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July 03, 2019

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Narciso79

Dunleavy threw then a curve ball. The revenge of Joe Miller

GUS

Narciso. Do you mean how did I get hurt?

clarice

David Burge


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While we celebrate our nation's birthday, let us also remember the founding idea in which it was conceived: the universal human need to make assholes leave us the fuck alone

Narciso79

corner.

Captain Hate

I'd prefer to see a Keating tee shirt for bottom of the class Sidney:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/1146784585927286790

Strawman Cometh

Happy Independence Day!!
Go fourth and detonate!! I just made that up.
Typepad clitching for anyone else?
RSBN feed :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03K5VZj0NNk

I tuned in late to the NBC feed henry linked. Did I miss the tanks already?

clarice

New parade link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlxOwx9ixII

Jane

Yes Gus. How did you get hurt?

JM Hanes

Happy 4th of July!

My Father's Flag

My father's 48 star flag. (And the obligatory Flickr link).


And here's a little trip down memory lane. For some reason I never got a photo of the JOM delegation, but this one's for you Frau! The original DC Tea Party 912. You can click the 2nd photo (panorama) and scroll through the pix with the magic arrows.

We're still standing!

Extraneus

Philly Flag Store Sells 1,000 Betsy Ross Flags a Day after Nike and Colin Kaepernick Sh*t On America

I wonder which company will come out with the shoes.

clarice

Another live parade link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03K5VZj0NNk

Jane

JMH, are there pix of us in there? (I mean that we can see?)

GUS

Johnny McStain 894 out of 899 USNA.

Came in the last 1/2 percent. 99 and 1/2 percent came in ahead of McStain.

JM Hanes

Jane:

Alas, I have none of us. We were on separate paths, when I started doing my photo thing. That was actually my first serious attempt at anything remotely akin to "photo journalism" Normally, I never take photos of people. My favs are the two photos of the biker-looking guys. They started out looking pretty rough & tough, and then I said something (wish I could remember what!) that cracked them up.

Momto2

John Adams on how we should remember Independence Day. “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.

It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.

Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction.”

sbwaters

Dad died a year ago, two days before his 98th birthday ... on the Fourth of July. On Facebook, my brother just posted a picture of the flag draped on his casket. Members of his company, of the 222nd regiment of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division, helped liberate and entered Dachow.

... and people, purposefully ignorant of history, duped by demagoguery, presume offense to both the flag and the military that protects both it and our liberty?

They would have us stand down so they can steal the freedom we have so strenuously defended?

Seriously?

jimmyk

the item about the comeback of the Bald Eagle illustrates how tardy the authorities are on removing animals from the endangered list.

Kind of like that telephone tax put on in 1898 because of the Spanish-American War, that has had more lives than Wile E. Coyote.

I keep saying that every act of Congress, every piece of legislation, should be required to expire within 5 years, and only renewable by an individual vote (not a mass reauthorization of 1000 different bills).

JM Hanes

Gus,

How's your foot? Are you on crutches? Did you ever tell us what happened (as I recall, you're pretty closed-mouthed about that sort of thing)? Hope you're getting around and won't be laid up for long.

Captain Hate

Loved the port-a-john photo, JMH.

Jane

Momto2, Happy 31st anniversary - even if it's a tough one.

SBW, Here's to your Dad!

JMH, remember there was absolutely no trash and the capital police were stunned.

Gus, you aren't going to answer my question are you? Well I still hope you are doing okay!

Captain Hate

I keep saying that every act of Congress, every piece of legislation, should be required to expire within 5 years, and only renewable by an individual vote (not a mass reauthorization of 1000 different bills).

Make everything like GOP tax cuts?

jimmyk

The taxes themselves have to be reauthorized, not the cuts.

jimmyk

But I had spending and regulations in mind more than revenue measures.

Jack is Back!

Shocking News: Bryan Brothers win another doubles match at Wimbledon😄

I am on the flight path for thousands of brown pelicans who fly by in squadrons of 20 to 40 or more. Magnificent birds who can fly up to 30 mph. Then inside the gates of our community, we have 3 active Bald Eagle nests. We have an Osprey who makes our roof his crows nest as he keeps watch on the sea.

