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November 25, 2019

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sbwaters

So my town banned plastic grocery bags at a town meeting last week.

Bring your own, Rocco. Cheap at Amazon. Watch the hyperventilation and apoplexy.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at link.

President Trump signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act! @USTreasury will issue $1 coins commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment, to honor the history of the women's suffrage movement and celebrate the heroes who fought for the right to vote! pic.twitter.com/lkfTOTMhHa

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 26, 2019
jim nj

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-flu-drug-resistance-influenza-viruses.html

In some cases it causes the flu to mutate into a variant that can't be treated with the same anti-viral that caused the mutation.

sbwaters

Rocco, bring them to their knees by getting biodegradable ones.

You can even imprint the bags in red with "covfefe".

Another Bob

“That is one ugly looking plane.”

Adapted from a 1947 design.

Pinandpuller

This season at the old Vic, Samuel Beckett's classic existential play: Waitng for Democrats to Go to Prison.

Neo

A.C. Moore closing all stores, up to 40 locations set to become Michaels

Buckeye

I've seen the Super Guppy on the tarmac somewhere, darned if I can remember where.

MissMarple2

Just finished my last official duties at the @WhiteHouse. What a great ride it has been!! Thanks to all. Happy Holidays & God Bless. pic.twitter.com/piuDQHydRo

— Rick Perry (@SecretaryPerry) November 25, 2019

Photo at link.

Narciso


This one:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.popularmechanics.com/flight/amp25587413/super-guppy-badass-plane/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/11/schwab-leaving-sf-for-texas.html

Schwab Inc. leaving SF for Texas
Pooping in the street has consequences.

GUS

This Greasy Bill Kristol "AHOY"!!! Thing has more going on. There HAS TO be a deeper reason for Kristol and Charlie Sucks to be this desperate.

Narciso

You wouldnt think an ebay oartner omidyar would be that influential.

Pinandpuller

Great OPSEC, CIA:

@Kevin_Schipp

The CIA is currently forcing it employees to wear gay rainbow badge lanyards. Employees are, "encouraged," to wear them proclaiming they are an, "ally" of the LBGTQ push. The CIA, "diversity" council claims the program is, "voluntary," but those who refuse are, "noted."

henry

Gus, deep state is uniparty

Narciso

For sykes i only knew from profscan and other works then he started showing up on manbc.its a little like this lionel character who started on wabc after phil hendrie then went left and then came right in the last few years

GUS

I'd love to know which SOOOOOPER DOOOOOOOPER SPPPPPOOOOK at CIA made the decision that HONORING SEXUAL DEVIANTS was part of the core mission.

Narciso

Looking over the first chapter of tacitus, one of the places cited is the island that would become pianosa the base in catch 22.

Narciso

Phil hendrie seems to have lost the plot around 2009 as well, now that i think on it.

Narciso

This is still going on:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1199063953319567360

Narciso

Interesting:


https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1199074786611204098

anonamom

jimnj posted John Schroeder , who included these words of Thomas Paine's in his last week's article on the impeachment hearings:


These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/11/25/1917-review-a-new-war-movie-classic/

"1917" is the movie. Trailer at the end of the review.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Love that quote, Amom

Manuel Transmission

Finally at my sister’s out near the coast in NC. About five hrs from Colorado Springs plus a fuel stop. Averaged a 50 kt tailwind the whole way. Tomorrow my nephew arrives and the WX is great so we will go shooting first. Have new red dot sights for both AR-15s. Mine is on an angle bracket for close range while keeping a big scope on top. Both now have nice triggers, too. Just brought a couple 9mm for pistol practice just to minimize the weight of extra ammo.

SBW, the Roland is their old mainstay 300. Eight ‘voices’ plus a lot of tweakable stuff. Momma already found an iPad app (maybe YouTube) that gdaughter has jumped on so I think she’s already hooked.

Don’t know about an Apple Python setup, but she has her own iMac next to her mom’s and can login, etc, so I would hope it will be a natural progression to try simple lessons.

Rocco

sbw,

Amazon it is, I use those bags all the time. They make disposing dirty diapers an easy chore.

