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January 30, 2020

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Extraneus

I saw it, jimmy. It was great. He and his entourage waved little British desk flags at the end and was cut off and admonished for breaking the no flags rule after his goodbye speech. Epic.

jimmyk

Another really good Best of the Web in the WSJ, for those who can read it. About Clinesmith. Probably nothing that most here don’t know, but helpful for those like me who have trouble keeping up. Pretty remarkable, especially the altered email re Carter Page.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-is-kevin-clinesmith-11580417909

JM Hanes

Well, it's hard to be shaking in your boots if you're barefoot.

anonamom

Here's his speech. Four minutes:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/nigel-farage-bids-farewell-to-the-eu.php

henry

Good maniac speaking inIowa...

clarice

jimmyk--it was great. reminded me of the walkout of the disciplinary hearing in Animal House.

Captain Hate

Patterico and OL not surveyed

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=385543

Jane

My favorite question Evah!

Would you say that Hillary’s obtainment of the Steele Dossier against her opponent Donald Trump was an impeachable offense?

Democrat answer;

No because she paid for it!


I’m not kidding.

anonamom

Short version: FU EU. Adieu.

(In that oh so polite sounding Brit accent)

JM Hanes

I turn the sound on and off at quick intervals, just caught Adam Schiff asserting that the American people deserve the whole truth. Ayayay!

MissMarple2

Boy, those Iowans are fired up!!

This is really enjoyable!

JM Hanes

Jane:

That should be the quote of the day! Good grief.

Jane

It was fabulous and Sekulow had a great retort!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I don’t think that they have the votes for that Ig. If they did, they would have done it by now. --

My 3:29 was an apparently too veiled a reference to the Dreyfus Affair.

JM Hanes

Adam Schiff assures the Senate that calling witnesses could be limited to a week.... and that the Chief Justice could resolve any disputes. Whaddid I tell ya?

jimmyk

Pearls to swine, Iggy. What can you do?

henry

Roberts has already shown he is in Schiff’s pocket.

Barbara

I've been listening to the Impeachment proceedings before the Senate on and off or the past couple of days and am frustrated by the House Managers wandering arguments some of which bear little or no relation to the two actual charges.

As the questions continue, Schiff seems to be trying to expand his already weak case. This endless process is extremely frustrating as they cover the same territory over and over again. What purpose does the Chief Justice serve? Is there an agreed upon time period for these repetitive questions? Is it against the rules to put a gag on Schiff for his whiny, annoying answers?

Enough. Vote and put and end to this nonsense.

peter

jimmy k. @ 4:35: Roberts just ain't that smart.

James D.

These people don’t have a right to vote. These people can’t come into the country.”

Someone should remind the “political editor of theroot.com” that, in fact, the government can make rules to ensure that non citizens, felons and dead people don’t vote. And it’s also a fundamental power stipulated in the Constitution that the government can decide how many and which immigrants are allowed to enter the country.

MissMarple2

The Iowans do NOT like Adam Schiff. Chuck and Joanie will not be voting for witnesses, I am sure. The State of the Union is supposed to be on Tuesday!

Captain Hate

The nation was waiting for this

@EvanMcMullin

We're witnessing the raw, partisan pursuit of power by Senate
Republicans, most of whom appear willing to destroy the Constitution if
it serves their personal interests, I never thought I'd see such an
unpatriotic display in America, let alone the Senate. Never.

henry

Evan, McDs called. They were looking for their mascot. Get back to the drive thru and dance some customers in!

hrtshpdbox

I'll bet the SOTU goes on as planned, on time.

hrtshpdbox

CH, I have a hunch even Mittens is going to break Evan McMuffin's heart.

Extraneus

You hate to underestimate opponents, so it's often that they're overestimated instead, but in the process of impeaching Trump the Dems have managed to wound their front-runner, maybe fatally, and help Trump. And now they have to deal with Bernie.

Self own? Own goal? Maybe we need a new phrase for this particular type of face-plant. At any rate, Pelosi's face will be the associated pic.

James D.

Peter @ 6:32

People like Roberts are why I go on about an Ivy degree not being worth anything.

henry

Another big tech run by an Indian.

