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May 20, 2019

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joan

Well, then, why do they keep on doing it?

joan

So much rain. Thunder. Stormwater flooding.

Melinda

Sure, Iger, whatever you say.

lyle

So much rain.

Sheesh, you too? We’re getting soaked with another week plus forecast of it.

lyle

I’m watching Trish Regan interview Steve Bannon. I think daddy had a crush on her. RIP

Bannon is pretty sharp. Dude’s lived a partied live I guarandamntee ya.

Narciso79

Hard not to be:
https://mobile.twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1130639965199769600

I lost a lot of respect for Bannon, not keeping his eye on the ball.

The Infamous Ignatz

Got the same letter a few days ago.
PG&E has been increasingly shutting off power during wind events. Had a couple of outages last summer.
They nearly cut power just before the Paradise fire but regrettably didn't. 80+ people died because of it.
You can't threaten people with criminal prosecution for not cutting power under such conditions and expect them not to cut power. This isn't a case of nannystatism.
Frankly they should have been doing it more in the past.

Captain Hate

ESPN's the worst thing ever inflicted on sports.

Narciso79

Well Goodell at a meta level,

joan

Yes, we've had quite a bit. Over seven inches past three or four hours. Lots of street flooding in town. Our dining room flooded. Neighbors built an extension to their driveway. The lawn slopes down to us. Water runs in under double front doors. Big mess. Luckily, we didn't have what they forecast, potential for violent tornados and tennis- ball-size hail

The Infamous Ignatz

Best looking open wheeled race cars of all-time, IMO.
US Grand Prix - 1967

lyle

Trish’s makeup makes her look like a VERY expensive hooker newsbabe. 😎

joan

When I read your comment about Trish's makeup, it made me think of Maria Bartiromo. I like her, but her makeup reminds me of someone who's slept in their clothes after a rough day. :)

joan

Good night.

MJW

I was thinking about the new SAT adversity score, and realized there should be a bunch bright Asian kids from lower-class backgrounds whose combined scores will higher than the moon. But I suspect the people who cooked up the adversity score saw to it that that won't the case. I see lawsuits in the SAT's future.

MJW

... bunch of ...

I need to proofread more carefully.

MJW

... won't be ...

Good grief. At least I don't drop tags. (Now watch me drop one.)

clarice

nytol

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

An old guy is sitting on a bus when a punk rocker gets on.

The punk rocker's hair is red, green, yellow and orange, and he has feather earrings.

When he sees the old man staring at him, the punk rocker says,

"What's the matter, old man? Didn't' you ever do anything wild when you were a young guy?"

The old guy says,

"Yeah. One time I had sex with a parrot. I thought maybe you might be my kid...."

Narciso79

Heh, I'm reminded of the one that spocl gave the Vulcan nerve pinch too.

Manuel Transmission

Hey Lyle, check your email. I sent you a new wine to try. :)

Manuel Transmission

Hoyden, you might be on a train by the time you see this, but need to firm up whether you and your pal are going to join us on Saturday. We’re running over the Great Falls on Wednesday and then working our way back with a stop in Spokane on Thursday. Our pal setting things up for Saturday needs names for stinkin badges. Mad Dog is guest of honor.

Several of the gang have my email, if you don’t have it.

jim nj

Caught up now.

Jim and Iggy, a NG powered generator with an automated transfer switch is the way to go. Life is extremely boring without electricity. Back in the 80's I worked for a company that sold and serviced them. You don't need one big enough to power your whole house, just a few critical circuits.

TLG, when I had my external fixator removed I didn't experience any pain, but I did feel my bones vibrate. They use a surgical drill on reverse and literally back the screws out. No nerves in the bone.

Manuel Transmission

Iggy, I feel lucky that I was fully immersed in racing in the late 60s and think that was the top of the arc for the sport. Before that it was pretty primitive and afterward it became too professional.

jim nj

I don't see a problem with Gorsuch's ruling. It makes sense that a Federal treaty isn't extinguished by statehood. Although a lot of states would like that as they bully tribes out of legitimate businesses like tax-free cigarettes and gasoline, etc.

