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July 25, 2019


Sandy Daze

HI !


She told the hispanic dude to go back to Cuba.

Sandy Daze

Oh, and "Have a nice day!"


In today’s environment, companies are staying private longer and longer. I believe this is because of increased regulatory burden, shareholder activists, the short-term mentality of the public market where leaders are managing quarter-to-quarter as opposed to three or five years out, and the availability of private funding.




Sandy, do you have more than ten items in your cart? That twelve pack doesn't count as one item. :/


As such, our government must look at regulation, complexity of tax policies, and shareholder activities through the eyes of a private company. Sarbanes-Oxley and the current standalone considerations on privacy and security legislation, for example, are too focused on the missteps of the large companies; when small companies implement the same processes, the expenses are prohibitive, dramatically reducing their ability to grow and create new jobs.

bingo again


The best place to start addressing this is by encouraging business, political, and academic leaders alike to work together to foster entrepreneurship and high-tech skills at the university-level

it was too good to last.


Not Wiessmann?


NYT hints: Mueller aide Aaron Zebley was actually running the Russiagate probe




I don't believe anything the NYT says.



Information from White House logs and archived letters from the Clinton Library, which will probably soon suffer a fire.

Old Lurker

Henry, John Chambers sat in front of me in 8th grade math class at Horace Mann Jr. High in Charleston, WV.

James D.

The best place to start addressing this is by encouraging business, political, and academic leaders alike to work together to foster entrepreneurship and high-tech skills at the university-level

The best way to address pretty much any economic or societal problem is to get the government the eff out of it, since it's an iron-clad guarantee that government policies (created by credentialled elite experts) either created it or made it worse.


OL, he certainly did well in business. Seems trapped in public/private partnership land though. Must want subsidies to mitigate his high risk venture investing.


No Mueller would be running zebley not vice versa it's like Mike Ross telling Harvey spector what to do.


Prev thread, TomR: "Based on that Nolte oped, is it safe for me to assume neither of you believe Mueller was suffering from senility or some form of cognitive impairment?"

Perhaps Mueller is impaired but did OK with Dem questions because he rehearsed them?


I did not watch the hearing yesterday but listened to some of it on the radio. Several commentators noticed that Meuller began answering the dems questions before they had finished asking.

James D.

I meant to comment on rocco's post re: prison injuries and suicides from the previous post.

It certainly seems like we have a system that does a great job with punishment and creating misery, but isn't very hot on doing much to increase the chance that prisoners will be productive and law abiding citizens after they're released.

I don't know what the answer is, but I don't think it's what we have now.

Honestly, I'd rather see a lot less people in prison, and more widespread use of the death penalty. If we as a society truly believe that someone can't ever be allowed back on the streets, I don't see any benefit to anyone - including the criminal - of locking them up for several decades. Just shoot them and be done with it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Based on that Nolte oped, is it safe for me to assume neither of you believe Mueller was suffering from senility or some form of cognitive impairment?--

First, based on experience I'd say you are not on safe ground when you are making assumptions. To paraphrase the late not great Fritz Hollings, "ders too much assumin goin on out der".
Second you have a disconcerting method of asking a foundational question that is leading somewhere you choose not to disclose like Hamilton Burger often did. I object.
Third, I have said for many months that Mueller is suffering from profound cognitive impairment. He's dumb as a plank.
That does not preclude his being a swampy scoundrel as well.


Frank drebin as soecial counsel I'll buy that.




I remember Nadler back before he had his stomach stapled, when he was really fat.
He did slim down a bit since the staples, but I caught a video of Nadler walking down a hallway yesterday and the guy looks like .. Humpty Dumpty



Yes indeed... prosecutors want access to things without serving a warrant on the person affected. Just like the FCPA "deregulation" safe harbor creates. That is Foucault, not Madison.

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ

U.S. attorneys argue that the Fourth Amendment says companies must decrypt messages when investigators have a court order



I had forgotten that the executions take place I Terre Haute, Indiana.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You could dredge most any methadone clinic, the Folsom Street Fair or a random sampling of San Francisco sidewalk feces depositors and without exception find people less repellent, more patriotic and less destructive than this gaggle of poltroons.
Elijah Cummings is off the edge on the right margin. Every day and in every way he looks a little more like I have always imagined Tars Tarkas, Edgar Rice Burroughs green martian hero to have looked. All he needs is to sprout a couple of upward jutting tusks.
And turn green.
And grow an extra set of arms.
And grow to fifteen feet tall.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Frank drebin as soecial counsel I'll buy that.--

Except for the funny part.

Old Lurker

WSJ "U.S. senators are gearing up for a battle over how to fix the pensions of about 1.3 million retirees and workers in trucking, mining and other industries. The most troubled multiemployer pension funds are short an estimated $100 billion to pay out retirees."

