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May 27, 2019

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Jane

Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy and Appreciate!

Thomas Collins

Well, Rocketman is probably smarter than most of the Dem field. And if he had been brought up in the USA with a regular Western education (not today's Common RottenCore education), he would have made a better POTUS than anyone in the Dem field.

henry

Yale scores first.

Narciso79

Well he was swiss school educated, but he dropped out. If memory served Danube spent some time at the school where the Shah and Richard helms was an alum.

Jack is Back!

Long Island kid, henry. Garden City.

Jane

It's 92 here and still going up. My company arrives around 2:30. I have the shades down on my lanai with one fan going and another on the way.

It's hot.

Having babyback ribs, corn on the cod, potato salad, beans, green salad and a weird cole slaw I've been trying to figure out since I went to the sushi bar. I think I'm getting closer.

Oh and my 'famous' "bourson cheese" first, and brownies and something else after. The booze will flow.

The whole time I'll be dreaming of the pool and kiwi will be in her pool dreaming of Alaska.

What's your temp?

Jack is Back!

Full contact lacrosse.

Thomas Collins

Sixty-six Fahrenheit in the Boston Seaport District, Jane. Cool breeze.

Narciso79

Let us not forget that bremmer is Hamas loving robert mallets lapdog

henry

64, big storms about to roll through.

Jack is Back!

76F in The Hamptons.

Jane, I thought you were 100% Keto?

lyle

52F and sunny here...for the moment. T-storms due this afternoon. Again. It’s so bloody wet in Sun Valley, it’s crazy. We have managed to get the pups out on a romp every day in spite of the weather. All the creeks and rivers are so swollen we’re trying to keep our Golden, Jazzy, out of them. She couldn’t help herself this morning and found herself downstream about 100’ in just a few seconds. Fortunately she was able to scramble out.

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

(In spite of SV being in the progiest county in Idaho, the flags at all of the Sun Valley properties are at half mast. God Bless America.)

The Infamous Ignatz

Currently 48 leading to a high of 58.

The Infamous Ignatz

Doesn't sound like your guests are on the keto bandwagon, Jane. :)

lyle

Grilled beef tenderloin, baked potatoes, mixed veggies and lots o’ wine for our dinner party tonight. Cheers.

lurkersusie

95 and its hot

clarice

Ginger garlic steamed branzino, brown and wild rice, cucumber salad with Asian sesame dressing, mango and berries. (vegetarian house guest this week).

Jack is Back!

Keto Cauliflower faux Mac 'n Cheese. Eat your heart out.

GUS

I wonder if it's ok to call Michael Isikoffs bullshit FAKE NEWS.
The FULL COMMIE SHIT SHOW publishes national secrets and that's OK.
And when CLASSIFIED DOCS are sent to a FEDERAL SEX OFFENDER, they say nothing.

FUCK THEM WITH A 2 X 4.

Captain Hate

Speaking of fake:

Gillette's new ad is even more offensive than its previous "toxic masculinity" ad -- this time around focusing on a biological female who's taking testosterone and thus now sprouting face-hair, learning to shave the first time, with the parting message, "This is the best a man can get," with the whole ad constantly hammering home the message that she is a "man":

https://news.yahoo.com/transgender-man-first-shave-gillette-152300868.html

Seriously, has there been an actual real-journalism investigation into what happened that turned Gillette from a normal corporation into a leftist propaganda outfit? WHAT HAPPENED??? And why?
Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2019 01:50 PM (5tb4C)

Buckeye

Ribeyes, parsley red potatoes, salad.

Just Mrs. Buckeye and I tonight, Jr. was able to make it last night.

I will leave the Acetaminophen in the bottle today and enjoy whatever vino she's drinking:)

Jack is Back!

Virginia up 3 goals on Yale. Its all physicality that the Hoos have but not the Bulldogs. 5-2

Buckeye

Mrs. Buckeye is playing in her dirt plot at the community garden today.

Couple of guys have run a rototiller through it 3 times for her.

I think that is confirmation she is younger and cuter than the other gals in the neighborhood:)

She has a lot of plants that need to get in the ground.

GUS

I hope the GILLETTE FACTORY burns to the ground.
Cheering on mental illness, the worst a company can get.

