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June 12, 2019


Thomas Collins

No investigation is needed to conclude the Blues deserved it. Bragging rights are yours, henry!


Are they playing dumb or actually ignorant

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma


Bijou is fine. Angel her pup that was bit by the copper head is recovering. Sore, but recovering.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny.--

I guess spooks really are above the law.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Both officials were involved in the agency’s work on understanding the Russian campaign to sabotage the election in 2016.--

Ah, so that's what Brennan and company were doing; just trying to unnerstand.
Selfless patriots, one and all.


Largely so, see the Edwin Wilson case, when they dumped their man in a deep hole for 20 years,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--It was a pleasure to host my friends President Andrzej Duda and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda of Poland...--

So, de Camptown Races are in Poland?
Or is our degenerate former troll now the President?


The dossier had serious flaws as the kavalec memo proved, you're telling me that Putin's fixer and the deputy division chief talked to not only a burnt spy but the handler of their greatest traitor to date, Rright ..

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Let's move on to important issues and one I hope we can unanimously approve of regardless of our views on the tint of Herr Mueller's chapeau;
Russian booty slapping contest.

jim nj


One does not have to worry about being a cool kid or not when one rules the night

Typos? After fixing 6 in the above sentence, yes.

Logic dictates... I love that. It's like "It should now be clear that..."

Posted by: jim nj | June 12, 2019 at 11:34 PM

And just before that I posted a link similar to TM's above. The CIA should definitely be questioned in Durham's probe. He should go anywhere he needs to go and do it quickly.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I hesitate to enter into this discussion again, and I hope this will be the last time I get suckered into this.--

One little drink won't hurt...

"The first step is admitting you have a problem..."
Dramatists Anonymous


Every Diss begins with Disarmed:


Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

About that Snuffleupagus interview:

Didn't Schiff "pounce" on a supposed phone call from the Russians that turned out to be radio shock jocks trolling him?

Any bets Trump will slam Schiff with that in 3, 2, 1....

jim nj


"Shanahan presented the book to Wei at the start of their meeting, saying he had a gift for the minister, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private meeting. The official said Wei initially appeared taken aback at receiving a gift, but when he realized what it was he quickly turned it over to his staff."


*thwack* Iggy. Nytol.


Wait--I'm back--this is on point:https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/12/report-john-durham-questioning-cia-officials-about-intelligence-community-assessment/


Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny.--

I guess spooks really are above the law.

Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | June 12, 2019 at 11:20 PM

Barry Seal was reported to have GHWB’s phone number so anything is possible.


This feels like dejavu back to 2009, but back then there was real info gathered from detainees,


In the future I would appreciate it if you don’t make up shit out of thin air just to try and score a point. I challenge you to find one example on this blog where I have ever applied the Forrest Gump comparison to anyone here at JOM who disagreed with me. Every time I have used it I explicitly made comparisons to leftwingers or independent voters, never fellow JOM posters.

May 16, 2019:

So will just about everyone. It would be the biggest plot twist in the Spygate movie script of them all. The thing is the reality as of today is that the Obama criminal cabal/silent coup members are trying to paint Comey as the ringleader behind the Steele dossier. Today we heard an absurdity from Baker that is akin to McCabe saying Rosenstein was serious about wearing a wire. The absurdity was that Comey was using the Steele dossier to blackmail Trump. How many people with an IQ higher than Forrest Gump believe Comey was trying to blackmail Trump? I beginning to think Comey was not in cahoots with the silent coup conspirators (Brennan, McCabe, Baker, Strzok etc).

I must have overlooked the explicit comparison to leftwingers or independent voters. And, yes, I suspect Comey was attempting to send a message to Trump, that amounted to blackmail.

jim nj


The merged banks will be known as Truist.

Truist? How much did they pay for that advice? Auio-cucumber already wants to fix that. Are they going to pay someone to fix that too?


