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February 04, 2019

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Captain Hate

Russia, China, and Iran have all recognized Northam as the Governor of Virginia.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2019 04:47 PM (XrCyE)

MissMarple2

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/russian-troll-accounts-purged-twitter-pushed-qanon-other-conspiracy-theories-n966091

Well, they seem to have no trouble with the Russia conspiracy, that's allowed. Any other conspiracy is verboten.

Catsmeat

I'd eat all those cookies, despite their manifold imperfections!

henry

Bernhardt gets the “ex-oil lobbyist” tag. So his confirmation in Schumer’s face should be fun,

hoyden

We have a mid morning TWIP.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/monday-morning-in-pictures-super-bowl-mini-edition.php

henry

The benefits of high taxes:

NY Post

Cuomo announces income tax revenues have dropped by $2.3B nyp.st/2D9Z1qt

hoyden

This has something to do with sports...

Barbara

Momto2,

I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

clarice

Gee, CH--I think it's time to send the DNC the number for thesuicide prevention hotline.

jimmyk

I'd eat all those cookies, despite their manifold imperfections!

Well the last one is good if you're on a diet.

I remember the missus and daughter were making cookies and they literally forgot the flour. They came out of the oven as brownies. Pretty good, actually.

D

Jimmyk:
I am so sorry to hear that about your brother.
He is lucky to have you as a younger brother who offers him love and support.
PDinDetroit:
How are you feeling?

D

Clarice:
So funny!

Neo

WaPo: End of Mueller investigation could spark battle between Justice Dept. and Congress over release of special counsel’s report

Are these folks so young as to not remember the fights between Congress and the DOJ/FBI over the last two years ?

Jim Eagle

Why is it that is always a prog or democrat who gets caught out in beclackface, KKK outfits, writing inflammatory names on walls, on campuses, etc. And then they excuse it because Trump is worse. Using playboy, sexual language is equivalent to racial degredation?

I hope the people at Orville Redenbacker have started a second shift because popcorn is going to be in high demand. That and fainting couches, clutchable pearls, and cranium replacement surgery.

clarice

CH--I love that Ace news!

James D.

I think it's time to send the DNC the number for thesuicide prevention hotline.

Why would we want to give them that number?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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Pinandpuller

Iggy

Did Brown ever fix any Cali dams before he pulled the ripcord?

daddy

From Miss Marple's 04:10 link

Caleb Hull

Verified account

@CalebJHull
1h1 hour ago
More
🚨 THIS IS GETTING EVEN MORE WILD 🚨

Fairfax is now accusing Northam (a fellow Democrat) of surfacing the sexual assault allegation against him so that Northam could protect his position as Governor.

What a den of vipers! G'day, Mates!

Extraneus

Washington Post Employees Blast Jeff Bezos for Spending $5M on Super Bowl Ad

They want more money for themselves, and perks and such, since they're so important.

Jim Eagle

They are fixing, if not already done, the Oroville dam's spillway. A $1 billion fix.

MissMarple2

Hi, daddy!

It's great! I am telling you President Trump's super poiwer is making these creeps reveal themselves and then turn against each other.

Confusion to the enemy! (That's an old toast from Wellington's time!)

MissMarple2

QT@Anon
🌟
🌟
🌟
‏ @QTAnon1
1h1 hour ago

FYI Did you know that Jack Dorsey is good friends with Alyssa Milano and godfather of her son Milo. Is it starting to make sense now why her repulsive bullshit is tolerated.

Thats why we get banned when we say anything.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

As CH commented a page or two back, the Dem-on-Dem public backstabbing is rare and perhaps a bit puzzling.

Are they fraying a bit?
Do they consider themselves so far ahead that they rank Dem enemies more dangerous than Repub enemies?

Extraneus

She's not as smart as she looks. :-)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misses Point of Dan Crenshaw’s Joke About NFL Taxation

Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.

— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 4, 2019

Here's her reply:

The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate.

The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though. https://t.co/AnST2lCiU9

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019

Just the right touch of vindictiveness, though.

(She'd have been better off using a median rather than an average, btw.)

henry

Jim, yep. They think they’ve won it all, so time to knife fight amongst themselves.

