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March 08, 2019

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MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

.@RepMikeTurner “The only time that Michael Cohen told the truth is when he pled that he is guilty.” Also when he said no collusion and I did not tell him to lie!”

Captain Hate

Yes, best wishes a-mom.

BUSTED!

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2019/03/08/mother-jones-bureau-chief-fakes-hate-crime-at-sky-harbor/

MissMarple2

Don has another good article.

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/03/may-smollett-end-hate-crime-hoaxes.html?spref=tw

MissMarple2

Heading to bed a little early.

Good night, everyone!

jimmyk

amom, I’m not going anywhere, if you get my drift, so we’ll have other opportunities. More important that you get where you’re going. Best wishes for your mom.

James D.

Narc @ 7:36

Yep, totally. Him and the cat.

lurkersusie

Get everything out now

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
BREAKING: McCabe, who's under grand jury investigation for lying about leaking, in early 2017 ordered FBI's Inspection Div to open internal probe into who leaked to Sara Carter &John Solomon at Circa News that McCabe had made disparaging remarks about Gen. Flynn in staff meetings

Jane

Hannity seems to think Schaffer’s is toast. Not a fan of Hannity but that could lift my mood.

Jane

Schiff

lurkersusie

Birds of a feather

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
BREAKING: Andrew McCabe is very close with Rep. Adam Schiff, lead Democrat inquisitor leading anti-Trump inquisition on Hill, considers him a friend going back a decade

Narciso

Well I've seen him in dark knight rises and rogue one, he was in another project on Netflix which I never really got around to seeing.

Pinandpuller

Arkansas State Senator Goes Bananas

https://twitter.com/proudresister/status/1103925426441707522?s=21

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

A woman from New York was driving through a remote part of Arizona when her car broke down. An American Indian on horseback came along and offered her a ride to a nearby town.

She climbed up behind him on the horse and they rode off. The ride was uneventful, except that every few minutes the Indian would let out a Ye-e-e-e-h-a-a-a-a!' so loud that it echoed from the surrounding hills and canyon walls.

When they arrived in town, he let her off at the local service station, yelled one final 'Ye-e-e-e-h-a-a-a-a!' and rode off.

"What did you do to get that Indian so excited?" asked the service-station attendant. "Nothing," the woman answered "I merely sat behind him on the horse, put my arms around his waist, and held onto the saddle horn so I wouldn't fall off."

"Lady," the attendant said, "Indians don't use saddles."

Pinandpuller

My Russian coworker is trying to tell me a joke. Putin was born in 1952 and Stalin died in 1953. There's a 149 day crossover. I guess the joke is that Putin could live with Stalin but not vice versa. It helps if you're drunk all of the time.

Dave (in MA)

LOL
Fauxcahontas should use that one as a debate ice-breaker.
What?
It could happen.

bubarooni

I fell behind on threads due to work.

Trying to catch up and then see the news about daddy.

I'm floored...

Who do I live vicariously thru going forward? I always looked forward to his post from Paris, China, wherever. He was posting from Australia, maybe last week, and I felt I was on the beach with him!

He was a great writer AND a great storyteller. He seemed to know a lot about a whole lotta things.

I've read your tributes and I know you all share my own sense of loss.

It's nothing when compared to the loss his wife and children fell and I honestly grieve for them as I'd grieve for the family of a best friend.

I had a couple of opportunities last year to meet him in Indy at Shapiro's but couldn't make it due to a software conversion project at the pharmacies where I work at.

I told myself, 'I'll catch up with those guys next time.'

I think I've learned a life lesson.

There might not be a next time.

When's the next meet up at Shapiro's?

Narciso

Yes it's been a shock, we just learned Bout this three days ago. Of members of this family who has passed on, I kind of knew bad a little bit, probably dialogued eith Peteruk some more, not so much with Jim rhoads a little with agent j.

Strawman Cometh

I need a daddy thread. A nothing but daddy thread.

