolis wasn't a battleship, but a heavy cruiser.

Cruisers, light and heavy were named after cities, Battleships were named after states.

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

My father, a US Navy airman, taught me about the naming conventions when I was a kid.

Cruising along on the Staten Island Ferry he'd point at a ship and ask me to identify it.

I surprised him by pointing out that all tugboats were designated with an "M." Not really but the two biggest tugboat fleets were McAllister, and Moran. If I remember correctly one used a tall white M, the other had a shorter, wider, red M.

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

Narciso79

What I'm referring to:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JGreenbergSez/status/1085772022259474432

The Infamous Ignatz

--Attacking the White House with an anti-tank rocket?--

What's the big deal?
He was just going to extra-congressionally impeach the motherf****er.

Beats the heart of a single prog that wouldn't race with delight if Trump was assassinated?

Narciso79

Words to that effect:


https://mobile.twitter.com/AlastairJT/status/1085632173007425539

Since everyone seems to have license to talk like samuel l jackson

Narciso79

It was originally a light cruiser under the 1930 naval treaty, it saw action after pearl harbor in new Guinea the aleutians campaign and the mariannas.

Narciso79

I note when ths forward lost its bearings was when it attacked not only Jared and Ivanka but dr. Gorka on spurious ground so there's some trumpenfeude here.

Pinandpuller

How did Malcom get hair relaxer in prison?

Pinandpuller


3.5 on the Toxic Masculinity Index

The Infamous Ignatz

Why can't they build cars with character like this anymore?

The Infamous Ignatz

Wait a minute. They do;

Narciso79

That's a cool set of wheels, I would say they are going for a thx 1138 unisex dystopia but it's actually much stranger than than. Like Burroughs and huxley mixed and matched stories.

Narciso79

You want to revise and extend:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1073332/brexit-news-battle-of-britain-brussels-blamed-germany

The Infamous Ignatz

Another wood bodied Hispano;

jim nj

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/federal-prosecutors-pursuing-criminal-charges-against-huawei-for-alleged-theft-of-trade-secrets-wsj.html

I think we're going to see more charges like this against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.

Why? It's in our interest to destroy Chinese companies that gained global prominence because of their theft of trade secrets.

I wonder if this is a message to our tech community to come forward with more allegations? A we're on your side reminder. A mix of civil and criminal trials over trade secret theft would de-legitimize those Chinese companies. Obviously, the US and our companies need to do more to protect themselves,but maybe it's time to lift the cloak of secrecy and embarrassment about these thefts.

jim nj

Iggy,

Beautiful cars. I so hate seeing so many wind-tunnel tested cars with neutral color schemes on the road today. With a few exceptions they all look alike.

The Infamous Ignatz

The one in the middle is the Morgan 3 Wheeler which is back in production today after a break of about 70 years.
Relatively cheap too. Relatively.

The Infamous Ignatz

And off to snooze.

Dave (in MA)

another round of corporate virtue signaling based on BS. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-16/citigroup-reveals-its-female-employees-earn-29-less-than-men-do

jim nj

http://www.hughhewitt.com/house-gop-conference-chair-representative-liz-cheney-on-whether-president-trump-is-a-russian-mole-the-movie-vice-and-the-gops-preparations-for-investigations-r-us-pelosi-democrats/

Liz Cheney

jim nj

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/16/dont-ban-plastic-bags/

Pinandpuller

Does Jeff Bezos ex get 69 million AND child support?

Pinandpuller

I wonder what would happen if I pulled up to where the Nation of Islam is selling papers and screamed,"GET YOUR HAND OUTTA MY POCKET!!!"

Pinandpuller

What's the difference between Conversion Therapy and giving a ten year old hormone blockers?

daddy

Surely Narciso, you're not suggesting that Talcum X is acting niggardly?

jim nj

Time to bring the hot-spot back to the library.

DrJ

jim_nj,

We are replacing a router here -- it works most of the time, but that is not good enough. Would it help you? If it does, I'd be happy to send it to you.

jim nj

Thank, DrJ, but that wouldn't help. I don't have a contract with an ISP. I have an optimumwifi login from a friend, but the coverage is spotty. I have to move my laptop near a window to get a connection. When I have the hot-spot I can keep my laptop on my coffee table in front of the TV where typing is easier.

One way or another, so far, I can save the $50 dollars plus tax and fees that an ISP wants.

But thanks, again, for the offer.

DrJ

It might help, as it is a wired/wireless router. But I don't know your particulars, and I'm certainly not pushing it onto you.