Jim Eagle

Its sort of like Red China under Mao, Jim.

Extraneus

Nolte: Karma Comes for Racial Demagogue Ralph ‘Coonman’ Northam

Recounts his disgusting campaign against Gillespie.

Hang in there, Coonman!

Pinandpuller

A dam is just a wall in front of water but walls don't work except in Gaza.

jimmyk

The plot thickens:

Emma Loop
‏Verified account @LoopEmma

EXCLUSIVE: A Russian-born lobbyist who attended the Trump Tower meeting received suspicious payments totaling half a million dollars before and after the encounter.

And this:

Jordan Schachtel
‏Verified account @JordanSchachtel
10m10 minutes ago

Jordan Schachtel Retweeted Emma Loop

Not mentioned in piece: Before and after the Trump Tower meeting, Akhmetshin and his team met directly with Glenn Simpson of Clinton-contracted dossier research firm Fusion GPS. Was Fusion GPS making these payments? Not good for "Trump-Russia" conspiracy.

https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1092553873267544069

jimmyk

the Dem-on-Dem public backstabbing is rare and perhaps a bit puzzling.

As I said the other day, they just want to preserve their ability to "Kavanaugh" Republicans. So sacrificing Northam is a small price to pay.

Extraneus

Only two replies to that, Jimmy, but one was from Julie Kelly.

daddy

They are fixing, if not already done, the Oroville dam's spillway. A $1 billion fix.

Speaking of spillways, here in Coastal Queensland they have has so much rain that a local dam filled well over capacity and they had to release towns of water which has no flooded out 20,000 homes and created a huge emergency:

Townsville flooding could worsen with more heavy rain and dam releases

Up to 20,000 homes could be flooded in the coming days if rain continues to fall in north Queensland as heavily as it has been, authorities have warned...The level of Townsville's Ross River Dam has topped 212 per cent of capacity

Pinandpuller

Tom Russel-Tonight We Ride

https://youtu.be/Cwh-h6pHN1Y

jimmyk

ext, I'm sure WaPo and NYT will be all over the story... with a pillow, as they say.

daddy

Oops---Threatening to flood out 20,000 homes.

Dave (in MA)

The only way the whole Northam/Fairfax thing could be any better is if they had been running mates, but apparently VA is one of the many states where Gov. & Lt. Gov. are separate campaigns.

jimmyk

Speaking of spillways, here in Coastal Queensland they have has so much rain that a local dam filled well over capacity and they had to release towns of water which has no flooded out 20,000 homes and created a huge emergency

I remember Tim Blair having a lot of fun at the expense of another Aussie Tim, forget the last name, but a green who had predicted dire water shortages for Australia. The Aussie version of the Gore effect.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy

Did Brown ever fix any Cali dams before he pulled the ripcord?--

There was no choice but to fix Oroville. That was a record year of rain whereas this one so far is average or a bit above.
The rest of the dams are in pretty good shape as far as I know.
Our problem is that we need about twice as many dams as we have and the imbecilic progs in this state will never build them nor even raise the ones we have.

daddy

And I'm still taking guilty delight in updates on Bezo's $68 Billion squeeze.

Captain Hate

The Children of the Cornhole never stop trying:

https://newrepublic.com/article/153070/ralph-northams-trumpian-lack-shame?utm_source=TNR+Newsletters&utm_campaign=0bd96b0808-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_04_daily_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50cc843886-0bd96b0808-63868125

Extraneus

Leave Jeff alone!

Extraneus

Ocasio-Cortez invites the woman who cornered GOP Sen. Flake as her guest to State of the Union

Extraneus

I know I should have said Jeffrey, btw.

Extraneus

Gillibrand invites transgender Navy officer to Trump address

henry

I’d like to see ICE welcome all guests.

Barbara

I had to fill out a medical form a week ago that had check boxes for Male, Female and Other. First time I've seen that.

daddy

I remember Tim Blair having a lot of fun at the expense of another Aussie Tim, forget the last name, but a green who had predicted dire water shortages for Australia.

