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February 19, 2019

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Jane

Good Morning!

henry

so where are NYC's Bloomberg papers?

henry

When does Slo Joe jump in? Is Acela delaying him due to storms?

Momto2

Good morning - I'm still catching up and reading the latest on Smollett.

I saw this on Twitter:

Investigators wanted to meet with him today but he stepped out because he is meeting with a crisis management office. For real.

Which prompted this comment:

amazing how he gets to tell cops when he will come in. Why no FBI agents with a predawn raid on @CNN

sbwaters

NYC Meetup.

If I were able to attend it would be spur of the moment. Be nice if it would work out. Keep the updates coming.

Jane

Cathy,

Congratulations. That is truly amazing!

The Infamous Ignatz

--is the nation ready for a brash self-made New York billionaire--

The nation was ready for the first brash, self-made New York billionaire because he spoke for many millions who had been rendered voiceless.
The dilettante Bloomberg speaks for the goddamned commie megaphones that have run our country into the ground.
They don't need or like him and we don't want nor can stand him.
A sawed off, patrician, arrogant punk with no natural constituency, zero natural charm and a truckload of misguided self regard.
I don't even have to say it do I?

hoyden

Momto2, a timely rhetorical question that answers itself. FBI Enforces The Law of Man.

Porchlight

As to Bloomberg's prospects, is the nation ready for a brash self-made New York billionaire?

LOL TM. Brash? Bloomberg? I'll have to think about that. :)

Perhaps more pertinent - is the nation ready for a Jewish president? I'd like to say that it is, but recently elected Democratic officials seem to have other ideas.

Jack is Back!

[This is like the 20th time, I make a post before "New Thread" is announced. So bringing it over.]

Seven little known body parts. Some recently found including a knee ligament.

https://www.livescience.com/44610-little-known-body-parts.html

My opinion (like assholes, we all have one:) is that RR is a "wet-finger-into-the-wind" kind of guy. That is why he wore his Morning Suit and cufflinks Trump gave him to his first argument before the Supremes. As a family man he doesn't take chances, at least that is the way I see it.

I would discount the Jordan & Gohmert imbrigilo, there seems to be more to that feud than the FISA application.

clarice

What would Bloomberg ban next?

Extraneus
UPDATE: I really think that the intra-Left class warfare here is fascinating, and offers a significant opportunity to Republicans. Folks in the comments, however, seem interested in other things.

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 8:30 am

Imagine if TM whined about off-topic comments?

Buckeye

I don't even have to say it do I?

Nope.

Maybe Bloomie can get Robert Reich as a running mate.

Two sawed-off Commies, for the price of one:)

henry

Buckeye, if they get a regular sized raincoat, and one stands on the other's shoulders, they could see over the top of the resolute desk without a stepladder.

henry

Elijah Cummings leaking to WaPo:

Alan Sipress
‏ @AlanSipress

Top Trump appointees promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over objections from national security officials, House Democratic report says. From

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-trump-appointees-promoted-selling-nuclear-power-plants-to-saudi-arabia-over-objections-from-national-security-officials-house-democratic-report-says/2019/02/19/6a719762-3456-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html?utm_term=.0cc96d10369c

henry

As if policy discussions without group think are some kind of a problem. wait, this is coming from the left where group think conformity is religiously enforced.

MissMarple2

Newt now has a weekly podcast. Links are here:

https://www.gingrich360.com/productions/podcast/

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/xRbxknI4Nf

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2019

Short video clip at link, a little over a minute. It's from his speech yesterday. When he provides these clips, it seems he is trying to emphasize certain things.

Account Deleted

Bloomberg...he's already got his minions placed in State governments.

'How Bloomberg Embeds Green Warriors in Blue-State Governments'

from Oct. 2018 - https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/10/09/bloomberg_funds_green_work_of_democrat_state_attorneys_offices.html

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA


"is the nation ready for a brash self-made New York billionaire?"

