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November 01, 2019

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Jane

I think Graham is playing 2 sides. I have no proof but it feels like that.

Captain Hate

Blotto must have had his allowance reduced.

Narciso

Yes indeed, the ones who were rampaging againsr the kurds, those were gooses boys.

Jane

Graham should have completed his investigation by now of all the bad players. I think the fact that McCain happily turned over the Dossier to the deep state is holding him back. McCain was a complete asshole but a very minor player. I think Graham’s loyalty has held him back. He needs to leave.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"Anyone else think it was strange that Miss Lindsay gave up leadership of Judiciary?"
Yes.

"Grassley is more senior and would yank it anyway"
Didn't Grassley have it for the Kavanaugh nomination?
Why switch, only to switch back?

henry

Jim_Sunnyvale, apparent the Senate has a rule on length of Committee Chairmanship. Grassley ran the limit, so switched to another committee. In 2021 he can cycle back to Judiciary Chair. (Just what I saw on twitter, ymmv)

MissMarple2

Jane,

Well, you are probably right. I will never get tired of a president who keeps his promises, rebuilding the military, lowering taxes, reducing regulation,bringing back manufacturing, etc.

I am proud of him.

Narciso


Day ending in y:

https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1190376993528918022

Narciso


Occasionally the journal isnt useless, entirely

https://www.wsj.com/articles/lebanons-discontent-has-religious-roots-11572561155?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/CQvWXDt2QZ">https://t.co/CQvWXDt2QZ">https://www.wsj.com/articles/lebanons-discontent-has-religious-roots-11572561155?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/CQvWXDt2QZ

Another Bob

Anyone else notice this during the World Series???

https://twitter.com/regankelseyy/status/1188646066071015425?s=21

Another Bob

Thanks all.

Narciso

So sean doolittle wants to make an eel of himself.

Narciso


What ever happened to:

https://youtu.be/355Fk8drgZE

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5g2j58XN04

President delivers remarks to press before departure from the White House for Tupelo, Mississippi.

Captain Hate

Anyone else notice this during the World Series???

I didn't but I saw some mention of it on sports blogs.

Narciso

Turns out she passed in 2004, but brings back memories from middle school as they call it now.

Narciso


Facepalm with chtluthu:


https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/01/the-washington-post-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-week/

Pinandpuller

I got my number at 666 Broadway Ave NY, NY. Ask me how:

http://www.businessinsider.com/venezuelans-marked-with-numbers-for-food-2014-3

Pinandpuller

Correction: 666 5th Ave NY, NY. I hope I didn’t make anyone look stupid haha!

Narciso

Well that was the home of dc comics and nike, take of ot what you will.

Melinda

Spent way too short a time meeting JMH this afternoon. Way too short.

Pinandpuller

I’ve only seen the sights a girl can see from Jackson Heights.

Pinandpuller

I didn’t need to be Astin anyone about that reference.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Picture at the link.

Strong show of unity among Republicans today. 💯% voted AGAINST impeachment sham. 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/vNJDq9ZfOi

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 31, 2019
Narciso

Sean or john, heh.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video of Mark Meadows and Lou Dobbs at the link.

Debunking Radical Dems. @RepMarkMeadows on former WH official, Tim Morrison’s testimony vindicating @POTUS. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/48JdOuPx24

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 31, 2019
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

Mark Meadows
@RepMarkMeadows
·
Oct 31
Speaker Pelosi said earlier this Congress that any impeachment effort would need to be done on a bipartisan basis.

We held a vote today in the House, and it was indeed bipartisan.

Impeachment received bipartisan opposition.

Captain Hate

Not surprising, Mel.

Narciso

Clearly no thinking was involved

https://medium.com/@ThinkNowTweets/progressive-latino-pollster-trust-me-latinos-do-not-identify-with-latinx-63229adebcea

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

One reason why the 'quid pro quo' narrative is a fairy tale:

Not only were Ukraine officials unaware aid was even being delayed until a month AFTER the 7/25 phone call... the aid was released WITHOUT any new investigations.

This impeachment case has no basis in reality. pic.twitter.com/hyjSuEUURp

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 31, 2019
The Infamous Ignatz

Enough “Quid Pro Quo” Gaslighting.
Horse-trading is not an impeachable offense.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

"While we're Creating Jobs and Killing Terrorists, the Democrat Party has gone completely insane." - President @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/gShmLXRQoM

— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 2, 2019
Narciso

They keep telling us up is down black is white, the paste eating solon has a clue.

Elizabeth foley in last weeks journal outlined the history of private diplomacy.

MissMarple2

If you want to send a message to the Do Nothing Democrats that Kentucky and America support President @realDonaldTrump—VOTE REPUBLICAN and vote to re-elect Governor @MattBevin and the whole Republican ticket! pic.twitter.com/mwxZLqjQXg

— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) November 2, 2019

Pictures at the link.