Climate Change Commissioner Tim Flannery, Narciso. He's the down under version of Michael Mann.

"We’re already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall zone across southern Australia, which is clearly an impact of climate change, but also a decrease in run-off. Although we’re getting say a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas of Australia, that’s translating to a 60 per cent decrease in the run-off into the dams and rivers. That’s because the soil is warmer because of global warming and the plants are under more stress and therefore using more moisture. So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems."

I recall Tim Blair mocking that with a vengeance.

Here's a video of the Ross River Spillway opened 2 days ago

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He wasn't finished yet.
He was also going to say that in between the lower rainfall periods there would also be periods where climate change caused higher than average rainfall.
And, because it effects all of our planet's fragile systems, there would even be times where climate change caused catastrophically average yearly precipitation.

jimmyk

Wait, I’m getting mixed up with narciso? Flattering!

daddy

Here was columnist Andrew Bolt's take:

Rain falls on Tim Flannery's prediction parade

daddy

Wait, I’m getting mixed up with narciso?

It was a tuff night down-under after the game, JimmyK. I blame the lager!

BTW we 3 went swimming after the game. No sharks but strong undertow and tons of small Blue Bottle jelly fish, so we chickened out and headed back to the Pubs for less dangerous fun.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Don Surber gets in a dig at Joe and Mika.
"Donald Trump told this story this 30 years ago, and has repeated it in interviews many times over the years. A live intern would have found this in research for Scarborough."

Live intern? Snort!
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/02/morning-joe-gets-trump-wrong-again-on.html

sbwaters

Good choice. Blue Bottle stings hurt.

Narciso79

Well thanks you're the econ professor though.

D

Daddy:
You lead a wonderful life. Some jellyfish have a mean bite.

Captain Hate

From a comment at Surber:

Joe is the republican party we've had to put up with forever. Isn't Trump a breath of fresh air?

PDinDetroit

D - What a long strange trip its been...

Insurance companies no longer cover RFA for cervicogenic headaches. CESI has helped with that, just neck pain now with C3-C5 RFA scheduled for 2/21/2019 which is covered. Down 38 lbs from May 2018, no soda pop since June 2018. High CSF Headaches are gone, migraines only when nasty weather fronts/barometric pressure changes come through and are less in duration and intensity.

I think I need anonamom's inflammation cures, my FitBit put on in the morning is too tight by the afternoon. Neck pain comes on from that between 2-4 PM, like clockwork.

Doing well for work and helping on a security project.

MissMarple2

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/04/wow-major-scoop-by-gateway-pundit-shows-documentary-evidence-of-andrew-weissman-giving-heads-up-to-cnn-for-roger-stone-arrest/

This seems to be pretty solid. I sure wish Weissman would get nailed.

Captain Hate

Further adventures of the Bathhouse Rat:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379585

James D.

I absolutely do not understand why President Trump didn’t request resignations from every US attorney when he took office, the way Bill Clinton (and George W Bush) did.

I suppose Sessions and company advised him against it.

MissMarple2

Here are the special guests that the President invited to the State of the Union speech tomorrow:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/special-guests-president-trumps-second-state-union-address/

MissMarple2


Andrew Malcolm
‏Verified account @AHMalcolm
40s41 seconds ago

Meyers: For Black History Month, Disney will hold free screenings of "Black Panther" thruout the first week of February. And in celebration of White History Months, "Friends" will be re-airing on TBS until the end of time.

clarice

The CTH story is certainly likely. I was taking a civil deposition of Tony Boyle. I knew he was going to be arrested in the middle of it for the murder of the Yablonski family. We were sworn to secrecy. Sure enough the marshalls entered in the middle of the civil deposition and arrested him. As I left the building there were dozens of reporters and cameramen outside to get shots of him being transported out to jail.We had kept out word and told no one. Boyle had no idea and wouldn't have told them in any event. Only the prosecution could have done that.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"I absolutely do not understand why President Trump didn’t request resignations from every US attorney when he took office, the way Bill Clinton (and George W Bush) did.
I suppose Sessions and company advised him against it."

