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March 09, 2019


jim nj

Berkeley attacker seems to have a dodgy history


jim nj

Never heard of this before


jim nj


I like this idea of going after the conspirators on the other side who framed Trump.

jim nj


John Schroeder

"The game of “Who’s the biggest victim?’ is now afoot."

jim nj

via Insty...I debated posting this because it is so stupid, but


"The idea of patriarchy chicken is as follows: by refusing to move out of the way to avoid collision with men going in the opposite direction, women are somehow empowering themselves."

That's not empowering, it's just plain rude.


Fair winds and following seas, daddy.


Good morning, JOM. I'm going for my second and then settling down for a good read.

Democrats Working for Trump's Re-Election


Thanks JimNJ.


Good morning!

Now begins my week-long disorientation due to Daylight Savings Time and the time switch.


I know we were all waiting for his opinion:



Clarice, that was a hard read. I imagine it was hard to write. I felt hopeless depressing, bleak, OMG staring into the pit of despair.

The Twin Cities DNC infested media have the news dampers dialed to 11. You won't find any criticism or analysis for the news you presented. The Twin Cities are glowing with pride over their historic election victory glorifying the "intersectional hierarchy of victimhood". Twin Cities DNC infested media will instead report every scrap of "Orange Man Bad" they can scrape up.

If the Twin Cities is representative of the political leaning of America I would say game over for America.


Lin Wood
‏ @LLinWood
7h7 hours ago

CNN needs to write on the chalk board 275,000,000 times “We will never again falsely attack, vilify, or threaten a minor child.”



#BREAKING: Report: Bus explosion in #Stockholm pic.twitter.com/nsQyKRFzh6

— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 10, 2019

Video at link.



This is a goof article.


GOOD article. I just started on my second cup of coffee.



I saw this video on Twitter a couple of days ago. Here's the whole story.




Update on Stockholm. Pictures at the link.

Gas bus accident. The bus accidentally hit the tunnel opening, cutting the gas tanks on the roof. pic.twitter.com/xaana9ee6d

— TREVÄNNER (@sthlmborsen) March 10, 2019

Sawed off little commie in NORK thinks he can pressure Trump with same old...

Prepare for tightened sanctions.



I often wonder if that guy really runs things, or if he is a figurehead and the generals with 187 medals on their chests really are in charge.



"The suffocating sanctimoniousness of the “Trump-is-threatening-the-rule-of-law” crowd is exceeded only by their hypocrisy. Don’t believe me? Here is a list of 18 actual violations of the law and Constitution done in service of removing Trump from office. I’ll bet you can’t find a single objection from any of these “rule-of-law” hand wringers to these flagrant and unpunished transgressions of the law."



This woman is a danger, even though she's dumb as a box of rocks. I will bet you that we see more of her type running in 2020.

jim nj

Clarice, I may be beyond coherence right now, but I'm seeing the blood libel here.

The Jews killed Christ, It's ages old and yes, some Jews did want Christ dead.

I'm reading you as speaking from a Jewish prospective, and I'm receiving as a a lapsed Catholic.

Christ was a Jew. That's why we include the Old Testament in our Christian bible.

Most of us have gotten past the old blood libel and recognize that Christ was a Jew. We Christians are thus latter-day Jews.

To feel an affinity toward Israel is only natural for we Christians. Your promised land is our promised land.

Apologies, if I inadvertently offend.



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

Despite the most hostile and corrupt media in the history of American politics, the Trump Administration has accomplished more in its first two years than any other Administration. Judges, biggest Tax & Regulation Cuts, V.A. Choice, Best Economy, Lowest Unemployment & much more!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

More people are working today in the United States, 158,000,000, than at any time in our Country’s history. That is a Big Deal!


That was a startingly accurate description of red and my reaction to the oculus. Part of the disorientation around the site now is that there used to be two big broadway one and two towers and now there is just one and it has been renamed.

One thing disarming to us is the necessity of all the signs that say "this is a memorial. Do not sit on the wall."

As to daddy, I will especially miss his travelogues from Cambridge, which he seemed to love to go to on any UK layover. One of my favorite places as well and http://tudortimes.co.uk/people/margaret-beaufort-patron-of-learning/cambridge-colleges is a link I put up for daddy as he was not familiar at that point with the role of Henry VIII's grandmother. She was also a Plantagenet descendent through Edward III's 3rd son--John of Gaunt.

