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May 26, 2019

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MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Photos at the link.

トランプ大統領とメラニア夫人は、天皇、皇后両陛下との会見に臨みました。@POTUS & @FLOTUS were received by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. #POTUSinJapan 🇺🇸🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/A08ST2PJQ5

— アメリカ大使館 (@usembassytokyo) May 27, 2019

Translation :

President Trump and Mrs. Melania attended an interview with the Emperor and empress. @POTUS& Were @FLOTUS received by their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. #POTUSinJapan 🇺🇸🇯🇵

(Microsoft might want to quit taking credit for these translations.)

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Pictures at the link.

President @realDonaldTrump and Prime Minister @AbeShinzo met for bilateral meetings and a working lunch at Akasaka Palace. pic.twitter.com/BWTS826ZXT

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 27, 2019
MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

.@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP “a completely ludicrous quote,” attributing it to me. This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!

Jane

Nice job Jim NJ.

MissMarple2


Ronna McDaniel
‏Verified account @GOPChairwoman

Rashida Tlaib continues to obsess over impeachment this morning.

Democrats want to impeach @realDonaldTrump because they don’t have any other message heading into 2020 and they’re scared they can’t beat him at the ballot box.
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President Trump comments:


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Impeach for what, having created perhaps the greatest Economy in our Country’s history, rebuilding our Military, taking care of our Vets (Choice), Judges, Best Jobs Numbers Ever, and much more? Dems are Obstructionists!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

The Dems are getting NOTHING done in Congress! They only want a Do-Over on Mueller!

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1132738314933608448.html

Good column by Brian Cates.

Jane

This is the most memorable Memorial Day I can remember. I wonder if that is because we have a true Patriot running the country who loves all our soldiers.

It's been a long time. Patriotism is back in vogue.

Jack is Back!

Good morning.

Flanders is a right of center province while Wallonia is very much left of center. The Flemings are industrious, financially astute and independent while the Walloons are on the dole mostly having lost most of their industry.

Flanders is in the North, Wallonia in the south. Brussels is in the center and it is the primary support to Wallonia by using the riches of Flanders through taxation to support the Walloons.

The majority of Flemings speak 3 languages: Dutch, French, and English

The majority of Walloons only speak French.

If Flanders was independent of Belgium it would be the 4 wealthiest country per capita in Europe.

I just felt it necessary to correct some misimpressions I saw in earlier comments.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/05/25/how-a-trip-with-a-three-legged-dog-helped-an-ex-marine-find-redemption/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

This is a touching and inspiring article.

Extraneus

Jackson Lee seems to think the FISA warrants against Papadopoulos, Manafort and Flynn were approved, although we've also seen speculation that they may have been the three rare rejections from the same year.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/445647-trump-calls-us-japan-relationship-a-treasured-alliance-at-state

This has details of his speech at the state dinner.

Melinda

The best source on interest rates, https://t.alibris.com/A-History-of-Interest-Rates-Sidney-Homer/book/2940171”>Sidney Homer’s Opus, laid out how rates range, for the most part, between 2 & 4% since Assyrian times. Higher rates than those are the outlier, not the norm, as most in the financial press would try and convince otherwise.

Melinda

iOS does not play with html tags well.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/news/bikers-mass-for-rolling-thunder-as-trump-vows-to-protect-memorial-day-spectacle/

Lots of neat photos.

Melinda

Wow, the obsessive hate for DJT on those TWTR threads is getting ridiculous.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Weren't the interest rates that got so high several years ago only enabled because usury laws were repealed?

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/renee-nickell-memorial-day-cost

Written by a woman who lost her Marine brother in battle.

MissMarple2

https://www.westernjournal.com/hermancain/memorial-day-americas-clueless-holiday/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=thenewvoice&utm_content=2019-05-27

Making the point that too many people don't think what this day means.

Melinda

Usury laws have not been repealed to my knowledge. Trip rate is 30% and is why credit card rates are state based and Iowa allows 29.9%, I think. S. Dakota is 29.6% and the big banks have moved all their credit card operations to those states.

The reason interest rates move higher is not statutory, but the public’s perception that daily costs are moving higher, faster than they’ve prepared for, which is, of course, inflation. The daily costs include the daily cost of money, which is reflected in higher interest rates, the other end of the seesaw of price vs interest rates, the higher the rates are, the lower the price of the underlying security.

When you change the cost of money, by hiking basic short term interest rates aggressively and unexpectedly like Volcker did in the early 80’s, the shock curtails a stair step pricing mentality from setting itself into permanence, or worse, spiraling up to hyperinflation like the Weimar Republic or Venezuela.

