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January 30, 2020

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Momto2

Brexit complete with flags and bagpipes!

https://twitter.com/MartinDaubney/status/1223157606308614145

KevlarKid

off to cardio..week 12 completing. 33% D.U.N.

Barbara

jim nj,

Re: our conversation on the flu —
I was thinking of this type of avian flu:

The most common, low pathogenicity avian influenza, is mostly harmless and infected chickens will react with general flu/cold-like symptoms. Highly pathogenicity avian influenza is extremely contagious and kills approximately 90% of all chickens that catch the disease.

https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/bird-flu-and-backyard-chickens/

JM Hanes

Kevlar Kid:

Yes, to the Bridge of Doom, and double yes to Scalia as the Riddle Maker!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I read an old interesting ScientificAmerican article [that I don't think I linked here] that said research seems to indicate a complex deal with two different flu types; Group 1 and Group 2. The question was why the Spanish Flu whacked so many young healthy adults; average age of death was in the 20s.
They discovered a correlation between the type of flu a generation is exposed to at youth and susceptibility to one from a different group later. The strain that effected people shortly after the turn of the century was of a different group than the Spanish flu and the theory is that for some reason our immune system is then fairly helpless against the other group and if it's a particularly virulent one like 1918's, you don't have much defense.

JM Hanes

Momto2:

"Jerry... Jerry... Jerry" A phrase just crying out for use of some kind! LOL Not with a bang, but a whimper.

Momto2

JMH - We have SO many creative people on our side. I have no doubt we will see that used in multiple ways - maybe even tomorrow's The Week in Pictures!

Thomas Collins

JMH, re your 10:02 AM post: Whether or not there is another inquiry labelled "impeachment" in the House, I am sure the Jerry/Adam/Nancy outrage show will go on (with help from the usual supporting cast members such as Hakeem and Maxine). That will keep the base revved up and help distract from a pretty amazing POTUS performance on the economy. Today at Rasmussen tracking, Trump is plus one overall and minus 4 strong approve/strong disapprove. Although that is in the higher range of his numbers since he took office, it's still amazingly low given the economy.

I think the continuing Dem/Oligarch Media outrage machine tactics will help Comrade Sanders. It's his base that will be most stoked up by whatever new breathless reporting will now emanate from CNN and MessNBC. Perhaps the John Bolton book tour will provide some grist for the outrage mill.

Thomas Collins

And when all else fails, the 25th Amendment talk can always be revived.

henry

They are chasing Kushner in China or something right now.

Jack is Back (Again)!

Where Epidemiology and Politics meet: The Casual Link Between Getting Gonorrhea and Voting for Hillary Clinton.

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-causal-link-between-getting.html

Threadkiller

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7tdtNISDZwA

MissMarple2

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-bans-export-of-protective-masks-clothing-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/articleshow/73810654.cms

India's ban is seen as significant because the government assumes there may be a spurt in demand because the cases have now reached 10,000.

jimmyk

I was expecting a Seinfeld reference.

Threadkiller

You need to watch this video from Momto2 first, Jimmy:

https://twitter.com/Julio_Rosas11/status/1223090988060758021

Someone in the comments notes that it is extra funny when you watch the clerks, below Roberts, and their amusement.

Jane

If we had an honest media, Trump’s approval would be 90%.

Barbara

If that is what's really going on with Collins' vote, it's obvious Kabuki theater, and any voters who are "appeased" by a meaningless vote that won't alter a predetermined conclusion ARE morons.

Posted by: James D. | January 31, 2020 at 07:24 AM

What is your solution? If you listen to the Ted Cruz podcast #9, this is apparently where things are headed. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-9-a-day-in-the-life/id1495601614?i=1000464146524

But as they say, YMMV.

henry

BrexitCentral @BrexitCentral
3m

7 HOURS TO GO! #BrexitDay

MissMarple2

Morris65
@MorrisJ65
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Really loved it when Trump, asked about Bloomberg, said "I've had it up to here with him"...placing his hand not up to his neck but up to his navel!-)

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

ASOFB

How much space will Brexit free up in the EU?

1 GB

Jack is Back (Again)!

Has this been noted before or posted?

