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February 18, 2019

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hrtshpdbox

First?

hrtshpdbox

Was there anything Kabuki about Trump not pushing the wall right out of the gate 2 years ago? Really, getting rid of the mandate was all he needed to do to kill Obamacare, it's difficult to see exactly why he didn't focus on the border from the outset (I suppose "no one is perfect" fits, though).

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-paul-ryan-turned-trump-into-jeb-bush/

henry

Need terms limits lots of places.

henry

wht aren't the Dems after this guy? Modern Dems side with crime perpetrators, not victims. This Ralston dude is on their side.

Buckeye

Rocco

Hoping our new football coach is more successful than our new basketball coach:)

Extraneus

Farrakhan Praises Omar for Anti-Semitic Language: ‘You Have Nothing to Apologize For’

"Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins' and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don't do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for," Farrakhan said. "Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you're not lying, so if you're not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House."
rse

Although the approach to the airport is in fulton, the terminals and runways are in dysfunctional Clayton County, which is known outside Ga for being one of two school districts in 40 years that sacs stripped of their accreditation back in 2008.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94095347

27,000 daily jobs working at that airport.

I have never met ralston, but his predecessor was dumb as a post based on breakfast meetings I was in with her.

rse

Rather colorful sheriff as well. https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/clayton-sheriff-victor-hill-issues-arrest-warrant-for-former-cop-who-wants-unseat-him/mUCyc4veQvRGUFwKebIZsM/

Extraneus

I missed why Barr should be upset over this tweet. Or was there another tweet?

Just the whole whining tweet thing about the perps irks me, TK. It's not like he has a recused AG anymore. If Barr said he'd handle it - and I assume he did so during his interviews - then let him handle it and stop interfering (and giving ammo to defense attorneys). If he's not up to the job, then fire him, but give the guy a chance first. He seems like a solid pick, with a hell of a lot more experience and credibility than Sessions.

Jane

OL,

I finally hit 51 today. It took a bloody month. But I'm no longer in a hurry and the rest is just a bonus so I'm ok with that. Made carrots wrapped in bacon (with a little maple syrup) to celebrate.

Old Lurker

You are my hero, Jane.

Again of course.

But 51 is astounding!

Captain Hate

Willowed

I don't think there is any Kabuki in this at all, Ext. I think it is Trump letting his "Drain the Swamp" fair weather fans know that he is still in the fight.

That's as good of an explanation as I've seen.

Regarding DJT not pushing the wall harder, I thought he was quite emphatic that campaign promises had to be delivered. It wasn't him who kept repeating "not who we are" and opening new Russia investigations instead of promptly voting for the same repeal and replace bill that never made it past a 404 veto. Same for the wall which the donor class that Jen Rubin fellates was adamantly opposed to.

sbwaters

Made carrots wrapped in bacon (with a little maple syrup) to celebrate.

My hero!

Old Lurker

Buckeye and SBW, I left you a coding funny at the end of the previous thread.

Extraneus

Farrakhan: The ‘Wicked Jews’ Use Me to Attack Women’s Movement, March Leaders

"The most beautiful sight that I could lay eyes on [was] when I saw, the day after Trump was elected, women from all over the world were standing in solidarity, and a black woman is the initiator of it," said Farrakhan, referring to Mallory.

"The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement," Farrakhan said. "It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world."

Later in his lengthy speech, Farrakhan asked the audience to applaud for "my poor little sister, Tamika" and appeared to imply that his critics used him to go after the Women's March organizers, CNS News reported.

"Tamika, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, our sister with the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter – the women shook the world the day after President Trump was elected," he said.

"The women organized, and all over the world women rose up and men in government got shook. Because when women rise, change is going to come," he continued. "So when they saw that Tamika had helped bring that about, they came after her."

Buckeye

Well I have been doing physical therapy for 6 weeks now, dealing with a nasty sciatic nerve problem.

Barely making a dent.

When I changed my diet a couple years ago I managed to lose ~ 25 pounds. I suspect if I lost more it would improve the outlook for getting my L4 vertebra to stay where it belongs.

Maybe I should set a goal of losing 27 more, and give Jane a run for her money:)

Jane

LOL The carrots were easy as was the weight loss (and I never in a million years expected to say that or to lose that much.) A few more lbs and I'll be back in the 8th grade.

