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July 28, 2019





Authorities Say Las Vegas Grasshopper Invasion Is ‘Mostly Harmless’



Mostly harmless but highly symbolic.



Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) has written an epic thread. It's great reading and I think he is right about most of his conclusions.

James D.

I'm really bummed about this miserable Red Sox series.

Why can't that stupid, obnoxious, loathsome Boston team just freaking stay dead?

Look. Their whole run of success dates back to dirty play and a cheap brawl in 2004, followed by several blown calls that handed the Red Sox their comeback win in the ALCS. So they never ever deserved to have any success in the first place, and it's just offensive to all human sentiment that they won't slink off into the second divsion as they deserve.

Not that I'm a sore loser of vindictive or anything.


Out of Ammo? That is an emergency!!!

I consumed much, but not all ammo, shooting clays on my 50 acre plot.

To the township, two plots taxed separately:

A. 40 acres (with a minus two at the street, was a 42 when laid out. That neighbor has the mule). The street is N-S. The southern property line in straight E-W and also the township border. The northern property line in a ditch, northeast of true E-W

B. 10 acres quarter plot (s-n drainage ditch in the middle of it. Water features throw section lines off too.

Might send moar lead over the expanse this afternoon. ;)


Hah--now they tell us:https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/muellers-team-told-congress-his-acuity-was-not-an-issue-some-lawmakers-privately-worry-it-was/2019/07/27/4ca51cf8-afcc-11e9-bc5c-e73b603e7f38_story.html?utm_term=.103bfc0fd124


Why look! It’s Hillary! and the Gambino families!



And another “friend” gets “accidentally killed”::



I now live up near where MT used to live and our only "local" government is the Township.

So far, seems satisfactory.

They are responsible for EMT, Fire, and Sheriff and appears the service in our township is very well managed and efficient.

Only local income tax is for the schools (1% of adjusted gross) and property tax which is 30-40% of what we paid it the Columbus metro area.

BTW, 1/2 mile from me is a road named "Section Line":)




Now that Trump thinks the "witch hunt" is fading, he is starting to really pound his opponents.

Puts a real smile on my face:)


Looks like his next domestic strategy is to hit urban decay under Dems:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7294577/Trump-launches-attack-Nancy-Pelosi-district-San-Francisco.html


Insty just linked Dr Fung’s book.


FTSAH: my doctor told me to do low fat, moar whole grains (re cholesterol a bit high). Over a few years of that, cholesterols still a bit high, triglycerides went high, bp went high, osteoarthritis kicked in, and neuropathy (small fiber & autonomic) appeared. Two weeks of zero carbs and the cholesterol/ triglycerides dropped to normal. Over the past two years: cholesterol/ triglycerides stayed normal, bp dropped to normal (~105/65), arthritic pain went away, and the neuropathy has been reversing. My A1C has been low normal the entire time.

Basically, I gave up chips, donuts, French fries, and most pasta.. Added more “bitter greens” like spinach and Brussels sprouts, plus more olive oil than other oils. Occasional carbs (::cough:: beer ::cough::) aren’t a problem.


henry, Baja Bob makes great no carb drink mixes--mojitos, mai tai, pina colada and the liquor is no carb, too.


Clarice, thank you. Just the same, i’ll Stick with occasional beer. :)

James D.

Clarice @ 11:38

The solution to the student loan crisis, in all seriousness:

Improve primary education so that a high school education actually provides students with real knowledge and useful life skills that will leave them ready to begin life as productive adults, as was generally the case until the 1970’s or maybe the mid 80’s.

Reverse court rulings and repeal government policies that force most employers to use a 4 year college degree as a gateway credential for any employment, and implement policies (tax credits, whatever else) that encourage companies to hire workers without college degrees and do more on the job training.

For any college to be eligible for any federal financial aid (fed loans, poll grants, scholarships, any federal research grant money), they must lower tuition AND all fees so that the total cost of attendance is equal to or lower than the cost of attendance in 1980, adjusted by the official federal inflation rate (rather than the current costs that are 3 or 4 X the inflation rate)

Allow student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy after a suitable waiting period (5 years after graduation? 10? Etc) with schools to pay the government back for 50% of whatever is discharged.