Pinandpuller

There is no shit a minimum of 10 cop cars lit up in a parking lot literally across a small creek from the West Precinct. I've never seen anything like that before.

Narciso

Oh the husband of soros tool Aramis ayalA the vekakte da in central Florida is a fmr felln yet he voted in at least two elections this may be deja vu, but it sounds new to me.

Pinandpuller

There's a jacked up looking car that the cops were all grouped around. My guess is that Wesley Snipes stole a car at Taco Bell, evaded the police for a short time and set off on foot mistaking Brown's Creek for Reelfoot Lake.

Narciso

Not for another 15 years pin, that's the setting for demolition man

Narciso

Of course reverend Erickson (he may think hes a mentat) got in on the vapours re bibles.

The Infamous Ignatz

I wonder how many of these dumb clucks whining about Christians supporting Trump know David was an adulterer and a murderer and that Moses was a murderer and Jacob a scheming chump. That Abraham pretended his wife was his sister and offered her to a king because he was a chicken. That Lot offered his daughters to a bunch of homo beasts in Sodom. That Samson was a first rate disobedient dope who slaughtered thousands.
Trump is a piker by Biblical standards and yet those guys are heroes of the Christian faith.

Narciso

They do have a touch of the pharisee, the Bible is a huge canvas about the depravity of man, and the patience the Lord has extended timf and again from the garden to sodom and gomorrah to the flood etc etc.

Narciso


Where you think you left them, there it is:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/08/exclusive-indias-wanted-man-nirav-modi-accused-15bn-fraud/amp/

Narciso

Some stories lend themselves to certain stories:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1097772/nasa-news-latest-new-alien-planet-solar-system-HD-21749b-earth-tess-mit

Narciso

So resetting the mcu timeline technically guardians comes before captain marvel, was that why the reavers kidnapped young Peter quill.

Narciso

Certain outlets like the express,

Dave (in MA)

Hoping Threadkiller is doing OK. He hasn't checked in since last night's sign-off.

Captain Hate

TK's ok.

Narciso

Did we ever find out anything more about pofarmer?

rich

evening all.

Captain Hate

Mustang hasn't been here for years.

Captain Hate

rich! I have to go to bed soon but what's up?

rich

been pretty busy at work. i'll send over an email tomorrow.

still shocked by daddy's passing and needed to step away from here for a bit.

Melinda

I’ll speak to Po tomorrow.

Last chat was mid snow smushing of out buildings while I was snooping for pro bono estate attorneys in MO. A desperate friend lost her mother whose siblings were trying to screw over during hospice. Old tale, different result. Caught in time.

Po was a significant help, as always.

Narciso

That sort of happened with my filly cop friend the one who always meant to tell mr how true web Griffiths police tales were, he has been abandoned by his relatives but when he fell I'll they swept in, like nothing had trespassed in the last 35 years.

Captain Hate

Tell Po he's missed here, at least by me; although like everyone else, he's not here for his own reasons.

Nytol.

Pinandpuller

https://www.jta.org/1965/11/01/archive/leader-of-k-k-k-and-american-nazi-party-revealed-to-be-a-jew

jim nj

So now we're at the US Customs House.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton_U.S._Custom_House

An absolutely beautiful building. Outside and in.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=us+customs+house+nyc&FORM=HDRSC2
exterior photos

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=us%20customs%20house%20interior%20nyc&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&pq=us%20customs%20house%20inyc&sc=4-21&sk=&cvid=E48ADFD495A845509A98CE29213B1803
interior + exterior photos

I visited the American Indian Museum in NYC as a child. It's now housed in The Custom House so Daddy and I payed a visit. It's free, but the security at the front door is a little overboard. Take off you coat, remove any metal, yes, belt too. Walk through a magnetometer as your other stuff is scanned and hope that your pants don't droop while waiting for your belt back.

https://americanindian.si.edu/visit/newyork/
homesite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gustav_Heye
The original collector and the founder of the midtown museum of my youth that is now located at the Customs House. There is a National museum in Washington, D. C., also, but I've never seen that one. The definition of American Indian comprises both continents and the Caribbean. So we were able to see artifacts from Daddy's home state which prompted a conversation about how many male politicians there were married to native Americans.