Maybe I'm retarded or something, but I do not recall the 24.7 FEDERAL SPOOK agencies who all agreed with OBAMA, that our ELECTIONS WERE BEING HACKED, and then they trotted out BRENNAN and CRAPPER to bullshit us, I don't recall them ever showing ANYTHING or SAYING ANYTHING about how this ELECTION HACKING was going on. The shit they HAVE asserted is so chock full of BULLSHIT as to be laughable. They allowed this to happen, then made MT FUCKING EVEREST out of a MOLE HILL in order to JUSTIFY THEIR CRIMES.

Tell me where I'm wrong.

It's OBAMA and his CABAL created bullshit hysteria to cover up THEIR CRIMES.


Seriously couldn't they call it excelsior of trans global finance or anything else?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Not sure about anyone else but I know A Bob is an F1 fan; any thoughts on whether Vettel should have been assessed a penalty in Canuckistan?

And congrats Blues, though you beat my perennial blow-it-in-the-conference-finals Sharks.


FORREST GUMP is not real. This character has no I.Q...
Ironically 4-D is also make believe.
Of course Forrest Gump could not be reached for comment.


Considering Brennan, Rice, Clapper, Comey, Holder and Fast and Furious etc I don’t think I can continue to dismiss the possibility that Maxine Waters could actually be right about the crack in Compton.


Yes Forrest gump is special in that way but he had generally good instincts.


May 10, 2019:

Genuinely sorry to see you bow out. I do thank you for acknowledging in a roundabout way that wise Trump supporters know they can’t take everything Trump says 100% literally. The challenge as you and I and anyone else within an IQ higher than Forrest Gump knows is figuring out what is literal and what is deception. I freely admit that is not an easy task but I trust my judgement to get it right significantly more times than I get it wrong.

Is anyone who disagrees that the challenge is unraveling the 4-D puzzle of Trump's statements a leftwinger or independent voter?


Please forgive me...........

Tom R is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.


Well Stewart the dark horse Tory admits to have been smoking heroin in Iran, recently Jeremy hunt similarly in India, gove was a straight up cokefiend.

jim nj


May be a salt water ocean on Europa. Too soon to tell for sure, but is possible as they have found common table salt on the crust above where there my be up-welling.

EU will be launching a Europa probe in the near future that will take a closer look. Interesting.


Every time I bite into a York Peppermint Patty I put on a White Hat and imagine Bob Mueller and Donald Trump conspiring to prosecute Mike Flynn to clean up the Federal Government.


cool but if we run into an obelisk in the novelization of 2010, there is a Chinese probe that lands on Europa nMed after their major rocketry expert which gets dragged under the ice. Also there is a swarm of obelisk that gather around Jupiter and cause it go into a minor star.


}}--Both officials were involved in the agency’s work on understanding the Russian campaign to sabotage the election in 2016.--}}

the Russian campaign to sabotage the election in 2016.

I don't recall ever getting details on such a "Campaign". Something about ads of face book, and some post election protest????? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

jim nj

Truist sounds like a very good name for a golf ball, not a bank.


How does it compare with synovus, apparently its Florida community bank.


The word Cabal is closely related to Cabala a mysterious Hebrew theosophy dating back into antiquity but which became very active during the 10th and succeeding centuries. Cabala was anounced as "a special rebalation" of the sacred writings. Pear's Cyclopedia 57th edition, page 529 says "Cabalism was later carried to great excess." Cabal list leaders pretending to read signs, and evidence, in letters and forms, and numbers, contained in the Scriptures. The French named this mysterious rite Cabale. The French used the term Cabale to designate any group of political or private intriguers. The English coined the name Cabal because the chief personages concerned with Cabalistic intrigue in England were Clifford Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington and Lauderdale, in that order. The first letter of their names spells Cabal! Cabalists were the instigators of various forms of political and religious unrest during the unhappy reign of Charles II.-William Guy Carr


Wachovia is based on a Austrian valley I know I don't speak Austrian either.