Schiff's daughter has or still is dating Eric Ciaramella!

https://aussiecelebs.com.au/alexa-schiff/

Captain Hate

Someone in the comments notes that it is extra funny when you watch the clerks, below Roberts, and their amusement.

I'm glad someone froze the frame so you could see the looks on all of them. Stephanopoulos has made the slash sign so much this week it probably looks like his neck was caught in a zipper.

JM Hanes

Thomas Collins:

"Whether or not there is another inquiry labelled "impeachment" in the House, I am sure the Jerry/Adam/Nancy outrage show will go on "

I have absolutely no doubt that it will. The President, however, will no longer be in active legal jeopardy, which is both constraining and wearying, no matter how well Trump is handling it. I'm not the only here who has talked about being depressed or seriously out of sorts over the current goings on, either, which is part of why I mention the effect of continuing impeachment on voter morale. It's just categorically different from the familiar outrage of the day.

MissMarple2

Guys,

Is this a tie? My local friend was at the Y this morning and called in an outrage because someone on TV said that Murkowski was voting for witnesses.

I overslept this morning and have a headache, and am fearing I caught my daughter's flu-cold.

henry

vid of our future under Dem control:


Global Times
@globaltimesnews

Walking around without a protective face mask? Well, you can't avoid these sharp-tongued drones! Many village and cities in China are using drones equipped with speakers to patrol during the #coronavirus outbreak.

https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1223218977570078721

Neo

They won't be trying "blitz-peachment" again any time soon

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Wretchard's Latest

JM Hanes

TK:

Did you notice that Trump is in the audience in your 10:42 video? Right around the 25 second mark!

Tom R

If that is what's really going on with Collins' vote, it's obvious Kabuki theater, and any voters who are "appeased" by a meaningless vote that won't alter a predetermined conclusion ARE morons.

If you are correct that it's all kabuki, are the voters who are "enraged" at Collins also morons?

Knowing that the outcome of the impeachment is already known, my guess is Trump and McConnell are thinking ahead to Trump's second term. Much better for Trump for Collins to get re-elected than to lose that seat to the Democrats. If Trump campaigns for Collins later on this year that should settle the debate.

henry

not a confidence builder.

MarketWatch @MarketWatch
now

Coronavirus update: 213 dead, more countries recommending against China travel

JM Hanes

1GB, now that's funny, Stephanie!

henry

ah... the big lie "for the children"


Matthew Green
@matthew_d_green

4. Since demanding backdoors has gone nowhere, US AG William Barr and others recently switched strategies. In an open letter, they demanded that Facebook delay encryption plans because it would hinder filtering of “child sexual abuse material” (CSAM). justice.gov/opa/pr/attorne…

https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1223249281844490241

Jack is Back (Again)!

So, Ditzy Lizzie is questioning CJ Robert's legitimacy?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/warren-submits-question-to-chief-justice-asking-about-his-legitimacy

Tom R

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-trumps-des-moines-rally-should-make-democrats-nervous

Ryan Chapman of Indianola actually voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but he was at the Trump rally in a MAGA hat.

I think this will apply to a lot of swing voters.

JM Hanes

Miss Marple:

Best to snooze away as much of the day as you can! Nobody really knows how the Senate vote is going to play out till the vote is actually taken. You'll be better off it you baby that cold right away! My father used to just go to bed and sleep till he got well. He always said it was better to miss a couple of days of work and come back at 100% than to work for 10 at a foggy 50%. Hope you've just got a temporary sniffle.

Melinda

If I were to guess, I’d say that JPM was late to the party on the “Sons and Daughters” scam, but was probably in effect for around 500 banks, globally. Same overlap available for all the “Papers”.

henry

Back in the day Chase was in the front row with things like Marcos billions sitting in a no interest account. They may be better at hiding it than the johnny come lately banks.

John S

It has been interesting to read how many commenters had relatives who died in the 1918 influenza. My paternal grandmother died in the flu after giving birth to my aunt. My father was four years old. My grandfather married his late wife's sister, as was a custom among some European immigrants at that time. I wasn't told until I was at least a teenager that the woman I thought was my grandmother was not. And my father never talked about losing his mother at age four. Don't you love that Northern European stoicism.