It can be hard to find people who enjoy chatting about the Tudors or Plantagenets in the 21st century.

Iggy at 11:35--

I covered the PAX Good Behavior Game here back in 2015 http://invisibleserfscollar.com/behind-the-backs-of-individuals-creating-the-well-trained-consciousness/

but positive psychology is completely intertwined with the various school mandates these days (DeVos is a vocal fan) so I am not surprised its profile is increasing.

It was actually implicated in the richard layard apa quote I used in a recent post now that I think about it. Also explains why the apa has put out false statements that positive psych is not tied to humanist psychology.

Everything infamous in ed gets recycled with a new name once its exploitative methods are found to be transformative for the student psyche.



Did you ever read the Plantagenet histories by Thomas Costaine? There are 4 books in all.

My mother read thse in paperback when I was in high school, and I read them when I was living overseas. They are quite good and written more in a novelist's style rather than a scholarly manner.



Biden tops 2020 Iowa presidential poll, Sanders gains momentum


Following the links to daddy's JOM posting is a trip down memory lane. It's not an easy task to find those links. Thank you.

The snow is now east in western WI and there's enough daylight to see what's what. Looks to be about 3-4 inches of wet goopy climate change. Glad I don't have to go anywhere today. It's 34F with wind out of the NW at 13-23 kts. I'll fix my 3rd cup before thinking about going out to throw the driveway and walks.


Going to the link posted overnight to Dec. 5, 2008 was interesting---much overlap with posters from when I began my JOM life three years later, but half of the "regulars" have moved on/dropped out.

This from VDH reminded me that early on daddy and I once discussed the value of our kids taking Latin (which made me once again think "my people!), as did my nephews and niece at their Lutheran boarding high school. Maybe this is where he and Mrs. daddy got the idea, as their girls would have been in elementary and middle school then:

Victor Davis Hanson argues for inoculation by Latin:
Four years of high-school Latin would dramatically arrest the decline in American education. In particular, such instruction would do more for minority youths than all the ‘role model’ diversity sermons on Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Montezuma, and Caesar Chavez put together. Nothing so enriches the vocabulary, so instructs about English grammar and syntax, so creates a discipline of the mind, an elegance of expression, and serves as a gateway to the thinking and values of Western civilization as mastery of a page of Virgil or Livy (except perhaps Sophocles’s Antigone in Greek or Thucydides’ dialogue at Melos). After some 20 years of teaching mostly minority youth Greek, Latin, and ancient history and literature in translation (1984-2004), I came to the unfortunate conclusion that ethnic studies, women studies—indeed, anything “studies”— were perhaps the fruits of some evil plot dreamed up by illiberal white separatists to ensure that poor minority students in the public schools and universities were offered only a third-rate education.


Here is the latest salvo from the Uniparty elite:


America is now governed by the least educated, least informed and most gullible 34 percent of the electorate — Trump’s base. Their most common delusion is that Trump is responsible for our strong economy.

Who is this guy?

Neil Baron advised the SEC and congressional staff on rating agency reform. He represented Standard & Poor’s from 1968 to 1989, was Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Fitch Ratings from 1989 to 1998. He also served on the board of Assured Guaranty for a decade.



I did not, but red has read some of his books and the diva as well. I taught all three kids how to read fluently and in red's case, because she was so young I had the problem where she could read anything, but emotionally was not ready for much of what is in print.

Historical novels fit that void to a T. Much like daddy in the stacks of bookstores, I learned which public libraries still had the old books and sat on my rear in the stacks and found suitable, entertaining books for all the kids to read. I remember the Silver Chalice in particular now that I look at his work on amazon.

Thanks for those good memories.

Ralph L

people who enjoy chatting about the Tudors or Plantagenets

The genealogy is only slightly less complicated and incestuous than the Julio-Claudians and the Hapsburgs. I learned only recently that the Kingmaker was a 1st cousin of Edward IV.



Well thank you for reminding me of a long-dormant interest in the Plantagenets. One thing I remember from those books is Costaine's description of them as tall and handsome; they LOOKED like kings.

Costaine wasn't very fond of the Tudors, and I imagine the Hanovers were even more disappointing to him.

I think I will try to find those books at a used book store.

