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February 14, 2019

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MissMarple2

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-are-these-professional-war-peddlers-still-around-tucker-carlson-max-boot-bill-kristol/

This is an excellent take-down of Boot and Kristol by Tucker Carlson.

Narciso79

Kristol thinks hes il macchia, but hes nowhere near, weld was muellers boss in Boston than the criminal division, one recalls because lurch went after him in the 96 Senate race, using the testimony of a moll of a minor league smuggler

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFIcGqjkORk

Live stream of the President. Hasn't started yet.

Threadkiller

If anyone wants to discuss them let me know.

:-)

Jack is Back!

henry & other techies:

AI and Machine Learning in the fragrances business:)

MIT Technology Review

https://tinyurl.com/y4jlpueg

Tom R

TK thanks for pointing out my oversight. Let me reword it.

If anyone wants to have an honest discussion with no intentional misrepresentations of anyone's point to try and put them on the defensive let me know.

sbwaters

Well, TR, if you insist on being so dogmatic ...

;-)

henry

Thanks JiB. Machine Learning isn't intelligent. It is covariance* without theory. Zero surprises in that article.

*technical term for correlation is not causation.

Narciso79

Tucker has a sharp quill, neocons did forget the rather elaborate way they came to their views, even Mahan must have had second thoughts after the phillipines and the boxer rebellion.

Another Bob

Patriotic Millionaires?

STFU unless you can produce the cancelled checks of your donations to the Treasury.

Threadkiller

If anyone wants to have an honest discussion with no intentional misrepresentations of anyone's point to try and put them on the defensive let me know.


:-D

henry


zerohedge
@zerohedge

GINSBURG ATTENDING PRIVATE CONFERENCE WITH JUSTICES, COURT SAYS

jimmyk

I look forward to Weld and Kasich dividing the vote of 5% of Republicans that would support someone other than Trump for reelection--not to mention the ridicule Trump will dish out on them at any debate. Given the contest for the Dems, they won't even be able to count on the crossover vote in states that allow that.

Narciso79

I can't find anything on these patriotic billionaires the fact they are listening to French Krugman is nor encouraging.

Old Lurker

Iggy from last night: "Problem is RINOS largely exist because that's as conservative as that district gets."

Boy did Cap'n get mad at Pogo for saying pretty much just that a few weeks back.

:-)

henry

CNBC has info on RBG:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/15/ruth-bader-ginsburg-returns-to-the-supreme-court-after-having-cancer-surgery-in-december.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain

The Infamous Ignatz

I'm skeptical about the reason given for the demise of balloon framing.
Doug fir is the most common structural wood used in America and the standard length of logs from the woods is minimally 33' and longer lengths are also very common. Making 20' studs is not now and never was a problem for the lumber mills.

The Infamous Ignatz

I guess Pogo is just more irritating than me. :)

Narciso79

Mayer. I give a local example of how this works theres activist a long time member of the community there was another guy who was a developer the biggest trump supporter he lived slightly outside the district both are movement conservatives and then there was Paul singer's guy who dropped a boat load of money and won the nomination, and was not addressing sodebergs challenge through out the fall.

Tom R

Relinking to make a followup point. The Jeff Carlson article:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/nine-days-in-may-the-quiet-struggle-between-rosenstein-and-mccabe_2733363.html

Five days after McCabe lied to the IG, on Aug. 2, 2017, Rosenstein secretly issued Mueller a revised Scope of Investigation & Definition of Authority memo that remains heavily redacted.

Something else significant happened in early August.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/04/politics/trump-white-house-renovations/index.html

On August 4, 2017 is when major White House renovations began. I remember reading some articles back during that timeframe that hinted at one of the major reasons for the renovations is that Trump knew or expected the FBI had bugged the White House and was listening in on conversations. Remember earlier in May 2017 is when Trump issued the warning to Comey that he better hope there were no tapes of their conversations before he leaked to the press. This was interpreted by some as an indication Trump knew the FBI had bugged the White House and listened in on the private meetings Trump and Comey had prior to his firing.