Buckeye

Yale goalie has appeared overwhelmed at times.

Jack is Back!

If you are a Proctor and Gamble stockholder you can write to them about the Gillette ads. Find it hard to believe P&G would be okay with that ad.

MissMarple2

I am dumbfounded. That is the same company that used to sponsor the Friday night fights on TV when I was a kid. I can still sing the damn theme song.

MissMarple2

Thread about the Ninth Circuit.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1132724818359476224.html

Jack is Back!

Isn't this "climbing Everest" getting little too ordinary except for all the dead bodies you have to step over to get to the summit.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7075077/Filmmaker-posts-disturbing-photo-Everest-climbers-stepping-dead-body-queue-summit.html

jimmyk

Finally caught up, sort of. Busy weekend, went to a blow-out wedding last night at the Marriott Marquis, 700 people, black tie. Probably cost a cool half mil at least. Our friends who invited us aren't so wealthy, but the other family evidently is. :) We heard they spent $150,000 on flowers.

MM's post of that largest American flag reminded me of my youth in Detroit when Hudson's department store hung what was then the world's largest:
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I think that was on Flag Day, which nowadays no one even notices. And this was before Detroit became the role model for Venezuela.

jimmyk

And congrats to Gus on Gus Jr's graduation.

Thanks to whoever posted that message from Mr. Frau. She was the greatest, really miss her.

lyle

Gotta say this Bootygig fella’s act is getting pretty damn annoying already.

lyle

That update about Mr. Frau was from Past is Prologue, jimmyk.

Melinda

RIP Bill Buckner

Buckeye

After the war, while in college my dad was a model for print ads for Hudson's, mostly suits.

He had a closet chock full of Hart Schaffner and Marx when I was a little kid.

lyle

Buckner had been living in Boise for quite some time. RIP

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1133049582382931968.html

Stu has a thread with additional commentary on UK and Spygate, with some information from a friend with 30 years in the intelligence community.

Lots of good info on this one.

Another Bob

If only people would not mention that play in their Buckner obits.

Do the man a solid, why do t you?

Extraneus

Spatchcocked lemon butter chicken on the gas grill with Swiss chard and bruschetta.

GUS

Thank you Jimmyk.

Another Bob, people, EVEN, baseball fans, have no idea what that play was. It was game 6 not game 7.
Buckner was a hell of a player. God bless him.

Jack is Back!

Refs letting rough play, chippy shots which favors bigger Virginia.

Extraneus

Down and Out in Brussels: Don’t Believe What CNN and the BBC are Reporting on the EU Elections

Jack is Back!

ESPN announces Buckner's death at 69 by reminding us of his error in game 6 of the 1986 WS. There goes Another Bob's request.

Dementia by the way.

Melinda

JiB-

Worse, Lewy Body Disorder.

Extraneus

Bernie Sanders Advisor Tweets Gif of Jeremy Corbyn Dancing on Margaret Thatcher’s Grave

Narciso79

Dude lost his council seat in islington and Thatcher was ultimately right. So was enoch powell.

Another Bob

Dunno GUS, not sure I’ve seen a Buckner reference that didn’t include it somehow.

He took it fairly hard, and never really got past it until he became friends with Mookie Wilson.

Extraneus

Michael Avenatti to face back-to-back arraignments in one day

It’s going to be a tough day Tuesday for disgraced celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who faces two nearly back-to-back arraignments in Manhattan federal court.

Avenatti’s first scheduled appearance involves charges that he tried to shake down athletic gear giant Nike for $20 million. He is then set to be arraigned before a different judge for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former client Stormy Daniels, a porn star who allegedly had an affair with President Trump.

Jack is Back!

No, Narc, the labour candidate in his district lost in his MEP election. Corbyn is still in Parliament.

Narciso79

That's what I meant, but it may be a canary, to his future Hope's I know the liberal Democrats took the seat, but still.

Jack is Back!

Yale coming back. Now 12-8.

Momto2

Chick-fil-a honors Memorial Day -

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/why-liberals-hate-chick-fil-a.php?fbclid=IwAR2AQ8RuRfsuAVyH2cw0Zh9NcsvmE24xXI3gcVMN25f8vjGIorGG_G_V_wE

MissMarple2

Sudden thunderstorm. Maggie is hiding in the bathroom. Tornado watch in the county north of ours.

