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January 09, 2019

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Marlene

MM,DeSantis is being proactive about the Everglades/toxic algae/red tide issue. This area (southwest coast) had terrible red tide. There are still areas with algae blooms,but less dead fish washing up on shore. Hubby showed me drone video of some of the areas he's kayaked. There is more water than land in some places. Swamps,creeks and rivers that flow out to the Gulf. Lots of wildlife habitat,really amazing.

Another Bob

MM, happy that you’re unbanned by Ace. But your comment got Willowed.

Captain Hate

I don't know, Iggy. Mormons are a bit more inoffensive than Calypso Louie's Black Scientology nutjobs no matter how weird the underlying doctrines might be so starting with that comparison is a bad pairing. I don't see an upside to pointing out the weirdness of their belief just like I used to find ace most offensive when he displayed his ignorance about Christianity.

Marlene

Congrats Rocco! Sending thoughts to your family for baby's good health.

Rocco

Well, he's losing weight too fast and I'm not really sure if they know why. I know her milk hasn't come in yet so she's supplementing with formula while trying to breast feed but he's been doing pretty good with the formula so everyone's optimistic and hopeful he'll be fine.

Captain Hate

Best wishes, Rocco.

Jane

Rocco,congrats! What a great Christmas gift!

MissMarple2

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/nevertrumps-new-base-of-operations-qatar/

Narciso79

Ok that probably explains it.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Thanks for letting me know. So, I am not really unbanned.

Fooey.

Rocco

Thanks Marlene, Capt'n, Jane. (Ross informed us Christmas day, he and his wife are pregnant too. When it rains...)

When I think of all the good things I said about Romney, I'm embarrassed and feel like I owe everyone an apology for defending that POS! I thought at the very least, the man had decent morals but after the hateful things he's had to say about president Trump, I was wrong!

Good night all

Another Bob

No, MM you’re unbanned, I saw the comment. It was just the last comment of the thread.

MissMarple2


Pete Hegseth
‏Verified account @PeteHegseth
Jan 6

As the Wall debate continues...need to look at the connection between open borders, the 2020 census & redistricting. Illegals cannot vote—but they are (somehow!) counted for the # of House reps per state. No wonder the Left puts SANCTUARY STATES & open borders before US citizens.

Dave (in MA)


Rocco

clarice

Grandpa Rocco! Yeah.

Narciso79

Now this is just special pleading:

https://mobile.twitter.com/shadihamid/status/1083398319517376512

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

daddy: "Have you guys considered switching parties? It's wonderful over here."

Do you get free chit and permissio. to criticize Bezos?
I'm in!

jimmyk

Congrats, Rocco, and best wishes for the baby's good health.

And nothing to apologize for about Romney: Most of us were hoping for the best from him, because we desperately wanted to rid ourselves of the jug-eared fool. And through the first debate things were looking ok, even though we all knew his conservative creds were suspect. Once he threw in the towel and lost he should have crawled off into oblivion and enjoyed a nice retirement.

Porchlight

Congratulations, Rocco! Great news. Hope baby will be fine.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

How many aftershocks are normal?

I don't recall exactly from the '89 quake but they did go on for months.
IMO, not worth the angst to speculate on another Big One. Just think of it like a theme park ride. Enjoy the thrill, it's out of your hands anyway (Wait. Am I saying this to ... a pilot?) :)

Narciso79

It doesn't follow that a series of aftershocks would lead to another matter:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/01/10/theresa-mays-deal-threatens-national-security-says-former-head/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I don't see an upside to pointing out the weirdness of their belief just like I used to find ace most offensive when he displayed his ignorance about Christianity.--

Yeah, but I'm displaying knowledge about Mormonism not ignorance of it.
Somehow criticizing what someone believes gets conflated with criticizing them personally. Some of the biggest horse's asses I know are Christians and some of the most splendid people I know aren't.

Romney's a chump because he's a chump not because he's a Mormon.
He's wrong about all things spiritual and divine because he's a Mormon.
And I agree it is neither wise nor useful in a public political context to raise the issue.
I try to only raise it here in the context of it being a false religion, not some slightly off base Christian denomination which it tries very hard to present itself [falsely] as.
The commenter who left was a perfect example of what Mormonism does. It was apparent from his comments he wasn't even aware of those crackpot doctrines I linked earlier. Most lay Mormons aren't.

Narciso79

Well it does seem an idiosyncratic faith, at odds with traditional christianity they do seem more diligent in seeking souls than most branches of ours soecially abroad.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

When I went back my post had been replaced by another, and mine was nowhere to be found.