Narciso

Curious, because it was that kind of struggle the ukrainians were up againdt in the 2014-2015 time period no heavy weapons were provided then.

Momto2

:)

sbwaters

MT, you can adopt me anytime. :-)

jim nj

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/hezbollah-supporters-attack-lebanon-anti-graft-protesters

Day 1

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests-clashes/clashes-gunfire-in-lebanon-in-second-night-of-violence-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1XZ2LO

Day 2

Narciso

Heh, context is important

James D.

The CIA is currently forcing it employees to wear gay rainbow badge lanyards. Employees are, "encouraged," to wear them proclaiming they are an, "ally" of the LBGTQ push. The CIA, "diversity" council claims the program is, "voluntary," but those who refuse are, "noted."

Any reason the whole agency shouldn’t be burned to the ground? I can’t think of one.

GUS

I can think of a reason James. Where would FULL COMMIE LIBTARDS get their PRETEND Whistle blowers from????

Ooooooops, silly me, they'd still have the Military, State Dept and many other bureaus of ill repute, including the FBI.

Texas Liberty Gal

Federal Judge rules McGan has to testify before Congress per USA Today and others. I'm sure it will be appealed.

Narciso

Shes an obama appointee but shes somehow related to eddie munster. Through his brother in law

D

McGahn is a personal lawyer therefore his discussions are privledged.
Executive privledge does apply.
It will be appealed.

GUS

Why didn't a FULL COMMIE OBAMITE JUDGE recuse itself??? Isn't that how this is done?

MissMarple2

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/06/sen_hirono_democrats_have_a_hard_time_connecting_with_people_because_of_how_smart_we_are.html

Yes, that must be it. You are just so daggone smart.

🙄

Texas Liberty Gal

From the Dallas Morning News:
In a bizarre political blunder, a document laying out the Republican
Party of Texas’s election strategy for the 2020 elections has ended up in the hands of Texas Democrats. Attacking Democratic candidates through websites and mitigating “the polarizing nature” of President Donald Trump are part of the plan.

Whoever wrote this does not have his finger on the pulse of Texans as evidenced by the following sentence.

Given the polarizing nature of the President, I suspect some Republicans will refuse to turnout during the General Election because they don’t want to vote for him .

Narciso

Doesnt seem likr they even got thr elbow much less the pulse, im sure there are some pigheaded people who wont vote for him, but thats a tiny fraction.

MissMarple2

A post-#Thanksgiving storm will impact most of the central US on Friday & Saturday with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and blizzard conditions: https://t.co/mN33u6USmb pic.twitter.com/D2WEe9hJv9

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 26, 2019

Multi-day map at link. Especially important for Man Tran!!!

MissMarple2

Texas Liberty Gal,

Either that is a trick to fool democrats, or the people in charge of the Texas GOP are completely out of touch with the electorate.

Narciso

Consider the meaning of and, but theyve been fairly good on abbotts reelection thsn again they lost many dosn ballit races

mike in houston

TLG

Those are the River Oaks/Highland Park Republicans.

MissMarple2

Oh, goody.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dont-bet-against-michelle-obama-tucker-carlson-predicts-former-first-lady-will-be-2020-democratic-nominee

Narciso

I think that works better on paper, then reality.

Narciso


I cant even:


https://mobile.twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/1199084169546088449

MissMarple2

Ned Ryun Retweeted
Courtney Holland
🇺🇸
@hollandcourtney
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So let’s take a look at how Trump started his week:

He signed a bill making animal cruelty a felony

He welcomed Conan, the dog who killed the leader of ISIS, to the White House

He signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

What are the Democrats doing?
=================
This doesn't count the White House Christmas tree, meeting with the Special Forces guys, and meeting with the NCAA athletes.

Buckeye

Looks like a bunch of football on Saturday may get played in the snow.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--And as with almost all movies about racing, the mano a mano racing scenes were very fake.--

Are there any you considered not fake?
Viva Las Vegas?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

We're forecast to get about 10" of snow here this week. Can barely remember it ever snowing in November.

