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May 22, 2019

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peter

good morning, all, a rare chance for me to sleep in. They say on Drudge that 40% of the American public is receptive to socialism, and likely an even higher percentage foolishly foresees no problems with weaponizing the IRS. Perhaps subpoenas should be served on every Obama judicial employee, and every Dem committee head, and every Dem governor for their tax returns

Jack is Back!

peter,

Beautiful morning on the East End. Nice day to sleep in.

Drudge is the most negative site on the net. Should merge with Patterico.

Porchlight

peter,

Levin says that the only way to fight back politically speaking is to do just that. Fire with fire. Let's get Biden and the other candidates, Feinstein, Pelosi, Nadler, etc. to cough up.

Manuel Transmission

Porch, check your 440, please.

Marlene

Good Morning! Pelosi needs to put her progressives on a short leash. The daughter called last night and she vented about a situation that involved a progressive congressperson. It was inside baseball stuff,so I let her vent.

I haven't been able to sleep in since we returned from Florida. Waking up in Maine is the literal crack of dawn,about 4:30.

peter

Jack Cashill has an interesting theory on American Thinker.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/why_did_trump_hold_a_rally_in_this_small_pennsylvania_town.html

Another Bob

Willowed, re. the dem slate...

It really is a weird slate if you look at the whole list.

Lots of political “rookies” (but without any other serious experience), lots of identity politics boxcheckers, lots of plain weirdos. Several clearly trying to emulate the Obama “out of nowhere” model.

Strangest field in my lifetime.

Another Bob

Too 4D for me Peter.

henry

Yikes... i thought the bears were either up north or in the NFL.

https://fox6now.com/2019/05/21/whoa-black-bear-wanders-through-front-yard-of-home-in-johnson-creek/

Another Bob

Trump won PA on the basis of support from the suburbs and the small towns. Not enough has changed in the cities (if anything the Orange Man Bad thing has gone deeper) for Trump to change strategies.

henry

I think this ties in with drivers licenses for illegales:

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-democrats-push-automatic-voter-registration

Buckeye

Strangest field in my lifetime.

Another example of the chaos I mentioned yesterday.

Democrats are about to the point of pulling the pin out of the grenade, hope it blows up in their hands and the casualties are limited to their side.

Old Lurker

Henry, only the Progs could figure a way to weaponize the DMV.

Old Lurker

"Strangest field in my lifetime."

Name me another career where a person with zero talent, skill, intellect, (actual) education, or work ethics can in short order attain wealth and power over their betters and their betters' assets than in politics?

Another Bob

Yep buckeye. Nobody is in charge. Not even the children.

henry

OL, media.

Buckeye

Does it make me a bad person that I would really like to wake up one morning and find that somebody like Nadler just "disappeared" overnight?

anonamom

posted at Insty--worth the reading time. Letter to Newsome from a father whose daughter and her family are heading to the South:


https://politichicks.com/2019/05/open-letter-to-ca-gov-newson-from-a-parent-whose-kids-are-leaving-the-state/

Jane

I want tax returns on every member of Congress going back 10 years prior to when they got there.

henry

I want their secret sex harassment fund payouts disclosed. those are tax dollars.

henry

Man bites dog. Milwaukee Common Counsel votes against street car.

https://newstalk1130.iheart.com/featured/the-jay-weber-show/content/2019-05-22-mke-alderman-finally-stand-up-against-barretts-choo-choo/

henry

Never copy California.

CNBC @CNBC
5m

England will ban plastic stirrers, straws and cotton swabs from April 2020

Another Bob

Interesting thread by a (cute) Hong Kong economist of what Trump is up to re. China.

https://twitter.com/trinhnomics/status/1131090852036505600?s=21

It isn’t about “fairness”.

henry

Note, the Milwaukee pols are using the street car expansion as a hostage for moar graft. But it is blue on blue stupidity that will end up embarrassing the Dem Convention next year.