Been there, done that, got the hat.
Good quip, TM

rse

janet-

He has the local level covered too.

https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/about/

and the global/local https://www.globalcities.org/

rse

Jim did you see my reference on the previous thread that today's post starts to answer your math question as to the why on deliberate dysfunction.

Tom R

Responding to TK from the last thread.

Isn't your main gripe that words shouldn't be twisted? How do you read what I write and conclude with that PS BS?

What was BS?

When you say something like this:
Cates main point seemed to be that Rosenstein isn't a coup plotter. I agree with that.

You are now agreeing to a point I have been making for months here. If Rosenstein was a Black Hat trying to destroy Trump, he wouldn't have done anything to thwart McCabe's coup attempt. That prompts me to respond with:

PS If you now agree with CH and me welcome to the team.

rse

And this--

https://www.axios.com/bloomberg-to-fill-event-void-left-by-clinton-global-initiative-1513301588-e77e05ec-7fff-47c8-a0ff-d2d75c0b2966.html

MissMarple2


The Daily Caller
‏Verified account @DailyCaller
23m23 minutes ago

Warren Proposes Universal Childcare Funded By ‘Ultra-Millionaire Tax’ https://trib.al/1IHAdYR

Threadkiller

Rolling to the new thread?

::groan::

Ok.. let me see what it is this time..

Threadkiller

Oh.. there it is. In the middle of your comment.

Not being a coup plotter doesn't mean you weren't a willing dupe, Tom.

You have made something binary to fit your argument and not represent what was actually said.

Do you see it?

Jack is Back!

If Bloomie wins, we will have a winter WH in Bermuda. Not as fancy as Mar-e-Lago but it adjoins Mid-Ocean Golf Club one of the top 50 in the world. My grand-father assisted Charles Blair McDonald in building the course for The Furness-Withy streamship company. McDonald knew my grandfather from building the National Golf Links, in Southampton.

We had a winter sports shop in Bermuda since the turn of the century up the start of WW2.

henry

we are doomed. (actually Illinois is doomed. but we aren't far behind). IL to tax private pensions to fund govt pensions.

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/illinois-may-tax-private-retirement-164356321.html

Extraneus
Warren Proposes Universal Childcare Funded By ‘Ultra-Millionaire Tax’

So that's the problem TM has been trying to solve.

Tom R

TK,

What evidence do you have to come to the logical conclusion Rosenstein was a willing dupe?

James D.

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/illinois-may-tax-private-retirement-164356321.html

So I guess they’ll have to build a wall to keep people on so they can extract the tax...

James D.

You beat me to it, Henry!

Threadkiller

There you go again.

Sorry, Tom. You want to engage me after all the insults you throw my way when I dismantle your arguments.

Even when I agreed to your rules and restrictions you cried foul and didn't honor your own offer.

I'll pass.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

Looks to me like the dem candidates are going to get into a bidding war.

This should be good.

clarice

Florida, it's not just for New Yorkers any more. Maybe they can chain Illinois retirees to anchors to keep them from moving.

henry

We should send Illinois retirees to Alabama.

James D.

Warren Proposes Universal Childcare Funded By ‘Ultra-Millionaire Tax’

As far as I’m concerned, the only appropriate response to that is: “Shove it up your far ass, you lying communist who’re.”

And I’d consider that pretty darned polite and restrained language.

MissMarple2

A lot of Illinois people move to Indiana.

That's why northern Indiana counties tend to vote democrat.

Extraneus

I'm not interested in competitive tea-leaf reading, but Mueller's performance hasn't reflected well on Rosenstein.

MissMarple2


Bernie Sanders
‏Verified account @BernieSanders
6h6 hours ago

No one candidate can take on Donald Trump, the corporate media, and the billionaire class alone. Be one of the first to contribute to our presidential campaign today.

===================================

A campaign based on envy. What a disgrace.

Reminder, he didn't refund his last campaign donations and instead bought a third house.

Extraneus

He bought a house with campaign funds?

Tom R

TK,

That's fine if you don't want to explain your "willful dupe" comment. It made zero sense to me but if it made sense to you I guess that's all the matters.

