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June 06, 2019

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henry

Freedom has a steep price.

Jane

Henry,

It's getting steeper by the day.

Jack is Back!

I never knew this piece of D-Day trivia. From behind The Daily Torygraph paywall, so I will cut and paste:

"Two bizarre security incidents had particularly concerned the authorities and show how seriously efforts to deny the plan’s discovery by German spies had been taken.

In early 1944 codewords related to D-Day were revealed in the Telegraph’s crossword puzzle: Gold and Sword were dismissed as commonly-used crossword answers, but then more exotic words started to appear.

On May 22 came the clue ‘Red Indian on the Missouri (5)’. The answer: Omaha, codename for the beach to be taken by the 1st US Assault Division. Then, on May 27, came Overlord, the name for the entire Normandy campaign. Coincidence? Perhaps.

But on May 30 came Mulberry (the floating harbours used in the landings) and on June 1 the solution for 15 down was Neptune (the naval assaults onto the beaches). Alarm bells rang and MI5 visited Leonard Dawe, the Telegraph’s crossword compiler, who later said “they made me sweat”.

Dawe was headmaster of Strand School which had been evacuated from Tulse Hill in London to Effingham in Surrey. He used to ask the pupils for words to be used as solutions. The boys, habitually playing games with the American soldiers stationed nearby, had picked up some of the strange words used by the loose-lipped troops. “They turned me inside out,” Dawe later recalled, “but they eventually decided not to shoot [me] after all.”

The Infamous Ignatz

--IL dem budget lifts cap on pension spiking!--

I remember reading Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer and how ordinarily proper German officers and secretarial staff were having indiscriminate sex as Stalin's Red Army's approach to Hitler's bunker and their probable execution became imminent.
Do Blue Hell fiscal orgies mean they figure Trumps's Red Army is closing in? Or just red ink?

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

Did you see on the last thread I gave you a link to a bakery that produces keto products?

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/william-barr-is-asking-questions-the-media-doesnt-want-asked

Melinda

It’s coming so fast here that it has to be Madigan gearing a squad marching behind him.

Robin

SBW, I do occasionally tilt at windmills, maybe not 10% of my social time though. What I've noticed is that my lefty acquaintances are simply no longer curious about opposing view points.

I take that as an indication that they have willingly chosen ideology over reason, as enough of their earlier questions/concerns showed some ability to remain open-minded. Those who never demonstrated a whiff of sense post-election are simply not worth the breath it takes to raise doubt. I prefer to expend my energies on the next generation. They need somewhere else to look when their parents are insane.

Melinda

Hearing a squad...(sheesh)

MissMarple2

View from above as we depart Normandy. #DDay75thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/8Y3EEt5Ad8

— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) June 6, 2019

Video at link.

Robin

Melinda, who is Madigan?

MissMarple2

As the world remembers all those who served and were lost on D-Day, we were honored to protect @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS in Normandy, France for the #DDay75thAnniversary. pic.twitter.com/zDQ1ujmNuc

— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 6, 2019

Video at link.

henry

Right To Work @RightToWork
16h

With @RightToWork legal aid, a Wisc worker has sued @steelworkers union local for forced dues policy that violates federal law & the part of Wisconsin's Right to Work law that the union-backed Wisc AG recently refused to defend at SCOTUS.

https://twitter.com/RightToWork/status/1136389107570139141

MissMarple2

I posted this the other day but I want to post it again, because I want to highlight an excerpt.

https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/285822/why-jews-should-pay-attention-to-the-recent-debate-rocking-american-conservatism

"French and the other self-appointed guardians of civility, then, should do us all a favor and drop the civic virtue act. They’re not disinterested guardians of our public institutions; they are actors, working in an industry that rewards them for dressing up in Roman Republican drag and reciting Cicero for the yokels. This is why Bill Kristol, another of the Never Trumpers, could raise money for his vanity website, The Bulwark, and why he could expect his new creation be lauded on CNN as “a conservative site unafraid to take on Trump,” even as the site was staffed by leftist millennials and dutifully followed progressive propaganda lines. Like anyone whose living depends on keeping on the right side of a leftist industry, they understood that there’s only so much you can say if you care about cashing a paycheck—especially when the president and leader of your own party won’t take your phone calls.