Something really bad this way comes.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Someone with real talent should place Mueller in some of those Police Squad! sketches.
"Is this some kind of bust?"

Dave (in MA)

When it takes so long to sign in (again) , you forgot what you were going to say...


I will never forget Jr. asking me if he should participate in the OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System).

He probably hasn't forgotten my eff bomb laced response either:)

Dave (in MA)

...but it was probably something stupid, so no big deal.


Getting closer....



....and closer....




The only thing I got from my ex was a small pension he got through mining. I would like it to continue, as it pays a few bills.

I hope they can figure out something sensible.

If I remember correctly, a lot of companies borrowed from their pension funds in order to meet UMW demands and never paid it back, because then coal went into a huge decline.

I will have to read up more on this.

Dave (in MA)
a small pension he got through mining.

(see what I meant in my 1:02?)


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 4m4 minutes ago

Beautiful Welcome Ceremony at the Pentagon this morning for our new Secretary of Defense, Mark @EsperDoD!


Captain Hate

OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System)

💥 💥 💥 💥


I just watched President Trump do the ceremonial review of the troops at the Pentagon.

I did not realize how really tall he is. He is taller than the new Sec Def and also taller than the officer who was leading the review.

Dave (in MA)

9 mos. pregnant Erica Thomas doesn't look any different from not pregnant Erica Thomas.



Did that negativity comment make sense, or did I use too much inside baseball?


>>>Anyone else starting to get the impression that the world is about to explode politically and economically, that Trump is very aware of this (perhaps with some specificity), and is trying to distance the US from it?

Posted by: Another Bob | July 25, 2019 at 08:19 AM<<<

just had to repost this AB. i've had a since of it too.



Minnesota people seem to think he would have a good chance. (Picked this up over on Twitter.)


Carla Motis & Joan Chamarro (he's playing bass):

"He Ain't Got Rhythm"



Oh, And her sister, Andrea playing trumpet and on vocals.

Captain Hate

Too much inside baseball. When you're immersed in it for a living you tend to not notice it.


Did any of these gents pass judgement on blsgo?


Crud, sorry, I'll spell out more later tonight, but I know what you're getting at...






Mueller didn't work many hours...



That's what I thought, for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee and thou.


somebody noted (back thread):
"My appetite is much diminished without sugars or grains in my diet so I never feel deprived."

Ext commented:
"This makes me wonder if it's the carbs or the calories.
Does a high fat/protein diet satiate appetite with fewer calories than when more carbs are included?"

I haven't tracked calories, and I'm only a beginner measured in weeks not months on the diet.
But it has certainly been my experience that with the meat and cheese protein in the diet I feel either no hunger or a minimal, barely noticeable, gnawing feeling. I rarely need a breakfast, for example. I can easily get by on 2 meals a day. Makes weight loss a gimme.


Clip of Levin getting cut off for mentioning ValJar on air:


Tom R

Another informative thread from DawsonSFields connecting some Spygate dots thanks to recent declassifications.


Old Lurker

Jim (and Ext).

Since I was charting carbs closely, it was easy to add a column for calories too. There is absolutely no doubt that my cals were way down too. I was "controlling" portions for carb management, and the calories just followed suit.

So I don't know the what or the why...I just know I am healthier and more fit than I can recall, and that I am never hungry like before.

As my Doc said when the tests came back "Well, with those numbers, what's not to like about being 25# lighter than this week last year?"


16 US Marines arrested at Camp Pendleton:



"9 mos. pregnant Erica Thomas doesn't look any different from not pregnant Erica Thomas."

Is this what you forgot Dave?

If so, no worries.


Carbs make me hungry and unsatisfied. Fats make me full and satisfied. For me that's the difference.


OL 2:05
So I would make the argument (to be sure, via arm waving) that
1) you are motivated enough to go on the diet
2) with minimal will power and no hunger pangs your portion control is effortless

Anyone can forcibly over-eat, binge on desserts, etc etc

But if you are already being mindful and you don't feel hunger, it's trivial to eat sensible amounts.


This seems good.

"Which means our adversaries don't know—and that happens on the far side of the Earth from our adversaries—where it's going to come up next. And we know that that drives them nuts. And I'm really glad about that."



When your Mom writes your book report, and ...

Old Lurker

Exactly right at least for me, Jim.

In fact your "eating sensible amounts" is what my wife said last night she saw most in me when I told her about the debate here.

Since my wife is always right...


Pardon my joy--my 14 y.o. granddaughter got her evaluation from a persuasion and propaganda course she took at Loyola University a few weeks ago (part of the Johns Hopkins CTY program).Among the praise was this: ""For example, during the discussion on cognitive bias, you related your own experiences of moving from a far-left area to a more central area, reaching a conclusion that the more knowledge one had, the more one is challenged to alter their cognitive bias."