Texas Liberty Gal

We are heading to Kentucky tomorrow. Hubby says we will probaby run into rain along the way. Better then snow.

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2019/11/24/impeachment-is-destroying-democrats-n2556987

MissMarple2

6.4 earthquake in Albania.

MissMarple2

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2019/11/victor-davis-hanson-hate-that-fuels.html

A good article on this entire hatred/impeachment stupidity by Victor Davis Hanson.

Captain Hate

Sounds like the Texas GOP is a branch of the Bush Crime Family, which is part of the reason Ted Cruz underperformed against Blotto.

Melinda

MM-

10:23 Messaging for those of oppressive religious beliefs:

1. We Aren’t Cruel To Animals.
2. We Honor Our Animals That Hunt You.
3. Our Women Are Always Honorable.

Apply visual tweak where appropriate...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I remember seeing the Super Guppy as a kid at an open house at Mather AFB in Sacratomato many years ago.

Melinda

That Texas Document reminds me of “The Spanish Soldier” of WW2.

This could be fun.

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Seems like a lot of people have gone into hiding, at least as far as those I keep track of on Twitter.

See you all tomorrow!

Narciso

The mcguffin soldier that directed getmans away from normandy?

Melinda

If Miss Powell is promoting this one, I’m going to pay attention::

@SidneyPowell1

Important read!
#ElectionFraud
#Dallas
@realDonaldTrump
@ElectionLawCtr
@RealDrGina
@ProfMJCleveland
@Techno_Fog
@1GigiSims
@molmccann
@parscale
@DebbieCanWeTalk

https://twitter.com/sidneypowell1/status/1199021183099920385?s=21

Dave (in MA)
So my town banned plastic grocery bags at a town meeting last week.
They banned 'em in ours and it took effect Nov. 1. I've decided to start making sarcastic references to it on the town facebook page.
Michael P.
Police car going into Will Dr. ·
Dave
Maybe there was a report of a plastic bag.
Melinda

No narc, the one that said the entire invasion would be concentrated in Italy, and was the reason the Allies were in North Africa so aggressively.

Vitally important as the ruse.

Pinandpuller

I don’t think you could elect a Qatari agent in America if it hadn’t been policy for twenty years or more to flood certain congressional districts with hostile foreign proxies.

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, the loons want to ban them state-wide in MA, along with other crap like making "sanctuary" in the whole state and jacking up the gas tax again.
Citizens for Limited Taxation send out a warning that there's a strong risk that our betters are going to get rid of Prop. 2½.

Narciso

I mixed the two up.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

So you guys mean they're banning plastic bags altogether?
Jeez, even here in CA they just ask you if you want to buy them for a nominal fee.
More commie than CA?
Cripes.

Narciso


Like these:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/08/barclays-bosses-lied-about-qatar-payments-court-told

jim nj

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/11/25/us-resumes-more-robust-counter-isis-ops-in-syria/

I was fine with the troops leaving Syria completely so I was a little surprised when we shifted our stance and re-positioned a smaller force.

I presume someone was able to sell Trump on this or they wouldn't be there.

Now the old strategy was to work with the SDF against ISIS and serve as a buffer between Turkish and SDF forces at the border. With that latter mission gone we're back to the original one apparently.

Something must have changed in the interim. Somebody convinced the President we needed to keep some troops in the area. Or they revised the strategy to something Trump could support. Or they got new information.

It could be all the above, but I'm really wondering if they got actionable intelligence from the al-Bhagdadi (sp?) raid.

Anyway, there has already been one raid and they expect to go up-tempo from here on out.

Dave (in MA)

I've been planning to follow sbw's suggestion, and hopefully some busybodies will have a meltdown.

Narciso

Wellnote thaf op is i the east, near the iraqi border, there havent been many ops because there hasnt been much pressure.

