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May 25, 2019

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MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I think he was a traitor, too, which I think drove him nutty trying to cover it up and portray himself as a victim.

Megan McCain would have no career in TV if the libs didn't know they could count on her to attack President Trump.

MissMarple2


Arlington National Cemetery
‏Verified account @ArlingtonNatl
22h22 hours ago

As you visit Arlington National Cemetery this weekend, please be mindful of the families that are visiting loved ones laid to rest here. Please, provide them the space and privacy they deserve. Thank you.
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It's a shame that people have to be reminded of this.

Jane

Holy cow Caro! Sounds great!

MissMarple2


Dan Bongino
‏Verified account @dbongino
16h16 hours ago

God rest the souls of the brave patriots who gave their lives in the name of God and country. There is no greater love.

MissMarple2

This is great: Japan loves Trump! pic.twitter.com/y0yj6vJ1Br

— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱 (@PolishPatriotTM) May 26, 2019

Video at link.

MissMarple2


Anthony Calhoun
‏Verified account @ACwishtv
22m22 minutes ago

#BREAKING: Mark Miles CEO of Hulman & Company told me LIVE on @WISH_TV they will NOT move up the start time of the race because of weather. #DaybreakRaceday @IMS
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This is probably because of TV contracts. We have storms predicted for early afternoon which might either interrupt the race or cut it short, depending on how many laps have been completed.

Catsmeat

Very beautiful Pieces today, moving and important for people to read.

MissMarple2

July 14-16 there is a new National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. Here is their web site with a list of confirmed speakers, as well as links with information and to register.

https://nationalconservatism.org/

clarice

Good morning,JOM and thank you!
Caro, I saw your pic onn FB and wondered where you were. It sure didn't look like Utah. (You two seem to be having more fun than should be legal.)

Jane

Clarice,

I think they are too. Should we call the police? Great Pieces!

MissMarple2

My pit crew from the 1969 Indy 500 showed up this morning to escort me to the Speedway @IMS pic.twitter.com/cWO2Gcdswb

— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) May 26, 2019

Picture at link, and worth clicking on!

MissMarple2

Thank you @JPN_PMO @AbeShinzo! #POTUSinJapan🇺🇸🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/fWToB1XotG

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2019

Sumo video at the link.

Buckeye

Had a delightful time at my niece's graduation party.

Got to catch up with my BIL's family, some of whom I haven't seen since my sis and he got married.

Highlight was talking to my niece's Chemistry teacher. She was Hannah's mentor through high school and had high praises.

"Best student I have ever had, period."

Only downside is she mistook me for Hannah's grandfather.

Curse of white hair and being 15 years older than my youngest sis:)

MissMarple2

An astute observation:


Noah Pollak
‏ @NoahPollak
8h8 hours ago

Noah Pollak Retweeted New York Times Opinion

NYT is nicer to Al Qaeda terrorists than American Republicans
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NYT had a way too sympathetic article about John Walker Lindh.

Jim Eagle

Thank you, Clarice. Very moving remembrance.

I have been to three internments at Arlington: Two at the gravesite and one for ashes-in-the-wall.

There is a special building with parking that you enter and meet with the other's, mostly family, as the OIC (officer-in-charge) briefs on details and the order of the program. Then you are taken to the sites where the Chaplin of the internee's faith conducts the service. Full military honors including the obligatory folding of the flag including the recitation for each fold:

Symbols for the Folds of the Flag

The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks, and who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature; as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace, as well as in times of war, for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right, but it is still our country, right or wrong.”

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our armed forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor our mother, for whom it flies on Mother’s Day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood, for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since he or she was first born.

The 11th fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

All followed by the 21 gun salute.

Today, I will go to my family gravesite here in Southampton where they have already place flags on my Dad's grave. I will bring some flowers and prayers.

Captain Hate

Megan McCain would have no career in TV if the libs didn't know they could count on her to attack President Trump.

I wouldn't overlook the influence of Cindy McCain, who's done very well with her beer distribution company navigating the terrain as Anheuser Busch was owned by a Belgian company and now by a Brazilian conglomerate. Not questioning her commitment to the old goat, with whom she had multiple children, but having a Senator as a husband is always good for business during uncertain times.