Twenty years from now we may learn that Trump was given strict limits on his powers by the UniParty on Day-1, and the entire first term was filled with maneuvers and confrontations ...

MissMarple2

The best thing that happened during the government shutdown 😂@nowthisnews pic.twitter.com/0beUvCJaUG

— The Dodo (@dodo) February 5, 2019

Video at link. It's a nice cheerful break about elephant seals.

Narciso79

He fired half and they still freaked out,

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1092539594153824257.html

Thread by drawandstrike: "The Farce Nears Its End."

The subject is about the abuse of the 702's, the end of the Mueller investigation, and what Devin Nunes knows.

MissMarple2


zerohedge
‏ @zerohedge
2m2 minutes ago

FED SAYS POWELL MET WITH TRUMP TONIGHT AT WHITE HOUSE


zerohedge
‏ @zerohedge
2m2 minutes ago

FED SAYS POWELL, CLARIDA DISUSSED ECONOMIC OUTLOOK WITH TRUMP

FED: POWELL REMARKS TO TRUMP CONSISTENT W/ RECENT PRESS CONF

Narciso79

So Bezos is behaving just like the Enquirer yet they didnt have to pay supposedly. If the allegation emerged last year well rhetorical.

Pinandpuller

GUS, henry et al

This June David Gilmore is auctioning more than 120 guitars for charity. Christies of NY.

henry

Lindsey Graham:

Sometimes it seems like the path to the Democratic presidential nomination runs through — Venezuela.

All the policies they are talking about are being enacted in Venezuela and THEY DON’T WORK!

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/02/04/acting-ag-whitaker-makes-surprise-appearance-at-el-chapo-trial/

Jane

I've got a question: the one thing that people of both parties agree on is that there should be term limits for Congress. I assume Congress has decided that is their decision. I don't think that's in the constitution so how can we the people, change it?

The 'congress' also means the senate.

Jim Eagle

Jane,

Constitutional amendment, right. 3/4th of the states have to pass it. It will never happen in our lifetime but hey, is it worth the effort. Me, I am against it since I can see the negative side. Got 6 years as a Senator, make the most of it. Got only 2 or 3 re-elections as a Rep. Make the most of it. More damage than good, iMHO.

Pinandpuller

I suspect The Georgia Satellites and The Spin Doctors carved a few licks off this Prime Rib:

Delbert McClinton-Every Time I Roll the Dice

https://youtu.be/q7tFeVLNH5E

clarice

I think with term limits--which I agree will not happen--the bureaucrats will only gain greater control.

Tom R

I absolutely do not understand why President Trump didn’t request resignations from every US attorney when he took office, the way Bill Clinton (and George W Bush) did

Trump did as well. A couple of resignations were not accepted by Trump.

clarice

You know who needs a wall--Cuomo.
Drudge headers:
POLL: Soak the rich!
Cuomo warns budget troubles as wealthy flee New York...
Out-of-State Buyers Flock to Miami...
Sharp demographic divides in economy...

MissMarple2

Jane,

I think it is in the Constitution, which says that the Senators' terms should be 6 years and the Representatives' 2 years.

The writers of the Constitution didn't set term limits. Probably they didn't feel the need because in those days life expectancy was a lot shorter and serving was a real hardship, because of how long it took to travel to DC.

In addition, in the early days we didn't have high-dollar lobbyists with campaign cash and book deals and speaking fees to wave around, luring people to stay longer.

Also, originally the Senators were supposed to be chosen by state legislatures, which probably would have exerted more control over their elections. That got changed by a Constitutional amendment which changed their election to the popular vote. (That worked out well, didn't it?)

So, I think an amendment for term limits is what will be needed, and it will have to originate in the states, as those in Congress won't do squat about it.

Account Deleted

((I think with term limits--which I agree will not happen--the bureaucrats will only gain greater control.))

I agree with Clarice & JiB.

jimmyk

Then let’s have limits on bureaucrats—10 years and out.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I understand that the prosecutor's offices in LA have had an infestation of fleas and that a few of them have come down with typhus. Anyone know if Patterico is one of them? I'd giggle like a school girl if so...

lurkersusie

Fantastic

Three Writing Rules to Disregard

I have nothing against rules. They’re indispensable when playing Monopoly or gin rummy, and their observance can go a long way toward improving a ride on the subway. The rule of law? Big fan.