D

Georgia needs to solve their problems and I hope we have seen the last of Stacey Abrams.
Hopefully the new governor has got this.
Constant vigilance is needed .
I agree with Henry.
Term limits must be part of the future in public office.

D

Congratulations Jane!
What an accomplishment.
Wish I was coming down your way this year but subbing and family commitments are preventing it.
Would still like to meet some JOMers.
May make it over to Severance Hall near Captain. In either March or May.

sbwaters

Hah, OL.

Still have a box of punch cards in the basement.

Buckeye

...so I watched one end to end and was happy how much I still knew and all was good until the end, where the credits announced "This video tutorial has been designed for ages 5 and older...

I know the feeling OL.

Sometimes when I am struggling to do something on my phone, Jr. grabs it from me and gives me a tutorial while looking down his nose at me like I was...well, 4:)

MissMarple2

Punch cards! I had forgotten about them! LOL!

MissMarple2


Kelly O'Donnell
‏Verified account @KellyO
8m8 minutes ago

National Security Advisor John Bolton tells reporters here in Miami there is no plan to use US military to guarantee safe delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela’s people.
===================================

That does not preclude Colombia or Brazil from doing so.

D

Ext:
I agree with your post on the other thread wrt the tweets and hope to see some arrests and indictments before Easter.

Captain Hate

Well I have been doing physical therapy for 6 weeks now, dealing with a nasty sciatic nerve problem.

Barely making a dent.

When I had a disc related problem, the 6 weeks of water therapy didn't do anything tangible; so they re-upped me for 6 more. Midway through that the pain stopped like magic; whether as an accumulative effect of the PT or something which just ran its course. The therapy seemed like it theoretically should have worked but who knows.

Tammy Bruce is running a sound clip by Peter King in which he's shocked that imbecile Scott Pelley wasn't more incredulous at what McCabe was saying.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/jason-chaffetz-fbis-andrew-mccabe-should-be-on-trial-not-a-book-tour

Buckeye

You wouldn't forget punch cards if you went through the misery of just one typo ruining the prospects of a good night of drinkin':)

When we were Freshman, and therefore lowest on the totem pole, we would submit our "deck" to the dweeb feeding the card reader. Was a window, just like a teller window at an old fashion bank.

Then your "job" got run at the level of your priority, which for us was zip, zero, nada.

Usually meant hours. Got pretty adept at sleeping on the tables in the keypunch room until the wee hours, and your "job" was done.

Fix your mistakes, and resubmit. Rinse and repeat.... God that sucked.

MissMarple2

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/18/jussie-smollet-motive-staged-attack/

He was upset that a racially charged letter sent t the production company didn't get more of a reaction. (No word on whether HE sent it.)

This story comes from local Chicago reporters, who seem to be doing yeoman's work covering this.

Another Bob

Um, ‘Box? Obamacare ain’t dead.

All the preexisting condition nonsense still exists, which makes decent individual health insurance near impossible to buy. Only killing the “tax” for those who don’t buy made it all worse not better.

daddy

Buckeye,

Just wondering if you have tried one of those inclined tables and if that has offered any help? A few years back when I foolishly played a pickup-game of basketball and wound up the next few days unable to move, I took advantage of an inclined board and it sure seemed to help me get back to normal.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Great story OL (last thread)

For Pres Day, this oldie.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

MM I have seen some reporting that the raid of the brothers resulted in taking magazines into custody.

Cutouts in the mags match the 'racially charged letter?'

Inquiring minds...

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Another oldie.

Jane

Buckeye, you're on!

D, you were about 5 miles away and I never heard from you!

Buckeye

He was upset that a racially charged letter sent t the production company didn't get more of a reaction. (No word on whether HE sent it.)

Bet my bottom dollar he did.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

One last meme ...

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

I never had to make punchcards. I didn't take computer classes in college. It wasn't used that much for geology, although in a few short years after I graduated, computer mapping based on key-entered data became all the thing. Gosh how things change quickly!

Jack is Back!