Jim Eagle


Should I bring back my “Latin Phrase of the Day?”

Frederick dropped Latin in favor of French. His Mother is French speaking, as well as Dutch, German, and Italian. But he wanted to learn the languages of Belgium. It’s fun to hear those two going at it in Francaise at the dinner table☹️👨‍🎨


That New York Times photographer said something
interesting about President Trump which is pertinent to this discussion: "He's the most iconic figure I have ever photographed. In any crowd you can always spot him, even from a distance."

I started thinking about that yesterday. He always wears a dark suit and in winter, a dark overcoat. He's tall and bulky and has a powerful physical presence. Coupled with the hair, it's almost impossible to miss him.

Some of this has to be done deliberately. He is very aware of image and how powerful it is.



All of a sudden hyping orton gillingham instead of marie clay is all the rage in state legislation. When I read the statutory language I can see the misrepresentation of teaching phonetically as well as the incorporation of whole language tasks and learning progression of desired categories of thought.

The metaphor that came to mind (Ga and SC have both done something on this in just the last week legislatively) is that now that the desired corral has been built through the semantic web of desired conceptual understandings instead of facts, students are being taught some phonics explicitly so they will become good and familiar with the desired narratives and vocabulary.

The mind is still hobbled in just the way vdh deplores. I wish I was just imagining this, but this http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/researchanddevelopment/ released this week makes it clear virtually all school activities are being reimagined so that students "feel" the need for social justice.

"Let's reimagine a world virtually none of us understand!"

Latin, beyond the logic required by its structure. gives access to the past. That genuine access would act as a check on these grandiose ideas of reimagining the world as it might be and then using big data and the rule of law to try to close the gap.



All of this educational "reimagining" is very upsetting. It goes to show you what damage rich guys can do with their foundations.

My mother and grandmother (both old-style teachers) would be appalled.

I aught both my children to read. My son had caught on to some of it through watching PBS shows, so I sat with him and taught him through phonics. He was reading hardback books like The Hardy Boys by the time he was 4.

When my daughter was born I learned of the changes in reading (including "whole language") so I taught her in the same way, although I started a little bit later with her.

Both are voracious readers to this day.


daddy always liked to write about these type of occurrences and what the underlying common cause might be. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1098190/ethiopian-airlines-plane-crash-what-caused-crash-death-toll-boeing-737-max

Remember his interest in that odd amazon crash in texas recently?

Tom Bowler

All of this educational "reimagining" is very upsetting. It goes to show you what damage rich guys can do with their foundations.

Foundations are the spawn of the income tax and the IRS, MM. There is so much that is evil about the tax code. It lends itself to all manner of social engineering, much of it at the instigation of foundations.

Tom Bowler

I should say, "misguided social engineering."

Captain Hate

Good to read Mustang0302 after many years unless I missed some more recent comments.


Steve Herman
‏Verified account @W7VOA
19m19 minutes ago

Team from @NTSB heading to #Ethiopia for probe of #ET302 crash.


That was my experience surveying a dozen years of elementary and middle school library offerings.

Captain Hate

Tom Bowler,

Ending non profits wouldn't drive a stake in the heart of the Beast, but it would make it uncomfortable.

Neil Baron advised the SEC and congressional staff on rating agency reform. He represented Standard & Poor’s from 1968 to 1989, was Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Fitch Ratings from 1989 to 1998. He also served on the board of Assured Guaranty for a decade.

I'll bet Mel knows something about this geezer crank and maybe jimmyk. Sucks to be him.

Jim Eagle

Good to read Mustang0302 after many years unless I missed some more recent comments.


There used to be a kind of meter on the sidebar that would show you how many people were on JOM, and where their servers were located. It was in the hundreds, and probably 80% never posted only lurked.

Wonder what happened to that little typepad feature?

Captain Hate

Jim Rhoads would have been 79 today. Zuckerberg is good for something.


Btw tonight is the anniversary of Comey's freakout at Ashcrofts hospital bed, 15 years ago where Mueller provided the notes after the fact,


I left out Sara among those who had passed from our ranks.


Gov. Mike Huckabee
‏Verified account @GovMikeHuckabee
22m22 minutes ago

As Governor, I walked through tornado sites w/ Pres Bill Clinton and he graciously posed for photos, signed Bibles and other things as ppl asked him to. No FAKE NEWS stories about it. @realDonaldTrump does it and media freaks out. Get a life, media-and a real job just reporting.