Lauderdale the 7th lord?? Was a member of the privacy council Buckingham was in a band, and cliff was the great great great gread great great great great grandfather of Rick astley (just joshing except for the first part)


Fear, obviously, but of what? Who did they think were after them?

I mean was the fear justified by some event I'm not aware of, or was it an irrational fear spawned by the media?

Posted by: jim nj | June 12, 2019 at 06:36 AM

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.-Proverbs 28:1


I noted that trump is more visionary than one might think:



The real mr buckingham:



Only problem is how do you get rid of the “refugees” afterwards?

Posted by: Another Bob | June 12, 2019 at 08:11 AM

Are you familiar with a JCVD movie called Hard Target?

Another Bob

“whether Vettel should have been assessed a penalty”

As much as I can’t stand Ferrari and the games they’ve played in F1 for decades, and that I’m not particularly a fan of Vettel, I thought the penalty was ridiculous.

Vettel didn’t yet regain full control of the car after missing the turn, and the wall was right there. Even if he intentionally played it in a way to screw Hamilton, that’s part of the gamesmanship. It wasn’t “unsafe”.

Auto racing generally is dying a slow death for a lot of reasons. Over officiating and too many rules is one of them.

jim nj

Synovus and Wachovia don't sound bad to me. Maybe I just gotten used to the names. Maybe the same will happen with Truist.

Wachovia sounds like a territory or empire. A place name so it doesn't grate on the ears.

Synovus is more of a stretch but I think I can see an origin story. "de novo" is a nanking term that indicates a start-up brand new bank. Add in synergy like you might hope for in a merger. Synergy + de novo - Synovus.


Well I was thinking of more creative names, synivis is near by.

jim nj

Truist sounds like a philosophy or political cult.

Sun Trust + BB&T. BBT & Son?


jim nj


Hmm. Turbo-prop built in the US and Brazil. Relatively cheap at 9-18 million per copy. ~500 per hour support cost.


Obviously not an air superiority, but if the other side doesn't have an air force, it sounds like an inexpensive "Warthog" without the armor. Multiple rapid-fire weapons and it can carry bombs and missiles too.


Did you know there's a Milwaukie,OR? I call this one Wolves in Sheep's Clothing


>>>that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened to benefit Donald J. Trump<<<

isn't this about one of the dumbest things they've come up with. yeah, after 8 years of dealing with mr. lightweight, they were just terrified of dealing with ma hipflask.

be a shame if some of those yoga emails came out.

jim nj


I have a suspicion that Barr is looking at the IC report that "confirmed" this lie as truth. That IC report gives reporters something to point to when they make base allegations.

That's always troubled me. Why did the IC have to issue such a report before Obama left office. Why the haste? What did they rely upon?

Very fishy.

Buckeye--good luck keeping your legs over your head.

Posted by: clarice | June 12, 2019 at 09:58 PM

I bought one of these in 1992 and it's still my favorite chair.

jim nj


Interesting looking chair. I assume that as you lean forward it eventually becomes upright so you can get out of it.


be good for China.

"Vice-Premier Liu He believes the “external pressure” now hitting China’s economy was inevitable and could actually boost the country’s innovation and development."

If they re-allocate capital, yes.

Does that signal some turn in the negotiations?


Did you guys know that BBC America shows Star Trek? The Omega Glory pretty much repudiates the first 10 minutes of Into the Darkness. A captain would never violate the Prime Directive.

jim nj


I sense they are going to go the credit expansion route again. Pile more debt on the existing unmanageable pile they already have.

They're whistling past the graveyard. This might help short-term, but not over the long-term. They are kicking the bad loans into the future when they should be working on reducing them now.

China is a command economy, but individuals and companies may be making capitalist decisions about what to do with their money.

I expect to see more outflows of capital from China which will have an effect on the credit expansion. The credit expansion may even make it easier to move money overseas.


jim nj, the chair has three positions. The pic depicts laid back. I spend most time in mid position. Fully forward to sit at a desk. It's a Stokke Gravity Chair.

jim nj


New security update may break Bluetooth devices.