Neo

Posted by: Jack is Back! | January 31, 2020 at 11:09 AM

Better link with photos
https://aussiecelebs.com.au/alexa-schiff/#Boyfriend_Dating_Married

JM Hanes

henry:

Law enforcement always ends up running the kiddie porn play, don't they? I've lost count of how many bills have been introduced under that banner in the House, all of which open doors to government command and control.

anonamom

MM--zinc lozenges. Go buy a pack and use them. Yes, they taste terrible and will make your food taste yucky. Oh well.

John S

I also lost my maternal grandfather as well. He was a psychiatrist, and planned a trip back to Europe for some study in 1912. He booked his return passage on the Titanic. Then when it turned out that his wife was pregnant with my mother, he rescheduled so as to return sooner. Close one.

John S

oops. s/b I "almost" lost my maternal grandfather.

Theo

Jane @ 11:03

And if my aunt had wheels she’d be a wagon.

The liberal media is not all powerful. It has seen a serious decline in prestige and importance. Conservative outlets are getting the word out.

The underlying premise of your comment is that most people are really dumb and are easily misled by what they hear and read. And that a group representing a tiny fraction of political thought has somehow gotten a near monopoly on what they hear and read.

I don’t think this withstands analysis. Outlets like the NYT and WashPost are profit making ventures. They tell their readers what their readers want to read or they would go out of business. It is simply false to imagine a tiny evil cabal of media players exerting mind control over a huge portion of the population.

It is true of course that most of the media leans left and cuts their side slack while unfairly portraying conservatives. This gives the Dems some minor advantages in close races. But they have a real constituency. Their followers are not mindless. If Rachel Maddow suddenly started reading from Sean Hannity’s scripts, very few if any of her devoted fans would become Trump supporters. They would just go elsewhere for their commentary. And a lot of conservatives would begin tuning in to Maddow.

The media is a problem but it’s only one part of it. Conservatives need to persuade real people, not just replace media overlords. When the public buys into conservative ideals and principles the media will follow.

Captain Hate

Welp the market seems to have pre weekend flu jitters.

JM Hanes

John S:

I'm sooo glad you corrected your story! It seemed incredibly sad to miss going down on the Titanic only to die of the flu. I appreciate the happy ending!

James D.

My point with Collins and Kabuki and moron if voters is just this: If its clear that she’s only being released by McConnell to vote for witnesses because the vote will fail so it has no effect, then why would it help her re-election chances? Why would any voter who’s at all informed care that she’s casting a meaningless vote only because her majority leader let her?

henry

James D, its cute when these tools think they are fooling us.

Jane

I just bought some zinc lasagnes today. I had them written down but couldn’t remember what they were for. Thanks for reminding me Amom.

MissMarple2

https://www.waynedupree.com/couple-save-two-year-old-boy-riding-bike-across-highway/

God was certainly looking out for him!

Melinda

Friday-Get-Me-Flat-Osis.

And long bonds.

Same ole, same ole. Will be quiet shortly, up until closing 15 mins.

henry

Jane, the zinc might help memory as well.

henry

blocking New Yorkers from getting to a Friday Happy Hour? That is a bad idea.

Andy Ngo @MrAndyNgo
5m

The antifa group, FTP3/Decolonize This Place, is planning mass sabotage of the NYC @MTA system today to demand abolishment of fares & law enforcement. They’re meeting at 5pm at Grand Central. NBC reports they are calling for police to be assaulted.

JM Hanes

JiB:

I hadn't heard about Schiff's daughter dating the Whistler. What a tangle!

Thanks for posting the full Dylan Thomas poem yesterday. Have you ever heard a recording of him reading it? Definitely a memorable experience!

henry

My impression was that photo was debunked when it first got sent around the web a couple months ago.

Melinda

Debunked immediately

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Yeah, pretty sure even Schiff-for-brains wouldn't post a picture with the caption "Alexa and her boyfriend "Whistleblower Eric" on Nov 28 last year.

anonamom

My grandparents lost their first two children to the flu epidemic, a toddler daughter and an infant son. Had seven more children, all of whom lived into their late eighties/early nineties (without benefit of vaccines or antibiotics in their childhoods and youths).

Current record holder, their middle child, my 96 year old aunt who lives in the home her husband took her too on her wedding day in 1946!