Second part of the ruling was about the land itself that was hunted on. Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest. One could argue that state law doesn't apply to Federal property. Maybe you could, but the treaty specified that hunting on unoccupied land was legal.

The court ruled that it was not occupied land although parts of the park are considered occupied. It referred that back to the lower court for reconsideration.

Lastly the Trump administration filed an amicus seeking to uphold the treaty as written.

jim nj

On that report that a UBS analyst thinks 12,000 retail stores will close due to the Chinese tariffs, I call BS.

6,000-6,400 store closings have already been announced for this year, then add this:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/dressbarn-is-going-out-of-business-to-shut-all-650-stores.html

Why? Because other retailers have stolen their business away.

Retailers that are closing have either lost out to faster moving competitors or to the effect of the debt levels they hold.

A lot of these retail chains were acquired at the height of the last market peak or went through leveraged buyouts.

So now we're up to 7.000 announced store closings. Could we lose another 5,000 this year and hit 12,000 total closings. I say it's very possible, but it won't be due to Chinese tariffs.

Not this year, but maybe next year. The tariffs are going to have a lag effect not a leading effect.

If you are in a retail business and can't manage to survive the tariffs with a good business strategy, then you deserve to fail.

Any company that can't meet its' numbers is going to blame the tariffs, no matter what its' real problems are. Some will be correct. Most will just use it as an excuse. Any stock analyst who takes that at face value and repeats it without confirming it should lose his CFA designation.

Another Bob

Stormy now says she never had sex with Trump.

https://nypost.com/2018/01/30/stormy-daniels-now-denies-ever-having-an-affair-with-trump/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

jim nj

An absolutely devastating story from, of all media, CNN, on how the Houthis in Yemen are stealing UN food aid to support their cause.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/middleeast/yemen-houthi-aid-investigation-kiley/index.html

You are going to be appalled at their tactics and even the UN won't deny the truth.

Send a link to your Senator or Representative. Ask them how this squares with any votes they may have made recently on curtailing military aid to Yemen's opposition.

After all, CNN never lies. Right?

jim nj

China wants its' Pandas back and might threaten us with reduced rare earth sales?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-20/xi-s-trip-to-rare-earths-plant-stokes-talk-of-trade-retaliation

Yeah, I guess they can play that card, but rare earths are available from elsewhere. It would take some time to bring some of those sources on-line because they weren't profitable due to Chinese manipulation of the markets.

If China is seen as an unreliable supplier of rare earths it will lose the market to more expensive, reliable producers. The stuff will cost more, but would become favored producers base on reliability.

I can't understand why China would want to go on the offense in a trade war. Who the hell is really running the show over there?

jim nj

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/huawei-danger-zone-chinese-telecommunications-company-threatens-britains-national-security

Some in the UK are fighting back against Huawei products in their telcom system.

hoyden

MT, I'm interested in the visit. I've sent email to my friends. I don't have any email connections here but will inquire on the FB page and post my addy.

I'm leaving out on Amtrak tonight, arriving Seattle on Thursday, 1030 am.

I will let you know when I hear back.

jim nj

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2019/5/20/editors-notes-socoms-iron-man-suit---a-worthy-moonshot

Reminds me of Dale Brown's Tin Man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tin_Man_(novel)

jim nj

via Insty,

https://alphanewsmn.com/audio-mob-with-hammers-descends-on-minneapolis-east-bank-lrt-patrons/

10-12 Somali teens with hammers attacked a group of people at a train station.

hoyden

This is the first I've seen on reported attack. Maybe local news didn't find this relevant.

Captain Hate

Iggy, I feel lucky that I was fully immersed in racing in the late 60s and think that was the top of the arc for the sport. Before that it was pretty primitive and afterward it became too professional.