Captain Hate

Momto2, do Emma and Darby wilt in the heat like Teddy does? When I take him to the dog park, after tearing around briefly he lies down in whatever shade he finds and then sleeps in the a/c of the car on the way home.

Art in Newport

Earthquake here. Medium ... still moving a little.

GUS

Jane, JMH and Narciso. And all of my JOM friends.
Several months ago, just before I was hospitalized back then. I injured my left foot doing a 5k.
I kind of rolled the left foot. 2 small bones had stress fractures. I limped along until last Thursday. I was with my son and had to walk 3 miles in the pouring rain. My foot took the brunt, the bones fractured and I got a "fracture blood blister" on the side of my foot. I had an appt for Tuesday to see the DOC. He sent me to the E.R..
It was infected and I had surgery yesterday a.m.
Thank you so much for your concern. God love you Jane!!!

jimmyk

JiB, I stayed up last night watching the rerun of Gauff vs. Rybarikova. Gauff looks really good. Incredibly cool under pressure, big serve, great shot-making. She has a decent chance at beating Hercog in the 3rd round, though Hercog looked pretty good dismantling Keys. But then she'll face either Azarenka or Halep, and that will probably be it for her.

Old Lurker

Jack "I am on the flight path for thousands of brown pelicans who fly by in squadrons of 20 to 40 or more."

And if you substitute "brown pelicans" with "Gulfstream Jets", you would be describing my house on Nantucket. I joke that as I lose track of the days of the week as summer goes on, I can reset my internal calendar knowing that on Fridays they are always arriving (left to right), on on Mondays they are always leaving (right to left). Happily too high to hear.

jimmyk

Yikes, GUS, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

Captain Hate

Best wishes for full and rapid recovery, GUS!

Jane

Yikes Gus! So sorry. When do they let you go home?

GUS

Capn', Congress can't or won't pass a budget thru regular order for over 10 years. The aren't listening. Continuing resolutions have gotten us 12 plus TRILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLION deeper in debt.

THROAT SLASHING IS OUR ANSWER.

Old Lurker

I confused my right and left but only Man Tran and Hoyden could figure that out and then only if they knew my house is on the eastern tip of the island. Just trying to be accurate. :-)

Old Lurker

Gus, once again the root cause of most human suffering is exercising when you don't have to. Like a 5K.

Jane

OL,

Back in the day I flew in there hundreds of times. Once I came over by ferry, got to about 1/2 mile away and they made us go back (2 hours) because of the storm. My friends said: "Go take a plane" -

So like an idiot I did. It was a 6 person plane and I was in the co-pilot's seat. Scary scary conditions. When we landed the pilot turned to me and said: "I bet you are happy".

Sheesh. But for some reason I loved flying those little planes. Probably a 20 minute flight.

GUS

O.L. I won't have to worry about that for a while.

Jane, pray that they SPRING ME, tomorrow.

Picc line gets put in tomorrow.

JM Hanes

Yikes, Gus. What a mess. Hope you let it heal up, so to speak, completely, before you do any more running around. The waiting is always the hardest part of recovering, well, except for the pain, of course, which I hope you don't have much of.

Jane

Boy it's cool to see people from all these different countries celebrating America. So far Tawainese, Chinese, Indians and a few others. Obviously very grateful.

Captain Hate

Jane, is Kiwi doing ok in the heat?

GUS

Thank you all.

Marlene

Get well soon Gus! If you rather not use crutches,rent a knee scooter. :)
I wish you all were sitting on the porch in the woods with us. It is so quiet and peaceful. Mom and my sister drove back to NH this morning. We took them to the pub last night and half the TV screens had a soccer game and the other half had tennis. Gauff is very impressive.

Jane

Capt,

Kiwi is okay, but she doesn't go out much and has a pool (or 2) on the lanai and one in the house. I have a frozen mat she sits on when outside. Neither one of us is getting enough exercise these days. She has medication and I give her CBD oil (which I also give me).

Birds of a feather I guess.

MissMarple2

Maggie will go outside only early in the morning in this heat, unless I force her.