Therefore, I assume I am still banned.

MissMarple2


Robby Starbuck
‏Verified account @robbystarbuck
7m7 minutes ago

Democrat Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal blatantly lied tonight on @MSNBC by claiming that President Trump wants to eliminate all people of color from America in hopes of bringing forth "purity" in America. An absolutely shameful & desperate lie.
RNC Research

boatbuilder

Romney is entitled like anyone else to hate Trump's guts; it certainly wouldn't surprise me. Trump doesn't exactly go out of his way to make other politicians like him, and he's not a sensitive flower. If he wants to say Trump is an asshole that's fine with me.

It is Romney's obvious political stance--literally going over to the other side--that makes him persona non grata with me. Harry Reid? The WaPo editorial? Egg McMuffin? All, as far as I can tell, from pure, unprincipled spite and ego.

Ted Cruz has a history of bad blood with Trump and has good reason for it on the personal level. But he supports what Trump is doing when it is consistent with his conservative principles--which is most of the time, and doesn't do the grandstanding opposition crap.*

*OK maybe he's just waiting to see how things go after RBG...er...resigns. I don't really know these people.

Threadkiller

You are still comment 402, MM. I just checked.

Congratulations Rocco! It will all go well.

MissMarple2

TK,

I swear to you when I checked earlier the comments on that thread were up to 430 or so and 402 had been replaced with someone else's comment.

Oh, well. Thanks for checking. Like I said, I probably won't comment there very much. I was just curious.

Porchlight

OMG...my new favorite Trump tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1083531644785455104

If you're not already familiar with the Acosta "Dear Diary" meme, our sh*tposter-in-chief has it all taken care of.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--they do seem more diligent in seeking souls than most branches of ours soecially abroad--

Well, so do the Jehova's Witnesses and Islam and, frankly, Satan for that matter.
Which is to our great discredit I might add.

Narciso79

Yes it is, I'm trying to br charitable, one doesn't see too many mormons in central Florida.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I went to school and grew up with quite a few Mormons and they were uniformly good, decent people.
Thank goodness we didn't have any Egg McMuffins in this neck of the woods. Had we, he wouldn't have enjoyed the environs too much I don't think. Stoats were unpopular.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

BTW, if daddy is still around I just wanted to let him know I hate UPS fervently.
They're useless enough to be a government agency.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/10/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-rashida-tlaib-lose-fight-for-influential-house-committee-seats/

MissMarple2

I think I had better head to bed.

Nytol!

Narciso79

Well I had experience with one fellow then again he was living in Seattle who was a little untrustworthy.

Narciso79

Heh:

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/10/macron-govt-yellow-vests-destroyed-60-percent-french-speed-cameras/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Narciso79

Terp doesn't impress:

http://admin.rollcall.com/news/union-rally-hoyer-connects-federal-employees-working-without-pay-slavery

Narciso79

You really want a wall:


https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6199/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Marijuana, mental illness and crime.
Sobering stats.

Captain Hate

Iggy, you aren't the first person to make those claims about what Mormons believe in; I think Janet made less specific claims about how they aren't the same as Christians. Since both of you are the gold standards of honesty I believe what you're stating. But I'm also not going to hold it against a group of consistently decent people who are ill served by those who've attained high exposure political offices.

Captain Hate

That Powerline article confirms everything I've strongly suspected and the potheads dogmatically deny.

clarice

https://twitter.com/SebGorka/status/1083584943958212609
RBG in NY preparing to step down.

Pinandpuller

It's been a long time since I've been to SLC but growing up I always heard the statue of Brigham Young faces the bank and its back is to the temple.

jim nj

Iggy, I posted about that last night from another source, but it's worth a re-post.

The author of the book, Alex Berenson, is one of my favorite spy thriller writers.

http://www.alexberenson.com/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

RBG step down?
Oh please, let it be so!

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-utility-may-have-to-turn-off-power-to-prevent-wildfires-re-inspect-entire-grid-judge-proposes

Doesn't look good for PG&E customers. Intermittent shutdowns due to high winds or bankruptcy from monetary damages from wildfire suits.

Utilities are natural monopolies, who will supply electricity if they don't?

daddy

Wow, Clarice.

