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March 11, 2019

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Buckeye

Actually, I think Trump is right about aircraft.

Airbus made some serious blunders with over automation, and Boeing may have caught the same disease.

I remember my primary instructor saying "just fly the fucking airplane".

Hard to do if the plane is fighting you.

MissMarple2

This is the second article based on the interview he gave Breitbart yesterday:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/exclusive-president-donald-trump-were-thinking-very-seriously-about-designating-mexican-cartels-as-foreign-terrorist-organizations/

I would support this 100%. It also would make those taking bribes guilty of conspiring with a foreign enemy.

Old Lurker

Frau? and Pagar? and Daddy?

I am seriously considering a new JOM personality for myself. I think the "new" OL might pick fights with everybody he loves here (leaving the *holes alone entirely) so that I won't be so, so sad when we lose people I seriously consider good friends.

henry

via Insty:

JAMES BOVARD: Ethiopia crash of Boeing 737 Max might be latest example of backfiring safety efforts. “Investigators have only begun sorting out this tragedy but some experts suggest that the plane’s automated safety software may have prevented the pilot from preventing the fatal plunge. If software and sensors designed to prevent crashes actually increased the risk of catastrophe, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences.”

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/324146/#respond

boris

Is it possible there is unusual stress having Trump win the election and then endure vitriol and outrage from every direction.

And besides that stress how many relationships have been torn apart?

DrJ

Since we are inquiring about JOMers who haven't posted for a while, how is pollster/Another Barbara/Another Bub? She has been pretty silent since she moved to South Carolina. She and daddy met in Honolulu pretty regularly when she lived there.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
3h

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.” @foxandfriends Wow!

caro

I am so sad to hear about Pagar and Frau. I guess they can gather with the others on JustOneEternity.

Frau must have been 83 or 84. She came to the big Tea Party march in 2010 to celebrate 75, I think. She was a little spitfire even then.

Jack is Back!

Another Barbara is still active on FB.

I can find no obit for Frau aka Dawn H. Ridder either on The Claremont Courier or Legacy.com. Perhaps Hans, her hubby, wanted to keep it all private.

DrJ

Alas I never had the pleasure of meeting Frau. She was one of my favorites. Sigh!

caro

Jimmyk, thank you so much for posting the photos from Barbara.

MissMarple2

Oh, if only we had someone like Mitt as president. (Sarcasm intended.) Video at link.

This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I’ve ever witnessed. Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude. pic.twitter.com/kLGuJawDpv

— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) March 12, 2019
Buckeye

Most disgusting are the Mutt Rumbly staffers sucking up to the boss.

I wouldn't last a week in DC.

MissMarple2

Me, either, Buckeye.

Here is the press release for the college cheating scandal, along with the list of people indicted. I don't keep up with college football so I don't know who these names are; some are parents and therefore private citizens.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/investigations-college-admissions-and-testing-bribery-scheme

Old Lurker

no comment required:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/college-entrance-exam-cheating

anonamom

Did somebody already post this link to the video explaining who is behind AOC? I'm sorry if I missed it.
My husband (totally NOT some kind of rightwing nut) sent it to me, but I feel like it may have already been discussed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU&feature=youtu.be

Old Lurker

Damn, MM. Forgot to refresh!

Dave (in MA)

I sent TC a message on FB threatening to hold a mirror under his nose; maybe he's just hibernating.

Old Lurker

Funny thing about that college admissions cheating, is the story said the schools were not involved...even though their coaches were getting big bribes to claim the applicant was needed on his team.

Words. day mean nuthin.

henry

Dave, it is tax season... he could be busy.

Captain Hate

And besides that stress how many relationships have been torn apart?

Probably ones that were doomed to fail anyway.

Dave (in MA)

Right, but since folks were wondering I figured it can't hurt to ping him.

James D.

From OL's link:

"Singer would accommodate what parents wanted to do," Lelling said, adding that it "appears that the schools are not involved."

I do not believe that for a nanosecond. I think the schools had to know, and didn't care. Or got their own cut of the bribes somewhere along the line.

The Infamous Ignatz

Mittens is the reason I left the GOP, but in this case I gotta say, his method does have the distinct advantage of not spitting all over the cake as he blows them out.

sbwaters

Buckeye: Hard to do if the plane is fighting you.

Now it’s not the plane, it’s the Garmin 430/530 GPS and sims that fight you. Ah, for the simple days of VORs.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Missing Frau and her humorous, on topic, ever changing monikers.

