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January 18, 2019


Another Bob

Borrowing the speech from now Senator John Blutarsky...



Old Lurker

Cap'n, what is your problem???

Why do you and TomR and others jump to the conclusion that I have thrown in the towel on a damn thing? Why are we better off if people like you just assume it all will work out, sometime, somehow? What is wrong with at least considering all the options on the table? What good is ignoring possibilities especially when you have no reason to assume otherwise? I don't either, but at least I offer an option that fits two years of actual observations unlike you. Now if you want to suggest reasons Door #3 is not the correct choice, have at it. But if all you can add is name calling and cursing, then don't bother.

Not only is your knee jerk response to whatever I say thoughtless and beneath you, frankly I am sick and tired of your foul language. How come you think you get to talk like that when nobody else does and it is hard to imagine anybody appreciates it.

Now, if this is to be the "New Cap'n", fine, you and I will not be conversing in the future.


Stuck on stupid:

Ben Smith

In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel's spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing.


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We need security so we can stop YOU from having security!~ Nancy Pelosi

Captain Hate

The Clintons never received 50% of the national popular vote. Bush's RINO ways and lying made him a terrible choice. People here, two in particular, are prone to blame voters for the absolute failure of both political parties to deliver good candidates. Political parties are as much of malignant growths on the body politic as George Washington feared.

James D.

anybody who does not think AOC can be elected President in the future is not paying attention to the current demographics

I absolutely think she can. Besides demographics, there's the fact that our corrupted education system and rotten popular culture has taught 50% of the population that all news and information comes from Colbert/Daily Show/Bill Maher, and sharing of tweets and facebook memes.

AOC is tailor-made to appeal to those people.

Old Lurker

Cap'n "People here, two in particular, are prone to blame voters"

So name us and stop hiding behind "people here".

I already mentioned the obnoxious profane and vile reaction you had last week to my comment that the voters have responsibility for their votes. Sure is nice when you can hide your head in the sand and blame it ALL on crummy parties or the man in the moon.

Your spitballs are illogical and avoid the real problems.

And did I say offensive?

Old Lurker

Well the second Clinton lost hands down, and the first was elected by a voting pool that existed in 1991, 27 years ago during which time the nature of the voting pool changed dramatically. And George Washington, rich white slave owner, was like a long timer ago, Dude.


I have to assume that Darwinian logic similarly explains the gorgeousness of Sydney's women.

God Bless the Convict Women Prison ships of 1788!

Naturally it follows that if the Brits had not lost the American Revolution, then all that hearty criminal stock of lasses would have sweetened our own gene pool, since instead of shipping them "Down Under" they'd have shipped them to the Colonies in America.

Can you imagine where we'd be if we actually had cute gals in Newark and smart gals in Boston? Damn George Washington!


This is a nice write-up of 3 of the 4 killed in syria this week with detail I had not seen elsewhere. https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/green-beret-two-language-specialists-seal-turned-dia-civilian-among-dead-in-isis-claimed-syria-bombing-1.565006

The 4th was apparently from the east point area of atlanta according to local news here.

Captain Hate

And George Washington, rich white slave owner, was like a long timer ago, Dude.

I'd better go off and do something else instead of continuing this pointless exchange.

Old Lurker

That's OK, Cap'n. I learned what I needed to learn from you.


Ocasio-Cortez Supports Cardi B Calling Trump Supporters ‘F*cking Racist Rednecks’

Cardi B, a New York rapper famous for her song, “Bodak Yellow,” angrily attacked President Trump and his supporters in multiple live-streamed rants this week.

“This shit is really fucking serious bro. This shit is crazy. Our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a fucking wall,” the 26-year-old said.

In another video, she said, “You promised these fucking racist rednecks that you was gonna build the wall, but you know that was impossible.”

“But they voted for you and you promised them this shit so now you have to do it.”

The rapper, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, also attacked Trump for serving McDonald’s to the visiting Clemson football players in the White House, saying she would have beat Trump up physically if she was there.

“I swear to God, if I was there, I would have punched the motherfuckin’–I would have motherfuckin’ punched the wig out of Trump, bro.”



Mexico is doing NOTHING to stop the Caravan which is now fully formed and heading to the United States. We stopped the last two - many are still in Mexico but can’t get through our Wall, but it takes a lot of Border Agents if there is no Wall. Not easy!


Good Morning! rse,thanks for the Stars and Stripes link. Jonathan Farmer,the Green Beret attended Bowdoin. The second Maine connected person in a week,because the American man killed in the terror attack in Kenya attended Hebron Academy.



Many people are saying that the Mainstream Media will have a very hard time restoring credibility because of the way they have treated me over the past 3 years (including the election lead-up), as highlighted by the disgraceful Buzzfeed story & the even more disgraceful coverage!



.@newtgingrich just stated that there has been no president since Abraham Lincoln who has been treated worse or more unfairly by the media than your favorite President, me! At the same time there has been no president who has accomplished more in his first two years in office!


Hoydan, Thanks for the egg recipe.


Nice thread.


The Power of Motivated Reasoning and Confirmation Bias: Dueling experts deliver wildly different statistical conclusions in the UNC affirmative action case. Set aside who's right and consider the replication crisis in the social sciences. The left rules in academia - how often...



How fitting that today is National Popcorn Day! Stay tuned for Trump's 3 o'clock statement with your bowl of popcorn!

Old Lurker

dunno about that, Henry. Not sure what people younger than me expect from the MSM. Once you swallow the notion that socialism is great it just has never been done right, that audience is lost from reality but for the entertainment factor late night.