Old Lurker

Media provides access to the wealth but less so to the direct control of OPM. Also Media is a steeper slope to the top money, whereas politics requires one have only a working freezer.

Jane

I just finished the last thread on my Ipad which exposes me to Tom. So I wanted to reply to the "deception" BS with a little story, and you guys can decide.

When I was in law school I took a course on negotiation. Prior to law school I spent the prior 8 years negotiating for a living and it's always been my strong suit.

At one point the teacher asked 2 of us to come to front of the class and negotiate a deal. So we go up and start. At some point I had gotten more than I was supposed to get and I said: "Let me bring this offer to my supervisor and I'll get back to you".

End of negotiation. I was happy until my professor told me I was dishonest because I didn't have a supervisor in the negotiation. Apparently I was "deceptive".

I've been negotiating my whole life and apparently am very deceptive.

Thank you Mr. President.

Jane

Peter,

Clearly they are no longer teaching history in HS.

Tom R

Since Trump retweeted York’s article here is a key excerpt from it for anyone who is still fretting about how the Mueller report handled OOJ accusations.

allegations that the president obstructed justice to cover up a conspiracy were transformed into allegations that he obstructed an investigation into a crime that prosecutors could not say actually occurred. Although it is legally possible to pursue an obstruction case without an underlying crime, a critical element of obstruction — knowledge of guilt — disappeared the moment Mueller's report was released.

York then addresses several things all positive to Trump and damaging to the Democrats that have all occurred since the release of the Mueller report. He closes with this.

None of this would have happened without the Mueller report's conclusion that the evidence did not establish conspiracy or coordination. If Democrats could still claim that Trump and Russia conspired in 2016, they would still have the upper hand. But after Mueller, that claim is no longer possible, and Democratic hopes are dwindling.

Mueller’s exoneration of Trump pretty much guaranteed Trump gets re-elected in 2020. The exoneration gave Trump a clean bill of health that was a prerequisite for him to go on the offensive and start bringing justice to the Obama criminal cabal who spied on him.

anonamom

And someone asked about an 87 year old's pain management strategy.

Yes, you guessed right!
Number one---drop the carbs.

It has AMAZING effects on middle aged arthritis and aches and pains, from all I hear from partners, friends and family--I have no reason to think it won't help an oldster. She may need to give up dairy as well. That is what eliminated my friend's fifteen year struggle w Achilles tendonitis. Her daily luncheon yogurt was what was causing her troubles.

No, the 87 year old is absolutely not "too old" to change how she eats. It's likely to be very much as she did as a girl. Maybe pointing out she's a narc addict, and it is getting close to impossible for docs to prescribe them long term any more, might be a motivating factor. (In a much kinder way than that, of course!)

I am no advocate for "keto" baked goods, but if she can't give up her toast, find a substitute--everyone here who wants to continue eating bread seems to be satisfied with what they have settled on.

And --CBD oil, though pricey, may be worth a shot. A couple of the fellows I work with swear by it, and a study I heard about yesterday showed it helped strikingly with reformed addicts' physiological and pyschological/mental response to viewing videos of others using---a trigger to use again in most addicts.
Their stress response hormones were not elevated in the CBD group, unlike the people receiving placebo, speculating it decreases anxiety, and anxiety is a strong magnifier of pain.
(Thought to be why good prepared childbirth methods like Bradley have such low rates of drug or epidural use, and C section rates below 5%).

Tom R

Jane @ 8:39

Thank you for making the case that Trump routinely engages in deception. Not exactly why you say my belief he does that is BS but I guess you thought you had a good reason for it.

Another Bob

If Trump starts declassifying, don’t be surprised to find some sudden bipartisan support for impeachment.

Mueller’s “exoneration” (that isn’t) is mostly meaningless. This whole thing is a political act, not a legal one, and is far from played out.

Duh.

