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April 25, 2019

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JM Hanes

Beasts:

It's a shame we're not playing the slots because you got goose eggs across the board!

Beasts of England

I kinda figured my first two guesses were off, but I felt good about the third!! :)

lyle

Your 8:15 is positively daddy-esque, JMH.

And Beasts nails it. Especially the top photo...😎

Captain Hate

If Trump leads in a single poll I'll be stunned. He has no path to 270 - it's gonna be an early night!! ;)

DRUMPF'S A STALKING HORSE TO GUARANTEE RODHAM!!!

Narciso79

They're going with the cigarette butts excuse:

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/283710/the-tears-of-quasimodo

Captain Hate

This is how you win

You want to end the Sanctuary City thing? This is how. You arrest a few people who prevent federal officers from doing their jobs. Others decide whether listening to that is worth risking a federal sentence.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Make Nature Beg for Mercy on Earth Day! at April 25, 2019 07:43 PM (0QYMt)

Beasts of England

Agreed, lyle - JM Hanes has a beautiful mind.

Captain Hate

Rove to the fainting couch

Sanctuary cities don't even get majority support in California. This is an easy win for Republicans, even blue states reject them if it was ever put in front of voters.
Posted by: Blago at April 25, 2019 07:45 PM (UfkIY)

Beasts of England

The Bulwark has your desk at the ready, Captain!' lol

Captain Hate

A happy Horde is a good thing

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381035

Captain Hate

The rich memorial bierfest continues

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1199/24905/

MissMarple2

http://www.floppingaces.net/2019/03/08/betrayal-of-seal-team-6-led-to-extortion-17-massacre-in-bidens-benghazi/

Narciso79

Well still crazy in my old burg:

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/?tfp_display=list&tfp_id=FL_MH

Buckeye

I would love to see Trump make a swing through California.

"Your cities have turned into shitholes!!

What have you got to loose!?!?"

Catsmeat

sbw--so v. cool you argued Jarndyce v. Jarndyce to Cuomo--did he get what you were talking about? Dickens was only partly exaggerating a real case which went on for decades (this is from Bleak House, y'all).

Beasts, if you're bored curl up with Bleak House--that where that bit from Mrs. Pardiggle came from--if nothing else you will appreciate the vision of a megalosaurus tromping down Holburn Hill through the City of London which is conjured up in the first page.

Jack, I think your Hollywood Squares suggestion is a good one. Bernie is obviously Charlie Weaver; Kamala is Rosemarie; but who is Paul Lynde? Here's the man at his best:

Q: Paul, why do Hell’s Angels wear leather?
A: Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

And another:

Q: Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A: Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

peter

A lantern, a sieve and a washboard.

Narciso79

Not really dietary:

https://babalublog.com/2019/04/25/meme-of-the-day-cuban-american-comfort-foods/#respond

JM Hanes

Beasts:

Loved the boiled artichoke guess better than the real thing!

Mystery #1:

Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A large cast-bronze bell of a sturdy construction. The orb-shaped bell has a large slit along the bottom meant to project sound when produced with its clapper, a pair of lateral trifurcated suspension loops, a cylindrical suspension tube on top, and several petite spiralized appliques. Atop the decorative spirals rests a stylized bull's head complete with abstract eyes and enormous horns. The original clapper still resides within the bell, though centuries of earthen deposits and oxidation have fused it to the inside of the bell. This bell would likely have been used for ceremonial purposes, though the original intent of this object is unknown. Size: 4" W x 3.875" H.

Mysteries #2 & 3 to come. Just curious to see if Captain Hate will recognize the second.

Catsmeat

More from the Squares crew, great jokes though almost all of them are no longer possible in the public square (very unfortunately): https://haystackneedle.com/thoughts/the-best-lines-of-hollywood-squares/

Example:

Q: You’ve been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A: Don Knotts: That’s what’s been keeping me awake.

Beasts of England

Thank you, Catsmeat - I'll put it on my reading list!! :)

JM Hanes

Wow, peter!

You solved Mystery #2. It's a beer strainer.