"Buzzfeed lays off 200. Most are people of color."


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 22m22 minutes ago

We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well...

...What took place was completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Bill de Blasio should act immediately!


Tulsi Gabbard

TULSI2020: In the hours following the 1st debate, while millions of Americans searched for info about Tulsi, Google suspended her search ad account w/o explanation. It is vital to our democracy that big tech companies can’t affect the outcome of elections tulsi.to/tulsi-vs-google

2/3 - #Google controls 88% of internet search in the US — giving it control over our access to information. Google’s arbitrary suspension of the account of a presidential candidate should be of concern to all Americans. tulsi.to/tulsi-vs-google

Tulsi Gabbard @TulsiGabbard

3/3 - Google’s discrimination against our campaign reveals the danger of their dominance & how the dominance of big tech over public discourse threatens core American values. They threaten our democracy & #Tulsi will fight back on behalf of all Americans. tulsi.to/tulsi-vs-google


Captain Hate

Ewok sidebar on fire

Hey Clarity Media -- great job firing the Old Cucks and replacing them with Slightly Younger and Much Cheaper Cucks. How's your latest RINO trashfire operation doing? Is the Washington Examiner really giving you the Voice and Reach in "conservative" politics you'd imagined it would?
Maybe you should find something you're good at, huh?
A scene from Clarity Media, a year ago: "Man, Steve Hayes and Bill Kristol are just yesterday's news. Let's get someone with Youth Buzz and some excitement, some electricity crackling around them! Get me -- SETH MANDEL AND JAY CARUSO!!!"
A great team plucked out of the "Literally Who?" file
Brilliant, fellas. Brilliant. Another triumph. You're worth every dime you're sucking out of old Mr. Moneybags there.

Tom R

Perhaps Mueller is impaired but did OK with Dem questions because he rehearsed them?

Jim @ 12:25

Here is my problem with that theory. Pretty much every single Democrats asked leading questions that stipulated it was beyond a doubt that Trump was guilty of something. With one exception Mueller refused to accept their mischaracterization of the facts. The one exception is when he agreed with something Ted Lieu said. During the lunch break he made it clear that he misspoke and he changed his answer.

In other words, IMO there was no evidence yesterday that Mueller and the Democrats rehearsed scripted questions.

Captain Hate

Clip of Levin getting cut off for mentioning ValJar on air

I'll be interested to hear what Yeller says about this tonight. He's not averse to slamming Fox at times and praising them at others.

Tom R

Iggy @ 12:40

Nolte explicitly takes the position that Mueller isn't senile. It was in the title of his oped. He made it emphatically clear later:

I didn’t see senility or fragility or confusion or old age or anything close to doddering.

What I saw was a guilty man forced to take the stand against his will, a guilty man who fought like hell to never appear for a cross examination. Why? Because he’s guilty. And because the facts are not on his side, because he cannot explain his behavior, because he cannot justify what he’s done, he has only one choice and that’s to stall — to ask for questions to be repeated, to pretend he doesn’t understand, to run out the clock, and when that fails, he simply refuses to answer any question (take the Fifth!) that will confirm his guilt.

Your response to Extraneus was "Bingo Nolte". Now you say I was wrong to assume you agreed with Nolte's main point? That doesn't jive.

Second you have a disconcerting method of asking a foundational question that is leading somewhere you choose not to disclose like Hamilton Burger often did. I object.

You are 100% correct. I do have a point to make but I wanted to first make sure that you and Extraneus were in agreement with Nolte. BTW for the record I agree with Nolte as well. I don't think Mueller is suffering from senility or any other cognitive impairment.


According to this guy, the Qataris are trying to go after Jared Kushner and Don Jr.


Apparently there is a second thread and when I find it I will post it.


WOW! Clarice!


Neat, isn't it, Jane. Here's a good piece on cognitive dissonance which might explain debates with loonies who've been gaslighted:https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/24/the-marlene-effect-why-our-reasonable-neighbors-are-blind-to-the-deep-state/?fbclid=IwAR1u5JOf55haakPNRjrm1xmpmbQrv82r7qG34Zdrgy886STQskWlLxHFaMo

Dave (in MA)

I guess so, Jane.


Qatar is working directly with a member of Congress, purportedly.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I agree with Nolte that Mueller isn't senile.
I do believe Mueller is dumb as a stump and a Deep State creep.
What Nolte's views on those subjects are I don't know.


I just read your 11:12 on Evers’ task force. One of the business leaders m3ntioned is my partner in golf league. Will have to ask him about it.


JohnH, sounds like a good investment in beverages. ;)


Mueller proved Jane’s accuracy in naming him a rat, yesterday.

A self-serving famewhore rat, I might add.



