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January 26, 2020

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henry

DoS is a known den of iniquity. Why trust a random civil servant employed there? We just saw how useless they are in the House peach mint hearings.

henry

Cindy McCain... anotherfor whom access to power is more important than results or the deplorable.

MissMarple2

henry,

I routinely sign in with my Twitter account now, because when my password suddenly wasn't accepted I couldn't sign back on. Does Gus have a Twitter account? Or a Facebook account?

Melinda

Hmmm, McCain plus Flake then Marshall Islands = Epstein and “Everyone knew.”?

Who is this “Everyone” Widow McCain?

henry

Miss M, not that I know of. He cleared cookies / website data and reset his TPpassword. Comments appear to go through, but disappear. A thing that gets all of us from time to time. But it has persisted. (Seems whatJanet has experienced as well)

lyle

Ig’s reputation continues to widen:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/the-china-myth-exposed.php

The context, of course, is the Trump administration’s standing up to China’s dictators. Like Toto, Trump has pulled back the curtain on the Chinese fraud. To coin a phrase, one might say that China’s economic “juggernaut” is in fact a paper tiger.

The second word of the second sentence is a hyperlink to Clarice’s Pieces from last Sunday.

henry

Strange wording.

@ryanfieldABC

ABC News can confirm 5 people dead in Calabasas helicopter crash.

Working to confirm Kobe Bryant was one of the victims.

KevlarKid

Kobe Bryant RIP. copter crash. CA

MissMarple2

henry,

TMZ has reported he is dead but no definite confirmation, although I have seen it reported by my local paper, Fox, and some other reporters.

JM Hanes

I wouldn't presume to speak for Ignatz, but I know I could never do what Clarice does. Week after week, year after year, she digests the news, picks out salient issues, makes unnoticed connections, collects relevant comments from all of the web, and pours it all into a column that is both enlightening and entertaining. Every. Single. Sunday. without fail, and only an occasional vacation. It's a remarkable talent that takes a special kind of commitment. I have often wondered how in the world she manages to keep so many balls in the air at one time!

Speaking of which, Clarice, I was appalled by the description of Chinese hygienic "barbarity." Just goes to show you that reading about another world only takes you so far. A couple of years ago, I did a small survey of where most of the biggest pandemics have originated, and it seems that even some of those that we associate with Africa, actually came to life in China/East Asia. Unfortunately that info is currently lost in my files, but I'll post it if I find it.

I wondered why that might be, and ending up thinking that perhaps it's because the Chinese tended to live in closer quarters to their pigs and chickens, as perfect vectors, longer than people did in the west. Add in hygiene-free living and eating anything that moves, and you've got a perfect pandemic storm. Of course, the French will eat almost anything, too, though at least they dress it up a bit.

Your second Pieces paragraph, toting up the Democrats "postfactual" sins, was an equally appalling political stew. I get so angry, that I often have to walk away from any kind of news completely. I appreciate everybody who manages to stick it out and report back!

henry

Miss M, ABC says they have confirmed the news.

JohnH

Just pulling your chain Gus. But let me fill in for you.

THE DEMS ARE GETTING AN ASSKICKING TOMORROW!

MissMarple2

henry,

Thank you. I am sorry to hear that, because from all reports he was a genuinely nice guy. We probably could have used someone like him around a bit longer.

Melinda

CNBC running with it.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/26/kobe-bryant-killed-in-helicopter-crash-reports-say.html

Melinda

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We are aware of reports about Kobe Bryant and are currently investigating. We will update here as soon as we can confirm anything.


latimes's avatar
Los Angeles Times @latimes
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There was a helicopter crash with reported fatalities in Calabasas this morning, but the victims have not yet been publicly identified. latimes.com/california/sto…


Los Angeles Times
@latimes
UPDATE: Kobe Bryant, the NBA and MVP who spanned a 20-year career with the L.A. Lakers, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. He was 41.

https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1221522470173200384

Captain Hate

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

Captain Hate

Dammit, I hit refresh and didn't see the earlier comments before pulling a Neo.