Buckeye

If Trump doesn't get re-elected, don't be surprised if 400+ pages get shoved up your ass Tom.

sbwaters

wisconsin-democrats-push-automatic-voter-registration

So if you accept the registration, but are not eligible because you are an illegal resident, can you be deported if you are caught and identified?

henry

sbw, not with our current AG.

Jane

Anonamom,

I've never had a lot of pain - some aches in my legs and stuff, but you are right. Since I stopped eating carbs I've got no aches at all.

anonamom

I have Jane's experience exactly--never had any huge pain issues, but with age, had some kind of bursititsy thing in my right hip; feet would hurt for a bit every mroning when I first woke up, til I "walked it out;" and my back when I did any planting , would be incredibly stiff when I went to get out of my planting crouch.

Now--none of that at all. NONE. EVER.

UNLESS---an afternoon of a couple of Margaritas and guac with chips on the pontoon---my "dietary indiscretion"-- reliably will have me waking up during the night from bursitis pain.
Almost Instant Karma!

And as I said, almost every one of my partners past 40 who avoid carbs will give you a similar story if asked.

YMMV.

henry

deep state deal cutting in progress:

The Hill @thehill
18h

#BREAKING: Justice Dept will give House Intel Mueller probe material if Schiff drops Barr contempt threat

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1130911497402671125

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Does it make me a bad person that I would really like to wake up one morning and find that somebody like Nadler just "disappeared" overnight?

Posted by: Buckeye | May 22, 2019 at 08:20 AM

If you're bad, then I'm bad, too. LOL

Old Lurker

A-mom "I have Jane's experience exactly--"

Which one? Being shocked at the change in Signal/Noise Ratio when reading JOM on an iPad?

henry

They will exceed HoJo flavors in no time at all:

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
7s

The Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election has already swelled to its largest ever. While Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are leading the pack, @GeraldFSeib says there are three other hopefuls worth watching.

hoyden

Arriving Minot ND.

Buckeye

Sciatica will cure you of all those little aches and pains that come with old age.

You'll be wishing they would come back.

Trust me on that.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Much of the Wall being built at the Southern Border is a complete demolition and rebuilding of old and worthless barriers with a brand new Wall and footings. Problem is, the Haters say that is not a new Wall, but rather a renovation. Wrong, and we must build where most needed....

Also, tremendous work is being done on pure renovation - fixing existing Walls that are in bad condition and ineffective, and bringing them to a very high standard!

hrtshpdbox

Is "killfile" something that's available only to Apple users? I'm just unclear on it, I don't want it; I can't even understand why anyone would use it here now that it's a sign-in only platform where, presumably, the host can ban anyone who behaves truly egregiously.

How hard is it to scroll through comments you'd rather not read; does is really save any actual time? How impossible is it that you might change your mind about the value of someone's posts, over time?

GUS

I guess you thought you had a good reason for it.

Posted by: Tom R | May 22, 2019 at 08:46 AM


Good grief, does it ever end?

Texas Liberty Gal

I heard Ari Fleischeron F & F say that it is unconscionable to force a woman to carry a racist baby! A "racist baby"???????

Jack is Back!

I am on day 3 of my Keto experience. But I do have a cold and sore throat from sitting outside last night in a cool breezy evening.

Today, I will finish my cheeseburger casserole for lunch and go with lemony chicken thighs with Brussel sprouts for dinner. You do feel better on Keto, so far. I still have some butter bread left for toasting.