The Infamous Ignatz

Interacting with Frau was always like talking to a feisty but loving alternate mom.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by President Trump, with video at link:

While you may never personally become addicted, the chances of knowing someone who struggles with it are high. If you, or someone you know needs help, please be brave enough to ask, or strong enough to stand with them as they fight through the disease. pic.twitter.com/gWTyC0SQXG

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 12, 2019
peter

Incredibly saddened by the reports of two more JOM community deaths. Frau was wonderful, as was Pagar. I used to love google-translating Frau's signature lines and getting the delayed joke. Mögen sie beide in Frieden ruhen;

May they both rest in peace.


Buckeye

Gee, I am shocked to find out the the Hollywood elite's kids are a bunch of dumb shits:)

Dave (in MA)

At least they didn't smirk at him,
https://twitter.com/SimplyBeautific/status/1105435469859438592

MissMarple2

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/03/12/representative-doug-collins-releases-transcript-of-lisa-page-congressional-testimony/

Links to both days are in this article.

I would say Rep. Collins is 100% fed up with this entire mess.

GUS

Has Ben Shapiro started blubbering for the BULWARK yet??
I went to a economic forum in January, they told me over and over and over and over how the new SELF DRIVING POD would get me from my BIKE to the GYM.

I asked "Who will drive the bike?"

lurkersusie

Does judge Napolitano ever get anything right?
Lin Wood
@LLinWood
·
18h
Judges who convert to TV commentators should accurately state law.
@Judgenap
claims minors have no reputation upon which to base defamation case. Wrong. Minors have same rights & protections under defamation law as adults & can also seek damages for emotional distress. Libel 101.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

CH, you might consider alerting kk about Frau. He enjoyed her name choices.

Thanks Dave for pinging my chess buddy TC!

This little episode gives us all the tiniest glimpse of what it's like to be a soldier after a bloody battle, or a community struck by earthquake, fire or plague. Shock, sadness, deep questions with no simple answers.
Common human experiences that bind us by our common humanity.

GUS

There were so many times that I would be clubbing the PITZER PUSSY about the head neck legs and ass, and there would be FRAU, coming off the TOP ROPE with the FLYING HEAD SCISSORS.....
FOR THE WIN!!!

Porchlight

This is the saddest week I can remember at JOM, but I am also 100% convinced that all three of these marvelous people who have gone to their reward would want us to carry on just as we have always done and not be gloomy. They were all happy warriors in their own way.

Old Lurker

James, I sent that cheating story to the girls and YL's immediate response was "Wow, whatever happened to just buying the college a building?"

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/03/12/student-stung-by-huge-scorpion-during-flight/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow

This was on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Calgary.

I am about 10005 more scared of scorpions than spiiders (except maybe tarantulas). I fully sympathize with the girl having a full-blown panic attack. I probably would have fainted just seeing the darn thing!

henry

OL, seems the parents are stupid as well. (evidence for a genetic basis for intelligence?)

jimmyk

"If software and sensors designed to prevent crashes actually increased the risk of catastrophe, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences.”

But by all means let's push ahead with driverless cars. What could go wrong?

henry

Uh Oh... this doesn't look good.


Dan Wetzel
@DanWetzel

In federal college admission scandal, feds allege Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith helped non recruits get into school by saying they were recruits. Enormous payouts — $1.2 million for one applicant?

https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/1105485826128003072

Captain Hate

Don't forget the Highland Hemorrhoid, GUS!

Porchlight

Interacting with Frau was always like talking to a feisty but loving alternate mom.

Yes, exactly! I regret not being a more frequent correspondent.

GUS, love your 12:56.

jimmyk

I am seriously considering a new JOM personality for myself.

I forget who recently mentioned it to me, but I'd been thinking the same thing: We need a youth movement for JOM. So rather than a new JOM personality, how about bringing your daughters into the fold?

Porchlight

This college admission scandal is juicy. My alma mater/place of work is mentioned.

Would they kick out current students if implicated? Void degrees?

Old Lurker

Saw that, Porch.

How much do you get paid under the table to recruit somebody for Team-Library?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Someone should create a blog called Just One Eternity and do a post on each of our departed. Hopefully, we won't have any more updates to it for a long, long time.

Just dayum. What a bummer of a month.

I've notified beasts of the latest news.

I'm still gobsmacked by all the body slams this month.

