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December 04, 2019

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Dave (in MA)

101st!

Narciso

Summon the daleks:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/04/london-bridge-terrorist-upgraded-high-risk-category-prisoner/

Captain Hate

Her oldest son is gay, so she thinks she has to hate Trump.

How did the Trump hate gays meme start? Anyone consult Rick Grennel? Tammy Bruce? I'm starting to think being gay is an outcome of having illogical parents.

Dave (in MA)

CH, it makes no sense. He was the first Presidential nominee out of the 2 major parties to not play the "marriage is between a man and a woman" once Bill Weld's nominee to the MA Supreme Court made it a national issue, yet the rainbow flags sprung up like weeds the 2nd week of Nov. in '16.

Dave (in MA)

"marriage is between a man and a woman"
                                                        ^card

Narciso


This is even then the xarter leak


https://mobile.twitter.com/ericmetaxas/status/1202392883938185216

Narciso

Weaker than the carter leak

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--For eight years you couldn't walk ten feet in a store without seeing
Gigantor lumbering toward you...--

That's funny. Used to be a song about Gigantor. Wonder if I can dig it up.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Am I the only one who doesn't click on Twitter links that lack any description as to why they were linked here?--

No and no.
Not just twitter either. I skip virtually any link that isn't explained either in text or the url itself. Life is way too short for sorting unlabeled chaff.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Gigantor; The Dickies.
Caveat; This will probably be stuck in your head sometime if you listen to it.

Dave (in MA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtXcXUVlLqU The theme

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

From their pretty decent LP with the great name Stukas Over Disneyland.

Dave (in MA)

https://www.google.com/search?q=unlabeled+chaff&oq=unlabeled+chaff

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I was especially drawn to the Alfalfa Weevil Pamphlets at the bottom of the search page, Dave.

Dave (in MA)

I saw The Alfalfa Weevil Pamphlets open for The Dickies in '82.

jim nj

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyzzxj/nasas-solar-probe-found-things-near-the-sun-that-we-cant-explain

Dave (in MA)

The Pearl Harbor incident involved a Navy sailor (dead by self-inflicted GSW) and three civilians (wounded).

Melinda

Box Set Heaven:

https://www.millionsofrecords.com/itemdetails.aspx?id=217805

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1202425165138796544

Niners radio color analyst suspended for providing color commentary.

jimmyk

“I don't write the rules, but I do remember a day when the JOM Report had quotes to go with links that weren't self-explanatory by the link language itself.”

Pretty sure I always include some text for context. Not because I’m such a saint (though I am :)), but because I’d like my posts to be read. And I also usually skip over links without some context.

And while we’re griping about how things used to be, it seems to me people used to be better about quoting text in earlier posts that they’re responding to, and including a name and/or time stamp if the post wasn’t very recent.


Melinda

SaraCarterDC's avatar
Sara A. Carter
@SaraCarterDC
#BREAKING:

Leaked Email: Threat Sent To GW Law Deans Calls For Prof. Turley's Removal ||

via @JennieSTaer

saraacarter.com/leaked-email-

https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1202412180366385154

Melinda

I don’t do it all the time, so I know part of that complaint is accurately aimed at me. I’ll work on it as best I can.

Dave (in MA)

In cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e20240a4ce644d200d#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e20240a4ce644d200d jimmyk wrote:
> Pretty sure I always include some text for context. Not
> because I’m such a saint (though I am :)), but because I’d
> like my posts to be read. And I also usually skip over links
> without some context.

We could always go retro and do things Usenet style, but it's more work.

Dave (in MA)

Is that vendor recommended, Melinda?

clarice


https://twitter.com/page_eco/status/1199785753842089984
the best laid plans of mice and men

Dave (in MA)

On-topic (per page 1 of this thread) tweet posted without adequate context:

https://twitter.com/JoePerticone/status/1202427888840192000

Narciso

So how long has nader beem agovt informant

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191202-yemen-senior-official-assassinated-in-aden-by-gunmen/amp/

Melinda

Not personally vouchable, but if my brother subscribes to his broadcast emails to fill out his 6K+ collection of LPs and 45s, I’m good with it.

It’s the smuggling into the house where I have problems.

Narciso

Heh, hes orobably been through the course several times

Melinda

If you need “Ed”’s email subscription, let me know.

Catsmeat

henry, JE so that's why I don't recognize her or know her, and the "eww" factor is high. My world was Calhoun and then singing groups; debate, no. She has not aged well.