PS My previous PS had a conditional "if" to start it off. I'm fine if you don't want to fully align with CH and I.

Rocco

I can't stick around, my father in law is having bypass surgery in a few minutes, so I'm off to the hospital with coffee for everyone. He'll be fine I'm sure he's the toughest guy I know. But I just wanted to leave this here because it's the reason I think Rosenstein is a snake.

Why then? This is not rocket science. In March 2014, Russia annexed Crimea. Putin also began massing forces on the Ukrainian border, coordinating and conducting attacks, ultimately taking control of territory. Clearly, the pie-in-the-sky Obama reset was dead. Furthermore, the prosecution of Mikerin’s racketeering scheme had been so delayed that the Justice Department risked losing the ability to charge the 2009 felonies because of the five-year statute of limitations on most federal crimes.

Still, a lid needed to be kept on the case. It would have made for an epic Obama administration scandal, and a body blow to Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes, if in the midst of Russia’s 2014 aggression, public attention had been drawn to the failure, four years earlier, to prosecute a national-security case in order to protect Russia’s takeover of U.S. nuclear assets.

The Obama administration needed to make this case go away — without a public trial if at all possible.

Note Weismann's name as well as Mueller, Rosenstein and McCabe's.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/10/uranium-one-deal-obama-administration-doj-hillary-clinton-racketeering/

I'm off

Tom R

We should send Illinois retirees to Alabama.


No thanks

Extraneus

McCabe Refuses to Answer Question About Lying Under Oath, Cites ‘Ongoing Legal Issues’

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeared Monday on NPR’s “Morning Edition” to discuss his firing from the Bureau and the investigation into leaking information to The Wall Street Journal.

NPR host Steve Inskeep asked McCabe multiple times about the investigation and lying under oath, which McCabe dodged each time by blaming the “ongoing legal issues” that he is “handling.”

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/17/nick-sandmanns-lawyer-file-defamation-suits-week/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Media outlets who attacked Nick Sandmann and ALSO attacked Trump supporters for the Smollett hoax have no defense for their "careful" reporting.

Extraneus

Martina Navratilova on Allowing Men to Compete Against Women in Sports: ‘It’s Insane and It’s Cheating’

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“I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair,” the Czech-born player wrote.

Her reiterated stand against transgender players comes after what she claimed was months of study on the topic. That study, she said, made her surer than ever that transgenders competing as women was unfair to natural-born women.

“Simply reducing hormone levels — the prescription most sports have adopted — does not solve the problem,” she wrote. “A man builds up muscle and bone density, as well as a greater number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, from childhood… Training increases the discrepancy.

“Indeed, if a male were to change gender in such a way as to eliminate any accumulated advantage,” Navratilova continued, “he would have to begin hormone treatment before puberty. For me, that is unthinkable.”

Tom R

Martina is obviously a homophobe for having that opinion.

Extraneus

CNN contributor Kirsten Powers finally apologizes for tweets about Covington boys, says comments were 'lacking in grace'

"This will please nobody because I still believe the teenagers were disrespectful, but my tweets were lacking in grace," she wrote. "As a Catholic I felt duty bound to speak up and hold them accountable, but that really isn't my job. I also don't believe these teenagers should be tarnished forever for what amounts to one really bad day. I know that black teenage boys don't get this benefit of the doubt or grace, but I want more black teenage boys to get this benefit, not fewer white teenage boys."
MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430591-administration-plans-push-to-end-criminalization-of-homosexuality

henry

I hope they start in Pakistan.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

rse: "Jim did you see my reference on the previous thread that today's post starts to answer your math question as to the why on deliberate dysfunction."

This was the thesis that Common Core, et al, want to fundamentally rewire the brain? Clearly our educators are not, in general, smart enough but presumably they can hire smart people.
The thesis that the intention is to hobble the US by producing dysfunctional kids has the virtue of being within dumb educators' capabilities. Also, fits the world view that everything is America's fault. Like in the days of Pres Carter. Just neutralize America and the world will magically rise to health. Then came Russian invasion of A'stan, Olympic boycott, etc and the outlook was reassessed.