Captain Hate

Cap'n, I sensed that the unusual use of emojis must have been significant. Glad the noggin is OK.

Autocucumber has been suggesting emojis for a while and I gave into them for whatever reason. I feel pretty good after a reasonably good night's sleep.

Captain Hate

Minor correction, CH, the USS Indianapolis wasn't a battleship, but a heavy cruiser.

Cruisers, light and heavy were named after cities, Battleships were named after states.

Thank you. I knew that didn't sound right even though a Navy vet told me the story.

MissMarple2

Good morning!

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/staffer-who-doxed-republican-senators-faces-nearly-50-years-in-federal-prison

Den staffer working for Sheila Jackson Lee.

jim nj

In some ways it's annoying. Optimumwifi and Verizon both want my business. They send me mail every week. Because I haven't bought at their full price their mail is now geared toward a $14.99 internet price, no other costs, if I have a child on a school lunch program.

I don't, I wonder how closely they check, but I won't lie.

"Net Neutrality," was such a bogus lie I never understood why it gained traction. The reality is that the major internet players didn'r want to pay full price for the massive amounts of data that they broadcast to users. Users were subsidizing them as they also monetized our data.

Those major users don't pay us for our data and expect us to subsidize them.

I think end-user pricing for internet access will fall, sooner or later, the paradigm is changing.

Most of the users started out as cable TV users. Most of them got tired of the constantly increasing program content fees. Then the cable providers added Internet and phone services. The phone services included huge fees and taxes. So the complete package became less desirable. It simply cost too much. People dropped the phone service and went mobile. Others also dropped the cable TV. Many people only kept the internet service.

Most won't stand for an increase in internet pricing, so I expect downward pricing trends on internet. It's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a cheaper means of internet connectivity.

While I enjoy using the internet to find information and kindred souls, I recognize that it is overwhelmingly liberal. I'm not really sure I'd miss it.

Robin

To the person who posted the conversation with Norman Podhoretz, thank you. I loved this bit:

What seems to have most unnerved the intellectual classes was the author’s expression of love for America, not just its possibilities, but also the character of the country and its citizens. Podhoretz’s affection for America and its people blossomed during the two years he spent in the army, from 1953-1955.

“I hadn’t really known that much about America, Americans,” said Podhoretz. “I’d hardly ever been anywhere. I was a counselor in a camp in Wisconsin. But it was a Jewish camp and I didn’t really get to know people out there. Interestingly enough, Henry Kissinger told me he had exactly the same experience when he got in the army. He discovered Americans, and they are wonderful.”

And this is spot on:

He describes two Trumps—a conservative Trump and a Twitter Trump. The first is the most conservative president “in his appointments of anyone since Reagan. From a conservative or neoconservative perspective, the appointments of Pompeo and Bolton couldn’t be better.” The Twitter Trump, said Podhoretz, “decided he was going to dance with the girl he came with—which was himself. He wasn’t going to try to change into what they called presidential.”

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/278820/norman-podhoretz-making-it-89

jim nj

Robin, yes, I enjoyed that too.

henry

Miss M, the Awans faced a lot of jail time too. I’m not expecting much on the Jackson Lee staffer.

Captain Hate

That Jackson Cosko link was from early October. There isn't anything subsequent that I could find other than he was being held without bail and Sheila Jackass Lee said he was an "unpaid intern" which she must think makes her look like something other than a cheap bitch. The MFM is obviously as uninterested in him as they were in Hodgkinson. Someone in the GOP should point that out. Constantly.

MissMarple2

Here is an interesting sequence of tweets. President Trump made a Twitter spelling error (since corrected), which started this. Conway is Kellyanne's husband. Parscale is Trump's campaign manager.

1.
Burger King
‏Verified account @BurgerKing

due to a large order placed yesterday, we're all out of hamberders.
just serving hamburgers today.

2.
George Conway
‏ @gtconway3d

Think of how much of a laughingstock a president has to become to have *Burger King* make fun of him. Sad.

3.
Brad Parscale
‏Verified account @parscale
9h9 hours ago

Think how bad of a husband you have to be to act this way.

Captain Hate

To side with Tom, Giuliani needs to permanently STFU.

henry

WSJ:

Michael Cohen hired an IT firm to rig early CNBC, Drudge polls in favor of Trump. The contractor says he got much less than the $50,000 promised.

Another Bob

Rudy must be back on the sauce.

Account Deleted

This morning i listened to the entire unedited interview with Giuliani. the interviewer was in Giuliani's face, not letting him speak.