Narciso79

How Bezos covers for bremmer:

https://mobile.twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1133051776104632320

Another Bob

Spun by the Royals White Sox game on the Roku.

Crew chief umpire being more than a little stupid trying to push through rain, with a tornado-warned thunderstorm about to pass just south of the ballpark. Field has standing water in the infield already.

Jack is Back!

For peter and OL, and any other Wahoos. That was an impressive physical game by Virginia.

henry, commiserations. Not big or tough enough especially in riding their opponents.

henry

Good for VA. Maybe the Blues can do a bit better this evening.

Beasts of England

Congrats, Hoos!!

MissMarple2

https://thedcpatriot.com/sam-elliott-gives-tearful-tribute-to-wwii-hero-sgt-ray-lambert/

Video at link.

MissMarple2

Like A Rockstar ...President Trump is a Real Leader ..Makes America Proud

The people of Japan shouting “We Love Trump” as the Presidents motorcade passes by.

pic.twitter.com/3H35Y1mqHZ

— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) May 27, 2019

Video at link.

Another Bob

For those interested Melania fashion reporting that MSM blacks out...

https://www.breitbart.com/tag/fashion-notes/

MissMarple2


Boris Johnson
‏Verified account @BorisJohnson
11h11 hours ago

The message from last night’s results is clear. It is time for us to deliver Brexit and set out our positive plans for the country.

(He links to an article he wrote for the Telegraph, but you have to have a subscription to read it.)

rse

91 degrees. Too hot to be outside and saw the first goodlooking bunch of collard greens yesterday in about the last two months. Had a $4.99 costco chicken carcass from last week that I broke apart this matter and added some onion, parsley sprigs, celery stalks including leaves, dried peppers. and a bay leaf. Came to a simmer at 8:30 am and I just turned it off.

Restock my trays of stock icecubes I use to augment storebought. Send my mom with some broth to get protein in my dad (watching him tomorrow so she can do a b'day luncheon for someone's 89th) and use the remainder for the collard greens.

Simmer new potatoes in stock until it can be mashed. Add spicy sausage (2 lbs broken up and browned) and simmer. Then collard greens get added cut into strips until just tender.

When red's endocrinolgist heard I made her collard greens on a regular basis and a similar recipe for lacinato kale he grinned from ear to ear. Diet matters a great deal to managing hashimotos.

Jack is Back!

But the bots are all in a conniption over Trump making friends with the Emperor of Japan because Zippy never had the chance.

Trumpschadenfreude on display.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Thanks for that fashion link! I am glad to see I guess right and that travel dress she wore on the flight over was a postcard print.

Another Bob

After briefly reviewing the Breitbart link, I concur with a previously-expressed view here:

Gift. From. God.

MissMarple2

Another productive day in Japan. @POTUS & I were honored to meet the new Emperor & Empress at the Imperial Palace today. pic.twitter.com/BS2enAFE9j

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 27, 2019

Photos at link.

Beasts of England

That's a heck of a motorcade, Miss Marple! And I have to believe Trump appreciates the positive feedback - and I'm sure the Japanese are aware of that, as well. I have wondered how he would have reacted had the left treated him with a modicum of respect from day one...

Another Bob

MM, also check @WhiteHouse_Fash.

Beasts of England

Seven hours for stock, rse? I bet the house smells great... :)

Manuel Transmission

The Seattle Times actually went to the trouble to report on the ceremony on Saturday.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/in-blue-seattle-a-b-52-bomber-used-in-vietnam-is-dedicated/#comments

On a somewhat parallel note, we went to the World Premier (heh) of the movie that our housekeeper pal starred in. Maybe about 50 of us who were in the cast/crew/friends groups. The guy sitting in front of me hears us talking about Mad Dog from Saturday. So this guy is from Richland and says that MD is now living there as it was his childhood home. So this guy's buddies are always texting him about running into MD at a coffee shop or other every day circumstances. Apparently MD had become the lead of some charity/non-profit, although a quick check didn't reveal any obvious detail there.

Last note from the guy, it turns out that Sarah Palin's mom lives in Richland and Sarah pops up fairly often in a similar mode of just hanging out. No celebrity mode, which seems in perfect character for her.

