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July 21, 2019

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Tom R

RTR #1

Tom R

Funny tweets to start your day.

https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1152650357497053184?s=21

https://twitter.com/dvatw/status/1152903260191301637?s=21

https://twitter.com/footbalistuff/status/1152227848763138048?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

They're from the gubmint and they're here to help;
Bids For $260 Million Harlem Apartment Ensemble Disappear Overnight Thanks To New NY Legislation.
Which is more helpful to the citizenry, a rent controlled apartment that doesn't exist or a free market one that does?

Tom R

Another good one.

https://twitter.com/tigers/status/1152950213209927687?s=21

henry

What is this citizenry thing you speak of peon?

The Infamous Ignatz

Oops, forgot my Murikkan privilege for a minute, henry.
Won't let it happen again.

henry

Back to cutting the grass.

Captain Hate

Is everyone through the weekly tongue bath of clarice for distilling what we talked about for a week or should I hang out at the Book Thread longer?

sbwaters

CH, yer funny!

MissMarple2

Look at this! The Clintons show up in the Theranos scandal, too! Link goes to article.

Indicted Silicon Valley fraudster Elizabeth Holmes & Chelsea teamed up for Hillary fundraiser in Palo Alto, after Holmes made Clinton Foundation appearances.

Virtually everywhere there is a scandal, you will find a Clinton. They are a pox on this nation.https://t.co/v8SdteIkOH

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) April 2, 2019
Narciso79

And fusion GPS, notable Glover park which decry hawleys simple recitation, gave us the magnitsky act, how else does such thing come to be.

Captain Hate

Lowry is just smoking everyone at the Open. NBC's coverage, while not bad per se, is typically inferior to Fox's and CBS's.

Gentlejim

I see going through the shit hole that is O’Hare didn’t brighten Captain any.

:)

henry

GentileJim, may not have brightened CH, but it gave his immune system a thorough workout. ;)

sbwaters

NBC's coverage

Mrs. SBW mentioned how grateful she is not to have to listen to Johnny Miller. I concur.

GUS

So the fucking clown Bewniew Sandews, cuts hours so he can pay his workers $15 @ hour.

The FUCKING IDIOT doesn't see any link to reality.

Captain Hate

Being in Alaska calmed me down quite a bit. Even O'Hare and flying United didn't bug me as much as usual. There are still a few things I'm mulling over boring people with I encountered there, particularly the seamless interactions of aboriginal/indigenous people with relative outsiders. There was a piece in the Anchorage Museum of a tribal youth who accomplished a rite of passage by killing something and the SJW twitterstorm of ignorance he received. I think most of the locals have their priorities in order.

GUS

Capn, the natives in Alaska don't have a big enough footprint to be demogogued and made victims in the other 49 states.

Buckeye

So the fucking clown Bewniew Sandews, cuts hours so he can pay his workers $15 @ hour.

The FUCKING IDIOT doesn't see any link to reality.

Hmmm, balance a budget.

What a novel concept. Must have had an outsider explain it to him.

Dave (in MA)
David Burge@iowahawkblog
Get your wife on it, she's good at bringing down colleges
Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders
Abolish the Electoral College. (link: https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1152282713904373760) twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1…
GUS

Yes Buckeye, what will every company in the country going to do when forced to pay $15.00 per hour to workers worth $7.

Jane

Clarice has been Instalaunched!

Narciso79

They got a sensible governor in Dunleavy, something they really haven't had in ten years, Parnell having turnout top man and Walker with a brainslug in him.

Re napoleon, from the winik sketch he was probably the most sensible figure that could emerge from the revolution

GUS

Bernie Sanders has NEVER HAD A JOB.

What the fuck could this clown possibly know about American business and economics.

Jane

Wow! Lowry rocks - in his prior home town, with a million fans cheering.


Hope you are having fun Caro and Ed.

clarice

CH, If everyone were on JOM, I could retire from this. Most people actually have lives away from the IT.