MissMarple2

HILARIOUS...
Joe Biden speaking in an arena in Iowa gets confused where the camera is and keeps talking to a screen. CSPAN keeps cutting away to try and help him out...hahahahahahaha @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/nF9pFV0TE1

— 🇺🇸 Miguelifornia (@michaelbeatty3) November 2, 2019

Video at link. LOL!

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/dems-impeachment-charade-a-disaster-for-them-not-the-american-people/

The Infamous Ignatz

Fox Apologizes After Accidentally Turning On Joe Buck's Microphone

MissMarple2

#PGE's CEO tells people who can't afford to restock food spoiled by blackouts to use food banks, and "we didn't burn down any houses ... One of the things we did was give them the opportunity to actually refill their refrigerator 'cause their house is still there." #ABC7now pic.twitter.com/U7eeHQFJX8

— Dan Noyes (@dannoyes) November 1, 2019

Video at the link. I will be surprised if Californians don't riot.

Narciso

Maybe if he did in mime,

Narciso

Which i think would have been a better strategy for terminator dark fate, you maniacs, insert charlton heston.

MissMarple2

Gosh, it's almost midnight! I had better get to bed.

Good night, everyone!

Narciso

Honestly have the apes takeover, the leadership ia already lobotomized.

cathyf
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is threatening a state takeover of PG&E unless the company exits bankruptcy and dramatically improves the safety of its electric grid before the next wildfire season
Evidently doesn't understand the concept of "bankruptcy".
Another Bob

The same way Cuomo doesn’t understand the concept of gas pressure.

They are this stupid. They have no idea what to do other than sound authoritative when lashing out blindly.

Only problem is there are too many people who think that will somehow work.

It’s why we’re screwed.

GUS

Yes, California is far more responsible with peoples money.

The Infamous Ignatz

Tiny bits of ISIS: Gunpowder flavored dog food.

Manuel Transmission

Jane, she worked up a fairly minimal outfit with some zombie face makeup. Worked pretty well.

GUS

My nephew was wounded in Anbar in 2004. USMC.
While he was on duty in Anbar, he and his unit witnessed a suicide bomber on a bridge. The poor poor Muzz, blew himself to SMITHEREENS. And ironically, the stray dogs find SMITHEREENS delicious. There was good news, the MUZZ bomber had wrapped his....errrr... "package" in aluminum foil. It survived.

Tom Bowler

That is beautiful, Ignatz. I don't have a dog, but if I did... I'd get him the Hellfire Smoked Training Treats.

Tom Bowler

I'll be chuckling about that for days.

Tom Bowler

Nytol.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Mel: "Spent way too short a time meeting JMH this afternoon. Way too short"

Did you find out how she came to dive so deeply into Korean culture?

Narciso

Lol, as i say satire had gone zombie, but its played straight as a steven wright routine.

jim nj

cathyf and AB,

I was thinking the same thing. As Governor of a state you have no standing in bankruptcy court nor can you create natural gas out of thin air.

GUS

Jim nj, Gavin Threesome is a GAS BAG.

Narciso

True, but you can release enough hot air for a fleet of blimps.

jim nj

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/01/russia-controversial-sovereign-internet-law-goes-into-force.html

Trying to copy China.

jim nj

Well, this is what Democratic politics is all about these days, rail against and threaten corporations for not solving the problems that the Democrats caused.

GUS

What funds the RETIREMENT GOLDEN PARACHUTES of every level of government??

Stocks, bonds etc etc etc, from corporations, who profit in a free economy. Our problem is that like a HEROIN ADDICT, the LEFT, the FULL COMMIE LEFT, is always seeking new money to feed their addictions.
The promise of FREE SHIT, is very simply a DEAD END. For every action, there is an equal or opposite reaction. These policies have consequences. If corporations are seen as bad, heinous and evil, and are taxes to the hilt.
STOCKS and MUTUAL FUNDS will suffer GREATLY.
What was accomplished??? One thing. The COMMIE LYING PIECE OF SHIT POLITICIAN got elected by selling CLASS WARFARE. It's not really hard to figure out.

But I digress, we learned today, that TRUMP is dividing us!!!

jim nj

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/01/jobs-report-october-2019.html

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 128,000 in October, exceeding the estimate of 75,000 from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

There were big revisions of past numbers as well. August’s initial 168,000 payrolls addition was revised up to 219,000, while September’s jumped from 136,000 to 180,000.

While the headline isn't new the upward revision of the prior two months employment seemed to go unmentioned.

I think Trump came up with the 303,000 number, or whatever it was, by adding this all up and the strikers going back to work.

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/army-versus-marines-as-afghanistan-hero-seeks-to-win-pennsylvania-seat-for-gop

Salena Zito on a very interesting representative race in western PA.