Different category but drag racing in the late 60s was the same way, with the funny cars first starting as stock cars with altered wheelbases and the rails first breaking the 200 mph limit. Before that it was too clunky and after that too overwhelming.

jim nj

Odd story out of Texas.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/a-jewelry-box-led-police-to-revisit-hundreds-of-deaths-they-may-have-found-a-serial-killer/ar-AABCE3T?li=BBnb7Kz

Captain Hate

Stormy now says she never had sex with Trump.

Did anyone really believe that happened?

jim nj

Ch, on drag racing in that period, they had some odd geniuses before everyone else learned their secrets.

AM radio in our area used to have a familiar ad.

Sunday, echo, echo, echo, at Raceway Park, echo, echo, echo,... - announcing the latest drag racing event.

https://etownracewaypark.com/

Anybody remember "Big Daddy" Don Garlits?

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


jim nj

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/this-is-the-greatest-hidden-ball-trick-youve-ever-seen/ar-AABDAoX?li=BBnba9I

https://twitter.com/Jessica0820_/status/1129845349244444673/video/1

Here's the video. The pitcher faked a pitch. The catcher faked a throw to second base. The infield faked that the ball went into the outfield. Pitcher, who had the ball the whole time, faked disgust and drifted into a runner's path and tagged her out. Remarkable.

Captain Hate

Yes, I remember the Swamp Rat. He broke the 200 mph barrier using zoom headers and then made rails safer by putting the engines behind the driver. By then it was too fast for me.

Jack is Back!

Discussing cars and racing: R.I.P. Nikki Lauda. Age 70.

Buckeye

10-12 Somali teens with hammers attacked a group of people at a train station.

No worries. Little Miss Mogadishu will set her cousins straight.

When you wish just one of the bystanders had a firearm.

jim nj

I had to watch that video many times to figure out what was going on. I thought the ball was never in play. I was wrong, the pitcher did throw to the catcher, who threw a fast ball back to the pitcher, who faked a wild throw into the outfield and then tagged out the confused base-runner.

It happened so fast that even watching the video several times wasn't enough to capture the beauty of the play.

mike in houston

Love this

Texas Poised To Ban All Red Light Cameras

https://reason.com/2019/05/20/texas-poised-to-ban-all-red-light-cameras/

MissMarple2

Here's what the media won't show you:

Thousands of @realDonaldTrump supporters in Montoursville, PA! #TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/Z2b5Cg3xp8

— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 20, 2019

Short video panning the huge crowd at the link.

clarice

The Stormy article is dated Jan 2018

jim nj

"Swamp Rat," yes, I remember that too. That was his own nickname living in Florida and racing on the east coast.

The west coast dragsters thought he was a fraud, or a myth, before he went out to CA to compete against him. That, in my mind, turned the NHRA into a national organization.

NASCAR was kind of similar. They were never "stock" cars as they were heavily modified moonshine transport cars built to out-run the revenuers.

Growing up in the car culture of the 60's and 70's, it always amazed me how people could take a standard car and turn it into a fire-breathing monster.

Buckeye

Lauda had a nasty crash at the 'Ring in 1976 that left him with 3rd degree burns and his face completely disfigured.

40 days later he was in a F1 car at the Hungary GP.

"I said then and later that I had conquered my fear quickly and cleanly," Lauda wrote in To Hell And Back. "That was a lie. But it would have been foolish to play into the hands of my rivals by confirming my weakness. At Monza, I was rigid with fear."

Legnedary. RIP Niki.

MissMarple2

https://www.wthr.com/article/medicare-alls-rich-benefits-leapfrog-other-nations-1

This is an AP article on a local TV station's web site. Why they are putting up which for them is a pretty long and detailed article is a mystery.

Buckeye

jim nj

I spent my teenage years hanging out at all the garages where guys were building dragsters.

Going out with them on test runs with the headers uncapped.....heaven:)

Usually on some country road.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doug-collins-releases-loretta-lynch-andrew-mccabe-interview-transcripts?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/william-barr-rules-change-hurt-trump

Based on an interview Barr gave to the WSJ.