I did my Masters on punch cards. At AFIT you needed to reserve time for the machines, and as a junior officer, I usually got the 3am slot:)

I wanted to mention without any envy that we hit 90F today. I have been here since 2000, permanent since 2003 and cannot remember many February's over 80F. Flagler Beach is absolutely packed, 100's in the water, more on the restaurant decks drinking and eating. I can see thousands of fed up people from NY, NJ, CT, etc. moving down. But who is around to buy their houses?

sbwaters

Well I have been doing physical therapy for 6 weeks now, dealing with a nasty sciatic nerve problem.

The Mrs. will have two lower spinal nerve paths cleaned out a week from Tuesday. PT and nerve blocks tried and unsuccessful.

MissMarple2


Simon Chen
‏ @simonbchen
30m30 minutes ago
Replying to @RealSaavedra

As a classic British liberal and a former Chinese national, I’ve found that the only difference between the Chinese state media and the mainstream media today is that the majority of the audience of the former knows that they are being lied to by ideologues every minute and day.
=================================

It's going to take a lot to make Americans drop the "I saw it on TV so it must be true" mind-set.

MissMarple2

https://therightscoop.com/yikes-new-photo-shows-border-facility-overwhelmed-by-migrants/

Jack is Back!

Morrow, Huntley & Brinkley, Cronkite set up the appartus of fake news and confirmation bias in the news. Even Walter Winchell could sprinkle fake news in his reports from time to time. Then you have Walter Duranty.

Any others of note?

Extraneus

I liked the yeoman from the original Star Trek series, but she never seemed to work very hard.

Buckeye

daddy,

I suggested the tilt thing to my physical therapist, and she discouraged it, and suggested that she could apply traction at PT instead.

Since she is about 24 and hot, who am I to argue if she wants to grab my legs and pull:)

daddy

Just got to this from Sebastion Gorka on the previous thread:

Another prime example is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). After having benefited for years by claiming Native American heritage in order to gain a prestigious teaching position at Harvard University, it was recently revealed that she also lied on her Texas Bar application in the 1980s by–yet again–claiming Native American ancestry. She has none. And, Warren has gone to great effort to hide the fact that she was a staunch Republican for most of her adult life. Now, instead, she parrots the correct political line about respecting LGBTQ issues, abortion (infanticide), and unfettered taxation upon “the rich.”

Well it worked. She very effectively hid that from me.

sbwaters

Re-linking the great Victor Davis Hanson.

Autopsy of a Dead Coup.

Game. Set. Match.

daddy

Since she is about 24 and hot, who am I to argue if she wants to grab my legs and pull:)

All's I'm saying Buckeye, is it worked for me and Mr Incredible.

Narciso79

So Ralston is a top man, that's why hands of, the peach tree version of Weatherford, the one he relocated Allen wests district 20 miles inland.

Buckeye

The Mrs. will have two lower spinal nerve paths cleaned out a week from Tuesday. PT and nerve blocks tried and unsuccessful.

Pray it all goes well SBW.

Keep us informed as to her recovery progress.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
7m7 minutes ago

Hope you are enjoying your President’s Day, our Country is making unprecedented progress!

MissMarple2

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/18/the-jussie-smollett-incident-was-never-very-important/

But it does tell us something about the media.

Old Lurker

Wonderful VDH, just perfect.

MissMarple2

sbw,

Please convey my prayers and wishes for a good outcome to your wife. I still remember meeting you guys here and I think that was 5 years ago!

Narciso79

Prayers for her sbw.

MissMarple2

A beautiful ceremony at @Nicklaus4kids hospital today to celebrate their new changes! I hope the garden nurtures & heals all the young patients who visit. Thank you to the generous donors & to @Nicklaus4kids for all the important work you are doing. #BeBest pic.twitter.com/qrxXgOGWkR

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 18, 2019

Photos at link.

Narciso79

Anyone work with Skype, I tried using firefox but the browser isnt enabled and the internet explorer link doesn't connect to the contact.

Buckeye

daddy,

So far the traction has only provided short term relief, maybe an hour or so.

But don't tell Shandra:)

Extraneus

Yay!

Controversial liberal pastor has purity rings melted down into vagina sculpture, gives it to Gloria Steinem with a hug

Controversial pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber — described several years ago by the Washington Post as the "tatted-up, foul-mouthed" leader of "a new, muscular form of liberal Christianity" — has now targeted what's known as the evangelical Christian "purity" culture.

...

Giving the vagina sculpture to Steinem, Bolz-Weber gushed, "Isn't it amazing?"