@IBM

Breaking news:

Arvind Krishna elected as IBM Chief Executive Officer
Jim Whitehurst elected IBM President
Ginni Rometty continues as Executive Chairman of the Board

Learn more: ibm.co/38S8EIH

rich

>>>We can't do that, rich, because that would make us like Stalin or Elizabeth Warren.

Posted by: hrtshpdbox | January 30, 2020 at 06:02 PM<<<

we need to up our game.

we need to roll into dc like charlemagne and execute the bloody verdict of the potomac ...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

These stupid nevertrumper bastards are always yakking about Trump and Reps destroying the constitution. But they never specify how.
They never seem to have a problem with the Dems actually doing it already.

Captain Hate

LOLGF

Tappers panel now questioning whether the choice of house managers was the best choice.
Posted by: BluesFish at January 30, 2020 06:45 PM (WQZ1O)

rich

Posted by: henry | January 30, 2020 at 06:44 PM

the kgb and the world ... we're going to have to learn the hard way.

Manuel Transmission

Well, I’ve mentioned some of the legal battles we’ve been fighting over the last several years up here on our rock. This link goes to a beautifully produced video that details a newly won court battle our pals pounded through to the state Supreme Court.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LRF2B03no9Q

The hippie looking dude is the current head of our nearly retired Common Sense Alliance that was the starting point for beating back the encroachment of gummint control of our property use. This case is just the opposite situation of the two tier game we are obviously seeing on a much grander scale nationally. Which is why I call this the mud puddle state, not quite the Derp State.

The host, Glen and the one atty Nick, are our pals who just love kicking the progs in the balls. Glen is the one who singlehandedly took over the town of SeaTac and ran the progs out of town. The result of that effort was a new ordinance that requires every penny spent be published on a town website for all to scrutinize.

henry

Rich, it’s cool. All ibm does anymore is screw up short term weather forecasts.

Barbara

The democrats started out this week with an impeachment of the President.

They are ending the week with a conviction of Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

It's like the Impeachment of Bill Clinton without the sex and the folksy humor of Lindsey Graham.

Extraneus

Tappers panel now questioning whether the choice of house managers was the best choice.

Heh.

henry

Parscale on stage

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I KNEW that selection of managers was a bad idea! They are unattractive, creepy,arrogant, stupid, etc. etc.

BRAD PARSCALE UP IN IOWA!!

Watch this to cheer yourselves up from the impeachment circus:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXxyeggQjyxM

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | January 30, 2020 at 06:34 PM

presidential material right there!

A-Hoy!!!

Captain Hate

I KNEW that selection of managers was a bad idea! They are unattractive, creepy,arrogant, stupid, etc. etc.

Maybe the Squad wasn't available.

rich

henry-

well they can get in line in not getting the weather forecast right.

*a bit of an aside, The Art of War has some passages about the weather and that has tended to be more accurate for me than the forecast.

Captain Hate

OH HELL, Jonah Goldberg just said what Dersh said is a HATE CRIME against the constitution.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 30, 2020 06:55 PM (r+sAi)

---
Dersh would mop the floor with Goldberg. They'd have to call the fight before the end of the first round.

It's like when Jonah tried to pick a fight with Roger Kimball - who dismantled Mr. Intellectual *in Latin*.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 30, 2020 06:57 PM (cfSRQ)

henry

Rich, my company has been an IBM business partner (ISV) for damn near 50 years. I am not impressed by their last decade.

rich

something more weird with schiff, captain hate ... super adventure club weird. the dems would be willing to not only risk,but push, for cwii over the president's prerogative of firing a backwater diplomat. good grief ed buck is his best friend and valued contributor. when the senate votes for witnesses they drag this out for a few more months.

maybe someone can hack his outside the lines setup ...

Extraneus

Weather, you say?

For those uninterested, please scroll on by.

There's a program called BUFKIT that's easily found and free. Developed by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY, it is able to automatically download all the big weather models for whatever cities are desired and produce a very detailed graphic forecast.

There are a number of models used by the NWS, some more near-term and others longer-term, but BUFKIT can display them all. No need for any other weather forecasts because these models are where they all come from.


(Click to open.)

rich

Posted by: Manuel Transmission | January 30, 2020 at 06:48 PM

my job search was taking me out to Federal Way ... might have to check out SeaTac again.