Extraneus

BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Caught on Video Being Helped Through Reagan Airport

Video at the link.

D

TK:
I understand your “willing dupe” comment and no I won’t be joining a TomR and CH in their view of Rosenstein.
No chance for Bloomberg in his quest for the presidency.
Here is how I see the New York pols.
Spitzer, Bloomberg, and Cuomo and Hillary all aspired to be where Donsld Trump is right now.
They are green with envy.
I discount every word out of their mouths because of their craven behavior and their attitude toward everyday Americans.
All have gone as high as they can right now and that reality is sinking in.

The Infamous Ignatz

I have to confess I find Kirsten Powers extremely attractive, but if most of your apology consists of justifying what you're apologizing for, you might want to start over over or just delete it and shut up.

James D.

Ext @ 12:54

If that’s her version of an apology, she can go screw herself.

Porchlight

Thank you Ms. Navratilova for speaking out. This is a common sense view that 99% of adults share and we need some highly-placed individuals to say something.

D

Kirsten Powers knows she was wrong but she can’t resist the virtue signaling at the end. Thus her apology was an epic fail.
She knows nothing about teenage boys black or white .
I have taught both and I don’t see color.
The high school boys I taught were delightful, smart, funny and religious.
They were the real deal not a phony like Phillips.

Extraneus

As far as apologies go, I imagine Sandmann's lawyers might feel it left a bit to be desired.

That'll be another $20K in legal fees, Kirsten.

Threadkiller

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/430587-cnn-hires-former-doj-spokesperson-under-sessions-as-editor-on-2020-campaign

jimmyk

Anonamom, from the last thread: I do NOT find it hard to cook for a family this way either,

The key word in that statement is "cook." If I did the cooking, it wouldn't be hard, though my family might complain about all the red meat. I can cook, but don't have the time to do it every day.

As for "bacon, bacon, bacon": I hate to be the spoilsport here, but I have read that heavily processed meats like bacon and hot dogs might be problematic. This was from a pro-red meat source (don't have a link) claiming that studies finding an association of red meat with disease failed to distinguish between processed and unprocessed, and only the processed were responsible.

GUS

Look he's cutting and pasting from his FOXHOLE.

Account Deleted

((If that’s her version of an apology, she can go screw herself.))

NO LIE!!! Oh my goodness....

henry

association of red meat with disease failed to distinguish between processed and unprocessed, and only the processed were responsible

yes. clarification on this issue would be nice.

GUS

There is NOTHING attractive about an IGNORANT FULL COMMIE woman.

NOTHING.

I find Kirsten Powers to be dumb and greasy.

The Infamous Ignatz

Great story from a teenage girl's perspective about sports car road racing in the sixties.
Has an amazingly coincidental romantic love story in it too.

Porchlight

I don't believe that RBG video. It is likely old. No way would they let her walk - they'd put her on a cart. Also where was she going to/coming from?

jimmyk

Brash? Bloomberg? I'll have to think about that. :)

You probably don't get to be a self-made billionaire without a certain amount of brashness. But yeah, he's no DJT.

Extraneus

Roger Stone Hauled Into Court To Explain 'Death Threat' Against Judge

Roger Stone has been ordered to appear in a D.C. courtroom on Thursday to explain an Instagram photo of the judge overseeing his case next to what appear to be crosshairs - in what many interpreted as a veiled threat.

The photo of Jackson is accompanied by a caption which reads: "Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson , an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again [sic] Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime."

Jackson dismissed legal action against Clinton by the parents of two of the four Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, as well as a related claim that Clinton had defamed the parents by lying about them in the press.

(Click to open.)

jimmyk

I don't believe that RBG video.

Per someone's post from last night, that was Larry King in drag.

Extraneus
The longtime Trump adviser issued an apology for the post, writing "Please inform the court that the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted."
The Infamous Ignatz

She looks pretty cute to me.

Her whole twitter thread was slightly less bad than the selected quotes but not a lot.
Regardless she is much less ideologically driven and hateful than most progs these days.