Guiliani held his own and made the simple point that he could not speak to what the entire campaign staff and affiliate individuals were doing during the campaign, including Manafort.

the simple claim he made about "never saying there was no collusion between the campaign" and Russia was true. he made the claim about the President.

the interviewer was from the Tom R school of argument: "yeah, but can you provide evidence that there was no collusion with Russia? Can YOU be certain of your claim." or words to that effect.

recycling their ammo.

I'm not a big fan of Rudy these days. but he's loyal to this President. Rudy doesn't run the President. and i am okay with that.

Jane

It's bloody freezing in FL! How rude!

Account Deleted

A-Bob--- based on what i heard this morning on the radio, Rudy doesn't seem to have compromised his sobriety. in fact, i wouldn't be surprised if it was a condition of him keeping his job. were he to fall of the wagon, it would have disastrous PR and political consequences for the President.

Account Deleted

So glad you made it through the night, CH.

:D <----- trailer park emoji

Account Deleted

does Florida have microclimates like we do in the Bay Area--- cold in one part, 12 degrees warmer in another?

8 miles to the south of us residents reported "warm rains" yesterday. yesterday we had 11 straight hours of cold rains. Marin County was fogged in and getting hammered with rains, but not so much by winds, 4 miles away as crows fly.

Account Deleted

Best of days to all. Kev out.

Jane

KK,

"Microclimates"? That sounds like a CA word. Weather is different everywhere I think, sometimes even next door.

I remember when I was at school in Boulder. Walking down the street - on one sidewalk it was a bizzard, across the street on the other sidewalk the sun was shining brightly and it was actually hot.

MissMarple2


Kurt Schlichter
‏Verified account @KurtSchlichter

I like having Mitt Romney around to remind us what it would look like if we went back to embracing failure.

🐁🐁🐁

Skoot

Rudy slapped Fredo around for 10 minutes before the pull quote about Manafort. He was very good about the new report that FBI knew from day 1 dossier was bogus and FISA abuse. Fredo was stuttering.

Already 12 Dem Rep's will vote for wall. Only need 7 more. Wait till the RIF starts Mon. Pelosi will be squirming.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/425739-fisa-shocker-doj-official-warned-steele-dossier-was-connected-to-clinton

MissMarple2

"Three top Senior Justice Department officials, two who are senior prosecutors on Robert Mueller’ Special Counsel, met with Bruce Ohr in the summer of 2016, well before the FBI sought a FISA warrant on a Trump campaign official." https://t.co/6vyrsTeorm

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) January 17, 2019

Link goes to Sara Carter.

henry

About that popular vote total:

James Woods @RealJamesWoods
20h

Los Angeles County to remove 1.5 million ineligible voters from its rolls. ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND! #DemocratVoterFraud

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1085577271061078016

Marlene

Good Morning! Def Leppard's one armed drummer Rick Allen is on Maria B's show. He is also a one armed artist and is on a three city gallery tour across the northeast.

Jane,I was in a store the other morning (in my flip-flops) and a woman wearing boots looked at me like I was nuts. :) If I have to wear boots,I may as well be in Maine!

Captain Hate

Thanks, Kev. Yeah last night I figured I'd come back and read and listen to this cd of piano duets that everyfuckingbody has been keeping me from enjoying, but my eggs were too scrambled for that; so I thought why fight it, took an Advil and went to bed. Now I'm refreshed and back to normal. And just got done listening to the cd.

MissMarple2

https://www.lifenews.com/2019/01/16/gillette-condemns-toxic-masculinity-but-donates-333665-to-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

MissMarple2

This is hilarious! How to grow a beard by @tedcruz. Love it! pic.twitter.com/AZtxlwwfPd

— robjh1: The Conservative Black Cowboy (@robjh1) January 17, 2019

Video at link. LOL!

Threadkiller
OPM’s 2015 guidance on shutdown furloughs also clarifies the matter. “Reductions in force furlough regulations and SES competitive furlough requirements are not applicable to emergency shutdown furloughs because the ultimate duration of an emergency shutdown furlough is unknown at the outset and is dependent entirely on congressional action, rather than agency action,” OPM guidance reads. “The RIF furlough regulations and SES competitive furlough requirements, on the other hand, contemplate planned, foreseeable, money-saving furloughs that, at the outset, are planned to exceed 30 days.”

https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-shutdown/2019/01/furloughed-feds-wont-be-rifed-if-government-shutdown-extends-past-30-days-omb-says/

henry

Nice thread about Google and Schnmidt:

https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1085838858078453760

henry

Time for discovery:

Three Russian businessmen mentioned in the so-called dossier of alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia scored a legal victory Wednesday when a judge refused to throw out a libel suit they filed against Fusion GPS, the private investigation firm that produced the compilation.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/17/libel-suit-fusion-gps-dossier-1106984

Another Bob

Yeah, but what will be the consequences Henry?