Dave (in MA)

Two Pearl Harbor shooting victims confirmed deceased. https://www.wistv.com/2019/12/05/least-critically-injured-active-shooter-situation-pearl-harbor-naval-shipyard/

Dave (in MA)

I probably don't need another way to blow $ on CDs that are spilling out of boxes already because I filled up my shelves, but I'll keep it mentally filed away.

Dave (in MA)

clarice, my hamsters would have just chewed on the cardboard.

jim nj

Is there nothing that climate change can't cause?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-birds/north-americas-bird-shrinkage-documented-with-a-crash-and-a-splat-idUSKBN1Y82NJ

You won't believe the methodology of the study.

Narciso

Well thats one way of doing that.

Narciso


Thats kind of surprising


https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/how-melvin-theuma-planned-the-murder-of-daphne-caruana-galizia.754825

Narciso

That the journalist would invite the driver of the subject of the pieces to ger home

Dave (in MA)

They're worried about "bird shrinkage" caused by "global warming", but just A-OK with the giant glass buildings causing the birds to croak.

Narciso

Its like the commercial for windex or something

Captain Hate

They're worried about "bird shrinkage" caused by "global warming", but just A-OK with the giant glass buildings causing the birds to croak.

Or the windmills in the flight paths. Idiots.

jimmyk

Not sure if this was already discussed:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/harvard-law-prof-tells-a-big-fat-one-house-judiciary-committee-democrats-led-their-hearing-this-mor/

Feldman claimed he “was an impeachment skeptic before July 25.”

That’s a flat-out misrepresentation by Feldman of his views because he was among the early advocates of impeachment....

Dave (in MA)

"Lie" would be less typing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

And more accurate.

Captain Hate

I saw Uncle Leo Tribe on Twitter blasting Turley. He and Napolitano are on the same intellectual level now.

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang-media/china-official-media-blasts-us-uighur-bill-calls-for-reprisals-idUSKBN1Y905Q

I thought China would have run out of reprisals by now.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Reprisals?
What are they gonna do to us, stop selling us cheap plastic crap?
Throw another million weegars in the clink?

Gentlejim

Syrian hamsters are pretty cool.

That’s not a totally off the wall comment. Its related to the video Clarice posted.

I think the theme song for the Gigantor cartoon was remixed by a Lutheran hymn writer.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe they could throw Chunk Uighur in the clink.

lurkersusie

Excellent visual

Hogan Gidley on Twitter: "Media bias is real, it’s wrong, it’s dangerous, and it must be called out and exposed. Here are four @nytimes headlines and six clear, egregious examples of bias. Can you spot more? (Keep in mind, these are JUST the headlines....

https://twitter.com/hogangidley45/status/1202323558266855424

jim nj

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50643323

Macron pension reform: France braces for severe disruption amid strike

A nation-wide strike - that sounds like fun.

Melinda

The “Perpetuity Loans” to China being discussed at the World Bank, tomorrow, are kind of a big deal, since we’re going to vouch for them, until they’re turned off. Not 10 yrs of Billions, not 30 yrs of Billions, but until “Perpetuity”.

I really hope that gets spiked....

Captain Hate

I hate giving ammo to the NBA complainers but...

https://mobile.twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1202419699671355393

Dave (in MA)

I don't know about anybody else, but whenever I hear someone introduced as the Somebody-else's-name Professor of Such-and-Such at Whatever University, it has the opposite of its intended effect on me.

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/a-very-big-move-us-heartened-that-nato-issues-its-first-warning-about-chinese-influence

jim nj

Dave,

I always think of one of two explanations for that.

We used to have this magnificent professor that the new professor just doesn't rise to the same level.

This professor wouldn't have a job if it wasn't for that huge donation we got from a person who named the chair.

jim nj

https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/technical-problems-slowing-economy-cut-chinas-carrier-ambitions/

Technical Problems, Slowing Economy Cut China’s Carrier Ambitions

Plans to build more than four aircraft carriers apparently put on hold.

Carriers aren't easy to design, build and maintain as even the US with decades of experience can show lately.

MJW

I don't write the rules, but I do remember a day when the JOM Report had quotes to go with links that weren't self-explanatory by the link language itself.

I think that's recalling a golden age that never was. I remember long ago complaining about that very thing, and Danube of Thought agreeing with me.

No doubt I take it too personally, but I resent links like that. If someone can't take the time to briefly describe the link, why should I take the time to click on it, in the hope it might interest me?

Dave (in MA)

Kat Timpf just won the political quotes trivia contest game on "Kennedy". I raise a shot-glass of Caol Ila to daddy.

