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November 28, 2019

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Robin

Where is Jane? Did I miss something?

Here is an interesting tidbit in the Gallagher story that I didn't hear elsewhere....

http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2019/11/what-in-wide-wide-world-of-sports-is.html

UPDATE: Well, as reported by Carl Prine;
What none of the parties knew was that minutes before the Pentagon announced Esper’s decision, Gallagher told his attorney, Timothy Parlatore, that he had decided to voluntarily relinquish his trident for the good of the SEALs, the president and the country, believing that he unwittingly had become a lightning rod for criticism and partisan division.

What a true patriot. I'm glad that he didn't have to do so.

Buckeye

She doesnt seem to know anything besides

I know several PhDs academics that don't have a lick of common sense.

I wouldn't let Fiona walk my dog.


sbwaters

Anyone got any good ideas on where a 20-something female with a week available before giving a presentation outside London in March should go on the continent before getting themselves back across the channel in time?

Amsterdam!

Melinda

For Iggy, later, A different kind of jump starter for the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXm8JdC4k4c

Narciso

While we have more dan jones generated blank pags


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/lee-smith-cnn-the-steele-dossier.php

Narciso

Ah yes indeed.

Robin

Also, from Althouse comments comes this link:

http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2019/11/where-would-we-bury-all-bodies.html

This bit from Simon Kupor at FT has to be parody, but the emanations from the internationalist bubble-people makes it hard to tell. Even if parody ... deep down this is how a lot of people who so hate the Republican led USA and Tory led UK think.

Either way, what a fun read this is. If parody, it isn't all that good of a parody ... or is it?

All I can think of is what I like to tell alternative history types who wonder, "What if foreign powers intervened in our civil war?"

I can't read the Financial Times link (paywalled), but here is the link:

https://www.ft.com/content/4c94809e-0b27-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84

The headline is "How Foreign Intervention Can Save U.S. Democracy."

Robin

Oh wait, here you go:


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https://www.ft.com/content/4c94809e-0b27-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84

“How to stop a civil war” says the cover of the latest Atlantic magazine. I can suggest a fix: the international community should intervene in the US. Of course Americans have a right to self-determination but the priority now is saving democracy.

It’s hard to assess the risk of political violence, given the US tradition of everyday gunslinging: the rival candidates for state elections in Montana, who each made ads showing themselves firing rifles at television screens, looked like actors playing Afghan warlords. Still, the recent ethnopolitical terror attacks in El Paso, Pittsburgh and elsewhere were shocking even by US standards.

The much tamer UK needs watching too. Like Americans, Britons have been upgrading their political views into their identities and dismissing opponents as traitors. Both countries now intend to resolve their conflict with winner-take-all elections.

Such scenarios rarely end well, warns former Yemeni government minister Rafat Al-Akhali, a fellow at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. He says: “A lot of people in the regions that we work with thought we had to transfer their experiences of national dialogue to the UK and other countries.” So what should interventions in the US and potentially Britain look like?

Washington used to advocate a set schedule for countries in conflict. A binary election only worsens polarisation. Instead, says Al-Akhali, the first step is power sharing: a transitional government that includes all conflicting sides.

Next comes an Afghan-style loya jirga, or grand assembly, to kick off a national dialogue. Yemen’s brought together political parties, but also youth, women, civil society, southern secessionists and northern Houthi rebels. A US dialogue could look remarkably similar.

Given the death of truth, a South African-style Truth and Reconciliation Commission wouldn’t work in the US. Americans may also need to abandon the polarising impeachment of Donald Trump and let him seek exile in a friendly country: the model could be Ukraine’s kleptocratic pro-Kremlin former president Viktor Yanukovich, now based out of Russia.

Yeah, those are all countries who set a fine example. "Power Sharing?" Hmmmm, sounds like a plea for beleaguered Democrats who know they will be decimated int eh next election.

Here's a working link, if you're interested. It's....comedic?

https://www.ft.com/content/4c94809e-0b27-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84

hoyden

Jim Jones Democrats don’t fail to deliver.

henry

Does the phrase “Don’t Tread On Me” have any meaning to these globalist wimps and grifters? The keep this up it might.

Jack is Back!

rse,

If she goes to Normandy then getting to Mt. St. Michel is easy. Unfortunately, the only ferry to England is out of St. Malo, which is just west of Mt. St. Michel, and it terminates at Portsmouth. If she wants to see the White Cliffs of Dover then she has to take a ferry out of Calais or Dunkirk.