**lock your doors**

anonamom

Maybe the Squad wasn't available.

Half the squad is unattractive.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Watched that whole video, MT. It was beautifully produced.
Why the heck can one not file criminal charges against that prosecuting attorney for sanitizing files and the others for fraud?
Getting the public records law fixed is great, but the crooks still are in power and their graft is completely untouched.
I know the greenies are horrible but couldn't you sic one of those creeps on them for destroying wetlands?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That's still one half better than the current crop of ghouls.

rich

Posted by: Extraneus | January 30, 2020 at 07:10 PM

good g-d?

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3uhs9w

maybe i haven't had enough beer that i can figure out,finally, the code to post a picture here.

rich

nope to much beer.

rich

how about this

come on, something work today ...

rich

damn it.

rich

how about from the actual typepad help page ...

does this work?

henry

Good concept though, rich.

Porchlight

Good job, Man Tran! Glad someone is fighting back.

MissMarple2

HA!HA! Note that the closest to him is Mayor Pete (who we know will be a sure loser with the minorities). Chart at the link.

Great poll in Iowa, where I just landed for a Big Rally! #KAG2020🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/4YCo01XYCn

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2020
henry

Pence to the podium

Porchlight

[–]SuPeRbRiZ CO 13 points 24 minutes ago

There is someone you all are forgetting here. Probably the most impressive part of this whole impeachment sham. And that is the fact that Nadler's chair hasn't exploded into a million pieces from holding that fat fucking hobgoblin up for almost a week. We should build the wall out of whatever that chair is made with

Porchlight

Someone else on T_D posted about wanting Patrick Philbin to read her Constitution bedtime stories. I concur.

Extraneus

lol (from both of us)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

From our county health dept. Came out today.
The part about avoiding medical facilities if possible makes sense. More risk than reward unless you are gravely ill.

Still, I wonder.

If there are no symptoms for up to 2 weeks, is it wise to suggest NOT wearing masks?

Snipped from a longer msg:
One thing we do not know is whether masks will protect you from this virus, mainly because there is no evidence of person-to-person spread in our community right now. Our best advice right now is you don't need to wear a mask since there is little risk of getting the illness.

The one exception is if you are sick with respiratory symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath – wear a mask to protect others. Simple surgical masks can help prevent spreading the flu and other viruses to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.

People who have traveled to where virus is circulating should closely monitor their health for 14 days after they have returned. If you begin to get sick with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and wear a mask around others in your household. Call your healthcare provider and let them know your travel history and your symptoms.

If you have mild symptoms like a cough, runny nose, or sore throat, you do not need to go to a hospital emergency department. Please do not go to an emergency department unless your symptoms are more severe, such as having difficulty breathing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Koch Institute Calls Anti-Semitism Charge ‘Absurd,’ Stands by Scholar Who Called American Rabbis Israel’s ‘Fifth Column’
Gee, nice to know Koch money and George Soros are working together to fund commie think tanks.
You don't hear much prog hate directed the Koch's way anymore.

lurkersusie

Gowdy just said that he just spoke with some republican
senators. A few are thinking of letting the Democrats call Bolton.
No witnesses for Trump.
He then stated that would be a bad idea. Ya think!

Porchlight

Go away Gowdy.

Porchlight

Hi Ext and Mrs. Ext :)

sbwaters

Clarice, only briefly scanned the questions. It seems a trick quiz. Both put unseemly thumbs on the scales of American blind justice, undermining our principles if not recognized and shunned.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Canada is about as free as Lebanon;
Ezra Levant tells them to stuff it

Porchlight

The C-SPAN callers are overwhelmingly pro-Trump. Same as last night.

Dems have to be squirming.

If all goes well tomorrow, we will have USMCA, Brexit, and Trump acquittal in the same week.

sbwaters

Anyone who supports one-sided witnesses has no principles.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

GOPe Republicans are like those insecure codependent guys who marry hot organ snappers and happily sit there being humiliated or even cuckolded by them.
It's impossible to humiliate or shame them.
Shiff can sit there and spit in their faces by refusing to answer their questions and their answer is to do what he wants.

Captain Hate

Half the squad is unattractive.

