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October 29, 2019

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Buckeye

I let my PayPal membership expire. To hell with them.

Can't remember last time I even used mine.

The Infamous Ignatz

--The German traces are difficult, especially when you don't read the language.--

Messner, despite his name, is actually a born and bred Italian.

Buckeye

Messner, despite his name, is actually a born and bred Italian.

Yes I read that Iggy, although the wiki writeup says his family roots are German.

Buckeye

My BIL is a true-to-form, beer drinking Bavarian Catholic.

He is a lot of fun:)

henry

everybody that's anti Trump and lies to Congress is magically a whistleblower.

CNBC @CNBC
7m

Chuck Schumer wants whistleblower protections for Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman after impeachment testimony

Captain Hate

And if the UK negotiates a nicer tariff schedule than the EU offers to “Others” the trade subsidies for France & Germany no longer work unless they can beggar their neighbors even more.

This is guilt free porn!

Tom R

The salient point being that the judge is the one who shepherds that determination, not the Atty General.

It's been widely discussed by Sidney Powell, pro-Trump pundits, and multiple JOM posters that the reason Flynn plead guilty to a crime that he did not commit is because Mueller SC lawyers were threatening to indict Flynn Jr if Flynn didn't plead guilty.

IANAL but if Mueller SC lawyers are guilty of prosecutorial misconduct and AG Barr is aware of their corrupt actions then IMO it falls on him to do everything within his power to ensure justice by dropping the charge, voiding the plea bargain deal, or whatever the proper legal course of action is.

Jack is Back!

My PayPal account had an old, cancelled debit card, two different checking accounts and an Amex card. They kept billing the cancelled debit card whenever I used PayPal. So, I tried to delete them on line but the one checking account that we had closed wouldn't delete. I spent over an hour and half on the phone with some young Filipina. They didn't want to do it for some odd reason: Checking account was tied into a binding agreement with several streaming services. [We gave up cable]. It took forever to tell them they can cancel all those services while they were at it.

They finally relented and deleted all accounts except the one active checking account. A real PITA.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

The Hill, noted by Surber--

"The U.S. is on track to not admit any refugees in October, following the cancelation of hundreds of flights intended to bring refugees to the country, CNN reported Tuesday.

"Admissions had been slated to resume Tuesday after a temporary halt, but the extended pause will now continue until Saturday. The delay marks the third time this month that admissions have been postponed, according to CNN. Revised travel plans, including the re-booking of tickets for taxpayer-funded flights, will now be required."

The story also said, "By law, no refugees may be admitted in any given fiscal year until the President signs and issues the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions."

The fiscal year began October 1."

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/cracks_in_the_impeachment_wall.html

Captain Hate

Schumer is as unlikeable of a worm as Harry Reid but even more inept as a leader. I think this is one time that the GOP do nothing strategy hasn't been a disaster.

Jack is Back!

Here's a pretty good visual guide to the Baghdadi raid:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/28/visual-guide-to-the-raid-that-killed-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
2m

OF COURSE NOT--nor should he. "Johnson says he won't recuse himself from Trump impeachment."

https://www.channel3000.com/news/johnson-says-he-won-t-recuse-himself-from-trump-impeachment/1137065097

Johnson has a unique role in the probe because of meetings and conversations he had related to Ukraine as chair of the foreign relations subcommittee on Europe and a member of the Senate's Ukraine Caucus.

Jack is Back!

First of two articles on the raid that you may find interesting:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/28/visual-guide-to-the-raid-that-killed-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

Jack is Back!

2nd article from SOFREP. Notice in both certain conflicting information such as distance and flying time from Erbril, Iraq to Barisha, Syria. Also, "de-confliction" notice given to the Russians but not the Turks.

I believe these factual conflicts are purposeful so as not to give any tactical information to either friend or foe.

https://sofrep.com/news/more-dangerous-than-the-bin-laden-raid-delta-assault-force-flew-through-hostile-airspace-enemy-fire-in-isis-leader-raid/

Jack is Back!

BTW, my new avatar is Conan, the hero dog of the raid.

Buckeye

Thanks for that link Jack.

Confirms my thought that they must have called in an airstrike after retrieving everything they wanted.

James D.

Reason # 10,000 for us to entirely decouple ourselves from Communist China:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/top-u-s-music-school-cancels-china-tour-after-south-n1073721

What’s appalling is that initially the school was going to bow to China’s pressure and go on the tour anyway. And that the orchestra voted 2-1 to go on the tour after their colleagues were banned from China for the crime of being South Korean.