Barr says he felt that the rules were being changed to hurt Trump.

Another Bob

“Did anyone really believe that happened?”

I thought it was plausible. Why would Trump pay her?

Another Bob

“The Stormy article is dated Jan 2018”

I hadn’t seen nor heard of it ‘til now.

Manuel Transmission

Cap’n and jim_nj,
I lived and breathed drag racing in 62-63 timeframe. One pair of buds ran a AA fueler and the lead guy always prayed: “our father who art in Florida” as homage to Garlits. Everything was seat of the pants trial and error. Broke the 8 sec. ~180 mph barrier. Blow an engine nearly every weekend. Just a little more nitro might just get us there. This was all out in the desert NW of Phoenix. Lose a drag chute, and disappear out into the night.

I left it for sporty cars because there was too much macho punk attached to it. Found a more civilized crowd playing with the pea-shooters that I could afford to work on. Learned a lot of engineering from all that.

jim nj

Abortion is a touchy subject. As some of yesterday's exchanges showed.

For many people, including myself, abortion is wrong, period, but, if the choice is between a back-alley abortion or a legal medically safe one, I can accommodate my views to allow that with strict rules.

As a male, I can't imagine what an unwanted pregnancy feels like. I can't imagine the emotional complexities of what should be a hallowed event, but might not be to the effected woman.

I don't much like the idea, but can see a first trimester abortion as a compromise. Anything beyond that stretches compromise and logic.

While their are absolutists on both extremes I don't think they represent the majority. It's still worth arguing about since some states are going to extremes I can't accept.

lurkersusie

Pelosi losing control

Rachael Bade
@rachaelmbade
·
10h
GET IN THE ROOM: @SpeakerPelosi's own leadership team tonight rebelled against her on impeachment.

During a closed door meeting, at least five members of her leadership team pushed her to bless an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/444597-researchers-find-campaign-on-instagram-to-undermine-trump

The information comes from an Italian firm, interestingly enough.

Captain Hate

The west coast dragsters thought he was a fraud, or a myth, before he went out to CA to compete against him. That, in my mind, turned the NHRA into a national organization.

That was before when I paid attention but that sounds very accurate.

NASCAR was kind of similar. They were never "stock" cars as they were heavily modified moonshine transport cars built to out-run the revenuers.

Thunder Road, starring Robert Mitchum, was about this pre NACSAR phenomenon.

Growing up in the car culture of the 60's and 70's, it always amazed me how people could take a standard car and turn it into a fire-breathing monster.

It was still somewhat affordable to do that then. A bud of mine bought a beat up old pre Stingray Vette without an engine, put a 350 in it with a giant scoop on the hood, jacked up the springs and painted it flat reddish purple. He didn't have a lot of money but figured out how to do it. We used to tow it to a strip about 40 miles away; he ran in the mid 13s.

Once Dodge and Plymouth put hemi heads on their 426 it was game over for the relatively normal funny cars. I'm not sure why Chevy and Ford didn't follow suit since the advantages are obvious for maximizing the volume of air/gas for a given bore and stroke; maybe ManTran or someone else has insight into their bullheadedness. Whatever; they all got used to sucking MoPar exhaust.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/georgia-republicans-say-president-trump-cannot-take-state-for-granted

henry

Paul Triolo @pstAsiatech
23h

Xi Jinping visits rare earth minerals facility, amid talk of use as weapon in US-China trade war | South China Morning Post

https://twitter.com/pstAsiatech/status/1130450771672227840

henry

This should be a fun kickoff to the Dem Convention in 2020.

Jay Weber @JayWeber3
41m

State Sen. Lena Taylor running for Milw mayor could lead to some high (and low) comedy. She's a woman with a bottomless racial grudge and Tom Barrett is a man with healthy White Guilt....so get the popcorn.

henry

New scam alert:

Jay Weber @JayWeber3
1h

Conservatives should take note. Dems have a new metric to divide voters 'the racial wealth gap'.
Democrats have plans to close vast racial wealth gap

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/racial-wealth-gap-vast-2020-democrats-have-plans-close-it-n1007051

Jack is Back!

