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February 24, 2019

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Narciso79

Morning all, I reviewed some of the case law in the muthana case, and it still seems shs doesn't qualify, I know it's crazy cairs representative would steer us wrong.

MissMarple2


Department of State
‏Verified account @StateDept
54m54 minutes ago

Today, @SecPompeo will appear on @FoxNewsSunday with Chris Wallace and @CNNSotu with @JakeTapper. Check local listings, and be sure to watch!

MissMarple2

Statement by @SecPompeo on humanitarian aid and #Venezuela https://t.co/58Uc9lIgDz #EstamosUnidosVE pic.twitter.com/I4JRAyQmum

— Department of State (@StateDept) February 24, 2019

Link goes to screen cap of statement.

Narciso79

I already reviewed what a chore mccabes book was, that's why he had to keep make things up.

Jane

I can't pull up the toy. Can anyone?

MissMarple2

Jane,

It goes to a JOM article of January, 2018, where TM discusses his problems with his snow-blower.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/world/biman-bangladesh-airlines-flight-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-after-attempted-hijacking

MissMarple2


Secretary Pompeo
‏Verified account @SecPompeo
11h11 hours ago

Cuban agents are directing attacks on the people of #Venezuela on behalf of Maduro. The Venezuelan military should do its duty, protect the country’s citizens, and prevent the Havana puppeteers from starving hungry children. #EstamosUnidosVE

jimmyk

I thought after seeing his tweet on the topic, TM was going to post on this:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/02/dianne-feinstein-has-guts-to-stand-up.html

The real story is schoolkids being brainwashed by idiot "teachers" who themselves were probably brainwashed.

MissMarple2


Secretary Pompeo
‏Verified account @SecPompeo
13h13 hours ago

A broad coalition of democracies insists that #Venezuela should be free & humanitarian aid should enter. We salute President @IvanDuque & Colombia for its leadership & recognize Brazil for its steadfast support by staging lifesaving aid for the Venezuelan people. #EstamosUnidosVE

clarice

Yes, that IS the real story, jimmyk. Astonishingly few school children get a real science education as opposed to brainwashings by pinheads.

MissMarple2


Rep. Dan Crenshaw
‏Verified account @RepDanCrenshaw
16h16 hours ago

This is literally a hostage situation. Venezuelans are locked in a socialist nightmare.

Some politicians continue to support this awful dictator. That must stop.

I support POTUS getting Venezuelans the help they desperately need - we all should.

Captain Hate

A full understanding of the scientific method would eliminate most of the claptrap taught in the unionized extended daycare centers and propaganda centers.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
8m8 minutes ago

Poll: Suburban women are coming back into the Republican Party in droves “because of the Wall and Border Security. 70% support Border Security and the Wall.” Not believing the Walls are immoral line. Beverly Hallberg, Independent Women’s Forum @KatiePavlich A great USA issue!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago

93% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. 52% Approval Rating overall! Not bad considering I get the most unfair (BAD) press in the history of presidential politics! And don’t forget the Witch Hunt!

MissMarple2

#Venezuela 🇻🇪: thousands at the fence of La Carlota airbase in #Caracas, pressuring the military to abandon #Maduro. #23Feb pic.twitter.com/AzvFJNDSCq

— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) February 23, 2019


Video at link.

Jane

Geez MM, I pulled it up but didn't read it because I was expecting a pix. I can really be a moron. Thanks!

MissMarple2

Jane,

Don't geel bad. I had to look twice!

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/21/wall-construction-san-diego/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

For anyone who participated in my prediction question near the end of the last thread: correct response was "Other"

The Infamous Ignatz

--I've been listening to a lot of Catholic theology and philosophy and I may be backsliding a bit from Libertarianism.--