Captain Hate

ESPN hasn't broken away from the Pro Bowl which no one watches.

KevlarKid

" i buried Paul"

JM Hanes

henry:

"Anyone have away to see if it’s on TM’s end, or random Typhuspad?"

I've begun to suspect it may be a bit of both. I don't think TM has updated his site in any way for at least a decade or considerably more, so it's hard to know whose software is not playing nicely. Things just get progressively more erratic.

Captain Hate

Don't get carried away; Kobe surely got away with raping a girl in Denver.

KevlarKid

hang in there, GUS!

KevlarKid

did someone say the Pro Bowl is broken?

clarice

MY GOODNESS, JMH! Thank you. It's not false modesty on my part to say I could not do that without the bright thoughts (and links) JOMers post here.I've said it before, and I mean it--I have the greatest research team and think tank to work with me.

Narciso

This is the girl reporter some three years ago

https://twitter.com/BOOMER4K/status/1221192328246972421?s=20

Narciso


Like dr strangelove


https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/palestinian-leadership-plans-to-foil-president-trumps-peace-plan-by-inciting-mass-protests/

Narciso

Hmm:


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ex-mi6-spy-fabricated-dossier-on-trump-and-prostitutes-wz2hr8zz7

clarice

My son just posted a pic from Tokyo--it's a food sign reading "salted squid guts with citron". LOL

Melinda

Helicopter news may get worse.

KevlarKid

typhus ate me link

https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/04/there-are-great-books/

Captain Hate

Yes Mel

Jack is Back (Again)!

3 short bumps in the cloudy sky to my East. Probably jet jockeys from NAS Jax. Unsettled my bigger Beagle who hates thunder but this was definitely sound barrier stuff.

Melinda

ABC has a fuck up on staff. Nice work Iger.

Captain Hate

I've read almost all those books.

JM Hanes

Narciso:

So which Obama surrogate do we think is advising the Palestinians?

henry

Wasn’t Pelosi just out that way?

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/01/intel-pelosi-democrats-israel-military-aid-congress.html

Narciso

They dont need encouragement since arafats uncle in the 20s

Narciso

But al quds brennan is on the same wavelength same with samantha powet and robert malley

Narciso

Ive attempted or finished about half o gave up on middlemarch

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Noted: Chas Martin of PJ media has examined the available medical stats (he's posting in Instapundit comments) and concludes that the rates of infection and the death rate suggest we don't need to worry here in the US.

Of course the stats are fragmentary and in some cases, no doubt, "massaged" by gov't. That said, the corona virus situation appears to feel to him like SARS/H1N1 from a decade ago in which no or few Americans died.

Narciso

Thats why chuck u has dialed to eleventy

James D.

Cindi McCain has worked on this cause for several years. To me, for her to casually throw out that "We all knew what Epstein was up to" is simply unacceptable. If she didn't know what he was like before, then she at LEAST should have been aware after his first arrest, or at least his second one, and should have chosen her words more carefully.

She’s just telling the truth. They DID all know what Epstein was up to - everyone in high political circles, everyone in the NY big money scene, everyone in the MSM, everyone in Hollywood.

They all knew he was a pedophile and a predator and a rapist, and they didn’t care one goddamn bit. Not one of them. They took his money, went to his parties, flew on his jet, made polite talk with him at social events, and just didn’t give a crap about the teenage girls who were being rapes and worse by him and his associates (when they themselves weren’t taking part, of course).

As an incredibly wealthy woman in her own right and the wife of a powerful politician, Cindy McCain was in a position to actually public ally call Epstein out at any point over the last decade - and be heard, loudly. She couldn’t be bothered, and that by itself earns her a place in hell as far as I’m conferences.

KevlarKid

Bryant's daughter was aboard according to one report.

clarice

ABC has withdrawn that report,KK

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Also, via Insty, a story about a mirthful Python interview-from-hell
https://ricochet.com/715618/a-very-python-memory/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Majority of people say “the U.S. Senate already has enough information!” @FoxNews

KevlarKid

Adler's Great Books were the core of ND's General Program studies in "Poetry", "Politics", Philosophy of Science, History of Science, and Great Books Seminar.