Ronna posts a montage of media hysteria:



CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on BuzzFeed: "People are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and they're willing to lie to do it...I just think this is a bad day for us"

Video at link: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1086467592284397569

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((Hoydan, Thanks for the egg recipe.))

Those Dash egg cookers that Insty often links to are wonderful for cooking eggs too..... especially if you like boiled eggs a certain way & want them the same every time.


Quick, no clean up, you can do something else while they steam,...


A late good morning!

The only thing I have to say about the voters and AOC is that sometimes events shape the electorate.

For example, the re-election of Jimmy Carter was killed by the Iranian hostage crisis.

Who could have predicted the resurgence in patriotism caused by the success of the US Hockey Team in the 1980 Olympics?

There are things which happen that we cannot predict, and therefore I remain hopeful.


OL, it seems half the country watches AOC chase McTurtle in the wrong office and thinks she burned him. Too many feelers, too few thinkers.



Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!


Don Surber goes after the Washington Post reporter and Buzzfeed.



I wish I could figure out 2 sets of rules for reporter that must be admitted with everything they say or write. "Factual" and "Opinion". The problem is I can't see a way the left will not pervert those meanings. The majority of the press now is a complete joke.


You only have to watch that dance video from AOC's Boston U days to know she is a camera whore.

At least she has lost a little weight since then.


Brian Wilson
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2h2 hours ago

Hey, @BuzzFeedNews Here’s a little journalism tip handed down by a former boss of mine: “it’s always great to have an exclusive story, just make sure you’re not exclusively wrong.”


Aaaand right on cue, my local rag runs as the big, half-page piece on its opinion page a semi-hysterical Greg Sargent op-ed about how the Buzzfeed allegations are the beginning of the Nixonian end for Trump "if true," even as the front page has to run the Mueller denial.

SBW you are a lonely man these days...


Weather update here:

We are right on the dividing line between rain and snow, and so far all we have is light rain. However, the temperature is starting to drop, so I expect snow to arrive by noon.


MM did you see the comment on the Surber post--Mueller put out the denial because...get this: He wanted to save the Cohen allegation that Trump told him to lie to Congress as the big reveal in his final report.



It goes to motivation, do you think trump really didnt intend to do these things or he just encountered stronger resistance, it doesn't mean hes dumb. I think his initial appointees on balance suggest the latter, but plans and projects run afoul of reality.



People have bought into this Trump/ussia narrative so deeply that they are able to frame anything as supporting their preferred outcome.

I posted a thread yesterday evening about all of the corruption in Arkansas and the indictments and arrests of Arkansas politicians.

This morning, I ran across this thread, which talks about investigations of carruption with Chinese companies in Los Angeles, with a bonus of some stuff going on with DeBlasio and Clinton crnies in New York.


I understand how frustrating it is not to see big names dragged away in handcuffs, but it seems to me that there is SO much to be unraveled, that a strategy of rolling up the smaller fry and cutting off money supplies, as well as getting people to flip, is the path being taken.

Jim Eagle


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(( I ran across this thread, which talks about investigations of carruption with Chinese companies in Los Angeles, with a bonus of some stuff going on with DeBlasio and Clinton crnies in New York.))

McAuliffe's & Tony Rodham's EB-5 visa scam would be interesting to look into.
Set up a "green" car company. Sell visas for Chinese investment money. Don't sell any cars.
Close the operation.

Old Lurker

MM concerning events impacting voters.

You mentioned Carter 1979 and the Hockey medal 1980.

We have 90 MILLION more people in the country now compared to 1980, and most of the Depression-WWII generation was living and active. Much of that population growth did not come from births and now even those of us who learned what we learned in the 1950's are soon to be over the hill, all of our parents are gone and with them what they taught us about the world, in school and at the dinner table and in our churches.

That of course is my point in chief. We are not the people you and I grew up with. Folks like AOC would be more upset by the untimely death of a Latin Rock Star than she would be by Pearl Harbor or even 9-11.

And there I go again! :-)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA


Tom R

Well I'm pissed off over OL's Debbie Downer act of throwing in the towel just like DoT did and betting against the basic goodness of the American people. Fuck that shit. The war isn't lost until I say it is. We have a real President now instead of worthless turds like McCain and Romney that the GOP foisted off on us and maybe he'll be followed up with someone dedicated to continuing what he started.

You can fight in my foxhole any time. OL can stay back in the rear and clean the latrines. Soldiers with his attitude are a cancer.

True story. During the Desert Shield phase of Desert Storm me and about 15 of my soldiers were deployed to the Saudi/Kuwaiti border. This was before the heavy units arrived. We were there for no reason except to serve as a deterrent against Saddam invading Saudi. If he had invaded we would have been rolled over.

I had a soldier who was a nonstop whiner and complainer about everything. Whined we were going to get killed. Whined about it being to hot. Whined about having nothing to eat but combat rations. We were in the middle of a desert so we had to build a latrine shack. You sat on a piece of plywood with a hole cut in it and there was a metal drum underneath it to catch the piss and crap. Only way to get rid of it was to put diesel in the drum and burn it. To keep the fire from going out someone had to stand there and stir the waste with a stick/pole.

Guess which soldier always got tasked to burn the shit? OL reminds me of that soldier a lot.

Robin, eff 'em all


I haven’t heard of the Fruity Knitters - they interview a lot of stalwarts in the knitting community! I’ll have to listen. A cowl is a great novice project. I’m knitting a pullover sweater called Granito with a luscious yarn I bought in Maine last summer. I also have a fair isle tunic on the needles... and two shawls....and a linen top. I am not a monogamous knitter.

Anonamom, most of my knitting happens in meetings and social gatherings, plus an hour every night while we watch an episode of whatever show we’re powering through. I’m rarely caught up with JOM enough to comment.

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