GUS

It's hard even to imagine, how the CIA would come to have TOP MEN, who thought badges supporting TRANNIES and QUEERS, would or should be in ANY POSSIBLE WAY, connected to the duties of the CIA.
Furthermore, with all the possible "causes" to support and virtue signal over. WHY THIS ONE??
It made me think of how ABJECTLY IGNORANT, PHONY, and ABSURD the dimwitted credentialed LEFT is.
This is the same mindset that brings us GLOBAL WARMING HORSE SHIT, and PLASTIC BAG and STRAW BANS.
It is A IDEOLOGICAL RELIGION. It has no business in our government. NONE. Nothing a lib touches, does not turn to SHIT.

Melinda

JimNJ-

If you recall, the announcement was to withdraw our troops. The reality was to move only 50.

BUT.

The Congressional reaction fierce that we abandoned our allies. Almost as if it was precious to Congress, not to US interests.

So, who was the actual target with that “information shell”?

Total.

War.

But with information.

GUS

Mel, in any WAR or skirmish that the FULL COMMIE supports, there is really no American interest.
We are there and stay there, because of the same nonsense here. BECAUSE LIBTARDS CARE!!!
And thus the BLANKETS to UKRAINE. The dead soldiers will stay warm. How kind.

jim nj

Melinda,

I find some parts of our troop movements in Syria to be rather funny.

We abandoned our bases on the Turkish border to get our troops out of harms way. There was lots of news coverage on convoys of US equipment being withdrawn into Kurdish Iraq. Iraq said they couldn't stay there and had to leave the country. Then Russia and Syria thought they were going to get the oilfields and that turned into a fall-back position for us. And that put US troops on both sides of the Iranian rat line.

I can't imagine that we gamed this out ahead of time, but the counter-moves have been masterfully done.

I've been keeping this as a tab in Firefox:

https://syria.liveuamap.com/

While there are some conflicts between the Turks and SDF, most of the action is in Idlib province.

Narciso


This is who bailed today:


https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-cardenas-031450a3

Barbara

So, who was the actual target with that “information shell”?

Total.

War.

But with information.

Posted by: Melinda | November 25, 2019 at 11:51 PMi

Melinda,

Whenever I see President Trump do something like this, I always think of the scene in the movie "Bull Durham" after the pitcher brushes back a batter who was crowding the plate. Kevin Costner, the catcher tells the batter, "You better not hug the plate so tight. I never know what he's going to do."

I think the President likes to project that image at times just to keep the opposition off stride.

I also agree with the view that we must have reaped a great deal of information in the al Baghdadi raid. Unlike Obama, President Trump is more inclined to take action right away.

Narciso

The problem with islamic state, was it could cross over at will from iraq into syria, well weve back backstopped there in addition we had spent most of our money equipping these militias that cant or wont fight.

Narciso

The reality is the base of uslamic state is more likely in eurooe as it was with alqeda 1.0.

Pinandpuller

@AllanQuatermai9
If ever a tweet called out for the ‘confused Christian Slater gif’ it’s this one. If it doesn’t have corned beef, it’s not a Reuben, it’s just a sauerkraut sandwich. Which is disturbing, but not as disturbing as thinking that abortions are somehow vegan.

Narciso

Nowin part because we didnt arnd them heavy weapons for three years, the ukrainians had to rely on those who would fight the russians chechen militants

John S

"are there any [racing scenes] you didn't think were fake?"
"Grand Prix" with James Garner is generally considered the best racing movie.

Narciso

Like the militia leader who surfaced in kyev, theres also the azov battalion which has its share of cutups

Pinandpuller

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that doesn't ban plastic bags and the only home to three major grocery chains.

Barbara

"...we had spent most of our money equipping these militias that cant or wont fight."

Posted by: Narciso | November 26, 2019 at 12:37 AM

Narciso,

The Iraqi militias?

Pinandpuller

Fiona Hill is clearly more of a man than Dame Edna.

jim nj

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-israel-seek-assurances-on-iran-from-each-other-but-for-very-different-reasons-1.8186024

This is kinda interesting. With his recent indictment Netanyahu had to give up his Defense Minister post. So we're talking to the new guy to make sure we're on the same page.

The problem is that we are always reading the same book, but that the Israelis feel a need to speed-read the damn thing to stay ahead of local developments for their own safety.