Ancient Near East, Holy Land, Iron Age II, ca. late 8th to early 7th century BCE. A tall terracotta beer strainer used to separate solid ingredients from the liquid inside of a larger vessel. This sieve would have been first placed inside a vessel, stuffed with fermentable material, and covered with water and other liquids before sealing. Once the beer had been prepared or was to be moved to another vessel, the sieve would be removed and pressed to extract any remaining liquids. Sieve examples like this may have been used in bakeries as well since both breweries and bakeries were typically housed under one roof. Size: 4.875" W x 11.375" H .

Bread & beer. Staff and stuff of life!

Narciso79

Seems to have inspired an episode of doctor who, before it went off the rails

MissMarple2


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

I will be interviewed on @seanhannity at 9:00 PM. In 5 minutes - Enjoy!

Narciso79

That snippet of bleak house.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Carpe Donkum takes aim
https://mobile.twitter.com/CarpeDonktum/status/1121506814057754624

Captain Hate

Producing beer marked a new level of advancement in civilization, as excess grain was used to produce a safe (ie non tainted) liquid to drink.

Narciso79

David Morrell, yes the guy behind Rambo, has kind of a detective series starring Robert de quincey, I'm not making this up.

Narciso79

The opium water, I might have gotten thr first name wrong.

peter

Just a lucky guess. I have a clay pot that looks very similar to that which I bought at the now defunct Smith & Hawken garden store. I grow herbs in it.

mike in houston

Porch

Lexington is a wonderful place. You might get a job at Transy, but watchout

Majoring In Crime

The untold story of the “Transy Book Heist” is one part Ocean’s 11, one part Harold & Kumar: four Kentucky college kids who had millions to gain and nothing to lose

Manuel Transmission

Last night we went to a meeting to discuss whether we would help our pal, Glen Morgan, one of the two gadflies who have been very successful at poking corrupt Washington State deep state Demorats with a sharp stick on countless occasions.

This guy (more than Tim Eyeman, who is focused on legislation that keeps beating back the perpetual creep of taxation the Dims keep pushing) just goes out and launches lawsuits against every conceivable dipthong scamming the taxpayers and/or pumping cash around the swamp.

He has filed 433 campaign finance complaints against the proggies and won nearly every one. A really weird one blew back in his face. Turns out there is a batshit crazy cult leader, JZ Knight, who has been playing with the hoi polloi and had reached the point of peddling her scam to some rich furreners for more than $50MM. He quashed that and then unintentionally hit a couple of the internal wackos with robo calls during the last election. They sued him for violating a consumer protection law regarding cell phone calls, but this was exclusively election free speech, so the consumer law doesn't apply.

Big deal. There was a $6500 fine. Except the wackos found a wacko judge (did I mention this is in WA State?) named Murphy who was quite happy to invoke this bogus overlap of consumer and election law and allowed the cult lawyers to fabricate $120K of fees to dump on Glen with a 10 day put up or shut up deadline! And Glen is scrambling to cover that. (This guy lives in a doublewide on a few acres, so isn't exactly dripping in cash.)

clarice

https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1121577435504566272?s=21&fbclid=IwAR2PFrXfEuk1N_3OcHLryfjrqTLoM_zpF4JNKU6sdcTVmMp5wnrv2CbC3Pg

Narciso79

This was the first in thr series:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/david-morrells-murder-as-a-fine-art-may-or-may-not-be-art-but-it-is-fun/2013/05/12/cab17934-b744-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.html

mike in houston

here is the link

https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/02/transy-book-heist

lurkersusie

Jack Posobiec ✝️
@JackPosobiec
·
15m
BREAKING: White House aides are concerned fmr Pence Chief of Staff Joshua Pitcock may have left behind FBI listening devices after learning his wife worked for Peter Strzok

JM Hanes

Perhaps mystery photo #3 wasn't entirely fair, because the item was missing some parts; here is a more complete example:

Chalcophone 2 photo Chalcophone 2_zpsfuzscawl.jpg

Jane

That’s Amazing/ridiculous. Clarice.

Narciso79

Oh he works for Oracle now, and teaches at George town.

Threadkiller

Item #3 is the prototype Kenyan digital ID creator.

Later know as The Whitehouse Xerox Multitask Workcenter.

Narciso79

The wife is katherine seaman but there is no indication she worked for the fbi.

