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April 23, 2019

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lyle

What happened last night?

Artichokes. 😎

Melinda

Jim,

It's not the Tamil tenor of the speech. It's the magic coincidence of just another iBama official in-country just before a terror attack.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

From narciso's 10:26, this frames the conflict.

Racial mix of voters is 74.9% Sinhala, 11.2% Sri Lankan Tamils, 4.2% Indian Tamils and 9.3% Sri Lankan Muslims.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Chelsea is traveling this week, Mel. Forget where.

Melinda

And I haven't had my summer boosters yet....

Narciso79

And this insurgency went on for about 30 years, so when algerians tell Iraqis and Syrians they have to be lenient with their foes, well Bashir has the presence of mind to laugh in their face, when the Russians whose hands are bloody with filtration tanks and zachistas complain about Gitmo and Abu ghraib

Momto2

Good article by Dennis:

https://www.dennisprager.com/why-hillary-clinton-and-barack-obama-tweeted-about-easter-worshippers/

Melinda

Meanwhile, the pixels of Free Pres from the Great White North:

https://canadafreepress.com/article/prison-anyone

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Got it, Melinda.
Though, with the heightened pace of attacks you can go pretty much anywhere and have a terror incident occur within a week or two of the visit.
Feels like synchronicity rather than cause and effect.

Narciso79

It sounded as genuine as new Asian dawn:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/world/story/group-suspected-behind-sri-lanka-serial-blasts-had-close-links-with-india-based-terror-outfit-1508296-2019-04-23

Captain Hate

A caller to Levin pointed out that the arguments used for obstruction in the Mueller Report, surely written by Weissmann, were nearly logically identical to the arguments against Arthur Anderson which were reversed 9-0 by the Supreme Court.

Captain Hate

Carpet bomb Mogadishu too:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380998

jimmyk

As sure as night follows day:

WashPost: Sri Lankan Attack Stirs ‘Far-Right Anger’

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2019/04/23/wash-post-sri-lankan-attack-stirs-far-right-anger

Are they implying that the left is not angry about the attacks? Perhaps they're correct on that.

henry

no surprise to me:

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
47m

WOW: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Will Veto Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1h

Pro life journalists charged with 15 felonies in CA for exposing the crimes of Planned Parenthood for harvesting baby parts receive indefinite STAY from CA Supreme CT. "The stay was based on the political bias and selective prosecution”

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1120711897656057856

henry

WSJ on SC reviewing Census citizenship question...

Deep divide? no more than usual. The commies complain Hispanics won't answer (muh free shit), while Kavanaugh & Gorsuch pointed out the UN suggests all countries ask citizenship questions in their reps3ective census.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-reveals-deep-divisions-on-2020-census-citizenship-question-11556037341?mod=e2tw

Melinda

I learned today that the question was on the census up until a lefty suit in the 1950s.

clarice

I've read it was on until 2000.

johns

Maybe Melinda and Clarice are both right. A quick internet search says that the question was on the long form until 2000 but not on the form everybody received since the mid-50s.

henry

well, from the WSJ reporting... it's back.

Narciso79

Evers should wear thuggee or babylonian garb at the veto ceremony

Neo

File under "but of course" …

Osundairo Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys, Mark Geragos And Tina Glandian, For Defamation

Buckeye

Is there a followup question about legal status; green card, visa, etc?

I doubt it.

What are the penalties for lying?

Narciso79

He even looks like julian beck from poltergeist 2

anonamom

This is too fun!

Latest in the Jussie Smollett affair:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/04/23/jussie-smollett-case-brothers-sue-actors-lawyers-defamation/3548531002/

Neo

Judicial Watch: FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

Also Confirms Over 49,000 Clinton Server Emails Found on Weiner Laptop

(Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner.

E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, made the disclosure to Judicial Watch as part of court-ordered discovery into the Clinton email issue.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-fbi-admits-hillary-clinton-emails-found-in-obama-white-house/

Narciso79

Why Lindsey was agita over salman
https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1120699898284867584

Jim Eagle

This is a rival school to Canterbury in CT. Frederick himself is a pretty outspoken young conservative. So, I passed it on to him, so he knows free speech is not free anymore.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/student-expelled-from-school-over-politically-incorrect-views-lawsuit_2888289.html?ref=brief_News&utm_source=Epoch+Times+Newsletters&utm_campaign=6387ec5dec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_22_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4fba358ecf-6387ec5dec-238870225

Captain Hate

Water is wet:

https://newrepublic.com/article/153655/should-democrats-impeach-trump

Porchlight

Your BBQ pork sounded fabulous, Extraneus.

