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June 01, 2019

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The Infamous Ignatz

Has anyone ever explained just what it is that Trump is doing to "shred the constitution"?
Other than objecting to being kicked in the head rather than the typical "please sir, may I have some more" of past Republicans, I mean.

Extraneus

It is the lamest of all lame excuses for anyone to blame Mueller's subordinates for anything that's in the "Mueller Report." Just ridiculous.

The only reason Barr does it is to provide a tiny fig leaf for Mueller. Everyone knows the buck stops with that slimy mf'er.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

That has often been my question.

I think they just say that because it sounds scary to the ignorant. Coming from the party that wants to shred the First and Second amendments, I somehow dono't ttrust their judgement.

Narciso79

Nixon for existing also the Houston plan Cambodia ford they didnt bother with, Reagan Iran contra FEMA et al Bush 1 using lasers in panama?

henry

After pen and phone boy, it is amazing there is still a Constitution for Trump to be accused of shredding.

Captain Hate

Willowed

Is Lindsey Graham the only hope of getting Mueller under oath to testify?

I think so. Levin has mentioned him because he heads up whichever Senate committee that would appropriately do it.

Narciso79

That was Elizabeth Montgomery in her last days narrating the Panama deception.

Narciso79

Did you see how they are still (resacting) greitens, after the other fox's legal malpractice?

Threadkiller

(I see his autocucumber has mine's irritating obsession with putting As in front of names)

For me this is a result of fat-fingering(or fat-thumbing) the "shift" key. The "a" is directly above the "shift" on my digital keyboard.

Catsmeat

GUS! I'm sorry I missed your comment last night, but that's great about the incoming UNL frosh. Tell him to take my English 231 this fall if he needs a gen ed humanities credit, as mine is a) great and b) sane amidst a howling wilderness of nonsense in the humanities curriculum. Also, in the last week of July and first of August (roughly) I'll be in St. Pete and have plans to get together with Jane in Port Charlotte and Jack with Capt. Eric, so if you are headed that way, perhaps we can get that meet-up your brush with death postponed.

narciso, I don't know how far in you are in Barchester Towers but I hope you find the many points at which the Archdeacon loses his temper and the trashing of Mrs. Proudie's soiree to be comic high points. And everything related to the odious Slope. In the BBC version, his sermon on how music in churches corrupts is set to Ravel's Bolero (and Snape plays Slope), so that's particularly delicious.

Loved TWIP. The Pepe le Pew/cat picture is really charming.

Melinda

Now try using “b” in between words instead of a space...

henry

TM, it’s still hockey season.

Captain Hate

Trump is the only recent President seemingly guided by the Constitution.

Similar to Iggy's question, what exactly did Trump obstruct? I can't read the loon prosecutor because he's of the retarded police state mindset which thinks everyone is guilty of something and only because of the benevolence of apparatchiks like him that any of us aren't living in penal colonies.

Narciso79

Yes he thinks everybody is a gang member, one day he'll discover like syme in 1984, hell if the run in with nazgul kimberlin didn't resonate ant understanding hell never get it.

Narciso79

You know there are two editions of thd Mueller report on sale at Walmart, one looks a Webster's dictionary written by rain man, thr other has Bezos notes,

Captain Hate

He only beat BK because of the kindness of strangers. He couldn't argue his way out of any logical conundrum.

Extraneus

After spending a few minutes there the evening some of us went over to bust his balls, I found Patterico's attitude kind of frightening coming from a person who really does have power over people who are presumed innocent and might actually be. The horse thief hanging thing from TWIP really nailed his thinking.

I hope he's on the receiving end of that kind of prosecutor someday.

Threadkiller

Now try using “b” in between words instead of a space...

I am ambidextrous in my fat-thumbing, Mel. :-) The "b" lines up perfectly with my normal "space bar" tapping.

Manuel Transmission

Catching up:

Hoyden, are you home yet?

Jane, Jonah and his wife have both gone off the rails so far that family gatherings are almost abandoned. Our pals host retreats at their Kona coffee farm and it’s like Thanksgiving dinner for a week at a time.

Buckeye, are you gonna be able to make it to CREEKSIDE BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL on Trump’s birthday? Got the announcement from our pals at Genesis Audio.

Narciso79

He faced a psycho cult leader right out of criminal minds, and he doesn't realize why a lone blogger like the ewok couldn't risk another instance of stalking

Jack is Back!