Better pics at the link.

Jack is Back!

sbw,

Yowza! But of course, he is a multi-crowned intellectual, who disagrees with CW. No red X there. I am wondering if there is not a referee bias against Chelsea. Just seems so to this Yank.

MissMarple2

@POTUS stops by the #HabAHearts luncheon at #MarALago after his golf game.....before he heads to #Miami @WPBF25News pic.twitter.com/PZFEzLHkjg

— Tiffany Kenney (@wpbf_tiffany) February 18, 2019

Video at link.

Porchlight

This "anti-lynching" law is bad news. It appears to redefine lynching according to what I'm reading. To the effect of "being mean to someone online."

But I can't find any good analysis.

Since it passed the Senate unanimously (because who wants to vote against an "anti-lynching" law) we don't have much time to stop it, if it's even possible.

Jack is Back!

SBW,

Forget that post of mine. Some how my tweet to Frederick's godfather about the Chelsea game got into your comment. Interesting times

D

Agree with Chaffetz that McCabe should be on trial, not on a book tour.
Why isn’t he on trial?
This is a failure of this administration.

clarice

It is wonderful and Jane looks great. Inspirational.

clarice

Everything crossed for Mrs SBW!

D

Porch:
I know from experience that being mean to someone online or threatening them in any way can get you expelled from school or in a recent suicide case , jailed,

pagar

If it was promoted by Democrats, IMO, it would never be good for the USA, Porchlight.

D

Prayers for Mrs.SBW.

MissMarple2

Here is the statement on the Healing Garden that Mrs. Trump opened today, from the Office of the First Lady:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dzs__MgX0AEv7p8.jpg:large

Dave (in MA)

Best to Mrs. W.


Nifong Jr. has apparently landed a PJMedia gig, non-paying, I hope. https://pjmedia.com/columnist/patterico/

daddy

SBW,

Thanks for the repost of VDH. That is brilliant, and it takes someone with a handle on Ancient History (particularly post-Republican Roman History), to discern and so ably lay out for us the motivations and intrigues of the conspirators. Reminded me of Cataline, or a host of similar conspiracies from Tacitus in it's readings, and Shakespeare could have gone to town placing marvelous self-serving, unctuous speeches in the mouths of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, and a host of other villains in this evil, illicit coup.

I do hope we are at that moment in time equivalent to where Claudius's wife Messalina had overstepped her bounds and the hubris of herself and her court followers led to mass executions of the perps. The die has been cast---time to hang those who cast them.

Porchlight

Agree pagar.

maryrose, if what I'm reading is correct, this new law would make that behavior a hate crime and a felony. And I am not talking about targeting or bullying an individual, I'm talking about the types of general comments that are regularly found on this blog and thousands of others, plus other social media. Big difference.

Ralph L

I had a sharp pain at the bottom of my shoulder blade for 2 months. When I finally managed to get 8 hours of sleep, I woke up without it.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Narc, download the Skype app and you can connect with users that also use skype. Not sure why you mentioned a browser as skype is a standalone program. There is no connectivity to the browser.

You have to 'find' your contacts on skype and connect through it to have a conversation or call through skype.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/02/18/teen-who-didnt-know-she-was-pregnant-gives-birth-while-in-a-coma/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

There is a medical explanation for this event, but my goodness! Imagine going into a coma for 4 days and waking up a new mother!

Old Lurker

Porch, I have first dibs on Clarice as my attorney when they come for me. Unless they have already disappeared her.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Is the Jussie Smollett thing a way to build indignation to support the anti-lynching bill? Or was it already passed into law?

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/was_kamala_harris_part_of_the_jussie_stollett_hoax.html

a film producer named Tariq Nasheed, who also goes by hip-hop rapper-like names of "K-Flex" and "King Flex," thinks this isn't the end of the story. He smells a political rat.

https://twitter.com/tariqnasheed/status/1097021206992166912

1. Let me do a quick thread about this Jussie Smollett hoax. Because we need to ask questions about who else was involved in this hoax. I have always been critical of the deceptive tactics of the white LGBT community. Now as we know, Jussie has campaigned with Kamala Harris

2. Kamala Harris was one of the people who authored the Anti Lynching Bill. Remember, these people below are funded by certain groups with certain agendas that has nothing to do with helping ADOS. That’s why whenever we bring up a Black agenda, Kamala & Cory changes the subject

Jack is Back!

