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February 14, 2019

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Buckeye

Buckeye, the only governor I remember bringing in lots of jobs was Jim Rhodes.

Roger that.

Certainly wasn't "dick Celeste before he dicks you":)

MissMarple2


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
‏Verified account @AOC

Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.
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She's claiming this as a great victory. I wonder what Cuomo has to say about it.

Captain Hate

Oh Snap

First time I've read this:

@seanmdav 4m
A fun aside about Eric Holder's Fast and Furious drug cartel gun-running scandal: guess which firm was hired to 1) run interference for the ATF officials who oversaw the whole scheme, and 2) smear the ATF whistleblowers via media leaks? You guessed it: Fusion GPS.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2019 02:14 PM (0ogxh)

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I lived in Germantown from 1981-1984 with break in Indonesia. Love the Rendezvous, but there were a lot of other BBQ places, and when Memphis in May comes around the world championship BBQ events take place on the bluffs overlooking the River. Its incredible. More than 50 big BBQ rigs, and you can buy a ticket to taste all of them if you want.

Our offices were in Ridgeway complex overlooking 240. Our neighbor was your Advanced Projects group working on dirgible, and olhigh speed Fax service. You guys have come a long way since then:) I bought my home in Germantown from one of one of the original plane drivers for Fred. One of those guys who used his credit card to buy fuel (you have heard those stories),

Ridgeway used to be a large golf country club but they moved further east and developed that area. Close to the airport on 240 west.

Tom R

Its been 25+ years since I last ate at the Rendevous but I can still say they are one of the best restaurants in the country I have ever eaten at when it comes to quality of service. At the time I went there in the early 90s all the waiters were black men aged 40+ years old. They had been working at the restaurant for a long time as busboys, cooks etc and got promoted up to the wait staff. Waiters were not allowed to write anything down. They had to memorize everyone's order. If they couldn't memorize everyone's order they didn't get to be a waiter. I was a waiter in college so suffice it to say I was extremely impressed that my waiter got everyone at the table's order 100% correct.

Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa still beats the Rendevous in terms of food quality. That place is a hole in the wall with a sign that says "No farting" over the entrance. Completely different atmosphere at that place.

Extraneus

We don't need no steenkin' jobs

In a statement, Amazon said:
After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.

Amazon said it was "disappointed to have reached this conclusion," but that it was "deeply grateful to Governor [Andrew] Cuomo, Mayor [Bill] de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process."

pagar

Extraneus's link at 01:25. That link is just so sad. Wonder how many young people will die because of the words of a US Senator.

Extraneus

Martin's in Nashville is the best I've had.

Buckeye

We don't need no steenkin' jobs

Particularly when you are "unwilling" to work.

Extraneus

(Click to open.)

D

100 percent sure that Rosenstein hires Mueller to keep McCabe off the Russian probe.
No absolute proof of this at all.
Pure speculation and wishful thinking.
RR —arrogant guy like the rest of FBI and Justice Dept and I am including Wray in that group as well.
With Barr in , let the housekeeping begin.
Whitaker has been brutalized since his initial appointment.
Rosenstein just stood by and did his usual nothing , putting his finger up in the wind to see which way to jump.He can’t be gone soon enough for me.
I believe Dowd,
RR is a lousy piece of work.

Ralph L

The 25th doesn't require high crimes and misdemeanors.

Extraneus

Wait until New Yorkers figure out that the whole thing was about unions. 125,000 jobs. They're gonna be pissed.

daddy

Environmentalists and Marine Biologists hardest hit:

Seals seem to be adapting to shrinking sea ice off Alaska

Ice seals thought to be most affected by the disappearance of Arctic sea ice seem to be doing well, according to data presented at the recent Alaska Marine Science Symposium.

The two species of ice seals that were declared “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act are, so far, doing well with less sea ice.

“We’re seeing fat seals,” said Lori Quakenbush, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Arctic Marine Mammal Program. “They are reproducing earlier than they have in the past, which says they are getting enough nutrition at this point to grow quickly and become reproductive at an earlier age.”

Quakenbush studies marine mammals and monitors their condition. She says that so far, the evidence indicates that ice seals are getting plenty of food.

“We’re looking at stomachs and we’re seeing pretty similar diets to what they have done in the past. So we’re not seeing those big changes either. They’re still eating arctic cod; they’re still eating saffron cod,” said Quakenbush...

...“So two predictions that we made about what could be bad for walruses, just within a couple of years turned around and were sort of the opposite.”

...So, right, that makes you think all over again about what might be going on, and it wasn’t even in the list of possibilities last year.”