Melinda

South African, Hahvahd Grad SChool, "Kennedy Scholar", specializes in writing about henry's favorite sport.

Sounds like the go to guy for global solutions, late, in the pub, for entertainment purposes only....

Buckeye

Robin,

I better not read the FT article.

Just gonna piss this "regular guy" off and give him an itchy trigger finger.

I got dibs on Fiona Hill. She is part of the advance team.

MissMarple2

A late good morning!

Codevilla's article on the FBI confirmed me in my belief that it should be disbanded.

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

I am with you on that FY article.

MissMarple2

I should say FT article.

Haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet.

MissMarple2

Just returned to the United States after spending a GREAT Thanksgiving with our Courageous American Warriors in Afghanistan! pic.twitter.com/b2vgY5BH6z

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019

Four pictures at link.

Jack is Back!

All that FT article does is verify that the left believe that in a shooting civil war they are outgunned and just need to scare the bee-jeebers out of their pajama boys.

Something like, "Leave Now for Sweden or Canada."

sbwaters

rse, Mrs. sbw and I plan to go back to Amsterdam in late spring for a week for the simple reason that it is Amsterdam.

Be there in 4 hours from London. $60-$300 depending on class and amenities. $150 standard.

Another Bob

None of those FT links work for me.

Who is the asshole producing that prog fanfic?

MissMarple2

https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/bombshell-box-office-flop/

Just thought everyone should know this movie is apparently a hit piece on Roger Ailes and Fox News. I am not interested in anything political from Hollywood except maybe Clint Eastwood's movie on Richard Jewell, and in fact, one of my sisters and I may go see the original "White Christmas" at the restored old movie theater down in Franklin.

rse

Thanks everyone for the good suggestions and info from JOM Travelogue.

Will share a funny story from yesterday. Son is here and planning for a few days of wilderness camping. He has some kind of battery powered heater of cans he takes with him, but decides to get a few fresh cans.

Red goes with him to grocery store so they can spend some time together and comes home giggling. Apparently the store cashier ringing up his purchases thought he was buying his Thanksgiving meal and was clearly feeling very sorry for him.

D

RSE:
I second all the travel suggestions.
I loved Switzerland.
A friend just returned from Amsterdam and loved it.

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-al-jazeera-media-network-bloomberg-idUSKCN1Q00K3

Al-Jazeera announces it has partnered with Bloomberg.

Now it seems to me that this should get a little more attention than the Trump Hotel in DC, which I am constantly reading about why the President should be forced to sell so that he cannot profit from it.

As I understand it, al-Jazeera is at least partially funded by Qatar.

Robin

Heh, JIB, yes. Power sharing was the key phrase. They know what's coming.

MissMarple2

London Bridge closed off by police, reports of shots fired. pic.twitter.com/JDHGfY4NOm

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 29, 2019

Video at link.

D

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of the ability of family members to see one another and spend time together.
Two of my nieces went together downtown to run in the 5 mile Turkey Trot.
Both decided to do the nine minute mile and finished in forty five minutes.
One has done a marathon and the other s half marathon.

Robin

Is this true?

NYS doesn't tax state retiree pay, and therefore, by court decisions, can't tax federal retirement pay.

From the comments at Althouse.

Narciso

Winning the future? Thats not treason is it.

Narciso

There is some weinstein enabler behind thar film, theron looks like the tiger disfigured woman,

MissMarple2

Thankful! pic.twitter.com/WfcG0TE2UY

— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) November 29, 2019

4 different pictures of President Trump in Afghanistan. Wolking is the Deputy Communications Director, Rapid Response for the Trump Campaign.

Narciso

Hes a white uganda expat of south african extraction, and soccer expert.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/donald-trump-mocks-newsweek-for-fake-thanksgiving-headline/

Robin

Me too, Mary Rose! Thanksgiving feels like the most pure of the holidays - it inspires us to gather and give thanks and express gratitude for all we have.

This was the first year in ages we didn't travel to family (work constraints), and my parents were unable to travel to us due to illness. It was a small, but laughter-filled table, with copious amounts of food. Tonight, we host a Pot Luck Leftover and Game Night with friends, which I hope to make an annual event.

I love Thanksgiving!

Melinda

London Bridge knife wielder was shot after one person stabbed.