I hope that makes sense.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/lZRn4j8SpD

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019

Video at link.

Jack is Back!

Remember when Zippy got Memorial Day confused with Veteran's Day?

A nice reminder of what Memorial Day really means, at 8:50 MM. Thank you for posting that.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Thank you! I really appreciate the explanation, which does make sense (at least to me).

Captain Hate

Listening to, of all unlikely sources, Little Steven's Underground Garage, last night he said that Memorial Day was begun by iirc a pharmacist in upstate New York to decorate the graves of soldiers killed in the Civil War and that it took years before it spread elsewhere and encompassed all vets.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

#MemorialDay🇺🇸

If you can't right click:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7k0Jx9XYAEboKy.jpg

MissMarple2

Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried to do a thread yesterday but didn't connect it properly, so it turned out to be 8 separate posts.

On his Twitter page which I am linking here, he has posted the photos of 8 friends he lost in the war, including personal recollections of their interests or character. It's very touching, and makes you realize that the men we lost are actual human beings, not statistics.

https://twitter.com/DanCrenshawTX

Buckeye

Thank God congress is out for a week.

Maybe a little less insanity for a few days.

A break would be nice:)

The Infamous Ignatz

Gee that Winston Churchill quote about muslims and minority/majority rights might just kick off the first Suckerberg/Dorsey posthumous shadow ban.

MissMarple2

Holy cow! Look at this dress Melania wore at the state dinner! Absolutely fabulous!

The Infamous Ignatz

Some enterprising souls with too much time on their hands should use some quotes from The Old and New Testaments, only using them as their own, to get God shadow banned.
I'd suggest the Koran too but advocating the killing of infidels would probably only get you a blue check mark.

MissMarple2

https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/26/colluders-obstructionists-leakers-and-other-projectionists/

Victor Davis Hanson

Jack is Back!

CH,

That pharmacist in upstate NY was one of many who practiced decorating soldiers or sailors graves going all the way back to the American Revolution. The Civil War sprouted many different "Decoration" Days at various cemeteries, throughout the South and North. I believe it was more formally established, as we know it now, in 1868 by General James Garfield.

Tradition has it that it was the gathering of Civil War Vets at Gettysburg in 1913 (?)that really set the calendar as Decoration or Memorial Day.

It used to be May 30th but Congress changed it to the last Monday in May.

clarice

MM, that dress was for the dinner in China--I think last year.
Nice recollections jim in nj.

MissMarple2

clarice,

Thanks for the clarification. The poster on Twitter was misinformed. I wondered why there was fur on the cuffs.

Still, it's a fabulous dress and I hadn't seen it.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/23/a-memorial-day-reminder-from-iraq/

This is an article worth reading.

It starts with a conversation with a Kurdish cab driver who served as an interpreter for the US Army.

Excellent writing and excellent thoughts.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by President Trump:


The Japan Times
‏Verified account @japantimes
13h13 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's Emperor Naruhito

MissMarple2

https://www.insightcrime.org/el-salvador-organized-crime-news/mara-salvatrucha-ms-13-profile/

This is an really helpful article about the history of MS13 and how the US helped contribute to their rise, through ham-handed policies and ignorance.

MissMarple2

Salvini says there is no "far-right" here, only politics of common sense.

"The real extremists are Merkel, Macron, Soros and Juncker - elites who betrayed and occupied Europe in the name of finance, money, multinationals and uncontrolled immigration." pic.twitter.com/3EolZ7mt5O

— Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) May 21, 2019

Video with on-screen translation at the link.

Extraneus

Looks like the triple-amputee vet who raised private donations to build the wall is actually building the wall.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/exclusive-video-we-build-the-wall-completes-first-half-mile-of-us-border-wall-in-4-days-from-private-donations/

MissMarple2

Posted by Don Surber on Twitter, a CBS News poll result:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7k2gcfWkAE5iKm.png

53% of those polled want Congress to drop the investigations and move to other issues.

Captain Hate

Remember when Zippy got Memorial Day confused with Veteran's Day?

Gaylord was special.

MissMarple2

96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the @USWNT match 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/TP3ggIF3z9

— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019

Video at link. Worth watching and listening to.

MissMarple2

Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump 'could well be treason' https://t.co/ViG9DSrsXY

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019

Link goes to article in The Hill.

Narciso79

I've heard that argument also they had a us trained army sergeant providing organization but it doesn't explain their fericity.

MissMarple2

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxGNQE5ZLA

Very much worth watching. 11 minutes.

clarice

The front section of the WaPo today is a hoot--claim Trump's visit to Japan was a flop--all he did was hand out a sumo trophy. And their coverage of the euro election is as terrible.