Read. Write. Oral mid-terms and finals, two scholars vs. me. any books fr the current semester were fair game but all of us made the mistake of correlating a given point to a book fr prior semesters, opening the door for either scholar to unleash hell for "deeper exploration" as they were fond of calling their game.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Nothing done wrong, READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!

KevlarKid

about the daughter, clarice? or kobe?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a thread by Rep. Lee Zeldin.

Folks: a must read thread from @RepLeeZeldin breaking down the spin, misdirections, and outright lies in the Democrats impeachment case

Please share https://t.co/tu0s0MFVmj

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 25, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:
Rep. Jim Jordan
@Jim_Jordan
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Pat Cipollone said it best yesterday:

“For all [the Democrats’] talk about election interference, they’re here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history.”

Let the American people decide.

JM Hanes

James D:

"Cindy McCain was in a position to actually public ally call Epstein out at any point over the last decade - and be heard, loudly. She couldn’t be bothered, and that by itself earns her a place in hell as far as I’m conferences."

Amen to that! And if Cindy knew, does anyone think John McCain didn't know too? I haven't read the story this info comes from, but does she even realize what a stunning admission that is? Wouldn't exposing someone at the top of the pedo pyramid do an awful lot for her putative cause? Or was she just a politically generated, token, figure head?

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!

KevlarKid

i missed the ABC affiliate's confirmation fr an hour ago saying Gigi was not on board. a TMZ sports reporter confirmed 20 minutes ago that she was.

Another Bob

ESPN continues to report the 13 year old daughter was also killed.

Porchlight

On the R side it's not so informative: The last three winners have been Cruz, Santorum (by a hair over Romney), and Huckaby.

The 2016 Iowa R result was interesting. Cruz in first and Trump in second place, but each of them received more votes than any previous R candidate.

This was the first actual-vote indicator that suggested to me that Trump would take the nomination and the general, as Cruz wasn't expected to do as well in NH or SC.

MissMarple2

Kev,

People is reporting she was

https://people.com/sports/kobe-bryant-daughter-gianna-dies-calabasas-helicopter-crash/

KevlarKid

Epstein was a tip of a very large "return to feudal times" by the uber wealthy.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/01/26/rick-fox-confirmed-alive-and-well-after-blue-checks-spread-rumor-he-was-killed-in-the-kobe-bryant-helicopter-crash/

clarice

Ah--reports on the helo accident keep shifting.

henry

48 hour rule pending official statements

Another Bob

It's probably too soon for some of the thoughts that have occurred about the Kobe coverage.

So I'll just hold them for the moment.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I always think of Mortimer Adler as the Henny Youngman of intellectualism. :)

KevlarKid

i don't get the yolk, Ig. :0

KevlarKid

penz on who can get to a source closest to Mrs. Mamba.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Twatter just blew up:

MSNBC reporter appears to call the Lakers the 'Los Angeles Ni**ers' during Kobe Bryant coverage
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henry

Studies... it’s the policy differences. (conservative policies muted as evil)

https://news.yale.edu/2020/01/16/partisan-rancor-rooted-policy-disputes-not-mere-tribalism

KevlarKid

Youngman

Adler

henry

A scam on a scam, Buffett hardest hit.

A Martinez couple who was operating a seemingly legitimate business selling solar generators pleaded guilty Friday to various charges stemming from a Ponzi scheme that netted them $1 billion in fraudulent income — affording them an extremely lavish lifestyle.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/355986/

KevlarKid

that Martinez couple own over 100 classic muscle cars. featured two nights running on local news. Buddy Clampett tv at its finest. city of Martin-ez is about 30 mins from here.

MissMarple2

Well, this should get some people going.

KevlarKid

ol' Worn Buffett better "far" sumbuddy. it's alotta cheddar.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Meet the new boss...worse than the old boss;
First-Ever Hezbollah-Controlled Government Takes Over in Lebanon.

peter

jmh @ 2:53 hear hear, it's an honor to be on a first name basis with Clarice

Another Bob

That migh5 get people going MM, but it isn’t true.

rich

>>>Obama fired all of the BUSH political appointees. Then he moved all of the Obama political appointees as his second term was ending.