The Never Trumpers, of course, aren’t the first Americans to hide cold careerism behind a wall of virtue-signaling. It’s why so many in the professional punditry went the way of Never Trump: More than anything else, the decision to align oneself with a movement that, ontologically, vows to reject the president a priori, no matter what he might say or do, regardless of your own supposed political beliefs, is a way of affirming one’s professional class loyalties, thus ensuring that your progeny will still be accepted and acceptable at Yale."

MissMarple2


Sec. Wilbur Ross
‏Verified account @SecretaryRoss
1m1 minute ago

The U.S. trade deficit dropped 2.1% in April, bringing the U.S. closer to balanced trade thanks to @RealDonaldTrump’s policies. Passing #USMCA will further level the playing field for U.S. exporters & support American companies, workers, farmers & ranchers https://www.bea.gov/news/2019/us-international-trade-goods-and-services-april-2019

Melinda

IL House Speaker Michael Madigan essentially runs the whole state's finances through his law firm, bills of attainder prohibitions mean nothing to him, since the only fixes available for any of your state sourced woes involve hiring him as the solution, and has been since he took office in the 1970s.

He might be in a bit of a hurry to influence his potential jury pool since he's now known to be on the Alderman Ed Burke phone and wire taps.

Tom R

Two articles that complement each other nicely.

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/285830/spies-are-the-new-journalists

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/32-tips-navigating-society-full-propaganda-and-manipulation

Threadkiller

I am glad everything went well, Buckeye!

Tom R

The infighting among the Progtard/SJWs for the 2020 Democrat nomination is going to be popcorn worthy.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-05/cnn-panel-slams-arrogant-lazy-biden-over-latest-example-plagiarism

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Someone, maybe narciso, asked about "ute" vehicles in Australia.

Looks like it is their name for a pickup truck.

Ute (vehicle) A ute (YOOT), originally an abbreviation for "utility" or "coupé utility", is a term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe vehicles with a tray behind the passenger compartment.

MissMarple2

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/06/russia-investigation-probe-justice-trump-1355524

Dems fear report on Russia probe could kill their oversight momentum

An internal DOJ report could highlight potential political bias by FBI agents at the heart of the Russia investigation.
============
Potential bias? HA! It's right there in black and white in those texts!

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/weather-radar-detects-huge-ladybug-cloud-over-california

I don't care if they ARE ladybugs, this is creepy.

Sandy Daze

The military forums are full of images today. A few for consideration:

Your-Freedom

MissMarple2

https://www.dailywire.com/news/48098/remember-dncs-lawsuit-over-russian-collusion-trump-ashe-schow

Remember The DNC’s Lawsuit Over Russian Collusion? Trump Campaign Just Used The MUELLER REPORT To Demand They Retract It.

Sandy Daze

May they all Rest In Peace:

Stairway

MissMarple2

Sandy Daze,

Those are beautiful and moving images.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/05/plutocrat-kochs-praise-dems-mass-amnesty-for-illegal-we-are-thankful/

These guys are users and opportunists.

Tom R

The report came from unnamed sources but if Pelosi actually said she wants to see Trump in prison, I see that as a sign she knows several prominent Democrats are about to get in serious legal or political trouble over Spygate. She is just engaging in preemptive deceitful misinformation so that the Democrats can spin any Spygate revelation damaging to them as Trump being on a "witch hunt" to cover up his own crimes (which unhinged Progtard/SJWs still believe to be "The Truth").

MissMarple2

Pelosi was in Normandy. I just saw a photo of her being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell.