Likewise, though not because of Catholic theology.
I'm still an economic libertarian because a free market is pretty effective at taming the worser demons of human nature.
But the fact is ALL ideologies are simplistic and inadequate models of human society and human nature and libertarianism is most definitely an ideology.
For the liberty that libertarians long for to exist there must also exist a society and societal norms [and some laws enforcing those norms] sufficient to channel human nature toward a middle ground that does not satisfy libertarians precisely because they're ideologues.
Libertarians, are in the end, liberals [classical ones as opposed to the left and it's social liberalism] but in both cases there is an unhealthy desire for a utopianism that not only can't be obtained, but because there is no practical limit to their ideologies, invariably leads to authoritarianism, though for different reasons.
Conservatism, which is a mere political philosophy rather than an ideology, can be stodgy and boring because it doesn't carry the implicit excitement of either an unlimited ideology or the promise of a revolution and black and white plan of reaching nirvana hear on earth. But it is the only means in an imperfect world full of sublimely imperfect people to contain human nature and turn it toward a self sustaining society and political framework that guarantees the maximum political liberty while preventing the utopians from taking us down the road that always ends in another Gulag.
That being said, any conservatism that does not tend always to default to the most practical libertarian solution of any problem leads invariably to big government, paternalistic Rockefeller Republican RINOs that invariably make common cause with the social liberals in their eternal quest for heaven on earth; a heaven in which those in need [the social liberals] take by force from those with the abilities [their neighbors] everything they can lay their hands on.

Extraneus

This is interesting. Buffett's annual letter to Birkshire Hathaway investors.

Berkshire Letter Highlights: Shocking $25BN Loss; Buffet Bashes "Deficit Doomsayers", Emerges As Closet "Austrian"

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Extraneus

Nick Sandmann's lawyer reveals who could be the next target for a massive defamation lawsuit

"Well, certainly CNN and Bill Maher did things that we consider to have crossed the line. We think the statements they made are defamatory. They're not humorous," Wood said, according to The Hill.

"So certainly Bill Maher is somebody that we're looking at very carefully, and HBO, for allowing him to make those defamatory statements," he explained.

What did Maher say?

Referring to the controversy and Sandmann, Maher said, "I don't blame the kid, the smirk-face kid. I blame lead poisoning and bad parenting. And, oh yeah, I blame the f**king kid, what a little prick."

"Smirk face, like that's not a d*ck move at any age to stick your face in this elderly man," Maher continued.

Then it got worse when Maher invoked a pedophilia "joke."

"You know, I don't spend a lot of time, I must tell you, around Catholic school children, but I do not get what Catholic priests see in these kids," Maher said.

Catsmeat

Beautiful obituary for your mom, James D.

As for TM's topic, JimsunnyvaleCA, "weather" is generally an outlier among his preoccupations/predilections, so your choices were certainly the most probable. But since we talk about anything we want to, it's not ever an issue! I hope TM doesn't get annoyed with us for going off-topic 90% of the time, as we are very grateful he plays host to us.

henry

When TM is not playing with his snowblower, he puts this on Twitter:

What goes up might have come down. Per @enbrown of Reason, despite more agencies reporting today, reported hate crimes were higher in 2006-8, 2011. An under-reported factoid!
reason.com/blog/2019/02/2…

https://twitter.com/tom_maguire/status/1099693988074917888?s=21

hoyden

Hmmm...


I hope TM doesn't get annoyed with us for going off-topic 90% of the time...

Sometimes I don't make it through the topic post before diving for the comments. Bad, hoyden!

Captain Hate

Outhouse has at least one new troll?

MissMarple2

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-analyzed-trove-letters-charles-dickens-180971545/

Of course, at the very end of this we have a mention of "the power of elite men to coerce women."

Still, interesting reading.

D

JamesD:
What a lovely tribute to your mother.
You were blessed throughout her life.
Clarice:
What a wonderful article today.
So proud to know you.

Narciso79

No just the same hydra headed one, called ritmo who is like zuul.

Captain Hate

I hope TM doesn't get annoyed with us for going off-topic 90% of the time...

There's no evidence that he doesn't do any more than think "can't these dimwits stay on topic?"

Captain Hate

Ritmo's a convincing argument for capital punishment.

matt - deplore me if you must

"What's a snowblower?" said the Californian. Now we're back on topic.

Captain Hate

In the EMT, Vic commented on the Senates vote for additional federal monuments, taking millions of acres of land under permanent Federal control. Vic indicated that there were no reports of who did and did not vote for it.

I assume he is talking about S47, and its 92-8 vote. I recommend this useful site to answer all your Congressional voting questions:

https://www.congress.gov/roll-call-votes

which points in this case to:

http://tinyurl.com/yxj25b2q

The only ones voting against this extension of federal control were
Cruz (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Sasse (R-NE)
Toomey (R-PA)
Posted by: Old Toby at February 24, 2019 10:38 AM (DFPku)

Eight people doing the right thing?

MissMarple2


NewsBusters
‏Verified account @newsbusters
18m18 minutes ago

On #SundayToday, @NBCNews's @chucktodd chides second North Korea summit, claims Trump just looking for 'good press' http://ow.ly/DpVo101uXxO

Momto2

James D - Thank you for sharing the tribute to your mom. It was lovely and I know you were a blessing in her life.