McCabe got caught lying to Horowitz in late July 2017. Rosenstein adds scope that is still classified to the Mueller SC on August 2, 2017. Two days later major renovations to the WH start on August 4, 2017. I think the chances are pretty high that all of those events are directly connected in some manner.

The Infamous Ignatz

BTW, if Gentlejim checks in, I FINALLY got my 500S&W magnum ammo.
If it ever quits raining I'll give it a shot and report back. :)

henry

is Trump going to talk? or did Mulvaney read the bill and see the poison pills?

Old Lurker

Iggy, I got that straight from my old time builder pals circa 1970 on the east coast. It was confirmed personally when I built a house early 70's that tied into a hundred year old balloon framed original house that we wanted to match. The long studs just cost too much compared to two shorter ones, and the fire marshall had all sorts of extra requirements.

Maybe their suppliers were behind the price spikes for the longer lengths, and for sure the early 70's was when fire codes figured out about fire blocking.

So "back east" I stand on those two reasons for not using balloon framing anymore.

Old Lurker

Pogo has that in his nature, Ig!

Tom R

S/B Trump knew or suspected the FBI had bugged the White House

jimmyk

That all may be, Tom, but it doesn't explain the pre-dawn armed raids on Manafort's and Stone's homes, and the ruining of their lives. Just collateral damage to provide cover the real investigation?

jimmyk

Trump's address beginning shortly.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Five days after McCabe lied to the IG, on Aug. 2, 2017, Rosenstein secretly issued Mueller a revised Scope of Investigation & Definition of Authority memo that remains heavily redacted.--

That is interesting timing.
However, the fact no one except Trump guys have been indicted renders it less so.
If there is more Mueller is looking at why no scalps? Until there is one prudence dictates extreme skepticism.

henry

and Trump just walked out to the podium

Old Lurker

Henry, I still say the dance should be Trump vetoes...Congress overrides...Trump declares Emergency.

That plot gets very little press so probably not gonna happen that way.

If not, I can't understand why not.

henry

OL, i agree.

Narciso79

It's all part of our sausage making possums if they put up appropriations in due time, one could sign or veto at leisure but they order the whizzo chocolate combo plate you have to either throw it away or take it all.

The Infamous Ignatz

--The long studs just cost too much compared to two shorter ones, and the fire marshall had all sorts of extra requirements.--

That's a matter of economic efficiency not availability and I think that is partly a chicken and egg scenario. Building codes changed [fire blocking is not exactly a new or even 60 year old idea] and extra long studs have always cost more because you can't make them out of odds and ends and they're harder to handle in the mill, harder to cut and harder to transport.
Just as balloon framing drove out timber framing because it was cheaper and simpler, platform framing did the same to balloon framing.
I can still drive down to Lowes right now and buy 50 20 foot 2x4s and 2x6s if I need them.

The Infamous Ignatz

--If not, I can't understand why not.--

I may be 4D spitballing but I suspect Trump is afraid they might NOT override his veto. I think he grew frustrated that what he wanted to do wasn't getting done during the shutdown and he wants to avoid another one. His goal is a wall and there was no clear path to one through the shutdown route so he abandons it for another more promising one.

Narciso79

Since when do they refuse to give the name or description of a 'person of interest'
https://mobile.twitter.com/RaferWeigel/status/1096426137004191745

Momto2

Funny post on common core math:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlfa5v3ullg

Old Lurker

I can get them too, Iggy, just almost never need them anymore. So they are available, true.

And this "cheaper and simpler, platform framing did the same to balloon framing."

...is true for sure, especially as the average skill level of framing crews was transformed (in the east anyway) from old timers with real skills using real hammers, to youngsters who can't drive a nail unless it is in a nail gun. We used to marvel that young framers never got their cuts exactly right and the geezers always did; geezer told me "try driving a nail into the foot of a stud if the cut was a tad short using a hammer...with a nail gun it works even if daylight shows through the joint."