Narciso79


Perhaps exaggerated,

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/opinion/sri-lanka-attacks-mirror-ltte-insurgency/

James D.

So Avengers was simply glorious. Absolutely loved it.

No spoilers as promised but one note: there is no post credit scene at all so the moment the credits start rolling you can safely run to the bathroom.

Beasts of England

Bugs in the Oval Office? Was that wrong? I mean, if someone had told me that when I first started working here...

Narciso79

So don't drink anything before going.

Beasts of England

Hot blue-on-blue action, baby...

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381051

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Haven't seen the movie yet, but know most of the spoilers... yeah I read the last chapter in mystery novels, too. ;)

The most curious review I have read so far was that it should have debuted on Lifetime. LOL

Narciso79

I remember I saw the first avenger in 3d but I hadn't intended to, so what will Atlanta do next for an encore In terms of filming

Captain Hate

Hot blue-on-blue action, baby...

There are so many fissures between competing victim groups in the donk base that have been screaming for a non not who we are eunuch to sledgehammer a wedge into them.

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

Beasts of England

Very true, Captain. :)

~ ~ ~

Nytol

Narciso79

Well skippy Kennedy is red squaw playing Freddie prinze jr.

Narciso79

Well that does look awkward:

https://saraacarter.com/breaking-fbi-texts-show-agents-discussed-recruiting-white-house-sources-to-spy-for-bureau/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug&fbclid=IwAR1BTxiUx4uV1eISBEtMxnjKgx5RixQDuQTzqdkubW_54PIyUHJb2PlQr2g

Narciso79

They also mention Evanina my arrakkeen palace metaphor seems more on point.

Narciso79

Who better presenter:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1119086/BBC-Question-Time-Donald-Trump-Lord-of-the-Rings-Gimli-actor-Caroline-Lucas-Green-Party

clarice

an historic back story:https://www.thecut.com/2017/12/mike-pence-considered-replacing-trump-access-hollywood-tape.html

rse

Also saw avengers tonight. Red cried at the ability to bring so many stories together.

Luckily we went somewhere with service so there was wine.

JM Hanes

Mystery object #3:

Ancient Eastern Mediterranean, Phoenicia, ca. 8th to 7th century BCE. A bronze musical instrument called a chalcophone, composed of two parallel bars - each with its terminals twisted into tight spirals - linked by eleven bronze wires with thick springs on them. To be played, someone would shake or pluck at the springs. Fascinatingly, chalcophones are found almost exclusively in Phoenicia and in South Italian Iron Age burials, suggesting a link between east and west. Similar, but not identical instruments also have been found in Ur.

Chalcophones are often found alongside a type of instrument called "sonagliera," similar to chimes. In the South Italic contexts, they are associated with the graves of adult women. This is also true in Assyrian contexts, and the later Apulian sistrum - a similar instrument, depicted on red-figure vases is also associated with women, and, specifically, with religious contexts. It seems likely that this instrument would have belonged to a high status woman, perhaps a priestess, musician, or dancer at religious ceremonies. . Size: 5.1" W x 6.9" H

Looks a bit like a mini xylophone;in the first example, you're seeing the instrument's 'innards' without the spring covers.

clarice

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/440730-how-the-obama-white-house-engaged-ukraine-to-give-russia-collusion#.XMI9b8TRqi8.twitter

clarice

Love the mystery show, JMH.

jimmyk

That 10:53 piece about Pence is so full of unnamed sources ("It has been reported that...," and "according to several Republicans familiar with the situation") and innuendo, it's a parody of itself. And one of the named sources is Jane Mayer, so you can assume it's a lie.

jimmyk

Oh, and I forgot to add: The Atlantic piece it's based on goes right into the Charlottesville hoax that we've been discussing:

In Pence, Trump has found an obedient deputy whose willingness to suffer indignity and humiliation at the pleasure of the president appears boundless. When Trump comes under fire for describing white nationalists as “very fine people,” Pence is there to assure the world that he is actually a man of great decency. When Trump needs someone to fly across the country to an NFL game so he can walk out in protest of national-anthem kneelers, Pence heads for Air Force Two.

I won't bother to link it.