Old Lurker

I have tried, Jimmy. One, YL, is here occasionally but the other thinks I am already nuts and blames that on JOM.

Plus they, you know, work...

:-)

Porchlight

jimmyk, my elder daughter (15) seems to be a budding conservative, though I can't take credit. She has a crush on Steven Crowder. She lives in the texting age and her typings are only semi-literate, however. LOL.

Beasts of England

We always tease about who our favorite commenter is, but for me it was always Frau. Damn, this hurts. Prayers for my beloved Frau and her family. Prayers of peace for JOM.

Old Lurker

Beasts, we have to stop meeting like this...

Buckeye

No way I am encouraging either of my kids to take up JOM.

Bad enough they give me crap in person, not up for a continuous online dose:)

Porchlight

There is a German drinking toast that I'm sure Frau would have been familiar with:

Euch ist bekannt was wir bedürfen, wir wollen starke Getränke schlürfen.

Translation: You know what we need is to gulp down a strong drink.

What we at JOM need is to get together en masse and gulp down some strong drinks in honor of our departed and of each other.

henry

so close to true:

David Burge @iowahawkblog
3m

Breaking: parents paid Yale football coach $3 million to label 5'3", 120 lb daughter a "football recruit"; daughter destroys Ivy League foes with 3000 yards rushing in freshman season

Old Lurker

Beasts, and I am already living under the threat of Clarice sending my wife her book of OL at his worst.

Old Lurker

Sorry, Buckeye, I meant Buckeye...

Extraneus

What's the plan for the 22nd, Porch?

D

Jimmyk:
Like your idea.
So sorry about Frau.
She had a wicked sense of humor and had some great recipes.
She daddy and Pagar will have a great time together in heaven.I wish they could be here with us but God had other plans for them.
All three brought joy and laughter to our lives and will be missed.

James D.

Enormous payouts — $1.2 million for one applicant?

Holy crap.

Morals aside, if you had that kind of money to throw around, and you wanted to do whatever you could to help ensure your child's future, there have to be far better ways to do it than bribing their way into Yale.

GUS

Beasts, Frau was great. Feisty doesn't even start to describe her. I hope you are well Beasts.

henry

fun video at link.

Titania McGrath @TitaniaMcGrath
4h

Ahead of today’s crucial vote in parliament, here’s a reminder of what will come to pass if we don’t stop Brexit.


https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1105444677657026566

henry

James D, probably got the money back by having the daughter sue for sexual harassment or something.

clarice

Affidavit filed in college cheating scam:https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/college-bribe-affidavit.pdf

anonamom

MM, I just got a text from the oldest "you didn't love me enough to get me in to Princeton"---I hadn't seen the SAT/ bribe scandal. NOW I get it!


TC is fine, just busy. I let him know about daddy the other day (but he already knew) and I updated him w today's sad news and he replied.
So, do NOT worry about him.

Find lyle for me somebody! He could have gotten covered in an avalanche!
(Does he ski???)

Buckeye

Hey Beasts,

You need to stop by more often.

Captain Hate

The Usual Suspects:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380184

henry

Thanks for the transcript Clarice. I now understand the timing on the new Yale Womens soccer coach.

Neo

Patrick Moore indicated that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" would "kill half of humanity" (the Thanos strategy)

henry

Oh boy!

Real Time Economics
@WSJecon

White House might put colleges on the hook for student loans

clarice

OL, indeed my file is bulging..just waiting for the appropriate time.

Beasts of England

Howdy, all! I've now decided to boycott JOM until youse guys sign on to the Green New Deal! Why do you people hate our planet?! 😂

p.s., lol, OL!!

anonamom

What we at JOM need is to get together en masse and gulp down some strong drinks in honor of our departed and of each other.


Yes we do!
When are you all gathering at Shapiro's???
Or was daddy setting that up?

Marlene

Oh no! RIP,dear Frau. Her name changes were like a little puzzle for me to figure out,because I took high school German and retained about 1%. Caro described her as a spitfire and that is exactly the way I pictured her.


Ralph L

I believe I saw lyle post about daddy.

Since that's our third, no one else should feel the need to kick off this week.

anonamom

I thought that immediately on porch's post,ralph l, but wan't sure how to share it.

Thanks for doing so!

Captain Hate

White House might put colleges on the hook for student loans

Please make this happen. It's long overdue.

Buckeye

Beasts!

What have you been up to??