Then an explosion at Borough Market, and another knife wielder.

Waiting for more info....

Jack is Back!

Moar winning.

Remember my bitch the other day about how much we spend on NATO versus the EU members especially Germany. Chalk up another win for Trump.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2019/11/28/US-to-cut-spending-on-NATO-budget-Germany-to-pay-more.html

Narciso

Another druid on the rampage,

MissMarple2

I fo not believe we saw a picture of the previous First Lady like this:

Melinda

Well that makes sense....

LadyWarAnon⭐⭐⭐
@ChristinePolon1
Who moves to Africa for a few months? Kenya?

LIVE Breaking News @NewsBreaking
DEVELOPING: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he will be moving to Africa for several months in 2020 - Business Insider

https://twitter.com/ChristinePolon1/status/1200384679402078209

[Leaving the game and taking his ball with him?]

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I see this morning that he doesn't use Google on his phone. Instead, DuckDuckGo.

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/29/millennials-are-fleeing-cities-for-refuge-from-democrats-disasters/

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/afghanistan-president-defeating-terrorist-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-more-significant-than-osama-bin-laden/

Melinda

zerohedge
@zerohedge
5 Dead In London Bridge Attacks; One Suspect In Custody zerohedge.com/political/shot…
https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1200427650302562306

Narciso

So where is he going to be part of the infrastructure of zte through ntn, or huawei in uganda and othet places

Narciso

These are the questions that occur to me.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"5 Dead In London Bridge Attacks; One Suspect In Custody"

Will authorities be baffled as to motive?

Narciso

Of course they will:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/police-dealing-with-incident-on-london-bridge-amid-reports-of-shots-fired-11873505

Another Bob

@Jack avoiding process servers?

Jack is Back!

sbw,

I see your burg is part of a headline:

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/cuomo_fiddles_while_rome_burns_as_well_as_syracuse_rochester_and_buffalo.html

All about Fredo's brother.

jimmyk

Good morning, JOM, a belated Happy Thanksgiving. Was busy hosting and traveling yesterday. First we had 12 family and friends over for a 2:30 pm dinner, then Ubered out to the island (Queens, really) to my brother's place where there was other family. On the way back almost ended up somewhere upstate because the driver, evidently not the sharpest knife in the drawer, took a wrong turn on to I-95 N instead of S. Fortunately I was monitoring.

The only low point was when Mrs K, against explicit instructions, brought up something political. How do you discuss issues with 18-year-olds who think they know everything? The idea that there may even be two legitimate points of view doesn't enter their thinking.

The topic was the protest at the Harvard-Yale game, where hundreds of students stormed onto the field demanding divestment from energy companies. That 'carbon' is a bad thing is axiomatic, so it's only a matter of what methods are appropriate, not whether they just might be wrong on the whole issue.

It's not just politics. 18-year-olds seem to think they know what they should be taught. So they make demands at universities about the curriculum. I read that at Harvard the TAs are unionized and going on strike. The lunatics are taking over the asylum.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/11/29/example-12345678-why-americans-hate-the-media-jake-tapper-tries-painting-trumps-afghanistan-trip-as-a-bad-thing/

It would serve Tapper right if al-Jazeera had bought CNN.

Narciso

Aljazeera has quality standards

https://mobile.twitter.com/alimhaider/status/1200426667644207105

Jack is Back!

Mel,

I have no idea where ZH is getting their 5 dead. I have on both Sky News and BBC and police are reporting one dead. There is a suspicious white lorry blocking the bridge roadway and police currently trying to get in.

Captain Hate

I love Mont St. Michel if for no other reason that it's so small and self contained that you can totally explore it in a day or so. Plus the Abbey at the top is neat and they usually have music programs in the evening (or did when I was there). Whatever place we ate at had the most awesome seafood salad (fruit de la mer) I've ever had; the only problem was it was so huge it took me forever to eat and, since they won't bring another course until the current one is finished by all, everyone else in my family was griping about it.

We were there in August and the tides are pretty extreme, so my daughter and I went hiking across the tidal flats to an uninhabited island until a local advised us the incoming tide dictated we beat a retreat.

Narciso

Some footage:


https://mobile.twitter.com/air_intel/status/1200420840992641024

James D.

Al-Jazeera announces it has partnered with Bloomberg.