Clarice - Do I sound like a broken record every Sunday? I loved your Pieces today and hope it gets wide circulation.

From previous thread - I wanted to add to the mention of Chris Pratt. When filming here he was one of the nicest cast members. He attended several local events and had no problem milling about with the crowd - always happy to pose for photos, sign autographs and just chat with ordinary people. I didn't know about his faith but that explains a lot. He is certainly not a typical "Hollywood type" person.

Momto2

MM - chucktodd chides second North Korea summit, claims Trump just looking for 'good press'

I hope he soon joins Surber's Trumpenfreude List!

Captain Hate

Just when I think F Chuck can't go lower, he gets a larger shovel.

henry

What’s a snowblower?

a shovel with moar horsepower.

D

Momto2:
I have loved Chris Pratt since hisdays on Everwood on the WB.
He was an excellent actor evenback then and is not afraid to defend his beliefs.
I think we will see more of this type of behavior in the future.
I am thrilled to learn from Jimmyk and Janet about the clandestine conservative groups of young people who are gathering in New York and Virginia.
Our hope for the future.

Porchlight

Momto2, Chris Pratt is reportedly a crypto-conservative as well. I'm sure that got mentioned on the last thread, but I haven't caught up yet...

MissMarple2

Attention, Overnight Crew and Early Risers:


TV News HQ
‏ @TVNewsHQ

Fox News announces live coverage from Vietnam for the US-North Korea Summit between Pres. Trump and Kim Jong Un. @edhenry kicks off the coverage Sunday at 8pm ET. http://press.foxnews.com/2019/02/fox-news-to-present-special-live-coverage-of-u-s-summit-with-north-korea-in-vietnam-beginning-sunday-february-24th/


Heather Childers
‏Verified account @HeatherChilders
15h15 hours ago

And...... to add to this @FoxNews press release... @FoxFriendsFirst will air an hour earlier beginning at 3AM on Wednesday & Thursday next week . Please help me promote it on social media- thanks to all our loyal early morning viewers (or middle of the night)! @TVNewsHQ

Jack is Back!

Anyone of the Trump administration that honors F. Chuck Todd by going on his MTP is a fool. And that includes Stephen Miller.

Porchlight

Iggy, great comments at 10:17. Libertarianism takes civilization founded upon conservative values for granted. If libertarians had their way, that civilization would crumble quickly. Which would be a disaster in its own right but would also mean a complete loss of liberty.

Similarly, social liberalism inexorably leads to fiscal liberalism.

MissMarple2


John Bolton
‏Verified account @AmbJohnBolton

Yesterday, there were over 60 defections of Venezuelan military officials along the border, who accepted interim President Guaidó’s amnesty, and will work on behalf of democracy in Venezuela. 1/2


John Bolton
‏Verified account @AmbJohnBolton
30m30 minutes ago

To other officials that are living in fear of Maduro, make the right choice and side with your fellow citizens. 2/2

Manuel Transmission

Pratt has a couple places on our rock. The 2nd one is a small sheep ranch in the middle somewhere he just bought recently. Our housekeeper pal just saw him twice a few days ago with his new GF. Everyone pretty much leaves him alone to live his off time like a normal person. I’m not sure I would even recognize him unless someone made a fuss.

MissMarple2

Meanwhile at Verizon a Trump supporter changes every single display phone's backround to Trump 2020.
OMG I wish I could have seen the liberals melting down as they were shopping...
WINNING!!!🙌😂😂😂😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/VzyR1HLO7F

— MAGA MICHELLE JUSSIE'S NOT SMIRKING NOW🙌😝 (@Trump454545) February 24, 2019

Video at link.

jimmyk

Libertarianism takes civilization founded upon conservative values for granted.

Yes, this. As John Adams recognized, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Libertarianism is silent on most of the great issues of the day--unhelpful and incomplete. Abortion? Depends on whether the not-yet-born have the same rights as the born. Immigration? Many libertarians are open border enthusiasts, naively putting freedom of movement over the rights of citizens to decide whom to admit. Foreign policy? Too many libertarians are reflexively isolationist, as if that is always in our self-interest.

It's a good starting point, but then you have to add religion and morality, not to mention common sense and pragmatism.