D

Ext:
Joni Ernst is a victim of verbal abuse by her ex- husband.
This topic is super sensitive to her.
She won election saying she could handle strenuous farm duties.
Too bad she didn’t kick hubby to the curb sooner.

Jack is Back!

Talking BBQ, Red, Hot & Blue in Arlington, VA (still there?)was damn good. Lee Atwater and Don Sundquist (R-Memphis) started it. Now I think they are a chain in a number of states. I was in Washington during Lee's time there. Would see him sometimes for lunch at The Loyal Opposition. Sometimes at The Monocle.

daddy

daddy,

Do you use Uber?

Buckeye, I don't. I'm even more of a troglodyte than Janet:)

Am watching the weather Channel and apparently some levy in Navato California has broken and water is flooding that state again.

Well Rush was excellent today but he just ended so I am off to the local Used Book Store and will catch you guys later from The Happy Mexican. Adios.

daddy

...and when Memphis in May comes around the world championship BBQ events take place on the bluffs overlooking the River. Its incredible. More than 50 big BBQ rigs, and you can buy a ticket to taste all of them if you want.

Right, Jack. So you know better than me that when Corey comes to Melvis preaching vegetarianism he ain't getting nobody's vote:)

Extraneus

This topic is super sensitive to her.

What topic? College girls not getting sloppy drunk?

Extraneus

Btw, wasn't she the tough girl castrating pigs or cows in her campaign ad?

D

Ext:
College boys taking advantage of drunk girls.

Tom R

In light of McCabe’s admission to sedition Jeff Carlson tweeted this out today that links to one of his earlier articles.

https://twitter.com/themarketswork/status/1096087321001119749?s=21

D

Ext:
Yes she was, which was why I was surprised she stayed with that oaf she was married to.

Buckeye

Buckeye, I don't. I'm even more of a troglodyte than Janet:)

Well, you should consider trying it:

1) Don't need to know the phone number for the local cab company.

2) You can follow the driver's progress to pick you up on your phone in more or less real time. I don't think I have ever waited more than 10 minutes from entering the request until I was picked up.

3) Would greatly increase your options on the pubs you can visit and write about:)

clarice

WOW,CH--I hope GPS is examined with a fine tooth comb and put out of business for good.

clarice

Red Hot & Blue ain't what it used to be. Only good BBQ in the area is my husband's.

Extraneus

McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

Extraneus

Boo hoo.

Joe Scarborough worries that 'extreme Democrats' are handing Trump a 2020 election victory

henry

Does McTurtle assume Trump can’t find the fine print in a contract? If Trump signs this, it is a massive cave by him.

Porchlight

At the time I went there in the early 90s all the waiters were black men aged 40+ years old.

I can't remember if he wrote anything down, but our waiter fit that description and was a total pro, very friendly. Just a fantastic place that I'd love to visit again.

Old Lurker

I'm as old fashioned as Jack for things like Uber until:

Last week Mrs. OL and I went to Nantucket for wedding stuff. Big storms all around and while we were sure we could get to Boston, we were not sure the small commuter planes would be flying to the Island and the fall back is always the ferry from Boston to Hyannis.

So sure enough we make it to Logan but the Cape Air flights are all down.

Says me "Honey, no problem, when this happens to me I go down to the bus lane and take the Brockton-Plymouth Bus to Hyannis but because it stops other places, we will probably miss the last boat but we can stay at the motel I use when that happens."

Says she "OK, dear, show me how you do that and outside we go to look for the bus."

But before we go out into the cold, I explain that you can only buy bus tickets online so let me try to do that on this silly phone you make me carry on trips. Yes, that is sometimes hard but I usually get it to work so hang on while I do that", says I.

So there I am trying to access the bus website on that tiny screen but I see she has her phone out to check her messages, I assume, so I go about my task, cursing my fat fingers.

Before I have the bus tickets, she tells me "Our ride is right there at the curb so come with me."

Uber got us 80 miles to the last boat with five minutes to spare and cost less than two bus tickets, the tip was included, and no cash changed hands.

It was MAGIC.

We came home the same way...

hoyden

daddy, sounds like you're doing well for yourself. I prefer dry ribs and maybe a small amount of sauce on the side.