Captain Hate

Capn, the natives in Alaska don't have a big enough footprint to be demogogued and made victims in the other 49 states.

Actually I think they do, GUS, but that's not how they roll. Many times after a pleasant encounter I'd wonder, much later because it didn't matter, what ethnicity they were.

There aren't enough people for any group to not have a footprint. Fairbanks reminded me of Canton in size and population.

Captain Hate

I figured you'd take it the right way, clarice.

ENRDV

Jane (at 1:05], we’re having a great time, sitting in the Old Course Hotel, looking over the 17th fairway of the Old Course, while watching Shane Lowry super-perform at Royal Portrush. And we'll be playing that course next Sunday!

Now off to the first dinner with our golf tour mates, with whom we’ll spend the next two weeks.

Catsmeat

CH, I wonder if your calm comes from Alaska or from the benumbing effects of Proust! It's wonderful stuff, but it's such a mental workout it can be tiring--I've only done the first volume myself.

clarice

Catsmeat, maybe age and the thought of being a grandpa (best job in the world) has damped down his revolutionary fervor. Of course it could be reading Proust.

Captain Hate

Catsmeat,

Probably both. Proust's writing, and the translation, is so dense that you ponder sentences (diagram that, sucker) for minutes just processing what he's saying. But the natural beauty of the state was likewise calming. On the two days that the skies were clear enough to see Denali, it was a constant looming presence that translated to me that all was well.

anonamom

Catsmeat---Stoner

What's your take? ?? "Perfect" novel???

I ordered it after hearing an interview w a fellow who has written a book about how it has impacted his entire life since reading it---and everyone in our family has read it cover to cover in less than 24 from starting it.

Definitely has soemthing going there...

Captain Hate

clarice, my daughter finding a soulmate and making it official was the best part. I've had some good friends who are complete without a spouse but that wasn't her. I've liked most of her prior squeezes but this one was a cut above and I'm very happy for both of them.

Captain Hate

Stoner's a great book. It was terrible that it existed unread until NYRB publishing resurrected it from the slag heap.

Captain Hate

Also the day I stop worrying about my children is the day I meet the Grim Reaper. Now the level is alleviated for both.

Neo

Hackers have breached SyTech, a contractor for FSB, Russia's national intelligence service, from where they stole information about internal projects the company was working on behalf of the agency -- including one for deanonymizing Tor traffic.

The breach took place last weekend, on July 13, when a group of hackers going by the name of 0v1ru$ hacked into SyTech's Active Directory server from where they gained access to the company's entire IT network, including a JIRA instance.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-breach-fsb-contractor-expose-tor-deanonymization-project/

Captain Hate

Anybody own a Nissan Sentra? That's what my rental was and it performed great as far as getting me from point A to B in up and down terrain without using lots of gas. Just efficient no frills transportation.

Narciso79

Well it a vast territory, the size of Texas no, with a greater variety of climate and topography.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

If TM scans through, I for one would enjoy hearing how the golf went.

Narciso79

Dont you know who I am, yes that's the point:
https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1152997962340917248

Captain Hate

Alaska's more than twice the size of Texas.

Narciso79

Even more, with vast mountains and low lying valleys and everything in between

Jane

ENRDV ,

How fun! I'm pretty sure I'm jealous. Happy Anniversary!

Narciso79

Happy anniversary endrv.

jimmyk

I must have missed the "Stoner" discussion, never heard of it till now. Somehow I'm reminded of "Confederacy of Dunces," in that (for very different reasons) it became a classic years after it was written. Sounds like it could be more of a slog than "Confederacy," though I can't say I loved the latter even if it was an easy read.

MissMarple2

https://www.abc15.com/news/crime/fbi-shines-light-on-now-shut-down-human-chop-shop-in-phoenix

This first surfaced on Friday, but I missed it. Pretty alarming!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I'm ignorant about Stoner too

clarice

We share that happiness, CH, Thnx for that.

jimmyk

And the NYT never fails to dig even deeper. Today's two headlines above the fold: "Trump Turns to Old Tactic: Using Race for His Gain"; and "Red Scare Grows in Washington, Now With China as Boogeyman."