Posted by: MissMarple2 | January 26, 2020 at 11:43 AM<<<

a government-within-a-government accountable to "Obama" ... zero is the face, it is the people who elevated him who need to be uncovered.

evening all ... worked almost 70 hours last week and straggled into today to wallow in my failure!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement

Another Bob

Video of Stephanie’s post. Yep, but it sounded like a tongue-tie and not necessarily intentional.

https://twitter.com/wandadee1/status/1221541173837225984?s=21

jimmyk

he moved all of the Obama political appointees as his second term was ending

I missed MM's post earlier, but I presume this is referring to Obama's making them civil service so that they couldn't be fired by Trump. I recall reading that he did that. This is another thing that if he did by executive order, Trump should be able to undo by executive order. It's outrageous that Obama could have tied the hands of his successor in this way.

rich

whoa ... just catching up. kobe news is shocking.

clarice

MM, I don't think that's true.

henry

@CNBC

Jerry Nadler announces wife's cancer diagnosis, says he will miss part of impeachment trial

Neo

Carpoff, Madoff, lets call the whole thing off

henry

thread

@heshmatalavi

#UPDATE
-Intense U.S. Air Force activity reported over Baghdad
-Al-Arabiya reports injuries after rocket attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
-Unconfirmed reports claim five injuries
-U.S. helicopters landing inside Embassy vicinity

https://twitter.com/heshmatalavi/status/1221552416715395074?s=21

clarice

Obama wasn't the first to move appointees over to civil service slots.It's been going on for some time, largely I believe in Democrat administrations.

Neo

Nadler won’t miss much. No crime, no foul.

henry

3 of 5 rockets hit US Embassy in Baghdad, injuring one staffer. Just now.

KevlarKid

https://pjmedia.com/trending/angry-citizens-heckle-adam-schiff-move-to-venezuela-comrade/

MissMarple2

Another Bob, clarice,

Looking around to see if it's true. I am looking for my old dictionary with a copy of the Constitution because I no longer trust Google.

rich

Posted by: jimmyk | January 26, 2020 at 05:27 PM

i've never seen any good reporting on the issue, but i was under the impression that they went though the federal government hiring process so they would be protected by civil service rules and the merit system protection board.

the congress needs to get off their dead ass and put nothing but 'fire them' hanging judges on the mspb (like judge harrison in used cars) ...

henry

Miss M, it is not in Article 1, Section 3 which details impeachment.

Nor in the 22 nd Amendment setting term limits on the President.

It is a fine joke that will cause leftists to read the Constitution

KevlarKid

if it were in fact nullified, would all official acts be nullified? canna worms. good thing not so.

rich

looks like iran didn't learn their lesson.

Another Bob

WaPo reporter/space cadet reposts a story about Kobe’s old rape allegations at hour after the reports of his death.

Expresses (feigns?) surprise at the vitriol that follows.

Claims victim status.

SMH

Another Bob

Yeah rich, getting buried by Kobe news.

MissMarple2

The Associated Press
@AP
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BREAKING: Sheriff says records show nine
people were killed when helicopter crashed in California. Sources tell @AP
that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among the victims.

MissMarple2

Sigh. I guess the extra term isn't true. Pity.

rich

Posted by: Another Bob | January 26, 2020 at 05:55 PM

i'm still trying to figure out why i can't get my gateway to work ... a bizarre timing issue.

not that anyone asked but i think it is a software issue ... the software group says it should work and the hardware group says i either set something up wrong or that it is software.

mostly everyone except my management is ignoring me.

rich

and everyone wants to know why the thing isn't finished yet, i've been working on it for almost a week.

MissMarple2

unseen1
@unseen1_unseen
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The left are finding out that it's very hard to retain the fiction that 🍊 man is bad for the country when all the evidence points to 🍊 man is good for the country. After three years of the left being 100% wrong about everything, some people are catching on and figuring it out.

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