What ought to happen is that every student who voted to go should be blacklisted from any chance at a music career. Abject
Cowardice and openly abandoning your friends in the face of communist oppression ought to have consequences.

henry

“It was unprecedented,” continued Nunes. “I mean, they’ve been bad at most of these depositions, but to interrupt us continually to coach the witness, to decide… what we’re going to be able to ask the witness.”

https://saraacarter.com/nunes-adam-schiff-was-coaching-alexander-vindman-throughout-his-testimony/

henry

CNBC @CNBC
5m

The Reagan Presidential Library has been evacuated due to the CA fires. @janewells reports on the damage across the state.

https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1189566333400371200

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
“Precisely the same program that the Democrats are trying to Impeach President Trump for supposedly slow walking, tomorrow, right here in the Senate, they (the Dems) say they’re going to filibuster for the exact same program.” @senatemajldr
Mitch McConnell. Do Nothing Democrats!

Jack is Back!

Heh!

https://twitter.com/Harry1T6/status/1188941298956427270

He is nuttier than a fruitcake.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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58m
“Our Country cannot afford for the Democrats in Congress to take a one year vacation from any productive legislation just because they would rather obsess over Impeachment. ISIS & other radical terrorists are not going to hit the pause button because Democrats won’t fund......

....the United States Military. Congress needs to do its work. We need to fund our Armed Forces.” @senatemajldr
Mitch McConnell. The Dems are a lost cause. In 2020, we need a big, beautiful WIN (all three)! #MAGA

MissMarple2

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/first-lady-melania-trump-second-lady-karen-pence-will-travel-south-carolina-highlight-disaster-preparedness-meet-troops/

MissMarple2

https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/29/the-demedias-impeachment-beat-goes-on/#.Xbmwdzs09SE.twitter

Conrad Black.

The Infamous Ignatz

Interesting profile of Kyrsten Sinema.

Captain Hate

Sinema is better than McCain or Flake.

James D.

Sinema is better than McCain or Flake.

That's true. But you could say the same about any of the random homeless people I passed by on my way back to the office from lunch.

"better than McCain or Flake" is not a high bar.

jimmyk

Caught this in an Althouse comment, no link, presumably John Solomon. Maybe well-known, but new to me was the part about Manafort:

Obama White House unexpectedly invited Ukraine’s top prosecutors to Washington to discuss fighting corruption in the country.

The meeting, promised as training, turned out to be more of a pretext for the Obama administration to pressure Ukraine’s prosecutors to drop an investigation into the Burisma Holdings gas company that employed Hunter Biden and to look for new evidence in a then-dormant criminal case against eventual Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a GOP lobbyist.. - The Hill

Anyway, worth repeating.

Narciso

Sounds like it, thats why ciaramella spent so much time rubbiahimg his work, why they leaked to samuelsohn, the representation agreement with degenova and toensing

Narciso

The important was baghdadi was staying at a hurras al deen house likely under mit protection, far away from the kurdiah zone.

MissMarple2

Why I quit following Jonah Goldberg:

Jonah Goldberg
@JonahDispatch

Trump did it. Everyone knows he did it. Pretending otherwise will get him impeached for sure. Admitting it and apologizing at least reduces the chances he’ll be impeached and would improve the chances of senate GOP in 2020.

Narciso

Heh:


https://mobile.twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1189256861528330242

Narciso


From here:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/what-baghdadis-death-tells-us-about-real-terror-daniel-greenfield/

James D.

MM @ 12:39

I would say that Jonah should go screw himself, but that's a lot milder and more polite than what I really feel about him.

JM Hanes

TLG:

I didn't mean to suggest that there was no communion rail in the Lutheran Church, just that there was no rail in the tapestries, where everyone is mixed together. I suspected it was not the image you were looking for, but I thought it might be useful if you didn't find the one you wanted.

The Infamous Ignatz

The towering courage of Vladimir Bukovsky.

The Infamous Ignatz

Goldberg's variation from his previous, childish, but at least rational worldview is quite a marvelous thing to behold.
No offense, Jane, but you need to find different friends.

James D.

Did we know the WaPo was a trash paper and a house organ for the Democrat Party?

Yes, but they insist on giving us more demonstrations of it every single day:

https://mobile.twitter.com/stengel/status/1189157532909981696?fbclid=IwAR300EOZitmC6TQueHX2Csma6yqbkovlOgs5S1jbMis_Ms1icKisglaIqYc

D

Jimmyk:
A very revealing fact about Obama and his cohorts.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

JimmyK,

Yes, that was John Soloman in the Hill.