That Cashill article is either freaky coincidence or is sending a strong message across someone's bow.

henry

Gotta love those non profits. Another one showing how honorable these people really are:

🛡𝗚𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗼 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀🛡 @GonzoVeritas
4m

Global Wildlife, a non-profit animal reserve, accused of financial impropriety and selling its animals to hunters. Boss Ken Matherne also accused of sexually harassing employees. @Popehat had a run in with him years ago.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_5868a72a-7819-11e9-ac30-cbe777f2f322.html

cathyf
So if you accept the registration, but are not eligible because you are an illegal resident, can you be deported if you are caught and identified?
No, it's a MUCH more evil scheme. If a legal immigrant votes, then the penalty is revocation of their green card and deportation. Given that most legal immigrants are not native-English speakers, and there is so much public-service haranguing to vote, and so much of the progressive voter-registration efforts are outright frauds and they are paying dirtbags to scare up votes, and legal immigrants are hard-working people who don't necessarily have time to read fine print, this has happened to more than one hapless green-card holder.

All part of the Democrat's plans to replace legal immigrants with illegals...

Buckeye

Arriving Minot ND.

Hoyden, that is one of the places MT and I would clear Customs flying home from Calgary.

Guy would drive out to the plane, stick his head in and glance at our passports.

Took longer to do the re-start:)

Beats standing in line at O'Hare.

Old Lurker

Hrts "How hard is it to scroll through comments you'd rather not read"

Not hard at all to SOB. Just as it is easy to not step in dog poop on a NYC sidewalk.

But clean sidewalks are nicer.

And yes, depending on the device and the scrolling method, Killfile can shorten the job of reading the posters that interest one.

Jack is Back!

Somewhere in this Elephant Walk MITO at Minot AFB is Hoyden:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rSm0j_4FJuE

MissMarple2

Jack,

ChiTown told me about that TWA 800 crash connection yesterday. Don't know where he got the information, although he follows a lot of sleuths on Twitter like I do.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/05/willie-brown-throws-shade-on-kamala.html

The most successful Democrat politician in the state of California gave a bad review to his state party's presidential candidate on Sunday. This should be national news.

Captain Hate

George Conway was on twitter again today and it was as disrespectful to his wife as always. Where are the nags?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

From the comments at the Surber article:

"We've had enough empty suits to last a lifetime."

"Among the whole Democratic Presidential field right now, is there even a single accomplishment?"

Brad Parscale, are you listening? :) :)

Captain Hate

Kabbalah must have given Willie an STD.

matt - deplore me if you must

Emperor Xi has threatened now to cut off REO shipments to the States. He thinks this will really scare us.

Pelosi is desperately trying to maintain control of a clownbus now. The bozos just keep on getting crazier.

It also sounds like Biden has a real problem with his son's corruption. Other than the fact that it is blatant and traceable, I wouldn't be surprised if Soros is behind it.

Momto2

Republican Google Engineer Writes Open Letter About Company’s ‘Outrage Mobs’ And ‘Witch Hunts’.

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1130846995952877573

Buckeye

She must have told Willie "I've had better".

Threadkiller

although he follows a lot of sleuths on Twitter like I do.

For which I am thankful.

It provides a necessary counter balance when DawsonSField tweets out that Comey and Loretta Lynch were working with Trump in 2016.

Not all sleuths on Twitter are Sleuthers. :-)

The Infamous Ignatz

Good old Minot.
In the top three domestic bases no one wanted to be assigned to, the others being;

Eielson, Fairbanks Alaska

and

Shemya, Aleutian Islands Alaska

MissMarple2

Momto2,

Google sounds like the worst place to work that I can imagine.

hoyden

Departing Minot. Minot is a JOM crossroad. Onward!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Collection of AOC memes.
Some new, some golden oldies. All derisive!
https://ocasiomemes.com/

MissMarple2

Threadkiller,

Like I have said before, all of the sleuthers dig up interesting information. For that, I am grateful.

Their theories, some make more sense than others, and I try to keep myself from buying into any of them or concocting my own.

Was that choice of an airplane hangar in Pennsylvania a message to the Clintons about something hinky about the TWA800 investigation? Or just a bizarre coincidence?

Of course, I would love to think Trump is sending messages to evil-doers, but the odds are it's just a weird coincidence.