Sandy Daze

Thanks, Miss M. I think they reflect the majesty of the effort. Great men.

~~~

Not nearly so beautiful and moving, but sincerely wrought, is this latest sign in front of my home:

IMAG6853-1

Orange Man Good !

OMG !

MAGA

sbwaters

MM, on which side?

Neo

Yesterday, The Hill reported that ‘censor’ was still on the table.
That’s most certainly a magnitude of pegs below impeachment.

Neo

‘censure’

clarice

I think Pelosi was just throwing a bone to the mad dog base after she nixed the impeachment gambol.

Comanche Voter

Pelosi in Normandy? Nancy you didn't build that!

Trump's speech at Normandy today is a very good one. Text posted over on Powerline.

MissMarple2

Excellent speech indeed, Commanche Voter. I am going to try to pick up the YouTube vieo later as the ABC feed on Periscope picked up every breath he made, like they had put the mike in his nostrils.

MissMarple2

Sandy Daze,

LOVE that sign! I can't even put on a bumper sticker because I live with my daughter, the Bernie fan.

That Master's Degree she got in Wisconsin brainwashed her. She used to listen to Gordon Liddy on her lunch hour when she was in art school as an undergrad.

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

How can POTUS go to prison if you don't impeach and try him? Is Pelosi endorsing the Weismann School of OOJ? Maybe her brain is as addled as the controversial video shows.

Even NYS can't indict a sitting POTUS, right?

MissMarple2

Jack, How about the video from Normandy linked in THIS tweet? There is something wrong with her, for sure.

@SpeakerPelosi is ill.

She fought so hard to get to where she is only to have her “legacy” be...

The mumbling, senile old bat that did nothing for her country & her hatred for a duly elected president.

She lost her chance to retire with ANY decency.

pic.twitter.com/Dzmrfgwc1G

— ALS😁1963 (ANDI)🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@HLAurora63) June 6, 2019
MissMarple2


Techno Fog
‏ @Techno_Fog
12s12 seconds ago

NEW - General Flynn is getting new lawyers.

Flynn "is terminating Covington & Burling LLP as his counsel and has already retained new counsel for this matter"

Interesting development at this stage...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8YzacMWwAACsGg.png

Above is link to legal filing of notice of counsel change.

Jack is Back!

Well, MM, if the DNC can bring in their own Psychologist's and Psychiatrists to foul their oaths and diagnose Trump's mental health then I can do the same as layman on Pelosi.

I call it onset-dementia and she has probably had it since she was 16:)

MissMarple2

Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. arrived in Ireland to celebrate their father's first visit as U.S. president and bought the residents of the Irish village of Doonbeg a drink https://t.co/jDCNWZ65RE pic.twitter.com/Cs7qJ6CY28

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 6, 2019

Video at link.

Dave (in MA)


Hollywood Reporter@THR
"It was a very new perspective to talk about." #HandmaidsTale star Elisabeth Moss reveals which scene from the season premiere was her favorite http://thr.cm/0PgRvS

Steve Robinson@BigSteve207
Was it the woah-too-realistic-under-Trump scene where the bad Christian patriarchs oppressed the kickass feminist Scientologists?

Jack is Back!

Those protests in Dublin reminds us all that the Irish (and I have that blood in me) are the original SJW's of the world. No one ever did it better than former President Mary Robinson. She set the standard for oppression politics as the free market Irish Tiger economy grew expotentially.

Buckeye

Just spent time with physical therapy tag team.

Ball buster.

Another dose tomorrow morning.

Good news is I am passing with flying colors

Bad news is when I go home, maybe tomorrow, Mrs.Buckeye won't have this support staff.

Captain Hate

Where are the adults to get Pelosi off the stage. Sharp as a tack, Meeka? What an embarrassment.

James D.

If we had any actual journalists, they’d put Pelosi on the spot, ask her to confirm they quote and then ask her what, precisely, the President should be going to prison for, and why those same charges don’t apply to pretty much every prominent Democrat politician, too.

Captain Hate

Yay, Buckeye!

Jane

I think we need to get all of Congress' medical records released. Pelosi's dementia is far passed onset. She's an absolute whack job, and the people have the right to know!

And I bet we'd fine that 3/4 of the people over 70 are in the thick of dementia.

Or they could agree to term limits - their choice.

MissMarple2

Well, went out to start my car and a dead battery. Hadn't left the lights on, so got the neighbor's gentleman friend to come over and jump me. Battery strap was broken and the cables pulled loose. He attached a temporary strap and jumped me. Good to go.

He and I agreed the strap probably broke when I hit a CHUCKHOLE (Pothole for you non-Hoosiers) and it bounced and broke due to the runner in it being old.