Well, they already openly declared they’re a propaganda arm for the Bloomberg campaign and the Democrat Party, and no longer an objective news organization (not that they ever were). So they may as well go the rest of the way and sell themselves to a hostile foreign power.

GUS

Watching FOX, some named Danny Coulson credential credential credential Assistant FBI DIRECTOR.
Tells ME about how great he, London and all Law enforcement is. Then he tells me blah blah blah.

The word IZZZZZZLAM is never mentioned. WHY??

Narciso

That ft rant set me off:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SkyAndyHughes/status/1200424030265839622

Jack is Back!

The one killed on London Bridge was the guy with the knife.

James D.

It's not just politics. 18-year-olds seem to think they know what they should be taught.

18 year olds have ALWAYS thought they know everything. There were probably 18 year old cavemen telling their parents they knew how to kill wooly mammoths better than their stupid old parents did.

The difference is, up until the late 1950s, adults tended to ignore the protestations of those oh-so-smart teens.

Everything changed with “Rebel Without a Cause”. That movie was the start of the downfall of our civilization.

OK, exaggerating just a bit but not much. That was the first time pop culture really began to worship youth and tell teens they really did know better and should be in charge. The cowardly campus administrators
in the 1960 then cemented that viewpoint and were all suffering with that now.

Captain Hate

How do you discuss issues with 18-year-olds who think they know everything?

Point out that they don't. Forcefully if necessary.

Narciso

Do you breathe, you're a carbon producer.

Melinda

ZH probably recycled the attack from several years ago for click bait.

Wouldn't be the first time they did that, won't be the last.

jimmyk

The difference is, up until the late 1950s, adults tended to ignore the protestations of those oh-so-smart teens.

Agree, James D.

Point out that they don't. Forcefully if necessary.

Yes. I did point this out, though admittedly not as forcefully (as it was Thanksgiving dinner) as I might have.

Narciso

Yes theres a dejavu character but police sources were confused.

Melinda

This is an interesting twist:

Stephen McIntyre
@ClimateAudit
wife of Michael Atkinson, the rogue ICIG who prompted Ukraine impeachment, was tagged in Iaakov Apelbaum's opus on Nellie Ohr links, as an associate of Mary Jacoby (wife of Fusion Glenn Simpson)
apelbaum.wordpress.com/tag/mary-jacob…

https://twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1200250455571480577

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/29/christian-trump-supporters-dont-have-a-branding-problem-the-left-has-a-lying-problem/

Melinda

New twist in Maltese case:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malta-daphne-idUSKBN1Y21DD

Narciso

Look whatwe have here:

https://www.millerchevalier.com/node/178

Captain Hate

I did point this out, though admittedly not as forcefully (as it was Thanksgiving dinner) as I might have.

I'm sure you were suitably tactful. Still, using family gatherings to spew propaganda like indoctrinated tools is as counterproductive as it is rude.

Narciso

So she protects money launderers and he does much the same.

Buckeye

Maybe the Brits will figure out that their rag head muzzie full embrace is a total fail.

There is a lesson in that for us.

Looking at you Barack Hussein.

Rocco

Happy late Thanksgiving all. It was a bittersweet Thanksgiving this year since our Matriarch passed away. Shirl always prepared a feast for our family. But my father in law didn't want to host it this year, even though he wouldn't have had to do anything. My wife and her sister didn't want to host it either but after calling around to see if there were any restaurants open and taking reservations, my youngest stepped up to the plate and invited everyone over to his house for Thanksgiving. So we've begun a new tradition with my sons in laws and their traditions, a turkey first brined, then marinated in wine, a lot of wine and a lot of chourico...and it was delicious! Hope all is well with everyone.

Melinda

narc-

One of Sid's "experienced team", no doubt.

MissMarple2

Washington Post: Trump doesn't wear tie, unclear why... pic.twitter.com/cMlknzED6r

— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) November 29, 2019

Video at link of President Trump deboarding AF 1. Yes, no tie. It's 7:30 AM after a 13-hour flight. TDS with WaPo is unbelievable.

Narciso


Even carter page cant save this deal:


https://streetwiseprofessor.com/the-judo-discount/

GUS

I was just told by FOX NEWS, that the British Authorities are looking for a motive!!! Police are
"TREATING THIS, AS A POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK" This type of INSULTING HORSE SHIT, sickens me.
Now they are speculating about BREXIT.