At one time when I was on the Morgantown power plant project, I raced my Chevy SS at Budd's Creek. CH knows it most likely. I had bought it from a guy who set it up for street and drag races. Hurst shifter, Edelbrock cams, etc. But it was not the car to drive long distance which I soon found out when I drove up to Southampton one summer weekend:)

If the Dems try Impeachment, I see their whole political infrastructure coming down in an "uncontrolled" demolition.

Captain Hate

I thought it was plausible. Why would Trump pay her?

Trump's pretty well known as finicky when it comes to germs. There was no way he was dipping his wick into that STD mosh pit. Trump finds porn girls kind of interesting for whatever reason; he's buds with Jenna Jameson who is a neat post porn survival story. Stormy's always had a higher than average self promotion urge and would have definitely had an interest in meeting DJT. Maybe he took her to dinner. When he decided to run for President he figured that paying her to STFU was a smart move. Then she met Avenatti...

MissMarple2

President Trump's first 2 tweets this morning are retweets of his endorsements of the Pennsylvania rep and judge candidates from last night.

MissMarple2


Byron York
‏Verified account @ByronYork
2m2 minutes ago

Interesting this morning to discover tweeps who believe Steele dossier's allegation of Michael Cohen visit to Prague. A certain group of dead-enders will, apparently, always believe Steele over Mueller.
=========================
I think this is an example of what we discussed yesterday.

henry

Gee, not a surprise:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/top-democrat-elijah-cummings-wife-may-have-gained-illegal-private-benefit-from-his-committee-activities

Texas Liberty Gal

jim_nj. It didn’t hurt when it was coming out of the bone but when it came out of the skin was when I experienced the pain

MissMarple2

Mark Levin tells it like it is:


Mark R. Levin
‏Verified account @marklevinshow
23h23 hours ago

“Mayor Pete” truly is an ignoramus. No wonder Scarborough endorses him. He’ll never accomplish 1/1000th of 1% of what Jefferson achieved for this nation. His cheap shots against Tucker & Laura w/o them present to respond was the act of a cowardly punk.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-scalilse-greg-walden-medicare-for-all-taxes-abortions

An op ed about "Medicare for All"

Captain Hate

Budd's Creek. CH knows it most likely

No, that's a new one to me. I went to Capitol dragway on Rt. 3 in Gambrills or 75/80 in Monrovia. Aquasco, the first east coast quarter mile strip, and York were too far away.

rse

MM link at 7:33 am-

Despite my attempts to draw attention to the political effect of Ga's heartbeat statute as well as the Governor hyping repeatedly how proud he is of it so that women voters emotionally respond negatively against any Rep Candidate, I do think it will complicate Trump's chances in Ga.

I also wonder precisely which pro-life single issue voters anyone thinks has been voting Dem in recent elections so that the effect of these statutes will be a wash electorally as someone noted yesterday. Really?

The Cong district that flipped--"in the midterm elections, the Democrats flipped a suburban congressional seat that had been in GOP hands since 1979"--is where I live as I have been warning about. The woman narrowly elected unquestionably does not live in Georgia and flies from DC back to her home in TN on weekends and breaks. Lovely, huh?

Strictly speaking though this is a much changed district and in the almost 25 years I have lived in the same place I was mostly in the 5th district with john lewis as my representative. Since his interest in helping is very much tied to melanin and prog politics that wasn't much fun. It is now a mostly suburban district that curves inside the perimeter to pick up some affluent and ethnically diverse intown areas.

So they lost the 6th district but it is a very different district over that period of time. Growing up in Cobb that was always the 7th district and was what Larry MacDonald, the Bircher shot down on the Korean Air flight represented. I held the distinction of being thrown out of his office on a closeup trip for asking what he regarded as an impertinent question about something he had said.