Institute a major push in the media and pop culture to reverse the perception that a 4 year residential college immeodateympost high school is the idealmpath for everyone.

That’d go a long way towards fixing the problem, and there aren’t any good faith arguments against any of those ideas.



Holy cow on the murder of the Mother Theresa aide! That's some scary stuff in that thread!



This has video of the interview as well.


That was something curious I noticed this was the second hit in six months the first was a genovese.


Maria Bartiromo‏Verified account @MariaBartiromo · 1h1 hour ago

BREAKING NEWS: @GeorgePapa19 just told me he is going back to #Greece to retrieve the $10-k that was dropped in his lap as part of the #FBI's entrapment. It's in a safe in Greece. It's marked bills and the intel committees want to see it. @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness
This is the tweet thread with relies, which offer very interesting speculation:



amom from the last thread @7:42 (have been in transit this morning):

I went to Cass Tech High School, in downtown Detroit. We lived in the city, and by the time I was high school age the local school was an urban jungle. Cass was and is a magnet school.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Allow student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy after a suitable waiting period (5 years after graduation? 10? Etc) with schools to pay the government back for 50% of whatever is discharged.--

The wailing and gnashing of teeth would make the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah pail, but probably sound remarkably similar and for remarkably similar reasons.


Oh, look. Here's Donald Trump talking about Baltimore's problems FOUR YEARS AGO. Video at the link.



The dems need to face the fact that every cesspool in the country is run by democrats, and most for about 50 years.

Trump can do it!


THE FULL COMMIE wants to tax America into oblivion, they want to REDISTRIBUTE YOUR MONEY, to dead beats like Cummings and his constituents. These people cannot even WIPE THEIR OWN ASS without YOUR MONEY.

The REPUBLICANS generally agree with them.

James D.

Ig, that plan is a lot easier on the schools than whet I’d really
prefer - tax the endowments at 95% and apply the money towards student loan debt forgiveness.


Good afternoon! There are lots of townships in Maine. We drove thru quite a few driving to the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival yesterday. If a township doesn't have a name,the road sign designates T# R#. So,you know you're in the middle of nowhere! The weather was great yesterday. The festival features top notch artisans,so draws a big crowd. Grand Lake Stream is about as far Downeast as you can drive.
Maine also has about 30 plantations. (gasp!) A plantation is a civil division falling between a township (unorganized territory) and a town.




Giving and giving and giving, and welfare, and food stamps and programs, and moar and moar of same has gotten American inner cities FARTHER FROM EQUALITY than anything imaginable. Letting people sleep, shit and inject drugs openly on the street does not EMPOWER them. Inviting MILLLLIONS, literally MILLLLLLLIONS of foreigners from NUMEROUS countries, cross into the U.S. without American permission, does not help the "black" community in any way. Calling anyone who disagrees with FULL COMMIE policies a ALT-RIGHT-NAZI, does not increase reading and math scores in BALTIMORE PUBLIC schools.
THE LEFT has FAILED IN EVERY WAY, because the POLITICIANS on the LEFT/THE FULL COMMIE, cannot govern effectively. Their EXCUSES and their HATE are not SOLUTIONS.




Why are WE funding this.


Ah Jim Moran like a fiddler crab he scurries from under rocks.


Democrats Melt Down over Trump’s Criticism of Cummings: ‘Disgusting and Racist’

My favorite so far:

I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop.

I can’t believe I just typed that.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2019
Tom R


A couple threads back you link to Gohmert's oped on Mueller and you cited it again in your weekly AT oped. For 2+ years here you and several others have been citing the Whitey Bulger case as evidence Mueller is corrupt. Rocco posted a link and MM linked to StuinSD that both make the same claims about Mueller that Gohmert made. I did some research and the impression I got was there is a lot of misinformation going on about the Bulger case and Mueller's time in Boston as US Attorney. I posted this the other day in response to Rocco. Please tell me what I am getting wrong that proves Gohmert and everyone else is right in regards to this specific allegation against Mueller.

From the other day with a couple of changes:

The problem with relying on politicians pundits for information is they only give you the facts that promote the narrative they are promoting. They leave out the facts that help explain the other side of the story.

Here is a link I found on the incident. This murder case has nothing to do with Whitey Bulger. Louie Gohmert should be ashamed of himself for being dishonest and misleading people by blatantly lying about Mueller's involvement in the case.