Speaking of former jom commenters, chaco has a piece here. https://pjmedia.com/trending/welcome-to-the-no-green-new-deal-future/

Has anyone tried to reach him?


Ignoring the elephant in the room a decade ago:

Captain Hate

Dunno, Jack, I checked his profile and couldn't find anything. People come and go from online communities for a variety of reasons and I've left a few with no fanfare when they stopped being enjoyable, in many cases after making real world friends. For some reason, probably erroneously, I pictured Mustang as active duty and his long absence threw up a red flag. Glad to have been wrong on at least some of it.

Old Lurker

Cap'n, I was going to mention the other day that Jim Rhoads would be on my personal JOM Memorial Wall with Daddy, PUK and Bad.

Captain Hate

Yes, OL, I was honored to meet Jim only because his ticker was in such bad shape that the Cleveland Clinic was the only reason he lasted as long as he did. So his early exit was no great shock but still left a huge hole in the lives of others. The first JOMer I met and set a very high standard.

Captain Hate

I'm already pissed off at this dumb time change.


Here's the NYT interview w presidential photog

March 8, 2019

Doug Mills, a staff photographer for The Times, has been covering the White House since 1983. He spoke with James Estrin this week about photographing President Trump after he returned from covering the Hanoi summit with Kim Jong-un. The conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity.

Q. How much time do you usually have when you photograph the president?

A. With previous administrations, going back to Reagan, you were in a cabinet room for maybe two or three or four minutes. With Trump you can be in there up to 90 minutes.

What does that mean photographically?

Sometimes you feel like you’re a fly on the wall because you can pretty much move around the room, change angles and change lenses. You can study him and look for other people in the room.
How was this most recent trip to the Hanoi summit?

On a foreign trip, there are a lot more variables, but nobody thought the president would answer questions when he was sitting next to Kim Jong-un, and certainly nobody expected that Kim Jong-un would actually respond to a U.S. reporter’s question. So we were in there a little more than we expected.

It was negotiated that we could preset and wait for them to come into the room. That brought the temperature down so there wasn’t a complete scrum. I don’t think President Trump likes seeing the scrums either but they happen, no matter what, with everybody.

But this one had more decorum and more formality — plus the North Korean photographers and the Americans were in different positions.

The North Korean photographers like to be elevated because President Trump is taller than Kim Jong-un — so most of the U.S. still photographers, there were four of us, knelt down and the North Koreans stood above us, or up on ladders, so Trump wouldn’t look like he was so much taller.

Are you concerned how the president might react to your pictures?

President Trump obviously is a very visual person and he looks at The New York Times daily and online, and on Twitter. So he knows the pictures that I’m producing. People ask, does that make me think twice about taking pictures that are not flattering, and my answer is no.

He’s told me about pictures that he hasn’t liked of mine on a couple of different occasions. He’s very camera-conscious. But he still makes compliments about me or my work.

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I appreciate his recognizing good and fair photography and I think that’s what I do. I have no agenda, and I photograph what’s in front of me, and it doesn’t matter whether I think he looks flattering or not flattering, or he looks upset or he looks happy — that’s irrelevant to me.

My job while I’m in with the president at any event is to try to capture the most storytelling photograph. If it’s a meeting that is jovial or happy, then it’s going to show in the pictures. But if he’s upset or frustrated or angry then those pictures will reflect that.

Is photographing this president different in any ways from the previous four you’ve photographed.

Obama was the most photogenic president I’ve covered, and Trump is the most iconic. No matter where you see Trump, what light you see him in, what situation we photograph him in, you know right away it’s him. Whether it’s the hair, his tall stature, his black jackets, the 45 embroidered on his shirts. You just know it’s him.

We have more access to him than we ever had to any other president that I’ve covered. Much more. We’re in photo ops much longer. He knows the power of driving the news cycle. And he does that day in and day out, and in order for him to do that we have to have access to him. He can drive it with Twitter, but if there’s a huge story going out that may not be positive to him, all of a sudden we’re in and there’s something else going on.

When I photographed him in New York before he was president I found that he was very conscious about camera angles.

He knows exactly what our job is.

There was a controversy with Obama when there were fewer and fewer events that the press were allowed into and more situations where his photographer was taking pictures. That’s not what’s happening with Trump, is it?