Anyway, that should put what is really happening here on the ground and the political shifts into perspective. The analysis here is that the Ga House will likely go Dem now in 2020 because of the already tight races in 2016 and 2018 and women already voting in the city and suburbs as a block.

Captain Hate

Ol' Yeller teed off on South Bendover's mayor last night.

Another Bob

“Abortion is a touchy subject.”

Indeed. Although my detailed view is probably 100% coherent only to me, nobody should mistake me for an absolutist on either side.

The photo seemed to stir up some of it. It seems clear to me the lesson it teaches is necessary for many.

I had a longer response composed responding to some of the specifics that arose, but decided to leave the topic alone for a while.

jim nj

Buckeye CH and MT,

I caught the bug in the mid-to-late 60's. All racing forms interested me, but the NHRA was my favorite. Just raw power. No finesse, no strategy on turns, whatever, just raw power. Pop the clutch, shift and hope the damn thing doesn't blow up.

But the idea that Detroit de-tuned cars was always on my mind.

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

The Yenko Camaros convinced me. That a dealership could build a better car was eye-opening.

Had a friend who shoveled a Ford 427 into a a Falcon. The power to weight ratio was obscene. The only problem was that it threw fan belts on a regular level.

Helped him work on it. It wasn't an alignment issue. The engine just threw the belts off by centrifugal force.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/us/china-infiltrating-us-colleges-to-recruit-spies-indoctrinate-students-intelligence-agencies-say

Manuel Transmission

I lost interest in the heavy iron for the most part, but Ford did make some serious engines for Group 7 CamAm cars. I remember some of them coming up for sale for guys to put in dry stack drag boats when they were too old to compete (like one year later). Of course they had their killer Indy car engines, but I don’t think they were ever deployed in other venues.

I may have mentioned it before, but I was so impressed with the ‘nest of snakes’ on those Indy engines, I built a set for my tow van. That and a mileage cam and some truck ignition timing and I got 17 mpg on a big Econoline that started with 10 mpg. And that was running 70 in the double nickel days.

Texas Liberty Gal

Heavy downpour right now and I have to leave for Bible Study in 2 hours. Good news is sunshine by noon and the rest of the day,

henry

I had a 72 Lincoln Mark IV in the 80s. Little of this n that and that 460 ran well. ;)

MissMarple2

rse,

Thanks for explaining your impressions of what's going on in Georgia.

I have pretty much stayed away from the argument, because it is so deeply personal to so many people.

I do think the democrats have deliberately injected it into the public discourse right now because it is so divisive.

Captain Hate

Had a friend who shoveled a Ford 427 into a a Falcon. The power to weight ratio was obscene. The only problem was that it threw fan belts on a regular level.

Helped him work on it. It wasn't an alignment issue. The engine just threw the belts off by centrifugal force.

My friend had the same problem with fan belts. Fortunately going a half mile won't cause overheating problems.

A 427 in a Falcon running under 11 seconds caused a strip south of me with a short shutdown area to require a chute.

Narciso79

I remember lauda played by bruhl from the hunt biopic rush so hes lived with this disfigurement for 40 years.

Narciso79

Yesterday re a Yemeni newspaper, the Houthis attacked najran airport, based in one of the provinces obaids grandfather took from the idriss prince in 1934.

Captain Hate

I also wonder precisely which pro-life single issue voters anyone thinks has been voting Dem in recent elections so that the effect of these statutes will be a wash electorally as someone noted yesterday. Really?

Maybe some pro life people who got tired of being lied to by the GOP will start voting again. Maybe I'm overly sensitive to that or maybe it's time to start treating voters like adults instead of catering to a bunch of retards. Maybe it's a formula for failure but it worked on 63 million people in 2016.

rse

MM-

If you know someone in the military that gets sent to combat situations, they are inherently far more at risk under the rules of engagement pushed under dem presidents. These statutes enhance the risk of that happening and those are people who are already known and loved.