Old Lurker

"I may be 4D spitballing but I suspect Trump is afraid they might NOT override his veto."

Maybe but that would make the congress critters who voted in such margins look even more feckless than they seem already.

Extraneus

I agree with Iggy. Having another shutdown with both sides in Congress wringing their hands and air traffic controllers canceling flights would be counterproductive. The national emergency fight will be exciting enough without that.

MissMarple2

Ha! He will be using part of Obama's emergency order on cartels!

Account Deleted

I love President Trump. He is go great.

Oh my goodness...he really speaks from the heart sometimes. The front end of this, when he was addressing Angel Moms & talking about the common sense of the wall.

God bless him.

Extraneus

Five State Legislatures Have Border Wall Funding Bills

In the past month, funding bills have been introduced in the state legislatures of Texas, Montana, Arizona, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
henry

Fund the wall from here?

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/US-Facebook-negotiating-record-13617614.php

henry

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
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Trump said a border wall was key to national security and that he expects to be sued over his emergency declaration. Follow live coverage and analysis.

rse

henry-you'll appreciate this. http://lak16.solaresearch.org/?page_id=14

Extraneus

Ocasio-Cortez plans bill to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

“@JoaquinCastrotx and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight,” the Bronx/Queens Democrat tweeted Friday.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) said in a statement Thursday: “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration.”

'Bring it,' Trump is thinking.

henry

rse, upbranding of statistics. What a bunch of posers.

MissMarple2

I loved how he said he would take Chuck and Nancy to the final negotiations with China. LOL!

henry

Ocassional Cortex deserves a hint:

Trump is declaring an emergency. That isn't fake, it is a real thing under the law.

If you want a White House fake law... look carefully at DACA.

MissMarple2

Acosta question!!

Narciso79

A ransom of red chief affair, leave them there.

GUS

Cut and paste boy.

henry

As for fake emergencies, global fleecening takes the cake.

GUS

POTUS not taking any shit from the FULL COMMIE MEDIA.

MissMarple2

GUS,

I love how he isn't cowed by them.

GUS

The FULL COMMIE MEDIA seems to be concerned with the size of the DEFICIT.........NOW.

MissMarple2

And Tump tells them Ogama wet into debt more than any other president. HA!

henry

Breaking News Feed @pzf
11s

BREAKING: Leaked State Department email: US military aircraft to start delivering 250 tons of humanitarian aid to Venezuela border.

jimmyk

“but I suspect Trump is afraid they might NOT override his veto.”

Why does he need the bill if he is declaring the emergency?

MissMarple2


David French
‏Verified account @DavidAFrench

A national emergency declaration is an abuse of power, plain and simple. It violates the intent of the statutes and the plan language of the relevant law. Congress and the courts must check the president:

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

Enemies on all sides. Are they going to cancel the 31 existing emergency orders?

Threadkiller

Trump is so gracious about Ann Coulter.

Very refreshing.

Tom R

Why does he need the bill if he is declaring the emergency?

Is that a trick question?

The answer is to avoid another government shutdown.

Narciso79

French practices law somewhere, there is no evidence of this.

henry

Enemies on all sides. Are they going to cancel the 31 existing emergency orders?

might they reverse all Presidential pen & phone actions? don't toss me in that briar patch craft brew emporium..

Extraneus

Now all the open-border people can stand up and be counted.

clarice

I'm with ext and Iggy on this..I think it was strategically wise..and French can go sit in a tree k I s s I n g Boot and Kristol.

Narciso79

Man it's like pulling teeth on a t rex to enforce existing law.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

OL: Iggy from last night: "Problem is RINOS largely exist because that's as conservative as that district gets."

Definitely truth to that.
1) However, it's also true that many of these RINOs won while pledging to repeal OCare, yet didn't. So, they were elected by these theoretically squishy voters despite claiming conservative positions.
2) Even if a district is not conservative, Repubs will eventually notice they can't win without conservative votes and make accommodations. No?