Like any museum they have those little placards that show what you're looking at, the tribe, location and circa date. Lots of varied objects. Many showing incredible craftsmanship. Many tribes represented. One exhibition hall was closed for renovation so we spent maybe an hour in there looking around at the exhibit and the buildings architecture.

Funny moment. Daddy calls me over to look at a stone carving of maybe a half-scale head from Central America, Daddy says, "Doesn't that look like Kim Jung Su (of North Korea)?" I had to laugh, because it did.

Let me add a shout-out to Kevlar Kid here, miss you brother.

So we leave, did I mention that the entrance is up a flight of exterior stairs, down the stairs we earlier went up.

Right in front of us is Bowling Green. Not much to look at, though in the summer it has a working fountain and lots of flowers. The takeaway is that a group of people would buy an open space to play 10 pin lawn bowling. Acquired by the city, it's the oldest park in NYC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_Green_(New_York_City)

Just north of that is the "Charging Bull", thankfully that stupid arms akimbo girl has been removed. The symbolism was always a farce. It's a VERY popular bronze, iconic in many ways of America and hard-charging financiers always looking for an opportunity. People surround the thing to get a good look at it and people patiently line up to have their pictures taken with the bull. Some do selfies, others hand off their optics to somebody else do it for them.

So we're walking up Broadway and I tell Daddy to keep an eye on the sidewalk.

https://streeteasy.com/blog/nyc-sidewalk-plaques-and-markers-put-the-citys-history-underfoot/

Because we're going to see plaques commemorating every Broadway canyon parade.

https://www.downtownny.com/new-york-citys-ticker-tape-parades

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ticker-tape_parades_in_New_York_City

Some of them make you go, Huh? Others spark conversations or memories. So we're watching the plaques as we continue north and I look to the east side of Broadway and there is a building going through a renovation. I explained to Daddy that a lot of these old, tall buildings that housed financial companies are no longer Class "A" space. They are obsolete in terms of commercial use. The floor to ceiling heights won't accommodate a raised floor to run electrical, network and phone lines under. The ceiling is too low to handle the environmental duct work. I reminded him of the Battery Park City residential towers that I pointed out. He said yeah, I remember. Me, those proved the feasibility of living downtown so a lot of these old buildings are being re-purposed as residential buildings.

If Old Lurker wants to weigh in here that would be nice as he can probably explain this recent phenomenon better than I. But as I understand the process these buildings have really good bones, but there is no way to upgrade them for commercial use. You can't change the floor height, but a too low ceiling for a business is a tall ceiling in a residential use. Over a long period of time the old financial district is going to be mostly residential.

We got to Trinity Church which is right across from Wall Street. Daddy had already seen that so we stopped to discuss what's our next destination. He asked where Wall Street was and I pointed across to the other side of Broadway. He's like I don't see it. I'm like well it's obscured by the scaffolding surrounding two buildings being renovated. At this end, at this time, the entrance to Wall Street is essential a tunnel under the scaffolding.

So we're still deciding and Daddy is deferring to me and I'm deferring to him. I mean Daddy is a nice guy and we're getting along super, but I tell him this is your tour, I've already seen what I can show you going the Wall St. route. Federal Hall, the NYSE exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY (worth going on their gold vault tour, but you need to plan ahead), etc. Or we can go to the World Trade Center, your choice Daddy.

More coming up on the World Trade Center.

Pinandpuller

Spike Lee could have made an interesting movie based on real events but then he wouldn't be Spike Lee.

Narciso

That's nothing pin, there was an American fascist leader Lawrence (lne) a product of Harvard jp Morgan and the state department who was half African American, you cant make that up.

rich

great to read your comment jim_nj.

Narciso

I think hes been to talos

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/godwins-law-or-how-to-lose-an-argument-in-one-paragraph.php

Pinandpuller

Do you think JP Morgan sent a T-1000 after McKinley?