Porchlight

This is really good, from WND:

Mychal Massie: Why I Support Trump But Not The GOP

https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/why-i-support-trump-but-not-the-gop/

Jim Eagle

Your Latin phrase of the Day:

Pecuniae oboediunt omnia.

Very true.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"Support Trump but not the GOP"
Works for me!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

My BJG buddies note this article.
Why does no court believe parents should be notified and consulted in the matter of their minor child's sex life?

JR and JimNorCal –
Kalifornia state-mandated student ID could include Planned Parenthood Hotline number:
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/california-school-ids-to-include-planned-parenthood-hotline

Catsmeat

CH, narciso--tonight I am teaching a chapter from Lytton Strachey's (snark-filled) Eminent Victorians (1918)--the chapter is the biography of the great military hero, Gen. "China" Gordon--in the end, adherents of the "Mahdi" cut the general down as Khartoum falls. The British public said many bad things about Gladstone, who let it happen, but he gave up on the area and moved the heart of British operations to Afghanistan, where the Great Game and serious local pushback necessitated the move. So nuking Khartoum rings a bell with me. The "Mahdi" himself didn't last long--violent end 13 years later. Strachey is making subtle digs at Gordon throughout, mostly for his deep religiosity and his unquestioning patriotic bravery. But then he was a really close friend of Virginia Woolf and a Bloomsbury person and so that's what you'd expect. The other chapters also snark about Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold (headmaster of Rugby and father of Matthew Arnold), and Cardinal Manning. This is the last class of my fin de siecle grad seminar--it's been a great class. But yes, to taking down Khartoum! Preferably by using Kev's excellent suggestion, the services available through 1-800-daddy.

Oh, and tonight they also get the 1915 diary entries of Woolf herself. Then they fill out their student evaluations and we say adieu!

D

Neo:
Wonderful posts today.
So Obama had Hillary’s e-mails.
Plausible deniability by Obama may not work this time.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Pecuniae oboediunt omnia.

Mostly true!
I saw, but can't remember where, a link to remember two (Marines?) who were on guard and shot up a suicide truck bomb (in Iraq?) trying to smash past the guard post and destroy a barracks. They lost their lives but saved their brothers in arms.
So there's a counter example.

Captain Hate

Thanks for that insight, Catsmeat.

Beasts of England

Will you accept 'Follow the money!', JiB? :)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Or "money is the master of all things"

Beasts of England

'The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner.'

Gosh, that sounds kinda bad. Hope nobody gets in trouble for that!!

henry

What is the Statute of limitations on that?

Melinda

Same as the IRS uses, I believe.

Beasts of England

I'm not sure, henry - but I'd be surprised if it's passed. And given the quantity of classified emails (~2,000 so far) she sent and received, there's a decent probability that there are Espionage Act violations on his laptop.

Jim Eagle

Bibi doing his best to capture the fainting couches market.

Netanyahu is aiming to hold a cabinet vote on naming a settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump.

Beasts of England

A quick search suggests ten years or more.

Old Lurker

Mel, the IRS has three levels of SoL depending...

Our lawyers will have to opine as to these Deep State Crimes as well as which are ongoing and thus still "Live" and which are by now "Dead". Can't imagine that any were "tolled by agreement".

henry

so as long as Comey's boys didn't give immunity to everyone involved, someone might get in trouble for that. (Note it was not redacted as part of an ongoing investigation).

Melinda

Audit has no bottom, except your birthday.

Old Lurker

One reason I have been suspicious of the GOP (OK, not so suspicious of them), and also a little suspicious of Trump's commitment to bringing Law & Order to all those Clinton-Obama crooks, is that NOBODY has ever produced a simple chart listing the "Crimes" that have been known to Trump supporters, together with a date when the Statutes run out for each.

Since approaching deadlines would invigorate the base demanding action, is that why that data has not been gathered and published?

anonamom

OL, you live near DC---have dinner with Devin Nunes, and ask him.

Jim Eagle

Jim,

LA Times article. One those marines was from Sag Harbor and a huge turnout for his memorial.

“All things yield to money“ is the more correct translation.

anonamom

"All things yield to money"

Not true. Health doesn't, nor does death.