Buford Gooch

Porch, I especially liked "rainbow haired land whales".

henry

For example:

Lots of bad but swallowable stuff in $ bill. But Sec.224 is a poison pill: Gives deportation immunity to any sponsor—or POTENTIAL sponsor—of an "unaccompanied" alien child. Creates incentive for illegals already here to order up kids from Central America (or anywhere). Outrageous

https://twitter.com/markskrikorian/status/1096092985236865024?s=12

Old Lurker

Sorry...fallback is bus to Hyannis and ferry to the Island.

henry

The spending includes funds to aid and feeds economic migrants as they journey across the border towards jobs in U.S. cities, as well as funds to bus the migrants from the border to pro-migration non-profits:

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/02/14/border-security-bill-provides-aid-buses-legal-shields-migrants/

Porchlight

Does McTurtle assume Trump can’t find the fine print in a contract? If Trump signs this, it is a massive cave by him.

I'm not sure. Brian Kilmeade predicted this move on the radio this morning (I think he has some great sources). His thinking was that although a chunk of the base was going to holler, it's still a shrewd move. Trump gets Nancy "not one dollar for the wall" to cave and agree to some funding, and then says "thanks [redacted], now I'm getting the rest of the money elsewhere and there's not a damn thing you can do about it."

Porchlight

Thanks, Buford. :)

Rocco

National Geographic lists Firefly's as top 10.

This award-winning barbecue joint dishes up ribs, brisket, and pulled chicken. Devotees rave about Firefly’s Memphis BBQ sauce that has hints of brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate. Wash it all down with a glass of sweet tea straight out of the South.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/intelligent-travel/2013/02/08/the-10-best-bbq-joints-in-america/

henry

Porch, it was shrewd for Reagan to trade amnesty for border security. We’ve run out of ability to survive “shrewd.”

Tom R

Henry @ 3:25

Sundance and other pro-Trump pundits have already found the fine print so I would hope Trump's people have as well. The restrictions that Congress has put into the bill (such as only authorizing construction in the Rio Grande Valley region) pretty much prevent any construction on the border wall even with the $1.4 billion that was funded. Here is Sundance's take:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/14/summary-of-negotiated-budget-appropriations-w-limits-on-border-security-and-no-funding-for-border-agents-or-ice-agents-full-pdf/#more-160029

There is a graphic that shows where the Rio Grande Valley region is. Its the extreme right part of the border.

Tom R

Of course the irony is that Congress did authorize the US to give Israel, Jordan and the Ukraine $5.3 billion for border security fencing.

Old Lurker

Henry that shrewd trade by RR was what, 50 million new voters if not citizens ago?

Neo

https://mobile.twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1096065820688564224

Porchlight

Porch, it was shrewd for Reagan to trade amnesty for border security. We’ve run out of ability to survive “shrewd.”

1) I don't think I agree with your first sentence, and 2) absent a wall, we may not get a Trump second term, and absent a Trump second term, we are not surviving anyway.

Ralph L

I suppose they don't let proles take the bus to Hyannis.
I'm even more of a troglodyte than Janet
I had a cheapo cell phone for 3 months in 2016. The battery went dead, and I never replaced it. Had no computer 2013-6 and dialup before that.

Rocco

McCabe threatened to take everyone down with him if charged with a crime, he's a snake for sure. But I'm loving this crap on Rosenstein he's selling cause Rosenstein's a bigger snake IMO. So I'm going to have a little fun at Rosenstein's expense and question whether he wore a wire when he accompanied Mueller to interview for the FBI Directors job?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

FBN says that Trump has announced he WILL sign the bill.

Ugggh.

Ralph L

BBQ is pork, hold any tomato.

Tom R

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcconnell-trump-to-sign-bill-declare-emergency/ar-BBTB5FD

If Trump declares a national emergency I suppose one benefit of that approach is any funding he uses for border wall construction would not be constrained by the ridiculous limitations that were put into the spending bill. The $1.4 billion funded by Congress would be subject to the limitations but nothing else.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Rumor has it... declare emergency and suspend the poison pill parts of the bill under said emergency.

Pelosi has just announced she will file suit for the emergency declaration.

clarice

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-says-trump-prepared-to-sign-border-security-bill-and-will-declare-national-emergency

Captain Hate

College boys taking advantage of drunk girls.

There's an easy solution to this.

Porchlight

WH has already released a statement - Sanders confirms, Trump will sign the bill and declare a national emergency.

Suck it, Nancy.

Porchlight

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/aqod86/white_house_statement_on_government_funding_bill/

Tom R

Rocco @ 3:40

Why would you believe anything that came out of McCabe's mouth? McCabe is who started the rumor that RR volunteered to wear a wire to spy on Trump.

Old Lurker

Porch "2) absent a wall, we may not get a Trump second term, and absent a Trump second term, we are not surviving anyway."

Did I write that or did you, Porch?