The crime your link refers to occurred in 1965 long before Mueller became US Attorney in Boston in 1986. Let that sink in. Mueller had nothing to do with these 4 gangsters getting convicted. 20+ years after these 4 gangsters were convicted, Mueller's predecessor (Weld), Mueller himself, as well as Mueller's successor (McNamara) all wrote letters to the parole board recommending they not get parole.

Wait you say there was "widely known evidence" that these men were innocent and the fact that Mueller did not want them paroled despite knowing they were framed is proof he is corrupt (I suppose that means Weld and McNamara are corrupt too). Here is the source of the evidence that proves their innocence:

In Boston, the four men were always widely known to be innocent. As early as 1973, a Mafia turncoat wrote in a local best-selling book how they were framed by the FBI and its star Mob informant, hitman Joe “the Animal” Barboza, one of the actual killers of Deegan.

Barboza had turned against the local Mafia, and decided to put several of their members and associates into the Deegan murder plot, while protecting a friend of his, another serial killer named Jimmy “the Bear” Flemmi.

Let that sink in. The source of the "widely known evidence proving their innocence" was another gangster (a Mafia turncoat) who wrote a book in 1973. The identity of the Mafia turncoat who wrote the book was not documented in the article.

46 years later in 2019 we have Gohmert and #fearporn pundits like Jim Hoft promoting the narrative that Mueller is a "dirty cop" because 22 years after 4 gangsters were convicted Mueller (and Weld and McNamara) ignored the story of another gangster who says they didn't commit the crime and recommended they not get a pardon. Perhaps Mueller, Weld and McNamara all shared the belief that gangsters lie all the time to help frame their enemies or to help their friends get acquitted?

More bullshit from Gohmert:

I found no explanation as to why he did not bear any responsibility for the $100 million paid to the defendants who were framed by FBI agents under his control.

Drum roll please...Maybe because Mueller wasn't FBI Director in 1965 when these 4 gangsters were convicted so therefore the corrupt FBI agents were not under his control. Blame J. Edgar Hoover if you want to blame someone. He was apparently informed early on the FBI was protecting Barboza and framing 4 innocent men. Is there any evidence Hoover shared that exculpatory information with anyone in the DOJ (going all the way back to 1965)?


Chris Murphy CT is a HATEFUL RACIST. I am unfriending him. Not because he is gay.


No hes an idiot, properly credentialed and on the qatari and Iranian gravy trains.


Okay, this is sports related (though I wish this weren't true.)

Hot off her starring role in the Women's World Cup, Megan Rapinoe has inked a two-book deal with Penguin to write adult and middle grade books on social justice.


Miss Marple, I thought of you when I read this, though they don't give her advance.

What a world we live in now when people like this rise to the top. Yuk!


MUELLER is a white HAT!!!!

Hahahahahahaaahaahahahhahahaahahaha. What fucking idiot would think that??

Dave (in MA)

Thanks for the laugh, James D.


Did they go after flemmi martorano or any of these characters in 80s Boston, even though the sewers were filling with the blood of these victims,


Why believe what is in front of your eyes when a secret plan / evil conspiracy of many twists and turns explains nothing while making you feel like an insider?

The key to Mueller is his consistent arrival at events where bad things happened, all without the bad things stopping or even slowing down. That is a preponderance of evidence that whatever Mueller is up to, the terms “law enforcement “ and “good” do not apply.

Tom R

Gus @ 1:40

I would welcome your attempt at proving Gohmert is telling the truth about Mueller in regards to the Whitey Bulger case. I can discuss issues with you without resorting to personal attacks. Let's have a respectful discussion on the topic. If you can prove me wrong I will be more than willing to acknowledge it.


Exactly Henry, he is at best AWOL at worst complicit in every miscarriage of justice of the last 35 years. And hence his credibility is in question, when weld resurfaces we can challenge his motives


Tom R. Don't waste your time asshole, I don't read your shit.
You're mentally ill son.

Have a MAGA day.

Tom R

Why believe what is in front of your eyes...