GUS

Jim nj, the employment numbers have ZERO DOWNSIDE.
I was watching a cable show, part of the DISCOVER CHANNEL or NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIBTARD CABAL. The show was a rerun from "several" years ago. It was discussing the lowest unemployment numbers in AMERICA. I think it was NORTH DAKOTA, that was LAUDED because of OBVIOUS REASONS. It's unemployment rate was 3.8 at that time, as I recall. I immmmmmediately thought of how well WISCONSIN has done in the last ADMIN x 2, plus a FULL COMMIE RECALL EFFORT of SCOTT WALKER, who brought US, this great economy. Wisconsin has been WELL BELOW, even HISTORIC levels of full employment.
So what the FULL COMMIE BASTARDS do, is bitch and piss their panties, when NEW JOBS are not EPIC, every single month. THE BEST NUMBERS in HISTORY, are expected to be BETTER THAN POSSIBLE.
If every willing and able person...WILLING and able...has a decent and even historically higher paying job, is in the work force. THAT IS GREAT. If there are 105 chicken or steak dinners available for the WEDDING RECEPTION..... ALL THE GUESTS EAT.
Libs 100% of the time LIE. I mean that literally. Everything they say and do, is designed to WIN a LOST ARGUMENT.

GUS

When EVERY WILLING PARTICIPANT in the work force is employed......HOW DO JOB NUMBERS GO UP???

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-hook-idUSKBN1XA1RU

U.S. envoy for Iran says Tehran spent $16 billion on 'militias' in Iraq, Syria: Al Arabiya

No other details than the headline. No time-frame given. No break-out on whether that was cash, arms or some combination.

I'd like to know more than this. Maybe somebody will flesh out this story. I note that Lebanon was not included in that number.

Continuing my thoughts of last night I think these Iranian-backed militias make for a nice target of covert action.

Iran doesn't have the money to fund them at the old levels. That will weaken the militias or force them to find other funding. I don't think the locals will appreciate the latter.

While it would probably be useful to eliminate all of these people I don't think we have to.

I'm thinking many of the militia are in it for a paycheck. If we can degrade them by taking out their infrastructure some of them may move on to other things.

Sabotaged ammo dumps would be a nice first choice.

jim nj

Yes, Gus, the ND unemployment low was due to the energy industry hiring anyone they could find. I'm sure you're aware of that.

The current unemployment numbers are indicating that people who dropped out of the work force are returning. And the really big story there is that many of those people despaired of ever being hired again.

Many jobs are not being filled because of a mismatch of skills not meeting the job requirements. But it's forcing employers to take chances that they can train up people to meet the requirements.

Employers have also had to lessen barriers to employment as the labor pool gets scarcer.

Many people who couldn't find employment under the old picky, squeaky-clean criteria are finding employment now.

Reformed ex-felons are finding job opportunities. If we we can salvage the worthy homeless people, they will find jobs.

Classic economics would suggest than an unemployment rate this low is inflationary. That we should raise interest rates. But the official unemployment measure ignored people who had given up and removed themselves from the employment workforce.

Now they are coming back with a hopeful attitude. And the barriers that held them back are tumbling.

GUS

Jim nj. At some point, there are no more jobs numbers that INCREASE. Full employment at around 3.5% has been achieved, and the economy is in FULL SWING. That is NOT how the MFM reports it. I am the LAST of the BABY BOOMERS. Or MOHICANS, if you're LIES A BIT WARREN. Back in the DAY. When I was in COLLEGE in the early 80's. Full employment was considered 4%. None of this traditional numerology matters, so long as the FULL COMMIE MFM, has their AGENDA and IDEOLOGICAL PURPOSE to downplay any GOOD NEWS, that exists under a REPUBLICAN...never mind an ORANGE TRUMP.
All of this HATE and DAY after DAY after DAY after DAY.....MEDIA BIAS. Seems to go un-noticed by MAGUIRE.

jim nj

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140507/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Current War: Director's Cut released Oct. 25 sounds vaguely interesting.

Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla - the Ac/DC battle.

Tesla has always fascinated me.

jim nj

Gus, yes that was my point. An unemployment level this low would usually be considered inflationary, but we are pulling people who gave up back into the workforce.

And, some businesses are still failing, but the laid-off employees aren't stuck on the unemployment line drawing benefits for a long time.

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/labor-force-participation-rate

"Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States increased to 63.30 percent in October from 63.20 percent in September of 2019. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 62.99 percent from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 67.30 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 58.10 percent in December of 1954."

If the incentives are great enough even people who have retired may rejoin the labor force on al least a part-time basis.

jim nj

Businesses thrive and fail. From the perspective of an employee, if your business, particularly retail, is going to fail, now is the best time for that to happen.