Best wishes to Mrs SBW.

The whole DC world is in another orbtit than the orbit of most Americans.

Maybe our large snow moon tonight and tomorrow will kill that.

henry

So the “anti lynching” law negates the first amendment? How convenient.

D

Porch:
Currently civil charges can be brought so after a 10 day suspension from school a court date had to be kept.
It is serious business and this occurred 9 years ago.

Jack is Back!

Why do we need an Anti-Lyinching law?

I Thought John Wayne did away with that back in the 50's.

Dave (in MA)


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Porchlight

Currently civil charges can be brought so after a 10 day suspension from school a court date had to be kept.
It is serious business and this occurred 9 years ago.

maryrose, I don't think you are getting it. If the law is as broad as I am reading, it would make it a felony and a "lynching" to post general comments about race anywhere online. Surely you can see the difference.

D

So Smollett doesn’t have to show up at the police station and what he did was a fourth degree felony.
My take:
Smolett is just dumb enough to not have known that it is against the law to fake an attack for publicity.
According to an attorney on TV, if he wrote those letters to himself that is not a crime.
I predict a slap on the wrist and community service with record expunged.
Lin’s don’t face consequences in our justice system
I can’t recommend enough article by Bictor cited 3 times here by Clarice, MM and SBW.
It is that good.
Sorry Jane, there was a mini college reunion plan that messed up our plans to go to the spot near you.

Porchlight

Is the Jussie Smollett thing a way to build indignation to support the anti-lynching bill? Or was it already passed into law?

The former. The bill was stalled in the Senate. Then the Smollett fake attack news broke, and Harris and Booker immediately came out with nearly-identical pro-Smollett comments about "modern-day lynching."

The bill has since passed the Senate unanimously.

MissMarple2

I happened to run across the Mt. Vernon web site. It is very interesting. This explains how so many people in the country got involved in purchasing and preserving it:

https://www.mountvernon.org/preservation/mount-vernon-ladies-association/the-kindness-of-strangers/

At the bottom of the page, the Mt. Vernon Society reminds the reader that they take NO funds from the state or federal government!

D

Lin is Libs and Bictor is Victor Hansen.

Pinandpuller

Sometimes a continuance Is just a continuance.

I hope Eric Erickson's GA wife keeps feeding him refined sugar.

daddy

In Miss M's 300 word story about that brand new mother, posted above, what's the one word never mentioned?

Father.

D

Porch:
I understand what you are saying and that kind of law won’t stand up for long if s liberal breaks it and posts something bad about President Trump.
If that were so, Malia Obama would be under arrest as we speak for calling our President evil.

D

For example , the first time someone calls me a white cracker , I will attempt to press charges and be immediately rebuffed.

boris

Probably okay to "lynch" a white person who is not LGBTXYZ.

Extraneus

Are there enhanced penalties in the law for fake lynching claims?

Extraneus

Mandatory sentences and the like?

Dave (in MA)

Has Jussie Blasey Ford "checked into rehab" yet?

pagar

"The bill has since passed the Senate unanimously."
My guess is it will pass the House also and be vetoed by President Trump. Then the veto will be overridden. Maybe someone else will be able to tell us how to get rid of it. But I sure don't know how.

James D.

I just read the actual bill Porch is taking about. Anyone who voted for it is unfit for office.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3178/text/es

Pinandpuller

Jussie Smollette has an important message for young POC's and POS's. Learn to fake fight. It might save your life in a fake confrontation.

And for God's sake don't get in a fake confrontation until you join the Screenwriter's Guild.

GUS

Gosh, maybe I too was in a COMA, but, has there been a probem with LYNCHINGS that I am unaware of???


Thank you to all of you. I recieved many phone calls, texts and e-mails, and even a GROOVY HBD GUS card here on the blog. You're great peeps.

Jack is Back!

And this is how it goes....


The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews, and testing were done, there were three finalists: two men and a woman. For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.

"We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her."
The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife."
The agent said, "Then you are not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home."

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, "I tried, but I can't kill my wife."
The agent said, "You don't have what it takes, so take your wife and go home."

Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping sweat from her brow.
"The gun was loaded with blanks," she said. "I had to kill him with the chair."

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