So, another thing I can blame on this stupid, incompetent mayor who does nothing except going to black churches to get photographed. Bah!

MissMarple2

runner = rubber

Davod


The Best of our spies, by Alex Gerlis, is related to D-Day.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17207689-the-best-of-our-spies

MissMarple2

As I mentioned the other day:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8Y7h61W4AAOdID.jpg

Jack is Back!

Jane,

One of these days some hacker is going to hack the Capitol pharmacy, and when that happens your theory will most likely be upheld:)

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/hell-freezes-over-as-jim-acosta-joe-scarborough-praise-trumps-d-day-speech

MissMarple2


IndyStar
‏Verified account @indystar
7m7 minutes ago

West Point cadet killed, 22 injured during training exercise near military academy http://dlvr.it/R67yjc

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-exclusive-trump-says-mueller-made-a-fool-of-himself

lyle

Good news is I’m passing with flying colors

Yay, Buckeye!

But I will warn you: with the amount of opioids you’re on and will be on, you can forget about that other kind of “passing” for a while. Hint: those stool softeners they tell you to take? Take them. 😉

MissMarple2

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! These Young at heart WWII HEROES are at the beaches of Normandy on #DDAY showing humor and laughter & singing “God Bless America”🇺🇸 God Bless these men and all the men who died to protect Europe against a horrific regime🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/giMBGibCfs

— JamieR {🎗} Army Girl ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Jamierodr14) June 6, 2019

Video at link, where they sing "God Bless America."

jimmyk

Glad to see Buckeye is doing well. As Clarice said, peeing is no small victory. I remember after my hernia surgery a few years ago several hours of anxiety and helplessness, and a bit of embarrassment, over that issue. I also remember the nurses telling me that if I succeeded, not to flush, because they wanted to see it themselves, as if I would lie about it just to get out of there.

I see in the responses to the DDay tweet that MM linked earlier, Slick Willie had inject himself into it: "25 years ago at Normandy I said ...." Zzzz

Captain Hate

Wasn't Slick's Normandy photo op right after Ron Brown was Arkancided?

MissMarple2


The Hill
‏Verified account @thehill
3m3 minutes ago

NEW POLL: Buttigieg hits double digits in new national poll of 2020 Democrats http://hill.cm/oTQvRN9

===============

This guy has a rat face and a lot of baggage which so far the press has concealed.

MissMarple2

Jack Posobiec
🇺🇸
‏Verified account @JackPosobiec

NEW: I'm told General Flynn's new lawyer is very high profile and appears on TV regularly

"A name everyone will recognize"

jimmyk

Hope to God it’s not Napolitano.

Narciso79

That was about three years later, after the campaign finance shenanigans came to light.

henry

Not Creepy Pron Lawyer?

henry

more events eventing (ht Ig)

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/06/something-big-just-happened-mexicos-southern-border/

Melinda

Missed this one, earlier: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/05/senate-intelligence-committee-british-security-consultant-1353675

henry

Anybody who has read Edward Gibbon’s famous book “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” had to be amazed that the most powerful empire on Earth at the time committed suicide “Through the insidious poison of free bread and circuses” as Edward Gibbon explained.

https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/rossi-the-decline-and-fall-of-illinois.html

Melinda

He misses the point that the IL GOP is happily on the same train.

Jack is Back!

Pete Buttigieg will not be POTUS.

Sandy Daze

BTW - re The Longest Day, if you have not watched this (Sam Elliot) reading SGT Ray Lambert--most strongly recommend you do. About 6 minutes.

As a proxy for all of those men...

May God Rest Their Souls.

https://youtu.be/MdzWRdZgan0

Buckeye

jimmyk, I am not only peeing into a greduated container, the nurses do an ultrasound 3 times a day to check bladder retention.

If you flunk they may catheterize.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
24m24 minutes ago

So sorry to hear about the terrible accident involving our GREAT West Point Cadets. We mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured. God Bless them ALL!

Narciso79

Yes that was a strange one whose running that committee, rhetorical question.

jimmyk

Good luck with that, Buckeye. In my case it was outpatient surgery, so I was all set to go home, my escort home was in the waiting room, and then it was 2-3 hours of just waiting.

Jane