Rather than exhausting your unemployment benefits in a depression, and not finding another job, there is an excellent chance that you can find a new job quickly now.

jim nj

To be somewhat perverse, you can apply the same reasoning to terrorism. If the money isn't there you have to cut salaries or lay-off people.

These people may be ideologically motivated, but they need money to survive and to support their families. If Iran is financially constrained, who else takes up the slack.

Again, weirdly, terrorism is a dying industry due to reduced funding. They need to learn to code.

jim nj

Maybe I'm wrong, but I hope that lack of funding has an impact on terrorism.

jim nj

nytol

hoyden

JIT for 3rd cuppa.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: MEDIA BLOWOUT EDITION
BY STEVEN HAYWARD

hoyden

Don't do it, Mike!

hoyden

Speaking truth to power.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

From the comments: our catsmeat will doubtless approve
"Spinoza was Jeeves's favorite philosopher, so there most be something to him."

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

And ... good to see hoyden on the job! :) :)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Got this in email today, reminds me that we should check PowerLine comments after a while

anonamom

Seth Mandel
@SethAMandel
·
22h
FDR put people in camps, wiretapped opponents, tried to pack the court and ran for four terms
Quote Tweet


In reply to this:

Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
· 23h
"Trump is the most aspirationally authoritarian figure ever to hold the presidency and the reason things aren’t worse is that he’s incompetent, and our government was designed with more antibodies to authoritarianism than your replacement-level democracy."
https://thebulwark.com/this-is-how-warren-loses/

Buckeye

"FBI wants to prevent financial warfare and a disinformation campaign that could trigger a market collapse to influence voters"

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/10/article/chinas-financial-threat-to-the-2020-us-election/

Might be wise to move to cash next summer.

hrtshpdbox

Plus Belichick is 21-0 against 1st and 2nd year QB's.

May he go 0-21 against the next QBs he faces, regardless of time in service. Just sayin'.

hrtshpdbox

When EVERY WILLING PARTICIPANT in the work force is employed......HOW DO JOB NUMBERS GO UP???

Shapeshifters for Trump!

lurkersusie

Schiff voters?

Benny on Twitter: "NEW: Benny On The Block! I asked liberals if they wanted to see @realDonaldTrump impeached. They all said 'YES!' Then I asked what Trump has done to merit impeachment. "Um -- Oh boy" Then I asked if they want President Mike Pence. Th...

https://mobile.twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1190018621159940096

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/31/ny-times-refugees-needed-to-fill-void-of-cultural-diversity-in-white-towns/

They can't resist ordering people around.

Buckeye

Schiff voters?

If you ever had any doubt that 90% of the people are idiots, just watch Benny's video:)

The Infamous Ignatz

LOL

Another Bob

Jim, re. that PA 17 race, Lamb is exactly the type we need to run out of government. But don’t expect Parnell to be strong MAGA. I don’t think he’s allergic to Trump, but the republicans in those wealthy suburbs like Mt. Lebanon aren’t conservatives.

Another Bob

Re. “Cultural diversity”, note that nobody has ever defined the actual advantages of this.

I can be here for the next hour describing the problems it causes though.

Jack is Back!

Why this is a Shitt Show:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/no-further-discussion-talks-halt-between-whistleblower-lawyers-and-schiff-staff-amid-expectation-he-wont-testify

The WB has figured out that he is in more jeopardy than Trump is.

Narciso


Back on planet mongo:

https://mobile.twitter.com/TimOBrien/status/1190344703616663559

Narciso

If the good colonel had pushed to arm the ukrainians in the 13-16 period, id cut him some slack but there is no evidence of that.

Narciso

Oh never mind:


https://amgreatness.com/2019/11/01/government-doesnt-deny-editing-flynns-statement-before-charging-him/

Jane

I just read the chapter on the set-up of Flynn. Trump's failure to fight back, knowing all the info was coming from the deep state, allowed the entire Russia collusion thing to go forward.

Trump's a fighter so it's odd he complied. But it was also before he was sworn in.

clarice

COMPARE THE AMERICAN GREATNESS ARTICLE WITH THIS ONE:https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/468663-prosecutors-reject-flynn-claims-ahead-of-sentencing

Narciso

Yes that episode was among the most dissapointing, like that scene from coriolianus when he is sent away.

Narciso

The difference between printing press releases and actual analysis.

Narciso


Sure it is:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/11/smuggling-gangs-in-mexico-have.html?m=1

Narciso

Curious:


https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/11/02/house-dems-request-for-grand-jury-materials-sure-looks-like-they-knew-right-away-about-the-july-phone-call/

clarice

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/01/doj-files-surreply-response-to-flynn-brady-motion-with-a-valuable-little-nugget-of-a-mistake/

Narciso

It is as striking as that case you handled years ago, actually much more blatant.

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