DrJ

I thought I had heard everything.

MrsJ and I heard the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields tonight, a good chamber orchestra. Featured was Jeremy Denk, pianist. He did a great job on a Mozart Piano Concerto, and so played an encore.

He said he was playing something silly, by someone we probably hadn't heard of: Richard Wagner.

So he started in on Tannhaeuser. I know the piano version well, and what he was playing wan't it. What was up?

After stating the theme, ragtime broke out. Tannhaeuser ragtime. Technically difficult, joyous, Wagner ragtime.

Really!

DrJ

I can't say that this stride version of Tannhaeuser is quite the same, but it is close:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHLGVl9Ek8E

Wild.

jim nj

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/beijing-worried-trump-may-walk-away-table-he-did-north-n981301

a knock-on effect?

jim nj

https://www.bloomberg.com/markets/fixed-income

"Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made clear he and his colleagues are in no hurry to adjust interest rates as growth slows and inflation stays muted, but said the U.S. central bank would announce new details of plans for its balance sheet “reasonably soon.”

I feel much better on FED policy as it's currently being implemented.

The idea that they might continue to raise interest rates and draw down their portfolio at the same time has never been done before.

So, apparently they are willing to stop rate increases for now and re-envision the pace of the draw down in their portfolio.

One of my concerns is that while the overall economy is doing well there will be some failures of companies this year. I want the people harmed by those failures to be able to find positions elsewhere.

I don't want the FED to tighten monetary policy thinking that inflation and business growth are going to get out of hand.

Inflation is still low and I expect some companies, particularly retailers, to fail.

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

I'd like to leave a little room for Joseph Schumpeter's "creative destruction." I have a sense we're going to see some major write-downs from recent mergers that aren't going well and some outright bankruptcies this year.

A strong economy can handle these things better than a soft economy.

jim nj

https://abcnews.go.com/US/unvaccinated-year-boy-spent-57-days-hospital-tetanus/story?id=61556871

"An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon spent 57 days in a hospital, including 47 days in the intensive care unit, and racked up almost $1 million in medical costs after being diagnosed with tetanus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control."

I hate these fucking people. So the kid survives. What's the follow up?

" The Oregon family ultimately decided against a follow-up DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccination "and any other recommended immunizations" for the boy after his recovery from tetanus, according to the report."

I hate these fucking people. I can understand a libertarian view that people shouldn't be forced to do something they don't want to do, but they are creating modern-day lepers and potential Typhoid Marys. They need tattoos on their foreheads identifying them as risks to the rest of society.

jim nj

More...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/03/08/is-shaping-up-be-worst-year-measles-since-cdc-data-show/?utm_term=.d99e5b9fc6a5

People have gotten complacent. They don't know anyone who has had measles or other diseases and think they no longer exist.

And that their children don't need protection from an extinct disease. They are not extinct diseases. And if we keep letting people come over our southern border it's going to get worse.

At Ellis Island if you arrived with certain diseases you were sent back on the same ship you arrived on for free. Boarding agents had an incentive not to bring them here in the first place.

Pinandpuller


I give baby goats CDT vaccine. Clostridium perfringins C and D and clostridium tetani

Pinandpuller


I give baby goats CDT vaccine. Clostridium perfringins C and D and clostridium tetani

Pinandpuller
jim nj

And even legitimate tourist arrive by air and bring diseases with them.

Should we use an ear thermometer on every international arrival? Send them back home if they're running a fever for free?

Maybe foreign boarding agents will prevent them from arriving here in the first place?

Apologies, feeling a little annoyed by all of this.

Pinandpuller

Weird

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3t7v4at


scientists-watch
ed-a-new-bird-species-evolve-on-galapagos-in-
just-2-generations

Pinandpuller

So I just came across something that describes Leo Tolstoy as a Christian Anarchist. Just what is that supposed to mean?

hoyden

jim nj, Thank you, again, for your travelogues with daddy. Through your writing and daddy's I've vicariously visited places I will probably never ever visit. Be that as it may, I've learned to never say never.