MissMarple2


BNL NEWS
‏ @BreakingNLive
3h3 hours ago

DEVELOPING: Venezuela crisis:
- Major protests across 24 states.
- 67 desertions
- 14 dead
- 285 injured
- 2-4 trucks burned
- Maduro ends diplomatic relation with Colombia
- Guaidó: "All the options are on the table"
- US Vice President Pence travels to Bogotá on Monday

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Posted last thread but repeating for anyone who missed.
Dem in Dem criticism in NY

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/open-letter-new-york-state-budget-director-robert-mujica-regarding-amazon

----------------

"Furthermore, opposing Amazon was not even good politics, as the politicians have learned since Amazon pulled out. They are like the dog that caught the car. They are now desperately and incredibly trying to explain their actions. They cannot. They are trying to justify their flip-flopping on the issue with false accusations that it was a 'backroom deal.'

----------------

The polls showing seventy percent of New Yorkers supported Amazon provided false comfort that the political process would act responsibly and on behalf of all of their constituents, not just the vocal minority. We underestimated the effect of the opposition's distortions and overestimated the intelligence and integrity of local elected officials.


"Incredibly, I have heard city and state elected officials who were opponents of the project claim that Amazon was getting $3 billion in government subsidies that could have been better spent on housing or transportation. This is either a blatant untruth or fundamental ignorance of basic math by a group of elected officials

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

The only Collusion with the Russians was with Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee...And, where’s the Server that the DNC refused to give to the FBI? Where are the new Texts between Agent Lisa Page and her Agent lover, Peter S? We want them now!

MissMarple2

Hey!

What new texts is the President talking about?

Have they been texting recently? Have they been conspiring?

I wonder what this is all about!

clarice

I think these are the texts Horowitz recently found that the FBI could not.

MissMarple2

We are getting flickering lights here. My computer shut down twice and I had to log back on.

If I disappear, it's a power outage. We have fairly high wind today, with trees down in parts of the city.

MissMarple2

clarice,

Thanks! I can't keep up with all of this. I feel like I need a chart on the wall or something, but then my daughter would probably think I had lost it. LOL!

henry

Miss M, high wind warning here all day as well. Then back to subzero temps through first week of March.

MissMarple2

henry,

Ugh. I bet we are going to get colder, too!

I haven't seen a forecast for next week, yet. All of my weather sites for this area are full of wind damage stories.

henry

So far sustained winds ~30mph, gusts at 52. Heavy wind forecast through the afternoon, with sustained at 40 and gusts above 60. Might run all night by the time it gets to you.

Captain Hate

There's already 10,000 people without power here.

henry

Trump tweet:

So funny to watch people who have failed for years, they got NOTHING, telling me how to negotiate with North Korea. But thanks anyway!

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

Saw on Accueweather that there are almost 120,000 without power in Indiana and Ohio.

Indianapolis has had gusts up to 54 mph.

MissMarple2


John Dissauer
‏Verified account @johndissauer
2m2 minutes ago

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE: There are 8,662 @IPLPower customers without power as of 12:29pm. #INwx

Extraneus

Andrew McCabe Concedes James Comey ‘Eroded the Credibility of the FBI’

In his anti-Trump book, titled, “The Threat: How the F.B.I. Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” McCabe related his initial thoughts when Comey first broached the idea of the press conference:

"Oh, my God, I thought. We don’t do that. That is not what we do. I remember looking at Comey and just kind of shaking my head, and saying, Ooofff, I don’t know, that seems like really putting us out there. That’s really abandoning tradition and practice, and could set a bad precedent. I don’t know that there’s a specific policy about that, but that’s not who we are most of the time."

McCabe criticizes himself for not speaking out against Comey’s press conference suggestion and blasts Comey’s actions as eroding public trust in the FBI:

"I look back now and see how far the FBI was stretching, how completely we were leveraging our own credibility. Had I imagined how polarized and vicious the reaction to Comey’s statement would be, had I foreseen how his statement would erode the credibility of the FBI, and specifically that of the FBI director, in a way that could do long-term damage to the institution — I want to believe I would have assessed our chances for success very differently. Made different arguments. Listened differently."

"Had I thought this whole thing through more skeptically, had I been more resistant to Comey’s idea that he could make this statement in a way that connected with people both inside and outside the organization, had I made a more realistic appraisal of how many of those people would not have accepted anything short of seeing Hillary Clinton in handcuffs being dragged off to the Metropolitan Detention Center, then perhaps I would have said to Comey, Don’t do it. Let’s be the normal Bob Mueller, say-nothing FBI of old."