CH,

Lindsey is Chair of The Senate Judiciary Committee taken over from Farmer Brown aka Grassley (R-Mexico).

James D.


TM, it’s still hockey season

No it's not. That ended about a month ago.

Narciso79

Parts of this cabal, ring like outtakes from blindSpot this crazy action policier where the villain this season was actually allowed to win, in part because of a deep state weasel with his own agenda, also they wrote an ending that covered if they were cancelled, the blacklist had an almost similar track with mostly a happy ending well Remington was left stabbed on a cold Zurich street but otherwise.

Captain Hate

Yes, the Ewok dealt with that pest in a manner that was most convenient to his situation in life which eluded Mr. One Size Fits All.

Narciso79

So I see Dowd who despite having been a career prosecutor assumed some honor among muellers minions trying to figure what the Kafka was going on here,

Buckeye

Buckeye, are you gonna be able to make it to CREEKSIDE BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL on Trump’s birthday?

No, since I am going under the knife Wednesday, not likely.

I will be lucky for a few weeks to walk from bed to the head, at least in time to not wizz myself:)

Extraneus

Jeff Carlson's take on the Barr interview:

https://themarketswork.com/2019/05/31/new-details-on-spygate-mueller-ongoing-investigations-revealed-in-barr-interview/

Jane

"Jane, Jonah and his wife have both gone off the rails so far that family gatherings are almost abandoned."

ManTran,

That makes me really sad. I remember asking his wife in Prague how she thought about Jonah's position on Trump. Her response was: "I'm worried about going broke."

I know Rich has come around. I wonder if NR encouraged Jonah's departure.

Manuel Transmission

B, yeah, I was pulling your leg there. Thinking maybe there was a stretcher with BMX bike wheels that could roll across the grass (or wherever that are playing). :)

Neo

A lawyer for Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have no expectation of privacy.”

According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said.

In an attempt to have the lawsuit thrown out, Snyder further claimed that Facebook was nothing more than a “digital town square” where users voluntarily give up their private information.

Synder’s statement came just hours before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told company shareholders during their annual meeting Thursday that Facebook would become a “privacy-focused social platform.”

Narciso79


Does this work:


http://links.info.news.co.uk/ctt?kn=6&ms=NjE5NDQ5MAS2&r=MjI1MTE5NzcwMDM0S0&b=0&j=MTI5MDAyNTQ5NQS2&mt=1&rt=0

Narciso79

There are more slithy toves than just Corbyn.

Melinda

Link? Yes. Premise? No.

hoyden

MT, I'm home. Flew back on heavy metal last Tuesday.

Tom Maguire

Hockey season begins in the seventh game of the final round. In about the 2nd period.
Ends after one OT,or sudden boredom, whichever comes first.

Narciso79

So I was watching part of bright light big city, which was based on Jay mcinerney experiences at the new Yorker, and ot turns out at least two of his novels

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/05/31/byrne-media-dems-scared-ag-barr-will-show-obama-administration-actively-involved-in-effort-to-derail-trump-campaign/?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

I think he's too charitable to the media. I am with Paul Sperry and think they were actively involved in the plot, too, and THAT is why they don't want to cover it.

Narciso79

Is based on the future mrs John Edward's rielle hunter, mcinernys other work probably helped put rdj on a path he didnt recover from for 15 years.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

Spoke to Virginia Governor @RalphNortham last night, and the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Virginia Beach this morning, to offer condolences to that great community. The Federal Government is there, and will be, for whatever they may need. God bless the families and all!

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bare-minimum-britain-decides-no-palace-stay-or-parliamentary-speech-for-trump-in-low-key-state-visit

MissMarple2

https://fox59.com/2019/05/31/brownsburg-blessing-boxes-keeping-people-fed-7-days-a-week/

MissMarple2

We need more guys like Crenshaw in Congress. Video at link.

Imagine being @DanCrenshawTX, a Navy Seal & war hero who lost an eye & almost his life fighting against terrorism only to return home to face DOMESTIC TERRORISTS who hate him & call him horrible names on a daily basis.

Yet this hero remains undeterred.❤pic.twitter.com/H23MxnH28U

— MAGA MICHELLE 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Trump454545) June 1, 2019


MissMarple2

So, you liberals think you know Donald Trump:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7_KmmXWkAAxjdS.jpg:large

Tom R

It is the lamest of all lame excuses for anyone to blame Mueller's subordinates for anything that's in the "Mueller Report." Just ridiculous.