I'm still emotionally trying to reconcile daddy's passing.

I had to google "knock-on effect".

Rain followed by snow forecast to arrive towards noon so I'll have time to do a grocery run and get gas in the car. Yes there's gas in the car. I'm all out of canned peppers and Rotel. The other day I made the Lemon Ricotta cake from the recipe Clarice shared here a few weeks ago. This time I added poppy seeds and pecans to the cake and a Keto lemon frosting on top. The recipe is still a winner. You can double the amount of lemon zest for an extra lemony flavor. I'm amazed that after a decent helping the cake barely affected my blood sugar levels.

jim nj

PIN,

Exactly. Animal husbandry, if you really care about your animals, you protect them with vaccines. It's a no-brainer. It's standard practice.

Most of us here are old enough that we caught many of these diseases in our youth and they were no fun to experience.

I have vivid memories of one childhood illness where my temperature spikes and my mother and her sister, my aunt, spent hours giving me isopropyl alcohol sponge baths to try to break my fever. I was so delusional I saw little devils dancing on the foot board of my bed. Scary time.

Obviously I recovered, but it scared the shit out of my mother. Me too. As I got older she was surprised that I remembered it at all, since I was so young, but I did and we talked about it.

The thermometer maxed out so fast that they knew I had a fever much higher than the thermometer showed. They thought it was in the 105-6 range. They had gotten my pediatrician on the phone and he made a home visit (remember those days) with a better thermometer and confirmed their guess.

His advice, keep doing the alcohol rub and if the fever doesn't break bring him to the hospital, call me, and I'll meet you there. The fever broke that night.

Very scary for a really young child.

hoyden

Away we go.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/the-week-in-pictures-hating-hate-edition.php

jim nj

Hoyden,

The travelogue is my therapy. I need to talk about this and I want to give people something to hang on to on Daddy's last day here. He was here with me and I hope that others will feel the same. That they were here with him too.

"Knock-on Effect", yeah, I discovered that term some tine ago. It' not an intentional thing. Though if you do one thing it may have an effect on another thing. In this case, Trump walking away from Kim Jun Su has the Chinese wondering if Trump will do the same thing to them.

While some wonder if Trump failed on North Korea he also sent a message to China.

Trump could have declined to meet with Kim. But he did, which implied a deal. When that, if even real, didn't satisfy Trump, he walked. That puts more pressure on China. If they think they have cleverly finessed a deal by out-negotiating us, they may be in for a surprise. China can step up and get real in the financial negotiations or can meet a walkaway and increased tariffs.

I don't see Trump looking for interim agreements.

Oh, and I'm working on the WTC visit with daddy.

Maybe you or somebody else can re-post my earlier Daddy story so the day crowd sees it.

I know you're waiting up for TWIP, I'll probably bail soon.

jim nj

nytol

hoyden

jim nj, it was a short wait. Went out for 3rd coffee and last of the lemon ricotta cake, and there it was, bigger than life.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: HATING HATE EDITION

hoyden

jim nj, daddy chose well being your companion in his last day. I appreciate your sharing therapy. Your sharing expands the healing to all who care and I believe daddy approves.

hoyden

daddy left with a flourish capping off his life time with JOM friends touring NYC.

anonamom


I need a daddy thread. A nothing but daddy thread.

Posted by: Strawman Cometh

How about we all gather here at 2 eastern time Sunday afternoon, while daddy's family is formally memorializing him in Anchorage? We can do the same.

anonamom

hoyden, what do you use for sweetener?

I've never done what I think of as #FakeBaking, but the lemon ricotta cake could be the exception to my rule.


Thanks

jim nj

I fell asleep in my chair re-posting for the day crowd...