The Obama folks had a knack for controlling President Obama’s image, and circumvented the media by going around us through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There were a lot of situations that we normally would photograph but they chose to use their government photographer to photograph the event and then put it out on social media.

There was a lot of criticism from photographers who covered Obama as well as the White House Correspondents Association and the White House News Photographers Association

Trump calls the media fake news, and particularly criticizes The New York Times and The Washington Post, yet photographically you are having more access than with previous presidents you’ve covered.
t does bother me when I hear him say that, because I know there’s nothing about my photographs that are fake. We are just there doing our jobs. Clearly I don’t think The New York Times is putting out any fake news.

When you have access to him it’s also less controlled in some ways.

He is not very controlled. His aides can try to control an event, but President Trump will undoubtedly do something unexpected. He’s not a politician and he is not somebody who has been groomed by handlers. So he is more likely to go off-script, more likely to be himself, more likely to do things that are not done by traditional politicians, like letting us in for a cabinet room for 90 minutes.

You’re on the White House Correspondents Association board. What do you do?

I am the representative for the still photographers. And that includes all of the camera and sound people. I am constantly in contact with people who are making decisions about the media at the White House so all of us can do our jobs better and have as much access as we can as a group.

You’ve covered George W. Bush, President Obama, and President Trump for The Times. Before that you also, for The Associated Press, covered Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Reagan. How has it been different covering each of them?

Every administration is different. You try to build a relationship of trust with every administration — that they know you’re doing your job fairly and have no agenda. Every administration, every president, treats photographers differently.

Reagan was an actor, so when he went on stage he had this charisma and he would light up. His personality just grew as he spoke and as he gestured.

Bush 41 had one of the closest relationships with photographers because he was vice president for eight years before becoming president. He knew a lot of us by first names and had a nickname for us, “photo dogs.” He would invite us to play horseshoes with him and to go jogging with him. He wasn’t trying to play us, that was just his personality. He respected what we did.

When Clinton came in it was a totally different feel. We had plenty of access. He was very energetic and never stopped working. He loved rope lines, knew they made for great pictures and he seemed to get energy from going into a crowd and staying there for 30-40 minutes shaking hands after an event.

His relationship with photographers was not as close as it was with Bush 41 and after the Lewinsky scandal there was less access.

Because of his dad, Bush 43 really liked photographers. He’d also call us photo dogs. He was very athletic and would invite photographers to bike ride with him. He liked to hang out and talk to reporters and photographers at times, just to feel them out, mostly off the record while on the plane or at social events. He was a lot of fun to photograph. He didn’t have the stage presence of other presidents, but he was a character and would do things that made for good pictures.

Obviously 9/11 was important in his presidency. That really drove the image of him being a strong president, although he was the first president I ever saw cry in the Oval Office.

When was that?

Shortly after 9/11, he teared up while talking about the people who had been killed at ground zero.

Well you had a unique experience with the younger Bush while you were with A.P., didn’t you?

I was with him on 9/11, and I asked to go up on the plane with him. We were flying all over the country on the only aircraft in the air. I think he trusted me.

Part of your job of course is journalistic but it’s also historical.

We are in historic times. Trump’s presidency drives every photographer in town that I work with, and compete against, because there has been so much drama. You never know what’s coming next.

Like when he refers to The Times as the enemy of the people …

Yes, that’s disturbing to me.

Yet he speaks well of you during the summit with Kim last week, where he said your are “one of the best photographers in the world.”

I think he obviously looks at my pictures and likes them — but not all of them. And that’s not my job, for him to like them all. I think he understands that I’ve been around there a long time and that I am a fair news photographer who does not have an agenda.


Good morning, all. I share MM's sentiment 100% that daylight savings time clock changes. I can safely post here today without guilt since I kinda-sorta gave up social media for Lent but today is Sunday. And it really does feel like a Lenten Sunday: it's pouring rain and 39 degrees and windy. I don't even want to go outside and walk the fifty feet to my driveway to get the New York Slimes so I can begin working on the puzzles (that and the weather page are the only things I get out of that rag.)
I don't know if any of you have ever heard of author Joseph Luzzi. All of the grieving we have been doing here reminds me of Luzzi. He's a professor of Italian literature, I think at Bard College, if that hasn't gone bankrupt yet. Luzzi has had his share of grieving. His wife died within hours of giving birth to his first child, so he learned that he had become a father and a widow at the same time. One of the points he makes is that there is a dirty little secret about grief--it can be electrifying. I felt that yesterday as I went into town to do some simple chores--I was walking up to total strangers and chatting with them; I butted in on a conversation in a coffee shop. It's an interesting phenomenon, and I wonder if anyone else experiences that.


amom, did you get my email with the address of porchie?