All these clowns have their money, and will continue to do what they do.

Maybe a refuced public profile.

MissMarple2

henry,

I was just getting ready to post that thread.

There seem to be a lot of sex-obsessed creeps in that company.

Extraneus

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/merkel-offering-pay-one-years-living-expenses-if-refugees-leave-europe

henry

Miss M, why would sex obsessed creeps want to have comprehensive private info on every human on the planet? Goolag seems to attract them (as does Zuck and the other social media firms, they haven't been "exposed" as much).

Skoot

Thanks, TK. Nobody would have lost their job, anyway. I thought they would at least have to justify why it doesn't apply and report on it. I still think pressure is mounting on Dem's from public unions, not Trump.

It was nice to see Barr make clear that the Mueller report goes to him, and he'll write whatever is made public.

anyhoo, off skiing, back later.

MissMarple2

henry,

I find it horrifying. I also wonder if the cross-border sex trafficking is somehow tied to them. And then I get to wondering about people in Congress.

Ick.

MissMarple2


Senator Rand Paul
‏Verified account @RandPaul
7m7 minutes ago

Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate. If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!

James D.

Sad but not surprising, TK.

There will be no RIFs.

And when the shutdown finally ends, all the non-essential employees will get back pay (does anyone seriously doubt that there are enough RINOs in both houses to make that veto-proof?), which means they'll have gotten a 1-2 month (or longer) vacation at our expense.

Marlene

Speaking of Rand Paul,he's on Maria B's show and explaining why he's having surgery in Canada. He's having hernia surgery related to his assault. The surgery will be at a private hospital that specializes in hernia surgery. The doctors perform 7,000 surgeries a year. He will be paying cash.

Account Deleted

((I find it horrifying. I also wonder if the cross-border sex trafficking is somehow tied to them. And then I get to wondering about people in Congress.))

and academics.
This 2016 post has quite a list - http://theothermccain.com/2016/01/10/our-moral-superiors-6/

daddy

The former Democratic congressional staffer who posted personal information about Republican senators online faces nearly 50 years in prison.

I would prefer he be sentenced to death by hanging. Better for the culture and a better object lesson for future perps.

henry

Cohen is one weird dude:

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1085895733667082241

Extraneus

HOW THE WORD ‘FAMILY’ TRIGGERED A MELTDOWN AT GOOGLE

A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Many Google employees became angry that the term was used while discussing a product aimed at children, because it implied that families have children, the documents show. The backlash grew large enough that a Google vice president addressed the controversy and solicited feedback on how the company could become more inclusive.

TheDCNF received the documents from a source who insisted upon anonymity in order to share them.

One employee stormed out of the March 2017 presentation after a presenter “continued to show (awesome) Unicorn product features which continually use the word ‘family’ as a synonym for ‘household with children,'” he explained in an internal thread. That employee posted an extended rant, which was well-received by his colleagues, on why linking families to children is “offensive, inappropriate, homophobic, and wrong.”

Screed at the link.

Tom R

the interviewer was from the Tom R school of argument: "yeah, but can you provide evidence that there was no collusion with Russia? Can YOU be certain of your claim." or words to that effect.


Really? That sounds more like you when you asked for hard evidence to back up my opinion that Rosenstein appointed Mueller to protect Trump from McCabe.

I’d like to think my school of argument relies on known facts and connecting the dots between them to form logical conclusions. I also like to force anyone who disagrees with my logical conclusions to defend their own logic. That tactic has caused some people here to get upset from time to time. I don’t recall ever asking anyone here to prove a negative like you spelled out in your example.

Buckeye

Yeah, but what will be the consequences Henry?

All these clowns have their money, and will continue to do what they do.

Exactly why I favor the Mitch Rapp solution.

henry

except your "known facts" tend to be your assumptions.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Did you watch that JHAPL presentation on their proposal to NASA to land a drone on Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons? I posted on the previous thread.

henry

Buckeye, consequences are for the little people.

Tom R

Henry,

I base my assumptions and opinions on the known facts. It’s a novel concept that would be nice if everyone here adopted.

henry

hahahahahahahahahaha!

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