When it was so hot on Sunday I opened the door and she went out and did a U-turn and came right back in.

JM Hanes

Old Lurker:

"Gus, once again the root cause of most human suffering is exercising when you don't have to. Like a 5K."

My feeling exactly. Plus, have you ever seen anyone running who looks happy?

I prefer to dig stuff up in my garden. You bend, lift, twist etc. the time away, and when you're done, you've got something abfab to show for it. The idea of an exercise class leaves me positively overcome with ennui. Unfortunately I've recently developed a taste for home made Irish Soda Bread, which is one of your better vehicles for butter, so I'm going to have to go back to tramping around in the woods again, soon. If I'm taking photos it doesn't feel like exercise. If there were a squash court next door, I might bestir myself to play, but I'd probably wind up in the deck chair next to GUS if I did at this point.

In addition to my father's flag, I also have my grandfather's rocking chair from the porch at Marblehead, which is unbelievably comfortable, with nary a cushion in sight.

Buckeye

Get better quick GUS!

Marlene

Actually,the tennis match was on in the late afternoon when we were at the pub. What do you tennis experts think of Gauff? She is so young. Will she became the next Serena Williams or Tiger Woods.
Today is the first day of summer here as far as the heat. Scout is exhausted from the company. Also,the property owner at the end of the road (on the Penobscot) is having a big party. Her family owns a huge chunk of land on the river and she's been renovating the very rustic cabin. Scout barks at every car because he thinks they're turning in our driveway.

GUS

I'm in a hospital bed.

GUS

IT SUCKS.

Momto2

CH - Emma and Darby go out first thing early in the morning. They do not like the heat either. The one thing that gets them to stay out a bit longer is when I'm using the vacuum cleaner. We only take walks before 9 am or after 8 pm. They love the AC!

Marlene

Gus! :( I can commiserate a bit. Two years ago I had my foot surgery and spent most of the summer on one foot.

JM Hanes

Sharp eyes, Captain! That's the only picture that I substantively altered.

Jane:

That was true of the 1st local Tea Party I went to in Winston-Salem, too. Not a plastic straw left behind. I remember that in DC, even where the trash cans were overflowing, people neatly placed their trash beside them. I'm not fond of large crowds, but I never once felt nervous there, even in the middle of an occasional crush. There were a couple of counter protesters who wondered freely amongst us, as well. After an experience like that, it was all the more stunning to hear the smears that came after, especially from what had been my own party.

Momto2

Gus - My friend did a similar thing. She had a knee replacement and a few days later fell injuring the opposite foot. They did not realize it was broken for several weeks. It's been quite a complicated recovery for her as many of the things they wanted her to do for her knee therapy were not possible with her foot. She's much better now and walking around Disney this weekend.

I hope you are back up, out and about very soon! Let us know if you get "sprung" tomorrow. At least you can watch all of the festivities today.

jimmyk

What do you tennis experts think of Gauff? She is so young.

I gave my opinion above, Marlene. Very impressive. I like that her parents are there together and making sure that she keeps her head together (unlike the train wrecks that a lot of prodigy families seem to be). Still, so many of these upstarts flame out (mentally) it's hard to say anything for sure.

MissMarple2

GUS,

Hope you get out tomorrow. I detest running and therefore don't have to wory about injuring myself that way.

Earthquake was 6.6 in southern California.

Jane

Hell JMH, when I told my swimming pal about Antifa today, the first thing he did is compare it to the Tea Party. People are sooooooo uninformed.

jimmyk

once again the root cause of most human suffering is exercising when you don't have to. Like a 5K.

What's the old joke? I get my exercise as a pall-bearer for all my exercise-obsessed friends.

But I should talk, as I either play tennis or go to the gym probably 6 days/week. Played 90 minutes of tennis this morning in god-awful heat and humidity. Probably not smart, but I've been very healthy and injury-free.

Captain Hate

After an experience like that, it was all the more stunning to hear the smears that came after, especially from what had been my own party.

There's initially a hollow feeling in your gut when you realize you've been sold out by people you trusted. Then you suck it up and begin Plan B.