GUS

Government shut downs have occurred because THERE HAS BEEN NO BUDGET PASSED.

James D.

"Problem is RINOS largely exist because that's as conservative as that district gets."

That's true...but part of the whole point of an organized political party is to try and change the conversation, and move the whole debate in their general direction. But you can't do that when you refuse to actually stand for anything.

Tom R

This article discusses the legal path forward.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-15/now-trump-has-declared-national-emergency-here-what-happens-next

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/430169-former-gop-house-intel-chair-mcconnell-eating-manure-sandwich-on-trump-calling

Rogers, not Nunes.

henry

When raises stop, this kind of crap is why:

As a share of GDP, Social Security taxes would rise to 6.5%, up from the current 4.5%.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
7s

Attention Working Americans: Democrats Want To Hike Payroll Taxes By $1.5 Trillion

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/social-security-payroll-taxes/

MissMarple2

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/president-trump-asks-angel-moms-to-answer-cnns-activist-reporter-jim-acosta-about-whether-or-not-theres-an-emergency-at-the-border/

Video at bottom of article shows Angel Moms confronting Acosta after the presser.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Mom2to 10:51
Very funny! But sad, too. I feel bad for the students to be taught by math morons using techniques poorly designed even for math morons.

Every day I expect rse to post a link proving Common Core was secretly designed to hobble the US.

A few months ago we attended a presentation on our school district's math approach. This being Silicon Valley, it was a packed room with roughly equal numbers of white, Indian and Asian parents. The parents had been educated in many countries and various US states and it was striking to see all of us looking at each other with "WTF" expressions.

Certainly it is not just native born white parents who are aghast.

Tom R

MM @ 12:17

That is the Mike Rogers that Sundance predicted was the Deep State spy in the Trump campaign. He is 100% RINO.

MissMarple2

Andrew McCabe now contests *his own words* admitting he attempted to launch a coup from inside of the administration. Also, DOJ internal probe found he lied under oath several times & sabotaged own FBI colleagues. McCabe belongs in a federal penitentiary.https://t.co/wFLUVP1VGw

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 15, 2019

Link goes to tweet with screen cap of statement by his spokesperson. (Why does he have a spokesperson?)

Jack is Back!

Jim,

Think of all the kids raised on common core math that are in or entering university wanting to study engineering, economics or physics. I would love to konw from STEM professors how those students are adapting to the rigors of university level maths and science.

It wouldn't surprise me at all that those students used old math in high school and faked the new math.

Captain Hate

Narc has pointed out the walking conflict of interest Rogers, and his wife, were when he was in office.

Jack is Back!

henry,

Have you seen this TED talk by Supasorn Suwajanakorn: Fake Videos of Real People - and How to Spot Them:

https://www.ted.com/talks/supasorn_suwajanakorn_fake_videos_of_real_people_and_how_to_spot_them?language=en

Taking Fake News to dizzying levels.

Old Lurker

OK, this is funny.

I watched the speech and it was great even though I would prefer a veto of the up-your-butt-Trump bill Congress sent him, followed by the override (Jimmy, that keeps the government open), and then by the Emergency.

But here is what my wife and kids have/had to live with: watching on the WH.gov feed, I could not "not see" that the doorknobs on the French Doors behind him were slightly out of level with one another... Yes, I level crooked pictures too.

Momto2

Brilliant move by President Trump to sic the Angel Moms on Acosta. Surely he won't be as rude to them as he is to the President!

Old Lurker

Jack "It wouldn't surprise me at all that those students used old math in high school and faked the new math."

That guess proves itself because if they can do math at all, they did not learn from New Math.

Momto2

Jim and JIB - My son was taught math using Math-U-See and then Saxon math (we homeschooled.) He is a design engineer with a master's degree from Auburn.

I remember he helped several fellow students during his undergrad days. Some things don't need to be "reinvented" in my opinion. Math is one of those things.