And I think the Bill Barr Atty General Hearings begin on Tuesday, 15 Jan. Gonna' be a busy week of outrage and posturing, but I'm looking forward to seeing how Lindsay Graham performs as the new head of the Judiciary Committee.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Fastest way for RBG to be killed:

daddy

Mark Twain: All men have heard of the Mormon Bible, but few, except the elect have seen it or at least taken the trouble to read it. I brought away a copy from Salt Lake. The book is a curiosity to me. It is such a pretentious affair and yet so slow, so sleepy, such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print.

If Joseph Smith composed this book, the act was a miracle. Keeping awake while he did it, was at any rate...

The Mormon Bible is rather stupid and tiresome to read. But there is nothing vicious in its teachings. Its code of morals is unobjectionable. It's smooched from the New Testament and no credit given.

jim nj

This is kind of funny.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/01/10/quick-solution-defiant-landowners-along-border/

If people are so adamant that they don't want the wall to across their property, put the wall up in front of their property with a gate and a border patrolman to check their credentials before leaving.

jim nj

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/01/10/months-complaints-seattle-clears-homeless-encampment/

Seattle clears a homeless camp. By their rules, before doing so, they had to line up a bed in a shelter for each evicted person. Only one person accepted the offer of a shelter bed.

That's not homelessness.

jim nj

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/donald-trumps-rhetorical-immigration-speech/

Conrad Black

jim nj

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019-01/converting-merchant-ships-missile-ships-win

Interesting concept. Buy existing tankers or container ships and equip them with missile pods.

They won't need sophisticated targeting systems. Launch commands and targeting can come from elsewhere.

It has a certain kind of "ghost fleet" feel to it in that you don't need an expensive, sophisticated ship, just a launch platform controlled from elsewhere.

jim nj

http://www.hughhewitt.com/alex-berenson-author-of-tell-your-children-the-truth-about-marijuana-mental-illness-and-violence/

Audio only, no transcript yet.

jim nj

I stumbled across this

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

It's a real brain teaser.

Pinandpuller


Start your day right

jim nj

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/are-we-supposed-to-pick-up-the-phone-and-then-do-it-hilarious-footage-shows-two-teenagers-completely-baffled-by-a-rotary-telephone-when-given-four-minutes-to-make-one-call/ar-BBS3IkS?li=BBnbcA0

I guess I'm old enough to find this funny.

Pinandpuller

I'm sorry, but this just sounds ridiculous:

Antonio Moore
‏@tonetalks
Replying to @marwilliamson
Too low an amount, you should read my piece: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/antonio-moore/slaverys-shadow-how-forbe_b_5505319.html … “In 1860, slaves as an asset were worth more than all of America’s manufacturing, all of the railroads, all of the productive capacity of the United States put together,” the Yale historian David W. Blight

https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1082864207345922049

jim nj

https://people.com/sports/tim-tebow-demi-leigh-nel-peters-engaged/

A feel-good story. I don't usually care about celebrities, but Tebow is special.

jim nj

Pin,

Agreed. That's a really tortured argument. Yes, slaves were capital assets, but to compare their productivity against the rest of the country in 1860 is bizarre.

Robin, eff 'em all

If slaves had been that large an asset wouldn’t the south have won hte war?

Good morning, and congrats Rocco. Hope all goes well with the wee one.

daddy

Well I just caught up and now I know how Alexa fits in to the Bezos story.

So in this electronic age we live in, where Prince Charles wants to be a tampon, where Trump is hounded like a dog for a 12 year old secretly recorded comment about grabbing a gal's pussy, where we have the stupendous object lesson of "Carlos Danger's" Weiner, where we have tons of Movie Starlets with their nude pix leaked online, and where Trump is daily hounded toward impeachment by bogus allegations of Russian prostitutes peeing on his bed in Moscow, what with all that as preface, the richest man in the world, married father of 4, decides to take pictures of his crank and text them to his mistress, a married mother of 3.

Brilliant.

Here's an update that tells both sides of the story,but its not from the Washington Post: 'It's going to be a beauty!' Trump mocks Amazon chief Jeff Bezos over his divorce and snarks 'I wish him luck' following bombshell about love affair with married TV anchor that pre-dated announcement of split from his wife of 25 years

Sanchez was voted 'Biggest Flirt' by her classmates at Del Norte High School

I suppose Bezos's paper, the Washington Post, won't do such in depth stories because they want to avoid being indicted by Bob Mueller, the Special Counsel who was largely appointed at Bezos's paper's urgent request and who, since his appointment as Special Counsel, has indicted the editor and reporters at the National Enquirer.

henry

Bezos sent pics? Sexting is so creepy. Ick.

daddy

Breaking! Tim Tebow just announced some exciting news.