Not even the silly "News Analysis" disclaimer that they sometimes slap on front page opinion pieces. Both of these are presented as though they are news stories, not that they fool anyone, and without any sense of shame or irony. The race story fits Obama and the Democrats perfectly: "[He] has approached America's racial, ethnic, and religious divisions opportunistically, not as the nation's wounds to be healed abut as openings to achieve his goals...."

Manuel Transmission

Yesterday was the memorial service for Herb Meyer.

All in all, a splendid day for such a somber occasion. Friends who used to live up here flew in fairly early and we picked them up and had breakfast with another couple of pals who were attending the service.

The ceremony was at our local Catholic Cemetery across from the 'all the rest' out in the central valley on our rock pile. About 150 showed up including about a dozen immediate and extended family.

You might ask, why a Jew would be buried in a Catholic Cemetery? Well, Jill, his widow is Catholic and Herb had no problem having their kids raised Catholic, and Jill didn't want to have them buried across the street from each other, so that worked out.

One of my regular Friday lunch pals, Dan, who also is Jewish, gave a proper Jewish send off after the (red dot Indian) Priest gave the main one. Hey, it's a small island! Afterward, I learn that right after Dan and his wife moved onto the island, his wife, also Catholic, met Jill at church and quickly discovered they were near neighbors, so that turned out to create weekly dinners and Herb playing their piano, etc. etc. So, more than a few times, Dan and Herb are standing in the back of yet another church event as a couple of elders grinning at how they both ended up with Catholic families.

Afterward, we all repaired to our friend's place, the one that hosts the chamber music recitals, and had a chance to visit with the extended family. I had met, via email, Tom, Herb's son who helps run Ricochet (or did). He lives the farthest away in Quincy, and suffers, like us, with a very small circle of friends who you can talk openly about politics with. I filled him in on JOM, so he might choose to drop by.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

OK, I've read the wiki synopsis of Stoner.
I'm an expert LOL

Captain Hate

Jim,

The appeal of Stoner is how you get immersed in it from beginning to end. It's a page turner of substance.

jimmyk

Though seeing a-mom's post, maybe "Stoner" isn't a slog.

I did slog through all the volumes of Proust some 12 years ago. Best similes and metaphors ever. There was one I still remember on how a particular woman enters and moves around at a party, the metaphor being a ball on a pool table. As to getting more out of it, I found it helpful to read some commentaries and riffs off of it, such as Alain de Boton's "How Proust Can Change Your Life."

clarice

Wonderful, MT. I loved Herb and he was very encouraging when I first started to write.

Captain Hate

No disrespect to Herb, who was obviously a brilliant man, but being the only analyst to predict the collapse of the Soviet Union speaks volumes about the quality of the rest.

GUS

So the FULL COMMIE MFM is going with the MEME that TRUMP is RACIST.

4 COMMIES attack America over and over.
Trump calls them out.


HE IS RACIST.

Chris Wallace can kiss my ass. I will no longer watch nor read FOX. They can eat shit and die.

Marlene

Good afternoon! We had thunderstorms most of the day,so I haven't gone online,knowing the rain would interfere with the sat internet. The storm brought in cooler air,yay! This morning I looked out the kitchen window and noticed the resident rabbit nibbling grass. I said to hubby,"I think something is wrong,he's not moving!" Hubby said,"put on your glasses,his ears are twitching!"
Yikes! It just so happens I have an eye doctor appointment tomorrow! :)

GUS

Watching COPS on TV right now. Somali assaults a COP.

Guess what city?

clarice

I was there on business in the early 80's and it was clear the entire enterprise was crumbling but the state dept functionaries who accompanied us couldn't see that, CH. Amazing.

MissMarple2

Marlene, the weather people said that the front would move here and cause storms this afternoon, but so far we just have some clouds.

Daughter cut the front yard this morning and showered. Now she is off to Target for a particular brand of eye-liner.