Rocco

The I's and T's he crossed were on the FISA renewal he signed.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6706051/FBI-lawyers-DID-look-having-Rosenstein-wear-wire-boost-case-president-unfit.html

Jack is Back!

See if this link works to a FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2228916604043533&set=a.1479608942307640&type=3&theater&ifg=1

AOC is more dangerous than we thought, her CoS, is a fascist sympathizer, and wears it proudly.

Narciso79

You should see what they do with basic division.

Rogers was under consideration for fbl director or national security adviser.

Narciso79

Yes India's Japanese puppet subanda bhose.

MissMarple2

Surber thinks New Mexico is in play.

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-mexico-in-play-in-2020.html?spref=tw

Captain Hate

That Daily Mail article is based on lying Andrew McCabe's account of things. Maybe they should stick to T&A and other clickbait items other than reporting real news.

Narciso79

Well they are no worse than NBC on balance but it's the same box of chocolates.

Old Lurker

Pogo sent me this for consideration:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/doh-only-1-state-passes-us-citizenship-test-dc-fails-big

Rocco

And then there's this.

Former FBI lawyer and Comey confidant James Baker told Congressional investigators that Rosenstein’s plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office was not a joke as the DAG claimed.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/comey-confidant-james-baker-throws-rosenstein-under-the-bus-tells-congress-his-plot-to-oust-trump-was-not-a-joke/

Tom R

That Daily Mail article is based on lying Andrew McCabe's account of things.

I pointed it out to Rocco yesterday that his perception that Rosenstein was willing to wear a wire in meetings with Trump was based purely on McCabe's statement. Why anyone would believe anything McCabe says is beyond me.

How would anyone wearing a wire with the intent to entrap Trump make it past Secret Service security stations without setting off an alarm?

matt - deplore me if you must

So the big meetup in Warsaw was virtually uncovered by the American media. One of the biggest breakthroughs in modern history brokered by the United States between Israel and the Sunnis.

Palestinian Authority left in the lurch.

But of course that would reflect well on Jared and Trump, so instead they focus on trying to blame Trump for Obama's spending spree that enriched the same cronies the commies are now trying to tax. It really is a circle jerk.

And bupkis on McCabe's sedition.

Potemkin news.

Tom R

Former FBI lawyer and Comey confidant James Baker

Rocco @ 1:30

Once again, why do you believe the members of the Obama criminal cabal who spied on Trump and took part in a coup against him are telling the truth about Rosenstein?

jimmyk

Is that a trick question?

The answer is to avoid another government shutdown.

Fair enough, I thought the border bill was separate. But it's separable. So he could veto and say, send me another bill without all the border crap and poison pills. If it takes a day or two, no big deal.

Captain Hate

Pogo sent me this for consideration:

Referring to that unfunny dumbass cartoon instead of making a fact based coherent argument is what really pisses me off. And I don't agree with Iggy's argument that there are large areas where a conservative message just can't win. Maybe that's true but until someone points out where a reasonably charismatic candidate running a coherent conservative campaign gets rolled, I'm just viewing that as more rationalizing by the Rove types for the GOP being an ideologically incoherent party which immediately turned away from what produced landslides for Reagan by unilaterally declaring, based on nothing, that the Reagan Democrats don't exist. Really? Did they all die? Trump seemed to find them.

I'm just not rolling over and accepting lazy arguments used to rationalize running poor campaigns. Reagan won in a landslide while Goldwater lost in one 16 years apart. Maybe it's as simple as one was a better candidate.

Extraneus

Uh oh.

Donald Trump on National Emergency: ‘I Didn’t Need to Do This’

“I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.”

That'll come back to bite him.

D

I still stand with Rocco wrt Rosenstein until I have concrete proof he did nothing wrong.
He signed off on a FISA warrant.
Graham wants him to provide testimony to the Senate/ and Meadows and Jordan want himto answer questions from the House.
I still don’t have all the facts to explain his actions and until then he doesn’t get a pass from me.

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