Dave (in MA)

Are the people griping about undecorated Tweet links nostalgic for the megabytes ctrl-V's of Anduril or the days when narciso was under the Mendoza Line with his URLs?

jim nj

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/itsec/2019/12/04/coming-in-2020-a-new-technology-that-will-link-f-35-simulators-across-the-globe/

This sounds cool. Currently they can link 4 simulators at any one base. With the new system those 4 simulators will be able to link to any other base in the world with 4 simulators per base. The Air Force is first up, but won't link to the other services because of network issues.

So if 5 bases were involved they could link up to 20 simulators for a common mission.

Pinandpuller

I can’t believe I have to share a country with people who still think OJ Simpson and Trayvon Martin didn’t do nothing.

jimmyk

C'mon, Dave, can't we cherry-pick the good stuff and erase Anduril and the other trolls from our memories?

In any case, letting the current sinners know that many of us simply SOB their naked links might be sufficient to get them to shape up.

jim nj

I like the twitter links where the link content is quoted and the link is just there as a citation for verification of sourcing. I can read the content and skip the link.

If I put up a url link with a clear title I may leave nothing else. If the headline adds something I'll include that too.

I also tend to skip over unexplained things to save time. I pick-up JOM from when I signed off so I have 8-12 hours of posts to look at before I'm current again.

jim nj

jimmyk,

Yeah, well, there is that in our favor. Although I did get used to the writing style of the trolls and was able to skip past most of them.

Whatever the latest complaints JOM is currently in a very good place.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Yes, if I see this:

This is amazing
(Link)

You'll never believe this!
(Link)

I usually scroll past

jim nj

https://www.hughhewitt.com/when-destruction-is-the-goal/

John Schroeder on the controversy over the Salvation Army.

I must admit I'm getting rather tired of the radical sect of the LGBT+Q crowd. I wish their "normals" would denounce this crap.

Attacking the most-efficient, least-corrupt charity in the world is stupid. They are so much better than the Red Cross.

Then again the Red Cross may well be their next target. Gotta get rid of that cross.

jim nj

And if we're in request mode. My audio device driver doesn't work. Videos thus do me no use. It's always nice when people point out video links ahead of time. I wish the news aggregators would do the same.

Pinandpuller

I hear you guys like descriptions. Here is Jerry Nadler doing a hard reboot of his OS

https://twitter.com/digitalforests/status/1202473717823090693?s=21

Pinandpuller

Somebody who claims to not be a doctor claims it’s a Transient Ischemic Attack FWIW.

jim nj

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2019/12/03/company-shills-news-show-or-disney-pr-reps

This particular link isn't important, but it reminded me that when I was a child Disney was a one-hour program on the ABC network, now, in my dotage, Disney owns the ABC broadcasting system.

This complaint of ABC shilling for its owner is nothing new to me. Back in the day Walt Disney often used his programming on ABC to promote his amusement parks. And he didn't even own the network then.

jim nj

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/rebels-without-a-cause/

Hard to describe the article, but it's not just organized protest with specific goals to change government anymore. It's also organic protests to oppose governments change.

Like the radical vanguard has been supplanted by the ordinary masses.

jim nj

PIN,

That was a deeply weird video of Nadler.

Pinandpuller

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook. - Henry David Thoreau

Pinandpuller

What did Joe Biden know and when did he forget it?

jim nj

https://www.thefire.org/stifled-6-4-million-students-denied-free-speech-by-top-american-colleges/

Fixing this should be high on the list for the coming revolution. It's kind of hard to enforce the new orthodoxy when the "thought" police can't suppress "normals."

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/world/india-farmer-paints-dog-tiger-monkeys

India farmer paints dog to look like tiger to protect coffee crop from monkeys: report

This sounds like something PIN would try :)

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/rural-areas-set-to-win-big-under-trumps-transportation-plan-for-road-rail-and-air

"After years of “discrimination” by Washington bureaucrats, rural communities are finally set to get a long-overdue share of federal money for roads, rail, and airports, a key promise of President Trump."

I think this is fair. Transportation funds have usually been sucked up by coalitions of urban politicians.

And I am sure that there are many worthy urban transportation projects. Especially mass transit upgrades of century old systems. In NJ the Gateway Project looms large. That's to repair, replace and upgrade rail routes into NYC under the Hudson River.

Fortunately these large projects are graft-friendly for local politicians.

And NY/NJ politicians think it's their turn now, but IMHO the Boston "big dig" soured a lot of people on federal transit aid for urban areas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig

So lets let the rural areas into the program. They don't have the transit intensity of urban areas, but they do have more mileage of transportation.

Besides it will piss off the urban democrat politicians. Let them oppose this. But, but, we can't spend money on "deplorable" roads.

henry

Seems to me rural transportation projects are just as corrupt as urban ones.

anonamom

They DO get humiliated from losing, loss of face, caught in lies, etc.