Gentlejim

Clarice,
Wonderful Pieces. Thank you.

JiB,
Thank you for the post on the flag.

All you JOMers be safe. There’s always an overabundance of asshattery by others this holiday. I’ve lost enough friends these past few months.

MissMarple2

Did you guys know that Roseanne Barr has become friends with Thomas Wictor?

Picture here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7fk15-XkAAs-RL.jpg

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

“Why doesn’t the press apologize to President Trump for the Russian Collusion Delusion?” @marklevinshow @JudgeJeanine How about the Dems also?

MissMarple2

Gentlejim,

Around here this weekend suddenly makes a bunch of goofballs think they are race drivers. I have had people pass me going 60 on a 35 MPH speed limit city street, seen people running red lights left andright, and yesterday there was a guy on a motorcycle swerving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed and , of course, no helmet.

My daughter is to meet a friend for lunch today and I told her to be extra careful.

Buckeye

Monaco Grand Prix starts at ~9:10am EDT on ESPN.

Indy 500 starts at ~12:20pm EDT on NBC.

Charlotte 600 starts ~6:00pm on Fox.

Full day for us racing fans.

Jim Eagle

Robin Hayes Fisher, 44, is the British climber who died in the "dead zone" on his descent: Lack of oxygen.

Here is his Instagram site, with a number of videos of his ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/1c0n0clast22/?utm_source=ig_embed

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

The 500 starts at 11:00. Is it on tape delay on NBC?

Beasts of England

Tom R claimed that there were charges against Trump from his first day in office, so I asked:

Exactly which 'charges' existed on the first day of Trump's presidency?

And he replied:

'The FBI started the Russian collusion investigation in July 2016. It was still an active investigation when Trump took office.'

~

Rather than admit that he was wrong, he replies with a change of terminology. Wow. 😂

MissMarple2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6eiyeiWkAIaHca.jpg:large


John Dissauer
‏Verified account @johndissauer
31m31 minutes ago

You think your sports venue is big?? Pssh! THIS is a big sports venue.

You can fit Churchill Downs, the Roman Collesium, the Rose Bowl, Yankee Stadium, the Wimbledon complex and the Vatican City inside @IMS at the same time.

#Indy500 | #HoosierProud | #ThisIsMay
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Cool aerial photo of the Speedway with aerials of various venues superimposed on the infield.

Jim Eagle

TomR, the new Anduril.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come. It is where they want to be, & where they should be. Have a wonderful time today. Thank you to our great men & women of the Pentagon for working it out!

Beasts of England

Beautiful photos, Ig!!

Buckeye

Buckeye,

The 500 starts at 11:00. Is it on tape delay on NBC?

MM, 11:00 is when TV coverage starts, sometime between 12:20 and 12:45 is when the green flag drops.

Jim Eagle

Looks like every super-yacht in the world is parked at Monaco:)

MissMarple2

As we approach #MemorialDay, we remember those who died while defending our great nation. We also honor the sacrifices of their families who bore the grief and sorrow of loss.

Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg #HonorThem pic.twitter.com/YrhTGvcBez

— U.S. Army (@USArmy) May 26, 2019

Very moving video at the link.

Beasts of England

I can't tell if Trump has a cuff in his trousers or not. Any opinions?

image

MissMarple2

Beasts,

Like you were even looking at his trousers. LOL!

MissMarple2

President Trump Presents Award to Sumo Champion. First ever US President to attend the event. #MAGA https://t.co/Rwjo62JOBR via @YouTube

— POTUS Press ✩ 🇺🇸 (@POTUSPress) May 26, 2019

Video at link.

Gentlejim

The Donald is in that photo?

:)

Beasts of England

I like his tie, as well... :)

James D.

Also, either Klobuchar is lying or McCain was even nuttier than we thought.

I don't think that's an either/or situation.