KevlarKid

"Schiff's daughter has or still is dating Eric Ciaramella!"

Coming soon to Moochflix:

"Porking Chimmerella"

JM Hanes

Don Surber: Liberals pay the price for hating Trump

For 3 long years, [liberals] thought they'd get this man. But they found out, they are just a link in his chain, chain, chain. Chain of fools.

Maybe Trump should add it to his rally playlist!

Buckeye

JohnS

My former neighbor is a gal named Marge Reuchlin. Her family started Holland America in the 1870s.

Her grandfather was on the Titanic as a the guest of the Captain because they were considering commissioning a sister ship. Bad timing.

Her house was full of memorabilia from her family’s business, many antiques dating to the 19th century.

John S

amom, what a bittersweet story. Best wishes for many more years to your aunt.

anonamom

Rather than McConnell "allowing" Collins to vote for witnesses, I think it is far more likely that McConnell had to ask Lamar to NOT vote for witnesses. And maybe convince Lisa to sleep on it too.

I think Senator Collins was going to vote that way all along. And our least favorite Republican in the world, Senator Romney as well.

That being the case, it would be who else "could" and still not have have to endure the torture of/subject the country to that no win/no difference situation.

Pelosi is correct--Trump will always 'be impeached."

Just like she will always be known for having brought the failed, totally partisan impeachment. It will be in paragraph one of her obit.

Jane

Who knew they had zinc lasagna. Does it have sauce?

John S

Buckeye, looks like that was Jonkheer Johan George Reuchlin, which popped up on encyclopedia-titanica.org. Very interesting. My family on both sides are Dutch.

Neo

Would Schiff really put out a Tweet with "'Whistleblower' Eric" on it ?

Thomas Collins

Is that a real site (as opposed to a spoofed and photoshopped one)? Schiff's daughter is dating Ciaramella?

Robin, eff 'em all

Distraction comment.....

https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/watchdog/2020/01/29/lawsuit-alleges-cornell-frat-hazing-linked-antonio-tsialas-death/4409463002/?fbclid=IwAR33RkveHKFn9Z_CQIH__S1ePPX2ZkTU4hFM2ZdDBztSNjzppJlpiXMh_ZE

Last October a freshman died after attending a fraternity party. The family has done yeoman's work in trying to get to the bottom of their son's death. Their lawsuit details the activities at the fraternity party, which are frankly shocking. If all true, it's amazing that more students don't wind up with alcohol poisoning.

I don't have much knowledge of fraternities. Are they supposed to have an adult living in the house and providing supervision? If so, would that person be held criminally liable for the student's death?

JM Hanes

anonamom:

Up in the mountains, near a place I used to fish, there's an old semi-abandoned church and graveyard. It's an eerie place, lots of green mosses and filtered light, with a sobering number of graves for infants and young children. All the little tombstones with loving messages are just heartbreaking.

Thomas Collins

As crazy as things can get, my bet is that whoever Alexa Schiff is dating or not dating, it's not THE Eric Ciaramella.

KevlarKid

" Coronavirus update: 213 dead, more countries recommending against China travel"


Trump to Xi: Was your biowarfare lab involved? Make him lie. Double down on restrictions. Quid pro Kiss My Tukis.

KevlarKid

Bottom line: if R senators want a satisfactory list of goodies in the Trump 2.0 infrastructure bill they'll sing along with Mitch.

KevlarKid

Alexa Schiff IS a whistle blower?

KevlarKid

an adage from the old days---- Take zinc and don't stink. Lessens the curse of unmaskable body odor. From the days before Right Guard and "deodorants for her."

KevlarKid

From the Empire of the Insane

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/31/north-korean-government-officials-escape-across-border-key-documents/

Neo

This cleared up some items for me on Burisma
https://johnsolomonreports.com/joe-bidens-conspiracy-theory-memo-to-u-s-media-doesnt-match-the-facts/

KevlarKid

Let's review:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/30/top-8-reasons-trump-already-won-impeachment/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If all true, it's amazing that more students don't wind up with alcohol poisoning.--

No kiddin. The amounts they cited would have knocked a Cape Buffalo off his stool.