Golly. Not the press conference during which Comey read the exoneration speech - months in the making, and with which McCabe was intimately involved! That's not who they are.

henry

7,000 or so unplugged in SE Wisconsin.

Extraneus

He also claims to have thought Hillary should have been indicted, and he's not just saying that because of the stench of his wife's McAuliffe bribe. That's not who he is!

Narciso79

Because they had buried that laptop in the bowels of the bureau headquarters for three weeks, tosca and Coleman were the officials who were still pursuing the Hillary matter, prince who I related his connections was the middleman in expressing the frustration of the rank and file re the top floor.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/ZwxbWyV1HF

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 24, 2019

Look at the pictures Rubio posted on this tweet.

Now, to me, using pictures of Gadhaffi in power and right before he was brutally killed is not very statesmanlike, plus one would think he wouldn't want to be associated with that entire Libya mess, especially since Libya had given up their WMD's and Hillary double-crossed him.

Rubio is acting like he is running Venezuela foreign policy, if you look at his time line.

peter

OT, but I had to change one of those tiny halogen light bulbs in my bathroom today. Does anyone really believe that you can't touch the bulb with your fingers? I accidentally did, then out of a fit of paranoia, used a Qtip and rubbing alcohol and washed the bulb down. Then of course, I was afraid to flip the switch because I was afraid the alcohol would catch on fire, so I couldn't tell if the bulb was defective or the fixture. I know, I am beginning to sound like that old coot that was on 60 Minutes, Andy Rooney.

Blessings to your family, James D. It's funny, when I wrote my mom's eulogy I also put in there that she saw Frank Sinatra live at the Paramount, since that was one of her proudest moments.

It is T- minus one week for the next New York JOM meetup. Since I tried the democratic method and got nowhere, I am going to be a benevolent dictator and state that we will be meeting on Sunday afternoon at the Strand bookstore at 2:30 PM in the military history section. From there, we can walk to the Ukrainian museum on 7th Street, and from there to the William Barnacle Pub at 80 St. Mark's place. Jimmyk, sbw, Tonto, Harry, anyone and everyone else come join daddy, myself and jim from nj.

henry

I love a good geek fight:

"Backpropogation doesn't correlate to the brain," insists Mike Davies, head of Intel's neuromorphic computing unit, dismissing one of the key tools of the species of A.I. In vogue today, deep learning. "For that reason, "it's really an optimizations procedure, it's not actually learning."

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/intels-neuro-guru-slams-deep-learning-its-not-actually-learning/

Jane

Well let's see. It's 85 here. I was in the pool at 8:45 AM and just decided it's too hot to be on the lanai.

What am I missing?

Captain Hate

Nothing says winning like having McCabe and Queasy sniping at each other. Just shut down the FBI.

henry

Jane, the thrill of longjohns?

Jane

Peter, it sounds GREAT - and a little cold.

hoyden

peter, good to wipe off the fingerprints with alcohol swab and allow to dry for a few minutes. Alcohol evaporates and you should be good to go.

Jane

McCabe continues to indict himself. Why hasn't he been arrested? How dumb can one man be?

MissMarple2

Decidedly colder. I just let Maggie in (the little dogs were already inside).

Wind still blowing pretty strong. I saw an 18-wheeler blew over on the interstate.

henry

First rule of stupid people:

No matter how dumb you are, someone will ask you to hold their beer.

Jane

Ahhhh 'longjohns" - it certainly has been a while.

MissMarple2

Secretary Mike Pompeo on Hoda Muthana: "She's a noncitizen terrorist. She has no legal basis for her claim of U.S. citizenship...she is not a U.S. citizen and she's not coming back" pic.twitter.com/GjtXt1pUmf

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 24, 2019

Video at link.

clarice

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/23/turley-you-have-to-call-them-as-you-see-them-no-evidence-of-trump-russia-collusion/

Jack is Back!

God bless Mike Pompeo. Exactly right statement. She is an non-American citizen idiot.

80+ here. Mrs. JiB outside in the pool. Me inside watching Man City v. Chelsea at Wembley for the Carabao Cup. Now in overtime 0-0. Come on Blues.

MissMarple2

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-23/saudi-appoints-1st-female-ambassador-in-kingdom-s-history-spa?utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic

Manuel Transmission

Following up on Iggy's Libertarian comments, I made this chart many years ago, because I thought that too often the terminology got in the way. (Like the WIP comment yesterday that math stopped being useful when the alphabet showed up.)