MissMarple2


News Breaking LIVE
‏ @NewsBreaking
5h5 hours ago

BREAKING: A massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Peru

rse

MM--several years ago I was driving to Florida and was on the access highway that ultimtely deadends at Ft Benning. I unexpectedly came across rolling thunder on an otherwise empty highway on its way to what had to be a funeral and just started crying at the sight.

I imagine though their presence brought great comfort to a grieving family.

Narciso79

Embrace the power of and. Great solemn pieces clarice. MacArthur was someone who wanted to get the root of the problem and that was China and the Soviet union, codevillas review of hw brands tale shows he was right and MacArthur was wrong. In Vietnam we couldn't define the ultimate objective which was obviously not defending Saigon. Same for the gulf and other expeditions into the near east.

Jim Eagle

Dictators? When you think about McCain as POTUS he would have been the most paranoid executive since Captain Queeg.

Manuel Transmission

The 69 Indy race: the only one I had any tangential connection with. A buddy who I raced against in local ‘run what you brung’ sporty car events, ran a little repair shop in the single car garage attached to his house. Clint Brawner has him build up a backup motor for Mario’s car. Well, Mario being Mario had only one way of driving: lead foot down until you break the car or you win. So he breaks the car in practice and my buddy’s motor goes in. Problem is, that motor has oil cooling problems, so Mario has to baby the motor to keep the oil temp below the redline. He wins for the first and only time ever at Indy by driving ‘sensibly’.

Here’s an alternate view of why he never won again.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andretti_curse

MissMarple2


Gregg Montgomery
‏ @indy_gregg
12m12 minutes ago

Stands along the straightaway north of the pagoda beginning to get some fans in the seats at #Indy500 – at IMS Tower Suites

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7fvqd6XYAQCGjT.jpg:large

clarice

Thanks.

MissMarple2

I wish I had caught the name, but there is a driver who is in the race who is only 19. The owner is George Steinbrenner's grandson and he is only 22! The gal on the radio said she stopped by their garage and felt like a grandmother. LOL!

rse

MM-

After al senior and his wife divorced she moved with the kids to marietta and daughter mary ended up in my junior high class. Al jr was in my brother's class. I recognized the name from watching races so I got to hear stories of snowmobilling in NM, which was apparently a good excuse to skip school, how "crazy' uncle bobby was, and how formidable her paternal grandmother was.

al sr used to fly into maccullum to visit his kids and in those days my dad had a 172 he kept there. Would fly in on some kind of fine twin, but not a jet.

Beasts of England

Great story, Man Tran!! 👊🏼

MissMarple2

rse,

Cool story!

Nt dads cousin terry was a riding mechanic back in the days when there were 2 guys in the car.

My sister's first husband's uncle was the mechanic for Foyt. All I heard was "AJ, AJ" all through the 70's and 80's.

Everything is geared to the Race around here all through May. There are numerous events sponsored by different corporations, whether they are attached to racing or not.

Television coverage is blacked out in Indiana. That was a cndition the Hulman family required in order to allow it to be televised, which didn't happen until about 20 years ago. Consequently, I am listening to radio coverage. I will go make myself some coffee and breakfast now because they are getting ready to interview our worthless democrat mayor, Mr. Photo Op.

Manuel Transmission

Would you believe my mom babysat the Unser kids when their dad came to Phoenix International Raceway?

Momto2

It's a shame that people have to be reminded of this.

Reminds me of a few months back when we had the video of foreign tourists splashing about in the pool at the WWII memorial.

Lovely Pieces today, Clarice! Thank you.

We always fly the American flag and Washington's Liberty Tree flag on the other side of the front porch - "An Appeal to Heaven".

If my husband visited a family member who didn't have a flag he usually bought one for them and helped install it. He was not a veteran but he was a diehard patriot!

Old Lurker

JiB "TomR, the new Anduril."

The difference being that NOBODY supported or encouraged Anduril.

Beasts of England

Trump may have a third career as the president of Japan!! Talk about mutual admiration... 🇺🇸🇯🇵

MissMarple2

Crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today: 300,000.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/we-have-greatly-underestimated-feminisms-harmful-influence-on-millennials

True, but of course, it's all being blamed on the Boomers.