The former NFL quarterback just got engaged to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South African model and Miss Universe 2017.

Congratulations TiM!!!

Word of advice young man (don't text her any pix of your junk)

daddy

According to the UK Daily Mail that TV News Editor in Seattle that intentionally doctored the film of Trump to make him look bad has now been fired.

Yay!

daddy

Marijuana, mental illness and crime.

Iggy,

I remember it stated this way back in college at UNC Football Games:

Marijuana
Ho Chi Minh
C'mon Heels
First and 10!

anonamom

CH:

Please stop the Mormon bigotry.

I don't think what you are referring to is that, as you could sub in 'Catholics' and 'purgatory' if those were the factually accurate nouns and it would read the same, but I'll second your motion if you'll stop with the misogyny.
(daddy's comment is a factually accurate statement; those men are Mormons, and Mormons doctrine teaches that they spend eternity on various planets out there somewhere. You interpret his simple statement of fact as bigoted. )

Go back and read a week's worth of your posts, and you'll see what I am talking about IRT misogyny though.

Maybe misogyny not what I'm seeing either---I know you are the father of daughters--but it sure reads like it is.
I know a reader such as yourself has a working vocabulary which isn't as limited as it appears to be when you are referring to women you disagree with.
Or even find reprehensible.

And I know "this isn't my blog," but since this week seems to be National Call Out Your Blog Mates Week here, and your comment was your second of the day objecting to what someone posted, I'm joining in!

Short version: please drop the C word.
It's pretty much like the N word. Maybe it wasn't back in the day, but it is now.

Yes, I know about 'dick' 'prick' and 'tool.'
It's that connotation v denotation thing.

******

Still can do over half a month of Dry January, if anybody is interested. Give your liver a chance to regenerate!
Your short term memory a reboot! ;-)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Don, and a couple of his readers challenge the factual basis of the claim that the Trump Wall can easily be sawn through.
Acetylene torch. Used on a prototype not the final design.
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/01/nbcs-myth-of-sawing-through-wall.html

As pagar noted GoFundMe Trump Wall has passed one third million pledges. I think that both a conservative congressional caucus and the Pres himself have online Wall petitions but the GoFundMe was the first.
https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall

daddy

On the Science scene tonight thought the map in this story showing the speed at which our Magnetic North Pole has started moving in the last few years is very interesting, especially when compared to how slow it moved 100 years ago.

Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving 'erratically' at speeds so fast they are having to issue an emergency update to maps used by electronic navigation systems

Where I notice it is when old Runways like here at Anchorage which used to be numbered Runway 06, are now numbered Runway 07, due as I understand it to changes in magnetic variation as a consequence of the magnetic Pole's shifting position.

G'nite.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

A commenter at BJG blog notes the latest example of FB calling factual statements hate speech.

"“Reggie Singh, I don’t know you. I didn’t know your brother. But I want you to know how brave you are. Millions of Americans hearts break for your family. We stand with you in protecting our families from criminal illegal aliens.”

That just got Scott Presler suspended from facistbook."

MissMarple2

Good morning!

When the sun comes up I will head to the grocery for a few items, since the snow prediction is 4-7 inches starting tonight.

MissMarple2

This is near McAllen, where President Trump was yesterday.

https://newspunch.com/21-dead-bodies-us-mexico-border/

MissMarple2

https://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap-officials-approved-thousands-of-requests-to-bring-child-brides/article_45de850b-b448-5735-8f46-ab33306df370.html

Captain Hate

Short version: please drop the C word.

Since you asked nicely and aren't apt to take unwarranted shots at me, I'll curb my use of it although I continue to be surprised, in our "anything goes" world, how a word employed by Chaucer is taboo.

Regarding bigotry and statements of facts, I had to play referee between you and Deb (who hasn't been here in the new world order) when you took exception to her pointing out the high percentage of Catholics on the Supreme Court. If my aged memory serves me well, I told her that, although I don't think she is intentionally being bigoted, she had pointed out the same factually correct things multiple times, making your reaction understandable.

MissMarple2

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ted-lieu-ed-buck-west-hollywood-20190109-story.html

As James Woods says, Lieu doesn't want the money now that the truth is coming out.

anonamom

rocco, what I think you are describing with the bebe--congratulations!--is elevated bilirubin, which needs to come down before they'll release the baby. There are two components too. (i guess I could google it...)

It what causes jaundice. It's usually from some red blood cells breaking down. Either in the baby's blood stream, from some minor incompatibility w momma's, or from a hematoma being resorbed (like the one on my firstborn's head, that he got from being the first one out the chute).