MissMarple2


Steve Herman
‏Verified account @W7VOA
42s42 seconds ago

"We've had a lot of aftershocks" and there'll be a lot more, adds @DrLucyJones, speaking to reporters. Chance of a M5 aftershock this afternoon is "greater than 50/50."
===============
Dr. Jones is a seismologist.

GUS

50/50 that Dr Lucy is a quack.

Old Lurker

Donald Trump IS Plan B.

There is no Plan C that does not involve bloodshed.

Rocco

Aw, I was hoping GUS broke his foot by kicking a LIBERAL COMMIE in the ass.

GUS

So there is no plan 4-D. I'm shocked!

Texas Liberty Gal

So sorry Gus!! I know how you feel! I'd tell you to hang in there but I know you already know that (and it doesn't help when anybody says that though they meam well) I'll keep you my prayers.

lyle

Heal up soon, GUS.

Just got back from our hike. We hesitated to go to Adam’s Gulch because of all the people and mountain bikers but the pups did GREAT. Everyone was wishing each other a “happy fourth.” A little cooler today but a perfect temp for hiking. No guests or commitments today so tonight I’m opening a great California red, Neal Family ‘06 Rutherford Cabernet. For the country, of course. 😎🍷Cheers, compatriots!

lurkersusie

Oh,

Luke Rosiak
@lukerosiak
· 2h
Hillary Clinton Withdraws As Cybersecurity Conference Keynote, Citing ‘Unforeseen Circumstance’ (link: https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/04/hillary-clinton-cybersecurity-conference/) dailycaller.com/2019/07/04/hil… via @dailycaller

Captain Hate

That's right, OL. Trump is the Uniparty's latest best chance to get the country back to its founding principles the easy way. Unfortunately they never choose the easy way.

Jack is Back!

GUS,

Dr. Lucy is a real sharp seismologist. She pulled no punches and downplayed the severity since it is outside the San Andreas and if in the desert the seismic wave is not the same as a 6.4 on top of bedrock. More liquefaction than shake rattle and roll.

Not a quack at all. A very honest scientist trying to calm down the Quack press. I wore a PICC line for 6 weeks, GUS. You can handle it but who is going to change out your solution at home? Your wife? Mine refused and that is why i couldn't go home at 5 weeks and had to wait an exrtra week to make sure the infection was clear.

D

Gus:
Sorry to hear about your foot injury.
Why were you walking 3 miles?
Agree with OL.
Tried running but don’t really like it.
I do ride my bike and always enjoy that.
Longest trip was 35 miles back when I was dating my husband 40 years ago.
I passed the test and we were married a year later.
TLG:
Still praying for a recovery for you.
Glad it is a lighter cast.

Next time come to Cleveland and my brother in law will fix it for you.

Extraneus

Border patrol agents put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to shame with video tour after she insists detainees are drinking from toilets

Narciso79

They realized the absurdity of the exercise

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/strzok-page-texts-london-meeting-justice-department

D

What is a PICC line?

D

Ext
AOC has no shame.
She is a fluff chick twerp who is due for some comeuppance.

MissMarple2


Jack,

Thanks for sticking up for Dr. Jones. I have read some of her work and thought that people would realize that I know who the geology quacks are.

It's such a shame one of those faults doesn't run under Bette Midler's home. Ha!

I did read that Los Angeles had about 20 seconds of shaking, which is pretty long when you are living through it.

D

Lurkersusie:
Thank you for news.
Hillary is sick and is keeping it under wraps.
Occasionally she has unforeseeable flare ups that need to be controlled by medicine and test.
She has lied about this for years.
We will get the whole truth if she is indicted or found guilty of federal crimes.

D

Test should be rest.

Jack is Back!

OL,

So many private jets fly into East Hampton Airport, the citizenry along the flight path have been trying to get the FAA to limit their hours and also how they vector in.....In Southampton, we are lucky and have a heliport for the short trip from Manhattan. Not as many Hollywood types in SH. They prefer EH, ergo the jets versus the helicopters.

Marlene

TLG,good thoughts for your good health!


Interesting,lurkersusie! Isn't Chelsea due to have a baby soon? That isn't really unforeseen,so maybe Grandma is drunk!