Melinda

OL,

I didn’t think you were on Twitter, yet here you are under your nom-de-plume!

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1120733515950317568.html

Old Lurker

A-mom, Shakespeare nailed my cynicism of our politics, perhaps even including The Age of Trump, thusly:

"All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances..."

Therefore I fear we are not meant to see them hang, though it is useful to have us hope and expect it.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Mostly true :)

Jim Eagle

Latin, anonamom. That passage was circa 1st century. Not much health advice back then. Pliny was a philosopher not a physician :)

clarice

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Narciso79

Fascinating catsmeat, I first heard of Khartoum from the four feather, first the film adaptation then the aew Mason novel.

Extraneus

It was, Porch. Plenty of leftovers if you want to swing by. :-)

My buddy in Idaho recommended the pellet smoker and it's been a big hit for a year and a half now. I almost never pull out the gas grill anymore. Salmon, beef short ribs, pork ribs, brisket, even chicken thighs, all come out great. I'm trying a split turkey breast tonight.

Buckeye

S&P and NASDAQ in new territory.

Guess that is because Trump sucks:)

KevlarKid

Neo's: Judicial Watch: FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

is this anywhere near smoking gun status?

KevlarKid

"“All things yield to money“ is the more correct translation."

"Munny's like water." -Dug Leeck, Opdyke IL 1978 RIP

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Story at Politico, Mel.

Attorney General William Barr has received a waiver from the DOJ to participate in the investigation of a Malaysian development company that has come under investigation for alleged money laundering.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

For some reason I can't link or post pics since the typhus log in requirement.

MissMarple2

I am home. Son is going to come plant on Thursday, since we had a dinner to go to after the funeral.

Beautiful service and military honors at the gravesite. Two very highly-decorated Marines presented the flag to my sister, on "on behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a grateful nation." The American Legion fired off a 21-gun salute and played Taps.

Things I learned about my late brother-in-law:

He decided to go to Vegas and deal blackjack, which he had learned to do in Australia.

While he was in Las Vegas, he taught himself archery and then proceeded to win the Nevada state championship.

He had gone to pre-Castro Cuba with his fraternity brothers on vacation.

As my brother said (he did the eulogy) he had a life rather like someone out of Soldier of Fortune magazine.

Now I will go see what has been going on while I was gone.

Tom R

I wonder how long Trump has known about the FBI having all of those Hillary emails? My bet is this revelation has been waiting for the Mueller report to go public.

I know JW got the information via a court order but the DOJ could have fought against having that information become public on national security grounds. IMO all part of Trump’s strategic long term plan to drain the Swamp using multiple different approaches.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"All things yield to money"
"Not true. Health doesn't, nor does death."

Even in the area of health and death money has some influence though not, of course, absolute.
Every time a pro-Gov't-health Canadian politician comes to America and pays cash for medical treatment, it is an example of how money influences health.
Wealthy Westerners can, in some cases, travel to Asia and purchase live organs thus extending their health.
Every day that Hillary is not swinging from a rope, it shows the influence of money over death.
Not absolute power, but on occasion a powerful influence.

Extraneus

Why would Barr need to "receive a waiver" from the DoJ? Isn't he the boss over there?

anonamom

JiB, when I was much younger, and someone's behavior perplexed me, my much senior partner told me all behavior could be explained by being motivated by "sex, money, or power."

That does work pretty much for most everything.

Ex, what are the pellets made from?

KevlarKid

Nice background, Catsmeat. Brit military history fascinates me....the first "world around empire" as Fuller put it.

CH, cool reference to "Four Feathers". i think it was Heath Ledger's best film perf.

Extraneus

The JW piece only said that the FBI "found" and "reviewed" the emails, it doesn't say they "have" them.

Anyone want to predict whether they've been preserved?

Extraneus

Different types of wood, a-mom. Apple, hickory, mesquite, cherry, etc.

https://www.traegergrills.com/wood-pellets

Jim Eagle

Catsmeat,

I have all of Strachey’s works in my grandfather’s library, including “Queen Victoria”. Didn’t he form a new way to write biography by introducing Freud’s concepts of psychology and human behavior into his works?

From my reading only Nightingale got a clean sheet from him.

Extraneus

The cooking method is very precise because the system uses a feedback loop to maintain an exact temperature by slowing down or speeding up the feeding of the pellets into the chamber.