Captain Hate

I know a professional photographer who has taken pictures of DJT before he was in politics for a magazine article. He's a lib idiot who I refuse to discuss politics with but was professional enough to admit that Trump was an interesting subject and easy to work with.


Jim Rhoads would have been 79 today.

Cap'n, I was going to mention the other day that Jim Rhoads would be on my personal JOM Memorial Wall with Daddy, PUK and Bad.

There are a bozillion things I am really happy about being "born Catholic" and going to Catholic schools, and one of them is that in times like these, I can revert to my six year old self and imagine them sitting at a bar in heaven, flirting with the bartender and deciding just which historical hero they are going to invite to join them.

My adult self has no doubt whatsoever that the energy that is "us" persists eternally.


So this place didnt come out of thin air but they didnt mention it subsequently


Good morning, JOM and thanks!


Britain’s uniparty is close to a victory lap on screwing up Brexit.


Captain Hate

Britain’s uniparty is close to a victory lap on screwing up Brexit.

I think those dopes are what it would be like if Tub Dive was in charge. They need a Cromwell.


peter, I had one of the most vivid vacation days I've ever had Wednesday, after doing a catch up of late afternoon and overnight Tuesday.

I attribute that totally to the sad news about daddy. Felt all the views were especially vivd and beautiful; enjoyed the expedition and"finding" the sushi place in a barn to get our birthday dinner take out and bakery for the red velvet cake; and being in the bathroom at Mabel Dodge Luhan's home with windows painted by DH Lawerence, which was used by Georgia O'Keefe, Willa Cather, Ansel Adams and Carl Jung struck me in a way I'd never experienced before; despite having been on the same physical spot as many an illustrious person many, many times in my life.
I was having daddy (or the reality of his passing) open my jaded eyes and soul to what what was before me.


Note from Chitown Lurker:

In case anyone’s asking, I personally don’t recall knowing Neil Baron. However, every web search I do to refresh my memory of what the guy looks like, guess who’s image pops up, all regular like?

Bill Kristol.


Timing note from Chitown Lurker (who I assume had coffee and worked daylight savings time into the calcs):

Lastly, I do hope everyone realizes that daddy’s memorial service will be at 2PM Alaskan Time Zone (had to look it up) and thusly, will be 6PM Eastern, if one intends to coincidentally participate online.


And proof of E.U. uniparty:



henry,I think you are mistaken-- this says 10 am in Anchorage---1400 our time:

Family, friends and others whose lives Rob touched are invited to Legacy Heritage Chapel at Angelus, 440 East Klatt Road, Anchorage, AK 99515, on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.


Oh, I guess that is ChiTown Lurker, not you henry


Anonamom, it appears someone needed moar coffee.


I hope somebody is getting some music lined up for this afternoon.
Dr J, GUS, rich, all KJOM peeps.

Jim Eagle

From Clarice's Pieces:

"I’ll be traveling and unable to access the internet much for the next three weeks."

I thought Macchu Picchu, and The Galapagos have WiFi now:)


No WiFi on the Amazon--or in hikes around Macchu Pichu or the Sacred Valley and such.
I didn't mean to forget dear Jim Rhoades either..such a fine gentleman.



Thanks for bringing that NYT article with their photographer here. I do not subscribe, so was going on comments about the article from Twitter.


Note from Chitown Lurker:

Thanks to Amom for cleaning up another one of my messes.



CHiTown sent me an article yesterday which indicated that Angela Merkel has been calling the shots on Brexit.




Steve Herman
‏Verified account @W7VOA
56s56 seconds ago

According to print pooler @FrancoOrdonez in #Florida, @POTUS has finished golfing and is to deliver remarks at 13:30EDT at a joint fundraiser for his re-election campaign and the @GOP with 475 people expected to attend.


These are usually private, but if a video comes up later this afternoon I will post it.