The concern is if it builds up, it can settle out in certain areas of the brain and cause problems.

Most babies will clear it out on their own if well hydrated --thus the concern about nursing,and why they are supplementing formula.

Sunlight (UV light) also breaks down the bilirubin.

The problem comes from NOT knowing about it--like discharging new moms the same day of delivery, then not having milk come in---NOT being aware of it, and having it go unmonitored.

They're on it!

MissMarple2

Some names new to me in this article.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-a-little-known-fbi-unit-helped-to-disseminate-the-steele-dossier_2638330.html

MissMarple2

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aId=3057493

Chinese spy plane penetrates South Korea air zone.

MissMarple2


CAUTION!! This has VERY graphic photos, not for those who get queasy easily.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/10/exclusive-photos-21-killed-in-mexican-cartel-battle-near-texas-border-17-burned/

MissMarple2


Steve Herman
‏Verified account @W7VOA
1h1 hour ago

US to host international summit Feb.13-14 in #Poland about #Iran and the Middle East, @SecPompeo tells @FoxNews.

pagar

Guess Acosta didn't look in the right place.

https://newspunch.com/21-dead-bodies-us-mexico-border/

Another Bob

A view of the Bezos situation from the “game” perspective...

https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/the-70-billion-dollar-blowjob/

MissMarple2

France Moves To Ban All Protest As PM Announces Major Crackdown On Yellow Vests:
A new law under consideration could make any demonstration illegal if not approved by authorities & already being compared to the pre-Maidan ‘Dictatorship Law’ in Ukrainehttps://t.co/BA5U0xVZeC

— BenTallmadge ❌ (@BenKTallmadge) January 9, 2019

Link goes to a Zerohedge article.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
34m34 minutes ago

I often said during rallies, with little variation, that “Mexico will pay for the Wall.” We have just signed a great new Trade Deal with Mexico. It is Billions of Dollars a year better than the very bad NAFTA deal which it replaces. The difference pays for Wall many times over!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/10/hungarys-orban-says-he-must-fight-french-president-macron-on-immigration/

MissMarple2

Dick Morris thinks the unions will pressure Schumer and Pelosi.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dick-morris-pundits-missed-trumps-national-address/

anonamom

Thanks CH.

xoxoxo

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/10/fusion-gps-russia-false-flag/

Another Bob

The H1-B arrangement (probably like a lot of US visa arrangements) is complicated, as anything written by committee is. The H1-B holders I know do seem to jump through a lot of hoops. Simplifying it isn’t a bad idea.

And I don’t fundamentally disagree with the notion that there should be consideration for scarcity in the labor markets built into the immigration system.

But for most of the H1-B uses I’ve seen, I observe no scarcity that requires a special entrance door. It’s use seems to be to keep downward pressure on wages in high-wage occupations.

MissMarple2

Look at all those #LatinosWithTrump showing up to support the President in McAllen Texas!!!!!!! 😎

Fake News will never show you this because it will destroy their narrative that all Hispanics hate Trump.

pic.twitter.com/E6VKx15TpF

— Oaktown ☢ Unfiltered (@hrtablaze) January 10, 2019

15-second video at link.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6580521/Wisconsin-town-rejoices-missing-teen-alive.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

Porchlight

I came home from the hospital with a dark tan from the bilirubin incubator. According to my parents.

Porchlight

Kudos to Alex Berenson for writing that book about marijuana and to Mother Jones for publishing the article about it.

This is a bad road we are going down.

MissMarple2


DRUDGE REPORT
‏ @DRUDGE_REPORT
2h2 hours ago

Mecca's Grand Mosque plagued by swarm of locusts...
==================
There is video at the link hereL

Video... https://t.co/5AoGddE7rd

— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 11, 2019
henry

creativity in San Francisco, a wall that pees back:

https://twitter.com/sfpublicworks/status/624287527860576256

Rocco

Good morning and thanks again everyone for the well wishes. And thanks amom for that great explanation. I'm told some blood results this morning will show whether the bilirubin level has come down or risen. I'll check in later when I hear more but right now big brothers on his way over so dad can be with mom.

Jane

Iggy,

(Not to relitigate this issue). Bezos indeed owns the Washington Post. He is also a liberal. I do not like his politics. What I'm talking about liking is his accomplishments in life which started early and don't seem to stop.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-trump-plan-would-improve-current-border-situation?platform=hootsuite

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