:-)

The Infamous Ignatz

Well this is fun.
Thunderstorm, heavy rain. Power goes out twice. Comes back on.
Then, transformer blows directly across street sitting on the pole where they just reattached the wires last week when it snowed and trees fell across it.
So there's still power in the lines and it sits there arcing and burning the crosspieces on top of the pole. We're getting low current so I start the generator and throw the switch.
Meanwhile the top of the pole is still burning and the transformer itself is obviously super hot and it begins burning at the top. It's so hot the top mount of the transformer going through the pole sets the pole on fire there too. The fire guys show up to control traffic but PG&E hasn't so they can't do anything so I go back in the house. I little later it sounds like someone is on the roof; the top five feet of the pole fell off and the transformer is now hanging in mid air about ten feet off the ground and the service lead to the house is laying on top of a trailer.
Lovely.

James D.

Ernst is a Uniparty tool. I'm starting to think that all these "Tea Party" skirts not named Palin are all false flag operations.

Totally agree.

clarice

Gee, Iggy--Watch out!

Jack is Back!

My only bad Uber experience was after the Army-Navy game this year in Philly. Frederick and I called one up after we got outside the gates. The guy gave me a 5 minute ETA but kept saying the cops were blocking his way. We watched him on our phone going all over the place, minutes away from us. Finally, he gave up without telling us and headed back to downtown Philly. A Yellow cab pulls up after us waiting a half hour and takes us back to Philly.

Mrs. JiB had a really bad experience from Orlando to our place in The Hammock. She just about aborted her Uber app. Some are good some are really bad and best to be careful. One guy here has his front seat fulll of crap and a baby seat in the back. He can only take me, no one else. Not impressed.

Extraneus

I'm happy with the signing and the emergency declaration. Always thought that was the preferred endgame. Now he can beat Congress over the head while riding to the rescue, and they get nothing on DACA. Or, as Porch would more concisely put it:

Suck it, Nancy.

James D.

Joni Ernst is a victim of verbal abuse by her ex- husband.
This topic is super sensitive to her.

I don’t care what she was a victim of or how sensitive she is. What she did and said is disgraceful - and incredibly harmful to the very people she says she’s trying to protect.

The idea that it’s somehow controversial or bad to tell people they can (and should) decrease their chances of bad things happening to them by being aware of their surroundings and not getting blackout drunk, is idiotic.

Threadkiller

Rumor has it... declare emergency and suspend the poison pill parts of the bill under said emergency.

The rumorists have discovered a line item veto?

This is damage control for not declaring an emergency before the shutdown cave in.

henry

Trump signs, uses emergency order to ignore what he signs, Pelosi dies, Hawaiian judge stops all wall til 2026 or so.

Wonderful.

Threadkiller

Suck it, Nancy.

The Wall is now going to the Ginsburg court. Nancy will be fine.

henry

Pelosi sues. Auto cucumber is reading my wish list.

Porchlight

Why would it take that long, henry? Travel ban took 18 months.

Anyway, perhaps the complainers are forgetting: the bill hasn't been passed yet.

Ball's in your court, Nancy.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Great to hear the story of Hero Mrs OL!

henry

OK Porch... let’s say it speeds through in 18 months so Dread Pirate Roberts can waffle on it in October 2020. Right... no ruling until late December 2020, no wall before that, so Trump’s replacement can get off to a running start without any resistance.

Threadkiller

the bill hasn't been passed yet.

Trump is lying about his intent to sign the bill?

clarice

Excellent point, Porch--the Bill has not been passed. Ball's back in Nancy's court.

henry

WhiteHouse:

.@PressSec: President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action—including a national emergency—to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.

The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.

henry

This is Trump’s “read my lips” moment.

Old Lurker

These are all just tiny details obscuring the big picture (which I have described before to the irritation of many).

About half the country wants a wall and control of who gets to live here, and the other half wants the opposite. Not much will convince people to jump over the divide in one direction or the other, and skirmishes over this bill or the next won't matter much.

The status quo, even including new chunks of the wall added over time, favors the open borders side and will turn over the tables once the 2030 census counts the noses and of course the Left know that and so does the open borders GOPe.

There is no middle ground between the two different visions for our part of North America, so good luck predicting what will transpire during the lifetime of our children and our younger posters at JOM.

Extraneus

A bit too much negativity here. Did those who are negative on the emergency declaration actually believe that shutdowns would bring the congress to their knees and get them to fund the wall?

The whole point was to get them to show their cards, which they did. They refuse to secure the border.

The Supreme Court isn't going to step in and take over the power to declare a national emergency.

boris

So is this about right?

4D = everything that happens is part of Trumps master plan

Anti 4D = everything that happens means Trump failed and we're all doomed

Yeah?