ChiTown reminds me he said it was a coincidence, not a connection. My poor choice of words.

hrtshpdbox

Just as it is easy to not step in dog poop on a NYC sidewalk.

Unsolicited anecdote about the challenges of dog poop in NYC. I moved into a Greenwich Village apartment, on a tres petite side street (Jones St, in between W 4th and I forget what) in the summer of 1975 (or maybe it was 1976). What I didn't realize is that dog owners loved this side street as a quiet place to walk their pets - and there was NO LAW saying to pick up after Fido, so absolutely no one did. It was truly an obstacle course getting to and from one's apartment. About two months after I moved in the law was passed with, IIRC, a $100. fine if disobeyed. I didn't think New Yorker's would care about the law, but they sure did, thankfully.

MissMarple2

⁦⁦@Jim_Jordan on impeachment⁩: “They (democrats) have already started it, they just won’t formally declare it. There are secret memorandums called M.O.U.’s (Memo’s of Understanding) between various chairman on how they will coordinate their attack on the president.” pic.twitter.com/hcWAO1w2BT

— 𝕄𝔸𝔾𝔸🇺🇸🅟🅐🅣🅡🅘🅞🅣🇺🇸𝕊𝕋𝔼𝕍𝔼™️ (@RealMAGASteve) May 22, 2019

Video at the link.

henry

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
3m

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to highlight a Monday court ruling in which a federal judge ruled that President Trump can’t block a subpoena from the Oversight committee

MissMarple2


Paul Sperry
‏ @paulsperry_
13h13 hours ago

BREAKING: Mueller uncovered evidence that Kremlin-tied officials tried to develop contacts with BOTH the Trump campaign & the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election, yet Mueller only investigated & doc'd the efforts to reach out to the Trump campaign, not the Clinton campaign

Jane

Buckeye,

"Sciatica will cure you of all those little aches and pains that come with old age."

I had sciatica for years, not nearly as bad as people describe here - but no carbs seems to have cured it.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

MissM posted this last thread.
It's not just the recent cooling, the article lists a set of stories not being covered.
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/climate-change-global-warming-earth-cooling-media-bias/

Buckeye

Jane

I believe that. Anything that reduces inflammation is going to help.

James D.

Kabbalah must have given Willie an STD.

Given his behavior, how would he even begin to guess who gave it to him?

Extraneus

Mueller only investigated & doc'd the efforts to reach out to the Trump campaign, not the Clinton campaign

All part of the master plan.

clarice

Anonamom after about 2 months on Keto I had my annual checkup--all figures are much improved esp inflammation markers. did I mention that about one week into it, the psoriasis on my elbow vanished?

Beasts of England

'...yet Mueller only investigated & doc'd the efforts to reach out to the Trump campaign, not the Clinton campaign'

That's all part of the deception!! 😜

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/border-patrol-chief-carla-provost-to-leave-before-years-end-sources

Tom R

Mueller’s “exoneration” (that isn’t) is mostly meaningless. This whole thing is a political act, not a legal one, and is far from played out.

Trump uses the term "exoneration" to describe the outcome of the Mueller report so I choose to as well. You can disagree with him if you want. It doesn't matter to me.

You just admitted the whole thing is a political act and not a legal one. That is exactly what Trump (and I) are referring to. Mueller exonerated Trump of any wrongdoing when it comes to Russian collusion and refused to go along with Weissman's bogus attempt to redefine what OOJ means.

How do you impeach someone who did not commit any high crimes or misdemeanors? Now the Democrats are on the defensive and in shambles. You are correct that it is now 100% political and based on Trump's track record so far I am not worried at all.

Jane

Where is the Cashill article?

Jane

I found it - never mind!

mike in houston

Wonderful little essay h/t insty

Mystery, Manners, and the Rediscovery of Great Literature

https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/mystery-manners-and-the-rediscovery-of-great-literature/24178/

Tom R

EXT @ 10:26

Indeed and 100% in compliance with the scope of his appointment. Do you have any evidence that Mueller buried that information and did not pass it on to the DOJ for other investigations to use? If so that would force me to reconsider my opinion.