So now we're at the US Customs House.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton_U.S._Custom_House

An absolutely beautiful building. Outside and in.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=us+customs+house+nyc&FORM=HDRSC2
exterior photos

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=us%20customs%20house%20interior%20nyc&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&pq=us%20customs%20house%20inyc&sc=4-21&sk=&cvid=E48ADFD495A845509A98CE29213B1803
interior + exterior photos

I visited the American Indian Museum in NYC as a child. It's now housed in The Custom House so Daddy and I payed a visit. It's free, but the security at the front door is a little overboard. Take off you coat, remove any metal, yes, belt too. Walk through a magnetometer as your other stuff is scanned and hope that your pants don't droop while waiting for your belt back.

https://americanindian.si.edu/visit/newyork/
homesite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gustav_Heye
The original collector and the founder of the midtown museum of my youth that is now located at the Customs House. There is a National museum in Washington, D. C., also, but I've never seen that one. The definition of American Indian comprises both continents and the Caribbean. So we were able to see artifacts from Daddy's home state which prompted a conversation about how many male politicians there were married to native Americans.

Like any museum they have those little placards that show what you're looking at, the tribe, location and circa date. Lots of varied objects. Many showing incredible craftsmanship. Many tribes represented. One exhibition hall was closed for renovation so we spent maybe an hour in there looking around at the exhibit and the buildings architecture.

Funny moment. Daddy calls me over to look at a stone carving of maybe a half-scale head from Central America, Daddy says, "Doesn't that look like Kim Jung Su (of North Korea)?" I had to laugh, because it did.

Let me add a shout-out to Kevlar Kid here, miss you brother.

So we leave, did I mention that the entrance is up a flight of exterior stairs, down the stairs we earlier went up.

Right in front of us is Bowling Green. Not much to look at, though in the summer it has a working fountain and lots of flowers. The takeaway is that a group of people would buy an open space to play 10 pin lawn bowling. Acquired by the city, it's the oldest park in NYC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_Green_(New_York_City)

Just north of that is the "Charging Bull", thankfully that stupid arms akimbo girl has been removed. The symbolism was always a farce. It's a VERY popular bronze, iconic in many ways of America and hard-charging financiers always looking for an opportunity. People surround the thing to get a good look at it and people patiently line up to have their pictures taken with the bull. Some do selfies, others hand off their optics to somebody else do it for them.

So we're walking up Broadway and I tell Daddy to keep an eye on the sidewalk.

https://streeteasy.com/blog/nyc-sidewalk-plaques-and-markers-put-the-citys-history-underfoot/

Because we're going to see plaques commemorating every Broadway canyon parade.

https://www.downtownny.com/new-york-citys-ticker-tape-parades

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ticker-tape_parades_in_New_York_City

Some of them make you go, Huh? Others spark conversations or memories. So we're watching the plaques as we continue north and I look to the east side of Broadway and there is a building going through a renovation. I explained to Daddy that a lot of these old, tall buildings that housed financial companies are no longer Class "A" space. They are obsolete in terms of commercial use. The floor to ceiling heights won't accommodate a raised floor to run electrical, network and phone lines under. The ceiling is too low to handle the environmental duct work. I reminded him of the Battery Park City residential towers that I pointed out. He said yeah, I remember. Me, those proved the feasibility of living downtown so a lot of these old buildings are being re-purposed as residential buildings.

If Old Lurker wants to weigh in here that would be nice as he can probably explain this recent phenomenon better than I. But as I understand the process these buildings have really good bones, but there is no way to upgrade them for commercial use. You can't change the floor height, but a too low ceiling for a business is a tall ceiling in a residential use. Over a long period of time the old financial district is going to be mostly residential.

We got to Trinity Church which is right across from Wall Street. Daddy had already seen that so we stopped to discuss what's our next destination. He asked where Wall Street was and I pointed across to the other side of Broadway. He's like I don't see it. I'm like well it's obscured by the scaffolding surrounding two buildings being renovated. At this end, at this time, the entrance to Wall Street is essential a tunnel under the scaffolding.