Pinandpuller

Speaking of Reubens, I had a Poorboy's sandwich the other day. He was furious.

jim nj

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/11/25/bingo-brit-hume-lets-ari-fleischer-know-why-some-dems-might-fear-making-this-smart-move-on-impeachment/

Funny.

jim nj

Pin,

ROTFL

jim nj

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/471643-impeachment-inquiry-its-a-question-of-who-should-run-the-show

Sharyl Attkisson

It just struck me that I've gotten into the habit of posting attributions of articles worth reading. And I'm not the only one here who does that.

We are self-selecting news providers. Maybe that creates a cocoon, where we don't see the bad news, but I think we have been recognizing quality reporting.

Of course, I also run across articles that don't fit my thinking and don't post them here. They are so predictably biased the other way that I don't inflict them on others here.

I think, as somebody mentioned earlier today, that we are customizing our news feeds. Not because we are bigoted, but because we don't have the time to sort through the chaff to find the grain. Like farmers of old throw everything into the air. What blows away is unimportant. What lands in the grain pile is worth keeping and sharing.

It's not that we are afraid of opposing views, they are just so poorly constructed as to be useless.

jim nj

https://www.nysun.com/editorials/esper-did-the-right-thing-by-gallagher-and/90916/

"Just for the record, the opposite is true. Most pardons have been issued to persons who haven’t been arrested or even charged. President Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson pardoned, in total, thousands of Confederate soldiers and President Carter used the pardon power to clear thousands of Americans who either failed to register for the draft or who’d fled to Canada and other countries in violation of the draft laws. Those pardons alone dwarf the count of pardons issued to federal convicts. They offended many officers more than Mr. Trump offended Secretary Spencer."

jim nj

https://www.theepochtimes.com/dem-disaster-looms-as-trump-goes-bigly-with-blacks_3155946.html

Roger Simon

jim nj

I remember reading a story about a progressive car dealership that wanted to make more headway into the "black" market and hired black salesmen. Most of the black customers preferred to deal with white salesmen. Curious about this he interviewed black buyers. They saw the purchase of a new car as "adversarial" and didn't want to deal with a friendly black man when they could use white guilt as a weapon.

I wonder if that might transfer, in some fashion, to politics. I'm black, you're black, so vote for me might not be so compelling anymore.

jim nj

We've learned that gerrymandering is wrong, but only if Republicans do it.

However, civil rights law determines that it is illegal to intentionally dilute the "Black" vote. Isn't that, in itself, legally mandated gerrymandering?

Maybe it's time to end that carve out.

jim nj

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3038875/china-warns-us-not-provoke-mishap-south-china-sea-after-latest

Use of littoral combat ship boosts US Navy’s capacity to continue such operations, and may offer a greater attack capability

Well, what do you know, they found something useful to do with that class of ships. Bait.

jim nj

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/11/22/expert-soldier-badge-testing-will-end-armys-culture-mediocrity-sergeant-major-says.html

"This is about excellence. ... This is about being an expert," Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Guden, CSM for Training and Doctrine Command, said during the award ceremony. "I am going to be completely honest with you: For the past 15 years or so, we have been OK with mediocrity. We have been OK with just, like, going wherever the Army pushes us and floating around like a piece of Styrofoam on the current."

Yes, if we want to keep the best, we have to divorce rank from pay.

And if we are going to do this for combat soldiers, let's do the same for admirals.

Barbara

Goodness, it's late! Goodnight all.

Bela1

Good morning everyone
Took a few days off last week to watch that awful evil man and those disgusting DNC minions lie their heads off about our POTUS
I feel more confident the gauntlet is about to drop loud & hard
I’m beyond embarrassed as a MA resident by Warren’s antics
The Town of Brookline has lost its marbles considering how much more we’ve lost power due to bad storms etc I predict the next two winters will be brutal here
Now that the shifty show is over the countdown to Thanksgiving.begins
Hey Rocco if you really want to have some fun food shopping try wearing a long rabbit fur coat in the check out line ... Hoo whee you will simply love the responses!!
Stay safe & I hope each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are all so blessed Take care

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