I need to add Libertarian on the rising part of the curve just above Anarchy.

Narciso79

Prince bandars daughter or the model for the protagonist in the last kingdom centered allon tale.

MissMarple2

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/house-of-tomorrow-restoration-indiana?utm_medium=atlas-page&utm_source=twitter

anonamom

Just in case you are wondering, it is possible to read this most incredible letter from NY state Budget director , posted twice before:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/open-letter-new-york-state-budget-director-robert-mujica-regarding-amazon

Adding (excuse my language here ) "YOU FUCKING IDIOTS at the end of every sentence, and still get the message. Or maybe REALLY get the message. It would not surprise me in the least to learn he edited that out.

I was reading it aloud to my husband---I'd NEVER read anything like it in my life form a politician---and the above phrase just came to me.

Extraneus

You're an inspiration, a-mom.

Narciso79

Aren't these people always lecturing the UK about the corn laws and the famine?
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/uk-must-not-be-allowed-pursue-cheap-food-policy-after-brexit-1.3802972?mode=amp&fbclid=IwAR3oFZuS4hX_mMTKrqoGYmVi5t7IwEjjWr60y_yKGE4Aw1epFzda6ZbK78M

henry

A bit to much fresh air for Madison:

https://www.channel3000.com/news/roughly-20-cars-in-i-90-ditch-near-deforest-southbound-left-and-right-lines-closed/1038274218

anonamom

I think we need to start a Go Fund Me site to publish that letter from the NY State BudgetDirector on the front page of both the NYT and Wa Po, so their clueless, math idiot readers, who NEED to read it, might see it.

peter

A couple of thoughts on this sex massage parlor bust and all the hype around the Kraft bust. How is this news? These parlors are everywhere. I pass about a hundred of them on my daily commute from the suburbs of Long Island to into western Queens county every day. There's a strip along the Queens Nassau County border on Northern Boulevard in both Nassau and Queens where there are several on every block for about at least a mile. Why the sudden concern?

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Perfect phrase at the end of each paragraph.

I agree about that letter. I am glad it has gotten posted several times.

Old Lurker

Jimmy "The real story is schoolkids being brainwashed by idiot "teachers" who themselves were probably brainwashed."

Down in Appalachia there was a saying about the third generation of welfare being the tipping point because that meant the kids growing up had no experience with any living parent or grandparent having had a job which supported the family.

I think your, and Clarice's, comments about teachers is exactly the same thing. We are at least into three generations of teachers who know little and were taught nuthin themselves.

Extraneus

Because Kraft isn't a Trump enemy, peter.

Btw, my uncle used to own a massage parlor, I think in East Boston or possibly Revere Beach. Strictly massage, they claimed, although my uncle knew nothing about massage and didn't actually work there.

anonamom

Full page ad in my Charlotte Observer this morning paid for by Felix Sabates, self-made multi millionaire who brought the NBA's Hornets to CLT by being part owner. Car dealerships. He legally immigrated here as a 15 year old, waited five years to become a citizen, and has first hand experience living under socialism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Sabates

He is NOT a fan of socialism, or open borders, or a whole list of D politicians who he names (as F'ing IDIOTS)(not exactly his words. I've decided I'm going to call them as I see them from now on, cousins's spouses included.)

I wish I was talented enough to post it for you. It's great! That too needs to be in WaPO and NYT! Though CLT is definitely going commie.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

My brother gives a shout out to Clarice and passes along yet more "connections" for the Jussie family.

Enjoyed the article today by Clarice!
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/arts/television/the-smollett-family-business-acting-and-activism.html

The Smollett Family Business: Acting and Activism
“My mom was in the movement with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, and one of her first mentors was Julian Bond,” Mr. Smollett said of the Black Panther founders and the civil rights leader. “To this day, Angela Davis is one of her dearest friends. We’ve spent Mother’s Day with Angela.”

Jane

Excellent Amom!

Captain Hate

Although I rarely pass up the chance to join a pile on deserving subjects, I know at least a couple teachers who went into the field for the right reason, i.e. they get a sense of accomplishment when the light goes on in their students heads. One of them had a daughter who was a chemistry major who made money on the side by tutoring students who struggled with the subject. She became so good at it that it eventually became her full time job as she set up a business of hiring and dispatching tutors, which she sold when she married a military lifer and had to move around.

Old Lurker

Everything in life is a Bell Curve, Cap'n.

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