You and I have a different concept of blame. Yesterday we learned whoever transcribed the voicemail from Dowd to Flynn’s lawyer intentionally left out some exculpatory evidence. Yesterday several people said that they didn’t think Mueller himself wrote the report and MJW even went so far as to agree with me that it was Weissman who wrote the Part 2 OOJ section. If you want to accurately accuse the right person for omitting the exculpatory evidence you blame Weissman or maybe Dreeben for that. You don’t blame Mueller for it unless you have some form of proof that he told Weissman to omit that exculpatory evidence. You can blame Mueller for not providing oversight of his staff’s actions and signing his name to a report with major legal faults in it but the primary blame for being corrupt and dishonest and omitting the exculpatory evidence is squarely on Weissman’s shoulders.

What I would also like to know is when whoever in the DOJ provided the full transcript of Dowd’s voicemail to Flynn’s judge, did they already know beforehand that Weissman omitted the exculpatory evidence or did it take a Twitter Sleuth to discover it? I’d like to think some unknown White Hat in the DOJ knew what they were doing and were wanting to expose Weissman’s unethical action.

MissMarple2

Here are some questions I have about Weissman:

1. Did no one question his appointment given his past record of unethical behavior?

2. How much was he paid?

3. Was he allowed to continue other work in his private practice besides his work with the Special Counsel?

4. What is that other work? WHo are his other clients?

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/31/barack-obama-the-united-states-was-founded-on-inequality/

This is in Brazil.

Buckeye

MM

My take is a Special Council pretty much has carte blanche within the constraints imposed by his "supervisor".

Until Barr started breathing down RR's neck, I doubt if he said boo to Mueller.

MissMarple2

The link to this article was tweeted by Devin Nunes:

http://sjvsun.com/view/california-a-golden-fruit-with-a-rotten-core/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

hoyden: "Flew back on heavy metal last Tuesday."

Whoa!
Is that pilot lingo for 'commercial airliner'? :) :)

MissMarple2

All flowers are in their pots on the front porch, weeds pulled in rose bed, porch hosed off, and weed-killer sprayed along the cracks in the driveway.

I am in here taking a break before I start on laundry, my other hobby.

D

I agree with Extraneus and not TomR wrt the blame Mueller mustvshoulder.

Captain Hate

Here are some questions I have about Weissman:

1. Did no one question his appointment given his past record of unethical behavior?

Although this is strictly a DOJ matter, the GOP always gets smoked on situations like this, like Jamie Gorelick being on the 9/11 Commission instead of being in front of it. If the parties were reversed the donks would be screaming loud and long. Granted the MFM runs interference for them but there are enough Repubs like Graham with high exposure to address this.

It's possible Trump has told party members "don't sweat it because my guys got this".

Jane

Weissman is the worst of the worst - just ask Enron.

Buckeye

like Jamie Gorelick being on the 9/11 Commission instead of being in front of it a firing squad.

FIFY CH

Narciso79

There's another twist with gorelick, she then flipped to represent a Saudi prince in a 9/11 civil suit, thr head of the Islamic shamal bank. Of course the esteemed governor Kean was a board member with another player on the amoco board.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

We also don't know how many in the GOP were rooting for Mueller.

I can count on one hand the members of the House and Senate with a GOP sticker that I trust.

JM Hanes

Further to anonamom's comment about mice as disease carriers, earlier today (which is where I am on playing catch-up):

If you discover a mouse nest (which alas, I occasionally come across among the accumulated objets in my basement warehouse), do not attempt to clean it up until you have put on some disposable gloves and a dust musk! Throw the gloves away with the nest and tie off the bag. You should also wear a dust mask if you have to do anything in the crawl space of an older house.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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MissMarple2

We are now off to the hardware store to get anti-mouse material!

Captain Hate

Yes, Miss Marple; I'm sure there were and are many GOPe stalwarts, like both of the 2012 ticket, who were cheering Mueller to remove that odious bounder from their precious party.

Jack is Back!

narciso,

July 19th! Mark it.

Silva's "The New Girl" debuts. An interesting riff on the Khosshgi affair where Allon teams up with a reformist Saudi prince. Wonder who that could be?

Narciso79

They used to joke about that, before we knew about shorthand, you should see what passes for handwriting in school today, I think I saw some on the stargate ring.