The English language, though, is not so easily ruled and regulated. It developed without codification, sucking up new constructions and vocabulary every time some foreigner set foot on the British Isles—­to say nothing of the mischief we Americans have wreaked on it these last few centuries—­and continues to evolve anarchically. It has, to my great dismay, no enforceable laws, much less someone to enforce the laws it doesn’t have.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/02/01/three-writing-rules-to-disregard/

MissMarple2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DymovNRWsAUNTFK.jpg

lurkersusie

All about the lobbyists money

Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul

The GOP-controlled Senate is about to condemn @POTUS
for doing exactly what he promised to do! Why are my colleagues going after @realDonaldTrump for putting America first & wanting to end wars that have gone for far too long? The swamp is unhappy tonight, but America is thrilled

Buckeye

Then let’s have limits on bureaucrats—10 years and out.

Replace bureaucrats with robots, they'll do a better job.

Even if they have a creepy laugh:)

Narciso79

Sounding like pepe le pew:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1082301/emmanuel-macron-referendum-yellow-vest-crisis-protest-eu-france-news

MissMarple2

Macron is similar to AOC in temperament, if you ask me.

Young and self-centered, plus they consider themselves geniuses.

Tom R

If the Senate disagrees with Trump and wants US forces to remain in Afghanistan and Syria, why don’t they just formally declare war?

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/04/decepticon-mitch-fires-trump-impeachment-warning-with-u-s-senate-demand-to-keep-troops-in-afghanistan-syria/

clarice

You've a point there, Tom R!!

Narciso79

Is Scripps part of Claremont archipelagi

clarice

h/t Insty--
Twitchy:
We’re starting to think popcorn might not be enough for this whole Justin Fairfax saga. We’re gonna need some cake and ice cream, too:
------
At the time of the alleged sexual assault Fairfax was working as John Edwards body man

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1067213338747199488.html

Thread about the large numbers of Chinese illegals crossing through the southern border, and also the large amounts of money China is pouring into Central America.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--All the policies they are talking about are being enacted in Venezuela and THEY DON’T WORK!-

They don't?
Every time they try them they work exactly the same so I've got to go with Occam and figure that was their intention from the get go.
The "It's never really been tried" gag is just for the rubes and RINOS.
They certainly don't believe it themselves.
They actually think an equally impoverished nation with a rich select cadre of corruptocrats at the helm telling people what to do is preferable to freedom and free markets and people mucking about doing as they please.
Families eating their pets is a feature not a bug to these creeps.

MissMarple2

clarice,

Hahahahaha!

At the time of the alleged sexual assault Fairfax was working as John Edwards body man.

Narciso79

It doesn't work as advertised like robertscare.

clarice

Instapundit

SO LET’S ASSUME, HYPOTHETICALLY, THAT SOMETHING COMES OUT ABOUT MARK HERRING NEXT. WHAT’S THE LINE OF SUCCESSION IN VIRGINIA?

In the case of the removal of the Governor from office or in the case of his disqualification, death, or resignation, the Lieutenant Governor shall become Governor.

If a vacancy exists in the office of Lieutenant Governor when the Lieutenant Governor is to succeed to the office of Governor or to serve as Acting Governor, the Attorney General, if he is eligible to serve as Governor, shall succeed to the office of Governor for the unexpired term or serve as Acting Governor. If the Attorney General is ineligible to serve as Governor, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, if he is eligible to serve as Governor, shall succeed to the office of Governor for the unexpired term or serve as Acting Governor. If a vacancy exists in the office of the Speaker of the House of Delegates or if the Speaker of the House of Delegates is ineligible to serve as Governor, the House of Delegates shall convene and fill the vacancy.

The Speaker of the House of Delegates is Kirk Cox, a Republican.

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Barbara

A little early WJOM to explain Mitch and the Senate's vote re: the President's draw down of troops in Syria and Afghanistan.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=55G8x70CObE

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