John Hekman

Wow. Trying to sign in for months. Looks like it may have finally allowed me in. Testing....

henry

glad you got past typhuspad security.

JM Hanes

henry:

"The Reagan Presidential Library has been evacuated due to the CA fires."

The Daily Mail ran through all the fire preventative measures, over and above suppression, that went into the design of the Getty Museum. It's really quite impressive, right down to using fire resistant plants.

D

Welcome John Hekman.
I know the feeling.
I can be incredibly hard to get in.

JM Hanes

Hi John Hekman!

Glad you got in before the big GPS roll over!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
44m
My friend Mike @GovDunleavy
of the Great State of Alaska, is being treated very unfairly by the Democrats because he is doing an unbelievable job and fulfilling every one of his promises. Now they are trying to Recall him because his agenda is the Economy, Jobs, and protecting...

...our Military, 2nd Amendment, Energy, and so many other things that the Democrats don’t care about. Please stop the Dems from hurting a very good and hard-working man!

http://StandTallWithMike.com

MissMarple2

Thank you @GM, @FiatChrysler_NA, @Toyota, and @GloblAutomkrs for standing with us for Better, Cheaper, Safer Cars for Americans. California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers. We are fixing this problem! https://t.co/cf6I1e0yjQ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
MissMarple2

AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019

Link goes to picture.

henry

Fed cuts another quarter percent.

Jane

"No offense, Jane, but you need to find different friends."

No sweat Iggy, I gave up NR over a year ago. Goldberg is bad (but a nice guy) but not half as bad as David French.

Tom R

MM @ 7:22

Thanks for the link to the @saywhenla Twitter account. Whoever that guy is repeated pretty much all of the "Trump is a 4D Chess Grandmaster" points I have been making over the past couple of years. He also shares my positive view of Jeff Sessions. My confirmation bias now compels me to follow him on Twitter.

Captain Hate

My how the Rear Admiral has fallen

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmeraldRobinson/status/1189410768300720128

Narciso

I wondered about that, but irving kristol came up the hard way in the intellectual conflicts of the 40s and 50s.

James D.

That's hilarious, CH!

Narciso

Indeed about bukovsky, that why tbe muh russia rings hollow to me,

The Infamous Ignatz

--Goldberg is bad (but a nice guy) but not half as bad as David French.--

I concur, Jane. French reaches a zenith of sanctimony of which others can only dream.

The Infamous Ignatz

--My confirmation bias now compels me to follow him on Twitter.--

Heh.

The Infamous Ignatz

A state choked with the homeless and illegals. Highest poverty rate in the country. Middle class leaving because it's unaffordable. Eco freaks stopping every sensible practice and industry. A power grid on a par with Caracas's. Every perversion and vice not only tolerated but celebrated, promoted and taught to mere striplings. Ancient, God given rights of every stripe outside those perversions under assault at every turn. Constant lectures on our greed, racism and ineligibility to arm ourselves by people worth millions and billions living in lily white enclaves and guarded by private armies.

Mothers, don't let you states grow up to be Californias.

lurkersusie

Trump keeps hiring the swamp dwellers

Ryan James Girdusky on Twitter: "SCOOP: Chad Wolf, the man Stephen Miller and Sean Doocey are pushing to be the new DHS Secretary, just appointed former Obama official Valerie Boyd to a senior policy position" / Twitter

https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1189575705262252033

lurkersusie

Nice interview

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 on Twitter: "OANN: I am joined by the great @SidneyPowell1 to break down her bombshell court document, and breaking news on Sullivan You won't want to miss this Judge cancels General Flynn hearing to review new evidence https://t.co/...

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1189607774881083393

The Infamous Ignatz

--Ricky Martin announces the birth of his fourth child.

Isn't he gay?

Posted by: jim nj--

Stop the bigotry.
If he identifies his rectum as a womb and his testes as ovaries then he can have a child. Or four of them for that matter.
Or he may in fact be putting diapers on his feces. Has anyone seen a pic of the kids?

GUS

Ricky Martin gave birth to his fourth child.

David Crosby is the father.

henry

Jeeps will come with grey poupon holders now.