Rhymes with allman,

anonamom

I will be lucky for a few weeks to walk from bed to the head, at least in time to not wizz myself:)

Boy, you are SO 1970s buckeye!

They will have you out walking around the block by day five. Not kidding---it's all about early ambulation and back to move, move, moving.

You won't get to lift, or drive either for a while, but ambulating is exactly what your doctor will be ordering.

Even my partner with five levels of metal was outdoors by day five. It's a brave new world.

Jack is Back!

Murdoch's WSJ calls for Congress to censure Trump, not impeachment.

I am starting to believe in AGW of the brain.

clarice

censure him for what?

Narciso79

Braunslugs fron ceti aloha 6 or a real life Charles mccarry tale

Buckeye

You sound just like my daughter anonamom:)

You guys compare notes??

She never misses an opportunity to razz my a$$:)

BTW, my next door neighbor is a Psychiatrist (I never mention my issues), who had a very serious car accident 20 years ago and has as much metal holding his partially artificial spinal column together.

He proudly told me of some pain management therapy that has allowed him to wean off the fentanyl from 150mg/day to 125mg/day.

I guess I shouldn't complain.

Another Bob

“It's possible Trump has told party members "don't sweat it because my guys got this".”

Wasn’t Keith Schiller the head of Trump's security operation?

What’s he been up to since leaving the WH?

(Always been curious about what he was doing while in the WH. Vetting Secret Service guys?)

The Infamous Ignatz

--When I was 17 and living in Brooklyn with my aunt, my uncle Stan, who was African American and had a car service took me to meet one of his clients, a guy named Eubie Blake...He had the longest fingers I had ever seen. -

matt,
The two things I remember most about Eubie Blake were his ET fingers and the fact he was reluctant to say the word jazz because it had become a euphemism for sex, preferring ragtime instead.

lyle

Still not sorry I cancelled my WSJ subscription. Censure? AYFKM? Jackasses.

henry

Clarice, Peggy Noonan must be on a bender. She think Mueller chickened out in the press conference and his report, that part II nails Trump for obstructing justice. TDS requires something be done, since Pelosi wants to ride possible impeachment through November 2020 the only thing left is a censure.

I may need something stronger than beer to wash that stupidity out of my brain.

clarice

It's time for Peggy to call it a day.

lyle

Wait. So it was Dame Peggy calling for censure? Figures. See you next Tuesday. She never got over her Mandingo crush on Zippy.

Jane

New Revelation: Peter Strzok Hid Information From Trump Campaign

https://lidblog.com/peter-strzok-hid-information/

Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! Via Insty

lyle

Orange Man Bad, lovey!

Jack is Back!

Frederick has arrived 40th and 3rd Avenue in the Apple and is walking down 3rd to 34th where he will hang a left and find the East River ferry terminal and catch one up to Randall's Island.

The Infamous Ignatz

There is a principled and reasonable, though mostly wrong, case to be made as criticism of Trump, just as there have always been disagreements within the camps of sane libertarians and conservatives.
The problem with Goldberg and the rest of the nevertrumpers is their arguments are neither principled nor reasonable. Part of it is the nevertrumpers' abysmal historical ignorance which seems to think their largely neocon vision is the only one that has ever existed or deserves to exist.
Most of Trump's conservative position predate neoconservatism altogether. In fact they abandon conservative philosophical principles, which have always had a strong utilitarian strain in them, and take on the form of a proto-ideology when they act as though conservatism is some rigid immutable dogma.
But their most progressive-like tendency is the personal-is-political aspect of 'if you're not for us in every aspect you're against us and it's either you or us' mentality.
The sad thing is not only are they wrong on most of their criticism of Trump they're wrong on most of their understanding of conservatism. In fact I would say their basic ignorance of the various strands of conservatism or indifference or hostility to them is more at the root of their problems with Trump than the cultural or manners or breeding or all the rest of the snooty snobby end of things, though that too exists.

Manuel Transmission

Just saw a note on Bloomie's site that said that daddy's old shop was hauling some Huawei documents from Japan to China and they mysteriously made a detour back here on the way. Hmmm. Now the Chinks are pissed and want to ban Fred from doing business there.

clarice

Excellent Iggy.

henry

First Kasich, now this guy.