When I saw Mueller's answers to Jim Jordan six years ago, they were much the same as yesterday only with a little less stuttering. Otherwise, lot's of "I don't know" and "I will have to get back to you" and such. Jordan was about to have an exploding head, he was so exasperated.

I agree, dumb as a stump. Also no self-awareness.


not caught to see if anyone asked this previously so...

i was able to catch some of the hearings yesterday while traveling for work.

at one point i thought i heard a repub ask mueller something along the lines of 'is it standard practice to write the dissent memo in which barr's summary conclusions were disputed?'

mueller's response was 'i didn't authorize that.'

that'd mean he didn't write or presumably read it.

is that what i heard and if so, am i the only one that didn't know that?

Old Lurker

But Bub, If Mueller didn't authorize it, does that mean Rosenstein was not watching the store either? This is my shocked face.

Trump has been all alone in this war since before the election.



Including Diane Feinstein's husband.


Old Lurker,

He's not been alone. It's just that the press doesn't know who most of his allies are.

He also has millions of Americans who have pitched in to do investigating, make memes and videos, launched pod casts, etc.

Mike Pence gave up a governorship to run with him. I can guarantee you that whatever the pitch was that he gave to Pence, he made a darn good case.

There are all sorts of things going on that don't show up on the regular news. Have a little more patience.



Booker going after Biden over the 1994 crime bill.


Paul Sperry‏ @paulsperry_ · 2h2 hours ago

BREAKING: In another sign McCabe, Lisa Page & Strzok continued to run the Trump-Russia probe (post-May '17), Mueller testified he referred leads & info back to FBI's C.I. team (Strzok) through FBI personnel he embedded at his office, who collected, filed & sent the info to FBI HQ


OL, you shoulda seen my shocked face as I was driving down I-69. It was something of a 'WTF?' moment.

I've been told over and over for over two years that the one thing I could count on was that 'we don't know what Bob Mueller knows.'

Apparently Bob didn't know either.

Dave (in MA)

Heh, https://pjmedia.com/trending/snopes-plays-satire-police-slams-babylon-bee-for-joke-about-erica-thomas-and-chick-fil-a/


Hello to JOM from Minnesota! Visiting my folks and enjoying great weather.

I can't keep up, but from what I've read about Muellermas yesterday, which do you like better?

Backfire Hurricane


Crossfire Boomerang

I can't decide.


I just watched some propaganda video that was supposed to make me feel sorry for some illegal getting pulled out of a car by ICE. He refused to I open the door so they busted the glass and left his baby momma to fix his mess while he’s deported for at least the second time.

It just occurred to me that Democrats are turning illegals into fetishized Sovereign Citizens. It’s maddening.



Did Barr bring back execution specifically for traitors or is he trying to scare everybody like corrupt governors and drug kingpins?

Old Lurker

Hi Porch!


Good afternoon! The Marlene in clarice's @ 3:12 is 80 years old. Love her name,she sounds a bit addled. :)
We had the septic tank pumped today,big excitement. :)


If that’s true illegals don’t need DL’s. They aren’t driving, they’re traveling.

Sovereign Citizens are big into squatting as well. This makes perfect sense.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene could be my 70-ish sister in law.


Dave,Rocco,TC...Ed Markey called for impeachment today. Howie Carr said that Mr. Frosty is looking over his shoulder at Ayanna Pressley.



Video of the Wings skit, and bonus of his "Green Acres" parody at the Emmy Awards!


I hit a string of great comments at your link, Mr Pin.
I assume there are bleeding heart liberals if you read deep enough, but I didn't see any.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, Anti-Biz Markey is so out of touch with reality, he thought that yesterday's spectacle underscored the need to proceed with impeachment.



The first 5 are child murderers.

Remember that guy on Twitter who said they should search Epstein's island with cadaver dogs? I also think his New Mexico ranch and that New York mansion, too.

Anyone who lines his entry hall with framed, real human eyeballs is not playing with a full deck. And dealing in the amount of child trafficking and rape that is suspected, I would bet some died or got killed trying to escape.

I no longer think that any of this stuff is by accident. The press release from the DOJ made a point of it being all child murderers.

I am ok with executions for treason as well, but this is the one which gets approval from the average folks first.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm
and well fed. The grasshopper has
no food or shelter, so he
dies out in the cold.


Be responsible for yourself!


The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned and enraged by the sharp contrast. How can this be that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper
is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green"

"Occupy the Anthill" stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing. "We shall overcome." Then Reverend Al Sharpton has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ant. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.

Former President Obama condemns the ant and blames Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer exclaim in an interview on The View that the ant has been made rich off the back of the grasshopper and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & anti-Grasshopper retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having; nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in,you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous neighborhood.


Clarice -- Now that's a granddaughter to kvell about! The Johns Hopkins program is supposed to be terrific -- is she just loving it?

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