Posted by: MissMarple2

No, they absolutely do not-- but the indies and the decent people who vote D start to see them as the soulless ideologues they are.

jim nj

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/trump-foreign-policy-momentum-china-iran-north-korea/

VDH

anonamom

“I don't write the rules

Looks like this is official Christmas wish list day!

I'd be happy to stop with the rah-rah POTUS! strangers' from Twitter posts entirely. They take up time and space without conveying useful information.

In any case, letting the current sinners know that many of us simply SOB their naked links might be sufficient to get them to shape up.

How about people who NEVER post a link---what's with that? You never read anything anywhere else that might be of interest??

jim nj

Seems to me rural transportation projects are just as corrupt as urban ones.

Posted by: henry | December 05, 2019 at 04:54 AM
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Perhaps, but the amounts of money involved will be smaller per project.

But, yes, it seems a truism that any publicly funded project is going to be corrupted one way or another.

I would hope that could be proved wrong with a shift in funding to people that might appreciate the money and avoid the graft.

Or at least take less and be satisfied with it.

henry

Jim, that VDH piece is sobering. Yet we have the Dems doing impeachment— to the benefit of China, Norks, and Iran. What’s worse is the Dems know who they are helping.

henry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will make a statement at 9 a.m. Eastern on the status of the impeachment inquiry, her spokesman said on Twitter. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held its first hearing on the topic, asking constitutional experts what constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors.

From marketwatch on twitter

Melinda

Henry-

One word always comes to mind:

Peotone.

An airport so far away from anyone, but where the land just happened to be owned by the politicians involved, like the coincidentally placed Chicago “Olympics”.

anonamom

https://twitter.com/digitalforests/status/1202473717823090693?s=21

Somebody who claims to not be a doctor claims it’s a Transient Ischemic Attack FWIW.

Posted by: Pinandpuller | December 05, 2019 at 02:37 AM


Could be; may be an arrhythmia.
Sure looks like that feeble brain ain't getting perfused adequately.

When did that happen?
(I think that's what isn't very helpful about that kind of stuff for time pressed people, and gets them cranky--was it two years ago? Two days ago? Yes, it matters.)

Melinda

6:08-

Lemme guess, “the crimes are so egregious we HAVE to move ahead with Peach Mint, for the children and to uphold (insert “hold up” here) The Constitution”.

Melinda

FYI:

Looks like DC is in for some more “Barium Uptake”, the freshest one being dined on at the WSJ.

https://twitter.com/pentagonpressec/status/1202382273942712320?s=21

Goes to Pentagon smacking the Journal about misreporting that “14,000 troops being sent...”. Fake news pinches leakers.

Again.

henry

Anonamom, that Nadler vid was from two years ago ... or so.

Melinda

Lastly, Hahvahd Lahw Prof Noah Feldman May have to refresh his memory so as to teach a new subject soon. Perjury.

https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1202385710042320896?s=21

Fun stuff.

henry

Melinda... the Pentagon is supposed to consider all sorts of options to present the commander in Chief. That is their day job. That the press is stupid enough to run with one ... a day ending in “y”. Plus read the VDH, not a bad bit of chaff strategically.

Melinda

Read it.

But am also keeping in mind barium meals of the recent past. DoJ and Pentagon, let alone State, could use a reminder of that diet additive.

Neo

Pamela Karlan's name had been tossed around during the Obama Administration as a possible SCOTUS Justice.

That dream died yesterday.

anonamom

Melinda, Feldman will simply explain his sworn testimony to mean he was skeptical that the House would VOTE to impeach, even though,
yes indeedy, POTUS had been impeachable by simply breathing all along, not to mention whatever horrendous thing our oh so erudite con law prof Feldman was talking about in 2017.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/04/pics-as-nato-leaders-meet-britains-new-super-carriers-alongside-together-for-first-time/

I presume these are better than the Chinese carriers which may explain why the Chinese are adamant that they should not appear in Chinese waters.

jim nj

nytol

Melinda

Scalise had a nice tirade, yesterday. Will copy in a bit.

henry

Tip of the iceberg.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Wednesday that an investigation by his office has uncovered hundreds of illegally registered non-citizen voters, 77 of whom cast ballots in the November 2018 election.

https://pjmedia.com/election/battleground-ohio-sos-finds-hundreds-of-non-citizens-registered-to-vote-many-of-whom-cast-ballots-in-november/

Buckeye

Yesterday's Impeachment event was billed as an education session on the Constitution.

That was a big fat lie.

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