Jane

"Name me another career where a person with zero talent, skill, intellect, (actual) education, or work ethics can in short order attain wealth and power over their betters and their betters' assets than in politics?"

I've thought about that for years. If you know how to get people to vote for you, you need no other talent. The media is largely to blame, but we have to figure out how to change that.

Momto2

I am sleeping much better since starting Keto. I used to wake up multiple times throughout the night. Now I sleep through until morning...unless our resident opossum pays a nocturnal visit to the back patio. Then, everyone wakes up! "Open the door, mom - let me at him!!!"

Captain Hate

Mullah Brennan making the tiny step to full retard:

"I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more
evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in
the misleading highly politicized Barr memo. Your obvious fear of
Congressional action is warranted your dishonesty is appalling."

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I wish Brennan would get arrested just to keep him off Twitter.

MissMarple2

What's going on here:

https://cbs4indy.com/2019/05/22/helio-castroneves-tries-for-fourth-indy-500-victory/

henry

A punt and they are cleared...

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
6m

"We could not conclusively determine the identity of either individual depicted," the report from an investigation into a racist photo on Gov. Northam's 1984 yearbook page said

Tom R

How impossible is it that you might change your mind about the value of someone's posts, over time?

hrtshpdbox,

That's a great question. I think the more close minded and intolerant of different opinions that someone is the more unlikely it is for them to change their minds. The question of whether or not Trump routinely engages in deception or not is a good litmus test. If someone outright refuses to accept the reality that Trump routinely engages in deception then its going to be almost impossible for them to change their mind, at least in regards to anything Spygate related. For those people putting me on killfile is probably a smart move and beneficial for everyone.

hrtshpdbox

Can't let it go just yet - if you have someone killfiled, don't you see other people responding to them and wonder what exactly they're responding to? Or does everyone in the loop get together off-site (like on who-woulda-figured-that-a-blog-would-also-have-a-presence-on Facebook)and decide who should be poster non grata? Or does each killfiler independently decide where the line is between rooting out noise and enabling echo chamber?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

.

MissMarple2

Jim,

HAHAHA! Good one!

Beasts of England

I miss Eye Doctor...

hrtshpdbox

Tom R, just to start - I think some of your ideas are fascinating. In particular, I absolutely can believe that Trump didn't want to capitulate to New York's notorious Mafia hold on construction, contacted LE about it, and has worked with them in one way or another over the years. And, certainly, there is much we don't know about the true nature of the principals in this whole mess, and I very much enjoy speculating about the nature of those things (many people don't enjoy it, however).

I do think, just to touch on a present topic, that there is a big difference between "deceiving" and just not showing your cards; maybe you've glossed over that distinction to try to make a point. But I'd always want to see what you had to say.

Captain Hate

If you know how to get people to vote for you, you need no other talent. The media is largely to blame, but we have to figure out how to change that.

The way to change that is get rid of both political parties, which are unconstitutional embarrassments (George Washington was opposed to the concept of them) that the country has gotten used to accepting for no good reason. Trump is only a Republican by accident because both parties hate him for being an outsider who they can't control, and that he's so successful while being an outsider is an existential threat to both parties.

The propagandists act like the two party system has been a source of strength of the country which is errant nonsense; it's been the reason nothing gets done except continued massive spending. With communication being what it is there's no reason to have parties any more, particularly because neither of them adheres to a platform. The electoral college makes having lots of choices problematic but Trump's understanding of the media served him well.

Both parties deserve to be extinct and the more people that understand that the better.

Jack is Back!

Wasn't Eye Doctor aka Truth be Told aka Marty Souchack of my serial novel?

Jack is Back!

...Not Marty Souchak but Ernie Souchak..Geez!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

.

henry

indeed JiB

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