Mexico has shut down their southern border so Guatemalans can't get in - and are stopping some of them who have already arrived.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/06/something-big-just-happened-mexicos-southern-border/

lyle

If you flunk they may catheterize

Huh. I must have pre-flunked. I was informed pre-surgery that I would be. And was...

Still great to hear things went well.

Jack is Back!

Sandy,

In case you didn't see it:

Ray was there in Normandy today and Trump recited pretty much the same narrative and went over to congratulate him. Those were some tough men to take the punishment of that landing and keep their courage.

henry

Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn years of cornerstone dogma in quantum physics.

Now they've gone too far. Unless warp drives are a result of this.

https://news.yale.edu/2019/06/03/physicists-can-predict-jumps-schrodingers-cat-and-finally-save-it?utm_source=YNemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=yn-06-06-19

MissMarple2


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pence-pays-homage-to-bedford-boys-on-75th-anniversary-of-d-day

Jack is Back!

Buckeye,

I want to second lyle's advice on having a laxative to counter the opiods even if its a mild OxyCodene.

Robin

Oh my goodness, I just watched the President's speech. He has done such a wonderful job of putting the focus on the true heroes of this day.

lyle

If you want to keep your BP down today, do not read Paul Sperry at RCP today re The Mueller coup outrage. Blood boiling.

Yes, I’m looking at you, James D.

Robin

This:

They battled, not for control and domination, but for liberty, democracy, and self-rule. They pressed on for love and home and country, the main streets, the schoolyards, the churches and neighbors and families and communities that gave us men such as these. They were sustained by the confidence that America can do anything, because we are a noble nation, with a virtuous people, praying to a righteous God. The exceptional might came from a truly exceptional spirit. The abundance of courage came from an abundance of faith.

The great deeds of an army came from the great depths of their love as they confronted their fate, the Americans and the Allies placed themselves into the palm of God’s hand. The men behind will tell you that they are just the lucky ones, as one of them recently put it, “all the heroes are buried here.” But we know what these men did, we knew how brave they were. They came here and saved freedom and then they went home and showed us all what freedom is all about.

I believe he almost choked up at one point.

lyle

I did, Robin.

MissMarple2

What is wrong with people that they cannot see what a good man he is? Why can't they see how much he has done for the country, and, in fact, the world, with no gain for himself? Why can't people see that he has sacrificed quite a lot to work the hardest I have ever seen any man work in the presidency?

It's so sad that there are so many haters in the country.

Jack is Back!

henry,

As Feynman's was fond of saying:

"I think I can say that nobody understands Quantum Mechanics." So he evidently distinguished between being able to use a theory and understanding it.

henry

JiB, that's the difference between an engineer and a theorist. ;)

jimmyk

What is wrong with people that they cannot see what a good man he is?

It doesn't matter whether they see it or not. Anyone to the right of center is demonized. Even a squish like Romney, or an obviously decent if weak W. You can bet if, God forbid, Kasich had won the 2016 nomination he would have been the second coming of Hitler.

Another Bob

Re. Utes, it’s a model name of a Holden (a GM brand) low-ride pickup truck. Best compared with the old El Camino. Also used to denote low-SUV style vehicles from the same/similar platform as well.

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

Narciso79

From two years ago, the cta inquest ignored his opinion:

https://babalublog.com/2017/06/06/omaha-beach-hero-was-first-man-to-fire-shots-at-bay-of-pigs-the-late-heroic-grayston-lynch/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR2CHli8NvBtQREQ-vV4iRnY5yd89mDHdsU-hFzCeiTw5m4-m59np1CrdVY

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Funny! Who knows, might even be true ...

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Narciso79

That's almost too good to check, Jim sc

Another Bob

Apparently Vox somehow induced YouTube to demonetize a bunch of content creators. Given the parties involved I assume it was for wrongthink.

Separately, Vox staff has apparently gone on strike.

When do we get to burn it all down?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A ref to the Obama/Netflix deal, no doubt ...

Narciso79

How does one strike at vox, stop memeing

Cue Sean bean pensive pose:


https://mobile.twitter.com/lisamei62/status/1097632682589204480?lang=en

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