Narciso79

Even more fiction than anything in the marvel universe, but the Atlantic abandoned reality in 2007.

clarice

Well, there's this, jimmyk https://spectator.org/does-mike-pence-have-it-out-for-trump/?fbclid=IwAR1pxNmCn0H0YoMkYU3UCYpA869myPQFs7z2_cpIQCiw5Tkxx6zJIs-BKxw

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Like Beasts, my first thought was abacus.
My second was "musical instrument" but all the wires were the same length.
So ... all the same note? Naaah.

Cool

JM Hanes

Glad you enjoyed it, clarice. I stopped trying to keep track of all the players in spygate, so I have to hang around and wait till someone explains who is doing what to whom. :-)

Narciso79

So the mcu has done on for 11? Years a mythos as convoluted as the the illiad, I leave it to you to figure which character I'd which.

clarice

ack Posobiec
✝️
‏Verified account @JackPosobiec
22m22 minutes ago
Timeline:
Jan 20, 2017 - Trump inaugurated, Pence hires Pitcock as Chief of Staff, wife working for Strzok
Jan 24 - Flynn interviewed by Strzok without lawyer
Feb 10 - Pence meets with McCabe and shown Strzok 302s about Flynn
Feb 14 - Flynn resigns
----------------------

The lying 302s?

clarice

Again the mystery of why Mueller kept postponing the Flynn sentencing..was it to allow this stuff to come out first? Will Barr now that he's in charge just drop the charges?

clarice

Remember the claim by Thomas Wictor that Flynn was playing the sacrificial goat so that the real perps could be exposed?

Narciso79

Oh ok then:

https://mobile.twitter.com/WarpedMirrorPMB/status/1121600422425300992

Narciso79

Could he have been author of the anonymous OP ed from last year,

Porchlight

Sorry about your tooth, Neo. There's no pain like dental pain.

mike in houston, wow - I've never heard the Transy book heist story. Not surprised about the lack of security at the library, though.

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/MattsIdeaShop/status/1121568721481289728

clarice

If you have tooth pain and cannot see a dentist immediately go to the drugstore and get some oil of cloves..dab it on the enamel of the tooth--NOT THE GUM-- AND IT WILL RELIEVE THE PAIN--AN OLD TRIED AND TRUE REMEDY.

Narciso79

Heh dave.

Manuel Transmission

Clarice,

If you are still around, a couple of locals that knew Herb pretty well think he might have been taken out by a hit. Everyone knew his morning routine and that hill is fairly isolated.

Narciso79

Wait what happened again?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

What information did Peter Strzok feed CoS Josh Pitcock to give VP Pence to take down General Flynn?

Narciso79

Probably edited version of flynns communications

Manuel Transmission

Narc, if that was re Herb, he had a bicycle accident several months ago near his home. Some locals are suspicious it might have been a hit. He’s still unconscious, but they never determined whether he might have had a stroke.

Now that I think about it, didn’t his boss, Casey have a strange boating accident that did him in?

Pinandpuller

ITHACA, N.Y. — An Uber driver allegedly refused last month to take a college student to have her unborn child murdered after realizing that the address she had provided was that of an abortion facility.

The unidentified student posted about the matter on Reddit last month and also spoke with Yahoo Lifestyle last week. The woman is a 20-year-old sophomore at Cornell University and had recently been on Plan B to prevent pregnancy.

Last month, she discovered that she had become pregnant nonetheless. She decided to obtain an abortion as she didn’t feel that she was in a “position to care for a child at this point in [her] life,” and scheduled an appointment.

However, when her Uber driver arrived on March 21, he “seemed immediately uncomfortable.” Minutes into the ride, he asked if she was going to Planned Parenthood. She told him no, that it was just a doctor’s appointment.

https://christiannews.net/2019/04/25/uber-driver-refuses-to-take-college-student-to-murder-baby-after-realizing-address-is-abortion-facility/

Pinandpuller

How do you say "Molon Labe" in Hindi?

@GitaSKapoor

PepsiCo is suing each [Indian]farmer for a crore Just because PepsiCo claims they grow a breed of potatoes(patented) used to make Lays. This is called intolerance. #BoycottPepsi tag me tag the govt use this hash tag let's RT and show them we support our farmers.