@CNBC

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won't challenge Trump for 2020 GOP presidential nomination

henry

From the WSJ article on China & FedEx:

Chi­na’s Com­merce Min­istry an­nounced Fri­day that it is set­ting up an “un­re­li­able en­tity list”—a black­list of for­eign com­pa­nies, or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als that break con­tracts, harm Chi­nese com­pa­nies for non-com­mer­cial rea­sons or dam­age na­tional se­cu­rity in­ter­ests. De­tails of the tar­gets or the con­se­quences of be­ing listed were not re­leased.

Double secret probation as a national policy.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

If you haven't read VDHs book on Trump this 15 min edited interview covers some of the main points.
https://youtu.be/M1qjDaupNao

Manuel Transmission

On a separate note, we have recently been watching Lilyhammer and really enjoying it. Had no clue who Little Stevie Van Zandt was and therefore didn't realize he was producing the music for it along with some other production credits. Never watched Sopranos and was never much of a Bruce fan, so now I'm intrigued about two albums he is producing, one Jazz and one mixed folk and other stuff done for the show (apparently).

One other fun side note, on about the 3rd episode, they had some Norsk hippie blocking a project Frankie has a side interest in. Turns out he lives over in Ringsaker, which happens to be in the middle of nowhere and also the ancestral home and birthplace of my paternal grandmother.

Narciso79

Yes they are ignorant of the reasons why neocomservatism arose, boot Is perhaps the worst of them.

MissMarple2

Well, we are back from Home Depot with appropriate materials. I had to navigate 2 roundabouts on the way home which I thoroughly detest, as I grew up in the 4-Way stop era, and I do not think they save very much time.

Saw a fridge like the one I had at my old house but stainless steel. Home Depot price was $3200!! Yikes!

I am now home and will spend some time here, as I don't want to do any more laundry.

Jack is Back!

MM,

Trap them live then open up a Rat Bar like in San Francisco. Money worries are behind you.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/san-francisco-dungeon-rat-bar-pop-up

MissMarple2


Charlie Kirk
‏Verified account @charliekirk11

Did you know:

Robert Mueller’s office deleted 19,000 text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok

How is that not obstruction of justice?

What were they trying to cover up?
=====================================

Is this true or not? There is so much talk and accusing and rumor that I have no idea what to believe.

GUS

Mo Salah 2'

Jack is Back!

Actually, 1:05 Gus. But Spurs have Harry Kane back. So not over by a long shot.

GUS

My 2 favorite teams Jack. I'm a huge Kane fan, and a huge Mo Salah fan. It's good to see Kane healthy.

Jack is Back!

Already two long balls to Sané that troubled the D and goalie.

clarice

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/31/democrats-third-primary-debate/
Some surprise

Jack is Back!

Not Sané but Mané. They don't even look alike. ( Well in a way:)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"First Kasich, now this guy.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won't challenge Trump for 2020 GOP presidential nomination"

Dems won some special elections. They took MI and WI governorships and some other stuff. I don't think you can assume 2020 will be a lock.
Still, Trump's base is only getting more solid afaict. Congressional Repubs will need to be supportive or very very discreet.

MissMarple2

clarice,

Do the dems still have that super-delegate system set up? Boy, did that make my daughter mad, although not mad enough to vote for the evil Trump.

clarice

I think this is the latest end run version.MM.

lyle

My .50 cal machine gun I ordered off the internet just arrived. Fedex dude seemed puzzled by the weight and bulk. I told him take any issues he has up with Teh One...

Tom R

This guy is making valid points that if you acknowledge are valid change the perspective on how/why the Mueller SC started.

https://twitter.com/sethjlevy/status/1134848855781105666?s=21

https://twitter.com/sethjlevy/status/1134849166570639369?s=21

We know it’s a fact that from the very start Mueller knew he could not indict Trump for OOJ due to DOJ policy.

Knowing that to be a fact, McCabe legally should have never started an OOJ investigation into Trump in the first place since it was impossible for it to normally proceed to a grand jury for indictment.

From a legal standpoint Rosenstein could have nipped in the bud as soon as he discovered what McCabe was trying to do (silent coup). The problem is following the legal route allows the Democrats to easily adopt the “stopping McCabe’s investigation is a cover up because Trump knows he is guilty of Russian collusion” misinformation campaign. That is why Trump and Rosenstein had to come up with a political solution, not a legal solution, to counter the silent coup. The political solution was to appoint Mueller SC and neuter McCabe.

Pinandpuller

Paul Weston-Why the London Police Bow to Islam

https://youtu.be/DR29SNVGcbs

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