MissMarple2

D.,

I find it horrifying that Nancy Pelosi doesn't reign her in. She is lying about federal employees which is unconscionable and should bring her up on an ethics charge.

I also don't understand why Omar hasn't been pulled off the intelligence committee. Seems like an obvious action.

MissMarple2

My daughter came in and said "Mom, the death toll is up to 5."

I said "WHAT???"

She was talking about FRUIT FLIES that she had caught in her home-made trap! I thought she was talking about the earthquake!

Good grief!

Jack is Back!

Maryrose,

A PICC line is a temporary insertion into a vein/artery (usually the left arm) with a receptacle attached so the nurses can just hook up your solution with having to stab you each time.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
41m41 minutes ago

Looks like a lot of people already heading to SALUTE TO AMERICA at Lincoln Memorial. It will be well worth the trip and wait. See you there at 6:00 P.M. Amazing music and bands. Thank you ARMY!

clarice

Admit it, Gus--you're just doing this stuff to be back in bed cosseted by the nurses. They'll wise up soon and throw you out. XOXOXO

GUS

Dr, just came in and changed my massive dressing.
She loved what she saw. It looked HEINOUS to me.
She said she might SPRING ME, tomorrow.
Amazing young woman with 4 kids. Goes to the Catholic church where a ton of my friends go. She knew a lot of my friends.

Narciso79

Why were you walking three miles in the rain?

MissMarple2

Why I wish that fault line ran under Bette Midler's house:


Bette Midler
‏Verified account @BetteMidler

So that #FatFuck has hijacked our most important national holiday, Independence Day, to promote his own re-election. Like Rick Wilson says, “Everything Trump touches Dies”. Wonder what he’ll do with Thanksgiving.

======

Note also she quotes that evil Never Trumper Rick Wilson, who I am convinced hates Trump because Wilson is guilty of something like child trafficking. There. I said it.

clarice

I told you they'd throw you out soon, Gus.

JMH, wasn't that first tea party mtg so much fun--I remember you and all your camera eqpt and your nice room where we could take a break--Janet and Frau and MT and his lovely wife, Jane..I'm sure I forgot some--but it was great!

Jane

You forgot Caro! Harrumph!

clarice

A little thunderstorm here but it seems to be passing.

clarice

SEE, I KNEW I'D FORGET AT LEAST ONE PERSON, JANE.

Texas Liberty Gal

MM - I actually was a big fan of Bette Midler back in the day.
I went to see her in Chicago and the only thing I remember about it is this line from her - "you're going to like this next song because I shake my tits a lot"
Oh the things one remembers...

GUS

Jack thank you for your kind words. You cracked me up. I'm sure Dr Jones is a "good" scientist.
I said it was 50/50 that she's a quack. It's like flipping a coin!!! Seismology is far from an exact
science.

GUS

Why were you walking three miles in the rain?

Because 2 miles just would't get the job done.

lyle

Bette Midler has the same initials as the medical term for defecation...

Coincidence? I think not.

MissMarple2

Texas Liberty Gal,

I was, too. That's why I feel so horrified that she is acting like this.

Here is how our culture has changed. Here is a video of Robin Williams from 1982, portraying the American flag. It's both funny and patriotic.

https://biggeekdad.com/2012/03/robin-williams-american-flag/#.XR4-SoFbv8o.twitter

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1m1 minute ago

Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!


Captain Hate

Something is not mentally right with Rick Wilson.

D

Just had a little storm here as well.
Now the sun is back out.
I bet that first Tea Party gathering was awesome with that cast of characters.
It made a difference and we will find a way to stop the Left this time as well.
Loved the tweet from a British official wishing us a happy 4th of July.
He said “Burned the WH sorry about that “ Back in 1812.
All good wishes for the present day.

lyle

Who is Rick Wilson and why should I GAF?

MissMarple2

#Update: Just in - Incredible video alleged from the #earthquake in a liquor store in #Ridgecrest in #California, just a few miles from the epicentre... pic.twitter.com/gQvqd5J5Bl

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) July 4, 2019

Video at link.

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