11:34 PM - 25 Apr 2019

Pinandpuller

I heard it wasn't too long ago that you couldn't buy Pepsi or Coke in India. They made their own cola drinks. I don't know that India is better off opening their markets to our junk food.

Pinandpuller

Has anybody tried deep frying artichokes? I had deep fried spinach at a short lived Mexican restaurant of all places. Not bad.

Pinandpuller

Catsmeat


Ding Ding Ding!

Paul Lynde was Super Gay before it was cool.

Pete wishes he were the Center Square.

Pinandpuller

Southern Comfort is blended on the banks of the Mississippi in St Louis. Always considered it our revenge on the rest of the world.

Posted by: henry | April 25, 2019 at 04:57 PM

So is Canadian Lord Calvert apparently. The first Lord Baltimore. I haven't tried any of that since High School.

Pinandpuller

Weren't those just staffers and guests? They brought a bunch of white coats and invited the people in the audience to put them on.
At least, that's what I remember

Posted by: Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA | April 25, 2019 at 05:04 PM

I just heard about something called Propertarianism today. One of the tenets is that if a politician lies about something he can be sued. I want to say the way the guy phrased it is that your word is under warranty. Just another thing that only grows out of the barrel of a gun.

jim nj

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/25/microsoft-windows-10s-update-blocked-usb-sdcards/


Windows 10's May update won’t work on PCs with USB storage or SD cards
But users can remove those devices and restart the update.

jim nj

https://www.space.com/universe-expanding-fast-new-physics.html

The Universe Is Expanding So Fast We Might Need New Physics to Explain It

MissMarple2

Hey! Buzz is up!


Buzz Aldrin
‏Verified account @TheRealBuzz
51s51 seconds ago

I’ve always like the old Army motto, “We do more before 9 AM than most people do all day.” Who’s awake with me this early!? #productivityiskey

henry

Tongues smell things?

https://nypost.com/2019/04/25/human-tongues-have-a-sense-of-smell-scientists-discover/

MissMarple2


Reuters Top News
‏Verified account @Reuters
50m50 minutes ago

Glencore stock weakens as U.S. probes 'corrupt practices' https://reut.rs/2IZvOmL

MissMarple2


Reuters Top News
‏Verified account @Reuters
53m53 minutes ago

Democratic hopeful Hickenlooper to take on monopolies in economic plan that could challenge the dominance of companies like Amazon and Google https://reut.rs/2XDlnJM

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1121568398285127680.html

The Mysterious Hotel at the Center of Spygate

This is a conspiracy thread which includes mentions of Mifsud, Papadoupolis,Pritzer, Romney, Machiavelli, and Lady Gaga, plus others.

Lots of neat history and architectural pictures and adds nothing to factual information, but a fascinating read.

mike in houston

OK, here is the mint julep recipe I learned from some old Kentucky hands. In a julep cup or a highball glass put 3 to 4 fresh mint leaves, a teaspoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of water. Muddle the ingredients with a spoon. Insert a straw. Fill the glass with crushed ice and then bourbon. Top with sprigs of fresh mint. Find yourself a front porch and comfy rocking chair and enjoy. By the way, there is nothing wrong with using Wild Turkey.
I still have my Derby glass from the 1973 race where I was able to see Secretariat's ears win. I was in the infield with about 100k other revelers.

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/01/14/nyt-reveals-fbi-retaliated-against-trump-for-comey-firing/

anonamom

MM, I am curious---just how do come across those truly weird and "out there" things like your 5:59?

Agree--it is entertaining, and even (for me) enlightening---but who brings those to your attention???

MissMarple2

anonamom,

It was retweeted by a sort of "out there" person I followed on Twitter a couple of days ago because they were following the Q drops.

I run across all sorts of weirdo things that way, and usually I skim them and move on, but that one had such fabulous pictures and strange historical connections I thought some of the people here would enjoy reading it.

I mean, who could resist both Dracula and Mitt Romney in the same conspiracy? LOL!

MissMarple2

https://www.businessinsider.com/mike-pence-pac-president-trump-2017-5?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=twitter

Pence has started a new PAC.Some people are trying to make it sound like he's up to something, but having had him as my governor, I can assure you he isn't very devious.

Beasts of England

Spoken like a true West Pointer, Buzz!! Number three in his class, number two on the moon. :)

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