I quit wearing most eye make-up except some shadow a couple of years ago. I can't see well enough to put it on without my glasses, and if I make the attempt and then put my glasses on, I discover how botched a job I have done, looking like Bette Davis's eyes in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"

Saces time and money!

jimmyk

And there's an idiot at the Daily Beast who must be auditioning for the NYT. He's written a gutter piece slamming Mariano Rivera for his "far-right politics." Why? Mainly because he's a supporter of Israel, a Christian, and has served on a presidential council under Trump:

Beyond Rivera’s pro-Israel activism, even though he’s never publicly given his endorsement, the Hall of Famer’s actions make it clear his sympathies lie with the Trump administration, which has backed all manner of far-right policies when it comes to Israel. In 2018, Rivera was nominated for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. A month later, Rivera appeared at the White House for a friendly photo op, and in March, he was part of the delegation sent to the opening of the Special Olympics.

Pretty shocking stuff there.

MissMarple2

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1155103/rotherham-grooming-gang-scandal-brothers-legal-aid-victims-sammy-woodhouse-child-sex-abuse

They got 500,000 pounds in legal aid from the British government. I wonder why.

rse

There is footage from the original confrontation between the two, but that video hasn't been made available — yet. The police are investigating the matter, however, so perhaps we will end up seeing it soon enough. For now, Sparkes — who has seen the footage — says that, on it, you can clearly see that she comes up to him, and that she's berating him. In the end, he did call her a "lazy b-word," but he is open and honest about that.

In short, from the looks of it, it seems like we've got yet another hate-crime hoax going on here.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/video-georgia-democrat-accuses-little-cuban-democrat-of-saying-go-back-where-you-came-from/

Will let you know whether the local station that was so eager to run this story and had the additional footage about mlk's birthplace is still covering it now that the lazy bitch has been shown to be the aggressor and a huge liar.

MissMarple2

rse,

The only way this will stop is if false accusers are made to pay. Lawsuits seem the easiest way.

I hope that not only is she sued, but so are various media outlets.

GUS

Supporting Israel is FAR RIGHT.

That's the game they are playing.

Supporting AMERICA HATERS OK. Supporting Israel is FAR RIGHT. It's the new game. They sit around a conference table and come up with lies.

MissMarple2

Ha!

GUS

Her hair is cultural appropriation. RACIST!!!!

The Infamous Ignatz

Stoner sounds like Goodbye Mr Chips on phenobarbital.

Buckeye

No disrespect to Herb, who was obviously a brilliant man, but being the only analyst to predict the collapse of the Soviet Union speaks volumes about the quality of the rest.

Which is exactly why the majority of the prognostications about what will happen with Iran should be taken with a grain of salt.

I doubt they have gotten better, more likely worse.

jimmyk

Supporting Israel is FAR RIGHT.

GUS, they try to disguise it by claiming that Netanyahu is "far-right," and their objection is to him, not to Israel. Of course what they want is some Israeli leader who surrenders unilaterally to Hamas and Iran.

There's a Youtube of Golda Meir 50 years ago, stating positions that are essentially identical to Netanyahu's today. Kind of like how JFK sounds like a Republican. It shows how far the whole world has shifted left over the years.

GUS

Jimmy, Golda Meir was from Milwaukee. The library at UW-MILWAUKEE, where my son attends is named for her.
The LEFT is GARBAGE. Each and every one of them.

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

I am convinced it is the result of a takeover of academia and the media. Hollywood followed along like lemmings.

I can remember when Sinatra, Peter Lawford, and the rest of the Rat Pack campaigned for JFK, and it was considered highly unusual for Hollywood to get involved in politics.

The old school TV guys had mostly been WWII correspondents, but that outlook went away after Vietnam.

The internet is driving them back a bit. I think that is why there was such hysteria with Trump's election.

That and the fact that a lot of them are guilty of crimes.