So we're still deciding and Daddy is deferring to me and I'm deferring to him. I mean Daddy is a nice guy and we're getting along super, but I tell him this is your tour, I've already seen what I can show you going the Wall St. route. Federal Hall, the NYSE exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY (worth going on their gold vault tour, but you need to plan ahead), etc. Or we can go to the World Trade Center, your choice Daddy.

More coming up on the World Trade Center.

Posted by: jim nj | March 09, 2019 at 12:45 AM

hoyden

anonamom, I used sucralose, not because I know better, but because I have a ginormous bag I bought at Walmart. I also have on hand stevia, erythritol, and xylitol.

hoyden

jim nj, regarding trade talks with China,

"If they think they have cleverly finessed a deal by out-negotiating us, they may be in for a surprise. China can step up and get real in the financial negotiations or can meet a walkaway and increased tariffs.

I don't see Trump looking for interim agreements."

I like that PDJT is not likely to be bamboozled as a negotiator. His exposing the rot that permeates the GOPe is a bonus. He expose the "why" behind voting for smaller government and never getting it.

anonamom

Thanks hoyden. When you noted doubling the lemon zest--one of my favorite "personalizations"--I figured I could trust you on the sweetener too. That's a big reason I do NOT "keto bake"--I can almost always taste whatever it is about the non-sugar sweeteners, as "off" or chemically. And maybe in a citrus thing whatever it is that I taste may not be so dominant.

I'd rather have one (or two or three) bites of he real deal than a whole piece of something where I am going "There it is! I am tasting it it here."

*********

So, everybody--

2PM Eastern time Sunday, here? To celebrate the wonderfulness of daddy, in communion with his family and friends in Anchorage at the same time?

Any NAYS or reason not to?

Jimmy k, I know you may be in a plane---if you have to miss, what an appropriate place to be! You might see him on cloud...

MissMarple2

Good morning!

jim nj, Thank you so much for the descriptive travelogues of daddy's last few days. They are wonderful!

hoyden, Thanks for TWIP. Great way to start a Saturday.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/433262-given-time-trumps-economic-policies-will-work

MissMarple2

Trey Leroux has committed to Ohio State:

https://twitter.com/trey_leroux/status/1104081167005990913

MissMarple2

Apparently there is a really good article in the New York Times written by their White House photographer.

I do not subscribe to the NYT, so I cannot access it.

However, this thread has both the link and a few pictures and quotes:

https://twitter.com/Shem_Infinite/status/1104218389617102848

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/here-comes-president-trumps-first-veto

MissMarple2

https://insider.foxnews.com/2019/03/08/lin-wood-and-mark-levin-covington-catholic-nick-sandmann-case-against-media-washington

Lin Wood will be Mark Levin's guest Sunday night. This article has a preview clip.

clarice

I miss o, too. He was always posting interesting things.

Marlene

anonamom,my heart will be with JOM @ 2 tomorrow. We are having lunch with hubby's brother tomorrow. He and his wife are in Florida. We have to have one of those serious family talks about my mother-in-law. She is ready for independent living and hubby wants all his siblings to support her decision. She is financially independent and mentally sharp and this is her decision.

MissMarple2


Catturd
‏ @catturd2
44m44 minutes ago

As a Floridian ... having Ron DeSantis for Governor is awesome. This man is MFGA and is a rockstar. He's doing everything he promised - fast.

It's like having two Trump's ... one for President and one for my Governor.

Thank you @RonDeSantisFL

clarice

8:01 s/b Po.
Amom==try Lakanto --It measures and bakes like sugar. erythirol and monkfruit--No aftertaste.

Momto2

Yes, I second (or third or fourth) everyone's praise for the travelogues, jim nj. They are full of just the right amount of detail in true daddy style.

I love the idea of being here at 2 pm during daddy's Anchorage funeral. Thanks for that creative idea, anonamon.

Should we use an ear thermometer on every international arrival? Send them back home if they're running a fever for free?