KevlarKid

And there it is:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/californias-governor-says-hes-ready-to-take-over-embattled-pge.html?&qsearchterm=PG&E

Jack is Back (Again)!

A good way to stay off a cold or to make a quick recovery are the Zicam nasal swabs.

MissMarple2

Patrick Howley
@HowleyReporter
·
17m
President Trump just said that he will consider not sending foreign aid to countries that are all talk, no action on stopping child sex trafficking.

Now THERE is a Quid Pro Quo we can get behind!

Captain Hate

a sobering number of graves for infants and young children. All the little tombstones with loving messages are just heartbreaking.

Infant mortality used to be huge until relatively recently. Mrs Hate used to do some photography work of documenting tombstones for a firm that made them. A really old cemetery had a children and infants area that was larger than anyone would want it to be.

Jack is Back (Again)!

Breaking: Officer involved shooting near Mar-a-Lago.

James D.

Schiff's daughter has or still is dating Eric Ciaramella!

Schiff reproduced?

That seems like a strong argument against the idea of a benevolent God.

KevlarKid

"No kiddin. The amounts they cited would have knocked a Cape Buffalo off his stool."

Them buffalo are smart though. They attend the alcohol awareness seminars offered during "new student orientation" the least attended program on the traditional docket.

campus judicial boards control rape and alcohol crimes. schools settle with no admission of guilt. parents end up having to decide how much their child's life was "worth."

it is an all-around disgusting state of affairs that has only worsened since the 80s.

KevlarKid

James D... you got me poundin the table here...coffee mug well outta reach!

KevlarKid

okay all you'n beer-doz out there... do prices increase after the Supa Bo?

Robin, eff 'em all

Well this is awesome:

https://youtu.be/Kdd4463Tmlo

Can you hear the people sing?

KevlarKid

A climactic buildup to open a Trump Rally:

Mr. President, we wish you

Green Grass and High Tides

MissMarple2

The Panic
@Gunntwitt
·
9m
WH Statement on most recent Bolton stuff...

“I never instructed John Bolton to set up a meeting for Rudy Giuliani, one of the greatest corruption fighters in America and by far the greatest mayor in the history of New York City.... That meeting never happened”

Neo

BREAKING: Shots fired at Mar-a-Lago after driver breaches security checkpoint

Neo

https://twitter.com/RepJerryNadler/status/1223301592549556224

clarice

JiB aussie site is dubious--that does not appear to be whistleblower Cinderella in the pic.

henry

CNBC @CNBC
1m

CDC quarantines Wuhan passengers in California under federal order cnb.cx/3aZ4UXR

Buckeye

JiB

Mrs. Buckeye has a Samsung Tablet that she rarely uses, mostly for travel since it is light and easy to carry.

I thought I would check it before we head to PR in a week. It has been in a corner in the family room, plugged in.

Well the battery did not take kindly to the over charge, and was swollen to 4 times its normal thickness. Pushed the screen right out of the frame!

I ordered a new battery pack, watched a youtube on how to disassemble, and had at it.

Amazingly, nothing was broken. Removed the battery and was then able to reinsert the screen. Installed the new battery and snapped everything back together.

Works and looks fine.

Thought of Frederick while doing it:)

henry

CNBC @CNBC
1m

Lisa Murkowski to vote against additional witnesses in Trump impeachment

JM Hanes

Great stuff Robin! I do hope that the English can stop their apparent slide into Islamification and politically correct paralysis in the face of such challenges to the character which has made Britain great. Brexit is really the first hopeful sign in a long, long time, it seems to me.

Is anybody watching the summations? I actually forgot them for a moment.

Buckeye

Lisa Murkowski to vote against additional witnesses in Trump impeachment

Her constituents have likely been reminding her that Trump’s energy policies are saving Alaska’s bacon, and we could survive without you.

Jane

Of course JMH. So far just whining by Demmings and Schiff - after bragging that the ver credible N.Y. Times has massive and damning new evidence.

Nothin new.

anonamom

Zicam nasal swabs no longer have zinc in them, sadly.
(Some old people snorted zinc gel and burnt out their olfactory nerve, and ruined it for the rest of us._
So they don't work like they used too.

When my dad died, I made sure I got all of his old ones from his bathroom medicine cabinet.

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