MissMarple2

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/05/caisson-platoon-horse-retires-to-loving-beloit-home/

This is a great story. GUS, I hope you see this! Beloit, Wisconsin!

rse

henry-you may find this interesting. https://www.datainnovation.org/2019/05/whats-next-in-standards-setting-for-ai/

I have been keeping an eye on similar efforts in the eu.

Jack is Back!

MT,

Thanks for that. Those guys are after me. Probably Linebacker drivers using F models then stripping the avionics and adding pylons for the G's. I think we lost 11+ buffers in Nam. Not certain on the numbers. After Arc Light I was at AFIT doing post-war stuff.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Isn't this "climbing Everest" getting little too ordinary except for all the dead bodies you have to step over to get to the summit.--

Yes. It's a joke and not a funny one.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Isn't this "climbing Everest" getting little too ordinary except for all the dead bodies you have to step over to get to the summit.--

Yes. It's a joke and not a funny one.

Pinandpuller

We saw two A-10’s flying over I40 landing at BNA. Pretty cool.

At this grass fed Farm Burger place I can get bone marrow added for just three bucks extra. Not today.

By the by, could someone please tell me what the IHS on a priest’s habiliment means?

Beasts of England

Iota Eta Sigma - the first three letters of Jesus using the Greek alphabet.

Melinda

Hmmmm. NGOs funneled USAid straight to Al Qaida?

This">https://www.stateoig.gov/system/files/fy2019_lig_oco_oir_q4_sep2018.pdf">This didn't quite make many headlines at the time, as I seem to recall.

Beasts of England

The intertwined PX glyph (Chi Rho) is similar: Christ.

rse

Beasts--

the stock is roughly the same color now as Bragg's apple cider vinegar. That is lots of goodness from something that was crystal clear when I started.

Melinda

Try again: https://www.stateoig.gov/system/files/fy2019_lig_oco_oir_q4_sep2018.pdf

Jack is Back!

Iggy,

Back in the late '60s, I joined REI just because of Jim Whitaker. I started climbing but nothing big. It was fun to get out and pretend I was an Alpinist.

Beasts of England

For sure, rse!!

~ ~ ~

Do you still have the photo of the glasses your family's sporting goods store provided for Hillary's Everest climb, JiB?

bubarooni

84 degrees with a decent little breeze to keep things a little cooler. Actually had some sprinkles ealier that had me a bit worried.

I was worried because I've got a couple of large birds and sausages in the smoker. Will be pulling them off at 5:30.

It smells really good.

I've never brined birds before so I'm curious how they'll come out. After rinsing them off I let them soak in water for an hour and rinsed again. Rubbed them down with olive oil and then applied copious amounts of 'tennesse whiskey' and 'cajun/creole' dry rub. Packed the cavity with sliced apples.

I hope they turn out well and my company is suitably impressed.

I really need a new smoker though. My Brinkman vertical smoker is falling apart. This will probably be the last time I use it.

Neo

While Baltimore has been struggling with an aggressive cyber-attack over the last three weeks, previously profiled here , it has now been revealed that a key component of the malware used by cyber-criminals was actually developed just a short drive from Baltimore - at the NSA, according to the New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/us/nsa-hacking-tool-baltimore.html

Extraneus

Pellet smokers are pretty nice, bub.

MissMarple2

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-27/california-shaken-more-80-tremors-chile-struck-largest-quake-12-years

Article includes a map of the Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire. If I lived on the West Coast I would make sure I had emergency supplies stocked up, plus an evacuation route to head inland.

Jack is Back!

Beasts,

You bet. I had to loan them out a few times to film crews who are doing docs on Everest and Hillary. Even have the gloves.

Marlene

Good afternoon JOM! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. We just returned from our weekend in North Carolina attending our niece's wedding. The bride was beautiful,of course and it was wonderful to have the family together. In fact,the bride and her first cousins had their picture taken,because it was the first time in 17 years they had been together as a group. The bride's sister,my brother's other daughter made a whirlwind trip to NC. She flew from Logan to RDU and arrived at 11:30 Friday night. She performed her maid of honor duties and took a flight back to Boston at 7 Saturday night. Her little boy is having his surgery tomorrow. She has a very positive attitude. The first priority is to remove the large tumor and then his treatments and prognosis will be determined.
Prayers for Desmond,please.