When I went to China with my daughter's tour choir several years ago - they did exactly that. After we landed, a team boarded all decked out in hazmat suits. They had some sort of non-contact thermometer and went up and down the aisle checking each passenger. If they registered out of range, a separate person in a hazmat suit would manually check with an ear or mouth thermometer. We were all told to take an aspirin or Tylenol an hour before landing just in case. If even one person were found to have a fever, the entire group would be quarantined and they would have missed some of their performances. We were all deemed healthy enough to enter their country. Quite an experience start to finish!

MissMarple2

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/the-tireless-ron-desantis/

This is an impressive list of accomplishments. Since I don't live in Florida, I didn't know about a lot of these things.

Captain Hate

But Republicans remain wary of the move by Trump, which they fear will deplete critical projects in their states by shuffling money from other areas.

"Critical projects in their state"; what a fucking joke. There is nothing more critical than securing the border, Nickelfuckers. I need the GOP to die because these "this taxpayer money belongs to me" sponges don't represent any dedication to reducing the size of the federal leviathan and never will. They've been given clear orders by the electorate yet refuse to abide by them. To hell with them.

clarice

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/majority-americans-agree-trump-we-have-people-congress-hate-our-country

Ralph L

We should always value the opinion of someone who goes by Catturd.

clarice

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/ilhan-omar-obama-was-just-a-pretty-face-hope-and-change-was-an-illusion.php

MissMarple2

This is a really good video making the claim that AOC is an actress chosen by a casting call and controlled by certain people in the Justice Democrats and her advisors.

23 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=1h5iv6sECGU

Buckeye

Momto2

I had the same experience on several flights to China over about a 2 year period.

Didn't ever experience that going to South America, and of course that is where I caught swine flu.

Spent a night in San Paulo hallucinating and watching something dance on the hotel room ceiling, much like JimNJ described.

MissMarple2

Ralph L.,

Ha! Point taken.

However, I do hope you will read the article in National Review about Ron DeSantis. It's by Deroy Murdock and showcases DeSantis's impressive list of accomplishments.

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/03/07/why-never-trumpers-will-never-shut-up-n2542614?94

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-administration-aims-for-1-million-new-apprenticeships_2827528.html

James D.

AOC is an actress chosen by a casting call and controlled by certain people in the Justice Democrats and her advisors.

So she's like the political version of The Monkees?

Amusing as that is, I hope not, because the Monkees are still popular and making money 50 years after they started (and even with two of them dead), and I can't stand the idea of AOC plaguing us for half a century.

Jack is Back!

That L. Lin Wood interview preview with Mark Levin will compel me to watch the whole thing. I would not want to be the defendant's attorney going up against this guy in a libel suit.

I will second catturd's comment on DeSantis. He is getting it done, every day, one issue at a time. As a resident, and voter in Florida, I really appreciate all he is doing. Too bad other states don't have the same governing fortitude.

MissMarple2

James D.,

Do listen to that video. The people behind AOC are anti-Americans, anti-colonialists, pro-socialism.

Very frightening people.

Momto2

Buckeye - During that trip, we were amazed at the number of people walking the streets wearing surgical masks. In a shop we saw a mannequin all decked out in a silk dress they were selling and also sporting a surgical mask! I think every student must have taken a photo of that as it summed up the paranoia of germs we were seeing everywhere.

MissMarple2

Voter vetting for my dad. He died 18 years ago. pic.twitter.com/d4y6UmwPFN

— Ron Bassilian (R) (@Ron4California) March 9, 2019

Screen cap of California voter verification postcard at link. (H/T to ChiTown Lurker for this tweet)

asw

jim nj the travelogue is fabulous! Thank you so much both for arranging this for daddy and for sharing with us now.

I have copied the installments but for some reason only the links in the text are working, the Posted by links are not. I will have to go back and fix them.

This is just to let everyone know they are available in a document. This is just a start and if anyone wants it now let me know and we can arrange a share.

I especially want the post links to work because the comments around them are very interesting too and worthy of reading and rereading. Thank you all.

Narciso

Yes it's been a great travelogue Jim nj

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