Old Lurker

Jack, Mrs. OL and my kids just won't get in an Uber that looks like you describe (trash, baby seats, etc) and they always immediately log a complaint about that driver and call for another one. Doesn't happen often, but they say for sure it does happen.

Tom R

This is Trump’s “read my lips” moment.

For the Ann Coulters and Eeyores.

Captain Hate

If the Blonde Scarecrow starts howling like an alley cat in heat, I'll know DJT did the right thing.

henry

Nice straw man Ext.

Tom R

The whole point was to get them to show their cards, which they did. They refuse to secure the border.

Yep and thanks to following that approach Trump gained 8-9 points in Rasmussen's public opinion poll.

clarice

I'm with Ext! Nancy showed her cards, and the Ct will not overrule the declaration. In the meantime, DJT has built his case about the need for the wall and Congressional failure to act.

D

Why would anyone believe anything that comes out of Rosenstein’s mouth?
Oh that is right.
He doesn’t have to talk to or answer to anybody.
Meadows and Jordan tried to pin down his testimony but he slithered right past them.
McCabe is going down and he knows it.
He will lie to get his way out of it.
When the music stopped, there’s wasnt a chair left for him to sit in.
He is still free but my prediction is he and and Comey as well as Strzok aretiadt.
Yates,Page and Priestap and RR skate.

D

S/b toast.

Threadkiller

Did those who are negative on the emergency declaration actually believe that shutdowns would bring the congress to their knees and get them to fund the wall?

I never thought it would bring congress to its knees. But since it was Trump's 1st down play, I expected him to follow through with his executive action threat by 3rd down instead of punting.

He is the one who made the threats in December about getting his way by having a shutdown. Not me.

The whole point was to get them to show their cards, which they did. They refuse to secure the border.

Since 2015 the build the wall wailers at his concerts needed more evidence of the true colors of the Dems?

henry

Trump just caved. Spin your asses off all you want. He caved.

Or for a less negative view, Pelosi has more power than Trump. Since McTurtle and the uniparty are her allies, that should surprise no one.

MJW

Team AOC already put a ten year "sell-by" on America's flatulent cows

Though my knowledge of ruminants is rudimentary, and flatulence is funnier than belching, I believe the majority of methane exits from the north end of cows, not the south.

Threadkiller

I'm glad I'm not "Anti 4D." They sound like a group of idiots.

Marlene

83-16. Thanks Uniparty.

henry

Tom R, how many points did GHWB gain when he said “read my lips”? How many did he lose when he raised taxes anyway? (Hint: he lost more than enough).

Tom R

McCabe is going down and he knows it.
He will lie to get his way out of it.

Fully agree maryrose. That is why I think it's foolish that anyone here believes McCabe when he claims Rosenstein was willing to wear a wire to spy on Trump. Why would you believe someone you claim is a liar?

Captain Hate

Whoa, DJT is not at all like Poppy Bush, who started undermining everything Reagan did on Day 1.

D

Shutdown accomplished the following:
Delayed the full out attack by House of the President.
Showed the American people that Democrats are socialists and want to take their money and redistribute it.
Got the Dems to pony up1.375 billion for border.
Dreamers got nothing
Showed everyone that President Trump will do all that he can to protect them
Showed that Dems play politics with the lives of American citizens and that they really will do anything in their hatred of him
That Dems care to vacationrather than do the job they were hired to do
The President can compromise but they can’t.

henry

NBC

Nancy Pelosi warns GOP that a Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency

boris

"Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency"

Probably best to take everyone's guns away before starting CW2,

Tom R

If the Blonde Scarecrow starts howling like an alley cat in heat, I'll know DJT did the right thing.

She is braying on Twitter that Trump just destroyed America and called Trump the American Merkel. Screw her and anyone who agrees with her.

The Infamous Ignatz

Bush said 'read my lips' and raised taxes instead.
Trump said 'build the wall'. If he does, it's not read my lips, it's just the opposite.
If he doesn't then he has a problem.

Porchlight

Trump is lying about his intent to sign the bill?

No, he's not lying, but he can't pass a bill that ain't on his desk, can he?

D

Every liar uses a bit of the truth to seal the deal.
The Intons were masters of this and triangulation.
McCabe tried to be too clever and his hatred left him holding the bag.
Yates and Page played it smarter.
Told the truth and as a consequence may get off scot free.
Do I think RR said maybe I should wear a wire?
Yes.
Even if he was joking , he probably entertained the option because he looks out for number one first. He is not as bad as McCabe but He doesn’t really have snyone’s back.
I agree totally with Rocco.

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