Extraneus

Veteran’s Private Border Wall Project Builds First Section Near El Paso After Raising $22 Million

Nice video at the link.

henry

Prayers sent Marlene.

Another Bob

rse, the focus on AI is IMO gibberish. “AI” is mostly a marketing buzzword.

There have been many efforts to apply and enforce standards in safety- and mission-critical software, up to and including proposals to license software engineers. Specific industries like medical devices, aviation and nuclear power have imposed various levels of regulation on technical solutions (that include software). The software industry generally has spent a lot of time and energy over decades experimenting (my opinion) with development processes intended to force a better understanding of what’s being produced and it’s correctness. Every place I’ve worked where safety of humans was relevant to something being developed, there were already reviews and additional requirements (functional and non-functional) imposed. That deals with “safe and effective”.

Not really sure why NIST is doing “ethical”, as they’re ill-equipped for that. Algorithms aren’t ethical or unethical, it’s how they’re deployed and that’s not fundamentally a technical question.

(I also have a problem with people with degrees in “Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government” putting themselves front-and-center in tech issues. They know enough to be dangerous, not enough to be useful.)

Beasts of England

Prayers for Desmond.

JohnH

RIP Bill Buckner.

I was a Red Sox fan my entire life up till October 25, 1986. I don’t blame Bill. Schiraldi was one pitch away, couldn’t bring it home. Stanley threw a wild pitch after relieving Schiraldi that scored the tying run.

It was only game six, with game seven the next day, but I knew then that a team doesn’t recover from a loss like that.

In 1978 I had to watch the Sox lose the AL East tiebreaker to the Yankees. What made that worse was that during the middle of July when the Red Sox had at least a twelve game lead over the Yankees I happened to be drinking after bar hours with Marty Springstead, at that time the head AL ump, who predicted the Yankees would take the pennant.

Old Lurker

A-Bob "the focus on AI is IMO gibberish. “AI” is mostly a marketing buzzword."

Thank you for saying that!

I have thought they over-play it like a Zombie Apocalypse.

Marlene

Funny story,my niece's new husband is from a wonderful family. Lots of southern hospitality. When introductions were made at the pre-wedding party Friday night,the daughter told his grandfather that she worked in DC. He is a gracious southern gentleman and responded,"you mean that place in the distance with a bubble around it?" The daughter laughed and said,"yes sir."

henry

Indeed, most “AI” is bulk statistics. The “ethics” are entirely political. (No surprise given who is pushing them). Thus facial recognition good, except where it doubles as gaydar. (A recent example). The other problem with the ethics approach is same as gun control. Only the law abiding end up disarmed. You would think with all their ejumakayshun these SJWs would figure that out... too patriarchal or something.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
22m22 minutes ago

Anyone associated with the 1994 Crime Bill will not have a chance of being elected. In particular, African Americans will not be ble to vote for you. I, on the other hand, was responsible for Criminal Justice Reform, which had tremendous support, and helped fix the bad 1994 Bill!

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
14m14 minutes ago

....Super Predator was the term associated with the 1994 Crime Bill that Sleepy Joe Biden was so heavily involved in passing. That was a dark period in American History, but has Sleepy Joe apologized? No!

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MSNBC's Jason Johnson: Trump Team 'Basically' Says 'I Hate Black People'

JOHNSON: "Who I think won the week, not only got Ben Carson but also Mnuchin. And that is (Congresswoman) Ayanna Presley, basically took out two of the most incompetent -- the only other person that she didn't take out this week was Betsy DeVos who I think is the third of the Three Amigos of incompetence in this administration."

Reacting to news that the new Harriet Tubman $20 bill will not be printed within the next couple of years, Johnson continued:

JOHNSON: "She not only got Mnuchin basically to say on camera, like, "I hate black people -- you're not going to get Harriet Tubmans in 2020" -- but she also got Ben Carson to reveal once again that he's not only incompetent -- he is not only asleep basically three-quarters of the time when he's doing his job -- but he's also a sexist fool."

Referring to Dr. Carson's book, Johnson then added: "I'm burning all of my high school copies of Gifted Hands."

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