Beasts of England

I knew you'd have a Traeger, Extraneus!! Those are sooper spiffy... :)

MissMarple2

Oh, good. Romney is out of the country.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/04/23/mitt-romney-is-on-a-middle-east-road-trip-with-chris-murphy/

Porchlight

My boss was just telling me about pellet smokers. Pretty cool.

KevlarKid

"Two very highly-decorated Marines presented the flag to my sister, on "on behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a grateful nation."

i witnessed the military burial ceremony hundreds of times burying mostly Marines and Army during the Vietnam war.

We altar boys traveled with our resident district chaplain to the military burial grounds in Colma CA, just south of San Francisco. Sometimes we’d miss the entire school day should we have interred 3 or more of the fallen.

To this day the military burial protocol and salutes, especially the final command to fire, chokes me to no end.

After laying 15 to rest in one day in 1968 I was crushed by the end. I lost nearly all of my salt during the ride home to San Lorenzo. The chaplain had some words I stand on to this day:

"Son, burying the dead is a spiritual experience. Ask God to work through you with Divine Intelligence so you will be able to comfort the living."

This has been some parting season. Blessings and prayers for you and yours, MM.

Aho.

Shash

KevlarKid

"
I wonder how long Trump has known about the FBI having all of those Hillary emails?
"

are there solid details available to us peons re how the FBI came into possession of 'those Hillary emails?'

nice weather for baseball here. :D

KevlarKid

i'm 2.5 episodes into the new season of Bosch.

smokin.

sbwaters

I understand pellets go with with boiled artichokes.

Nutty flavor.

KevlarKid

the one thing, and only thing, i miss about eating meat is all the fuss over superb preparation.

i don't care if it was a lowly burger---- i made guests howl for moar! it was the jalapeno-spiced tomahtos we grew which capped em perfectly.

KevlarKid

all right then. back to it. ExHell spreadsheet time.

jimmyk

I thought these were the ones discovered on Weiner's laptop. Wasn't that NYPD? Maybe they handed them over to the FBI?

henry

BEER IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS CIVILIZATION TOGETHER

Some ancient beer in Peru

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/328459/

anonamom

Lengthy thread from drawandstrike fellow on the Hillary emails.


https://twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/1120739567584333830

Extraneus

Traeger is the big name (they make heating pellets for pellet stoves and invented pellet smoking so they could continue to sell pellets in the summer), but I have a Rec Tec.

Extraneus

Pretty sure it was the NY FBI office, jimmy, who also had to prod and threaten Priestap, Strzok and the boys to look at them. This is why I think there's a good chance they were destroyed.

Beasts of England

I knew you'd have a Rec Tec, Extraneus!! 😂

Tom R

Ext @ 3:10

Barr’s former law firm is representing someone involved in the investigation so he needed the waiver to confirm there was no conflict of interest.

Extraneus

Ah. Thanks.

Melinda

Ext,

Fitton got 49,000 of them.

Old Lurker

Ext, it was the NYPD that got Weiner's laptop and found the stash. Then they had to shame the FBI office in NYC to fess up about them.

Melinda

Stephanie,

1MDB link?

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/23/barr-trump-inauguration-fund-1287657

Waiver because Barr's old firm, Kirkland & Ellis are representing Goldman Sachs in the case.

Jim Eagle

Ex,

My setup in Southampton. Duel fuel pls smoker. Wish I was there now. Love applewood smoked brisket.

https://www.oklahomajoes.com/smokers-and-grills/smoker-grill-combos

lyle

My smoker is a charcoal fired Weber “bullet.” Way old school. Gets the job done and doesn’t take up much space on the deck which is good because my Weber gas grill does.

Extraneus

Fitton got 49,000 of them.

Did I miss that? In the piece, he seems to only say he got written answers to questions from Priestap, five years after initiating the FOIA suit.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-fbi-admits-hillary-clinton-emails-found-in-obama-white-house/

Porchlight

Wow. If it does everything it says it does, that's a fantastic price for the Rec Tec.

The power source might be an issue for us - it would have to be an extension cord to our one outdoor outlet, which already has a couple of things plugged into it, Christmas Story style. :)

Our 16-year-old cheap gas grill just went up in smoke a couple of weekends ago.

Melinda

Funny, that they also mention iBama's emails as "Office of the President of the United States", which seems awfully formal, and very, very specific.

Almost as if it was a message to someone....

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