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
3m

BREAKING: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA agree to merge in deal set to be announced tomorrow - Dow Jones

Captain Hate

That 90% number might have been generous

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=384052

clarice

Late yesterday, Judge Sullivan entered an order directing the government to file a surreply brief by November 1, 2019, but in doing so instructed prosecutors to address not just the Brady issues, but any “new relief, claims, arguments, and information raised in Defendant’s Reply Brief.” The order also gave Flynn a chance to respond to the government’s arguments by November 4, 2019. But that’s it: Judge Sullivan made clear that no new arguments should be made in Powell’s sur-surreply and no further pleadings concerning Flynn’s motion to compel would be accepted.

Whether Judge Sullivan will schedule oral argument after receiving these latest filings is yet to be seen. And how he will rule is anyone’s guess. But that Judge Sullivan did not limit the additional briefing to specific Brady issues, but instead directed the government to respond broadly to any “new relief, claims, arguments, and information,” suggests the long-time federal judge’s concern has been piqued by what he’s read so far.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/30/judge-tells-government-to-respond-to-allegations-it-hid-evidence-from-michael-flynns-legal-team/?mc_cid=ce0d2ce1df&mc_eid=a984299ba6

Captain Hate

Just owning those clowns

https://mobile.twitter.com/JimmyPrinceton/status/1189606506716684290

Jack is Back!

CH,

It’s that kind of trolling that wins a lot of votes policy can’t. Frederick and his friends love him just for bringing humor into running the country. A different kind of trash talking.

Jane

I'm on Chapter 4 of:
The Plot Against the President.

Devin Nunes is the hero of all heroes. It's simply amazing. It just broke down the set-up of Flynn.

Melinda

Another Railroad Stop:

🍃⚔️🍃LADY GRACE 🍃⚔️🍃
@OrenIShiKiddo
💥💥Before McAleenan & FBI director Wray testify in Congress ..
RepMikeRogersAL calls out Bennie Thompson on not being notified of the subpoenas & for not following ‘the committee rules’

“That is absolutely false”

Suck it Bennie!

https://twitter.com/OrenIShiKiddo/status/1189614166593757187

Melinda

Deepest US WW2 wreck discovered near Leyte Gulf:

https://www.foxnews.com/science/wwii-shipwreck-discovered-philippine-sea-is-the-deepest-ever-found

The Infamous Ignatz

No doubt Snopes will be on that phony dog medal instanter.
Although maybe the Babylon Bee will shame them into not doing so beforehand.

Captain Hate

Jack,

I just made the point at AoS that Reagan and Trump were involved in popular culture that the eggheads thought was vulgar but the regular guys and kids enjoyed.

Jack is Back!

55 MPs will not stand for re-election on 12/12/19 in the UK. Unlike our off year Dem wins this bodes well fo the Tories.

Melinda

Sandmann vs CNN has advanced to Discovery.

https://twitter.com/llinwood/status/1189608167665217542?s=21

Suck it, Zucker.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Dawson S Fields:

The guy who hired the guards to protect the Consulate in Benghazi pleads guilty, along with the people who hired him to bribe Khadafi's sons!

#ButNothingsHappening

Captain Hate

Trick or Treat

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIIlsO2XUAQC95I?format=jpg&name=small

Melinda

Happy Belated Birthday, Cathyf!

Happy Birthday, CB:

Sonny Rollins
@sonnyrollins
"Pent-Up House," from Sonny Rollins+4, featuring trumpeter Clifford Brown (born on this day in 1930). "Happy birthday, Clifford." -S.R. youtube.com/watch?v=lnFIBo…

https://twitter.com/sonnyrollins/status/1189626957777883136

I sadly had no idea Sonny was still around.

Marlene

Good afternoon! henry @2:55,I laughed about the grey poupon holders in the Jeep.More than 20 years ago,after we had the daughter's college fund secure,hubby got his first Jeep. We were riding around Acadia and MDI and in Northeast Harbor (the Rockefeller part of MDI) every time we passed a fancy car,we snickered and said,"pardon me,do you have any grey poupon?"
We've had so much fun off-roading in the Jeep over the years.

Melinda

Strikers go under the bus:

Rich Miller
@capitolfax
UPDATE: Cullerton, SDems concur with Madigan on waiting until spring session to vote on CTU agenda capitolfax.com/2019/10/30/mad…

https://twitter.com/capitolfax/status/1189631018355036160

The Infamous Ignatz

FIAT + Peugeot = FIAP = Fix It Again Pierre.

Captain Hate

"The elevation in status means the U.S. attorney for Connecticut will be
able to subpoena witnesses, file charges and impanel grand juries."