Simple mother fucking question. Who is the PERP,
what does he LOOK LIKE, SMELL LIKE, and what does his I.D. say? I'm sure the COPS don't know ANY of that.

jimmyk

The sainted Barry hardly ever wore a tie, and put his feet up on the Resolute Desk. That was all fine and dandy with the WaPo.

MissMarple2

GUS,

Apparently AP has no information, either. Here is the AP story from one of my local stations:

https://www.wishtv.com/news/international/several-stabbed-near-london-bridge-man-detained/

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

After Tapper's efforts to make the President's visit to the troops into something bad, and after reading some replies to various posts by Leftists, nothing surprises me.

Yesterday I read that visiting the troops in Afghanistan was expected, and not only should he not be praised, but criticized because he hadn't done it before. (Times Obama visited Afghanistan in 8 years, 4. None during a holiday, and none to visit troops.)

I was also told that it was no sacrifice for him, because unlike Obama, he wasn't close to his family and liked being away from them.

Honestly, these people are insane. That is my charitable position. Otherwise, I have to label them as flat-out evil.

MissMarple2

Senior Adviser to Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appears to be happy that a Democrat harassed a member of the Trump admin in public to the point where the official had to leave the event

A presidential campaign promoting harassment of officials is disgusting https://t.co/B24u8YTaCn pic.twitter.com/g7DK8EqfPl

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 29, 2019

Link goes to screen cap of her tweet.

GUS

MissMarple, maybe the COPS just can't figure this caper out.

Utter nonsense.

GUS

Remember when the COMPOST wondered about this?????

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=657&ei=yELhXeLCJpfX-gSa7rTgDA&q=obama+without+tie+on&oq=obama+without+tie+on&gs_l=img.3...12679.15738..16570...0.0..0.178.2427.0j20......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0j0i131j0i3j0i30.SoKzwr9hY7w&ved=0ahUKEwjixqeq54_mAhWXq54KHRo3DcwQ4dUDCAY&uact=5

Narciso

Apelbaum with his data mining a year and a half ago, has been ahead of all these memos and the gornisch ig reports.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-omalley-forces-trump-official-cuccinelli-out-of-bar-cuccinelli-delivers-blistering-response/

jimmyk

I was also told that it was no sacrifice for him, because unlike Obama, he wasn't close to his family and liked being away from them.

Is that the same Obama who mysteriously vacationed separately from his wife (and usually with Reggie Love instead)?

Narciso

Client no 9, hunters brother from another mother's gal.

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

It's so vile I cannot deal with them. I am glad that my extremely lefty nephew and his guy friend who is even worse didn't come to Thanksgiving. I would have heard crap like that times 20.

I now regret how reticent I was about Obama for 8 years, only discussing his crimes with people on line. It drives me nuts, especially because I think the Presient is wrongfully maligned.

Narciso

Dow seems to be having a bot generated hickup.

Melinda

1/2 day of trading and last day of the month = "weird"

Jack is Back!

Well, it is black friday and perhaps they have some early indicators as to how it is going. Plus poor banking news out of the UK.

Narciso

Doomberg is also as stupid as skin crawling (ht danube) huntsman

https://mobile.twitter.com/JackiDailyShow

Narciso

So the leaks they are dripping say the bureau didnt 'spy' on papadop, phrasing

Melinda

Crude oil is getting slammed, which is a nice way to finish the month.

Captain Hate

Who didn't see this coming?

Stuck on stupid.

California Plans to Hike Tax on Legal Marijuana, Threatening New Market With Rapid Extinction

-
Well, at least they have an excuse; they're all high on marijuana.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 11:07 AM (+y/Ru)

Narciso

Is it all about china demand.

The Infamous Ignatz

--California Plans to Hike Tax on Legal Marijuana, Threatening New Market With Rapid Extinction--

That's especially funny in light of the article I read a few days ago about how little money legal pot growers are making because the illegal black market guys are undercutting them.

Pot growers; State, please help us.

State; OK, we'll help you the only way we know how. Here's a big new tax just for you. You're welcome.

The Infamous Ignatz

--I do not believe we saw a picture of the previous First Lady like this:--

Composed and attractive?
No, we did not.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Where is Jane? Did I miss something?--

Not sure she has posted since she and I had that dust-up over normalizing homosexuality and its effects on culture

Narciso

They can screw up a two car parade


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/29/london-bridge-reports-gunshots-central-london/

This may be where they got the explosion from

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