MS won't have a fix until July.


Linus built into coming release,

Windows 10 is very innovative, but it still has legacy issues.

jim nj


Yes I looked at the undercarriage and thought I saw three position. Astronaut, lounger and upright.

I would have loved to have such a chair when I was working. Tilt back to "astronaut" position, fall asleep, and when my boss barged in to ask what I was doing, the response would have been, "I'm thinking. I'm thinking."


Heh, jim nj. Great description that exactly captures my experience. When I slide back into astronaut mode I remember in my mind's eye the Mercury astronauts. The chair is spendy. Mine was $2k in 1992. I don't regret buying it.


We still have the two Stressless chairs we bought as our first furniture in 1979.
They still sell them.


Many a night momma and nursing baby slept in them, as well as momma and RSV infected five week old.

That "don't sleep with the baby" really should be "don't sleep with a baby if you are intoxicated, or there are any other adults in bed with you, or you are morbidly obese." But I guess those truths hurt.


Hmmmmmmmmm, indeed.

"Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny."

For America, that's not the question. Quite the opposite. Why *shouldn't* their work be subjected to a federal prosecutor'scrutiny is the question.

The likely answer, as most of us know, is plainly simple: there's *no* good reason why it shouldn't REGULARLY be scrutinized.

But I love this piece of the article, down at the very end.

"Ms. Haspel’s willingness to cooperate — shared by Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence — could be influenced by . . . . "

I love how they frame this. Durham has treated the CIA favorably in the past. I'm sure that's it, not the Chief Executive's command to the Executive Branch to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General's investigation.


And floating back to a comment a week or so ago (I've developed a habit of intending to come here for a morning of communing with y'all, collecting a comment or three after review, then getting pulled away before posting and never being able to return that day) . . . .

* * *

Damn right and about time! Presidential should have gone out when the progs declared war on the USA.

Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | June 04, 2019 at 08:50 PM

You damn skippy.

jim nj


It's funny, but back when I ran market data for an investment firm my mind was never off so I could have gotten away with the sleeping/thinking thing.

My boss knew I was an oddball, but I was always thinking of ways to improve things. The more I learned the better I got. When I first started there I relied on my boss for systems I didn't understand. I soon surpassed him and he couldn't micro-manage me any more. And I told him that.

As a smoker I often took the elevator down a few floors to have a smoke. I had a pager, so I was never out of touch.

He'd sometimes come down for a coffee or because he suspected I was down there. We'd talk and accomplish a lot just sitting there. I always carried a pen and paper, and as I sat there I'd think of all the things I had promised to do and hadn't done.

Things were very fast paced the first few years I was there and my boss knew I wasn't just slacking off to have a smoke, but re-grouping, planning out what to do next.

I was lucky to have a boss who came to trust me. In return I went from Market Data Analyst to Jr. VP, VP, to Sr. VP in five years and my salary went from $45K plus bonus to $90K plus bonus.

That kind of rise in an investment firm is unprecedented.

It probably didn't hurt that I interacted with every department head and the COO/CFO, as market data users, so when the promotions went up for approval all of them agreed.

I loved that place. I was a big fish in a small pond and could have gone elsewhere for more money, but I felt appreciated.

jim nj


Great to see you. Long time, no see.


Likewise, Jim. I loved your story. Flexibility and creativity are oftentimes under-appreciated.

jim nj


I'm toast.


I have a weird car issue I've never encountered; simple electronics, I presume. I bought a beautiful Genesis G80 3.3T Sport earlier this year. It's rated by many in the proletariat as the BEST luxury car for the MONEY.

I *love* the car.

Twice now, however, my trunk has unexpectedly opened while the car is parked. Two weeks ago I'm in the Atlanta area celebrating a high school graduation. I like to arise early when headed back home and tip out around 3 or 4 a.m. when everyone is asleep. This time I head out and my trunk is wide open. I know damn well I didn't consciously open it so I presume I mistakenly hit the fob while getting up.