Henry @ 1:49

What many believe to be right in front of their eyes is only the one side of the story that politicians and pundits want them to believe. For 2+ years here some posters have been saying the Whitey Bulger case where Mueller convicted 4 innocent people he knew to be innocent was clear proof he was a corrupt "dirty cop". I don't think that is the truth at all so I'm just trying to figure out what the real facts are.


Henry, MUELLER is a 4-D WHITE HAT!!!

I don't read anything Tom R. posts. I saw him address me, and I laughed my ass off.


When I see the ALABAMA logo, I laugh.


Now that's harsh Gus, Mueller had been untouchable for all this time, because many know he is reckless with public power


Didn't I read yesterday that Elijah Cummings was dining with Pelosi in a 5 star in Italy, on their way to Africa for some SJW photo op??

Elijah is living beyond his wildest dreams, doing the congresscritter gig for himself, not his constituents.


Apparently cheech and Chong are editors now.


Narciso, the FULL COMMIE will evicerate MUELLER soon, and/or claim that he has cognitive problems.

I say he's a 4-D White Hat!!!!!!!



Elijah Cummings is a typical A-A politician. Talks the talk, eats the lobster.


Buckeye, pic of the hotel lobby here:


Tom R

I don't read anything Tom R. posts.


How did you know I was talking about Mueller if you didn't read my post? That appears to be an obvious lie on your part since my question to Clarice clearly triggered you into engaging in personal attacks and displaying your true nature again.


Cumming’s isn’t on the trip with Nancy.

Pelosi was joined on the trip to by several other black Democrats, including Majority Whip James Clyburn, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. John Lewis.

The Democratic delegation is visiting the U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Italy. They will also visit Ghana, a trip that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans landing in America. Pelosi will be the first speaker of House to address the Ghanaian Parliament.


Narciso, henry,

I agree. He isn't the one who participated; he's the one who was expert in covering things up.


Again, that ALABAMA LOGO......

Tom R. you read EVERY WORD I TYPE.

You're mentally ill Tom. FACT.


Looooook!!!! Cummings is RACAMATIST!!!!!!

Attacking a WHITE MAN!!



Aww, too bad for Elijah.

I bet the guest rooms at that hotel in Italy will make Ilhan's eye pop out.

You ain't in Mogadishu anymore:)


Retweeted by the President. (Katie Hopkins is a Brit and a Boris backer.) Security video at the link.

Trump: Baltimore is a violent place.

(Highest homicide rate in USA / @BaltimorePolice civilian employee assaulted in street/ proper sh*thole)

The left:

Tweet a close up pic of a flower / share a hashtag. Feel better. #WeAreBaltimore


— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 28, 2019

jimmy k--my high school played Cass Tech in b ball.

Scary as heck for this Catholic schoolgirl to go to those away games!
Kinda sorta gotta wonder about my parents letting me go, but we did go with my girlfriend Jean's great big dad.

And those cheers! Nearly pornographic!



Why is Omar on that trip? She is a security risk!!

Tom R


What coverups? I've already debunked Mueller's involvement with White Bulger and Uranium One. The accusation Mueller covered up for the CIA's bombing of Pan Am 103 (which StuinSD accused he of) seems absurd to me.

I just want to know what are the legit acts of corruption Mueller should be held accountable for and what alleged acts of corruption are not true at all but just widely perceived to be.


I believe this area calculator uses google maps so be warned if you're boycotting google. I use it to divide my property into three sections and find each ones square footage for fertilizer applications. Just type in your address and zoom in.



When I was in high school, one of the football teams we played was from an inner city school, Dunbar.

One of the cheers their cheerleader squad did was...

"Chocolate cake, chocolate pie. We all be from Dunba' High."

I reckon that don't do that cheer anymore:)


axios... fwiw


BREAKING: President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence

Scoop from @jonathanvswan




There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!


I'm a WHITE HAT, yes I am,
Just got back from Viet Nam!!


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 3m3 minutes ago

There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!

Captain Hate

I think this is a legit laundry list of Mueller botch jobs:


Apologies if it's already been posted today which a curse glance indicates it hasn't. And yes, I know it's from May 2018.

Captain Hate

CursORY autocucumbet


The short fat guy, Nadler is on the European trip too. Because money is no object.


Jane, they are FIGHTING for their CONSTITUENTS.

5 star hotels were NECESSARY.