If we insist on closing a touchy divisive moral issue by political means, then the political consequences are relevant. These bills are every bit as unjustifiable as the infanticide bills. The problem is the political consequences of the two extremes are not comparable in a media world where one extreme gets hyped endlessly and the other is simply not covered.

MissMarple2

https://www.hughhewitt.com/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-on-iran/

Audio interview and transcript.

Narciso79

58 million lives later, how should it be resolved, practically any law, gets thrown down by the minions of moloch on the bench.

Narciso79

Yes it's rather striking how miss daniels little in kind contribution came about, it was literally dragging a Jefferson through a trailer park.

MissMarple2

AMAZING! WWlI Veteran ‘Allen Jones’ (94 yrs-old) finally got his visit to the WH that he was promised last year in Missouri. He brought along his family & 4 other WWII veterans! Love this! #Veterans4Trump pic.twitter.com/HdTRr5bQUe

— JamieR {🎗} Army Girl ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Jamierodr14) May 21, 2019

Video of these folks with President Trump at the link.

Extraneus

Nice kinetic sand cutting, Beasts!

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/444687-retired-admiral-who-led-raid-that-killed-bin-laden-cautions-trump-on

Cautioning on military pardons. The press always seems to dig up these people like the President is just doing stuff without any legal advice.

Extraneus

For those who missed it the first time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYl9oe3gOKY&feature=youtu.be

jim nj

JIB, I bought a 68 Camaro in 1973 with 50,000 miles on it. Low mileage I thought, within a few months it lost serious power on the highways. Traced it to a bad cam. Must have had 150,000 miles on it.

TLG, interesting. I wonder if the screws inserted into my bones weren't near any nerve sensors in my skin. All I really felt was a lot of anxiety. Anyway I'm glad the fixator is gone. Have they mentioned physical therapy by now? That was the worst of it in my experience. All cases are different of course. In my case I got an a monetary reward because of reduced range of motion. It has gotten better over the years , but palm's up on the right hand is still iffy. I can't easily beg for change.
MT, thanks. Proves my point. After-market tinkering led to better performance.

RSE, I understand your point. It may seem that there are a lot of people inutterably opposed to abortion and that fact may turn off women, but I think that many women who resort to abortion also think it's wrong. They don't have to answer to me or you, just themselves.

Narciso79

Like not too polite zombies:
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/progressive-colonialism-southern-discomfort/

rse

For all the dog lovers at jom-we have cats so imagine my being stratled the other morning as a dog runs up to me on a sidewalk on a busy road but early Saturday morning. From then on, during what was a planned 3 mile walk he wondered off and ahead and occasionally crossed the road after squrrels or birds but he kept coming back to me. I think maybe it was the fluorescent yellow type I had on, but it was clear he was lost.

People thought though I was endangering my dog by walking him without a leash and are glaring at me. I don't want him to get run over so several times I am hollering and waving to make sure he is seen. He makes it back with me and then started walking with a neighbor going the other direction. Apparently hours later the owner found him or her because by this point people were posting on next door about the dog. Once I got him back to road where he met me, he stayed there with a variety of walkers.

Last night red is out with friends who she knew from montessori years ago but who all have parents in the area still. Apparently one of the diva's friends who came home from europe year abroad for little brother graduation had also seen my saturday morning with the dog and assumed we had switched from being cat people (she had come to beach with us several times and that is where we had rescued the cats from) to being dog people because of the way that dog seemed to be walking with me.

Jack is Back!

A little UK humor but most will get it. Think Huwaei and Chelsea Flower Show:

Jack is Back!

Admiral McRaven is a NeverTrumper.

I now regret giving Frederick his book, "Make Your Bed".

jim nj

rse,

You're a secret "dog whisperer"

sbwaters

the racial wealth gap: Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago.

Instead of race, isn’t this damning a welfare system that provides little incentive to work, a concentration of poverty without opportunity in urban ghettos, and the school systems they find there that have been pillaged of useful content?

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