Two days ago, I'm driving back home from Macon County JahJuh, pull in for a fastfood lunch, and while waiting for my order a patron tells me my trunk is wide open. What the hell ???

Is the simple answer I have a fob that, for whatever reason, far too sensitive and *it* needs to be replaced? I'm taking it to the dealer this morning and anticipating an "I don't really have a clue" type of response.



BREAKING: The British Home Affairs Secretary has signed an extradition order for Julian Assange to the United States. #7NEWS




General Michael Flynn, the 33 year war hero who has served with distinction, has not retained a good lawyer, he has retained a GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell. Best Wishes and Good Luck to them both!


good to see you RG.

>>>I have a suspicion that Barr is looking at the IC report that "confirmed" this lie as truth. That IC report gives reporters something to point to when they make base allegations.

That's always troubled me. Why did the IC have to issue such a report before Obama left office. Why the haste? What did they rely upon?

Very fishy.

Posted by: jim nj | June 13, 2019 at 03:16 AM<<<

more like a steaming pile of horseshit. reminds me, in a way, of the Rice love letter to herself about 15 minutes before the inauguration insistent that they (the obama white house) were doing everything by-the-book. the fbi deployed that same line if memory serves.

of course the nyt would take an uncritical eye to what someone in one of our spy agencies would say ... they'd have no reason to lie.

speaking troof to powra ...


Posted by: RattlerGator | June 13, 2019 at 06:27 AM

fob would be my first guess.

do you have an aftermarket car alarm? that could cause interference.

broken sensor or loose latch on the lid.


I think there was a determination to keep the merged name under wraps so there were too few people in the room. If you are going to develop names someone in the room should understand linguistics well enough to recognize the problem with having that multisyllabic vowel switch in the middle of you brand name.

If you are going to be the 6th largest US bank you need a strong name, not a trite one. It's not a winning slogan to say "we will show better judgment in managing your money than we showed in picking our name."

Although there is an old business saying that if you are a borrower that you want your lawyers smart and your bankers sloppy.


another guess would be missing shielding on the electronics and wires leading to the deck release or the inside manual release is too tight.


woke up this morning with a 2 aspirin headache and a rain storm. allergies flaring up something fierce ...


On yesterday's IFR discussion, hubby was an ifr instructor as well as multiengine and when we got married we got some particularly nice presents from former students of his thanking him for explaining things to them in a way that subsequently saved their life.

I always sat in the back facing backwards and read when we were going somewhere, but honestly the most relaxed I have ever seen him was when he was sitting in front of a cockpit. All those instruments just seem to talk to him as thoroughly as if we had unlimited visibility on a cloudless day.

Taking my parents for my dad's preadmission to memorycare physical. Wish me patience and luck. Noticed last night my mom had that tone in her voice when she said "we're OK" that always indicates she is anything but.


Thanks, rich.


RG:Is the simple answer I have a fob that, for whatever reason, far too sensitive and *it* needs to be replaced?

Yes. BMW problem, too. fob in pocket. Material stretches as one exits car. Button pushed.


No need to replace fob. Just be careful.


Good morning!

I slept in a little and I see the President beat me in rising. I will go check the news for stories.


i'm awake for the Miss Marple roundup!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
21m21 minutes ago

Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used “Contempt” card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce - this time on the Census. Dems play a.....

.....much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority. Republicans will remember! “This has already been argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the House doesn’t want to wait. This is a common thread between all of the Committees - do whatever you...

....can to embarrass the Trump Administration (and Republicans), attack the Trump Administration. This is campaigning by the Dems.” Attorney David Bruno. So true! In the meantime they are getting NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things.