Don't make us come down to your honky-tonk for a weekend of drinkin' and chasin' women....

one second thought:)

Old Lurker

Cap'n "White House might put colleges on the hook for student loans

Please make this happen. It's long overdue."

But, but, then Trump would lose the political support of colleges everywhere.

Extraneus

I sent lyle an email. Will report back when he replies.

henry

CH, OL, WSJ says there is an EO under consideration, plus some comments in the budget that Congress should fix it.

Narciso

My zuckergerb reset and only some sections seem to allow comments

henry

Fun at the Madison Library:

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
8m

“When officers arrived, between 15-20 juveniles announced they didn't have to leave, they didn't have to listen to police, and that police couldn't touch them, according to the report.”

https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/5-juveniles-cited-in-angry-belligerent-library-disturbance-madison-police-say/1057508096

clarice

OL, I knoe of a gal who was turned down by every school she applied to until her dad made a $1m contribution to Harvard and in she went.

GUS

Me, Pin and Henry plan to attend the Indy meet up. I believe I started the banter, BECAUSE Daddy had made it his biz to meet up with LOVELY MISS M..
Chi-Town needs to be there, Gentlejim will be part of the Indiana contingent, and we have several in OHIO. We need to start a list, and once everyone including CLARICE/JANE/JACK/DAVE on and on and on and on, ARE ON BOARD. We pick a date.
OL said he'd pay for the FOOD and DRINKS at SHAPIRO'S. Maybe little Ben can be our WAITRESS.

Ralph L

put colleges on the hook for student loans

That might suppress the unemployable majors.

Jane

Ab is fine. I'm going to visit her soon.

Skipping ahead so I don't know if the new liberal scandal about Paying off colleges has been posted. Apparently it is very big and should result in jail time.

Dave (in MA)
Frau must have been 83 or 84. She came to the big Tea Party march in 2010 to celebrate 75, I think. She was a little spitfire even then.
Wouldn't she be more of a Messerschmitt than a Spitfire?
Narciso

So among the lesser known names, is the chairman of the executive committee at wilkie Farr gallagher.

DrJ

her dad made a $1m contribution to Harvard and in she went.

Sadly, this sort of thing goes on with concert tickets too. To get good orchestra center seats, there is a minimum contribution that is required (here at least) along with your subscription. In the old days continued patronage mattered more. Not any longer.

cindyk

Another wave “until we meet again, Dear Frau”! You showed strength and spunk! The one I would always pick to be in my corner. Your gift of communicating exactly what was needed said, made me smile. There will always be a void left by your departure, but you will be remembered.

Jane

I see I am way to late for everything. Well that;s fine with me!

anonamom

Re: the kids at the library.

I have taken care of poor/underclass for forty five years now. Whoever rolls through an ER gets the care they need. Far fewer encounters now than my my first fifteen years of school/practice.

There has been a marked change in attitude/behavior over the past decade.
Basically, what at our house we refer to as "feral children." There are a not insignificant per centage of "the poor" now who basically are uncivilized. They barely can speak; bark orders at people who they used to recognize as having some authority over them, or regard for; and have basically no respect whatsoever for any other being.
Mainly manifested in late twenties on down. Skin color not neccessarily a factor, but I have seen it more often in AA.
??rap culture
??natural result of now four generations on welfare, no dads around for over 70%?
?? loss of religious training

Jane

"TOO" late.

I think the bribing colleges is a pretty big deal (at least according to Rush)and could (if anyone pays attention, result in some big jail time.

Captain Hate

KK is aware of the roster changes.

henry

Jane, the transcript Clarice posted indicates three cooperating witnesses all pled guilty to get a lesser sentence. That includes the Yale Womens soccer coach (they appointed a new one in December). Lots of other indictments. Mail fraud, charity fraud, etc.

Captain Hate

a-mom,

All of the above PLUS lots of additional do-gooder programs to facilitate being a deadbeat parent, i.e. school meal programs.

boris

Lyle's last comment appears to be March 1st. The one before that was Feb 16.

https://profile.typepad.com/6p022ad3c043dc200b

Buckeye

Yesterday Mrs. Buckeye spent the day painting the guest bedroom and bath.

We now have erased all traces of the nasty baby crap green that covered every painted surface in the living space.

Kitchen and master bath have wallpaper that has to go, but place is actually becoming livable.

Captain Hate

Sadly, this sort of thing goes on with concert tickets too

This could have a ripple effect into a lot of areas which makes me wonder why this is happening now? This isn't anything new or unique.

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