Narciso79

Yes its worth than useless:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7073723/Donald-Trump-world-leader-meet-Japans-Emperor-Naruhito.html

MissMarple2

clarice,

Remember that guy from Iraq who kept insisting that the Iraqis were winning? I can't remember his name, but he got to be an internet joke.

The WaPo is entering that territory.

clarice

And then there is Milbank LOL:https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/331519/

Narciso79

Baghdad Bob aka al Sahaf,

MissMarple2

Thanks, Narciso! Baghdad Bob is exactly who they are like!

Beasts of England

The 96 y.o. vet playing our national anthem on the harmonica is a nice way to start the day. Thank you, Miss Marple. 🇺🇸

Narciso79

Well who picked him:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/05/25/want-know-theresa-may-failed-take-look-chancellor/?li_source=LI&li_medium=li-recommendation-widget&fbclid=IwAR2yLM-a5gvGT1mPvoK8xynX2YHiF15uvo8R3vVhBH7uelGLYiuDKqcESCA

clarice

SURBER IS TERSER:https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/05/they-voted-pu-on-eu.html#more

Narciso79

Heh:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.euronews.com/amp/2019/05/27/hungary-foreign-minister-rejects-weber-for-eu-s-top-job-claps-back-at-article-7-torture

MissMarple2

This article has pictures of the dress Melania wore to the state dinner.

Scroll down to see the full view with embroidery.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/27/melania-white-floral-dress-imperial-palace-tokyo/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/BmmWXDFMQP

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019

Video at link.

Narciso79

In a den of thieves, you deal with what you got:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelan-businessman-joined-plot-to-oust-maduroand-escape-sanctions-11558958520?mod=mhp

Jack is Back!

Twitter is a sewer of Obama bot replies.

Did you notice in the video of the 96 y.o. Vet that that skank Megan Ripinoe did not kneel as she usually does but didn't put her hand over heart either.

Momto2

Thanks for posting, MM - Melania's dress is lovely and some of the flowers appear to be 3-D.

The fact that the MSM refuses to photograph her and (as far as I know) she's never been on the cover of a magazine (unlike Michelle who was on one almost every week) just exposes them for the petty, hateful people they are.

I wonder what Baron is doing this summer?

MissMarple2

Momto2,

One of these days I am going to see how many magazine covers she's gotten in Japan or Italy.

When I think of all of the horrendous outfits Michelle Obama galumphed around in, I am doubly enraged that our First Lady of elegance, taste and beauty is never shown.

I hate the press.

Beasts of England

I had to check if 'galumph' is an official word. Turns out it's perfectly cromulent. :)

Melinda

Push the beverages away for this one:

https://twitter.com/tracybeanz/status/1132985486606295040?s=21

(Link leads to a Vox video of biblical level delusion)

Jack is Back!

CH,

In re Bart Starr. An interesting clip from Peter King's Football in America column on Starr.

"But I did want him to know how good he was if no one reminded him about it much anymore—his 104.8 career rating in NFL playoff games has never been surpassed in the last half-century by the greatest of the quarterback greats. But he didn’t care."

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/27/bart-starr-dies-fmia-nfl-peter-king/?cid=nbcs-nl&utm_tags=nbcsemail1000&mi_u=5B22283A-9C7A-400F-A92B-1F3C3D01E51E

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7073455/Dramatic-moment-Chick-Fil-customers-climb-drive-window-escape-tornado.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

This has good video, but it was very slow to load. I think a bazillion people are accessing the site. You may want to bookmark and view it in a couple of hours or so.

It's pretty amazing how the staff shepherds everyone into a safe space. Good job!

The Infamous Ignatz

--Salvini says there is no "far-right" here, only politics of common sense.

"The real extremists are Merkel, Macron, Soros and Juncker - elites who betrayed and occupied Europe in the name of finance, money, multinationals and uncontrolled immigration."--

Bingo.
Is it not just a little extreme to turn the Europe of Charles Martel and John Sobieski into Eurabia?

Narciso79

Minitrue is always right:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7073827/Furious-viewers-slam-BBCs-biased-election-coverage.html?fbclid=IwAR19R04ZtAyO7l3eDUl8HUxFjGwF5d_c78AhfRa6Fv1m4FkJ8cLIVhmAjm0

Momto2

MM - In my opinion this was among the worst! First of all she is walking off Air Force 1 - not lounging around in her private quarters. I found it highly disrespectful of her position. Notice even her hair had not been fixed. Compare that to Melania who always shows excellent taste - whether the press likes her high heels or not!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
27m27 minutes ago

Hoping things will work out with Israel's coalition formation and Bibi and I can continue to make the alliance between America and Israel stronger than ever. A lot more to do!