Tom R

CH @ 2:40

As Alan Dershowitz recalled on “The Cats Roundtable” podcast, Muller is “the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer. … And that’s regarded in Boston of one of the great scandals of modern judicial history. And Mueller was right at the center of it.”

This is exactly what I am talking about. This is a completely false narrative Dersowitz is trying to mislead people into believing. The 4 gangsters wrongly convicted have absolutely nothing to do with Whitey Bulger and it occurred 20+ years before Mueller arrived in Boston.


I think fleitz is better at the hands on aspects of the job, swan blows hot and cold.



Good column.


Nadler on a personal fat finding mission?


Follow the $

Tim Young
Did you know Baltimore received $1.8 BILLION from Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

What happened to all that money?
12:23 PM · Jul 28, 2019·Twitter for Android


CNBC picked up the Coats out, Ratcliffe in.


Captain Hate

I don't know, Tom. Dershowitz isn't the only person believing that.



Interesting about Richard powers captain, I didnt know he had gone all skydragon worshiper



This ads to the mystery. I also didn't know he had a $22 million home in Vail, Colorado.

Captain Hate

As Gaylord said, he only heard about it from the MFM


Captain Hate

He really annoyed me with what he wrote about climate change in a prior book, narc.


CH,Howie Carr knows the Whitey Bulger case inside and out. Bulger ordered a hit on Howie,that tends to concentrate the mind. :)


Rudy Giuliani‏Verified account @RudyGiuliani · 51m51 minutes ago

In the investigation of the investigators Schiff must be asked for the direct evidence he said he has of @realDonaldTrump so-called involvement in collusion with Russians to affect 2016 election. If he lied, Schiff should be impeached. At least Nadler could get one impeachment.


US Atty for the Northern District Of California in the run up to the Dot Com Bubble bursting was who again?




I think the late Steve Dunleavy knew about bulger also re his Roman a clef it didnt occur to me then, because it came out when I was in graduate school


Looks like Schiff needs to launch his own Presidential Campaign For Defense Purposes....

Captain Hate

That would focus me, Marlene. Levin has also made the charge. If Tom is correct, I'm surprised others aren't coming to Bob's defense.

Captain Hate

Vote for Schiff to teach Drumpf the correct spelling of shifty.


Big "if" CH

Tom R

CH @ 2:56

Once again that is exactly what I am talking about. That link confirmed my analysis of the Whitey Bulger/Mueller misinformation is correct. Whitey Bulger had absolutely nothing to do with the framing of four gangsters in 1965 for a murder committed by another gangster. Bulger's name isn't mentioned once in any of the embedded documents (at least as far as I could tell). Mueller had absolutely nothing do with their wrongful convictions, which occurred 20+ years before he arrived in Boston.

The supreme irony of this Whitey Bulger/Mueller issue is that conservative pundits and politicians are guilty of doing to Mueller what they claim Mueller did to those 4 framed gangsters.


Cap'n, that's the link I posted which TomR compared to Gateway Pundit and Sundance I believe. But in that podcast between Howie and Albano, the latter admits that's he's seen the letter Mueller sent the parole board asking them to deny parole for these guys. Mueller was doing what he does best. Covering the asses of his puppeteers.



If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical “oversight” is a joke!


Tom is focused on Whitey and skips everything else Muelker touched in his government and private careers.

Tom R

Henry @ 3:24

I am focused on Whitey for a couple of reasons. JOM posters here for 2+ years frequently cited that case as the most compelling evidence for their perception Mueller is corrupt. When you read opeds like the one Gohmert wrote as well as the one CH linked, the Whitey Bulger case is almost always listed first because it is the most damning (if true). I am fairly confident I have debunked the Whitey Bulger false narrative. What else have conservative politicians and pundits been misleading us on in regards to Mueller's past? I don't know but would like to know the truth.

Captain Hate

We all want to know the truth, Tom, and if Levin has been part and parcel of misleading me that would downgrade his credibility.

Tom R

Rocco @ 3:22

There is no dispute Mueller, Weld and McNamara sent letters to the parole board recommending no parole. Why would either of them believe the words of another criminal gangster and recommend letting four gangsters out of prison? How is this proof that all three US Attorney's are corrupt?


Henry, he's an idiot. WHITE HAT MUELLER and 4-D.


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