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
12m12 minutes ago

“Congress cannot Impeach President Trump (did nothing wrong) because if they did they would be putting themselves above the law. The Constitution provides criteria for Impeachment - treason, bribery, high crimes & misdemeanors. Unless there is compelling evidence, Impeachment...

....is not Constitutionally Permissable.” Alan Dershowitz, Constitutional Lawyer


Gateway Pundit saw this on Twitter, which I missed:

Keep an eye on Clapper’s recent trips to New Zealand and Australia. He’s trying to cover his tracks along with those two governments which were willfully interfering in our democratic process! The transcripts of my meeting with Downer are ready to come out. America is ready.

— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) June 13, 2019
Nothing fishy in THAT trip, is there?


Hmmmmmmm . . . operator error. Not what this pilot wanted to hear, sbw, but quite likely true. So I can't just throw my damn fob in my pocket and forget about it, now I have to be concerned with *how* it rests in my damn pocket?

Well, I've previously turned off the Smart Trunk so it wouldn't open when I simply walk behind it. Now I wonder if I can disengage the electronic trunk so that it only opens manually?


Paul Sperry
‏ @paulsperry_
6h6 hours ago


The Clinton-commissioned Dossier permeated through the Interagency Task Force, the Crossfire Hurricane probe, the FISA, the ICA and the SCO. Make no mistake, the dossier permeated through everything
I have found Paul Sperry to be a reliable source.

Another Bob

RG, first guess is fob, second guess is maladjusted trunk latch.

Might be able to do an informal test of the fob. Compare press force and distance required on the trunk open button vs. the door lock/unlock button(s). If there’s an LED on the fob that lights when the radio signal is emitted, might make the test easier.



This is a really, really good thread on the advantage Trump has over all of the democrat candidates: he understands the internet and its power.

I highly recommend reading this thread.

Another Bob

“disengage the electronic trunk”

Probably not, since the manual release on the trunk is probably a momentary-contact switch and not a mechanical linkage.

Another Bob

And you’ve just made me go to the manuals later to see if there’s any way to open the trunk when the battery is dead.


Good morning, RG--air kiss air kiss.
IIRC Brennan and Clapper had a few hand picked aides who wrote that nonsense and peddled it as the work of 17 agencies.JMH spotted how nonsensical the 17 agencies claim was right from the start.



Coincidentally, Don Surber points out Bruce Ohr's odd positioning that gave him an advantage in pushing the dossier.

Also, the accordion solo in the video is worth listening to if you like classical music.

James D.

Rse, good thoughts for,you today!



The democrats are using the Gold Star Relief Act into a political football. They are terrible people.


Posted by: RattlerGator | June 13, 2019 at 07:24 AM

maybe see if there are covers for the fob, sort of like a cell phone case? broken button on the fob itself.

(is it one of those wizbang key/fob combos ... damn thing's so big it jabs into my leg and so annoying to carry i have the bad habit of taking out my keys and leaving them on my desk)


broken button on the fob itself.

see if you can feel a different force to push the door lock/unlock and trunk release and alarm ...


Fake news made fake diversity...



Wow. It's only 55 outside (just heard it on the radio) with the high only predicted to be 65 today. More like October than June!



Qatar's Al Jazeera is pushing anti-conservatiove propaganda videos.




Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee belatedly admitted to secretly purchasing an operation, sourced by their own admission to Russian government agents, to affect the 2016 election. They also sought info from Ukrainian govt officials. Nearly no media concern.



Jay Weber @JayWeber3

Why I've said Milw better be damn sure the DNC is going to pay its bills in 2020:

The Democratic National Committee has a huge money problem. Has spent more than it took.



Posted by: MissMarple2 | June 13, 2019 at 07:22 AM

the obama administration-the gift that keeps on giving (and very odd all of zero's post presidency travels too)... not only was he a disaster domestically he undermined one of the cornerstone defense relationships in the western world (five eyes) ... moving from disastrous to ruinous.

not sure i can square 4-D and an unaccountable government-within-a-government that operates as if obama is still president.

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