D

I totally agree with Rocco.
Prayers for your father in law Rocco.

The Infamous Ignatz

However, dating that freakazoid Ant-uny Wiener is one she will never, ever live down.
What. Was. She. Thinking?

jimmyk

How did this one Obama-appointed judge manage to hit the trifecta with the Hillary/Benghazi, Manfort, and Stone cases? That seems a bit too convenient.

The Infamous Ignatz

I guess Stone's post explains how he could be so dumb as to lie to the FBI about stuff that was legal to do.

Pinandpuller

Democrats want to separate kids from their moms as soon as possible, even before they are born.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/430598-dems-launch-investigation-into-trump-administrations-dealings-with-saudi

Pinandpuller

It's obviously a logo or a watermark that looks like a Celtic cross.

MissMarple2

Porchlight!

Somebody on Twitter had the same thinking as you! Look what they found!

It’s either Justice Ginsburg doesn’t change her outfits often or TMZ is lying to us.
RBG is wearing the exact same outfit, down to the scarf, she was wearing last year & the same journalist asking her questions. 🤔
2018 👉🏾https://t.co/O68LKb4zW4

2019👉🏾 https://t.co/O3AF7cMCdF pic.twitter.com/EkeVGI9nxb

— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) February 19, 2019

Comparison photos at the link!


Pinandpuller

Is the country ready for another brash, authoritarian billionaire-crippled with hypocrisy,-from New York?

MissMarple2

Here is the tweet if you want to see the photos side by side:

https://twitter.com/TheRightMelissa/status/1097924158510505984

Pinandpuller

GUS

Pop a flare.

clarice

Iggy, right on re Kirsten's "apology"--It not only lacked "grace" but as well a factual basis, and revealed bias.

henry

lots of odd things dropping in apparent desperation:

here a claim Trump was negotiating pardons for secrecy with Manafort and Flynn (source NYT).

https://twitter.com/smartwn/status/1097927508475801600

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html

clarice

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/justice-clarence-thomas-calls-for-reconsideration-of-landmark-libel-case/ar-BBTOreO?li=BBnb7Kx

I'm with Thomas on this.

Pinandpuller

GUS

I'm selling HRW's. Hats Ready to Wear. Can I put you down for White or Black? Everybody should have a years supply in their basement.

hrtshpdbox

I know that black teenage boys don't get this benefit of the doubt or grace, but I want more black teenage boys to get this benefit, not fewer white teenage boys.

Kirsten can't look at the situation any way other than with her self-hating identity politics, all the more sad considering that, in size order of offensiveness, there were three elements at the Covington event:
- A group of black adults shouting racial insults and threats to some white kids.
- An adult Indian aggressively walking up to some white kids and trying to provoke them.
- Some white kids wearing hats supporting the President, who did a pretty great job handling the situation.

Pinandpuller

Black Hats have never been worth zero in times of chaos. I've looked it up.

MissMarple2

New York Times seems to be in panic mode. Take a gander at this thread, which THEY put together:

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1097927588251660293

henry

The majority of citizens fail civics test.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/18/survey-exactly-one-state-majority-can-pass-u-s-citizenship-test/

Extraneus

What's the statute of limitations on obstruction? I seem to remember Ken Starr being savaged by the Clinton camp far worse than Mueller.

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/jim-jordan-andrew-mccabe-trust/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter

Jordan says McCabe told him something different than what McCabe is claiming now.

henry

Ext, the Fed Statute is 5 years for most things.

Ralph L

promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia
Like taking nukes to Nukastle.
Of course, they want their own bomb but need our help, as usual.

hrtshpdbox

Egads, I just took that civics test; I passed but most certainly did NOT get a perfect score.

hoyden

jimmyk, I love bacon and also wondered about the processed aspect. I've switched from bacon to pork belly to be safe. I sprinkle it with BBQ dry rub and roost in oven.

daddy

Good Morning and just starting catch-up: Thomas Lifson: Federal grand jury reportedly already convened, issued multiple subpoenas on Jussie Smollett fake mail threat sent to Fox 1/18/19

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