That's very generous and I was being facetious.

matt - deplore me if you must

As to Schiff:

I'm particulary glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic LA gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

Olsen Johnson

JM Hanes

Lord, I hope so, Porch. This is feeling more and more like a Chinese water torture that just goes on and on and on..

Captain Hate

You don't hear much prog hate directed the Koch's way anymore.

The online trucon press conned us into sympathizing with those open borders creeps.

KevlarKid

Name names, Gowdy. Otherwise PISS.T.F.O.

Captain Hate

Welp it's official: we're the smarty pants

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=385541

Jane

Schiff appears to be sweating bullets as well as desperate. I sure as hell hope Gowdy is wrong.

The house managers are truly an embarrassment.

Jane

CarterPage is suing thr DNC over the Steele dossier. I wonder if the defense will be; “we paid for it!”

Things just keep getting funner and funner!

henry

Sweat? Schiff is melting.

Theo

Some possible outcomes here:

1. No witnesses are called and Trump is acquitted. The Dems carry on until November about a coverup and how the trial was not legitimate. Given that polling shows that 75% or so say (key word there, say) they want witnesses, this might gain some traction.

2. Bolton is allowed to testify and says whatever he says. He is cross examined about his lack of gruntlement and his desire to sell books and past instances of being untrustworthy. Given that the ratings for peach mint have been very low and that since NO minds have changed in months, it seems likely his testimony does nothing. Sure the Dems will still scream coverup but it will be much easier to refute.

3. Same as 2 but throw in Hunter Biden and/or whomever.

I am sure Mitch knows what he is doing, but I am not convinced that #1 is the best option. Sure it would be annoying to give the Dems the short term satisfaction of getting Bolton but in the long run it might be the better play.

henry

Gee, someone is concerned about a lack of witnesses. How #nevertrump.

There are times when grifters need to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. (See Huck Finn for precedents). This is such a time.

Jane

Oh dear, now Schiff et al are victims. That mean Trump makes them impotent. They are shrunken and can’t stand up to him. Noble Schiff is fighting to change that, but it’s weally weally hard.

rich

big surprise theo wants this failure theater to continue ... couldn't you find a trash series to steam on tv instead?

just sayin'

(i'm in the camp that the trash gop is going to cave and side with dems for "witnesses" and this shit show will drag on for weeks ... they might hit paydirt. mcconell is looking for an angle to get the trash gop to convict)

we need to get ivar the boneless out of retirement.

MissMarple2

I refuse to give any channel ratings for that damn Schiff.

I am watching the rally on RSBN, and when it's over, I will watch a rerun on You Tube.

Theo

No I don’t WANT it to continue. I never wanted it to start in the first place. But I question whether the smart move is an immediate shutdown, which the public apparently does not want. Sometimes you have to play the long game instead of just gratifying your immediate desires. The real goal is to win the election. This will take the votes of people not completely in tune with the JOM point of view.

Jane

Well then go talk to them.

Extraneus

the public apparently does not want

What is that statement based on?

henry

Trump is rolling on peach mint

rich

if there is unpleasantness to attend to, do it all at once and do it quickly ...

henry

Schiff is a sick puppy. -DJT

rich

a tactic that drags on is a drag

JM Hanes

"the JOM point of view"

There you go again.

MissMarple2

"In some cases it is worse than socialism...."

MJW

Is the “whistleblower” an actual whistleblower under the law? My recollection of the IC IG report suggests not.

The IC IG, Atkinson, not only treated the supposed whistleblower as a whistleblower, he apparently went out of his way to do so; changing the whistleblower form to allow for hearsay reports.

It was the DoJ Office of Legal Counsel that questioned the whistleblower status.

Another Bob

“a tactic that drags on is a drag”

Someone has read their Alinsky...

henry

Thanks MJW! That helps. No wonder Schiff buried the IC AG testimony.

MissMarple2

HAHAHA!

He said "CNN" and they turned off their camera.

"They always turn off their cameras when I say CNN!"

Now he's trashing Nancy Pelosi for the terrible state of San Francisco.

Tom R

https://twitter.com/gregrubini/status/1223001808827797516?s=21

According to this guy the CIA was directly involved in the massacre of over 100 Ukrainians.

MissMarple2

Sarah Sanders is there!

Matt Whitaker also!

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