D

Clarice:
Wonderful article today.
One of your best.
All the comments support you and your explanation.
What a wonderful service in providing the truth to so many people and you were instalaunched!
Thank you again for your service to our country in providing truth, justice and illustrating the American way of life.

D

Jimmyk:
I believe President Trump has their number.
He has been a success throughout his life and doesn’t have patience for these good old boy clubs where everyone just likes to brag about how important they are.President Trump is interested in results and hard work is the only way to get there.
He won the election because he worked harder at it than Hillary.
He locked down Ohio quite early and then moved on to Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.
Hillary was stupid.
Even after Bernie beat her in the primaries of Michigan and Wisconsin she still didn’t work to win those states.This time republicans hope to New Hampshire and possibly Minnesota.

D

S/b hope to win

henry
Captain Hate

clarice, maybe being as dense as a neutron star was a condition of employment. Or advancement.

A silent cold front has passed with dry winds from the north.

henry

Click through for a video of sharks feeding, followed by a big fish eating a shark whole.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/336577/

MissMarple2

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-49065825?ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_news_ni&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=northern_ireland

Headline: The Open 2019 diary: A 'watershed' moment for Northern Ireland

This is a really nice article about how successful the Open was.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/CoryGroshek/status/1153035430687887360

More Epstein stuff from his former Butler, including stuff about Prince Andrew.

jimmyk

That DB piece on Rivera originally depicted him standing on a mound made to look like a yarmulke, over an Israeli flag. They've since changed it, but LI caught the original.

https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/1153034447895355394

jimmyk

Wait, Epstein had a butler who's talking? If this were a movie we wouldn't believe it.

Captain Hate

He won the election because he worked harder at it than Hillary

Bingo; he outworked and outsmarted The Beast.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/19/michelle-obama-weighs-political-firestorm-makes-country-great-diversity/

Note where she says they "made sure" that THEIR Inaugural crowd reflected diversity.

In other words, they staged the crowd.

MissMarple2

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


Congratulations to Bibi @Netanyahu on becoming the longest serving PM in the history of Israel. Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy....

....Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!

MissMarple2

We have fundamental policy differences with our Democratic colleagues who would like to impose socialism on our country. Unfortunately, the media isn't concerned about substance. pic.twitter.com/OtTn4cbeYg

— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 21, 2019

Video at the link.

Narciso79

Theres an idiot...ni further statements needed, the officials trained at the Riga school as yergins put it, kennan bohlen et al were much more rigorous than the analysts in that era.

Narciso79

Durbrow and Dunn, substitute for bohlen the former was on the first envoys to south Vietnam instead of bankers like harriman or locklawed senators like lodge.

Melinda

rse @ 3:31-

That the local NBC unit was on hand for her "impromptu" little parking lot presser, which got blowed up real good, certainly makes one wonder if Stacy Abrams Advanced Marketing Team wasn't involved for the stagecraft. Any emails available prior to that event?

Hmmmm.

clarice

Thanks but way too generous, D. OTOH I have the best research team going--JOM.

Narciso79

Of course the fact that ames crawled into the top of the siviet division as did hanssen at the bureau didmt inspire comfidence.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

That shark vid was plenty cool!!

Though I did get annoyed by the lady scientist getting all excited about "carbon" being consumed in the "benthos". I mean, it's an action movie. The carbon sequestration involved is negligible.

MissMarple2

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Trumps-peace-team-is-headed-back-to-Israel-596398

D

Clarice:
I loved the reference to SBW.
He is waging his own war for honesty in journalism.

GUS

What kind of scientist Jim. Oh, btw....Watch out Jim, those teeth are razor sharp!!!

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/president-trump-shows-up-at-new-jersey-wedding_3010491.html

Jane

ManTran,

Sounds great and sad. Thanks for sharing.

D

Narciso:
The fact that those spies could get that far up the food chain just shows we must be constantly vigilant.
I think 🤔 Omar and Tlaib are radicalized Muslim terrorists in disguise.
Both bear watching closely.

Narciso79

Isnt it, well the bureau the company and state turned me down, even passive fools like darroch are more typical.

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