Notice they are not doing this in DC.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 30, 2019 04:00 PM (JUOKG)

==========

It's almost like there was a plan to actually get indictments that stuck into a venue more amenable than DC.

Almost.

But no, Trump's just a dummy doing random things.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at October 30, 2019 04:02 PM (q80AH)

jimmyk

CH, that 3:56 deserves a trigger warning. JOMers, be advised.

D

CH:
Where will they hold the trials if not in DC?

D

Jimmyk:
I saw it before your warning...yech!

Melinda

News Breaking LIVE
@NewsBreaking
BREAKING: Twitter's Jack Dorsey announces that Twitter has made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter "globally" - Bloomberg

https://twitter.com/NewsBreaking/status/1189635042223386624

("Ludicrous Speed Trap"- This will be epic.)

Captain Hate

I sadly had no idea Sonny was still around.

He hasn't done anything significant for decades but he still releases stuff on his label of live performances that just feature him soloing over a background group of outstanding musicians who act like robots. I hate being that blunt because when he does a blindfold test his mind is extremely sharp and he is unfailingly gracious and insightful about what's being played.

MissMarple2

Sorry I disappeared. I had to get to Kroger during a break in the rain, and right before I left my son called to tell me about their wedding trip to South Carolina and his new job. Since he has extended hours as his company opens their new showroom, I wanted to tal to him when I had the chance.

That stupid VOA reporter tweet made it to my local talk radio, where they were mocking him unmercifully for taking a photo shop as real and showing how stupid most of the media is.

And I agree with Jack. Younger folks love the humor and connection with pop culture.
He's a lot funnier than most of the lefty comedians.

Melinda

Timothy Aeppel
@TimAeppel
Wow

jack 🌍🌏🌎 @jack
We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵

Show this thread

https://twitter.com/TimAeppel/status/1189635699538046978

Melinda

The thread:

jack 🌍🌏🌎
@jack
We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
Early voting in Louisiana for a man who will be a Great Governor, @EddieRispone
, on Saturday, November 2nd. He will get your Auto Insurance and Taxes way down. He will protect your Military, Vets, Second Amendment and Energy....

....Your current Governor, John Bel Edwards, has done a poor job with economic development (last in nation) and auto insurance (highest in nation) wants to raise your taxes BIG - vote for Eddie starting Saturday!

MissMarple2

We will be having a big rally for Governor @MattBevin on Monday night in Kentucky. Get your tickets today! https://t.co/uoPhCLGHpH

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019

Link goes to web site where you can sign up for tickets.

MissMarple2

“Adam Schiff’s drive to impeach Trump based on opinions, deception and illusions – Not facts” @GreggJarrett https://t.co/N31CGYraYP

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019

Link goes to Fox News story.

Melinda

6m
This isn't the out Twitter thinks it is. Because now of course the question shifts to: what it "political"? twitter.com/jack/status/11…

"@jack
We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵"

never forget that time Minnesota had to try to distinguish what is and is not a "political message" before SCOTUS. It... didn't end well. twitter.com/HashtagGriswol…

Minnesota stopped a man wearing a "Don't Tread on Me" Tea Party shirt from voting, citing a ban on clothing with "political messages." Now, it's being argued before SCOTUS

Justice Alito absolutely destroyed them.

https://twitter.com/HashtagGriswold/status/969231416453189632

GUS

Cool, now I trust Jackass Dorsey!!!

clarice

wherever they hold the grand juries, I believe the trials must be held in DC.If they involve a lot of classified info, they may go to Arlington or Alexandria, Va which I believe has methods to deal with that.

Jack is Back!

I saw Sonny Rollins in my college jazz days at Herbie’s in Cincy with the Modern Jazz Disciples with Curtis Pfegler. A class act. Hell, back then I had a subscription to Downbeat and became a strict Constructionist readin Nat Henthoff.

I still like Jazz more than other motifs.

Narciso

Oh this is what you mean:


https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1189639128863916037

Narciso


You mean literally:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RepRatcliffe/status/1189634309197631488

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Jack's announcement is really pompous and wordy and shows he has zero understanding of how people use his platform.

Meanwhile, all of the left-wing people are applauding him like they think that THIS will hurt Republican candidates, and as a bonus they want him to ban Trump. If he banned Trump he would lose almost 100% of his GOP customer base and Trump would migrate to either his own web site or another one that Parscale knows about.

What a maroon!

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