Narciso79

Only Gina Miller is more delusional:.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/05/27/remain-delusion-sets-in-soubry-declares-victory-cuk-party/?fbclid=IwAR0tnYP1Rz_NTPXAccN4pv-Siek-9lnNzVUbKNXpv5Ertui42khtonJmb6c

MissMarple2

Momto2,

Quite true. She also wore horrendous dresses by obscure designers (who probably donated the dresses or even PAID her to wear them).

I can't count how many times I cringed at something she wore.

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=402&v=MQOgUVsUQJQ

Nigel Farage talks about the vote, and where the Brexit party goes from here. Very good interview.

MissMarple2

President Trump participates in a meeting with Japanese whose relatives were abducted by North Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=Uvbx-rB47UY

Jack is Back!

Typical BBC spin on anything right of center, and they set the center around a form of European socialism. I can't believe I had to cough up £100 each year to keep them afloat.

MissMarple2


Nigel Farage
‏Verified account @Nigel_Farage
7h7 hours ago

We will contest all 650 seats across the country at the next general election. I will not stop until the job is done.

Narciso79

So a Netflix subscription for what is a free service ostensibly.

MissMarple2

I am heading outside for a while so that I can get some stuff done before the next rainstorm blows through this afternoon.

Back later.

Extraneus

TEARS OF THE TIMES

I was deeply touched by the concern implicit in the Julian Barnes and David Sanger in New York Times story reporting President Trump’s authorization of Attorney General Barr to declassify the documents underlying the greatest political scandal in American political history — i.e., the Russian collusion hoax. Their concern for national security permeates the story. There it is right at the top, for example, in the lead paragraph:
President Trump’s order allowing Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify any intelligence that led to the Russia investigation sets up a potential confrontation with the C.I.A. It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares and which ones remain hidden.

...

Yet Barnes and Sanger somehow overlooked the many cases in which the Times itself stripped the CIA of “its most critical power,” and did so without the color of law. To say the least, previous cases reflect the Times’s casual malice toward national security. Perhaps we should pause over one or two such cases in the hope that we might catch the Times in an introspective mood.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

MissM 10:43
I don't usually click on the "fashion" links but that one was nice. I like the photos, they show the Japanese PM's wife is so smiley and friendly. You get an instant liking for her. Though, to be sure, I bet is not too hard to be warm, smiling and welcoming to Melania LOL.

Extraneus

AMY CONEY BARRETT SPEAKS OUT ON ‘DOGMA’ CHARGE, RELIGIOUS TESTS FOR JUDGES

“We have a long tradition of religious tolerance in this country and in fact the religious test clause in the Constitution makes it unconstitutional to impose a religious test on anyone who holds public office,” Barrett said during remarks at the Washington, D.C., campus of Hillsdale College.

“I think when you step back and you think about the debate about whether someone’s religion has any bearing on their fitness for office, it seems to me that the premise of the question is that people of faith would have a uniquely difficult time separating out their moral commitments from their obligation to apply the law,” Barrett added. “I think people of faith should reject that premise.”

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Shorter version of Ext's 12:25 link:
"It's different when we do it" :) :)

We learned this past week that "ratf*cker" is a perfectly cromulent legal term.

I wonder if "ratb*stard" is similarly pedigreed. A good word to describe the NYT in any case.

Extraneus

Where's Joe? Biden's campaign pace called into question

After launching his Democratic presidential campaign in late April, the former vice president came out of the gate with a busy schedule, holding events in all four of the states that kick-off the primary and caucus calendar, as well as stops in California. And Biden started and closed that campaign swing with speeches in his native Pennsylvania, which is also a crucial general election battleground state.

But Biden hasn’t held a public campaign event since his large kick-off rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 18. Since then, he’s headlined a top dollar fundraiser in Nashville, Tennessee and two more in Florida.

And while a bunch of his rivals for the 2020 Democratic nomination are stumping this holiday weekend, Biden’s off the trail.

“Joe Biden has no public events scheduled,” read a release from his campaign.

The ol' nip and tuck intermission?

Narciso79

Did they include the leaking of the western Iraq war plan to Sanger, how about that dubiously sourced nie (basically to general asghari) which got Iran off the hook

Jack is Back!

Another reason, as if we needed it, to not mess with Texas.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-senate-approves-bill-allowing-texans-to-carry-guns-for-week-after-natural-disasters-report

Jack is Back!

Yale v. Virginia national championship Lacrosse game is on ESPN if interested.

Jane

New!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Another new!?!
TM is nothing if not prolific ...

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