MissMarple2

Three time #Indy500 champ, Johnny Rutherford!
__________@tonykatz @JMV1070 @1070thefan pic.twitter.com/rhOvkRH408

— 93 WIBC Indianapolis (@93wibc) May 26, 2019

Photo at link.

Jane

And the reason you are concerned with that Beasts?

Jim Eagle

NOAA predicting up to 4 Atlantic hurricanes this season.

https://www.livescience.com/65551-2019-atlantic-hurricane-season.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190525-ls

Beasts of England

Which comment are you referencing, Jane?

MissMarple2

The #SnakePit is getting packed!!! pic.twitter.com/cnrc2rlIQk

— Mike Sullivan (@MSullyNews) May 26, 2019

Photo at link. There are 3 concerts there before the race starts.

MissMarple2


BNL NEWS
‏ @BreakingNLive
49m49 minutes ago

BREAKING: France has highest European Election turnout at this time of day since 1979
#EUelections


BNL NEWS
‏ @BreakingNLive
29m29 minutes ago

BREAKING: Very high turnout in rural areas of France, where they expect a high number of yellow vest voters, according to BFMTV. Right wing party Rassemblement National (RN), which was founded by former Pres. Candidate Marine Le Pen, is polling great amongst yellow vest voters.

Momto2

Yes - everyone please be careful on the roads this weekend. Our Auburn sports announcer (the Voice of Auburn) and his wife were killed last night by a 16-year-old driver. Not sure how he could have been "careful" as the teenager rear-ended him. So sad!

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/auburn-football-radio-voice-bramblett-killed-crash

MissMarple2

Momto2,

Oh, that is tragic!

Captain Hate

That's horrible, Momto2.

Manuel Transmission

OK, now to start catch up.

JiB and Iggy: yesterday Hoyden and her pal from Bellingham walk off the early boat and meet us at the hangar. We all, including my sis visiting from NC, climb aboard and head to Boeing Field for the big Buffer Day.

Wow. It is the commemoration of a Vietnam Vet Memorial Garden at the Museum of Flight with the Midnight Express Buffer (built in 1960) as the centerpiece. That’s the same bird that is in my nic pic before they took it apart and trucked it down to the museum a couple years ago.

The whole effort was a grassroots operation including the entire crew of the M/E, and led to the Buffer being now fully restored.

Mad Dog, who grew up over in Richland, was the keynote speaker and was clear that he didn’t serve in VN, but his older brother did and was his inspiration to also join the Marines. He also said that the wisdom conveyed by his brother and other older men from that war helped him save a lot of men when his life or death decisions had to be made.

Later in the afternoon, they had an 1-1/2 hr session in the Allen Theater with 3 Buffer drivers and 2 other pilots, who were also POWs. Very moving session. Talked a lot about the Linebacker II Christmas bombing raid that finally drove the North to the negotiating table and won the release of the POWs.

Jim Eagle

NEW

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

As kk repeatedly said: "Melania is a gift from God."
Bless her for her part in supporting her husband and us.

Another Bob

MM, when we were going to the 500, I-65 from Chicago south was a raceway itself. So many state troopers etc. are in Speedway working the traffic in and out there’s no coverage.

Was ticking over at three digits MPH myself a couple years and rather enjoying it.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

New?
I thought TM was on vacay.

Jane

Beasts,

I swear when I posted that it was right after your pix of melania's dress. Of course I'd been to the pool, taken a shower and made ribs before I refreshed.

It was funny then.

Tom R

Beasts @ 8:59

I have to give you credit. You can quibble to evade answering questions better than anyone else on this blog. You know good and damn well the allegations Trump was facing when he took office and you know good and damn well that was the point I was making. Surprised to see a fellow Bama fan stoop to that level of lameness to avoid admitting it is a valid point.

Tom R

Beasts @ 8:59

BTW this is the main point you decided not to quote so that you could quibble and evade.

There is no way in hell Trump could have gone on the offensive on Day 1 with that cloud hanging over his head. He couldn’t go on the offensive until he was proven innocent of the false allegations.

Allegations and charges are synonymous terms in this context.

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