Tom R

Clarice's 10:49 provides all the evidence needed of the lack of control Sessions had at the DOJ with nobody reporting to him riding herd on the underlings subverting everything he was trying to do.

That’s an odd interpretation of the new revelation. I would have gone with that memo from Sessions confirms myself and RG have been correct all along that Sessions appointed Huber to investigate Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

Now is a good time to be following Jeff Carlson and Dawson S Field on Twitter. They are analayzing the transcript of Bruce Ohr’s Testimony.


Gee Tom, if Huber just waits a couple more weeks the Federal Statute of Limitations makes all that stuff moot.


Anonamom, I love your posts. I love them more and more every day.
IG, from yesterday. I LOVE NICK LOWE. Got very drunk with him once.
Jack and Anonamom, my Son is finishing his 4th H.S. LATIN YEAR. 7th total.
Jack. Latin phrase of the day SHOULD RETURN.


"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
Mark Twain

Deep within the recesses of my spirit or mind a voice screamed out a long "No" upon reading of the passing of Robert Flynn aka daddy. A shocking seemingly illogical response since our only interaction was that of me having read his posts here on JOM for a very long time. I could write more but I would simply be echoing what others have written far better than my own abilities allow. That he effected so many so much is a testament to the man himself and the way he went about leading his life.

Robert Flynn I proudly come to the position of attention and salute you, a more heartfelt, and respect filled salute than I ever given. The salutes I gave in the past were given because rules or protocol required it, you sir I salute by choice and because you earned it.


GOD Bless

Captain Hate

I'm not going to argue with you other than to say when you have people under you lying in a legal proceeding about actions that have been taken and suffer no consequences, you're not in charge of anything. I don't know why you and RG are so obviously emotionally invested in defending someone who DJT was obviously displeased with, illustrated again in his CPAC speech.


Rayz, what a glorious tribute.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Nice tribute, Ray.


Agree with Anonamom.
My catholic faith has helped me immensely in realizing the wonderful place daddy is in now.
I can see him holding court in heaven and receiving all the unknown knowledge he sought throughout his life.
Also agree with VDH in the value of taking Latin.
Frederick will be multilingual like his mom and in college should expand his languages with Spanish , Italian and Chinese.
You either have an affinity for languages or you don’t.
Languages always fascinated me as did history and English classes.
Recommend the historical novel to any JOMers with children still in school.
Took an English history course which featured the Plantagenants.
Excellent course.
Tudor history is fascinating as well.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I see clarice is copying my comments prior to me posting them again. Stop it.


Tom R, you are not correct about anything.

Captain Hate

Yes, Ray z, that tribute is as good as it gets as far as being strong and heartfelt.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I can agree with CH that Trump was displeased with Sessions, but also with Tom that the memo indicated Sessions was doing more not less behind the scenes.


Without follow up, that is a cya memo to shut Congress up.


So the Mueller, Rosenstein and Trump trio is still working together in your opinion?

Captain Hate

Iggy, I thought it was common knowledge that Huber was ordered to investigate things. It's the lack of tangible progress that has been the bone of contention.


So the answer is the govt raises all children?

TM tweet:

Battle Stations! Drudge is linking to this Sun piece blaming UK childhood obesity in part on working mums. Lots of other outlets have the story today (Sunday Times quotes prof, may be Ground Zero).
Paper on net late last year.


I've used my super secret hypnotic powers to copy your thoughts before you can type them, Iggy.


Sessions did more behind the scenes than we thought?
I need definitive, written proof and a myriad of indictments, perp walks, and prosecutions on the written record before I give full credence to that statement.
Oh and I would like it done in the next 6 months way before the next election,


Thank you for that heartfelt tribute to daddy.
Please post more often.


I find it useless to argue about what's going on, because we honestly don't know. Trump uses misdirection, so for all we know Sessions is out in Utah consulting with Huber. We haven't seen Jeff lately, have we?

On the other hand, perhaps Sessions wasn't moving fast enough, and Trump was truly displeased with him.

Long ago I decided to wait and see what happens, as it is just impossible to know. I even ran across a thread this morning hinting that Obama was cooperating because the true source of corruption was Bush 41 and the Clintons!

The entire situation has so many people, so many behind-the-scenes connections, that I honestly don't know what's going on, except that President Trump is getting a lot of things accomplished.

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